the morning orbgonia??, Wednesday, December .28, 1904 CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Tho Oresonlaa' Telephone. Counting-Room .... Main C07 Uan&pln? Editor - Main 638 Sunday Editor Main G233 City Editor - Main ICS Society Editor Main 235 Composlng-Room ....Main 683 Superintendent Building Red 2826 East Side Office East CI AMUSEMENTS. MARQUAM GRAND THEATER (Morrison at., bet. 6th and 7tb) Tonlcht at 8:15 o'clock, Maxine Elliott. COLUMBIA THEATER 14th and Washlnston) Tonlcht at 8:15, 'The Charity Ball." EMPIRE THEATER. 12th and Morrison) Tonight at 8:15. "Yon Xonson." GRAND THEATER tPark and Washington) Continuous vaudeville. 2 to 10:30 P. M. 6TAR THEATER (Park and Washington) Continuous vaudeville, 2 to 10:30 P. M. BAKER THEATER (Third and Yamhill) i ......i in. t.n irt-9ft r M ARCADE THEATER (7tH ana v asninKUW Continuous vaudeville. 2 to 10:30 P. M. BIJOU THEATER (Sixth, near Alder) Con tinuous vaudeville from 2:30 to 10:30 P. M. LYRIC THEATER (cor. Alder and 7th) Con tinuous vaudeville from 2:30 to 10:30 P. M. Installation of Officers. Officers of Portland LKxJge No. 65, the largest Masonic Lodge of Oregon, were installed with im pressive ceremonies by Past Grand Master Judge J. B. Cleland last evening. Offi cers elected and appointed for the ensu ing Masonic year were: Frank H. Lewis, roaster; Felix Frlcdlander, senior warden; Henry L. Pittock, junior warden; F. C Wasserman, senior deacon; F. T. Drake, junior deacon; I. "Wr. Pratt, secretary; J. E. AVerlein, treasurer; E. G. Jones, senior steward; Charles Noon, junior steward; M. D. Young, tyler. The ceremonies were made particularly impressive by the pres entation of past master's jewels by the lodge to past mastery It. L. Sampson, who has filled In a very able manner the office of master of the lodge for the year just closed, having passed through all the chairs, and Dr. O. P. S. Plummer. Dr. Plummer, who was master of Portland Lodge for three successive years, stands high in Masonry, and the honor just con ferred on him by his lodge will be ap preciated by the Masonic fraternity gen erally throughout the state. Death of Mrs. Mart A. Ikeman. Mrs. Mary A. Jkeman, wife of J. C. Ikeman, state organizer for the Modern Foresters, died at the family residence, 613 Overton street, Monday at 12:30 P. M. Mrs. Ike roan was a member of ML Hood Circle No. 151. Women of "Woodcraft, and Portland Lodge No. 102, of the Modern Foresters. Mr. Ikeman was in Eastern Washington at the time his wife passed away, not ar riving until yesterday. Mrs. Ikeman has keen a constant but patient sufferer for several months pasL She leaxes behind, her to mourn her loss a husband and three small children. She was a member of the First Christian Church. New Building Land. The Basmussen tract of 20 acres, immediately west of Mount Tabor, was sold yesterday to A. E. Jackson for 320,000. The property has been used for farm and orchard purposes. It formerly belonged to Hans Basmussen and was sold by Mrs. Kirsten Basmussen, his widow, who has moved, -to Sweden since the death of her husband. The prop erty will be turned by Mr. Jackson into a. building tracL He will lay water mains and place a pumping plant to secure the force of water. Street will be graded and sidewalks laid before Spring. Concert at Seamen's Institute, An interesting concert will be given at the Seamen's Institute on Wednesday, De cember 28, under the direction of Mrs. Ella Jones. The programme will include readings by Florence Dalton and Alice PIckthorn, songs by Ella Francis Hoberg. Mrs. T. H. C. Miller, Dr. Keefer and Charles Setto, piano solos by Lillian Voatch, AlicCfilsley and Hazel Spears, and a violin solo by Miss Cornelia Barker. Treat for Aid Society Children. The boys and girls of the Receiving Home of the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society received a fine Christmas treat last evening at tho home on East Glisan streeL A tree well loaded with presents was placed in a large room, end after an entertainment the presents were distributed to the waifs. Superintendent Gardner saw that every child was remembered. . Christmas Festivities at Grace Church. The Grace M. B. Sunday school -will hold its Christmas festivities tonight at 7:30 P. M. The Epworth League will entertain the children with a cantata en titled, "Mother Goose and Her Children." Members of the school, old and young, are expected to be present Parents are most