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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, 'APRIL 12, 1905.
Housewives in Crusade
for Wholesome Food.
FOOD VENDORS ALARMED
Make an Effort to Appear Neat
MANY PLACES ARE VISITED
Women of Portland Are Determined
That Groceries and Meat Mar
kets Shall Be Kept in a
Food venders, hearing the swash of a
near-by cleansing wave, have begun to
purge their Augean markots of filth and
corruption before the wave shall arrive.
They were very busy yesterday moving
away rot and rubbish. Women, of the
School of Domestic Science found them
nimbler than scared ants.
The women continued their crusade vis
iting" the dark recesses of meat shops,
grocery stores and a restaurant or two.
They testified that the uncleanncss was
"dreadful" and "awful," and -worse than
that presented by the vilest holes in
Next Friday morning at 30 o'clock the
school has set for a raiiy of housewives
in the building of the Y. W. C. A. All
womon interested in cleaning up the city's
iood shops will be welcomed and be in
vited to avssist In augmenting the force
of the reform wave. The assembly will
probably appoint a committee to wait on
the Council and ask for the creation of
the office of Inspector of foods.
Free Access to Markets.
The crusaders had free access into
every market whither they went. Some
of the proprietors were glad to sec them,
while others only pretended to be hon
ored by their presence, but all received
the visitors respectfully. "While the wom
en poked their noses into dingy barrols
and boxes and spied Into dirty corners
and sought for secret repositories of rot
tenness and filth, clerks ogled thorn and
whispered to one another. But the wom
en were not disconcerted.
Into a grocery store they sallied. The
proprietor's name is a byword in ever so
many households in the city. Did they
-wish to buy anything asked a. busy clerk
bending over the counter. No they did
not: they wished to see the proprietor.
But that worthy gentleman saw at a
glance the mission of the women and J
would not budge from the high stool on
which he was figuring his day's profits. J
A clerk was sweeping the floor. Pickles. j
olives, honey, dates and multitudinous
articles of food were exposed to the dust.
"Doar. dear," ejaculated the women.
"The floor is sprinkled," retorted the
Barrell Without Lid.
"That makes no difference," returned
the feminine chorus. "The dust rises just
the same. Look at that barrel of pickles
without a lldl"
"It's empty," was the reply.
"Look into it."
A clerk peered into the barrel. Sure
enough it was half full of pickles.
"Would you feed such things to your
children?" asked one of the womon
pointing to the exposed heaps of olives
But this was a personal question; be
sides, another woman whispered that the
proprietor had no children, so 'the in
quirer did not drive the question home.
"Some people "wish to buy those things
Jn hulk," the grocer protested.
"Why then do you not cover them
The grocer said something or other In
reply, whereupon the women loft him
in disgust and sought the dark shadow
of the rear of the place. The proprietor
refused to accompany them, and at their
solicitation sent a clerk as guide.
Unclean Flour Sacks.
In the rear they discovered flour sacks
piled on the floor and thickly covered
with dust, but worst of all the floor bore
stains of promiscuous expectoration.
"There," they ejaculated," look at those
"They don't hurt anything," explained
"But look at the sacks," meaning their
coat of dust How do you think
those sacks can be emptied into bins
without the dust."
"We don't empty them Into bins."
"But we do," was the indignant reply.
Besides the dust sifts through the sacks
Into the flour."
The women returned to the expectora
tion on the floor.
"Why do .you allow it?" they asked.
"That's for the City Council to regu
late.' was the saucy response.
While the store was not in a condi
tion which could be called filthy, yet the
women called it far from clean.
As the visitors went out the clerk
placed his hand on a pile of ol
ives, picked up one. rolled it between
his palms and remarked sagely:
"If things were as bad as you think,
we'd all be dead long ago."
Their quest took them next to a con
fectionery store and to the kitchen in the
rear, where dirty, greasy kettles, fin
scrubbed floors, bespattered -walls and
fetid odors were in the catalogue of evils.
The -women stepped as daintily as they
could in the sticky place. As they left
they wore informed that the place was
unusually clean for a candy kitchen.
