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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, ;,E;yENINO,f MAY 30 1907. TWENTY PAGES.
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J ' VOL.. VI. NO. 73.
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Carelessness in Not Publishing ' Notice
Although Attention Was Called to It
Jeopardizes- Securities to Be Voted
Upon and Forces SpecialJE lection, Even
if fionds -Are Carried, at Heavy Cost
Portland City Charter:
- Section 26. The auditor,
shall give 10 days' notice by publication in the city official newspaper
oi eacn general cuy ciccuon, me
. . t i t
ana tne piace or piaccs in caut wara ucsignaicu iw uuiumg uic cici.'
tion therein. '.,: ' , ' ; a
: Owing to groia carelssnM on . the
part of Cltr Auditor Tbomaa C Devlin
' In taUln to ' eauee publication of the
city election notice., although the. at
tentlon of h!a office waa called to. the
. matter over two weeks eao, the validity
of $5,000,000 worth of municipal bonda
to be voted upon next Monday baa been
Jeopardised. The only remedial course
- open Is to caM a epeclal election after
- next Monday at an expenae to the tax
payera of 15,000.
. Both Democrat and Republicans, la
cUdlng- City . Attorney MfNary, . con'
cede that the oversight, although pot
effecting the election of city officials.
- Is Of serious consequence to the, pro-
, posed bond - laaUe ror various municipal
.' Improvementa. ' City'-Attorney McNary
reluctantly admits -that - he- believes It
' will be necessary. If the, voter view
the proposed bond Issues favorably, to
throw, the city -into the heavy expense
of. a special election In order to rectify
tha defect, emanating; from the city
U WU1 Vot Affeo Officials.
Election of city officials will not be
affected because the date of their eleo
tlon la fixed by general law, while on
the other hand a bond Issue la In the
nature of a special election which muat
' conform to all the special charter lawa
governing It. ( i
v Section It 1 at the city charter pro
vldea that the city auditor, undna the
direction of the council, shall give 10
days' notice by publication of impend
ing elections. . To him la given the Ini
tiative to act In the matter, and here
tofore, the council has relied upon the
oity auditor to perform the work v re
quired by law.
Although the 'attention of t'the audi
tor' office waa called to the matter over
two week ago, no notloe for publlca-1
CAUSE OF UiJCLEAH STREETS
TlnnT1Tfliinfl RfnfTriTif'n'nTnT40TAT Ktr rWiinit1 In A n '
propriauonsjjepanmeni uinccrs.AU itepubli
; - cans, Appointed by IVilliaras'Also Majority.
. ; Portland, May 29. To the'Edltor: of
The Journal: Aa there haa -been con
, slderable adverse-criticism of the street
cleaning department of the city by
one of the prominent, candidates for
mayor, the undersigned, the-committee
00 street cleaning and sprinkling, of
the executive board," trust that we-Way
7 be permitted to say a few words in It
, defense. r '
The so-called . sanitary . method of
cleaning atreets by flushing them waa
- referred by this committee, to Alex
Donalson. the superintendent of this
' department, some months ago, andhe
. reported the same Impractical, for the
' First It would require the construe"'
- tlon of three times the preseajt number
. or t catch basins ap.d a very material
. cnange 01 mose now in use. i
Second In ft majority of the streets
the v sewers are' not of sufficient ca
' pacity to carry off the water and mud
I ' thatjseuld flow Into them if this
moaafod was adopted, and- they would
leWave to be rebuilt on a .larger scale, A3,,
It is estimated that the expense of
. making these changes would be over a
j quarter of mUllo dollars, and as
no appropriation had been - made to
cover tfti expense, the executive, board
1 did not feel disposed to make these
v changes out of their private funds.. Be
sides this, the street cleaning depart
, ment takes from- the "streets an aver
age of 150 loads of dirt per. day, and
.It la very doubtful ; about' our being
permitted to wash that amount of dirt
into the river, as It would probably be
: detrimental to our harbor... ... .
