Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 02, 1913, Page 12, Image 12

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PLAYGROUND
CAPTURED
SITE
BY TOTS
Mount Tabor Children Invade
Meeting of Water Board
and Win Fight.
pealed to ' the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals at nan f rancisco.
FLOWERS ARE AMMUNITION
Cltr Officials Captivated When Lit
tle Girls Present Carnations
and Division-Street Laud
CiTen Up Amid Cheers.
With smiles, flowers and cheers a
large delegation of children from the
East Mount Tabor district yesterday
won. hands down, ths aght for a play
ground on the tract of land on Division
street adjoining- Mount Tabor reser
voir No. 3. occupied at present by the
supplies of the city water department.
The youngsters appeared before the
Water Board at a meeting held at the
City Hail and. after a demonstration,
prot the unanimous vote of the Board
to donate the land for a playground. It
will be fitted with equipment at once
by the park department.
The children won a fight which older
people have been unable to master
(luring the last year and a half. Re
peatedly the latter have appeared be
fore the city officials and requested
that the tract be turned over to the
children, but to no avail.
It was after the older people prac
tically had given up that the children
nk the matter Into their own hands.
and they won on the first step of their
campaign. About 3 ociock yesieroaj
afternoon they boarded special street
cars, furnished them by the Portland
Railway Light Power Company, and
proceeded In a band to the City Hall,
where the Water Board was In ses
sion. Filing Into the Council chamber,
they lined up behind Councilman Joy,
who explained to the members of the
Board the purpose of their presence at
the meeting. The Board then took
up the question of granting the tract
and began a discussion. While this
was in progress five golden-haired
girls, from S to 13 years of age. filed
around the room and presented each
member of the Board with a white car.
nation.
This capped the climax. T. B. T 11
cox. a member of the Board, moved
that the request of the children be
granted and when Mayor Rushlight put
the question to a vote it was unani
mously favored.
"Three cheers for the Water Board!
yelled one boy In the crowd, and the
chamber resounded with lusty cheers
from throats of the crowd of young
sters. They then filed out. leaving
some of the older persons present to
express thanks to the Board.
The tract, comprising three acres, la
to be Improved by the park department
at once. The equipment is on hand
and can be Installed within a week or
two. The pipe which is on the tract
at present is to be moved to one cor
ner, where It Is to be stacked so that
It can be moved without interfering
with the playground.
The little girls who presented the
flowers to the members of the Board
were Violet Jobelman. 8 years of age:
Neva Thomas. 12: Winifred Glass, 10;
Ester Beach. 12: Leola Tesck, 13.
CLUSTER LIGHTS ON BRIDGE
Illumination on Broadway Crossvrajr
Kound Sufficient. '
Cluster lights last night illuminated
the Broadway bridge for the first time,
displacing the strings of incandescent
lamps Installed for temporary use. . The
West Coast Engineering company,
which had the contract for installing
the equipment, finished Its work early
In the afternoon and the current was
turned on at once.
Representatives of the city, the con
tracting company and the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company In
spected the lights last night, and It
was the consensus of opinion that the
illumination is sufficient. The bridge
is as well lighted as any other In the
city. There are four lamps to eacn
cluster.
Dead Heat Run in
Street Footrace.
Dover Sprinter and Francisco
lndT Path Speeder Engage la
Fifty-Yard 9rtat for Wager.
TIMBER CASE IS PENDING
Demurrer Filed In Government Suit
Against Southern Oregon Company.
The defendant's demurrer In the case
of the United States versus the South
ern Oregon Company. Identical In its
Issues with that against the Oregon A
California Ralfroad Company, decided
by Judge Wolverton Tuesday in favor
of the Government, was submitted
without argument yesterday.
The lands Involved are those of the
Coos Bay Military road grant, given by
the Government on condition that a
road should be constructed from Rose,
burg to Coos Bay. Some of the finest
timber lands in Coos and Douglas
counties are involved.
Judge Wolverton's decision will be
rendered Monday. If he overrules the
demurrer. John M. Gearin. attorney for
the Southern Oregon Company, will
file his answer at once. The case, how
ever, may not come to trial until after
the decision is rendered in the Oregon
at California case, which will be ap-
S CORES of patrons of the Portland
Hotel and persons on the street
were treated to an eacltlng footrace
Wednesday afternoon when George
Ackerman, formerly a sprinter of Den
ver, but now a resident of Portland,
and Knight Plerson, of San Francisco,
who has won medals for work on the
cinders, ran 5.0 yeada to a dead heat
on Yamhill street. The men, who are
registered at the hotel, got into a
heated argument regarding their re
spective abilities as runners.
