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THE MOBNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMkEB, 2, 1902.
TAX FOR SALOONS
New License Scale to
x Be Adopted.,
BASIC RATE IS $400
Additional Amount Fixed for
Side Entrances. .
EXTRA $300 ON CONCERTHALLS
Liquor License Committee of Coun
cil Frame. Xew Ordinance
Clubmen Protest, but JTo
Action Is Taken.
PROPOSED NEW LIQUOR LI
Ordinary saloora, one entrance, per
Saloons, -with side doors or family
entrances and boxes, additional
Saloons, with concert halls, addi
tional license 300
Restaurants, eelllne liquor, to closi y
from 1 to 5 A. M
Drug stores selling liquor except
by physician's prescription 400
Grocery stores selling liquor in orig
inal packages - 400
The liquor license committee of the
Common Council adopted the foregoing
acale of licenses yesterday, and seven
Councllmen who were present said they
would support the measure at the meet
ing of the municipal body tomorrow af
ternoon. As the seven constitute a ma
jority, the ordinance may be considered
as good as passed, and If the vote should
be favorable it will taTce effect on the
10th of the month. The collection of li
censes under it, however, will not be be
gun until the first of the year.
The amended ordinance brought out a
delegation from the commercial and so
cial clubs when it was taken up. Presi
dent H. M. Cake, of the Commercial Club;
Secretary Sanderson Reed, of the Arling
ton Club, and Julius Silvestone, repre
senting the Concordia Club, were in the
list of those present, and each had a com
plaint to make against ,the inclusion of
his respective club in the license ordi
nance.. Mr. Cake thought the city had
no legal right to tax bis club. The or
ganization had been duly Incorporated,
was the rendezvous of business men, and
was conducted for the benefit of the city.
Liquor was not sold for a profit, and the
club could not be held subject to the sec
tion of the charter providing for the li
censing of retailers. Mr. Cake supported
his contention with several citations, all
of which tended to show that only clubs
organized for the especial purpose of dis
pensing liquor at a profit could be held
liable for the license fee.
For the Concordia Club, Mr. Silvestone
said the organization was purely a social
one, received no profit from the bar, and
could not afford to pay the city a license.
Mr. Reed said .that if the Arlington
Club was liable to a tax It would pay, but
he doubtfd whether the club was prop
erly assessable. He was of opinion that
the Council's licensing powers were for
the purpose of regulation, and the club
did not need police regulation. If there
should be any tax at all, It should be for
revenue only. But as to the tax of 400 a
year, the club could not pay It.
"Everybody will laugh when they hear
the announcement that the club cannot
pay," he went on, "but that is the truth
of the matter. We have Just struggled
through years of debt. If the Commer
cial Club can meet the license of 5100 a
quarter. It must be In a prosperous con
dition. "We might not object to a tax
"If the clubs are to be taxed by other
than the license ordinance," said City
Attorney McNary, "it must be by the oc
cupation tax. Under the state law the
minimum liquor license is $400. I am a
member of the Commercial Club, and I
do not think it can pay that sum."
"Does the Arlington Club pay any
taxes now?" asked Mr. Flegel.
"It pays all taxes on real and personal
property, etc.," said Mr. Reed.
All Must Have License.
"With that the audience ended and the
three clubmen departed. The committee
then took up the license ordinance. When
the first section of the present ordinance
was read Mr. Bentley offered a substitute
providing that no person, persons, firm or
corporation shall sell liquor directly or in
directly without first having obtained a
license "from the city.,
"This will not eliminate the clubs," he
explained. "My object Is to make the ordinance-briefer,
and the briefer the1 bet
ter." "The whole ordinance is all right as it
stands," said Mr. Zimmerman, "and the
only trouble is that it is not enforced
by the police."
"We need not ask the Chief of Police
to enforce the ordinance, for we can en
force it ourselves," said Mr. Flegel.
