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THE SUNDAY OREGQyiAN, PORTLAND, JULY 28, 1912.
W. Wltherell, of Tacoma, at Tioga,
Tabor Hill at 22 miles. He was fined
"I wasn't driving. It was my first
-j , . famt T hni no
Grover Testerroan, of McMlnnville, is
registered at the Bowers.
R, A. Wernlck. a timberman of Coos
Bay, is at the Portland.
Dr. and Mrs. G. N. Gammon, of The
Dalles, are at the Cornelius.
C. R. Rlerson, a merchant of Eugene,
is registered at the Perkins.
speedometer," this was tha defense of
WE WIRE HOUSES!
APPEAL TO VISITOR
i WAR ON SPEEDERS
Amel Dauoe, a ouccner. smu .
been tearing off 2T miles an hour out
on Division street He was fined $25.
"There was no one in sight and I be
lieved there was no danger. Beside It
wasn't so fast and I had no speedom
eter." was the defense of Lawrence
Barber. secretary-treasurer - of the
Northwestern Trust Company, also ar
rested on Division street He was
C W. Callahan, of San Francisco, a
E ARE prepared to wire all houses send stores built within reach
of tmr lines. This special offer, however, does not apply to
capitalist, is at the Portland.
Mrs. Guldlin Tells What Expe
rienced Shoppers Can Do
in This City.
P. A. Larson, of Astoria, a merchant
. Fines Are Imposed Upon 19 for
is registered at the Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bush, Jr., are regis
tered at the Portland from Salem.
, DH.t marrtiint. VM fined
. , houses now being built or to oe duui.
j Violating Traffic Laws
! of City.
$25 ' for going too fast on Hawthorne
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Prest and family,
JJt MAKES no difference whether jou have one light or 100 lights.
of St Paul, lire at the Multnomah.
"I was just speeding up." Bran told
H. A. Baldwin, a lumberman front
the court, to try out mj u'm.""16- -officer
testified the speed was 2 miles,
ta tha Iim Trind the fine $25.
Wlnlock, Wash., is at the Oreron.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Osgood, of Hood
River, are registered at the Bowers.
Dr. Albert H. Gieschen, of Fall-
I IGHT now is the time, before the Fall rush begins.
M. O. Nelson,' a-farmer of Gresham.
COMPARISONS ARE MADE
PATHOS MARKS HEARING
Sentence Is Suspended When Chauf
feur Tells of Wife in Hospital,
Two Sick .Children and Only
$60 a Month Salary.
' Nineteen trials and IS convictions
and fines In two hours was the record
- in the Municipal Court yesterday In
the cases of the drivers and owners of
automobiles and motorcycles who had
been arrested for exceeding the speed
. limit. In two of the cases, however,
for mitigating circumstances, sentence
Among those fined were "Snec'
Harkness. S30: Sol Rosenfeld, whole
sale cigar dealer, J30; W. S. Ladd. $20:
and Charles Jenning, of the furniture
firm of H. Jenning Son, 30.
"This man was going about 10 miles
an hour on Sixth street between Ever
ett and Davis about 6 o'clock last
night," announced Sergeant Roberts,
after he had adjusted his spectacles,
twisted his mustache and scrutinised
his note book.
"ttpee" Harkaesa Pay.
The Invincible Harkness was the
man in the case.
"How about it,. Harkness?" asked
"I dunno how fast I was going.
Judge." remarked Harkness with a
sardonloal smile, alter be had meas
ured the distance between himself and
the bench with a cool, calculating eye.
When the Judge told him the fine
would be J30 he smiled right on, and
' when he passed the money over to the
. clerk he inquired If there was any-
thing else he wanted.
"And this man," continued Sergeant
Roberts, still consulting his notebook,
"was coming Just behind Harkness. at
the same rate of. speed.
"Judge, I'm sure I wasn't going over
10 miles an hour, although I didn't
t happen to have a speedometer." said
' Charles Jenntng. defending himself.
' "The man that had been driving in
front of you was Just lined J30, and
, if you have no further defense your
fine'll have to be the' same," .. Judge
. Tazwell told him.
He had no further defense and the
. fine was the same.
YiHK Ladd Fined aO.
"Your honor, we contend that the
I city ordinance relating to the speed of
automobiles over bridges did not refer
to the Grand avenue, bridge." suavely
I argued a young attorney, pleading for
i w. S. Ladd, who was also present.
