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THE MOTtNTNG OREGONTATT, WEDNESDAY, NOVE3TBEII 23. 1914.
FINISH RIVER ROAD
IS TAXPAYERS PLEA
Representative Men Urge
.That All Highway Work
Hereafter Be Permanent.
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$245,300 TO BE ASKED
Committee Also Will Recommend
Bond Issne of $1,000,000 to
Hardsurface Boulevard and
. Other Main Thoroughfares. .
Fifty or more well-known Portland
citizens, representing all classes of tax
payera, met at the Benson Hotel yes
terday, and decided to recommend the
completion of the Columbia Highway
through a tax levy In this year's
Budget, except for the hard-surfacing,
and to recommend further a bond issue
of f 1,000,000 for hard-surfacing various
Important roads in Multnomah County,
Including the Columbia Highway.
The meeting also adopted a resolu
tion that all Improvements on main
thoroughfares, hereafter made In Mult
nomah County, should be of permanent
construction, with suitable pavement.
The meeting had been caled by Road
master Yeon, to consider the road needs
of Multnomah County. There was no
dissent from the resolution to finish
the Columbia Highway in an adequate
manner, or to invest $1,000,000 for the
first unit in Multnomah's new hard
surface road system.
These recommendations will be pre
sented tonight at a Joint session of the
County Commission and the budget ad
visory committee at the Courthouse.
The amount needed for completing the
Columbia Highway, exclusive of hard
surfacing, is set at $245,300.
Election In June Suggested.
It was suggested at yesterday's meet
ing that the bond issue of $1,000.
000 to be acted on probably at
the June election, the money to be used
In hard-surfacing the Slavln, Powell
Valley, Llnnton, Foster and Canyon
roads and the highways leading to the
Columbia River highway. This also
would cover the cost of making the
Columbia River boulevard a hard-surface
Some of the men who have been
pointing out the mistakes of other
counties and states and who have
worked for better road conditions gen
erally discussed the advisability of fol
lowing out this policy and the speedy
returns which might be expected. Tax
payers of all classes, it was argued,
would be benefited, either directly or
Year's Work Described.
Roadmaster Teon outlined In brief
what has been done in the county dur
ing the year, and the object of the op
propriatlon now desired.
The purposes of the bond issue de
sired are the improvement of. the fol
lowing roads with hard surface:
Sandy road, city limits to Troutdale
bridge, ten miles, costing $153,000.
Troutdale bridge to beginning of the
Columbia River highway, eight and six
tenths miles.' costing $146,200.
Columbia River highway to the coun
ty line. 20.5 miles, costing $348,500. To
tal for Columbia River highway and
Powell Valley road to Gresham, eight
miles, costing $120,060.
Canyon road, from city limits to
county line, one and five-tenths miles,
costing $50,000. This would have to be
brick on account of the steep grade,
which cannot be avoided.
Llnnton road, from city limits to the
town of Linnton, two miles, $35,000.
Foster road, from city limits to coun
ty line, five miles, costing $75,000.
Total. including Columbia River
Slavln Road Included.
The Slavin road, which also needs
surfacing, would cost $75,000 for a dis
tance of four and a half miles, making
a grand total of $1,002,700.
The appropriation asked for the Co
lumbia River Highway, to make it suit
able for use at the start of the 1915
tourist season, is divided into three
parts. The first, of $38,300, is required
to build walls and fences along the
part of the road completed, without
which Mr. Teon does not consider it
safe to turn tourists out on the road.
The second part, of $135,000, Is required
to build four bridges, and finish the
road from Pearce to the eastern county
line. The third part, of $72,000. is re
quired to do some work near the Bandy
River, to make it easier of access from
Troutdale bridge east. Reducing the
22 per cent grade on the east shore of
the Sandy would cost $60,000, and $8000
Is wanted to construct an additional
"'The greatest argument for all this
work is the direct benefit which we
might expect in Portland at once fol
lowing the completion of this road sys
tem," said Mr. Yeon.
State Drclared Backward.
"We are far behind some of our sis
ter states in the matter of good roads.
and further delay will make the pro
portlonate damage to the state much
"Portland at present pays 38 per cent
of the state's tax. It pays 90 per cent
or the county s tax. Good roads is the
remedy which will shift this burden to
other parts of the state, not at the ex
pense of those parts, but because their
valuation will rise at once.
"Speaking from the tourist stand
point, suppose the average family from
Eastern Oregon or some such point de
cides to slide down the road to Port
land. If the party consists of flvo per
sons, they will spend at least $3 a day
each. That would be $15 a day for the
party. Any tourist can be expected to
stay a week.