coraially invited to come with their chil dren. Dinner at Men's Resort. There will be a Christmas dinner for about 200 men who visit the Men's Resort today at the new building at Fourth and Burnside streets. The dinner will be furnished and served by the various Presbyterian churches of Portland, and will be com plete in every detail. The Creditors' Sale of the stock of books, calendars, stationery, of the EL G. McKean Co continues at Fourth and Yamhill streets, Ewing's book store, at tin greater cuts in prices. A good time to add to your library or remember your irionas out In the woods. Bor Arrested for Burguuit. De tectives Kerrigan and Snow yesterday ar rested Lewis Marshall on a charge of Burglarizing a store at Nanavine. Wash The prisoner is a mere boy, being but 17 years or age. His home is at Wheeling. W. Va. Barnes' Market, 103-107 Third street. wants four butchers; one general market roan. Must be first-class and furnish good reference. Others need not apply. Call Between 12 and 6 P. M. today. No T. P. A. Banquet. The banauet to ke given by the T. P. A. on Friday night nas oeen postponed indefinitely. No One Can Afford to Miss the rare money-saving opportunity presented at -Kosentnars Inventory sale. Rosenthal's, 149 Third street, have jauncnea tne greatest shoe sale in the his tory of Portland. Fred dispensary ior worthy poor Tues. IThurs.. SaL. 1 P. M.. St Vincent's Hosp. The Great Shoe Sale at Rosenthal's is drawing crowds of eager buyers. "Whito." H. Claussens & Son, plumb- ira. -sio wasmngton. Alain 2475. .Dr. C. W. Barr. Dentist, 817 Dekum. B. B. Rich Curio Store fe selling ouL TO PLAY FOR CHARITY. Ben Greet Company Wili Assist Baby Home. The Ben Greet company of players, be sides doing missionary work in the field of art, will this week do philanthroplo work' for the Baby Home. They will give four performances of the Christmas-time play, "The Star of Bethlehem." at the Marquam Theater, and a liberal percent age of tho receipts for each performance will be given the Baby Home. Tickets which can be exchanged for reserved seats at the box office of the theater are being sold at Woodard, Clarke &. Com pany's drug store, at the S. G. Skidmore drug store and by the following ladies: Mrs. Charles E. Sltton, 493 Yamhill street; Mrs. E. F. Riley, 455 Morrison street; Mrs. Hannah Robertson, Fifth and Yamhill streets; Mrs. Norris R. Cox, Thirty-second and Thurman streets; Mrs. John Stewart, 340 Montgomery street; Mrs. David Dalglelsh, 303 Twelfth street; Mrs. O. M. Scott. 320 East Morrison street; Judge H. H. Northup. Washing ton building; F. S. Akin. 623 Chamber of Commerce; A. L. Keenan. Milwaukie and Powell streets. Revival Services Begin Sunday. The union revival services, for which plans have been in progress for some time, will begin next Sunday, under the leadership of Dr. Ralph Glllum, of Low ell. Mass. These services will be partici pated in by. all the evangellcaHchurches of this city and will be made a strong feature in the present crusade against vice In Portland. It has been arranged to hold the even ing services in the First Congregational Church, and the afternoon meetings in the Taylor-Street Methodist Church. Should the attendance prove greater than the capacity of these churches, overflow meetings will be provided for in other churches. An especial feature of the meetings will be a musical pro gramme rendered by a large choir. Dr. Glllum, who will have charge of the meetings, is one of the prominent evangelists of the country and. has met with great success in his work in differ ent parts of the "United States. IN THE ORIGINAL PACKAGES. Steps Taken In United States Court to Protect the Purchasers of Hermi tage and Old Crow Whiskeys. The Federal courts of this state wero called upon about two or three years ago to consider a series of cases of great importance with relation to spurious goods that were being sold un der labels of concerns of high stand ing in the commercial world. Cigars, bottled whiskeys bearing the labels of prices commanded by the superior arti cle, whereas they were only imitations. The cases were disposed of and some of the local dealers found themselves In a plight Now there are two detectives working in the city on similar cases. They have covered a wide fiold all the way from New York. They have been buying whis keys sold as Hermitage and Old Crow and sending them back to New York for analysis, and these samples return