The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 10, 1895, Page 8, Image 8

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    THE STOTDAT OEEGONIA3E. PORTUkSD. FEBBTTABY 10. 1S95.
1 CHARTER FAYORED
3HEETIXG CAI.I.ED TO DEXOUXCE
RESOLVES TO ISDOHSli
Itemariuilile Itexslt of the Call for
Citizens to Aem1Ie anil Op
pose JjCKlHlattotu
Those tvho engineered tbe call for s.
tneeting last night at Grand Arms' hall, to
protest against charter legislation of any
description, must be a disappointed set
of men over the results of the gathering.
It was given out over the signatures of
Closset & Devers, Mason. Ehrman & Co..
J. E. Haseltine & Co., "William Gardner .
Co., E. S. Larsen & Co., Beno & Eallis,
Crane & Jack Co., Johnson, "Woolsey &
Ohphant, John A- Beck. E. L. Aiken "and
several hundred others," that the present
cltj charter has given satisfaction to all
except the ring, and there would be noth
ing to gain and much to lose by amend
ments of any description.
Not one of the above signers were pres
ent at the meeting last night- There was
not a representative large taxpayer or
business man, with one single exception,
Jn attendance, but there was a goodly
.lumber of honest, intelligent worklngmen
there who had come to see who It was
that -wanted to perpetuate upon the tax
payers of Portland the municipal extrav
agances that now obtain. It was given
out yesterday afternoon that the meet
ing was really instigated by city office
holders, who had reasons of their onn for
wanting no charter changes, but. if such
was the case, none of them put in an ap
pearance to justify the claim. Among
others who wore there were J. G. Warner;
General Shreffler, the Coxeyite; Edward
Teesdale; Mrs. Mary Squires, of the Coxey
army; W. L Xutting, and several ex-po-Iicemen.
During the gathering of the crowd, Mrs.
.Woodcock, of Cameron's addition, the ir
repressible enemy of all kinds of rings,
made several attempts to deliver a speech,
but sho was finally called down, and
fW. L. Nutting called the meeting to or
der and nominated T. F. Osbom as chair
man. He emphatically declined the honor,
and finally Mr. Frank Clarno was pre-
ailed upon to preside. He stated that he
did not understand for what purpose the
aneeting had been called, and expected to
"be present only as an observer. It was
disappointing that those who had called
the meeting were not present. Presum
ing that the city charter was to be the
topic of discussion, he would call upon
pome one to express himself. Mr. Nut
ting was called for, and, promptly taking
the platform, modestly stated he had not
come for the purpose of making any
epeech. He had not given the charter dis
cussion much attention, and knew little
about it. He knew some little of the
inadequacies of the present charter, but
She one that Simon proposed to pass was
not any better, and likely worse. Mr. Nut
ting then referred to the two charters
before the legislature for passage that of
Simon, and the one presented by the Com
mittee of One Hundred. Each might pos
sess merits or demerits, but, he continued,
"One thing is certain to my mind, and
that is, Joe Simon, as a politician, has
never undertaken anything for the people
iioncstly and well. I do not want to be
long to any political organisation led by
Joe Simon, and, if I could not follow a
better leader, I would follow none." Then
in an effort to abuse Mr. Simon he seem
ingly forgot all about the charter, and
llnally stepped down.
Mr. Joseph Teal was the next speaker,
and he was attentively listened to
throughout. He had not attended the
meeting for the purpose of taking any
part, unless something should occur where
he could be of service. Mr. Teal had
been to Salem, and while there discovered
that there had been some kind of a fall
ing out among the politicians, and he
found one lot of men who were trying
to hold onto their offices, and another
lot who were trying to get in out of the
wet. During the campaign of last June
lie had supported Mr. Inman for mayor,
and. had that man been elected, he would
rot have liad a paid lobby at Salem now.
trying to control municipal affairs. '"I
supported him for mayor because nothing
to me is more pernicious, except class
legislation, than class nominations. The
Committee of One Hundred has faithfully
and honestly reported upon different mat
ters, and performed conscientious work.
Possibly we were worked. The chart-r
potten up by this committee will give us
an economical and good city government.
2 do not favor the present charter, as it
pays too much for services rendered.
"While at Salem I found a lot of office
liolders who are trying to defeat the pas
sago of this charter, or any other, because,
they said, 'our salaries should not be
cut down; because we had to put so much
in the sack last June.'
