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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1915)
Till: SUNDAY OKEGONIAX, rORTXAND, APRTL" 18, 1915.
Figures Compiled by Municipal
Librarian Puts Rate, of
Taxation Among Lowest.
DATA TAKEN FROM 8 CITIES
Comparison for 3-Year Period Shows
Per Capita Expense Below Aver
age, AVitli Lead in Jtany Muni
cipal Activities Vet Held.
Compared to cities of corresponding
size on the Pacific Coast and in the
Middle "West. Portland has more than
held its own in permanent public im
provements, being rated second in total
outlay for such, improvements, accord
ing to a report which has been com
piled by Mrs. C. U B. Kelliher, libra
rian at the Municipal Reference Library
at the City Hall. The data has been
taken from the Federal reports from
eisrht cities for five years ending In
I $12. The Federal reports were issued
only recently and the preparation of
ttie table of comparisons has required
about a month's time.
in addition to the report on perma
nent improvements Mrs. Kelliher has
prepared a comparison of the depart
mental expenses of the various cities
for 1912, which is held by Sirs. Kelliher
to be an average year, showing that
Portland is among the lowest cities in
the rate of taxation and in expendi
tures and yet led by a big margin in
many of the municipal activities. In
cluding the amount of paving and the
expenditures for schools.
Conservation In Eipentea Shown.
The cities compared are San Fran
cisco, IjOS Angeles, Minneapolis. Seat
tle, Indianapolis, Denver, Oakland, St.
Paul and Portland. Of these cities
Portland expended a total of J13.10 per
capita, tor general expenses in 1912. The
highest per capita expenditure was
$22.49 for San Francisco and the lowest
was $13.01 for St. Paul, ihe average
per capita expenditure in all the cities
of the United States having a popula
tion more than 30,000 was $17.34. This
shows that Portland was under the av
erage by more than $4.
The rank of Portland as compared
with the other cities in the various
departmental activities shows that
Portland was censetvativo during 1912
in her expenditures. Of the nine cities
mentioned Portland was sixth In the
per capita, expense for police protec
tion; sixth in fire protection expense;
third in the cost of sanitation; ninth
in the cost of health protection; sev
enth in. the cost of highways; eighth
In the cost of charities; sixth in the
cost of schools; seventh in the cost of
libraries and ninth in the cost of rec
reation. The report shows that in expendi
tures for permanent improvements
Portland more than held its own dur
ing the five years ending In 1912. The
t ost of permanent improvements in the
various lines of municipal activity is
shown in the report in the lump sum
expended during the five years and the
per capita expenditure.
Tab Kept on Expenditure.
Tabs showing these expenditures
Kxpcnditures for sewers, sewage dis
posal plants, refuse collection and dis
posal plants and equipment, buildings
and equipment for the prevention and
treatment of communicable disease:
Total expen- expen-
Cily. ditures. dltures.
Sail Francisco $r.,!:.4.M7 $l:t.70
l.os Angeles . . 1.S67.002 3.3
Mtnnnapolis U.'JL'I.JISO ."..39
Seattle N.r.Mi," 31 5a
Tnrilanapulis -.t-VJ.4:itf &!f&
Tortla.nd .4'2,iz 1,26
Penver 2.6r.7Htf "12,b0
St. Paul , 425,032 6..1U
Oakland 1,20."., 195 .31
Expenditures for lands, buildings
and permanent tfluipment for hospi
tals, correctional and reformatory . in
stitutions: Per capita
""Total expen- expen
t'ity. dltures. dltures.
f-'n tvanclsco 42.4U0.o-10 $3.U0
T .n Angeles -, . . rtK.nri 1.56
Minneapolla .' 30VUV.1 IRA
Seattle li.(!l .0
3:;cilanapoliB c.u,i:;.i .31
rortuujd 4u. .in
Denver 3:;4,7,"m R2
fct. Paul . 12ti,2M . . is7
Oakland 6 ....
