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AGAIN ASKS RISE
THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1920
member of the commission already
has gone on record in favor of a
7-cent fare and 1-cent charge for
transfers. Mr. Williams, at the time
of his election over Frank Miller,
made hia campaign on the platform
that 6 cents was too much for a 6-cent
ride, and he is not expected to Join
with Mr. Corey. This would leave
Mr. Buehtel the deciding factor in dis
posing of the present application.
GRIFFITH SEES 8-CEM FARE
Hearst's Magazine a Liberal Education!
Measures' Defeat Brings
EARLY HEARING EXPECTED
Chairman Buehtel of Public Serv
ice Commission Ixoked Upon
as Deciding Factor.
SALEM, Or., May 26. (Special.)
Defeat of the three measures designed
to furnish financial relief for the
Portland Railway. Light & Power
company by the voters of Portland at
the special election last Friday has
resulted in another application for
increased rates on the traction lines
of the corporation being filed with
the Oregon public service commis
sion. The application was received
here today, and probably will receive
the consideration of the commission
within the next few weeks.
Similar application was filed by
th streetcar company late last year,
and in February a hearing: was held
in Portland. On March 23 an order
was issued by the commission in
which it was recommended that the
matter of furnishing financial relief
through the purchase of the rails of
the corporation by the city, elim
inating of bridge tolls and free trans
portation be referred to the voters.
This order was signed by Fred G.
Buehtel, chairman of the commission,
and Fred Williams. In a dissenting
opinion H. H. Corey favored a 7-cent
fare on the traction lines of the com
pany, together with a charge of 1
cent for transfers.
M eannrea Embody Recommendations.
The recommendations of Mr. Buehtel
and Mr. Williams were embodied into
measures by the city attorney of
Portland and submitted to the voters
there at last Friday's election. All
three of the measures were defeated
by large majorities.
"In the tabulations, statements and
estimates of operating revenues and
expenses submitted at the time of the
previous investigation of the corpora
tion's financial condition, reads the
application received here today, "and
especially with reference to the re
port submitted by J. P. Newell on
behalf of the city of Portland, it was
estimated that revenues from opera
tion of street railways during the
year 1920 would be equal to the rev
enues for the year 1919 based upon
a continuance of the existing 6-cent
fare, and in accordance with the said
estimate the evidence before the pub
lic service commission demonstrated
that the loss in operation of the street
railways of Portland on said basis
would exceed $1,000,000 per year."
Quarterly Revenue Compared.
A comparison of the revenue of the
treet railways of Portland for the
months of February, March and April
of 1920, with corresponding months
of 1919, is set out in the latest appli
cation of the corporation, as follows:
1f20. 1919. Decrease.
February. .$"37.S;:r.40 f35S.271.15 $20.4:W.73
March 337.108.36 397.028.46 19.1)20.10
April 37G.S4o.31 382.921.00 7,075.74
The first 24 days of May, 1920, ac
cording to the application, show a de
crease in excess of $5000 below the
revenues for the first 24 days in May,
1919. Regarding this falling off in
revenues the application says:
"It is apparent that no relief has
been secured through increased traf
fic, and on the contrary traffic haa
slightly decreased since the last hear
ing. Wages of employes of the street
railway department have not de
creased since the previous hearing.
Such changes In wage scales as have
been made have been increases.
"Maintenance expenditures have
been held to a minimum and it is of
vital importance to the continuity of
service that there be an immediate
considerable increase in expenditures
for maintenance of the street railway
property. The losses in operation now
being experienced are but a continu
ation of a long period of loss in the
operation of the street railways of
Portland and the financial endurance
of your petitioner is now exhausted."
Mr. Rarbfrl Deciding; Factor.
At the Investigation into the claims
made by the railway corporation in
its application, it is probable that the
commission will not ask for any tes
timony dating back, of the last hear
ing, but will confine its probe to
changes in the condition of the com
pany's finances since that time.
Considerable interest attaches to
the outcome of the pending investiga
tion for the reason that Mr. Corey, a
President of Company Makes State
ment Following Filing.
