Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 04, 1912, Page 16, Image 16

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Judge Gantenbein Will Handle
Those Coming From Mu
nicipal Court.
Deputy CHy Attorney Sullivan to
Prosecute More Than 100 Cases
Arc to Be Disposed Of as
Quickly as Possible.
Appealed cases from the Municipal
Court, which have been lying neglected
In the Circuit Court for more than a
year, during which more than 100 of
them have accumulated, are to be dis
posed of immediately. Presiding Judge
Morrow having assigned Judge Gan
tenbein to the exclusive work of hand
ling these cases. Judge Gantenbein
and Deputy City Attorney Sullivan, who
will prosecute the cases, conferred yes
terday and a general call has been sent
out for all the attorneys concerned to
appear Thursday, at which time the
cases will be set for trial.
Police officers who were the wit
nesses in the trials In the lower courts
look for few convictions, particularly
in the older cases, because in many in
stances the witnesses have disappeared
or other causes have supervened which
make conviction impossible. Many cases
probably will be dismissed at a stroke
of the pen, on account of the hope
lessness of securing convictions.
Quick Action Desired.
What the police and the officers of
the lower court are hoping to see es
tablished is a continuous provision,
whereby the cases appealed may be tak
en up immediately while the matter is
fresh. Only in this way. they say,
can the practice be broken up of tak
ing frivolous appeals, merely for the
purpose of obstructing justice.
It has been the experience of the
past that the cases in which public
policy most demanded quick and con
dign punishment are the very ones sure
to be appealed, to lie hidden until the
emergency which called them forth
has passed by. As a consequence the
Municipal Court, which most nearly
reaches the little tragedies of the com
mon people, has nearly lost all effi
ciency and influence for good and has
become merely a medium for register
ing perfunctory punishment against
petty and habitual offenders.
Kill In Sentenced.
An instance of the paralyzing ef
fect of delayed appeals was seen In
yesterday's docket, when Charles Hill
was given a penalty of 90 days and $200
for keeping a house where morphine
was sold. He was convicted of a
like offense a few months ago and
took an immediate appeal, which Is
still pending. In the meantime, it is
asserted, he has returned to his prac- j
tlces. With him, Ed Fitzpatrick was
given an equal sentence. In another
eae J. H. Cooper and Alfred Taylor
-were sentenced to 90 days and $200 for
having hypodermic needles. Hill's
bond on appeal was fixed at $1000.
manager of the Northwest Harvester
Company, is at the Multnomah.
J. H. Van Zandt, of Falls City, is
registered at the Perkins.
E. Jackson, an attorney of Los An
geles, is at the Portland.
A. Malcolm, a merchant of Echo, is
registered at the Perkins.
T. W. R. Nelson, of Boise, Idaho, is
registered at the Portland.
Morris Schnal, a merchant of Tilla
mook. is at the Multnomah.
E. F. Balton, a Hood River merchant.
is registered at the Perkins.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Calder, of Van
couver, are at the Multnomah.
J. G. Glnner, of Kalama, and wife
are registered at the Bowers.
W. H. Kinsey, a banker of Cleve
land, O., is registered at the Portland.
Mr. nd Mrs. E. B. Lemon, of Cor-
rallls. are registered at the Cornelius.
A. J. Lamar, a prominent cotton
grower from Nashville, Tenn., Is at the
S. T. Houser. manager of a large
smelting concern in Helena, Mont., is
at the Portland. y
J. B. McGrane, proprietor of the
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! B. S. Durkee.
If Case Is Taken From Judge
Cleland Change of Venue
Will Be Asked.
Beginning- work 24 years ago
as a messenger boy, B. S. Durkee,
on September 1 became manager
of the Portland office of the
Postal Telegraph & Cable Com
pany, one of the most important
posts of the kind on the Pacific
Durkee succeeds John Annand,
who has become manager of the
Portland Commercial Club. His
first work was with the Western
, Union in this city when, at the
age of 12 years, he began deliv
ering messages. He soon became
an operator and was one of the
first telegraph men to use the
typewriter and in 1903 went to
New York, where he won first
prize for speed and accuracy in
receiving messages with a type
writer. His record of copying 97
messages, averaging 10 words
each besides the addresses and
signatures, in one hour, still
stands. For the last 10 years
Durkee has been chief operator
in the Portland office. He is
married and is a member of the
Masonic fraternity.
