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TTTE MORXIXO ORECOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL," 8, 1914.
MAY BE ENJOINED
Taxpayers See Move to Obtain
Exclusive Rights on New
LETTERS INDICATE PLAN
Officials of Portland Railway, Ight
& Power Company AYould Bar
Broad-Gauge Cars, Is Opinion
K of Those Opposing Terms.
To prevent the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company from obtaln-
lns what they consider an exclusive
franchise over trie new Interstate
bridge, a number of taxpayers of Mult'
nomab and Clarke Counties are plan
ning to enjoin the interstate bridge
commission, which consists of the com
missioners of the two interested coun
ties, from entering into a contract
with the company on terms suggested
in letters recently written by its offi
cers. In a letter to J. Fred Larson, who
acted as agent for the Interstate
Bridge Commission in obtaining op
tions on rights of way for the various
suggested approaches on the Oregon
tide. Franklin T. Griffith, president of
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
Company, specifies as a condition for
the free grant of a right-of-way across
Hayden Island, which right-of-way the
company owns, that the tracks on the
hridge be narrow gauge with provision
for "change of said narrow gauge
tracks at our option to standard
Words Are Feared.
The use of the words "at our option"
Is construed by those who are seeking
the injunction as a. means by which the
Portland Railway can prevent a broad
auge line from using the bridge.
In a subsequent letter to the mayor
and City Council, F. I. Fuller, vice
president of the company, names sim
ilar terms for use of the company's
private right of way, although he
makes no reference to the use of nar
row gauge and standard gauge tracks.
Copies of these letters were pro
cured yesterday. The following is the
letter sent by Mr. Griffith to Mr. Lar
son under date of March 21:
"Confirming our conversation of this
lorenoon. In the event that the ap
proach to the Columbia River bridge is
placed upon the line shown upon the
plat submitted by you as connecting
with Union avenue at the Columbia
boulevard, this company would be will
ing to grant, for a. nominal considera
tion, the right-of-way across Hayden
Island at the point indicated upon the
said plat, and to construct its line of
railway on said approach upon the fol
Perpetual Rlshta Sought.
"That it be granted the right to con
Btruct and maintain a railway, either
single track or double track, at its op
tion, with power to change from single
track to double track, or from double
track to single track, over and upon
all of the said approach. Such right to
continue vested in this company, its
successors and assigns, so long as it
or they maintain and operate said rail'
"That this company be granted a
reasonable franchise over and upon the
bridges crossing Oregon Slough and the
Columbia River, and the right to use
the tracks to be laid and maintained on
said- bridges by the authorities having
jurisdiction thereof. That this com
pany be required to pay no portion of
the cost of constructing said bridges.
or the said approach, other than the
cost of laying its track and the cost
of paving with "Warrenite the portion
of said approach occupied by its tracks.
It to be stipulated that for a double
track line of railway to be placed as
nearly as practicable in the center of
said approach; the said paving to be
laid- by this company for its double
track line to be not more than fifteen
and one-half (15) feet in width.
"That this company shall not be re
quired to lay its track on said ap'
proach until such time as the fill con
at i 1 11 1 n cr u '.i i . 1 n r- ri fVi lTrll h,va at
tied sufficiently to afford a firm foun-1
dation, and that if this company first
lay a single track, such single track
shall be in the proper place for one of
two tracks, and that the space ulti
mately to be occupied by the second
track shall, until such second track is
laid, be paved with some material less
expensive than Warrenite. It being
understood that this company shall, bo
long as it maintains its railway upon
said approach, maintain the said fif
teen and one-half (15) foot strip of
paving in good repair.
Common Vaer Terms Proposed.
"It: is understood that the rights to
be granted this company shall include
the right to construct and maintain its
necessary overhead construction for
the electrical operation of its railway
upon said approach, and it is also to
e understood and agreed that tracks
laid by this company - upon said ap
proach shall be subject to common user
.by any other railway company upon
lair and equitable terms and upon con
dition that such other user shall pay
this company a fair and equitable pro
portion of the cost of constructing said
railway and in laying and maintaining
the said pavement.
"The tracks mentioned above' are in
tended to be narrow gauge but the
agreement concerning the use of said
approach should provide for change of
said narrow gauge tracks at our op
tion to standard gauge, and in the
event of any such change to standard
pause it to be provided that the strip
of paving to be maintained by us shall
be eighteen (18) feet wide, instead of
Iifteen and one-half (15) feet.
"We are willing to co-operate with
the City of Portland in the opening
and extension of L nion avenue to the
Columbia boulevard upon any fair and
reasonable plan that may be devised,
preserving our right to maintain and
operate our railways on said extension
to Union avenue.
