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VOL. LII1 XO. 1C.3G3.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1913
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO AMEND TARIFF
House Passes on to In
MANN'S AMENDMENT BEATEN
Tariff Commission Refused on
FINAL VOTE DUE TODAY
Commit! Agrees to Consider Ad
vlsabllity of Taxing Asiatics as
Well as XatlTes and Ameri
cana in Philippines.
WASHINGTON. May 6. The over
whelming Democratic majority In the
House swept today through the free
Itatr bowled over all opposition to free
wool, free meats and other necessities
and passed on to consideration of the
1100.000,000 income tax feature of the
Vnderwood tariff bill.
Not a dent was made In the bill as
approved by the way and means com
mittee majority and when the night
session began it was expected that the
measure as a whole would be passed
unamended by the House by tomorrow
There was sparring all day across the
aisle dividing the Democrats and Re-
nnhiirans- Manv amendments were
offered by Republicans in a forlorn ef
fort to Dut many free listed articles
back on the dutiable list, but all were
roted down with a regularity that
brought smiles from the minority,
rarllameatarr Experts Astir.
Finally, when the last of these pro
posed changes had been rejected. Rep
resentatlve Payne, of New Tork, head
of the ways and means committee un
der the Republican regime In the
House, precipitated a lively rules fight
by offering a brand new amendment to
create a tariff commission.
; Instantly all the. parliamentary
sharps on both skies were, astir. Rep
resentative Fitzgerald, of New York,
rushed In from the appropriations com
mittee, armed with precedents, and fol
lowed by Representatives - Sherley, of
Kentucky, and Hard wick, of Georgia,
who Joined in the majority protest
against admitting the amendment. On
the Republican side Leader Mann, Rep.
resentatlves Gardner of Massachusets.
Payne of New York and others con
ferred and addressed the House.
Chairman la Sustained.
It was all over quickly. Representa
tive Garrett, of Tennessee, In the chair,
sustaining a point of order made by
ilr. Underwood that the tariff commis
sion amendment was not germane to
' the bill.
When Representative Mann appealed
from the decision the House sustained
the chair, 16 to 87.
The reading of the Income tax pro
vision for amendment was completed in
short order. Perfecting amendments
offered by the ways and means com
mittee, and adopted. Included a provis
ion exempting return Investments In
insurance and a clause changing the
terms regarding mutual Are insurance
companies so as to allow them to de
duct from their gross Incomes the
amoufft required under the state laws
to be placed In their reserve funds. An
other amendment changed the lan
guage of the provision Imposing a tax
of 1 per cent on the profits of insurance
companies, so as to make the bill con
form literally to the present corpora
tion tax law.
Filipinos Are Included.
Representative Mann, for resident
Commissioner Quezon of the Philippines,
offered an amendment to tax the Chi
nese, Japanese and other residents of
the Philippines' as well as the Filipinos
and Americans In the islands.
The committee agreed to take this
under . consideration. The Philippine
commissioners unsuccessful sought to
relieve the Filipinos of any income tax
on the ground that they could not vote
on this legislation. Representative Un
derwood explained that the Inclusion of
the Philippines In the Income tax was
to reach the wealthy of the Philippine
Islands, that the bill lightened the bur
dens of the small farmer of the Phil
ippines by repealing the export tax on
Republicans attempted by numerous
amendments to alter the income tax
rates, but without avail. The Progres
sives also offered several amendments.
Progressive Leader Murdock proposed
a 6 per cent tax on all Incomes over
$100,000 and Representative Kelly, of
Pennsylvania, urged an 8 per cent tax
on such Incomes.
Income Tan Defended.
Representative Kelly announced his
Intention of voting for the entire Dem
ocratic bill, declaring he believed it was
a step In the right direction. Other
Progressives Indorsed the Income tax
Representative GUlett " offered an
amendment providing a tax of I per
cent on between 11000 and (4000 a
The Democrats generally defended
the income tax as lifting the burden of
taxation from ttp poor men and mak
ing the rich man bear his share.
"Some of the rich men say this Is
cla'ss legislation." said Representative
Taventier, of Illinois. "They were
never heard to complain, however, of
the existing class legislation which
lim the hats, the coats and shirts of
ICvaciuded oo Page 3.)
PORTLAND TO COOS
BAYIN 191 4 CALVIN
LlYK TO BE FINISHED BY THAT
TIME, SAYS OFFICIAL.
