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THE 0BEG02T DAILY . JOURNAL, POBTLAND, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19. 1904.
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i An Instructive Story in Sis f
I Brief Chapters
. CHAPTEB X. .,
The Offense.- --'
In November, 1903,. Frederick A. Ban
croft, postmaster of Portland, attempted
to borrow from the letter carrier' as.
socletion J 500,. and secured the money
from the trustees, But 7 because he
failed to comply with certain conditions
upon which the loan was to be made, a
peremptory demand : .was made upon
htm for the repayment of, the money;
Sunday,' November s 15, ' Bancroft took
from the poetofrice safe 1800, putting
his I. O. U. In place of It Out of this
money he repaid the letter carriers', as
sociation. The next day,- Monday, Ne
vember Id, Bancroft, went to' the money
order department and : demanded 1100
which was given" to him. r In , the same
manner- and- on , the same day' he . ob
tained 140 frora'Uie stamp department.
This made a total of $940 appropriated
from the funds .In the postmaster's
keeping.; 'J' y i?:-'y;,'y ----:' :
A week later, Monday, November 23,
the postal Inspectors unexpectedly , ap
peared and began an Investigation, .The
shortage was discovered at once, and
the Inspectors found and, took posses
sion of Bancroft's I. O. U. for 1800 of
the money he had taken.' Obviously the
postmaster's only hope lay in-, the, Im
mediate, "repayment of , the money, and
this he '. succeeded.',. In-Accomplishing
urtnff iha.'Hav ht Tint until all thA
facts Were In the Inspectors' hands. Tho
latter learned also that this was not the
first time that the postmaster had used
postofflce funds in this manner. 'The
facts were duly reported to the depart
ment at "Washington. '"...; V'-'v '
, , VJ " '' CHAPTEB XX. , " "r
' Punishment Prescribed By X.aw.
Under the -federal laws, any conver
sion of public funds by a postmaster,
whether there is the intention of re
payment or not. Is made a felony. Sec
tion 6940, revised statutes of the United
States, is as follows:
''Every officer or other person charged
by an act of congress with the safe
keeping of the public moneys, who fails
to aaf ejy keep the same, without loan
ing, using, converting to his own use,
-depositing 4n banks or-exchanging for
other funds than as specially allowed
by law, shall be guilty of embelement
of the money . so loaned, used, converted;
deposited or . exchanged,. - and shall be
Imprisoned : not less than, six months
nor more than ten years, and fined In a
sum equal to the amount of money so
EN ROUTE LIST
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OEBEBAX. CAB0O TO POBTXtAHD
ANOTHES CHARTER. '
Meyer, Wilson ft Co. chartered the
urriiiHii amy juiuio, ywmciuay ill
load a general cargo at Mewcastle-on-Tyne
for Portland. The vessel is now
en oute ' from Tacoma for the United
' Kingdom with a cargo of wheat, shipped
by Balfour, Guthrie & Co. She has now
been out 10S days and Is about due. She
cleared for Cork.
The Nomia is of 1,921 tons net reg
ister. During the past few years she
has made several trips to Portland. - At
one time she was known as the German
ship Auchencalrn. - -
The British bark Lamorna was char
tered on Saturday to Iqad wheat at Ta
coma for the United Kingdom at a rate
: of 20s, which . Is the same as , was re
ceived by the last two ahips taken at
Portland. During the past few weeks
this is the first grain ship that has
been fixed for Puget sound loading.
The British ship Ancalos cleared yes
terday for Durban, South Africa,
with 82,02! barrels of flour, valued at
1112,077 and 1,000 cases of canned goods,
worth $2,760. This cargo is the largest
flour cargo to ,be dispatched to the dark
continent for more than a year. The
vessel has dropped down to St. Johns
and will leave on her voyage as soon as a
crew Is secured. .
The British ship East African will
complete her wheat cargo for Europe
today, . and Captain Johnson, ' the skip
per, says he will probably leave down
the following day. The cargo will con
sist of about 2.800 tons. The East Af
rican has been In port since November
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POB CITII. 8EBTXCB COB8TTXJL,
In a communication to the Portland
chamber of commerce Senator John H.
