Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 09, 1909, Page 10, Image 10

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    the Moromra oregonian, ttjesdat, February 9, 1909.
West Side Is Lincoln, East Side
Washington . and Albina
to Be Jefferson.
Board la Vnanlmoni in Mot Pa
rental Dl.pleasnro Thwarts Pro
posed Transfer of Holmani Pu
pils to Falling Schoolhouae,
Hereafter the West Bide High School
U to be known as the Lincoln High
School; the East Side High School has
been changed to the "Washington High
School and the new Albina High School
will be named after Thomas Jeffer
son. These names were determined
upon at the meeting yesterday of the
Board of Education.
The matter was brought up In con
nection with the propriety of naming
one of the city schools after President
Lincoln, the namo to be given at a
ceremony to be held on Lincoln's cen
tenary. on Friday. It was at first
Intended to give the name of Lincoln
to one of the new grammar schools.
bnt after discussing the matter tnor
oughly It was thought that one of the
high schools was the proper insutu
tlon to be so named.
After choosing the "West Side High
School for this honor It was almost
Inevitable that a change In the names
of the other schools should be made.
and the name of the first President
was bestowed opon the East Side High
The members of the board were
unanimously In favor of Jefferson as
the name by which the new Albina
Hitch School shall be known. It was
hinted at yesterday's meeting that
when a fourth high school is erected
it should be honored with the name of
Andrew Jackson.
Whether or not the high school
bulldinar will be christened on Lin
coin's birthday was not determined
Parental Protest Slade.
Some little sllr was caused at the
meeting yesterday when a deputation of
residents of the Holman School District
appeared before the Board and protested
against the transfer of the ninth B grade
from the Holman to the Falling School.
The members of the rarty were headed
by C. W. Haffenden and J. TV". Sherwood,
and all were Insistent that the proposed
tsansfer be not made. Their request that
the Holman district be enlarged was
Several women .in the party resented
the criticisms made by Superintendent
Rlgler of Principal Steele, of the Hol
man . School, and Insinuated that Mr.
Rlgler" attitude toward Mr. Steele was
perhaps responsible for the action In
transferring pupils to the Failing School.
Request Is Granted.
In making their ' request, the people
from the Holman district pointed out
that their building is much more desir
able than the Falling School building,
and that there are four rooms not in
use. while the accommodations at the
other school are such that It is necessary
to use a small building on the opposite
side of the street, which tbey declared is
a menace to the health of the pupils
housed there. The Holman people also
declared that the transfer of pupils to
a school outside of their district Is a
reflection on the former district as a
place of residence.
After a thorough discussion of the
question, during which much feeling was
manifested on both sides, the Board
passed a resolution countermanding the
order, which was to have gone Into ef
fect today, transferring the lower class
of the ninth grade from the Holman to
the Falling School.
Mount Tabor "Wants Plumbing.
A deputation from the South Mount
Tabor School District also appeared be
fore the Board and requested that the
plumbing In the South Mount Tabor
School be overhauled at once. It was
sjhown that the conditions there demand
ed Immediate attention. This was or
dered done at once.
Mr. Campbell reported that he had re
cently visited the Peninsula School and
found various matters requiring atten
tion. The roof troughs were defective in
some part of the building and damage
to the walls had resulted, while the ends
of the rain pipes were so far from the
ground that the water from the roof
splashed against the walls and founda
tions, and would. Mr. Campbell thought,
damage the structure. The chairman of
the building committee was Instructed to
have these defects remedied.
W. K. Shepard was yesterday appoint
ed Instructor in the trade school at a
salary of J1200 a year. This addition to
the corps of teacheres in the trade school
was made on the recommendation of Su
perintendent Kigler, who pointed out
that the enrollment In this school will be
largely Increased In the rear future, and
this would place too great a burden on
the teachers now employed there. Mr.
Shepard is at present in the City Engi
neer's office and is considered a person
well qualified to hold the newly-created
position In the trade school.
Grand Jury at The Dalles Returns
One Indictment.
TTTEJ DALLES. Or- FteK 8. Bpeclal)
Circuit Court convened at the county
courthouse in this city today. Judge W.
