2 !TE H EAT LOVE Is the Kind Which- Flared Up in Steiner, Then Died. HAD OPTION ON MISS GIBNEY Love letters "Which Rich PIttsburger Vrote--to St. Louis Put Burning Sappho in the Shade for Fierceness of Passion. For concentrated essence of passion, the love letters which "Klauss J. Stelner, of Pittsburg, wrote to Edith GIbney, of St. Louis, would take the prize in a world's competition of such missives. "When Miss Glbncy's suit against ilr. Stelner, in Which she was given a verdict for $13,923 damages for breach of promise," was on trial in Pittsburg, the plaintiffs lawyers read about 5000 .words of these letters, but these were only about one-tenth of the total. Here is a sample, dated Sep tember 15, 1903: It is 2 A. M., dearest. I cannot sleep. Have gentle compassion on me. Do not judge me 111. Hear my story. Your letters that cqme to me each day. bringing: with them undisguised proof of your unutterable beJIcl In me, and exhaling the very incarna tion of love, together with my thoughts of ou. have brought mc to a perfect chaos of emotion and to a fierce -conflict in my mind. I am like one possessed, and I know neither rest of body nor of spirit. Good God, that I should come to love a woman with, the pas sion and with the depth of my soul as I love j'ju If this be love, dearest. It Is akin to pain. Pain finds us revolting against ill that le and the cause thereof indiscriminately. I am burning to possess you with a desire that calm, rational argument cannot assu age. And though reason says It cannot be, love demands. "Why not?" and refuses to be comforted. "Why sho.uld -you be so far away from me that the very distance mocUs me and stirs me to impotent rage? "Why should I. like a caged animal, knowing only Us longing for freedom, beat my body, every bone and flnew of which cries out In want against the rockbound bars qX present impossibility? Encircle Her in His Arms. "Why cannot I fly to you, and. casting around you the spell of my visions, encircle you in my arms and carry ypu off to that r-astle In Spain existing now only In Imagination, but which some day shall find a place in reality and that shall prove a lery haven to our troubled longing, and. like a fortress, shall bristle with the arms' of love, the very strength of which shall verve 0 repel aught but the contentment of a per fect satisfaction? "Why doeB the time that knows not your presence with me drag oui its existence with Its leaden feet and palsied Joints of tottering old age? Why but I might demand of the air why, and expect reply out or its thinness. Sweetheart, it avills nothing my love for you must undergo this trial of separation and this Inexpressible longing that It may be the fitter when the hour arrives In which we shall be one. body and spirit. Would that It were the morrow, but it may not be. Shall I bid you to the feast ere the viands are prepared? Oh. I adore yci. And I look to ou with the same eager hope that men look for salvation. Am In agony of impatience and angry with the love in my heart that it fan't perform miracles. The trouble and the longing in me are almost more than I can bear. It is not the future I fear, but the present. - Heaven Xot In 1t" " My love for 'you is sp ,strong and- the con viction of it so firm that 1 know we shall be united in a bondage so everlastingly happy that the millennium of heaven will not com pare, and Just as surcjy as the sun rises this day and God gives us light. The present, however, I fear: the everlasting present that hangs on with the length of a geologic age and torments with Its hopes and Us desires and. its aspirations, all borrowed without leave from that time, to come, and in the possession of Mhlch It finds Itself uneasy and restless as the thief with that which Is not his. ' You know that tho knowledge that you long to greet me makes it all the hardcr for me to abstain from that which would be un justified under the circumstances. My dar Jlng. what a burden