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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (March 26, 1915)
THE HORNING OBEGOyiAN, FRIDAY, MABCg 26, 1915.
TO SPEND $771,000
Six Large Projects ' to Be
. Prosecuted by .County and
PIPELINE AND LOCKS FIRST
Lage Share of Expense, to Be for
Labor and Business -Men Fore,
see Hewer Idle and Better
Conditions In Trade.
8 I'M MART OP PROJECTS
FLAMXED TS CLACKAMAS
Reconstruction " of ' the
Oregon City locks by
the government,, ......$240,000
South Fork water proj
ect for Oregon City and
' West Linn 350,000
'West Linn system of
water mains ......... 75,000
New roads and bridges.. 75,000
Improvement of Main
street. Oregon City.... 16,000
New railroad up Milk
OREGON CITY, Or., March 25. (Spe
cial.) More than three-quarters of a
million dollars will be spent in Clacka
mas County during the next year in
six projects that are now practically
-The two principal projects are the
reconstruction of the Oregon City locks
by the Government and the South Fork
pipeline that will connect the eastern
Clackamas River with Oregon City and
West Linn. These will entail an ex
penditure of $590,000, and money has
been obtained for each.
Labor will be the main Item of ex
pense. In the pipeline work, the re
construction of the locks, the improve
ment of Main street, the laying of the
West Linn water system and In the
construction of new county roads and
bridges many hundred men will be em
ployed. Between 200 and 300 men will
be put to work on the South Fork pipe
line alone, and .probably almost that
number will be employed on the locks.
Clackamas Labor Pint.
The labor will be distributed among
Oregon City men. The Oregon Engi
neering & Construction Company has
agreed to give Clackamas County men
preference, and practically all the coun
ty road and bridge work Is done by
residents of the county.
The distribution of this amount of
money is expected to have a great re
vivifying effect on business. It will
result in much money being spent for
food, clothing, tools and machinery in
Portland and Oregon City markets.
The West Linn water mains will be
built at a cost of $75,000. to be met by
the sale of bonds. The town across the
river will float a $200,000 issue, of
which $125,000 will go to Oregon City
to buy a one-third interest in the South
Fork Una A reservoir will be con
structed on the highest point in the
city and the system of distributing
mains laid that will reach every part
of the town.
The reconstruction of the locks is
the largest project undertaken prac
tically in Oregon City itself. A new
lock chamber will be built, a dividing
wall constructed through the middle of
the canal, the walls rebuilt and re
paired. Iflarhway to He Surfaced.
The largest road project planned for
this year is the graveling of the "Pa
cific Highway from Oregon City south
the county line with the best grade
cf river gravel. The amount to be
apent on roads in the county this year
will be nearly $300,000. but the greater
part of this work will go for repair
and maintenance. A steel span across
J aKle Creek is the largest bridge that
will be built. A number of new roads
In the county will be oponed. including
a new road into the Wllholt district,
one near Estacada and several In other
parts of the county.
The road up Milk Creek will be a
feeder for the Willamette Valley Sith
rn and will be three miles in length.
It will be standard gauge and built to
carry heavy traffic. This line will
cach a large body of heavy timber. D.
1. Trulllnger. a timber man of Union
Mills, will own and operate the road.
Owner Campany Is Busy.
Besides these specific examples of
the growth and development of the
county, there will be the usual alter
ations in the paper mills. The Carver
road, now building from Portland into
Clackamas County, means the employ
ment of additional labor and the pur
chase of supplies. Several sawmills In
the eastern-section of the county that
liave been idle for months will resume
operations before Summer.
Still more in the future, but probably
as certain as the Improvement of Main
street or the reconstruction of the
locks, is the construction of the Port
land Eugene & Eastern car shops
across the river from Oregon City, for
which land has been obtained: the new
mill of the Crown Willamette Paper
Company and the construction of a
tour-track main line down the west
aide of the Willamette for the Port
land. Eugene & Eastern and the South
ern Pacific companies.
progressive business mk hear
OP OREGON'S ADVANTAGES.
