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THE MOANING OKTJ3GONTAN. FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1901.
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PREPARE FOR A BRIGHT EASTER
EVEN IF IT RAINS, YOUR PREPARATIONS
WILL BE USEFUL LATER.
REDUCED PRICES ON EASTER NOVELTIES AND OR
NAMENTS. EGGS," RABBITS, CHICKENS, DECORATED
FANCY CHINA PIECES, GLASS VASES, JARDINIERES.
A CHOICE LOT.
TAKE ELEVATOR TO THIRD FLOOR
Out of our unsurpassed va
riety we mention in
SHIRTS Full dress and semi
dress styles, white and nov
GLOVES-Fine kid at $1.50
and $2.00 pair. Mochas,
slate, tan and brown, $1.50
pair. Denf s walking gloves,
pure linen at 20c, 25c,
35c to 75c each. Special
prices for half dozen.
styles to $3.00, and a choice
collection of 50c TIES
SPECIAL THIS Q7r arh
week at-..-, ceacn
You can come here with the
full confidence of finding Just
what you want, and at the
right prices. Shoes, Hosiery,
Gloves, Belts, Handkerchiefs,
SPECIAL FOR EASTER
LADIES' KID GLOVES
$2.25 and $2 values fcj AQ
AH colors and sizes. r' ?'
$1.00 to $1.50 69C each
values at - '
New souvenir pins, 30c each, j
New turquoise hat pins, belt
pins, brooches, belt buckles
and stick pins.
Sterling Silver Lockets
$1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 ea.
FAVOR FRENCH TREATY
iortlaxd board op trade pass
Concerted Action Will Be Taken to
Develop Neighboring Oil and
The Portland Board of Trade yesterday
indorsed the proposed commercial treaty
between the United States and France,
and passed resolutions which will be sent
to Senators Simon and Mitchell. Presi
dent Connell said the- new treaty
would reduce the French tariff on
American imports 27 per cent, while
the duty on French goods would be re
duced 20 per cent in this country, thus
netting the United States 7 per cent on
the reciprocity deal. The resolutions, as
'Whereas, The President of the United
States, through his commercial plenipo
tentiary, has negotiated a reciprocal com
mercial treaty with the Republic of
France, by the terms of which valuable
concessions have been made to the Amer
ican export trade; and,
'Whereas, The adoption of this treaty
will open to the trade and manufactures
of the United States a remunerative field;
"Whereas, The failure of the treaty will
materially tend to create a demand for
the revision of the present tariff law;
therefore be it
"Resolved, That the Board of Trade of
Portland, Or., respectfully urges upon the
Senate of the United States the wisdom
and necessity of the early ratification of
the commercial treaty with the Repub
lic of France, as demanded by the best
interests of this county; and be it fur
ther "Resolved, That a copy of this preamble
and resolutions be forwarded to Hon. Jo
seph Simon and Hon. J. H. Mitchell, Sen
ators from Oregon."
The Board of Trade proposes to take
up the development of coal and oil fields
in the region tributary to Portland in a
manner calculated to bring about speedy
results. C. "W. Miller and F. L McKenna
were appointed a committee to promote
the formation of a stock company to pros
pect certain fields known to be rich in
-coal and oil, but hitherto undeveloped
through lack of capital to determine their
Mr. McKenna said he had been "work
ing up the coal proposition ever since the
formation of the Board of Trade, now IS
-months ago. He knew of valuable depos
its in the Coast Range, the Cascades and
in the Grand Ronde VaJlov which could
bo made available to this city, but capi
tal could rot be induced to take hold
of the ledge3 unless they had been de
veloped properly. "There will be no dif
ficulty rbcut the capital," Mr. McKenna
said, "when we show that we have coaL"
President Connell also related his coal
developing experience along the same line.