The ordinance in question makes the
restriction applicable to "bridges cross
ing the Willamette River" and to
"elevated roadways." The Grand ave
nue bridge, which Ladd Is alleged to
have crossed at 20 miles an hour, is
not an elevated roadway but a bridge.
But it is not a bridge crossing the
Willamette River. Therefore the speed
restriction does not apply to it. Thus
argued counsel. To prove the -viaduct
was not a bridge he introduced the or-
dinance that authorised Its construction
for a bridge. Tha court held that it
was both a bridge and an elevated
Toadway and imposed a fine of $20.
"I didn't know the fire limits had
-been changed." pleaded W. W. McKen
xie. a chauffeur, who was driving on
Alder street at about 12 miles an hour.
He was fined J15.
Tatroiman Nelson testified that F. L.
Coon was driving his motorcycle at a
21-mile gait on Union avenue Friday
Why. Judge," said Coon, "the very
lowest I can get out of that machine
is 25 miles an hour."
You'd better have It geared to a
lower speed. Twenty-live dollars," the
Ju'lge told him.
Pathos Invades Hearing.
"Guess I'll sell that machine tomor
row. Judge." said Coon as he shuffled
over to the clerk dejectedly, and paid
" the assessments.
A touch of pathos was lent the pro
ceedings when Otto Miller, a chauffeur,
stood up to plead. According to the
testimony of Patrolman Coulter he was
proceeding on Sixth street at a speed
of 25 miles an hour.
"Have you anything to sayT" asked
Judge Tazwell, when the testimony
was all in.
Miller said he had a wife In the
hospital where she is being treated for
appendicitis, and has two children,
both of them ill. to care for, all on a
salary of $60 a month. At the recital.
Miller wept slightly. He was fined $20
and his sentence was suspended.
N. O. Gould, son of Aaron A. Gould,
an architect, was fined $20 for exceed
ing the speed limit by seven miles on
the Burnside bridge. He was on an
errand for his father, and was in a
He didn't have a speedometer, and
lie didn't think he had been going that
last, but If the officer said so, maybe it
was so, J. B. Gates, a chauffeur, told
the court Gates was. accused, by Pa
trolman Coulter of exceeding the limit
on Union avenue, where, the patrol
man alleged, he was going at a rate of
25 miles. He was fined $25.
Chan Sear Admits Other Offense.
The chauffeur for Sol Rosenfeld. the
wholesale cigar dealer, who was in
court with his employer, was very
frank in his declarations. Yes, he had
' been arrested before: Mr. Rosenfeld
and his family were in the car at the
time, they were driving on the Macadam
road at a speed of about 25 miles, and
the fine was $25. He said he was sure,
however, that Monday night, when the
last offense is alleged to have occurred,
the speed was only about 12 or 15 miles.
Patrolman Moe said it was 20 miles by
the stop watch. On the strength of the
testimony. Mr. Rosenfeld was fined $30.
A fine of $30 on Dr. Chester C. Moore
was suspended. He said he was speed
ing on an emergency case. Patrolman
Griffith, who had made the arrest,
apnloKized in court, saying he would
not have done it had he known the
occupant was a doctor. Judge Taz
well told him his action was proper,
"Bring in the doctors as well as the
other speeders," said Judge Tazwell. "If
the circumstances demand speed, that
is all right, and will be considered by
the court, but let them come Into court
and explain their actions as well as the
rest of them."
Wrong Corner Turned.
W. C. Cook, a chauffeur, was fined
$10 for turnlrg a corner to the left
without observing the regulations.
Twenty-five dollars were imposed upon
F. H. Claus for running at an exces
sive speed. M. B. Whltten was fined
$25 for going at a 15-mlle clip on Wash
"I've been in Portland five years
and was never arrested before. I had
no speedometer and couldn't say how
fast I was going, but I'm sure it was
not eo very fast, testified Al Vlggers.
accused of going around the Mount
OREGON PRELATE IEAVEI SOON
CONGRESS AT VIENNA.
! t .. . J'r
Bit. Father Arthnr Lane. .
