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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907.
GOT DDIVIINO MASK
AT SKATING RINK
Nob Hill Robber Tells About
Bit of Cloth That Made
HAS NOT GIVEN UP HOPE
fays Detectives Will Have Trouble
Proving Charges Tells Where
Property Stolen From Henry
Hahn Can Be Recovered.
The budding career of a young crimi
nal, who "eventually would have left
Raffles in a secondary class, was
tilppt'd with the arrest of Ernest Lane,
alias Frank Davis, the plnk-domlno
burglar, at 2 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Much was learned of the young
man's habits and methods yesterday
enough to establish him as one of the
most remarkable thieves who thus far
have favored the Coast. He went about
burglary much as the average am
bitious young man of 19 would apply
bis talents to honest pursuits. Rob
.bfry was not altogether a weakness,
but a business a profession and In
which he rapidly was becoming more
end more proficient.
Young Iane selected the homes only of
persons regarded as well-to-do. His oper
ations were limited almost entirely to the
Nob Hill district, lie invariably appeared
before his startled victims in neat attire.
Instead of the long black mask oC the
hardened thug was the thin pink domino,
covering only a small part of the face.
Irately he has been wearing a black dom
- Inc. the pink one having become alto
gether too notorious.
Notwithstanding his Fifth-avenue meth
uds. Lane Is an Oregon boy the product
of a small settlement, Creswell. He al
ways 'has been bad, having spent much
time in the Reform School at Salem. The
police. In fact, established his Identity
yesterday by referring to the local rogues'
jallery collection. Three years ago they
arrested him for petty robberies and had
him sentqpiced to the Reform School,
where he had already spent several years.
"When paroled a few months later, he dis
appeared. On the occasion of his previ
ous arrest, he was going under the as
Ftimed name of Karl Lewis. HLs latest
alias is John Davis.
San Francisco Training.
San Francisco Is the field wherein -he
has spent the past two years, and un
doubtedly It was there he graduated
Irom the amateur class. There are many
able crooks In San Francisco, and Lane
hows the effects of contact with their
talents. The police have learned posi
tively that he has been living in San
Francisco, a member of the department,
tn fact, having seen him there Summer
before last. Becoming learned in the art
of burglary, he doubtless decided to give
Ills native state the benefit of his talents.
Added to the elements of weakness in
his nature which directed him to crime
are all the accessories that make for a
Buccessful burglar. He is big, strong
and nervy numerous exhibitions of this
last quality having been given, not the
least of which was his fight against the
three men who overpowered and arrested
him In the Cosmos lodging-house.
It Is doubted by the police if Lane
would have engaged in sneak-thlef meth
ods. He says he would not, and adds
n-tth a touch of pride that he uses no
tobacco, liquor or unnecessary profanity.
Vow and then he goes to church. Aside
Trom his nefarious choice of profession
he would make an acceptable member of
n exclusive Bible class.
Very much everyone at the police sta
tion was astonished at the young man's
generosity yesterday when he told Henry
llalin how to recover a valuable gold
watch. He did this at the risk of his
It seems that the commission merchant
was interrupted at the entrance of his
paintial Nob Hill residence a few even
ings ago by an individual wearing a pink
domino mask and carrying a small, trim
cut revolver. He relieved Mr. jHahn of
a gold watch and $1.50 in cash and then
accompanied his unwilling host through
the house. A daughter gave the alarm,
whereupon the burglar retreated only
to be made the target of five shots from
Halin's revolver all of which flew wide.
In the hopes of recovering his watch,
which was a present to him, Mr. Hahn
visited t,he police station. A detective
ushered him Into the presen.ee of the
Victim Meets Kobber Again.
"This la the gentleman whom you met
at his door the other night and Insisted
on going in with him said tile officer.
Lane did not seem overjoyed at the re
union, although he nodded soberly.
"He would like to get his watch back,
Ernest." said the officer with easy fa
miliarity. "1 don't know anything about his
watch." was the solincn response.
"The watch was a present to me and I
would like very much to get it again,"
ald Mr. Hahn.