"I have spent several days," he said,
"trying to get moneyed men of this city
to subscribe to a fund for the develop
ment of Adjacent coal fields, but my ef
forts have thus far proved fruitless. "We
all know that coal exists near by, and
that cheap coal is what this city needs
more than any one thing else to encour
age manufactories to locate here, but I
could interest no one in the scheme. One
man would greet my proposition with ap
proval, but he would have no time just
then to look up the matter, and so he
would send me to another, who would
suggest that I hunt up a certain third
party, and so on. If we desire to de
velop these coal fields, we must put our
shoulder to the wheel and not wait on
The committee on coal .and oil devel
opment proposes to organize on the basis
of $100 per share, no more Iran 3 per cent
of the share io be "used in any one year
You'll not find elsewhere
such an assortment of sty
lishly trimmed hats as we are
showing for Easter.
Over 600 to Select From
And each the work of an
artist Some Imported, some
the handiwork of our expert
50 NEW STYLES TODAY
FROM $4.98 TO $10.00 EA.
We have so many to talk
about and can speak of but
few. Today's word is of
Light and blue SSI) 5ft
grey cheviots at Mv
Navy blue cheviots at $27.50.
Both have double - breast,
postillion back jackets, new
flounce skirts and stitched
Our assortment Is complete
in every detail. A stylish lot
at unusually low prices for
Colored Silk Petticoats
$5.65 to $35
Black Silk Petticoats
$4-60 to $15
Silk Moreen Petticoats
Dressy, yet good, all-round
$3.60 to $4.50
Black and colors.
In development work. The proposition in
volves the purchase of a boring appa
ratus to cost about 52500, and this will
be put to work as soon as the proposed
company has money enough in its treas
ury. The board is arranging to co-operate
with the various county commercial bod
ies throughout the state with a view to
establishing a permanent exhibit of Ore
gon products In this city. The idea Is to
have a place where newcomers can ob
tain Information as to the resources of
each of the counties, the price of land,
the openings for business propositions, etc.
Director Kllllngsworth is now opening a
correspondence with county officials, and
expects to have the matter in tangible
shape within a few weeks.
The sum of $10S was reported by Presi
dent Connell as having been left over
from the reception fund of the Chicago
Commercial Club after all the Board of
Trade's portion of the expenses had been
paid, and this sum was ordered placed
at the disposal of the committee on Presi
dent McKinley's reception next month.
Mr. Connell said arrangements were being
made for the President to spend two days
in this cityfi and that a joint meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce, Board of
Trade, Manufacturers' Association and
Commercial Club would be held this morn
ing at 10:30 In the rooms of the last-named
organization. Mayor Rowe was expected
to be present to offer suggestions as to
the mode of procedure in arranging the
programme for welcoming the Chief
A number of letters were received from
people in distant states asklng for infor
mation in regard to business openings.
These were referred to Secretary C. "W.
Miller for reply.
Bids Received by Commissioners
From 23 Firms.
Bids for furnishing Multnomah County
with supplies of various kinds, as hard
ware, lumber, paints and oils, stationery,
printing, bookbinding, janitors' supplies,
etc, were opened by the Board of County
Commissioners yesterday. Bids were sub
mitted by 23 persons and firms, many of
whom were present, when they were
opened. Some of the bids are long and
complicated, and it will take a large
amount of work to synoptlze them, so
that it is not probable .that the contracts
can be awarded before next Thursday.
It is understood that none of the non
union printing establishments put in bids
for printing. Following is a list of the
persons and firms who submitted bldB:
Irwin-Hodson Printing Company; Hon
eyman & DeJIart Co., hardware and mis
cellaneous supplies; Howe, Davis & Kil
ham, stationery and books for county
officers; Portland Lumbering & Manufac
turing Company, lumber and building ma
terial; East Side Lumber Company, build
ing material, etc.; J. K. Gill Company, sta
tionery supplies; L. M. Alexander & Co.,
typewriters and supplies; Sanborn, Vail
& Co., supplies for all- the county offices,
by sample; Dayton Hardware Company,
hardware, implements, etc.; Anderson
Printing Company, supplies for all county
offices and records; George W. Caldwell,
anvils, vises, etc.; Rasmussen & Co.!
paints, oils and glass; Woodard, Clarke &
Co., miscellaneous articles; M.-J. Walsh,
electrical supplies; Xllham Stationery
Company, stationery and books; Charles
E. Potter, rubber stamps; Glass & Prud
homme, printing and stationery supplies;
Northwest Electrical Engineering Com
pany, Portland Gas Company, fixtures;
Mann & Abbott, printing and station
ery; "W. P. Fuller & Co., paints, oils and
glass; C. H. Crocker Company, printing
and stationery; TVyckoff, Seamans & Ben
WHAT SHALL WE HAVE FOR DES
SERT? Tbls question arises In the family every day
Let us answer It today. Try Jell-O, a de
licious and healthful dessert. Prepared In two
minutes. No boiling:! no Daklngr! simply add
boiling water and set to cool. Flavors:
Lemon. Orange. Raspberry and Strawberry.
