Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 10, 1905, Page 16, Image 16

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"Irregular Financiering" He
Gives as Cause for Re- -moving
Drs. PoW, 1 Glesy and Wilson Arc
Appointed Retiring Officers
Say Politics Influenced
the Mayor.
, The old Health Board Dr. Mae
CarduMjll. Dr. TVlllItm Jones and Dr.
James BelL
The new Dr. Esther C. Pohl, Dr.
A J. Glesy and Dr. George F. Wilson.
About the first official act committed
by Mayor Harry Lane when he reached
his office yesterday morning, was to
file with the City Auditor a lengthy
quantity of reasons why the old Board
of Health did not look good to him. In
the next breath he appointed three
reputable local physicians to take their
places. The Mayor denies that he Is
playing politics when he took a summary
method of getting rid of the old Board,
while those whose scalps are dangling at
his belt are Just as certain that no oth
er motives could have Inspired his ac
tion. In a statement given out last night
they say that the Mayor summoned them
to his office In the City Hall ostensibly
for the purpose of considering the ap
pointment of a successor to Miss Lillian
Tingle as market inspector, but In real
ity to demand their resignations. Scon
after the Health Board had assembled,
all three members were colled into execu
tive session in his private office, and
their accounts all agree that upon enter
ing he told them In a Jocular way that
he wanted their scalps. Dr. Bell there
upon picked up a waste basket and said,
"I guess this will hold our heads," jr
words to that effect, when the Mayor
responded, "I mean it I want you all to
Dr. Mae Card well, seemingly endowed
with a woman's natural intuition, was
the first to realize that he was In earnest,
and promptly asked him for his reasons.
The Mayor t is alleged to have responded
that the Board having come to him from
the old administration, and inasmuch as
he was anxious to surround himself with
those In harmony with his policy, it was
Incumbent upon him to request their res
ignations, whereupon Dr. Cardwell is said
to have promptly informed His Honor
that she would not resign, and the male
members, being desirous of displaying
their gallantry, as promptly announced
that they would remain loyal to the stand
taken by the lady member.
The Mayor thereupon told them that he
would have to poll them, and proceeled
to ask each one separately, commencing
with Dr. Cardwell, if he or she would
step down and out, and upon, receiving
negative answers from ail hands, said to
them, "Well, you may consider your
selves dismissed."
All were completely taken by surprise,
bo they say, and without any precon
certed action, they Informed the Mayor
that their tenure of office under the char
ter contemplated various terms of years,
and that they were entitled to know the
written reasons for his course In ousting
them. He promised to enlighten them
without delay, and yesterday morning
he put the trinity of officials out of
their political misery in this style:
Mayor's Reasons.
PORTLAND. Or., Aug. 7, 1903.
Drs. Ma Cardwell, William Jones, James
Bell, clty-Dear Doctors: In compliance with
the provisions of the city charter I hereby
notify you that your services ,as members of
the City Board of Health will 'not be required
after thU date.
In furtner pursuance of the provisions of the
charter, which requires that you be notified
in writing in regard to the cause of your re
moval, I have to say that at this time the
board of which you arc a member has a pe
tition before the City Council praying for the
authority to pay out the sum of $1100 due
various persons in and about this city In
amounts varying from two or three dollars up
to two hundred and odd dollars.
This unfortunate state of affairs has been
brought about by the fact that you have
failed and neglected to require that requisi
tions be obtained before the Indebtedness was
Incurred, and hence have had no mich requl
sltlona as required by law to attach to the
voucher when claims were brought up for
In making up your claims for payment from
the treasury of this city you have failed and
neglected at all times to make out the proper
vouchers showing for what purpose such
moneys were expended. This neglect applied
not only to the amount for which you are now
praying for relief at the hands of the Coun
cil, but so far ae I can learn to every bill
for which you have ever drawn a warrant
during the terms of your existence as a body.
