The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 03, 1911, Page 9, Image 9

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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. SUNDAY .MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3,'Mf.
PROPOSED OREGON
GITYCAIIALMAY
RUIN BUILDINGS
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Citizens May Endeavor
Have the Route Changeoy
Would Damage Paper Mills,
It Is Believed by Many.;
Property owner at Oregon City who
: will 'be affected by the. building of the
proposed -government canal and locks
, have, secured copies of the government
map snowing me contour oi .tne pro
;. posed ' canal and its tentative course.
Some of the 'larger property owners are
of the opinion that the construction of
me . canal . will mean a revolution j in
I the locatioq of the manufacturing es
; tabllshments on the river t. at Oregon
City.' J- ;: : tV- ''' 2:V''f " 7. "T'-f''-
,, Major Mclndoe, " United States en
i f lneera, in charge of this district, when
SB Bl SESSSa .lrlTl nflrfl 1 r SS? ' T rl JB. mBTrSF F1 1 TT1 firn h
5. ing, however. , gave it as his opinion
that the canal, while It Ala deslred-t
; make it as straight as possible, will
not interfere seriously with any of
, the more important structures.
"Thar matter Is now before the de
mrtmenr of Instlfl." mM : Malnr Ho.
Jndos, "and I am . not In a. position to
discuss it, but I don't believe that the
canal will compel a very extensive re-
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' thst- as much as possible. ' , '
Some of the property owners who may
be effected are at work Interesting Ore
gon City people for the purpose of holdf
ma a conrerenoa wun . aiajor jucinaoe
with A .Haw tiAofn ths liutflMnn tt
the canal altered. '. ..;
Might.1 Destroy Ten Buildings-
"It Is proposed to destroy, four build'
ings occupied by the Oregon City Will
en mills and the plant and buildings
. of the Crown Pulp & Paper company
as well ss the factory of the Hawley
Pulp,, Paper company," said one of
the property owners. ' "These buildings
occupy the sits of the proposed canal
between . Fourth street arid the dam.
' To secure the construction of the canal
will require the condemnation of all
theee properties, ; which are estimated
to be worth 11,000,000. The Hawley
Pulp & Paper company is probably
more seriously affected than the Crown-f
fuip & Paper company. .
"The canal at the dam Is extended
for one mile up the east side of the
banks of the river, being placed well
within the stream. On each side will
be erected concrete walls for the reten
tion of a sufficient sjtnount of water to
produce results. The construction of
these1 concrete walls interposes a bar
rier between Mill A ot the Hawley Pulp
& Papsr company, and their lower mill,
which. It Is contended by the Hawley
people, will seriously affect the trans
portation pf log between ' their two
mills. It Is point. d out that the canal,
if located upon the site suggested, will
materially reduce the rearrangement of
the water flow, si that the Hawley Pulp
A Paper people will be deprived of the
use of the basla for storage purposes, as
- wels - as the - quantity, ot .water- power
they have been in the habit of using.
More TesstMe outet :
"There lavo exposition- to the loca
tion of a larger and broader canal than
exists at present. The present success
ful efforts toward securing an appropri
ation was obtained through tha.ener-t
getic errorts of the Oregon city Com
mercial club. Its aim at 'all times has
been to secure open river transportation,
with a view Of peimanently establishing
what are known as river rates. It Is be
lieved mat a more xeasioie, oivjess ex
pensive route can be secured on the east
side of the river than, has been sug
gested by the looal engineering corps of
the United States government.. It has
also been suggested that a foil consid
eration has not leen.glven to the dam
agea which would accrue through the
destruction of the factory buildings,, the
removal of the extensive machinery re
quired and the rearrangement which
would follow ao far as the-flow of
water is concerned' .
It is proposed that, whatever ex
tent may be the awards of the con
demnation proceeding!, a further appro
priation can be secured from congress to
cover the cost. The, ' object of
the Oregon City people at the
present time Is to secure a less expen
sive route, and to that end they are at
present working. - There is no danger
of the loss of thu present appropriation,
The only danger rests In the extensive
appropriation that might be asked to be
paid for the awards upon the damages
which will accrue If the canal is built
through the factory district of Oregon
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I. I. Boak Talks4o Fraternal
' -Bodies; Parade Is Held
- During . Drizzle.
