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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAX, TUESDAY, MAY 11," 1909.
SOLD FOR SI 50,000
Piece 50 by 100 at Northwest
Corner of Park Street
PURCHASERS WILL BUILD
Eight or Nine-Story Steel (Structure
to Be Erected in Near Future H.
M. Cake Bought Property in
1907 for $60,000.
A sale was made last week and closed
up yesterday by H. M. Cake to M. W.
Hunt and Eastern capitalists of the lot
60x100 feet at the northwest corner of
Park and Morrison streets. The consid
eration was $150,000. The sale was made
through the agency of Vanduyn & Wal
ton. It Is the intention of the Eastern
capitalists to erect a fine steel building
of eight or nine stories on this property
within a short time.
The fact-that Morrison street, upon its
opening, which is now assured, will be
the greatest thoroughfare from Twenty
first street to Mount Tabor, and that
Olds, Wortman & King will occupy the
Pennoyer block' within the next year has
caused the advance In values. It is con
fidently asserted by those Who are in
position to know that it will not be long
until the values on Morrison street will
closely approximate, if not exceed, those
on Washington street. Location of two
of the largest department stores of the
city on Morrison street, together with
the Portland Hotel, Postoftice and Cor
bett building, is bound to bring the prin
cipal part of the retail trade to that
street. Vanduyn & Walton have sold
another Morrison street property, particu
lars concerning which at the present time
they are not at liberty to divulge.
Ever since the construction of the block
to be.( occupied by Olds, Wortman & King
at Morrison, Alder. West Park and Tenth
has become an assured fact, realty hold
ings In the vicinity have been advancing
In value and hardly a piece in that lo
cality of the city has not been bid for by
both local and outside investors, at higher
figures than at any previous time. There
Is every reason to say that In the near
future every corner in the locality will
have been bought by capitalists that will
erect first-class buildings. All realty men
predict great things for Morrison street
in the next two or three years.
The sale, of which particulars are given
in the foregoing, is the second In impor
tance made for some months, and in some
respects is the most Important, as prom
ise is announced that the corner is to be
built upon with a modern structure of
possibly nine stories. Joseph M. Healy,
who bought the next corner from the
'.aelty Associates, announced at the time
that a skyscraper might occupy tho cor
eer before a gveat while. It is known
that other valuable locations in the vi
cinity are being negotiated for, and
within Cie next few weeks announcement
probably will be made of further pur
chases by intending builders.
II. M. Cake bought the corner Just sold
about 18 months ago for J60.000, and the
handsome advance in the valuation Is a
matter of little surprise to' those who
have been watching the trend of opera
tions along Morrison street.
I,EASE IS AGAIN TRANSFERRED
Ilibcrnia Savings Bank Probably
Mill Build at Second and Alder.
A deal was closed yesterday through
which the Hibernla Savings Bank took
over the W-year lease of the northeast
corner of Second and Alder streets from
H. R. Reynolds, which the latter recently
acquired from Frank Bollam and asso
ciates. The Bollam associates took a
lease at $1000 a month, and sold its in
terest to Mr. Reynolds for Jl"0,000. It was
said last ni?!ht by an official of the sav
ings bank that an advance of $12,500 was
paid for the transfer of the lease.
The same official said that tenants
would be given quarters in the building
after some alterations are completed, and
that the bank officials had under consid
eration the erection of a new building in
ths next two years, to give the bank am
ple accommodations for the proper eon
duct of its business. It is probable that
the nsw building will be erected at Sec
ond and Alder, an the lease of Its pres
ent site at Second and Washington will
expire in about two years.
Pr. Andrew C. Smith, president of the
Hibernla Savings Bank, said yesterday
that he considered tho Alder corner worth
JISO.ooo. which, at tho terms of the lease
of Jiooo a month, means about 6 per cent
"DRY" CAMPAIGN IS BEGUN
Clark County Anti-Saloon League
Talks Oor Situation.
VANWVER. "Wash., May 10. (Spe
cial. Forty delKates from different
part of Clark t'ounty mt this morn-
inic in the Method 1st Church to consider
the local -option question as it pertains
to this county. It was the consensus of
opinion of the- meeting that the fight
against the saloons should be taken up.
