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THE MOBNING OREGONIAN, SATUBDY, DECEMBER 8, 1900.
Meier & Frank Co. Meier & Frank Co. Meier & Frank Co.
Umbrellas for Holiday Gifts A Very Extensive Stock to Select From.
The Handsomest Array of Solid Silver and Cut Glass in Portland. (Basement)
Olds & King
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TODAY'S SPECIAL BARGAINS
Afford broad range for economical Christmas buying. You
all know the value of early shopping. Take advantage of
every pleasant day. ,
STORE CLOSES AT 6 P. M. AS USUAL
Choice 35c grade O 4
Today only at --
All fine linen cambric, hem
stitched, 1-4 inch hems.
Richardson's famous make.
Economical, and always ac
ceptable holiday gift
Double faced; attractive
rich colorings; size 30x60
inches. Fourth floor.
With Patent Folding Stands
Much under price.
CI 9C For 18-inch black iron
j 1 L J stand, with 8 - Inch
ei 4Q For stand and 9-inch
CI Eft For 18 -inch oxidized
I J J stand with 8 - inch
CI 70 For same stand with
vl.iJ 10-inch jardiniere.
C? M For 24-inch black, iron
JCW stand witn 10 -inch
Flannelette Knee Skirts, Ladies and Misses' Sizes
Of tasty light striped 23rj0ffinerflanne,ette' witn lSr
flannelette, today only--JL I Spanish flounce, today
THIS BARGAIN GROUP SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED
Extra chance for
Ladies' Street Shoes
At $1.98 pair
Seven late styles
Worth to $3.00 a pair.
Materials vici kid or box
calf, with mannish welt,
heavy soles and newest toes.
Thoroughly worthy in every
At $5.56 each
Regular $12.50 values, in
smartest Autfumn styles, with
tucks, hemstitchings, silk
gimp or lace insertion trim
mings. A wide range of colorings.
For Latest Novelty
Colored Silks at 98c yard
Worth $1.25 yard.
For New, Colored
Dress Goods at 84c yard
Diagonals and cheviots,
For Ladies' Tailor -Made Suits
At $14.98 each
Latest shapes; black and
colors. Regular prices reach
For Ladies' Linen
Handkerchiefs at 2 for 25c
Richardson's linen cambric,
or sheer linen lawn, hem
stitched. Best 17c and 20c
IN THE HANDS OF RECEIVERS
"Wolff & Znrlcker Iron "Worlca Tem
porarily Emb arras led.
An attachment suit for $60,000 duo for
pipe material was brought against the
"Wolff & Zwlcker Iron Works, in the
United States Court, yesterday morning,
by Josoph T. Ryerson & Son, of Chicago,
and two mortgages against the concern
were flled one for 552,000, In favor of
Henry "Welnhard, and one for $135,000 In
favor of "Wells, Fargo & Co. At the same
time a suit In equity was brought for the
appointment of a receiver, and Judge Bel
linger placed C J. Reed and F. "Wolff,
president of the firm. In charge of the
business. It Is believed that the embar
rassment will be only temporary, as the
plant Is valued at $275,000, and there are
outstanding accounts to the amount of
$175,000 due the concern, so that even a
forced sale, which is not contemplated,
would more than pay off all the Indebted
ness. The primary cause of the present trou
ble is a loss of about $125,000 sustained by
the firm in the construction of the two
torpedo-boats Davis and Fox. and the
lightships 67 and 70, for which the firm
contracted In an effort to make Portland
a shipbuilding center. Although all these
boats were entirely successful and satis
factory to the Government, they proved
far from profitable for their builders, and
paying off the Indebtedness contracted
while building them has led to the pres
ent inability to meet the bill of Ryerson
The major portion of the $60,000 Is for
material furnished for the Butte pipe line,
which the firm is now building under con
tract. There are also a number of small
accounts against the concern, which,
however, do not amount to a great deal
In the aggregate. The firm is now carry
ing on its books large amounts in con
tracts, and has made extensive improve
ments to Its plant in the last three years,
putting In mmachlnery. consisting chiefly
of special ship-building tools to the
amount of $50,000. It Is in better condi
tion than it was a few months ago, and
it is expected that In a short time It will
be taken from the hands of the receivers
and continue to Increase Its business,
which has been growing rapidly of late,
in spite of the heavy losses sustained on
Government contracts. Meanwhile, the
receivers will conduct the business as
heretofore, and they have been assured
every assistance on the part of the three
principal creditors. John Hanford, finan
cial agent of Ryerson & Son, who is rep
resenting them In the suit, said that It
was not the Intention of his company to
break up the business, as the dismember
ment of the plant would be less to thel
Interest than assisting in building It up.
