I THE MORNESG OREGONIAK, THURSDAY, -APEIIi 6, 1905. ITiS"l000"N0M0RE Chronicles of Men Who Would Be Mayor Willis Fisher Is a Candidate Who Is Liberal, but Not Too Liberal; Conservative, but Not Too Conservative. GRAY'S Perfect Grade of the Haughty Seals Broken by Portland. WILLIS FISHER, WHO REPRESENTS THE YOUNG MAN IN POLITICS SCOREBOARD SAYS 3 TO 1 . ther (Interview No. 6.) I HAVE talked to sis; of the men -who hope to bo the Mayor- There may be others -who think they are called, but of the six who have confided to me their protestations of transcendent virtue and fitness, probably one will be "The Cho sen." The latest one to toll me the secrets of his being -was Willis Fisher, a young man of considerable popularity, ability and ex perience. He makes no bones of the fact that he's going into the primaries for the Republican nomination, failing in which he will turn to and work for the nomi nee. Willis Fisher Is city salesman for Hex ter. May & Co., In which capacity he has been employed for the past five years. He was born in Portland in 1856, his parents being of the Immigration of 1852. His father was a factor in the early history of river navigation In these parts, and died, in 1S79. The son was 13 years old then, and was forced to go out and help make the family living. He and his brother were employed by a local news paper at the munificent wage of $1.50 per week each, as carriers, and the Fisher family lived on that ?3 the week. By degrees the boy advanced to better engagements until he became a traveling salesman some 15 years ago, and a sales man he has remained. He has grown In usefulness, however, year by year, and Is looked upon as one of the most success ful and influential men In the business. Because of this high standing ho pre sents the logical, candidacy of a particu lar element, the same which elected a Sheriff some months ago. There is a respectably large influence behind the ambitious young hardware salesman, and he is likely to make some thing of a disturbance among the other aspirants. Loyal to Republican Party. In the first place, he "avers that he's a Republican and doesn't want the Mayor alty, unless it comes to him through the regular party channels. He has been a moving spirit in the Young Men's Re publican Club and various other party or ganizations. In the never-to-be-forgotten campaign of '95, the greatest since that of '60, he was watchful, useful and un tiring in the cause of bis party. He is known to the political workers of the city as a valuable man and has proved in countless ways that he knows the rudiments of politics. Never before has he filed any sortf of an application for any 50rt of an office. He has been con tent to watoh and pray while the other fellows got the emoluments. This year he has got the notion of being Mayor in his system and many there are who en courage him. There are a number of sources from which Willis Fisher may draw strength. Personally, he has a large acquaintance and is well considered as a well-behaved, industrious, - intelligent citizen. He is strong In a number of secret societies, and it is said, can repeat yards of rituals. This appeals to the "jlners," He can call hundreds of fellows by their Christian names, and his hand shake is as seductive as the exigencies of the occasion demand. He will appeal to the "little boy blue" element in poli tics, the younglings who think the sheep have been In the meadow and the cows in the corn long enough. While he's not exactly an Infant prodigy he belongs to the decidedly youthful wing of the Republican establishment. Never before has he done more than work his head off for the other fellows but this time he Is out for the office, and if there is any legitimate way to land it 1? willing to experiment with it. uter discussing platforms and pre election promises with six candidates I'm inclined to believe they're all lia ble under the law fo'r pirating Roose velt's press notices and grandstand an nouncements. I am wickedly reminded of the time when the devil a saint would be and the sequel. So I have fallen into the stereotyped fashion of asking the patriots whether or not they favor giving every man a square deal. If tney intend to give us a business ad ministration and are opposed to graft Always, also, I inquire if they favor running the city just as economically for the taxpayers as possible," and if they do not favor the enforcement of the laws. I also ask if they are not run ning on their records. FAVOR THE BOARDS Councilmen Will Down Bi board Ordinance. MAJORITY THINKS THAT WAY City Fathers Say Boards Are Lawful and Legitimate and Favor Regu lation but Not Absolute Pro hibition of Them. The billboard ordinance is doomed to defeat when it comes up for final passage! While, owing to the failure of the license committee to report on it, the ordinance did