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GuvJJ. Moore Drowns In
&ke Michigan While Per
forming1 Heroic Work of
J Rescuing Friends from
Death Boat Capsized.
Wheat Cargoes Out of Port
land During Neit Few
Months Will Be Enormous
Millions of Bushels Will
Leave Local Docks.
Swam Twice to Shore From
Craft Each Time Bearing
Unconscious . Burden
Home in Portland For
merly Lived in Prineville.
Grainhandlers Yesterday
Granted Hours and Wages
for Which They Struck
Last Year Eight Hun
dred Will Be Employed.
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Lots Valued at Fifty Thou
sand in Addition to Eight ,
Thmiiflnr1 Aoroo. nf WriAfifl
Land Deeded by President
Exporters of train at this port look
(Journal SpacUl Serrlc.)
Chicago, Aug. It. At the acriflc forward thli year to a bualer eon
of hii own life. Ouy H. Moore, 23 yean than ever. In view of the fact prepara-
. old, a ftudent at the National Medical tlone for handling an Immense volume
unlvemity, saved two young men from of bueineea are being made, and In a
death in Lake Michigan after a moit few weeks the harbor will present
herolo struggle against wind and waves, scenes seldom equaled anywhere, espe
Moore died this morning from hem- dally from, a wheat shipping point of
nrrhm tt tVi limn r.iiKiul hr th too view. An irmT of men will be encased
great task which he performed. Twice In the work ana millions of dollars will J, J. Kelly Declares Himself
. ne swam irom a capaisea. crui ud uie u.
lake to shore, each time bearing as a At a meeting held late yesterday
: burden the bodv of one of his friends, afternooa between representatives of
1 Then he sank to the ground exhausted the various grain exporting firms and a
and was taken to the hospital where I committee from the Oralnhandlera' un-
he died. I Ion a contract was entered into regulat
Moore's nne was at Z Eugene lng nourlg of iabor and wages from Sep
mother. Mrs. 8. fe. Moora. resides. " tember 1 this year to April 1, 1J08. or
Victim of Remarkable
nold-Up Last Night.
He leaves a mother and sister, Gladys,
the latter a stuaent at (jorvauis Agri
cultural college.
Held up and robbed of a watch and
$4 In cash and then compelled by the
in other words for the time covering Wshwayman to sign a cheek for-$20
Touns Moore was a native Oregonlan. Uie grain shipping season. 4 payaDie to tne tnurs oraer. is ine re-
and an nnlw man at Mra Badla R. Moore. I The contract recognises the employes I markable exDerlence J. J. Kelly says
24 Eugene street, who received a tele- worth, of more money, in that it gives ns Und8rwent at the hands of Lynn Wll-
:' gram this morning announcing bis tnem an increase or o cenis per nour i uams alias '"Red Uog " a notorious
death. He was born at Prineville, where! and overtime over and above nine hours. negro ex-convlct, last night Williams
nil tamer w uruujmoin. moramu i a uisbuii " -v w js now locked UP In th City prison and
up to the time of liis death sU years straight Unwind 66 cents for overtime. wln have to fac a charge of highway
. " whereas on and after the first of the robbery on a complaint sworn to by
For the past three years the- young month they will be 49 and 60 cents an Kelly,
man had been a medical student In Chi- hour. About 12:10 o'clock this morning
caso. and would nave graduated next I mm auia iot iihiihium. i r.u, h mi(iiiii nnint .tn .t
,v.1- Tuna llnrlntf tha rmui vkn h. mimm I r-m t I ry-1 .1 11. ..4.klini..- v. . I 1 a ikt.i.laa. a-. a 1 1
" ---o , i , Z71 7 - j ini yfwtw.f imutwufi t.u i.w vo Jbusi training (.un BtrcvL, loif mill r li
assistant at Dr. Llndlahrs naturopath asked for a year aico when the grain to headauarters that a negro footpad
sanatorium. 08 Ashland boulevard. He handlers went on strike to enforce their had halted him on the Burnslde bridge
was a graduate of the Oregon Agrlcul- demands. The strike resulted in a com- and after relieving him of his valuables
ism wuh. vi nio hvi wmo, , wuers i promise arrangement, out uiis year ue roroea nim to go to his store ana nil
WOn the -XOId meeral and 125 in JTOld -In I n.mMt. Hi raarhnt without evan I nut a xhnnlr nn tha IT nl tort Hrntoa Ma.
