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TJIV. MOnVTSO OUTOXTA. FHIDAT, DFCmrnEI 31. 1915.
OFFICIALS ARE PREPARED
TO ENFORCE NEW LAW
Orrwr, A tuiey -General. I hat rid Attorneys, Mayor and CkJef of Toiir
ORJliX spon whom lb
raepoeaiMUty for enforcing pro
hibition fta ar ready tor lb
Bw rir ef lhlnl whlib basin at
iMrWe'fct loo KM. t tea accord thay
a re thai the state 1 lo bav probl
btttoa la fart, a well a ln name, aad
tSey ar tta" the aeceaae.-y tp to
iui tB U T..-CT.
I er sine 16 Lr-sl.tatur teae.d th
prohibits statute la carry oul tb la
Lai ef ta coeatiltMoral a mM roe at
seat ia4 city office: have been ataiy
It etae-Iv TT e-ow fee tbet Ihy
r in "ttion lo carry til if f-
:iea. titertttlvea ! gle ata
la. e In atructioe la tSeir a .bordt
Sate arwt la every Inalarwe f word
la ( enforce ma law la to letter.
Uurr W ItnvconaS. a tfc chief
aiecutiv of the etate. baa aMxaud the
burdaa af rynairi:ity for am that
taer la etate-wtd observance of taa
taa an liquor. AttorBey-aianeral Hrowa
la working la cc-oc.ridon alta aim,
en tbroaa-h th tTrn t"-inty at-j
liraart la fortlaal Mayor Al. Pie-l
Irt.-t Attorney Eisae. :irirf llur bjrl1
g. Chief af r'oti- Clark ara -llv,
In ;tit4tm( for the svw ara. TH j
art avai lUlamaMj (a T utIoii
ral and deliberate violation should
fca the object of tha proaeoutora at
tack, rather titan techalcal and ucln-
The pao pa and tha Le-glatature mad
tha law prohibiting ta aale of latoml- '
ratine Hi4r ao4 It ha been com
mitt -d ta tha roar! fr lie purpoae
f bale- enforced. Tha proaeculing
Korea) of tha state hata been vrated i
wlta great ta" for tha pur roe of i
carrying Into effect tha frollilcna of'
ts law. Tkl atll da 4a Ther la I
a:y aaa war to force a criminal law
ta4 that I ta enforce tr.e law.
Cottmor Urfes Co-opr
tion of Public in Mcature.
atrtraJa af Itt.aaa Drrlama
raraw tm Haatoj Law HlaMI tlaw
ar aaaaataaa a aaaa- ai.
Rigid Enforcement Promised
by Mayor Albee.
Hara-t Kiraaaa4 al Raraaf Cat ta
aaabaa af ratralaaaa la aw af
laaaaaa.4 Trarrlfary ta lla fallraraV
T l.a lnatr.ca of tha majority of
Xi Ika paocta of Ofo tb taat LaT
lalatara acta a law Irak I n profclbl
t'.oa affxtla en ao4 af'.ar January
1lt A Ooaarnor I ana pla.tc-
tka aa w law a-
fara4 ta tka ba.at
af any ability. Ju-at
aa t ry athar
rrvui f !t.
a a a a I y or city Jt
Kan.- I am apa-1 .
dally 4 I r a a a J
aooa tha trin-!p:a
af cilia b-j
!. to aaa thil lha A
provi.ioa of tMa f
law ar atrial y ee-
by tha paa-1
pim af thl ta(a.
f.txl It la not tka I
afrt.ria.' alona wka f
Will ba raaponalbla I
for wba'har or Bot I
ma nhihtl,ii. Iar
t . .-1 ia-ctta ai
bora la latrr bb4
atxriC ruMt? nt:matit CI ba Ira a
ar Kraal BMraaur lha moat ptaat
f'-tfr. Almoat any lw la about aa j
atra.-tlT or Inaffictanl a lh pao
tiam an.Jar la proauina ifa.ira la a
It. -Mt orri.-iala. If thay ara aot
bat-kati br robi.o atanl.jo. aaa a aorry
lima anfornnj law.