- : The f ordinance 1 appropriating' money
': for thla department for 1908 specified
the amount that was to be expended for
each specific Hem, and we were obliged
" at the end of the year to cover back
. Into the city treasury " 115.101.26, ! be
cause it could not be used, for the
items tor which it was appropriated,
but which was sorely ..needed for other
purposes. ... .
ED BY LAW
under the, direction of the council,
oiuccis iu uc cjcucu i vuc douw
j ; i r i l j: L. .1..
tlon waa printed until this morning,
four daya befor election, when tha first
notice appeared In the Portland Daily
Abstract, signed by - the city auditor,
but dated back 'to May 20. 1
Another Expensive Xlectloa STeoessarj.
In view of the fact that City Auditor
Devlin, through hie carelessness,, has
virtually Invalidated 15,000,000 worth
of . bonds, attorneys da not . hesitate to
aaaert that In the - event of a favorable
vot on the issue taxpayer will ... be
called upon to foot up the additional
expense -of approximately 15,000 In or
der that another special election be held
to remedy the serious defect. v
City Attorney MoNary this morning
atated that the failure to-publish the
notice waa a matter ' of -considerable
gravity. It waa . he who yesterday
rushed to the auditor's of floe, notified
the auditor that the notice had not sp
peared, and then hurried it to th of
fice of the Abstract," so . It would ap
pear in this morning's issue.
In discussing the dilemma In which
Mr. Devlin had - thrown the propoaed
bond Issue, he said whenever a ques
tion exlated concerning the regularity
or proceedings leading: up to a. bond la
sue. It would immediately affect the
sellingprlce. Attorneys for purchasers
of large Issues, he atated, alwaya re
quired a transcript and details of pro
ceedings. 1 and failure on the part of
the city auditor to publish the notice
required by law would be deemed, he
believed, a serious defect
;. Fatal Defect, Bay Greene.
When asked what action would be
necessary In the event the voters fav
ored the boqd issue at the coming elec
tion, he replied that the only remedial
course open was a' special ' election .in
case .prospective buyers of the . bonds
(Continued on' Page Three.)
The great- need of the department
was norses, yet only 11,200 was appro
prlated for their purchase; and it spec!
ilea mat it should be used to - pur
chase only .six horse. . As a conse
quence of this, we were obliged to re
turn to the oity treasury. Hl,0t0.46 of
tne runaa appropriated to pay laborers.
for : If wo had used that money for
that purpose it -would: have been to pile
up dirt in the street which we could
not cart toff for want of sufficient
horses. ' -; 'V 'u ?
This Is but a sample of the way the
hands of the executive board were tied
by this extraordinary way of making
appropriations. It ' ha been charged
that th appropriation : waa made that
way -for the purpose of embarrassing
tne executive board in the performance
of Its dutiea. If such waa its purpose.
u certainly accomplished Its object. -.
During the past two years not a sin'
gle man had been employed or removed
on account of any political pull, but
on the contrary, every appointment baa
Been made from the civil service list
and the person so employed ' has beon
retained so long as he ' gave- the lty
a dollar's worth of work for the dol
lar paid, and as a result we have now
by far the most effective force of lab
orer the city ever had. ,
Cost Decreased Materially. ,
There la not a street but what 1
celves as much, or more cleaning' and
sprinkling , tnan it did under : the . for
mer administration, yet the cost of this
work, under the present administration,
has decreased over c 13 .per cent, and
this notwithstanding-the fact that-the
price of labor has Increased, over 20
per cent. . . 'v- . ;
in conclusion, we desire to say that
aU the officers of the street cleaning
department are Republicans, appointed
by Mayor Williams, and a majority
f this committee are also Republicana.
C A. COGSWELL,
. , R." L. SABIN, . ' -D.