"And if I should help you I suppose you
would go out and knock me," said Lane,
bs If his reputatlou were very much at
stake. He meant, however, that the act
would be made the basis of an additional
count on the robbery charge.
"Unless I was called on by the authori
ties I should not care to prosecute you,"
said Mr. Hahn.
"You'd surely be called on," was the
"I think not' said the officer. "We've
pot two charges against you now and I
think that will be enough. Go ahead
and tell the man where his watch is."
"Weill as I have already said." the
burglar added, "1 know nothing about his
watch, but "
Here he did enough thinking to
serve the purpose of a trance medium.
"But, I wouldn't be surprised if you
would find it in the pawnshop over
there on Front street near Madison."
The watch was found there, as Lane
It must not be Imagined for a minute
that tho young man admits he is the
domino burglar. Nor does he deny it.
The police have got htm In the toils
and have a good deal of evidence
against him, but he docs not intend to
tell anything more than he has to. He
knows he is doomed to a term in the
penitentiary on at least two counts,
but ho hopes to keep the number down
to that. Ho has committed robberies
enough to get him a life term were
they all pressed against him.
"And besides they are charging me
with things 1 rujver heard of." he Bald
tn a reporter of The Oregonlan yes
"You don't deny that you have been
operating as a burglar now and then,
do you?" he was asked.
'Let Them Prove It," He Says.
"We'll they've got me here and I'm
mt saying anything. Let them prove
it if they can. But they keep telling
we 1 broke into a house and beat up
a lady named Rountrte. That makes
one mad, for I never harmed a woman
in my life. I don. t know a thing about
"You don't deny being the pink
"I'm not talking about that.
"How many houses have you
"I'm not saying. But they accuse me of
everything under the sun. Since this
morning I've been accused of more crimes
than I ever knew of. I've only been back
from 'Frisco two months.'
"How did you come to adopt the pink
domino mask like the one the police found
in your pocket?
"That's easy. I've been going to roller
skating parties. They have mask parties
quite often and you have to go either in
fancy costume or with a domino mask
on. I wore the pink domino generally.
When it got dirty I bought a black dom
The young man smiled as he made this
"How often did you go to these par
tics?" "As often as they happened. I was at
one last night. That was how I came to
have the domino in my pocket when
these fellows jumped on me at the room."
"Have you been working in the city?"
"No, not here in the city. 'I had money
enough to live on for awhile. I didn't
have any money in the bank, but then I
: Toug Lane's appearance U that of
a well-groomed and aihletic student.
He has none of the characteris
tics of a hardened burglar. His am
billon seemingly was to . become &
"gentleman" thief and follow rob
bery as a profession. He to tall, of
good physique, has regular features,
dark hair and eyes and is decidedly
good looking. He take his
am young and was Just getting started."
'Started at what?"
"Oh, most anything."
Inspector Bruin entered the detec
tives' room at this moment, and saw
the captive tor the first time. '
"Say,, you're a fine-looking specimen.
Why don't you join the Army?" he
asked, admiringly, taking in ' the
youth's rugged, clean-lined physique.
"Tour advice comes a little late, my
friend," was the laconic reply.
"You're more than 19," added the
captain, looking the prisoner over
carefully. "You're about 214"
"Ah, back up," was the terse re
joinder. Pink Domino Man's Equipment.
The collection of equipment taken
from Lane's room at the Cosmos indi
cates he was preparing for a prolonged
campaign. In a close search yesterday
the police found an artificial mustache
and beard, a soiled domino mask, a
burglar's Jimmy for use in prying win
dows and doors, an electric flash lan
tern and two rifles. . Three revolvers
were taken from him at the time of
his arrest. Ten dollars in cash, sev
eral stickpins and a pawnticket were
found in his pockets.
