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THE MOBNING OBEGONIAN, SATUBDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.
HERMANN IS HERE
Ex - Commissioner Arrives
BESIEGED BY EAGER INQUIRERS
Dnt the Gentleman From Southern
Oregon Declines to Say TVnether
He la a Cnntlldate for Scnnte
s. or Congress.
Dinger Hermann, a namo to conjure
with In Southern Oregon, formerly Com
missioner of the General Land Office, and
sow a spurce of anxiety to many politi
cians. Is at the Imperial.
Mr. Hermann arrived yesterday from
"Washington. D. C, and -wag Immediately
besieged by throngs of Eager Inquirers.
After asking solicitously about tho ex
Commissioner's health, each Eager In
quirer sought. In confidential whispers; to
gain eome Information as to -whether Mr.
Hermann proposed to launch himself aa a
candidate for the United States Senate.
And when frith many deprecatory -waves
Kf the hand Mr. Hermann began to explain
that he really had not had time to think
nbout Oregon politics, the Eager Inquirer
asked if the Congressional nomination
rwould be more suitable or more easily at
tained. But the ex-Commlssloner was
"Really," said he last night, as an artist
.rapidly sketched the Roman features
which Secretary Hitchcock so much dis
liked to see in office, "really I have been
In Oregon only 24 hours, and I have not
bad time to familiarize myself with the
political situation." A look of incredulity
crept over the face of the reporter, and
Hr. Hermann became more earnest.
"It's a solemn fact," he said. "I have
keen very busy in Washington getting
ready to turn the office over to my suc
cessor, and whllo I am. of course, ac
quainted 'with the general status of affairs
at Salem. I do not feel that I could safely
discuss them for publication."
It was explained to Mr. Hermann that
Ills own plans for the future would at this
Juncture be of Interest to' the public, and
Mr. Hermann "was disposed to admit the
"Still." said he, "I do not know what I
shall do myself. Give me a little time In
which to see my friends, let me have an
opportunity, to get my finger on the polit
ical pulse of the state, and then I possi
bly could say something definite."
"It has been rumored, among other
things," said the reporter, "that you -would
be a candidate for the Congressional va
cancy caused by the death of Mr.
Mr. Hermann only repeated that until
lie had become more thoroughly conver
sant with the situation he could not speak.
''It would be scarcely seemly for me at
this time," he said.
"At least," persisted the reporter, "you
would know whether you would refuse the
nomination If it were offered to you?"
And Mr. Hermann refused to authorize
the statement that he would have .any
radical objection to being tent to Con
gress. "What led up to the friction between
Secretary Hitchcock and myself? Oh,
many things little differences of opinion
bs to the policy to be pursued in differ
ent cases, such differences as might arise
between any two men. Just to illustrate:
There are millions of acres of the public
domain which have been fenced In by pri
vate corporations. Down In Arizona one
company has fenced in one million acres
of 'Government land. It was necessary for
roe to take vigorous steps to put them off.
That Involved the adoption of a policy. I
do hot say that Mr. Hitchcock differed
from me on this point, but it will 6how
j-ou how easily differences might arise."
Mr. Hermann had not heard of the seri
ous indisposition of Representative Moody,
telegraphed from Washington on Sunday
lost, and was much surprised' to learn of
It. "Ho was quite well on Saturday," said
Mr. Hermann, "for I wag talking to him.
Senator Simon is looking well and eating
"Xo. I have not seen the charges against
Surveyor-General Meldrum. and I do not
think they will amount to anything. There
"was much more published in Portland
about the matter than there was in Wash'
Ington. and I have not read much of the
And as Mr. Hermann turned a swarm of
.Eager Inquirers swept upon him In a clpud
tend the buzz of confidential whispers .arose
sources known throughout the East, and
to induce Immigration.
"I did meet 'a few people who were op
posed to the bureau, but they were men
who would never co anything for their
community. The bill which they oppose
is House bill 2i9, and under this measure
every county may connect Itself with the
bureau of Information at Portland, main
tain an exhibit at the county seat under
its own control, and the surplus of the
fund raised by the proposed tax after the
payment of the local expenses shall go to
the general fund. Multnomah County
would bear the burden of the state, for
its tax would be about $12,000. The bill Is
regarded as fair by all the people Inter
ested, and if it should .finally fall It will
be through the misapprehension of the
members of the Legislature."