of love I have in my heart. I want you to do something for me. When you happen to be near a Jeweler's get him to give you the nlze of the ring that will exactly fit your delicate fingers. (No, not the little finger, but the finger, ha. ha. m ha.) Same Day, 3 P. M. Your sweet envoy of the 13th insf, found me In a great state of perturbation. I must tell you all about it. The girls here think It Is a subject of much wonder that you and I "should write each other dally. They say to me: "What in the world can you ever find to write so much about?" I tell them you are interested in the political crisis in Kamchatka, and that sou love nothing better than to argue on the theories or the nebular hypothesis and like subjects, which they, of course, swallow. Going: to Be Her Czar. Speaking in reference to a letter that had been lost, he writes further: Really, with the awful thought that one of your precious messages was perhaps lot to mc forever. I felt that the bottom had dropped out of things and had one of my most valued possessions disappeared 1 would not have felt nearly so chagrined. Ah. dearest, how I treasure- them! I could do w,lthout three meals a day: I could do without sleep, and I could do without the love of my family, great as it is, but 1 cannot miss your dally assurance that you love roc with all your "heart. If you will make a czar out of me, then a czar. I shall be. and 1 aaall exact tribute of you juch ae the Czar of Russia with all the fabulous wealth of his empire conld not purchase. Edith, I love you. How ardent a. lover was Mr. Stelner was told on the witness stand by Miss GlbneyVs sister. Marguerite, who said: When Mr. Stelner came to our home In St. Louis we took him In as one of the fam ily, so that he might live aaone of us to see and know Juat'how we lived and who we were. , Before he had been In the house a day one . would think Prince Bountiful was our guest. He turned the house into a conservatory and spent a great part of his time on his knees 'before my mother thanking her for having brought Into the world such a girl as Edith for his wife. ' The Human.' Option. si i But in the trial Mr. Stelner claimed ihal he had a string to all-this love. He admitted that he had a six months' op tion on the girl, whlcR -caused her lawyers Ito afterwards refer to .her as "the hu iraan -option." This sho -denied, though (she admitted that, at the request of his Jfamily, she .had -extended the 1 time for their marriage six months. "Whatever the facts, he followed up all the outpour ings qf his heart. by sending her the, fol lowing business take note: August' iooi. Edith- 1. GIbncy-My' Dear Miss: I have exercised my right under our rfgrecmerit and the engagement H terminated herewith. Youw . very truly, KLAUS J. ST HIKER. yLost of Teachers Dropped. ABERDEEN. Wash.. May 15. (Special.) The Board of School Directors has re elected only eight of its last year's corps of teachers and dropped 22. This is the .result of' trouble in the teaching force for some time, and caused the resignation of Superintendent Harris. H. Cook, of Colfax, has been elected superintendent and P. A. Williams, ex-County Superin tendent of Schools, will be the principal of the .Market-Street School. Visit the FREE CAKE-BAKING . SCHOOL Oa Third Fleer. Lessons 9 te 12 and I te 4 Dally TieM4ffertat SUnw A MAY BOUQUET OP BONA FIDE BARGAINS FOR TODAY ips an ill As everybody knows, the great Metropolis of Chicago is ia the throes of a gigantic strike. Retail "busi ness there has been paralyzed for weeks. Even the iaterveation of President Eoosevelt has been called in to aid in a settlement of the diff icultiee that have about stopped the wheels of commerce in the great Middle "West trade center. It is estimated that the "Big" store of Chicago such as Marshall Field, Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., Mandel Bros, and others ARE LOSING OVER A MILLION OF DOLLARS OF BUSINESS DAILY in sales. Selling