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THE MORXIXG OREGOMAX. TTTORSDAY. JTJLT 8. 1915.
Reinstatement of Janitor Ends
Test in Supreme Court of
Civil Service Power.
VICTORY MR. BAKER'S FIRST
ew Commissioner Wins Fight lor
Adoption or Resolution Action
Long Contested Brought to
Close to Save Veteran's Job.
Russell Chamberlain. Civil War vet
eran and veteran City Hall Janitor,
will retain his position and his civil
City Commissioner Daly joined wltn
Commissioner Blgelow yesterday in
voting for the adoption of Commission
er Baker's resolution instructing City
Attorney LaHoche to dismiss the Cham
berlain case, which is now on appeal
from the Circuit Court before the Su
preme Court. The dismissal will be
asked for by Mr. LaRoche at once.
This marks the first important vic
tory of Commissioner Baker since he
took office July 1. His first move was
the introduction of the resolution call
ing for the dismissal of the case. He
had the immediate support of Commis
sioner .Bigelow, who has opposed the
appeal of the case from the first.
Dleck'a Vote Is FTOrble.
Commissioner Daly promised to sup
port him in the move if it was found
out for sure that if the case was de
cided against Mr. Chamberlain, he
would lose his civil service standing
and his position. Mr. Daly, upon in
vestigation, became convinced of this
fact. Commissioner Dieck voted
against the resolution and Mayor Al
bee did not vote, his vote being un
necessary in such cases except in case
of a tie vote of the Commissioners.
The action brings to an end a case
which has attracted attention for near
ly two years. Mr. Chamberlain, who
has been a Janitor for about 15 years,
was dismissed by ex-Commtssioner
Brewster for old age and Inability to
perform his full share of work.
Mr. Chamberlain appealed to the
Civil Service Board for a hearing,
which was granted. Testimony of about
15 City Hall officials was to the ef
fect that Mr. Chamberlain always had
done his work well.
Cane Taken Into Court.
' The Civil Service Board reinstated
Mr. Chamberlain and gave him his pay
for the time he was out of the service.
The reinstatement occurred on Christ
mas eve in 1913. Immediately Commis
sioner Brewster decided to take the
case into the ourts on the ground that
the Civil Service Board exceeded its
authority in reinstating Mr. Chamber
lain. He received the support of the
Council, except Mr. Bigelow, in his con
test. The Circuit Court ruled against Mr.
Brewster and he forthwith got the
sanction of the Council to appeal the
case to the Supreme Court. Mr. Bige
low alone contested this appeal. Ar
guments have all been made and a de
cision of the Supreme Court has been
awaited for some time past. The ac
tion of the Council yesterday means
the ending of thecase before the de
cision is rendered.
It has been the contention of Mayor
Albee that Mr. Chamberlain was to be
cared for in the way of a position if
he lost in this case. However, the de
cision, if against Mr. Chamberlain,
would have taken away his civil serv
ice standing and any position he might
have been given would have not had
the civil service protection. Mayor Al
bee has held that the case has not been
against Mr. Chamberlain, but has been
to determine the important question
of the right of the Civil Service Board
to investigate charges preferred against
COYOTE BITES LABORERS
Outbreak of Rabies in Kastern Ore
gon Is Reported.
A coyote, supposed to be afflicted
with rabies, ran. amuck at Hermiston
yesterday and bit several laborers em
ployed on the reclamation project at
that place. The crazed animal also
attacked some stock near the reclama
tion camp, according to information
sent Dr. Calvin S. White, State Health
Officer, in a telegram from F. D.
Newell, head of the reclamation work
Dr. White says this is the first case
of rabies reported from Eastern Ore
gon in a long time. The Pasteur
treatment will be administered by the
camp physician if desired.
ROSE GROWING FOSTERED
Sellwood Board of Trade Preparing
for Xext Festival.
Sellwood will have a permanent
rose organization that will work
through the ensuing year preparing for
the next Portland Rose Festival, en
couraging the planting of high-grade
roses and the production of the best
At the meetinar of the Sellwood
Beard of Trade Tuesday night A. N.