not come up before the Council yester k. day, the views of the Councilmen fore cast its end and even its supporters seem to have lost heart. As the Council stand on this question there are six against the ordinance and four in favor of it. Merrill, Rumelin, Sharkey, Bherrett, Whiting and Zimmer man will oppose the prohibition of bill boards, and even amongst Albee, Bcntley, Flegel and Foeller tho opposition may find a vote or two. The general feeling among the Councilmen, however. Is that billboards should be permitted but under certain restrictions and regulations. Each member of the Council was interviewed on the subject yesterday and gave the following opinions: Councilman Merrill I cannot see how billboards can be prohibited, since you cannot prevent a man from building one oh his property if he so desires. They are perfectly legitimate in every way. I think, however, that they should be regulated as regards height and con struction. . Councilman Rumelin There is no possi ble way to prohibit billboards.. Every man has a right to construct one on his property and has the right to rent it, and these rights you cannot take away. I shall oppose the ordinance for that reason. Billboards Are Lawful. Councilman Sharkey I shall never vote to remove the billboards. They arelaw ful and can't be restricted. They can . be regulated, however, and this will prob I ably be the outcome of the agitation. Councilman Sherrett We ought to have the billboards, but under some regula tions. There Is no way to prohibit them and I think that In many cases they are a good thing, since they hide many of the ugly spots, f Councilman Whiting I am In favor of the billboards remaining since they serve to cover a multitude of sins. In many cases the boards are things of beauty compared to what would be exposed to After much experience I am prepared to say that every one of the aspirants for Mayor are in the affirmative on all the questions. It would be really re freshing to find one who was against economy, law, order and his record. Liberal, but Not Too Liberal. In the instance of Mr. Fisher, I am. sorry to put him down among the others. He stands for everything calculated to hasten the mlllenium's coming, but he doe3 not stand too strong. He thinks the lion and the lamb will not share beds for quite a spell yet, and therefore does not view were they removed. Again I cannot see how any property-owner can bo de nied the right to construct such boards on his property if he sees fit. I think though that they should be regulated as to size, and within the fire limits they should be constructed of zinc or sheet Iron as is done in other large cities. Boards Are Legitimate. Councilman Zimmerman I think the Civic Improvement Board goes to ex tremes when it endeavors to remove the billboards. They are perfectly legitimate. Councilman Albee I am in favor of the removal of the billboards and will vote that way. I can see no use for them and think they should not be allowed. Councilman Bentley-ince I Introduced the ordinance you can see my position on the question. Councilman Flegel I will do all in my power to aid in mitigating the evil, but I am not so sure that it can be done -by pro hibition. I think the better way to get at the solution of the matter is to put them under a -high license, so high as to make them unprofitable. I do not moan by that to make tho license absolutely prohibitory, hut It can be fixed at a figure sufficiently high to make the boards a losing game. Councilman Foeller I want to see the billboards removed. They are unslghtly and there are sufficient avenues of legiti mate advertising without their use. HE FINALLY WINS HIS BRIDE But It Took a Lawsuit to Make Her Come to Time. W. C. Meyers, of Seattle, is the latest to learn that even yet the well-beaten path of love still contains a few rocks and bumps, but now after winning for the second time the affections of Miss TIHie La Chappelle,' of 595 Hood street, ' he again see3 the world in- rosy hues. When Miss La Chappelle visited Seattle several months ago Meyers promptly foil captive to her charms, and the wedding day was as promptly set for June. After her return to Portland she was reminded of Meyers' affection for hqr through the medium of diamond rings, and the prepa rations for the future by the purchase of furniture. When Meyers came to Portland to visit her, a short time ago, however, he found that her love had grown cold, so cold in fact, that lacking explanation he was led to ask for the return of the various tokens. Including the furniture. This his thought-to-be bride refused to do and Meyers sought the services of Justice Reld, but in a different was' from what had been anticipated. But Miss La Chappelle has confessed judgment and it is said has also made another confession which carried with it the fact that she had