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THE MORNING OREGOFIAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1905.
LOST ALL HER FAITH
Why Mrs. Harvey Stopped
Giving to Charity Board.
SAYS METHODS ARE FAULTY
Little Aid Is Given to the Needy,
She Says, and Two-Thirds of
the Money Goes to
The report of the City Board of Char
ities and criticisms that havo arisen as
a result of the alleged misuse of funds
created much talk among: the subscrib
ers to the treasury of the organization
One of the former patronesses of the
institution is Mrs. E. G. Harvey. For
a number of years she was a regular
contributor, but, owing to the lax meth
ods by -which the financial part of the
board were conducted, she has ceased to
give. According to the story of Mrs.
Harvey, she was for some time an ar
dent supporter of the charitable insti
tutions In Portland, and had the utmost
confidence in the City Board until per
sonal experience taught her differently.
Some time .ago Mrs. Harvey gave to
the institution a stove, for which she
had no further use, with the under
standing that it was to be placed in
the home of the first worthy family
that applied for it. After a few weeks
Mrs. Harvey found such a family, and
went to Secretary Walpole with the re
quest that the stove be sent to the
needy ones. According to the story of
Mrs. Harvey, the family which she sug
gested was badly in need of a heating
stove was in such destitute circum
stances that none could be purchased.
She called upon Secretary Walpole and
stated the necessity of providing the
family with a stove at once. He asked
the name of the family and circum
stances before answering Mrs. Harvey,
and then told her that she could tell
her new-found alms-seekers that the
head of the family could have a stove
for the price of its weight in old Iron.
Ho further explained that the City
Board of Charities was not being run
to encourage paupers, and that the
best Temedy for a family in such a .po
sition was to go to the county insti
tution, where relief was to be had fdr
"This is not the only story that I
could tell of the manner in which tho
City Board of Charities Is run," said
Mrs. Harvey, "but it serves to illus
trate how It Is conducted, and the meth
ods that are employed in helping needy
people. The City Board collects money
from our merchants and charitably-inclined
people, and then gathers In a lot
of merchandise from those that cannot
afford to give cash, and the officers sit'
in the office while waiting for their sal
aries to be paid. Rather than give to
a poor family the help that they may
need, tho officers attempt to sell the
merchandise, and thereby increase the
salary fund or amount of money on
hand for the assistance of the poor.
"I believe that the City Board of
Charities could be a great help to the
poor of this city' says Mrs. Harvey,
"and I am willing to lend them all the
assistance within my power, but I do
not think that It Is right that over two
thirds of the money given by our peo
ple should be spent for salaries of use
MR. T. N. STRONG ON CHARITIES
He Declares It Wise to Spend Bulk
of Money Investigating Cases.
PORTLAND. Feb. 20. (To the Editor.)
Criticism is a good thing for a. charity or
ganization, keeps It alert, and, what is more
Important, attracts public attention to It
so that it can state the reasons of its ex
istence and give the public the opportunity
of Judging its work, whether it is good or
bad. The criticism ought, however, to be
reasonably fair. Rodney L. GlLnon and John
C Ainsworth, quoted In the two articles of
The Sunday and Monday Orcgonlan,
criticising the City Board of Charities, have
both voluntarily sent word to me that they
have been misquoted, and the statement
put In large letters In the heading, "All
Money Not Credited, Says J. C Ainsworth."
is absolutely Incorrect, and he did not so
state. Mr. Ainsworth did not give the City
Board of Charities $25 In 1004. Mr. Alns
worth's bank, the United States National,
gave $100 that year, which is properly re
ported, and this Mr. Ainsworth rightly con
sidered was enough for hlin to give. Wh oth
er the other persons quoted are quoted cor
rectly I have not taken the trouble to in
quire. As to Investigation, the City Board
of Charities beliovcs "In this, and the medi
cine it prescribes for others it will cheer
fully take itself. Tho Chamber of Com
merce, or any other organization, may at
any time, day or night, sond up Its Investi
gating comlttccs and they will be afforded
ever facility, and as to black-listing, us.
well, well. An odd old lady telephoned to
mc only the other evening that, a la Ileney.
she was' going to indict tho board. Per
haps Indicting would be more effectual.