Wills, chairman of the committee which
had charge of the Sellwood exhibit at
the Rose Center, reported and received
the thanks of the club. A balance of
t36 was reported in the rose fund.
DOCTORS' EXAMINATION ON
Medical Examiners Are Testing 60
Applicants to Practice,
Applicants for licenses to practice
medicine in Oregon are being examined
at the Knights of Pythias Hall. Eleventh
and Alder streets, by the State Board
of Medical Examiners now in semi
There are about 60 applicants taking'
the examination. It requires about
three days to complete the tests.
The members of the Board are Dr. H
T. McKay. Dr. Herbert Nlcholx, Dr!
Hendson. Dr. Luther H. Hamilton ami
Dr. Charles T. Chamberlain.
PORTLAND HEALTH LAUDED
Visiting Doctor to Hold Example to
Home City in Missouri.
Portland's aggressiveness in health
legislation and in establishing public
comfort stations will be held up as an
example to Kansas City, Mo., municipal
officials by Dr. Richard L. Sutton, a
prominent physician and surgeon of
that place, when he returns home next
week after passing several weeks In
the West. Dr. Sutton has been visit
ing with his brother. Dr. Irwin C. Sut
ton, 670 Ladd avenue, and he will leave
"We have been making a hard, but
futile, fight back there for Just what
you have accomplished out here in the
way of public health precaution." said
Dr. Sutton yesterday. "Our fight has
been a losing one up to date, but we
are continuing it and when Kansas
City with its 300.000 or more people
realizes that other progressive cities,
especially those in the West, are mov
ing In the right line in this respect.
I think we will fall into line. It seems
this is one line in wheh Kansas is not
as progressive as it might be."
HOSTS FOR TOTS SOUGHT
Juvenile Orricer Asks That Soracne
Provide Vacations for Five.
Who will give a Summer vacation to
several boys and girls?
This appeal was sent out yesterday
by Mrs. Margaret Thoroman. head of
the home-seeking department of the
Juvenile Court. In the Frazer Deten-
WIFB OF" CITY OFFICIAL, DIES
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j Mrs. H. K. Plommrr.
Although ill for almost two
years. Mrs. H. E. Plummer. wife
of City Building Inspector Plum
mer. died yesterday morning
rather unexpectedly at the home
of her sister. Mrs. W. F. Henze,
164 East Fifteenth street. Mrs.
Plummer had been Improving In
health until a few days ago.
She was born in Bar City,
Mich., September 20, 1884. and
had been a resident of Portland
for eight years. The funeral
services will be held tomorrow
from the East Side Funeral Di
rectors. East Sixth- and East
Besides her husband,- Mrs.
Plummer leaves two daughters.
Nalcla. 6. and Kathryn, 4; her
mother, Mrs. SI. L. Christian, of
Portland: three brothers and
tlon Home, she sayo. are four boys and
one girl who are badly In need of Sum
mer vacations where they can enjoy
the open air. They will not get it un
less someone volunteers to take them
along. These children are not yet
ready for adoption, says Mrs. Thoro
man, but temporary homes for them
would be much appreciated.
ALLEGED SWINDLERS HELD
Both Identified by Victim and Dia
mond Pin Is Recovered.
With the arrest of Ernest Griffith,
alias Ernest Young, early yes-ferday
morning, the police believe they have
in custody the second of two men who
are said to have robbed Frank J. Cook,
a florist of Boone's Ferry Road, of a
diamond pin valued at $75. on July 5.
William de Jarrett. alias Bill Spivens,
was taken into custody that night as
one of the swindlers.
De Jarrett was arrested in Portland
six months ago on a bunco charge, and
Griffith forfeited $100 bail In Spokane
May 11. 1915. while being held on a
swindling charge. On Griffith when
arrested were found the missing dia
mond pin. S450. and a deck of marked
cards. Both men have been identified
by Cook. ,
The arrests were made by Patrolman
Tusi and Detective Pat Moloney.
Washington Doctor Guilty.
