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THE MOItNIXG OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23. 1900.
Unprofessional Conduct Is Al
leged Against District
- y..- . Attorney.
SENATE AWAITS EVIDENCE
.Letters From 'Portland Cause Com
mittee to Suspend Action Pend
ing Further Information.
Fulton Is Friendly.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 22. It is believed that the
reason why the Senate judiciary commit
tee has not acted upon the nomination o
Brl6tol for District Attorney is that cer
tain charges of unprofessional conduct in
Oregon in private practice have been sub
mitted, which are said to be supported by
letters and documents received some days
ago from Portland.
The nature of these documents could
not be ascertained further than a hint
that they imply unprofessional conduct
to an extent that caused the committee
to wait at least for further Information.
It Is not supposed that the charge,
whatever it may be, relates at all to
public business, but only to Mr. Bristol's
practice an an attorney.
But for the appearance of these docu
ments it is certain that he would have
beer, confirmed ere this. It is Impossi
ble to get specific Information, but enough
is known to warrant the statement that
the report of the committee is held up
for the reason given.
There is no indication that this obsta
cle lias been interposed by Senator Ful
ton, who has not been opposed at all to
Mr. Bristol, but is quite friendly to him.
ABANDONS HARNEY PROJECT
Government Will Let Corporation
Irrigate Great Valley.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 22. The Government has
abandoned the Harney Irrigation project,
lying north of Malheur Lake in Harney
County. This information was given
Senator Fulton today when ho inquired
as to the prospects of the project.
The Senator advised the department
that private enterprise is ready to de
velop part of this land if the Government
does not intend to build and on the
strength of that representation and in
view of the report of the Reclamation
Service, it has been determined to restore'
to entry about 200,000 acres that were
withdrawn for this project.
The Reclamation Service favored the
abandonment of this project for several
reasons. To begin with, there is no
money available; secondly, there are ex
tensive vested rights that would have to
be absorbed before the Government could
build, which would entail considerable ex
penditure, and it is doubtful if any agree
ment could be reached for many years.
Some of this land has already been pat
ented under Carey act projects, and the
Harney Valley Improvement Company
has applied for practically all the vacant
public land remaining in this locality that
can be cheaply irrigated.
In view of the serious complication
which exists, it was deemed expedient to
abandon this project to private enter
prise, which will be done Immediately.
There Is no likelihood whatever that the
Government will ever, again consider the
The Secretary of the Interior has with
drawn from entry 13,700 acres of land in
Clackamas County, with a view to enlarg
ing the Bull Run forest reserve on the
west. He has also withdrawn 15,360 acres
in Douglas and Lane counties, lying along
the west boundary of the Cascade re
serve, with a view to ultimately adding
them to the Cascade reserve. This land
is chiefly valuable for timber, and con
tains but few settlements.
Mr. Fulton today introduced a bill pro
viding that land on the Stletz Indian res
ervation not heretofore entered which Is
chiefly valuable for timber and not suit
able for cultivation may be sold to citi
zens of the United States for not less
than $2.50 per acre.
NO MORE MONEY FOR OIiYMPIA
Engineers Report Adversely on Im
provement of Harbor.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
"Washington, Jan. 22. The Chief ot
Engineers today sent to Congress a
report on the proposed improvement
of Olympia harbor, Washington. The
local engineers and district engineer
for the Pacific Coast recommended the
expenditure of 5S,000 in dredging- out
and extending- the channel in front of
Olympia and the annual expenditure
of $1160 for maintenance, holding that
this improvement would be in the in
terest of the commerce of Olympia and
afford additional docking: facilities.
The Engineer Board of Review, how
ever, believes the present channel and
dock facilities are ample to accommo
date th commerce of Olympia for
many years to come and therefore
recommends adversely on the new pro
ject. The Chief of Engineers and Sec
retary of "War concur in this adverse
TEST CASE OX INDIAN LIQUOR
Government Appeals From Decision
on Nez Perco Reservation.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 22. F. E. Fogg, of Lcwiston,
today filed in the Supreme Court objection
to the petition for a writ of certiorari of
the Solicitor-General in the case -of
George Dick, a Umatilla Indian, recently
conviciea m aaano or selling liquor on the
isez rerce Indian reservation. After
conviction in "the lower courts Dick was
released by order of the Circuit Court of
Appeals, which held that the reservation
liquor law was void. The petition for a
writ or certiorari Is filed by the Gov
ernment because It is feared that an
appeal to the Supreme Court will not lie.
there being no pecuniary amount involved.
