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THE MORNING OREGONIA3, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1906.
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A Mighty Congress
at 8 a. m.
and Closes at
6 p, m.
A Unique Group
of Style and Quality Ex
positions of Surpassing Specialty lZj
Explosion in Century Shaft,
- Near Fairmount, West
RECOVERY OF BODIES SLOW
Afterdamp Delays Work of Rescuers.
About 75 Still Jn Mine and
Prospect of Survival
1TOKKUXG. W. Va.. March 23.-A re
rt (nn the Century mine at 3 o'clock
this morning states that nine dead men
hvt bee recovered. Sixteen men who
wer overcome by pas were brought up.
Titer will recover. There now remain In
the mine 12 men whose fate is unknown.
FAIRMONT. W, Va., March ?2. Fifteen
w rc known to be dead. 25 Injured and
frMi S to missing: and believed to be
tfend x the result of an explosion of pas
ta tfc? slmfl of the Century Coal Company
mi e'tttwry, a small mining town, situated
& mftos south of FairmounU on the Bel
IknpxwTec. Buckhannon branch of the Bal
timore & Ohio Railroad. The explosion
iuk place at 4:30 this afternoon, but.
owtttg to the telephone wires bejng put
ut of commission by the high winds of
in4ft). details arc lacking, and the names
f the victims, six of whom are known to
tK- foreigners, were not secured at a late
Majority Had Left Mine.
The Century mine, which is owned by
SImw Brothers, of Baltimore, is one of
n largest independent operators in
North West Virginia. Over 250 men are
tMptoyed dally In the shaft, and, had the
-xn4os!on been an hour earlier, the loss
f life would have been appalling. As it
was. there were but a few remaining In
tbe shaft, the main body of the miners
Nfcvlng quit work for the clay. The plant
fan which furnishes air for the shaft was
partially wrecked by the force of the cx
j4oku. but was repaired Immediately,
nd within an hour aftor the accident.
Superintendent James Ward had a relief
SMg in the mine.
HriiiRiup: Up Dead and Injured.
Thc first trip out brought ten men five
dfHMl and live badly burned. They were
-nii?hi in the main heading near the bot
tom of thc shaft. Thc living could give
no details of the explosion, saying they
wre tm their way to the surface when
tin explosion took place behind them.
A second expedition immediately wen
down and explored the main heading,
wMch wa. found to be uninjured by the
'iploaion except that the brattices were
Mown out. Four more bodies were found
In this heading, and 20 wounded men were
making their way toward the bottom of
the shaft, and were brought to thc sur
face by the rescuers.
' Fourteen subheadings at midnight were
M unexplored, and Superintendent "Ward.
who was still in the mine, sent word out
that, owing to the prevalence of gas, he
was undecided at that time whether or
not to push the work into the subheadings
fw an hour or so. Thc mine, however,
was being readily freed from the fumes
of thc explosion by tho fan, and the work
of rescue will be pushed on throughout
Scvcnty-Fivc Still In Mine.
Immediately following tho explosion, the
nftUials began a house-to-house canvass
to ascertain the number of men to bo
found on the surface. This resulted In 160
feeing- found who had come out previous to
xhf explosion. It is believed that there
re many more outside who have not yet
leen accounted for. If this is not true.
there are still 75 men In the mine, with
lit tie hope ot their being alive.
Relief trains bearing physicians were
hwrrlod from Fhlllpp! and Buckhannon
and the doctors immediately took care
of tho wounded in the office building.
ivnich was transformed into a temporary
Women EuRcr to Enter Mine.
The families of the dead, -wounded and
missing men gathered quickly at the
openlnc and the pathetic scenes always
witnessed at such accidents were enacted.
Several foreign women insisted upon go
ing into tlv? mine, and were only prevent
ed by force from entering the cage. Many
or tnc women are still hovering about the
opening ut midnight, refusing to go into
the camp store or other places to escape
the biting cola.
LIVELY READY TO RETURN
Operator Will Testify on Adobe
Wreck Death List Grows.