made a mistake and was sorry and that the wedding would take place in June after all. The case has therefore been removed from Justice Reid's juris diction, and Meyers is very, very happy. Louise Rivers, 11 years old, of New Rochelle, N. Y-, broke tho local record for jumping the ropo-by making a score of 218, then fell screaming with pain and died soon afterwards of . acute appendicitis. favor a radical purging of society. In other words, Mr. Fisher's declaration of principles seems to be in nature of an objurgation to have a good time, so long as you don't get bad. He's liberal, but not too liberal. Conservative, but not too conservative. In spirit this is about the position of Willis Fisher as I under stood him, and as he talks quite to the point and forcibly, both in public and private, I take it I am not far wrong. So he is asking his Republican brethren to nominate him at tho primaries and en trust him with the management of, the city. Neither the greatest nor tho least. SPORTS AT FAIR Schedule of Events Is Made Out. COLLEGES WILL SECURE IT Efforts Will Be Made to Have Repre sentative Athletes Present to Contest Schedule Has Wide Range In Field of Sports. The full schedule of the Lewis and Clark athletic games and championship contests has been completed, and will be sent out immediately to all colleges and athletic associations throughout the Uni ted States by H. W. Kerrigan, manager of athletics. The announcement of the schedule fol lows: Schedule of Events. A. A. U. rules to covern all events under their Jurisdiction: June 5 Inter-scholastic baseball champion ship. Local. June 6 and 7 Individual gymnastic cham pionship. Open. June 8 Boxing championship. Open. June 0 Public school gatnga. Local. June 10 State of Oregon Intercollegiate championship; track and field. June 12 and 13 Interschol&stic relay races. Open. June 14 and 15 Open date. June 1G and 17 Intercollegiate championship track and field events. Opex. June 10 and 17 Relay races. Open. June 10-24 Lewis and Clark Pacific Coast golf championship. Open. June 19 Five-mile run championship, Lewis and Clark. Open. June 23-July 2 Handball championship. Open. Yaeht races. July 3 and 4 North Pacific championship, track and field. July 5 Fencing championship. Open. July C Open date. July 7 Long dive, high dive, standing broad Jump, standing high jump championships. Open. July 8 Handicap track and field events. Open. July 10 Lacrosse, Northwest championship. July 11. 12 and 13 Y. M. C A. athletics. Open to all Y. it. C A's. July 14 and 15 P. A. A. championship. July 17 Japanese field day. July 18 to 23, inclusive Swimming, diving, -water polo championships. Oprp. July 25 to 50 North Pacific regatta and open regatta. July 17 to SI Tennis. Open. July 24 Turn Vcrien. Open. - July 51 Automobile tests. . Open. August 1 Open date. . - ' the best nor the worst, the voters will have a chance to say their wishes con cerning his aspirations, and having spok en, Willis Fisher will hear the voice. Just the same, he's after the nomination good and hard, and figures that he has a good chance of cocking his feet on the Mayor's desk and bossing this big town around after the June election. I know of five other men who have the Same Idea, but I'nnnot concerned with that phase of the calling of the many and the choosing of the few. Willis Fisher and some other ambitious gentlemen will determine that matter anon. A. A. G-. August 2 arid 3 All-round individual cham pionship, track and field. Open. August 4 and 5 Lewis and Clark world'o championship track and field. Open. August 7 Amateur baseball, four teams. Local. August 0 and 10 Navy sports. August 11 and 12 Handicap swimming events. Open. August 14 Professional events Hose races. August 21 Indian athletic sports. August 23 and 24 Fly-casting. Open to all game associations. Aquatics and log-rolling contests. September 11 and 12 Soldiers field day. Open. September 13, 14 and 15 Cricket champion ship Open. , September 16 Multnomah Athletic Club day of Sports. September 16 M. A. A. C. traek and field games. Open. September 18, 10, 20 and 21 Wrestling championships. Open. September 22, 23 and 24 Lacrosse champion ahips. Open. September 25, 20 and 27 Basket-ball cham pionships. Open. Caledonian games. September 28, 29 and SO Association foot ball. Open. October 2, 3, 4, 5, C and 7 Interscholastlc college and club football. Open to all amateur athletic associations of tha A. A. U. and affiliated associations, under direction of Multnomah Amatour Athletic Club, Portland, Or., member of the P. A. A. of the Amateur Athletic Union. - George McMillen, Oregon commissioner of the Amatour Athletic Union, under whose Jurisdiction the events will be held, expects to receive tho official sanction of the A. A. TJ. for the games some tlmo to day. Arrangements for the sports are now progressing