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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY. MAY 13, 1909.
CITY TO CONDE
TRACT FOR PARK
Council Orders Proceedings to
Force Sale of Land Held by
Goss and Connell.
PRICE ASKED IS $400,000
Ordinance Is Passed That Will Save
Further Loss In Failure to Col
lect Liquor Licenses
COUNCII. WILL, MEET TODAY.
The City Council, will meet In ad
journed - session at 2 o'clock this
afternoon for the purpose of taking
some action to repair the garbage
crematory. A report by Superin
tendent Daggett, submitted to the
Council yesterday morning, states
that It Is absolutely necessary that
something be done at once. Coun
cilman Baker moved that the sub
pect be made the order of a special
session, and that definite action be
taken. The -ways and means com
mittee win visit the crematory at
10:30 o'clock this morning to make
a personal Inspection of the estab
lishment and compile a report to be
considered by the Council.
The City Council was notified yesterday
afternoon that Walter A. Goes. Sam Con
nell and perhaps other associates have
purchased the Montgomery tract of
ground lying north of the Steel Bridge
on the East Side, which is sought for
park purposes. These men refused an
offer of 100,00O and payment of the cost
of certain Improvements, tendered by the
Council, and have asserted that $400,000
is the least they could consider. Con
demnation proceedings by the City At
torney were ordered.
Councilman Beldlng attacked Messrs.
Goss and Connell by saying that he is
surprised that 'members of the Municipal
I-eague would attempt to hold up the
city on such a proposition -when members
of this league are always standing, for
all that is good and holy.
"I would suggest that the Council refer
this matter to the County Assessor." said
Mr. Holding. "It should go to him. so
that he may have the opportunity to
assess it at its actual value, if Mr. Goss
and Mr. Connell hold it so highly. Let's
ee If they want it assessed at J400.000.
As far as I am concerned, I will not
stand for this kind of a holdup game,
and believe the best thing to do is to
turn them down and let them keep the
Ordered to Regtn Suit.
Mr. Beldfngs remarks created a gen
eral laugh, and Mayor Lane and other
members of the Council remarked that
the suggestion to refer the price asked
to the Assessor is an excellent idea.
Councilman Menefee, however, wished
the Council to Instruct City Attorney
Kavanaugh to proceed with a condem
nation suit, and this was done. Mr. Men
efee has been working for a long time to
secure this property for a park, and
with the members of the committee on
parks and public property tendered the
amount previously authorized by the
Council, which was refused by Mr. Goss.
The Council passed an ordinance by
Councilman Rushlight, fixing the manner
in which restaurant liquor licenses shall
be secured from the City Auditor, cur
ing a defect In the former ordinance.
This act on the part of Mr. Rushlight
came as a surprise in the Council, as he
and other members formerly refused to
sign any applications for licensee. It was
said out of retaliation for the passage
of the Cellars anti-women-in-saloons law.
Councilman Cellars showed that the re
fusal of the Couneilmen to sign up for
restaurant liquor licensee for the past
quarter has cost the city $6000, as the
restaurants have been selling liquor as
usual without payment of a fee.
Object to nance Pavlllom
An ordinance introduced by Councilman
Pennett. calculated to bar a dancing pa
vilion from East Sixty-ninth and Belmont
streets, was held up because of objec
tion Interposed by Councilman Annand.
The- latter introduced and caused to be
passed three months ago an identical
ordinance for the same purpose affect
ing his own residence district on Port
land Heights. The people at Mount Ta
bor have remonstrated to the Council
against the presence of any such an in
stitution, but Mr. Annand said he wishes
to hear both sides before the vote is
taken on the ordinance in thie particular
Mr. Rushlight Introduced a resolution
calling upon the members of the street
committee to draft an ordinance to com
lel the Executive Board to demand com
petitive bids for all hard-surface streets
in future. It was referred to the com
mittee for action.
Mr. Rushlight's proposed ordinance,
ordering electric wires rlaced in- con
duits on Hawthorne and Union avenues,
was "killed" by a vote of 9 to 5.
LAW PROVES UNGRATEFUL
II. E. Painter Lands In Jail for Ar
resting Supposed Lunatic.
II. E. Palmer essayed the role of
peace officer yesterday afternoon in or
der to arrest K. A. Jewell on a charge of
Insanity, and now Palmer is in jail
along with Jewell. Both men are be
ing held until sober.
