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THE. MORXJISO OKEUOMAN, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 21. 1907.
City Attorney Will Hasten His
Appeal in Charter Amend
WANTS COMPLETE RULING
Will Ask Supreme Court to Define
Correct Method of Procedure in
Making Changes In Mu
In the appeal that will be taken by
the city from the decision of Presiding
Judge Cleland. ot the State Circuit Court,
who has announced that he will hold
illegal and void bond issues to the amount
of JJ.23.000. voted by Uie electors of Port
land last June, the Oregon Supreme Court
will be required specifically to define the
. method of procedure- by which amend
ments to municipal charters can be con
In his written decision, which will prob
ably be submitted at the opening of the
January term of the State Circuit Court,
Judge Cleland holds that under the
amendments to the state constitution that
were adopted by the people at the general
election In June, 1906, and by which the
right to propose municipal legislation and
to amend city- charters Is granted to the
legal voters of municipalities, all such
laws and charter amendments must be
proposed regularly by the legal voters of
the interested city or town by initiative
petition In harmony with the general
provisions of the original Initiative and
referendum amendment to the constitu
tion of the state, which was adopted by
the people in June, 1902.
Two other questions were involved in
the suit attacking the validity of the
bond issues, but both will be dismissed
by the court as immaterial. One ques
tioned the sufficiency of the notice of
the election given by the City Auditor
and the other alleged that the proposed
amendments had not been suggested In
accordance with the provisions of the
Notice Was Sufficient.
On the first of these points the court
will hold that the election at which the
charter amendments were voted, was a
regular election, while the subjects to
be voted on were printed on the official
ballot which was in itself competent
notice. Had the election been a special
one. It will be held the objection could
have been urged materially.
As to the alleged disregard of the pro
visions of the city charter la proposing
the amendments, Judge Cleland will hold
that if the amendment extending to the
legal voters of municipalities the right to
Initiate their own legislation and to pro
pose amendments to their charter is in
itself legal, it becomes the fundamental
law of the city and should be construed
according to its terms. It is the opinion
of the court that the terms of the charter
are no limitation on the powers of the
people as granted in the recent amend
ments. Briefly stated, the position of Judge
Cleland Is that the two constitutional
amendments, adopted in June, 1906, grant
ing to cities the right to initiate their
own laws and tii amend their charters,
are supplemental to the original Initia
tive and referendum amendment to the
constitution, and the rights conferred
thereby can be exercised only by follow
ing the general plan of procedure sug
gested In the -first amendment.
Confident of Keversal.
City Attorney Kavanaugh and his
deputy, Frank 3. Grant, place a different
construction on the various constitutional
amendments Involved and feel confident
they will secure a' reversal of Judge
Cleland's decision by an appeal to the
Supreme Court which will be taken im
mediately. It is their contention that the
City Council acted clearly within its
prescribed rights when it adopted resolu
tions directing that the different charter
amendments be submitted to a vote of the
legal voters of the city, without resorting
to the formality of an Initiative petition.
One' of the amendments to the state
constitution adopted in June, 1906, ex
tended the provisions of the initiative and
referendum amendment to ciNes and
towns in the following language:
The initiative and referendum powers re
served to the people by this constitution
are hereby further resrved to the legal voters
of every municipality and district, as to
all local, special, and municipal legislation,
of every character, in or for .their, respect
ive municipalities and districts. The man
ner of exercising said powers shall be pre
scribed by general laws, except that cities
and towns may provide for the manner of
exercising the initiative and referendum
powers as to their municipal legislation.
Not more than 10 per cent of the legal
voters may be required to order the refer
endum nor more than 35 per cent to pro
pose any measure, by the initiative. In any
city or town.
This amendment, it is argued by coun
sel for the city, applies only to matters
of municipal legislation, such as the en
actment of ordinances, and from a strict
Interpretation of Its terms it is averred
that the Council is empowered to provide
Its own plan for proposing; such legisla
tion, regardless of the original Initiative
and referendum amendment.
Text of Second Amendment.
But the other amendmorrt. which -was
also adopted at the election in June. 1906,
Is the one on which the outcome of the
pending controversy hinges. It reads as
follows, covering the subject of charter
Corporations may be formed under the
general laws, but shall not be created by
the legislative assembly by special laws.