I do not believe or wish to say that one dol
lar of the city's money has been expended
wrongfully, but I do say that under the
method of drawing moneys pursued by you
there Is no way of telling whether It has been
done rightfully or not, nor Is there any way
of ever finding out. Such careless methods
of handling the people's money can only have
one result in the long run, and that not a.
pleaant one for yourselves, no matter bow
honorable or respectable you may be per
sonally. In regard to this matter, then, as It now
etands, you occupy the anomalous position of
having a lot of claims, aggregating the sum
of $1100, say, and of having the money to pay
them with, and the authority to do so, yet
owing to your own acts of neglect In proper
ly certifying them in a businesslike manner,
you are forced to appeal to the legislative
brant of the city government for permission
to do so. Personally I have every confidence
In your honor and good Intent, but Uttla In
your business methods and attention to de
tails. Again, under your appointment as a law
fully organized body you have had one of your
most Important employes, one upon whom your
work very vitally depends, cut off from the
payroll by the City Council for the alleged
reason of nonattentlon to duties, and so far
as I can see the Council has not been unjust
In Its action.
In closing I wish to say that you were gives
at opportunity to go out of offlc on your
own volition, and I respectfully stated to you
that such a course on your part would be
appreciated by me. This you refused to do
and have forced me to remove you, as la my
right -under the organic law of this city. In
all candor I wish to ay to you further l that
there is nothing personal In my action toward
you, but Inasmuch as I am responsible to the
people of litis city for the management of
such of Its affairs as come under my supervi
sion, as this does, I must, as I have the right
and is my duty, decline to assume such re
sponsibility In regard to the management of
Nhe Health Department If Its business affairs
are to be conducted In the manner which has
been the -custom In the past.
Very respectfully,
Later in the day lie announced the ap
pointment of Drs. Esther C. Pohl. A. J.
Glesy and George F. Wilson a.s members
of the Board of Health in place of those,
Deep Indignation chorused In the breasts
of those affected by the accusations of in- '
competency, and they, lost no time in
making a flat denial of the charges that
the business affairs of the board had been
run in a slipshod manner. In an inter
view upon the subject last night, Drs.
Jones and Bell, two of the deposed mem
bers, gave their version of the matter in
the following language:
Health Board's Defense.
"A requisition is required before any
article can be purchased. This requisition
accompanies the bill when it comes be
fore the board. It was not possible to
carry out this Idea In strict accordance
with the provisions of the regulations at
the time we were reconstructing the garb
age crematory, because of the fact that
many articles were required as expedi
tiously as possible In order to keep the
men constantly employed.
"This phase of the situation was rec
ognized by Superintendent Robinson and
also by the City Auditor, and they con
ferred together on the matter and ar
ranged that a blanket requisition should
be prepared to cover such matters of
"Had Mayor .Lane's suggestion "been fol
lowed to the letter, it would have resulted
in keeping many high-priced workmen
Idle for hours at a time -waiting for arti
cles of small value that could be quickly
ordered by telephone direct. All those
bills that are hold up as Irregular have
never been presented to the Board of
Health for approval or disapproval, but
were held up by Auditor Devlin."
Dr. Boll added that the present trouble
arose in connection with the situation
of affairs incident to the rebuilding of the
garbage crematory. The operations of
the plant were suspended on this account.
he says, but the garbage kept accumu
lating to such an extent that it became
necessary to dispose of it in any way pos
sible, and it devolved upon the manage
ment to Incur extra expense for this pur
pose. In some instances it was burled,
while various other methods were resorted
tp in order to meet the demand of the sit
uation. "Watch the new board," said the doc
tor, as a sort of parting salute, "and see
how closely they observe the Mayor's
ideas about requisitions for everything.
It is simply a preposterous proposition,
under certain circumstances, and the
Mayor will have to get a new Board of
Health every 2 hours If he is honest In
his contention that politics Is not the con
trolling motive in getting rid of us."
Superintendent Robert Robinson, Jr., of
the garbage crematory, vras equally as
outspoken. While he says that his resig
nation has not yet been demanded, it is
evident that he expects to Join the ranks
of the decapitated in very short order.
Emergencies Had to Be 3Iet.
