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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1915)
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. TORTLAXD, 3IAY 23, 191.'.
PROBLEMS ARE NOT
SOLVED BY METERS
DARING PERFORMERS TO BE SEEN IN SELLS-FLOTO CIRCUS.
For Boys and Girls
Experts Agree Devices Only
Delay Time for Laying of
Opinions of Portland Men Re
garding Irrigation Claims
Sought by Officials.
Well Selected Books Most Appropriate
Choose from Portland's Complete
Stock of the Best Books
I COST IS $100,000 A YEAR
CHANGE OF LAW PROPOSED
; Money Neccbsary for Mr. Daly's
l'roiioscd Citj-AVide Metering
I'lan Held Unougli to Fi
nance Construction Work.
C. Li. Smith, Agriculturist for O.-W.
K. & . Company, Suggests More
.Cultivation lu Lieu of Kesi
dence for Men on Salaries.
Through books, as in no other way, you reach the mind and
heart of the recipient a great opportunity is yours let us help
you use it. Whether the sum you wish to spend is large or small,
you will find a most suitable gift in Gill's superb collection of
ancient and modern literature.
FOR THE GIRL GRADUATE
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TIIK SIBTKR I'RUHLEM IX A
Mayor Albee, who opposes the
I'aly wnter motor scheme:
asks, "Why curtail water used
on lawns and gardens only to
(lump the saving into the sewers
at the reservoirs?"
Commissioner Dieck, engineer
in hydraulics, nays watPr meter
plan is ridiculous extravagance.
Two-thirds of Bull Itun River
KOffl over the spillway at the
hoadworkp. One-third jiocs into
the pipeline, tine-eighth of this
goes into the sewers on reach
Commissioner Daly's own fig
tires fhuw cost of city-wide
meter system will average more
than S 100.000 a year for 15 years
anil much more- thereafter.
All city's water engineers and
Commissioner lJaly concur In
statement that meter system
merely holds off time when re
inforcements will have to be
made to system of water mains.
Annual cost of meters would
finance immediate construction
of $1. 350,000 In reinforcing mains. .
Amount spent for meters will
be dead loss, inasmuch as meters
wear out in 15 yearn, requiring
replacement in that length of
In short time all the reinforc
ing mains said to bo necessary
now will have to be built, even
if city is metered.
Kngineers say all low-pressure
troubles could be solved at small
fraction of cost of meters.
"Water meters do not permanently
solve low pressure or water ebortage
problems. They merely stave off the
time that additional water mains be
come necessary. This in effect is the
positive statement uttered n many oc
casions and printed in many reports
nnd other documents by r. r. Clarke,
the. city's chief water engineer; by Ed
win Taylor, assistant engineer; by all
other engineers in the Water Bureau
nnd by Commissioner Daly himself.
Kven now. in the heat of a meter con-
; troversy, they do not deny that it is a
It has been declared by Engineer
Clarke that had Portland been metered
the need for the second Bull Run pipe
line might have been held off for a few
years. It would have been absolutely
necessary by the present time, meters
or no meters, he says.
Reinforcing Main Similar.
The Name applies to the reinforcing j
structed now if the city is not metered.
"They will have to be built some
time," says Engineer Clarke. "A city
wide meter proposition will undoubted-
ly hold off the time. But it is true that
they will have to be built some time,
even though the city is metered."
Actual figures have been produced
(based upon the estimates of Commis
sioner Daly) showing that the cost of a
city-wide water meter system in Port
land will average more than 5100,000
;; a year. This amount will be expended
to stave off the time when reinforcing
mains will have to be constructed.
Money Will Finance Work.
. This same amount of money each
year .would finance the immediate con
.. struction of reinforcing mains to cost
$1,250,000. It would pay the interest
and provide an adequate sinking fund
,. for a bond Issue in that amount. It
.. would pay the interest on an issue of
$2,500,000 or nearly as much as has
, been rfpent for mains In Portland in
the last four years, which has been the
biggest construction period in the his
tory of the Water Bureau.
