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TIID OnilGOIJ DAILY JCUIIUAU rOXVTLAIID,
A w i
city ca;:t chaiige
. frahchise, ruling
- J . -'
; ."Opinion Given n Response to
'5 Desire to Bring the Telephone
Company Under-Local Control
i'i Th city b no- power to, alter the
1 xistlnff franchUotrOi '-Pacific Tele-
,Vhon &rTfereprapJi company, City AU
1 Jtorni'y LaBoche ; 'states-n an'ojrfnlon.
. jMubniftied to Mayot Baker this morning:.
',Th opinion -wa An-reapons to a. ques
. jton a td.;irhether the city; could amen:
! Jthsraneh'iss; granted :-th company, to
, torn pel, that concern to betow sufficient
'authority on local officials to rettls In
jtdustrial disturbances. - Only legislative
nctiorf by ; the state or' federal govern
J Orient could amend the franchise, La Roche
t tdeclarea, , . - , "'"-,
COMPA3IT'S COJTSEUT 3TECE88ABT f
"""The power of the council of th city
of Portland to amend existing franchises
"fit "oubllc" service ; corporations la d
! , jtendent, so f ar as the question here ta
., volved Is concerned, upon the assent or
'.' i-nnattnt at his Pacific Telephone tt Tele-
jtraph company,';, the opinion recites.
-! "The franchise is a; contract between the
l-j:ity and the telephone company; subject
Vto 'some changes by .the state or city
-under Its police power, but there is no
t wpower which 'can write Into a franchise
fy-an effective stipulation which will bind
' both the telephone company and Its era
tyployea, as the employes are not parties
'tU Li IV CUflUBiVi CUIU AI9 UUh UUUHU VJJ IW
; "The solution of the problem, as will
nnaa - fmm fits rsnort nf t Kia fcr tt
! board of conciliation, goes beyond - the
".'power . of the people of the immediate
'"community and at last must be either
taken up and solved through 'the state's
.'Authority by appropriate legislation or
;;ty our national legislative body.- -
; Mayor Uaker .will communicate the
H'lARoche opinion to Governor Olcott.'. ,
! HI .
Continued From Pge Ont)i
. Jilant of the Eastern & Western Tjum
i.ber company, and then across the, Inter-
i "state bridge so they might. be given a
. t.'Vlew of the, Columbia, Vancouver and
j -the military post.
. CUJST OF CHAMBEE '4
Xr. Sulzer was the guest of honor
) -and. speaker at a luncheon, at noon at
!Jthe - Chamber of Commerce and. was
! 'received at Swiss hall immediately fol
lowing. A trip to Newberg is the fea-
ture of the afternoon and Or. and Mrs.
. "Sulser will be , the guests of the Swiss
ief Oregon at a banquet in Swiss hall
,this evening. ' A trip over the Colum-
la river highway is planned : for to
: 'tnorrow. r l. . . '
t!-"I am making my first visit to the
i Pacific Northwest with a great deal
Of pleasure," said , Ir. Sulier.. : 'The
'.'only purpose of the trip is to, get In
t'touch, with our Swiss consuls and dis
'. ,cuss with them $he Improvement of
; 'ihe service. - . - - -
tj; During the breaifast hour the Swiss
. ambassador, recounted humorously the
i Eastern impression of the Swiss.
.,. "it was In a Boston school." said he,
, ;Mand the teacher asked, "What are the
-"three chief characteristics of the SwlaaC
f. ' One " little ieuow 'held : up his hand.
il-'Thrift,' he said. " Yodellng.' said an-
(Other. Then came' a pause. 'Doesnt
.'anyone know a, third characteristicr
! Bked the teacher. At this one of the
youngsters had a-brilliant ldea.vgwlBs
! cheeso,' he exclaimed, , triumphantly. ,
S. A H. Orees Stamps for cash. Hoi-1
;ynan Fuel Co., Main 353,A-3353. Block
wood, short, slabwood. , Rock Springs
i and Utah coal ; sawdust. Adv.
LEAGUE NECESSARY ;
' SAYS SENATOR COLT
- (ContiAaed From Pic One) - '
except along the lines of closer union of
the family of nations, based upon the
principle of cooperation or federation.
Not to try - this experiment would leave
the world In the same condition of in
ternational anarchy ' as it was before
the war world divided, into jealous
and competing national units, fully
armed and dominated by the spirit of an
aggressive nationalism. It Is this form
of nationalism which leads to war, and
the only way to overcome, this obstacle
to peace and to Install the reign of law
araonev nations is through International
cooperation. This does not mean the.
surrender of tru nationalism, unere
Is no antagonism between true national
ism and internationalism which woum
substitute the reign of law for the reign
of force. - , f .