B. P. roty awl W J. Herwig, of the
state Anti-saloon Ieajeue, were present
and both poke, advising; what steps
should be taken for the campaign. State
Representative AV. W. Sparks. H. I
Fan-el and IXmald McMaster were ap
pointed a committee to draft a new con
stitution for the Clark County Local
BARBERS TO COMPROMISE
Spokane Cnion Htpos to Settle Wage
Dispute Without Strike.
SPOKANE. May 10. Tho union barhers
of this city did not strike this momins,
.as was expeced. Instead they have de
rided to remain at work, ponding an ef
fort to arranpe a compromise. New con
ference committees, uninstructed, are to
re named by the union and the master
barbers, and it is predicted they will be
empowered to effect a settlement of the
wage dispute without a strike.
TAC0MAN GETS METEORITE
H. G. Hcrold Has Been Offered
S500O for Heavenly Visitor.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 10. Special.)
After a controversy Instlng 17 months,
during which time he has Jealously
guarded from everyone all information
as to its location. Horace Q. Hcrold, of
this city, has been driven permission by
tha united btatca Oovernment to re
move from the Washington forest ' re
serve a huge meteorite, weighing 12 tons,
which he discovered in December, 1907.
It is supposed to b the biggest mete
orite in the world, the next largest be
ing in the possession of Professor Hogvy,
associate curator of the American Mu
seum. C. R. Pierce, of Portland, district law-
officer of the Forestry Service, mailed
Mr. Herold the notification yesterday.
Herold gives the dimensions of the
meteorite as four feet wide, eix feet
thick and ten feet long. The Smith
sonian Institution has made him an offer
of $5000. but he has refused it, because
he believes he can' get a larger price.
Horse Thief Suspect Caught.
COLFAX. Wash.. May 10. Sheriff
Carter tonight received word from
Pendleton that Joseph Hurd. wanted
here on a charge of having stolen three
horses from Steven Devenish. a Sprague
rancher, had been arrested there by
Sheriff Taylor. The Sheriffs 'office
was also notified this afternoon that
four valuable yearling colts had been
stolen from the pasture of R. J. Ether
lngton, an Oakesdale farmer, Friday
PORTO RIGANS TO BALK
TAFT PItOPOSES NEW FORM OF
President Says Delegates Deadlock
Legislature In Order to Force
Their Bills Through.
WASHINGTON, May 10. Important
changes in the government of Porto Rico
are proposed by President Taft In a spe
cial message sent to Congress today. He
asks that action be taken at the present
The President says the act creating
the present government of Porto Rico di
recting how the expenses of the govern
ment shall be met left some doubt
whether this is not the function of tho
executive council alone, but In practice
appropriations are passed by the whole
Legislature, which is composed of the
executive council and the house of dele
gates, and it is now too late to reverse
this construction. He then says that the
House has made a practice of holding up
appropriation bills till the last minute of
the session in order to compel the coun
cil to pass certain other legislation. He
calls this willingness to subvert the gov
ernment in order to secure the passage of
this legislation, which the fundamental
act left to the joint action of the Execu
tive Council and the House 06, Delegates
as the legislative assembly.
Tho House of Delegates, says the Pres
ident, proposes Itself to secure this leg
islation without respect to the opposition
of the Executive Council, 'or else to pull
down the government.'
The President goes on to"Say that too
much power was vested in the House
of Delegates. The island enjoys greater
prosperity and liberty under American
rule than ever before. If the people de
sire a change in the fundamental act this
Is a matter for Congressional considera
tion. Such a change, he says, should be
sought in an orderly way, and not
brought to the attention of Congress by
paralyzing the arm of the existing gov
ernment." Hence the island government
will be without financial support after
June 30. He recommends that the abso
lute power of appropriation should be ta
ken away from "those who have shown
themselves too Irresponsible to .enjoy
Tho President suggests to Congress the
wisdom of submitting to the appropriate
committee the questions of qualifying
some of the provisions of the fundamental
act as to the respective jurisdiction of
the Executive Council and the legislative
assembly. But no action of this kind, the
President says, should be begun until
the Foraker act is amended so that when
the legislative assembly shall adjourn
without making the legislative appropri
tion necessary to carry on the govern
ment, sums equal to the appropriations
made in the previous year for the re
spective years shall be available for the
current revenue and shall be drawn by
the warrant of the auditor to the treas-
tirer and countersigned by the Governor.