start ling evidences of fraud. It is demon strated beyond doubt that a wholesale Imposition upon the public is being car ried on. Many samples of the spurious goods have been collected in this city and tho names of the dealers recorded who are selling whiskeys labeled Hermitage and Old Crow that are counterfeits on tho real article. The detectives are employed by W. A Gaines & Co., distillers of these brands, and are collecting evidence that will bo submitted at the proper time after the cases are filed in the United States Court. It is evident that many dealers have reaped a harvest by the sale of cheap goods under high-class labels who will now suffer for their past misdeeds and the fraud they have imposed upon the public It Is very commendable in tho Hermitage and Old Crow distilleries to go to this enormous expense In collect ing evidence against fraudulent liquor dealers who are using Hermitage and Old Crow labels on cheap whiskeys, and they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The general public will make no mistake In buying these whiskeys when the Government stamp is over the cork on the bottle, or when these whis keys are bottled by a reputable dealer with the name of the firm printed on the label. ST. JOHNS CHARTER FRAMED Instrument Is Ready to Be Submitted to the People. The new charter for SL Johns is com pleted and ready for submission to the Council, and then to the people of that new city. Councllmen T. J. Monahan, C. D. Hughes and W. H. Hurlburt, spe cial committee appointed by the Council to have this charter prepared, are ready to make their report. In the last Installment provisions are made for acquiring and operating water and light plants, and other public utili ties, but never without vote of the people. Under the provisions of the article au thorizing acquisition of any public util ity it requires a two-thirds vote of the electors where It is necessary to issue bonds to pay for the utilities acquired. It is forbidden to issue bonds in excess of 10 per cent of the assessed valuation of the city property, and a sinking fund Is required. Under the now charter the city govern ment will be able to purchase grounds for a city hall and erect the building, to secure grounds for public parks and to purchase apparatus for the Fire Depart ment It is estimated that SL Johns al ready has a population of over 2000 and It Is rapidly growing, as shown by the Increase of school enrollment Now that the charter is completed, it remains for the people to approve it and then get it through the Legislature. The latter will be easy enough after the first has been accomplished. PADEREWSKI ADVANCE SALE. Opens Next Monday Morning at Mar quam Theater. Ignace Paderewski was only 18 years of age when he was nominated a teacher of piano and technique in the Warsaw Con servatory of Music at Warsaw, Poland. The elevation of one so young to such a responsible position in the conservatory was an unheard-of tiling and It caused wide comment at the time. But the young Pole proved well his abilities to fill the place. For eleven years he had con tinuously studied the piano with Sowinski, at Padolia; bad taken a course In har mony with Ragouskl and Kiel, of Berlin. He also devoted much study to Latin his tory, science. Polish history and general literature. But all this did not satisfy his ambitions, and he took up a three years' course of highest technical practice with Leschetitzky, of Vienna. Through years of severest practice he became the greatest of contemporary pianists. Paderewski now returns to this country on a" concert tour, and will be heard In this city Wednesday evening, January 4, 1903, at the Armory. The advance sale of seats will open next Monday morning, January 2, In the lobby of the Marquam Grand Theater. DEATH OF VETERAN ACTOR. John W. Bankson Expires Suddenly of Heart Disease. John Wesley Bankson, a veteran actor, who came here from New York about two months ago, expired very suddenly of heart disease at the residence of his sis-ter-In-law, Mrs. E. Bell, 32S Grand avenue, yesterday morning. Mr. Bankson, with his wife, Mary Bank son, the well-known actress, came to Port land early In the Fall in the hdpe that this climate might prolong his life. For a time he showed marked improvement; and Mrs. Bankson. who had been his constant attendant entered the Columbia stock company, playing character parts. His Improvement was only temporary, how