Women Especially Invited to Help
Xon-Partisan Movement.
A meeting tf men and women, with
nut rppnrH tn nnlitlfnl nnrtleM will he
held in the auditorium of the East Side
Library at 8 o'clock tomorrow night
for the purpose of effecting a non
partisan organization to assist in the
Woodrow Wilson campaign in Oregon.
The proposed organization will be
entirely Independent of the various
party campaign clubs and will be open
to members of all parties and to women
who are not yet members of any party.
It is for this reason that all women
who are Interested in the candidacy of
Wilson are urged to attend Thursday
night's meeting.
Among those who have called the
meeting are: R. W. Raymond, R. J.
Furbeck, E. F. Cannon, C. L. Meach,
Henry I. Seddon, C. M. Rynerson, R. B.
White, Frank C. Simmons. I. Swett,
Mark Gill. W. A. Montgomery, W. S.
Ashur. William T. Foster, E. J. Mautz,
O. C. Bortzmeyer. M. M. Mathieson, J. J.
Sayre, E. A. Lundburg, Pwight A. San
born, Howard Stewart, Albert S. Bibblns
and Eben Mounce.
Two Expeditions, One Led by Wom
an, to Try Ascent Xext Spring.
SEATTLE. Sept. 3. An expedition to
climb Mount "McKinley next Spring has
been organized by C. E. Rusk, editor
of the Prosser, "Wash.. Independent, re
puted to be the most skillful mountain
climber In the Pacific Northwest, and
Merl Lavoy, who was a member of the
unsuccessful Herschel Parker expedi
tions of 1910 and 1913. Rusk, who is
a member of the Portland Mazamas,
led an unsuccessful expedition to the
mcuntaln in 1910.
Herschel Parker and Belmore Brown
have announced that they will not try
again. Miss Dora Keen, of Philadel
phia, who climbed Mount Blackburn
last Summer, is considering an expedi
tion to Mount McKinley. If she goes
she will take the men who conquered
Mount Blackburn with her, and who
live at Kennecott. Alaska.
The Rusk-Lavoy party will leave
Fairbanks late in February. Lavoy
already has dogs and much equipment.
Bellinger Hotel of Lewlston, Idaho, I
at the Imperial.
J. T. McCormick, president of th
Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, Is
at the Multnomah.
T. D. Chamberlain, secretary of the
Pullman Company, is registered at the
Portland, from Denver, Col.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick E. Brumel, of
Cleveland. O., are visiting Mrs. Sam
uel Rosenblatt, who has just returned
from the beach.
Mr. and Mrs. A. HImmelbauer, of
Helena, Mont., are at the Multnomah
and w-ill remain in this city during the
coming winter.
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bramwell, of La
Grande, are at the Oregon. Mr. Bram
well Is Interested In the sugar enter
prises at La Grande.
Miss Elizabeth Rohns. formerly of
Detroit. Mich., who will enter the
University of Michigan this Fall, has
been visiting Miss Ruby Severand, at
11SS Boston avenue, for several days,
M. H. Hartwell. of Salem, is at the
C. R. Foote, of Hoquiam, is at the
William Howard, of Medford. is at
the Perkins.
G. E. Fox. of Victoria, B. C, is at
the Portland.
W. B. Presley, of Goldendale. is at
the Cornelius.
F. I Stewart, a banker bf Kelso, is
at the Oregon.
W. E. Pierce, a Boise capitalist. Is
at the Oregon.
Clark Wilson, a banker of Helena, is
at the Portland.
M. Warner and wife, of Spokane, are
at the Cornelius.
J. C. Barthold, of North Yakima, Is
at the Cornelius.
F. M. McClund and wife, of Albany.
re at the Oregon.
F. M. Clark and wife, of Eugene.
tre at the Multnomah.
F. E. Hill, of Grants Pass, is regis
tered at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Bigelow, of Se
ittle, are at the Annex.
W. E. King, an applegrower of Hood
River, is at the Oregon.
C R. Skofield. a Centralia timber
wan, is at the Perkins.
A. R. Blewett. of Spokane, general
Xational Guard Armory and Gipsy
Smith Tabernacle Talked Of.
