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THE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY, MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1915.
M I NISTER
Publicly-Owned System Has
Been Losing Money Since
. Service Was Inaugurated.
ELECTION IS DUE SOON
Rev, Mau, Oregon City Pas
tor, After Visiting Father
land, Predicts Victory.
VISITOR WAS DETAINED
Thirty-eight Are Picked Out;
of Large. Number Making
Bakers Decide to Sals Frio, tmt
Bread Is Still
; Seattle, Wash., Feb. 13. Municipal
r wnerhip of street railway s In Seattle
., bangs iti the balance, and the fat of
v the publicly owned system, which has
f lost $25,000 since it began operation
, ., last summer, appears to rest with the
; joining municipal election.
. 'Whether the two disjointed systems.
. VOivisloit A in the north end of the city
- Od Division C in the south end, will
''.Continue operation practically will be
decided by the people's choice of three
eouncilmen and their votes on munici
pal ownership proposition on the bal
, tot. March 2.
, The issue -between municipal owner
ship advocate: and tlioae who are op
posed to this municipal governmental
. ..plan Is sharply drawn, and Tuesday,
February 16, six candidate will be
nominated for the council from a field
, of 22, embracing:-various views of the
. operation by the city of street rail
ways and municipal light and water
' ... plants. The impending election Is re
. garded as one of the moat important
In Seattle in years.
e Tha continued losses on the munici
pal railways and the discovery that
the basin of the new Cedar river darn,
constructed at a cost of (1.400.090,
leaks, and the municipal light plant
. may have to depend indefinitely on its
old' crib dam, while an attempt ia
mads to seal the basin surrounding the
new dam, has aroused the anti-munioi-ial
ownership forces. They charge
that the council has been ,.riding hob
bies; has plunged the city into debt.
i. and needlessly burdened the taxpayers.
r Both the municipal ownership forces
and those opposed have agreed upon
The Public Ownership league in
dorsed T. H. Bolton, president of tho
Seattle Central Labor council; W. P.
MoElwaln, a leader of the Progressive
party in Seattle; David McKenzle. for
mer King county commissioner, who
.. was defeated last November for re
, . election on the Progressive ticket, and
two Socialists, Charles D. Raynier and
C, J. Jacobs.
The so-called conservative forces in
Seattle have generally agreed upon
Josiah Collins, former state senator;
A. i. Parish, .former county assessor;
II. K. Kennedy, former state represen-
. tative, and. Frank Renick. now serving
in the lower liouee of the legislature.
Bix candidates will" be nominated
Tuesday, and three elected March 2,
when the voters will, also pass judg
ment on propositions to establish a
.1 1 municipal auto bus linn in Seattle be
t ' tween Its municipal railways, and also
make an extension of Divisioa A.
Despite the recent announcement of
tho master bakers of Seattle that the
retailers would have to raise the price
of brerd from 5 cents and 10 cents to
6 cents and T2 cents, all grocers of
the' city, excepting those that bought
of one of the leading bakers, were able
to sell on the old schedule. Urocers
stopped the movement to advance
prices, declaring war on the master
bakers by threatening to rasa the in
crease along to the consumer.
The master bakers raised prices be
cause of the war prices of wheat and
The retail grocers met following the
bakers' decision and decided to refuse
to accept deliveries from bakers in the
association at the new scale of prices.
Prosecuting Attorney Lundin prom
ises new revelations of ploice graft
following the arrest of Patrolman Paul
It. Pchuman oil charge of extorting
money from disorderly women living
in the north end of the downfbwn dis
'trict. When the patrolman was arrested
Charles Shea, part owner of a cigar
store on Schuman's beat, was also
Jailed, charged with having assisted
Schuman in the collections. The ar
rest was a culmination of several
weeks t investigation carried on by
Chief of Police Lane. '
Schuman was confronted with five
women, the principal witnesses against
him, in Prosecuting Attorney Lundln'a
office, but maintained his Innocence.
Wh the 'fclty council, in adjourned
session Wednesday, refused to pur
chase the Seattle, Kenton & Southern
Railway, a niua mile privately owned
line from the taeavt of the ctty to the
town of Renton, a Jong-drawn-out con
troversy of seven years' standing re
mains as far from settlement as ever.
The receivers of the Kenton line of
fered to sell the property for $200,008
or the municipal utility bonds and 20
per cent of the gross receipts for 2S
The- custodians of the property, now
In the hands of the court, refused to
submit the- proposition of purchase to
the voters at a general election, but
held out for a special election, they
agreeing to pay the $9500 expense in
cident thereto. The .council, while
agreeable to submission at the general
election, . refused to order a special
The improvement of Rainier avenue,
the highway leading from Seattle
through Rainier, valley and connecting
with Renton, remains unimproved witn
paving or sewers because of litigation
in the courts between the city and the
railway. This litigation will not be
dropped now that the city refused to
take over the line, the receivers saV
Watson Judge In Cobs.
