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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1904.
MUST PAY POLL TAX
Ten Thousand Men in Portland
THEY DO NOT. KNOW -IT YET
Exemption Law Was Not Re-Enacted
by Last Legislature in Time to
Enable Assessor to Work Un
der Its Provisions.
There will probably be a storm of pro
tests by many of Portland's male inhabit
ants "when they call to pay their taxes
for 1904 and they And that they will be
required to pay poll tar. In past years
poll tax was collected from only about
2000 persons assessed for personal prop
erty taxes, but this year Assessor -lic-Xonell
has assessed poll tax against over
10,000 men in Portland.
This year all personal property was as
sessed and the personal property roll con
tains about 21,000 names. This includes
the names of numerous women. Omitting
these and also men under age and over
50 years old and others exempt from the
payment of poll tax, leaves about 10,000
who are assesed, and it becomes the duty
of the Sheriff to collect the tax
In 1903 the Legislature passed an act
repealing the exemption clause of $300 on
personal property, and at the special ses
sion, which convened the following De
cember to straighten out the tax laws,
the exemption clause was re-enacted. The
re-enactment bill did not take effect until
March 21, 1904, and as the Assessor as
sesses all personal property as of March 1,
he assessed all furniture, household effects
and personal property of every descrip
tion without allowing any exemption.
Consequently all persons are supposed to
pay a tax. on furniture, no matter how
little i may be, and when the names were
taken for the personal property roll, a poll
tax was added except where persons are
exempt "Therefore everybody is expected
to pay a tax on personal property and
also a poll tax, except men who own
nothing in. the property line. They are
The Supreme Court of the State of
Washington recently held the poll tax law
of that state unconstitutional for lack of
uniformity, because It did not apply to
all persons alike and exempted certain
classes. The Oregon law is subject to
more objections on the ground of lack of
uniformity than the "Washington, law, and
will no doubt "be held .unconstitutional if
tested by the courts.
ASK FOR HABEAS CORPUS.
Men Arrested for Violating Gravel-Pit
"W. T. Joplin and Charles Meeks, who
were arrested and fined $23 each in the
Municipal Court for violating the ordi
nance prohibiting the operation of gravel
pits in the City of Portland, yesterday
filed a petition for a writ of habeas cor
pus in the State Circuit Court, through
their attorneys. Pipes & Tifft. The case
will come up for hearing today.
Several months ago "William L.ind was
arrested and fined by Judge Hogue for
operating a gravel pit, and the case was
carried to the State Circuit Court, where
Judge George declared the ordinance to
be invalid and Illegal. The City Council
thereupon passed a new ordinance against
the operation of gravel pits within the
city limits, containing changes calculated
to remove the objections urged against
the former ordinance: Joplin and Meeks
were arrested, tried and convicted under
the new ordinance which Pipes & Tifft
say is Just as bad as the first one. They
also allege that a man cannot be pre
vented from digging gravel on his own
property. Judge George, In deciding the
present case, will be required to pass upon
the validity of the new act.
KIERNAN OBTAINS A JUDGMENT
Old Suit Against V. Kratz Comes to
The old suit of John Kiernan against
V. Kratz came to an end yesterday when
judgment was rendered in favor of Kier
nan for $8664. In 1S94 Kratz and Kiernan
owned interests in the McMinnville
Flouring Mills. Kiernan sold his Interest
to Kratz and received in part payment
certificates of deposit in the Portland
Savings Bank. The bank had failed ana
Kratz agreed if the certificates were not
paid in full within three years to reim
burse Kiernan. Uhey were not paid in
full and Kiernan sued for the difference.
Kratz as a defense alleged that Kiernan
signed off to enable the bank to reopen,
otherwise when the bank opened Kiernan
could have collected in fulL Kiernan said
it was Kratz who signed off. At the first
trial the Jury disagreed. The second trial
Kiernan won. The Supreme Court grant
ed a new trial, which was set for yester
day. Kratz did not appear, but was rep
resented by Ed Mendenhall, an attorney,
who consented that.Kiernan take a Judg
ment. The next step is for him to collect
It. Kratz is now in Los Angeles.
