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TIIE 3IORNING OREGOXIAN. FRIDAY, JULY 1G. 1013.
WALTER F. (JACK)
MATTHEWS IS DEAD
Politician, Once Leader in Re
publican Ranks, to Be
CAREER EVENTFUL ONE
teath Comes After Ixng Illness
Due to Cancer Friends and
Associates of Earlier Dajs
to Be at Funeral.
Walter F. (Jack) Matthews Is dead.
Mr. Matthews, who was for years a
leading political figure in Oregon, died
at 4 o'clock yesterday morning at St.
Vincent's Hospital from cancer, follow
ing an illness of several months.
Funeral services will be held at 3
'clock this afternon at the Miller &
Tracey parlors, at Ella and Morrison
streets. At the specific request of Mr.
Matthews, no flowers will be sent. As
was Mr. Matthews' desire, his body
will be cremated, and the urn buried
beside the body of his mother in
Funeral to Be Today.
The honorary pallbearers at the fu
neral today will be Judge McGinn, W.
B. Ayer. W. W. Cotton. I. L. Patterson,
W. L. Lightner, Hiram Bennett, Thomas
A. Jordan and Colonel C. E. S. Wood.
The acting pallbearers will be Frank
Kiernan, H. L. Corbett. Frank A.
Barnes, John Cole. Waldemar Seton,
Alexander Donaldson, A. L. Powell and
A. A. Hall.
Mr. Matthews was at one time chair
man of the State Republican Commit
tee, and held, at different times, the
offices of Deputy County Clerk, Deputy
City Auditor, City Auditor, assistant
postmaster and United States Marshal.
He was 58 years old. Born in San
Francisco, he came to Portland as a
boy with his mother and step-father,
Harry Morgan, who was later chief of
the Portland Fire Department.
Clerical Work Given Up.
Mr. Matthews was educated In the
Portland public schools. Later he tried
clerical work, but abandoned this and
learned the trade of machinist in .the
"Willamette Iron Works, where his
step-father was at that time foreman.
Mr. Matthews continued to work at
his trade for several years, until his
hand was disabled, first by a gunshot
wound received while hunting and
later by losing several fingers in a
After this accident Mr. Matthews
made his first entrance into politics.
James Lotan. manager of the iron
works, and later known as "Boss" Lo
tan, secured an appointment for his
Injured employe as Deputy County
This appointment-was in 1884. under
I. X. Saunders, and was held until July,
1S86. when William Church, a Demo
crat, was elected. Mr. Lotan rose to
hish political power in the state in
1888 when he defeated Joseph Simon,
after their break. Mr. Matthews was
reputed one of Mr. Lotan's most
trusted lieutenants, and soon became
City Auditor. Later he was a deputy
under County Auditor H. C. Wood. Dur
ing the Mayoralty of the late George
P. Frank, Mr. Matthews was adviser
to the Mayor and bookkeeper for Mr.
Frank's implement company.
Federal Pout Held.
At the appointment of A. B. Croas
man as postmaster, Mr. Matthews was
named as assistant postmaster for
Portland. The wins: of the Republi
can party with which Mr. Matthews
was associated was later known as
Mitchell Republican, with Joseph Simon
heading the opposing faction.
Mr.. Matthews rose to leadership of
the party in Oregon in 1902 and was
chairman of the Republican state cen
tral committee when W. J. Furnish
was the gubernatorial candidate and
George E. Chamberlain made his first
fiaht, and a successful one, for the
office on the Democratic ticket. After
the election of Charles W. Fulton as
United States Senator, Mr. Matthews
svas appointed United States Marshal
for Oregon. He held this position un
til deposed by President Roosevelt at
the request of Francis J. Heney. when
Heney was embarking on his spectacu
lar career in the land fraud cases.
Action Keenly Kelt.
Mr. Heney feared that as United
Slates Marshal Mr. Matthews would
not give the service desired. Mr Mat
thews felt keenly his deposition, whicn
he believed was without Justification.
This closed Mr. Matthews' political
career, as he did not take an active
part in politics from that time until
Mr. Matthews' long career was
marked by two pet aversions, which
amounted practically to the same thing
He would never have his picture taken'
and was much incensed when his name
would appear in print. This dislike
of publicity continued through a long
political career, and into his private
life. Even complimentary mention of
his name in a newspaper was not
' Mr. Matthews prided himself on his
physical condition. He never drank
and never smoked.
He is survived by his wife, from
whom he had been separated though
not divorced, and who is now in Cali
fornia, and his brother, Frederick D
Matthews, of 561 Third street.
Mr. Matthews' estate, which is esti
mated to be worth $125,000, probably
will be taken in charge by Frank
Kiernan, an intimate personal friend
of the deceased, at Mr. Matthews' request.
