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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1904.
Senator Mitchell Leaves
for Washington. -
HE DEFIES HIS ACCUSERS
Asserts His Innocence of Com
plicity in Land Frauds.
-CONNECTED IN NO WAY
'He Declares That Only by Testimony
of Self-Confcssed and Convicted
Thieves and Perjurers Can
He Be Involved.
SENATOR MITCHELL TO HIS
"I defy my aooueors. I have lived In
this state over 44 years. I have served
In tfce United States Senate nearly 22
years, and I defy any man to charge me
ftiocesslully with any conduct that Is
otherwise than honorable, and I am sure
I cannot be connected In any manner
with any land frauds, except by the
grossest perjury of self-confessed and
convicted twleves and perjurers." Sen
ator Mitchell's statement.
Senator Mitchell left last night over the
-Nerthern Pacific for "Washington to be
present at the opening of Congress on
January 4. The Senator sees no reason
why he should remain in Portland longer,
waiting for the action of the Federal
grand jury, and thinks that his public du
ties In Washington demand his presence
there, where many important measures re
lating to the good of Oregon and the
Northwest are pending before Congress.
The Senator was seen last night in his
aimrtments at the Portland and was asked
whether or not he would remain longer in
"It is now about 12 days since my name
3as been placarded in almost every news
paper of the United States by press dis
patches from this city as being connected
with the land frauds in this state." said
Senator Mitchell. "The Federal grand Jury
liasbeen in session every day since Mon
Ha..v. DMpmhor 2G. and is H11 In session.
I have been here personally in this city
ever- hour since Friday evening, Decem
ber 23, and have given every opportunity
to the prosecuting officers to examine me
to the fullest extent in regard to the land
frauds, and 1 have given the prosecuting
officers to understand that I claim to be
absolutely innocent, and I here now again
assert my absolute innocence of any crim
inal connection with any land frauds or
with any person or persons who have
been engaged in the land frauds, and now
. I have staled I believe it to be my
duty, after defending my character as
above stated, to proceed to my post of
-&uty at the- earliest possible moment.
"What may be done in my absence, of
. course, I do not know, but if these charges
of criminal conduct upon my part con
tinue to be asserted In the newspapers,
or should the grand jury hereafter make
an accusation against me, I defy my
accusers. I have lived in this state over
44 years. 1 have served in the United
States Senate nearly 22 years, and I defy
ay man to charge me successfully with
an' conduct that is otherwise than honor
able, and I am sure I cannot be connected
Jn any manner with any land frauds ex
cept by the grossest perjury of self-confessed
and convicted thieves and per
jurers." "Although several days have elapsed
since I was before the jury. I have
heard nothing further whatever in re
gard to the case from either Mr. Heney
or the foreman or any other member
of the grand Jury. And I have not up
to this moment been advised by any ono
that any testimony whatever has been
brought before the grand jury -which
in any wise implicates me in land
frauds or any other frauds, and now my
presence In Washington is imperatively
demanded. Many things in the Inter
est of this city and state are now de
manding: my presence there. As chair
man of the important committee of ln
teroceanic canals it is of the utmost
Importance 1 should be there at the
earliest possible moment, as several im
portant measures in the Interest of the
speedy construction of the Panama
Canal are now pending: before that
committee and are awaiting- considera
tion as soon as Congress reconvenes,
which will be on next Wednesday,
January 4. at noon. It is even now im
possible for me to reach the city by
that hour and day. but by leaving this
evening-, and I have no detention on
the road. 1 can reach the city by 3
o'clock of Wednesday, January 4."
The Oregon Irrigation projects and
tke river and harbor bill were also
mentioned by Senator Mitchell as need
ing his immediate attention.
THE FATE OF A HUNTSMAN.