rapidly, and practically all the committees which will have charge of the various divisions ot the events have been appointed. The M. A. A. C. Lewi3 and Clark athletic general committee was appointed last night, and consists of H. W. Kerrigan, chairman: H. H. Herdman, F. E. Watklns, George McMillan and Ben Ilolladay. This committee will have gen eral supervision over the sports and will direct tho work of the various sub-committees, of which there arc about 23. The next work of the committee will he to arrange for the trophies and medals, for which there is an appropriation of about JGOW. PIn-Knighta Defeat All-Stars. In the league game played on the Port land Bowling Alleys last night the Pin Knights defeated the All-Stars by taking two games out of the three. Buzan of the Pin-Knights had the average of 1S7 and also had the highest single game whon he rolled 2S2 in' the first. The league game tonight will be played be tween the Bankers and the Gambrlnus teams. How They Do It In the Southwest. HOLLAND, Mich., April 5. A mystery develops hero with the arrival from Las Vegas, N. M., of the body of Charles Defeyter. Relatives of the young man understood that he had been killed In a railroad wreck. When the body arrived the words "Died of gunshot wounds" were found penciled on the rough box inclosing the casket. An investigation has been started. Garvin's "Fade-Away" Ball Fools San Francisco Left-Handers and One Run in Second Inning Is Their Little and Their All. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores. Portland, 3; Ban Francisco, 1. Tacoma, 4; Los Angeles. 2. Seattle, 8; Oakland, 0. Standing of 'the Teams. Won. Lost. P. C. San Francisco C 1 .S37 Oakland v.. .. -4 3, .571 Les Angeles 3 5 .500 Portland .3 S .500 Tacoma 3 4 .42S Seattle- 1 6 .143 Br Will J. MacRae. SAX FRANCISCO. April 5. -(Staff Cor respondence.) Virgil Garvin pitched the Portland Giants hack to the 500 mark this afternoon when he 'defeated the Seals 3 to 1. Garvin was in rare form. From the time that Walters, tho first of Uncle Hank. Harris men to face the big major league twirler, stepped to the plate, until Gochnouer was out in the ninth inning he held them safe. Only once aid the Seals get at all dangerous. That was in the second canto. A series of three singles was the means of giving tho Seals their only run. After this Inning this Frisco bunch were a hopeless lot of ball toss ers before the longr slender Texan. First Inning Won Game. The Giants duplicated San Francis co's trick yesterday and took tho game in the first inning. Roscoe Miller, an other ex-National Leaguer, slid them over the pan for 'the Seals. He was wild in the opening chapter, and Van Buren drew a free ticket to first. Manager McCredie sent him to second on his In field out. "With this run knocking at the door, Miller blew up, and he passed Larry Schlafley on four wide ones. Then came Catcher McLean, the big bear. He tore off a single that filled tho stations. "While this all happened tho 35-centers in the land of bleach began a mournful chant for Miller to get back to earth, but when they saw Eddie Householder walking to tho plate the chant became a wall, for Eddie's proclivity for breaking up a game at the right time was too well known to be overlooked. Eddie Smashes the Fence. Householder has not been doing much at the bat but he came through to day with one of his famous timely wal lops. It was a long, clean drive to center, and it hit the fence with a crash that sounded like a pistol shot. The mighty spanking that Eddie give the ball won the game, for Van Buren, Schlafley and McLean made the circuit of the sacks and all three registered, Householder going Into second. Not content with making one double-sacker, Householder came back in the third inning and poked out another. After the second inning the game settled down to a pitchers battle. Only four hits were harvested oft Garvin after tho Seals had reaped them in the second chapter. The Giants on the other hand were able to collect seven, bringing the total to nine. McLean was working with Garvin, and his game was a marked, improvement over the one he lost at Los Angeles. He was able to put on all his steam and he seems to have a whole boiler full when he lets go the balL Garvin also used his famous "fade away" ball, a ball that renders all left-handers helpless and most of the right-handers too, for that matter. Manager McCredie will send French against the Seals tomorrow' and Wha len will oppose him. The score: SAN FRANCISCO. . AB R H PO A Walters, cf..-. 4 0 1 2 l Mohler. 2b..... 4 0 0 3 3 Spencer, rf . 4 0 0 4 0 Hlldebrand, If '. 