Defeat of the street railway relief
measures proposed by the city coun
cil to the voters, together with an
nual deficit of more than $1,000,000
is the reason for the immediate appli
cation by officials of the Portland
Railway Light and Power company
for a rehearing on the rate case.
"The sword has long been over our
heads," said Franklin T. Griffith,
president of the company, yesterday.
"The voters knew through figures de
veloped at the last rate case hearing
that the company was facing an an
nual deficit in excess of $1,000,000.
"And with the defeat of the relief
measures prepared by the city, I per
sonally can see nothing but an eight
cent fare to absorb the deficit."
It is not believed that the public
service commission will be forced to
spend any great length of time In
reviewing the case, in the event that
the application for a re-hearing is
allowed. All facts and figures have
been developed by the commission and
the last order issued by the commis
sion is held to have intimated that
defeat or the relief measures would
necessitate an increased carfare.
NAVAL VACANCIES FILLED
WALTKR DEV JR. AND FRANCIS
" GARDNER ARE APPOINTED.
Senator McXary Names Portland
Youths to Enter Academy at
Annapolis June 14.
Xews of the appointment by Sena
tor McXary of Walter Chester Dey
Jr. and Francis Hartt Gardner, both
18 years old, to the United States
naval academy at Annapolis was re
ceived last Monday, by the successful
candidates. The new term starts June
14. and they will leave June 8 to
Walter Dey is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Dey of 689 Irving street
and has been attending Lincoln high
school, where he is president of the
Hi-Y's. a student organization.
Krancis Gardner lives v.'ith his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Gardner, at
562 East Ash street and has been a
student at Oregon Agricultural col
lege. He formerly went to Washing
ton high school in this city.
The appointments were not compet
itive, but came direct from Senator
William H. Kendall, son of Mrs. H.
F. Kendall, 587 East Fourteenth street
Xorth. has passed successfully the
examinations for entrance Into West
Point military academy and is a presidential-appointee
to that school, ac
cording to a message just received
from the war department. Young
Kendall is a former student of Wash
ington high school and the University
of Washington. He plans to leave to
enter West Point about July 1.
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makes sturdy people
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Aged Friend of University
. .Insists on Voting.
J. D. Myers. Inable to Walk to
PoIIk. la Taken by Automobile
to Show Hla Intereot In Higher
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
May 25. (Special.) One of the
friends of Oregon who - insisted on
going to the polls last Friday to make
his vote count for the University of
Oregon on the millage bill proposition
was J. D. Myers. 81 years old, who
helped build Dead" hall, the first
building on-the campus, back in 1876.
Mr. Myers tried four times to walk
to the polls from his home, three
blocks distant, but his great feeble
ness made this impossible, and he
finally went in an automobile. He re
turned home happy in having been
able to help the institution in which
he had so long been interested.
Mr. Myers came to the United States
from Switzerland and is a pioneer of
L.ane county. He was an Indian
fighter, and surveyor in early days.
.Mrs. Frank barrord. wife of one of the
business office staff of the univer
sity. is his daughter.
Bloyd and Lois Garnet, who. were
victims of the fire at the W.-H. Bloyd
home early Sunday morning, were
held from the Christian church this
afternoon by Rev. W. H. ' Andrews,
pastor of the local church, and Rev.
Goodwin, pastor of the Castle Rock
Christian church. The grirls were
members of the Christian church.
Interment was in the I. O. O. F. ceme
tery. Mrs. Bloyd, who was burned
and injured, and Miss Helen Bloyd,
who was severely burned, are re
ported to be somewhat improved.
OREGON" CITY, Or., May 26. (Spe
cial.) Got t hid Conrad, a resident of
Stafford, Clackamas county, died in
this city Tuesday.
Mr. Conrad came to Clackamas
county about ten years ago and pur
chased a little home in the Stafford
section, where he had since resided.
He was sing-le. The funeral will be
held from the Holman & Pace chapel
tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
CENT R ALIA, Wash., May 26. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Jessie M. Edwin of Bur
lington. Vt., died suddenly Tues
day at the home, of her sister, Mrs.
