Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 24, 1905, Page 12, Image 12

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What Wakefield Has to Say
of Igorrotes and the
Director of Concessions Declares
That Their Absence Will Not
Be Noted So Far as Man
agement Is Concerned.
It Is not such a great loss alter all, ac
cording to John "Wakefield, director of con
cessions at the Exposition. Of course, it
would be Interesting: to have the Igor
rotes camped on the grounds to satisfy
the curiosity of the patrons of the Expo
sition who might desire to see what their
South Sea brothers looked and acted like,,
but they were nevertheless "dirty little
naked cannibals" in the estimation of a
majority of the board of directors, and
would not be of as great advantage to
the success of the Fair as might be
thought. The Fair Ls an assured success
anyway, and therefore it is not necessary
ior the officials to bow to the mandates
of any single concessionaire, which makes
it probable that the negotiations are at
an end on the part of Dr. Hunt, Mr.
Sloody and the Fair Board.
"I think the whole thing is a scheme to
get advertisement and thus tell the
amusement managers of the country that
the Igdrrote Exhibit Company with 50
natives ls In Seattle and ready for any
good offers that may be made to the
managers," explained Mr. "Wakefield yes
terday. "I think they have given Mr.
Felder, who has been in Portland since
last January expecting to have a share
in the concession, the cold hand, and that
the new company has been formed to that
end." continued Mr. "Wakefield.
"How about the 530,000 supposed to have
been deposited here and the $5000 In
Manila for expenses which Is said not
to have reached Dr. Hunt?" was asked.
Saw Copy of Agreement.
"I saw a copy of the original agreement
between Mr. Hunt and Mr. Felder, and
there was nothing said In It about those
details," was the response.
"They say that you insist upon their
depositing $10,000 In gold as a guarantee
that they will fulfill their share of the
contract, and that they consider the sum
excessive." it was further suggested.
"We did not ask any such thing," cor
rected Mr. Wakefield. "Last November it
was stipulated in the original agreement
in St. Louis that the sum should be de
posited here as a surety that they would
bring the men here on time. Now they
have arrived with their men and such a
request would be nonsense". Besides the
terms of the original agreement were
never lived up to and are not In force.
"Mr. Moody seemed to think that the
Exposition could not get along without
the village; that the Igorrotes would be
of great benefit as a means of exploita
tion, and that he should not have to pay
the bonuses asked of other concession-:'
aires, all of which is a mistake. The Ex
position is now an assured success and is
not dependent on the attractions of any
one concession for help. Eight months
ago the Igorrotes would have been good
for purposes of exploitation, but now
the time is too late and, lastly. I do not
see why the Igorrote company should not
pay for its concession the same as the
other citizens, who are to have attrac
tions at the Fair."
Hunt and Moody are annoyed because
they were Tequired to pay 23 per cent
of their gross earnings for the privi
lege of showing while the concession was
offered to Felder for 15 per cent," it was
suggested. There was silence at the other
end of the line. "They have letters stat
ing that the concession would better be
secured through Felder because he could
get it for 15 per cent when it would cost
the others 25," was added.
Has Other Offers.
"I don't know what letters they have
or have not got," was the response, but
I think it ls a scheme to raise a big hul
labaloo and have the fact that they are
here advertised over the country. I un
derstand that Hunt has a contract with
Dundee and Thompson, the proprietors of
Luna Park, at Coney Island, to show 50
Igorrotes "there during the Summer. He
also has been offered $1000 a week for
16 weeks to take his band to Delmar
Gardens, at St. Louis. It appears to me,
therefore, that the Moody-Hunt combina
tion has been formed to give Felder the
cold hand and enable them to take their
men East for exhibition purposes. I think
as a. result of the advertising they will
receive they will be sought by
all the amusement managers of
the country and the offers they will
get will do away with any possibility of
their coming to the Fair. The majority
of the board does not think they would
be a great benefit to the Exposition any
way, as they consider them a band of
dirty little cannibals. Mr. Moody refused
to accept the old contract, and President
Goode told him to make a proposition,
which he said he would do. They are not
the only persons who can get Igorrotes,
for we could have a village here by June
10 if we desired It, but I think the matter
will be dropped."