FUklna. Motorfne: aad Mountain Climb-
taar Said tm Eclipse Opportunl
1 flea Offered KUewaere. ,
That Oregon promises as much if not
more in the way of recreation than
probably any state in the Union and
carries out her promises was the consen
sus "f opinion yesterday at the meet
ing of the Preinvasive Business Men's
Club at the Multnomah Hotel, when
that organization listened to three ad
dresses, which were treats .to the
Lester W. Humphreys told of fish
ing and the "good places" near Port
land where the wily trout and salmon
may be hooked after an hour's ride
from the city. W. J. Clemens, presi
dent of the Portland Automobile Club,
pictured the many retreats to which
the autolst may go with little or no
trouble and he dld'nt fix a limit on
the kind of a car to drive.
L. E. Crouch, chairman of the day,
declined to let the speakers get away
with all the day's brilliancy, so he
Introduced the last speaker as "frankly
Branch of the Riley family;" In
other words. Frank Branch Riley was
called upon for the story of mountain-
climbing and what this form of recre
ation gives to the tourist and resident
of Oregon as well. , a .
Franck Eichenlaub. accompanied by
Mrs. Eichenlaub at the piano, ren
dered a violin solo and two demanded
H. R Hayek, chairman of the club s
Larch Mountain trail committee, an
announced another excursion up the
famons mountain April 1L A special
train will take the party as far as
WAR LOAN PLEASES KAISER
Imperial Thanks Given for TJn-
eqnaled Financial Subscriptions.
AMSTERDAM, Holland, via London,
March 26. A dispatch from Berlin says
that Emperor William has sent to Dr.
Von Bethmann-Hollwee. the Imperial
Chancellor, the following message
KAT1TE OP LANGLOIS RESIDES
ON RANCH WHERE BH
' WAS BORN.
I rS M I
Edgar B. Thrift.
LANGLOIS, Or., March 25.
(Special.) Edgar B. Thrift was
born on the dairy ranch where he
resides. January 18, 1870. His
father, A. H. Thrift, arrived at
Coos Bay In 1853, from Knox
County, Ohio. Mr. Thrift was a
candidate for Sheriff of Curry
County, before the Democratic
convention at Gold Beach in 1898,
but was defeated by Jesse Turner.
Mr. Thrift married Miss Mary
H. Gibson, daughter of M. B.
Gibson. ex-County Treasurer of
Curry, on May 14, 1899. Two
girls and two boys were born of
In 1910 he engaged in the
mercantile business at Langlois,
in a large two-story building, he
built on the site of the store
-owned by Ed Rackliff, which was
burned in the big Are of 1910.
Mr. Thrift is a director of the
First National Bank of Band-on.
Or. He has held the Langlois
Postoffice for the past four years
dated at the field headquarters of the
"In' the result of the second war
loan, which exceeds all expectations
and is unparalleled in financial his
tory, I perceive a manifestation of a
will to conquer which is prepared for
all sacrifices and exertions and con
fidence in the victory of the German
people, relying on God.
"My imperial thanks to all who have
contributed to this success. Like the
glorious exploits of my army and my
navy, this victory of those at home
fills me with joy and pride in being
the first servant of such a nation at
such a time. I request you -to publish
BREAK SWAMPS FRUIT LAND
Alfalfa Fields Damaged, Too, When
Ditch at Hermiston Gives Way.
HERM1STOX, Or., March 25. (Spe
cial.) Considerable damage was done
early yesterday morning when the Gov
ernment ditch formerly known as tie
Maxwell Ditch broke. The water
swamped alfalfa fields and orchards
until it came to the C line Government
ditch. Filling this ditch it flowed over
the banks through a young orchard
belonging to E. P. Dodd. a well-known
real estate man, and destroyed about
three acres of trees.
