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THE MORNING 0REG0NIA3T, TTJESJ3AY, DECEMBER 1, 1903.
TALK OF A CAUCUS
Short Session Advocates May
"VITAL" SUBJECTS BOB UP
If Only Two or Three Are Taken Up,
Adjournment of Legislature
Over Christmas Is Inevitable.
itiff the situation, and Is now engaged In
preparing evidence and papers upon whloh
some suit will be based later on. But be
has not decided exactly what the nature
of the proceedings will be. It may be
an application1 for an Injunction, In line
with the original Intention of the Mu
nicipal Association's" committee, and it
may be a more direct course. It Is pos
sible that a decision will be reached on
the subject today and that suit will be
flled tomorrow. '
CAPT. KELLOGG DIES
RonnViiinnnfi nf tha !Le:rIslature who wish
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of a caucus and a steering committee.
They fear that unless such precautions
are taken the gates will be thrown wido
open to general legislation.
The list of "vital" subjects of legislation
lengthens nearly every day. If they aro
taken up, even only two or three, adjourn
ment over Christmas Is regarded as Inevi
table. The lawmakers will ne'er consent
to dispose of such matters In a Jiurry.
Consequently the session promises to bo
cither very short or long.
The tax law can be remedied quickly If
the Legislature Is not convulsed by an at
tempt to restore the old law. But if
such "vital" matters as the portage, the
corporation tax, recording fees, "flat sal
aries," amendment of the hanging law and
additional money for Indian War veterang
should come up, the session would doubt
less string out.
The Government is making arrangements
to spend on the Celilo Canal the available
5300.000. Major JLangfltt, when asked yes
terday whether he was authorized to pro
ceed with the construction of the canal
when the free right of way Is secured, said
that the War Department was the proper
authority to give out that information.
"I have nothing to do with the right of
way," said he. "The portage and the
canal, according to present surveys, would
occupy the same ground at a few places,
but how much the two projects would con
flict I am not yet prepared to say."
Neither was Major Langfltt prepared to
tell whether canal work at those "few
places" could be deferred until the last so
that operation of the portage road would
be unhampered. He did not deny that
that manner of building the canal would
be practicable, but said:
"We are now making maps, showing re
spectively the surveys of the portage, the
canal and the O. R. & N.; when they aro
finished I shall be able to respond to
questions about right of way anji about
the practicability of building the canal
and operating tho portage contemporane
ously." "I figure," remarked a visiting politi
cian, "that Multnomah County will be
represented by 21 delegates in the Legis
lature, whereas, by the apportionment it
is entitled only to 19." The word "only"
grated on his larynx as if 19 was entirely
too many, even though the 19 shouldn't
adopt the unit rule. It exasperates out
sido counties to see Multnomah use its
full voting strength or "try to run the
state," as they put it.
When asked to explain the 21 the gen
tleman replied: "The two delegates who
augment Multnomah's representation to
the unlawful 21 are Representative Frank
Davey and Senator John D. Daly. Mr.
Davey was elected from Marlon County
and Mr. Daly from Polk, but both have
been living at Portland since the regular
"We people up the "Valley have a great
big kick coming. When you steal our
Legislators we can get along, though it's
bad enough. But when you pot-hunters
down here hog all the ducks and pheas
ants so that the farmer boys can't shoot
any more game, I tell you it's past en
durance." "I regret," announced Mr. Davey yes
terday, to see so many subjects of legis
lation bobbing up. I regret it exceedingly.
Did I pledge myself to the Governor? No,
but my conscience binds me to oppose
general legislation. Tho time will be too
short to digest other matters than the tax
law," and having thus pledged himself to
what may conscientiously be termed gas
tronomlc legislation, Mr. Davey went
about his business.
Representative J. H. Bobbins, of Sump
ter, a prominent mining man, a native of
Oregon, a champion of the Inland Empire
and the "open river" and withal a Demo
crat, has returned to Oregon from South
ern California, whero he has been seeking
health for the past several months. After
disposing of business matters hero Mr.
Bobbins will go to Sumpter.
"We should have a short session," said'
he last night, "the shorter the better. And
we should take up only the tax law."
When asked if he believed the portage
law should be repealed he replied: "Oh,
no, lndeei The open river is a guaranty
of the interior country's progress and of
Portland's greatness. If amendment shall
be deemed necessary I trust the Legisla
ture will not give the open river a set
back." Mr. Robblns does not Intend to offer any
amendment to the corporation tax law, or
to attempt its repeal, unless his constitu
ents in Baker County press him to do so.
