Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 29, 1905, Page 16, Image 16

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Old Weidler Mill Office
Is Burned
Blaze Starts in Midst of Acres
of Cordwood,
Last of a famous punt
Gus Schram, His Wife and Two Chil
dren Are First Warned of Dan
ger When Some One Breaks
In Their Door.
Fire 'broko out In the old Weidler prop
erty, consisting: of a two-story lumber
shed and an office, about 12:15 o'clock
this morning, and totally destroyed the
structures before It could be arrested.
The buildings were at Front and Savier
streets. The loss will amount to
nearly 51000. The property was onwed by
the Northern Pacific, and had not been
used for several years.
Gus Schram, a blacksmith in the employ
of the O. R. & N., and his wife and two
chllren, who were living In the old of
fice, narrowly escaped with their lives
as they liad to flee In their night clothes,
owing to the rapid spread of the flames.
The fire broke out in the shed, -which is
connected with the oflice, and in a few
minutes had spread over the entire struc
ture and had attacked the part used by
Bchram and his family as a dwelling
foouse. They had goifs to bed and were sleep
ing soundly and the flames, were eating
their way through the roof when they
were aroused ty a switchman sta
tioned nearby on the railroad who broke
In the door. The switchman fought his
way up the stairs through the heavy
smoke and awakened the sleeping
members of the family who were ut
terly unconscious of the impending
Barely Escape With Their Lives.
Schram crabbed his two small girls
In his arms and groped his way down
the stairs accompanied by his wife and
the switchman, whose name is un
known, as he disappeared immediately
afterwards. The party had barely
reached the street when the blazing
root gave way a"nd crashed down
through the celling into the sleeping
apartments which had been vacated Just
a few minutes before. Members of the
family were immediately taken to the
liomes of their neighbors. They had
considerable furniture in the house
which they valued at about 5300. They
were not able to save anything.
It is believed the fire was due to tramps
who have been in the habit of sleeping
In the sheds. Several different times the
buildings have caught fire through
the negligence of tramps who were
careless with their lighted cigars and
cigarettes. It is thought that a tramp
had thrown a lighted stump of a cigar
In the building just before leaving and
that it set afire tho dry shavings scat
tered all over the floor.
Hard Work to Control Fire.
Once the fire got started it had clear
headway, as the building was old and
lumber with which It was constructed was
extremely dry. It spread as though the
building had been composed of tinder.
Because of the remoteness of the building
It was fully 15 minutes before the fire
engines or ihe fireboat arrived. Then it
was too late.
It looked for a time as though the fire
would spread to several old wooden struc
tures which were located In proximity.
Sparks fell on the buildings, but were
Quickly extinguished by men who climbed
up on the roofs of the structures threat
ened. Back of the old shed there are lo
cated thousands and thousands of cords of
stovewood. covering acres. The fire at one
time caught in this wood at several' dif
ferent places and it was only by great
effort on tho part of the firemen that it
was extinguished. They had to drag hose
through the intense beat and almost un
der the burning walls of the building to
reach the cordwood. As soon as the water
was turned on the wood the flames were
checked. The wood which was threatened
Is worth thousands of dollars.
The buildings burned this morning
were the remnants of the old Weidler
mill and lumber yards destroyed by
fire two years ago In one of the great
est conflagrations In the history of
Portland. The office and the old sheds
were the only buildings of this im
mense establishment that were saved.
Since that memorable fire the sheds
have not been used, the office having
been converted into a dwelling-house.
Clergyman -Not Agreed on Propriety
of Its Acceptance.
"What "would you Jo if John D.
Rockefeller should offer you 5100,000
to carry on your work ,as an evange
list?" That wa3 the question asked of
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, yesterday as a
result of the story from Columbus, O..
of the refusing of that amount by Dr.
Washington Gladden, general councilor
of the Congregational churches of the
United States and his discussion of the
matter in a sermon dolivercd Sunday.
'I don't think a great deal of the
criticisms that are aimed at Mr. Rocke
feller," said Dr. Chapman. "He is a
friend of mine and I am intimately ac
quainted with young Mr. Rockefeller
and I do not think that it would be be
coming for me to say that I would re
fuse such a sum of money from a man
whom I consider my friend.