L. Bradshaw presiding. Probably the most
important civil case on the docket was
placed on trial today, T. T. Korlck vs.
the O. B, & N. Co. Is the title of the suit
and the court is holding a night session
tonight. The grand Jury was drawn this
morning and returned one true hill indict
ing John Fleming for assault with a dan
gerous weapon on J. H. Harper, Jan
uary 1.
The following are the grand Jurors:
Alex Fraser. foreman; "William A.
Hunter, J. McConnell, Joseph C John
son. John Mayfleld. "W. C "Walker, John
Many Friends Attend Obsequies) of
Man Killed by Hans Goodager.
The funeral of Antone Moe was held
yesterday from Dunning. McEntee & G1I
baugh's chapel, and the interment was
made In Rose City Cemetery. Moe was
hot and killed Thursday night by Hans
Goodager. a saloonkeeper. The respect
In which the deceased waa held not only
by his fellow-countrymen, but "by his
employers, employes and co-laborers in
the lumber and logging camps from As
toria to Portland, was strikingly mani
fested by the attendance at his funeral,
which was one of the largest Scandina
vian funerals ever held in this city.
Bpeaklng for the loggers of Columbia
County, John Rudeen yesterday said:
"The deceased was recognized by his
friends as a man of Integrity,, of so
briety and especially of civility. Gifted
with a magnificent physique born and
reared In the historical City of Trond
Jem. Antone Moe was a man of splendid
courage. Possessed of indomitable cour
age, he was popular not only among his
fellow-countrymen, but among all na
tionalities over whom and with whom
he labored. Recognizing these natural
qualities In the deceased. It Is not sur
prising that such a large congregation
of people and countrymen assembled to
pay their last respects to the deceased.
Six thousand miles from his native city
and land and 6000 miles from any rela
tive, he received at the hands of his
friends and acquaintances a remarkable
exhibition of kindness and respect."
Rev. Mr. Lawson conducted the funeral
services and a eulogy was delivered by
Mr. MacMahon.
OF OAATOX T. 31. C. A.
Promotion Comes to Educational Di
rector of Local Association Will
Start Tbls "Week.
M. A. Kees, for the past two years
educational director of the Portland. T.
M. C A-, has been appointed to the
position of general secretary of the
: nr
M. A. Km. Who Has Been Ap
pointed General Secretary of
Y. M. C. A. at Canton, China.
Canton, China, T. M. C A., and leaves
this week for San Francisco, from
which point he will sail for his new
field on the steamship Mongolia, Feb
ruary 16. A farewell reception will be
tendered Mr. Kees tomorrow night In
the T. M. C A. Addresses will be de
livered by Fletcher Linn. Judge
Bronaugh, W. V. Green and W. O.
Mr. Kees successor has not yet been
chosen. Marvin Blair, assistant to Mr.
Kees, Is temporarily In charge of the
association's educational work.
Mr. Kees was born In Weston, Or., in
1S76, and Is the son of the late A. A.
Kees of that city. Mr. Kees was
graduated from the "Weston Normal
School In the class of 1900 and Imme
diately entered Whitman College at
Walla "Walla, completing the course
there In 1904. He has been in charge
of the educational work in the local
association since 1906, and the success
if the department has been In large
measure due to his capable supervi
Much regret has been expressed by
members aud friends of the association
since Mr. Kees' resignation was an
nounced, as the retiring director is con
sidered one of the most popular mem
bers of the Institution's staff.
Wtut thm gin Areata Bmy.
Crowds Go to See "The Jap
Th hirrMt c row da of the season re
packing into the Bungralow this week to
ThAra i a. peculiar Interest attached to
this play on account of the subject dealt
with, and also because of Mr. Russell's
last season success, "The Swindler."
"The Borroraaster' at the Baker.
In order to secure the bin musical at
traction, "The Burgomaster," with the
popular Ruth White, Harry Hermsen, and
others of . note, for the this week.
Manager Baker guaranteed w. r. uiien
a large sura of money to assure hlrn against
possible loss. "The Burgomaster" is for
thin reason playing at the popular Baker
Ctrcus Troope at Orphentn.
