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TTIE MORNIXG OREGOXTAN. TUESDAY, APRIL" 6, 1915.
REMOTE VOTERS TO
GET ROAD MESSAGE
Bond Campaigners to Tap All
Sections of County With
. Plea for Highways.
LABOR TO HAVE BIG SHARE
Orators Point Out Small Charge
to Average Property-Owner and
Benefit to Farmers and Work
ers That Mar Be Gained.
Every part of Multnomah County Is
to get the netaagt of "'good roads" be
fore the epecial bond election is neia
one week from tomorrow.
Roadmaster Teon Is the principal
"good roads" orator and. as he la well
acquainted with the subject, his pres
ence is in demand probably more than
that of any other speaker. He is ar
ranging to address a series of meet
ings from now until election day on
a schedule that closely resembles that
of the familiar candidate for political
Last night he spoke at the Sellwood
T. M. C. A. and procured the indorse
ment of a large crowd of enthusiasts
for the bond issue.
At 11 o'clock this morning be will
talk before a meeting of grangers in
the East Side Library at East Eleventh
and Alder streets. Tonight he will
address the Spanish-American Warj
Veterans at the Court House. Wednes
day night he will speak at Sunnysid
He is arranging a schedule of dates
that will keep him busy until the eve
of the election.
Small Home Owner to Pay Little.
Another enthusiastic meeting was
held at Maplewood last night.
Lee was the principal speaker. Mr.
Lee emphasized the fact that the small
home owners and the workingmen will
not be called upon to pay much of the
proposed Jl. 250. 000 bond issue. He
pointed out that of the total assessed
valuation of 33a.000,ooo in the county,
more than S250.000.000 is held by per
sons who pay taxes on valuations of
S10.000 or more.
"If these persons want to bond them.
selves to build the roads, he said, "we
should by all means help them do it.
They have to pay for it and we will
a-et the benefit from it."
He also laid stress1 upon the fact that
of the whole bond issue of J1.250.0U0
fully $1,000,000 will be paid out to labor.
Many laboring men were present and
agreed to vote for the bonds.
Roadmaster Yeon declares that one
of the best meetings of the campaign
was that held at Arion Hall Sunday
night, when he addressed a crowd of
about 600 Socialists. The men gave him
a respectful hearing and applauded
many of his statements. Although
many of the men present said that they
were not registered voters, a large
number of them told Mr. Yeon that they
would vote lor the bonds.
Well-to-Do Socialist Attacks.
At the conclusion of Mr. Yeon's ad
dress Peter StreifT. a Socialist attorney,
denounced Mr. Yeon, S. Benson and
everyone connected with the good roads
movement. StreirT is a well-to-do land
owner and lives south of Portland. He
appealed to the men to vote against the
bond issue and to stand out for a wage
of 5 per day. then to organize and ob
tain possession of the Yeon building,
the Benson hotel and other privately
owned property for the purpose of
"showing the capitalists where they be
At all his meetings Mr. Yeon has un.
certaken to answer questions from
persons in the audience. Invariably
some one asks him regarding the pro
posed expenditures for hard-surfacing
the Columbia River Highway. This
road is only one of the many that is
to be improved under the proposed
bond issue, but only about one-fourth
of the entire amount is to be spent on
The engineers' estimates provide for
expenditure of 3o4,016 on the Colum
bia River road from Chanticleer to the
Hood River County line.
Savins by Bonds Predicted.
The balance of the $1,250,000 fund
will go to the improvement of the Base
Line road, the Sandy road, the Powell
Valley road, the Foster road, the Can
yon road, the Capital Highway and the
St. Helens road. Every portion of the
county will obtain a portion of the im
The fact that the bond issue will ef
fect an actual saving over the present
system of road maintenance also is
pointed out at every meeting by the
various speakers. The interest on the
bonds at 4 per cent will be only $62,000,
while the present cost of maintenance
of the 70 miles that it is proposed to
improve is $100) a mile, or $70,000, be
sides $18,000 a year for oiling. It will
cost the county precisely $15,000 less to
issue the bonds than not to issue them.