""I will say, however, that I think that
there are two sides to the Standard Oil
story and while I have heard but one I
would not say positively what I would
no If offered that sum of money except
that I consider John D. Rockefeller's
money as clean as most of that that is
every day given to religious Institu
tions by the wealthy men of the coun
try. If his money Is contaminated then
all other money is. Mr. Rockefeller
never offered me any money and I do
not suppose that he will but If ho did
and I should accept It I would not turn
and denounce tho manner in which he
had accumulated It."
"I would not take the money under
tho some circumstances," said Rev. J.
Whitcomb Brougher. "I think that Dr.
Gladden Qid'just right and that his ac
tion will have. great effect upon many
"Dr. Gladden did just right.' sold
Rev. Henry Ostrom. "John D. Rocke
feller should be taught thafraoney ob
tained as his is is too dirty to be ac
cepted for religious purposes when ob
tained at the cost of the oppression of
tne people.
"Walt until-Rockefeller gives the T.
l. C. -V. 5100.000," xoid Secretary Stone
yesterday. "We never count our chick
ens until they are hatched."'"but I think
that his money is as clean as most of
the coin of the realm."
Former Portland Actress Becomes
Leading Woman in the East.
BOSTON. Mass., March 23. (Special.)
Miss Marie Boland, who is well known
on the Pacific Coast, where riie :has ap
peared at the head of stock companies In
Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
has made her first appearance in the East
as leading woman for Robert Edeson. in
his new production of "Strong Heart" at
the Park Theater. Miss Bolaad plays tho
heroine, a white girl in New York soci
ety, who falls In love with "Strong
Heart," a full-blooded Indian student at
Columbia, who becomes a star football
Back of her present engagement in an
interesting story coincident with Mr. Ede
son's production of 'Soldiers of Fortune.'
Among the applicants for the role of
Alice Langham in the dramatizing was
Miss- Boland, then a novice with but a
season In a minor role to her credit. Mr.
Edeson wired her to accept a position In
a Western stock company to secure more
experience. , Two weeks ago, four years
from the date of that Interview, she pre
sented herself at the Hudson Theater and
again asked for an interview. After hear
ing her read over the part, he engaged her
ior the leading feminine role in his new
Marie Boland was "oecond woman" with
the Baker Stock Company lost Spring and
Summer, when Guy Standing was leading
man. Prior to that time she had the lead
ing role in the Eastern production of
"Sky Farm." She is a beautiful young
woman and a capable actress. During her
engagement here she became very popu
lar with the Baker patrons.
New York Lawyer and; Traveling
Salesman Shoot Themselves.
CX.EVELAXD, O., March 2S. Henry I.
Woodward, an attorney of New York
City, and Charles A. Brouse, of Wads
worth. O., a traveling salesman, com
mitted suicide In their rooms at the Hol
lendcn Hotel during last night or today.
The bodies of both men were found this
afternoon. The coroner's verdict in each
case gives despondency over domestlo
and business troubles as the cause of
the suicide. Each man had -used a pistol
and had sent a bullet Into his head in
almost the some spot, death in each caso
being instantaneous. So far as known,
thore was no agreement between the men
to end their lives.
Coroner Slegelsteln said that a number
of letters from his wife had been found
in Woodward's possession, which showed
that Woodward evidently had been"suf
fering from despondency. The letters
were affectionate in tone and pleaded for
Woodward's return home and for a reply
to the letters.
Woodward was an attorney and had
been in partnership with Robert H. Cum
mlngs at 315 Liberty street, New York.
The partnership had been dissolved some
time ago and Woodward became a trav
eling salesman for a law publishing com
pany. Woodward was a brother of Justice
John K. Woodward, of the New York
Court, and a brother-in-law of Steven A.
Sfronahan, collector of the port of New
Thomas Leonard, Arrested for Burg
lary, Tells Conflicting Stories.
Detectives believe that Thomas Leonard,
arrested by Patrolman E. S. Nelson Mon
day night, is a bad man and guilty of
many crimes in this city. He was ar
raigned before Judge Hoguo yesterday on
a charge of burglary and was held to the
grand Jury under bonds of 51000.
