Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 09, 1905, Page 14, Image 14

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Those Who Failed to Pass
Before Examining Board
Are Indignant.
Dr. Panton of Medical Examiners Is
Accused of Pique; He Retorts
That-He Would Not White
wash Incompetents.
What promises to be a first-class row
bet-ween the v medical department of
Oregon State University and the State
Medical Board is now brewing:. It grows
out of the recent examinations held by
the board for licenses to practice med
icine -within the confines of Oregon.
Trie examinations resulted in the fall
Tire of a large proportion of the appli
cants to pass, many of -whom -were
graduates of the State University med
ical school, "who held diplomas from that
institution. Those -who failed feel that
they -were not treated fairly by tfie j
examiners, and the feeling has grown
RO Intense that a conference of the Je-
feated applicants has been called to I
meet in Portland the latter part of this j
week for tho purpose of Instituting an
action in the courts against the medi
cal board.
The grounds of the complaint are al- !
leged to be . unfair discrimination I
against the Oregon University gradu
ates and other Oregpn schools. !
They claim that the examinations !
were unnecessarily severe; that not
enough time -was given them in -which
to prepare answers lo questions and
that in marking the papers, the exam
iners graded them down on trivial er
rors of spelling and punctuation.
Old Practitioners Pass.
They also assert tha.t practically all
those -who passed -were old practition
ers from , other states who must
necessarily have been rusty on
the very particulars for errors
in which the young students, fresh
from school, were' o severely
marjted down. They argue that a man
who has been out of school for j-cars
could not possibly be as accurate in
matters of orthography as .members of
the class of 1905.
They assert that from 43 minutes to
an hour were given in which to pre
pare answers, each examination con
sisting of from six to ton difficult ques
tions and that owing to the limited
time allotted they were compelled to
write very hurriedly. Thus it happened,
they say, that there were many mis
takes in spelling and writing, there
being no time for care In the prepara
tion of papers. They consider the re
jection of candidates for such mistakes
is, under the circumstances, a rank in
justice. "I am going right ahead with my prac
tice," said one of those who "flunked"
yesterday. "Of course I will hav? my pre
scriptions written by another doctor, but
they can't stop me from earning my
living. I passed the most thorough Ex
aminations to get my diploma from the
university and on the strength of that
I'm going ahead.
"There are a number of physicians in
Portland practicing without licenses any
how. Several of them are white doctors,
and three or four Chinese, who are large
ly patronized by white people. Why don't
the Board get after them? We are going
to hold a meeting here in a few days
and decide on the course to pursue, but I
think it is pretty well settled that we
shall seek recourse In a suit against the
Board. The action of the Board was
prompted by pique.
Accuse Dr. Panton.
"We believe Dr. Panton to be respon
sible. A number of years ago he was
on the faculty of the University Medical
College, but retired.- Recently he tried
to get back and has been unable to do
so. Now he take's this petty means of
getting even and the other members of
the Board are standing with him. We
have every reason to believe that the
University will back us up and we are
going to push the case to the end."
In reply to the foregoing charges. Dr.
A, C. Panton, of the State Board of Med
ical Examiners said:
"The charge that I was actuated by
any other motive in making my gradlngs,
than that of duty to the public and the
medical profession, is most emphatically
not true. So far as feeling pique or spite
against any institution or its graduates
is concerned, I will say that no man
has a kindlier feeling toward our West
ern schools than L My sympathies were
all with the candidates who came be
fore us to take the examinations, and
had it been compatible with my duty
I should have been glad to see them all
pass. My duties on the Board are some
times painful ones, and I almost regret
that I ever accepted a place on it, but
when I did so it was with a fixed in
tendon to act impartially and honestly.
Will Not Be "Whltewasher."
"I will not be a whltewasher, and
when I conduct an examination I try
to be just and reasonable, but firm.
There is too much of a tendency to
let sympathy run away with one in mat
ters of that kind. I am ready to submit
the papers which I examined in the
branches which I had charge of and
on which my gradlngs were made.
