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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 23, 1905)
THIS tSUJNDAr UKJUQUNIAjN, Jf UKTJjATD, ' APRIG. 2'6, 1UU5.
Medical Association Wili Hold
. . Sessions Here.
Sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dol
lars Is Being liaised" by Sub
scription to Entertain .the -Tislting
Satisfactory progress Is being made in
raising by subscription the 523,000 required
for the entertainment of the - American
Medical Association in this city, July
1WL4. It is estimated that about 6000 per
sons will specially Journey from all parts
of this country lo attend these meetings.
The response to the appeal for contri
butions to the entertainment fund, not
only from Portland citizens but from over
the state, has been liberal. Several busi
ness Arms have each given $500, and a
.great many have -given, from JlOOto $500.
The committee of arrangements, of -which
lr. K. A. J. Mackenzie Is chairman, feels
sure that the sum will be collected within
a. short time.
It is fully understood that the conven
tion of the American Medical Association
to meet here will be one of the most im
portant and largest during the entire
Lewis and Clark Exposition. It is re
ported from headquarters at Chicago that
from 2000 to 3000 delegates will attend the
meetings, and counting the members of
their families and guests -who -will ac
company them. It is thought that about
C000 persons will arrive from the East.
There are 50,000 members of the American
Medical Association, and the foregoing
estimates as to attendance are thought to
be reasonable. Portland and Oregon are
receiving at the hands of the committee
of arrangements the most generous ex
ploitation possible, awakening Interest in
ill parts of the country.
Advertising the State.
This committee is now publishing
through the Journal of the American Med
ical Association, a newspaper that has a
weekly subscription list of 40,000, write
ups of different kinds bearing upon the
attractions of the Pacific Northwest, both
from the viewpoints of the visitor and the
homeseeker. Next month, the medical
journal referred to -Rill publish an edi
tion of 50,000 copies, which will be sent
broadcast through the United States, 16
of the pages of each copy being devoted
to write-ups of Portland and the Pacific
Northwest. This is one of the means of
returning thanks to the piiblic for its gen
erous subscriptions. It is a well-known
fact that the physician is considered lit
tle short of an oracle in the community in
which he lives, and as such he is con
sulted by persons contemplating travel,
whether they journey for pleasure or to
seek new homes. If the impression left
on visitors by this community will be
memorable and lasting, the effects will e
of an enduring kind.
Ir. Lewis McMurtry. of Louisville, Ky.,
president of the American Medical Asso
ciation, has addressed the committee of
arrangements here and has Informed them
that a scientific programme has been pre
pared for the meetings that will be mem
orable in every respect and above the
average. All plans for the section ses
sions have been arranged in the most ad
mirable manner by Dr. Ernest F. Tucker,
chairman of the committee on places of
session. About 16 halls have been chosen
tor the different meetings which will be
carried on simultaneously. Through Dr.
Tucker's agency, the Armory will be con
verted Into a busy place. A large section
of the Armory will be required for the
general sessions, which will require seat
ing capacity of 2500. The remainder of
the drill hall and corridors will be lined
by exhibits of concerns representing the
manufacture of surgical appliances, elec
trical apparatus and chemical and food
productions and drugs of all kinds. Only
those productions that are ethical and
that are used by the medical profession
will be found on exhibit. All of them, it
Is safe to add, will be first subjected to
the closest scrutiny before they are se
lected. "Work of Finance Committee.
The work of the finance committee and
the committee on exhibits has been, con
ducted by Dr. Andrew C. Smith and Dr.
H. "W. Coe, while hotel arrangements
have been advantageously arranged for
by the committee of which Dr. William
Jones is head. Other committees are also
hard at work. ,
A large excursion will be arranged on
board steamers down the Willamette and
up the. Columbia River, and an elaborate
luncheon will be served at Multnomah (
Falls. The Exposition bands will be used'
In a grand fete which will take place In
the Exposition grounds, and for this oc
casion President Goode has kindly offered
the use of the New York State building,
which will be equipped as a restaurant
on a model of the great New York res
taurants. Two or three boatloads, of ex
cursionists, it is thought, will be sent
from-the association's meetings to Alaska
and the Orient.
