T11J3 HOKS1KU OKKliUilAIV, FKIOAY, KU VlSJJlIiKK ZZ. Mere's'' the Greatest IHR0N6S GAZE AS BRICK ILLS FALL MARQUAM BUILDING, SHOWING EFFECT OF COLLAPSE. U it Value Y ? e ere 1 1 V iu-T 22 Up -to -Date Talking Ma- lollapss of Northeast Corner of Marquam Building Injures None. i -1 cf r' " - : 1 ; cnine Combinations Go on 1 i 5 If . .A S '-' ' ? : Sale Today and Tomorrow at Til Life . ... - ".J'"' i. 'i-J i ' .rrxt f 2 Pay $8.93 Down Balance $4 Mo.i.h!y V, . j REPAIRS WILL BE MADE v 3 i 14 Off ...4. i 7 T-X! r-3 i S '. -i.t First Three Floors Collapse at 4 A - M., and Vppcr Ones at 11 A. M Cause Is Mystery Rest of Structure Thought Safe. While dealing destruction In unex pected form to the northeast corner of lh Mrrnuam hlllldinir. at Sbtth and Morrison streets, yesterday morning:, fate was paradoxically kind In that It struck its blow at an hour when the rooms In the portion of the structure that collapsed and fell to the ground were- unoccupied. The first crash came at 4 o'clock In the morning. The three lower floors fell. On the floor above was Miss Eva AiHr!..h iirnhon onerator for the Equitable Hospital Association, the only person In the northeast corner of the building. She had time to call officers of the association on the telephone, no tifying them of the accident before she put on her hat and wraps to uepari. Thousands Watch Fall. She left and. with thousands of oth ers, awaited the collapse of the upper floors, which took place at 11 oclo.-K. a movlnr-Dlcture operator and a sore of cameras recorded the crumbling of the walls, while immense crowds tnat ini thn Postofflce lawn and the streets all around, looked on in excite ment. The Marquam building, which is one of the pioneer office buildings of the city, for the last three months nas Deen undergoing repairs. Its present owner, the Northwestern Fidelity Company, has contracted with the Sound Con struction Company, of Seattle, for re- nianinir the solid stone walls of the first story with modern steel supports It was to have been occupied after Jan uary 1 by the Portland Trust Company and the newly organized rsortnwesicrn National Bank. This work lias been rnmntl on all sides of the east half of the structure, excepting the extreme northeast corner. It was this corner that collapsed. What caused it to fall remains a mystery. Whether it was due to faulty construction at the time the building was put up or whether it was because of some miscalculation of the men in charge of the reconstruction is something that may never be deter mined. Building- to Be Inspected. A committee of expert engineers will make a careful technical examination of the remaining portions of the build ing today to determine whether they have been affected. If possible .they will learn, also, what caused yesterday's disaster. Opinions by architects and engineers who examined the building hastily yes terday after the upper floors had fal len declared that there 4s not the least danger to the remaining wings of the structure. The building originally was con structed with eight solid fireproof . walls, running its full width from north to south, exclusive of the ex terior walls, thus forming nine separ ate compartments, with the exception of the apertures cut , through these walls necessary to fortn the halls on each of the eight floors. It was the north half of the extreme east compartment that collapsed. The south half of this compartment, upon which rests thS tower of the southeast corner, already has Its underpinning of steel and concrete, placed there by the contractors now at work. There Is little possibility that this will fall. Rent of Structure Safe. McNaughton & Raymond, architects for the Northwestern Fidelity Com pany, the owners, already have filed plans for the reconstruction of the damaged portion with the Building In spector's office. R. E. Kraemer, a deputy In the Building Inspector's of fice, in the absence yesterday of Build ing Inspector Plummer, made a thor ough examination of the structure and pronounced an opinion, declaring the rest of the structure safe from possible collapse. Had the reconstruction work been allowed to proceed a few more days, to allow the contractors to place the steel supports . under the portion that fell. It is improbable that an accident would have occurred. Following the Becond crash yesterday, engineers' In struments were applied to the other parts of the building. Not the leas: deviation from the required lines was discovered. The Orpheum Theater Is closed tem porarily as a result of the accident. While the theater proper is not con tained in the Marquam building. Its entrance is through the middle com partment on Morrison street. Pending the investigation into the safety of the other parts of the structure, busi ness at the Orpheum is suspended. 