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THE MOENING OEEGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1900.
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LEATHER GOODS, PURSES, TRAVELING SETS, TOILET SETS, etcLarge variety, low prices.
A "Chafing Dish" makes a good Xmas gift we have a large variety. (BASEMENT)
Olds & King
THESE ARE IDEAL DAYS FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
BE SURE YOU IMPROVE EVERY ONE
New Christmas -Novelties
Today in Perfumeries
Added to our complete line
ofy high-class perfumes are
many attractive low-priced
novelties for children. Per
fumeries in fancy woven
boxes, baskets, cases, etc.
Classical studies, with fancy
shaped Dutch gold frames.
Priced Very Reasonable.
Serviceable and pretty. Pin
Trays, Ash Trays, Match
Boxes, Letter Files, Smoking
Sets, Paper Holders, Card
Receivers, Stationery Boxes,
Handkerchief, Glove, Ribbon,
and Necktie Boxes, Pen and
Pencil Boxes, etc.
Our Novelty Gifts for
Men Are Prominent
Novel and useful articles in
Bronze, Ebony, Onyx, etc.,
direct from best German art
rooms. Smoking SetsCigar
Cutters, Holders, Ash Trays,
Whist Sets, etc.
Bronze figures on Ebony or
Onyx Bases, from 75c to
TO OUR COLLECTION OF CHRISTMAS CARDS AND CAL
ENDARS, A CHOICE LOT OF BOOKLETS JUST ADDED
SHOT BY A THUG
Engineer Waylaid on His
HIS WOUND HAY PROVE FATAL
Uad His Month's Wngej WIth. Him
ond Fcush.t for It Until tie
IIIeuTrainnn Fired Into
A. highwayman held up larkin C Fart
her, last night, as the latter -nras about to
enter Ills home at Klnsel Park, Monta
villa, and in the fight that ensued, Fortner
was shot In the left breast; and the rob
ber -was cut in the face by blows Irom
Fortners dlnncr-palL No money was se
cured. Fortner Is an engineer in the employ of
the City & Suburban Railway. Yester
day xras pay day, a fact of which the
robber may have been cognizant, and
about S:20 o'clock Fortner had nearly
reached home, but just a few yards from
Ills residence the robber suddenly sprang
at him, in the darkness, leveled his re
volver, and said: "Hold up your hands.'
"I won't," replied Fortner, desperately,
resolved to fight for the wages he had
earned, and seizing his empty dinner-pail,
he dealt the robber several smashing
blows In the face. For a moment the rob
ber appeared to be dazed by the sudden
ness of the attack, though he had his
revolver ready, but he recovered and fired.
The bullet went in a slanting direction,
end struck Fortner in the left breast. Just
above the heart.
The report of the shot brought the
rounded man's family and neighbors, and
In the darkness the robber escaped, Fort
ner -was assisted into his house, where it
was found ho was bleeding severely, and
that "the bullet had traveled to his right
Bide. Remedies that were at hand "were
rapidly applied to save the man's life,
and the police were notified by telephone.
Dr. William F. Hubbard was sent for,
and he succeeded in extracting the bul
let, but the patient vras very weak from
the shock and loss of blood.
Policeman Shane arrived from head
quarters, and learned that the robber was
a young man, not over 80 years old. Late
last night Fortner was In a critical con
dition, but hopes are entertained that he
Herrmann Mystifies and Delights a.
Herrmann, the magician, entertained a
large and well-please daudience at the
Marquam Theater last night. As a pleas
ing and thoroughly mystifying perform
ance, last night's feats of legerdemain
were a complete success.
Herrmann renders a decidedly novel en
tertainment. As an opening attraction
feats of slelght-of-hand were gone
through with such ease and quickness,
and following with such rapidity, that
surprises were the order of the evening.
Several new card tricks that seemed to
defy all laws of the natural world fol
lowed palming that has not been sur
passed by anv prestidigitator appearing
in Portland. Herrmann's acts are all neat,
graceful and clever, and are as mystify
ing as they are clever. A feature of the
entertainment was the running commen
tary or monologue, explantary. perhaps,
rendered in a foreign accent that at times
was as hewllderlng as his tricks.
