Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 20, 1911, Page 14, Image 14

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Courthouse Engineer Replaced
by Union Man Commissioner
Hart Blames Spite.
In Wordy Turmoil On Says Other
Stole Picket and Klval Accedes
Con f Mr of Taking Stove.
Judge Checks Iiputant.
Rad feeling whlth has been llrnmw
ring for month betn County Com
missioners Lltfhtner and Hart, with oc
raslonal outbreaks, boiled yesterday.
The two had It "hot and heavy" In the
Commissioners' room. The trouble was
brouirht about by the artlon of Com
missioner Lls-htner and County Judw
Cleeton Wednesday In supplanting
Charl Powers as chief engineer of
the Ceurtbnuse In the absence of Com
mlolonor Hart. Towers was replaced
by W. H. I'eterson. a union man. but
will continue on the county payroll In
a subordinate position.
Mr. Hart says he opened yesterday's
Interview by accusing Mr. Llahtner of
harlnc tried to boss h!m and block
him ever since be I Hart) became a
County Commissioner last yeer. He de
clared that Powers hai been replaced
by Tetersnn larrrlr for spite. He re
frred to Mr. Llahtner's former occupa
tion of saloonkeeper. Ills adversary.
Hart declares, "came back" by refer
ring to a stove which Mr. Hart took
from the old Courthouse to his home,
and later returned It when forced to
d. so by Jutlsre Cleeton. and also re
ferred to a rrfrlserator which Powers
had made for Hart, Intimating that
posslblv Mr. Hart would like to have
the full details of that transaction
made public.
laser Call Halt.
Jndse Cleeton did not attempt to In
terfere for a few minutes, but when
strong lanauage commenced to flow,
he Intervened and eucceeded In check
In; th accusations and counter accu
sations. Commissioner Llghtner says that
Hart could not be found when the time
came to take actn on the engineer
problem, and Intimates that Mr. Hart
has not ben devoting as much time
as he should to county business, being
frequently absent when Important sub
jects have come up for consideration.
Mr. Hart asserta that on various oc
casions be ha been present In the
building, but that Mr. Llghtner and
Jadge Cleeton. constituting a working
majority of the Board, have seen fit
to overlook the necessity cf his pres
ence and have not summoned him from
various parts of the building.
Judge Cleeton and Commissioner
Llghtner declare that they did not
overlook the value of Mr. Towers serv
ices, but that the unions have been In
sisting for a long time that they ap
point a card nun as chief engineer.
Mr. Llghtner avers that Mr. Hart, up
to a short time ago. waa against Pow
ers being retained unless he obtained
a union card.
Eaglaeer Blasaee asH.
Powers said that Mr. Hart, being a
new Commissioner, was not at first
aware of ths conditions under, which
Towers had worked for the connty for
the last sis years. Spite on the part
of a member of the union and Ingrat
itude on the part of a union engineer
led to the charges against him. Pow
ers declared.
The news of the replacing of Powers
spread like wildfire through the court
house yesterday and the action of the
Commissioners was widely discussed.
County Clerk Fields referred to the
dismissal as "a burning shame."
Letter A mars Llghtaer.
Commissioner Hart exhibits an anon
ymous letter which he received and
In which- it Is set forth that a few
years ago Mr. Llghtner appropriated
to pickets belonging to the county.
"Those were not pickets, but sticks
to put around rose bushes." said Mr
Llghtnar. "1 bought them and the
only way In which the county figures
In the deal is that they were painted
for me by a man named Bigger, em
ployed by the county as a carpenter."
Mr. Hart also gives explanations of
the stove and refrigerator Incidents,
and his recital Is corroborated by En
gineer Powers.
"About three months ago Mrs. Hart
asked me If t could get her a small
stove with which to do fruit canning
ind preserving In the basement." said
Mr. Hart. "There were several stoves
lying outside the old Courthouse with
a for sale' sign tacked near them. I
went to Charlie Powers and told him
one of those might suit my purpose
and that I would take It out and If
Mrs. Hart liked It would agree with
Mr. Llghtner and Judge Cleeton what
Its value was and pay It. I called an
expressman and told him to take It.
but Paddy Maher saw It and he at once
ran with ths story to Judge Cleeton.
He was told to call me up and tell me
to bring It back. I am told, but was
afraid to do so. I might also mention
that It was a little before this time
that I began to demand that Maher
resign as County Detective. Mrs. Hart
said the stove was not suitable and
I brought It back. Since then I have
heard various Insinuations that I at
tempted to steal the stove.
as raid ter lee Be.