Vice-President of Southern Pacific
Makes Inspection of New AVork
and Sees Regular Trains 1915.
Trains will be running between Tort
land and Coos Bay by the end of 1914
thinks B. E. Calvin, vice-president of
the Southern Pacific, who recently took
a trip over the line now being built
to Marahfiolrt nnri who Is Dasslng a
few days in Portland.
Mr. Calvin inspected the 23 miles of
track being completed by Twohy
Brothers Immediately west of Eugene
and the tunnel at Notl. which now Is
virtually complete. Ha went west over
the new road 'as far as Gardner, but
did not go to Marshfleld on this trip,
having visited that city and the vari
ous other towns on Coos Bay that the
new road will touch, on an inspection
tour a year ago.
For SO miles the new road will be
built along the water. Mr. Calvin
pointed out, either rivers, lakes, the
ocean front or the bay. This work re
quires slow and careful construction.
Speed, therefore. Is not an essential
factor and the Southern Pacific offi
cials are not figuring on having the
line finished much before January 1,
1915. The entire project is under con
tract, that on the western end being
In the hands of Porter Brothers.
Mr. Calvin and E. O. McCormick,
vice-president In charge of traffic, also
Inspected a part of the Southern "Pa
cific system In the Willamette Valley
now undergoing electrification. They
rode from Eugene to Corvallie In an
automobile and saw the work being
done between Monroe and Eugene by
Flasrr & Standifer. This portion of
the line virtually Is complete.
FOOD WASTE IS ILLEGAL
California Passes Law Providing
Penalty for Destruction.
SACRAMENTO, May 6. The lower
house of the State Legislature unanim
ously passed today a "hlgh-cost-of-llv-
Ing" bill. The measure, which is only.
11 lines in length, makes it unlawful
for any person to destroy any animal.
vegetable or other stuffs In restraint
of trade, which are customary food for
human beings and are in fit sanitary
condition to be used as such."
"The bill is i aimed at the reputed
common practice of the dealers of de
stroying food products in order to keep
up the market price," said Assembly.
man Roberts, who introduced It. "Shi
ma, the Japanese potato king. Is re
ported to have thrown thousands of
sacks of potatoes into the river when
a plentiful crop threatened to push the
price down below- the point to which
his control of the market had enabled
him to boost it In previous seasons."
The maximum penalty provided for
persons, firms or corporations" vlolat-
ng the act is a fine of $500 or im
prisonment for six months.
BIG CRUISER TO COME HERE
St. Louis to Anchor Off Portland
During Rose Festival.
The United States cruiser St. Louis.
one of the largest vessels of its class
In the United States Navy, will come
to Portland during the Rose Festival.
Rear-Admiral Alfred Reynolds, com
mander-in-chief of the United States
Pacific reserve . fleet, made this an
nouncement to the Portland Chamber
of Commerce yesterday.
The Chamber has also petitioned for
one or both of the submarines that are
being finished in the Bremerton Navy
Yard and several weeks ago was as
sured by the Secretary of the Navy
that they would be sent here In case
they can be completed in time. It now
appears that at least ene of the sub
marines can be expected.
The cruiser St. Louis is now at the
Puget Sound Navy-Yard and Is con
sidered one of the best vessels of the
reserve. It Is 424 feet in length, 66
feet beam an dhas a draft of 24 feet 6
Inches in salt water. It takes 36 of
ficers and 634 men to man the ship.
SALMON GOING OVER FALLS
Fish Ladders Cleared at Oregon City
for Annual Migration.
Salmon are ascending, the Upper
Willamette in larger numbers than
for years, says Lou Rathbun, deputy
fish warden, who visited Oregon City
yesterday and reported that schools of
the fish were Jumping up the ladders
provided for then! at Willamette Falls.
uuring the Winter corporations en
gaged in locgliig above are permitted
to place gates across the upper end of
the ladders so as to conserve the water
supply and owing to high water it was
not until Monday that the gates were
removed this season, so the passage
of the fish was delayed. Mr. Rathbun
says that the salmon go upstream to
where the McKenzle River is reached.
as there is a state fish hatchery on the
latter stteam. Anglers are permitted
to within 200 feet of Willamette Falls,
so the traveling salmon are not dis
turbed gaining the upper liver.'
