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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1913)
VOL. L.III. NO. 16,388.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ALBEE 15 MAYOR:
Complete Count May
Give 5000 to Good.
4-YEAR TERM BEGINS JULY 1
Daly, Dieck, Bigelow and
CLYDE AND BAKER LOSERS
Election of Aides to Mayor Due to
Second and Third-Choice Votes.
"Single-Shot" Talk Aids -Rushlight
HOW THE EAST AND WEST SIDES
TOTED ON MAYORALTY
First - Choice Votes.
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West Side. .1
East Side.. .
14S precincts complete.
At 2 A. L the total first, serond and
third-cboice vots for the leading candi
date! for Commissioner, with 10 precincts
Mill If. Duly 17,540
K. G. Dleok 15,146
A. Bl-relow 15,607
W. I.. BreWHter 14,880
T. M. Ilurlburt 1-t.BS-S
Italph C. Clyde 13,37
II. R. Albee has been chosen Mayor
of Portland for the four-year term
provided In the commission charter, as
forecast In The Oregonian yesterday.
At no time was his election in doubt,
although a slight flurry was caused
during the morning- when some com-j
plete' precincts from Rushlight strong
holds -were opened at the City Hall and
out of that number Rushlight Rained
slightly. Mr. Albee pulled steadily
ahead until at 2 A. M., with 155 pre
cincts complete and 7 incomplete, he
ihad a plurality of 4524. His plurality
on the complete count probably will
Mr. Albee's plurality on first-choice
votes was 4&21 and on first, second and
third-choice votes 5335, with 155 pre
cincts complete and seven precincts in
complete at 2 A. M. The complete
(count will increase rather than de
crease Albee's plurality.
Mayor-elect Albee will assume the
duties of his i ff ice July 1, when he
.will succeed A. G. Rushlight, the in-
unibent. who will then have served a
two-year term. Mr. Rushlight cue
ecded Joseph Simon.
Siolnry Increased to SiloOO.
1'nder the present charter the term
of Mayor is two years and the salary
1 $4S00 per annum, while under the
commission form, to take effect July
3. it is four years. Mr. Albee will be
the first man to ?e the city's chief
executive under the new plan. The
salary is Increased to $60 a year.
The Mayor is well-nigh a dictator
timler tie commission form of charter
adopted for this city, as he assigns the
Commissioner! to the departments and
apportions their work, and may at any
lime transfer them from one depart
ment to another without explanation,
and he may also change their work,
adding to or taking from, at any time,
or he may go so far as to abolish a.
department und organize it under an-il-er
name. Mo directs one depart
ment exclusively and lias the privilege
of choosing any of the five depart
ments authorized by the charter.
Will II. Daly. C..' A. Bigelow. Robert
O. Dieck and W. K Brewster, the high
men for Commissioners on the count
up to mtdulght. can attribute their
election to their excellent second and
third-choice votes. Each of them ran
well in thiB manner, while Ralph C.
Clyde. George L. Itaker and others who
were in the running at the outset
failed because of the lack of second
choice or third-choice vntes. The "single-shot"
tack used by the Rushlight
forces in the Mayoralty race, and by a
number of the candidates for Commis
sioner, contributed to their defeat.
Mnrlbort Makes Stronic Run.
T. M. Hurlburt. present City Kn
glneer. made a strong run for Com
missioner, being 600 votes ahead of
Clyde at midnight. He was indorsed
by the Portland Society of Civil En.
trlneers and had other backing. He
climbed to fifth place during the aft
ernoon and remained in that position
In the count up to midnight.
Now that the election is over and the
results are known, it Is shown beyond
doubt that the Portland electorate ap
- preciate information and recommenda
tions from unbiased sources.
Mayor-elect Albee was recommended
earnestly by The Oregonian and. while
lie was not formally Indorsed by the
committee of one hundred, it was gen
erally known that he was favored ty
a. major portion at least of the members
of that body. He was Indorsed by the
Public Welfare Federation.
Commissioners Are Indorsed.
Will H. Daly. Robert 3. Dieck. C. A.
Klgelow and W. L. Brewster, were in
dorsed, along with others, by" the com.
rnlttee of one hundred, by the Public
Conolulel on Pas 10.
2 RESCUED AFTER
BATTLE WITH SEA
BEACON KEEPER'S CRAFT CAP
Tillamook Lighthouse Men Pass Day
and Night Fighting Waves and
Clinging to Rock.