Then tho -women spied out an estab
lishment called a "delicatessen." In the
show-window -were cakes with frosting
as white as snow, apparently as light as
sponges. The crests of tho cakes were
adorned with now a nut and then a col
ored candy. But when the kitchen was
reached, the visitors found grease and
dirt that horrified them.
Recent Effort at Cleanliness.
A poultry market was the next halting-place.
The proprietor bustled about
to show the women that his establish
ment was very clean indeed. But they
judged otherwise. The evidently recent
effort at cleanliness did not satisfy them
"We're as clean as we can be," pro
tested the man. We've got to make a
"But it doesn't cost much to clean up."
"Well." responded the man, "since
Spokane has been cleaned up three mar
kets have gone out of business. One up
ori Morrison street, of this city, was
A meat market close by presented
a fairly clean appearance, but the rear
was far different. In a foul shanty was
a big ugly kettle for rendering1 lard,
and opening into it was a filthy out
house of the type used many years
ago. The crusaders wore informed that
the 6wner of the premises had promised
to remove tho corruption-soaked floor
and put In .a new one. In tho refriger
ator of the shop only one of oight or
ten carcasses of meat boro tho label
of Inspection. Poultry with entrails
still contained were on sale; indeed,
almost in every case, whatever tho
market, thfe poultry was undrawn.
At a place where 10.000 fowls are
slaughtered every month, the butcher
in chargo said that the birds were not
cleaned of their entrails before goinff
to market. The obvious reason was
that the woight of the viscera added
to the profits, since poultry Is sold by
the pound. And for the same reason
the heads and feet were not cut off.
The floor of the slaughter-house was
carpeted with filth of thousands of
chickens that had been killed In the
place. The women Insisted that the
floor be strewn with sawdust, but the
head man said that was Impossible.
"This isn't dirty for a chicken
house," said he.
"Clean up," was the parting- man
date and the man promised to do what
DELEGATES PK0M EVERY STATE
Attendance at the Good Roads Con
vention Will Be Large.
Tho Good Koads Convention, which will
be held in Portland. June 22. 23 and 24.
will attract to Portland one of. tho most
representative bodies of prominent busi
ness men from all parts of the United
States that will assemble in this city
during the Exposition months. It is ex
pected that delegates from every state
in the "Union will attend tho convention.
The delogates will come to Portland most
ly In special trains, which will be dis
patched from the Southern and Eastern
One of the trains which will leave Chi
cago will be known as the Northern Pacific-Burlington
Lewis and Clark Good
Koads special. It will make 40 stops at
the small towns on the way to Portland
in which Good Roads, conventions will be
hold. The purpose of those conventions
will be to appoint delegates to the Port
land convention and to arouse enthusiasm
and interest in the Lewis and Clark Ex
position. The advertisement of the Fair will be
one of the predominant features of the
special trains which will bring delegates
to the Good Roads Convention. It is
planned o have all the trains, chartered
especially for the occasion, to make short
stops and try similar tactics to those
which will be adopted for the special run
ning out of Chicago. It is Intended to
have .big banners strung along the cars
telling of the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion. W. H. Moore, president of the Good
Roads Association, who while in Portland
decided to call the convention which will
be hold in this city, left yesterday for
his home In St Louis. It seemed for a
time as though Portland would not get
the convention, and it was for the pur
pose of looking the field over that 'Mr.
Moore made the trip to this city.
HE BEATS TWO INTRUDERS.
Col. David M. Dunne Finds Them on
Colonel David M. Dunne, has proved
boyond doubt that, though over 60, ho Is
far from senile, and would club the life
out of. any one who tried to Oslerize
him. Two men In Portland yesterday
bore fearfully sore heads because they
Interfered with the Colonel.
For several weeks a couple of men have
been infesting tho Nob Hill district, ob
taininf arimicusinn tn dwcllinsr-houses and
then abusing the privilege -granted them.
They nave posea as loiepnone inspector,
chiefly, and have frightened women Into
running out upon the street and scream-ins:.