Near 8wan island Is shown the collection of wharves and clips which are to comprise the public dock system which ,1s proposed to be built at a
cost of 12,500,000. Other docks are shown on Columbia sldugh, near St. Johns, which point will, says
manufacturing district of the city.
The Plan Never Has Been Tried. .
From the Chlcsgo Record-HeraM. -"I
tell you, my sisters." she shouted,
advancing to the front of the platform,
"the men will never grant us our
rlshts ss long as ws sit baok and
quietly wait for them to do so."
"How do you knowt" chirped a man
who had concealed himself in the gal
lery. ' .' '
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The Steinway Piano
THE ONLY PIANO KNOWN IN"
EVERY CITY, TOWN AND ;
HAMLET ONTHE
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. So world-renowned and universally
revered has the Steinway become thafj
It stands easily at the head ot any
list of pianos that-can be named, and
confers the distinction ot leaaersnip
upon its representatives everywhere.
This has led many dealers who are
not Steinway agents to advertise sec
ond-hand Steinways for sale, so that
they may ise s the iplendor ol the
Steinway name : to give r a borrowed
luster to the inferior instruments they
ire compelled to offer. ' v"'..-..-
ihia is one oi the tributes that in
feriority is forced to : pay to superi
ority, i :.i- J-y r;.
Of course,, those who are thinking
of buying a. Steinway will prefer to
, dealwith regular, accredited Steinway
representatives, where they may ob
tain new instruments and. at the same
? rice for 'which they are sold in New
ork, freightage added. ' -r:'-'
For the information of those inter
ested, it should be stated that Sher
man, Clay , St Co, are the exclusive
Steinway representatives for the Pa
cific Coast.
Their' Portland house is on Morri
son street at Sixth
By Marshall N. Dana.
A real beginning has at last been
made In the building of the. greater
Portland.
The basla is the Portland elty plan
formulated by Municipal Architect E.
H. Bennett under the direction of the
Clvio Improvement league. The iqeans
of accomplishment Is the Portland City
Plan association, a call for the organ
lzatlon of which has been Issued, the
time and place to be soon announced.
Greater Portland means a city ot
1,500,000 population, with boundaries,
traffio arteries and municipal convert
iences to correspond. The conception
is stupendous. One must have more
temerity than bravery to estimate the
total cost represented by outlay, .from
all sources, yet it cannot be less than
$100,000,000. But thisflOO.OOO.OOO will
represent $100,000,000 to $$00,000,000 in
enhanced municipal and private prop
erty values If the actual practical re
turns that have attended a similar ef
fort of Kansas City, Mo., may be taken
as a criterion. Chicago, too, is doing
the same thing and is getting like re
turns. , , Vill Sxplsla Plant. .
As soon ss Municipal Architect Ben
nett comes to Portland, and that will
be within a few days, the plans as rep
resented by 70 drawings will ba ex
plained . and their value In the devel
opment of every locality of the city a
units of the general elty development
will be explained at the olty plan con
vention. When it Is said that three of
the drawlngs, made by a celebrated
French artist, cost $100, end that the
whole Work In a year has cost $20,000
and more paid from the pockets of a
few public spirited citizens, the ser
iousness of this beginning now chron
icled can the-better be realised.
The sketch here reproduced has as
chief value the defining pf future trade
quick, convenient transportation for a
city of 1,500,000.
The boundaries of this future city are
shown forced' apart, reaching over into
Washington county and Into Clackamas
county on the south; including all the
Peninsula and Columbia river slough
country on the north and reaching east
far beyond the present boundaries of
Montavllla. : . - ' ; . .
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' The business area must of course ex
tend .with . the- corporate . limits, r The
area on the east aide of the .Willamette
river is shown to be much .broader than
now to care' for" business needs. Ar
chitect Bennett evidently believes that
much of the business , of : the greater
Portland jwlll he done on the east aide.
