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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1905.
of the fighters brought a great crowd
from lower Broadway and the streets
in the neighborhood were soon choked
with peorle. The police had all they
could do to disperse the sightseers.
There has been trouble among- the
Assyrians of Xhls borough and Brook
lyn for a -long time. Bishop Raphael
Hawaweeney Is the storm center. In
court today, shortly before the riot,
Maloof alleged that the bishop had set
a price upon his head.
Why Fay Agency Prices for
When you can select an "0.
W. & K." machine here
guaranteed" for ten yearsnt
less than HALF what agents
charge for same machines.?
nThm Blffawn! Siorsj" FIftlij Sixth and Wasfaingioii Sfrssis
"Quick-Meal" Steel Ranges
burn hard coal, soft coal, wood
or mill wood. A single turn of
the grate cleans the tire. One
side of the grate is for burning
coal, the other for wood. Olds.
Wortman & King, sole selling
agents for Portland for the
"Quick-Meal" Ranges. Best,
else they wouldn't be here.
Completed by the Skill
s of a Surgeon. ;
THE FOREMOST D I FART S3 INT
HOUSE WEST OF CHIOAQO
STORE BRIEFS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24.
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at 6 P li,
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MUST START LIFE ANEW
3Iay Best, of New York, "Undergoes
3Iclamorphosls nrid Becomes a
Man at Age of 34 Beard
NEW YORK, Oct. 28. (Special.) Miss
Mary Best, an estimable woman of
Brooklyn, -who Has "lived the life of the
sex to which she was born for 31 years,
has been transformed Into a' man. Miss
Best went into the French Benevolent
Hospital two weeks ago, when the strange
change was creeping over hor and mascu
linity was assuming dominance. She came
out of the institution after an operation
some days ago, a man.
The completion of' the metamorphosis
left hor a woman in experience and Ideas,
but a man in form and physical attributes.
The necessity for a new "environment, a
new start in life, was Impressed upon her
by Dr. Claude N. Flnley, the physician
who had charge of the case, and she will
go to St. 'Louis, there to don male attire,
assume a new name and fit herself for
the life . which this amazing freak of
nature has necessitated.
31asculinc, but Feminine In Taste.
From childhood Miss Best was a strong,
robust girl, with an abnormal fondness
for the sports of boys. As she grew
oldor, she would have liked to play base
ball and do other mannish things, but
was restrained by a sense of delicacy. As
a young woman, she was tall, broad
shouldered and very handsome, with Jet
black hair and blue eyes. She was strong,
had rather large hands and feet for a
woman, and walked with a mannish
stride. In spite of these things, a slight
harshness of voice and the increasing
growth of hair on her face, she never had
the slightest suspicion of the change in
life she was undergoing. Her Ideals re
mained female, her tastes were feminine,
sho chose girl companions, sho painted,
sewed and did all the other things that
women do. She had men friends and girl
friends, and was popular with both. Miss
Best devoted herself to several women's
clubs to which she belonged, to her
church and to hor charitable work, living
a life of usefulness and endearing herself
more and more to her friends.
Ghange From Woman to Man.
Miss Best was always aware of the
streak of mannlshness in her, but did
not think it was any greater than had
manifested itself in many other women
she had seen. She did not think seriously
of the matter until a few years ago, when
her beard began to. grow so fast that it
became necessary for her to shave every
day. In spite of this growth, she kept
her secret from every one save those
who lived with hor. The beard humiliated
her to some extent, but never gave her
the slightest suspicion that she was un
dergoing any sexual change.
It was a little over two weeks ago that
Miss Best was brought to a sudden real
ization of her condition. She knew then
for the first time that she was not a
woman, but a man. She was prostrated
by the blow, and consulted her physician.
Dr. Finley was brought Into the case, and
he had 'Miss Best removed to the French
Benevolent Hospital, where an operation
was performed, which confirmed what
Miss Best had suspected.
Prostrated by Shock.