During his stay in the city he has
been changing his lodgings from place
to place. The failure of the police to
get trace of him probably led to care
lessness. He got to leaving stolen
effects about his room. The discovery
of burglars' tools in his overcoat by
Mrs. Thomas Hammersley, landlady at
the Cosmos, afforded the clew which
was used by the police in effecting his
When Lane was arrested he managed
to draw loaded revolvers from his pocket,
but they were promptly taken away from
htm. While his room was being searched
he was seen to be working stealthily
with the cushion of an easy chair upon
which he had been seated. Captain of
Police Slover looked in the cushion to
find a loaded revolver, evidently placed
there for uso In case of just such an
emergency. Had his wrists not been
handcuffed, he could have secured this
weapon. The room was carefully searched
by ex-Offlcer Hammersley and much val
uable evidence secured after the arrest
had been made.
Two Charges Filed.
Two charges were lodged against him
yesterday. One complaint was signed by
I. Z. Dusfresne. who was relieved of a
watch found in Lane's pockets. - The
other charge was brought by the Port
land Gun & Bicycle Company, whence the
guns in Lane's possession were stolen.
An effort will be made to secure evidence
sufficient to convict him on other counts.
An effort was made by the police de
partment to learn the whereabouts of
"They are in Southern California," the
prisoner said. "Further than that, I'll
tell you nothing. My mother is In bad
health. It would kill her to know of
Comes to Rockefeller Church.
NEW YORK, April 17. The Rev. C. F.
Aked. who comes here from Liverpool to
accept a call from the Fifth-Avenue
(.Rockefeller) Baptist Church in this city,
arrived today upon the steamer Carmania.
Mr. Aked said the only comment he cared
to make on his mission to this country
was that he felt he had delayed his
coming to America ten years too long.
"I am 42 years old now." he said. "I
should have come here ten years ago.
"While my work at Liverpool has filled
my time acceptably. 1 think I could have
made more of my time over here. X come
to America with a great anticipation of
the possibilities before me."
National Academy Selects Officers.
WASHINGTON, April 17. At to
day's meeting of the National Academy
of Sciences the following officers were
elected: Ira Remsen, of Johns Hop
kins University, president; Arnold
Hague, secretary. The following were
elected as a board of council: Robert
S. Woodard. president of the Carnegie
Institute: George E. Hale, of Califor
nia; Henry Osborne, of New Tor-; B
H. Chittenden, of Tale and William
H. Welch, of Johns Hopkins.
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FREE ITER BILL
GETS BODY BLOW
Council Refuses to Give Char
ter Amendment Place on
, the Ballot.
RESCINDS FORMER ORDER
Bases Action on Alleged Misrepre
sentations Made Concerning the
Omission of Bridge Tax Pro
vision Wagnon Will Fight.
The free water charter amendment will
not go before the people at the June elec
tion unless the courts order City Auditor
Devlin to put the measure on the official
ballot. The Council yesterday passed a
resolution instructing the Auditor to with
hold the amendment from the ballot and
Mr. Devlin last night said he would fol
low the instructions of the Council. H. D.
Wagnon, the faier of the amendment,
declared in the Council meeting yesterday
that the matter would be taken into the
"I shall follow the instructions of the
Council and will not place the amendment
on the ballot," said Mr. Devlin last night.
"I am simply the clerk of the Council
and must do as I am directed."
It is the opinion of City Attorney Mc
Nary that Mr. Devlin lias power to with
hold the amendment, now that he has
been authorized by the Council to do so,
though it Is discretionary with him. Ac
cording to Mr. McNary there is nothing
to prevent the Auditor from placing the
amendment upon the ballot should he de
sire to do so. J
The Council and Mr. Wagnon had a
lively set-to yesterday afternoon before
the resolution was adopted. Mr. Wagnon
bitterly arraigned the Councilmen, who
vigorously "came back at him."
The members of the Council assert that
they ordered the amendment placed on
the ballot as a result of misrepresenta
tions. They say they knew nothing of
the omission of the portion of the charter
which provides for a bridge tax. Mr.
Wagnon declares they were well aware
of the omission.
Wagnon Charges Treachery.
Mr. Wagnon, even before a vote was
taken on the resolution, charged the
Councilmen with desiring to defeat the
will of the people by subterfuge. He said
he believed the Council had first ordered
the amendment, knowing of the omission
of the bridge tax section, so that later
and after the 60-day limit had expired,
they could pretend to make the discovery
arid then direct the Auditor to withhold
the amendment. He said that, it was
simply a trick on the part of the Council.