Burnstde-street in this business area
Is: shown an axial thoroughfare reach
ing oyer Mt Tabor and Montevllla on
the east; Extending to the hills on the-
west side of the river, i The first high
way reaching Burnslde.the axial thor
oughfare from the south is Powell Val
ley .road and the first from the north
Is Bandy road. Already,.' following the
municipal architect's counsel, the Rose
City Park' Improvement association has
commenced an effort to have the Sandy
Toad extended to Burnstde and thie . ef
fort, more than anything else, shows
how the general program can be worked
out, by local effort having in view the
general' program.'.:.:. v- -,-t-y-,-:,:-, 1:
, , malle : Dock -. ystent. t .
Down near Swan island Is Shown the
$2,600,000 Portland public docks ' ays-
tern,' for which the bond issue has al
ready been made.; The -slips are dug
both in Swan Island and the mainland;
the channel, is deepened uniformly mad
widened. A dike is built from the head
of the Island to the mainland and it
carries a municipally owned belt line
railroad to connect, rail and ocean trans
portation. In the same line of municipal de
velopment are shown more slips snd
wharves near St Johns on the Colum
bia slough. Here, the municipal archi
tect thinks, will be the future manu
facturing district of Portland, the place
of nearly all the deep water shipping
to come. Evidence that he Is not wrong
Is the fact of $10,000,000 already in
vested in manufacturing enterprises of
many kinds in' the peninsula area.
Hope that the publlo docks commis
sion will avail the general harbor de
velopment Idea of Mr. Bennett, is con
tained in the news that the commission
has appointed as consulting engineer,
Mr. Hegardt, the ex-government engin
eer, who furnished Mr. Bennett with the
details upon which he based his har
bor development plan as shown In the
drawing, ,
Chairman Mulkey of the dock com
mission, has also made known his sym
pathy and interest in the work done un
der the direction of the Clvio Improve
ment league. ..
' Traffio Arteries.
The 'development, of traff la - arteries
Is shown . to Include not only main
thoroughfares extending through import
ant districts to the future city limits
but connecting , thoroughfares through
the ' Peninsula country, and connecting
all important traffic . arteries both on
the east and west sides,
Many additional bridges to bear the
transrlver traffic of the future city are
also provided. The high hills on the
west side, are made Into terraced resi
dence districts with scenic boulevards
on nearly . every terrace. Boss Island
Is shown, too, as a park connected with
bfldges and boulevards. The system
of parks and boulevards lsVjn fact, made
complete so that vlstors to the Greater
Portland may ' see Its beauty features
one after the other, civic, recreation.
business and community centers in-
Underlying the whole plan which does
not contemplate any foul tenement re
gion or breathless congested space but,
on the contrary, plenty of living room
and parks close to every neighborhood,
is also a drainage system calculated to
serve perfectly the city of ' $.500,000. ,
. An effort will be made to but this
drainage system ln; operation before the
made complete. In this way the cause
of economy will be served and the city
will not be marred by torn-up streets,
Other drawings show how handsome
will be the Portland that has a back
In - union s depot with - the ; Broadway
bridge swung between- its, towers, that
has tnapsra DiooKS- oevetopecr into a
depot-to-hllls boulevard, a magnificent
publlo auditorium oloe.to the group of
pubUo buildings, and ail of these ar to
be shown and explained In detail to the
city plan convention by Mr, Bennett
when he comes. ' ;- ' '"?,' ..
The-plan for building Portland sys
tematically was born In . the minds ot
a few far Seeing business men In Port
land,' aruf foremost among these have
continually been Dr. J. K. Wetherbee,
president, and Charles B. Merrick of
the Clvio Improvement league, who now
heads - the movement -'for working out
the city plan- In its most logical way,
by general, popular organisation capable
of concentrating Influence on any de
sired local improvement whether public
or private, so that It bs a unit of the
general plan. ' ' '
Civic Improvement league Is as fol
lows: Dr. J. R. Wetherbee, chairman;
Postmaster Charles B. Merrick, secre
tary: W. F. Woodward, vice chairman;
J. C. Alnsworth, treasurer. Executive
oommlttee, J. C. Alnsworth, A. H. De
vers, C. F. flwigert, I. Lang, B. 8.
