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THE MOftyiyq OKEGONTAN. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1901.
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Eyes tested free of charge by com
Artistic Picture Framing at Popular
Watches cleaned and repaired.
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LAST DAY OF KITCHEN
TAKE ELEVATOR TO THIRD FLOOR
Ladies' Jacket Sale
You took about half of them
yesterday, leading us to ex
pect a final clearance by to
night. No wonder they have
for jackets reaching $12.50,
for jackets worth $7.00, is a
most remarkable offer. These
garments being representa
tives of last winter's best
THE PRICES ARE ALMOST
50 women can share in this
A $5 Piece
Carries great buying power
here now in
Thai's all we ask for fine
double texture storm coats.
Men's and Women's
Good looks, good service and
AT LESS COST THAN SUCH
EVER KNOWN TO SELL
Interest Is unabated in our
Sale of Tapestry
One to three pairs of a kind,
values, $2.75 to $12.00,
now $2.30 to $9.60 pair.
While some lines have been
closed, many choice styles
still remain. Enough to vit
ally interest every housewife
whose home needs brightening.
IO Cents per Pair
For a little while until this
small lot of garnet and myrtle
hose is gone. Fine ribbed,
full finished, splendid wear
ers. Sizes 5 to 8K.
ANOTHER LARGE LOT OF
Is now on sale in our notion
aisle, first floor. All sizes
6 to 15 inches. Prices 4-Oc,
50c to $1.75 each.
In great variety. Sizes 4K to
12 inches. Prices 5c, 10c to
MOVED FROM BRIDGE
Almond Branch Rescued Only
to Ground on Bar.
SITUATION WORSE THAN EVER
Cable Broke rad the "Whalebaclc Had
""" a KaiToiv Escape From Another
Serious Collision "Wltk Morrison-Street
The big British whaleback Almond
Branch was pulled away from the Morrison-street
bridge yesterday, but is in a
worse position than ever, as it -was im
possible to set her Into deep -water. She
lies about 150 feet off the foot of Belmont
street, bow on to the shore, with a gravel
bar under her nearly amidships. She is
hard aground, with the river falling rap
idly. "While the relief work was in prog
ress one of the cables broke and the
whaleback was carried by the current
towards the bridge. If she had not
grounded on the bar, she would probably
have carried away the first span east of
the draw, and crushed the river steamer
lone into smithereens.
Early in the morning the river steamer
Ocklahama was sent to the rescue. She
held the whaleback oft the pier until the
spar which had been put out to protect
the Vulcan was removed. The Almond
Branch then settled against the pier and
the rip-rap work protecting it, and it
was expected that she would remain there
for a few days. Shortly after the Ock
lahama was dismissed and the Gamecock,
a less powerful boat, was called. A steel
cable was stretched from one of the piers
of the Madison-street bridge and made
fast to the stern of the Almond Branch.
This was done to hold the whaleback in
position. Another cable was stretched
from the Gamecock to the bow of the
whaleback, and the crew of the Almond
Branch worked by a windlass the third
cable, which was made fast at Wolff &
Zwlcker's dock. The Gamecock puffed
end tugged and the Almond Branch added
ihe power of her propeller. The stern of
the whaleback swung with the current
into the bridge, knocking the bridge-tender's
house into the river and ripping out
a section of the sidewalk and timbers.
After hard work the bow of the w hale
hack was turned up stream, and If she
inaa naa steerage room she would have
made deep water and been out of danger.
The Gamecock pulling due south, could
not help matters. Had she been able to
veer to the west shore, she could have
drawn the Almond Branch into the main
channel. "With the Gamecock tugging on
the cable and the lone towing at the bow,
the whaleback was pulled 275 feet away
from the bridge. Suddenly the cable to
the "Wolff & Zwicker dock gave way, and
the ponderous whaleback drifted steadily
towards the bridge, pulling the Gamecock
with her and resisting the power of the
lone. The lone was on the bridge side of
the Almond Branch, and it looked as if
she would be reduced to kindling wood.