Leonard was pointed out to- Patrolman
Nelson by a boy who had followed the
alleged burglar from the residence of
B. ICoehn, 5S7 Union avenue, north. Leon
ard and the boy were on board a street
car when the policeman entered, and the
lad immediately informed on Leonara.
The latter leaped from the car and ran,
but was overtaken and arrested by Nel
son. Leonard has already told several vary
ing tales as to his past, and has told at
least three officers apparently irreconcil
able stories concerning his operations in
other cities. He was seen In several
rooms of the Koehn residence, and a
skeleton key. thought to have been used
to gain entrance there, was taken from
him at police headquarters.
Miner Hauled Unconscious Up Shaft
of Gas-infected Mine.
VICTOR. Colo.. March 2S. Unconscious,
but clinging with a death-grip to the
cable, Fred Bhend was hoisted 1330 feet
at the Bluebird Mine and was revived
after reaching the surface. With two
companions ho had been overcome by car
bonic add gas. Charles Jacobs was dead
when token out of the mine. His brother,
Edward, was rescued alive.
Mrs. O. P. Lent, a pioneer woman of
Mount Tabor, is reported to be critically
A. Pankey, who is engaged In the hotel
business at Ashland, is one of the guests
at the Imperial.
C W. Halderman, of Astoria, private
secretary to Senator Fulton, was at the
Imperial yesterday.
E. M. McCarty, a merchant from Hood
River, Is In the city for a short stay. He
Is at tho Hotel Portland.
J. S. Conningcr, who is engaged in the
mercantile business at Xalama, Wash.,
is one of the guests at the Portland.
Officers of Commercial Travelers.
The United Commercial Travelers, at
their annual meeting elected the fol
lowing officers: Senior counselor, A. J.
Capron; past counselor, F. W. Mon
roe; junior counselor, Richard Becker;
conductor, J. W. Bristow: page, D. C
Bogart; sentinel, H. S. Colter; secretary-treasurer,
C. A. Whltemore;
executive committee, one-year term,
J. S. P. Copland, O. C Thornton; ex
ecutive committee, two-year term, A. L.
Clark, W. A. S. Colter; railroad commit
tee. C W. Hodson, J. H. Temple, W. W.
Gordon: entertainment committee, F.
AJ Johnson. E. J. Daly. J. W. Bristow,
C W. Ransom, W. A. S. Colter, James
Murray, Solomon Hart, D. C Lewis;
hotol committee, W. W. Gordon, O. C
Thornton, George A. Dunham, F. A.
How to Pronounce lago.
PORTLAND. March 28.MTO the Editor.)
Will you kindly eettls a dispute by Informing
me of the, correct pronounclatlon of lago; aa
used In Shakeepe&re'a '"Othello"?
"1" as "e" and "a" as "ah." with ac
cent on tho second syllable.
With the cash to bay your curtains, table
linens, blankets and quilts? Como and
see us. We have no competition. Wo are
mcallen & McDonnell.
Harnett's Extract of Vanilla I
Is the leader all the world over. Uce no other.
The Meier Frank Store News
Agents for Butterick Patterns and Publications
Many Splendid Specials in onr Camera Department
Artistic Picture Framing to Your Order
$50.00 Hats reduced to.
$40.00 Hats reduced to.
$35.00 Hats reduced to.
$30.00 Hats reduced to.
Interesting Hosiery Values Today
Fifty dozen "Women's Black Cotton
Hose, fine gauze, double sole, gauze
weight, with. French handseam, medium
weight, with spliced seam, sizes 8
to 11 50c values
Three Pairs for $1.25
Ten Great Special Bargains for Wednesday
60c Vests 48c Each
Ladies' Swiss ribbed, low neck, sleeveless
Bilk lisle Vests, a good value today only, 4Sc
25c Malines 21c Yard
All the Important shades and the sew ones
Large assortment to select from. Spe. -lc.
20c and 25c Handkerchiefs at 14c
Ladles' unlaundered, hemstitched, hand
embroidered Initial Handkerchiefs. Spe. 14c
25c Ribbons 15c
4-inch taffeta Ribbon in all the leading
shades; splendid value, regular 25c, 15c yard.