Women to Be Interested.
Although the board of directors of
the Northwest Pacific Land Products
Show, in luncheon session at the Com
merclal Club yesterday, did not definite
ly accept the recommendation of the
committee on location, it was intimated
strongly that the big show, November
IS to S3, will be held at the Moline
Plow Building. 320 East Morrison.
The committee on location, of which
F. W. Hild Is chairman, favored the
site on the East Side, but also sug
gested the National Guard Armory and
the Gipsy Smith Tabernacle. The
Moline Plow building was regarded in
the report as the most feasible loca
tion because of its convenient proxinv
ity to railroad and streetcar line
traffic. Two full floors and a base
ment are ai-ailable in this building.
It is quite probable that the matter
will be decided definitely next Friday
noon wnen a large booster luncheon
will be held at the Multnomah Hotel.
The arrangements are in the hands of
F. W. Hlld, W. H. Chapin and W. E
Coman. They will send out letters of
Invitation to all those who have sub
scribed to the fund being raised for
the coming exposition and to all those
who have taken an active interest in
its success. It is expected that 100 or
more will attend the luncheon.
John S. Beall, the president of the
show, presided at the board meeting
yesterday. In addition to the considera
tion of a location, ways and means
were discussed to attract further sup
port from the business men of Port
land. G. E. A. Bond, manager of the
association, announced that the women
of Portland should also be interested
in the products show.' as ample op
portunity would be given them to win
valuable prizes for the exhibition of
preserved fruit. Jellies, jams, bread
and other manufactures of the housewife.
Via Oregon Electric for Shriners,
Woodmen and Everybody.
$1.50 round trip from Portland to
Salem every day this week. Return
limit Septercber 9. All tickets good
on all trains. Oregon Electric Ry.
Out of total adult mhlte male popula
tion of iss.rtCM in the Transvaal, nearly 30.
OOu are unmarried men.
Kavanaugh "Will Pass on Contention
of Contractors' Attorneys City
Will Resist All Moves to
Transfer Jurisdiction.
Should Circuit Judge Kavanaugh
grant the motion to take the case of
Robert Wakefield & Co. against the
city from the hands of Referee Cleland,
to whom he referred it, and order a
Jury trial, which, it Is believed, he Is
almost certain to do in view of the sit
uation created by the demand of the
City Council that it be done. Attorneys
Mannix and Coovert, representing the
plaintiffs, will apply to Presiding Judge
Morrow for a change of venue.
. The lawyers do not believe that it
would be fair to the contractors, espe
cially In view of the public agitation
which has arisen, to. try the case before
a Multnomah County jury.
Judge Morrow Refuses to Act.
The two attorneys and Deputy City
Attorney Tomllnson, representing the
city, appeared before Presiding Judge
Morrow yesterday and the latter pre
sented the motion to take the case
away from Judge Cleland and have a
Jury trial. Judge Morrow refused to
entertain the motion, referring the at
torneys to Judge Kavanaugh, who re
ferred the case and who. Judge Morrow
insisted, is the proper person to con
sider and pass upon the motion. Judge
Morrow absolutely refused to accept
any responsibility in the case.
Attorney Mannix mentioned to Judge
Morrow that an application would be
made for a change of venue, but the
Judge even refused to discuss thisques
tion, remarking that this Is a question
which could not come up till the mo
tion for a jury trial had been disposed
of. He did not indicate definitely
whether he would hear this motion him
self or refer it to Judge Kavanaugh,
refusing to commit himself in any
way. Judge Kavanaugh, who is now
occupied with the Hazel Erwin murder
trial, said he would find time today
or tomorrow to pass on the motion for
a jury trial.
City Will Kijcht Chance of Venue.
Mr. Tomllnson announced that the
city will strenuously resist the effort
to secure a change of venue. Mr. Man
nix stated that he is willing to have
the case tried in any county of the state
where the influence of an afternoon
paper, which printed bitter criticisms
because Judge Cleland was hearing the
testimony, does not extend. The editor
and a reporter of this paper have been
cited to show cause why they should
not be punished for contempt of court
as has also Councilman Magulre, whotJ
Introduced at a session of the City
Council the resolution which led to the
belated demand by the city for a jury
Judge Cleland has finished hearing
the plaintiffs' testimony, the taking of
which occupied more than five weeks.
barley from San Francisco to United King
dom. 40a. Chartered by Strauss & Co.