the oratorical contest or lios, later rep- talk of a strike on either side. tlonal bank for 120. The victim of
resenting tne uregon Agricultural coi-i m conneotlon therewith exporters nere the alleged footpad subsequently came
lea-e In the State COlleglate Oratorical I hl nrnti,ollv nnntrol th Situation All In lh. ilntlnn' anrf Infnrm.n rJntnln
contest at Eugene. He expected to re- pUget sound say that wages have been Bailey that he thought he would be able
turn to Portland after graduating and I raised there from SO to 85 cents an hour I to locate the thur.
practice ils chosen profession. straight time and from 60 to 66 cents Soon after 8 o'clock Kelly notified the
, Mr. Moore was president of a physical an hour for overtime. It Is generally police officials that he had found the
culture ciuo in nii-agu, khu waa a i oonceaea uiat-tne worn is worm o cents i crooK asleep In his store and Patrol'
member of Frlendshin lodge. No. 14. a bushel more to handle the grain here. I mn
-A.-Or tfWv, at jorvauis. because or tne raot tnat it is taaen care patched to the scene In the patrol
Arrangements nave oeen maae to i or witn more aispatcn ana sometimes I wagon Williams was found peacefully
bring the remains to Portland for ere- plied much higher than in the ware- iumberina- in the naint store, the watch
houses on Puget sound. . . I claimed to havn hn atolnn waa lvinff
' kn.K. r rhMt win VlAl " " ?
on the floor beside him.
Upon being searched at the station a
check for zo, signed McCalla & Don
aldson." and made payable to "Leni'
Williams, was found on the prisoner.
Kelly explained he had -bought out
the firm of McCalla Sc Donaldson, but
was unable to give a good explanation
why he had signed their name to the
check. As Kelly appeared to be intox
icated, Captain Bailey locked htm up
on a charge of drunkenness. Williams
declares that Kelly gave him the check
to commit a zeiony and denies commit
ting the alleged holdup.
Kelly swore to a complaint this morn
ing charging Williams with highway
robDery and the case has been set for
healing next Friday. According to the
paint dealer's story the ex-convlct after
robbing him seised one of his arms and
marched him to the East Washing
ton street store. After filllns- out the
check Kelly declares he hastened to his
home at 722 East Ankeny street and
notified his brother.
Returning to the store Kellv savs he
was surprised to nnd the highwayman
still In the place and then hastened to
headquarters to notify the police. Kel
ly's statement of his movements does
not tally with the report of Captain
Bailey. When locked un for drunken
ness $2.80 was found on Kelly, which
is regarded as peculiar in view of his
claim of being robbed. Upon investl-
atlon It was found that the check was
ated 1908 and the com Dial nant ex
plains that the reason he signed Mc
Calla . and Donaldson's names was to
convince Williams that he was not lead
ing him into a trap. as the letterheads
in the office bore that name.
Williams bears a most unsavory rep
utation. He was arrested on Novem
ber 6. 1908, by Detective Hartman for
the larceny of $30 from Jacob Hick
man. While on the way to the station
he felled the officer to the. ground and
drew a revolver. Hartman also- pulled
his gun and finally forced Williams to
accompany him. OfJanuary 25, 1904,
the negro was sentenced to five years in
the Salem penitentiary and was recent
ly released. '
Hundred Members From New York Civic League Here
To Study Municipal Conditions Commercial Club
Escorts Visitors To Points of Interest
(Journal Bpeclal Sarrlca.)
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 28. The freight
steamers Isaac El wood and Brower col
lided off Bar Point. Lake Erie, last
night Both were sunk. Both ships
are in deep water but their decks are
clear. Both crews are safe.
(Joaraal Special Barrlet.)
Oyster Eay, Aug. 28. Prince Wil
liam of Sweden came today to be the
guest of President Roosevelt at lunch
eon. The Bwedisn minister, guvern-
jt officials, army and navy orncers
andUDiomats were aiso guests.
Millions of
shipped from this port this fall and win
ter, and between 700 and 800 men are
required to truck the grain in the ware
houses, which constitutes the work of
tha arralnhandlers.
From this it will be seen that the
money set into circulation for wages
alone in handling the cereal at the wharf
is no small item, in aoaition to mis ex
pense there are the wages of the liners
and stevedores, Dotn or wnom work in
dependently of the grainhandlers' union.
Engage Foreign Ships.