Expenditures' for parks, boulevards,
playgrounds and. .civic centers and all
buildings and permanent equipment on
.... Per capita
Total expen- expen
City. dltures. diturea.
Pan Francisco 813. 2S4 51.82
J.os Angeles 'C20.41J
Minneapolis 1.6H.r.sl 3 18
fcea.ttle 4. lint. 040 17:19
litlianapolls 017.39:: . 3 91
Portland 901, 4H2 4.37
Denvtr 3,548,800 17. 7S
St. Paul 444.323 2.05
Oakland 60S.977 4.03
Kxpendltures' for land, buildings and
permanent equipment used by the pub
' ' "Total expeT- ' ' expen
City. dltures. dltures.
San ITanciico $.4tS,042 $1S..M
J..os ATtg-eles ............ a. .60.1 , 8. SO
Minneapolis 3.S71.117 11. S4
h-eattle) ,70H,17." ll.I'.tt
Indianapolis 1.031. Kill 4.42
Portland 3.2Srt.7:i2 37. lo
lenver V,5:i.ltt2 7.22
Pt. Paul -l.A2tt.37a H 99
Oakland . 1.610.531 U.83
San Francisco Spends $45,017.
Expenditures for land, buildings and
permanent equipment for public libra
ries and museums:
. . Total expen- expen
City. dltures. ' dltures.
Pan Francinco $ 4S.011 I .10
Los Angeles 118.9119 .40
Minneapolis 13H.1I1 .43
Seattle 200.7r." .ST
IndlH-nanolla 2S2.US7 1.05
Portland ............. ....
Denver 40,S8t .21
Hi. Paul 47,440
Oakland 110,770 .72
Expenditures for the acquisition of
land and for the pawing and improve
ment of streets, roads, alleys, bays,
rivers and harbors, including docks,
viaducts and bridges.
Total expen- expen
City. diturew. dltures.
Sim Francisco Jrt,71.30l $1(1.14
J.os Angeles 12.lll2.SllK 29.P3
'Mlnneupolia 4.493,401 14.91
Heattle 19.743.210 JsH.84
Indianapolis 3,792,180 ltj.18
Fortland 20.2.';u,329 104.77
Denver . . . 4,ttfi4,0,sS " ill.oT
Ht. Paul 1.477.21 4 8.8T
Oakland 4,333,340 CSSH
Portland ranks among the lower cit
ities In the per capita taxation, accord
ing to the report. The following table
shows the total receipts in the cities
and the per capita taxation for five
years ended in 1912:
Total tax Par capita
San Francisco $44 287.007 $106.25
Lo Angeles 8tl.740.aiiS J 13. 41
Minneapolis 25.974 S21 S8.18
beattle 1W.017.1KJI K4.40
Indianapolis 14.0rt6,11il 62,34
Portland 17,363,017 S8-6T
Xnver 0.340.404 95.88
St. Paul 13.223.778 01.08
Oakland 10.H95.9.-1T 71.22
Governor Strong, of Alaska, reports that
til white population ot the territory is
estimated at S9.00O, an increase of 3000
over last year's estimate. The area is
&90.SS4 square miles, and the density of
population at the last Federal census was
one Inhabitant to tea square miles of area.
MUSIC OF GREEK GODS
TO BE HEARD AT HEILIG
Barrere Ensemble Will Visit Portland for First Time May 5, Under Direc
tion of Steers and Com an-
r. U? H If
A V til
J- r. AT-
TIE novel delight of becoming- fa
miliar with the tone-color and pos
sibilities of the flute, oboe, bassoon,
horn and clarinet will be experienced
by Portland music, lovers Hay 5, when
the Barrere Ensemble comes to the
Heiligr tinder the direction of Steers &
Coman. There is an indefinable, rap
turous beauty in the music of these
instruments that hark back to Arcadian
days In forest glade and meadow, when
the world was in Its Spring and man
kind was in a state of joyous inno
cence. Then Pan piped in merry danc
ers on the flower-sprinkled fields, and
the Greek gods visited the haunts of
George Barerre, who leads this -miniature
orchestra, is the greatest flute
player the world has yet produced, and
the other pipers are solo artists of
first rank, who understand their re
spective instruments as probably no
one else understands them.