MR. MOORE ASKS TIME
DEVKLOPMEXT OF SALT DEPOSITS
IMMEDIATELY HELD IMPOSSIBLE.
Attorney Pray, for Extension Until
.' January 1 to Ralw Money and -
Provide for Water Power.
Acting on the instruction of his
client, Jason M. Moore, who leased
Lakes. Abert and Sumner from the
State of Oregon last February. Attor
ney C. A. Sheppard. of this city, last
night addressed a letter to the State
Land Board requesting that Mr. Moore
be gtven until January 1 to deposit
the balance of his promised 25 000 for
feit with the state.
Mr. Moore has deposited $10,00 with
the state, guaranteeing that he will
commence active development of the
lakes within 90 days after May 22
3915. and an additional bond of $15.000
falls due Sunday next, when, if the
money is not paid, the lease will be
come void, unless the State Land Board
elects to grant an extension.
Letters received by Mr. Sheppard
from Mr. Moore indicate that the re
striction of Federal laws, as well as
the tightening of the money market,
have hindered Mr. Moore in going
ahead with his development of the two
lakes. Mr. Moore quotes authorities to
the effect that the Government has
"bottled" up all of the advantageous
power sites In the Deschutes country
and that it would be impossible to es
tablish the 100,000-horsepower plant
that would be required, consulting en
gineers say, to manufacture the salt
deposits of the lakes Into marketable
By January, Mr. Moore hopes, money
will be easier by reason of the possible
termination of the war. and by that
time he thinks he may be able to get
an act through Congress that will per
mit him to have the use of Deschutes
EARLY DELEGATES HERE
Advance Guard for Convention
NEW FILM IS AT 0RPHEUM
'Secretary of Frivolous Arrairs Has
May Allison and Harold Lock wood.
The Orpheum's attractive feature for
the rest of the week is May Futrelle's
"Secretary of Frivolous Affairs." an
American Film drama of three reels,
featuring May Allison and Harold Lock
wood. It was shown for the first time
yesterday. The entertaining plot, laid
in the residence of a wealthy family,
abounds in action.
Misfortune forces Loulie and Jose
phine, two pretty sisters, to earn their
living. Loulie is accepted by Mrs. Haz
ard as social secretary to break her son
"Hap's" engagement - with an older
woman, Natalie. At the ensuing house
party a number of jewels are stolen
and Natalie accuses Loulie. Mrs. Haz
ard and her son indignantly deny this.
Loulie hears a noise at midnight, sur
prises the thieves at work and is ab
ducted. "Hap" traces her. and finds the
shack, whence she has escaped by
shooting one of her captors. The rob
bers are caught and Natalie, alias Mrs.
Cutler, is found to be a member. The
play ends with the engagement of Lou
lie and "Hap."
JUNIOR POLICE GET JOBS
Boys Will Look After Juvenile Of
fenders XTnder Court Orders.
Increased authority will be given the
members of the Junior Government
League by Chief of Police Clark, pro
viding the proper amount of dignified
Interest is manifested. The foregoing
statement comes from the league's
chief, Nathan Kasler, and it is his opin
ion that the interest will be forthcom
ing since the age qualification has been
raised from 15 to 17 years. Some pro
bation cases from the Juvenile Court
will be awarded the Junior "cops" for
supervision, and minor violations of
the traffic regulations will also re
ceive their attention.
As. diversions from strenuous official
duties, the boys will form a band. De
bating teams, recruited from among
their number, will receive the personal
instruction of J. Hunt Hendrickson. a
JUDGE BURCH RECOVERING
Condition of Pioneer Operated On
Xow .Much Improved.
Judge Samuel T. Burch. of Rlekreall.
Or., who underwent a serious opera
tion at the Good Samaritan Honpltal
last Saturday, is making satisfactory
progress toward . recovery and his
physicians believe that he will soon be
able to return to his home. He is
84 years old. and his vitality and re
cuperating powers have proved big
Judge Burch is a native of Missouri
and a pioneer of 1847. He has ten
children, nearly all of whom have re
turned to their homes now that their
father's recovery seems assured.
Rain Damages Tillamook Hay Crop.
TILLAMOOK. Or., July 15. (Spe
cials Heavy showers of rain are caus
ing some damage to the hay crop.
When the rain came more than a week
ago there was considerable hay cut and
In process of curing, which is still In
the meadows. The heavy rain showers
are beating down that which still Is
The scientific examina
tion of the eye and the
furnishing of glasses, if
necessary, is our busi
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg.
Fifth and Morrison
Advance guards of the delegations
that will attend the Laundrymen's
National Convention which opens here
next Mondiy, already have begun to
arrive, and when the convention be
gins It will have probably the largest
attendance of any convention held
here this year.
