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THE MORXIXG OREGOXIAy, WEDXESDAT. FEBRT7ART 9. 1910,
TEST OF HIGH STEP
CARS IS ORDERED
Women With Grievances to
Have Opportunity to Try
MEN ALSO ARE INVITED
Space Required for Motors on Large
Cars Makes Problem Difficult.
Check of St. John Service
Every woman in Portland having a
grievance against the steps maintained
on the ears operated by the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company, is
invited by Mayor Simon's special Council
committee to meet at the Savior-street
barn at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb
ruary 22. At that time. Superintendent
Franklin will have cars, equipped with
the various kinds of steps m vogue, and
the women will be asked to -try all of
them and see whether some decision can
be reached as to the best type.
Men also are asked to attend, but as
the women have Inaugurated the fight
for lower steps, the invitation is to them
especially. Chairman Lombard, of the
committee, la of the opinion that little
can he done. He stated at the outset
that he regarded the contention as one
having little merit. He virtually re
peated this declaration at yesterday's
Besslon of the committee, but agreed
readily enough to Councilman' Ellis' sug
gestion that a test of the various kinds
of steps be made in an effort to solve
Large Cars Have HLgh Steps.
Mr. Franklin said to the committee
that the company wanted to do its best
to please its patrons, but he thought
that this step question was one that
would be difficult to answer. He doubted
whether It could be settled unless smaller
cars were used, owing to the large space
required on the larger types for motors.
It Is because of this equipment that It is
so difficult to place the steps lower. It
Is only on the large cars that there is
However, the women, led by Mrs. Nina
Iarowe. have begun a determined cam
paign, and declare they never will quit
until they have secured lower steps.
They assert that the high step is a
menace to health. aa well as a great In
convenience. The Portland Woman's
Club and the Monday Musical Club have
passed resolutions favoring lower steps
and indorsing the general movement In
A packet of IS letters, written by va
rious well-known women of this city and
suburbs to Mrs. Larowe, was read to
the committee yesterday. These were
published last week In The Oregonlan,
and constitute a loud complaint against
the present high steps on the large cars.
After , a long discussion. It was de
cided that it would be wise to have a
demonstration as to steps and to invite
every one interested to be present. The
car company will utilize the Intervening
time In preparing for the event, and it Is
the wish of the members of the commit
tee that all having a grievance against
the steps be there to help out in the
problem by suggestions and by actual
Wis of the steps that will be exhibited
on the cars at the carbarns.
Transfers Are Curtailed.
Mr. Franklin replied in writing to sev
eral complaints that had been made to
the committee and referred to him for
consideration. The committee recom
mended that the company issue no trans
fers to east-bound passengers to the
Mount Scott and Sellwood cars on Wav-erly-Rlchmond
cars between the hours of 4:30 and 6:30
P. M.; so as to avoid the overcrowding
of these last-named cars by persons who
want to get to the Mount Scott or Sell
wood districts. A complaint of this na
ture had been made by people living on
the other lines. The company will adopt
the recommendation at once.
The committee also recommended the
instruction of a shelter at Sixth and
Irving streets, for persons who take the
cars from the ITnion Depot, and the com
pany Immediately will build one.
Mr. Franklin replied at considerable
length to the complaint of the Mount
Scott Improvement Club, which was one
of the most bitter of ail those received
by the committee. He promised a double
track for that district, but pointed out
that it takes time to make such exten
sive improvements as contcmpluted bv
his company, and called attention to the
expenditure to be made by the corpora
tion represented by himself for better
ments this year. He declared that it will
require an outlay of $3,000,000. of which
Sl.OPO.ono will be for street improvements.
He denied that any officer of the car
company had ever threatened to tear up
the Mount Scott track and abandon its
use unless complaints ceased, and said
that he never had heard of such a thing
before receiving the letter from the club.
Relative to the complaint of overcrowded
cars on that line, he said that two extra
cars had been ordered placed on the
line for the rush hours, but he held that
a 15-minute service was sufficient
through the day, as the company oper
ates trains of two cars each and not
St. John Complaints Justified.
Several complaints of slack attention
.by conductors and motormen on the St.
John cars were made, and Mr. Franklin
replied that he had caused a "check" to
be made and found the complaints justi
fied, and had "acted accordingly." He
was unwilling, however, to concede that
the wrecking service there was worse
than anywhere else, as has been alleged.
He declared that the equipment was
equal to that of any city, and that the
men were as capable.
Answering questions by the members
of the committee as to what cars will
be heated next Winter. Mr. Franklin
siihmitted a list. Including Woodstock.