The Almond Branch's bow cleared the
upper end of the bar and started to swing
around in the deeper water inside. The
stern meanwhile grounded, and the swift
current sweeping down against the bow,
sent it around with great force, thus fas
tening the stern still more securely. An
anchor was let go, but it had little effect,
and the headway of the vessel was not
$ checked until the bow grounded. The
whaleback drifted 75 feet before the bar
In the afternoon the Sarah Dixon was
called, and, with the lone and the Game
cock, made an effort to pull the Almond
Branch off the bar. It was unsuccessful.
The steamers stopped work at 3 o'clock.
A Mintakc Corrected.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. (To the E&'
itor.) I beg to correct the state
ment in your paper of some recent date
in regard to me returning to the Island
of Cebu to nurse the lepers. That is a
mistake, as I am not under any circum
stances going to that section of the Is
lands. I regret the worry it has caused
my many friends in the United States.
Miss Ella May Clemmons Is Interested In
the Catholic mission work, but I am not,
in any way whatever. In regard to Mr.
Schwiohtenberg's statement. I fear not
the death of leprosy, as that all lies with
the highest powers, and If it be my doom
to In six years be a leper. I much prefer
that death on a lone Island to being his
wife. If you will please set my friends
at rest, by stating that I am not return
ing to that section of the Islands, I will
be most grateful.
IAURA W. SCHWICHTENBERG.
SEEDMEN'S BUSY SEASON.
Great Activity In Portland Jiovr
Chicken Supplies Allied.
Seedsmen are doing a rushing business
now filling orders for all parts of the
country, but are not nearly so busy as
they expect to be a month hence, when
everybody will be In a hurry for seeds for
the Spring planting. They find their busi
ness increasing yearly, and it is now un
usually large for this season.
There is not much changing of fashions
in the seed business, the same kinds of
seeds practically are In demand year after
year, but the business is occasionally
livened up by the Introduction of novel
ties. A large amount of grass seed has,
of course, been sown during the past Fall
and "Winter, but there will be a steadily
Increasing demand for such seed for two
months or more vet. One firm has pro
cured for free distribution in small par
cels a soecles of brome grass specially
adapted to low grounds, which they ex
pect will find favor here. They had an
offer for all they had at a high figure, but
prefer to give out samples and let all
have a chance to try the grass. The seeds
men of this section cannot sell goods far
ther East than Idaho, for here they come
In competition with Eastern dealers, who
have the advantage in freight rates, but
they are working up more trade in the
territory they do cover. The vast amount
of clover seed and other grass seeds Im
ported into the Northwest, as compared
wain tne small amount raised here, is re
markable, and indicates that more atten
tion should be given to the raising of
sucn seeas nere.
Seedsmen now ery generally carry poul
try supplies, and find their business in
this line Increasing every year, as people
throughout the country begin to'give more
attention to the poultry business, and to
find that It is profitable- and one thing
that cannot be overdone. Some Import
poultry supplies on a large scale incu
bators and brooders by the carload. In
fact, one dealer here received four car
loads of such articles, which, it is assert
ed. Is the largest single shipment of such
goods ever made to one firm. They also
keep ground bone and oyster shells, and
several kinds of bone-grlndlng or slicing
machines, which cut up green shin bones
Into thin shavings, which are much rel
ished by hens. Dealers in blooded chick
ens say that they sell 10 now where they
used to sell one a year or two ago. The
varieties most in favor are the Plymouth
Rock and "Wyandotte. The best evidences
of the increased attention given to the
poultry business in this section is the
small quantity of eggs imported, and tho
iact tnat even at the present time fresh
ranch eggs are plentiful and cheap. There
is no danger of there being too many egga
produced In the Northwest, Chickens can
be hatched and brooded by machinery,
but eggs cannot be made by machinery.
It has been stated that at the East eggs
are made by machinery, but they are not
quite satisfactory, and under no circum
stances can they be hatched. The people
of this region have eaten enough of limed
and stale Eastern eggs in days gone by,
and hope for the future to be supplied
with the genuine Oregon article, which
can always be told by the stamp on each
egg or a muddy hen's foot,
SPRING OYSTER BEDS 'OPENED
Almost every oyster fit for use this sea
son has been cleared from the beds, and
for two weeks the ojsters arriving are
those Intended to remain and grow for
another jear, and, of course, are very
small. The Portland Oyster Company
have opened their beds In deep water
earlier than formerly, and report they
are in better condition than they ever
saw them. A very large white oyster,
plenty of meat, is shown today, and they
expect Sunday and next week to be
smothered with orders.
