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TUB MORNING OREGONTAN. SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1904.
NEW ATTACK MADE
Against Owners of Property
Rented to Gamblers,
WARNING IS SENT TO THEM
Municipal League Will Proceed
Under State Law if Gamblers
Are Not Expelled-Double
Rent May Be Forfeited.
Notice to owners of property used for
gambling and other unlawful purposes
that legal proceedings will soon be taken
against them, have been sent to such
owners by the Municipal Reform Associa
tion. The notice is as follows:
I have been directed by the executive board
of the Portland Municipal Association to call
your attention to the fact that your property
Is being: used for a gambllng-houso contrary
Before commencing proceedings against you,
the board desires to glte you an opportunity of
discontinuing to allow the use of said prem
ises for buch unlawful purpose, and with this
in view will take no action for five days from
this date. Yours truly,
JOHN BAIX. Secretary.
Such notices have been mailed to D.
Buchanan, who owns one of the buildings
occupied Tiy the Portland Club; Joseph
Closset and "William Mackintosh, owners
of the property tenanted by Fred Fritz;
A. H. Breyman and John Sommervllle,
who own the building known as the Paris
House; Bridget Sinnott, owners of the
property occupied by Edward and Eugene
Blazier at Burnside and Third streets;
Charles E. Smith and Fred Eberhard,
owners of part of the property tenanted
by August Erickson, who owns some of
the property he occupies himself; Ada E.
Blanche and Mary Ann Cottle, who own
the property occupied by John E. Blazier
on First street, and H. B. and Lucy Chase,
who own the building occupied by the
Gem Club on Sixth street-
Miller Murdoch, the attorney for the
Municipal Reform League, would not state
just what the nature of the action against
the owners will be. There is a statute
which provides for the Imposition of a
fine of not more than $500. Another
statute provides for forfeiture of rents,
and reads as follows:
AH persons who shall lot or rent any house,
room, shop or other building whatsoever, or
any boat, booth, garden or other place, know
ing that the same will be used for gambling
purposes, or having reason to believe that such
building or other place ... shall be used,
chall forfeit twice the amount of the rent of
euoh building or other place aforesaid for six
months, to be recovered by action at law by
the District Attorney In the name of the
Elate. All contracts for the rent of the rooms,
buildings or place aforesaid for the purposes
aforesaid shall be void and of no effect be
tween the parties.
Still another statute providos that
lessees may forfeit a lease of premises
used fr gambling purposes.
Members of the league say that pro
ceedings will probably be taken against
other owners of property used for unlaw
SISTERS TO TAKE CHARGE.
Episcopalian Nuns Arrive at St.
Two gentle sisters of the order of St.
John the Baptist, an Episcopalian com
munity of nuns, have arrived very unos
tentatiously in Portland to make prepar
ations for taking charge of the St. Helen's
Hall in the Fall. They are addressed as
Mother Superior and Sister Superior. The
former is the head of the order in Amer
ica, and the latter is to have charge of
the school here'. They have come at the
request of Bishop Morris, of the .Diocese
of Oregon of the Episcopal Church, to
manage the school.
There has been only one criticism of
the action of Bishop Morris In giving over
the school to a religious order, and that
has been actuated by the fear that they
would make education secondary to re
ligion. When the Mother Superior was
told of this idea, she said she feared that
prejudice, as she had experienced it everywhere.
"People use the expression 'convent
school'," she said, "and they think it
means that education will be slighted.
That will not be the case with our method.
In fact, there will be only two sisters of
the order here at first, and they will have
to do only with the management. As In
our other school in Stuyvesant Square,
Kew Tork, we shall try to have secular
teachers who have graduated from col
leges. We shall not make any radical
change from the present management In
that regard, and our girls will have as
good an education as anywhere. Of
course. It is our mission to teach them
religion, but we will not slight one for
the other." .
It is believed that the new management
will be for the better advancement of the
school. The Sisters of St. John the Bap
tist have become noted for their educa
tional work in England, and In this coun
try they have devoted their entire time to
It. There are very few of them outside
of England, one at Darjeellng, in India,
where they were asked to establish a
school by the English government, and
one in New York. These are both schools
for the daughters of gentlemen, as such
Institutions are called In England. There
they also have mission schools. The
school in New York is very small on ac
count of the limited quarters, and the St.
