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.THJS MOKNING OBE&OXl&S, . TUESDAY, 16, -1906.
Adjustment of Exposition Dis
pute Hinges on Interpre
tation of Law.
ISSUE NOT TO IMPEDE FAIR
Amicable Settlement Is Hoped For at
Joint Meeting of the Conference
2o time is to be lost in finding a settle
ment to the difficulty that has arisen be
tween the Lewis and Clark State Com
mission and the Exposition Corporation
respecting the rights of each organization
in the management of the Exposition
Both sides arc industriously preparing to
meet the issue, and busy lawyers have
their noses deep into voluminous legal
documents and law libraries seeking fur
ther erudition on the complex subject.
Yesterday Jefferson Myers, acting for
the State Commission, employed legal ad
visers in the persons of W. W. Cotton and
Teal & Minor, to interpret the Lewis and
Clark law, and particularly section C
thereof- It is upon the opinion rendered
by these well-known attorneys that the
fotate Commission will base Its action
The opinion Jias been asked for at a date
not later than Wednesday at noon.
An understanding will no doubt be
reached Wednesday' evening, when the
conference committee of the commission
has announced a meeting with a similar
committee from the executive board of the
corporation. Secretary E. C, Giltncr, of
the commission, yesterday advised Presi
dent Goodc of the desired meeting, but
up to jast evening no reply had been
made. However, there seems no doubt
but that the meeting will occur. The
time and place, as designated by the
commission, is 8 P. M. on "Wednesday, in
.President Goode s office in the Adminis
Members of the State Commission state
they will not withdraw from the stand
they have taken If the law justifies their
demand to know of certain matters In
connection with the management of the
Fair. Many believe they have the author
ity to lock up the nine exhibit palaces
built by the state If such action became
necessary to enforce their rights, but
there does not seem the least likelihood
of any such action being taken. Com
mission and corporation agree that at
this time nothing must.be done that will
Interfere with the progress of the work
and that an amicable adjustment of dif
ferences must be made at all hazards.
Should the controversy get into the courts
that action will not react upon the active
management of the Exposition, and so
far as exhibitors and visitors are con
cerned the two organizations might be on
terms of Alphonse-Gaston politeness and
AD. ME AND EXPOSITION.
Guests of the Local Organization to
The principal business of interest
transacted at tnc meeting of the aL
men last night was the preparation
for the entertainment of the convention
of the Pacllic Coast Advertising Men's
Association, which is to meet in Port
land In July. It Is expected that the
delegates, who will be mostly from
California, will reach the city on Tues
day morning or on Monday night, ac
cording as they come by rail or water.
In hc latter event, a small party of
Portland men will meet them at As
toria and escort them up the Columbia
In order to explain to the visitors the
various sights of interest along the
It has been so arranged that all the
meetings of the association will be
held at the Exposition grounds, where
quarters will be assigned by the Ex
A business meeting will be held the
first day, as Tt is now planned. On the
Jirsf evening a trip will be taken up
the Willamette River as far as Oregon
City and return. On this trip it has
been arranged to have music on the
boat, and a general programme will
be provided to make the journey as en
tertaining as possible.
The second morning of the visit will
be occupied by a trip over the city in
special cars chartered for the occasion,
followed by a visit to the Exposition.
The atternoon will be given to a gen
eral meeting of the convention. In the
evening a Dutch supper will be served
by the Portlaud advertising men to
their guests at orie of the dining halls
on the Exposition grounds. It has also
been arranged that the management of
the Exposition shall furnish music for
the general meeting of the afternoon.
It was decided at the meeting of last
night to provide badges of a special de
sign which will serve as souvenirs of
Following the business session of the
league, a general discussion of fake ad
vertlslng and how to cure it was in
dulged in by the members, while "W.
Cooper Morris spoke on the subject of
Advertising as a Bank Builder." and
John J. Jonck treated the question of
"Copy for the Printer,"
KING COUNTY EXHIBIT READY
Expected to Arrive on Today's Train
SEATTLE, Wash.. May 15. (Spe
cial.) The various exhibits from King
County for the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition are being assembled today and
will be shipped tonight to Portland.