Instead of getUng busy at once and
-constructing such reinforcing mains as
may be necessary, it is proposed to ex
periment with a meter system. It is
proposed to expend $100,000 a year to
stave otf for a matter of from two to
five years expenditures which will have
r to be made in spite of the meters.
:. Helicf Kanlly Poxslble.
The only parts of the city affected
j In any degree by low pressure during
the record hot spell of last Summer
2! were the Pxmjnsula districts, a part of
Sellwood and 'a few scattered neigb-
borhoods on the outskirts of the city or
;'ln the Heights. Reinforcing mains
could be built in these districts and
!i everywhere else that there might bo
'. I a shortage for a small fractional part
of the cost of a city-wide water meter
system. The entire Peninsula district
will be relieved this coming Summer
by a 30-inch reinforcing main now be
In addition to two-thirds of Bull Run
Ttlver going over the hoadworks in Bull
Run Canyon, thus furnishing an over
abundance of water, plans are being
made for a storage basin at the bead
works, whereby 500,000.000 gallons of
water can bo stored. This is more than
five times as much water as can be
placed in all the reservoirs In Portland
combined. This storage plant is to be
Two-thirds of Bull Run River goes
over the head works. An eighth of the
one-third that is piped to Portland is
dumped into the sewers when it reaches
boy needs cycle for job
: AsMH-iatrd Charities Makes TMea for
!i; Reserving Youth.
!? Poor Richard's saying, "For the want
tjof a nail, the shoe was lost; for want
2! ot a shoe." etc., has recurred to the
It minds of the attaches of the Associated
H Charities, and an appeal has been sent
; out for a bicycle for a needy boy, who.
for want of a bicycle, will lose his
job, and for want of the Job will be
;jin actual distress.
;J The boy has come to the notice of
;;t!ie Associated Charities, and, inasmuch
j;as he is deserving, the Associated
Charities has askct anyone having a
wheel and willing to lend or give it to
the boy to call Alain 7051.
-::mel g. johnson to wove
j: Automobile Healer Will T.ook After
;; Onn Interests In Seattle.
Mel G. Johnson, manager of the
; Portland agency of the Howard Auto
; Company of San 1-ranclsoo, Coast dis
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tributors for the Buick machine, has
resigned his position, effective June 1,
and will leave soon thereafter for Seat
tle, where he will devote all. his time
to his own business. He will bo suc
ceeded litre by tieorge H. McCutcheou,
now in charge of the Oakland branch
of the Howard Oomnanv.
Mr. Johneon lias been a resident of
Portland for four years and a half and
is one of the best-known automobile
dealers in the city. His only reason
for leaving Portland, lie explains, is
that the Seattle field offers him- op
portunity for developing his, own busi
ness. For the last three years Mr.
Johnson has been associated in Seattle
with A. S. Hldridge as agents for the
Buick. in charge of the State of Wash
ington and Northern Idaho. .
JURORS URGE RETRIAL
A. I.. Clark Case to De Heart Soon,
Saya Mr. ( oilier.
Inquisitors Evenly Divided aud Six for
Conviction on Ballot-Kraud Charge
Call on Prosecutor.
When the jury trying the case of
Albln L,. Clark, charged with ballot
frauds, reported a disagreement at 1
o'clock yesterday morning, six men
stood for acquittal and six for convic
tion. They were absolutely deadlocked!
members of the jury said, and not one
man would budge from his position.
The six Jurors who had stood for
conviction called on Deputy District
Attorney Collier yesterday morning
and urged that the prosecution be car
ried through. Mr. Collier said he
would set the case for retrial next
Tuesday, if that arrangement was
agreeable to the court.
Air. Collier also said .that ' Daniel B.
Culhane and James X. Linn, indicted
with A. L. Clark, will be prosecuted.
"I regard this disagreement as a
victory for the state," said Mr. Collier.