The legislative ansembly shall not enact.
amend, or repeal any charter or act of in
corporation for any municipality, city or
. tow n. l ne legal voters of every city and
town are hereby granted power to enact
and amend their municipal charter, sublect
to the constitution and the criminal laws
pi the state.
Under this authority, it Is asserted by
iJeputy City Attorney Grant, the citv
proceeded regularly in proposing- the
amendments to its charter, since the Leg
islature in 1907 enacted a law for carry
ins; into effect the provisions of the two
constitutional amendments that were
adopted the preceding June. In section
32 of that law the following authority is
conierrea on tne tjuy council :
Amendments to any city eharter may be
proposed and submitted to the people by
the City Council, with or without Initi
ative petition, but the same shall be tiled
with the City Clerk for submission not less
than 60 days before the election at which
they are to be voted upon, and no amend
ment of a city charter shall be effective
vntil It is approved by a majority of the
votes cast thereon by the people of the ctty
or town to which It applies. - The City
Council may by ordinance order special elec
tions to vote on municipal measures.
It was on this authority that the City
Council of Portland acted when by the
adoption of resolutions it ordered the
sumbisslon of the different proposed char
ter amendments to a vote of the people
of the city last June. Contending that
the proceeding was entirely within the
law in every particular and believing that
the Council proceeded regularly, City At
torney Kavanaugh thinks he can win the
case on an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Early Decision Wanted.
The appeal will be taken as soon s the
necessary papers can be prepared and be
cause of the importance of the litigation
tbe Supreme Court will be requested to
give an early session. In the meantime
the members of the City Council will con
sider some definite steps for bringing the
several amendments to another vote of
the people of the city should the Supreme
Court affirm the findings of Judge Cle
land. Following -the announcement of Judge
Cleland's opinion, the police committee of
the Executive Board has rescinded its
action of a few weeks ago when it raised
the salary of Sergeants Baty, Jones and
Cole to 1115 a. month, although the valid
ity of the charter amendment creating
that rank had not been determined. The
three sergeants will now take their for
mer rank as patrolmen and will receive
$100 a month.
Aside from the wide confusion and great
public inconvenience . that will result
should Judge Cleland's ruling be upheld,
the work of the County Election Board in
redistrlcting the county into election pre
cincts will be defeated. Among the
amendments to the charter adopted last
June was one annexing additional terri
tory to the city, including Rose City Park.
The incorporation of this additional terri
tory in the city was followed by the
creation of a number of new precincts,
besides revising the boundaries of many
of the old voting wards.
Ordinances Not Affected.
The status of the five ordinances that
were voted on at the June election is not
affected by tbe decision of Judge Cleland.
Of the five ordinances proposed, two were
defeated, as follows: Creating board of
engineer examiners and regulating ' elec-i
trie wiring. The other three measures
received a majority of the votes that were
cast and were enacted, as follows; Grant
ing a franchise to the Economy Gas Com
pany, increasing the annual liquor license
to $S0O and limiting the number of sa
loons and fixing the annual licenses of
wholesalers, grocers, restaurants and
drugstores handling liquor.
WON'T BELIEVE 1.1 DEAD
FAMILY - AWAITS RETURN TO
LIFE OF W. B. SHIVELY.
Death Came by Heart Disease Mon
day Night Story Behind
OREGON CITY. Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
Steadfastly refusing to believe the state
ments of a physician and undertaker that
her husband is dead, Mrs. William B.
Shlvely has started tongues wagging at
Oregon City by declining to permit the
burial of her husband, the well-known
theatrical manager, who died of heart
disease Monday evening. In a store
building beneath Shively's opera house on
Seventh street, the body reposes, con
stantly watched day and night, and in an
adjoining apartment Is the family of Mr.
Shlvely, hoping against hope that he ' is
not dead, but merely in a state of coma,
from which he will arise alive and well.
Back of the action of Mrs. Shlvely Is a
story that furnishes a basis for her un
usual course, and which causes her de
termination to be strictly respected.
Many years ago Mr. and Mrs. Shively
lost a daughter. The child was buried
and several years afterward the family
had occasion to remove the body to an
other cemetery, and when the remains
were exhumed the parents were horrified
to learn that the little form had turned
partly over and was lying in that posi
tion, with hands extended above her
head, In the casket. There is no certain
ty that the child was burled alive, in fact
it is regarded as probable that the casket
was handled roughly and tipped while
being lowered into the grave. Mr. and
Mrs. Shively, however, always thought
that their little one had been buried alive,
and Mr. Shively had cautioned his wife
to be absolutely sure of his death before
Mr. Shlvely was apparently .In perfect
health last Monday and was down town,
transacting business until about 6 o'clock.
