THE - 3IORNING OREG.OXIAN, THURSD AY, JANUARY 25, 1906. LAND-FRAUDS MAY NOW BE PUSHED Honest Man Found Who Will Prosecute the McKinley Puter Quartet. LAW IS SEEKING FUGITIVES Notorious Offenders Snid lo Be Secreted In California De scriptive Circulars Arc Sent Out. & A. D. -Puter. Horace G. McKinlcy. Mafic Ware McKinlcy and Emma !. Watson nill all be In Uic limelight again in h sliort time if tne efforts of the State Land Office are of any avail. All four of the principals In the sreat tte' hind certificate frauds arc known to le hidden away in two or three of the PaHfic Coast States and their ap prehension is but a matter of a short time, oncft they are really wanted by the agents of the law. At Inst a man has been found whose intensions were righteous when he purchased state land of the unlawful syndicate and he has promised State Land Agent Oswald West and Governor Chamberlain he will stand behind any prosecutions which may be brought by the depart ment or the state. And with these prpniises in mind, the search for the vanished speculators- Kas been resumed and it is hoped that the trials will be a matter of the immediate future. Land Agent West has caused to be printed a large number of photographs of. Puter and jMcIvinley. together with des riptions of the men and has had these sent to every newspaper of prominence and to the Government of ficials of every country,, bordering on the- Pacific as well a to every city and hamlet of the- United States and Can ada. It is expected that by these means tt will be but a short time until the geniuses of the Oregon land frauds will be run from cover and brought to the notice of the authorities. Believe Quarry is Near. But in'spite uf these elaborate prep arations it is net thought that the hunt will be a long one or that the game is far to ek. It is pretty generally known, or at Hast suspected, that Mc Kinlcy and Puter are together in a certain California town, while Marie Ware McKinlcy is seeking domestic peace in a different city and another state While. the days of romance were new, so it is" told, Marie and Horace came and went in harmony and peace, but so soon as the bonds of matrimony had circled them round, trouble began and the. newly made wife began to lay down the law to Mr. McKinlcy -with the result that already their paths have diverged and It takes two cities to hold them. But the fact remains that Put-er and McKinlcy. the wo chiefs of the suite land -fraud tfansact ion's, arc practically surrounded, and can be taken by the authorities in. n short time if needed. IWHoncsl ArajTlsFouiid. I; is a lurther fact Yhat the state has at last found -a man who will stand pat in tlie prosecution of the frauds. This nfan is a L.a Crosse lumberman, who, in the past, has been a close friend of McKiniey's and one who was induced to take a large number or the fraud ulent certificates as collateral when McKinlcy came tohim as a suppliant for money and credit. He. unlike a large number of the other men nipped by the frauds, was nonest in his trans actions, and had no idea of fraud. He therefore is In a position to stand be hind the state in its prosecution, and it is his intention so to do. AT THE THEATERS What the Press Agents Say. ORIENTALS AT THE BAKER Mojjt Gorgeous and Spectacular Bur lesque to Be Seen Tills Week. Have you never been to a burlesque show? If ou have not and have any curlosltv as to what one is like, start the ball to rolling bj a visit to the Baker this week, where one of the most typical, as well as the most beau tiful and entertaining burle-squcs of the sea .n is being presented. This is the -triumph r extravaganza, -the most gorgqpus Hower of the garden Watson's Orientals. In the vaude illr olio between the two burlesques, there if ah act that alone is worth the urice of admission, one that will hold vou awed fawinatcd by its very daring. This is j.er- lormea uy the Tamamato Jans. The last per formance of Watson's Orientals Js the-.Sat-urday matinee, ?o don't make a mistake ."and put off going tilt Saturday .night, .which 'to many do cvory week at the Baker. A 'Popular Attraction. The Charles A. Taylor Company has a hold on the hearts of Portland thcator-goera, espe cially those whok love to ee a. clean, moral flay full of heart interest, and with a thrll' or two of sensation Ibrown In now and then. The "Little Church Around the Corner." which is drawing large crowds this week, is a play of that kind, and tjie interest or the audi ences in the. story Is wonderful. The fiuperb acting of. the charming Ailleen May. in the part of the much-wronged wife, is