Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 27, 1905, Page 14, Image 14

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Manning Making Inquiry into
Councilman Is Charged With Having
Received a Check for Five
Thousand Dollars to Kill
Telephone Franchise.
District Attorney Manning: has a new
addition to an old task before him In the
Investigation of charges wnlch have been
brought to him alleging- that Councilman
Bumelin was given a check for $5000 for
cervices rendered in defeating the fran
chise askod for by the new telephone com
pany. It Is also alleged that this check
was accompanied by a letter which
thanked the Councilman for having given
his assistance in the defeat of the fram
chlee ordinance. "When asked about the
matter last night, Mr. Manning said:
"I am Investigating the charge that a
$5000 check was given Mr. Rumclin for
his assistance in having defeated the tele
phone franchise, but that Is about all
there is to say on the subject at this time.
I do not really know what there Is in it,
as I have not .had time as yet to take
up the matter thoroughly. The reports
which have been circulated about the case
ha-e been magnified, as I have heard
nothing of a 510,000 deal in which other
Councllmen were implicated. The only
allegation I am looking into is the one In
relation to the $5000 check. I do not know
how serious it is as I have just com
menced making the investigation, as the
matter has been presented to me but
Mr. Jtumelin, whon asked for a state
ment concerning the story that the Dis
trict Attorney wa investigating his
connection with the check alleged to have
been given him for assisting 1n the de
feat of the franchise ordinance, was
noncommunicative and would not be
"I have not a word to say. sir," he
said, "not a word. I do not wish to
discuss the question."
United Stales National Now Controls
the Old Institution.
The United States National Bank of
Portland yesterday afternoon com
pleted arrangements by which it ab
sorbs the Wells-Fargo Bank, of this
city, and from this time on the two
Institutions will be conducted under
one consolidated management. The
merger is in line with the policy of the
Wells-Fargo Company's intention to
devote all its attention to the express
business and release control of all its
banks over the country, with the single
exception of the Wells-Fargo Bank of
New York City, which will continue
under the management and control of
tne parent company. The same ar
rangement as was yesterday completed
in Portland has been made in Salt Lake
and San Frar-eisco.
For the past three months the com
petition among the banking insttutions
of the Northwest has been keen in the
r.ttempt to secure control of the Port
land bank. Representatives from Se
attle and other Sound cities and. from
California have- been In the city nego
tiating for the purchase, but the award
was at last made to the United States
The capital of the absorbing bank
will be increased to $530,000, with sur
plus and profits of over $200,000, which
will make it one of the strongest banking-houses
of the Northwest.
A force of men was put to work on
alterations to the present quarters of
the United States National Bank, In the
Ainsworth building, on Third and Oak
streets, which building will be the
home of the consolidated institution,
and which is owned by the bank. By
working night and day it is expected
tnat the final arrangements can be
made and the transfer of the books and
business of the Wells-Fargo Bank to
the new home with the United States
National completed by the first weeks
of May.
Patrol Wagon and St. Johns Electric
Car in a Collision.
Policemen Grubcr and Wendorf narrow
ly escaped death in a collision with a St
Johns car at Third and Davis streets, late
yesterday afternoon. They were bound
for Fourth and Davis to convey a drunken
Sisoner to the City Jail. The car struck
e patrol wagon, knocking Driver Gruber
from his seat, broke the glass of the
vehicle, threw Station Officer Wendorf to
the pavement and felled one of the horses.
The wagon was formerly in use at the
Home for the Aged, at Sunnyside, 'as an
ambulance, and was being driven in the
place of the regular wagon, which is be
ing repaired and painted for the heavy
traffic of the approaching Lewis and Clark
Driver Cruber and Station Officer Wen
dorf were responding to a call from the
patrol box at Fourth and Davis streets.
It was not a "fast wagon," and they
were going slowly, following a large truck.
When the truck turned, Gruber first saw
the car, rapidly approaching from the
north. He had heard no bell, he states,
and when he caught sight of the car it
was too late to attempt to drive across
the track, so he wheeled the team to one
side, "but could not avoid a collision.