Montavilla, Vancouver, St. John. Rose
City Park. Alberta, Woodlawn and Port
The special committee of the Council
Is haviug many complaints as to the
sen-ice. but many of them are more or
less general and some even trivial. The
next session will be at 2 o'clock Tuesday,
ADVENTISTS TO CONVENE
Ten Iays Meeting to Begin Tomor
row in Portland.
Delegates are arriving for the North
Pacific Union Conference of the Sev
enth Day Adventisis, which convenes
tomorrow at 10 A. m. in the Central
Church at East Eleventh and East Ev
erett streets The -executive commit
tee will be in session until the con
ference meetings begin and the confer
ence proper will last 10 days, sessions
being held each forenoon, afternoon
The conference sessions will be pre
sided over by Elder C. W. Flaig, presi
dent of. the union. Prominent men
from the entire union, embracing Ore
gon. Washington, Idaho and Montana,
will be present.
The presidents of the local confer
ences are. F. S. bunch, Oregon: S. W.
Willis, Washington; G. E Langdon,
Upper Columbia; J. C. Foster, Mon
tana, and J. I Williamson. Idaho.
Among others holding leading posi
tions In the denomination who will be
present is Elder J. H. Evans, of Wash
ington, D. C. Elder Evans will go soon
to the Orient to take charge of the
interests of the denomination there.
The educational department will be
presided over by Professor M. E.
Cady, president of Walla Walla Col
lege, and educational secretary of the
Northwest. Elder A. J. Breed will pre
side over the meetings of the religious
liberty department. A. J. S. Bordeau.
secretary of the home missionary de
partment of the general conference,
will also be present. H. H. Hall will
represent the Pacific Press Publishing
I. ate Mrs. Sarah Dixon Shaver,
Who Will Be Laid to Rest Today.
Company, of Mountain View, Cel. This
house devotes its entire energy to pub
lishing the denominational literature.
Officers will be elected at the session.
LENT PASTORAL ISSUED
BISHOP SCADDING URGES AB
STIXEXCE DURING. PERIOD.
Prelate Appeals to Flock to Fast
and Avoid Worldly Amusements '
Biehop Scadding, of the Episcopal
Church, has just Issued a Lent pastoral
to the clergy and laity of the Diocese of
Oregon. Today is Ash Wednesday and
the beginning of Lent.
The pastoral follows:
It has been objected that a-strict observ
ance of Lent secularizes the remainder of
the year. The same argument would lead
to the abolition of Sunday. As only those
-who rightly observe the Ird's day, sanctify
the -whole week, so those who make the
best use of Lent find it most possible to
enter with sympathetic appreciation into the
lessons of the festivals of the church and to
live with constant self-restraint during the
remainder of the year.
To get the best results from Lent we must
remember the purpose of the time and the
services which are appropriate thereto. The
purpose Is to draw into close communion
with God, and the means are penitence and
self-denial. We can only hope to approach
near unto God if our hearts are right with.
God. and it is penitence which cleanses
them and makes them ready for him.
As Pin has been the only means of separa
tion between God and man, so only by the
removal of sin can we get back what man
had lost, the sense of communion, the power
to love and the strength to do. As "God
so loved the world that he gave his only
begotten Son" for the redemption of man,
our part In the removal of sin comes in the
life of penitence. To this we are called.
-Repent ye." and the church sets apart 40
days now for this particular work. I call
upon the church people of this diocese to
use all diligence in the perfecting of re
pentance. Let all abstain from worldly amusements
use the time thus gained for self-examination,
meditation, more frequent and earnest
prayer; confess your sins; do some real fast
ing and abstjnence and do not talk about
It ; make some one act of self-denial con
stant during the whole time. Do it all as
unto the Lord and not unto men; with hu
mility and meekness, with teachableness of
spirit and loyalty to the church.
The result of such observance should be a
growth in grace, marked by restraint in the
regulation of Jlfe. by greater sympathy and
consideration for i others, more zeal for
Christ and his church, and an Increased
sense both of spiritual power and com
munion with God.
'.Tommendlng you to God and the power
of his might, T assure you of my constant
prayers and send you my blessing as we
approach once more the days of trial.
Faithfully, your bishop and friend.
"DRY" DEBATE DARE TAKEN
German - Speaking Societies Accept
Challenge of Prohibitionists.
The Consolidation of the German
Speaking Societies of Oregron will ac
cept the challenge to a debate sent to
the president by J. P. Newell, of the
Prohibition party. Prohibition will be
the suuject of the debate. At the meeting-
of delegates Monday evening in the
hall of the German Relief Society, at
Eleventh and Morrison streets, the
president. Otto Kleemann, was em
powered to accept the challenge to de
bate with the prohibitionists in any
form he deems just and proper, the
terms of the debate to be left to his
Committees were appointed to plan
a mass meeting, to be held the middle
of next monlh.
