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THE MORNIKG OREGOIAN, SATURDAY,. MAY 27, 1905.
No Quorum Obtainable to Pass
Initiative Against Saloons
to the Voters. .r
FIVE MEMBERS STAY AWAY
Those Who Blocked Efforts or Anti
Saloon Xeague Are: Foeller,
t Merrill, Ttumclin, Shcrrett
and Zimmerman. tr
Those present at the Council meeting
Those w lifts absence .prevented a
Foeller. M Merrill. "
By process of filibustering tactics, a
few members of the City Council yester
day thwarted the will of more than 3000
In conformity with due notice, it had
been arranged for the Council to assem
ble at 10 o'clock yefterday morning for
the purpose of carrying out the provi
sions of section 53, article 1, chapter 3,
of the city charter, to the effect that
"whenever there shall be presented to
the Council a petition signed by a number
of voters equal to 15 per cent of the votes
cast at the last preceding city election,
asking that an ordinance, to be set forth
in such petition, be submitted to a vote
of the electors of the city, the Council
must submit such proposed ordinance to
the vote of the electors at the next city
election: but such ordinance shall not be
valid unless within tht powers herein
granted to the Council."
In accordance with the prayer set forth
in a long petition filed with the City
Auditor, and containing the names of up
wards of 3000 voters gathered from the
best portions of Portland, Mayor Williams
issued a call for the City Council to as
semble at the hour Indicated yesterday
morning for the purpose of taking the re
Those Who Were Active.
Those who were active in circulating
the petition requesting the City Council
to- submit the foregoing ordinance to the
voters of the municipality were: B. O.
Miller. I. B. Rhodes. Robert Finley. Jor
dan C. Adams, P. B. Willis. R. V. Pratt,
Levi Reed. C. G. Blagen. Sam Morrow.
S. L. Mullan. C. R. Donnell. F. S. Akin.
J. S. Hamilton. F. W. Miller, F. W. Nel
son. O. H. Simmons. 13. W. Godfrey, E.
S. J. McAllister. Andrew J. Montgomery;
C. Lombard!. E. W. Harlow, Levi John
son. William Horan. C. W. Hays, M C.
Van Tyne. W. W. Morse, 9. M. Myers,
S. C. Lapham. E. P. Xorthrup, J. L. Hew
itt, W. M. Wynne. H. C. Krum, M. E.
Carter, F. L. Young, Lionel L. Paget. C.
X. Rankin, Charles A. Lindell, Ebenezcr
M. Bliss, Arden M. Rockwood, G. H. Bes
tow, Will S. Hale, Charles H. Hart. Reno
Hutchinson. E. S. Johnson. William Sls
cel. J. H. Coife. W. C. Cole E. D. Pat
terson. H. R. Beckwlth, B. QuackenbuSh,
Daniel D. Warner. P. A. Spcnce. AV. S.
Wright, Samuel Connell, Earl C. Bro
naugh, J. R. Wilson and W. H. Markell.
In the short space of two days more
than 20 per cent of the voters of the city
attached their signatures to the document.
These names tvere all gathered along the
commercial highways and business marts,
and from among the homes of the best
part of the community. Every signature
was vouched for by the sworn affidavits
of those whose names are given above.
Under the circumstances. It was "natur
ally supposed that at least a majority of
the members of the Council would be on
hand to render respectful attention to the
demands of their constituents. 'but In this
the public was disappointed, because.
wnen tne nour approached for the munici
pal body to go into session, It was plain
to everybody that enough members of
the body would remain away to prevent a
quorum and thus defeat the -will of those
who bad appealed to them for relief.
Those members of the Council who were
in their seats when the City Auditor
called the roll were: H. R. Albee. Ninth
Ward; A. K. Bentley, Fourth Ward; A.
F. Flegel, Tenth Ward: J. P. Sharkey,
Eighth Ward, and Dr. Sandford Whiting.