E. C. Eriksen also lost about two
acres of peach trees taat have been in
bearing now for the past two years.
The concrete lining was broken in the
C line ditch and the water also deep
ened this ditch about 12 feet, destroy
ing it completely. ' '
Tolman, Salem Postal Clerk, Dies.
cat.pu n. AT h m h 25. (SDeclal.)
Roy Tolman, a clerk in the Salem post
office and member of Company M Ore
gon National Guard, died yesterday
after an operation for appendicitis. He
was 31 years old and one of the promi.
. n,An nt thft citV. The fUU-
eral tomorrow will Be a military one.
The interment -will be in the cemetery
LOCAL TOTALS LESS
THAI! THROUGH RATE
Rearrangement of Parcel Post
Schedule Is Criticised by
MAIL ORDER HOUSES AIDED
Distributer Can Send Package 193
x Miles for Same Amount of Post
age Required of Slerchant
for Sending Seven Miles.
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, March 24. Postmaster-General
Burleson, in virtually combining the
first and second zones established
by the parcel post law, has so rear
ranged the schedule of rates that it
frequently happens that a through rate,
as now fixed by .the department, ex
ceeds the total of the locals,. While
the Postmaster-General did not, in so
many words, combine the first two
zones, he did, by executive order, pro-,
vide that the rates for the second zone
should be identical with the rates In
the first zone, and thereby fixed the
legal first zone rates to a territory
within a 160-mile radius of any sending
"It is a well-known rule of trans
portation." says the Bristow report,
submitted to Congress by a joint Sen
ate and House committee, "that the
through rate should not be more than
the sum of the locals. This principle
has been embodied in the statute law
of the United States and of many of
the separate states.
Effect Is Illustrated.
"No system of transportation can be
defended where the direct through rata
is more than the sum of the locals:
but under the system that has been
established by the Post Office Depart
ment, in many instances the through
rate is more than the sum of th'j
The Bristow committee cites this iri
st&ricct "A 20-pound package can be sent
from St. Louis to Kansas City (Kansas
City being in the third zone from St.
Louis) for 44 cents. This same package
going from Kansas City to Emporia,
Kan., 100 miles away, takes the first
zone rate under Mr. Burleson's sched
ule, or 24 cents. The combination of
the locals, therefore, from St. Louis to
Emporia, is the total of these two, or
68 cents: and If that package be re
malled at Kansas City, 68 cents would
carry it the whole distance. And yet
if that Identical package was mailed
direct from Kansas City to Emporia,
without rehandling, Emporia being in
the fourth zone, the rate charged by
the Postoffice Department under the
Burleson order would be 83 cents. The
Bristow report shows that this condi
tion of affairs exists throughout the
Adjustment Is Suggested.
"The committee is strongly of the
opinion that the parcel-post rates
should be so adjusted tbat this prac
tice will no longer be possible," . says
the Bristow report.
By virtually consolidating the first
and second cones, the Department, in
the opinion of the Bristow committee,
has benefitted principally the mail
order houses. As an illustration of
how this works, the committee cites
"Suppose a 50-pound parcel is
shipped to a citizen of Bavaria, Kan.,
by one of the mail-order houses dis
tributing from Kansas City. Bavaria
is 193 miles by rail from Kansas City,
but in an air line Is less than 150 miles
distant, and therefore can be reached
under the first zone rate of 54 cents
for a 60-pound parcel. A parcel of the
same size shipped by a merchant at
Salina, Kan., 7 miles from Bavaria,
takes the same rate, 54 cents.
Mall-Order Houses Benefit.
"According to the Postmaster Gen
eral's estimate of cost, the service
performed for the shipper at Kansas
City costs 61 cents', the cost of the
service for the Salina merchant costs
6Vi cents. Yet the same amount in
postage is collected from both."