Helen's Hall will be much larger. In
England they have large schools, espe
cially at Clewer, on account of which
they are sometimes called the Clewer Sis
ters. "The Sister Superior, "who will be the
principal, had 'had a great deal of ex
perience In teaching, and only recently
has made an extensive tour among the
better-known Eastern colleges In prepar
ation for her work here."
These Episcopalian nuns dress like Cath
olic nuns, and cannot be distinguished
from them by a layman. They have the
same quiet air and cloister manners.
Attacks "Sum of All Villainies."
HOOD RIVER. Or., April 14. (To the
Editor.) No intelligent Christian voter
will be deceived by any such statements
as have recently appeared In The Ore
gonian under the caption of "Brewers
Give Warning," etc. It is not to be sup
posed the liquor fraternity will be Idle In
the local option campaign now pending.
It Is like a drowning man catching at a
straw. All the fallacious arguments they
can possibly present to bear upon the
movement will be used. In those locali
ties where ignorance and prejudice pre
vail they may succeed In their schemes,
but In law-abiding communities It will
be different If they seek to defend the
liquor trade by the assumption that It
promotes prosperity, they will have a
difficult matter on hand. If their defini
tion of prosperity means more jails,
prisons, asylums, gambling dens and low
houses of resort, which are clearly recog
nized as the products of the saloon, they
are correct. When they try to convince
people that states never thrive without
the saloon, their range of vision and
basis of information are sadly deficient,
but at this crisis anything for an argu
ment. , In regard to the saloon no one needs
to be told that in the very nature of Its
conception it is an abusive Institution
and is rapidly becoming anarchistic in Its
tendencies. If Its votaries cannot secure
their point by using fair means, they will
use foul means. This has been the ex
perience In the East, where buildings have
been burned and lives destroyed. We de
plore this condition of affairs. It, how
ever, may hasten the day when this will
be relegated with other evils to the past.
The liquor element has seen for soma time
the "handwriting on the walL" Is not
this a reasonable supposition when it
makes such an attempt to deferid Its posi
tion? May the God of Nations be with us in
this great work of redemption from the
"sum of all villainies the infamous liquor
traffic" J. A. HUNT.
OBJECTS TO "SISTERHOODS."
Correspondent Says They Are Con
trary to Bible's Teaching.
PORTLAND, April 15. To the Editor.)
The Introduction of "sisterhoods" Into the
Protestant Episcopal Church as "religious
instructors" Is In direct opposition to tbe
teaching of the Bible; and I hereby chal
lenge the advocates of the innovation to
prove to the contrary.
For each passage in the Bible that they
can twist Into favoring female teaching
of religion, I will produce one that, with
out any twisting, declares strongly
I know that there are those who will
say and they are good, earnest, honest
men, too that the "sisterhood" Is an or
dination of "the church," and that "the
church antedates the Bible; and the
statement Is incontrovertible. But the
fact only tends to strengthen my position,
because when the Bible did make its ap
pearance, "the church," after holding
several councils, at which all its then liv
ing shining lights were present, declared
the book inspired and adopted It In Its
present form, except for a few recent and
unimportant alterations, and, to be con
sistent, must of necessity have accepted
and adopted tbe principles contained
So far as church matters are concerned,
the "sisterhood" Is an unnecessary ad
junct, because without it any woman so
disposed can do all the good of which she
is capable: and If history may be cred
ited, wherever men and women have
banded themselves Into communities and
lived apart, dogmatism, oppression, cruelty
and even worse have frequently beon
found to exist, which is simply the nat
ural result of an unnatural mode of life.
Better take warning by what we have
seen In the past and not plume ourselves
upon the false assumption that we, by
some unknown and at present unrecog
nized superiority, can avoid the evils Into
which others have fallen.
It may possibly be asked why, since I
have neither daughter nor other relative
at SL Helen's Hall, I should take so much
Interest In the matter, and to such in
quirers I will say that my Interest is not
personal but general, and I like to see fair
play; thus it seems to me but right that
the parents and the public in general
should be given a chance, before the con
vention meets, to voice their objections. If
they have any, to such a radical change
in the management of an institution In
which not only "the church" but also the
people at large throughout the diocese are
I am as ready to uphold "the church"
as anybody when she is riRht; but when
she deviates from the spirit of the Bible
or the teachings of the apostles, she is
wrong and is teaching false doctrine. SL
Paul was an apostle and probably the most
consecrated and devoted churchman that
ever lived, even though he did say of him
self, with a humility unknown to the ma
jority of his successors, that he was the
least of the apostles, not worthy to be
called an apostle. Any reader of the Bible
knows SL Paul's idea upon the subject
under discussion. W. E. TYRRELL.
