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SEEKS ENGINEER sM
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Chairman Mulkey to Leave for
'- East Next Week to Look
Over Field; No Disposition
. to Delay Matters.
' Chairman fred W. Mulkey of the
public dock fommlMlon, will leave
Tuesday or "Wednesday of net week
for eastern eluea to look over tho Held ,
preliminary to the selection of an an-
' glnrar to taka charjra of tha work of
oons'ructlns a dock ayatrm at rortland
and for tha purpose of colleetlnr data
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' altars of tha IJ.600.000 entrusted to Its I VJsrt il ,. -.".J , M ,'j ,'.' N
About July I Henry Ladd Cortoatt, I f'A, 'tC?&'-iTa V- 1. .
1 another mamber of tha eommlaalon, I lCX t, -T J ."' A t vJ-'l . " t i
will ' laara for tha raat to Join Mr. I " tX!V
Mulkar. By that time. It la axpartad, I U'iV'' S ,
tha Uttar will hara ratharad conaldar- IV'" ' ;-f ,.M -; 4i .A. , , ' J,
. . abla InformiUlon. and tba two win than I V,; v f, XyjJ . ' , "' vV
confer aa to future action. Conaulta- 1 --'- V
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tlona wilt ha held wttb leading an
rlnaara and dork experta and upon tha
return from tha eaatern trip the com-
rnlaalon will be advised aa to what an
ffineera are available, what onva are
moat doelrable. and that It will coat
to -ample? tham
Mr. Corbatt will moot Mr. Mulkey in
Washington. It la expected. A confer
ence with enrlnwri and arparta haa
Mra, E. Cramer of til Sixth atraet
I baa grown one of tha moat beautiful
.been arranged In New fork for July "liking hadgaa or roaea In Port-
land. It la compoaad of 111 buehee . gave away many ' roeea from theaa
of tho Carolina Teatout variety covered I buahaa both for public deooratlon and
with hundreda of perfect flowera. Pur- to paaaereby without materially taking
Ing tha Roae' Feitlvai Mra. Cramer away from tha beauty of tha badge.
19, whlrh both will attend.
Xn ok Work Involved.
There haa bean crltlclam of tha eom
mlaalon In noma quarter over the
alowneea In getting down to tha work,
about aevan montha having elapaed
alnee tha appointment of the eommla
alon by Mayor Simon. Tha commla-
a loners reply that they have bfn en
gaged In collecting data and making
Inquiries, thinking at flrai they might
be able to eelect an engineer without i
extended aearch. Some of tha members,
however, instated that adequate care
required a trip eaat by members of the
eommlaalon to personally consult tha
men who know moat about docka, and
Uils oourse baa been decided on.
- It ts declared that there la no Inten-
tlon to delay the work of building any
longer than necessary (to make aura
that tha right man la chosen to take
charge so that a comprehensive system
may be mapped out and reasonable as-1
' aurance felt that whan once started tha j
work can go forward confidently and
Chairman Mulkey lntenda to visit
New Tork, Washington, Philadelphia,
SOLUTION OF THE
Suggests City Attorney Pass
on Power of Engineers to
Pass on Reduction of Pen
alties on Hawthorne Span.
In a detailed statement eubmltted by
latter to tha city executive board yea-
Montreal, Quebee and other cltiea where terday afternoon. Mayor Blmon dla-
Informatlon may be rained at first 1 cussed at length tha claims made by
hind concerning dock building and an- j contractors who built tha Hawthorns
glneera Ma Is particularly interested th. r.nnrt. mnt rrmm.t,rt-
in making an Inspection of the Bush I i.t
docka at Brooklyn, as id to be the beat """" " l" "
planned of any In tha country,
... Kay Oct Ooodwla.
"I want to tea Mr. Goodwin,
city, and tha probable extent of the
authority delegated to tha consulting
engineer who constructed thoae docka." j engineers, in so far aa their recommen-
ha said, -and aee if ha la awailabla. Tiaaiiona are concemea.
want to learn what Inspection ha haa
made of European docks, and to gain
Whan tba bond lsaua of $450,000 was
voted for tha Hawthorne bridge, the
a personal Impression of him. It willlPeoP1" did not know that this would
be my CUrDOSO to rain all Information 1 lcsuiiicieni. i nm contract was iei
possible concerning practical dock , an-
glneera., . '
. "TThe engineer Is tbs first step. We
wont to make no mistake there. After
wa have found the man wa want, there
is no reason wny we cannot go ahead
as last aa the conditions will allow."
