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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY O, 1907.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF
Conntlng-Room Main 7VT0
City Circulation Main 7070
Managing Editor Main 7070
Sunday Editor Main 7070
Composing-Room Main 7070
City Editor Main 7070
Superintendent Building Main 7070
East Side Office East 61
THH HEILTO THEATER (14th and Washing
ton streets) This afternoon at 2:15; tonight
at 8:15, wiliiam.il. Crane ar.d Ellis Jeff
reys In "She Stoops to Conquer."
BAKER THEATER (3d bet. Yamhill and Tay
lor) Baker Theater Company In "If I Were
King"; matinee 2:15 P. M.; tonight 8:15.
EMPIRE THEATER (11th and Morrison)-
"Nettle the News Girl"; matinee at 2:15 P.
M. ; tonight 8:15.
GRAND THSJATER (Washington. between
Park and Seventh) Vaudeville. 2:3U. 7:30
and 8 P. M.
PAXTAGES THEATER (Fourth and Stark)
Continuous vaudeville. 2:30. 7:30, ft P. M.
STAR THEATER (Park and TVashington)
Allen Stock Company In "Out of the fold";
matinee 2:15 1. SI., tonight at 8:15.
LYRIC THEATER (7th and Alder) The
Lyric Stock Company In " Tennessee's Pard-
ner"; matinee 2:15; tonight at 8:10.
East Side Fire Limits. An ordinance
has been prepared fixing the fire limita on
the East Side In the warehouse district
with the following boundary lines: Ninety
feet west of Grand avenue; East Wash
ington street; 100 feet west of East Water
street, and 100 feet south of Hawthorne
avenue. It was Intended to carry the
boundaries out to the wharf line on the
river front, but this was changed to 100
feet east of East Water street so as not
to interfere with erection of docks. These
lines are nearly the same as those of the
district which was defeated some time
ago on the ground that It would prevent
building In that district, but it Is now
maintained that the fills that have been
made, and those to be made, will make it
possible to put up fire proof structures
hereafter. Notices bave been received
by the two East Portland clubs that the
new fire limits will be considered Mon
day by the committee to which the
matter has been referred.
In Memort of Lincoln. Sumner Post
No. 12, G. A. R., will hold an open
meeting tonight in the Oddfellows' hall
on Grand avenue and East Pine street,
commemorating the anniversary of the
birthday of Abraham Lincoln. The
principal speaker of the evening will be
Levi Myers, who was one of the men
who helped found the Republican party.
He published In anti-slavery paper in
Iowa before the war. Mr. Myers attended
the convention of 1S56 at Bloomlngton,
where the Republican party was born,
and heard many of the leaders of that
time. Lincoln among them. Mr. Myers
was correspondent of the Associated
Press when General Grant was stationed
at Cairo, and was placed under arrest by
General Grant for being too Inquisitive,
but was released. Rev. Hiram Vnooman,
formerly of Boston, has consented to be
present and make a brief address.
Farewell to Mrs. House. A special
meeting of the House Circle of the King's
Guild of the First Congregational Church
was held yesterday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Albert Clarke, 348 Tenth street.
It was In the nature of a farewell to
Mrs. E. L. House, wife of the pastor,
who recently resigned During the after
noon Mrs. House was the recipient of a
handsome present given by the members
of the circle as a mark of esteem for
their leader Is shortly to leave for her
new home in Spokane. Light refresh
ments were served by the hostess.
Hop Kino Will Marhy. Herman
Klaher, the "Hop King" of Washington,
passed through Portland last ntght on
his way to Sacramento where he is to
be married Tuesday to Miss Gertrude
Ginsberg, of that city. Mr. Klaber is
being accompanied on his trip by Mr.
and Mrs. M. J. Nelter, of this city. Mr.
and Mrs. David Nelter, of Philadelphia,
and Mrs. B. Vlaber, Miss Dorothy
Danhauser and H. A. Kaufman, of Ta
coma.. Will Represent Chamber. L. A.