It is fascinartlng study to trace out in
this web of music the slow, tender song
of the oboe, now melancholy, now
gay; the soft rich notes of its bass,
the bassoon, breaking in now and then
with grotesque humor like one of
Shakespeare's clowns, for the bassoon
has been called the buffoon of the or
chestra. One hears the noble, dreamy
music of the French horn, the call of
the clarinet with its wonderful capacity
for crescendo- and diminuendo, dying
away into the most enchanting pian
issimo in a sudden pause in the music
when all the other instruments listen
breathless to the melting beauty of its
And rising supreme above all is the
penetrating sweetness of the. flute, like
cascades of fairy laughter, for it is the
most agile of all the wind instruments,
and gives forth the highest notes of the
It is a great delight thus to trace
the individual characteristics of each
instrument, and become so familiar
with each one that its tones can be
immediately recognized in a moment.
Thereafter all orchestral music becomes
a new pleasure, for it is understood as
It never wu before.
The Barrere Knsemble gives many
little known masterpieces of genius by
Beethoven, Mozart and more modern
composers, which have never before
been heard in Portland.
165,000 CASE IS ENDED
ATTOH.MlVS FOR MISS MYRTLE
DAVIS ASK FOR IVON-SUIT.
Action Taken Before Railway Company
I'rearntja Testimony Showing; la- '
Following sensational developments
Friday In the suit of Miss Myrtle Davis
againts the O.-VV. R. & N. Company for
$165,000, Miss Davis yesterday took a
voluntary non-suit, abandoning her
case. No opportunity had been given
the railroad company to present the
testimony of railroad conductors, brake
men, porters and passengers summoned
from the East to prove that Miss Davis
traveled in company with Dr. M. J.
Buck, the Pittsburg physician who tes
tified in her favor.
Miss Davis alleged that she had been
injured by falling on the station plat
form at Union, Or., four years ago. Her
chief witness was Dr. Buck, who had
treated her. and who declared that the
fall lmd incapacitated her for life.
Cross-examining Dr. Buck Friday morn
ing; Attorney Cochran brought forth
the admission that the two had traveled
together In coming to Portland to pros
ecute the case against the railroad com
pany. When court' opened yesterday
morning the attorneys for Miss Davis
requested Judge Morrow to grant them
FUNERAL ( SET FOR TODAY
Redaien' Are to Attend Services for
George J. Erdner.
Funeral services of George J. Erdner,
who died at his home, 300' Kast Fiftieth
street. Thursday, will be held today
at 1 P. M. from Finley Chapel. He was
a member of "Willamette' Tribe. No. 6,
Improved Order of Red Men, and the
members of this -tribe will attend the
funeral. Mr. Erdner was 56 years old.
Ills widow, Mrs. Catherine Erdner, and
four children Katherine, Emma, Geo.
and Edward Erdner, survive.
Mr. Erdner was stricken with paraly
sis a year ago. He was born in Pitts
burg and came to Portland C2 years
ago. He was In the meat business for
many years. He was a member of the
Turn Verein. Knights of Pythias
CLEVER LITTLE MAID PARTICIPATES IN SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT
AND ALSO SPEAKS AT BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCHEON.
I -mm . 1, - ".. . Ti
Miss Helen Christians, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chris
tians, a eweet and clever child, recently took the part of Miss Muffet in the
Holladay School entertainment. -
In costume recently she also spoke -"Daffodils" at the Progressive' Busi
ness Men's Club luncheon. She carried an artistic shower bouquet of the
blossoms. She. is a black-eyed, black-haired little miss, -with a charming
MUT SPIRIT LIKELY
TO PERVADE NATION
Membership Begins to Reach
Out From Coast to Rocky
CONVENTION PLANS AFOOT
Preparations Being lade for nig
Part In Hose festival Show
Tomorrow at Hcilig Is to
That a great National order of men
united to serve their fellow men, am
bassadors of good fellowship and orig
inal optimists may be the outcome of
the Mut movement in Portland is not
unlikely. In the original band of Port
land folk who organized the Muts (n
a spirit of levity, membership has been
sought by piominent citizens of most
of the towns between the Roky Moun
tains and the Coast, and a cOiTVention
of delegates to a Grand Lodge meet
ing probably will be held in Portland
during July of this year.