Mr. Wagnon, however, admitted that
when the petition was circulated It was
not generally known that it altered the
charter In respect to the building of
bridges. This is what the Councilmen
contend and give as justification of their
When the resolution came up yesterday
two communications were read from the
Taxpayers League. One was from J. N.
Teal and the other from the executive
committee of the organization. Both com
munications urged that the Council keep
the amendment off the ballot. Mr. Wag
non characterized the Taxpayers' League
as the "Joe Teal crowd."
"I think there is a good deal of hypoc
risy in your attempt to rescind your ac
tion," said Mr. Wagnon, as he swung an
accusing finger about the room. "You peo
ple all knew that the provision about
bridges was out.
"It is common talk about the city that
you knew about it and I tell you gentle
men the people know it," he continued.
"You wanted to wait until the 60-day
limit was up so that you could not amend
it. You wanted to kill "the whole bill.
Tou all had copies of the amendment and
had plenty of time in which to go over it.
We're going to take it into the courts
just as sure as you pass that resolution."
Bridge Tax Is Vicious.
Mr. Wagnon then referred to the
"vknousness" of the tax for bridges. He
declared that it was enacted for special
interests and that the Portland Railway
Cpmpany derived the benefits. He had
been misinformed on certain things, as he
soon discovered. He was told that the
street-railway company had to pay one
fourth of the cost of the bridges it used.
'""What about the Portland Heights
bridge, built for the Portland Railway
Company?" shouted Mr. Wagnon, point
ing his finger to the west. "Who uses
that but the railway company? And who
paid for it?"
"The Portland Railway Company," an
swered Deputy Auditor Grutze.
There was a laugh all around and Mr.
Wagnon, blushing up to the roots of his
hair, sat down.
"We have been imposed upon as re-
Sale Oriental Rugs
Small Bugs, or Room Sizes, all reduced Suirvans, Daghestans,
Kiskillems, Moussuls, Beloochistans, Saronks, Bergamos,
Anatolias, Kirmanshahs, Bokharas and Khivas.
$16.50 values, special. . .13.75 $22.00 values, special. . .18.35
tincn mln, cnanial ft r. $9.S flfl ValllfiS. KTiecial . . . S21 .OO
$21.00 values, special. . .17.50 $30.00 values, special. . .$25.75
$31.00 values, special . $26.50 $36.00 values, special . 30. 5
$33.00 values, special . $28.25 $37.50 values, special . $32.25
$35.00 values, special . $30.00 $40.00 values, special . $34.50
$42.00 values, special. .$36.50 $ 75.00 values, special. $
$45.00 values, special. .$38.50 $ 85.00 values, special. $
- $50.00 values,
sards, this amendment." said Councilman
Wills. "If they wanted free water why
didn't they keep it alone. There wasn't
anything said in the Council about the
Wills also said that a great many names
on the petition presented to the Council
were fictitious. Councilman Bennett said
that Mr. Wagnon's statement that all the
Councilmen knew the full Intent of the
amendment was absolutely untrue, as he,
for one. did not know of the omission.
"I would like to know whether the peo
ple who signed that petition knew about
the bridges?" inquired Gray.
"The people who circulated the peti
tion," said Mr. Wagnon. "generally told
the people who signed it that it was a
free water petition." .
Gray's Pertinent Question.
"Then I take it that it was not ex
plained to the people that it would revoke
the 2-mill bridge tax," said Gray.
Mr. Wagnon said that it was explained
that certain sections of the charter would
be amended, but that very little was said
about bridges. In fact, he said, that he
himself had forgotten about the omission
of that section of the charter or he would
have said more about it.
"I had forgotten about it until it was
brought up recently,'' he concluded.
"I doubt the sincerity of Mr. Wagnon,"
declared Menefee, who Introduced the
resolution before the house. "He comes
here and adds insult to injury by accus
ing the Council of knowledge of what he
purposelyr left out of the charter."