Marshfield. Or., Feb. 13. James
Watson, who was elected at- the No
vember election. Is the new county
judge of Coos county. Me was ap
pointed by the governor following the
resignation of Judge John F. Hall, who
formerly was in office. When the dis
pute arose as to whether the county
judges would hold over six years in
stead of four, Mr. Watson's name re
mained on the ticket and at the elec
tion he received a big majority over
his opponents. Judge Hall, who has
served in the office . for some
years -" past, - was oot a. can
dMate ' again. ' Pending tbe supreme
court decision, recently given, on the
lujfge matter, both Hall and Watson
i h$Kl been presiding Jointly, but they
lt,tfred of waiting for the court decision
t'ran4 Judge Hall resigned and Mr. Wat
T, son was appointed. Judge Hall had
- announced some time ago that he in
tended to retire from the office at the
. axolratioB of the four years. ' .
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8 ' 't-'U ill
R. M. Downing, surviving officer
of original Knights of Pythias
officers at Vancouver.
Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 13. Great
preparations are being made by the
committee (n charge of arrangements
for the "home coming" celebration,
which is to be held at the I. O. O. F.
hall Monday evening under the aus
pices of the local lodge of the Knights
of Pythias in honor of the fifty-first
anniversary of the institution of that
Vancouver lodge No. 6 was organized
November 10, 1881, with about 50 char
ter members. Of this number oply
three survive. They are: R. W.
Downing, who is the only survivor of
the nine first officers, having been
master of arms; Captain N. F. Bolton
and J. W. Wentworth, all of Vancou
ver. The home coming is for the Knights
bf Pythias, the Pythian Sisters and
Oregon City, Or., Feb. 13. Condem
nation suit for right-of-way was com
menced by the Willamette Valley
Southern railway against Ralph Henry
Scott, Delia Bertha Scott and Katie
Laura Scott today. C. Swanson started
civil fcuit against N. Chrlstner and K.
II. Bolick for $129, which he alleges is
due him for cutting timber for the
Asking for $2999 damages, Edward
Summerfleld, administrator of the es
tate of Alma Summerfleld, filed dam
age suit against the Southern Pacific
railroad today. Alma Summerfleld was
run over and killed on the trestle over
the Molalla river between Canby and
Barlow by the Shasta Limited the
night of January 7, 1914. Melvin llagen
lost his life in an attempt to save the
girl from death. Plaintiff alleges the
railroad company was well aware the
trestle was commonly used as a foot
bridge and also had an engineer whose
eyesight was defective, on the run.
A decree of divorce and" $15 per
month alimony was given Mrs. Bessie
E. Gibson from Horatio Gibson by
Judge Campbell today. Decrees were
also issued in' the following cases: J.
R. Spurgeon vs. Nellie Spurgeon; Ed
ward Barker vs. Nina C. Barker.
Chief of Police Shaw received word
today from Kobert D. Cameron, Cap
tain of Detectives of Philadelphia, Pa.,
asking for information concerning Aus
tin McCleary, age 4 years, who was
found on the streets of New York city
on the evening of September 12. 1914.
The boy is described as being of light
complexion, light hair, blue eyes, 3 feet
3 inches tall, and weighing 38 pounds.
That the exhibits prepared by the
school children at tho Annual School
Industrial fair at Kstacada Friday
were the best of their class he had
ever seen was the statement of Super
intendent Calavan today. Some of these
exhibits will go to San Francisco for
Ube in the Oregon building.
At a recent meeting of the post grad
uate class of the Oregon City high
school the following officers were
elected: President, Frank King; vice
president, William Lettenmaier, secre
tary, Ray Morris; treasurer, Orlando
Romig; editor to the Hesperian, Clyde
Green; scrgeant-at-arms, John Uulo
ston. A musical entertainment and dance
was held at the Clarkes Granger hall
Saturday evening. A program was ren
dered by the young people of C lames,
after which dancing was enjoyed. The
Canemah quartet went from this city
and rendered a number of selections.
Over 60 members of St. Paul's Epis
copal church held a social dance at
the local rectory Saturday evening.
Mrs. J. J. Tobin and Mrs. J. W. Lewtti
waite were chaperones.
Days; Asks Divorce
Baker, Or., Feb. 13. Frank M. Tay
lor and Irene M. Smith were married
January 31. 1914, and today, 13 days
after the marriage the husband filed
suit for divorce.