Another indication of the excellent
outlook for a big season is found in the
fact that vessels to load ror Europe and
the orient are engaged about as quickly
as they can be found available. Sev
eral new charters were reported this
morning, among them being the French
barks Martha Roux and Marechael de
Turenne, the British ship Buccleuch
and the British ship Miltonburn. The
British ship Claverdon was chartered
yesterday afternoon after the charter
of the Freneh bark Eduoard Detallle had
been announced.
All of these windjammers will carry
wheat and barley to Queenstown or Fal
mouth for orders. They were taken at
(Continued on Page Two.)
Postal Company Has P-aid Part of Its Small Tax, But Re
fuses to Pay MoreBoth Companies are Assessed
on a Very Low Valuation.
Manarlnar officials of the Western
-Union an of the. Postal Telegraph
companies say that the- business of
their companies will not allow any In
crease in wages to be paid to operators
employed by them and are giving this
as one of the reasons why the demands
' of the striking operators, are not met
by the companies. Taxpayers of Mult
nomah county may conclude that per
haps this business conditfbn is also the
reason why the western union com
pany has paid' none of Its taxes .for last
year, now . delinquent, while' the Postal
company has paid only B6, out of a
total of $240.
According to the records at the court
house and in the office of Assessor 8lg-
" ler the total valuation of the Western
Union property in Multnomah county,
"including the franchise, is 848,896. The
valuation" placed upon the franchise is
tl6.0jMr The valuation piaoea upon tne
ty of the postal ueiegrapn com-
y is $18,600, out or wmcn tne as
ed value of .the franchise, amount
ing to $15,000. must be taken. ,
v rostal ray Only Part.
: From these 1 valuations the - tax de
partment lixed the taxes due; the coun
ty, under the 16-mll) lev of last year,
at $570.17 for the Western Union and
$296 for the Postal company. - Although
the taxes for the past year are now de
linquent the Western Union has paid
no part of the $670.17 charged against
its property, while the Postal company
has patd $68 on its account, but refuses
to nay the remaining $240 due on its
franchise of $16,000.
The property valuation of the West
ern Union, aside from the $16,000 for
the franchise, is $28,395. The property
valuation of the Postal company, aside
from its $16,000 franchise, is $3,600. It
will be seen therefore that the West
ern -Union refuses, apparently to pay
any of its taxes not alone upon the
rranchise, but upon the $28,395 valua
tion of its personal and real property,
while the Postal company refuses to
pay the larger part of its assessment,
or the $240 tax uponjts $15,000 fran
chise, and onlv nrihi tha rountv with
$56 or the tax upon the $3,500 of reai:
and personal DroDertv.
- Sate of Taxation. .?
The rate of taxation under which the
computation was madeJis given by the
tax department as 1 bills. Thlri ap
plies to the total hnldinra of tha Postal
office, : but In the case of the Western
Union, which has holdings throughout
the - county outside of Portland, the
varying rates" of school district levies
make a -'somewhat varying rate
charged. 4 . -
r The dereliction Of tha tan nnmnanlM
In paying their taxes Is nothing new in
their history, as aaaaaanra1 and ta-r onl.
lectors reports from practically every
state tell the same story of trouble in
collecting charges " made - against th
companies' properties. .
More than 100 members of the Brook
lyn Clvlo league are In Portland tqday
sightseeing and studying clvlo condi
tions in the Rose City with a view of
adopting whatever methods of city gov
ernment may be best suited to the iast
ern city in a scheme to improve civic
conditions there. The party arrived on
special train this morning and were
met by committees from the Commer
cial club and the New York State so
ciety, who piloted the vis tors about on
a sightseeing trip.
John R Crelghton is in charge or tne
party which Is making a tour of the
country for the purpose of gaining in
formation as well as for pleasure. The
members are composed of some of the
wealthiest and most influential citizens
of the city of churches.
The visitors stopped at the Portland
hotel upon their arrival this morning
and left on a streetcar ride at 10
o'clock. All places of interest In Port
land, including a trip to Council Crest,
were visited. After a ride of several
hours the party returned to the hotel
for luncheon and then split up in
grouDS to visit about the city.
Tom Richardson of the Commercial
club was in charge of the trolley ride
and explained the advantages of the
city to the tourists. Other members of
the Commercial club committee were:
President C. W. Hodaon. W. B,
Olafke. J. L. Hartman and Ed-
I ward jfinrmin. The committee irore
rthe New York State soolety was
composed ot the following: Mrs. Llda
M. O Bryan, Judge D. J. Haynes, Mrs.
James W. Tifft, Charles C. Fisher, Mrs.