Councilman-at-Lar.ge. The following were
absent: L. Zimmerman, president of the
Council; C. E. Rumelin. First Ward; Matt
Foeller. Second Ward; Fred T. Merrill,
Third Ward, and D. T. Sherrett, Seventh
"Ward. All had been properly served with
a notice to attend the special meeting of
the Council, and were fully aware of its
Sharkey Wants to Adjourn.
Immediately after the rollcall, Mr. Shar
key, in response to the announcement
that there was no quorum, made a mo
tion to adjourn. There was no second,
and Mr. Flegel asked that the Chief of
Police be Instructed to summon the recal
"When shall he bring "them here?" in
quired Mr Sharkey.
"Right away." answered Mr. Flegclf
A recess was then take for half an
nour, during which time those inter
ested in the petition had excellent op
portunity for analyzing the situation.
Those present to urge the passage of
the proposed ordinance were Rev. J. R.
Wilson, president of the Anti-Saloon
League; A. H Johnson, Earl C. Bron
augh, attorney for the petitioners; Dr.
G. L. Tufts, B. Lee Paget, candidate of
the Prohibition party for Mayor; J.
Thorburn Ross, E. J. S. McAllister, Rev.
Henry Marcott, M. J. Blagen. E. Quack
enbush and many; others more or less
prominent in ecclesiastical and temper
It was the concensus of opinion that
there was no valid reason .why the ab
sentees should remain away, but a
slight hope - was entertained that the
officers would bring in at least one more
member and complete the quorum.
Shortly after 11 o'clock Mayor Will
lams called the Council to order, where
upon a: second roll call developed the
fact that Councilman Sharkey had dis
appeared during the recess. No ex
cuse was offered for his departure, the
prevailing: opinion being that he had
become alarmed for fear some other
member might be brought in by tb
police and thus create a quorum. At
all events, he lost no time Jn setting
away as soon as the recess was taken,
and a few minutes later was observed
going up Fifth street at such a rapid
rate that he hit only the high places In
Flegel asked that a recess be taken
until 2 P. 34. ,
Albee declared: "I am willing to re
main here 48 hours, if necessary
"So am I.", replied Flegel, "but we
can accoraplie more by taking a re
cess until this afternoon so as. to per-
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mit the -police department to gather a
Albee consented to this arrangement,
and Flegel's motion was adopted .unani
mously. Flegel thereupon suggested to the
"petitioners that they "get busy and
hunt up the absent members. The po
lice are evidently looking over their
heads," said he, "and the best thing
you can do is to go with the officers
and show them where either Zimmer
man, Foeller. Merrill, Rumelin or Sher
rett are located."
While some of the representatives of
the petitioners considered this good
advice, no one seemed to be willing to
take the initiative, so that when the
hour for reassembling arrived there
was no change In the attendance of
Finally Forced to Adjourn.
As soon as.it was seen that no quor
um was present at the afternoon ses
sion, Bentley moved to adjourn, and
the motion was seconded by Whiting.
A vote upon the question resulted In an
equal division, both Flegel and Albee
opposing adjournment. Later on, how
ever, when It was seen that there was
no hope of securing a quorum, Flegel
offered a motion to adjourn, and It
carried without a dissenting voice.
The report of the Chief of Police in
dicated that Zimmerman had gone to
his mine, near Baker City. Merrill was
out of town on business; both Rumelin
and Foeller were alleged to be in Van
couver and Sherrett was working on a
plumbing job at Oregon City. By a
strange coincidence, all these Individ
uals, who have heretofore been so
faithful in their attendance at the
Council meetings, found it convenient"
to remain away when there was really
some reasonable excuse for them-to be
Just what action will be decided upon
by those opposed to the location of the
saloons near the entrance to the Exposi
tion gates is as yet unknown, as no
tangible steps have been taken in the
matter. There are hints of mandamus
proceedings against the City Auditor J.o
compel him to submit the question fb a
vote of the people, and there are also
rumors of a'call for a special election to
determine the points at issue; but every
thing is in the air at the present time,
and so many complications are liable to
set in, even if the measure carried, that
those conducting the saloons feel confi
dent that a sufficient number of legal
objections and technicalities could be in
terposed to'tide them over until the Fair
closed, which would satisfy their needs.