Jwan TschernofTs Unique Circus, appear-
at the Orpheum this week. Is one of the
most pretentious acts yet shown In vaude
ville, as it introduces rour Deautirui ponies,
two dozen or more Drize does, a flock of
pigeon, and Includes the almost human
musical pony, "Uans," who Is a great
favorite 'with the children.
Another Great Show at Pantages.
The Piccolo Midgets made a tremendous
hit at the Pan tapes matinee performance
Monday. They are four of the funniest
little men on earth -perfectly formed, built
In proportion, and resemble Dig oolis. ine
Italian earthquake pictures are the genuine
article, and show all the horrors.
Monarch s of the . Jungle.
Seven monarch of the Jungle, immense.
Mrformlng lions, are on exhibition at the
Grand this week. This Is positively the
greatest Hon or wild animal act before the
vaudeville public today. For the special
added attraction the management an
nounces Harry D eaves and company with
their merry manikins.
Five at tho Star.
Plw performances are given daily at
th Htar. so It Is possible to see a per
formance almost any time In the afternoon
or evening. Under the new policy there
are no long waits and the shows are given
with ginger and life. There ane half, a
3 ox en entertaining acts.
Boats Selling for Corinne.
Beats are now selling at the Helllg The
ater, Fourteenth and "Washington streets,
for th charming singing comedienne,
Corinne, and her splendid company, who
will be seen for three nights, beginning
next Thursday, February 11, in the musi
cal play, "Lola from Berlin. Special mat
inee Saturday.
Clackamas County Pioneer Die.
OREGON "CITY, Or.. Feb. 8. (Spe
cial.) R- EL Shumway, aged 70, died
at his home in Logan Saturday. Mr.
Shumway was a pioneer of this section
and well-known throughout the county.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
from the family residence.
Says Discharged Officers Are
"Nuisances Generally" and
Vetoes Their Pay.
Declares Only Court Mandate Will
Compel Him to Pat Pen to Paper.
Wants Leave to Hire Special
Counsel to Fight Case.
Declaring- that he will never sign a war
rant drawn in favor of Joe Day or any
of the four ex-detectives who were dis
charged in August, 1906, and denouncing
them as "nuisances," and intimating that
they were dangerous enemies of the mu
nicipal government. Mayor Lane yester
day sent to the City Council a veto mes
sage of unusual proportions. He eays that
only by mandate of court will he ever af
fix his signature to pay check for the
quartet, and asks for special counsel to
fight the case, stating hts belief that if
It is given the proper attention and time,
the city can. win the battle.
The' four detectives are Joe Day, Frank
J. Snow, Joseph F. Reslng and L. G. Car
penter. They are etill fighting for rein
statement to the positions, from which
the Mayor ousted them, and are soon to
have a rehearing before the Civil Service
Commission. They are suing for full pay
for all the time since their original dis
charge, and one year's salary has been
allowed by a decision of the Circuit Court,
Mayor Lane'e veto message follows:
Text of Mayor's Veto.
To the Honorable City Council Gentle
men : I return herewith ordinance No.
18901 not approved.
This is an ordinance which directs the
Mayor and Auditor to draw a warrant to
pav Jofv?ph Day the sum of $4172.64 to
satisfy a Judnment against the city for
salaries for himself and other detectives
during a time in which they were not
working for the city.
In respect to this measure I have to say,
that wbon I took the office It became my
duty as Mayor to enforce the laws of the
city, and as agent of the people I was
responsible to them for the manner in
which I performed that duty.
To assist me in this respect there was pro
vided by the city a police force, among whom
were a certain number of offloers known
a detectives. They were aside from the
regular police force, and were granted special
privileges as to hours, drill duty, etc., and
did not have to wear a uniform, but w?nt
about dressed as ordinary citizens and re
ceived larger salaries than were paid the
patrolmen, all for the reason that they
were presumed to be experts In the de
tection of crime.
Hindered Law Enforcement.
At that time there were many persons
within the city who not only resented but
resisted the attempt which was beingr made
to enforce its ordinance relating to tha
sale of liquor, gambling and othtv similar
matters and without the help of the de
tectives tho task of law enforcement waa
to be rendered extremely difficult. If not
Impossible of accomplishment.