After a eulogy of Alvln Knapp, of
Oregon City. delivered bv Guitav
ichnoerr, resolutions of condolen
BODY LAID TO REST
Mrs. Sarah Dixon Shaver Is
to Be Buried Today.
PIONEER 64 YEARS OLD
Born, in Indiana, Woman Crossed
Plains in Early Dajs She Mar
ried George W. Shaver, Born
in Kentucky in 1832.
aaran Dixon Shaver, a well-knowrt
Oregon pioneer and wife of the late
George AV. Shaver died Monday after
noon at her home, 348 Crosby street. The
funeral will be held! today at 10:30 A.
M. from the residence. rr. T. L. Eliot
will officiate and the burial will be in
the Riverview Cemetery.
Mrs. Shaver was the daughter of James
and Susan Dixon. She was bora in
Indiana. Augum SO. 1S36. and was one of
a family of 13 children, only four of
whom now survive.
Wames Dixon, her father, was born in
Ovid. Seneca County, New York, in 1803.
In 1816 he moved with his father to
Indiana and for several years' rafted
lumber on the Alleghany River. On April
6. 1824. he waa married to Susan Copple,
who was born in Clark County, Indiana
November 17, 1808. They settled on a
farm in Shelby County, Indiana, on the
Blue River, where they lived for 20 years,
then moving to Andrew County. Missouri,
where they lived for eight years. And
from there he crossed the plains, in 1S31,
with his wife and three of his oldest
children, arriving in Portland in Novem
ber of that year.
Thomas, one of .the brothers of Mrs.
Shaver, was killed in the Bannock war in
1879, near Stein Mountain.
On February 2. 1S54. Sarah Dixon was
married to George W. Shaver, another
pioneer who crossed the plains in 1S51,
after leaving Kentucky, where he was
born March 2. 1832.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaver settled In Marion
County among the Waldo Hills. In I860
they moved, with their family, to Port
land and settled on the East Side of the
river, where what is now konwn as
Elizabeth Irving. Addition, and where
the old homestead still stands, between
Crosby and Larabee streets and Cherry
and Broadway. Here six children were
born unto Mr. and Mrs. Shaver, making a
family of ten children. Seven of the
children are living, four sons and three
daughters, as follows: .James W., George
M-. Delmar and Lincoln; and Mary Alice,
wife of H. Wittenberg; Suean, wife of
Albert Heintz, and Pearl, wife of George
"COP" SLUMBERS ON BEAT
Alarm Clock Falls to Give Warning
of Approach of Sergeant.
Chief of Police Cox suspended Patrol
man B. R. Evert yesterday morning, after
the patrolman had been found asleep in
the office of a Sunnyside woodyard at a
time when he should have been covering
his beat. A feature of the finding of
Evert sa that he had an alarm clock
to awaken him at the regular hourly in
terval at which he should have reported.
Evert was found by Sergeant Joe Keller
of the second night relief at 3:30 o'clock
yesterday morning. When the Sergeant
tried to get into the office he found the
door locked. He notified Captain Baty,
who hastened to the scene In the
police automobile, and the two officers
awakened the patrolman. In view of the
recent rigid orders regarding discipline
and attention to duty issued by Chief Cox,
it is believed that Evert will reeeive
Evert's case is the second in the his
tory of the Portland Police Department
In which a patrolman used an alarm clock
to enable him to sleep on his beat and
report to the police station at proper in
tervale. L. C. Fones, the son of Patrol
man J. P. Fones, was caught by Captain
Baty, then a sergeant, three years ago.
Fones was dismissed.
. - . i uvuuuicnce I
were passed and ordered sent to Mr.
Knapp's family. '
ine conimm.ee appointed to prepare
circulars mas granted further time to
procure statistics. Theo. Welbel re
ported on the encouraging growth of
the organization in Washington and
particularly at Tacoma. Twenty so
cieties in Oregon were represented at
the meeting bv fiAloo'.t.a
the total in the state being 28 societies'
vtit.li a inemoersmp or 4o00.
A SIMPLE HOME REMEDY.
The "ew Kerned?. Salarrene, far Rheu
matism and Kidney Trouble, Dally
GnrlB( More Popular.
Olive oil is an old and tested remedy
for almost all kinds and all clauses of
diseases. Salgrene mixed with four
nunrpa nf nliva nil ,
, ------- " "v o an invalu
able remedy for lumbago, kidney trou-
u'c u iiiruiuauiii. it is especially
recommended in cases of kidney trou
ble, as It contains absolutely no alcohol
alcohol being irritant to the kidneys
Full directions will be found on bottle!
