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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 19, 1914.
HAND PLAN MUST
! BE PUT Hi WRITING
iCommissioners Say Engineers
j Must Pass on Figures for
: . Suggested Approach.
HEARINGS WILL BE PUBLIC
"Backers or Derby-Patton Kosd Bay
t That Reliable Firms Stand Buck
; or Ofrer to Build Drive, at
Saving of ?81,000.
- Pending receipt of written proposals
"from George M. Hyland and other rep
resentatives of North Portland and
Peninsular Interests, no further consid-
Into its cage on a wagon of the Al G.
Barnes shows Patrolman Hewston
yesterday morulas stopped a. possible
panic at Park and Morrison streets.
The pin in the cage door became
loosened and the animal was crouching
to spring- out when Hewston noticed
him. Unable in the necessity of the
moment to draw his club. Hewston
pulled off his stiff helmet and struck
the lion in the face.
The surprised beast stepped back and
Hewston clamped his handcuffs on the
cage door, locking it. After the parade,
which was in charge of the Shriners,
Hewston's handcuffs were returned to
MOVIES SHOW WILLAMETTE
Afternoon and Evening Lectures Are
Given In ' Dekum .Building.
In cooperation with the "West Stay
ton Commercial Club, the ."Willamette
Valley Irrigated Land Company is
conducting an exhibit and moving
picture show in. the large vacant
ground floor store of the Dekum bulld
Vng, on the Southwest corner of Third
nd "Washington streets.
Illustrated lectures are being deliv
ered by H. A. Stock each afternoon
and evening on the results of irriga
tion on lands in the "Willamette "Valley.
Reading and accommodation rooms
will be maintained for visitors,' under
the direction of John H. Hartog. Irri
gation, Realty Board and Ad Club days
have been set aside for special visits
APPROACH FIGHT IS
MOVED OVER RIVER
George M. Hyland and C. B.
. Moores Take Opposite Sides
NEW HEARING ADVOCATED
Question Raised as to Prevention of
Monopoly for Carline and Union
Avenue Advocate Is Quick
to Allay - Fears.
VANCOUVER, "Wash.. April 18.
fSpecial.) For three hours today the
Vancouver - Commercial Club discussed
the advisability of requesting the Co-
are practising on American men and
women and little children in that coun
try are our concern and should be
stopped by us.
'They would be stopped if the United
States took a firm stand. I have trav
eled in Mexico, and I know that Mexi
cans are as cowardly as they are cruel.
The United States could bring that
country to time now. But I suppose
we'll Just drift along into a terrible
tangle, and then Mexico, in its usual
fashion, will stab us in the back.
"It's the same spirit that made some
tenants in our house let a leak in the
ceiling .go until . the rain came and
ruined the paper in two apartments.
"The wire wanted the husband to re
port it, but he said he was too busy
that day; he'd try to see the landlord
in a day or two; anyhow, it wasn't
much of a leak, he said, and why the
dickens didn't the other tenants report
it, since it was their business as much
"It's the same spirit that keeps us
submitting to that awful crowding in
the subways that would be eased up
somehow if we got right up on our
mettle and insisted that It must. If we
submit to evils right in our own city
it's too much to expect that we'd pro
test against outrages in Mexico so
we'll drift till we're in a war that
finds us unprepared."
However, Miss Richmond sees one
"Women are more awake to suffering
in others than men arc," she said, "and
women, are waking up. If the outrages
in Mexico are stopped and the trouble
adjusted without war, it will be
through- the Influence of women. Of
CARTER TO LAUNCH
Abolishment 7 Commissions
and Boards, Consolidation
10 Others to 4 Proposed.
$2,500,000 ; SAVING PLAN
State Architect, - Immigration Agent,
' Tax Commission. Among Those)
Candidate for Governor Says
Should . Be Ousted.
Supplementary to his announced plat
form as a candidate for the Republican
Gubernatorial nomination, W. A. Carter
will launch this week an initiative
ADVOCATES OF DERBY STREET OR PATTON AVENUE APPROACH TO COLUMBIA RIVER BRIDGE TO SUBMIT PROPOSITION TO COMMISSIONERS
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MAP SHOWISG IMON AVENUE APPROACH TO INTERSTATE BRIDGE, SELECTED BY INTERSTATE COMMISSION AND PROPOSED NORTHER N APPROACHES
eration of the bridge approach will be
given by the Interstate Bridge Cora,
mission. This decision was oonvevert
to Mr. Hyland yesterday by the Mult
- nornah County Commissioners.
txiLitsu i in ui ill a Liuii mil un bud-
mitted to the Commissioners at the
-earliest possible date. eaid Air. Hy-
Jand. "and we will urge the reconsid
"..rration of the site for the approach
-In the interest of all taxpayers. We
- -liope the Commission will see fit to
; .'allow us access to any plans. peclfica-
lions, estimates and other valuabla in.