Rachel M. Woolsey, in this city, where
she was visiting. The body will be
sent to Burlington for interment. Mrs.
Edwin was TO years of age.
HOQUIAM. Wash"., May 26. (Spe
cial.) Clarence McMasters, a resident
of Hoquiam for many' years, died
Monday night at the age of 58.
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SALEM. Or.. May 26. (Special.)
DEFAULT DECREES GIVEN
MARRIAGE TIES FOR EIGHT
COUPLES ARE SEVERED.
Second Hearing Granted Alberta
Weller Two Cases Are Taken
John M. Williams. -Oregon pioneer of was convicted for non-support. Others
1850, died Monday night at the age of Treceiving decrees were as follows:
91 years. For several years he was
deputy assessor of Linn county. - Mr.
Williams was born in Missouri and
was a member of the Baptist church.
After leaving Albany he lived in Port
land until coming to Salem. He is
survived by three children, J. B. Wil
liams, Portland: H. L. Williams, and
Mrs. Martha L. Brink of Washington.
HOW DIAMOND STAR
Followers of major league baseball! a
till remnber Joe Armstrong, whoN
lives in Spokane. Wash., where he is
engagetl as a painting contractor. Mr.
Armstrong recently recovered from
en Illness which threatened to com
pletely undermine his health and he
now f Jels practically as well as he did
in hi most active days on the ball
Discussing his illness recently at
his home. No. 126 'i West Second ave
nue. Spokane. Wash.. Mr. Armstrong
'I have always lived an active out
door life and I think the work 1 am
now following was a contributing
cause of my breakdown. My blood
became very thin and I felt myself
growing weaker from day to day
until I lacked my customary energy.
I became nervous and could not sleep.
Then I became fidgety and did not
know what to do. My appetite was
poor and food did not agree with me.
'One day a friend of mine said he
knew the very thing to help me and
on his recommendation 1 began treat
ment with Dr. Williams" Pink Pills.
In a very short time I was convinced
that the pills were all that he had
claimed for them. My appetite im
proved In a week and then I found
that 1 could sleep soundly and felt
rested in the morning. Gradually my
nerves gained strength and now I am
almost as well as 1 have ever been. I
have told others about Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, for 1 know that they are a
To build up the blood there is one
remedy that has been a household
word for a generation. Dr. Williams'
Pink 4'tlls for Pale People. They tone
up the entire system, make the blood
rich and red. strengthen the nerves,
increase the appetite, put color in the
checks and lips and drive away that
unnatural tired feeling. Plenty of
sunlight, good, wholesome food and
fresh air will do the rest.
A valuable booklet, "Building Up
the Blood." will be sent free upon re
quest. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
sold by all druggists or will be sent
. by mail, postpaid, on receipt of price
CO cents per box. by the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co.. Schenectady. N. V. Adv.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.,
(Special.) Mrs. Sarah L.
pioneer, died at her home here Mon
day. The funeral was held Wednes
day from the Christian church of
which Mrs. Knox was a life-long
member. Rev. Mr. Kellems of Eugene
officiated. Interment was in the
Masonic-Oddfellows cemetery. Mrs.
Knox was born in Iowa January 31,
1850. Mr. Kaox died in 1901. Surviv
ing children are: Miss Mamie Knox of
this city. Roy R. Knox- of Albany,
Mrs. E. C. D. Price of San Francisco
and Frank Knox of this city.
ii. v a(,u, wasn.. May zs. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. James Matthews, long a
resident of the peninsula at Ocean
Park, died at her home Friday even
ing after a short illness. Three chil
dren survive, two sons, James and
William, and a daughter. Mrs. Emma
Whealdon of Nauel; also several
grandchildren. The funeral was held
Sunday with interment in the Ocean
Park cemetery beside Tier late hus
band, the Rev. James Matthews, who
died 14 years ago.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. May 26.
(Special.) Carl Larson, over SO
years old. a naturalized citizen who
for many years had made his home
on the Harbor, was. found dead in his
lodgings Monday by Rev. O. W.
estung of the Swedish Lutheran
church. Mr. Larson had been con
fined to his bed about ten days, and
it is believed he died some time be
tween Saturday and Sunday morn
ings. The dead man has a sister in
Oregon and funeral arrangements
will be deferred until she can be
found. Mr. Larson, according to his
papers, had been naturalized 28 years.
