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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1910)
TIIE SUXDAY OREGOXIAy, rORTXAyP. DECEMBER 25, 1910.
Commission Says Southern
Pacific Has Gained 1740
Per Cent Since 1896.
LOWER RATES DEMANDED
Mileage In Same Period Ha Re
mained Virtually Same, White
Betterments Hare Reduced
Coat or Handling Freight.
tw.a or northibx r.nnc
I civr.x An KKAHtrs fob
I rate keiuctiox.
la rapport of Its contention that
the Raatbvra Pacific should reduce It
ram In Oresoa. th. stmt Railway
Commlaaloa conteftde that sat aarn
Inse ban Increased 1TO par cant,
with trtninc lacraaM ot mlleace.
Tttm tliarM ara cirra, aa ahowtsc
tha raeraeae In Mil over 1M:
Pasemer revenue 2
Total op. ratine revenue til
Operating expensee 1
Coat ot road, booh value. Ill
Toaa carried oaa mlla
Averase receipts, par mlla....
Average earnings tit
Average aombar loaded freight
Average aombar empty freight
Aesertlng that the Southern Pacific
Company, on Its Una In Oregon, had
Increased Its net earnings, on tho Mini
mileage, from $?17.:.S0 In 1. to II.
llt.tll.t: In 110. an Increase of 1TI0
- fr cent, tha Railway Commission of
Oregon filed yesterday In tha Vnlted
States Circuit Court Us reply to an
application for a restraining order to
prevent tha enforcement of a demanj
ttat the Southern Pacific reduce Its
rates la tha Wllllamette and Bogus
River valleys. Tha order was laaued
September I J. 11.
Tha Railway Commission filed tha
member of the Commission. J. P. New
all, aa engineer: Frank. J. Miller a
member of tha Commission: J. M. Riley,
Jr an accountant, and W. C. F.arle.
an engineer. The facta Involved In tha
iMuinri of the order of ths Railway
Commission demanding a reclaaainca
tion which would In turn bring a re
duction of rates charged, ara gone over.
Statistics Are- Given.
Tie order Issued by tha United
States Circuit Court was based upon
tha assumption that If tha rates went
Into effect the order would curtail tha
ravanuea of tha company In such a
manner as to result In virtual confisca
tion. It Is this charge that the Stat
Railway Commission endeavors to con
trovert and tha facts presented ara
largely of a atatlatlcal nature, going
Into the earnings of the company. Its
expenses. Its mileage and Its construct
ing and and operating divisions.
It Is evident that tha Railway Com
mission depends upon two Important
factors in Its reply: First, tha profits
on tha mileage which has existed sines
15: second, a table of comparative
chargea In the classification of rates,
with the usual per centage of relation
which exists between them In Washing
ton. Idaho. Oregon and Montana, upon
The efforts of tha Commission with
reference to tha profits ot tha Southern
Pacific Is to show that Its road up tha
Willamette Valley and aa far aa tha
state Una baa bean exceedlnly profit
able. Tha number of miles operated In
! was &(.!. In 10 It had in
creased nearly Id miles, to ?. In
11 the mileage was S4 SO. an Increase
of mora than IS miles. In other words.
It Is asseited that tha Southern Pacific
line, la tha state had lncreaaed only 21
miles, la tha Income account of tha
road. It is asserted, the passenger ra
celpta lncreaaed slnca lit from MH
lit to 4.4l.ltS la 11. an increase of
Its per cent. In freight revenues It
was IUt 41 In 1!. and I4.0O.IS1 14
In ma. The total Income In lit was
11.11.131 and In 11 II.III.I4I. while
tha operating erpensea were ll.llt.3tl
In 1S and !4.S:o.6:t In Ills.
Tha design of tha Commission Is to
show the bssls upon which It Issued
Its order, and It la declared that
tha profits ot tha Southern Pacific In
Oregon axe so largo that thla alone la
sufficient causa for tha Issuance ot the
Rales) Kot Related.
Tha second point Involved In ths ault
Is that of "unjust discrimination In tha
charges made In tha various classes'
aa compared with tha per centage
which should exist between the classes
If. thai rata a t Thla featiirak nf tha
Railway Commission s answer empha.
slses tha statement that there has been
' marked tendency on tha part of tha
railways oi uiw cnunitf m tiimiDKit
the commodity and special commodity
rates, which ara lower than the class
rates and to throw tha article already
' affected Into cia.-a rates. There alio
has been a tendency to Increase tha
carload minimum. In 1ISI It waa 10.
aea pounds, while la 111! it la from 10..
