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TTIE 3IORNTXO OREGONIAN. THTJRSDAT, OCTOBER 22, 1914.
CT1Y NEWS IN BRIEF
OBEGOIflAIf TELEPHOXES. "
Managing Editor Main 7070. A 60!)5
City Editor Main 7070. A 60'.3
Sunday Editor Main 7070. A 6005
Advertising Department. ..Main 7070, A 60U5
City Circulation Main 770, A 60.(5
Companing-room ........ .Main 7070, A 6095
Printing-room . . Main 7070, A 6CM5
Superintendent Buiiding. ..Main 7070, A. 6095
HEILIG THEATER (Broadway, at Taylor)
The spectacular melodrama, "The
"Whip." Tonight at 8 o'clock.
BAKER Baker Players in "Broadway
Jones." Tonight at S:l& o'clock.
I.YR1C (Fourth and Stark) Musical com
edy, "When Hubby Came Home," this af
ternoon at 2:30 and tonight at 7:30 and
PAXTAOES (Broadway and Aldert Per
formances 2:15, 7:30 and 8:30 P. M-
MARCUS LOEW EMPRESS (Broadway and
Yamhill) Continuous from 1:30 to 11.
Moving Picture Theaters.
PEOPLE'S West Park and Alder.
MAJESTIC Park and Washington.
COLUMBIA Sixth, near Washington.
GLOBE: Eleventh and Washington.
NEW STAR Park and Washington.
OAKS RINK Roller skating. Special attractions.
Church Festival Begins Todat.
Arrangements have been completed for
the seventh anniversary festival in
honor of the founding of the Holy
Redeemer parish on Vancouver avenue
and Dekum avenue. Piedmont, which
will open today and continue till Sat
urday night. The hall has been attrac
tively decorated. Booths have been
erected and a "country store" will
cater to the necessities of the public
An oyster supper will be served to
morrow night. The committee in
charge consists of Mrs. P." E. Sullivan,
Mrs. F. X. LeDoui, Mrs. IX O'Sullivan,
Mrs. Terry, Mrs. Littlejohn, Mrs.
Hogan, Mrs. Leader, Mrs. Norman, Mrs.
Hubach, Mrs. King. Mrs. McNabb, Mrs.
Sauvle, Mrs. McGinn. Mrs. Cook, Mrs.
Clarke, Miss Julia Moore and Miss lone
l(PBOVEMBNT DISCONTINUANCE DENIED.
On the strength of assertions of
William A. Marshall to the effect
that signatures on. a remon
strance against the paving of East
Thirtieth street from Alberta street to
Ainsworth avenue are not all genuine
and were secured by misrepresenta
tion, the City Commission withheld tl.
discontinuance of proceedings for tlft
improvement, as asked in the remon
strance. In a communication from Mr.
Marshall read before the Council it
was asserted that some of the names
were not signed by the actual per
sons, having been signed by others.
The matter was referred to Commis
sioner Dieck. for investigation.
Funesal of Mrs. D. Cason Is Todat.
The funeral services of Mrs. Delilah
Cason, who died Tuesday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. W. D. Hurlbut,
will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock
from the home of Mrs. H. P. Le,
daughter of Mrs. Cason. The inter
ment will be made in Lono Fir Ceme
tery. Mrs. Cason was a pioneer of
1853, and was 87 years and 7 months
old. 2She is survived by nve children,
Mrs. W. D. Hurlbut, Mrs. H. P. Lee,
Mrs. Virginia Moir. Mrs. Edith V. Moir
and Charles F. Cason. Rev. Thomas
W. Lane, of Centenary Church, will
officiate, assisted by Rev. E. S. Bol
linger, of the Highland Congregational
Penitentiary Guard "Wanted. The
United States Civil Service Commis
sion announces that an examination
will be held in Portland on November
18, to fill a vacancy in the position
of guard. United States Penitentiary,
McNeil Island, Wash., salary $840 a
year. Applicants must be between 21
and 60 years of age, must be not
less than ' 5 feet 8 inches high, and
must weigh not less than 145 pounds.