TVhen the news was broken to Miss
Best, she was very ill for a time. She
was told, however, that outside of the
shock she had nothing to fear, that she
could assume the sex of a man freely
and without embarrassment, but that it
was obviously impossible for her to con
tinue to live as a Woman.
Miss Best left the hospital In the cloth
ing in which she entered and went to her
borne in Brooklyn. There arrangements
were quickly made for her removal to St.
Louis, from which point she will make
her plunge into the world as a man.
Before Miss Best could leave, however,
the realization of the change that had
come over her. prostrated hor again, ana
she has been ll in bed ever since.
Will Tell Medical World.
Dr. Finley would not go into the details
of the case, saying that they would all
be given In time to the medical world
through a report he will make of the
case through the columns of some medical
RAGE RIOT ON STREETS
RIVAL- FACTIONS OF ASSYRIANS
USE GUXS AND KNIVES.
Fifteen Persons Shot or Stabbed, in
New York When Prisoner Is
'Rescued From Police.
NEW YORK. Oct 23. (Special.)
About 15 persons were shot or stabbed,
some fatally, in a riot between two
factions of Assyrians at "Washington
and Rector streots this evening. Re
serves from three police stations were
callod out and clubs were used freely
before the 'disturbance ended.
The trouble started shortly after aOl
or more Assyrians had returned to the
colony from the Tombs Police Court
after the case of Nojeh Maloof, a
Brooklyn merchant, was adjourned. A
member of one faction told a police
man members of the other faction were
all armed and the policeman searched
one. He found a revolver and knife on'
him and placed him under arrest.
This was the signal for a general
riot. Friends of the prisoner tried to
take him from the policeman and also
set upon thci nformer and his friends.
Revolvers and knives were freely used.
The fight raged up and down Washing
ton street for more than 15 minuses.
Police reserves were called and used
clubs freejy. The fighters soon scat
tered, leaving the wounded lying on
the street. The police could only find
four men to arrest.
The sound of tho shooting and cries
MONEY IN CIRCULATION
Increase Per Capita, Mostly in Gold
and Bunk Currency.
WASHINGTON. Oct 23. The Treasurer
of the United States in his annual report
for the fiscal year 1905 says:
There la an increased demand for. more pa
per currency of the denominations of $10 and
under, owing to the expansion and develop
ment of the business Interests ot the country.
The Treasury has partially mipplled the needs
by redeeming and reUring notes of the larger
denominations and issuing noted for smaller
denominations In substitution therefor.
The amount of United States paper cur
rency in denominations of $10 and under out
standing June SO. 1905. waa $730,782,179. an
Increase of $14,035,320 during the year. The
total increase- in these denominations from
March 1. 11KM). to June 30. 1003. -was $167,180.
321. or an average of a little more than $31,
000.000 each year. The amount of United
States paper currency of the denominations of
$20 and above outstanding at the close of the
fiscal year was about $91,000,000, exclusive of
gold coins, and under present conditions the
presentation of these notes for redemption In
future will be the only resource available to
the Treasury for supplying the demand for
emaller denominations of ourrency. The larg
er denominations are received In smalt amounts
only for redemption.
Transactions, in the public debt resulted In
a net increase of $900 In the interest-bearing
debt by the conversion of refunding certifi
cates with accrued Interest into the funded
loan of 1907. while reductions are recorded
of $000,675 In the debt on which Interest has
ceased fclnce maturity and -of $3,302,146 In tho
dbet bearing no interest. The net result Is a
reduction of $3,901,021.
For the past two years the expenditures of
the Government has been In excess of the
revenues to the aggregate amount of more than
$04,000,000. This, however. Included the ex
traordinary expenditure in 1004 of $50,000,000
on account of the Panama Canal. This Is
the first year In the past six years when trie
ordinary expenditures were In excess of the
revenues and the amount was $23,001,23$. The
available cash balance June 30 -last, of $145,
477,491, largely the accumulation of former
years. Is deemed adequate to meet the de
mands upon the Treasury for some time to
The Trcasuror refers to the excess of
expenditures over revonues In the early
part of the year and the precaution
adopted by withdrawing "from the de
pository banks a part of the public
moneys held by them, and the balance
therein to the credit of the general fund
June 30 last, became $(5,054,247."
