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THE MORXIXG OKEGOXIAN,. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1902.
POLICEMAN ISAKSON WINS
JUDGE KCOItGE DECIDES HE WAS
Commissioner Are Ordered to Re-
instate Him Sitting: In HuKsy
Is lu.MilIieicnt CliurKC
Judge George yesterday decided that the
record of the Police Commissioners shows
a void order removing Oillcer O. F. Isak
eon and alHcting his substantial rights,
and his prayer to annul is granted. The
court, alter the declpion was rendered,
feigned an order directing the Police Com
missioners to reinstate the man as a
member of the force.
Judge George, m passing upon the case,
said in part: "The real question is. Docs
the record show jurisdiction of the board
to remove Oiticer Isakson? If so, the de
cision is tinal, and the court will proceed
no furtlur. If not, there is no decision
"below that Is worth more than so much
waste paper, and must not be allowed to
injure petitioner's fcubstantial rights.
"It is conceded in this complaint tnat
there was no veriiied complaint filed, and
under the new charter there must be a
verified complaint filed, t-etting fortli
specifically the acts complained ot, ineffi
ciency, misconduct, insubordination, or vi
olation of any law, before the board can
act. To my mind the charter declares
this Is a prerequisite, when it say no offi
cer, after his appointment, hhall be re
moved except upon such verified com
plaint filed, containing such specification
of acts. The charter then makes such
llling of such complaint essential to ju
risdiction, and if jurisdictional, then none
of the cited authorities to the mere effect
that complaint verified may be waived,
or were waived, are applicable to the
present case, for jurisdiction cannot be
"Even In the face of the amended rec
ords in tills return, which amendment pe
titioner vigorously objected to. there is
no charge of inefficiency, misconduct, in
subordination or violation of law. The
amended minutes only specify that a -Mi.
Albright appeared and said he found Offi
cer Isakson in a buggy in a shed in the
rear of his grocery store at 2:C0 o'clock in
the morning. This Is all, and it is clearly
an insufficient charge. They do not pay
that Officer Isakson was on duty at the
time, or on service on his beat, or that
lie disobeyed any order, or violated any
rule or law, or neglected any duty In any
manner whatever. This charge is so ln
feullicient that no decision could be ren
dered thereon against any officer.
"It is true that the amended minutes re
cite that Mr. Albright appeared, 'duly
charging' Officer Isakson with neglect of
duty, but fcuch was a mere conclusion,
and, besides, one not justified by what Mr.
Albright specified. The rule is clear that
the record minutes must be a record of
facts, not a statement of inferences or
conclusion, though abstractly correct.
"Neither did the board finally find Offi
cer Isakson guilty of being in a buggy in
a shed, which was the specific charge or
indictment under which he was tried, but
found him guilty of something he was
never charged with. The lioard found him
guilty of visiting the shed for the purpose
of sleeping, and then removed him. Even
if he had been charged with Intending to
sleep, even on duty, it would not be a
chargeable act. A mere Intention unear
ned out is not a wrongful act. He never
was charged with sleeping at his post,
nor even with intending to sleep, and as
a matter of fact was found guilty by the
"board of something not only different
from the charge, but of something which
is not even an offense in itself.
"It would be a travesty to affirm such
a record, and to do so would render the
civil service provision of our charter ab
Concerning the question whether Juris
diction was vcr had over Isakson by
summons or service of process, the court
found that Isakson was merely toid by
the Chief of Police to appear before the
l'olice Commissioners, and he either had
to submit to the questionable Jurisdiction
of the board. whih had never legally
served process upon him, or be liable to
1)0 cashiered for insubordination, and
therefore waived none of his rights.
"WAITEJIS CASE Vl AGAIN.
Attorneys for Itcstiiiirnnt-ICceiicri
Arffue Before .ludpjes.
The right of the "Walters' Alliance to
cause unfair banners to be carried in
front of non-union restaurints was ar
gued yesterday at a joint session of the
State Circuit Court. Judges George Cle
Jand and Snrs sat in the case, with
Judge Sears as presiding Judge. It was
the old case of A. J. Hall, of the Pilace
Ttestaurant, which has twice been de
cided against him by Judge Scars. Rich
ard WHIiams appeared in the interest of
Jtestaurant-Keeper E. House1, and W. D.