"Most of them which failed to receive
passing grades were so badly written and
spelled as to be pitiful. It was apparent
that the applicants who prepared them
were wofully ignorant the ordinary
use of English, no matter how much
of a collegiate education they had re'
"I feel very .sorry for those who failed.
It is a very serious thing lor a young
man just leaving school to be refused
permission to practice his profession, but
the general good is of more importance
than the success or failure of those
'who failed.
"I do not think the examinations which
I gave were unnecessarily severe and
have submitted them to a number of
doctors who agreed with roe. Some of
the applicants themselves have told me
since the examinations that they did not
consider them too hard.
"I have heard nothing of any contem
plated legal action against the Board, and
cannot believe that those who failed will
be so foolish. It-Is significant," added
Dr. Panton, "that all those who failed
in the July examinations of which they
complain, failed also at the examinations
held by the Board in April.
Dr. Josephl's Statement.
Dr. S. E. Joseph!, dean of the medical
department of Oregon University, de-
clined-to discuss the question at length.
Ho had heard the complaints that the
recent examinations Tverc unnecessarily
severe arid that too little time was
given In which -to , prepare the papers.
He had sen only the qusetlons asked
in the examinations on nervous dis
eases conducted by Dr. Panton. and he
was inclined -to believe them too se
vere. He could not understand way so
many Oregon University graduates
failed, as the examinations they had
passed to secure their diplomas were
much more thorough than those re
quired by the board. He did not care to
discuss the matter of motives and was
not awaro that Dr. Panton had any
feeling against the school. So far as
taking legal steps was concerned he
thought it possible that the rejected ap
plicants might pursue such a course
and expressed a hope that they would
but said that the department of medi
cine had no money with which to back
them up, and would take no official ac
tion In the matter. He admitted, how
ever, that Individual members of the
faculty might lend their assistance.
The graduates of the medical depart
ment of Oregon University who failed
are: R- S. Armes, Henry B. Day, Bos
coe Field. Robert Grieve, Albert Ches
ter Hanson. Harvey O. Hickman.
George W Hill. Fred A. Llenallen, Ber
tha Taylor Patton, Fred Peacock and
Thomas W. Ross. If suit is brought
against theboard it will be at their in
stance. The State Board of Medical Examin
ers consists of: Dr. A. C. Panton, Port
land; Dr. H. E. Curry. Baker City: Dr.
W E Carll, Oregon City; ur. a. a. vu
11s", Salem, and Dr. B. E. Miller. Port
Warmest Summer Since 1S0G, and
Period of Extreme Heat Ex
ceeded in Number of Days.
rrront bad been the heat in Portland
in July and August no roports of pros
tration have reacned me v earner du
.0., or th -Police Department. This.
contrary to -conditions existing in the
East, is due to the cool nignis inai
are experienced in Oregon. July and
the warmest months that
have been recorded since 1S8S, and in
some respects the weather nas Dcen
this vcar than for the last 30.
The month of July was the warmest
since 1S96. when the mean temperature
was 70 degrees. July, tne mean ieiu
nnratjiro xcrh 6S doCTecs. The first week
In August, 1S&6, was four degrees hwcr
than the moan temperature oi Juiy,
but this year the mean temperature In
August is four degrees higher than the
preceding month.
The protracted heat speu in ut. wnicn
hntmn on the 13th. lasted until July 20,
and the thermometer registered above
W degrees for five or tnose oays. juiy
of the present year the protracted warm
spell continued from the 18th to the
istn but onlv on two of those days
was It warmer than 90 degrees.
Althmieh a longer' nerlod of heat has
been experienced this year than in 1S&5,
It is not as excosslvc as it was at tnai
time, and the nights on the whole have
been cooler.
Although the davs have been exception
ally warm, if former years are a pre
rnrtent tho snptli will not continue for
any great length of time. Although fore
casts are not made for any great lengtn
of time ahead, taking lormer years as a
criterion a few cool days are not far
In the future.
Charles Bogpus Wanted for Burglary
Finally Captured.
