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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1904)
The Meier Frank Store
Portland's Largest and Best Store
6ity Engineer Safe Un
less He Acts.
Special Xawts FoMer of .Toys, Dolt,
, Q Glass, Silverware, Etc., Fr for AskStvg
Priadaal Forties Ageeet Ibr1ttericfc PaftanavaaMi rlketioXie Jelatettr
Mem SeutSon U. S. Posfcsdfiioa Rear Mai Floor Moaey Orders, Stajaaa, KagfetaAg ,
Artktic Picture Fraaaifcg to Year, Order at the Very Lowest Prices New MoMlagt
Largest Trsnk and Bag Store oa, the Coast Third FloorEvery Goo Size
Custom S&ade ewi Drapery Work Or SMciaRy Estimates CheerfoHy Give
CHARGES GOME FROM HIM
If Not Made, Council Cannot
BRIDGE INQUIRY NOT BEGUN
Building of Morrison-Street Structure
and Delay in Construction of Wil
lamette Heights Bridge to
Upon one man, George H. - "Williams,
who Is ilayor of the City of Portland,
rest the eyes of the other officials of the
city jverament, and particularly of the
members of the Council which yesterday
recommended the removal of City En
gineer Elliott, his assistant, George
Ecoggln. and the inspector of the Ill
famed Tanner Creek sewer, J. M. Cay
wood. The question now is: "What will the
Mayor do?" According to the ten com
mandments of the municipality, known
as the city charter, the Mayor may now
file charges against the City Engineer.
In act. since the Council has recom
mended his removal, it would be gener
ally expected that such proceedings
would Immediately follow.
But it's right there that the Council
.will perhaps experience one of the big
aurpises of its life. Such charges may be
a long time in coming. Simply because
certain persons, Councllmcn though they
be, think It proper that an official be
removed from office. It does not necessar
ily follow thathe Mayor will think the
On the last day of 1903, nine Council
men, who had made New Tear's resolu
tions, called upon Mayor "Williams in a
body and very strongly suggested that
Chief of Police Hunt be relieved of his
command. It was practically a recom
mendation of the Council. That was
nearly 11 months ago, but up to a late
hour last night Charles H. Hunt was still
Chief of Police.
City Engineer Elliott, for his part, is
waiting for the Mayor to speak. "I'll
see the Mayor in the morning and talk
the matter over with him," said he yes
A short time later Mayor Williams said
he had nothing further to say. On
Wednesday he said he would announce
his stand in a few days.
By the charter, the Council can do
nothing more to get Mr. Elliott out of of
fice. The Councllmcn, however, realize
that they aro over their shoe tops in dig
ging out the scandal now, and If hard
pressed they will wade much further. It
Is more than Intimated that the 1905 ap
propriation for the City Engineer's De
partment will not be allowed by the Coun
cil until the recommendation Is compiled
As to the bridges investigation, no plans
have yet been formulated. Chairman
Rumelln was confined to his home yes
terday, and has not consulted with Dr.
Whiting and Matt Foeller, the other mem
bers of the committee.
Ugly rumors have been afloat concern
ing the delay In the construction of the
Willamette Heights bridge, the Etcel
structure across Balch's Gulch.
So far as the Morrison-street bridge
Is ooncerned. it Is generally believed that
a strong attempt was made to form a
pool of the bidders, but that the pool
fell through, and that the bids were
presented in good faith. The Marquam
Gulch bridges were sublet by te or
iginal receivers of the contracts.
EARTH FILL IS WASHED AWAY
No Provision Made to Carry Away
Water In Woods-Street Gulch.
A fill of earth washing out because
no provision was made to carry off the
water is the condition of affairs on the
Front-street All across the Woods-Btreet
gulch in South Portland. The heavy
rains of the past week have washed out
200 cubic yards of earth, say residents
of the assessment district. The blame is
laid upon the City Engineer's Depart
ment. The planking on the fill was completed
two weeks ago, but already bo much
earth has been washed away that the
planks are dangerous, and the fill Is bar
ricaded to vehicles and pedestrians. The
people who paid for the earth originally
do not care to pay for It over again.
"the Simple life."
Noted Book, Commended by Roose
velt, In The Sunday Oregonlan.
