Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 10, 1905, Page 11, Image 11

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    THE MORNING OREGOfflAN, FBIDAT, MARCH . 10, 190o.
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POLICE NOT NEEDED
No Clash. Between Longshore
men and Sailors.
INTERFERENCE IS RESENTED
Packmen Hint at a General Tie-Up
if Officers Undertake to Meddle
With Their Rights Port
, of Portland Meeting.
Whether or not it -was due to th6
presence of the police, there was no
trouble yesterday at the Portland Lum
ber Company's mill, where the bark
entine T. P. Emigh is loading- for
Shanghai. In answer to the request
Xor protection. Police- Captain Bailey
was on hand bright and early with a
Rmall detail of officers, and the sailors
of the barkentine proceeded in their
customary way to put the lumber cargo
on the vessel. A few longshoremen
strolled down on the dock in the morn
ing to see how things were going and
then left. Harbormaster Ben Biglln
made bis appearance in the forenoon,
and after a brief consultation with
Captain Ipsen, of the Emigh, informed
the police that they were not needed
and they, too, departed. It will be two
or three weeks before all the cargo of
the vessel is in place, but it is not be
lieved by those directly interested that
there will be any further trouble.
Mayor Williams went over the sub
ject yesterday with Mr. BIglin and de
cided there was not occasion for police
Interference. It is the Harbormaster's
duty to keep things in order on the
water front, and when he is powerless
to regulate matters, then the Chief of
Police will be Justified in sending his
men to the scene. The longshoremen
.are particularly incensed at the action
of Chief Hunt in sending officers to the
dock. They deny that they made any
threats against the sailors of the
Emigh, and they resent the imputation
thus cast upon them hy the presence of
the police. Some of the members of the
union hint that it more police are sent
around the docks, they will tie up all
the shipping on the water front. At
the Sailors' Union headquarters it is
declared that their organization is not
looking for trouble. "All we want,"
they say, "is our rights, and we are
going to have them by peaceful means.
"We are opposed to any kind of vio
lence." The men who are loading the
Emigh, they say, were signed at San
Francisco for the voyage to Shanghai
and return. The barkentine stopped at
this port for cargo, and according to
their understanding the captain has a
perfect right to use the crew in load
ing the vessel.
The longshoremen assert that all
such dock work belongs to them. They
argue that as they are residents of this
city, some of them taxpayers, the bread
should not be taken out of their mouths
by sailors shipped at San Francisco and
whose proper pjlace is before the mast.
While the two unions are thus con
tending for a matter of principle, the
scat of the trouble may be more easily
traced to the pecuniary interests of the
shippers. The longshoremen have a
fixed wage scale of 40 cents an hour,
while the sailors are paid at the rate
of ?40 a month.
MAY GO BACK TO WOOD.
Port of Portland Considers Advisabil
ity of Taking Out Oil Burners.
The Port of Portland Commission
lield its regular monthly meeting yes
terday. J. C. Alnsworth, the new mem
ber, made his first appearance on the
board, and for his promptness was hon
ored with a place on the auditing com
mittee made vacant by the retirement
of Captain Spencer.
The question of changing the dredge
Columbia from an oil to a woodburner
was discussed at length. It has been
found that since oilburners were put
In. the fuel bill has become unusually
large. Proposals for supplying the Co
lumbia with wood were received from a
number of companies ranging from
$1.75 for the cheaper grade of slabwood
to $2.35 for sound dry fir. It was de
cided that no steps be taken until the
attitude of the Government is ascer
tained in the matter of the change.
W. H. Corbett, of the Willamette Iron
& Steel "Works, was present with a bid
for a new steel runner for the Colum
bia. As the other machinery firms had
not responded to the request lor pro
posals, the awarding of the contract
was postponed until a later meeting.
The Vulvan Iron Works secured the
contract for supplying nine sets of
ballcsaring discs for the drydock pumps
at a rate of J18 per set.
Authority was given for the leasing
of the tender John McCraken to the
Weather Bureau for use in recovering
the submarine cable connecting Astoria
with North Head, and the terms were
fixed at $50 per day.
The committee appointed to investi
gate the payroll and number of -men
employed at repair work on the dredge
plant reported that a sufficient number
of men were employed and that they
received fair wages.
APPROVE GRANT'S APPLICATION
Sailor Boardlng-House Commission
Will Give Him a License.