If Bnbr Is Cutting Teeth.
Be sure and tine that old and well-tried remedy
Mrs. Vlnslows Soothing Srup. for children
teething It soothe the child, softens the gums
allajs all pain, cures wind colic and diarrhoea.
Nobody can be too careful In avoiding
Orlppe." Be prepared to shake It off. To do
this, use Carter's Little Liver Pills resularlr.
One pill after each meal.
Carry them in jour test pocket: Carter's
Little LUer Pills. Take them regularly, on"
pill after each meal, and you are safe against
List of Today's Bargains
GREAT SELLING OF
I SEPARATE SKIRTS
All-wool Serge Skirts, in black and navy, latest
spring fashion, flounced or seven gore flare
styles, all percaline lined. Reg' ri a g M
J -"-' - w WW M'fclVW W(5
ular price $6-50. Today only, at
Our $1.25 3-clasp Theodora
Suede Kid Gloves, fillet em
broidered, black, slate,
mode, beaver, tan
o Instead, of $2.50 and $3.00.
V, Fine assortment of handles in
o Dresden, pearl and fine fancy
woods; silk, serge and fine
Ladies' unlaundered, all lmen,
hand embroidered hand-- 01
kerchiefs, today only,
:: 2000 Vds Wide Percales
" Navy, cadet, gray, white and
black. Reds newest spring
t designs. Today only, -M
Silk Taffeta Ribbons, 4 inches
wide, pink, blue, maise and
white. Regular price
25c yd, at
'60 sheets and 60 envelopes of
fine vellum finish Paper, .in
violet, azure, blue and cream
tints. Regular price JA
35c, for LJL'
Ladies' Pocket Books, leather
lined,with inside compartment,
alligator and seal. Reg- on
ular price 35c, at ukjZ
Mennen's Borated -i
Talcum Powder. . . JL3C
Wool Soap 5c Cake
Unequaled for washing laces,
woolens and all delicate fabrics.
:: Irish Point Lace Curtains .
;; - New Spring Designs. Regular rfo ? r
price $3.50 pr Today only, at tpflKJ j3r
Tess of the d'Urbervilles, cloth bound, $1.15. (Book department.)
100 bargains in fine groceries last chance today. (Basement.)
Usual Saturday evening concert. (Third floor.)
Just arrived, 50 pieces of
handsome new Persian 'flan
nelettes in Persian effects,
stripes and dots, all the new
shades for waists or dressing
16c the yard.
Foule 50c yard
The new waist fabric for
Spring, plain colors only. It's
a light-weight French flan
nel, all the best shades. We
have been cutting off many
waist patterns last few days.
50c the yard.
Sale Extraordinary of
1200 Men'sCuffs IOc
15 Discount on
Do you need a rug? There
is, money saved in buying one
of these handsome Orientals.
Its life. is many years, always
retains its colorings and the
older it grows the more you
value it. Here's a large stock
to select from Kazaks, Sar
oucks, Kermanshahs, Bokaras
and others, all sizes.
15 off regular prices.
"BECKY" OFF THE STAGE
MRS. FISKE LOOKS LIKE THE
GHCfitn at Woman's Clnb Reception
Found It Hard to Get a Perfect
VleiT of Her Feature.
A little -woman -with a halo of red-gold
hair, a singularly repressed manner, a
warm, glowing skin, the soft flood of
color suffusing the whole face quite im
partially, a pair of wonderful eyes deeply
shadowed by a black hatbrlm, all these
hidden behind a heavily-dotted black veil
that seemed Intended for the sole purpose
of teasing the curiosity of the outsider
these were what the 200 club-women saw
when they shook hands with Minnie Mad
dern FIske at the Woman's Club jester
day afternoon It -was a tantalizing face.
Puzzling, elusive lights flashed out now
and then from the shadowed eyes. Mr3.