Executive Commissioner "William E.
Steele and his assistant, Edward W.
Baker, will go to Portland tomorrow
and Immediately begin the Installation
nf'tbe exhibits. Mr. Steele will return
Monday morning next and be at his
Seattle office that day in order to ar
range for some late exhibits and to
-omplete arrangements in connection
with the horticulture, poultry and
The King County space will be en
losed by the handsomest arrangement
n woodwork to be found In the Wash
ington building. There are five booths
jr arches, representing the various na
tive woods. The center arch Is made
of slash-grain fir, finished in dark
golden oak, while the arches on cither
side, are constructed of cedar. One Is
finished in jnahogany while the other
s natural, "showing a combination of
Mash and vertical grain. Of the re
gaining arches, one is constructed of
white spruce, and the other of selected
i-crtical-graln fir, both finished natural.
Stop-Ovcr Privileges Granted.
It is announced by the passenger de
partments of the different railroad lines
-unnlng into Fe-rttand that the Transcon
tinental Passenger Association, at a re
rent meetisg heW, la Chicago, has author
ized a-akp-evcr-priv8e e-ftea -diy-oa
all one-way and round-trip tickets reading
through Portland, whether sold from
Portland to points in the East, or from
Eastern stations to points in Oregon. This
concession will go Into effect won the
opening of the Exposition, and will be
enective during the course of the Fair.
It Is made in order that those visiting
Portland during the Summer, whether as
delegates to the various conventions to
be held here, or as simple guests at the
Exposition, will be enabled to have all
the time necessary to visit the city.
The tickets can be filed with the pas
senger agents of the lines over which they
read, or with the agent at the 'Union
Depot upon arrival, when the extension
of time will be allowed.
Davenport Starts West.
NEW YORK. May IS. (Speclal.)-Ho
mer Davenport's pheasants and horses,
which are to be exhibited at the Lewis
and Clark Fair, left this morning for
Portland In -three cars. They will arrive
next week. Davenport will start for
Portland Friday, arriving at the same
time as his exhibit. The valuable horses
from the Davenport farm are in a palace
stock car. A full crew of attendants from
the farm accompanies the fowls and
REMARKS BY HARRY LANE
He Opens the Bttilding Fair of St.
Francis Catholic Church.
St. Francis Catholic Church fair and
entertainment opened last evening In
the building formerly occupied by
Strowbrldge & Co., on Grand avenue,
near East Morrison street. The room
was filled with men and women and
young people. Attractive booths occupy
the sides. The room Is handsomely
decorated. Otto Kleeman was present
with his orchestra, which discoursed
music during the entire evening. Rev.
Father Q. H. Black, pastor of St. Fran
cis Church, managed to get the surg
ing crowd quiet for a few moments
while he made a short talk. He said:
"We have inaugurated this fair for
the purpose of assisting In the erection
of a new church that will not only be a
credit to Portland, but to the entire
State of Oregon. But I am not to make
a speech, but to announce a gentleman
known all over the state Dr. Harry
Dr. Lane was heartily greeted as he
stepped forward to address the audi
ence. He said he considered that the
reverend father had made a mistake in
his Introduction, as he had not at
tained much fame, but on the contrary
had lived a rather quiet life. He said
that he was a native-born Orcgoniau
and had lived from a very early day on
the East Side, dating back In the
"I have known about St. Francis
Church a great many years," said Dr.
Lane, "and, in fact, was here before it
was a church. Personally. I am not a
Catholic, although many of my people
are Catholics, and those on the outside.
are, perhaps, the worse off for not be
Dr. Lane gave some pleasing and en
tertaining reminiscences of early days.
and closed by expressing the hope that
the fair for the building fund would
prove a success.
NEW VAUDEVILLE BILLS
Francis Grey and the six roguish beau
ties of Zinn's pony ballet, in new cos
tumes of the dazzling sort, got a glad
welcome at the Star yesterday and gained
attention and a hearing from start to
finish. Miss Grey is the prima donna
and she stands in the spotlight row and
dances and sings tuneful ditties for all
she is worth, ably helped out by the sex
tette. They are good-looking girls, and
their dance while they wear clog shoes
is a winner. Otto Fiechtl's Tyrolean quin
tette play very closely to the Zlnn people
in point of merit, and their quaint-looking
costumes and yodelling are worth while.