$1.10 Croquet Set 89c
An early opportunity for a six-ball, oil fin
ish Croquet Set. Regular price J1.10; for to
day, S9c
T9 1 Our entire assortment of Bibles and
01016 ductlon. coming so soon before Easter, should interest many. Book department.
Alder-street end of store.
Last Day Semi-Annual Sale Kitchen Goods, China, Glassware
Hundreds of bargains that should not be overlooked Phone orders promptly attended to Exchange 4
20c Fiber Wash Basins 15p
10c Tack Hammers 8
Tacks, all sizes, box ' 2
Ever-Ready Cover Knobs. 1
10c "Wire Tea Strainers. 8f)
Tin Match Safes. . ...... 3
Garden Trowels ." 4
Mrs. Potts' Iron Handles lid
Weeding Hooks 8
5-Hook Hat Racks 7
No. S Copper-Bottom Kettles.. 39
75c Rice Boilers, each 62
65c Rice Boilersj each -,-54
6- foot Ironing Boards .'.53
15c Mopsticks, each ll
$1.00 Granite Slop Pails 86
45c Galvanized Slop Pails 36
$1 Willow Clothes Baskets 84
55c Splint Clothes Baskets 44d
15-inch Chopping Bowls . 24
15c Rollipg Pins, each 12
10c Wooden Towel Rollers 8p
35c Double Knife Slaw Cutter 29p
12c Wooden Towel Rings 10
15c Double Towel Rings 12
Pancake Turners .. S
Cook Porks; extra heavy 16p
10c Glass Juice Extractors 8
10c Never-Slip Can Openers 8
20c Steel Mincing Knife :..16f
15c Steel Mincing Knife 12
Bric-a-Brac Dusters 16
Cutlery Bargains
Good grade Paring Knives
6-inch Butcher Knives 27
50c Butcher Knives 395
35c Bread Knives 28
Christy kdge Bread Knives Salip
Cooks Knives. 6-inch size 47
10-inch Pastry Knives 62
90c Carvers, knife and fork, cocobola
handles 73
90c Ham Knives, for 72
loc Nickel Nut Crackers 12
Odd pieces of. Silver-Plated Ware on
sale at greatly reduced prices.
Another great express shipment of new
Hats received yesterday and all for to
day's selling New "Gage." "Bendell,"
"Lkhtenstein," "Phipps &. Atch
inson" Dress and Tailored Hats at a
25 Reduction
All the newest Hats are included in this
exceptionally low-priced sale which in
cludes Paris and New York creations
$7.50 Dress Hats $4.50
This special includes 200 new Dress Hats in
a great variety of styles and shapes;
every one a $7.50 value and &a e
your choice for today V
$25.00 Hats reduced to $17.50
$20.00 Hats reduced to $14.75
$15.00 Hats reduced to $11.50
$10.00 Hats reduced to $6.95
We are showing a most complete line of col
ored Hosiery Every day at this season new
novelties are arriving We can match the shoe
or the gown New Suede brown and grays.
bottle green and emeralds, navy and royal
blue, plum shades and changeable effects in all
the rainbow colors Our variety of black can
not be equaled The newest designs are al
ways to be found here
Two Splendid Specials for
Your Choosing
Another excellent offer of plain black
, gauze, lisle black allover lace and black
lace boot to choose from, all 50c values
and special price Regular 50c -values
39c per pair Today
$1.50 Petticoats 69c
Ladles sateen Petticoats In black, three
ruffles, hemstitched edge and most desir
able. Special, 80c.
65c Hand Bags 43c Ea.
With double sides, card 'case and small
purse; In black, tan and brown. Special, 43c
$1.25 Hat Drapes 89c
Ladles' chiffon Hat Drapes, In blue, brown
and white with dotted borders. Special S0c
75c Belts 9c Each
An odd lot Broken sizes Ladles' Belts In
silk and leather, 25c to 75c included, Oc
$7 Suit Case $5
A 23-Inch, full leather Suit Case. Our reg
ular $7. value, on sale today. Special, 95.00.
