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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL PORTLAND. SUNDAY HORNING. JUNE 2. 1S07.
WILL NO! EXTEND CARLINErTO;v -
HILLY ENTRANeE.OF CITY PARK
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Bert Huffman Now Bring
ing From rress Compila
" tlon of His Verses C
ffOKriaugltyrnaughtyr the Tad '
IThat blooming little Rose
"Is flirting, with the tidy Tad ,
Electrical Workers Support
ed in Fight to Pass Ordi-
TWENTY-TWO .YEA5S :
' nance Calling: for Regula
. : OF' injSE-WOOING
tion of All Wire Work
' Which Will Be Voted On.
. Th Ictrlcal ' worker of th city
' ' are fighting for th ordlnanc which
Is to U submitted to the people on
' Monday.' ,Tbe measure provide for the
reaulatlon of. all wire work, the In
spection of high voltage wires and the
Inspection of, all work don. ( The mess
' ure has bee' condemned by a commit
tee which reviewed the various ordi
nance a being technical and creatine
- too many inspectorships. A contractor
' take Issue with this condemnation In
the following letter written la support
of the proposed ordinance:
- .."Please allow me apace wherein to
reply to a' pamphlet condemning - the
electrical ordinance now being distribut
ed. Undoubtedly their condemnation
. ha been made In good faith, but we
are sure they have , not Investigated
' the fact thoroughly. ., It 1 evident
they have consulted some of the cor
porations who might be affected by the
' enactment but have mad no effort to
bear any argument In It favor.
"This ordlnanc has 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 la du to the
fact chat there Is no standard of re
quirements to .be guided , by, for line
and pole work.
"This ordlnanc Is not original with
this city, neither Is it an experiment,
but Is built up In most part from ordi
nance In effect in other cities Chi
cago. St. Paul. Minneapolis and others
. Portland Is the only city of Its site
which does not have some such regula
- tlon. .. ; ' ... r - '
There la no question but that elec
trical wl;oa Improperly installed are
. dangerous to. life and property. We
have had many Instance In the last
year of electrocuted linemen and fires
caused by defective wiring. .
"It Is only natural that we of the
, electrical fn-teml..- are anxious to pro
tect th repuUtlon 'of our trade, the
live of our men and property In gen
. era!. W are told In the criticism that
N It will require an 'unlimited' number
of Inspectors and immediately following
that 'all inside work 1 now being care
fully Inspected by the National Board
of Fire V .derwriters.'
The fact. I th underwriters have
one inspector who Is doing i bis best,
but Is, of course, able ' to Inspect only
a small fraction of th work. There is
, no law at' present requiring th work
to be done according to proper method
or to be Inspected; a a consequence
many a dangerous job 1 plastered In,
the owner not knowing of It dangerous
Condition. - ... ' '. v. -:.;;,....:, -t
"The ordlnanc will oreat no addi
tional expense to th taxpayers, as the
system of fee and license provided to
be paid by th contractors Into the city
treasury la amply sufficient to offset
all expenses of this act ' ,
'The inspector, does , not collect or
handle any of the feea Th number of
Inspectors will, of course, be in propor
tion to the amount of , work requiring
inspection-, but Is Immaterial mm h
wu on accora-ngiy.
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iiii ili ii an"-! 1 r ' . -hf uiito- , ! '
Tributes . From . Critics of Unques
tioned . Competency and Sincerity
Attest Genius of This Lover of the
Wild of the West.
Headed for City Park Up a Steep Orade.
Clamors of weary women and chil
dren for aa extension of th streetcar
service lrom Ford street to the en
trance to th city park are likely, to be
of no avail thl season. Indeed, It 1
probable that those who desire to spend
a day In -the shad of th park must
continue Indefinitely to climb the steep
bill from the Fort street line, to the
park entrance, for th management of
th street railway company ha de
clared that It ha no Intention of ex
tending th line. : -i
With th approach of summer weath
er crowds, are beginning to swarm into
th park .dally.. 'It shad and quiet
provide rest for many a weary woman
and many, tired men during the hot ,
days. Many children also frequent the
park. Its Inaccessibility, however, I a
great Inconvenience to those who lounge
In th city great recreation place.
Through th Washington tret en
trance on must' climb steep and most
tiresome hill, while from th Ford
treet car line the climb is almost as
From th car lln to th ' antrane
there I a dlstsnc of aeveral block to
be traversed.. It 1 especially bard on
women and children who are usually
tired and worn when . they go to the
park. Numerous requeats have been
made for an extension of th car Unas
to the entrance, but no action has been
taken by th company, .
it . Bv Lula R. Lorans.
