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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. ' THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1915.
PORK BARREL PLAN
BLAMED TO PEOPLE
SCENE AT WASHINGTON PARK ZOO, WHERE MANY BABY ANIMALS , HAVE ARRIVED RECENTLY.
EACH HOPES TO WIN
Candidates at School Election
James A. Frear, of Wisconsin,
Who Fought River and Har-
bors Bill, in Portland.
'VOTE SATURDAY" SLOGAN
J-HIS LABEL MARKS THE SMARTEST
NEW METHODS ADVOCATED
Exposure of Xotoriously Unneces
sary Appropriation liecommenda
tions Considered Unavailing.
The Orcgonian Given Credit.
"Pork barrel methods of making
Congressional appropriations are an
outgrowth of the present system of
legislation and will continue until the
people demand a change," says James
A. Frear, Representative from the
Tenth Wisconsin district, who is in
Portland for a visit with friends and
too see the sights. He is accompanied
by Mrs. Frear. They are staying at
Mr. Frear, as a member of the lower
house of Congress, was active in op
posing the rivers and harbors bills
at the last session, and it was due to
the efforts made by him and his as
sociates and by Senator Burton and
iis associates in the Senate, that some
of the objectionable item3 were elimi
nated from the bills.
"It was the publicity given by the
enterprising papers of the country,"
said Mr. Frear, "that helped to kill
the pork barrel items in the last two
"A determined fight was made
against the scandal in both houses
cf Congress, and when the press of
the country exposed the vicious meth
ods of the present custom it was up
hill work for the pork grabbers. The
Oregonian was one of the papers that
Joined in this fight, which resulted in
defeating two of the big bills one
Jor J53.000.000 and the other for J38,
000,000 and the passage of the two
substitute bills turning over to the
Army engineers an even S5, 000,000 for
waterway improvements. This action
saved $42,000,000 on that class of ap
propriations. Democratic Leaders Criticised.
"It is significant that while the fight
was long and bitter in both houses,
not a single leading member of the
Administration gave aid to the fight,
although many Democratic leaders
urged the passage of both vicious meas
ures in both branches of Congress.
"At the same time no legitimate
rivers or harbors bill was opposed, but
the bills had to stand or fall as a
whole, and that will be the situation
until the whole system is changed.
"Scores of iniquitous projects were
exposed, including private water pow
er, real estate and land reclamation
schemes, but only one the Alabama
water power project, carrying J18.700,
000 could be forced from the last
bill before it was finally defeated in
"Portland and New Tork, for in
stance, have large water commerce,
but the Portland item gets into the
bill only when fomething is put in for
the vicious Trinity Kiver, Texas, $10,
OUO.000 fraud, or the Florida Oklawaha
Creek item, and for scores of other
projects that Senator Tollman years
ago called humbugs and steals.
"Legitimate projects are held up be
cause of local community projects,
looking for 'some Government money,'
and Representatives are ordered by
their constituents to bring . home
Exposure Means Little
"One of the worst items in the recent
bill was fully exposed by Senator Bur
ton, but not a corporal's guard voted
with him to strike out the Trinity
River item, because the Trinity River
Senator stood ready with an ax to
smash the barrel.
"We are promised another big haul
on the treasury next season, but after
defeating the last two bills and flay
ing some of the worthless projects
I believe an effort will be made to
improve the character of the next bill.
"Senator Burton goes out of office,
but Senators Norris, Kenyon and other
strong men will be there to fight it if
it is as bad as the bills of 1913 and
Mr. Frear says the country is stand
ing firmly behind President Wilson in
his negotiations with Germany.
"No reasonable man, regardless of
politics," he declared, "doubts the
President's ability, patriotism and good
judgment in dealing with diplomatic
"I do not believe, though, that we
are in any danger of foreign complica
tions that would lead to war."
While in Portland Mr. Frear has re
newed his acquaintance with Grant
Thomas, well-known local timber man,
a boyhood friend.
SECOND DIVORCE IS ASKED
Wife, Once Remarried, Is Charged
by Husband With Cruelty.
For a second time, Henry C. Edwards
wants a divorce from Nora Ethel Ed
wards, whom he married the first time
in 1937. He remarried her July 7, 1912.
Yesterday he filed his divorce suit in
County Clerk Coffey's office.
