The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 24, 1921, Page 15, Image 15

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    THURSDAY. MARCH 24, 1S21
Although the city Is powerless, accord
ing to the : opinion of City Attorney
Grant, . to pass legislation fixing the
price at which milk may be sold n
Portland, members of the city council
feel that there are other ways and means
whereby the milk producers and distrib
utors may be induced to pay closer at
tention to the edicts of the milk com
mission as to what is a just and equita
ble price. One ef these, 1,1 was suggested,
is publicity. - '
' Commissioner Blgelow recommended
that when the ratings of the milk con
cerns are published there be published
also the prices at which the various con
cerns are selling- to the public.
Members of the milk commission, were
before the council Wednesday to urge
that some policy be adopted that will
make the work of the commission more
effective. . ; . :
Provision -for a price agreement be
tween producers and distributors, and
enforcement by the city of a penalty for
violation was urged as the solution by
W. l, Brewster, chairman of the milk
commission, but City Attorney Grant
showed that -the city has no such author
ity and that whatever Is accomplished
on this line must be simply by mutual
Mayor Baker appointed Commissioners
Blgelow and Mann and City Attorney
Grant to confer with the commission to
determine the most effective way to reg
ulate milk prices In Portland.
When the committee of fifteen sent
to the city council Wednesday a comma
nicatlon suggesting- that the proceedings
for the proposed Bslch creek sewer ' be
nnannne until rirtfnlt nlam for htr
bor lands improvements were adopted, tt
raised a storm or protest.
Representatives of Montgomery Ward
& Co. and of the American Can company
urged that not even a day be lost in
passing the ordinance of intention, be
cause of the pressing need for the sew
age facilities of these two large concerns.
It was pointed out that a temporary
box sewer now served a portion of this
district but that at the American Can
company's plant there are but two sewer
connections, while 45 are needed, and
at the mercantile plant sewage service is
required for 600 people. The council
passed the ordinance.
Certificates ;of completion have been
filed for the construction of a sewer in
Hast Sixty-second street and private
property from a point 234 feet south.
of the Alameda to a proposed sewer in
private property at a point 275 feet
south of Sacramento street by Mehe-
marie & Co.. amounting - to $2289.15 :
the Thirty-third avenue southeast and
Sixtieth street southeast sewer system
by the ., Jacobsen-Jensen company,
amounting to , $133, 98:!. 35 ; a sewer in
East Twenty-ninth street from 70 feet
north of Klllingsworth avenue to the
sewer In Ainsworth avenue by the Ore'
gon Construction company, amounting
to 12909.60.
The' application of the Portland Gas &
Coke company for a permit to erect a
gas holder of more than 5000 cubic feet
capacity . between Milwaukie . and East
Ninth streets was before the city council
of the company urged Immediate action.
Mi tu-otest arainst a second tank at this
location: was so vigorous that the mat
ter was referred to the commissioner of
public works. The council as a whole
will view the premises, i ' - ,
i The company's representative stated
that it had purchased the property at a
price in excess of S12.000. that contracts
for the tank material have been awarded
and that the expenditure proposed will
be about $250,000.
. The Clark & Wilson Lumber company.
owners of 1540 feet of frontage on the
east side of St. Helens road and 950.81
feet of frontage In Waldmere that
would be affected by the proposed as
sessment for improvement of the road
I . nrinnn -; n 1 1 n t
will buy a fine brand new rec
ord in our fresh air record de
partment on Friday and Satur
day? ..
Choose from a collection ef
1000 records. These records
are coins LESS THAN COST.
"Our Musical Floor," ' the 7 th
navmg trouDie
vith.otir shin? .
' If you Are suffering from burning
eruption, try Resinol Soap and Oint
ment. See how quickly this gentle
treatment stops the irritation and
cools the inflamed. Irritated surface.
Dont hesitate there It nothing la the
ReaiaoI prod arts to Injure the tenderest
- skin, as hundreds of letters from satis
ad users testify. At all druggists.
with a sidewalk, have filed a communi
cation to the city council stating that
while it does not oppose public improve
ments, it believes the - project should
await the arrival, of cheaper construc
tion materials.
"We think it no more than fair," says
the company, "that the whole district
benefited by a permanent sidewalk
should be called on to pay for same,
and would like to see a redisricting if
this can be done. s Vs
"It also seems to us that the county
should Join in the work of grading to
a nearer level as the material could be
used on the opposite side to widen the
highway." . ". ... -., . - .. ! ;
The city council has' postponed .until
Friday consideration of the. passage of
an ordinance that would permit the erec
tion of a nine-story apartment house at
Sixth and Madison streets on plans that
do not conform to the requirements of
the building code.