"At that rate, which is far below
what the average tourist will spend, it
will not take many to drop quite an
appreciable sum with the Portland
hotelmen, merchants nd almost every
branch or business.
"Crater Lake is the ambition of every
tourist in California. - It is one of the
few spots near the centers of popula
tion of that city that allows them
respite from the arid climate of their
own country during the Summer
"For two or three months, when Cali
fornia is at its worst, we are enjoying
the finest climate of the earth, and
naturally with such a highway we will
bring all of them through Eastern Ore
gon and down to Portland and the
Farmer la to Be Gainer.
"It will be an advertioement the value
of which can only be guessed."
Amos Benson, who has had an im
portant part in the building of the
Columbia Highway, spoke of the rela
tion of the farmer and good roads.
"While I have been in this road bus!
ness I have had plenty of occasion to
meet the farmer and to study the rela
tion of the land to the road and the
cities." said Mr. Benson.
"I have paid particular attention to
the land which is directly tributary
to the road between Gresham and the
Columbia. There are approximately
22,000 acres of the finest farming land
"There are 8000 acres between the
Sandy and Portland which need do
An opportunity such as
this has never occurred
before and probably
never will again-watch!
1 Pound 35C
Golden West Coffee is
steel cut no dust no
chaff strength re
tained in air-tight cans
5 Pounds $ 1 50
"The Coffee Festival"
Portland November 30 to December 5 Other Oregon and Washington Cities Dec. 7 to 12
Dealers ' I nT"X sC -4 J?-. R - - , ,
Z order early X w3 ML 13 V fc? I ueaiers
yfyy. The Oldest and Largest Coffee Roasters in the Northwest rder early
velopment, but the farmers sa they
have no means of transportation.
Naturally, such land has littler valua
tion at present ana tne mra "
amount to practically nothing.
will make this land pro
ductive to the extent that it will be
able to assume a great part 01 in
"It Will help to OUlia up amnerira
and condenseries in communities like
Gresham and Troutdale because tne
owners will be able to get the products
from the land round about.
Auto Tracks Cat Cost.
"It will make possible cheap ship
ment between the farm and the market
center. I quote as an example the
case of Frank Terris, the good roads
farmer up in King County. It used to
cost Mr. Terris more to ship his milk
to the city on trains, exclusive of
cartage at either end, than it does now
to have the auto deliveries pick it up
t his front door and bring to the
creameries in the city.
The truck does the. whole Jod ror
three-quarters of a cent a gallon,
where the railroads formerly charged
one cent merely for hauling. In
addition, Mr. Terris had to deliver the
milk at the station, a haul of two
miles, and then pay for the cartage
at the other end.
Some say that the railroads might
ose and that this would do unde
sirable, well, tney mignt, out ineir
business probably would be increased
bv the increased shipments to otner
states and the proportionate increase
in wealth and demand of the local
The Columbia River Highway is a
Bppnif. hlirhwav aa beautiful or more
so than any in America, but neverthe
less it is a trade road. It is but the
start of the system, one of the main
arteries, and for that reason we want
to make it an example."
Mr. Benson cited figures on tax levies
in other states and counties. Multno
mah was low in the list and should,
he said, be able to do more in com
parison to th& .others.
Wasfclifitfon Figures Cited.
Washington's1 counties, some of them.
have Issued levies of as much as 20.46
mills, Chehalis did that. Clarke levied
16.4 miles. King County, in which is
Seattle, had a mill tax of 8.3 and
besides issued bonds to the extent of
$3,000,000. In addition to that, ach
of those counties stood the state high
way tax of 2.5 mills.
It Is the desire of the road boosters
to get the county appropriation of
$245,000 regardless of the bond issue
and plans for the $1,000,000.
These men believe that ir tne road
can be put in shape for the tourists
and Portland people, it will be an easy
matter to get the bond issue. '
If the road bond issue should fall
through in June, we could complete
this road with the money from the
county. Then people could become
better acquainted with the subject or
good roads and it would be an easy
matter to pass the bonds the year
following," declared Mr. Yeon.
The committee which meets witn tne
budget commttte and the County Com
missloners tonight consists of J. C.
Ainsworth, J. B. Yeon. W. . Boise,
W. M. Ladd and Julius L. Meier.
Many Attend Meeting.
Those present at the meeting were:
C. H. Carey, W. I Boise, J. B. Yeon,
S. Benson, A. S. Benson. Julius . Meier,
Frank Kiernan, Samuel Hill, Edgar B.