ever, and although his death was very sudden it was not 'unexpected. Mr. Bankson was 5S years of age and had spent most of his life on the stage. No funeral arrangements have yet been announced. PUBLIC SPEAKING. Mr. William. Lee Greenleaf, whose ex perience as a public speaker and imper sonator well qualifies him for work as a teacher, will have charge of the class in public speaking at the Young Men's Chris tion Association night school during the Winter months, beginning January 2. Not a Personal Gift. PORTLAND, Dec. 27. (To the Editor.) In a recent Issue In the City News In Brief it was reported that Mrs. D. Foley donated the statuo of SL Patrick. To the contrary, the Irish-speakin? members of the parish and .their friends presented the statue. Mr. "Dan iel Foley had originated the Idea and worked for lta realization. F. GREGORY, Pastor." HUNT CHARGES UP WitnessesTestifyAboutChief's Payrolls. SAID TO BE IRREGULAR Names of Two Officers Alleged to Have Been Carried On Payrolls by Chief While Men Were on Pleasure Trip. The state .grand jury Is still engaged In Investigating charges against Chief of Police Hunt In relation to his having carried Sergeant L. G. Carpenter and Humane Officer Joseph F. Reslng on the police pay-roll last Summer while they attended the races at Irvington track, Salem. Walla Walla and Boise City. Captain of Police Grltzmacher was a witness before the grand jury yesterday, also Archie Leonard, stenographer and clerk of the Chief of Police. Policemen Not Blamejess. M. B. Keefer, an attorney, was also a witness in this same matter and, after leaving the grand Jury room, Mr. Keefer remarked that the two officers mentioned are not above reproach. Other witnesses called bofore the grand jury yesterday were George W. McCoy and Councilman C. E. Rumelin. Subpenas have been is sued commanding the attendance of Of ficers Carpenter and Reslng. The grand jury is also investigating a charge, preferred by Mr. Holllster, against Nicholas M. Bern, a lawyer. Holllster avers that Bern collected $25 due him on notes and did not atfeount to him for the money. The grand Jury previously looked Into the case and, it is reported, were satisfied with the explanation made by Bern. . Holllster has renewed his complaint and, yesterday, he brought Ernest E. Merges, an attorney, with him as a witness. Al THE THEATERS What the Press Agents Say. "THE CHARITY BALL." A Very Fine Production at the Co lumbia Theater. "The Charity Ball," the Christmas week offering at the Columbia Theater, which runs all this week, with Saturday matinee, and ends at Saturday night's perform ance, is really the most beautiful play ever brought out at the holiday time in New York. Henry De Mille is an Incom parable artist in words and he never did better than in the fine dialogue and strong situations of this play. Wrapt in an at mosphere of Christmas cheer, touching the heart with generous emotion, bringing to mind the charities extended by tho rich to the poor at this joyous season, and also telling an extremely attractive talc of deep love among the higher walks of society; all this added to and embellished by David Belasco's wonderful stage art "The Char ity Ball," Is perhaps the most beautiful play that has been written or produced In the last 20 years. It is the general opinion of those who have attended the Columbia already that the Columbia Stock Company Is presenting this lovely play this week in Portland quite as well in every way as Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theater Company first presented it in New York, when David Belasco was his stage manager. No one should miss It here this week. Every member of the Columbia company is espe cially suited In some excellent part LAST PERFORMANCE TONIGHT Charming Maxine Elliott in Delight ful Comedy at the Marquam. . Tonight at S:15 o'clock the last perform ance of the beautiful American actress, Maxine Elliott, in Clyde Fitch's comedy. "Her Own Way," will be given at the Marquam Grand Theater. This is one of the most delightful dramatic offerings Portland has had this season and should be seen by all lovers of the good in dra matic art "Yon's" Farewell Tonight. Tonight will be the last opportunity to see the greatest of all American-Swedish comedies, "Yon Yonson," at the Empire Theater. All throughout this clever char acter study Yon Is treatedt as natural and a human being not as a monkey. He Is not burlesqued, as Is the