It was explained that the delay was at
the request of members of the University
club, which organisation wished to nego-
t ate with the promoters of the apartment
house project to see if the height of the
proposed building would not be reduced.
Residents Oppose Garage
The application of M. Isabel McMahon
for a permit to erect a public garage at
Harrison and Twelfth streets aroused a
storm of protest before the city council
Wednesday from owners of apartment
bouses and private residences in the im
mediate neighborhood. The council de
cided to make a personal inspection of
the location before any action is taken.
Ta Open Bids :
City Auditor Funk will . open"' bids
March 30 for . the improvement of East
Gladstone avenue for paving of Thirty
fourth avenue southeast, from Creston to
fiftieth street southeast, and Forty-ninth
street southeast from Powell valley road
to Thirty-fourth avenue southeast. Bids
also will be opened on the same date for
the improvement of Overlook boulevard,
from Skidmore street to Griswold avenue.
City Hall Notes - ;
Mike Konlk has filed an appeal from
the decision of the city license bureau
againatgranting him a license to oper
ate a card room at 55 North ; Second
street.' 'A similar appeal has been filed
by Actipis & Cardls from the license bu
reau's denial of a soft drink license for
55 North Sixth street. .
Property owners on Terrino avenue, be
tween . Kant Fifteenth and East Nine
teenth streets, have petitioned the city
council, asking that the contract for the
improvement of this street be awarded to
the city of Portland.
New Hampshire Uses
Oregon Law as Model
Thu Cirvmn fnramt natml law I. (V.
model from which New Hampshire has
just passed legislation, according to
information received by John r. Guthrie
of the public relations department of
the United Stales forest service. The
New Hampshire law makes protection
oi ttmberiands compulsory upon every
owner of' 1000 acres or more, and those
who full are rhii-CMt wirH 1 h a -mTm
of protection by a lien placed upon the
property Dy tne state xorester. , Massa
chusetts , has also passed legislation
similar to Oregon's.
Medford District
Irrigation Plans
Are Put Forward
Salem. Or., March Final details
regarding the construction of. the Fish
lake dam for the storage of water for
the Medford irrigation district were out
lined at 3a conference in Portland. Tues
day, according to Percy A. Cupper, state
engineer. , Present at the conference
besides Cupper 'were D. C Heany, con
sulting engineer for the Medford irriga
tion .district ; Theodore A. Garrow,
project engineer, and H. M. Chad wick,
engineer for the Rogue ( River Valley
Canal company.
' The project involves the construction
of a rockfill dam with concrete base
for the storage of some 14.000 acre feet
of water in Fish lake near the head of
Little Butte creek. The ! Rogue River
Valley Canal company has contracted
with the Medford irrigation district for
the construction of this dam and other
works necessary for the delivery of
water to the district. ;..W?y r :
Work, is now under way on a part of
the distribution system and ' other im
portant structures. It is estimated that
the project will cost $1,250,000 and the
contractor has agreed to accept the
bonds of the district in payment. ,
' From Cartoons lfasaaine -People
who have glass eyes should not
throw stony stares.
. A research laboratory to develop com
merclal methods of obtaining petroleum
from shales will be established by the
Thirty-seventh street, from Holgate to University of Colorado.
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Tomato Sauce
HEINZ Baked Pork and Beans (without ,
Tomato Sance) Boston style
HEINZ Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce
without Meat (Vegetarian)
HEINZ Baked Red Kidney Beans :
ALMOST everybody likes all four I
Jl. kinds they all taste so good, :
and give" such a delightful variety
to home meals. And they all are as l
nourishing and body-building as they
are good to eat. .
This means that every, bean is baked
1 through to the center to a nut-brown ;
t turn mealy, sweet, wholesome and
i , whole. The baking preserves the .
real bean flavor and the real bean
One of the
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Many styles of. Strap
Slippers in all the want
ed shades and leathers!
Spirpgs Newest -
Novelties '
. fo Easter
Oxfords . for men ' and women are
better this season than ever. These
styles truly merit your investigation.
The ever popular i military
Oaf ords in brown, black,
:. tan and white. , Ideal for
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The new in men's Ox
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calf. Goodyear welt
"It is not mr1r th multiplicity of tint, th gladnaM
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nature, with pneentiraenta of eternal flowera which never
ahaU fad, and aympathy with the bleeaednea of tle ever
developing world." . Novalia.
Two or three attractive plants will make your
home extremely cheery and cozy on the glorious
Easter day.
