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v VOL; VI. NO. 73. y V - v " i - ' PORTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING. MAY; .30, 1907.TWENTY PAGES. ;v . .V;
Carelessness in Not
Althcugh Attention Was Called to It,
Jeopardizes Securities to ; Be Voted
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if Bonds Are Carried, at Heavy Cost
Portland Citv Charter: 'v
; Section 26. . The auditor, under thidirection of the council,
shall give' 10 days' notice by publication in the city official newspaper
of each general city election, the officers to be elected at the same
and the place or places in each ward designated foriiolding the elec
tion therein;; .vv.;f. ;,.f'.-' .kC-''7:''.'-'!.V
Owing- to 'gross careUaaneM on the
part of City Auditor Thomaa C Dovlln
In falling tocaoae publication of tha
. city, election natloe. although tha .at
toanon of hie Office wa called to the
, matter oyer two wee We aao, the Talldltr
. of 15,699.009 worth of municipal bonds
to be voted upon next Monday baa been
Jeopardised. The only remedial couree
' - open Is to call a special election after
next Monday at an expenaa to the taz
" aayers of 15,000. - .
Both Democrat and RepubUoana, lh
f . cladlna ; Qlty . Attorn McNary, ,.con-
- eeda that the oversight, although pot
affecting; the election of dtys officials.
- . ta of serious consequanea to the, pro
V posed bond Issue f6r varioua' saunlclpal
' Improvements. City 'Attorney McNary
reluctantly admlta that-ha-believes It
will be necessary.. If tha voters view
the proposed bond lasuea favorably, to
throw, the olty - Into the heavy expense
: of a special election In order to rectify
; , tha defect, emanating from tha city
'( auditor's office. . -
7 ! . WU1 STot Affaot Offtolala.
Election of etty officials will not be
, affected because the date of their aleo
tlon la fixed by . general la wt whtla on
' the' othef hand a bond Issue is In the
' nature ofa special election which must
"T conform to all tha special charter lawf
' governing It. - ' -( : ' - 1 w
Section tt of the city charter pro
' Tides that the city auditor, undo the
: direction of the council, shall give 10
days' notice by publication of Impend
ing elections. To hint la glveftthe lnl-
. tiatlve to act In tha matter,, and bare
; tofore tha council has relied upon the
( olty auditor to perform the work re
.Quired by law. i' "
Although the' attention of- tha audi
. ' tor's office waa called to the matter over
-.two weeks ago, no notloe for publlca
CAUSE OF UI1CIMI STREETS
. , - - ' T."'- - -. -
Board" Issues Statement--Hampered Jy ."Council Jn.Ap
; propriationsDepartment Officers "All Eepubli- i
; V cans,'Apipointed. by WilliamsfAlso Majority. - 1
Portland, May St.To the Editor of
Tha Journal: Aa there has .been con-
slderabla adverse-criticism of tha street
cleaning department of tha city by
one of the prominent candldatea ' for
' mayor, the undersigned, tha- committee
on street cleaning and sprinkling, -of
.1 tha executive board, trust that -ww-irlay
' be permitted to say a few words in ita
.. .defense. -',-'-. - "
Tbe so-called ' sanitary mathod of
aleanlng streets by flushing them waa
'. referred by thla committee, to Alex
: Donalson, the superintendent of this
department, aoma montha ago, and ha
. reported tha aama Impractical, for tha
First It wotild-require the conatrue
. tlon of three tlmaa the preeeeat number
r of catch basins ap.d a very material
' change of those now in use. . . -
Second In a majority of tha streets
tha aewers are not of sufficient ca
' paclty to carry bff the water and mud
that"wauid flow into them if this
moalfoS waa adopted, and tbev would
laiave to be rebuilt on a larger acale.
It la eattmated that 1 the expense of
.making these changes would be over a
quarter of amllUos dollara, and aa
. no appropriation had been made, to
cover this expense, the executive, board
" did not feel disposed to make these
, changes out of their private f unda. . Be
sides thla, the street. cleaning depart-
' tnent takes from the streets an aver
age of 110 loada of dirt per. day, and
.It la' very doubtful about our being
permitted to wash that amount of dirt
Into the river, as tt would probably be
t detrimental to our harbor. .. -i
i The . ordinance appropriating' money
for thla department for ltot specified
tbe amount that waa to be expended for
. each specific item, and we were obllgnd
at the end of the year to rover bunk
loto tha city 'treasury ' tlS.101.tl, ' be-r"-e
It cm '1 not be used for tha
' - - It ws "Trrir,, 1,
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Publishing ' Notice,
Sp ecial flection, Even
tlon was printed until thle morning,
four daya before election, when tha first
notice appeared In the Portland Ually
Abstract, signed by -tha city, auditor.
but dateor-aaick'to May 20.
another Sxpeaatve Blsotlos STeoeasary.
In view of tha fact, that City Auditor
Devlin, through his carelessness.
virtually Invalidated 15,000,000 worth
of bonds, attorneya dot sot healtata to
assert that In the event of a favorable
vote on tha Issue taxpayers will . be
called upon to foot up the additional
expenaa of approximately . 15.000 In or
der that another special election be held
to remedy tha aertooa defect.