He savs plenty of time will be given for
the payment of the claim, and that every
thing In his power will be done to assist
the conrern to get on Its feet again.
F. L. Zimmerman, secretary of the iron
works. In speaking of the matter yester
"The company takes no exceptions
whatever to the action of Ryerson & Son,
Mr "Welnhard or the "Wells. Fargo &. Co.
Bank. They have at all times shown a
friendly spirit, and extended every favor,
making every effort possible toward help
ing the firm along for some time past.
This course has been greatly appreciated
"It has not been decided definitely what
course is to be pursued In getting the
accounts together, but we fully expect
that, with aivextenslon of time, all claims
will be paid after the completion of ex
isting contracts, and after we realize on
All of the creditors who were seen yes
terday seemed inclined to do everything
possible to relieve the firm from Its em
barrassment, expressing the belief that
the interests of the city demand that the
business continue. The firm has, for a
number of years, kept up a struggle to
establish ship-building on a firm footing
in Portland, and. while building Govern
ment vessels, has distributed as much as
$25,000 monthly among Its employes, all
cf whom, of course, reside and trade In
rorfland. The torpedo-boats Davis and
For wore, without exception, the finest
boats of their class ever built, and made
the name of Portland known all over
i the country. The Goldsborough, a 80-
Knot torpeao-boat. although she has met
with several minor accidents during
builders trials, is expected to do as well
as her smaller predecessors. A number
of other boats and ships have been built
on the ways of the firm, which have sel
dom been vacant in the past three years.
A meeting of the creditors will be held
in a few days, and It is expected that at
that time some plan will be adopted to
help the firm out of Its difficulty.
IN THE SEVERAL COURTS.
Third Trial of Fay Severe for Mur
der Results as Did the Others.
The jury In tho Fay Severe third mur
der trial were once more unable to agree,
and were discharged last night. It is
understood that they were nine for ac
quittal and three for conviction.
Charles "W. Houston, of Peoria, Linn
County, yesterday flled a petition In
bankruptcy in the United States Court.
His liabilities amount to some $1600, and
his assets to $237.
In the case of the Eagle Bicycle Com
pany vs. Mitchell. Lewis & Staver, in the
United States Court, Judge Bellinger
made an order allowing the complainant
to attach an affidavit to the bill -of com
plaint. F. W. Brown was acquitted yesterday In
Judge Frazer's Court of a charge of high
way robbery, of which M. O. Boyle was
the victim. The case went to the jury
before noon, and the verdict was reached
after a few minutes' deliberation.
Judge Bellinger, In the United States
Circuit Court, yesterday sentenced Stahl
naker, of Canby, convicted of opening and
destroying a letter belonging to his wife,
to pay a fine of $50. Stahlnaker paid his
wife $150 toward the support of herselt
and children, which probably had some
thing to do with his getting oft with such
a light fine.
Judge Frazer dismissed the charges
against James Burns and Harry Hayes,
who were charged with being accom
plices of Timothy Fagan and Harry Ar
nold In breaking Into a Southern Pacific
freight car. The latter were acquitted in
a Jury trial, which is the reason for the
dismissal, as the evidence was the same
In both cases.
A PRACTICABLE SCHEME.
Mr. Held Thinks Donbtlnjc Thomases
Should Tiovr Be Convinced.
PORTLAND, Dec ".To the Editor.)
