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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1915.
IS BARRIER TO
No One Likes to Take Initiative
but Many Would Be Glad to
See Some Laws Referred.
PROHIBITION NOT IN DANGER
Disliked JIcuMircs Include Change
in Juvenile Court, Xcw Buildings
for University nd Xormal and
Tosibilitie that a special election
will be held next Fall to consider some
of the measures parsed by the recent
Legislature seem to be Increasing.
It istpparent that various prcups of
interested persons are planning to in
voke the referendum against several
of the bills that the lawmakers passed.
But no one wants to take the responsi
bility of putting the taxpayers of the
Kfate to the exnense of $100,000. which
would be the price of a special election.
Amom the measure prominently con
sidered as subject for the referendum
m m the Juven lie Court bill and the
hiirhwav ensrineer bill. '
But It is certain that if the refer
endum is called into use for either of
these measures or for any other meas
ure, various other bills will be referred
n the neonle on the same ballot.
The one thinrc that is now standing
in the way of definite plans for an
election is the cost. Those who would
rll the election fear that the cost it1
self would Jeopardize the chances of
making the referendum successful. It
Is pointed out that the taxpayers mlgrht
be inclined to vote in support 01 any
measure to which the referendum is
applied for the purpose of expressing
their disapproval of the cost that the
referendum proceedings would entail.
Women Reported Displeases!.
Many women's organization in Port
land have been displeased with the ac
tion of the Legislature that will take
the Juvenile Court work away from
Judtre Gatens and give it to J u dire
Cleeton. They carried their protests
before the Legislature at Salem but
without avail. They are not ready to
out the state to the exnense of an elec
tion for the purpose of considering this
one measure alone, but they doubtless
would gladly accept the opportunity of
placing this bill on the ballot along
with any others.
It is said that the Oregon Civic
League may discuss the advisability of
a referendum election at its weekly
meeting at the Multnomah Hotel today
at 12 6 clock.
Various good roads enthusiasts whs
think the state should maintain a sepa.
rate department for highway construe
tion purposes are dissatisfied with th
bill that will make the State Highway
Kngineer a subordinate of the State
. Engineer. They might refer that meas
ure. too. if an election were held.
Some would like to refer the bills
that appropriated J50.000 for new
buildings for the medical department
of the State University and a similar
'rum for new buildings at the State
Normal School. But these measures
went through the Legislature with
emergency clauses attached and are
beyond reaoh of the referendum. Other
appropriation bills are protected slnv
JirkMi Support Protested.
Another measure that might be out
on the ballot along; with the others is
that empowering the State Highway
Commission to spend '"not to eneeed
10 per cent of the state highway funds
on the Pacific Highway in Jackson
County. This measure was introduced
and supported by the Jackson County
delegation, who pointed out that Jack
son County has expended large sums
of money on the Pacific Highway and
that the state should show its good
faith and encourage those counties that
have been taking the lead in thl di
rection. The Legislature evidently
supported this contention for there was
little active opposition. But since then
various other parts of the state have
been uttering mild notes of protest.
There is little present possibility of
Invoking the referendum on the pro
hibition bill. All the "dry" forces are
lined up solidly behind the measure.
Some of them at first objected that the
bill was not radical enough, but they
peem convinced now that it is a "good
Mart" and are willing to support it.
The liquor interests declare that they
will show their good faith by letting
the bill stand as it is and not seek to
It will be necessary in the event that
the referendum is applied to have the
petitions on file with the Secretary of
State within 90 days after the bills
were signed by the Governor which
would make the final limit about
The Legislature passed a bill that
will make a special referendum election
possible on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November.
Salem, are registered at the Seward.
Thomas FL Shanaday, of North Bend,
is at the Carlton. "
Professor Joseph Schafer, of Eugene,
Is at the Imperial.
Harry McKinley, of Wallace, Idaho,
is at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. E. England, of Canby.
are at the Perkins.
F. V. Sumner, of Everett, is regis
tered at the Oregon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Muller. of Kelso,
an at the Nortonia.
1 rank Fox. of Tillamook, is regis
tered at the Nortonia.
C. R. Bell, of Castle Rock, is regis
tered at the Perkins.
Henry Newman, of Astoria, is reg
istered at the Seward.
L. J. Vaughn, of Marshfleld, la reg
istered at the Imperial.
O. H. Holmes and family, of Clats-
kanle, are at the Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Weir, of San
Diego, is at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Elford, of Seat
tle, are at the Multnomah.
