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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOUHNAU POSTLAUD. SUNDAY ZZOTZIUZO, JUITZ 2,. KZ7.
WILL NOT EXTEND CARLINE TO ,
'; HILLY ENTRAIeE OF CITY PARK
Electrical Workers Support
ed In Fight to Pass Ordi
i nance Calling for Kegnla-
Ution of All Wire Work
: Which Will Be Voted On.
Th lctrlcal' workers of the elty
ar fighting for the ordinance which
im tn be submitted to the people on
' Wonder. Tbe measure provides for the
rerulation of all wlra work, the in
spection of high voltage wlree and tha
tnspactton of, all work don. . The mea
1 ur haa bee condemned by a eommlt-
Im which reviewed the various ordi-
nances aa being technical and creating
too many Inspectorships. - A contractor
'takes Issue with this ' condemnation In
the following letter, written la support
of the proposed ordinance:
."Please allow me speee wherein to
' reply to a pamphlet condemning ths
electrical' ordinance now being; distribut
ed. Undoubtedly .... their condemnation
has been made In good faith, but we
are sure they have not investigated
the facts thoroughly. It Is evident
they have consulted some of the cor
porations who might be affected by the
enactment but have made no effort to
beer any argument In Its favor.
This ordinance haa been carefully
; drawn by a Joint committee represent
ing ' the electrical contractors, the In-
; side' wlremen and the linemen. . Its be
ing long and technical Is due to th
fact tnat ther Is no standard of re
quirements to .be guided , by, for line
sad pole work.
- This ordinance Is ' not original with
' this ' elty, neither Is it an experiment,
but la built up In most part from ordi
nances ' tn effect In other cities Chi
cago, St. Paul. Minneapolis and others
Portland Is the only elty of Its slss
which does not have some such regula-
- tion.'i - ; .-... .. -
There Is bo question but that eleo
' trloal wi:aa Improperly installed are
dangerous to . life end - property. We
have had many Instances In the last
year of electrocuted linemen, and fires
caused by defective wiring.
"It la only natural that we of the
. electrical frfcternl..- are anxious to pro
tect the reputation "of our trade, the
lives of our men and 'property in gn
eral. we are told in' the criticism that
"it will require an 'unlimited' number
. of Inspectors and Immediately following
that 'all Inside work is now being care
fully inspected by the National Board
of Fire V .derwrlters.' ..
The fact. Is the -underwriters have'
one Inspector who Is dong his beat,
but Is, of course, able ' to Inspect only
a small fraction of tha work. There Is
, no lsw at' present requiring - the Work
to be done according to proper methods
or to be Inspected; as a consequence
many a dangerous job Is plastsred In,
- the owner not knowing of Its dangerous
-condition.-. v . .,
The ordinance will create no addi
tional sxpense te the taxpayers, as the
system of fees and license provided te
be paid by the contractors Into the city
treasury la amply sufficient te offset
an expenses or this act. ,
The Inspector does not collect or
handle any of the fees. The number of
inspectors will, at course,' be tn proror
tion to the amount of work requlr'-ig
Inspect inn-. ' but ' is immaterial, as the
fees ell be sccord.ngly. ,
- "As to high potential orors ai ma
lng painted yellow, we think there isl
. no zear as to it detrimental effect
upon our streets. Tellow la not a very
conspicuous or gaudy color, but will be
a euro warning to tha linemen.
There are several cross-arms painted
yellow on Alder street between Seventh
and Park. You wll have to look twice
from th street to find them. We earn
eetly appeal to the voters of this city
'. ' '
T . . .-i .
i' Headed for City Park Up a Steep Orada.
Clamors of weary women and chil
dren for an extension of the streetcar
service iron Ford street to the en
trance te the elty park, are likely, to be
of no avail thla season. Indeed. It Is
probable that those who desire to spend
day In -the ahade of the park must
continue indefinitely to climb the steep
hill from the Fort street line, to the
park entrance, for the management of
the street railway company has de
clared .that It haa no Intentions of ex
tending the line.
With the approach or summer weath
er crowds are beginning to swarm Into
th park .dally.. Ita shade and quiet
provide rest for many a weary woman
and many, tired men during the hot
days. "Many children also frequent the
park. Its lnaoceeslblllty.howersr. Is a
great Inconvenience to those who lounge
In the cltya great recreation place.
Through the Washington . street - en
trance one must.' climb steep snd most
tiresome- hills, while from the Ford
street ear line the climb is almost as
tlresome. '-- - '. t
From the ear line to the ' entrance
there Is a distance of several blocks to
be traversed.. It Is especially hard on
woman and children who are ususlly
tired and -worn when. they go to the
park. Numerous requests have been
mad for an extenalon of the ear lines
to the entrance, but no action haa been
taken by the company. . . i; , .
