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THE SUNDAY ORBGOMAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 22, 1905.
How Judge Frazer Handles
PLAN IS TO REFORM THEM
Boys Who Go Astray Are Directed
Into Right Path With the Hope
That They ay Became
Good Citizens. . .
The weekly session of the Juvenile Court
was called to order at 9:30 o'clock yes
terday morning. Judge Prarer read the
names of three erring youngsters and
cited them to appear before him. He sat
In the witness-stand, under the Judge's
bench, and his manner, instead of being
stern nni austere, was pleasant and In
formal Thtee roughly garbed youngsters an
swered the summons. They crossed the
epaplous' Circuit Court roo'm reluctantly;
tut a rleasant greeting from the court
quickly relieved the strain of embarrass
ment. Freddie was a mere slip of a boy
not more thun S years old. .with a shock
of rtlow hair and a frank countenance,
-which bore no traces of waywardness.
Wjl'ie and OTom were of the same general
description. These boys had probably
played truant and. teased some petulant
woman they did not look bad enough for
But that was not it. There is no account
ing for the caprices of extreme youth.
These same three Innocent-appearing tads,
lately released from their swaddling
clothes, had robbed a Front-street store
of a considerable quantity of tobacco.
Incidentally, they had played truant from
school, and from home. Add 20 years to
their agos, and they would have been
candidates for the state prison. As It
was, all they needed was a little judicious
handling in order to shape their lives so
that they might eventually become valua
ble members of society.
Judge Frazer piled the boys with ques
tions. At first, they hesitated in telling
the truth. But when the court told them
a lie was the vorst crime in the category
of juvenile misconduct, they unbosomed
It did not take the court long to get at
the cause of the difficulty. It was the
same old story over again negligent par
ents. Each one of the youngsters proved
himself to be possessed of honesty. None
had any indications of abnormal tenden
cies towards wrong. It was merely a lack
This is found to bo the origin of nine
cases out of ten that appear in the ricwly
established Juvenile Court. Parents arc
either very negligent with their offspring,
or else relax their vigilance for p. time.
Now and then a really bad. boy shows up
whose mental construction and tempera
ment lead him from the most eyeful
environs to commit wrong. Boys t)f this
class are kept in official charge when
found out. Ordinary offenders are gen
erally released with a reprimand suitable
to their offense. The object of the Juve
nll Court inquiries Is to find out the needs
of erring children and supply them.
Judge Frazer proved right In his sur
mise that these misguided tots had not
been properly cared for. When he called
for their parents, two sturdy fathers, ap
parently laborers, came forward. The
father of Willie and Tom at once proceed
ed to absolve himself from all blame.
"I Just can't do a single thing with
those boys," he said, with an Injured tone
in his voice. "They won't mind me, but
do exactly as they please."
Judge Frazer looked a hole through the
fellow: "Do you mean to tell mo that
you a-e unable to manage these two lit
tle boys of yours two tots that are not
much more than babies. These boys have
done nothing wrong. You, sir, are the
offender, and if anyone was to be prose
cuted, I should feel like prosecuting you.
for your neglect of these children. Now,
if you feel you can't manage these two
babies, a great, big, able-bodied man like
you, then I'll turn them over to the Aid
Society. Can you manage them?"
A new light had dawned on the
father. He was sure now that he could
manage them. He would make them
go to school every day. Ho had prob
ably been born with good intentions,
but Just didn't know until this minute.
The father of Freddie had profited by
the experience of the other, and he did
no commit himself. He was sure he
could manage his young hopeful, and
would be very careful of his training
in the future.
"It depends on you two and your
wives whether your boys become valu
able citizens or worthless vagabonds,"
was the court's partings admonition as
he dismissed the tiny offender. Then
two citizens and three coming citizens
left the room, sadder but wiser for
their advent in the Juvenile Court.