E. B. Jackson, schooner. 615 tons; lum
ber from Grays Harbor to Valparaiso tor
orders. 63s Od. Chartered by W. R. Grace
ft Co.
Kokomii. schooner. 4S2 tons: lumber from
Puget Sound to Honolulu. $7.50.
Ry&Ja. Norwegian steamer, 3626 tons;
wheat from Pilget Sound to United King
dom of Continent, 50s. KThartered by Port
land Flouring Mills Company.
R. W. Bartlett. schooner. 473 tons; lum
ber from Grays Harbor to Callao. 62s 6d.
Chartered by W. R. Grace A Co.
W. H. Marston. schooner. 1110 tons; lum
ber from Puget Sound or Columbia River to
v alparaiso for orders. Chartered by Bal
four, Guthrie A Co.
Sehome. schooner. 620 tons; lumber from
Grays Harbor to Honolulu. 7.50.
English Monarch. British ateamer. 3207
tons; wheat from Portland or Tacoma to
United Kingdom or Continent. 4Ss 9d.
Chartered by Balfour. Guthrie or Co.
Manila, schooner, 647 tons: lumber from
Grays Harbor to Caliao. private terms.
Chartered by buaaen & Chnstenaon.
Aloha, schooner, 742 tons; lumber from
Grays Harbor to Callao. private terms.
Chartered b sudden & Chrlstenson.
Steam Schooner Is Here for First
Time In Two Years.
The steam schooner Aberdeen ar
rived In port yesterday for the first
time in two years, although previously
she was a frequent visitor, and is now
n command of Captain Mahoney, form
erly master of the steam schooner
Tahoe. During her absence she has
been under contract to the City of
Oakland and engaged in towing gar
bage to sea and dumping it in deep
She brought from San Francisco 200
tons of general merchandise and 300
tons of cement, which she is discharg
ing at the Oak-street dock. She will
load lumber at Westport for San Francisco.
Hostility of Interior States Prevents
Aid by Congress, Declares
Congressman Knowland, of Califor
nia, has long been known as an advo
cate of legislation favorable to an
American merchant marine. Yester
day, in an interview, he told about San
Francisco's shipping needs:
'Shipping statistics show that the
disengaged foreign tonnage at the
present time is 6398 tons and at the
same time last year it was 14,841 tons
and the tonnage now engaged Is less
than that of last year by several thou
sand -tons.
'The fact that there are not enough
ships in sight to care for the Cali
fornia crops is a strong argument in
itself in favor of the ship subsidy bill
and the furtherance of the merchant
marine propoganda.
On every hand It is aamlttea tnat
something should be done to place our
flag on the ocean, but wnenever leg
islation is proposed to encourage the
American merchant marine the serious
ness does not seem to be appreciated
by the Representatives from the inter
ior states. The granting of free tolls
to American bottoms through the Pan
ama Canal may have some benefit, but
It will be necessary to convince tne
voters of the Middle West, who now
practically control CongTess on such
matters, that this country needs and
urgently . needs, a merchant marine.",
British Steamer Xetherpark Leaves
Portland In Bad Condition.
When the British steamship Nether-
park, with a cargo of lumber for Port
Pirle. was taken from her wharf here
a few days ago she had a list to port
that almost put her side in the water
and at the time it was feared tnat sne
would lie broadside in the water.
Bv skillful management she reached
Astoria, where, under the direction of
Captain Crowe, surveyor for the un
derwriters. some of ner cargo wai
hifted to place her on a somewhat
even keel.
Experienced shipping men, who saw
the vessel before her departure are
fullv under the belief that if she ex
periences any bad weather she will
be heard from during me present ween.
Scarcity of Tonnage for Grain and
Lumber Keeps Up Rates.
Coast charterers during the past few
ays have announced a list of 16 fix
tures for grain and lumber. Scarcity
of tonnage continues to hold the rates
p to stiff figures. A list oi tne latest
charters is as follows:
Aloena. schooner. 83. tons: lumber from
Puget sound to West Coast.