Edwards charges cruel and inhuman
treatment. He says in his complaint
tnai ne nad a ganglion on his wrist
from excessive typewriting and that his
wife would not bandage the injured
member. Instead, he says, he was
forced to use his spare hand and his
teeth to wrap a cloth about the wrist
and, he declares, his wife stood by and
Other divorce suits filed were Muriel
11. Howe against Hudson C. Howe,
cruelty; Louise Matilda Bernier Little
field against Charles Edgar Littlefleld.
desertion, and G. A. Vorpahl against
l.aretta. H. Vorpahl. cruelty; Nellie
Waters against George Waters, cruelty;
Hazel Smith against Earl Lyle Smith,
cruelty and desertion.
HUT BABES AT ZOO kQMM
New Arrivals Increase Stir at
DEER AND BUFFALO PRIZES
Pride or Mothers So Great That
Keepers Are Inable to Ap
proach Little Ones Owls and.
Raccoons Have Increase.
Joy reigns at Washington Park zoo.
June days have brought a number of
baby animals which have added ma
terially to the life, activity and interest
at the zoo and to the size of the in
stitution. The collection of youngsters includes
a baby Japanese deer, a shaggy baby
buffalo, several raccoon babies, many
guinea pigs, a large number of canary
birds' and two fluffy, big-eyed owls.
All are reported to be doing fine.
Park Superintendent Convill reported
yesterday that the number of new ani
mals at the zoo this year probably will
be greater than for several years past,
the zoo officials having decided upon
propagation as a means of enlarging
the zoo. A number of other youngsters
are expected within a short time.
Chief interest in the zoo babyland
centers about the little Japanese deer
and the buffalo. The deer is a slim,
graceful looking animal. His mother
is decidedly proud of him.
The buffalo, to judge from appear
ances, is the coming ruler of the zoo
herd. He is a husky youngster, said
to be one of the finest specimens of his
type ever produced here. He is grow
ing rapidly. He also Is his mother's
pet. To try to touch - the youngster
would be a serious offense in the eyes
of his mother. As yet he has not been
touched by human bands and probably
will not be until his mother loses some
of the interest she now displays in him.
The baby owls are the pets of Zoo-
keeper Herman. They look for all the
world like two small puffs of feathers
set off by big round, bright eyes. These
they blink crossly as they are ap
proached. They were born in the rock
castle in the park.
The racoons have several babies.
which are clumsy looking but decidedly
active. They are making things lively
about the racoon pens.
Guinea pig babes are numerous. The
cages are over-crowded with the
youngsters and their parents. There
are also a number of young canaries.
All in all. the zoo presents a lively
GUIDES TO VISITORS NAMED
Chamber Selects Delegation to As
eist i'ederal Committee.
A committee consisting of Senators
Lane and Chamberlain; C. N. McArthur,
Representative in Congress; J. N. Teal,
C. C. Chapman, Oswald West. Governor
Withycombe and Edgar B. Piper will
leave Portland Sunday night to join the
committee on appropriations from the
Federal Congress in Klamath Falls
early Monday morning and accompany
it to Portland.
The visitors will be in Portland only
a few hours, and the Chamber of Com
merce has taken these steps to make it
possible for them to be in touch for
one day with men who are familiar with
the conditions of the stare. The com
mittee is making a tour of inspection
of the various reclamation projects of
the United States. J. W. Brewer and
Mark Woodruff will also go for the
Chamber to Klamath Falls to handle
the press advices of the visit of the
DAMAGES ARE GIVEN 3
JUDGE M'GIXK'S FEAR OF PRO MI-
SEXT JURORS IS UPSET.
Two Verdicts Are Awarded for Personal
Injuries, and 7SOO Judgment Is
Awarded Policeman's Widow.
In spite of the fears expressed from
the bench by Judge McGinn that a jury
list composed of many prominent men
would not award any verdicts to plain
tiffs, especially in personal injury
suits, three .verdicts of extraordinary
size have been returned during the last
three days. Among those on the juries
were contractors, bankers and busi
A jury in Judge Davis court awarded
Miss Ella J. Cronin $2500 Tuesday for
injuries received in an elevator acci
dent in the Lipman, Wolfe & Co. build
ing. The same day a jury in Judge Mc
Ginn's court gave Mrs. Lulu R. White
$7500 from the East Side Mill & Lumber
Company because her husband, a traf
fic policeman, had been killed by an
auto truck belonging to the lumber
company. - Yesterday in Judge Kava-
naugh's court Frank Stenger received
a verdict for ?u000 for injuries received
when a load of lumber owned by the
Doernbecher Manufacturing Company
tell on mm.