Such a move is now afoot and prob
ably will be consummated with repre
sentatives present from at least 25
cities. t -
From every direction there comes in
formation that the doings of the Muts
as loyal friends of their town, dissem
inators of smiles, and' answering "here"
when the call from humanity is heard,
while "not taking themselves too seri
ously," has made a hit.
Kex Duty la Rose Festival.
The next movement in which the
Muts will have a duty to perform will
be during the Rose Festival. And in
preparation for that event and the fol
lowing Grand Iodge meeting, the Muts
will make their Spring opening at the
Heilig Theater Monday night, when
they will attend "The Candy Shop" in
a body and afterward publicly initiate
William Rock, foremost comedian of
William Rock and Maud Fulton, a
team which for a few years was among
the most popular funsters of vaudeville,
are in the loading roles of the all-star
cast of the "Candy Shop," while the
chorus and trend of the play mark It
as one of the most interesting produc
tions of several seasons. The produc
tion scored an immense hit when here
last season and is said to carry even
a stronger punch this year.
"All faithful Muts are expected to be
on hand at our Spring opening and to
let their friends know that we are
getting ready for another creditable
campaign alonff our own lines," said
Chief Mut William Strandborg.
Performance to Aid Treasury.
"We have purchased the entire seat
ing capacity of the Heilig on Monday
night for two reasons. 'The Candy
Shop' is a good show' and carries the
smile that we encourage at all times,
and it is sure to induce patronage. The
other is that if we sell all the tickets
our treasury will be in better shape to
enter upon the work of the year with
out levying an assessment."
The officers and committees of the
Officers: W. P. Strandborg, Frank
Cotftnberry, J. "Ed." Werleln, Charles
F. Berg, W. T. Pangle, George L.
Baker, W. C. Bristol, Frank B. Riley,
K. K. Kubll, F. T. Griffith. A. L. Fin
ley, A. L Stephens. John II. Burgard.
Dean Collins. Gus C. Moser, W. 11. Gal
vani, 1 E. Warford.
Membership E. B. Duffy, Thomas J.
Swivel, Fred Spoeri.
Stunts" R. W. Edwards. K. K.
Kubli, Harry G. Terry, Harvey O'Bry
an. S. S. Hewitt, C, C. Chapman, Mark
Smiles Rube W. Foster, II. W Metz
ger. P. B. Riley, Dean Vincent, George
Newsboys' Club Ivan Humason. C. A.
Malboeuf. A. C. Callan, J. C. Friendly,
W. C. North. x
- Big Brothers John H. Burgard, Ben
Selling, Guy W. Talbot, Emery Olm
stead. Dr. F. H. Dammasch, John S.
Bea.ll. William McMurray, F. M. Case,
W. L. Morgan, William Merriman. J. C.
English, V. R. Manning. II. R. Albce
Dorr E. Keasey, w. E. Coman, Edward
Boyce, Harvey Beckwlth, John H. Stev
enson, George W. Hoyt, Dr E. A. Mar
shall, Kurt H. Koehler, Eugane Brook
ings, F. D. Hunt, George W. Kleiser,
Judge W. N. Gatens.
FORESTERS FEAR 1915 FIRE
Plans lo Curb Destruction Jn pry
Season to Be Iaid.