Therefore visitors to the Exposition will
not be able to wiggle their toes in unison
with the tom-tom's beat, or allow the
jscreech of war or the dance of death to
plant cold chills upon their spines in op
position to the glare " of the midsummer
Committee Presents Ambitious Pro
gramme for Session in August.
The programme for the historical con
ference to be held at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition under the auspices of the
Oregon Historical Society from August 21
to August 23, inclusive, was outlined Sat
urday by the committee in charge, Dr.
J. R. "Wilson, Professor Robertson and
Professor F. G. Young. The outline is
only preliminary and will be used in the
event the various speakers selected accept
invitations to be in attendance. The pro
gramme as outlined in advance is as fol
lows: Monday, August 21 Opening address, by
H. W. Scott, of Portland, Addresses by
Professor G. Bourne, of Tale, and
President Tyler, of William and Mary's
University, "Williamsport, Va.
Tuesday, August 22 A consideration of
the work and organization of state and
local historical societies, under the gen
eral direction of Reuben G. Thwaites,
superintendent of the Wisconsin Histor
ical Society. Opening paper by Professor
Frederick J. Turner, of the University of
Wisconsin, followed by Benjamin F.
Shambaugh. A round table conference
will be conducted by Mr. Thwaites. Re
ports will be made on the activities of his
torical societies in the Oregon territory.
Wednesday, August 23 A session of the
Pacific Coast branch of the American
Historical Association. Leading historians
of California have expressed their inten
tion to be present including Professor
Bernard-Moses, of the University of Cal
ifornia; Horace Davis, of San Francisco;
Professor Dunlway, of Leland Stanford
University, and Professor Lummis, of
Thermometer Records Maximum of
Nearly Eighty-Five Degrees.
With all the country beyond the Rocky
Mountains half-frozen. Portland had yes
terday one of the hottest April days in its
history. The thermometer ran up all aft
ernoon, and by 4:50 had reached a maxi
mum height of S4.5. This was approaching
the record for April, a temperature of 87
towards the very last of the month was
recorded several years ago.
The morning was Ideal for Easter, and
all the prettyrocks and hats which were
to com out on the occasion appeared.
Xne churches were filled at all services,
and during the afternoon great crowds
filled the trolley-cars to go to the Fair
grounds and elsewhere.
Some of the wiser ones realized early
that it was going to be pretty warm, so
they got out of town and made the hill
sides bright with the gaudy colors o their
clothes. Summer had come, indeed, and
even the gardens looked Hko June, with
the budding roses and-the petals of the
wistaria flying in the air. All the flowers
seemed to come at once in a rush, and
Councilmen Will Oppose an In
crease of Saloons.
Express Surprise That Twenty-Seven
Permits to SeirLiquor Near the
Fair Grounds Had Been
Granted by Th"em.
The story of granting 27 licenses to sa
loons within a small raidus of the entrance
to the Lewis and Clark Centennial grounds
has caused a small sensation. . Hardly
anyone believed that so many permits to
sell liquor had been Issued, and even the
City Councilmen were very much surprised
lavished what is ordinarily scattered
through the whole Spring upon the Easter
Ladies Will Ask Board of Health to
Provide Salary.
The ladies of the city who have been
responsible for the crusade of cleanli
ness recently inaugurated among the
grocery stores, meat and fish markets
and the creameries of Portland will meet
with the City Board of Health today to
take up the recent action of the Council
in passing Flegel's ordinance providing for
the appointment of a -woman as meat
inspector at a salary of $65 a month.
At the time the Council passed the ordi
nance it was thought not to have been
a serious action for the reason that no
provision was made for the expedlture of
565 a month. The ladles look at the mat
ter in a serious light, however, and will
meet with the board today In order to
find whether or not there is any power
given to that body by which It can
provide for the salary of the inspector.
If it is found that no provision Is made
by which the appointment can be made
the women -will take the question back
to the Council where the City Fathers
will be asked to provide financial back
ing for their new ordinance.
Judge Bellinger Will Then Give His
Opinion on Abatement Plea.