SALESMAN TODER ARREST.
R. J. McDarling Accused of Selling
Typewriter Not His Own.
R. J. McDarling, a typewriter salesman,
in the employ of the Smith Premier Type
writer Company, is in trouble, and this
morning he will tell Municipal Judge
Hogue why he pocketed the money he re
ceived for one of the firm's typewriters.
The typewriter was a brand new $100
machine. McDarling is accused of having
procured a machine on a fake order for
a typewriter by a man named Henrichsen,
but no money was forthcoming to the
company for the regular monthly instal
ments. Detectives Vaughn, Hogeboom
and Hartman were detailed on the case,
and learned that McDarling had sold the
machine. When accused of this, McDar
ling Is said to have emphatically denied
that he sold the machine, but said that
he had pawned IL A bill of sale, pro
duced by the purchaser, however, was too
much for him, and he freely admitted that
he had sold the machine. He is charged
with having obtained goods under false
SPECIAL SALE TODAY.
Ladies' muslin underwear, gowns,
drawers, short and long skirts, corset
covers, all highly trimmed in lace and
embroiders', knit Summer underwear,
vests and pants, thread gloves, neck rib
bons, hosiery, stock collars, corsets, men's
underwear and Mount Hood shirts. Best
bargains on earth.
M'ALX.EN & MDONNELL.
The Infant Needs
a perfectly pure, sterile, stable, easily ab
sorbable and assimilable food. These are
a combination of requirements which are
found in Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed
Milk. These properties are so perfectly
represented In no other form of artificial
No route across the continent offers so
many attractions as does the Denver 1
Rio Grande. Write the Portland Agents.
124 Tnlrrt street for illustrated booklets.
The Meier & Frank Store
All of the latest popular
Sheet Music will be found
on sale here at lower
prices than it can be pur-
chased for anywhere else
in town ,
10c a Copy
For the following hits to-
day in new Music Depart-
ment on the Second Floor
The Drummer Boy of '76."
She's Sleeping Neath Ore
gon's Tall Pines."
TT J 4-l A : T7I
"Susan Van Doosen.",
"Bonnie Brier Bush."
"Moon Beams on the Hud
son." "Moon Moths."
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This Store Remains Open Tonight Until 9:30
$2.98 and $3.98
We are offering the
greatest values in Amer
ica In Ladies' Trimmed
Hats at $2.98, $3.98,
$4.50 up to $10.00.
Adaptations from import
ed models that would be
difficult to distinguish
from the original Lace
Hats, Flower Hats, Tur
bans, Toques, Continent
als, Quaker Hats, Novelty
Straws, Tailored Hats,
Shirtwaist Hats, London, Paris and New York models
All the newest shapes and trimmings Our Spring Milli
nery business has so far exceeded our fondest.expecta
tions the results indicate that a great share of the
Millinery buying of the Northwest is concentrating at
this store. We've got the Hats you want and fashion
demands, and they're rightly priced Second Floor.
Increased salesforce to serve you promptly today.
Children's Hats in magnificent variety new shapes straw
hats, duck hats, sailor hats, cloth and novelty tarns, auto hats.
Misses' Hats trimmed in attractive styles.
Infants' Muslin Bonnets entire new stock.
Principal Agents for Butterick Patterns and Publications May Delineator 15c Copy.
"Peninsular" Steel Ranges, Gas Plates, Refrigerators, Lawn Mowers, etc. Basement.
New Golf Shirts, New Ties, New Hosiery, New Underwear, New Gloves, Straw Hats, etc.
