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THE MOKNJJSG OREGONLAJS; WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 28, 1900.
Meier & Frank Co. Meier & Frank Co. Meier & Frank Co
Our store will be closed all day tomorrow
Only today left for Thanksgiving preparations- Bring' your list of need3 direct to
us. Twill save you time, annoyance and money. This short list may not fill
your wants, but you'll find them by coming, and all priced right.
. foundation of tho well-served
. . , . ,. it
And they're cheaper than any other
good linen in the market. We've a
splendid gathering of them from the
full table sets down to the smallest
Table Sets, Hemstitched
With cloth 2x2 yards, and Co, nn ci.
one dozen napkins to match vutuw ot i
With doth 2x2 yards $7.00 Set
Fringed Table Sets
With cloth. 2x3 yards, spe- Co Oft cpf
To Help Serve the Turkey
E&giisn senuporceiain, ana American
aaviliina china dinner sets in prodigal
Of two or three nieces, in moranted
eteel, from $L25 to 515.00 set.
Boasters, with covers, rrom 20c to $1.80
Baking pons, pie pans, cake pans, cook-
ing shells, etc., to meet every demand.
Last Day for Black Figured Silks and Satins at 79c Yd
For JL25 and JL00 yard qualities. Appropriate for many purposes. Widths, 19
to 24 inches.
TO ASK $4,
Canal and Locks Project for
Columbia at the Dalles.
URGED BY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
IiCTrinton Starts the Movement and
Idaho Delegation ivm Take Lead
In Pnalilne: for Appropriation.
E. H. Ubbey and John Adams, of
Lewiston, Idaho, met with the trustees
of the Portland Chamber of Commerce
yesterday afternoon to consider the mat
ter of opening tho Columbia River to free
navigation, Tho particular project to
engage attention was a canal at the dalles
of the river. It was resolved to ask Con
gress to change the plan of improvement
from a boat railway, for which an ap
propriation of $260,000 had already been
made, to a canal and locks, to cost about
$4,000,000. Inasmuch as the Idaho men
had started the movement at this time,
it was agreed that the Idaho delegation
should present the subject before Con
gress, and the members from Oregon
and Washington would be urged to sup
port it with all their power.
Mr. Ubbey is the agent of Charles Fran
cis Adams, of Boston, who has extensive
property interests in the Lewiston coun
try, and has taken an active part in va
rious development enterprises there. The
Government engineers asked Mr. Ubbey
for data as to the resources of the coun
try for use in their report upon the ad
visability of Improving the Columbia
Biven, and he set on foot a careful in
quiry, the result of which, he said, great
ly surprised him, though ho had been ob
serving the industries or the region for
10 years. Much of the information thus
Obtained appears in another column of
this paper, in the form of a circular soon
to be issued by the Lewlston Commercial
In summing up his conclusions for the
Chamber of Commerce trustees, Mr. Ub
bey said that five years ago the Lewlston
country produced only 200,000 bushels of
Wheat; ibis year the product was 3,700,000
bushels." Pivo thousand cars are now
required to market the grain where none
were reauired Ave years ago. In the
Inland Empire 40,000,000 bushels of wheat,
barley, oats and flax are produced, re
quiring 60,000 freight cars to transport It
to market. The Lowlston country sent
out this year 490 carloads of fruit, and
the Inland Empire sent forward 3000 car
loads. Seventeen hundred carloads of
wool and 4000 carloads of livestock also
were sent to market from that Interior
basin. The products of the Inland Empire,
Including the Big Bend country, this year
required no less than 80,000 freight cars
to transport them to market. The vol
ume is so great, and transportation facili
ties so inadequate, Mr. Ubbey said, that
next season's crops would, be harvested
before all of this year's products could
get out to market. The wheat traffic of
the Lewlston country, he said, had In
creased 1900 per cent in the past five
years. Though three steamers are plying
Industriously on the river between. Lewis
ton and Rlp&rla, they cannot clear the
"warehouses before the harvest of the' com
"It has been my business to travel over
the country a great deal and observe
closely Industrial conditions for many
years." said Mr. Libbey, "and I must
say that the Lewiston country is the rich
est part of the American continent. It
is also my conviction that the opening
of the Columbia River to free navigation
will result In the bulldlns of more rail
roads In that marvelousiy productive re
gion. It would result. in the immediate
construction of a road up the Snake to
Lewiston I am confident. The opening ot
the rlvor will bring five miles of railroad
where there is now but one."
