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THE MOUSING OREGOXIAX, FRED AT, DECEMBER 20, 1907.
K PAY BAILIFF
Council 'finds Way to Settle
' Salary of Macdonald.
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DRAWS ON - SPECIAL FUND
Mayor Ivan and Councilman
, Vaughn Will Fight to the last
Ditch Against Such Diversion
of the City's Funds.
James Macdonald Is to be paid for hts
services as Janitor, bailiff and assistant
clerk in the Municipal Court, extending
over a period of one year, If It becomes
necessary for the Individual members
of the City Council to draw on their
private purses for the money. It Is
probable, however, that his salary of
$80 a month will be granted out of a
special fund of $1000, which Is set aside
for the use of the assembly for any
purpose It may see fit. Mayor Lane
and Councilman W. T. Vaughn, at least,
will make strenuous protests against
this action. These facts were the re
sult of a half hour of consideration of
the matter at the special session of the
body yesterday afternoon. Final vote
will be taken at the next meeting,
when It Is believed Macdonald will get
, The Macdonald case Is one which has
become famous in the history of the
municipality. A bailiff and assistant
clerk was asked for by Municipal
Judge Cameron. The Council provided
one, naming Macdonald. Mayor Lane
vetoed the ordinance, holding that the
appointment should have been under
the civil service; carried it to the Su
preme Court, and was sustained. Mean
time Macdonald's pay had been held up.
He Quit work on receiving the courts
decree. A movement '. to pay him
his salary for a year's work was
started, but the difficulty Is In finding
a means of doing so without a violation
of the charter. Mayor Lane and Coun
cilman Vaughn, Democrats, declare
there Is no lawful way to pay it. but
13 Republican Councilmen are deter
mined to pay what they consider is a
Jus debt, and Councilman Rushlight
eaid yesterday he would pay his por
tion from his private purse, if neces
sary, in order to discharge a duty.
Judge Cameron Speaks for Bailiff.
During the discussion, which was
started by Councilman Baker, Judge
Cameron spoke, favoring the payment
of Macdonald's salary, and praising the
'atter for the work done by him.
Tudge Cameron, in reply to questions,
naid that Macdonald saved the city
money, because, while working, no
other bailiff was required, whereas,
there is now need for two policemen
to perform the duty, both drawing sa
laries of $100 a month; Macdonald's
salary was to be $80 a month, and he
did the work of three men, said Judge
Cameron. The latter also gave notice
that he will require two court bailiffs
next year, neither one to be attached
to the police force, as he said he must
have his court separate from the po
. Councilmen Baker, Wallace, Wills,
frjushiight and vaughn and Mayor Lane
participated in the discussion, " Mayor
Lane being outspoken agalnBt pay
ment of city funds from any source to
Macdonald, and declaring also that,
no matter how many bailiffs Judge
Cameron may have, there will also be
a police bailiff present in the city's
Councilman Wills indulged In a bit
of sarcasm, saying he knew that there
are policeman on duty now In the
courtroom. He was a witness, he said
In a case wherein a woman named
Waymire figured recently, and was put
out by a police bailiff, who. Wills said,
did not know Wills "was there under a
flag of truce to testify In the case, where
In the Waymire woman had tried to take
an undue advantage of "our poor little
Wills favors payment of Macdonald's
salary out of the $1000 special fund
mentioned In the discussion. He said it
could be paid out of that fund, as it Is
he said, for the use of the Council, to
, be used in any way the members see
fit, '.'and is none of the Mayor's busi
"The Mayor has a special 'fund of
$600 a year for his own private use,'
said Mr. Wills, "and he uses It with;
cut giving any explanation to us."
"It's none of your business," Inter.
Jected Mayor Lane.
"And it's none of the Mayor's busi
ness how we use the $1000 fund," went
on Mr. Wills, without hesitating.
WUIs Banters Yauslin.
Wills seemed in a cheerful frame of
mind, and declared himself of the be
lief that "even, my bald-headed friend
Mr. Vaughn, will not object to voting
for Macdonald's salary out of the spe
cial fund, and saying that Mr. Vaughn
should f he tell the truth, would say
MacdodaJd is entitled to pay, "and.
concluded Wills, he will tell the truth,
for all bald-headed men do."
"I will oppose paying the Macdonald
salary out. of any fund." replied
Vaughn, sarcastically, "for I presume
the taxpayers of Portland furnish that
$1000 special fund, as well as all other
funds, and if it, is illegal to pay him
out of the general fund. It is likewise
illegal to pay him out of another fund.