"If it does nothing else, this prosecu
tion will serve as a curb to any other
attempts of so bold a nature to . per
petrate ballot frauds."
Unless Judge Gatens refuses to set
the retrial Immediately, a new trial
will be started immediately following
that of Hazel Tackles on Monday. Mrs.
Tackles is charged with shooting at
her husband during a trial before
Municipal Judge Stevenson in Morals
Court on April 29.
Mr. Collier said the jurors who
called on him expressed their disap
proval of the fact that a tabulated
list of the ballots cast in Precinct 37
was not admitted as evidence. The
list was prepared by Walter V. Geren.
special agent of the District Attorney's
office. It showed the list of ballots
with a mark opposite each altered vote.
7 0 Teachers Guests at Bcaverton.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kvarts W'eed
yesterday entertained at their home in
Beaverton 70 members of the Portland
Educational Association. After view
ing Mr. Weed's gardens, the party was
served with luncheon on the lawn.
If. .1. Smith Is to Lecture.
H. J. Smith will lecture at Arion
Hall tonight at 8 o'clock on "Is There
a Spiritual Side to the Socialist Move
ment?" rORTL.tMl 1HMVKSS MW
AU RKSIDKNT 4 Y12ARS
Ferdinand Zimmerman, promi
nent pioneer business man of
half a century, after an illness
of 24 hours, died Friday at his
residence on East Twenty-first
street and Broadway. Mr. Zim
merman, who saw two years of
active service in the Franco
Prussian war, was born in Weis
kirchen. Germany, and was 68
years old in April.
Forty years ago he established
himself in business in Portland.
In 1876 he married Miss Nina
Seelig, of Hof Vrselthal, Ger
many, who survives Mr. Zimmer
man, with three daughters and a
son. They are: Miss Christel
Zimmerman. Mrs. J. H. Kloster
man, Fred Zimmerman and Mrs.
Charles A. Prevost, of Pasadena.
Cal. The funeral will be held
from the Church of the Made
line, in Irvington, tomorrow at 9
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CIRCUS HERE TODAY
Big Parade Tomorrow to Open
Two Days of Thrills.
GIRL USES HORSE AS "GYM"
Flips and Feats in Air Arc Per
formed llish Above Animal's
Back Daring Shown by Train
ers in Tricks With Beasts.
Chamoised, shining wagons, lions
and tigers with rosin-rough voices,
horses with marcelled manes and tails
and contortionists with marcelled
muscles: clowns and cornets, tumblers
and tubas, elephants and elevated
stages, peanuts and padrooms, spielers
and splendors all these things added
together mean that" the circus has
come to town. .
And by "the circus," of course, is
meant the Sells-Floto circus and Buf
falo Bill's Original Wild West, which
today sends its fluttering banners
atop the "big top" poles out at Twenty-fifth
and Raleigh streets, as It
takes its day of rest before the ex
citement of four performances, mati
nee and night, beginning tomorrow
For tomorrow and Tuesday are to be
circus' days in Portland, with every
thing from roaring animals to the
careening, old Deadwood stagecoach,
wobbling around the hippodrome track
before the attack . of the wild, be
painted Indians and the rescuing Buf
Parade to Be at 10:30.
And of course there'll be a parade.
'Twouldn't be quite natural without it.
So it is that tomorrow morning at
10:30 o'clock it will come shining and
glittering forth from the lot to traverse
the downtown streets, with Buffalo
Bill at the beginning and the brass
lunged calliope at the end. After
Well, after that will, of course, come
the opening performance, and accord
ing to the promises that have been
made, there's much that Is worth see
ing this year. Among the exciting
things is to be the riding of Rosa
Rosaland. who ascends from six to ten
feet above- a galloping horse as she
turns airsets. somersaults and "flip
flops" with as much speed as though
she were an acrobat upon the ground.
Incidentally, the work of Rosaland
is to be made more interesting through
the fact that her horses will work in
a raised ring, several feet , above the
Rosaland doesn't end the attractions.