An Informal discussion brought out the
fact that1 before the Government could
undertake any enterprise for the Improve
ment of the river at the dalles. It must
have absolute title to the right of way
necessary. There is a law that positively
forbids expenditure of money on such en
terprises before the Government shall have
all the ground necessary for carrying out
the project, How long a time would be
necessary for getting the right of way at
the dalles for the canal can only be
guessed at. The prevailing opinion was
that the $216,003 remaining unexpended of
the appropriation for the boat-railway
preparations, if it should be transferred
to and made immediately available for
the canal project, would be all that could
be used to advantage before another ses
Qf Woman,s Dress
Such as stylish neckwear, veiling,
SS5.SSy.caa bo Be,ected here '
FIne KId Dress Gloves
Some glace, some suede finish, at ?L50,
jiffl aliA j,
Leo ana z'w palr-
c.i . ta r-t-
Special at 98c I air
LadIes' K,d QIoves
SStSS&iSr' '"" "
rressy and warm, with glossy plumage.
Prices, $8.00 to s.oo each.
Nowhere can a modest price buy more
style and Quality than in our depart-
F"" DrCSS ShirtS
nnesmusun and linen bosom,
Best value and style combined, from
Mocha and glace kid, unlinedc- ca..
or Bilk-lined ? I .vflV pi
Ienfs gloves SI 81 nr
Glace kid dress gloves, full
pique, black, white and col-Co (( nr
ored p..w ti
sion of Congress. Mr. Ubbey, however.
thought that would be taking It altogether
too leisurely, and that greater progress
should be made than this contemplated.
Tho matter finally took form In two
resolutions. One was to urge Congress
to abandon the boat-railway project, and
transfer the unexpended balance of the
appropriation for that scheme over for
Immediate use In preparing for a canal.
The other was to urge Congress to adopt
the plan of canal and locks for the Im
provement at tho dalles, as recommended
by the Engineer Corps, and to aDDroDri-
ate therefor $4,000,000, or as much as might
be necessary to complete the Improve
ment, the work to be done on the contlnu
ous-contract plan. This would make It
unnecessary to get an appropriation In
every river and harbor bill. After the
first authorization of the entire enterprise,
the sundry civil bill would provide the
necessary money annually, and there
would bo no trouble about getting it and
keeping the work going all the time.
This would let the work go forward with
all possible speed.
There was some discussion as to the
proper means of getting the subject be-
rore Congress for action at this session.
This, it was concluded, should be left to
the members who should have It in
charge. Nobody doubted that the solid
delegations of Oregon, "Washington and
Idaho would favor the Improvement, but
it was deemed best that tho Idaho dele
gatlon should have the honor of taking
the lead, and that the others should sup
port it. It was agreed that notice of the
action of the Portland Chamber of Com
merce should be sent to commercial bodies
at Walla "Walla, Spokane and other points
in tho Interested territory, and the meet
ing adjourned with a vote of thanks for
Mr. Ubbey's Interest and efforts In the
HALF A CENTURY OLD.
Willamette Lodge of Masons Cele
brates Its Scml-Centcnnlal.
The 50th anniversary of the organi
zation of Willamette Lodge, No. 2, A.
F. & A, M., was celebrated by the mem
bers In "due and ancien.t form" last
evening at the lodgeroom In Masonic
Temple. The lodge was organized No
vember 27, 1S50. with 15 members, as fol
lows: James P. Long, Ralph Wilcox,
Thomas J. Hobbs, A. WllEon, William M.
King. Benjamin Stark. Jacob Goldsmith.
Nathan Crosby, J. H. Tryon, Dennis
Tryon, J. B. V. Butler, Robert Thomp
son, J. W. Wapmer, George H. Flanders
and Samuel W. Ball.
The lodge was originally chartered by
the grand lodge of California under the
name of Willamette Lodge, No. 11, but
when the grand lodge of Oregon was
founded. It was made No. 2, being1 the
second lodge organized In Oregon.
At the celebration last night J. W.