T. B. M'DEVITT, SRV; .
For Municipal Judge. " r
Among the various aspirants for the
office of Municipal Judge, none Is, per
haps, better or more favorably known
than Thomas B. McDevitt, Sr.
A native of Boston, Mass., where In the
public scho6ls of that city he received his
early education. Mr. McDevitt. at the age,
of 17 years, enlisted In the-First Massa-'
chusetts Cavalry, and shared the hard-
T. B. "SI'DevItt.
ships, vicissitudes, reverses and triumphs
of that now famous regiment, until he
was incapacitated by wounds received in
the "Virginia campaign and was honorably
mustered out in 1S64.
Mr.. McDevitt came. to. Portland, Or., in
1S66, and served his time as a miner In
Eastern Oregon, and Idaho, In the gold
excitement of that time, where his sterling
manhood made him friends among the
adventurers who sought their fortunes in
this rough and unknown country.
After the mining excitement had abated
he settled in Portland and pursued his
trade as a harnessmaker, where, during
the past 39 years, he has reared a family
and occupied positions of trust and con
fidence. During his long residence In Portland
he has been a conspicuous figure In the
Grand Army of the Rcnublic in th Piir
and other benevolent societies, always sus
taining his part with energy, Integrity
In 1832, the residents of this city hon
ored Mr. McDevitt by electing him Justice
of the Peace for the "West Side, and his
record in that capacity warranted his con
stltUctii in re-electing him to a second
tcraS; since the close of which term he has
devoted himself to the, practice of law.
To the office for which he now aspires
he brings experience, conservatism and a
familiar acquaintance of more than a
quarter of a century with the people of
Portland, and particularly with the labor
ing classes, whose sympathies he has al
If to be kindly considered, universally
respected nd favorably commended by a
community in which a fellow-citizen has
lived, labored and wrought for 39 years
is a criterion of worthiness, then Mr. Mc-
x-evut snouia poll a winning vote on the
6th day of May next.
GROWING RUBBER IN
Rubber is grown largely in Brazil,
and of late to some extent in Central
America, but not until recent years has
any attention been paid to the growing
of rubber in Oregon. Since the advent
of the rubber tire on vehicles there has
been a great deal of rubber growing
Cold) in Oregon. Some dealers ship all
their vehicles with the rubbers already
on anc Immediately on arrival of each
shipment the rubbers begin to grow
(oll). If you would have fresh new
rubbers on your vehicles see Mitchell,
Lewis & Staver Company, First and
Taylor streets. They buy all vehicles,
except in the cheaper grades with chan
nels only, and put on their own Hart
ford rubber, fresh 'from the factory,
every 30 to 60 days. They put these
same high-quality rubbers on your old
THREATEN TO SUE
Riners Declare They Will Bdgin
ASSERT-THEY WERE JOBBED
Another Phase of . the Tanner-Creek
Sewer Case, AVhIclv Now 3Iay
' Get Into the Civil
Suit for damages against their ac
cusers is threatened by E. M. and W.
E. Riner, the contractors who built the
Tanner-Creek sewer. The bad places
in the sewer are now being rebuilt by
the city under the supervision of City
Engineer Wanzer, and if there remains
any balance of the contract price after
the sewer has been accepted .by the
city it will go to the Riners. They are
complaining because they have been
denied a representative in the sewer
to watch the progress of the present
work, and they aro objecting bitterly,
about other things. They say they in
tend to sue their enemies for damages,
but have .not yet stated who the de
fendants will be.
The Riners are under indictment
Jointly with es?-City Engineer" Elliott,
J. M. Caywood and Henry Chandler for
attempting to obtain money under false
pretenses from ' the City of Portland
for the Tanner-Creek sewer Job. The
trials are set for next month. ;
Wants a Certain Witness.
