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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1915)
LAX INSURANCE IS
BLAMED FOR ARSON
SNAPSHOTS OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO VISITED HERMISTON
LAST WEEK TO LEARN IRRIGATION NEEDS.
Judge Gatens, Sentencing 2,
Scores Policies That Are
i- Temptation for Fires.
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TTTE SIT NT) AT OTSEGOTSTAX, POTlTXATfU JUNE 37, 1915.
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STRICTER METHODS URGED
'Companies That Affably Jay
Losses" Declared Encouragement
to Crime Loss In United States
Held Greater Than Abroad.
Judge Gatens. in the Circuit Court,
yesterday charged Portland fire in
surance methods with responsibility for
the numerous cases of arson that nave
occurred in Portland during the past
year. The matter came up in court rn
connection with the sentencing of Earl
Mashburn and Philip Harris, convicted
Mashburn was sentenced to serve
from 18 months to three and one-half
years. Harris got a 3-year sentence
but was paroled. Judge Gatens said
he paroled Harris only because the
trial Jury had recommended leniency
in their verdict and later sent him a
petition asking special consideration
for Harris, whom they did not believe
to be of a criminal disposition.
After pronouncing sentence on the
two men, the judge then read a state
ment on the connection between loose
methods of insuring against fire loss
and the frequent arson cases reported
Arson Is Declared Fine Art.
Judge Gatens said: - "The evidence
brought out in these recent arson
trials, leads me to make a few perti
nent remarks at this time.
'"Fire making has become a fine art,
so carefully planned, so ably executed
and so complete the destruction of all
evidence of incendiarism, that detec
tion and conviction of this crime are
"In the main, it is no hard matter
to uncover the motive; not revenge
nor jealousy, but from a monetary
standpoint, made easy by our country
wide laxity in the issuance of insurance
policies and the liberal payment of
crooked losses, thus fostering a desire
tor Incendiarism. The agent who thus
makes it easy for the firebug by
issuing fire insurance policies without
investigation, is a danger to the state
and in. the interest of public safety
should have his license to do business
Kasy roller Termed Temptation.
"Nowhere else in the world Is the
firebug so active. In Europe, incen
iiarism does not exist, because iiuur
snce policies cannot be written with
out previous inspection of property and
inquiry into the character of appli
cants. Anyone in America can get a
lire insurance policy for the mere
asking, thus putting temptation in the
way of one so inclined or financially
ire insurance companies should
stop the indiscriminate granting of
policies and thus cut off the main
motive for arson. This Is the only
uieiaoo or removing a serious danger.
Many fires are the direct result of
financial conditions. An opportune fire
brings ready cash; it appeals with
Tjeculiar force to a merchant or house
holder embarrassed for funds who
considers that the most profitable
nethod of disposing of obsolete stock
or houseworn furniture is to sell it
to the insurance companies.
Rigid Investigation Urged.
"My observations, therefore, lead me
to express publicly that in my Judg
ment, there should be a rigid investi
gation into character of all applicants
for fire insurance and inspection of all
property to be insured before policies
ere issued and that insurance should
be limited to actual value. That active
co-operation should exist between the
fire department, fire marshal and
safety commission and underwriters
relating to the granting of insurance,
to licensing of brokers and adjusters
and In the investigation of character
of suspected persons applying for in
surance. "I fully realize that it is next to
Impossible to arouse public interest as
long as the fire insurance companies
affably pay the losses and it is, there
fore, my firm belief that a fire loss
should not be paid until the fire mar
shal has passed upon its legitimacy.
"The courts must recognize the work
carried, on by the officials and public
spirited citizens in educating the public
in. the conservation of human life and
the preservation of property against
fire and must punish unfailingly those
aespicame Deings Known as the arson
bug, souless, pitiless and murderous at
Aid in KUaiination Sought.
Arson, therefore, is a condition gov
erned only by the conscience and the
particular state of the bank account,
the most paramount incentive of which
"The crime of arson is on a par
with murder and treason and carries
a. heavy penalty. The man who com
mits arson Is a cold deliberate per
verted criminal. Arson cannot be com
mitted in the heat of passion, neither
by accident nor unintentionally. A
man who will deliberately set fire to
his or any other man's property to
destroy the same or to collect firs
insurance, is a man possessed of a
wicked, malignant and felonious heart
"Here in Portland during 1914, 16
lives were lost by fire and $1,762,493.46
In property. The per capita loss in
the United States in 1S14 was iZ.So,
while in Europe in 1913 it amounted to
only 3Z cents. In Portland in 1914 it
"The number of fire alarms In Port
land during May, 1913, was 134. while
the same month, 1914. through the
vigilance of the arson squad the num
ber of alarms were reduced te 75.