Mr. Fuller Gives View.
Mr. Fuller's letter to the city author!
ties bears date of March 24 and reads
"Confirming the understanding
reacneo. in tne conierence In the
Mayor s office yesterday afternoon
with representative owners on Union
avenue we desire to say that the posi
tion of this company in regard to the
opening of Union avenue from Bryant
street to the Columbia boulevard is as
follows: . We own a private right of
way, 30 feet in width, located in the
central portion of the proposed exten
sion or union avenue from Bryant
street to tne uoiumoia boulevard.
in case ins approacn to the new
interstate bridge across the Columbia
River is located so as to connect with
the northern end of the proposed ex
tension at the Columbia boulevard, this
company will not oppose the opening
of the proposed extension and the use
of Its right or way ton street rjur-
poses, providing that there is reserved
to it the use of all its present rights
to maintain and operate a double track
railway along such portion of its right
oi way as may De required for such
tlouble track, together with tie riht
to erect trolley poles along the curbs
of said extension and to string span.
trolley, feed, and power wires on and
along such poles.
The reservation to be made in a
similar manner to that along East
Thirteenth street, near Maiden avenue.
when Fast Thirteenth street was
opened, and, provided further, that thig
company shall be put to no expense In
connection with the regrading or fill
ing all or any portion of said proposed
extension or the building of bridges or
viaducts thereon, It being understood
that the roadbed on such extension is
to be provided ready for the laying of
the tracks without any expense to this
Favias Terms Given.
"A3 to paving, this company will be
willing to assume the cost of paving
so much of the surface of such exten
sion of Union avenue, between Bryant
street and the Columbia boulevard, as
may be located between its rails, be
tween its tracks, and one foot outside
of its outermost rail, providing it shall
have the privilege of bonding, under
city improvement bonds in the ordinary
way, the cost of such paving assess
ment. "It is understood that this proposal,
permitting by regular opening proceed
ings, the use of our above-mentioned
right of way for street purposes, under
the above conditions, is to be binding
only in case that such extension of
Union avenue is to be used as the an
proach to the new interstate bridge
across the Columbia River, and in such
event we will be willing to grant, un
der reasonable conditions, common user
privileges on that portion of said ex
tension between Plymouth
GRACE AND TAYLOR
Methodists Adopt Old Terms
Modified Building Will
IF CHILD IS CROSS,
FEVERISH AND SICK
Look Mother! If tongue is coated,
cleanse little bowels with "Cali
fornia Syrup of rigs."
WORK TO BEGIN AT ONCE
Third-Street Structure W ill Be Con
verted Into Income - Producing
Fro perry Dr. Ixiveland's Ar
rival Aids Settlement.
OREGON ASKED TO HELP
EFFORT MADE TO SECURE
ERAL EXPOSITION PAVILIOX.
The congregations of Grace Methodist
Church and the church at Third and
Taylor streets, after a controversy
. whlth has extended with varying for
o iir cuiier Blue vuruugit . periua
oi nearly two years, have united un
der conditions which are a modified
form of the articles of union which
were adopted in 1912, and which pro
vided for a new building on the Grace
The terms of their reunion as the
First Methodist Church were embodied
in a resolution from the trustees which
was adopted at a meeting of the quar
terly conference Monday night at the
Since the coming to Portland of Rev.
r rank L,. Loveland. formerly of To
peka, who exchanged pulpits a short
time ago with the Rev. Benjamin
Young, former pastor of the First Meth
odist Church of Portland, steady efforts
Oregon's representatives in Congress have been made to bring about a aolu-
were ureed bv a telegram veterdv "vu "" uuuvuium me
from jnhn v T n!r n h r,. congregations of the two churches.
Commission of the Panama-Pacific I Bishop's Hollas; Falls.
exposition, to do everything in their I It had been thought last Winter
power to assist in the passage of the I when the bishop rendered a decision
measure recommended by President I recommending a continuation of the
Wilson providing for 1500,000 for a
Children love this "fruit laxative,
and nothing else cleanses the tender
stomach, liver and bowels so nicely.
A. CDlld Slmnlv will not stork nlar
Ing to empty the bowels, and the re
suit Is they become tightly clogged
with waste, liver gets sluggish, stom
ach sours, then your little one becomes
cross, half sick, feverish, don't est.
sleep or act naturally, breath is bad.
system full of cold, has sore throat.
stomach-ache or diarrhea. Listen.