Morgan & Robb. 250 Stark St., will
write your Fire Insurance for you.
PERS0NAL MENTION. '
A. E. Jepp, a merchant of Eugene, is
at the Lenox Hotel.
F. M. Fo-ench, a jeweler of Albany,
is at the Imperial Hotel.
C. A. Palmer, a lumberman of Sheri
dan, is at the Perkins Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shrlvers, of
Moscow, are at the Lenox Hotel.
Professor F. Wesley Orr, of Forest
Grove, is at the Cornelius Hotel.
W. A. Crowell, a banker of Medford.
is registered at the Seward Hotel.
W. A. Wright, a physician of Spokane,
was registered at the Perkins Hotel
J. W. Berrian, superintendent of the
Government fish hatchery at Bonneville,
Is at the Seward Hotel.
E. J. Curtis, a newspaper publisher
of Astoria, visited Portland yesterday
and stayed at the Oregon Hotel.
Mrs. Paul 11. Weyrauch, of Walla
Walla, is visiting friends in Portland
and staying at the Nortonia Hotel.
S. S. Bailey, stockman and raiser
of blooded horses, of Albany, is at the
Hotel Oregon during a visit to Port
land. Miss Mathews, of New York, is visit
ing friends at the Nortonia Hotel,
where she has taken temporary Quar
ters. L. McLean, a prominent Spokane ir
rigationists, is visiting Portland on
business and is staying at the Portland
A. R. Gray, dining-room secretary of
the Y. M. C. A., is happy over the ar
rival at his home yesterday of an eight
pound girl baby.
P. Wright. Ivan Wright and M. W.
linger, of Seattle, comprise a party of
Portland visitors registered at the
J. G. Gessling. who Is interested in
apple-growing at Hood River. Is visit
ing Portland and has taken quarters
at the Portland Hotel.
W. P. Campbell, assistant superin
tendent of the Chemawa Indian School,
passed through Portland yesterday en
route to Montana On school business.
He was at the Imperial Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Snyder and daugh
ter, of Chicago, are at the Portland for
a few days, the guests of Dr. Courtland
L. Booth. Mr. Snyder is an attorney of
Chicago and is making an extended trip
along tne Coast with a view of investing
in real estate.
CHICAGO, Feb. S. (Special.) Port
land people registered at the hotels to
day were as follows: At the Palmer
House, Miss II. L. Joseph; at the Con
gress. William McMurray.
Many persons find themselves affect
ed with a persistent cough after an at
tack of -luenza. As this cough can
be promptly cured by the use of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy, It should not
be allowed to run on until It becomes
t: ublesome. Sold by all dealers.
Only Ou "RROMO QCIXtNTE."
That Is LAXATIVE BROMO QTJININB Look
tor the signature ot E- W. GROVE Used the
World over to Cur a Cold in. On Day. 23o.
Laurelhurst is from 5 to 10 Minutes
Closer In than Other Residence Additions
Now on Sale in Portland and on 2 Carlines
This is one of the many reasons why purchasers of high-class home sites choose
Laurelhurst in preference to other tracts much farther out. It explains the high
sales for January in Laurelhurst. It requires only a visit to this property to make
one realize the immense advantages of Laurelhurst over any other section of the
, East Side. Laurelhurst is restricted property and these can be no shacks erected
next to a fine home, and by reason of the magnificent view which can be had in
all directions Laurelhurst is ideal home property. As an investment it is abso
lutely safe and sure, for it lies in the heart of the most exclusive residence district
, of the East Side, where values are high, prices low and property always in de
mand. Laurelhurst is the last available high-class property in this section.
Sales in Laurelhurst for the Month of Jan
uary Reached a Total of $146,750
This large record of sales is another indication of the fact that the public appre
ciates what is being done in Laurelhurst. The many superior features of Laurel
hurst over any other residence addition, of Portland are apparent to every visitor
to the property. Let us show you Laurelhurst in our automobiles and you will at
once see the advantage of investing here. If you are in the market for a home
site, you want it located in a section where no apologies are necessary and where
you may feel assured that you could not have placed your wife and family in a
more choice neighborhood. The word "improvements" as applied to a real estate
addition mean everything or anything. In some additions it means graded streets,
water and sidewalks. In Laurelhurst it means:
Asphalt StreetsCement Walks--9 Foot
ParkwaysShade Trees Water Sewer
Gas Cluster Lights Etc.
f IroseI .'1 take ;
The Addition with Character
harles K. Henry Co.
