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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1905)
THE 3I013JL?iCx OKEGOXIAX, THVKSDAY, AUCxUST 17, 1UU3.
EDERAL 11 ON
and warranted one year
for "5c. New mainspring
for 75c All other repair
ing on Jewelry at propor
tionate prices First floor,
near large elevator.
"The Different Store," 5th, 6th, Washington Sts.
THE FOREMOST DEPARTMENT HOUSE
at 3 A. M.
at 6 P. M.
WEST OP CHICAGO
Visitors are Urged to Enjoy .Every Privilege of This Great
Store to the Utmost.
Measure Discussed by Presi
dent and Leading In
PORTLAND'S FOREMOST STORE WELCOMES THE "BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH" TO AMERICA'S GRANDEST GRAZING GROUNDS, AND TRUSTS THEIR PLEASURES HERE MAY BE MEASURED,
AS ARE THEIR UNOSTENTATIOUS CHARITIES EVERYWHERE ON A SCALE WITHOUT LIMIT. THE "ROSE CITY" REGRETS TODAY THE "ABSENT BROTHERS" MISSED IN THE ROUND-UP."
THERE IS A THOROUGH FLUSHING OP THE SHOPS
IN THIS GREAT "CONGRESS STORE" AND THE CURRENT IS ON FULL FORCE! WE ARE BOUND TO MISS NOTHING IN THE SUMMER STOCKS!
FAVORED BY ' COMPANIES
flcnafor Dryclcn and J. M. Beck De
clare Federal Control Desirable
"and That Imw Would Be
OYSTER BAY, Aug. IS. Federal su
pervision of Insurance was- this after
noon the subject of a conference at
Sagamore Hill, so important that one
of the participants, James M. Beck,
fnrmoriy an Assistant Attorney-General
of the Unitod States, and now
special counsel for the Mutual Life In
surance Company, of New York, missing-
the regular train from Long: Is
land City to Oyster Bay, chartered a
special train in order to meet his en
gagement with the President. Thc
parties to the conference were the
President, Senator -Dryden, of New
Jersey, president of the Prudential In
surance Company, and Mr. Beck.
Senator Dryden arrived at 12:20 this
afternoon. !Mr. Beck reachod here 16
minutes later and in time to Join the
President's luncheon party, -which con
sisted of Ambassador Hengelmueller,
of Austro-Hungary, Senator Dryden.
Charles H. Keep. Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury, and Robert Bridges of
New York, an author and magazine
writer, who is a personal friend of the
President. The conference followed the
President's .Attitude on Question.
The President for a considerable
time, but espociaity since the disclos
ures made during the last few months
regarding the 'operations of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society has mani
fested a deep interest in the problem of
Nntional control of the insurance busi
ness. In his message to Congress last
December he said:
Tbe biMtaep of Insurance vitally affect the
Rival mmk of tbe people of the United States,
and J National, not local. In Its application.
It Involve a multitude of transactions among
the people; of the different states and between
American companies and foreign governments.
I urce that the Concrete carefully consider
whether the power of the Bureau of Corpora
liana cannot MMMttUtttona 1 ly be extended to
cover Interstate transaction in Insurance.
Several months ago. at the Presi
dent's request, the subject of National
supervisory control of insurance was
investigated by Commissioner Gar
field, of the Bureau of Corporations,
when the conclusion was reached that
under existing Federal laws, the In
surance business could not be super
vised by the Bureau of Corporations
because in the light of the constitution
and in view of certain decisions of the
general courts, it was not regarded as
Drydcn's Insurance Bill.
At the last session of Congress, Sen
ntor Dryden. who is recognized as an
authority on life Insurance, intro
duced a bill in the Senate providing
in brief for supervisory control of in
terstate insurance business by the Bu
reau of Corporations. It was along the
lines of this measure that today's con
ference proceeded. The president is
known to be in favor of Federal con
trol of the insurance business, if it can
be brought about constitutionally.