J. tv. Cllse. schooner. 712 tons; lumber
from Willapa to Valparaiso.
Bourbakl. French bark, 1157 tons: barley
from San Francisco to United Kingdom.
40s. Chartered by Strauss Co.
Columbia, schooner. 5R4 tons; lumber from
rays Harbor to West Coast.
Duns Law, British steamer. 2602 tons;
barley from. San Francisco loptlon of mer
chandise to United Kingdom. 41 &d.
Chartered by Baltour. Guthrie & Co.
Due 3 Auraale. French barn, 1U44 tons; t
Total of 2450 Tons Will Be Taken
South This Trip.
When the steamer Beaver. Captain
Mason, sails this morning for San Fran
cisco and San Pedro she will carry 380
passengers, her first cabin having been
sold a week in advance.
Her freight will consist of 2450 tons,
and this includes 1600 tons for San
Pedro, which is the largest single ship
ment ever made from Portland to that
port by one of the regular coast liners.
This shipment consists largely of paper
and canned goods.
Ship Crews Being Paid Off.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. 3. (Special.)
The crew arriving from Bristol Bay
on the ship St. Francis is being paid
off this afternoon and the crew ar
riving on the bark W. B. Flint will be
paid off tomorrow. The crew of the
ship St. Nicholas was also paid off
today. It Is estmated that approxi
mately $110,000 will be distributed as
wages among the men belonging to the
crews of these cannery ships.
Marine Xotes.
The steam schooner Hoquiam is at
Rainier, loading lumber for San Fran
cisco. The schooner Eric has been chartered
to load lumber at St. Helens for Val
paraiso. The Japanese steamship Unkia Maru
has arrived at Rainier, where she will
load lumber for the Orient.
The schooner T. P. Emhigh, with
cargo of lumber for Valparaiso, was
towed to sea yesterday.
The steamer Alliance sailed yester
day for Coos Bay and Eureka with
freight and passengers.
The steam schooners Daisy Freeman
and Shoshone, with cargoes of lumber
for San Pedro, went to sea yesterday
The steamer Grahamona, Just finished
at Supple's shipyard, will be launched
this afternoon at 2 o clock.
The British ships Killarney and Gal
gate are at Linnton discharging bal
last and will begin loading wheat on
September !.
The British steamship Strathardle
with a partial cargo of redwood for
Sidney, sailed from Eureka yesterday
for this port, where she will load more
The motor schooner Delia, which runs
coastwise from this port, was lifted on
the ways at Supple's shipyard yesterday
for calking and having a new wheel
put on.
For use by Porter Brothers in their
railroad operations near the Siuslaw,
Joseph Supple has completed a barge
that is fitted with tanks to carry 700
barrels of oil.
As a result of the recent rains the
Willamette River has risen two feet
and is still rising. This will insure good
navigation until the regular Winter
rains begin.
The new steam schooner Camlno
owned by Swayne & Hoyt, and one of
the largest of her kind ever construct
ed, will arrive this morning from San
Francisco with 61.000 sacks of cement
and 500 tons of general merchandise-
The Standard Oil Company steamer
Atlas and its barge No. 93, arrived yes
d5 "re - -it
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New RicFimond Hotel
Fourth Awe. and Main St.
Absolutely fireproof.
Conveniently located.
All outside rooms.
Sates: $1 per day; with bath, $1.50
' J. 5. McTERNAN. Mtwr
20 25 30
Sailed at noon, steamer Rose City, for San
Pedro. Arrived at noon, steamer Aurelia,
irom coiumoia itiver.
fomt j-,odo3. sept. s. fassea at 10 a. m
steamer W. F. Herrin. from Portland, for
Monterev. Sent. 2. Sailed Steamer W. S.
Porter, for Portland.
Eureka. Sept. 2. Sal ed British Strath
arae. ror Portland.
Asioria, sept. 2. Arrivea at 7 A. M.. Dartf
W. B. Flint, from Kogsrlung. Left up at 7:30
f. m., Japanese steamer LtiKai Maru rso. z.
L zard. bent. 'Z. Passed uerman bark
KeinoeK. irom Portland, ror London.
Seattle. "Wash.. Sept. Arrived Steam
ers Titan. Teucer. from Tacoma: Captain A.