Rushlight and Baker thought that the
measure should go to the people for their
decision. Mayor Lane called for a vote
on the passage of the resolution. Rush
light was the only one heard to vote in
COFFEY GHDIGEJF LABOR
WIXS INDORSEMENT FOR MAY
ORALTY BY BIG MAJORITY.
Sllverstone for Municipal Judgand
McGarry lor City Attorney Win.
The Vote in' Detail.
John B. Coffey has been declared the
choice of organized labor for Mayor,
having received 237 votes, as against
80 for Thomas C. Devlin and 22 for
George H. Thomas.
Returns from the referendum elec
tion were received last night from 41
of the 48 labor unions that are affiliat
ed with the labor party, by which the
returns were canvassed. Although only
seven of the 48 unions failed to take
part in the election, the total vote cast
represents but about 35 per cent of the
actual membership of the unions that
participated. The relative smallness
of the vote is accounted for by the
leaders of the organization by the fact
that In a majority of instances the vote
was taken by the unions when but a
small representation of the members
was present. Secretary Leabo, of the
Labor party, eays the 48 unions of the
city have a total membership of over
6000, while the unions that took a vote
in the referendum election represent
fully 4500. The total number of votes
cast for the candidates for any one
office did not exceed 2450.
Julius Sllverstone 1b the unanimous
choice for Municipal Judge, receivtng
2215 votes. For City Attorney, William
R. McGarry had 2151 against 98 for J.
P.- Kavanaugh. H. J. Slrard had no
opposition for City Treasurer and re
ceived a vote of 2271. The vote for
Councllmen-at-Large, three to elect,
was: M. J. Allen, 2177; M. J. Driscoll,
2161; Fred T. Merrill, 142; H. G. Par
sons, 2166. The following candidates
have been indorsed for Councilman:
First Ward, Robert Henderson, 1991;
Fourth, F. C. King, 1789; Sixth, H. A.
No vote was taken by the .unions on
candidates for Councilman from either
of the other five wards. It is apparent
from the vote that is reported on Coun
cilman from the three wards that the
members of all the unions voting in the
election voted on these ward Councilmen,
regardless of the place of residence of
While no candidate has been indorsed
by the labor unions for City Auditor,
It is understood this organization is very
friendly to A. L. Barbur, who will prob
ably receive this support.
At last night's meeting a committee
was appointed to arrange for a mass
meeting of union laboring people to be
held before the city primary nominating
election. The date for this demonstra
tion was not decided, but it will likely
take place the latter part of next week.
J. J. Price having resigned as chairman
of the Labor party, Nelsen Hughes, of the
Carpenters Union, has been elected to
Medals for Eminent Engineers. '
NEW YORK, April 17. The dedicatory
exercises of the new home presented to
the United Engineering Societies by An
drew Carnegie were continued today. The
exercises included the presentation of the
John Pritch gold medal to Alexander
Graham Bell for the invention and in
troduction of the telephone. Commemo
rative medals were presented to R. W,
Pope, secretary of the American. Institute
of Electrical Engineers: E. R. Hutton,
for many years secretary of the Ameri
can Society of Mechanical Engineers, and
Rosslter W. Raymond, secretary of the
American Institute of Mining Engineers.
special. .$41.50 $ 90.00 values, special. $
Stinn no values, snecial $
$125.00 values, special. $108.00
$135.00 values, special. $116.00
$140.00 values, special. $120.00
$150.00 values, special. $128.00
FAVOR NEW BRIDGES
Councilmen Heed Complaints
From East Side.
GULCHES TO BE SPANNED
Reinforced Concrete Structure on
East Twenty-Eighth Street Au
thorized Irvington Sewer As
sessment Protests Heard.
East Twenty-eighth street at last is
to have a bridge ac'rosfc Sullivan's
Gulch. The Council at its meeting yes
terday afternoon passed an ordinance
authorizing the construction of a re
inforced concrete bridge, the cost of
which will be met by the bridge tax
levy next year. The Council has vir
tually agreed, also, to authorize the
construction of a new bridge across
the gulch on Union avenue. The
Twenty-eighth street structure will
cost about $75,030 If the Wagnon free
water amendment should be placed on
the ballot at the coming- election
against the opposition of the Council,
apd chance to be enacted by the peo
ple, no tax could be levied with which
to pay for either bridge.
