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THE MOKNIKG OREGOXIAN, MOOTAY, JULY 20, 1903.
Sage Observers Fore
cast His Fall.
HIS SUPPORTERS SAY "NO"
Wise Men See John W. Minto
in the Shadow.
BUT MAYOR OPPOSES A CHANGE
Police Administration Praises Its
O-vrn HoncBty, "While Citizens at
All Walks of Life Wonder
at Its Incompetence.
Already upon the threshold of the police
station some wise men can see the shadow
of a departing: chief, and there are others,
equally sage, to -whom the chaotic state
of affairs In the department -which some
times protects the public, conveys no In
timation of a change.
Upon the public ear fall daily charges
Of Insubordination, Incompetence and
graft as regards the "work of the police.
From the iron-barred building at the cor
ner of Second and Oak streets come
echoes of turbulence, the gibes of inferior
officers against their Chief, and many
petulant proclamations Issued by Mr.
Hunt. Meanwhile the city is rifled, plun
dered and sacked by an army of thieves,
burglars, robbers and highwaymen, with
whom both the detectives and the hum
ble patrolmen seem powerless to cope.
It is plain that, like Denmark, the Port
land Police Department needs a disinfect
ant. Nevertheless, while" the need of a
remedy Is apparent to all, the cause of
the disease is not easy to find.
Chief Hunt himself at times Is intrepid
enough to vehemently deny that there is
any trouble in the department, that the
detectives are either useless or venal, or
that the force could be at all Improved.'
Optimists like Sig Slchel, a member of
the police committee of the Executive
Board, rally to the defense of Chief Hunt
and 'his much execrated force, but find
nothing to say except that they are hon
est. Mr. Sichel says It without any shad
ow of a smile and appears to mean 4t
Political leaders from the Simon camp
attribute the carnival of crime In Port
land and the absence, of any discipline In
the police force to the fact that Jack
Matthews controls it. This control, they
say. Is exercised through the Civil Serv
Detectives on the local force blame Chief
Hunt directly for the uselessness of the
department, claiming that he has not the
necessary knowledge to handle it.
The man on the street frankly expresses
his belief that the police force Is under
mined with petty jealousies, and that the
detectives are too eager to get rich.
The plain patrolman, when asked his
opinion, looks swiftly np the street and
down for fear that a superior officer might
bo in sight, then whispers the ominous
word "graft" and walks on.
Adherents of Chief Hunt claim' that the
police force is a full third too small and
point regretfully to Seattle, a smaller
- city, with a police force numbering 35
men more than Portland's.
Croolc Says Force Is "Right."
And an opinion, phrased In the Jargon
of the under-world, and voiced by one of
the powers that prey, ran as follows:
"I know that there's a mob of stick
ups and "mit men in town. They came
here from all parts of Washington. Be
sides those I notice a few Eastern 'dips,'
and I know that they aren't here for no
good purpose. I'll tell you, pal, the min
ute that the profession get 'wised up that
a town Is 'right' they all flock Into it.
You see, when the Chief and the 'fly
mugs' get to squabbling, and the men
laving little secret missions of their own,
then Is when a town is 'right.'
"Any time a guy can lose a 'spark' and
get It blowed back without any "pinches'
being made, then there Is something
crooked going on. See? Do you see that.
guy with the light suit of clothes and the
light blue 'lid? He blows In about 25
'cases' aay. He don't do nothin', but
Til bet a blue check he could tell you
something about those recent 'stick-ups.'
While some clairvoyant seers are fore
casting the retirement of Chief Hunt,
Mayor Williams, with whom the appoint
ment rests, can see no reason for a
"The present Chief of the Police Deport
ment Is honest," said the Mayor yester
day. "I have reason to think that there
is no grafting in his department and that
is a great thing and hard to attain."
Some Sec John Mlntb's Shadow.
Nevertheless, upon the threshold where
,the prophets profess to see the departing
shadow of Chief Hunt, there has .ap
peared also the Incoming shadow of John
W. Minto. Rumors run freely on the
street that the ex-chief of police, ex-candidate
for sheriff, ex-Salemite, and pres
ent deputy in the Internal-revenue office,
Is making a bid for the first vacancy that
may occur In the chiefs chair at the
police station. Two opinions as to the
appointment are generally voiced. His
friends claim that Minto is an excellent
man for the position If the city wants a
clean administration, and when the fact
that Minto has been an office-holder all
his life, for more than 20 years, they turn
the objection Into an argument for them
selves. "No man," they say, "could hold
office so lornr and frequently If he were
not a good public servant."