Fiske Is more of an enigma off the stage
than on. She remained seated most of
the afternoon, and dealt In conversational
amenities but sparingly, for she suffers
from Insomnia and needs to husband her
strength carefully for her night's -work.
In hair and complexion she Is Becky
Sharp over again, but her voice Is quite
differpnt, softer and lower. In manner
she shows more repose. Only now and
then are there traces of Becky's nervous
energy. She has the most mystifying
eyes. In the role of Becky Sharp, it will
be remembered, she keeps these half
shut, which gives her a peculiarly feline
expression. In her every-day manner one
Is able tc look her squarely in the ce,
but this does not help to solve the riddle
of her personality, for they are Imperious
one moment and appealing the next;
there are always some depths only half
revealed. One cannot even decide as to
the color, so swift and lightning like are
the changes In them, that all sense of
color Is Ipst in the effort to, puzzle out
their meaning. She impresses one as a
woman of extreme nervous sensibilities,
who Is always on her guard.
Beside her was Madame FIske, her hus
band's mother, a plump, comfortable look
ing woman with the air of a good-natured
Dowager-Duchess. Madame Fiske's
home Is in New York, her son being edi
tor of the Dramatic Mirror of that city.
She is a well-known club-woman, having
been one of the early members of Sorosls,
and a personal friend of Mrs. Croly.
Over In one corner of the roow was
Mrs. Gilmore (Amelia Sedley), who hap
pens to be a life-long friend of a former
president of the Portland Woman's Club,
Mrs. Levi Young.
After tea and cakes had beenserved,
the afternoon " came to an end with a
bright paper on current events read by
Mrs. Cae?ar Lombard!, the happenings of
the past few weeks being very pleasantly
commented upon. Among other things
things she read the following lines con
cerning the Filipinos:
We are going to Ihe in cities!
IVe are going to fight in wars!
"We are going to eat three times a day
"Without the natural cause!
"We are going to turn life upside down
About a thing called gold!
"We are going to want the earth and take
As much as we can hold!
"We are going to wear piles of stuff
Outside our proper skins!
"We are goliur to bare dbeapes
And accomplishments and sins!
Spring costumes and wraps.
New wash fabrics of every
New foulard silks.
Handsome laces for every
Spring styles in hoys' cloth
ing. Novelties in ladies' neckwear.
Supply your collar and cuff
needs today. You won't have
another such opportunity in
many months. This offering
again illustrates the superior
ity of our buying organization.
The watching of the markets,
taking advantage of every op
portunity manufacturers offer
to give the public desirable
merchandise at a low price.
The imperfections on these
collars and cuffs are so slight that you cannot
detect it. ALL STYLES, ALL SIZES, 15c and
25c collars and cuffs, a saving of twothlrds and
four-fifths of what you usually pay.
Collars 5c ea, 50c doz. Cuffs 10c pr. m
Last Day of th Pure Food Show
Today is the last day of the "Food Fair." That it has
heen successful goes without saying. We know it has
been of interest to thousands of housewives, many who
have learned how to prepare new and tempting dishes.
All the foojls and cereals demonstrated will be found on
sale in our grocery department at all times. If you have
not been a visitor to the "Food Fair" make it a point to
come this afternoon or evening".
Try peanut brittle at the "Food Fair" today.
For men. The new Spring
shapes now ready. The same
good quality, the same sat
isfactory hats, always
BIER & FRANK COMPANY
And go-carts. The most
complete line ever shown in
the Northwest, $4.25 to 35.
GEO. G. SMITH DROWNED
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BODY OF OLD STEA3IEU CAPTAIN
FOUND IN THE IUVEIt.
Gasoline Explosion Cnuscn a Hot
Fire in nn Alblnn. Saloon
J. J. Moore Dentl.
The body of Captain George C. Smith
was found in the river at the foot of
East Alder street yesterday afternoon.