While In the queer mood that follows
a continued spree. Palmer was struck
by the idea that his associate had be
come mentally deranged. The two men
were walking peaceably down Wash
ington street when, at a point near
Third, Palmer suddenly pounced on
Jewell and told him he would have to
take him to the lock-up for Jielng craiy.
Jewell protested and a scuttle resulted.
Palmer finally became master of the
situation and forced the other to go
to the station. There he demanded of
Captain Bailey that the "lunatic" be
locked up. Being an expert on jag
ology. the officer saw the two men were
merely drunk and had them both placed
In the sobering-rooin.
FRIENDS AND FOES EQUAL
Sentiment Toward Franchise Refer
endum Divided on Ka-t Side.
Sentiment on the Peninsula concern
ing the referendum on the street rail
way franchise is about equally divided,
although it is contended by some that
t)i m1ority of the people are against
the referendum. However, this was not
apparent at the mass meeting Monday
night when the subject was debated for
three hours by Councilman Vaughn, for
the franchise, and Dr. C. H. Chapman.
H. R. Parkinson and Isaac Swett against
it. The result of that meeting appeared
Inconclusive, as the crowd seemed to en
Joy the hard licks the debaters gave
each other more , than the arguments
they made for or against the franchise.
In and around North Albina and Pied
mont the sentiment for the franchise ap
pears stronger than in other districts on
the Peninsula. R. G. Rand. who is
largely interested in the Lower Albina
property, is circulating one of the peti
tions for the referendum. In the Tenth
Ward about five miles of the new lines
are to be laid under the franchise. Three
lines are to te extended from Killings
worth r venue to the Swift packing plant,
and there are nearly two miles of exten
sions planned in the Irvlngton district.
Rose City Park is not much affected, if
at all, although the push club voted to
oppose the referendum. The proposed
extension of the Rose City carline will
be on the Sandy Road and is not under
the jurisdiction of the city.
At Sellwood there Is a short extension
to reach the grounds at the Golf Links,
where the streetcar company will erect
car barns and a clubhouse. Sentiment at
Sellwood seems favorable to the fran
chise. In Central East Portland and Al
bina, where no extensions are contem
plated the matter is receiving little at
tention. However, it is the general sen
timent that if the referendum is in
voked, as now seems probable, a special
election should be called to settle the
matter ac soon as possible. If the people
could be assured that there will be no
more delay in submitting the referendum
than possible it will get more support.
EPW0RTH1ANS TO MEET
ANNUAL CONVENTION WILL BE
HELD NEXT WEEK.
Portland District Chapters Hold As
sembly in Sellwood Church.
Portland IMBtrlct Epworth League
will hold its second annual convention
In the Sellwood Methodist Episcopal
Church, beginning- next Thursday night
and continuing- until the following Sun
day nisht. Delegations will be pres
ent from all of the churches in the
district, and a large number of visi
tors is also expected. There are 18
chapters in Portland and several in
the smaller towns down the river. There
are also a number of Junior League
chapters and two Intermediate chap
ters. The convention will open Thursday
night with a social evening in charge
of Sellwood chapter, when the dele
gates and visiting friends will take ad
vantage of the opportunity to become
acquainted or to renew "old acquaint
ances. Among the prominent speakers
on the programme are Charles W.
Smith, resident bisnop for Oregon; Rev.
Benjamin Young, r. D., pastor o fx the
First Methodist Episcopal Church of
Portland, and Professor Albert R.
Sweetser, of the University of Oregon
Sellwood chapter is preparing to en
tertain the delegates and visitors, who
will be here from Seaside, Astoria,
Rainier and other river points, as well
as those from the Portland chapters.
Lunch will be served at noon and night
for all who attend the sessions Friday,
Saturday and Sunday
Tha complete ptogramme follows:
Thursday night Social evening in charge
of Sellwood Chapter; address of welcome by
M. A. Marcy, of Sellwood Chapter; response
by V. H. Warren, district president.
Friday morning Devotional aervices; busi
ness x-bb1om; paper, "Attracting:," by I. W.
