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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (May 21, 1905)
CENSUS IOWS .
Portland Is Increasing Very
-Rapidly in Population
- of Suburb's.
COMPARISON OF FIGURES
Too Early . Yet to Estimate. Number
of Inhabitants In City, but It Is
- . t k
. Vastly. Greater Than Five
- Years Ago. --
WHAT THE STATE CENSUS WILL
. SHOW J '
That some Portland preclncte , have
doubled" population in last five years.-
That where nautht but timber jirew
before, communities' are now estab
lished. That Portland's suburbs have been
crowini at a rapid rate.
That there has been great activity
in certain lines of business.
. That the people as a whole are finan
cially better off than five years aco.
That large number of young men
have come to Portland from other points,
That there are more -than 125 American-born
. That there, la almost an equal .num
ber of boy's and girls under JO years
That there has been a large . Increase
fn the number of people over CO years
That people In ' Multnomah County
marry at an early age, comparatively
The work of taking the state census
In Multnomah County goes merrily, on.
and the completed labor will reveal
Interesting- facts. At, the present time
the- work Is about two-thirds com
pleted, but It Is impossible to give full
reports of precincts and other districts
of the county, because there are but a
few precincts where the4 stragglers
have ",been taccounted for and -the -task
actually completed. "
Owing to the change in location of
ward and precinct boundaries since
the Federal census, no direct compari
son can be made, but figures show that
there has been a great growth
throughout the city, and that some
portions have almost doubled in popu
lation in the period stated. This is
particularly true In some East Side
districts, where many have been pur
chasing homes. Along the ' Mount
Scott, Montavilla. and ' Mount Tabor
car lines to the city limits there is
recorded a great growth. In" the dli.
rection of St. Johns the growth has
been just as marvelous. Communities
are 6w established -where there was
naught but timber and underbrush
five years ago. The suburbs have been
growing at a rapid rate, and not only
on the East Side, for Portland Heights
has. grown one-half Jn the five years
and "Willamette Heights and the dis
trictimmediately east thereof.
Some Comparative Figures.
Returns that are completed with the
exception of stragglers, which' "will be
picked .tip -by -special deputies of As
sessor Sigler as rapidly as possible,
tshow the following: Precinct Mo.- 1,
1CD0; practically the .same territory
showing In 1900 only 951: Precinct No.
3, 1325; the same district, as near as
can be ascertained, showing five years
ago but 1007. Precinct No. 7, 1606; the
same district before showing 1161.
Precinct No. 20. 669; the same district
showing in 1900 but 354. Precinct-No.
5, 1375; previous census 993. '-Precinct
No. 23,1925: previous census ab,out
1058.. Precinct No. 27, 986; previous
census, -497. Precinct No. 28, 476; pre
vious census, 388. These figures are
estimated, as correct previous census
figures cannot be obtained, owing to
thV change in boundaries.
The'-present -census will show that
there has been great activity In some
lines of business, as the Multnomah
County ,returns will reveal ah Increase
In lumber, fruit and stock. Another
fact of interest that is already-'to be
noticed by the returns is that .the num
ber of young men has Increased large
ly. The birthplaces shown -by the re
port blanks Indicate, that the majority
of these are. from Eastern and South
ern points, whohave como to the West
to make -their homes. That these men
will be instrumental in building up
the city and country there is little
Reports show that there will be
more than 125 American-born Chinese
voters. Though the increase in the
Chinese quarter has been small, yet
there is an Increase. Within the last
five years nearly 100 Chinese citizens
have attained their majority. There
has also been a small percentage of
Chinese who have come to Portland
from other points."
Males and Females About Equal.
The returns show another interest
ing fact that under the' age of 10
years the number of males and females
will "be about equal. In .the returns
so far collected it Js ."shown that more
boys under the age of 10 have been
born In Oregon than girls. Over the
age of 10 the -females predominate,
except between the ag.es of 20 and 25,
where the males again hold the rec
ord. The number of people over 60
years of age" testifies to the Oregon
country as conducive to longevity.