The President concludes:
The chancre recommended may not Im
mediately convince those controlling the
House of Delegates or trie mistake tney
liave made in the extremity to which they
have been willing to resort for political
purposes, but in the long run It will secure
more careful and responsible use of the
power they have.
There is not tne siignxesx eviaence mat
there has been on the part of the Govern
ment or any member of the Kxecutlve
Council a disposition to usurp authority or
to withhold approval of such legislation as
was for the best interests In the Island or
lack of sympathy with the best aspirations
of the Porto Rican people.
Strenuous opposition Dy toe Democracy
in the House prevented the reference of
the President's message recommending
certain legislation for Porto Rico to the
committee on ways and means. A mo
tion by Carrett of Tennessee, directing
the Speaker to appoint a committee on
insular affairs, which under ordinary
procedure would have charge of the sub
ject, disclosed that a quornm was not
present. Consequently the message will
lie on the Sneaker's table until Thursday.
In the Senate the message was re
ferred without discussion to the com
mittee on Porto Rico.
DAILY METEOROLOGICAL. REPORT.
rORTLAXD. May 10. Maximum tempera
ture. 53 degrees; minimum. 43 degrees.
Ttivor reading at R A. M., 7.2 feet; change
in last -4 hour. 0.2 foot fall. Total rain
fall. 6 P. M. to R P. M.. 0.15 Inch. Total
rainfall since September 1, 190S. 32.35
Inches; normal, 40.72 inches; deficiency. 8.37
Inches. Total sunshine. May 9, 2 hours 13
minutes; possible. 14 hours 48 minutes. Bft.
rometer (reduoad to sea level) at 5 P. M.,
PACIFIC COAST WEATHER.
Observations taken at O P. M., Pacific
time. May 10:
Pncntello . .
Portland . ,
Sacramento. . . . .
Walla Walla. .. .
4SI T. I
48 0.0S;i! w
53 0.12 4IW
60'O.OOU 41 W
Th condi t ions are favorable for showen
Tuenday in WBtern Oregon and Western
Washington and for generally fair weather
east of the Cascade Mountains .except in
Southeastern Idaho, where showers also
may be expected. Light fronts will occur
in the early morning; In "Eastern Oreg-on.
Ka 5 torn Washington and in Idaho except
in the southeast portion of the state.
FOR EC ATS.
Portland and vicinity Showers; westerly
Oregon and Washington Showers west,
fair east portion, with light frost in early
1 d ah o Fa !r. except showers southeast
portion; light frost west and north por
tions in early morning.
FRANCHISE OH GRILL
Blanket Privilege Discussed at
Albina Mass Meeting.
BOTH SIDES REPRESENTED
Dr. C. H. Chapman and Others As
sail Measure, Which Is Defended
by Councilman Vaughn Sen
timent of Audience Divided. .
For nearly three hours the merits and
defects of the street railway ''blanket"
franchise recently passed by the Coun
cil, and the proposed referendum on the
measure, were discussed at a mass meet
ing last night in North Albina. R. W.
Anderson presided. Dr. C. H. Chapman
spoke first, attacking the franchise, which
ne declared was a most iniquitous instru
ment, by which the interests of the peo
ple naa oeen betrayed. He asserted that
this franchise gives the street railway
company power to tax the neonla. of
Portland and compelled the people who
nang on to the straps to pay large divi
dends on . watered stock. Dr. Chapman
declared that the Councilmen who voted
for tho franchise had betrayed the peo
ple or tne city lor the benefit of the
street railway corporation. Dr. Chapman
saia tnat the city had no power to com
pel the company to give good car service.
Councilman W. T. Vaughn followed
with an argument to show that the in
terests of the city were fully protected
by the franchise, and remarked that he
had been unable to find out just what
the objection to the franchise was. He
repelled with some feeling the charge
of Dr. Chapman that the Councilmen who
voted for the franchise had betrayed the
people in behalf of the street railway
H. J. Parkinson came next and at
tacked the franchise on several grounds.
setting, forth that the interests of the
city were completely neglected by Its
provisions. Mr. Parkinson declared that
Mr. Josselyn was opposed to union labor
and had compelled the employes of the
company to form an organization with
Manager Fuller at its head.