ADVOCATES "GET ACQUAINTED"
, TRIPS BY. LOCAL BUSINESS MEN
Automobile trips through the WlUsm-
ette "valley by Portland business men
for the purpose of cementing a firmer
friendship between valley lntereata. Its
Industrious ' residents - and. Portland la
advocated In the following latter to Th
Journal, la which tha many beneficial
effects of a tour of this kind are set
forth:-' - ;.' '.' '. -' - -,, ;, '
Through your " eolumna , I wish . to
suggest that the bustnsss men of Port
land make one ' or more automobile
trlpa through the Willamette valley.
Such an excursion will benefit them and
"Just at thla season of tha vear the
roads are in fine condition for touting"
oars, and the weather la pieaaant for
an out in ev xn country landscape ' la
moat inviting. The, valley merchants
and farmers can now conveniently en
tertain tnetr elty cousins.
iraar excursions nave Moon non
nlar and effective. ' Portland was one
of th first cities In the United State
to adopt this form tt commercial cru
sade. Why not pay our close neigh
bors, .the country merchants,' and -the
suburban towns, a visit, ss well a to
crosa the . state "liner -The Willamette
valley- la tha moat fertile and beat de
veloped agricultural area on the Pacific
coast.. It haa the most dense- agricul
tural - population. It contains as many
Iocs trade centers ss sections of eastern
states with twice the age. It supports
many cross-roads stores.
"All these good- people of the valley,
farmers, , merchants and traders, look
to Portland as the metropolis of thslr
region., They come to .Portland, and
they, ssnd their money and, their prod
ucts to Portland. It is well thst they
have a. personal acquaintance with th
heads of the Portland bustnsss houses.
"A long line of automobilea coursing
along the state roads will attract muehJ
attention, meir Banners ana legenae
may be mads a tonia to the arteries of
commerce. Good feeling wHl result and
this 'spring's growth, uniform from
center to-tlrcumference,' will make Ore
gon .bigger snd better. ' 1 -
... . -Wilbur r. BROCK. ;
'. Xenta, Oregon." -' .
Bert Huffman Now! Bring
ing From Press Compila
tion of His Verses: r
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' 1 OF MUSE-WOOING
Tribates From Critics of TJnqoea.
tkmed . Competency and Sincerity
Attest Cenlna of This Lover of tbe
WUds of th West.
y,'i .-i ' Br Lula K. Lorens. ' y,
The west la a . versatile country and
Its versaUUty Is sxhtblted in tbe genius
Of It nstlve sons la a remarkable de
gree. Tbe sons and daughters of the
pioneers who peopled the west have im
bibed Its diversified characteristics. Its
myrtad-hued views of life. -. "'
The diversity of genius is nowhere
more plainly exhibited-than In the life
and work of Bert Huffman of Pendleton,
who Is now Issuing ths first book of or
iginal poems ever published in eastern
Oregon.' Writing poetry is but. one ' of
hla manv-aldad aranlus. He la an editor
ial writer 'of reoosnlsed fores' and vir
ility, is a locomotive engineer, haa rid
den the ranges of tha west, has farmed,
raised stock, operated sawmllla, trailed
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to support this ordinance, as we are not
proud o.' last year's record of fires and
deaths caused by , defective electrical
construction.'. .. . -...;,.,",
JAPANESE PROBLEM i
IN ALL ITS RESPECTS
Tomorrow, evening at o'clock In the
T. M. C A. hall. Dr. H. B. Johnson of
th National Immigration congress will
lecture on the Japanese problem, . Dr.
Johnson -is thoroughly - familiar . with
Japan, having resided there ' several
years, and knowing the language.' He
also Is well acquainted with conditions
in Hawaii and on the Paoiflo coast ' At
the close of , the' address -th speaker
will : answsr ,' any , pertinent question
which may be asked.- No charge for ad
mission and no collection. ' ' '
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Portland Agents for Laurel Ranges "
horses across ths plains, mountaineered
and "roughed It" in every phase . of
westsrn life. . ' '
Bornat ummsrvlll. Union county, in
January. 1170. ha saw eastern Oregon
grow from n wilderness Into Us present
highly civilised stats and he has Im
bibed Its changing hues of life and de
velopment and has portrayed - In his
nostrv something of the spirit of these
changes. Oregon has been the theme of
his best 4 poems,. -Oregon . and westsrn
subjscta have inspired his beat flights
and Oregon Is yet to be further glorified
and exploited by hla virile pen. because
he Is' Just now entering his mature years
when real literary -worn la posaioie.
Mr. Huffman began writing verse for
Union .county papers when but II years
of sgs and constantly from that time
until the sressnt his pen bss been em
ployed. He haa been urged by friends
for several years to collect bis poems
into a volumo, but has declined for ths
reason that he has never plsced a high
value on any of his work and has been
content to let his verse lead a vagrant
life In newspapers and magaslnss. :
His present volume, ' which" will soon
be Issusd from tbe press in renaiston,
is really the first volume or collection
of eastern Oregon poems ever published.
True, Ella Hlgglnson while living at
Island City.-10 miles distant from Mr.