MOTORCYCLE RUNS AMUCK
Pedestrians Slowed Down When Dis
mounted Rider Loses Control.
CHICAGO, May 6. A riderless mo
torcycle dashed into a crowd of pe
destrians down town today, seriously
injuring one man. The owner of the
machine had dismounted to start It and
waa unable to hold It.
The crossing policeman seized the
machine after it had knocked down two
men and pushed it into a pillar of the
elevated railroad. : .
DEATH OF CAPTAIN
Exhaustion, Not Star
vation, Brings End.
LEADER IS LAST TO EXPIRE
Bodies of Comrades Show Evl
dence of His Care.
SUPPLY OF FUEL IS GONE
Member of Supporting Party, on
"Way to London AVith Explorer's
Diary, Describes Finding of
Ill-Fated Party. "
WINNIPEG, Man.. May 6. Exhaus
tion and not starvation was the cause
of the death of Captain Scott and the
men who died with him on his way
back from, the South Pole, according
to Lieutenant Gran, a member of the
supporting party . which found the
bodies of -the party in the frosen .ant
arctic. Lieutenant Gran stopped off
fn this city for a few hours on his
way to London. '
"The end of the party was peaceful,"
declared Gran. "When we came up to
the tent In which the bodies were,
all was silent. ,
Tho snow had drifted about the tent
and something seemed to tell that the
end for them had come. All about , us
were desolate wastes of snow and
ice and a chill came over our hearts.
'Scott Last to Die.
"Lieutenant Wright, of Toronto, a
Canadian, who commanded our little
party, approached the tent first and
lifted the flag. We followed, expect
ing the worst, and formed In a little
group about the mouth of the -tent.
Captain Scott lay on his back as if
asleep, but outside of his sleeping bag.
The bodies of Dr. Wallson and Lieu
tenant Bowers were in their sleeping
bags and it was apparent that they
had . been carefully WTapped - up by
Captain Scott, ' who evidently was the
last to die.
"Lieutenant Bowers lay on his side,
exactly as if he were asleep. Dr. Wil
son was sitting In a 'half-reclining
position, his back aga'.ist the inside of
the tent, facing us -.s we entered. On
his features were the traces of a faint
smile, and he looked exactly as if he
were about to awaken from a sound
sleep., I had often seen the same look
on his face in the morning as he
awakened, as he was of a most cheer
ful disposition. The look struck us to
the heart and we all s.ood silent In
the presence of death." "
Foel Supply Exhausted.
Lieutenant Gran, a stalwart young
Norwegian, Is en route from Vancouver
to New York. Thence he will go to
London to attend the meeting of the
Royal Geographical Society on May 23.
"While they did not die of starva-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature 84
decrees: minimum. 50 degrees.
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness probably
followed by showers; cooler. . westerly
Suffrage bill beaten in Commons by votes
ot Irish Nationalists, rage i.
Burning of Ri. Catherine's Church. London
la! I to suffragettes. Page 5.
Mexican Federals fight among themselves
in streets or Acapuico. rage o.
Republicans fall to amend tariff. Page 1.
J Iand sales held up by narrow reading of
mw is cuurgc. . " i
Wool men aik for pure clothing law.
Page 16. t
Pioneer aviator's memory is honored. Page ".
Prospective Jurors at Johnson trial are
ask-d whether, they bet on fight with
Jeffries. Page 5.
Four New York police Inspectors convicted
by Jury.' Page 4.
Dan Hanna advises Bull Moose to unite
with Republicans. Page 2.
Captain Scott's death due to exhaustion, not
starvation, page i.
Denver police stand by while mob attacks
Sheriff trying to mane arrest, fage .
Bixby found in contempt of Justice Court.
Syracuse striking laborers make terms after
day of serious rioting, fage e.
Merrlam divorce trial reveals absence of
"Army chivalry." Page 6. -Japan
will base protest on "most favored
nation" clause of treaty. Page 7.
Pacific Coast T.eaguo results: ' Portland 5.
Sacramento J; Venice 3. Oakland 2 (10
innings); I .os Angeles 4. San Francisco
1. Page 3.
Northwestern league results: Portland 2.
Seattle t; Tacoma 7, Victoria 0: Vancou
ver 3, Spokane 2 (II innings). Page 8.
Illinois legiklators see boxing bouts before
voting on bill. Page 9.
Llpton is asked to explain challenge for
yacht race, page 0.