oa la fortunata In) haainc a ri(U
aan.ahia WM. k ballaaa ta law oaforr.
fnaat. Ilowaaar aaa may kaaa ia4
at tha pot a aa ila aaatinn. Bow lhat
U La a taw. tkrouch IB will of lb
-ri"T. I ami c.i-f..J.nt that lha oaar
aftatntnc prapoaJaranra of Oracaalaaa
tnaan la aau la aa'lnf It praautao
lr. aa to. may roonl opoa my
)pm?tby an. I ucnat ka:p.
tut far aa t'-l offi-a la coBrafn4 atl
poaaib; awla'asi-a al l ba aiaaa loaaH
tka atru-t anf rvarnaot af tha law. Tha
rhif brunt of at a anforvamfil l I
fait noon tha lu.crwt Attaraair a an4 lha
ACtnrnay.a'.anara:. aa l wa ara furtunai
at thia lima la baa in a maa of tha
rhara. tarlatl.-a aa't aparl-nr af
nrfa M. It row a la thia Iraportaat
poat. Ida offic arut mm plara to ra.
ocaraC cloaaly la wnrkinc for ffl
claat aot nmn of tha law.
Aa wa laroma a-ilu.ta't la tha a
afta of affair. I loo f r tut a
tr-Qbr anl anty tnfraV4Bt appaata to
fh a offi.-. Cartain y ao far aa my a-t-iority
ta con.rua.J I ahall l ! al
of?h-La avar opportunity ta banit
tkair owa proMa. tanttna ra4T la
ha: a than a far aa may b peaaibl.
Aat If Ita ramot Inatarwa tkra abouH
ba a' tar1nry t a"i'r duty. aal local
p'b:i.' opinion 4wa not brir; f!orm
turn. I b ia w caa fm. nvan of
HT VaTOR l.iirc.
fTllIK rTATt'TU daclarlnj prohibition
JL of lb liquor traffic la Oracon witl
b afgrcoai la TorltaaJ Jj1 aa rlfld:y
Ordar ka bo
Uaaad lo tb llu
raau of Tolica to
tab aa al tka eat
at h rlI an-
law aad prapara-f t
tion bar baaa
d-r way for orn
lint. looking lo
thai od. Tka fnaa
ara ba In-
tract4 la tbair
tk raw conditloaa
and I am confMant
win f a I f 1 1 I lhlr
Iraal aaj pic a
anod account of
n-a.m iiiiM ni. It R ai
mat with the eon. ' ! ,""rt1""4-
dtflona and tk comparatlly im:
n u m bar of Bollcoman at our dlaroaal.
It Html to m ocfortonat that It wa
halt by tb majority of lha City Coun
cil to b aacaaaary al tbla time lo re
duce the Bumbar of maa In the Buraau
of I'ollce. a bacauae of the vary tars
tarrltory of Ike city bul racantly In-
craaaad by lb aanasatioa or M. jonna
and Laaatoa t la ry difficult to
Aa Mayor of tk rltr and Corrmla-
ionar of 111 b tic fa fair. It I my rarl
alah and hope that the people of Port
land will co-oparate wita the autborl-
liaa In the enforcement of tbe law by
Our Prices now Lower Than They Will Ever Be Again
Men's Suits Are
Selling as Low as
f " a.13
This Store Being Closed Out.
Every article in both these stores is
being closed out at a great reduction
This Building Now Being Remodeled for Our Big
Woolen Mill Store and Clothing Factory.