STREET EXTENSION SOUGHT
East Side Club Wants Burned-Over
Mill Site Obtained.
Owing to the fact that fire recently
destroyed the buildings of the Standard
Box & Lumber Company, an effort is
to be made by the. East Side Business
Men's Club to have the City Council
start proceedings to extend East Water
street through the company s property,
thus furnishing a better street and rail
connection for the municipal dock sit
uated south of the lumber company's
Water street is now dedicated as
street from East Oak street to East
Ash street. The plan is to have the
Council start proceedings to extend and
improve the street from East Burnside
street to East Ash.
REV. J. E. Y0UEL TO LEAVE
Acceptance of Tillamook Pulpit Ac
cepted by Presbytery.
Rev. ' J. E. Youel's resignation as
pastor of the Spokane-Avenue Presby
terian Church was accepted yesterday
by the Portland Presbytery at a meet
ing in the First Presbyterian Church.
The minister presented his resignation
in person, and secured the sanction of
a .committee of his parish members
who accompanied him. Following this
Rev. Mr. Youel accepted a call to the
Presbyterian Church at Tillamook.
This was approved by the Presbytery.
Spokane-Avenue Church was per
mitted by a motion of the body to fill
its own pulpit until Rev. Mr. Youel's
successor is named. Rev. J. V. Milli
gan, state superintendent of Presby-
terian Sunday schools, presided over
the meeting as moderator. Numerous
routine matters were considered.
MARSHALL ESTATE VALUED
Administrative Petition Places Its
- Worth at$80,00O.
George W. Marshall, who died June
14, left an estate valued at $80,000, ac
cording to the petition for letters of
administration filed yesterday by his
brother, William H. Marshall. George
W. Marshall was never married.
Real estate left by Mr. Marshall is
valued at $46,745, from which an an
nual rent of $2469 is derived. Personal
property is valued at $33,255. His
brother, who lives at Laurel, Or., three
sisters in New York City, and a nephew
and a niece in Portland are the only
Dr. K. A. Soinmer and S. P. Lock
wood Speak of Importance of Se
lection of Proper Directors
to Handle Vast Fund.
Dr. Ernst A. Sommer and S. P. Lock
wood, candidates for school director at
Saturday's election, will be busy from
now until the polls open. A vigorous
speaking programme has been arranged
by both men.
Each sees cause for confidence in
his chances at the coming balloting.
They report they are receiving much
encouragement because of the attitude
of the public and it is said that the
only question is whether or not the
people will get out and vote Saturday.
"Citizens should realize the import
ance of the election," declared Mr.
Lockwood. "The School Board of this
city spends approximately $3,000,000 a
year, which is a larger sum than that
disbursed annually by the Commission
ers of the City of Portland. Besides,
the school directors are elected for a.
longer term than are the City Commis
sioners. Vote Saturday Declared Important.
"It is important to the people of
Portland that they choose a man for
the position of school director who can
handle this big business in an efficient,
businesslike way. It is to be hoped the
people will vote on Saturday."
The Bolo Club, a political organiza
tion within the Spanish-American War
Veterans, has indorsed Mr. Lockwood
and has issued a circular strongly urg
ing his election. It is recited in this
document that the club did effective
work in bringing about the election of
Dr. Alan Welch Smith to- the board and
asks equally loyal support for Mr.
He will speak today, at 2 o'clock
at the Arleta school and at 6 P. M.
both candidates will speak before the
Oregon Civic League at the Hazelwood.
At 9 o'clock tonight Mr. Lockwood
will talk before the Parent-Teacher
Association at the Buckman school
and on Friday night at 8 o'clock
he will address the Parent-Teacher As
sociation at the Ockley Green school.
Address at Jefferson Tonifirhl. -
"Director Sommer spoke last night
at the Jefferson High School to
citizens of that district and to
night at 6 o'clock he will join with Mr.
Lockwood in addressing the Oregon
Civic League at the Hazelwood. For
Friday he has not as yet made definite
dates, but will speak at a number of
places during the day and at night.