Paupers Buy Much Whisky.
P. E. Miller filed a remonstrance in
the County Court yesterday against
granting a license for a saloon at Sylvan
because he said it was improperly con
ducted. Speaking upon the subject, Mr.
"A saloon at Sylvan has always been
a nuisance. There is a school near, and
children going to and from it, passlhg
the saloon, are made to hear vulgar lan
guage. "Women are often insulted. Then
the paupers from the po$r farm frequent
the place, and frequently teamsters find
them lying drunk in the road, and have
to roll them to one side to keep from
running over them.
"The county farm is a full mile away
from Sylvan, but the paupers climb the
hill in order to reach the saloon. How
they get the money to pay for the liquor
I do not know, but I do know that a
saloon-keeper at Sylvan told me if it was
not for the county farm he would have to
go out of business. He said six or seven
bottles were bought by inmates of the
farm every day. and that kept him up."
Sylvan did not go dry at the recent
election, consequently if the saloon
keeper has a legal right to a license he
will probably get it.
May Proceed Against Brothels.
Members of the Municipal Reform
League appeared as witnesses before the
grand Jury yesterday, and it is reported
that houses of Hi-fame were the subject
of Inquiry. Two sessions were held, morn
ing and afternoon, and District Attorney
Manning was present at each, assisting
the grand Jury with legal advice.
About six months ago John Bain, a
leading member of the Reform League,
announced that disorderly houses ought
to be suppressed, especially in certain
localities near the business district.
There were some such houses near Mor
rison street. Stark street and Oak street,
on different cross streets, some of which
have since been vacated. The Idea was
to proceed against the owners of the prop
erty as well as the occupants of the
Was His Own Fault.
A nonsuit was granted by Judge CI clan d
yesterday in .the $10,000 damage suit of
Stanley M. Snider against Herman Rut
in an and the Log Cabin Baking Company.
Snider fell into an open trapdoor leading
to the cellar of the bakery, striking on
hie be&d, ud was severely Injured. He
testified that he did not know how he
happened to fall in. It was daylight at
the time and he could see that the trap
door was open. Judge Cleland for this
reason held that Snider was to blame for
the accident and that the defendants were
not liable for damages. The motion for
a nonsuit was argued by Judge Thomas
O'Day and Charles J. SchnabcL
Contractor Sues City.
"W. H. Gordon, a contractor, has sued
the City of Portland for $774 on account
of extra labor and material furnished in
erecting-a house for a hose wagon at the
foot of East "Washington street, the con
tract price for which was $3443. The
principal Item is $544 for changing the
second floor from lath and plastering to
Gordon alleges also in his complaint
that the city agreed to furnish him a se
cure and properly constructed dock for
the ' foundation . of the building, which
was not done, and that he was obliged
to take down part of the framework and
put ' it up again, being damaged to the
extent of $450.
Injunction to Be Filed Against Word.
The attorneys for M. A Nease and oth
ers who were ejected from the "Warwick
Club poolrooms by Sheriff "Word, state
that they will file an injunction suit
against the Sheriff in an effort to obtain
possesion of the property. Sheriff Word
still has an armed guard In charge of the
place. John M. Gearin, one of the coun
sel for the proprietors, says the court will
be asked to restrain the Sheriff from in
terfering with the right of the plaintiffs
to the occupancy and control of the prem
ises. He said he did not know if this
move will prove successful, but he would
Walton to Be Sentenced Tomorrow.
Sentence will be pronounced upon
Charles "W. "Walton Saturday morning by
Judge Cleland. before whom he was tried
for shooting Ole Nelson, a policeman, and
robbing Emanuel Johnson, a conductor of
a "Willairette-Heights car. Judge Cleland
yesterday Oenled a motion filed by Henry
St. Rayner to strike certain affidavits
from the files.
Edith Dervell has sued Frank Dervell
for a divorce because of desertion com
mencing in April, 1902. They were mar
ried in Walla Walla in May, 1900. There
are no children.