Along with the Zlnn people, they were
repeatedly encored. The two Helm chil
dren are among the cleverest children in
vaudeville seen here for a long time.
and they have good singing voices. Other
acts: The staroscope In thrilling pic
tures of the operations and arrest of a
gang of counterfeiters; Creatore, musical
artist; Daisy Vernon, song Illustrator, and
Tom Mack, blackface comedian.
The Great Richards, billed as a male
soubrette, is a show in himself. The
stage is suddenly darkened, and then a
faint light shines showing a background
of black velvet. A curtain Is parted and
a skittish yet graceful young woman ap
pears splendidly dressed, like a society
bell, and warbles a pathetic ballad with
a soprano voice. A slight intermission,
soft music, and then the same young
woman, with a blonde wig, appears In
white and then masses of colored lights
are thrown upon her. There are pic
tures of roses, lilies, butterflies, sunflow
ers. Roosevelt, etc, flashed through the
air, and then it dawns on one that the
clever artist Is Richards. It's great. Orrin
McKnight Is a most entertaining ventril
oquist, and with the aid of a dummy par
rot, a mischievous boy and a sentimental
looking girl he furnishes all sorts of con
versation, and several songs. His work
Is puzzling, yet good. Other acts: Joseph
Bonner, song Illustrator: Mr. and Mrs.
J. P. Lee and Little Madeline, In a
playlet: Seymour. In "The Heathen Chi
nee," and the grandlscope.
If you want to see a medical man that's
funny see Dr. Warde in Warde and Sim
mons In "A Curious Cure," at the Baker.
His woman partner is a physician's as
sistant, and Warde pays a passing call
that leads to business and a good deal
of fun. Miss Maiden Kelley & Co. pre
sent a society sketch that's very Eng
lishEnglish enough and bizarre enough
to make it almost seem that the material
came out of Oulda's novels, for the
woman is good, while the two men are
the opposite. The various people In this
sketch act well, and although a problem
vein is met with, the ending is happy.
Miller & Co., in the handcuff king and the
haunted cabinet, furnish no end of
amusement. Miller, of course, is shackled
with all sorts of handcuffs, which, as
.soon as he goes behind the curtain, he
disposes of in the easiest manner, and
the member of the committee who goes
to help him but that's telling. Other
acts: Jean Wilson, song illustrator; Mus
ical Bentley. xylophone virtuoso: and the
Bakero graph. Norwood Brothers, acro
bats, are expected tonight.
German Evangelistic Services.
Enthusiastic German Evangelistic meet
ings are in progress at the Congrega
tional Church In Alblna, preparatory for
the reception of Rev. Mr. Roller, who
Is expected 'to arrive there this morning.
Last night the edifice was crowded to
the doors. Rev. A. W. Rclnhard preaching
a powerful sermon on the nature and
necessity of regeneration. All the min
isters participating in the movement were
present. The beginning of these meetings
gives good promise for the future.
This is a very dangerous disease unless
properly treated. Statistics show that
there are mere seams from It tsea from
scarlet fever. All danger my be avoid
ed, however, by clvms: Cfe&Btberl&lr'K
Cough Remedy. It Hout&es the teach mu.
cus, making It easier to expectorate, keejw
xne cougn tootxv gaa ma ices ise parox
ysms of coughing less frequent and esm
severe. It has been weed in many epi
demics ef tMs. disease wKh 3rfe.. iw.
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Attorney for R. M. Riner Says
Client Did Not Sign.
NO - CHARTER PROVISION
Mcndcnhall Declares That Defendant
Cannot Be Found Guilty of Ob
taining Money From City
' by False Pretenses.