Lewis, A. H. Devers and J. N. Teal will
represent the Chamber of Commerce at
the meeting of the trl-stnte Commerce
Commission at the Commercial Club, to
day at which meeting representatives
from the legislatures of Oregon. Wash
ington and Idaho will be present. This
delegation from the Chamber of Com
merce is the same which has done con
siderable work for the Upper Columbia.
Stricken With Apoplexy. Louis Jag
ger, a wall-known potato shipper of this
city, suffered a .severe stroke of paralysis
while in his office Thursday. Mr. Jag
ger had been ill of grip for several days
but had partly recovered and had re
sumed his work when he was stricken
down. He was) removed to Good Sama
ritan Hospital where it was reported yes
terday that his condition had not im
proved. Broken Cable Stops Cars. A broken
electric power cable yesterday morning
under the Burnslde bridge caused a
suspension of streetcar traffic for a time
on the Union avenue lines north of East
Burnside street. The cable parted be
tween 4 and 5 o'clock, and as the Wil
liams avenue line has been out of service
for some time, the people who used the
Union avenue cars walked to their desti
nations. Women at Elks' Club. The ' Elks'
Club rooms were turned over to the wo
men last night, the occasion being the
regular monthly "ladies' night." The
feature of the evening was a musical pro
gramme rendered by De Caprlo's orches
tra. The attendance was large and a
thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent.
Will Discrss Fair Project. The com
mittee appointed by the Chamber of Com
merce to look after the industrial fair
and livestock show, which Is to be held
In Portland the coming Fall, will meet
this morning In the Chamber of com
Maps Meeting at St. Johns. There
will be a mass meeting held for the
citizens of St. Johns, in the assembly
hall of the public school tonight, Feb
ruary 9, at 8 o'clock, in the Interest of
the proposed St. John's public reading
Bank Open Saturday Evenings.
For the accommodation of depositors, the
savings bank of the Title Guarantee &
Trust Company. 240 Washington street,
ror. Second, is open on Saturday evenings
from 6 till 8 o'clock.
Thb former manager and buyer "Jew
Kar Fun" of the Pekln Restaurant Com
pany, has given up his position as man
ager. We will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by him. Pekln Restau
Rev. C. G. Hazard of Catsklll. N. T.
will occupy the pulpit of the First
Presbyterian Church tomorrow. The
services begin at 10:30 A. M. and 7:30
Calvary Presbyterian Church. Dr.
Ely will preach tomorrow morning; on
"The Hidden Manna," and in the evening
on, "The First Commandment."
For Rent. Storeroom. 131 Sixth street,
to let for the month of February. For
particulars Inquire of the superintendent,
room 201 Orcgonlan building.
Steamship Kilburn sails from Oak
street dock Sunday noon, February 10.
phone Main 3201, W. A. Baker, agent.
"Beautified Sins" and "The Model
Daniel." are Dr. House's subjects Sun
day at First Congregational Church.
Goods taken on storage or transfer.
Western Storage & Transfer Company
No. 321 Hawthorne avenue.
Miss Call will open a primary depart
ment February 13, 589 East Burnslde.
Phone East 2700.'
Wrestling Tonight: Mullen vs. Smith,
Castle Edel Brau. Take Gresham car.
Fighting the printers trust Independent
Printing Co..- 243 Ash street. Main 23S2.
Woman's Exc. 133 10th, lunch 11:30 to
I; business men's lunch.
Dr. Booart moved, 304 Macleay Bldg.
W coster's great grocery, wash. sc. -
Death of 'William Carll. William
Carll, who died suddenly in the Meier &
Frank Company's stables late Thursday
night, was a pioneer of Southern Ore
gon, and was aged 66 years. He drove
stage in Southern Oregon In the early
days. He came to Portland ten years
ago and took charge of the stables for
Wells-Fargo & Co. Six months ago he
became superintendent of the Meier At
Frank stables. He was seized with apo
plexy Thursday night and died. He
Is survived by his wife and two sons,
Dr. Frank Carll, of Helena, Mont., and
Joseph Carll, a cartoonist, formerly in
the employ of The Oregonian, but now
working on an Eastern paper.