"Well," said Zimmerman, "we could re
fuse to grant a license to anybody who
does not keep on the right side of the
Chairman Slgler asked If the Council
men thought the present ordinance
should be'contlnued In force, and Flegel
said it should, but with a few amend
ments. He favored higher licenses In
some cases, but he would not agree to
an all-night saloon provision or to licens
ing disreputable nouses which nqw pay no
tax to the city.
"Let them sell liquor as sat present?"
asked Messrs. Bentley and Sigler at the
same, time, "You cannot drive them out
of town," added the latt?r. "Public sen
timent is against it. Mayor Williams
tried to close them, but he could not."
"And the Mayor came near being beaten
by this public sentiment." observed Mr.
Sharkey. "The business men do not
favor the closing of these houses or the
What Flegel Would Do.
"It would be easy to stop the sale of
liquor in these houses, just the same."
declared Mr. Flegel. "I am willing to
volunteer with others to make a personal
inspection of them, weekly If necessary.
If three members of this committee will
stand "by me. I will guarantee to close
such places as combination souses by the
first of the year. I am willing to make
"It will be only an attempt," said Mr.
"Now." Mr. Flegel went on, "there is
that Owl saloon man who came up to us
a short time ago and confessed to us
the sort of a house he was keeping. Un
der our oaths as officers we" should have
revoked his license at once, but we let
him off with a warning."
"I am -willing to stand "by you If the
police will come In." said ,Mr. Zimmer
man. "I am told that there are 2 or 14
of those disreputable houses in the city,
and that some of them sell more beer.and
whisky than many of the saloons."
Mr. Bentley's substitute was defeated
and the original section was retained.
For section 2 he offered as a substitute
that "all persons, firms and corporations
who are subject to the United States
Government license shall be subject to
the terms of this ordinance."
"The Government is collecting revenue
from these disreputable places, and why
should not the city?" he asked. "As to
the clubs, I believe that if we should ex
empt them It would invalidate the ordi
nance." "I do not think that Mr. Cake's cita
tions apply to this case," said Flegel.
"The clubs have been exempted In the
past that ja, they never paid."
The substitute was adopted, and sec
tion 4 was passed over. Amendments to
section 5 were presented by both Mr.
Bentley and City Auditor Devlin. The
former's named licenses as follows: For
restaurants selling liquor and having no
private dining-rooms, 5400 per year; sa
loons having only one entrance and no
boxes, 5400; saloons having side entrance
and boxes, 5200 additional saloons having
music hall and boxes, $300 additional. Mr.
Devlin's substitute provided: For saloons
kept open from 5 W M. until 1 A. M., 5400;
saloons open all night, 5200 additional: sa
loons, having side doors or Tamlly en
trances and boxes, 5200 additional; saloons
having music halls, 5S00 additional.
Devlin's Substitute Adopted.
Mr. Bentley moved that Mr. Devlin's
substitute be adopted, and the motion
was carried after the all-night saloon pro
vision had been killed by Mr. Flegel.
After so much of the ordinance had been
disposed of the breweries were taken un
der consideration. While none of them
sold beer by the glass, it was understood
that they hadt a big trade In the case
goods line, and as the wholesale dealers In
spirituous liquors were subject to the tax
It was thought that the brewers also
should be compelled to pay. No action
was taken, but the breweries may find a
place in the ordinance. The grocery and
drug stores were next In line. It was
stated by three of the Councilman that
four of the largest grocery stores In the
city were selling liquor In original pack
ages, "and another said that one store
bought whisky In bulk and bottled it for
sale. The drug stores also were selling
whisky, and reports had reached the
Councllmen that one firm was retailing
the fluid by the glass. It was moved to
Include both lines of business in the ordi
nance, exempting only druggists who sold
whisky by prescription of physicians. Sec
tion 2 was then reconsidered on motion of
Mr. Bentles-, and the original section was
Saloons Close at 1 A. M.
Section G, which requires the closing of
saloons between the hours of 1 and 5
A. M.. was adopted. This section will ap
ply to restaurants operating, under the
liquor license law as well as to saloons.
As a conclusion of the discussion the
auditor was Intructed to draft an ordi
nance which will be presented to the
Council at the meeting tomorrow.