The good roads enthusiasts are much
encouraged over the interest that the
women are taking in the movement. At
every meeting a large proportion of
the audience has been women.
A special meeting for women will be
heki on the ground floor of the Yeon
building at 4:30 o'clock today. It is
proposed to organize the women into
committees and to enlist their support
for the work in all parts of the
ROADMASTER TO RETIRE
PREDICTS E. E. COOVERT
We Cannot Always Have John B. Yeon With Us," Says Road Enthusiast,
Who Declares That It Is Essential That Full Issue Be Authorized.
BY B. E. COOVERT. I money can be expended under the direc-
ASSUME that everyone in Multno-1 tion of John B. Yeon, our present
man County is so well acquainted County Roadmaster.
with the road situation and so thor
oughly impressed with the necessity
of issuing the bonds so that we can
open our roads to the all-year traffic
by the farmer that I must call atten
tion to another phase of the present
campaign that cannot be emphasized
A few captious critics have stated
that the clause in the Notice of Elec
tion "no more than $1,250,000 to be
issued in any one year" would author
ize an expenditure of an amount in
excess of the $1,250,000.
This is not true. The petition for
the election and the order of the Com
missioners limit the bond issue to $1,
The notice is a verbatim copy of the
form of notice set out in the law.
(Session laws 1913. page 173.)
After setting out the amount and
date of maturity, it reads "No more
than dollars to be issued in
any one yea.r. ,
As all the amount is to be spent, or
probably will be spent the first year,
It was quite proper to fill out the
blank form with the full amount of
the bond issue.
The notice for the election was
drawn up in accordance with the law
as herewith provided. It would be im
possible for the County Commissioners,
under the proposed authorization by
the people, to issue more than $1,250,
000 in bonds.
But it is essential that the full issue
be authorized this year, so that the
The county is fortunate, indeed, fb
have a man of Mr. Yeon's capabilities
and enthusiasm in charge of road work.
To think of a man of his position leav
ing his private affairs and devoting all
his time to the interests of better
roads would make the facts hard to
realize, did we not know them to be
We cannot hope to have a Joh
Yeon with us forever. It is a safe
prediction that this is his last year as
roadmaster. Are the taxpayers satis
fled with the results he has already
obtained? If so, let's get behind him
in this movement. Did you notice that
out of the appropriation for recov
ering the Vancouver trestle he turned
back into the general road fund more
than $4000 clear saving? we can trust
him and our Board of County Com'
missioners to spend this money.
The necessity for paved, trunk nign
ways has passed the argument, stage.
The vast acreage of tillable brush land
in the country tributary to these high
ways must be converted into homes.
The burden of taxes must be spread
more equitably over the county and
Portland's prosperity will be enhanced
The bonds will carry, it is tne great
est and most far-reaching public im
provement ever before contemplated in
the state. Taxpayers will not turn It
Will the bond issue hurt the little
fellow? As more than $1,000,000 will
be distributed for labor, it is safe to
assert that many working men will
be the bonds' best boosters.
Joseph Paquet, 8. Smith. Multnomah
John Sleret, R. I. Anderson, J. S. Abel,
C. M. Lake. Pleasant Valley Paul
Bliss, J. W. Frost. G. N. Eager. Rus
sellvllle M. Hager, John Welbea. Ray
w. um, U. N. Sager. Woodlawn J. W.
Black, W. H. H. Dufer, Eugene Palmer.
The 10 granges of the county each
may send three delegates to this meet
ins in addition to those appointed by
Mr. Johnson. -
REED SENIORS DON GUPS
GOWNS INCLUDED IN ACADEMIC
GARB OF GRADUATING CLASS.
Of 34 Students, Three Will Have Com
pleted Their Cearsea With
Year to Spare.