"Now. about that refrigerator. Pow
ers Is a bandy, man and he made an
Ice box for himself. A few weeks ago
I saw It and liked It. and asked him
what he would make one like It for me
for. He said five dollars and I gave
him the money. He mad the refrig
erator and I now have It."
Engineer Powers declares that sev
eral days ago Mr. Llghtner called him
upstairs and asked him about the re
frigerator and that he told him the de
tails substantially as Mr. Hart related
The union. It Is announcedhas also
succeeded In having a card engineer
Installed at the County Farm, and it la
said that the County Hospital Is to be
the next point of attack. The Com
missioners say that, everything being
equal, they are willing to give prefer
ence to union men. Mr. Hart explains
his championship of Powers on the
ground of that engineer's long and
faithful service to the eounty. It has
not yet been decided If Powers' reduc
tion Is to carry with it a reduction In
William Pollman. of Baker, is at ths
Herman Speer. of Mill City. Or, Is
at ths Carlton.
J. II. Albert, a Salem banker. Is at
the Imperial.
I. it Berg, a contractor of Newberg,
is at the rerklns.
George W. Warren, a Warrenton
stockman and member of the elate
Board of Agriculture. 1 at the Port
land. Mrs. J. A. Veness, of Wlnlock, Wash,
Is at the Portland.
A. L. Thompson, a banker of Pen
dleton. Is at the Imperial.
Ira Judaon Coe. of Oakland. Cal.. Is
registered at the Portland.
A. L. Hubbard, a Central! merchant,
is registered at ths Oregon.
Frank A. Seufert. a aalmon canner of
The Dalles, Is at the Imperial.
W. 8. Horton. prominent merchant
of Xewberg. Is at the Oregon.
A. J. C Schroeder. an Astoria mer
chant. Is staying at the Perkins.
Eugene Kuhne. a White Salmon mer
chant. Is registered at the Carlton.
Gideon Stolz. Salem pickle manufac
turer. Is registered at the Imperial.
F. E. Rowell. a Scholia. Or., mer
chant. Is registered at the Perkins.
L. C. McCabe. the Grants Pass at
torney. Is registered at the Perkins.
A. W. Peters, a prominent Hood Klv
er apple grower. Is at the Portland.
W. T. Smith, a tobacco manufactur
er of Lynchburg. Va, Is at the Seward.
L. A. Wlsener. editor of the Graya
vllle. Idaho. Free Press. Is at the Carl
ton. A. K. Richardson, 8heriff of Har
ney County, is registered at tba Im
perial. H. 8. Graham, a hotelman of Win
chester. Idaho. Is registered at the
William Watson, proprietor of the
Hotel Victoria at Fpokane. Is regis
tered at the Oregon.
J. Heynolds Pomerov and Samuel O.
. . ' I.'"' t
1 Inn . i ",1 i...
Mr. Cordelia Henderson Kinney.
The funeral services of Mrs.
Cordelia Henderson Klnsey. a
pioneer, who died at her home at
542 East Forty-seventh street.
Wednesday evenfrig. will be held
this afternoon. Mrs. Klnsey was
born In Indiana ? years ago. and
came across the plalnej to Oregon
with her husband. Lavld 8. Kln
sey, In 18:. settling on the site
of old La Grande. In Grande
Konde Valley. Mr. Klnsey erect
ed the first large frame residence
In La Grande. Mr. and Mrs. Kln
sey moved to Baker 1 years
ago. and to Portland In 1905 dur
ing the exposition. Ehe Is sur
vived by her husband and eight
children, flften grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. The
children are Mrs. K. B. Gray.
Half Way. Or.; William C. Klnsey,
Harry W. Klnsey. Charles Klnsey,
Edwin A. Klnsey. Mrs. A. F.
Rasch and Mrs. Cousgrlff. of
Portland, and Mrs. J. C. Shea, of
La Grande .
Dunn, Union Pacific Railroad officials
from Chicago, are at the Portland.
A. K. Martin, manager of the Che
halls Lumber Company. Is registered
at the Seward from Llttell. Wash,
E. E. White. Inspector of horses for
the Wells. Fargo Express Company,
with headquarters In Chicago, Is reg
istered at the Seward.
Attorneys Maintain That Governor
Cannot Interfere if Gatens
Sentences Detectives.