'o Rent Paid for Entrance. Investigations following the events of yesterday disclosed that the owners of the Orpheum property pay no rent to the owners of the Marquam building for the use of their entrance. Judgo Marquam, the original owner of both the theater and the building bearing his name, constructed the two build ings at the same time, but his suc cessors sold them separately. An ease ment in the deeds requires the owners of the Marquam building proper to al low an alley 15 feet In width to remain open from both Sixth street and Sev enth street to the walls of the theater building. Should the present owners of the Marquam building deny the theater owners use of the entrance at any time they could gain access to their property through these alleys. Immediately following the accident officers of the Equitable Hospital As sociation opened offices in another por tion of the building. All their records and books were recovered. Dr. Q. A. Sabin, another occupant, lost a valua ble X-ray machine. Second Fall Foresee p. E. B. MacNaughton, of MacXaughton & Raymond, superintending architects, yesterday made the following state ment: "It Is apparent that the accident oc curred from the crushing of the brick in the second pier from the Selling building, on the Sixth-street side. None of the supporting timbers or steel was damaged or distorted in any way. It was obvious that the balance of this pier, together with the one adjacent on the south, would have to fall some time during the day. This occurred at 11 o'clock A. M., seven hours after , the first part of the section gave way. "A committee of competent struc tural engineers will make a thorough examination. l the building and will make a report on its stability. Chief leputy Building Inspector Kraemer, N acting for Building Inspector Plum mer. who was out of the city, made a survey of the building and said that I T i '4 87 'jr.- 1 c - "Ta r.i ) i k ' i 4 r t 5 - yi A 4 i- i. l I? ,1 1 IW ''J5 e 7 -;r 7 , Including 24 Selections PHOTOGRAPH OF NORTHEAST CORXER OF STRUCTURE AFTER ITS FALL, 4 Brow r r 1 1 tf !flVV o Value V". -WWifT'.?,- 4 ' f- F t- ,v " t " no harm had been done to the remain der of the building. 'Wall to Be Replaced. 'We have made careful soundings and are convinced that the remainder of the building is absolutely safe. It will take about five days to remove the debris and about three weeks to re place the wall. The drawings for the new wall already have been filed at the office of the Building Inspector. "Since operations were started In re modeling the structure daily readings have been taken on all the work by Surveyor Greenleaf in order to detect any slt'ns of movement or settlement that might occur. from the observa tions taken there was nothing to Indi cate any movement up to 5 o clock Wednesday afternoon." The feopie s Amusement company obtained about 200 feet of film show ing the actual collapse of the four upper floors of the Marquam building at 11 o'clock. From early morning the operator had been standing with his instrument focused upon the sag ging floors, with his hand on the crank, his eye on the tottering structure. When the crash came he started his machine and kept it running until the dust had settled after the crash. Orpheum Indefinitely Closed. By order of Fire Chief Dowell and Deputy Fire Marshal Boardman- yes terday afternoon the Orpheum closed its doors with the understanding that the theater would remain dark until city officials had investigated the re maining walls of the Marquam build ing to ascertain if they endangered the theater. The auditorium of the Orpheum is regarded as safe, but Fire Chief Dowell fears a panic might ensue if the north wail of the Marquam building fell while a show was in progress. It the intention of the contractors to raze the north wall and preparations were made for that step yesterday. The Orpheum is a distinct ly separate structure from the Mar quam building, but entrance to the theater is had through the Marquam building. FAITH HOT SHAKEN ARREST ANGERS MITCHELL Humiliation Suffered Estimated at $C5,000 in Damage Suit. James G. Mitchell, who was arrested by mistake a few days ago In connec tion with the crusade against immoral practices being waged by the Juvenile Court, has filed suit In Circuit Court for $25,000 damages. The defendam.s are Benjamin Brick and W. J. Jeffrey, the former a special and the latter a regular deputy of the Juvenile Court, and W. V. Tierney, who Is alleged to have made charges which led to Mitchell's arrest. Brick and Jeffrey maintain that they simply told Mitchell . that Chief Pro bation Offier White, of the Juvenile Court, wanted to see him and that he willingly accompanied them to the courthouse In an automobile, but Mitchell asserts that he was placed under arrest on a most humiliating charge and that It was chronicled In the newspapers. He declares that he feels, although he was exonerated, a deep sense of humiliation, as he walks along the streets of . the city, many people not knowing that his arrest was an error. ECZEMA CURED IX 10 TO SO DAYS. The Paris Medicine Co., 2624 Pine street, St. Louis, Mo., manufacturers of Laxative Bromo Quinine, have a new and wonderful discovery. GROVES SA NARE CUTIS, which they guarantee to cure any case of ECZEMA, no matter of how long standing, in 10 to 30 days, and will refund money if it fails. GROVE'S SA-NARE CUTIS is perfectly, clean and does not stain. If your drug gist hasn't it, send us 50c, in postage stamps, and it will be sent by mall. Don't miss the great Are picture at Globe Theater, 11th and Washington. 