Josselyn, Walter F. Burrell, William
Ktllingsworth, W. D. Wheelwright, L. J.
Wentworth, Gay Lombard, H. L. Cor
hptt. John H. Haak. F. II. Ransom. E.
F. Lawrence. J. R. Wetherbee; ex-offlcio
the architect, become the future
members. Mayor A G. Rushlight and
E. T. Mlsche, superintendent of parks.
The call for the general convention
has been addressed to these, to all east
side Improvement associations, all com
mercial and clvio organisations and the
Press club. ,
A gas and electrlo company's build
ing in Denver Is claimed to be the best
lighted structure of its "class in the
world.
' (Snecitl to The Journal.
Astoria, Or., Bept : l.i Fraternal day
at the Astoria Centennial was marked
by the presence of Head Consul I. I.
Boak of the Woodmen of the World,
a-large number of : prominent officers
of the Order of Moose and the W. O.
W. and over. 1000 unlformedmembers
of the orders from Portland and adja
cent communities. : Portland lodge 291,
Order of Moose, was represented - by
about $00 members, who arrived here
on the steamer Monarch and were met
by a number of their brethren who had
arrived here, last evening, v The Wood
men were represented by the degree
teams of Portland camp 107, Wobfoot
No. 65, Multnomah . No. ; 77 - and Rosa
City No. 11. , ' . ' '
The delegations were met ; at the
depot by Mayor H, Iv Henderson, Gen
eral Manager A. A, Tremp and. KUery's
band and esoonted to Centennial head
quarters, where the mayor In a short
address tendered the . freedom of the
city. John B. Goddard of Portland made
Jthe response. ,
Exercises were held in the afternoon
at the Centennial stadium, at which
Head Consul Boak made the principal
address. Other speakers were W. C.
Hawley of Salem. J. W. Boothe, W. B.
Haldman, F. Q Brockman and W. Reidt
of Portland, ' and Mayor ' Henderson.
Portland camp 107 carried off the
trophy in the competitive drill, five
other teams competing. Webfoot No.
$6 wss second.
The illuminated ' parade in the eve
ning given in honor of the visitors was
witnessed by a large crowd. In spits of
a drtssling rain during its progress.
Head Consul Boak was presented with
a silver loving cup by Oeneral Manager
A. A. 'Tremp on behalf of the Centen
nial committee.
On account of requests which were
made by residents of Portland, who are
desirous of witnessing the spectacular
Indian drala;V'The Bridge of the Gods,"
arrangements have been made with the
railroads to run a special train from
Portland on Labor Day, to be known as
the "Bridge of the Gods Special." The
excursion wjl leave Portland at 8
o'clock In the morning and returning
will leave Astoria at 11:$0 in the even
ing immediately after the performance.
A special rate of $2 for the round trip
has been secured.
The "Bridge of the Gods" has played
to large audiences. Three more per
formances will be given, one on Mon
day, one Tuesday and on on Friday
evenings. ,
As a special Labor Day celebration
has been arranged and the sixteenth
annual regatta of the Astoria Motor
Boat club opens on that date it is ex
pected that viators to the Centennial
city will not find a minute hanging
heavily on their hands.
REFORM PRINCIPLES,
TOPIC AT Y. M. C. A.
"Principles of Reform .That Must, Be
Recognized" will be th topic for dis
cussion at the men's meeting in the
lobby of the Portland , Young Men's
Christian association this afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. The meeting will be led
by M. N. Dana. Special musio will be
provided.
The meeting today will close the ser
ies of discussions of moral problems
that has been held in the T. M. C. A.
lobby during the hot weather months.
The last discussions were on the sub
ject of social evil, and It is expected
tisat the meeting today will consider
principally the best methods of dealing
with that problem.
R. K. Perkins, religious work direc
tor, has been busy with his program of
meetings for the fall and has prepared
an unusually Interesting series. These
meetings will be held In the auditorium,
except when especially large crowds are
expected, when a church or theatre will
be -used. , '
1WS REASON?
Britons Want to "Know What
-Is- the-Matter With Their
Bally . Country, and Why All
This trouble. V ,
' By John I. Britton. ,
(B.r toe Internstlonil News Service.)