A. R. Mendenhall. of counsel for the
Riners. recently filed an affidavit In the
case, reciting that a certain witness
who is -in San Francisco would testify
thatf he knows that men employed on
the sewer were bribed to do botch
work by persons who were jealous be
cause the Riners obtained the contract.
Maurice Rclnsteln, a witness in the
case, cannot be found by a Deputy
Sheriff, who is searching for him with
a subpena, and is said to have gone
"I have said before, and say It
again," said E. M. Riner yesterday,
"that we know of no defective work
In the sewer Job. but wait until our
foreman, Relnstein. tells the District
Attorney -what he knows, and then we
shall be able to make some statements
that will Interest the public"
A. R. Mendenhall said:
"You Just wait until this trial comes
up. and then there will be some in
formation that will make big reading.
Rumelln isn't the only man back of
this thing; there are others, and they
will be made known. There is more
back of this than the people think,
but we can't go before the public with
it at present."
City Engineer Elliott says he never
gave the District Attorney ? any in
formation concerning crooked work on
tho Tanner-Creek sewer, because ho
had none to give.
E. 31. Rlner's. Statement.
Concerning the sewer contract and
the building of the sewer, E. M. Riner
"On the first bid for this sewer thero
was a pool, and the city was scheduled
for a holdup of about $5000. The bids
were thrown out, and the Becond time
the pool went to pieces. This man,
Reinsteln. and I were bidding on the
work, and he claimed that I told my
father what the bids were, so he could
bid under. Then, when my father got
the job. Reinsteln was made foreman.
He worked well and faithfully, but all
this time he was throwing us down
and taking money from the other side.
When the Job was completed: I made
him a present of a $40 suit of clothes,
having Implicit confidence in his work.
After tho other deal was shown up he
confessed and told where and when he
recleved money, from outside parties,
and we will have this evidence when
the time comes.
"We made good money out of the
Job, but It was simply a piece of luck
that we did. Had the weather been
bad we would have been ruined. But
because we did make money where
everybody thought we would lose,
there are certain financial Interests
which worked for our ruin. And that
Is the whole story, except that It has
hurt our business and Is still hurting
it. but we will come out all right yet."
E. M. Riner also admltes a personal
Interest In the prosecution of Council
man C E. Rumelln, and says they have
Information which will Injure him and
others which he will not now name.
"Mr. Rumelln knows the truth, but
See For Yourself!
tkre is a reason for
ourbeing so busy
We give for reasons: Good
furniture, prices right,
"Not a Dissatisfied Customer"
This Iron Bed has continuous post
1-inch in diameter with brass spin
dles. It is a beauty. You will want
one. Price now, for cash 10.50
ISO Sixth strrrt, opposite Tho Oresonlan.
DO YOU NEED
Tou'll feel comfortable In comlne to us be
cause you know that you are taking no
chances. You'll find It very expensive to ex
periment with opticians of doubtful ability,
besides the gTave danger of ruining your sight.
Broken lenses replaced for one year without
extra cost. Oculist prescriptions Oiled.
Oregon Optical Co,
Y. 31. C. A. Bids., 4th aBd Yamhill.
does not tell It, and Instead throws the
blame on us," he said.
Mr. Rumelln says there Is nothing In
the charge against him and that false
testimony was given against him be
fore District Attorney Manning.
Mr. Manning, on the other hand, says
he thinks he has a good case.
"We have been grossly misrepre
sented," said E. M. Riner, "but the
day of reckoning Is coming. The Tanner-Creek
sewer question will not even
be settled when our trials are over.
"We will -make more out of the job
the way It Is now than we would have
made had this trouble never come up,
for there are some people who have
been so energetic In condemning the
work who will pay dearly for it. When
this question Is Anally settled the peo
ple will see who Is In the right."