After another reply from Mr. Vaughn,
Isaac Swett spoke with great force
against the franchise and in behalf of
the referendum. Mr. Vaughn spoke brief
ly, closing the debato for the evening.
The audience seemed divided and gave
each speaker equal applause.
MILK TOO THIN; DAIRY FINED
Vancouver Dairyman's Wares Fall to
Meet State Test for Fat.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 10. (Spe
cial.) Ernest Kelly, Deputy Dairy In
spector, took samples of milk this morn
ing from the wagons furnishing milk
to the city, and test of the same showed
the following per cent of butter fat:
B. M. Dillon, 4.2; J. C. Parrott. 4.2;
Hathaway & King. 4.1; W. B. Fletcher,
3.7; Moseley & Church. 8.7; Charles
Burllngame, 3.4; John Burke, 2.8.
As the state law demands that milk
shall test 3 per cent fat. and as the
milk taken from Burke's wagon was
only 2.S per cent, the latter was fined
$25 and costs.
MRS. SHAW GOING FURTHER
Boston Woman Said to Have Kan
OTt With Chauffeur to Move.
PASADENA, Cal., May 10. Mrs. Ket
tle E. Shaw, formerly of Boston, who,
it Is alleged came to California with
her husband's chauffeur, H. K. Marble,
taking- her 11-year-old son, Eldridge,
is still here. .
It is evident preparations are being:
made for a journey, but no one is ad
mitted to the house.
Xorthwestern People in New York.
NEJW YORK, May 10. (Special.) Peo
ple from the Pacific Northwest reg
istered at ew York hotels today as
From Portland I Pence, Mrs. Pence,
From AshlandJ. D. Gordon, Mrs. J.
X. Gordon, H. E. Gordon, Mrs, A. Cook,
at, the Grand Union.
From Seattle Mrs. W. T. Perkins, at
the Empire; C. A. Barron, at the Vic
toria: F. A. Tabor, Mrs. F. A. Tabor, at
City Hall on Campus, Maybe.
FOREST GROVE, Or.. May 10. (Spe
cial.) Although the City Council has
advertised for bids for the construc
tion of the new City Hall on Its present
site on Council street, it is possible
that it may yet be located on the col
lege campus, at the corner of College
Way and Pacific avenue. It is under
stood that the trustees are willling to
sell a plot on that portion of the cam
pus and that the offer was presented
to the city some months since.
Strikers Tie Up Plantation.
HONOLULU, May 10. Virtually all
work is at a standstill at the Honolulu
plantation, owing to cne strike of Japa
nese laborers, but there have been no dis
orders. Japanese employed on the Ewa
and Oahu plantations are holding meet
ings tonight to consider Joining in the
Voters Remove Last Obstacle.
EUGENa Or., May 10. (Special.) Lit
tle interest was shown in the special
city election today, held to decide wheth
cr or not the City of Eugene should con
demn a right of way- for the city power
plant canal through the Oscar Millican
place. The vote cast was 540 for, to 92
ss-ainst. This removes the last onetacle
'There's a Reason"
s 2Sr&. .L
The Switzerland of America.
15 Minutes From" Washington
In Portland's Best Residence Dis
trict, Overlooking City Park.
National Realty & Trust Co.
326 1-2 Wash. St.
Buy now before the United Rail
ways operate their new Mt. Cal
vary and Hillsboro carline.
Office open all day Sundays.
. ...... - l
$50 PER ACRE
$10 Down; $2.50. Per Month. No Interest
Phone your address. We will do , the rest
No phone information given
Main 1652 332 CHAMBER
to the city .'in Its work ol building the
power canal. - .
DIG 3,454,649 CUBIC YARDS
Commission Receives Report of April
Work on Panama Canal.
WASHINGTON, May 10. The total ex
cavation for April .on the Panama Canal
was 3,454,649 cubic yards, according to a
cablegram received today by the Isthmian
Canal Commission from Chief Engineer
Victim of Shooting Dies.
DENVER, May 10. Miss Sarah Nichols,
who three weeks ago was shot by John
Collins, father nt "vra ,.t- i ,i .