Express your Easter greetings and best wishes
with a beautiful Easter Lily, Hyacinth, Tulip or
any of the other blossoms in season at this time of
the year. ' Their radiant colors and fragrance
bring a cheer that no written message can. : Any
Florist can meet your demands if you order early.
you wish to ' express whatever
Easter means to you if you want
to make someone radiantly happy I.
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m Icuy it with flowers
Three Young Women Figure
In Newly Revealed Mysterieo
Absorbing Stpry of Suburban Library Assist
ant's Sensational Rise to Fame and Her Quiet
Retirement Is Narrated by Samuel "Merwin ;
Inside Facts Regarding Heywood Achison's
Charitable Crime Are Toid by Mrs. Wilson
Woodrow; Jack Boyle Exposes Tong's Pun
ishment of Capt. Uleaborg; The Red Book
. Magazine Acquires All Three Narratives.
This is the weird and absorbing story, humorous, pathetic
and tragic, of three young women who never have known one"
another. Widely different in kind and dwelling far apart, their
paths have never crossed, yet their singular adventures require
telling as one narrative. . r . ;
" Two of these, young women occupy similar stations in life,
but greater diversity than theirs is not often found. The third
is far more unlike the "other two than they are like one another.
They become the personages of a single story because uncon
sciously they are linked by a single interest.
One of. this trio is Ihe studious
and outwardly unemotional assist
ant librarian In a mioVestern
suburban community. The sods
reached downwind took her by the
hand and she. brushed gTeatness
for awhile, --'l: : :.j i- -.'t
.Two Prompt Strange Crimes
Another is the-lovely but obscure
orphaned daughter of an art col
lector, ekinff out an existence as a
secretary, and beeomlngr, because
of her poverty, the unwitting In
stigator of a. crime marked by a
cunning worthy of a better cause.
And the third Is: a I nameless
maiden sold out of. China into the
most hideous form of slavery. But
vengeance was her : handmaiden
and played villainy into her power,
and she in turn shaped events untir
they led to one of the strangest and
cruelest feats of psychological pun
ishment on record. . -. .... '
Eaf h. after her greatlhour, has
withdrawn from view though none
of thent can withdraw into forget
fulness. In this three-ply fashion
their -Btor.ies are -now told for the
first time.. '
First of all there is Miss Henrietta
Brown, a young woman whose reserve
has often been admired.' She has
served a useful rather than ornswen
tat purpose at the desk of the library
in a ChJcago ' suburb.'.. Her eyes are
circled with the rims of studious
glasses: her voice is low and her
speech precise ; her dress Is plain and
remarkable for nothing,, as befits one
who boards with her worn, child-bear
ing sister, wife of a bookkeeper, who
lives in a plain cottage "across the
tracks. ,
Had toeret Istercit t -
To her neighbors and to those for
whom she , fetches books ; from ' high
shelves, the assistant librarian is mere
ly Miss Henrietta 'Brown,., but that
plain but serviceable name conceals a
high sensation, hitherto ; suppressed.
When Miss Brown was not fetching
books or minding her wailing nieces
and nephews she had interests of her
own. -These she cultivated in an un
used . garage. back of the cottage
'across the bracks." There with
doors bolted and shades drawn, unshod
and unhindered by raiment more-elaborate
than blouse and bloomers, she
taught herself the way to freedom.
And when she found it, as she did, she
was, for her brief spell of glory, not
plain Miss Henrietta Brown of the
suburban library, but a radiant crea
ture who took the applause of the
multitude. . . - , j
That is now all a thing of the past.
In her great day Miss Brown took
refuge In - such anonymity as the title
of The Masked Dancer afforded, and
in all the suburb only one found her
out the studiously- sedate, but soon
desperately stricken, principal trustee
of the library wherein Miss Henrietta
Brown fetches books. And bis way of
finding her out, and bis reaction to' his
discovery, and her response to his re
action, are no less a part of the .sup
pressed sensation than Miss Brown's
flaming career incognito. .
