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THE MOEISTNG OEEGOIsTAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY S, 1902.
MAY PACK MEETING
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ENTIRE STOCK OF LADIES', MEN'S AND CHILDREN'S SHOES AND1 RUBBERS AT CLEARANCE PRICES.
Tax Payers May Rally for or
SALARY QUESTION TO COME UP
Prospect Are That School Donnl
"Will liefer the Mntter to Annual
Dlntrict Gathering for Final
The teachers In the public schools have
asked for an Increase of salaries, and It
Is probable that when their request
comes before the Board of Education at
Its fccsslon Monday evening, it will be
referred to the annual meeting of school
taxpayers, which will take place on the
20th Inst. The taxpayers meeting will
be held In Assembly hall of the High
School. It has in past years been at
tended by, on an average, 150 out of a
school voting population of about 90u0.
At the meeting a voter's qualifications
are not questioned. He may speak, he
may fay yes or no, and he may upset
the order of the meeting, and the chair
man, not having the necessary Informa
tion at hand, must give him the benefit
of the doubt and recognize him.
The powers of the Board of Education
show a strange conflict of statutes. Un
der the law, the board must be elected
by school taxpayers. The City Council
is elected by all resident taxpayers. The
board must appoint all school teachers,
etc.. but may not levy a tax. The tax
may be levied only at a taxpayers' meet
ing. The City Council, which often has
no taxpayer on Its roll, may levy a tax.
Dropping comparisons and taking up
the annual meeting, it may be said that
the gathering will undoubtedly be a live
ly one. Voters who will attend It will.
It is understood, be better Informed than
in pas-t years. The full report of the
board will, a director said, be published
before the day of the meeting. In order
that all voters may have time to read
and consider questions that are present
ed to them. Heretofore these questions
have been presented at the meetings, and
the only discussion has been by orators
who are able to gain audiences on such
The annual meeting will Intrde Its
regular attendants and others. The oth
ers. ;aid the director, may vote either
for or against the teachers' petition. It
was possible for either side to pack the
meeting. Taxpaylng friends of the teach
ers might drop In a vote for them, and
home others might put in a vote against
them So far as he was concerned, the
teachirs" salaries were good. Some
n II 1 laborers did not receive the mln
imu i of 5G0 per month paid to the gram
mar grade teachers, and hundreds of the
best workingmen did not receive the
maximum salary of 5"0, even -by working
The teachers take a different view of
the matter, and they have presented to
the board a table of the salaries paid In
different cities in the country. From
this table the following examples are
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With increased Telephone facilities, we offer our customers
the promptest possible service.
This Between-Season Time of Our
Is the best sewing time of the whole year. Best because the low
prices on our complete stock cannot be duplicated later, and be
cause dressmakers can now give you prompt attention. Why not
make your preparations complete by buying an
OLDS, WORTMAN & KING
Is as usual, one of the great at-
A light running, ball-bearing i tractions of our clearance sale.
machine, made of the fewest This year, in addition to our
parts, but the best materials ! regular lines, we've added a
money can buy, and with the ' COMPLETE ASSORT
most worthy improvements MENT OF HAND-MADE
known to machinists. WE FRENCH LINGERIE for
GUARANTEE THEM FOR ladies whose tastes incline to
TEN YEARS and our usual ward the elegant in underwear,
prices are much less than you'd j Every garment reduced.
expect to pay. Now they're
EXTREMELY CHEAP. i SILK PETTiCOATS
$23.95 ... for $27.75 Machines ' At our clearance prices are so
$21.60 . . for $24.85 Machines t ridiculously cheap that the
$19.45 . for $22.65 Machines j most economical woman can
Qualities all the same. The j treat herself to one with a clear
difference being in style of conscience. Plenty of styles
table only. Full instructions I to choose from, too, in both
given to purchasers by expert i black and colors. See them in
operator. window and in cloak room.