It is like . taking money from one
pocket to pay a bill from the other
pocket. I am glad to hear Mr. Wilis
admit', as he has, that the Council, for
once, was wrong in the Macdonald case.
and I am pleased also to hear him say
that an Daiu-neaaea men are honest.
notwithstanding that he called me a
liar at the last meeting of this Coun
Final action was deferred because It
is desired to have a statement from
Chief of Police Gritzmacher as to how
many policemen worked in the Muni
clpal Court during the time Macdonald
was there. Judge Cameron declares
that Macdonald did the work now being
done by two or the regular policemen
but Mayor Lane said he has far dif
ferent data from Chief Gritzmacher.
OFTICIAI PAPER COXDEMXED
ScHtvood People Wish City Notices
Published In a Newspaper.
A resolution passed by the Sellwood Im
provement dub, at a recent meeting, pro
testing against me placing or the city's
official advertising in the Portland Daily
Abstract, was read at the special meet
ing of the City Council yesterday after
noon. The communication was referred
to 'the judiciary committee. The resolu
tion expressed a. wish of the members of
the club that "one of the daily news
papers, of general circulation could be
selected as the city oinclal paper.
Following is the text of the resolution
Whereas, the official advertising of the
City of Portland Is done in a publication not
of gofaerov "circulation, among the property
owners,, -wao are required to take notice
of matters published therein arid affecting
their property Interests, such publication
being circulated almost exclusively among
contractors and a' snxa.ll ' niimbcr' of busthPes
people of the city, and such publication be
ing- circulated at a, cost to subecriDers oe
yond that of large journals of extensive and
general circulation among all classes of
people, such cost being, for a. journal or
that class,, prohibitive to the" general pub
Whereas, this method of advertising me
official business of the city falls to answer
the purpose for iwhicn the law requires ad
vertising to be done, and thereby works a
hardship upon the general publlo and only
tends to favor tne tew ana to ouiia uj
vate Interests as against the public good;
therefore, be It
TtFjintveri. That we call upon the City
Council of the City of Portland, as soon
as the present contract tor printing ex
pires or can be- released, to proceed to contract-
for all official advertising with some
responsible journal having not only a bona
flde dally circulation, but a general circu
lation among property owners, as well as
contractors and a limited number of busi
ness men, and in case a charter amend
ment is necessary to accomplish said re
sult, we call upon the sal a jiiy touncu io
Initiate such amendment. ..
East 28th-Street Bridge Question.
Cltv Attorney Kavanaugh and the Judi
ciary committee of the Council will have
to wrestle with the communication of
President B. 3. Josselyn, or the i-ortiana
Railway, Light & Power Company, rela
tive to the refusal of that corporation
to share in the expense of building a
hrldee across Sullivan's Guloh on East
Twenty-eighth street. When the matter
came up at the special session of the
Council yesterday afternoon, it. was re
ferred to Mr. Kavanaugh and the judi
ciary committee. The municipal officials
had presumed that the streetcar com
pany would wish, to operate Its cars over
the bridge and that It would bear one-
fourth of the cost of the proposed struc
ture. This, however, has been dispelled
by President Josselyn, who has notified
the city officials that his company will
have nothing whatever to do with the
matter. Mr. Kavanaugh Is asked by the
Council to give an opinion as to the legal
phase of the case.
AILOWS $1,603,569 FOR CITY
EXPENSES IX 1908.
Based on Tax Levy of Not Less
Than 4.8 or More Than 5 Mills
on $215,579,945 Valuation."
Mayor Lane submitted his budget of
estimated city expenses at the meeting of
the Council yesterday afternoon, recom
mending a tax levy for 1908 of not less
than 4 8-10 mills and not to exceed .6
mills. The communication was exception
ally long, as it contained much data
as to the conduct of the various munici
pal departments during -this year, and
some figures as to the expenditures for
1907. The budget was referred to the
ways and means committee for pruning
and readjustment and will be returned
for approval and for the fixing of the
1908 levy at the next session of the Coun
cil, or at an adjourned meeting, which
may be ordered for December 30.
According to Mayor Lane's estimates,
every city department can be 'conducted
properly on a levy of 4 8-10 mills, which
he showed, will bring In a net total of
$1,603,740, based on an assessment of $125,-
579,945. During 1907 the administration
has so conducted affairs that there re
mains over and above the appropriations
for the year $107,827.