The decision in this case will be far
reaching In Its bearing on the sale- of
liquor on Indian land after the same has
been allotted or disposed of under treaties.
Washington Rural Carriers.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
Jngrton, Jan. 22. Rural carriers ap
Tiolnted for Washington routes: Feme
roy, route 1, Archie E. Williams carrier,
Oliver Ogden substitute; Roy, reute 1,
Fred I. Nixon carrier, Charles Throseel
Hbstituto; Vashon, route 1, James G.
Eerlsse carrier. Arte Eerlese substi
tute; "Winlock. route 1. George A. 'Win
rich carrier, Charlie Thomas substitute.
Mrs. DHbols Goes South.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, Jan. 22. Mrs.. Dubois ac
companied by Mrs. Rldcnbaugh and'
Margaret Dubois, left today for Pass
Christian, Miss., to be g-one two
months. Mrs. Dubois seeks to regain
her health, which has not been gooa
since she met with an accident In the
Try Dry-Iiand Fanning.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washing-ton, Jan. 22. Representative
French today introduced a bill appropriating-
liOO.000 for experiments in
dry farming' with a view to exploiting
the Campbell system. Mr. French says
this system, properly applied, will re
claim more land than the national re
BENSON TESTIFIES ON CANAL
Auditor Tells Senators About the
Methods of Accounting.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. E. S. Benson,
general auditor for the Panama Canal
Commission and the Panama Railroad,
testified today in the investigation of
canal affairs which is being conducted by
the lnter-occanlc canal committee of the
Senate. "He devoted some time to an
explanation of the workings of the ac
counting department, which, he said, was
sadly neglected under the old Isthmian
Canal Commission. New books were
opened by Mr. Benson when he took
.hold of this department in April, 1905.
Inquiry by Morgan developed that the
accounts on the isthmus were not sub
jected to examination by the general
auditor's office In this city, and appar
ently under the eystem followed there
was no check on the accounts kept on the
Isthmus by subordinate officials.
Another interesting statement brought
out was that the Panama Canal Commis
sion bought stamps from the Panama
government, subcharged "Canal Zone,"
for 40 per cent discount, and sold them at
par. He could not say whether tho trans
action was a "Government speculation"
Mr. Benson said he could not have af
forded to take the place at less salary
than $10,000. Gorman called upon the
auditor for an itemised statement of the
payments made by the old commission
prior to April 3, 1905, together with all the
liabilities for -supplies and material. The
date named is when the present account
ing department began Its work. Mr. Ben
son agreed to supply thic information.
In the purchase of supplies, Mr. Ben
son said, he thought the chairman of the
Commission passed upon the recommend
ations of the purchasing agent, but that
the Commission Itself did not pass upon
The committee held an executive ses
sion, at which it was decided to examine
Chief Engineer John F. Stevens tomor
row on the type of canal to be construct
ed. The session will be executive.
MAY MAKE REPORT UNANIMOUS
Republicans Meet Democratic Crlt-
icism of Hepburn Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. Republican
members of the House committee on
interests, te and foreign commerce held
a caucus today and agreed to amend
ments to the Hepburn railroad bill
which they think may satisfy the
Democratic members of the committee
and make a unanimous report possi
ble. By the Hepburn bill the Inter
state Commission was originally em
powered to fix a maximum rate.
The Democrats on tho committee ob
jected to the use of the work "maxi
mum," saying it was not definite. To
meet the objections of the Democrats
the Republican members have agreca
to changre the wording so it will reaa
"adjust, reasonable and fairly remun
erative rate which shall be the maxi
The Republicans also tonlsrht nrae-
tically decided to change the bill so
it will provide for seven members of
the Interstate Commerce Commission
Instead of nine, as was provided in the
original draft of the measure.