' City Attorney MoNary thla morning
Stat a that, die xaiiura to-publish tha
notice waa . a 'matter '.of . oonslderable
gravity. It was . ha who. yeaterdsy
rushed to the auditor's of floe, notified
the auditor that tha notice bad not ap
p eared, and then hurried it to tha- of J
flea or the Abstract," so . It would ap
pear In thla morning's Issue.
In discussing the dilemma in which
Mr. Devlin had - thrown tha proposed
bond issue, he -said whenever a ques
tion existed concerning the regularity
of proceedlnga leading up to a. bond is
sue, it would immediately affect, tha
aellingprlce. Attorneys for purchasers
of large lsuM.he stated," alwaya re
quired a transcript and detatla of pro
ceedlngs, and failure on the ' part of
tna our auditor to puonsn tha notice
required by law would be deemed, he
believed, a serious defect. .:,. y- rJ ... .
' ..ratal Defect, Says'Creene.
When asked what action would be
necessary in tha event tha Voters fav
ored the bopd issue at the coming elec
tion, he replied that the only remedial
course - open was a special election . in
case .prospective buyers of the bonda
(Continued on Page Three.)
The great', need of tha department
waa horses, yet only 11,100 waa -appropriated
for their purchase, and It speci
fied that It ahould be used to pur
chase only six horses. . As a conse
quence of this, wa were obliged to re
turn to tba olty treasury. 111,040.45 of
tha funds appropriated to pay laborers,
for It we had used that ' money for
that purpose tt -would have been to pile
up dirt In the streets which wa could
not cart toff for want of aufflclent
horses. - v.. .. y , .- .-' ... ..- - ..... .
This la but a sample of tha way the
hands of tha executive board were tied
by thla extraordinary way of making
appropriations. It . haa bean charged
that 'the appropriation waa made that
way or tha purpose of embarrassing
tha executive board In tha performance
of Its duties. If such waa its purpose.
It certainly accomplished Ita object.
During tha paat two years not a sin
gle man had been employed or removed
on accou.it of any political pull, but
on the contrary, every appointment haa
been made from tha civil service list
and tha person so -employed haa been
retained ao long as he gave, tha -lty
a dollar's worth of work for tha dol
lar paid, and aa a result wa have now
by far the moat affective force of lab
orers tha city aver had.- , ., t
Coal Beoreased KasertaUy. ,
. There la not atreet but what re
ceives as muchior more cleaning and
sprinkling , than It did tinder the for
mer administration, yet tha coat of this
work, under' tha present administration,
haa decreased over IS. per. cent, and
thla notwithstanding the fact that the
prlea of labor haa Increased, over 10
per cent. .
In conclusion, wa desire to say that
all the officers of the atreet cleaning
department are RepubUoana, Appointed
by Mayor Wllltama, and a majority
o thla committee are also Republicans.
C A. COC18WELL
. . f MJ U SARIN,
D, M. DONAUOH, -'
. C .:U,a a Street Ueanlog. ,
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PORTLAND, OREGON, - THURSDAY EVENING, MAV;
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Tires -of Carrying Child
Shoots Her and Then '
; j Commits Suicide. ;
, - . (Taeraal gMdat Berrlre.t
Springfield. - I1L, May -10. Growing
tired of caring for her 7-year-old aistar,
Carrie, who waa a helpless cripple, Cora
Leaderbrand, aged IT, ahot and killed
tha child and then committed suicide
Wednesday. It .waa believed at first
that tha girls ware killed by. tram pa,
but the discovery of a small revolver
In the bottom of tha creek, where the
bod lee were found, - disclosed the real
cause of tha double tragedy.
When tha bodlea were first discov
ered It waa supposed that the .elder
girl had lost her life trying to save
tha other- from drowning. When the
bodlea were) examined, It waa discov
ered that both girls had been ahot
through, the base of the brain, tha
weapon being held oloae enough to
burn tha skin In each Instanca . '"'
Sheriff Charles Warner Immediately
threw tha heavily armed posse around
tha dense woods where tha glrla were
last aeen and began running down aua
pecte. Vicious characters, driven from
iCanUnaed. -aa- Page Threap "v
STOCKS NOT WATERED
iTOOiUCH SAYS TEODY
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In SpeechiedicatinLawton-Monument, Roosevelt Says -,
There Has Been ToolMuch Wild ' Talk About Over-'
v (pitaUzationrWrtli the Market Value. : ;
a . "Thery has been much wild talk as to tha extent of over-cepiul- a
laatlon of our rallroada. i '''' " - . i -. I-'-
q ' ' "Tba total value, of railroad stocks and bonda la greater than their 4
a face value, aotwitbsUndlnjt tba "water"' injected. p ' i '. '
d , "A aufflclent force of axperta ahould be employed to determine tt)e , 4
d phyal'cal valuation of each and any railroad, but tha physical valuation .
q. ta no panacea; It can never be considered aa, mora- than one of many
4 " elements to be, considered." President Rooseyelt in Indianapolis speech. d
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.- Jearsal Iwnil Harrles.