Now. as to the question of salaries. This
Is the old shop-worn criticism of associ
ated charity work and arises fiom entire
misconception of what the work of such a
board as ours Is. This mlsconcoptlon we
have always tried to correct. Wo do as
sociated charities work and have an as
sociated charities constitution that forbids
In my annual address to the board, pub
lished In 1001r I stated: "It is not an alms
giving board, and much to the surprise of
cheap philanthropists, it will at any time
wisely pend three dollars rather than give
one. During Its comparatively short ex
istence it has used about $86,136.02, and a
large proportion of this has boon expended
In tho employment of skilled professional as
sistance. The old Indian potlatch" system
of charity stands aghast at this and pro
fesses to believe that this money should
havo been given away, left at the cross
roads for every needy beggar, and It is
strange how this old and vicious concept of
charity still obtains among intelligent peo
ple." Are wo extravagant in our salaried
list? How do wo compare with similar or
ganizations? In Minneapolis in 1003 the to
tal expenditures were $7003.60, salaries
(C247.33. office rent, printing, postage, water,
emergent relief $r.C1.0?. office supplies, tele
phone and telegraph $121.23; street-car fares,
furniture, books and periodicals, delegates
to conferences, Insurance, provident fund,
stamps and bond for collector takes all the
The emergent relief above referred to,
which means direct relief. Is only $301.05.
In our board this emergent relief with
an annual expenditure In 1004 of $6424.45
for the Items alone of meals, lodgings and
provisions, foots up $1094.10, and in addition
to this dry goods, fuel, furniture, hauling
and freight, labor and repairs, rent, etc.,
arc made up largely of relief of this char
acter given and so very much swell the
total. We therefore spent In relief from
our regular funds perhaps four or five times
as much proportionately as the similar board
at Minneapolis. Our salary list was very
much less proportionately. The Minneapolis
special relief fund for 1003, all spent fa
direct relief, was only $609.32. Ours for 1004
was $2S1.05. for 1903 $489.10. and this does
not include the nurses' fund or clothing, etc
Take the two reports side by side, the Port
land ono spends much less for salaries and
much more for direct relief.
The societies at Providence, Washington.
D. C. Chicago. Brooklyn. Buffalo. Balti
more and a number of others' seem to spend
tholr money very much as we do, almost the
exact items appearing in their accounts.
Tho City Board of Charities of this city. I
think, gives much more direct relief than
similar societies elsewhere. This we are com
polled to do by the peculiar conditions In
the city. When we got older we will be en
abled to mako our poor people Btlll more near
ly support themselves. The qtiestion then Is,
Docs this kind of society which intentional
ly cuts down money alms-giving to the
lowest possible figure benefit the community
in which it operates?
Among intelligent philanthropists there is
only one answer to this. Help men. women
and children to help themselves, spend hun
dreds of dollars In this endeavor If neces
sary, but don't make paupers of them by
giving them alms If it can possibly be
avoided. Tears Ago a skilled mechanic
came to us destitute, his family was on
tho verge of suffering, he could not get work
at his trade, he was unskilled In any
other. Our salaried employe looked up
some work for him. I think It was digging
out and selling the bones from a near-by
old slaughter yard. He prospered, did welL
We didn't spend a dollar, except for salary.
A burnt-out family stood shivering on a
wharf in this city. A large sum I think It
was nearly $150 was raised and a little
farm was found. The man prospered, paid
every cent back, and In the hard times of
1893 came In and took three or four desti
tute workmen off our hands, tho board be
ing not a dollar out except for salary. An
other popr widow, put on a farm, been
there perhaps 10 years, raising up a fine
family, hasn't had a dollar of help, but our
salaried people arranged It. Mrs. Wilson,
our assistant secretary, comes back to her
home day after day, worn out from looking
after some poor young mother with her
first child, some neglected young children,
hundreds of different cases. Mr. Walpole
does the same. Mr. Heimbach contributes
his share. Occasionally in some busy time
we have to get additional help. We run
an employent agency. For about 15 years
we have never failed In good times or bad
t6 give a job to any destitute man' that
would furnish him a good bed' and three
good meals a day, and have had hundreds
of men at work at once. We have done
thousands of dollars' worth of work for the
city at our own expense. We have dis
persed Coxcy armies by offering them work.
Turn to our report published in 1001 and
see how out-door relief was abolished, sav
ing the county taxpayers trom $6000 to $14.
000 per annum, the whole matter being so
quietly finished that the public never no
ticed the difference.
These are but Instances out of multitudes.
and all this work done In addition to our
main mission of being a clearing-house for
the charities. The charity business of this
county In all agencies amounts perhaps to
ovor $100,000 per year, and It had no way of
Investigating. This we now do ior every
body. Beggars have been driven off our
streets, and honest poverty Is provided for.