Papers in a divorce suit filed by Sam
uel B. Rowan against Gratia Rowan in
Clackamas County, were served by the
Sheriff yesterday; also papers In a di
vorce suit filed in Chehalis. Wash., by
Alton R. Kellogg against Mabel Kellogg.
W. C. Fischer has sued the G. W.
Cone Lumber Company and W. P. Mc
Intire to recover $1025 on account of
claims due various men for work and
labor performed in a logging camp .-at
AGREE ON LOWER PRICE.
Citizens of Arlington Will Allow O. R.
& N. to Run Through Town.
The citizens of Arlington have come to
an agreement with the management of
the O. R. & N. in regard to the right of
way through the streets of the city.
Some time ago the city asked the right-of-way
department of the company $3000
for the franchise through the town. The
department gave assurances that this
sum would be given, but when the mat
ter was submitted to Mr. Calvin, gen
eral manager of the road, the proposition
was held up.
At a meeting held in Arlington a few
days ago, however, it was decided to al
low' the use of the streets for $1200, and
this offer has been accepted by the O. R.
& N. The matter having been decided,
the Council will grant the franchise in
a short time. The work is being rushed
through at Arlington since the agree
ment was reached. It Teihg a certainty
that the franchise would be given as
promised by the city.
The citizens of Arlington took the posi
tion In the controversy that the coming
of the road at this time would change
Arlington from a point of distribution to
a simple Junction point, and would there
fore work a detriment to the place until
conditions had changed and the people
bad adapted themselves to the new state
of affairs. For this reason, and since the
city jarrles a heavy bonded debt. It was
decided to ask what was thought to be
a reasonable figure for the use of the
streets by the railroad company.
PMN STTMMER RESORT.
Evangelical Association to Establish
"We have secured an option of eight
acres at Jennings Lodge, on the Oregon
Water Power & Railway Company's Ore
gon City line and on the banks of the
Willamette River, and will establish a
great educational and religious center for
our conference," said Rev. S. N. Shupp,
of the Evangellcan Association of tho
Oregon Conference, yesterday, speaking
for the Campmeetlng Association.
The association will meet this afternoon
and complete the purchase of this ground,
which was selected by Rer. B. J. Green,
Rev. G. W. Plummer and Rev. 6. N.
Shupp. Mr.- Shupp Is pleased with the
location and thinks it is Just the place for
the purpose. The association will build
a tabernacle In which will be held all the
annual conventions, educational and oth
erwise, and the annual campmee tings of
the Evangelical Association of this state,
taking Up from three to four weeks every
year. The ground will be laid off in lots
for sale or lease to members, under re
strictions. The association also contem
plates the erection of a hoteL
TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL TONIGHT
Dr. Stephen S. Wise Will Preach on
"The Parent and the Child."
Dr. Stephen S. Wise will deliver this
evening the first of two addresses on the
general subject, "The Education of Our
Children." The special theme of this
evening? s address will be "The Parent and
the Child: a Study in Personal Responsi
bility." Services will begin at 8 P. M.,
and all strangers are welcome.
STOP FOB COIXTXS HOT SPRINGS.
A covered platform has been erected
by the O. R- & T. immediately opposite
Collins Hot Springs for tho accommoda
tion of passengers who desire to visit this
resort. The Spokane Flyer, trains 3 and
4, stop at this point on nag to take on or
let -off passengers. A commodious launch
meets and carries all passengers and bag
gage across the river to the hoteL
"Help! Help! I
am falling!" cried
And a kind neighbor came
to the rescue with. a bottle
of Ayer's Hair Vigor. The
hair was saved ! In grati
tude, it grew long and heavy,
and with all the deep, rich
color of early life. Sold in
all parts of the world for
FREIGHT MARKET BROKEN
NO RATES QUOTABLE AT SAN
Demoralized by Recent Low Portland
Charter Over Seventeen and Six
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10. (Special.)
The grain freight market is demoralized.