There has been a large Increase iq the
number- of people over 60 years ?f
age. many of whom, "the reports show,
were not in the "city or"state five years
Another fact of interest is that tht
percentage of youag. people who are
married is. very large Many of these.
have been, married in other parts of
the country and have come to Oregon
to start their married tllfe in a new
country! under new ocndiUons, and
with a .chance that is not theirs in the
East, xta the other hand, it Is re
vealed that those.. Oregon-born .do not
hesitate long before marrying,- as
many who have not reached the age of
28 are leuno. on iaa recoras as corn
in this fctate sad married. The reports
also shew that a .large -percentage of
theee yoaag hHsfea.no are professional
men of 'gdd education, . and. in fact,
the Hwjerlty -of them have" stated to
the deputies tthaf their occapatlon is
a paylag one. It Is believed . that
aff all el&ssfB af people new in
MtritMmah tJouirtjf circumstances and
cetiItioa. sw general jM-eeperJty.
The. workj taking the .cfMwus. fc-witT,
be finished in .this ceaaty in ike nelgh-
borhee-d of June 1. The werk Is feeing 4
done systeraatieally ad not XBaio' but
are properly -recorded en the 'blanks.
OBJECT TO THE ORDINANCE
Farmers Think Kegulatloa ,for th
Slaughtering of Anlrnkls "Wrong.
Several fanners In the vlclalty of this
city, representative of a large body of
those affected, entered a formal protest
yesterday to Mayor Williams against his
approval of the ordinance passed by the:
'City Council last Wednesday regulating
the, slaughtering of animals and the in
spection of meats.
Their opposition to the measure is based
upon the fact that a feature of its pro-
visions relates to the designation . of the"
Pacific States Packing Company as thoV
"Portland Abattoir, where animals may
be taken for slaughter and bainspected,.
alleging that this condition imposes a
serious hardship upon them on account of
its remoteness from the city markets.
They expressed a willingness to slaugh
ter the animals on their own premises,
and then permit the Inspection of the
carcasses at the shops where the meats
are sold, but. Ipsist that any 'other method
would operate" as a great Inconvenience,
and especially so in connection with the
long distance they would have to trans
port their meats. In order td comply with
the requirements of the municipal enact
ment. Mayor Williams listened to their com
plaints, with a great deal of earnestness,
but did not indicate what steps he wouia
take fn the matter of heeding their re
quest. It is said that the. entire farming
community is very much opposed to the
ordinance. . having just awakened to the
dangers that "threaten it by reason of Its
adoption, and would have protested ear-
JJler against the measure had it become
sooner aware mat it was uaeiy to oecome
a law. The farmers claim that it was
sprung upon a committee of the City
Council without any notice, and that
snap judgment was taken In its final pas
sage, nobody vitally interested having any
chance to make a proper, remonstrance
until it was too late.
TWO CROOKS ARE RELEASED
No Evidence Against the "Associates
of Barrett as to Theft,
A. L. Stafford and G. A. Hanlln, ar
rested together with William " Kane
on the night of April 30 for
stealing $135 from a cash box In the
Portland "Hotel bar, were released from
the County 'jail yeslcrJay, afternoon.'
The grand jury'returneJ not a true bill
as to Stafford and Hanlln. Kane, or Bar
rett; the third man. soon after his ar
rest, was taken- back to Baltimore on
requisition papers p answer-to a bank
roDDery cnarge. tstunora ana iianun are
said to be professional "crooks" with
various aliases, but Joseph Penny, the
cashier at the hotel, who had cnarge of
tho money thht was stolen .could not
testify mat it was tanen oy btanora
and Hanlln. On the contrary he testified
that tiiey were engaged In conversation
with him at the time the cash box was
robbed -and could not have tampered
with itunless he had seen them. There
was pernaps some other person con
cerned in the commission of the crime
whose identity has not yet been dis
s Straw Vote for Mayor.
Much interest is being awakened in
the straw vote for Mayor which was
started yesterday at the East Side fajr
of St. Francis Church. Grand"avenue
and East Morrison street. So far the
vote stands: For Williams, 114; for
Lane,, 109. The fair will continue open
durlpg the week, closing on next Sat
urday -night. No doubt a large vote
will be polled for each candidate.