After a chase of three blocks, during
which time he fired two shots in the di
rection of Charles Boggus, wantvd on a
charge of committing burglary. Police
man Jodon made the capture with the
help of a school Janitor who. armed with
a baseball bat, threatened to brain Bog-
gua unless he stopped. Charles Peterson.
who was arrested on a warrant charged
with the same crime, was found on the
East Side and takon to the Station hand
Both men are charged -with robbing
Captain J. Olson's saloon on East Mor
rison Street between Bridge and Water
streets Saturday night.
When Peterson was arrested he made
a confession to the officers, saying that he
was one of the four who committed the
burglary. The other two men have not
yet been found.
This Story Tells About Portland's
Finest Grill and Cafo.
If you haven't found out that The Tav
ern is the best place in Portland to en
tertain yourself and your friends, you
should try it today and find out. Main
entrance on Sixth street, between Wash
ington and Alder. Ladles' annex at 309
Alder. Music evory evening.
The Meier (& Frank Store's Great Sale of
400 Walking Skirts
$10.00 Values for $3.95
Populnr Steamer for Scenic Rido Up
the Great Columbia.
When you think of that famous trip
up the Columbia River to Cascade Locks
remember that the steamer Undine offers
by far the beet opportunity to the tourist.
Everything of interest Is seen.
From Taylor-street dock, 8:30 A. II.
Hound trip SL60.
Special Aug-. 12 and 24 Last Excur
sions This Season, Oat 11 Days.
The fast passenger steamer Cottage
jCtty leaves Seattle, calling: at Skagway,
Sitka, Indian "Villages, Glaciers, etc Spe
cial rates. Tickets and full Information,
Pacific Coast Steamship Company, 249
Washington street. Phone Main 223.
The Canadian Pacific has announced
a special rate of tSJM to Buffalo and
return, account Foresters of America
convention. Tickets on sale August I
and 15, good Xor stopovers with final
limit of SO days. For full particulars
call on or address F. B, Johnson, F. &
P. A., Canadian Pacific, 142 Third
street. Portland, Or.
Ob "X. J. Potter," Quem of JUjtr BoU.
Don't MUfi It.
T. J. Potter sails for Astoria andNorth
Beach as follows: August 8, 9 A. M.;
Aueust . 9:40 A. M.: August 10. 10:45 A.
1L; August 1L 11:50 A. M.; August 12. 1:15
p. ii. JLon t iau io oe me .uower joium
bla from decks of this magnificent boat.
Particulars and O. R. & N. Summer book
by asking C. W. Stinger, city ticket agent.
Third and Washington streets, Portlan.d.
Do not purge or weaken the' bowels, but
act specially on the liver and bile. -A per
fect IIvpx corrector. Carter's Uttle lilyer
Pill. . " -s
Ready Tomorrow Morning 9 o'Clock
Sale extraordinary of Walking Skirts is announced for tomor
row's selling A great special purchase made by the Cloak
Chief from a leading manufacturer AH new up-to-date styles
and materials By far the best Walking Suit bargain you have
had the opportunity to buy this season Plain and neat-figured
alpacas, granite cloths, Panama cloths and fancy worsteds
Checks, plaids, stripes and fancy mixtures in blue, black, brown,
green, light and dark checks and fancy mixtures Made kilt
effect 40 gores Big variety to select from Majority of the
skirts are desirable for Fall and Winter wear Sale commences
promptly at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning me
Economical women will take advantage Jk J lJ
$10.00 values on sale at the low price of
$14.00 Eton Wash Suits at $5.45 Ea.
Eton Wash Suits, strapped, button and embroidery trimmed
Collarless and elbow sleeves Skirts kilt effect; etqmines, linens
and crashes in tan, gray, blue, brown, lavender, green and
fancy mixtures Regular $12.50 and $14 suits tf A
on sale at the remarkably low price of, each 3 tJeHPtJ
New $1.50 lawn and polka dot Shirtwaists for 79c each
$32.50 Silk Shirtwaist Suits on sale for $9.85
All our fine White Wash Suits at greatly reduced prices
500 All-Wool Indian Blankets
Great Special Value $3.19 Ea.
