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HTftCK IS MADE
CiViJ Service Reformers in New
York Securing Some Very
. ..Astonishing Evidence.
CROKER WILL NOT RETURN
Hard Hit by Personal Misfortunes,
predicted by a . Wild - Eyed
Prophet in - Kansas City
NEW YORK, Iay 2S. (SpeclaL) Gov
ernor Hlggins. has been in town during
the past week for the purpose of person
ally directing the attack which the State
Civil Service Beard is making upon Tam
many Hal!, and which is expected to fur
nish much ammunition for the Republi
cans during the coming campaign.
Ostensibly the inquiry is being made as
the result of charges preferred by the
Civil Service Reform Association, a body
of citizens who arc against public office
as a reward for political service- They
have entered formal complaint against
tho conduct of the members of the City
Civil Service Board, and the evidence that
has been developed up-to-date is aston
ishing to say the leat.
Republican leaders have alleged that
their fight to reclaim New York is almost
an impossible one, because when they are
out Tammany gets the offices, and when
they are in, civil-service plays no favor
ites, and the men who are best at figures
and geography arc seldom the men whom
the district leaders desire to reward.
Jflghta Spcnt in Tammany Clubhouse
The State Civil Service Board early de
veloped the fact that Secretary Henry
Berilnger, of theocal body, spends all
his evenings in a Tammany ..political
clubhouse, where he distributes applica
tion blanks, ?.nd gives seekers after em
ployment tips on how to proceed.
Mr. Berilnger admitted.it, and failed to
see that he had committed any wrong.
"In the daytime I work for the city. At
night I work for my constituents," he
One favorite way to evade the rigors
of the examination is by the appointment
of "special examiners" supposedly select
ed because of their technical knowledge
of the subject of the examination.
It la a peculiar fact that these "special
examiners" are almost invariably active
Tammany men, and It Is also peculiar
that the men who -head their lists are also
active followers of the AVlgwam, and high
in the favpr of their particular district
foreman Over Xobody.
Francisco F. Zotta is a foreman saw
filer ln-Hhc Fire Department at $3.50 ' a
day. "Nobody seemed "to cleariy under-stand-what
his duties were, and-Mr. Zotta
was also at doubt when examined.
"How many men are under you?" he
was asked while on the stand.
"Nobody," was the reply.
James Redding applied for the position
of "laborer and landsounder" in the de
partment of water supply. He never took
an examination, but was amazed to hear
that' he had passed and been appointed!
He has ne-er done any work for the city,
Park Commissioner Pallas called on the
Civil Service Commission last January for
an eligible list of lawnmowers.
The Commission filled the requisition,
although there was a foot of snow on the;
ground, but several valuable Tammany
men were given employment when they
Moletrainers and Trecclimbers.
Another time a. man was called for who
had had experience climbing trees, and
one Commissioner wanted a man who
knew how to train moles. In every case,
of course, there were men on the list who
filled the necessary requirements.
Jeremiah F. Lagon is foreman of road
construction in the Bureau of Highways.
There -were eight men in Jiis gang, and
two foremen, each of whom gets 54 a day.
"What does the second foreman do?"
asked counsel for the State Board.
"His duties are supervisory, l take my
orders from him," was the reply.
James J. Daly is employed as a "cabi
netmaker" in the department; of bridges.
Fart of his duty, he testified, was to put
timbers in the Brooklyn bridge.
Fusion Talk Is Disbelieved.
Republican leaders are not much in
clined to believe the reports cabled from
Europe that William Randolph Hearst.
ex-Governor Odoll and County Clerk
Thomas L. Hamilton have been confer
ring in Paris regarding a fusion anti-Tammany
A combination ticket representing Re
publican ideas and the many peculiar
principles of the Hearst following would
be too grotesque, in the opinions of Re
publicans here, to be even considered.
"Why, even the speakers at our union
meetings, under such peculiar auspices
would be bound to fight," remarked one
The failure of .RJchard Croker to return
to the city created much surprise except
among the members of the "old guard."
who almost from the first were united in
the belief that he would never return.
"America will never see the old man
again," declared a former district lead
er, who aas been relegated to obscur
ity since Murphy same In power. 'The
death of his son. Frank, in that auto
mobile accident in Florida last Janu
ary completely unmanned him, and al
though he came here on that occasion,
he .will nevdr return.
Prophecy' of Disaster to Croker.
Croker-was. in Kansas City, at
th.e;-time nof tUe National Convention
Ave. y.ears agq, a wild-eyed individual
managed. -to g9t into his room at the
hotel une night, . and .wanted to tell
" One statement "he made was that
every male member of Croker's family,
including the chief, -would meet a vio
lent death 'in the country which you
have robbed for j-ears to quote him,
and then he was- thrown out.
