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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 26. 1914.
NEW TRAFFIC CODE
Pedestrian Regulation Elimin
ated and Added Rules for
HEARING SET FOR MONDAY
Changes in Parking Districts and
Speed Limits and Ban on Minors
Driving Motor Vehicles Are
City Commissioner Brewster has pre.
pared a new traffic ordinance which he
proposes to place before the City Coun
cil as a substitute for a drastic ordi
nance restricting both vehicular and
pedestrian traffic which was presented
to the Council several months ago by
the Portland Automobile Club. Pro
visions for the regulation of pedestrian
traffic have been eliminated from Mr.
Brewster's proposed ordinance and a
number of new restrictions are pre
srlhed for the operation of automo
biles. A public hearing on the new and
old measures will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the City nan
In the proposed Brewster ordinance
an attempt Is made at brevity.
The measure would repeal all pres
ent ordinances regulating traffic. There
are 20 of these ordinances on tne dooks.
VnoK Drivers Fare Ban.
Amonc- the Drinclnal features of the
Brewster ordinance are changes in the
district for parking machines, sllgnt
changes In speed limits, a provision
against autos standing in any manner
than parallel with the curb unleBS
parked, and a provision against per
sons less than 18 years oia ariving am
A vehicle Is described as "a horse or
uv vehicle except a streetcar, lncluu
Ing skaters and baby carriages when on
Some of the provisions of the Brew
mtrr ordinance are as follows:
"A vehicle shall not stand In front of
a business house or public building, ex-
ceDt while loading or unloading, witn
out the written consent of the owner
or nccunant of the premises.
"No vehicle or other thing shall be
allowed to stand or remain in front of
' the entrance of any nre house.
Harming Passengers Forbidden
A vehicle overtaking a streetcar
tnnned to take up or set down pas
i aengers shall exercise due caution not
to Interfere with or narm mem, al
ways coming to a very slow and safe
speed, stopping when necessary, and
shall not pass on the right of a street-
: car so stopped.
"Streetcars shall have the right of
way over all except emergency vehicles
: at street Intersections.
"A vehicle slowing down or stopping
shall give timely signal by hand or
whip, or In some other unmistakable
"A vehicle about to turn, either from
a standstill or while In motion, shall
give timely signal by hand or whip, or
in some other unmistakable manner the
direction of the turn.
Speed Limits Fixed.
"Speed limits are fixed as follows:
For emergency vehicles In any part of
city. 25 miles an hour: for motor ve
hicles (except motor truck) outside the
congested district. .'5 miles an hour: in.
side the congested district. 16 miles an
hour; for motor trucks. 12 miles an
hour: for streetcars, 12 miles an hour;
for vehicles passing a public school on
school days between 1A.M. and 4 P. M.,
10 miles an hour; for horses outside the
congested district. 8 miles an hour; In
side the congested district. 6 miles an
hour: over the bridges. 4 miles an hour:
for vehicles at street Intersections,
where streetcars turn. 4 miles an hour;
for streetcars passing each other at a
cross street or passing a standing car.
4 miles an hour.
"No truck or dray shall use Morrison
street. Alder street or Washington
street, between Second and Tenth
streets, from 8 A. M. to P. M., except
on holidays, unless making a delivery
on such streets."
INSURANCE PLANS LAID
Northwest Interests Prepare for Visit
of Congress Official.
To meet with Deputy World's Insur
ance Congress Commissioner, Garner
Curran, when he visits Portland on
August 22. and outline plans for at
tendance at the World's Insurance Con.
gress next year. Louis Sonfihelm, chair
man of the Pacific Northwest dele
gation, has appointed a number of com
mittees. They are Commissioners Ferguson
and Fishback. representing the Oregon
and Washington departments, ex-officlo
chairmen: representatives of North
west domestic Insurance companies; S.
p. Lockwood, vice-president Columbia
Ufe & Trust Company; I- Samuel, gen
eral manager, Oregon Life Insurance
Company; F. E. Beach, president. Pa
cific States Fire Insurance Company:
Morton Gregory, president First Na
tional Life Insurance Company; John
J. Cadlgan. president New World Life
Insurance Company; representing life
Insurance men, Joseph H. Gray and H.
