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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, FRIDAY, MAECH 16, 1900.
Spring Wash Fabrics !
These are reception days In our wash goods section. Our showing
this season Is unusually elaborate. We've greater variety and more
beautiful and unique designs than ever bsfore. Tho earlier you come
the greater your pleasure and satisfaction. The cream of both for
eign and domestic manufactories awaits you.
Percales at 8c, 10c and 15c
Dotted Swiss Mulls and Ba
tistes at 12c and 15c yard.
Dimities at 8c, 10c, 124c to
Embroidered Batistes, 40c to
Scotch Ginghams, 25c to 40c
Imported Organdies, 25c to
Silk Organdies, 50c and 60c
Silk Mixtures, 50c to $1.25
THESE ARE BUT A FEW
Of our fanry colored wash stuffs and we've endless styles of dainty
white goods to claim your attention.
First Spring Shipment of Richardson's Linens
DR. DIEMEL'S LINEI MESH UNDERWEAR.
Is the best all-the-year-round underwear known.
LADIES' UNBLEACHED LINEN MESH COMBINATION SUITS
PRICE. 55.00 SUIT.
New Cutting Tables, with
folding legs and 35-inch
Folding Card Tables, at
tractive in appearance, as
In price; each
OLDS & KING
PUSHED INTO RIVER
Startling Story Developed Over
Finding of a Body.
SEVEN-YEAR-OLD LAD THE VICTIM
kittle Frltr Hepfur, Wlio Disappeared
TneMlny, Met "With a Violent
Death Conflicting Statements.
The body of little Fritz Hepfur was
found in the river, below the foot of Da
vis street, yesterday morning, and there
are strong suspicions that the child was
the victim of foul play. There are no
marks of violence on the body, to speak
of, but those conversant with the circum
stances think the boy was pushed, off the
dock by a playmate last Tuesday after
noon. Hugh Brady and Charles Delaney, long
shoremen, who were dragging the river
In search for it. found the body lying on
tho bank in about eight Inches of water,
the face and chest being dry. They were
assisted in their search by Otto Brown, a
13-year-old boy, living at 93 North Sec
ond street, who seemed to know Just
where to look. In fact, if it were not
for this boy's guidance, the remains might
not yet have been discovered, as the place
where the body was found is quite dark.
The child's mother and a woman friend.
Mrs. L. Olsen, 'were also assisting in tha
search, but were not apprised of the dis
covery at the time, as it was feared the
excitement would have been too much for
the mother, who was close to the water's
An inouest was begun yesterday after
noon to ascertain the cause of death, and
ftfartling evidence developing, the Jury
concluded to adjourn until this morning
at 10 o'clock. In order to give the coroner
time to procure more witnesses.
Young Brown, according to the testi
mony of Patrolman E. J. Wilkenson and
Mrs. Olsen, had told different stories about
the lad's disappearance. To one, he said
a man had told him he siw a big boy push
Fritz backward over the ertg; of the dock.
The man, he said, he did net know,
though ho gave a meager description of
his garb. To another he said a crazy
boy had enticed Fritz to the river and
had returned from the bank without him.
At the Inquest he testified that a large boy
going to Atkinson School told him he
saw a third boy push Frlz over. This
boy. Otto could not name, though he also
goes to the Atkinson School. He prom
ised to hunt him up today.
It was reported to the Coroner that
Otto had told others about having pushed
the lad into the river himself. These
are the persons particularly desired by
the Coroner, and If they exist" their evi
dence will be introduced tnis morning.
The "Brown boy.",, as the witnesses
called Otto yesterday. Is regarded as a
tough one by them, being quarrelsome,
profane and of a high temper. The two
boya had quarreled occasionally, but had
never come to blows.
Young Fritz was 7 years old, and a na
tive of Portland. HLs mother, Lydla
Ncckel, who resides at the Oregon House,
corner First and Davis streets. Is de
tracted over her bereavement.
against him, gave the fellow a push, which
sent him and his bicycle sorawllng The
lad picked himself and nls bicycle up, and
said he had a right on the sidewalk. "So
have I," replied the man; "and if any one
has .to get out of the way, you are the
one who should."
The -granting to bicyclists of the priv
ilege of riding on the sidewalks wiyiout
any restrictions whatever was an Ill
judged concession on the part of the Coun
cil, .for although bicyclists are numerous
and have their rights, pedestrians are
ten times more numerous, and they also
have rights which should have be?n con
sidered. Though spring has com, and
the streets free from mud, blcycllsu as
a class will continue to use the sidewalks
as long as the law allows them, to the
danger and disgust of thousands.
BULGER ELECTED CAPTAIN.
HOODLUMS ON WHEELS.