10c Chamber of. Commerce Reas sures Y. M. C..A. Men. ATTACKS HELD LIBELOUS Men's Methodist Social Union Passes Strong Indorsement of Organiza tion and Urges Steps- t Obtain Retraction. At almost every gathering of public men and women, of private citizens and of church people some speaker or other has made an appeal to the peo ple to do their best to counteract the reports spread regarding the Young Men's Christian Association by the Fortland Dally News. l Chamber of Commerce trustees drew up a resolution yesterday'in which it expressed regret "that the Portland Y. M. C. A. had been maligned, grossly by nil attempt to connect It with the recent charges of depraved practices," and the resolution goes oh to say: "We take this occasion to express our un shaken confidence in the Y, M. C. A. as an institution standing high among those m orking for the moral and phy sical benefit of the community." Methodist Men Act. At -a representative gathering yes terday of the Methodists of Portland, the occasion being a luncheon under thit auspices of the Men's Methodist Social Union, a strong Indorsement of the Y. M. C. A. and a condemnation of the methods of the Daily News was given In the form of a resolution. After declaring that "a bitter and unwarranted attack has been made by th.j Daily News of this city upon the local Y. M. C. A. and upon its leader ship," the resolution goes On to say that the Y. M. C. A. "stands, as every body knows everywhere, for the best and the highest moral and spiritual life in a community; Its leaders always are willing to co-operate with every organization standing for human bet terment and it has for 45 years been working incessantly in our midst for a finer citizenship and. a nobler man hood. "Secretary Stone and his able corps of assistants have already proven themselves to be wise in leadership, careful in administration, rational and helpful In counsel and willing to do their utmost for men and boys, for homes in Portland and for the good of all." and therefore "we condemn this method of attack in the aforesaid pa per as being cruel, base and reprehen sible and utterly devoid of the princi ples which should actuate reputable journalism. Redress la Advocated. "Wo are glad to take this opportu nity to express our sympathy with the officers and leaders of the Y. M. C. A. under this hustile criticism and express t:i ther.i, to Secretary Stone and his as sociates, our utmost confidence in them &n.i iu the institution, which has dem onstrated itself to be one of the finest assets of Portland. "We urge the representatives of the Y. M. C. A. to take prompt steps to obtain a full retraction and to secure adequate redress or punishment for the perpetrators of this gross libel." The resolution is signed by J. L. Hewitt and B. Lee Paget, who com posed the committee appointed for the purpose. The North East Side Improvement Club, which meets tonight at 8 o'clock in the Alblna Library, also will pass resolutions of confidence in the Y. M. C. A. East Side Men Take Action. At a meeting of the East Side Busi ness Men's Club last night at the Hotel Clifford East Morrison street It was declared to be the sense of the mem A Real $75 Never before' and maybe never again will we be In a position 'to offer so much Talking Machine value. This combination includes one latest style talking machine, together with a hand some cabinet to match, as shown in illustration (holds 175 records and 24 selections). Remember this Is a strictly latest style modern hornless talking machine, equipped with all the latest improve ments and a tone volume surprisingly full, sweet and true. The Talking Machine Headquarters Almost One-Half the Price The- motor Is a soundless double spring drive, which will run three rec ords at one winding. Can be rewound while playing. Also equipped with the finest speed regulator. In fact it is complete in every respect. Will play any 10 or 12-inch disc record, besides being equipped with the new tone con trol shutters, which are found only In the highest-priced instruments. These tone control shutters work on tho same principle as the mammoth cost ly church pipe organs. This is the very latest improvement in talking ma chines and is the only successful way to positively control the tone volume. ivemember, this combination offer includes a fine brand new, latest style talking machine. 