Ben Selling, another of tba commis
sion, declares It Is pursuing tha same
course that any careful bualnaas man
. would take when embarking In soma
new enterprise, in which millions are
to be spent.
mificult to Oat mirat Xaa.
"We are using tha same care I would
consider necessary In my own bual
ness." he said. "Wa are authorised to
apend 12.800.000, and we ought to know
what wa are doing. There la no dispo
sition on the part of any member of
tna commission, ao far as I sm aware,
to delay unduly tha work of building
"Wa want a man of highest capacity
for engineer, and we will try to find
the man best fitted for this work who
Is available. We at firat tried adver
tising and correspondence. Many ap
plications Were received, and soma of
them, I do not doubt, coma from men
who ara very excellent civil engineers.
But dock engineers, men who have had
practical . experience and of demon
strated worth are few. As soon as we
make a selection tha commission will
be ready to put him at work and ad
vance construction as soon as possl-.ble.-
' A" wall proportioned man sbould weigh
two and one third pounda for every
tach of bis height.
on the unit baals and it was therefore
inipoealble to determine tha exact eost
until tha span had bean completed.
Tha bonds sold at a premium of $9000,
making; a total in tha bridge fund at tha
atart of 1458,000. All of this but 44000
has been paid out to meet clalma and
there remain outstanding; clalma
amounting In all to tS8.21S.6T.
But both the contractor for tha su
restructure and tba contractor for tha
aubstructure were many months be
hind time in completing; their contracts
and for thla delay they are subject to
heavy penaltlea, aays Mayor Simon.
Tba exact number of days' delay was
237 and for each day tha United En
gineerlng ft Construction company
would be liable to a penalty of flOO, or
$23,700 altogether, if tha delay waa not
unavoidable. However, Waddell A Har
rlngton, the consulting engineers, em'
ployed by the city, reported that the
United Engineering company should
be penalised to the amount of $3000,
and that the company should be en
titled to recover from the city $6266 by
reason of damage sustained by tha com'
pany owing to the failure of Robert
Wakefield, the aubstructure contrac
tor to have his part of tha work ready
for the superstructure builders. The
engineers recommended that-Wakefield
be penalized only $2800, Instead of $11
8C0, what the penaltlea for 237 days'
delay would aggregate.
These reductions In the penaltlea
were allowed by the engineers for the
reason given by them, that tha contrac-
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Atlantic City, $102.40, June 28 to July 6, inclusive.
Rochester, N. Y $91.35, JuV 30 to July 6, and August 14 to 17.
Inland Empire Express Leaves 9:55 a. nj.
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tors were unavoidably retarded by un
due weather conditions
If tha consulting engineers ax fol
lowed then the city will have to pay
claims which will bring tha total coat
of tha new span to more than $500,000.
Tha letter of the mayor was referred
to the bridge committee of tha execu
tive board. The committee will ask
tha elty attorney to render an opinion
stating whether or not ha believes the
recommendations of tho consulting en
gineers are mandatory on the city.
Concerning what may be tha future at
titude of the city the mayor says. In
"You will observe from tha provis
ions of tha contract that I have quoted,
that the? Is a legal queatlon Involved
aa to what extant tha Judgment of the
consulting engineers shall determine
tba amount of the penalties thst msy
be enforced against tba contractors.
City Attorney's Oplaloa.
"I suggest that you take up this
question with tha city attorney, and
get hta opinion as to tha power of the
consulting engineers -to adjudge- tha
amount of penaltlea that may be en
forced, and how far thelrjudgment will
bind the city, and that whan thia has
been .determined, you ascertain the
amount that still remalna due tha two
contractors, aa well as tha consulting
engineers. I think I may aafely atata
that tha elty of Portland does not In
tend to repudiate any part of Its just
"Wnen tha amount has been ascer
tained, tha council should be requested
to make a sufficient appropriation to
meet whatever, deficit there may be In
the Hawthorn avenue bridge fund to I
pay the amounte found to b Juatly due
from tha city of Portland."
HIT BY AUTO TRUCK;
VICTIM'S FOOT MASHED
Raymond Shah an, a bricklayer, was
injured by an auto truck of tha Auto
Delivery company, at Second and Wash
ington streets, yesterday morning at I
o'clock. Rear wheels of tha truck ran
over tha young; man's foot and mashed
it Ha was taken to a nearby store and
attended by Dr. Blersdorf.