has fallen off to such an extent that they are compelled to cancel orders by the wholesale, given earlier in the season to Eastern manufacturers. Such stores obtain their goods from the same sources as the Olds, Wortman & King organization and we're asked every day to take the goods canceled by the big Chicago stores of the finer sort. The result is a flood of the greatest bargains that ever entered this store in any May month. As we buy, so we sell and we hand over the bargains to you. Get your share today. The following specials excepting Suits are for today 9 A Surprising Millinery Bargain For Today's Patrons in the "Bijou" Salons Second Floor Aaaex. Women's Black Trimmed Hats Special at $2.49 We shall, offer today in the busy "Bijou" Millinery Salons one ot the greatest values of all the season. The artistes in our workroom have been busy for several days past in trimming some 203 neat, stylish black Tur bans. Some are all black, while others have Just a charming- touch of color. They are made over wire frames, covered with fancy horsehair braids, with Jetted edges, trimmed in chiffon and flowers, foliage, ornaments, ribbons, etc The creations are very aristocratic and stylish inJO Q appearance and a surprielng value at For today ealy. Dainty French Lingerie at a Third Discount ONE-THIRD OFFTODAY ONLY Abbcx LadrrmuallB Saloaa. beautiful and exclusive patterns and models in French hand-embroidered and hand-made lingeries, in laun dered and unlaundered, made of the finest soft fin ished materials, hand-embroidered or lace-trlmmcJ, from the little neat dainty knot or flcur de lis design to the most elaborately trimmed Skirts from fAZB to 58.00 la value Corset Covers from ?2.2o te. 9 15.80 la valac Chemise from $225 to 818.00 In value Gowns from S3. 08 to J27.59 la value Drawers from $2.25 to $12.88 la value TUB FULL LINE TODAY AT ONE-THIRD OFF. Todays? Shoe Bargains on the "Faif-Way" "Went Aaarx Flmt Fleer. Great Shoe Special For the Boys, Youths and Little Men Genuine Box Calf Lace Shoes, made from selected stock, with much pains taken in the making and fin ishing; soles especially adapted to this climate Boys' sizes. 2 to 6 Regular value 52.50 I O special, pair I Youths', sizes 12i to 2 Regular value $2.00; I .special, pair t KJJ Little Men's, sizes 9 to 11 Regular value I 0Z $1.5t; special, pair 1 . Women's Turkish Slippers 39c Turkish Slippers, In red, black and tan; all TQp sizes; special at, the pair vjv. Women's $2.50 Shoes $ 1 .79 Blaok Vici Kid Lace Shoes, patent tip. medium opera toe. solid, good fitting; all sizes; widths from I 7Q C to E Regular value 52.50; special, pair... Women's $2.50 Slippers $1.95 All patent colt two-strap Slippers, made on a model that Is entirely "new this season, has a high arch and is very stylish, with a comfortable heel, all sizes -and widths. ,Regular value 52.50 Q"5 special, pair 1 Smai! Wares Bargains Today FIrit Floor. 18c GARTER. ELASTIC 12c. Fancy Ruffled Garter Elastic, in black, red, pink, yel low and lavender, stout English web. Regular value 19c special, yard f 12c 58c "SHUSHINE" POLISH 35c Combination box "Shushlne" Shoe Polish, with felt shoe pqllsher, regular value 50c special, box... 35c 15c DELT PIN BOOK 18c. Belt Pin Book, containing 144 assorted sizes, solid Jet headed toilet pins, regular value 15c spec'l, box.l8c 25c TOILET SOAP 16c. Choice Toilet Soap, white, rose or heliotrope odors. 