"Although I have not toed the mark
for years, I am confident I can beat
you." said Ackerman.
"Why, you don't know anything
about racing." retorted Plerson. "Tou
probably once thought you were a
wonder, and evidently do yet. But if
you will go with me to the street I
will prove to you that you are the
worst kind of a dub.'-
"Your proposition is accepted." re
torted the Portland man. "with the
provision, however, that there be a bet
of 120."
While the details were being ar
ranged scores of persons crowded
around the sprinters. G. J. Kaufman,
manager of the hotel, and William
Hanson were chosen judges and the
former was made stakeholder. John
Well, of San Francisco, was. made
starter. The first start was a poor
one and the men were ordered back
to the line by the Judges. The men
got away to a good start the second
time and ran neck and neck until they
reached the finish mark, when Plerson
fell heavily. He sustained, the loss of
a new suit of clothing and a, badly
bruised knee.
"It's a dead heat," exclaimed Kauf
man. Then he surveyed Plerson and
the runner's battered condition caused
the judge to add, "But after all this
man loses a suit of clothing and a
good-alsed patch of cuticle."
' HOOD RIVER VALLEY
Now a Garden of Bloom.
If you have any doubt as to the ar
rival of Spring, it is because you have
not been to the Hood River Valley
since the forerunners of luscious fruit
have burst Into prolific bloom. The air
Is laden with the . breath of myriad
blossoms; the songs of merry birds
float on the gentle breezes; pretty
homes with happy faces peep from be
hind long rows of flower-laden trees:
streams, bright, sparkling, carry In
their transparent waters an abundance
of the finny beauties. All this In a few
short hours from Portland on the line
of the O.-W. R. A N., which road pro
vides a week-end fare of S3 to Hood
River and return, 13.30 to Moster and
return, and correspondingly low fares
to other Columbia River points. In ad
dition to this. If you only desire to
spend Sunday, a round trip fare of
32 and 12.25 to Hood River and Mosler,
respectively, can be had Sunday only.
Give the folks and yourself an inex
pensive outing. After the long Winter
seeing blossoms and nature will make
life really worth the while. Phone
Marshall 4500 or A 6121. or call at city
office. Third and Washington sts., for
further information, and begin now
planning to spend next Sunday there.
v WEEK-END TRIPS
To Gearhart "By-the-Sea" are popu
lar. Hotel always open. Special party
going tomorrow night, many of whom
will select sites for cottages in new
district Just opened. Call 100 H 4th at.
HONOR FALLS HERE
Cinderella Shoe Is Worn by
. Mrs. McCreedy.
DISTINCTION IS SOUGHT
All Over Country Trial of Women
to Don Dainty Slipper Falls Until
Portland Member of Fair Sex
Demonstrates Ability.
"Rh. nut her foot in it. did she?"
This was not a question with refer
ence to any demure and dainty miss,
nr atM and comely matron getting
into trouble over the charter. Not so.
by any means.
T or ruination asked with great
eagerness and a shade of disbelief.
coupled, with a tinge of Jealousy, oy
Mia. Vlnlpt McMillan, all because Mrs.
D. J. McCreedy. of the Ockley Hotel,
had earned the right to a couple or
tiekota at Pantages because she had a
foot that could slip into the Cinderella
shoe that the comedienne wears with
ease. .
Miss McMillan lias the smallest foot
In vaudeville, 'tis claimed and every
where on the circuit she has been try
ing to find some one who could rival
her. Not even Chicago could produce
fnl contender for the honor.
and it has remained for Portland to
earn the distinction.
For four days it looked as If this
! ... rrn i .1 tr th.'waV flf all fit hpTS.
Hundreds found the shoe, by the aid
of field glasses, in me cemer ni
Knight's shoe store window; hundreds
tried it on, until even the genial sales
men began to get tired and to give
up hope. '
x- . VTI.a 0fmn will re.
member Portland and her fair women.
and young men won t De in sucn a
hurry to bet a pair of mauve silk socks
against a five-pound box of candy that
their girl is not a Cinderella.
NEW PRESBYTERY WANTED
New District Asked to Be Created In
Coos and Curry Counties.
BANDON. Or.. May 1. (Special.)
Rev. H. C. Hartranf t. of the Presby
terian Church of Bandon, and Rev. A.