Mary Chapel and Arthur P. Tifft
Many former residents of New York
now. residing in Portland visited the
tourists at the hotel this morning and
renewed acquaintances of earlier days.
The visitors will leave for California
tonight to complete their coast Journey
and then, after a few days In the south
ern state, will leave for New York.
Leaves Everything to Attor
ney and will Plead Tem
& porary Insanity.
(Joaraal flpaela Berrlca.)
New Tork, Aug. 28. A plea of tem
porary insanity, from which his client
has now recovered and the complete
elimination, as far as possible, of the
sensational features which marked the
last trial, will be the method of Martin
W. Littleton, attorney for the defense,
in the next trial of Harry Thaw.
Long confinement has" made Hairy
Thaw less headstrong and more amen
able to reason. His attorney declares
that no other man could have stood the
strain as Thaw has and claims that his
client has never been despondent.
Thaw states that everything has been
placed at the discretion of Littleton and
that he will trust to him implicitly.
He declares that he will not repeat his
former performance of discharging law
yers every, few days.
Trainmen Offer Heroine a
Purse But She Refuses
to Accept Reward.
Dead 3Ian. Found at Sea view
Believed to be Missing
Dr. J. M. Smith.
Reported That Pretender
Has Assassinated Moroc
can Ruler at tfez.
(Joaraal Special Berrlca.)
Webster City, Pa., Aug. 28. la sight
of an astonished crowd. Carl Pressley,
an actor, made a bonfire in the street
of $2,600 in paper money, threw his
diamond rings and stud in a sewer and
then announced to a group of friends in
the Park hotel lobby that he was going
to Kin nimseir.
He took a revolver, walked across the
street to a park and calling to passers
bv to watch him die, fired a bullet into
his brain. He fell dead Instantly. '
S.X Pressley, who was well known
inrougnout this and neignrtoring states,
had been drinking heavily for tw.o weeks.
(Joaraal SpecUl Service.)
New' York, Aug. SS. With: his bag
gage on board the steamer Coronia.
which sailed - yesterday for-England, - a in . r.i..
W.I Itll nuilllllKll, ILSU 1U) v. uau aaRV,
oommltted suicide by shooting himself
in tne neaa-at tne international norei
here. He had made all plans for the
trio but had only 11 la him sockets
when found. .-. .
(Joaraal Special Scrrica.)
Stockton, Cal., Aug. 28. The presence
Of mind and grit of Miss Jennie Fassier.
who resides at Fassler's spur on the
Sierra railway in Tuolmno county, saved
several lines and kept a long train from
plunging into a chasm, where it would
undoubtedly have been destroyed by
A grass fire which started alongside
the track spread to a bridge and burned
out five bent It was only a few
mlnuta after she noticed that the
brldie was almost destroyed that a
train, which consisted of a number of
boxcars with passenger coaches, was
due. Miss Fassier ran down the track
and waving a danger signal brought
the train to a stop. Passengers and
trainmen heartily thanked her and
wanted to make up a purse as a reward,
but she declined it -
(Journal Special Service.) '
ftondon, Aur- 28. Parliament was pro
rogued today with the picturesque old
fashioned ceremonial. The king's speech
was' nerfunctary. One of the loosest
and most arduous sessions fn history is
o4M407 tne prosogauon.
Should a description of her husband's
teeth forwarded to Ilwaco by Mrs.
James Marion Smith, widow of the
Portland physician who was drowned at
Long Beach three weeks ago, tally with
the description of the body of a man
washed ashore at Ilwaco yesterday, the
faith heleV;by Mrs. Smith that the sea
would ultimately give up its dead and
that the body of her husband would be
returned to her will have been strangely
Ever since the tragic death of her
husband Mrs. Smith, who was almost
erased by her bereavement, has stead
fastly held that sometime Dr. Smith's
body would be restored to her. She has
waited and watched dally for reports of
the finding of a body in the vicinity of
Long Beach.
Yesterday her vigil ' was rewarded by
a dispatch in The Journal from Ilwaco
announcing that the badly decomposed
body of a man had been washed ashore
nt Seavlew, two miles north of Ilwaco.
The telegram stated that there were no
means of identification and that the
clothing had been washed ; from the
body, leaving it absolutely nude.