With the last Issue, The Sunday Ore
gonlan began publication of "The Simple
lite," whoso author. Rev. Charles Wag
ner, was introduced to a Washington
audience on Tuesday evening by so dis
tinguished a man as President Roosevelt
It .Is not necessary to add to the Presi
dent's commendatory words of the man
and his book. "The Simple Life" will be
completed In ten Issues of The Sunday
Oregonlan. Each Issue will contain a
complete sermon. President Roosevelt
says: "I know of no other book written
In recent years, whether here or abroad,
which contains so much that we of Amer
ica, ought to take to our hearts as Is con
tained In The Simple Life. "
"MEN'S SUITS AHD OVERCOATS
Made to order, eatlsfaction guaranteed
or it can't cost you one cent. An elegant
line of 530.00 values at 523.00, easy pay
ments If you want, 5L00 per week. Men's
overcoats, made to order, 525.00 and 530.00
values. 520.00 and 525.00; also easy terms.
No use of you being compelled to buy
cheap, ready-made. Ill-fitting truck.
THE J. M. ACHESON CO..
Merchant Tailors, Fifth and Alder.
We arc making them just as fast as we
can and have a large stock of them ready
for showing today. Special prices will be
given on these popular coats today.
Tourist Coats,' Ladles Suits and Skirts,
ready-to-wear, made of our elegant tailor
cloth. Easy payments 51.00 per week. If
THE J. M. ACHESON CO.,
Manufacturing Ladles' Garments, ready-to-wear.
Fifth and Alder streets.
Habitual constipation cured and the
bowels strengthened by the regular use of
Carter's Little Liver Pills In small doses.
Xoa't Xorget this.
f- ' BBaaBTC
Toyland Bids You Welcome Today
Today fiads Sent Clans' Headquarters eanjaped to satisfy the wants of Christinas shoppers After eleven month of planning and'ye
naring Portland's Christmas store k once again ready to serve ks army of frisnas wkh the greatest spread of ieaported awl donmtic
toys ever fcrongnt to the Far West What couM the-Kttle folks of Portland do for Christmas without or toy store? Nothing k Port
land with which to compare it Placed, hetides the niggesttoy stores m the kavdk k not overshadowed This great third floor "Toy
land" filled to overflowing with the newest and hesttoys dtlgeat searchers comH flad lathis and foreign conntrks We cU particular
attention to our magnificent display of mechanical, steam and electric toys The highlit grade noveHies we have ever shown and
many of which are heing demonstrated for the benefit of Kttle and hig foMcs Bring the children as often as yon wowM like, they are
always welcome Remember the advantages of early buying Make your selections, have them charged, pay cash or make a deposit
and we will carefully pack them, store free of charge and deliver whenever yon say These special today just to start the hall roMmg
Great Values in Dolls
12-inch Eid Body Dolls, cohered bust, bisque bead, glsss eyes,
flowing hair, real shoes and stockings; best 25c values for. . .
17- inch Kid Body Doll, bisque head, flowing hair, real shoes
and stockings; marvelous values for this sale at 5avC
18- inch Fine Kid Body Doll "Florodora" -bisque head, sewed wig, with
curly hair and moving eyes, removable shoes and stockings, EL!
regular 75c value for J3C
24-inch Fine Kid Body Doll; handsome large bisque head, curly
hair, removable shoes and stockings; $1.6d value for. . . .
Picture Department Bargains
Great half-price sale of our entire stock of Medallions. ZJTf
Great variety of subjects. All sizes, at the low price null
of only PRICE
23 per cent reduction on our entire stock of OH Paintings beauti
ful subjects. hlgh-Krade -work, all sizes.
Choose any framed picture in our entire stock at U off from
regular selling price. The largest and best stock In the city to
select from. Second floor.
Extra Fine Kid Body Doll, elegant bisque head, full sewed wig parted on
side and tied with ribbon bow, curly hair; shoes and stock- 49-'g
ings; wonderful value Vy
"KESTNER'S" Famous Full Ball Pointed Papier Mache Doll, best turn
ing head, sewed curly wig, moving eyes, white chemise trim- " A
med, openwork stockings, patent leather shoes; great value. p
Great Values in Toys
An actual All Steel Range, nickel-plated high shelf, alochol lamp,
and with each stove a set of copper utensils ; 11 in. high ; each. .
Hansom Cab in black enamel, 16in. wheesl, have rubber tires,
iron horse; a stylish turnout; 65c value for, each. . . .