After a long period of business depression the tide is turning and the good times now prevalent in the East are rapidly reaching the
Pacific Coast Price of lumber (the backbone of our industries) is getting higher. Practically all lines of business are improving;
the banks are filled to overflowing with money; the depositors, now that confidence is being restored, are anxious to invest their
money. January 1st, 1916, is the beginning of not only a new year but of a new era of great prosperity. With these conditions
ahead of us, we are expanding, and the big Cambridge Block is being rapidly remodeled and changed into the Woolen Mill Building,
which is to house our combined stores, and where our big Clothing Factory (giving employment to several hundred people) is to be
located. Do your buying during the Clearance and Removal sale in either of these two stores and you will get the best bargains of
, the season. . , .
Brownsville Woolen Mill Stores
THIRD AND MORRISON
THIRD AND STARK
p ; reportm japl.'!oue Ur and by a.-.ea..., apredln; and die
abaoaaer poeaib'.e la obtio:o within the next few
avtdaa-a aacaeaary to Ike conviction of
aar who may attempt lo violate It
Principal Duty Sid to De
oUe on DUtrict Attorney.
Heater that heal Hill
f-a faaaa fa fanaaa of Maa,
beei Waeaaae f la-raiaa.
Drink in r Must Stop at 12:15
by Order of Police Chief.
Heereal ta Ilea Tablaa rteerew
If lii w t ea Arraal. a-rard-
I. a ta llaal t baaa laaaeel '
tirade, an rt re.
E MO HCt. MUST
law will baaia
ht cmsr or roift. ct-itic.
of in prohibition
on tb dot of mid-
night. Tb police buraaa la all ready.
We have made our preparation to de
lect and proeecute effcivCrr and to
lor one tblac. lnnor will not be
permitted on the t . ! In tb r:'.H
Bfter II 3t o'clock ' "Zfr
New Taar morn- S r J
In tb city toniarbt to take part la th
wlodup celebration. Thar wttl al ao b
many automobile parties on tb btfh-
ara. If thla waatber bold up.
WbKa there will be no Intarference
with reaaonabta jalcty. on the otber
band tbere will be no toleration of
noiay or Improper conduct, drunken-
montna I ehall
watcb aurb placea aa tb Columbia
lliarr ll.a-hway with (real car, a It
offers certain adaantar to tba Illicit,
dealer In wet good. I do not think
muck liquor will b told on tba High-
Wblt coeerlnr outalde territory
tboroucbly. w ahall alao do all poa-
io to aaalat tba I'ortland police in
cepinc- with tha blind plac. Tbere are
'aomelblnar like Jl policemen to patTol
the city d'etrlrta, wb'.le I have only a
rore of dapullca ordinarily aval.able.
; Jo my men. of neccaaity. will devote
nuet of tbeir attention to th oulaide
1 A 1-mnton and VX. John are now
parte of lha ctty. the laak of aaat. hlnit
I hre for lilrcal liquor aalea i.l dc
ule larcly on the police.
However, my man are under poeltlve
lr.-ruct!ona to take action whenever
and wherever they dlacover evidence
of violation of the prohibition law.
Inc. rrlnkin moat '
atop In thee placae
al U.IS. but U ;
mlautae mora win a
b allowed for aa
cleartac tb table I rj
If any palronbaal V . j
t!tuor before Mm f
ftr IS J o'clock. V . s
th proprietor of . ' '
tb plac will be.-'.'..,
ordar ad lo bava tt f
iiki. awe rr iK-
patron realet. ?e f .
clal oSlrere will b-I J V
on band to arraa I 1
1 1 A
KT ATTOnNET-OK-NLIlAt. UROWX.
N an.i.aaor baa bea mad by way
. f preparation f r eaforcemeat of
the probtbitioa tjaw ta Inpreaa tb
di.trirt attorney of tbla tale wltb the
full raaliatiaw that upon tha era. more
than any otber rru-ere. reata the duty
of anforvtnx the provl.ion of the crim
inal taw af the atate; lhal tba probl
bitton tw la a criminal law and tbal It
heol4 b enforced tbe earn aa any
acber crlmina! etatute; lhal lha q
ta aa to wbatber prohibition la riabt
ar wroBa ba been settled by tbe peo
ple tbemaelaes: that tba ultimata end
and purpoe of prohibition te to pre
vent tbe aa of lo-' " I
lnvu-allna; tiqaora. V
aa a beversa: that . " S
the prohibition law f '
ran an-t mual b ' aw
enforeej. that It t J ' v
lha date of all l' x .