"If you want the power and influence
of the legislature on your side do not
way at one meeting that you favor one
charter, at the next meeting another,
and the third you do not want any char
ter at all. For God's sake, what will
the legislature think you do want? "Why
don't ou stand by the charter of the
Committee of One Hundred, as you set
forth at one of your meetings? It seems
that Simon and McGinn have fallen out
with Mayor Frank, and are now telling
the truth about each other. There Is an
urgent necessity of having a charter to
meet the new conditions that confront
us. and nothing better could be accom
plished than to indorse the charter as
originally adopted by the Committee of
One Hundred. (Applause.) If we divide
now. as our enemies have done, we are
Eone." .
Mr. C. K. Henry was loudly called for
and, appearing on the platform, warmly
indorsed the original charter of the Com
mittee of One Hundred, and presented
numerous statistics showing the debt of
the city at present, which amounted to
$34 per capita. "And now." he said, "we
2iavo had a new levy. SV mills greater
than last year, and God knows it was
liard enough upon us then."
"The question before us tonight is. "What
charter do we want? I believe you will
say that of the Committee of One Hun
dred, but if not, you will say we would
rather keep the one we have than have
Joe Simon's charter."
Mr. Newton McCoy was the next speak
er, and he. also, indoived the charter of
the Committee of One Hundred. L A.
Ward spoke in a similar strain, saying
that charter has not yet been defeated.
"Let us not pre-dtspose Its defeat, for to
Uo so is to be defeated."
Mr. Joseph Teal then introduced the
following resolution, which was almost
unanimously adopted, there being but few
dissenting votes.
' Resolved, by the citizens of Portland
in mass meeting assembled. That they be
dorse the charter as prepared originally
by the Committee of One Hundred and do
respectfully ask the legislative assembly
of the state of Oregon to enact sW char
ter into a law."
There were then loud calls for Sidney
Dell, who remarked that he regarded it as
something of d second-hand honor to
be called upon after the real business of
the meeting had been, transacted. He
then started to discuss the charter and
a boird of public works, which he re
garded as essential to the city and county.
He was al free to say that with such
men to vote for as Henry Corbet t, Doh
ala Mackay and H. W. Scott, all of whom
he knew, he considered them good men
and he would vote for them.
Then there was a volley of yells, cries
of "put him out!" "'shut up!" "traitor!"
while Mr. Dell stood the assault smiling
ly When he could get in a word, he
naki- "I did not ttnlsh my sentence. I
Fld If I had a vote these men would get
it. but to put a governing power over
a free peopie, without their permission, I
!nounee as un-Amerioan." Mr. Dell got
Jus switch in just in time, and. instead of
be.ng ordered to "shut up," he was
greeted with cries of "go on," which ap
parently pleaeed him. He continued by
reading what he alleged to be a communi
cation rejected by a Portland paper re
ferring to H. W. Corbett.
Mr. Teesdale wanted a bigger meeting
held, so suggested that one be held today
at the plaza, but Chairman Clarno did
not' put the motion, but simply one to
adjourn, and the meeting broke up.
A COUPLE ELOPES.
Dr. Gaff, of Albion, and Police Jndce
Smith's Daughter Disappear.
Seventeen-year-old Maggie Smith, eldest
daughter of Municipal Judge Smith, nas
been missing from her home since last
Wednesday, and so has Dr. John V. Gait,
a well-known physician of Albina. and it
is definitely known that they left Port
land together. The police authorities did
not give publicity to the story of the
elopement until yesterday, as it was
thought that the couple might be over
hauled before they were out of reach,
but the wily doctor Is gone, and no trace
of his or the girl's whereabouts can oe
found. Dr. Gaff leaves behind him a
wife and family, who are now visiting at
Shedd, Linn county.
The missing girl has been a sufferer
from ear trouble for three or four years,
and for a year or more has been in the
habit of going to Dr. Gaff's office, at the
corner of Williams avenue and Russell
street, Albina, every day for treatment.
As the doctor is a man of family, and had
an eminently respectable practice, the
girl's parents never dreamed of anything
wrong. On Wednesday afternoon last
Maggie went to visit the doctor at 1
o'clock, as usual. When she failed to re
turn home at 4 o'clock her mother was
somewhat worried, but said nothing, as
she thought that Maggie might have gone
to dinner with a school friend.
About 8 o'clock a messenger boy came
to the house with a note for Mrs. Smith.
It was in Maggie's handwriting, and told
the story of her shame and elopement
with the doctor. It was a pathetic note
just such as a confiding school girl
would write to her mother. It bore the
assurance that while she was nearly
heart-broken to part with her parents,
she had gone with the "man she loved."