The Colonel had heard of these fel
lows, and when ho saw two men sneak
ing up the stairs into his backyard as
he was coming homo to luncheon, he
eyed .them closely, at the same time
quickening his pace. When he saw one
walk up to the back door and without
knocking attempt to open it, he knew
he had his men.
Looking about for a woapon he grasped
a short thick club and broke into a run,
making up- the stairs three steps at a
time, and went straight after his man.
The victim tried to escape, but the Colo
nel was quick and ruthless. The Intruder
first received one blow over the head,
another on the shoulder, and was next
thrown out into the yard.
The other fellow coming to his partner's
aid about this time was beaten and he
fled. The first man had no such luck.
Hevwas picked up by the Colonel and
thrown off the high bank on which the
house stands, and landed at tho feet of
Captain T. B. Howes, who was walk
ing down the street and had not time
to help the Colonel, the trick was done
NEBRASKA'S GREAT EXHIBIT
Large Reservaton of Space and Thor
ough Display of Agriculture.
OMAHA, Neb.. April 1L (Special.) Ne
braska will be well in evidence in the
Palace of Agriculture at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition. Nearly 3000 square feet
of space has been set apart in this build
ing for Nebraska. A pavilion will be
built in which an exhibition of moving
pictures Illustrating Nebraska; farm
scenes will be given. There will also be
a monster exhibit showing the state's
various resources, including innumerable
varieties of corn of all sizes and colors.
The famous mounted steer Challenger,
which created snich a sensation at St.
Louis, will form part of the livestock
The commission recently nppolnted has
organized with W. P. Warner as presi
dent. G. L. Loomls vice-president and 1L
G. Shedd, of Lincoln, as secretary. Al
though the appropriation ,is limited to
$12,000, the commission has much valuable
material on hand which has been used in
former expositions and, with the assist
ance of donations from patriotic citizens
of the state and from the railroads and
other Interested corporations, will be able
to make a very credltablo showing.
A collector of agricultural products is
to be employed at once to gather several
hundred bushels of Nebraska's best ex
BOSTON DRAWS FAIR PRIZE
Cruiser Is Ordered to Remain at Port
land During Exposition.
SAN FRANCISCO, April ll.--(Spocial.)
The cruiser Boston has boon detached
to spend the Summer months at Portland
during the Lewis and Clark Fair." She
received her orders at Mare Island today.
She is first to go to Honolulu, but will re
turn in time to reach Portland for the
opening of the Fair.
The assignment to Portland was sought
by nearly every vessel in the Pacific
squadron, but the Boston drew the prize.
The original plan was for tho Boston to
do station duty at Honolulu and relieve
the Petrel, but the Navy Department has
changed this, and the Boston will make
only a brief stay at the islands.
C. K. Stevens Passes Away.
C. K. Stevens, who had been a resident
of Portland for tho past 23 years, died at 1
o'clock this morning, at Good Samaritan
Hospital, after an illness of two weeks.
His malady was cdncussion of the brain,
caused by a fall on a cement sidewalk.
Mr. Stevens was a charter member of
Industry Lodge, No. 8, A. O. TJ. W. He
left a widow and. a married daughter.
Mrs. William F. Woodard. whose husband
Is a member of the firm of Woodard,
Clarke & -Co.
The Meier &, Frank Store
chances for shrewd buyers.
Wedncsdaj' bargains of grett
merit. Get your share.
$2 Kid Gloves $1.19
Broken lots of womeu's
suede and glace Kid Gloves ;
in P. K .and ovcrseam, 2 and
3-clasp, black, white, tan and
mode, $1.75 and l 1Q
$2.00 values for.S 1 1 "
Sewing Tables 89c Ea.