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John S. Brown & Sons' fine Table Linen greatly reduced during the Clearance Sale. Men's and Boys' Clothing at
the lowest prices ever quoted on the best styies and qualities. Winter Hosiery and Underwear for man, woman or child
at Clearance Priees.
We do not use this Clearance Sale as an excuse for advertising,
for our notion of advertising is that it should be the telling of the news
of the store, and we must be sure that the store has news worth print
ing, worth reading, worth believing, and the Meier & Frank adver
tising shall always be believed. The 1902 Clearance Sale is gaining
greater momentum with each daybuying should be done at the
earliest possible moment, before stocks become depleted. Wearing ap
parel and household effects at lower prices than any other store in town.
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LOWEST PRICES THROUGHOUT ON OUR
.ENTIRE SPLENDID STOCK OF
The leading Carpet event
of the whole twelve months
values and qualities so
good that every intending
purchaser should first visit
us before deciding. All the
standard Carpets at Clear
ance Sale prices. Wiltons
Axminsters Body Brussels Tapestry Brussels Ingrains
Velvets All Art Squares and Mattings greatly re
duced. Linoleums and Mattlng3 at Clearance prices.
Window Shades and Laca Curtains at Clearance prices.
Los Angeles .
Salt Lake City....
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2S00 1SO0 lfOO, 7001
$1200 $ 900
1500, 950 1030
Table Linens by the yard "Dinner Cloths, Napkins,
Doilies, Towels, Toweling, Tea Cloths, Tray Cloths,
etc. The best productions of the best manufacturers
at deeply cut prices.
Best Muslix Underwear
AT LOWEST PRICES
HUNDREDS OF BARGAINS IN
Lace Curtains, Drapery and Upholstery Materials,
Portiers, Couch Covers, Table Covers,
Comforts, Blankets, etc.
EVERY ARTICLE IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT
Reduced in Price
During Our Great Sale
BOY ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
Blanks for statistics had been sent to
125 cities. The average salaries given
were: City superintendent. 53028; prin
cipal of high school. $2333; principal of
grammar school. $1570; teachers of high
school. $ro7 to $1477; teachers of gram
mar schools, $004 to $663. The average
was for 30 cities, beginning with Denver
and closing with Wllkesbarre, which dif
fered from Portland in population by
less than 50.000. The maximum rates per
month were given for grade teachers in
a few Western cities as follows: Spo
kane. $70; "Walla "Walla, $75; Tacoma, $75;
Seattle, $S0; Butte. $75.
PROMINENT CHILEAN LEAVES
Commissioner Lanx Greatly Enjoys
Inspecting Oregon Products.
Sonor Don Enrique Lanz, of Santiago,
Chile, commissioner to the Pan-American
Exposition, who has been spending a few
days in the city, has gone to San Fran
cisco, on his way home. He came here
armed with letters from Commissioner
Dosch. and expressed himself as highly
gratified with the attention shown him
by Commissioner Johnson, George Lam
berson and others.
He was much interested In prune-
growing, and intends to plant 50 or 100
EIGHTEEN - VBAR - OLD CX.AREXCE
CLAIIIC GItOWS TIRED OF LIFE.
A Tiff "Wltli a. Sieejhnrt Driven
the Lnd to Shoot Himself Over
Because he had had a little "tiff" with
his swestheart and was unable to se
cure immediate employment, lS-year-old
Clarence Clark, formerly a messenger boy
for the "Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, became tired of life last night, and
he attempted suicide at the Hotel zur
Rheinpfalz, 253 Front street, by shooting
himself over the heart. The bullet for
tunately struck a rib and traveled around
to his back. Clark was taken In the po
lice patrol wagon to St. Vincent's Hos
pital, where the bullet was extracted, and
It is now thought that he is out of
Clark's father and mother are dead, and
his only known relative In town Is a
brother, who is In ill health. Clarence
Clark used to live with his father in
volver over his heart, and the next mo
ment there was a loud report.