BELLING HAM, July 7. Dr. L. H.
Meadows, of Clearbrook. Wash., today
pleaded guilty in the Federal District
Court on the charge of bringing Miss
Ethel Baird Into the United States from
Victoria, B. C. in violation of the im
migration laws. Meadows was accused
of representing the Baird woman to be
his wife after she was denied admit
tance by the Immigration authorities at
Victoria. He was fined $400 by Federal
Judge Jeremiah Neterer.
TRVOl'T ACTS AKRAXCiKO KOIl
THK EMPRESS TO.MUHT.
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Mrs. Vaunts Uiltoi.
Three try-out acts and imi
tators of Charley Chaplin, the
famous motion picture comedian,
will appear at the Empress The
ater tonight in conjunction with
the show of which the extra at
traction is Mrs. Vashta Dalton.
of Alaska, in her lecture with
moving pictures, of the inner life
of the Esquimaux. Among the
Chaplin impersonators will be
. Abe Goldstein, who was in trou
ble recently for his activity in
apelng the tomfooleries of the
comedy star. Goldstein chal
lenges all rivals in the imitation
of C'naplin. and the imitator who
receive the most applause will
be decided champion.
The try-out acts will include a
.high-tenor singer: "The Frisco
newsboy," in harmonica, selec
tions and buck-wing dancing,
and Miss Dolly Peltier. In a re
turn engagement. The tryouts
and the Chaplin contest will be
staged immediately after the sec
ond night show, the extra enter
tainment and the - regular bill
forming a ten-act show, lasting
from 9:15 until 11 o'clock. The
Empress now Is completely
housed In its new home at Broad
way and Stark, formerly occu
pied by the Orpheum.
.Every New Private Residence Having 10 Windows or More Best Opaque Shades 53c Hung; Complete:
Attend the Sweet Pea Flower Exhibit on Our Fourth Floor
of our new building:. Open Friday from 2 to 10 P. M. and all day Saturday from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. YouH enjoy these exquisite flowers every moment you are here.
There is no charge. Come!
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New Store Talks
There are 108,000 feet of conduit used to
carry the electric and other wiring. This con
duit weighs 88 tons or 176,000 pounds.
The length of lighting and power wire would
reach out in one length 550,000 feet or a little
over 104 miles.
This combined with the length of telephone
and signal wire and you would have a total of
700,000 feet or 132 miles of electrical wire,
which would reach from Portland to Tacoma.
Crepe de Chine, Yard 89c
Rejjularly, the Yard, $1.50
Tub Crepe de Chine and Shirting Silks in
beautiful color combinations light ground
work and colored stripes.
ihich Sill: Crepe,. S30
Originally $2 and $2.30
A very good assortment of colors, but broken
lines. Splendid qualities, full 40 inches wide.
Third Floor, Mmtb-Ht. BI4a.
nt ported Lisle H ose, 38c
Our Regular 50c Quality
Ingrain silk lisle, with lavender banded tops.
Extra reinforcements at heels and toes, high
spliced, full fashioned. 2 pairs 75.
Misses 20c Hose 17c
Black and white lxl fine ribbed cotton Hose
in a light medium weight. Seamless feet.
Sizes 5V4 to 10. Hose that will give excellent
service. 3 pairs 50.
lt Klr, eth-sc Bids.
Huckaback Towels, 9c
By the Dozen $1.00
Huckaback Face Towels with hemmed ends.
Size 18x38 inches.
Turkish Towels, 19c
Like Regular 35c Kind
Large size, heavy-weight, with hemmed
ends. They're slightly imperfect, or mill sec-
onds. While they last at 19.
Third Klor, Sixth-St. Bids.
25c "Bathasweet Bath Powder, 2 for 23
50c Williams' Violet Toilet Water U0
10c California Medicated Toilet Soap....
50c 4711 Eau de Cologne Bath Salts
25c Euthymol Tooth Paste... 13
First floor, Mlztlt-St. Bids.
. Cream Scrim Curtains, $1.19
Regular Selling Price $2.00
Finely woven Cream Scrim of splendid qual
ity. Trimmed with strong lace insertion. At
tractive and durable.