On the other hand if Minto were really
to seek the office he would havo to con
tend with certain political factions to
whom he is assuredly persona non grata.
When asked for his opinion of the dis
ordered state of the police department
and the reasons therefor, Donald 'Mackay,
president of the North Pacific Lumber
Company, said yesterday:
"Chance No Benefit," Says Mackay.
"In my judgment the city of Portland
has not been benfited by the last change
in the police administration. I am a per
sonal friend of ex-Chief McLauchlan and
for that reason I" feel some hesitancy In
criticising the present state of affairs or
in making any comparisons with other
and better times. I believe, however, that
the public will generally agree with me
that the department under Chief Hunt
has not come up to expectations.
"It is well known that the removal of
Chief McLauchlan was brought about by
the machinations of Jack Matthews, who
desired to havo a chief of police whom he
could use for political and other purposes.
I do not wish Jo be understood as saying
that Matthews secured Chief Hunt's ap
pointment directly from Mayor" Williams,
or oven co-operated with him In the mat
ter. I think too highly of Mayor Will
iams to believe that he could be influ
enced by Matthews. The efforts of Mat
thews were Indirect and tortuous, such
methods as no one knows better than he
how to use.
"The police administration at present
seems to be under the control of Mat-
thows and his committee. As convincing
evidence of this fact I need only cite the
. recent incident -whereby Policeman Sloano
because he stated that in his judgment !
Senator Simon would be on top of the
heap in the next election. Such talk as
this Is, of course, rank heresy with Mat
thews and with any one over whom he
has any control.
"Matthews' Influence over the police de
partment; is exerted largely through the
Civil Service Commission. Trie three
members of this board are earnest hench
men of Matthews. They were undoubted
ly selected by him for this particular pur
pose, and the good nature pf Mayor Will
iams was imposed -upon In their appoint
ment I firmly believe that Mayor Will
iams does not fully realize the situation
yet, and Is being worked by Matthews
and the board. Moreover, his administra
tion Is being injured and brought into
disrepute by the work of these men."
"Exyecte Better This' Says Mr.
Ex-Senator 'Joseph Simon was reluctant
to enter into the matter as fully as did
"'In view of the fact that Chief Hunt's
former administration was fairly credita
ble," said, Mr. Simon, "I was not prepared
for the change evinced by the present
condition of the police department. The
city has certainly not been the gainer by
the deposition of Chief McLauchlan. I
think that the public feels disappointed,
and the feeling is, perhaps, intensified be
caus thy expected better things of Mr
Mayor Is Klag,
Asked for his opinion of existing con
ditions, C. N. Rankin, an ex-Police Com
missioner, replied: "This much word for
word as I say ft and' no more: Under the
present charter the Mayor is King. He
can give us any administration he sees
fit. And the people are satisfied with the
Had No Troable Before.
A. L. Maxwell, ex-Police Commissioner,
declared that he had paid so little atten
tion to police matters since he had left
the office that "he was not prepared to say
"When Chief Hunt was in office before,"
said he, "we all thought- that he was a
good Chief. But, from reports now, It
seems that we are having a great amount
of trouble. Something Is wrongr
"Do you think it is with the officers?"
he was asked.
"We used to think that wo had a fine
lot of men," said Mr. Maxwell, "and I
think that the department Is composed
of about the same men as It was before."
"Do you think it is in the discipline of
"No Chief before has had cause to com
plain that he could not make his men sub
mit to discipline. I think that the officers
and the detectives are able men. and can
do good work If they are under the proper
sort of management."
Cannot Cope With Criminals.
"The Portland police department is In
adequate to meet the demands of the
people," said F. E. Beach, president of
the Board of Trade. "I have not looked
Into the matter, and am not able to say
why this Is the case. I am of the im
pression that the force is much too smalL
It is the general Impression among the
citizens that the Inefficiency of the police
Is due to the disorganized state of the de
partment. I am not prepared to say
whether or not this is true. All that I
know is that the city seems to be full of
criminals, and that the police department
Is not able to cope with the situation."
Too MHch Jealousy.
President W: H. Hurlburt. of the Oreeon
Water Power & Railway Company, was
seatea in nis office dlscusslnjr trenoral
topics with W. Tiffany, his general super
"I have stopped talking on the subiect
of police," said he. "I have already cre
ated trouble by saying as much as I have.
We are not interested in the actions of
the police, and wo are paying no atten
tion to them."
The greater number of street-car hold
ups have been on the street-cars owned
by this company.
"Are you satisfied with the action of
the police in your behalf?" Mr. Hurlburt
was asked. "Do you think they havo been
as active in trying to locate the men that
robbed your car as they could have been?"