Thore Isn't much real bona fide poverty
left In Portland out of Its benevolent Insti
tutions. Seml-rellglous societies about
Christmas in their competitive marshalling
up of poor people speak of hundreds, per
haps thousands, of pauper people In Port
land who can't buy a Christmas dinner.
Thore aren't a thousand of such families.
Thero aren't a hundred. There aren't ten.
Outside or the Poor t arm i aon t neueve
there Is today a single family In Portland
that is necessarily a pauper family. Our
poverty here is sporadic and incidental, and
nine times out of ten with the aid of our
Intelligent and kindly salaried people It can
provide for itself.
Wo need never have a pauper settlement
here unless in our folly we establish It by
the giving of alms instead of the opportun
ity to work. THOS. N. STRONG,
President City Board of Charities.
J. C. Ainsworth for three years sub
scribed personally to the City Board of
Charities. In 1904 his subscription was
made through tho United States National
Bank, which accounts for the confusion
which arose whan ho stated he was a
subscriber, and It was found that he was
not credited as such In the report of the
association. Mr. Ainsworth, however.
made no Insinuation that his money or
any other subscription was not credited.
R. 1. Glisan was interviewed over the
telephone and denies having made the
NOT IN SALOON AFTER 1 A. M.
Chief of Police Hunt Denies Charge
Made by Councilman Flegel.
"Show me the man who said it"
Such is the challenge of Chief of Police
Hunt to Councilman A. F. Flegel, who
publicly has stated he has proof from a
reliable source" that the hoad of Port
land's peace department has visited sa
loons after 1 A. M. when they were sup
posed to be closed.
"This 'reliable information' business Is
rather indefinite." said Chief Hunt. "Just
show me the man who said I was in any
saloon at or after 1 A. M. Let Council
man Flegel hrlng him out Into sight,
where ho can be seen and hoard."
Chief Hunt further said:
"Since I have been Chief of Police I
have never, to my recollection, even been
down town as late as 1 A. M. I am posi
tive that I never have been in any saloon
after 11 o'clock at night. So, to charge
me with having been in a saloon after
1 A. M. is folly.
"Furthermore. I am informed by Cap
lain of Police Bailey, who commands the
second relief, that saloons are not keen
ing open after the hour specified by or
dinance for closing. Acting Sergeant Car
penter, attached to that rolief, reports
the same. Both officers are men whose
statements can be rolled upon, and I be
lieve what they say. That is a trifle
more definite than 'reliable Information'
coming from some unknown source.
"Again, proprietors of the saloons that
have violated the early-closing ordinance
have been complained against and prose
cuted. "We have done our duty in this
respect and arc still doing it. It is all
easy enough to make charges, but I would
like to see the man who has told Coun
cilman Flegel he saw mo in a saloon after
1 A. M."
PROMINENT CHINAMAN DIES
Lee Jong Borne to Tomb, Followed
by Procession of His Countrymen.
To a land peaceful and calm, where
tong wars never come and where high
binders no longer make miserable the life
of -Chinese, Leo Jong was borne yester
day. He was prominent In tho quarter
where dwell his race, and practically
every hack in Portland was necessary to
accommodate the friends who followed
his body to tho grave.
The cortege started from 245 Alder street
at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. It wound
its way slowly along the broken stone
pavements of Chinatown, while weird
strains of Chinese music filled the air and
while punctured bits of paper were scat
tered by the way to deceive tho evil
spirits and cause them to lose themselves
along the line of march.
All tho strange and fascinating cere
mony of the Chinese was obsorved before
the body of the departed was removed
from the hearse and laid under the cold,
damp earth of Lone Fir Cemetery. There
all that Is mortal of Lee Jong will He
until the happy day when his bones will
be removed, boxed and returned to his
native land. Such Is the Celestial cus
tom. Lee Jong was one of Chinatown's most
prominent citizens and merchants. He
had lived hero a score o'f years, had built
up a large business and was well liked
by all good men of his race.
WILL SEEK MEDDLE COURSE
Bridge Question to Be Discussed
With View of Pleasing All.
It is expected that some solution of
the bridge-closing question' will be found
at the meeting called for this afternoon.