Met Death By Accident. An Investi
gation made yesterday by Deputy Coro
ner Arthur L. Kinley and a police detec
tive tends to show thnt Jack Neil, cook
of the river steamer Northwest, came to
his death by drowning at 2 o'clock
Thursday morning, and no suspicion at
taches to any one in connection with the
case. It was found that in falling, Neil
broke three ribs and sustained an In
jury to the head, but these hurts were
not necessarily fatal. He had no relatives
here and interment will be in the County
cemetery. The unknown man who was
found dead in a Woodlawn vegetable
garden Tuesday morning will also be
buried in the County cemetery as he
cannot be idenltfied.
Chinese Gamblers Fined. Judge Cam
eron fined five Chinese 510 each on
charges of gambling, in the Municipal
Court yesterday morning, and Ah You,
who accused Patrolman Anderson of
robbing him, was fined double the
amount. Anderson was a member of the
squad making the raid.
For Sale below the market prices,
block on Glisan, E. of 10th st., improved
lot on N. 4th St.; also lot on Wash. St.,
near 23d. F. Abraham. 227,4 "Wash, st,
WILLIAM PFUNDER IS DEAD
Former Portland Druggist Passes
Away After a Long Illness.
William PfunrTer, a well-known for
mer Portland druggist and prominent
Mason, died after a long Illness yes
terday morning at the Good Samaritan
Hospital, aged 67 years. Funeral serv-
The Late William Prouder.
ices will be. held Sunday afternoon at
1:30 o'clock from the Scottish Rite
Cathedral, and will be under the aus
pices of Harmony Lodge, A. F. & A.
M. Dr. A. A. Morrison, rector of Trin
ity Episcopal Church, will conduct the
services, and interment will be in Riv
Mr. Pfunder was born in Baden, Ger
many, and came to Portland from that
country when a young man, settling
here and going into the drug business,
lie founded the drug house of Pfunder
& Co., on First street, which was later
moved to Thrrd and Oak streets. He
patonted several remedies. He was a
member of Harmony Lodge of Masons.
Hs is survived by four brothers and
one daughter. The brothers are Louis
G. Pfunder, florist, of Portland; George
F., mining engineer; Fred, of Republic,
Wash., and John, of Los Angeles. Mrs.
D. A. Conolly, formerly Miss Jules
Marie Pfunder, Is the daughter.
CLAMOR FOR NEW BRIDGE
County Court Convinced That Madison-Street
Structure Is Unsafe.
That the Madison-street bridge should
be replaced at an early date by a new
steel bridge is the belief of County Judge
Webster and Commissioners Llghtner and
Barnes. Judge Webster stated yester
day that the matter Is one which should
be taken up by the present Legislature.
He fears with Mr. Llghtner that the old
structure cannot stand the buffetings of
many more years. Unless a hew struc
ture is provided for it may become nec
essary to close It to traffic
Judge Webster states that the bridge
is totally Inadequate for the traffic now
forced upon it. Inspections of recent
date have shown this. Robert Wake
field, the builder, has been instructed to
make an Inspection and report on the
bridge at once. The county authorities
probably will not take the matter up with
the Legislature, feeling it is the province
of some of the East Side push clubs to
"IF. I WEREKING" AGAIN
Baker Theater Company Will Repeat
Popular Sotbern Play.
The Baker management has indefinitely
decided to hold the production "If I Were
King" for anotner full week. This will
be a new departure for Portland, and
marks an epoch In the growth of the
city. Once or twice before within the
past year an unusually successful play
has been repeated again the following
week for two or three performances, but
a two weeks' solid run, and with every
sign of drawing as many people to see
it the second week as came the first.
"If I Were King" is one of the most
pretentious productions of the entire
theatrical season, being an exact dupli
cate of the E. H. Sothern original presen
tation, with the exception of the cast.
Hundreds were unable to obtain seats
this week, and these are to be given an
other chance to Bee the fine production.
WHERE T0 DINE.
All the delicacies of the season at the
Portland Restaurant; fine private apart
ments for parties. 305 Wash., near Sth.
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AT THE THEATERS
Br Arthur A. Greene.
"fill Stoops to Conquer, at HeUlp.