He says that he believes in the principle
of the law, but that the law contains sev
eral inequalities, which bear heavily upon
ETJN IN SPITE OF OEDERS,
Chief of Police Unable to' Suppress
Slot mactilnes paying money .are run
ning in several saloons, despite the ef
forts of Mayor Williams, through Chief
Hunt, to have them closed. Orders are
issued again and again to allow no ma
chine to pay money Instead of checks,
but the. orders aro as repeatedly dis
obeyed. City Attorney McNary was asked yes
terday as to the report of an offer being
made to pay the city $20,000 for the ex
clusive privilege of placing money ma
chines anywhere in the town.
"Such a proposal was made, but It has
been turned down," replied the City At
torney. "It was decided that the city
had no right whatever to accept money
from such a source."
S. Morton Cohn, who controls about
half the slot machines in the city, says
Pioneer River Pilot Starts on
HELPED BUILD LOT WHITC0MB
Took Leading Part In Early Naviga
tion of Willamette and Columbia
--Was Member Masonic Vet
erans and Scottish Rite.
Captain Joseph Kellogg, 91 years old,
the best-known river pilot In the North
west and the representative of an es
teemed pioneer family, died at 7:20 o'clock
yesterday morning at the home of his son.
Captain Orin Kellogg, 410 Second street.
Death was due to inflammation of the
kidneys and heart trouble, with which Mr.
Meier & Frank Company
Cut Glass and Silverware in Superb Variety Basement
Meier 3& Frank Company
Bring in your Holiday Picture Framing Orders
Men's Smoking Jackets and Lounging Robes The Holiday Display Is Complete.
The Second-Floor Picture Store is Filled to Overflowing with New Pictures for Christmas.
OPEN: THE NEW TOYLA
iT'jLt. w. '
that he knows nothing definitely of the
proposal, but understood that It came
from a Seattlo man.
Two'Baloon keepers had said that Cohn
had promised to look after them. If ar
rested. Mr. Cohn's explanation was that
he is willing to fight the case out In
the courts, and will make a test case
SWAMI KAM AS TEACHER.
NOT THE SAME COHEN..
Departure of Louie Makes Trouble for
Moses and Hermann.
The fact that they aro frequently con
fused with Louie Cohen, the departed,
nas caused little Hermann and Moses
Cohen considerable bantering for the last
few days, since Louie left town, after
bilking the local sporting men out of
several hundred dollars. Louie used to
be a newsboy and so were the other
Cohens and the three of them are as
well known as any boys who have been
raised on the streets of Portland. But
Louie took to gambling and other fast
habits, while Hermann and Moses, who
are not related to him, continued la the
paths of virtue and are now becoming
young men of affairs, under the tutelage
of the business houses in which they are
office boys. Naturally their dignity la
considerably ruffled when they are asked
when they came back or how the balsam
of the tall timber agreed with them.
But worse than this, a good many men
who have seen the three boys around
town for years have not distinguished
them, and tho two honest boys aro In
constant danger of being mistaken for
the lost Louie. But Louie Is several years
older than his two respectable name
bearers, and the two younger lads are
not In any way connected with his evil
Will Expound His Philosophy to Port
Swaml Ham, the Indian philosopher,
who has delighted several Portland au
diences during the last week by his re
ligious teachings, has decided to give
every one Interested an opportunity to
become further acquainted with his
philosophy by giving a course of six
classes. A preliminary meeting will be
held today at which tho dates
will be arranged. Tha classes will be
held at the house of Mrs. O. N. Denny, at
S75 Sixteenth street, and the general sub
ject will be "Kegeneratlon Is the Realiza
tion of God." The following six ways of
coming to this realization will be ex
plained in the lessons: Through action,
love, knowledge or law, fearlessness,
purity and yoga, an Indian term for
which the nearest English equivalent Is
contemplation or concentration.
Next Sunday Swaml Ram will occupy
the pulpit in the Unitarian Church. On
that occasion he will speak on "Expansion
of Self." Tho ministers of Portland have
treated Swaml Ram with courtesy and
he is anxious to show his appreciation.
He has had several pleasant experiences
since he has been here, not the least of
which was his reception by the Bishop
Scott boys, before whom he lectured yes
terday. They applauded him again and
again, and when their principal told them
that Swaml Ram and he were .born In the
same part of India, they gave him the
school yell as a particular compliment.
WILE ITLE NO SUIT TODAY.
Attorneys for Municipal Association
Not Ready to Fight Gamblers Yet.