Mitchell states that he will favor the
Lodge bill or some similar measure for
the conducting of the consular service
on the merit system.
A CONTINUAL DRAG:.
The Exact Term.
Only hose who have experienced the
pain and suffering incident to Piles or
Hemorrhoids can know what a drag and
handicap this complaint is; how even the
mildest forms hinder the patient from
putting forth his or her best efforts,
while those afflicted with bleeding and
protruding plies realise all tho tortures
of the Inquisition.
It may surprise the reader to know
that there is a sura, permanent cur,e for
this disease, as the following testimony
.from Mr. E. A. Leonard, an American
resident in the City of Mexico, will
show: . , ' . ;
"For twenty , years X suffered from
piles, sometimes' being confined to my
bed for days at a time. The relief re
reived from doctors, both in the United
States and Mexico, was temporary, and
mora than frequently I received no re
lief; other medicines had no effect.' It
was a continual drag. .1 was fit for
nothing. I finally tried Pyramid Pile
Cure; first application was magical; I
could not believe I was awake next
morning; I experienced a relief that I
had not known for twenty years. One
box cured me; but not belloytng myself
cured, I bought two more, but they are
still in my trunk. I first used the rem
edy in July, 1902; have had no occasion
to use It since. The world should know
of Pyramid Pile Cure. I have no words
to express its merits.".
Pyramid Pile .Cure is In the form of
a suppository,' which is admitted by. all
physicians to be the ; best preparation
lor treating pues; it comes in direct
contact with the painful - tumors and
"does Its work quickly and painlessly. It
Is sold by druggists, generally, for SO
cents a package, Brjd there Is no other
remedy "Just as good."
Write Pyramid Drua Co.. Marshall.
Mich., for their little book on tho causes
and cure of piles which is sent free for
the asking,. , . ..
President Boosevelt on Kecent Postofflce
'The prime need is not new legisla
tion, but the punishment Of those who
offend'against existing laws. ..The post
office department is making certain
changes In the method of administration,
notably in the method of Inspection, by
which the service will be improved and
the chance of corruption existing with
out discovery be minimized; but the
only way to meet the real evil is - to
punish the offenders, by removal in any
event and, where possible, by prosecu
tion .under the : criminal statutes. In
any great business, public or private,
wrongdoing Is certain at times to oc
cur. The way to guard against it Is to
rigorously, scrutinize the character -of
those appointed, carefully to supervise
their actions after appointment and, fin
ally, to punish with relentless severity
those' who go wrong. , All this is being
done. '- . ' . .-, ;': ..."
"Those in the public service whose
duty it is must ever be vigilant in the
detection of wrongdoing, fearless in its
exposure, , relentless , in its prosecu
tion. ' In the last resort,
good laws and good administration alike
must rest upon the broad basis of sound
public opinion, v A dull public conscience,
an easy-going acquiescence in corrup
tion, infallibly means' the ruin of free
institutions. Freedom is notia. glt
which will tarry long in the hands of
the dishonest or of 'those so foolish or
so incompetent as : to tolerate dishonesty-in
their public servants.''
,' CHAPTER XT.
--f-riv-Question. ' - -
' '"What' will the department do with
that Portland postmaster who took the
postofflce funds?" This is a question
which the postofflce inspectors have
been asked for the past six weeks by
every country postmaster visited in
Oregon. . ' - , .'
CHAPTER T. '
Announcement from the postofflce de
partmentjit Washington that Bancroft
wmild tie permitted to retain his Job.
' CHAPTER TX,
The president's 'political fences need
attention, in Oregon and the congres
sional delegation is now expected to
do the work.
tTBTVXBSAXt CUSTOM XS THAT XBT
SOCK BB BAKED XB BOHOB OP
- PXBST YESSEX. TAXEH XH KARI
BEBS WABT XT BAKED POB
Which will be the flrstshlp that will
go on the drydock at St. Johns?