It was the duty of these defectives to
discover Infractions of the law, and to the
best of their ability put a stop to the same;
this was their plain and sworn duty to
the city, and as its Mayor I was entitled
to their beat efforts In this direction.
Although there were large numbers of
persons who were disobeying the law, wesk
In and week out, to the knowledge of many
people, no effort waa made by the detec
tires to capture such persons, nor did they
pay any attention to the conditions which
existed and neither the city nor myself re
ceived any help whatever from them In
our efforts to remedy tho same, although
I personally asked for It In the name of
the citv more than once.
It was even- found that If an attempt
was to be made to enforce the law that
It was qual)y. If not more Important, to
keep the fact concealed from the detec
tives as from the lawbreaker, else the ef
fort would full.
Assisted Lawbreakers.
If facts relating to the Infraction of law
were ascertained from other sources and
acting upon Information so received, orders
wene Issued to correct the same, the de
tectives Immediately became alert and set
about to run down and discover the Identity,
not of the lawbreaker, but of the person
who had furnished the information that
the law was being broken. In other words,
efforts to enforce tho laws, as they existed,
were not only confronted with the task of
estopping tho persons who were engaged In
breaking them but also with that of lodg
ing the detectives while doing so. and these
methods and this line of conduct on their
part was considered by me to be evidence
of bad faith and Inimical to the Interests of
tho city.
They disobeyed orders In general, came
and went and did as they pleased, quar
reled and Interfered with one another's
work, and set themselves up as above the
rules of tho department and had always
done so, and were a nuisance generally and
always had been so, and the condition be
coming unbearable I dismissed them as
unlit and incompetent and my action was
taken in good faith and for the best In
terests of the city, and without prejudice
to anyone, and was justified by the facts In
the case and the city has been the gainer
a thousandfold through my action In this
Wants Counsel to Fight.
It Is difficult to socure an even and Just
enforcement of law to all alike with all
of the help which can be derived from a
police department acting In harmony and
working together for the attainment of
such a result, and it Is quite possibkj and
perhaps true that under present social con
ditions it cannot be done, nor should be
expected, yet the fact remains that persons
In the service of the city, pledged to per
form their duty, are under binding obliga
tions to use their best efforts In that di
rection. If they do not do so, or if upon
the contrary, their official conduct con
dones the infraction of the law, they be
come its worst and most dangerous ene
mies, and should be removed from ths po
sition with which they have been entrusted.
These are simple facts relating to the
matter, and I wish to state that as Mayor
of the city I will sign no warrant for pay
ment to these persons for work which
they have not performed unless I am com
pelled to do so by a mandate from the
court, and shall protest the payment in any
and very way within my power.
At this time these men are suing the
city for more unearned moneys, and inas
much as the City Attorney Is overworked
and will not have the tlma to give the
matter the special attention which I de
sire to have bestowed upon It, and feeling
satisfied that the city can win the case if
such attention Is given to It, I respectfully
request that I be authorized to employ
counsel to assist him In the case, the city
to be at no expense for such additional
legal services.
Jf. n. Bloomfleld Discusses the
John Dequer "Test."
PORTLAND. Feb. 7. (To the Editor.) I
was present at the John Dequer "teat,"
In The Oregonlan building, which Mr.
McGaffer reports In Sunday's Issue,
January SI, and I think he has un
intentionally and thoughtlessly been cruelly
unjust to Mr. Dequer. He has mis
takenly supposed htm to be and treats him
as he would a professional medium, seer
or charlatan, whereas he Is neither.
What Dequer does Is not for hire or
profit, and not even as one professing to
believe In spirit manifestation any more than
does Mr. McGaffey. He says that he simply
seeks to know, and has submitted himself
and his powers for whatever conclusion wiser
heads may draw from the manifestation
end the evidence. He does not profess to
know or to distinguish whether It be hyp
notic or 'spiritualistic phenomena that we
witnessed at that sitting.