giving this already popular-leading woman a more power ful Influence than .ever Jn. Portland. Little Edythe, a. sweet child, is winning the hearts of every .one this week by her fetching pecnes and piquant ways. Cards, with the picture of this wonderful chl'd actress, will be given to all who attend the Saturday matinee. SCATS FOR THE GRAND OPERA Mall Orders for Season and Singlo Operas Being Received. ' Both in and out-of-town mail orders arc being rccolvcd for the Savage Grand -Qncra Company, which comes to the Marquam Grand Theater Monday night, February 5. The open ing bill will be "Tanhauser"; Tuesday nlcht, La Bohemc"; Wednesday matinee, "Lohcn. grin"; WedneHlay night. ."Faust." Season orders take -preference over single opera or ders. Mail . orders for season ticket arc taken .-out and returned before window sale Of season tickets. January 20. Mail orders for single operas arc taken out Tuesday, January 30. and returned before regular single sale at box" office. Thursday. February 1. Address order and-. make . checks .'and money-orde'rs payable to W. T. Panglc, .llarquam Grand Theater. -' Inclose a self-addressed stamped cnrelppo .for .safe return. Musicians' Benefit Next Week. The Musicians' Mutual Association, local. NO. VQ, A. F. of M., comprising all the lead, ing musicians in the city, both in" arid Out side of the theaters, will give a grand or chestra, concert of 50 musician.-', directed by Edgar E. Coursen and assisted by Mrs. Hose BloirBauer:jEoprano; Mrs. Walter Iteed. con iraly; Frank Richter. pianist at the Mar quam Grarid Theater In the -near "future. ,A monerter' vaudeville peif&fmancc will be given Immediately iollowlng the concert, presented by" the leading features from the four vaude villc houses in the "city. " " Tickets can be bought from any professional musician in the city or at the box office of the Marauam Grand Theater. A Rare Treat for Women. The beauty culture and facial blemishes lecture, which takes place on Wednesday af ternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Murquam Crawl Theater, has caused great Interest among the ladies. So highly is Dr. Crirtlon endorsed by" the pulpit. V. W. C. A. secretaries. United States Senators' wives and other leadlnc women of America. ' that his lecture will prove the event of the season to women. In order not to disturb the loc'ture after Dr. Crlstlon begins, ladles are requested to be seated by 2:3ft o'clock on Wodnrwiay after noon. The lecture is for ladles only. "Hooligan in New York. That bright, breezy and spirited comedy. "Hooligan in New York," now being-presented by a company of clever funmakcrs, will be the attraction at the Empire all next week, starting- Sunday matinee. This comedy Is one of Xhc rattling? humorous kind that Js ever popular with theater patrons, and it I fllloa (to the brim with charming saUre. up-to-date specialties and all that goes t make a pleasurable evening's entertainment. A Ms street parade will be given by Hooligan and bin band and ail the famous eartoun charac ters will be represented. Miner's "Americans.' All that is new and novel la vaudeville and burlesque Imh been Incorporated in the performance of Miner's "Americans." who open their engagement at the Baker next Sun day matinee. Manager Miner, with Ms lng experience in this line, has Hard neither time nor expense in putting on the "Ameri cans" this season. "A Yankee Doodl Girl." in two acts, -by Barney Gerard, was written for laughing purposes only. There is notn dull moment throughout the entire perfor mance. L INSPECT 0. N. G. COL. JAMES JACKSON LEAVES ON ANNUAL TOUR OF STATE. Will Examine Militia Organizations. Company K Seeks First Honors.' Colonel Janios Jackson. U. S. A... re tired, who Is Inspector-General of the Oregon National Guard, has departed on Iiis annual tour of Inspection of that or ganization. Commencing with Company B, first separate battalion at Ashland, which lie will inspect tonight. Colonel Jackson will visit each company in the state in turn. Tlte Inspector will be occu pied with the out-of-town companies tin-. til February s, and after that date the inspection of the local organizations will be inaugurated. Ail the National Guard companies have been preparing for this affair for several months, and the competition for the honor of carrying off the highest percent age of excellence is of the keenest, it boing the ambition of the commanders of each Individual company to receive the best marking on the Visit of Colonel Jackson. Company IC. of Portland, won the honors at the last annual inspection, and the of ficers and men