He went home and shortly after entering
the house his heart failed suddenly and
he fell dead. Dr. M. C. Strickland was
called at once and pronounced Mr. Shive
ly dead. It was several hours afterward
before an undertaker was called in, but
the stricken family would not allow the
body to be prepared for burial, and for
four full days they have declined to be
lieve that all hope was lost.
Slight discolorations were noticed today
on the body and it is very probable that
by tomorrow the family will bo con
vinced that Mr. Shively is really dead
and then arrangements for the funeral
will be consummated. The remains will
be incinerated at the Portland Cremato
ANNUAL MEETING TODAY
Oregon Historical Society Will Hold
The ninth annual meeting of the Oregon
Historical Society will be held at 2 o'clock
this afternoon In- the Council chamber,
at the City Hall. After the annual re
port is read, officers for the coming year
will be elected, and other business trans
acted. The annual address will be made
by Professor H. Morse Stephens, who
for several years past has been at the
head of the history department of the
University of California. Professor
Stephens, before coming to the Pacific
Coast, had eight years' experience In the
chair of history In Cornell University,
and ' is recognized generally as one of
the most successful teachers in Uie coun
try. In addition to achieving marked dis
tinction In teaching his favorite branch
of study. Professor Stephens Is an au
thor of note, having written a history
of India and Portugal, and for some
time past has been at work on a two
volume history of the French Revolu
tion. For two years he has had charge
of the Bancroft Library, which, up to
the time of its acquisition by the Uni
versity of California, was not accessible
to students of Pacific Coast history.
This qualifies Professor Stephens to
treat his subject "The Materials for Pa
cific Coast History" from tne standpoint
of a authority. As much of the ma
terial in the library referred to was se
cured in Oregon, It may be expected that
frequent reference will be made to these
sources. The Council chamber will
be reserved for members of the Histor
ical Society; the galleries will be thrown
open to the public.
Of the Breakwater Postponed.
The sailing- hour of the steamer Break
water, for Coos Bay points, has been
postponed until tomorrow (Sunday) P. M.,
December 23, at 8 o'clock, from Oak-street
COAT SALE, $4.95.
Children's long Coats, mixed cloths,
sizes, 6 to 12 years, worth $10, at Le
Palais Royal, going at $4.95. 373 Wash
ington street. .
Finely fitted bags, Harris Trunk Co.
EXPENSE CUT 0011
Retrenchment the Rule Among
Local Railroad Offices.
NUMBER OF MEN REDUCED
Allowances for Traveling and for
Entertainment Closely Curtailed.
Tlicre Is No Apparent Rea
son for the Policy.
Retrenchment is the word along Rail
road Row. Occasionally a man is being
dropped by some of the roads, and in
other ways expenditures are being" re
duced to the minimum. The pruning
knife has been ordered into commission
by the Eastern officials of the railways
having offices here, and there is consid
erable nervousness along the row as to
where the retrenchment policy will stop.
Discussions among railroad men con
cerning the new policy generally result
in the agreement that there is no need
for added economy in the administration
of the affairs of the railroads. The men
who represent the different roads here in
various capacities . agree that business
has never been so good as during the. past
year, and that t,he showings of both
freight and passenger departments have
never been so big.
Why there should be a sharp curtail
ment of forces and all expenditures Just
now cannot be explained, but the fact Is
that retrenchment has been ordered and
is being put Into effect. Nowhere is it
more noticeable than in the expense ac
counts of the different officials. Formerly
there was considerable latitude attached
toexpense accounts. Frequent trips over
the state and into neighboring states are
necessary In covering this territory, and
it has been generally understood that
rather large expense accounts, would be
allowed. This was done so as to compen
sate) officials for their enforced stay away
from town and to encourage them in mak
ing a thorough canvass of the territory at
frequent intervals in the interests of their
No longer do expense accounts cover
many things. They are submitted to
cover the bare outlay of the traveling
forces, and no more.
Another item of legitimate expense by
railroaders Is that known as "entertain
ment." The expenditure of money in this
way is Intended to create a friendly feel
ing between the railroad officials and
shippers, and cigars, drinks and lunches
have formerly been bestowed with a lib
eral hand by railroad officials upon pa
trons of their lines. The "entertainment"
account, a part of the expense account,
has been pruned until It now bears little
resemblance to what formerly obtained in
Hints have come from headquarters to
resident officials that all expenditures
must be kept at a minimum, and that for
the coming few months extreme care Is
to be used in keeping down expenses.
