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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 17, 1901)
THE MOBNING OBEGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1901,
S, IRTli &
Santa Claus wants you to see the great collection of Christ
mas goods he has left at our store. The early comers will see
them to the best advantage.. Remember only seven business
days now till Christmas, and this week is best for satisfactory
Christmas Sale of
Ladies' Walking Skirts
Our entire stock, lately much
increased by many new
arrivals this week, at
Unquestionably the largest
and most "value thick" skirt
stock ever shown in Port
land. As Christmas pres
ents they would receive a
Whether for dress or street
wear, can be selected here
now from a choice variety,
AT HALF OR LESS
Handsome dress hats, worth
to $12.00, at $4.75.
All remaining street hats,worth
to $2.45, at 69c each.
of Black Silks
Just the kinds that make good
Christmas gifts Peau de
Soies, Duchess, Faille, Gros
Grains, Surahs, Almas and
Rhadamas. They're good as
gold the year through. Buy
this week while
$1.25 grades are $1.09 yd
$1.50 grades are $1.29 yd
to $2.50 grades, at $2.18 yd
and Glass Floor
Is notable with interest these
holiday times. A look
through its various branches
will disclose suitable gifts for
all kinds of dainty articles in
Fancy China, Cut Glass,
Sterling Silver and Rogers
Bros. Silverware, and this
ON ALL DINNER
SETS AND LAMPS.
Black and Colored
Wool Dress Goods
In the popular, plain weaves,
such as Venetians, Poplins,
Whipcords, Prunellas, etc.,
$1.75 qualities, at $1.51 yd
$2.00 qualities, at $1.69 yd
to $2.50 qualities, at. . .$2.18 yd
SHOE FOR WOMJEftl
Our large family has repre
sentatives from all the best
makers. Sizes from the tiny
penny dolls to aristocratic
grown-up dolls. Dressed or
undressed. All with pretty
faces and shapely bodies.
Be sure and bring the chil
dren to enjoy them.
BY EXPRESS TODAY-MORE CREAM
We wish to call your attention to our elegant assortment of
LADIES' POCKET BOOKS
GENTLEMEN'S CARD CASES
PURSES, BILL BOOKS
and LAP TABLETS'
All leather goods purchased at our store marked free of
charge during the holiday season. See our window disomy
on Third Street. F y
GENERAL RANDALL BACK
Attends session op army board
i washington, d. c.
jTotlilnsr Done Yet as to Extension
and Improvement of Vancouver
Barracks Glad to Return.
Brigadier-General George M. Randall,
commander of the Department of the
Columbia, returned last night from Wash
ington, D. C, where he -was called by an
order from Secretary of War Root, direct
ing that all commanders of departments,
Jand others named, assemble In Washing
ton to act as an advisory board to the
The sessions of the board were held at
the War Department, and Lleutenant
General Nelson A. Miles. Commander-in-Chief
of the Army, presided. The follow
ing were present: Major-General John R.
Brooke, Department of the East, of New
York City; Major-General Elwell S. Otis,
Department of the Lakes, Chicago; Major
General Arthur MacArthur. Department
Df Colorado. Denver; Major-General S. M.
B. Young, Department of California, San
Francisco; Brigadier-General George -M.
Randall, Department of Columbia, Van
couver Barracks, Wash.; Brigadier-General
William H. Kobbe. recently of the
Departments of Mindanao and Yolo. Phil
ippine Islands; Brigadier-General Wallace
fc Randolph, Chief of Artillery, and Brigadier-General
Alfred E. Bates, Paymaster-General.
The call for the board was the first or
der of the kind issued by the War De
partment since the Civil War. The ob
ject of the Secretary was to lay before
the board information relating to the
Army, with a view to obtaining recom
mendations and suggestions from the
most competent men in the country to
consider the questions Fubmitted. It was
generally understood that the principal
Subject to be discussed was a plan for the
reorganization of the Army barracks and
posts. The plan Included the abandon
ment of undesirably located pests and the
Substantial enlargement and improvement
of those retained.
While General Randall has never pub
licly made the statement, it was under
stood that he intended urging upon the
board the desirability of enlarging the
Vancouver barracks and materially im
proving the accommodations provided for
(he troops. By reason of the "merging
Jf the Departments of Alaska and Co
lumbia, the department presided over by
Iffneral Randall is the second largest in
the Army in the number of men under the
Jurisdiction of a single department com
nandcr. and there has been expectancy
that something would be done upon Gen
eral Randall's suggestion.