Trespass Warrant Issued for Charles
Charles A. Burckhardt is wanted in
Columbia County to answer to a charge
of shooting game on -some other person's
preserve. Sheriff Word is in possession of
a warrant issued at SL Helens, by Justice
of the Peace Watkins, which recites that
Burckhardt entered upon Inclosed prem
ises with intent to kill wild fowl. The
warrant Is indorsed "good for service on
Sunday or any other day." and is dated
Docomber C, 1SKH. It was delivered to
Sheriff Word for service only recently,
and the fact that the Columbia County
Constable hold It for over three weeks
indicates that he expected that Charlie
would come down some Sunday for an
othe'r shoot, when he could arrest him in
Columbia County. As he did not como
he has been sent for. The offense is only
The name as It is written in the war
rant is Charles Burkhart. Sheriff Word,
however, has been instructed to arrest
Charles A. Burckhardt, ex-deputy post
master, as the person desired.
"PREFERS TO BOB WOMEN.
Mrs. c. W. May Added to List of
Women are the preferred victims of
a .thug who is making1 this city his
headquarters at present. The latest in
stance of the criminal's "work" is the
case of Mrs. C. W. May, who, last night,
reported that she was held up. close to
the elk's fountain in the Plaza blocks
and robbed of hor watch and $7 in
Mrs. May was bound or her home
In the Pleasanton House, at about 8:20
o'clock when, so she says, the hold
up emerged from the darkness and
attacked her. He advised her to keep
still and make no outcry, until after
he finished his work of robbery. She
obeyed and said nothing. He took her
sold watch and $7, then left her. She
reported to Captain Moore last night.
MACCABEES TO CELEBRATE.
New Year's Housewarming and Feast
to Be Held by Portland Tent No. 1.
Portland Tent No. 1, Knights of the
Maccabees, will celebrate the opening of
the new year with a gala housewarming
and annual feast on the evening of Janu
ary 3. The combination menu and invita
tions which have just been mailed are
most unique as regards topography and
Following the insignia of the order is
this phrase, "'Stamp this on the tablets of
your memory." Under a generous-sized
Interrogation point the invitations say:
"Ask no questions. Just get your friend
who .you think will Join the order and
bring him along." Then a verse from
Cooper's (not James Fennlmore) famous
poem Is quoted. It reads:
When your heels bit hard and your head feels
And your thoughts rise up like the froth on
When your knees are weak and your voice Is
And you laugh, like thunder at some darn fool
Tou're feelln' fine, by gosh.
The menu must be read to be appreci
Cream of Tanner-Creek sewer.
Sullivan's Gulch dltohwater.
Suekers. Duffers. Bluffers. Beefers.
, COLD DISHES.
Cold feet. Cold shake. Stale speeches.
Old-line companies. Bum stories.
?10.00 per week.
Crow, undressed. Jack rabbit, Morgan style.
Pot roast a la Newberg.
Frank Motter, with statue of Library salad.
Charles Bolen. with C & S. salad.
Dlvll By-Gash, with Ash ton salad.
Politics, Delch. Baseball. Sherwood.
Drop the handkerchief.
Pinochle, Westermlre. Fantan, Eulng.
Thistles. Apple cores. Oak balls.
Chlttam bark. Wapatoes.
Tanglefoot. Tarpaper. Mucilage.
Shingles. Wahlberg note.
Great Sahara. Coyote. Jack Frost. . Divorces.
Nit eggs on the half shell.
FRUIT. NUTS, ETC.
Adam's apple. Old maid's Joy.'-Horse chestnuts.
Hard Cole at'tjf
Water on the brain. Punch in the mug.
ATTACKS LAW'S VALIDITY.
Habeas Corpus Arguments Are to Be
Judge Bellinger yesterday granted a
postponement, until today, on the return
of a writ in the habeas curpus proceed
ings of Earnest Hutchinson. The writ
was returnable yesterday, but further
time was asked for by City Attorney Lu
A. McNary. Hutchinson was arrested on
December 23 under a warrant Issued out
of the Municipal Court, charging a vio
lation of city ordinance No. 14053. which
provides for the licensing of certain busi
ness establishments. The specific charge
against Hutchinson was that of having
sold trading stamps and merchandise by
means of trading stamps without having
first procured a city license. The license
fee for such a business is 4200, while the
fine for the offense charged Is $500.