F. Lucas, from San Francisco; Dlrfgo, from
ooutncasiern Alaska, fallen steamers
!anaw for Nome; Umatilla, Buckman, for
San Francisco; President, Sado Maru, for
San Francisco. Sept. 3. Arrived Steam
ers Serapis. from Hamburtr: Tamaloals. Au
relia. from Columbia Rfvcr; Nann Smith,
from Coos Bay: Norwood, from Gravs Har
bor: Johan Poulsen, from Raymond; City of
i-an a ma, irom Ancon; -Mongolia, irom Montf.
Kong; urays waroor, irom tirays Harbor
srnooner Mahukona. lor Gamble. Bailed-
Steamers City of Puebla, for Victoria; River-
siae, zor Port Angeles.
Colombia River Bar Report.
Condition at the mouth of the river at 5
f. smootn; wind, northwest. Zi mileu
weather, clear.
Tides at Astoria Wednesday.
Hiffh. T,nw
:17 A. M 57 feet!ll:06 A- M....3.0 feet
o:ai i. m .i ieet
Due to Arrive.
Name. From Date.
Beaver Ban Pedro.... In port
Isthmian Eallna Crus.. In port
Roaooke San Diego.... In port
Sue H. Elmore. Tillamook. ... In port
Anvil Bandon Sept. 2
Bear en Pedro. ..-Sept. a
Breakwater. .. .Coos Bay.... Sept. 5
Geo. W. Elder; .San Dies;... Sept. V
Rosa Pedro. .. Sept. 9
Nevadan Sailna Cruz..ept. l'J
Lyra Eallna Crux.. &;pt 36
Kebraskan Sallna Crua-.Oct. 4
To Depart.
Name. Fas? Data,
Bne H. Elmore Tillamook.... Sept. S
Anvil Bandon Sept. 4
Beaver Ean Pedro... Bept. 4
Roanoke -San Diego. ...Sept. 4
Tale S. F. to L. A.. .Sept. 4
Harvard S. P. aUA.. Sept. 6
Breakwater.... Coos Bay.... Sept. 7
Isthmian eallna Crux. .Sept.. 5
Bear Ean Pedro... Sept. 0
Alliance Eureka Sept. 10 .
Geo. W. Elder. San Dlego...-Sept- 11
Rosa City. .....San Pedro, .. Sept. 14
Nevadan... I.. alma Crua.Sept. 18
Lyra Eallna Crux. . . Btpt. 30
Mebraskan... . .Eallna Crua. .. Oct. 8
terday from California 'with cargoes of
fuel oil, which they are discharging; at
Portsmouth. They will sail again
The schooner Matthew Turner fin
ished loading lumber at the mill of the
Portland Lumber Company yesteraay
for New Zealand. Before sailing she
will be taken to St. Helens to have a
new jiggermast stepped.
The bar tug Tatoosh, of the Puget
Sound Tow Boat Company, has finished
towing barges to Alaska for the sea
son and is back on the Columbia River
The little steamer North King, tender
to the Nushagak River Cannery oi tne
Portland-Alaska Packing Company,
which arrived from Alaska a couple of
days ago. has been placed in Winter
Quarters at Goble.
r-antain Anderson, of tne scnooner
Ludlow, has reporter to me nyaro
graphic office of Portland that on
August 17, in latitude 46:16 north,
Innsritude 125.09 west, he sighted a
spar 50 feet long and 18 Inches in diameter.
Movements of Vessels.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 3. Left up at 8 A. M.,
steamer North King. Arrived down at S A.
M schooner Wm. Nottingham. Sailed at
8-30 A M., barkentine Thos. P. Emfgli. for
Valparaiso. auca j i-.o' r. ji.. nenuirn
naisv FreemAn andV Shoshone, for San Pe
dro. Arrived down at 5 P. M.. British steam
er Clan Maelver.
San f rancisco. tpi. -i. jirrivea i - --v.
M., stsamer Tamalpaia, from Portland.
Roonilng-Hoase landlord Defends
Tenants and Calls Commis
sion's Ways a Joke.