ALBANY, Or., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Rev. Father Arthur Lanes
rector of the Albany parish of the
Roman Catholic Church, will
leave this city August for
Vienna. Austria, to attend the
Eucharistlc Congress to b held
in that city from September 10
to 15. Inclusive. Father Lane
will be the only Oregon prelate
to attend the congress, and will,
represent ArchBishop Christie at
Father Lane will go from Al
bany to Montreal, and will sail
from there for Liverpool. Cross
ing England by rail to Dover. h
will cross the English Channel to
France, and after a short stop in
Paris will proceed to Vienna by
rail, stopping en route for a visit
in Switzerland. After the con
gress he expects to visit Rome
for an audience with the Holy
Father, and to visit scenes of in
terest in the history of the
church. He also expects to visit'
Prague, the ancient capital of
. Bohemia, and other European
. This will be Father Lane's first
visit to Europe, and he expects to
be gone about three months.
During his absence the Albany
parish wil be in charge of Father
Michael J. Gllligan, assistant
rector, and Father John Bernards.
Father Lane is a native son of
Oregon, being a grandson of Gen
eral Joseph Lane, pioneer Gov
ernor of Oregon Territory and
one of the state's first United
States Senators, and a son of La
fayette Lane, who r e p r esented
Oregon in Congress at one time.
was also fined for going too fast on
the city's streets. He said he had no
wav of telling how fast he was going,
but didn't believe it was as fast as
the policeman had charged. According
to Patrolman XNeison, ne was going ai
the rate of 20 miles an hour, on Haw
thorne, between Fortieth and Forty
Seven New Arrests Made.
Onlv seven men were arrested yester
day up to 6 o'clock for violating the
speed-ordinance. They are: E. G. Paff,
foreman for the City Market Ice 4
Cold Storage Company: Mayo Burton,
chauffeur; W. B, Patterson, an auto
truck driver; B. R. Smith, Mike Ogilbee,
W. I. Spencer, secretary-treasurer of
the Portland Tool Works, Incorporated,
for whom a warrant was issued; Jerome
B. Steinbach, warrant, and Juay,
It developed yesterday that John F.
Woodard, a real estate dealer, who had
been reported fined Friday, was not the
one against whom the offense was
charged. Mr. Woodard had appeared
for his cousin, Mart L. Woodard, also
a real estate dealer, when the case was
called, and satisfied the amount of the
SHEA IS ON ROCK PILE
AXSOYER OF LITTLE GIRL
Two Additional Arrests Made by Po
lice of Men Desirous of Forc
ing Their Attentions.
Mike Shea, alias Shey, who was ac
cused by Angelina Kane, 11-year-old
daughter of J. Kane, of o ueKum
avenue, of annoying her while she was
on her way to a grocery store from
her home Friday afternoon, was sen
tenced to ' 90 days on the rock pile in
the Municipal Court yesterday.
It developed in the hearing mat onea
had been before the court on other
occasions on disorderly conduct
charges, one of which Involved a simi
lar offense, and that he was at the
time under two suspended sentences.
He said he lives at 968 East Alder
street with hla mother, and is a con
tractor. He was positively identified on the
stand by the girl yesterday as the
man who had taken her by the wrist
and invited her to go with him and
get some oandy. Shea said he was
drunk at the time and did not remem
ber what happened.
James Casey, another offender of
Shea's order, was sent to the rock
pile for 30 days on a disorderly con
duct charge yesterday.
T. Coffman, a third offender, of the
same character, was arrested yester
day. According to Patrolman Bewley,
who arrested him, he was standing at
the entrance to a department store.
Jingling money in his hand, and occa
sionally dropping a cola to attract the
attention of 'the shop girls as they
Knights and Ladies ef Security Rally.
The seven councils of Knights
and Ladles of Security in Portland held
an enthusiasts rally Friday evening,
in the Moose Hall. Three hundred mem
bers and their friends attended. A
varied programme was given of which
the following were the numbers: Music
by Miss Lotta Boch's Orchestra, vfcal
solo by Miss Nellie Nordstrom, char
acter sketch, Charles Parker: vocal
solos by the Misses Victoria Williams
and Pearl Parnell, and addresses by
Messrs. Ed Shellenberger and J. B. Mc
Cormlck. More of these gatherings will
be held on future Friday evenings.
Noted -Woman Visitor . Finds Condi
tions Here in Regard to Cost of
Living Better Than in Any
City East or West
"By the experienced buyer, food can
be bought in Portland at prices lower
than those of other large cities on
the Coast, and lower also than those of
big cities in the East."