Larlmore, superintendent of First (Taylor
Street) Intermediate League; paper, "Saving "
by Ernest Smith, of Trinity Chapter; an
nouncement?. Friday afternoon Bible reading ; paper,
'Training," by Miss Irene Ray, of Sellwood
Chapter; "The Pacific Christian Advocate,"
by Or. D. L. Rader; the roll-call of chapters;
Friday evening Social session ;' address,
"The Making of a Man," by Rev. Benjamin
Young, . D., of the First Methodist Episco
pal Church, Portland. ,
Saturday morning Prayer service; business
session; reports of committees; -annual reports
district officer; general busineas; "The Ep
worth Herald." by Clyde Van Norman,, of
Grace Chapter; announcements.
Saturday afternoon Devotional ervlce and
Junior League rally, in charge of Mrs. Stella
H. Burt, district euperlntendent of the Junior
League; paper, "The Intermediate League,"
by Rev. I. A. Walters, E. D., of Patton
Church; business sese.on, election of officers;
Saturday evening Social session . and In
stallation of officers by Rev. W. B. Hollings
head, D. D., ' district superintendent; ad drees
by Bishop C. W. Smith. .
Sunday morning Sunday school ; sermon.
"The Highest New Testament Standard," by
Rev. L. C. Poor, pastor of Sellwood Church.
Sunday evening Administration of the sac
rament by V. B. Hollingshead. T. D., dis
trict superintendent; address. "Glogos." by
Professor A. R. Sweetser. of the University
of Oregon ; farewell service by Rev. L. C.
Poor, pastor of Pellwod Church.
MILWAUKIE TO BE CLEAN
Saturday May 15, Sot Apart as Day
for Scouring City.
MI LW AUK T Et Or.. May 12. (Special.)
At the regular meeting" of the City
Council last night Mayor Streib presiding,
it was decided to set apart next Satur
day, May 16, as a cleaning-up day in
Milwaukie. Mayor Streib will issue a
proclamation to all citizens to clean
up their premises and vacant land will
be cleared by school children. School
children and all .citizens who can give
the time will be asked to lend a hand
The ordinance granting B. Lee Paget
and his associates a $-year franchise
to construct a water plant east of the
Southern Pacific Railroad was read and
referred to a committee on water and
police to amend to protect the interests
of the city.
It was reported the lower room of the
City Hall was completed and bills were
ordered paid. The room was ordered
turned over to the Mothers' and Teach
ers Club of Milwaukie to be used as a
public library and reading room. A
number of the members of the club were
present and agreed to take charge of
the room and install a library.
The Tonseth Floral Company are now
located In their new store In the Marquam
building, 325 Morrison, with a display of
fine cut flowers, palms and ferns. Phone
Main 6102, A 1102.
WE HAVE MOVED
To 144-146 Fourth, opposite' Honeyman
Hardware Co. We have no connection
with any other stores. Goodyear Shoe
k Lived 152 Yun.
Wm. Parr EnKland's oldest man
married the third time at 120, worked
in the fields till 132 and lived SO vears
longer. People should be youthful at SO.
James 'Wright, of Spurlock, Ky., shows
how to remain young. "I feel just like
a 16-year-old boy," he writes, "after tak
ing six bottles of Electric Bitters. For
thirty years Kidney trouble made life a
burden, but the first bottle of this won
derful medicine convinced me I had found
the greatest cure on earth." They're a
podsend to weak, sickly, rundown or old
people. Try them. 60c at all druggists.
FINE IS REFUNDED
Council Overrides Veto of
ONLY THREE SUPPORT HIM
Penalty of $3640 Levied Against
Pacific Bridge Company by Ex
ecutive Board for Delinquen
cy Is to Be ' Returned.
With, only three dissenting votes, the
City Council, at its meeting yesterday
morning", refunded to the Pacific Bridge
Company $3640, levied by the Executive
Board as a fine for delinquency on the
East Morrison-street fill from East
Seventh to East Ninth streets. The
matter came up for consideration on
the veto of Mayor Lane, who set forth
In a somewhat lengthy message that,
in his opinion, the Council has no legal
right to reimburse the company.
After the reading of the veto mes
sage, a letter from Manager George
W. Simons, of the Pacific Bridge Com
pany, was heard. It set forth the mat
ter from the company's standpoint, alleging-
that all possible haste was made
in the completion of the fill, and inti
mating that personal feeling on the
part of the Mayor and members of the
street committee 4 of the Executive
Board entered into the action.
