Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 06, 1906, Page 10, Image 10

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THE ZIORNIXG OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6,. 1906.
WARM SESSION OF
COUNCIL PRLIMiSED
Fight Expected on Measures
to' Come Before Meeting
This Afternoon.
MINISTERS TO BE ON HAND
AVItli Women, They Will Try to Pre
vent Passage of Ordinance Per
mitting Music in Saloons.
Other Important Bills.
The mcetinc of the City Council this
afternoon will probably be one of the
most highly exciting sessions held' in
yearn, as many matters of utmost in
terest and importance are to be consid
ered. Principally among thorn is the ordi
nance which would permit music In
raloons, against the passage of which the
temperance and anti-saloon enthusiasts
are marshalling their forces. Closely fol
lowing this bill in the ratio of importance
are the high liquor license and building
ordinances.
It was expected that the music-in-Faloon
ordinance would come up yester
day afternoon and Dr. Clarence True
AVilson. representing the Ministers'
Union, Dr. T. B. Ford and Rev. E. Nel
enn Allen and other members of the
clergy together with a large delegation
of women, were there to knife it if pos
sible. The- were prepared to appeal to
the Councilmen to discard it and it is
understood that they win attend in still
larger numbers this afternoon.
About 20 women and 30 men were
present who were there to endeavor to
show "that public sentiment is against
the return of concerts in saloons and
other drinking places. The W. C. T. U.,
Woman's Club, Y. W. C. A. and Travel
ers' Aid were all represented by one or
more delegates. On the other hand there
were several dozen musicians present
who have pinned their faith to the belief
or hope that their precious measure will
be enacted.
Dr. Wilson is trying to secure a large
representation of the persons and In
terests opposed to the ordinance and is
urging that all those interested in its
defeat attend the meeting of the Council
this afternoon hoping that an exhibition
of their strength and importance will
have its effect. Yesterday afternoon the
lower floor of the Council Chamber was
crowded and the galleries contained more
people than it has for months.
Representatives of the musicians'
union seem confident that the ordi
nance will pass, although they admit
that it will only be after a hard con
test. Dr. Wilson and 'his followers
are equally sure, so they say. that
the ordinance will be killed. The gen
eral impression, however. Is that the
ordinance after it has been amended
in several particulars, will be passed
by the Council. If it does those who
support it will use thier influence to
prevent Mayor Lane from vetoing it.
The ordinance when it was first pre
sented to the Council was referred to
the liquor license committee which
returned it to the parent body without
comment. It provides that concert
and theatrical exhibitions be permitted
in saloons and other drinking places.
By the recent enforcement of the pres
ent statute which prohibits concerts
and exhibitions, 30 to 40 musicians
are thrown out of work, and it is said
that unless they are permitted to re
turn to the saloons that they will have
to leave Portland and seek employ
ment elsewhere. Many of them have
families to support, and they say that
unless the ordinance is passed that
they will suffer great -hardship.
"It has been proved that
music In saloons is a bad
thing for the city," declared
lr. Wilson yesterday. "We have had
It here and know what it is. Music
attracts the loafers and they congre
gate in the drinking places in greater
numbers than they would otherwise.
As I take it, the real intent of the
ordinance is to secure the return of
women musicians and performers, and
that is the great evil that we are mak
ing our main protest against."
The Willis ordinance, providing for
an $800-per-annum liquor license, is
t doomed, so say those who are In a,
position to know. Willis .and several
of his colleagues, while they realize
that they are fighting a well-nigh
hopeless battle, expect to warm up
things this afternoon -when the . ordi
nance comes up for final disposition.
Rumor has it that enough council
men favor the ordinance granting a
steam-beating franchise to the Port
land General Electric Company to pass
it over the Mayor's veto. Mayor Lane's
reasons for vetoing the ordinance as
passed by tho Council were that no
limits were given as to where the
ready-mado heat pipes might be laid,
and that the compensation to the city
is half of the sum agreed to' by the
company when tho franchise was con
sidered by the executive board.
The ordinance which would limit tho
height of certain classes of buildings
will probably be referred back to the
health and police committee so that
architects and real estate dealers may
be consulted in regard to some of its
provisions. The objection to the mea
sure now drawn up centers in the pro
visions which forbid the erection of
other than "Class A" and reinforced
concrete buildings to a height of more
than four stories.