Penton appeared, representing D. M.
"Watson. Henry St, Riyner. attorney
for Mr. Hall, was present, and also
Jlenry E. M. McGinn, attorney for the
defendants. Mr. "Williams addressed the
court at the time of the second argu
ment, several weeks ago.
The attorneys for the restaurant-keepers
wanted to know if the former de
cisions would have any bearing in the
case, and were informed that the argu
ments would be listened to.
"I shall ilje Judge Sears' opinion as my
argument in this matter." said Mr. Mc
Ginn, who also submitted some authori
ties. Mr. Fenton said the waiters should be
enjoined from having men to inarch up
nnd down in front of a restaurant that
3iad been declared unfair. He said the
Kernel of the case was In the actual In
terference with business on the part of
the waiters by their picketing. This he
declared was without excuse of law. He
said it was a conspiracy to destroy i
restaurant man's business. Mr. Fenton
covered the case at length, and read nu
merous decisions bearing on the question.
Richard Williams also spoke concern
ing the questions Involved, and referred
to the longshore decision, which had
been cited in this case s favorable to
the waiters, and called attention to differ
ences in the Issues in the two case.
Mr. "Watson and various other restaurant-keepers
were present in the court
room, and also Secretary Pike, of the
W alters' Alliance.
Uankriijit AVillt (5.o" in Debts.
3L Iv. Nichols, of Express Postofllce.
"Baker County, formerly engaged in the
mining business, yesterday filed a petition
in bankruptcy in the United States Court,
The schedule of hi liabilities in the ag
gregate amounts to $05,553 21. It began
with $23,305 due the Omaha National Bank,
and includes creditors in California, New
Tork, Baker City, Nevada, ending with
Mrs. M. K. Nichols, to whom he owes $100,
secured by a "solitary" diamond ring,
valued at $300.
No schedule of assets accompanies the
pctiticn, for the reason that petitioner
has no property to list, either personal
or real, and for that reason no further
statement can be made concerning said
-property. The only property possessed
"by petitioner is one saddle horse, valued
at about $20, and wearing apparel of the
value of $101
To Hear Object Ion to JndffCh nnd
County Clerk Swetland has the list of
judges and clerks of election recently ap
pointed posted in his office, as required
by law. No objections to any of the ap
pointees have yet been filed. The County
Court, at its meeting on Wednesday, Feb
ruary 12, will hear and pass upon all ob
jections', if there are any.
Sues for Xciv Certlflcnte of Deposit.
In the suit of Lizzie Arbuckle against
the Merchants' National Bank to compel
the bank to make good a certificate of
deposit which she has lost, a demurrer
n the comolaint was argued and sub-
mitted In Judge Frazer's Court yesterday.
Dell Stuart appeared as attornev for the
plaintiff, and contended that the bank
should issue another certificate. TV. T.
Muir, attorney for the bank, said they
were willing to do this, but desired an
Articles of Incorporation.
Articles of incorporation of the Thlinket
Packing & Trading Company were filed
in the County Clerk's office yesterday by
James T. Barron. M. McHale and M. G.
Munly. The capital stock is JSO.000. 'a he
objects announced are to carry on a gen
eral fish-canning and packing business; to
conduct a general merchandise business,
Adeline Pearson has filed suit against
Samuel Pearson for a divorce.
H. T. Bruce has filed an attachment
suit against D. L.. Rountree for $100.
RIchet Company yesterday filed an at
tachment suit against Louis A. Janin to
recover S4C3 for goeds sold.
Fidelia Powell has sued U. S. G. Mar
quam, P. A. Marquam. P. A. Marquam,
Jr., and Emma Marquam to recover $7C5
on a note executed in 1SS5.
An attachment suit has been commenced
by John Jacob Huber, administrator of
the estate of August Huber, deceased,
against John Auber, for $2C0.
Tony Jurich, charged with larceny of an
overcoat from the dwelling-house of
George Schlndele. was arraigned before
Judge Frazer yesterday, and allowed un
til todav to plead.
