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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1901.
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petent optician. Prices. J
Watches Cleaned and Repaired.
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TODAY : TOMORROW
That the Portland public appreciate high-class mer
chandise was fully demonstrated by the enthusiastic
crowds who gathered yesterday to enjoy the first day of
our spring opening.
The Charm of
elicited much commendation. "Nowhere else has such
a gathering of Millinery been attempted" was told us by
many of Portland's best informed ana1 most particular
women. Other stores may show as many Hats, but no
other Portland store attempts to show so many master
pieces of Millinery genius. Come and see this display
,now at its freshest and fullest.
OUR SHOWING OF NEW SPRING SUITS
is equally attractive and comprehensive. Smart tailor
made Suits, side by side with sumptuous imported
gowns, almost classical in .their beauty.
FOR WAISTS, to wear with
tailored Suits. A magnificent
collection now on view from
75c to $1.50 yd.
FOULARD DRESS SILKS
Plain or twilled. Not one
worthy style escaped our
buyer in selecting this big
60c to $1.25 yd.
The proper weight, latest
weaves and colorings for the
correct tailor-made gowns.
Every day brings more of
them to fill the gaps made by
rapid selling. Special favor
ites are Albatross, plain, silk
embroidered, or silk striped.
Henriettas, plain or silk em
broidered. Silk warp Lansdowne, plain
or silk figured.
and Serges in pastel end
A BIG IMPORT SHIPMENT OF
LADIES' KID GLOVES
Fresh, soft kid in moles, browns, grays, white and Oxblood for
Spring wear. We especially mention our
"VASSAR" at $1.50 and -REGATTA" at $2.00 pair
Pique sewed and Paris embroidery. Gloves noted for easy fit
and perfection of finish.
Showers and Mack Sworn in
OLD COUNTY BOARD IN SESSION
Several Opinions on the Commission,
era' Muddle, but Jfo Solntion Of
feredJudge Cake Holds Snort
Meeting: by Himself.
While Commissioners Showers and
Olack have refused to meet with Judge
Cake and organize a Commissioners'
Court, under the new law, they have both
taken a new oath of office before County
Clerk Holmes to act as Commissioners,
and to support the Constitution of the
United States, the State of Oregon, etc
The evident intention of this move is not
clear, but it appears to be a case of play
ing to win and playing to lose. If the
new law Is decided to be good, they can
assert that they were regularly sworn In
under it by the properly constituted officer
to administer such oaths, and If It is held
to be invalid, they will continue to serve
tinder the former statute, and the ad
ditional oath of office will not cut any
figure. It would not Injure any official to
file two oaths of office or even more with
in his term.
An attorney, speaking upon the subject,
said: "Their being sworn in shows that
they have recognized the new law, and It
estops them from acting under the old
law. They also cannot follow the new
law for one purpose, and disobey it as to
all others. They have recognized the new
iaw and refuse to obey It. The law says
they can meet only at the call of the
County Judge, and here they are meeting
with Steele as chairman. They ought to
stand on one foot or the other, either on
the old law or the new."
It is stated that the Commissioners
were sworn in on advice of their counsel
so as to be prepared for any move on the
part of the County Judge, who might
contend that the offices were vacant on
account of their failure to take the oaths
under the new statute. It is also said
that the course pursued by the two Com
missioners will avoid any legal question
concerning their acts as a Board of Com
missioners, pending the settlement of the
existing dispute. Two constitutes a ma
jority of the board, and the majority
The matter was kept quiet, but for what
reason can on,ly be conjectured. County
Clerk Holmes said: "Mr. Showers and
Mr. Mack notified me that they wanted to
be sworn in, and I did so. It Is Just the
common oath, and there is nothing in It
about the new law. There is no bond
required." Mr. Holmes produced the pa
pers containing the oaths, which are in
the following form:
I. . do solemnly swear that I will
support the ConstKutlon of the United States
and the Constitution of the State of Oregon
and the law thereof, and I will faithfully, hon
estly and impartially discharge the duties of
and will faithfully demean myself In the office
of County Commissioner during my continu
ance therein, to the best of my ability, so
help rae God.