Complete information and application
blanks may be obtained from T. V.
Hutchins, local secretary, Postoffice
building. Portland, Or.
Grand-Avenub Bridge Contract Let.
A contract was awarded by the" City
Commission yesterday to Jeffrey &
Bufton for the repairing of the deck
of the Grand-avenue bridge over Sul
livan's Gulch. The contract amounts
to $7990. The deck of the bridge is
in bad condition, several sections of
the decking having dropped out. Re
pairs will amount to about $10,000 in
cluding the steel work, which was
damaged in part by a fill under the
bridge by the North Bank Railroad.
The railroad company has agreed to
stand its share of the cost.
Firefighter's Widow to Get Salary.
As compensation for the death of her
husband, who was killed while fighting
a forest fire near the Wenatchee Na
tional forest last Summer, Mrs. Mary
T. Bell, widow of Wilfred Bell, of
Leavenworth, Wash., will receive her
husband's salary from the Forestry
Department for one year. The sum
will amount to $1085. Wilfred Bell
was killed by a falling tree on Au
gust 12, 1912. The announcement to
this effect was received by the local
Forest Service yesterday.
Y. M. C. A. School, Work Recognized.
Students in the freshman year of
the University of Oregon medical
department may make up conditions In
rhysics and biology in the Y. M. C. A,
classes, according to announcement by
R. C. French, educational work secre
tary of the Y. M. C. A., yesterday.
This is the result of an arrangement
with the faculty of the university. A
new physics class has been organized
at the Y M. C. A. under the leader
ship of N. D. Blair,
Oresham High School Site Offered.
The Gresham school district No. 4
voted at the special election to donate
the site purchased in Cleveland's Addi
tion last Spring to the proposed union
high school. The site comprises five
acres and is near the center of the
district. Nine districts are interested
and will vote on the question in De
cember. If favorable the union school
board will be organized and the build
ing erected by next Fall.
Bar Association to Discuss Measures.
Further action will be taken by the
Multnomah County Bar Association at
a regular meeting next Tuesday night
in making recommendations on const!
tutional amendments and other
measures to be voted upon at the
coming election. President Boothe
desires a full attendance and post
cards will be sent to members advising
mem of the coming -meeting.
Varsity Coilkction to Bb Studied.
A collection of Oregon birds and
animals belonging to the University
oi Oregon will be brought to Portalnd
soon and displayed ' in the Portland
schools in connection with nature
study work. The pupils In that depart
ment will learn the names from the
specimens- and in the Spring will do
field work in the study of the same
specimens rrom life.
in the suit to recover damages.
uasoune Burns Woman. While
cleaning a dress with gasoline near
ine Kiicnen stove In her residence 1597
Sandy boulevard, yesterday. Mrs. A. R.
was sugnuy burned and sev
eral hundred dollars' worth of dam
age was done to the residence when
me gasoline exploded.
Autoist Fined $20. H. A. Ward
.07 Salmon street, was flnwri n n
Municipal Court yesterday after being
passing a streetcar on
Jenerson street, which was discharg
ing passengers. wards automobile
struck Mrs. Addie Hanson while she
AtisuLiug irum me car.
Land Show Patronesses Mef-t Twrrt
day. The meeting of the patronesses
of the Manufacturer's and Land
Products Show has been changed to
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 at the
It Looks Likb Higgs. Paid by Hlggs
ooosier liuu uy r runes DTye. sec 291
Yes, this is a Prohibition year, party
wen as amendment. Adv.
Policeman Defendant in Suit. !
That Strangler Smith, formey a pro
fessional wrestler, used undue xorce
and caused injuries in effecting his
arrest is the basis for a suit for $2000
damages brought against the Strangler,
otherwise known as Charles Backsy,
and the National Surety Company, by
Orville S. Babcock, which went to
trial yesterday before Judge Gatens.
It is alleged that the defendant, a
member of the harbor police patrol,
arrested the plaintiff a year ago last
April. The officer's bondsmen are named
Gresham Woman Dies in Michigan.
