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. : . THE MORNING OKEGONIAST, TUESDAY, 'APRIL' 18, 1905,
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MUST SHUT 0
Places Reeking With Filth Men
ace the Health of All
the City. .
POLICE WILL TAKE ACTION
Chinese and Japanese Quarters, It
Is 'Declared, Will Be -Put In
- 'Good Sanitary Condition
and Jvept So. ,
Chinatown and, certain districts of the
Japanese quarter are to be purified, as
far as lies within the power of the police,
Municipal Judge Hogue and Deputy City
Attorney Fitzgerald. Sanitary condi
tions are to be insisted upon. Chief
Hunt has also declared that the terrible
disease-breeding opium dens, which
abound in the Chinese quarter, must be.
It is doubtful if credence would be given
a story of the exact conditions prevailing
in certain sections of Chinatown and
some places where Japanese reside, so
vile are the- habitations. There Is fear of
an epidemic of disease springing in from
long-neglected tenements of Chinese and
Japanese. For years the Orientals have
been practically left to themselves, and
filth and disease are the results.
Opium dens, operated by Chinese, are
the worst features of Chinatown. Of
these there are at least 20 along Second
street, and most of them a-e within a
stone's throw of police headquarters.
They are visited by policemen, who never
molest the Orientals found smoking un
less white people are there, too. Keepers
of these vile dens have no fear of the
police, unless, as stated, the forbidden
white smokers are within. The doors
of the disease-laden rooms are left open,
and there Is free Ingress and egress, day
All Smoke Opium.
Practically all Chinese smoke opium;
it Is a part of their -custom, the same as
playing fantan or lottery. Sheriff Word
is said to have abolished the fantan
games, and the police have nearly broken
up the lotteries, but neither the Sheriff
nor the police have brought about any de
gree of reform relative to the opium
"We have stopped most white people
from going Into the Chinese opium dens,"
safd Chief of Police Hunt last night. "It
is very seldom that an jV white person
ventures into one of .those places. It is
too risks. We'hai'e also attempted to
stop the flagrant smoking of opium by the
Chinese, but it has long been the custom
to leave them more or loss alone, as long
as they keep to themselves. The police
are continually watching these places,
and will maintain as good order as pos
sible in Chinatown."
"There must be sanitary conditions in
Chinatown, and In the Japanese quarters,
as well as all other portions of the city."
said Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald.
"It is the duty of the police to see that
people keep their houses and buildings
in clean condition. In Chinatown, the
very worst thing that prevails Is the
opium den. Those addicted to the habit
of smoking opium are indolent, and will
not take care of themselves. They want
to lie about- and smoke. The -very nature
of the slaves of this drug is to sleep and
lie in idleness, -except when it becomes
necessary to get "out and' oarn money
with which to make purchases of more
Unclean Dens Maintained.
From Stark to Oak, on Second street,
there are five fully-equipped opium dens,
in operation all the time. To these, it
is said, white persons are not admitted,
but Chinese ,can be found there almost
any hour. All that is necoesary to' gain ;
admission is the price for the drug; in
many wunouc tne price loiter in
these vile dens.
An opium den is a weird place, and a
place of mystery to the unltlatcd. It con
sists of bunks on -which patrons recline
while smoking, and the air Is so foul
that but few are able to remain for any
length or time, except those who fre
quent such places and are accustomed to
the conditions. The Chinese crowd large
numbers into a small space everywhere,
and, as a rule, do not take much pre
caution regarding disease. Left to them
selves, their habitations become so filthy
that words fall to sot forth the condi
tions. "It is the unspeakable conditions ob
taining in these dens that make them
sources of great danger to the general
public." said Deputy City Attorney Fitz
gerald. "If loft alone, these places are
apt to., cause an epidemic of disease, and
even T'lague. These dens cannot be
renovated, and permitted to run, but it
is the auty of the police to see that they
are closed. The law makes no allowance
for Chinese to smoke opium, but plainly
specifles that this evil must be abol
ished." ; .
While white persons are prohibited
from entering opium dons, a statement
from Chief Hunt shows that as a result
of former laxity in enforcing the laws In
this respect has led to a great-evll In
homes and rooming-houses.
"Whites Smoke the Drug.