04) to 1 4.000 pounds and even higher
on soma commodities Soupled with
thaws have been tha Improvements In
tha roadbed and la equipment, all ot
which have tended to reduce tha coat
It la pointed out that tha form of
classification used la ths Western form,
which Is need nnlformlly west of Chi
cago and provides for four classes la
leas thaa carload lota, first, second,
third and fourth; and six others deelg
rated aa carload classes, fifth. A. B. C.
and E. These ara so arranged that
tha rates charged becoms lower as tha
classes ara named.
la ths state of Washington tbasa
rates have tha following correlation la
tir-uj rlaaa I ear rent of Bret claae
Tturd c . T pare caal of Brat.
Vaults elaae SO oer cast of grat.
rtfta clas. Sr par coat of tVrac
A claw IS P-r eeat of Stat.
B cla.e to par eaot er Brat.
C CaSaW SO S-JC COSt of SrSt.
t mil par root of Bra.
X ! IS par cent of Brae
Discrimination Is Charged.
Aa a result of thla form of classifi
cation the Oregon railway commission
after adopting It enforced Its use by
every railroad la tha state with tha
exception of tha Southern Pacific la
the Willamette and Rogue River Val
lleys. Tha Southern Pacific schedule of
'rates. It la said. Is based spas as ea-ItshlUb-t
syatara or constant ralattoa
I ihlf, Tha cotasalastoa cites many a
SI. rims la whialx Uve spparsn Win
between tha classifications are not In
accordance with tha rules adopted, and
where aa apparent discrimination is
manifest, insomuch aa this relation of
rates was accepted by the O. R. fc N.
In Its schedules.
The general effect of the osBer of
the commission. It Is asserted, was
merely to readjust tha existing tariff
of the Southern Pacific Company from
Portland to other Oregon stations so
as to conform to the general percent
age relations between clssses which Is
carried by all of the principal railroads
of the Paclflo Northwest.
"Ths maintenance of widely differ
ing relations." says the affidavit, "be
tween the various classes at points
unaffected by competition and compar
atively close has resulted la an unjust
discrimination both against the locali
ties Injuriously affected and also
against the consumers at such points.
Although numerous witnesses were
called before the commission on behalf
of said Southern Pacific Company none
undertook to stste or could state the
principle which determines the relation
ship between the various classes or to
explain the reasons which led to their
being so widely divergent at different
Reproduction Cost Figured.
J. P. Newell declares In his affidavit
that the railway could be reproduced
for i:.051.657. He gives the whole ex
penditure by Items. The heaviest cost
Is that for grading. tl.03l.T0l.
J. M. Wllley. Jr.. says that he has ex
amined the books of the company and
he finds that there have been charged
against the Income account 1 235.915.
which waa expended for betterments.
MAN WHO ACCUSES THREE MEN AND WOMAN OF KID
NAPING -prM AND DETECTIVE WHO ABRESTED TWO.
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and that tJll.tP was charged to the
expense account. which was strictly
chargeable to additions and better
ments. It Is asserted that It Is the
practice of the company to charge all
new structures upon its lines oitvcuj
to operating expenses, which. In the
Judgment of Mr. Wllley. U entirely
BERT JONES TO BE DEPUTY
Auditor-elect Martin Names Assist
ant Clerks Remember Him.
When Samuel B. Martin assumes ths
duties of County Auditor January 3,
his chlsf deputy will be Bert C, Jones,
now a deputy In the Tax Department.
naiel Page, present chief deputy un
der the Auditor, will hold the office
for 30 days after Mr. Martin taaes
charge to acquaint the new official
and clerks with bis system of filing.
At present Mr. Martin Is chief deputy In
the Tax Department under Sheriff Ste
vens. It Is not yet ofBclally announced
who will succeed Mr. Martin in mis
As a testimonial or tneir esteem, an
the deputlea In the Tax Department
yesterday presented Auditor-elect Mar
tin with a handsome gold shears, pa-.
per knife and paper cutter.
Mr. Martin gives the telephone great
credit for his success at the recent
election. In his tour of service aa
chief deputy hs was called upon fre
quently as orten aa zoo times a cay
by persons who sought Information aa
to the present owuevamp ot property.