None of us thought anything- of it
at the tf)e but'when'Frankwas killed
in F16rldaauflaer ef us talked about
the coincidence. The terrible death of
Herbert a&Urf to te coiscldeace,. lr1
i do not thllik tkat Richard CroXer Will
ever come here again.
"Herbert was his favorite son of the
four boys,- and. the. blow must nave
been a terrible one to him. If he never
returns, the" prophecy cannot be ful
filled, at least in his own case.
Too Many. Calls on Purse.
"Another thing which has tended to
keep Croker away is the fact that on
his last trip he was. compelled to "lis
ten to many hard-luck stories from old
associates who are now down In the
"Croker in naturally- charitable, and
I unders'tand that he paid out fully
$30,000 to men who were once promi
nent In the organization..
"In .adltionto the money loss it was
a source of sorrow to him to realize
that he was powerless to 'advance the'
fortunes of his friends, and I do. not
think that there is a single thing which
would draw him to the city -which he
ruled so long, and so satisfactorily to
TOWN IN .MINIDOKA TRACT
State Will Aid Government in Sell
ing Lots at Ileyburii.
OREGONIAN NBWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. May 2S. Resolutions have been
passed by the State Land Board of Idaho
pledging the co-operation of the state in
the matter of laying out and disposing of
lots in the new town of Hcyburn, on the
tract Included in the Minidoka irrigation
At the suggestion of Governor Gooding
the subdivisions were extended half a
mile further west than in the. original
design. The railroad siding of the Oregon
Short Line Railway has been constructed
and the depot site located.
The town was named in honor of Sena
tor Heyburn, on aacount of. his deep in
terest in the Idaho projects in general and
the establishment of this municipality in
It is probable that the Secretary of the
Interior will place certain lots in both
the Government reserve and the state,
subdivision on the market in the near
future for this purpose. Practically all of
the land on the north side Is now taken
and the people are living on their claims.
Trains are running as far as the river
and a large construction crew is located
at the townslte. Several business men
are desirous of locating at this point and
many private individuals have signified
their wish te buy lots for residence pur
poses. A committee appointed by a mass meet
ing of citizens "for the purpose has drawn
up resolutions asking for the immediate
opening of the townsites. It is recited
that the settlers -will be subjected to great
hardship resulting from their inability to
obtain supplies If the town is not opened
soon, and that business men who desire
to locate will go to other points. The
work which the settlers might obtain In
cident to building up the town would also
be of great assistance In helping them
until such time as water can be furnished.
It is probable that as soon as the neces
sary preliminaries, such as appraising the
lands, can be completed, the department
will proceed with the disposition of such
areas as It Is deemed advisable to throw
open at the present time.
COAL NORTH OF PORTLAND
Uargc Deposit Near Kelso Examined
by Geological Survey. i
OREGONI.VN NEWS BUREAU, Wash- !
ington. May 2S. The discovery or addl- 1
tlonal coal deposits on, the Pacific- Coast I
is always a matter of economic "Interest, i
especially when they are located conven-
iently near lines of transportation. When j
J. S. Dlller, of the United States !
Geological Survey, was. in, Portland. Or.. J
last Summer, his attention was called to
a bed of coal recently opened in the state
of Washington about 55 miles northwest
of Portland He has written a brief de
scription' of the occurrence, which will be
published in the Survey's forthcoming
bulletin (No. 2S0) entitled "Contributions
to Economic Geology. 1304."
The coal occurs on Coal Creek. 12 miles'
west of Kelso, a station on the Northern
Pacific, and only a few miles from a
slough at tide level leading to the Colum
bia River. The coal bed Is from 6 to 7 feet
thick, with two small partings oT sand.
The top bench has 12 to lS'inches of bony
coal, the middle bench 2 feet of better
quality, and the lower bench IS inches' of
coal. In part good. The coal bed is over
lain by soft sandstone. In the mine the
coal looks bright, but on exposure it loses
its luster, cracks somewhat, and partially
slacks. Some part of It Is well banded and
contains small pieces of fossil resin.
Analysis shows that this coal contains
a high percentage of water, ash, and
sulphur, all of which are against Its
utility. The coal was used In running the
engine of the mine, however, and ap
peared to burn well.
If the coal proves, on trial, to be of
sufficient value to work, it could prob
ably be traced to higher ground, where
gravity would be of greater service in
ojH?rat!ng the mine.
WATCHES- CLEANED FOR 75c
All work warranted for one year. Mainsprings,
75c. Jewelry Repair Department, First Floor.....