Katie Brandes has filed suit In the State
Circuit Court against Dora Fields, Effie
Rhea, and TV. H. Goltra, executor of the
estate of Hugh Fields, deceased, to fore
close a mortgage for $2000 on lot 4 and the
south half of lot 5, block 16, Couch's Ad
dition. THREW SNOWBALLS AT HIM
So Strnnb Retaliated by Hitting: One
of Illn AMNiiIlnnts.
An East Side snowballing episode was
inquired into yesterday by Municipal
Judge Cameron, when Carl Holm. 17 years
old, 34S Sellwood street, accused John
Straub, a trimmer of ele-ctrlc light lamps,
residing at C67 East Morrison street, with
assault and battery in striking him on
the head with an iron crank. Straub
pleaded that a gang of boys, with Holm
among them, threw snowballs at him, and
that he was so provoked that he struck
the boy. Straub was afterward discharged.
"Iast Thursday a crowd of us went
skating. There were iZ boys in the gang.
I and two other big boys were in the
front rank, coming down Russell street,
when two of the boys behind us threw
snowballs, and Straub was hit. He be
came violently angry, and struck me. after
I had denied throwing the snowballs.
Who threw the snowballs? 1 don't know.
No; I was not boss of the gang. The
boys had previously tlirown loose snow at
two girls. 1 did not throw any snowballs
that day, because one of my fingers was
sore. I have only thrown 10 &nowbalLs
Thomas Jackson, a boy with one arm.
living on Russell street, admitted that six
months ago he carried a pistol, but that
he had sold It to a boy named Brown,
whose father keeps a second-hand goods
store on Russell street. "I remember when
Straub struck Holm," proceeded Jackson.
"1 do not know who threw the two snow
balls, as I was In the back row. If I
knew the boys' names, I would not like
"No; In other words, you would not like
to give the gang away," broke In Straub's
lawyer. Three other boys were also ex
amined, nnd they also testified as to the
assault; but could not point out the boys
who threw the snowballs.
"I was tired with having worked all
day, through the snow." testified Straub.
"The boys had bothered me, breaking elec
tric light lamp- and when they snowballed
me. Holm began to laugh, and I was so
piovokcd that I struck him."
Special Officer Hawley. of the Boys' and
Girls Aid Society, testified: "I have had
complaints from citizens against some of
the boys, who have been called as wit
nesses in this case. I have had complaints
against Jackson for carrying a pistol. My
information is that one of this Russell
street gang Is the leader, and that he
gets little boys to fight at the rear of the
The Judge decided that Straub had re-
celved provocation, and thought that it
would not be worth while asking the
count to spend, say. $50 or so In sending
the case before the grand Jury.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES.
Forty-nine Studriits TV 111 Receive
Forty-nine students will receive diplomas
at the -ICth commencement of the Port
land High School this evening. The ex
ercises will begin in the High School as
sembly hall, at S o'clock. Following ;s
Chorus "rjiw-dlfh IVasants.' Wedding March"..
Hith School Chorus.
Violin solo "Hungarian Dance" Nachaz
Mis 1-aura France GUI.
AdJress to the elas
ltev. George Croswell Creseey. D. I.
Veal solo (a) "Sing. Smile Slumber". Gounod
(b) "Mighty I.ak a Bo.-e" Xetin
Miss, Kathleen Lawier.
Presentation of diplomas
Hon. J. V. Ki-urn, Chairman of Board of
Chorus "Salng Sons"
High School Chorus.
The graduates are as follows:
Florence Bertha Bet- Jennie Gray
tinger Bessie Jones
yf. Montcflore Bettman Olgu Lucille Ofnor
Agnes Canning Victor P. Wctterborg
J.Iadg- Loulva Cramer Marie Anna Wllhelm
Laura Frances GUI
Alice May Banfield Ada Kennedy Stanley
Judith Montellore Gus- Eurene Steblnger, Jr.