While the river Interests think that too
great a hardship would be Imposed on
them by the closing of the draws for any
specified time, they think that the trouble
of the pedestrians can be remedied to a
great extent, and with this object In
view, a meeting is to be held today. In
vitations were sent to all interests con
cerned, and especially to County Judge
Webster, Mayor Williams. and the officials
of the local United States Engineer's De
partment. The meeting will be held in
tho offices of the D. P. & A. K.. Mohawk
building, at 2 o'clock today, and all sides
of the question will be presented and
considered with a viewto providing some
remedy for the delaying of bridge pedes
trians without working too much hard
ship upon the steamboat interests.
Many Mothers administer Plso's Cure when
their children have spasmodic croup.
MAY DISCHARGE ON SOUND
NO DECISION REACHED AS TO
Contraband-Carrier Tacoma Has Not
Reached Moji, as Reported
Glenturret's Orders Changed.
It has not been definitely decided yet
where Xo discharge the Olympiads car
go, but it will probably be at Seattle.
The steamer loaded 2500 tons of oats
here last month, ostensibly for Vladi
vostok, though .she cleared for Moji,
Japan, and sailed on the 25th. stop
ping at Comox for coal. Thero an acci
dent to her boilers caused her to re
turn to ScattlcBefore the repairs were
completed tho blockading of the Rus
sian port was announced and the steam
er's sailing orders were annulled. When
the consignors of the cargo opened ne
gotiations for cancellation of the char
ter and war risk. Secretary Trenhplm,
of the Northwestern Commercial Com
pany, the owners of the Olympia, wired
'his terms to 'Lloyds, at London, but up
to last night had received no reply. He
stated that he did not know where the
oats would be unloaded,, but in all like
lihood it would be at Seattle.
The British 3teamer Glenturret,
which has been loading barley at San
Francisco for dell very, at Vladivostok,
has abandonod any intention of trying
to run the Japanese blockade, and her
cargo has been reconsigncd to Yoko
hama. The steamship Brinkburn, for
merly the -Tottenham, returned to San
Francisco yesterday, having received
orders at Comox to return to the load
ing pert to discharge her contraband
There Is considerable doubt as to the
present whereabouts of the Tacoma, of
the Northwestern Commercial line,
which left Seattle withyness beef and
other supplies sliortly before the Olym
pia departed from here. It was report
ed that she had arrived on the 15th at
Moji, and It was surmised by some
shipping men that she had reached
Vladivostok safely by the northern
route, discharged and gone to the Jap
anese port for coal for the return trip,
which she had ample time to do. The
owners of the steamer, however, re
ceived word yesterday that she had not
yet reached Moji. She has not been
definitely reported since leaving Dutch
Harbor and there is belief In some
quarters that she may have been
caught In an Arctic ice floe and pos
PAYS HIGH FOR THE TRIP
What It Costs Government to Bring
Lightships From New York.
Tne two lightships. Nos. 83 and 76,
which have just left New York for
San Francisco, by way of Cape Horn,
arc among the smallest steam vessels
that have ever undertaken this hazard
ous trip. They measure only 142 feet In
length. No. 38 is to be located at
Blount's reef, off Cape Mendocino, and
No. 7.6 is a relief boat for general serv
ice on the California Coast. It is ex
pected that they will reach the Golden
Gate somo time In the early part of
The fact that these vessols, intended
for service on the Pacific, were built
on the Atlantic Coast, shows the
length to which the Government's fixed
policy will sometimes carry it. An ap
propriation was made several years ago
for five new lightships, two of tnem to
be detailed to Pacific stations. The two
lowest bids were made by the Union
Iron Works, in San Francisco, and the
New York Shipbuilding Company, of
Camd'en, N. J. The latter company un
derbid the Western firm by $5003 on
each boat, and as there was no provi
sion in tho law, as there is in naval
appropriation bills, allowing higher
prices to Pacific Coast builders, tne
Eastern company got the contract.
Apparently the enormous expense of
taking theso vessels around South
America and up through the Pacific
was not taken Into consideration. A
conservative estimate of the cost of
the trip for these two boats, including
officers' and crews' wages, coaling and
food, is $15,000. It would have cost $5000
less ' to nave built the ships In San
Francisco, and the Government would
have gained, in adidtlon, their services
for five months.
Dakota Soon to Leave Yards.