George H. Williams will speak at the
fair next Thursday evening at 8:39
A CHAT WITH CHARLES JJREED
BX.A. A. G.
Charles J. Reed tilted back in his big
swivel-chair yesterday and put his feet
on the window-sill. This was evidence
conclusive that he was at home In the
new office of United States OJarshal for
the District of Oregon. ' Therer was an
unmistakable air of newness about Mr,
Reed's official pre
cincts when I called
harmoniously s a v
ored of a new deal In
Oregon politics, even
to the fresh paint
and plaster of the
The Reed offices are
in the northwest an
cle of the second
' floor. They have a
fine outlook and' an air of businesslike,
Mr, Reed has not yet received his com
mission, but he Is already installed and
transacting the business of righting
things up a lilt before his parchment
The pyramid-builders have been placing
one stone -upon the other in the new Government-building
for so long that only a
few elderjy men remember Just when the
work began.' Flippant persons assert
that the remodeling was undertaken the
year after Tranklln Pierce's election, b'ut
historians of better accuracy place the
period of renaissance at a later date.. It
Is certain, however. that generations of
workmen have tolled upon it. and but
few doddering ingle-nook patriarchs re
main to telKthe story of how they helped
to jlaco the, first stones for the addition
to the sombre ray pile.
This' digression la by way of reaching
Charles 'J. "Reied. the 'new deal" exponent
in Oregon omci&i me. e is "tne mys
terious stranger" of Republican politics
and is not tyet .familiar with the Inner
consciousness of "his Job. but It is jlgnlfl-
'cant that he has lost no-time In getting
down to business. And because of this I
found him hustling things Into his new
offices regardless of red tape or the law's
delay. Becaus'e he is capable of good
"nature and courtesy under stress, he
tilted back In his big
swivil-chalr, puf his
feet on the wlndow
slll and talked to me.
This should '.serve to
indicate that the
new Marshal doesn't
get fussed up. He. is
not a bit excited
over the big appoint-,
ment which dropped
into his" basket the
other- day when
somebody shook the
. .It's hard to under
stand how Charles J.
Reed has kept out of
politics for 50 years,
for he & one .of the
finest "aaixers" one
could wiph to see out
in tbehtettags after
the elusive-vale. Me
has -a, personality, that wouM be good 'for
$16,699 a year to the commercial politician.
However. beVnot that kind. Tar be exact,
he's sot.any kind of -a joUdan,. Sec. use
he jieesroot waac gwa-sboee and has , wast
es ;hkT time attending to bta.awn, bselivess.
I'M venture he'conidnt tell w"be cealretetbe
vote of Elck SklMet Precl net iR"3fepW
County. If bfe life epene4 tMen it- Hie
apptaeWn'tcoBe as a loaf or ftehl reelect ts farthering' JV an4 ortr, te-reward-
Its,U Jmlvb oom"& a sisr- J feriety? deitc-'aae ' ioaci Lv. . ,
FORCER. IS GMT
George B. Randolph' Arrested
'in Buffalo, H. Y..,
HE ADMITS HE IS GUILTY
-Will Come Back to Portland
Custody of an Officer to Aa
swcrfor Ills Crimes Com
mitted in' .ThlT' glty. . f
George B Randolph, alias .Charles A.
Reed, the man. who. passed forced checks
upon several Portland firms recently and
immediately left' the city, and whose
name the detectives refused to make pub
lir. hMnufia ills relatives promised to re
fund the money obtained with the "forged"
checks, was arrested iesterday at Bunaio,
N. T., and s being held for the Portland
police. A telegram announcing this fact
was "received at police headquarters last
night at S o'clock, and Detective uay win
go to Buffalo for the. prisoner as soon as
the necessary papers can dc oouuneo.