. That is the question uppermost in the
minds of waterfront frequenters at the
present time, y According to those who
pass as authority on marine matters the
first vessel that goes on the drydock
will not only be put in shipshape man
ner, free of charge, but the dock will be
named in her honor. That has been the
custom the world , over, they explain,
and it is surmised that the same plan
will be followed and unanimously in
dorsed by the Port of Portland commis
sion. , . . . - ; V. - -
The skipper of ' . the ... American ship
Sargeant is anxious to have his vessel
the first to enter the drydock. She has
been lying at St, Johns ever since last
fall, and if the drydock is ready for
operation by early spring the ; proba
bilities are very strong that the Sar
geant will carry "off the honors, j
In the event that it will not be com
pleted, however, before the middle of
April, some other vessel will receive
whatever distinction there may be in
store for being at the head of the list
, In this connection. ,
The Sargeant will sail about April 1
for Alaska to remain during the salmon
Ashing season. 1
If tho old-time policy of naming the
dock after the first vessel that is taken
Into it for treatment is adhered to by
the Port of Portland commission, many
of the local mariners hope that it will
be an American craft
"It would be an oiitlnnrilnh , thtnir "
am captain Harry Emklns recently,
have the dock christened soma
pronounceable name. That will be Just
what will happen If a French. German
or Italian ship should be the first to go
on the drydock. It should be managed
In some manner to get a vessel on there
havlng-goodrold American name.
Then everyone "can remember it and
speak it without seeking the aid of some
friend or dictionary. Besides, it would
show a certain amount of respect and
loyalty to our' own - country. I am
anxious to see the Sargeant win out In
this matter. The Sargeant drydock
would sound all right."
Those having the , drydock work
cnarge state mat it will probably
ready for operation by April 1. Three
Of the nnntnnn in mnw at lh. alt K..
two others are still at Vancouver. They
are practically completed, however, and
will soon be brought around to 8t
Johns. From now on It Is believed that
the work will be pushed to completion
very rapidly. ' ' ,--.
... PLAYERS ARRESTED
"Lottery games will not be tolerated In
Portland under any conditions," said
Chief of Police Hunt this morning In
speaking of the arrest of Lai Wan. whose
place at 65 Fourth street was raided by
Sergeant Carpenter and Patrolman Res
lng Saturday night,
- Although refused admission at the front
dorr, the officers made their way to the
rear, where they knew a -secret entrance.
Then It was easy for them to get into the
room, iney rouna tne tickets, stencils and
stamps of January 17, In the possession of
the Chinaman. Gottlieb Faurer, white,
was also in the place. He, too, was taken
to the station, but released on his own
recognisance., Lai Wah : furnished 2100
bail and will be on hand for trial Wed
nesday. '.' ' '.- y ... . . .., , .
Lai Wah. Is" said to be making serious
complaint against the police for singling
him out for arrest, but the officers state
that they will get the others If they
can secure the evidence.
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TEB APPZAX. TO PUBLIC.
At a meeting olf the executive com
mittee pf the Oregon State Equal Suf
frage association held in the office of
Miss Frances E. Gotshall in the Union
block on. Friday, It was voted to enlist
as many legal voters as possible In cir
culating the women's initiative petition
by the aid of the following letter which,
on action of Mrs. H. W Coe, the press
was respectfully asked to present to its
readers. Blank petitions can be secured
in any desired number at the office of
Hon.?W. Cary Johnson, room J IS Ore
gonlan building, or at the office of the
Gotshall Printing company, room 5,
Union block, 227 ft Stark street.
; ' Aa Open Letter.
To the voters of Oregon Gentlemen
The women of Oregon have, during the
week, been privileged to enjoy the visit
of a number of women from the four
enfranchised states of Wyomln. Colo
rado, Utah atid Idaho. To note . their
womanly pride in the public-spirited men
who have extended to them the courtesy
or enrrancmsement . nils us with Joy.
But, at the same time. It inspires us with
an increase of patrlotio desire to see the
enlightened men of old Oregon awaken
to their present opportunity to extend
to their own mothers, wives shd dnugh
ters the same rourtf'sy tl)at the chival
rous men of; the lntcrmountaln states
n-. i- n 11 tt y tl
proves tiiat Diraweiser .is ,
: Crowned -Supreme in
Budweicer is a product
This exceeds the combined sales of all
Total Beer sal(fe
have bestowed upon their companions,
In Interest almost without the asking.