Another surprise in the Tanner Creek
sewer trial was sprung yesterday by Ed
Mcndcnhall, attorney for R. M. Rlner,
when he made the point that under the
provisions of the city charter a contractor
was not required to sign a certificate that
he had performed his contract according
to the plans, and specifications. Counsel
said the charter only requires that the
City Engineer' shall certify that he has
examined the work and that it has been
properly done or otherwise, as the case
may be. The indictment of Riner is
based on the alleged fact that he signed
a certificate that the work was completed
as required by the contract, which state
ment was untrue, and that Riner thereby
attempted to obtain money under false
pretenses from the city of Portland. To
constitute the crime of obtaining money
under false pretenses, or an attempt to
do so, there must have been a false token
in writing. The evidence introduced at
the trial is that R. M. Rlner did not sign
the certificate reciting the fulfilment of
the contract, but that some one else sub
scribed Jils name to the certificate.
Question, of Responsibility.
To meet this failure of proof. District
Attorney Manning called City Auditor
Devlin to testify that Rlner appeared
before the Executive Board and an
nounced that the sewer was completed
according to contract, and also that Mr.
Mendcnhall, Tils attorney, made the same
statement before the Executive Board
and asked that Rlner be paid. Mr. Men
denhall contended that what he did say
at the Executive Board meeting was that
Rlner was paying large Interest and they
would like the board to. dispose of the
matter one way or the other, either to
reject or accept the sewer.
In objecting to the question asked Mr.
Devlin. Mr. Mcndcnhall said: ."There is
no provision in the charter which says
contractor must sign a certificate - of
completion. The City Engineer is the only
one who shall certify that the work has
been completely and properly done, and
If the City Engineer decides the work
has been Improperly done, the contractor
may appeal to the Executive Board, which
can. If the facts warrant.- overrule the
City Engineer. There Is no power granted
to add to the charter.
District Attorney Manning took an op
posite position. He read the certificate"
said to have icen signed by Rlner. and
said: "If the work was not properly done.
he could be held responsible. Even though
a certificate was not required, if a false
certificate was made by Rlner he Is re
sponsible criminally. When he certified
that he had completed the work according
to the contract, and attempted to obtain
money on It. then he was guilty of at
tempting to obtain money under false
Mr. Mcndcnhall answered: "If that will
do as to Rlner. you can Indict every con
tractor in town if you find any defect In
his work, and settle civil cases In the
Deputy District Attorney Moscr called
the attention of the court to a section of
the charter giving the Executive Board
power to adopt certain rules and rcgula-
tioas, and said under this section the
board could require certificates of com
pletion of work from contractors.
Judge George ruled that Mr. Devlin
could answer the question, bat .said, noth
ing concerning the legal qucBtiess m-
.seated in the argaoMnt. To sustaia the
pasttteR taken by JU iter's cemeei mesas
Btawc'e actvltUL. aae Xr.KMthafctB .will
C. J. HEED, OREGON'S NEW UNITED STATES MARSHAL.
undoubtedly urge his point later on In
Devlin -Gives Testimony.
Mr. Devlin testified that he saw R. M.
Riner before the Executive Board, and
heard Mr. Mendcnhall ask that the Tanner-Creek
sewer be paid for. Mr. Men
denhall took exceptions to this testimony.
Sydney Smyth, a contractor, testified
that he reconstructed the Tanner-Creek
scwr for Hartman. Thompson & Powers,
bondsmen for Rlner. Mr. Smyth said
there were various defects In the sewer.
The bottom of the sewer was generally
in pretty fair condition as built by Riner.
except vthe upper and lowor ends, which
were lacking in concrcto under the walls.
The arches were Imperfect, and had to be
rebuilt to make them 'true. Some brick
was laid without mortar. Mr. Smyth told
of various other Imperfections, and said
the sewer was now complete and was a
first-class job, all bad spots having been
George Crump, who worked for Riner
building the sewer, testified that for a
distance of 33 or more feet bricks were"
laid without mortar. The witness said
R. M. Rlner seldom visited the sewer
while the work of construction was in
progress, and when he did hte stay was
brief. Crump said they were rushed with
the work, and told to do as much as they
could and a little more each day.
R. S. Greenleaf occupied the witness
tand yesterday morning and told of de
fects In the sewer, and Peter Fllnn gave
In his cross-examination of witnesses,
defendant's attorney endeavored to bring
out the fact that Maurice Reinstein. an
unsuccessful bidder for the work, caused
men engaged In building the sewer to do
poor work to revenge himself upon Rlner,
and that Rlner depended on his foreman.
visited the sewer personally but seldom.
and did not learn of the conspiracy until
TWO OFFENDERS IXDICTED
S. llanaoka, Japanese, Accused of
Murder, Goes Free.