Station Officer Wendorf was cut on the
hands and legs by glass. The wagon was
Immediately repaired and put into commission.
Employment Agent Is Held by Police
f in City Jail.
As the result of investigation by License-
Inspectors McEachern and Hutch
inson, J. W. Block, of the Commercial
Employes Association of America, is in
the City Jail. He is charged with con
ducting his business without a license,
but behind the arrest there Is an inter
esting story.
Block was formerly in business with a
man by the name of King, who left the
city. He then went to the City Auditor's
office and caused his license to be trans
ferred, by using trickery, it is alleged.
With. Block, whose office is now in the
Alisky "building, was E. W. Allison, a
young man with but little knowledge of
the ways of the world. He was not ar
rested because it was learned that he had
already loBt money by engaging in busi
ness with. Block, and will lose more be
fore h is through with the deal.
The officials say that Block is a man
whose operations will not bear the light
of day, and." they, .expect to xevoke hlsj
license. His plan is said to have brought
him much gain, but his patrons, it is
said, have always lost their money.
Bock's system was to register people
desiring positions. He would furnish
blanks to be filled out by prospective em
ployes, and they would tell the nature of
the position wanted by them, the amount
of wages and other Information. By
agreeing to give them positions before
June 1 Block would charge each appli
cant Ellison, it appears, did not know of any
-trickery, and went Into the business as
an investment He has posted sufficient
money with Municipal Court Clerk Olson
o reimburse those who have- paid him
P. B, Allen and H. J. Vincent, operat
ing an employment office in the Chamber
of Commerce building, .were arrested late
yesterday for failure to take out a
Many Counterfeit Silver Coins Aro
Being Circulated Here.
There is so much counterfeit money in
circulation in Portland that the police
advise everyone specially to guard against
it, and to report Immediately to headquar
ters the receipt of any spurious coin.
Detectives have been assigned to cases
where merchants and others havo come
Into possession of counterfeit coin, . but
have as yet been unable to secure any
clew to the identity of persons guilty of
passing "the queer."
"There is always some counterfeit
money being circulated," said Chief Hunt
"It is usually handed out by transients.
They sometimes make the coin them
selves, but more frequently travel about,
placing it in circulation for confederates,
who make it.ln distant places.
"Counterfeiting is one of the most dan
gerous of criminal occupations, it being
an offense against the Government Se
cret Service agents keep a close watch
on it, and the modern detective systems,
operating in every large city, make it
almost impossible for men to coin money
and circulate it
"Men passing counterfeit coin usually
go Into stores where large business Is
being done, and pass their spurious money
there. In the press of trade, a counterfeit
piece is apt to be overlooked. The only
way people can make sure of the genuine
ness of silver is to note its ring. A coun
terfeit piece has hardly any ring to it,
while a good coin has a clear ring."
The counterfeit coins now being circu
lated hern are of the denominations of
quarters, half-dollars and dollars. They
are said to be remarkably clever. They
are clear-cut and about as perfect as any
ever passed.
It has been a long time since any coun
terfeit paper money was passed in Port
land. Several months ago there were old
New Jersey Bank bills passed for $10 bills.
The police do not believe that any coun
terfeiting is being done in or near Port
land. It is thought none has been done
here or in this vicinity since tho capture
of a prisoner and his outfit on Willamette
Heights one year ago. - This seizure was
made by the United States Marshal and
his deputies, and was a sensational affair.
For years the man had manufactured spu
rious silver coin in the woods overlooking
Portland, and had not as much as been
suspected until a few days before he was
taken into custody.
Tells of Remarkable Work of Evan
The double auditorium of the White
Temple- was crowded last night with
those who came to hear Dr. Meyer
preach on the' Welsh revival. Dr.