H. Ward; representing special agents.
Joseph H. Webber and Harvey Wells:
representing local fire, casualty and
' surety Interests, John H. Burgaxd. W.
E. Pearson and W. J. Lyons.
THE OREGONIAN CARRIERS ADOPTED
BY "BLACKFEET" AT GLACIER PARK
Irwin Hansen and Wayne Houston Are Filled With Endless Wonders of Marvelons Nature Spot Indian
Ceremony Lasts Nearly All One Night Boys Are Guests of Great Northern Railroad Officials.
HOPE PLACED IN CROPS
. G. Sargent Homo From Eastern
Trip. Including Convention.
That the bumper crops being
harvested all over the country will
serve to relieve the present business
depression was the opinion expressed
by S. G. Sargent, state superintendent
of banking, upon his return yesterday
from attendance at the annual meet
ing of the National Association of
Supervisors of State Banks, held at
Atlantic City. N. J.
Will Wright, vice-president of the
Kcandanavian-Ameriean Bank, of Port
land, and Corporation Commissioner
Watson, of Salem, also attended the
Mr. Sargent visited Washington. New
Tork, Detroit. St. Paul and Denver,
looking Into banking conditions and
Boys Joyride on Steam Roller.
Several boys living In the neighbor
hood of East Sixtieth and East Taylor
streets will be brought into Juvenile
Court this week for Joy riding on a
steam roller. The machine was left at
the Intersection of East Taylor and
Sixtieth streets one night recently by
a street-paving company doing work In
the vlolnlty. The boys are said to have
taken a ride and to have left the roller
on a hillside, where, it is said. If the
brakes gave way It would have rolled
through a dwelling.
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In 61 ther Gitie,
IRWIN HANSEN and Wayne Hous
ton, the two carriers of The Ore
cronl&n. who were sent hv the naner
to Glacier National Park, returned this
week, recounting the endless wonders
In that most wonderful spot in Montana
The two boys left Portland July 8 as
ordinary citizens of the United States,
but have returned, three weeks later,
full-fledged members of the Blackfeet
tribe. The boys were adopted by the
Indians at an elaborate ceremony
which lasted almost all one night.
While In Glacier Park the boys wore
the guests of the Great Northern Rail-
0i ue Trent J3 etwee n . .
5p?rry and j unwind Camp '
way officials, who took them on many
side trips usually not open to the cas
ual visitor. The boys saw so much that
they could not describe all the country
they passed through, but have vivid
recollections of a hundred happenings
which could occur only in that park.
Lloyd McDowell, publicity agent for
the Great Northern Railway, was one
of the boys' guides, ana introduced
them to many famous men who are
spending the Summer In the park.
With their nartv was E. W. Seyler. a
German artist, who came from near
Munich to study the coloring and beau
ty of the great park
DISCS MAY GUIDE
New Plan Now Advocated to
Regulate Street Traffic.
MOUND IDEA IS GIVEN UP
Circular Plates Bearing -vsafety
First" anfl "Keep to Tour Right"
Recommended as Warning.
Cost Slight, Officer Reports.
White and green enamel discs In the
center or street intersections ui uio
business district, where there are no
car tracks are now recommended oy
the city department of publio works
to regulate traffic and prevent traffic
violations. The discs have been pro
posed to take the place of mounds.
which were to have been built, out
which were given up when Mayor Al
bce protested against their use.
The new plan provides for a disc
three feet wide to be set in the streets
flush with the surface of the pavement.
In the center In green enamel will
be the words. "Safety first." On the
sides facing each of the four streets
will be the warning, "Keep to your
right," in white enamel. It is said
that no matter which way a vehicle
is moving the driver can keep within
traffic bounds by following the direc
tions "Keep to your right." which will
loom before him whlche-er way he
may be moving. The discs are calcu
lated not to obstruct traffic, inasmuch
as they will be flush with the pave
ment. While the costs of the discs have not
been ascertained, H. W. Holmes, of the
city bureau of highways and bridges,
says it will not amount to more than
a few dollars for each disc. The first
will be built at Sixth and Alder streets.