Mr. Flegel asked If the four other mem
bers of the committee Slgler, Bentley,
Zimmerman and Cardwell would approve
the ordinance. All said they would. Coun
cllmen Albee and Sherrett, who were also
present, said they would vote for It, which
assures of seven votes.
Xo Xevr Pnrls House.
Before consideration of the ordinance
was begun, Councilman Sharkey said he
had been requested by the Chief of Po
lice to inform the committee that Gus
Routh, proprietor of" the Paris House
(formerly the notorious Cosmopolitan) had
purchased the St Paul House from Harry
Schoof, and intended to establish a sec
ond Paris. The Chief thought the Paris
establishments had about 'reached
their limit. On motion of Mr. Bentley
the Chief was 'instructed to notify the
purchaser of the St Paul House that if
he contemplated the establishment of an
other Paris House a license would not be
granted to him.
Gave German Family Drive, Because
He Couldn't Understand.
Mrs. Henry Knlppel and her four chil
dren, from Sugar City, Colo., arrived at
the Union depot last night from Colo
rado, "hoping to meet the husband and
father; but he wasn't there, as the party
had arrived one day too soon. Mrs.
Knippel and her children are Germans
who cannot speak a word of English.
They had no money with them, only a
loaf of bread. Mrs. Knippel tried to tell
seveVal persons around the depot that she
wanted to find her husband, but none of
the persons she addressed spoke Ger
man, and she gave up the attempt In de
spair. Now, there is considerable rivalry
among hackmen stationed at the depot
to get customers at any price, and one
O'Rafferty saw In. Mrs. Knippel a possi
ble fare. "Sure, I'll drive you," ho an
nounced, and Mrs. Knippel and her four
charges got Into the hack.
v "Where to, ma'am?" he asked.
Mrs. Knippel said something which
sounded like a street in the' neighborhood
of Twentieth and East Morrison. Too
proud to own up that ho didn't know
the street she referred to, O'Rafferty
whipped up his horses, and when he ar
rived at what he thought was his desti
nation he drove about In the darkness to
various small streets and awaited orders.
But Mrs. Knippel shook her head, and
O'Rafferty drove on until he found him
self In Lone Fir cemetery.
"I don't believe you knaw where you're
goin', anyhow," growled O'Rafferty, and
In depair he drove to the police station
and said: "Captain, here's a woman who
hired me to drive her somewheres, an'
the bill l8 worth 510, an I can't find the
place, an I don't know what to do with
"Sprechen sle Deutsch?" inquired Mrs.
Knippel of the Police officials.
"Guess that's Italian," said one police
Jailer Johnson tried his famous Choc
taw dialect on the stranger, but she
shook her head. Mrs. Knippel then made
a long statement, and by luck a German
passed who recognized the language of
his loved Fatherland. He and Mrs. Knip
pel had a talk immediately. In which she
told her troubles. It was impossible to
find her husband last night as he is a
recent arrival In Portland. So the woman
and her children were made comfortable
for the time being In a near-by lodging
house, it is understood that her husband
Is a street-car gjmploye.
OVER isfooO IS RAISED.
Immigration Bureau Project Makes
The Immigration Bureau project Is mak
ing good progress. The committee that is
pushing the enterprise has raised over 55000
of the $15,000. fund. "We'll make it all
right," say the members of the commit
tee. In a number of counties sub-bm-eaus
have been organized already. These bodies
will supply the Portland bureau with
printed matter and with products for ex
hibition. "These exhibits will" be second to none
on the Coast" remarked a member of the
committee yesterday. "It will be a. source
of pride to every citizen of Portland. The
exhibit Is going to be a great educator.
The counties are fraternizing with us."
GREAT BLANKET SALE
At the Brownsville Woolen 31111s
Continues All This Week'.
2000 jjalrs of blankets cannot be sold in
one week, even at the half price being
asked by the woolen mills.