Mayor Lane defended the action of
the Executive Board In levying the
fine. He declared that the company
never intended to abide by the terms
of its contract with the city as shown
by the fact that it entered into an
agreement with a private individual,
representing the Hawthorne estate, not
to begin work on the fill in question
for one year from the date of award
ing the contract. This part was ad
mitted by the company, in the letter
sent in by Mr. Simons. The Mayor al
leged bad faith on the part of the com
pany, and said that it did no work on
the East Side fills worth mentioning
until the city awarded to it about $250.
000 worth of contracts, after which it
secured in the East an elaborate plant
and in time began making the fills.
The Mayor said that one of his chief
objections to the whole affair is that,
the time of making the fill, as speci
fied in the contract, was but 60 days,
and that this was so short that it shut
out all competitors, as the Bridge Com
pany was supposedly the only concern
wliich could make a large fill so quick
ly. The decayed condition of the old
bridge across the gulch, over which
the streetcars then ran, was so bad,
said the Mayor, that it was desired to
have the fill completed at an early date;
but, after all, it was two years after
the date upon which the contract was
awarded that it was finished, and the
fine was accordingly levied.
Cpuncllman Baker accused Mayor
Lane of venting personal spite on the
company. In reply to a declaration by
the Mayor, after passage of the ordi
nance over his veto, that "this will
come home to roost on you gentlemen."
The Mayor said that, by undoing the
work of the Executive Board, the Coun
cil thus makes impossible enforcement
of the contracts of the city on all street
work, and that there is no use In fix
ing any time for completion of work.
REPLIES TO VETO MESSAGE
Manager Simons Defends Work of
Pacific Bridge Company.
The letter by Manager Simons, of the
Pacific Bridge Company. Is the first of
the kind ever submitted to the Council
during Mayor Lane's term of office. It
is a direct reply to the Mayor's veto
message, which was published last Sun
day, and Is as follows:
To the Honorable City Council, Portland.
Or.: We respectfully request your honorable
body to consider the following statement
concerning the veto of ordinance No. 19 331
which will be up for your consideration
May 12, 1909.
Immediately after the letting of the
contract to nil Bast Morrison street from
East Seventh street to East Ninth street,
we were notified verbally' by a represen
tative of .the Hawthorne estate not to pro
ceed with the filling until some arrange
men had been made by the city authorities
to take care of the water of Asylum Creek.
This notice was later reduced to writing,
and a copy of their letter Is herewith at
tached. The damage resulting from th-a
damming of the slough might have been
serious and we could not possibly have, as
sumed it. Finally, after waiting for the
city to adjust this matter, the City En
gineer's Department was induced to put In
a temporary culvert under the fill to en
able ua to proceed with the work. This
culvert was not installed until September,
190R. and although we began work in an
ticipation of Its completion, we could not
proceed as rapidly as would otherwise have
The veto message seems to give the im
pression that the public was seriously in
convenienced by the delay, but this was
not the case, since the bridge was open
continuously to all travel until August 1,
1908. The railway company was anxious
that no work be begun until the fill on
Bolmont street, between East Ninth and
East Tenth streets had progressed so that
their tracks would occupy thaf street while
our contract was In progress.
The East Portland Mill & Fixture Co.
was equally anxious to complete- several
house-finishing contracts, as it was plain
that dumping large quantities of material
in lob-lolly that compose the bottom of
the slough would move the piles upon
which the mill machinery and dry kiln
posted and wreck the entire plant. In fact,
they were serious about being held up
and applied for an injunction to restrain
the improvement from being made, and
had It not been for tho prompt action In
the City Attorney's office the improvement
might have been held up until thJs time.
As further proof that the parties Inter
ested In the improvement did not suffer
any inconvenience by reason of the delay in
finishing our contract your attention Is
respectfully directed to a petition on file
with the City Auditor, the same being
signed by all of the property assessed for
the Improvement requesting that the ex
tension of time be granted, as they had
suffered no injury or Inconvenience through
It should be born in mind that wa were
not idle during any of the time for which
we were penalised on this contract, but
were engaged making other street fills in
The records In the City Hall will show
that during the whole tinra from Decem
ber 2. 1905, until April 1, 1909. that we
h ave averaged 714.8 cubic yard a of ma
terial placed In the city fills each work
ing day, rain or shine.