of this organization state that they are out for the honor a pa in, and thal-Lbe company that scores over them will -.have to be "more than perfect" to gain the laurels. Thp Third Infantry companies stationed in Pprlland have been burnishing up their accoutrements for the past several months In anticipation of this event, and Company K will have several rlvalsTor the honors on the date- of the local insiwction. The inspection will be at S:30 o'clock P. M. on. the following dates; B Company. First Separate Battalion Ashland. Thursday. January' 23. D Company. First Separate Battalion Jtoseburg, Saturday. January 27. Headquarters Staff. First Separate Bat talionEugene. Monday. January 29. C Company. -First Separate Battalion Eugene, Monday. January 29. A Company. First Separate Battalion Eugene. Tuesday. January 30. G Company. Third Infantry Albany. Wednesday, January 31. Troop A. Cavalry Lebanon, Thursday, February 1. M Company. Third Infantry Salom. Friday, February 2. I Company. Third Infantry Woodbarn, Saturday. February 8. D Company. Third Infantry The Dalies. Monday, February 5. L Company. Third Infantry La Grande. Wednesday. February 7. A Company. Third infantry Baker City, Thursday, February S. H Company. Third Infantry Portland. Monday.- -February 12. B Company. Third Infantry Portland, Tuesday, February 13. F Company. Third Infantry Portland, Wednesday. February 14. E Company. Third Infantry Portland. Thursday, February ! First Battery. Field Artillery Portland, Friday, February 16. K Company, Third Infantry, Portland, Monday. February 19. Headquarters Staff, Band. Third Infan tryPortland, Tuesday. February 20. Hospital Detachment Portland, Tues day. February 20. C Company, Third Infantry Portland. February 21. MESSENGER BOYS HOSTILE Oh Tjookout .for Practical Jokers Who Send In Fake Call. ' Several dozen infuriated messenger boys are waiting to wreak their ven geance, upon certain so-called practical jokers. If the identity of Ihe persons who haye bothered the messenger boys beyond endurance for the past few weeks Is disclosed there will undoubt edly be trouble. Again and again during the past fortnight or so messenger boys of Portland have answered "fake" calls until tncy have a feeling of apprehen sion whenever they hear-the tolephone ring. All manner of schemes have been tried to catch those who delight in making -extra work for the boys with out avail. Hardly a night passes that there are not two or three false alarms. Recently a call was -sent into the Hasty Messenger Company for a mes senger at a residence on the East Side close to the city limits. The boy was instructed to call at the house at 12:30 d'clock in the mdrning. This he did and aroused some Innocent man who knew nothing about a call. At 1:30 o'clock a boy from the City Messenger company ' called and again wakened the man. The latter was very angry at being repeatedly disturbed. At 2:30 o'clock still another messen ger boy from the A, D. Tv company called at the house. This time tlio man was so inrurlatcd that it is sid the boybarely escaped -with a whole skin. Generally. -It -is a man who .talks-over the telephone and scnd the boys astray, but Women and vcn children have been known to send In the fake calls. r- PKLIGHTFCL NEWPORT. - Splendid Weather at This Popular Pactfc Coast Retort. Delightful in every particular "is the weather at Newport, and the Southern Pacific and the Corvallls & .Eastern rail roads have resumed -their cheap rates to this place for the Winter. Particulars by asking at Third and Washington streets, Portland. ' Murine Bj e Remeay cures K'fr: Makes Weak Sym Strang, ieeHua yt Pita; ItotM't Scurv CNIL SERVICE S (Continued From rage I.) voters of the City of Portland," applies to a captain of police. As Patrick Bruin was not a registered voter of the City of Portland when he was appointed captain of police on November A, 1905, his ap pointment was In violation of said sec tion of the charter. Civil Service Jlulcs Violated. THIRD Section 313 of the charter pro vides that "whenever there shall be a vacancy in any position In the classified civil service, the appointing authority shall Immediately notify the Commission thereof." This provision was violated by RULE VIOLATED CHARTER CIVIL SERVICE PROVISIONS FLAGRANTLY VIOLATED AND BRUIN HOLDS CAPTAINCY IL LEGALLY, DECLARES COMMITTEE At r glance, the findings and i-ccommriHlations of the sHci coiimitt.c of the City Council in the recent I n vest Ignt ion of Civil Service methods In x Portland under Mayor line's administration, are h follows: I That Captain Patrick Bruin was not