"formation which may be procured or
prepared by the bridge engineers."
To this request the Multnomah Com
missioners assured Mr. Hyland that all
(onsideration of bridge and approach
"matters would be public, and any re
.'Jport which the engineers make to the
'Commissioners would be public. If any
-offer brought up by Mr. Hyland makes
it advisable, the Interstate Commit-v'-Kion
will be convened to consider the
'proposition. Commissioner Holnian said.
v rington as our engineers in this mat
ter, eaid air. Holman. "and any infor
Tnation you may give us and any prop-
; position or offer you may submit to us
, '..must be referred to our engineers for
' 'their opinion. As soon u the dlffer-
7nces between our engineers and Mr.
U-lyland's engineer, and their estimates
' : jire focused, then I will call a meeting
;:of the Interstate Commission and take
the matter up for action."
Representations were made by Mr.
. Hyland, orally, to the Multnomah Board
yesterday, that he has been informed by
-competent engineers that the Derby-,-Patton
approach can be built for $81.
.843 less than Waddell at Harrington's
original estimate of the cost of the
Union avenue approach, which was se
lected by the commission at its last
"We are prepared to execute bonds
" for the performance or every offer
we may make," said Mr. Hyland, "and
what is more, our engineers, whose
. competency cannot be disputed, advise
. ns mat iiguring on tne same unit
basis, either the Union avenue approach
: br the JJerby-Patton approach can- be
' constructed- for less money than the
" original estimates of the engineers.
Statements Declared Conservative.
"I have not made any statement
during this controversy that I have not
; made advisedly, and I am prepared to
i back every statement to the last inch.
: I have contracts from two firms to
; construct "he Patton-Derby approach
i for the figures which I will submit
in writing to the Multnomah commis
' .-"ioners, and believe when they are
fully advised that they cannot refuse
to reconsider the location for the ap
proach." At the meeting yesterday morning
- v.. v.. Howard, local representative of
; Waddell & Harrington, refused to enter
into a debate with Mr. Hyland over
" any statement which he has made in
! the newspapers, but assured Mr. Hy-
land and the commissioners tl.at any
proposition made in writing by Mr. Hy-
land to the commissioners and re-
ferred to the engineers would be con
' sidered carefully and a report made
: to the commissioners.
Mr. Hyland was insistent that any
. information that he or anyone he rep-
resented should furnish to the com
missioners or the engineers would be
; on condition that the board and Wad
; dell & Harrington in turn furnish him
' with amy estimates, plans, specifications
; or information which might come into
" their possession. This was objected
. to by Mr. Howard, who said he did not
care to disclose the process by which
his firm arrived at any estimates, but
, was willing that the result of all
; their considerations, in the form of
; reports to the commission be made
; onnn at tpapuprq' mppt
Portland Sends Largest Outside
Delegation to Spokane.
"Portland had the largest visiting
i delegation from any city outside of
' Spokane," eaid R. H. Thomas, clerk of
tho .fortiaiia c?cnooi xsoara upon ii's re
turn last night from Spokane, where
t-lie attended the fifth annual convention
: "Of tho Inland Empire Teachers As
i sociation. "Including the hundreds of
I Kpokane people who were at the ses
; sions, probably 2000 people attended."
Kighteen delegates were present
: from Portland, including City Superin-
tendent Alderman, who is president of
the association. Clerk Thomas and
' School Director Flummer, all of whom
1 -delivered formal addresses.
and lectures. The exhibit will be con
tinued all Summer.
PATROLMAN COWS LION
Animal Ready to Sprinjj Into Crowd
Kcpnlsed "With Helmet.
By striking a lion In the face with
, his helmet and driving the beast pack
"MOUSE" ACT IS SUCCESS
British Officials Say Few Suffra
gettes Return to Prison. .
