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THE OREGON DAILY , JOURMALV PORTLAND. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 19. 1909.
LARGE HIGH SCHOOL GLASS TO GDADUATE
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" !5 V? which began today, but the number will r ' V. ' f jfT "
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l&K tratton at the beginning ot the lt rtll V ""Vij - -
WB i-- term being M. . , , . ; Vfcfc wV jt '
Stewart MacDonald, President.
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Louis Pinkham, Sergeant-at-Arroa.
'Crsduattng- exercises for the class of
June, latM, Portland high School, will be
; held Tuesday evening. - June M, 'at 'the
First Congregational church, at the cor
ner of Park and Madison streets Judge
J. B. Cleland will deliver the principal
address and Mrs. Bltton. president of the
" city board of education, will present the
diplomas. The mueto will be- furnished
by the Ukm quartet, utner aetaus
of the -program -hare- not -yet- been ar
ranged. -' "
' The class of June." IMS, is the largest
. ever graduated from the Portland high
school. The exact number will not be
known until after the examinations.
which began today, but the number will
be In the neighborhood of to, the regis
tratton at the beginning of the last fall
Officers of the Olaas. - -
The officers of the class are Stewart
Macdonald, president: 'Mlu Butb Ounl
way, vice-president; Miss Marion Ogden,
secretary: Earl Marshall, treasurer, and
Louis Pinkham, sergeant-at-arma. ' The
clase Is not only large In numbers, but
large' in attainment, it having made, as
a whole, a high record in scholarship
The Individual records of the best stu
dents are also exceptionally high.
The class has also wot unusual dis
tinction In all other academto activities,
In athletics, debating and high school
Journalism, Harry Cason, Kouts Pink-
ham, Carl Ganong, Will Kilts, Stewart
Macdonald. Leo Puffy and Bam Robinson
have all won honors on the track, dia
mond or gridiron. . In the To Logelan so
ciety, the boys debating club, Olen
Brledwell, George Duffy, George Wilson
and Earl Marshall have each served as
president during the past year. ... The
Phtlolexlan society. In which the girls
match their ability In forensic, has
been presided everby. Ruth Dunlway,
Marlon Cummins and Ethel Tnarke.all
June graduates. . ;
During the past terra Clarence Allen,
editor, and Maud Mullay, .associate ed
itor, have produced the best high school
monthly. The Cardinal, that Portland
has seen in years. The final-edition, to
be out on Commencement day,. 'will be
bound in -pressed leather and wilt be
the largest aver produced by" a - high
school class. :
Besides the Commencement-day exer-'
rises there- will be a number of other
functions givii in honor of the graduates.'
On the nth the Incoming seniors will be
the-hoster-the occasion- being a trolley
ride to Estacada and a dance. On June
n, at the home of Miss May Sheehy, one
ef the members, at S15 Eleventh atrest.
Miss Sheehy and Miss Florence Davis
wHl entertain, a class at luncheon.- On
Marion Ogden, . Secretary.
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EAST SIDE JOIHS
Suburban School Districts Vote
' In Favor of Annexation to
City District. - r
MRS. SITTON GIVEN ' .
:r VERY HEAVY VOTE
At Result of Election Over Two
hottagiil Pupils, Are 1 Add'
Portland's School . Population
Events of the Day on East Side.
-Kesult ef sjoboet Bm
For DirectorMrs. I' W.
: ton. IS2. :
Consolldatlon District No.
(Mount Tabor) Yes III. no tt.
Consolidation District No. St 0
(Woodstock) Tes 219. no 7,
' Consolidation District No. 4T .
(ArleU) Tes 116, no 78.
Consolidation District No. 44
South Mount Tabor) Tes 114. . 4
no 7t. . '
Four suburban school districts and
1.S00 pupils have been added to the
Portland district by the election held
yesterday afternoon in the city and in
the .country districts.
These districts are Mount Tabor,
South Mount Tabor, Arleta and Wood
stock. There was little oppoelttdn to
the annexation of these districts either
In. the districts themselves or in the
city. In South Mount Tabor, however,
there was some opposition.
At the same election in the city, Mrs.
I W, Sltton was reelected echoor dt
rector. No other name was on the
ticket. Only I2J votes were cast in
The formal taxpayers'- meeting last
f IS itUght waa adjourned to - meet Decern
Iber 87. 1 . .
So- little Interest was taken in the
niTBAXOIA ABTS AbTAKMTA . MMB
qvid it ranc roxs. .
Earl Marshall, Treasurer.