WasHtM St 3..
LEARN EXPERT CAKE-BAKING FREE.
For a limited time only can we extend to the
women of Portland the privileges of the Free
Cake-Baking School. Third Floor. Lessons
daily, 10 to 12 M.; 1 to 4 P. M.
RESULT OP THE VOTE AT 10 A. M. TODAY
In the Pupils' Exposition Contest will be published in this evening's papers. Later
results in tomorrow's Oregonian.
Lawn Mowers,- Garden Hose, Gas
Ranges, and Oil Stoves at special
lov prices Third Floor.
Baseballs, Bats, Gloves and Catchers' Mitts,
Hammocks, Hammock Supporters and Cro
quet Games at special prices Fourth-Floor.
CO'LOXNAIJE ENTRANCE AND ADMINISTRATION BL'ILDING. EXPOSI
THIS STORE WILL BE CLOSED
Tomorrow, Memorial Day, and Thursday, Open
ing Day of the World's 1 905 Exposition
Late Entries in Today's Greatest Local Exposi
tion of Monday Bargains
AN OVERFLOW GATHERING FROM YESTERDAY'S FULL-PAGE CONVENTION.
THE NAME "OF OLDS, WORTMAN & KING STANDS POR RELIABILITY. IT'S A GUAR
ANTEE WORTH WHILE ON BOX OR PACKAGE. RELIABILITY AND SOMETHING MORE
TONE. THIS STORE'S GOODS ARE CHOSEN BY AMERICA'S MOST SKILLED AND BEST
TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN, CHOSEN FROM THREE CONTINENTS. A "BARGAIN'S" A
BARGAIN INDEED HERE AND THERE'S A MILLION DOLLAR STOCK TO CHOOSE FROM.
THE CANCELLATION SALE VALUES CONTINUE. LAST DAY BUT ONE OF THE "HOME
'FOLK'S PRE-EXPOSITION SALES."
Women Who Buy Silks Here Will Be
This is distinctly a silk season, and this is pre-eminently
a silk store. Wc meet every -demand of critical patrons
with an exhaustive array of most fashionable silks. Fast
is this store's superiority over all others never showed to
such advantage as now. You cannot think or conjure up
a weave, tone combination or design that is not represent
ed in this broad gathering.
EXTRA SPECIAL VALUES South Annex, First Floor.
$1.00 Chiffon Taffetas, Chiffon Mescalines, Glace Chiffon
Taffetas, Peau de Cygnes, Glace Peau de Cygncs. etci,
at. yard S4
51.25 Suit "Silks, yard -. . .79
UNMATCHABLE VALUES IN DRESS GOODS.
SPECIAL FOR TODAY AND WEDNESDAY.
Colored Dress Goods
Regular $2.00 quality cf now novelty Dress Goods, all col
ors. All colors to choose from in the newest weaves ob
tainable; special for today and Wednesday, yd. $1.59
Regular $1.75 quality of new novelty Dress Goods, includ
ing new English Novelty Mohairs, Rainproof Coverts
and Suitings, all street colors in the assortment; special
for today and Wednesday only, the yard $1.29
Regular $1.25-quality of. New Dress Fabrics in plain and
novelty weaves Panamas, Panama voiles, nubbed Pan
amas, mohair and wool voiles, heather mixed voiles,
covert cloths, novelty English mohairs, shadow checked
Panamas, in all the new wanted colors. Special for to
day and Wednesday only, the yard 82
Extra Special on Cream Silk and Wool
and All-Wool Dress Fabrics
Our regular $1.50 quality of poplin de chine, pbintelle
poplin do chine, crepe tie Paris, crepe de chine, voiles,
cheviots, serges, Panamas, Bedford cords, etc., etc.; spe
cial for today and Wednesday only, yard $1.19
BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Our regular $1.25 grades of armures, granites, whipcords,
serges, cheviots, henricttas, wool crepes, etc.; special for
today and Wednesday, yard S7
Our regular $1.50 grade of novelty -Panama serge, armure
suiting, granite cloths; diagonal suiting, fine Venetian,
lienriettas,etc; special for today and Wednesday only,
the yard :.1...$1;19
Kansas City Times.
Yesterday afternoon a gin of about
19 years stepped shyly up to the desk
in a drug store branch telegraph of
fice on, Walnut street and said to the
operator: 'Tou operators use num
bers frequently to represent various
terms in talking over the wires, don't
you?" "Yes," replied the girl at the
desk. "Well." continued the other,
"would you kindly tell me what 21'
means?" The . operator smiled. "It
means a kiss," she said. "Oh. thank i
you. I wanted to know awfully." came j
from the shy girl, as she moved away.