In addition to the business sessions,
elaborate entertainment features for
the visiting delegates have been
planned. A picnic will be given at
Bonneville, Wednesday. Boat excur
sions on the Columbia, automobile
trips on the Columbia Highway, a
trip to Bull Run and several other side
trips will be arranged, under the aus
pices of the Portland Laundrymen's
Club, which will be in charge of the
entertainment features of the pro
gramme. Principal officers of the association
are: President, J. A. Barkey. of Chica
go: treasurer, R. C. Shaneberger, of
Indianapolis; secretary, William Fitch,
of La Salle. Illinois.
Among the prominent representa-J
tives of laundry concerns and accessory
houses who have already come to Port
land to attend the big convention next
week are: G. E. Wenzell, American
Laundry Machinery Company, Cincin
nati, O.: Edwin C. Scott. Solvay
Process Company, Syracuse. N. Y. ; A.
Cohen. Washington. D. C. (woolen ex
pert): J. P. Lynch, Bourret-Kirkwood
& Company, Seattle, Wash.; J. W. Hig
gins, H. Kohnstamm & Company, Chi
cago, 111.; Herbert De Vry, Douglas
Starch Company, Cedar Rapids.' Ia.:
J. T. Snelson, Keever Starch Company,
:HAVE YOU SEEN THE TWO NEW FLOORS OF OUR NEW STORE? THEY'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!'
Our New Store Talks of Interesting FadsNumber Nine
endeavored to have even the details of these fountains perfect that we have had the manufacturer cap each fountain with vrhite porcetaS "of " ou?esign! CarefuU hae
Men's Shirts 59c
You Always Pay $1 for Them
Starched or French cuff styles. Made of percales
and mercerized cloths, neat stripe patterns. All sizes.
Temporary Ann, First Floor
Tniz QjjautY' Store or Portland
Men's Pants $3.33
$5, S6 and $7 Values
Fancy Pants in shades of grray, mixtures and striped
patterns. Sizes 30 to 50 -waist.
Temporary Aim, Second Floor.
Have Sold, Yard $2
Four different lines In 48
to 64-inch widths. Plain
browns, greens, tans, blues,
stripes and checks.
2d Floor, 'ew Bide.
50c to $1.50 Values
Colored bands, appliques.
In new Oriental and Dresden
designs. Big assortment col
or effects. Widths 1 to 3 in.
1st Floor. Ith-St. BldK.
Size 81x90 Inches
Extra heavy round-thread
linen-finished muslin, torn
before hemming. Friday 6c
d Floor. New Bldarl
Size 42x36 Inches
Good heavy-grade muslin.
Same quality, size 45x36 in.
Friday only, each 12'i.
-d Floor. ew Bide
Worth Regular 75c
Good grade of ingrain car
Pet, variety patterns. 36-in.
squares. Bissell's $2.50 Stand .
ard Carpet Sweepers, SI. So.
Temp. ah, 7th Floor.
$2.25 to $3.50 Grades
Made of alpaca and mum
my cloth, black and navy.
Women's sizes 3 4 to 44; chil
dren's sizes 8 to 14 years.
5th Floor, eth-St. Bide.
That Sell for 25c
3 pairs C3c. Mercerized
lisle, black, white and tan,
seamless feet, double soles.
Also tan silk boot hose. All
1st Floor, 6th-St. Bids.
Regular $125 Grade
Pure white linen, in stripe,
dot and floral designs. Full
iO inches wide. An excellent
3d Floor. New Bids;.
This Ad Tells of Our 1327th Friday Surprise Bargains in
Our Removal Sale
which will soon come to a close, as the new building is completed. In the meantime
Every Article in the Entire Store, New Build
ing and Annex Is at a Reduced Price
except certain lines of Contract Goods, "Silk Maid" Hose, new Fall Suits, Groceries
Regularly Priced 75c
H y g i e n i c pure silk, in
black only. Full line of
sizes 4s to 6li. Just for
1st Floor. th-fit. Bids:.
Yz to 3- Yard Lengths
All kinds and colors,
widths from to 10 Inches
In lot. Plain Dresden, lro
1st Floor. 6a-St. BldK.
$1.00 to $3.00 Values
A cleanup Including sev
eral small Panamas. Good
assortment colors. Also
Trimmed Hats that were
S.oO to Jlu.JO S3.-45.
-d Floor, Ub-?.. BldK.
Regardless of former
prices, because they are
A collection of Street,
Office, Afternoon and
Evening: Dresses. Serges,
silk poplins, crepe de chine,
satin and laces, in black,
navy, gray and dainty even
Fourth Floor, Slxth-St. Bids.