ROAD BOND PETITION
IS SIGNED BY 2504
Special Election for Issue of
$1,250,000 Assured, but
Campaign Will Continue.
JEWISH NATIONALIST TO LEC
TIRE IX PORTLAND,
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TRADE OPPORTUNITY NOTED
AV. C. Downs, Commercial Attache at
Melbourne, Sees Portland Product.
W. C. Downs, commercial attache in
the United States Consular service, sta
tioned at Melbourne. Australia, is in
Portland on his way to his new station.
Yesterday, under the guidance of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, he was
Introduced to various manufacturers
and shippers of the city, and he is
studying the commercial conditions
here with relation to possible Austra
lian market developments. He was en
tertained at an informal luncheon of
the leading lumbermen of the city at
the Commercial Club at noon yesterday.
Another meeting will be held at a
luncheon at noon at the club today, at
which Mr. Downs will meet other
prominent commercial men.
WW. Pierce, of Carson City, is at the
J. V. Shank, of Albany, is at the
J. H. Lauterman, of Salem, is at the
G. W. Moore, of Berkeley, is at the
?. R. Hebate.' of Spokane, is at the
S. A. Marks, of Stockton, is at the
W. A. Wilkes, of Toronto, is at the
Frank Loughary, of Monmouth, ia at
J. H. Dunlop, of Cascade Locks, is at
J. I-". T. Galloway, of Eugene, is at
the Cornelius. -
J. H. Carpenter, of Los Angeles, is
at the Oregon.
F. IX. Parks, of Seattle, is registered
at the Nortonia.
It- W. Oakes. of Caldwell, Idaho, ia
at the Multnomah.
Mrs. T. B. Kay and daughter, of
" tr-cvV g:-;"rr3
Louis Michel, Jewish national
ist, defender of the policies of
Germany in the present war and
upholder of Jewish nationalism,
arrived in Portland yesterday
from Tacoma and Chehalis, where
he has been lecturing and will
arrange as soon as possible, for
an appearance in Portland. Mr.
Michel is a native of Germany,
but has lived in America for 30
years. His home is now in Wen
atchee. Wash., whither he came
Mr. Michel says he is the foun
der of 'a new "natural school of
oratory.-' that will do away with
all of the standard artifices of
rhetoric and oratory and make it
possible for all. to express them
selves directly and naturally.
In his discussions of the pres
ent war he predicts that Ger
many will be victorious within
three months, and that as a re
sult of this the way back to Pal
estine will be opened for the
WOMEN ARDENT ADVOCATES
Figures Compiled to Show
Surfacing Would Tteduce
Dr. IT. V. Welty, of Dubois, Wyo.,
Is registered at the Carlton.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Corbaley, of Spo
kane, are at the Multnomah.
J. F. McN'aught. of llermiston, is
registered at the Multnomah.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Connley, of Ce
der Falls, are at the Nortonia.
SHRINERS' TRAINS COMING
Chicago 'Temple Delegation, to Fill
50 Pnllman Cars.
That Chicago Shriners will come to
Portland from Seattle, this year's con
vention city, in sufficient force to All
50 Pullman sleeping cars on July 15
was the advice received yesterday in
a telegram to William MCMurray, gen
eral passenger agent of the O.-W. R.
& N. Co.
The delegation constitutes the rep
resentatives of Medinah Temple, one
of the biggest organizations of Shriners
in the country. special trains win
move the Chicago party. Many otner
delegations of Shriners will come this
wav before and following the conven- I
tion period in Seattle and the railroad
officials are constantly being advised
of them. The Chicago delegation, How
ever, is the biggest yet to report.
H. B. Taft Challenges Walkers.
Having heard that IL "Red" Buttner
and Tom Wright, of Portland, were go
ng to walk to ban Francisco, t. fc..
Taft. of 212 Morrison street, is out with
challenge to the two men. me party
expected to leave here next Wednesday
morning, but now that Taft is desirous
of making the Journey by loot otner
arrangements may be made.
f Maintenance More Than
Fixed Interest Charges.
A special election to consider the
question of $1,250,000 in bonds for hard
surfacing the main traveled highways
in Multnomah County now is assured
The campaign committee last night
filed with the County Clerk additional
petitions which brought the aggregate
number of signatures up to 2504 pre
cisely four signatures more than tne
But the voters continue io pour
headquarters in the Teon building and
lrn the petitions. It is probable that
fully 5000 names will be on the lists by
tomorrow night. .
