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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN. FKlUAl'. JlAitm to. vi.
DM WILL DISPLAY
AS SYSTEM'S HEAD
PRESIDENT Or POETLAND RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER COM
PANY, WHO HAS EESIGNED.
HER SPLENDID GEMS
Wedding Scene in Lucia Will
Reins to Be Laid Down July 1
This Year Different Busi
ness in View.
Be Setting for Tetrazzini
Collection of Stones.
RARE JEWELS HER HOBBY
SERVICE SPANS SIX YEARS
President of largest Public TTtlltty
In City, Which STiovra Marked
Advance Under Him, Accept
Contlnt From rtrt PK
as the large owners of the property. I
w(h t Dress the most sincere ap
preciation of the service which has
been given by Mr. Joeselyn to tms com.
pany. with unfailing devoUon and ln
Himtrv over a period of almost sc
years. It Is rarely In the history of
any man's business career mat ne is
called upon to concentrate In any six
years such an amount of hard and
difficult work as has fallen to Mr.
Josselyn's lot In handling; the affairs
of this company since he took charge
in July. 1907. Whatever success may
have come in the upbuilding and de
velopment of the company's property
and business It Is largely due to his
devoted efforts." Mr. Clark stated that
he desired to have this evidence of ap
preciation spread upon the minutes of
X24.0O,oe0 la Expended.
It has fallen to the lot of few men
to expend In six years so huge a sum
as 124.000.000, but that amount of
money covers the activities of Mr.
Josselyn during his residence In this
city. Mr. Josselyn arrived in Portland
from Baltimore, Maryland, on July 4 of
July, 1S07, not quite six years ago. since
that time he has constructed 49 miles
of street and Interurban railway with
in the city limits. Increasing the Port
land mileage from 151 to 200 miles.
However, this stretcar mileage has
been a small factor In his activities
when compared with the rapid develop
ment of the hydro-electric generating
plants of the company. The huge plant
at Estacada, and the rehabilitation of
the one at Caxadero. as well as the
completion of the Bull Run and Sandy
River developments, are real monu
ments of his executive and engineering
ability, and Involved the expenditure of
many millions of dollars.
Mr. Josselyn came Into the leadership
of the property following the death of
H. W. Goode. He was a stranger In
Portland, although having 20 years
previously vlstted the city, when a
young man. In assuming a position at
the head of Oregon's largest public
utility. It required a great deal of skill
and no small amount of ability to
grasp the situation. It was through his
recommendation that the syndicate
back of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company was Induced to expand
and develop along such lines as would
provide for the future. With an un
erring eye as to the future possibilities
of Portland, Mr. Josselyn Immediately
came to the conclusion, that for the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany to expand with the city and take
care of the community's needs in the
matter of power, light and streetcar
operation, there must be expended mil
lions of dollars.
System Practically Rebuilt.
The street railway at that time was
not In the highest state of efficiency
so far as equipment was concerned.
Apparently to bring It up to such a
degree as would meet the requirements
of the then growing community It ne
cessitated practically the rebuilding of
the entire system. Heavier rails were
substituted, new barns were built to
house the new cars, and extensions of
rarllnes out into the suburbs were
constructed to meet the growing de
mand of the various sections. In ad
dition, the new steam stations, built
on the river front are Important fac
tors In the company's increased elec
tric generation. The general office
building at Seventh and Alder streets
was built during Mr. Josselyn's reg
ime, and Is one of the most complete
and substantial electric buildings In
During his administration Mr. Josse
lyn secured from the people two ex
tensive franchises for his company. The
blanket franchise of 1909 is probably
the most Important, while that recent
ly granted supplements the former and
adds the Seventh street proposition.
Probably one of the most Important
features of Ms construction work i
the recent completion of the carshops
upon Center street at East Seventeenth
street. Here huge shops have been
erected which are capable of" turning
out finished streetcars, while In the
matter of repairing, repainting and
cleaning they are regarded as the
finest on the Pacific Coast.
Ossaaay Galas Big.
When Mr. Josselyn took hold of the
property the company employed 1500.
Today the payroll numbers almost 4000.
and this growth Is representative of
the active period of construction su
perintended by Mr. Josselyn coupled
with the natural growth of Portland.
Some idea of the remarkable growth
of the Portland Railway. Light &
Power Company, under the directing
liand of Mr. Josselyn may be gathered
from these facts: That the gross earn
ings of the company for 1907, the first
year of his administration, was 13.