The estimated receipts of the general
fund in 1908 .are $492,002. This sum added
to the available balance of $107,S27 and
the yield-of $1,003,740 from a 4 8-10 mills
levy .giy.es the- sum total of $1,603,569
available-for. city expenditures in 1908.
Mayor 'Lane's budget, on the basis of
a levy of 4.8 mills, apportions his est!
mates for 1908 in part as follows:
Snp.el&l brldze fund
.5-mill tax 107,789.87
.3-mlll levy 64,673,98
Estimate, city . . . ., 23.000.00
1-mlll levy 23.713.79
Street repair fund
.33-mill levy ,. 71.141.37
.47-mill levy 101,322.57
Bonded Indebtedness Interest
.-.2-mJll levy -. Iiy.101.o7
INeeessarv to annrODriate from
general fund 3,655.95
Estimate ' 213.425.00
.8-mlll levy 172.4U3.VD
.17-mlll levy 331,476.50
Total of net tax as divided
among funds 1,003,740.20
Total of 3 per cent discount di
vided among funds 81,043.50
If the rate per cent of tax to be levied
be increased from 4.8 to 4.9 mills on the
valuation as above:
.187-mlll levy 403.134.49
If the rate be placed at 5 mills:
.19-mlll ley , 424,692.49
Other estimated . expenditures for 1908,
so far as made, are as follows:
Mayor's office 6.3O0
Engineer's department 99,225
Street-cleaning department 161.020
Pound department 6,0-4
Auditor's department 29,:
Treasurer's department 7.464
City Attorney's department 9.150
Salary. Council 4,500
Miscellaneous expenses. Council 1,000
Civil Service Commission 2,530
Municipal Court 8.250
Plumbing Inspector's department... 6,980
Harbor Master's department 2,o2u
City Hall (Janitor, fuel, etc.) 11.2S0
Building Inspector's department... 8,200
Stationery and blanks 6,500
Relief of certain persons 2.500
License tags .- , 800
Improvement of streets in front of
public property 30.000
Pay of vleweis 8.000
Furniture. City Hall 1,000
Miscellaneous expenses 3,600
Examiners, master plumbers 30O
Conducting investigations GOO
Health department, crematory 42.0i0
New ruof Forestry building 8,000
Expenses, subway committee 5.000
Repairs. Treasurer's vault....
Grand total : .$455,481
Mayor Lane estimates that there will
be on hand in the general fund at the
close of 190S $144,348, unless used for pur
poses not there specified.
Chinese May Celebrate New Year,
At the special meeting of the City
Council yesterday afternoon, an ordin
ance was passed, granting the Chinese
residents of Portland the privilege of
celebrating their New Year. The cele
bration is to begin the latter part of
January and will continue into February.
No fireworks will he permitted on Sun
AN ELABORATE SHOWING.
Of leather goods at Gill's, now on dis
play. You are Invited to come and see
this elegant showing of the most appro
priate of holiday gifts. Prices from 35c
D-allas Defeats the Esquimos.
T1AT.T.AS Or.. Dec. 19 r3na.l1
Dallas College basketball team defeated
the Alaska oasketDau team here tonight
by the score oi si to a.
Best assortment of- .popular-priced
Xmas Slippers at Rosenthal's, 7th and
"Pf offer Kuchen" decorates the tree!
Royal Bakery. -
SITE FOR STATION
Option on Lot for East Side
UNION AVE. AND' HANCOCK
Action of Executive Board Referred
to Council Ways and Means
Committee Money Avail
able for Building.
Bast Portland will have a police station
in the near future, a site having been se
lected and a deposit made to secure an
option, the property being at the soutn-
west corner of Union avenue and Han
cock street. This announcement was
made in an official communication from
the police committee of the Executive
Board, read at the special meeting of the
City Council yesterday afternoon. Con
firmation of ithe act is now awaited by
the committee, composed of Thomas G.
Greene, R. I Sabin and D. M. Donaugh,'
having been referred to the Council com
mittee on ways and means.
Mayor Lane gave out an official state
ment yesterday afternoon, in which he
said that it is the intention of the ad
ministration to Increase the number of
mounted policemen from nine to 20, and
that most of these officers will be as
signed to the East Side station. With
the new station-house and a considerable
number of men added to the district.
Bast Portland will have a greatly im
proved service, it is stated.