a resident of Portlnml. I That Captain Bruin's appointment is therefore Illegal. I Tim Bruin was not" a registered voter, ami his appointment violated I section 155 of the charter. t That there were five names on the eligible list for Captaincies, "for many 1 months. That the appointing power violated the charter provision by falling to -promptly notify the Civil Service Commission of vacancies. f That tailuro promptly to notify the Commission materially aided in Patrick t Bruin's appointment, as the Use of othor ollglbles was abolished. That auction 316. calling for examinations for promotions, was fiagranlly disregarded by the Commission. I That it was entirely practicable to All the vacancy by promotion to which i Bruin was appointed. . I That Commissioner Brewster's statement that there were not honest and i competent officers for promotion is the strongest possible condemnation of J tlte theory of civil service. That Bruin was not a citizen of the United State, nor had he resided in i Portland a year irkr to his examination. 4 . That changes in civil service rules aided Bruin. That section -311 of the charter was violated in the oral examination thai resulted in Bruin's appointment. T That those c-aslons of charter provisions and the appointment of a i stranger discourages honest officers and demoralizes the police force. That the City Attorney should give an opinion as to" remedies for these violations, and the legal remedies shouki Immediately be invoked. the action of tins appointing authority in falling to 'notify the Commission until Xovembor 2. 1905, of the vacancy created on July 7. 195. by the promotion of Carl Gritzmacher from captain of police to Acting Chief of Police. As there were Ave candidates eligible for appointment as captains on the Commission's register from July 7 to September 20, 1805, and -on the latter date their names were stricken from such register and the Commission was not notified of this vacancy until after the examination in which Patrick Bruin was a successful candidate. It Is manifest that this failure on the part of the appointing authority to promptly notify the Commission cf the vacancy, and the action of the Commission in striking the names of said five . eligible candidates from the register, contributed materially to the appointment of Patrick Bruin as captain of police on November 4, 1905. Charter Flagrantly Disregarded. FOURTH The law and spirit of section 316 of the charter relating to promotions seems to have been 'flagrantly disregarded by the Commission. Rule 33 of the old rules, which provided specifically for ex aminations for promotions, was such a rule as .that section of the charter re--quired the Commission to ennct and en force. The language of. the charter Is: "The Commission shall, by its rules, pro vide for promotions in tlte classified serv ice, on the basis of ascertained merit and seniority in service, and standing upon examination, and shall provide that in all cases where practicable, vacancies shall be filled by promotions." When the Commission, In revising Its rules on October 11, 1905, abolished old rule 33 and substituted no similar one therefor, It disobeyed the plain mandate of the char ter; for after such change the Ccmmls slon had no rule which provided for pro- EVIDENCE UPON WHICH FINDINGS OF COUNCIL COM MITTEE WERE BASED Six sessions of the committee were held, at which numerous witnesses ware examined, showing: That Patrick Brula.jatcr appointed Captain of Police, was examined In a private room, orally, by Postmaster Mlnto and James Nevlns. That no records of the so-called examination wore -kept. That neither of the Civil Service Commissioners personally conducted any portion of the examination. That credits were marked on papers of applicant by Secretary McPherson, and ratings were made by the examiners accordingly. That no notice of an oral examination was given, and it was admitted by Secretary McPherson that this was unheard of. That prominent men of Portland had advised policemen that the examina tion was "cut and dried for Bruin." before It was held. That. Pn trick Bruin had not secured his final citizenship papers and had not lived In Portland a year previous to the examination, as required by the charter. That Patrick Bruin, while stHl drawing a salary as an officer of the Philippine Constabulary, was Mayor Lane's private detective. That Mayor Lane connived to change every rule of civil service thafstood In Bruin's way. That In order, to "boost" Bruin Into a captaincy; a provision of the charter calling for competitive examinations