"I cannot say what I will recommend
when the time comes," said General Ran
dall last night, at the Portland, "but as
yet nothing has been done or considered
regarding improvements to Army posts
and barracks. The work of the board Is
by no means completed: in fact, it is
hardly begun. We adjourned to meet
again In Washington January 10, when we
shall resume our labors. I am not at lib
erty to discuss the questions submitted to
us. We were called together by the
Secretary of War. and ho will outline to
us the subjects he wishes considered and
give us such information as he wishes.
"I am leaving in the morning for Van
couver Barracks, where I shall spend the
first Christmas with my family in four
years. In 1S97 I was in Alaska, the year
following in Cuba, and then In Alaska
again. We had a rather uncomfortable
trip across the continent, encountering a
series of snow storms and blizzards, which
began in Ohio and continued until we
reached the Pacific Coast. There are no
changes contemplated in any of the posts
in this department, and I can say little
else than that I am glad to be back on
the Coast, and that I shall surely enjoy
Doing: the Business.
The Brownsville Woolen Mills Store has
been filled with people for the past few
days being fitted out with their Winter's
supply of clothing, underwear, blankets
and furnishing goods. It is not the big
store nor the glare of lights which bring
the people, but the fact that the old re
liable Brownsville Woolen Mills Store Is
selling out their entire stock at about half
price. Monday we opened up nearly 200
new suits, which are cut latest style; all
new goods. They all go In at hair price.
Tuesday morning we receive 1S5 pairs of
blankets, direct from the. mill. They will
only last a few days. Get your order in
early at the store, on Washington street,
between First and Second streets.
NEW XMAS PRESENTS.
We have just received, and now dis
played in our framed-picture department,
"which has Just been refitted,'' the latest
goods in this line; water colors, etchings,
pastels, oils, carbons, Copley prints, pho
tographs, etc All are invited. You will
be well paid for your time, whether you
wish to purchase or not. Store open
evenings until after Xmas. 170 First
street, between Morrison and Yamhill.
Sanborn, Vail & Co.
STORE OPE? EVENINGS
Life is so short. Cook's Imperial Extra
Dry Champagne will help you to enjoy It.
It aids digestion and will prolong It.
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STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
THE REGULAR. STOCKS are overflowing with
things of unusual beauty Jewelry, Silverware,
Handkerchiefs, PockeUBooks, Chatelaines,
Fans, Books, Umbrellas, Perfumes, Art Pottery,
Men's Wear but the list Is too long
AWfUAL SALE OF
LARGER AND BETTER VARIETY TO SELECT
FROM THAM EVER BEFORE
$5.00 Holiday Umbrellas $4.15
$6.00 Holiday Umbrellas $4.95
$7.00 Holiday Umbrellas $5.95
$7. 50 Holiday Umbrellas $6.25
$9.00 Holiday Umbrellas $7.50
$10.00 Holiday Umbrellas $8.25
A great purchase of up-to-date
Glove Certificates ?old at the Glove Department (Main floor.)
Entire stock of Furs, Suits, Costumes, Long1 Coats, etc., at reduced prices.
Holiday Handkerchief section on the second floor Many bargain.
Entire stock of Sterling Silver and Brass Novelties reduced.
Seven Days Away
One week from tomorrow is Christmas
But seven trade days in which to make all
preparations There must be hurrying at the
best, and not a day should be lost in complet
ing Christmas lists and filling: them as rapidly
as the almost immeasurable resources of this
great holiday gathering will permit Over two
score of holiday times have come and gone since
we commenced telling our story of Christmas
merchandise, and never in all these years has
this been so much of a Christmas store in its
decorations and gathering as now.
Men's $10.00 Fine Wool
One hundred and fortytwo sold yesterday.
Today will see the last of them. Undoubtedly the
greatest bargains ever offered In this line.
A GREAT STOCK OF
TOyS, D0llS and
AT LOWEST PRICES.
New pictures, worth $I.OO, at
200 framed photo colors in
gilt frames with brass orna
merits, worth $1.25, at
lOO framed cabinet pictures,
in new idea frames. Very ar
tistic. SPECIAL, FROM
$1.50 to $2.