The Sailor Boardlng-House Commission,
at a. special meeting, received the appli
cation of Jack Grant lor conducting a
sailor boarding-house at Second and Gli
san streets and approved it Mr. Grant
paid in the legal fee of $250. but the li
cense will not be Issued to him until his
bond has been approved. The first appli
cation was made Jointly by Mr. Grant
and ills partners, the White brother.
but the commission rejected it because'f
oi tne connection of the whites with a
crimping affair on the water-front som
time ago. in which they have not yet
been vindicated by the courts. The
Whites are clearly partners with Grant
in the boarding-house, but the law makes
no reference to partners and deals only
with applicants. The commissioners,
therefore, see no reason why they should
not give Grant a license if "his "bond Is
all right. The Arm does not propose to
ship sailors at Astoria, and asked for no
license at that port.
'We have decided not to Insist on a
monopoly at this place." said President
Hoben, of the commission, "and any one
lit and proper to conduct a sailor boarding-house
will receive a license upon mak
ing application."
MORE BOATS FOR LEADBETTER
Buys O. W. Hosford's Interest in
lone and Jessie Harklns.
F W. Leadbetter. of the Western
Transportation & Towing Company, has
bought a half-interest in the steamers
lone and Jessie Harklns from Manager
O. W. Hosford. Mr. Leadbetter thus adds
two good boats to his river fleet, which'
consisted of the steamers Albany and An
nie Comings. L. P. Hosford" remains
with the Washougal & La Camas Trans
portation Company as naif-owner and
general manager. The new deal will go
into effect April 1, and 1t is stated that
the lone will make three trips a week as
far as Warrendale to take on material
for the La Camas paper mill, and during
the Summer may make round trips daily
between Warrendale and this city.
Captain Q. W. Hosford has bought out
his brother's interest In the steamers
Glenola and Kehani, and . number of
barges of tpe Oregon Bound Lumber
Company.
Steamer Redondo Overhauled.
The steamer Redondo, of Taylor, Young
& Cos line, which left San Francisco
Wednesday evening, is due here Saturday
afternoon. The steamer while at San
Francisco received a general cleaning up
and a thorough overhauling of her ma
chinery, which should make her run like
a new boat.
Marine Notes.
The steamship Ellerlc will commence
loading barley for Japan at Oceanic dock
this morning.
The Tythomene has discharged bait of
her Antwerp cement cargo in perfect con
dition at Columbia dock, and Monday
morning will move up to the foot of Pine
street to take out the remainder.
The tank steamer Whittier arrived up
last evening from San Francisco with
10,000 barrels of crude oil.
A new nickel-steel hollow shaft is be
ing Installed In the steamer Dalles City
at the Regulator dck .
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. March 8. Arrived at 7:15 and left
up at 10:15 A. M. Steamer WbitUer, from
San Francisco. Sailed at 7:15 A 1L Slrarafr
Elmore, for TllUunoole. and steamer Harrison,
for Alsea. Arrived zX 8:30 and left Tip at 10:80
A. M. Steamer T. A. Kilbum, from San Fran
cisco and coast porta. Arrived; at 8:35 A. M.
and left up at 1:20 p. M.Brlt!h steamer Has
Elba, from Seattle. Arrived down at 3:30 P.
M. British bark Otveenee. Condition of the
bar at 6 P. 11., smooth; trlnd e&st; 'weather
clear.
San Francisco, March 8. Arrived et 8 A. il.
Steamer "W. H. Kruger, from PortUnd. Sailed
Schooner John A. Campbell, for Portland;
schooner Santa Buena Ventura, for Tillamook;
steamer Czarina, for Coos Bay. Arrived
Santa Barbara, from Gray's Harbor; Uteres
Loomis. from Seattle.
Hoqujam, Wash., March 8. (Special.) Sailed
Schooner Eausallto and steamer ChehalU, for
San Francisco. Arrived Steamers Grace. Dol
lar and Coronado, from San Franolaco.
New York, March 8. Arrived Oceanic, from
Liverpool.
Queenstown, March 8. ArriTed Baltic, ' from
New York. v
St. Vincent, C. V., March 0. Arrived pre
viously Ammon, from San Francisco, for Ham
burs'. AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
"3USTER BROWN" TONIGHT.