A poor and a hard working young man,
entirely frank and honest, as I believe him
to be. the personal attack made upon him
was uncalled for, sensational and unfair,
and tends to eonfusa rather than to en
lighten us as to the truth of the phe
nomena. Why cast suspicion as to tha truthfulness
of his statement as to his nationality?
Why discuss whether he looks like a Hol
lander, Greek, Norwegian or Swedet Why
discuss him phrenologlcaily" at all? I will
venture to guess, however, that his will
favorably compare with the average. If not
the best heads of lawyers, dootors and min
isters In this city. Dare I, without giving
offense, include reporters and editors? And
I say this although I am practically a
stranger to him.
But, suppose It were true that phrenolog
lcaily he were Imperfect or wanting In
beauty or symmetry. Even Hamlefs
father's ghost came In such "questionable
shape" that Hamlet doubted him.
The self-hypnotic, clairvoyant or medlum
lstio power has, strange to say. seldom been
attracted to the Apolloa. the Adonises or
the Venuaes of any community, nor yet to
the busy materialist of any age. Imagine,
If one can, such a gift In an Archbold or
a Rockefeller. But seriously, what we wish
to know and what we were there investi
gating was, whether the manifestations
demonstrated or tended to prove spirit com
munication, or was It hypnotic Impersona
tion of a spirit, by John Dequeue subcon
scious or subliminal self? I cannot here
undertake to discuss that. I do not know
and I am Incapable of guessing. This
much I do know, that Dr. Gilbert, who was
present at the "test," asserts that Dequer
was unconscious and In a complete hypnotic
state. Impervious to pain or feeling.
Such being the ease, on another occasion
while nnder a similar spell or trance, call
It what you will, after having Inserted
needles Into his flesh without evidence of
feeling or pain, or traoe of blood, then or
after, Dequer, through the professed spirit
of "Dr. Jackson," told me my first name
(which I have no reason to believe Dequer
had ever heard), by a quotation from Scrip
ture, via.: "Nathaniel I knew thee, when
thoa stood'st under the flg tree."
But, suppose It might be said that this
waa obtained telepathlcally? Who got It?
John Dequer was, objectively, unconscious.
Did John Dequers subconscious mind, un
der the hypnotlo spelL telepathlcally reach
Into my mind for that name, or did the
professed spirit of Dr. Jackson do so? But
certainly neither John Dequer"s objective or
subjective brain could have had knowledge
Fred W. Reed, Late City Pound
master. ' The funeral of the late Fred
W. Reed, City Poundmaster, -who
died Sunday afternoon at his
residence on Twelfth street, will
be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from Holman'a chapel. The inter
ment will be in Riverview Ceme
tery. The cause of Mr. Reed's
death was brain trouble result
ing from a stroke' of apoplexy
two years ago. He was 54 years
old and was the son of Cyrus A.
Reed, and the grandson of Stephen
Coffin, one of the original town
site proprietors of Portland.
of my middle name, H ," for, outside
of my own family, only one or two per
sons' In Washington or Oregon know It.
And yet It was given. How? From what
source came It?
What we all wish to know Is exactly what
Dequer prays to know, and subjecting him-,
self somewhat unwillingly and hesitatingly,
but anxiously, for whatever uses he may
serve to science or occult Investigation and
knowledge, he should be treated kindly and
considerately by all those whose souls reach
high enough to appreciate and truthfully and
earnestly to seek for evidences tending to
prove Immortality, or life after death.
Do I believe, and what do I believe? Z
don't know. That's what Z am trying to
find out.
"There are more things in .heaven and earth.
Than was ever dreamed of In your phi
losophy, IJoratlo."
The tone of this letter Is quite different
from Mr. Tankwlch's, when he dared The
Oregonlan to face the spooks which he said
Dequer oould raise. The reporter stated the
facts as he saw and heard them and drew
Inferences which almost any sensible man
would have drawn. Any man who pretends
to do marvels must expect to be described
and discussed. If he falls to come up to
his professions he must not complain If he
la ridiculed.
Mayor Returns Park Appropriation
Bill With Disapproval.