June 17 the Phllolexlan society will give
a mutton-chop ' plenlo In honor of the
June graduates who are members of the
society. The' alumni wilt probably also
arrange-a. -reception to take place at
some time after commencement.
During the last - half year ' the June
class has ' given. a number -of. enjoyable
social affairs. Among ether things
clan part tt- the- flneet ever, was given
on February 15, and a successful class
play on June . Last Friday class-day
activities took the form of a hay ride,
a trolley ride and a boat ride, followed
by a house party near Oregon City.
CLOSING ARGUr.lEUTS ARE MADE
Matter Now In Hands of Com
mittee Which Will Meet Mon-
-r day to Formulate Reports-
CAS PLANT WILL BE -
INSPECTED BY THEM
, Orezonian fs Mildly Arraigned by At
torneys of the Corporation, While
McGinn ' Declares Charges Made
' Have Been Proved by Testimony
rgumentsinJhe. gSS Jnves tt-
gatlon were -preeen ted - lat -nl gilt by
Henry E. McGinn ror tne uregonian ana
J. N. Teal and C E. S. Wood for the
rtlsnrt Gaa rompanyPubllaJnterest
In the investigation begun . several
months ago seemed to have fluled out.
as there was no. one present except
thoss especially interested, the- commit
tee attorneys, gas company officials
and reporters. ,
The whole matter Is now In the hands
of the committee, which will meet again
Monday to consldsr what report to
make to the city council. - The commit
tee will first Inspect the gas plant,
after which the report will be prepared
and submitted as early as possible. '
KeCHna Opens Argument. :
Attorney McGinn opened the argu
ment with a general arraignment of the
gas company In which the strongest at
tack wa made against the legality of
the franchise now held by the . com
pany. McGinn .argued that the gas
I charter had come to the present com
pany tnrougn many iransrers, none or
which" had been made with the per
mission of the legislature.' Therefore,
he declared. It would be. within the Jur-
' ladlrtlon of the committee to recom
mend that the council advise the dis
trict attorney, to begin proceedings to
regain the franchise for the people.
If this were not found advisable he
lif ged'hat-a-recotroneridatton- bar made
to the eouncll to request ths legislature
i to remodel the -charter to provide for
' the regulation of public service corpora
. tlons. :
; A brief submitted by Teal and Wood
dealt more specifically with ths charges
-as made by the Oregonlan and with the
points coming under the Jurisdiction of
the committee; as defined when It was
appointed J by the council. r The
attorneys -for . the - gas . company
declared that the question as to whether
or not the franchise 1s held legally- was
wholly outside the Jurisdiction of the
committee. The committee was ap
pointed to consider whether or not the
charges were excessive or the quality
of the gas poor.
The contentions of the Oregonlan that
this wss the case had been disproved.
The company attorneys -admitted that
there had always been some room for
complaint, but . that the company was
doing Its best to remedy matters and
would continue to do so In the future.
The committee was asked to dear fair
ly with the company and -Its stockhold
ers as fellow; taxpayers and cltlaens.
'Attorney MrGlnn Said In par
It is my belief thst there has never
been . another corporation for which
things have been made so easy as for
this one. . For -47 year It has been ope-1
rating - under - the powers given Mr.
Green, 'and the first thing to be deter
mined Is what this company paid for
Its plant. It is my charge that when
Green 4V Leonard transferred their plant
through' promoters to the present com
pany the latter did not pay a solitary
dollar for It All they did was to Issue
11.000,000 in bonds and 11,000,000 In
The amount they paid tn bonds and
stock we do not know. When Mr.
Adams was asked about this he told us
It was none of the people's business.
But we have a right to know whether
it was a bona fide Investment. When
they first came here they said thsy
would tell us all; that all of their busi
ness hsd been fair and above board, but
when we ask a vital point we are told
that It Is none of our business' by arro
gance that would credit VanderbllV the
publlo-be-damned.' or H. H. Rogers.
These men have got to think that the
public has no rights whatever.
"Why did not Mr. Adams answer that
Question? simply because ne knew that
the answer would be against him. If
he replied truthfully he would have Im
plicated himself In business that was
dishonorable,- In my- eplnlon, They are I
perfectly willing to talk of the reorgan
laatlon, but not of the organization. If
It was rotten in the first place, It was
rotten all through.
The representative of the Oregonlan
also read the testimony of various wIV
nesses to show that the charges of the
' Every policyholder is v an owner in
the company; all profits of the-busiiiess
go to them. Perfection in life Insurance,
Home office, Commonwealth, building, Sixth and '
Ankeny streets, Portland, Oregon.
