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TUB MOKXIJTO OKEGOXIA3C. WEDT:SDAT, JULY 31, 1JJUT.
E TO CLOSE
Oregon CitV Churches Unite in
Asking District Attorney
to Act in Case.
RESOLUTIONS ARE PASSED
Portland 'citizens Also Interested in
Attempt to Terminate Gambling
in Clackamas County Fol
lowing Sunday Closing.
An effort is being made to secure the
closing of the Milwaukle Club, situated
Just across the Multnomah County line in
Clackamas County, an agitation already
having been started, looking toward that
end. Both here and in Oregon City action
has been taken that Is calculated to bring
about the desired result. That the estab
lishment in question Is a notorious
gambling-house, and that it should be im
mediately suppressed by the District At
torney and Sheriff of Clackamas County,
5s the position taken by those behind the
It is understood that the authorities of
Clackamas County do not regard It as
their duty to take the initiative in the
matter, and it appears that. If the Mil
waukie Club Is closed. It must be done
by evidence secured or complaints lodged
with the District Attorney by Interested
B. Lee Paget, a Portland business man
and leading Methodist, Is among those
who have interested themselves In the
effort to. close the Milwaukle Club, and
the congregations of the Methodist Epis
copal, Congregational. Baptist and Presby
terian Churches of Oregon City took up
the matter last Sunday by rising votes in
all their meetings, thus placing them on
record as wishing the gambling-house
closed at once.
They have forwarded to District At
torney Hedges expression of the sentiment
of these meetings, calling upon him to
act. and have arranged for the appoint
ment of special committees to call upon
him personally, in case he does not take
Writes Letter to Hedges.
Mr. Paget lives where it is necessary
for him to ride by the Milwaukie Club
twice daily, on the line of the Oregon
Water Power & Railway Company, and
he has therefore had his attention called
for many months to the existence of
the place. After the saloons of Oregon
City and other Clackamas County towns
were ordered closed by order of District
Attorney Hedges, It occurred to Mr. Paget
that it would be well If the lid could be
placed on the gambling-house at Mil
waukle, and he therefore wrote Mr.
Hedges the following letter, dated
Mr. Hedges, District Attorney, Oregon City,
Or. Dear Sir: Referring to my letter of last
week, allow me to express my appreciation
of any part that you may have hat In bring
ing about the closing of saloons In Oregon
City and Milwaukle on Sunday last. The gen
eral appreciation which I hear expressed re
garding this measure indicates that this pol
'lcy will without doubt be continued. In
'this connection allow me to Bay that my daily
fasing the notorious gambling institution
.known aa the Milwaukie Club has often sug
gested to me the question of what steps could
be taken to abolish It.
If there is any way in which I could co
operate with this end In view, please let me
bear from you and oblige.
Yours very truly, t
B. LEE PAGET.
Mr. Paget said yesterday that he and
others interested in closing the Milwaukle
Club, feel that it is the place of the
Clackamas County authorities to take the
initiative and suppress the big gambling
house. They also think It very reasonable
that. Inasmuch as Mr. Hedges saw fit to
Invoke the state law relative to the
saloons, he should do likewise in closing
gambling. Furthermore, the big gambling
j resort just across the border In Clackamas
County Is not the only one where open
gambling Is allowed In Mr. Hedges' juris
l diction. It exists in Astoria, Clatsop
'County, and other places over which his
Look to District Attorney.
"Supposing a murder should be com
mitted in Clackamas County or any ter
ritory In the jurisdiction of District At
torney Hedges, would he wait for us or
inny other citizens to secure the evidence
land take the initiative?" asked Mr. Paget.
' "No, he would take action himself, setting
all the machinery at his command to
work to apprehend the criminal and to
mete out just punishment. How, then,
can he argue that it is not his duty to
take similar action In this gambling-house
case? We think it is his duty, and are
looking to him for relief."
Mr. Paget says that the Milwaukie Club
is doing a big business. He asserts that
large numbers' of people patronize the
place, and that streetcar traffic to and
from the house is heavy. Heeding the
protests of many, he says, the officials
of the railway line have recently changed
Uhe name of the station from the Mil
Iwaukie Club to Creole, which, he thinks,
lis a big change for the better.
The Milwaukie Club has run unmolested
I for about two years, the Clackamas
iCounty authorities having permitted it.