Such was the genuine opinion of a
woman who has been all over ' the
United States inspecting conditions
that relate to the home, namely, Mrs.
Olaf Guldlin. of Fort Wayne, Ind.
chairman of the Household Economics
Branch of - the Federated Woman's
Clubs, who Is in Portland on a short
Mrs. Guldlin also added that the fruit.
the vegetables, and the meat, were all
remarkably fresh and well kept in ad
dition to their superlative quality.
On the principle tnat seeing is be
lieving, Mrs. Guldlin accompanied Mrs.
Sarah A. Evans on her regular Inspec
tion of the markets yesterday morn
ing. "I took my friend everywhere." said
Mrs. Evans. "We visited every market
in the heart of the city, the public
markets and the stores, the big shops
and the little ones. We investigated
together the storage rooms, the ice
boxes; in fact I don't believe that there
was any single thing Mrs. Guldlin did
Mrs. Guldlin Well Posted.
" It was not difficult to see that Mrs.
Guldlin was a walking encyclopedia
when it came to prices of food stuffs
in all the big cities. Quotations on
bread, on different Joints and cuts of
meat, and vegetables, were given her
rapidly. For each she had a compara
tive quotation from some other city.
The cheapest she had met with on her
rounds was so and so in such and such
a city the dearest bo many cents
higher. ' So It was all the way through.
Mrs. Evans heard prices from Los An
geles, San Francisco, and other Cali
fornia cities, and a comparison of them
with quotations iu Eastern towns.
And after the round was done, Mrs.
Guldlin made the announcement above
that Portland prices were lower for the
experienced buyer than in any town
or city she had visited recently.
"I .sav 'experienced' advisedly," said
Mrs. Guldlin, "because anyone who
shons carelessly, can make the city
thev live in the most expensive of all.
No matter where you go women will
always be found who have no Hiea now
to buy: who purchase the most expen
sive items from force of habit, and
from the Idea that since it costs the
most, it must therefore, be the best
"To the people of Portiana prices
would not seem much cheaper than
prices in other cities. To one, how
ever, who knows the right time to buy,
the test of freshness of articles, proper
season, ripeness, etc., and who follows
the market reports, meat, fish, fruit
and vegetables can be obtained here
more cheaply than In any other city
I have visited on .the Coast"
Our Cherries Amased Her.
Thorough and proper Inspection of
the fish and meat, tidiness and neat
ness of arrangement were some of the
points commended by Mrs. Guldlin, Dut
it was the size and quality of produce
that attracted her especial attention.
As for the cherries, she declared, Ger
many, a country which especially prides
itself on that particular fruit fell
greatly behind. The samples shown her
surpassed any she had ever seen.
With regard to economics for the
home and proper training in that im
portant subject, the West had yet many
strides to go before It caught up with
the East, she thought and Oregon is
not so far forward as California. One
crying need was for Borne university
of home economics, which would sup
ply teachers, of which there was as yet
a dearth in the West In Chicago there
were schools and. colleges and univer
sities, all with their economics depart
ments, which provided a steady stream
of people of both sexes, who grasped
more and more the importance of un
derstanding the home and all its at
tributes from every viewpoint.
Vocational Schools' Needed.
Vocational schools were needed to
bring about that interest in the work
of his life so necessary to every toiler,
and without which life becomes a bur
den and work a drudgery.
All these improvements would come
and come quickly- Mrs. Guldlin felt
certain. Judging by the rapidity with
which the city had expanded ani im
proved sihoe her last visit She was
convinced of the opportunities of the
Asked as to her views on equal suf
frage, Mrs. Guldlin was emphatic in
announcing herself strongly in favor
of the movement "Practically all club
women are," she said, "and anyone who
has studied the economics of the home
knows that amelioration of conditions
rests with women, and that the opinion
of a woman will only carry Its full
weight when she can back up that
opinion with a vote. 11
W. F. John, of Seattle, is at tha Bow
R. F. Eldridge, of Sheridan, is at the
G. W. Booth, of Salem, is at the
J. F. Steiwer, of Salem, Is at the
P. W. Barrett of Tillamook, is at the
D. C. Jordan, of Albany, is at the
J. S. Landers, of Pendleton, It at the
N. B. Avery, a Corvallis merchant, is
at the Perkins.