ADVANTAGE JO BUILDERS
Builders of residences, stores and fac
tories will profit themselves by calling
at the salesrooms of The M. J.' Walsh Co.,
and purchase their gas and electric chan
deliers and supplies. An Investigation so
licited. Showrooms, 343 Washington street,
"And thK" said the rorelgn -visitor In the
Senate Chamber, "la where, your statesmen
assemblo?" . "Oh. no," .replied the native,
"only the Senators meet here," Philadelphia
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"THE DRESSING GOWN" IS STAGED BY THE MOODY STOCK COMPANY
Reading from left to right: 2s'ed Hyskell. Constance riper, Frank Moody, Carolyn Friendly, Margaret Malarkey, Raymond Courses.
An entertaining production of "The Dressing Gown,", a bright little farce, was produced Wednesday evening at the residence of Dan J. Malarkey by the Moody
Stock Companay. with the following cast: Mr. Peabody. Frank Moody; Mrs. Peabody. Caroline Friendly; Mr. Kirk. Raymond Coursen: Miriam. Margaret Malarkey
Sarah. Constance Piper: Cumber. Ned Hyskell. The plot of the play centers around the dressing gown of Mr. Peabody. and his vociferous complaints as to ItS excessive
length and the amusing scenes when each member of the cast proceeds to shorten it, aroused much mirth among the Juvenile as well as the grown-up members of the
"large audience. , '
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That's all you need to know.
Leave the rest to us. ' '
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WHEN IT'S , IN OUR Ab, mSl SO
With all purchases oFIVE .
DOLLARS in our Boys' and' -Children's
MOYER AND OAK
LESSEN THE LEI?
Assessor Sigler Proposes to
PROJECT MEETS APPROVAL
Many Sny It 1VI1I Be a Big Adver
tisement for Portland, Show
ing Approximately Its
Assessor Slgler's proposal to Increase
the valuation of Multnomah county and
lessen the levy meets -with tho approval
of some of 'the largest taxpayers, while
the real cstato' men .declare It will be
the biggest advertisement . for Portland
that ever happened since "the penny was
flipped. . .
Before B. JD. Siglerwas nominated he
let it quietly. be knpwn that he would
strike out on 'new lines In administering
his office. To most taxpayers, great and
small, howevfir. the announcement of the
new policy yesterday was a. surprise.
Mr. Sigler has said that In this way
he hoped to make the taxes more equit
able, to place the assessment so that the
man who owns a valuable downtown
block will pay the same proportion of the
taxes as the man who owns a suburban
house and lot. All agree that It Is a
move toward truthfulness to say the
least, for the valuation of the county
has for years been so far below the ac
tual value as to deceive those Eastern
ers accustomed to an assessment nearer
the cash price for property.
"Mr. Slgler's proposal places a great
power In the hands of the council," said
A. Lt. Mills. "It is simply up to the peo
ple to elect a good reliable council. There
will be a great temptation to the coim
cllmen to raise a great amount of money
for city purposes. The city receives
seven mills out of the levy, but the coun
cil also places a levy for Interest on
bonded indebtedness. But the council
by the charter may reduce the levy be
low seven mills, If less than that amount
"I am not opposed to the proposal. I
have every confidence In Judge Webster
and the county board, though I know
few of the candidates for the council.
I believe that a higher valuation and a
lower levy will be a good thing for the
town. It Is true that the small taxpay
ers pay more in proportion than the large
owner, but the bulk of the money paid
for taxes comes from the large taxpay
ers, I believe. No, I don't know how
the Taxpayers' League will stand on the
question, but personally I am in favor of
"I have been East for a month and
met several men who had bought Port
land bonds." said L. J. Goldsmith, sec
retary of the Taxpayers' League. "These
people asked me why the assessment here
was so low. Personally I am In favor of
a lower levy with a higher valuation on
property. The Taxpayers' League will
meet in a couple of days to discuss the
The real estate men are pleased at the
prospect that the bug-aboo of "40 mills"
may hereafter not frighten away-prospective
.1t will be the greatest thing on earth,
for the city," cried N. W. Rountree..
"Yes, It will certainly be a bis help to
the real estate business," said H. L.
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