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"MOVIES" FIGURE IK
MARINE LIBEL SUIT
Government Will Offer Film to
Show Tug Melville Carried
Too Many "Fares."
75 PASSENGERS IS LIMIT
Craft Is Alleged to Have Taken On
119 on Day Steamer Multnomah
Waft Launched and to Have
Violated Federal lairs.
Though thousands arc entertained
dally by "movies" una the system of
action photography haa served many
purposes In depleting topographical
conditions, fleet maneuvers and the
like, the latest use found for them Is
bv the Government as a matter of
evidence against the tug Melville,
owned by the Callender Transportation
Company, of Astoria, which has been
libeled to collect a fine of $500 for an
alleged Infraction of the Federal
statutes limiting the number of pas
sengers to be carried.
The offense Is averred to have taken
Place October 12. 1912. at St. Helena,
when the McCormick steamer Multno
mah was launched, and while the Mel
ville has a license for "5 persons, it
is cited that she had on board lis pas
sengers. At arst a fine of $59 was to
have been levied, but official Wash
ington has decreed that J500 shall be
collected and as the owners refused
to pay it. an order was issued that
libel proceedings be instituted.
On the day of the launching, moving
plctnre operators were at work,
"taking" the vessel as Bhe slid into
the water, the crowds and lncidently
the fleet standing by. loaded with
sightseers. Custom-House Inspectors
obtained copies of single photographs
of the Melville and declare that the
count thev mr.de of her passengers was
accurate, but In further support of
their statements say they will produce
a moving-picture film of the scene in
an effort to show thereby that the tug
was crowded beyond the number al
lowed In her license.
The case was to have been called to.
Any In the Federal Court, but owing to
the absence of counsel for the vessel's
owners It will be continued and an
effort will no doubt be made during
the trial to hnve the court and In
terested barristers witness a produc
tion of the film, so that a count may
be made of the number of passengers
in sight, as they crowded the rail to
witness the plunge of the Multnomah.
CrDAHT TO BE REPAIRED HKRE
Port of Portland Will Collect fsnal
Towage Charge for Rescue.
There will be no salvage claim made
against the Grays Harbor Tugboat
Company by the Port of Portland Com
mission.' because the tug- Wallula
towed the helpless tug John A. Cudahy
into the river early yesterday after
the latter had exhibited distress sig
nals when she lost her rudder. Rep
resentatives of the company and Cap
tain Fairer, of the tug. are to confer
here today to determine whether she
will be repaired at Portland or towed
to Grays Harbor.
The Cudahy had towed a barge
laden with anchors, hawsers and other
gear to the stranded German bark
Ml mi. north of Nehalem. and was on
her way back to the Columbia when
the rudder carried away. Fortunately
Bhe was rescued In advance of the
southeast blow of yesterday, whlrn
gained a velocity at one time of H
miles an hour. Toward evening the
wind shifted to the westward, and at
5 o'clock it was blowing but 13 miles.
Xo word was received from those en
caged In trying to float the ill ml, but
It Is felt certain that no headway
was made In the face of the stiff
XO FRESHET rKOSPF.CTIVE
Willamette Is Lower by Two Feet
Than Is Usual.
Pessimists circulating prognostica
tlons of floods to come this Spring can
not depend on E. A. Beals. District
Forecaster of the Weather Bureau, for
corroboration on the strength of pres
ent Indications, for he says that the
Willamette at Portland is a comfort
able two feet lower than is usual for
this season and there is nothing In the
present rain to threaten dire results in
the way of a quick and heavy rise.
The gauge here yesterday showed a
stage of ,1.8 feet above zero and in the
previous 24 hours the stream had fal
len seven-tenths of a foot. Reports
from Riparla and Umatilla showed the
snake and Columbia had fallen slight
ly, and every station on the Willamette
above Portland also recorded a decline.
The river Is expected to remain sta
tionary today and rise slightly tomor
row. ' Should snow In the mountains
melt rapidly under warmer tempera
tures, or an unusually heavy deluge of
rain manifest itself, the Willamette
would become turbulent, but the out
look now Is for a continuance of an
ordinary stage until the June freshet.