Folding Sewing Table with
36-inch measure, two-color
wood, our best sewing table;
your choice today at
the low price of
40c Dress Shields 24c
"Trufit" adjustable Shields
for shirtwaists, -sizes from 2
to 5, regular 25c and 40c val
ues on sale today at y
the low price of fcfTrC
50c scented Shields.. .346
Framed Pictures 1-4 Off
Choose today from our en
tire stock of Framed Pic
tures at one-fourth off the
regular selling price. All
sizes and subjects for dining-room
den, library, etc. OH
12 I -2c Flannelettes 7c
33-in. Crepe Flannelettes, all
good colorings and neat pat
terns, immense variety; the
regular 12 l-2c tirade on
sale today at, per
Book Dept. Specials
10,000 paper Books, Sum
mer reading; best titles, 10c
Webster's school and office
Dictionary for, copy. .50p
"Confessions of a Wife,"
by Mary Adams, $1.50 edi
Dress Trimmings $1.39
Black, white and cream
Chiffon Appliques, in bands,
medallions and rose sprays,
values up to $5 a yard, on
sale toda' at the ridiculous
ly low price of .$1.39
$1.25 Gloves 25c Pr.
Odd lot misses' Kid Gloves,
in assorted shades; regu
lar $1 and $1.25 value on
ale at the ridiculously low
price of, pr 25
Small sizes only.
$1 Chevrons 71c Ea.
Embroidered Chevrons for
trimming Peter Thomp
son suits, coats, etc. On
white, navy or red flannel;
eagle, stars, anchors; pret
tiest designs; regular $1.00
values on saleNfor, ca.. .Tl
50c Bureau Scarfs 37c
Hemstitched linen Bureau
Scarfs with battenburg in
sertion, 18x45 in; best 50c
values on sale at the special
low price of 37
Matted Pictures at 1 4c
2000 Matted Pictures, sizes
20x20 in. and 15x 20 in.;
great variety of subjects;
wonderful values for
today at, each ItpC
All medallions at half price.
40c Dress Trimmings 7c
Separate Dress Ornaments,
including taffeta and sou
tache braid ornaments; val
ues up to 40c each, on sale
today at the very p
low price of, each C
50c Braids 7c Yard
Narrow Braids, straight and
serpentine effects, in blue,
brown, green, gray, black
and white ; suitable for trim
ming shirtwaists suits, etc.;
values up to 50c a p
yard, on sale for I C
New 25c Neckwear 16c
25 doz. black soanirled net
Stocks, assorted styles, long
and short effects, all new,
pretty styles bought to sell
at 25c each; your choice to
day only at 16
May Delineator Now on Sale at the Butter! ck Pattern Department at 1 5c Copy
The Meier (Sb Frank Store
Portland's Largest and Best Store
We Are Sole Portland Agents for "Ostermoor" Patent Elastic Felt Mattresses, All Sizes
Trunks, Traveling Bags, Suit Cases; Largest and Best Stock in the City
Lawn Mowers, Garden Hose, Refrigerators, Gas Stoves, Sprinklers, Etc., in the Basement
Laces and Embroiderie
Extra Bargains for Four
Crowd-attracting specials in the lace section for the
remainder of the week A brilliant array of emphatic
bargains in just the Laces and Embroideries women.
want nowadays All clean, desirable merchandise at
the lowest prices the season has offered
French Yal. Laces and Insertions in a great assortment of
dainty patterns suitable for Summer dress and underwear
trimmings, infants' wear, etc.; values up to 70c A,
a dozen yards; on sale for, per dozen yards IOC
Valenciennes Laces and Insertions, V to 2V inches wide;
an immense variety to select from; values up to F
90c per dozen yards; on sale for, per dozen yds 03C
Net top Lace, "Venise and Irish Crochet Bands and
Appliques ; values up to 40c a yd. ; on sale for, yd. . .
45c1 EMBROIDERIES 1 5c YD.
15,000 yards of Swiss and Nainsook Embroideries,
Edgings and Insertions in the very latest de
signs, 3y2 to 10 inches wide ; values up to 45c a
yard; magnificent values for this
sale at the low price of, per yard JC
CORSET COVER EMBROIDERIES
Refrigerators 25 models $8.00 up to $50.00.
Gas Plates best styles $1.50 to $4.00.
Window Screens at 35c. 40c and 50c.
Blue-flame Oilstoves, $3.00 up to $10.00.
Oilstoves, 50c to $3.00. Meat Safes, $1.35.
Lawnmowers, $2.75 up to $10.00.
Tin Sprinklers, 15c up to 60c.
Garden Hose all grades all lengths.