(Signed, subscribed and sworn before roe,
etc) H. H. HOLMES.
Clerk of the County Court.
There was a meeting of the Commis
sioners yesterday, but Judge Cake was
not there. V?. B. Steele, Instead, acted
as chairman, and Clerk of the County
Court H. H. Holmes kept the minutes of
the session. Commissioners Mack and
Showers announced themselves as pres
ent The bailiff, George Fawcett, was in
attendance, and everything proceeded the
same as if the act of the recent legisla
ture creating a new County Board had
never been heard of. Auditor Pope
dropped in and submitted some mattens,
thus denoting his recognition of the old
body, and the presence of Clerk Holmes
must be construed In like manner. County
Physician McKay was also a caller. The
meeting was held at the rooms in the City
Hall, and general county and road busi
ness was transacted.
The first matter was a petition for a
road extending along the railroad track
from a point on the eastern part of sec
tion 30 to the western boundary of the
Rockwood road, and southerly to the Bar
ker road. The viewers reported that the
road would be dangerous near the railroad
track, and that the damages incurred by
the construction would outweigh the ben
efits. The viewers report was adopted,
and the petitioners will not get the road.
Tax petitions filed by the Ainsworth
National Bank. Fleckensteln, Mayer &
Co., and Ellen McCormack were consid
ered. Dr. McKay Informed the Commis
sioners that he had borrowed some drugs
he required for use at the Poor Farm
until drugs bought under the bids adver
tised for could be obtained.
The County Clerk in explanation of his
recognition of the old Board of County
Commissioners, states that the situation Is
a complicated one, but he thought that
as Showers and Mack compose the major
ity of the board, it was proper for him to
accept their orders.
At the same hour, 10 o'clock, at which
the meeting at the City Hall was called to
order. Judge Cake sat on the bench in
the County Court room waiting for Mack
and Showers to appear. They came not.
however, and his honor, who smiled
blandly, as if he had anticipated Just
what occurred, finally remarked: "Well,
I see they are not here, and I don't know
that I am disappointed. I cannot tell
Just exactly what I will do in the fu
ture, but I have plans mapped out, and
will proceed when I am ready."
Judge Cake said he had Issued two or
ders to the Commissioners to meet with
him, and did not intend to issue any more.
District Attorney Chamberlain Is the
attorney for the county, and consequent
ly Is Interested in the present controversy
in his official capacity. He was Inter
viewed by an Oregonlan reporter, and ex
pressed himself as follows: "I would
have to take cognizance of the existing
statute, if I institute proceedings and
bring them in the name of the state for
the new board. If Mr. Steele brings a
suit he can do it himself In his Individual
capacity. I have not been consulted yet.
I haven't given the matter much consider
ation, but I presume a quo warranto pro
ceeding against Steele to try his title to
the office would be the proper step."
Mr. Chamberlain was asked in case he
was called upon by the County Judge
whether he would act in the premises,
and he answered: "Yes, I would take
action If anybody should request me to
Institute any proceeding, anybody who
has any authority in the matter."
"Suppose the old board should ask you
for an opinion as a board concerning a
contract or any county business, would
you render it?"
"I would give them my advice about
that; certainly I would. JLl called upon
by either board for an opinion, I would
express to them an opinion as to which
body I thought was the proper Board of
"If the old board should ask you to ap
prove a bond for a contract under the
new law providing for bids for supplies,
would you give approval?"
"I am not prepared to say. I would
have to dig It out."
In conclusion, Mr. Chamberlain said
that, not havmg yet been asked to do any
thing, he had given the subject little con
sideration. Various perplexing questions
could arise, which would be the occasion
of legal search. At this time he did not
wish to express his views regarding the
constitutionality of the new act.