He took palna to supply the Informa
tion quickly and accurately and feels
that that practice Induced many voters
to remember bis courtesy on election
Husband "Too 61ow," Wife Says,
romnlsinlns that his wife's desertion
has made him unfit to work, has robbed
him of many hours of sleep snd that nia
life Is burdensome where once It waa a
Joy. Will D. McCurry has sued Jessie
McCurry for divorce. They were msr
rled June I. 190 at Pueblo. Colo. Mc
Curry alleges that his wife often cursed
and abused him. a frequent remark of
hers being that hs was "too slow for
tier." Despite this cruelty, he declares.
ha took her back after aha had fled to
Seattle and bad remained away for sev
eral weeks. On November I. 1010. he
complains, she left him again to go to
Salt Lake, V tan.
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STRANGE TALE OF
KIDNAPING IS TOLD
Joe Demarco Tells of Being
Whisked Away . in Auto,
NIGHT SPENT IN REVELRY
Two Sfen Arrested; Third Sought.
Accused Deny Gnllt and Saj Com
panion Threw Money Away
"Like Drunken 6allor."
Kidnaped ty three men and a woman,
whisked In an automobile to a dismal
spot, robbed st the point of daggers,
kept from Ms family from midnight un-
tn ( o'clock In the morning and then
turned adrift penniless. Is the story be
hind ths complaint of Joe Demarco. who
accuses three of his countrymen of
"larceny from the person."
John Dolscno snd Frank Dlnerl, both
well dressed, were seized yesterday by
County Detective Maher as two of the
trio accused of the crime. First put un
der 110.000 bonds each. District Attorney
Cameron later reduced the ball to 11 000
and the prisoners were released. Both
were Identified by their alleged victim.
The third man. the chauffeur. Is not yet
In custody and the woman, said to be
Implicated, la not known by the com
plainant." 'Demarco Is a railroad section foreman
at Eugene and came to Portland last
Wednesday morning with his wife and
little daughter to pass Christmas with
his daughter. Mrs. Louise Splnelll. of 130
Fifteenth street. North. Though un
familiar with Portland. he says he
started out alone to view the city at
night and at midnight found himself at
61xth and Stark streets bewildered, not
knowing which way to turn to to to the
home of bis daughter.
Request Strangely Heeded.
At the corner, be says, three men and
a woman were seated In an automobile
and at his question asking to be directed
to Fifteenth street, the chauffeur bade
him enter the machine to be taken to
his destination. Then, he says, the auto
mobile was sped through dark streets,
over bridges and over highways unfa
miliar to him until a saloon was reached.
Here they allghtel, took several drinks
and resumed their trip In the automo
bile, the woman remaining behind.
Demarco says he felt dlsxy after
drinking a glass of wine In the saloon
but remembered whatever transpired. Ho
asked the chauffeur repeatedly to drive
him to the borne of his daughter, be
said, and was advised that he was on
the way. After crossing a bridge ha and
his companions alighted to visit another
saloon. Here, says the alleged robbery
victim, girls were dancing and. following
the example of the strangers, he threw
money on the floor to be picked up by
their entertainers. About t- In half
dollars and quarters was Demarco's do
nation, he avers.
Drinks Taken En Route.
Several other drinks were taken and
the journey by auto waa again resumed.
Vpon reaching a dark spot, says Demar
co, ths machine was stopped, two of the
men turned upon him with long knives
snd demanded his money. Offering re-
t-....u h waa mmIwA ha CI 1 1 . and
robbed of 168.60 he carried In his pocket
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TO THE thousands of loyal friends and patrons of this
great store, to the twenty-two hundred and fifty earnest
workers who helped us bring to a successful close the
largest holiday business in our history, we bear wishes for
a Merry, Joyous Christmas and compliments of the season
The Store Will Remain
Closed AH Day Monday
For the five days, commencing Tuesday, we have planned
a series of bargain events which will command the attention
of everyone and which no one should miss. Read bulletins
Sse the Monday Morning, Monday Evening
and Tuesday Morning Papers for Extraordi
nary Sale News From Every Part of Store
and a necktie pin valued at several dol
lars. Once again the automobile was di
rected over courses strange to Demarco
and at t o'clock in the morning be was
let out at a point on lower Stark street
and told which way to take to reach
the home of his son-in-law. Ha left the
strangers bee ring a card be says he
found in. the machine. The card adver
tised the advantages of hiring a seven
passenger automobile of the type In
which Demarco had his perilous ride and
bears the legend. "Silent as the foot of
time," The card announces that Charles
Rosa and Charles Bruno are the owners
of the automobile, for hire and It was
through It that the arrests were made
yesterday afternoon. Charles Bosa is
the chauffeur for whom detectives are
In quest. '
The men seized yesterday do not deny
that they were boon companions of De
marco Wednesday night, but declare that
he spent bis money and was not robbed
of a penny. They assert that they mere
ly drove to the Lakeview roadhouse after
paying a short visit to another saloon
on the highway. , ,, .