"Your Neighbor's Wife" Opens En
gagement at the Empire.
Tonight the engagement of "Your
Neighbor's Wife" will begin at the
Empire Theater and will continue to
morrow, matinee and night. It Is in
this bright comedy that the much
talked of "Buster Brown" is so promi
nent and is well played by Master Wil
fred Dunbar. He Is ably assisted in his
funmaking by James T. McGovern as
"Happy, the Tramp."
The company numbers 16 funmakers,
among whom are some of the best vau
deville artists. A tremendous sale Is
in progress for the "Buster Brown"
matinee Saturday.
"Aristocracy" Tonight.
At the Columbia tonight the fascin
ating "Aristocracy" will be given Its
second presentation by the Columbia
Stock Company. It delighted a large
first-night audience lost evening, and
its power to hold everyone spellbound
as though under some subtle, hypnotic
spell, has always been the subject for
comment. "Aristocracy" will continue
until Sunday night and also for two
matinees, Saturday and Sunday. s
COMING ATTRACTIONS.
"Joan of Arc."
The new week at the Columbia will
open next Monday night -Instead of
Sunday, as has been the custom hereto
fore. Next Monday the first play to
open under the new policy will be "Joan
of Arc," which will be remembered by
some as the great emotional actress,
Fanny Davenport's, last productiqn. The
play Is written around one of the most
famous and romantic women In all his
tory, the hero-worshipped Jeanne
D'Arc, and the production at the Co
lumbia next week will be unusually
grand and impressive.
"Pawtucket" Sale Today.
This morning at 10 o'clock the advance
sale of seats will open for "The Earl of
Pawtucket," with the celebrated English
comedian, Lawrence D'Orsay, which
comes to the Marquam Grand Theater
next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
nights, March 12, 14, 15. with a special
matinee "Wednesday at 2:15 o'clock. The
fact that "The Earl of Pawtucket" will
be presented here with the same splen
did company that made possible Its long
run for over a year in New York, stimu
lates curiosity In the engagement.
"Ole Olson" at the Empire.
"Ole Olson," the quaint and natural
comedy drama, in which the Swedish
comedian type of character was first
made use of for stage purposes, will be
played here at the Empire Theater all
next week, starting Sunday matinee.
The Swedish dialect comedy has taken
its place as a funmaker by the side of
the German, Irish and Yiddish dialect
plays, and "Ole Olson" is easily the
most interesting and pleasing of this
style of dramatic work.
"The Virginian" Coming.
Dustin Farnum, in "The Virginian."
will be the attraction at -the Marquam
Grand Theater next Thursday. Friday
nights. March IS and 17, with the last
performance Saturday afternoon, March
IS.
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
Vaudeville Prices Raised.
1 An advance in the prices of admission
to vaudeville shows. This was decided
yesterday at a meeting of the vaudeville
theater managers of this city, and It was
determined not to interfere with the
present rates charged, 10 cents, to the
Arcade and Lyric but to advance the
prices to 10 cents and 20 cents each
admission to the Star. Baker and Grand
vaudeville theaters. This means at the
three latter theaters that 10 cents will
be charged for the balcony and 30 cents
downstairs. It is explained that the
advance in prices Is readcred necessary by
the high-priced vaudeville acts that have
been and are being engaged for produc
tion, many of them being of the Or
phcum grado, and that 10 cents each
admission would mean a positive loss In
the business. And it may be taken for
granted that the managers are not In
trade for their health. The change In
prices takes effect on and after Mon
day. Star Coupon Matinee.
Remember the Star coupon matinee to
day. Cut the coupon from Tho Oregonlan
this morning. This week'a bill is a. beauty
and the show Is a succession of delightful
acts, nearly every one a. mirthmaker. The
bill can be termed a laughing success, for
the humor Is more than ordinarily pleas
ing, lone, the electric dancer. " presents
a delicious' Innovation. It if a programme
which pleases, everyone and- capacity
houses attestTits merit.
HUNT ON THE RACK
OonUaued from First Page.)
Johnson. Deputy City Attorney. Fitz
gerald swore the witness.
Mr. Johnson stated that prior to the
time he left the force he walked several
police beats In different parts of tho
city. Lately he bad walked, the beat
from Washington to Jefferson streets
and from Fifth to Twelfth streets. He
waa on the Xorco 14 months.