Henceforth Reed College seniors will
appear on the campus in their caps and
gowns. They made their first appear.
ance at chapel yesterday morning, 34
of them. It was by a close vote at a
class meeting several months ago that
the graduates decided to don the
academic garb alter Easter and wear
them until the end of the year.
Of the 34 who will be graduated
three will have completed the course in
three years. They are Stephenson
Smith, Lowell Bradford and Llndsley
Commencement begins with the
baccalaureate sermon on May 3. The
seniors will wear the cap and gown
every day except River day, which
comes during commencement week.
At chapel yesterday morning the
class marched in a body aod occupied
section near the front of the assem
bly hall. It is not compulsory that
the students attend chapel, but a ma
jority prefer to do so.
ARCHITECT PICKS TYPE
ASSISTANT TO BE NAMED TO HELP
ON AUDITORIUM PLANS.
Contractor, Now In New York, Advises
Structure of Concert Hall Rather
Than Hippodrome Style.
A Portland architect will be selected
to represent J. H. Freedlander, of New
iora, wno nolds the contract for the
drafting of plans for Portland's pro
posed puoiio auditorium. Word to this
effect was received by City Commis-
ioner Brewster from Mr. Freedlander.
The local architect will confer with the
City Council as to the desires of the
Council for the building and will co
operate with Mr. Freedlander, who will
prepare the working plans in New
ork. The architect has not been named
In his letter, which is the first re
ceived from Mr. Freedlander since the
State Supreme Court handed down the
decision to the effect that the Market
block might be UBed as a site for the
500.000 auditorium building. Mr. Freed
lander makes a number of suggestions.
Concerning the character of the new
building," reads the letter, "we sug
gest that It be designed more on the
lines of a concert hall rather than a
hippodrome type, as intended in the
original programme. This would make
It possible to insure successful hearing
and vision, the two most important
elements in any large hall. The acous
tie and sight lines could be made per
feet and the building used not only
for all musical events, such as orches
tral concerts, choral singing and organ
recitals, but also for conventions, pub
lic meetings or other purposes involv
lng speaking from a platform.
"Furthermore, for horticultural or
other exhibits, public balls or dancing.
a temporary floor over the orchestra
and at the level of the stage could be
provided, or If it is desired to keep the
main floor of the auditorium level, an
arrangement of movable seats might be
installed, although, in our opinion, per
manent seats on an Incline are prefer
"Your suggestion of a smaller hall
for chamber music and minor meetings
we believe to be an excellent one. and
In the plan provision for a room of
this kind readily can be made. We
also think that rooms for the Oregon
Historical Society (as indicated in the
old programme), as well as a gallery
for exhibition paintings, should be made
feature of the building.
"The auditorium, above all else,
should be permanent In its character,
and no attempt made at dividing it up
by means of mechanical devices, which
In the end always produce a most un
LIQUOR CASES DISMISSED
Charges of Refilling Bonded Bottles
Dropped by Government.
Two Federal cases were dismissed
yesterday by Deputy United States At
torney Rankin, upon recommendation
of the Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue. They were those against unaries
J. Stubling and the firm of Adams &
Porter, both liquor dealers of The
Dalles. Indictments were returned by
the recent Federal grand jury charging
the refilling of bottles of whiskey,
marked with Government bonding
stamps, with liquor of lower proof
than that originally contained in the
As evidence, the bottles seized were
sent on to Washington to have tests
made. The Stubling bottle was broken
in transit and the Government chem
ist who examined the other specimen
reported that the difference in proof
of the whisky disclosed by the tests
was so slight that it was impossible
for him to make the flat statement.
conscientiously, that it did not come
up to the standard set by law. The
recommendation to dismiss followed,
ST. JOHNS VOTES
TO JOIN PURTLAND
Women Assist in Active Cam
paigns on Both Sides of
Question at Isue.
ELECTION UNDER NEW LAW
Principal Advantages Cited Are
Better Water and Schools, Fire
and Police Protection and
Lower Rate of Taxation.
(Continued From First Pare.)
in the St. Johns municipal campaign.