DENVER. March 22.-S. Frank Lively
the Denver & Rio Grande railroad opera
tor, -whose unfortunate nap while on duty
at Swallows last Friday morning was tho
cause of the disastrous head-end collision
at Adobe, arrived at his home in Mun-
fordville. Ky.. last evening, according to
a dispatch received here today from Louis
ville. Lively Is reported to have expressed
willingness to return to this state and tell
all he knows concerning the cause of the
accident. Sheriff Esser, of Fremont Coun
ty, -will take steps at once to secure
Livoly's attendance at thc inquest when
the Coroners Jury reassembles next Mon
It Is now generally admitted that be
tween 40 and 50 persons met death In the
collision. A list of over 40 missing per
aons who are supposed tt have been pas
scngcrs on the wrecked trains has been
prepared, but some of these probably are
Rich MUwaukccan a Suicide.
MILWAUKEE.' March 21 The body of
William M. Mariner, son of Ephralm Mari
ner, one of the city's richest men. was
found in his room at his home today with
a bullet hole In thc head. It Is supposed
that ho committed suicide. No cause for
the act is known.
KIMBALL Pipe Organs,
found in all the greatest Au
ditoriums, and in the homes
of wealth, East and West,
Sold Only By
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
Sa Fraaie. Steele tea. OoIcImm
a4 All Other If aitoat PeioU.
The Friday Sales Increase in Interest
A SALE OF
WOMEN'S 50c AND 75c BELTS 25c
Best quality Silk Taffeta Belts, with gilt
buckle and gilt back stays, in black,
white, brown, navy, green and cardinal;
fit perfectly. Regular values 50c and
75c special, each 25
WOMEN'S 75c KID BELTS 25c
Women's Kid Belts, with strips of silk and
fancy gilt buckle; white with pink
stripes, black with while stripes, navy
blue with white stripes, white with navy
blue stripes, and champagne with brown
stripes, all black. Regular value 75c
special, each 25
Big Bargains for
in a Stirring
Hourly Sale Today
8 to 9 A. M.
WOMEN'S 75c RUBBERS 10c.
A broken line of women's Rubbers, high
and low cut, regular ioc value special
for one hour at, 1 fir
9 to 10 A. M.
25c SHOE POLISH 15c
The very best Shoe Polish, cither in bottle
or combination, for all kinds of shoes,
black or tan. Our 25c value 1
special for one hour at tJC
10 toll A.M.-
WOMEN'S SHOES FOR $1.79.
A broken lot of women's good Shoes, made
by reliable manufacturers; not a pair in
the lot worth less than $250, and some
up to .$4.00; all sizes, widths AA to C.
Special for one hour, (f 1 'TQ
the pair -. J
11 to 12 M.
CHILD'S $1.50 SHOES 79c
Children's fine black kid Shoes, lace style,
with hand-turned soles, fancy inserted
velvet lace stay, spring heels; all sires
from 5 to 8. Special for one 7Qf
hour, the pair 7C
12 to 1 P. M.
MEN'S SHOES FOR $1.00 LESS.
We give you the choice of any of our best
grades of men s Shoes, in either patent
or dull leathers, at $1.00 less per pair
than regular price thus:
Buy a pair of .$4.00 Shoes O f)fk
A pair of .$5.00 Shoes
Or- a pair of $6.00 Shoes
lto2P. M .
WOMEN'S- $1.75 JULTETTES FOR $1.24.
Women's Comfort Juliettes, made in four
styles, with plain or patent toe, low
heels, Prince Albert or medium toe and
heel, all sizes. Our $L75 value special
for one hour at, If T
the pair pi.
2 to 3 P. M.
WOMEN'S $2.50 SHOES $f.98.
Women's Shoes in three different styles
the new college cut, with medium sole
and new-style toe; patent Blucher lace;
patent six-button Shoes, and black kid
Blucher lace. Our $2.50 valuc special
for one hour at, 1 QQ
the pair pl.&0
3 to 4 P. M.
WOMEN'S $4.00 SHOES FOR $2.39.
Women's fine patent kid Dress Shoes, with
hand-turned soles, dress heel and plain
toe, mat "kid tops; a prime favorite; all
sizes. Our $4.00 value spe- l O O Q
cial for one hour at, pair. . . P-
4 to 5 P. M.