Irai.a. ea a y a r a. i
marahala. pence of. J v.
f mra ana ai) ether f v Ki
paaf oflcera f anr I
eitj. t r eo'a-I . a.
ty bavlnc aoticav f -
knawiadare ar raa
aoaaa: (round f
a-uUic of any
vieljcios ef the
proeteien ef tbe
prehibitiea law t
ata'ae tba Inatrlt
atcaraey ef xH
aoaaty ef tb fact ef
baartff It. Iraaa
arwl la firnt.H bin it'll tbe
tanaa and addree ef any wttaaaa
wttata th know I. .1 a ef -b office
by wbona any fact tendlna to how
mwti vt'ilatloa caa be proved, an I that
the Catara.r. whaa con.tituliooal duty
I t a that the criminal law ar
aaforcel. kaa bears cthed wltb
avtraordinary power la the enforce
siTt of tbla ta.
I bave att.rnpta4 ta Impre.a tka
t.w m:ere ef the a'a'a wltb the fact
hat l-e yirpaaa of tha probtbitioa
law la lo promote temperance and pre
vent tmaiinaaaa, en-l thai Ike tnatb'il
edopl'd o arcumpllab tbe eaj la the
prevealaa ef ta aaia. maaufactare
an t otber d apoaitwa of Intoxlcatto
That fia evlt la ba remedied I tbe
o.e ef Intml' .l.nc li-iiura aa a paver
mt: rather than madiciaaa. article ef
t.:et. or for eutiriary purple, soeo
e et'racta. and tba efc) -I of t'e law
la t!t!a particular ahouid ba enftrv.
at ai time tltsia th U, aad that
1 1. ill
a kl.f mA a-maik 1 it-
Itoraa l o!fl-er ara
final. Tbay will b enforced to tb lat
ter with no exception.
I'l.oM-r on Ibe street will not ba
pertntttcat. I'araorta wbo bebava In n
druaben or etleoraiarly manner will be
arr.etad wlttool parley, livery aval.
able man on lha police fore wtfl b on
duty, and tbere will be no chance tor
anyone to start somethtsf.
A special "prohibition euad. simi
lar lo tbe preeent morale squad, will
te detailed later la enforce the prohi
bition law. Wa sball make ample
ef th Brat violator w catch.
All w as I tba support of th
coorte la punlahlna- tb guilty. W
will fumlab tb evidence to convict.
Foolish Interpretation of Act
Is Not Contemplated.
IHalrtre Alleraey l:aaa Aaalaat
Maklaa; Manrra af Trek a lea I la
latara, bat III I'areae Tkaa
Oallty of tAlltol Hreaebea.
., . 1
' A I 1
Gaiety Will Be Permitted,
but Disorder Forbidden.
beetrr llsrltarl aya teewllea Ara
Well lateaaaad aa to lrkianta
taw aad Maa uralera far P tract
kt sucHirr it m liu-nr.
office will alo var?tblBa; wlt.Mn
I'.a power lo enforce tbe prohibi
tion law la Multnomah County. I a!o
not eipect much,
placea a bare boot
leaaln; seem al al
likely will be cot- ..
rd by my men. I .
Tbev bav beer 1
rerelvtna lntru- ;C
ttoaa for tb last
eevaral week aa lo
lha provisions of
the law and are
educated la tta re
quirement I bava
bet yet laid out ail
tbe steps relative If
the di.poeltion o
the deputiee at
dieooeai. bot wa
ahail be readv. T. - laria.,i.
lha steps relative lo brt of Mall.
the diapeettloa of twnaty.
tbe deputiee at my U.apoaal. but w
shall ba ready.