It is signlficent of the present situa
tion to note that L. Zimmerman, indepen
dent candidate for Councilman-at-Large,
yesterday morning transmitted to the
City Auditor his resignation from the
contest, and his name will therefore
be omitted from the ticket- He gave
business reasons and a lack of public
appreciation of his efforts as his excuse
for declining to make the race.
Councilman Rumelin stated last night
that he had supposed the Council meet
ing was at the usual hour. 2 o'clock in
the afternoon, and burlness calling him
to a point beyond Vancouver, he had
gone there, expecting to return In time
for the meeting. While on his way" to
the City Hall, he said. Information
reached him that the Council had ad
journed, hence he did not appear. "1
did not try to avoid the Issue," ex
plained Rumelin. "and should have voted
against the measure had I been there."
Councilman Merrill had similarly ex
pressed himself In a letter sent to the
Council yesterday morning, giving busi
ness reasons for staying away.
Councilman Foeller declined 'to talk
about the matter last night, but said
he would be willing to make a state
Neither Sherrett nor Zimmerman could
THE WONDERS OF HAWAII
E. M. Boyd, of the Hawaiian Promo
tion Committee, Here.
E. M. Boyd, of Honolulu, is at the
Portland for a couple of days' visit in
the city, on his return to his home after
a few months spent in the East Mr.
Boyd is a member of the Hawaiian Pro
motion committee and a most enthusias
tic exponent of the wonderful things to
be had and seen in that country across
the sea. Although :u old newspaper
man, who has long 'trained in the use
of words, and was while in the business
counted one of the best word painters,
Mr. Boyd when he begins to talk of his
adopted country, to use his own expres
sion, 'drools and runs adjectives at the
mouth." He has a motto in telling of
the beauties of Hawaii, which reads,
"When your country Is at Its -worst
and you need a change, come to us, for
our country is then at its best." He
will sit and paint in glowing terms the
beauties of the country, the wonders of its
volcanoes, the brilliancy of its foliage
and the happiness of its residents, lie
is an apostle of happiness and content
and holds to the doctrine that those
virtues and balms are to le found in
Hawaii in sizes to suit and for the ask
ing. Mr. Boyd Is now attempting to arrange
with the steamship companies running
between San Francisco and Honolulu for
especially low rates during the Sum
mer, in order that those who 'come to
the Coast to see the Fair and want to
visit at the same time the extreme
West, can take a side trip to the Islands
at a nominal cost He is practically as
sured that his arrangements will be
made and that great Inducements will
be offered to Tirospectlve tourists during
the Summer or later In the year. He
will leave this evening for San Fran
cisco, preparatory to his departure for
Business College Graduates.
Sitting behind a huge bank of fiowers
on the stage of the Marquam Theater
last night 3S young men and women,
graduates of the Holmes Business Col
lege, were ushed into the business life for
which they bad prepared thcmselvcsl The
house was filled with friends of the grad
uates. Following are the names of those who
Combined course John M. Dressier,
Grace G. Mathews, W. A. Wlldrick. John
F. Carroll, Hattie A, Brandt. Althea M.
Wheeler. Sarah E. Stone, Mrs. M. R.
Darelius, S. Dayre Freeman. Geda EL Tal
bert Wister Morris Adair, Magdalene C.
Amacher. Maxwell M. Page. I vie Spencer,
Almeda Rodlin, Agnes M. Duncan. Sarah
M. Jones, Mae McMullen, Hallle E. Cur
rie, Vcrena Card, Arthur H. Day.
Bookkeeping course Maurice R. Bab
cock, Darwin D. Brittaln, Florence L.
Stafford. Volna J. White. Mark Goldstein.