We place on sale today a special purchase of 500 all-wool
Oregon Indian Blankets 20 patterns The very best
colorings All of them
frS5-m this vear's designs, suit-
' 1 -LZ.
able for steamer rugs,
f lan coucn covers, rooes, etc.
1 TTitII
IIU'. B T ll III 111 III
while they
last at, ea.
500 pairs of all-wool Oregon
Gray Blankets, full 10-4
size ; the quality most stores
sell at $4.00 and $4.50 a
pair; buy all you want of
this great lot at the low
price of, per pair.. .S2.67
200 Silkoline Covered Com
forters; white cotton filled;
dark patterns; the greatest
value for the money we
have ever of- J 1 Q
f ered ; each . p I 1
$1.50 Hand Bags at 93c Each
200 walrus and seal leather Hand Bags, in black, brown and tan; fitted
with card case and coin nurse: regular S1.25 and $1.50 values, for
Lewis and Clark Penwipers an every-day souvenir of the Fair; reg- . Q
ular 25c value, for , loC
Coin Purses, with "Portland, Oregon," burnt on one side; great special . rt
values at JUC
Lewis and Clark eeuvenir leather fcoods In great assortment: purses card
cases, handbags, memo books, cigar cases, etc.. with Fair views burnt on. AM
are very reasonably priced. "
50c Silk and Lisle GIpves 33c
$2WashSaedeGlVes$ 1.59
"Yalliers" famous "Washable Suede
Gloves in mode and gray only; the
highest grade trlove anv woman
wants; all sizes; regular $2.00 values .A
on sale today at, per j iVcy
Women's Biarritz licht-weitrht Driving J&k Bm&
Gloves in tan; all sizes and grand glyV'
value at this low price; fa AW&,.MmM
Odd lot of Silk and Lisle Gloves in "-'y-g
moae, gray, uiacK ana wnite: regular ;v.
oOc values on sale at this
special -price, per pair 03C
Complete stock of Silk Gloves, white and colors; regular and
elbow styles; all grades. Mail orders carefully and promptly
Children Shoes Unequaled Values
Children's footwear of quality at lowest prices in city Best styles, all sizes, complete stock
Shoe bargains economical parents'are mteresiea in
Misses' and Children's tan and black kid Oxfords and
patent leather Strap Slippers; all this season's styles.
5 to 8, 75c to 11, 85c 1 XA to 2, 95c
Children's tan Lace Shoes, very best lasts; all sizes, 5
to 8, 85 pair; 8 to 11, 95 pair; liy2 to 2, $1.05
Misses' and Children's "White Sea Island Lace and
Button Shoes ; all new goods ? very best styles and all
5 to 8, $1 9 to 11, $1.20 12 to 2 $1.40
All boys' and youths' tan high and low Shoes at re
duced prices.
