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THE SUNDAY QBEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 26, 1905.
flHDS LET OUT
Chief of Police Cuts
Off Rockpile Force.
NO MONEY FOR WACES
Civil Service Commission Re
fuses to Pay Salaries.
REGULAR OFFICERS TO WORK
Since Police Force Lacks Numbers,
Rockpile May Be Discontinued
Controversy Also May Ensue
With Municipal Judge.
Chief of Police Hunt Jast night dis
charged the rockpile guards, Fred Mallett
and William Hulme, and It was an
nounced that hereafter the rockpile pris
oners would be guarded by regular of
ficers detailed for that work. Back of the
move Is the refusal of the Civil Service
Commission to pay the wages of these
two special officers and the contention
between the Chief and Judge Hogue re
garding the escape of rockpile prisoners.
When some months ago Deputy City
Attorney Fitzgerald, acting upon the ad
vice of Judge Hogue, asked that a rock
pile be established and that vagrants and
long-term prisoners be compelled to work
thereon. Chief Hunt was not In favor of
the proposition, and said so. Pressure
was brought to bear, however and the
Chief acquiesced in the scheme and gave
his consent. The rockpile was established
and vagrants began to give the city a
When the question of guards came up
Chief Hunt, whose force has been small
and inadequate, and who has been un
able to get a larger allotment of men
Nm the Civil Service Commission, Im
mediately saw that he could not spare
Iwo regular officers to guard the rock
pile prisoners. He therefore appointed
Mallett and Hulme as guards, with pay
nf $75 per month, the same as the pay of
regular officers of the force.
Prisoners Began to Escape.
Then the rockpile prisoners began to
Fcape. Ben Darwin, whose escape and
subsequent recapture was the incentive
tor a controversy between Chief Hunt
nd Judge Hogan. was the first long-term
nrlsoner to walk away while the guards'
nacks were turned. When he was re
aptured Judge Hogue ordered him to ap
pear In the Municipal Court to explain
his escape, and cited the guards to ap
ofar at the same time and for the same
nurpose. This Investigation, while result
ing In nothing definite, left the impres
!on in Judge Hogue's mind that all was
tot as It should be In regard to the rock
From that time the rockpile has been
more or less of a bone of contention be
tween Judge Hogue. Chief Hunt and the
rvll service commission. The civil serv
ice commission began to look into the
matter and discovered that, though the
city was paying the salaries of the
guards, the men were not appointed
through the commission, and that there
was no provision In the rules governing
the working of the commission for the
appointment of rockpile guards.
The matter might have been passed but
for a slight ill-feeling between the com
mission and Chief Hunt over other mat
tors, which led the commission to show
to favor to the Chief in the matter. Chief
Hunt was. therefore, notified that, if he
desired a rockpile. he would have to de
tail regularly appointed and salaried offl
rs to guard the prisoners, as the com
mission would hold up the pay roll as In
correct, If the guarfls' names appeared
thereon as drawing 575 per month salary
Guards Are Dismissed.
This" led Chief Hunt to dismiss the
guards to avoid a clash with the civil
service commission, and placed the Chief
In a peculiar predicament, as he was not
tn favor of the pile In the first place, and
0 release the guards might incur the dis
pleasure of Judge Hogue, as regular of
ficers cannot be regularly detailed for the
uork without hampering the work of the
force, which Is already short as to the
number of men.
It Is a question whether the dismissal
nf the guards, following the ultimatum
"f the civil service commission, will not
make it necessary for the rockpile to be
ntlrely discontinued. Chief Hunt cannot
pare the men to guard the prisoners; he
rannot hire extra mn. unless he pays
thHr salaries out of his own pocket, or
ntrrs into a heated controversy with
h commission: and to discontinue the
ockpile is to meet with battle from
Judgo Hogu who. together with the
Deputy City Attorney, is determined that
vagrants sentenced to long terms shall
work during their imprisonment, and not
ake it easy in the comfortable quarters
-f the City Jail.