The only effort ever made to suppress
jit was made by Mayor Lane, who ordered
'it raided by a squad of Portland police.
'Evidence of gambling was seized and the
proprietors arrested, but the courts de
cided the Portland authorities had no
Jurisdiction and dismissed the cases on
that ground. ,
DAILY CITY STATISTICS
BAXTER To the wife of Harry Baxter.
7o Broad street, July 7, twins, a son and a
HARi'ROW To the wife of Jess Harcrow,
Rose Ctty Park, July 25, a daughter.
KRE1G To the wife of Albert Krelg,
1671 Front street, July 23, a daughter.
ROSE To the wife of Sylvester Rose, 421
Ean Rafael street, July 27. ft son.
WORD To the wife of Lara Joahn Word,
22S Wabash street, July 13, a daughter.
B AMMAN At East Thirty-third and
Powell streets, Frances Bamman, aged 19
years, 8 months, 2 days.
FRAZEK At Good Samaritan Hospital,
July 29, William C. Frazer, of Kelso. Wash
ington, aged 30 years, 4 months. 20 days.
REDFIELD At 1080 Cleveland street.
July 29, Jessie Velma Redfield, aged 21
ears. 1 month. 15 daya.
STREIB AT 131 H North Sixth street,
July 27. Caspar Streib, aged about 38 years.
THOMAS At 503 North Twenty-third
street. July 2S. Winifred Thomas, aged 72
years, 1 month, 22 days.
J. W. BOOTHE Two-story frame dwell
ing. East Eleventh street, between Going and
F. M. LYONS Repairing frame dwelling.
West avenue, between Hawthorne and Reser
OREGON HOTEL Repairing three-story
frame hotel, Seventh street, between Stark
and Oak; -O00.
J. H. BRFITER Frame shed. Mississippi
treet, corner Russell; $50.
Q. W. LEEPER One and a half-story
frame dwelling. East Fortieth street,. corner
East Madison: $1800.
C. D. LIVINGSTONE Two-story frame
dwelling. East Thirtieth street, between
Surman and Mildred: $1500.
G. A. SOLLAN One and a half-atory
barn. View street, between Williams and
Vancouver avenues; $500.
A. T. HUNTINGTON Repairing frame
dwelling. Minnesota street, between Beach
and Falling; $400.
ED COURTOIS One-story frame dwelling.
East sixteenth street, between Holbrook and
COUCH ESTATE Repairing brick build
ing. Front street, corner Couch; $300.
LOVE ESTATE Repairing frame build
ing. Front street, between Clay and Market;
FRANK O'NEILL Two-story frame
dwelling. Clinton street. between East
Thirty-ninth and East Fortieth; $3700.'
FRANKLIN SWEET Two-story frame
dwelling. East Main street, between East
Fifteenth and East Sixteenth; $3000.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Addition
to one-story frame church, Prescott street,
between East Sixth and East Seventh;
ARCHER & SOHANZ COMPANY Repair
ing five-story brick store. Fifth street, be
tween Stark and Oak; $BS00.
C. F. ADAMS One and one-half-story
frame dwelling, Farragut street, west of
SEWELL-COLLIER J. C. Sewell. 3S.
Walla Walla, wash.; Jennie Collier, 23. city.
MARTIN-LOTTM AN Jesse R. Martin, 23,
city; Ella Louise Lottman. 20. city.
Articles of Incorporation.
Grande Ronde Land Company Incorpora-
tors, R. L. onald. G- P. Dekum and Wal
lace McCamant. Capitalization. $75,000.
HARD WORK TO GET JURY
690 Examined in Trial Involving
LOS ANGELES. July 30. After
working for 20 days and examining
690 veniremen, breaking all records,
12 men have been found who say they
will give fair consideration to the testi
mony of a Chinaman. With the com
pletion of the jury today. Dr. G. S.
The One Cool Place.
Chan of the Dr. Chan Company, alleged
to be practicing medicine without a
ileense,. was put on trial by Deputy
City Prosecutor Pearson and Attorney
Grant R. Bennett, of the State Board
of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Chan is of the most cultured
class of Chinese and has been identified
in certain circles of local society. He
is highly educated and dresses in the
most approved styles.
BAND CONCERT ON PLAZA
Fine Programme of High-Class
Music for Tonight.
Signor de Caprio's Band will give a
concert tonight on the plaza blocks. The
concert will begin promptly at 8 o'clock.