Darisg Crime Is Coseealed ' j
Suppression ; of the signular story of
the second young woman may s seem i
even more remarkable., for her career
was marked by an incident which cried
loudly for publicity. This young
woman, name of Edgewater. possesses
remarkable ; beauty. Her beauty has
never been exploited and she, even
more than Miss Henrietta Brown, is
content to abide in obscurity. -
Miss Edgewater's employer asserts;
that she has no particular secretariat i
talent. The principal enemy of her 1
employer asserts that she has pictorial
qualities which rise atbove comparison
even in New Tork. a city famous for
its beautiful women. - '
The events which bring Miss" Edge
water into this story have never been
mentioned by her. It is not thourht
that she is even sware of them. rhe
and her mother have found life diffi
cult since the death of her father. In
the beginning, her employment was sn
act of charity on the part of the man
who was led. by the pathetic situation
in which she and her mother found
themselves, to apply his great but sin
ister talent for their benefit. ,
sUsdsets Frevet Bis TJadeisg
This, employer; it, msy now be told,
is. Heywood Achison; a man of impres
sive mien, a payer of .office rent, but
otherwise a person without visible
means of support. He does not move
in. society, yet he is not a police char
acter. Whatever he has done, he has
not been found out not until now.
And it was a trick of fate that he was
found out at the only time In his career,
that he ever attempted to do a charit
able act.
One man alone found him out. and
tht man, Wallace Ramsey, his Tin
relenting enemy, was led to compound
a felony by sunnresslng the story of a
i . . . ... i i . A
crime oecause oi nis ouaauig interest
in the young woman out of sympathy
for whom Achison risked his liberty
and so much of his reputation -as he
had theretofore been able to preserve.
Achison's sympathy for the girl Snd
her mother prompted him to destroy
by fire his own home and Its con
tents, among - which was a spurious
Valesques, long owned In the Kdga
water family, but used by Achison In
a daring attempt to swindle an Insur
ance company , for the retief of the
former owners of the canvas.
The sensational Interest in this ease
of arson lies not so much In the mere
commission of the crime, nor In what
prompted it, as in the , exercise of
aatante cunning with which It was
committed with a view to creating the
Impression that "the burning of the
house was accidental. And equally
sensational Is the story of the manner
tn which the crime was detected and
the criminal accused. . .
Third It Ksmelen Stare Girl
' There' is no record of the name of the
third young woman of the . trio with
which this story Is concerned. She Is a
Chinese girl, and where she Is and the
conditions under which she exists are
unknown. But she figured In a case of
tong. revenge both strange and ghastly
before she dropped out of sight.
This Chinese slave girl was an un
willing passenger on an old tub, the
Vasa, Captain Uleaborg, which -was
beatiifg up the Pacific from Mexico to
Ban Franctsco. On the boat with her
were eight Chinamen, who, by virtue
of various amounts paid the Finnish
captain, were led to believe they could
defeat the exclusion act and permit
themselves to be smuggled into the
United States.
' But these eight Chinamen came to
port at Anacapa dead men dropped
into" deep' water. Uleaborg had their
money and thought it safer to enforce
their debarkation at sea than to take
them through the Golden Gate. The
slave girl was tolled off with the eight
other celestial passengers, but when the
slaughter began she dived Into the sea
with the courage of a Tahiti girl. She
was picked out of the sea by Chinese
fishermen, members of the Four
Brothers Tong, and to them she told
the story of the murder of eight men
by Uleaborg.
Captala Cast kt la Trap
From that hour the Finn was a
marked man. Though he was a hairy
riant, be was not slow wttted. Twelve
months the tong waited for Its oppor
tunity, and then it wreaked its ven
geance with unparalleled completeness.
All the craftiness of the highly edu
cated and influential California China
man, Lee Sat Kan, was required to
enable the tong to get its hands on
Uleaborg, and then this was , accom
plished only by appealing to the lat
ter' s cunning. He fell Into the trap
and he paid, and still pays, in living
death, the penalty for his crimes.
The newly revealed means by which
the sea captain was captured by the
tong and the marvelous means of his
punishment, unprecedented In America,
are woven Into a narrative of absorb
ing interest.
Hew Stories Are Recorded
So are told in a few sentences some
phases of the singularly Interesting
stories t at three young women who
have never known one another, whose
paths have never' crossed, and" yet
whose stories, grestly amplified, com
bine to support a single Interest. -
The amusingly sensational story of
the strange exploits of Miss Henrietta
Brown is related -by -Samuel Merwin,
famous novelist, in "The Garage of
. . The exciting narrative of the Influ
ence of a girl's beauty on the career of
a sympathetic crook is found in M;hs
Edgewater's history as set down hy
Mrs. Wilson - Woodrow, favorite wf; h
readers, in "Every Man Has , 11,
. And the weird and trsjric story if
the Chinese tong's unremitting punish
ment of Captain Uleaborg is written
by Jack Boyle, authority on the Orien
tal in America, in "The Claws of the
These three sttries and ten oicri
equally good are In the April Issue ri
The RED BOOK -MAGAZINE, on s-s j
at all newstands. Adv.