The steamship Dakota, of tho Great
Northern Company, will leave the yards
of the Eastern Shipbuilding Company
at New London early noxt month. She
will then proceed to Baltimore to load
cargo for the voyage to Seattle. It is
vory likely that the Dakota will remain
on the Atlantic Coast for about a month
before sailing for Seattle. Unless tho
present schedule is changed, tho Minne
sota's sister ship will be ready to pro
ceed on her first voyage to the Orient
Tho Minnesota is expected to rcacn
Seattle from the Orient the first week
In April. The vessel has arrived at
Yokohama, and dischargod her cargo
Into lighters outside tho breakwater,
being unable to go inaldc because of
her deep draught.
Captain Grateful for Attention.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 20. Special.) Cap
tain McLeod. formerly master of the Brit
ish steamship Ellerlc. who was confined
at the Columbia Rlvor quarantino station
while suffering from a severe attack of
smallpox. Is now at Greenock, Scotland.
A letter was received from him today in
which he stated that ho felt vory grate
ful for the kind and considerate treat
ment ho had received at the hands of the
attendants and nurses at the station.
Spread Rail Wrecks Train.
VANCOUVER, B. C. Feb. 20. a spe
cial from Nelson, B. C says:
The mixed Canadian Pacific train run
ning between this city and Proctor, while
tho west arm of the lake Is blocked by
Ice, was wrecked close to Proctor today.
A freight car and one passenger coach
left the track. Seven passengers, were
slightly Injured. One of the latter was
G. O. Buchanan, a capitalist of Kaslo. A
spread rail was the cause of the accident.
Vagrant Accused of Murder.
MISSOULA, Mont., Feb. 20. Smith Bray
was taken into custody tonight by tho po
lice, on advices from Lewiston, Idaho,
that he is wanted there for murder com
mitted on Januarv 26. Bray was vagged
a few days ago and his photograph sent
to the Lewiston authorities. They wire
he is tho man wanted, and a Sheriff Is
coming after him. He contends ne is in
nocent and will go without requisition
Alleged Fugitive Declares Innocence.
MISSOULA, Mont., Feb. 20. Percy Har
ris, alleged to be a fugitive from Justice,
who is charged with the murder of a
necroatFayetteville, w. va., was arrest
ed in this city today and is being held to
await the arrival of Sheriff Hawkins of
Fayetteville, who started for Montana
tonight. Harris says he is innocent and
willo back without requisition papers.
Jury Excused Until Monday.
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 20. (Special.)
Judge McBride convened the regular Feb
ruary term of the Circuit Court this after
noon, and after handing down a number
of minor .formal orders he excused the
Jury' until next Monday. Only a few cases
are to be heard at this term, and Judge
McBride says he expects to complete all
the Jury trials during next week.
The only case of importance set for trial
Is that of Leroy S. Davidson vs. the City
of Astoria, which will be heard on March
It is to recover J3S00 damages for in
juries alleged to have boen sustained by
falling through a hole In the planking at
the foot of Sixth street during the night"
of September 3, 1901.
The steamers Aurelia and Iaqua
have sailed for San Pedro, the 'former
with-540,000 and the .latter with 650.000
feet of lumber.
The steamer Roanoke loaded wheat.
lath and general cargo at Oceanic dock
yesterday and Is scheduled to sail
south at 9 o'clock this morning.
The Columbia has come up six inches
at Cascade Locks, but must rise a foot
more before the steamer Rogulator can
resume the service to The Dalles.
The Nome City, remodeled into a
steam .schooner, arrived yesterday
morning and went to Inman, .Poulsen
& Co.'s to load lumber for San Pedro.
She will carry about 1.000,000 feet.
Delay In getting all the cargo aboard
prevented the China liner Nicomedla
from sailing as scheduled, and she will
not depart until this morning. The Nu
mantia, the next one of the fleet due,
should arrive hero by the 25th.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Feb. 20. Arrived down at 1 A. M.
and sailed at 12 noon Steamer Rcdondo, for
San Francisco and coa.it port?. Arrived at 7
and left up at 0:30 A. M. Steamer South Bay,
from San Francisco. Left up at 0 A. M.
Schooners Irene and Virginia. Arrived this
morning Schooner Halcyon, from San Francis
co. Condition of the bar at 5 P. M., obscured;
wind southeast: weather rainy.
St. Helens. Feb. 20. Passed Schooners Irena
San Francisco, Feb. 20. Sailed last night
Steamer Cascade, for Portland: Despatch, for
Portland. Arrived Steamer W. H. Kruger.
from Gray'n Harbor; steamer Brinkburn. from
Victoria; steamer Breakwater, from Coos Bay.
WHISTLES DO NOT SCREECH
Councilman Zimmerman Causes Pro
longed Noise in Morning to Cease.