- J. W. Hart, an attorney of Salem, Is
at the Perkins.
F. A. Deene, a merchant of Albany, is
at the Perkins.
O. P. Soule, of St. Anthony, Idaho, is
at the Portland.
Q. Abraham, of Albany, is registered
at the Cornelius.
Sam Loventhal and wife, of Astoria,
are at the Cornelius.
F. A. French, a banker of The Dalles,
is at the Multnomah.
R. J. Martin, of New Orleans, la reg
istered at the Annex.
Dr. and Mrs. Harry Clay, of Salem,
are at the Portland.
R. D. Cooper is registered at the
Portland, from Burns.
W. E. Pearee, a mining man of Se
attle, is at the Oregon.
R. Warner, a business man of St
Paul. Is at tha Portland.
Mrs. Georce H. Hiroes has for several
days past been the guest of Mrs. A.
GRADTJATE OF MICHIGAN OJ"
TO TEACH ENGLISH AT UNI
VERSITY OF OREGON.
Mrs. Mnbel Holmes Parsons.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eu
gene, July 27. (Special.) The
Board of Regents of the Uni
versity of Oregon has selected
Mrs. Mabel polmes Parsons as In
structor in the English depart
ment of- the university. Mrs.
Parsons is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Michigan, where she
received both B. A. and M. A.
degrees. Mrs. Parsons' home at
present is in Medford.
The teaching force of the Eng
lish department of the University
this year will consist of Pro
fessor Thurber, Yale, B. A., and
Harvard, M. A.; Miss Julia Bur
gess, Wellesley College, B. A.,
Radcliff Co lief e, M. A.; Miss Hal
loway Perkins, Bates College, B.
A., Radcliff Collefe, M. A.; Mrs.
Ellen M. Pennell, the assistant
dean of women, and Mrs. Parsons,
bridge, Wash., is registered at the Ore-i
B. F. Stone, president of the Cham
ber of - Commerce of Astoria, is at the
P. L. McNamara. a business man of
Eeattle, and Mrs. McNamara are at the
E. V. Heuser. a railroad contractor.
of St. Paul, and family are registered
at the Multnomah.
F. E. Engstrum, a contractor of Los
Angeles, and family are registered at
E. J. Barbour, of Pittsburg, a mem
ber of the Barbour Asphalt Company,
is at the Portland. He Is accompanied
by his wife and son.
O. H. Skotheim and E. K. Darrln,
president and manager of the Eugene
& Great Western Land Company, of
Eugene, are at the Multnomah.
Georcre P. Barton, an attorney of Chi
cago for over 35 years, is spending a
portion of his annual vacation in Port
land, the guest of his sister, Mrs. S. J.
C. B. Hurley. Jr., Mrs. C. B. Hurley
and Miss Catharine Hurley, of Tacotna,
are at the Bowers. They are in Port
land to visit Mr. and Mrs. John Mc-
Rbv. W. S. Bell, formerly for two
years the librarian of the Montana His
torical Society at Helena, now a resi
dent of Spokane, Wash., with his wife
and daughter is spending a few weeks
in this city.
Mrs. Milton Carlson, wife of the
royal Vice-Consul of Sweden, stationed
at Los Angeles, her young daughter
and Mrs. E. B. Frankhaufer, of Los
Angeles, are the guests of Mrs. W. L.
Leland at the Brown Apartments. They
will be guests of honor at a card party
and luncheon to be given Tuesday aft
ernoon by Mrs. R. W. Blackwood, 581
Dr. James H. Hoose. head of the de-
nartment of philosophy. University of
Southern California, Los Angeles, with
his wife, has been for some time In
Portland at the home of nis son, James
H. Hoose, 246 East Thirty-fifth street.
Dr. Hoose was president of the State
Normal School of New York at Cort
land for 22 years prior to his going to
Southern California in 1908. With his
family he made a trip Dy Doat to lae
Dalles Tuesday and greatly enjoyed
the beautiful scenery. He considers it
far superior to the Hudson.
WOODLAli IS ACTIVE
EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS TO
BE MADE THIS YEAR.