The grand Jury yesterday returned an
indictment against J. R. Davis, alias J. R.
xleer. alias Davidson, charging him with
stealing a horse from John Mock.
An Indictment was also returned against
George Leffell, alias Spoon, charging him
with stealing $50, a watch and jewelry
from Burke Turrelk
Not a true bill was returned by the
grand jury In the case of S. Hanaoka. a
Japanese, who stabbed S. Fugerters, a fellow-countryman,
to death on March 2
last. The Japanese who saw the act
refused to testify against Hanaoka, and
the evidence to convict him was Insuffi
cient. He said it was a case of self-defense.
He has been discharged from cus
tody. Disposes of Large Estate.
The will of John G. R. Smith, disposing
of an estate valued at $100,000, was admit
ted to probate by Judge Webster yester
day. The bequests are as follows: To
Adelaide Goddings, a daughter, residing
In Boston, $50); to Bertha F. S. Richards,
a granddaughter living in Boston, $500: to
Charles W. Rogers Smith, a nephew, 5300;
to William C. Smith, a brother, residing
in Curry County. Or., $100, and to' Na
thaniel R. Smith, a brother, also living
In Curry County, $300; to Mary S. Rey
nolds, $200. The rest and residue of the
estate is bequeathed to Fannie J. Bart
lett, a daughter residing in Boston. The
will states that the testator and his wife
have previously provided well for their
other children and relatives.
Murderer Coleman Arraigned.
John T. Coleman, who Is under indict
ment for the murder of Edna Hoffman,
was arraigned before Judge F razor yes
terday morning. Coleman's beard has
grown since his arrest, and the wound
In his throat which he inflicted in his at
tempt to take his own life has not yet
entirely healed. He still wears a ban
dage on his neck. Roger Sinnott and
John F. Logan appeared as his attorneys
and asked and were granted five days
time for Coleman to enter his plea.
Allowed to Change His Name.
County Judge Webster yesterday, author
ized Jack Wohlgemuth to change his name
to Jack"Walton- In his petition asking
to have the change made Wolkgcmuth
states that Ms same is hard to pronounce
ass that he has been known' far a kxtg
ttate by big faiesda aad acaiHtaBc8 as
TfaKwu ' .
Centennial Guard Occupies
STRICT DISCIPLINE IS KEPT
Militia Command 11 S Strong Will
Preserve Order and Form an
Interesting Exhibit at
The Exposition grounds are now pa
trolled and policed by uniformed troops of
the Oregon National Guard. Detachments
of militiamen arrived yesterday morning
from all over the state. They were as
sembled at the Armory, and at noon
marched to the Exposition grounds, where
they occupied the model -camp at the
southwest corner of the Exposition
Immediately upon the arrival of the
troops, which consist of US officers and
men. guard mounting was held', and four
squads were put on patrol duty through
out the Exposition grounds. All special
policemen and civil guards were at once
dismissed from the employ of the Exposi
tion. The Centennial Guards Is the name by
which the command will be officially des
ignated. At present they are wearing
regulation khax. uniforms, but In the
course of a week these will be substituted
for the full-dress uniform of the regular
service. Rifles will be used at guard
mounting, bu the men will do patrol
service with sidearms and without rifles.
They are vested with full police power,
and have the right to quell disturbances
of any kind, enforce the rules of the Ex
position, and make arrests when neces
sary. The command Is made up of picked men
from the various militia organizations of
Oregon, and presented an unusually fine
appearance yesterday when marching
through the main entrance and across the
grounds to camp. The commanding offi
cer Is Major C. E. McDonell, a well-known
Portlander. who commanded a company
of volunteer Infantry through the cam
paign in the Philippines. There are three
captains, T. M. Dunbar. C. A. Murphy and
C C Hammond, all of whom saw active
service during the Philippine campaign.