The next case was attended by a
scene of pathos. It brought about the.
separation of a widowed mother and
her only son. Little Frank had sot out
to be a bold, bad boy. Although less
than 12 years old. he had armed him
self with a 38-callber revolver, and had
playfully fired a bullet Into the right
breast of his playmate; Toby. Fortu
nately, the ball did not strike squarely,
and a flesh wound was the onlx. conse
quence of this rank piece of childish
Now, all might have, been well had
Frank not insisted upon lying to "the
court. In the face of overwhelming
evidence, and despite the court's plea
for honesty, the lad held to a highly
Improbable story of accidental dis
charge. Then the mother came for
ward and made what w'as an obvious
attempt to shield the lad in his lies.
This necessitated more evidence, dur
ing which it was shown that the moth
er was hardly what would be consid
ered a fit custodian for children. Re
gardless of her pleas, which were first
dramatic and then hysterical, the court
awarded the boy to the custody of the
Bop' and Girls Aid Society.
When Officer Hawley stepped for
ward to take the boy, he clung wildly
to his mother's skirts. For half a
minute the courtroom rang with, the
rending sobs of the mother and the
terrified screams of the child. Finally
they were taken away together, and
under certain stern restrictions the
boy may be allowed to go home again.
As to the rest of the docket, the
cases were very similar. Boys had
tormented some defenseless human
idlosyncracy or had committed small
thefts or had run away from home or
school. There was every condition of
boy, and each was given a much-noed-ed
lesson in behavior. The attitude
maintained by the court was. that of
adviser and friend rather than of trial.
Magistrate. Each boy was made to
feel that the law was trying to help
him to do better and not punish him
for the bad he had done. Punishment
would not come until "next time." It
Is Indeed -a very bad "boy "who -wil'rtaka
any chances of facing the Juvenile
Court "next time."
LISTEN TO PROF. ZUEBL1N
Economist Talks to Uadlcs on "Sav
ing and Spending."
Sirs. Gordon Voorhles, of 04 Madison
street, threw her spacious home open yes
terday morning to a gathering of some 70
ladles of Portland. They had come to
gether unexpectedly because of the oud
den opportunity to listen to a lecture by
Professor Zueblln. There was no busi
ness of any character attended to, though
there are tangible signs that a meeting
to he held the coming week will result
in the birth of a. Consumers' League of
Portland, by the aid, of which It Is the
desire of the ladles gathered to fight
as a unit the sweatshop.
All the time was given to the Interest
ing lecture entitled, ""Saving and Spend
ing." Though It lasted fully 45 minutes,
there was not a moment when the In
terest lagged which simply goes to prove
the Interest Professor .Zueblln creates in
all his talks. One somewhat unique fea
ture of the subject was that several
times he advocated spending rather
than saving, saying that the latter tend
ed to narrow the horizon of understand
ing. There were teachers, artists and so
ciety woman in addition present, and
great enthusiasm was shown.
Mrs.. Markham, who "Is now the . presid
ing officer of the organization that looks
SERVED WITH HONOR IN THE
The late William C. Johnnton.
William C Johnston, who served
with dlrtlnctlon In the Philippines
with Company F of the Second Ore
gon "Volunteers, died yesterday, at
the homo of his mother, Mrs. E.
G. Kestor. -E34 East Powell street.
His sudden death is much regretted
by his comrades. Ip the. Philippines
he made an enviable record during
his service In the examining divi
sion, his work leading -to the dis
covery of many frauds. The fu
neral will bo held today at 2:30 P.
M., from the family residence.
forward to the birth of a consumers'
league of Portland, said last night at
"Yes, I certainly think that the prob
abilities of the reallzationof our hopes
in this direction are very bright. Besides
having the interest of many of the clergy
and other prominent citizens to back us
I feel that each of the ladles in this
primary club feels It a duty which must
be attended to and this Is the feeling that
brings results to any enterprise. I feel
safe In saying that the meeting to be
called next week will not adjourn with
out many tangible results leading to a
permanent establishment of this mUch
REFORM RUINS BREWERY.
Uig Kansas City Company Goes Into
KANSAS dlTr, Mo.. Oct 2L Upon pe
tition of some of its creditors. E. J.
Becker, of Kansas City, was today ap
pointed receiver for the Imperial Brewing
Company, of this city. The company owes
about 5525,000. The debts include 5200.000
first mortgage bonds. $125,000 second mort
gage bonds and about 5300.000 floating
debts. The first mortgage bonds were
handled by the Germanic Trust Company,
of St. Louis, which was made trustee un
der the mortgage. The Germanic Trust
Company has since been absorbed by the
Commonwealth Trust Company.