The sale will continue all this week, and
any one who is thinking of wool blankets
can save nearly half the price by getting
them at the, Brownsville Woolen Mill
Store, on Washington near Second street
WHY HE DID NOT WE
J. D. Heryford's Ans.wer to
Birdie McCarty's Suit.'
SHE LIKED MICHIGAN TOO WELL
He Could Not Be Induced to Abandon
Lake County "Was Willing: to
Marry Last September, but
the Bride Came Not.
James D. Heryford, of Lake County, has
filed his answer In the United States Cir
cuit Court as defendant In the suit of
Birdie N. McCarty for 570,000 on a charge
of breach of promise to marry. The young
lady, who came from Michigan to teach
school in Lake. County, alleged that on
December 25, 1900, Heryfprd risked her to
marry him, and that she consented, and
because of this promise she remained
single. As her fiance appeared In no
hurry, however, she apparently brought
up the matter on Christmas day of 1901,
exactly a year from the time of the pro
posal, for on that date she avers that he
refused to marry her, then or at any
other time. She afterward returned to
Michigan, and early last September she
filed In the Unlfed States Court an ac
tion for 570,000 as damages'.
Mr; Heryford tells an entirely different
story. He says that It was understood
that they were to live together in Lake
County; that she afterward refused to
marry him unless she could spend half
of every year In Michigan, to which he
could not agree. She soon left Lake
County for Michigan, and Heryford says
that on September 15 of this year he wrote
to Miss Birdie, saying that he was willing
to marry her and inclosing a check for
5200 for her expenses to Reno, Nev.j where
he would meet her and they could be
Miss McCarty filed her complaint on
It is gathered from the answer that the
defendant Is willing to keep his promise to
marry Miss McCarty under the circum
stances contemplated when he made it
He holds her responsible for the break In
their relations. He thinks that when she
declared her purpose to live half the year
In Michigan she made It Impossible or
undesirable for him to marry her. When
the promise was made, neither. It is said,
contemplated long-distance, Interstate
matrimony, and the defendant objects to
reading new conditions into the first ten
TONTINE SAVIXGS MIX-UP.
Alleged That Portland Agent Has
Collected Much Money.
George P. Flannery, the receiver of the
Tontine Savings Company, appointed by
the District Court in Minneapolis, filed an
answer In the State Circuit Court to the
suit of & F. Stemler to recover 5140. The
Stemler suit was filed last May, and the
complaint sets forth that the Tontine
Savings Association -was in February of
this year restrained by the court In Min
nesota from doing further business. It Is
alleged further that John F. Olsen, the
Portland agent, had collected prior to this
date over 54000, and the court here was
asked to enjoin Olsen from sending the
money to the officers of the company In
Minneapolis, and to direct that It be held
for the benefit of the Portland Investors.
Judge Sears appointed Ralph Wl H.oyt as
receiver In this territory.
Flannery In .his answer and cross-bill
avers that Olsen collected as agent for the
Tontine Association over $4Q0O, and about
59000 which he failed to account for to the
corporation or to him (Flannery). It Is
stated that Olsen paid over 54000 to Mr.
Hoyt, the Portland receiver. The answer
also recites that Olsen stll has possession
of the books, accounts and papers and has
refused to surrender them. Flannery as
serts that without the books and papers
he is unable to tell the amount of money
which Olsen has collected. He asks the
court to compel Olsen to bring the" books,
etc., Into court, and for an accounting.
C. M. Idleman appears as attorney for
Flannery, and Chamberlain & Thomas for
Stemler. Since the suit was filed the de
fendant has endeavored to have It removed
to the United States Court, without suc
cess. Two Condemnation Suits.
A suit of the Oregon Water Power' &
Railway Company against C. W. Miller,
Sarah A. Kern, Fidelity & Deposit Com
pany et al., to condemn land in Kern's
Addition for the Gresham railroad, was
heard by Judge Frazer yesterday. The
amount of damages, 5300, was agreed
upon, and the question was who should
receive the money. The Fidelity Company
claims to hold the property under a trust,
and wants the money.' Judge Frazer or
dered the money paid into court, and the
funds will be disposed .of later on.