There are 103 privates, one first sergeant,
one quartermaster sergeant, two cooks,
two waiters, four hospital corps attend
ants 'and two trumpeters.
Besides their services as an Exposition
guard, the model camp will be an In
teresting point for visitors. Strict mili
tary discipline will prevail In camp at all
times, and the service calls will be the
same as those of the regular Army. There
will be guard-mounting two times each
day, and retreat parade will be held each
evening at sundown.
Asks Five Thousand Damages.
Mrs. E. C. Sprague has sued the Oregon
Water Power & Railway Company in the
State Circuit Court to recover $5000 dam
ages because of personal injuries sus
tained. The company was engaged in
doing some work at East Morrison and
East Water streets, and loosened some
planks In the street. Mrs. Sprague was
driving along In a buggy, when one of the
loose planks flew up-, causing the horse
to break loose from the harness, and she
was thrown out of the buggy, her face
was seriously cut, and she was otherwise
bruised and Injured.
Files Incorporation Papers.
The Boston Spectacular Company filed
articles of Incorporation In the County
Clerk's office yesterday, capital stock
SlO.eeo. The incorporators are: J. A. Mc
Gulre. Wilbur F. Daily, George M. Pen
der, J. W. -Sherman and L. Reno. The
company intends to engage ia the enter
fKiee o preseattMg spectacular views,
scsoes, shows aad exWWtleas.
M MORE WEEKS
It FINISH FI
Increased Activity Starts in All
'Departments for Final
WILL BE READY ON TIME
Danger From Slow Exhibitors Re
moved by Order Fixing Severe
Penalty' on Delay In.
With only two weeks remaining be
fore the opening of the Lewis and
.Clark Exposition, all departments of
the management attacked the work
before them yesterday with Increased
earnestness. Scores of additional car
penters and laborers of every kind- at
tacked the unfinished building work
while a number of additional men were
put to work In the various offices.
There Is much work to be donfc, and
visitors to the grounds show some hesi
tancy in believing that all the work
will be finished on opening day. Many
buildings appear incomplete and there
is. some grading and placing of statu
ary to be effected. But President
Goode and the other officials are as
confident as ever that there will be no
delay that. In fact, the Exposition
from one"end to another will' be ready
at least three days before the date of
The danger that exhibitors might be
delayed was obviated entirely by an
order posted by Assistant Director of
Exhibits H. B. Hardt. This order pro
vided that any and all exhibitors who
have not complefedthe work of install
ing all parts of their exhibits by May
25 will be debarred from competing
before the jury of awards. This order
coulrt not be more strict did It provide
. for the ruling of tardy exhibitors from
the grounds. Tic hope of securing an
award is the incentive for the partici
pation of hundreds of big firms.
From the concessions department an
other order has gone out warning con
cessionaires that they must be ready
on time. Many of the larger conces
sions are now finished with their build
ing work, or so nearly so that this week
will see them ready for operation. In
this class is the American Inn, which
opened Its doors for business yester
day, inviting all employes at the Ad
ministration building to an opening
The present week will see the com
pletion of several unfinished state
buildings, possibly the Government
buildings, and nearly all the buildings
on the Trail. The work then remain
ing to be done will be principally of
retouching and grooming the grounds,
and a force of several hundred men
can make short work of this. The only
danger of delay Is thought to lay In
slow exhibitors, and it is believed the
order issued yesterday in that connec
tion will bring the 3000 exhibitors to
realize the necessity for action.
Tales of the Street
INDIVIDUALITY has its charm, but
too much of it Is sometimes fatiguing.
The People's Forum has developed
pronounced individuality, but It undoubt
edly Is too great a source of Instruction
and entertainment ever to become quite
a bore. Free and open discussion of radi
cal and "advanced" questions, the key
note of the. sessions, have given rise to
several funny features, chief among
which is the regular go-as-you-please hur
dle race of hobby-riders.
For example, the question announced
for the evening may be:
"Are the whites justified In disfran
chising the colored race?"
An able set address by a well-informed
speaker will open the discussion; follow
ing which, the chair will call for general
debate on points raised or omitted by the
epeaker. Whereupon B'rer Stevens, he of
the beetling brows and eagle countenance,
will clap spurs into his hobby of social
Ism and go tearing down the lists away
from the question, and winding up with
a quotation from Karl Marx.