"Relative to the bills that were sent to
the City Hall," said he, "they should have
been first sent to my father. Robert Rob
inson, Sr.. who is superintendent of con
struction, so they could be checked off
and the proper requisitions granted ac
cordingly, the idea being that tho bills
should "bo corrected before asking for tho
"Our understanding was that in emer
gency cases we could purchase tho goods
and get the requisition afterward. There
were requisitions issued by tho Auditor's
office for all the crematory bills that were
sent In prior to the meeting of the Board
of Health on August 1."
Instructive Feature In Utah Building
From Ogden School.
Six children from the Utah State
School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind,
at Ogden, who arrived in Portland
Monday, save their first exercises in
the Utah bulldingr at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition yesterday. The chil
dren are from 6 to 10 years of age.
They will be at the Utah building for
four weeks, giving dally exhibitions at
11 o'clock in the morning and at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. Professor
Frank M. Driggs. Huperlntendent of
the school, brought the class to Port
land with their teacher. Miss Frances
Eddy. The exercises are conducted
under the supervision of Professor 'L.
A. Ostrien, director of the educational
exhibit at the Utah building.
The greater part of the exercises
consist of demonstrations of the
manner in which deaf and dumb pupils
are ' taught to talk and inter
pret tho actions, of a speaker. The
pupils are beginners. They themselves
are being taught to watch the lips of
people talking, so that In time they
can be able to understand persons
whenthey are speaking. The children
can tell when a person is walking near
them in a building, although they may
be out of sight. They foel the slight
est vibration of the floor. They can
also locate a piano when the Instru
ment is sounded through vibration of
the walls of the building. A large
crowd was present at the demonstra
tions yesterday.
Up the Columbia Hirer to Cascade
Locks and Hcturn.
Steamer "Bailey Gatzert" leaves every
morning at 8:S0 A. M., arrives back at
5:30 P. M. This Is the finest of all river
trips. Round trip 51.50. Starts from
Alder-street dock. Phone Main 914.
The way to do that Is to take your
meals at tho Tavern, the handsomest
anl most unique cafe and grill in the
United States. The "wise ones all do
that. Be one of them. A grand concert
everv evenintr bv Thellhorn's orpnestriL
Main entrarice on Sixth street, opposite
J. no uregcxjian bunding. Lauies' annex
at 209 Alder street.
Sitka and Hcturn $00.
Btearaer Cottage City. August 12, 24,
Ekagway, Sitka and return. Steamer City
of Seattle, August 15-26, Skagway. Last
excursions of the season. Pacific Coast
Steamship Company. 249 Washington
street. Phone Main 229.
On August 24, 25, and September 16. 17,
the Great Northern Railway will sell ex
cursion tickets to Chicago and return.
S7LE0; St. Louis and return. JS2.50; St. Paul.
Minneapolis and Duluth and return. HO.00,
tickets good for going passage for ten
days; final return limit, SO days; good go
ing via Great Northern Railway, return
ing same or any direct route; stop-overs
allowed going and returning.
For tickets and additional information
call on or address H. Dickson, C P. &
T. A., Great Northern Railway. 122 Third
street, Portland.
Very Low Xlaeir-Day Tickets East Offered
by O. B, Jfc N.
August 24. 23, September IS. 17, the O.
R. X. sells SO-day special excursion
tickets to Eastern points: stopovers sxant-
ed going and returning. Particulars of
C W. Stinger, city ticket agent O. R. &
N. Co., Third ana Washington streets,
For use on sewing machines, bicycles
and-U purposes requiring a fine lubricant
tbe beJfc is cheapest in the end. Genuine
Singer oil can only be obtained at Singer
stores. Look for the red S.
354 Morrison sL,
MA Washington st.
540 Williams ave..
Portland. Oreron.
Maln SL. Oregon City. Or.
Murine Eye Remedy cure eye: znikea ireaJc
eye jrtrent- Soothe -ye pals; dot sixt.
September Delineator on Sale, 15c Copy
Agents for Bntterlck Patterns and Publications
The Meier (8b Frank Store'
Men's Aii-Wool Spits Half Price
For today, tomorrow and Saturday we will
offer a complete line of men's all-wool blue
serge Suits in round cut and double-breasted
sacks Regular, lean and stout sizes Suits
of the best styles and splendidly tailored to
be sold today at half their real value Blue
Serge makes a desirable Suit for any season
$10.00 Blue Serge Suits $5.00
$12.50 Blue Serge Suits $6.25
$15.00 Blue Serge Suits $7.50
MEN'S $25.00 SUITS $17.85
All our Stein-Bloch $25.00 Fancy Worsted Suits;
this season's best style; finest materials; all
sizes ; a rare bargain for three 1 7 A
days at this low price.