Word has been received here of the
death of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown at
Battle Creek, Mich., October 17, of
heart trouble. Mrs. Brown was an old
resident of Eastern Multnomah County
on the Fancher farm .near Gresham.
Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, G. C.
Fancher, of Troutdale, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. Cora Hornecker, of Gresham,
and Mrs. Luna McConnell, of Bowens,
Y. M. C. A. Ribbon Contest On. The
ribbon athletic contest, consisting of a
series of competitive athletic events
among the junior members of the Y. M.
C. A., will open in the near future.
Seven indoor meets probably will be
held before the final contest next
March. Three ribbons will be awarded
to the winners of each preliminary
contest- Only ribbon winners will be
allowed to enter the final contest, for
which medals will be given as prizes.
Lew Torbett Starts Lira Term.
Deputy Sheriff Otto H. Kulper took
Lew Torbett to Salem yesterday, where
he will begin to serve""his life sentence
at the Penitentiary for murder la the
second degree of which he was con
victed two years ago. Torbett slew
his sweetheart's mother. An appeal to
the Supreme Court resulted In the sen
tence of the lower court being affirmed.
Railway Head to Address Board.
Franklin T. Griffith, president of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power
Company, will address the Portland
Realty Board at its weekly luncheon in
the rooms of the Commercial Club to
morrow on "Co-operation." Fred A.
Jacobs will preside and a quartet from
the Pantages Theater will provide
East Alder-Street Sewer Planned.
Plans have been prepared for a trunk
sewer on East Alder street, from 133
feet west of East Second street to the
Willamette River at an estimated cost
of $20,582. The district to be assessed
is practically the same as was as
sessed for the Sunnyide sewer, which
was built about 20 years ago.
"The New Literature" Topic.
"The New Literature" will be the sub
ject of Dr. Charles H. Chapman's
lecture tonight in Library HalL This
is the fourth of his series on current
history, given under the auspices of
the Oregon Civic League. Mrs. F. S.
Myers will act as chairman. The meet
ing will be public.
Teachers "to Meet Saturday. The
teachers of the ungraded rooms in the
public schools will meet at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning in the room of the
School Board in the Courthouse. "Ex
ceptional Children" will bo the topic
for discussion. The teachers of science
will meet October 31 and teachers of
history November 7.
Church to Hold Benefit. For the
benefit of the church organ fund a
concert will be given tomorrow night
in the Immanuel Lutheran Church,
Nineteenth and Irving streets. A num
ber of leading members of the local
musical set have donated their serv
ices for the event.
Troutdale Local Option Election
Set. A local option election will be
held In Troutdale November 3. Peti
tions for this election were filed by
the dry advocates of that place. None
will be held in Gresham before 1915.
Haslet Rally Friday evening at
8 o'clock, Scandinavian Hall. Adv.
SHOW CLUB NIGHT SET
ALL EAST SIDE RESIDENTS
HOLD OCTOBER. 27.
Keep Date to See Land Products Exht-
hlbttion Is Plea of Business Men's)
Club Prizes to Be Given.
All East Side residents who attend
the Manufacturers' and Land Products
Show next Tuesday flight and wear a
numbered badge of the East Side Busi
ness Men's Club 'will have a chance to
secure a $20 gold piece, according to
the programme that is being worked
The club, with the Portland Retail
Association, has been assigned Tuesday
ght at the show, and will make a
special effort to secure the attendance
of East Side people on that night. At
a meeting of the committee of ar
rangement yesterday, composed of Dan
Kellaber, L. M. Lepper, Wilson Bene
fiel, H. H. Haynes and H. A. Calef, it
was decided to invite by postal cards
all East Side residents to set aside the
night of October 27 to attend the
"The Manufacturers' and Land Prod
ucts Show," said Chairman Kellaher,
'deserves all the support and encour
agement we can give. The East Side
Business Men s Club and the Mer
chants' - Retail Association have been
given Tuesday night, and it Is up to
this club and the people of the East
Side to turn out on that night. It is
worth while. The Manufacturers' As
sociation has spent a lot of money for
this show, and we should do our part
and show our appreciation."