A fine programme of high class musio
has been arranged by Signor de Caprio.
The programme follows:
March. "Dorhon" Von Der Nahden
Overture, "Vanta" ...Herold
Waltz. 125pagnole" Metra
Selection. "Slmone Boccanegra" Verdi
'Dance of the Media Noche" Wiles
Fantasia, "The Night Alarm" Reeves
Police Patrol "Bluecoats on Parade" ..Merrltt
Baritone Solo, "Grand Concert" De Caprio
Played by Signor De Caprio.
Selection. "I. o. U." Johnson
March, "Tankiana" - , Lofti
HOT WAVE SPECIAL.
Special reduced prices today on para
sols, waists, hosiery, corsets, igloves,
muslin underwear, white duck skirts,
bathing suits, kimonos, and wash mater
ials. Great special values In camping
b.ankets, table linen and household sup
plies. McAllen &. McDonnell, the store
noted for best goods at lowest prices.
PARADE PHOTOS FIESTA.
Kiser Photo Company, Imperial Hotel.
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three of these structures have been
similarly affected at the same time."
But the interview was ended at this
point when a deputy arrived from the
HealthOftice to confer with the Mayor
regardng a reported nuisance in one of
the outlying suburbs.
WEATHER FOR COMING MONTH
Forecaster Dopes Out the Previous
Performances ol August.
Although District Forecaster Beals
does not venture to predict what the
weather will be during ugust, he has
Issued a statement showing the weather
conditions during the month for the
past 35 years. An Idea of normal con
ditions here during that! month may'be
gained from the records. The table
shows the mean or normal temperature
for the month has been 66.3 degrees.
The warmest August was that of 1897.
with an average of 71.1; the coldest
August was that of 1899, with an av
erage of 61.5. The highest temperature
was 97 on August 22, 1891; August 5,
1898, and August 10, 1902. The lowest
temperature was 43 on August 28 and
The prevailing winds have been from
the northwest, with an average ve
locity of 6.6 miles an hour. The high
est velocity since the Weather Bureau
records have been kept here was 35
miles an hour from the southwest on
August 16, 1S93, and the wind attained
an equal velocity on August 31, 1897.
HEAVY WIXD STORM IX LINN
Freak Conditions Follow Hottest
Day of the Season at Albany.
ALBANY, Or., July 30. (Special.)
At the close of the hottest day re
corded here this year, a fierce wind
storm prevailed throughout Linn
County, sweeping the county from
south to north, and doing considerable
damage of a small nature. In Leba
non, some poles of the electric light
system there were blown down, one
striking the dray of August Metze,
narrowly missing the driver. In Al
bany, .where windows were all raised
because of heat, the sudden wind swept
in and created havoc with the small
furniture of many homes. Pictures
were swept from walls and some
glassware broken. Thermometers reg
istered 100 degrees here late this af
ternoon. . ,
WAS VALLEY'S HOTTEST DAY
Previous Records Broken at Salem
With Mercury at 102.
SALEM, Or., July 30. (Special.) With
the mercury registering 102 degrees at the
local observatory and varying from 100
to 101 degrees in the shade and then to
the other extreme of from 105 to 107 de
grees in the open, today has probably
been the warmest In the history of the
Valley, so far as available records show.
The heat was Intensified by a hot wind
which blew until 6 o'clock this evening
when the thermometer began to drop. For
a time during the afternoon the heat was
so great that the railroad electric alarm
bells at street crossings kept up an air
most incessant ringing, produced by ex
pansion of the rails carrying the current
The Ice Man's Receotlosu
and caused considerable confusion among
teamsters and motormen.
HOT WAVE HITS THE DALLES
Mercury at Century MarkWheat
Too far Advanced to Be Injured.
THE DALLES, Or., July 30. (Spe
cial.) Today has been the hottest yet
experienced this Summer, the ther
moneter rising above the 100 mark.
Until the past week the season has been
uncommonly cool and comfortable tor
this section, the present hot wave com
mencing Sunday. Harvest is in full
swing throughout the county and the
hot east wind blowing today comes too
late to do any damage to crops.
Hundred at Forest Grove.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. July 30. (Spe
cial.) This was the hottest day of the
Summer here, local thermoneters reg
istering 100 at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Some men at work out doors layed off
on account of the heat, but no other
effect has been reported.