"The citizens of this city should do
all in their power to back up and
assist Fire Marshal Stevens and his
assistants 'n their efforts to suppress
WIFE IS, TAKEN IN HURRY
W. .1. Plover. Pullman Conductor,
Oets lirlile, but Leaves Her.
In between trains. W. J. Plover, 1045
East Twenty-e. sfbth street Xorth, found
time to get married Friday when h
was in Spokanf .
Mr. Plover ia, a conductor with the
Pullman Company, and the bride was
Miss Marie C. 'acobson, of Spokane.
Mr. Plover runs between Spokane and
Portland, and yesterday he reached
home too early ir the morning to tell
his mother, Mrs. M. Plover, the glad
news. When he ;awoka this morning
he broke the newt He had to board
his train before he bride could get
ready to eorne wit him. and she will
be brought on nis naxt trip.
The couple will make their home
t Mrs. Plover's residence. 1015 Fast
Twenty-eighth etreev North. Mr.
Plover Is 42 years olt and his bride
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Upper RepmentatiTe Skerley, of Ken
tucky (With Straw Hat), and Repre
sentative Ranah, of Indiana (In Hon
of Boat Klshlnjf on Cold Springs Res
ervoir. Middle Representative Byrne,
of Vennewee) Representative MoudelL
f Wjroming) Senator Lane, of Ore.
gun, and Representative Sinnott, of
Oregon. Lower Representative fitx
gerald, of Mew York, Chairman of the
Committee, Looking Like Colonel
Roosevelt Coming Oat of Africa.
COMMITTEE IS JSY
Federal Delegation Has Time
Only for Steady Work.
BANQUETS ARE DECLINED
Much Information Is Gathered on
Trip Through West and Claims
of Each Project Are Heard
In Meetings W ith Settlers.
Members of the Congressional ap
propriation committee who visited
Portland last week are enjoying their
trip through the West and gaining a
lot of first-hand knowledge about ir
rigation at the same time.
Their schedule calls for a- tour ex
tending over a period of six weeks
and they are required to be on the job
every day. They do all their traveling
at night and cover almost as much
territory by automobile in daytime as
they do by. train at night. Neverthe
less, they are standing the strenuous
experience quite well and few of them
are required to hold out to recuperate.
Representative Fitzgerald, chaisman
of the committee, was compelled to
stay in the cars at Klamath Falls as
he was threatened with an attack of
typhoid fever. He took a vacine treat
ment and was fully recovered by the
time the party reached Yakima Tues
day and Hermlston last Wednesday.
Weather Readiness Complete.
Mr. Fitzgerald is prepared to meet
every emergency of the weather. He
carries an outfit of woolen underwear
and an overcoat for the high altitudes
and a regular African jungle makeup
for the hot places. At the Hermlston
Inspection he wore his African cloth
ing. With the gray helmet, tortoise
shell eye glasses, dark red mustache
and prominent teeth, he appears not
unlike a certain prominent Colonel
emerging from the African jungle.
Inasmuch as the schedule calls for
long automobile rides, beginning at 8
o'clock every morning, Chairman
Fitzgerald has canceled all banquet
engagements. He argues that mem
bers of the committee are not apt to
be in fit condition for work if they
are required to sit up until midnight
every night eating banquet fodder and
listening to a lot or dreary speeches.
The only social engagements ac
cepted by the party are those offered
MEMBERS OF FAMILY OF FOUR GENERATIONS MEET AT
SIRE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY.
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RIGHT TV. L. ACIvLES,
ii. ti. MAY'S AND GEORGE ACKLES.
At the 83d birthday anniversary of George Aekles, held at his resi
dence. 367 East Thirty-seventh street. May 30, four generations of the
family were represented in the gathering. They were, besides him
self, his son, N. L. Ackles, of 102 East Twenty-fourth street North:
Mrs. G. G. Hays, 781 Wygant street, a daughter of N. L. Ackles, and
her son, Graydon Hays.
The elder Mr. Ackles came to Oregon in 1865.
at midday and then only when they
are arranged in connection with hear
ings on irrigation projects. Thus the
committee members have the. oppor
tunity to entertain the Congressmen
and present their arguments for Fed
eral aid at the same time.
Once in a while a member or two
of the committee breaks away from
the main party and enjoys a little
fishing where the fishing is good.