Meyer began by saying that Mr. Lcclteyt
the great ' sociologist, had traced all
modern reforms to the religious feeling
permeating the lower classes of people,
and instanced several facts in British
history, such as the Magna Charta, the
first Parliament, the overthrow of the
Stuart dynasty, the founding of New
England, and. the abolition of tho slave
trade, as directly traceable to great re
ligious movements.
He said that he thought that nothing
was more opportune for the two coun
tries at this time, when wealth was
largely increasing, and thcro were sev
eral glaring1 faults in their civilization,
as a genuine revival of religion, which
would be to the world what the dawn
and Spring are to day and season.
Dr. Meyer then told the story Of the
origin of the present movement In
Wales and enumerated several points
of interest about the home life of Evan
Roberts, whom he knows, and also the
ethical results of the revival on the
crowded population of Southern Wales.
He told the story of whole tracts of
country which had become cleansed of
saloons and gambling, of coarse recrea
tion and of swearing, so much o that
in collieries, which have been filled with
the most ribald talk, the long galleries
resound with Christian hymns. He also
narrated the story of his own experi
ence of the revival, and of the extra
ordinary meeting which ho witnessed
in the neighborhood of Neath, when the
obduracy of two miners aroused Evan
Roberts to an unusual pitch of religious
emotion. Dr. Meyer also excited laugh
ter as he told of the Influence of sing
ing in shortening the prayers and
speeches of those who were inclined to
be prolix, and suggested that whenever
there was any tendency In the prayer
meetings of tho churches represented
before him to become tedious it should
be at once submerged in the spontane
ous outburst of singing.
Writer Calls Removal of John Paul
Jones' Remains a Fitting Tribute.
PORTLAND, April 25. (To the Editor.)
In your issue of April 24 appeared an
article under the caption of "Cherish
J3eeds. Not Bones," in which your corre
spondent raises a wail against removal
of the remains of genius from the obscure
places in which fate has deposited them
to those made more appropriate by their
illustrious deeds.
The only reason your versatile corre
spondent gives against the transplanting
of these remains is that "the cause of
cremation may gain new converts." It is
an Injustice both to American sentiment
and to patriotism to be forced in this
matter to rest upon a fad so silly and
We are not bone worshippers; but so
reverently do we remember those heroic
deeds, that sentiment calls in foreign
lands for the lost remains of American
heroes to come and repose in the bosom
they loved so well.
To transplant the remains of John Paul
Jones would be only the full fruition of
American sentimental patriotism; would
tell the youths yet to be that no matter
where fate scatters the bones of those
who served their country well In the' hour
of need, our Government will find them
and bring them back to repose among the
heirs of their glorious heritage.
Attractive rooms command better prices.
Special sale of curtains draperies .couch
covers, blankets, quilts and comfortables.
feather pillows, hemmed sheets and pil
lowcases. Come and see for yourself.
throat. Xn..fca.YA uid-PirXa Cure Xaz iZtta
Merchandise Purchased on Credit Today, Tomorrow or Saturday Will Go on May Accounts
The Meier (8b Frank Store's 802d Friday Surprise Sale
1000 Axminster Rugs $1.8
For tomorrow's 802d Friday Surprise Sale we announce
another one of our great crowd-attracting Rug sales
A rug bargain without on equal in the history of Port
land retailing I0OO of them, all new, high-grade Ax
minsters, Oriental and floral designs in immense variety.
All the newest colorings, size 27x60 inches There is
not a home in Portland but what can use from one to
a half dozen of these handsome, serviceable rugs to
good advantage Hotel and boarding-housekeepers
should also anticipate their needs They save the car
pets where travel is heaviest Fifth-street window dis-
play shows them off to good advantage.
On sale tomorrow only at this low price-
Other stores ask $3 Mail Orders will be promptly filled if received by 6 P. M. tomorrow
Great Sale of Three -Fold Screens
Three-fold oak, -white enam'el or imitation Mahogany Screens;
filled with silkoline. Regular $1.25 values on sale qq
today for
Three-fold weathered Oak Screens; filled with plain Burlap; each,
panel 17 inches wide, 6 feet high. .Ifegular $7.50 i c
values on sale for PO 1
Weathered oak Fire Screens ; 30 inches high ; filled c
with plain burlap; $4.50 values on sale-for ?3m&3
Weathered and-golden oak India Stools ; all our $1.25 oa
values on sale for : O r C
Custom Shade and Drapery Work our specialty. Best mate
rials and workmanship. Lowest prices.