3 cakes in box, regular value 25c special, box l&c 29c CREPE PAPER 13c. Fancy Decorated Crepe Papers, regular value 20c special, roll i3 33c BOX WRITING PAPER 12c. Box Writing Paper, containing 24 sheets paper and 24 envelopes, in white, pink, blue or gray tints, ruled or plain. Values to 25c special, box 12c Today's Fourth-Floor Bargains in the Home-Fitting Stores (Three Elevator Up.) $2u88 HAMMOCKS $1.45. Hammocks for Summer, very durable, large size, with spreader, pillow and wide fringe, assorted colors, stripes and plaids. Regular value 52.06 special, each $1.45 ss.ee couch covers ssjs. Fringed Tapestry Couch Covers, Oriental colors and designs, 60 Inches wide. S yards long, fringe all around. Regular value 53.00 special. each....S3.15 a58 LACE CURTAINS fK5. An extra special, sale of white corded Renaissance ijicc i,ui isins, v incues wiac. yarus ipitg. eignt different styles to select from. Regular value 3S. -special for one day. pair Portland's Greatest Store Peremest "Bit Stere" ea the Pacific Ceast 3 -.Wasbititm Sts. mm;7 etc. SCHOOL OF DOMESTIC SCIEXCE. TEA ROOM Second Floor. MENU FOR TODAY Auspices Portland Y. W. C A. Tea. Coffee. Chocolate. Milk in Bottles. Cream of Asparagus Soup. Crab Salad. Hot Rolls. Ham Sandwiches. Bread and Butter. Strawberry Shortcaakc. Today's Bargains in Women's and Misses' Knit Underwear and Hosiery' Flmt FJoor. Women's Balbrigipm Vests and Pants, made of fine Egyptian combed cotton: Vests high neck, long sleeves; Pants, ankle-length, with French Tr" bands 50c quality: extra special, each JJ. Women's Fine-Combed Maco Cotton Hose, high spliced heel, French toe and white double sole Our Imported Hosiery" 50c value; "r' specJal, the pair Women's White Cotton kneelength Pants; French bands and lace-trimmcd at knee 35c quality; special at, the pair Misses Black Mercerized Lisle Hose; seamless 25c, 30c and 35c regular price; special, in all I Or sizes, the pair lJV. Today's Attractions in "Royal Worcester" Corset Salons Second Floor Abbcx. At Royal Worcester Corset Counter, Chamois Jewel Bags, with three pockets, silk-bound and satin tie ribbon; can be worn around neck or be attached to your corset Regular 23c: special at 18c The new Brassiere, a boned atay or bust support and corset cover combined, especially adapted for- the comfort and appearance of a full figure; made of fine English long cloth, val. lace edging around neck and armholcs. To introduce this new feature in corsetdom wc will sell them today at 87 CENTS for the 51.25 grale. 9L39 for the 52.00 grade. "Sndps" in the Women's Shops First Floor. WOMEN'S $3.00 UMBRELLAS $2.15 Fine Tape-Edge Taffeta 24-Inc. Umbrellas, with new down-to-datc handles, for rain or sun Regular value 53.00; special, each ...S2.15 13c SILK RIBBOX 5c 'Narrow Silk Ribbons. 1 to. 1 inches wide. In assortel colors regular value to 15c; special, yard 5c WOMEVS 25e WASH TIES 15c. Wash Ties in black peau de sole and satin bows Regular value 25c; special, each 15c BOX WOMEN'S 1.25 HANDKERCHIEFS 72c. Richardson's Fine. Pure Linen Sheer Hemstitched Handkerchiefs; six in box Regular value 51.25; spe cial, box 72c Specials Today Jewelry Shops and Leather Goods Aisle. Went Abbcx First Floor. A line of very pretty 35c Hat Pins in special, new de signs Special at 2lc Tuesday a special big sale of pretty new Shirtwaist Sets, in gold, gny. silver, enameled and stone-set; a large assortment to select from-MDur regular 33c values for 21c A novelty in a Brooch Pin, the "Violet" Our regular 15c value, today for 8c LEATHER GOODS SPECIAL Another lot of Black Patent Leather "Bus ter Brown" Belts Regular 25c value, today 17c One lot of "Envelope" style Purses, in black and brown leathers Our regular 75c value for 48c One lot of pretty Silk Shopping Bags, in black and colors Our regular 51.00 value; special today, for 88c Today's Bargain Hints from the lien's Toggery Shop Flwt Fleer Wt Aaaex. MEN'S 25c SOX 15c. A new line of Spring and Summer Sox. in light tan, with black and white stripes Regular value 25c; special, pair - -....13c 98.88 SUIT CASES 94.S5. A line of Leather Suit Cass, with round leather han dles, heavy leather corners, leather-lined, brass trimmed. Inside straps and ahirt fold The best 57.50 and 5S.00 values; special, each S-C95 MEN'S JM GOLF SHIRTS 87c. Men's Golf Shirts of a woven raadras cloth, with at tached collars. In blue, gray and tan effects Regu lar value 51.50; special, each 87c XEVS $1.35 CASHMERE UNDERWEAR 95c. Men's seasonable weight Cashmere Underwear, in light tan. perfect finish Regular value 51.23 a gar ment: special, garment 5c MEN'S $L3B XEGLIGEB SHIRTS 8c. Men's Soft Negligee Shirts, correctly made, in plain colors, blue and gray Our best J 1.2 5 value; special at, each ....98e Today in the Art Shop Sccead Fleer Aaaex. 