John McGowan, Sleuth,
Arrested.
Officer Price i'nmoTed "When Mc
(ionaii Shona Star of "Webster
Detertlve Auraey" of New York,
and l.oi-kn Up Man and Female
Companion.
WHEN Acting Police Detective Price
placed John McGowan under ar
rest in a lodging-house at Third and Co
lumbia streets at 6 o'clock last evening,
the prisoner declared himself to be a de
tective, and said he guessed Price was
exceeding Ills authority in taking him in
to custody.
"Come on," said Price to McGowan.
"Watt a minute," said McGowan, "I'm
a detective," and he threw back his coat
and displayed a star, bearing the inscrip
tion of the "Webster Detective Agency,"
of New York.
"Come with me." persisted Price, "It
makes no difference if you are a detec
tive; we've locked policemen In jail with
their uniforms on before now."
Seeing it was useless to hesitate and to
attempt to avoid arrest, "Detective" Mc
Gowan accompanied Price to police head
quarters. There a charge of disorderly
conduct was placed against him. He was
lodged in the City Jail.
With McGowan was Mrs. Arthur Kd
Binnds. who has been passing as Mrs.
McGowan. She was also locked up on a
charge of disorderly conduct. Her hus
band Is at present imprisoned in the
Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz for de
sertion from the United States Army.
McGowan. who is a "fake" detective,
was reported to the police recently for
"peeking" into residences in the vicinity
of Third and Columbia streets, playing
the role of "Old Sleuth." He was great
ly surprised when he was locked up,
ofter he had shown his credentials to the
police.
WANTED IN SAN FRANCISCO
Man Now in Penitentiary Accused of
Forging Money Order.
Information contained in a letter from
the postal inspection service officials
at San Francisco, received yesterday by
the Portland police, discloses that Fred
T. Clarke, alias George Taylor, arrested
at Tacoma last August for burglary and
sent to the Oregon Penitentiary from
this city In September, is a far worse
criminal than has been supposed. He is
wanted in the Bay City by the United
States Government agents for forging a
postal money order.
Clarke, alias Taylor, burglarized the
York music store here August 24, plun
dering the place of eight musical instru
ments, principally cornets. ' He fled to
Tacoma, where lie was located through
the efforts of Headquarters Detective
Hellyer. . The latter brought him back
from the City of Destiny, he was tried
and convicted and sentenced to serve a
term of three years in the penitentiary.
He is aged about 30 years, is single and
hails from "Virginia.
"When Clarke was waiting trial here,
he seemed so unconcerned that I thought
there was something behind it," said
Detective Hellyer. "He said when locked
up that he did not care; that he would
take eight years, if necessary, but only
asked that the news be kept from his
parents. Krom the information that he is
wanted in San Francisco for altering a
postal money order, it now seems clear
why he was so anxious to go to the Ore
gon Penitentiary."
The United States postal inspection
agents at San Francisco have requested
the local police to furnish them all avail
able jnformation concerning Clarke, alias
Taylor. .
INDORSES THE PRESIDENT
AV. C. Brady, Colored, Defends Ac
tion in Brownsville Affair.
Condemnation of President Roose
velt's action in discharging three com
panies of colored soldiers in connec
tion with the recent Brownsville af
fair, does not, according to W. L. Bra
dy of this city, find unanimous con
sent among the local members of that
race.
A few days ago resolutions were
adopted at a meeting of colored citi
zens criticising the action of the Pres
ident, but these Mr. Brady declares
do not reflect the fuM sentiment of
his race locally, but only that of a
few. In a statement he says:
"The criticisms recently passed on
the President are unjust in the ex
treme, and in saying this I know I
am and will be upheld by the thirrkers
of the colored race.
"I believe he did right and that he
was fully justified In all that he did
in regard to the discharge of the
colored troops following the Browns
ville affair. I think that Roosevelt
has done more than any other man to
destroy race prejudice and to give
more equal justice to the
colored people. ' and in this
I include even Lincoln. When any
man shows his desire to do right and
act justly, as President Roosevelt has
shown, he should be upheld rather
than censured. The President could
hardly have done what he did do with
out sufficient justification."