GIRLS' SHOES Of fine black kid or box
calf, made with an extension sole and
medium toe. A desirable shoe for school
wear. Sizes 6 to 11 special Q?
for one hour at, the pair 70C
Sizes 1V& to 2 special for fl 9Q
one hour at, the pair P iJ
5 to 6 P. M.
BOYS' SHOES-Of fine high-grade kid,
lace style, saade with a medium heavy
sole, small extension; looks wall and
wears all right 0r $2.50 value
Sizes 9 to 1 special for one A.k
hour at, the pair
Siaes 2Yz to 5 special fr l 7Q
ooe hour at, the pair T"
The Store1 s
WOMEN NEED AND WOMEN
$3.50 Waists for $1. 75
Another worth-while economy event in the great Salons of Dress scheduled for today's patrons.
We shall place on sale on a counter located in the northwest corner of the spacious salons about
200 of the prettiest waists for every-day wear ever shown in Portland. All colors to match thc
various smart shades worn this season in Walking Skirts. Materials embrace alpacas and albatross.
Among the color convention you will note light blues, royals, navy, helios, reds, niles and resedas,
tans and creams. Mostly in the pretty plaited styles so much favored by fashion this season; some
are in the embroidered effects on thc fronts. Metal and covered buttons, full, modish sleeves, and
every waist has stock and tie of materials. The best regular $350 value we have ever 7i
offered, for today only at HALF PRICE ; tpl.t O
Now It's New Millinery
"Bijou" Salons Annex, Second Floor.
Smart, New $6 to frg ff
$8 Street Hats at pO.UU
Today we place on sale 50 absolutely new hats never before
shown. No two alike, and none like them in thc city. Suit
able for street or dress wear. CT fl Cl
Values $6.00 to $S.00-special, each pJW
Bargain Gems From
A Brilliant Contribution of Great Values
for Friday Shoppers.
BELT BUCKLES 29c
An assortment of Belt Buckles, in gilt,
oxidized and French gray finish, in a
variety of sizes and designs. Values to
$L35 included in the sale Special Econ
omy Sale Price, each 29
BEAUTY PINS 10c.
Beauty Pins, in bright gold, Roman gold,
rose gold and green gold nnisn, also an
assortment of enamel in various colors.
Good 15c value Special for today
Economy Sale, the pair .10
. COLLAR SUPPORTERS 19c
Collar Supporters arc fast becoming, a
staple article, as their usefulness makes
them almost indispensable. We offer a
line of Jeweled Collar Supporters for this
sale, a 25c value Special Economy Sale
Price, each 19i
STERLING SILVER HATPINS 15c
A line of new Sterling Silver Hatpins, in
many designs. These Pins are well made,
with solid backs and long pin stems.
Special Economy Sale Price, each... 15
JEWELED BRACELETS 65c
A new line of Bracelets, in Roman gold
finish, hoop style, set with single and
double jewels, in all colors. Price,
An Interesting Ribbon Sale
Handsome 40c Mescalines
at 25c Yard
A line of brilliant Messaline Ribbons, soft
and fluffy, 6 inches wide; great assort
ment of colors; suitable for neckwear or
trimming hats. Regular value 40c
special, the yard 25
Allover Laces, 75c to $1.50
A lot of Nottingham and Point de Paris
Allover Laces, IS inches wide, white; just
the thing for the popular lace waists.
Values from 75c to $L50 special,
the yard .....50
In the Great Home-Furnishing
Heavy Tapestry Portieres, silk finish,
plain red or green, fringed ends, 3 yards
long, 50 inches wide
Regular $650 value special, pair$4.T5
Regular $750 value special, pair. .$5.50
Regular 850 valae special, pair. .$6.00
$2. 75 Lace Curtains $1.58
A let of Lace Curtains in Bring olo and
Renaissance effects, regular value $2.75
special, ,tfce pair $1.58
WITH THE WEEKS
FROM basement to roof these stores arc filled with the best of the
Spring's newest merchandise, all priced at unusually favorable
figures. Every woman, and every man, who is interested in fashion
able attire for the warmer weather at hand is sure to find their wants
best cared for at this store. Thc woman who likes pretty things to
don, for herself and children, some fresh bit of bright beauty or of
solid comfort for tho home a new carpet, curtains or drapes, bit of
cut glass or dainty china, refrigerator or gas range, has an oppor
tunity such as is afforded to the denizens of few American cities, to
satisfy Ecr' wants here and at modest cost. Friday is the day of all
the days of nhe week par excellence for UNDERPRICED things.