Shorthand course Helen F. Rush. Julia
C. Burke. Dora Branham, Cella Chernls,
George Mapel, Delia M. Mason, Emmett
C Huffman, Margaret Leeston-Smlth,
Wlnnlfred B. Evans, Mary Otten. Lena
Mpser. Freida Park, Paloma C. Blumen
The address to the class was delivered
by Rev. Clarence True Wilson. D. D.,
while Rev. Edward XL Sharp pronounced
the Invocation. Mrs. G. Holmes Law
rence, the principal of the school, pre
sented the diplomas and C. W. Lawrence
gave the medals to the honor students.
Misses Julia C. Burke. Helen F. Rush and
Poloma C. Blumenthal and John M.
Dressier took part in the literary and
. Asks Police to Find "Vifc.
J. F.. Johnson, of Hlllsboro, called at
Police Headquarters yesterday and- asked
the aid of the officers In a search for his
wife and three children. He said they
deserted him recently, and he thought
they came to Portland. He wants his
children especially.' He said he met and
married his wife through the medium of
a aaatrisionial papert several y.ar6-asov
JUST ONE MAN IN
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Meat Inspection. Ordinance Is
Dealt Death Blow.'
WILLIAMS GIVES REASONS
Docs Xot Object to Inspection of
Meats, but Finds the Proposed
Ordinance Complicated and
Mayor Williams yesterday vetoed the
meat inspection ordinance that was
passed at the last regular session of (he
City Council, giving what is ' generally
considered some exceedingly cogent rea
sons for his action. The measure was
rushed through the body hastily, and
adopted before anybody had a chance to
offer any tangible remonstrance. Since
then the Mayor's office has been daily
besieged by representatives from the
dairymen "adjacent to the city, from
wholesale and retail butchers, commission
men and others whose interests were di
rectly affected by the adverse provisions
of the proposed municipal law. Espe
cially noticeable were the applications for
the three lucrative positions provided for
In the ordinance, together with the fea
ture making the Pacific States Packing
Company a clearing-house for all the
meats coming Into Portland. In making
the veto the Mayor reviewed tKe objec
tions to the ordinance and said:
Taking this ordinance altogether, I think its
provisions Impoee too many and unnecessary
regulations upon meat dealers, and subjects
them to unnecessary labor and expense In pro
vldlnr their meat for the market. An as
sistant Health Officer at a salary of J05 per
month has recently been appointed to visit
the meat chops la the- city and see that the
business there Is conducted In a proper man
ner. I do not believe that as a general rule
the meat dealers bl Portland are Inclined to
sell diseased or unwholesome meats to the
people, because 6elf-int crest. If no other con
sideration, would Induce them not to engage
In that kind of business, for any meat dealer
who would sell to his customers such diseased
or unwholesome meats would be quite cure
to lose- the business of those cutomcrs.
It seems to me that a plain and simple pro
vision In an ordinance providing for regular
and constant inspection of the meatshops of
this city Is all that Is necessary to protect
people from buying diseased or unwholesome
FOR FIRST AXXTJAD PARADE
Firemen and Policemen "Will Be
Seen in Street Procession.
The first annual parade of the Port
land Police and Fir,e. Departments will
take place this morning at 10 o'clock,
and premises to be a notable spectacle.
The entire Fire Department .with tke
THE WAX TO COMPLETE CONTROL OF STATE,
COUNTY AND CITY. . ' , : '
exception of the fireboat and crew, will
be In line 33 pieces of apparatus an.l
more than 150 uniformed men. It. will
be the first time Portland citizens have
had an opportunity of viewing the full
paid Fire Department The men will
ride in their accustomed places on the
machines, except when the reviewing
stand Is reached, when all but the
Jrivers will dismount and walk a block.
The parade will be hoadod by ten
mouned policemen, which will be fol
lowed by :C band. The entire police
force will be in line, commanded by
Chief Charles H. Hunt and Captains
Gritzmachcr, Moore und Bailey. The
men will be in dress uniform.