AD. MEN'S LEAGUE MEETS
H. M. Cake Makes Address on Adver
tising for Professional Men.
H. M. Cake was the chief speaker
at the regular meeting of the Port
land Admen's League last evening. The
subject for discussion was the ques
tion of advertising for the professional
men. Mr. Cake went back to the be
ginning of lawmaking, and said that
lawyers do not need to advertise be
cause, always being willing to furnish
news, they get plenty of free adver
tising. Benjamin I. Cohen, president of tile
Portland Trust Company, spoke of the
feasibility of advertising for banks
and bankers.
John P. Sharkey told how the it. W.
Lemcke Company obtained a little free
advertising. It is against the law to
put signs on the street. When the
Lemcke people found this out they put
a sign in the walk and were forthwith
arrested. Then followed the free ad
vertising. Dr. B. E. Wright, of Weight's Dental
Parlors, said that he had been in busi
ness for seven years and had done a
good business, but that advertising en
abled him to obtain more business, and
thus he could do it more cheaply.
G. W. Kleiser, of the firm of bill
posters, said all professional men
should advertise.
The members of the Portland Ad
men's League now number about 100;
GIRLS WERE NOT SISTERS
Principals in Double Suicide Con
cealed Their Identity. -
Ida Erickson and Minnie Matson are
the names of the young women who com
mitted suicide in their apartments at the
Linda Vista House, 247 Fifth street,
early Tuesday evening by inhaling gas.
They posed as sisters by the came of
Hill, but Coroner Finley ascertained yes
terday that they were cousins. Their
motive was evidently despondency
brought on by poverty. They belong to
families at Quincy, Or., from which place
they came two months ago, being weary
of the humdrum life there.
.An investigation is being conducted
with a view to learning what part, if
any, was played in the sensational
tragedy by male friends of the young
women. The police are inclined to be
lieve that poverty was not the only
motive for the double suicide, and an
effort is to be made to find the men with
whom they had been associating.
The father and a sister of Miss Erick
son and the step-father and mother of
Miss Matson arrived in Portland last
night from Quincy, Or., and were met at
the depot by Coroner Finley. They will
make funeral arrangements this morning.
They could not tell the motives of the
young women in taking their own lives.
Carried Out Unwritten Law.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Dev. 5.-W. T.
Wilson, charged with the killing of Wal
lace B. Belden at Long Beach August 9,
was today placed on trial for murder.
Wilson Bhot Belden to death on the
streets, firing several shots into the lat
ter's body after he had fallen to the
ground. Belden, who was a young mar
ried man. was accused of improper rela
tions with tho 15-year-old daughter of
Wilson.
Tea is rest and coffee is strength. Schil
ling' Eest
FORGERY CHARGE
T BORNE OUT
Name of Mrs. A. Dunston.
Said to Be Fraudulently
Signed, Not on Petition.
PAPERS SHOWN IN COUNCIL
Kellaher Produces Affidavit round
ed on a " Mistaken Assumption.
Wages of Laborers Kaiscd and .
Franchise Is Transferred.
RESULTS OV COUNCIL, MKETIXG.
Ordinance passed transferring fran
chise of Mt. Hood Electric Company
to Mount Hood Power & Hallway Com
pany. Building ordinance Is referred to
epectal committee of Council.
Wages of laborers raised to $2.25
daily. ,
Ordinance introduced to prevent
blasting in vicinity oC echoolbouses.
East Belmont street, between Twenty-fourth
and Twenty-seventh streets to
be improved with hard surface pave
ment. Councilman Kellaher promised a sensa
tion at the meeting o'f the City Council
yesterday afternoon when he declared
that it was his understanding that the
name of Mrs. Agnes Dunston had been
forged on a petition circulated by the
property owners relative to the improve
ment of East Belmont street. He pre
sented an affidavit made by Mrs. Dun
ston which stated that she had not at
tached her signature to certain petitions
and Kellaher demanded an investigation.