Cook, the oldest living past-master of
Willamette "So. 2. officiated as master of
the lodge, and delivered the introductory
address. A sketch of the history of the
lodge was presented by William Kapus,
and S. Pennoyer, one of the oldest mem
bers, furnished a chapter of reminiscences
of the lodge and members.
After the exercises at the lodgeroom
were over, the members adjourned to the
Portland Hotel, where they participated
In a banquet served In Manager Bowers'
best style. The literary exercises were
Grace Brother Jacob Bloch
"Masters, spread yourselves."
"Hast thou found honey? Bat so much as
Is sufficient for thee."
Toastmaster.TV. Brother D. Soils Cohen, P. M.
"Their Memory: The Founders of "Willam
"Through wisdom Is a bouse built and through
understanding Is It flrraly established."
Brother H. H. Northup
"The Grand Lodge of California"
"A mother Is a mother still the holiest thing
M. W. Brother Jacob Mayer, P. G. M.
"The Grand Lodge of Oregon".....
"Truly the light Is sweet, and a pleasant thing
it Is for the eye to behold the sun."
M. W. Brother H. B. Thlelsen, G. M.
"The City of Portland"
"Of cheerful yesterdays, and confident tomor
rows." W. Brother H. S. Rowe, P. M.
"The Passing Century"
"And generations pass as they have passed,
A troop of shadows moving with the run;
The world belongs to those who come the last."
W. Brother Charles H. Itodd, P. M.
"Well said that was laid on with a trowel."
....M. W. Brother P. S. Malcolm, P. G. M.
"First, last and all the time."
.....II. TV. Brother J. B. Cleland, P. G. M
"Our Departed Brethren"
"Loves and still loved not dead, but gone be
fore." When the head feels dull and heavy, the
skia appears sallow and greasy, and the
stomach refuses food, take Carter's Uttle
Uver Pills. Don't forgot this.
a . . . o
The restless life and vigor which has animated
this business for fifty years dominates this celebration.
Over 200 offerings to start with More added
yesterday Still more today. Jts an Instance:
9'lnch Brilliant Liberty Silk Crush yin r3i -v-!
Ribbon, value 95c yard, at VC 7arU
4'tnch Satin Taffeta Ribbon, value o o , -- .-$
65cyard,at OOC yarU
Fine Black Taffeta Silk, value 85c sflft
New Cushion Tops, former price o o "1
60ceach, now at OOC CttCH
The celebration of our FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
shall continue to grow In Importance and attractive
ness. Each day a gala day of many bargains.
Our stock is complete. We cannot emphasize too
much the fact that we are offering beyond question the
choicest variety of jewelry and silver shown in the North
west. Our customers are wise who call now and select
before the stock is broken. We keep the goods in our
safes until you call for them. It's to your interest to see
what we offer in
3 Diamonds, Watches
3 Rich Jewelry, Cut Glass
X Opera Glasses
H Toilet Ware
Very Reasonable Prices.
BOTH TEAMS IN READINESS FOB.
Organized Adtiercnti of Each. Side
Will Be Out In Foree to
Root and Cheer.
As the Thanksgiving football gamo be
tween the Multnomah and the University
of Oregon teams approaches, interest in
the event grows preceptibly In and out
side of athletic circles. Both sides have
organized a band of rooters under leaders
with leathery lungs and all the many
variations of noise called club-yells may
be expected from the respective corps.
If the day be bright or not rainy. It Is
expected that the feminine contingent of
ardent football enthusiasts will come
decked In resplendent club or college
The perplexing question now bothering
the cranks Is the final make up of the
teams. While the University eleven will
remain as It was when pitted against
Berkeley, the local organization will con
tain some new faces on the rush line and
the backs will be rearranged. There are
plenty of substitutes and any casualties
will be remedied In any department by
calling on the extra men. There are at
least two players for each position and
most of the men are equally familiar
with two or more positions.
The Multnomahs have during the past
few evenings practiced the latest and
up-to-date team work as employed by the
Eastern colleges and have notably ad
vanced In ability to put the ball Into
play with steam. The Interfering, too,
la more like one compact whole and gets
under way with a rapidity and solldness
that will require first-class opposition,
to break up.