"There is no use of worrying about me,"
it read, "for by the time this reaches you
the doctor and I shall be out of reach of
railroads and telegraph lines. I will be
all right in a few weeks or months, and
tlien return home and be a dutiful daugh
ter. You can tell people that I have gone
East on a visit, and when I return it will
be all right."
Gaff had evidently not seen the contents
of this letter, for he only expected to do
absent from the city for a few days, and
had made careful preparations to cover
up his tracks. Wednesday morning he
asked a brother physician. Dr. Hamlltoi,
to take charge of his office and practice
for a few days, as he wanted to go "into
the country" on business. Dr. Hamilton
assented, and assumed charge Wednesday
evening, and has been in charge ever
since.
Gaff was seen to meet Maggie Smith
on the street in front of 431 Union avenue
at 5 o'clock Wednesday evening, and they
started down town, walking arm in arm.
That is the last trace of the girl. Gaff
was seen in Salem Thursday morning,
headed toward Portland, and that is the
last trace obtainable of him. His driver,
a man named Hammond, left home on
Thursday at 4 P. M. with the doctor's
horse and buggy, and did not return
home until late yesterday afternoon. The
supposition is that he was to meet Gaff
on the railroad somewhere between this
city and Salem and the doctor would
then drive alone Into town, as if coming
in from a business trip. As the story of
the elopement had. been noised abroad
somewhat before Hammond left the city,
the chances are that he learned it in
time to warn his employer.
Since he first learned of his daughter's
disgrace. Judge Smith has been almost
night and day on the track of tho vil
lainous doctor, but thus far his efforts
have proved fruitless. He refused all
proffers of assistance from Chief of Po
lice Mlnto and the detectives, and after
a trip to Salem, secured a horse and bussj
and commenced a systematic search in
the country, from which he has not yet
returned.
There is but little doubt but that the
girl has been hidden away In some quiet
nook, where it was the doctor's intention
to visit her at intervals, when his ab
sence from home would not be noticed.
So neatly and carefully had Gaff laid his
plans that his relations with the girl
would probably have never been sus
pected had she not written the note to her
mother explaining the situation. Mrs.
Smith is prostrated with grief, and refuses
to be comforted.
It is commonly reported that Gaff had
a similar affair once before. It is said
that he was formerly a resident of Den
ver, and left a family there to elope with
his servant girl. This story cannot be
substantiated as yet. Gaff is a suave an!
pleasant man of 40, evidently well edu
cated and a qualified practitioner. During
the "two years he has resided In Albina
he has enjoyed a good practice.
NEW SIGHTS AT MARQUAM
The Theater Is UmlerRroInjr n. Process
of Thorough Renovation.
Under Mr. Heilig's management, the
Marquam theater will soon assume a new
and greatly improved guise. It is being
renovated throughout, new scenery, new
carpets, new decorations, new everything.
It will be about six months before the
work Is completed, and the total cost of
the Improvements will reach about J3300.
The new manager's idea is to have every
thing about the theater look as fresh and
bright as possible. With this end In view
the auditorium will be redecorated and
finished throughout in white and gold;
the carpets in the aisles will be covered
with clean -vhite canvas, and sombre
tones will be avoided as much as possible
in scenery and everything else.
A visit to the theater yesterday showed
the house-claanlng to be well under way.
A force of men was busy scrubbing out
the auditorium. All the box chairs for
merly in use have been banished. They
will be replaced with more comfortable
and appropriate furniture. One change
which will be gratifying to Portland theater-goers
with legs of average length
has already been made: All those uncom
fortable footboards with little holes for
the toes have been removed. Theater-goers
will also be gratified to learn that
they will not be obliged on many more
occasions to gase at the Impossible land
scape depicted on the Marquam drop
curtain. This drop has never been changed
since the theater was first opened, but
Mr. Hellig says there will be a new one
soon.
nOTEIi ARRIVALS.
THE PORTLAND.
G K Burton. S F !CJ Curtis, Astoria
C F Kretchmer.L Verdin, Everett
Chicago IJ E Ransom, Chicago
G G Guild. Seattle Hon O B Smith, Ea
C B Watson, Ash-1 gle Creek
land )A R Price. Weston
J R Cardwell. city II W Hope. Vail
J A Bennett, St Jo- E W Clarke. U S A
seph IT J Kelly. X Y
V Conn. Parsley ) J G Day, jr. Cascade
J D Daly. Toledo 'C Parmenter, Salem
E J Davis. Milton J J A Burleigh, Joseph
J E Blundell. Can- T L Mlntie. Oswego
yonville A W Gowan. Burns
J H Fannin, Phlla- G T Myers. Multno-
delphia I mah county
C A Sehlbrede and P Shulse. Tacoma
wife. Roseburg !H Low. N Y
W W Stenole, Salem, T Springer, Chicago
C B Moores, Salem' M S Klauber. Madi
L X Wright. S F ' son
J Barrett, Chicago W A Templeton,
G L Veatch, do Linn county
Hotel Butler, Seattle.