Boiling Hot at Hoqniam.
HOQUIAM, Wash., July 30. (Special)
The hot wave has struck Grays Harbor,
this being the hottest day of the season.
A thermometer placed in tue sun regis
tered 114 degrees at midday, while the
prevailing temperature in the shade was
between 95 and 100. A warm east wind
swept the harbor during the greater part
of the day. Tonight is cool, a northwest
Was Astoria's Warmest Day.
ASTORIA, Or., July 30. (Special.) To
day was by several degrees the warmest
of the season thus far. The thermome
ter' at the weather bureau registered 83
degrees above zero. This afternoon the
wind shifted to northwest and the tem
perature dropped very rapidly. At
Eureka and Midway on the north side of
the river the thermometer registered 102
degrees this afternoon.
Hottest Known at Aberdeen.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 30. (Spe
cial.) The thermometer registered
from 95 to 100 in the shade today, and
where the sun had free access it
was ten degrees higher. It is said to
be the hottest day ever known on
PHOTO POST CARDS SCENERY.
Kiser Co. Lobby Imperial Hotel.
HIS OWN VICTIM
Charles Bowen Held Up by
RUSE TO ROB JOHN LYONS
Charge Ig Made by Police Who Ar
rest Bowen and Will Warren
for Highway Robbery
By the arrest of Charles Bowen and
Will Warren last night. Detective Ser
geant Baty believes he has cleared up one
of the meet daring highway robberies
ever occurring in Portland. The prison
ers are locked in the City Jail on charges
of robbery, and the case against them, as
alleged by the police, Is that they held up
John Lyons at the foot of Mead street
last Saturday night and took from him
The most startling feature of the case,
as charged by the police, is that Charles
Bowen himself played the part of a vic
tim to the robbery, and last Saturday
night when the affair was reported to
the police, he was one of those who called
at headquarters to give a description of
the highwayman. He told the officers'
that he lost J6.80. but they did not at the
time believe his story, and at once sus
Baty took up the case Saturday night,
and has worked hard on it Kince, with
the result that last night he and Police
man Hellj-er placed Bowen and Warren
under arrest at First and Columbia
streets, and took them to police head
quarters, where they were Immediately
identified by John Lyons, the real vic
tim. Both were then locked up and the
charges of robbery were booked against
them. Thev- refused to talk, except to
deny their guilt in a few words.
Baty found by investigation that War
ren and Bowen were room-mates, and
he thought it very strange that a man
should hold up and. rob his own partner.
He at once set to work on the theory that
THE BEST FAMILY
FOR OVER thirty years this splendid brew has been the leading family
beer of Portland. Three decades ago it took front rank by sheer excel
lence, by superiority, and has held it ever since. Don't be afraid to put
Gambrinus in your home, for, it's the best possible beverage and food you can
offer. Brewed under the most sanitary conditions, and from the best materials
obtainable. Then' it's properly aged, and comes to you the perfection of careful
brewing, on which no expense has been spared to make it the very best. Bet
ter step to the phone right KXTVY, and order a case of
If you wait till Saturday, well be too busy to deliver your order, and this isn't
the sort of weather you care to be without your favorite brew.
Call for either of these numbers, and . you are connected with the brewery
that makes Portland's best beer. We'll deliver the order ourselves, or phone it
to your dealer. Don't wait till Saturday, though.
MISS JUUE FLORENCE WALSH
these symptoms is
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
mads from native roots and herbs. No other medicine in the country has
received such widespread and unqualified endorsement. Ko other medi
cine has such a record of cures of female ills.
Miss J. F. Walsh, of 328 W.v36th St., New York City, writes: "Lydia
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound cures Female Complaints,
such as Backache, Falling and Displacements, Inflammation and Ulcera
tion, and organic diseases. It is invaluable in preparing for child-birth
and during the Change of Life. It cures Nervous Prostration, Headache,
General Debility, and invigorates the whole system.
Mrs. Pinkham's Standing Invitation to Women
Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to
write Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.
Bowen was "In" on the hold-up. and
simply lured the victim to a dark, se
cluded spot, where the robbery occurred
about 10 o'clock Saturday night. In giv
ing their descriptions of the robber. Lyons
and Bowen disagreed so widely that sus
picion was aroused. Bowen and Warren
are bartenders, but have not been em
ployed regularly of late. The revolver
used in the robbery was taken from War
ren last night, and is held as evidence
When reporting the robbery to the po
lice last Saturday night. Bowen explained
that ho and Lyons were good friends and
often took walks together. The police
were unable to understand why they
should walk to the foot of Mead street
on a dark night, and at once suspected
that Bowen was In the plot.