OCEAN TO OCEAN RAILROAD
Rumors of Great Combination Causa
NEW YORK, Feb. 25. Speculative
novement was rampant on the Stock
Exchange this morning-. The largest
.rading centered In the stocks affect
td by the long-time rumor of a rail
road combination across the continent
'rom ocean to ocean. Including- New
Tork Central. Chicago & Northwestern
ind Union Pacific. Those stocks were
ill violently affected, and spread a
lympathetlc Influence Into other
itocks in a modified degree. Opening
ales of New York Central wero of
0,000 shares all the way from 158 to
.69. Union Pacific was bought at the
penlng to the extent of 35.000 shares
'rom 136i to 13754. It subsequently
ouched an eighth higher before react
ng. The rlse in Northwestern ran to
1 points, and its subsidiary stock, Chi
ago, St Paul. Minneapolis & Omaha,
o 4 points. The early bulge Invited
leavy realizing-, and there were eha-p
eactlons from the top level. New York
Central fell back Union Pacific 1
tnd Northwestern 5 points.
The buying: of Pennsylvania, Union
"aclfic. New York Cemral and several
f the more active securities was of
luch indiscriminate and general char
icter as to defy analysis. Naturally,
he concurrent rise in New York Cen
xal, Pennsylvania and Northwestern,
he latter gaining 7 points soon after
t opened, gave rise to renewed gossip
s to deals, mergers and the like. Of
ctual news there was none. Th
iouthcrn iron and .coke properties,
vhlch were the chief features of
itrength a few days ago, were today
The tone of the stock market was
teverlsh and unsettled for a time, with
teavy realizing in. the active leaders,
tut after the appearance of the favor
ible bank statement the most active
stocks shot up again, and the market
New York Central touched 160&.
Pennsylvania went to 144. and St. Paul
touched 180. Union Pacific met heavy
offerings, which kept it below Its pre
The late bulge in the leaders was
taken advantage of for very heavy
realizing in the general list, and Union
Pacific was tinder constant pressure.
The markdt closed irregular, but Penn
sylvania was buoyant, selling as high
as 144;4. Union Pacific closed un
changed from last night.
RUNAWAY BOY IS POUND.
Ernest Robert, Who Disappeared, Is
Returned to His Home.
Ernest Robert, 12 years old. residing at
826 Corbett street, Is an object of envy to
the other boys of the neighborhood, as he
has won the distinction of running away
from home, along with $3 taken from his
savings bank, playing "bookey" from
school, in being captured by two private
detectives in the Imperial Hotel, where
he had taken a room, and In being escort
ed home in triumph to his mother, Mrs.
Berger. Ernest is her son by a former
When Ernest ran away, Friday morn
ing. Mrs. Berger sought the aid of the
police to locate him, but when they failed
and allowed two private detectives to land
the boy, Mrs. Berger took no pains to
conceal her contempt for the police.
"The police force In this city Is no good,
from Chief Hunt down," Mrs. Berger said
last night. "My family comes from Ath
ens, Ga., and we have been In many cities,
but the police here are surely the worst
ever. They couldn't find my lost "boy. I
found out that he was at the Imperial
Hotel, and 'phoned to Chief Hunt about
it. and what did the Chief and his men do
about It? Nothing. They said they could
not find my boy there. Now it's very
funny that after I had employed Private
Detectives Smith and Page they found out
at A P. M. where Ernest was. Three hours
later they took him in charge."
Ernest attended the Failing School, and
disliked his studies so much that he has
lately played "hookey." Last Friday
morning he suddenly said- to his mother,
"Excuse- me. please," and left the house.
That was the last she saw of him until
he returned In the custody of the detec
tives. In the meantime Ernest had been
pursuing his vocation as a newsboy and
he was observed yesterday afternoon by
his mother as he sold newspapers at
Fourth and Washington streets.
"There's our Ernest," Mrs. Berger sud
denly observed to her younger con, but
Ernest had already caught the alarm and
was speeding up Washington street. Mrs.
Berger wanted two policemen she met to
chase the fleeing youth, but the police
men were not In training and declined to
waste their wind. It was then that Smith
and Page appeared on the scene, at 4 P.
M. They found the signature. In vertical
characters, of "Ernest Robert," on the
hotel register, and found he had arrived
at the hotel six hours previously, and had
taken a room. Ernest was caught at the
"What do you have to say for your
self?" Ernest was sternly asked last
"Nothing." hp said.