Be sure yoiTget your full share today.
A Bargain Fest in the
China Shops and
A Liberal List of "Usefuls" and "Orna
mentals" to Choose From Liberal
Decorated Toilet Sets, with large roll-edge
basin special $1.99
German China Decorated Chocolate Pots
special, each 50
German China Pudding Sets, consisting of
three pieces platter, baking dish and
lining special ... 89
Imported fire clay Pudding Dishes special,
Imported fire clay handled Ramikins
special, each 10
Decorated China basket shape Spoon Trays
special, each 12
Lunch Boxes special, each 8
New Blue Dinner Sets
New Blue Copenhagen Dinner Sets, sold in
sets or separate pieces
60-pc set, reg. value $8 speciaLS6.40
100-pc set, reg. value $12 special..$9.60
Fluted Water Tumblers special, set15
1S47 Rogers Bros.' Silver Polish, the kind
that does not scratch special .21
40c blue Cuspidors, gold traced sp'1..25
Special at, each 5S 10 20
6-foot Stepladder special $1.10
Covered Galvanized Chamber Pails
special t 45
Japanned oak finish Bread Boxes
Gray Enameled Dishpans, 17-quart sizes
special i -53
Grav Enameled Kettles, 4-quart size
Steel Spiders, mirror polished sp'1,.27
Wire Potato Mashers special 3
Round Asbestos Mats special, 2 for.. 5
Furniture Polish, large-size bottles
Japanned and Decorated Umbrella Stands
Genuine Dover Egg Beaters special.. 8
Stove Polishing Mits special 12p
Soup Strainers, bowl shape, wood handles
Baking or Cooking Spoons, 12-inch size
special : .x.... 3
Kettle Knobs special, 6 for 5
Heavy Tin Muffin Pans, 12 holes
Coat 'Hangers special 3t5
LoBg-handle solid cast steel Shovels
Spades, solid cast steel special G&ifr
Rakes, 12 tines special 23
Hoee special 23
Grass Shears special .23
Pruning Shears special 25
Graee Heoks special 25
Weeding Hooks special 7t
Stirring Specials That Benefit
Silk and Dress
First Floor Fifth-Street Annex.
SUITINGS in Panama, homespun and
English tweed effects in soft shades -of
gray; it's 56 inches wide, and just the
thing for coats and tailor suits. Our
$1.25 value Special Econ- 2Qr
omv Salt Pricp. thn vnrd Q7C
Our $150 SUITINGS Spe- JQ
cial Economy Sale Price, yd.
BLACK CREPE DE CHINE All silk, a
staple fabric that is always desirable for
making dressy gown3. Our $1.2o value-
Special Economy Sale Price, QQ
the vard 07C
BLACK CREPE DE PARIS A beautiful
piece of material and one of the biggest
bargains we have ever offered in black
dress goods. Our $150 value Special
Economy Sale Price, . QO
Women3 s Hosiery
WOMEN'S 50c LISLE HOSE 32c
Imported black all lace Lisle Hose, regular
value oOc special, the pair 32p
WOMEN'S 25c LISLE HOSE 19c
Black gauze Lisle Hose, finished foot,
double sole. Regular value 25c
special, the pair 19
CHILDREN'S 35c HOSE 18c
Children's black lace mercerized cotton
Hose, regular value 35c special, pr-18
WOMEN'S 20c VESTS 13c
White Richelieu Ribbed Vests, low neck, no
sleeves, crocheted lace yoke, regular
value 20c special, each 13
WOMEN'S 45c VESTS 29c.