There are S7S2 National banks that have
bonds on deposit to secure bank circula
tion and S70 to secure public moneys.
Referring to the movement of the crops
the report says that since January. 1900,
this movement has averaged about S27,
000.000 annually and in this connection
action" by Congress to enlarge the volume
of small notes is recommended, in view
of the heavy demand for them, which
the Treasury has not at all times been
able to' meet.
The coinage of pllver dollars was dis
continued during the year owing to the
exhaustion of silver bullion available.
The stock of this coin in the country
June 30 last, was $558,S15,SC5, exclusive of
$9,413,000 of such coin held In the- Treas
ury against- outstanding treasury notes.
The amount of silver dollars in circula
tion June 30, 1905, was $73,5S4,336, as
against $7f,31!,S26 twelve months "before.
It is estimated that-the maximum circu
lation of silver dollars has been reached.
The total number of these dollars re
ceived annually at the Treasury offices Is
about $50,000,000 and of this amount, for
the coming year. It is estimated that
more than $COO,000 annually will be in
worn coin unfit for circulation.
The stock of .subsidiary silver coin
June 30. 1905, was $114,824,169. an Increase
of $7."C2,1CS during- the year; jlhe amount
In circulation at the close of the year
was $101,437.70". and the amount In the
Treasury $13,3SG,4S2. The report says:
The continued Increase In our monetary
etock and circulation is one that engages the
thoughtful attention of financiers and also
excites a just pride among our people as an
evidence of the remarkable growth in the
resources ot the country. The total stock of
money June 30. 1905, was $2,674,109,664, of
which $295,227,211 was hold In the Treasury
as assets of the Government and $2, 578,882,
G33 was in circulation, making a per capita
of $31.08. The growth In the general stock of
money during the year was $79,005,729 and
the Increase of the amount In circulation $6S.
739,793. Of the amount In circulation, gold
and gold certificates represent 43.9 per cent,
silver and silver certificates 24.4 per cent.
United States notes and Treasury notes 13.2
per cent and National bank notes 16.5 per
There Is a continued Increase In the pro
portion of gold and National bank notes In
circulation, while there is a steady decline In
the proportion of silver, silver certificates and
Treasury notes. The volume of United States
notes is fired, and for this reason the varia
tion is slight. Since 1896 "gold has increased
more than any other kind of money in cir
culation. The total gold In the Treasury on
June 30. 1905, amounted to $700,592,399. and
by October 39, 1905, It had attained a maxi
mum ot $746,425,923. No other government
has ever held so much of the precious metal.
The paper currency issued direct by the Na
tional Government amounts to 72 per cent of
the stock of paper money In the country and
embraces more than 85 per cent of the notes
and certificates outstanding of the denomina
tions of $5 and under. This being the pre
dominating medium of- exchange. It Is sub
jected to very rough usage, whloh soon reduces
It to a condition unfit for circulation. It Is
suggested that provision should be made that
will enlarge the facilities to all hoMerw to
exchange worn for new currency, and In fur
therance - of this object section 3932 of the
revised statutes may be amended to permit
holders of defaced and mutilated United States
currency to forward the same by registered
mall, without charge, to the Treasury of the
"United State for redemption.
Will Send Machinery to Panama.
SEATTLE, Oct. 23. In competition with
the leading machinery houses of the East,
the Hallldle Machinery Company, former
ly the Hallidie-Henshaw-Bulkley Com
pany, of 'this city, was awarded 73 con
tracts for machinery ahd supplies for the
Isthmian Canal, and the orders are now
The class of machinery which will be
shipped from Seattle to Panama consists
principally of engines, drilling mills,
rasps and miscellaneous supplies, show
ing that the Seattle house is well equipped
to handle such business in the face of
'.such keen competition
'After Gang of Smugglers.