Assistant Secretary Hall was in
structed to send out several hundred
special invitations to members, their
families and their friends to attend the
show on October 27.
All the badges worn will be num
bered and the lucky number will draw
a $20 gold piece. The Veteran Drum
Corps will be engaged to furnish mu
sic for the march at the show just be
fore the $20 is drawn.
BOARD TO J)0N OVERALLS
Oregon City Merchants to Fill Up
Holes Along Main Street. -
OREGON CITY, Or., Oct. 21 (Spe
cial.) In an effort to patch up tem
porarily some of the perilous shoals
along Main street, the Oregon City
Board of Trade will spend Thursday
working on the street.
The merchants will don overalls and
sweet dispositions and arm themselves
with shovels and picks. At the sound
of the firebell, to be rung at 8 A. M.,
the fun will start.
The repairs will render the street
safe until next Spring, when new pave
ment is to be put down. The action la
taken because the Council is just now
powerless to act, as charter provisions
require a lapse of 90 days following the
filing of a remonstrance before im
provements can be ordered.
Stylish, durable, serviceable; sold to
you direct; no jobber's profit, conse
quently no middle-man's profit; last,
but not least, no high ground-floor
rent profit. Priced at $12.75 and $14.75.
Jimmy Dunn, Oregonian bldg 3d floor.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our many friends
for their kindness, sympathy and beau
tiful floral offerings during our be
reavement and loss of wife and mother.
J. O. BERG.
Adv. VERDI BERG AND WIFE.
FLYING SQUADRON DUE
three: divisions start Oregon
prohibition work tomorrow.
Portland, Salem and Roaebarg to Be
Scene of First Efforts Rose City
Rink Seating Rtunifci
A series of prohibition meetings in
Portland, Salem and Roseburg- will be
started tomorrow by the Flying
Squadron of America. They will con
tinue for three days, each of the three
groups into which the squadron Is
divided passing a day in each city.
In Portland, the meetings will be
held In the Rose City skating rink.
East First and East Morrison streets.
By rearranging the floor space it is
believed that 2000 persons can be ac
commodated at each 'meeting.
With the first section of the
squadron, which will be here Friday,
are Dr. Daniel A. Poling, a former
Portland man who now resides in Bos
ton, Mass., and Dr. Clarence True Wil
son, once a Portland resident, secre
tary of the temperance society of the
iletnodlst Church. Rev. Mr. Poling is
associate president of the United
Society of . Christian Endeavor. He acts
as secretary of the squadron. Dr.
Wilbur F. Sheridan, of Chicago, gen
eral secretary of the Epworth Leagues
or America; E. o. Excell. of Chicago,
musical director, and A. W. Roper, of
w inona Lake, lnd., also are with the
In the second group, which will reach
Portland Saturday, are: Clinton N.
Howard, of Rochester, N. Y.. orator
and lecturer; Mrs. Culla J. Vaghinger,
or upland, lnd.; Charles M. Scanlon,
of Pittsburg, Pa.; Everett R. Naftzger.
Indianapolis, lnd.; Hugh Porter, Marion,
ind., and Miss Laura Shawe, of Dan
The third party will lecture In Port
land Saturday. The members are: J.
Frank Hanley Indianapolis. Ind.:
Oliver W. Stewart, Chicago; Dr. Ira
Landrith, Nashville, Tenn.; John B.
Lewis, Boston; Fredrick Butler,
Yonkers, N. Y.; Mrs. Butler and Miss
Vera Mullin, of Winchester, Ind.
DISEASE CARRIER FOUND
Milwaniie Girl Said to Bear Germs
of Diphtheria to Others.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Oct. 21. (Spe
cial.) What is medically known aw a
carrier" has been discovered by tne
State Board of Health in the Milwaukie
diphtheria epidemic, and it is believed
that the spread of the disease can now
be successfully combatted.
County Health Officer Van Brakle
said today that a Milwaukie youngster
has been carrying the disease germs
in her throat, and, .JthouRh without
symptoms of the malady herself, has
conveyed the disease to -other chil
dren. Because two families afflicted
with the disease have been found dis
obeying the quarantine restrictions.
