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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, FRIDAY EVENING,: SEPTEMBERf 5. 1013.:
STIRRED BY PLANS TO
REOPEN THE TAVERN
Granting of Liquor License
Causes Adverse Comment
and May Ask Revocation,
Out at Mllwaukie thla morning all waa
huatle and hurry. Workmen were busily
engaged tearing: out all partition! In ttje
building. The porches, grounds, and, In
fact, the whole premises are being com-pletely-renovateds
Apparently; the tav
ern will soon be open for business.
Tuesday evening the Mllwaukie coun-
cil granted a liquor license to Isaac 1
Gratton, owner, of the tavern, and the a
granting of the permit has turned the ;
little town into a veritable hornets
nest Crlee of "frame-up;" "steal," and
other charges were ' common on the
street this morning, and back of these
charges is the following story:
The movement to open the tavern has
been brewing for some time, but the
opposition to it was so strong tnat tne
attempt to get the liquor license was
.delayed; for some time. Tuesday when
Councilman Albee, who is known to be
opposed to the tavern, was out of town,
Mayor .Elmer called a special meeting
of the council. At this meeting there
were but three members present: Coun
cilmen . Mitchell, Counsell and King.
Mitchell and Counsell voted to grant the
liquor license over the strong protest of
Councilman King. Thus it waa that the
license: was granted and now is In the
possession of Mr. Gratton. ":,
Bays Be was Hot Properly notified.
Councilman Davis, 'the fifth member
or the council, declared Wednesday
morning that be had not been properly
notified of the meeting. Mr. Davis has
always strongly opposed the opening of
the tavern. , '
II. N. Hopkins, a Mllwaukie business
man,' stated this morning that a dele
gation of cltlsena had arranged to at
tend the council meeting net . Tuesday
night and demand that the license be
"I have watched this movement for
some time," declared Mr. Hopkins thla
morning, "and have .attended every
council meeting for the past month an
ticipating inm mm (nmier wuuia vm
taken up. I attended the meeting Tues
day and protested the action of the
council, but I firmly believe that If
every cltlfcen of Mllwaukie had been
there to protest the action , would have
been the same.-'
Mr. Hopkins alno declared that if the
council did not revoke the license next
Tuesday petition) would be circulated
for the recall of Mayor Elmer an-I
Councilmen Mitchell and King.
On the other hand. Mayor Elmer and
Gratton declare that the tavern will
be operated in a decent and legitimate
manner. There will be no dances, no
sleeping rooms or no disorderly conduct
of any character.
Amusement Park Planned.
"It Is only a matter of fairness to
Mr. Gratton that this license was
granted," stated Mayor Elmer thin
morning. "In the matter of improve
ments he has already done more for
the town than any other one man. It
is only right that he should receiv
some tangible returns from his tavern
property, and so long as he conducts i
the place in a decent manner he will.ra
eelva the support of the council" :-.k;
When seen this morning regarding
the matter, Mr, Gratton declared that
it was his purpose to convert the tavern
into1 an amusement park. Both a first
class restaurant and beer garden will
be ' operated. Musical entertainments
will be the amusement features of the
place. Mr. Gratton stated that heals
now negotiating with a Portland amuse
ment park man to take over the lease
of the property. .The liquor license,
however, will not be transferred.
' As the matter now stands, the out
come of the case Is very ' uncertain.
Many of the Mllwaukie business men
are known to be in favor of opening the
tavern, believing that it will stimulate
business to a great extent. The church
element and many others, however, are
strongly opposed to the operation of
the tavern under any disguise. It is Inti
mated by the opposition that other in
teresting developments will follow with
in a rw days
-The Mllwaukie Tavern was'the object
of an attack by Governor West late last
fall. At that time Governor West or
dered the place, which was then operated
by Robert Burns, closed. Upon the re
fusal of Burns to obey the order Gov
ernor West, with several members of
the Oregon State Militia, took possession
of' the place and forcibly tore down the
fences. Shortly after the Mllwaukie
council revoked the' license.. The place
bas. not been reopened since that time.