Carline Extension to East Thirteenth
About Completed More Streets
to Be Opened,
At Wnodliwn residents are rejoicing
over the prospects for the early com
pletion of the extension of the Wood
lawn carline to East Thirteenth street
It will soon be completed and in oper
ation, bringing the streetcars to the
Anrm nf manv Ti no Die. Subscriptions
above $2000 were taken to pay for this
extension, all paid in and ready to be
drawn on completion of the line.
It is one of the most important ex
tensions made on the East Side for
some time. It W1U tap a large aim
growing section toward the east and
.....11- ,ill Km vtAnrfMl tO EaSt
Thirtieth street and form a connection
with the Alberta canine, win men
extend into the grounds of the Con-
a i . r-nii... which Is located on
East Thirtieth street, near-Dekum ave
nue, built in the wuoerness lour jwno
t- -i.. -- .r .traats. Woodlawn
also is making good progress. Under
tha initiative oi me uw.a -
. iauftlnn. there la a can-
eral movement to open vacant streets,
grade and lay down cement sidewalks
and pave them. Several streets, in
cluding Ji;ast fiisnw, focu
tended to Columbia boulevard.
The paving of streets in Woodlawn
in . x ,tnjrtnifon until sewers
n 111 liu. wo -.-.- -
have been put down, which will be the
next improvement Additional grounds
have been secured for the Woodlawn
sehoolhouse. Work Is in progress on
the fire station in woodlawn, uia inun
dation of the building having been
VERY house should be wired for electricity.
O ONE can afford to run the risk of fires due to careless and de
OUR proposition is tnat you mase a per cent paymeniaea ,vuu
give lis the work and pay the balance in six equal monthly
installments. If you desire to pay balance in full when wiring
is done we will allow you a cash discount on same.
WE ASSURE you that no damage will be done to ceilings, wall
paper or woodwork when the wiring is done, as this work is let
only to members of the National Electrical Contractors' Asso
ciation These men are careful, tidy and skillful. Can you afford longer
to do without that electric range, electric vibrator, electric vacuum
cleaner, electric washing machine, etc., to say nothing of electric lights?
Portland Railway, Light and Power Company
Call Main 6688 or A 6131 Commercial Department
5 PER GENT RENTAL
IS PLAN OF tV
Two Engineers will ngure
Cost of Upper Deck of
CAR TANGLE NOT SETTLED
Proportion to Be P.aid by Portland
Railway, Light & Power Com
pany Not Agreed, but Equal
Amount Is Proposed.
Settlement of the controversy be
tween the Harriman lines and the city
regarding the proper rental for the
use of the upper deck o the. new Steel
Bridge Is to be left to the decision of
two engineers, one representing tne
city and the other representing the O.
W. R. & N. Company. The adjudicators
will investigate fully the cost of the
upper deck of the new bridge and the
rental will be 5 per cent of the cost
This method of solving the bridge
problem has been decided upon by May
or Rushlight, City Attorney Grant and
President J. L. Farrell and Attorney
W. W. Cotton of the O.-W. R. & N.
Company, after a series of conferences
held at the offices of the company in
the Wells FargO building. Mayor
Rushlight will explain his plans to the
City Council at a special meeting to be
held tomorrow morning and will ask
the consent of the Council to appoint
an engineer to represent the city. It
is believed the request will be granted,
inasmuch as the Mayor was delegated
recently by the Council to represent
the city officially in solving the bridge
problem, so that the city can use the
upper deck when the old Steel bridge
is closed to traffic.
Company's Books Opened.
One of the terms of the settlement is
that the new structure will be open to
traffic as soon as needed and the rent
al will be based on the decision of the
adjudicators from the time of the open
ing. President Farrell, of the railroad
company, has signified his intention
of opening the bridge.
The engineers who are to determine
the bridge cost will bp given unlimited
access to the books of the company, so
that the actual cost can be determined
without difficulty. Provision is made
for the calling of a third engineer into
the Investigation in the event the two
cannot reach an agreement.
The decision which has been reached
clears up only one feature of the con
troversy, the second feature being that
of the proportionate rental of the city
and the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company. No agreement as to
the per centage of the 5 per cent the
company should pay has been worked
out but probably will be by the time
the engineers get ready to report on
their investigation, which is to be be
gun at once.