In the suit of the Oregon Water Power
& Railway Company against P. A. Mar
quam, T. H. Prince et al., to condemn .63
of an acre of. land in the Hamlin dona
tion land claim, the damage was fixed at
5100 and the amount ordered paid to O. M.
Denies Claim for Commission.
Margaret A. Ferrlss and C. S. Ferrlss,
her husband, filed an answer in the State
Circuit Court to the suit of J. H. Hltch
ings, denying that he Is entitled to 5750
commission, or any other sum, for serv
ices In procuring a purchaser for certain
property on Davis street It Is denied by
the defendants that they agreed to sell
the property for 512,000. They say they
agreed to pay Hltchlngs 5250 If he sold
the place for 515,000, and 5500 if he ob
tained over 515.000, and state that he failed
to find a buyer under these terms. The
property wassold by P. Biyth to Frank
Kiernan, and the defendants admit that
they agreed that Hltchlngs might get a
commission from Kiernan if he could.
Petition for Pardon.
A petition addressed to Governor Geer
is being circulated asking for the pardon
of George Morey, who shot and killed
Gus Barry 10 years ago. Morey was con
victed of murder in the first degree, and
the Supreme Court, then composed of Jus
tices Lord, Bean and Moore, refused to
Interfere wlihi the Jildgment of the lower
court, but recommended that Governor
Pennoyer commute the sentence to life
imprisonment, which was done. The pe
tition for a pardon has been signed by nu
merous prominent people, including
Judges of the State Circuit Court and
W. T. Hume, who was District Attorney
when Morey was tried.
Criminal Information Filed.
Informations were filed by District -Attorney
Chamberlain in the State Circuit
Court yesterday as follows:
John Ardlsse, assault with a dangerous
weapon in shooting at O, M. Robblns, a
street-car conductor, on November 20.
Harry Thomas, larceny of a diamond
stud from the person of S. P. Hanwalt.
A. Jackson and R. Wolf, larceny of two
overcoats, two suits of clothing, a coat
and vest and a pair of trousers from the
store of John Sax.
Fred Reed, larceny of billiard ballsfrom
the saloon of Blazier & Shapiro at 245
Judge George will announce a decision
today in the case of Wells, Fargo & Co.
vs. J. P. Chrl6tensen, on the merits.
The first account of Linda A. Frank,
executor of the will of Uriah K, Arnold,
deceased, was filed yesterday,, showing
56946 receipts and 563S9 balance, on hand.
Mrs. Frank Is the principal beneficiary j"
under the will. '
In the suit of Phoebe Dekum against
Seneca Smith, to foreclose a mortgage for
519,000 on 000 acres of land in sections, 35
and 36, township 1 north, range 2 east, a
decree was signed by Judge Sears yes
terday. NO SIAMESE NEED APPLY
That Is, It They Are Princes Like His
Late Royal Highness.
"I on't earc if you never come back,"
sings Portland after Somdltch Chdwfa
Maha Vajlravudh, etc., Crown Prince of
Slam, sired by CHulallngkdrn I. His
Royal Haughtiness will sail from Vancou
"May heaven rejoice him!" said a friend
of Mayor Williams yesterday.
"May Papa Chulalongkorn spank him,'
Interposed another friend of his honor.
Mayor Williams will return from" Seattle
today. Everybody in town commends
him for his laconic expression:
"There Is no love lost between us."
Tongues were wagging all day yesterday
about the Mayor and the Prince. The
affront gave the city akJar. The air Is
vibrating yet, and the Incident will not
be a closed one for some time.
His Highness wished to Ignore Portland
and at the same time to see what was In
It. This was evident from the ''first rat
tle out of the box" In the morning. S.
M. Mears and General Beebe called upon
His Highness in the morning and were
sent away without having a chance to
present their respects to His Altltudlnous
Royalty. But the gentlemen were in
formed that His Highness Intended to
take a carriage drive over the city, and
they received assurance that the Prince
would notify them before starting, In or
der that he might be provided with .con
veyances. Members of the royal retinue
promised to telephone to General Beebe.