5.-piece Vestibule Iron Passenger Train, painted red, white and
blue; 38 in. long; always sold at $1.25; this sale your choice
500 50c Toy Music Boxes on sale at, each
Combination Game Board; over 50 games can be played-on this
board; size 24x24-in. ; regular $1.25 value for opening sale
Rubber Vacuum Arrow Nickel-Plated Pistol ; absolutely harmless;-will
not mar furniture; trains the eye; reg. 65c value. . . .
American Toy Furniture Set, made of oak; 3 chairs, rocker,
table ; great value, set
American-made Mechanical Train, on Track ; locomotive, tender,,
car and vestibuled sleeping-car; 8 pieces of track; regular
$1.75 value for this sale. . . .
$1.75, $2 Hosiery 98c Pr.
Great clean-up today and tomorrow of all our fine Hosiery for
women, about 300 pairs, in fancy lisle hose, lace hose, plain and
fancy embroidered hosiery; about all sizes; very best
styles; regular $1.50, $1.75 and $2 values for, pair
Bargains in Silk Hosiery
"Women's Black Silk Gauze Hose, fine quality, all sizes;
$1.25 values for, pair v-rOC
"Women's Medium "Weight Black All-Silk Hosiery, best ej 9 q
$2.50 quality, in all sizes ; marvelous values at, pair. .?l iO
Friday and Saturday Specials in Children's Hosiery.
Sale of Brushes
All 35c Tooth Brushes, each. 21
All 25c Tooth Brushes, each. 15
All 15c Tooth Brushes, each. 11
Best $1 Hair Brushes, each.63p
Best 50c Hair Brushes, each.35
Best $1 Cloth Brushes, each. 63
Best 60c Cloth Brushes, each.39
Best 75c Hat Brushes, each. 52
Best 50c Hat Brushes, each. 38
$1.25 Ebony Military Brushes,
15c Hand Brushes for, each.
20c Hand Brushes for, each. .14
25c Hand Brushes for, each. .17 $
50c Hand Brushes for,, each. .39
$6.00 Walking Skirts $2.98 Each
$2.50 Albatross Waists $1.18 Each
Today's Great 786th Friday Surprise Sale's great special
pnrchase of Women's Walking Skirts Phenomenal valae
every one of them A walking skirt bargain never equaled
iiK the history of Portland retailing The price asked
wouldn't cover the cost of material alone Tweeds and
mannish mixtures in the very best patterns, plaited with
strapped yoke, splendidly made and finished throughout
We've sold hundreds of them at $5.50 and $6.00 each
Take yoqr pick today at the remarkably
low price of
See Fifth-Street Window Display
$2.50 Albatross Waists $1.18 Ea.
600 Stylish Albatross Waists at less than half their real
value should attract a great crowd of eager bnyers bright
and early this mornkig all new, desirable waists in the
best. colors, white, black, red, royal bine, brown, tan and
navy; plaited front and back, tacked yoke, lace stock collar
n oi t j. t i x At
I MAi sizes me jreai wroi wusi &ar&am oj luc season
Everyone of them regnlar $2.50 value Your choice for
today's Surprise Sale at the exceptionally
low price of
See Fifth-Street Window Display
Oriental Rugs for Xitvas Gifts
Wonld please most anyone, mala or female Every rag yoq boy here carries the guar-
ontae of the Meier 4c Frank Store as to quality and worth The special pricing in force
offers many beanthl specimens far below actual valqe Rngs, Prayer Mats, Hall Kunners,
18x36 Anatolian Mats, $5
values, for $ 3.95
$21 Belooch, re'duced to. $15.65
$17.50 Carabagh Rugs. .$12.95
Beautiful Benjeh Rugs,
$17.50 value $12.95
Magnificent Shirvan Rugs, $27.50 values $21.50.
$24.50 Bokara Rug for.. $18.85
$95.00 Afghan "Rug for. .$79.50
$87.50 Feraghan Rug. . .$71.00
$105 Cashmere Rug $79.00
$35 Moussul Rug for $28.50
$105 Iran Rug for, $87.00
$47.50 Gurdez Rug for. .$38.00
Hall Runners, room sized.
An immense showing of Axminster and Smyrna Rugs in all sizes.
Oriental and floral designs all sizes.