leau Constance Janette
Alia Tyler Mabtick Stowell
Margaret M. O'Connor Frank Hudson Trow
O'TUlla M. Schneider bridge
Clinton A. Ambrose Sadie A, Loomls
Guy L. Anderson Charlotte Cecilia Lucus
El-peth Andrews L. Lyle McCarthy
Julius L. IJailey William C McClure
Sim A. Bennett Anna M. MacDonald
Florence Cahrlne Bol- Laura B. MacDonald
lam Esfe Myer
Carlton D. Buchner Edith JesMe Ogden
BsMe Margaret de Be- Winifred Packer
volse Charles A. Shea
Diana Fletcher Olga Irene Sheldon
Laura Carolyn Halll- Mayette Smith
nan George Martin Stead-
Annette Elizabeth man
Hoaly Harry J. Thayer
Caroline May Hextcr Edith Gertrude Toon
Charlotte B. Huff Mary Genevieve Ward
Georgia Louise Hutchln
First honor pupils are as follows:
Guy L. Anderson O'TilUa M. Schneider
Laura Frances GUI Ada Kennedy Stanley
Carolina May Hextcr Frank Hudson Trow
Georgla I.oulsc Hutchln bridgo
Sadie A. Loomls Victor P. Wctterborg
Alia Tyler MaMlck
Jnpanenc Chnrjfed TVith Vagrancy.
A Japanese who said that hl name Is
Joe. was arrested last night at Fourth
and Davis streets, by Policemen Bailey
and Gibson, charged with vagrancy. In
Joe's possession were found $15 in money,
a gold watch, three decks of playing cards
and a quantity of lottery literature.
WHAT SHALL. WE HAVE FOR DES
SERT? This question arises in tie family every day.
Let us answer It today. Try Jell-O. de
licious and healthful d&ssert. Prepared In two
minutes. No boiling! no baking; simply add
boiling water and s-t to cool. Flavors:
Leraon. Orange. Raspberry and Strawberry.
Get a package at your grocer' today. 10c
Those who wish to practice economy
should buy Carter's Little L.lver Pills.
Forty nillc in a. vial: onlv oa rUi a Acwk.
KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION
BERNARD STUCICY FATALLY HURT
WHILE THAWING POWDER.
Death Ends SnfTeriiiK From Wounds
"Received While .Melting Frozen
Explosive In a Stove.
Bernard Stucky, a young man about 22
years old. died yesterday morning of
fearful injuries received- by an explosion
of blasting powder in a small shack near
the sawmill of Groves & Yoker. four
miles est of Pleasant Home, which hap
pened Sunday, February 2. The accident
was the result of carelessness In the
handling of a considerable quantity of
He was in a little bunkhouse a short
distance from the sawmill Sunday morn
ing. There were two others present.
Stucky hid been blasting stumps In the
vicinity, and. in the presence of the two
friends in the cabin, he started in to
thaw out the frozen blasting powder. He
placed some In an oven. The two men
saw the reckless handling of the ex-
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PLANS OF WHICH WERE ADOPTED LAST EVENING.
At a meeting of the building committee of the Mlzpah Presbyterian Church, Powell and East Thirteenth streets, last even
ing, the plans for the new edifice were discussed thoroughly and adopted. The ground plans and a complete drawing of the build
ing as It will appear when completed were bubmltted by L. B. Valk, of Los Angeles, Cal., for examination.
The ground on which the structure will stand Is U3x&S. and takes up the site of the present church, with some changes In
Its shaie, which Is permitted through the platting of the Tibbetts tract. The new edltlce will front on Powell street, and on
tbe west side there will be another street, which will be opened shortly. After much deliberation the location was retained
as the most central In that part of the city. In the plans adopted the usual rigid angularity of church structures Is carefully
avoided. An auditorium, 30x50 feet, is entered through the vestibule under the tower, 10x10, on the southwest corner. Back of
the auditorium U the Sunday nchool, which Is 20x54. The auditorium will seat 205 peoyle, and the Sunday school room 220.
Separating them Is a long platform and rostrum, which faces both the adultorlum and the Sunday school department. The
two rooms are separated by a rolling screen, and may be thrown into one room very quickly on special occasions.