Haberly. pastor at Langlols. have re
turned from the meeting of the South
ern Oregon Presbytery at Med ford.
At the meeting of this Presbytery a
resolution was adopted to be forwarded
to the general Presbyterian assembly
which meets at Savannah, Ga.. this
Summer, calling upon the general as
sembly to create the Coos-Curry County
Presbytery-
Coos and Curry counties are a sepa
rate entity so far as the territory is
concerned, on account of their lack of
ready connection with the outside part
of the state. .
The Presbyterian pastors In the two
counties are: Rev. W. S. Williams.
Myrtle Point; Rev. H. C Hartranft and
Rev. A. Haberly, Bandon; tev. j. a..
Burkhardt and F. H. Adams. Coqullle:
Rev. D. A. McLeod. North Bend, and
Rev. J. H. Hoyt, Gold Beach. There
are several communities that are call
ing for pastors, which this new Pres
bytery will endeavor to supply.
POLES IN ROADS MAY GO
Ordinance Drafted to Pnt Cost on
Phone and Light Companies.
it an nrrllnnne nrenared yesterday
h riv A ttnm.v Grant meets with the
approval of the City Council, the elec
tric light and telephone companies of
Portland will be required to move poles
on streets where they Interfere with
private driveways and to pay for the
cost. The ordinance Is aimed to change
the practice of the companies charg
ing property-owners 310 for the remov
als. Many complaints have been received
by City Attorney Grant regarding poles
being eercted In places where they In
terfere with private garage, or wagon
entrances to private property.
If the ordinance passes the property
owner may complain to the Executive
Board against the location of a pole
and the board may order the pole re
moved at no cost to the property-owner.
Failure to remove the pole Is punisha
ble by both fine and imprisonment.
FURTHER HEARING ORDERED
Freight Rates to "Willamette Valley
Points Still Unsettled.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has ordered a further hearing in
,h. pnntpnvarav nv.r freiarht rateS
from Eastern points to the Willamette
Valley, which has been pending for
some time. Traffic Attorney mwhto
M. Cousin, who has charge of the ship
pers' Interests, says he has not been
advised Just what further informa
tion the Commissioners desire to en
able them to proceed. Some of the is
sues have been disposed of satisfac
torily, but othera are Intermingled with
the tntermountaln cases. The Harrl-
man merger is said also to be involved.
Man haarins-s And volumes of testi
mony figure in these cases with Intri
cate traffic problems put up to the
Commission for solution.
CONTRACTORS HEED NOTICE
Work on Neglected Awards Starts In
Response to Warning.
The notice sent out last week by City
Engineer Hurlburt to various paving
contractors ordering them to get busy
on improvements which have been con
tracted for, has brought results. The
companies have begun operations in
several parts of the city already and
will push the work through to com
pletion as rapidly as possible.
Jeffery & Bufton commenced yester
day the work of paving Corbett street
from Julia avenue to Nebraska street,
and the Oregon Independent Paving
Company began paving on Nebraska
and Virginia streets in the Fulton dis
trict. Several contracts on the East
Side have been begun this week or will
be started within the next few days.
CHUNG CONFESSES KILLING
Chinese Later Denies Murder of
Japanese Woman. 1
a nfx.inn hv Chung Shut, a
Chinese, that he killed the woman.
later his denial of the crime ana tnen
v. -, nBmA ti murderer bV the
Coroner's Jury, were the developments
In the murder of Miss Uyida, the Japa
nese woman who was slain April 28
at Fourth and Flanders street.
The confession was made to a
Sister of Charity at St. Vincent's Hos
pital, In the presence of Patrolman
Pressy, his guara, ana juaepu nmo.
and Harry Kepper, patients, as Chung
i... -.-. ai tn a : "following an at-
;Lrrrr " . ward. The
denial was made to Deputy District At-
torney Hammersley.
r.hnnar told the Sister of Charity that
the woman spurned his love.
GRANT OPPOSES PAYMENT
Railway Company Wants $2563.29
for Conforming to New Grade.
t n nnlnlon filed yesterday with
City Auditor Barbur, City Attorney
J-..... .AAmmAniia that the CitV refuse
an application of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power company tor in' pay
ment of $2563.29, -the amount the com
pany alleges It lost in transferring
poles and other equipment in cnangmg
grades for the Broadway bridge.
Mr. Grant says the city -is allowed to
change grades at any time and that the
franchise held by the company does not
require the city to pay for the cost
Incurred by the company to conform to
the changes made.