But with every other means of Identi
fication gone Mrs. Smith is relying upon
the accurate description of her - hus
band's teeth furnished by his dentist,
Dr. D. Howard Miller of tha Mohawk
Here is the slender thread of evidence
on which Mrs. Smith hopes to establish
the identity of the body:
Gold filling on lingual surface of the
upper right Incisor a good-sized filling.
Two upper left bicuspids gold
crowned. .
, On upper right side back of the cus
pids, one or two teeth missing.
Biignt as mis evidence is Dr. Miller
says that tnere should be no difficulty
in determining whether the body washed
ashore at Seavlew is that of Dr. Miller
or not Mrs. Smith has forwarded the
description of the teeth to the coroner
at iiwaco, and rirmly believes the mys
tery of the dead body will be explained
wnen me teem are pxaminea.
Dr. Smith was an osteopathic phy
sician of Portland and the first part of
ausubi was spending nts vacation at
Long Beach. On August 8 he and his
lS-Vear-old son were ha thin a- when the
Doy got Deyona nis aeptn in a deep crab
hole between the beach and the bar
wnicn nad rormed beyond It Dr. Smith.
Who was attired in a bathing suit, swam
niter nis ooy, out tne two were separ
ated by t,he dangerous undertow and
me lamer was camea Deyona nis depth
and where he could make no headway
against the current .
Bystanders managed to save the boy's
me. out vr. gmiu sank before help
could reach him. -
On the afternoon of the dav that the
nysician was drowned people on the
each sighted Dr. Smith's body In the
surf off Tioga but It disappeared before
they. could secure it, and nothing has
been-heard of It since then. k -
JJUY Smith was 85 vears old and lived
at 288 Vi Washington street with his
wife and two sons. Mrs. Smith ahd her
sons returned to Portland on the even
ing following the tragedy.
(Journal Special Barries.)
Tangier, August 28. It is rumored
here that the sultan has been assassin
ated by Mouley Hafld in his palace at
Fes. According to the report Which
reached here, a column of the sultan's
troops were attacked and 20 killed be
fore the assassins reached the ruler and
out him to death.
it was believed tnat Mouiey Hand.
pretender to the throne, had started for
casa Ulanca to take charge of the na
tive troops. Aodul Asia, the dead sul
tan, had diminished his bodyruard. be
lieving nimseir safe rrom attack ror the
time. The descent of the pretender
upon the capital was unexpected and the
flgnt for the protection of the' sultan
was oner.
When the pretender proclaimed him
self sultan more than a week ago. many
or the ehiertans or the strongest hill
tribes recognized his claim and Joined
his army. It was predicted that there
would be a fierce struggle for the
throne, but it was believed that the at
tack against the foreigners at Casa
BJanca would come first
The wily Mouley Hafld dispatched re
inforcements to the attacking tribes
men at Casa Blanca, but remained be
hind himself with a considerable bodv
of troops to slay the sultan.
As soon as the death of the sultan
became known general satisfaction was
expressed by most of the people and
Mouley Hafkl hailed as ruler.
According to the reDort received barn
ttfe pretender will proceed to Casa
Blanca Immediately to take personal
command of the troops there.
Portland Tract Sacrificed;
For Benefit of Depositors
in Defunct Savings Bank "
Lies at Montgomery and
Water Streets. V
(Joaraal Special Service.)
White Plains. Aug. 28. It is reported
Secretary Root will make a flying trip
to confer with the president at Oyster
Bay Saturday.
(Joaraal Special Service.)
Fort de France, Martinique. Aug. 28.
An earthquake of great, severity was
felt here last night at 10:60. No dam
age has yet been reported.
Warehouse property In Portland
worth $50,000, and approximately 7,109
acres of Oregon and Washington wheat
lands will go in to swell the resource
back of the suspended Oregon Trust
Savings bank, to guarantee payment of
dollar for dollar to the depositors.
These properties President W. H. Mooraj
has cheerfully volunteered to the cause
and today Instructed his attorney, A. B.
Reames, to draw up the papers trans-,
ferrlng them to Receiver T. O. Devlin.
"I have full Instructions from Mr.
Moore, and will proceed with all rea
sonable dispatch to prepare the descrip
tions and deeds," said Mr. Reames. 'The
Sropertles will be listed, and deeds
rawn to Receiver Devlin, and the
transfer will be made as soon as tha
clerical work can be accomplished. " -XAnOs
AU Yaluable. ,
Mr. Moore said the lands are averasa
eastern Oregon wheat lands He de
clined to place specific values oa the
property, but said most of It had 40
bushels of wheat to the acre- this year, -About
4,450 acres are in Sherman. Gil
liam, Morrow and Benton counties and,
the value Of all wheat landa -In theaa
counties has long been established at
irom zo to iou .per acre. : -. --: 4,
Aboat 1.40U acres of similar lands re
cently purchased In the Walla Wall
wheat belt by Mr. Moore also go Into
the list turned over to the receiver,
making a total of more than 7,800 acres.