SEATTLE, Oct. 23. United 3tatcs Cus
toms offices have been established at La
Conner, this state, with seven men and
a Government launch, temporarily in
charge of J. N. "Vvblford. This action on
the part of the Customs officers is be
lieved to be a movement tending to break
up a well-organized gang of smugglers
that had been bringing Chinamen into
the "United States from British Columbia
in large numbers for several months past.
Kuns Away From School.
SEATTLE. Oct. 23. Ralph Raven, son
of Robert S. Raven, president and gen
eral manager of the Puget Sound Sheet
Metal Works, and president of the Se
attle Manufacturing Company, has been
missing from home since Octobrr IS. The
lad had slight difficulty with his teacher
and it Is believed he left home rather
than return to school. His father and
mother &ro in the East
AX ATTRACTIVE DEMONSTRATION.
First Floor Dr. Alice Goodwin' Drmon
ntratioB of 'Wisdom's VoIIct Cream"
for the toilet.
Bonnet et Cie's Silks
Sole aKt la Oregon for the world-fnm-oun
Bonnet et Cle's Silks.
Bent anil la r pent utock oC new and down-to-date
CARPETS la the XorthYreslt.
Vntches cleaned and warranted for 1 year
for 7ic. .New inalnaprin;;., 7J5e. All other
repairing of Jewelry and Clock at pro
portionately nioile.it priees. Flrat flour
near Iutkc ele-utor.
Brief Paragraphs Telling of Great Values
THIS IS AN EVERYDAY STORE-EVERY DAY ITS BEST WE GROW BUSIER EACH DAY AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON COMES ON APACE-33 BUSINESS DAYS
TO THANKSGIVING, AND ONLY 54 TO CHRISTMAS. NONE TOO MUCH TIME IN WHICH TO DO HOLIDAY SHOPPING, EVEN IP YOU START THIS MORNING. NEW
THINGS ALL OVER THE STORE REMARKABLE VALUES IN EVERY SECTION, ON EVERY PLOOR. INFORMATION IS HERE PRESENTED, IN CONDENSED
FORM TOR QUICK READING, OP A PEW OP THE HOST OP SPECIAL VALUES THAT AWAIT YOUR COMING TODAY. OP COURSE YOU'LL BE EARLY, FOR
Here in Portland's Largest,
Foremost Apparel Shops
for Women on 2d Floor
The visitor finds the
highest expression of
the mode in the Olds,
Wortman & . King
Fashion Show for
Exclusive new mod
els in Costumes,
Gowns and Coats.
That every garment
in tiiis wonderful
' exposition is authori
tative is shown to a
marked degree by
'the influence of the
master designer, and
his co-worker, the
We have drawn upon
every fashion center
of the Old World, as
well as upon the in
genuity of our own
organization to the
end that this would
be the most complete
showing ever offered.
The text of today's story is mostly of
STYLISH COATS FOR WOMEN. '
Fashion says, suit your own taste and the occasion in
length of coat. Experience says, depend upon the store
which has greatest variety of approved styles. Economy
says, buy at the store which sells the most coats. Hun
dreds of 'styles are here. "Great values at
$7.50 up to $15, $16.50, $18.50, $22.50,
$25.00 and $28.50.
PARTICULARLY STRONG LINES AT 13.50, 15, 18.50
New Raincoats Plain tailored and smartly trimmed' in
chic, fetching effects, swell enough for any occasion and
made from best water-proofed1 fabrics a bigger assort
ment than all other Portland apparel stores combined
can show at $12.50 to $28.50
New Tailored Suits among the prominent late
late arrivals '. $12.50 to $175
EXTREME VALUE GIVING IN NEW, SMART
AUTUMN SILKS AND DEPENDABLE
Handsome Plaided and
Novelty Suit Silks
Special Today Only.