The -General waited patiently half an
hour, one hour, two hours, but no mes
sage came over the wire. Then he grew
uneasy, and feared that some mistake had
been made. The Mayor had Informed hlm
that he would call upon His Highness at
1:30 o'clock. About 1 o'clock the General
sent a message to the Prince, notifying
himthat the Mayor would call to present
the respects of the city.
His Highness, however, was otherwise
engaged. He had had the- one hirsute
appendage on the southeast corner of' his
chin amputated by his tonsorial profes
sor and was. feeding himself. The out
como of the Mayor's quest was, as print
ed in these colums. The Oregonlan and
the Telegram were, as usual, the only
papers that had the news.
FOR DLD SAINT ANDREW
Toasts to Rulers and Fraternal Fe
licitations at Scotch Banquet.
St Andrew's Society of Oregon appro
prlately celebrated the day of their pat
ron saint by a banquet at Baum &
Brandes' restaurant last evening. The
room was decorated with American and
English flags, while the huge banner of
the society hung across the back df the
room. After the banquet and toasts to
King Edward, the royal family and 'Presi
dent Roosevelt, William Mackenzie, the
president, delivered the opening address.
He spoke of the field of the society and
asked that each member Individually work
for Its extension among the Scotch of
William Reid, the first president, spoke
on "The Scotsman In America." "I am
told," said he, "that the training or ap
prenticeship of the Scotch youth, coupled
with his clearheadedness, grit and prac
tical home education, secure him an ufti
mate suqeess In America, for whether It
be in mechanics, law, medicine or other
skilled labor his period of apprenticeship
must he served and experience acquired in
Scotland Itself. Then when, he becomes
a Scotch-American, he is better equipped
for success' than his American, native
born competitor, whose great desire Is to
learn his trade or profession in a few
months. What follows? That In eveTy
avenue of American production and skilled
labor the Scotch-American secures a
strong footing, and as well also It. Ameri
can finance, commerce, shlpbulUfrg, rail
roading and the professions."
Addresseswere also made by John Cran,
W. J. Honeyman, R. Livingstone, William
MacMaster and R. Mackenzie. J. Adrian
Epplng, W. K. Scott and N. H. Alexander
sang songs, which stirred the hearts of
the Scotsmen. The celebration closed with
"Auld Lang Syne."
Among the prominent Scotchmen seated
around the two tables were: Dr. James F.
Bell. George J. Cameron, Alex Gavin, K.
K Baxter, James Laidlaw, Dr. K. A. J.
Mackenzie, Rev. Thomas M. Wilson, John
Latta, W. K. Scott George Black, William
Denholm. A. M. Wright, Thomas Mann
and George Fraser.
FIRE HAZARD TO INCREASE
It the Oil Tank District Veto Is- Xot
In a telegram to Secretary R. M. Kel
ley, of the local Board of Underwriters,
Alfred Stlllman. of San Francisco, secre
tary of the Executive Board of Under
writers for the Pacific Coast, says that If
the oil district ordinance were passed by
the Council the Insurance rates on water
front property would suffer a serious ad
vance.' The telegram states that In event
of an explosion risks below the district
on both sides of the river would be In
great hazard of fire from burning oil
carried by the current Mr. Stlllman
said he had seen similar occurrences in
Two Insurance men, in talking about
the telegram to several of the Council
men yesterday, said that Mr. Stlllman
took a very moderate view of the effects
j of the ordinance if. It became a law. In
ineir opinion it wouia result, in t.ne can
cellation of all the river-front policies
below the Madison-street bridge, because
the rates would be Increased to such a
figure that the property-owners would
not care to pay it Asked where the
tanks could be placed so that city rates
would not be affected, one said any place
below the city and the city anchorages.
Swan Island, he said, would not be a bad
place, but the other thought Sauvlo's
Island would prove a better site. Nearly
all the Councllmen are In favor of ap
proving the veto message, which will
come up tomorrow, but there may be a
After the veto Is disposed of the Stand
ard Oil Company will present a petition
asking for permission to erect a storage
tank In some part of the district which
It asked to have createdt Just what site
It has selected is not known, but It Is
said to be In th center of the district
To Move Jr.nunry 1 to Their Kew
Store on Washington Street.