Whether it can be is the point yet to
be determined. That the Supreme
Court of the United States eventually
will be called upon to pass on the
quest ion there is little doubt. -
At the conclusion of the conference.
Senator Dryden talked frankly, saying:
He dinotwiiod the whole sabjeet of Federal
sunervteton of the Insurance business, and our
talk was very fatlafaetory. Peronally,. I am
heartily in favor of puch twpervlMon by the
National Government, because It would Insure
1 companies doing business In several or
many state a weit-denned and well-considered
Frt of regulaUoitR and a definite poller.
I introduced in the Senate at the last
t on a measure providing for (supervisory con
trol of interstate inourance by the Bureau of
Corporations. 1 did M because I wanted to
all out suggestions and to sound public opin
ion on the subject. I had the bill referred
to tbe Judiciary committee. In order that It
might be patsed npon In . Its Inclplency by
the ablest lawyers-in the -Senate. I expect to
rflnuodsc'e the measure parly in the next
Congress, perhapn in a Htlghtly different form.
The principle of the new measure, however,
vlll be the seme an that ; the first bill.
Infiurunee Companies Favor It
My opinion is that a very large majority of
insurance companies will favor National super
vision. Vnder existing arrangements, we are
obliged to conform to different laws and reg
ulations in practically every state. The laws
and regulations are being changed contlnuous
. and different Insurance departments place
i merest Interpretation, on tbe jjime law.
What insurance companies want is a uniform,
harmonious and continuing policy, and that,
we believe, is to' be had only through Na
"Are there not legal or constitutional
obstacles to National control of in
surance?" was asked.
"Ah, yos," replied Mr. Dryden. "There
r-re lawyers woo .maintain that it Js ab
solutely unconstitutional and they
point to decisions of our courts In sup
port f their contention. The case gen
erally cite,! is that of Paul vs. Virginia,
decided by the Supreme Court of the
Vnited States In 1S6S, I think, the deci
sion being handed down by Justice
Field. In that decision, Jt was held that
insurance was not interstate commerce.
In some subsequent decisions, however,
notably In the lottery cases, ground
was given for the belief .that, if the
question of Federal supervision of in
surance should be brought squarely be
fore the Supreme Court, its decision
would be in sui port of it. The decisions
'n the lottery cases seem to nullify that
of Justice Field in the case noted."
Court Would Approve Law.
Mr. Beck, too, expressed the belief
tnat, if the subject wore brought fairly
l.efore tae Supreme Court, its decision
would be in favor of Federal control,
The Supreme Court never has been called
upon to pan upon a Federal statute bearing en
r hi-rtoct. In the caoe of Paul vs. Vir
ginia, a etate law was involved. My judg
ment fas that. If Congress .fheuld onact a law
provMtng for' Federal control, it would bo
declared by tho Supreme Court to be conftl
tuttoHal. I believe such a law will be en
acted, and ,of course, our first effort will be
to obtain a decMon regarding It by the Su
preme Court of the United State.
While no announcement was made of
the conclusions of the conference, if
any wore reached, there is ample author
ity or the -statement that President
Roosevelt will discuss the question of
insurance in his forthcoming message
to Congress in the light of develop
ments In the last six months. That he
wili recommend the onactment of leg
islation providing for Federal aupor
vislcn of interstate insurance there is
io room for doubt. ,
SCHOOL OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE.
Auspices Portland Y. W. C, A.
MENU FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 17.
Tea. Coffee. Chocolate. lilkan Bottles.
Apple. Colory and Nut Salad.
Whole Wheat and White Bread.
Peaches and Cream. Cantaloupes on lee.
Peach Sherbet, Ice Cream.
Shopper's Lunch Free on
the Third Floor
Shoppors are cordially Invited tV come
up to the Third Floor while In the store
and partake of & dainty lunch served by
our demonstrator and cooked "while you
wait." launch hours are from 1 to 6 P.