Sir Charles Marlow. . .Leslie Kenyon
Toung Marlow Walter Hale
Jeremy Harry Llllford
Kate Hardcaatle. .Mlsa Ellis Jeffrey
Mrs. Hardcaatle Fanny A. Pitt
Miss Neville Margaret Dale
Dolly '....Edna Bert
Hardcaatle Vm. H. Crane
Hastings Herbert Sleath
Tony Lumpkin ...... George Giddens
Dlgg-ory. Fred Thorne
Roger Richard Meakln
Dlic Gabriel Ravenelle
Thomas Emmet Whitney
Stingo Harry Llllford
Amlnidab Gabriel Ravenelle
Jack Slang Emmet Whitney
Tom Twist Richard Meakln
Muggins Charles Dowd
IT "WAS part of a liberal education to
have eeen "William H. Crane and Mlsa
Ellis Jeffreys, supported by a company
of artists such as rarely appear here, in
their flawless performance of Goldsmith's
Immortal comedy, "She Stoops to Con
quer," at the Hellig last night.
To one who loves the mother language,
and rejoices in the achievements of the
gentle giants, who, in the elder days gave
it worthily song, story and drama, Oliver
Goldsmith still Inspires reverential
gratitude, deepest and most enduring,
perhaps because he wrote, "She Stoops
to Conquer." To see the great old
comedy given proper expression is such
a seldom privelege In this day, that it
is an event of the intelligent theater
goer's lifetime. So scholarly an actor as
"William H. Crane, and such a distingu
ished international actress as Ellis Jef
ferys. appear es co-stars in a play that
marks an epoch In the building of English
There are few of us who have not
read the play and have not seen It In
differently acted, but the full realization
of how it should be done has been re
served until the Crane-Jeffreys perform
ance has been enjoyed and analyd. It
restores ones faith in the present and
future of the American stage.
The box-office theory Is that the pub
lic doesn't want the classics, and we owe
a positive debt of gratitude to Mr. Crane,
and his management that. In spite of
commercialized art tendencies, such a
production Is given us.
Every schoolboy and girl, who Is read
ing the play as a part of his course, has
an opportunity to see it performed as
Goldsmith would have had It. Every
person who loves good writing, and the
finest of artistic acting !s doubly favored
because of this production.
Mr. Crane has passed the point In his
career where personal exploitation is
taken into account, else he would not
have elected to play Hardcastle which is
the fourth part in the piece.
Tony Lumpkin is the real star char
acter, and no better for" low comedian
was ever written; Kate Hardcastle is
preeminently a brilliant choice for the
best of women stars, and young Marlowe
was ever a favorite with romantic actors.
Therefore In playing the old man Hard
castle, much as he makes of the char
acter, modestly gives way before his as
sociates In order that the cast may be
evenly halanced and that he may stand
sponsor for the most notable revival of
"She Stoops to Conquer" ever made in
Mr. Crane has visited Portland fre
quently in the past, and his fame among
local patrons of the theater is as high
as It is everywhere else in the land. It is
inconceivable that he ever gave a better
performance here, considering his oppor
tunities. In Bills Jeffreys we have, however,
found a new stage Idol. She has never
before favored the Coast, and came as
something of an unknown quantity, in
that few in last night's audience had seen
her hefore, however much they might be
informed as to her importance in the
profession. As Kate Hardcastle she last
night moved her audience to the most
sincere and unreserved commendation.
Few actresses who have appeared here
possess such ability, charm and techni
Well met Indeed, also for the first time,
was George Geddens. who as Tonv LumD-
kin fully justified his reputation of being f
j-jusmiMi s loruniosi iow cornea ian. wav
ing eeen him play Tony, I shall forever
after boast of it.
Walter Hale, an admirable combination
of dashing Adonis and excellent actor,
was the Young Marlowe, and a very beau
ideal of the Georgian' gentleman. Mar
garet Dale, winsome, fascinating little
minx that she is, must needs turn all
our susceptible heads as the coquettish
little Miss Neville. Herbert Sleath was
at ease as Hastings, and did creditably
while Fred Thorne in the bit, Diggory!
was a factor of Importance far out of
proportion to the scope of the part.