Arrangements have been made to try
out the chalk-line system for pedes
trians on Fifth and Washington streets
Tuesday morning. White lines will be
drawn over the intersection, showing
the courfre which must be taken by
pedestrian traffic. Traffic policemen
will attend to the task of requiring all
pedestrians to follow the lines over the
intersections instead of wandering
diagonally and In other directions over
the street, to the detriment of traffic.
Excursion Big Success.
The moonlight excursion given by the
Home Makers' Club, an auxiliary of
the Rose City Park Club, Friday even
ing was a decided success both socially
and financially. More than 200 guests
were on board. The lower deck, which
was artistically decorated in American
flags, was used for dancing, and the
Ice cream and pundh booth was a pop
ular place. The upper deck was used
for cards and light refreshments.
ALL POSTERS HELD ALIKE
Any Unsigned Campaign Literature-
May Cause Trouble.
Unsigned campaign posters of any
description are likely to brine severe
penalties upon the perpetrator, ac
cording to an opinion received yes
terday by Deputy District Attorney
Maguire from Attorney-General Craw
ford. Mr. Crawford had been asked
for an interpretation of the law be
cause of unsigned posters circulated
by the "wets" in the current prohibi
It was the opinion of attorneys for
the liquor interests that the corrupt
practices act did not forbid unsigned
campaign material, when a measure
was the subject at issue in an election,
but that the restriction was confined
to candidates. This view is held to be
$5000 Asked for Fall.
Damages amounting to 15000 were
asked In a suit filed j'esterday by L
L Delk against the Spring Valley Wine
Company and Moy Back Hin. It Is
alleged that the plaintiff fell on the
sidewalk at Second and Alder streets
July 20, tripping on an open cellar grat
ing left open by the wine company.
Delk's ankle Is said to have been dis
located and bones In his foot broken.
Moy Back Hln Is made defendant as
owner of the property.
DRAWING OF ENAMEL DISC WHICH WILL BE INSERTED IN
PAVEMENT TO REGULATE TRAFFIC.
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FACSIMILE OF BIOJT TO BB TRACED AT SrTTIl AJH AIDER
ELECTRIC CODE HIT
Wiremen Say Proposed Law
Favors Contractors Only.
OBJECTIONS ARE OUTLINED
Unions' Statement Avers Ordinance
Shows Ignorance or Ulterior Mo
tives of Committeemen
Who Fathered It.
Objections to provisions of the pro
posed new electrical cade which eleo
trlclans have asserted are proposed to
place the electrical business In a few
hands are outlined In a statement is
sued to the public by Local Union No.
48, of the Independent Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers (inside wiremen)
and Local No. 126, of the same organ
ization, embracing outside wiremen.
The statement was made public yes
terday. It follows:
"Since July 15 men prominent In the
eleotrlcal field of this city have been
more or lees busy explaining to their
friends and the public at large through
the columns of the press and by word
of mouth, that despite alleged charges
by the electrical workers and others
that there is on foot a concerted at
tempt to place the business of Inside
electrical wiring in the hands of a fa
vored few. that such is not the case.
"That this statement may serve a
double purpose, 1. e., to give the public
an Insight to our real objections and
to soothe reelings unconsciously wuunu
ed, we will state that we know the
men who have 'hollered' the loudest
to be of sterling worth and have found
them at all times ready to serve the
public to any extent consistent with
their own best interests.
Right to Protect Claimed.
"The electrical workers as workers
stand first and last for efficiency and
good workmanship, 'safety first' both
for the worker and the property owner.
We concede the right of the city to
safeguard the interests oi me com
munity as such, but we must Insist
that we are a part of the community
and in consequence have the right to
protest against legislation that will, in
addition to placing a heavy burden on
property owners and those who have
use for electrical apparatus, make us,
as workers in the trade, dependent
upon the benevolence of employers for
wages and conditions.
"We claim to be men and we require
no legislation to unionize shops. For
this we depend upon our own efforts
and if the bosses of this town wish to
organize an employers' union, we have
no objections, but we do most strenu
ously object to the City Commissioners
and electrical inspectors being made
business agents for them, as Is now
$ 100 Bond Objected To.