Get a package at your grocer's today. 10c.
Blue and -Gray
Newest shape, with rows of
stitching on bottom.
Our $1.25 2-clasp Dena and 3-clasp Theodora glace
kid and Suede overseam gloves, at special
Mew Silk Eton Jackets at $10.00, $12.50 and $15.00
Stylish Easter Millinery at Most Reasonable Prices
Extra quality 5-inch wide Taffeta Ribbons, pink, blue,
lavender, maise; regular 25c yard, special at
Paas Easter Egg Dyes, 3 Packages for 5c
A COLONY FOR BLALOCKS
STEP IN THE DEVELOP3IENT OF.CO
LUMBIA RIVER VALLEY.
Dakota Families Enconrnged to In
vest in Valuable Horticul
One of the cherished plans of R. C.
Judson, industrial agent of the O. R. &
N. Co., Is to make the Valley of the Co
lumbia River bloom like a garden. He
knows the possibilities of the valley bet
ter than any one in Oregon, for he has
made a close study of soil and climatic
conditions, and conducted innumerable ex
periments with grain, grasses and other
products. Colonel Judson is ever ready
to lend a helping hand to any undertak
ing that means settlement, and for that
reason he told C. R. Smead to go ahead
with a project tp locate a colony of
farmers and orchardlsts at Blalocks. Mr.
Smead has just returned from North Da
kota, where he placed 200 acres of choice
fruit land on the market. He Interested
a number of people, and Is confident that
he will get the colony this year.
Mr. Smead owns 200 acres of apples,
pears, peaches, grapes, cherries, apricots,
prunes and plums at Blalocks. The trees
are seven and eight years old. The land
Is within the area of low rainfall, and
must be Irrigated to get the best results.
Water is taken from the Columbia River
and lifted 70 feet by a current motor, to
flumes which distribute it. The motor
has a capacity of 50,000 gallons an hour.
Mr. Smead has divided his orchard into
five and 10-acre tracts, with the Idea of
locating 15 or 20 families on It. His -reason
for selling is unique. He is unable
to get sufficient help when the fruit Is
ripe to harvest his crop, and ship at a
profit. Therefore, he is compelled to take
any labor he can get, and is sometimes
glad to hire even tramps. This method
is unsatisfactory, as transient workmen
cannot be depended upon. When they are
obtainable at all, they do not give good
service, and the result Is waste. Mr.
Smead thinks that if families locate at
Blalocks, the women and children will
take pride In picking the trees clean, and
the men in keeping the orchards free
from disease. The result will be profita
ble horticulture and labor for the devel
opment of the surrounding agricultural
What the East needs on this subject of
making farms and orchards along the
Columbia River is an object-lesson. If
Dakota people settle on the Smead land
and make a success of horticulture, it
will not be difficult to locate colonies at
other points. The land is" good, and water
can be raised from the Columbia for irri
gation purposes. With an irrigation plant
in operation and an orchard in bearing,
the Blalocks colony, Colonel Judson
thinks, ought to be a success from the
He will leave tonight for Eastern Ore
gon and Washington. At Hood River he
will be joined by E. L. Smith, president
of the State Board of Horticulture. After
a visit to the Walla Walla experimental
farm tomorrow they will drive througn
the fruit belt to Milton, Or., where a
meeting will be held In the opera-house
at 1:30 .P. M. to organize a fruit union.
The horticulturists of the Milton district
have found that they must have some,
kind of an organization if they expect to
get fair prices for their fruit. Last year,
without a union, they got 40 cents a crate
for their strawberries. Hood River grow
ers, who, through their union, kept track
of the markets, received $1 91 per crate.