It is with pleasure I notice your article
in this morning's Oregonian siying the
Scientific American recites that the plan
I advocated for carrying coal In barges
from Nehalem Bay to Portland was so
eminently successful in Boston that 93
per cent per yeir of all the coal con
sumed in that city for 10 years past has
j been carried thereto in seacoast barges
witn tugooat. aureiy mis xacx win ai
last satisfy the doubting Thomases of
Portland how practicable and economical
was the plan I suggested In that respect
by sea and river combined.
If Portland is In earnest to have coal
of the very finest quality produced on
the Pacific Slope carried to her doors
cheaper than from Seattle, all that is
necessary is to send coal experts to Ne
halem Bay to examine the measures and
question of water transportation to Port
land. Pardon me saying I note what I sup
pose must be an error In your ar
ticle of today. Tou therein say 150 tons
of coal in rough weather. It ought to be
750 tons in rough, and S00 or more tons
In smooth weather, on barges drawing
9 to SM feet, between Nehalem Bay and
Portland, via the Columbia River and
Astoria. "WILLIAM REDD.
For Saturday Shoppers are always most plentiful
in this busy store. Below are a few of the many
The Boys Will East Green Apples.
Mother ives Perry Davis' Pain-Klller.
Hood's Sarsaparllla has proved a sure
cure for rheumatism. Be sure to get
for quick choosing in
7 and 9-inch round Battenberg
doilies, special, -.
9 and 12-inch round and square
Battenberg doilies, Ef
each, special D UC
9, 12 and 14-inch Battenberg
doilies, special, -
For men and' ladies
Black, blue, red, green, brown,
silk umbrellas, with princess,
dresden, pearl, imported wood
and horn tian- Q , -dies,
Regular price, $3.50 and $4.00.
made of heavy
A handsome calendar showing
views of Mount Hood and Port
land. One dollar and
twenty 'five cents. The
prettiest calendar ever offered
WOO board games, large size,
regular price 25c, -
500 child's toy wringers, regu
lar price $1.00, f &
WO children's ice-cream freez
ers, useful as well as
a toy, special vOC
kerchiefs Jilso Brussels and Venice
point lace handkerchiefs
Less than regular prices.
Children's all-linen hemstitched
handkerchiefs, in pretty boxes,
per box 29c, 39c, 49c
Children's printed-border hand
kerchiefs, per box J 9c
Ladies' handkerchiefs in unique
boxes 50c, 79c, 98
Ladies' finer-quality handker
chiefs, in pretty boxes, $1.25,
$1.50, $2 to $15 box.
Pure linen unlaundered hem
stitched hand-embroidered in
itial handkerchiefs, 3 for 50c
Pure linen hemstitched launder
ed hand -embroidered initial
handkerchiefs, each 25c and
Pure linen hemstitched unlaun
dered, 3 for 50c.
Pure linen hemstitched, 25c to
Seal and alligator leather com
bination pocket books, plain
or mounted with
sterling silver ?,5C
Grain leather music .
rolls, brown or black ,5C
Genuine leather collar artd cuff
boxes, lined with ,
Pictures, special ..VVC
See the beautiful display of dolls
at Third-street entrance. Dolls
at special low prices.
WANT TO BE CLASSIFIED.
Postofilcc Clerk Hope for Congres
sional Action This "Winter.
Postofllce clerks throughout the coun
try are in hope that they -will 'succeed
In having a law passed by Congress this
Winter classifying them as letter car
riers, as postal clerks have been classi
fied for some time. They say that as the
law stands now they have almost no legal
status. The Postmaster receives a spe
cific sum each year with which to -meet
the expense of his office. He apportions
this money as he sees fit. Under the ex
isting conditions length of service and
merit do not necessarily weigh In a post
office clerk's favor, but a comparatively
new man. If he has sufficient pull, may be
advanced over a veteran In the service
whose competence Is unquestioned. .
A man begins work at ?500 a year as an
auxiliary clerk, and no law says when
ho shall receive an Increase. He must,
however, be promoted to JG00 a year when
he is advanced to a regular clerkship,
and after that again the law Is silent
regarding further promotion, and It may
be years before he is recognized.