I,CXA W1XL LOAD XEW CROP
Hlnemoa Second Cargo ST1p Taken
to Load In Europe.
M. H. lloueer has added to his string
of carriers for loading new crop grain
through fixing the German bark Luna,
a vessel of 206S tons, at a rate of 40
shillings for December loading or la 3d
additional if she arrives In November.
The bark reached Dunkirk from Toco
pllla March 4.
The British bark Hlnemoa Is the sec
ond carrier to be listed to bring gen
eral cargo from Europe and she has
been engaged on Meyer. Wilson & Com
pany's account to load at Rotterdam
and Newcast!e-on-Tyne for Portland.
The first ship taken for general cargo
was the French bark Ernest Legouve.
which Is coming to Balfour. Guthrie &
t'ompany. The Hinemoa will probably
be chartered during the next few days
ior outward loading.
ROYAL MAIL MIS Il"B TODAY
Detail of Xew Oriental-European
Service to Be Made Known.
E. J. M. Nash, special representative
for the United States and Canada for
the ltoyaj Mail Steam Packet Com
pany, with A. M. Gillespie, vice-president
of Frank Waterhouse & Com
pany. Northwest agents for the big
British fleet, are to reach Portland to
day from Puget Soun.l In the Interest
of the Koyal Mail, which will have its
first steamer, the British tramp Uar
pagus. here early next month. She was
chartered for one trip, as the regular
liners could not be started from Ku
rope in time. As with the Hamburg
American, the route will be from Eu
rope via the Orient to British Colum
bia and Tuget Sound to Portland.
Mr. was here over a year ago
to Inspect conditions and the prospect
of business with the opening of the
Panama Canal, and passed several
days in the city. He viewed the har
bor and talked with shippers, and It
is assumed this time he will meet with
those who contribute toward Oriental
cargoes. The Harpagus has a full
load In sight, and other vessels of the
line announced no doubt will have all
they can carry.
Schooners Load at Florence.
FLORENCE. Or.. March 27. (Spe
cial.) The schooners Oakland and
SausaJito are In from San Francisco,
and after discharging their cargo will
each take out about 3i0.000 feet of lum
ber from the Tidewater Mill. The
Oakland brought a quantity of anchor
chain to be used for a mooring buoy to
be placed outside of the Sluslaw bar.
For the present, much of the lumber
from the Tidewater Mill will be car
ried to the San Francisco market on
schooners. They will be towed by a
large tug that will leave them moored
to the buoy so a Florence tug can bring
them Into the harbor on the same tide.
Stranded Barge Breaking Vp.
FLORENCE, Or.. March 27. (Spe
cial.) A bargo which was set adrift
by the steamer Robarts on account of
Doe te Arrive.
Vtrra. From. Dn
Alliance .. .Eureka In port
KanaaaCltT-.- Sn FranclacoMar. 28
ftoanok..... ..San Ditto... Mar. 30
lireakwatar. ...Cooa Bar Har. 30
Bear oa Annates. . Apr. -
Geo. W. Eider. .San Erteso. ... Apr. 6
Koaa Clt Loa Anselea. . April I
Beaver Los Ancelea. . injer t
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook.
. . Mar.
1 ae to i.
v'imflth . San Francisco Mar.
Multnomah San Diego Mar.
Hat.itJ r toL.. A.. Mar.
Break ater Toos Bay
Hoanokf San Dieco ..
Kansas City. .. I.oa Ancelea.
Kear Lot Angeles.
- .. Tr , can r I . .
P.ose City Los Anselea. . April 1-
Bearer l.us Angeles. . lndefu i
European and Oriental Service.
Name. From Ua-e J
Crown of Sev'le Victoria In port T
Kentra Vancouver Apr. u
HarpaKua 1-ralue April 22
Riihcnia H nurs ' 'i
Klna London June a
Falla of Orchy .London June
Crown of Sev'leOrient.
Karpneur .Oi(-Ml. . ..
TCentra. Era-land. .