Fearing that this will be an unusually
dry season and consequently one par
ticularly favorable for forest fires, the
Forestry Department already Is get
ting its organization in shape to pre
vent any wholesale destruction of for
ests this Summer. With this Jn view,
C. H. Flory, Assistant District Forester,
with headquarters at Portland, will
leave tonight for Tacoma. Wash., for a
conference with the representatives of
the Washington Timber Owners' Asso
ciation. Mr. Flory said last night that plans
relative to the patrolling of the Wash
ington timber would be taken up and
also the question of establishing look
outs, the division of the territory and
the placing of men.
"We plan to It-ave no stone un
turned." he said, "to place our force so
that we will secure the highest de
gree of efficiency. Our organization
must be planned greatly on the lines
of a city fire department, so that when
a fire starts we can get a force of
men sufficient to fight it on the ground
la the least possible time."
70 BALL TEAMS CAN'T PLAY
City Diamonds Not Complete, so All
Applications for Day Are Denied.
Application of 70 amateur baseball
teams for use of the city's new base
ball diamonds today, attest the fact
that amateur ball is going to thrive
this Summer. . Because the city's
diamonds are not completed alt cf the
applications were denied. The diamonds
will be ready for use probably next
Park Superintendent Convlil said yes
terday that applications for use of the
fields began to come in early last
week for use of the fields today. When
It was found that the fields could not
be completed by the- grading outfits
all the applications had to be rejected
Mr. Convlll's mandate stopped about
35 baseball games for the day.
Tunction City Planning Cleanup.
JUNCTION CITY. Or.,' April 17.
(Special.) Clean-up will be from May
4 to 11. The High School students are
making a list of the debris to facili
tate the work. The Commercial Club,
Women's Improvement Club and the
city officials are determined that thlB
year the clean-up week shall exceed
all previous efforts In efficiency.
An Entertainment Never Before
Seen on the Pacific Coast
Ice Skating in . the Arcadi an Garden
Beginning Tomorrow (Monday) Night
BESERVB TABLES NOW FOH DINNER
UK A1TEH-THEATEK SUPPER.
Professor Waltenberg, one of the
world's greatest art skaters and racers,
together with Professor Jas. Bourke.
Canadian Champion Ice Skater, and
Miss Marguerite Klrkreith, one of the
finest f'igure skaters, will appear Mon
day night for engagement in the Arca
dian Garden. .
This is most unusual act ever intro
duced on the Coast, and will far sur
pass any and all features of its kind
in the world.
The famous Apache dance will be
given on skates.
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Every Saturday Night
Will Be Carnival Night
Wr 1mo a pica no d to
iDOunif for M o d r y
proKramm the npprar
ftnc of Mmr. Florrnre
Kokrnhoft, It u i tt n
I a n 1m h l ezxo Hoprii no.
It of Drnmark 4rnnd
Opera 4 ompanj.
AImo Morrn, Tenor.
t-P REYNOLDS. VLttt Agr
W. H. DALY IS SPEAKER
GAKBVOK PLAXS MISCISSEU
CIVIC LKAGIK LUNCHEON.
Callectlon at Public Gxpeute Declared
Only Solution to Insure
Will H. L)aly, Commissioner of Pub
lic Utilities, in discussing at the Civic
League luncheon at the Multnomah
yesterday the issues that are to come
before the voters in the election in
June, expressed himself as favoring
the collection of the city's garbage at
Unlike the municipal water service
or a municipal lighting service, it Is
something that cannot bo left to the
option of the individual citizen, in the
opinion of Mr. Ialy, and it is something
that is vitally connected with the pub
lic health. .
"You can turn off a man's water if
he doesn't pay his fees," said Mr. Daly,
"but under a system of garbage col
lection based on a similar method, when
you stopped collecting the garbage if
the fees were not paid the garbage
would become a menace to the public
health. It is something that must be
attended to. Irrespective of the attitude
of the individual householders, and
hence something that can bo effec
tively handled only at the general ex
pense of the city."
Mr. Daly said that not more than 50
per cent of the garbage is collected at
the present time, and urged the neces
sity of a system that will insure com
plete collection and disposal in the in
terest of public health.