Southern Oregon Case Today.
The railroad commission will con
tinue the hearing- on the complaint of
residents of Southern Oregon points
against the Southern Pacific for with
drawing trains 11 and 12 from that ter
ritory,' this morning- at 10 o'clock, in
the Wells-Fargo building-. Testimony
of officials of the Southern Pacific
lines In Oregon, with headquarters
here, will be taken at today's session.
Hearings on this subject have already
been held by the commission in Ash
land and Grants Pass.
TH0S. GREENE'S FUNERAL
Services Today Will Be Followed by
Interment at Salem.
The funeral of Thomas Greene, a pio
neer who died Wednesday at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. D.. Sullivan, in
Montavilla, will be iheld today at Salem,
and the body buried by the side of that
of Mrs. Greene, who died 21 years ago.
Born in Longford County, Ireland, 81
years ago, Mr. Greene came to the United
States when a child. After living In
New Orleans for several years he went to
Galena, 111., where he conducted a mer
cantile business for a number of years.
During the gold excitement in California,
with thousands of others he caught -the
fever and went to the mines in the early
'oOs, where he engaged in mining until
I860, when he came to Portland. He en
tered the employ of the Oregon & Cali
fornia Railroad when construction was ce
gun on that line, and later was employed
in the Southern Pacific carshops for
several years. Then -he bought a farm
near Jefferson, where he lived for 25
years. Sixteen years ago he sold i.1s
farm and moved to Portland to make his
home with 'his daughter at Montavilla.
He Is survived by the following chil
dren: Frank T. Greene and Mrs. J. D.
Sullivan. Portland; Michael J. Greene,
Los Angeles, Cal. ; Mrs. R. L. Devaney,
Jefferson City, Or.; Mrs. W. M. Misner,
of Albany. The 'body will be taken to
Salem this morning for interment.
Requiem mass will be celebrated at
Mount Tabor at a time yet to be fixed.
Mr. Greene was well known 'to old resi
dents of the Willamette. Valley.
PEOPLE WANT ANNEXATION
Vote 40 to 10 in Woodmere Improve
At a well-attended mass meeting last
night, held at Woodmere, under the
auspices of the Woodmere Improvement
Association, R. A- Stewart presiding. In
the interest of annexation to Portland,
The Late Thomas Greene. I
the sentiment was overwhelmingly for
annexation. The vote taken at the con
clusion of the meeting was 40 to 10 for
annexation. Ben Riesland, representing
the Woodstock Push Club, presented fig
ures to show that Increased taxation
would be more than offset by the de
creased cost of water that would result
from annexation, i He declared that the
' water question was the main one involved
in the discussion.
M. Krueder. of Creston, talked for half
an hour against annexation. Green C.
Ijove. a property-owner of Nashville, and
also of Portland, delivered a vigorous talk
for a greater Portland. He Insisted that
all the suburbs were dependent on Port--land
and declared that annexation would
infuse new progressive life in the whole
territory. . .
Vt hitney L Boise, of the United East
Side Push Club, discussed the water
question In detail and gave much infor
mation. He said that it was proposed to
lay a pipe-line that will bring 40.000,000
gallons of water a day. which would pro
vide water for Portland and all Its sub
urbs. 'N. Ford, of the Mount Scott dis
trict, spoke briefly for annexation.
The petitions for annexation are in the
hands of the committees and will be cir
culated at once. It is expected to secure
the 15 per cent of the voters within the
next 10 days, when they can be presented
to the City Council, which -will decide
whether or not to afford opportunity to
vote. It is expected, however, that the
question will be placed on the official
ballot. By those who have looked Into
the situation In the territory to be an
nexed It is considered reasonably sure
that it will carry. If a vote can be had
at the June election.
BOYS ENTERTAIN FRIENDS
Pupils of Blanchet Institute Render
A Christmas entertainment, for which
the boys of Blanchet Institute had been
preparing fcr some weeks, was given yes
terday afternoon in the lecture room of
St. Michael's Catholic Church. Father H.