I do not know what they have done,"
answered the president of the company;
"the matters have always been reported
to them, and I do not know what they
"One thing I do know," he continued;
"the city is overrun with criminals and
crooks of every sort, and we may look
or hold-ups and robberies so long as they
are uuowea io siay in tne city. The po
lice department does not seem to be able
to keep them in check. As soon as it Is
known that these people are wbrklng in
the city, crooks from all over the country
hear of It, and flock here. There la safetv
for them in numbers. It Is harder to catch
tne right one in a large crowd than if
there wore but a few In the city."
"You think, then, that the police de
partment is not what it should be?"
"There is too much dissension, and not
enough discipline," he replied. "I know
that the policemen are jealous of each
other, and that they are not willing to-
BUDmit io aiscipune. Tne department is
in a state of chaos. Tou remember," turn
ing to Mr. Tiffany, "when two detectives
asked for transportation, .and I referred
them to the Chief of Police. I told them
they -would have to get a request from
the Chief, and they said that they were
working independently of the department."
"I do not remember that statement,"
said Mr. Tiffany. "They are men that
have been on the force for many years,
and I knew that they were not working
"They said that they were," said Mr.
Hurlburt, "I am sure of that. Now,
when men work Independently of their
chief they cannot hope to accomplish a
great deal. But as to their sincerity or
as to their ability, I cannot say anything.
I have never had any interviews with
them. Chief Hunt asked me to arm my
men, but I did not do that. My men are
not officers or protectors of the peace. If
the people are satisfied to be held up, and
are satisfied with a department that does
not capture the criminals, we are satis
fied. We are common carriers. We have
to carry any one that gets aboard our
cars. We are not supposed to" spot high
waymen and keep them away.
"But I do not wish to criticise the de
partment," said Mr. Hurlburt. "I believe
there are competent rden in It, and that
the members of the police committee are
as able men as could be placed In the
position. They are the same as I would
be. They are busy men, and they have
not naa ume to devote to the work. Thev
have not realized what a deplorable con
dition things are in. But the last hold-un
has awakened them to the necessity for
action, ana things are being Improved.
The size of our force Is entirely Inade
quate. We cannot expect some 50 men.
and none of them mounted, to keep the
peace in a city spread out for miles," "
It has been widely reported that two
members of the force demanded that thev
be paid for their labors before they worked
on tne noid-up cases, when asked by Su
perintendent Tiffany. Mr. Tiffany yester
day denied that such a demand had ever
been made upon him.
Change Is Necessary.
Every one will agree that the police
service is not satisfactory," said J. Thor
burn Ross. "The city is overrun with
criminals, and the police seem to be pow
erless to check the movements of these
classes. I am not well enough Informed
to say wherelrf the trouble lies, but I am
convinced that something Is wronr."
"Would you blame the head of tho de
partment or the department Itself?" he
"We have as large a force as we have had
loraomoyears'Jieanswered, "and we have
practically the same men on the force.
We have not experienced such trouble be
fore, and It Is only a fair presumption to
say that it lies in the way tho force is
handled. The police administration has
fallen far short of living up to its prom
ises, and it would seem that something
must be done. Judging from apparent
conditions I would think that nothing
eise man a cnange would correct the con
Chief Mast Have Xrea Haaa.
am making my living in a way that suits
me much better," said J. P. Johnson, who
served for five years under Chief Mc
Lauchlan. "I have left the whole thing
behind me, and do not wish to express an
"Is the department up to the standard
at this timer he was asked.
"A police department Is always criti
cised," he answered, "but there seems to
be an exceptional lot of kicks at this time.
It must be duo to something."
"From your experience in police, work
where would you say that tho trouble
"In order for the police, department to
do effective work It Is necessary for the
Chief of Police to be at the head of his
department In reality as well as In name.
He must command the respect of his men
and'be In a position to enforce his orders
"Do "you think the trouble lies with the
Chief or with the administration he is
"I cannot say," answered Mr. Johnson,
"but I do know that the department is in
a state of chaos. It may be that the civil
service has something to do with bringing
about these conditions. The members of
the force have never felt sure of their po
sitions, and co-operation could hardly be
expected In the face of such uncertainty." .
"How do present methods agree with
commonly accepted methods of keeping
down crime In the city?"
"Crime can be prevented," said he, "much
more easily than criminals can be caught.