His wife came from Washington,
where Taylor knew her, he having
prepared a home here. She arrived two
weeks ago tonight, Taylor seeking the
county clerk to get a license on Sun
day. The husband's complaint alleges
that his wife called htm vile names.
This Is the only grounds set forth for
Pendleton Seems Prosperous.
Pendleton, Or., Feb. 13. Though the
Pendleton hotel is little more than six
months old, work has been started on
an annex to the building. Wesley N.
Matlock yesterday announced that the
Matlock estate has let the contract fori
viib uuiiuiiig vi it two siory concrete
building. 40 by 45, Just back of the
hotel building. The lower floor will
be used for sample rooms and the
upper floor for additional rooms and
IT'S TIME FOR
Pfanos are frequently not only out
of tune, but also an eighth to a fourth
off pitch. Listen to yours. Notice It?
Action's stiff, too. perhaos. We'll tune,
regulate action and remove scratches
quickly and reasonably. Telephone
Main 6655 or A-2350, or write filers
Music House. Eilers builduag. Broad
way at Alder. (Adv.)
Had Takes Tlrst Papers for American
Clttsensaip Before Xtts
Special to Tbe Jmirnal.',
Oregon City, OiT, Feb. 18. After
eight months spent in Germany, Rev.
As Mau, pastor of the ' First German
church (Ohio synod), of Oregon City,
has returned home full of confidence
in the fatherland and firm In belief
that there is only one ultimate end of
the ,great war possible complete vic
tory for Germany.
Rev. Mr. Mau was at Kiel, on the
great naval canal, when hostilities
broke oot. He had taken out his first
citizenship papers in the United States
previous to visiting his foreign home,
but these were not recognised as suf
ficient to cancel his allegiance by the
German 'military authorities, and the
American visitor was not allowed to
An appeal was sent to the ministry
in the United States, and when proof
was furnished that Rev. Mr. Mau was
an ordained minister in the United
States, and was needed at his work,
the German authorities allowed him to
"Most of my time was spent at
Kiel," said Rev. Mr. Mau, in speaking
of his sojourn In Germany. "I did
not get to visit the froiu and see actual
fighting, although I was very desirous
of doing so, and tried to get there.
With this end in view, I offered my
services to the military authorities,
but they said there was nothing for me
to do in a military way.
"Not. being content to idle during
the time I was obliged to stay in Ger
many, I then offered my services to the
ministry and was given charge of a
church with a congregation of about
3000 persons. I took care of this
charge until my departure for Amer
ica. "The resources of. Germany seemed
to me to be unlimited," he continued.
"The military authorities have been
very careful in enlisting men and have
left sufficient able bodied men In each
district to take care of the crops.
Hence the fields will bear as heavily
this year as ever, and the output will
be sufficient to feed the nation for
"There, were plenty men in the dif
ferent places I was in. In fact, it did
not seem the war had thinned the popu
lation at all.
"At Kiel, I saw many battleships,
and every day observed the maneuvers
of several of the great airships. The
Zeppelins were flying over the town
every day and we could get clear views
"We crossed the Atlantic without
sighting an Knglish warship until we
neared New York. There we saw the
cruiser which scouts in those waters
but his ship did not bother us, and we
steamed directly into port without be
CentValia, Wash., Feb. 13. A fire
that ptarted in the Workman store In
Littell shortly after 1 o'clock this
morning destroyed two blocks of build
lugs .and caused a property loss of
$20,000. The flames were fought by
volunteers with buckets. The fire was
finally checkud . at the Methodist
church. Included in the burned build
ings were the Workman store, the post
office, townhall and five residences.
Two families living over the postoffice
lost all of their possessions.
Another 10 per cent dividend will
be paid to Union Loan & Trust com
pany depositors about the middle of
March, according to an announce
ment yesterday by Receiver John
A realty deal involving $20,000 worth
of property was closed in Centralis
yesterday, when H. B. Spragg ex
changed four pieces of local property
for an 50 acre farm just north of Van
couver, owned by William Robinson.
Mr. bpragg will move to Vancouver. ,
The threatened invasion of Centralis i
last night by 500 I. W. W.'s from Be- ,
attle failed to materialise. j
The fifth fire in Centralia in two j
weeks caused by an overheated stove
badly damaged the south end residence !
of E. S. Phipps Thursday night.
Realty Deal at Sherwood.
Sherwood, Or.. Feb. 13. A realty
deal was completed in Sherwood this
week involving about $3000. Fred Col
felt of this city disposed of the 100
foot square on Washington and First
streets to Chauncey Calkins. The 1
property sold comprises a restaurant, 1
dwelling and carpenter shop building.