Dr. Van Brakle has appointed Dr. W. R
Taylor a special deputy and T. W.
Kelly as a special guard.
LINN HAS 10,756 VOTERS
Republicans Outnumber Democrats
by 50 Per Cent.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 21. (Special.)
With 10,756 voters registered when the
books closed for the general election,
Linn County has by far the largest
registration in its history. Women
registered rapidly during the past two
weeks and this made a net gain In
the county's total registration since
the primaries of 2364.
Republicans outnumber Democrats by
1767, the number registered in each
party being: Republican, 6241; Dem
ocratic, S474; Prohibition. 95; Progres
sive, 111; Socialist, 345; Independent.
573; refused to state political affilia
tions, 41; miscellaneous. 15.
CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my friends for their
kindness to me during the illness and
death of my wife. Louise Bente, and
also for the many beautiful floral tributes.
Adv. FRITZ BENTE.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21,, (Special.) The
following from Portland. Or., are rear
lstered at Chicago hotels: Congress.
M. C. Koesher; Great Northern. Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Lei Kh ton.
a reel playhouse
Park Stark West Park
Opening Date Will
Be Positively An
IT CAN'T BE DONE. .
'TWAS SOME JOB
TO YOUR BREASTS;
A REALITY '
NO COMMENTS NOW.
YOU SEE IT
A NEW COMBINATION
THAT YOU'LL LIKE;
THE VERY BEST
THAT MONEY CAN BUY
SPICED WITH OTHER
YOU'LL NOT BE
- REEL SHOWS.
Book tolling how easy ft I. to
euro LIQUOR. BEl'C and TO
BACCO habits. Sent sea.lad
and unmarked. Mention whlcn.
you ars Interested In. WHITE CROSS IN
STITUTE, Tit Divll 8t Portland, Or,
fflli For a Pleasant Trip JIJ
I TACOMA or SEATTLE 11-
ffl VS. FOUR TRAINS J '
Day trains three between Portland and
Puget Sound, carry parlor cars, high-back
eat modem coaches, dining cars; night train
has standard and tourist Bleeping ears, ,
TO AND FROM '
Three fine trains each day.
RAYMOND, SOUTH BEND, 0LYMPIA
Tickets and all information at
255 MORRISON ST. Phones Main 214, A 1244.
A. D. CHARLTOM, A. d. P. JL-. Ptn-tlM. Onssa.
EXCURSION FARES from all stations to
Manufacturers' and Land Products Show.
Portland, October 2S-Novembr 14.
Northern Pacific Railway
Direct and Only Line to Gardiner Gateway. Origrin.il and Northern Yellowstone
YOU HAD BETTER DO YOUR ORDERING HERE.
THE GOODS ARE RIGHT AND THE PRICES ARE RIGHT.
We Do a Large Business. NUT CED.
"The Store of Quality."
L. MAYER & CO.
"Portland's Exclusive Handlers of Everything Good to Eat."'
148 Third St. A 4432-Main 9432
Just look over this list of New Goodies and not the prices:
Gloucester, Mass., Codfish in 2-lh. boxes, box '. ...60t?
New Eastern Chestnuts (for eating), lb - 40
1914 Crop Wild Rice, lb 40
Lady Betty Spiced Water Melon, jar.... 50c
Lady Betty "Pleasant Journey Boxes," each $1.65
Ballygreen Dairy Farm Little Pig Pork Sausages in link and
meat form; meat 35 lb.; links
FOR THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, we offer you these .
regular stocked groceries at a slight reduction:
New Comb Honey, in full combs, comb 15c
C. & B. Kippered Herring, reg. 35c tin, now 25
Kichen Bouquet, reg. 35 c bottle, now 2 bottles for 55
McHlhenny's Tobasco Sauce, reg. 45c bottle, now T..40
New Hawaiian Pineapple, "Hunt's," tin 20
Mayer's O. P. S. Rye or Bourbon, 7-year-old, in full quart
bottles, per bottle ..$1.50
IN OUR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE DEPARTMENT:
Fresh Raspberries received daily.