The line of march will form at Sixth
and Salmon streets and move north on
Sixth to Burnside, east to Fourth,
south to tnc City Hall, where the pa
rade will be reviewed by the Mayor
aod other city officials. After the re
viewtfie companies of the Fire Depart
ment will return to their respective
headquarters, and the Police Depart
ment will give an-cxhibition drill be
FOR AXOTIIER FAIR SALOON
License Committee Grants Privilege
to Sell Liquor There.
The license committee of the City Coun
cil took advantage of the lull In the pro
ceedings of the main body incident to the
failure to secure a quorum yesterday
morning, and held a special meeting for
the purpose of considering applications
for saloon licenses throughout the city.
Even Flegel' was generous In the mat
ter of granting permits to do business of
this character, ' and voted for " everything
in sight, not omitting to give Paul Rice
ker an opportunity to cater to the thirsty
at the very entrance to the Exposition
gates, admonishing him to make haste
and secure the license to sell liquor In
connection with his restaurant at SSS and
SS9 Upshur street as the Council was
liable to pass the antl-saloon ordinance.
and the license would be granted Rlceker
upon condition that he must abide by
whatever action the Council took In the
matter. A license was granted also to
"The Oaks Tavern," the new resort up
the Willamette River.
VICTORIA BOOSTS THE FAIR
Hopes to Profit by Side Trips From
-A special train of 12 coaches, carrying
40) persons connected with the Commer
cial Club, of Salt Lake City, will visit
Portland during the Exposition, go on
to Tacoma and Seattle, and at the latter
place the guests will take steamer for
Victoria, where they will enjoy the de
lights of that region.
The trip has been engineered by Her
bert Cuthbert secretary of the Tourist
Association of Victoria, an organization
similar to the Commercial. Club, of this
city. Mr. Cuthbert is at present In Port
land in the interests of Victoria and the
"We are doing much In Victoria to ad
vertise the Pacific Coast In general," said
Mr. Cuthbert yesterday. "Twenty tons
of paper has been used within the past
few months In getting but illustrated cir
culars telling or the attractions we' have
to offer In climate, scenery and general
envlroastffit. We are. bopilfi. titeFalr,
because wp cxnorf in hiv ....
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Exposition visitors take a side trip to
victoria. We have sent pamphlets to all
iiuru? oi tne worm, every one bearing
facts concerning the ExiwiMtnT, ct..
ir cent 01 inesc pamphlets have been
States. Wn think- tvr hfi.-n i ta
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uumrusc me v-entennlal."
.sir. cuthbert was recently in Salt Lake
City, where he dlsmvorn? fhot r
merclal Club of that na. t,.
,'..v.i. .,ao llldlYlIlg
l viait tnc exposition "with
special train. tic easily persuaded
them to co on tn Tmmi c - i
A Ictoria, after paying the Fair a visit.
iu oue oi tne excursion has not been
definitely settled, but will perhaps be well
"-"'fc. hi me summer.
Al Mendenhall has gone to Seaside to
remain for several days.
Mr. Nathan Joseph, of San Francisco, is
at the Hotel Portland for a few days
Clifton X. M Arthur ...
Portland last night from RIckreall en
uuiiu uranue, vvnere he will
ineei iis cousin, Miss Harriet Ankeny
and his aunt. Mrs. Avniiam r -ri-...
who are brlntrlncr th hn.i-.. nr ntio
Charity Ankeny from Philadelphia to
Walla "Walla for hurini th -..i
will probably take place in Walla
aa on aunuay arternoon.
Ohionns "Will Entertain.
mlnatlon to DUsh their nrirnntT-itlnn
the front were the features of a .meeting
ui me wnio society last night In the Mar
Every one In the room anH tviaro t...
at least 100 members present, responded
with alacrity, and plans were immedi
ately suggested for the entertainment of
the visitors. Upon motion, Vice-President
Dr. Emmet Drake, who presided, in the
aDsence or President W. M. Cake, was
empowered to appoint the necessary com
mittees. He appointed refreshment, mem
bershlD. auditintr. retention
ment and literature nnmmlttcM tt aian
appointed a committee to act in conjunc
tion with tha other ttnt vntoi In or
curing a common headquarters In the
tnamwr oi commerce building.
