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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1904)
City Bridges Will Be
UGLY RUMORS ARE AFLOAT
Counciimen Declare They Hold
THREATEN TO EXPOSE FACTS
Committee Promises a Full Inquiry
Council Will Probably Walt With
Mayor for Result of the
Early this -week the bridge investigation
committee of tho Council -will meet to
map out a plan of campaign. Experts who
know more about bridge construction than
do the members of the committee, C. E.
Kumelln, Sandford Whiting and Matt
Foeller, will bo engaged to make exam
ination of three or four large structures
about which ugly rumors are afloat.
The other members of the Council say
they hold information concerning these
bridges which, It disclosed, will be ad
ditional damaging evidence against the
City Engineer's Department. They say
that the bridge committee can also ob
tain this evidence, but that if It is not
procured and disclosed that they will do
As to the methods of the new investi
gation committee. Dr. Whiting said last
evening: "We'll go right ahead and let
the chips fall where they may."
Deadlock Not Probable.
So far as any prospective deadlock between-
the Mayor and the Council on the
removal of City Engineer Elliott is con
cerned, opinions differ widely. The Coun
cil was really unanimous in adopting the
report of the Tanner-Creek sewer inves
tigation committee, for the "no" of Mr.
Merrill was not taken seriously. It-iras
therefore solid in its recommendation that
the City Engineer and his assistant be re
moved, but as to openly opposing Mayor
Williams and forcing the issue by cutting
oil the appropriation for the Engineer's
Department, the line-up is far from solid.
As Mayor Williams has stated that he
will await the outcome of the bridge in
vestigation and the grand jury's search
for truth before making a positive move,
it is probable that the Council will re
spect his wishes and bide Its time. Thus
the middle of December will probably be
reached before it comes to a showdown.
Delay for Irrigation Sewer.
One of the most unfortunate results of
the Tanner-Creek sewer scandal is the
unavoidable delay in the construction of
tho big Irvington sewer. This . district
sewer has been needed for a long time,
and a month ago It seemed that much of
It could be built this year. But the Ex
ecutive Board has been forced to adver
tise for new bids, for E. W. Ruler's bid
was the lowest, and he Is not in good
standing at present. Tho Irvington sewer
cannot be built until next Spring, as such
work is almost impossible during wet
From many districts of tho city come
complaints as to tho condition of sowers.
Alls, bridges and pavements. All tho
blame which ordinarily would fall upon
someone else is how directly cast upon
the City Engineer's Department. The
Brooklyn people want tho big district
sewer for that vicinity safeguarded in all
kinds of ways; property-owners around
Macadam street and Hamilton avenue say
the sewer for which they were recently
assessed lies up hill from most of the
houses it is supposed to drain, and the
cry about the washing away of t"he Woods
street fill has not yet abated.
Tesfcerday morning it was found that
the fill at Pennoyer and Corbett streets
was seriously undermined through the
breaking of a ten-inch watermaln beneath
It the previous evening. The thorough
fare over the big fill was closed to traffic
and a gang of men put to work repair
ing the washout, but the pressure in the
mains was considerable at the time of
the break, and much earth was missing.
The water being shut off, a number of
residents south of the break found them
selves without water most of the day.
LADY SWINDLER COMING.
Police Anticipate Arrival of Woman
Who Is on Mischief Bent.
If you are approached in your home
by a woman of medium height, very
plump, blonde, heavy eyebrows, a "good
deal of hair on her face" and "very
energetic and business-like," who of
fers to sell you an Eastern musical
journal at reduced rates, call the po
lice, because she Is wanted.
. Captain of Police Moore last night
received a warning from the publishers
of a musical journal, requesting that
thp woman who. It Is claimed, has been
traveling all over the country, victim
izing the public, be arrested. She is
headed for Portland, according to the
notification, and should she begin op
erations here it is likely she will find
herself under arrest.