LEASE THE EMPIRE THEATER
Edgar Baume and John Sainpolis Se
Edgar Baume and John Sainpolis con
cluded business arrangements yesterday
by which they become lessees of the Em
pire Theater, Twelfth and Morrison
streets, from April 2 to September 1. and
a longer period If necessary. No more
Stair & Havlin shows will visit this city
after April 1 until the opening of the new
season, when it Is expected a new deal
will be made.
As Is already known. Mr. Baume won
recognition here In Portland by his work
as leading man at the Columbia Theater,
and he will also be the leading man in
the company which he and Mr. Sainpolis
are forming, to be known as the Baume
Sainpolis Company. Mr. Sainpolis was,
up to last night, a member of the Brandt
Baume Company, and leaves Portland to
day for San Frahclsco to look up various
matters connected with his new theat
rical venture, and expects to be away for
two weeks. Mr. Baume will go to Seattle
with the Brandt-Baume Company, and
will sever his business relations with It
aout March ll. The Baume-Sainpolls
Company will present high-class attrac
tions during Its lease of the Empire, and
expects to do a good Summer business
during the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
No arrangements as to the opening play
or the engagement of other members of
the company have as yet been perfected,
but It Is understood that, overtures have
been made to a New York actress to ac
cept the position of leading woman.
Lathrop Succeeds McKenna.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 23. Gardiner La
throp. of this city, has accepted the gen
eral sollcltorship of the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa, Fe, vice D. McKenna. resigned.
A number of spectacle venders are now working this city and
claiming to be agents of the Oregon Optical Co. One, in particular,
states that he is a representative of the Oregon Association of
Opticians and is taking statistics for the Government. Many of
these men are not opticians, merely adventurers whose whole aim is
to deceive the people and make an easy living. There is many a
quack who may ease your rheumatism, but there is not one chance in
a hundred that the glasses bought from a spectacle peddler will help
your eyes. A person suffering from defective vision should have
honest, capable advice from a skillful, conscientious and reliable
optician. There are some people who display good judgment in all
other matters, but in buying glasses from peddlers they act most
foolishly and without reason. If You Need Glasses You Need the
Right Ones. Every pair of glasses sold by the Oregon Optical Co.
are nade to the measurement of each individual customer. Every
lens is guaranteed against any defect in material or breakage.
NOTE "We have secured the services of Mr. H. Taylor, one of
the best astigmatism specialists in this country and our customers
can now be waited upon without delay. Mr. Taylor has studied
under some of the brightest minds in this country and Europe and
is a teacher of ophthalmology. If you have never patronized the
Oregon Optical Co. you had better do so at once and you can rest
assured if you have purchased glasses from this firm you have been
The above reward will be paid for the arrest and conviction of
anyone claiming to be our agent.
Oregon Optical Co.
Fourth and Yamhill Streets
Y. M. C. A. Building
SEQUEL TO BREAK
Two Prisoners Recaptured,
Two Still at Large.
ORDER OF CHIEF OF POLICE
Captains Instead of Jailers Hereafter
Are to Be Held Responsible for
the Safe-Keepii; of
JAILER LILLIS' STATE31ENT.
"The City Jail Is Unsafe. The locks
are too -weak. I made a written report
to this effect two months ago, adtircss
inc it to Chief Hunt. I turned It
over to Captain Bailey, who handed
It to the Chief. 1 wan later toM by
Chief Hunt that the Jail was ab.olutely
safe: that It was Impossible for prisoner
to escape. I asked the Chief to go into
the Jail with me. He did so. 1 showed
him the small locks, explaining: that
they were far too little and weak to
prex-ent a break, but he took no action.
With the present locks. Jail breaks are
easy. It would not surprise me If at
any time another would occur. Inas
much, as Chief Hunt published that I
was responsible for the escape of Friday
night. I deem this statement only fair
to all concerned."
As a result of the escape of four prison
ers from the City Jail Friday night. Cap
tains of Police are to be held responsible
for all Inmates of the prison, the admit
tance of visitors and all matters pertain
ing to the safeguarding of persons In
custody. An order to this effect was is
sued by Chief Hunt yesterday after an
investigation by himself and Police Com
missioners Beebe and Sichel.