for promotions was abolished and pro motion was destroyed. That a list of five cligibles for captaincies was wiped out. to make way for Bruin. r That Mayor Lane anil Commissioners Brewster and Willis had no confi dence in the police force, and wished outside talent. - "v motions. No satisfactory reason has been offered or can be given for the aboli tion of that old rule. Though the charter expressly directs the' Commission to pro vide for promotion by Its-rules, It also expressly provides that in all cases where practicable, vacancies shall be filled by promotion. It was entirely practicable lo fill by .promotion the vacancy to which Patrick Bruin was appointed. There could be no stronger condemnation ef the Whole theory , of civil service than the position taken by Commissioner Brewster, when he said, that, though there were 115 men In the Police Department In lower ranks than captain, all ef whom secured their appointments as the result of suc cessful civil service examinations, and several ef whem had been pert arming the duties ef captain In a satisfactory ana creditable manner, there were not enouQh honest and competent men In the de partment to make it practicable to hold an examination for promotion. Loose Administrative Methods. FIFTH At the time Patrick Brulrr filed his application for examination he was not a citizen of the United States and had not resided a year In the City of Portland. The former fact was known to the Commission when they gave him the highest rating of the sbc candidates who took the examination. The latter fact could easily have been ascertained by the Commission If It had made such In quiries as a reading of Bruin's evasive statement concerning residence in his ap plication should have prompted. The fact that both these matters were overlooked by the Commission tends to show rather loose administrative methods. Clinnscs Benefited Bruliv SIXTH The changes made In the rules of the Commission at about the time Patrick Bruin's application for examlna- tlon was filed, which changes went Into effect the day before the examination was held, made Bruin's examination and ap pointment possible Jf these changes had not been made Bruin could not have par ticipated in the examination for or been appointed as captain of police on No vember 4. 1905. Scope of Kxaiuinntioii Clinnpcd. SEVENTH The rules, both old and new, required and provided for tlte giving of an ofliclal notice to onch applicant of the time, place and general seoe of the examination for the position sought. In pursuance of this rule the candidates were notified that the exumina'lion for captain would consist of a physical ex amination atid ji. written examination, and that the Inner would be confined to only one subject. t6 wit. "Kxpcrlonce." The examination held was substaotlally different from the one described In the notice, In that the notice provided for no oral examination and the oral examina tion which was tield embraced other sub. Jects than experience. A Spirit or Charier Violated. EIGHTH The charter especially re quires that all civil service examinations shall be open competitive examinations. The oral examination conducted by Mlnto and Nevlns, upon which was almost en tirely based their recommendations and the markings of the Commission, was not a competitive examination. No examina tion is competitive unless the same ques tions are propounded and the same tests applied to the different persons partici pating therein. .The same questions and tests were not propounded and applied by Mlnto and Nevlns to the several can didates they examined. We believe sec tions 306 and 311 of the charter, which provide that all examinations must be open and competitive, were violated by this oral examination and the appoint ment of Patrick Bruin based thereon. Demoralizes the Police Force. NINTH These evasions and violations of the civil service provisions of our charter, which culminated In the appoint- ment of a stranger In our city as captain of police in .the face of a lav which pro vides that vacancies shall be filled by promotion, must greatly discourage all honest, efficient and ambitious members of the Police Department, and tend to the demorallratlon of the police service as a whole. TENTH In conclusion, we would recommend that the City Attorney be re quested to give an opinion as to what remedies are available and appropriate for the violations of the charter herein pointed out. Any legal remedy which Is available and appropriate for such viola tions should be promptly Invoked. .Respectfully submitted. A. N. WILLS. Chairman. H. A, BELDIJCG, THOMAS