The settings were sufficient to all nop.ia
There will be performances this afternoon
PLEADS FOR INNOCENT"
E- B. WATSON DISCUSSES IiAXD
FRAUD VICTIMS' STANDING.
Says They Should Be Protected When
They Purchase Ill-Gotten School
Tracts in Good Faith.
Portland. Feb. 8. (To the Editor.) In
Tlew of some recent expressions In your
columns, editorial and otherwise, as to the
rights of holders of certificates of sale of
Bchool lands issued on fraudulent applica
tions, and the relief they are entitled to at
the hands of the Legislature, I deem it
proper to suggest the facts which seem to
me to require a different conclusion. .
I represent John De Laittre and others,
holding altogether 77 of those certificates
covering about 22,000 acres of such lands,
by purchase and as si g nme nt fro m A. T.
Kelllher, in good faith and without any
notice of fraud or illegality In the appli
cations on which they were issued. These
parties bought the certificates from Mr.
Kelllher at an advance of about 75 cents
per acre above the price to be paid the
state, and paid their money at the time
of taking the assignments. They afterward
made the second and third payments of 20
per cent on the principal and kept the in
terest paid up on the balance, as required
by law and the rules of the State Land
Board, until the Maiioa County errand jury
reported to the board on April 23, 1905,
tha( some 1686 certificates of sale of school
lands, including these, had been obtained
on fraudulent applications, since which date
the board Has refused to accept any fur
This grand Jury report to the board de
clared that this list of 16S0 certificates of
sale of school lands attached thereto, in
cluded about 500,000 acres of lands, but
did not include all the certificates issued
tn fraudulent applications, and that "many
of the signatures to these applications havs
been forged, and many are the signatures of
Irresponsible persons who for a considera
tion have been induced to perjure then
lv tn order to assist certain persons in
acquiring, unlawfully, large bodies of school
lands." For convenience I will hereafter
refer to the former as "forged" and the
latter as "dummy" applications, as they
are commonly styled.
. Some 1&78 of the certificates In this grand
Jury list were issued on applications filed
before Governor Chamberlain's first term be
gan on January 12, 1908. and the remaining
808 on applications filed during the first
two years of his first tterm.
Board Violates Rule.
The board on May 0, 1905, noted the
receipt of this grand jury report in Its
journal and ordered that no further certifl-
cates or deeds issue until applications should
be investigated by the State Land Agent
and Clerk of the Board and reported free
from fraud. The board did not, however,
adhere to the rule, and prior to December
2, 1905, had begun to order deeds on the
certificates included in the grand Jury list
without any report that the applications on
which they were Issued were free from
fraud, as shown by Oswald West, State
Land Agent's report to Governor Chamber
lain, of that date, printed In his report of
more recent date, on pages 9-11, where he
eays: "Others not reported on by us have
been taken up recently and passed to deed
by the board, but over your protest." The
board kept on until they had "passed to
deed" 1283 of the certificates of sale in
cluded In tha grand jury list, which they
found had been Issued on the "dummy" ap
plications, and Governor Chamberlain, al
though protesting In board meeting and vot
ing "no," on the ground of such applica
tions being fraudulent, always joined with
the other two members of the board in
executing the deeds, which without his sig
nature would have been wholly Inoperative.
Deeds bave been so ordered on all the
certificates, Issued upon the "dummy" ap
plications, aggregating about 889,533.78 of
the 500,000 acres of school lands reported
by the Marlon County grand Jury, as In
cluded in certificates of sale obtained on
fraudulent applications, and deeds have been
executed for all of such lands by Governor
Chamberlain, Secretary Dunbar and Treas
urer Moore, except about 10,000 acres
claimed by a Mr. Bldde, of Vancouver,
Wash., under the same kind of certificates,
and the only reason he bas not received his
deeds is that lie has not called for them.