The firm of J..L. Bowman. & Co.. whole
sale tailors, on First and Oak streets,
will move January 1 to their new loca
tion on Washington street, and to reduce
the stock as much as possible suits, over
coats and pants will be made up during
December at greatly reduced prices.
Remember the location, in the wholesale
district, First and Oak streets.
OfTicer Church Resigns.
Police . Sergeant Church resigned from
the force yesterday afternoon to go Into
other business. Chief of Police McLauch
lan said that he had no comment to make
on the matter except to say that the de
partment was sorry to lose Church, who
had been one oflts best officers. A friend
who knows Church very well said last
night: ' "Church has been uneasy since
the gambling crusade started under the
present administration. He has been com-'
pelled to resort .to unsatisfactory methods
to get .evidence against gamblers, and
-when these cases were tried in the' court.
In nearly every case the juries gave ver-
Meier (Sb Frank
Bring in your Xmas picture framing orders as soon as possible Best moldings ant workman
shin 2d floor.
I runks and Traveling Bags Largest and best stock ever shown in the city 3d floor.
Thousands of pieces of sterling novelties at prices less than the cost of manufacturing.
Leather Novelties for Christmas presents Hundreds of useful things at all prices.
Sterling Silverware in a mammoth variety of new pieces All very low priced.
Holiday Stationery Superb variety of new papers and boxes, from 10c to $10.00.
Offers some exceptional values in
Lace Curtains, Portieres and Ma
terials for this week Money saving
opportunities that don't come every
10,000 .yards of handsome new
Silkolines, 36 inches wide, floral
and Oriental designs, beautiful
colorings, choice for one
week only at, yard -7C
Bamboo Bead Portieres, 3 yards
long and 40inches wide in large
variety of styles, the lowest price
tney nave ever been ot
fered for, each
Odd pairs 1, 2, 3 pairs of Irish
'Point, Brussels, Point De Luxe and
Novelty Lace Curtains at the fol
lowing surprising reductions:
$2.50 values, pair '. . . . 81.65
3.25 values, pair S2.10
85.00 values, pair S3.65
85.50 values, pair 83.85
86.50 values, pair S4.45
1903 Calendars Thousands of striking new styles and subjects from lc up.
Christmas Book Store complete Books for young and old at every price.
New Pillow Tops, Cushions and Couch Covers at reasonable prices Third Floor.
Ladies' eiderdown Dressing,
Sacques in assorted colors,
silk frogs, best styles, in all
sizes, regular '$1.25 value,
for this week at,
Great sale of Tea Gowns,
Matinees, Kimonas in French
flannel, albatross and cash
mere, assorted styles, hand
somely made and trimmed.
Meier & Frank Company
diets of acquittal. Then he was blamed
for the composition of juries at the Mu
nicipal Court, when he did not do a thing
In selecting the jurors. He was abused by
the gamblers and reformers, and .'got
sore. Church has not talked with roe on
the subject, but I hear he thought that
his position as Sergeant of Police might
be affected by the passing of the new
charter, and rather than be compelled pos
sibly to TValk out in February or March
with nothing In view. It was better to go
into other business now whenJthe chance
is offered him."
To Get Sonthvrestern Trtjtle.
How1 to get more of the trade of the
southwestern counUes of Oregon is a
question before the Chamber of Commerce.
Trustees of the Chamber met yesterday".