Mr. Calkins takes possession of the
residence after a few needed repairs
Mr. Colfelt will move his family to
American Falls, Idaho, where they will
make their future home. i
Yon know the discomforts of an
ill-fitting truss, the distressing,
discouraging feeling of a rap
ture not properly held.
recommended by us,
gives yon immediate
relief. Oar skilled
perfect fit. Hundreds
of satisfied patients
testify to the effi
ciency of the ; Seeley
truss properly fitted. Remember
the Woodard Clarke & Co.
guarantee backed by a reputa
tion of 50 years' standing ia be
hind this service, : . -
Let Us Explain Personally.
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
-ALDER AT WEST PARK .
McMinnville, Or., Feb. 13. M. C
Smith son. of McMinnville college, who
took first honors in the recent oratori
cal preliminaries, besides winning the
honor of representing his college in
the state contest, was awarded a cash
prize of $15. He is a sophomore at
GOVERNMENT HAS AN
EXPERT AT BAKER ON
THE TRAIL OF RABBITS
Ranchers Urged to Work To
gether in Effort to Extermi
nate Pest of the County,
Special to The Jotjrnal.)
Baker, Or., Feb. 13. R. T. Jackson,
government rabbit expert, who has
keen in this city for a week or more
telling the ranchers of this vicinity
how to get rid of the long eared pests
by the poisoning method, has been a
very busy man, as he has been called
on to make many trips into the coun
try to show how the poisoning system
adopted by the government is carried
He mads a number of experiments
here before deciding what means would
best serve the purpose, finally deciding
that poisoned wheat was eaten more
readily by the bunnies than other
means he tried. He has not published
his formula for poisoning tbe grain
and says he does not want to, unless
it is necessary. He is making an ef
fort now to get a large number of
ranchers together to buy a large sup
ply of the poison and have it mixed
all at one time, under his supervision.
This will be more effective, he claims,
for experience has shown in other
places that Individuals In preparing
the poisoned grain have not followed
directions closely, with tlie result that
their success was only nominal and
the system condemned as no good. A
great many farmers have agreed to
join forces in having the poison pre
pared, and hurried action Is advised
by Mr. Jackson, so that large quanti
ties of poison can be put out before
new grain crops begin to come on and
the rabbits begin to multiply.
An experiment with the poisoned
grain on the Frank Collin? ranch near
this city, "resulted in over a hundred
dead rabbits being counted in a small
area, where 15 cents worth of grain
and poisons had been put out. Many
more were probably killed but the men
stayed close to the place where the
poison was placed.
The rabbit problem is a big one for
this section of the country, and the
government man appears to be helping
to solve it.
Robert Mote had one wife In Minne
apolis and anotl er In Hutchinson, Kan.
He met his third in Garden City, Kan.,
on Wednesday, courted her Thursday,
married her Friday, was arrested Sun
day and sentenced to jail on Tuesday.
advantages of 300 rooms with -baths and shower baths the
tearoom with dancing floor the spacious lobbies and parlors
the "different" American plan dining-room with excellent
table d'hote service.. Ladies visiting the city alone will be
delighted with the surroundings. Luncheon, dinner .or tea "
parties arranged for under the personal supervision of the
management. Washington and 11th Sts.,
FIRST PRIZE DISTRICT NO. 4
In The Journal $5000 Trade and Circula
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A High-Grade Instrument
On display at BUSH & LANE PIANO CO.
433-435 Washington Street
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis. Or., -Feb. 13. Thirty-eight stu
dents of the Oregon Agricultural col
lege have been selected to act as guides
In the Oregon building at the Panama
Pacific exposition at Son Franctrco.
The students were selected by a com
mittee appointed by rhe president of
the college last December, when the
proposition was. first presented to the
student3 by the Oregon commission.
This committee made exhaustive in
vestigations into the lecords. both
scholastically an 3 tvilnt activitJ-w. of
some 300 to 400 students who made
applications for the positions. Out of
this number about 140 passed the
scholastic mark and other require
ments set by th committee. A com
petitive examination was held several
weeks ago to test the applicant,'
knowledge of Oregon And It was chief
ly through the grades rcelvcd in this
examination that the following 38
were appointed, their tim of servtee,
four weeks, to be set later:
J. R. Magness, Oliver B. Hayes,
Henry C. Gilbert. C. Edwin Hill, M. H.
Mlddlekauff, Byron C. Wright, W. R.
Dallas, A. J. Funk, C. I Stroma, James
O. Beck. Roy B. Marshall, W, L. Cham
berlain, F. W. Kehrll, Clayton Strain,
W. W. Coe. Hiram Currey, S. E.
Brett, J. W. Green, E. C. Allworth, A.