European, rooms with or without bath,
fl per day up. Restaurant and GrlU room.
Occidental Hotel. Seattle.
Rates reduced from 53 50 to $2 per day.
o
Slocum's medicines cure catarrh, fe-
I male troubles, rheumatism, expels worms.
KELLTNOWA'-UFER"
SATKES MURDERER SENTENCED BY
JUDGE STEPHENS.
Motion for a. Xevr Trial on the
Ground of Xevly-DIscovered Eri-
dence Cliurcli Suit.
"Bunco" Kelly was yesterday sentenced
by Judge Stephens to the penitentiary
for the balance of his natural life. Pre
vious to his sentence. Judge Caples, at
torney for Kelly, argued a motion for a
new trial, which was overruled.
Judge Caples, as a ground for a new
trial, said the defense had newly-discovered
evidence, which they were not then
prepared to submit and did not know of
at the time of the trial. It had since been
ascertained that Kelly was not at Fulton
Park on the night of September 25, the,
date of the murder, but it was on the
night of September 23 that he went out
to Fulton. Kelly had made a mistake
when he said it was on the night of Sep
tember 26 that he made this trip, and they
had evidence to this effect. Besides, the
jurymen were prejudiced. The news
papers had given the case a great deal of
prominence, and made much adverse crit
icism of Kelly, and Kelly's interests were
thereby prejudiced.
In regard to the claim of Kelly that
he did not go to Fulton on September 2$.
Judge Caples introduced an affidavit from
Scott Beebe, the lawyer, that Kelly was
at his house at Seventh and Alder streets
on the evening of September 26, to see
about collecting a note for $150 he held
against a Chinese firm in Oregon City.
Judge Hayes, of Oregon City, now has
this note. Kelly remained from 7:30 until
9:20 P. M. Beebe fixed the date because
two contractors from Yakima had bus
iness with him that same evening when
Kelly called. Mrs. Wickham, Beebe s
landlady, had signed an affidavit that
Kelly was at her house September 26
between 7:30 and 9: 30 P. M. Judge Caples
faaid that the evidence at the trial was
that Mr. Leech, of Fulton, heard the cries
of distress coming from the river at a
quarter to 10 o'clock on the night of Sep
tember 26. Kelly could not have been at
Fulton at this hour, according to the af
fidavit of Beebe.
D. McKenzle, of Fulton, would also tes
tify that he was mistaken about the date,
and that it was September 25 instead of
26, that he saw Kelly by the engine-house
at Fulton.
When asked If he had anything to say
why sentence should not be pronounced,
Kelly stood up, and, addressing the court,
spoke as follows:
"This whole thing is a job of Detective
Welch and Larry Sullivan. I had nothing
whatever to do with killing George W.
Sayrcs. Sailor Burns lied about it. Sailor
Burns, In his confession to Chief Mlnto,
told him that on the night they say the
murder occurred, he saw me in a wagon
with Bob Garthorne and Powers. District
Attorney Hume heard him make this
statement. Your honor treated me fairly,
and I have no fault to find with you, but
the district attorney is prejudiced against
me, and the jury was prejudiced against
me."
Judge Stephens, at the conclusion of
these remarks, pronounced sentence, when
Kelly said:
"Judge, I would rather you would sen
tence me to be hanged. I would rather
be hanged."
Judge Stephens answered: "That is all,
Kelly."
Kelly was led away to jail by Deputy,
Sheriff Wheeler. As he was passing from
the courtroom, he ground his eth to
gether and became very red In the face.
He did not weaken, but looked and acted
as if he was wrought up with paslson.
Kelly was seen in his quarters in the
county jail yesterday afternoon. He had
recovered somewhat from the shock his
nerves received in the morning, and was
in his usual good spirits. He was perfect
ly willing to talk about his case, but had
nothing new In the way of a story to of
fer. He reiterated his statements that
Larry Sullivan and others had conspired
to drive him out of the sailor boarding
house business, so as to have it all their
own way. Burns, Shorty Carroll and
Powers, men he had helped in every way
for years, he said, went on the witness
stand against him just to swear his life
away.