One of the petitions upon which it was
alleged that the name of Mrs. Dun
ston had been signed was pro
duced by Chief Deputy Auditor Grutze
but it did not contain her signature. It
was stated that several different petitions
and remonstrances had been circulated
by the property owners and Councilman
Kellaher admitted that it might be that
they had been confused with each other.
Kellaher produced the affidavit when
making a stand against a resolution re
scinding the proceedings for., all street
improvements on- East Belmont street
between Twenty-seventh and Thirty
fourth streets except that of hard surface
pavement. The resolution passed despite
his objection.
Unfinished business laid over from the
last meeting occupied all the time of the
Council for the afternoon and it ad
journed to meet at 2 o'clock this after
noon. No new business was considered.-
Franchise Is Transferred.
S. B. Cobb appeared before the Council
and secured the passage of an ordinance
transferring the franchise of the Mount
Hood Electric Company, to the Mount
Hood Power & Railway Company. Mr.
CobD stated that the new company was
backed by practically the same parties
who were behind the old company and
that it had been re-incorporated to in
crease its capitalization and tiond issue.
He said that there were no immediate
prospects of the company building a
railway.
The company plans to erect a large
power plant on the Sandy River to fur
nish Portland and neighboring cities with
electric power. Mr. Cobb states that
capitalists are ready to finance the com
pany and that the work of installing the
plant will be hurried through to an early
completion. The company .contemplates
the ultimate expenditure of several mil
lion dollars.
New Building Ordinance.
. A new building ordinance drafted by
Building Inspector Spencer was referred
to a special committee of the Council,
the members of which were not ap
pointed, which will confer with the Port
land architects. Except in several minor
provisions and a clause which prohibits
violators of the statute from maintaining
their violation after they have paid their
fine in case of prosecution the new ordi
nance is identical with the one now in
effect.
The Council adopted the recommenda
tion, of the ways and means committee
placing the wage of all day laborers em
ployed by the city at $2.25 per day begin
ning December 1. Heretofore, during the
first 60 days of their employment, the
men received $2 per day and at the end
of that period the other 25 cents was
tacked on to their daily wage. Laborers
are so scarce now that It was deemed ad
visable to make the J2.25 wage apply at
all times.
Ordinance Regulating Blasting.
Councilman Belding introduced an ordi
nance which provides that it be unlawful
for any person or persons to blast within
12 blocks of any school building within
the .corporate limits and making It un
lawful for the City Engineer to grant any
such permit. A fine of 300 is provided
for the violation of the ordinance. The
Introduction of this measure is the out
growth of the fight that is being waged
by the property owners in the neighbor
hood of Fourth and Grove streets against
the working of a quarry in that vicinity.
A petition has been circulated asking
that the City Engineer refuse to issue the
permit. The quarry is but four blocks
from the Failing School. .
Ambitious Groceryman
Soon Retires.
E. Loos Opens Store In South Port
land, Sells 30 Cents' Worth of
Koods In Ten Days, Is Robbed, and
Quits.
DISGUSTED with the grocery business
and fearing he would again be rob
bed, E. Lang gave up yesterday and sold
out his stock for $150. He had a little
store at First and Caruthers streets, and
had been established about 10 days, but
he had sold only 30 cents' worth of pro
visions in a hungry neighborhood, and he
was so discouraged that when he went to
his place and found that a burglar had
stolen a lot of his goods, he quit
Lang is a fidgety little fellow, and is
given tos excessive use of intoxicating
liquors. After he established his little
grocery store, he made a "good fellow"
of himself among the crowd of hoodlums
in the vicinity of First and Caruthers,
and it was not long before Lang was
"shy" a considerable quantity of mer
chandise. Yesterday morning when Lang appeared
at his store to open up for the day's
business, investigation revealed the fact
that tue tobacco stand had been looted
and that wares aggregating In value
about -( were missing. Lang was wor
ried over, the robbery and reported at
once to the police. Acting Detective Price
was assigned to the case, and soon dis
covered that in all probability some of
the hoodlums in the neighborhood were
responsible for the robbery. Lang was so
frightened that he quit in despair, and
sold out to a stranger for $150 much less
than his stock was worth. He was afraid
the thieves would return last night and
take the rest of his goods.