No accurate rates can be quoted. Seven
vessels belonging to the shipowners com
bination are preparing to leave in ballast
and others will follow. The fact that a
vessel outside the union recently accepted
20 shillings for Portland loading, a rate be
low any recent charter here, has had a
As grain prices are strong at home and
weak abroad, shippers cannot enter the
freight market, unless rates materially de
cline. A vessel to load here could not now
obtain above 17s 6d.
PORT OF PORTLAND MEETING.
Only Routine Business Transacted at
It was routine business entirely that
came up for discussion at the monthly
meeting of the Port of Portland Commis
sion yesterday. All the members were
present except Mr. Adams.
Captain Pease made bis report oh the
application of the Peninsular Lumber
Company for the removal of gravel de
posited back of the St Johns dike, stating
that when the material was dumped, the
dredge was being operated by the United
States Engineers. He had consulted tho
board's attorneys and was told that no
liability attached to the Port of Portland.
Commissioner Willis held otherwise, and
after some talk it was decided to have
Superintendent Groves make a further in
vestigation. Captain Groves reported that the steam
er Wenona needed a new boiler and re
pairs to her hull, and a committee was ap
pointed to get estimates and olds for the
work. The superintendent was instructed
to provide a triangle for use as a fog sig
nal on the Columbia.
S. J. Ogden, of St. Johns, put In a claim
of 575 for a cow killed by the dredge at
Postofflce Bar, which was referred to
Captain Groves for particulars.
The owners of the schooner Andy Ma
hony wrote to know if regular rates are
to be charged by the drydock In rainy
weather, when painting and similar work
cannot be done. As the question was a
new one. It was referred to Captains
Spencer and Pease to investigate and re
A communication from T7. J. Clemens
relating to the placing of dredge insurance
was put on file..
A casualty report form for the recording
of damage to the port's and outside prop
erty was adopted.
Mutiny on a Lake Steamer.
CHICAGO, Nov. 10. Captain Thomas H.
Meyers having declared that his crew was
mutinous and that he had no control over
the men. Deputy United States Marshals
have visited the ship S. A Wood to serve
a writ for an unpaid towing bill. On
rowing to the boat Just outside tbe Gov
ernment breakwater they say they found
a idrunken crew wnlch resented interfer
ence and that tne mate threatened to stab
Marshal Currier and throw him over
board. The officials returned for rein
forcements, seized the ship, placing a
custodian in charge, and arrested the
mate, George Smith.
Investigating Inspection Service.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10. Admiral
Kempff and Secretary Metcalf, of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, began
today to Investigate the conduct of the
United States local, inspectors of steam
vessels. They will visit many vessels In
the harbor and will satisfy themselves by
personal inspection whether they are
equipped and managed in accordance with
Crews of Two Vessels Lost.
HAMBURG, Nov. 10. The crew of the
German bark Thalia, bound from Iqulque
for Hamburg, all of the members of which
were lost through the foundering of the
vessel during storm in the North Sea,
numbered 20. There were seven menIn
the crew of the 140-ton schooner Neptune,
the loss of which was reported at the
same time as that of the Thalia.
Daily Service on UpperRiver.
ALBANY. Or., Nov. 10, SpecIaL) The
dock at this city Is undergoing extensive
improvements. A dally boat service will
be given Albany and Corvallls this Win
ter, and the boats will commence running
on the Upper Willamette as soon as a
few days' rain provides the necessary
stage of water.
The Plerrl LotI, grain-laden for Europe,
left down yesterday morning.
The China liner NIcomedIa Is due at As
toria today, being 17 days out from Toko
The steamer Hercules, after having the
damage caused by striking a rock near
Hood River repaired. left for Lyje last
Tilght to join the Regulator fleet.
The Glaueus yesterday shifted from
Greenwich Dock No. 1 to the elevator dol
phlnls, the Langsdale from Banfleld's to
Oceanic the Asie Irom iiarun s to Irv
ing and the Europe from the stream to
The British bark Dunreggan, which ar
rived at Astoria yesterday from Newcas
tie, N- S. W.. has a cargo of coal for the
Holmes Company. The German bark
Nauarchos comes In ballast from Toko-
suka and Is seeking business.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Nov. 10. Balled at 8 A. M.