"Chimmlc, dis is de first mornin for
years dat I've slept after 6 o'clock,"
said an urchin who lives In a scow at
the foot of Caruthers street. South
Portland, to a chum yesterday.
"Why?" queried the "kid."
"Der blasted whistles, w'at us'ter
screech fcr half an hour, just merely
squeaked onc't. I don't know dc rea
son." Councilman "Louie" Zimmerman .is
responsible for the great change that
swopt over the water front of South
Portland yesterday morninir. Lone-
blasts of the many sawmill whistles
have been ordered "cut out" by Captain
of Police Bailey. Mr. Zimmerman called
at police headquarters Saturday night
and lodged a strong complaint. He said
tnat the people for a mile around were
rudely awakened every morning at 6
o'clock by tho shrill blasts, and wished
the proprietors .notified to causo the
nuisance to cease.
Captain Bailey gave orders to Patrol
men Hoesly and Foncs, who travel the
bests on which the offending mills
stand, to warn the management to
make less noise with whistles in fu
ture. The ordinance covering the case
is disorderly conduct, disturbing the
peace or common nuisance
WORKMEN TO HOLD MEETING
Exposition Men to Decide Between
Radical and Conservative Methods.
. A mass meeting of Exposition work
men will be held tonight as scheduled.
Large bills announcing the meeting have
been spread broadcast, and the lubor
agitators have been , busy gathering
together their cohorts to carry the
crowd into a paroxysm of enthusiasm
and lead all tho workmen Into a gen
eral strike The meeting will be hold
at Eagles' Hall, Second and Yamhill,
and nothing but the publicity given the
plot will foil it.
The meeting was called openly, prob
ably to allay any fears of the real
cause for calling it. Radical leaders
have been the moving spirits to the
enterprise from the beginning, but
their purpose will undoubtedly fail,
sinco the more conservative local
unions have been aroused to the dan-
gor and will do as much as possible to
prevent any hot-headed agitators from
leading tho workmen on a false scent.
A committee from the Carpenters'
Union called at tne office of The Ore
gonian last night and stated that they
were not In sympathy with any strike
movement that might be in the air.
They said that they would have repre
sentatives at the meeting tonight, but;
they would not support any radical
WILL ADDRESS THE SCHOOLS
Party of Business Men to Speak tc
Portland Youngsters Today.
Secretary Tom Richardson, of the Com
mercial Club, has made arrangements -by
which a committc of business men. ap
pointed by the club, will be allowed to
mako a tour of the public schools of
the city this afternoon. A start will be
made from tho Commercial Club rooms at
1:30 o'clock, and during the afternoon 20
of the public school buildings will be
visited and short addresses made to the
children on the subject of what they can
do towards building up the state and
The club has a plan on hand for the
exploitation of tho state by which the
aid of the school children will be solicited
in bringing tho opportunities and advan
tages of tho community before the people
of tho East. It is in regard to this plan
that the visit Is to be made.
ATTACKED BY HIGHWAYMEN
Old Fruit Vendor Beaten Insensible
and Left for Dead.
Abraham Bechtold. a fruit vendor, was
knocked down and robbed lato Saturday
nlght by highwaymen. They attacked
the aged man in front of his home at
Oatman. and left him for dead. His in
juries are serious, and may yet result
fatally. He lost $25 and a check for $75.
After being struck, Bechtold was un
conscious and lay for a long time at the
door of his home, until he regained his
senses and crawled inside. There he again
lost consciousness, and remained alone in
his suffering until found by friends yes
terday. Pool Tournament Begins.
The pool tournament at the M. A. A.
C opened last evening. Single contests
will be played until next week, when it
Is expected the final "handicap series
will be played off. The playing so far
has been very commonplace and unin
teresting except In a contest of 50
points between C. W. Zcller and M. S.
Mulford. Mulford came out victorious
by tho close score of 50 to 4S balls.
Both the contestants played an excel
lent game. Each succeeded In running
the balls down upon a safe break.
It Baby Xi Cutting Teeth.
B rare and use that old and well-tried remedy.