It Is maintained that the city should
pay t per cent of the 5 per cent of
the bridge cost by some, while others
declare that it should be the other way
about. A compromise may be made
whereby each pays an equal amount. In
addition to tha rental, there will be
the cost of keeping tha structure in
repair and operating the draw. As to
which side should pay this there is
another puzzle which will have to be
worked out between city officials and
officials of the Portland Railway, Light
& Power Company.
Five Per Cent Satisfies Mayor.
Mayor Rushlight said yesterday that
he considers the proposition as made
fair in every respect. "It is certain
the railroad company Is entitled to a
rental on the bridge, and 6 per cent of
the cost does not seem to be too muoh,"
he said. "It is a matter of getting the
actual figures on the cost of construc
tion. As to the street railway part of
the rental there is a question which
must be figured out on a basis fair to
both sides. I believe the problem can
It is likely that the street railway
will be allowed on the bridge at the
same time it Is opened to publio traf
fic. The Mayor will urge the City
Council to reconsider the action of the
street committee, in which revocable
permits were refused the company to
extend tracks to the approaches of the
bridge, and will ask that the permits
be granted. They will ba revocable at
any time the settlement of the rental
proposition cannot be reached.
At a meeting yesterday of repre
sentatives of East Side Improvement
organizations, Mayor Rushlight, Judge
CleetQn, of the County Court, and
others, held at the office of M. O.
Munly, the Federal statute which
places' bridges under the control of
the War Department at Washington
was considered. It was the opinion of
Mr. Munly and J. B. Ziegler, who have
looked into the statute, that the bridge
rental proposition is under the control
of the Secretary of War. The act was
passed by Congress in 1906 and makes
bridges of all classes, whether com
mercial or not, over navigable streams
subject to the regulation of the Secretary-
of War. It was declared by Mr.
Ziegler and Mr. Munly that the act
specifically provides that the toll for
bridges over navigable streams built
under the act is subject to the control
of the Secretary of War In case the
local officials cannot agree on the
terms, as in tho case of the Steel
Meaning of Act Disputed.
There is some dispute In legal circles
as to the meaning of the act, some con
tending that the Federal jurisdiction
does not extend further than the con
struction and operation of the bridges
In such manner as to insure against
obstruction' of water navigation.
United States District Attorney
McCourt, when asked for his opinion
last night, said that he was not familiar
with the act. although he knew of its
existence. He said he had not applied
it to the local bridge controversy. He
said he had not been asked to Investi
gate, but will Investigate on his own
BAKXTJM & BAILEY WILL AR
RIVE AUGUST 16.
Two Performances In Portlund With
Newly Added Spectacle of "Cleo
patra" . Will Prove Attractive.
Final arrangements have Just been
completed for the visit to this city
of the Barnum and Bailey greatest show
on earth. The dates are August 18 and
17. Two performances will be given.
They will be the same in every particu
lar as those presented in Madison
Square Garden, new York City, where
this circus opened its season last March.
Added glory attaches to this show be
cause of its new equipment, which cost
the management $3,500,000. Its new
parade is described as a marvel of pa
geantry. Its enlarged menagerie is the
center of interest, and the company of
400 world-famous artists presenting the
programme have brought 100 surprises
The performance begins this year
with a newly added spectacle of "Cle
opatra," mounted on the biggest stage
ever built and with a cast of 1250 char
acters, a ballet of 350 dancing girls,
a grand opera chorus of 300 voices, an
orchestra of 100 soloists, 650 horses, five
herds of elephants, caravans of camels,
and a train load of special scenery,
properties and mechanical devices for
producing such effects as thunder, light
ning, floods, sand storms on the desert,
earthquakes and toppling walls, mir
ages and volcanoes in action. The story
is graphically and thrilling told.
This circus is over 50 years old. It was
founded by P. T. Barnum, the father
of modern advertising and big circus
Ideas. Barnum was born 100 years ago.
He was over a century ahead of his
time. It was his brilliant mind that
made the modern circus possible. He
found the circus a disorganised Insti
tution operated without system, intelli
gence and not a great deal of integrity.
He lifted it up into the fine arts. He es
tablished it on the same systematic
standards that make' railroads a suc
cess. When he died his only successors
were James A. Bailey and his immediate
staff of associates, then young men,
who were able to perpetuate his won
derful policy because of long schooling
The organization of this year num
bers 1280 people, 700 horses, 40 ele
phants, 30 camels and 1200 wild and
semi- domestic animals. It travels on a
train exactly 612S feet In length. This
is over one mile.