JVf. only. The lunch consists of too to sense
"rosettes or waffles, cooked with the aid
of the magical "Rosette Irons," which are
on sale at 50c the pair. There's quite a
story goes with the Irons we haven't
time to tell It today come up and hear
the demonstrator relate It, and sup on toe
dainties she will offer you. They beat
the cakes that "mother -used to make."
Another Demonstration of
Interest to Housewives
Third Floor, Too.
The Third Floor-is getting to be a nook,
for cooks and housekeepers. In addition
to the FREE COOKING SCHOOL, and the
distribution of deligtous "rosettes" free to
all who will partake, we've just added an
other feature of special importance to
every woman wno has Ironing to do. It
is a demonstration of the advantages of
the asbostos SAO IRONS. How do your
hands feel after an ironing is over?
Burned and lame, ch? Well, you ned a
set of ASBESTOS SA IRONS. Thoy have
a hood lined with asbestos, which prevents
the radiation of heat from the core, or
base, except at the bottom -Just where the
heat is wanted. The handle is attached
to the hood and thus is kept cool. Tne
handle fits the hand perfectly, thus doing
away with the cramping and aching
caused by handles of other shapos. The
core is solid, thus giving the irons weight
for sufficient pressure without effort, and
enough volume to retain heat. Be sure
you have a look when in the store to
day. Wash Goods for
For Thursday's selling, we offer every
yard of our line Imported Wash Goods:
all this season's newest weaves and all
values of Sftc and above at.... Half Price
LINEN SUITINGS REDUCED.
Used so much for the stylish, popular
linen suits; natural color only
Our 36c value; special at. yard 29c
Our 4c value; special at. yard 34c
Our 45c value; special at. yard 3Sc
Our 3c value; special at. yard 43c
Our 60c value; special at, yard 4Sc
Men Share the Sav
ings in this Sole
A Grand Clcan-up This Week, of the Sum
mer Stock! In "The Hnberdnibcrle
Sixth-Street Annex Shops
TWO GREAT SPECIAL BARGAINS IN
MEN'S fl.2.1 UNDERWEAR FOR ST.c
We include two styles of Underwear in
this offer. One is: Cooper's Spring Needle,
Ribbed Snirts and Drawers In blue; splen
did goods and always sold at $1.25 tne
The other Port's White Mercerized
Shirts and Drawers; one of the nicest and
bost made garments in the house. We
haven't all sizes, but what you need may
be among them.
Tills I'nderwoar also sells at 51.25. but for
today and all the week we offer'both
lines to you at the great special sale
price of, garment 85c
MEN'S AND BOYS' BATHING SUITS.
Two-piece Jersey Bathing Suits for men
and hays; all at 'special prices for this
Our J1.0P value; special at, the sult....R0c
Our 51.50 value: special at, the suit,... 95c
Our $2.00 value (worsted); special at,tho
suit . 81-SO
Our $3. value (worsteJ); special at, the
51.00 GOLF SHIRTS FOR C0c
Men's Golf Shirts in all the latest pat
terns, in stripes and figured effects; one
pair of cuffs. They are our rogular ?1.8
value, afid that amount will not buy yeu
a better Shirt anywhere; special sale
price, each u Cc
25c WINDSOR TIES FOR 10c
Windsor Ties 1n all plain anb fanoyx ef
fects Our -5c value; special sale price,
MEN'S 25c HOSE FOR 15c.
Men's Fancy Hose, in light tan with fancy
stripes, or plain black, blue and gray:
lace lisle; every . pair our rogular 2$c
value; special sale price, the pair....l5c
Towels, Toweling and
Domestic Aisles First Floor.