Gowns ?9c Each
120 dozen Women's Cambric
Night Robes in embroidery
edgings and insertions, bead
ing, tucks and ribbon trim
medSquare, high and V
shaped necks Splendidly
made and trimmed All sizes
Gowns selling regularly at
$1.25 and $1.50 each Today
your choice, each...- 79
OUTING FLANNEL GOWNS
100 dozen women's Outing- Flannel
Gowns at remarkakly low prices. This
season's very best styles in pink and
blue stripes and pink, blue .and white
plain colors Well made throughout.
All $1.00 Gowns for S .7
All $1.2? Gowns tor .97
All $1.50 Gowns for $1.37
WASH GOODS SPECIALS
30c and 35c plain Silk Organdies in all
the leading shades Value extraordi
nary, at the low ptice of, yard..aie
75c and S1.00 medium and heavy
weight fancy white Waistings. Mar
velous values" at, yard 48c
25c to 50c fancy French organdies for
party dresses. Great special value'
at this low price, yard 18c
22-inch Astrachan Jacket, storm,
collar, leg-o '-mutton sleeve ;
regular $38 val
ue; this sale.. . .
Long Sable "Wolf Scarf, squirrel
lined, 6 tails ; regular $15 val
ue; for this ii
Long Black Coney Scarf, 6 tailsi
silk cord ornaments ; best $7.50
Portland's Leading Cloak Store
$22.50 Cravenettes $1?.45
Women's Cravenette Raglans in blouse, plaited back, collar
less, leg-o '-mutton sleeve, fancy button trim- y Aft
med; tans, olives, Oxfords; $22.50 values. . . t
Women's Cravenettes, box plaited with belt; tans, olives Ox
fords; all new, handsome styles; best $22.50 it
values; for Thanksgiving week at , . . . V JtJ
$20.00 Coats at $15.45
Women's Tan Covert Tourist Coats, single or double-breasted,
satin-lined, with or without collar ; slot-seam back with
belt; this season's most desirable value; T t
regular $20 value k T
Marvelous values this week.
Exclusive novelties in Evening
and Dress Waists, Chiffon Taf
fetas, Chiffon Messalines, Crepe
de Chines, Lace, Peau de Cygnes;
magnificent styles in all shades
$16.00 Waists, each
$18.00 Waists, each $14.35
$22.00 Waists, each 91&S5
$25.00 Waists, each 1&45
$23.00 Waists, each $2245
$32.00 Waists, each $2445
$45.00 Waists, each
Children's Coats, Dresses and
Raincoats in immense assort
ment. We outfit the children in
the same - satisfactory manner
that we do women.
Special purchase of 15 beautiful
Crepe do Chine Evening Gowns,
in gray." light blue, brown,
navy, pink, white and cham
pagne; waist has lace yoke and
clusters of tucks; skirt is.
shirred to the belt; clusters ot
tucks around bottom of skirt;
entire gown Taffeta Silk Lined;
value, on sale at.
All High-Class Petticoats He
duced. $14.00 values at 919.S6
$16.50 values at 913.95
J1S.00 values at S14.96
$22.59 values at.... 917AS
$25.00 values at
$28.00 values ut ftsl.36
$30.00 values-at 93S.1S
$32.00 values at
$40.00 values at ...f31.3S
Men's Clothing Low Priced
End of the Week bargains in opt Men's Clothing Store Satis
factory ready-to-wear Spits and Overcoats at economical prici ?
The best grade garments from America's leadmg tailors These
extra special values for today and tomorrow Second Floor
Men's All-Wool Through-and-Through Fancy "Worsted Suits, -well made
and trimmedj perfect fitting, best patterns, all sizes; C ) O 3tX
suits the exciusive clothier aslcs you $18.00. for . . . v
Men's All-"Wool Fancy- Cheviot Suits in neat mixtures b e
andbest styles; values extraordinary at . v
$20 Unfinished Worsted Suits $16.15
Men's Fine Black Unfinished "Worsted Suits, hand-tailored, finest trim
mings, newest style and cut; Suits the exclusive cloth- i j r
ier asks you $25 for you "will find on sale here at . . . . P I 1
Men's $15 Black Unfinished Worsted Suits, very best CIA ft .
styles, all sizes; remarkable values at . . . V0
$22.50 Belt Overcoats Only $18.35
Men's Fine $22.50 Belt Overcoats in Fancy Tweeds and' Cheviots, very lat
est fashions ; Overcoats that the exclusive clothier doesn't tf o C
hesitate to ask you $27.50 for; our special price today. . . 00?
Men's Fine Quality $6 Worsted Dress Trousers, equal to
tailor-made, very best patterns; great value
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