case in many of the modern dialect plays, but the humor Is derived through the employment of legi timate methods. David Brattstrom, a Swedish-American actor of youth, ability and good looks, is the new Yon Yoason this year, and his associates in the com pany are all well known. COMING ATTRACTIONS. "The Last Word." "The Last Word," Augustin Daly's greatest comedy is in preparation for the bill at the Columbia Theater to follow "The Charity Ball.". Ada Rehan and John Drew made one of their greatest hits in this play on Broadway, New York It will have a fine production at the Co lumbla. It Is a scintillating comedy. Advance Sale Today. . The sale of seats for "The Star of Beth lehem," to be given at the Marquam Grand next Friday and Saturday after noons and nights, begins this morning. So appropriate to the holiday season Is this beautiful miracle play and so strongly does it appeal to children as well as the grown-ups that four performances will be given In all, two matinees and two even ings. The play Is just the thing for young folks to be taken to as a holiday treat and as for older theater-goers they are bound to be charmed by the poetry and romance of this narrative of the first Christmas. Special attention is. paid to the music, which will include some of the most popular and notable of the old Eng lish Christmas carols. Williams and Walker. The advance sale of seats will open next Friday morning at 10 o'clock for the famous colored comedians, Williams and Walker, who come to the Marquam Grand Theater as the New Year's attraction next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, January 2, 3 and 4, with a special Wednesday matinee, in their latest sue cess, "In Dahomey." Sale of Seats Tomorrow. "The Show Girl," which appears at the Empire Theater all next week, starting Sunday matinee, also with a special mat inee Monday, which is a legal holiday, is one of B. C Whitney's attractions, and this alone is a guarantee of a first-class entertainment for the patrons of tho Em plre. Mr. Whitney is known throughout tho theatrical field as being one of the best producers of the day. At the Majestic Theater, New York City, he has had an other musical extravaganza, entitled the 'Isle of Spice." which he has recently sent on the road, after a successful run of 150 nights at that theater, where It did a phenomenal business and which has caused no end of interest in the musical line. Mr. Whitney has spared no amount of expense in making "The Show Girl" an attraction equal to the "Isle of Spice" In splendor and scenic beauty. Tho com pany numbers 60 people, with a carload of magnificent scenery and electrical ef fects. Marie Heath Tomorrow Night. , That delightful pastoral Idyll, "For Mother's Sake," with the little sunbeam, Mario Heath, la the principal character, win De seen at tne empire aneater to morrow night and the remainder of this week, with a regular matinee Saturday. It Is a perfect page from life," whose every speech rings true; an unvarnished picture of Just plain folks; a play whose situa tions are so natural, whose scenic em bellishments are so true to nature, that you forget you are gazing at a play and imagine you are looking "upon a bit of real life. Such a play is "For Mothers Sake," and that it will continue to draw the amusement-loving thousands for years to come is a foregone conclusion. Alexander Concert Tomorrow. One of the bright recollections of Christmas week, when the season's musi cal events are compared, will be the fare well concert tomorrow evening at tne White Temple. Twelfth and Taylor streets, to mark the departure for Paris next month, of Arthur L Alexander, tenor. The singers and the selections they will give will please different tastes, and it will also be an Interesting musical event, where several musical debuts will be made. Mr. Alexander has sung at private musicales since he ar rived in Portland, but never In public, and another debutante is Mrs. William A. Knight, planlste. The 0rpheu3 male chorus, Mr. Alexander, conductor, will make Its premiere, as also will a quartet composed of Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer, Mrs. Walter Reed, A. L Alexander and Dom J. Zan. These singers will also contrib ute individual numbers. Other singers who will be heard with kindly Interest are Mrs. Fletcher Linn, soprano, and Mrs. Anna Selkirk Norton, contralto. Tickets are now on sale at Walter Reed's store. No seats