The publication lwhich the woman
claims she is employed by sells at
51.50 per year. She usually offers tht
paper for $1, collecting in advance.
She signs her name as Amanda Sever
MAY REPORT TOMORROW.
Grand Jury Has Been Busy, and May
The grand jury yesterday continued tho
investigation of gambling, and also some
other criminal cases. Including a forgery
case. A report to the State Circuit Court
is expected to be made on Monday. John
F. Logan, attorney, and Judge Cleland
appeared before the body yesterday morn
ing, and Deputy District Attorney Adams
was present during the examination In
his official capacity.
In April, 190, a previous grand' jury
having indicted August Erlckson, Fred
Fritz, E. Blazler, J. W. Blazier, Peter
Grant. N. Solomon, Harvey Dale, and A.
Shapiro for gambling, they pleaded guilty
before Judge Cleland, and were each
fined, and the fines were paid. Judge
Cleland so testified.
John F. Logan appeared as the attorney
for the gamblers in the absence caused by
Illness of W. T. Hume, who was the reg
ular counsel at that time of the gamblers.
Mr. Logan remembered that they all paid
fines into the court.
This contradicts evidence introduced in
recent trials to some extent that Grant,
Blazler and Erlckson sold their gambling
implements a year or more ago. It doe3
not show that they did not make the
sales alleged, but it does show that sub
sequently they pleaded guilty and paid
fines for gambling. The last Indictments
charge gambling on July 21, 1901 It is
possible to return indictments for of
fenses committed between April and July
21, if the grand jury has the evidence. It
is reported that the grand jury Is still
looking into cases of persons who own
property used for disreputable purposes,
and indictments may follow. Indications
are that the investigation of the perjury
charge In the E. Blazler case has been
concluded, and a report may be expected
soon. None of the grand jurors will say
if they have examined any witnesses yet
relative to the Tanner-Creek sewer scan
dal or the City Engineer's office.
Tourist Coats and Suits.
Tou may talk about raincoats, tourist
coats, etc.; you may go the town around,
look, gaze and shop, but the fact re
mains, and any lady who has done as
above etatcd will tell you so, that we
have by long odds the best, most substan
tial, durable, stylish coats on sale In this
city. Why Is this? It is because of a fact
you should all be proud of, viz., we are the
manufacturers of all our garments and
make them right here in Portland at Fifth
and Alder streets made by our own tail
ors, and have the tailors to fit you, too.
Our garments are made tailor-made not
thrown together in Eastern style. You
may doubt our statements If you like, but
if you are looking for a coat you had
better come in and verify our word as
well as the word of your neighbor. As
we are manufacturers, we can touch bot
tom prices very easily. Garments sold
on easy payments, too $1.00 per week if
you like. Tho J. M. Acheeon Company,
Fifth and Alder streets.
MEN'S SUITS AND PANTS.
Finely tailored, made to order, on easy
payments 51.00 per week if you desire.
Why buy poorly-made ready-made gar
ments when an old-established firm such
as we are offers you such fine opportuni
ties to procure good, flrst-clare tailor
made garments? You will never miss pay
ing for them. The J. M. Acheson Com
pany, merchant tailors, Fifth and Alder
LEFT IN DARKNESS.
Residence owners recently have been
much annoyed regarding the Installing of
their gas fixtures. To avoid these incon
veniences, call on the M. J. Walsh Co.,
and place your orders with them. They
are so equipped that they can take your
order in the morning and install them in
the afternoon. They carry the largest
and most up-to-date line on the Coast of
gas and electric fixtures, stand lamps,
new Lindsay burners. Welsbach burners,
gas fixture glassware in the different tints,
electric lamps and supplies. Every home
builder should not rest until he enters
their showrooms and sees for himself.
Showrooms, 343 Washington street.
GRAND CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
Japanese art goods, embroidered linens,
brasses, etc Goods reserved till Xmas
for responsible parties. Ladles invited.
Parlor G, Hotel Portland.