GRAY. . Committee. Council AdopUT llic licport. After the reading of the report of the committee bad been concluded, .Couacll- man Bennett moved its adoption. Coun cilman Annand seconding. Councilman Vaughn had somewhat re covered his equilibrium by this time, and suggested that owing to the voluminous character of the report. It was no more than right that the Council should go into the records and satisfy itself as to the truth of the findings. He favored postponing action for six weeks. It neces sary, and it was evidently his object to fight for delay. Councilman Annand stated that the Council had appointed the committee, and he. for one. was willing to abide by their report. Vaughn aneerlngly inquired if the com mute had read the report, and. for this remark was brought up with a round turn by Bennett, who indignantly char acterized Vaughn's insinuation as an "un necessary slam." and moved the previous question. The report was thereupon adopted, all voting aye except Vaughn. City Attorpcy McNary's Views. City Attorney MeNary was seen after the report of the Civil Service investigat ing committee had been submitted to the Council, and gave out the following state ment: "The charter provides that the City At torney has autliority over, subject to the control of the Council, the litigation of the city and legal matters in which it is interested, and it further provides that PATRICK BRUIN. i Whoe Appointment Is Held By Coun cil to Be Violation of Civil Service ITovMon of Charter. the City Attorney shall, upon the writ ten direction of the Council, institute ac tions in any court or tribunal upon behalf of the city or Board or Commission there of. It further provides that he shall give his advice and opinion in writing concern ing any matter in which the city Is In terested when required, by the Mayor. Council or any committee thereof or board of the city. "In the report of the special committee appointed to investigate certain ru(Tng3 ami proceedings of the Civil Service Com mlsstou and especially the eligibility and appointment of Patrick Bruin to a" posi tion in the Police Department. It is recom mended that the City Attorney bo re quested to give an opinion as to what remedies are available and appropriate for the violations of the charter by the Civil Service Commission pointed out In the report: and further says that any legal remedy which Is available and ap propriate for such violations should be promptly invoked. "No requirement of action on the part of the City Attorney Is made. 1 shall carefully consider the findings and con clusions of the committee, and comply wlth their request for the opinion de sired, but shall not Institute any proceed ings in the premises until directed by the Council. "The findings of the committee would sem to call for Home decided action in behalf of the charter." WANTS JOB WORST WAY IS. Alexander Says He 3Iay Strive to Be State Treasurer. R. Ale'xamlcr. who operates the large general store at Pendleton, has almost de cided to become a candidate for the nom ination for State Treasurer on the Repub lican ticket. Mr. Alexander is now a guest at the Imperial Hotel. He has taken the matter under consideration, and will make his announcement whether he will become a candidate some time this week. About eight years ago Mr. Alex ander made an effort to secure this office, but was defeated by a scant majority. "I want that position the worst way, and If 1 should make the effort I believe 1 could get It." said Mr. Alexander yes terday afternoon. "But I do not know whether It Is advisable for me to run or not. I have many interests to consider. My friends want me to run. andare con fident of success, and I believe the op portunity of a lifetime Is offered me. But. as 1 said before. I have to think before I make the race. In a few days, however. 1 shall state the course I Intend to pur sue." Dclcpatc May Have Been Murdered. DES MOINES. Jan. 21. John Freestone, delegate to the United Mlneworkers Con vention at Indianapolis. Is said to have been murdered on the way. Freestone left home for the convention two weeks ago with a considerable sum of money on his person, and has not been beard from since. DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT. PORTLAND, Jan. 24. Maximum tempera tare. 56 der.: minimum. 4S. River reading at 11 A. M.. 7 feet: change in past 24 hours, rise. 1.1 feet. Total precipitation. 5 P. M. to 3 P. M.. 0.23 of an inch: total .slnce September I. 1&03. 22.02 inches; normal. 24.94 Inches: deficiency. 2.04 Inches. Total Kunnhinc January 23. 1903. 