Troifororr An, Malta floor
Moths eat holes.
Oon't lei your furs supply
Our vaults. In a tempera
ture below freezing-, protect
Send for us urgently. We
will do the rest.
rut Q.UAurrf Store or Poycxaxd
tVOy. 3facOy.X.i louo.tjota 3to.
The A it g ti s t Ad
vance Butt eric k Pat
terns and Fashion
Dept Third Floor,
Sixth - Street Bldg.
Steadily Drawing Nearer Comes the Completion of the New
Building, Forcing Us to Make Strenuous Efforts to Reduce All
Stocks to a Minimum in Our
IG REMOVAL SALE
With Every Article in the Store and Annex Reduced
Except certain lines of Contract Goods, "Silk Maid" Hosiery and Groceries.
Fancy Ribbons to Be Disposed Of
Today! 8000 Yds. at About Vz Less
We want to clear them out now, while the demand is great,
thus assuring us a quick reduction of stock before we expand
into our new building. There are two lots:
for Ribbons Reg-
llarly 23c to 33c
Rich Dresden effects, pinks, blues,
yellows, heliotrope, in stripes, floral
and conventional patterns, widths to 6
inches. This is one of the best Removal
for Ribbons Reg
ularly 50c, 75c, $1
Beautiful tapestries, satin-bordered
effects, Dresdens, and taffetas, in large
and small floral designs, stripes, plaids,
all colors and styles; widths to 8 inches.
All Our Exquisite Made-Up Ribbon Novelties, Half Trice
Pillows, bags, sashes, girdles, slippers, lingerie straps, bows. Every piece
just H regular price. -i.t kiw. ,-. Bid..
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Today at $7.85
Every nook and corner of
both chambers lined with
g-alvanized steel. No wood
to absorb impurities.
Deep dead air space and lining
of heavy charcoal sheathing,
guaranteeing absolute insulation.
Hardwood outer case, golden
finish. A heavy door, one shelf.
Capacity 40 pounds of ice.
This is a very unusual offer
JS7.RT for Refrigerators al
ways $10.00. No phone orders.
Trmporarr .(iiri, Fifth Klr
t Mail Orders
Filled From This
and All Our Ads
If Received Within 3 Days
of Date of Publication
TKLKPIIOSr. IS WHKHK QVAT1TIKS
AltK LIHITKD (IK YOt AUK
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Your order Is ntudied and promptly filled
with as much Intelligent Interest as If you
were here yourwlf. Should you romr in
iron. alc any fluorman to all personal
hopper, who will Five you rtery aait
anre. There la no charge.
A Special Offering
for Today Only
Made of the famous
Goodj-ear. all pure rubber,
every piece of which is fully
for Our 59
for Our $10
These two prices quoted are
for 50-foot lengths, complete
with nozzle and coupling.
Trrr Aaa.es. TMrd F"loar
Men! We're Offering You Today
"Nofade" Shirts for Only 95c
"Nofades," you know, are the Shirts that are warranted
not to fade.
If one should a new Shirt Free.
In addition, they're made of cloths that are famous for
their wearing qualities, fine percales and specially woven
fabrics. Plenty of the neat black and white and blue and
white striped patterns, now so fashionable.
Soft cuff and starched cuff stvles included in this very
special price 95c. . . .
1 Traapararr Aaari. Hr.1 Kloar
New-Removal Sale Priced
Pin Seal, Morocco, Mat Seal, Pigskin. Dozens of
different styles, colors and fittings.
Bags That Sold for
$2.00. $2.23. $2.50
Bags That Sold for
$3.00. $3.50. $3.75
Bags That Sold for
$5.00, $5.50, $5.85
$239 $3.9S .
Irat llMr, Muk-M. Hide.
"Welworth" Blouses at $2
Seems as Though Most
Everyone Knows of These
Very Desirable Blouses
i hat We're Selling
Judging- by the ever-increasing
demand for these Blouses,
it would seem that nearly
everyone has learned of their
Each week there's a generous re
sponse to the announcement of their
arrival, and today we know will
be no exception. This week's models
are extremely attractive.