The city is now full of criminals, and It is
naturally to be supposed that there will be
a great amount of crime. The only way
to lessen crime is to free the city of crim
inal classes. If the Chief would detail
more men to direct their attention to tho
lawless classes at a time when crimes arc
frequent, instead of standing on crowded
corners In the business section in the day
light, with white gloves, new hats, and a
red stripe on their trousers, more might be
ALFALFA IN THE "VALLEY
Experiment Proves It Will Flourish
Good Food for Stoclc
SALEM, Or., July 19. Special.) What
Is probably the most successful experi
ment at growing alfalfa In Western Ore
gon may be seen at the Gilbert & Patter
son hopynrd near Eola. One corner of
the yard was sown to alfalfa a year ago
last FalL About ten days ago a crop of
two tons to the acre was harvested and
the' growth of the plant since that time
indicates that another crop of like amount
will be taken off later in the season. The
alfalfa made an excellent growth. Is even
ly distributed over the ground, and In
every way looks as thrifty as the alfalfa
grown on Irrigated land in Eastern Ore
gon. Mr. Patterson said today that he has
been much surprised at the result of the
experiment and he is of the opinion that
In a few years alfalfa: will be one of the
principal stock-food products of the Will
Tho land upon which the alfalfa was
sown is sandy loam bottom land, such as
Is found all along the Willamette. The
tract seeded contains about four acres.
Late in the Fall of 1901 the seed was sown
broadcast and harrowed In. It came, up
mat winter ana maae a gooa growm au
through the Summer of 1S02. In xirder to
make it grow more thickly on the ground
It was cut with a mower five or six times
during the Summer, no attempt being
made to save It for hay. This season It
has grown as well as could be desired
and has yielded the crop above stated.
In speaking of the experiment today,
Mr. Patterson said that he and Mr. Gil
bert have long believed that alfalfa could
be grown in the valley, and made a more
profitable crop than clover. They have
a stock ranch at Eola, with about 100
head of cattle feeding there now. They
have desired to raise a feed that will serve
for fattening stock, and therefore experi
mented with alfalfa. Clover alone Is not
suitable for fattening stock, but .alfalfa
proves entirely satisfactory.
In studying the subject, Mr. Patterson
learned that It has been proven by United
States Experiment Station officials that
alfalfa and clover produce a kind of bac
teria in the soil and that they will not
grow successfully until the soli Is in
fected with the bacteria. For many years,
It was said and generally believed, that
clover would not grow satisfactorily in
the Willamette Valley. In the last few
years, however, this belief has been dis
pelled, and clover Is now one' of the prin
cipal hay crops. Mr. Patterson is of the
opinion that the reason why clover could
not be grown successfully In earlier years
was because of the rack of the bacteria.
In the course of time the Infection has
Increased and spread, so that now prac
tically all land In this section of the state
will produce good clover. He believes that
the same experience will bo had with al
falfa. His field, for example. Is on the
bottom land that overflows every year
wnen me river is hign. By means of the
floods tho bacteria will be carried tp other
lands farther down the river and the soil
thus prepared for growing alfalfa. .
Of course alfalfa will grow without much
of the bacteria In the soil, but It will
yield good crops only whore the necessary
rungus growth has been developed. Sev
eral of the large seed houses In the East
advertise for sale soil taken from alfalfa
and clover fields. Those who have rand
that will not produce these crops can
purchase some of tho Infected soil and
sow It on their land and thus prepare It
for growing either alfalfa or clover. Mr.
Patterson says that this theory of the
effect of the presence of the bacteria Is
too well established to be questioned. It
has Deen shown by experiment that where
half of a field has been sown with soil
containing the bacteria and the whole
sown to alfalfa, thje half thus treated
produces much the larger crop.
The advantages of alfalfa over clover
are that it Is a better stock food, that it
will produce a larger yield per acre and
that It need not be resown every two or
three years. Mr. Patterson expects a
larger yield of alfalfa next season, when
the soil will perhaps be Jn better condi
tion that It is this season, but if he har
vests no more than he docs this year, ife
wilt consider the crop much better than
clover. He believes.lt will pay farmers
in the valley to experiment with alfalfa
and get it started wherever possible.
M. M. RINGLER RESIGNS.
Physical Director Leaves Portland
Y. M. C. A. in Angast.
Physical Director -M. M. Rlngler, of the
Young Men's Christian Association, has
handed his resignation to the association
executive board, the resignation to take
effect August 1.
Professor Rlngler entered association
work In the East as a physical director
in 1895. He was called to the Portland
Y. M. C. A. in 1S97. slneft which ilm hi
lias built up the athletic department of
tne association, until today it stands un
paralleled on the Coast.