The board found, or rather assumed, the
remainder of the 1686 certificates of sale
reported in the grand Jury list, numbering
403, and covering 110.466.22 -cres of school
lands, were Issued on forged applications
made and filed by H. H. Turner, and refused
to order deeds upon them. Most of these
certificates were delivered to A. T. Kelll
her, and the 77 now held by John DeLaittre
and the other parties I represent are among
the number. After a hearing on July 13,
1905, the board took the matter under ad
visement, and on ' February 27. 1906, or
dered these certificates, less three held
by W. J- Plnney, of Wlllmar, Minn., can
celled, and at the same time ordered 30
certificates held by F. W. Jewett, that had
been Issued on "dummy" applications,
passed to deed. The order of cancellation
recites that "the applications upon which"
tho certificates held by John DeLaittre
were Issued "were each and all of them
forged, fraudulent, and therefore void;"
and though John DeLalttre himself was
not a party to the fraud, that
"said applications because of the fraud
ulent character thereof, and the certifi
cates Issued thereon, are each and all of
them void, and the board Is without author
ity, and ought not to receive the payments
tendered by said John DeLaittre. It Is
therefore ordered by the board that Baid
tender be, and the same is, hereby refused,
and the said certificates and each and
all of them, and the applications upon which
they -were Issued, be, and the same are, each
and all of them hereby cancelled and held
Orders Cert tflcates Hoi d.
After entering like orders In the case
of each of the other parties I represent,
except W. J. Finney, whose certificates
were not Involved in the proceeding, the
board proceeded to order 30 of the 84 cer
tificates held by F. W. Jewett, and Issued
on "dummy" applications, to deed by ma
jority vote. Governor Chamberlain voting
"no." on the ground of such applications
being fraudulent, but promptly executing
the deeds, with Secretary Dunbar and
Treasurer Moore, as in all other cases of
the same character. Jewett was under in
dictment for subornation of perjury as to
Fome or all of the remaining four certifi
cate, and no deeds were allowed on these.
The entire board, In its report of October
1, 1906, to the present Legislature, on page
7, say of such action: "Where the certifi
cates submitted were included in the grand
jury list above referred to, and were not
approved by the Clerk and the State Land
Arent. but were Issued upon applications of
genuine persons, and were not forgeries. It
has been the custom of the board, by a ma-
fiv vote, one member dissenting, to issue
deeds to innocent holders of said certificates,
except on those certificates on which in
dictment was found against F. W. Jewett."
Of the 403 certificates found by the board
to have been Issued on the applications
1 d by H. H. Turner, the board have
since passed five to deed, and 51 more were
filed by Turner before November 1. 19O0,
while he testified on the trial of State vs.
Kelllher that he did not begin to fore
anything until after a conversation with
Kelllher "In November or December, 1900."
There is no reason why the 15,000 or
acres included In these 56 cr-
tificatct should not bo credited to the "dum
my" side of account, and "passed to deed"
under the established "custom" of the board,
inus reducing the amount on the forged
side to about 95,000 acres. Thus we find
about 400,000 acres of school lands covered
by certificates Issued on "dummy" appli
cations ordered to deed by a mojorlty of the
board, and actually deeded by every mem
ber of the board, including Governor Cham
berlain, who protested so much against it
on the ground of fraud in the dummy ap
plications, and less than 100,000 acres of
the same kind of land, covered by certifi
cates issued on forged applications, held
by the board, and unlimited discretion
for further juggling with this remnant
sought from the present Legislature.
Both Claases Identical.
There never 'was any difference between
the two classes of application with reference
to their tbelng fraudulent, or as to the
rights of innocent holders of the certifi
cates issued upon either kind of applica
tions, in point of criminality, the "dummy"
applications are way ahead. They involved
both perjury and subornation of perjury.
The forged applications were not "forged"
In the sense of the criminal law, as Judge
Burnett held, and as every lawyer must
concede, and therefore Involved the commis
sion of no crime. But, aside from this, there
are no degrees In fraud affecting the rights
of Innocent holders of such certificates.
The action of the board in ordering the
deeds for 400,000 acres of school lands
on the certificates issued on the "dummy"
applications, and of Governor Chamberlain
in signing them and making them opera
tive to pass the title to innocent hold
ers, was right. It was just what the pres
ent Legislature ought to direct, If It had
not already been done. But there Is no
justification for the board's discrimination
against the Innocent holders of certificates
Issued on forged applications for the re
mainder of these lands not exceeding 100,
000 acres, nor for Governor Chamberlain's
effort to perpetuate it by legislative enact
ment. And the State of Oregon cannot
afford to do it. The profit on such a trans
action cannot be large; the injury to the
credit and honor of the state can hardly be
overestimated. The holders of the cer
tificates are In nowise to blame; they had
no opportunity to see or judge of the good
falh or genuineness of the applications.