Sold here exclusively.
Fifth Kla-ar, lxth-t. Bias.
Hams, Pound 18c
well smoked, cut f rom corn
WHITK HKANJ. FMAIJ. CAM.
Ki lt XI A. nVK.POlM),
WATCH SACKS OJC
SALT PORK, FOR PKANS, IC.
thk ror.xu I 5U
It O I. I. K f OATS. FRKSII ORK-
;X MIU.KH. No. tiACKsnn.
1"HICEI AT 03U
rviR.V KUKKS. Ql'AKKR. 71 n
FRKSIII.Y TOASTKO. PK'i 2
"SNOW WHITK- Ft-ont. 1II.;H
c;itADE PATH NT.
1 HNI SACK ft I 3l
II:lKn PEACIIKS. LARHBOC.
CAUTORMA FKl'IT. 4 lba. 3l
Pir F4 Ctf ic y.
Baaraarat. Milk-M. Illda.
Want a Couch
Hammock at $8.89?
The Grade That You
Pay $12 for Ordinarily
For outdoor use in Summer and in
door use in Winter. It is really surpris
ing how much enjoyment and comfort
jou'll find in owning one.
Made of a jrood grade of khaki-colored canvas,
wire spring frame and leps that fold under. Com
plete with cotton mattress upholstered onto sprinps.
This price does not include stand.
TMrrr Aaarm. Klakla Flaor.
.Every New Private Residence Having 10 Windows or More Best Opaque Shades 53c Hung Complete;
STARK-STREET SURVEY DUE
Council recde Property Owners
Have TUsIU If Money Provided.
Ovfr the protest ot Commissioner
Dleek the City Council yesterday de
cided to permit Stark street property
owners to furnish the money necessary
for the preparation by the city's De
partment of Public Works of a de
tailed report showing; the property ex
tension of Stark street on the West
Side from Its present end at Burnslde
street northwesterly to Cornell road.
Commissioner Dlerk declared that the
city has no funds to pay the cost of
the work and he opposed the plan of
letting: the property owners pay for It.
Kxamlnaton for PoMmaMer Set.
The Vnlted States Civil Service Com
mission announces that on Aug-uat 14
an examination will be held at Port
land, as a result of which It la expected
to make certification to fill a contem
plated vacancy In the position of
fourth-class postmaster at Hilldale.
The compensation of the postmaster
at this office was S0 for the last rtcal
COUNTY HAS $3.137.482.96
Statu of Various Kund Shown In
Report of Auditor.
The county treasury contained 12.
137,411.$ on July 1. according to a
report made h- County Auditor Martin
yesterday. This um Includes nearly
t2.SOO.000 in the Interstate bridge fund
and the special road fund for the par
Ins; of Multnomah County highways. .
The amounts In the various funds are
OfH.rl fund. nil 3t ; r.1 fund.
SH...li.y4 ; chxl fuml. I 1'';
I'rtunty Hlri JifhcvAl. '.a- v.t ; CauhIv fair
fun1. tl.-M"7: I'uhlr Library bull1ln
fnn1. ST.. t-h.l 1;rtri fund. $1.-
flV trut fund. 37 : Inrt.mnltv fund.
II.4M4. Hbrrv r.in.l. 1u1mrl
fund. : Otr f ;hm. f'h
and fame fund. ;7 10. Internal brltlc
jnd. II ;ot ai a; rvrnl mad fund It
;.vviu, imai, s.iai.4s:
lenoraitt of Iiplay, IM)al Won.
COTTAOB GRrtVK. Cr . July T.
iSr.e-lal.) l"nt!l It had ston a silver
medal O. V. MKrand. of this city,
d wl not know that he had train on ex
hibition at the San Francisco exp.-j.i-tion.
The imin was a part of irwt
taken to the county fair at Kucene l.tt
year. It waa left there and taken to
San Francisco as a part of the Wil
lamette Valley exhibition.