The west Is a , versatile country and
It versatility Is exhibited In th genius
of its native sons In a remarkable de
gree. " Th son and daughters of the
pioneers who peopled th west have lra
blbd It diversified characteristics, Its
myrlad-hued views of life. . ' "
Th diversity of genius Is- nowhere
uior plainly exhibited than In the life
and work of Bert Huffman of Pendleton.
who Is now Issuing th first book of or
iginal poem aver published In eastern
Oregon." Writing poetry Is but. on ' of
hi many-aided genlua. He la an editor
lal writer 'of recognised force and "Vir
ility, Is a locomotlv engineer, ha rid
den th range of tb west, has farmed,
raised stock, operated sawmills, trailed
ADVOCATES "GET ACQUAINTED"
TRIPS BY LOCAL BUSINESS MEN
Automobile trip through th Wlllam
ette valley by Portland bualnea men
for th purpose of cementing a firmer
friendship between valley Interests, It
Industrious residents - and. Portland la
advocated in th following letter to The
Journal, In which the many beneficial
effects of a tour of this kind are set
Through your columns , X wish to
suggest that the business men of Port
land make on or more automobile
trip through th Willamette valley.
Such an excursion will benefit them and
"Just at this seaton of th year the
roads are In fin condition for touring
care, and the weather is pleasant for
an outing. Th country landscape Is
most inviting. - Th. valley merchants
and farmera can now conveniently en
tertain their city cousins.' f
t Trad' excursions have become pop
ular and effective. Portland was one
of the first cities In the United State
to- adopt this form Of commercial cru
sade. ?v"hy . not pay our close neigh- j
i .;. y
bora, .th country merchants, and the I
suburban towns, a visit, ss well as to
cross the state ' line? The Willamette
valley la the most fertile and beat de
veloped agricultural area on th Pacific
coast. It has the most dense agricul-l
turai population, it contains a many
local trade centers ss sections of eastern
state with twice the age. It supports
many cross-roads atorea.
"All these good people of th valley. I horses across the plains, mountaineered
farmers, . merchant and traders, look and . "roughed If In every phas . of
to Portland aa th metropolis of their western life. .
region., ' They come to .Portland, and Born at Summervill. Union county, in
they. end- their money. and, their prod- January, 1870, ha saw eastern Oregon
uct to Portland. It is well that they grow from a wilderness Into Its present
nave a, personal acquaintance witn tn highly civilised state ana n nee lnv
beads of the Portland business houses, blbed Us changing hues of life and de
, "A long line of automobiles coursing velopment and ' has portrayed "In Tal
alohg th state roada will attract much,, poetry something of th spirit of these
attention. Their banners and legends change. Oregon has been the theme of
may b mad a tonlo to th arteries of his best 4 poems,, Oregon , and . western
commerca. Good feeling wHl result and subjects have inspired his best flights
tlris sprlng-a 4 growth, uniform from and Oregon Is yet to b further glorified
wmtujBitimi, wm ium.m.m vrt-iand exploited by hi vlrli pen, because
It is only natural that the well-dressed man is the
popular, man.. .His clothes say that he respects him- - .
selfand everyone must respect a 'man who'respects
, himself.. " ; ' s ,. ; : ' 'r ' : v.; . ;
We can give self-respecting men the clothes i that ;.:
they ought to wear. - We11 give you something more '
. than just "a new suit." ' .BenjaminV nanie.oh a' suit
of clothes stands for 4 quah'tyfitandsitJm
. every 'detail no'matter how small, must be RIGHT, '
vi uis gcuuiun uucait . icayc uic aiutc x-litC9 rouge
from . -
ton .biggerf and better.
"WILBUR F. BROCK.
, "Lents, Oregon." J
to Support this ordlnanc, as we are not
'As to high potential erocs-arms bJProu4 : ' 1ult record of fires and
Ing pairited yellow, we think there li
. no xear aa to it detrimental effect
upon our streets. Tellow is not a very
conspicuous or gaudy color, but will be
a sure warning to th linemen.
Ther are aeveral cross-arms painted
yellow on Alder street between Seventh
end Park. You wil have to look twlc
from the street to find them. W asm.
estly appeal to the voter of this city
by, defective electrlc.il
JAPANESE PKOBLEM V
IN ALL ITS RESPECTS
Tomorrow, evening at I o'clock in th
Y. M. C A. halL Dr. H. n TnVn.n.
the National Immigration congress will
lecture on the Japanese problem. . Dr.
Johnson Is thoroughly familiar with
Japan, having resided ther several
years, and knowing tb language. He
he is Just now entering his mature year
when real literary -wont is possible,
Mr. -Huffman began writing vers for
Union .county papers when but 15 year
of age and constantly from that time
until th present' hi pen 'has been em
ployed. He has been urged by friends
for several years to collect his poems
into a volume, but has declined for the
reason that he ha never placed a high
th close of th address the speaker
will answer any , pertinent question
which may b asked.- No charge for ad
mission and no collection.