Detectives Maloney and Mallett. ac
cused of helping Deputy Sheriff Rlnker
of Colorado kidnap Leo W. Martin last
Saturday, are In danger of a Jail sen
tence with which Governor Vest can
not Interfere, say attorneys who have
been following the squabble between
the Governor and Judge Gatens.
Judge Gatens declares the contempt
of court charge against the detectives
will be pressed. Papers for this action
are In course of preparation. The grand
Jury will take up the case today. At
torney John C McCue probably will be
retained special prosecutor in the
ease. Judge Gatens contending that
District Attorney Cameron Is disquali
fied because of acting in the Rlnker
case as attorney for the Colorado dep
uty. He was appointed by Judge Gatens
and a requisition was made to the
County Court for an appropriation to
cover bis fee. The court waa not In
clined to grant the appropriation yes
terday and Mr. McCue refused to work
without compensation. It Is believed
the matter will be amicably settled
this morning and that McCue win rep
resent the state In the case.
In Oregon contempt of court is a
civil action and the court may impose
either a line or a prison sentence, or
both, and the Governor, say attorneys,
cannot pardon persons convicted of the
charge. Citing the case of the State
against Sleber In 4Sth Oregon, page
11. a Portland attorney says a person
charged with contempt of court la not
entitled to trial by Jury. Even crimi
nal contempt of court la not criminal
prosecution within the meaning of the
law. attorneys argue. That makes It
Impossible for the Governor to Inter
fere with any penalty the court, might
Impose In the cases of the two detect
ives. The charges against the detectives
In the contempt case will set forth
that the detectives belittled the court
by Interfering with the Martin case
In helping to remove the man accused
from the Jurisdiction of the court.
Judge Gatens did not say whether
he will act as Judge In the contempt
case, but declared that he will not act
as Judge when the men are tried on the
charge of kidnaping, it the grand Jury
returns indictments.
Martin was released yesterday after
noon by Judge Gatens .and his bond
was released. His attorney, Eugene
Brookings, said the young man has no
Intention of leaving Portland and will
be here to answer any further charges
that may be brought against him.
When Martin left Newport he was fol
lowed by about ISO loggers, who
cheered him as the train puled out.
Councilman Maguire's Fight to
Revoke Licenses Vain.
Baker Leads Nine Opponent of Plan
to Quash Quelle' Permit Tonj
Arnaud's Cue Rev Referred.
Arguments Are Bitter.
After long Indulging In personalities
yesterday morning the City Council. In
committee of the whole, recommended
a clean bill of health for the Quelle.
Gallett ft Deneaux and Barrette s place
and later In session as a Council
adopted all the reports, with a single
exception, that of Tony Arnaud. which
was re-referred to the liquor license
committee. Councilman Magulre and
Baker flung accusations at each other
throughout the session and at the close
of the meeting shook hands.
Councilman Magulre failed to present
evidence against the Quelle, with the
exception of an affidavit of William
West, said to be employed by the
Portland Railway. Light & Power Com
pany, eaylng he had recently taken a
drunken woman out of the place. Aside
from this, general reputation was all
that he brought forward agalnat the
place. Several members of the Council
told Mr. Magiire he had made out no
case and that they were disgusted
with his attack on them In pulpits and
In Interviews.
Breweries' Coatrol Tetter.
Mr. Magulre. however, while losing
out on all of the saloon cases save that
of Arnaud. did win a considerable tem
porary victory In obtaining an amend
ment to the present ordinance relative
to powers of attorney held by brewer
ies. The committee of the whole rec
ommended that the powers of attorney
be terminated March 1. 191. but when
the Council resumed sitting. Council
man Baker said he thought It best to
think over the subject a while and It
waa laid on the table. Councilman
Daly moved for the amendment. Orig
inally, the powers are to end December
II. ms-
The biggest fight centered around
the Quelle and Mr. Maguire's proposal
to revoke Its license. There were
"fireworks" from the start, as Council
man Baker, who presided, was "called
down" by Councilman Clyde for speak
ing from the chair. Mr. Baker was
sustained by the Council, but not by
unanimous vote. Clyde. Daly and Ma
gulre were against him.
C'aptala Bailey Agalaat Place.
Captain of Police Bailey was the sole
member of the police department to be
Interrogated. He said the Quelle had
a bad reputation, but that it is difficult
for the police to obtain evidence suffi
cient to convict In the MunlcIparCourt.