SO unique Pictures, by Iim
ble, called "Piccaninnies'very
oddly framed. For children's
REAL EBONY TOILET
Jin appropriate, appreciated
gift for men.
AT SPECIAL SALE
A big assortment of Hair
Brushes, Whisks, Clothes and
Hat Brushes, Military Brushes
THE ENTIRE STOCK AT
Jin exquisite collection of
Holiday Stationery, approprl
ately put up in Holly, Mistletoe
and Ribboned Boxes.
Price, 25c to $2.50.
CHRISTMAS CARDS AND
Our entire stock of high
class Neckw3ar at reduced
prices Stocks, Jabots, Per
sian Scarfs, Liberty Silk Boas,
Ostrich Feather Baas, Lace
Collars, etc. All at special
There's no end to the sug
gestiveness of the book store
for Christmas buyer- Books
of every kind are givable
books ior young or old The
largest holiday book store in
town Calendars and Christ
Men's Smo-cing Jackets.
Beautiful Oriental Rugs.
Men's Silk Suspenders.
A handsome Tr iveling Bag.
A yard of real Duchess Lace.
A set of John Brown's Linens
A pair of "Perrins" Gloves.
A swell new Umbrella.
A -pair of 'Easefolt" Shoes.
A nair of fine Blanktts.
A box of Silk Ho3e.
Hundreds and thousands of
desirable gifts in our big
basement Crockery, Fancy
China of every description,
Dinner Sets, Chocolate Sets,
Vases, Statuary, Lamps, Cut
Glass, Chafing Dishes, Five
o'Clock Teas, Cutlery, Solid
Silver, Carving Sets, Vene
tian Vases, Candelabra, Sil-ver-Plated
Tea Sets, Bric-a-Brac,
CIO ennh boj- vrlio can vrorlc
through the entire day.
Experienced parcel -wrappers.
Offers big opportunity for
selecting a pleasing Christ
mas gift at a low price.
All stylish Long Coats
greatly reduced in price.
Entirs stock of Furs at spe
All man-tailored Suits, in
new style?, reduced.
All high - class Costumes
greatly reduced in price.
Silk Pettieoats reduced.
Third floor Is as busy as a
bee-hive these days A foree
of 45 salespeople to serve
you in Toyland, still there's
little comfort -in afternoon
trading Come in the morn
ing, more room to edge
'round You find the same
splendid merchandise, and
you'll go home better natured
Purchases will be laid aside
and delivered at any date
desired Toys, Dolls, Games.
Stationery 5 bargains.
Brass Goods 4 bargains.
Handkerchiefs 7 bargains.
Boy3 Clothing 4 bargains.
Sterling Silver All reduced.
Perfumes 7 bargains.
Smoking Jackets 2 bargains
Man's Slippers 4 bargains.
Rugs 5 bargains.
Leather Goods Special value
Bargains in Fancy China.
Meier & Frank Co.
Meier & Frank Co.
TWO HUNTS, ONE PENSION
HOOD niVER PARMER IX JAIL OX
CHARGE OF SWIXDLIXG.
Richard M. Hunt Belnp Hln Same,
He Is Said to Have Tried to Ira
personate R. 31. Hunt, Xo. 2.
Richard M. Hunt, proprietor of a small
fruit farm at Hood River, was arrested
last Friday on complaint of Special Pen
sion Acent Cowan, and Is now In the
county jail, In Portland, awaiting exami
nation on a charge of attempting to ob
tain by fraud a pension as a soldier in
the Civil War. The widow of the origi
nal Richard M. Hunt, who resides In Kan
sas, has been trying to secure a pension
since the death of her husband, and it
came to light that at the same time this
Richard M. Hunt, of Hood River, was
trying1 to secure a pension as the man
who Mrs. Hunt Is certain Is dead and
burled. There are some very singular
features connected with the affair. The
Hood River man has an Intimate 'knowl
edge of the services of the other Hunt,
who Is said to be dead, but the men he
mentions as his comrades and members
of the same company insist that it was
the alleced dead man with whom they
It Is said that a man desorted .from the
company In which Hunt served, and some
Imagine that thl3 deserter may be the
Hood River man, now under arrest: tut
there Is nothing to show that such Is the
case. It is only a surmise. One thing Is
certain, which is, that the same Richard
M. Hunt Is not dead in Kansas and alive
here, and the pension agent and the courts
will endeavor to have the muddle Involv
ing the two men cleared up. It has been
suggested that, if the living Hunt could
marry the widow of the dead Hunt, mat
ters would be simplified;-but, unfortunate
ly, the living Hunt has a wife and several
stepchildren at Hood River.