Journal Want Ads bring' results.
County Not- Showing ' Good
Spirit in Contesting Tax,
: Says Governor. , ,
Governor West Is outspoken In crit
icising th course of the Clatsop county
authorities in thslr continued refusal
to pay tha proportion of the 110 state
tax assessed against that countyr Tba
governor was In Portland yeat.rday and
la discussing th matter he aaidt '
"I regret tha attitude of th Clatsop
county board, which Is not showing a
very good spirit "In contesting toll tax.
Th amount In dispute la approximately
H0O0 and paynwnt is refused -on the
ground of alleged Illegality la 'the mttu
od of apportioning tha slat tax among
th : various counties. Tet th ' 160,000
appropriated by tha legislator for tha
Astoria centennial is raised by general
taxation apportioned In precisely th
same manner aa the taxea of 10I and
n other eoaaty. In th stat has ob
Jeoted to the apportionment. In vUw
of thla fact th refusal to pay th llOlf
tax does not corns with a vry good
grace from Clatsop sounty. '-,
"If I were In th secretary of State's
place, I bellev I would have bald bark
enough of tho centennial appropriation
to cover too delinquent tax au irom
Clataop.- I was an earnest advocat of
th Aatoria centennial appropriation and
I desire to see th celebration a com
plete success-but I cannot approve th
coura or tna couniy noara.
Bcretary of State Olcott was at .first
disposed to hold back enough of th
centennial appropriation to cover Clat
sop county's share of tha 110 atata
tax. Ha finally agreed, however,' to pay
over the entire appropriation la consid
eration of tho promise of th county
board to carry Into court at once the
dlaputa as to tha unpaid stats tax.
Woman Mayor la Dilemma.
(UalUS Ptms J4 Wtt. -Hnnnewell,
Kaa.. June 17. Mayoress
Wilson Is considering ouster proceed
ings against the oouncllmen who still
ref uae to meet with her .to transact
olty business. When each was ssked
whether he would attend oounoll meet
ings only , evasive answers were ob
Excursion Fares East Vial
June 9. 10,'l2,:ifl, 17, 21, 22,
23, 24, 28, and 30. ,
julr 1. 2, . 3, 4, 5 6, 19, 20,
,,26, 27 and 28. ,.
August 3. 4, 3, 14, 13, 18. 17,
21, 22, 23. 28, 29 and 3a .
DURINO THE SUMMER SEASON, 19U '
From AU-Pointi on tht O-Wi R. ft N. Co. V , J
'" v'-To--i, .U, ;.... " .. -FARES
Chicago . ...... . . . . .72.60
Council Bluffs ' xV-'l i
Omaha I .:-f '-''.".
il Kamaa City ...............V.f 60.00
, ot joaepn .. - r , . . , . -
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StNPaul rla Council Bluffg ,. , .,..$63.90
- Minneapolis direct . . f0.OO
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St Nouls 870.00
; Boston. Mass. 1. .tllO.OO
New York, N. Y.... 108.50
. Washington, D C. ........ ...8107.60
September 1, 2, 4, 3, 6 and 7.
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Call at our Gty Ticket Office, Third and Washington streets, for any Infor
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WM. M 'MURRAY, General Passenger Agent, PortUnd, Or.
PLAIN VIEW ACRES
Whether you want to buy or not, you are cordially invited tQ visit PLAIN
VIEW ACRES Sunday. Fill the hamperand take the 8:15 or 10:15 train
on United Railways, get off at west end of tunnel, or drive out the German
town road, taking right hand road at top of hilL Our representatives will
meet you and show you over the trsct, of a nice picnic plsce if preferred.
You 11 have a delightful trip and see one of the gems of Tualatin Valley.
See PLAIN VIEW ACRES Sunday
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gallons of HOT WATER per minute at 140 F.' v '
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It requires no attention further than the monthly inspection - by : an "expert
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We have the AUTOMATIC GAS WATER HEATER in actual operation' at'
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The Interior of this hotel has been
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Eleventh, Near Washington' St 4
Largest Cafe in the cty. Service unsurpassed
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75 ROOMS,. WITH BATH. .$2.00 PER DAY ffHASfp
Special Rates to Permanent Guests
Rooms for Commercial Travelers
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