Representative Shirley. o Ken.
tucky. is an inveterate fisherman. He
and Representative Rauch. of Indiana,
got up early at Hermiston last week
and rowed out over Gold Springs res
ervoir where the water for the Uma
tilla project is stored. They had little
Pleas Heard Are Varied. '
As a rule, however, all members of
the commitee get out over every proj
ect visited and make persinal investi
gations. The Federal Government is
paying the expenses of the trip. When
the party gets back to Washington it
will prepare a detailed report for sub:
mission to Congress.
The committee seems to welcome
visits by farmers and others having
legitimate Irrigation projects to pre
sent, but gives scant consideration to
other proposals for Federal aid. And
they meet with all kinds of proposals
every day. One fellow in Arizona
wanted them to legislate to prevent
his mules from straying across the
Mexican border and getting corralled
by "greasers." At San Francisco a
party of suffragettes tried to break
up a meeting with farmers so that
they could present their propaganda-
Harvey A. May, of Monkland, Head.
WASCO. Or., June 26 (Special.)
Harvey A. May, son of Mr. and Mrs.
I j. D. May, of Monkland, Or., died at 9
o'clock Friday night at the home of his
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MASTER GRAYDON HAYS, MRS.
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Of Groceries From I
Powell and Sanders
of Spokane, Wash.
15c Fancy Sugar Corn, per
10c Choice Sardines, can.,. 54
30c and 35o Tea, pound X5J
lOcAtmore's Mines Meat... &6
JOc Coltoa Tomatoes 5J
15c Baylese Mustard Horse
Be Jones' White Soap 3
10c Heinz' Pork and Beans 6
20 -Mule -Team Borax, five
pound package 35J
10c Campbell's Boups. 4j
30c Coffee, three lbs. for...50$
8c Prunes, very fine, lb... 4t
10c I. X. Lu Chicken Tamales,
f 1.25 Holla nd Herring, per
. keg, only T5
15c Kaislns, the pound. . .'. . TVi
16c Apricots, the pound.,,. SC
15c Currants, package. .. . .lOeJ
10c Figs, the package 5C
8a Rice, the pound 4c
7cBeaD8, the pound 5t
Arm and Hammer Soda at.. MJ
15c Colgate's Talc Powder.. 7J
Tea-pound can Wedding
Breakfast Sorghum for75
Ten-pound can Clover Maple
Syrup for , 65
Peaches, Apricots, Pears, Ap
ples, Cherries, B 1 a c k b erries,
Grapes, Loganberries, Plums,
Pumpkin, Rhubarb, etc., gallon
cans, your choice, per QO
can... AH Groceries Guaranteed
28 BARS QUIT IN JULY
NUMBER IX PORTLAND REDUCED
TO 29S AS LICENSE TIME ENDS.
Three Restaurants and Two Wnole-
aalera Alo Omit Liquor Sale Fee.
Lower Rent Offered Some.
Twenty-eight saloons in Portland
will go out of business July 1, having
failed to pay their license fee for the
last half of the year. Time for mak
ing ths payments expired at 6 o'clock
Friday, but checks mailed prior to that
time were received up to noon yester
day. When all the licenses were
checked over It was found that 28 sa
loons, two wholesalers and three res
taurants were missing. These win go
out of business July 1.
The list at saloons dropping out is
greater than had been expected. Fri
day night there were three saloon&i
with checks on deposit to protect taera
until Saturday, when they intended de
ciding whether they would stay in
business. They all dropped out on
Saturday. It is said many places were
kept in business by reason of land
lords cutting rents. There are 298 now
Following is a list of the places that
failed to renew their linces: H. B.
Besseleu, 335 Flanders; 11. H. Connor,
130 Third; W. F. Dignan, 76 Sixth;
Doyle & McBride, 154 Fifth; N. P. &
S. M. Folen, 201 Morrison; Nels W.
Johnson, 35 North First; W. Kremer,
268 First: Harry Lord, 468 Glisan;
Owen Matthews. 75 North Sixth; W. T.
Murrin, 331 Morrison; Piluso & Bruno,
301 First; Efo Sclaadt, 101 North First:
Max Thies, 128 Fifth; J. F. Wendel, 212
Morrison; August C. Burmeister, 123
Grand avenue; Costanizo & Gaultieri,
3?0 First; C. L. Doty, Room 210 Cham
ber of Commerce; Fisher & Cochran,
575 Sherlock avenue; A. Forbes, 207
Morrison: C. L. Kline, 249 Fifth; Theo
dore Kruse, 125 Broadway; A. Matson,
523 North Twenty-fourth; A. Moser, 113
Grand avenue; McCarthy & O'Donnel,
406 Hawthorne avenue; John Ralson,
120 JSorth Sixth; Joe Sikich, 220 Burn
side; Weaver & Walls. 201 Alder; W. C.