Saloons Were Open.
"Were any saloons allowed to remain
open and do business after 1 o'clock in
tho morning?" asked Councilman FlegeL
"Mostly all." replied Johnson.
Flegel What saloons were open after
the closing hour?
Johnson Blaster's on First street, the
Wigwam, the Banquet Hall and others.
Flegel Did you make a written report
about these saloons being open?
Johnson I did not.
Flegel Did you make any kind of a
report?
Johnson Yes. I made a verbal report
to Captain Bailey.
Flegel When did you make these re
ports? Paid for Protection.
Johnson On November 15, I reported
the saloon at Second and Salmon streets.
On November 27, I again reported this
saloon. On November 29, I again found
the saloon open and spoke to the pro
prietor, telling him I would have to re
port him again. He said to me: "You
don't dare report my saloon; wa pay for
the privilege of keeping open after
hours."
Flegel How do you remember these
dateB?
Johnson I get them from a memoran
dum book.
Flegel What action was taken In re
gard to this saloon you reported open?
Johnson I never heard any mere about
the matter.
Flegel Were there any arrests in con
nection with the case?
Johnson No.
Flegel Did you ever report this saloon
after that?
Johnson I never did.
Flegel Did you eve'rhave a conversa
tion with a Sergeant regarding this sa
loon? Told to Leave It Alone.
Johnson I told Sergeant Hogeboom that
the saloon was open every night. He
said: "Don't pay any attention to It;
when the Chief wants them bothered, he
will send men to do it."
FlCIrel Dirt VOU trtllr in Onntafn Ttitl..
regarding this saloon?
jonneon xes. Captain Bailey told mo:
"I want you to find out who Is getting
monev and clvlrur th! cnlnnti tho nrlv.
liege to remain open." I told Mai I would.
x wasn t aoie to ao so. Tne saloonman
refused to tell me. Captain Bailey told
me again that. If any man got any bon
eflts from the saloons. It should be the
man on the beat.
Flegel How did yod know this saloon
was open?
Johnson I saw people In thero drinking
after 1 o'clock A. M.
Flegel What were your orders concern
ing saloons open after hours?
Says Chief Hunt Swore.
Johnson We had orders to see that all
saloons were closed. The Chief, however,
told us several times not to exert our
selves In seeing whether saloons were
open or not. He told me this one day in
his office. One day during the session of
the Municipal Court I asked him before a
police committeeman: "What's the mat
tor. Chief, that you never took any ac
tion about that saloon at Second and Sal
mon streets?" Afterward ho saw me
alone in the hall, and said
Flegel What did he say?
Johnson He said: "J C , John
son, you ought to know better than to
talk that way before a committeeman."
I replied: ""Chief, I didn't mean to hurt
you In any way by telling the truth."
Chief Hunt Did I use those words?
Johnson I believe you did.
Flegel You had the conversation, any
way, did you not7
Johnson Wo did.
Hunt Cross-Examines.
Chief Hunt then took the witness In
hand for purposes of cross-examination.
"Did you report the saloon at Second
and Salmon?" asked the Chief.
"Yes," replied Johnson.
Chief Hunt What did I say about it?
Johnson You told me to go to the City
Attorney and. make a complaint.
Chief Hunt Did you ask for warrants
in any of the cases where you reported
saloons?
Johnson No; we had orders from you
not to do so until you said it was all
right
Chief Hunt Did you make a complaint
of the case I told you to?
Johnson Yes. and, I was told there was
not sufficient evidence to convict
Chief Hunt You say Captain Bailey
said he believed some onc was getting
money from the saloons?
Johnson Yes.
Chief Hunt Who was getting the
money?
Johnson I could not find out
Patrolman Hemsworth Called.
Mr. Flegel next called F. W. Hems
worth, at present a member of the Fire
Department Hemsworth was a regular
police officer for over one year, and was
a special officer for. several months after
ward. He stated that while he was on
the force he was assigned to several
beats.'
"What saloons, if any, were allowed to
remain open after the closing hour?"
asked Mr. FlegeL
"Blazlcr's, Fritz and Erickson's," re
plied Mr. Hemsworth.
Flegel "Was this during Chief Hunt's
administration?
Hemsworth It was.
Flegel What If anything, did Chief
Hunt ever tell you regarding saloons be
ing open after hours?