It was the duty of the board to pass on
the applications before Issuing the certifi
cates. The Issuance of 1636 certificates for
an aggregate of 500,000 acres of school
lands, on fraudulent applications, renders
it difficult to imagine a due performance of
duty by the board, or that the board was
even Imposed on in fact1 in every case.
Others Not Genuine.
The parties I represent also purchased
eight certificates covering about 2560 acres
from W. F. Brown, which turned out not to
be genuine certificates, but part of the
Futer and McKlnley forgeries. They were
withdrawn as soon as I had the opportunity
to compare them with the genuine certifi
cates, and are not included in the 77 above
referred to, nor In the order of cancella
tion. House bill No. 233 merely provides that
in such cases the board may "in Its discre
tion" refund the money paid on the pur
chase price, both as principal and Interest,
and the general revision bill makes the same
provision in section 85. There Is no pro
vision in either bill applicable to the case
of an original applicant or holder of a
certificate with notice of the fraud.
This provision is aimed at purchasers of
such certificates in good faith and without
notice of any fraud or illegality in the ap
plications, but the efforts of such Innocent
holders to protect themselves against un
just legislation is constantly held up be
fore the public as designed to benefit the
parties participating in or cognizant of the
fraud In the original applications, and there
fore entitled to no consideration. What
the new board, with the old head, purposes
to do, or will do, to my clients "in Its dis
cretion," if this provision is enacted, I do
not know, but they will have the power to
do anything they like, or do nothing at all,
as It places the innocent holders of such
certificates absolutely at their mercy.
It Is plain that if the Innocent holders
of the certificates Issued on these alleged
forged applications, which the Legislature
deems worthy of consideration, they should
be defined, and protected by any act of leg
islation in their behalf, and not left to the
discretion of the board. -
E. B. WATSON.
Two Drowned in Flood Waters.
ARLINGTON, Or.. Feb. l-Joseph Cop
penheffer, of Cleveland, Wash., and Mr.
Stewart, of Oregon City, were drowned
1 1. S00, 000.00.
"THE OLDEST TRUST COMPANY
A BUSINESS INSTITUTION
USEFUL IN MANY WAYS
Thia BTROIffCJ OLD company offers
the most liberal terms consistent
with conservative banking.
The Trust Department
Executes Trusts of every description.
It serves the living and cares for
the estates of the dead. It acts as
Trustee under will or mortgage,
guardian, manager of estates, agent
and In many other useful capacities.
Taken full charge of and rented,
Improved or sold through experienced
real estate men. Rents collected and
forwarded. All the burdens of man
aging Real Estate assumed, yet with
all the advantages accruing to the
Call or writ for Book of
Portland Trust Company of Oregon
B. B. Corner Third and Oak Sta.
Phone Exchange 72.
BEN J. I. COHEN President
H. L. PltTOCK Vice-President
B. LEE PAGET Secretary
J. O. GOLTRA. . . Assistant Secretary
while crossing 'Wood Gulch Creek, oppo
site Arlington, Wednesday night. Emmet
Mason was saved, but Is in a serious con
dition. Coppenheffer was a prominent
farmer of Klickitat County, and leaves a
wife and several children.
RICH VALLEY -IS FLOODED
Sacramento Ivee Breaks and River
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 8. A break oc
curred in the levee on the Tolo side
of the Sacramento River this morning
at the ranch of Edward Krupp, one
mile and a half below the town of
Washington. The break Is 250 feet
wide and much valuable orchard, farm
ing and irrazinfr land is now flooded.
Don't run in debt, but run
in here and get a premium
on your cash.
Our February cash sales
give every customer a chance
to save from 20 to 40 per
cent on his purchases.