1 . Committee xn Street Cleaning. . ,
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''L J r-r '" ' ' ' ''''''' ' ''" '' -' ' ' 'Wimpy
1 . I f ' t a. -r -, t f " r v l i tl.lt . -k X. 11.. ''.! ! . I
lilt ' f 4 : ' v. j- -s . ' v
liv-. .... t I 'Jff-f.1 i , 4
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Tires of Carrying Child
, Shoots Her and Then
; '' Commits Suicide. .
t. ' - : - ,".
.i',- ?ooraal Spedil Serriee.)'
' Springfield, 111., Mayi ' S0-43rowlhg
tired or caring for her 7-year-old sister.
Carrie, who wa a helpless cripple, Cora
Leaderbrand, ' aged ' 17. . shot and killed
the child and then" committed suicide
Wednesday. ' It , waa believed at first
that the girls were killed by. tramps.
but the discovery of a smalt revolver
in the bottom of the creek, where the
bodies were found, disclosed the real
cause of the double tragedy. 4 ; t
; When the bodies were first discov
ered it was supposed . that the , elder
girl had lost her life -trying to av
the other from drowning. When the
bodies .were examined, It wa discov
ered that both girls had been ' - ahot
throughy the base of - the s ' brain, the
weapon being held olose - enough to
burn the skin in each Instance. . ?
-Sheriff Charles Warner Immediately
threw the heavily armed posse around
the denae wood where the girl ' were
last seen and began running down sus
pects. Vicious characters,, driven from
- iConUflutd-oo-Paga Thraa V
. , j r . it-ffri.ltt 'V! ' ' I
In Speech J)edicatin LawtonMonument, Eoosevelt Says
There Has Been TooJIuch Wild Talk About Over-'
' , CapitaUzationAH Worth the Market Value.
- There' ha been much wild talk a to the extent of over-capital-
4 ;lsation of our rallroada. - ,. N . " - , I - -
"The total value of railroad stock and bonds ta greater than their e
'face value. notwlthsUndlng the "water" Injected.' 1
4" " "A sufficient force Of experts should be omployojdl to determine the .
e Physical valuation of each and any railroad, but the physical valuation
e'l no panacea; It can never be considered as, more- than one of many
element to be, considered' President Roosevelt In Indianapolis speech. ' a
""i, ; " . 1 . : . ..' J .
Uoatoa Seeclal grrtce. ;
Indianapolis; Ind., ' May 80. Indiana
paid tribute to the memory of one of
her' moat famous, sons , today, when' a
atatue of . General Henry . W.l Lawton,
who met a soldier's death In battle at
San Mateo, -Philippine islands,- Septem
ber 19, 18 ,. was unveiled in the prea-
oX tha preelaent M .tba , (United
State and many Other prominent gueats.
The atatue Is placed in the grounds of
the court house, 5 where a Vast crowd
of people congregated this afternoon to
witness the unveiling ceremony and to
hear the address of the president.
' President Roosevelt' reached the city
REIGN OF VICE
III CMAL ZOIIE
Regular, Slae .Traffic in
oung American Girls
' Graft and Corruptioniti
1 : . fioarntl Speeht Service.) i,'":
iNew. Tork, May 10. Plana re rap-
Idly being ' perfected 1 to bring before
President Roosevelt. , and later, before
congress, the fearful condition of mor
ality on the Isthmus ox Panama. Rev.
William P. E. Ferguson,' editor of- the
Defender, the prohibition organ, la at
the head oi .the movement. - He Is - at
present in' the west telling what ha saw
In an exhaustive Investigation of oondt
ttona in Colon, and Panama and along
tho canal one.;:':--v V: '......i:,,,
Mr.. Ferguson makes the direct charge
that there 1 a regular slave trade of
young American girl from the United
States, and' give one Instance when he
law two young girls, not more than 17
year old, who had been . brought ' in
shortly before, one of them from Jones
boro, .ArkrinsMM. ami the other fmra
Thrp -weeks hit
, 1 ... ! n.l in '
he saw t!