' - ' " i fiiuivJU, ivuc UL
ex-Governor Jesse McDonald, died today
of her wounds. She was the aunt of Mrs
McDonald.. Collins was believed insane
when he committed the crime. He ended
mo uu me immediately afterward.
Harvard Abolishes Basketball.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10. The Har
vard athletic committee voted tonight to
abol.sh basketball as one of the HfrVarS
sports. Laek of interg8t jn th
Idaho - Carey - Act - Lands
' : Snake River Valley Twin Falls .
Idaho Irrigation Company sProject
Engineering and Construction "Work by
J. G. White & Co., Incorporated.
50,000 Acres Will be Opened by Draw
ing, Under the Supervision of. tlie
Idaho State Land Board.
Shoshone, Idaho, June 8, '09
Registration WillOpen June 1
Closes June 7, 1909
IT WILL PAY YOU TO COME TO SHOSHONE,
- IDAHO, AND INVESTIGATE.
C. B. HURTT
Mgr. Land Sales Dept., Boise, Idaho.,
OF COMMERCE Home A 4770
an intercollegiate eport is understood to
be the reason. .
wintiintr Fifteen families have been
burned out In the Rush LAke, Saskatchewan
district, by a prairie lire, two children losing
tholr nvos ana otnors npmg pamy nunit-n
AUCTION SALES TODAY.
At Eaker's auction house. 152 Park st.. fur
niture, carpets, etc. Sale at 10 o'clock.
Baker- & Son, auctioneers.
vm.snv Mv in. to the wife of Roy Fol
son, of Gales, a daughter, the parents of
whom are the best-pleased couple In the
land, because it is a gin. ur. kj. j- .Largo
L. A. A. O. H. The members! of Division
Nos. 1 and 2. of the Ladles Auxiliary A. O.
H. are requested to meet at the residence of
our late state presiaem, eisier xiv.ry uiiuer,
evTiR ("lav street, at 8:30 o'clock. A. M.,
Wednesday, May 12, to attend the funeral Jn
a body. BUftliA a. vmijow, oi:reiij,
i". tteguiar meeting im v i u oa u hjS
-May, 11. 1S00. at 8 o'clock. Oddfellows' Tem
ple, uoiaen xvuia urnicr. ' L V. ,
E. E. SHARON. Scribe.
Th 24th annual meeting of the members
of the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society will be
held in the pariors ot mo abbwui.u V
ties Tuesday evening. May 18. at 8 o clock.
COST ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
! HOTEL OREGON !
Portland's New and Modern Hotel. Rates $1 per Day and Up I
WRIGHT-DICKINSON HOTEL. CO., Props. I
'Bos meets all trains.
C anti-ally Vmtmimi
J. F. DAVIE S, President
St. Charles Hotel
Front and Morrison. Portland, Or.
EUROPEAN PLAN ROOMS 50c TO $1.50
FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT IN CONNECTION
Paris St., between
Morrison, and Alder.
C. "W. CORNELIUS,
OREGON? COMMANDERT. JT.
1. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR Will
meet in their asylum Maaonlc
Temple today. Tuesday, May 11,
at 1 P. M. aharp. for the purpose of con
ducting the funeral of our late Sir Knight
O. O. Moen. Services at the Crematorium.
The Sir Knights aro requested to attend In
uniform. D. G. TOMASTNI.
A. A. S. RITES Meeting to
night, eoclal only. By rder
CORINTHIAN CHAPTER. NO. B
O. B. S. Regular communication this
, - 1 vamnic TemDle.
- 8 o'clock sharp. Degreea. OraVr W. M.
WASHINGTON LODGE. NO. 48.
A. F. AND A. M. Special om-
Qir? municauon inw 1'-r"J'.
-., .... vinltnrs welcome. Or-
t der V M.
J.' H. RICHMOND, Secretary.
TVANHOE LODGE. NO. 1, KNIGHTS OP
PTTHIAS Regular meeting tonight (Tues
daV) in their CaMle Hall. Uth and Alder
S'w.rlc ta the Esquire Rank Visitors in
v)tefl E. M. LANCE, K. R..J.