More than 100 petitions now are being
circulated in various parts or tne
county. It is estimated tnat an average
of 40 names will De returned on eatu
on It is aimed to continue ihb cam
paign for several days more ror tne
purpose of procuring the maximum
number of signatures and impressing
ttnn ih nonntv officials the prevailing
sentiment of tne people in iavor ui
Estimate Are Completed.
Rnarimiuter Yeon and his engineers
yesterday completed an estimate of the
apportionment of the funds accruing
from the proposed bond issue. Their
figures are as follows:
Base Line road, from tne ieny
darv line of the City of Portland to ma
west line of county road No. 533. $152,266.
Sandy road from the eaaieny oounaary
line of the City of Portland to its inter
section with the Columbia Klver rtignway
(said Intersection being on a nonnweneru
projection of the center line of the upper
bridge over the Sandy River). $121,925.
Columbia Kiver Highway from its inter
section with the Sandy road (said Intersec
tion being on a northwesterly projection of
the center line of the upper bridge over tn
Sandy Biver) to the Hood River-lfultnomah
County line, 1468,007.
Powell Valley road from the easterly
boundary line of the City of Portland to a
point in the west line of Jane Powell do
nation land claim, 12S.35.
Foster Road from the easterly boundary
line oi the City of Portland to the Multnomah-Clackamas
County line, $76,303.
Canyon road from the westerly boundary
line of the City of Portland, to the Multnomah-Washington
County line, $o8,3o0.
Capitol Highway from the westerly boun
dary line of the City of Portland to the
Multnomah-Washington County line. $95,814
St. Helens road from the west line of
Twenty-ninth street In the City of Portland
to a point 720 feet northwesterly from the
north line of blocks 13 and 14 in th. City
of Linnton, $67,400. Total, $1,250,000.
These estimates are based on hard
surfacing approximately 70 miles of
road. The present annual maintenance
cost of these roads is $1000 a mile.
The annual interest charge on l,-0,-000
in bonds at 5 per cent will be $62,
600. It is pointed out that the taxpayers
thus will save $7500 annually if they
vote for the bonds.
A large number of women appeared
at headquarters yesterday and eagerly
signed the petitions. Efforts will be
made to procure other women s signa
A moving-picture show will be pro
vided for the good roads patrons on
Alder street, opposite the campaign
headquarters in the Yeon building, to
night. Scenes from the Columbia High
way in Multnomah County and from
other roads in this vicinity will be
shown. J. E. Werlein will explain the
pictures as they are placed on tne
screen. The petitions will be open all
the while and the people will be in
vited to go in and sign them.
Faith in Mr. Yeon Saown.
Illustrative of the confidence that
manv neoDle have in Roadmaster Teon
is the action of typical voters who ap
pear at the petition tables every day.
"Is this the plan that Mr. Yeon pro
poses? ' tney win
Yes. tney are ioiu.
Well, then. I want to sign up. If
he is back of it it s au rignt.
tv, fun of manv people that cer
tain paving contractors are interested
in the proposed bond issue also have
been set at rest many times within the
last few days. It has been pointea ui
repeatedly that the bids for the road
work will be based on open specifica
tions and that no particular kind of
paving will have an advantage over
any other kind.
While the petitions authorize the
County Commissioners to pay 5 per cent
interest on the bonds. It is believed that
under prevailing financial conditions
the bonds can be marketed at par for
4H per cent. It is possible that a
premium may be procured, in which
event a little more than the required
$1,250,000 will be available.
WORK OF PEOPLE RULES
NEW CHAMBER, IS VIEW
Frank C. Riggs Says Big Feature of Reorganization Plan Is Emphasis
Placed on Fersonal Service for Which No Money Can Compensate.
TALKS ON CONSOUDATION. NO. IS.
fg" NIS ot the big features or tne re-
organiauuii piano mi iu wiir
mercial bodies in the New
Chamber of Commerce is the arrange
ment by which the fact is emphasized
thafthe work of this organization is
the work of the people, and not of
some outsidaJjody or machine in which
they have no special interest a ma
chine which it is tnelr province to feed
with the needed cash, their duty ter
minating with the feeding process,"
said Frank C. Riggs, in speaking or
the plans of the consolidated commer
'Emphasis is put upon tne personal
service feature of organization woric.
While an adequate financial support is
essential for the prosecution of any
large work for the community, no
amount of money will compensate ror
the lack of personal service. The work
of the individual and the personal in
terest in the projects in hand is abso
lutely essential to the successful prose
cution of a public service of this kind.