ADOPTS BOB ATI BESOITTTIOIT :
5 The Borah resolution, calling upon the
president to furnish the senate with a
copy of written protest against the
Shantung settlement which Secretary
Lansing, General -Bliss and - Henry
White, as three of the American peace
commissioners, were said to have signed,
was adopted by the senate this after
noon without -a record vote or any dis
cussion. ', Borah expressed the opinion that the
American people "would not be fooled
by any 'scraps of paper Japan might
hove-to offer in explanation of the Shan
tung robbery. - -
"Japan may , try . to ' camouflage her
Intentions regarding Shantung by stat
ing that all she desires there Is certain
economic concessions, but the fact re
mains that she expects -to control the
port .of - Klauchau, the gateway to
China, and the railroads leading there
from," Borah said.
GOOD TAITH QUESTIONED
"She may prate about being prepared
to restore full territorial rights In Klau
chau to China Inside of six months,
but does anybody versed : in the his
tory of Japanese relations with the
Chinese believe for a moment that she
intends to get out of Shantung? Her
promised withdrawal of her troops from
Shantung means nothing. She could
send her troops back to Shantung .when
ever she was ready to Invent a pretext
for doing so." .
DEMANDS P1EBISCITE r . . .
Borah declared that "instead of at
tempting to settle questions Involving
the league -or other provisions of the
treaty behind closed doors at the White
House by summoning senators before
him, the president ought to send for the
American people, or ought to consent to
their deciding by a plebiscite whether or
not they want to be committed to the
league of Nations with its attendant
The Idaho senator added that he pro
posed to "ignore" the president's invita
tion to . senators to discuss the. treaty
with him. ; v. :
He said he was willing to abide the
result of the 3ague of Nations refer
endum in this country, and that if the
popular will was In favor of the entry
of the United States lntd the. league -he
would be willing to resign his seat- in
the senate. :
SHEBMAX ATTACKS BBJTI8H
Declaring that the interests of Great
Britain and Japan In the Orient are
identical. Senator Sherman, (R. 111.),
an - uncompromising League of Nations
opponent, declared in (he ' senate - this
af teruon that a war between the United
States and Japan "will be Great Britain's
opportunity to - regain -.commercial and
financial supremacy from us. . :
"threat Britain bore a large part In
the war," Sherman said. "She is a diplo
matist who. has ever cared for her own
imperial Interests. - Nations, like indi
viduals, are often selfish.'1 While a com
mon language, and kindred blood go far
to. promote friendship, they will not re-
Irtove Great Britain's disposition to take
care of herself. The United States gov
ernment must look well to its own. de
fense and preservation.' I regret not to
be able to accept the splendid dreams
generated by the League of Nations, . I
believe our safety is not mere sentiment ;
it will rest-in the strong arm and disci
plinary forces of our people, . "
PREDICTS ISLAND'S COST
"we have denied Japan the right of
imimgration for her subjects. It has
been repeatedly alluded to during the
peace conference of Paris cy represents- '
tlves of that nation. The equality con-:
stantly proclaimed In the league logically i
directs Japan's thoughts to that denial.;
Its refusal has sunk deep Into their sen
sibilities. It is a wound to their pride.
We are vulnerable In the Philippines.
Our sxeat rnend lies Deyona in me
people of the Chinese republic, t in our
day of peril. It must be remembered
that the Interests of England ana japan
In the Orient are Identical. .Our strength
can be divided and our weakness pro
moted in time of extremity to let s
wage our 'war with Japan alone. -
. This) will be Great .Britain's oppor
tunity to . regain the - commercial . and
financial supremacy - from us. . We can
defend ourselves. : It will be a heavy
price to pay, but it will be paid. We
may lose the Philippines. We can af
ford to do so, but it is questionable, in
my mind. In that hour of trial. If the
League of Nations or Great Britain will
of material assistance. We must de
pend upon ourselves, uur trainea zorces
on land and sea must defend our shores
and our territory from Invasion. - - Our
greatest friend may then be the Chinese
people whom today we are asked to hu
miliate and dismemoerj' s -
fk 'Sutherland Refuses to l Accept f,
New York, July IT. L N, a) United
States Senator ? Howard . Sutherland of
West Virginia,? member of the senate
military: affairs commfttee, 'declared
here today that he would consider it bad
form' for him to accept, any Invitation
from President Wilson to go to the
White House to discuss the League of
Nations. - - . T .'