23 minutes; pos sible. 0 hours and 20 minutes. PACIFIC COAST WEATHER. -to 2. 5a STATIONS Baker City.. Blitmarck . Boise Eureka Helena Kxmloop. B. ..40; T I 6'SE . . fi O.OOl OlSE . 4?0.00 4S . . y 0.O0VI4-SW (Cloudy Clear ICIoudv rcioudy Pt. Cldy. . JCIoudy fRaln iPu Cldy. "Cloudy 'Cloudy JCIcudy (Cloudy Clear Cloud v jCloudy (Cloudy LRain Cloudy C- -- so.oo'. .! North Heaa Pocatello Portland Red Bluff RoeburK. . Sacramento Salt Lake City. San Francisco. . Spokane Seattle Taiooih Inland. Walla Walla... . . O.02CfiSE ...ss'aoors'E .. .-.tVO.OU 4'SE . . T'O.OOt 41NW . ..62,U.O0: 4N . . .'otro.otM e'xw . . . .vo.oo; 4'sw . . iSO'O.oOi 4 IN . . . ,t'O.02i 4SE ..i3S'0.0S 4'SE . . 32'0.02;24,S . . iC0 T I -SISE T trace. WEATHER FORECASTS. Forecasts made at Portland for the 2S hours ending at midnight. January 23: Portland and vicinity Occasional light rain. Southerly winds. Western Oregon and Western Washington Occasional light rain. Southerly winds. Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and Idaho Occasional light rain or snow. WEATHER CONDITIONS. The barometer continues highest over Southern Idaho and lowest off Cape Flatten, without there being any disturbance of pro nounced character In evidence. Light ralRs have occurred during the last 2t hours in Xortkcm Orejon, WxshlcKtos asd North era 21 1 2 5, 2. 3 i o o - ?o 2. 51 ; o I ? : ? HOTEL Fifth and Washington Streets EUROPEAN PLAN Rooms, SI. 66 to $3.09 Per Day . According to "Location. J. F. DAYEES. President. St. Charles Hotel CO. (INCORPORATED) FRONT AND MORRISON STS., PORTLAND, OR. European Plan Rooms 75c to $2 First-Class Restaurant in Connection HOTEL OREGON ! , CORNER SEVENTH AND STARK STS. I I Portland's Newand Modern Hotel. Rates$l per Day and Up. J I European Plan Free Bus. ; WRIGHT- DICKINSON HOTEL CO., Props. Idaho. The temperatures In the North Pa cific States are from JO to 20 degrees above the seasonal average. The Indications are for a continuation oC the present weather for 2t hours longer. EDWARD A. BEAUS. District Forecaster. CLASSIFIEDAD. RATES. Room? "Room and Board," "Ilouse keenlng Roonn. 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Gil man. Auctioneer. At Baker's Auction House, corner Aider and Park st. Sale at in o'clock sharp. Geo. Baker & Son. Auctioneers. MEETING NOTICES. COLUMBIA LODGE. NO. 111. A. F. & A. M. Special communication this (Thursday) evening. 7:SO o'clock. Masonic Tcmsle. Work in M. M. degree. All Master Mamnw invited. B. S. PA CUE. Secretary. DIED. ROUTI.EDGE At Portland Sanitarium. Jan uary 2S. Clarence David Routledse. aged 23 years. 3 months and 2 day?. Cause, ty'ihoid fever. FUNERAL NOTICES. HARRISON At Seattle, Wash.. January 21. 1005. Battle Harris'on. Funeral from F. S Dunning's undertaking parlors. E. tUh and 13. Alder sts. Burial Lone Fir cemetery. ROUTLEDGE The funeral services of Clar. enee David Routledse will be held at the family residence. -ISS East Davis Ht,. Thurs day. 23th. at 2 P. M. Friends respectfully Invited. Interment at Lone Fir cemetery. CASADAY At Spokane. Wash.. Jan. 22. WOO Mary E. Hammond Casaday. wife of N. L. Casaday. aged 35 year. 7 months and 1.1 days. Funernl will take place to day. Jan. 25. at 2:20 P. M. from the Cre matorium. Friends Invited. F1SHEB In this city. January 25. lOOti. at the family residence. 3l Third st., David Lewis Fisher, aged 63 years. Friends are respectfully Invited to attend the funeral services, which will be held at the above residence at 2 P. M. today. Thursday. Jan uary 23. J. r. FIN LEY Jk SON 'Funeral directors and embalmers. No. 201 3d t cor. Madison. Day or night call promptly attended. Ex perienced lady assistant when desired. Of fice of County Coroner. Phone Main 0. DUNNING. MENTKE & GILBAUGH. Suc cessors to Dunning Campion, undertakers and embalmers; modern In every detail; 7th and line, l'hoae Main 430. I-atly assistant. EDWARD HOLMAN CO.. Undertakers and embalmers. have moved to their new build ing. Third and Salmon. Lady assistant. Phone No. 307. F. S. DUNNING. Undertaker. 414 East Alder. Lady assistant. Phone East 32. ZELLER-BYRNES CO.. Undertakers. Em balmers. 273 Russell. East' 1088. Lady ass't. TONÐ CO., florists. Artistic floral designs. 123 6th st. Those Main 5102. NEW TODAY. TO THE PORTLAND CAPITALIST We are making a specialty of collecting rents of LARGE BUILDINGS and have the BEST OF FACILITIES for carrylnjc out your wishes as an agent. Our refer ences are of the HIGHEST CHARACTER and we rollcit your patronage. R. 11. BLOSSOM. 310 CHAMBER OF COM MERCE. OLD GOLD. JEWELR5. BOUGHT. MADE over, exchanged: diamonds, precious stones, loose and mounted: watches; Jewelry, re paired. Uncle Myers, Jeweler. 