Following the trick part of the even
ing's performance came a feature that Is
somewhat out of the line of slelght-of-hand.
that of a musical specialty. The
five Noses were far above the usual mu
sical team act. The stage setting ana
costuming were Venetian, and happily ap
propriate to the gondoliers' mandolin and
guitar selections. Recall followed recall,
the talented artists responding In each
case with a different combination of mu
sical instruments. Classic selections, such
as "William Tell" and the "Anvil Cho
rus," were played excellently. A some
what Incongruous combination happened,
are almost a part of Christ
mas. They're welcomed by
every woman. If not sure of
size or color, buy a glove or
derFor Christmas our
Merit special mention
clasp gloves, wrists BOTH
piped with col
ored silk or kid to -
match stitching, and S,l3
"LA ROSA" pique
gloves, 2 pearl clasps, n aid
with Rhinestone rAlK
Comfortable kinds to keep
"him" home eveninns.
In plain leather . $1.00 pair
In Vici Kid, kid lined . . ,
. . . $1.50 to $2.50 pair
Felt Juliettes, fur trimmed
Same In black Satin $1.75 pr
Misses' and Children's
Red Felt Juliettes, accord
ing to size
85c, $1.00 and $1.25 pair
In Tan Kid, Chamois lined,
sizes 8 to 5i; prices $1.00
to $1.50 pair, according to
"The Holy City," as In the potpourri a
ragtime immediately followed. However,
these minor details could be overlooked
when the unusual excellence of the mu
sical treat was considered.
Part three of the performance consisted
of a continuation of the magician's nov
elties. Among the strangest were the
magic trick with the solid brass ring, the
apparent ruthless hammering flat of val
uable fingers rings belonging to women
In the audience, the vanishing lady act,
and the cremation scene as a finale. His
cremation scene is a sort of old-time cab
inet act, with pyrotechnic trimmings. A
young lady, a member of his company,
is placed in a cage surrounded by Inflam
mable material. A torch Is ignited, the
whole visible material goes up in smoke,
and where the lady has been standing,
but a moment before is but a heap or
Tonight the programme will be on sim
ilar plans, but somewhat varied as to de
tail. An evening spent with Herrmann
trying to see where the mystery lies and
being thoroughly mystified thereby. Is an
enjoyable one, and is a. treat rarely af
forded Portland audiences. The present
engagement will close with tonight's per
formance. JOHN MARSHALL DAY.
Orccron. Public Schools "Will Observe
The committee of the Oregon Bar As
sociation havings in charge the prepara
tions for the celebration of John Marshall
day, February 4, 1901. the centennial an
niversary of his accession to the Chief
Justiceship, have sent out several thou
sand circulars to the members of the
bar, County Superintendents of Schools,
teachers and others. The committee asks
that each school and college will adopt
a programme suited to its circumstanced,
and the suggestion is made that a leading
feature be a lecture in which the many
poln.ts In the career of Marshall of es
pecial interest to young students will be
State Superintendent of Instruction J.
H. Ackerman has undertaken to call the
attention of the teachers In, each county
of the state to the Importance of cele
brating John Marshall day, and the Cir
cuit Judges In the different Judicial dis
tricts have appointed members of the
bar to take charge of the celebration in
the several counties of their districts.
The private schools and colleges as well
as the public schools will take part in the
celebration, and from the Interest mani
fested. It is certain that the day will be
celebrated in Oregon with as much en-
thuslasm as in the other states of the
As a lawyer in the practice of his pro
fession, as a soldier of the Revolution,
as a member of Congress, a Minister to
France, and as a Cabinet officer, as well
as in the performance of the duties that
afterward devolved upon him as Chief
Justice, John Marshall affords an example
worthy of veneration and patriotic en
comium. COMING ATTRACTIONS.
"Why Smith. Left Home."