The big show will be located at 25th
and Raleigh streets.
Wife's Pleas of No Avail.
The pleas of a wife failed to' in
fluence Municipal Judge Taswell yes
terday to liberate William McDonald
from prison before Monday morning.
It was reported by Patrolman Nelson,
who had been called to the scene, that
McDonald, while drunk, was scattering
everything movable in his apartment
at 91 1-2 Grand Avenue, and that his
wife and child were standing outside
trembling in fear. McDonald said he
did not remember anything about it.
Judge Taswell was Induced to leniency
upon the representation that the wife
needed his support, but announced that
he would hold the man a prisoner until
No house is modern
SHIELDS TALKS TAX
Hypothetical Cases of Desired
Revision Are Cited.
ACTION OF LEASES SHOWN
"Unearned Increment," So Heartily
Denounced by Single Taxers,
Would, According to Writer,
- Be Still In Evidence.
BY CHARLES H. SHIELDS,
Secretary Oreron Equal Tax League.
Slngle-taxers advance proudly as
their claim that under the scheme of
so-called system of taxation which
they have to offer the "unearned in
crement" will be absorbed by the state.
It eems needless to say that this Is
but another of the absurd claims that
Henry George and his followers would
promulgate on long-suffering Oregon,
through the agency of the funds sup
plied by a soap millionaire.
It is not difficult to Instance one of
many possible examples. But let it be
assumed tor a moment that the State
of Oregon has unwisely adopted single
tax. A few years have elapsed and
the followln'g direct results, which we
know to be Inevitable under such cir
cumstances, have occurred:
With the withering influence of sin
gle tax all land values have been
swept away and Industry paralyzed.
The state has become the landlord
the sole aim of single tax.
The people are tenants of the state
City lots and farms are leased to the
highest bidder the, only possible pro
cedure under single tax.
Under this condition, let us assumt
that A becomes the successful biddei
on a tract of land, obtaining the lease
at the publio auction, where sites are
sold to the highest bidder. A is to
pay a certain sum per annum for 20
years. At the time he obtains the least
the parcel of ground is strictly agri
oultural and there are no prospecti
of a railroad coming near it. But let
us suppose a railroad should come
along and the parcel of ground A has
leased for 20 years la especially de
sirable for a townslte.
Townsltes are necessary on railways.
The railroad company offers A 50.000
for his lease. He accepts; he is 160,
000 ahead. It is unearned increment.
What are the single-taxers going to
do about it?
This is the same kind of unearned
increment which they split their vocal
chorda in yelping about under our
Factory Illustration Given.
Another illustration: Suppose B
leased a city lot from the state under
single tax. He contemplates creating
a factory on the site leased. Neces
sarily he must have a long-term lease
in order to Justify the expenditure and
construct the kind plant he has in
B asks for a 50 years' lease. He la
successful and leases at a stipulated
price per year. He builds his factory,
runs it a few years, then It burns
down accidentally. In the meantime
the site has become valuable for retail
buildings. He is offered $1, 000,000 for
his 60 years' lease. Remember, when
you are leasing ground from the state
you have no taxes to pay; the annual
payment on the lease is the tax. B
takes this 11.000.000. then laughs at
the single-taxer and his unearned-increment
No doubt slngle-taxers will say the
state will not make long-term leases
and therefore not give any opportunity
for such speculation. But long-term
leases are necessary for improvements.
If they are refused, there will be lit
tle or no improvement. Certainty is
absolutely necessary for development.
Certainty that where you sow you
may reap is necessary to growth and
progress. Society will wither and de
cay unless there Is stability and cer
tainty. It seems a shame that it is
necessary to wate time, space and pa
per in pointing out the fallacies of sin
Swiss Consnl Not to Resign.
The report that he has been asked
to resign his position as Swiss Consul
in Portland was declared to be erron
eous by A. C. Bigger last night. The
report was that Paul Ritter, the Swiss
Minister, who recently visited Portland,
hinted that Blgger's resignation was
desired. Bigger declares that the Min
ister, on the contrary, complimented
him highly for his conduct of the office.
Bigger said the report was given out
by men who are Jealous, that he knows
of no reason why he should give up
his position as consul. He Intimated
that he might resign later, but not at
present while he is being criticised.