Demarco's account of the allegea
crime Is disconnected as he mixes the
East Side with the West Side In his re
cital. He says he spent only a few dol
lars while the men he accuses of fleec
ing him under threat of death say that
he threw his money away 'like a
BROWN AND WHITE UNITED
Reno Jap Finds Preacher Not Op
posed to Mixed Marriages.
RENO, Nev., Deo. 14. H. H. Teckawa,
. a.n Franciaoo JaDanese. and Miss L,
A. Frederick, formerly of Seattle, were
married last evening. at 5.3.0. in this city
by Rev. W. S. Kelley of the First Meth
nAtmt church. Th marriage was wit
nessed by members of the pastor's fam
ily. Rer. Brewster Adam, oi me .Bap
tist Church, who was voting Rev. Mr.
triiav at the time, refused to be a wit
ness to the ceremony. Immediately af
ter the ceremony Teckawa ana nis oriae
left for the Coast.
I I T I 1 U L 1 1 va. I
The Meier & Frank Store Wishes
You a Merry, Joyous Christmas
Meier (Hp IP
OTHER HALF HAPPY
Deserving Poor Remembered
by Santa Claus.
HOMELESS ARE CHEERED
Salvation Army, Volunteers of Amer
ica and Other Organizations Aid
In Work Individuals Al
so Do Their Share.
One-half of Portland's little world
knew how the other half fared last night.
It was Christmas Eve, and every little
boy and girl, rich, poor or orphan, must
have been remembered, even In some
slight degree, by faithful Old Santa.
The hundreds of people who devoted
the week to the work of charity feel sat
isfied that every deserving family was
provided with bountiful supplies of cloth
ing and food and that the contributions
made for the. benefit of the Inmates of
the various homes and charitable Insti
tutions were ample for distribution.
Hundreds Are Remembered.
Hundreds of packages, boxes and bas
kets, filled with ' Yuletlde suggestions,
were gathered and distributed by the
Volunteers of America and the Salva
tion Army. Assisting these Institutions
in getting the names and addresses ef
worthy people was the Associated Chari
ties and many private individuals. From
this source alone hundreds of hearts were
made glad last night. Provisions were
furnished to poor laminea ip m
today. Fully 600 families were thus pro
One feature of the work was the ar
rangement made with many, of the res
taurants by which tickets were given
last night and will be exchanged today
for Christmas dinners. This provision
was made especially for the homeless
and transient without funds.
At the Children Home, conducted by
the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, the
little folk were well cared for. Toys and
clothing and candies In countless number
were distributed and the youngsters en
Joyed themselves as If they had besn
with loving and prosperous parents.
Only Clothing Lacking.
The Frazer Detention Home will give
its Inmates a big dinner today and the
Christmas tree celebration will be held
tomorrow night. Superintendent Baker
said last night that a large supply of
turkeys, candles and nuts were received
yesterday, and the only articles that were
lacking were suits for the little boys
and dresses for the young girls. There
are 27 Inmates at the home.
The wards at the Old Folks' Home and
the Patton Home will receive Christmas
cheer today and tomorrow In the way of
clothing and good things to eat. The
prisoners at the city and county Jails
will not be overlooked today, for special
dinners will be given them. At the
rtAv pmip TTnrm nrovision has been
made for a ChriBtmas dinner. The Trin
ity Episcopal tenure a win uuuiu
The Volunteers of America will give a
Christmas tree entertainment Tuesday
night at the People's Institute building.
Fourth and Burnside streets. In addi
tion to giving toys and candles, the in
stitution will give to each boy and girl
.A .r.m.n. atnm Tor a nair
an .row v u.-. .... . , -
of shoes. The Salvation Army will give
a similar entertainment a
corner of Fourth and Morrison streets.