Special Book News Today
Wood's Natural History, illustrated; $1.25 value 39
Souvenir Edition of Barbara Frietchie; special 50
The "Wopgrle-Bupr Book, by Frank Baum; special 60
The latest hits in clever books at right prices:
A Woman's Confessional. 65 A Cj-nic's Meditations . 65
Tomfoolery, per copy 65 The Knocker .65(1
Woman and Her Wits . . 75 Hello Bill Toasts $1.25
Isn't -It So 95c
Breath of the Gods, per copy $1.08
The Plum Tree Best selling book; per copy $1.08
$3.25 Net Curtains $2.15 Pair
Special three-days' sale of Ruffled Net Curtains; best quality net;
fine lace, insertion and edges; 45 inches wide by 3 yards long;
every pair in the lot $3.25 value; your choice at (Pj 1 C
the remarkably low price of, per pair tw 1
400 pairs of Ruffled Net Curtains; Cluny pattern; inserting and
edges; 36 inches wide by 3 yards long; regular p yr
$2.25 values on sale for, per pair 1
New Domestic Arabian Lace Curtains; magnificent KC
showing, at prices ranging from, per pair, $3.25 toP v Jv
New Madras; beautiful patterns; 30 to 50 inch; per ptr
yard, 50c to J
ct he only satisfactory Porch Shade on
VlldOr the market Keeps out the sun and
permits the air to circulate. All sizes;
Porch Shades oto! $6.50
50 each less if you hang them yourself.
The Meier & Frank Store's 8I?th Friday Surprise Sale
500 Summer Silk Waists
$7.50 and $8.00 Values for $3.85
We are making our Friday Surprise Sale bargains the best
to be found anywhere and judging by the response, Port
land shoppers are very appreciative of our efforts For to
morrow's 8 17th Friday Surprise Sale we will place on spe
cial counters in the waist section, second floor, a great spe
cial purchase of high-grade Tailor-Made Summer Silk
Waists of taffeta and pongee silks, made with small tucks
side pleats or embroidered fronts, black, green, brown,
white, navy, tan, red, plum, black and white checks, invisi
ble checks and plaids, narrow stripes, etc. All new, pretty
styles, by far the best silk waist bargain we have invited
you to share-in for along time They come from a, reliable
manufacturer whose product we have been selling for fifteen years with J Q tT
entire satisfaction Regular $7.50 and $8.00 values for tomorrow, each
See big Fifth-street window display
The Meier (8b Frank Store's 81?th Friday Surprise Sale
$ 1 0 White Shirtwaist Suits at $4.45
For tomorrow's 8 1 7th Friday Surprise Sale a very unusual bar
gain in women's white, lawn and linen Shirtwaist Suits All new,
clean, fresh stock very best styles and unequaled value A great
special purchase from a prominent New York manufacturer anx
ious to clean up his Summer stock 240 of them, tucked or box-
pleated and surplice effects; skirts pleated, kilt or flounce effects.
Beautiful Summer suits, every one of them, splendidly made and
perfect fitting All sizes in the lot You will appreciate more
what exceptional values they are after seeing them in the big
Fifth-street window Regular $9 end $ 10 values' d A A C
Mail Orders-will receive careful attention Choice P TST J
$22.50 Silk Suits $9.85
Special lot of Women's Silk Shirtwaist Suits in black, navy, mahogany,
green and plum shades, checks and polka dots ; plain and fancy silks ;
skirts full pleated; all are this season's styles; suits worth tfQ oc
&LS.00 to 22.50: your choice at r.... '"J
All our high-grade White Suits are marked at greatly reduced prices. Second Floor,
400 New $ 1 0 Walking Skirts $3.95
A Walking Skirt bargain no woman wants to miss New, up-to-date
stylish starts at less than half their real value Plain and neat figured
mohairs, granite cloths, Panama cloths, fancy worsteds in checks,
plaids, stripes, blue, black, brown, green, light and dark checks and
fancy mixtures, made kilt effect, 40 gores, big variety to select from.