"Catch him! He'll do It again," shouted
several voices. Two men made a spring
for the desperate boy, but he waved them
aside, and .stood there, staggering. His
right hand, containing the smoking pistol,
shook, and he fired a second time, evi
dently aiming for his head, but the bullet
went wild, and was afterward picked up
on the floor, flattened. Before he could
lire a third time he was seized and tne
revolver taken from. him.
"What made you do this?" asked
Thomas Ryder, a young friend.
"Oh, I had private troubles of my own,
I'm tired of living, and I want to die,"
said Clark, doggedly. And then he add
ed: "I could not get work."
John Matthiesen, the proprietor of the
hotel, saw that the Injured boy would
probably bleed to death unless medical
aid was promptly secured, and Ryder and
J. Hymelinck hurried Clark to Dr. "Will
lam C Brun's office, 241 First street,
where It was found that the patient was
shot In the left breast, over the heart.
"This boy had better be taken to the
hospital at once," said Dr. Brans, after
quickly examining the wound. So Clark
was taken" downstairs to Gradon & Koeh
lers drug store, and was afterward hur
ried by Policemen Carr and O. X. Smith
and Jailer Roberts to St. Vincent's Hos
pital. During the drive to the hospital, a
curious conversation over the telephone
taking place at the Rheinpfalz
cow on the East Side, but when the old i -was
pr. nn il tnto mnr ntln.m TTo. ' man tiled tnc OOV DCgUU IU euiu oit i mr-r-r wu wur li-ici'muiic. aim . luus
.nv th nrnn nrun ovhihito r,t Tff. I living as a messenger boy for the Western l man went to the receiver and said
falo. and was anxious to learn how thev Union, at tne onice ai .iniru ana sun
-nore dried and prepared. He was taken i street. He is a stout-looKing. stocKy iaa.
to Vancouver by Commissioner Johnson and several months ago he began to drive
and shown through the drying and pack- ! a butcher's wagon for the Fulton glar
ing establishment of Kelly & Clarke and ket. Third street, but he stopped working
General Bacon's evaporator. He says I there about a week ago. He boarded at
thev dry their prunes in the open air In I the Hotel zur Rheinpfalz. and paid his
Chile and occasionally lose heavily from t way there regularly. Of late he had tele
rains. phoned considerably to a girl whose name
He "was also interested in Oregon lum- j is not known; in fact, he was so often at
ber. and says the Orecon lumber ex-i the telephone with the receiver glued to
hibit at Buffalo was the finest there. He
was taken through several of the large
sawmills here, and was much Impressed
with the manner in which the huge logs
were handled. He says he has a small
sawmill on his estate, and raises pop
lar trees to be made into lumber. The
trees are irrigated and grow very fast,
and when he gets an order for lumber
he cuts a tree or two and saws them up.
He does not cut the trees until ordered,
to give them a chance to grow as much
Don Enrique raises cattle, barley and
wheat on his large estate. The best
wheat is known as Oregon wheat. A
his left car that more than one boarder
remarked: "There's that kid 'phoning to
his girl again." Letters addresed in a
girl's handwriting used to arrive, and the
perusal of their contents used to bring a
beaming smile to the boy's face.
Shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon Clark met a messenger boy he knows
at the Western Union main office, and he
"Is that the Rheinpfalz?" asked a girlish
"Is Clarence Clark there? Tell him I
want to speak to him at once," went on
The young man coughed in an embar
rassed sort of way, and then said: "Well,
crerthe fact Is Clarence Clark is not
here now. I'm sorry to tell you that he
shot himself a short time ago."
"Oh, he did not hurt himself, anyway.
He did it for a 'bluff all right. Never
mind who's talking. Good-bye," said the
sweet, girlish voice.
The young man hung up the receiver,
amazed, and when he told the other young
men around him of the conversation with
the fair unknown, one man said: "Huh!