For the past year since the completion
of our dredging and filling plant, the con
struction of which was delayed about one
year, through no fault of ours, we have
averaged over 1000 cubic yards for each
It can easily be shown that no attention
was given by any one in authority to the
time specified for the completion of these
fills. The time given on East Morrison
street was the sam3 as would have been
given had It been a solid street requiring
to be macadamized only, which would in
volve the handling of about a hundredth
part of the material this contract required.
Since some attention has been given to
the time allowances on contracts for simply
macadamizing similar lengths of streets,
90 days, and even 120 days have been al
lowed. The claim In the veto message, that other
contractors would have bid had they known
the time would be exceeded, Is not borne
out by the facts. Contracts allowing from
one year to 16 months have since been ad
vertised as many as seven times, and
finally awarded to us without competition.
We wish to state that whenever this
company has been consulted as to the fix
ing of time prior to the advertising for
bids we have always insisted upon a longer
time than was finally specified. If the
Mayor ' desires to attract competition, why
has he ben unwilling to fix a longer time,
when requested to do so. There is an ex
ception in one of our contracts where the
time for the improvement of East Alder
street was fixed at 12 months, and our
contract for the improvement of that street
was completed four or five months ahead of
time. This also applies to all of our hard
surface contracts for 1908. The records will
show that we finished the year's work 311
days ahead of the time specified in the con
tracts. It should not be forgotten in this con
nection that street fills have been made
by other contractors, involving about one
half of the material required to improve
East Morrison street, and in no case have
they been completed in less time that the
East Morrison street improvement; hence
there is no possible ground for the belief
that the fill could have been made earlier
by any other agency, even had the city
been ready to have the work done, and the
records will show that they were not.
We fully agree with the Mayor that all
contractors should be treated alike, and bg
to call attention to the "lesser delinquents"
whom the Mayor states have been harshly
treated. Fines have been assessed by the
present Executive Board running from .4
of 1 per cent to 3.7 per cent of the amount
of the contract: this fine, however ( 5 36 40
is about 18 per cent of th-a contract.
Further comment is unnecessary.
The veto message seeks to convey the im
pression to your honorable body that this
ordinanos reimburses us at the expense of
the general fund, while as a matter of fact.
It simply gives us the amount earned and
which has been paid by the property-owners
without any protest whatever, and the
city can have no Just or equitable claim
for this amount.
In conclusion we earnestly call attention
to th-a extensive and efficient plant that
has been provided for performing Improve
ments such as East Morrison street fill
at a reasonabl-e cost to the property bene
fited, and which we claim would be a
credit to any city.
We believe that fair consideration will
be accorded us Instead of persecution.
(Signed.) GEO. W. SIMONS.
RICE DEALER INDICTED
LABEL USED BY SOL H. HARRIS
Grand Jury Charges That Product Is
Said to Have Come From Japan
When Grown Elsewhere.
Sol H. Harris, manager of the Louisi
ana Rice Milling Company, was indict
ed on two counts by the grand jury
yesterday afternoon for having sold
rice under a misleading name. The
brand on the sacks read "Imported Jap
anese Rice," according to the indict
ment. That the cereal was Imported Is
not denied, neither is the point raised
that It was not rice, but that it was
grown in Japan Is alleged to be false.
Harris sold a sack of this rice to a
Mrs. Hudson on April 30; it is alleged,
and another to M. J. Malley, a local
grocer, on May 4. J. W. Bailey and T.
P. Keeney were examined as witnesses
by the grand jury.
Three other indictments were re
turned to Presiding Judge Bronaugh,
of the Circuit Court, yesterday after
noon. Otto Hartman is accused of hav
ing stolen a lady's watch, a coat, razor
and looking-glass from the home of
William Williams on May 9. Tony Pat
rlco is charged with having held up and
robbed J. P. Dow of $7.50, a go4d watch
and a gold shirt stud, on May 2.
C. E. Yank, Bert Ward and Dan O'Day
stole $3.05 from Hardi Singh on April
21, according to an Indictment returned
RIPPEY FOCXD NOT INSANE
Released After 1 9 Days in Crystal
Justice of the Peace Bell released
George C. RIppey from the Orystal
Springs Sanatorium, near Mount Tabor,
yesterday morning, the man having been
held there for 19 days. Frank Palmer
had sworn out a writ of habeas corpus
for his friend, .returnable before Presiding
Circuit Judge Bronaugh Tuesday after
noon. At that time Dr. R. L. Gillespie
appeared In court with the statement that
the man was suffering from an attack of
alcoholic pneumonia. He was ordered to
produce the man yesterday morning.