Councilman Bennett and several
property owners spoke on the ordin
ance. It was explained that Irvington
and the Holladay Park addition are
practically without Are protection and
that the bridge would enable the Are
apparatus to reach that portion of the
city. There -Is a station on East
Twenty-eighth and Davis streets. To
reach the other side of the gulch the
apparatus has to go either to Twelfth
street or to the Columbia Slough road,
which takes from 20 to 30 minutes.
When the bridge is built the depart
ment will be enabled to cross the gulch
within three minutes.
Councilman Menefee has been en
deavoring to secure a new bridge on
Union avenue, and after several of the
Councilmen had pledged their support
he consented to vote for the Twenty-eighth-street
bridge. The Councilmen
believe that the two bridges should be
built this year and an arrangement can
bo made whereby they will be paid for
when the bridge tax is levied next year.
There Is no money In the bridge fund
at this time.
The Council will hold a special meet
ing next Wednesday to consider the
Irvington district sewer, as several
hundred property owners assert that
they will not be treated fairly If the
assessment is made as planned. A
dozen or more property owners were
present yesterday at the meeting an,d
tRe matter was discussed. Tho sewer
committee will meet Monday morning
at 10 o'clock to listen to the complaints
of the property owners and will report
to the Council Wednesday.
Those who live at Vernon say that
the natural drainage Is not toward the
sewer and that they should not be as
sessed for its construction. They say
that where they can make connections
the grade is such that the cost would
be almost prohibitory. City Engineer
Taylor said that the district was laid
out before he went into office, but that
the contour map showed that the na
tural drainage is toward the sewer.
.City Attorney McNary explained that
the Council could not alter the boun
daries of the district, but that It might
reduce or Increase the assessment on
certain property within the district.
The sewer will cost $142,700.
The amendment to the occupation tax
ordinance, as recommended by the ways
and means committee, was laid over
until the next meeting. Several of the
Councilmen wanted more time in which
to study the proposed changes.
Two ordinances were introduced by
Sharkey, by request, to grant the Ore
gon Traction Company and the United
Railways Company more time in which
to comply with their franchises. The
ordinances would extend the time In
which the lines must be built until
April, 1910. The franchise of the Ore
gon Traction Company was acquired by
the United Railways Company, which 's
now expending about $20,000 a month
in construction work. The ordinances
were referred to the street committee.
A resolution authorizing the ways
and means committee to negotiate for
a site for a new police station and
emergency hospital was passed. A
querter block will be purchased in the
vicinity of the Park blocks.
Cold Snap In Prairie State.
NORFOLK, Neb., April 17. The tem
perature over Northern Nebraska and
Southern South Dakota dropped to 14
degrees above zero during the night.
It is not thought much damage to fruit
has been done.
Illinois to Vote on Local Option.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. April 17. The
Senate today passed the bill providing
for local option in townships, cities and
villages, the question to be voted upon
at a general election.
'THE LINE OF"
There are some things that cannot be copied.
That is to say, that while there is no mechanical ob
struction to copying in the broader sense, the copies
and imitations never equal the originals. This fact
is most apparent in the CHICKERING PIAXO.
The makers of this famous instrument have suc
ceeded in producing a tone quality that is a marvel
and wonder of the world. The liquid purity of this
tone, and the inability of all other makers to equal
it, are the causes that have placed the Chickering
Piano in its peculiarly enviable position have se
cured for it the universal indorsement of "BEST."
There is no mistaking the Chickering tone. Hav
ing once heard it you will always recognize it, and
your opinion of any piano thereafter will be guided
by the thought "how nearly does it approach the
The Chickering Piano Was Used at
Last Evening's Testimonial Harwas Concert
CHICKERING PIANOS ARE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY
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The House of Highest Quality
3S3 WASHINGTON STREET -
COR. PARK 'mnmrnmi,it,,p
SOCIALISTS NAME TICKET
CANDIDATES PUT IN FIELD FOR
Me E. Dorf man. for Mayor. Heads
LlsU-PIatform Tells Evils of
Portland's Socialists met at - Socialist
Hall, 209 Davis street, last night, and
nominated the following candidates for
city offices at the coming election: Mayor,
M. E. Dorf man; Auditor, J. W. Pettlt;
Treasurer, A. Ehalainen; MunlclpalJudge,
Otto Neumann; City Attorney, Thomas
Siadden; Council men-at- Large, J. D.