YOUNG "GIRLS IN SALOONS
Policemen Raid the Brunswick nnd
The practice of young girls frequenting
saloons will be stopped by Chief of Po
lice Hunt. Six who were found at the
Brunswick saloon were placed under ar
rest last night. But two of them were
HOW COULD HE LIE?
meanlcc of the Father of Ills Conn.
try Appears In Court.
t Whether George Washington owes John
MLilnstrum 4.60. Llnstrum owes Washing
ton CO, or a case Is in court that has no
I right to be there, is a question that
LeTudge Keid Is trying to decide.
. Tse an honest nigger," declared Wash
ington as ha took the stand In his own
pdefense. 'Tse Jus as honest as the
bnan that I'se named after. I never bought
I BO J34.60 worth of whiskey. I did buy J4.60
(worth, but I loaned Llnstrum 30, and he
Lowes mo the difference." Llnstrum was
Asking for a Judgment for 5U.G0 against
he negro, whot he .'declared, had run a
1)111 of I21.C0 at his Biloon on the Ma
"Mcedam road. He said that the liquor bad
been sold during the months of Kovem
ifrer and October, and Wllkens and Ben
ett, -who represented the negro la the
tease, brought-evidence to show that Lin
lsttrum's liquor license had expired the
Sfiait of September.
Te a fightln one way, and they'se
jlcbtln, tho other. That's all there Is to
lit," testified Washington. "But law.
Judge, we used to have some great times
iCut there," and his face beamed with
jjleasure as he recounted the good times
ifce had had in the days gone by.
'T didn't think this suit would ever
itomB about, but. Judge, they alius was
Btealln' from each other. The wife use
, to steal from the old man, and that time
1 loaned the old man 0, he said for me
to be sure and -not let the old lady know
"You see. Judge, the old lady kin play
the planer some and I ain't so slow at
kinging. They used to have a lot of
pretty darky gals come out there, and
2 would come In the parlor and we would
sing and dance."
Judge Held has taken the case under
-ccvlsement and will give a decision later.
FAVOR STATE BUREAU.
Colonel F. V. Drake So Finds Lead-
ins; Men in Line.
Colonel Frank V. Drake, who made a
trip over the Southern Pacific with a view
of interesting the people In the Willamette
Valley and Southern Oregon counties In
the -proposed State Bureau of Information,
returned yesterday, and said that the
members of the commercial organizations
k In all the cities he had visited were
strongly in favor of .the plan.
"The leading men in- every city are
strongly In favor of the bureau," he said
last night, "and they were gratified aid
pleased to Icam that Portland had taken
the Initiative in a movement for the
benefit of the entire state, and that 100
citizens of this city had raised a fund of
SIS.'OOO for the purpose of giving every
county an opportunity to display its cli
matic and industrial advantages through
the bureau. In each place I visited I no
ticed a revival of business Interests and a.
determination 'to make Oregon's re-
NEVADA FOR THE FAIR
LEGISLATURE APPLAUDS THE EN
TERPRISE OF THE NORTHWEST.
Sister State Promises to Send Fall
Display of Resources to
Portland In 1005.
Word was received yesterday by the
secretary of the Lewis and Clark Fair
from Special Commissioner D. Curtle Free
man, that the Legislature of the state of
Nevada has gone on record as being most
favorably inclined toward the fair. The
Legislative Assembly has adopted a series
of resolution applauding the determina
tion of the people of the Northwest to
give the Exposition, and resolving to give
the fullest display poslble for the state at
The resolutions In full were as follows:
Whereas, Our entrprlslns sister Mate of the
West Coast empire, Oregon, has declared Its
Intention to commemorate the centennial annl-
BIXGER HERMANN ARRIVES FROM WASHINGTON, D. C.
held" and the addresses of the others were
taken, and their parents will be notified
that their daughters have, been In the
habit of hanging about the saloons. Chief
Hunt says that he intends to raid the
comblnitlon houses often and that wher.
ever young girls are found, .every one in
tho saloon will be placed under arrest.