Inathletlcandgymnaslum work through
out the city Professor Rlneler has alTravs
taken an active part. Over SCO people an
nually have received systematic training
unaer nm instruction. He nas developed
some of the best physical Instructors on
the Coast, since he came to Portland,
among them being L. M. Myers, physical
director of the Spokane Y. M. C. A.;
Physical Director H. E. Wllhrnn. f -Pa
cific University; A. K. Wilson, physical
director or iaiias college: Physical Di
rector E. Plerson, of the Sacramento Y.
M. C. A., and W. Beach. th Orftmn nitv
physical instructor. The Vancouver Ama
teur Ainieuc uiud nas neen under the in
struction of Professor Rlngler for three
years. He opened the gymnasiums of
Captain Hamilton's Bovs' 'Rrtrorio -n
ley's Sunnyslde Boys' Brigade and the
Jewish Bovs Endeavor Ovmmsftim ntt
of which he leaves with men capable of
ninng the vacancies- caused by his realg
In boaket-hall ProfMiinr THncta. n
Joys the reputation of having coached the
crack All-Star team of the Y. yr. n a tt
leaves the association with the best wishes
of his numerous friends. and thn inmi
I "gym" with a system of claw work.un-
WORK OF THE DEVIL
Preacher at Chautauqua De
nounces Rummage Sale.
MISTAKES OF THE CHURCHES
Their Assemblies Shoald Not Be Mere
Ways and Means Committees
Chnrches Becoming- Ice Cream
Parlors Concert by Band.
GLADSTONE PARK. Or., July 19.
(Special.) "I think the great denomina
tions of the present time havo made a
mistake in that finances are placed In
front and divine power In the rear," said
Rev. M. A. Matthews, D. D., pastor of
the First Presbyterian Church, of Seat
tle, who delivered a sermon this after
noon on the subject, "The Relations of
the Christian to tho Holy Spirit." "Every
church council and assembly of recent
years," continued the speaker, "has been
a ways and means committee to raise
finances with which to carry on the work
of the church. It Is Impossible to have a
financial deficit in a church that is spir
itually alive. You can't have an empty
treasury where there Is a full heart. Un
der no consideration will I allow my pul
pit to be turned into a financial pumping
machine. God has promised to guide the
church, and will provide a means to do
The speaker then proceeded to ridicule
the holding of rummage sales by church
societies as a means of raising funds with
which to further the work of the denom
ination. "A rummage sale isthe last thing
the devil created," commented Dr. Mat
thews, who declared that there is a dis
position at the present time to turn the
churches Into "Ice cream parlors." He
characterized such actions on the part of
any religious organization as discounte
nancing the work of the Holy Ghost.
Dr. Matthews based his sermon on a
text contained In a compilation of scrip
tural verses, and subdivided his treatment
of the subject Into five parts, as follows:
T'he Holy Ghost creates the Christian,
dwells in the Christian, sets aside a spe
slal work for each, guides the Christian
Into the truth, and guides him to all
Christian work. Jesus Christ was denom
inated the material from which the Chris
tian Is produced, the Holy Ghost as the
carpenter and the redeemed soul the
product of hlB own workmanship. The
speaker emphasized the fact that God
does not send back to this earth a re
deemed soul to hover about and save
loved ones a mission that must be ac
complished through tho agency of the
Holy Spirit. Tho Christian has a mission
here, and the time for him to work Is
now. Entire consecration to tho work of
God, asserted the speaker, solves all prob
lems with which the church may be con
fronted. Before the sermon, Mrs. Walter
Reed sang a solo, "The Green H1U Far
Events ef the Day.
The features of tho Chautauqua pro
gramme today were the two semions by
Mr. Matthews, the Sunday school In the
morning, conducted by Rev. Mr. Waltz,
and the sacred concert offered by tho Che
mawa Indian School Band during the aft
ernoon. Surpassing that of any Sunday
In the recent history of the Chautauqua
was the attendance today, and the' inter
est continues good.
At 5 o'clock this afternoon the Chemawr.
Band gave a sacred concert, under the
able direction of Professor H. N. Stoud-
enmeyer. Tho programme Included the
following numbers: March, "Blzzy
lazy," Kuebler; overture, "Poet and
Peasant," Suppe; sextet, from "Lucia,"
Donizetti; Summer Idyl, "Hiawatha,"
Moret; march, "The Cavalier," Hall;
overture, "Raymond," Thomas; "Alas,
Those Chimes," from Marltana; "Wayside
Cjnapei, Wilson; nnale (a) march, "King
Over All," Scouton; (b) "Star Spangled
An Interesting programme has been pro
vided for Monday. At 11 A. M. Mrs. Rob
ert J. Burdette will conduct a Women's
Institute, the subject being, "Club Re
ciprocity and Club Etiquette." The Ore
gon Prisoners' Aid Society will give a pro
gramme at 2 o'clock m the afternoon that
will Include addresses by Dr. Edgar P.