Eleven More Horse9 Xecded.
'The area within the corporate limits
is so large," said Mayor Lane, "that we
cannot properly cover all of it with
the present number of patrolmen, so we
have decided to ask the Cosncll for 11
additional horses,-and If they are grant
ed, we will have 20 mounted policemen.
mostly on the East Side and in the out
lying districts. One of the mounted of
ficers can cover more territory than
three patrolmen on foot, and we propose
to solve a difficult problem In this wise."
The official communication of the po
lice committee of the Executive Board
demonstrates that the committee has
been "busy locating a site, and that It is
now prepared to proceed with the estab
lishment of an East Side station. A real
estate dealer has been engaged to ne
gotiate for the property at Hancock
street and Union avenue to see' on what
terms and for what sum It could be pur
chased, and the price quoted is $4160. A
station-house can be built. It is thought.
out of the remaining sum $5850-that is
left out of an appropriation of $10,000.
Ten Thousand Dollars Available.
The City Council appropriated $10,000
for the purchase of a site and the build
ing of a station-house about one year
ago, but no action was taken toward con
struction of the same until recently.
when the police committee of the Execu
tive Board negotiated for the site now
named. It proved a difficult task to se
cure a proper place for the building, and
much time was consumed in Investigation
of this phase of the matter.
The location decided upon is well to
the north, but it was announced in the
official communication to the Council
that it is the Intention of the administra-
ton to establish another East Side station
at some future date farther south, prob
ably as far south as Madison street.
ATTACKS FATHER'S WILL
MRS. G. F. STEVENS SUES FOR
LARGER SHARE OF ESTATE.
Cut' Off With $25,000, She Alleges
That the Irate George T. Myers
Was Not of Sound Mind.
In a complaint filed in the County Court
yesterday Mrs." George Francis Stevens
assails the validity of the will of the late
George T. Myers, her father, and asks
Judge Webster to set aside his order ad
mitting the instrument to probate as the
last will and testament or Mr. Myers.
Mrs. Stevens is given but $25,000 out of an
estate valued in excess of $500,000 by the
terms of the will.
Mr. Myers died at Seattle, July 12, of
this year. The will was probated by
George T. Myers, Jr., to whom the entire
estate was left with the exception of the
$25,009, which was to be paid to Mrs. Stev
ens when she reached the age of 45 years.
In case this son dies the estate Is to be
distributed among a large number of
The contention of Mrs. Stevens in the
petition is that her father's mind was i.ot
sound when the will was made, in is con
ditlon leading him to believe that his wife
During Mrs. Myers' Illness, a physician
who had attended her had taken up his
residence in the Myers household. When
Mrs. Myers died, Mr. Myers held the
physician responsible for her death and
his daughter responsible for the employ
ment of the physician who attended Mrs.
Mvers uo to her death in January. 19u2.
On account of this belief Mrs. Stevens
says that her father bequeathed her only
one-eighth of the estate. She asks that
her brother be ordered to appear In
court and show cause why the will should
not be set aside.
Judge Henry E. McGinn Is attorney for
O. R. & X. APPEALS TO COURT
Takes Exception to Rulings of the
The protest of the O. R. & N. Company
against the assessment or its money.
notes and accounts at $16,180,000, and its
franchise at $20,000, was carried to the
State Circuit Court yesterday when at
torneys for the railway company filed
transcripts of appeal with the clerk of
the court. These assessments, and a fur.
ther levy of $44,000 a mile on the com
pany's trackage In Multnomah County,
were sustained b the County Board of
Equalization recently, but the corpora
tion failed to rfake mention of the
trackage assessment, although it was
protested before the ooara, ana tne road
bed alleged to be worth only $20,000 a
The railway company now wants the
assessment of its money, notes and ac
counts, as well as that of its franchise,
stricken out entirely. The former items,
it Is alleged, are assessed in small
amounts in the various states where con
struction work Is in progress, the money
having been expended in this way. A
large part of it Is said by the corpora
tion to have been forwarded to the Union
Pacific Company, and by that corpora
tion expended in constructing lines in
Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The as
sessment of the franchise is double taxa
tion,) according to the railway company,
for the tracks have also been' assessed,
and the franchise, it is alleged, is iden
tical with them.
When it came before the equalization
board the corporation contested ' the as
sessment levied upon the Albina car
shopsi as well as that upon Its trackage,
but it mentioned neither in the appeal.