Contrary to published reports the at
torneys for the Municipal Association will
not file Injunction suits today against
Mayor George L. "Williams and Chief of
Police Hunt. In fact Judge Martin I
Pipes, in whose hands the matter largely
lies, has not yet satisfied himself that in
junction proceedings would be effective
or .that they are the most advisable legal
course for the association to pursue.
Since the reformers engaged Judge Pipes
" their lecal advisor he has been study-
SAYS HE WAS SWINDLED.
Gustav Thompson Pays $125 for In
terest in Mythical Business.
By a hoary-headed game Gustav
Thompson says he was swindled out of
$125. As a result P. L. Abbott was ar
rested yesterday morning and arraigned
before Municipal Judge Hogue.
Thompson says that he paid Abbott $50
for a share In an employment office at
225 Third street. A woman came to him
and asked him to buy out his partner,
and she would buy the entire business.
He gave Abbott $75. As a result,
Thompson says he has neither the office
nor the 5125. Abbott pleaded not guilty,
and was held under a cash ball of 575.
A CAED TO THE PUBLIC.
Through the columns of Tho Oregonlan
for tho past six months I have impor
tuned the good citizens of Portland to
Visit the B. B. Rich Curio Store. Tho
results have been most gratifying. I
have added since opening, many different
lines, making an Ideal place to pick up
quaint and artistic presents for home and
Eastern friends. I have endeavored to
conduct my Curio Stpre on the same plan
that has made a success of my other
enterprises. I therefore, without any hes
itancy, ask you to come up and visit us.
All goods sold have my personal guar
antee. B. B. RICH.
America Recognizes Servian King.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. They United
States Government has given directions
looking to the recognition of King Peter
Karageorgevltch of Servla.
Trunks and Bac.
The largest variety at Harris Trunk Co.
PiBo'a Cure cure your coughs, relieves sore
ness Of thO lUIUrS. and bain UfTlrailt KraafchlniC.
THE LATE CAPTAIN JOSEPH KELLOGG.
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The new Toyland the expanded toy departments-is complete this
morning. Sales force, carpenters, painters, helpers worked far
into the night that the toy section might be fn the best possible
condition today. The result the largest, the finest Toyland west
of Chicago. The best toy markets of this country and of Europe
have been diligently searched, and the most ingenious toys and
dolls, the results of the best foreign skill and American cleverness,
are here. The variety; is, practically speaking, endless and no
matter what price you wish to pay you will find toys and dolls
that are sure to delight the little ones marked at prices that in all
instances mean a substantial saving. We show thousands of nov
elties not found in any other storey The Meier & Frank store has
for years been recognized headquarters, and this year shall be no
exception. You must readily see the desirability of making your
selections while the stocks are complete and before the inevitable
holiday rush sets in. it is so much easier to find wTiat you want right now. If desired,
purchases made will be held and delivered for you when wanted. Bring the children as
often as you please. They're just as welcome as the mamas and papas Third Floor
With its immense stock of reading matter for young and old, is ready.
All the latest copyrights, sets, poems, Bibles, etc. When we say latest
copyright we mean this year's, this month's, last month's publications
not a lot of stale matter carried over from last Christmas and the
year before to palm off on you. Just think of "Eben Holden" being
included in a list of latest copyrights. The mushroom book store, is
equally as deceiving as their flaring and sensational headlines.
1904 Calendars and Christmas Cards, 5c to $6.00 each.
Kellogg has been afflicted for many years.
In spite of all the Infirmities incident to
old age, ho "was a remarkably well-pre
served man. He -was first taken seriously
ill on January 20, last, vrith pneumonia,
but entirely recovered and spent several
weeks at the Summer cottage of his son,
Orin Kellogg, at Seaside. Upon his re
turn from the beach ho was again taken
111, 'but after several weeks recovered
to such an extent that he was able to
be on the street. The last attack occurred
three weeks ago, since which tlmo Mr.
Kellogg grew steadily worse. The dead
man was well known In Masonic circles,
and brought over the plains to Oregon In
October, 1816, the charter granted by the
grand lodge of the State of Missouri au
thorizing the formation of Phoenix Lodge,
No. 123, the first Masonic lodge In Oregon.
The genealogy of the Kellogg family
shows that it came from England to
Massachusetts during. the colonial period.