Rakes, Spades, Shovels, etc. Basement.
5000 yards of handsome Corset Cover Embroider
ies prettiest patterns we own; values
up to 85c a yard, on sale for, yard
10,000 yards Corset Cover Embroideries splendid
styles values up to 60c a yard; on
sale at the low price of, per yard JC
35c Ribbons l?c Yard
For Wednesday and Thursady we place on sale
a great special purchase of 5000 yards of four-inch
Black Taffeta Ribbon, superior quality; best 35c
values. Buy all you want at 17c a yard. Black
Java Canvas for embroidery and cross-stitch in
light green and tau; regular 75c and $1.00 val
ues on sale for, per yard 59 and 735
Boys' Clothing Specials
Our boys' clothing store continues to outfit the little fel
fows in the best possible manner and at the minimum cost.
Clothing of proper styles and satisfactory wearing qual
ities' at a saving economical parents must appreciate
Boys' all-wool School Suits, double-breasted coat, light gray and
brown mixtures; ages 8 to 16 years; best values 1
ever offered at yO
Boys' Eton Sailor Suits, ages 5 to 10 years, in all-wool blue serges
and cheviots suits the exclusive clothier asks Cl
you $6.00 for; sale price '. . . XsiwU
The "Wolverine" Combination Suspender and Hose Supporter
for boys 4 to 16 years of age; assorted colors; regular 5Q
50c value; your choice; per pair 7C
Young men's all-wool cassimore and cheviot Suits ; good service
able mixtures; ages 12 to 20 years; extraordinary C Q
values for a few days at the low price of mJmJ
With everv purchase at reerular price to the amount of $5.00
or over we give a year's subscription to the "American Boy," the
biggest and brightest boys' paper published. Second Floor.
Dinner Sets An Important Sale
American Semi-Vitreous Dinner Sets, open stock
patterns; 60-piece sets for S3. 88
100-piecc set for $6.57
60-piece Semi-Vitreous Set, green floral decora
tion, gold on knobs and handles, great special
value at $5.47
100-piece set, same as above for $8.65
60-piece Semi-Vitreous Dinner Set, pink floral
decoration with heavy gold tracing, unequaled
100-piece set, .same as above, for $9.85
60-piece Semi-Vitreous Set, pink rose decorated
and gold band, best value ever offered at,
set .! $6.97
100-piece set, same as above, for $9.85
German China Sets, open stock patterns, great
values, $12.49, $14.57, $19.52.
Open Stock Patterns.
60-piece English Semi-Porcelain Set, heavy green
decorations, gold on knobs and handles, great
value at $6.45
100-piece set, same as above $9.43
60-piece English Semi-Porcelain Set, neat gray
decoration, full gold finish, great special
value at $6.78
100-piece set, same as above $9-87
60-piece English Semi-Porcelain Set, pink floral
decoration, gold band, gold on knobs and han
dles, at $7.52
100-piece set ,same as above $11.23
HAVILAND CHINA SETS REDUCED
100-piece set, $47.00 value, for $37.60
60-piece Haviland Set, green floral decoration,
heavy gold mounted, great bargain at. $27.90
100-piece set, same as above $40.50
100-piecc Haviland Dinner Set, pink floral decora
tion, great bargain at $21.85
60-piece Haviland Set, blue forget-me-nots with
gold edge and 'handles, $33 set, on sale for low
price of $26.40
Panama Hats for Men
The largest and best stock
Panama Hats in the city
Entirely new models in
fall and fedora blocks,
styles for young, middle
aged and elderly men
the coolest and most ser
viceable headgear money
can buy You'll find our
prices, quality considered,
far below what you are
asked to pay at the exclu
sive hat store $4.00 to
$12.00 On Main Floor
The best $3.00 Hat made in America.
Derbys and all the new stytes in soft
"WlTXnc" f-frtte hate; "lack tans browns, pearl, etc.
JTlitWCd inula Satisfaction guaranteed.
New Shirts, Hosiery, Spring Underwear, New v Neckwear,
Crloves, Collars, Handkerchiefs, etc.
Second Floor New Spring Suits, Topcoats,
Wash Vests, all the latest fashions and materials
in all grades.