London, Sept. 4. Now that the smoke
of the strike battle has cleared away,
people are asking:
"What is the matter with the bloom
ing country? What was all the bally
trouble? Rioting, troops charging, food
supplies cut off and famine threatened
wnat was it an about, any now r-
Press Zs Ignorant, '
The newspapers have done but little ,
to answer these "questions; in fact, they ,
seem to4 fight shy of finding out the
fundamental cause of tne recent labor
agitation tfee most serious., England ,
has confronted for many years. An
outsider, however, need have no heslta-.
tlon in formulating that cause. ,
InprMMil nrlrM nf anMesaltles. whfrhr
hiave not been accompanied by a cor
responding increase in wages ana ins
starvation level of wages paid for un
skilled labor. -
What Sockmea Wanted. .
'It Is-hard for an .American to realise
that In the dock 'workers' strike, full
frown, sble bodied men, were, in -some
cases, fighting for the right to receive
$4.40 a week. And that week consisted
of 78 hours. Think of It. Ten hours a,
day, seven days a week, $4.40.
And that, mind you, is not what the
strikers received.' if is what- they were
flKhtlnsr to get:
In order that there may be no mis
take about It, let me quote the actual
terms upon which the dock workers In
London were formerly employed 'ana
the terms which they demanded:
Th - former terms of the truck
drivers were, $5.50 to $5.15 a week with
no limit to number of hours; they de
manded $6-16 to $7.80 a week of 72
hours. -
Demands of Treignt Men.
- The- - freight handlers" , former- terms
were $5 a week of 60 hours,' overtime
for, Sunday at 7 cents an hour; they de
manded maximum wages of $6.15 a
week with Sunday's overtime, to be at
12 cents an hour.
Wages for yard truck drivers were
$2.75 a week with no limit as to hours,
and they demanded $4.40 for a 70 hour
week.
For all grades of workers no annual'
vacation was allowed till after 10 years
of service, then from three to . five .
days; the demand was for one weens
vacation with pay after one year's ser-
vice. -fi
A booking clerk's wages start .at- 25
cents a day. After years of service he
finally makes, if he is faithful and In
dustrious and does not get sick too
much, a maximum of $7.25 a week.
If he is exceptional, he may become
a "clerk In charge," in which case he
will receive $5 a week, which is grad
ually rneressea at -tne -tm -ei - a--iew
shillings a year until in his old age
he may receive $9.75 a -week.
A Valuable Man.
Ftora Llppincotfs Magazine. :
his eyes," said the celebrated oculist.
"Every time he went to read he would
read double." '
tin 1 1 . ... 1. . Ka
thetla person. I suppose tnat inter
fered with his holhlng a good position r,
"Not at all. The gas company gob
bled him up and gave him a lucrative
Job reading gas meters." : .'
She Wouldn't Stay.
HusbandWhat ts thst' fearful
racket? v '
Wife Sarah taking her singing: les
son; Mrs. Jones telephoned that sWS
was going to call and X don't want her
to stay for dinner, V
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FURNISHINGS
We are, in a way, specialists in furnishing attractive
living rooms. We recognize tne supreme importance of a
restful, harmonious, comfortable living room; believe that
there is no excuse for , having any other kind ; and are thor
oughly equipped to help you in planning and furnishing
. just such a room.
We carry the most beautiful living room furniture to be found in Portland -the most interesting,
most correct, most comfortable. Also our assortment of good living room furniture is by far the
largest to be found here, a fact pretty generally recognized, and easily proved by a visit to the store.
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This week our windows contain many beautiful mahogany pieces, chiefly reproductions of cele-V
brated originals. Our stocks of simpler mahogany furniture, of beautiful Craftsman and Flanders ,
oak pieces and of willow and reed furniture are equally complete and interesting.
For your floor coverings, wall papers or
fabrics, hangings and curtains we can show
, you things equally new and distinctive. And
if you . car for assistance or expert advice J
we shall Jbe glad to supply it without charge.
? As to price, you will pay only a strictly
competitive ; price for the merchandise value
. of what you buy from us. Special service
and exclusive designs are merely a part of
our . business policy. , , ; ; '
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