New fancy Artichokes, 3 for 2o
Celery Hearts, Hothouse Tomatoes, Ripe Persimmons and Fresh
Hood River Extra Fancy Apples, per box, 5J1.T5 and $1.50.
Ripe, fine Florida Grape Fruit. Pineapples.
Tours for Quality." "On the Great Light Way."
What is the World's
Finest Whiskey? Wli
EDAR BROOK, to be mrtT istaT
I. That's a question quickly an- Ijtixll
swered by those who know 1 155 la
good whiskey. And the result ia fPlffl
that CEDAR BROOK is the largest J.,P 5 B: 1
selling brand of high grade Kentucky fJ'uf'll
whiskey in tne world. If you want Xv?""5" 1L
to be certain, say, "CEDAR BROOK, gg'S.
to be sure" at
An leading Club. Barm, Remtamr- I 'ft ' 1
ants. Hotels, and also at mil tV t
leading Dealers rum iii i in"
Hotel Ca.rlf oo
Fourteenth and Washington Streets
CHAIRS TO EECANE.
School for the Adult Blind.
11th and Davis.
For particulars call J. F. Meyers,
Phone Main 543.
Rooms, with bath. .$1.50 day
Rooms, without bath. $1 day
All 'outside rooms, fireproof
construction. Special rates
for permanent guests.
E0SS FTNNEGAN, Mgr.
VICTOR BRANDT. Prop.
FOOK SANG & CO
Z46 fine Street, Portland, Or.
those A 3770
CHINESE PIKE J.VDE JKWET.RT.
Gold bracelets, signet rlncs. belt buckle
in any design, made to order, with nam, or
good luclc Chines, character. snKtsvetl
thereon. Prices reuonshla Order, prompt
ly e&.cuteo ana sent prepaid anrwner.
b. We are slrliled Chinese Jewelers.
MX itt IIUU.NU, MAXAGUt,
The Committee of One Hundred is now engaged in checking np
the lists of Portland signers of the "declaration of principles,",
appearing as a paid advertisement of the OREGON STATE
BREWERS' ASSOCIATION in yesterday morning's Oregonian.
We have found many persons who assert their names and those
of their firms were signed without authority. Particularly is this
the case of the Union Meat Company. There are a number of similar
In many instances prominent business men whose names appear
in the advertisement assert they never signed any such ridiculous
statement as the "declaration of principle." Some say they signed it
without reading it, and don't agree with it. anyway.
. It is a slow matter to interview all whose names have been used,
but the Committee of One Hundred hopes to announce results from
day to day.
In almost every instance business men who admitted having
signed "some statement" declared they did not authorize the public
use of their names and certainly are not prepared to be one of those
accepting the challenge of the Committee of One Hundred.
When the check is completed the Committee of One Hundred will
publish the names of 100 of those who are willing for their names to
appear, according to the terms of the challenge, which appears below,
The challenge was published over a week ago in The Evening Tele
"The Committee of One Hundred
consists of business and professional
men and women from all over Oregon.
We are making a fight on behalf of a
dry Oregon. We have heard a great'
deal about what Oregon dry will do
for Oregon. While we know business
will be far better all over the state,
as has been proved in every dry town
in Oregon, the wet interests tell us
business will be doomed unless we vote
for the saloon. They tell us we won't
be able to rent our property unless we
have the saloon. They tell us thou
sands and thousands of men will be
out of work unless we have the sa
loon, quite regardless of fact that
through the saloon more men lose
their jobs than through any other half
"They tell us Mr. Roosevelt favors
the saloon. Promptly Mr. Roosevelt
comes out for a dry state. They tell
us President Wilson Is against a dry
state. Very promptly indeed, Mr. Wil
son denies it. . ihey tell us ijinooin
was opposed to prohibition. The
facts are that Lincoln was opposed to
the liquor traffic in all its forms, not
by statements that were never made,
but by authentic reports of his
speeches. They quote from people far
back in history, bo far we have not
heard from Julius Caesar and Soc
"They tell us business is
bad in dry towns. We prove
by figures that it is better,
far better, and we quote
leading merchants to prove
"They tell us a lot of
things about Kansas which
Kansans say are untrue. The
same statement applies to
"Now who is. sponsoring
."Not the brewers of Portland, for
evidently .they are not interested in
the campaign sufficiently to sisrn any
of the costly ads or expensive posters.