Early yesterday morning Henry Mc
Gloin. having two months to serve, and
"Babe" Keith, having sir months, were
recaptured by Patrolman Patton at the
Vancouver ferry slip. They had planned
to cross over the- river Into Washington,
but their Intentions were revealed to the
police by a woman. The two prisoners
are now working out their allotted time
on the rockpile. Dnartrahe and Ben Dar
win, the other men who escaped, are still
While the escape of the prisoners Is a
matter of regret to the police and to
Commissioners Beebe and Sichel, no one
PASSING OF A DEVOTED CHURCH WORKER
' " if,"
MRS. FREDERICK A. KREBS.
In the death of Mrs. Frederick A. Krlba. which took place laat week, the First
CongrcgaUonal Church and Ladles Aid Society lost one of their most devoted and
most beloved members. Mrs. Krlbs was a naUve of Michigan, but spent the earlier
part of her married life In St. Paul. After comlne to Portland she won many
friends through ber charming personality and thoroughly- lovable character. She
was an admirable housekeeper and a capable woman . in many waya always char
itable and ready to help anyone who was In trouble. Shortly berore her,' death,
the family had moved Into a beautiful new residence. Mrs. Kribs left, besides hex
husband, two ions, boys of JO and 16 years.
was censured for It. Jailer Lillis, on duty
at the time, and Captain Moore, In charge
of headquarters, were questioned by Chief
Hunt and the Commissioners. Llllls ex
plained that as his duties call him to the
desk on the hour to take the reports of
patrolmen, and as he has to answer the
telephone, search and lock up prisoners
and go out frequently with the patrol
wagon, he Is absolutely unable to give
proper attention to the Jail.
After the Investigation Chief Hunt pro
mulgated an order which in future will
govern the conduct of affairs regarding
the City Jail. Captains In charge are to
be held strictly accountable for the care
of prisoners. Heretofore jailers have been.
HUNT A COUGAR
THE mountain lion which has been
prowling about the hills Immediate
ly to the west of town In the vicin
ity of Council Crest, has been driven out
of the district with hounds. William
Strong, a rancher living in the Chehalem
Hills, ten miles south of Reedvllle. In
Washington County, read of the exploits
of the animal two weeks ago In The Or
egonlan and. as soon as he had time,
brought his pack of five hounds down to
hunt him. His chase was unsuccessful,
as he could not tree the cougar, but he
drove him several miles to the northward
Into an uninhabited portion of the coun
try. Strong first sought out J. E. Jaeger,
who lives on the Marquam homestead on
the- hill by that name, and was Informed
of the usual haunts of the animal In the
deep gulch on the town-side of the hill.
He took his dogs down the short lane that
leads to the point where the Sixth-street
road intersects with the boulevard, then
a few hundred yards to the southward
along the boulevard, when the hounds
caught the scent.
A deep bay came from the five throats
at once, and the houndB plunged through
the dry underbrush In a body. In a dozen
leaps they were at the creek bottom and
In a few moments more were out of sight
In the trees below. The men did not fol
low, and in five minutes they heard the
dogs doubling back. Running along the
boulevard the way they had come, the
men could see the docs crossing the Sixth
street road in full cry.
The time that It took the hounds to
follow the scent on a long run down
toward the homestead and back again
the men time to follow the road at the
toward the head of Marquam Gulch gave
head of the gulch, past the watering
trough to Hearsey's place on the point
Ther,they cau5nt lKht of the mountain
lion. The dogs had apparently JuBt com
upon him In the third gulch from where
they first took the scent, within 100 yards
of where the hunt with th& tethered calf
took place on the night of February 5.
A long yellow body shot out from the
underbrush with a tall fully four feet
In length thrashing- the dry ferns. It
leaped through an open space. All the
men but Strong were too fascinated bv the
sight to shoot. The animal was crossing
the boulevard at a point several hundred
yards beyond the group of men when
Strong Is an expert hunter, but hi
30-40 failed of Its mark that time. The
cougar turned angrily, as If he had been
nipped by the bullet, but kept on his
That was the last the hunters "saw of
the cougar, for the dogs became perfectly
wild and drove the animal to the west
ward and were seen at the furthest point
of their career between the Cornell and
Barnes roads, still baying In pursuit of
some animal. The chase was for several
miles and probably terminated with the
cougar being treed somewhere on the
range of hills north of the Cornell road.
The dogs did not come back till late In
the night, and then they straggled gack'
to Jaeger's place, completely exhausted.