Mayor Lane has vetoed a section of
the ordinance making the annual ap
propriation for the park department,
and has thus placed himself on record
against indiscriminate increases of sal
aries. The clause deals with an In
crease of $10 a month in the pay of
the two watchmen in the City Park,
which was not requested by the Park
Board.. The mayor's veto message fol
lows: To the Honorable City Council Gentle
men: 1 return to you ordinance No. 18816
approved except as to the Increase of salary
provided for two watchmen, which is (11
approved. This is an ordinance making an appro
priation out of the park fund for the main
tenance of that department for the year
In respect to this matter of the Increase
of wajres for the two watchmen at the
City Park, I have to say that I am In
formed that an Increase of wages for those
employes has not been recommended by the
Park Board and that the duties required
In such work is not greater than other
places where the pay Is less.
In the matter of Increasing salaries I
would suggest that such changes be made
only upon a schedule which takes into ac
count the value of the services and a due
relation to those paid for like services m
all departments of the city.
I return the ordinance for your further
Men's pants. $1.50 a leg, $3.00 a pair.
Fine worsteds, all-wool cassimeres,
cheviots, tweeds, worth $4, $5, $6.
Brownsville Woolen Mill Store, Third
and Stark.
Paso Ointment Is guaranteed to cure any
ease of Itching, blind, bleeding or protruding
piles In C to 14 days or money reiunaea. out
Today and tomorrow will positively
be the last days for discount on West
Side gas bills. Read "Gas Tips."
Chicago. Demand for a state police com
mission of the city of Chicago is made by
the Rev. M. P. Boynton.
Blazier Pays $5 Fine for Each
of 35 Gamblers, Who
Plead Guilty.
Tom McKIttrlck Says He Can Prove
He Was Kot Gambling and Trial
Is Set Alleges Misconduct of
Officers Making Arrests.
On a warrant charging him with
allowing gambling in his saloon, Ed
Blaster was arrested yesterday as a
result of the raid on his North End
place Saturday night. In which 35
men were taken Into custody. De
tective Tom Kay swore to the war
rant. The warrant was served by
Kay and Blazier waa released in the
sum of 100. It Is said other war
rants will be Issued so as to include
the men who are said to have been
In charge of the games at both
Erlckson's and Blazlers. Councilman
Wills, who caused the raid, will also.
It Is said, cause an investigation as
to why the games were permitted to
be run without polloe molestation.
Thirty-five pleas of guilty to the charge
of gambling and visiting a gambling-house
were entered in Municipal Court yesterday
by men who were captured in Councilman
Wills' personally conducted raid on Blaz
ier' a North End place Saturday night.
Fines of to were imposed in each case,
and Blazier himself paid the total sum.
One of the victims of the raid, Tom Mc
KIttrlck. refused to plead guilty, alleging
that he participated in none of .the games.
He demanded a trial, vowing that he
would stay in Jail forever before he would
submit to having the records show that
he had pleaded guilty to gambling. His
case was set for Wednesday for trial, but
meanwhile Blazier paid the fines, leaving
McKIttrlck In the peculiar position of de
manding a trial when his fine had already
been paid.
"I waa in search of a man to work for
me," said McKIttrlck, "when the raid
was made. I knew there was no use pro
testing at the time, so. I went to the sta
tlon with the others and was booked. But
I can prove I wasn't playing and don't
propose to have the records show that I
was guilty when I am not."
McKIttrlck says that certain persons
who were also captured in the raid were
allowed to escape after they had reached
police headquarters. Several wagonloads
of prisoners were taken, he says, and cer
tain ones were placed in a rear room at
headquarters, where they were kept un
til the commotion following the arrests
had subsided. Then they were permitted
to leave without bail or explanation.
"Among the number was a son of a man
named Erlggs, who is employed, I have
been told, at Kelly Butte by the county,"
said McKIttrlck. "Sergeant Kay took this
man and others to a rear room at the
station, where they were kept until most
of us were locked up, then they were
Ten of the 85 men who were arrested
entered pleas of guilty yesterday morning.