month past. Judge Cake stated yesterday
that the police ought to endeavor to cap
ture the robber, as he has held up peo
ple Inside of the city limits as well as
beyond the limits of the city; but he said
the county authorities will do their part
in trying to get the man. Speaking with
PUT A PRICE ON HIS HEAD
County Court "Will Probnhly Offer
Reward for Fulton Bandit.
The Counts Clerk will probably offer an
additional reward for the arrest and con
viction of the Fulton highwayman, who
has been operating almost daily for a
reference to the matter. Judge Cake said:
"Perhaps the J23 reward offered for the
arrest and conviction of persons for rob
bery and burglary Is not enough in this
particular case, and we may pick this out
as a special case and offer more. We
have to be careful, and we felt that way
when we offered the $500 In the Morrow
case: but It seems to have been a suc
cess." Deputy Sheriffs have gone out several
times to capture this man. but obtained
no clew to his Identity or whereabouts,
and. as the deputies have other work to
do, they did not remain on the scene.
"What Hit AVIllIum PattemonT
William Patterson was a 'aasy" prison
er at the Municipal Court yesterday, when
he was charged with be.ng on the streets
after hours. Judge Cameron stated that
the police had had considerable trouble
with him, and that the sentence would be
SO days In jail. Patterson sneered, and as
hp was led away to Jail he said: "Kan
"Bring back that man. What was It he
said?" called out the Judge.
"He said 'Kangaroo Court,' sir," said
"Your sentence Is Increased to 60 days In
jail," stated the Judge, addressing Pat
, terson. "You must consider yourself
lucky In getting off so eafcily. We will
havo a rock pile before long to take care
of such as you." The prisoner walked
away very quietly this time.
SACRIFICE SALE OF
We have THREE HUNDRED SMOKING and HOUSE
JACKETS in stock all of this season's purchase, which
we have determined to close out at a sacrifice. We have
that we expect to sell them all by Saturday night. This is
an opportunity to obtain a handsome holiday present at a
price never approached in Portland. Note the prices
AH our $5.00 Jackets reduced to ... $3.65
AH our $8.00 Jackets reduced to ... $5.85
All our $10.00 Jackets reduced to $7.15
AH ur $15.00 Jackets reduced to $10.00
NO JACKETS RESERVED
NONE SENT ON APPROVAL
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S. E. COR. FOURTH AND MORRISON STS.
1 AS XMAS GIFTS I
roreti ii auzaan
NOTHING BETTER APPRECIATED
THAN A FUR FOR XMAS. K'
We have the largest selection in the West and our prices
are lower than the lowest. Investigate and learn this to
CLOAKS AND SUITS
Are also good gifts.
Send for catalogue. Store open evenings till Xmas.
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LARGEST AND LEADING W
FURRIERS OF THE WEST "" 9
, 28.1-285 MOR1USOS STREET. PORTLAND. OltEGOX.
FUR JACKETS In Alaska Sealskin (Lon
don dye), Broadtail, Persian Lamb, Otter,
Astrakhan, Nearseal, etc.
FUR CAPES In Sealskin, Persian Lamb,
Mink, Beaver, Otter, Black Marten,
FUR COLLARETTES In the newest styles
in all the fashionable furs.
FUR BOAS In Cluster styles; Animal
head Scarfs, Fox Boas and Alaska Bear
Complete assortment of Fur Rugs and Robes.
Special on White Angora Collars and Muffs
for one week only.
G. P. RUMMELIN & SONS,
The Leading and Reliable Furriers of
Store open evenings. 126 SECOND ST., near Washington
Library Association of Portland ?
Hour trow 9 A. M. to 91. M., oxcopt Sunday and hohJjp,
$5.00 7 YBHR
SPECIAL RATES TO STUDENTS. -
$1.50 7Z QUKRTSR
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