ABERDEEN". Wash.. May 26. (Spe
uial.) Mrs. Maggie Ether Phillips, 40
years old. wife of Charles D. Phillips,
is dead after a protracted illness. Mrs.
Phillips has resided in and near Mon
tesano for the past 27 years. At one
time she was a teacher in the Aber
deen schools. Funeral services were
held Monday from the Christian
church at Montesano.
Mrs. Patrick Calloway. who has
been seriously ill for several weeks
at her home in McCleary, following a
long period of illness, is dead. Mrs.
Calloway came here in the early days,
settling on the Mox Chen a lis river.
Burial will be at Klma.
Mrs. Nessie Elizabeth Fadden. wife
of William J. Fadden of Cosmopolis,
died Saturday night at the family
residence. Her widower and two small
INDUSTRY MAYBE ASKED
Penitentiary Manager Kxpected to
SALEM. Or., May 26. (Special.)
Dr. R. Lee Steiner. who was tempor
arily in charge of the state peniten
tiary following the resignation of
R. L. Stevens as warden, said today
that all information gathered on his
recent visit to prisons in the eastern
states would be turned over to L. E,
41 siates wouia oe iu
1 Compton, present
May 26. he penitentiary.
Knox, a p it js understoo
ood here that Mr.
Compton, acting on information re
ceived from Dr. bteiner, will recom
mend the establish men-t of at least
one industry at the prison. This, it is
supposed, will require an appropria
tion which will be formally requested
at the next session of the legislature.
Eight default divorce decrees were
granted yesterday by Presiding Judge
ile Court, and two others were taken
under advisement after the usual
Wednesday grist had been gone
A second hearing in the suit of Al
berta Weller against Henry C. Weller
also was (granted, and the judge set
aside his former order denying a de
cree and giving the divorce. Weller
was overseas as a cook in the army
and declared himself to be suffering
from shell shock. When Mrs.. Weller
first appeared, complaining. .of cruel
and inhuman treatment and being
forced to live wit, her husband's dis
agreeable relatives. Judge McCourt
denied the decree and ordered the de
fendant in to hear the statements.
The man declared he would not live
with his wife again. -
Olive Duncan was granted a divorce
from T. E. Duncan, who not long ago
Antonio Forlice, from Mrs. F. F. For
lice: Verdi Tite, from George Tite;
Arthur . I Paughborn. from Alice
Paughborn; Edward Peterson, from
Mrs. F. F. Peterson; John W. King,
from Mrs. L. R. King; Mary M. Rack
et, from Oscar Hacket, and Anna
Sonnekes from F. J. Sonnekes.
Judge McCourt took under consid
eration the complaints of Kittle C.
Harris against J. I. Harris and Nellie
. Jones against Ernest G. Jones
DALLES TO DIG TUNNEL
Movement Started to Increase
City's Water Supply.
THE DALLES. Or.. May 26. (Spe
cial.) To increase the city's water
supply the water commissioners to
day decided to run a tunnel through
the solid rock near Hansen's mill on
hte - east fork of Mill creek, about
15 miles from this city. Bids for the
work will be called about June 5.
The tunnel will be rushed to comple
tion in order that the city may have
more water durins the summer
Experts say that when completed
the tunnel will insure a eix-inch
stream of water.
KELSO, Wash.. May 23
The funeral services
four Hard Working Heart
By Le H. Smith, M. D.
The heart is a won
derful double pump,
through the action of
which the blood stream
is kept sweeping round
and round through the
body, at the rate of
seren miles an hour.
A healthy stomach
turns (he food we eat
into nourishment for
the blood stream and the
nerves. No one suffers from
colds or catArrh who has
plenty of red blood corpuscles
and a good digestion. Catarrh
in all its forms is a stagnation
of the blood. Introduce pure
sm, and health is assured. Ir. Pierce,
pave to the public an altera tire and
named his "Golden Medical Discov-
r." It is sold by all druggists the world orer in tablets
liquid, and is just the thing to put the body in the best of
coivdfeio. It is a tonic, alterative and nervine, which contains
DO alcohol, and has the ingredients printed on the label.