Mother! See If tongue is coated, then
give a teaspoonful of "California
byrup of Figs," and in a few hours all
tne constipated waste, sour bile and
undigested rood passes out of the sys
tern, and you have a well, playful
Millions of mothers rlvo "California
Syrup of Figs" because It la nerfectlv
harmless: children love it. and It never
fails to act on the seomach, liver ana
Ask your drugclst for a, EA-rent
Dottle of "California Syrup of Fla-sJ
which has full directions for hahi
cunuren or. ail ages and lor sjrown
ups plainly printed on the bottle. Be
ware of counterfeits sold here. Oct
the genuine, made by "California Kia
Syrup Company." Refuse any other
Kind with contempt. Adv.
California Morally Enjoined From In
Ins; Passage of Administration Bill
for SSOO.OOO Fair Appropriation.
Government building at the San Fran
cisco Fair, the suggestion coming from
C. C. Moore, president of the Panama
Pacific Exposition, in the following
President YV llson having sent a
message to Congress, asking an appro
priation of SoOO.OOO for the construe
tion of a Government building, we feel
that the defeat of 'this measure would
indirectly seriously Injure the Expos!
tion, Because it would indicate un
friendliness of Congress to the enter
"Whatever impairs the Exposition as
whole is detrimental to any of its I resolutions were
parts, ana, wniie this action of Presl- I discussion.
uent vv iison is entirely tne act or tne
Administration and in response to the
demands of the Government Exhibit
Board, yet we feel that all of those
American states which are participat
ing in tne exposition should be advised
union of the two churches that the
question was settled, but the contro
versy was renewed within less than i
month. At the same meeting at which
the two factions made their open break.
Dr. Young's request for a transfer to
Topeka was announced.
Dr. Loveland preached Sunday In the
Taylor-street Church as well as in the
Grace Church and in both churches it
was announced that the quarterly con
ference called for Monday night was to
settle finally whether they should con
tinue as two churches or should reaf
firm their articles of union adopted
nearly two years before.
The meeting was harmonious and the
adopted with little
The plans for church building taken
since the adoption of the original ar
tides of consolidation. July 30. 1912,
were rescinded, and the hjbard of trus
tees of the church instructed to take
such action as may be necessary to
of the situation in Washington and carry forward the construction and
given an opportunity to render such
assistance to the passage of this bill
improvement of the church property.
The entire new building contemplated
...y ii incumuent upon originally will not be erected Imme-
them to do as parties in interest. dlately. The present Grace- Church
u'"5 me assurance given uon-1 building will he nn on th. TV-it
press at the time the location of the side and the Sunday school unit of
exposition was unaer consideration, the proposed new building will be built
" l auvocaie adjoining it on the property at the west.
inc oi una measure, nor per- The construction of the other units of
'm - wuuia oe construed the church building will be made in
iv . ctuui.Lc mc puBiiiuu no look at I some future year.
mat time, out It Is certainly our priv-1 Work win h,vi. t nno. k t
t . uur uuiy. to iniorra provements and by April 26 services
our important associates in this work wm be discontinue t th Or.-.
that, this bill having been introduced church and held in the Taylor-street
church until the new structure is com
pleted. The services probably will be
renewed in the newly-remodeled church
by October 1.
The property at Third and Taylo
streets, after the resumption of serv
ices m the remodeled building, will be
transformed into some sort of income
producing property and the revenu
in Congress, no matter under whose
auspices, it would seriously impair our
standing abroad, as well as at home,
if it should now be defeated.
"With expressions of the highest es
teem, lours very sincerely,
"CHARLES C. MOORE,
HILL TO USE SHIPS
STEAMERS GIVE WAY TO WIPE OUT
pendence Get Our
Oregon Home B"ders
Northwestern Rank Building.
Oliver Jv. Jeffries, Pres.
therefrom dedicated to the extension
or Methodism in Portland.
Properties of both the Grace Church
ana the Taylor-street Church will be
transierred at once to a board of fiv
trustees to be elected, and this board
win administer the property and its
"We realize that this nlan may no
please everybody, but we believe that
it Is calculated to please a large per
centage of our membership, that it
consistent with the interests of th
cnurcn in general, that It will carry
lurwara tne cause or Methodism In ou
city." were the closing words of th
resolution, "and as a board of trustees.
we earnestly appeal to this auarterl
conferenece to adopt it as a reasonable
. After the adjournment of the confer
ence its membership spent some time
in an Informal reception to each othe
and in the Interchange of felicitations
over the fact that the dispute that had
existed between the two wings of the
church was settled.