Sensations sprung at telephone inquiry in
Seattle. Page T.
'Ex-G-vernor Huy, of Washington, tries to
ship as sailor. Page 1.
Man arrested near Redmond admits trying
to wreck train. Page 12.
Oregon rate expert sees danger In proposed
Harriman route cancellation. Page 14. .
Commercial and Marine.
Oriental flour orders booked for shipment
under new rate. Page 21..
Wheat lower at Chicago on prospects of
record Winter crop. Page 21.
Stocks forced down in face of favorable Eu-.
ropean situation. Page 21.
Portland Dock Commission rejects bids for
bond issue. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Business men start move -to elect only ca
pable candidates. Page 1.
Rosarians more successful In attracting
crowds for Festival than collecting funds.
Portland-to-Coos Bay trains to nia by end
of 1914, says Calvin. Page 1.
East Side Club's plans out tor union depot
and subway, page lo.
Charles Dolan wins Julia Blair as bride.
New Postmaster arrives in city. Page 12.
Denver broker talks of effect of Commission
on bonds. Page 14.
Auto traffic violator gets five days' ' sen
tence. Page 14.
Judge denies Injunction requested by 0--"W.
R. & N. Page 20.
Auto backfires, badly burning bystander.
Page 4. ..... . i
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 16.
$10,000 SECURED IN DAY
Forty Members of Westminster Win
in Fund Campaign.
At a dinner given by the women of
the Westminster Presbyterian Church
last night to the members, of the com
mittee on the solicitation of funds, it
was announced that the 40 members
bad secured $10,000 for the church. The
campaign is on for $25,000.
Encouraged by the excellent results
obtained yesterday, the committee will
go out again today. A large sign has
been erected at East Fifteenth street
and Broadway, in the form of a clock,
which Tells dally the sums obtained by
CANDIDATES IN THE MAKING.
IRISH VOTE SEALS
FATE OF SUFFRAGE
Nationalists in Com
mons Oppose Bill.
MILITANT TACTICS HURTFUL
Many Influenced by Fresh Acts
ALL SIDES CHEER VOTE
Prospect of Passage of Measure in
More Limited Form Regarded as
Doubtful Asquilh Leads
LONDON, May 6. The fate of the'
woman's suffrage bill was sealed to
night by the votes of more than 60
Irish Nationalists, who voted against
it. The bill, which sought to enfran
chise 6,000.000 women, was rejected by
a majority of 47. The vote stood 266
to 219. .
Whether there is any chance that the
present Parliament will pass a bill of
more limited character may be doubted.
Possibly the Nationalists fear that if
they allow a woman's franchise bill to
pass the second reading it will lead to a
parliamentary struggle which would
not unlikely end in dissolution of Par
liament before the Home Rule bill be
comes a law.
MI 11 taint Policy Hurtful. '
Furthermore the debate today proved
that the militant policy of the suf
fragists has done the cause great harm,
as far as Parliament is concerned. The
conciliation bill of last session was
rejected by only a smc.ll majority com
pared with the Dickinson bill, which
was under discussion today and prevl
ous bills, iriving some measure of en
franchlsement to women, have passed
the second . reading, although they
never survived subsequent stages.
Recent police ' court ... disclosures of
acts, of incendiarism planned by the
militants far surpassing In magnitude
anything heretofore attempted and the
burning of St. Catherine s Church at
Hathcham today undoubtedly influenced
many members to vote againBt the. bill,
Vote Greeted With Cheers.
The figures on the division, showing
the defesit of the bill, were greeted with
great cheer from all sides of the
House. The debate which on Monday
proceeded with extraordinary apathy,
was today characterized by intensity
and brilliant speeches. The House was
crowded and pervaded with an atrao
sphere of electrical excitement. The
stranger galleries were packed and
many anxious faces peered from behind
the grille-guarded gallery devoted to
Neither Andrew Borfar Law, leader of
the opposition, nor A. J. Balfour voted
in the division. Among the ministers
who voted against the bill were Premier
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TO SHIP AS SAILOR
M. E. HAY, OF WASHINGTON, EE
FUSED BY CAPTAIN".
Former Executive, Unable to Get to
Slexico Holdings by Influence,
Fails Also Using Ruse.