In the petition for a writ of habeas cor
pus Hutchinson alleges that he is a citi
zen of Ypsilanti, Mich.: that he is a mem
ber of the firm of Hutchinson & Hutchin
son, .known as the National Stamp Com
pany; that they are engaged in the busi
ness of general merchandising through
means of trading stamps, and that they
manufacture and sell to the trade "buy
ers' stamps," otherwise called trading
stamps. It Is further alleged that he is
at present restrained from liberty through
arrest under an ordinance that Is uncon
stitutional and void. The petition states
that this particular ordinance is against
public policy, and that it causes a re
straint of trade and commerce, not onlv
state, but Interstate. The validity of the
ordinance, and therefore of the arrest,
will be attacked on these grounds.
DELAYED BY A WASHOUT.
Southern Pacific Train Held Back by
The delayed north-hound Smiths
Pacific train which should have reached
.foruana early yesterday morning; ar-
nvea iasi nignt at- o'clock, having
been delayed 12 hours hv
Cow Creek Canyon, one mil nntii r
"West Fork. The heavy rains of the
past iew aays naa so softened the
ground that on Thursday night the
imiuis ui me canyon caved in for a
distance of several hundred feet covering-
the track with tons of finn-A in,,i.
ders, stumps and masses of earth.
wrecKing crews were sent to the
scene from Roseburg and Grant's Pass
and these succeeded in clearing the
track after 12 hours' work. The reg
ular schedule was resumed last night,
and it is thoucht that
will be experienced alone the line.
un me aeiayed train were E. E. Cal
vin, general manager of the O. R. &
N. and the Southern Pacific lines' in
Oregon, who has been on an extended
inp ver ine lines or the Southern Pa
cific in California; R. R. Ritchie, gen-
j-auuic voast agent or the Chi
cago Northwestern, from San Francis
co, and M. J. Roche, traveling passen
ger agent of the Denver & Rio Grande
Company, who was returning to his
home In Portland, after having at
tended the anual convention of the
American Association of Traveling Pas
senger Agents, which met not Ion ago
in Mexico City. b
C. M. Levey, of Tacoma, assistant to
the president of the Northern Pacific, is
in Portland for a short time on business
connected, with his road.
Xu S. N. Normandin. a well-known busi
ness man of Mount Tabor, has started
for his old home in Canada, where he will
visit his father, whom he has not seen
for 30 years.
Mrs. J. A. White has returned from an
Eastern trip, during which she attended
the St. Jouis Exposition and a number
of the principal cities, Including New
York, Washington, D. a, and Chicago.
E. S. Blair, general agent of the Great
Northern, was a Portland visitor yester
day while on his way home to San Fran
cisco, after a visit in Seattle. Mr. Blair
cartie up from San Francisco to Seattle
on the Minnesota when that vessel made
Its trip up the Coast, and Is now return
ing by rail to his home. -
NEW YORK. Dec 30. Special.)
Northwestern people registered In hotels
here today as follows:
From Portland A. B. Cansen. at the
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 30. (Special.)
L. R. Prince, of Portland. Or.. Is In
Boston for a few days, and Is registered
at the United States Hotel.
Old Officers Rule Tammany.
NEW YORK, Dec 30. Tammany Hall
has organired for 1903 by re-electing prac
tically every one of its officers; J. Ser
geant Cram was reelected chairman of the
general committee and Daniel F. Mc
Mahon was re-elected chairman of the
Store Will Be Closed Ail Day Monday-Credit Purchases Made Today Go onJanuaitpWORT
Principal Portland agents for
Butterick Patterns and Publica
tions. Delineator subscriptions
taken at $1.00 per annum.
Mennen's Talcum Powder. . .12
Lyon's Tooth Powder 12
Wisdom's Roberfine .. 28
Cherry Tooth Paste 29
Oriental Cream 97
Pasteurine Tooth Paste 12
Holmes' Frostilla 13p
Herpicide . . 54
Florida Water large 33
25c Smelling Salts 14
Yiolet Ammonia 11 & 16
Colgate's Talcum Powder. . . .15
Sheffield's Dentrifice ll
Woodbury's Cream 12
Arnica 'Tooth Soap 12p
Glycerine and Rose Water. . . 6p
Vaseline Cold Cream 9p
Glovine Cleaning Fluid 12
Moth Balls, pound 4
Hurler's Cocoa Butter 6
La Blache Face Powder 26
Pozzoni's Face Powder 3l
Java Rice Powder 2l
Williams Shaving Stick 16
Fairy Soap, dozen, cakes 35
Kirk's Glycerine, box 17
Buttermilk Soap, box ll
Armour's assorted, box 8
Kirk's Juvenile, cake 12
Woodbury's Facial, cake....l5&
Pear's Soap, cake ll
Cuticura 16 cake, three cakes to
Packer's Tar Soap, cake..,.12
Stationery, Jewelry, all Toilet
Articles, Rubber Goods, Clocks,
Watches, etc., at clearance prices.