"Golden Medical .Discovery" assists the digestive functions, as
similating the food and taking from it what is necessary for
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feeding the blood. iTtus tne wooa wkos on a new vigor ana vi
tality. This corrective remedy nature put in the forest for keeping
us heakhy. One feels strong, vigorous and full of "pep," instead
of weak, nervous and "played out." Send 10c for trial pkg.. oi
tablets to Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Hotel in Baffalo, N; Y., or, send
for a free medical bocjdet on any disease or free medical advice.
rtj S red blood into the sysl
n over fifty years ago,
fill blood tonic which he
How Many of Us
Are Really Honest?
Do you always hunt up the con
ductor who forgot your fare? Or
return the book you borrowed? Gr
admit the suit you are trying to
sell is not a perfect fit? Where is
the dividing line between actual
dishonesty and mere shrewdness
between sharp practice and good
business? What would you do in
each of the thirty-six delicate
situations described by Edgar
Mott Woolley in his article
"-Diogenes with a Searchlight?".
See Page 21,
Hearst's for June
"It was after midnight when he descended to
the floor of the mill. Suddenly there stood
in the middle of the floor a woman with her
hair hanging down and wounds on her head."
GHOSTS MAKE GOOD DETFXHWES
By Sit; Arthur Conmrt Doylm Hmrwt'm for Janm
"We were hidden in the bashes close behind
the tank when the train rolled in. We waited
until the angina had taken water then we
slipped out of oar hiding- place."
MY CAREER OF CRIME
jtaonymeue . Hunl'i for Jane
In Hearst's for June
Sir Hall Caine
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Senator Hiram Johnson
Robert W. Chambers
Edward Mott Woolley
and many other notable contributors
Did You Ever Want
to Be a Bandit?
Did you ever plan to be a train rob
ber when you grew up? Doctors,
lawyers, ministers and other re
spectable citizens who failed to re
alize this natural boyhood ambition
may yet enjoy a vicarious thrill by
reading "My . Career of Crime,"
the autobiography of a train robber
which starts in Hearst's this month.
This exciting narrative and inter
esting study of criminal psychology
is, for obvious reasons, published
anonymously. See "I Rob My First
Train," on page 12 of
Hearst's for June
"I came to mvseif nnder a pile of wreckage.
Agonixed calls for help filled the air. Be
tween two beams that crossed over my head
I could see a little bit of sky. It a mused me."
THE. 10:50 EXPRESS
By MMttrrom Lmwmt Hrwtm for Jan
He Never Drew
He went into business for himself
at an age when other boys were
playing marbles today be provides
jobs for 100,000 men. He saved
Hoover's Belgian Relief Fund with
a gift of $100,000 he spent $1,000,
000 from his own pocket postpon
ing Russia's impending collapse,
thus saving many American lives.
He is one of America's greatest
business men yet he is so modest
that not one man in a thousand has
even heard his name. See "He
Never Drew a Salary," in
Hearst's for June
mm - I
"Against the bare wall toodTisaa, both t
extended, her hands flat against tba plaster,
and each hand transfixed and pinned against
the wall Dxa lenue. &neeUng-atherteet
SANANG, SLAYER OF SOOLS
By Jtobcrt W. Chmmbwm TTmrnrufB for Juom
Based on Humanity
What is the secret of Senator John
son's phenomenal victories in the
Republican primaries ? Why did he
carry Michigan by an overwhelming
majority? Why, when his name was
not printed on the ballot in Illinois,
did 53,000 citizens take the trouble
to write in his name, giving him four
times as many votes as were cast for
Theodore Roosevelt in the Illinois
primaries four years ago? If you
want to know what Johnson stands
for read his article "Two Challenges
to My Americanism," in
Hearst's for June
Remorselessly he spread out before the court the whole story of her past.'
THE MASTER OF MAN. The New Novel by SIR HALL CAINE.
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