M. Doerner. C. E. Schuster. T. V. Ro
mig, J. E. Cooter, T. C. Howard, R. M.
Howard, Albert A, Amort.. D Vere
FendalL Martin Van Couverlng, N. L.
Tarter, C. M. Scnerer, Kenneth I Fox,
Brooke. Hukill, O. Frederick Chambers,
Perry N. Johnston, J. Howard Paine,
Edgar Vestan, Louis G. Gentner and
F. t. Teager.
The following stud-snts were named
as alternates and will serve In the
order named, providing any of those
students in the first list fin! It Im
possible to serve: John Boies, Wallace
L. Kadderly. T. R. McClellan. Halbert
E. Selby, William W. Johnston, Leon
ard J. Locker, Robert F. Thorne, C. K.
Oakes, W. J. Koenlg. C. A. Fryer, D. E.
Richards, Fred H. Forster, Theodore
Johnston, L. D. Crouter, J. Homer Ed
wards, Ivon H. Loighary, R. V. Wil
liamson, Howard C. Belton, Irwin
Betzel, R. L. Stoneberg. U. G. Rob
bins and R. M. Klinghammer.
The guides will travel in pairs and
they will serve for ft period of focr
weeks. The first two leave Corvalll
a week from today and will be fol
lowed in two weeks bv another eet.
Four guides will be on duty all of tha
time, each pair being replaced every
two weeks by a new set. Guides will
be furnished for the entire period of
the fair f.Min February 20 to Decem
ber 4. College work missed by the
students will have to be made up on
Thousands Are Cut
From Pay Roll of
The cutting of salaries by employers
has made it necessary for wage earn
ers to cut their expense on every cor
ner. In a short time hundreds of
families will be vacating the stuffy
apartments and rooming houses end
moving into the vacant houses that
are numerous in every section of the
city. Rents are very low and garden,
flowers and freedom can be had with
no more expense. We will help those
who have not the money laid by that
is required to enable them to take
advantage of the big reductions in
home furnishings bv including for :
limited time- all sale goods on our
regular monthly payments terms. Our
Red Tag sale is on and fully three
fourths of our stock has been reduced
from 10 per cent to 60 per cent. Take
thia "tip" and secure your house now
before the spring rush, and take ad
vantage of our sale prices and easy
terms to furnish it. Calef Bros., East
Third and East Morrison streets. Our
store covers the entire half block, af
fording a large, selection. Three blocks
east of the Morrison street bridge.
Stores also In Salem and Centralia.
offers to the transient as well
as the residential truest the
Worrell's Bankrupt Store at Sixth and Alder
Closes Its Doors Monday at 6
p. m., never to open j
i . again! ' J
YOUR PRICE US.
Tomorrow every Suit; Coat, Dress, Skirt and Waist must
held on deposit
must be called for
Monday before 3
P. M., otherwise
your deposit will
SerVlCe H51131 rate, would have cost the city for
Is not this additional tax?
of at any price. The. merchandise will
be practically given away. Bring a big
and carry away a big load.
and help yourself to this' stock
help yourself to the greatest
Bargains you ever
laid eyes on.
SIXTH AND ALDER
Plus Free Service
$550,000 a Year
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from the Street Car System Alone!
18 of Total Street Car Revenues!
Of the huge sum of nearly one million dollars charged
the P. R., L. & P. Co. in 1914 for the privilege of doing
business, about ' .
$550,000 per year,
5 45,800 per month, or over -
$ 1,500 per day
must be contributed by the city street ;ar system.
The average j revenue per passenger carried (Cash,
Commutation Ticket and Transfer Passengers) for all
of whom facilities have to be furnished, was 3.58c
for the year 1914. 1 k
Even omitting the cost of carryine them, how
the average fare must be carried
this immense charge? ' - .
In round numbers j
42,000 passengers per jday
1,275,000 passengers per- month
15,350,000 passengers per year '
Also just figure for yourself how many passengers
had to be carried during the year to help maintain the
Police Department, the Fire Department, the Public
Schools, and the Bridges. - " . t.
..Furthermore, letter carriers, and County employes are
carried for several; hundred thousand rides annually at
compensation which is less than cost for the" service.
In conclusion, did you ever stop tojthink that during
1914, police and firemen and other city employes enjoyed
free transportation as required by our franchises to con
siderably more than 750,000 RIDES, which, at the
RE A D !
Fixtures that have
bees sold will be
ready for deliv
ery Monday at S
P. M. Showcases,
mirrors and forms