Both institutions have made preparations
for taking care of fully BOO boys and
girls deserving of recognition. -Aside
from the extensive preparations
IXOKS OUT FOB SAMTA CIAUS'
Eara Is a latter sent to Santa Claus
by a tiny Portland girl, who took the
precaution of putting out the Bra ao
that. Santa wouldn't get burned:
Dear Santa Claus: I want an Iron to
Iron my doll clothes. And If you have
any doll pianos left please sand me
one, and a little doll with brown col
ored hair and plenty of stun" to eat.
and anything else you choose. Look
on the table and you will sea a little
supper which I will provide before I
go to sleep. The fire will be put out
so you won't got burnt. A merry
made by the several charitable organi
zations for promoting Christmas cheer
among the unfortunates of society, the
churches have done much towards bright
ening the homes of the worthy poor. Al
most every denomination in the city has
supplied families with wearing apparel
and food. In addition to the donations
by the churches, there are hundreds of
cases of individual offerings about which
the general public has no means of
Tribute Paid to T. J. Maupln.
"The late T. J. Maupln was the most
faithful man I had known In many
years," said Frank T. Dodge, superin
tendent of the water department, yesterday.-
"His position was one of great
responsibility. The people of Port
land depended upon him for their wa
ter supply, and when he was looking
after the pipeline I knew absolutely
that It was safe. .When he resigned
three years ago we hardly knew where
to find a man to fill his place, and
finally appointed his son, who was well
acquainted with his father's methods."
Philomath Has More Measles Cases.
PHILOMATH, Or, Dec St. (Special.)
There are many new cases of measles
here, a total of over 100 to date. A
physician was called today to wait
upon Mr. O. C. EeJcin. who seems to be
having a serious attack of la grippe,
with other complications.
SANITARIUM MEN FREED
CHARGES AGAINST MANAGERS
CRYSTAL SPRINGS QUASHED.
Judge Cleland Holds Cirll . Snlt
Should Have Been Brought In
' stead of Cruelty Case.
Holding that indictment against Dr. R.
1m. Gillespie, Alfred Bye and J. C. Ar
nold 6hould have called for a civil case
for damages Instead of being drafted
under the common-nuisance act. Presiding
Circuit Judge Cleland yesterday quashed
the charge accusing the three men of
extreme cruelty In their management of
the Crystal Springs Sanitarium. Speci
fically they were accused of cruelty to
ward Laurel A. Stemler, by not giving
proper food and by assaulting, beating
and bruising the patient.
Judge Cleland wiped the case from
the docket by sustaining a demurrer sub
mitted by the counsel for Dr. Gillespie
and co-defendants. Seventeen witnesses
were called by the state In its Investiga
tion of the charge against the three
Dr. W. S. Armstrong and Alexander
Maxwell must face trial on the charge
of manslaughter brought about by their
alleged performance of a criminal op
eration upon Bessie Richmond. Judge
Cleland overruled a demurrer in the case
which set forth that two crimes were, al
leged In the indictment and that It waa
impossible for Infanticide to have been
committed. The court held that the al
legation of the indictment. Intent to kill
and manslaughter, was legal and that
Infanticide was possible.
Dr. Armstrong and Maxwell were In
dicted October 18, 1S10.
Woolen Mill Employes Entertained.
Three hundred employes of the Port
land Woolen Mills Company at St. Johns
were given a Christmas entertainment
yesterday afternoon. Special muslo was
furnished by the York Military Band.
Miss Perlnne and the Oregon Male
Quartet. The employes presented gifts
to Rudolph Korner, superintendent:
Fred R. Newell, manager; Frank Test,
assistant superintendent, and Chief En
gineer Crouch. A short address was
given by Rev. John W.' McDougal, of the
Mount Tabor Methodist Episcopal
Church. The company presented each of
the male employes with a necktie and
the female employes with a handker
The results afforded by Chiropractic
adjustments have been so spontaneoul
and phenomenal that hundreds of peo
ple have been .cured of diseases, pro
nounced hopelessly chronic by the medi.
cal profession. It has made the blind t
see. the lame to walk, the deaf to hean
and the dumb to speak. .
I have names on file at my office at
to the efficacy of my work froir
patients who have been cured ol
Brlght's Disease, Appendicitis, Rheuma
tism, Insanity, all kinds of fevers-anj
other affections too numerous to men
tion. Dr. A. P. De Keyser
TM Dekssi Bid, Tfciiw ni Wash. St