"One of the important things which
has had to dowith the meager returns
often secured through community serv
ice organizations, we who have been in
the thick of this work now see, has
been the lack of direct individual inter
est and the failure of those who should
do so to give something in the way of
personal service in the community work.
'This community work has come to
be a big business, in which the best
brains of the city may well be enlisted
ith benefit to the community and
without loss to themselves. Some of
them are in it; but more are needed.
The problems which we are constantly
having put up. tq u are, many of tbeni
Frank C. Rlggs
so stupendous as to command the at
tention and active consideration of the
brightest and most efficient business
and professional men of the community.
"There is work of a high order to be
done, and the call for the personal serv
ice of the patriotic citizens to unite in
furthering this work was never more
insistent than now. The call is to the
highest form of service the service of
one to his fellow men."
By Special Request Free Biir bank Lecture Will Be Repeated Today at 2 P. M. in Public Library llall
Beautiful Nature-Color Illustrations of the Wonderful Plant Creations of Luther Burbank
P 1 e a 8 ant surround
ings, unexcelled cui
sine, prompt, efficient
service, reason able
prices. P o r 1 1 a n d's
popular dining place.
Olds,Woriman & King
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Pacific Phone Marshall 4800
Home Phone A 6231
Today at the Bargain
Circle, First Floor, de
licious, who le some
Sweets of all kinds at
special reduced prices.
Treat the home folks
to a box of candy.
With All Cash Purchases
Made in Shoe Depart
ment on the Main Floor
Women's $5.00 Shoes $3.98
Latest Novelty Styles
In Shoe Department, First Floor New shipment just received
of women's novelty Spring Footwear. Smart new models in
military lace and button effects in patent leather with tan,
putty and gray cloth toppings and latest round toes. Very
dressy with the new Spring Suits nd gowns. Great many
different styles to select from. Standard $5 fl O QO
Shoes at low price for this special sale, pair J
Women's $6.00 Shoes at $3.85
Menfs $5.00 Shoes at $3.85
Main Floor Women's high
grade Shoes in tan and black
4rrtjLltrn leathers patent dul1 calf,
5" KfaTxIr 3 satins, cravenette, suede, etc.
OI1UWU 111 ttll Obic iiccjo
toes. Footwear made to sell
for $5 and $8 CJQ QCZ
on sale, pair, at PJ0J
Main Floor Men's Tan Eng
lish with rubber sole, kanga
roo, vici kid, box calf, velours
and black Russia calf. All
Goodyear welt and best se
lected stock. Complete line of
sizes. Standard t" tJ CZ
$5 Shoes, pair
Children's Spring Coats $4.98 to $16
Smart Styles for Girls 6 to 14 Years of Age
Department Second Floor Today we feature a special display of New Spring Coats for
flhilrlrfin the smartest, cleverest styles shown in Portland! Every mother will be in
cfQ,i ,-r, v,ia flvViihitinn fnr the stvles are uncommonly attractive. Beautiful new
lli t-0 lstU. All Wll-J VA111W1 VM.J.M.y .vm. " . . - , . .
Coats in novelty belted effects; others in loose box back model3 and a number of hand
some styles in the becoming Empire effects. Every garment perfectly tailored and
superbly finished. Mothers who have girls of intermediate ages will find many pleasing
styles. Come to the store today and see these handsome
new Coats we are showing today. The prices range from
$4.98 to $16
New Arrivals in Spring Suits for Girls of Intermediate Ages
Men's Spring Suits $15 to $25
Young Men's Suits $10 to $20
Men's Store, Main Floor You want' something besides stye in your
Spring Suit! You want quality fabrics that will wear and give entire
satisfaction. Before you decide on the new Suit, step in and let us
show you the handsome new models we have gathered for your inspec
tion. Famous makes correct in style, fabric and finish. All sizes.