One Colorado woman said at the hotel
reception on Wednesday last: "I used to
take no interest in public affairs. Now
I can put my children to bed and go with
my husband to a political meeting, and
he comes home with me. He used to go
to such meetings alone, and was1 de
tained, sometimes, till morning."
An Idaho woman said: "We are no
longer looked upon as ciphers; but are
considered 'somebody.' " And another
added: "We hava now
Two' heads In council, two beside the
Two In the tangled business of the
. These women, who did not obtrude
their enfranchisement upon us unbidden,
gave their opinions freely when asked;
and all agreed that all agitation of the
question ceased : when the boon was
granted. . : ,
And now,' gentlemen, Inasmuch as It
rests, with you only to say whether or
not your own wives and mothers may
be granted the right to make another at
tempt to secure equal rights with the
women o four states which were an
original part of the Oregon cwuntry, and
since it will rest you only as to whether
or not we may be the enfranchisedn
equals of our neighbor women during
the Lewis and Clark centennial, we beg
leave to appeal to you, each and all, to
assist us in our task of circulating our
Initiative petitions, through which alone
we can secure a referendum vote at-the
coming June election. Our women, are
unused to your political methods hence.
this appeal. And we believe and hope
It's your nerves. , Dn . Miles' Nervine
will strengthen them and bring sweet
sleep and health. Delsy Is dangerous.
All dmirglit nell and i ran tee. Send poatal
tut Ixxik 011 iierTum ,tlliwM.i .
DR. MILES MKOICAL CO.,' Itlkawt, lad.
' v TILLMANN & BENDIIL, DISTRIBUTORS,
, ' PORTLAND. OREGON,
of any brand I of bottled beer.
St. Louis, U. S.A.
for year of 1865
you will not disappoint us., By order
of the committee. t .
ABIGAIL SCOTT DUNIWAY,
FRANCES E. GOTSHALL. .
8KB PLATED PIANO.
(Journal Special 8erlee.)
Dayton, O., Jan. 19, While a young
woman teacher played the piano 400
children marched In perfect order from
the burning Allen school here 'this morn
ing and met with only one accident,
when a crippled boy near the outer en
trance fell and was trampled upon. The
fir. originated in the basement, one side
of the building being destroyed.
the largest and most complete unr
dertaklng establishment on the Coast.
F. 5. Ounniog, Inc., 414 East Alder,
comer East Sixth. Both phones.
Calls promptly answered to any part
rermintntiy curse s
KLINE S GREAT
Ms rtM flat If a r 1 luo.
TRIAL. BOTTLJK FHEB
J Prainnt Our. iw,nwr rti.t. f ll
1 (..ma iim., Kpllp7, Spaama, Si, vltna
UIWUIW, lTDIiX, '"AlUtKin. . ..W.l.ll,
DR.B.H.K.lKF.Il93t Orth St., Ihlllelphlt.
I of the 1
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Z 1875 to
other bottled beers
MAYOR COOPER ON
POLITICS AND HOPS
"Independence I is . taking a forward
move," remarked J. C Cooper, mayor
of that Oregon town, yesterday, as
he stood in the corridor of the Imperial
hotel and stroked , his ... beard. "There
Isn't much ' building going on Just at
DRINK THE OLD AND RENOWNED
GAMBRINUS LAGER BEER !
SEND ORDERS FOR BOTTLED BEER J
TO OFFICE, 793 WASHINGTON ST. J
TELEPHONE Na I.CAIN 49. BOTH PHONES
PBIX, KXTSOXAV, Pres.
The Imperial Hotel
Rates from $t to $2.50 per day.
present," he continued. 'but we are get
ting there Just the same. -
"We are a hop raising community and
expect a very prosperous year. Hops
and politics don't interfere with each
other, and the fact that this Is campaign
year won't make much difference in the
price may help it, considering the fact
that hops are essential In the making
of beer." :.y ,:y.y -
Mayor Cooper Is In the city on busi
ness and will return home this evening.
Prsf erred Stock Canned Ooods.
Allen & Lewis' Best Brand.
A W. XBOWZJS8.
- v Seventh and Wsshlnjlon St.