Testaments at reduced prices. This price re
Kitchen Table Spoons at, set 15
Teaspoons, set of 6.7 Sd
Corkscrews, each 12
Solid Nickel-Silver Knives and Forks,
set ?2'55
$9.00 Silver Fern Dishes. $7.25
$3.50 Silver Cake Stands! $2.76
$L00 Branze Candlesticks 79p
$1.15 Glass Vases, each 89
15c Towel Racks '. . . . .12
3-arm Towel Racks 28
Toilet PapeF Holders. ...... T 3
Metal Towel Rings. . 8
Cut Glass
Cut Glass Nappies, best $5 val. .S3.9S
Cut Glass Bowls, reg. $6.75 val. $5.35
Cut Glass Bon-Bon Dishes, with handle,
$3.00 values $2.37
Glass "Horseradish Jar, 85c value, on
sale for .'68e
$12.00 Cut Glass Bowls $9.60
$7.50 Cut Glass Water Bottle on sale"
for $5.99
$1.25 Savory Roaster for 98
50c Family Roaster, 10x14 39
15c 7-pin Hat Rack 12
3c -Japanese Pot Brushes lj
75c 8-Arni Clothes Racks 62$
25c Galvanized Pails, 10-qt 19
20c 2-hoop Cedar. Pails 17
$1:00 Castiron Cook Pots S2
75c Galvanized Wash Tubs 63rf
90c Galvanized Wash Tubs 74d
$1.35 Family Scales for $1.19
Tin Measuring Cups 4d
1-quart Graduated Measures 6
14-quart Tin Dishpans 2Sf
$1.50 Universal Food Choppers. $1.23
$1.25 set Mrs. Potts' Sad Irons... 89
15c Dover Egg Beaters 12
50c Wall Coffee Mill 42
25c 100-fdbt Wire Clothes Lnie. . -19ip
$3.00 Adjustable Wringer. ... .$2.39
Clothespins for, dozen 1
8c Spring Clothes Hanger... 5.
35c inc Washboards 27
Bibles and Testaments at Reduced Prices
Last Day of Home Famishing Goods Sale
Trunks. Traveling Bags, Suit Cases Third Floor
Our Easter sale of women's apparel has attracted
widespread attention judging from the great num
ber of interested buyers that visited us yesterday
The Shirtwaist value is an exceptional offer and to
secure one of these new suits is a splendid bargain.
Descriptions and price-redactions follow
Plain tailored or gimp trimmed, shirred sleeves, full
xshirred or pleated skirts, green, brown, red, blue and
black, made up in the very best possible manner, silk
suits of equal style and quality cost you 4 ( ff
$30.00 at other stores; our price 35V.UJ
"Women's tailor-made Suits, in voiles, Shepherd worsteds,
serges, Sicilians, coverts and alpacas, in box, tight fit
ting, redingote, blouse, jacket or Eaton styles ; all the
verv newest effects and shades; a great or
display not to be overlooked; $15 to.. .'POJtVU
.50 Tourist Coats
An express shipment of ladles new Tourist Coats, belted back,
notch collar and cuff, In gray and tan homespun. Here Is a value
that 'every woman will appreciate. Special price 1SJS3. For Wednes
day and Thursday's selling.
Skirts Made Free
Every person purchasing a skirt pat
tern from us, costing at least $1.00 a
yard, can have a stylish, plain tailored:
Skirt made, absolutely free of charge.
Every skirt guaranteed satisfactory as,
to workmanship and fit. This depar
ture in our dress goods department has
met with splendid success and should
not be overlooked.
Valenciennes Reduced
This is strictly a Valenciennes season; we provided splendidly and offer for the
remainder of this week many tempting values in' round mesh and French Val.,
Point De Paris Laces, which include alTbvers, galloons, edges and insertions. Here
are some of the pricings
25c-values reduced to 19d I 75c values reduced to 63
50c values reduced to. 42 I $1.50 values reduced to 1.27
Willamette Sewing Machines, guaranteed ten years. Baby
Carriages and Go-Carts 50 models. Third flojr.