"There' are a great many white people
who smoke opium in their own "homes or
In rooms, said the Chief. "It is surpris
ing how manv rr ailriiptnA in thn hnhlt
Rather than risk arrest, they buy outfits'!
una opium and smoke in private.
Chinatown has long been noglected, and
has become foul with filth, not only in
side the buildings so crowded with
Chinese, but Second street is not drained
by sewer, and stagnant pools of water,
green with accumulated corruption, are
to be seen along both sidos. This, how
ever, is a matter not to be laid at the
door of the police, as it is under the
jurisdiction of the City Engineer or the
That it is entirely within the power of
the police to keep Chinatown and all
other foreign quarters clean and in sani
tary shape, is shown by the conditions
prevailing on Pine, between Thlrq" and
Fourth streets, and on Fourth and Fifth.
While through force of habits lon& un
checked, the Chinese there have to be
closely watched, a visit to any of their
houses in the territory named will show
that attention to this duty will bring the
A section of the Japanese quarters now
under investigation is that on Everett,
between Third and Fourth streets. In
the middle of the block on the south side
of Everett street, there are several
houses occupied by Japanese, that are
said to be overcrowded and unsanitary.
BURNSIDE BRIDGE CLOSED
This Morning Trafric Must Cross on
The work on the repairs to Burnside
charge of Saperlntondent V. S. Chap
man, ai was ciosea ootn to .turns and
street-cars. Cars on the Holladay and
Vancouver lines have been running over
the steel bridge and will continue until
travel can be. resumed on Burnside
bridge. Renalrs are beinsr mnri a tti
East Side approach, where a concrete re
gaining wan is nearly finished. A pile
driver Is being put Into place at this ap
proach. Superintendent Chapman has . posted
notices that all travel over the Burnside
bridge will cease this morning. However,
It is the Intention to Interfere with
travel as little as possible, and it is
probable that pedestrians can cross in a
few day's. Meanwhile the public will
have to use the other bridges from today.
Savings Bank Elects Officers.
At the annual mectfn'r of tinani nt
directors of "thg Orogon Saviags Bank
held yesterday afternoon the nrAsnnt offi
cers were re-elected for the ensuing year:
They are: L. O. Ralston, president; Wil
liam Ralston, vlcopresldent; W. Cooper
iuorrjs, casnier: s. i Hays, assistant
casbler. The stockholders at the annual
meeting held at the same tlmp ivtri
the following to serve as directors. L.. O.
Ralston. William Ralston, W. Cooper Mor
ns, Aioert t. smith. Waiter S. Moore and
W. H. Cepeland. The annual Tnnrt
showed the bank to be in a strong condi
tion. ' During the nast venr th itnnncitc
have exceeded $350,l)0CC.the depositors num
CRUSADE TO IMPROVE SANITARY
SCENE IN PORTLAND'S
FUR SHOUT Hi
New Railway Incorporates for
the Purpose of More
SHAW'S ISLAND TERMINAL
Better Ferriage and Landing and
Quicker Boutc Into' Portland
Arc Said -to- Be U16
Aims of Projectors.
It Is the fashion to bring new railroad
corporations into existence at the pres
ent time and the latest addition to the
'family is the Portland. St. Johns &
Vancouver Railway Company, which has
been incorporated and will begin con
struction at an early date of a line of
road reaching from the south end of
Union avenue to a new landing on Shaw's
Island, about- one-half mile below the
present landing of the Portland Consoli
dated on the Columbia.
Portland capital is behind the deal, the
construction of whjch will necessitate
the expenditure of from JGO.OOO to $70,000.
The new road will overcome the disad
vantage under which the Portland Con
solidated line operates, in that a large
part of the long trestle this side of the
ferry will be done away with and the
road will be easier of maintenance.
Work will begin at once and it is thought
that the whole three miles of the new
track will be built during the early
Summer and ready for the use of the roll
It is the expectation that the line will
be used by .the Portland Consolidated
through a traffic arrangement with the
new company. The Portland end of the
line joins with the tracks of the large
company on Union avenue, and will be
shorter and more direct to Vancouver
than the line now in use.
The- Portland & St. Johns Company
will have an advantage In the terminal,
since it will be on Shaw's Island, nearly
half a mile down the stream and almost
directly opposite the ferry landing on the
Vancouver side of the river. The old
fern' landing Is practically on a sand bar.
and it is not easy to l-alntaln in good
condition, while the proposed landing of
the new company -will be on the more
solid ground of. the island.