"Why Smith Ieft Home" will be seen
at the Marquam Grand next Friday and
Saturday and Saturday matinee. The
people engaged to Illustrate this latest
Broadhurst success are: Douglas Flint,
Rose Hubbard, Eugene Redding, Nellie
Maskell, Augustus Mortimer, Lizzie May
Ulmer, Frederic Roberts, Frank Craven,
Eleanor La Salle, Jennie Engle, Bessie
JJruno and Charlotte Love. The story Is
one of domestic infelicity, with a newly
married couple as the central figures, and
a troupe of aunts, uncles, brothers, sis
ters and sisters-in-law, who persist in
visiting them, as excellent causes. A
grim and somewhat dictatorial cook, an
old gallant, and a German Count, who
makes love to "Smith's" wife, under the
Impression that she is his sister, complete
the rostc of the principal characters.
Reserved-seat sale opens tomorrow morn
ing. Frank Daniels In "The Ameer."
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of
next week, Frank Daniels will come to
the Marquam with "The Ameer." by Tic-
tor tLeroert, autnor of "The Idol's Eye,"
"The "Wizard of the Nile," and "The Ser
enade." "With him is the customary large
chorus, beautiful scenery and gorgeous
Catarrh is a disease affecting the blood.
Remove the cause by taking Hood's Sar-saparilla.
Almost an entire page of Sunday's Oregonian
was crowded with the bargains announced for this
Lively -keen buying all day yesterday testified to
the appreciation of seasonable goods offered at our
Special Holiday Sale prices.
This Holiday Sale is a practical demonstration of
the LipmanU)olfe principle of merchandising:
"Give the public the most desirable goods at prices
that make the merchandise doubly desirable."
Come today. Get your share of the Holiday Sale
bargains. It is a matter of direct pecuniary interest
BONDING COUNTY DEBT
SCHEMES AGAIN PROPOSED FOR
Figures on iho Proposition Seem to
Shorr That .Bonds "Will In
crease the Burden.
Schemes to bond the county debt are
again being proposed as the time of the
meeting of the Legislature draws near,
the argument being that Interest can be
saved. On the other hand, investigation
tends to -show that the argameit i rot
well founded. A plan for a gradual re
duction of the Indebtedness which is rep
resented by outstanding warrants Is far
more promising. Under the new city
charter the City of Portland sold $450,000
worth of 30-year 5 per cent bonds. The
Interest amounts to 522,500 per year or
$675,000 for the entire time, and adding
the principal, the total which the city
or its taxpayers have to liquidate, is
$1,125,000. If the city had arranged to re
duce the Indebtedness at the rate of $30,
000 a year, it could have wiped It out
in 15 years for a total of $671,000 at G per
cent interest, and thus have saved $154.
000. This ought not to have been a hard
thing to accomplish. By a gradual re
duction of the principal, the interest is
largely reduced, beginning with $2S,000 the
first year, and being only $1800 the 15th
year. Under the SO-year bond plan, the
Interest is $22,500 the first year, and 1-2,-500
the 13th year, and at the end of that
time the principal Is still all due, and
unless everything works smoothly il'e
bonds or some of them may have to lo
renewed for a time. The money placed
In the sinking fund may be used to retire
the bonds provided it is possible to pur
chase them, and a premium of not more
than 10 per centum Is allowed to be paid
for that purpose.
The county Indebtedness on June 20,
1500. was 52S9.000. It varies. At the pe
riod when tax moneys roll in, the County
Treasurer calls In nearly all of the war
rants, and this puts the county almost
out of debt. As the moneys go out, the
county has to fall back on the plan of
issuing warrants stamped "not paid for
want of funds," and the indebtedness is
gradually increased. The county may
owe $00,000 one month, $100,000 the fol
lowing month. The sum increases at the
rate of about $40,000 per month until the
maximum is reached. The amount of In
terest which the county has to pay. It
will therefore be seen, differs from
month to month. "Warrants are now paid
up to February, 1900. They have been
behind as much as a year and a half,
but the county has caught up some.