12c for Toweling Worth 17c Heavy
Linen Huckaback Towollng of tbe very
bost wearing quality Our 17c value;
special at, the yard ..12T&C
25e Bnth Towels for 10c White Bath
Towels, size 23x50 inches; heavy and ab
sorbent Our 2c value; special, ou..i0c
Crochet BcdftprcndN for S5c and $1.15
Crochet Bedspreads, for large size bods;
a nice assortment of patterns in tne
showing. Two groat special values at,
each 85c aud $1.15
While playing with other children a few days ago, a little 6-year-old girl helonging to
one of our best-known church-going families, was overheard hy her mother to call one
of her mates a "d d fool." She immediately called the child into the house, talked
to her seriously on the sin of profanity, and proceeded to wash out her mouth with
strong soap and water in the most effectual manner. When all was over the little girl,
looking up into her mother's face, said: "Well, mamma, I s'pose you think you've
done it now, but there's lots of little d s way down my throat you never hit."
We don't intend there shall be any little lots of Summer merchandise our store
cleaners won't hit in this August "clean-up." Every nook and corner of tho store is
being searched for "stow-aways" and would-be stopovers. When found, the price
cutter's knife is put in, clear to the hilt, and when it's withdrawn there's but a rem
nant of the original fair price remaining. We don't think we're missing any "little
d s." So buyers at this time are reaping a profitable harvest. Perhaps you'll join
the harvest crew today the wages arc mightly liberal. See that the store is on your
shopping list today.
Portland's Greatest Values in Women's
Dainty Undermuslsns are Here I
A GREAT SPECIAL AUGUST SALE IS AT ITS HEIGHT. '
Annex Second Floor.
iMn A,- FT Tnn 11
regular values up to $3.50: special at, the
final Cut on Entire. Stock of ParssoSs!
There's plenty of hot weather left yet up the weather man's sleeve- We're just en
joying a delightful recess for a few days, then the parasols will have their turn again.
Of course, you've planned to be out-of-doors considerable during the next few days,
especially while the Elks are browsing on the city streets. You'd better get a parasol,
there are warm times prophesied. We'll make it easy for those who haven't bought to
do so now. We've been through the parasol sfock, divided it into two sections, and
made two prices on the entire lot. Every pretty effect is represented dome shapes,
stunning colorings and modeat effects. Many have pretty ivory tips, tucked, fancy bor
dered and weaves in every new and" wanted design. Changeable effects, plaids, dotted
patterns, stripes, and, in short, every desirable, down-to-date idea is shown in the
1005 creations. Carriage parasols are included in the reductions. But not over a hun
dred in the store. Hurry, and get the choicest picking.
AH Parasols, up to $3.50 in value, now $2.25
All Parasols up to $7.00 in value, now $3.69
Do You Spend the
now Avori.n voi i.iki: to bk the
"W03IAX WHO 5A.V15S 11 Y SPEMHXCf
YOU SAY E A THIRD OX DIXXErt SETS
A HALF OX SUA Ell TAIU.KWAHE.
Ocelda ' Sllrotwvr; guranteel; closing;
but odd lin.
Tablespoons jEtafrular value 54.75;
special, the dozen ...,...,.T S2.3S
Forks Rosiilar value 54.7:
special, the dozoa ....J S2.3S
Orange Spoons Regular valae $3.M:
special, the doaoa 51-50
Coffee Spoons Reirular vrImc $2.S;
c -special, the dozoa 51.10
Sugar Spoon' and"B&ttor IvaJIc ia box
Regular value ; special, the pair. .-13c
'Sugar Tongs Regular value c;
.spociai. oa eh -loc
Oyster Ladles RogMtar value Jl.'SS;
specTair cJ 1. S3c
Soup .Ladles Regular value
spociai, each . 51.00
Pie Servers Regular valuo S1.M:
special, each 75c
Fish Forks Regular value $1.3;
Special, eacn TSc
Salad Forks Regular value Sl-M;
special. ?ach 75c
Kaviland China Dinner Sets
at One-Third Off
In White China, with Josephine- and
Trianon Patterns; in odd place.
ll-plece set Regular value $48.60; '
special, liie set .927.07
IM-pleoe set Rogular value J5J.96;
special, toe sot $10.30
G a -piece eel Rogular value JS.5fl;
special, the set Si 3.07
Here is underwear from America s
bost makors at the price of the cheap
imitations shown elsewhere or less.