QUEEN OF MAY CROWNED
Ajbany Students See Miss Mary
Bryant Receive Scepter.
ALBANY, Or., May 1. (Special.)
With beautiful and elaborate ceremo
nies. May day was observed at Albany
College. Miss Mary Bryant, a popu
lar member of the sophomore class,
was crowned queen of the May, receiv
ing her scepter from Miss Keith Van
Wlnkle,t queen of last year's festivi
ties. The exercises occurred on the college
campus, the queen and her attendants
occupying a throne and platform erect,
ed In front of the Administration
building. Following the exercises,
which included several special musical
numbers, 24 co-eds wound the Maypole.
Salem Firm Gets Mohair Pool.
ALBANY, Or., May 1. (Special.)
Eddyvllle mohair pool, containing more
than 32,000 pounds was sold Tuesday to
W M. Brown & Company, of Salem, for
34 cents per pound.
LOMBARD'!
OPPONENTS
are making a desperate effort to show that because he is fighting the vicious and dangerous charter now
offered the people he is an enemy of commission government. This is unfair to Lombard, whose attitude
on the true and tried commission government that-has proved a success in other cities is unchangeable That
Mr. Lombard's protests against this dangerous substitute for a commission government charter, or even for
the old charter are well-founded is shown by the following opinions on the charter now before the people:
The Evening Journal says: "It abolishes the direct primary."
The Evening Telegram says: "A general indorsement of the principles of commission government
will aid very little in carrying the commission chart ;r that is now before the people of Portland. What
they require is specific statements dealing, not with commission government in general, but with the pro
posed Portland charter in particular."
The Portland News says: "It has tucked away in its insides a lot of petty larceny thief provisions."
The Oregonian says: "Defeat of the charter, if defeat it be. will not be a decision -against com
mission government It will be due to the interference of visionaries in drafting the charter."
Attorney John F. Logan. Civil Service Commissioner, says: "Closer study of the document makes
certain wherein I erred in the first instance.. Instead of pointing out. one isolated instance as being pos
sibly detrimental to. the public interest. I should have damned the whole document as the most unintelligible
absurdity ever scrawled together by ten disinterested statesmen of this or any other city. time, place or
age. It is not a charter. It is a hodge-podge. It is not an organic law guaranteeing to the people funda
mental and inalienable rights and granting certain pswers to those whom the people choose as public
servants, but rather a mass of impracticable vagaries denying to a community of free Americans even the
right to protest, and granting to any aspiring benefactor who can get 100 sponsors and sufficient first,
second and third choice votes of those who do not know them, the right to apportion our substance as
pleases their inclination."
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway says: "I warned and am still warning the women voters against voting
for a measure laid before them in such a way that nrf one man or woman in a thousand can tell what
it means."
Next to Mr. - Lombard's attitude on the charter, the most common form of attack leveled against
Mr. Lombard is that in which he is accused of robbing the city through a bonding company. Acting
Mayor Baker made such a fizzle in his attack on Lombard at Alberta Tuesday that Mr. Rushlight, tem
porarily recovered from his indisposition, at Montavilla Wednesday dragged out the old bonding com
pany lie, accusing Lombard of receiving vast profits in writing paving bonds.
The actual earnings of the bonding company of which Mr. Lombard is a minority stockholder and
which was formed for the purpose of keeping in Oregon money then being sent East for premiums, on
paving bonds written between April 10. 1910. and April 20. 1913. were $7556.57. of which Mr. Lom
bard's share for the three years was approximately $700. It would require 30 years at this rate to amass
a sum as great as that which represents the difference between the highest bid and the lowest bid made on
the fire equipment contract that Mayor Rushlight is attempting to let to the highest bidder.
This campaign of misrepresentation on the part of Mr. Lombard's enemies is near the end. and in
the closing hours more poison may be spread, but should be avoided by all fair-minded voters. Mr. Lom
bard has nothing to conceal, either in his commission charter record or in his unprofitable Oregon enter
prise, the surety , company, and respectfully asks the voters to weigh the evidence before rendering a verdict.
(Paid Advertisement.)
JANITOR HELD FOR FIRE
GEORGE XAXGLE MUST FACE
, GRAND JTJRT.
Circumstantial Evidence Connect
Former Employe With Blaze at
Buck Apartments. .
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George 'Nangle, formerly janitor at
the Buck Apartments on North Twen-
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jury, in Municipal Court yesterday, to
answer to a cnarge ui boiumb
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dangering the lives of some 60 occu
pants.