The Meier Frank Store
Open Tonight Until 9:30
Giving those who are employed during the week an opportunity to take advantage of
the thousands of Clearance Sole Bargains distributed throughout the entire establishment.
As far as our employes are concerned, they prefer working behind open doors
Children's Garments Very Low Priced
We've made ridiculously low Clearance Sale Prices on onr entire stock of Children's
Wear today We want a thorough stock-cleaning before the Clearance Sale has passed
by Every Coat, every Dress has been reduced to prices that must be of great interest
to parents Styles are the very best, including all our "Peter Thompson" Coats and Suits,
"Buster Brown Sisters" Dresses, Russian Dresses,
Etc. Let us show them to you Second Floor
Children's Long Coats in Cheviots and Kerseys, red and
navy blue, ages 6 to 12 years, great $10.00 and j 9 c
$12.00 values at 4C .HfD
Children's "Buster Brown Sisters" Dresses, also fancy
dresses in dark colors; ages 6 to 14 years; SiQ
great $5.00 values, at iJw.O"
Children's Long Coats and Reefers, plain box styles and
fancy cape collars, made of Melton Cloth, blue, tan and
red; ages 8 to 14 years: $6.50
Children's Coats of Ladies' Cloth, blue, red and tan, circular
cape collar with braid and applique trimming,
ages 3 to 5 years, wonderful values at
Children's Cashmere Dresses in sailor styles, fancy waist
eftects, braid and silk: trimmings, Diue, red and j ajj
brown, 4 to 14 years, $3.00-$3.50 values, for. . .'
Overcoats, Waists, Dresses, Kilts, etc., at low
Clearance Sale prices. Second Floor.
As good a sewing: machine as money can buy; 15
models, 512.9S up to $35.00; every one guaranteed for
ten years. Easy payments if desired. Second floor.
During the grefe
are doing artistic$CirCuY
of 9K D
from regular price
nra Dri nn t
WfcWW V tIty
17 lbs. Western dry Is tne o
for J but
100-lb. sack Western
100-lb. sk. fruit, Wes-
lbUi ail jmicner xierrj .
3 Packages cseeoea naKUppiy
nf TWloc Cnnnev's OH .
Fig-Prune Cereal, pacwiu te c
r B The is
1-lb. Box Stuffed Uates ecn,p:eted
9i-lh. f!nn Tomatoes. 2r-iy ' tic
Nabisco, all flavors, boxfejjjf1 it
in nnOLhs. Meief wports th
2 f cny 29.0
Famous Mocha an sat ot u
JavaCoffee on sale a mitl
it's equal xo ine aui: withal u
jr I'm M
urumui v glutei v aiuics. i .
. ' n I it sma!
a racKages ol xigs j.or. . st8t0S in
14-oz. Jar Queen Olives it efcc
Cl UUllS 1UUUCI99 JL Vidi-iHiil. . J0JlglDg
on sale for f
Van Camp's Plum Puddir
"Victor" Flour, guaranc!
the best, sack
Wonderful Bargains in Men's Furnishing -Goods Store To
A carnival of bargains in Men's Wear today Everything in desirable, fashionable furnishings on sal
lowest prices of the year The phenomenal sales of last week have simply spurred us on to greate
of bargain-giving Economical men by the hundreds will plan to get their share of today's matchless
mgs See that you get your portion Store open tonight until 9:30 Near the Morrison-street enti
50c-75c Neckwear, large English Squares and reversible
Pour-in-Hands, immense variety of the very best pat
terns and colorings, also a great lot of 'Id
Tecks ; your choice Z?G
25c Neckwear, Now 2 for 25c
All our fancy Colored 25c Silk Neckwear, Tecks, Four-in-Hands,
Band Bows, Midget Ties, String Ties and Shield
Bows; immense variety to select "$ E
from; 25c values lOr &OC
Extra special in Men's Dress Kid Gloves, sizes 6, 7, 74
and t Y2 ; many ot the very best styles and 9 a
shades ; $1, $1.25 and $1.50 values, on sale for. . .