J. McDevitt was present and spoke to
the children and their parents and
friends who were present, at the close
of the programme, alluding to a poem,
"Crooked Mouths," which had just been
recited by Clyde Hoobler, and saying a
crooked man, who would steal the poor
people's money, was far worse, and a
disgrace to the community, even though
he had a fine education. He also spoke
of the large attendance at the funeral of
James Frainey, and said it was because
of Mr. Frainey's honesty that people
The address of - welcome was delivered
by Carl C. Mayer, of the preparatory de
partment, and recitations, songs and vio
lin selections by pupils in this department
were followed by those of the interme
diate department of the institute. ,Then
the pupils in the commercial department
had their turn.
Among the recitations were the follow
ing: "When Pa Begins to Shave," C.
Jennings; "Star of Bethlehem," by Mel
ville O'Shea: "Christmas Everywhere,"
by John Driscoll, and "A Parting Wish."
by John Weber. Vocal solos were ren
dered by Francis Eivers and A. Hyland
and violin selections by Robert Driscoll,
F. Gansneder and E. Kiesendahl.
WATSON IS ON WAY HOME
Report of Wi Merchants National's
President Is Eagerly Awaited.
Persons interested in the Merchants Na
tional Bank are awaiting patiently the
return of J. Frank Watson, its president,
from the East. He Is expected to reach
the city today or tomorrow, and it :s be
lieved that he will be prepared to make
a statement as to the future of the insti
tution upon his arrival. While he was In
the East he held a conference with the
Controller of the Currency and explained
the situation to that official. He was un
doubtedly informed just what action the
bank can take, for the Treasury officials
were in possession of the report of Bank
Examiner Wilson at the time President
Watson reached Washington.
Officials of the bank are being advised
constantly by country correspondents that
as soon as the bank is enabled to reopen
the usual business transacted with the in
stitution will be continued. Temporarily
these banks have carried on business re
lations with other Portland banks, but
they promise to return to the Merchants
National just as soon as it reopens its
doors again. .
The directors of the bank will meet with
President Watson upon his return from
Washington, go over the situation with
him and take whatever official action may
be necessary preparatory to resuming
business. It is generally believed that
after a reasonable interval has elapsed
and outstanding accounts are collected
and new capital put Into the bank, it
will resume business. . .
BANK FAILURE TO BLAME
Contractor Howard Tells Executive
Board Why He Is Behind on Work.
Contractor Harry Howard appeared be
fore the street committee of the execu
tive board at its meeting yesterday morn
ing, and explained why he had been un
able to complete several pieces of im
provement work let to him a long time
ago. He blamed the Title Guarantee &
Trust Company, saying that through one
of its numerous subsidiary holding com
panies he had received funds with which
to operate, prior to the failure of the
concern, but had since been unable to
secure anything from that source, hence
his Inability to complete the contracts.
Howard luformed the committee, of
which Mayor Lane is chairman, that he
Is now prepared to proceed to the com
pletion of all the .contracts, as he said
he had arranged with Receiver E. C.
Mears for sufficient funds to do so,
Mayor Lane, however, was dissatisfied
with this statement, and said he would
exact a .bond from the receiver to se
cure the city on the contracts. Then
said the Mayor, should Howard fail to
complete the work, the city will do so
and collect from Howard s oonasmen.
MAINTAIN THE BOYCOTT
Local Unions Keep Big Stove Foun
dry on Unfair List.
Justice Gould, of the Equity Court of
the District of Columbia, may enjoin
the American Federation of Labor from
boycotting the Buck Stove & Range
Company, but tne laoor . unions oi inis
city continue to maintain their "unfair"
list. At a meeting of the Federated
Trades Council last night steps were
taken to fight more effectively employers
who are unfriendly to organized laDor.
The list of "we don't patronize" firms
has been revised recently, and In the
future the different organizations will
direct their fight against one firm at a
time, instead of undertaking to oppose
several at once. It was further agreed
not to place any firm or other employer
on the "unfair" list until every possible
effort to compromise the differences has
It was reported by a committee repre
senting the engineers that the trouble
between that union and the Portland
Brewing Company had been settled sat
isfactorily after several months' wrang
ling. The report was accepted.
' Must vacate store December 31 sell
ing trunks, bags and suit cases at a
sacrifice. 231 Morrison St., near 2nd.
LIVED IN SQUALOR
Juvenile Court Takes Charge
of the Bradley Children.
MOTHER IS DISSOLUTE
Long Recognized by Authorities as
Unfit Person to Have Custody
of Little Ones The Father
Still Eludes the Police.