Men's $5-$6 Shoes $3.65 Pair
Odd lots of French Shriner & Urner Shoes for Men All leathers and styles Regular
$5.00 and $6.00 values on sale for, per pair
Odd lots of $3.50 and $4.00 shoes for men, on sale for, per pair $2.75
Men's Canvas Shoes; best grades, $1.50 values for, per pair $1.20
150D yards of flowered Orgxndles. Etamlnes and Serpolets Very best
stylos la great variety Regular 25c and 30c values on Salet the . '
special lbw price of, per yard I9c
White and colored Lawns. Swisses and Dimities, an" immense 4rioty for
your chooslnsr Very best styles Regular 15c valu&3 on sale at this
low price, per yard I Oc
4 300 yards of Japanese KImona Crepe, all colors, per yard I..II...l5c
23c fancy Voiles and Etamlno Suiting Best styles for shirtwaist ,
suits, etc. Great special value at this low price 12c
Special lines of White Waistingrs in desirable styles Regular 40c and
45c values on sale for the low price of, yard OC
1000 pairs of "Hook-On" pin tape Hose
Supporters for women and misses
Black, "red and lavender only. Great
specinl value oday at. pair 10c
Shell Hair Pins, three on card. . n
Special value at, card UC
Silk and satin Girdle Belts, in black,
navy and brown. Regular 50c
and 65c values on sale for 0jC
Silk and leather Crush Belts, in o3
all colors, 35c values for CJC
1000 pairs of women's Oxfords Regular or Blucher styles. In tan Ruesia
calf, brown vlcl kid. patent colt, black vici kid. heavy and light sotes,
medium and low heels All new footwear All sires and q t nr
widths. Johnson Bros", best $3.0v) Oxfords for. pair ?1"J
Tennis Shoes and Oxfords for women, men and children, white and black
All sizes Complete stock
Women's Oxfords, pair... 50c and 72c Men's Oxfords, pair NSe and 77e
Boys" Oxfords, pair. .... .30c and T2c Youth's Oxfords, pair. .-43c and ec
Misses Oxfords, pair. ...43c and 6Gc Chlldron's Oxfords. pr.-IOc mid oOc
10c extra on second grade 15c extra, on flrst grade, for tennis shoes.
$2.00 Outing Shirts "for ?9c Each
Women's Golf and Outing ShirtsThe
practical waisffor beach and vacation
wear A great special purchase enables
us to offer today 300 of them in plain
lawns, etamines, chambrays, mercerized
sateens, white Oxfords, striped madras
and percales, also plain linens Very
handsome styles in great variety and all
sizes Values in the lot up to $2 each
Your choice today at the
remarkably low price of, ea. Z?C
See 5th-st. window display Men's dept.
Men's Shirts at 69c
New line men's golf shirts. This
season's very best styles, pat
terns and colorings in light and
dark effects. Fine percales and
corded madras. Attached or de
tached cuffs. Big assortment of
desirable styles to select from.
Shirts you would expect to pay
$1 and $1.25 for under usual cir
cumstances. Buy all you want
of them during this sale
at the low price of, each. .
Clearance Sale Men's Clothing
Our entire stock of Men's Outing Suits, all the leading styles and
materials, from the best makers in the land; all are being cleaned
up at prices regardless of cost or former selling prices.
New shipment of White and Fancy Wash Tests; best O C ff
styles on the market; $1.25 up to, each v'"
Men's "White Flannel Trousers, all sizes, per pair $5.50
Men's Linen and Apaca Dusters, $1.00 to 10.00
Entire stock Men's Straw Hats at low prices.
Men's Office and Hot "Weather Coats.
Headquarters for "Waiters' Coats, Aprons, etc., etc.
Sole agents for "Hawes' " famous $3.00 Hats.
"August Linen Sale" Con-
tiniies Better Than Ever
72-Inch half-bleached all-linen Table BaxnaBk; our best
90c grade, in a big- variety of patterns, on sale
for, yard .v '....OtC
All our $1.25 grades of fnll bleached satin damaek Table
Linens; beautiful patterns, for .this safe only at.. $l-OS
All $1.50 grades of satin damaETk.Table Linen, yard.Sl.2-S
All $2.00 grades of double Satin Damask, 72 In., yard. 918
Hemstitched satin damask Table Sete, all reduced $10.03
values, $7.15 f $12.50 values, f9j $15.00 values, $103;
$22.06 values,' $14.10.
