The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 03, 1912, Page 18, Image 18

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Band Music Splits Saturday Night Air and Bed Fire Burns as Taft and Wilson Men Go to Make Last Stand Before Election, the Former to the Bungalow Theater and Latter to the Armory.
Banners Float and Enthusiasm Is Keen Speakers on Streets Garner Big Harvests of Listeners.
"The Show PJect cf tht Sooth-Land
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"Rat-tat! Rat-tat: B-r-r-r-rrr!
Rat-tat" crashed the band, and
broke Into full melody, drowning the
voice of the Bull Moose orator in his
automobile at Seventh and Washington
.His speech continued, however. His
mouth moved and his hands gesticu
lated, while the advance guard of the
Taft rally marched past his stand and,
amid a blaze of red fire took up its
jnarch throua-h the streets, preliminary
to the assembly at the Bungalow The
ater. Every man in the Taft parade carried
a banner, upon which was the picture
of the Republican candidate for Presi
dent. Thre had originally been two
portraits side by tide, but a narrow
margin at the riffht of the picture,
showed where half of It had been cut
away and mutely reminded those who
viewed the march that Fate had within
the past week laid Its hand upon the
team that represented the hopes of the
Grand Old Party.
The parade passed and the voice of
the orator rose again sonorously audi
ble. Down another street with blaring
band and flaring red fire, went the
supporters of Woodrow Wilson. en
route through the business streets for
the meeting at the Armory. The two
parades crossed one another's train and
at times the tunes of the two bands
1 mixed Into a hopeless confusion of
It was noticeable that the popular
air with its "raggy" lilt was absent
from these last campaign parades.
"Dixie." "Marching Through Georgia."
"The Union Forever." and other songs
that have been handed down through
Bulletins to Be Flashed on Screen at
Sixth and Alder, and Lights on
Tower to Bo Used-
The Oregonlan has made extensive
arrangements for handling election re
turns Tuesday night. Its service will
be thorough and complete on both the
.state and National elections. Begin
ning at 7 P. M. Tuesday, bulletins will
be flashed on a screen at Sixth and
Alder streets.
In addition to the bulletin service,
the result of the Presidential election
will be flashed from a light mast on
the tower of The Oregonlan building
as soon as that result Is known. One
red light will Indicate the election of
Taft. one white light will Indicate the
election of Roosevelt and and
one white light flashed together will
Indicate the election of Wilson. If the
result is in doubt, alternate flashes of
ted and white lights at intervals of
30 seconds will be given.
Arrangements have also been made
by The Oregonlan with President Jos
selyn, of the Portland Railway, Light
ic Power Company, by which the re
sult of the Presidential election will be
Indicated In all residences using electric
lltrhts in Portland, Vancouver, Wash.;
Salem and Oregon City by a code of
signals. The result will be announced
Just as soon as It is received by turn
ing out the electric lights according to
tne following code:
One dash (live seconds of dark
r.ess) Indicates Taft's election.
Two dashes (two intervals of
carkness of five seconds each) Indicate
Wilson's election.
Three dashes (three intervals
of darkness of five seconds each) In
dicate Roosevelt's election.
Four dashes (four inter
vals of darkness of five seconds each)
indicate that the result is in doubt.
The first signal will be given Just
as soon as the result is known, if th
result is decisive oefore 11 P. M. At
any rate, a signal will be given as
nearly 11 P. M. as possible.
Because of the completeness of the
service, that will be furnished by The
Oregonlan. no information will be
jrlven out over the telephone from this
office. Arrangements have been made
for delivering the election returns to
the "Information" departments of both
telephone systems as rapidly as the
returns are received. Anybody ,"wlshing
to get election news by telephone will
he accommodated by for the in
forjnatlon department.
On brooms Have Been Handsomely
Refurnished and Redecorated. '
Members of the Portland lodge of
Elks, as well as visiting brothers who
have not visited the Portland club
rooms in the last few weeks, will
hardly know the place when next they
go there.