Although a Mayor and a full list of
citv officials was elected, this item
overshadowed all the rest.
There was a live, active Merger club
working for the consolidation, and an
other live and equally active Anti-
Merger club working in opposition to it.
Fall Vote Is Cast.
A series of ante-election meetings
carried the merger issue Into every
home in the city. As a result the en
tire population was aroused and one of
the biggest votes in the history of the
city was recorded. The registration
which closed 10 days before the elec
tion was 1544. The number cast yes
terday was 1296. The proportion of
women's votes was heavy.
St. Johns has a population of appro
lmately 5000 persons. Its corporate
boundary line adjoins that of Portland
on the north. It is a thriving comma
nlty devoted principall yto manufactur.
lng and shlDPlnfr industries.
The principal arguments used in ia
vor of the annexation were that St.
Johns would receive the benefits of
Portland's municipally owned water
plant and a lower rate for water, that
Portland's Are and police protective
systems would be afforded to the peo
Die of St Johns, that the tax rate
would be reduced and that the advan
tages of Portland's trade schools and
other branches of its modern school
system would be at once available to
the St. Johns boys and girls without
Former Decision Ratified.
The people of St Johns voted once
before in favor of annexation to Port
land. That was about five years ago.
But the Supreme Court later held that
the law under which the vote was
taken was unconstitutional and the re
sult of the election was nullified.
The Legislature of 1913 thereupon
submitted to the people a constitutional
amendment correcting the law under
which the previous election was held.
This amendment was adopted at the
election last Fall and the Legislature
this year enacted a law prescribing the
process by which future elections on
this should be conducted. Yesterday's
election was In accordance with this
law which was Introduced In the
Legislature by Representative D. C
Lewis, a resident of St. Johns and one
of the hardest workers for the merger.
DEMOCRATS PUN FEAST
VARIOUS ELEMENTS WILL MEET
EDWARD LJiYNSON WEDS
Portland Contractor and Idaho Girl
Are Married at Seaside.
Edward L. Hyneon, contractor and
dealer in building material, of Port
land, and Miss Irene Marie Butler, of
Harrison, Idaho, were married at Se
attle yesterday, the ceremony being
performed at the Calvary Episcopal
church at 4 o'clock. Immediately fol
lowing the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Hyn
son left on the 5 o'clock train for
Portland, where they will make their
'Rev. J. O. Vlnce, of Astoria, per
formed the ceremony. Master McDon
ald Webb and his little Bister, Margaret
Webb, were the attendants. Previous
to the ceremony a luncheon was served
at Villa Von Mardon. the home of Mrs.
O. Webb, cousin of the bride.
Among the Portland guests were:
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Smith, Mrs. Frances
McMillan, Captain and Mrs. Foster, and
Miss Birdie Dunderson.
"Peace Delegates" Who Are Listed to
Make Speeches to Come From
Many Farts of Nation.
NEW YORK, April 5. Various ele
ments of the Democrats are repre
sented in the list of speakers and
guests made public today by the com
mittee in charge or the annual Jef
ferson day banquet of the National
Democratic Club, to be held here April
13. The committee said:
"It ia not expected that the general
outpouring of thought will contain any
dumdum expressions," and referred to
some of the men to be seated at the
guest . table as "peace delegates."
Among the men so named are William
R. Hearst, Charles F. Murphy, Francis
Lynde Stetson, United States Senator O'
Gorman. William F. McCombs, chairman
of the Democratic National Committee,
and John A. Hennessey.
The list of speakers Includes Lindley
M. Garrison, Secretary of War; Thoas
M. Gregory, Attorney-General; Cone
Johnson, solicitor of the State Depart
ment; Collector Malone, of the Port
of New York; United States Senators
Lewis, of Illinois, and 'Johnson, of
Maine, and Representative Heflin, of
The dinner committee intimated that
Stamps Given on Charge Accounts if Paid in Full Before 10th of Month
Ladies Home Journal Patterns for May on Sale at the Pattern Counter
The Daylight Store
Double $?H" Stamps
lZltAUOver the Store
Great Sale of Dinner Sets
Dept. on Third Floor
Third Floor All this week a notable sale of Dinner .Sets at extraor
dinary low prices.