"The place for the president-to talk is
! ths senate," he added. - : ' -Sutherland
came here to meet his son.
Lieutenant Richard K. Sutherland, who
returned from France today.
IN FRUIT CASE
f . (Con tinned From Pate One)
a ton of Ice from Minnesota to Spokane,
for Instance, was about ,
TARIFF CHAKGES EXPLAIITED l -
EL F. McPike. in charge of the perish
able freight department of the Illinois
Central railway, with headquarters at
Chicago, was called to the witness stand
Just before noon and questioned as to
the inspiration -of the proposed tariff.
Mr. McPike was a. member of the com
mittee which prepared -the new schedule.
"The new tariff was created primarily
to unify rates throughout the nation,'
the witness said. "Secondarily, how
ever, we found that in some cases in'
creased revenue to the carriers and
shipping agencies would be necessary
apd these , are ' Incorporated on a basis
Of COSt." i '..;
Many of the questions asked of the
'witnessy the many representatives .of
Northwestern fruit growers were ruled
out because he had covered the same
points in a hearing at Los Angelea and
his answers there win be taken into
consideration when the Interstate com
merce commission undertakes a review
of the hearing here, looking toward a
decision, . ,
ICIXG DIFFICULTIES TOLD :i
The session this morning was opened
with the testimony of G. H. Nelson,
manager of the refrigeration depart-
mentment of the Santa Fe railroad.: Mr.
Nelson called attention to-the particular
hazard of furnishing Icing ' for perish-
Evidence in supporting the ' complaint
of .growers and shippers to the greatly
Increased tariff Is coming in very slowly
and those most - Interested believe ' the
case will not be concluded before the
and of the week, If it can be terminated
then. - ;
merit work. Bedell was Indicted by the
federal grand jury recently. Soon after
the discovery that the Walton post-
office had been looted, presumably, by
Walton, the structure burned down and
the office records were food for the
flakes. Bedell was -arrested In Texas.
(don tin nd "Tram " PM On)
great Democrat out of
on your back porch.
able shipments and the many things
that; make the ,v work of furnishing IcoH not aff Uiated with any moneyed Inter-
torney Stevenson .resumed . bis. question
ing of Ford. ' '
DISLOYAL STATEMENT DEFIED
- "Did you say. The country . is rotten
and the flag rotten? he asked. -"No,"
Ford" answered. '
"Did you say that the 'American, flag
willt be flying , on my plant until the
War ends; then it will be" taken down,
and a world flag will flutter? !
"Mr. Wood said that," was Ford's
"You couldn't write like that, could
you?, Stevenson said, referring to the
Reed article just read,
r "No,"- answered the, .witness.. -
WITNESS ADMITS EXAGGEBATI05
"Well," continued counsel "he exag
gerated things, didn't her ;
f "He made a
. , "It would be pretty hard to have your
neighbors come over to your million-
dollar home, pass the guards and whittle
on your .back porch wouldn't it?"
Ford merely-smiled. ' - - , ,
WAB VIEWS BECALLED -
"Now, Mr. Ford, didn't you attribute
the following for bringing on the war;
Preparedness, bankers, munitions-mak
ers, alcohol, kings, peers and dukes and
school boo ksr j... " "
"Perhaps so,, answered Ford indif
ferently, i ' , , " . , , , ' -
- Attorney - Stevenson' tried to pin Mr.
Ford to admitting that he knew more
of the world flag by showing it was re
ferred to In numerous articles written
about him, but Ford would not admit
any further knowledge of the emblem.
After the , noon ' recess - Attorney Ste
venson resumed his questioning of Ford
about Henry A. Wise Wood, New York
preparedness auvocaic. .
"Mr, Ford," the -attorney asked, "was
your attention called to statements you
were reported to have made to Mr.
Wood, 'when I saw the flag flying on
top of his factory,' Mr. Ford said ,to me
that after the .war-the flag would be
taken down and never fly again.' Wasn't
your attention called to that the next
day? - '. ,
HOT CEBTAIK. AS Ttt TIME -
" don't know If it: was the next day."
Ford answered, ' .
"At that time yoa knew about the
fact that Mr. Wood had said that and
you knew It was in the Detroit Free
Press.. Did yott ever deny , It r -
"I don't think i so". ; Maybe Mr. Theo
dore DeLavlgne did. "
"Don't you know you never did?-, v
, "Well, Mr. DeLavigne , might have,"
Ford answered. x'
- "Well, X want to' give you a chance
to retract that statement you made yes
terday regarding Mr. Wood do you
want to say again that lie is 'a slave to
the interests'?" Stevenson asked.