Hill, of Portland; Governor Chamberlain
and Chaplain St. Pierre. In the evening
Miss Longacre, of Chicago, will give a
musical programme, and Rabbi Wise will
deliver a lecture on "Superstitions."
Oregon City and Chemawa' will play a
game of baseball In the afternoon. It
promises to be the most Interesting con
test of the series.
YOUNG FISH PLANTED.
Oregon Fish and Game Association
Stocks TroHt Streams.
The Oregon Fish and Game Commission
last week planted 18,000 young steelhead,
rainbow and brook trout from the hatch
ery on the Clackamas, In Eastern Oregon,
part in streams near Bingham's Springs
and the rest near Milton, In the headwa
ters of the Walla Walla River. The com
mission has remaining at the hatchery
about 30,000 more young trout of the varie
ties mentioned, which will be planted in
the Willamette and In streams between
Portland and Astoria.'
The commission has distributed a large
number of trout In different parts of the
state this year, and if sportsmen will
take care to see that they have reason
able protection, there will soon be good
fishing in many streams which had be
come about exhausted. Portland fisher
men will hereafter devote their attention
quite extensively to bass fishing, as large
mouth black bass are very numerous and
are becoming of good size In this vicinity.
One old-time fisherman was seen buying
a fine reel and line Saturday to have a
ytry at the bass. He said when he came
to look up his fishing outfit his bamboo
rod, three reels and lines, his creel, his
fishing coat and long gum boats were
gone, all lent so Ion? ago that he could
not remember to whom. Another old
sport, who used to go out up Tanner or
Balch or Canyon Creek and. catch a nice
string of trout before breakfast, and who
says he has caught salmon In' the can
yons back of town 40 years Ogo, Is get
ting ready for a try at bass 'fishing. He
bought a fine $30 bamboo rod 32 years ago,
and has never gone fishing since.
Garaeld Grocer Is Missing:.
GARFIELD, Wash., July 19. (Special.)
Thomas Pltze a grocer of this city,
left home last Mfnday noon by the North
ern Pacific for Spokane, Intending to come
home the next day. He also Intended to
order goods for his store and have them
shipped down at once. Mr. Pitzer has
not returned, has shipped the store no
goods and has never even written to Mrs.
Pitzer or his clerk, Frank Madden. Tho
wife Is prostrated with grief and fears
her husband has met with a serious acci
dent. Spokane houses with whom Mr.
Pitzer deals have been communicated
with by telephone, but no one so far has
DEPRESSED AND XERVOUS FROM
Excessive SmeRinsr and Drinlcinsr.
Horsford's Acid Phosphate, a most val
uable remedy for relieving the immediate
hi effects of excessive smoking or drink
ing, .it cures the heavy, dull headache.
livtl sleep., , '
Meier & Frank Company Meier &
Just received New shipment of White Fabric Gloves at
Condensed list of today's 'Hourly Sales." For foil
Oregonion. Printed copies with complete description of each
the different entrances.
8 to 9 A. M.
- Nickel-Piated Pots 53c
Hat Pins lc Each
Fringed Napkins 24c
Summer Corsets 17c
11 to 12 A.
Music Sale, 11c
Moreens, 25c Yd.
Brass Clocks, 49c
Matted Pictures, 5c
Long Cloth, 15c Yd.
All-Over Laces, 39c Yd.
Girls' Rompers, 52c
1 to 2 P. M.
Tapestry Pillow Slips 27c
- Children's Hose 14c
50c Chain Purses 19c
"Never Break" Spiders 33c
4 to 5 P M.
50c, 75c Turnovers, 35c
Boys' Sweaters, 35c
Misses' Shoes at $ 1 .08 Pair
Passepartouts, 11c Each
Sauce Pans, 69c
Walking Hats, 95c
Meier & Frank Company
OREGON DAY AT CARNIVAL
GOVERNOR CHAMBERLAIN 1VIIL BE
GUEST OP HONOR.
Programme of "Week Is Announced
Promoter Reap a Harvest of
Coin From Big AttcndaHce.
.Today -will be Oregon day at the carni
val. Governor George E. Chamberlain has
accepted an Invitation to be present and
Senator John H. illtchell has also been
Invited and will probably be In attendance.