The rooms have been completely re
decorated, recarpeted. recurtalned and
in part refurnished. A handsome vel
vet carpet of a deep brown shade and
delicate pattern has been placed on
the floors of the reading rooms. library,
and cardrooms. The walls have been
frescoed in cream color and heavy cur
tains have been hung at the windows.
Mahogany furniture to match that pre
viously in the rooms has replaced some
of the worn pieces.
While the trustees of the local lodge
contemplated the improvements nearly
a year ago, the wear and tear of the
National convention of Elks held In
Portland In July mad them necessary.
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the century, accompanied the march of
the campaigners. When the parades
had passed from the business section of
the city the corner orators began tneir
work in earnest.
Automobiles full of "spell-binders"
During the convention period the car
pet leading from the entrance to the
public reception room in the building
adjoining the Elks' Temple was worn
literally threadbare. In some places
great holes were worn through the
carpet, exposing the bare floor. Some
of the furniture also suffered as a re
sult of the Invasion of visitors.
To celebrate the completion of Im
provements and repairs the local Elks,
on Thursday evening, held the first
slag social of the season. " A series of
such events will be given during the
Former Springfield Man Buys Store.
SPRINGFIELD. Or., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) W. C. Barr, a former Springfield
merchant, owner of the Racket Store
and Inter engaged in business at Mavel,
has purchased a cigar and confection
ery store in Cottage Grove and has
moved h's family there to reside.
Don't forget to visit the warerooms
of Kohler & Chase before selecting your
piano. 375 Washington street at West
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"I Am Determined to Know Nothing Among Tou Save Jesu3 Christ
and Him Crucified" will be the subject of the sermon this morning at
the Central Christian Church, East Twentieth and Salmon streets, with
which Kev. S. R. Hawkins will introduce himself to his new congre
gation. Mr. Hawkins comes to the Central Christian Church in re
sponse to a call made entirely on his record, as he is known to the
Christian brotherhood throughout the country as one of the ablest ex
ponents of Its creed. He succeeds Rev. J. F. Ghormley.
Rev. Mr. Hawkins is a graduate of Transylvania University, of Lex- "
ington, Ky.. where he took his A. B. degree in 1895 and his A. M. degree ,
In 1S97. He comes direct to Portland from Greenville, Tex., where he .
was pastor of one of the largest Christian churches in the state, and
one which holds the record for the largest annual Sunday school at
tendance among the Christian churches of the Lone Star common
wealth. Others of his former pastorates are Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mur
ray, Ky., and New Orleans. He was also state superintendent of the
Christian Church work of Oklahoma for a time.
"Success Elements" will be the subject of his evening sermon. ,
Jockeyed for positions on advantageous
corners. Orators shouted across the
width of the streets, niching one an
other's audience by sheer strength of
lungs and wildness of gesture.
No sooner would one automobile
Hotel Man Says He Is Unable to Sec
How Single Tax Would Be Any
' tiling but Boomerang.
Lot Q. Swetland. manager of the Per
kins Hotel, who has had a number of
years of experience in official life, in
connection with the affairs of Multno
mah County, and who is the owner of
large Improved property interests in
Portland, views the municipal election
of yesterday and that to come Tuesday
with considerable seriousness. The pro
posed taxation measures are the ones
that specially interest him.
"While I am in favor of public bet
terments." said Mr. Swetland, "at the
leave a favorite stand than three or
four others would make a dash for
the position. A momentary confusion,
and then the fortunate speaker would
begin his harangue, while the others
would lie in wait for the next chance
same time I believe that the increase
in taxation, as proposed, is far in ex
cess of the present earning capacity of
the property of the county. Whereas
in 1912 the assessed valuations are In
creased 225 per cent and the levy In
creased 65 per cent over those 01 1906,
the earning power of the property has
not increased in proportion. I under
stand that with the increased popula
tion of the city and county additional
expense Is necessary, but I do not un
derstand why the percentage of In
crease should be so great. The earnings
from my personal holdings in build
ings during that period have not in
creased and for this reason I think
that the taxation should not be in
creased at this time, at least not to
any material extent.