Concordia Zither Club Programme.
The Concordia Zither Club gave Its first
public concert last night at Arion Hall
under the direction of Professor A. S.
Hobile, French horn and zither soloist
irom Vienna JLonservatory, the accompan
ists being Mrs. E. Schacht and Twn Shn.
pirer. The concert was an enjoyable one
and was well attended. In addition
zither solos from Mr. and Mrs. WnVitlo
Miss Lillian Hoblle sang. Miss Minnie
watneia played a violin solo, and one
obligato to a horn solo by Mr. Hoblle,
Messrs. Haelen. Heinbaeh and Janlwh
played a zither trio, and the Concordia
tinier wiUQ piayea several welcome
JHlsh Temperature for May.
Temperature slightly higher than usual
for May was registered at the Weather
Bureau yesterday afternoon, the mercury
reaching S3 degrees at about 3 o'clock.
The highest "temperature during the
morning was 0 degrees at 19 .o'clock.
On May 2S, 1S97, the thermometer reached
TALK AT W00DLA1
Mayor Makes. Forceful Speech
t on Campaign Issues.
"Williams Vehemently Denies nim
of the Municipal Association
and Brands the Authors as
Scoundrels and Liars.
Wbodlawn citizens heard Mayor Will-
lams last night defend his administration
and singe his enemies. The audience was
of about 100 persons and applauded vigor
Mayor Williams covered much the same
ground as In his speeches In Alblna, Mon-
aay night, and in Sellwood. Wednesday
night, but put more emphasis on denying
the "Infamous He" that the city had been
robbed of great sums of money by grafts
of pooling contractors. He declared with
much force that members of the executive
committee of the municipal association
were "liars and scoundrels" for having
published "lying and infamous" state
ments before the primaries that there had
been a 553.000-graft In the construction of
the Morrison bridge.
"Dirty men" was what His Honor called
them, and their manner of fighting him
he scored as a "contemptible wick of
self-righteous men who pretend to be so
much better than other persons in Port
"It is sometimes said that age is ven
erable," he remarked, in a jocular allusion
to critics who have called him "too old"
for Mayor, "but it doesn't apply if you
take what my opponents say about my
qualifications for Mayor." Near the end
of the speech, the Mayor, in again ad
verting to the villlflcation to which he
had been subjected and the charges of
graft called on "any man to come for
ward who says that I ever appropriated
in my life money, that did not belong to
me. and in concluding his remarks he
"If you have no faith in my record as a
resident of Portland for 50 years, nor in
my integrity, nor in my ability to serve
this city as Mayor, vote for my opponent;
you may get a better man and you may
As for preachers, he said he was aware
that there were many good clergymen in
the city; his own minister was "one of
them, "who preaches the Gospel as It Is
in the Bible, and not politics."
Though the tax on city property was 40
mills, the Mayor pointed out that the city
received only 7 mills of the 40. and that
this was the reason for havingresortcd to
the temporary system of fining gamblers.
Members of the Municipal Association
who objected he had invited to make
complaints against the offenders and to
sue out warrants for their arrest, "but
they wouldn't, and simply stood back and
howled and howled."
Tonight the Mayor will speak in
Blanck's Hall. Thirteenth and Powell
streets. East Portland.
LANE SPEAKS IX SELLWOOP
He and Others Talk: to Audience in
Firemen's Hall, in Sellwood, was well
filled with an audience of ladies and
gentlemen last night, who came to hear
what Dr. Harry Lane, Democratic can
didate for Mayor, had to say. D. M.