The reference by Kelly in his speech in
court to the confession of Burns to Chief
Minto, in which a wagon ride with Gar
thorne and Powers was mentioned, was
not explained by Kelly. It was meant
by him to show that Burns had told dif
ferent stories, and that there was no tes
timony offered at the trial from Burns
about this wagon ride, but, on the other
hand, an entirely different character of
evidence.
TUB CHURCH "WINS ITS SUIT.
Contractors Lien on Centenary Meth
odist Removed.
The report of Referee Thomas O'Day
in the suit of Godfrey & Stockford vs.
the Centenary M. E. church, of East
Portland, was confirmed yesterday by
Judge Shattuck. Godfrey & Stockford ac
cordingly lost their suit. The case has
been pending a long time, and the number
of papers filed in it would fill a clothes
basket.
About August 1. 1S90, Godfrey & Stock
ford took a contract" to build the new
Centenary M. E. church for $16,985. They
assert that changes were made to the
building, and so forth, which put them to
additional expense, and they charged up
a total bill of 522,263 50. Of this they ad
mitted the receipt of $13,330 and of other
payments made for them by the church
for material, making the aggregate re
ceived 516.932 60. They claimed a balance
due of 55331. and, as it was not forthcom
ing, they filed a lien on the church prop
erty. Referee O'Day, after taking much
testimony, decided that Godfrey & Stock
ford had already been paid In excess of
their contract, and taxed them with the
costs, and decided that there was nothing
due to them from the church. The costs
In the case will be large.
Two Divorces Grunted.
Judge Stearns yesterday divorced
Pauline Sonnichsen from August Son
nichsen. They were wedded in Dallas,
Tex., January 7, 1S22, and have one child,
Pauline Elizabeth M. Sonnichsen, which
the mother is to have the custody of.
Mrs. Sonnichsen gave evidence to cruel
treatment, and also that since the mar
riage her husband became addicted to the
too free indulgence in the intoxicating
cup. There was no defense to the suit.
Benjamin Peterson was yesterday grant
ed a divorce from Augustine Peterson.
According to his story on the witness
stand, they were married in Clackamas
county March 17, 1SS1, and have no chil
dren. Soon after marriage his wife began
a system of abuse, which was unbearable,
and made his life burdensome. At sun
dry times, so he stated, she used harsh
words and misnamed and maltreated him
and accused him of conduct of which he
was not guilty. There was also no defense
in this suit.
A Bequest for the Sister.
The last will and testament of Timothy
W. McCormlck was filed In the office of
County Clerk Smith yesterday. The de
ceased left personal property of the value
of JSCO, a farm of 160 acres in Umatilla
county, worth 51600, and the right to pur
chase 168 acres of land from the United
States government at 51 25 per acre. By
the terms of the will the debts of deceased
are first to be paid, and all remaining
property is devised to the sisters of char
ity of Providence. St. Vincent's hospital.
Malpractice Case Bcins; Argrued.
The taking of testimony In the 510,000
damage action of Willis Fisher and wife
vs. Dr. W. H. Boyd, was finished yester
day before Judge Shattuck, and the ar
gument of counsel was begun. A. E.
Reams, la behalf of -the plaintiffs, made a
plea to the jury, alleging that they had
amply sustained thei'c-claim for damages.
Judge Bronaugh followed Mr. Reams, in
the interest of Dr. Boyd. Judge Shat
tuck adjourned court before Judge Bron
augh had finished speaking, and he will
conclude his argument Monday. C M.
Idleman tvIU close the case for Mr. and
Mrs. Fisher, and Judge L. L. McArthur
for Dr. Boyd.
Jndgo Stephens Hears the 3Ieyer Case
An appeal from the police court of the
case of H. Meyer, charged with maintain
ing and conducting a slaughter-house
within the city limits, was heard by Judge
Stephens yesterday. Meyer was convict
ed in the lower court His attorneys, in
their argument yesterday before Judge
Stephens, contended that the common,
council of the city of Portland exceeded
its authority under the charter in passing
the ordinance under which Meyer was
adjudged guilty; also that the ordinance
is unconstitutional.
-few Trial Asked for Steevcs.
A motion for a new trial in the X. N.
Steeves case was filed by Rufus Mallory
yesterday, and will be argued next Sat
urday. General grounds are set out to
substantiate the motion. Numerous al
leged wrong rulings by the court are
charged, and j-cme new points will doubt
less be brought out during the argument.
Court Notes.
The O. C. Hansen Manufacturing Com
pany filed suit in the state circuit court
yesterday against Currier & Co. to re
ccver 5267.
Articles of incorporation have been filed
with the county clerk of Hoge & Swift;
business, manufacturers' agents and brok
ers; capital, 53000.