A NEW STANDARD OF MERIT IN
Special attention is called to the unusual excellence
of the line of TailorMade Suits we are now showing
ranging in price from
$15 to $30 each
New Separate Skirts, New Silk Waists, Silk Etons,
Raglans, Box Coats, etc., etc. Finest Robes and
Trimmed Hats in great
variety have been add'
ed to our already large
stock. Large as our Mil'
linery department is
there is scarcely room to
hold all of the many new
and Trimming depart'
ments today. Hundreds
of novelties are shown
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Cambric Edgings g m g
And Insertings 9
4 to i inch wide, regular ioc a yard,
at 5c yard.
i to i inches wide, regular 15c and
18c yard, at ioc yard.
8 to 10 Inches wide, regular 45c
yard, at 33c yard.
INTERNAL REVENUE TAX
CHANGES MADE BY THE NEW IAW
Bank Checks, Medicines, Inmnrnnce
Pollcien and Telesrrnph and Tele
phone. Messnfires Free July 1.
The official copy of the amendments to
the war revenue act has reached Inter
nal Revenue Collector Dunne. The chief
changes that affect the general public
are the omission of the stamp tax on
bank checks and certificates of deposit;
on patent and proprietary medicines; on
mortgages, leases and all deeds under
52500; on telegraphic and telephonic mes
sages and on bequests for charitable or
educational purposes. Beductions In the
tax rate are made In several Instances,
such as beer, cigars, deeds and bills of ex
change. Except in the case of "bucket
shop" operations the new provisions will
go Into effect July 1, 190L Many of the
provisions of the law remain unaltered.
Following is the summary of the prin
Section 1 of the new revenue law pro
vides that the tax on beer, ale, porter,
etc, shall be 51 GO per barrel Instead of
$2. Prior to the Spanish war the tax
was 51 per barrel.
In section 2, the only change Is one
that requires bankers to pay on their
entire capital when they were not In bus
iness the preceding year. The old law
provides for a tax of 550 on a capital not
exceeding 523,000 and 52 for each addi
tional 51000 of capital, computed on the
basis of the capital and surplus for the
preceding fiscal year. In the case of
new banks only the 550 tax was provided,
no matter how large the capital might
be, there being no preceding fiscal year
to supply a different basis of reckoning.
Brokers, pawnbrokers, custom-house
brokers, theaters, circuses, bowling alleys
and billiard-rooms will continue to pay
present rates. Commercial brokers are
not In the new law at all.
The tax on cigars weighing more than
3 pounds per thousand is reduced from
53 CO to 53. On other cigars and cigar
ettes the tax remains unchanged.
Patent medicines are entirely eliminated
from the taxable list, but wine3 are left
No change Is made In the tax on bonds,
debentures, certificates of stock and of
Indebtedness and other documents and In
struments. A new provision going" into effect April
1 requires persons or corporations who
shall conduct "bucket-shops" to pay a
stamp tax of 2 cents for each 5100 of mer
chandise or securities covered by their
Certificates of deposit are omitted from
the bank paper subject to tax. On bills
of exchange the tax is reduced from 4 to
Conveyances under 52500 pay no tax.
For conveyances In which the considera
tion is 52500 to 53000 the tax is reduced
from 52 50 to 25 cents, and for each ad
ditional 5500 the new tax is 25 cents, In
stead of 50 cents.
Telegraphic, telephonic and other dis
patches or messages are omitted from the
On passage tickets between the United
States and any foreign port the taxable
minimum Is raised from 530 to 550 and the
lowest tax Is 50 cents Instead of 51. The
present tax Is 53 on a 560 ticket, and 55
on all higher fares. The new rate Is 50
cents for each increase of 550 in fare.
Ship charters, all insurance policies,
leases, mortgages, powers of attorney,
protests of commercial paper and ware
house receipts, are omitted from the tax
There Is no change In the tax on lega
cies and distributive shares of personal
property, except that a proviso is added
exempting bequests for uses of literary,
charitable or educational character, or for
the encouragement of art, or for societies
for the prevention of cruelty to children.
A section is added authorizing the Sec
retary of the Treasurer, upon recommen
dation of the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, to appoint a competent person
at an annual salary of 53000, whose spe
cial duty It shall be to conduct Investi
gations as may be necessary to secure
the efficient enforcement of the tax Im
posed upon legacies and distributive
shares of personal property.