- "I never meant that,'. Ford replied.
1 said he was in a way bound to the in
terests. That's what I meant-"
"Don't you know that Mr. Wood Is
- ESTATE HELD LOW
- (OontimMd FRas Pace Oac) -
500- and the buUdlag at 128,200, mak
ing a total of" S3S.700. Assessor Henry
K. Heed assesses land In the city of
Portland at about two thirds of its mar
ket value and buildings at not more than
one half the cost. Based upon this, the
two lots on which the Barker apart
ments were., built,' are - worth not less
than 315.000 and: the building. 356,400.
This - would give the ; present market
value of this property at f 71.400, as com
pared with an appraisement of 340,000.
It is understood that the agent of the
state treasurer will -insist that this prop
erty be appraised at Sso.OOU. . Quito re
cently the Barker apartments were
leased by the estate for a period of
three years for an annual net rental of
$10,000. -whichjs equal to 10 per cent
on a valuation of $100,000. . .
HOME 1ISTED AX M '
The residence property .of the late Mr
Barker. . located . at Twenty-second and
Wasco streets, is assessed i --. Land $1950
and building $1670. , This property was
appraised at $4000,-' while its - market
value, according to the rules used in
assessing property,, is about $6300.
In Gilliam county, the late Mr. Barker
owned a large amount Of wheat land,
which is described in the. appraisement
of the estate as various - farms. The
Shell farm, containing 1460 acres, to
gether with the improvements,- Is as
sessed at $40,500 and appraised by the
appraisers of the estate "at the same
figure. Investigation- of the method of
assessment employed y the assessor off J"' : Vmln t"?nrt.of
Gilliam county shows that land In that
county Is assessed at not more than, SO
to SO per cent of Its narket value. Taking-
$0 per cent as the figure used by
the assessor would Show the real value
of this property to be somewhere close
to $70,000. - t
OTHEB FAaWs ABE TALDABLE ..'
- The Dillon farnv. located ip Jhe same
county and containing 11 acres, is as-,
sessed at $17,600 and appraised at the
same figure. The value of this property,
using the assessor's figures as a basis.
Is probably not less than $25,000. , ;
The : Miller farm, containing 1560
acres. Is assessed for $26,300. This prop
erty is believed to be worth $40,000. i :
The Skelley farm, containing a section
and a half. Is assessed at $17,300 and
appraised it the same figure. . .
- .The. Barker Orwlck land, located. in
Gilliam county and containing 2260
acres, is assessed at $13,882.50 and ap
praised at the same sum. - This . is $6
an acre, while Its value is . though t. 'to
M not less tnan $10 an acre.,
The .Barker', estate owns valuable
sheep range . land In, th. Thlrty-3.1lle
country, and other sections of Gilliam
and Wheeler counties. This character of
land is formally assessed at $3 and ap
praised at the same sum.' ;
The AJax farm, containing 1J6I acres
and located In Gilliam county. Is
assessed at $14,415 and appraised at
$14.65. This is at, the rate of about
this land as a . guide, its value- 4s ap
proximately $20 an acre, or considerably
more than $25,000. as against an ap
praisement of $15,000. e .
; The Palmer farm, containing $80
acres, is assessed at $8800, and appraised
at the same sum. Its value Is shown
to be .approximately $12,500.
The Barker A Orwlckv range land.' in
Wheeler county, amounts to 1157 acres,
which is assessed at $2875, or approxi
mately $2.50 an acre. The appraisers
gave it a value of $2604 somewhat less
than the assessment. Five dollars would
be doubtless; a fair value for this land.
The .. estate owned a- half section In
Gilliam county known as the George
Meldrum farm, which is - assessed for
$2700 and appraised for $2000, This is
said to be fairly good wheat land and
ts - probably worth $15 an acre, as
against an appraisement of about $6 per
' The Barker estate owns a controlling
Interest in the First -National bank at
J Condon. This la known to be a prosper
ous institution, xi nas a capital oi $o,-
000 and ;suri!u8 fund of j;0,(...r. 1 :
estate atock in this Institution v. :i i -sessed
at par, while its book value vu
$140 a share.
C03TD0X PBOPEItTY VALUABLE
In the town of Condon, the Barker
estate owns half a doten or more par
cels of business property. The total ap
praisement of this property was 114,-'
295, which was about the amount of Its
assessment for tax purposes. The bef t
Information obtainable shows this prop
erty to be worth not less than $25.0i3o.