On the west side of the auditorium Is the Christian Endeavor parlor, 12x20 feet, which will accommodate 50 people. On
the east side Is the church parlor, 12x20. which will at -10 people. Both parlors are separated from the auditorium by folding
doors. The choir and session room, luxin. Ip on the east side of the altar platform, and at the west side of the platform Is a
vestibule. 12x12, with an entrance from the outside. The Sunday school room 1 In the shape of a semt-clrcle. At the north end
nre small apartments partitioned on" with folding doors for the accommodation of classes. For the Infant class there Is a spe
cial room, lflxl" feet. This arrangement will allow the' work of the Sunday pchcol to proceed without Interruption, each class
having an apartment of Its own. The actual seating capacity of all the departments is 575, but all these rooms may be
thrown Into one large room, when probably 700 people can be accommodated.
.The cost of the building Is estimated at $5000. Rev. Jerome McGlade, the paptor. expresses himself as pleased with tho
plan that has been adopted. It Is expected that the next step will be the letting ot contracts for erection of the new churcli.
plosive and concluded that It would be
safer somewhere else, and left the cabin.
They had hardly left when there was a
terrific explosion, and the little shack
was blown to pieces. Help came at once,
and Stucky was found in an insensible
condition some distance from the de
molished cabin. It Is believed that the
explosion happened while Stucky was i
away from the stove. This. accounts for!
his not being Instantly killed. Dr. Hick
man, of Portland, was sent for at once, 1
but on arriving ordered that he be i
brought to St. Vincent's Hospital, owing j
to the nature of his Injuries. He was
terribly injured, and powder-burned all
over. One of his legs was shattered and
The remains are at Dunnlng's under
taking establishment, on the East Side.
No arrangements have been made for
the funeral, but friends are expected In
from the country today, when the time
will be llxed.
SOME BAD STREETS.
Those Extentllnf? to Alblnn Kerry
I.andlnvr Will Soon He ImpusMiliIe. I
It la vrwrt-wl flint .rm nf lhi streets
of Lower Alblna extending to the free j
ferry will receive attention this year.
Gcoige W. Bates made a strong effort
last year to get all the streeLs Improved
west of and including Goldsmith street,
but, after working some time on the pe
tition, had to give it up. Goldsmith street,
through which the main portion of the
traffic from the ferry must pass, is al
most Impassable. The city has been re
pairing it and filling up the holes, but
nothing short of a completely new Im
provement will do any good. The otlur
streets extending to the ferry landing
have continued to grow worse every year.
With so much stone ballast from the
ships, it would seem that a main street
leading from the ferry landing could be
paved with stone blocks or macadam with
this material. It is evident that condi
tions there cannot long continue without
compelling teams to find some other way
to get Into Lower Alblna. Councilman
Nichols, of the Tenth Ward, says that,
while as yet no movement has been start
ed toward getting these streets Improved,
he hopes that something will be done
this year. He admits that It is highly
necessary that they should be looked
An effort will be made to have all the
east and west streets in Stephens" Addl-
tion that are improved this year extended
west to Union avenue at least, and east
to East Twelfth street. The petition for
Improvement of Stephens street called for
Improvement between Grand avenue and
East Twelfth, but it is desired that this
street should be extended to Union ave
nue. All the travel now centers on Grand
nventtc south of East Clay, resulting -In
Its icing badly cut up. It is asserted
that If these cross streets were improved
to Union avenue there would be some
chance of draining Grand avenue, and
making a good street out of it. This can
not be done under the present conditions.
This part of the city needs improved
streets more than anything else.
ACCIDENT AT TELEPHONE STATION.
A Lnrgc PInte-GlasH Window Was
Blown in on the Operative.
A large plate-glass window In the front
of the telephone station of the Pacific
States Telephone Company, in the Logus
building, on East Washington street,
yesterday afternoon was blown In with a
loud crash. The glass was about SxlO
feet In size, and nearly half an Inch In
thickness. There are about 20 young
women employed In the station, and some
of these were close to the window. Tho
fall and crashing of the glass caused
great nlarm and a stampede In the sta
tion. Several of the young women were
so badly frightened that they fainted.
None was injured. The heavy curtain
prcvented the glass falling Inward and
over the young women. It dropped down
ward and went Into a thousand pieces.
If any one had been struck by the frag
ments there might have been serious
results. Superintendent Bowmen soon re
Miss Alice King and Miss Mary Kaiser
were taken to- their homes in carriages.