Told Not to Exert Himself.
Hemsworth He told me onoe that I
needn't exert myself to the extent of
climbing on a box to look over a tran
som to see it a saloon was open.
Chief Hunt Why was such a statement
made by me?
Homsworth I do not know.
Chief Hunt Did you ever have orders
not to report saloons found open?
Hemsworth I did not
Chief Hunt Did you ever have "orders
to report saloons found open?
Hemsworth I did.
Chief Hunt Were you not reported and
tried for being in a saloon after 1 o'clock?
Hemsworth I was.
RATIONAL TREATMENT
or
Stomach Diseases
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Discard Injurious Drugs
A Harmless Powerful Germicide
Endorse J by Leadini Physidsm.
Send twenty-five cents to pay postage
on Fret TrixJ BottU. Sold by leading
druggists. ?
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Chief Hunt Did you report that saloon
as being open?
Hemsworth I did not
Policeman John A. Lee was. next called.'
Mr. Xee has been on the police force for
over two years, and Is recognized by su
perior officers as a very competent man.
He stated that during the time he has
been on the force ho has been assigned
to several different beats.
"To the best of my knowledge and be
lief. -the saloons have observed the closing
ordinance." said Lee. "I have, however,
reported some saloons as being open after
hours. I have reported the saloon at
Fourth and Stark, the Sportsman saloon,
the Pullman Club and the Orpbeum. I
believe I reported all these during the
month of October. I reported them but
once, and am cerialn I never reported one
twice. In each case I mad a written re
port to Captain Bailey. It is customary
for these reports to go to the Chief and
for the Chief then to Instruct us to pro
cure warrants for the saloonkeepers. In
these cases I have mentioned warrants
wore never procured. It was said there
was not sufficient evidence to convict"
Caught Tuxedo Open.'
"Did you ever catch the Tuxedo saloon
open?" asked Mr. Flegel.
-"The Tuxedo was never open when I
was on that beat but once, at which time
I made a report, setting forth the facts.
After making this report I was trans
ferred to another beat Wo had strict or
ders from Captain Bailey to report all
saloons found open. Therefore, I re
ported the Tuxedo when I reported the
others, as I thought It was my duty. Once
Chief Hunt asked, me whether I had been
to tho City Attorney with the evidence,
and I told him I was awaiting his ap
proval. The Chief then ordered me to
take the report to the City Attorney. I
found I had misplaced my report and
asked the Chief for & duplicate. Then the
Chief said that there was not enough
evidence to convict and dropped, the mat
tor." Chief Hunt-Didn't I tell you to get the
City Attorney's opinion?
Lee Yes.
Chief HuntDid you go to the City At
torney? Lee I don't remember.
Tried Front and Rear Doors.
Chief Hunt Do you remember mo ask
ing whether you tried both front and rear
doors of the saloon?
Lee I said I tried them and found them
locked.
Chief Hunt Did I ask you whether you
saw liquor sold?
Lee Yes, and I said I had not
Chief Hunt Didn't I say the court
wouldn't convict on that evidence?
Lee Yes.
Flegel Did Chief Hunt ever say you
reported saloons too much?
Lee No.
Chief HuntWhat were my Instruc
tions? Lee To keep a sharp lookout and see
that the saloons, obeyed the law.
Chief Hunt Do you think the fact that
your beat was changed reflected on your
ability as an officer?
Lee I do not
Beats Frequently Changed.
Chief Hunt Is It the custom to change
officers' beats from time to time?
Lee It is.
Flegel Did you ever tell anyone your
beat was changed because you reported
tho Tuxedo saloon?
Lee No.
Flegel Did you tell Officer Taylor so?
Lee I did not
Flegel Officer Hart?
Lee Not to my recollection.
Chief Hunt-Did I ever reprimand you
for reporting saloons as being open after
hours?
Lee You did not sir.
Policeman Carlson Testifies.
Policeman H. A. Carlson was next
called.' He has paced several Important
beats since Joining the police force.' He
stated that be saw the Maze Cafe open
and so reported. Captain Bailey later
found it open and arrests took place, he
At all fbt Better OocJ oSfores
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Retail
said. Ho had watched several saloons,
as he had been ordered to do so by his
Captain.