Tho raid last night was brought about
by the' arrest of a girl of 17 the day be
fore. "There aro lots of girls that come to
the Brunswick - every night." fiald the
girl when she 'was questioned, "who are
younger than I am," and then and there
the Chief announced that the practice
would have to be stopped. He learned
that the girls were at the saloon as a rule
early In the evening, and went home
about midnight. In order, as he thought,
to catch them all he sent Detective Sam
Simmons and Policemen Hawley, Vaughn
and Caswell to the Brunswick about 8:3Q
P. M. An older crowd than they were
looking for was found," yet among the
number were two girls under the age of
IS. Old and young alike, howe'er, were
ushered into the Chiefs private office and
questioned closely. After taking their ad
dresses and asking a number of questions,
the Chief told, them that he was going
to put a s.top to the combination house
arrangement, and that fie was especially
opposed to young girls going into the
saloons. All were then allowed to go
but the two youngest.
"Remember, though," said the Chief,
as they were leaving, "I am after you
and if I find, you- around the saloons again
I will riot let you go."
"Babe" Gllsan and Clara Williams, the
two who "were under'the age of 18, were
turned over to Officer Hawley of the Boys'
and Girls" Aid Society. They will not be
taken to the Home, but the officer 'says
that he knows something ofthelr'famll!es
and that he thinks, they will be glad to
get their daughters to come home.
Those who were arrested were: "Babe"
GUsin, Clara Williams, Marie Bowing,
Mabel Rogers, Louise Janklns and Carrie
versary-of the Lewis and Clark exploration. In
1005. and has taken the lnltlatlre of appro
priating" $500,000 of state funds for that pur
pose an equal amount having been privately
raised by citizens and.
Whereas. The Legislature of Oregon and the
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition Board
hare sent a special commissioner to the State
of Xevada to make- this fact known, and to,
officially Invite and interest the people of Ne
vada in participation in this Centennal, and.
Whereas. The said Exposition Is for the pur
pose of exploiting the great achievements, the
industries, arts, manufactures, and to exhibit
the products of river, soli. mine, forest, sea
and to Illustrate the marvelous upbuilding and
material development of the vast lnter-mouir-taln
and west coast territory In the last 100
Whereas, The advertising, exploitation and
promotion of the immense, interests of all states
and territories vesCot the Rockies has for Its
main object the common good, the attraction
of ' Immigration and capital to develop our
latent resources; therefore, be It
Unsolved. By the peopls of the State of Ne
vada, through her Representatives In the
21st Legislature, that we heartily applaud
the determination and energy of the peo
' pie of the Paclflq Northwest to celebrate the
exploration by Captains Meriwether Lewis and
' William Clark: we contemplate .with Infinite
' satisfaction the outgrowth of that discovery
which established and secured to the people of
the United States eminent domain to the Pa
cific: the' honor to be done to.the memory t
Intrepid pathfinders and pioneers of the Oregon
country (now Idaho. Washington. Montana and
Wyoming), also. Incidentally, to signalize tho
work of other pioneers of the sister State of
California and our own State of Nevada: for
through these was secured to us natural wealth
of country that has added to the prestige and
growth of our National life; wherefore, be It
Resolved. That the people of Nevada recipro
cate the desire of the Lewis and Clark Centen
nial, and Oriental Fair and the people of Ore
gon in promoting state participation, and to
that end we favor and will endeavor in all le
gitimate ways to give the fullest display of Ne
vada's respurces at the Portland 1905 Fair for
the instruction and edification of the world at
LOOKS FOR HER HUSBAND
Mrs. A. K.coKirln Searches for Her
Looking for her husband, whom she
says deserted her for another woman,
Mrs. A. N. Scoggtn came from Baker
City to Portland to try and Induce the
roan to go back to his home and family.
Mit Scoggin, the fugitive husband. Is' said
to have been seen In Portland recently
and the police have taken up 'the search.
Ho Is described as having sandy hair,
black eyes, smooth .face, forefinger of
left hand stiff. When he left home he
wore a. black suit, black stiff hat and a
Mrs. Scoggin has been, In Portland for
some time looking for her husband. She
says that he left a large family and ran
away with another woman.
Don't fool with' a cold; no one can tell
what the end may be. Pneumonia, ca
tarrh, cbronlcjbronchltls and consumption
Invariably result from neglected colds.
Nothing can be compared with Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy as a quick cure
for colds and Influenza, and by Its use
these diseases may be avoided. For sale
by all drupglsts.
SIDEWALKS MOSTLY CLEAR
Provision Dealers Now Dlnplsy
Wares Inside Their Stores.