An order of default for want of an an
swer by John W. Angel to the com
plaint of his wife, Hattie Angel, who is
suing for a divorce, was made yesterday
in Judge Stearns' court.
Judge Stearns yesterday made a decree
foreclosing a mortgage for $1620 on lots
IT and 18, block 7. Albina. in favor of the
Alliance Trust Company, limited, and
against Henry Grelle -and wife.
Licenses to wed were issued yesterday
by County Clerk Smith to Max Benjamin,
aged 30. Miss Lizzie McLeran, 28; James
Horigan, 27, Mary Maxwell, 23; Edward
Thompson, 31. Agnes M. Patterson, 30.
A motion for a new trial was filed yes
terday in Judge Stephens' court by Dr.
S. N. A. Downing, recently convicted cf
allowing John Nelson, an unregistered
pharmacist, to dispense drugs in his store.
Judge Stephens yesterday overruled a
motion for a new trial in the case of
John Snyder, convicted of robbing the
dwelling-house of E. Quackenbush. Sny
der is already in the penitentiary, serving
out his sentence of two years.
Articles of incorporation of the Cumber
land Presbyterian church were filed in the
office of the county clerk yesterday by
G. A. Blair, W. R. Bishop, and T. J.
Allen. The church is to be located n
Portland, and the value of all church
property is 57300.
Cleveland Rockwell, the newly-appointed
.guardian of Laura M. McKinnie, and of
Gilman McKinnie, minors, has reported
to the county court that the Captain
Gilman estate is not at present earning
sufficient to pay the wards their allow
ance as provided for by the will. The al
lowance, if paid, will have to come out
of the principal of the estate at the pres
ent time. Owing to the depression, the
rents received from the property of the
esiuie are small.
An Excltlns now.
Yesterday morning, about S o'clock, the
neighborhood at East Davis and Grand
avenue was treated to a slugging match
between H. D. Winters and G. Schmidt
and family. It seems that Winters under
took to eject the family from his building.
In which they had-apartments, on account
of alleged nupaid.r.in, ,However, at S
o'clock the "whole familj.and Winters
were seen engaged in. .a general fight, in
which Winters appeared to be getting the
worst of it. Schmidt and his wife got
him down In the gutter and were pum
mellng him at a lively rate, with their
children around yelling at the top of their
voices. At this interesting point Officer
Blanchard happened along and brought
Winters and the Schmidt family to the
East Side police station. Captain James
called for the patrol wagon, and while
waiting for its arrival he had hard work
to prevent the woman from getting at
Winters again. She repeatedly accused
him of having insulted her. While on the
way over the patrol wagon picked up a
drunk on the BurnsiJe bridge. The case
will be settled in the municipal court
Monday.
They Ruild Flrci.
A number of small boys built a large
fire on a vacant lot north of the Catholic
church in Upper Albina, on Williams ave
nue, yesterday afternoon. The wind was
blowing directly from the fire, endanger
ing the nearest buildings, and causing
considerable alarm. Ofiicer Qulnton heard
what the youngsters "had been doing and
went out there, where he found a dan
gerous fire. The boys all took lo their
heels when they sawhlm coming, all es
caping but one, whom the officer caught.
The boy's parents lived a short distance
Rabbet Belting. Packing and 4ose
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STANDARD $ EXTRA QUALITY $ Al SUPERIOR i GOLD SEAL
Is a Goad Grade '!v Is a Better Grade
BE SURE THE HOSE YOtf PURCHASE HAS OUR JtHjaE Oft ,,
JIHUFACICRED BY
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. H. PEASE, Yice-Presi-ant and Manager. 73 and 75 First St., Portland, Or.
Full Particulars and 2rrice - Lists Furnished on Application
BOOTS
Special Prices This Week.
The Entire Stock J&asfc Be Sold.
LOT 1. Ladies' Fine French. Kid, hand turns, C. S. and opera lasts,
Edwin C. Burt & Co.'s, Garside & Son's and vCans" French
makes, all sizes and widths, reduced irorn $6, $7; Fire Sale Price $2.50
LOT 2. Ladies' Fine XX French Dongola, hand turns, latest pointed
and narrow square toes, cloth and plain tops, all sizes and
widths, reduced Irom $6 to Fire Sale Price $3.00
Qur Bargain Racks contain Ladies' Fine Shoes, sold formerly at $3, $4; -
Fire Sale Price.. $1.25
LOT 3. Economize while you have th.e chance Men's Fine Calf and
Cordovan Bals and Congress, narrow square toes, Stacy, Adams
& Co., JNettleton & Co., Edwin Clapp makes, all sizes and
widths, reduced from $6 and $7 to Fire Sale Price $4.00
Our Bargain Racks contain Men's Fine Shoes, sold formerly at from $3
to $6; Fire Sale Price $1 . BO
Remember
water. It is
or
JJIOtIS ?IH.rKS (FortheU
from the fire, but Officer Qulnton made
him carry water from his home and ex
tinguish, the blaze all alone. His experi
ence in this Instance will doubtless keep
him out of similar trouble in future. Con
siderable annoyance has been experienced
by boys building fires on cant lots, and
the -officers are instructed to make ar
rests in every case.