Eighty-five Business Suits
on sale today at $11.85; most
of them were $15.00, a few
Hen's and Boys' Outfitters,
16S and 168 Third St.
DO THEY FIT?
If they're not exactly riftit, lt
us make them eo. When -we flt
you we flt you accurately. Long
experience, every necessary scien
tific apparatus and the required
knowledge enabling us to cor
rectly uue the same, our own com
plete workshop with every facil
ity even to the grinding of spe
cial lenses are all at your dis
posal here, assuring a service not
possible with others less fortunate
ly equipped. Again do your
glasses nt, or nearly flt?
XMunsell Optical Cb
Is especially valuable daring the
Summer season, when outdoor occu
pations and sports are most in order,
GEASS STAINS, MUD STAINS
- AND CALLOUS SPOTS
yield to it, and it is particularly
agreeable when used in the bath after
All Grocers and Druggists,
Park Rnf p1 hot Brnntcs. ark.
ICUIl liUlCl OPEN AIX THE YEAR
Practically Fire Proof During the past
Summer entirely refitted and decoratad, hot
and cold running water In every room,
JLmarlcaa and European plan.
i. B. HATES, axuca and Ksr.
BLUMAUER & H0CH
M and HO roartb snirtL
Sol DUtelbutan torn Onva and Trli In, Iiim
COLUMBIAN OPTICAL COMPANY
, DenTer, Omaha, Kansas CUT, Salt Lake, Dallas, Tex.j Portland. Or.
MS Sixth St. KLOVD XT. B ROWER, Mgr. Oregonian Bid.
DB. B. E.WRIGHT
Phone Main 2119.
310 Washington Street
THE CARE OP THE HAIR
should be of tntereftt to erery .woman. If
Gray or Bleached. It can be restored to Its
natural color, or made any shade desired.
Tho Imnorial Ualr RBPonoratnr
IIIG IIHUbllUI I1UII lllfntdlblHIUI
I Is the acknowledged STANDARD
' HAIR COLORING of the are. It is
easily applied, makes the hair soft
and glossy, is absolutely harmless.
Sample of hair colored free. Corre
Imperial Chcm. Mff. C0..li5W. 23d St.,N.T.
Bow. & Martin. 32S Washington Street.
A 12.00 Full Set
Boom 405 loknm
Through arrangements with Eilers
Piano House The Oregonian is en
abled to offer all old or new subscrib
ers to this newspaper a $25 violin,
bow, strings, rosin and case included,
or a $25 phonograph and six records,
with a year's subscription to The
Daily and Sunday Oregonian, all for
$25.65, on very liberal installments.
I hereby subscribe for The Daily and Sunday Oregonian for
twelve months, for which I will pay on demand 75 cents a month,
and I am to receive a $25 Violin with case complete, or a $25
Phonograph and six standard ten-inch records (my selection),
all for $16.65. I agree to pay $1.65 on delivery of the machine
and six records, and 60 cents a week on the machine until all
payments have been paid in full.
In case of failure to comply with ts terms of this contract, I
agree to return said machine upon demand without legal process.
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
PARK AND WASHINGTON
PRIVATE KX. 23.
Without a RiTaJ
COAT OF PAINT
put on your house, roof, fenco
or barn now will save you
many a dollar's worth of after
expense through deterioration.
If not real decay. Come in and
order what you need before
you put this paper down.
THE BIG PAINT STORE
Fisher, Thorsen & Co.
Front and. Morrison sta.
Incomparable Toriscus curved
lens Eyeglasses and Specta
cles only $3.00
There j no a&tisfaction keener;
th&n being dry and comfortable
when out In the hardest atorrru
IP -YOU WE Alt
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JOWtR UNWAX C0.liittd.T0E3N TO. CUL
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HT-LINOCORD" eyoiet end buttonhole! 1
mat outwear tne collar.
CIO. P. IDS CO., M.kr TROY, N. Y.
Tery Popu.r- FsultleM to Tit."
Ily corrected. Arti
ficial eye. fitted.
139 7TH 6T., NKAK ALDER ST.
Lars-eat and Beat Equipped Optical Estab
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BIST 1TOKK. REASONABLE PRICES
24TK STA.R.K STREET