"The prospects are looking pretty
good," said Dr. Sommer- yesterday.
"There Is one thing I propose to discuss
between now and the election, and that
is the permanent tenure law passed by
the Legislature two years ago. This
law is not understood. Its object was
to remove teachers from the influence
of politics and the law has not yet been
given a fair chance. By its provisions,
when a teacher or principal is dis
charged causes for the action must be
set forth and the person sought to be
discharged must receive a hearing.
"The School Board had nothing tc
do with passing the law; it was put
into effect by .the Legislature. But I
am in favor of giving it a fair chance."
Mr. Lockwood spoke Monday night
Price Is the Last Consideration in
the Making of
Not until after the clothes are
designed, cut and finished as well
as is humanly possible, and of the
finest materials obtainable, are the
costs figured and the prices fixed.
Clothes of this high quality can be
'sold at such reasonable prices only
because of our
Sixty Years of Knowing How
Tailored at Rochester, N. Y.
Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes
For Sale by
Morrison at Fourth
at a meeting of persons interested in
school affairs at the residence of A. L.
Beuschel, 410 East Fifty-third street.
Timber Contract Near Woodland Let
WOODLAWN, Wash., June 16 (Spe
cial.) C. M. Christensen, a logging
contractor of Timber, Or., has taken a
contract to remove within the next two
years 17,000,000 of fir timber from the
holdings to John Peterson, of Wood
land, about 30 miles up Lewis River,
and will begin the moving of two
large new donkey engines to the site
at once. It is expected that he will
be ready to begin operations in 60
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Where To Take a Short Trip Out of Portland
Herewith is a list .of short trips in and about Portland. Ifyou are in doubt about any point, or the trip
you have heard about is not mentioned here, call at the Information Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce
or phone them Bell Phone, Broadway 520 or Automatic, A 6091. Information will gladly be given. Lit
erature of interesting points furnished Time Cards, Beach and Mountain Resort literature. The Orego
nian asks the names and addresses of tourists for publication. Enclose your business card 'with names of
your party to Summer Resort Dept., The Oregonian, Portland.'
Stockyards and Paefclajf Plaa
Located on Colunrbia Slough. Take
"L" cars, second and Washington,
transfer at Killingsworth avenue to
Kenton car. Fare 10 cents, time 4
minutes. Visitors admitted daily
except Sunday. Return may be
made via St. Johns car.
- Washington St., at Tenth.
Coziest and Most Attractive
ining-Place in the City.
Eight Lining Rooms,
beating Capacity 45
Sea Food and Shell
Fish a Specialty
The Hazelwood Orchestra
J. F. N. Coluurn. Director.
3 to S, S to 8, 8:30 to 10:30 . M
Sunday 6 to 8:30 P. M.
COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY.
A acenlo drive of rare beauty,
built along- the south shore of .he
Columbia River, a distance of more
than " 40 miles from Portland. A
series of remarkable waterfalls,
rugged peaks and deep canyons an
among the attraetions.
Colombia River Excursions
Steamers leave Portland daily in
the Summer season up the scenic
Columbia. A trip of unsurpassed
beauty. It is possible to travel one
way by rail and the other by water.
Steamers go as far east as Ths
Dalles. 100 miles from Portland.
UOl'NT HOOD RESORTS.
Cload Cap lna is a delightful re
treat, 6000 feet above sea level, oa
s sheltered spur of the very moun
tain itself, and is located just at to
upper edge of timber line.
The trip to the inn usually Is mad
Dy raii to Hood River and thence by
stage. The round-trip rate, includ
, lng all traveling expenses, is $12.50.
Service begins July 1 and continues
to September 16. -
Lumber Mill Close inspection of
one of our largest sawmills granted
free to visitors upon presentation
of permit to be had from Portland
Chamber of Commerce. No. 69 Fifth
Orego n's finest beach resort.
Paved streets, mountain water,
sewers, bathing, fishing, other
attractions. Most scenic railroad
trip in Oregon.
Separate small residences com
pletely furnished; electric lights,
water, fuel, laundry free; two
beds; rates J10 per week; $18 two
weeks; $30 month. All you need
take is your suitcase.
The natatorium is finest on coast. Warm sea water. Only wave-making
device in America. Just like the ocean. For information and reserva
tions apply .