S2.657. and for the year Just finished,
that of 1912. they were J6.642.S0S. al
most 100 per cent increase. The In
crease In a measure Is due to the enor
mous expenditure of money for better
ments made by Mr. Josselyn. In 1S07
the company had 12.294 electric light
customers, now It has SS.000. In 1907
It produced "2.000.000 k. w. hours of
electricity, and for the year just com
pleted the production was 169.609.000
k. w. hours more than 100 per cent
Increase. The present mileage of the
Portland Railway. Light Power Com
pany is 2S3.67 miles and Is equipped
with 634 passenger. i0 freight and
work cars and 14 locomotives. In 1907
(0,115.222 passengers were carried and
In 112 96.532.133.
There has bean a marked influence
exercised by air. Josselyn on the
natural trend of the suburban growth
nf Portland. It has always been his
Idea that East Portland was the natural
residence section of the city and that
the greatest growth from the stand
point of population would manifest it
self in that section. To Justify this be
lief he built one of the finest residences
in tlie city on Mount Tabor.
f areer Oae ( Saereaa.
Mr. Josselyn has always manifested a
pre.it deal of Interest in the personal
welfare of the employes of the com
panv. He established and equipped six
)r)i ciubrooms. His interest in the
welfare work reached out beyond the
rnipn- circles, and In the T. M. C A..
the V W. C- A. and m the church be
,rv- -r -j - : ' , :
B. S. JOSSELYN.
did more than was expected of him. It
. alnrnva hi Ambition tO PTOmOtO
and develop the better side of those
who are gaining a uveiinuuu iruiu
dally wage. His popularity with the
. . i n ne thn ritv . Is rec
ognized, and this Is due to his per
sistent and consistent eiions to cxieuu
u v,BB hanii j.t!vA in all the clubs.
and has been for years a member of
the promotion committee ot wa ron
land Commercial Club. He is a mem,
i nr .h wnv-Arlv. ftolf. Auto. Ar
lington. Commercial, Ad. Progressive.
Transportation, aiunnoman. auicuu,
Rotary and Press Clubs. In all these
, on actlv. interest and has
ever been found willing to do what he
could to promote the Interests oi aik
TAnM enm i ti tr to Portland he was
vice-president of the Baltimore Elec
tric, and Maryland Telegraph and Tele
phone companies, previous to wmun no
was general manager of the Hudson
11 v.llwflv rnmnnnv in N'PW York.
He has served In various capacities on
tue steam railways oi me couuiry,
having served six years as general
-r nf the Kansas City, Osceola
(t Southern Railway in the '90s.
BUSINESS MAX ASPIRES TO EDU
CATIONAL BOARD PLACE.
Irvlngton Resident Says Training
Fits for Service In Interest
he of much
service to the district as a member
of the Board of Education. O. M. Flura
mer. one of the prominent business men
of Portland, yesterday announced his
candidacy for Director to succeed Mrs.
- r-V ; ::
I f" v . 1 ' 1
iftiiaMii iff- lit il sin lit ' 1 1
O- tf. Fltuuner. W AaaoaBeee
Candidacy tor Director mm Bears
n t' cii wna Metitlv Selected
by the other members to fill a vacancy
existing because of the resignation of
H. C Campbell. The election will take
place June 18.
Mr. piummer was a canuiuawp
year ago against J. V. Beach, being
feated. He believes, nowever, mm
la nurposes are better understood now.
than then. He Is secretary-treasurer
r the Portland union &tocKyaras. preo
: . e h Fncenics Society of Ore-
lUCIIi " - ' " v' - -
gon and vice-president of the Garden
Contest League, no iivos in ir"5.
Ho issued the following statement:
"I am a candiaate Decause x bcihjs
i. Ae M.virA in forwarding the
education that la fitted to life needs.
haven't any desire lor personal giory.
;d I am may ippn"
work exacted of a member of the
School Board. But It is a public serv-
whlch I believe my training ins mo
v K.tt.v that the neODle of
this citv who believe In honest, com
mon sense administration of the schools
nd the education of the children will
give me their support."
DO YOU NEED MONEY?
Title & Trust Company. 4th and Oak.
will make first mortgage loans on im
proved city property and also loaa
money to home-builders.
Stapleton Presented With. "Hook."
VANCOUVER. Wash, March 17.
(Special.) A large piece of ateel. la
beled -The pen Governor Lister signed
. . i i J will vl.K " wa Kent tO
ins pnse win " . "
James P. Stapleton. chairman of the
bridge committee oy some incuu i
Olympla. The steel was sent by parcel
post, weighed several pounds and was
a meat hook. This was hung In the
office of Mr. Stapleton. as a reminder
that he "did get the hook."