On the ground that the woman is
drunken and dissolute and unfit to
have their custody, the five little chil
dren of Mrs. Melville G. Bradley were
taken from their squalid home in the
suburbs of Alblna, last night, by De
tective Hawley, of the Juvenile Court,
and placed In the detention home of
that tribunal. Mrs. Bradley is the wife
of the blacksmith who killed John W.
Gittings, a policeman, at Albina, Wed
nesday night, and who Is now a fugi
tive from justice. Mrs. Bradley was
"the woman In the case."
"I found an awful state of affairs in
the Bradley home," said Detective Haw
ley. ' "The woman and her brother,
that fellow Slvener, who was mixed up
In the shooting scrape, were both there,
drunk. The house was not merely
dirty; It was filthy, and the poor little
children were neither properly clothed
nor fed. It would be a disgrace to hu
manity to leave the unfortunate little
ones In such surroundings and under
such care. '
"This Is an old case In the Juvenile
Court. We have had them up before.
This Is the third me these children
have been taken away from this
woman. We showed, in court that both
she and Bradley were drunk a great
deal of the time, that both abused and
neglected the children, and that the
character of their mother, outside her
home life, was euch as to unfit her for
the custody of Innocent children."
The Bradley children are Elmer, aged
12; Lilly, 11; Arthur, 8; Bessie, 5, and
Johnnie, 3. They were taken in charge
by the Juvenile officer about 18 months
ago, but allowed to return to their
home on the promise of their parents
to do better. Again about a year ago
they were taken In charge, but this
time the court placed them In care of
the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, where
they remained until about five months
ago, when they were sent home again
on the urgent plea of their mother,
who again promised reform.
The case in all its phases has brought
to light' a . most deplorable state of
affairs and Mrs. Bradley's own ad
missions, besides other evidence, have
shown that the 'step taken last night
was to have been expected. Except that
he himself was brutalized by drink,
there seems no explanation for Brad
ley's having continued to live with his
wife, to have been jealous of her, and
to have gone so far as to shoot and
kill Policeman Gittings and to have
been willing to kill his brother-in-law,
Sivener, over her.
Bradley's whereabouts are still un
known to the police, and be has not
been heard from. The story printed
yesterday that the police had received
inside information that Bradley was in
hiding In the city and had consulted a
lawyer to find out if he could put up a
plea of self-defense, was ridiculed last
night by Chief Grltzmacher. The case
stands just as it did on the night of
the killing. From the 'evidence given
on the night of the affair and before the
Coroner's Jury, it Is thought that Brad
ley would have a. poor show before a
The funeral of Policeman Gittings
will be held today at 1:30 P. M from
Finleys chapel, the services being held
under the auspices of the Knights of
Pythias, of which Gittings was a mem
ber, and the Police Department. It is
understood that all members of the
police force who are not on duty at
the time will attend in a body. '
Several handsome floral pieces have
been sent to the morgue.
BONDS FOR NEW SCHOOLS
Financial Plan of North East Side
The North East Side Improvement As
sociation favors the issuing of bonds for
the erection of all future new school
houses In this district. S. ' C. Beach
brought the matter up at the meeting
last night in the form af a resolution.
The preamble sets forth that it was the
practice of all growing cities to Issue
bonds for this purpose, and the resolution
itself adopted was as follows:
Resolved. That the Board of Education be
requested to bond the district for the con
struction of all new buildings to be erected,
and provide a sinking fund for the retire
ment ot the said bonds by the time ot their
maturity. , .
L. T. Peery. R. E. Menefee. S. C. Beach
and Fred O. Olson spoke for the resolu
tion. It will be presented at the general
Fred O. Olson and El Versteeg reported
on the bridges across Sullivan Gulch.
Extended discussion followed, with the
result the committee was continued with
instructions to convey to the Mayor and
Executive Board the fact that the people
want the bridges at Union avenue and
East Twenty-eighth street as soon as
possible, and urged that the necessary
steps be taken to get them. If necessary
the board will be asked to readvertlse
for new bids.
R. E. Menefee, L. T. Peery and F. A.
Nichols were appointed to confer with
Postmaster Minto about securing addi
tional mail delivery for the business dis
trict north of Sullivan's Gulch.