143 3dAlder. FOR REAL ESTATE. RENTALS, MORTGAGE LOANS AND FIRE INSURANCE Apply R. H. BLOSSOM. 316 Chamber of Commerce. Beautiful Home in Piedmont. 8 Rooms, Modern. Phone East 62 79 $35-Lots on the Car Line 50x100 feet each for 323 Is the full pur chase price, all cash, for lota on the car line and river. The HIbernIa Savings Bank has sold, within the lost 40 days 00 out of the 700 lots offered for sale, and will continue to sell until every lot Is sold. Irrespective of their values. These lots are situated on Main ave.. which Is now bcln? Improved. Title perfect. For particulars Inquir ream 3Qg, McKay bldgv. 3d and Stark sts. An ideal tract of THIRTY ACRES . with 700 Feet of Water Front and rapid car-service in rear. Just the place for a person with means to build up a Rivervilla Home. Enquire B S. COOK & CO., 251 Alder Street. PERKINS PORTLAND, OREGON First-Class Check Restaurant Connected With Hotel. C. O. DAYIS, Sec. and Treas. AirUSEMENTS. Marquam Grand Theater FREE FOR LADIES ONLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 31, AT 2:30 O'CLOCK A Scientific Lecture on Beauty Culture and Facial Blemishes BY DR. CRISTION, M. D., A. M. Late of Paris Academy ot Sciences BEAUTY DOCTOR TO MMES. BERNHARDT. CALVE. PATTI and LANGTRY. Assisted by One of the Most Beautiful Women of Her Age. VI ME. MAYE B. D. Wednesday Afternoon's Lecture U free. Thuixlay Afternoon's Admission 50c. BakerTheater Onion IbiaterCe., Usui Eia. L. BiUr. Mr. Yamhill and Third Sts. Phone Main 1!07. The theater that has made Musical Bur lesque popular in Portland. Packed Houses This Week to See W. B. WATSON'S FAMOUS ORIENTALS Two Reflned Burlesques the Dainty ".Miss Clover" and "Bashful Venus." SATURDAY MAT.. LAST PERFORMANCE. Evening- prices 25c. 33c. 30c. 73c. Sunday and Saturday matinee 13c. 23c. 33c. 30c. Next Attraction. Startinc Sunday Matinee. "MINERS AMERICANS." Empire Theater UtliitindMirrliii rneai Mab 11 MILTON W. SEAMAN. Manager IST WEEK OF THE POPULAR Charles A. Taylor Company, in The little Church Around the Comer" Every night an'l Saturday matinee. Evening prices. 15. 23. 35. &yc: matinee. 10. 13. 23c. Next week. "Hooligan in New York." DRAMATIC READING OF "AS YOU LIKE IT" BY 51 ISS LOUISE FORSYTH ST. HELEN'S' HALL Thursday Evening. January 30. S P. 51 Tickets. 30c. For sale at Woodard. ClarK & Co. STAR The Roberts Four The Tno Droles The Devoe Brothers The Mcllendrys W. H. Hartford Staroscope. THEATER Week of January 22. Annie Abbott. Come and lift her. PRICES; 10c to any seat except boxes GRAND THEATER Week of January 22. PHROSO? He? She? or It? Latest London Sensation. Mr. and Mrs. Robyns Oro and Nelson De Carlo and Stokes Miss Lillian Melbourne Harold Hon Grandoticope. Prices Evening!, Sun days and Holidays. 10. 20. 30c: mats.. 10c to any seat except boxes. Best Vaudeville Acts. PANTAGES Fourth and Stark Sts. THE GREAT WEBER FAMILY. Pearl and Cassldy. Meadows and Lasaare. GOLDEN GATE QUARTET. Arnoldo. tfo White. Movinr Pictures. Selected Orchestra. Matinees each afternoon at 2:00; nights at 7:3o and 9 o'clock. General admission, TEN cents, with 7 rows at 20 cents. CHINATOWN In all Its splendor, with an official guide. Leaves It 'J Second st. tonight at S:15. A beautiful souvenir and dainty refresh menu at Chinese restaurant, all for 75c PORTLAND CHINATOWN GUIDE CO., SEID BACK. JR.. "Manager. NEW OREGONIAN 'PHONE. The Morning Oregonian and Evening Tele gram have installed a private telephone ex chance. Main' 7679. If anyone desires to communicate by 'phone with any department of The Oregonian or Evening Telegram, let him call Main 7070. The office operator will make the proper- call, for example, If you desire the city editor of The Oregonian. call Mala 7870. The operator responds, "Orego nian and Telegram." Then ask for "City Editor OregoniaB." NEW TODAY. June Creamery Butter, 50c and 55s Best Creamery Dairy Butter Eggs, two dozen-..-....... Ranch eggs..... Picnic Hams Cottage Hams Best Sugar-Cured Hams... 60 65c -tOfcWc ...... -loc vOc 0c 10c 13c Bacon i 15c All goods retailed at wholesale nrices. Re member Saturday la chicken day. Chickens cheaper this week. 1.A GRANDE CREAMERY. 204 Yamhill St. FRED WESTERDAL, MASSEUR Graduate Stockholm. Cures by a new method. Head, nose, throat and stomach, diseases and rheumatism. 217 Oregoalan, bldg. Phone Hood 552. Hours. 12-2; 5-. House For Sale At a bargain, ob ay terms. Jut completed. tinted walls, grate, porcelain bath. Gas In. hot and cold water "cob nectkws made. Best feuy oaraariet AUxeee O 88, care Oregoaiaa.