Ladies' Neckwear Saturday Specials
No end to the assortment of dainty Neckwear
we're showing By far the largest and prettiest
collection to be found in the city and priced at
a point where you can't resist buying Today 's
bargain budget Is but an illustration of the
low prices prevailing on the entire stock
600 Ecru lace Turnovers, neat and attractive styles
big variety, value extraordinary for today -i
at, each v
Bulgarian embroidered Turnovers in all colors, hand
some styles, in superb assortment; reg. 25c i A
values, for today only, at the low price of, ea. . C
25 dozen Stock Collars, trimmed with ruching, effective
combinations, all new, desirable collars that sell read
ily at 50c each; today only, your choice, jq
each 3 7C
25 dozen ecru lace Stock Collars, the kind you have to
rav 25c for everywhere hier variety. i
today only at, each C
New lace Yokes and large linen emb. Collars for shirtwaist suits very latest styles low price.
Last day of the Great Sale of Bedspreads, Sheets and Pillow Cases.
Trunks, Traveling Bags, Telescopes, Suit Cases, All Sizes and Styles Third Floor.
Refrigerators, Screen Doors, Window Screens, Garden Hose, Lawn Mowers.
"Children's Day" at Meier Frank's
A store visit today will be a pleasure to the children they all like new apparel and profitable to the parents. In many
lines we offer values that the economical mother or father can't afford to miss children's dresses, children's hats.
children's shoes, boys' clothing) children's hosiery, etc., at special low prices.
Shoes for Boys and Girls
Little Gents' vici kid, kangaretta and satin calf Shoes,
low heel, best Summer styles, sizes 9 to 13 J, pair. . ,
Misses' vici Kid lace Shoes low heel, sizes 11 to 2,
widths C to EE, pair
Children's vici kid lace Shoes also box caif, spring
heel, sizes. 8 to 11. pair
Boys' and Youths' fine satin calf lace Shoes, plain or wire quilted
sole, sizes 1 to 2, VA to 5V, C to EE., great 1 A t
Saturday value, uair M
Girls' spring heel lace Shoes, sizes 2y2 to 6, kid or
box calf, $2.00, $2.50 values, pair
Boys' Wash Suits and Kilts
Boys Washable Sailor Suits, In tan and blue striped percales, very best styles
and colorings, ages 3 to 10 years; for this sale, remarkable values A"kr
at the low price of, suit P-,
Boys Washable Sailor Suits, in tan, blue and pink stripes, combination fiO
collars, ages 3 to 10 years exceptional values, at, each j.x
Boys' Washable Sailor Suits, in blue stripes and crash, nicely made and CO-.
trimmed, ases 3 to 10 years; extraordinary values, at, suit W
Boys Washable Sailor Suits, in blue, pink and tan striped duck, splendid Qflr
styles, all sizes, greatest values ever offered, per suit COl.
2 Boys Washable Sailor Suits, In heavy crash and blue and lightstriped C-f OO
I duck; combination collar and shield, ages 2 to 10 years, suit P -
Little Boys' washable Kilts, m blue ana pinic striped percales, witn Qf;r
white P. K. collar, ages 2 to 5 years: great special values at ou-
Little Boys' White P. K. Washable Kilts, sailor collar, Russian style, C-f 70
all ages, exceptional bargain at piic
White Russian Blouse Suits for little boys. 2 to 6 years, pretty C-j QC
styles, well made and trimmed; great special bargain at .P a 7t
Washable Kilts, in crash with red or blue trimming, Russian style, blue striped
percales, with sailor or Eton collar, embroidery trimmed, Qfir
value extraordinary at w
Children's Suits and Dresses
Russian Dresses for little boys and girls 1 to 4 years of age
made of white duck, blue or pink percales, ginghams and crash,
well made, attractive styles, great special rf
value for today at
Children's Sailor Suits, fine crash, linen gingham and granite
cloth, assorted colors, ages 4 to 14 years ; $3.25 and 1k O
$3.50 values for n p450
Children's Dresses, Mother Hubbard and Russian styles, dark blue
percales, light and medium shade ginghams, ages
1 to 4 years great bargain today at, each ,
Children's Crash Sailor Suits, ages 4 to 3.4 years,
marvelous values at, suit
Children's fine ribbed Hose,"
sizeS'5 to ,8, double heel and
toe, fast color, 25c val-
lies, today af, pair. .... OC
Children's ribbed Hose, sizes 6
to 10, fast color, mar- J
velous values at, pair. . C
Children's Headgear of every
description at low prices. Sec
ond floor. 11
2000 Children's all-linen
Handkerchiefs, wonderful bar
gain, for today-only, at the low
Children's Summer Under
wear, all the best kinds at the
very lowest prices.