Today and Tomorrow 20 Extra
Stamps Use the Coupon
Brine this -ouron snd cet ?0
tir & H. Trading Stamps
with your firs-t cash purchase
of one dollar or more on our
first thw floors. tood only
for today and tomorrow.
ALL our "MARK CROSS"
Pigskin Bags this week at a
redaction of 23 per cent from
our regular and plainly,
v - sale of MK'S GI.UVK9
through the remainder of this week.
C'1 ,"r regular I.7S and 1.5o Medium
Weight. Hand Sewed Tan and White
t:OI.IMI GLOVKJ KOR MEN'
at a uniform price of 88 the pair.
BOYS We've one of the
best Baseball Lines in the
BALLS, MITTS. MASKS.
Tennis Racquets and Covers.
Our Easter Window
displays in part tasteful and
desirable gifts for the season.
GREETING CARDS, FOLDERS.
DENNISON'S TABLE SETS
Egg Dyes are old-fashioned, but
Some fine values in
well made Leathers
uine Seal and Morocco.
Latest Stjies Blacks and
$1.50 Values now... $1.00
2.23 iValues now... 1.47
5.00 Values now . . . 3.50
7.50 Values now . . . 5.00
we show new ideas even here.
in fancy boxes....
Special to Close
A 50-foot length with fittin-r.
ready for use 3.25
You'll grow young pushing one
of ours cuts like a safetv razor.
Served at our Fountain.
Delicions, Nourishing, Refreshing;
Twelve different appetizing
ways of serving.
Fish Vt: '
High Colors and Leopard Spots,
1 Glass Aquaria, regular 60c
2 Fan tailed Gold Pish, reg...50c
SPECIAL THIS WEEK, 7fte
Woodard, Clarke r Co,
Wood-Lark Building. Alder Street at West Park
RALLY PLANS COMPLETED
McCormick, Progressive Leader, Will
Speak In Lincoln School Hall.
Portland Progressives have complet
ed the preliminary arrangements for
the Progressive rally Saturday nlKht,
at which Medlll McCormick, of Chi
ago. will be the principal speaker.
"The Progressive a Militant Party."
will be his subject.
Mr. McCormick Is vice-chairman of
the Progressive National committee,
one of the most active and vigorous
leaders of the party, and former pub
lisher of the Chlcairo Tribune. He Is
on a tour of the West. His wife Is
prominent In the National woman suf
T. H. Neuhausen, state chairman of
the Progressive party In Oregon, an
nounced last night, that the rally will
be held in the Lincoln high school
auditorium at S o'clock.
RAILWAY MAIL CLERK DIES
James Van Gross Victim of Ptomaine
Poisoning IU Short Time.
James C. a. Van Gross, ono of the
bent-known railway mall clerks In the
Northwest, died at his home, 8!9 Green
wood avenue, Monday morning after
a brief illness, from ptomaine poison
ing. He was 43 years old and had been
a resident of Oregon for 22 years. For
eight years be bad been in the railway
mall service on the Shasta Limited, of
the Southern Pacific, between Portland
Mr. Van Gross is survived by his
widow and three minor children; three
brothers, two sisters and his father.
Two of bis brothers Martin and Will
iam Van Gross are employed with
Olds. Wortman : King. The third
brother Is J. A. Van Gross, an instruc
tor at Portland Academy. Ilia father.
Christian Van Gross; a sister, the wife
of rr. W. J. Gllstrap, and Mrs. May M.
Knschebe. another sister, live in Sheridan.
Official Says Arrangenseat
Made So Visitors Can ITse
SEATTLE, Wash, April 7 (Special.)
That the Hill lines, through the rail
and water transportation to be inaug- I
uratea Detween Astoria and San Fran
cisco will wipe out all or a large por
tion oi tne 117.50 differential rate
fixed by the Southern Pacific on busi
ness between the north portals and the
exposition city, was the announcement
Monday of M. J. Costello, assistant gen
eral traffic manager of the Great
Northern. He made the statement on
his return from a conference with
President L. C. Gilman. of the North
Bank, and W. D. Skinner, general traf
fic manager or the system.
Abandoning hope of obtaining con
cessions from the Southern Pacific.
tne northern lines are turning their at
tention to tne ran and water route of
fered by the Great Northern when its I
new steamships are comoleted. as
solution of the problem. While no of
ficial action has been taken bv the Hill
lines, it nas been discussed by the heads
oi the system. An arbitrary on the
steamships of J10 or less, a portion of
wnicn may be absorbed by the rail
lines so tnat tne passenger can come
by way of Seattle. Vancouver. Portland
or Xacoma at a small increase of cost I
over tne direct lines, probably will be
VACCINATION ORDER WIDE
All Employes New York Hotels and
Stores Most Take Treatment.