The growing tendency to break away
from the solid or mass formations and
resort to more frequent punting and
round the end runs is something that
Immensely pleases the spectators. In the
free and open, plays the on-looker can see
what Is actually going on and takes a
far livelier Interest in the contest than
he would or does in the case of the line
smashing center plays. The apparent
brutality of the average football game
has always been charged against the
heavier line charges and with the lessen
ing of this style of play an increased in
terest in the game itself will be mani
fested, not to speak of fewer accidents
The Salem team will attend the game
In order to get a line on what to expect
from their future antagonists and to
study the vulnerable points In each team's
attack and defense. Salem Is evidently
earnest in its desire to make a strong
argument with the winning or losing
teams, and Intends to have a game at
all events with Multnomah to te3t the
question of superiority.
SUB-BOARDS OF TRADB.
Eleventh Ward Organized Last
Night More to Follovr.
The Board of Trade held a large and
enthusiastic meeUng last night at Ports
mouth, during which numerous stirring
speeches were made in the Interest of
the upbuilding of Portland, and advocat
ing that everything possible be done to
push along the Oriental fair to be held
In 1902. A permanent organization of a
sub-board for the Eleventh Ward was
formed, and the following ofilcers were
elected: William Bagley, president;
George Cone, vice-president; Thomas
Depuy, secretary, and F. G. Walker,
treasurer. Another meeting will be held
at the same place next Tuesday night
Friday night the Tenth Ward will be
organized at a meeting to be held at
Manley's Hall, Upper Alblna. All mem
bers of the Board of Trade residing in
that section are invited to attend, and
all business men and others interested
in the welfare of the city and in boom
ing the Oriental fair. There will be plen
ty of good addresses by good talkers, and
the meeting will be appreciated by those
who come. It Is intended by the pro
G. Heitkemper Co.
Jewelers and Silversmiths
286 Morrison St.
En graving Free.
moters to continue this sort of work un
til every ward In the city is thoroughly
And even Montavllla Is getting In line.
A meeting has been called for tomorrow
night at Odd Fellows' Hall to organize
a Sub-Board of Trade. Verily, the whole
town Is waking up.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Contract for Street Lighting Goes
Over Till January.
Details of the contract for street light
ing were taken up, yesterday, at a meet
ing of the Board of Public Works, and
tho matter was referred to the Street
Lighting Committee, who will consider it
with the General Electric Company. The
latter's bid Is now $53,000 per year, and
at the coming consultation such percent
age of the lights now In use will be taken
out as will reduce the price of them to
the actual Income of the city for lighting
purposes. It was stated that no contract
for street lighting would be entered Into,
probably, until the first of the year, to
conform to a technical rule laid down In
the charter. The Street-Lighting Com
mittee suggested several Improvements
in the terms proposed by the company.
The board was authorized to advertise
for bids for the following sewers: In
Burnslde street; In Kerby street, from
Knott to Russell; In East Alder street,
from East Thirty-second to East Thirty
fourth; In East Morrison street, from
East Thirty-fourth to 170 feet east; In
Tillamook street, from East Twenty
fourth to East Nineteenth; and on Han
cock street, from Twenty-first to Seven
teenth. Acceptances of improvements on East
Thirty-second street and on San Rafael
street, by Smith & Howard, were laid
over until- next meeting.
Fralney & Rellly were fined $50 for de
linquency. A discussion took place regarding the
Improvement on part of Stark street, be
tween Fourth and Fifth; but the work
was occepted, although some members of
the board expressed themselves as dissat
isfied with the material that had been
used. None of the property-owners Inter
ested appeared, however, to file any ob
jection, In response to an invitation to
that effect, and It was finally decided
that the work was satisfactory to those
who had to pay for It.
Bids received for Improvements on part
of First street, in Carruthers' Addition,
and also for sewers on East Seventh
street and on Union avenue, were re
ferred to the Clerk to report at another
"Brown's In Town."