Usually 25c to 50c
Vestees, flat and roll col
lars, plain and embroidered
guimpes, storks. Jabots, sets,
in white and different colors.
lkt Floor. ttb-t. Bldx.
15c and 20c Grades
Fine Swiss and shamrock
lawn, embroidered corners or
luce e diced. ! different
styles. 6 for 45P.
lat Floor. th-t. Bide.
Medium weight Milanese
silk, champagne, pink, blue,
lavender, fctay. few white.
-O-button leiiKlh. double rin
1st Floor. h-St. Bid.
White enameled, like
the sketch above. $2.50 .
is the regular price.
100 only for this sale. Cabi
nets 1G inches high, 13 inches
wide. lUirror front Rnd two
glass shelves for medicines.
Temporary Ann, Third Floor
Regular Price $125
Full bed size, gnnd (trade
cotton blankets. (iray, tan
and white, with pretty col
Temp. Aimi, Ota Floor.
' White enameled. Reg
ular price is $2.50.
Exactly 50 of them. Stand 18
inches high, four, feet encased
in rubber tips.
Temporary Aaarx. Third Floor
Regularly Sold $10
Oenulne imported spreads,
hand-patnted destirns In pink,
blue. Kohl. Sue ;:!. No
phone nor C. i. D. orders.
3d Floor. New Bids.
75c to $1.00 Values
Taken from regular stock,
shadow and net all-overs,
printed and figured nets rn
lf Floor, Ch-M. BldK.
Worth 35c to 65c
Manufacturer's strips 3 to
5 yards Ion sr. Heading, bead
tops and hIrci, in various
patterns. A very marked re
duction for Frldav.
lat Floor, tfth-St. BldK.
50c and 65c Values
3 for 70c. Good lisle vests,
low neck, no sleeves, crochet
and plain iand tops. Regu
I'd Floor, eth-St. Bide.
Have Sold at $125
Either hiirh neck with Ion
sleeves or low itcck with
short sleeve. All ones. 3
-d Floor. eth-M. BldK.
Usual Price is 9Sc
Jood quality pink anj blue
doited crepe. Miiurr-iinlc
Torchon lace t rimmed : or
white crei trimmed with
pink or t ine silk i.rald.
3d Floor. Mlh-M. Bids.
All wool. 12 reversible pat
terns, size 6oxSl In. liound
and whipped edKes. Suitable
for auto or canoe ues.
Temp. Anaex. Ma Floor.
Regularly, Yard 50c
-lnch width. Splendid
assortment of colors and pat
terns. To clear away Mock
Friday onlv 15c,
2d Floor. w Bids.
Our 10c Quality
Llicht and dark color., all
kinds of patterns In. lot. Full
3 Inches wide. A verv spe
cial Friday surprise tiferinr.
34 Floor. .New II Ids!
A cleanup prettv voiles,
flowered batiste a:id China,
silK. lace and embroidery
trim. lone, short sleeves.
nth Floor. Cth-st. Ill da:.
Fast black, guaranteed
rainproof. Steel frames, a
rila and plain corded han
dles. A big- v.ilue and very
lat Floor. th-M. Bldz.
4zcvr'5 $1.00o $1.50
Cut full and lined thronsh
out. Good lu:'atle mixtures
and tan. brown, crav shades.
lres to 16 years.
Temp. Anati, 3d Floor.
Regularly Sold 15c
This very excellent and
popular dentifrice at a
Srcatly reduced price.
lat Floor. (-(. BldK.
50c to $1.50 Values
Hookn of travel, pzift book
and odd volume. l-ur l-m
table lo FlVt from mi 1 .-.
th l'lor. th-t. lltdR.
Regularly, Each 60c
For canoe and hammock
uses. Various designs to se
lect from. Is Inches square.
Also Tic values for -IS.
Temp. A a an. Ma Floor.
Extra Fancy Rolled Oats, Sack Specially Priced Today at 39c
COVE OYSTERS. LATEST PACK:
-OZ. CANS, DOZEN n,V, 3 0C
ca.w . Z0C
COFFEE. C H A L. I. E N Cid nr.
BRAND; 4 LBS 9.1e, POUND. . 0C
r resniy mined, large white oat flakes. Packed in 9-Dound cotton sacks.
BEL BRAND. BOTTLE UC LA It BRAND: S-LB. CANs;..l3C I BILLED: NO 10 SACKS ... 35C
MARSHMALI.OW FLOAT. KiH
lClNii CAKES. REGLLAK71
1 oc PKOS I 2C
rnrf Food 1 rnrrr? ,
Basement. Milk-M, H!tK.
LCOME, SEE THE NEW STORE. TWO FLOORS ARE NOW OPEN! THEY'RE WONDERFUL!