H. C. WILLIS, OF PENDLETON,
TELLS OF PROGRESS.
Walla Walla Valley Becoming a
Garden Spot Through Trolley
H. C. Willis, secretary of the Third
District Development League, of Pen
dleton, is spending a few days in the
city, and yesterday visited the Commer
"The growth of Portland is almost
beyond comprehension," he said. "You
people who have been nere all the time,
or who have been running in and out
of the city every few weeks, have kept
in touch with the progress that has
been made. I have,- of course, read
what the papers have said, but then
when one gets here and sees the many
skyscrapers in the central part of the
city and realizes that buildings that he
had heretofore considered in a metro
politan class are now being dwarfed
by others that tower above them, he
realizes what it means to see a city.
"I have been out through the resi
dence districts and on the trolley lines
that lead into the suburbs, and the
rapid progress of the entire city is
almost beyond belief; but Portland
must not feel that she is the whole
cocoanut. I recently attended a cele
bration of the completion of the trolley
line through Walla Walla Valley from
Walla Walla through Freewater and
down to Milton, the occasion being the
annual strawberry festival held at Mil
ton. Now, this electric line is only 12
miles in length, but it looks like a
solid berry-patch and ' fruit-orchard
Many women suffer in silence and
drift along; from bad to worse, know
ing; well that they ought to have
How many women do you know
who are perfectly well and strong?
The cause may be easily traced to
some feminine derangement which
manifests itself in depression of
spirits, reluctance to go anywhere
or do anything, backache, dragging
sensations, flatulency, nervousness,
These symptoms are but warnings
that there is danger ahead, and un
less heeded, a life of suffering or a
serious operation is the inevitable
result. The best remedy for all
ller advice is free.
from the time you leave Walla Walla
until you get to Milton.
"They have a passenger car every
hour, beginning at 5 A. M., and while
I was there during the celebration the
cars ran until midnight. Then they
have special express cars for milk, ber
ries, fruit and other freight, and the
line has been a big dividend-payer from
the day the service was inaugurated,
two months ago. All along the valley
the fruit comes in for shipment north
and south. The Walla Walla Valley
has been an active factor this season
in supplying Portland, Spokane, Seat
tle and Tacoma, and houses are being
erected along this line until It almost
looks like a town for miles.
"Acres make homes Instead of quarter-sections.
Every inch of the ground
is producing, and I believe this condi
tion will be repeated between Portland
and Salem, and everywhere else that
Portland extends trolley lines.
"You place Portland In the center of
a trolley system like that at Indian
apolis, or even Spokane, and it will
give to your business interests the
immediate trade of a great many thou
sand people in a very short time, and
they will be producers of the highest
"Since this railroad was built, 60
days ago, they have built a $20,000
cannery and are now canning all kinds
of small fruits, cherries and vegetables.
This means the saving of a third of
the total crop, for up to this time at
least 30 to 35 per cent of the crop
wae lost because they could not find an
Immediate market for it."
Cloudburst Damages Tracks.
A cloudburst at Durkee, Eastern Ore
gon, which occurred Sunday, caused much
damage to the O. R. & N. track near
that place. Trains were delayed six hours
as a result of the flood- of water that
swept over the tracks, burying them under
earth, rocks and other debris. Two bents
of a small bridge were washed away by
the flood and the structure had to be
repaired before it was safe for trains to
cross. Considerable damage was caused
to farms and nearby property. Fields of
grain were flooded and the crops ruined.
Happily the damage did not spread over a
large extent of country.
Work Discontinued at Dock.
SUPERIOR. Wis.. July 30. Work was
discontinued again at the Allouezore
docks today. No effort was made to
get the men back, and the latter are
making no advances, the behesta of the
strike leaders being obeyed.
Potter Schedule for Beach.
The steamer Potter will sail from Port
land, Ash-Street dock, this week as fol
lows: Wednesday and Thursday. 9. A.
M.: Saturday, 1 P. M. Get tickets and
make reservations at city ticket office.
Third and Washington streets. C. W.
Stinger, City Ticket Agent.