Men's Linen hemstitched Handkerchiefs, y
and -in. hems, best 15c values, at, each
Men's Muslin Night Shirts, plain white and
fancy trimmed; great values
Bargains in Hosiery, Umbrellas, Hats, etc.
Men's All-Wool Sweaters, royal, navy and
maroon, $2.00 values, on sale for
ah our si and .zo coiorea-oosom snins in new si
and figures ; all sizes, immense variety ; won
derful values today at this low orice. each
Extra heavy weight blue and brown Derby-ribb'edJ
wear, shirts and drawers, all sizes, remark
able value today at the low price of . .
Extra quality natural wool Underwear, the d
best $1.25 value, on sale at the low price of.
Wright's Health Underwear, the best quality matu
regular $2.00 value, shirts and drawers, ff
all sizes, at the special low price of F v
$1 to $1.50 Golf Shirts 63
Great extra special value in Men's Gold Shirts, Madra
and Oxfords, few with corded silk fronts; very he:
patterns and colors ; all sizes, values
extraordinary at ,
Men's 50c Work Shirts, navy blue, also light
and dark stripes ; great special values
Boys' Furnishings at Clearance Sale prices
Picture Department Bargains
All Framed Pictures at one-third off regular prices.
Medallions of all Icinds at half price.
All Oil Paintings at half regular prices.
Picture Framing at one-fourth off regular prices.
Unframed Water Colors and Sketches, one-third off regular prices.
All Gilt Picture Frames at one-fourth off regular prices.
Matted Pictures and Passepartout Pictures 11c kind, 7c 14c
kind, Oc; 19c kind, 1-tcj 25o kind, 17c.
Brass Toasts, 12c each. $1.00 Passepartout Sets, S4c.
Indian Baskets, half price. Passepartout Bindings, 4c, 8c.
Novelties in Inkwells, Pen Racks, Paper Weights, 25c to 40c values,
for 11c each. Second floor.
New silk Stock Collars, cmbrotd-
ered In colors, 35c value 1C
Ecru and white heavy lace oj
Cape Collars, 52.25 value. 07
White embroidery Turnovers, deep and
narrow styles. 25c
values for only ItC
Narrow Silk Collars, dainty
designs and colorings, each... 11 C
Silk Stocks with Turnovers, colored
65c value , 6C
Entire stock of Feather Boas, high
class Lace Collars, etc., at clearance
CLEARANCE SPECIALS IN THE BASEMENT
Medium size nickel Coffee 5f
Machines for pc&U
Chafing Dishes, best nickel-plated,
fancy cover, 3-pint sizes, great spe
cial value at this
low Dricpt .... .JO.UVJ
Chafing Dishes, wrought- s-rs
Iron stand. 3-plnt size 3S.OVJ
5-oClock Teas, with nickel c
stand, great value viOU
12-Inch Mckel Trays, value n
extraordinary, each OVJC
Bronze Candlesticks, neat Art
designs, each OUC
Clearance sale prices prevail on Sil
verware, Cut Glass, Pottery, Bronzes,"
Cutlery. Iamps, etc
iu. a cupper-ouiium wuau 0
Bollets. each OOC
Large size Galvanized Tubs, each.. 71c
Glass Wash Boards, each 32c
Guaranteed Clothes Wringer, each.. 52
No. 8 Teakettle, each 31
White Enameled Covered Sauce Pans,
1-quart, 40cj 2-quart, 48c; -n
3-quart, 52c j I-quart DUC
Sauce Pans, without covers, .
40c, 52c up to $1.UU
3, -1, 5-q.uart Sauce Pans, a
granite iron, 20c, 24c OC
No. 7 and 8 Granite Teakettles,
.each. 72c and OVJC
Granite Coffee Pots, each. 32c, 35c 40c
Granite Dish, Pans. 4Sc, 60c, 6Sc....72c
Great Clearance Sale Bargains
Suits, Coats, Cravenettes, Etc, Etc.