W oodson, 547 Hood.
Wholesalers and rectifiers which did
not .renew: Fleckenstein & Mayer
Company. 68 Second street; Thomas
Varwig &. Son, 231 Front.
restaurants that did not renew:
Theodore Kruse, 125 Broadway; Joseph
B. Penny. 143 Tenth; Hon Chong Lung
lvee company (grocer), 60 (Second; Lee
Pong Kee Company, 73 North Fourth;
Fred L. Wing, 107 Sixth.
BOOSTER CLUB WILL MEET
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Portland to Be Considered.
Plans for the Improvement of South-
cast Portland will be discussed at
meeting of the Southeast Portland
Booster Club at Brooklyn Library Hall
Thursday, Ju(y 1. The club held a
meeting Friday, at which a great deal
or life and public spirit were shown.
Several committees -were chosen to
have charge of the different branches
of work carried on by the organiza
The committee on music for the
Brooklyn Park eonsi
bur. C. F. Treichel,
Mrs. Grant and Ben
rt tha rvi npnvom t
sts of A. L. Bar
Mrs. T. Retzloff,
On the improvement committee are
Ben Amsterdam. W. T. Fleskes.-C. F
Treichel, Mrs- W. A. Hemleben, Mrs.
T. Retzloff and Mrs. H. Pettinger.
POLK ROAD WORK PUSHED
County, Communities ajid Private
Citizen? Join Efforts.
of several small
Sample Stock Now on Sale at
SIMONS SALVAGE STORE
Here's a sale that makes itself welcome because the merchan
dise involved is of. high grade, from the famous house of MAR-.
SHALL FIELD & CO. It's a sale that's doubly welcome because
PRICES ARE HALF and less than half of that asked by depart
ment stores. Be here tomorrow and see these offerings.
35c . V. --IiWbm 1 11 . $15.00
Child's ' ' ,. , , yr ? . Ladies'
Rompers 10 ' . s Suits
g " 1 , ' - POUNDS OF .'.i j g pa m j-
IOC MS U G AR'
Child's tj Ladies'
Parasols rtu n u .- ,H Parasols
2. . With Purchases if J-
I -j " 0f 50c or over ia . 1 M fift
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Oresses and Skirts
$2.00 Ladies' Summer Presses. 98
$3.00 and $3.50 Ladies' Summer
$4.00 Ladies' Summer Dresses. $1.C9
$5.00 and $6.00 Ladies Summer
$7.00 and $8.00 . Ladies' Rummer
IM0N SALVAGE ST0R
J. Simon & Bro.
bridges in various districts, grading and
extensive rolling, ' more graveling, and
additions of connecting roads are the
accomplishments of the Polk County
road force this year. Early in the
Sprifig, when the first clear weather
came, men were iset to work with the
scrapers and the rough places for years
were placed in permanent shape for
County funds became available and
in order to insure a uniform system of
road improvement the direction f the
work was placed in the hands of one
man, J. W. Finn. At present more than
150 men are working the roads, hauling
gravel and constructing small bridges.
Private work on the roads has been a
dominant feature in Polk County's cam?
paign for better highways this year.
Farmers have graded many roads and
applied gravel and communities have
set aside good roads days, when all in
habitants have aided.
Oregon Native Dies at Age of 6 8.
SHERIDAN, Or.. June 26. (Special.)
C. O. Burgess, of this place, died at
his home on Mill creek last night at
the age of 6S years. He was a promi
nent real estate man of Yamhill and
Polk counties. He was a native of
Oregon and had lived for the most
part of his life on his ranch on Mill
creek. During the last year he under
went three operations. He is survived
by his wife and three children. The
funeral will be held tomorrow and in
terment will be made in the Harmony
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DR. E. G. AUSPLU3SD. Mgr.
A Good Set of Teeth So I Can Chew
COME TO ME FOR THE TEETH--
No matter who you are or where you live, I can satisfy you and save you money.
I publish a, price list and live up to it. All our patients and their friends say,
'"What beautiful dental work! And so very reasonable."
We Give a 15-Year
We Are Alwaya Baay. Because Our Saceess Is Doe to the Fet That We Do the Very Best Work at Very Low
In the Two-Story Building.
$1.25 to $1.75 House Dresses.. 690
$1.50 Wash Skirts 750
$1.75 to $2.50 Wash Skirts 950
$3.50 Dress Skirts., $1.75
$5.00 Dress Skirts $3.45
$6.00 Dress Skirts $3.95
$8 to $10 Dress Skirts $4.45
1 JITNEY ASKS PERMIT
LONE APPLICATION MADE, WITH
ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT.