The Question of classifying the postal
clerks was taken up about 10 years ago,
and the struggle has been kept up from
time to time ever since, and a bill which
failed some time ago is to he introduced
at the present session of Congress. This
bill applies to all the clerks in the flrst
and second-class offices in the country,
but does not affect auditors, division
superintendents, cashiers and assistant
cashiers. The clause relating to the sal
aries of clerks provides that a clerk
shall receive 5500 the first year, $700 the
second year, and so on with an increase
of $100 per year until he shall receive 11200
There is a second salary class called
the 51S0O and the J1400 class. Candidates
for positions paying either of these sums
must pass an examination or be eligible
under conditions to be prescribed by the
The passage of this act would be merely
giving to the postal clerks the same pro
tection and assurance of increased sal
ary now enjoyed by the letter carriers
and railway mail cierxs. j.b iouuai
organizations of railway mail clerks, post
office clerks and carriers have appointed
committees to work together in securing
legislation for the relief of employes of
all branches of the mall service.
THROUGH TO CHICAGO WITH
The Chicago-Portland special runs
through to Chicago without change in 70
hours. Palace and ordinary sleepers, dining-cars
(meals a la carte), chair cars
and buffet library cars on all trains.
Choice of many different routes to all
Eastern points via the O. K. & N.
The favorite for restoring life ana color to
the balr Is Parker's Hair Balsaau
Grove's Ointment makes & healthy skin, 50c.
MANY CLAMS DESTROYED.
"Why the Itnzor Bivalves Are Scarce
Alone the Coast.
For some time there has been a great
scarcity of razor clams in this market,
and about the only kind of clams procur
able were the hardshell or little neck
clams from Puget Sound. A few ship
ments of the New York clams were re
ceived a short time ago from Yaquina
and more were ordered, but for some rea
son no more came. George Elffler, who
lives near Clatsop beach, and has for a
number of years shipped razor clams to
this market, was In the city yesterday.
He says there has been so much con
tinuous stormy weather of late along the
coast that It has been practically im
possible to get any clams to send to
market from any part of the coast, and
as for Clatsop beach he thinks the sup
ply there has been about exhausted. So
many people resort to the beach all
Summer long that scarcely a clam es
capes them and on two occasions there
has been a great destruction of the
On, one occasion some time ago he
saw a perfect wlnrow of little razor
clams along the Clatsop beach. There
were not only millions of them but lit
erally billions of them, and he could
shovel them up by the bushel. They
were from three-quarters of an Inch to
an Inch and a half In length and were
piled along the beach for miles and the
gulls and other birds were feeding on
them. "What convulsion of nature had
thrown these young clams out to perish
he has no Idea, but if half of them had
lived to grow to their full size, the whole
beach would have been full of them.
Since the storm is over a few boxes of
razor clams are coming to market, but
although all the bays along the coast
are well stocked with the New York
clams, no one seems to have energy
enough to dig them and send them to
"Shenandoah" at the Marqoam.
"Shenandoah," Bronjon Howard's fa
mous war drama, came again to the Mar-
quam Theater last nlgnt and thrilled a
wellfilled house. It Is the same "Shen
andoah" made familiar by frequent vis
itsthe same graphic pictures of war and
its glories, rushing cavalry, fighting sol
diery, and the same succession of epi
sodes and incidents that go to make up
a complete story of real human interest.
The great battle scene at the climax of
the third act was exceptionally well done.
There was a host of soldiers on the stage,
and they were admirably disciplined and
arranged so as to portray most effective
ly the fierce conflict at Cedar Creek, with
the Union repulse turned at last Into a
rushing triumph by the arrival of Gen
eral Sheridan. The stage settings, too.
I were very good. From the spectacular
standpoint, nothing was wanting, and the
Santa Claus is ready to greet you on the third floor with the grand
est array of merry-making toys Portland has ever known. A world of
holiday gifts up there. Bring the children today and spend an hour look
ing over the many things you'll enjoy it all. We begin to realize that
there are but two short weeks for all preparations. The store is taking on
the busy bustle of holiday activity. AH the standard toys in endless
variety hundreds and thousands of them many new ones that you have
never seen many of the old favorites in new guise.
Today's Bargain News
Little Gent's Shoes, in sizes
11 to 2, nest satin d-g -j-j
calf. Big value at $100
Hisses' Shoes, lace or but
ton, sizes 11 to 2, kid or
grain. Big value
Crosse & Blackwell's Lucca
Oil, 65c bottle.