When Rippey was brought into court,
Judge Bronaugh referred the question of
the man's insanity to Justice of the Peace
Bell, Judge .Webster being out of the city.
Dr. R. J. Marsh took the wltness-etand
to tell of Rippey's condition. He said
the man la not mentally unbalanced, and
had only a slight fever.
Mrs. E. A. Stanchfield. Rippey's mother,
brought about his commitment to the
sanatorium. Rippey admits he had been
drinking when committed. But once
there, he says, he was unable to escape,
and only came Into communication with
the outside world by smuggling a letter
to his friend Palmer. Mr. Rippey de
clares he wrote 19 letters to friends, and
the hospital authorities suppressed them
CRIMINAL CASES IN COURT
Four Culprits Plead Not Guilty; 'One
Will Admit Guilt.
Addle Cox and Bessie Williams, colored,
Frederick Von Palkenstein and Isaac
Dangerfield pleaded not guilty before
Presiding Jude Bronaugh in the Circuit
Court yesterday afternoon. The women
are accused of having stolen $20 from
George Brown. Dangerfield is said to
have , stabbed Sim Reynolds and Voh
Falkenstein had such a love for books
that he is alleged to have stolen $50
worth from Hyland's bookstore.
W. Smith's attorney announced that he
will plead guilty to having uttered a
forged check for $22 if the court will
place him on parble. He was working
for H. Wolf & Sons at the time he
passed the check. He says he has been
in Portland for four years, and resorted
to forgery to obtain liquor, having fallen
in with bad associates. Judge Bronaugh
continued this case until - today.
W. B. HOLMAN WANTS DAMAGES
Demands $2000 From Detectives for
Thomas Coleman ind John H. PrfcV
city detectives, are being sued in the
Circuit Court for $3000 damages, for the
alleged false arrest of W. B. Holman.
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The complaint was filed in the Circuit
Court yesterday by Attorney Glenn O.
Holman and Watson & Beekman. At
torney Holman, who is a brother of the
plaintiff, says trat the arrest was made
on Saturday, April-3, and that his rela
tive was kept in a vermin-infested cell
at the city prison until Monday morning.
He also says his brother was denied bail,
and that no charge was brought against
him, the arrest being made merely on
Glenn O. Holman says the only excuse
the police have for the arrest is that W.
B. Holman took part in a poker game at
St. John months ago, won $600, and was
accused by a player of having fleeced
him. Holman is now living in McMinn
ville. He was a clerk at the House of
Representatives during the last session of
ADMINISTRATOR BRINGS SUIT
Title to Interest in Property Near
Oregon City Is in Question.
Alleging that Hartman & Thompson
are about to plat and place on the mar
ket real estate near Oregon City in
which the late John El Lombard held an
eighth interest, Plowden Stott, adminis
trator of the estate, has brought suit in
the Circuit Court to have the property
held subject to an order of the County
Court. The entire tract- is said to be
worth about $40,000.
Lombard died in New York, in March,
1903. Stott was appointed administrator
last September. He says the claims
against the estate amount to $6010. Lom
bard gave to J. L. Hartman, on October
16, 1S90, a deed to his part of the prop
erty, "in order that Hartman might hold
it as trustee, it is alleged. Hartman
deeded it to E.- L. Thompson, his part
ner, and a quit claim deed was obtained
from J. P. Lombard, the only heir, for
Bench Warrant Issued for Witness.
Intimations that Arthur Schroeder, said
to be an important witness in the suit
of Robert T. Stewart against the Port
land Railway, Light & Power Company,
had been tampered with, were made by
counsel before Judge Gatens yesterday.
The court ordered the case continued un
til this morning at 9 o'clock, a bench
warrant for Schroeder being in the hands
of the Sheriff. Stewart is suing the
railway company for $5000 damages be
cause a Sunnyslde car crashed into the
rear of his furniture van at East Mor
rison and Thirteenth streets. He says
that Schroeder was standing on the cor
ner waiting for the car at the time
of the accident.