The trial of the others was set for 4
o'clock In the afternoon, and a big crowd
had gathered in the dingy- little room
where Municipal Court sessions are held,
long before that hour. Among those who
were present were the accused, scores of
North End loungers and others who were
deeply interested in the outcome of the
Attorney S. C. Spencer, representing the
defendants, consulted with a representa
tive of the District Attorney's office for
a few moments, and the result of their
conference was communicated to Judge
Van Zante. Judge Van Zante immediate
ly announced that the trials were at an
end, that the attorney for the defendants
had pleaded guilty in each case. Blazier
promptly paid the fines.
Councilman Wills, who instigated the
raid, declares that he will attempt to
cause the revocation of the licenses of
both Blazier and Erlckson. He also is
said to have announced his determination
to cause warrants to be issued for their
arrest on the charge of conducting gambling-houses.
Expresses Gratitude for Aid Ren
dered by Councilman Wills.
It has been a long time since Mayor
Lane has worn a smile so pleasant as
when he appeared at the executive office
yesterday morning to take up the official
duties of his official position. He was in
his most affable mood, and greeted every
one with a hearty handshake and a word
of cheer. Having read the reports of
Councilman Wills' activities in the North
End district Saturday night, and the
promise of the distinguished city legisla
tor from Sellwood as to what he Intends
doing in the future, the Mayor assured
those who asked him that he is simply
overjoyed at the latest turn of events.
"Why, Just think of It!", exclaimed the
Mayor. "For more than three years have
I been pleading with the members of tho
City Council to secure their co-operation
in my efforts to make Portland clean,
and, after all this time, along comes
Councilman Wills and proves himself to
be a friend indeed by throwing himself
Into the breach and taking up a systemat
ic effort to help me in this good warfare.
I tell you that it is cause for great satis
faction on my part, only to think how !
long It took to get even one member of
the Council into line; but I will not com
plain; nay, I feel, rather, that I have am
ple reason to congratulate myself, for I
have now the undivided support of one
Councilman in making this city a morally
clean abiding place, and I say, without
hesitation. I thank Mr. Wills from the
depths of my heart for what he has done
and what he declares he will do. I want
not only his help, but I also want the help
of all the other Councllmen, all public
officials and private citizens, to the end
that gambling and all forms of vice may
be suppressed."
Here the Mayor reviewed in brief his
efforts to secure help from the Council in
suppressing vice and crime, which usually
met with failure, he said, and then con
tinued: "Now, there is a lot to do in the way of
weeding out vicious places, certain sa
loons, for example. There is Blazier's
saloon, where Councilman Wills found all
those gamblers Saturday night. Now that
I have the support of Mr. Wills, I shall
ask the Council to revoke that saloon's
license right away; and I feel certain the
Council will do that much to assist me in
cleaning up this city. Surely, the Council
will not refuse to do so little a thing as to
revoke the license of a man In whose
saloon a Councilman finds open gambling
In progress. Yes, I will request the Coun
cil to revoke that lloense, and perhaps
some others. It la comforting to know
that at last the Council stands ready, at
i 1 . xr- ixml. iwa tn hfln In this
great work of reform. So this is a good
time to take up a number of licenses and
things that need attention and get them
straightened out; among tho first, of
course, will be that of Mr. Blazier, where
Councilman Wills caught a poker game in
full blast Saturday night. After that is
revoked, there will be others to which
the attention of the Council will bo
Chief of Police Gritzmacher was a caller
at the Mayor's office yesterday morning.
He was closeted with the executive for a
brief time. Just long enough to explain
that the police, although trying with might
and main, have been unable to secure
convictions in gambling cases In the Mu
nicipal Court, and to add that it Is not
the fault of the police that people congre
gate In saloons and play cards.
After the Chief left. Mayor Lane said
that the police have been Instructed ever
since the Mayor took office to enforce all
the laws; to close gambling and to permit
no "understandings."
"No understandings exist between me
and any one to the effect that they can
gamble or break any law," said the
Mayor." "The orders have always been
to the police to allow no lawbreaklng,
and If any one can show at any time that
any member of the police force, from top
to bottom, has any understanding with
any one that any law can be broken, I
will Immediately discharge such officer or
officers. The only understanding that ex
ists is that the laws must be enforced,
and I welcome any help from any source
looking to that end."