The failure is attributed to the reform
movement in Missouri and Kansas. G.
(B. Silverman, attorney for the brewing
company, said today: "There were many
reasons for the failure. Most Important
of all, I think, was this wave of reform in
Kansas City. It has been hard enough
for the brewers in Missouri, but worse in
Kansas. They are closing up the joints
on the Kansas side and locking the sa
loons on the Missouri side on Sunday."
Price of Leather Advancing.
NEW YORK. Oct. 2L The advance in
the price of leather of all grades, which
has been steady and continuous for the
past two months, has reached a point
where the manufacturers of leather goods
are taking alarm and beginning to talk
of raising prices all along the line, says
today's Journal of Commerce. Already
the Chicago shoe manufacturers have
advanced their prices E0 cents per pair,
and there was' talk here yesterday to the
effect that Eastern manufacturers would
follow suit within a few days.
Quotations have risen so persistently
and strongly and it is becoming so ap
parently easy to get higher and higher
prices that unless wisdom and restraint
prevent friction between buyers and sell
ers there is da'nger ahead. Never In the
history of the leather trade have the
prices of hides been so high for a con
tinuous period. It has been an extraor
dinary situation, and its existence is
charged up to Chicago packers.
looking for Heirs to Estate.
Inquiry concerning the heirs of James
Grady, who died recently In Montana, has
been received by County Clerk Fields from
Phil S. Cole, an attorney at Cholceau,
Mont. Mr. Cole states that Grady left
considerable property, which is now In
the hands of the public administrator,
and that no heirs have been discovered,
Grady was married in Portland in 1881,
and subsequently lia and his wife were
divorced. County Clerk Fields examined
the marriage records, and ascertained that
James Grady and Nellje Gleason were
married in this city la 1BS1 by Rev. J. F.
A Judicious Isqulrj-.
A. well-known traveling man who visits
the drug trade says he has often heard
druggists Inquire of customers who asked
for a cough medicine whethor it was
wanted for a child or for an adult, and if
for a child they almost invariably recom
mend Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. The
reason for this Is that they know there
Is no danger from It and that it always
cures. There Is not the least danger in
giving It, and- for coughs, coWs and croup
It is unsurpassed. For sale By all Crvc-SLstK,
BUILO JOINT TRACK
0. R..& N. and Northern Pa
cific Have Agreed.
FROM GRANGEVILLE SOUTH
It Will " Follow the Gul de Sac
RoutcTlirough thcRIch Wheat
Prairie JDandsJof Idaho.
Contracts to Be Let.
At a conference held- in Portland yes
terday between General Manager J. P.
O'Brien, of the Ha rr I man lines: Vice-President
Charles "M. Levey, of the Northern
Pacific, and Chief Engineer Boschke, of,
the former, and Chief Engineer Pear
son, of the latter company, it was virtu
ally decided that the Joint line to be built
to Grangevllle should follow the Cul de
Sac route. This portion of the Joint con
struction of the two companies in North
ern Idaho had not been previously agreed
upon as. to its route. Reports of engineers
who have been engaged In running lines
show that to be the moBt desirable line,
both because of easier grades, moderate
curvature and the advantage of traversing
many miles of almost level prairie country
that will be among the largest wheat
producing areas of the inland Empire.
Surveys 3Iade Years Ago.
Five years ago surveys were made by
the O. R. & N. from Lewlston via Peck,
Nez Perces and Cottonwood, thence to
Grangevllle. thereby avoiding conflict by
intrusion upon territory tributary to the
Northern Pacific. Maps and profiles of the
different surveys were gone over, and the
decision reached, subject to conclusion
after Mr.1 Levey shall have gone Into
details more fully. .As the Pacific
Coast executive official'-of the Northern
Pacific, he will have charge of the con
struction of this line, the Harriman sys
tem building the Rlparia-Iy-wiston line.