For Thursday, Friday and Satur
day our weekly offering of or
anges; great, large, delicious
fruit, of the finest qual
ity. Sale price, dozen
Fruit stands ask 40c a dozen
Meier & Frank's famous Mocha
and Java Coffee; equal to the
best 40c coffee sold at other
stores. Buy all you
want at, pound :
The Meier Sb Frank Store
$2, $2.50 Night Gowns $1.69 Bo.
80c and ?5c Drawers Only 39c Pair
Two great special values in TJnder
muslins, special purchases that we are able
to offer at prices far below regular value.
Second Floor.
100 dozen Women's Drawers, of fine cam
bric and Nainsook material; trimmed in
laces, embroideries, clusters of tucks
and insertions. Regular 60c lO
and 75c values for, pair w rC
60 dozen Women's Gowns, of fine cambric
and Nainsooks ; . trimmed in laces and
embroideries, edgings, insertions clus
ters of tucks and ribbon ; all sizes. Reg
ular $2.00, $2.25, $2.50 LQ
values. V 0f
Great special lot of Children's Nainsook
Dresses; ages 6 months to 3 years;
pretty styles ; well made ; values
up to $l.o0 each, for -pj
Sole Portland agents for the famous La Grecque Corsets and
Tailored Undermuslins. Second Floor.
A Great Sale of Women's Neckwear
Blind embroidered Swiss Cuff and Collar Sets; our best
50c values on sale for 4? C
Handsome white Lawn Yokes ; trimmed in Val. lace and insertion,
also tucked and fagotting effects. Great special value. .24
Long silk Windsor Ties; assorted colors and designs. Ckt
Best 50c values on sale for "C
Black spangled Net Stocks, in a large variety of styles. r
Wonderful value at, each . IOC
Midget Rajah Four-in-Hand Ties, in all the desirable q
shades. Matchless value at -JC
Ostrich Feather Boas in all lengths and colors.
See Tomorrow's Qregonicm
Women's and Children's Low Shoes
Tempting Values in Men's Wear
Near ilorrison-st. Entrance.
Men's Summer-weight ribbed Un
derwear. In blue and brown, all
sizes, shirts and' "drawers,
50c values 5iC
Men's light-weight Madras Ovor
shlrts. with soft collar, all sizes,
variety of patterns, $1.00
values OlC
Men's black fancy embroidered
Half-Hose, all sizes, great
SDeclal value at 2 pairs for..OC
Men's pure linen hemstitched Hand
kerchiefs, great special
values for this sale at 1 1C
New Foulard Silk Four-in-Hands
and String Ties, blues, browns,
light polka dots and figures,
great value at JC
Drug Department
'4711" Perfumes, quadruple ex
tract, all popular odors;
great value, ounce......... JjC
"Satin Skin" Cream, a skin food and
beautiflcr: special value at.... 10c
Free Samples.
"Krect" Toilet Paper, 1000 sheets,
pure tissue only, roll 7c
"Saponaceous Tooth Powder. ,16c
"La Premlera" pure white Castile
Soap, great value 7c
Peterman's Discovery, permanent
destroyer of bedbugs and
their eggs, can 1&C
Tarlne Bags, for storing your Win
ter garments In, two sizes; a
special, each HrfO
Fairy Soap, dozen cakes 35c
Women's Silk Waists
Great Values at $3.95
300 Women's Taffeta Silk Waists in
plain colors and checks go to make
up a verx special Thursday and
Friday bargain we have prepared.