"As to the single tax proposition, I
cannot figure out how it would result
in anything but a boomerang against
the workingman who owns his own
little home or the man who pays his
monthly rental for his tenement, or
apartment. If the tax rates were en
tirely on the land the owner would
have to get a reasonable percentage of
earnings from his investment, over and
above the tax charges. There are many
property owners today who aro netting
but a small interest on their invest
ments and I believe that if a majority
of. the opponents of single tax were
not In fear of dire results from its in
auguration and could be reasonably
assured that their Investments would
give them fair returns, they would not
be so antagonistic to the measure.
"I am fully aware of the present in
equality of the assessment, owing to
the difficulty of making an effective
levy on personal property, but I be
lieve it a wiser policy for the rank and
file to leave the matter to the Judgment
of the State Tax Commission, and it
will evolve a saner system of taxa
tion." . .
Investigation Before Special Agent
Dixon Will Open in Portland
on Monday.
Federal investigation of the applica
tion of the Deschutes Land Company
for water rights in Crook and Klamath
counties, which application was held up
more than a year ago by Governor
West, will be started in Portland to
morrow by Special Agent Dixon, of the
Government Reclamation Service. J. E.
Morson. president of the company, and
other officers are in the city. It Is
probable, too, that the Governor will
be called to tell, Mr. Dixon what he
knows of the project.
Mr. Morson and his" associates have
31,000 acres in Central, Oregon which
they propose to open for settlement un
der the provisions of the Carey act.
They have applied for 93.000-acre feet
of water from Crescent Lake. The
water Is to be conducted for 12' miles
through the nautral outlet of that lake:
thence through a canal 22 miles long
to the tract that it is proposed to irri
gate. Tn miles of the canal has been
built. Work on , the other portion
ceased last May.
Further activity on the entire proj
ect was suspended on advice from Gov
ernor West to reclamation officials
that proceedings in connection with the
enterprise were irregular.
Hens Go on Strike.
PRAIRIE CITY, Or., Nov. 2. (Spe
cial.) John Day Valley hens tempor
arily have pone out of- business, and
an egg famine stares the Inhabitants
in the face.
A few cases of "candled etrgrs" have
been shipped In and find a ready mar
ket at 40 cents a dozen. Creamery
butter only Is available, and that at
40 to 45 cents a pound.
or puff away to look for another corner.
Roosevelt and Johnson's supporters
held the northwest corner at Seventh
and Washington, with Tom Sweeney as
the principal speaker,' while Dan Kel
laher with his carload of Bourne sup
porters stuck-stubbornly in front of
the Imperial Hotel, - Just across the
street. -
Across Washington street at the same
crossing a single-taxe'r held forth for
an hour or more, until he was sup
planted by Mrs. Albert Ehrgott. who
spoke for woman suffrage; Earlier in
the evening Mrs. Ehrgott's car was sta
tioned on Park and Washington, where
It captured, at the exits of the theater,
the largest crowd that any speaker
on the streets last night could boast.
Another suffrage car pre-empeted the
northeast corner at Sixth and Wash
ington, ;. and held . it throughout the
greater part - of the evening. Miss
Emma Wold, of the College Equal Suf
frage League, spoke first, and was fol
lowed by Judges Gatens and Morrow.
While Miss Wold was speaking, B.
Lee Paget, abandoning the opposite
corner to an opponent of single tax,
passed by on his way to.Burnside street.
Cum la Cheered.
"Three cheers for woman suffrage,"
he shouted as be passed.
"Hip, hip, hurrah!" bellowed the
crowd In boisterous enthusiasm.
Street meetings on Burnside street
were fewer than on Washington and
on the block about the Labor Temple,
and were In competition with two
branches of the Salvation Army and a
small colony of street musicians, whose
efforts reduced the campaign addresses
to mere mouth motions and gestures.