Steamer Elmore, for Tillamook. Sailed at 8
A. M. Schooner Irene, for San Pedro. Ar
rived at 11:15 A M. British bark Duaregsan,
from Newcastle. Arrived at 11:35 A M. and
left up at 2:30 P. if. Steamer Geo. "IV. Elder,
from San .Francisco. Arrived down at 12:30
P. M. French bark Caznbronne. Arrived at
1:80 German bark Nauarchos. from Tokosuka.
Arrived In at 4 Sbeetooa. Arrived down at
Z:S and sailed at 5 P. M. Steamer Whlttler,
for San Francisco. Condition of the bar at 5
P. smooth; tried northwest; -weather
San Fran cl :o, Nov. 10. Sailed Schooner
James A Garfield, for Portland; steamer Sler
ra, for Sydney, via Honolulu; British ship
Chelmsford, for London; British, ship Kensing
ton, for Queenntown: British ship TVestgate,
for Ipswich. Arrived Steamer Empire, from
Coos Bay; steamer Charles Kelson, from Seat
tle and Tacoma; steamer Breakwater, from
Coco Bay; German steamer Ammon, from Scat
tie: V. 8. S. Dir. from Tacoma.
New York. Nov. 10. Arrived Phoenicia,
Gibraltar. Ifov. 10. The United States cruiser
Olympla tailed today for Genoa.
Havre, Nov. 10. Arrived Steamer La Savol,
from New York.
Cherbourg-. Nov. 10. Sailed "Wilhelm der
Grosse. for New Toric.
Queenstown, Nor. 10. Sailed Majestic; for
London, Nov. 10. Sailed MInnetonka, for
Trieste. Nov. 10. Sailed Glnla, for New
Genoa, Nov. 10. Balled Lombard la, for New
Tenerifto, Nov. 10. Arrived Luxor, from
San Francisco, for Hamburg.
New York. Nov. 10. Sailed Moltke, for
Hamburg, via "Plymouth and Cherbourg; Mon
golian, for Glasgow, via Bermuda and Havana.
Naples. Nov. 10. Arrived Romanic, from
Boston, via Fonts, del Gada; 5th. Ultonla, from
New York for Trieste and Flume.
Hamburg; Nov. 10. Arrived Pennsylvania,
from New York and Dover.
Hoqularo. "Wash., Nov. 10. Special.) Arrived
Meta NeJsofiT from San Francisco for Ho-
qulam. Sailed Barkentlne Wrestler, from Ab
erdeen for Mexico.
Could Net Read English.
Inability to mi aai writs Tngltob, die
barred 20 applicants from the labor serv
ice examination yesterday afternoon. One
hundred and 20 men who wanted city
Jobs presented themselves before Civil
Service Secretary McPherson. who acted
as examiner. Just about 100 will pass
The examination was simple in the ex
treme. About all that was required was
a reasonable knowledge of the English
language and residence within the city
for one year.
PALL TERM OF FEDERAL COURT
Jury Is Impaneled, and May Work
The trial jury for the Fall term of the
United States District Court was 'impan
eled yesterday morning, with this per
sonnel: C. A Barrett, A G. Adkins, J. C
Weatherly, Frank Tale, A BIcvens, Aaron
Isaac. J. F. Brown, O. H. Newell. George
KJllen, J. L. Barnbouse, James ilcMillen
and B. C. Elliott. The Jury will probably
be kept bard at work until January. The
first criminal case Is that against Louis
Savage, an Indian, who Is indicted for
murder, and he will be tried Monday. The
land-fraud cases against Emma L. Wat
son, Horace G. McKinley, S. A D. Puter
and aarie Ware are docketed for No
vember 2L 1
Yesterday was devoted to condemnation
proceedings begun by the United States
Government against Alexander Gilbert,
Sarah L. Byrd and Sarah A Hill, to ac
quire title to about 1SS acres of land ad-
Joining the Point Adams military reserva
tion, where iort Stevens Is located, near
Seaside. The Government wishes to ex
tend the military reservation to make
room for a garrison of 500 men, and some
little time ago made offers to Alexander
Gilbert, Sarah I. Byrd and Sarah A Hill
to buy their property, hut the parties
could not agree as Xp what was thought to
be a satisfactory price. The owners hold
their land at a high price, fondly believ
ing that A B. Hammond, president of the
Astoria & Columbia River Railroad Com
pany, who already owns wharf property
at Flavel and adjoining points, will be
forced before long to buy the Byrd-GU-bert-Hlll
tract for a railroad terminal.