GRADE BILL KILLED
Measure Advocated by City
Attorney Not Enacted.
SANDY CROSSING BALKED
Electors May Be Asked to Pass On
Amendment to Charter Which
' will Permit Railway to .
Pass Under Highway.
After lobbying for days at the last
session of the Legislature for the pass.
age of a grade crossing bill and leav
ing Salem with the understanding that
the bill had been passed. City Attorney
Grant learned yesterday from the Sec
retary of State that the measure was
defeated In the - House after It Had
passed the Senate. In consequence It
will not be possible for the O.-W. R.
& N. Company to change Its East Side
line so as to eliminate the grade cross
lng over Sandy Boulevard.
The bill was aimed to enable the city
to order the railroad company to change
the grade so that trains will pass
beneath the street, a plan which has
been under consideration for more than
a year, but has been held up because
of objections on the part of abutting
property owners. The company planned
on spending $250,000 in the work.
Provision was made in the measure
for changing the grade In spite of ob
jections. At present a small per cent
age of the property owners can block
the proposed change. Mr. Grant went
to Salem and worked in the lobby oi
both houses for several days in the In
terest of the bill and succeeded in get
ting It through the Senate. On one of
the calendars issued It was shown that
the bill had passed the House also and.
believing that the measure had been
enacted, Mr. Grant returned to Port
land. He wrote, to the Secretary of State
for a certified copy of the measure and
was informed that the bill had been
killed in the House after it passed the
Senate. It is probable that In the face
of this setback a proposed amendment
to the charter of the city to answer
the same purpose as the bill will be
submitted to the electors.
The 0.-TV. R, & N. Company has been
desirous of lowering Its tracks to elim
inate danger on the crossing, but the
plan has been opposed by property own
ers upon several occasions.,, cniess tne
people vote to amend the charter the
work cannot be done, at least until
after the next session of the Legislature.
NEW PARK BILL IS FRAMED
Measure Provides $500,000 Bonds
In Case Larger Fond Not Wanted.
An initiative measure calling for
the Issuance of $500,000 In bonds for
the purchase of public playgrounds for
children has been prepared by council-
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limited number of up-to-date city
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maps are 3 feet by 3 feet Inches
and are In four colors. While they
last they can be secured by pre
senting this coupon and 35 cents
at the City Circulation Desk In
The Oregonian Office. 40 cents by
man Menefee and will go before the
Council at Its next meeting.
Councilman Menefee says he Is sure
the amendment will carry because of
the demand for playgrounds. The
measure is aimed to give the people a
chance to vote for a playgrounds
measure if they do not desire to vote
for the proposed S2,000,000-bond Issue
for public parks wnicn is to De placed
on tbe ballot by tne council.
Diamond Earrings Said to Be ITn
equaled for Purity and Slxe.
Famous Emerald of Flawless
Quality Has Great Value.
When Mme. Lulsa Tetrazzini, the
greatest exponent of coloratura sing
ing on the contemporary operatic stage,
appears here, in the title role of Doni
zetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," under
management of Lois Steers-Wynn Co
raan, April. 2, she will wear in the wed
ding scene, in the second act, the great
est display of jewels ever witnessed In
The famous diva hasi a hobby for
gems and indulges her liking in this
resoect on every possible occasion. Last
Summer In Europe she purchased a pair
of diamond earrings which for purity
and size probably are not equalled In
the world today. Each stone weighs
33 karats and is valued at 325,000. The
stones are a perfect match and are so
set that they can be detached from
their platinum mountings and placed
In a tiara, where they form the special
features of a most magnificent jeweled
The prima donna is not partial to dia
monds alone, but every gem that pos
sesses any unusual characteristic or
brilliancy of shade or hue comes in for
her admiration. She has a splendid col
lection of emeralds, among them a huge
one of absolutely flawless sheen, and
which Is valued at a great price. This
gem was set and polished by the Court
Jeweler of the Emperor of Germany and
was obtained by Mme. Tetrazzini after
It had been sought by a number or peo.
pie who were keen for Its possession.
It was only after the diva had shown
the Jeweler other emeralds that he was
persuaded to sell her the Jewel, taking
the stand that it would be a shame not
to complete the collection of the singer
by allowing her to buy It.
Seats are now -selling for the four
performances of the Chicago Grand Op
era Co., which take place at the Or-
pheum (formerly the Heillg) March 31
to April 2, Inclusive. The box office
sale is at Sherman. Clay & Co.'s store.
opposite the Postoffice.