LOOKS LIKE A MURDER.
How Did Joseph Odell Get That Stab
in the Neclcf
Grave suspicions are entertained by Cor
oner Cornelius that a murder was com
mitted in the case of Joseph Odell. who
was found Friday afternoon by the side
of the Cornell road, with a deep cut in
the side of his neck, and in a dazed condi
tion. Odell's actions, when found, gave
rise to a belief that he was suffering from
the effects of narcotics, but an autopsy
made since his death discloses the fact
that there was no poison in his stomach.
The wound in the neck is a straight stab
into the right side of the neck, which Cor
oner Cornelius said would not be found,
provided Odell inflicted it himself. If Odell
had cut himself In the neck for the pur
pose of suicide, he would either havedrawn
the knife from the throat backwards, or
from the side of his neck forward across
the throat. A deep stab straight into the
center of the side of the neck. Coroner
Cornelius thinks, would be very difficult
for a man to make himself.
Still another circumstance which lends
strength to the murder theory Is that the
friends of Odell claim they can assign no
motive why he should suicide. He did not
appear at all despondent, and was
generally of a seemingly happy and con
tented disposition. As one of them re
marked, "he was one of the best boys you
ever me.t, and, while sociable, was a quiet
sort of a person."
Odell was discovered about one-half mile
west from the city, on the Cornell road,
by two boys, Charlie Raybor and George
Ernest. He was lying alongside of a log
a short distance from the road, and was
conscious. The bojs spoke to him, and in
quired what had happened, but received
no satisfactory response. They noticed
a pool of blood and a fire of brush burning-
near where the man was lyingk which
he had evidently kindled. Tlie pool of
blood was some yards from the fire,
and this demonstrated to the boys that
Odell had moved from his first position to
where they found him. The boys asked
Odell if they should have him taken to
the Good Samaritan hospital. He said,
"No, I will get down town to a lodging
house by night, and will be all right."
Notwithstanding the unwillingness of
Odell, the boys went to the hospital and
informed the gardener of the occurrence.
The police were called into requisition,
with tlie patrol wagon, and Odell was
soon at the hospital, and was attended by
Dr. Wheeler. He told his name, but de
clined to say how the affair happened.
Odell stopped at the National hotel for
the past six weeks, coming from Eastern
Oregon, where he worked upon a ranch. '
His home is in Clay county, Missouri. He
came to Oregon a year ago. j
L. Chambers, clerk of the National
hotel, states that Odell borrowed a dollar
from him Thursday night, between 9 and
10 o'clock, saying he would go out for a
while. Just prior to this Odell and Cham
bers were talking pleasantly, and Cham
bers says Odell was in his usual cheerful
mood. He loaned him money several times
before, which he always repaid. Odell,
Chambers says, drank but little.
The only clue thus far obtained is that
Odell met a woman of the town at dances
which he attended at the Telephone sa
loon, and she became much taken up with
him, and caused the jealousy of her lover,
who swore vengeance upon Odell, should
he become too intimate with the woman.
The police are now aj. work upon this
clue. It is thought perhaps that Odell
may have been drugged, and then taken
to where he was found, and stabbed and
left for dead. A 'bus driver of the St.
Charles hotel reports having seen a man
picked up in front of a blacksmith shop
near the Quimby house, Thursday night,
and placed in an express wagon and
driven off.
YOU DOVT HAVE TO
Go many miles out of your way when
going to Chicago and other Eastern cities
via the Union Pacific. It is conceded that
It is the most direct line to the East.
Then again its through car service and
fast ime make it the most popular line.
City ticket office 135 Third street, corner
Alder.
REMOVAL.
Remember, the city ticket office of the
Union Pacific is now located at No. 135
Third street, corner of Alder, where full
information about the roure can be ob
tained. City ticket office. No. 125 Third
street, corner of Alder.