Tailored effects in Black, Tans,
Brown, Navy and checks Side pleats,
tucks and pleated All sizes Waists
of desirable style Well made and
great value at this low price Special
values in Tailored Suits an Silk Shirt-
waist Suits
Misses Children's Apparel
Greatest Bargains of the Season
An important three-days sale of misses and children's ready-to-wear apparel starts today.
This season's most stylish garments are radically reduced in price Wash Dresses, Pique
Dresses, Reefers, Wool Suits; attractive, well-made, up-to-date apparel at reductions that
mean a saving of one-third or more Every mother having a young daughter is interested
$1 1.00 White Piqne Dresses $7.55 Ea.
Children's white P. K. Dresses, made in Russian style, with yoke of
fine embroidery and deep ruffle of same material over shoulders;
ages 8 to 14 years. Regular $11.00 values on sale for $7.55
$2.35, $2.50 Dresses for $1.89
Children's Dresses, made of fine wash materials; Russian and fancy
styles; all colors, including Scotch plaids; ages 1 to 4 years; large,
variety to select from. Regular $2.25, $2.50 values for. . . . .1.89
$5.00 Wash Dresses $3.85 Each
Children's fine white French Pique Dresses; Russian style, with sailor
collar piped, in light blue and tan; ages 4 to 12 years; the prettiest
styles we have shown this season. Regular $5.00 values for. . .$3.85
$3.00 Wash Dresses for $1.89
Children's "Wash Dresses, made in Chambrays and French Ginghams;
sailor style, with shield of white poplin with emblem; white trim
mings on collar to match ; ages 6 to 14 years. Regular aa
$3.00 values for $ I
Children's Reefers and Suits
Children's Reefer Coats, made in blue and brown Cheviots; box style,
with sailor collar; braid trimmed; emblem on sleeve; L
ages 4 to 12 years: our best $9.00 values on sale for 0tIO
Chidren's "Buster Brown" Suits, made of fine quality serge, blouse
style, with white linen collar and tie to match suit; pleated skirts;
colors navy and brown; ages 6 to 16 years;
$14.00 values for
Misses' Undermuslins Reduced
Misses White Cambric Petticoats, trimmed in dainty Val. laces, edcinjrs
and insertions and wide embroidery "flounces, with clusters . . -JL
of tucks; best $2.50 values, on sale for $1.9
Misses' 53.00 White Potticoats, on sale for, each $20
Misses' and Children's Fine Cambric Drawers, trimmed in Val. lace edging
insertion and tucks; 51.00 values 72c pair; 51.25 values 7.03c
Misses' Corset Covers and Gowns, newest and prettiest styles In great
variety and. at low prices.
Women's Knit Underwear
Women's low-neck, no-sleeve Vests, with Val. lace trimming, all
sizes, 50c values IC
Imported Swiss ribbed Silk Vests., low neck, no sleeves, cream or Qn
pure white; 51-25 values VOC
Women's fine ribbed, high-neck, long-sleeve Gauze Lisle Vests, i
best 65c values, for i HeOC
Imported Swiss ribbed Vests, high neck, long sleeves, pure white,
best 51.00 values OC
Sale of Graduation Necessities
Created quite a flurry yesterday Lace and white cottondress material
departments in particular had more biisiness than they could comfortably
take care ofEconomical mothers having a daughter who will graduate
this Spring will do well to give immediate thought to the graduating out
fitIn addition to the saving, assortments are at their best Plans can be
completed without hurry or worry Here are bona nde bargains in mer-
chandise of merit
White Point d'Esprlt dotted Nets and Chiffons;
our regular 75c-85c values, for, yard 63c
51.00 and 51.25 values; sale price, yard....S0c
51.50 and 51.75 values; sale price, yard... $1.33
French Valenciennes Laces and Insertions, val
ues 51.25 dozen yards; sale price, rtr
dozen yards .VjC
Valenciennes Laces and Insertions, values up to
$1.00 a dozen yards; sale price, dozen 70c
Point de Paris and Valenciennes All- - c
overs, 85c valuos, for, yard OjC
12 and 16-bu,tton White Silk Gloves, plain and
fancy backs, double tips, pair S5c to $4.00
White Silk and LIslc-Mesh Gloves, pr. $1.00-91.25
Very sheer and dainty hand-made Armenian
Handkerchiefs, new patterns, .