Epworth League Preparing for Con
vention at Seattle.
The official emblem of the International
Epworth League Convention, which will
occur at Seattle next July, has been re
ceived by the Pacfflo Christian Advocate,
official organ of the Methodist Episcopal
.v,.,.v, Mv-hlleiifil In "Portland. The Ad
vocate 'is preparing to issue a souvenir
number for the occasion descriptive of
fhi n f thA rmintrv. 10.000 copies of
which will be distributed to visiting Hp-
worthians by the -omana uiainui
League. It is estimated that about 15,000
will attend the convention, nearly all of
whom will pass this way. A rose and
card of greeting will also bo given each
one. "
The official emblem Is expressive of all
the elements which enter into the con
vention. Centering around the cross en
circled with the words, "Enthroning
Christ," the subject of the convention,
the emblem contains the emblematic de
sign of the leagues, the mottoes of the
leagues, the dates of the convention and
the Alaska-Yukon-Paclfic Exposition; the
flags of tho United States and Canada;
a miniature of Mount Rainier and of the
Seattle waterfront.
"Look Up; Lift Up." is the motto of
both the leagues of the Methodist Epis
copal Church and of the Canadian Metho
dist Church, and "All I"or Christ" is the
motto of tho Methodist Episcopal Church,
New Meteorological Observatory for
North Yakima Ordered.
Willis Jj. Moore, Chief of the Weather
Bureau at Washington, has ordered that
a special meteorological station be es
tablished at North Yakima, Wash., and
has appointed Albert L. Bender observer.
This station will be equipped with ther
mometers, barometer, etc., and will fur
nish two reports daily to the Portland
office, the service from that station be
ing similar to that received from Blaine,
Wash., and Marshfield "and Siskiyou, Or.
The establishment of the station at
North Yakima will make four of this
class established within the last 18
months. E. A. Beals, forecaster In charge
of the Portland office of the service, will
go to the newly-established station as
soon as the apparatus is received there
from Washington and Install it and, at
the same time will instruct the observer
In the use of the instruments and the
compilation of reports.
In addition to the fuller reports at the
local office on weather conditions to the
north, shippers of perishable products
or those affected by weather conditions,
will ba benefited by the reports received
and may govern themselves accordingly.
Two Lumber Carriers Load.
After taking on part cargo of lumber
at St. John, the Norwegian steamship
Elsa, that had been in these waters for
some time, moves up to Portland today
to finish at the North Pacific dock for
the Pacific Export Company-. The Elsa
is chartered to deliver cargo at New
Zealand ports.
Reported as arrived at Astoria yester
day at 2 P. M., the American barken
tine Wrestler comes to St. John to load
lumber under charter to Balfour, Guth
rie & Co. The vessel is to carry cargo
to Callao, Peru.
Eleventh Juror for Coopers.
NASHVILLE. Feb. 8. Over 400 of
15 AND 10
Be sure to boil
and try it for 10 days
"There's a Reason"
is necessary if you prepare for
Oregon weather by purchasing
one of oar guaranteed raincoats.
And there is no guesswork about
quality and fit. We do things
right at this store. Special today:
$25.00 Military Col- C1J. fi
lar Raincoat. ....... P10 O
166-170 Third Street.
the fifth venire of 500 men have been
served and reported here today for the
trial of Colonel Cooper and his son and
John D. Sharp, charged with the mur
der of ex-Senator E. W. Carmack. Most
of those drawn on this venire live In
remote parts of the county, where
newspapers are seldom read because of
illiteracy. The few from Nashville and
vicinity. It is conceded, cannot qualify.
W. A. Adcock, a farmer, aged 28, waa
accepted as juror No. 11.
Grant Turrler, of Sumpter, Meets
Accidental Death.
STTMPTE3R. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Grant Turner was killed here today by a
log rolling over him at th Adams
Gardlnler lumber camp. Turner was well
known, and a respected resident of
Today and tomorrow will positively
be the last days for discount on West
Side gas bills. Read "Gas Tips."
Rosenthal's great snow I on.
Sold st sll first Slavs cafes and br ftfbbsrs.
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