BACK FROM WASHINGTON.
T. A. Wood Tells of the Fenalon Dill
and Speaker Henderson.
T. A. "Wood, who was with the Indian
War Veterans', who went to Washington
last month to Intercede with members of
Congress on behalf of a pension for his
comrades, has returned, feeling very
much encouraged over the prospects. "I
was 31 days In Washington City," he said,
yesterday, "and Interviewed quite a num
ber of prominent officials, endeavoring to
impress them with the Justice of our
demands, and I think the efforts will
bear good fruit. Speaker Henderson, of
the House, who will probably be Speaker
next session, was opposed to pensioning
the Oregon Indian War veterans, but I
feel sure has been won over to our cause.
He would have been willing to have an
appropriation made In the closing hours
of the session, but" felt that the total
amount of all appropriations had al
ready reached an extraordinary figure,
being well on toward 52,000.000,000. 'You
may say to the veterans that there is no
reason for a failure next session, if the
bill Is properly pushed,' Speaker Hender
Mr. Wood told him that the average
age of the Indian War veterans was now
714 years, and that the day of reward for
their services had already been delayed
too long, and he was asked If he would
promise to do what he could next term.
"I never mortgage the future," Mr. Hen
derson said, "and do not think it would
be right to pledge myself."
The entire delegation called on Pres
ident McKinley, whom the veterans found
busy, but he received them very cor
dially, and said they ought to have been
recognized by Congress ere this.
"We must have fought on the wrong
side," Mr. Wood suggested to the Presi
dent, "as the Iifdlans, whom we were
fighting, have long since been taken care
of on reservations, and National funds
have been expended upon their care and
education, while we have been left to rus
tle for ourselves."
Mr. McKinley replied that the Indians
were complaining also of the meager al
lowances made for their benefit.
"The bill which proposes to relieve the
Indian War veterans of Oregon and
Washington," Mr. Wood said, "is coupled
with one pensioning the Indian fighters of
Florida, who fought savages between the
years 1S17 and 1S5S. The total appropria
tion amounts to 5300,000 a year.
TO ENTERTAIN VISITORS.
ArranRements In Charge of a Joint
Committee of Fifteen.
Arrangements for entertaining members
of the Chicago, Cincinnati, Boston and
St. Louis Commercial Clubs, who will ar
rive March 20. are in charge of a Joint
committee, which was appointed yesterday
by Presidents Cake, of the Commercial
Club; Hahn, of the Chamber of Com
merce, and Connell, of the Board of
Trade. Five were appointed from each
organization. They are:
Chamber of Commerce General Charles
F. Beebe, George Taylor. Jr., D. D. 011
phant, E. Barman, A. H. Devers.
Commercial Club Colonel James Jack
son, H. C. Breeden, R. D. Inman, John
H. Hall. J. E. Haseltine.
Board of Trade J. W. Cruthers, F. E.
Beach, C. W. Miller. Seneca Smith, C. E.
Presidents Hahn, Cake and Connell are
ex-officlo chairman of the respective com
mittees. The Joint committee will meet
at the Commercial Club at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, to lay out the work.
At the meeting yesterday, afternoon,
President Cake pledged 5150 from the Com
merclal Club, and President Hahn the same
amount from the Chamber of Commerce.
President Connell said the Board of Trade
could not, under its rules, draw on lt3
small treasury for entertainment pur-
The New Refrigerators have arrived. Can we interest you?
Lace Collars. Newest things in Neckwear and Belts.
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Today the coming out of Spring and Summer Millinery,
and we wish to introduce you to it. We never had aw'te so
much of beauty for the millinery store. Come and look
with us and you'll agree. Needn't go further than the
shapes and colorings to get enthusiastic. The Meier & Frank
ipolicy has always been not to see how cheap millinery we
could gather, but how pretty, how clever. The handsomest
creations from the foremost artists. Carlier, Esther Meyer,
juiiaitouDoux, are ail represented. The department is at
its best. Come today or tomorrow. (Second floor.)
g Important Sale
of Infant's Goods
This is "Baby's" week at Meier & Frank's.