"Some operator's been writing that I
girl and using telegraph terms," mused t
ine girj ai me aesjc as sne went back
to her work of sorting messages.
Is there anything better than
trade between friends?
Schilling's Best makes
friends and trade.
Your grocer's; moneyback.
To those living
in malarial districts TuttV ill
are indispensible, they Keep tha
system in perfect order and are
an absolute cure
for sick headache, indigestion,
malaria, torpid liver, constipa
tion and all bilious diseases.
Tutt's Liveh Pills
TODAY'S GREAT SALE Of
Women's Suits, Tailored end
Is augmented by sharp're
ductions on White Lawn
Waists, .$o.00 values lor
this sale at $2.98
ALSO GREAT SALE OF
RICH BLACK TAFFETA'
Rich, rustling Silks a
splendid quality of black
taffeta material, made up
in single anil double box
plaits, some in trimmed
yoke effects and box plait
ed; others in 9-gore flares
trimmed with taffeta
straps, front and back
Best $13.30 values, special
today .for 9.65
Best $15.00 values, special
today for J"510.75
Best $16.50 values, -special
today for 11.98
Best $25.00 values, special
today for $18.65
In very latest full round
lengths of mohairs and
etamine materials, both plain and fancy effects.
Flounced, plaited and umbrella styles included, stitched,
button and strap trimmed. Navys, blacks and browns.
Best $12.50 values, special, today only, for $7.98
200 $12.50 SILK PETTICOATS $7.85 Today Only,
A grand, assortment of beauties in a splendid range of col-ings-of
rich -taffeta, 24-inch accordion-plaited styles,
with plain yokes, others plain with accordion-plaited
flounce. Reds, light blues, pinks, greens, browns and
blacks. Very best $12.50 value, today only at.. $7.85
Any. Tailored Street Suit in ths House (silk and mohair
shirtwaist suits excepted) at ONE-FOURTH LESS THAN
$22.50 and $25.00 SILK SHIRTWAIST AND TAILORED
JACKET SUITS for $14.98
Above are Pre-Exposition Bargains; all at special sale
prices today and Wednesday only. Grand salons, second
floor. Portland's largest and foremost apparel stores.
Great Sale of Laces Today
Our sale of Laces of last week met with such wonderful
response as to decide lis in continuing it two more days
today and Wednesday, for the benefit of those who were
unable to get here last "week. -
If possible, there will be even more attractive bargains
than those offered previously, and we ate confident that
our helpers in the Lace section will be kept as busy as the
proverbial . bee filling the wants of eager patrons.
Included in the sale are all of our swellest Point Venise
Lace Bands and Galoons; some beautiful embroidered
Chiffon Applique in Medallions and Floral Designs; some
pieces of rich black Chantilly Laces; also some Irish Cro
chet Laces and Laces in handsome colored effects.
These laces range in price from 25c to" $12.00 the yard.
Today the special sale prices -will be, the vard, 10c,
25c, 48c, 75c &c, $L2S, $1.48, $1.98, $2.25, $2,48 to $4.25.
Summer Comforts and
Pretty Home Decorations
Abound on fourth floor. Summer is really here, with her
train of joys. We've all the liftle helps that go to make
Summer enjoyable and stand fully ready with an im
mense showing in very complete assortments of Hammocks
in all the best 1905 styles and at the lowest prices on the
Hammocks of open weave, with concealed spreader and
foot-bar. Price, .ach 48
Hammocks same as above, with pillow. Price, each. .75
Handsome plaid Mammocks, open weave, with concealed
spreader, foot-bar and wide valance. Price, ea..$1.50
Hammocks of heavy canvas weave with pillowr concealed
spreader, foot-bar and wide valance. Priced at. each,
$2.00; $2.25, $2.75, $3.25 to $4.00.
Hammocks of handsome jacquard weave, extra large size,
heavv valance, pillow -and concealed spreader and foot
bar. Priced at, each . . . .$2.75, $3.25, $3.50, $4.5Q to $6.00
HANDSOME LACE CURTAINS.
A new line of Cluny and Arabian Lace Curtains, has
just been received and are displayed in our large Curtain
and Drapery rooms, on the fourth floor.
Cluny Lace Curtains, priced like this, at, the pair,
$5.50, $6.50, $7.00, $7.50 to $12.00.
Arabian Lace Curtains, very handsome, at the pair,
$8.50, $9.50, $11.00, $12.50, $15.00, $17.50, $20.00 to $35.00.