Before leaving Milton Colonel Judson will
arrange for the building of a fruit, storage
warehouse, which will store fruit for the
union or associa'tion to be organized. A
nrlvate firm will build the warehouse.
This will be the. second plant of Its kind.,
In Eastern Oregon. The one at La Grande
Is under way. It is Colonel Judson's in
tention to have these warehouses com
pleted In time to take care of the fruit
crop. At every town In which there is a
warehouse the O. R. & N. Co. will post
In Its depot dally reports of the condition
of the various markets to which Eastern
Oregon ships Its fruit.
REVIVE SUGAR PINE MINE.
Southern Oregon Property That Has
Been Neglected lor Years.
Thomas Heady, an experienced mining
man, has bonded the Sugar 'Pine quartz
mine, on Galice Creek, In Southern Or
egon, and now has a force of men clean
ing out old tunnels and drifts and other
wise putting the property in shape.
"The Sugar Pine mine," Mr. Heady
said, at the Perkins yesterday, "has been
abandoned lor several years, on account
of the death of Its owner. It has pro
duced a large amount of good ore and
there is a fine ledge now being tapped
with a 400foot tunnel. This ore body is
six feet wide and assays well. I consid
er the Sugar Pine one of the most prom
ising properties of that locality, and there
are several well-paying ledges there. The
Gold Bug, owned by Senator Jones, of
Nevada, has been paying dividends for
several years, and there are stampmills
scattered about among the canyons, that
oeocoooo o o o ooooooo us
17th Shipload of Bargains
500 bottles . j
" COMPOUND Brand
For Instantly removing tar, grease
spots, paints, etc., from the most
delicate fabrics. Regular price 25c.
Jit Special 17c bottle
At Druggists' Sundries Counter.
are rendering good accounts of them
selves. "The placer mines of Southern Oregon
have done unusually well this season, as
the rains have been abundant; In fact,
there has been too much rain on some
of the creeks, and sluice boxes have been
washed away. The Alexander & Bent
placer mine, on Galice Creek, is running
a large crew, night and day, and the
mining season will probably extend well
Into the Summer, as there is quite a
large snow reservoir stored on the moun
tain summits. The yield of gold dust will
therefore be larger than the average this
season in the southern part of the state."
ASSETS SOLD VERY LOW.
Notes of Portland Savings Bank
"Went for a Trine.
When the sale of the securities of the
defunct Portland Savings Bank was be
gun on Tuesday, It was expected that it
would be concluded last night, but the
disposal of outside real es'tate. took up
most of the time Wedensday, and the
sales of "bills receivable" progressed only
down to the "Ds", leaving a long list
the disposal of which fully occupied the
time of Auctioneer Gilman up to 5 o'clock
The outside real estate, comprising
some 35 or 40 tracts of land widely scat
tered over Oregon and Washington,
proved of little value, and sold at very
low prices, some classed as timber land
having long ago been denuded of Its tim
ber. The judgments, claims against de
cedents, furniture and stocks will be sold
today and the tiresome business ended.
The "audience" since the first day has
consisted of about 40 or 50 brokers and
agents who sat through the whole tedious
sale, which was not enlivened by anything
of a cheerful nature except the occa
sional attempts of the auctioneer to jolly
the crowd to make them bid more lively.
In the c.-owd were a few who came to
bid on notes of their own and a number
had agents percent to bid off their notes.
The notes were sold for what they
would bring and no guaranty of their
value or legality was given. They were
generally started at 25 cents, no odds what
the true value was, and worked up as
high as possible on 25-cent bids.
Several of the notes, the makers al
leged, had a defense on usury. One was
sold which had been collected by suit
In a Justice Court. Every note brought
something, from two bits up. The small
er notes sold for more proportionately
than the larger ones. Many notes for con
siderable amounts were boug"ht for 25
cents to $2 or $3, on the supposition that
the makers, If poor, would pay a hand
some advance on the cost to receive them
and "wipe the slate."