Tho lively farce, "Brown's In Town,"
comes to the Marquam the last three
nights of the week, Including Thanksgiv
ang and Saturday matinees. The author
has done some clever work as a farceur
In this play, both In Ingenious arrange
ment and abundance of farcical incidents,
with catchy songs, bright music, and also
In the crisp and buoyant humor of the
dialogue. The story tells chfefly of the
troubles which surround a newly wedded
young couple who wish to keep their mar
riage a secret until they can devise some
good reason for breaking the news to the
groom's father, who strenuously objects
to his son's marrying until he reaches a
certain age. Numerous friends and rela
tives disturb the early connubial happi
ness of the young couple, who hide In a
near-by country place and assume the
name of Brown, and the plans and sub
terfuges necessary to get rid of them are
cleverly worked out. The farce Is played
throughout with invigorating briskness.
Bargain matinees Thursday and Satur
day. "My Friend From India.
The mere fact that H. A. Du Souchet's
effervescent comedy success, "My Friend
From India," is to be presented at Cor
dray's next week by the Myron B. Rico
comedy company is ample guarantee that
those Intending to see it will more than
be repaid for their Investment of time
and money. The company is headed by
Miss May Vokes. who will be seen in
her original i-haracter of Tilly, the eccen
tric German maid, which she has played
nearly 1000 nights. Others of this year's
Bargains of Interest, Not
Day Before Thanksgiving
There are always many wants to fulfill not only in the house duties,
but for the person. We can fill about all needs for womankind and a
goodly share of the house wants in a manner that will be sure to please
both in quality and price. The whole store is at your pleasure.
Men's and Boys'
Men's all-wool Oxford Over
coats, heavy weight, two
shades of gray, velvet collar,
perfectly tailored in every
respect. The regu
lar $10 kind,
Men's all-wool Blue Serge
Suits, fast color, hest Italian
lining, latest styles. A reg
ular $10 suit at Co -2 c
Men's extra fine and perfect-fitting
style. The regular $5 and
$5.50 values at $4 10
Boys' all-wool Kersey Ree
fers in dark blues and
crowns. Sizes 3
Boys' all-wool douhle
breasted two piece suits, in
Cassimeres, Tweeds and
Cheviots. Ages 8 .
to 16 years, $O.OD
Smoking Jackets and
Lounging Robes in exceed
ingly large variety. $4.75
New styles of Hosiery for
company are: Walter B. Colllgan, Lute
Vrohman, Sidney Lee, Lewis Peters. Mil
lard Simpson. William T. Gaunt, Frank
Hall, and Rose Tapley, West Temple,
Emma Chase and Harriet Colvllle. Man
ager Rico has added a number of vaude
ville features to this year's performance,
including all the Jate song successes, for
which a musical director Is especially
Return of Italian Band.
The Royal Marine Band of Italy, which
'created a furore here early this month,
has been secured by Manager Helllg for
a return jengagement of two days at the
Exposition building. Three concerts will
be given, namely, Sunday, December 2,
at 2:30 P. M.: Sunday evening, at 8:15,
and Monday, December 3, at 8:15. Pop
ular programmes will be rendered. Tho
band returns In Its entirety of 43 musi
cians, Including Mlnolotl, the great con
ductor; Glannlnl, the tenor, and Setaro,
"A Breezy Time" Coming.
At the Metropolitan next week, com
mencing Sunday, Fltz and Webster's "A
Breezy Time" Company will be the at
traction and can bo classed as one of the
most effective farce-comedies of the sea
son. The comedy Is diverting without
being Inane and has a light story which
makes a very strong vehicle for introduc
ing the various specialties of the cast,
each one of whom Is an artist In hl3
or her line.
Multnomah's Men Are Playingr Every
The large number of games to be played
at the handicap billiard tournament still
precludes anything In the nature of a
forecast as to the winners In the five
classes. Games are being played every
evening, and next week may see the end.
Grltzmacher and Leonard are showing
up well in the second class, Clark and
Peel are playing a steady game In the
third, Brigham Is favorite In the fourth,
and Muehe Is doing good work In tho
Fifteen games have been played the
last two evenings, with the following re
sults: Second class, 75 points Leonard beat
Streeter, 75 to 68; averages, 2.0S and L88.