Jaearer was more annoyed by the ani
mal than any one else because Its haunt
was close to his place. He had a shot
at the animal himself the night before
the hunt. The small dog with which he
hunted the cougar once before ran about
the house about midnight, barking louder
and now and then making sallies into the
cherry orchard, but returning each time
with a shriek.
Jaeger had only a .-caliber revolver,
but he dressed himself and went out.
There was a moon behind the clouds and
he could distinctly see a large animal In
the orchard making dashes at the small
dog. He waited till the animal came
within 50 yards of him and shot twice.
The cougar turned and ran Into the brush.
In the morning Jaeger could find no trace
The cougar was also seen once on the
Slavin road more than a week ago by
Mrs. Gallagher, who lives near Bertha.
Days of Old Rome Pictured.
Julius Caesar and other old Roman
heroes walked again In Portland last
night, for they were pictured on a screen
at the Men's Resort by means of a ste
rcoptlcon In illustrating a lecture on "A
Bay In Ancient Rome," by Professor J. C.
Hazard, of Portland Academy. The icc
ture was an admirable one, and was lis
tened to with the closest attention. This
afternoon, at 4 o'clock. Rev. William E.
Randall will preach . at the Men's Resort
on the topic: "How a Discouraged Man
Won Out," this evening at 7:45 o'clock.
Rev. A. D. Soper will give a steropticon
sermon in the same building.
Ahavai Sholom's Big Fair.
The fair that will be given '"by con
gregation Ahavai Sholom March 18-23
In Merrill's Hall, promises to be the
largest of the kind ever held la Por.t-
Is all you need to pay for your
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be urged to buy.
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Third and Oak Streets
Park and Washington Streets
: For more than 40 years our school has been up-with-the-itimes
and down-to-date in everything and it will con
tinue so. In accordance with this spirit, I have decided to
install a number of machines with visible writing.
After, due investigation, the Underwood has been selected
as a: first-class typewriter, and as meeting our requirements
in all. respects. Please deliver 5 of your No. 4 make at once.
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Underwood Typewriter Company,
291 Stark Street, City.
land. An original programme of the
highest order Ib being prepared with
the view of making the fair an ex
tremely attractive one. The best "music
mu3ic obtainable will play during
every minute of the fair. On every
cvenlng the best amusements possible
will be secured. Probably no other fair
given fn this city expended as much as
will this one. Prizes of every Imagin
able kind will be given. So many con
tributions were made that It will be
possible to soli articles at the fair at a
much lower figure. than could'be done
elsewhere, thus making the attraction
to the fair, .manifold.
Booths of every description will be
gaily decorated. Certainly all those that
enter there will leaive care behind.
Dead Man Proves to Be Defaulter.
WICHITA, Kan.. Feb. Co. P. A.Toovey.
Mayor of Dcdham, la-., today identified
the body of Judge Caton, who died here
last Tuesday, as that of the former pres
ident of the Dedham Bank. Mayor Toovey
Is vice-president of the bank, and says
Caton was a defaulter to the extent of
550,000. He left Dedham two months ago,
and relatives went to Oregon in search
of him. He had been living with Joseph
Corwin, his uncle. In this city. The first
knowledge that the Dedham authorities
had of his whereabouts was from a mes
sagc sent to Dedham addressed to his
wife, telling of his death. Caton died
after what appeared to.be an attack of
biliousness that lasted but three days.
Croker Will Try Ireland Now.
NEW YORK. Feb. 23. It Is reported
that Richard Croker, who will sail for
Europe today, after having arranged for
the administration of his son Frank's
estate, will hereafter reside permanently
at his country place near Dublin.
From conversations which his Iricada
have had with him. It Is said to be evident
that Mr. Croker Intends to close out all
his English Interests, including Wantage.
So far as known he did not express him
self as to the action of those in control
of Newmarket Heath In refusing to allow
his trainer the use of his grounds there
for training of his horses.
E CAN TAKE ANY FURNACE
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and some may or may not be economi
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Those that are economical, durable, because we
value our reputation. But remember, it's not the
furnace but, as an eminent painter said "The
brains mixed with it," that makes a furnace heat.
We arc willing and glad to explain why
to auyone who asks us. "We want you to
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