White fine ribbed, long sleeve Vests, regu
lar value 45c special, each '.29
In the Women's Neckwear Aisle,
Women's Collars 17c the
25c and 35c Values
A lot of pretty little Turnover Top Collars,
in embroidered Anglais, some with double
collar effect and others single; worth
each 25c. Also a lot of Embroidered
Linen Stocks, washable, handsomely em
hroidered in pretty designs; worth each
35c Today we place on sale at Special
Economy Prices i ior oOp
Or, each 17c
Veils, Chic and Fetching,
39c for the $1 Values
Just received another shipment of the pret
ty all-silk Fancy Mesh Veils, in silk
chenille dotted patterns, 1 yards long,
white, black and white, brown, navy,
navy and wite, lavender, etc Regular
value $1.00 special, each 397
Here Are Unusual Bargains
Domestic Aisle First Floor.
$1.50 Bedspreads $1.18
500 Heavy Crochet Bedspreads, extra large
size, Marseilles patterns, hemmed and
ready for nee. 1 1Q
special,, each. . -i . .F O
Women9 s Gowns
Friday Feature in Undermuslin
Annex Second Floor.
Women 's $L 75 Cambric
Fine Cambric Gowns, square yoke, with six
rows ot wide embroidery insertion be
tween clusters of fine tucks, embroidery
edging at yoke, around neck and sleeves.
Regular value $1.75 special,
Women's $1.25 Cambric
Gowns. 73 c
Women's Cambric Gowns, V-shaped neck
with rows of embroidery insertion be
tween clusters of tucks, embroidery edg
ing,at yoke, neck and sleeves. Regular
value $1.25 special, each 73
A Wonderful Sale of
Linen Shirtwaist Patterns
Linen Aisle First Floor.
Sufficient material to make a waist, with
embroidery trimming for collar and cuffs
Regular OOc value special, each- 40
Regular $1.00 value special, each.. 67
Regular $150 value special, each.. 98
Regular $2.00 value special, each..Jj5133
Regular $3.00 value special, each..$1.98
A Price Squeeze in Corsets
Second Floor West Annex.
WOMEN'S $2.50 GHtDLES 97c.
Women's Ribbon Girdles, in brocaded silk,
blue, pink or white, sizes 23 and 24 only.
Regular value $250 special,
the pair 97J
Big Value for Little
Second Floor West
Wash Dress.es 17c
Wash Dresses, Moth
er Hubbard styles,
made of pink, blue
and white gingham,
yoke with lace inser
tion, fan c y braid
trimming; ages 1 to 4
years. Regular value
30c special, J 7
Need at Special Sale
Sixth-Street Annex First Floor.
Men's $1.50 Golf Shirts
A line of men's new Spring Golf Shirts,
gray and blue in plaid and striped et
fects, attached and detached cuffs.
Regular value $150 special, each...89
Men's 75c Underwear 49c
Men's medium-weight ribbed Balbriggan
Underwear, in ecru, French neck Shirts.
Regular value 75c special, each...49
Men's 10c H'dkerchiefs 5c
A lot of men's plain white Cambric Hand
kerchiefs. Splendid value at 10c
special, each 5i
Pickups in Penny
A Rattling Bargain Fire From
the Small Wares Shops
12c Fancy Ruffled Silk Garter Elastic-
8c card best quality heavy nickel-plated
Safety Pins special 5
15c combination can best Sewing Machine
Oil special y?
25c fancy mounted Shell Back Combs
15c fancy crystal top Hatpins spec'1.10
25c bar white Castile, Soap special.. .15
15c can Perfumed Talcum Powder
19c bottle Rose Cucumber Jelly sp'1..12
Williams' 5c cake Quick and Easy Shaving
Soap special 3
12c imported Tooth Brushes special.. 7
Roll of 24 sheets White Waxed Paper, for
wrapping- lunches, etc. special 4
25c Crepe Paper Lunch Sets 1 doz. Nap
kins, 1 ddz. Doilies and Tablecloth to
match special 15
35c 1-1 b. packets fine Writing Paper, gray
and blue tints special -..5
20c box fine Note Paper, white linen cloth
finish special .12