.. April 30
. . . a nxbuif . May
Fatla of Orchjr. Orient June 30
Gazonla Hamburg. ... Jur - Sl
rough weather and went ashore about
mU nirt v. f the north lettv. is
breaking up. The cargo of coal was
unloaded and saved. Tne ocean
been too rough for a tugboat to reach
tho barge. '
Towboats will be alongside the
schooner Samar. off Linnton. this .morn
ins, to assist her into deep water, as
she grounded on a mudbank.
Bound for Los Angeles, the steamer
Saginaw has cleared with a lumber
cargo containing 800.000 feet. She left
here yesterday for St. Helens to finish
Coming from San Francisco, the oil
tanker Maverick has discharged 200,000
gallons of pearl oil and 100.000 gallons
of gasoline and cleared for Seattle to
deliver 100,000 gallons of pearl oil and
100.000 gallons of distillate.
Two complaints have been flled at
the Custom-House against the steamer
Annie Comings for having operated
without her name being plainly shown
on the bow, and 8. H. White has been
complained against for failure to ex
hibit proper range lights on his launch.
Painting Is being carried on, wood
work scrubbed and a general cleaning
up Is in progress aboard the steamer
Bailey Gatzert, as she Is to resume
service Tuesday between Portland and
The Dalles, relieving the steamer
Dalles City, so the latter can be over
hauled. As her lumber cargo for the United
Kingdom is aboard, the British ship
Crown of India will be shifted from
Westport today and towed to the lower
harbor. The vessel has been In the
river since December 27, when she ar
rived from Capo Town.
Bringing another fuel oil cargo,
barge No. 93. of the Standard Oil Com
pany's fleet. Is due from the south Sun
day and she will be towed from the
lower harbor by the tsnaver steamer
Henderson. "When the barge Is re
turned to the mouth of the fiver the
Henderson will probably be laid up
for a few days.
Last of the vessels of the San Fran
cisco and Portland fleet to leave In the
afternoon until October was the steam,
er Rose City, which got away yester
day. She had a fair passenger list
and full cargo. The steamer Kansas
City was behind schedule, sailing from
San Francisco Wednesday, so she Is
not looked for In Portland until late
tonight. She will sail at 9 o'clock the
morning of April 2.
Movements of Vessels.
PORTLAND. March -7. Sailed Steamer
Rdm City, fur San Francisco and Los An-
Astoria. March 17. Sailed at 4:30 A. M..
steamer Geo. W". Elder, for Kan Dieco and
way porta. Sailed at 6:80 A. M-, ateamer
Navajo, for Sun Francisco: ateamer North
land, tor ban feoro. uuisiae. at jr. -m..
U. If. cable steamer Burnaide. from Seattle.
Fan Francisco. March 27. Arrived
Steamer Koanoke, from San Diego. Sailed
at s A. M.. ateamer Nehalem. for Portland.
Sailed at 1 P. M.. steamer Tamalpala, for
Portland. Sailed last nlgnt. steamers tvan
sas City. W. F. Herrtn and Carlos, for
Coos Bay. March -7. Arrived Steamer
Breakwater, from Portland
Monterey, March 27. Sailed at 4 A. M-.
ateamer J. A. Chanslor. for Portland.
Point Lottos, Marcn zi. rasaea at a r.
M., steamer Oieuiu, from Port San Luis, for
Auckland. March 26. Arrived Schooner
Kona from Columbia River.
Npler. March 20. Arrived Bark Albert,
Seattle, March 27. Arrived Steamers
ShMxuoka Maru (Japanese), from Yoko
hama; Argyll, from San Franclaco; Alkl..
from Southeastern Alaska. Sailed Steam
ers H. C. Henry (British), for Borneo; Ad
miral Sampson, for Southwestern Alaska.
Everett, Wash., March 27. Sailed
Steamer Olson Jfc Mahony, for San Fran
cisco. Raymond. Waeh., March 27. Claremont
arrived today from San Francisco and will
load for San Francisco.
San Francisco. March 27. Arrived
ctnm- vt.:(.kmfkn. from Seattle: Sonoma.
from Sydnev; Seminole IBM. from Kobe;
Eureka, from Everett; Thomas 1 Wand,
from Tacoma; Fatrhaven. from Gamble. De
parted Steamers Tamalpala, MakawelL for
Astoria: Aoellno Smith, for Cooa Bay; Daisy
Mitchell, for Oraya Harbor.