For ' the cold weather. Get your fire
places equipped with the M. J. Walsh
Company's grates, andirons, firesets and
spark guards. It is a well-known fact
that they carry the best class of goods
In the city In their line. They wish to
call your attention to their beautiful line
of gas and electric table lamps, just
opened up and sampled. You should not
miss seeing them. Just the thing for a
nice Xmas gift. Salesrooms 311 Stark,
between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Sunday Lid for St. John.
Councilman Leg-gett. of St. John, yester
day announced that he would introduce
an ordinance at the meeting of the Coun
cil next Tuesday night declaring It un
lawful to keep open skating rinks, pool
rooms, billiard-rooms, bowling . alleys or
shooting galleries on Sunday. This Is in
accordance with the petition from nearly
200 residents, submitted at the meeting
of the Council last Tuesday night. The
petition' received scant attention, being
accepted and placed on file, which was a.
polite way of getting rid of it. Council
man King opposed the petition at that
time by saying the owners of these place
had a right to make a living, which they
could not do unless they could keep open,
on Sunday. He contended that the younn;
people would go to Portland by streetcar
if their amusements In St. John were cut
off. Following his remarks the petition
LEST YE FORGET
LEMON'S GLOVE ORDERS
AS A REMINDER
To those who have yet to complete
their Christmas purchases we sug
gest LENNON'S GLOVE ORDERS
Have you forgotten your friend in San
Francisco? You have ample time to
reach her (him) by mail with one of
our glove orders, which are redeemable
with the best gloves at our San Fran
cisco stores on Van Ness avenue or Fill
more street, in San Francisco. In Seat
tle, we have three stores on Second ave.
Your Portland friends may present Len
non's glove orders at 309 Morrison at
any time and receive in exchange a se
lection of the world's best makes of
Purchase one of Lennon's glove orders as
a present to man, woman or child, and
save yourself the trouble and annoy
ance of making a selection of the goods!
Sold for as much money as you care to
MORRISON ST., OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE
was "put to bed." However, the petition
has considerable backing, and Council
man Legg-ett says he will draw the fire
of the opposition at least and make a
record, even if he does nothing else.
IRONWORKERS : BIDE TIME
Will Take No Action Until Unions
Union men employed at the iron trades
in the foundries of this city are not pre
pared to announce their plans for resist
ing the efforts of their employers to es
tablish the "open shop." Such of these
men as have not already been discharged
are remaining- at work until the different
Iron trades unions of the ctty can be
merged into one body, when it is proposed
to demand that all non-union workmen
be discharged. Otherwise it is understood
the union men will declare a strike and
The men employed in these trades will
hold a meeting at Drew Hall tomorrow
afternoon, when they will complete . the
organization of an Iron Trades Council.
By January 1st our store must be vacated and our large stock
sold, regardless of cost. A nice line of Ladies' Silk Muslin
Underwear, Silk Wrappers, Kimonos, Dress and Underskirts,
"Waists, Suits, Vests, Lace Embroideries, etc.
Magnificent Stock of Men's and Children's
Wearing Apparel to Choose From
Dry Goods, Christmas Novelties and Fancy Goods of all
varieties to select from and at your own price. The finest
materials and daintiest patterns.
, ALL GRADES
The entire stock; without reserve, must be sold. Fixtures
G. S. LONG & CO.
1474 Sixth Street. Between Alder and Morrison. Portland, Or.
HOLIDAY HEADQUARTERS EVERYBODY GETS A- PRESENT j
A 4541 PHONE MAIN 380
The meetting will be conducted by J. J.
Stratton, of Chicago, special organizer
for the International Association of Ma
J. Nolan, of San Francisco, a member
of the executive board of the same Inter-
national association. Is expected to reach
this city "early next week to counsel with
the machinists and lronmolders in such
action as it may be decided to take In
order to meet the attack that has been
made by employers on organized labor.
J3 long Kid Gloves at J2.38; $4 grade at
J3.38; two-clasp Kid Gloves at fl a pair;
men's J1.50 Sweaters at 95c; special prices
on Belts, Purses, Back Combs, Toilet
Articles, Neckwear and Hosiery. Portland
agents . for Warner's and Thomson's
corsets. McAllen & McDonnell. The
store noted for best goods at lowest
INEXPENSIVE FOB CHRISTMAS.
Klser's scenic Photos. 24S Alder street.
rlAoln. Bau t9 trnnVfl YAPa And
1 suit cases at 231 Morrison, near 2nd.
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