From evidence given by witnesses for the
Government, it appeared that the land In
controversy Is composed of drifting sand.
swamp, a grove and a ridge, and is valued
at from $15 to $25 per acre. Then the de
fense had its innings, and the only wit
ness called, Samuel Adair, an Astoria
real estate main, thought the property in
dispute is available as a seaside resort
and that the tract as a whole Is worth
from $150 to J200 per acres "I base my
opfnlon on land I recently sold at Young's
Bay for $150 per acre," explained the wit
ness. "Is it not covered at times by the tide?"
inquired United States District Attorney
"Does the man who bought the property
raise clams on It? Or does he raise a
"He does neither."
The case was continued until this morn
ing. John H. Smith, A. M. Smith and
Harrison Allen, of Astoria, appear for the
William H. Kelly, formerly Postmaster
at Greenhorn. Grant County, appeared be
fore Judge Bellinger, charged with em
bezzling United States funds as Postmas
ter, and he pleaded guilty. On his behalf
It was explained that he had repaid to the
Government all but $350 of the sum taken.
Kelly was sentenced to serve six months
In the County Jail and to pay a fine equal
to the amount embezzled, $950.
SOMETHING DT A NAME.
Inhabitants of Willsburg. Object to
Town Being Called Nickum.
Willsburg Is In the grasp of a ruth
less -corporation which Is forcing the
peaceful little hamlet not only to ac
cept the intrusion of a -modern suburb
an car service, but Is thrusting upon
the wonder-stricken natives the name
It is awful, and in the poetic lan
guage of a correspondent, who is "sim
ply an observer," nothing more. It is
"a huge misunderstanding and absurd
ity and an impertinence."
"The burg," says the observer, "is
in a state of great excitement and in
dignation, so great that the business of
the. neighborhood is almost at a stand
still." It Is a sad and pathetic story but
"in the interests of justice it must be
told." The Oregon Water Power &
Railway Company has recently fin
ished a line between Portland and Ore
gon City known as the Springfield cut
off. Willsburg nestles along the side
of this new track In peaceful content
and peers down over the banks of a
cut 50 feet to where the cars speed be
tween the old city of the falls and
Portland. The Oregon Water Power
Company decided at the earnest solic
itation of the inhabitants to put a sta
tion at Willsburg. The citizens took up
a subscription to build the 100 steps
necessary to get down to the track
and the station at their foot. The im
provement was being rushed to com
pletion when the workmen were
startled by a newly-painted board
bearing the legend "Nickum" which
had been placed in front of the new
station-house. Then they struck, and
business Is- at a standstill, Exchange
the poetic name of Willsburg for the
appellation of "Nickum"! Not much.
In view of all of these facts nothing
is doing at Willsburg. The steps stand
out like a skeleton against the night
and the gentle, wistful rain slips si
lently through the unshlngled roof of
the waiting-room. But there will be no
compromise. It must either be Wills
Station or the Inhabitants will nail
no more shingles, build no more steps
or look with no kindly eye on the cor
poration that robbed them of their
WOMAN AND MEN ARRESTED.
Charged With Stealing Jewelry and
Clothing in Lodging-Houses'.