WANTS DEBTORS ARRESTED
Woman Makes Serious Charges
Against Sawmill Owners.
That "W. H. Jobes, of the Jobes Milling
Company, of St. John, and H. P. Prebles,
of Prebles, Turner & West, who last year
operated a sawmill at St. John, have
misappropriated $1893 of her money Is the
allegation made by Miss S. L. Frakes.
She endeavored yesterday through At
torney W. R. McGarry to have District
Attorney Manning issue a warrant for
the arrest of Jobes, charging him with
larceny by bailee. This the District At
torney refused to do until Mr. Jobes had
been given an opportunity to make an
accounting. Jobes said he had had no
business dealing with Miss FTakes, Dut
would make any accounting with the
three partners of the sawmilllng firm that
might be required.
Attorney McGarrjrs statement or the
case is that E. P. Prebles, a friend of
Miss Frakes, borrowed $700 of her with
which to help launch the firm, and in
1906 asked for e further loan of $1018 with
which to purchase logs In the State of
Washington. The bill of sale for the
logs was to be made out by Prebles in
Miss Frakes' name, but Jobes was ad
mitted to the transaction, and was paid
a commission of $175 by Miss Frdkes for
carrying the deal through.:
It was found afterward, however, ac
cording to Attorney McGarry, that Jobes
had made out the bill of sale In his own
name, and It Is alleged that he after
ward proceeded to Bell the logs, and to
keep the money obtained.
CAPTAIN' SPENCER IS SITED
Deckhand Desires $25,000 for a
Broken Ieg and Injuries.
Peter Fisher has filed a suit in the Cir
cuit Court against E. W. Spencer, owner
of the steamer Charles R. Spencer, to
recover $25,000 on account of an accident
on November 6 by which plaintiff alleges
he was made a cripple for life. Fisher
alleges that Spencer employed "Jack"
Robertson as mate on the steamer Spen
cer, operating between Portland and the
Dalles, but that Robertson never had a
license as required by the laws of the
United States, and that he was wholly
Incompetent to fill this position. Spencer
having employed him without investigat
ing his past experience.
Fisher says that he too had had no pre
vious experience aboard a vessel, and
was employed as deck hand on November
1. He alleges that whiie the "boat was
pulling in at Porter's Landing on the
Washington side of the Columbia on No
vember 6, he was ordered by the mate to
make a line fast to the piling on the
shore and to a caval on the boat. While
he was doing so the signal was given by
the pilot "full speed ahead," and that
while the rope was paying out rapiuly.
the mate pushed Fisher, causing his leg
to become tangled in the line and man
gled so that amputation was necessary.
Fisher being thrown into the river by
the twMtlngs of the taut rope.
Sues Receiver of Golden Eagle.
A. L. Byler has filed a petition with
the Circuit Court asking that the re
ceiver of the Golden Eagle Department
Store be ordered by the court to pay
him $664. He says he contracted with
the management of the Btore'to work
for a year, ending August 4, 1908, for
$1500 and 2 per cent of the profits of
the crockery department. He says the
department store paid him $144.15 on
the salary, that he has earned $129.25
since It went Into the hands of the re
ceiver on September 9, and that he will
be able to earn $375 between now and
August 4, 1908, if he has work. He
says the receiver has refused to pay
nun tne balance of $664 without an or
der from the court
BOARD OF TRADE ELECTION
T. S. Townsend Is Chosen President
for the Coming Year.
At the annual meeting of the Port
land Board of Trade, held yesterday
afternoon in the rooms of the Board, in
tne Chamber of Commerce building. T.
S. Townsend was elected president of
the body, to serve during the ensuing
year. Other officers elected were: First
vice-president, A. B. Steinbach; second
vice-president, D. A. Patullo; treasurer,
B. Lee Paget: official chemist, L. A.
Greenley; executive committee. G. W.
Allen, George W. Cummings, Richard
Chilcott. John F. Daly, Willis Fischer,
G. T. Johnson, T. W. Stoppenbach, O.
W. Taylor and E. w. Colwell.
The new executive committee will
meet this afternoon at 2 o'clock for
the purpose of organizing and elect
ing a chairman; also to elect a secre
tary for the ensuing year.
The Board at Its meeting yesterday
extended a vote of thanks to the retir
ing president, Wallls Nash, and voted
to place him on the honorary roll as a
life member. A vote of thanks was also
extended to the other retiring officers
and members of the executive commit
tee. The members of the retiring execu
tive committee are: Chairman, T. N.