Visit us, matinee or nights, and see
something orisrinal outside and inside
the cozy playhouse.
PROGRAMME CHANGES TOMORROW.
Send In Tonr Baby's Picture.
Corner Vaushn a ad Twenty-fourth St.
MAY II, 12, 13, 14, 15. IS.
Games begrin weekdays 3:30 P. M.;
Sunday, 2:30 P. M.
Admission Bleachers, 25c; Grand
stand, 5uc; Boxes, 2oc extra. Children:
Bleachers, 10c; Grandstand, 35c
Ladles' Day Krtday.
Boys under 12 free to" bleachers
rOR TOURISTS and
Sperial rates mad
to famlllea and tn
icle Brent Ifmen. Toe.
management vfll be
pleased at all times
to show rooms and
crWe priee. A mod
.m Tarkl.h bath, es
tablishment in ths
H. C. BOWERS.
AND STARK STREETS
Fifth and Washington Sts.
In the heart of the business and shopping district.. The
most modern and up-to-date hotel in the Northwest.
Local and long-distance phones in every room. Rooms
with private bath, en suite and single. Large and
modernly equipped sample-rooms. ,
ELEGANT GRILL MUSIC
Rates $1 and up.
1RANK A. CLARK. Manager.
Seventh and Washington I
Phil. MsAschaa afc Sons, Prays.
C. O. DAVIE S, Sec. and Treas.
A Strictly First-Class and
Modern Hotel Containing 1 70
Rooms. Only American and
European Hotel in Portland.
XjOnc; Distance Vhones
In Every Rcom.
, free 'Bus Meets
Rates .American, 4:2.00 per day and up.
Rates European. $LOO per day and up.
Per month, single room and board.. S45 to
$65. accordinic to room. . Ifor two. s?a to
Board, without room $30 per month
ELEVENTH OFF WASHINGTON ST.
Beautiful Grill Room
American Rate to Kn.ra.lie
and European Oar Bus Meets All Trains
Sample Suites with Baths for Traveling Men.
"The House of "Welcome," Corner Park and Alder.
Portland's Bon Ton Transient Hotel. Headquarters
for the traveling public. ' European plan. Single,
$1.50 and up. Double, $2.00 and" up. Our free
omnibus meets all trains.
N. K. CLARKE,
Beatrice Kvrlyn Wilson
f Child Pianist v
May 13, 8:15 P. M.
Tickets on Sale at Box Office After 10 A. M.
Monday. May 10. Don't Forget the Date.
Wednesday, May 13, 8:15 P. M.
Phones Main 117; A 4221.
Empire Theater Co. (Inc Lessee. Geo L.
Baker. Gen. Manager. Tonight, all this
week, matinee Saturday. Baker Stock Co.
in Eleanor Kobson's great success
MERELY MARY ANN
Kvenlngs. 25c. 35c. 50c. Mats.. 15c, 25c
Next week "The Little Minister'.
LYRIC Theater, 7th and Alder
Phones A 1026. Main Prices. 10, 20, 30 o
Corner Seventh and Alder Streets.
WEEK OF MAT PTH.
The popular Lyric ytork Company in the
gr-at tmporancc drama .
"TEN NIGHTS IN A. BARROOM."
Every evening at 8:15; matmces Sundav,
Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday, it 2:15.
Special Children's Matinee Saturday
Next week "Thelma."
MAIN" is, A 1020. Matinee
Ex. Sundays and Holiday-
Week of Msy 10 Tho. II. Ince. In "Wise.
Mike"; BoHirja C'Rsselli; Minny South lO
People): Combs & tstone; Wells & Sells;
Baader-LaVelle Trio; Dorothy Drew; Or
THE GRAN D-VautJevillede Lax.
WEEK STABTIJiG MAY 10, 'OH.
Mr. and Mrs.
A WILD ROSE."
O rover A Richards,
Miller & Tempest.
The Variety Four.
Harry McDuflTee, ,
PANT ACES THEATER
Advanced "Vaudeville. Stars of All Nations.
MR. AND MRS. EDWARD H. LUCAS
The well-known English artirts. in "Scenes
from Dickens," with special scenery and
old English Furniture.
Matinees daily, 15e: two shows at night,
. 13c and 25c.
5S. . ft