In obedience to an order from the Chief
of Police, grocers and marketmen gen
erally made no display of their goods
and wares,' fruits or vegetables on the
sidewalks yesterday. Some dealers heart
ily approve the change, saying that It Is
a great Improvement: that It is not right
that the sidewalk)' ajiould be obstructed
and that any kind of fruits or vegetables
exposed are spoiled by the sun In Sum
mer and denied by the filth and dust of
the streets blown .over them. Where all
are treated alike in the matter and no
such displays allowed, no one hae any
cause for complaint.
Others, especially those who are crowded
for room to accommodate their business,
look upon the order as an oppression.'
They nay the absence of displays of goods
from the sidewalks makes the city look
as If it werexSunday. They further allege
that dealers arc allowed to display their
wares on the sidewalks In Paris, London,
New York, Chicago and other large cities.
Many say thatJPortlandL Is an Inconven
ient city to do business In, owing to the
small size of the blocks; the narrowness
of many streets and the entire absence of
alleys, by means of which goods can be
received at back, doors. All that goes
Meier Sb Frank Company
'Shopping Center of the Northwest."
Meier (& Frank Company
TEi "Shopping Center of the Northwest."
Valentines Comics, Lace and Novelties by the thousands Ranging In price Up to $7.50 each.
Great bargains in Carpets, Linoleums, Mattings, Lace Curtains and Curtain Materials Third Floor.
Store Open Tonight Until 9:30-The Usual Concert on the Third Floor
"Rummage" Sale-Last Day
The bargain days are waning, that ss the big general bargain sales.
There's always unusual purchasing opportunities in. a large establishment
like this. Spring Goods are rapping at the door for recognition, so today
winds up probably the best bargain giving week the store has ever
known. And you have shown your appreciation for not in all our 48
years of merchandising has February produced such results.
LiSt Cflll rom ks coming until 9:30 tonight the store will
t be a bee-hive of shoppers. "Rummage" Bargains at every
turn. Many oiids and ends and broken lines will be marked at ridiculously
low prices. In all departments we're weeding out small lots of seasonable
and staple merchandise to make room for the hundreds of cases of new
Spring and Summer Goods now arriving. Come today sure.
Marvelous Shoe Values
Many broken lines of shoes to be closed out today regardless.of cost. Shoes for Men, Women and
Children Thousands of pairs and the prices so low that you can't resist buying If there's a
footwear need in the family, today is your opportunity to supply that need at a saving every
economical person will appreciate 900 pairs of Ladies Dress bhoes Lace, tfp W f
styles Heavy and light soles Kid or box calf All sizes Everypair regular Jo I .J
$3.00 values, today only, pair
200 pairs' of Ladies' Fine Kid Slippers $1.50 values at the extremely low price pall
Ladies' Kid Congress Slippers and" Lace Slippers $2.00 and $2.50 values gQ pgj
6 styles of Men's Kid and Box Calf Shoes Best style toe All sizes Heavy C wair
soles Regular $3.50 values, today only at pair
Odd lines of Children's and Misses' Shoes $1.25 to $2.00 values at the exception- W-,:M
- ally low price of ". vC paST
Men's $2.50 Slippers Various colors and leathers at the exceptionally low $l OS
price of $ I J pair
Men's Felt Shoes and Slippers at greatly reduced prices.
Great bargains in Boy's and Youths' Footwear.
Men's and Boys' Clothing
Greatest bargains ever known The Alteration Sale of men's and boys' Clothing has been attracting hundreds of buyers,
every one of whom was delighted with the splendid clothes we are offering for little money.
Every one in stock included.
$ 5.00 Suits at..$ 3.98
$ 6.00 Suits at..$ 4.65
$ 7.50 Suits -at.. $ 5.59
$ 9.00 Suits at.. $ 7.10
$10.00 Suits. at. -$ 7.95
$12.50 Suits at..$ 9.00
$13.50 Suits at.. $10.65
$15.00 Suits at. .$12.10
$16.50 Suits at.. $13.00
$17.50 Suits at.. $14.35
$.18.00 Suits at.. $14.85.
$20.00, $21.50, $22.50 and
$25:00 Suits all in the same
proportion Second floor.
Our entire stock of men's
Trousers in the best patterns
and materials at the follow
ing big reductions:
$2:00 Trousers $ 1 .69
$2.50 Trousers .. $2.10
$3.00 Trousers $2.37
$3.50 Trousers -, . . .$3.00
$4.00 Trousers $3. 10
$5.00 Trousers .. .$4.15
$7.00 Trousers .. .$5.98
Men's Underwear & Work
Shirts greatly underpriced.
Boys' Clothing low priced.