will be reserved. AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS Arabs Pack the Gran'd. The Shelk-HadJI-Tahar Arabs have proved to be the greatest vaudeville at traction which this city has ever known. They are not merely acrobats of the high est excellence, but they are true repre sentatives of life in the Far East and they show the religion and customs of their people in a most graphic and Interesting manner. Their Dervish dance, given at each performance by the chief of the ag gregation, a man 73 years old. Is a wonder in the line of endurance. Their religion teaches them that in this dance, sacred In character, there Is Divine protection. The scene which opens the act is one that will never be forgotten. All the other acts on the bill are top-liners, but this great act holds the people in awe, and at the end of each part of it the house fairly shakes with thunders of applause. Mr. Wise, the double-handed cartoonist Is also a genuine novelty and his little talk more than clever. The comedies are very humorous and the musical act much be yond the average. The whole bill Is at tractive, even to the selections of the or chestra. Crowded Houses at the Star. The merit of a vaudeville bill Is gauged by public patronage. By this standard this week's Star bill is the best yet pre sented at this enterprising theater, for capacity houses fill the cdmfortable au ditorium at every performance. Daisy Harcourt has made many hits in her lines. She has sung in the fashionable vaude ville theaters in London, and. in Portland she is arousing the same spontaneous ap plause. She is pretty and she wears flno gowns with grace. She speaks distinctly. She sings catchv songs bewitchingly and her biggest hit is made with a catchy. sprightly little song, "Do That Again." The Taggart family of acrobats Is another big feature act that gives the audience new sensations. Montgomery and' Cantor are both natural-born funmakers, while another team, Ellis and Paloma, present a high-class musical act with the quarrel. scene from "Lucia dl Lammermoor" as a feature of extraordinary Interest Thrill ing scenes are presented on the projecto- scope, showing the Japanese spies wreck ing a Russian train, their pursuit capture and execution by Russian soldiers. The whole Star bill is equal to and is the same as presented in the high-class Eastern vaudeville houses. The Lyric Boxing Exhibition. The most sensational feature ever pro duced on a local vaudeville stage is tho stirring three-round boxing exhibition be tween Barry and Greggins at each per formance of the Lyric this week. The bout is strictly a scientific contest and is waged on its- merits. Barry Is one of the best known ring stars in the country and his appearance here this week gives an opportunity for ladles and children to witness an athletic exhibition which they could not possibly see at a prizefight ring side. All the brutal and offensive aspects of prizefighting are eliminated. In addi tion to this feature the regular vaudeville bill ranks among the best ever presented at the Lyric The biggest hit of the week at the theater is Robert Athan's original song entitled, "The Opening of the Lewis and Clark Exposition." There are other record-breaking acts. Fun at the Arcade. Dan and Bessie Kelly are two of the funniest comedians that ever stepped on the stage. They are at the Arcade The ater this week, the first theater In Port land to make a specialty of entertaining vaudeville. Bessie Kelly has a rich so prano voice and makes a great hit with her songs. Llois Mendenhall, a high-class violinist, is an interesting feature of the excellent bill, while for excitement the bloicope pictures of a race between an auto, and a rajehorse has never been equaled. The Baker's New Year Spirit. The Baker is always down to the min ute. Its first offering of 1905 vaudeville is worthy of the opening of what Is to be Portland's greatest year. The booking agencies have been busy for weeks getting ready for this event and as a result they have provided the Baker with the prize bill of the season. The principal come dians this week are the eccentric Kober Brothers, whose trick-ladder act is the most hilarious piece of buffoonery you would wish to see. Edith Clark, the sunny-haired soubrette, has played havoc with the hearts of her audiences. Another out of the ordinary act is the big contri bution of the Blmm-Bomm-Brrr, by way of a novelty musical act