Thousands and thousands of yards
of the handsomest Laces and Em
broideries being sacrificed during
the Great Annual Clearance Sale
The daintiest Swiss, Nainsook and
Cambric Embroideries edges, in
sertions and allovers Immense
variety of pretty designs-v-Bargain
lots too numerous to mention. We
are headquarters for Lace and Em
The most active Mid-Winter sell
ing in our hhtory we are now ex
periencing in our C.oak and Suit
Department. The cloak buyer went
East last night. As usual we expect
great things from his trip. Mean
lime we continue the gr at Clear
ance Sale to reduce his stock to thi
lowest point beforeSprin purchases
commence to come in. The most
decisive reductions on Suits, Jack
ets, Skirts, Costumes, Wraps, Walk
ing Suits and Skirts, Silk Waist3 and
Petticoats, Wrappers, Eiderdown
Sacques and R-)bes, Children's Wear
ing Apparel, etc.
$ ?. fm
Supply all your linen wants
during the Clearance Sale. It
means in most instances a sav
ing of from 15 to 25 percent,
en all lines No better linens in
the world than our John S.
Brown & Sons' Highest in
quality Greatast variety of
styles Superior in finish
Unequaled in value. Bed
Spreads, Towels, Toweling, Bath
Towels, Sheets, Pillow Cases,
Sheeting, Muslins, etc., all greatly reduced in price.
2000 yards of handsome new Tule De Nord Ginghams
stripes, checks and corded effects
Beautiful array of patterns new
est Spring styles, per yard
The superiority of this Muslin Underwear display must
be at once apparent to the intelligent con- 'iS
sumer, not merely in these few hints, but Jxy
throughout the entire large gathering. T
Corset Covers 19c to $ 8.00 tv J )Tr
Drawers 15c to $ 9.50 'A'fth.
Skirts 98c to $22.00 wVJk
Chemise 48c to $11.00 ffl Kl1)
Night Robes 43c to $18.00 t V V
High-grade French Underwear mag- ('?v
nlficent styles at greatly reduced prices. rSS
Infants' Wear at Clearance Sale Prices. SfcngT
Corsets, Art Goods, etc., at Clearance Sale Prices.
Trunks and Traveling Bag3
the durable kind, at amaz
ingly low prices. Anticipate
your wants at these prices.
34-inch canvas Trunk, water
proof painted, steel fasteners,
heavy lock and bolts, two heavy
leather straps, re- CC JT lf
markable value . ... 40AU
32-Inch heavy duck - covered
Trunk, all steel fixtures, Excel
sior lock, two heavy leather
18-Inch genuine alligator club Bag,
leather lined, brass ( A Q
trhnlngs,$6.25 val. tP.O
Bag, leather lined, d'" TfK
brass fittings V
13-inch full stock leather
All odds and ends of Suit Cases, Telescopes, Traveling
Bags and Trunks at greatly reduced prices.
Meier & Frank Company
Fleier & Frank Company
Jured boy will recover. Within a few J
minutes after the shooting. Clark's broth
er was with him. and the meeting be-
tween the two orphan boys was touchinp.
The shooting was about the cole topic I
of conversation between veteran messen
ger boys last night, and the usual bit of
comment was: "Who'd thought Kid Clark
would have done it?"
TO PAItfT OREGON SCENES
Chnrlea It. Hall to Prepare Canvasses
for St. Louis Fair.
Charles R. Hall. who. with two broth
ers, has an art studio In Omaha, and Is
about to remove to Seattle, came to
Portland yesterday on his way to visit
the Cascades, of which he Is making an
oil painting for exhibition at the St.
Louis Fair. The Halls arc painting a
dozen pictures of Northwestern scenery
for exhibition there, three scenes from
each of the Pacific Coast States and
from British Columbia. The canvas of
each will be about 30x50 inches. The
pictures are painted from nature at some
favorable mood, the colorings being In
dicated at the time by a scheme of color
Mf) UllflUCC' CTATCfWCMT i obstructions In harbor or channel of the
lllK. nUUIlLJ O I A I LlYlLri I i last season which so damaged, not alone
individual snippers. DUt me repuiauon 01
DEMAND OX SWIGER.T WAS
PISKSOXAL AXD PRIVATE.