The total Indebtedness would have been
materially reduced in the past few years
had It not been for the extra expense
placed upon the county In turning over
to it the care of the bridges. The re
building of the Madison-street bridge
cost $36,477, the new draw cost $20,214,
and there was $1000 other expenses. A
new deck for the Steel bridge cost $665S,
one for the Burnslde-street bridge $10,124,
and other bridge and ferry expenses In
times past aggregate about $20,000 to $25,
OW. No tax is levied for the bridges and
the bills have to be met out of the county
Besides bridges, the county of late has
disbursed considerable money for boule
vard work. It could be arranged to levy
a tax to keep up the bridges, an drelleve
the general county fund, but a better
way might be to charge a small toll. A
very light toll would suffice, the travel
being so great across the bridges.
County Auditor. Pope yesterday in
speaking about bonds said:
"If $500,000 bonds are sold to run 25
years at 4 per cent interest, the debt
Just doubles Itself. It would be economy
to let the warrants run along for 15 years
at 6 per cent. Say you retire $20,000 each
year, 15 jears would Just do it, and the
total interest would amount to but $144.
000, or a saving of $156,000. That ought
to be e.asy enough to do, and we can do
it. In the other case the Interest Is not
reduced at all, and the Indebtedness can
not be reduced. The full amount of in
terest has to be paid whether the county
needs all of the money or not."
A well known broker, referring to the
"If the indebtedness is bonded the In
terest will all be paid outside of the
state. That Is one argument against it.
Now all of the Interest paid on warrants
goes to people in Portland who have
a little money to invest, estates, widows,
banks and business men, and the money
Is kept at home. "We are now on. the
uphill grade, property Is advancing, and
with a substantial increase in valuations,
and a reasonable tax levy, the county
ought to be able to get out of debt with
in five years. Then if the treasury were
out of debt it would be a great tempta
tion to our county officials to spend more
money for one thing and another."
The Taxpayers' League has a scheme
on hand to have a law passed to Issue
warrants redeemable in five, 10. 15. 20 and
25 yeara. If they are issued in batches
of equal amount, the total Interest at 4
per cent would be $150,000 and at 5 per
cent $225,000. This plan is accordingly not
so good a one as to pay the Indebtedness
at the rate of $20,000 per year, where the
total Interest at 6 per cent will be but
The. scheme to issue bonds Is principally
fostered by bond brokers, who expect to
make a big thing out of It. It was
tried at the last Legislature, but failed.
The Indebtedness of the county was
caused by reason of the funds lost in the
BEFORE THE SCHOOL BOARD
Case of Xon-Resldent Pnplls Still
There are 41 cases of non-resident chil
dren who attend Portland public schools
pending before the Board of Education.
The committee to-whom the matter was
referred a few weeks ago seems unable
to agree as to what constitutes a non
resident pupil, and so the matter hangs
fire. At the meeting of the board last
evening the matter became a subject of
debate again, but action was again post
The resignation of A. Prajrer as ianltor
of Couch School was accepted, and John
J. uyrne was elected to succeed him.
A cement floor will probably renlace the
wooden one In the basement of the Sun
nyslde School, during the Christmas va
cation, as the condition of the present
floor is such as to require immediate at
tention. The matter was referred to the
repairs committee, with power to act.
A new steam guage was recommended
for the Harrison School. The present
gauge registers only 15 pounds while the
heating of the school building frequently
requires 30 pounds.
A number of teachers whose explana
tions for absence were deemed sufficient
were excused. The cases of two were
referred to the City Superintendent for
IMPROVEMENT BONDS SOLD
Local Banks "Were the Highest Bid
Bidders at 1.07 Other Bids.
Bids for the purchase of a new Issue
of Improvement bonds amounting to $35 -D00,
advertised for sale by the city were
opened by the committee on ways and
means yesterday. There were eight bids
submitted, among them being bids from
several Eastern firms, who have dealt
In Portland bonds, but local concerns bid
the highest, and were awarded the bonds
Ladd & Tilton bid 7 per cent premium!
and accrued Interest, and A. L. Mills bid
the same. The bonds will be divided be
tween them, and the city will receive
$2450 premium, which will help pay the
Interest on the bonds, which the city has
to pay for the borrowers of the money.