$2.30 grades satin damask Xapklns reduced to C1 1 Q
this price, dozen -. lO
$3.50 grades satin Jumask Napkins, on sale at g-o
low price, dozen )oO
Bleached double satin damask Table Napkins, )r
regular $7.50 grade, for, dozen
Hemstitched" satin damask Trayclotbs, size 17x2$
inches; great -.special value at ..A6C
Hemstitched sr. tin damask Traycloths, size 22x33 - ,
inches; matchless value at OiC
Hemstltcaed satin damask Traycloths, size 22x32
Inches; great value at this price, each ...0C
Great August Sale of Silks
and Dress Goods
1500 yards of handsomo India Sljk, white ground with
colored dots; desirable for waists and suits; regular
76c qualltjy Is now placed on sale at the very A c
low price of, the yard 4DC
$1.00 Silk 8hlrtwalst Suitings in a big assortment of pat
terns and colorings; the best shirtwaist suit- rn
ing bargain ever offered at. yard ...i JVC
$1.00 figured Foulard Silk, for waists and suits; mq
desirable patterns and colorings, the yard twC
35c silk-striped Challics in a great variety of 0
patterns; matchless valuo at. yard ....I3C
Mixed Mohairs" in a large variety of patterns and. color
ings; splendid patterns for skirts and shirtwaist suits
and traveling co3tumes; $1.75. $2.00 values, a
reduced to low price of. yard
Great line of 31.01 and $1.25 mixed Mohairs in the best
patterns and colors; greatspeclal value for all
the week at this low price, the yard bc
$1.00 Dress Fabrics, Twine Cloths, Etamlnes and Voiles,
in all shades; great special value for this un- Ari
usually low price, yard Hry C
2503 yards of Mixed Dress Goods. Mohairs. Cheviots.
Panamas; regular 50c and 75c values. In good j
styles, yard - ?OC
1 " . 1 1 11 ' ill .
Drags, Notions, Cutlery Specials
Patent Trouser Hanger; something new, each 12c
Imperial Fountain Pen-Fillers; don't soil the hands 10d
Spirit Gas Stoves; makes its own gas; perfectly safe 49c
Eastman's Fine Toilet Soaps; assorted odors; regular 15c and
20c values on sale today at, per box s9
Glycerine Bouquet Transparent Toilet Soap, 3 cakes for 8c
Sapolin Floor Finish; pint cans on sale for 39p
Pure Bristle Complexion Brushes $ special 28i
Real Tortoise Shell Hairpins; assorted patterns
Okayed Toilet Paper, in rolls; per dozen rolls 35
Knickerbocker Toilet Paper; largest and best, roll or pkge..7c
Fairy Soap It floats; buy all you want at, per cake 3J
Artificial Palms Fan leaves, Areca Kentiaand Palm Trees; big
display at, each 25 to $11.00
Lewis and Clark official Souvenir Spoons; every one has Presi
dent Goode's signature; big variety, each... 1.25 to $3.50
Sale of Boys' and Youths5 Clothing
Boys Blouses of light percale; all
sizes; best patterns; with or
without collar; great Q-k
special values at Jv
Boys' All-Wool 2-Piece Suits; all
sizes ; regular $5.00 tf t
and $6.00 values for.PvJ
All "Washable Kilts for little boys ;
best styles and f Dr!ro
materials 2 r 1 Ac '
Broken lines of Boys' $3.00, $3.50
and $400 Suits, on fl no
sale for
Russian "Wash Suits, Sailor Blouse
and Eton Sailor Suits; best pat
terns and wash materials.
$3.50 valnes for $2.60
$4.50 values for $3.65
$3.95 ii $6.50
$5.00 values for
$7.00 values for $5.85
$9.00 valnes for $7.15
values for
$8.00 values for $6.60
$10.00 valnes for $7.95
Young men's Summer Suits, three-piece and outing styles; new materials;
all sizes; splendid values all along tne line. becona uioor.
$ 7.50 values for $5.95
$12.50 values for $ 9.35
S 8.00 values for $6.35 i $13.50 values for $10.95
$ 8.50 values for $6.65 ij $15.00 values for $12.40
$10.00 values for $7.30 jj Second Floor
Three-plcturo Pendants of Oregon
views, mounted on red and j
green mats; great value at
Colored Medallions, mounted on brown
wood, size 5x7 Inches; best y
values ever offered at C
Gilt Metal Photo Frames; cabinet size;
square and oval openings; ;o-.
great special value at 3"C
An odd lot of Framed Pictures, ranging
in value Irom ioc up to
$1.25; your choice at