Skirts that are handsomeiv tailored and of the best materials Most
of them are desirable for Fall and Winter wear A Walking Skirt
bargain thatfor genuine value has never been equaled 1 Q f?
in the city $10 Skirts, today your choice, each V Jr
See Fifth-Street window display
Many lines of Children's Ready-to-wear Apparel reduced to half our
regular prices Second Floor
AU Wash Goods Remnants on Sale
Today at Half-Price
Choose today from our entire stock of this season's Wash
Goods Remnants at half regular prices Included will be
found all lengths in white materials, sheer, heavy and me
dium weight, ginghams, chambrays, percales, organdies
Swiss, nainsook, calicoes, novelty wash materials, etc.
All grades and all styles An exceptional bargain for to
day only at half regular prices
By Express, Women's White Canvas Oxfords in All Sizes
Men's $3.00 Oxfords at $ 1 .95 Pair
1000 Pairs of Women's Ox
fords, Johnson Bros', best $3
product at $1.95 a pair All
new goods in regular or BIu-
cher styles in tan Russia calf,
brown, vici kid, patent colt,
black vici kid, heavy and light soles, medium and low heels,
ffl sizes and widths, shoes of style, comfort and durabil
ity, a footwear bargain that will thoroughly pleased you
Today and Tomorrow $3.00 values for only $1.95 Pair
Drugs, Notions and Cutlery Specials
Kodak Albums
Burnt Leather Kodak Albums;
handsomely burnt; carbon leaves;
great values.
4x8 in., 35c values, each 29 ?
5x6 in., 45c values, each 39
6x8 in., 75c values, each 65
7x11 in., $1.35, values 51.10
10x12 in., $2.00 values $1;79
Complete stock of Cameras,
Films, Plates, Paper, etc. etc.
Printing and! developing done as
it should be done Third: Floor.
Patent Trouser Hanger; n
something new. each 16C
Imperial Fountain Pen Fill-
ers; don't soil the hands.... 1 JC
Spirit Gas Stoves; makes Its yt0
own gas; perfectly safe ...frtJC
Eastman's line Toilet Soaps; assort
ed odors; regular 16c and 20c
values on sale today at, '
per box "C
Glycerin Bouquet Transpar- ,
ent Toilet Soap 3 cakes for....OC
Sapolin Floor Finish; pint
cans on sale for OzfC
Pure bristle Complexion 5A
Brushes; special OC
Real Tortoise Shell Hairpins; .Q
assorted patterns lz?C
Okayed Toilet Paper, In rolls; icr
per dozen rolls JJC
Knickerbocker Toilet Paper: larg
est and best, roll or package.. 7c
Fairy Soap It floats; buy all
you "want at, per cake OC
Artificial Palms Fan leaves, Areca
Kentla and Palm Trees; big display
at, each 2Sc to n.oo
Iewls and Clark official Souvenir
Spoons; every one has President
Goode's signature; big variety,
each to 9X50
Misses' and Children's tan and
black kid Oxfords and patent leath
er Strap Slippers; all this season's
5 to S, 75c, St to IX, S5c, 11 to 2, 9Kc
Children's tan Lace Shoes, very
best lasts; all sizes; 5 to S, 85c pair;
to 11 86c pair; 11? to 2, l.W5
pair. Good shoes of style and dura
bility. Misses' and Children's White Sea
Island Lace and Button Shoes; all
new goods, very best styles and ail
! sizes; best children's shoe bargains
j in town.
I S te 8, f 1) 9 to 11, f tae 12 ta 2, 1A
Kid and Fabric
Glove Specials
"Valliers" famous Washable
Suede Gloves in mode and gray
only; the highest grade glove
any woman wants; all sizes; reg
ular $2.00 values on qi eg
sale today per pair..P . "
"Women s Biarritz light-weight
Driving Gloves in tan; all sizes
and grand value at 7Qr
this low price; pair
Odd lot of Silk -and Lisle Gloves
in mode, gray, black and white;
regular 50c values on sale at this
special price, per pair . ...33?