LONDON, April 18. Notwithstand
ing that,-militant suffragettes seldom
serve more than a few days of thfeir
sentences before being released as a
result of hunger and thirst strikes, the
officials of the Home Office are thor
oughly satisfied with the working , of
the "Cat and Mouse. Act." This was
designed to deal with these hunger
strikers and under it prisoners can be
released temporarily, but in the end
must serve their full term of Impris
onment. Almost every suffragette who goes
to prison goes on hunger strike and iB
speedily released, for the government
is determined that the women shall not
win sympathy through one of their
number dying in jaiL As soon, there
fore, as the prison doctor notices that
a. woman is weakening under absten
tion from food and drink he orders her
release and she remains out until she
again shows signs . of . resuming., her
According to the 'official returns
most of the women do not resume their
activity. They either leave the coun
try or settle down quietly. In which
case they are not molested.
RAILROAD MAKES REFUND
Davenport Citizens Get 95000 Given
as Bonus for Line Never Built.
DAVENPORT. Wash., April 18.
(Special.) The Great Northern Rail
way Company this week refunded to
100 citizens of Davenport, more than
$5000,. which was provided years ago
to procure the Bluestem-Columbla
branch through this -city.
At the time, the railway company
agreed to have the road in operation
for handling the wheat crop of 1918
but said that the road would miss
Davenport unless the citizens provided
money with which to purchase right-of-way
through" the town.
Contributors., who. have had nothing
for their money except a .weed-grown
grade, asked for its return. :
Clackamas Fair Body Elects.
OREGON City. Or.. April 18. (Spe
cial.) The . Clackamas County Fair
Association held the annual directors
meeting in this city today-and elected
the following officers. . . President.
Grant B. Dimick;. ... vice-president,
Charles N. Walt; secretary. Ward Law
ton, and treasurer, W. H. Bair. There
was no opposition to any of the
YOUNG CLUBWOMAN IS
. GIFTED WHITER.
Mrs. Louise Brj-ant-Trullbiger.
Mrs. Louise Bryant-Trullinger,
who has written several - clever
magazine articles and is also giv
ing much of her time to the pub
licity department of the Oregon
Humane Society, is one of th
younger matrons of the Portland
Woman's Club. She takes an
active part in club affairs. Mrs.
Trullinger is a niece of Mrs.
Grace Watts-Ross, an ex-president
of the Portland Woman's
lumbia River Interstate . Bridge Com
mission to hold a rehearing on the
settling of the approach of the bridge
on' the Oregon side. George M. Hy
land, of Portland, was the chief speak
er, and at whose request the meeting
was called. He was cheered vocifer
ously on several of his statements.
The meeting was adjourned finally
about 6 o'clock, without any action
having been taken.
The impression is . prevalent here
that, in effect, the locating v of the
bridge approach on Union avenue in
sures the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company a monopoly in that no
company would care to' build a line
parallel to it when one could handle
all the business, whereas, if the Derby
street approach were selected, Van
couver could be served by two lines,
one a narrow guage and one a stand
ard gauge track.
Committee Report Made.
A comittee composed of W. G. Drow
ley, R. C. Sugg. F. M. Kettenrlng, A. B.
Eastham and B. Ij. Dorman, has been
appointed by President Kinney of the
Commercial Club to look into this phase
of the question and make a report.
This committee attended a meeting of
the County Commissioners in Portland
this morning, and assurance was given
that the Oregon Commissioners were
disposed to condemn the right of way
for the bridge across a portion of
Hayden Island, and pay for it, reserv
ing the right to grant to all companies
equal rights on the bridge.
Mr. Drowley reported that ' it was
the opinion of the committee that the
question should be reopened and Mr.
Hyland given a hearing; also that the
franchises on the bridge should be
given by the Commission, and not by
Mr. Hyland illustrated his points
with three maps, showing where the
different sites would lead to and the
effect it would have on traffic between
the two cities. He said that two ap
proaches could be procured for a less
price than the Union-avenue approach
and said that the center of population
in Portland had nothing to do with it,
because it would be chiefly Vancouver
and Clarke County -people who would
use the line. He added that Clarke
County people in voting the bonds
were- paying 10 times as much per
capita as the taxpayers of . Multnomah
C. B. Moores la Heard.
C. B. Moores," in favor of Union ave
nue, next addressed ne meeting and
asked that the people in Portland be
permitted to settle their own family
row about the approach. He declared
Clarke County people could, feel assured-
that the people of Portland
would not for a moment consider grant
ing a franchise to any line that would
permit a monopoly and that no favors
would be shown, but that the common
user clause would be insisted upon in
its broadest meaning.