The land fraud situation will remain un
changed for another 24 hours. and neither
Senator Mitchell and his fellow defend
ants nnr tho Rnvcrnment attornevs will
know until Tuesday morning the decision1
of Judge Bellinger in regard to tne
Mitchell plea of abatement
Owing to the Importance of the decision
and the great number of cases cited In
argument the court has decided to give
Its decision on TuesSay morning. Instead
of Monday as was at first announced.
Cherislv Deeds, Not Bones.
PORTIJIXD. Or.. April 23. (To the Editor.)
"To live in the heart of" those we leave
behind ls not to die."
Why, in view of twentieth century enlight
enment, should the bones of John Paul Jones
(no poetry Intended) be carted across the
waters, of the Atlantic from the secure and:
peaceful epot where they have lain for a
century? Tnere Is something disgusting In
the account of the digging up of his "re
mains" and the subjecting them to scrutiny
and measurements, and all that a few poor
bones may finally be deposited In this coun
try. What's the difference, anyway? Do
we cherish bones rather than deeds?
I do not believe that either sentiment or
patriotism prompts such display. Tha pa
'trlotlc American will always revere the name
and deeds of John Paul Jones, and will not
care where reposes his dust, and true senti
ment finds It full fruition in the thought
of him as one of the Immortals.
Now. here comes one of -the progressive,
patriotic men of Portland, who wants the
bones of Captain Lewis dug up. Jolted across
the Rockies and deposited" In the city park.
Nay, nay; let them He In Oak Forest, where
the trees sing an everlasting dirge. "What
matters It where the blossoms wither and
die. 'the fruit followeth in due season?"
If this digging up business continues, the
cause of cremation will gain many new con
verts. We love and cherish deeds, not bones, and
if all that remains of mortality be safely
tmrled. why disturb the work that merciful
nature has -conscientiously carried on for a
century or more? Nothing Is lost; nothing
can ever die. and true sentiment shudders
at the thought of the desecration of the work
of kindly nature. HELEN N. PACKARD.
For 25 cents, you can get Carter's Little
Liver Pills the best liver regulator In
the world. Don't forset thlct One pill a
dose, --
when they read the list In yesterday morn
ing's Oregonian.
Xo more licenses will be issued, accord
ing to a majority of the members 'of the
liquor license committee, within a mile of
me rair grouncs, ana tnewe wno are erect
ing buildings with the exneetation of Tent
ing them to saloonkeepers will have to And
ouier tenants.
The members of the liauor li cense com
mittee were asked yesterday about the
Issuance of more licptiRes nnr! thro f
them expressed themselves as being decid-
eajy opposea to granting any more.
"You may say for me that I am not in
favor of jrrantimr another lieertR.
saloon near the Fair grounds," said Coun
cilman Sherrett. "I was somewhat sur
prised to learn that so many had been
granted. Although I have always attend
ed the meetings of the liquor license com
mittee and have nrobahlv sfcmvi oil r
those issued.' I have- paid but little atten-
.tvu . 'UKiu lunner man 10 investigate
their references. The people do not want
so many saloons near the Exposition, and
I shall not vote for another license, and
shall use my Influence to persuade the
other members of the committee also to
"I have not given the matter much
thought," said Councilman Flegel. "How
ever. I want to be quoted as saying that
no more licenses will bo Issued if I can
help it. It ls a shame that so many sa
loons are out there already, and I, for one
am "willing to make an Investigation of
those established, and it a nosalblp.
can be found to cancel half of them. .There
ougnt not to be more than two or three
within a mile of the main entrance to the
Exposition. This Fair means too much to
Portland to have a lot of visitors come
here for a visit and leave with the Idea
that the city ls composed principally of
"I don't think that the committee will
grant another license," said Dr. Sandford
Whiting. "It will not If my influence
counts. for anything. I think that too
many have already secured licenses, and
I shall vote against every application for
a license to conduct a saloon near the
Fair grounds."
Many of the saloonkeepers who have se-?i?re-,e
1,censes for liquor-selling near
the Fair grounds are strangers in Port
land, and have come here with no inten
t on of remaining long after the Exposi
tion closes, consequently it Is reasonable
to suppose that they will not take the in
terest in conducting a place that men
would who have made this city their home
for years.