Smith, J. T. McDonald, Joseph FVanklln;
First ward, B. Pederson; Fourth ward,
George U Prior; Fifth ward, H. F.
Fuchs; Sixth ward. E. K. Jones; Seventh
ward, A. Salmela; Eighth ward, M. E.
The Socialist platform is as follows:
We, the Socialists of the City of Portland
In convention assembled, do hereby reassert
our adherence to the principles and pro
gramme of International, revolutionary so
cialism. In view of the fact that the working-class,
by their intelligence. Industry and skill;
create every object of (artificial) wealth
in the world, yet are, through- pri
vate ownership of the tools and means
of production and distribution, denied
access to the very wealth which their
own hands alone have created, and, as we
believe that the vesting; of this power to
withhold from the masses by a powerful few
the surplus value which has been created
by these masses, leaving them but a bare
subsistence, is a privilege, granted by a po
litical force, the creature of these dominant
few, the capitalist-class, and as we further
believe that this class-government, this pri
vate creature of the dominant few, of a
necessity must become the public servant of
the democratic whole;
Therefore, we assert that the Socialists of
the city of Portland enter the political field
as a fraction of the International Socialist
movement which aspires to wrest from the
capitalist-class the powers of government
and to use these powers In the interest of
4 Specials on
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
for up to $15.00 each, on sale
Trimmed Eats that sell regularly
for up to $7.50 ea C fin
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the working-class. Our aim In doing this is
the abolition of all laws which vst in tlia
Individual the right to own privately what
Is needed for use by all, in other words, the
abolition of the wage system. And with thli
aim' in view we place in the field a ticket
which Is composed of dues-paying members
of the Socialist party, all of whom must
have been a member of the party at least
one year. We demand of them that they
pledge themselves, if elected, to act In ac
cordance with Instructions from their party
organization and not as Individuals.
And so. without any attempt to mislead
any person, we lay before the voters this
declaration of our principles and aims.
If you believe in the taking over of the
tools and means of production and distribu
tion by society and the rendering to the
worker the full value of his labor, vote the
Socialist ticket as a whole, not for the So
cialist as an Individual. If you believe In
the private ownership of these social neces
sities, vote against the Socialist ticket. We
stand before the voters, not as nonpartisans,
but confessing to a belief In the strongest
kind of partisanship- Our only viewpoint
Is a class viewpoint. We stand for the In
terest of the working-class. For the capitalist-class
we have no concern:
HEYBURN SLOWLY GAINS
Removed to Washington, but Cannot
Attend to Business.
WASHINGTON. April 17. Senator
Heyburn ot Idaho, who has been very
111 In Philadelphia, was brought to this
city today. He is improving slowly,
though still very weak, and there is
much ground to be gained before his
condition will permit him to attend .to
any official business. He was accom
panied here by Mrs. Heyburn, W. B.
Sams, his private secretary, and a
trained nurse. Today was the first
time Mr. Heyburn was able to be moved
since the inception of his attack of
; Department Store Scorched.
MILWAUKEE, April 17. The damage
from the Are in Kroeger Bros.' big de
partment store early today did not
exceed $75,000. The stock is valued at
When you feel all tired out and broken
up generally, take Hood's Sarsaparllla.
Chic,- becoming Millinery, bar-
gainized almost beyond belief, for
this one day's selling. Trimmed
dress Hats that reflect the best
turns of fashion, constructed of
the best sorts of materials and all .
Eastern models in pressed and
handmade shapes. They come in
small and medium-sized shapes,
and all the leading colors. Take
it all in all, we think this is quite
the best headgear value you've
been offered in many a day. Read
well the prices and investigate
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
for up to $10.00 each, on sale
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
for up to $5 each, O AQ
on sale today for. .