He Snym That He (Swlprert) Is Xo
Gentleman, and He (Hashes) Is
Merely Doin? His Duty.
PORTLAND, Jan. 7. (To the Editor.)
As I am repeatedly asked for my sldo
of a subject, to one bide of which The
Oregonian has devoted several columns,
and I am weary of giving repeated ex
planation. I ask for a few HneH of space
to answer publicly, once and for all.
I am at all times ready to answer to
the public, collectively and individually,
for my action as a member or officer of
the Port of Portland Commission, even
to the smallest detail. For my private
action, I answer to no one save those di
rectly affected thereby. There appears
to be an impression that I, as president
this port. A 30-lnch dredge, having
capacity of 6,000.000 yards per year, and
capable of keeping river and harbor open
for vessels of any size, would now be at
work, instead of one of doubtful capacity
being still In embryo, and a drydock
would now be nearlng completion.
The record of the Commission speaks
for itself. Believing that It was my duty
as a Commissioner to understand any
work which I undertook for the public, I
should all resign from the Port of Port
land Commission, and you suggest that
it Is up to them "to consider the merits
of this rare suggestion."
Didn't It ever occur to Commisslr - r
Banfleld and to yourself that if he h.m
self alone should resign harmony would
be restored 'to the Commission, as he
alone has Invariably stood with Swlgcrt
and Adams in their efforts to thwart tha
well-matured schemes of Mr. Hught .
who has given both time and attention
to the very serious problem of keepr g
our river open, wnicn neitner oi ino
have devoted several years of my time ( three young combined kickers have dono?
and my best ability to a careful study of j jf BantleM will take his own medicine
iue wurii uuuu uy im buuimuaivu narmony win De resioreu. in me inu i
the means to be employed. I have given I ests 0f tne public, he should swallow tho
my time anu oest enort 10 xne worn, oi
the Commission, doing my best even
against the steady opposition of the Com
missioners. If advocating at all times,
earnestly and to the best of my ability,
what I know to be for the best Interests
of this nort and city, opposing in the
A QUIET LOOKER-OX.
Mr. Rlclinrilftiin Xot n Democrat.
PORTLAND, Jan. 7. (To the Editor)
I notice In this morning'" Oregonian tint
the Democratic Central Committee, at it
meeting last night, recommended me
same manner what 1 know to be against i one of the judges of election for tho
Haven't heard of any said the other i
boy. while the gloom deepened on Clark s
face. He walked to the Rhvinpfalz and
sat down on a chair near the door and
began to rend a letter which he dre.w
favorite wheat here at one time was from hLs side pocket. Apparently the
known as Chile club. He took several
samples of Oregon wheat home with him
Don Enrique was taken to call on Mr.
Ewald, the Chilean Consul, and to visit
Balfour, Guthrie & Co. and talk about
wheat, and had a chat with Dr. Card
well on the subject of prunes, and alto
gether enjoyed himself Immensely while
paid: "Hullo, kid. are there any letters jve seen Clark with a young girl more
for me at your place?" i than once."
jkiayoe sne is ine one who wroie mc
letter that made him blue, and the same
girl who has just 'phoned," suggested an
other man. But the subject proved too
hard a nut to crack, and In five min
utes the smoking and reading of news
papers went on. and the ehooting of Mes
senger Clark was forgotten.
Clark was examined at the hospital by
City Physician Zan, and after the pa
tient had been placed under the Influence
of an anesthetic It was found that the
bullet had struck a rib and had gone
around to his back. The bullet was Just
under the skin, and was easily extracted.