Shrimps, large size, 18c box.
Hickmot's Asparagus, large
size, 21c package.
Eagle Brand Condensed
Milk. 15c can.
Hunt Hayward's Tomatoes,
3-lb. can, solid pack, lie.
$6 Lamps $4.98
Special lot of handsomely
decorated Lamps, base and
globe to match, variety of
styles, brass trimmings. Reg
ular $6 values at $4.98.
Three exceptional values to
interest Saturday shoppers.
hand carved Cinch a j r
Music Rolls, in a j lin
variety of leathers, t0 C
Line of Morocco, Seal and
Alligator Chatelaine A rr
Bags, big value ttO C
Perfumes, all odors, 1 oz.
bottles, glass stoppers, hand
somely boxed, per Qr
High - grade linen note
paper, put up in neat box, 1
quire paper, envelopes to
match, new tints,
Whisk Brooms, sterling sil
ver handles, best
Six Bargains in
For today, six special bar
gains in Toy Land, sort of an
inducement to have you visit
ourSanta Claus headquarters.
plH Kid doll, 12 in.
lUlllong, jointed hip
and knee, shoes and
stockings, closing eyes,
hair, covered bust . . OOC t
Parlor table cro- -3
quet, 6 ball. Special, 3UC
Easel and blackboard, easel
29 in. high, board lSx -19
Christmas tree fence, can
be set up inshape with- -g o
out use of nails IOC
Miniature Medal- -g j
lions, large variety ... IOC
Children's ice cream freezers,
Children's wringers, all prac
tical. Lowest prices.
Men's Clothing Bargains
$15 Suits $11.98
eds, well tail
or ed,neat dark
gle or double
the best Fall
styles and reg
ular $15 val
ues. For one
$32.50 SUIT5 $18.85
ro I IV 1
ed suits in
the gray ef
gle or dou
ues for one week, $18.85.
Boys' Suits $2:98
Boys' all-wool 2-piece suits,
cassimeres in neat patterns,
ages 8 to 15 years, the reg
ular $3.50 values at $2.98.
Present given -with all boys' suits
stem-Yrtndlng and stem-setting -watch,
rifles, sleds, books, games, etc.
Just Received a new line
of Raglan Coats for young
men, sizes 32 to 36. $15 and
Men's Raglan Rain Coats,
$17.50. $20, $24.50.
Men's Hats, Fedoras and
Derbys, latest styles at the
MP.IP1? & PPANK Ci
patriotic enthusiasm of the audience--was
given frequent opportunity to burst
The company is a large one, and is ade
quate. It has no stars; hut each player
conscientiously does his or her part to
make up a complete whole. Sergeant
Barkett was just as amusing as ever,
and the various Generals and other offi
cers looked well ana acted -well. The
women -were all well dressed and other
wise satisfactory. The entire production ,
Is In no sense disappointing, and Is worth
seeing again, even if one has seen "Shen- J
andoah" once, which most people have.
The company gives Its final perform
ance tonight. There is a matinee this
Mr. C A. Whale extends elsewhere an
Invitation to the general public to attend
the muslcale given this evening In hi3
piano- parlors, 123 Sixth street. On thi3
occasion Miss liucelle D'Albertl, the cel
ebrated soprano, will make her first ap
pearance in Portland. Among other selec
tions. Miss D'Albertl will sing Verdi's
masterpiece, "Ernanl," in "Volami," and
the "Estasy" concert waltz song, by Ar-dltti.
A right step in the inarch of prog
ress and YTorthy of yonr considera
tion.. The spices usually sold con
tain from. 20 to GO per cent of adul
terants an insnlt to yonr understanding-.
If yonr grocer does not
keep Hislop's, call, write or phone
63 FRONT STREET.
G. P. Rummelin & Sons
126 SECOND ST., Near Washington
Alaska Sealskins Our Specialty
Children's Furs, Fur Jackets, Capes, Collarettes,
Boas, Etc., Fine Robes and Rugs.
OREGON PHONE MATS 401.
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