! They were not Injured, but were pros
J trated by the shock. Miss Kaiser was
reported quite 111 yesterday evening. A
large canvas was stretched over the window-
casing very soon, and there was but
little interruption of business from the
For tbe School L!lrnry.
Instead of holding graduating exercises
in the Brooklyn School, jhe class pro
moted will hold an entertainment and
social this afternoon for the benefit of
the school library. Ice cream, cake, lem
onade and tea will be served for this
purpose. The class Is composed of Anna
Chample, Estclla Chervlnski, Nell.ie Con
ner, Grace Downing. Myrtle Farley. Mar
garet Frednu and Clan Moisted. A brief
programme will be rendered. It will open
with greeting song, followed by address
and presentation of certificates by Mrs. C.
E. Sltton. Waldemar Seton will make a
short address to the class. The exer
cises will close with a farewell iddress.
The class colors are pale blue and white:
MIZPAH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
class flower, white' carnation; class mot
to. "Forward with gentleness and deter
mination." All friends of the school are
Ea.it Side Note.
Mrs. Miry A. Smith, wife of N. B.
?iiiiujt (lieu ji-'Mfiuaj aL jio .iiuuiv
street. Mr. Smith is a G. A. R. mem
ber. The funeral will be held in Dun
nlng's parlors. Fast Sixth and East Alder
streets. She was 51 years and 5 months
old. The Interment will be in Lone Fir
The graduating exercises of the Sell
wood School will be held In Firemen's
Hall this evening. An Interesting pro
gramme will be rendered by members of
the class and the Alumni Association of
that place. The members of the class
will be Initiated into the association with
ONE MONTH AT
Tho business done at the Portland
postollice shows n steady rate of in
crease, which is an index to the general
march of progress and improvement In
the city. The month of January, whloh
Is usually a light month, after the rush
of Christmas malls, wan no exception.
A net Increase of ?3130 4i over tho
same month of 1001 Is bhown by the
following comparative statement:
Sales of stamps and stamped
envelopes. January. 1902 ...$24,545 23
Sale of ptnmps and stamped
envelopes, January. 1001 ... 21.415 -U
Increase 5 3,130 44
Willson't? minstrels will be seen at the
Marquam Grand Theater next Thursday,
Friday and Saturday nights, with a mat
Inco Saturday. Reports from the newspa
pers in the different cltica where they
have been seen are all to the effect that
the production Is a great success. The
scenery Is mobt costly and elaborate, and
represents a large outlay. Eighteen drop
curtains are used Ih the first part, and
In the extravaganza, and the stage set
tings In the minstrel show and In the
burlesque are of the very finest.
The list of talent includes Norman Mar
geson, Linnie Love, Ethel Hawkins, Col
ludi and Hazelgrove, Shay and Dahlen,
Kuepferle and Mann, Matt Dennis, George
Plnkham. Dottle Martin and many others.
The sale of seats opened yesterday morn
ing. nofmniin's Second Recltnl.
Josef Hofmann, the pianist who took
musical Portland by storm at the concert
given at the Marquam Grand last Mon
day evening, has been engaged for an
other appearance at the same house Fri
day afternoon next at 3 o'clock. At Mon
day evening's concert Hofmann played his
way straight Into tho hearts of his audi
ence. Everybody who heard him was de
lighted. Many were heard to declare en
thusiastically that he was the greatest
pianist they had heard. Boyish In ap
pearance, unassuming and modest to a
degree, Hofmann yet has a touch, a tech
nique, a sympathy and beyond all a ver
satility that are so unusual as to be al
most astonishing. He may well be classed
among the, three or four greatest musical
artists who have appeared in Portland.
The sale of seats for Hofmann's next con
cert will open at the box-ofnee of the Mar
quam Grand this morning at 10 o'clock.
LET PEOPLE HAVE POWER
INDORSEMENT OF INITIATIVE AND
TV. S. U'Rcn AddreKJie.H Members on
Question KIr.st General Gather
ing Under Reorganization.