Third class, 60 points Stout beat Cul
llson, 60 to 38, averages L54 and 0.97; Cul
llson beat Bross, 60 to 55, averages 1.50
and 1.37; Culllson beat Patterson, 60 to
57, averages 1.11 and LOS; Peel beat'Cul
llson, 60 to J3S, averages 2 and 1.3; Clark
beat Zeller, 60 to 59, averages 1.54 and
Fourth class, 50 points Brigham beat
Fechhelmer, 50 to 41, averages L72 and
1.46; Mallory beat Fechhelmer, 50 to 33,
.averages 1.43 and 0.94; Upson beat Walte,
50 to 27, averages 1.09 and 0.60.
Fifth class, 40 points Knight beat
Muehe, 40 to 36. averages 0.85 and 0.77.
Third class, 60 points Clark beat Peel,
GO to 45, average 1.82 and L4L .
Games are scheduled for every even
ing, and they must be played or. for
feited. AT THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN
Clever Drama Making: a Hit at the
"At the White Horse Tavern" again
played to a large and well pleased house
at the Marquam last night. The play is
an unusually pleasing one, and Is pre
sented by a company of great strength,
not a single detail of a finished perform
ance being overlooked. There has been
an unusually large advance sale for to
night, which is thoast night, and the
indications are that the house will again
Sadden Death of a Child.
The seven weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs.
C S. Ferris, Jiving at 142 Union avenue,
died very suddenly yesterday morning at
about 2 o'clock. Mrs. Ferris put the
child to bed in the crib near the bedside,
and It then seemed in good health. At
about 1:30 the baby was all right. How- j
THANKSGIVING DAY STORE CLOSED ALL DAY.
Contained in This Advertisement, Are to he Found Throughout
the Entire Store. '
Gloves in aU the new
shades for street wear.
Perrin's famous make for
which we are sole Portland
agents are guaranteed to
give entire satisfaction.
$1.50 to $2.50 pair.
In all the new meshes.
Very large variety to choose
from. Prices range from
Hot Water Bottles, fully
2-Quart size, 42 c.
3-Quart size, 49c.
25C Whisk Broom 18c
Made from extra quality
corn. The regular 25c value,
Alarm Clocks 67c
The new holiday stock of
Lamps is now ready. The
variety is the largest and
best we have ever shown to
you and aU are very reason
ably priced. (Basement.)
SS3-2S5 MORRISON STREET.
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Send for Catalogue
Headquarters for Genuine Alaska Sealskins
Our stock of Diamonds,
Jewelry and Christmas Nov
elties is now complete.
Store open evenings until
268 WASHINGTON ST.
Bet. Third and Fourth
ever, at about 2 o'clock Mrs. Ferris found
her child cold. A physician was called,
but tho child was dead. It Is thought he
died in a spasm.
On the O. H. & N. consists of three dally
trains In each direction, carrying through
cars between Portland and Chicago,
Omaha and Kansas City. All equipment
Is new, wide -vestibufed, gas lighted and
supplied with all modern conveniences.
Engines equipped with electric head
lights, and all modern improvements for
tho comfort and safety of passengers.
Ticket office, 80 Third street, corner Oak. j
Ifnported Spanish Olives,
16 oz. bottle 49c
Crosse & BlackweU's Im
ported Gherkins, bottle 35c
Gordon & Delworth's Plum
Pudding, 1 lb. and' 2 lb.
cans, 20c and 35c
Silver's Royal Roasters at
the following low prices:
8x12, 69c, 10x14, 89c
11x16, 79c, 12x17, $1.09
Celery Glasses, 9c and 15c.
Odd Turkey Platters, plain
white and decorated, 25c,
29c, 50c. -
Three piece Stag Carver,
Odd lot of $4.50 and $5
Carving Sets at $3.39.
Last day to take advantage
of our special offering in
Silk Petticoats. Single and
double plaited ruffle, fine
quality silk, aU the new
shades. Only a few left.
$12.50 and $14.00 .
values $7 4o
Cloalu and Salts
Today Ends Our
Great Sale on
35 Extra Fine Man-Tailored Suits made In the
latest style, of pebble cheviot, and the making has
been done by careful and efficient workmen. Wa
are showing these salts In the Jacket and also In
tight-fitting effect. Regular $17.50 and $20.00.
AN EXTRAORDINARY OFFER. TODAY ENDS
THE SALE, AT
Fashion says furs. Comfort demands furs
and you will satisfy both If you see our stack and
learn our prices.
Special: Examine out