Huffman's childhood home, wrote verse
which has since been published in her
collections, but she did not write a vol
ume nor publish a ooueotion in eastern
Several minor literary triumphs nave
com ts this eastern Oregon : poet, ai-
thousrh he re card a them but lightly. In
a desk at hla horns hs has a letter from
N. J. Levlson. editor of - the Sunday
Oregonlsn, saying that although the Ore-
gonlan had 'been ' In existence over
years, yet the "Lament of the Uma
tilla." which Mr. Huffman wrote for
that paper a few years ago, was the
very first original poem for which the
Oregonian had ever paid. . -
Another letter from tha editor of tha
New - Tork Independent - asks him to
"cress vp" his poem, "Where th Sea
Sings.' that it may be used in the In
dependent, and the letter concludes with
high pralss for the merit of tbe poem. '
Another letter wnicn la more nignly
prised than slthsr of the others men
tioned Is from that sweet singer of ths
California -clime. James O.- Clark, new
dead, saylns- that If Mr. Huffmsn had
written no' other! poem, . his "Eagle's
Flight" written at the ag of H. would
have made him immortal. While these
are but minor things, yet they show the
high appreciation In which the ' young
author has been held and to what extent
his real literary work has Impressed
men of literary Judgmsnt, ' -
When Joaquin Miller was asked to
write a poem for the dedication of .the
Saeajawee monument at the Lewis and
.K, riautfkty.-naughtyr sty the Tad .
iThat blooming little Rose
' us flirting with the tidy Tad
; .Because he has 'new clothesr " '
, . "It is only natural that the well-dressed man is the
- popular man. His clothes say that he respects nirn-
self and everyone must respect a ;man; who respects . .
, Vl .We can give self-respectmg men" the clothes that i . , ; ;
X they ought to wear. vWell give you something hiore!: ; , ' ; y -;
than just "a" new suit!'.' Benjamin's name . oh a" suit , ; f '. ' '
of clothes standsfor "quality, fitand (sightliness; 7:' ; u; '', J:,
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lines of Bart Huffman, for he la a lover
and interpreter of nature. In his '"Des
ert, a short poem which has been
widely copied, he gives a comprehensive
glance of the westsrn wilderness which
could not be given in a volume of pros.
In his "Sagebrush" he brings -the. per
fume of the desert to sweeten -the Isn
guage and thought of a typical western
poem. The San Francisco Examtnar
Clark fair In Portland, , he wrote back-1 published his "Where the Baa Sings"
to th committee which mads - the i re
quest, saying that - Bert' .Huffman's
poem, "BacajaweeV was tha best tlng
written on ths subject of the Indian nisi
guide, ' and t that he himself could !ot
do well as Huffman had done., ;,
, A Uf Bo mane a. "
V There was a 'real -romsnc In . the
courtship and manriage of Mr.-and Mrs.
Huffman. - Mrs. Huffman was Ellen
Green, daughter of Taylor. Oreen, a pion
eer stockman of Union county. William
Huffman, father of the, soet, and Taylor
Oreen were bitter enemies, having been
estranged In early days over a rang
difficulty." Thsy . wars nsver, roonoiled
and are both now dead.
. .When Ellon Oreen was but 10 and Bert
Huffman but 14 their acquaintance be
gan and la a few years ripened Into
love which was kept secret from the
parents. For months and years th
oourtshlp waa kept up and at last their
troth was plighted, although the lovers
wondered how the enmity of the fathers
would be overcome. When she was II
and he to, th wedding occurred, both
families agreeing to the matclv which
seemed Inevitable, and which has proved
to be most happy. .They now reaide la
Vendleton. where Mr. Huffman Is man
aging editor of the East - Oregonian,
Their family consists of three girls and
a boy.-.., . , .
The grandeur of eastern , Oregon's
towering blue mountains, clear rivers
and singing, forests entered into 4b
the editorial page with favorable criti
cism several years ago and his nature
poems strike a responsive key la the
heart of the true westsrnsr. .
.AS A FIRE FIGHTEB
' Mounted Patrolman H. S. Rany In
addition to " his various other . accom
plishments, has now blossomed out as a
full-fledged fire fighter. Upon discov
ering a blase In the horns of John Mar
tall, . Oil Second street, Friday after
noon Raney dispatched one of the mem
bers of th family to turn la a Are alarm
and, with a bucket of water, extin
guished th bias without . assistance.
Upon th arrival of th flr apparatus
in response to a telephone call the po
lleeman had already succeeded . In
quenching the flames and was warmly
congratulated by tha firemen.
: Voters Be Careful. : '
Neither Mr. Baker nor Mr. Ryan paid
any taxes last year, vet for. Fred C
King; Independent candidate for council
man Fourth ward, who has .been en
the roll for 14 years, and will work for
a -greater and better Portland."
LuM. Davis, tl on ballot, is no fa
natic, but -will ftir aU a square- deal. .
Attend Ciir Wc SaleTol
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Regardless of forme r
prices. Tcp many hats. We
must unload. - This is your
opportunity to buy a dress
hat for little money. .
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