23 1
The Meier (& Frank Store's Bargain News
Today's store news appeals to thrifty buyers Seasonable apparel and household effects of every description priced at ! j
economy pome Almost every qepartment m toe establishment oners exceptional trading opportunities, but space per
mits listing only a few of the more importantannouncements Here are genuine bargains worthy your consideration
Embroideries Worth to $1.15 a Strip for 50c a Strip
$1.75 Corset Cover Embroideries for $1.1 2 Yard
85c Corset Cover Embroideries for 49c Yard
70c French Val. Laces for 43c Dozen Yards
$2.50 Embroidered Mull Bands for 98c Yard
$ 1 .00 Irish Crochet, Venise Applique Laces 59c Yd.
We're experiencing the greatest lace and embroidery
business in our history A combination of circum
stances is responsible for it Exceptionally good lace
and embroidery season and the largest and best stock
in the city for women to choose from, and when it
comes to values 'The Meier & Frank Store never takes
a back seat Today's offerings-' are worth your
attention Mail orders will be promptly filled
5000 yards of Swiss and Nainsook
embroideries, edgings and Inser
tions, great variety of the best
patterns, widths range from 3 to
5 inches, sold In 4 U-yard lengths
only; values to Jl.lo strip; sale
price, strip 5&c
F.-ench Valenciennes laces and in
sertions, to 14 Inches wide
values up to 70c dozen yards; on
sale today at low' price - of
dozen yards 43c
2500 yards of. new Corset Cover
embroideries. lace trimmed,
beautiful styles In great variety:
values up to 51.76 a yard; for
this sale at, yard 91.12
3000 yards of Corset Cover . em
broideries, values up to 85c a
yard, on sale at the special low
price of 49c yard; big variety of
styles -49c
Embroidered Mull Bands for shirt
waists, handsome styles, 4 to 7
" inches wide, values up to $2.50
yard, at the extraordinarily low
price of 98c yard OSc
Irish Crochet and Venise Appli
quee, 2 to 5 Inches wide, white,
creim and ecru, values up to $1
a yarJ, for the very low price
of 59c yard; big assortment of
patterns SOc
Free Lessons
In Embroidery
Commencing today and continuing
until further notice, free lessons in
art embroidery work will be given
by our expert, Mrs. Lynn. Her abil
ity and methods are too well known
by the art workers of Portland to
need any introduction here. Special
attention will be given to children
wishing to learn fancy work. Classes
will be held daily. Inquire at art
goods department.
Pillow Tops 19c
In the art department, 500 Pillow
Tops, stamped linen, several de
signs,' 25c to 50c values, on sale
for ..10a
100 laundry Bags, plain colors and
stripes, great special values to
day at 10c
Comforters $ 1 ,49
200 lanated cotton filled Comfort
ers, neatly tufted, sllkollne cov
ered, best $2.00 values on sale
for $1.40
Hosiery Specials
1000 pairs of women's Lace and
Plain Lisle Hose, all .the very best
styles, In big variety, all sizes, 50o
values for this low price ... n
3 pairs 51 .00
"Buster Brown" Hose for boy3 and
girls, 3 styles of rib. the strongest,
best-wearing hose for children on
the market; for, pair 25c
I pair free with every 4 pairs purchased.
30,000 Towels in
This Great Semi-Annual Sale
One of the good old Meier &.
Frank Towel Sales is planned
for this week 30,000 of them
Every style, every size, every
grade Rare bargains for
housewives, hotel and board-inghouse-keepers
who are fur
nishing up for the Fair Mail
orders will be promptly filled
i . m&6xm -. star
j Hemmed union. Huck Towels, sold
regularly at 9c and 10c e
each: all you want at
Hemmed union Huck Towels, best
values, on sale o
at the low price of, each. . .C
Hemmed Linen Crash Dish Tow--
els, 300 dozen of them;
regular 12c vals., ea.
Hemstitched Linen Huck Towels, 38 inches long, our best
25c values, for this semi-annual sale, your choice, each.