WHITEAKER IS IN PRISON
Convicted Promoter Surrenders at
Salem When Pardon Is Refused.
Sheriff Word was saved the trouble
of arresting and conveying to the pen
itentiary W. H. Whiteaker, whose con
viction on a charge of swindling Emma
Smith and Mary J. Cole In an oil deal
was affirmed by the Supreme Court re
cently. Yesterday the Sheriff learned
that Wednesday Whiteaker went to
Salem to interview the Governor and
later surrendered himself at the peni
tentiary, the Governor refusing to grant
a pardon. His term Is from one to five
L. C. Hammer, Jointly indicted with
Whiteaker, will be placed on trial in
Circuit Court in a couple of weeks. It
Is probable that the Indictment will, be
dismissed as to C. i. A. Peck, J. u.
Lucker and H. C. Luckerr associated
with Whiteaker and Hammer In the
formation of the Lake Oil Gas & Pipe
Line Company, for the reason that the
District Attorney's office believes there
is not enough evidence of criminallity
on ther part to secure convictions.
Indolctments charging use of the
malls .to defraud in connection with a
stock selling campaign for this com
pany are hanging over Whiteaker and
Hammer In Federal Court. Prosecution
on them was withheld on the under
standing that the defendants would be
brought to trial in that court if the
State failed to secure conviction.
CIGARETTE SELLERS FINED
Two Are Convicted of Accepting
Patronage of Boys.
Impressed by the spectacle of half a
dozen boys dressed in short trousers
confessing that they were buyers of
cigarettes from retail dealers. Justice
Jones set down his foot firmly yester
day when attorneys for James James
and Christ Hansen pleaded, for suspend
. "Not when the victims are boys as
young as these," said the court, as he
Imposed a fine of 325 on James and 350
on Hansen. The distinction was be
cause the former was not personally
the one who made the sale, while the
latter was. James has an establish
ment at 190 Union avenue North, and
Hansen at 185 Russell street.
For selling liquor to minors, a bar
tender for George Dariotis. who keeps
a saloon at S6 North Fourth street, was
held to answer to the grand Jury. An
attempt was made to hold him also on
a charge of selling liquor to an Indian,
but It was found that the law applies
only to the red men when living among
their race. Tom Owens, who works
among white men, complained that he
was made drunk In the saloon and that
315 which he had left on deposit was
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
BARCLAY To the wife of Thomas Bar
clay, 013 Overton tret, March 13, a son.
HOOVER To the wife of H. A. Hoover.
111S East Morrison street. March 20. a
daughter. . . .
OARRICK To the w!fe of James GarrlcK.
480 Eut Taylor, March 24, a son.
GARSIDE To the wife of W. O. Garsiae,
234 East S2d street. March 24; a daughter.
WARN To the wife of H. G. Warn. 606
Msdleon street. March 28. a daughter.
STATON" To the wife of H. G. etaton, city,
March 24, a son.
QORDMA.N To the wife of B. F. Gordman.
420 Eut Clay street, March 14, a daugh-
MERCIER Te the wife of Thomas F. Mer
cier. 741 Michigan avenue, March 16. a
RUSSELL To the wife of John M. Russell.
1031 Albina avenue, March 5. a eon.
BALE To the wife of W. E. Hale, 1028
t.-. . i u v. ,trMi NBrth. March 2. a son.
SCHULZ To the wife of Aug. Scbulz. 768
Montana avenue, March 24. a daughter.
VOGT To the wife of Charles Vogt, 197
Bttlamore eireei. irun . wiubu""
in v v f Tn r nm ' f of ChristoDner J.
Conner, 443 East 8th street North, March
WILSON To the wife of Jay Wilson, Jack
eon Apartments. March 20, a daughter.
SCOTT To the wife of A. B. Scott, J29 Cor-
:i . u-wh r. a rintiffhter.
EASON JTo the wife of F. H. Eason. 1287
East Washington street, March 16, a s'rl
SMITH To the wife of Bf E. Smith, 1061
East Tavlor street, xutii i, a
uiwRrrv To the wife of F. J. Ham-
beck. 849 Eleventh street, March 6. a glrL
wood To the wife of A. W. wood,
CHtXTt--To the wife of J. E. Chuck.
420 Seventy-second street. North, a girl.
KEPHAKT To the wife of E. Rephart.
" " Model Suits, Gowns, Dresses and Coats
A Colossal Sale of New, Beautiful
Suits, Coats and Dresses
If we could picture them to you as they deserve and show each separate item
you'd come in numbers beyond capacity of the store. Suffice to say, herein
we quote a few of the hundreds of opportunities that 'will greet you as being
the Biggest Bargains you ever saw A day of matchless economies.