Detectives Welner and Day yesterday
arrested G. P. Feeley. aged 24; Billy
Gutman, aged 27, and Mrs". J. S. Burlou,
aged 2S, for larceny In a dwelling. Tho
three are now incarcerated In the City
Jail awaiting preliminary examination.
The arrests occurred In a rooming
house at Front and llorrison streets.
The crimes with which the three are
charged are two in number. One Is the
stealing of $300 worth of Jewelry from
HE MEANS SCOTTS"!
Your doctor says you must
take cod liver oiL Probably he
rrtiTans Scott's Emulsion he
's cause you cannot take the
clear oil; no one can take the'
clear oil who needs cod liver
oil. The doctor understands
that and doubtless means
Scotfs Emulsion of cod liver
oil which everybody can take
because it is emulsified and
prepared so that it can be
very easily digested by the
most sensitive stomach. Most
everybody likes it
SCOTT SOWXX, toJtMi9ta.ee, XtrM,
ANOTHER CRASH IN
An opportunity came our way recently to purchase some very fine
pianos at an exceptionally low figure, provided we took them all and
at once. We did it. Although we knew the pianos to be strangers in
these parts we were perfectly willing to depend upon their merits
to recommend them.
We Offer 100 New Model
$350 and $400 Clarenden
Pianos for $258
At $1.50 a Week
It Is the Greatest Piano Value In the World
No piano anywhere near its equal in tone, action, artistic design.
Quality of material of workmanship has ever been offered by any other
manufacturer or dealer at anywhere near the price of the Clarenden
at $258, which is really
V-2 Its Real Value! .
The Clarenden Pianos Have No Equal
for pianos that cannot begin to compare with them are offered for sale
daily by dealers at from $350 to $400. Therefore you make a saving of
$150 to $200 when you secure one. The celebrated tone-lasting Clar
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Built to Last a Lifetime!
By skilled, experienced piano-builders, whose head inspects every instru
ment personally before it leavs the factory.
Every Clarenden piano is as fully guaranteed in every particular and
for as long a term of years as the highest-priced piano we sell.
A beautiful stool and handsome scarf presented with each piano.
Piano Buying Is a Confidence
Unless you have expert knowledge of piano manufacturing you must
rely entirely upon the reputation of the firm from which you buy. We
will be glad at any time to have you look at and examine pianos for sale
elsewhere and after Inspecting them, with an expert if you wish, come
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ism, consider its construction, give It a thorough investigation, and
then Judge for yourself If there is any $350 or $400 piano in the world
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Only $10 Down and $1.50 a Week
" Delivered to Your Home on Payment of $10
No Insurance and No "Extras" Whatever
We give our customers the benefits of our immense output and great
Tbe celebrated tone-lasting Clarenden embodies all the latest im
provements. They have the rinest action in the world; finest Imported
felt hammers, finest copper strings, made by the most celebrated mak
ers In the world; bushed pins, selected ivory keys, new Boston fallboard
and music rack, three pedals and practice muffler; the scale Is over
strung and 7 1-3 octaves.
The cases are beautifully finished, in finest figured double veneer,
handsomely carved and polished.
The touch is exceptionally responsive and elastic; so easily manipu
lated that a child of 2 could get a good, strong- tone with ease;
ClareHden Piano are conceded to be far superior to other pianos sold
by dealers at from $350 to $400, so you save from $150 to $200 by se
curing one-of these.
Clareadea Plaaos are really masterpieces of piano construction.
We challenge one to find a piano sold at retail at even double the
price we offer the Clarenden for that will in any way compare with it.
NOTE PAKTICUIAItliY This is not a piano club. Any one is entitled
to the benefits derived from this great offer.
Upon request we wul send a representative, who will explain and
give lull particulars regarding this wonderful piano offer.
Excb&Hge your old piano for a beautiful new Clarenden.