Indianapolis, Ind. May 10. Indiana
paid tribe te to the memory at one of
her most famous sons, today, when a
atatue of General Henry , W.' Lawton,
who met a soldier's death In battla at
San Mateo, - Philippine lamnda,-September
II, ll. waa unveiled in tha pres-
aaoa ci tha prtgjitnt
30,J 1907. TWENTY PAGES.
Slates and many other prominent guests.
Tba atatue la placed In tha grounds of
tha court house, where- a vast crowd
of people congregated thla afternoon to
wltnesa the unveiling ceremony and to
hear -the -address of tbe president.
' President Roosevelt - reached the City
Continued on raxe t: xi.
REIGfl OF VICE
. ": V.
Regular, Slate Traffic in
)ounff American Girls
7 , UearaU Speenit Servles.) T "
New Tork, Msy 10. Plana tra rap
Idly being perfected ; to bring before
President ' Rooaevelt. and lataa,. before
congress, tha fearful condition of mor
ality on the Isthmus of Panama. Rev.
William P. B. Ferguann, editor of the
Defender, the prohibition organ, la at
.the bend of the movement. Ha ta at
present in the west telling what ha saw
In an exhaustive investigation at eondl
tlon In Colon and Panama and along
the canal sons.
Mr. Ferguson makes tha direct charge
'.bat there ta a regular alave trade of
young American glrla from tba United
Htates, and gives one Instaaee when he
vaw- two young glrl-t, t t mora than It
yeara oM. ' . w- t
shortly , .
OW TIa iirn
Cemeteries in All Tarts of
the City Are Strewn With'
; FlowersEvery Grave Ee
y ceives Some Floral Token
None Are Forgotten.
George r II.' Williams . and
; Father E. T. Sherman
.Speak at Lone' Fir Ceme
tery in Honor of Nation's
Dead Heroes. .
Lone Fir cemetery today 'la a field? of
flowers. Soma of tbe gravea are burled
under floral tokens of love end Aionor,
but not a grave lies bare. The last bed
of the forgotten stranger, tha pathatlo
little mound., over some sleeping DaDy, .
each and every grave haa Ita tribute to
the dead. V' - ... . - ; '
.Sumner poet of the O. A. R. with
the Indies Relief corps met at Grand
avenue and Eaat Pine atreete thta morn
ing and marched la a body to the Sol
diers' Monument In Lone Kir cemetery.
Here a platform' had been erected front
which old soldiers (addressed their com- '
radea and those younger onea to whom
the civil war Is now history,. The .prin
cipal address was' by' Hon, George II.
Williams on - "Abraham , .- Uncoln."
rather E. T. Sherman spoka 'In Mem
ory of the Dead.? ; '- . . v
ara WHr Are Torgottea. . , .
But the voice now grown weak with
age could not reach far, so- thousands
sat in tha shade bealde the gravea of
their dead, mostly in silence.' When
the strains of ths orchestra reached
them from time to time the men bared
their heads. Children roamed here and
there, dropping a rose on ' this grave
about which, no one gathered, laying a 1
wreath on that already covered with
blossoms and green leaves.- Never In
any age nor - among any.' people waa
there a mora tender and simply Impres
sive scene than thla Memorial day la
Lone Fir cemetery. "I'
. But tha gravea' in other I burying
grounds were not neglected. Although
no formal exercises were held - in tha
West Bide cemetery tha dead there re
ceived their covering of flowers from
the young and old.
At Mount Scott ' tba people met at
Gray's Crossing and marched to Mult
nomah cemetery, where services were
held. . Mllwaukte veterans. Ladles of
the ReliefCorpa and tha school chll- "
dren gathered In tha cemetery, sang
tha old war songs and laid their of
ferings beside tha grave atonea of their
dear oneai " -. - ,
. JSaah Oae Xaa a Wreath.
Over alt the graves. Jew and Gentile,
Catholio and Protestant, bine and gray,
loved and unknown, tha flowers of a
grateful people He heaped. .Tonight not
a grave In Portland will be without Ita
wreath.' . . V -.
- (Continued aa Page Three.)
Ill POLICE FORCE
Commercial Interests of San
Francisco Ask Schmitz to
' (JooriMl apeelal "wlc
' San Francisco, May J Commercial
Interests of Ban Francisco have form
ally demanded tha removal of tha .po
lice commission, A demand made upon
Mayor Schmlta yesterday also involves
tha-appointment of a new police com
mission from a list ef namea selected
by that body of cttlaeaar-whWi -la-frac
Ucklly a rejuvenated and enlarged com
mittee of la originally appointed by tha
maor himself. - ' . .
Aooompanylng tha formal demand for
tha removal of the police commission
waa a Hat of ,namea from which tha
mayor 1 expected to aeleet tba near
board, . v. '-' " '
Tha committee expects to receive tha
mayor's decision tod sr.' If. Schmlta se
cedes to the committee's demand fr tha
removal af tha police commissioners I
Is expected to act at once, and It I
freely admitted that tha first c':.
st of the new cnmmlaetoa wl'l te t
decapitation of Chief 1'inah. 1
Of . Adjutant -General J - .1 T.
la'pereiu "T co ' l
berth i- t
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