On the afternoon of Saturday, May 13,
It was reported to the pol!ceby Ben Sell
ing . that he had received In the course
of the day's business a forged check for
$56. Almost immediately otner compiauns
arrived at police headquarters, from .Fel-
denhelmer. the. G6ddard-.KelIy Shoe Com
pany, Welch the tailor, Meier ; Frank
and Roblnson& Co. At Feldenhelmer's
a .check for Sf5 had been"' presented and
the man had'purchased a watch.
Fronr the' descriptions It was learned
that undoubtedly the same man had
turned the separate tricks, and detectives
were at once assigned by Chief of Police
Hunt to run down the neroetrator. In-
each case the man had passed himself
off as a son of A. L. Maxwell. It was
soon learned that the man, was George
B. Randolph, a son of worthy and re
spectable people. A visit was made to
the Randolph residence, where It' was
discovered from a sorrowful mother that
the son had suddenly. left the-city on the
night train. The mother begged so hard
to save the family honor, and agreed to
replace the money obtained, that tlje de
tectives kept the young man s name a
secret, agreeing not to divulge It qnlcss
he was arrested. i
No trace of Randolph was obtained
until last night, when a telegram reached
the central station from Buffalo. N.-Y.,
stating that "a man who gave his name
as Charles A. Reed had been" arrested
there. The message stated that he had
on his person a watch from the Felden
helmer establishment, and that upon
questioning by the officers he confessed
that he had passed several forged checks
in Portland. The Portland police were,
therefore, Immediately notified. Randolph
was arrested In Buffalo while attempting
the same trick.
It' is believed by friends of the man
that his mind is deranged, as he lias al
ways borne a good reputation, fie was a
member of the Second Oregon Volunteers
and served In the Philippines. He worked
for a time in Spokane, -after being . mus
tered out of service. - If is, said that he
has been in Ill-health since' returning to
the United States.
Randolph's forgeries In this city on the
one day amounted to more than 5500. De
tective Joseph Day will go to Buffalo as
soon as possible to bring Randolph back
to Portland for examination. The police
anticipate an attempt on the part of rel
atives and friends to prevent prosecution
High School Societies Debate.
An affair of unusual interest occurred,
at the Portland High School last Friday,
afternoon, when a challenge debate be-
prise package, because the President
wanted a man who would behave.
PosslWy the President has had enough
of machinists. At aay ratc.i Mr. Reed
represents, the "new . deal" In Oregon,
which, it Is promised, .will be from the.
top of the deck.
The new 'Marshal was born in Auburn.
N. Y.; not that It matters much save
that he was born, and after all Auburn Is.
as good, as any other. In 1SS0 he went to-'
Minneapolis as manager for D. Mj Os
borne & Co., the business Being farming
Implements. In a few months more he
came to Portland In the same capacity,
and did so. well at It that he was placed
in charge of the Salt Lake and San Fran
cisco branches as well, and given entire
charge of the Osborne interests west of
the Rocky Mountains. While he was sell
ing wagons and go-devils for this corpo
ration he narrowly escaped politics on
one occasion. While he was out of town
some friends of his nominated him for the
Legislature from Multnomah County, and
expected him to be elected. His boss,
back in Auburn, where the main plant
was. heard about.it, however, and vetoed
the undertaking. This was many years
ago. but to this day when he thinks of
his peril Mr. tReed shudders. If the "wise
old man who made harvestenr-and things
hadn't Intervened. Charles J.. Reed might
now be called -Hon., and have to be a
In the year Bryan stampeded the Chi
cago convention -Mr. Reed bought the
Portland branch of Osborne & Co. and
organized a corporation of his own called
tho Columbia Implement Company. For
five years he conducted this business and
was then appointed -receiver for the "Wolff
& Zwicker Iron Company by the late"
Judge"BclHnger-. He was faithful to this
imnorlant trust and so concluded th af
fairs of the coticern in 19CC. Since that
time he has been connected with the Man
hattan, and Mutual -Life -Insurance Com
panies. He has a wife and two sons, and has
becnu considerable influence inthesdty's
life, notwithstanding the fact that he:
kept out of politics. He is a member of
the Protestant Episcopal church and be;
lleves in all that is good. Hers not
joiner., and doesn't know a single grip'oraj
password. He Is a member of the Ar
lington Club, but as a rule goes home
early of nights.