Lang believed himself to be possessed
of considerable detective ability, and he
told Price to arrest Frank Barrett, a
young man with an unsavory reputation,
and Price did so, as Lang declared he
had positive evidence against him, and
said he would swear to a complaint.
When Price took Lang before District
Attorney Manning, this conversation oc
curred between the prosecutor and Lang,
settling the affair:
"What is your evidence against Bar
rett?" asked Mr. Manning.
"I heard the footsteps of the man who
robbed the store, and I know they were
the footsteps of Barrett," replied Lang.
District Attorney Manning did not say
"skidoo" but he looked as though ha
meant it, and Lang hurried away. Bar
rett was released quickly.
BUSINESS GROWING FAST
Customs Receipts Show Increase,
Says Assistant V. S. Treasurer.
Portland's customs receipts for 1906 will
be greater than in any previous year,
according to J. B. Reynolds, assistant
treasurer of the United States, who was
at the Portland yesterday. Mr. Reynolds
has supervision of the Customs-houses
of the entire country and it is business
in this connection that brings him to
Portland. Referring to the ' remarkable
Increase in national customs receipts, Mr.
Reynolds said:
"At the close of the fiscal year in 1905
the receipts were about $300,000,000, which
was $20,000,000 more than any previous
year. When I left Washington in the
middle of November the receipts were al
ready $10,000,000 ahead of the same time
for 1905. The greatest increase in propor
tion to the total amount is from the
Pacific Coast. I have not yet gone over
the receipts from this port, but I am
sure that Portland will be well up in the
list of cities that have made advances.
Salt Lake City made a record of $9000
last year, but has already collected $11,000
this year and has nearly eight more
months to run. Portland furnished about
$S00.000 to the total fund last year and
will probably increase that greatly this
year. The trade from the Orient is reach
ing enormous proportions and it is re
sponsible for the great increase in custom
receipts from along the Pacific Coast."
ITS AFFAIRS TAKING SHAPE
Rev. H. S. Wallace Tells of Plans
of Christian Federation.
Rev. H. S. Wallace, president of the
Co-operative Christian Federation, re
turned yesterday after spending six
months in New York City, and announces
that the affairs of the federation in Ore
gon will Immediately assume active form
as the result of his work in the East.
Mr. Wallace will at once make an ex
tended report to his associates as to what
he has done and will submit several prop
ositions from prominent Eastern capi
talists. Rev. David M. Lenpert, vice-president
of the federation, accompanied Mr. Wal
lace and will assist in the active opera
tions which are contemplated in the near
future.
Women's Home Missionary Society.
The Woman's -Home Missionary So
ciety of the Methodist Church will
meet at Trinity Church, East Tenth
and Grant streets, this morning at 10
o'clock, for an all day meeting. Re
ports of the work for the first quar
ter of the year will be given.
DICE BOX TAKES SLOT MACHINE'S
PLACE ON CIGAR STORE COUNTERS
Seductive Nickel-Eater Supplanted by Less Attractive but Equally
Profitable Quarter-Getter No Machines After Today.
THE metallic click of the nlckel-in-the-slot
machine will be re
placed by the leathery rattle of
the dice box in Portland's numerous
cigar stores after today. The death
sentence of the slot machines was
passed around by the police early yes
terday morning and the tobacconists
met the grim verdict without dissent
at least without any show of intent
to resist.
But it will be another case of "the
king is dead; long live the king." The
lamented slot devises will no sooner be
laid away than in their places will ap
pear the sprightly and alluring little
dice games. The police order nor the
public indignation has yet been
brought to bear against this leather
garbed offspring of Dame Fortune. It
served to stimulate trade the last time
the slot-machines were given a little
vacation, and the cigar dealers ac
cordingly have great hopes of its ef
fectiveness this time.
This dice box does not possess the
same strong claim on the gambling
public's fancy as does its friend the
slot-machine. But when a man can't
get exactly what he wants he general
ly takes the next best thing. The slot
machine fiend, being more or less hu
man, is similarly inclined. Hence it
will not be at all surprising to find
him lined up at the cigar counters,
today,, industriously rolling the tiny
bone squares, snapping his fingers,
calling figures and mystic charm
words, and performing the various
other gyrations of the dice game. All
of which has been most charitably
designated as the great American de
sire to get something for nothing, but
which is in fact nothing more than an
inane desire to gamble.