Engineer Chase, of the O. R. & N., -assistant
to Chief Engineer Boschke, has had
charge of the surveys made on bohalf of
that company. ,
Choice of Route.
The branch will beghi at tho present
Northern Pacific terminus at Cul de Sac
to Chelsey, thence to Pine City and Cold
Spring, thence half a mile north of Ho. a
mile west of Dublin, crossing Lawyers
Canyon on a high trestle, and on to Cot
tonwood; thence almost due .southeast
across Camas Prairie to Grangevllle. Con
tracts for grading and bridge work will
be let In a short time by the chief engi
neer of the Northern Pacific.
Charles M. Levey, who spent yesterday
In Portland, departed for Lewlston yester
day afternoon on O. R. & N. train No. 4.
occupying his private car and accompanied
by Chief Engineer Pearson.
A GRAND REUNION
Of - the Society of Japanese Art Ad
The OrlentaNbulldlng at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition grounds wljl present a
husy scene Monday. The Society of Jap
anese Art Admirers, who were anxlous-.to
secure for this country the 5300,000 worth
of beautiful and costly exhibits in the
Japanese section at the Exposition, will
hold a grand reunion, beginning at 10
o'clock Monday. The unique and hand
some souvenirs will be given out to all
the 20,000 members or shipped to their di
rection. All 'of the exhibits remaining
will be sold at public auction by Mr.
Charles H. Conners. the world-renowned
auctioneer, of Los Angeles and New
York. Not one article will be reserved.
The exhibits that have been prize-winners
at all the expositions of the world
will not be reshlpped to the empire of
It is a rare.ppportunity to beautify your
home at small cost During the recent
popular sales at the Oriental building the
prices sold for were about 10 por cent of
the original cost in Japan.
Those attending tho auction are our very
best people. They are ladies and gentle
men of culture and refinement They
represent the wealth and aristocracy of
tho city. They appreciate the great value
of the articles offered, and buy them as
rapidly as the busy arraj of attendants
can hand them out.
PortIandScople have never had as good
an opportunity to buy as now. Many
merchants and' dealers In art goods and
curios attend these sales and buy liber
ally of .the tremendous bargains offered.
A little later, when you wish to pur
chase a -Christmas present or birthday or
wedding gift, you will pay these same
dealers four or five times the price you
can buy for now.
Monday will be a red-letter day at the
Oriental building. Don't wait. He that
hesitates Is often disappointed.
After serious illness Hood's Sarxaparilla
imparts the strength and vigor so much
ONLY A SUGGESTION
But It Hbi Proven of Interest and
Value to Tkoussndfu
Common sense would suggest that If one
wishes to become fleshy and plump It can
only result from the food we eat and di
gest, and that food should be albuminous
or flesh-forming food, like eggs, bcef
Eteak and cereals; in other words, the
kinds of food that make flesh are tho
foods which form tho greater part of our
dally bills of fare.
But the trouble is, that while wc cat
enough and generally too much, the
stomach, from abuse and overwork, does
not properly digest and assimilate It.
which Is the reason so many people re
main thin and under weight; the digestive
organs do not completely digest tho flesh
forming beefsteak, eggs and similar
There are thousands of such who are
really confirmed dyspeptics, although they
may have no particular pain or inconve
nience from their stomachs.
If such persons would lay their preju
dices aside and make a regular practice
of taking, after each meal, one or two ot
Stuart's Dyspepsia- Tablets, the food
would be quickly and thoroughly digested,
because these tablets contain the natural
peptones and diastase which every weak
stomach lacks, and by supplying this
want the stomach Is soon enabled to
reach Its natural tone and vigor.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets digest everx
Kina oi nesn-iornung rooa, meat, eggs,
bread and potatoes, and this is the reason
they so quickly build up. strengthen and
Invigorate thin, dyspeptic men, women
Invalids and children, even the most
delicate, use them with marked benefit as
they contain no strong, irritating drugs,
no cathartic nor any harmful ingredients.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets aro the most
successful and most widely known of any
remedy for stomach troubles, because they
are the most reasonable and scientific of
Stuart h Dyspepsia Tablets are sold by
every' druggist In the United States and
Canada, as well as Great Britain, at 50
cents for complete treatment.