1S00 yards of new Plaid Silks and plaids have fashion's
first call this season in all the fascinatingly pretty color
combinations including French Pointelle effects. The
best regular 1.25 value in the city, spec today, yd. 89
Novelty Suit Silks a splendid convention of endments
and oddments, consisting of lengths ranging from four
to 20 yards, ideal wearing silks and grandly adapted for
the "making" of handsome waists, smart suits, beauti
ful skirts and for trimmings. A generous color line to
choose from that embraces every fashionable up-to-date
and wanted coloring. Usual 1.25 and 1.50 values;
Special for today at, yard ,...73
24-inch Crepe de Chines in all the beautiful evening shades
and colors suited for street wear; special a wonderful
value at,, the yard 68"
Special Today Only in Fashionable Dress Stuffs.
Colored Dress Goods
54-inch Waterproof Suiting, in good color assortment.
Just the- thing for Raincoats and Suits; our 2 grade;
special only, the yard t $1.69
44-inch Imported Crepe do Paris; all pure silk and wool,
in all evening and street colors. These fabrics cannot be
matched at our regular low prices
L50 grade, special,, the yard .$1.14
L75 grade, special, the yard ." $1.29
$2.00 grade, special, the yard . $1.49
2.50 grade, special, the yard $1.79
2000 yards 6f new Novelty Suitings, all new styles and
colors; regular 1.25 value, special only, tho yard 79
MATCHLESS VALUES IN BLACK DRESS GOODS.
New Black all-wool Dress Fabrics, every yard fast color,
consisting of shadow check Panama, shadow striped
Panama and worsted pointelle Panamas; also French
$1.00 regular value; spechv', the yard 69 $
L25 regular value; special, the yard 79
1.50 regular value; special, the yard 98d
Makers and Trimmers
in our Millinery work
rooms. Must be A-1.
Apply to Superintend
Mere Mentions of tho
Medium in price
Bijou Salons, Annex,
The Winter styles are
becomingness is the
keynote. But come
and see. The most
charming hats of the
entire season are
ready at the popular,
medium, FAIR prices
$5, $6, $8, $10
BIG BARGAINS IN INDIAN BLANKETS 4th Floor.
Regular 5.50 value, special, each; $4:50
Regular $6.50 value, special, each $5.00
Regular 7.50 value, special, each t $6.00
S7.50 NAVAJO BLANKETS 4.95.
All-wool Navajo Blankets, in pretty light colorings; regu
lar value 7.50, special, each $4.95
A Special "Comparison Sale" ot
Laces, Embroideries and
and keep well
may match the
other store in
the city shows
equal values '
with these told
of below and
ready for 3'our
in the lace
5000. yards of Swiss and Cambric Embroidery and Insert
ing, 2 to 9 inches wide; 25c values on sale for, yard 12
35c to 25c-Net Top Lace, ecru, at 15
2.00 to $1.50 Allover Lace, ecru, at... 95
3.00 to 2.50 Allover Lace, ecru, at $1.65
65c to 50c Allover Lace, white and ecru 19
35c to 20c Piatt Val. Lace at lo
25c to Sc Torchon Lace at
1.50 and 1.25 Chiffon and Liberty Silk 95
1.00 Dress Net, white and ecru, at 68
20c to 15c Venise Galoon, ecru . 7p
35c to 25c Venise Galoon, ecru 9
75c to 50c Tenise Galoon, ecru 25
50c to 25c Silk -Braid Trimming 15
Timely and Seasonable These Grand Values Offered To
day in the Knitwear Shops First Floor.
WOMEN'S 1.25 VESTS AND PANTS 99c.
White Mercerized Vega Silk Long-Sleeve Tests, with
ankle-length Pants to match; regular value L2o, spe
cial, each 99
WOMEN'S 3.00 UNION SUITS 2.00.
Fine Cashmere ITnion Suits, open across bust, long sleeves,
ankle length, sizes 5 and 6. in white, and sizes 4 and 6 in
blue gray; regular value 3.00, special, suit. .. .$2.00
Women's Hosiery Barg'ns
WOMEN'S COTTON HOSE 17c.