Portland's largest and best Women's Apparel Store pre
sents for your choosing at Clearance Sale Prices the only
first-class, complete stock of Ready-to-Wear Garments in
the City Dress and Walking Suits, Tourist Coats, Craven
ettes, Skirts, Waists, Petticoats, Etc. This season's very
best styles and materials New, attractive garments that
women will delight in The reductions will appeal to
every woman having Clothing
Needs to supply Second Floor
All Cravenettes at Clearance Sale
All. Tailored Suits at Clearance
All Silk and Velvet Suits at Clear
All Dress Skirta reduced; this
All Walking Skirts reduced ; large
All Furs at very low prices; Coats,
All Tourist Coats at low prices;
1500 of them.
Silk Waists at very low prices;
this season's styles.
Wool Waists at very low prices;
all new styles.
Silk Petticoats, Satten Petticoats,
Alpaca Petticoats, Moreen Petti
coats, all at Clearance Sale prices.
Millinery Clearance Sale 2d Floor
Entire Stock of Trimmed Hats at Less Than Half Price
Women's and Children's Beaver
Hats, $6 values, 91.50; . art -$2.50
values, at, each OVC
Special lot of Infants' Wool m
Bonnets, at, each 1UC
Special lot of ChUdren's lrt
Tam O'Shanters, at, each....lvTC
300 ready-to-wear Hats, values up
to $2.50 each, on sale
Ostrich Plumes. Fancy Feathers.
Jet Trimming. Braids, etc, all
marked at ridiculously low clear
Great special lot of Women's Lace
Hosiery, Hermsdorf dye, the
best 50c grade, op sale s
for all sizes C
Great clearance of Women's Kid
Gloves, black, white and colors,
$1.00 and $1.25 values, f.Qn
at the low price of, pair.
Women's 65c-75c fancy hand-embroidered
and taped bordered
Handkerchiefs, great AXc
values at 3C
Women's Fabric Golf Gloves in all
colors and sizes ; great
special values at, pair.
Entire stock of "Perrins" real
French Kid Gloves at Clearance
Fancy embroidered and hemstitch
ed Handkerchiefs, 35c y
and 40c values, at, each. . 1 C
Women's fancy Leather Belts and
Crush Leather Belts, in all col
ors, values up to $1.25,
on sale for
Women's black chain or leather
handle Bags, great spe- 9
cial values at, each I C
Women's all-wool gray Union Suits,
button across the chest, A y
regular $2.00 value i.t
Women's nonshrink'able heavy ribbed
natural wool Vests and
Pants, best $1 values for "C
The Great" White Fair"-2d Floor
Brisk selling of fine Undermuslins going on here; Thousands
of dainty pieces finding new owners every day. The largest and
handsomest showing we have ever made, and includes the newest
and most exclusive styles in Corset Covers, Gowns Skirts, Chem
ise and Drawers. The Clearance Sale prices mean a big saving
on every garment.
Men's and Young Men's Clothing
Men's and Young Men's Clothing of the very best grades
at unusually low Clearance Sale Prices Clothing from
such well-known manufacturers as
Stein-Bloch. L. Adler Bros. & Co.,
Hart, Schaffher &. Marx, Washington
Co., A. B. Kirschbaum and others
Suits, Overcoats, Cravenettes and
Trousers are all included
Men's $10.00 Suits 8.60
Men's $15.00 Suits $10.85
Men's $25.00 Suits $19.65
Men's $20.00 Suits $15.95
Men's $22.00 Suits $18.15
$35.00 Tuxedo Suits $38.90
Overcoats and Cravenettes
This season's best styles and materials.
$10.00 values at $ 8.60
$15.00 values at.." $11.65
$22.50 values at $18.85
$12.50 values at $ 9.35
$20.00 values at $16.15
$25.00 values at .$19.75
Young Men's Clothing
Entire Stock Suits, Overcoats, Cravenettes at the Follow:
$10.00 values now. $ 8.60
$12.50 values now. $10.90
$13.50 values now. $11.55
$15.00 values now $12.80
$18.00 values now $lo.6o
$20.00 values now $l6.9o