Wakefield, Kries A C'o,
ieo. I. Schalk
H. P. PalmerIones Co.
Jtolmen A Menifee
Mall & Von Borntl
Mackie A Kountree
K. K. Biran & Co.
Kirff-lvlrinHorice JeDd Co.
isuduu c crocKett Jtraltv Co
Terms 10 Cash
522-526 Corbett Bldg.
Phones, Main 1503, A 1515.
f. ': ""La?
1 n (- A Z At M . 1 , - - I i .
BEAMS UP ONE AT TIME
MEANWHILE COURTHOUSE COX
TRACTOR FORFEITS $50 DAY.
Lack of Steel Hampers Construction
and Extension of Time of
Contract Is Refused.
A few steel beams each day continue to
be delivered at Fourth and Salmon
streets, the site of the county's new
Courthouse. Four or five were delivered
yesterday, and several the day before.
The five men whom the United Engineer
ing & Construction Company had at work
last week putting up a derrick have
bee-n taken off, and for two days the der
rick engine has been Idle.
Meantime O. E. Heintz, who contracted
to furnish the steel for the east wing of
the now structure for S33.714. and to erect
1 The only preparations
l that can adequately
clean, polish, brighten and
keep your . teeth white are
Sanitol Tooth Powder
' Sanitol Tooth Paste
Their antiseptic properties ar
rest decay at once, tone up
the mouth and gums and keep
25c wherever toilet
articles are sold
r.i: -' .. m
It for J3S64. is forfeiting JLV4 a" rlav rT-
failure to complete the steel framework
in time. The contract called for the
finishing of this work November 20. last.
The' penalty amounts to about J1300 a
month. Heintz' bondsmen, the United
States Fidelity & Guarantee Company,
have been notified, say the County Commissioners!.-
The latter have refused to
give Heintz an extension of time. The
ramshackle quarters of the Municipal
Court and City Jail, which have been
criticized by the grand Jury," must con
tinue in use until the new Courthouse
east wing Is completed. ,
"Work In putting up the steel will prob
ably be resumed tomorrow," said O. E.
Heintz, of the Pacific Iron Works, last
night. "The United Engineering & Con
struction Company, to whom we sublet
the contract for putting up the steel, is
now waiting for steel with which to
erect the first and second' stories. The
last carload arrived from the Bethlehem
Steel Works yesterday, and we are fabri
cating it here. We expect to have enough
steel on the Courthouse site within a few
days to pnt up the first two stories.
"We are doing nothing regarding our
50 a day forfeiture. The time extension
is up to the County Commissioners."
Field Missionary Keeps Busy.
Rev. W. S. Holt, field secretary of the
Presbyterian Board of Home Missions,
announces the following engagements
February 9 Meet home missionary com
mittee at Santa Rofta.
February 10 Address at Txinrpoc.
February 11 Visit L,os Angeles.
February 12 Conference at Santa Bar
February 13 Hold meeting at Santa
February 14. Go to Los Angreles.
February Meet home missionary com
mittee at Riverside.
February 16 Conference at Tvis Angeles.
February 17 Go to San Diego.
February 18 Be in San Franpiapo.
February 20 Morninn meeting at Oak-
aaie: evening meeting at Modestc.
February Ul Meet home missionary com
mittee and " address men's meeting In Mo
desto. February 22 Meet home missions com
mittee at Sacramento.
February 2:: Visit Chlco.
February 24 Visit Red Bluff.
February 25 to end of month at office
1 2 . HOURS
A good night's rest or a pleasant day trip 1b insured
by the fast time, perfect track and latest patterns of
equipment of the
Portland & Seattle Ry.
" The North Bank Road "
DISTIXft CARS, MEALS A LA CARTE.
TOV HIST SLEEPERS,
FIRST - CLASS COACHES.
Leave Portland 7:00 P. M. 9:00 A. M.
Arrive Spokane 7:00 A.M. 9:15 P.M.
Dinner served on evening train. Luncheon and dinner
on day train. '
Passenger Station 11th and Hoyt Sts.
CITY TICKET OFFICES
Third and Morrison Sta. 122 Third St. 100 Third St.
Have two ways of con
sidering a purchase
Price and Quality
Some think only of price, but
the wise buyer considers,
above everything, quality,
and is willing to pay. what
quality necessarily costs.
Possesses a tone of such pe
culiar richness that you can
not forget it. It is the piano
of quality, and, furthermore,
quality at the minimum
Compare the Krakauer with
- any other piano, and you will
be willing to pay the addi
tional amount which the
Convenient payments may be
arranged Old instruments
taken in exchange.
304 Oak Street, Between
Fifth and Sixth