CANNON' BEACH, Or., June 3. (Spe
cial.) A battle of several hours with
wickedly breaking combers, which re
peatedly capsized their light dory and
finally forced them to abandon the
fight, and a day and night passed
clinging to the Jagged edges of Bird
Rocks. In full view of numerous per
sons on shore whom they were tmable
to attract, and the loss of official and
private mall and their personal ef
fects, were experiences met Monday
and Monday night by Captain W.
Dalghes, keeper of. Tillamook light
house, and his assistant, D. W. Clark.
They wore rescued today by M. S. War
ren, proprietor of the Warren Hotel,
who went to their aid in his motor
boat on being advised by telephone of
their predicament by Lester Bill, who
sighted the marooned pair.
Captain Dalghes and Mr. Clark left
the lighthouse early Monday to pass
the day ashore. They intended landing
at the mouth of Elk Creek. Soon after
they started a heavy sea was encoun
tered and their light craft was capsized
numerous times and tossed about until
the pair finally deserted the bucking
dory, swimming to Bird Rock.
The remainder of the day was passed
in vain attempts to attract autoists
traveling along the beach on the main
land. They suffered greatly from hun
ger, thirst and cold, but declared they
were not otherwise hurt.
The rescued pair, after being nour
ished by their rescuer, today went by
stage to Seaside, en route to Astoria
and back to the lighthouse.
TWIN FALLS TO GET LINE
Western Pacific to Extend to Heart
of Rich Idaho Country.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. (Special.)
It is authoritatively declared by a
Western Pacific official today that the
Western Pacific Railroad will shortly
be extended to Twin Falls,- Idaho, the
heart of a rich mineral and timber
belt, and Boise City, the latter exten
sion heading off the often-discussed
line from Boise to San Francisco.
Plans for these extensions have been
divulged in the last few days during
the Western Pacific's efforts to secure'
sufficient money with which to make
improvements. By the? extension into
Idaho the road - expeots to acquire a
large freight business in timber and
ROBERT G. DIECK, Commissioner
Commissioner. h "-rVW4 " -Ir-Si I S. A. HIC.KI.OW.
STOCK AND GRAIN
POT ON FREE LIST
PRESIDENT'S VIEW IS MET
Inquisitorial Clause Is Giving
MODIFICATION IS SOUGHT
Safeguard Against Undervaluations
to Be Retained, Without Offense
to Objecting Foreign Pow
ers If Possible.
WASHINGTON. June 3. Reversing
its former action In voting to place
wheat flour, oatmeal and fresh meats
on the dutiable list, the Senate finance
sub-committee In charge of the agri
cultural schedule voted, late today, to
place livestock, wheat and oats on the
This action. It was authoritatively de
clared, was taken to meet the views of
President WJlson, Senator Simmons,
chairman of the finance committee, and
other Administration leaders, who dis-
appi-pved the decision announced yes
terday to tax meats 10 per cent com
pensatory to a duty on cattle in the
Underwood bill and to assess a com
pensatory duty on both flour and oat
meal. The vote to reconsider was taken In
the sub-committee oil a motion made
by Senator Simmons, ex-offlcio mem
ber of all the sub-committees handling
the tariff schedules, when he returned
to the capital from a conference with
President Approves Policy.
In this enlargement of the free list.
President Wilson is known to have
taken a leading part, as be did in the
matter of raw wool and sugar before
the ways and means committee. As he
still is standing uncompromisingly with
the wool and sugar schedules, so, it is
declared, he will stand firmly for free
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 82
degree; minimum, 53 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; cooler; westerly winds.
Subcommittee puts livestock, -wheat and oats
on free list to meet President's views.
Kenyon says "social lobby" Is "most insid
ious" of all. Pace 3.
Hitchcock says Postoffice Department crit
ics do not teli truth. Page 2.
Hill negotiating for terminal in San Fran
cisco Bay. Page 1.
Judge refuses to dismiss dynamite charge
against head of woolen trust. Page 3.
Socialists clear Govemot Hatfield ot strike
charges. Page 2.
San Francisco Mayor drives last horsecar
on trip to scrap heap, page 2.
Pacific Coast League results: Oakland S.
Portland 7; San Francisco 3, Venice 2;
L03 Angeles Sacramento 1. Page tf.
Northwestern league results: Victoria 10-8,
Portland 5-7 ; Tacoma 4-4, Vancouver
2-2; Seattle 6, Spokane 1. Page 6.
Larry Madden drubs Morris Fltxmaurice at
Butler fistic programme. Page 0.
Kyle defeats Morton at Irvlngton tennis
tuorney. Page 4,
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern wheat crop may not equal last
year's in else. Page 17.
Insufficiency of rains in Kansas affect Chi
cago wheat market. Page 17.