Occasionally one would ask whether a
not offered was outlawed, and would
be told that It was not, as the maker
had gone out of the state. Several notes
for $40 or $50, the makers of which were
dead, sold for 25 cents. A note for $17,000
was started at 25 cents and run up by
small bids to $477. Another note for $20,
000 might have brought as much, as three
brokers began to bid for It, but one of
them paid the other two a good week's
wages to drop out and the note was
bought by the maker at $45.
One man who had borrowed $140,000 from
the bank had been credited with $90,000
for a lot of alleged timber land. His
note for the remaining $50,000 was sold
for $36. The alleged timber land did
not bring much, 640 acres selling for
Two certificates of deposit on the Walla
Walla Bank- were solely one for 75 cents,
the other for $3 75, though one was worth
justas much as the other.
One J. K. Edmlston, a Washington pro
moter, secured $20,000 from the Portland
Savings Bank on 'these certificates. He
probably never had the money in the
Walla Walla Bank, but he was president
of that bank, and got the certificates
somehow, and put his name on the back
of them and got $20,000 on them. Mr.
Edmlston long ago fled to Canada, the
Walla Walla Bank went up the spout
long ago, and the $20,000 went to the long
ago, long ago, and It will be a long time
before the depositors see It.
It is not known what the assets so
far sold have amounted to, but when the
sale is ended, the total will be figured up.
It is known, however that the general
result will not be so good as was hoped
for, which, however, will not affect the
depositors much, as they have about
abandoned hope of getting much of their
NAMES HIS DEPUTY.
It. R. Carlson Is Appointed by Food
Food Commissioner Bailey yesterday
announced the appointment of R. R.
Carlson, of Portland, as deputy. The se
lection was made Mr. Bailey says, be
cause he believes that out of all the ap
plicants for the position. Mr. Carlson was
the best qualified by reason of practical!;
experience and knowledge to fill the posl-,1
tlon. Although he has been a resident
of Oregon but three or four years, Mr.
Carlson has been in the dairying business
all his life, and thoroughly understands
It to Its minutest details.
Mr. Bailey and Mr. Carlson will divide
the work of the office between them. The
deputy's principal duties will be to in
spect the dairies and creameries of the
state. Under the new law all dairymen
in Portland are compelled to have their
J. & T. Cousins' famous line of $3.50 Shoes fop women. Every new style.
New arrivals in ladies' high-grade Suits and Costumes for Spring1 and Summer wear.
21c the yard
For today and tomorrow
50 pieces of pretty wash
foulards, in pinks, red,
navy, royal blue, black
and old rose, 29 inches
wide. Exceptional value,
Ribbons 15c yd
160 pieces of 4-inch bril
liant taffeta ribbon, in all
the leading shades. In
cluded are 50 pieces of
corded. silk ribbon 3 in.
wide. The first time you
ever bought them at 15c
John S. Brown
& Sons' Table
Two special values in
table damask and napkins
for Easter. There's a sav
ing of 10 and 15 per cent
if you have a need to fill.
72 -in table damask, John
S. Brown & Sons. Many
napkins in new designs.
JohnS. Brown ? IK A7
&Sons PJ.IO XXL.
Ladies' fancy and black
lace lisle hose in all sizes,
handsome colorings and
designs, large variety to
select from. The regular
50e values, 39c pair.
100 dozen pure Irish
linen handkerchiefs for
I ladies. Fine soft finish, i
and i-m. hem. The regu
lar 40c values at 2Sc each.
Special values in White
Petticoats at $1.82 and
5000 of them, all sizes,
all colors, appropriately
inscribed, prettily de
signed, 5c, 8c, 10c, 12c,
15c, 17c, 22c each. Special
counter front of elevator.
wagons numbered, and the number regis
tered In the office of the Food Commis
sioner. This plan greatly simplifies the
work, of the Commissioner.
Sir. Bailey's -personal attention will be
devoted to the enforcement of the food
law. He has given the dealers of the
state until May 1 to comply with the law
passed by the late Legislature relative to
vinegars, splcee, fluid extracts, jellies,
jams and food sauces, and after that time
It will be rigidly enforced. '
AT ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL
Holy Week Services Iiarjrelr Attend
edServices for Today.
