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- - ' SALEM. OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 3. 1911. xo 104
FIST Sf EPTWARD WSm MOUNTAIN WATER
SALEM PURCHASES WATER SYSTEM
COST IN ROUND MIRERS $360,000
BILL FATHERED BY ELLIOTT
PROMINENT BUSINESS MEN
INDORSE IT UNANIMOUSLY
Move Has Many Delays and Much Hard Sledding, But Car
ries by Vote of 8 to 6 City Pays $205,000 Cash, As
sumes a Bonded Indebtedness of $125,000, and Agrees to
Pay for Certain Betterments Estimated at $30,000, Mak
ing Total Cost $360,500 The Greatest Progressive Step
Salem Has Ever Taken.
With a majority of one vote, the
final balloting Btandlng eight to bIx,
the city council last evening voted
to purchase the water plant of the
Salem Water company, voted to ac
quire a system of pure water for
which there haa been unceasing, In
sistent, crying demand by the pro
gressive element for years, and
henceforth the city is destined to win
as enviable a reputation abroad for
the purity of Its water as it has had
an unenviable one in the past for its
impurity; and that means more peo
ple more homes, more business and
business institutions and a greater
and a better Salem.
How the Vote Stood.
The ordinance which had for its
object the purchase of the plant had
passed its first and second reading
and came up for its third at the end
of the evening's business of the
council. Councilman Durbin who
has opposed the acquirement of the
plant ever since he was elected a
member of the council, spoke against
it. Councilman Huckesteln, who has
always allied himself with the pro
gressive element and who has always
been a staunch advocate for pure
water for the city made an able re-
ply, and then the previous question
was moved and the vote taken.
Councilmen Elliott, Hatch, Huck
esteln, Low, Manning, Sauter, War
lag and White voted for the ordi
nance and Councilmen Durbin, El
drldge, Lafky, Moffltt and Pennybak-
ARE ALL BUSY
THREE KINDS OF PAVING BE.
IXG USED BITULITHIC COM
PANY RESURFACES STREETS
IT PAVED AT ITS OWN' EX
PENSE. With the lata start, all the paving
companies will have all the contracts
they can complete In this city this
year. Three kinds of pavement are
gelng put down bitullthic, concrete
and a new kind called El-oso. The
bitullthic pavement will go down on
Ferry, Liberty, Chemeketa, Center
and probably East State. The con
tracts for Ferry and Liberty are
signed up, and the others are being
put through. Although not required
to do so by its contracts, the Warren
Construction Company has re
surfaced all the principal streets that
show the least sign of wear. This
has been done on its own moUrn, to
maintain the wearing surface in per
fect condition, and something that
no other paving corporaticn has un
dertaken in the history rf the city.
But the first year's wearing surface
on these streets, which became the
cleanest and most popular thorough
fares in the city, can be improved by
re-surfacing, and the company does
it on its own account, fmm the pride
It feels in the Capital City, which, by
admission of everybody, has the
most beautiful streets In the Northwest.
er voted against it, giving it a major-
ity vote of one and it was declared
. passed. The impression had gotten
( abroad that Councilmen Manning and
j Sauter were opposed to the pur
I chase of the plant, but that this was
an error ana mat they were right in
line with the others marching for
progress, was indicated by the stand
taken by them last evening.
History of Move men t.
The movement looking to the pur
chase of the water plant was inau
gurated under Mayor George Rog
' era' administration. The services of
I I 1 X ...
eugiueeis were aeuureu 10 upprtUHti
the plant, the charter amended and
many other necessary " preliminary
steps taken, but all were not com
pleted so that the plant could be
purchased before the old administra
tion retired and the unfinished work
was left for this administration. The
present administration took the task
up and it has been vigorously pressed
I forward and last night the final chap
ter was written, and it is one which
will spell progress and prosperity
for the city of Salem.
What the City Acquires.
Besides acquiring the entire plant,
the city secures a three-year lease
on the water power of the company
which is secured from the Mill
creek race and also an optlonrto pur
chase the power on or before the
three years shall expire. The price
of the lease' is $3,000 a year and
should the city desire to purchase
the water power right on or before
its termination, it may do so at a
price of $44,000.
According to the ordinance the
city pays $205,000 in cash for the
plant; assumes'3 a bonded Indebted
ness of $125,000, and also agrees to
pay for all mains and betterments
installed In streets which have been
graded since May 8, 1909, and which
will probably be some $30000.
Means Much to City.
The purchase of the plant will
come as cheering news to all advo
cates of progress and pure water.
Counclman Elliott, rather of the
bill, and who has fought for It from
the beginning to the end, is elated
over the victory gained last night,
and so are Councilman Low, Hatch,
Huckstein, White and Waring.