Nothing further is required to cure any
stomach trouble or to make thin, nervous,
dyspeptic people strong, plump and well. '
FASHIONS IN FURNITURE
Gathered from the leading manufacturers of fine furniture, is now
displayed on our floors a most complete showing of artistic and up--to-date
creations in furniture of superior quality and finish, in such
popular woods as mahogany, walnut, oak, rosewood and birdseye
maple. Covering everything for the parlor, library, livingroom,
diningroom and bedroom, this showing of new and beautiful furni
ture is designed on such famous
lines as classed under French,
Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Em
pire and Colonial periods. In
parlor and library pieces,
the many new reproductions
covermgs or morocco,.
We invite your attention
especially to the new dis
play of parlor and bedroom
pieces in walnut. The pop
ularity of this attractive
wood has brought forth this season many new and beautiful reproduc
tions. Another showing worthy of mention is our handsome line of new
designs in armchairs and rockers- in select golden oak and mahogany.
These pieces combine both comfort, beauty, durability of construction
and perfection of finish. Our display of new Mission furniture in
Fumed and Weathered Oak covers two-thirds of our first floor. To
this exhibition of furniture styles we welcome all who are interested
in artistic furniture.
mohair and silk excel any
thing as yet shown in this line.
McDougall Kitchen Cabinets
This is exactly what one of
these Cabinets will do for you.
The McDougall idea is to lighten
the labor of the housewife, to;
save innumerable steps and un
necessary work. The average
woman spends half of her time
in the kitchen. She is certainly
entitled to any convenient sys
tem that will save time and
labor. McDougall Cabinets are
a system of systems.
30 Days' Trial
In Your Own Home
So thoroughly are we con
vinced of the convenience of
these Cabinets that we offer
you a 30-days trial in your own
home. If the Cabinet does not
do everything that is claimed
for it, and if it is not absolutely
satisfactory in every way, we
give you the privilege of send
ing it back and your money
will be refunded. Is not this a
EVERY SPACE UTILIZED
ABOVE AND BELOW TABLE
TO CHOOSE FROM
For the purpose of making room for new arrivals in
bedroom pieces, we have selected and marked at special prices
six pretty patterns from our line of Dressers in mahogany,
maple and oak. This sale will last three days, beginning Monday.
This Dresser in select mahog
any, highly polished. Has
full-size, beyel-plate mirror
in fancy "frame; also fancy
curved supports, and swell
front fitted with solid brass
trimmings. Regular hQrt
price $38, special. n)tjmi
Handsome Dresser in select quarter-sawed
golden oak, hand polished. Full size
bevel-plate mirror in fancy-carved frame;
also carved supports. Has serpentine
front and solid brass trimmings. (tAA
Regular price $34, special J)7
Quarter-sawed golden oak Dresser, highly
polished; full size, bevel mirror in carved
frame and carved supports. Fancy front
and solid brass trimmings.. QQ
Regular price $40, special. u)3 m
Dresser in select birdseye maple. Has full
size, bevel-plate mirror and carved sup
ports. Fancy front fitted with solid
brass trimmings. Regular price dQf
$60, special ...pui
Handsome Dresser in select birdseye ma
ple. Artistically carved frame and sup
ports, also fancy bevel-plate mirror. Has
serpentine front and curved legs. Trim
mings of solid brass, ornament- & A f
Kegular price $bU, special cpTT
New Patterns in Carpets and Rugs
Our showing of floor fabrics this season comprises the latest and
best designs in carpet styles, embracing a handsome variety of
Oriental, NfloraI and two-tone effects in Wiltons, Axminsters,
Body Brussels and Tapestry Brussels. Many of these patterns
present new and novel effects and colorings, and a goodly portion
. x: li j i i i- r. i- r
ui uiu hill cttivc ran uispiay is entirely exclusive, kjvly line or
Ingrains offers an extensive variety of new designs for selection.
In Hodge's sanitary fibervcarpets and rugs are shown many dis
tinctive patterns and effective colorings. Made in two ways
half .wool, half fiber, and all fiber these carpets and rugs are
adaptable to almost any room in the home.