Don't miss this August Sale of Un
dermuslins. Special Bargains for Today A Grand
Closure of Several Lines, Divided
Into Two Big Lots Other
LOT 1 69? for Undermuslins
worth $1.85 Corset Covers, Gowns,
Drawers, Skirts and Chemise of
muslin and cambric, in a variety of
styles and trimmed with lace or
embroidery.: regular values' up to
$1.05; special at, each 69
LOT 251.29 for Undermuslins
worth $3.50 Corset Covers, Gowns,
Chemise and Drawers of fine mus
lin, cambric and nainsook, daintily
trimmed with lace or embroidery;
In the Furnlnhlnc; Shop Flrat Floor.
HANDSOME URESUEX RIDBOXS.
Dresden Ribbons, Z Inches wide; In new
designs and In all shades, including
pink, old b?ue, lavender, green, maize
and old rose. A big special value at.
the yj-rd 5c
E3IDKOIDEREO SHIRTWAIST FROXTS.
Shirtwaist Fronts of batiste, embroidered
ia wnite or black and white Our regu
lar Jl.fet value; special sale price, the
yard SI 13
nil A Civ XET AXD CHIFFOX RUFFLING
Blnck NVt and Chiffon Ruffling, from 3 to
S inches wide
Regular $1.0 value; special at. yard... 50c
Regular 51.75 value, special at, yard...SSc
COLORED JURY TRI3I3IIXOS AT 10c YD.
Oddments and Endments of pretty Juby
Trimmings, in dainty colorings and
email lots; special at, the yard JOc
in the Piffh
from $2 to
, And you'll And the same beautiful
Corded Arabian Curtains down to the same
bargain notch In the great special salo
now on In tho big Fourth-Floor Drapery
Shops. If you've Curtains to buy this
Full, and this Is about the grade you have
In mind, it wouldn't be a bad Wea from
the standpoint of economy to attend the
sale this weok and take advantage of the
saving. Better have a look.
ii , I. W
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COME TODAY "WHERE BROOK AND RIVER MEET"
Grand Salons Second Floor.
All the Linen Suits for Summer
Wear One-Half Price
WOMEN'S HEAVIER SUITS FOE AUTUMN WEAR AT BARGAIN PRICES. A
GREAT THREE-DAY SALE STARTS TODAY.
Tailored Suits, Special $9.57
Tailored Suits, Special $12.35
An exceptional offer, at once seasonable and sure to be ap
preciated by hosts of women with Fall dresses to buy. We
have divided an immense lot of very handsome suits, bought
at a sharp sacrifice 'from the makers, into two divisions. In
the first are suits made to sell regularly up to $25. The second
lot is made up of higher grade suits intended for trade of those
who usually pay up to $3S.50. These suits are modeled in
street styles, all this season's make and suited for wear the
coming Fall. Every wanted material in the heavier fabrics
is included, in every popular, stylish color and smart mixture.
Plain tailored and trimmed effects. Just the ideal suit for wear
the coming cool da3's and evenings that make up our delightful
Autumns. For today, tomorrow and Saturday only we shall
place these suits on special sale at prices as above.
For Suits up to $25.00 $9.57
for Suits up to $35.50 $ 1 2.55
Linen Suits $4.50 to $25.50 All at One-Half Price!
Cool and pretty Suits for wear the remaining days of 1905 's Summer, and sure to
keep Avell throf the Winter months until another Summer shall make its bow, labeled
"lOOS." Trim, trig styles, in white and all the wanted shades and colors, plain tai
lored and prettily trimmed in contrasting colorings of same materials. Select as you
will from the entire price range .$4.50 to S2S.50, divide the price, leave us a half, and
you become the fortunate owner of the suit you pick.
Summer Silks Startling! Slaughtered !
"The Silk Store" Fifth-Street Annex First Floor.