51.25 values 1.09
51..0 values $1.33
51.75 values $1.50
52-0J values '. $1.73
Dainty, sheer Linen. Embroidery and Lace-trimmed
hemstitched. Handkerchiefs, 0
51.00 values OOC
Handsome line of Graduating Fans, in pure
. white fancy floral designs and spangled; ivory,
carved and spangled sticks; values A
up to 53.00 each, for .......
White Lisle Hose, lace boot and allover lace.
pair 50c, 75c, 91.00
White Gauze Silk Hose, pair $3.00
Silk Lace Hose, pair, 55.00 and $0.00
Parasols. English club sticks, each. $3.00 to $7.50
40c grade, yard..
50c grade, yard. .
60c grade, yard..
75c grade, yard..
. .53c
, .65c
45c grade, yard.... 30c
S5c grade, yard.... 75c
51.00 grade, yard...S9e
51.25 grade, yard.. $1.10
25c grade, yard.... 22c 50c grade, yard.... 43c
30c grade. yard....2c 60c grade, yard.... 52c
35c grade, yard.... 30c 75c grade, yard.... 85c
25c grade, yard.... 22c 30c grade, yard.... 28c
35c grade, yard.... 30c 40c grade, yard.... 35c
50c quality, for this sale, yard.. 43c
40c grade, yard.... 35c 75c grade, yard 65c
50c grade, yard. ...44e 85c grade, yard.... 75c
63c grade, yard.... 53c 51.00 grade, yard...S0c
Batjste Mulls, 25 to 60c values, yard. .22c to 53c
24-inch White Silk Crepe de Chine, 73c and 85c
yard for the regular 85c and 51.00 qualities.
Cream Crepe de Paris, 51.25 value, for, -yard. .08c
46-Inch Crepe Albatross, sale price, yard.... 70c
44-Inch White Granite Cloth for, yard 7Sc
Ready-made Gowns of sheer materials. Grand
Guess everybody in town
must be laying in a supply of
Towels judging by the selling
going on here This list and
low pricing is the cause
Hemmed union Huck Towels, sold reg
ularly at 9c and 10c each; all c
you want at DC
Hemmed union Huck Towels, best 12c
value, on sale at the low price Q
of, each OC
Hemmed Linen Crash Dish Towels, 300
dozen of them; regularly 12c Q
values, each v....iC
Hemstitched Linen Huck Towels, 33
inches long; our best 25c values, for
this semi-annual sale, your Q
choice, each 1 "C
Hemstitched Linen Huck Towels, size
22x40 inches; our best 35c grades, on
sale at the low price of. each.... 26c
Knotted fringed Damask Towels, size
20x41 laches; best 30c values, y
for the very low price of, each..' 1C
Bleached Turkish Bath Towels, 500
dozen, size 20x40 inches; value extra
ordinary at this low price, each... 12c
Hemmed Bleached Turkish Bath Towels,
200 dozen, big sizes; regular 60c 0
value, wonderful bargain at, ea..j"C
Knotted Fringed Damask Towels, 22x
45; regular 40c value; on sale q
today for - &zC
Webb's grass-bleached. hemstitched
Huck Towels, 20x38; 40c value
Screen Doors 87c
Screen Doors, complete, with hinges.
knob, hook, etc; size 2x6. feet;
great special value for a few
days at this low price OxC
18x34 Window Screens: great .
value at, each 1VC
24x34-inch Window Screens; A
great value at, each &HrC
24x42-inch Window Screens; on
great value at, each VC
3-quart Ice Cream Freezers, each.. $LS8
4quart Ice Cream Freezers, each.. $23
1-burner Oil Stove; great special at
value CC ,
Refrigerators, best make, all sizes,
lowest price.