the best ever S3en In Portland. There are many other acts good enough to be classified with the above. Clearly a Double Assessment. LAKEVIBW. Or., Dec. 24. (To the Editor.) I run my sheep in Harney County during December, January, February and March and the other eight months of the year I run them In Lake County. And last March they were assessed ia Harney, and when I brought them back to Lake In April the Assessor of that county assessed them also, claiming them to belong to Lake County because they are In that county eight months, while in Harney four of the year. I have my residence in Lake Count where I lamb, shear, dip, etc. "Will you kindly advise me which county can legally collect the taxes, as there .are a -great many here in the tame flx as myself, and local law yers differ In their opinions. READER. The statute provides for the assessment of property each year as of March. There is also a provision in the statute which exempts a person from the payment of taxes On personal property if the person is a nonresident. You should not pay on tbe same property more than once each" year. TQ GUARD FORESTS Timbermen Propose to Have State Rangers, NEW LAW WILL BE DRAFTED Commissioner to Be Paid by State and Subordinate Rangers to Be Paid by Timbermen Are Suggested. To' protect the forests of Oregon was the purpose of a meeting of prominent tlmberland-owners and loggers in tho state held yesterday In the office of E. E. Cooert, Chamber of Commerce building. The bill for the same pur pose which was passed by tho last ses sion of the Legislature and vetoed by Governor Chamberlain, was discussed and means by which to avoid the Gov ernor's objections were considered. A committee? was appointed In the end to draft a bill for the coming- session of the Legislature and to report to the general body of tlmberla-nd-owners meeting' next Tuesday. Timbermen Willing .to Pay. The question Is merely one of means. The timbermen are anxious to have the law on the side of rangers, whom they are willing- to hire, so that they can act authoritatively. The easiest and least objectionable way of securing- the arm of the law is all that is being sought now. Timbermen are used to doing- things quickly and by short methods, consequently they wish as lit tle red tape about this matter as they can help. Two plans were suggested yesterday for making rangers hired by the timber owners, officials with police power. One is to have a commission appointed by the Governor who should acquaint themselves with the condition of the state and appoint rangers where nec essary or requested. The second is to make some county official, preferably the County Judge, ex officio the chief fire warden in each county, and leavo it to him to appoint forest rangers and issue permits for the setting- of "slash ing" fires. The method of utilizing- officials as fire wardens received the favor of the meeting- until George Cornwall ex plained that this method had been used in Washington and had proved a fail ure, as the County Judge was dealing a little too directly with his constitu ents, with the result that settlers wish ing to slash brush would not take the trouble to obtain a permit It was also difficult to inflict a penalty. State Commissioner Favored. The suggestion which then followed being- more direct and hence more fa vored, is to have appointed by the Gov ernor or by the timbermen, if the Gov ernor would overlook his prerogative. some competent tlmberman as a single commissioner to serve as state fire warden, and during- the Summer devote his entire time to the business, his ex penses in this work being- paid by the state. The timbermen have no objec tion to paying his expenses themselves. but have no means of apportioning- the burden. The duty of this commissioner would be to become perfectly acquainted with the forest conditions of the whole state and have a knowledge of the heavy timber-owners and, as far as possible, of men who would make suitable forest rangers, though this matter would like ly be looked after by the timber-own ers. Rangers to Watch Fires. He would appoint rangers at the sug gestion of timber-owners and clothe them with police power. They should have all the power that. by . the other plan, would "be delegated to the County Court Settlers would have to come to the rangers for permits for setting fires, and they would have to keep close watch on these slash ings to see that they were