Bargains in Infants'
Infants' fine lawn and nainsook
dresses, dainty yokes, styles trimmed
In fine laces and dainty embroideries,
edgings. Insertions, headings, clusters
of tucks, etc.
$1.25 and $3.50 Values 79c
$2.00 Values now only 99c
$2.75, $3.00 Values $1.49
$5.00, $6.00 Values $2.78
Children's short dresses, 6 months to 3
years; Mother Hubbard, long-waisted.
French and- Russian styles: made ot
fine linens and' lawns, trimmed in fine
laces and embroideries, long- and short
sleeves; our regular $2.75, $3, $3.50.
$t values ?2.12
Children's white lawn Gulmps, 50c,
ioc, 51.00, 5L50 each; trimmed in clus
ters of hemstitched tucks, embroidery,
Insertions and hemstitched edgings.
Children's gingham Dresses, pink,
blue and check3, 1, 2 and 3 years; all
newest and prettiest styles, 75c, $1.00
The Meier Frank Store
Worthy the careful investiga
tion of the most conservative
buyers. The very best values
we could possibly gather.
60c ath Towels 39c
100 doz. Hemmed Turkish
Bath Towels, pure bleached,
30x60 in.; a towel that soils j
for GOc every day in the '
year: on sale today jq
at the low price of.C
20c Dotted Mulls 12c
Fancy figured and dotted
Swiss Mulls in small, medi
um and large effects; all col
ors ; regular 16 2-3e and 20c
value; today, yd 12 0
' $2 Croquet Set $1.63
Eight-ball Croquet Set, oil
' finish, handsomely striped;
j our best $2.00 sets on sale
today at, set $1.63
Cashmere Flannel 34c
36-in. Cashmere Flannel, em
broidered dots and stripes
for shirts and shirtwaists,
new desirable styles, 5 A
best 50c values, yd.'rG
$4.00 Napkins $2.89
Bleached satin damask Table
Napkins, 24x24 in.; hand
some variety of patterns;
regular $3.75 and $4.00 doz.
values on sale at. .$2.89
Wash Suitings 1 6c Yd.
Two lines of Cotton Wash
Suitings in voile, melange
and gauze, Bourettc weave,
pretty and serviceable; all
the popular shades; value
extraordinary today. . 10?
50c Ribbed Pants 29c
Women's fine ribbed Um
brella Pants, with lace trim
ming, all sizes ; the very best
50c values on sale today at
the special low price
of, per pair
$ 1 .50 Table Linen $1.21 j
2500 yards of fine satin
damask Table Linen, full 72
inches wide ,12 new patterns
to select from ; our very best
$1.50 quality today. $1.21 1
$3.00 Bedspread $2.18
spreads, large size, cut cor
ners, for iron and brass
beds; best patterns; regular
$3.00 spread on lO
25c White Vests 16c
50 doz. women's low-neck,
no sleeve, ribbed, white
Summer Vests, well made
and finished, all sizes; the
best 2oc values on
Embroidered Voiles 20c
20 patterns of embroidered
tissue Voiles in all the new
shades, with colored em
broidered figures; the pret
tiest of the sheer woven wash
materials; great spe
cial values at, yard.VJU.
M. &. F. Coffee 24c Lb.
10,000 pounds of Meier &
Frank's famous Mocha and
Java Coffee, equal to the
best 4Qe grades, offered for
this sale, pound 24p
$6 Trunks for $5.09
34-in. canvas covered Trunk,
waterproof painted, two
leather straps, strongly
built, best fitting; a .$6.00
trunk today at
a big saving.
50c Veilings 38c Yard
Choose today from our en
tire stock of dotted and
mesh Veilings; regular 50c
quality at 38c yard ; big va- '
riety of best patterns for j
your choosing, yd 38c
50 doz. Handbags in black,
tan and brown, leather
handles, morocco leather,
with two clasps; the best
?l.oU values on sale rQ m
today for, each.
20c Girdle Forms 12c
100 doz. Girdle Forms in
black and white; regular
20c values: your choice to
day only at this price. .12p