New York stock: trading1 influenced by Gov
ernment weather report.. Page 17.
High waters of Willamette River stop saw
mills, page 16.
. Pacific Northwest.
Tillamook beacon keepers rescued after
long flgh t with vicious seas. Page 1.
Columbia Southern irrigation project ap
propriation is attacked. Page 5.
Cloudburst near Durkee, Or., does much
damage. Page 2.
Bankers predict big crop Increase and In
dustrial advance this year. Page 1.
Portland and- Vicinity.
Mayor Rushlight takes defeat philosophi
cally and congratulates Mayor-elect Al
bee. Page 1.
Brothers, who have had long career on stage
together, and as rivals, are at Pantages.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 12.
All bond issues, but one for Incinerator, re
jected Dy voters. Pace 12.
Mayor-el cot Albee to call aides-elect to
y:thei- us soon as possible Page 4.
Society will shine when golf tourney opens
too ay. r age 10.
Von Klein's true wife now nervous wreck at
Minneapolis home. Page 7.
Second annual Peninsula Rose Show opens
today. Page 7.
Coast lumber boycott to be threshed out be
fore United States Chamber of Com
merce board. Page G.
"LAZIEST MAN" IS FOUND
Ablc-Bodied Missourian Lets Motlier
Support Him by Rag-Picking.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June S. Edward
Dunn, 28 years old,, native of Armour
dale, a suburb, was pronounced today
"the laziest man in the world" by a
Judge of the Municipal Court of Kan
sas City, Kan., and was sentenced to
hammer out a $500 fine in the work
house. Dunn, broad . shouldered and phys
ically fit, allowed himself to be sup
ported by his mother. 60 years old, a
AND FOUR MEN CHOSEN TO SERVE AS CO MMISSIONERS
San Francisco Expects
YARDS' ON ISLAND PLANNED
Deep Sea Facilities Also Ac
quired, It Is Thought.
PROPERTY CHANGES HANDS
'Site Sought Ostensibly for Amuse
meat Park Now Said to Have
Been Intended All Along for
Use in Railroad Scheme.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 3. A defi
nite and authorized announcement con
cerning the entry of the Hill railroad
interests into San Francisco is ex
pected within a few days.
Negotiations are now pending which.
If satisfactorily closed and thus far
they have been pursued without Inter
ruption will give the great railroad
system of the Northwest dominated by
Hill one of the most magnificent termi
nal properties on the Pacific Coast.
According to tentative plans Bay
Farm Island in San Francisco Bay will
be used for the site for the railway
shops and freight yards.
Proposed Terminal Ideal.
Bay Island Farm, on the south side
of San Leandro Bay, It Is said, will be
the terminal of the Hill lines. The
island is an Ideal site for such terminal,
one of the few remaining, and
many times before has it been men
tioned in connection with factory sites,
shipping yards, railway terminals and
even as a navy yard.
The land for the most pert is 10
feet or more above high tide point, and
is absolutely level. The acreage can
be extended almost Indefinitely by
means of filling in the tide lands as
far up as the Southern Pacifiers
bridge. " , -.
j The most Important holding on the
island is the McCartney property. Not
(Concluded on P.jro 3.)
Cbief Executive Passes Day at Offi
cial Duties Thanks Given aud
Mayor Rushlight takes his defeat
philosophically. He was at his desk at
the City Hall as usual yesterday, at
tending to the routine business. In the
afternoon he presided at a meeting of
the executive board, and when it was
proposed to postpone the decision of
the board on the acceptance of the Mil
waukie street improvement, he pro
tested that unless some real good rea
son to the contrary existed the mat
ter should be disposed of at once, so
that it would not by any chance be
left as one of the problems of the new
The Mayor yesterday issued the fol
"I want to thank my many loyal sup
porters for the kind interest they have
taken in my behalf. I believe that in
the two years that I have been Chief
Kxecutive of the City of Portland that
the people's interests have been well
cared for and property safeguarded.
"I have endeavored to encourage
business. Investments and the develop
ment of the city generally. I have
avoided grandstand methods and have
tried to operate the business of the city
on sane business principles.
"I congratulate Mr. Albee and hope
that his administration will be as good
as mine, or better.
"We are bound to have a great city
here, and its people should be repre
sented by good men, fair to all classes
"I will lend my assistance to the in
coming Mayor and to the people in
general to make Portland a bigger and
DEMAND FOR CHILDREN BIG
Societies Spending Time Seeking
Babies for Childless Homes.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 8. The
committee investigating home-finding
Institutions in Illinois reported to the
lower House of the Legislature today.