Councilman Waring ever since his
election has been a stjong advocate
for the purchase of the plant and has
done much work to bring about the
victory obtained last night
Ever since the typhoid epidemic
several years ago Salem has Deen
branded as a city of impure water.
That this stigma cast upon it has
had an effect discouraging to the
building up of the town goes without
saying. The acquirement of the
plant means the removal of this stig
ma and the result will be more homes
for Salem, a greater volume of busi
ness, and increased prosperity.
Business Jren Approve.
There are general expressions of
approval among Salem business men
and property owners at the action of
the city council, in buying the water
plant. They are all glad that the
city can now go ahead and Improve
the source of supply, perfect the ser
vice and extend the mains without
litigation, and remove all causes for
critclsm on the water supply of this
city. Mayor Lachmund says he will
take the ordinance under considera-
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A Itoom for Marslmll.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 2. A
presidential boom for Governor
Thomas R. Marshall, of Indl-
ana, was launched here today in
the National Monthly, edited by
Norman E. Mack, chairman of
the Democratic national com-
mlttee. The article pays consld-
erable attention to Marshall's
Asked if his tarlff-for-reven-
ue-only plank would not drive
many Democrats from the Dartv.
the Hoosler executive is quoted
"It will drive from the party
some who think they are Dean-
CREW PROBABLY LOST
UNITED TBESS LEASED WIRE.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 2. A two
masted schooner, believed to be a
tracer, has capsized off Whlteflsh
bay, half a mile out in Lake Michi
gan, and it is feared her crew of at
least Ave men have perished.
Life savers have been trying to
reach the wreck, but a heavy sea is
running, and the rescuers have not
SEPARATES HIMSELF FROM A
$3000 A YEAR JOB IN ORDER TO
GO INTO TRAINING FOR THE
RACE FOR THE OFFICE OF
SECRETARY OF STATE.
Finding the call of the people for
his candidacy for secretary of state
so urgent and strong that it proved
irresistabie, H. H. Corey, chief clerk
in the office of secretary of state,
just a little after tba sun went down
last evening In a "blaze of glory,"
as the poet would put It tendered
his resignation to Secretary of State
Olcott, in order that he might groom
himself and be in readiness to make
the race for the office two years
hence, he not being like the sun, in
a going down mood.
Now, that Is his version of it, but
there Is also another version, that
the old veterans of the political arena
who played1 the game when Corey
wore flour sack breeches (we allude
to the style only) and according to
it, when the sun sank to rest It alsc
Incidentally went down on the polit
ical career lof Corey, but leaving out
the blaze of glory, that he will find
that when the two years rolls around,
that, while he may run for the of
fice, as many another good man hag
done in the past, that he has miscon
strued the call that it was a "call
to the wild" ."a back if the soli
call,'' instead of the call of the peo
ple, and he will be an "also ran."
Bee Hazed for Some Time.
The secretary of state bee has
buzed In the bonnet of Clerk Corey
for some time, say politicians. It be
gan humming, they say, when as-
semblyism was born in Portland last
spring, but the late Secretary of
State Benson proved top strong, and
he was made a candidate on the as
sembly ticket as well as that of the
people. After assembiyism received
a crushing defeat at the polls on
election day, it began singing a song
again, when the legislature met.
when he allied himself with the Bow-
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HAS BEE It
Bigger Than the People
Princeton, N. J., May 2.-
Following a denunciation of
the Initiative and referendum
and ridicule of the progressive
movement at the Dally Prlnce-
tonlan banquet here, Attorney.
General Wlckersbam today is
placed flatly among the stand-
pat element by his auditors, of
whom Governor Yv'oodrow Wil-
son was one.
"We are a lar-ridden peo-
pie,' said Wlckersham, "and
this tendency Is 'stimulated by
those seeking ' public favor
through their pointing out of
easy remedies for obvious evils.
Tha Idea that a busy, prosper-
ous, commercial people can
make and administers laws bet- 4
ter than their chosen represen-
tatlves has been proven a falla-
Wise Ones in El Paso Say
the Great Mexican Sees the
Handwriting, on the Wall
and May Resign May 5.
ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE
Of Puebla of Which He Was the
Hero, and Which in Fact Made
Him President of MexicoIn
surrecto leaders Are Spiritualists
and, as They Have to Wait Until
the Dead Talk, Negotiations Are
El Paso, Tex., May 2. Judge
Carbajal, the peace enjoy of Presi
dent Diaz, has been delayed in arriv
ing here because of Insurgent activi
ty near Laredo and Gomez Palacio.