Proposal to Issue Bonds at Rate of
$1,000,000 Year Xot Favored,
Declares Umatilla Man.
Taxpayers are counting the cost in
considering the road bills offered for
approval or rejection, according to
Edward Smith, who farms in Umatilla
County. Mr. Smith was in Portland
yesterday. Among farmers, especially,
the good roads problem is the one
really important issue, as the election
draws near, says Mr. Smith.
"The matter of issuing -bonds in the
sum of $1,000,000 a year for SO years,
as proposed by the Pacific Highway
people, does not strike taxpayers in
Eastern Oregoq as being the proper
thing at this time. The expense in
Interest will be heavy and, by the time
the roads are built, under the plan the
expense of repairs and maintenance
will be added to the high rate of taxa
tion. The next generation will have
burdens enough to bear, apparently,
without forcing a road policy upon it
that may prove entirely inadequate as
the decades pass. Thirty years is too
long a time for any fixed policy in road
building to be fastened upon the peo
ple. .
On the other hand the people of
Eastern Oregon see the need of better
roads. As a matter of fact good roads
have heen built in many places through
the co-operative effort of the farmers
themselves, the county, and the town
to which trade is drawn. Some of the
big farmers have tried out the economy
of good roads and are enthusiastic over
the results obtained in lessened opera
tion of wheat land.
"The one drawback which every one
feels Is the lack of uniformity. Where
the work is done haphazard it becomes
like a crazy quilt. Farmers realize this
and there is a feeling, that general
supervision should be employed, either
by the state or at least by the county.
In this matter the Grange bills, 324 and
226. cover the needs. The Grange
method of road work provides for uni
formity in construction and for raising
money by the issuance of bonds by
counties. The method proposed, of Is-
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A rion noted for Its equable Winter cli
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guests. Conducted on the American plan.
Noted the world over for Its excellence In
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the sportiest 9-hoIe golf course in the West.
Miles of scenic macadamized boulevards.
Horseback riding, driving, tennis. Winter
bathing. For descriptive booklet and rates
write carl Stanley, manager.
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delightful, mild Winter climate. Free sou
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"The Newport of the Pacific."
22 miles north of San Diego on Santa Fe
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Splendid boulevards, golf, tennis, horseback
riding, motoring and every outdoor diver
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"Del Mar" to South Coast Land Co., Ker
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Geary Street, above Union Square
European Plan $1.60 a day up
, American Plan $3.00 a day up
New .fteel and brick .structure. Every
modern convenience. Moderate rates.
Center of theater and retail district.
On carlines transferring? all over city.
Electric omnibus .meets trains and
steamers. .
suing: bonds by thQ state, appeals to
many as being too big: a job to take
on all at once.
"The one thing: upon which people
are really agreed la that work should
begin very soon. The state is losing
Immense sums annually by tolerating
poor roads and the sooner the people
get together on a plan of action the
Tifty Years Ago, When Golden Wedding
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These are worked out with one object to
preserve its wholesome p,urity from grain to
Keep it on your sideboard, or in your medi
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See that it has the Government stamp over
the cork.
Open for Seaaon November 161 h.
Noted for its excellence in cuisine and
high social patronage. Magnificently fur- :
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have been added since last season. The
East Wing has been arranged to accom
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course have been added to the entertaining
features of the grounds. Write for colored
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inn on the Coast. Overlooks
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Illustrared folder giving road
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Sapper, mgr.
Hottest and most cura,
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Rheumatism. Kidney and
Stmnach troubles success
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Fishing, Rowing, Sail
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334 S. Spring; St., lA Auele.
RMnforeed Concrete Bldg.;
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Props, and Mgrs.
Write or call at Oregonian Office
for descriptive booklets of the above
Hotels and Resorts.
better. If the Grange bills carry and
the work of road building Is begun
without delay the money expended will
be the best Investment that the people
of Oregon have made In half a century.
"Over in Eastern Oregon the senti
ment is strongly In favor of road con
struction. I assume that the same sen
timent prevails all over the state."
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