At a meeting of the Portland Board of
Trade, held last night In the parlors of
the Mining Exchange, in the Chamber of
Commerce building, an executive commit
tee of 15 members and a second vice-president
were electtd, and action was taken
upon a motion looking to the indorsement
of the initiative and referendum. TV.
S. U'Ren, of Oregon City, formerly a mem-
i ber of the Legislature, and the chief spon
I sor of the movement resulting In neces-
sary legislation preliminary to submitting
the intuitive and referendum question to
the people at the next June election, ad
dressed the meeting.
"With other gentlemen In Oregon."
said Mr. U'Ren. "I have thought the sys
tem of government could be bettered by
getting closer to the people. The initia
tive and referendum Is being urged by
representative men all over the state. It
Is not a. question of partisan politics. Its
supporters represent all parties and fac
tions, but In urging the movement they
represent none. We should like to have
the assistance of the Portland Board of
Trade to the extent of appointing a com
mittee to examine and indorse the amend
ment. We are working to decrease the
power of the boss and the machine, and
increase the power of the people."
Upon motion of Samuel Connell, Mr.
U Ren's petition was referred to the com
mittee on legislation, to be appointed by
the executive committee, with Instructions
to report back at the next meeting.
The following members were elected
members of the executive committee: F.
E. Beach. Thomas Gulnean, I. A. Yerx. C.
TV. Nottingham. A. II. Breyman. Samuel
Connell. Seneca Smith. L. G. Clark. A,
TV. Moore, G. G. McNamara. B. Lee
Paget, I. G. Davidson, L. Y. Keady, X. TV.
Rountree, and J. TV. Clements. C. W.
Miller, ex-secretary of the board, was
elected, but declined to serve because of
business which would necessitate his ab
sence In San Francisco for some time, for
which reason he would be unable to attend
The executive committee will meet Tues
day of next week, at 1:20 P. M., at a place
to be announced later by the secretary at
which time the standing committees will
be named. For second vice-president
James Steel was nominated by Mr. Con
nell. and was elected by acclamation. Mr.
Steel acknowledged the honor in a brief
speech, and promised his hearty support
of the work of the board.
This was the first meeting of the gen
eral membership of the Board of Trade
under the reorganization, taking the con
trol out of the hands of the trustees and
vesting It in the main body. President
F. E. Beach presided, and Secretary J.
M. Moore and Assistant Secretary Edith
L. Niles were present. In the secretary's
report of work accomplished during the
pjust fortnight, It was announced that the
prospectus had been prepared of the
monthly Journal to be issued. The Board
of Trade News, and details of arranging
for its publication were referred to the
executive committee. On motion of C.
TV. Miller, the secretary was authorized
to purchase 5CO0 pamphlets, bearing pic
tures of Lewis and Clark, and containing
a text of descriptive matter relating to
Portland and Oregon. These will be dis
tributed throughout the East by George
TV. Wclster, of Portland, who leaves short
ly on a lecturing tour, visiting the prln-
Didn't Get Well of Anythlnsr.
"I spent three weeks with a friend in
B-ayton last Winter. She was using
Postum Coffee exclusively as a beverage
at meals. I said: 'I thought you were so
fond of coffee that you could not be In
duced to give It up.' 'Well,' my friend
said, 'We got to liking this Postum Cor
fec for It serves as a food as well as a
beverage, and we have all felt so much
better since leaving off the old coffee.
"I learned to make the Postum and
mrtde it fine, so when- I went home I be
gan to serve It to my husband Instead of
the old-fashioned coffee. About a week
afterwards I asked him how he liked tho
coffee, and told him I had been trying a
new kind. He says: 'I think it is most
excellent. Is It Mocha, or Java, or a mix
ture?' I told him that It was- the famous
Postum he had read so much about and
he most Jumped from his chair in sur
prise, but tho change has becomo a fix
ture and he will never give up Postum
and go back to the old-fashioned coffee,
for we not only like It better, but we feel
eo much better in every way." This
lady's name given by Postum Company,
Battle Creek, ilicb.
cipal cities between here and New York.