The services of Holy Week are being
carried out with unusual impresslveness
during this week, -owing to the presence
of the Most Reverened Archbishop Chris
tie and the large staff of resident and
visiting clergy., Yesterday, Holy Thurs
day, the services began at 8 o'clock with
solemn pontifical fhass. Archbishop
Christie celebrating. Rev. Father Thom
as, of Mt. Angel, was assistant priest.
Fathers Smith and McDeritt. assistant
deacons, Fathers Casey and McNally
deacon and sub-deacons of mass; Fathers
Cestelli and Waters, deacons of the holy
oils, and Father Hogan the master of
ceremonies. In addition to the mass, the
holy oils were blessed and consecrated,
and the processional made to the reposit
ory. The services for today, Good Friday,
will be the mass of the pre-sanctlfied,
with the chanting of the passion at 8
a -Y tw nltrht service at 7:30. chanting
of the tenebrae and sermon at the pas- 1
sion and death or our lora, Dy vainer
Smith. The Easter musical programme
will be published In Sunday's Issue.
A Suggestion From "X."
PORTLAND, Or., April 4. (To the Edi
torsInasmuch as Agulnaldo has sur
rendered and taken the oath of allegiance
to this Government, would it not be a
most generous and magnanimous thing for
President McKlnley to bring him at once
to the Capital and take him around with
him on his proposed trip to this Coast,
In order, to vindicate his policy of "benev-nian-f
ocotTntlntlnn " hv demonstrating
through his exhibition that the Filipinos-.
are not capable or seir-government.' ane
only objection would be the fear that
Agulnaldo might attract the most atten
tion, prove to be the real star of the
traveling troupe, and exhibit fully more
capacity than the President. X.
Today Our 614th
Friday Surprise Sale
I ill tJ
Don't wait until tomorrow be
fore buying your Easter Gloves
Won't be near the pleasure in
shopping because there's always
a certain number that usually
wait until the eleventh hour. But
we've made the best preparations.
Special glove counter directly in
front of the elevators. Extra
salespeople at both places.
A great lot of $1.25 gloves in
all the leading
shades, all sizes . . .
Perrins famous "Charmette,"
Perrins famous "Adriana," 2 -
i Perrins famous "La Mure, 3
Perrins famous "Manhattan." 2-clasp $1.75 pr
Highest grade of "Perrins" gloves, $2, $2.25, $2.50 pr
Everything new for
"The Twain," the new
Immense assortment of
Fancy Shirts, all prices.
New styles of collars.
Fancy Hosiery, 25c to $2.
Hawos Hats for Spring,
Derbys or Fedoras, $3.
For today and tomorrow.
Western dry granulated
Sue-ar. 100-lb. sk.. $5.65.
J Italian Prunes, 4 lbs., 25c.
Eastern Hams, lZic lb.
Saratoga Drips, 1 gal., 75c.
Saratoga Drips, i gal., 40c.
Cottolene, 3-lb. pail, 45c.
Ko-Nut, 3-lb. pail, 45c.
Rising Sun Stove polish, 5c
Schepps's Cocoanut, i lb.,
Schepps's Cocoanut, i lb.,
Sale of Seats for "The County Fair"
The sale of seats for Nell Burgess In
"The County Fair" will open this morn
ing at the Marquam Grand. The com
pany appears Monday and Tuesday
nights, April 8 and 9.
For quaint assumptions of the pecu
liarities of female rustic character, Nell
Burgess' famous characterization of
Abigail Prue In the big revival of "The
County Fair," which Is to be seen in this
city ere long, stands at the head of all
similar impersonations of the age. "The
County Fair" is a relalstlc picture of
New England farm life as simple in Its
plot as a great play could be, without
any villain in It, unless the intermed
dling old farmer, who wants to marry
a maiden lady of uncertain age and
thereby obtain possession of a farm with
out foreclosing a, mortgage, should be
called one. The action of the play turns
on the successful efforts of a boy, who
has been protected by Miss Abigail Prue
when he was in disgrace, to lift the
mortgage from the farm by training a
colt to win the $3000 prize In the county
"The Telephone Girl."
In "The Telephone Girl." that unctuous
production which comes to Cordray's next
week from the New York Casino, there
is not a dull moment. The action moves
with rapidity and spirit from the start.