"First, the ordlnnace provides for a
$500 surety bond and an additional
$100 cash bond. At present only the
$500 surety bond is required. There are
now about 125 of these bonds on file
with the city. We have no informa
tion of any property owner who has
not been properly safeguarded to date
by these bonds. Hence, we must con
clude the $100 cash deposit is to make
the wiremen on the job more efficient.
If this be true we must conclude that
the ineflfclent wireman suddenly com
ing Into possession of $100 cash, Imme
diately becomes a Thomas Edison. If
this proves true we may soon expect
to learn of the trade school handing
out to would-be Marconis $100 bank
notes. The absurdity of this conten
tion is obvious.
"The appeal board provided for In
tho ordinance Is objectionable to us,
Inasmuch as we believe the burden of
proof of inferior work should be upon
the city. To the layman this may ap
pear an insignificant matter, but upon
investigation the subject assumes big
ger proportions. There is a wide gap
between theory and practice In the
electrical business and an inspector
prone to be technical with some par
ticular contractor can keep that con
tractor extremely busy submitting to
impractical, technical rulings or put-
A, .1 1 ... .i c nmrv ilO fees aS
tins up iijiu .
provided for in the section covering
this portion of the ordinance.
"Contractors Alone Benefit."
"In short, the electrical workers ex
pect to show ton all who may keep In
touch with this matter that it is in
fact, if not In intent, legislation that
will increase the cost of electrical In
stallation, reduce the extent of such
1 1 . i, nnri the use of electrical
energy, place the inside wiremen of
Portland in a position oi atjnuum nuu
only benefit the surviving contractors.
'The electrical workers are for a
bigger, better and electrically operated
D.n.nH w have the water power
necessary to generate electric energy
with wnicn to attract hiuusuicb m
"We hold that the installation, dis-
...k. , . i , . on .vnsuTTnntlnn of electrical
energy at a maximum is necessary for
n,AnaP anrial nnri Industrial nrosr-
ress of Portland and development of
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OUr State. will we aiiam ubho mo..,
mum by requiring of the theater own
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the manufacturer, the merchant and In
fact any consumer or electricity, such
extravagant assurance to society that
he will properly Install his electrical
equipment? Rather than give this ho
...hi m1 k(a VAlr thrnno-h some bonded
and rebonded shop or when impossible
to do tnis, ne win iwrco n.c ...
T..nrt,or hv comnetltlon for a job. to
file the required bonds.
'As a finishing toucn. in tneir en
deavors to provide 'safety first' and
protection to the property owners.
those wno rramea me omuiauto
tJt 1 tUamin tnot rpmrrllfiss of the
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by the city, that the city shall in no
wise be held responsmie lor tmcnur
l. if a fart1flcftte In Issued
on it by the city Inspection department.
in lace OI inu iuicbuihs o-iiu wma
will h. cnllerl to the atten-
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tion of the Commission by us, either
the committeemen wno mmereu iuc
ordinance must plead guilty to gross
inrinM or to ulterior motives. They
may take their choice.
"Local ITnion NO. 48. industrial
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, in
side men. EUGENE E. SMITH. B. A.
"Local Union No. l-'5. industrial
Brotherhood Electrical Workers, out-
lde men. a sxsitu duuiuii.
Through Portland Days
Among the many pleasures of a sojourn at this great
hotel, so delightfully situated in the Summer capital of
the Northwest, are the nightly concerts rcudered by our
symphony orchestra, under the direction of
Herr Waldemar Lind
Music throughout the dinner
hours in the dining-room, and
in the grill during the evening.
The hotel lobby is given over
to an orchestral concert on
Sunday Dinner 5:30 to 8
Breakfast 6:30 to 12
Weekday Luncheon 11 :30 to 2
Afternoon Tea 3:30 to 6
Table d'Hote Dinner 5:30 to 8
Grill Service Noon to 1 A. M.
THE PORTLAND HOTEL
G. J. Kaufmann, Manager
A Splendid Dinner
The Sunday rest, with dinner away from home.
Is enjoyable for the entlrr family, and alio
delightful way of entertaining Kiieota and
The coat for table d'hote dinner In the
Arcadian Uarden la even lean than the coat of
preparing a meal nt home. Served froan alx
MISS MYRTLE HfllV Allll and her Interna
tional Trio of Society Oanorra and Knlertoln-ra,
miss I'll vi. I. is i.ivro.v I'll i.o he sii.va.