Indian Blankets
All-wool Oregon Indian Blankets,
20 patterns, all of them this
'year's designs; suitable for
steamer rugs', couch covers, robes,
etc.; full size; special. . .$3.19
All-wool Oregon Gray Blankets;
full 10-4 size; the quality most
stores sell at $4.00 and $4.50 a
pair; price today, pair... $2.67
Silkoline Covered Comforters,
white cotton filled, dark pat
terns; the greatest comforter
value ever offered for. .-31.19
Women's Neckwear Bargains Today
Every item q worthy oneValues you will enthuse over
"Washable Stocks in Scrim, Linen,Madras and
Bolting Cloth ; trimmed in French knots, inser
tion and piping; regular 35c and 50c
values for, each r.
White China Silk Collars without tabs embroid
ered in Persian, green, lavender and light blue;
roses and dotted designs; 35c values q
on sale for I -71
Surah Silk Windsor Ties; 2-yard lengths, with
Dresden ends; $1.25 values 75
Round Yokes with Stock Combined, made of tor
chon lace, lawn bands and pleated; -JQ
great special values at
Just received new line of "Kaiser" Stocks of sheer
lawn, eyelet embroidered. and black stitched,
tailored effects, with narrow hem
stitched turnovers; each, 35c to....
Hammocks, Croquet Sets Reduced
8-ball Croquet Sets, regular $1.65 value for, per set.... $1.39
6-ball Croquet Sets; regular $1.10 value for, per set S9d
4-ball Croquet Sets; regular $1.65 value for, per set $1.39
All our 85c Hammocks on sale for, each 69 ?
All our $1.25 Hammocks on sale for, each 1.., 99i
All our $2.25 Hammocks on sale for, each . S1.84
Hammock Stand, regular $6.00 value for, each . $4.75
Canvas Folding Porch Chairs, with back rest, $1;75 value. $1.26
Regular 50c Camp Chairs on sale for, each 39
1000 Camp Stools on sale at, each 26b
New line of Automobiles for Boys; $3.50 to $25.00
Fiber Rugs and Fiber Carpets
We call attention today to the new Fiber Rugs and Car
pets, close woven, and durable, Fiber Rugs that will give
thorough satisfaction Colors
are fast, patterns beautiful,
dainty and artistic; the best
line of inexpensive floor cov
erings on the market
Fiber Carpet; big variety of pat
terns; sewed, laid and
lined for, per yard VIC
26x60 Fiber Rugs $1.65 Ea.
36x72 Fiber Rugs $2.25 Ea.
6x9 ft. Fiber Rugs $7.50 Ea.
7.6x10.6 Fiber Rugs $ 9.50
9x12 ft. Fiber Rugs $12.00
August Carpet Sale Continues
$1.25 quality Windsor Brussels Car
pets, Oriental and two-toned ef- '
fects; the best wearing carpet on '
the market; guaranteed to wear as
good as any body Brussels; regu
lar JL25 quality; sewed, laid and
low price, per yard c q !
lined at the remarkably s UO j
$1.15 quality Cordova Brussels, a
splendid carpet tor parlors and !
dining-rooms; Oriental and two-
toned effects with beautiful bor- !
dors to match; regular $ '
grade; sewed, laid and lined oq, ;
at. yard yoc 1
J1.)0 quality Brussels Carpets; with
or without borders; Oriental and
floral designs; 20 patterns to
choose from; excellent carpet
for all-round wear; 51.00 grado;
sewed, laid and lined for QA
this low price, yard 04C
Melrose Ingrain Carpets, 60c qual
ity, 12 beautiful patterns; the
best Inexpensive Ingrain on the
market; sewed, laid and lined
fcr this low price, per yard.. 40c
Sole Agents Ostermoor Mattresses
Sole agents for ,03termoo,, Patent Elastic Felt Mattresses. Better than hair
and .cost about one-half All sizes Orders promptly filled. Iron Beds, Cots,
Pillows, Springs, Blankets, Comforters, etc.