Representatives of the state treasur
er's office will hold a conference to
morrow in Portland with the attorneys
ed heirs of the Darker estate, with a
view to readjusting appraisement to
conform to the requirements of State
Treasurer Hof f. - In event that an agree
ment cannot be reached to increase the
total appraisement by at least $200,000,
the state treasurer's office has an
nounced that a' reappralsemerft will be
demanded and will be made under the
provision provided In the laws of the
state to meet such conditions.
John Solnen to De Tried
Becahse John Solnen, Finn, living at
Astoria, is said to have declared his in
tention to become a United States cit
izen only so that he could purchase a
fishing license Solnen will be tried In
federal court on October 28 under a
charge of perjury. The trial date was
set this morning by Federal Judge Wol
verton. , '
Ike Bedell Trial to .
Begin October 30
Trial of Ike Bedell, former assistant
postmaster at Walton, Or., was set this
morning for October 30, when the 19-year-old
youth will answer a charge of
stealing $3500 by manipulation of
money , orders while engaged In govern-
ests and you placed that slur upon him
without any knowledge?" said Stevenson.
DESLES ACCpSATIOX -; . f -K -'":..-
. ..'Would. you-say-that ttie preslderitwas
a possible murderer because heralded In
preparedness Z the -attorney: then -asked:
Objections came hurriedly.
- "I'd never say that about the presi
dent," said ilr. Ford, emphatically. , ' j
"WelL you stated that all who favored
dvernrenaredness were .. promoters of
murder," Stevenson shouted. - : :r
" "Well, I started ray propaganda be
fore the president," answered Ford.
"But 'Humanity and Sanity (one of
Ford's published articles) was written
before the president's speeches, for what
"I don't know what the" purpose Was.
I suppose it was to educate the people,"
was Ford's rejoinder.
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The Ideal dresses for Oregon summer time are these charming, new
modes just arriving. ' S, , V H., -
Everx taste can be suitedfor the. style of each of these dresses is dif
ferent and distinctive., The long slim lines that fashion demands will
be. yours when you don one of these frocks. They come in White,
Flesh, Tan, , Navy,: Black, Taupe i and Copenl " One mode that will :
appeal ta theeye is a design in the popular Sala:- & A pjr
mander style.; It has the long-waisted effect with Jpjj m Jf .JjO
a wide embroidered girdle, tying in back as a sash j And Up
H pwi popular Jhei ft dve be
. come!' And it is not to be won- '
dered: at, ;for they, add the : ;
needed touch to the outdoor -'
costume. The-newest of these J i
you will find here, charmingly ji
.. fashioned of black velvet at f
Sldrts for the ;
lennis Cjirl i
' Wide enough for comfort in exercis-
?r ing Jind smart jenough to attract fa- -
vorable, attention on any court, they
: wash " beautifully, an when they
.' leave the ironing board they are im-'
, ' maculate, crisp and cool. -
! Made to conform to the latest fancy -i
and in every wanted shade. You will
find here the very one you need for "
V your summer sports. --,''
Vaihinfjton St., at Tenth
You will find it in these suits.
They are-weli made and correct- 7
ly priced, t Their coolness Is as
sured when you know that they
are skeleton lined.- They come
in all the4poj)uhr one-toned .col-
ors and-also in the heather mix
tures. - -
Bradbury System 4
Clothes $30 to $55
.-'iJ'AV'-S;. '' "Kf.f -;.-ijfc 7oj:i-."'"'.-i'
Saleof Men's Sox
Just arrived! Men's fancy pure
thread, silk-soxl The colors are
bronze, 4 gray, champagne, and
black. . Many show the newest
clock and striped effects.
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f0 PARKEING like champagne, zestftil, refreshing-ranffc- CracTi)
never fails to win a welcome. Guests and : hostess, nltlre, tarn
)with cielight to its carbonated, satislying sweetness. ;
'j Orange-Crush is made "from the fruit oil pressed from flvrips
Idranges and .such other wholesome ingredients; as pure granulated
sugar, carbonated water and citric acid, which is a natural axddr
i found in oranges, lemons and grape-fruit
Orange'Crixsh is the drink delightful ;: i Obtaiiiable veiwer. coi
jdrinks are soli Order a case of :Orangc-Crush :,v.
; , 475 Bumside Street, Portlandr Oregon.
Bottlers and Distributors,
: Phone Rciwy, 303;
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