The warehouse nrottertv in Portland
to be turned over consists of lots at
Montgomery and Waten streets. These
were purchased by Mr. Moore only
few weeks ago, and are regarded aa i
valuable for manufacturing or ware
house purposes, as they are accessible)
to the river and railroads.
Receiver Devlin sad today: . -"Mr.
Moore is takrke action to reim-
burse depositors to tm fullest extent
possible, and has given instructions that
a large acreage of what lands and other
property be turned over to the receiver
to assist if necessary in paying deposl
ors dollar for dollar. The work of mak
ing out descriptions and deeds will re
quire considerable time. 1
Begin Checking Securities Tomorrow.
The securities that were shipped b
express from New York arrived hero
yesterday afternoon, and have been
checked over. The total amounts agree
with the several statements that have)
been made by the bank's officers. There
was no written record of the amounts
of securities sent so far as I know of. ,
It will take a long time to list and check
out the commercial paper.- This task
win he begun tomorrow morning ana
there will be no unnecessary delay." - J
The song of the adding machine la
heard at the bank- from morning till
night and a force of half a- dosen clerks .
is busily ferreting out papers and check
lng books and accounts. The officers
of the bank are devoting their entire) '
time to assisting the receiver in hand
ling accounts and collections and ex
plaining the multitudinous business "
transactions that occur in the everyday;
life of a banking and trust company.--
It is believed the receiver will be in
a position within a few days to mako
a complete report of the bank's-assets
and liabilities, after which a reasonably;
close estimate can be made by deposit-
(Continued on Page Two.)
' Front Street Dealers In Produce Somewhat Divided Rc-
garding Sunday Closing District Attorney Man
ning will Take no Action Unless Requested. .
Commission merchants of Portland
are also beginning to long for the peace
ful Sabbath quiet now being enjoyed
by the saloonmen, the grocers and the
blacksmiths, thanks to the humane ex
tension by , District , Attorney Manning
of the law of the land over these crafts
and trades.
The commission men have been dis
cussing the matter since first :the . sa
loons refused to open their doors "In
defiance of the law and when the , gro
cers asked to be released from the task
of taking In money Sunday, and ; later
the blacksmiths . Joined in the chorus
with the result that the ' smithies of
Multnomah count belched forth jio
smoke August 25 or any Sunday there
after; then the men who vend produce
for a portion of, the profits thereof
grew audible in their longings for free
dom. v . --,f : ;'.;,( - . :
As yet however, no - surcease ; has
come-to them because of the fact that
the farmer holds tha whin, the firm..
add the commiaison men who do not
long for Sunday quiet, Practically all
of the commission men, or a large ma
jority of them, at least, have expressed
themselves as destrina- t
places oa Sunday and thus be allowed i
wholly to Join the happy caravan t
Caaadero and -wayside points.
District Attorney Manning up to this
time has heard no more than occasional
muttertngs of discontent but nothing of
an official nature. He states, too, that
he will not take action in the matter
unless the commission men come to hint
and ask that, such action be taken.
That attitude therefore is the stum
bling block standing in the path to
pleasure sought by, the commission mer
chant a. As long as a few out of ths
list are of . greedy nature and maintain
their. places. open Sunday the others of
more le,isure!y Intent, must go and do
likewise, or else run the risk of Joeing
the patronage of certain of their fammr
friends. On the other hand ths com
mission men who desire to close are
disinclined to - make a request -of the
district .attorney for fear that by od.
lng they would cross the teeUn-s of tut
producers and thus turn thair btiain"-
into' tba channala which hail ba-n
Jng to do business oa Sunday as s I
The aueatlon Is reeelWna- verv "
ous - consideration limwf, ;! cmr'.-'-sion
men and It la poai-iM thi c .,-y
may brave the tne prod... - r
and ask that thev be f,u ' J '
to 4oo business on the i..ti h. 1
less they do thl howaver, ttiy t..i
compelled to labor un Hr h rr. r., .
ditkma aa now prevail. W4i i,.-.r
rtfirtnv will take no atiun In t -a t i
on liia own initiative.