It 's harvest time in the silk fields that lie at the south end of the great store preserves.
The woman with true economy in mind will find it to her advantage to buy these Silks
now while prices are down to the lowest notch. If you .don't need (the Silks now, it
will pay yqu hanadsomely to purchase for next .Summer's needs. The Silks are of the
standard sort, always in style, sure to be even more wanted next year than this--and-the
most dependable qualities. Splendid bargains await shoppers today in the Silk
Last 3 days of the Great Clean-up Sale in Portland's lending Silk and Dress
Goods Store every vard of our Spring alid Summer" Novelty Suit Silks goes at Y
$1.00 Novelty Silks "at, yard .50
$1.25 Novelty Silks at, yard '.6212i
$1.50 Novelty Silks at, yard . ., T5
White Imported Pongee and Japanese Silks at reduced prices. They are 27 and
36 inches wide
$1.00 grades reduced to, yard 74
$1.25. grades reduced to, yard........l . S6
$1.50 grades reduced to, yard $1.12
$1.75 grades reduced to, yard., $1.42
Warranted Black Taffetas, also. at exceptionally low figures
21 inches, $1.00 values; special, yard 69
23 inches, $1.10 values; special, yard 79c
27 inches, $1.25 values; special, yard . S9
36 inches, $1.50 values; special, yard '. : $1.19
36 inches, $1.60 values; special, yard.. $1.29
36 inches, $1.75 values; special, yard... $1.44
These values cannot be matched in the city at our regular prices, and for suits,
coats, skirts and linings wili give excellent service.
The Busiest Spot in
Is the Shoe Store
EVERYBODY READS THE NEWS and It
seems as tho everybody has either been
here or sent their emissaries even our
good competing' stores and we've tried
to make all feel comfortable alike.
Such ha3 been the success of the first
three days of the sale that we've de
cided to keep it up during the remainder
of the week, and have added more am
munition in the way of splendid Shoes,
that will make the remaining days as
important to bargain-hunters of foot
wear as have been 'the past three. We've
placed hundreds of pairs of Shoes val
ues up to $3.50 on one great bargain
table, near the center of the Shoe Store:
all broken and discontinued lines of
both blacks and tans, in Women's and
illsaes Half Shoes and Slippers, and in
stead of sorting the values and grading
the luss. we will take it in one big
round lump, allowing full and free
choice of al! the Shoes values ranging
from S-.)0 to $3.50 (with tho balance of
favor on the Side of the 53.00 and $3.50
shoes) at one price v 31-23
A ho.n of the best selling styles to se
lect from; a sale from our own regular
fine lines Shoes we have banked" on for
stylo and business building Any normal
foot can be fl'ted to perfection. Women's
and Misses' Half Shoe3 and Slippers.
$2, $2.50, $3, $3.50
Shoes for $ 1 .29
In Hosiery Aisle First Floor.
WOaiEN'S GOc HOSIERY FOR 20c.
Several different lines of Allan Imported
Hose in black. Rlchelleu-rlbbetl lisle,
with embroidered boots: also some in
black gauze lisle; splendid quality and
not a pair of them wortn less than 50c;
extra special for the week at, pair...2Uc
WOMEN'S S.1c HOSE FOR COc.
Women's Hlgh-Gradc. Black. Imported
Llsia Hose, with double sole, full fin
ished A big 85c value: special sale
price, the pair 60e
ChlWren's German make. Black Cotton
Hose, with double- knee, heel and toe.
and white double sole; fine ribbed. You
will not una a bargain like this again
soon. Sizes, regular pricos and special
sale prices are as follows:
Sizes 5 and 54 30c value; special, at 15c
Size 6 Our 32c value; special at 17c
Size 6 Our 35c value; special at 17c
Size 7 Our 37c value; special at lOc
Size 71 Our 40c value; special at....lDc
Size S Our 43c value; special at 2lc
Size 3 Our 45c value; special at 21c
Sizes 9 and 9; 50c value; special at.. 2.1c