Charles Grtssen, who has been traveling
Company Meier &
While this store greatly facilitates the Christmas buying, you
can t poke your head in the door and run right out again and
carry away with you a fair impression of the store- itself or
what it holds. It is only as you begin to wander around, as you
go from one part to another, that you come to appreciate its im
mensity, its Christmas resources, and note the changes for the
better which have been made here since you visited the Christ
mas store of 1901 Almost doubling in size of the fancy -goods
department on the main floor, enlarging of the basement silverwfcfe
and cut glass store, doubling in size of the second-floor picture
store, book department double in size A toy, game and dolKde
partment on the third floor fully half again as large as ever before
and so it goes, almost every fancy goods section has larger quar
ters than ever before, all to make this Portland's best Christmas
Complete with thousands of toys of every description By far the largest
and best display Portland has ever seen Every toy-making country has
its sjiare Mechanical toys in
87.50 values, pair S4.95
88.50 values, pair, 85.27
S9, 810, $11 valueSj pair 57.25
Others in proportion.
Utility box made to order 83 each
Bargains for this week merit the attention of the shrewdest buyers
This season's newest and best outer apparel at prices far below
regular value Suits, Skirts, Jackets, Wrappers, Dressing Gowns
and Golf Vests, all at surprisingly little cost. Second floor.
$ 1 2.50, $ 1 5 suits at . . $ 1 0.85
$ 1 8.00 suits at $ 1 4.85
$20, $22 suits at $ 1 6.85
$24, $26 suits at $ 19.85
$28, $30 suits at. .... . $22.85
Choose from all our magnificent costumes, evening drejsses,
wraps, etc., at less than actual cost.
Ladies' Peau de Soie Silk Dress Skirts in this season's handsomest
styles, beautifully made and trimmed, $15.00 and $16 00 line at
$11.85; $18.00 and $20.00 line at the low price of,
Ladies' Monte Carlo Jackets in Oxford with double
cape effect, all sizes5 exceptional value
Ladies' tailor-made Jacket in black, tan and castor,
regular $12.50 and $14.00 value, for this week
Ladies' flannelette Wrap
pers nicely made with wide
flounce, braid trimmed, good
patterns and colorings, reg
ular $1.25 value, each
Ladies' Jackets in Oxford
and black, half-fitting box
inary value at .
hi Meier & Frank Company
in that part of the state fr a Portland
house, spoke before the trustees. He
said the problem of getting into the
trade was largely that of ocean freights.
California offers a market for the prod
ucts of that district, and ships return
cargoes. If Portland could use Coos Bay
coal, for example, it could employ the
vessels on return trips for jobbing trade.
The trustees referred the matter to the
transportation committee. Low freights
from San Francisco, at prent shut out
Police Commission fleets.
The Police Commissioners had a meet
ing yesterday, when the resignation of Po
lice Sergeant Church was received and ac
cepted. No steps were taken to fill the
vacancy, and It Is -not probable that an-,
other Sergeant will be appointed at prea-
wondrous variety Come and
400 ladies' Umbrellas at abour
half real value They came
from America's largest man
ufacturer and are a sample
number thrown out of the
different drummers samples
Plain or trimmed gloria
covering, steel rod; princess,
horn, pearl, Dresden, natu
ral and metal handles, plain
or trimmed Umbrellas
worth $1.50 to $2.tOy your
choice while they
Thousands of them in all
grades r Magnificent variety
of handles at every price
Umbrellas for men, women
All our finest tailor-made Suits,
newest styles and fabrics, regu
lar $32, $34, $35, $37 values,
for this week
vnnr fhninp. suit tl
Ladies' Golf Vests in plain
colors and figures.
$1.75, $2.00 values for $1.38
$2.25, $2.50 values for $1.68
$2.75, $3.00 values for $1.98
$3.25, $3.50 values for $2.48
$4.00, $4.50 values for $2.98,
$5.00, $5.50 values for $3.78
Special in Japanese quilted
Robes and Sacquesat$5.15,
$6.2o and, 1 i 1
& A A 4
Meier & Frank Company
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, ent, as the heads of the police department
; do not wish to make any more changea;
than can be helped, in view of the pas
sage of the new city charter. A special
I officer was appointed for the Clinton Kelly
i School, and Secretary Rau was Instructed
to prepare estimates for the coming year
j of police department expenses. Chief Mc
. Lauchlan spoke briefly on what he sa-v
with regard to police matters in Stm
; Francisco. Police Commissioner WIHHrn
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