SPOKANE, May 6. (Special.) How
ex-Governor M. E. nay attempted to
ship as an abie-bodled seaman in order
to reach his holdings in Mexico and
how the calculating captain . spurned
tho offer of his services was told to
day by E. T. Hay, brother of tho former
state executive, on returning from an
Marlon E. Hay owns pretty much of
the hot little state of Tobasco 117.000
acres, to be exact.
He and his brother, E. T., left Spo
kane five weeks ago for a tour.
Mr. Hay tried first to purchase rail
road tickets for the south of Mexico.
The company would' not sell them. The
osi-Governor got into communication
with the president of the railroad, but
even this high official faired. The
rebels were too pestiferous along his
right-of-way, he -said, and it was ab
solutely impossible to operate trains.
Next they turned to the steamship
companies. The only ships sailing had
full passenger lists booked far in ad
vance. Finding that cajolery failed,
the Hay brothers took a last desper
ate step. They offered to ship as able
bodied seamen. And they were re
SPOKANE RECALL MOVE ON
Labor Council Digs Up Campaign
Talks of Two Commissioners.
SPOKANE, WaaMay 6. (Special.)
Campaign statements alleged to have
been made at the last city election by
Mayor Hindley and Commissioner Fair-
ley were resurrected Monday by the
Sectional Central Labor Council and
will play an Important part in the re
call campaign against the two Com
missioners, which the Council decided
to proceed with at once.
The Labor Council instructed the re
call committee appointed two weeks
ago to proceed immediately, following
the adoption by the City Council Mon
day of ordinances abolishing the 13
scale on all contract work and repeal
ing the $6 a day scale for teams and
teamsters. The committee, it was an
nounced will hold nightly sessions and
the recall petitions, as well as the ref
erendum petitions against the ordi
nances affecting the scale which passed
Monday, will be out for circulation Ira
WAKEFIELD JURY DIVIDED
Mount Tabor Heservoirs Case May
Seven to five in favor of the plaintiff
is the way the jury in the Mount Tabor
reservoirs suit of Wakefield & Com
pany against the the city is believed to
stand. It is conceded that there is
small chance of an early agreement
and if a verdict finally is reached It is
almost certain to be a compromise. As
the case occupied nearly three months
in trial Judge Morrow is of no mind to
go through the siege again and will
hold the jury out as long as thtre is
any possibility of an agreement.
"Wakefield & Company ask almost
$409,000. asserting that the contract
was abrogated by acts of the city. The
city contends that deducting for pen
alty the contractors have' already been
overpaid and wants $75,000 returned of
what has been paid. Practically the
only question for the Jury to determine
Is whether or not the contract was act
ually abandoned. The jury has been
put since 10:30 Monday morning.
DIVORCED PAIR REUNITED
Judge Who Severed Bonds Remarries
Couple at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 6. (Spe
cial.) After severing the bonds of
matrimony for a young couple, Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Bennett, six months ago, to
rejoin them In wedlock today, was the
happy task of Judge R. H. Back, of
the Superior Court of Clark County.
Tha. young people had difficulty
after they had been married a short
time, outsiders making It worse, until
they decided to be divorced. However,
they had not been single long ere they
discovered that they really loved each
other, and the result was a happy mar
riage here today. They live at La
Marriage licenses were issued today
to Paul R. Rates and Ella Huck, of
Portland, and William E. Johnson, of
Seattle, and Edith Griffin, of Portland.
The last couple were witnessed by
DILLINGHAM TAKES BRIDE
Theatrical Manager Weds California
Heiress, Miss Kearney.
NEW TORK lily 6. ((Special.)
Charles Dillingham, one of the best
known theatrical managers in New
York, was married yesterday in Pur
chase, N. T., to Miss Eilien Kearney,
a California heiress.
Mr. and Mrs. Dillingham left today
on board the Kron Prlnz Wilhelm for
an extended tour of Europe. Mr. Dil
lingnam, besides being manager of the
Globe Theater,, has produced some of
the most successful musical comedies
seen on the stage of New York, Mrs.
Dillingham has been on the stage for
about three years.
The marriage was kept secret until
Mr. Dillingham notified his New York
office by wireless of his marriage after
the Kron Prlns Wilhelm was out of
the harbor on her way to Plymouth.
Miss' Kearney's last engagement was
with the Frohmann management with
BUSINESS MEN WAR
Aim Isfto Elect Able
BIG MEN URGED TO ENTER
City Faces One of Crises of
History, Say Leaders.