The report says In part:
"In most of the home-finding institu
tions the demand for children has been
greater than the supply. The societies
started out to find homes for homeless
children, but they now are seeking chil
dren for childless honjes.' The moment
a society so forgets Its purpose, its
j license should be cancelled, as it. is a
standing menace to the homes of the
poor and ignorant."
MILLIA.U L, BREWsTKR, CommlMloaer.
BIG CBOP INCREASE
Survey of Northwest
500 OBSERVATIONS AVERAGED
Reports Cover Washington..
Oregon, Montana, Idaho.
LUMBER OUTLOOK BRIGHT
Gain in Oregon Grain Yield This
Year Placed as High as 50 Per
Cent in Some Places Livestock
Industry Shows Advance.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 3. (Special.)
Reports from nearly COO bankers in
Washington. Oregon, Idaho and Mon
tana Insure an era of great prosperity
for the Pacific Northwest, according to
information in the Trade and Crop
Bulletin of the Seattle National Bank,
off the press today.
The bank has Issued a review of this
kind every Summer for some years, and
the publications have been accepted
universally as standard and authorita
tive. The most important reports con
tained In the review, as affecting con
ditions In Washington, are summarized
"Forward again is the ringing note
in the reports Just gathered from the
Pacific Northwest. We have received
from nearly 600 banks reports covering
every county in the states of Montana.
Idaho, Washington and Oregon, a terri
tory running over 1000 miles east and
west, and 700 miles north and south.
The products of this great domain
cover almost everything which is
grown in the temperate zone, and, with
few exceptions, the reports indicate
a great increase in productiveness
Big Lumber Increase Predicted.
"In the analysis of replies lumber
leads with regard to the proportion of
increase, as compared with decreases
indicated. There are 75 predictions for
increase to each prediction for decrease.
In logs there are 20 predictions of in
crease to one of decrease. In hay, 15
to 1; livestock. 10 to 1; dairying, 6 'o 1;
oats. 5 to 1: wheat, 3 to 1 ; small fruit
and vegetables. 3 to 1, and fruit t
to 1. in the case of wool, the percent
age of increase predicted is slightly In
excess of the percentage of decreases
"From Northwestern Washington logs
and lumber production are predicted to
be 25 per cent higher; from Skagit
County. 25 per cent; from Lowis Coun
ty, 40 per cent; from King County, pre
dictions ranging from 20 per cent to r0
per cent; from Stevens County, 75 per
cent on lumber.
Great.r Hay Hanrat Srrn,
"Hay production Is predicted to be
in Okanogan County 25 per cent great
er; King County. 25 per cent; Benton
County, 25 per cent: Cowlitz County, 25
per cent; Lewis County, 25 per cent:
Yakima County. 10 per cent: Whitman
County, 10 per cent.
"As to livestock, Cowlitz County pre
dicts 25 per c?nt increase; Vaklmit
County, 15 per cent: Lincoln Count:.
10 per cent; one section of Benton
County, 100 per cent: Stevens County,
50 per cent; Spokane County, 10 per
"We hare abundant evidence of the
fact that the raising of livestock is on
the increase, this being pari of the
tendency to diversify farm products,
"from the Walla Wall country we
"'All cereal crops are at this date
looking well, though somewhat back
ward, particularly on Spring sowlns.
because of late cool weather. Should
nothing occur later to reduce the yield,
we would look for a heavier grain
crop tiian last year perhaps 10 per
Big Bend Crops Look Good.
"From Lincoln County: 'The pros
pects for a large crop of wheat and
other small grains in the Big Bend coun
try to this date. May 20. are the most
promising they have been for the last
ten years; the average of Winter wheat
is fully 60 per cent greater than was
ever sown before In this section of the
"From a report from a highly valued
source, which has covered the entire
Palouse country, we have the follow
"The condition of Winter wheat in
the Palouse country, a district com
prising the greater part of Whitman
County, Washington, and Latah Coun
ty, Idaho, as a. whole is reported as
average, ranging from 5 per cent above
In the western part to 5 per cent below
In the eastern. The acreage Is slightly
"Spring wheat on about 75 per cent
of the usual acreage Is nicely up and
of healthy growth except In the east-,
ern part of the Palouse, where seeding
and growth have been retarded by late
rains. There Is a material Increase in
the barley acreage.
"Oats occupy about half the acreage
of former years. Timothy, alfalfa and
clover show rank growth on an in
Increase In Oresroa Seen.
"Oregon reports by counties indicate
a big increase In dairying, in hog and
"In the wheat-raising counties of that
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