The dice box is no nickel-getting
device. It disdains anything smaller
than a 25-cent piece. There are sev
eral forms of playing. The popular
form will be razzle dazzle. In this
game the player shakes the dice from
the leathern bowl three times, count
ing the number of similar faces show
ing on the five dice of a set. The high
est hand is five sixes. This perform
ance is repeated twice or until two
sets of shakes have been won. The
number of cigars depending upon all
this play may be determined by agree
ment before the game. Generally, it
is played to decide whether the buyer
gets one cigar for nothing or pays 25
cents for It. 'Twenty-six' is another
That hacking cough continues
Because your system is exhausted and
your powers of resistance weakened.
Take Scott' r E,mu.lsion.
5
It builds up and strengthens your entire system.
It contains Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphites so
prepared that it is easy to take and easy to digest.
ALL DRUGGISTS: 50c AND 1.0O ,
GOES: FREE
Invalid Charged by Minister
With Vagrancy Released.
TELLS STORY OF HARD LUCK
To Support Destitute Family He Is
Compelled to Borrow Money
From Church' Officer at
1 2 Per Cent Interest.
H. S. Winn, invalid and head of a
destitute family, was turned loose in
the Municipal Court yesterday morn
ing under a charge of vagrancy pre
ferred against him by Rev. A. J. Mont
gomery, pastor of the Third Presby
terian Church. The minister accused
Winn of having solicited alms and of
being a shiftless character. Inclined to
look to the aid of friends for the sup
port of his wife and two children. It
was claimed Winn nad a hard-luck
story with which he was wont to reach
the sympathies and thereby the pocket
books of acquaintances, mostly of the
clergy.
Winn's story of hard luck bore the
stampmarks of truth when he repeated
It in court. He said he is unable to
do manual labor. His frail, sickly ap
pearance bore out this statement. That
his wife and- children are in actual
want is also known to be true. He
denied having solicited money which
he did not intend to pay back.
Rev. Mr. Montgomery appeared to
believe that Winn had set out to work
on the sympathies of local ministers.
He said Winn secured considerable
money from Daniel Staver, financial
secretary of the First Congregational
Church. Mr. Staver was on hand and
he substantiated this statement. He
let Winn have several small amounts,
including $10, for which he held Winn's
personal note. Staver handed this note
to Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald.
"Usury," said Mr. Fitzgerald, as he
perused the paper.
The attention of the court was
called to the fact that the note called
n,ot only for the return of the princi
pal, but interest at the rate of 1 per
cent a month until the money was
paid back.
"And the maximum interest allowed
by law," said Mr. Fitzgerald, "is 10 per
cent." Under the .law, this note could
be confiscated by the state.
Winn was asked who drew up the
note, and he said it was executed by
F. B. Rutherford, of the Y. M. C. A.
staff. Mr. Rutherford's indorsement
appeared on the paper.
In his own behalf, the defendant said
he had done what work his health
would allow. He worked for a time
in a box factory, receiving $1.75 per
day. Admitting he had made loans,
he showed his good intention in repay
ing by presenting receipts for accounts
already squared. Sickness in the fam
ily had added to his burdens. In fact
he said his children, the youngest 7
months old, were yet sick, and he
begged piteously to be let go, saying
he would go to work at anything he
could find to do, and pay up on his
notes as quickly as possible. Judge
Cameron added a reprimand to Winn's
troubles, and turned him loose under
a signed agreement that he would go
to work at once. As the case ended
Rev. Mr. Montgomery stepped forward
and shook hands with the defendant,
saying he would help him find work
favored game for anti-slot machine
days. In this the player gets 25 throws,
for 25 cents. If he piles up a score
of 26 dice of the same face value he.
gets eight cigars. Otherwise he gets
the cigar dealer's thanks.
That cigar traffic In Portland is on
a false basis in consequence of slot
machine gambling is the general ver
dict. High-class cigars have been as
free as water through these machines.
Men without number step up and play
their money in who would never think
of spending 25 cents for two cigars.
One result of this gambling system
has been cigar stands innumerable.