Tacoma. Wash., March 2i. Arrived
Steamer Wasp, from Fverelt; steamer Fran
cis H Leggett, from Columbia River. De
parted Aurora, for Sydney, via port Town
send. Colombia River Bar Report.
Condition at the mouth of the river at 5
P. M-. moderate: wind. west. 12 ml.es;
weather, light, rain.
Tides at Astoria Friday.
a-41 A M 8.4 fet'J2:0 A. M 0.S foot
-SO P. M 5. feet.ll:4 P. M S.9 feet
Portland Woman's Club to 3reet.
The Portland Woman's Club will meet
this afternoon at 2 o'clock In
Women of Woodcraft Hall. Following
the business meeting there will be a
violin solo by Miss Modesta Mortensen.
accompanied by Miss Jennie Lewis.
Current events will be reviewed by Mrs.
S T. Waring and the address of the
day will be "Some Phases of Practical
Psvchology." by Professor Eleanor
Rowland, dean of the women of Reed
Coliege. After this there will be a soc
Trip to Scotland
CITIZENS URGED TO ACTION
Former Local Minister Fears Peo
ple Hero Do Sot Fully Appreci
ate Approaching Conference
of Christian Folk.
Dr. William Hiram Foulkes, formerly
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church
of this city, and who recently became
general secretary of the Presbyterian
Board of Ministerial Relief and Sus
tenation, with offices In Philadelphia,
said yesterday In an interview that he
finally has consented to give up a trip
to Scotland as a delegate to the Pan
Presbyterian Alliance of the World and
to return to Portland for the second
World's Christian Citizenship Confer
ence, to be held here June 29 to July 6.
He reaohed this decision after the re
Quest of the officers of the National Re
Dr. William Hiram Foulkes, Who
Will Attend World's Christian
form Association, under whose auspices
the conference will be held.
"I fear the people of Portland do not
realize the magnitude and importance
of this gathering," said Dr. Foulkes.
In an interview before returning East.
"You have so many great and impor
tant gatherings that you are inclined
to become sated with them. I hope
you will realize, however, how Impor
tant this Citizenship Conference is go
ing to be.
"The people of the East are deeply
Interested in this event. From all that
T n Vtoni Inrffs numbers Of DeoDle are
coming. The programme will be one of
the most widespreaa interest ana me
speakers will be among the most prom-
I n A Vnr.ino nnri Asia.
"I cannot urge too strongly that
Portland people maae mil una com
plete preparation for this conference.
t ...ill w- artmA nf th TinnlA from
the East whom you want to reach with
Influences ravoraDie to r-orttana.
"While I am not actively engaged In
have given my friends. Dr. Henry Col
lin Mlnton, presiaent 01 tue maiiuiim
Reform Association, and Dr. James S.
. i .. ..naral snnATlntsndellt of the
ill ti I .111, 6i.iiv,-, ' --
association, the assurance of my hearty
When asked as to what definite part
In the programme he is to have. Dr.
"I am to present the subject of 'Old
Age Pensions and Christian Citizen
ship," a subject with which I am becom
ing familiar, as my present task Is that
of leading the pension movement of
the Presbyterian Church."
SI 0.000.000 Fnnd Goal.
"What has your church done, and
what Is it planning to ao." was tu
li'. .. - .t i-ivl n(. tr. raisA an endow.
ment of i 10.000,000 as a permanent
fund. We arreaay nave ipproiimi.ij
J3.000.000 Invested and generous and
..-1 .1 nT'iiQ ii effrs are cominc In con
stantly. Wo recently received a legacy
of $318,000, and a weanny .easterns
recently gave me $75,000 In cash for our
Dr. Foulkes left Portland yesterday
for San Francisco and Los Angeles, and
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FADS OF GREAT OPERA
STARS ARE REVEALED
Tetrazzini Turkey Trots to Reduce, Beautiful CaroUne White Seeks More
Beauty and Eats Carrots, and Mary Garden Has Many Fads.