WILL FILED FOR PROBATE
Medford, Or., Sept. 6. The will of
Williem H, Hartley, 73 years old, farm
er of Jackson county, who died recently,
was filed for -probate today. Hartley
was a bachelor and In his will provided
for the erection of a tombstone over
his grave, this tombstone to have carved
on it the figure of an "old bachelor"
standing on the brink of the Jordan,
preparing to cross the river, and on the
other, aide-of the river a group of old
maids, each carrying, In their hands a
bunch of roses, and beckoning to him to
cross. On the tombstone was to be en
graved the following epitaph:' "To an
Independent, good looking old bachelor,
who In his younger days, preferred liv
ing a single life rather than get mar
ried and have a - pettlooat boss ruling
over him the rest of his life and per
haps through an endless eternity."
LACKED STEED OF FIRE
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 6. Following
a 120 mile elopement across the desert
on; a spindling pony, young Teto Nom
brie fcf the Messala Indian tribe occu
pied a cell in jail here today, and his
sweetheart, 15-year-old Ita Chequlft ac
knowledged belle of the missions, was
a prisoner lrt her father's tepee.
Teto and Ita fled from the Banning
reservation Wednesday night and dls
tanced pursuing Indians, but were cap.
tured by the white posse put on tnei
trail by an Indian, agent when Ita'
father appealed for aid on the groun
that his daughter was a minor. No
formal charge has been preferred
against Teto. '
PLOTS ARE DISCOVERED
San Juan Del Sur. Nicaragua, Sept. S.
That the government has discovered
a liberal plot for a revolution leanea ou
todav. It was said simultaneous up
risings were planned in Managua and
Every Pair Sacrificed --The Sale Ends Soon
Must Be Cleared Out in 20 Days
$75,000 Worth of High-Grade Shoes
Nettletons, Regals, Queen Quality, Jno. Fosters, Slater C& Morrell,
Laird C& Schober, and other standard makes and styles sacrificed.
The Regal and A. J. Wochos Stocks
At 308 Washington Street. Between 5th and 6th
And 380 Washington Street, Corner West Park
C. H. Baker bought this bankrupt stock to secure lease and loca
tion for Baker Store No. 9.
The merchandise for the Baker Store is ordered.
The Regal and A. J. Wochos stocks must go!
Here's an opportunity to secure Fall and Winter Models at ridiculously low prices
STORES OPEN AT 9:00 A. M.
308 Washington - 380 Washington
Between 5th and 6th Corner of West Park
chool Begins ; (
Monday, September 15
Let the boys be on hand wearing suit that
will give them self-respect
prid e in good appearance. Our
forming a wonderful service
of this town nattily dressed.
and a feeling of
boys' shop is per
in keeping the boys
Snch clothes as are
sold here are- eco
nomical clothes for
your boys to wear
because they last longer,
hold their shape longer,
and look spick and span
for a longer period than
j 1 1 .-i
vunic in aiiu sec uic qualities aim cum
mre them with these nrices:
Boys' School Suits
$5, $6, $6.50
Splendidly made of cheviot, cassimcre, and
gray and brown fancy mixtures. The styles
are both Norfolk and double-breasted and
every suit has an extra pair of trousers. The
sizes are 7 to 17 years. Extremely desirable
suits at a moderate price.
Fine Knicker Suits
$5 to $15
Tailored from beautiful patterns, in tweeds,
cheviots and worsteds; Norfolk and double
breasted styles. Every suit is an example of
good workmanship, which means clothes
economy. The sizes are 6 to 18 years.
n t r f. n . . . .
uoys uaDarame namcoats in ragic
styles, ages 8 to 16 years, modestly
priced from $8.50 to $12.50
Boys' Rubberized Raincoats
Ages 6 to 16 Years.
Second Floor Elevator
p Ben Selling
Morrison Street at Fourth
WHY NOT SPEND
SEASIDE AND GEARHART
The soft, warm days of September and October are
the rarest of the year at the seashore.
Hotels offer specially attractive rates. The Jbest pe
riod .for out-of-door life. Golf, tennis, bathing, riding,
motoring and other sports at hand.
LIMITED TRAINS CONTINUE
Leaves Portland 9:00 a. m. daily; arrives Gearhart and Seaside for luncheon;
returns to Portland after dinner. " ;
Leaves Portland 2:00 p. m. Saturday; arrives beach points for dinner and re-
turns Monday morning. - f
ttv n rsn
Saturday ami Snnrta v
MUp $4 DaUy, Long Limit
Parlor Car Seats and Qetails at Ticket Offices.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, FIFTH AND STARK STS.
NORTH BANK. STATION, TENTH AND H0YT STS. ,