$12.50 Dresses $ 6.95
$15.00 Dresses $ 8.95
$20.00 Dresses $12.95
$25.00 Dresses $14.95
$20 Suits $12.95
$25 Suits $14.95
$30 Suits $19.85
$35 Suits - - - $24.95
Model Suits - $50 to $75
Waists - 98c. $1.49, $1.98
Gowns of Superior Style and
Make - - - - - $45 to $400
Petticoats - $1.98, $2.49, $2.98
.j 6J AND SUITS
Sixth and Alder, Opposite Oregonian
332 North fourteenth street, March 81, a
g COLE-TO the wife of R. W. Cole,
""aLFAVBE RGE R To Vw.f. of James
066 Hoyt street. March 28. a gnMon
S7f TO'SoJST sSeet Sard? &
''jfmvsON-To the wife of Hans Johnson,
Loyejoy street. March 4 a .eon
Cazadero. Or.. March 16 a Blrt East
7411 Flfty-nfth avenue, March 20, a slrl.
Marriare Ueeneea. '
KICHWOI.D-CUMM1NGS Fred Klchwold,
eltv 20 and Eva Cummlngo. IB.
JAC03Y-SINNOTT Richard P. Jaeoby.
city leSl and Miritaret H. Slnnott, legal.
C RAUW-WILBT-Mtthew Rauw. Orch
am Or 20. and Ira TMley, lb-
OCCH- J AMES George W. Couch. Lald
laxr" Or.. 2S. and Nellie O. Jf 2apaIn(.
PAlNE-ObSEN Charles Altred F'TO
Sheldonf Wash., legal, and Sarah Olsen.
Troutdale, Or., legal, and Bertha Moser.
" QARRETSPN-WARWICK-Fred W. Oar
retion, city, legal, and Gertrude A. Warwick.
!eLaEIGrTTON-KBiraR-WlIHam S. Delgh
ton city. 4T. and Llllie H. Kelfer.
hnSEN-FLETCHER George Hansen,
citv legal, and Mary Fletcher legal.
Tricc-PiVsov-CARtSON John Josephson,
wirreS off 25. and Luia W. Carlson 2T
BARKHURST-STONE B. T. Barkhurat,
Ranki; Or.. 35. and M. Stone, 29.
KOALENZ-WHITIAKER Charles E.
Koalenz city. 28. and Hattle Whlttaker. 21.
ANDERSON-BJORGE-Hans A. Anderson,
city, S7. and Bertha J. Blorge, 38.
Aged Glenada Man Drowns.
FUORKNCE, Sr.. March 27. (Spe
cial ) The body of E. H. David, ased
years, for 22 years a resident of the
Siuslaw Valley, was found lying in
. a wharf in Glenada
Monday afternoon. The Coroner s jury
brougm in a veraiti ui
... . , cnav -with Vi i ti son In
ns iiaa piwocu j -
Florence and started on Monday morn
ing to return to uienaua. ." .
was found by a woman living near the
Echo Mill Kept Busy.
ECHO. Or- March 27. (Special.)
Echo now has a flouring mill with a
of 140 barrels that Is modern
and up to date In every respect. The
Made from Roots, Barks, Herbs, etc
mill Is running at full capacity. Its out
put being contracted for shipment to
the Orient. Joseph Cunah, the proprie
tor, has just completed a concrete
warehouse, at a cost of about $18,000.
The roof of the building is concrete
arid It is said to be the only structure
of Its kind In the West.
Echo Lamb Increase Large.
ECHO, Or., March 27, (Special.)
William Pedro, a sheepman, who owns
3500 ewes, reports that bis Increase In
lambs was 100 per cent, with a loss of
about 6 per cent. Of the lambs of 1600
Lincoln ewes, only three were lost dur
ing the recent Btorms.
CATHLAMET, Wash, March IT.
(Special.) This section la having some
of the coldest weather of the season.
The thermometer has been at 23 de
grees.' Snow Is six Inches deep In the
works of the Portland Lumber Com
pany, of this place.
Without Cost to You
We Have Arranged Recitals of
The Great Artists
Tetrazzini, Mary Garden
in selections from
Thais, Tales of Hoffman, Hansel and Gretel, Etc.
The great numbers are faithfully recorded on the
modern Talking Machines and the Edison Phono
graph in all their warmth and coloring. Come in
and hear the great numbers of
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