. T. B. POTTER REALTY CO.
Freight and FiHtntaf
STBAMF.BS TO X1UC DALLES
aad Way Landings
Leaves Portland, daily at 7 A. It. x
opt Sunday and Monday. Sunday x
curiion to Cascada Aock ieava 9
Leaves Portland Tuesday. Thursday
ana. Saturday at 8:30 A. 1L
Sunday Cascade Locks excursioa $1.0O
Fare to Xhs XaUes and return
Make reservations tor stock and
ALDKR-STKECT UOCK, FOBT1AMU
Fhonss Main 814. A MIX.
. MT. HOOD AUTO STAGES
Daily to MU Hood resorts: Round
trip. $5; Gov. Camp, $7.60; Reserva
tions, tickets and. Information at
ROUTLEGK SEED A FLORAL. CO
ISA Second bU PHONES: Main 6950. A,
3811. or Irving ton Garage. East 134.
Call First and Alder or Traffic
Marshall 5100. A 6131.
- P. R, L & P. Co.
Portland's Greatest Amusement
Park 50 AcreM of Roses. Port
land's Olory. MatchleMS Lawns
A Reauty Spot.
S:30 P. M. AND 8:30) P. M.
Orchestral Concerts and Prima
Donna. Boston Troubadours in
"An American Consul.
Show - Free. AdmlKKton 4o Parle
lO Cents. Express Cars. EirMt and
Alder. 5 Cents. Launches. Morri
son Bridge, 10 Cents.
Parks Washington Park, head ot
Washington street, with small zoo
and aviary. Take any car west on
Washington street excepting Six
teenth; fare 6 cents. Celebrated
statue, "Coming of the White Man."
also "Sacajawea." Excellent view
of the city. .
Clatsop Beach Resorts Reached
by the S. P. & S. Railroad. A de
lightful trip to the . Pacific Ocean
reBorts good hotels good bathing
and fishing. A four-hour ride by
train down the majestic Columbia
River. See the salmon canneries at
White Salmon Valley and Vicin
ity A wonderfully scenic ride over
the North Bank Railroad or by ex
cursion steamer. On the bluffs
overlooking the Columbia River are
resorts with scenery rivaling the
Alps. At Carson. Collins and Stev
enson are hot springs resorts. Mount
Adams and Trout Lake are reached
from White Salmon by a short stage
or auto journey.
Peninsula Parle Sunken Gardens
A city park and well worth a trip.
Take Sc Johns or Kenton car.
Don't fail to see Portland's fa
mous roses. Tou can sea them by
observation cars, sightseeing buses
or by special autos.
170 BLBVEXTH STKKKT.
Between Morrison and Yamhill.
Clean, Quiet and Respectable,
D e s i r able Downtown Location.
Kates CI. With Private Bath Hl.r.O
Week S5 With Private Bath .
Chinatown Portland has the sec
ond largest Chinese population in
the United States, and now that San
Francisco Chinatown has been
burned and rebuilt upon modern
lines. Portland has the original
Chinatown In the United States.
We develop and print your films
or .plates the day you bring
them in. Our Photo Supply Store
is complete in every new and
worthwhile photo requisite.
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
Woodlark Bids- Alder at W. Park
ON THK WILLAMETTE. "
Open Kiver and Tank Bath In gr. Take
fast launch foot of Salmon street
every half-hour, commencing 1:30 J?.
M., fare 3 cents, or .Brooklyn car to
Wood ward ave. ; free launches connecting.
Take a Gill
on Your Journey
The 3. X. Gill Co, Booksellers.
Stationers and Complete
SWASTIKA AUTO SERVICE.
Stage to Mt Hood
Stage leaves dally from New Per
kins Hotel at 8 A. M. and Z P. M.
Rapid, safe and courteous service.
Telephone for Reservations in Ad
vance. Tabor 3796.
The most beautifully located Som
mer resort in the entire Columbia
River country: 2V hours from Port
land, bend for illustrated booklet.
C. W. J. Keekers. White Salmon, Wn.
suli 11UU HOT SPKLNUS AINU
the greatest health and pleasure
resort on the Pacific Coast, in the
heart of the Olympie Mountains,
open for the season. For full
The Manager, Sol Due. Wash.