Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 25, 1906, Page 12, Image 12

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    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.
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2.
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STATIONS
Baker City..
Blitmarck .
Boise
Eureka
Helena
Kxmloop. B.
..40; T I 6'SE
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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
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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. "Situations Wanted," 15
word or le15 cent: 16 to 20 words. 20
cents: 21 to 25 words. 25 cents, etc. Sb dis
count for additional Insertions.
UNDER ALL OTHER HEADS, except
"New Today." 30 cent for 15 words or less:
16 to 20 words. 40 cents; 21 to 25 word. 50
cents, etc. first Insertion. Each additional
Insertion, one-half; no further discount un
der one month.
"NEW TODAY" (gange measure ngate). 15
cent per line, first Insertion; 10 cents per
line for each additional Insertion.
ANSWERS TO ADVERTISEMENTS, ad
dressed care The Oregonian. and left at this
office, should always be Inclosed In sealed
envelopes. No stamp is required on such
letters.
The Oregonian will not be responsible for
error In advertisements taken through the
telephone.
AUCTION SAI,ES TODAY.
By J. T. Wilson at 545 Washington st ,
at 10 A. M. J. T. Wilson, auctioneer.
At the Portland Auction Rooms. 211 1st
st. Sale 2 P. M. C U. Ford, auctioneer.
At Gllman's Auction Rooms. -413 Wanhington
St.. at 10 o'clock A. M. S. I- N. 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.
TON&ETH 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.