Governor Chamberlain will address the
carnival audience. Senator Mitchell has
also been Invited to speak. Degree teams
and a band will escort Governor Chamber
lain from the Portland Hotel to the car
nival grounds, and the king and queen
will also be In the party.
Tho Oregon day committee consists ot
Dr. J. W. Morrow and H. L. Day. The
official programme of the carnival will
be given as a free souvenir to everyone
attending the Stadium performance to
night. The programme was arranged by
D. J. Beekey, a prominent Woodman
worker, and will make a handsome sou
venir. Tuesday will bo fraternal day, and a
prize parade will be a feature of the even
ing. Two cash prizes of $50 each will bo
given, one to the order with the largest
number of members In line, and the other
for tho best float emblemetlcal of any
fraternity. "Wednesday will be wedding
and baby day. Babies under 2 years of
age will compete In the beauty show for
first, second and third prizes of $15, $10
and $5. In the evening the public wedding
will be the feature. The ceremony will
be performed by High Priest F. E. Coul
ter and will be witnessed by the king and
queen. Thursday, Elks' day. Is expected
to equal any demonstration during the
Friday will be Multnomah Amateur Ath
letic Club day, and the clubmen will at
tend the carnival in a body In the even
ing. An athletic programme has also
been arranged by the clubmen.
Saturday will close the carnival, and has
been appropriately named confetti day.
The "Woodmen feel very jubilant over
the success of the carnival, which has
greatly surpassed their expectations. On
Saturday evening more than 11,500 people
attended the carnival, netting the Wood
men a sum' that places them entirely out
The Southern Carnival Company Is also
reaping a harvest, and Proprietor Nat
Rels has hardly time -to attend to his cor
respondence, so busy is he counting the
Residence Burned at Aarors.
AURORA, Or., July 19. (Special.)
Emanuel Hell's residence In this city
burned to the ground this afternoon.
While the family was taking the noon
meal, a neighbor came rushing In and said
the roof of the house was burning. The
fire bell was rung, and every available
man and even the women heartily re-
Xwoded. A bucket brizaaa .waa forjaed.
9 to 10 A. M.
35c Ribbons, 18c Yd.
"Omo" Dress Shields
$1.7S Pictures, 99c
18c, 20c Wash Goods, 12c
Dr. Graves' Tooth Powder
Camp Stools, 18c
Ladies' Mackintoshes, 29c
12 to 1 P. M.
Men's Hose 9c Pair
Dress Shields Reduced
Men's Summer Coats $1.33
Hat Pins 7c Ea.
Blue and White Jars 19cea.
35c, 50c Belts at 19c Each
2 to 3 P. M.
Japanese Rugs, $ 1 .07
75c Lining Satin, 27c
$2.50, $3.00 Shoes, $1.50
Men's Shirts, 29c
Eramed Pictures 27c
Salt and Pepper Shakers
5 to 6 P. M.
Peck's Bad Boy
Men's Handkerchiefs 5 c Ea.
$1.25 Chatelaine Bags 79c
Kodak Albums Half Price
25c Handkerchiefs 1 5c
Meier & Frank Company
and, while the dwelling could not be eaved,
the contents were about all saved. A
defective Hue seems to have been the cause.
Tho dwelllne was worth about $S0O; no in
surance. Mr. Keil Is the only son living
of Dr. William. Kell, founder of the Au
GREAT SCARCITY OF LABOR
Strong: Argument for Admitting a
Few 2Iore ChlneHc.
SALEM, Or., July 19. (Special.) "If I
were to advocate more liberal Chinese ex
clusion laws, the people of Oregon In gen
eral, and the labor union people In par
ticular, would be after me with clubs,"
said a prominent citizen of Salem today.
"No, j-ou can't use my name, for I have
troubles enough already, but It Is a fact
that Oregon would be benefited by the
admission of a considerable number of
Chinese Just at this time. I do not be
lieve in throwing the doors open, but 1
believe a way should be found to bring
Chinese laborers here, either from Hawaii
or China. It Is out of the question, how
ever, for there is a prejudice against the
admission of Chinese, and prejudice won't
listen to reason.
"Go out here and ask any farmer what
his experience Is In getting laborers and
he will tell you tllat they are not to be
found. It Is not a matter of wages there
Is an unquestionable scarcity of laborers
and this part of the country Is retarded
in its development for that very reason.