Sue Bondsmen of Alleged Embezzler.
With the assertion that Don Carlos
Stratton, employed by the O. R. & N.
Company as freight claim adjuster at
Portland, embezzled $2500, the National
Surety ' Company lias brought suit
against S. H. Harris. Frederick
Kruger. M. Barde and William N. Dan
iels in the Circuit Court to recover
$1000 on an indemnitors bond The
surety company alleges that it was
compelled to pay the railroad company
this amount last September, the em
bezzlement having occurred a year ago
last month. '
May Acquire Tax Title.
Unless F. W. Patton pays the $6.30
taxes on 20 acres of land within 60
days, George Wetherby will acquire a
tax title to the property. It is des
cribed as the north half of the south
west quarter of the southwest quarter
of section 36, township 1, north of
X; r- . X
THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME
Six rooms, hall and bath strictly modern, private water supply, private sewers; eight lots 50
by 132V- Take Oregon City car to Oak Grove station you can't miss it. Price, $6000 cash.
CHAPIN & HERLOW, 332 Chamber of Commerce
Tfe Addition That's All "0 K'
E. H. Wemme, President and Manager
FORGOT TO TELL YOU
IN ABOVE AD. HOW TO GET TO OVERLOOK.
Take Mississippi, Union or Williams avenue cars and
transfer at Russell and Shaver. Fifteen minutes from
Washington and Second.
range 4. east of Willamette meridian.
P. A. Marquam paid the tax in 1908
and sold the certificate to Wetherby.
ENTIRE COUNTRY GAINING
Building Output for April Increases
"-4 7 Ier Cent.
According to compilations made from
official sources by the American Con
tractor, Chicago, building operations in
the United States for April rose to the
enormous total of $71,326,417, as against
548,288,050 In April, 1908. The gain this
year over last js shown to be 47 per cent,
Portland figures In the report with a gain
of 68 per cent, and other Coast cities all
show handsome gains. There are only
seven cities In the country that show de
creases, Denver, Indianapolis, New Or
When ft woman speaks ot her
silent secret suffering she
trusts yon. Millions have be
stowed this mark of confi
dence on Dr. R. V. Pierce,
of Buffalo, N. Y. Every
where there are women who
bear witness to the wonder
working, curing-power of Dr.
Pieroe's Favorite Prescription
which saves the suffering sex
from pain, and successfully
grapples with woman's weak
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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
HAS THEM ALL BEATEN
HAS THE LOCATION
HAS THE QUALITY
HAS THE ELEVATION
HAS THE RIVER VIEW
HAS THE CITY VIEW
HAS THE MOUNTAIN AND HEIGHTS VIEW,
CAR SERVICE, BULL RUN WATER, CEMENT
WALKS and GRADED STREETS.
View in daytime charming view at night enchant
ing. The city with myriads of electric lights and
hundreds of illuminated cars crossing the bridges,
and the river full of, craft .and large boats is a
picture that no artist can do justice to. It's
WORTH WHILE LIVING IN OVERLOOK
Prices Right Terms Dead Easy
Agents on Property Daily
OFFICE 207 BURNSIDE STREET
leans, and South Send, Ind., being the
The greatest gain was made by Okla
homa City, with 294 per cent, on a total
of only $396,000 this year. Portland, with
a total of $1,650,295, comes in line with
such cities as Baltimore, Cleveland, De
troit. Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minne
apolis and Newark, exceeding in total
most of those named. For the first four
months the total cost of buildings for
which permits were issued was estimated
at $238,933,299. against $126,032,976 In 1908,
showing a gain this year of 90 per cent.
Linn Crops Soaked.
ALBANY, Or., May 12. (Special.) A
total of .52 of an inch of rain has fallen
here in the past three days, and all
Spring-sown crops are ' Improving as a
consequence. This rainfall has relieved
materially the urgent need for moisture
on the farms of this part of the state.
Honored by Women
H i r iiimi.iii ii r m
nesses and stubborn tits.
IT MAKES WEAK WOflEN STRONO
IT ilAKES SICK WOMEN WELL,
No woman's appeal was ever misdirected or her con.
fidence misplaced when she wrote for advice, to
the World's Dispensary Mbdical Association, Dr.
R. V. Pierce, President, Buffalo, N. Y.
tat Pellets induct mild natural towel movement once a day.