In discussing other issues he ex
pressed himself as favorable to the
Bancroft bonding act amendment, and
to the plan of reinstating suspended
citv employes in the order of seniority
instead of the order at the time they
II. B. Torrey, of Reed College, was
chairman of the day and J. F. Kerchen
was the only other speaker besides
SPOKANE MAN IS CHOSEN
J. M. l-'itzpatrick Klectcd Fresideut
of "L'nitcd Metal Trades.
J. M. Fitzpatrick, of the Union Iron
Works, of Spokane, was elected presi
dent of the United Metal Trades at the
ninth annual convention held at the
Commercial Club building in Portland
Other officers were named as fol
lows: First vice-president, Eugene
Roberts, of the Puget Sound Iron &
Steel Works, of Tacoma; second Vice
president. A. M. Clark, of the Columbia
Steel Company, of Portland; third vice
president, Eric Johnson, of the Seattle
Machine Company; treasurer. William
lrior, of the Oregon Brass Works, of
The visiting delegates were guests
of the Portland shopowners at lunch
eon and in the afternoon they were
guests of John B. Yeon, county roafl-
liiifik prtiand !
Wmmm Bids You Welcome
''tTsH'-lit?"u The 8rreat balconies- overlooking tho
jfkiX "f 'JM f 4 ! j" j courtyard are now open to the soft
To tJ- C&r i2ivr"!y airs r Prl""- A multitude of easy 1
,'S ti- ,5irt1'JfJ' chairs invite you to linger here in 1
',l!r??t!!r!"lT Ml supreme comfort. J
anaassMa-aggJli'''' This evening from five-thirty to elgh t I
0l wo will serve a sumptuous I
, TABI.B D'HOTH lINNEIt f
M AT l TUB l'LA'I't:,
I Service in the Grill Continues I
to 1 A. 2Vf. I
1 The Orchestra Will Play in the Lobby During f f
S ik. tha Evening. J f
KlB FUSa. 0l:- BB"' M'"W"X!iU-,H
fSaBBg'U 'gJ-vfcsia- iT
master, in a trip over the Columbia
Highway. They were Mr. Yeon's guests
at a dinner afterward at the Automo
Among the 60 delegates were repre
sentatives from Vancouver. B. C, Se
attle. Tacoma, Spokane, Portland and
GRACE APARTMENTS SOLD
Norllirup-Strcct Property Brings
Consideration of $35,000.
The Grace Apartments, at the north
east corner of Twenty-fourth and
Northrup street, were sold yesterday
for a consideration of 935.000. the prop
erty being bo ight from Mrs. Ada If.
Simpson by Frank Malmquist. Mrs.
Simpson accepted as part payment a
building located at Tenth and Clay
streets. ' ' ,
Mrs. Simpson was represented in the
negotiations by F. E. Taylor Company
and Mr. Malmquist by W. S. Pauleen.
The Grace Apartments Is considered
one of tho finest properties of its char
acter in the city.
this city, made an assignment yester
day to the adjustment bureau of the
Portland Association of Credit Men for
the benefit of Its creditors. Liabili
ties may amount to $125,000, it is said,
while the amount of assets had not
ben asrrrtstnrrt yetrdrv.
Mail Order I'irui Liabilities Large,
Rice & Phelan, a mail order firm of
REED COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN AWARDED SCHOL
ARSHIPS IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK.
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-Glen It. Johnson and Howard D. Barlow, members of tho senior class at
Reed College, have been awarded scholarships in Columbia University, New
York, and will take up courses of study there next September. Johnson has
won a scholarship In the department of sociology, while Barlow was awardt-d
the Richard Butler scholarship open to all college or university graduates
born in the State of Ohio. Barlow will take work In the department of
Mr. Johnson has done considerable research work and has published results
on three of tho problems on which he has worked.
Mr. Barlow entered Reed from the University of Colorado, where he did the
work of the freshman year. He baa been, director of the college chorus and of
the First Methodist choir.
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