A certain .High School commencement
along: in the early (Ts ended his class
room education, but he has been a reader.
and "Knows his fanaKespcare. He might
hang a bangle on his4-waistcoat and pose
as a member of therHl Xi Fraternity arid
a real col lego Kiim. scai make the bloff a
success, fer to all intents -and purposes
he has a nnlshed education.- It's fortuf
nate that the new of&clal is so splendidly
companionable and interesting, for he
will raise thr average for United States
Marshals about 90 points.
When the story of his appointment is
told it will probably be found that the
lamented Jude Bellinger and Trands J,
Heney were responsible .for the surprise.
The former for years, was almost an elder
brother to Mr, ReedTana had the utmost
confidence la hlaa. It was only when pay
ing a sJstyHebut beautiful tribute ta the
memory of that Treat' Jwiet that the man
' I -f&md and. -chatted 'wRh'becawe serious.
Otherwise the burden of 'circumstances
seemed to rest XahUy uon him. " When I
was leaving he called after me: '.Co
often. There won't be,anyA ntnr rhnirThrr
aoaotonc la tbee oices. -d the. doors
will always be pen' ,A. thu a new
kind 9tr OrftgftR pubMcntMC takes, up The
empleymeflt'Af dogTthe-wWk:'s work Jn
Tkk Iran Bad Is sxmjlt -9f our
Regmlar $5 J50 Iroaf Bd, spjdai for
tkis weak .......... ..v. .f.OO
Oar new store is xiOYing right,
aleagr witMn four -of fiyewks it
will "be ready" for lis. You will notice;
, a iuirxj.uv-io ounaiag, oa xiasir
Morrison street, two bloxks;wet?of.
Grand avenue. m. J', "!
Extra values are being given 'now
at our store. ' -'
139 Sixth street, eppoiite OrcsesIaB Bide
Call up Main 677 and Get an Esti
mate Tree of Charge.
.We are showing the finest line of
Pianos in the city.
Easy Time Payments.-
372 and 374 Morrison Street, Corner
tween the Phllolcxian and Adclphian so
cieties took place. Miss Eunice Clark,- the
Phllolexlan president, presided. The sub
ject under discussion was:
"Resolved. That the United. Stales Sen
ators should be chosen by direct vote of
the people. The affirmative was ably
supported by three members of the Phll
olexlan Society, Misses Cora Mastlck.
Alleen Brong and Irene Ecott. while
Messrs. Tuffts and Rudolph and Miss
Schneider, of the Adelphians, made a
splendid defense for the negative. The
debate throughout was remarkably close;
the affirmative speakers, however, ex
celled In point of delivery and refutation,
and the decision of the judges, was In
In view of the fact that the Phllolexlan
is the elder society, the Adelphians feel
that their defeat was by no means. In
glorious, and they are preparing to put
up a strong team for the return debate,
to bo given in the near future.
Besides the debate, the programme con
sisted of a comic recitation .well rendered
by Miss Vivian Place, and a charming
pong by Thomas Dodson. "accompanied on
the piano by Harold. Germanus.
Asks for Construction "of Sewer.
A. B. Anderson and C G. Oswlg have
filed a petition with tho City Auditor ask
ing the Council to construct a sewer along
Alblna avenue, from SO feet north of the
north line of Skldmoro street to a con
nection with tho sewer in Prescott street.
to be composed of eight-Inch terra cottd.
piping. The petition is the outcome of a
notice that was served upon Anderson by
the health officer for maintaining a nuis
ance within the city limits. It appears
that' the district where he resides Is with
out proper sewerage, hence he was obliged
to reson. 10 a. tecnmcai vioiauon oi Tne
municipal laws in order to -meet the situ
Founds Consnmptlvp .Home.
Dr. T. D. Bancroft, representing the
Free Home for Poor Consumptives, a
benevolent Institution located at Salida.