He may not reach El Paso for sev
Despite this delay In opening the
peace negotiations, Madero reems to
have no uneasiness, and, though reb
el activity Is Increasing daily in So
nora, Coahuila and Chihuahua states,
the rebel chief apparently believes
he can control the bands of Insur
rectos in case he desires to stop their
raids. Many others here, however,
fear that if a Dlaz-Madero agree
ment Is not soon reached the situa
tion will be beyond the grasp of the
provisional president, and that Inter
vention will be the final result of the
Abram Gonzales, the provisional
governor of Chihuahua, says the in
surgents, as a preliminary to peace,
will insist upon an agreement for the
partition of the large estates of the
country, especially the estate of Gov
ernor Terrazes, In Chihuahua, com
plete automony of all the states, a1
fair election and representation In
It Is believed here that President
Diaz has seen the handwriting on the
wall, and that he will soon retire
from office. This may possibly come
May 5, the anniversary of the bat
tle of Puebla, of which he was the
hero. Diaz makes a pilgrimage to
Puebla annually, and It Is beliwed
that this year he may seize the op
portunity to retire as a national
There Is great interest here and
in Jaurez today In the appearance In
Madero's camp of Ignaclo Fernandez,
a high officer of the second congress
Both Madero and Minister De La
barra are strong spiritualists, snd it
is quite possible that the belief In
the occult thenomena and tbs per
sistence of the intelligences of the
dead may play a prominent part In
the peace negot'atlons.
MOLE WEST Al EAST
BY TERRIFIC HID Al
Got Quick Results.
Los Angeles, May 2. James
Edwards, who pleaded guilty
last Friday to an attack upon
Miss Julia Koeblg, when she
discovered him in the act of
robbing her home in the West
moreland Park district, was sen
fenced to life Imprisonment at
San Quentin by Judge McCor-
mlck today. Edwards received
the sentence stoically.
The case established a record
for speed in the Los Angeles
courts. "The assault was com-
m It ted last Tuesday; Edwards
was arrested Wednesday night,
held to answer Thursday and
pleaded gul'y Friday. He will
leave tonight to begin his sen-
Paroled a Bad One.
San Francisco, May 2. After serv
ing seven years of a 25-year sentence
for robbery, Mike Dolan is today a
free man, having been paroled by the
board of police commissioners. Dolan
brutally beat Mrs. Emma Matthews,
an aged womani when she refused to
divulge the hiding place of money
and jewels valued at $4000, which
Dolan later found.
ATTORNEY FOISTS OUT THAT
EMPLOYERS' ASSOCIATION IS
TRYING TO IXCULPATE UNION
LABOR AND ABUSES IT FOB DE
UNITED FBESS LIAS ED WIRE.
Los Angeles, May 2. Leo M.
Rappaport, representiive of Clar
ence S. Darrow In the defense of the
men accused of dynamiting, today
gave out his first Interview since his
arrival. He refused absolutely to
discuss any phase of the case affect
ing the evidence which may be pre
sented by the defense, but aside from
that talked freely.
"Labor," he said, "Is not on trial,
only as the National Erector's Asso
ciation tries to place It on trial. Of
course, when that is dona labor will
fight back. This case is simply a
big criminal trial, and labor's stand
Is taken because It has been, thrown
out by the prosecution that not only
these three men, but labor as well
were on the di'fenslve.
Plain Case of Kidnaping.
"Reports that Clarence Darrow
will not be In the case, and hints that
money is at 'the bottom of it Is
wrong. Mr. Darrow will arrive In
I Angeles when his presence Is
needed. When that will be I can
not say. I can say this, that -there
has never been any discussion be
tw;n Mr. Darrow and the labor
leaders as to the fee he will receive
for his work."
Concerning the kidnaping charges
made against the detectives who ar
rested John McNamara, Rappapprt
"This was a plain case of kidnap
ing, with a representative of the Na
tional Erectors' Association present.
This man, Walter Drew, accompan
ied by a detective, was there. Guards
were thrown about the place, and it
was Impossible for McNamara to se
cure ;or consult an attorney."
No Change of Venue.
Rappaport declared that, from
present Indications, there will be no
request on the part of the defense to
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KENTUCKY STREAMS FLOODED
MERCURY DROPS 50 DEGREES
TWO FEET OF SNOW IN DAKOTA
Vessels Were Tossed Like Corks on the Great Lakes and
the Whole Country From th e Rocky Mountains to the At
lantic Felt the Biting Cold--Storm Was of Almost Cyclonic
Proportions and Immense Damage Was Done A Heavy
Frost Is Predicted for Tonight, and Fears That All Fruit
Will Be Killed Are Expressed.