Sunday AVentlier Brine Out Much
Auditor Gambell yesterday received a
practical Illustration of the workings of
the ordinance granting Dlcyclists the priv
ilege of riding on the sidewalks. He had
gone away down Tenth street, to look
over the situation in regard to the pro
posed bridge between Marshall and North
rup streets, which is causing the Board
of Public Works a lot of trouble, and as
he was standing on the sidewalk talking
to another man he heard the clatter, clut
ter of a bicycle bell behind him. He In
voluntarily stepped to one side, to get out
of the way, but unfortunately stepped to
the wrong side, and was struck squarely
by a bicycle and thrown about 10 feet,
landing in a heap. Fortunately he w.is
not stunned nor seriously injured, al
though his wrist was sprained, Inls elbow
skinned and he was badly bruised and
shaken up. On regaining his feet he j-aw
the bicycle-rider scrambling out of the
gutter, evidently the worse of th encoun
ter, but before he could see who it was,
the scorcher had mounted his bicycle and
was getting out of sight as rapidly a3
possible. Mr. Gambell says there i3 nc
necessity for bicyclists riding on lis side
walk there, for the street is smooth and
While decent, sensible peopls In large
numbers ride daily on the sidewalks with
out running over anybody, thre are a lot
of half-grown lads, many of them messen
ger boys, who make themselves a terror
and nuisance to pedestrians. It is an
every-day occurrence to see fhoa hood
lums ride up behind women on Wr.shtnc
ton and other streets, and ring their bells
for the women to get out of their way. A
messenger boy was seen a. few days ago
to ride up purposely tjenlnl a girl who
was crossing Washington s-vo, and lean
forward and give a shrill wilstle close to
her ear, badly scaring Ii.t. while th"
hoodum rode off, please I with his imart
ness. Another of these young ruffians
only yesterday rode 3own Washington
street close to the curb, an i In passing a
Chinaman who was on the sidewalk seized
him by the queue and jerked him out Into
The hoodlums do not always escape o
easily, A few days ago one of them came
up behind a man who was on die iidc
walk and rang his bjh violently, and
whistled-shrilly to scare the "man and see
him jump. He turned sulden.y, and cs
tie hoodlum was on the pa.n of running
More Activity In the National Gnard.
at the Armory.
D. T. Bulger, recently elected First
Lieutenant of Company E, Third Regi
ment, Oregon National Guard, has been
chosen Captain of the same company, to
succeed Captain Mulr, transferred to Troop
B. Sumpter. To fill the position of First
Lieutenant, Leo A. Harms, formerly a
Corporal in Company G. Second Oregon
Volunteers, has been selected by Company
E, which gives It now a full complement
of officers, Lieutenant Emile Strupler be
ing the third commissioned officer, elected
two weeks ago.
Captain Bulger has been a member of
E Company ever since Its organization,
and is an old member of the Guard. He
has risen from tho ranks to his present
position, and therefore Is In close touch
with his men. During much of the time
for the past year, he has practically com
manded the company, as the position of
First Lieutenant was vacant, and Cap
tain Muir was absent from the city on
business for several months. The new
Captain, therefore, formally assumes du
ties he has been discharging to the satis
faction of his men and superiors. Lieu
tenant Harms Is also an old member of
the Guard, as well as one of the volun-
f fl B? f s' ? S7
5000 YARDS NEW
New blue, navy blue, royal blue, car
dinal, lilac, pink. In clean-cut snappy
In clear colorings and neat designs.
The finest Shirt Waist fabric made.
38c & 65c yd
Three hundred sold already of
"To Have and To Hold"
By Mary Johnston.
Publisher's price, $1.50 C"l "I C
Our price 4) I 13
Have you ever made a comparison?
Go around to the other stores first
you will appreciate better our variety
and style in Foulards. We are head
quarters for the choicest Foulard silks.
The New Tailor-made
Suits and Jackets
Are now on display
Swell Shirt Waist Sets, Just received
In sterling, rose gold.. enameled and
stone set. Entirely new.
New Cuff Links, in pearl, sterling,
enameled and gold.
New Brooch Pins.
New Stick Pins.
New Hat Pins.
New Nethersole Bracelets.
New Lorgnette Chains.
New Horseshoe Pins.
And a great assortment of Pulley
Belt Rings and Sterling Novelties.
Today we show our com
plete stock -of fine Mexi
can Sombreros" for chil
dren in over a. dozen dif
ferent styles. 'Price, 72c
MISS PAULINE KEPPLER
Will demonstrate to you how, when
and what to wear In the Corset line.
Information Is absolutely free. It Is a
rare treat to women who are particu
lar about their corsets to meet this
WANTED 4 Experienced Saleswomen for Cloakroom.
In black and navy rerge and In brown,
tan and gray homespun.
All made in the latest style, with box
pleat backs and full, perfect-hanging
skirts. Exceptionally good values.
See display In FIfth-Strett window
Willamette Iron & Steel Works
JAMES LOTAN, Manaaer, PORTLAND, OREGON
IRONFOUNDERS, MACHINISTS, BOILERMAKERS AND
Designers and builders of Marine Engines and Boilers, Mining and
Dredging Machinery and General Mill and Iron Work, Firs Hydrants,
Pulleys, Shafting, etc Correspondence solicited.
teers, and wears a badge of distinction
won on the First Regiment rifle range.