Unless blood poisoning seta in. the in-
letter did not afford him much satisfac
tion, for he afterward sat staring mood
ily into vacancy. Other boarders, mostly
men. were seated near him. reading news
papers and magazines. Clark was then
seen to draw out a revolver and play with
it, and one man was just about to re
prove him for exhibiting the weapon, but
changed his mind. Suddenly, about 7
1 n'niAtu. Clark m seen, to xlacc the re-
ratings that serve as a guide to the art- of thp Port or Portland Commission, de
1st when he puts tne scene on canvas- manded the resignation of Mr. Swigert
The three pictures for Oregon will be as a commissioner, and that the matter
the scene at the Cascades, which will be ls a puijiic one guch is not the case.
called "Tho "Whisper of the "U heel, be- , My letter t0 Mr. Swigert was individual. .
cause fish wheels loom up prominenti in private. personal. To the best of my rec
lt; Mount Hood and moonlight on the , Election. It was not even written on
Pacific off the mouth of the Columbia. paper 0f tne Port of Portland. I certaln
For Washington the three pictures will lv paId tne postage on It out of my own
be Mount Rainier, the Pacific Ocean from pocket, and It was signed by me as an
the Washington shore and sunset on Pu- IndlvIduai. Though I demanded Mr. Swi-
them, knowing neither friend nor roe In
the work, having no jobs to secure for
personal friends, opposing the serving of
all private Interests, Is Imperialism, I
am an imperialist, always have been, and
always expect to be, where the Interests
of tlils city are concerned; nor have I
ever asked, nor do I expect ever to ask,
KIchth "Ward. As I have never been
Democrat or anllated with them during
my residence here of over 20 years I
fail to see what their motive was In nam
ing me for the position. It could not pos
sibly be a mistake, as many present at
that meeting were iell aware that I
was a member of the Roosevelt Repultil-
nnv favors from the nubile in return for i can Club during the last election, and
doing what I consider nothing more nor j am still a member of that club, bt ing
less than my duty as a citizen. If you
I will give this space in some obscure cor
ner of your paper, I will be greatly
obliged. Very truly yours.
ELLIS G. HUGHES.
get Sound. The Yosemlte alley, tne re
turn of the Queen ai me uuiu """
and the sunlit Sacramento are the scenes
selected for California. For British Co
lumbia the pictures will be sunset on
the Selklrks, moonlight on the Sound and
gert's resignation, for the reason that I
considered him unfit for the position
which he holds I did so on grounds per-
It might conduce to a clearer public
understanding of the merits of this con-
elected secretary for the enduing two
years at a meeting held on last Saturday
evening. S. G. RICHARDSON.
sonal between him and myself. He had ' text OI' tne correspondence that passed i
between himself and air. awigert. as
If Baby Is Ciittlnjcj Teetli.
i B sure-and use that old and well-tried remedy.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothinc Syrup, for children
troversy if Mr. Hughes would expose tne ala3 n paln. rures Wnd ccuc and Ularr x-i.
but to answer the letter as it was writ
ten. Had Mr. Swigert. been a gentleman,
the matter would have remained where j
for The Oregonlan's part in this matter.
Mr. Hall is entnuaiasuc oer uic atcn- , Jt beionged. It concerns neither the Port
ery of the Pacific Coast, and thinks these of Portiand Commission nor the public,
paintings will do much to attract atten- i As for the reports 0f what I have said,
tion to this country. He says that Is . nlne.tcnths of it Is pure fabrication,
what made California grow so fast, and Ag for the cnarge of imperiallsm. in a
if Oregon and Washington can get their I commisson which has six votes to one.
scenery before the world they will reap ( tQ tne average intelligence the charge ap
corresponding advantago from It. pears silly. Had I been the dictator rep-
'resented, had the Commission even al-
Persons suffering from sick headache, iowea me to do so, I would have put
dizziness, nausea, constipation, pain in Qur dredge Jn such condition last Spring
.f-TUlJvtpu ne UaI 0t that we would have had none of the
it has endeavored to report the facts as
nearly as it could ascertain them: and It
does not discover from this letter that
Mr. Hughes has corrected It In any par
ticular. Who Shonld Resign?
PORTLAND, Jan. 7. (To the Editor.)
Tou editorially mention the fact this
morning that Commissioner Banfleld sug
gests that Hughes, Swigert and Adams