XLr. Win-low's Soothing Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the sums.
ciUurs all pals, cure wind colls and diarrhoea.
as with joyous hearts and smiling faces they romp and play when in health
and how conducive to health the games in which they indulge, the outdoor
life they enjoy, the cleanly;, regular habits they should be taught to form and
the wholesome diet of which they should partake. How tenderly their health
should be preserved, not by constant medication, but by careful avoidance of
every medicine of an injurious or objectionable nature and if at any time a
remedial agent is required, to assist nature, only those of known excellence
should be used; remedies which are pure and wholesome and truly beneficial
in effect, like the pleasant laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, manufactured by
the California Fig Syrup Co. Syrup of Figs has come into general favor in
many millions of well informed families, whose estimate of its quality and
excellence is based upon personal knowledge and use.
Syrup of Figs has also met with the approval of physicians generally, be
cause they know it is wholesome, simple and gentle in its action. We inform
all reputable physicians as to the medicinal principles of Syrup of Figs, obtained,
by an original method, from certain plants known to them to act most benefici
ally and presented in an agreeable syrup in which the wholesome Californian
blue figs are used to promote the pleasant taste; therefore it is not a secret rem
edy and hence we are free to refer to all well informed physicians, who do not
approve of patent medicines and never favor indiscriminate self-medication.
Please to remember and teach your children also that the genuine Syrup
of Figs always has the full name of the Company California Fig Syrup Co.
plainly printed on the front of every package and that it is for sale in
bottles of one size only. If any dealer offers any other than the regular Fifty
cent size, or having printed thereon the name of any other company, do not
accept it. If you fail to get the genuine you will not get its beneficial effects.
Every family should always have a bottle on hand, as it is equally beneficial
tor tne parents and the
JUDGES TO DECIDE
Will Straighten Out Tangle of
PRIMARY LAW IN QUESTION
Four Judges of Circuit Court Will
Have Matter Presented to Them
and Will Decide Validity of
Direct Primary Act.
A complete new registration of Portland
electors will be made by County Clerk
Fields unless enjoined by the court. Mr.
Fields asks any person who thinks the
registration contrary to law to step for
ward and sue for an injunction.
The new registration is necessary to
operation of the direct primary election
law in city primaries next Spring, and
unless It shall be made, primaries for the
city election will bo held under the old
time party system.
Mayor Williams. City Auditor Devlin
and County Clerk Fields, in a conference
yesterday, agreed that the registration
shall proceed as If tho primary law were.
In force, though each Is of the opinion
that neither the primary law nor the
city charter provides for. a new registra
tion next Spring, and consequently that
the law will not bo in effect until such
registration shall be made in IPCS.
Judge George said yesterday that when
the question Is brought before the court
it will be decided as quickly as possible,
owing to its public Importance. He could
not say how long a time would be re
quired for a decision, "because," said he,
"you know wo cannot proceed any fas
tor than tho lawyers will let us'
Mr. Fields has ordered a new set of
registration books on notitlcation from
Auditor Devlin that nominations of can
didates for city offices will be made un
der the direct primary law. Mayor Wil
liams or somebody elso will bring suit
to enjoin In the Circuit Court and the
four Judges probably sitting en banc will
shed their wisdom and clarify the at
mosphere. "And," remarked the Mayor yesterday,
"I think the question will not have to be
taken higher than the Circuit Court."
The cost of the new registration will
be $2000. The charter allows only 30 days
and Mr. Fields says that rapid work will
be necessary to get the names of elec
tors into the books in that timo. Electors
will register their party affinity, which Is
a requirement to the exercise of the fran
chise at primary elections. Owing to
the fact that but few electors are so reg
istered, the new registration is neces
sary. Gebo Mines to Resume.
BUTTE, Mont.. Feb. 20. A Miner spe
cial from Helena says that a stipulation
was today entered Into between Attorney
General Albert J. Galen and W, F. Meyer,
counsol for the Gebo Mining Company,
whereby the coal mining properties at
Gebo can resume operation within 30 day3,
the company agreeing to provide a man
way for the miners as required by the
statutes of the state. The mines have
been under an Injunction. About 200 men
will be afforded employment.
Constipation and many other
infantile disorders are the re
sults of improper feeding. Give
your baby Mellin's Food and see how
quickly infantile troubles disappear.
Send for our book "The Care &
Feeding of Infants " and we will send
it with a sample of. Mellin's Food
free of charge.
MELLIN'S FOOD CO., BOSTON, MASS.
children, whenever a laxative
most successful and
In diseases of men,
as medical diplomas,
licenses and newspa
per records shoTr.
Poison, Rectal, Kidney and urinary Diseases
and all diseases and weaknesses due to Inheritance, evil habits, ex
cesses or the result of specific- diseases.
CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE SSUTi? voSJB? aad
Office Hours: 8 A. M. to 8 P. M.; Sundays, 10 to 13 only.
St. Louis sSlr Dispensary
Cor. Second and Yamhill Streets, Portland, Or.
I IN A
:ure in every case we
We guarantee a cure
as i II i i ' i i
tion free. Letters conndentiai. iDsirucmo ;
WaWeC cure the worst cases of plies In two or three treatments, without operation.
CBIM "cannot call at office, write for question blank. Home treatment successful.
Office hours. 9 to 5 and 7 to S. Sundays and holidays. 10 to 1
DR. W. NORTON DAVIS & CO.
Offices in Van-Noy Hotel. 52 Third sL.
cor. Pine. Portland. Or.
NO REST, no sleep. Itch, itch, itch,
scratching until the tender skin
becomes inflamed, spre and bleeding.
Aided by Stlaiealth Treatment, will give the
suffering little one Instant relief ana sleep, and
result in comnlete cure. Multitudes of women
nay Harflna has no equal for cnafin?. Irrita
tion, eruptions, dandruff, thin hair, scald head.
Larse 25c. cakes, drugsists. Tako nothing
wlttont Polio Hay Co. signature.
Satisfy voursrlf. send at ones for
Inclose 5c postage and we will send you free
Halrhealth Harflna Soap. Stinbcalth and II
lnstrated Books. "How to Hare Beautiful
Hair and Conjpls!on."Sainples sent only by
FHLLO HAi SPECIALTIES CO., Newark, X. J.
AVOODAKD. CXARKE CO..
fourth and Washington Sis.
remedy is required.
Above all other thins, vre strive to save the thou
sands of young and middle-aged men who are plung
ing toward the grave, tortured by the woes of nervous
debility. We have evolved a special treatment for
Nrvoua Debility and special weakness that is uni
formly successful in caes where success was before,
and by other doctors deemed impossible. It does not
stimulate temporarily, but restores permanently. It
allays Irritations of the delicate tissues surrounding
the lax and unduly expanded glands, contracting them
lo tholr normal condition, which prevents lost vitality.
It tones up and strengthens tho blood vessels tnat.
carry nourishment. The patient realizes a great blight
has been lifted from his life.
We want all MEN WHO ARE SUFFERING from any
disease or special weakness to feel that they can come
to our office freely tor examination and explanation
of their condition FREE OF CHARGE, without being
bound by any obligation whatever to take treatment
unless tney so desire. We cure
Nervous Debility, Blood
We treat successfully all prlvata ner
vous and chronic diseases of men. also
blood, stomach, heart, liver, kidney and
throat troubles. We cure SYPHILIS
(without mercury) to stay cured forever.
In 30 to 60 days. We remove STRIC
TURE, without operation or pain, in 15
We stop drains, the result of self-abuse,
immediately. We can restore the sexual
vigor of any man under 50 by means of
local treatment peculiar to ourselves.
We Cure Gonorrhoea
in a Week
nf Mo IncHtiitA nr all
a n? uu"" ?. -cry - - - - , r - - .
rpuiar graduates, J . -
experience, have been known In Portland
is vears. have a refutation to main
tain, anu wm ujiui.c iiw
ox-tatrt pure can be effected.
undertake or charge no fee. Consulta
realize that luxuriant hair c
rich, youthful color alwaya
to their charms. The hair
may he golden, black
or brown, but -when
It becomes gray.
or faded there Is ,
an appearance '
of age. though
she may fed as
young as erer. Un
der these circum
stances gray hair Is
a drawback to men
Keeps You Looking Young
Ulwars brings back the color and beauty of yontH
to erayor faded hair. Positively removes dandruff.
iiua the germ ana stopvnair tailing, ijoes not
soil skin or linen. Aided by HARFIXA. SOAP
It soothes and heals the scalp, stop3 itching and.
promotes line hair growth. Large 60c. bottles.
xue noming witnout eono nay co. signature.
Free Ssap Offer
Good for 25C.C2KC
S!sm this coupon, take to anr of tha following
druggists, and get a 50c. bottle Hay's Hair
health and a 25c cake Harflna Medicated Soap.
Best for hair, bath and toilet, both for 50c. or
sent by Fhllo Hay Specialties Co., "Newark. N. J.,
express prepaid, on receipt of 60c and this adr.
Following druggists supply Hay's Halrhealt
and Harflna Soap la their shops only:
V-'UODARD. CLARKE CO,
fourth and Washington, Sts.
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