4 0 0 2 0 Irwin, 3b 4 I 3 3 3 Nealon. -lb 4 0 1 s O Goohnauer, ss 3 0 1 0 2 Wilson, c 3 0 15 0 Miller, p 3 0 0 0 2 Totalj 33 1 7 27 11 PORTLAND. AB R H PO A Van Buron, If 4 1 0 .2 0 McCredie, rf 0 1 'l l Schlafley, 2b 4 X 0 2 7 McLane. o 4 12 5 1 Householder, cf 4 0 2 0 0 Atz. ss 4 O 0 3 2 Clark, lb 3 0 1 10 0 Garvin, p... 3 0 2 2 2 Runkle, 3b 4 01 2 0 Totals 35 5 9 27 13 SCORE BY INNINGS. Portland 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ,0 3 Hits 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 I 9 San Francisco 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Hits ...-0 30100110 0 SUMMARY. Stolen base Runkle. Two-base hits Householder (2), Nealon. Sacrifice hit Garvin. First base on errors Portland. 1. First base on called balls Oft Miller 3, off Garvin 1. Left on bases San Francisco 4, Portland S. Struck out By Miller 2, by Garvin 5. Double playa Schlafley to Clark, Goch nauer to Mohler to Nealon. Tlmo of game 1:40. Umpire Davis. OAKLAND NINE IS SHUT OUT Siwash Pitcher Keep Commuters Maltreating Air, but Not the Ball. OAKLAND, CaL, April 5. a Hall, tho Seattle "pitcher, almost equaled the record today. He prevented Oakland from scoring either a run or a hit, and but for an unfortunate curve, that struck Batter Devercaux, he would not have allowed, a single member of tho home team to have reached first, base. Soattle played an errorless game. The visitors found Iberg's delivery easy and earned their eight runs on hitting. It took but one hour and 15 minutes to play the game. Tho score: , R.II.T3. Seattle 1 0110030 28 14 0 Oakland ....0 0000000 0 0 0 S Batteries C. Hall and Frary; Iberg and McMurray. Umpire Klopf. TWO RUNS IN THE TWELFTH Tigers Win a Long Game by an Op portune Combination. LOS ANGELES, CaL, April 5. It re quired 12 hard-fought Innings to decide the game today, Tacoma batting out two runs and victory In the first half of the twelfth. L03 Angeles scored one each in the first and second and after that drew blanks. The Tigers tied the' score in the TWENTIETH CENTURY MEN'S FINE WEAR STORE Is trie store where you can buy 1905 styles, no old stock, 4 Every article offered is the latest in style, "best in quality and highest grade of manufacture. "We are specialists, in that our entire energies and efforts are exerted in securing the latest ideas of fashion, and the Tery highest grades in manufacture. Our KENSING TON and the CHESTERFIELD Clothing are without question the highest grades, ready-for-wear clothes produced in 'America few custom tailors can equal them in perfection of fit, exquisiteness of style and skill ful tailoring. Prices are not high. Suits for business wear range from $18.00 to $40.00. Suits for DRESS. FORjtfAL AND INFORMAL, $25.00 to $60.00. OVER COATS in the Swell Top-Coat, $15.00 to $35.00. The three-quarter length Dress Overcoat, $20.00 to $35.00. The long Cravenette Raincoats from $18.00 to $35.00. Fine TROUSERS, $4.00 to $10.00 a pair. Fine Shirts, $1.00 to $4.00. Fine Neckwear, 50c to $3.00. Fine Hosiery, 50c to $3.00 a pair. Fownes', Dent's and Lit taur Dress Gloves, $1.50 to $3.50 a pair. Stetson, Roland, Kensington and Chesterfield Hats, $3.00 to $12.00. A goodly array of good things in men's apparel. (You're invited to call and inspect them. R. M. GRAY 269-271 Morrison Street, Portland seventh, and for five more innings they ran a dead heat when a base on balls, a sacrifice and an error and a double play gave the game to, the visitors. Fita patrick was hit on the hand by a pitched ball and Tetlred In the ninth in favor of Brown. The score: R.H.E. Los Angeles.. ...1 1000000000 02 5 4 Tacoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2-4 D 4 Batteries Toren and Spies; Fltzpatrick, Brown and Braham. Umpire Perrine. LEGGO TAKES CUP AND RECORD One and Quarter Seconds Shaved Off One and Three-Sixteenths Miles. SAN FRANCISCO. April 5. Dr. Leggo, the Derby winner, captured the handicap and broko the California record for the distance by a second and a quarter, cover ing the one and three-sixteenths miles in 1:53. The Colt and Bombardier trailed the field half way around the track when the Doctor easily passed to the front. Ell got tho place from Bombardier. The weath er was clear and the track fast. The re sults: Seven furlongs Ocyrohe won. War Times second. Golden Ivy third; time, 1:27. Futurity course Toupee won. Belle Reed second, Pickaway third; time, 1:10. Four and a half furlongs F. W. Barr won, Father Catcham second, Ebel Thatcher third; time. :54. Mile and three-sixteenths, purse $1000 Dr. Leggo won, EU second, Bombardier third; time. 1:59. Mile and a half Invictus won, Expedient second. Inspector Munroe third; time, 2:36. Seven furlongs Gold Enamel won, Sea Air second, Truo Wing third; time, 1:26. Montgomery Park Results. MEMPHIS. April 5. Montgomery Park results: Four Xurlongs Tinker won. Lady Navarre second, Bustle Lady third; time, :40. Mile and a. sixteenth Rough and Tumble won. Ben Volio second Pettijohn third; time, 1:50. Country Club, selling stake, mile, gentle man riders Censor "won. Maraschino sec ond, Olonetz third; time, l:4Si. Six furlongs Otto Stifel won. Eeonidas second. Thistle Deo third: time, 1:151. Seven furlongs Tho Cure won, Luretta second, Lady Ellison third; time, 1:20. Four and a half furlongs Wc won. Charlatan second, Phyllis A. third; time, :57. OREGON DENIES THE CHARGE No Athletes Are Being "Grafted" From Nevada or Elsewhere. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, April 5. (Special.) There is no truth in the report that Oregon has been following questionable methods in organizing a track team for the Lewis and Clark games. The report that Oregon has been graft ing athletes from Nevada and that the "varsity track management Is to receive a subsidy from the Lewis and Clark Fair, are without foundation. All of Oregon'3 track athletes have been in college since last September and tho eligibility rules of tho athletic counclL preclude the possibility of grafts in the athletics of the university. Seattle Objects to Bottler. "While the Seattle Athletic Club lias agreed to the date of April 28 for the boxing and wrestling tournament, it looks as if they had a case of cold feet when. It comes to accepting Bottler as the SI. A. A. C's glove representative. In a letter received yesterday by Edgar Frank It Is said that Ed Bennett, the SeatUe boxer, is out of the game at pres ent on account of sickness, but that they have another man they will use providing Multnomah sends some man other than Bottler. It Is hard to figure out how they can find an excuse for rejecting any one the Multnomahs" may delegate so long as ho is of the weight and is a clubman. Frank has replied to Seattle to this effect and will try to get them to allow Bottler to go up. If they should refuse rather than have a disagreement Frank will endeavor to arrange for a lighter weight than 133. Ed Johnson and Edgar Frank will represent Multnomah on the mat. WHITE MEN GO IN To Supersede Colored Waiters in Hotel Portland. CHANGE QCCURS MAY FIRST European Plan Will Be Adopted at That Time and White Men Im ported From East Will Take Colored Waiters' Places. With tho adoption of the European pKwt on May 1, the places of the colored wait ers at the Hotel Portland will bo taken by white men, who will be imported from the Eastern cities. White waiters have been employed in the a la carte restaurant at the hotel since the first of the month, occupying the positions that were former ly held by the colored men. There ara about twenty waiters In the a la carto restaurant. About thirty colored waltera still remain In the American Tcst'aurant. Colored waiters havo been employed ac the Hotel Portland ever since It was erected, which was nearly sixteen years ago. In practically all of the first-class ho tels of tho "United States and Europo that are run on the European plan, whlto waiters aro employed, as they invariably give the better service. It is neceesarv for a waiter employed in a restaurant conducted on the European plan to havo an excellent memory and to be a good accountant, as each guest requires a sep arate bill. White men have been found to be the most accurate, and for- this reason they have been employed almost exclusively. In restaurants conducted on the American plan the colored waiters give satisfactory service, as they aro re lieved of the responsibility of accounting for that which has been eaten by tho guests. "The change frqm tho American to the European plan necessitates tho employ ment of white men to act as waiters," said H. C. Bowers, manager of the Hotel Portland, last evening. "In the American restaurant the colored waiters have given perfect service, you might say, and if it was not for tho change wo would still retain them. Two years ago, when wo established the a la carte restaurant, we decided to give the colored men a show, and employed theih. Some of the waiters in the a la carte restaurant have given satisfactory service and others have not, so we decided to employ white men ex clusively." Swinging Hammer Kills Student. SAN FRANCISCO, April 5. Frank Al len, a student at the Lick School of Me chanical Arts, has been accidentally killed by a hammer thrown by Arnold Brown, a fellow student. The heavy leaden mlssllo struck the boy's skull near the base, crashing through the bone. He was taken to the Central Emergency Hospital, where ho died without regaining con sciousness. Brown was engaged in the practice of swinging the hammer when the accident happened. Sued fop $1,200,000 by His Aunt. NEW HAVEN. Conn,. April 5. Judga S. L. Bronson, of this city, candidate for Governor on the Democratic ticket in the state election of 1900, is made defendant In a suit of $1,200,000 damages, brought by Miss Susan Bronson, of Waterbury, an aunt of the defendant, who alleges that as her agent and attorney for t?n years defendant failed to make an ac counting of the affairs of her estate.