Stylish New Patch Pocket Suits for Young Fellows $10.00 to $20.00
Men's Spring Suits in Many Models at $15.00, $20.00 anT2..00
Sale of Men's Shirts at 95c
$5 to $6 Bath Robes $3.95
Main Floor 2000 men's high
grade Shirts at a very low price
for today's selling. Soft or stiff
cuffs. Made from fine quality
Madras, percales or soisette. Beau
tiful new patterns and colors and
all sizes. Your choice QfijTf
nf tViin rrat. lot HOW at if J
Main Floor Only a limited num
ber of these Bath Robes, so prompt
action is necessary if you would
share in this bargain. Made from
genuine Terry Cloth the sideal
robe fabric. Grades selling here
tofore at $5.00 and CQ Ckt
$6.00 now on sale at pu
Special Showing of Men's Pajamas just received, $1.00 and $1..0
Men's Outing Flannel Pajamas and Gowns Priced at $1.00 and $t..0
AGAIN Men's Pure Linen Handkerchiefs at three for only 25
Boys' $6.50 Norfolks at $4.95
$12.50 Oliver Twist Suits $4.95
Main Floor Boys' Norfolk Suits
with 2 pairs pants. This is our
famous "OWK Special." Pants
full lined with double - taped
seams', snown in attractive new
patterns and colors. G?A Q CZ
Boys' $6.50 Suits p'
Main Floor Window models of
children's beautiful silk Oliver
Twist Suits only 25 of them to
be sold at this price, so come
early in the day. Suits which
were priced hereto- Q?
fore to $12.50. Now P7J
Sale Boys' Waists
Center Circle, First Floor Special,
purchase of boys' fine Waists un
derpriced for today. New tapeless
styles in percales, chambrays and
black sateen. All sizes, see OQ
window. Priced, each
Main Floor Join the crowds in th
Drug Section today and share in
these special bargain offerings:
Five bars Ivory and one &g
bar of Lurline Soap, today OC
Above Soap will not be delivcre'l
except with other purchases mu'ie
in the Drug Department. Limit, R
bars to a customer. Come eurly.
15c Pears' Unscented Soap for 12c
15c 4711 White Rose Soap at 12c
$1.00 Imported BocabelLt Castile
Soap priced speciul, the bur ti.V
10c Monkey Scouring Soap at
10c Hand or Kitchen Sapolio 7('
25c Massatla Talc. Powder at 1 1 c
25c Imperial Talc. Powder at 12j
50c Dora Bourjois Powder at ii'.hf
25c Petro, 1-lb. jar, special, 1 0
50c Bay Rum, 6-oz. bottle, at
25c Denver Mud on sale at .15c
60c size :J0 $1.00 Hize at (iOO
25c Pasteurine Tooth Paste 15o
50c Cold Cream in jars now 2N1
25c Kolynos Tooth Paste at lf
50c Pompeian Massage Crm. ;!r
25c Ricksecker's Cold Cream 15
50c Swamp-Root on sale at ,'5il'
10c Fluff's Moquet, for hair, 5c
50c bottle pure Olive Oil at :tS
50c Lavoris vMouth Wash at :Sc
29u Hospital Cotton now at 2 If
'50c Sanitary Napkins now at ilTtf
50c Phenolax Wafers now at Jl5o
25c Tooth Brushes now at 15
15c 112-02 Peroxide now only KC
25c Witch Hazel on sale fit 21c
25c Lyon's Tooth Powder tit I5r
25c Corylopsis Talcum now at 12f
10c Old Dutch Cleanser now at Vc
15c Toilet Paper, 1500 sheets, 0
50c Hair Brushes on sale at :$Oc
$1.50 Heddon's Toilet Water at $1
10c Falrskin Oatmeal Soap at 7f
50c Fitch's Hair Tonic now ;5o
We Give S. & II.
Green Trading Stamps Don't
Fail to Ask for Thorn.
$1.00 Hair Brushes
Main Floor Extra special offer
ing! Rubber cushion Hair Bruxhes
with solid back and double bristle.
Regular $1.00 grade, spc- CTflf
cial at low price of only
Metal Hot W gteil S
Bags. Priced special ' "
Borden's L )
. - r nan
Stop at the booth in
Drug Section and
try a glass of this
ing beverage. Good
for old or young.
Note the following
special prices now
R egtdar 50cS ize 40c
R egular $1 Size 80c
$3.98 Size for $2.98
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REST IS ASKED FOR AIDES
and even on Sundays and
City Attorney LaRoclie says
it is for tho good of the service and
for the protection of the health of the
Mr. Brewster Wants Kxtra Vacation
on Pay for Isral Bureau DepuUes.
Because of the strenuous work to
which deputies in the city's legal
bureau are subjected, the City Council
is to be asked to pass an ordinance
enabling- Commissioner Brewster, who
has charge or tne Dureau, lo s
men short vacations on iuh pay
which to rest up. These vacations,
which the ordinance proviaes snan nui
aggregate more than 30 days in a year,
will be in addition to mo reeuwi Tac
tions. . 1 , ,
It is said that the work of the
,i, tfpns them on hand often
times late at night and early
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