All new and down-to-date styles in Baby Go-Carts are here,
adjustable and folding, with rubber tires. Prices, each,
from $3.75 up to , $40.00
PORTLAND'S HEADQUARTERS FOR BEST OAR
PETS, RUGS, MATTINGS, LINOLEUMS, SHADES,
DRAPERIES, CURTAINS, ETC., at fairest prices.
Children's Pretty Waists
and Dainty Wash Dresses
FOR MEMORIAL DAY AND EXPOSITION WEAR
AT SPECIAL PRICES TODAY. .
Prices have gone romping, and
taken a tumble. Pick up these
pretty, serviceable, wanted gar
ments for the lassies' wear er.e they
gain their equilibrium? Special to
Children's Cambric Waists, with
3-inch heavy drill waistband, fin-
ished with embroidery edgings
at neck and armboles; regular
price, 60c; special at...... 38
Children's Wash Dresses, made of
fine gingham in Russian style,
trimmed in white pique, fancy
braids and large pearl buttons in
colors of pink or blue and fine,
pretty white stripes. In ages from 2 to 5 years; regu
lar price $1.25; special at ............87
Tr 1 J If
A Host of New Arrivals in
Women's Newest Foreign
We've just received by ex
press the largest aild best se
lection of Avomen's hosiery we
have ever owned. These came
to us direct from the German
manufacturers, and for qual
ity, workmanship and finish
cannot be excelled.
Have a peep at the beauty
show today. Among them
Plain Black Maco Cotton
Hose, with white soles, soft
and fine; price, the pr.25
Also tine tan medium weight
Hose at, the pair 25
Fine medium gauze tan Hose,
medium Aveight fine black
Hose, fine black Hose.
gauze weight, in either cot-
ton or lisle, tan lisle Hose,
.Hose, with lace boots, also black or tan lisle Hose with
lace fronts; your choice of any of the above styles at,
the pair 35p
BLACK LISLE HOSE
Finest Black Lisle Hose, with a good, serviceable sole and
high-spliced heel, spliced scam, the best finished hose you
Black all-lacc. lisle Hose, black lisle. Hose -with lace boots,
heavy and medium weight black cotton Hose, black- mer
cerized lisle Hose, that look and feel like silk; black
gauze cotton and lislo Hose; also a very fine plain tan
Hose; all of the above styles at, the pair... 50
At fairest prices we are. showing splendid lines in all
of the finer grades of goos in both plain and brilliant
' In the Realm of
Art in Needlework
Art Shops Second Floor Annex Special Today Only.
$1.25 CENTER PIECES 49c. '
Center Pieces of heavy ecru linen stamped and tinted in
floral and conventional designs, sizes 36 inches; regular
price $1.25; special at 49
"Little Big Things"
SPECIALS POR TODAY GREAT BAR
GAINS IN SMALL THINGS
First Floor Shops.
Decorated crepe papers for interior decorations in red,
white and blue; garland streamers, flags, paper napkins
and doilies, all in natural colors.
5c SPOOL COTTON, 7 SPOOLS 25c.
Best six-cord spool cotton for hand or machine use. in black
and white, all numbers, 200 yards on spool, regular value
5c spool; special, 7 spools for 25
25c SHELL HAIRPINS 17c
Shell Hairpins, plain loop tops and crimped, extra quality,
smooth finish, 1 dozen on card ; regular value 25c, special,
PACKAGE 5c TAPE, 3c.
Package non-twisting white English cotton Tape, patent,
assorted widths, regular value oc; special, package. . .3
65c SHELL BACK COMBS 39c.
Fine, smooth finish shelr back Combs, extra quality, regu
lar value 65c, special at, each 39 d
25c OUNCE IMPORTED FRENCH PERFUME 10c
Imported French Perfumes in bulk, all odors, violet, crab
apple, Japanese lily, stephanotes, lavender, rose, etc.;
regular value 25c ounce; special, ounce 10
30c BOTTLE WITCH HAZEL 20c.
Large size, 16-oun e bottle Witch Hazel, regular value 30c,
special, bottle 20
15c NAIL BRUSHES 10c.
Superior quality hand-drawn, solid-back Nail Brushes,
regular value 15c,- special, each i 10
15c TOILET SPONGE 10c.
Round shape," good quality toilet sponge, regular value 15c,
special, each 10
BO 35c WRITING PAPER 20c.
High-grade, select box Writing Papei, in linen cloth and
crash finish, assorted tints, envelopes to match; Tegular
value 35c, special, box 20
15c PAPER NAPKINS, 100 FOR 10c.
White Crepe Paper, plain American Napkins, regular
value 100 for 15c; special, 100 for...... 10
PENCIL TABLETS 4c
Large size, ruled, pencil scratch Tablets special at, ea..4