Every Overcoat in stock
FROM 2:00 TO 5:00 P. M.
We will offer 300 men's single Frock Coats in strictly all-wool
cassimeres and fancy worsteds, goocLpatterns.and materi
als, all sizes, bargain extraordinary to clean d qq
up quickly at low price of . . "O
Also great lot of odd Vests, 125 of 'them, same hrs. at 50c ea.
Boys' 2-piece Suits in gray mixtures,
sizes 8 to 15 years, reg- tf fin
ulaf, $2.25 values, price P
Boys' .all-wool 3-piece Suits gray and
brown mixtures, sizes 8 f (
to 15 years P v
Boys' all-wool 60c Knee Pants, dark
blue, black and fancy mix- Atfs
tures, 8 to 16 years HfOC
Boys' all-wool Oxford -gray Over
" coats, 8 to 15 years, $6 QC
'Values for ip6.
Boys' Flannelette Waists and Blouses,
dark patterns, sizes 4 to 12 AXfs
years, 60c value iSsfC
'Boys' White Laundered "Mother's
Friend' Waists, sizes 4 to 13 C
years', 75c values .'
"Mother's Friend" Waists, sizes 7 to
14 ydars, all the regular 50c y C
qualities,, for . . - 4
Young Men's Suits- and Overcoats
The entire stock marked below cost
In Men's and Boys? Underwear
Meier & Frank Company
Meier &. Frank Company
Meier &. Frank Company
Meier &. Frank Company
into or out of a store must be handled
through the front door. There Is no
question as to this being- correct to a cer
tain extent, but there Is no probability of
any change belns made In the size of
blocks now. After the new regulation has
been tried a while perhaps all may be
In favor of ltv
A number of dealers complain that It Is
unjust to forbid them to -display fnilt on
the ddcwalk, and yet allow a peddler of
fruit to stand his horse and wagon In
front of their placco all day long. Many
others consider such peddlers an unde
sirable class of buslncpf men.
Along Front street and In the vicinity of
Front street, many dealers made no pre
tence of taking in their displays, or keep
ins the sidewalks clear yceterday, but the
special officer having this matter In hand
was around among them repeating his
Some alleged that It was Impossible for
them to do burfpe.-s u they kept the side
walks free from obstructions of all kinds,
and probably some who have long been
used to doing the bulk of their- buslnons on
the walks and on the 'streets, would be
greaUy Inconvenienced by having1 their
business confined to their stores. Some of
these spoke of the new regulation as a
pipe-dream of the new Chief of Police, and
feel hopeful that there will bo a change
for the better "before long.
Thousands sutfsr from a shorty hacking
Cough who might be cured br Plso's Cure.
EARLIER , THAN EXPECTED
General O. 'o. lloirnrd to Lecture
llefore Loenl Y. 31. C. A.
General O. O. Howard., the author and
lecturer, will make an address in tho
auditorium of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association on Sunday afternoon. H.
W. Stone, the general secretary of the
association. recelved,a mefaagc from hlra
yesterday which sfitcd that his visit to
Portland would be made a week earlier
than had been arranged, and that he
would spend one day here. The engage
ment made some Ume ago for the Gen
eral to speak before the members of the
associitlon will be kept, but,the date put
forward a week.
General Howard Is one of the most
prominent men who wjll appear before the
association this year, and his reputation
as the writer of several seml-rellglous
books, besides a volume war remlnls--cences,
gives him an acknowledged place
among men of lettera. He has also-the
distinction of being the sole surviving
member of the many Major-Generals of
the Civil War, and has a war record of
high standing. He was at one time In
charge of Vancouver Barracks, and wis
among the first presidents oftho Portland
Toung .Men's Christian Association. 'For
the past several years he has devoted his
attention to lecturing, and is known
AND VISITING CARD ENGRAVERS
W. Q. SMITH & CO.
Washington Building, Cor. Fourth and Washington Streets
throughout tho country as s. strong sup
porter of the association, as well as an
active religious worker.
Will Push Fair in West Indies.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 6. George "V. Fish
back, formerly of St. Louis, has been ap
pointed World's Fair Commissioner to the
Windward Islands, Trinidad and Porto
Rico. Mr. FiahbSjjk Is now a membr of
the Legislature of Porto Rico, making his
headquarters at San Juan.
Have you friends coming from the East?
If so. send their names to the Denver Sc
Rio Grande office. 124 Third street. Port