Captain Joseph Kellogg was born In
Canada, June 24, 1812, while his parents,
whose home was In Vermont, were visit
ing relaUves over the Canadian border. It
was at the time of the War of 1812, and
by a subsequent act of Congress he, with
other children similarly circumstanced,
were declared to be citizens of this coun
try. The family moved to Ohio, and
started for Oregon In 1S47. Joseph Kellogg
learned the millwright's trade and when
he located a claim at Milwaukle he laid
out the town and built a sawmllL la the
Spring of 1S50 he and his partners built
tho Jjot Whitcomb, the first steamboat of
any 8lzeyln Oregon. A flour mill was
erected lit Milwaukle and later Captain
Kellogg built the Merchant mill In this
city. He afterward engaged In various
business ventures, and with the steamer
Onward he began the navigation of the
Tualatin and built a canal between that
river and the Sucker Lake, making it
possible to bring freight to Oswego and
thence to the Willamette.
"He was acUvely Interested In tho Peo
ple's Transportation Company in 1S64, and
superintended the construction of the
basin above the Willamette Falls, three
years later, which proved of great value
in facilitating the navigation of the river.
In 1870 the People's TransportaUon Com
pany Bold out to Ben Holladay, and soon
afterward the Willamette Transportation
Company was formed, of which Captain
Kellogg became vice-president and direc
tor. Selling out his interests, he formed
a new transportation company -vith his
brother Jason and his two sons, and
placed his boats on the Columbia River
on the line to the Cowlitz River. They
navigated the Cowlitz Rrver far up into
the lear of Washington. The firm was
ultimately Incorporated as the Joseph
Kellogg Transportation Company, tho
members being himself and. his son Orrln.
In politics Captain Kellogg was a Re
publican. In Masonry he ranked high. In
1872 ho became a member of PorUand
Lodge, No. 55, and was a Scottish Rite
Mason of the 32d degree. He was also an
honorary member of the Masonic Veteran
Association of the Pacific Coast, and in
1890 he was elected a member of the Ma
sonic Veteran Association of the United
States, and vice-president for Oregon. It
was Captain Kellogg's aim to exemplify
the teachings of the order and to carry
out its precepts of kindness and brotherly
love. Several years ago he retired from
tho cares of active business. His wife
died In January, 1902, and. he is survived
by his son. Captain Orin Kellogg; three
brothers, Ellsah and Jason Kellogg, both
residents of Portland, and Edward Kel
logg, of Grant's Pass, Or., and by three
grandchildren, Mrs. J. Francis Drake, Miss
Ruby Kellogg and Chester Kellogg.
The funeral will take place from the
ScotUsh Rite Cathedral at 2 o'clock to
The Christmas showing is a
beautiful one. Never before
have we prepared on such a
liberal scale thousands and
thousands of magnificent
pieces of cut glass, solid and
plated silver, brass, copper
and nickel novelties, cloi
sonne ware, bisque statuary,
candelab-qa, electroliers chaf
ing dishes, 5 o'clock teas,
etc, etc This big basement
store is not to be passed by if
you are looking for Christmas
things of a high character.
Increased sales force, im
proved service insures every
one securing prompt and sat
Main Substation U. S. Post
office, rear Main Floor.
Stamps Sold, Money Or
ders Issued and Packages
Greatly underpriced this week.
Nothing wrong with the Under
wear all are beautiful pieces of
hand embroidered, dainty em
broidery and lace trimmed im
ported French lingerie. We
simply want to clean up the stock
on hand before the new impor
tation arrives late this month.
Many women would greatly ap
preciate a piece of real French
Underwear for Christmas. Con
$ 5.00 French Chemise reduced to $3.97
$ 7.00 French Chemise reduced to $5.28
$10.00 French Gowns reduced to $7.99
$ 3.00 French Drawers reduced to $2.37
$32.50 French skirts $23.78
$35.00 French skirts $23.78
$12.00 French skirts $8.89
$45.00 French skirts $33.50
$18.00 French skirts $9.87
$12.50 French skirts $7.78
$16.50, $17.50, $18.00, $20.00
French gowns . . .$15.38
The holiday Apron display is second to none in the land.
Every new and pretty style in endless variety every price.
Let us show them to you second floor.
Money saved if you're interested in
handsome Photo Albums for Christ
7x9 Amums, nanosome cov- 1A
ers: resrular 50c kind HeC
9x11 Albums, handsome col'd
covers; 85c and 90c kind.
All $1.00 Albums, size 9x11; big
assortment of best
All 5)1.25 Albums very best qq
style covers; sale price. . . . -? -C
All $1.50 Albums, beautiful colored
covers ; takes 24 cabinet
and 16 small photos. . ..