New Ordinance Provides for Drivers to
Be Examined and Cars Inspected.
Many Are IBxpected to Quit.
Although pnly three days remain for
Jitney drivers to make application for
permits to operate' under the new jit
ney ordinance, which goes into effect
Thursday, only one driver so far has
applied. He is B. Sciilefar, who ap
plied yesterday for a license to oper
ate a, jitney on the South Portland run.
The jitney ordinance requires that
before a jitney shall be driven the
driver must make application to the
city for a permit and must undergo
an examination to determine his abil
ity to drive a car, and also must per
mit an inspection of his car to ascer
tain the efficacy of the parts essen
tial in operation with safety.
In the application the driver must
designate the route he intends to fol
low. After July 1 it will be necessary
for the Jitneys to give reliable service,
starting at 6" A. M. and running until
10 A. M. and from 3 P. M. until 11
P. M. During those hours the Jitneys
must follow 'their routes and maintain
A good mind so I can think. A hand that will work.
A heart that will love !
Examination and Estimate of Work Cheerfully Given
Flesh-Colored Plates $10.00
Good Plates 5.00 II 22k Gold Crowns. .$3.50
Porcelain Crowns, S3.50
Gold Fillings $1.00
Corner of Sixth and Washington Streets, Portland, Oregon.
60c Muslin Combination
$1.00 Muslin C o m b 1 n a tlon
Suita, . . 45S
$1.00 Princess Slips 49
jl.SO Princess fclips TUc
$1.75 Princess Slips. Si)f
25c and 35c Corset Covers. .13
50c and 75c Corset Covers. .2J
S5c-$1.00 Corset Covers. .. .42c
$1.00 Muslin Nightgowns. .. .4 So
il. 25 and $1.50 Nigrhtgowns.
$1.75 and $2.00 Kightsowns. .&iic
S5C Muslin Drawers 14)
50c and 75c Muslin Draw
ers. . . .................2J)e
$1.00 Muslin Drawers i'Jc
One lot of Child's Drawers...?
65c Muslin Skirts 2
75c to $1.00 Muslin Skirts.-4c
$1.25 to $1.50 Muslin tikirts. .Hiie
$1.75 to $2.00 Muslin Skirts.. SDC
CHILD'S WHITE DRESSES
75e Child's White Dresses.. 29
$1.00 and $1.50 Child's White
$2.00 and $2.50 Child's White .
$3.00 and $3.50 Child's White
Dresses. SI. 25
EVFANTS' WHITE DRESSES
60c and 75c Infants' White
$1.00 Infants' White Dresses..49tf
$1.50 and $1.75 Infants' White
Dresses 79 J
CHILD'S FANCY DRESSES
35c and BOc Child's Fancy
75c and $1.00 Child's Fancy
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$1.25 Child's Fancy Dresaes...59e
$1.50 Child's Fancy Dresses.. .75
$2.00 and $2.50 Child's Fancy
$3.50 and $4.00 Child's Fancy
Dresses , $1.59
BOYS' ROMPER SUITS
25c and 35c Boys' Komper
60c and 75c Boys' Romper
$1.00 Boys' Romper Suits. -49c
$1.25 to $1.75 Boys' Romper
$1.58 and $2.00 Infants'
$3.60 to $5.00 Infants' CoaU.-.SSC
a schedule. They can be put out of
business for failing to maintain a
schedule or for leaving the routes.
C. S. Gallup, who has been appointed
jitney inspector, established his office
at the City Hall yesterday and made
arrangements to conduct the examina
tion of drivers and cars as applications
come in. He says he expects many of
the jitneys to drop out, because they
cannot operate if they are regulated
to the extent provided by the new or
dinance. He says, however, many au
tomobile drivers who are in the busi
ness as a business and not merely as a
side issue to some other business will
Teachers to Take Examinations.
MONMOUTH. Or., June 26. (Spe
cial.) Seventy-five teachers of Ore
gon, attending the Summer session of
the Normal School here, will take the
state teachers' examination to be held
in each county next week. The body
has attempted to change the place of
the Polk County examinations from
Dallas to Monmouth, to accommodate
the large numbers here.
CARD OF TIIAXlvS.
We wish to extend our most sincere
thanks and appreciation to our many
friends, members of G. A. R. and Re
lief Corps for their help and sympathy
during the sickness and burial of our
wife and mother, Mary Campbell.
tSigned) J. H. CAM PBBLU
Adv. .1. II. CAMPBELL. JR.
22k Gold Bridge. . .$3.50
Painless Extracting 50
cial.) The erection