Portland is noted for its cigar stores,
big and small, and there are few cities
where tobacco shops can be encounter
ed with such frequency and with such
evident prosperity to the operators."
That the smaller of these establish
ments will go to the wall through sus
pension of slot-machine traffic is be
lieved by many. That they will go
under if dependent upon legitimate
trade seems assured. But it remains
to be seen whether or not the dice box
can rise to the occasion and save the
day for the petty dealer. Big houses,
of course, claim to care little or noth
ing about the machines. It is even
talked about the streets that several
big dealers used their influence to
wards getting rid of the slot-machines
for the one purpose of driving small
but troublesome competitors to the
wall. This rumor, however, is lack
ing totally in confirmation.
The slot-machine had a busy time
of it yesterday and last evening. That
the devices were to be forced off the
counters became generally known with
the result that there was heavy play.
The slot-machine fiend nearly wore
himself and his pocket-book out and
probably went home afterwards to op
erate the spindle of a machine in his
dreams.
The police order applying ta the
machines is. unmistakable in its
terms, and makes the player culpable
as well as the operator. It is address
ed, by Chief Gritzmacher, to the vari
ous captains of reliefs and says:
"Instruct the officers of your reliefs
to notify all persons owning, maintain
ing or operating nlckel-in-the-slot
machines to cease operating such ma
chines, and if any such machine is
found in the city after December 6,
1906, complaint will be made against
all persons operating or playing such
machines and the machines will be
seized and confiscated by the police."
OUELXE
Cafe
SMAFER
For disposing oftWe
Flood-fccunct
fi'r-slock.
G I XT M
Business Thriving in Portland
The above diagram shows the business property on 6th street between Wash
ington and Stark. These premises were the only vacant business property in
the entire business center of this city that was vacant on December 1st. Port
land is growing at a steady, healthy pace such as few cities in the world ever
enjoyed. The recent deluge has washed out miles of railroad tracks and bridges,
and destroyed millions of dollars worth of property. Great stocks of mer
chandise that were in transit for the holiday trade were in, many cases hemmed
in the flood-bound district, with water up to the car doors in some instances.
In other instances towns were almost annihilated, stores and business property
undermined and general business conditions upset. The transportation com
panies find themselves with hundreds of dollars' worth of goods that merchants
refuse to accept on account of its condition. The Shafcr-Whitticr Co., with
headquarters in the Lumber Exchange Building, will render their services to the
transportation companies and unload these stocks to realize as much cash as
possible in a short space of time. Stores or depots for the disposing of this
stock will be opened at Los Angeles to Seattle in the different points where store
locations can be obtained. There will be no special value set upon these goods,
as the orders from the railroad companies to Shafer'fc Whittier are to dispose
of these goods at such prices as they will bring at forced sale. The sale of the
$63,000 M. K. Bowen flood-bound fine stock of men's and childrens' clothing,
hats, furnishings, shoes, and ladies' gloves, corsets and furnishing goods, will
be placed on terrific slaughter sale, commencing next Saturday, Dee. ith, at
9 A. M. It will pay YES, more than pay everyone to wait for the starting of
this great sale under the guidance of the well-known special sale of brokerage
concern. Note the location of sale in diagram J . .
No. 108 Sixth Street
if he really meant to do the right
thing.
"My memory fails me but did the
man of Galilee ever have a man ar
rested for asking alms?" asked one
court attache of another as the case
terminated.
Winn went from the courtroom cry
ing. POMONA' GRANGE MEETS
Two Hundred Members Attend Ses
sion of Lodge in Gresham.
GP.ESHAM, Or., Dec. 5. (Special.)
Multnomah County Pomona Grange
met here this morning with over 200
members present. The most important
business was consideration of the jute
bag proposition. R. M. Gill, chairman
of the committee, asked for further
time and the matter was laid over until
next meeting, and referred to a new
committee, consisting of A. F. Miller,
F. H. Crane and S. P. Osburn.
The bylaws were amended so that
future meetings will come on the third
Wednesday of March, June, September
and December. Russellvllle was chosen
as the next meeting place, the Grange
at that place to be the entertainers.