Black Cotton Fleece-Lined Hose, seamless; special 17
a .pair or three pairs for 50
WOMEN'S 75c HOSE 55c
Black Cashmere Hose, fine quality, full shaped and finished,
double soles, extra sizes for stout women, Sl2, 9 and
9V2 only; regular value 75e, special, the pair 55(j
WOMEN'S 35c HOSE 25c.
Medium-Weight Black Lisle Hose, finished fpot, double
sole; regular value 35c, special, the pair 25
See It Chop
An interesting demonstration will be held today con
tinuing for a limited period on third floor, that will
surely attract hundreds of housewives. We have engaged
a demonstrator to show the merits of the UNIVERSAL
FOOD CHOPPER to our friends, the housekeepers; if
you are one be sure don't miss this feature while in the
store. THE UNIVERSAL FOOD CHOPPER chops all
raw or cdbketl meats, vegetables or fruits into clean-cut
pieces of uniform size and shape, fine or coarse as desired.
It pulverizes dry bread, crackers, almonds or nuts of any
kind and does away with the old-fashioned chopping bowl
and knife. The prices are too small to prohibit any house
keeper in Portland from having oue for her very own.
Small size, special at S5d
Medium size, special at $1.00
Large size, special at $1.25
Hotel size, special at $1.60.
RADICAL REDUCTIONS THE KEYNOTE OF TO
Sale of Undermusisns
Annex Second Floor.
WOMEN'S 85c CORSET COVERS,
Fine quality Nainsook Corset Cov
ers, full front, trimmed elaborate
ly with three rows fine Valen
ciennes lace insertion, edging to
match, beading and ribbon; regu
lar value S5c, special, each 67 $
WOMEN'S 1.25 UNDERSKIRTS
Good quality white cambiic Under
skirts with heavy flounce fine
embroidery, full width dust
ruffle; regular value 1.25, spe
cial, each S9
WOMEN'S 3.50 AND 3.75 CAM
BRIC UNDERSKIRTS 2.67.
Fine White Cambric Skirts, elabor
ately trimmed with four rows of
deep Valenciennes lace insertion and edging, cluster of
fine tucks and dust ruffle, also others with deep flounce
of English eyelet embroidery and other beautiful de
signs; regular values 3.50 and 3.75, special $2.67
SUPERIOR SPECIAL VALUES IN
Art Linens, Toweling and
HEMSTITCHED DRAWNWORK SQUARES.
Size 27x27 inches; special at, each 38
Size 30x30 inches; special at, each . 43
A lot of Linen Toweling; special, yard 10 11 12V
30c BATH TOWELS 23c.
Large size brown Bath Towels, hemmed, good quality;
regular value 30c, special, each 236
New line of Wool Moreens for skirts.
New Plaids for waists and dresses.
NEW FLANNELETTES, AT 10c YARD.
Thousands of yards of New Flannelettes in handsome
- floral, Persian and striped effects; speeial at, yard 10
NEW DRESS GINGHAMS 10c YARD.
A line of New Dress Ginghams, in plaids, checks, stripes,
plain colors and fancy raised effects; special at, yd. 10
35c and 45c
Ribbons 25c Yd.
A great lot of fine all-silk satin
taffeta Ribbons, 4 and 44
inches wide, in all the best colors
and shades; our 35c and 40c
values; special today and all
week at, the yard 2oC
A MAGNETIC ATTRACTION IS THAT WONDERFUL
SALE OF BEAUTIFUL
Embro'd Shirtwaist Fronts'
Some are in the French embroidery, others the open
work effect, some imitation hand embroidery, some in
stripes, others in medallion patterns. A grand lot to se
lect from, generous assortments. Prices from 75c each
to 3.00 each. They will be sold special today as follows:
75c values for I, 48?
1.00 values for 65$
$1.25 values for : 85$
1.50 aalues for 98
2.00 values for $1.34
2.25 values for $1.50
2.50 values for $1.69
3.00 values for $2.00