BT LEONE CASS BAER.
HOWARD SHELLEY. the man
ahead who cuts the press trail
an nniio the bushes aside for the
smooth traveling of the Chicago Opera
Company, was in rortianu
and In the midst of work, real work,
too, such as you'd never believe a praise
agent could do, he found time to chat
about the fads of the three great
women artistes who head the musical
organization. There's Mary Garden,
Luisa Tetrazzlnl and Caroline White,
and if one is to believe a man who has
known them individually for seven
years, then truly this trio Is like unto
no other that ever traveled.
"First let me tell you of Madame
Tetraszlnl's dolls." said Mr. Shelley,
who rattles it off so rapidly I had a
hunch he had said It all before, and
often. 'Tetrazzini has the biggest ool
lecUon of dolls and the collection of
biggest dolls in the world. In every
town, hamlet, city of every country in
which she sings she purchases dolls.
They are dressed in the costume of the
country she gets them from. Then
she has novelty dolls, some that sing,
some that dance, many that talk and
one marvelous representation of her
self, which has a phonographic in
terior and sings part of her role in
Lucia." She is doll mad. In her home
In Luganl. Switzerland, there is a suite
. . . acita h r cnllpltiOTl of
Ul rvuiua If-1 au.ub . -
dolls. Each has a bed. a perambulator.
changes oi wararooe ami mem "
maids whose sole business is to look
Dolls Take Bablea' Place.
"Hasn't she any babies?" I asked.
"They're nicer than dolls."
"Ah, Madame is the most maternal
woman I ever met." asserted Mr. Shel
ley. "Because she has no children she
delights in her dolls as the next best
"She is a dandy cook. too. Last
Sunday she cooked the Easter dinner
for Mr. and Mrs. Leahy's guests. Mr.
Leahy is her manager, you know, and
they ate dinner in San Francisco. She
wore an Irish crochet apron that must
have cost $500 and served spaghetti
and fixings to the guests.
will later return to Philadelphia. He
will travel over the country in the in
terest of his work.
"Wherever I go I am an out-and-out
booster for Portland," he said.
Dr. Foulkes, besides being a speaker
on the programme, will serve as one
of the commissioners of the World's
Christian Citizenship Conference.
CONFERENCE BENEFIT TOLD
K. AV. Raymond Speaks Before Men's
Clnb of Pree-byterlan Church.
To-hat the Second World's Christian
Citizenship Conference Will Do for
Portland" was the subject of an address
siven last nlrht bv R. W. Raymond at
a dinner of the Men's Club of the Third
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Raymond
said in part:
.. ."rc.v jin ... nn ef it? seems
to be the question Portland Is asking
about the Second World's Christian
Citizenship Conference. I want to say
right off the bat that this conierence
has done more already for Portland
. I. ...... MnT.ntinn that hlU i'VPT VlS.
ited the city. For two years Portland
has been neraioea to ine ui.irw wwim
as never before in its history. Two
Af hicrh schniarshln have scoured
Europe and the Orient, visiting centers
of influence and institutions ot learn
ing for choicest men as speakers at
"In America nine field workers have
toured the United States and Canada,
organizing the states and securing ap
pointments o delegates. These nine
a.aavA1 five addresses a
week on the conference, Portland and
Oregon. Their addresses, with those
made by foreign emissaries, toxai over
cnoo 'ftioir Vi'iva reached an estimated
total of 1,500,000 people who have been
told of the glories oi t-onianu uu
"The World's Christian Citizenship
. .n- Kaon nrpdlltpd tO rVPTV
governing and subordinate Christian
church body in America, reaching, on
an estimate. 6,000,000 people by word
of mouth. No such audience of people
has ever been reached with a story of
. ...wanrlnn pnitilne to this CitV. X
doubt if all the conventions that have
ever met In Portland nave naa an
equally large hearing."
OREGON CITY TO HAVE GAS
Dr. A. L. Beatie Says Plant Will Be
In Operation in Year.