Special Values In
Ladies' Low Shoes
We place on sale for today and tomorrow
750 pairs of Ladies' Low Shoeslatest styles, '
six shapes to choose from, all regular $3.50
values in patent colt, ribbon ties, plain and
tipped toes; tan Russian calf, ribbon ties, Ox-
ford style; vici kid Gibson tie, Oxfords, Bluch-
er. welt Should you want a good special valued
in shoes do not overlook this one
Sale Price $2.45
$1.10scopper-bottom Wash Boilers. 84
50c lfr-quart Sprinklers T.42
20c Galvanized Oil Cans 15
30c 10-quart Dishpans.'. 24
6c Tin Graters, large size 5
30c No. 8 Tin Steamers 25
5c 9-inch Jelly Cake Pans 4
9-inch deep Pie Pans 4 3
35c Potato Ricers, 'each 27
Wire Egg Whips for 2
10c Mixing Spoons 8
10c Bowl Strainers 7$
20c Extension Strainers. .16
20c Drip Pans, 11x17 . 16
12c Drip Pans, 9x12. 10
10c Drip Pans, 8x10. . . '. 8
23c Acme Frying Pans 18&
18c 'Acme Frying Pans 14
Asbestos Mats, each 4
50c Wooden Salt Boxes 16
$3.50 Clothes Wringer $2.78
Guaranteed for three years.
White Enamel
Very best White Enamelware.
90c Sauce Pots for 72
$1.00 Sauce Pots for 8G
75c Covered Sauce Pots 60
90c Covered Sauce Pots 72
50c Covered Kettles for 40c
60c Covered Kettles for 48
65c Covered Kettles for .54
75e Covered Kettles for 60
90c Covered Kettles for 72
25c Lipped Sauce Paris 20
30c Lipped Sauce Pans. . . . 24
50c Lipped Sauce Pans. . . -v 40
60c Lipped Sauce Pans. 48
15c Soup Ladles 12
20c Soup Ladles 16
20c Perforated Ladles v. 16?
15c Skimmers for ..12i
7- inch -Bakers, 18c value 15 C
8- inch Bakers, 20c value 16
9- inch Bakers, 25c value 20
10- inch Bakers, 30e value. 24
Decorated Covered Chambers, 75c to $1
$5.85 Ea.
On a sample line of Ladies' hand-embroidered
white cambric Petticoats,
wide flounces under lace ruffles; a
great value at one-quarter off.
A n w assortment of new cotton Shirt
waist, in which lawns and dotted
swiss trimmed with embroidery, lace
and tuckSi large and small polka dots,
tans, blue, etc., all sizes ;
values, on sale forr each.. 2?
Decorated Wash Bowls, worth from 60c
to 85c, on sale for, each 56
15c Japanese Teapots 11
20c Japanese Teapots ...14j
75c Slop Jars 62
6- inch Yellow Baking Dishes 6
8- inch Oval Yellow Baking Dishes. .9
9- inch Yellow Baking Dishes 12j
7- inch Oval Yellow Baking Dishes.. 7
8-inch Oval Yellow Baking Dishes. .9?
9- inch Oval Yellow Baking Dishes.ll?
60-piece White Semi-Vitreous Dinner
Sets $3.88
100-piece White Semi-Vitreous Dinner
Sets "$6.19
60-piece Floral Decorated Semi-Vilre-
ous Dinner Set $5.89
100,-piece Floral Decorated Semi-Vitreous
Dinner Set.... $8.97
60-piece Decorated German China Set
for $13.45
100-piece Decorated German China Set
for , $18.95
Famous "Elite" four-coated Blue and
White German Granite war e ; none bet
ter ; all at special low prices
60c Covered. Kettles for. .-48j
75c Covered Kettles for 60
$1.10 Covered Kettles for 88
$1.10 Covered Kettles for 72
30c Lipped Sauce Pans v24j
35c Lipped Sauce Pans...... 28
45c Lipped Sauce Pans -36
50c Lipped Sauce Pans 40
35c Wash Basins for 28jp
45c Wash Basins for , .364?
50c Wash Basins for 40
35c Lipped Kettlesifor .28
45c Lipped Kettles for. 36
50c Lipped Kettles for, 4Q
60c Lipped Kettles for 48
25c Pudding Pans for 20
35c Pudding Pans for 28
45c Pudding Pans for 36
60c Pudding Pans for 48
$1.65 17-qt. Dish Pans 31.27
$1.75 8-quart Teakettles $1.38