The 'Taxpayers and Wage tamers
League' fathered some of the above
statements. But the 'Taxpayers' and
Wage Earners' League' has been shown
to consist of two persons, Airs. Duni
way and Dr. Talbott, and Dr. Talbott
has resigned. Moreover, Mrs. Duni
way herself, the president of the
'league,' repudiated the Lincoln state
ment and said she did not believe it
herself. And as this same 'Taxpay
ers' and Wage Earners' League,' of
one person is repudiated even by its
president for its ofticial utterances,
we are compelled to make this an open
statement, instead of addressing the
league direct. We would like to see
the wet statements vouched for by
persons of prominence in Oregon, not
by leagues that do not exist.
"So we challenge the wet interests
of Oregon to produce a 'Committee of
One Hundred sympathetic supporters
who are ready to stand out in the
open in support of a wet state, and as
soon as the names are furnished we
shall publish them in every paper in
Portland, parallel with the names of
the members of this body, and leave
the people to draw their own infer
"The members of the Committee of
One Hundred are drawn from every
rank in life. The payroll alone of
the committee, for which its members
are directly responsible, runs to over
$6,000,000 a year. The members of
the committee employ many thousands
of men. Now, when they say that
business will be improved under a dry
state thev are talking about what
"They know that as the Oregon dry
amendment does not take eliect till
January 1, 1916, there will be more
than, a year for readjustment. They
know that the choice saloon property
will be in quick demand for other lines
of business. They know that only
292 persons, including managers and
stenographers, are employed in Ore
gon breweries, so they wonder why
the fact that Oregon will save some
thing like $15,000,000 a year from the
abolition of the saloon will hurt busi
"As a matter of fact, they know
that the voting out of the saloon will
bring better business, prosperity and
good times in very short order after
the amendment takes effect. They
know that this $15,000,000 will then
be available for groceries, real estate
and homes, not to speak of other lines
"Knowing all these things, they ask
the wet interests to produce the names
of 100 reputable Oregonians to back
up their statements.
Paid Advertisement by the Committee of One Hundred, 743 Morgan Building,
to the , Public
of One Hundred
The Committee of One
Hundred asked for the
names of 100 Oregonians
willing to sponsor the vari
ous mis-statements appear
ing in the newspapers and on
billboards in Portland and
throughout the state.
The Committee of One
Hundred did not ask for a
number of Portland taxpay
ers who are opposed to the
dry movement that would
be silly; we know that there
are plenty of them.
"We might have published
the names of the 42,000 per
sons who signed the Oregon
dry petition. ,
The Committee of One
Hundred wanted to know
and still wants to know the
names of 100 Orecronians
willing to sponsor the state-'
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Several of these are re
peated in the advertisement:
The statement that 10,000
men will be thrown out of
work as a result of state
The statement that 500
stores will be for rent as a re
sult of state-wide prohibi
tion. The statement that 1500
residences will be for rent as
the result of state -wide
- But, the Committee of One
Hundred is now asking ev
ery signer of the so-called
"declaration" the following
Do we understand by this adver
tisement in The Oregonian that you
are simply opposed to Prohibition or
that you stand sponsor for the fol
1 The" statement that Mr. Lincoln
was opposed to Prohibition.
2 The statement that" Ex-Presi
dent Roosevelt is opposed to Prohi
3 The statement that President
Wilson is opposed to Prohibition.
4 The statement that business is
bad in dry towns.
5 The statement that 95 per cent
of the bankers in Kansas do NOT f a-
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6 The statement that Oregon dry
will throw 10,000 men out of work.
7 The statement that 500 fine busi
ness locations will be for rent No
vember 3, 1914, if the state goes dry.
8 The statement that 1000 other
fine business locations will be for rent
November 3, 1914, if the state goes
9 The deliberate registration of
floaters in the North End. .