NEVILLE FI.EESOW, and the fnmoua Irtah
Tenor, JOHN LYNCH. IIKI.I.KH'S Orrheatra.
Don't fall to remain nfterwarda and bear the
Heller Augmented Orchratra ;HAM KIM KHT,
In lobby, from eight-thirty until ten.
f LfirrnraLZ& Ant gr
in Town for a Few Days ?
FIFTH AND COM Mlllt s l RKETS
Six minutes' walk from the theater and shopping district. Two and
three-room furnished apartments with kitchen, bath, telephones. In
dividual balconies. Reasonable rates. Transient or permanent. Take
Jefferson-Depot car. get off at Fifth and Jefferson.
MUT CHARTERS SOUGHT
Mnrylanders, Vancouver! tes and
Polk Connty Men Want Rights.
The dynasty of the Order of Muts
seems likely soon to reach from sea
to sea, for Maryland now wants to
found a chapter. Members of the Mary
land Commission to the Panama-Pacific
Exposition were in Portland on
the memorable night that the Muts
bade farewell to the Orpheum. They
have sent to O. M. Hyland their appli
cations for membership and their re
quest for the privilege of founding a
chapter In their home state.
Vancouver, B. C, telegraphed Friday
a.nnniTiir that It was readv to found
a chapter with 25 charter members and
asking that the officers of the Portland
lodge assist in the Installation.
G. O. Holman, of Dallas, and C. A.
Wilson have applied for a charter to
found a Mut dynasty In Polk County.
LIGHTNER URGES INQUIRY
W. M. Whidden, Courthouse Archi
tect, Ready to Attend Investigation.
"Let us have a complete investiga
tion, not a half-hearted one," declared
County Commissioner Ughtner jester- .
day as he received advices from Ias ,
Angeles that W. M. Whidden, architect I
of the Courthouse, would return to I
Portland whenever required to testiry
before the investigating committee.
It was at the suggestion of the Com
missioners that Architect Whidden. of
the firm of Whidden & Lewis, was
asked to give testimony. It Is be
lieved that none other would be so
valuable a witness, as he Is said to
have a remarkably complete knowl
edge of all facts surrounding the Court
Mr. Whidden. upon being advised
when his presence is required here,
will come at once and aid tho In
vestigation of county affairs now under
way by the joint committee of the
Taxpayers and JNon-fartisan urasun
with his testimony.
$100,000 FIRMJS FORMED
McGinn Investment Company Incor
porates Others File Papers.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday by the McGinn Investment
Company. The capital stock Is given
as $100,000 and the purposes of the
organization are to do a general in
vestment business, erect and lease
buildings, lend money, purchase and
trade in property, etc. Anna M. Mc
Ginn. Anna M. Shea and Henry K. Mc
Ginn are the Incorporators.
Articles also were filed by the Mult
nomah Baggage & Transfer Company,
with a caTpital stock of J1000, which
announces intent to engage in a gen
eral transfer business. F. H. McCrea,
L K. Smith and I. Scharpf are the in
The Green Hills Water Company, the
objects of which are to furnish water
to Green Hills and Ziontown. also filed
Articles, with a capital stock of 13000.
John Bain and nine associates form
Freight s:iied Contract last,
The contract for the construction of
'.he proposed O.-W. R. & K. freight
hed at Tacoma has been let to O. r.
Larson, of Tacoma. at a contract prlc
of approximately 150,000. The proposed
structure will be one story high, of re-
nforced concrete construction iinrt vuv
iaO feet in dimension. The plans lor I
tho Tacoma building were prepared in
the Portland office of the chief engineer
of the railroad.
POISON O K f IVY r
I'na Santlseptlc Lotion. Instant relief.
Druggists refund money If It falls. 60c
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American Plan $3.50 a daj i
wiUcland concrete structure. Third
addition of hundred room! Jut com-
Sloted. Evary modern conrenience.
loderat ratal. Center of theatre and
retail dlftrlct. On carlloai transfer
ring all over city. Electric omnibus
meets trains and iteamart.