Bargain Tables of Decorated
Ihina Plates and Fruit Saucers
worth up to $3.00 dozen f fg
-V5w on sale at, each
Mazda Electric Lamps, all sizes,
plain or frosted, at reduced prices.
Special sale of Garden Tools.
Everything for the garden. 12
inch, well-made Lawn Mower at
Bargain Table of Decorated
Plates and Fruit Saucers
worth to $6 dozen ea. JL
Oatmeals, Sugars and Creams,
Berry Sets, Chop Dishes, Tea and
Chocolate Pots at less than V4
Special sale of Brooms at sav
ing of almost 1-3. Sale prices
251, 351, 401, 500 and 600
Ladies' Home Journal Patterns in
styles X and W women's and
misses' dresses in becoming mod
els. We have just received a new
supply of these and will distribute
them free to those who were un
able to secure, them last week.
We advise you to come early, as
the supply is limited. Free dis
tribution at the
on the Main Floor
Bargain Circle 1st Floor
98c SLIPS 690 Women'B dainty
Princess Slips of good quality long-
cloth, neatly trimmed with laces
and embroidery. Splendid 98c
garments on sale Tuesday ZQf
at your choice for only"''
$1 SKIRTS 590 Special sale of
women's muslin Skirts at about
half price to close out quickly.
Scalloped and embroidery trimmed
styles. Regular $1.25 Skirts now
on sale for 790 and ?1 fiTQ
Skirts now for only
$L50 Gowns $1.19 Special sale
Women's Gowns' and Combinations
of 'good grade nainsook trimmed
with lace and embroidery inser
tions in yokes. $1.50 JJ 7 TO
garments now only P X X x
$1.65 SLIPS $1.19 Women's
Princess Slips of fine quality long-
cloth, finished with neat embroid
ery scallops. Grades usually sell
ing at $1.65" placed 1 TO
on sale today at only P X J
Mrs. Beldon, . expert corsetiere
from the Royal Worcester Corset
Co., will be here for a short time
demonstrating the many superior
style features for Spring of
$1.39 and $1.89
TTERE is a practical one-piece
r garment, made in double-
breasted style, more conven
ient than the old style that had to
be slipped on over the head.
These splendid Double Service Dresses
will give the maximum of comfort and
neatness as well as convenience. Further
more, these garments of highest quality
and workmanship are finished in the best
possible manner. This illustration gives
you a splendid idea of the exceptionally
neat appearance of these Dresses.
To Any Figure
Note the double-breasted effect which
makes the dress double service in the
waist as well as in the skirt and make
it possible to wear low or high neck.
We are exclusive Portland agents for these new Dresses. Visit
the Garment Salons today and see these.
Double Service House Dresses
Ginghams, Chambrays, Percale
Double Service House Dresses
of Rippelette Priced Specially
The double-panel front also does away with so many buttons,
which come off in washing. If the front gets soiled, which is only
natural, just reverse and come to the door with a clean-looking dress.
Shown in a complete line of sizes. Absolutely fast colors.
some of the speakers may sound "the
keynote for the 1916 Presidential campaign."
FILM CENSORSHIP TOPIC
Rotary Club Today to Hear Talks on
Censorship of motion pictures will
be the subject of the talks before the
Portland Rotary Club at its luncheon
at the Benson Hotel today.
Mrs. M. E. Neville, chairman of the
censorship board, and Mrs. E. B. Col-
well, secretary, will discuss the atti
tude of the censors on the subject;
Harry H. Moore will talk on "The
Viewpoint of the Exnimtor.
The election of the official delegates
to the International Rotary Club con
vention in San Francisco will be made
hopes to send nearly 200 members to
attend the big meeting.