ADrrnv PTTV ("It- "farrh 27. (Sne-
V.7 1 1 1 . ' 'V. V. . . - ' - -
-ti I-.- 4 r naaHa who. has been
ciai. ui. a. a i'" -. ..
given a franchise for furnishing a gas
plant for Oregon wny anu m -way
over the streets for mains an
nounced today that the plant probably
will be in operation within one year.
The franchise will expire in 25 years.
Dr. Beatie was given a franchise
more than two years ago. but defects
in it caused trouDie in iihohi;is
r, antlnn nf tflf Council
proposition, mo " v- -
at the last meeting remedied these de
fects and now tne noiaer oi mo
chise says he will have no trouble in
.i i.l 1 1 t-A .anltal nappccarV.
ooiainuis i-"" .i , -
Oregon City has had electric lights
for many years, uui u
gas system. As a result, when any
thing happens to the electric light sys
tem, the residents of the city have to
. .A -.tin. and Irernsena lamps.
rettvi i iw t i ii . . -
Dr. Beatie belives that most of the
residents will have gas connections u
a safeguard and for cooking purposes.
"I expect to get the money for build
ing and equipping the plant in Port
land and Seattle," said Dr. Beatie to
i, .xt 4.h tiq t- nf It could be Ob-
day. U UU".l ' -
talned here, but I believe it a good
plan to get all the outside capital pos
sible The plan is to have a complete
coal gas plant. About $125,000 will be
necessary to build the plant and lay
mains on Main and Seventh streets.
This done, the system will be extended
gradually. It IB pianneu i h..j -poration."
NEW PARK IS PROBABLE
County Commissioners Will Donate
Four Acres at Lents.
If the city accepts an offer made by
the Board oi county uiiiiiii."..."
vesterday. Lents will have a 'ull-
j ki , ,. -narir and children s
playground as soon as that town is
annexed to t-onia.nu. w .
cation to Mayor rtuBniignt me
i ,. annniinnad that they will
donate to the city a deed to the four
acres of county land now dbiub uu
temporarily by the Lents people for a
general park, proviaea mat n
mado part of the city's park system.
n.- 1 .. .) tnT-marlv IVnJt UfiP(i &5 a
gravel pit for supplying rock for
gravel roads, w nen me. -"j . ,
missloners discontinued the building
of gravel roads about a year ago it
was turned over to Lents for a play
ground and park. Resident of Lents
put through the improvement them
selves, building an attractive recrea
tion spot by donated labor. Lents
voted at the last election to Join Port
land. "Now let's take Mary Garden." I
suggested, as Mr. Shelley paused for
breath. ... .
"No. let's leave Mary till the last,
he said. "We'll talk of Caroline
White. , .
"What is CarTine's fadr I asked.
"Carol-ene," he corrected me, pro
nouncing it as if spelled with an e.
"Oh. Caroline is a Boston girl and
has been on the stage only five years.
She is the most beautiful woman in
the operatic world and divides her time
honestly between keeping beautiful
and her art. Her great fad is beauty.
She talks it. walks it, breathes it, is it.
"Blonde or brunette, slim or fat, old
or young . a wc&b"-
"Brunette," he echoed. '"In fact she
is lovelier than aiaxine cmoi. .even
Lillian Russell says Miss White is the
most beautiful brunette she ever saw.
She is Junoesque. Caroline, not Lillian.
All day long she cultivates her physical
"And a part of the night, too. Til
bet," sez L thinking oi retiring uc.ma,
and hair brushing fifty strokes before
bedtime, and all the other evils woman
is slave to in her chase of beauty.
"Well." sez I. "it's worth it, I reckon,
if she is called the loveliest woman on
the operatic Btage. Now tell me about
"Oh, ye gods! Mary," echoed that
charmer's press agent. "She has so
many fads I don't know where to be
gin, or once begun, where to leave off,
but you can believe me, Mary Garden
will have some memoirs," asserted the
blonde, good-looking Mr. Shelley. (Xo
relation to the poet, because I asked
Then he confided that when she came
to town he hoped I'd interview her
emeralds. She has a million. It seems,
and they, hang all over her, some in a
necklace are a big as gum-drops.
And speaking of Jewels, Tetrazzlnl
has a pair of earrings that weigh 32
carats each. She wears them in the
wedding scene of Lucia, and they are
fixed so she can screw them In her
tiara If she wishes.