NEW YORK, April 7. New Tork de
partment stores hotels and other es
tablishments where large numbers of
people congregate must have all their I
employes vaccinated if they want the!
names of their concerns included In
"white list," which will be issued by I
tne neaitn department about .May 1.
"If you find the name of your fa
vorite hotel, department store or local
tradesman on the "white list,' said I
the health department in a statement, I
you may reel certain you are patron
izing an establishment anxious to safe
guard the health of its patrons. Only!
those establishments whose employes!
have been recently vaccinated will be I
included in the list."
The health department announced!
tnat It will furnish vaccine free.
BRYAN REMAINS IN BED
Secretary's Bronchial Tubes Affect
ed and Grippe Improved.
WASHINGTON, April 7. Secretary
Bryan still was confined to his home
last night, suffering from an affection
of the bronchial tubes and errinoe.
Although his condition waa reported
improved, the Secretary was advised to
remam noma xor several days.
Fifth and Sixth
Fifth and Sixth
The Opening: Day
of the Big
Convinced many people, to their material profit
and satisfaction, of our sincerity of motive. Our
acknowledgment of the facts concerned has been
the very best reason why such a splendid stock of
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
Can Be Sold at Such Low Prices
A Few Instances:
Extra vrela-ht Sterllns; Souvenir Tra.
pmu, originally SlJiO to S "TC
Choice now lOC
Sterllas- Silver Vanity Canes ana Coin
Holders, originally $j to 3. 41 O C
Choice now wlibw
W arranted Mni Bags, oriel- tfC ClCi
ally S8.30. Maw i03JJ
lland-plereed Sterllns: Stiver Lersraette,
the new short handles, orlsl- 7 ff
ally aio. Now S6.50 to... Of ,JKJ
Gentleman's extra tbin model Watch,
plain pollnheu raar, ftuaranteed 2.
yearn, Walthans movement, 4 O O C
originally ais.so, now dlOJ
Bracelet, ortarinnlly $12 to
Now 87 to
flexible Solid Gold Bracelet, net trlth
3 diamond). 3 sapphire, Q ff
orlelnally 2(1, now.. OlO.UU
Solid Gold Crown, orl
sally r to f-", redaced
Chime Clocks, Imported movemenlst
JnHywarranted. orla;lnally 00
Diamond Tiffany Rlati,.nn -iv
orls-inally .Now $27 toOi7.UU
Lady's Solid Gold 14-K Bracelet Watch.
IVJewel movement, Kold oq C?
dial, orla-iaallr 5. Naw.. OJO.OU
Diamond Tiffany B. I n
orliclnally SMS. Kow
Platlnnm nnd Diamond Bar Pin with
IS In rare Ulamonda, orla-t-nally
Bine Perfect Diamond. .70-ear
orlKlnally 9 I'M. N
xaanincent nll-plntlanm D I n m a n d
Tlncean itlna. over
carat, orta-lnally S300.
Bcantlfnl three-stone Irawa nnd his
adlnmond. all-plntlnum F I r f a 1 1 a
ar Pin with
hrowa nnd hlne
"What do you understand
"Reasonable." replied Mr. Dustin
Stax, "is an adjective that may be ap
plied to any tneory or request that I
may have t present."
SOUTHERN OREGON POINTS
W SUNStT 1
I locirvsal I
"Tie Exposition Line, 1915"
Effective every Saturday and Sunday until the end of May,
round-trip tickets will be sold from Portland to all points in
Southern Oregon, Comstock to Ashland inclusive, good for
return Monday following.
Fruit trees are now in bloom in Southern
Oregon, and everything outdoors inviting.
An excellent opportunity to visit friends.
Further particulars at City Ticket Office, SO Sixth Street,
Corner Oak, Union Depot or East Morrison-Street Depot.
John M. Scott, General Passenger 'Agent, Portland, Or.
Why drink water when you can get
the most popular beverage on the
SALEM BEER is brewed in one of the most modern
plants on the Pacific Coast. It is aged in steel
glass-lined tanks. It is conveyed by modem pipe
line 6ystem direct to the bottle house, bottled under
pressure and therefore never comes in contact with
the air from the time it leaves the fermenting tank
until the bottle is opened by the consumer. The
. consumer is absolutely assured a beer of ideal
effervescence, snap and purity.
A trial will surely convince any one of the ex
cellence of Salem Bottled Beer.
The family trade of Portland is supplied by
the firm of
Telephone: Bell, E. 287
379 EAST MORRISON STREET