Hemstitched Linen Huck Towels, size 22x40 inches, our
best 35c grades, on sale at the low price of, each
Knotted fringed Damask Towels, size 20x41 inches,
best 30c values, for the very low price of, each
Bleached Turkish Bath Towels, 500 dozen, size 20x40
inches, value extraordinary at this low price, each
Hemmed Bleached Turkish Bath Towels, 200 dozen, big
sizes, regular 60c value ; wonderful bargain at, each. . . .
Knotted fringed Damask Towels, 22x45, regular 40c
value,, on sale today for
"Webb's grass-bleached hemstitched Huck Towels,
20x38; 40c value, for 7,
Bleached Turkish Bath Towels, 20x42; best 35c
values, on sale at this low price
. 12c
Infant's Wear Sale
Attention, Mothers!
Avery interesting bargain list
of Infants' Wear for your peru
sal Many saving chances on
"Baby Things" of every kind
and description Mail orders will
be promptly filled Order today
25c Stockinet Diapers for 19
25c Diaper Supporters for, pr. .21
Arnold Knit Diapers for 21
"Stork" Catchall Bib, 50c val.. 39
75c Leather Buggy Straps 59J
Infants' Doll Rattles, 75c value 69
Hoop Rattles, great spec, val. .43p
60c, 65c Emb. Flanne for, yd.. 43d
SOc Crocheted Bootees for 39c
$1.75 Crocheted Sacques, ca.Jj51.4S
Flannel Skirts, silk-embroidered
edges, reg. $i value, for.. 2.39
Pinning Blankets with. "Waists, seal
loped edges, $1.00 valuo fr.8T?
Outing Flannel "Wrappers, pink or
blue, crocheted edge, 60c val..47 $
Infants' Knit Bands, each 29p
Arnold's Knit Bibs, special, ea.39
Infants 'Quilted Feeders, great special values at lip
Infants' Crib Pads, 60c value, for this sale only at 49
Chair Tads, 11; Diaper Pads, great special value... ...... lip
$3.00 'Skirts, raffle,, insertion, tucks; great special at... ... $2.39
$1.50 Skirts, lace. and embroidery trimmed, great value.. $1.21
$3.00 Nainsook and Lawn Dresses, large variety, each. .$52.39
$1.50 Dresses, lace and embroidery trimmed, each 1.21
Washable Kilt Suits for little boys and girls, 2 to 34 years of age, blue or
pink-striped percales, well made throughout; regular $1.00 values 0i
for the very low price of Oc C
Washable Kilts in linen crash, red or blue trimmed. Russian styles, ages 2
to 3 years, all the best $1.25 values cn sale for this extraordinary
low price ...93C
Washable Kilt Suits for boys or girls, in blue-striped chambray, small Kton
wiKu, craoroiuery inraraeu, sizes z to 4 years; our Dest 51.50 values. .$1.18
nnliaVila Vflt Quito In -1- ., -o.. 1. - cn c.i.- i it.
Washable Kilt Suits, In dark gray
ainpeu cnamDray, embroidery
trimmed, sizes 2 to 4
years, best $1.75 values. .Ir i .Jy
Boys' Washable Russian Blouse
Suits, tan or blue striped, ages 2
to 6 years; regular $1.25 rt0
values, for 70C
Boys' Washable Russian Blouse
Salts, In pink, blue or gunmetal
gray, ages 2 to 6 years; i o
regular $1.50 Suits i.IC5
Boys' Russian Blouse Suits, In pink,
blue, tan crashes and linens; all
this season's most attractive
styles, ages 2M" to 6 years, $125
and $2.50 values; 2d floor $LS
Boys' washable Sailor Suits. In light
ana daric Blue striped duck, sizes
4 to 10 years; great values at. .43c
Boys' washable Sailor Suits, In tan
striped duck, 4 to 10 years S3c
Boys washable Eton Sailor Suits in
light blue striped duck, Q
5 to 10 years OcC
Boys' washable Suits. 6 to 10 years,
sailor or Eton collar; tans, ft0
, blues, ducks, crashes ifOC
Boys' crash Wash Suits, sailor ef
fects, with combination collar and
shield; ages 5 to 10 c l l r
years; regular $1.30 value 1 . 1 V
Boys' wool Suits and Topcoats,
greatest values In the city.