"I hi v.,
k . .' ,1 . - '' "
Cemeteries in- All Parts of
the City Arc Strom With'
; Flowers Every Grave Re
ceives Some Floral Token
None Are Forgotten.
George H.' Williams and
. Father, E. T. Sherman
Speak at Lone ; Fir Ceme
tery in Honor of Nation's
Lone Fir cemetery today 'I a field of
flowers. Some of the graves are buried
under floral token of love and Honor,
but not a grave lie bare. The last bed
of the forgotten stranger, tne patneuo
little mound over some sleeping baby,
each and every grave has Us tribute to
the deed. : . ...
. Sumner cost of the G. A,. R. witn
the Ladles Relief corps met at Grand
avenue and East Pine streets this morn
ing and marched in a body to the Sol
diers" Monument In; Lone Fir cemetery.
Here a platform had been erected from
which old soldiers (addressed their com- -radea
and those younger one to whom
the civil war 1 now history.. Too prln. v
clpal address-was ty Hon. oeorgo 11.
William . on "Abraham Lincoln."
Father E. T. Sherman spoke "In Mem- ,
ory of the Dead.?' r ';-:.:'..'
Vo Grave Af Torgotton.' 'i.--:y
But the volcei now grown weak with
age could not reach far, ao thousands
eat In the ahade beside the gravea of
their dead, mostly In silence.; -When
the strain of the orchestra : reached
them from time to time the men bared
their head Children roamed here and
there, dropping a rose on ' this . grave
about which, no one gathered, laying m
wreath on that already covered with
blossom and green leaves. Never in
any age nor among any people wa '
there a more tender and simply impres
sive scene than this Memorial day In
Lone Fir cemetery. . S.
But the grave In other burying
grounds were not neglected.'' Although
no formal exercise were held - In the
West Side cemetery the dead there re
ceived their covering of flower from .
the young and old. . ' .
At Mount Bcott ' tne people met at
Gray' Crossing and marched to Mult nomah
cemetery, where services were
held. Mllwaukle veterans, . Ladle of
the Relief-Corps and the school chil
dren gathered in the.' cemetery, aang
the old war songs and laid their of
fering beside the grave stones of their
dear one. . ... I
. Each On Ha a Wreath. -Over
alt the graves. Jew and Gentile,
Cathollo and Protestant, blue and gray,
loved and unknown, the flower of a
grateful people lie heaped. .Tonight not
a grave in Portland will he without It
wreath. -' .
: (Continued on Pag Three.)
III POLICE FORGE
Commercial Interests of San;
Francisco Ask Schmitz to
(Journal Special ftmrlee.V
' - San Francisco, May 30.--CommerclaI
Interests, of San Francisco have form
ally demanded the removal of the po
lice commission. A demand made upon
Mayor Schmits yesterday also involve
the-appointment of new. police com
mission from a list of names selected
by. that body of citlaena,. . which. la.jorw
tleally ai rejuSehated and enlarged com
mittee of Stt originally appointed by the
mayor himself. -. "v .;--.
v Accompanying the" formal demand for
the removal of the police commlaslon
waa list of ame from which the
mayor 1 expected ' to elct -the new
board, -; -. v " . - - ."v x - '
The commute expect to receive the
mayor' decision today. If Sohmlti ac
cedea to the committee' demand fur the
removal Of the police commissioner be
1 expected to act at once, and it is
freerr admitted that the first official
act of the new commission wilt be tho
decapitation of Chief Dinah, . The nar
of Adiutant-uencrai jonepn 11. imw
iaperaistently connected with T'".
berth in the event that trt imyor cj-- -
late to the law enl or 1 r .
tlon. From the lnc-j 1 1 . i i
tlon for the removal ;
nm l"i bp'
of the 1.
Continued on Pa TenJ,
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