$100 forfeit will be paid by the proprie
tors of Dr. Henley's Celebrated Oregon
Tea for any case of diabetes, pain in the
back, painful or suppressed menstruation,
brick-dust deposit, inflammation of the
bladder, leucorrhoea or any disease of the
kidneys that cannot be cured by its use.
Slocum's medicines cure catarrh, fe
male troubles, rheumatism, expels worms.
Emerson Pianos Sherman, Clay &. Co.
1
ir
rr Is a Very Good Grade
the Best Made
JMMMSW0&S
oil the above goods arc perfect and not even damaged by mo':e
just like giving- them away. No goos exchanged; 6trict!y cash.
- dsrwriters), Xo. 109 Fisfc St.,
An Immense Showing of Novelties
iNcrroxjixo
Jaquard Batiste
1ST ewp ort ellre
3?lisse
Ou.d-i.il Crepons
"VicroU.re8lU.X Beiges
Gismonda Cloth.s
Kad a Complete
Iiine or
Henriettas
Series
Crepon, Etc., Etc.
N. B. This weet will end our
to mako a clean sweep ot all
ends still on hand,, wo have
reductions in all prices.
MEER&FRANKC0
fire You Isolated;
Rnd fa Ivota you druggist? Remember; tue fill
mail orders cuith scrupulous caps and at once.
Vctt can save money by ordering your prescript
tlons, drugs, patent medioines and toilet articles
direct from us. dust address
MOODHRD, GLKRKE S: CO.,
Chemists,
FOETLAND, OSEGON.
The board of Directors of the NORTH
WEST FIRE AlD, MAIIINE, INSURANCE
COMPANY.Jb.ave made favorable arteafige
ments with, the ' . . " -
MAN'S FOND INSURANCE COMPANY
For the protection of policy-holders of the for
mer company. Please call on
Henry Hewett & Co., Agts.
ROOM 27, SHERLOCK BLDG, For partlclo-f Onrniannre?urpoliciesalons
OUR CUTLERY. SALE
G Plated knives 5 -DO
G Roger Bros.' plated knives !-'
6 Ivory-handle and fine steel blades 4X0
6 Celluloid-handle and fine steel blades 2.23
C Rubber-handle and fine steel blades 1.50
6 "White bone handles and fine steel blades 3.30
6 Iron-handle knives and 6 forks fi
6 "Wood-handle knives and 6 forks 83
6 Bone-handle knives and 6 forks 1-23
6 Bone-handle knives and 6 forks extra sooa 2.00
Tea spoons, 15 cents dozen; table spoons, SO cents dozen. Extra reductions in
granite ironware, also -woodenware.
Fine line of new and useful household novelties arriving daily. Our line is now
complete, and one of the largest to select from on this coast
A few specialties left in Onyx Table, Piano and Banquet lamps.
OLDS X SUMMERS, 189 AND 191 FIRST STREET
th-Tsott qlow opl
Ths tea rose is Ecqnired by ladies "who tssj
Pos-om's Complexion Powder. 1 ry it.
SHOES
Befc. Statk and Wash.
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Sp ecial .
Just Received.
By Expresss a fec
Dress P-atterns in
Exclusive 3Desig:ns
"Very handsome; rjo sure
you. sec tricxn.
Prices
Buyers -will notice that our
x prices on all Dress Fabrics
"arc from lo to 35 per
cent lower than last year's
prices on the same erade of
jroods.
KemnantSalc, and in order
the remnants and odds and
made material additional
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KEELEY INSTITUTE
For ths Cere of Liqw arid Opsi Habits
The only Keeley Institute in Oregon.
Patients cared for on the premises.
Every convenience. Strict privacy. Cor
respondence solicited.
THE I!EI.EY INSTITUTE,
SALEM, OHECO.V.
RUPTURE
KB-ASEhTLY CURED
FOFc: $.25
In from three to six weeks,
without operation, knits or
detention from business, no
itaS ! t, matter how long: standing: or
-$ smS1 'wnat jour age may be. A
periectly painless treatment.
The Portland offices now have
patients cured who live In or
near all of the towns in Ort-
jrnn. "Wsmhmrtnn. Montana and Idaho.
If you are suffering with a rupture, call or
wr.te at once Connultat'on and examination
Free. THE O. E. MILLER COMPANY. Har
i duarn building. Portland. Or.
ATHOLEAXEJ?n:CGISTS.
' BLUUBlCrFRANI. DRUG CO.. CORXEIi
I l'ourtb and Morrison ats., Portland. Or.
' SMELL. IIEITSHU Si WOODARD CO.. E3
J tabliulied in 1S31. Portland. Or.
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