There's a baby elephant and three
herds of grown up ones.
AO Clowns Arr With lum.
There are 40 clwns with Horace
Webb, at the head of them. There Is
Rhoda Royal and all of his horses.
There is Captain Dutch Recardo who
bites lions on the ear and then sticks
his head in their mouth and dares them
to bite him in return. There are Dev
lin's Zouaves; and the Nelson Family
and the Flying Lafayettes and but
why should the list be gone through?
They'll be in the parade tomorrow,
even to Buffalo Bill b'mself. who is to
lead the pageant on its trip through
the downtown streets. . ' ,
As is customary with Sells Fioto. a
downtown ticket office is to be opened
tomorrow morning at the Owl Drug
store, where a special representative
of the circus will remain during the
two days of the performances here.
Tickets are to be sold at the same!
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prices 'charged at the ticket wagon
on the showgrounds.
BATTERY A ELECTS CAPTAIN
Charles Helm Is Chosen to Succeed
H. X. Welch, Kesigncd.
Charles ' AV. Helm, who has been
First Lieutenant of Troop A cavalry,
was elected iCaptain of Battery'A, field
artillery, at a meeting of the battery
Friday night. He succeeds Captain H.
IT. Welch, who resigned. The election
of Captain Helm was unanimous.
Captain Helm has been connected
with Troop A since its organization in
this city. He has been considered olio
of. the most popular officers in the
National Guard of this city. Captain
Helm is superintendent of the L'nited
States Laundry in this city.
St. Johns Circle Klects.
Mrs. R. G. Brand was elected presi
dent of the Central School Parent
Teacher Association of St. Johns, at
the meeting held Thursday. Mrs. Opal
Crecraft. a teacher of the Central
School, was elected secretary, and Mrs.
W. Moxon treasurer. The president
will appoint committees at the next
Alberta anthracite. 90 per cent car
bor. no soot, is real good coal. Adv.
tiOEH TO KI"T "
fj it - , t
John T. Kramer. .
"We sail from Halifax' tonight
for Liverpool If a torpedo don't
get us first." Thus wrote John T.
Kromer. of 6605 Fifty-fifth ave
nue Southeast. Portland, just be
fore he boarded a British trans
port at Halifax, X. S.. May 1 as
one of the Canadian volunteers
bound for the front in Europe.
The letter -was sent to Dr.- M. B.
Marcellus, City Health Officer.
, Mr. Kromer, who formerly was
a Sergeant of the first class of
sanitary troops of the Oregon
National Guard, Is well known in
Portland, having lived here many
years. Remaining: behind him to
spend many anxious days is his
wife and other relatives residing
Mr. Kromer joined the Oregon
National Guard several years
ago. when the sanitary troops
first were organized. He was
honorably discharged last year
and in September, 1914, he en
listed in a company of Canadian
vo'.unteer3 at Esquimalt, B. C.
Plans for removing pome of the re
strictions surrounding se'Iers on Gov
ernment irrigation projects now are
under consideration by officials of the
Interior Department at Washington,
D. C. who are seeking advice on this
subject from interested persona in Port
land. It is proposed, if possible, to amend
the present law so that actual resi
dence will not be required of .settlers.
However, it is expected that some
other requirements, in lieu of residence,
be enforced, and it has been suggested
that this take the form of additional
cultivation or other improvements.
A. A. Jones, First Assistant Secretary
of the Interior, has written to ". I.
Smith, agriculturist for the O.-W. It. &
N. Company, for advice on the subject.
Mr. Smith, among others in Portland,
believes that the present requirements
are too severe and that they actually
prevent settlement of the land instead
of aiding it.