B'rer Wagnon. a sort of hodge-podge of
Populist. Socialist and Henry George man,
will then get the floor, mount the single
tax and canter around the question, to
show how the franchise of the colored
race Is affected by the Iniquitous system
of modern taxation.
Xext, some one will call for B'rer Wood,
and the Colonel will come lazily forward
and drawl forth some startling theories
about doing away with all law. B'rer
George Wallace Williams will then defend
capital, and B'rer Horan will follow with
a little more single-tax.
By this time the rest of the assemblage
has forgotten the poor colored man and
got Its Intellects all balled up by the
-verbal scintillations of the , opposing
Dr. Wise, the good-humored chairman,
occasionally Interjects a bit of appropri
ate applause or a word or two. of horse
sense. Taken "by and large," the. Peo
ple's Forum offers a delightful opportun
ity for spending Sunday evening profit
ably. I THOUGHT I engaged a room by my
self," said a new guest at a local
lodging house the other night, as he
approached the proprietor in the office,
about 11:30 P. M.
"Why, yes, of course you did."
"Well, I found my bed occupied."
"Why, there must be some mistake.
You must have got the wrong room."
"Maybe I did: but I killed the occu
pant and broughtfrthe, remains along- to
And the guest opened his clenched
hand under the puzzled eyes of the pro
prietor, disclosing the "remains."
Whereupon, in some confusion, the
proprietor expla'ned that the deceased
had never registered, nor had he paid,
or hitherto fnade known his presence.
The guest would be given another
room, and steps would be taken to pre
vent the further intrusion of unwel
riE family had been regularly at
tending the revivalist's meetings'.
At last the head of the family got
religion and got it hard. . Under the
preacher's exhortation he prayed and
groaned and even wept. Returning to
his home filled with the new spirit he
prayed long and earnestly with his
family. His youngest, a bright-eyed
IJttle girl, had been watching him won
derlngly, and when, at last he arose
from his knees, she approached him and
clasping his hand, said with, her voice
overflowing with tearful sympathy:
"Well. I don't care! You are ray very
own papa, if that man did make a mon
key of "yoHl"
MR. S , the Insurance man who
lives ia Y street, is praud ef his
wife and her ability as a. keuseketpax.
and -hostess. Never having bee a a
housekeeper and hostess himself, he
never could ,get It through his head
why it should make any particular dif
ference to his wife whenever he chose
to bring home unexpectedly two or
three guests to dinner.
It so happened the other evening that
he brought with him a couplo of friends
when Mrs. S had only arranged for
the regular number at table. There
was not time to secure an increase of
supplies, so by a ruse she got S
into the kitchen, and warned him to be
not too generous In serving certain
At table Mr. S was busily en
gaged with the sllvcr-tlpped-weddlng-present
carving-set. when he suddenly
"For the life of me, wife," said he,
"I cannot think -what, it was you told
"Well. John," she returned sweetly,
"I told you to be careful, as there
wasn't enough meat to go around."
IN all the discussion of local alleged
municipal extravagance charges are
usually general rather than concrete.
However, here are a few Interesting fig
ures of one department of the city gov
ernment, which certainly do not indicate
lack of economy.
At a total cost of $323 per month (the
salaries of three men), the license office
will collect and account for about 5300,000
during this year, ending December 31.
1503. This is far in excess of the office
collections during any previous year in
the history of Portland. The first quarter
of the j-ear showed a total of $68,146.42.
which exceeds the previous quarter by
$4500. The segregation of the items from
this total la Interesting.
Saloons paid ...$42,500.15
Merchants and manufacturers 7, frJ9.lt
Insurance companies 1,140.00
Doctors and dentists S19.25
Groceries and restaurants selling
Second-hand dealers - 41S.0O
Hawkers t 275.00
The following figures show how rapidly
the business has Increased:.
1005 (estimated) 300,000.00
In San Francisco, a city little more than
double the size of Portland, some 70 people
are employed to do such work as Is
handled here (under civil service rules)
by E. W. Jones, clerk, and Joseph &
Hutchinson and M. A. McEachern,. Inspec
tors. "Wq cover 40 square miles." says- In
spector Hutchinson, "pay our own car
fare, and there Is nothing In the license
line that we do not get."