Boys' Shirts, Collars, Ties.
25C BOZ IngesaU
fruit The 35c grade on sale
today in the Grocery Dept.
at 25c per dozen
Another one of our Groat
Hosiery Sales is in progress for
today 2000 pairs of handsome,
all-over lace hose in an im
mense assortment of pretty pat
terns guaranteed fast color
and all sizes values extraordi
nary at 17c pair also 1000
pairs of women's medium
weight plain black lisle hose
superior grade absolutely fast
color, all sizes.
40c Ribbons 28c
2500 yards of 4-inch All Silk
Satin Taffeta Ribbons, in red,
blue, mais, nile, navy, white,
cream, black very best 40c
quality, on sale at, yard..2S
Handsome new Tuxedo Mesh
Veilings, in black, blue,
brown, white, fancy or plain
mesh, with chenille dot, suit
able for drop veil or nose veil
50c quality, yard 3S
Great special sale Every
"America" Alarm Clock, our
leader, 75c value, only. .59
Regular $1 Alarm Clock. .81
Calendar, Time and Alarm
Clock, $1.25 value, for..98
Sunrise, luminous dial, regular
.$1.30 value, for 1.19
Double Bell Alarm Clocks, reg
ular $1.50 value, for.. 1.19 f
This store remains open tonight until 9:30.
Sole Portland agents for "Vudor" Porcb Shades, all sizes.
Five great bargains m Stationery are on sale today
New Fabric Gloves, all the best styles, 25c to $5.00 pr
Trunks, Traveling Bags, Suit Cases, etc. Third Floor
$17, $18 Go-Carts $10
We offer for today only
three styles of reclining Go
Carts whh 14-inch and 22
inch wheels, one-half-inch
cushion tires, patent hub
and brake, fancy willow
bodies, cushion and parasol,
all splendid styles, 1903
models, sold regularly at
$16.50, $17.00 and $18.00
each only 1 2 in the lot, so
come early if you want one.
We don't expect them to last all day and
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apwi. mem m isi xu uay ana ( 1 4fc ff
, each P U.UU
Roller Skates, steel frame, hardwood wheels, will fit q
any shoe for boy or girl; special for today at, pair. . .20C
Odd lots of Trunks at 20 per cent reduction today.
NEW HAMMOCKS 35 styles, beautiful colorings and designs,
latest improvements j prices from 65 to 7.50
Men's Clothing and Furnishings
The Saturday offerings in Mens Clothing and Furnishings should attract a big crowd of
eager buyers today, good apparel of every description being marked at economical prices.
Men's Wool Spring and Summer Suits, in tweeds, gray and brown plaid
mixtures, and cheviots garments the exclusive store would Df O
ask you $12.50 for our special price for two days H& m
Men's Wool Spring and Summer Suits, in light and medium shades of cassi
meres, fancy cheviots and fancy tweeds, suits the exclusive $ A Q
store would ask $14.00 for our price for this sale tpO. .72
Men's Wool Spring and Summer .Suits, in blue serges, flannels, worsteds,
fancy tweeds, double twists, newest fashions and materials l 1 S C
handsomely tailored, $15.00 values for this sale P J,
High-Grade Summer Suits, in fancy worsteds, fancy cheviotstf C
and tweeds, plaids and checks extraordinary values at. . .P
Men's OutingSuits at 7.50 to 15.00
Men's Neckwear English squares in new dark garnets, steel grays and
Havana Browns, beautiful patterns, all the best $1.00 VQf
values, today, each
1000 Midget String Ties in all the best colors, each 18
Men's Goodyear Welt Lace Shoes in patent leather, box calf, & f
vici kid and velour calf best $3.50 values i$&JJ
10,000 "King" Collar Buttons
Another great one-half price sale of the famous
"King" Collar Buttons, every one guaranteed, 50
styles to select from sale continues for one week
supply your needs for a year to come.
50c Link Cuff Buttons, sterling and oxidized big
variety, 50c value, pair 15
5000 14-karat gold-plated Collar But
tons, long, shorty round, flat, pointed,
etc., 10 styles every one guaranteed,
loc value 5
All 25c gold-plated Collar Buttons. 15
styles, also sterling silver buttons, 25c,
value, each S
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