ELECTION TRIAL IS ENDED
Indiana Action on Conspiracy to
Corrupt Voting Goes to Jury.
INDIANAPOLIS, April 5. The case
of the 27 Terre Haute men charged
with conspiracy to corrupt the election
of last November went to the Jury in
the Federal Court here late today.
Court was then adjourned until tomor
row morning, which means a verdict, if
one should be reached, will not be an
nounced until then.
"You are instructed," said Judge A.
B. Anderson, in discussing the juris
diction of the Federal Government In
the case, "that the right of a legal
voter to vote for a member of Con-
today also. The convention will be i gress and for a United States Senator
held July 19-25, and, in addition to its at an election where such Representa-
fficlal delegates, the Portland cluo tive ana oenaior are to oe ana are
ROAD COMMITTEE IS TO ACT
Indorsement of Bond Issue by
Grange Delegates Expected.
The road committee, appointed by
J. J. Johnson, master of Pomona
Grange of Multnomah County, will
hold an important meeting today in
the Branch Library. East Eleventh and
East Alder streets, at 1 o'clock to take
action on the proposed road bond Issue.
Its capacity Is only advisory. There
has been an effort made to swing the
grange against the bond issue openly,
but this has failed so far for the
reason of the strong sentiment mani
fested among the farmers of this coun
try in favor of good roads. Talks
against the bond issue at the Po
mona Grange meeting at Gresham did
not succeed. The strong indorsement
(riven by Columbia and Eairview
Granges Saturday, it Is believed, will
afreet the committees action.
R. P. Rasmussen, a prominent
farmer and member of Columbia
"I am glad the Columbia Grange in
dorsed the bond issue. I cannot see
why any farmer in Multnomah County
can vote against the bonds when they
win cost htm so little. I intend to
do all I can to prevent outsiders from
swinging the committee against the
oond issue and placing the Grange ic
a raise position.
Roadmaster Yeon will address the
The delegates are: Fairview J. W.
Townsend. W. A. Rowen; Lenta H. A.
Barnall. T. J. Kreuder, W. A. Young.
A. F. Miller: Gresham H. W. Snash
alL H. E. Davis. Theodore Brugger.
George Leslie. Rockwood - M. Mult
hauf, F. H. Crane. John Richmond. Co
lumbia R. P. Rasmussen. P. Anderson.
Roe Evans. Evening Star J. A- Kelly,
REED COLLEGE SENIORS WHO MADE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE YESTERDAY IN CAPS AND GOWNS.
elected, is a right secured to the voter
by the Constitution and laws of the
Judge Anderson also emphasised the
fact that the men are on trial, not for
violation of Indiana election laws, but
on a charge of conspiracy. He said tl.o
defendants could be found guilty of
any or all of the four counts in the
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THIRTY-FOUR MEMBERS OF CLASS ENTERING LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING TO ATTEND CHAPEL EXERCISES
At least once a dar atuaUy twice
I bathed my face tor several min
utes with plenty of Rcsmol Soap and
hat water and applied a little Ret
inol Ointment very gently. I let
this stay on for ten minutes or so,
and then washed It off, with Resmol
Soap and more hot water, finishing
with a dash of cold water to close
I was astonished how quickly the
healing R esinol medication toothed
and cleansed the pores, removed
pimples and blackheads, and left
my complexion clear and vekvety.
PhrrieUa ha wed Wiiinul Ohmui
Rjstaol Soap ior 30 J ma in Ifca uuiim of
Itcfeinr, burning, knvnrapftona. Sol4 br sll
drnssutK for irk fm, writ to Das. IkS,
JtemW, Baldmai. Md.
CAN'T FIND DANDRUFF
Every bit of dandruff disappears after
one or two applications of Landerlne '
rubbed well into the scalp with the
finger tips. Get a 25-cent bottle of .
Landerlne at any drug store and save
your hair. After a few applications you
can't find a particle of dandruff or any .
falling hair, and the scalp will never .