Piper. W, Merrlman. R. H. Atkinson,
C. S. Jackson. J. F. Carroll. M. J. Geary,
H. W. Corbett, Phil Metschan, Jr., T. H.
Sherrard. William C. Alvord. H. J,
Blaeslng, Harry C. Cabell, M. C. Silva,
C. A. Morden, J. C. Ainsworth, Horace
D. Ramsdell. Gay Lombard. C. Jn. Hug
gins. W. M. Ladd. Charles F. 3erg, S. S.
Hewitt. E. D. Timms. J. L. Daly, Ed
ward Boyce. G. A. Benedict. Dr. C. W.
Cornelius, John Hall, A, B. Glafke, Fred
Larson. H. C. Campbell and W. 13. is.
The resolution adopted was as fol
Rilvd. That it la the tense of this
meeting that the budget committee appoint.
ed by the Board of County Commissioners
be m-eed to recommend to the said board
road tax levy to inciuae xor me easumi
year as follows:
Completion of the Columbia River blah'
wav. readv for surfacing. 185.800.
Constructing Sandy River cut-off to Co
lumbia River bicnway. suu.vvu. xoi
Resolved. That It is the sense of this
meeting, representing the taxpayers of Mult
nomah County, tnat tne policy or roaa con
struction and road Improvement In thl
county shall be for permanent roads, so that
all main thoroughfares shall be fully nara
surfaced and as a means to that end w
recommend a bond issue at least In the sum
of S1.O0O.000 to hard-surface the Columbia
River highway; also to hard-surface the road
to Gresham and other roads to be deter-
mined, the election for same to be held on
the first Monday of June. 1915, at date of
regular city election, or at a special election
That we further recommend that John B.
Teon should be appointed to have charge of
the completion of the Columbia River high
way. and hard-surface above mentioned.
That a committee ot five be appointed by
the chairman to present and urge the fore
going recommendations to the budget com
mittee and Board ot County commissioners.
Upon the motion of W. M. Ladd a
vote of confidence and hearty indorse
ment was extended to S. Benson, J. B.
Yeon and E. E. Coovert for the manner
in which they have supervised -Multnomah
County's work in the last year.
This motion was seconded by W. L.
Commit teem an la Silent.
"Until the matter is formally present
ed to us at tonight's mooting, I should
not venture an opinion as to what the
budget committee will do with the re
quest," declared J. N. Teal, member of
the budget committee, last night, when
asked the probable disposition of the
taxpayers' resolution asking for road
County Commissioner Lightner de
clared laBt night that the matter had
not been thought of, or discussed with
the other Commissioners and until the
details of the request had come through
the regular channels ot the budget com
mittee he would not care to make a
statement favoring or disapproving the
FIRE ENGINES SEEN
Milwankle Levies 5 31111a Tax.
MILWAUKIE, Or., Nov. 24. (Spe-
ial.) At the annual taxpayers' meet-
ng last night in the schoolhouse a tax
of 5 mills was levied for the mainte
nance of the school for the year. The
budget for the year called for $13,000.
The meeting lasted 20 minutes, the
hortest ever held in the Milwaukie
Webfoot oil dressing, for the hunters'
shoes. Keeps tha water out. Ask the
City Commissioners Witness
Test of Auto Apparatus.
TWO MAKES GIVE EXHIBITS
Speed of 50 Miles Attained on Llnn
ton Road and 20 Per Cent Grade
Climbed at 19 -Mile Clip Two
Machines to Be Bong-ht.
With Mayor Albee and members of
the City Commission as spectators,
fire-fighting machines of the type the
city proposes to buy this week were
given official speed and hill climbing
tests yesterday on Linnton road and
in North Portland. The big machines
each loaded with men whizzed over the
slippery surface of Linnton road at a
speed of 50 miles an hour, making
bends and doing hair-raising stunts of
other kinds. Later they plugged their
way up 20 per cent grades.
The city is going to buy two ma
chines, one a chemical truck and, the
FIRE MACHINES THAT TOOK PART IN H AIR-RAI SING- SPEED TESTS
ON LINNTON ROAD YESTERDAY.
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other a service truck. Among the bid
ders were the American LaFrance
Company and the White Motor Car
Company. The American LaFrance ma
chines used in the test were selected
from cars now in the service, while the
White Company fixed up a machine
with the same motor and the same
weight as will be on the lire machine
if the White type of car is purchased.
The White truck was loaded down
with lead and men.
Members of the City Commission
took up a position half way down a
straight stretch of a mile and a quarter
on the Llnnton road. The big LaFrance
pumping engine was turned loose first
and buzzed over the slippery course at
a maximum speed of 60 miles an hour.
The White truck followed and at
tained a speed of 46 miles an hour.