The future status of Sub-Boards of Trado
in their relations with the parent body
was referred to the executive committee. J
A communication was read from Thomas
Gulnean, making a plea for better streets,
other civic improvements nnd purity and
politics, that would secure an administra
tion wholly free from machine domina
tion. The next general meeting of the
board will be held Tuesday, February IS. j
NEW ENTERPRISES SPRINGING UP.
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of directors of the Manufacturers'
Association was held last night, and was
attended by Messrs. Devers. Kll'am, Gan
tenbeln, Lawrence, McMonles and Coopey.
Quite a number of communications were
prtsented to the board for consideration.
One was from H. M. Cooper, of Independ
ence, who had discovered a mountain of
glass rock, and who asked whether thg,
association wished to establish a glass
factory. In relation to this letter Secre
tary Mclsaac said he had received a sam
ple of the rock from Mr. Cooper, and
had subjected it to 1300 degrees of heat,
without making any perceptible impression
upon it. The rock, he said, was a very
fine sample of building stone, for when
it was at white heat he had placed It in
cold water, and It did not break a test
which, he added, is very severe, and to
which building stone is rarely subjected.
'Mr. Cooper, Secretary Mclsaac further
stated, called on him yesterday morning
and said he must have forwarded the
wrong specimen of rock. Mr. Cooper
claims to have a whole mountain of glass
rock, which will melt when placed near
a burning log. He will not be able to
reach his mountain for a couple of months
as the snow prevents the passage of teams.
He will, he said, be able to send speci
mens by the first of April.
A letter was received from William H.
Scheel, of New York, Importer and Job
ber, asking the address of a producer of
balsam fir. As there Is no known pro
ducer of balsam fir In the Northw-est, the
matter was laid over.
A letter received from J. C. LIttell, of
Newark, N. J., asking whether a felt
factory In Portland would be a profitable
venture was read and referred to the
Secretary Mclsaac read tho correspond
ence which passed between the board and
Chairman Bacon, of the Interstate Com
merce Law Commission, and the Oregon
delegation In Congress. Senators Mitch
ell and Simon and Congressman Tongue
assured him that they would look after
the Interests of the Pacific Coast, and see
that they would not be Injured by the
pending Interstate commerce bill.
A letter was received from Senator Si
mon, stating that he had interviewed
Commissary-General TVeston in relation
to the preference given foreign yeast over
Oregon yeast. General TVeston said that
the commanding ofllcers at Vancouver and
San Francisco had found that the Oregon
yeast was not so well tinned or packed
for shipping as the foreign product, and
they had selected the latter.
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DAILY 3IETEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Feb. 4. S P. M. Maximum
temperature. 44; minimum temperature, 32;
river reading at 11 A. M 1.0 feet; change In !
the pat 24 hours, 0.5 foot; total precipitation,
r P. 11. to 5 P. II.-, 0.32 Inch; total precipita
tion since Sept. 1, 1001, 1S.13 Inches; normal
precipitation since Sept. 1, 1001. 27.3S Inches;
deficiency, 0.23 Inches; total sunshine Peb. 3,
0:00; possible sunshine Feb. 3. 9:42.
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
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Astoria 4S 1.02 SINW Tt. cldy
Itaker City 30 0.01 S SE Snowing
Bismarck 410.00 k Pt. cldy
nol 34 S Cloudy
Kureka 48 1.1S S Raining
Helena 32 0.00 SV Cloudy
Kamloopa. B. C 33 0.01 NE Snowing
Neah Bay 40 1.18 12 SW Cloudy
Pocatello 30 0.00 S SW Cloudy
Portland 44 0.20 w Pt. cldy
Red BlufC f0 10 SE Cloudy
Roseburg 4rtl0.3S "IS Itainlnff
Sacramento 51510.00 8 S Cloudy
Salt Lake 30 0.03 SE Snowing
San Francisco 54 0.00 10 SW Cloudy
Spokane 40J0.01 12 S Snowing
Seattle 400.4C S SE Cloudy
Walla Walla 1 44 1 laiS Cloudy
A disturbance of decided character Is cen
tral this evening over British Columbia. It
has caused heavy raln-s along the coast from
Eureka north to Cape Flattery, and moder
ately heavy rain has fallen In the Willamette
Valley and Sound country.
It Is much warmer In the Columbia River
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