With three such officers as Captain Bul
ger, Lieutenants Harms and Strupler,
Company E has every assurance of main
taining a high standard for drilling and
Several noncommissioned officers have
been appointed during the week In the
various companies of the First Battalion,
particularly In Company E. Promotions
of officers, changes and recruiting have
made It necessary to add stripes to many
good soldiers, and the examining board
Is kept busy for the time passing on their
qualifications. Recruiting is going on at a
fast rate, as many as six to eight names'
being submitted each battalion headquar
ters night. The remainder of the month
promises to be very busy for Major Jubftz
and Adjutant Mears. Besides -at least one
battalion drill, there will likely be the
big military funeral of the Second Oregon
dead, expected soon, and several other
matters demanding the attention of the
battalion. Practice on the rifle range Is
creatingconslderable Interest yet. and each
night for practice of one of the com
panies the battery or Naval Battalion
finds eager soldiers striving to destroy
the elusive bullseye. There Is growing life
around the Armory, larger numbers be
ing found there every evening, and more
interest being manifested by the public In
drills and practice. As soon as the two
prospective companies are completed, regi
mental organization will be taken up, and
the Armory will become an object of great
If Baby Ir Cnttlnp Teetfe,
Be sure and usa tint old and well-tried remedr.
Mrt. TVlna!owa Soothlns , Syrup, for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the suras.
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
The latest novelties Bhownvin our Cloak"
French Flannel and
And the latest Parisian, novelties In silk
Several new lines of
Skirts and Jackets
THIS PLEASANT WEATHER
SHOULD TEMPT EVEN THE
It certainly does those who have
To ride in. They are the best made, the
safest, the easiest running. We have
them, in over 60 different styles.
Decorated Glass Syrup Pitch- lor
ers, assorted colors; each... i
Twisted Wire Forks; Ac
3-quart Scotch Granite Sauco Ofi
Pans; each ut
Wash-room Mirrors, 7x12 In.; icr
oiu-h I Oi.
"In the Spring a young man's fancy
Lightly turns to thoughts of ' " c
Those who heed our hints are helped
We have just received a new line .of the
very latest effects in
Men's Silk Ties
Exclusive patterns In all shapes.
In our Hat Department we are. corf
showing a new line of
In all the popular Spring colors.
At $2 each
New Crush Hats In the latest shades at
$1 and $1.50 each
Latest shapes and colors In the cele
brated Stetson Hats and the newest blocks
The Banta Hat
A stiff hat that equals any 55 hat la
the market, and that we sell at $4.
New and stylish lines of Golf and Nejr
llgee Shirts at
$1 and $1.50 each
Our $12.50 Suits
For men, are the best clothing values
in the city.
See display In Morrlson-St. window
MEIER St FRHNK CO
Women's Vici Kid Lace, Bos
ton toe, black or tan, medium
sole, AA to fr,
:? f Postage 20 Cents.
1$M . . - WHEN YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD, IT'S SO
0 YOU EVER GO FISHIN' ?
'HE cork on a fishing line does a heap of bobbin' around, but it's the hook that does thebusiness.-
Just so with advertising, it attracts your attention. It's like the dancing cork, but values the actual
worth of the goods offered must be "as advertised." The cork mav do a "heap of bobbin'." 'It's
energy uselessly expended, however, if merit be lacking or promises unfulfilled. Did you ever know us
to make a promise- we Gouldn't .substantiate,
things before you buy your
A little thought about these
v 111 ' If
Is the Time
To have your suit
made to order
If you arc one of our
regular customers we ask
you to place your order
early, and give our tailors
plenty of time. If you are
not our customer we would
be pleased to have you
examine our goods, prices
We have just placed on
sale our splendid line of
a? $5.00 up
SALEM WOOLEN MILL
J. L. BOWMAN, Manager
85 THIRD STREET PORTLAND, OREGON
May save you several dollars and lots of satisfaction. The advantage you
have in buying clothing here is that you can do so without a risk, because there
are no "cheap" or "trashy" grades here we don't buy them we don't have
them for sale. It's easy" buying where you know you get only the best to be
had. If it's a suit at
'it matters not 'the price, you may depend upon its being the best for the
money. We received another shipment yesterday of fashionable novelties
in Men's Spring Suits; some very swell things in OXFORDS, HOMESPUNS, IMPORTED TWEEDS and FANCY
CHEVIOTS. The chief characteristic about these garments is their exclusivcness and strongly tailored-to-order
features. The "Poole" Cut Sack Coat for 1900 is among the lot and is certainly a swell garment.
"Quality " style and economy arc strongly combined throughout this immense spring showing.
- P 9
BEN SELLING, Manager
....Popular Price Clothiers....
CORNER THIRD AND OAK STREETS
NOW IS THE TIME TO
EDUCATE YOURSELVES ABOUT STYLES
If you wish to learn what is
stylish, come and examine
We have just received an
importation of the latest in
We carry the only man
tailored, perfect fitting Cotton
Shirt Waists in the city.
SPECIAL SKIiB Op FS
THE SILVERFIELD FUR MANUFACTURING CO.
XEADIXG FURRIERS OP THE WEST.
283-285 Morrison Street, Portland, Oregon
HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR RAW FURS
"CLEANLINESS IS NAE PRIDE, DIRT'S NAE
HONESTY.' COMMON SENSE
DICTATES THE USE OF