Colo.. Is In Portland, and will remain
here about two months in the Interest
oi tne nome. wnicn ne esiaoitsnea tas
WH AT:JT MEANS
If votf nave vour eves fitted at our
for one yer-tKout extra jiost. iDuring tBst time if you Should bre4k your
frames or, leases we will jeplace" them.with new ones free of charge.
g do tie voJuMor:luines$ at low -prices and let pur castomers have
the -b&efit a6 rtduced rales;. ,
Over twenty thousand 'people in
our glasses ana constantly senorag us
ThrM if th'e'BMt Sre.xMrts ut
7 ca vnr m mm bk viucii
' Aiiwii 173 Fourth Street
WGCllfl UHUtlJ M. y.m.ca.bbiwi
InvieHile Bkocal. Teric HSpn. Jwd-
Mktsr other Glwirs;s.
: 1 S -
year, and which is maintained entirely by
A tract of 160 acres is the basis for. his
present establishment, and here be claims
that it is a free home in every sense ot
the word. When he first went to Colo
rado he was, attracted by the large num
ber of respectable persons there suffering
from the ravages of the disease who were
unable to support themselves if left to
thlr own resources and who would quickly
perish if obliged to return to their East
ern homes. The idea appealed to him to
found an institution where they would
be able to get the benefit of the climate
of that state, which Is- peculiarly adapted
'to the cure of, consumption, without, be
ing obliged to worry over expenses.
BEFORE YOUR FRIENDS .
And Others Arrive for the Fair
. Have the M. J. Walsh Co. call at your
residences', hotels and" stores, and have
them estimate In your gas and electric
fixtures. Show window and store-room
lighting. Telephone or see them" at their;
show rooms', ZiZ Wash. -St., corner Sev
enth, and" tallc It over.
Spanish W:ar Xcterans Meet.
BOSTON. "May 20. The annual cbnven-''
tlon of the National Commahdery, Naval
and Military Order of the Spanieh-Amer-'
lean War, began here today. Reports of
the various, officers were read and officera
were elected, including Major Harry" A
Hall. of Pennsylvania, commander-in-chlef.
lynchers Seek Negro Murderer.
WHEELING. W-.Va May 20. Conduc
tor William Drake and an unknown pas
senger on the line of the Wheeling Trac
tion Company were fatally shot by an
unknown negro today. The negro, when
ins'titutiorr yre will insure yourjjlasses
Pbrtland,and ymnity are now wearing
laeir reiaavegana men as.
tkk cemmtrj are-xt yor . erTic aid
SHur - On Sye jrl&seee' at 25 jer cent lew
, ' ' . """ ' " " -. '
FOR YOUR SPRING SUIT-WHEN
'SECURE SUCH GREAT VALUES
GIVING AT THIS PRIGE ?
HUNDREDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS."';.
CAN TESTIFY TO THEIR: GOODNESS.
;. YOU CAN SAVE FIVE DOLLARS ON YOUR
SUIT. JF THIS IS' AN OBJECT TOYOU
, WE. WILLRE. GLAD TO SEE 'YOU.
HEN YOU SEE IT IN QURVAD. irS'.SO.' 1
asked for his fare, pulled a gun, shooting
the conductor first. The passenger- grap
pled with the 'man In an effort to take
the revolver from him, when he. turned
and shot the passenger, then jumped from
the car and disappeared in the darkness.
A posse has been formed and lynching
Is feared, If the negro la apprehended.
Bryan' Will Tour the "Wbrltl.
LINCOIiN. Neb.. -May 20. William
It's.; not a. question of what
your heating medium is," but'
whether it supplies pure, fresh,
air and plenty of heat with'
.it. Our fan . system is &e
only one which, supplies both'..
the w. q: Mcpherson
Engineers and Contractors ' ;
47 FfRST STREET
AS WE ARE
Bryan announces- that he will make a-tour
of: the world for the study of municipal
ownership and railroad problems.
Violated, the Glanxliaw.
ABERDEEN, Wash., May . (Special.)
Jilanager. Iarfesty, of the Gray's Har
bor Cannery, was fined $Mhand Tcosts .for
violating the clam law passed by the last
Legislature'- Ho will appeal and .make a
test of the law. .
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