Caroline White's carrots pale Into
utter Insignificance beside the carats
of Tetrazzini and Garden, ehf
HAST A LIMITED
TRAIN DE LUXE
In Addition to Its Many Other Up-to-Date Appointments is
NOW EQUIPPED WITH
NEW ELEGANT COMFORTABLE
PORTLAND, TACOMA and SEATTLE
No Extra Fare Between These Points
Steel Flyer Carrying Cafe, Observation and Steel Coaches. Leaves 8:30 A. M.
Puget Sound Express Equipped with Cafe, Observation and Standard Sleep
ers. Leaves 1:45 P. M.
The Owl The Train for Business Men. Leaves 11:00 P. M.
AU Trains Arrive and Depart From Union Depot, Portland.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, THIRD AND WASHINGTON STS.
PHONES MARSHALL 4500 AND A 6121
PLANT COST GIVEN
J. H. Cunningham Reports on
ESTIMATE IS $2,433,538
System for Iighting City Could Be
Installed on Clackamas River
12 1-2 Miles Distant to Fur
nish 1 6,900 Horsepower.
After a detailed investigation of the
feasibility of a municipal electric nsnc
Intr Bystem in Portland, J. H. Cun
ningham, consulting hydraulic engineer
employed by Mayor Rushlight to make
estimates of tho probable cost of a
system on the Clackamas River, has
prepared and submitted a report show
ing that the entire plant could be in
stalled and put in operation for $2,-
The plan as outlined in the report is
to Install a hydraulic system on the
Clackamas River 12 miles southeast
of the city and to extend transmission
lines directly into the city to supply
all the lights required for the lighting
of streets and public buildings.
The reDort marks completion of the
first step in the general investigation
which the Mayor is conducting. His
plan is to look into the feasibility of
plants on two other streams, one south
of Portland and another In Washing
ton, near the Columbia River. He is
also investigating the possibility and
the feasibility of the city acquiring
the street lighting system of the Port
land Railway. Light & Power Company.
In conferences held with officials of the
company the question has been consid
ered, but nothing has been done as yet.
Obstacles Are Seen.
Mayor Rushlight said yesterday that
as far as his investigation has gone the
purchase of the company's system
would not seem feasible because of the
fact that the street lighting system is
closely interwoven with the commercial
The investigation which the city is
proposing will require probably two
or more years to complete. If found
feasible it Is likely the question of
building a plant will be submitted to
the voters under the initiative.
The report of Engineer Cunningham
shows that for a plant on the ClacK
amas River the best plan would be to
divert the water into a flume 514 miles
in length extending to the site as se
lected 12 miles from the city. "A
maximum of 16,900 horsepower can be
develoDed here at extreme low water.
says the report, "and the minimum
constant power is now 6suu norse
Detailed Estimate Made.
"On the completion of the storage
reservoir, which the Portland Railway.
Light & Power Company will construct,
the minimum constant power will be
8360 horsepower and the maximum low
water power 21,600 horsepower. This
maximum cower is provided by a reser
voir of 13,000,000 cubic feet capacity at
the power-house site and Is lntenaea
tn tuicn rare of the hourly load fluctua
tions, which with an ordinary lighting"
and power load never exceed three
Following is an estimate of the cost
of construction of a plant ior tne cny.
Headworks. $95,780; canals, J30.275;
flume. J304.379; reservoir, $175,250;
penstocks, $62,409; power-house, $78,
831; hydraulic machinery, $93,000; elec
trical machinery, $108,000; transmission
line, $89,470; sub-station and machin
ery. tlOO.000: distributing system. Ini
tial installation, $800,000; engineering
and contigencies, $188,294; lana ana
water rights, $175,000; interest on bonds
during construction. 1 years, at 5 per
cent. Slez.bid; xoiai cusl, -,ioo,ooo.
St. Johns Notes
ST. JOHNS, Or March 27. (Special.)
City Councilman Roy Wilcox Is
moving into the Jower block, where
he will conduct a rooming-house.