Washington, May 2. Frost
Is predicted tonight in the
Great Lakes Region, the Ohio
valley and the Middle Atlantlo
and New England states. The
forecast was sent out following
a cold wave with an average
drop of 40 degrees in that ter-
It 'Is feared that fruit crops
may be heavily damaged.
Lukes Storm Swept...
. Chicago, May 2. Old King Winter
again demonstrated that he belongs
to the ranks of those who "can
come back" returning yesterday with
snow, rain and high winds, which Im
periled navigation and caused thou
sands of dollars damage on the
Yesterday was the coldest May day
Chicago has known in many years,
the temperature nearlng the freez
ing point early last night. ' High
winds and a cloudy sky alone pre
vented a heavy frost, according to re
ports from the weather bureau.
Over all the Great Lakes vessels
were blown about by the winds, and
many were forced to seek the shelter
of the nearest port. In other In
stances, masters of vessels were
afraid to enter ports because of the
high winds, preferring to remain In
The streets presemted a scene of
great activity. Moving vans were In
all the thoroughfares, hauling loads
of drenched and weather-beaten fur
niture. At night thousands of Chl
cpgans were driven to the hotels or
forced to sleep In damp and cold
beds, Leaders in the anti-moving
day crusade prophesied that today
would be Chicago's last "official"
.Storms Are General.
Reports received show the epld and
storm were general throughout the
United States. In Southern Illinois
a heavy rain fell all day.
Lightning and wind, which accom
panied the downpour, wrought thou
sands of dollars' dnniage to crops and
buildings. At Doquoln, the Christian
church was struck by lightning and
burned. The loss from the storm In
Perry county Is estimated at $25,000.
Throughout Northern Indiana a
storm raged, which at times was was
almost a blizzard. Much damage to
property is reported. For two days
rain storms have swept the northern
portion of Kentucky. Streams are
reported overflowing and driving
hundreds of farmers from their
homes. In many Instances houses
have been wanned away.
Four Mates Shiver.
Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and
Northern Oklahoma shivered In the
grip of a severe storm, following a
drop of !i0 degrees of the tempera
ture. At North Platte, Neb., the
mercury reached 24 degrees, the
coldest ever recorded for the nunth
of May. Throughout the Northwest
ern states snow storms and high
wliuls raged. In many sections fruit
trees had begun to blossom and
fruit was killed.
In the Eastern states the same
storm conditions prevailed. Penn-
ylvanla was the center of the dls-
turbance. At Somerset the wind was
almost a cyclone, uprooting trees
and moving houses from their foun
dation!. Omaha, Neb., May 2. Reports
from Dallas, S. D show a fall of two
feet of snow on the level during 24
hours. Heavy rain or mow stjorms
also visited portions of Southern
Wyoming and Northwestern Nebras
ka. Although, the temperature has fal
len It Is believed it will not drop to
the point where growing crops will
be seriously damaged. In this city
the temperature dropped from 69 to
SIX HUNDRED PAINTERS
RETURN TO WORK TODAY
Portland,' Or., May 2. Six hun
dred unVon painters, who yesterday
declined to work, as a protest against
the action of employing painters in
advertising for additional painters in
the East, returned to work today.
The unionists assert that there are
more members if the craft In Port
land than jobs for them.
I)o Not Like Mr. Kerbawy's Zlts.
New York, May 2. To guard the
hirsute adornment of the Rev. Baslt
N. Kerbawy, a Greek priest, Mayor
Oaynor has assigned a detective as
a special guard. The priest com
plained that boys and young men
"hurled objurgations, decayed vege
tables and other things at him.
OUT WITH A
THE BURNS OUTFIT NOW TRYING
TO CONNNECT HIM WITH
HOME MYSTERIOUS CRIME
SAII) TO HAVE KEEN COMMIT
TED NEAR CHICAGO.
Idnitud puss leased wire.)
Los Angeles, t'ul., May 2. James
B. McNamnra's finger prints, taken
ostensibly for the purpose of con
necting him with tha party which
loaded dynamite on board the launch
Pastime, disguised as the "Peerless"
at Giant, Cat,, shortly before the Los
Angoles Times explosion, nre to be
sent East. They are to be used in
an effort to connect him with a crime
near Chicago, according 10 District
Attorney Fredericks, but whnt that
crime was District Attorney Freder
icks will not say.
According to Fredericks, the
prints never were intended to be
used in connection with the "Peer
less." Fredericks said that the pros
ecution was satisfied all along that
the man known as Caplan 'eft the
marks found on the "Peerless," and
that It would be useless to even
compare McN'amara's with them.
It Is easy enough to explain a
thing away, but it frequently refuses
to stay away after the explanation.
You can't keep a bad man down.
He always b.b up with a plea tor
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