Sisters of Mercy Grateful.
Tho Home for the Aged, conducted by
the Sisters of Mercy, received especial
attention from the charitably disposed at
Thanksgiving time, and the Sisters de
sire to express their thanks publicly.
TbSa table Is made of selected quar
tered oak. The top la 18x42. Is Just
like cot, except so carvings on cor
ners. We hare others of the same
Stneral deslca smaller as low m $6.75.
XMAS IS COMING
And for sereral weeks we hare bees
receiving goods especially adapted for
PLEASE OCR CUSTOMERS,
GUARANTEE SATISFACTION' OR
130 Sixth Street
Opposite The Oregonian"
They were particularly pleased with the
trouble taken by the young ladies of the
Flower Mission in decorating the Home,
and the check from the estate of the late
Henry Welnhard for 5300.
Timely Thoughts for
IN the Christmas story we are told
1 that the message of peace and good
will was heard by the shepherds and
flashed from a star to the wise men
in the East. Surely It must have
brought new hopes to multitudes of
tired and weary souls the world over.
Ever since, on Christmas day, the sick
ana tne sad have been remembered bv
those listening souls who hear again
me song or the angels.
In hospitals and prisons, in lonely
places, it is the mission of good people
to echo the angels' song. And yet,
there exist conditions at Christmas
time that are tragic, and In many cases
make the holiday season a hideous
travesty, rather than a "merry, merry
Christmas." When will the purchas
ing public wake up to the fact that
they are responsible for these tragic
What avails the Golden Rule in our
lives if we put it out of our lives at
Who Is to blame for tho severe fa
tigue of overwork and long hours, the
crowded, over-heated atmosphere of
our modern store at holiday season?
Who is to blame for the awful weari
ness of the cash girl and the girl who
tries to meet the demands of the rush
trade of Christmas week? Who Is to
blame for the overtime of the delivery
man or errand boy, making them work
far into the night? Do I, as a buyer,
help perpetuate the cruel customs and
unchristian methods of holiday busi
ness? These questions come to us at
this time with force.
As soon as the shopping public be
comes willing to do its share towards
retrieving the Christmas season from
the perversion which it bas suffered,
the merchants will be ready to follow
Everyone who is not actually on
gaged In all-day work might make a
persistent effort to do her shopping in
the morning, and. so far as possible, do
her Christmas shopping early in the
month of December, and refrain from
shopping after 5 P. M.
It scarcely needs to be repeated that
the overwork and exhaustion of the
employes is directly duo to the
thoughtlessness of the shopper who
leaves Christmas preparations until the
last, week beforo Christmas.
In many states where the "arrest of
thought" has come to stay there is an
annual campaign against. the cruelties
attending the holiday shopping.
It rests with the women of our cities
to retrieve this sacred holiday from its
present association with the ideas of
overwork, fatigue and unkindness, and
to help make it really a time of peace
on earth, good will to men. L. H. A.
To Advertise Tax List.
The Sheriff has the 1303 delinquent tax
list made up and ready for advertising,
and it will be turned over to the printer
immediately after December 5. Those
who desire may pay their tax on or be
fore that time arid save the additional
cost of advertising. The property will
be sold December 23.
THE FIFTH WEEK OPENS WITH THE GREAT
EST BARGAINS YET OFFERED.
322 MEN'S SUITS
NOT ONE LESS, BALANCE OF STOCK OF
A NEW YORK MANUFACTURER, PUR
CHASED AT A GREAT REDUCTION FROM
THE WHOLESALE PRICE, AND PLACED ON
OUR TABLES AT
WERE MADE TO SELL AT
AND A FEW AT $20.00, IT
WILL PAY YOU TO INVESTIGATE THIS;.
MOYER CLOTHING CO.
ARRESTED FOE LAECENY.
North End Woman Charged With
Robbing S. Freeman of $95.