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also is well acquainted with conditions value on any of hi work and has been
in Hawaii and on th Pacific coast At I content to let bis verse lead a vagrant
life In newspapers and magasJnea '
His present volume, whtcbr will soon
be Issued from th pre in Pendleton,
la really th first volume or collection
of eastern Oregon poems ever published.
True. EH la Hlgginaon while living at
Island City,-10 miles distant from Mr.
Huffman's childhood home, wrote vera
which has sine been published In her
collections, but she did not write a vol
ume nor publish a collection In eastern
Several minor literary" triumphs have
come to this eastern Oregon . poet, al
though he regard them but lightly. In
a desk at his bom he baa a letter from
N. J. Leviaon, editor of the Sunday
Oregonian, saying that although, the Ore-
gonlan bad 'been In existence over SO
years, yet tb "Lament of th Uma
tilla," which Mr. Huffman wrot for
that paper a few years ' ago, was th
very first original poem for which th
Oregonian had ever paid.
- Another letter from the editor of th
New - York - Independent asks' him to
"dress up" his poem, "Wher th Sea
Sings," that it may be used in the In
dependent, and the letter conclude with
high praise for th merit of th poem.
. Another letter which is mora hi ghly
prised than : either of th other men
tioned is from that sweet Singer of the
California clime, James Q. Clark, now
dead, saying that If .Mr. Huffman had
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written no' other! poem, his "Eagle
Flight," written at th age of Jl. would
have made him Immortal. While these
are but minor things, yet they show th
high appreciation in which the young
author has been held and to what extent
his real literary work has Impressed
men of literary Judgment. -
: When Joaquin Miller was asked to
write a poem for the dedication of the
Baoajawea monument at the Lewi and
Clark fair In Portland, he wrote back.
to the commute which made - the!
Quest, saying that v Bert- , Huffman's
poem, "SacaJawea, was the best thing
wruien on xn suDject oi ui inaian Kiel
guide, - and .that he himself could liot
do so well as Huffman had done. ,
A Tjlf Xomamo.
t There was a real - romanc in . th
courtship and mawlag of Mr.-and Mr,
Huffman, Mrs. - Huffman was vEllen
Green, daughter of Taylor Green, a plon
oer stockman of Union county. - William
Huffman, father, of the joet, and Taylor
ursen were Diner enemies., naving been
estranged in early days over a range
aiiricuuy. xney wer never, roonclled
and are both now dead.
When Ellen Oreen was but 10 and Bert
Huffman but 14 their acquaintance be
gan .and in a -few year rinened-into
lov which was kept secret from -.the
parents. For months and years th
courtship was kept up and at last their
troth was plighted, although the lovers
wondered bow the enmity of th fathers
would be overcome. When she was II
and he 10, the wedding occurred, both
families agreeing to th matclv which
seemed inevitable, and which has proved
to be most happy. .Ther now reside In
Pendleton, where Mr. Huffman la man
aging editor of the . East - Oregonian,
Their family consists of three girls and
a boy. . f , . . , , .
The grandeur of eastern 'Oregon's
towering blue mountain, ? clear rivers
and singing, fores' entered Into 4he
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lines of Bert Huffman, for he is a lovr
and interpreter of natur. . In hl 'Des
ert, a short poem which has been
widely copied, he gives a comprehensive
glanc of th western wilderness which
could not be given In a volume of pros.
In bis "Sagebrush'' . h brings tb . per
fume of the desert to sweeten -th lan
guage and thought of a typical -western
poem. The San Francisco Examiner
published his "Where the Sta Sings" on
tn editorial page with favorable criti
cism several years ago and bis natur
poems strlk a responsive key In the
heart of the true weaterner. ,
AS A FIRE FIGHTER
Mounted Patrolman H. S. ' Rany in
addition to his . various other , accom
plishments, has now blossomed out as a
rull-fledged or tighter. Upon discov
ering a tlaxe In the horn of John Mar
tell, , 612 Second street, Friday after
noon Raney diapatohed on of th mem
bers of th family to turn In a Are alarm
and with a bucket of water, extin
guished . th bias .without assistance.
Upon .th arrival of th fir apparatus
In response to a telephone call th po
liceman . naa ejreaay succeeded In
Quenching tb flames and waa warmlv
congratulated oy ine nremen. .
; Voters Be .Careful '
Neither Mr. Baker nor Mr. Ryan paid
any taxes last year,, vote for Fred C
King, Independent candidate for council
man Fourth ward, who has .been on
th roll for 14 years, and will work for
greater ana natter Portland." ..
L.'-M: Davis, St on ballot 1 no' fa.
naU.0, but-wlU 1v all a squar-deal.
Our IVUIe Sale oi
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: Regardless of former
prices. Top many hats. We
must unload, i This is your
opportunity to ' buy ' dress
hat for little money. -, ,
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