A. L. MILLS, President ; '
i L, SAMUEL, General Manager. CLARENCE S. SAMUEL, Asst. Mgr.
company were .excessive and the quality
of the gas poor.
- The argument of Teal as "Wood was
summarissd as follows::--
"Originally the charges on which the
Oregonlan laid the greatest stress were
"1. That the gas comparer had Inflated
Its stock in the last two years to the
amount or., noo.ooo,
' "This charge was admitted to be un
"t. That the company required de
posits from Its customers for meters.
whlen amounted to 167.766.
"This charge was shown to be untrue.
ana tne total amount on hand as guar-
an tees for payment of bills wss found
to be but I8.780.JS, and that the cus
tom of requiring deposits in' such cases
is not only proper, but well nigh uni
Beoepttom Zs Denied.
"I. That deception was used-by the
company In connection with Its slot
meters; that 6,000 of them were in use,
using from 1,000 to 2,000 feet of gas a
month, ' and that-the. company filched
and stole from .the consumer 70 cents
a month on each meter, a total of 13
600 a month, or a total steal of 641.000
a year.- , r
"These charges were - shown to be
A. It was shown that no deception
"B. It was ' shown that the total
numoer in use on January vio,was
but z.307, and tne amount received In
the month of December, 1S06, the sum of
I z.3 4 6.19, and ror -the year 1 06, 1 2 J,
676.81. - : - . . .
"4, That charges were made for set
ting meters; that it encouraged its
workmen to cause leaks, etc.
"These charges were shown to be
without foundation, and It was further
ahown that the company during the
year 190S expended the sum of $4,011.01
for setting meters, ths sum of 12,
629.11 for adjusting and repairing me
ters, the sum of 13,140.62 for inspec
tion ana adjustment, the sum of 1S.634
for plumbers' Jobs, gas company's Jobs
and miscellaneous work, and the sum
of 61,244.70 for cost and Inspection.'
' Oreronlaa Zs Amlgaed.
The Oregonlan was mildly . arralrned
in tne rouowing language:
The foregoing, other than the com
plaints of Individual consumers, were
the ones dwelt- on brthe Oreronlan.
They were accompanied by epithets of
me most insulting kind. . The comosnv
and its employes were, called 'grafters'
so many tlmss that it became a by
word. It was charged with 'extortion.'
'stealing, 'theft,' fllohlng snd "bunko
Do outrageous and extravagant
were tne charges or the Oregonlan that
it Is. not a matter of surprise that an
Impression exists that the right on the
company -WH s: deliberately atarted and
systematically . prosecuted, for" personal
reasons and to gratiry private resent
ment. - - - ......
"When , the investigation- commenced
the Oregonlan, In the role of complain
ant, absolutely abandoned the charges
It hsd mads and relied on and attempted
-to change its. bass by creating a great
uproar about nothing, and by this
strategy cover Its failure to make good
on the charges It had made.".
Zles at OorrsJlls."Tr - -Corvsllls,
Or., June 16. The fu
neral of 'the ', late Mrs. Richard
Turner, who died - In this city at. 1
o'clock yesterday morning; occurred at
p. m. today, at Buena. vista, Polk
county,": where the ' remains were taken
this morning for burial. -- r"
Mrs. Ida M. Turner waa born In
Louisiana, Missouri, January 6, . 18(7.
Hhs was married to Mrs. Turner at
Pleasant Hill, Illinois, February 20,
1(77. They came to Oregon 31 years
ago,.. residing at. Albany. . Pallas, and
then coming te Corvallls. In girlhood
dsceased was Mies Ida M. Bakes, She
was a member of ths Rebekab and Circle
lodges of Dallas. ' The survivors are the
husband, a son, Bert Turner of Nevada,
and a daughter, Miss Lulu -Turner of
election that one precinct. No. 12, re
turned an empty ballot box to the school
clerk's office, as no one bad appeared at
the polls to vote
Following are the reaults in the four
districts which had petitioned ror an
nexatlort to the Portland district:
Woodstock, No. 26. annexation, -yes
62, no 6. - Mrs. Anna Poole was re
elected director and Mrs. Carrie MoCade
elected clerk. 2-' ' -
Mount Tabor, No. T aftnexat!on.yea
El no none: P. P. - Dabney was-reelected
director and George Buttle was
South Mount Tebor, No. 44, annexa
tion, yes 6, no 22. K. H. Herron was
elected director and James Corbln clerk.
L Arleta, No. 47, annexation, yes 61.