"What were my orders relative to
saloons?" asked Chief Hunt
"The orders were to pay striot atten
tion and see whether saloons closed on
time," replied the officer. "The Sergeant
often made the rounds with me and we
always watched saloons closely. We tried
front and rear doors. Rarely anyone ap
peared to ask us what we wanted."
Sergeant Taylor was the next witness
called by Mr. FlegeL Taylor stated
that he had found saloons open, had re
ported them and had been told to go to
the City Attorney and make complaints.
He could not remember that he ever had
a conversation with Officer Lee when the
latter said that he believed he was re
moved from his beat for reporting the
Tuxedo Saloon open.
"How many beats have you been on
since being In the department?" asked
Chief Hunt
"Several."
Customary to Change Beats.
"It Is customary to change officers' beats
from time to time. Is it not?"
"It appears to be."
"What were your Instructions regard
ing saloons?"
"To report any we found open."
Flegel Did you have a conversation
with Mr. Howell and Officer Leo about
Leo being transferred for reporting the
Tuxedo?
Taylor I can't say positively.
General Beebe suddenly awakened.
"Who?" he asked, "Officer Leo and
who else?"
"Howell," shouted Mr. Flegel, "H-o-w-e-1-1.
Can you. hear that?"
"I just wanted to know," replied the
General meekly.
Flegel You swear you never went to
Howell's office?
Taylor I do not state positively.
Might Bo Over-Zealous.
Flegel Were you ordered by Chief Hunt
not to take the trouble of climbing on
boxes and looking into transoms to see
whether drinks were being sold after
hours?
Taylor Ye3; Chief Hunt said, "officers
might get over-zealous in their duties."
Beebe Were you really restricted in any
manner in finding out whether saloons
were open?
Taylor Not really restricted.
Policeman Foster was next called to the
witness chair. Ho stated that on one oc-N
casfon he" had a conversation with Mr.
Howell and Taylor during which both of
them" eald they had heard Lee say he was
removed to another beat because he re
ported the Tuxedo Saloon. He Btated that
to tho best of his knowledge there were
at present no saloons violating the clos
ing ordinance on the beats bounded by
Washington, Gllsan and Fifth streets
and the river. Chief Hunt did not cross
examine the officer.
Bought Drinks After Hours.
Lester Humphrey: and Robert Wi throw,
both testified that a week ago Saturday
and Thursday nights they. In company
with Mr. Flegel, visited resorts through
out the city after the closing jour and
purchased drinks. They entered Blazier's,
on First street through an adjoining res
taurant Between SO and SO men were
drinking; it was after 2 o'clock. Tho
Maze Cafe on Third street was entered
and drinks purchased. The Esmond Hotel
bar was running and they purchased
drinks there. Drinks were bought at the
Cosmopolitan Saloon after 8 o'clock, en
trance could not be gained to Fritz's
though the room was filled with drinkers,
onebystander remarking: "You can get
in If you know tho combination." At
the Mazo a bell was rung and an employe
came to the door, saw who the men were
and finally admitted them.
"Could an officer have gained access to
any of these saloons?" asked Chief Hunt
"If he rapped at the door an employe
wonld come and see who he was," was
the answer of Mr. Humphrey.
George Howell Called.
George Howell, member of the Execu
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tive Board, was next called by Mr.
FJegeL y
"It is a notorious fact" said Mr.
Howell, "that saloons all over town are
open after hours. X have visited all sa
loons on the- 'station" beat with no
trouble whatever after hours. I was
recently asked by a saloonkeeper near
Erickson's resort why he was obliged
to observe the closing ordinance and
the larger resorts allowed to remain
open. On Sunday after hours I saw at
least 30 persons in Erickson's saloon
purchasing drinks and drinking. At the
same time the cash register was ring
ing in Fritz saloon, and officers were
passing by without paying any atten
tion. The Tuxedo Is open all the time.
You can seo men and women going in
and out after hours almost every night
"Foster and Taylor came to my of
fice shortly after Lee was changed
from his beat and told me that Lee
said he was changed for reporting the
Tuxedo, that the Tuxedo was open all
the time, that report to that effect had
been made to Chief Hunt and that he
Ignored it. not having a complaint Is
sued for the arrest of tho proprietor of
the place. Foster and Taylor testified to
these facts also before the grand Jury. jN
saw the saloon at First and Madison
streets open ono night after hours and
saw Sergeant Carpenter standing
across the street on tho corner looking
at It No report was made and no ar
rest followed."