Donaugh, a well-known warhorse in
the Democratic party, was the first
speaker, but for the evening his Dem
ocracy was muzzled, and he was com
missioned to Introduce Frank Gibson,
a Republican, as chairman for the even
ing. Mr. Gibson, who Is a fluent speak
er, said he was a Republican, and, as
Mr. Donaugh had said, there was no
politics in the meeting and only a gath
ering of citizens. Mr. Gibson remarked
he felt at home with the bunch of
Democrats who adorned the platform.
After Mr. Gibson got well started in
his opening speech the others on the
platform became a little nervous lest
their Republican friend would carry off
the oratorical honors, and frequently
consulted their watches. Mr. Gibson
finally introduced W. A. Munley, wbo
spoke for some time, reviewing Mayor
Williams' administration and pointing
to Dr. Lane as the man who would give
the people a better administration.
Following Mr. Munley's talk, Dr.
Lane was Introduced, who remarked
that it was very embarrassing to ad
dress an audience after hearing so
many complimentary things about him.
self, for he said he was a modest man.
Dr. Lane in his address followed about
the same line he started out with la
his campaign. He paid Mayor Williams
a very high compliment, and In soma
respects did not altogether agree with
Mr. Munley. He did not question Mayor
Williams' honesty in the least, but in
sisted that many of the abuses In bis
administration were duo to the men
with whom he was surrounded.
"If I am elected Mayor of Portland."
said Dr. Lane, "I will be the Mayor. If
my Executive Board inaugurates a pol
icy on the sly that I do not approve of
then I will be around looking for an
He said that he would look out for
the contractors, who, he said, were
pretty good fellows, but would stand
pretty close watching. He would ex
amine the sewers and inspect other im
provements and see that they are ac
cording to contract. Dr. Lane made a
pleasing talk and was- frequently ap
plauded. At the conclusion of his talk, Chair
man Gibson Introduced another Demo
cratic warhorse in the person of
Charles A. Petrain, Democratic candi
date for Municipal Judge, who made a
brief speech. A. F. Flegel, Democratic
candidate for Councilman-at-Large,
and some others made talks. Not a
word was said about the Democratic
party during the evening, probably out
of respect for the feelings of Chairman
Gibson, but the entire evening was de
voted to the Idea that there was no
politics in the present municipal cam
paign. Banquet to AVorthington.
The railroad officials of Portland hive
arranged a banquet to be given at the
Hotel Portland this evening in honor of
B. A. Worthlngton, who Is about to de
part for the East to take his new position
as vice-president of the Wabash lines.
The -banquet will be strictly a railroad
affair and will be attended by 30 or more
of the prominent railroad officials of the
The departure of Mr. Worthlngton from
Portland is sincerely regretted by the
railroad men of the city, all of whom
have come to look upon him during hla
short stay in Portland with great respect
and admiration. The dinner is being
given in order to extend to the general
manager an official farewell by his co
workers In thcr city.
Baby's Mission Band Social.
The Baby's Mission Band, of the First
Presbyterian Church, was given Its an
nual social yesterday afternoon by the
ladles of the vv omen s Missionary Band.
There are about 4i members of Uj,e.
It takes a mighty stretch of a
boy's legs to burst a seam in a
" Kantwearout-Hercules" Suit.
All the seams are double stitched
with heavy silk thread.
In the pants where the strain
is the greatest the seat and leg
seams are covered on the inside
with a strong band of linen tape;
when a boy stretches his legs
this tape receives the strain, in
stead of the thread in the seam
and the cloth.
Most makers might think this
tape binding would .strengthen the
pants enough but we don't; we line
every pair of "Hercules" pants with
the best quality cold-shrunk Irish
Linen. If you could buy a pair of
boys' pants made of boiler Iron they
wouldn't stand the strain any bet
ter than "Hercules" pants.
Every thread in a "Hercules" is
WOOL; there is just as much cot
ton in a "Hercules" suit as In the
leather of which your shoes ar
and thorougly Hygienic and
"Hercules" two-piece Knee-Pants
Suits for Boys 6 to l6 years.