Others who spoke during the meet
ing were Bruce C. Curry, of Portland;
H. W. Arnold, James P. Stapleton and
P. J. Kirwin and a farmer who desired
to have the track broad enough that
freight cars could be hauled over them,
loaded with produce from Clarke Coun
Mayor Crass said that he would veto
any franchise that would restrict .the
type of cars to use the interstate
Mr. Kirwin then said he would be
satisfied, as he desired to have such a
course, we would be more effective if
we had the vote.
"But I want the suffragists to take a
little' time from striving for '.he vote
and have a series of meetings to rouse
public opinion to the dreadful condi
tion of American peoplo in Mexico. Let
our women make our men see tho need
of taking the situation seriously."
GAME BUDGET APPROVED
EXECUTIVE SESSION OF STATE COM
MISSION 1IKI.D IN PORTLAND.
AMERICAN DEFEAT IS SEEN
Actress Fears Mexicans May "Whip
-' United States. .
NEW TORK. April 16. Is the United
States drifting into a war with Mex
ico? Miss Ruth Richmond says that it is,
and, . furthermore, "she says that unless
the United States wakes up it could
easily be whipped by Mexico. Miss
Richmond is a New Torker, and when
she is not following her profession of
actress lives peacefully in a Washing
ton Heights apartment with her sister,
Rodney, and hair a dosen dogs and
cats that she has rescued from tramp
dom. She was born and brought up
in Texas, near the Mexican border, and
the people who make light of the Mex
ican situation, she says, are making a
"The Mexicans are treacherous and
sly and persistent," she observed. "And
we in this country are in a stupor.
We've been too successful. We've
grown careless. We've lost the 'stand
together spirit. All we think of is a
new gown in the latest style or a
faster automobile or getting the day's
work done, if we have to work, so that
we can have a good time at the theater
in the evening.
"We don't, want to bother about
hings we don't think concern us, and
this stupor that werre in blinds us to
the . fact that the atrocities Mexicans
Reappointment of Flshmartter C'laatoa
Opposed by Mr. K Inner nt Favored
by Other Members Present.
Notwithstanding the announcement
several weeks ago of the State Fish
and Game Commission that it-would
hold no more executive sessions, it had
one Friday at the Imperial Hotel. Those
who were present declined to say what
business was transacted.
Before going into executive session
the Commission agreed upon the fol
Biological and educational depart
ment, 819.500; State Game Warden. $41.
000; salmon patrol work, district No. 1,
83500; district No. 2. 82400; superintend
ent of hatcheries for salmon work, dis
trict No. 1, 818.156; district No. 2. 818.
500. and for trout propagation, 822,500.
Although : Governor West had an
nounced that 819,500 was about 810,000
too much for the biological and educa
tional departments and has said he
would insist upon the expenditures of
the Commission being materially re
duced, the budget recommended was
A motion that the trout hatchery at
Spring Creek, Klamath County, be
placed under the care of the State Game
Warden was defeated. Mr. Kinney op
posed the reappointment of Superin
tendent of Hatcheries Clanton, but the
other Commissioners said that Mr.
Clanton was the most competent man
obtainable for the position.
A reward of 81 was offered for a fin
of each salmon marked with a silver
wire by the United States Bureau of
Hatcheries liberated in 1911, caught in
the Columbia River.
Linn Tax Money Figures High.
ALBANY. Or.. April 18. (Special.)
County Treasurer Francis last night
made by far the largest turnover of
tax moneys ever made in Linn County
at one time when he credited the coun
ty with $198,012.25 which he had col
lected in taxes. This amount -was in
addition to several other turnovers
made heretofore since the collection of
taxes began. Despite the uncertainty
over the present tax law. Linn County
taxes are well paid up and not a great
amount will be delinquent.
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113 SIXTH 8T AEill ALDEB,
measure providing for the abolishment,
after July 1. 1915. of seven of the
state boards and commissions, the con
solidation of ten other boards into four
commissions, with a saving clause at
tached, and a four-mill maximum legis
lature appropriation. Copy for the peti
tion will be given to tho printers to
morrow. Mr. Carter said yesterday, and
the petitions will be in circulation be
fore the end of the week.