$1.75 and $1.85 Albums in
vast assortment at
$2.00 Albums, sizes 8x17,
10x11, for ,
$3 Albums ; burnt wood tf A.Q '
front; handsome style. 4?ofiT3'
20 per cent reduction on all Al
bums from $3.00 up to $12.00.
Chance to buy Holiday Gifts at a
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the Very Best
"I have been using Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and want to say It Is the beat
cough medicine I have ever taken." saj'3
George L. Chubb, a merchant at Harlan,
Mich. There Is no Question about Its
being the best as It will cure a cough or
cold in less time than any other treat
ment. It should always bo kept In the
home ready for Instant use, for a cold can
be cured In much less Ume when It re
ceives prompt attention. For sale by all
THE CLOAK STORE
Announces for this week an unusual low price sale of all the high-class
Suits and Costumes also a special sale of Coats, Dressing Jackets and
Wrappers. In addition to the special sales a complete showing is being
made of fine Furs at reasonable prices, all kinds of skins; Scarfs, Stole
effects, Cape effects, Jackets, Fur .FouV-in-Harfd Sets, Etc. Every
woman would appreciate a pretty fur piece 'for Christmas. A saving
if you buy here.
$40, $42, $45 Suits $29.25
All our best $40, $42 and $45 Suits, in fancy tweeds
and cheviots, zibelines and broadcloths, fly front,
'sioojp asnoxq 'suibss paddfcis jo ured '3up;u-q2p
all the latest garments, in all sizes, $29.25.
$48, $50, $55 Suits $35.85
Beautiful suits of wire cloth, fancy zibelines, cash
meres, fancy tweeds and cheviots, broadcloths, long
frock styles, with or without capes, blouse and tight
$58, $60, $62 Suits $44.55
$58, $60, $62 Suits for $44.55. Select from a grand
variety of fully 100 suits, all new this season, best
models and fabrics, the bargain event of the season.
$65, $68, $72 Suits $48.25
Magnificent Suits, all the latest models in blouse or
tight-fitting effects, choice of all the finest materials
and styles, selling regularly at $65, $68 and $72,
your choice of the entire stock at the price, $48.25.
$22;$24 Coats $ 15.45
Ladies' Coats in kerseys, meltons,
broadcloths, zibelines, cheviots in cas
tor, tan, brown, reds, black, with or
without capes, fancy braid and button-
trimmed, with or without military ef
fect, all sizes, $22 and $24 coats at
All our fine novelty Coats at a big re
duction from the regular selling prices.
$1.50 Wrappers 89c
50 dozen flannelette Wrappers, best
quality, styles Sand patterns, ruffled and
braid trimmed, two ruffles over shoul
der, full flounce- skirt, black and white,
red, gray, navy, regular $1.50 line at
Japanese quilted silk Dressing Sacques,
pointed collar, -turnover cuffs, silk
frogs or loops, very best styles and
color combinations all sizes
$5 Kind Now $3.85
$7 Kind Now $4.4,5
Hundreds of thousands of them in every quality
and style, from the plain 10-cent all-linen hand
kerchief to the beautiful real lace handkerchief
at $25.00. Box handkerchiefs in enormous vari
ety. All in all, we can-supply your holiday hand
kerchief needs to your thorough satisfaction.
The Lace Sale
Continues through this week and includes every
yard of lace we own, no matter what the style or
All evening Nets are greatly reduced. Real
laces reduced. Would please the lady. New
lot 01 corset cover emproidenes,
A remarkable sale of Sterling Silver Nov
elties is in progress here. Our entire stock
at a small fraction of its real value. A
chance to buy useful and ornamental holiday
gifts at a big saving.
50c, 60c, 65c Letter Seals, Paper Cutters in Pearl,!
witn sterling nanaies; combs, scissors, l
75c, 80c, 85c Hat Brushes, Ink Wells, sterling-
mounted LomDs, .Button JtiooKs, Uourt Q
Plaster, etc dr C
goc ana qi.oo setter fceais, mutton nooks, a
Shoe Horns, sets OrC
$1.00, $1.25, $1.50 Hat Brushes, Nail Ruff ers, Let
ter Seals, Cigar Sets, Shoe Horns,
All $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 pieces
25c, 30c, 40c sterling silver Curling Irons, Tweez
ers, Desk Blotters, Manicuring Knives,
Crochet Hooks, etc
Sterling silver handle Roller Blotters and
Baby Rattles, regular 50c values, at
40c and 50c Inkstands, Pomade Jars,
SmeUing Salt Bottles, etc., on sale at
50c and 95c Darners with sterling silver