In response to the question, "Is a
residence requirement under the recla
mation law, for the purchasers of water
for private lands, desirable?" Mr. Smith
replied as follows;
Salaried Men t'onnMrred. a
However desirable it may be to have
a residence requirement for settlers on
reclamation projects. 1 am satisfied that
developments -would be much more
rapid and the actual residents on such
projects -"materially benefited if some
provision were made whereby Individ
uals of limited means, holding salaried
positions, vould secure units on the
reclamation projects looking toward fu
ture occupntioir as homesteaders. Such
claims should be limited to a single
unit and the claimant be required to
make certain anntial improvements in
the way of crops, buildings, fences, etc.
These regulations should be somewhat
more exacting with non-resident than
with resident claimants."
The next question askett by Mr. Jones
was, "Should the residence require
ments regarding homesteads be re
tained?" and Mr. Smith replied that
final proof should be made only by
In bis next question Mr. Jones aked.
"If residence should not be required at
the time of signing a water right con
tract under the reclamation act, should
it be required at a later period?" to
which Mr. Smith replied aftlrmatively.
"If the residence clause should be
abolished, would It be desirable to have
an additional requirement as to culti
vation?" was the next question, and
Mr. Smith answerou likewise, in the
Railroad Officials Consulted.
He amplified his answers with the
following statement, which he prepared
after consultation with officials of the
company and th'jr Portland persons
who are inteersted in the further agri
cultural development of the state:
"There are a great many people of
limited means occupying salaried posi
tions who. if tbey could secure a unit
under the reclamation projects, whether
by making -monthly or quarterly pay
ments, and bring the land generally un
der cultivation, could at the end of
three to five years have the place in
such condition as. to provide a livelihood
for themselves and families.
"The labor of improving such claims
could be done largely by residents, to
whom the money received for such
labor would be of material assistance
in developing their own holdings. It
would be no hardship on such claimants
to have an additional requirement aa
to cultivation to offset the handicap of
actual residence, until such time as the
claim had been brought under cultiva
tion. "While I believe that final proof
should be dependent upon actual resi
dence. I can see no objection to allow
ing an assignment of claim, subject al
ways, however, to actual residence of
the claimant before final proof could be
Kcv. C. X.. Cline to Speak.
Rev. C. K. Cline. of Portland, will de
liver a lecture on "Abraham Lincoln"
today at 11 A. M. in the Gresham
Methodist Church. He had given this
lecture before the students of the Ore
gon Agricultural College. State Univer
sity and elsewhere.
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the associations of i-chool days
Selections From the Standard Author, in Poetry or
Prose, leather bound..., ;
Illustrated Gift Books Kile-. Tennvson, Omar Khay
The Standard Poets Longfellow, Tennyson, Scott and
rainty Oift Books, charmingly
with good thoughts
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"The King-hip ofSelf Control." and similar books, bv
W. G. Jordan.... -j:,c
"The Prize of Life." and t-iniilar books, bv W ilfred T.
Grenfell .' ;;,e
The Poets l.nnerellou . Kipling. Whittier. Shake
speare, etc., leather binding 7,',c
Inspiring Hooks by Marden, Larson. Woodrow Wilson.
Van Dyke and others fine
Standard Authors Kipling, .Mark Twain, Pickens,
l'oe, clo 7,,p
Good Stories by Modern Writers, Such as Churchill,
Wright. Beach. Taikington, etc.
The J. K. Gill Co., Booksellers. Stationers and
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LENIENCY IS ADVOCATED
Jim.i: kavaai;h to ivi;sti.
UATK KORKCLOSIRK SLITN.
Court Mm llardHhlp s orkrrj on
I'oor People Buying Momen, and
l.awytrN Are irnrd,
AU mortgage foreclosures brought
before Circuit Judee Kavanausrh here
after will be investigated by tue court
to see if an injustice is not belnir done
on account of the difficulty of ralKinjg
money during- "times of great utre.sa
for many poor people who are buying
. Judyre KavanauRh made bin attitude
on this subject clear in a statement
rroin the bench yesterday morning, lie
urged leniency and "forbearance, in
view of existing conditions."
Judge Kavanaugh taid:
1 fetl It my duty in give mowial intention
In these times to the entry of tWduIt de
cree, especially in the cse of foreclosure
of mortgaifeK and tlte vtnet forecloHure. of
contrma for the purchase of real property.