75c Tray C!othsv49tc Tray Cloth of fine white linen. 15x27 inches, wide hem stitched hem. faucy draws-work and stamped in a large variety of designs Regular price 75c; spe cial at - 4e f 50 FREE ADMISSIONS Te the Levrln and Clark Exaealtlea glvea away te each ef 28 Pertlaad ncheol pupils ey aeaalar vete by 0A, Wertmaa fc Klag. A vote goes with every 25c purchase at the store. Contest ends Saturday, July 1, at S P. 31. Pupils voted for ust be regular attend ant at some school in the city limits of Portland. Ne aellcitlag ef vatea tt 111 be alleired la the atere by asy eae. Employe ttIH aet be allowed te "elicit or re ceive vetea fer aay bbbII or te 1b aay way laflBeaee vetlag either by vford, act or lafereace. Special Notice Votes must be gotten at time of purchase. They al ways go with every purchase at time It Is made sent back in the cash carrier from the cashier. Posi tively no votes will be Issued on duplicate checks. RESULT OF PUPILS' EXPOSITION CONTEST AT 4 P. M. YESTERDAY. Lllllas Ewfng. High School 4,871 Metta Seidler. Fatllag: School 2,8S2 Ida Dingle. Hawthorne .School 1,373 Henry Feldman. Higk School 1,261 Dorothy Allen. Ladd School 1,147 Gladys Crockett. Atlflanoa School 1,126 Hattie Hoben. High School 983 Lela Smith. WIIIIaBta-Ayeaue School 073 Adrian Smith. South Portland School 88S Robert Ellison. Helladay School , 790 Ruth Murphy. Atklasea School 758 I Christie Smith. Atkianea School 051 Eddie Supllcke. W IIIIama-AveBiie ScHool sit Wellington Gilbert. Ladd School 78S Maud Thayer. Thowpaan School 622 Leo Bolre. High School 5S3 Francis Donahue. Atklaaoa School 388 Willie Madlgan. Coach School 374 Foster McLynn. Steveas School 365 Ambrose Phelan, University 362 First twenty Scattering .. . . . T ..21,218 . 7,347 Total 2S6 Special Sales Women's Wear Grand Salons Second Tloor. Results of Fortunate Purchases at Underprices from Leading New York Makers. Some are Garments Made Up for the Foremost Apparel Houses of Chi cago and Orders Canceled on Account of the Strike. Portland Women Gain by Chicago's Misfortune. New and Swagger Raincoats at abouf 4. 1 -r 7A Half-Price! Values to $25 in Raincoats Splendid garments for evening -wear at the Exposition, for' vacation and travel ing. All in very newest models and latest styles. Cravcnettes and "Water proofed Fancy Fabrics, in light and dark grays, tans and blue mixed goods, belted and loose backs, with leg-o'-mnttoa sleeves and shirred girdle effects, plain tailored and smartly trimmed in braids and buttons; 4b I "7Q Mxmlar valnr tn S25.00. Todav onlv. for Handsome Summer Etamine Skirts in the Sale . Sharply Reduced! Verv stvlish Skirts in soft gray etamines; also tan and plain whites, blacks, blues, browns, small black and white Shepherd checks, walking and dress lengths, with dip train. Plaited and trimmed flounce styles, ef fective trimmings of braids and taffeta silk to match materials. Reductions scale this way Today only: $10 Skirts, qit $12.50 Skirts, x 79 $15 Skirts, f) xr Special at 3 .MO special at Special at iV'Wvii Today the Second Day of the Great Suit Sale Grand Salons Seconji Ploor. Portland's Largest, Foremost Garment Store- Largest Apparel Store for Women West of Chicago. Monday's selling made -a new record among the Suits. Women were delighted with the bargains. Again Today we sell Suits in plain and demi-tailored styles, coat, blouse and Eton models, cheviots, serges, Panamas, broadcloths and fancy mixed tweedish effects in handsome mixed fabrics; colors embracing navys, blacks, blues, browns, greens and mixtures. All the latest trimming effects of strappings, buttons and stitchings. Very newest and latest of the season's reigning styles. On special sale as follows : $35.00 TO $38.50 SUITS POB $27.95 $40.00 TO $45.00 SUITS TOR.. $31.65 $48.50 TO $55.00 SUITS FOE.'