Stoppenbach; W. H. Beharrell. A. B.
Steinbach, D. A. Patullo, J. F. Daly. H.
M. Cake, E, M. Brown, Willis Fisher,
G. W. Allen, Wallls Nash, I. N. Flelsch
ncr, Paul W. Custer, B. Lee Paget.
COMPROMISE IS ARRANGED
Union Plasterers and Employers
Split Differences as to Wages.
At a meeting of representatives of the
Plasterers' Union and Master Plasterers'
Association yesterday afternoon a com
promise was effected which ends the dis
agreement between the two organizations.
Members of the Master Plasterers' As
sociation declined to say what the terms
of the agreement are, but it Is known
that all plasterers will receive $5.60 per
day until January 18, when a readjust
ment will be made. Should conditions
warrant at that time, the old wage of
$6 will be put into effect. About SO
plasterers are affected.
The strike of the plasterers last Monday
was occasioned by a cut in wages from
$6 to $3. The building operations which
have been at a standstill In the Interval
will now be resumed. The work on the
Corbett building and the additions to
the Chamber of Commerce building will
be carried forward to completion.
The men who attended the meeting yes
terday were. Daniel Ward, J. O'Hara, 3.
D. Fresham, M. Harris, W. W. Patter
son, J. E. Wetzler, J. S. Kocher, James
Tinder, James Kelly, William Wetten and
T. B. Schellhammer, secretary of the
Master Builders' Association, yesterday
made the following statement: "It has
been published that the Master Build
ers' Association has reduced the wages
of plasterers $1 a day. The Master
Builders' Association desires to correct
this by saying that If any reduction
was made, it was by the Master Plas
terers, as the Master Builders' Associa
tion does not employ journeymen plas
terers." Buy your Xmas presents from Gill's the
house of holiday gifts. Prices from a
dime to more than a hundred dollars..
'scmna- photos tob Christmas.
Kiser's make fine presents. 248 Alder.
Finely fitted bags. Harris Trunk Co.
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DOE SOCIAL AT ELKS' GLOB
FIRST JIXKS FOR WOMEN WIII
BE GIVEN TONIGHT.
It Will Be Counterpart of Elks
"Stag" With the Exception That
No Man Will Be Admitted.
All Elks are barred from the handsome
lodgerooms of the order tonight, for the
occasion marks the first jinks to be held
by the Does. .
A Doe social is the term applied by the
dignified chiefs of the B. P. O. Elks In
referring to the social event which la to
be held by the wives, sisters, mothers
and sweethearts of the regularly recog
nized members of Blkdora in the lodge
room of the order tonight.
Five of the sterner sex, all of them
"good" Elks, have been chosen by the
Portland Lodge to promote this big en
tertainment, which will be, in every sense
of the word, a duplicate of a stag affair,
with the exception that humble brother,
beau or husband will not be permitted to
have any part in the cheerful occasion,
except as far as the male members sched
uled to appear on the programme are con
cerned. The rustle of the skirt and the silken
petticoat will prevail in the spacious hall
of the Portland Elks tonight, and as for
the men, they will be. confined to the
pleasant surroundings of the Elks" club
rooms, one floor removed from the scene
of the jinks.
The programme of the evening will In
clude acts from the different theaters, as
is customary in Elks' jinks, and incident
ally refreshments will be served.
The festivities are scheduled to com
mence promptly at 8:30 o'clock, and any
Elk who fails to' escort his wife, mother,
sweetheart or eister, as the case may be,
to the lodgeroom before this hour, will
be subject to a searching Inquiry on the
part of Messrs. Joe Day, Henry Griffin
and Dr. C. W. Cornelius, constituting the
committee for this purpose.
Chit -Chat of the Sporting
BY WIIJ G. MAC RAH.
TOM SHARKEY is out with a state
ment that ihe will Iflght Tommy
Burns on four months' notice and is will
ing to bet $10,000 on the side. No sooner
had the sailor spoken than up spoke Kid
McCoy, who said he would fight Sharkey
on the same terms. All this will help on
the Burns-Johnson battle.
Tom Williams, president of the
California Jockey Club, is certainly
t . i v a omnlnvAa W.hpn Iia learned
f handicaDuer Horace Egbert's illness he
put Egbert on the payroll indef initely and
ordered him to take a- long vacation.