Later it made 50 miles. The second
American LaFrance machine was not In
good working order and did not reach
After this test the machines' were
taken to the hill at Twenty-ninth and
Thurman streets. One American La
France machine climbed a 20.S per cent
grace at a speed of 19 miles an hour
and a 19 per cent grade at a speed of
20 miles an hour. The second Ameri
can LaFrance made both grades at IS
miles an hour. The White truck made
11 miles on the first grade and miles
on . the second.
After this the machines went on a
trip around the heights, climbing all
kinds of grades. None of them was
lacking in any particular, it was said.
ine council has opened bids for the
two machines and may consider award
ing the contract at today's meeting
Several other companies have tub.
mitted bids but did not have machines
to enter in yesterday s contest.
Rabies Justify Ashland Mnzzling.
ASHLAND, Or., Nov. 24. (Special.)
The local Board of Health has ordered
the dog muzzling ordinance to remain
in effect until February 1. 1915. at least.
in the meantime watching results as
to indications of rabies hereabouts. An
other dog was killed near Talent. After
an examination of the head- of the dog
and the head of a horse the dog had
bitten, the State Board of Health de
clared that the disease was rabies. In
view of these conditions, the City Coun
cll will pass an ordinance regarding
dogs running at large more drastic
than ever In its provisions.
The world's coroanut nroducts for 1012 ar
valued at sa50.000.000. while the production
of ro!d for the same year was less than
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Upper Chemical Track: That Blade 50 Miles an Hoar. Center Service Track
That Made Best Hill-Climbing Record. Bottom Truck Weighed Down
With Lead and Men That Made SO Alll-a an Hoar.
SHE DARKENED HER GRAY
A Kansas City Lady Darkened Her
Gray Hair and Stimulated Its
Growth by a Simple
She Tells How She Did It.
A well-known resident of Kansas
City, Mo., who darkened her gray hair
by a simple home process, made the
following statement: "Any lady or gen
tleman can darken their gray or faded
hair, stimulate its growth and make it
soft and glossy witn tnis simple recipe,
which they can mix at home: To half
pint of water add 1 oz. of bay rum, 1
small box ot Baroo Compound and K
oz. of glycerine. These ingredients can
be purchased at any drug store at very
little coat. Apply to the hair every
other day until the gray hair is dark
ened sufficiently, then every two weeks.
This mixture relieves scalp troubles and
is excellent for dandruff and falling
hair. It, does not stain the scalp, is not
sticky nor greasy and does not rub off.
It will make a gray-haired person look
10 to 20 years younger." Adv.
Help the Stomach
Digest Your Food
When the stomach fails to digest
and distribute that which is eaten,
the bowels become clogged with a
mass of waste and refuse that fer
ments and generates poisons that
are gradually forced into the blood,
causing distress and often serious
Most people naturally object to
the drastic cathartic and purgative
agents that shock the system. A
mild, gentle laxative, positive in its
effect and that will quickly relieve
constipation is Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin, sold by druggists at fifty
cents and one dollar a bottle. It
does not gripe or cramp, but acts
easily and pleasantly and is there
fore the most satisfactory remedy
for children, women and elderly
persons. For a free trial bottle write
to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 451 Wash
ington street, Monticello, 111.
$25,000 Jewelry Stock
to Be Sold Regard
less of Cost.
TODAY STARTS A SALE OF JEWELRY
(the entire stock of new and carefully selected
jewelry of the Oregon Jewelry Co. at 114 Third
Street, between Washington and Stark Streets),
that from the point of value-giving will be the very
greatest sale in the history of the city.
This firm, after ten years in business, is con
fronted by a condition that calls for the immediate
liquidation of their entire stock.
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Positively everything in the store will be re
duced, much of the merchandise (including every
thing that is carried in a high-class jewelry store)
will be sold for less than regular wholesale cost.
Here we give an idea of the prices that will
prevail (they are taken at random from the great
26-piece Knives, Forks and Spoons the celebrated
Wallingford Sterling silver filled, on nickel silver.
Regular price $18.50, now .8.73
Expansible Bracelet Watches, values to $13-50,
now - 5.48
Ingersoll Watches, regular $1.00, now 79
Alarm Clocks, while they last 45?
$2, $3, $4 Standard Brand Watch Chains. .$1.50
Elein and Waltham Watches (warranted), values
to $17.50 7.98
Birthday Rings, solid gold mountings, now. 1.88
Positively every article sold will be guaranteed
as to quality and value.
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For Further Particulars of the Sale See the Win
dows or Come to the Store at Once
Sale Starts at 9 A. M. Today
at 114 Third Street
Bet. Washington and Stark
H. A. BODLE, Selling Agent