An adjourned meeting of the stock
holders of District No. 9, Lower Colum
bia Fire Relief Association was held
for the purpose of electing one director. J
About $100,000 In policies was repre
sented. A. F. Miller was re-elected to
serve two years.
Pomona officers were elected for
two years as follows: Master J. J.
Johnson; Overseers, H. W. Snashall;
Lecturer. Mrs. Ida M. Thorp: Steward,
Boston Packing Co. Boston Market
Third and Ankeny Sts.
PHOAE MAIS 414.
Fighting the
Beef for Mincemeat, per lb.... 4
Mutton Stew, per lb 4$
Liver, per lb 4
Veal Stew, per lb 6
Corned Beef, per lb 5
Chuck Steak, per lb 6
Shoulder Steak, per lb 6
Shoulder Roast Mutton, per lb. 7?
Sirloin Steak, per lb 10
Porterhouse Steak, per lb 10
Breast Veal, per lb 7?
Rolled Roast Beef, per lb 9
Loin Veal Cutlets, per lb 12l2C
Stew Beef, per lb 4
Short Ribs Beef, per lb 4
Boiling Beef, per lb 4?
These Markets Are Leaders in Price and Quality
We do not claim to simply sell the cheapest meat in town, but, considering
quality, we quote the lowest prices. Poor quality meats are not cheap at any
price they endanger the lives of the family and seldom prove palatable or
nourishing. Our beeves are all Government-inspected stock the Government
stamp insures you of the highest quality; tubercular cattle never appear for
judgment. If given a trial we can demonstrate in every way our capability
of serving you satisfactorily. Give us the opportunity.
Special Attention Given
Popular
Approval
Ghirardelli's Ground Chocolate has
received the endorsement of two
generations and is today in high
favor with hundreds of thousands of
persons who appreciate its peculiar
delicacy of flavor and satisfying
goodness. These are good reasons
why you should try it. .
Ask your grocer for it.
Be sure that you got it
Ghirardelli's
Ground Chocolate
Oreoom"
frtusf Savings
)AhK, .
W:Coopcr Morris.
Cashier
WhITTIE!? fa
M.K.ftowtN.t
ClutW In
S I T M
S rued
W. H. Byars; Assistant Steward, E. C.
Huffman; Chaplain. Mrs. Mary Shat
tuck; Treasurer, J. W. Shattuck; Secre
tary, Mrs. E. A. Niblin; Gate-keeper, A.
J. Garnett; Pomona, Mrs. Anna Cras
well; Ceres, Belle S. Beard; Flora, Ada
O. English; Lady Assistant Steward,
Anna Anderson.
The evening session was devoted to
lnlation of candidates in the fifth de
gree. Twenty-five initiates were pres
ent. After the ceremony the evening
was further enjoyed by the members
with a supper and entertainment.
BISHOPS TO MEET HERE
Dignitaries of Methodist Church Will
Convene In November, 190 7.
Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church from all parts of the world will
hold their annual conference here during
November, 1907. At this convention the
work of the church In all parts of the
world will be mapped out. Eighteen
bishops from various parts of the United
States and four from the mission licld.s
will be present. There will also be one
from Europe, two from Africa, one from
China, one from Japan, and three from
India.
The conference will occupy about two
weeks and will be held in Grace Meth
odist Church during the first week and
in Taylor-street Church the second week.
SIHwaukie Country Club.
Eastern and California races. Take Sell
wood or Oregon City car, starting from
First and Alder streets.
First and Burnside Sts.
FHO.VB MAIM 164.
Beef Trust!
Pot Roast Beef, per lb 7tf
Shoulder Roast Veal, per lb... 9
Shoulder Veal Cutlets, per lb... 9
Prime Rib Roast Beef, per lb... 9
Round Steak, per lb 9
Shoulder Mutton Chops, per lb. 9fi
Sausage, per lb 8$
Hamburg, per lb 5t
Leg Roast Veal, per lb UV2&
Rump Roast Veal, per lb ll1
Rib Veal Cutlets, per lb 12V2
Prime Rib Steak, short cut, lb..lO
Best grade Hams, per lb X6
Breakfast Bacon, our own
brand, per lb 16
Pure Lard, our own brand, 5 lbs.55
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