"From Information received from
Postmasters It is apparent that the
mail-order houses make a further
profit on the transaction by charging
the patron the full rate of postage from
the point of origin Instead of the rate
actually paid from the distributing
agency," says the Bristow report.
SMUGGLING RING BROKEN
Canadian and American Customs Of
ficials' Activity Successful.
VAWMTTTBR T C Mmeh 25. Com-
v.1 tinn Kv r,nnHijin and American
customs and immigration officers has
resulted In tne Dreaaing up 01 u Al
leged ring for smuggling aliens from
this side across the American boundary
line by the water routei
in.n,ilinff tn AVirienr.e brousrht to
lipht following the arrest In Seattle a
few days ago of Harry Toboloeff. well
known in the Russian colony here, Vic
toria has been the headquarters. Fast
gasoline launches were used to convey
aliens from Victoria to San Juan and
other islands on the American side at
night. During the past few weeks sev
eral arrests nave oeen roauo.
being "caught about 1 days ago.
Toboloeff is held in Seattle on a
charge of conspiracy and will be
v ..v. , h.fn,& tha United States CTand
jury. He Is alleged to have been ac
tively engaged in smuggling operations
since war was declared, ' and is said
to have been engaged in the unsuccess
ful attempt made a few months ago to
take a scowload of belligerent reserv
ists to the United States from Van
HOTEL LOBBIES ENAMELED
Cornelias . In New Garb of Ivory
"White Has Bright Appearance.
The Cornelius Hotel has been done
over entirely and the spacious yet home-
HTJGB3 SIREN HORN MAY BB
USED TO SOUND FIRE
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Apparatus That Could Be Heard
Throughout the City Yester
day. A huge siren horn, the shrieks
of which can be heard for miles,
is to be used in Portland as a
. . ; . . cr it vutAmmftnriiifinnl
fof Fire Chief Dowell are adopted
by the city uommiBiwu.
instrument was tried out by the
board of battalion chiefs a few
days ago. The bowling and shriek
ing could be heard all over the
city in spite of the strong east
Up to a short time ago fire
warnings have been sounded by
a large bell. This has been re
moved and now there is no way
of spreading an alarm. The
siren Is operated by electricity
and arranged so that the sound
ie distributed in every direction.
like lobbies are now enameled In ivory
white, presenting a bright appearance.
The ground floor since the house opened
In '1908 has been finished in dark oak,
and the extreme change led friends of
Dr. C. W. Cornelius, the proprietor, to
ask him if he contemplated changing
the name of his hostelry to the White
House. However, the name remains
The upstairs has been gone over as
carefully as the main floor, and new
carpets and decorations are to be seen
GERMANS READ DICKENS
Twenty-one Other Foreign Novelists
Have Following In Trenches.
LEIPSIC, March 4. (Correspondence
of the Associated Press.) Dickens is
the German soldier's favorite novelist.
He stands first In a UBt of 60 authors,
prepared by the publishing-house of
Reclam, famous for Its cheap reprints.
Of the total number of orders from
the German troops at the front, 48 per
cent calls for fiction, 19 per cent for
serious reading, comprising philosophy,
religion and the arts. 17 per cent for
poetry and drama and 16 per cent for
light miscellaneous stuff, including
humorous works. The German soldier
is catholic in his tastes when it comes
to fiction, for not only does he top his
list with Dickens, but includes 21 other
foreign novelists, among whom appear
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Hugo, Merimee', Marget and Prevost.
H. P. MHnto Takes Prison Charge.
SALEM, Or.. March 25. (Special.)
Harry P. Minto, of this city, assumed
his duties as superintendent of the pen
itentiary yesterday. He said that there
would be no changes in employes at
present Mr. Minto has received
authority from- the State Board of Con
trol to name his staff
Body of Drowned Boy Is Found.
MARSHFIELD, Or., March 25. (Spe
cial.) The body of Earl Littler, 7 years
old, who was drowned 10 days ago, was
recovered in the bay today near the
place where he disappeared.
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