. $37.49 $58.50 TO. $68.50 SUITS FOR. . . . , $49.98 $75.00 TO $85.00 SUITS FOR $59.95 A TRIP TO OUR CROCKERY STORE Third Floor. Will Iatereat the Heaaewlve., Boardlagf-Houae aad Reataaraat-KeeBr. M CtrS AND SAUCERS $2JS DOZEN". Decorated tbin China Cups and Saucers, with dainty border, regular value 53.00 special, dozen $25 Cicalas oat n llae ot osea nteclc EaglUa Semlporcelala Dlaarrware. with decorated grreen border pattern special at, set 35 Cups and Saucers, set of 6 special ut, set .50c Dessert Plates, set of 6 special at, set ", 3Se Breakfast Plates, set of 6 special at, set 41c Dinner Plates, set of 6 special at, set 47c Individual Butters, set of S special at, set 13e Fruit Saucers, set of 6 special at, set 20c Creamers, special at. each .....4 10c Bowls, special at. each 7c Covered Dishes, special at, each .'....56c Uncovered Vegetable Dishes, special at, each. ... 1C 13c aad 19c Odd lines of Decorated Dinner Sets at Half Price Soup Tureens, special at, each sec 9-lncb white Meat Dishes, special at, each 5c LAWX MOWERS 9ZQs 12-inch Lawn Mowers, good quality, brass - bearing special at, each .- ;t.-. ,&ute CLOTHES WRINGERS 92.75. TVoed-frame Clothes Wringer. 3-year guarantee, reg ular value $3.5 special, each $2.75 Teethplcks, hard or soft woodV special, box-,...... 2e 3 WmsHW Sts. t Sole Oregon Agents for Bonnet et Cie's Silks Today's Splendid Silk Values Seula Abbcx First Fleer. 4 3200 yards of new Corded Japanese Wash Silks; all this .season's goods and styles; all colors in the lot. Including white Regular sOc grade; OCic special for today only. yard.. jL-Jk. Black Peau de Soieand Taffetas GREATLY REDUCED FOR TODAY'S SELLING. 21-Inch Black Taffetas and Peau de Soles Regular 51.00 quality; special for today only. tiCks the yard ...OUt- 23-inch Black Taffeta Regular 51.10 quality; TOr special for today only, the yard 27-inch Black Taffeta Regular 51.23 qualitv; vnr special for today only, the yard v. Stirring Values tor Today in the Dress Goods Stores Seath Aaaex -Flmt Floor. 4300 yards ALL-WOOL FRENCH CHALLIES, in dark and light grounds, and an endless Variety of styles to choose from Our regular 30c grades: "tnr special for today only, yard vJV. FahloB favorite fabric for Serviceable shirtwaist HUltS. NOVELTY ENGLISH 3IOHAIRS in brilltantinc and Sicilian weaves; all wanted colors to choose from Regular 51.00 grade special for today Tc only, the yard OV. Regular 51.23 graJe special for today XQf only, tne yard vJ. Regular 51.53 grade special for today i i o only, the yard IJ I I VI Regular 51.73 grade special for today I ttq only, the yard 1 ... ANOTHER ... GREAT SHIRTWAIST SALE This Time Dainty, Beautiful India Linens Values to $6.00 at $3.95 This house famous for its great Shirtwaist sales never gave better values than are included in Today's offerings, Bewitchingly pretty white embroid ered Waists of dainty India linens, beautifully trimmed in laces and em broideries, In floral and leaf designs. All-over lace cuffs, tucked and lace yokes, fronts and back tucked, embroidered fronts, lace and tucked collars and cuffs, fancy Bishop sleeves. The Waists are beauties. OX Values to $6. Today only, choice for qJvf.FW BARGAINS TODAY At the Linen Counter- First Floor. SPECIALS FOR HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND B O ARDING H O US E-KEEPERS. Table Linens 42c Yard Genuine Scotch Homespun, Heavy Cream Table Linen, 58 inches wide; a good wearing quality; special at. the yard 42c Hemmed Napkins 54c Doz. S00 dozen Hemmed Linen Napkins, with fancy striped border; special at, only, Jozcn S4c A Jaunty Turkish Fez For the Lad or Lassie Today Only 1 6c These prett"headpieces for Children's wearin the "JBalors' Store" Srceae Floor. "Children's Turkish Fer. of heavy felt. with Iarge black -silk tassel: colors, red. navy and brown; spe v.cial at - , i..f lc I !