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
Largest and Most Reliable 351 Washlngtoa St., cor. Park
the room occupied by Mis 3 Eva Bur
rows at 255 Second street. The other
Is the larceny of $150 worth of clothing
from Miss Edna- Vaughn -of 51 Union
The latter crime was committed
Wednesday night, and the former the
night before. Yesterday the two detec
tives came across one of the stolen
dresses In a pawnshop and rapidly traced
the person who sold it. The arrest of
the three followed. Gutman comes from
an excellent family In California, and he
Immediately wired hl3 relatives after be
ing arrested. Feeley and the woman In
the case are old friends and have been
under police surveillance before. In
searching the room occupied by Feeley
and the woman, some of the stolen
goods were located In a trunk. The de
found on page 10 of this issue of The
WIHING TO CLOSE ON SUNDAY.
Master Barbers' Association Will Not
Ask Repeal of Law.
No effort to have the Sunday-clo3lng
law for barber shops repealed will bo
made by the Master Barbers Association,
according to statements made by mem
bers after the meeting last evening.
Sunday-closing was discussed, last
evening .for the first time. One member
wanted to open his shop Sunday, but
was willing to agree to the decision of
the majority. So when the others de-
Ncw rabbet or sethla?!
Mr. T . I. Hoar, of 1S2 CoBstitatiea.
St, Bristol. S. X, says la a tetter
orderiac a pair of 0SuUIvaa Kafebtr
"I have beea werklBg la a rabfeer
factory 37 years aa4 have aeea rob
ber heel win da of all katas ef staff.
Ant orderi&sT O'S&UtTaa's becaasa I
waat Uro rafeber."
Here is a ma treoi bUad the
sceaes vkt sagat to kaew foHoir
clared they would not ask the Legislature
to repeal the law, he acquiesced.
Hereafter the barber shops will close at
10 o'clock Saturday night, the last half
hour having been found unprofitable. At
present the shops are closing at 8 o'clock
on the other days of the week.
A thorough canvass of the city will be
made with the view of Inducing every
shop proprietor to join the association,
which was- formally organized last
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For Infanta and OhiMren.
ft. Kin. You Hut Always Bngiti
Signature of :
OIL fcifej . -
SeU trait Jntgitts.
Is of uniform quality at all
i seasons, always pure, heavy
in consistence, of delicious
flavor and appetizing ap
Ask for the brand with
the Helvetia" cap label.
I Made by the largest pro-
iducers of Evaporated
! Cream in the world.
"Ah,-Mr. Golden Gat;
glad to see yon. Walk
rlit in, said Mr. Wise.
'I don't mind telling
yon that my best cus
tomers won't drink any
thing but Golden Gate
"And now don't giv
this away good coffee
brings new, and holds
"Yes, you can make
regular 30 day ship
ments so as to keep the
coffee fresh. Good plan
this packing roasted
coffee in aroma-tight
Hotalai rfses wlta GOLDEN GATS
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Satablisliacl Half & Cfraxy
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IN A "WEEK
Wo treat successfully all private nervous aad
caroato diseases of men. also blood, stomach,
heart, liver, kidney and throat troubles. Vf
cure SYPHILIS (without sercury) to stay
cured forever, in SO to 60 days. "W'a remove
STRICTURE, -without operation or pain, la
"5Ve stop drains, the result of seUahuse, Im
mediately. We can restore the sexual vlxoc ot
any man under SO. by 'means of local treauaeat
peculiar to ourselves.
WE CURE GONORRHOEA 11 A WEEK
The doctors of this institute are all rrrular
sraduates. ahaye had many years' experience,
have been known In Portland for 15 years, have
a reputation to maintain, and will undertakt
ao case unless certain cure can lie effected.
We guarantee a cure In avarr case we under
take or charge no fee. consultation free- Let
ters confidential. Instructive BOOK FOB
iSEX mailed free In plain wrapper.
If you cannot call at o trice, write for QueoUoa
fclask. Home treatment successful.
Office hours. 9 to 5 and 7 to 8. Sundays and
holidays. 10 to 12.
Dr. W. Norton Davis & Co,
Offices Zn Van-Noy Hotel. 52$$ Thtrd rt cor.
Fine. Portland. Or.
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