put out com pletely. They should also post on the roads and trails through the forests no tices of the penalties for leaving camp fires burning. The timbermen wish a practical means of having all fires set out watched and of discovering fires in their lnciplency. The committee they have appointed to look after the matter, consisting of Chairman S. Bensen, E. B. Coovert, James Muckle, George McLeod and R. R. Giltner, will meet and consider these questions and draft a bill which they believe will meet the objections of the Governor to the last one. Governor Objects to the Expense. Governor Chamberlain has been expect ing some such movement as the present and has informed local timbermen that he "has Included in his message to the Legis lature a section in which he repeats his former objection to a law which saddles upon the state the expense of supporting forest rangers whose duty it is to look after private interests. The timbermen are anxious to avoid that objection and are seeking the best means of securing rangers with police power to be paid for by themselves. All the large timber-owners each year now hire rangers for the Summer months, and they have saved much timber by' that means, but these men could be much more effective if they were clothed with police power and had authority to say when and under what conditions fires should be set Slashing Will Be Regulated. The fact has not been forgotten that It is absolutely necessary to burn and slash a great deal of land each Summer In or der to clear the ground, and provision will be made in the bill to be drawn to meet this demand. Slashing will be permitted, but not under conditions which are likely to lead to the destruction of other timber. Mr. Muckle said at the meeting .that the terrible forest fire on the Coweman in Washington two years ago last Summer CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Tfai Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of Elegant I Pieces cry reasonable Burkhardt FREE LAND IN OREGON ' in the richest grain, fruit and stcck section In the world. Thousands of acres of land at actual cost of irrigation. Deed direct from State of Oregon. WHITE TO-DAY. BOOKLET and MAP FREE. Deschutes Irrigarion and Power Com pnj, 6 1 o-i i-i a McKay BuMng, Portland,Oregoa. a at J S3d and Glisan. I IT'S THE BEST OF ALL PARKER RYE WHISKEY ROTHCH1LD BROS., Portland, Or. SOLE DISTRIBUTORS RING OUT THE OLD, I CONFIDENTIAL I Now that Merry Christmas is over and we are all "broke" but happy, it wouldn't be a bad idea for victims of eye strain to look X after neglected vision and have their eyes fitted by THE HOUSE THAT KNOWS HOW 1 WALTER REED 3 - THE OPTICIAN 2 133 SIXTH STREET OREGONIAN BUILDING was caused by a small bit oC burned-over imv.r -which had been permitted to smoulder all Summer till in September a tall snag caught aiire ana, ourning to tne top. fell Into unburned grass and set the whole forest afire. In this case the owner had been told of the existence of the fire and had not given heed. Under a system of Competent rangers with police author ity such an occurrence wduld not have been possible. WHERE TO DINE. You ' can get a fine Christmas dinner, served a la carte, at Hall's Palace Res taurant, 129 Fourth street, 12 to 8 P: M. Are unlike all other pills. No purging or pain. Act specially on the liver and bile. Carter's Little Liver Pills. One pill a dose. MONDAY EVENING JANUARY 4, 1905 8:30 O'CLOCK AT THE ARMORY Tenth and Couch Streets, The "World's Greatest Pinnlat. Prices Lower floor, $3.00, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00; Balcony, $2.50, $2.00. $1.50, $1.00. Advance sale opens next Monday morning, January 2, 1005, at 10 o'clock In the lobby of the Marquam Grand Theater. Out-of-town orders, address Calvin Hell!?, above theater. EDUCATIONAL PARK AND WASHINGTON STREETS PORTXAND, OREGON Established In 1S66. Open all the year. Private or class instruction. Thousands of graduates In positions; opportunities constantly occurring-. It pays to attend our school. Catalogue, specimens, etc., free, a. r. Aiubiicu.su. i.r.n.. riUNcivAL. 2 STORES 312 Washinnrnn Vnr Sixth and 293 Morrison Near Tilth. SPECIAL AH our umbrellas from $6.50 up 10 PER CENT DISCOUNT. All our umbrellas from $10.00 up 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT. REPAIRING AND RECOVERING. PHHTH Phone Us I I2U I UJ Your Rush PA I? 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