Mrs. A. W. Miller was eiectea airecior
and J. T. Iludglns clerk.
The total school population In these
districts is "3.676. The -enrollment of
those who have been attending school is
nearer 1.300, however. The debt of the
Mount Tabor district Is (16,000; cash
on hand, (36. South Mount Tabor, cash,
641. Woodstock, debt, . (2.S00; cash.
$2,600. ; Nearly 61,000 Is due the dis
trict on taxes. Arleta, cash, $1,018; no
debt. - '
Montavllla, which did not vote on an
nexation on atccount of a dlf feren6e In
the legislative act for annexation, will
turn In $1,600. It is said.
The votes on consolidation will be of
ficially counted by the district boundary!
board, composed or me toum uitji m
tendent and the county court, then the
orders Issued by which these four die
trtots are. snnexed to the Portland dis
trict. .. .... - " : "
Ten thousand volts of electricity shot
through the body of Jack Lockwood, a
lineman employed by the Portland Gen
eral Electrto company, yeaterdey after
noon at Union avenue and East -Ash
streets, killing him Instantly. 8hortly
after (o'clock Lockwood asoended one
of the high poles to add. another wire
to the network already laid. A few
momenta later his lifeless body was
lowered to the ground. Patrolman
who saw mm ascena ne
be made by the business men of this
district to require the Portland Railway
t company to expedite, their work along
union avenue, ,
Ihowliur the Iower of this Wonderful
- yreeoxipttoa Over the Z4loo
' For nearly a generation the people of
thla country have known Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, during) which time proof of
thousands of cures by this remedy has
been published and confirmed and not
one person has been harmed in the
slightest degree by their use. The pills
contain no opiate, narcotlo or stimulant,
nor any drug which could Injure the
most deHeate-eonstitutlon ...
' Two cases In ons family Is a credit
able showing as to the efficiency of
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills in disorders of
the blood and nerves and the following
eaeee may eaallj Ue TIlVesTIgated by the
- "For over a year," says Miss Char
lotte Van Salisbury of Castleton, New
York, "I suffered from neuralgia and
palpitation of the heart.. My skin was
pale and sallow and I was troubled with
dlxxlness, fainting spells and tits of In
digestion. I Was very nervous and
. would. jtsrt attheL slightest sound.. At
times a great weaknesa Would come over
me end on one occasion my limbs gave
.way under me and I fell to the aide-
walk. . - -
"Of course I was treated by our local
physicians anoT also consulted a noted
docttfr at Albany, but nothing they gave
me seemed to benefit me. One day i
read In a newspaper about Dr. Williams'
Pink PUIS for Pale People and I imme
diately gave them a trial. I soon felt
much better and my color had begun to
return. I continued using the pills and
by the time I had taken eight boxes 1
was entirely cured.
"My sister, Sarah Van Salisbury, suf
fered terribly from anaemia. She was
pal and thin and we feared that she
would become a victim of consumption.
She tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale People and in a short time she be
gan to gain In strength and weight.
She Is now strong and well and we both
heartily recommend Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills to all who ara in 111 Ktalth." . ...
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by
all druggists or sent, postpaid, on re
ceipt of price. (0 cents per box, als
boxes for (2.60 by the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Scbenectary, N. T. De
scriptive pamphlets free on request
.. Ground wag broken yeatsrday on the
Improvement, of Portsmouth - avenue.
This is the Isrgest contract for street
Improvement that has been let on the
Jienlneula, involving $10,000. The street
s to be graded and sldewalked for more
than a mile. - :
' The suit of the Portland Trust com
pany against John Dickinson was. tried
yesterday . afternoon In the east aids
Justtr oourt a nd - resii 1 ted in a verd lot
for the. defendant. This wss a case
wherein the Portland Trust company.
aa agent, sought to recover possession
of a rooming-house at No. 16, East
Third street. 1
WILL LET CONTRACT T
FOR BIGGEST SURVEY
"Olympla, Wash.7 June 18. Twenty bids
were submitted to the surveyor-general
of this city today for survey of the Col
vllle Indian reservation. Several weeks
will be consumed In examining the bids
before the contract -will be awarded.
This Is .the largest contract for survey
ing ever offered in Washington by Uncle
Sam and Includes 76 townships or In
round numbers 1,(00,000 acres of land.
There Hure about 6,000 miles of lanes to
be surveyed and the contracts call for a
certain amount of preliminary work to
be sccompllahed this summe
Mrs. Brad way Bead.