The new arrangement will be an im
provement' In the service' now In effect
as it will shorten the ride to a certain
extent, besides giving a straightcr and
better track over which to run. It will
shorten the ferry trip across the Co
lumbia and make for quicker time be
tween Portland and Vancouver.
J. V. Beach vIs president of the Port
land. St. Johns & Vancouver Company
and O. F, Paxton, vice-president.
Millionaire Marries Poor Girl.
The following is an extract from an
article on the editorial- page of yester
day's Oregonian, copied from the New
York Evening Post: "The recent engage
ment of a young-millionaire to a girl who
worked in a cigar factory has fluttered the
doveco'.es not merely on the East. Side
of this city, but throughout America. io
wonder that men and women of all de
grees are eager to see her piuture and
read what she has said. The world has
hung breathless on the adventures of her
prototype in fiction; it Is ecstatic over
the realization here and now of the
theme of a thousand romances."
The article then goes on to refer to
Cinderella, Ruth, the lonely gleaner, lift
ed to high estate by Boaz, and the ballad
of "King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid."
Bertha M. Clay's noted story, "Dora
Thorne," which is being presented by the
Columbia Stock Company this week Is
founded on the same theme, and this no
doubt, accounts for the marveloub in-
CONDITIONS IN BUILDINGS OCCUPIED BY CHINESE IS BEGUN
CHINATOWN. SECOND STRUCT, BETWEEN STARK AND OAJ
terest displayed by the public everywhere
the book Is read or , the play , produced.
Seats arc now on sale for the entire weekr
at the Columbia and should be ordered
early. One matinee only Saturday.
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
More than 300 persons were turned
away from the Empire Theater Sunday,
unable to gain even standing Toom.
and last night every seat was filled.
"Ten. Nights In a Barroom," as pre
sented by the new stock company, has
certainly caught the public fancy. It
is a play that has a moral lesson much
stronger than the average, and. the
comedy element is bright and sizzling
during- Its entire action. A matinee
will be given every day at 2:15, and It
Is doubtful If a. vacant seat will be In
evidence during the entire week.
Dierkc PianoXHecltnl Tonight.
Tonight at 8:15 at Parsons' .Hall. Nine
teenth, and Washington streets, will take
place the last piano recital this season of
Beatrice Dlerke, and it will be one of the
chief musical events ofthe year. Several
of the numbers of the high-class pro
gramme Mrs. Dlerke has selected have
never before been played in Portland, and
they are smre to receive' an artistic render
ing. She will play, among others: Pre
lude and fugue (Mendelssohn), "Walkure
wltt" (Wagner), "Erl King" (Schubert
Lil&zt). two Chopin mazurkas "and bar
carolle, and "Japanese Etude" (Poldlni).
Marquam's" Xcxt Attraction.
X.. R. Stockwell, the character come
dian, who appears next Monday at the
Marquam Grand in the title role of the
"Honorable John North," was an asso
ciate with the late Charles Hoyt for 12
years, and during that time created the
leading roles in such plays as "Temper
ance Town." "A Hole In the Ground,"
"A Texas Steer." A Midnight Bell" and
"A Contented Woman."
Mr. Stockwell is this season starring
with the famous Irish player. Charles E.
Vernor, and will be seen at the Marquam
for two nights only, April 24 and 25.
PLEAD FOR BETTER THINGS
Object of the American Anti-Tuberculosis-
ATLANTA. Ga., April 17. The Amer
ican Anti-Tuberculosis Congress as
sembled today with an attendance of
about 400 physicians from nearly every
part of the-United States oast of the
Rocky Mountains, and several prom
inent representatives from European
centers. Addresses oC welcome -were
made by Governor Terrell Clark How
ell, editor of the Constitution, and
others. Dr. George B. Brown, of At
lanta, president of the American Anti
Tuberculosis League, In an address
opening the proceedings said:
The mission that brings ug here will carry
with It tho Rood wishes of the world and the
prayers of many, for of all the afflicted on
God's great footstool, who are more to be
pitied and prayed for than those we would
We are here today to plead for bettar
things for those. sufferers and better treat
ment, better laws and better attention.- The
Old World has awakened to the fact that
there Is a useless sacrifice of life In per
mitting over 1,000.000' deaths a year from
thl? scourge of earth. In our country over
150,000 die annually from this dreadful con
sumption. We arc appalled at the report of an acci
dent In which a steamer is burned and a
thousand Uvea lost, our sympathies go out to
the fate of miners lost by the score In thj
gloomy depths of mines, and we read of
railroad wrecks with. . shudder of horror,
but we see those doomed victims driven off
one by one and wa-dbitoc reallze-tbe number
of them that pass to the great beyond from
All honor then to those who are here to
day to try to check this stream of death
which, when the cold statistics are received
chills one with -horror. God grant that they
may bring hope to the hearts of many a
poor sufferer and brighten many a desolate
Finns to Pay One Year.