APPEAL GOES TO VOTERS
C. W. Hodson Doubts Ability of Anj
Entered Up to Yesterday to Han
dle Any Other $5000 Job.
Fight Is on Office Seekers.
CANDIDATES WHO FILED YES
TERDAY. For Mayor C. L,. McKenns.
For Auditor H. A. Moser.
For Commissioner W. c. Alder
son, Jamrs Magulre, W. A. Munly. A.
B. Crosman. A. A. Closset, J. P. Mar
shall, L. Victoria Hampton. William
Schmeer. Charles 'it. Beard. E.
Verstecg. W. I. Cattel, M. L. T.
Candidates Who Filed Previonlj.
For Mayor Dan Kellahcr, A. G.
Rushlight, H. R. Albee.
For Auditor A. L. Borbur.
For Mayor Dan Kellaher, A. Q.
J. H. Nolta, W. B. Holllngsvorth.
L. G. Carpenter, L. M. Lepper, W. C
Benbow. M. O. Collins, C. A. Blr
low, George L. Baker. Tom M.
Monks, T. J. Hammer, D. W. Ward,
If. C. McAllister. H. D. Wagnon.
Harry L. Day. A. K. Borthwlck, w.
Irving Spencer, John Drlacoll, Milton
Candidates Who Are Circulating Pe
titions. For Mayor M. E. Gibson.
For Commlitsloner J. E. Werleln.
Will H. Daly, C. II. Thompson. Er
nest House. Harrey O'Brysn. T. O.
ljly, M. J. Murnane. Thad W. Tree
land. George B. Thomas, J. H. Tip
ton. W. T. Vaughn. Frank W. Winn.
A. G. Clark, W. H. Crawford, Charles
X. Byan. C. C. Craig.
Preparing to combat the "Influx of
Incompetents," as It was characterized,
into the field of candidates for office
Under the new commission charter by
persuading strong and competent men
of recognized importance in the munic
ipality to run, 50 leading business and
professional men of Portland mot at
the Commercial Club yesterday and ar
ranged for an organization to make a
prompt, decisive move In that direc
tion. F. W. Chausse concentrated the
strong sentiments In favor of prompt
action, which were expressed by those
present, in a motion for the appoint
ment of a committee of 15 to select im
mediately a body of 100 representative
men and women of Portland to carry
on the campaign. John S. Beall, tem
porary chairman of the meeting, ap
pointed C. W. Hodson, John BurgarU
and E. L. Thompson on a special com
mittee and the following 15 men were
selected at once by thorn to organize
and designate the committee of 100:
John S. Beall, Phil Metschan, Sr., Dr.
A. A. Morrison, John H. Hall, G. W.
Kleiser, W. P. Olds. J. F. Logan. C. F.
Berg, A. M. Churchill, W. F. Wood
ward, J. Fred Larson, H. D. Ramudell,
F. A. Freeman, G. W. Hoyt and W. E.
Quick Action Demanded.
This commitee will meet today and,
since there Is but limited time in which
to launch the proposed movement be
fore May 12, when the filing of peti
tions will be closed, the committee of
100 probably will be designated and
ready for organization and active work
Those who were present at the meet
ing spared no time for applause, but
took the whole matter with grave
earnestness, as speaker after speaker
declared that Portland Is now facing
one of the most serious crises In Its
"It is very apparent to everyone,"
said C. W. Hodson. "from the petitions
that have been filed already, that there
is an organization at work which is
very potent In the affairs of the city
and which, along with the scattering
petitions of ambitious Individuals, has
filed petitions looking toward establish,
ing on the commission five of its men.
Other organizations will do the same,
and if the citizens who are conscien
tiously in favor of good amd efficient
government for Portland would over
come the conditions, they must also
Ability of Entrants Doubted.
I doubt if a single one of the men
who have thus far filed their petitions
would have the temerity to offer him
self as a superintendent for one' of
the big business corporations of the
city, if It should advertise for a com
petent business manager at a salary
of $5000 a year. This shows that they
deem the public's demands upon Its
officials for efficiency to be less than
those of a sound business concern.
From the exhibit you have in those
who have filed, I doubt If any one of
you would be willing to Intrust any
department of the city government to
How are we to meet this situation?
The answer advanced here has been:
By bringing Into the Held men who
are known to be efficient, capable and
reliable' But this is going to be no
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