He had been missing from his home,
which is a barge moored north of the
Morrison-street bridge on the East Side,
Ahere he lived with his cons. An inquest
tas held last evening and the verdict was
accidental drowning. Captain Smith dis
appeared Wednesday evening, but no con
cern tv as felt for him as it as thought
he was visiting friends. He was an old
timer and was well known. Years ago
he was a river captain. For a number of
years he lived in Stephens addition and
was elected to represent that ward in the
old City Council of East Portland in
1SS0 or 1SSL At one time he owned con
siderable property on the East Side. He
w.as 63 years and 8 months old. The
funeral will take place from Dunning's
at 2 o'clock- this afternoon.
Death of Powell Valley Pioneer.
J. J. Moore, a pioneer of Powell's Val
ley, died of paralysis at his home, 10
miles from Grant's Pass, on the morning
of February 15. He wasr born near Lex
ington, Ky.. June 15, 1S19, and In 1S23
moved to Clay County, Indiana. In Au
gust, 1841, he was married to Miss Sarah"
Ann Waldron, and started with his family
for Oregon In 1853 by ox team, arriving
In the Fall of that year. He took up a
donation land claim in Powell's Valley,
where he lived till 1S63, when the family
moved to Southern Oregon. A wife and
eight children survive him. The children
axe: Mrs. R. A. Hart, Mrs. D. J. WHHts
and E. A. Moore, of Portland; Mrs. M.
-Jess, Mrs. It. McDonald and S. D. Moore,
of Grants Pass; Mrs. S. S. Ames, of
Ashland; and Mrs. M. Walcott, of Independence.
W. G. SMITH & CO.
WEDDING AND VISITING CARD ENGRAVERS
22-23 Washington Bldg. COR. FOURTH AND WASHINGTON STS.
FINE FUR GARMENTS
G. P. RUMMELIN & SONS
MANUFACTURING FURRIERS 126 Second St., near Washington
Alaska Sealskins Our Specialty.
Russian blouses and Eton Jackets, with bishop or bell sleees and shawl collar. In broad
tall. Persian lamb and Moire Astrachan. trimmed with able. chinchilla, ermine, mink and.
marten. Xewest styles In caps, collarettes, animal scarfs, four-in-hand scarfs, boas, muffs.
etc. Highest cash price paid for raw furs.
"LITTLE LORD FAUXTLEIIOT" THE ATTRACTION AT CORDRAT'S.
c Ian?er Coray has remembered his small friends In arranging the repertoire of the
Shirley Company at Cordray's this week, and there to not the slightest doubt that they
will turn out In iery large numbers to se "Little Lord Fauntleroy" presented by the Shir
ley Company at the matinee at his theater this afternoon. This Is a pla which eery child
should see and which children of a larger growth will appreciate. The story of the little
American boy who finds himself heir to an Earldom Is always absorbingly Interesting, no
matter how often told, and the character, as played by little Verna Felton. Is sure to be at
tracthe to the children. A reception will beheld after the play to give mothers an oppor
tunity to have their children meet little Verna, who will wait on the staue to shake hands
with and talk to all her little admirers.
Dlaoaaalns: Popular Evil.
. At the First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, East Twelfth and East Taylor
streets, a series of discussions of popu
lar evils was begun Thursday evening:.
"Gambling" was the subject. There was
a large attendance, and many addressee
were made on the necessity of warning
tho young against gambling. Dr. J. J.
Dalton, the pastor, made the principal address.
THF IFAI055 329 WASHINGTON
I IlL Irlll Under the Imperial Hotel
White Laundered Shirts, UJ& to 17 39c
Carpet Slippers, 4 to 1 0 24c
Dongola Shoe for ladies, extra good value
for wear and comfort, only SI. 49
Turkey Red DoIIIs, 18x18, per dozen 85c
New Gilt Buckles, each 25c
Men' Collars, standing or turn-down, each 5o
Eat Side "Sottsm.
E. I. Thorp, substitute carrier In the
rural free delivery district Just estab
lished at Gresham, has taken the place
of one of the regulars who has resigned.
This gives him a permanent place. Mr.
Thorp is an old Portland newspaper man.
An Interesting programme was rendered
last evening at the United Brethren
Church, East Fifteenth and East Morri
son streets, by the Young People's Chris
tian Union. Rev. F. E. Coulter, the pas
tor, made a short address on the "Life
and Character of George Washington."
Dr. "Wise, room 614, The Dekum.