We want economical mothers to know
where baby clothes can be bought in the
best styles at prices that makes it unwiseto
go to the trouble of making them yourself.
Everything that a baby wears is offered
during this sale at a greatly reduced price.
Come and look anyway. The many dainty
things will delight you.
The special sale of Black Dress Goods
and Black Silks continues through the
week. An exceptional opportunity is
offered for buying the most attractive ma
terials in black at exceedingly low prices.
Included in this sale are big values in
Priestley's cravenetted goods, also warrant
ed black taffeta and peau de sole silks.
Tomorrow Our 611th Surprise Sale
laundered Shirts 1
For our 6nth Friday Surprise Sale we offer 52 dozen
Hen's Uniaundered Shirts, reinforced
short bosom, all sizes, 14 to 17J, well
mrie thrnuphout ot rood materia I. Mm fca Kafil
Exceptional value at 29c. On sale Fri
day morning at the men's furnishing
MEIER & FRANK
poses, but had appointed a committee
consisting of himself, J. W. Cruthers and
F. E. Beach to solicit subscriptions. He
thought $150 could be raised.
SECOND HENSCHEL RECITAL
A. Xotnble Programme Rendered
With nemncknlile Art.
The return concert given by Mr. and
Mrs. Gcorg Hcnschel last night at the
Marquam attracted a large audience that
gave vent to Its enthusiasm with unmis
takable warmth. Never before has Port
land been visited by musicians of truer
culture with surer instincts for the re
finements of art. Their two song recitals
are a factor In our musical development
that can hardly be overestimated. The
fine spirit of enthusiasm that animates
all their work, together with a certain
enthralling grace of personality, makes
them peculiarly en rapport with their au
dience. Mrs. Henschel has a soprano of
unusual purity and sweetness, admirably
trained. Mr. Hcnschel's voice Is not quite
so pleasant In quality. He seems to hold
It too much In reserve, so that there Is
sometimes a lack of roundness to the
tone: he does not allow himself breath
enough to hit the note full and true.
"Whenever he uses his full voice It is al
ways delightfully sonorous and rich.
Most of their work, however, was done In
the "half voice," which, as every one
knows, requires much higher art than
the full voice. But this is a small ppint
to cavil at: and even the most crusty
and hypercritical musician is sure to lose
sight of It In the extraordinary delight
which comes from their interpretative
powers. Mrs. Henschel Is even superior
to Mr. Henschel In this respect. She In
fuses real poetry into her work, and,
notwithstanding that she Is an American,
can Impart the subtle, elusive spirit of
German mysticism with singular success.
But Mr. Henschel's exuberance of en
thusiasm Is very captivating. Among the
numbers that gave the greatest enjoy
ment to the audience last night were the
arias from "Alexander's Faust" (Han
del), from "Scaltra Governatrlce"
(Cocchl), Beethoven's song from "Claud
lne." Loewe's two songs, "The Ruined
Mill," "Henry the Fowler," and Schu
bert's "To Wonder," all sung by Mr.
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Henschel; the Liszt "Die Iioreley," the
Henschel lullaby, the Davldoff "Lelr Be
wegt," and a group of old British folk
songst sung by Mrs. Henschel, and the
duet from "Elijah."
Both Mr. and Mrs. Henschel are re
markably versatile, and the programmes
which perhaps show greater breadth of
musical culture than any that had ever
been previously presented In Portland
were designed to show this quality to
great advantage. Mr. Henschel Is some
thing of an antiquarian, and has ferreted
out from odd corners in Europe many a
quaint and curious old manuscript song.
These, combined with standard compo
sitions, certainly make an unusually rich
and varied programme. The technical
perfection of the programmes must also
be noted, every song being translated
Into English for the benefit of the audi
ence. Mr. Henschel possesses rare gifts as an
accompanist, and tlis added materially
to the artistic success of the evening's
work. Recalls were frequent, and sev
eral of these were given a generous response.
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