Before the case went to trial an ef-
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drawal of the prosecution. Mrs. Down
ing, proprietor of the house, said that
Nangle, trembling and In great ex
citement, was present within 10 min
utes after the fire, and Patrolman
Stanton, who first pointed suspicion
at him, said that he saw the man lurk
Ing In a doorway a few minutes before
the officer saw the , flames and turned
In an alarm.
Nangle told several persons at the
fire that he heard the alarm while in
streets, and hurried to the place on an
owl car. xne aiarm wa neui uy tel
ephone and was not turned in until
eight minutes after the saloons should
have been closed, and then Nangle
would have had to travel more than a
mile to reach the fire.
The defendant was discharged from
her employment, after a stormy scene.
last February, said Mrs. Downing, and
at that time, she said, made threats.
Detective Mallett told how the defend
ant pleaded drunkenness when arrest
ed the following day, and could not
account for hla movements. No testi
mony was offered by the defense.
TTPT.Tft ATTfiff or PTTTT.TiR WHO WON THE HEAETS OF THE CITY WATER BOARD AND SECURED A PLAYGROUND FOR EAST MOUNT TABOR.
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GRANGE WILLH0LD FAIR
Prizes to Be Offered for Juvenile
Competition at Pleasant Home.
PLEASANT HOME. Or.. May 1. (Spe
cial.) At the last meeting of Mult
nomah Grange No 71. Patrons of Hus
bandry, it was decided to hold a dis
trict grange and juvenile fair in Orient
hall September IS. the week before the
county fair opens at Gresham. It wan
decided further that Multnomah Grange
will have a booth and display at the
Gresham Fair, made up of the best
display at the Multnomah Grange Fair.
The exhibit at Orient hall will not
be confined to members of this grange,
but will be made a community affair.
Suitable prizes will be offered for the
Juvenile display to encourage children.
The baseball park here will be opened
Sunday with a game between the Cres
cents, of Portland, and the Pleasant
Home Tigers.
W. A. Proctor, a banker and millman
of Sandy and Boring, has purchased a
lot here and will start erection of a,,
home soon. W. E. Markell also has
purchased a lot on Margaret street.
PARTY OFF FOR FESTIVAL
Representatives of City and Rosar
ians Go to Xorth Yakima.
It was a lively and happy party of
business men that left Portland last,
night for North Yakima to represent
the city and the Royal Rosarlans at the
Blossom Festival now In progress there.
The party was not as large as had
been expected, owing to the pre-election
campaign.
In the party were: Frank E. Smith,
chairman; C. C. Chapman, Frank C.
Riggs, O. C. Bortsmeyer, E. Shelley
Morgan, G. W. Priest, R. H. Crozler.
C. W. Cornelius. J. O. Elrod, George
Young, N. G. Pike and William F. Rows.
YOUSO FOLK FOSIXG FOR THE OHEGO.MA.V PHOTOGRAPHER, AFTER THEIR VICTORY.
Put Your Valuables
In a Place of Safety
33
Valuable papers, deeds, insur
ance policies, negotiable instru
ments and jewelry are easily lost,
misplaced or stolen and should be
placed beyond possibility of loss or
destruction.
Our individual safe deposit boxes
are convenient, safe and econom
ical. Access may be had any time
during business hours. Private
booths, accommodation rooms for
men and women patrons and free
telephone service is maintained.
Inspection Invited
Open from 9 to 6 P. M.
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SAFEBEPOBif &TRUST CO.
284 OAK STREET 5" HENRY BUILDING
What Beautiful Glasses
Where did you get them? At ftm,
STAPLES THE JEWELERS. I
think he makes the nicest glasses Lnr -3 '
in the city. Makes them? Yes. S"t $S
He has his own grinding de-
partment. and grinds all his own JSs. 'W
lenses. They must be very ex- f3 mjrni" ;'K
pensive. No. His prices are the M-"f r,
lowest; and he gives me the best jSfcfc;; iv .." jfj T"AV,
fit; and he is so accommodating; - f'-
and keeps my glasses adjusted. : t - -y. j ... ' , 1
Lenses Sphero in your own . ; . ' a
frame 11.00 ' J
Lenses Sphero in Alum. I? tsT.
ur;'u' staples the jeweler
ame 3.5o 162 FIRST STREET
Lenses Sphero (curved) In Nar Mnrnntn
a. F. Eye Glass Mtg 5.oo near momson
Krjptok Lenses. ..8.oo to i5.oo Portland Oregon