Student Expelled for Plagiarism.
PRINCETON. N J.. Feb. lS.-George
"Washington Kehr, of Harrisburg, Pa., has
been dismissed from the university for
gross plagiarism Ih a speech with which
he won the first prize In the junior ora
torical contest last June. The offense
has just come to light In a peculiar man
ner, and because of the rarity of such
scandals at Princeton, has caused a stir
among the students. V
Kehr-was one of eight contestants, and
on the decision of the judges was pre
sented with the $100 prize during the
regular commencement exercises. The
Princeton Literary Magazine in Its next
publication, which "was In October, 1900,
printed his oration.
The Lafayette Touchstone, the liter
ary magazine of Lafajette College, re
ceived a copy of the paper among Its
exchanges and the editor recognized the
oration as one that previously came out
In the Gettysburg Mercury, the publica
tion of Pennsylvania College. Explana
tions, were demanded of the Princeton
"Lit," the affair was put Into the hands
of the faculty, and on being confronted
with the evidence Kehr confessed.
In order to absolve Itself from all blame
In the plagiarism the "Lit" publishes the
following letter from Kehr:
Managing Editor of Nassau Lit: My
Dear Sir: A great injustice has been
done by me to Mr. Heilman of Gettys
burg, to the university, my class and es
pecially to those who took part In the
oratorical contest last June, and all who
are proud of belonging to an institution
where the principles of true Christian
manhood are taught, I want to frankly
confess the gross plagiarism of which I
am guilty and remove any censure that
may be brought upon your magazine, for
upon me alone devolves the crime."
Kehr was In the class of 1S91 and would
have graduated next June. It was at the
time as a matter of surprise that he won
the prize, as he was pitted against men
who had always been the best in thelr
class. Kehr could hardly be so considered.
ported, but possibly It is necessary. Thera
are some things I do not know, but I
do know how to make biscuits. If I
should make biscuits like those made
last night I could not hold my job longer
than one day. C. H. B.
The result of the special election to
change the boundaries of King County
near Tacoma and at the mouth of tho
Puyallup River, resulted In a unanimous
vote for the transfer of about ten sec
tions of land from King County to Pierce
A Professional Protest.
PORTLAND, Feb. 19. (To the Editor.)
In today's paper Is. If not an interesting,
certainly an amusing account of how
biscuits were made at the cooking school
last night. I do not blame the teacher
for not wanting her name printed. The
mixture used for biscuits would come
nearer filling the bill for pie dough than
for biscuits. Then, even tlieough the
proper proportions of ingredients were
used, the biscuits could not possibly oe
good after remaining In the oven 15 min
utes. They were what I call kiln dried.
In The Oregonlan of January 12,
one lady advocated Importing a teacher
of household science. I then thought It
strange that such person should be lm-
MAKE THE CHANGE
Before Coffee Wrccki Yon.
"The right man came along one day
when he told me that coffee drinking
was the cause of my gastritis, nervous
ness, torpid liver, and trembling hands
that Interfered with my business, that of
mechanical drawing, but coffee was my
only habit and I loed it so that I did
not see how I could gle It up.
"If he had not been so enthusiastic re
garding the relief in his case by leaving
off coffee and taking Postum Food Coffee
I could not have mustered up will power
enough to abandon my favorite beverage.
"I left off coffee that day at lunch and
had a cup of Postum. It was made good
and had a rich, dark color, with a deli
cious flavor that I could not tell from
regular coffee. It pleased the eye, smell
and palate, so I had It each day at the
restaurant for the noonday lunch, and
discovered a decided improvement In my
condition, hut it was not until I left off
coffee for Breakfast and used Postum in
Its place that real relief set in. Now I
am free from gastritis, headaches, and
fully appreciate the value of tho 'nerve
ease.' No more trembling hands and no
more nervous prostration. I am well,
and feel that I should say to others who
are being poisoned by a beverage thit
they do not suspect, 'coffee.' 'Make the
change before the poison works destruc
tion In j ou." "
This letter is from a New York me
chanical draughtsman. Name can bo
furnished by the Postum Cereal Co.. Ltd.
at Battle Creek, Mich.