Tonicbt. New Tear v. a wall as
tkrouah the early hour of New Taare
mom.n. I shall bave a force of I lo
: 1 deputies patrolllnc th road lead
ins' out of tbo city to maintain order.
I'n loobtediy many peraoas from lha
country aad ho atrial. er towns will be
HT llTI!ICT ATTORVKT KV ANH.
WITH th advent of tha prohibition
amendment and law It may truth
fully be salJ that w are ntrlnf upon
'a new era In th Malory of tb btat
'of Oregon. Whether or not we Indulged
In Intoxicating- liquor, tb lar-reacn-ln
result of tha enforcement of tMa
taw must affect tM alt
To aoroo It mar,
mean a loan In per
sonal Income: toj
otbsr It may mean!
mora money lo pay I
for neceasarlea aml
comforts. To some)
It may mean that!
by tha curtailment
of tbla personal
privilege: lo other
It may mean that
by tb curtailment
of thl persona.
prlvllea they have
soma otber mao and
To tna public
timrillr tti law'
Is of .Treat ImPor- Waller It. Kvaaa
tance because of it.niatrlaH Attorney of
affects upon the1""""" oaaly.
rommiaalon of crime, tha Immediate
loaa of public revenue and the develop
ment of new linen of Induatry.
It la to be remembered that th con
stitutional amendment prohibited tb
manufacture or aale within tb slat
of Inlovlrattna liquors except la cer
tain case. Undoubtedly the controlling
factor wblcb led to the paesase of th.a
amendment on November 1. 1)11. by a
majority of I.I9 of th retflrtered
voters of tbts state, was to rid tho
community of tbo saloon, an Institu
tion regarded by many a a aerloua
menac to th welfare of th state.
Tb art of the Laalalatur wa evi
dently baaed Upon thl conception of
th constitutional amendment- Aa ex
ecutive officer of th state It la our
aworn duty lo enforce the law.
Much baa already been said with
reference to tha limit to which an ex
ecutive officer ntlcht ao In certain
ra.ee. Ktralned conatructlnna of the
laneuace of tbe law have been brought
forth lo show that If a particular In
terpretation ef tha law waa adopted,
abeurd reault would be accornpllehed
and les.tlmat occupation miaht ba
seriously crippled If not deatroyed.
Kor Inatance. II ba ben said that
flavoring; extracts, so commonly ud
by all bousewivea for cooklnc. nilRht
cot bo sold after January 1. UK. since
they contain mora than one-half of
one per cent alcohol. Tha law has
placed Its baa on "all mixtures or prep
arations reasonably likely or Intended
to bo need ae a beveraae." This Is lb
last o be adopted. Therefor until th
habit of our clliten materially chance
no on could reasonably object to th
manufaclur or aal of flavoring ex
tracts. On tbo other band. If a compound or
mixture I reasonably likely to ba used
as aa Intoxicating beversae. vendor
cannot plac tbm!ve beyond th
pala of th law simply because there
may bav bean combined with th In
toxicating element other Inrrredlenta,
whether medicinal or culinary.
As far aa I am personally concerned.
I may say that I Intend to place, aa
far aa I am able, a common sense con
struction upon th law. I do not be
lieve that the public can be served by
making martyrs of techn-cal violators,
but every effort will ba diligently
dared, however, that the prohibition
law would not materially affect the
druggista In obtaining alcohol.
made to discover and brine to justice j tta)V destroyed her home last night.
real volstors or in intent ana ptru coroner Krllosr declared todav he be-
Pct Cat Causes 'Woman's Death.
CLINTON. Ia.. Dec JO. Mrs. Jane
Ebner. a widow, is dead aa the result
of Inhaling; smoke In a Are which par
r't r-nrnnor rTlloir der1aret todav he
of this acL To such persons I can or- a
fer no hope except auch treatment aa t
Is accorded every other willful violator
of a penal atatute.