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 3. (To the
vice Commission Gentlemen.) I
nave reaa wltn much Interest your
secona report on the vice situation in
Portland and the interpretation you
have put upon it. I have also studied
the , joker which you publish in
it without a key. I own a building at
the southeast corner of Thirteenth and
Washington streets, the upper two
stories of which are used as a private
hotel called the Netherlands. If I have
Interpreted your map correctly, you
nave classed tnis as an Immoral place.
I have been renting property of various
kinds and for various purposes for the
past 35 years and I believe I am rated
as an honest, conservative and con
scientious man and landlord. This is
the nrst time my integrity or morality
has ever been publicly attacked.
I erected the building in question
about four years ago. refusing to en
tertain the proposition of upper stories
until I secured a tenant of unques
tioned character. I loaned the lady
the money to furnish it with at eight
per cent with no commissions to any
one. 1 thenjuilt as convenient a place
for her as my past experience had
suggested, giving all light rooms and
plenty of baths, making her rent 18
per room, which was 13 per room un
der the market at that time. She saved
$1500 oft her furniture by paying cash
no small profit' to begin with and
the house was a great success. After
two years her health failed and the
lease was transferred to the present
tenants. Mr. and Mrs. Bushong. I
looked carefully Into the character of
these people before consenting to the
transfer. I found them to be refined.
genteel people, and ones who would
no more countenance such proceeding
as you intimate than would any of
you people, who represent this com
mittee, think of introducing such char
acters into your own homes. In addi
tion to this, I have always kept an
eye on the class of roomers there; 'the
moving condition in their lease on the
subject you are investigating is as fol.
'It is the intention of the lessee of
these rooms to conduct a rooming-
house therein, and this lease is made
on the express condition and agree
ment that no Immoral person, or per
sons, or undesirable tenants shall be
allowed therein. It shall be conducted
as a first-class rooming-house in every
respect conforming to all the ordi
nances of the city. No single male
roomer eball be allowed to take a
woman to his room. No single woman
shall be rented a room unless she has
some regular occupation or means of
making a livelihood. Married couples
must be required to furnish satisfac
tory' references as to their respecta
bility. No room shall be rented tran
sient. A failure to observe these
clauses shall operate to the immediate
cancelling of this lease.'"
I understand your committee has ab
solutely refused to give your evidence
in these cases. I beg to inform you
that I have placed this matter in the
hands of my aftorney with instruc
tions, if he can legally do so, to make
you either produce your testimony in a
court of legal standing, retract your
statements concerning my property, or
commence proceeding for criminal libel.
I regret exceedingly the course you
have pursued in this inquiry and the
unnecessary odium you have brought
on our fair city and Its good name.
You have advertised us by your ac
tions all over the United States as the
most immoral city on the Pacific Coast.
This was not only unnecessary, but
very unjust. The vice conditions, while
admittedly bad, are no worse here
than in Seattle or Los Angeles and not
in the same class with San Francisco at
alL Your method of getting informa
tion in this matter is, in my judgment.
despicable matter, and one that
hould never have been used by honor-
ble men. You hire a man to attempt
to prostitute another man for the
sake of evidence, and such evidence is
not worth the paper it is written on,
as Is evidenced In the case of Witness
Franklin -in the Darrow trial recently
eld In Los Angeles. I protest most
earnestly against this persistent wash-
Suburbs of Oakland, California.
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Ins; of dirty clothes when it can as
well be done down cellar. There are
some rooming--houses In this city which
are not what they should be. Had
you desired to know which they were
you had only to call the first messen
ger boy you met and he could have
enumerated them on his fingers for
you. and the information would, I will
venture, to assert, have been nearer
the truth than what you have. With
this information in your hands you
could have gone to the landlord guilty
and either by persuasion or threats
have quietly and decently changed the
whole situation and none but the in
terested parties would ever have
known about it. It is now household
talk to children from whom such mat
ters should be kept as long as possible.
G. Keller Again Disappears.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 3. (Spe
cial.) Q. Keller, a painter who left
here mysteriously about two years ago
and returned after making a visit to
his home in Switzerland, where he had
not been for 4 years, is again mlsslriK,
having drawn out what money he had
in banks.
Geary Street, above Union Square
European Plan $1.60 a day up
American Plan $3.00 a day up
New steel and brick structure. Every
modern convenience. Moderate rates.
Center of theater and retail district.
Oncarlines transferring all over city.
Electric omnibus meets trains and
stami s.