Minnie Greenwood, an inmate of the
"Favorite" saloon. Fourth and Couch
streets, was arrested yesterday by De
tectives Kerrigan and Snow, who
charge her with the theft of $95 from
Freeman Is the man who was robbed
early "yesterday morning, and who was
later taken to tho Central Police Sta
tion by Policemen Courtney and Jones
on a charge of drunkenness. Yester
day afternoon, in company with the
detectives, he made a tour of the North
End saloons, and as a result the Green
wood woman was jailed.
Tho woman claims that she Is Inno
cent of the charge, saying that what
money Freeman missed when he re
ported at police headquarters he spent
purchasing wine for women in various
places in the district. The case will
be heard in the Municipal Court tomorrow.
The M. J. Walsh Co., 313 Washington
street, just received the largest shipment
of andirons, fire sets, spark guards,
screens and fenders that reached the Coast
in years. This line is specially for the
holiday trade and any of which will make
a handsome Xmas gift. Call at once
and make your selection. Showrooms, 343
FAT FOLKS. .
I have reduced my weight 55 pounds,
bust nine inches; waist eight inches and
hips nine Inches in a short time by a
guaranteed, harmless remedy without
exercise or starving. I want to tell you
all about it: enclose stamp and address.
Mrs. Charlotte Woodward, Oregon City,
ATTORNEYS MAY CLASH.
All Want to Talk During Hearing on
The hearing on the demurrer to the" in
dictment in the case of M. G. Nease for
running a poolroom was continued by
Judge George yesterday until next Thurs
day morning. Henry E. McGinn, private
prosecutor for Sheriff Word, wants to ap
pear and assist District Attorney Man
ning in the argument. Mr. Manning, it
is reported, has asked R. G. Morrow to
assist him. Mr. McGinn says. "I may be
at the trial to oppose the demurrer. I
shall certainly make an appearance."
Neaso is represented by John M. Gearin
Cortelyou to Take Office March 4.
NEW YORK. Nov. 26. The Herald's
Washington correspondent says: No
changes in the present Cabinet are con
templated until the new Rooseyet ad
ministration assumes office, March 4.
This means that Cortelyou, whose induc
tion into tne Postmaster-General's place
rumor had said, might occur on Janu
ary 1, will not re-enter the Cabinet until
after the inauguration.
Spain Favors Peace Congress.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 26. It was an
nounced at the State Department today
that Spain had accepted in principle the
President's invitation for another peace
conference at The Hague, reserving dis
cussion of the fixing of a date for the
DEPORTED ELECTRIC FIGURES
M. J. Walsh Co. Just received a beau
tiful selection of imported bronze electric
figures for reception hall tables, writing
desks, reception hall niches, mantel
pieces. Call at once and make your se
lection. Showrooms, 343 Washington t..
If you want perfect-fitting glasses, go
where the scientific fitting of glasses is
made a specialty, if you have never worn
glasses and are about to put them on
for the first time, it is very important that
they should be correct. We limit our
practice to the eye to defects of eye
sight requiring correction by glasses.
OREQON OPTICAL CO.
173 Fourth St. Y. M. C. A. Bldg.
The Institution of Optical Science.
The Best Christmas
Present Ever Made
This gasoline lamp gives the light of twenty kerosene
lamps Is 300 candle power costs for lighting less than
a quarter the expense of electricity or gas costs very
much less than kerosene adds cheer and gladness to the
home makes It light as day. Just the thing for homes,
stores, meat markets, hotels, halls, churches, or other
places where first-class light is desired at .nominal ex
pense. Buy a Gasoline Lamp for Your Home
Buy One for Your Friend
Buy One for Your Teacher
BE SENSIBLE, and give a present that will bei ap
preciated every day of all the year. It doesn't cost much
i WRITE FOR CATALOGUE AND PRICES.
H. W. Manning
Lighting & Supply Co.
43 Third Street
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Lighting Apparatus. Gas aad Electric Light
Fixtures, etc. Tel. Alain 2311.
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