Great special three days' sale of women's Shoes and Oxfords This sea
son's very latest styles In all leathers Johnson Brothers' best $3 values at
a saving of S8c on every pair you buy Every woman having shoe needs ia
interested in these great footwear offerings
Women's dark tan Oxfords, in lace or ribbon ties, medium soles -
and Cuban heels, all sizes and widths Cr.idr
Women's light tan Oxfords, medium soles, Cuban heels; women's vicl kid
lace or Blucher Oxfords, patent tips; women's vicl Tdd ribbon-tie c ,
Oxfords, Cuban heels, all sizes, pair &Cr..Cr
Women's vici kid patent tip lace Shoes, Cuban heels; women's patent colt
lace and Blucher style Shoes; women's vicl kid lace or Blucher style
Shoes, patent tips, heavy sole. Cuban heels, all sizes; Women's
box calf and velour calf lace Shoes, heavy soles; pair or. Cr
These offerings on sale only from 4 to 6 P. M. today
Children's vici kid Shoes, lace or button, spring heel, sizes 5 to 8, tQ
wonderful value, 4 to 6 P. M., today, pair o"C
Above In children's sizes. 8 to 11, 3H.00 pair; 11 to 2, pair S1.10
Little Gents' tan, vicl kid, satin calf, kangaroo calf. 10 to 13: pair.... $ 1.10
Boys", same as above. 2 to 5, $1.30 pair. Youth's Casco calf,
kangaroo grain, sizes 1 to 2, pair $1.29
Women's Apparel
.This big Cloak Store of ours is always presenting irre
sistible values in Women's Ready-to-Wear Garments.
This week's offerings include many special lines pur
chased from leading manufacturers at exceedingly low
cash prices We call them "good things," and our
patrons are always invited to share them with us
Mail orders will be filled as long as the lots last
200 $6.00 Walking Skirts $3.85
Great special purchase of "Walking Skirts for Monday's sell
ing, fancy tweed mixtures, in tan, gray and brown, panel
front and box pleated, fancy strapped and button
trimmed, all this season's very best $6.00 ft.
skirts; your choice today at this low price. . . . $2
$28 end $30, Silk Suits $22.45
Handsome Taffeta Silk Shirtwaist Suits, blouse, jacket or
shirtwaist effects, in fancy stripes, blue and white stripes,
black and white stripes, solid blue, black,, brown and
green; skirts pleated; our best $28.00 and r A.
$30.00 values on sale for tp4dtO
$36.00 Tailored Suite $26.85
"Women's Tailored Suits, voiles, Panama cloths, serges, shep
herd worsteds and Sicilians; -jackets, Etons and blouses, in
all colors and best styles;, flounce, pleated or flared skirts,
all sizes, best $34.00 and $36.00 values, on
sale for three days at the low price of $O0 J
"Women's Riding Skirts, serge and tweeds, $5.50, $12.50,
$11.00 and $18.00. Women's riding suits.
Great Sale of
AT $6.95 EACH
Made of kiln-dried hardwood, small
size, provision chamber 11x15x13
Inches; ice capacity 45 lbs.; a re
frigerator furniture stores ask.
$12.50 for; our special sale price
is only 50 of them, so cc,
speak quick 0.7J
AT $10.87 EACH
Medium size "La Belle" Refrigera
tors, Ice capacity 90 lbs.; provi
sion chamber 22xl4xlS inches,
all -the latest Improvements; a re
frigerator furniture stores ask ?15
fcr; our special sale price. .$10.S7
Kiln-dried hardwood Refrigerator;
ash panel door; golden oak finish,
mineral wool Hllings; metallic
sliding adjustable shelves, remov
able ice compartment; provision
chamber 21xl4xl8; e i -n
great value
Enamel line Refrigerator with all
the improvements included in the
$12.79 model, handsomely built
and finished; economical ice con
sumer; greatest refrigerator value
In town at special low price. 915.45