Between the laughs there Is scarcely
breathing time. Everywhere it is greeted
by big houses. From the beginning to
end there is always a running accom
paniment of applause and uproarious
laughter, so en rapport does It become
with the audience. The play Is one in
which Harry Hermsen and Miss Mabel
Hlte have full opportunity In which to
display their versatility and In which
they are unequaled for scope and sparkle.
The rest of the company are all admirable
artists, and the standard rule of the
Casino, that only young women of grace
and beauty shall grace its stage, is well
lived up to. Harry Hermsen as an In
terpreter of character roles Is peerless.
His very presence Is provocative of hilar
ity and often the laughter and applause
are so great that he Is compelled to step
to the footlights and bow his acknowl
edgment. Stanton Opera Company.
The sale of seats opened yesterday
For the 614 Friday Surprise Sale we
offer a special purchase of 100 hand
some Pedestrian Skirts, of heavy and
medium weight, plaid back material,
blues, browns and Oxfords, tailor
stitched. We never sold better ones
at $6.50. Your choice while they last
2-clasp $1.50 pr I
clasp $1.50 pr j
- clasp $1.75 pr
Ladies' Neckwear for
Easter. Everything that's
new and stylish will be
found here in great pro
fusion, and all reasonably
Lace Collars and Revers.
Ostrich Boas, all lengths.
SilkRuffs in large variety.
Stocks Silk or linen.
Boleros and Fronts.
'Phone Private Exchange 4.
Boneless Sardines, 15c a
A. Roche's Sardines, 10c a
Comb Honey, 15c pound.
Chocolate Menier, sweet,
Chocolate Menier, unsweet
Barataria Shrimps, 20o.
Maine Sugar Corn, 10c can.
Iowa Sugar Corn, 2 for 15c.
Red M. Soap, 2 for 5c.
morning at the Metropolitan Theater f jr
the Stanton Company, the sale for Sun
day being especially- heavy and showing
that Portland Is not slow to take ad
vantage of the opportunity to hear a n. vr
"Dorcas" will be given on the opening,
night and the Wednesday matinee.
"Fra Dlavlo" will be the bill for Monday.
A different opera nightly 'la the polKi
of this company.
The musical comedy, "Dorcas,' in
which Pauline Hall starred for three sea
sons with great success, has been re
written by Its authors, Harry and Ed
ward Paulton, while Arthur C. Pall, tho
celebrated comic opera musical director,
has added a large number of new songn
and choruses, and It will bo produced
here in its now garb.
A DAY ON THE COLUMBIA
A visit to Portland is incomplete with
out devoting at least one day to the Co
lumbia River and Its magnificent scsnery.
You can leave Portland at 9 A. M. any
day on th O. R. & N. Co.'g palatial
Portland-Chicago special train,, lunch at
The Dalles or In the dining-car, be back
at 4:30 P. M., and have seen the most
attractive portion of the Columbia. In
making the trip by rail you obtain a near
view of the many beautiful cascades, and
as the track skirts the south bank of tho
river the stream and Its north shore aro
constantly in sisht.
Should you desire a ride on a river
steamer, take the O. R. & N. Co. '3 train
at 9 A. M. any day except Sunday, for
Cascade Locks, spend a short time there,
'and then board the steamer as she passes
through the locks en route to Portland.
A more extensive river excursion can
be had by leaving Ash-street dock. Port
land (dally except Sunday), at 8 P. M. for
Astoria, on the O R. & N. Co.'s fast,
electric-lighted steamer "Hassalo," arriv
ing at Astoria, IOO miles distant, about
daylight; returning, leave Astoria at 1
A. M. (except Sunday), arriving at Port
land about 5 P. M. All meals can be had
on the steamer, and altogether the trip
Is most delightful, restful and comfort
able. Particulars of "Willamette River trip can
also be had upon application at the O. R.
& N. Co.'s city ticket office. Third and
"Washington. Telephone 712.
j "I suppose you'll be telling people that I'm a
fool"" "No. dear There are some thlnga Vit
1 must keep to ourselves." Tlt-Blt3.