The argument against the admission of
Chinese Is that they will cut wages and
white men will be compelled to compete
with them. There is nothing in It! Chin
ese are getting as good wages now as
white men, and In many cases better. But,
as I said before. It is not a question of
wages It is more men that are needed to
relieve the scarcity. Go down to Portland
and ask the restaurant people what they
are paying- Chinese cooks and how good
the supply Is. Go to Astoria and ask the
cannerymen whether they can get men
enough to pack their salmon and what the
workers earn. Advertise In the papers for
a gang of 30 men to grub out new land,
and when you get no responses, go to a
Chinese contractor and hear him tell you
that he cannot supply your needs. When
you have done these things, you will
know something about the scarcity of
"But let It be granted that Chinese will
work for less money than white men,
and I will still say that a reasonable
number of Chinese should be permitted
tocome to this country. You can't get
a white man to wor.k for wages grubbing
OUt stumna. Thfvv Ann' Ulro tYiat Unrt nf
work, and they would not do It unless
extraordinary wages were paid, and this j
tne farmer cannot afford. There are thou
sands of acres of land in the Willamette
Valley that would be cleared during theso
times when money is easy If the labor
era could bo found to do tho work. Chin
ese employed at this kind of work would
not come into competition with white
men In the least, for white men won't ;
take thdt kind of employment. As a mat
ter of fact, every Chinese employed at
grubbing stumps Is furnishing employ
ment for white men. He Is clearing the
land which, white men will afterward sow
to crops, from which they will gather and
' threeh tha gratn Every, acre of land
1 ,00 and $ 1 .25 pair.
particulars see yesterday's
item will be passed out at
10 to 11 A. M.
$2 to $3.50 Oxfords $ 1 .50
$1, $1.50 Silk Gloves
Ladies' Hose 27c Pair
20c Handkerchiefs 12c
Best Percales 1 lc Yard
Cheney's Foulards 49c
$9.00, $10.00 Coats $4.95
Children's Coats Half Price
Chiffon Turnovers 16c
Toilet Paper 5c
Boys' Pants 7c Pair
$2.50 Petticoats $1.88
35c Coffee 23c Pound
3 to 4 P. M.
$ 1 N25 Dressing Sacques 59c
Sale Stamped Linens
12 Cakes Soap 25c
White Bed Sheets 43c Each
Children's Dresses Half Price
$1 to $2.50 Braids 63c Yd.
$1.50 Gloves 79c Pair
Silk Organdies 25c
25c, 35c Corset Covers 18c
Embroideries 2 c Yard
$4.50 Trunks $3.55
Parasols Half Price
Meier & Frank Company
that It cleared means that much added to
the produclngjarea of this valley, so rich
In latent resources. Now is the time when
the clearing should be done. The farmera
have money and they are ready to spend
some of It in clearing more land.
"A few days ago a friend of mine who
ha3 a field of brush ho wanted, slashed
tried to get a" gang of men to do the
work. He couldn't find a man who would
take the employment offered. He went
to a Chinese contractor and asked for a
for a crew of from 10 to 20 men. It took
the contractor several days to get tho
gang, and when it was complete, thero
were only six men In It. That was all
the contractor could And. They are get
ting from $1.25 to $1.50 a day. That la
pretty good wages for a farm hand, and
more than farmers can afford to pay for
that kind of work.
"When I was down In Portland a few
days ago I saw white men carrying stove
wood up-stalrs for one of these detested
Chinese. My experience with our almond
eyed friends Is that they are pretty sharp
at making bargains, and I judge that the
only reason why a white man was em
ployed was that he would do It cheaper
than a Chinese would. Does that look as
though the Chinese were cutting prices
of labor? This was, of course, an unusual
case and does not necessarily prove any
thing. "Now, remember," said the speaker, as
he started away, "I did not say we should
throw the doors wide open to the Chinese,
but I did say that the development ot
Oregon would be greatly promoted if some
way could be found to admit a reasonablo
number of Chlneso laborers."
DRUGGED- BY PORTLAND MEN.
Georsre KIrlcwood in Search, of Men
"Who Robbed Him.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 19. (Special.)
George KIrkwood, who was found In
this city In a drugged condition Friday
evening, was today released from the
County Jail, where he was being detained
until he recovered from the effects of the
drugs. KIrkwood had regained his senses
and remembers that he was drinking with
some men in a Portland saloon. The last
thlnff he recalls was that he entered a
carriago with his companions, and since
then his mind Is a blank. KIrkwood re
turned to Portland this afternoon for the
purpose of enlisting the aid of the police
in apprehending the men who drugged
and robbed him.
Burglars Steal Harness.
FOREST GROVE, Or., July 19. (Spe
cial.) C. N. Johnson's barn at the Spring
Hill farm, was broken into last night and
a new set of double harness, worth $25,
j was stolen