24 selections and a beautiful record cabinet (holds 175 rec ords), in which to keep them. "Surely this is a extraordinary opportunity actually a $75 value for $13.90. Be on hand early. Eilers Building 7th and Alder Streets rage that should be resented by every civic organization. The following statement was Issued: I ' "We, the members of the East Side Business Men's Club, desire to express our sincere regret that the good name of the Portland Y. M. C. A. has been associated with the recent expose of vice through an evening paper. We regard the Y. M. C. A. as one or the erreat educational institutions and moral forces of Portland and the Northwest, which has been instru mental in assisting thousands of young men of this city by opening oppor tunities for them, and deeply deplore any attempt to besmirch the good name and reputation of the Portland Y. M. C. A. and thereby Impair Us ability to aid young men. We believe that every patriotic citizen of Portland should rally to the support of this Institution and exDress our confidence in the management of the Portland Y. M. C, A., believing that it is doing a great work for young men. fled that the child darted into the street directly behind a street car and in front of the automobile, and that the driver swerved, wrecking his car against the street car and hitting the child only with the confer of ihe rear fender. Benninghoven Is Exonerated. Fullest exoneration was given by a Coroner's Jury yesterday to Paul Ben ninehoven. who. In his automobile, struck Sherman Sorsby, 5 years old, at n,ast Fiftieth street and Hawthorne avenue Wednesday and knocked the child to the pavement so that he died. The Jury found that the accident was unavoidable and that Mr. Benning bers present that-the recent attack on I boven had used every possible effort to the Portland Y. M. u. A. is an out-1 avert ine gieamer. witnesses icau Glass poles for telephone and telegraph work are to be Installed in tropical coun tries, where the -insects and animals are very destructive to wood. Good Furniture " Holds First Place in the Estimation of Buyers of the Practical Kind oi Gifts Permanency should be the first consideration of every buyer of furniture. Permanency of design, permanency of construction and permanency of finish. Furniture to ' be good must embody all these. Pieces selected accord ingly possess the highest value, whether for personal use or for gift purposes. None but furni ture pieces of this character find a place on our floors, no matter what their price might be. And yet one must not get the idea that furniture to be "good" must be expensive. An inspection of our displays will reveal hundreds of pieces of "good" furniture at most moderate prices. Here are some suggestions of appropriate gift pieces from our gift section main floor: Solid Mahogany Music Bench, cabinet top, in Colonial design, like illustration above, at $25. Solid Mahogany Sewing Table, with drop leaf sides, pedestal base and two drawers, with needle tray; all inside work of mahogany; like illustration Deiow, zpdZV. Solid Mahogany Magazine Stands, from $18 up. Solid Mahogany Footstools, with upholstered tops, from $6 up. Solid Mahogany Serving Trays, made by Cowan, from $11 up. Solid Mahogany Pedestals, from $15 up. Christmas selections made now will be held for future delivery if desired. . c Out-of-Town Orders and Inquiries .Given Most Prompt and Careful Attention. J. G. MACK & CO. Fifth and Stark Damp Car Kills Man. The swinging steel door of an auto matic dump car, striking Thomas Killcullen, an employe of the O.-W. R. & N. Co., killed him Instantly, at East First and Davis streets, yesterday, and J. Bentley, another workman, sus tained injuries. The two men were working on an excavation when the heavy door swung back unexpectedly and hit them. Bentley was taken to the hospital. Eotn men wore unat tached here, so far as could be learned. PEN'MSI IIRDS.' FRIDAY SPECIAL. We offer our 2 wines at II a gallon; $1.50 wines at 75c a gallon; Straight Kentucky Whisky, 7 years old. regular M.50 at j:!.5t) a gallon; Kenturky Whisky, regular $3.50. at $2.50 a gal lon; $3 grade Whisky, $2.10 a gallon. Fridav onlv. 379 E. Morrison st. Phones East 287, B 2426. Free delivery. Within a vear tho population of Buenos Ayres has Increasp.l almost o.iOQ. ... ."Mi'... .. . . ...... -.- : : iW . - l ifV latti4MdMII-dllJddadUilidm-dtt 1 Interior View of John Ecklund's Liquor Store. THANKSGIVING SALE SPECIALS IN Whiskies and Brandies California Brandy, per bottle.. 75 California Grape Brandy, bot...90 Old Starling, quarts 75 Canadian Rye, bottle 75 Old Hobby, quarts $1.00 Old Hobby, bottled in bond, quarts at $1.25 Jas. E. Pepper, bottled in bond, quarts at $i.25 Cream Rye, quarts r....$1.00 No. 1, bottled in bond, qts., $1.00 Hill and Hill, bottled in bond, per bottle 85 Choice California Wines FORT SHERRY MUS AT, ANGELICA per gallon, in cluding jug. Higher Grade Wines LUND-VISTA $1 and $1.50 per gallon CONNCISSIUR $2 and $2.50 per gallon JOHN ECKLUND 123 and 125 First Street, Between Washington and Alder. Phones Main 1934 and A 1934. . ' Free Prompt Anto Delivery.