HERE'S another blew at the Bee?
Trust. Ayoung lady at our house
swears she has found a cat's tooth in
a can of corned beef-
As a matter of fact this Is not the .
first case noted of finding a small sharp
tooth In a can of beef, for the writer
hereof once found such an article in a
can of beef purchased from a Dawson
store. However, canned cat, or not, it
"went" at our log palace-on-the-Yukon.
Perhaps someone can explain some
thing about this tooth phenomenon.
MOTOR - CAR NEARLY HERE
It Will Reach Portland Some Day
Word has been received by the office of
the general manager of the O. B. & N.
that the gasoline motor car now in the
road from Omaha for use on the West
Side division between Portland and HIlIs
boro, will reach Huntington today or to
morrow, where It -will be turned over to
the Northwest division of the Harriman
The car will reach Portland the middle
or the latter part of the week, and though
no arrangements have been made as yet
by the officials here. It is expected that
it will be kept in Portland for a day or
so for general Inspection Tjy the operating
and mechanical departments of the roads.
After that. In all probability, the officials
of the O. R. & N. and the Southern Pa
cific, and perhaps a few invited guests
will be taken for a trial run In the new
car. When It has been tested and found
satisfactory. It will be put In service, run-
nlng on a schedule yet to be arranged by
the Southern Pacific officials.
The car has been brought across the
mountains under its own power, and will
arrive in Portland in charge of the crew
sent out with it from Omaha. It Is pos
sible that these men will be retained to
manage and operate the car, at least
until another crew can be trained to han
dle it as it is the first car of the kind to
have been put into continuous service in
the United States.
DETAILS ARE COMPLETED
G. A. R. Committees Elect the Offi
cers for Memorial Day.
The general committees from the Port
land G A. R. posts have completed ar
rangements for Memorial Day exercises
In Lone Fir Cemetery by the election of
the following officers: Commander of the
day, Daniel Clark; senior vice-commander,
F. H. Shepherd; junior vice-commander,
A. C. Sloan; chaplain. Rev. Henry Bar
den; officer of the day, F. R. Neale; of
ficer of the guard, F. A. Coleman; ad
jutant, P. A. Wholforth; chairman In the
cemetery, J. S. Foss. The committee on
programme will have the programme
printed as soon as the names of those
of the posts who have died during the
past year are listed.
Colonel Thomas Anderson has consented
to deliver the Memorial address, and F.
S. Shepherd will read Lincoln's Gettys
burg address. Professor L. M. Pratt, who
has always performed that duty in for
mer years, will be absent this year in
Thi3 year the old soldiers and, their
wives, tired with their walk to the ceme
tery or enfeebled with age. will be pro
vided with seats at Monument Square,
where -the exercises will be held and
where theji can enjoy the programme
In comfort. Music will be simple. The
brass band will be left out.
SECRET SERVICE MAN HERE
Stephen A. Connell in Charge of Gov
ernemnt Detectives Arrives.
Stephen A. Connell, reached the city
yesterday morning to assume charge of
the Government secret service department
to be maintained in the city during the
course of the Lewis and Clark Fair. Mr.
Connell is a man who has had large ex
perience In detective work and was In
charge of the secret service men detailed
to accompany President Roosevelt on his
recent trip through the United States.
An office will be opened at the Exposi
tion grounds, while, a braneh office will
also be maintained down town, in the
Federal building If it is possible to find
room for It there. It will thus be easier
for the secret service men to watch all
suspected" persons in the city, both In
the down town districts and at the Fair
grounds. The special purpose of sending
the Government men to Portland Is to
ferret out and stop all attempts to pass
counterfeit money here during the Sum
mer. It has been found, that the counter
feiter finds his best field during the rush
'and hurry of an exposition, and at each
one held, in the con a try tfeerusaBd of dol
lars of bad TBOBCy -are pt into .circula
tion. It Is to stop this that Mr. Ceaaell
ad hi?" force of- mm have ken sect t