Martin Nathauson will do the handicap
ping at Emeryville.
Not all of the featherweight boxers will
take to the woods over the announcement
that the National Sporting Club, of Eng
land, has sent to America Jim Driscoll
with $5400. Driscoll has twice beat Jem
Bowker, who won the title from Frankie
Nell. Welcome to our midst Driscoll,
but don't forget the coin.
A woman arriving from Europe the
other day displayed to the Customs In
spectors a wedding trousseau and a
mourning outfit. Did she expect to mar
ry one of the many retired heavyweights
who have recently challenged Tommy
Joe Nealon, who was exported from the
Pacific Coast League to Pittsburg has
Art Hand-Painted China and Gut Glass
WE ARE OVERSTOCKED AND MUST TURN THESE
GOODS INTO MONEY OUR LOSS YOUR GAIN
Our stock of Hand-Painted China is the most complete on the
Pacific Coast. Visit our China Department and be convinced.
SELECTIONS CAN BE MADE NOW FOR DELIVERY LATER
Mail orders promptly filled.
been fired by .Manager Clark. Nealon
was heralded as a second Hal Chase. He
had the ability, but lacked the ambition,
hence the can.
Pat Donahue is the whole works in
Honolulu. He helped the Hawallans win
the only game they captured from Mlque
Fisher's barn stormers. Pat Is a real
Jockey WaJteT Miller, who Is under ccn
tract to President Williams, of the Call
fornia Jockey Club, earned 2135 In 15
days. He receives $1100 a month from
Williams and is said to be worth M00,0w.
SOCCER ELEVENS STRENGTHEN
Crescents and Hornets Meet Satur
day With Strong Aggregations.
With a team considerably strength
ened since its defeat at the hands of
the Columbias two weeks ago, the
Crescent Association football team will
meet the Hornets Saturday afternoon
on the league baseball grounds. The
next two weeks are expected to be
busy ones in soccer circles. Postponed
games are scheduled for Christmas and
New Tear s and on December 28 the
Columbias and Crescents play their
second match. In addition, some of
the league players will combine to
make up an eleven to play the Albina
Thistles, Sunday afternoon. Kickoffs
on the week-day games will be at 3:15,
in tne Sunday game at 2 '.30.
The Crescents will be selected from
the following for Saturday's game:
Kllpack (capt.), Rylance, Jago, Steele,
Pennycuik, Vosper, .. Dent, Carmody,
Bassey, Glial lis, Honeyman, Cummings,
Hanson, Kilpack an,d Hanson will
piay tne rignt wing.
The Hornets will be picked from:
Dickson (capt.), Keith, H. Matthew, A.
Matthew, Douglas, Dean, Leigh, Batch
elor, J. K. Mackie, J. D. Mackle, Hughes,
Thomas Burns, secretary of the Port
land Association football club, will
STRENGTHEN SPOKANE TEA3I
Football Warriors Are Obtained
From Idaho Eleven.
The acquisition of three members of
the crack University of 'Idaho eleven by
the Spokane Athletic Club football team
has caused the-Multnomah football war
riors to exert renewed efforts in their
daily practice and incidentally they have
called off the game scheduled for tomor
row with Chemawa.
Leigh Savidge, the clever end of the
Idaho team, who has been chosen captain
for the coming season. Quarterback
Small, whose accurate work in the "Ida
ho sweep" startled the football coaches
of the , Northwest when the play was
used in the game against the University
of Oregon, and Captain Armstrong of
the Moscow contingent are some of the
additions to the Spokane aggregation
that will face Multnomah Christmas day.
Another player who will strengthen the
Spokane team- is Johnny Bender, coach of
the famous Washington State College
eleven during the past season. Bender
will be remembered by the Portland base
ball fans as the centerflelder of the Port
land Pacific Coast League team for a
short time last Summer. He was for
merly one of the greatest football players
in Nebraska and under his coaching the
Pullman aggregation made a splendid
record during the football season now
drawing to a close.
Multnomah Is not at all dismayed by
the importation of talent by Spokane,
and when the teams line up for the fray
next Wednesday the winged "M" defend
ers will be ready to treat Spokane much
the same as they did Seattle last week.
Dudley Clark, the best punting back
field man In the Northwest will hold
down one of the positions for Multnomah,
and "Weary" Bill Chandler, whose work
at end has been most gratifying to the
25 Off on
METZGER & GO.