He was queried by several of the mem
bers of the Council and waa subjected
to criticism, but he said that the police
had not tried to convlot the Quelle this
year. The Captain said the Quelle Is
a hard place to regulate, from police
standpoint, ss nr girls go north of
Burnslde. but they do go to the Quelle
or similar places.
Councilman Baker Interposed several
questions, which were regarded by Mr.
Magulre as favoring the Quelle. Ma
gulre asked Councilman Baker:
"Are you In the employ of the people
or the brewersT"
"The people." replied Mr. Baker.
' F. Sechteni, one of the proprietors of
the Quelle, was given the privilege of
the floor at the request of Councilman
Montag. He said that the accusations
against his place were false; that he
had always tried to conduct a fit place;
had Instructed his employes to sell no
drinks to minors or drunken persona
and had required the landlady of the
upstairs portion to run "a straight
plaoe." He was questioned by the
members of the Council, but main
tained his position that his place Is
all right.
Urease I Retained.
Councilman Daly made a motion to
revoke the license of the Quelle, and
appealed to the members as fathers,
and as men having the Interests of
the morals of the city at heart.
When the roll was called on the
question of revoking the Quelle li
cense. Councilman Clyde; Daly, Magulre
and Schmear voted to revoke and
Councilman Baker. Burgard, Jennings,
Menefee. Monks, Montag, Wallace,
Watklns and WUhelm voted not to re
voke; Dunning was absent.
When Councilman Maguire's ordi
nance revoking powers of attorney
came up. Councilman .Baker left the
chair, calling Councilman Joy to pre
side, and proceeded to attack Council
man Magulre. He said Mr. Magulre
was actuated by motives of revenge on
the one hand, as he was discharged by
several of the local breweries from the
position of engineer, and on the other
hand sought to besmirch the other
Councilman for political reasons, wish
ing to be re-elected. Mr. Baker also
charged that Mr. Maguire's reputation
was bad when he lived In Salem.
Advertisement for Duck Feeder Is
Signal for Onslaught .
Employes and officers of the Bank of
California, when they reported for
work, found the entrance to their doors
obstructed by lines of men extending
all the way through the corridors of
the Chamber of Commerce building and
out Into the street. In two directions.
Knowledge that the affairs of the In
stitution were In , the best of shape
eould not counteract the visible fact
that several hundred men were await
ing the opening of the doors. When
the hour arrived the crowd marched in.
"I want to see Mr. Peterson." said the
file leader.
"I was here first, but hs butted Id."
said No. 2.
"I know all about ducks," shouted
No. S.
"Wife suid three children." "Best of
recommendations." "Gimme a trial."
came a chorus from those further back.
A light broke upon the official who
waa beset. Whatever It was, at least
It was not the bank's money that the
crowd wanted.
"That's Mr. Paterson over there," he
said, when he eould make himself heard
through the din.
T. W. Pateraon. teller In the bank
and part owner of a duck preserve near
Vancouver, had Inserted a little want
advertisement In The Oregonlan, offer
ing 130 a month and lodging to a man
who would dole out wheat to the exx
pected throng of migratory game. This
waa the answer. The position was
soon Oiled.
Jap Sentenced to Hang.
VANCOUVER. Oct. 19. Sentence of
death was pronounced tonight on a
Japanese named Ishi. found guilty of
killing a countryman. Koboyashl. on
the River on the night of June
11. Ishl received the sentence with
out a tremor. Execution will take
plaoe December i. at New Westminster.
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That awful sonrnees, belching- of add and foul gases; that pain In the pit of
the stomach, the heartburn, nervousness, nausea, bloatlngr after eating, feeling
of fullness, dlszlness and sick headache, means indigestion; a disordered stom
ach which cannot be regulated until you remove the cause. It isn t your stom
ach's fault. Your stomach is as good aa any.
Try Cascarets- they cure indigestion, because they immediately cleanse and
regulate the stomach, remove the sour, undigested and fermenting food and
foul gases: take the excess bile from the liver and carry the decomposed
waste -matter and poison from the intestines and bowels Then your stom
ach trouble Is ended forever. A Cascaret tonight
will straighten you out by morning a 10-cent box
will keep your entire family feeling good for
months. Dont forget the children their little In
side need-- good, gentle, cleansing, too.
Real Estate Salesmen
Wanted at Once, to
Sell "Eastmoreland"
Experienced men desired. A
limited number only can be
used. Best proposition.
Call early. Ask for Mr.
Kinder, sales manager. .