14 THE MOBNING OBEQONIAN, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1905. HUM. THE ONE Manning Making Inquiry into Accusation. BRIBE-TAKING IS ALLEGED 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 "recently. 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 interviewed. "I have not a word to say. sir," he said, "not a word. I do not wish to discuss the question." WELLS-FARG0 BANK TAKEN 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 National. 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. POLICEMEN HURT BY CAR 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 Exposition. 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. SAY BUSINESS IS CROOKED 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 fees. 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 license. BOGUS MONEY IN PORTLAND 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. MEYER ON WELSH REVIVAL Tells of Remarkable Work of Evan Roberts. 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. CHERISH MEMORY OF JONES 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 ridiculous. 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. HENRY S. WESTBROOK. ROOMS FOR RENT. 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. M ALLEN & M'DONNELL. 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 $1.S3 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. 40c ORANGES 25c DOZEN 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 MOCHA-JAVA COFFEE 24c Meier & Frank's famous Mocha and Java Coffee; equal to the best 40c coffee sold at other stores. Buy all you want at, pound : .24c 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 FOR GREAT SALE OF 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 $3.95 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 $10.25 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 GRADUATION LACES AT REDUCED PRICES 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 HANDKERCHIEF SPECIALS 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 ....... WOMEN'S HOSIERY 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 MATERIALS FOR GRADUATING GOWNS BEAUTIFUL QUALITY WHITE ORGANDY SS-INCH. 40c grade, yard.. 50c grade, yard. . 60c grade, yard.. 75c grade, yard.. .35c 44e . .53c , .65c 45c grade, yard.... 30c S5c grade, yard.... 75c 51.00 grade, yard...S9e 51.25 grade, yard.. $1.10 32-12. PERSIAN LAWNS GREATLY REDUCED. 25c grade, yard.... 22c 50c grade, yard.... 43c 30c grade. yard....2c 60c grade, yard.... 52c 35c grade, yard.... 30c 75c grade, yard.... 85c 36-INCH INDIA LINONS BEST QUALITIES. 25c grade, yard.... 22c 30c grade, yard.... 28c 35c grade, yard.... 30c 40c grade, yard.... 35c 50c quality, for this sale, yard.. 43c fiO-IN. FRENCH LAWNS OR WASH CHIFFON'S. 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 SILK AND WOOL MATERIALS 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 display. TOWELS! 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 for 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.