Whether he receives the nomination
for Governor or is defeated. Mr. Carter
says he will stand behind the initiative
measure until it is passed on by the
people next Kail.
By tho abolisnment of seven state
boards and the consolidation of ten
others into four working necessary
commissions, which shall have author
ity in all matters embraced in the
boards now In existence, Mr. Carter
says the state will be saved approxi
mately 8500.000 a year. The second
feature of tho initiative measure pro
viding for a maximum appropriation
by each Legislature of an amount equal
to a four-mill tax on the assessed
valuation of the state, will save the
state approximately 82,500,000 a year,
Mr. Carter says. One-rifth of this
amount will be covered In the saving
by the consolidation feature and the
remainder, he says, must be saved by
careful disposition of all appropriation
measures which are presented to the
. "Most objection will be found in the
abolishment of the State Tax Commis
sion," Mr. Carter said, "but the work of
this Commission is duplicated by the
State Railroad Commission, and there
is no need for both boards. There are
some features of the work of all the
boards which would be abolished by
the measure, that are desirable. But
the measure provides for this. The
Legislature is given authority to as
sign any of the duties now performed
by any of the abolished Commissions
to one of those that are continued -or
other state officials, thus retaining the
desirable and necessary features of all
the boards, and cutting away that part
that is not necessary. ,
"I believe it is proper to sponsor this
measure at this time, inasmuch as I
have favored the consolidation or abol
ishment of superfluous boards and.
commissions. I believe it is -better to
put the measure up to the people than
to wait and attempt to push it through
the Legislature, should I be elected
The opening paragraph, of the meas
ure whichwill be offered as an amend
ment to . section . 19. article 3. of the
state constitution, follows:
."On and after July 1. 1915, the fol
lowing state departments, state boards,
commissions, state offices and commis-
Meier & Frank's
Making Rapid Progress in
Removal of Me rchandise
Present Five-Story Buildin g
Men's Furnishings and Hats
In Temporary Annex
Men's and Boys' Clothing
it- Temporary Annex
FIFTH AND ALDER STREETS
Sporting Goods & Kodaks
Now Located in Temporary Annex
20,000 Feet of Space
Vacated by These Moves
By Scores "of Special Sale Tables
Heaped High With Unusual Offerings
By Which You Profit Greatly
lVo Full Pages in This Paper Tell tha News of This Activity
READ ABOUT THE ROSE FESTIVAL BALLOTS
Given With Each Purchase in Temporary Annex
sloners shall be consolidated, to-wlt:
The Labor Commission, Industrial Wel
fare Commission, Board of Inspection
of Child Labor shall be consolidated
and merged into the Compenslon Com
mission; the State Desert Land Board,
the State Water Board and the Bureau
of Mines and Geology shall be' consol
idated with and merged into the State
Land Board; State Livestock: Sanitary
Board shall be consolidated with and
merged into the State Veterinary De
partment; the Board of Portage Rail
way Commissioners shall be consoli
dated with and merged into the State
Railway Commission; the State Archi
tect, the State Immigration Agent.
State Board of Accountancy. Board of
Commissioners for Licensing Sailors'
Boarding-houses, State Board of Immi
gration Commissioners, Commission to
Investigate Co-operative Agricultural
Societies and Rural Credits in Kurope
and State Tax Commission are hereby
New Zppeiin Neurs Completion.
PRIEDRIC H SHAVEN. Germany,
April IS. Special. 1 The new naval
airship Zeppelin, which is to replace
the vessel burnt with such disastrous
results at Johannlsthal. near Berlin, is
about finished. In the form and at
tachment of the cars it shows some
deviations from the earlier types. In
particular Its motors are hung so low
as to render impossible such a catas
trophe as that which destroyed its pre
decessor. The speed of the new Zep
pelin will. It is nald. surpass that of all
IeuUton Work to Mart.
LEWISTON, Idaho. April 18. (Spe
cial.) In connection with the 1200.000
terminal facilities being provided here
by the Camas Prairie railroad, ma
terials are being assembled at the
freight depot for the extensive im
provements to be made there which
will represent an ..expenditure of ap
proximately ? 10,000.
So Kneral Is the neglect of dentistry -In
Germany that a nation-wide committee has
been formed to euperviae. the care of the
teeth of school rhMcjren.
Just Arrived in Portland a Full Carload of
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