1 recognize that these are turns of great
strees for many poor people who are huy-
ins noiTies ana nave Deen able to pay only a
part of the purchase nri:e: ITnon in vH-
gation of tome cases I have found that om
unionunaie people liavr. Buffered defaults to
be entered axitinit them because Hiy had
no money to pay counsel, or to provide for
an appearance In court; and in some cusf
were about to Buffer the loss of considerable
equities in their property.
So I am constrained, by reason of the con
dition of theye tima, thy difficulty of
IS ALL PAINLESS NOW
DR. E. G. AUSPLUND. Mgr.
All the dentists in this office are
given a definite salary, which is
more Can they could make run
ning a single chair for them
selves. Our specialties are treating
Pyorrhea and making teeth with
out plates if you have two or
more roots in cither jaw.
We also make plates to restore
expression and prevent shrinking
By our Analgesic method we
can extract, fill, crown or remove
live nerves without pain.
lectr o-Painless Dentists
IN THE TWO-STORY BUILDING
COR. OF SIXTH AND WASHINGTON STREETS, PORTLAND, OR.
bound and brimming
curm v employment, u nd the Ik y htirdrMin
tht many arc retjutrwd to I'ir, to ihmKo a
Personal tnetlf?attan, if possible, of ul!
lliew vjtnrn t-frc the parties ai roiU'lurt'O
by the entry of a default. I would like Co
say to counsel that tlny. loo, have a duty
to be especially Informed of the conditions
existing in eaili cane. to t hut wIumi iin att
ribution is made for default thy may b
abit to advise me more fully of (h- con
ditions undT m hit li t bo K-fe tidants at
l'erro'i who hold mortsaireft should exer
cise forbearance in lew of the ettttiK con
ditions; and 1 feel it my duty now to arivt
you in advance that I Hhul ex(Mct ample
advice when an application for d fault is
made, and in the. exercise of discretion I In
tend to withhold entry until I mio advlnd
that the parties have no Intent ion to imtkM
an u pprarance. When pro pert y is sold at a
lorrc Insure sale, it seldom bi inKfl the trui
market value, and the- dfcndan:s may. in
such circumstances, lose an equity th;tt
particularly valuable to t hem, nd which
miffht be preserved If a Ttttlo time and op
portunity were Riven to dispose of the prop
erty at private sale.
Jcnts Young IVopIc J'ilc-c-l.
Tlur rent.s Yotinj; People' K idr-ration,
made up of aocltiet of the Methodist.
Kvangelical. Kriends and Baptist
churches of I-ents, ha elected J. Sanger
Fox president. II. M. FJlacV: ice-prcHi-dent.
Ed wl n Norene necretniy. J. Nt
rent treasurer, and Minn Kva Bii-choff
publicity manager. Uniel Swanson was
appointed chairman of the public met
!ng committee and 11. M. Hlat-k chnir
man of the nocial committee, which
will have charge of the join t picnic
to be held July 4. The officer tt th
federation will constitute the executive
There s always something ailing
about trc timid hponge who demands ;t
mcdh'Hl excuse for his boo.e.
is payinff for it, these hard
times. We are making that very
easy for you by our Kxtra Special
Reduction on all work.
This will enable you to have
A LI, YOUR TEKTH FIXED FOR
VERY LITTLE MONEY!
Give a 13-Year
Dentists came and go. but the
Old Reliable ELECTRO j
PAINLESS is always with
you. Don't forget that.
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CIALISTS J Examination and Estimate of
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Good Plates ?.. OO
Porcelain Crowns .$;I..")0
Gold Fillings , $1.00
22-k. Gold Crowns S:J.."0
22-k. Gold Bridge $:t..0
Lady Atlendant. All Work
Warranted 15 Years
We Are Always Busy Because
our success is due to the fact
that we do the very best work
at very lowest prices.