Something has been said about tnel
difficulty and discouragement that;
wlil encompass tha prosecutor In the i
enforcement of this new act: but If It!
be safe to form an opinion baaed upon .
public eapresaion. I can say without
fear of contradiction that there Is al-j
most a unanimous sentiment In favor ,
of upholding this statute now that it j
ha become the law of the land. - A 1
citizen msy b opposed to prohibition,
but nevertheless he is an ardent be
liever In supporting the law of his
Lltlmately the public conscience Is
the final determining factor In th en
forcement of a penal statute and that
will be especially true of tbla law. No
man would refuse to glv a policeman
Information concerning: a burglary:
every one would turn a purae-anatche?
over la the prosecuting authorities: it
Is equally the duty of every good cltl
xen to assist the of finals In th en
forcement of this new legislation by
giving such officials any information
which h may have relating; to Infrac
tions of this statute.
If It be a good law. let no enforce It
rigidly that we may enjoy tha bene
fits thereof. If It b a bad law. let
us likewise enforce It rigidly that Ita
defects msy become apparent, to th
end that they may ba remedied by
Th altitude of the Sheriff, tha Con
stable and th police of thl city Indi
cate a sincere desire to render every
assistance possible In our efforts to
administer this statute. I bespeak the
same encouragement from tbo public,
and with thla aid tha law can and will
b enforced. It may require a little
time to obtain Interpretations by the
courts of doubtful phrases of the law.
but after a short time many matters
that now aeem obscure will bave been
mad plain and the community will
have adjusted Itself to tbe new condi
tions. finally let mo say that the eyea or
th (state of Oregon are on Multnomah
County, and tbe auccesa or failure of
thia new measur will be largely de
termined by th attitude and conduct
of the of flclals and cltlxens of this coun
ty, and let me therefore hope In con
clusion, that each and everyone of us
may measure up to the full standard
of duty Imposed upon us, whether cltl
sen or official.
Ileved the Are was caused by the over
turning of a lamp by Mrs. Ebner's sole
companion, a pet cat.
Idaho Farmers Sell 'Wheut at 86c.
GENESEE. Idaho, Dec. 30. (Special.)
- -Wheat prices are around the 86-cent
mark for club and a number of the
farmers who have been holding are
startine to pell nt this fig-tire. There is
still a large percentage of the grain on
Out After Bear.
The Guide How did you ever come
to pit him? And with one shot, at that.
The Hunter Why. I heard a crack
ing in tho bushes and I thought It was
ALCOHOL BATH PRICE UP
ftl'MI MADE OX DRl'CrGISTft DE
PLKTE SPIRITS STOCKS.
apply of Many PerilaBd Stores Ia El
baaa leal and Caat Daablre. bat
May Hrtara to XernaaL
Rzternal alcohol baths ara coming
high, loo. Just now. Two months ago;
the price was I.2i a ganon. looai -a
is II a gallon, and scarcely any to bo
Tha Imnend'nr orobibltion law baa
so stimulated the aale of alcohol In tha
city that tha price has been pushed
skyward and few of the local drug
store s have enough of th pur spirits
on hand to fill any ut th moat urgent
Woodard. Clark Co. report that
tbay bav not a drop of alcohol for re
tail sale, and several of tha otber
drurstorea report their stock aa ex
Tb prlc haa been forced upward
because drursists bav not been pre
pared for th emergency th prohlbl-.
tion law baa Induced. I
Normal prlcea may prevail as soon 1
aa shipments can be received from
U O. lisack. of Haack Bros.. Is of
th opinion that th prlc will b
slightly higher than tb normal after
tho prohibition law Is effective. He
declared that th spirits will hav to
b bandied In smaller quantltlea and
th cost of affidavits that must ac
company each purchase will Increase
tb cost of handling alcohol. 11 de-
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