"Did you over report these things
to me or to one of the police commit
teemen?" asked Chief Hunt
Told Mr. SIchel.
"I told Mr.Slchel and offered to hire
a hack and show him for himself, but
he would not Jo it"
Chief Hunt Did. Foster and Taylor
say that Lee was removed the day fol
lowing his report about the Tuxedo?
Howell Yes.
Chief Hunt They said Lee told them?
Howell Ye3, and that was the im
pression all the officers got that Lee
was removed because he reported the
Tuxedo.
Chief Hunt Since you never reported
these' conditions to me. how do you
think I was to know all saloons were
defying the law?
Howell Chief Hunt you could not
have been Ignorant of these conditions.
"Can't a Chief of Police get any
sleep?" demanded Hunt "Am I to watch
saloons at night and watch other po
lice business all day? I am never down
in the city after the closing hour."
Chief as After-Hour Visitor.
"Chief Hunt," replied Howell, "you
were in tho Alcazar saloon ono morn
ing between the hours of 1 and 4
o'clock."
Chief Hunt grew a little warm under
the collar.
"The Alcazar saloon has never been
open recently after hours," ho said.
T have been in that saloon myself
and purchased drinks after the closing
hour, and within the last two weeks.
Chief Hunt," replied Howell.
Then Mr. Howell took matters into
his own hands and asked the Chief a
few questions.
"Is it not a faot, Chief," he said,
"that you visited this saloon and the
bartender, not knowing you, asked you
what youwould have to drink?"
Chief Hunt No, sir, that is a lie.
Howell Did you not turn to one of
your Sergeants and say, "Make out a
complaint against this place."
Chief Hunt I did not
Howell Well, waa there ever a-com-plaint
made?
Not Sufficient Evidence.
Chief Hunt There was-not sufficient"
evidence, I admit X visited the Alca
zar after closing hours, but X went
there on police business an'd not for th
purpose of being entertained.
Chief Hunt How long ago, Mr. Howell,
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did you buy drinks after hours, and did
these conditions you mention exist?
Howell You know, as well as .1. There
has been renewed activity in your force
the last two or three days. It was be-
fore that time. But saloons are still
open throughout town.
R. P. Coburn also testified that ho had
seen the Tuxedo and other saloons open
after hours.
Chief Hunt's Defense.
The prosecution, if such it may be
called, here rested its case, and Chief
Hunt will call witnesses in his defense
within a few days, the date having not
been decided upon at present As to the
Chiefs defense, he- said yesterday;
"I will show that if anything officers
have not reported these breaches of the
ordinance to me. They have been or
dered by me to watch saloons closely
and report all that are open after hours.
If they have not done this, X am not to
blame, and I will so show. I will also
show thatno officer was reprimanded or
taken from a beat for reporting saloons
open after hours. If they have been
open the officers on the beat are to
blame, and not me. I have never shown
favoritism, and will so prove."
Mr. Flegel is determined to push the
fight against the Chief of Police, and the
Chief is Just as determined to win out in
the end. A lively session is anticipated
when the defense puts its witnesses on
the stand.
Young Girl Found In, Saloon.
Miss Marion Charter, who gave her
age as 17, was taken from the Badger
saloon last night at 11 o'clock by Cap
tain of Police Moore. During a tour of
Inspection of the North End district,
Moore dropped into the establishment
named, whioh is operated by W. H. Wil
son. Wilson attempted to mislead him.
but the captain suspected all was not
right, and tried the doors of the many
boxes, until he came to one that was
locked. He made Wilson open it, and
found the girl, with two men and a.
tray of liquor. Miss Charter was placed
in charge of Matron Simmons. Today a
charge of selling liquor to a minor will
be preferred against Wilson, when the
case comes up for hearing before Mu
nicipal Judge Hogue,
Court's Position on Drawbridge.
Regarding the closing of bridge draws
Judge Webster says the County Court
will attempt to alleviate the delay to the
traveling public, by regulating 'the
movement of the river boats, and that is
as far as the court will go at present.
The main question will be definitely de
cided later on. Regulation of river traffic
means that an effort will be made to
arrange matters so that as little time
as possible will be lost opening and clos
ing draws, and passing boats through,
and that the rive rm en will work in con
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