342 WASHINGTON STREET
Selection of goods shipped on
Novel Way of
NEW PIANOS AT LESS THAN
WHOLESALE PEICES, AND
FREE 4-MONTHS' COURSE
OF MUSIC LESSONS
Eight Carloads of Splendid New
Pianos Offered at Saving of $127 and
$136 on Each Piano Payments May
Ee Made as Low as Eight Dollars a
Month Four Months' Coarse of
Piano Lessons Free From Any School
or Teacher Desired, as an Additional
The head of every home which does not
now possess a choice piano will surely
be Intensely interested In the an
nouncement of Eilers Piano House.
One hundred and forty-two of the fin
est pianos, made by one of tne oldest
and most reliable piano manufactur
ers, are being offered far below regu
xne recent financial uncertainty
caught many manufacturers, in practi
cally every line, unprepared, in tnis
particular instance Eilers Piano House
tecured most unusual concessions by
taking eight carloads, 142 instruments,
of 200 pianos which had been finished.
This advantage in turn is presented to
our patrons now.
Kior is tne concession In price men
tioned below the onlv attraction In
connection with these pianos. The 142
Duyers oi inese pianos will secure tree
as an extra holiday remembrance a
term of four months' music lessons
from any school or teacher desired.
The pianos in this sale are known
far and wide. They are of the high
est standing. We are not at liberty
to mention them by name In the papers
in connection with these cut prices. It
would hurt their sale at regular prices
elsewhere. Suffice it to say the pianos
have never been sold for less than
$375 for the plain case and $400 for
the fancy kind. Now they go for $248
and $264 respectively.
These prices mean for all cash, but
any reliable person may secure the
same on payments of $16 cash, and-$8
or $10 a month, for the simple addi
Remember, please, that the four
months' course of music lessons will be
supplied absolutely free. The purchas
er may select any school or teacher
preferred. We pay the bill.
No iuch proposition has ever been
made in this or any other city. We
are sure it will never be made again,
simply because such an unprecedented
financial condition never can again
Please remember, too, that the regu
lar Eilers guarantee money back if
instrument Is not in every way satis
factory accompanies every one of
these pianos; also the maker's five
years' warrant, which Is countersigned
If you live out of town you need not
hesitate In securing one of these in
struments. We will ship any style de
sired, fancy mahogany, splendid mot
tled burl walnut or quarter-sawed oak,
subject to inspection and approval, we
taking all chances. Write or telephone
for full description of these pianos at
once, before all are sold.
The free-music-lessons offer applies
only to pianos sold before ChriRtmas.
It is a double holiday remembrance on
the part of Eilers Piano House a re
membrance to the buyer and a remem
brance to whichever teacher or school
the buyer selects.
Salesrooms are open every evening
Eilers Piano House, 353 Washington
corner of Park.
clubmen, will again play end against the
visitors. The strengthening of the Spo
kane team promises to make the Christ
mas day game a most exciting contest.
With President McMillan, acting in the
capacity of a coach, and Captain Loncr
gan to conduct the playing, the Multno
mah squad is working out handsomely.
QUAKER FIVE PLAYS TONIGHT
Pacific College Basketball Team
Pitted Against Multnomah.
Tonight promises to witness one of
the most exciting games of basketball
of the season, for the crack five rep
resenting Pacific College, of Newbarg,
will be pitted against the agile basket
tossers of the Multnomah Amateur
Club in the spacious gym of the club.
Pacific College, while hardly consid
ered a prominent factor in other
branches of sport, has always main
tained a splendid reputation for basket
ball, and whenever the Quaker, five Is
scheduled to play, considerably more
than passing Interest is manifested in
the game. This year Pacific is repre
sented by an unusually fast Quintet,
and the athletes will arrive in Port
land this morning full of confidence In
their ability to take the measure of the
Captain Barton and his clever play
ers have had considerable experience
In the last few days by reason of hav
ing played a number of games recently
and In addition are practicing hard in
anticipation of a hard battle against
Tonight the clubmen will be repre
sented by the regular line-up consist
ing of Charles Barton, captain and
guard, Bert Allen, guard; Dan Bellin
ger, center, and Harry Livingston and
Vivian Dent, forwards.
A large number of Pacific graduates
are residing in Portland and a crowd
is expected to he on hand when
the ball is put into play. Those who
desire choice seats are cautioned to
be on hand early, for the game is
scheduled to commence promptly at
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