HELSINGFORS, April 17. The Finnish
National Parliament has agreed to pay to
the Russian Treasury J2.000.000 toward the
military requirements for the year 1905
only. The proposal of the Russian gov
ernment was that this amount should be
payable annually from 1905 to 1P0S.
BLACKMAIL. HE SAYS
Counsel Asks Court to Order
MALARKEY'S GRAVE CHARGE
William Muir, Accused of Attempted
Criminal Assault, in Turn, by
Attorney, Makes Charge
Dan J. Malarkey created a sensation in
the Municipal Court yesterday morning,
when he addressed Judge Hogue concern
ing the case of the state against William
Muir, charged with attempted criminal as
sault upon Mrs. Charles L. Bartonett.
"If Your Honor pleases, I have not
completed my investigation of this affair,
but I have gone far enough to warrant
me in making the statement that this Is
one of the worst cases of attempted black
mall .ever occurring in this city," said
Senator Malarkey, who is cpunsel for
Muir. "I ask that the complainant and
his wife be placed upon bonds. It is
probable that before this case is finished,
very-serious criminal charges will be pre
ferred against both of them. If they are
permitted to go on their own recognizance,
and the case is continued until tomorrow,
J do not expect to see either of them
here to press this charge.
"Of course, I may be wrong," continued
Senator Malarkey, "but from what I have
been able to ascertain, it certainly looks
as though this is one of the ;svorst cases
of attempted blackmail I have ever
known. I have had considerable expe
rience in -criminal prosecutions, and have
heard of some pretty tough cases, but I
have reason to think this is one that
beats them all. I surely think both man
and wife should be held under bail."
"I do not agree with Mr. Malarkey,"
said Deputy District Attorney Haney, rep
resenting, with Attorney Stuart, the pros
ecution. "It may be, as he says, a case
of attempted blackmail, but I do not think
it Is. I am willing to take a chance, and
risk the complainant and his wife being
here in the morning to prosecute. I will
not ask that they be placed under bond."
Attorney Stuart, employed as assistant
counsel for -the prosecution, also addressed
Judge Hogue, saying that he had made
personal investigation, and was convinced
that, from the evidence at hand,, the de
fendant was guilty.
"I do not wish to parade the evidence
before the court until' the hearing," said
Stuart. "Your Honor Is to be the judge,
anyway, and I wish to let you pass upon
all the testimony. I think there Is no
cause for alarm regarding the complain
ant and his wife; I feel certain they will
be here when the case Is called, and think
it unnecessary for them to be placed un
Muir, the defendant, was discharged
from the regular Army at -Fort Wright
recently. He Is said now to possess pay
checks for J512. This Is supposed to have
been known to several, including the Bar
tonetts, and Malarkey bases his state
ments upon this. However, the Barto
netts strongly deny this insinuation.
Muir Is the man who leaped through a
second-story window of a Sixth-street
roominy-nocsq, Saturday night, to escape.
KIdicules Divorce Plaintiff.
"I don't see how a big man can complain
of cruel treatment Inflicted by a woman
who Is not half his size. If his mind has
been destroyed by this action on the part
of his . wife, he ought to appear by a
guardiarr." These remarks and others
were made by J. H. HItchlngs, attorney
for Mrs. Mary L. Swess, in the State Cir
cuit Court yesterday, in arguing a mo
tion to have made more definite and cer
tain adivorce complaint filed by her hus
band, -William Swess. The court made
no comments but heard the arguments of
counsel on both sides to the close and
took the matter under advisement.
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