The young people of the United
Evangelical Church will give the Philo
. . . - inB n .antinn nt tbA reSi-
nrtain a . .... w - . Jjt
dence of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Poff. at
203 East Burlington street, ioniui
y-t tit trail 1b fiiiilritnfir an addition to
his "home at 415 South Jersey street.
The following persons have flled
i.v. mtv Ropnrdpr their intention
of entering the race for various offices
at the election April z: aaayor. uan
Bredeson. Republican-Democratic; John
E. Hiller, Independent; City Recorder,
Frank O. Rice, Republican-Democratic;
City Treasurer. J. E. Tauch, Republi-
citv A ttnrnpv Perrv
taU-UBUluu"""! w.-j "
C. Stroud, Republican-Democratic; O.
J Gatzmyer, Independent; Council-man-at-Large,
J. W. Davis, Republican;
S. G. Wright, Republican-Democratic;
D. Frank Horsman, Democratic; H. W.
I,. , .1 n.nni-atifi- i Markvart In
dependent; Charles A, Anderson, So-1 1
cialist; A. W. Vincent. Socialist; Coun
cilman. First Ward, S. B. Martin. Re
publican-Democratic: jonn run-
1 1 Dnnh)in r t." fill rl I rlr Demo
cratic: F. W. Vanlentine, Independent;
R. C. Hokes, Socialist.
As the filing closes tonigm uu win
probably be the full slate.
Tl St 4- tAlfntr nMall!inP fll PT" of
A6 Vrf. i """Oi f
the United Evangelical Church, will
hold quarterly conference and preach
. i.i i nio-vi via nlaa will de-
IlCJkb " ' ' - -
liver a sermon next Sunday morning
In the Evangelical unurcn, i mj twi
ner of John and Ivanhoe streets.
TT" TO Unnahfln V 0 1 Y1 IT H t OB Of POSt-
mas'ter Monahan, has moved from 223
. C7 -Vanriarhilt fltrP.At- Uni-
versity Park, where he will reside with
his brother, W. M. Monanan.
George Weis, living at 610 Salem
street, who has been suffering with
rheumatism for the last three weeks
was taken to St. Martin hot springs for
t,.tniit. Mr. Wels lost his wife some
two years ago and has the care of
three small moineriega ciinuicn.
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In 2 and 5 pound
Full and half-size
THE AMERICAN SUGAR
New York City
The Linels Open
Six Daily Trains
f tLfCTRK I
FIRST-CLASS COACHES ON ALL TRAINS
Leave Local Limited Loral
Portland 6:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
i s:30a.m. iu:ioa.m.
iy 9:40 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
lIHs 10:07 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
V.n 11 -If, a.m. 12:30 Djn
Portland time shown is Jefferson-Street Station; time at North
Bank Station is twenty minutes earlier.
"The Owl" carries a standard sleeper, open to passengers at 9:30
P. 31. at North Bank Station.
CITY TICKET OITICES
Fifth and Stark SU. 10th and Morrison Sts. 30th and Stark.
Eleventh and Hoyt Streets. Front and Jefferson Streets.
was recently employed at the woolen
A fine new mail box haa been set
on an iron post In front of the post
office for the convenience of the pub
lic Wort Rushed on Montesano School,
MONTESANO, Wash.. March J7.
(Special.) Work on the new $85,000
school building now In course of con
struction. Is progressing and all the
exterior work has been completed. The
work of finishing will bo rushed ani
the contractors will make an effort to
have it ready for the Installation
fixtures by July 1.
Monmouth Merchants Try Delivery.
MONMOUTH, Or, March 17. S pe
dal.) The merchants of this city have
co-operated in hiring a general deliv
ery man to make three daily trips over
the city. The bids are now open, and
th work goes to the lowest responsi
Oregon Electric Ry.
OBSERVATION PARLOR CARS ON LIM
ITED TRAINS TO SALEM, ALBANY,
T mo T 1yiI1 Oil'!
2:25 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 12:01 a.m.
6:30 p.m. 2:05 a.m.
7:30 p.m. :00a.m.
7:55 p.m. 8:10 a.m.
S:it) p.m. i :uu a.m.