We will send you "Hercules" Book
and dealer's name on request
Daube, Cohn & Co., Chicago
ent band, all under nve years of age, and
these, with a few invited "graduates" and
many mammas and - big sisters, had a
good time in the church parlors. The
social was in charge of Mrs. R. H. Tate
and Miss Helen Brigham. and assisting
them were Mrs. E. P. Hill, Mrs. H. F.
EButterfleld. Mrs. B. D. Warner, Mrs. H.
L. Walters. Mrs. E. T. Allen and Mrs.
T. A. Sherman, A programme for the
entertainment of the children, arranged
by Mrs. Tate, follows: Soprano solo, Mrs.
Susie Gamble Whltehurst; ladies' quar
tet. Misses Protzman. Cellars, Wolfe and
"Hopkins; solo. Master Donald Sibley; solo.
Miss Helen Brigham; song by graduate?.
After the music the children were seated
to a rose-decorated table and served with
a supper of crackers and milk.
EXCEEDED THEIR RIGHTS
Chicago Makes Attack on Franchises
of Street Railways.
CHICAGO, May 26. What is regarded as
an aggressive move in the efforts of Chi
cago's municipal ownership votaries to
obtain a legal decision as to the holdings
of the street-car companies was made
today, when quo warranto proceedings
seeking to learn by what authority the
Chicago City Railway and the Union
Traction Company continue their use of
the streets were begun In the Superior
Court In the name of the State's Attorney.
The petition for judicial Inquiry alleged
that the companies have exceeded their
franchise lights by a substitution of elec
tricity for horsepower, as originally
granted, 'and have thereby forfeited their
claim to the use of the streets. The peti
tion was presented to Judge Chytraus,
and he ruled the defendants to answer
Funeral Arranged for Sunday.
The remains of Miss Sophie Martin, aged
23 years, who died while visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. Leonard Jones, at Denver, will
arrive In Portland this afternoon, and
will be taken to the home of- her mother,
Mrs. Sophie Martin, 306 Grand avenue
North. The funeral will be held from the
residence at "2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Miss Martin's death was caused by pto
maine poisoning. She Is survived by a
mother, one brother, F. H. Martin, of Ta
coma, and four sisters, Miss Dollle Mar
tin, Miss F. Martin, of Portland, and Miss
C. Martin, of San Francisco, and Mrs.
Jones, of Denver.
Causes a Variety of Ails.
A happy old lady in Wisconsin says:
"During the time I was a cofTee drinker
I was subject to sick headaches., recur
ring every two or three weeks, and some
times lasting two or three days, totally
unfitting me for anything.
To this affliction was added, some years
ago, a trouble with my heart that was
very painful, accompanied by a smother
ing sensation and fabitness.
"I would be unable to He down, but was
compelled to sit gasping for breath until
I was perfectly exhausted.
Dyspepsia, also, a few years ago, came
to. make life harder to bear. I took all
sorts of patent medicines as well as doc
tor's prescriptions, but none of them
helped me for any length of. time.
"The doctors frequently told me that
coffee was not good for me; but without
coffee I felt as If I had no breakfast. I
finally decided about two years ago to
abandon the use of coffee entirely, and as
I had read a great deal about Postum
Food Coffee, I concluded to try that for a
I liked the taste of it and was particu
larly pleased to notice that it did not
'come up as coffee used to. I had only
hoped that the Postum Food Coffee would
help my digestion, but I soon found that
It was doing much more than that. The
bad spells with my heart grew less and
less frequent, and finally ceased alto
gether, and I have not had an attack of.
sick headache for more than a year. My
digestion Is good, too, and I am thank
ful thai I am once more a healthy
woman. I know my wonderful restoration
to health came from quitting coffee and
using Postum Food Coffee." Name given
by the Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich.
"Tnere's a reason," and it is this. Cof
fee has a direct' action on the liver with
some people, and causes partial conges
tion of that organ preventing the natural
outlet of the secretions. Then follows
biliousness, sallow skin, headaches, con
stipation and finally a change of the
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