The other bids were as follows (with ac
crued Interest): W. J. Hayes & Son.
Cleveland, O., 1.04; Portland Trust Com
pany, of Oregon, 1.054; Kleybolte & Co.,
Cincinnati. 1.05171-7; F. C. Miller, 1.004;
H. E. Noble. 1.056; Cruthers & Co., 1.01535!
"BY ORDER OF THE S. S. S.
More Vandalism ny Breakers of
Plate-Glass "Win dorrs.
Crashing through the front plate-glass
window of the residence of Mrs. M. Mitch
ell, 25 East Seventh street, went a large
rock, about 9 o'clock last evening. Mrs.
Mitchell Is the wife of a lumber dealer,
who Is away from home at present, and
the sudden entrance of a large missile
into the family domicile proved exceed-
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and your umbrella will last three times as long as any umbrella on the
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and Thrown, regular 1.75
Men's velvet embroidered
slippers, leather back, all
sizes, big value,
Full assortment of slippers
for evening wear.
Men's pure wool, through
and through, fancy worsteds,
neat dark patterns, single or
double-breasted vests, regu
ular $15 values,
Men's unfinished vicuna
worsted suits, gray effects,
neat stripes, regular $22.50
Boys' suits at $2.98. Pres
ents given with boys' suits.
MPIFR & FRANK CO.
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lngly startling. Around the stone Tva
wrapped a cloth, and In green letters "was
written, "By order of the S. S. S." No
sight of the hoodlums perpetrating the
outrage could be obtained, but their
heavy tread as thay ran away Indicated
that the act committed was not a youth
ful prank, but the malicious work of old
This Is the fourth Instance of vandal
Ism which has occurred In this neighbor
hood by which plate-glass windows have
been shattered. In every Instance the
symbol of this mischief-breeding organ
ization has been attached to the missile
doing the damage, "By order of the S. S.
S." The police authorities have been no
tified In each Instance, but the band of
hoodlums has not yet been run down.
The O. R. & N. operates through trains
and cars from Portland to Chicago, giv
ing a choice of two routes, with three
trains a day each way. These trains are
operated on fast schedules and are
equipped with the atest types of Pull
man cars, both first and second class.
Ticket office. Th'rd street, corner Oak.
Wednesday, December 12. Box sale
opens this morning. Prices, entire lower
floor, SI; balcony, first six rows, 50c; last
six rows, 25c
If Baby la Cnttlnjr Teetb,
Be sure and ue that old and well-tried remedy.
Mrs. Wlnalow's Soothing Syrop. for children
teething. It oothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea,
Suit the people, because they are tired
of bitter doses, with the pain and griping
that usually follow. Carter's Little Liver
Pills. One pill a dose.
A rlRht iitep In the march of prog
ress and -worthy of your considera
tion. The spices nsnnlly sold con
tain from 20 to GO per cent of adal
tcinnts an insnlt to yonr under
standing, if yonr grrocer does not
keep HIalop'a, call, irrite or phone
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ALLESINA, IZZJ J
The third floor contains
a marvelous collection
of playthings and in
structive toys. Did you
ever stop to think that
ours is not a haphazard
,toy store which bobs up
serenely at Christmas
time with a few or a
great many carried-over
or second-class toys, but
on the contrary, is an
store, carrying complete
lines of everything? The
stock was never more
interesting than at the
present time Come and
enjoy it all bring the
For Christmas Gifts All the
latest cuttings in Water Bot
tles, Nappies, Vases, Bowls,
Sugars and Creams, Punch
Bowls, Pitchers, Glasses, etc.
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A FEW PRICES ON XMAS FURS.
Regular S 5.00 American Stone Marten Boas, $ 3.50
Regular $10.00 Black Marten Boas .,, $ 8.50
Regular $15.00 Sable and Blue Animal Boas, $10.00
Regular $ 8.75 Bear and Electric Collarette.. $ 6.35
Children's sets, $1.20 up.
Special Window Diiplay Today of
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Suit Case Rugs
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Three lots of French Flan
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leading shades, flaring cuffs
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