Eugene, Or., June 16. Mrs: Elisabeth
Bradway, aged 66 years, died at the
home of her son In Eugene Sunday
night of typhoid malaria. She wae a
well-known resident or tne city. She
leaves two sons, P. O. Bradway. Of Eu
gene and J. W. Bradway of South Da
Vacation - is not far away we're - showing Boya
Suits especially ; adapted for just such strenuous
-wear as a vacation suit is always subject to. All
styles are represented, including some very artistic
JvwtlaT-Ourpri are. tCmptiwg.
Suit $2.15 TO $10.00
Full line of Children's new Wash Suits. Just .the
- 1111110; for summer... .. .. ....."J. ...50) up
TAStZTZ, the wABDHsT ZSXAITD' in the SOTTTX 1111, Is a most at
tractive place to spend one's summer vacation. 6k iCAJUtVOSA galls)
from San Francisco, July 1. with a party ef happy people on their way
- to wltn the unique native fetes that take-place July 14. The 8k 6V -.
HaifQ6A will remain over In the harbor six days, affording ample
time to make the trip around the Island and visit the native villages, -Clement
Wraggs, the famous writer. In his "Romance of the South Seas,
"Says "Tahiti Is ons spot worth while In a tour of the world." (116 Is the
flrst-clsss rate San Francisco to Tahiti and back. Good hotels in Tahiti
at (1.60 to 68 per day. . Write for circular to
OCEANIC S. S. CO.
cautious In making his way tnrougn
h iiv wires. Ha had been warned by
tot Mitchell, foreman of the crew of4
linemen, that the top wire was neaviyr
charged. Foreman Mitchell saye that
hearing a slsillng noise Just after
Lockwood wsnt up the pole, he looked
up and aaw him lying astride a live
wire, seemingly dead. Mitchell, start
ing up the pole, called to several of his
crew to rouow. tjran
. L . . 1 .1 . A
wooa tney saw mat ne wm uu. a
rone was secured and the body low
ered to the ground and moved by order
of Coroner Flnley to the morgue. Lock
wood was regarded aa a careful line
man. He Had been working for the
electric company for about one year.
Since the deatn or nis roommate.
Hicks, he had been very nervous and
frequently spoke to his companions of
the great danger in the - wot of an
electrto lineman. 'He naa recently
spoken of seeking - otner employment
and seemed to have a premonition or
the end. Lockwood was about 26 years
of kn and unmarried. He haa no rei
atlvea living tn Oregon or on the coast
so fsr ss is known. Funsrsl services
will not be arranged until after an ef
fort la mads to tlnd his relatives.
rirv Enslneer Taylor has written a
letter -te-H.-H.-NewhaH-espwunin wny
the elevated roadway on rsi wasn
tngton street was closed. Mr. Newhall
! chairman of a committee appointed
by the East Side Improvement assocla-
fnii.il m mi. trim-
bis. Mr, Taylor, in his letter, eaia tnat
permission had been given the con
tractor excavating ror tne neaiy duuo-
Ing to dump earth througn tnis road
way with ths expresa understanding
that any damage done was to be
promptly repslred by . the contractor.
The first few losds dumped through the
rosdway knocked several of- the bridge
supports-out of line rendering It unsafe.
The contractor has promised to repair
the damsge at once. It la now more
than three - weeks since the roadway
was closed to the public. It Is a much
used street and had Just been put tn
repair when this accident occurred. .
Business men on East Burnatde street
and Union avenue are anxious that the
Portland Railway company shall com
plete the work of. relaying He track en
Union avenue from Holladay avenue to
East Burnslde street. They ssy that
the work Is progressing very slowly Snd
ss a consequence their business suffers..
Scores of ears that formerly passed
dally along these, streets ara aant In and
out of the city over the eteel bridge.
East Burnslde street . and . from the
bridge to Union avenue Is comparatively
deserted thoroughfare. Union avenue
for severs If blocks north from Burnslde
street is torn i ur-end Impassable for
team travel, An organised effort Willi
S ... -
Heating up a big 10-room house to
get things comfortable in ONE ROOM
i what you'd call unnecessary expense.
Same .principle applies when you heat
up a great big range to get a simple
breakfast. Ordinarily In the morning
you use fuel enough to get three break
you pay for simply what yr" 'tiTy
need. There's no waste heat, no waste
labor, no waste time. 1.. -
FOR THE PRESENT ALL OAS RANGES AND Q AS
WATER HEATERS PURCHASED OP US WILL BE
DELIVERED AND CONNECTED FREE OP CHAROB