DEBATE ON EIGHT-HOUR iAW
House Talks All Day About How to
"WASHINGTON" Jnn. ? TTffV, .
point of order pending, the eight-hour
tmuse or tne Manama canal item In the
urgent deflcienev bill .. hnfrotan
about in debate during: the greater
part oi louay a session of the House.
The debate was creneral nnd th nnint
of order which will be made by Hogg
ot woiorauo or by Williams, the
minority leader, can only be made
when the section Is considered for
While the eleht-hour nrnvdlAn r
the Panama Dart nf the hill vhof ?
objected to most strenuously, speeches
were rouuo ior ana against the admin
istration's canal nnllrv. TVIHInmo ,v.
minority leader, declared the work of
uikKing oubui to do aonc by contract.
De Armond of Missouri immnrlint.it-
contended that this could not be done
auucesBiuuy and Burton of Ohio urged
that Conjrress shouM sfmtini.. -
propriatlons. Hepburn of Iowa urged
.no Hweannj- 0t centralization In re
sponsibility and wanted the President
held responsible for the work.
TO CUKE A COLD DT OXE DAT.
Tilce IAXATTV"E BHOMO QslnlE. TlblsU.
E. W GROVE'S lgni.tur is on cta bo x.
Another Portland Lady Cured
In June, 1001, Mrs. Elva McCarl. at 409
South Grand avenue, East Portland, Or.,
was suffering with cancer ot the breast
of about three ream' RtanAtnc r .
in Portland told her she must have It cut
out ai once; ncr me depended upon it.
She did not have it cut, but instead had
Dr. J. L. Bohannon twst Via.. xh . v. ,
- - - - t.im Ma
anti-Cancer Toxlne, which required less.
xuu.il uirec miuura. one recovered quick
ly, and Is yet well and strong, and weighs
42 pounds more than before she was
Another ladv cured the misa iW,
now in Portland, Mrs. Julia Wells, now
at 2w .Morrison St., cured by Dr. Boban
non after the X-ray and many other rem
,edles had failed. See or write her. Many
.others treated in Portland thes. two la.
dies Will tell YOU Of and iht vnn nan .
by calling on Mm. McCarl a ad Mrs. Wells.
Tbeasands of others have been cured In
my S4 years' practice on cancers and
Dr. Bohannon asserts he can treat a
cancer or tumor quicker, with lees pain,
and with a more permanent effect, thaa
any doctor in the United States. Any per
son suffering with cancer or tumor want
ing a speedy and permanent cure can see
tho doctor while la Portland, Oregon.
Come "and be treated and return home
same or following day.
Dr. J. I. Boh an sen will arrive la Pert
land January 35, will remain la Pertland
at 409 South Grand ave., E. Pertland,
until February 16, then retwn to his per
manent office, San Francisco, CaL, UN
Market st. Write fer pamphlet.
If you are interested in
buying a high-grade piano
for $100 less than it is
really worth come in
The sale is now open.
Think of buying an Ever
ett or a Fischer piano at
a bona fide reduction of
These are brand new in
struments new style
cases and are all of world
wide known manufacture.
This is the list:
1 Mason 6
2 Smith 6 Barnes
Sale now open.
Particular attention paid
to out-of-town trade. .
Write or telephone.
SIXTH & MORRISON
The Oldest, Largest and
Strongest Piano and Organ
House in ' the Pacific
at 5 A. M.
THE OLDS, WORTMAN & KING STORE
Daily at 6 P. M.
"The Different Store" Fifth, Sixth and Washington Streets
TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CLEARANCE SALES!
Absolutely Every Article in the House (Except Contract Goods) Is Substantially Reduced
The Beginning of the End Eleven More Days of
Saving is the dynamo back of the Clearance Sale There may ha some substitute for it hut we wot
not what it is; it doth not yet appear.
Blankets Are Going Out in Van Loads
From the Fourth-floor Stocks
"Well quote you the regular prices of four years ago on Blankets, and wool
has heen rocketing skywards since that time. Close mill connections enabled
us to use foresight and buy for the future when wool was with us here on
earth. "We bought immense quantities. Like old wine, the Blankets have grown
more valuable with age. $3.00 Blankets in 1901 are -worth $4.00 today. All this
makes the sale more wonderful. The regular prices are those of four years ago.
So when we print "$5.00 Blankets for $3.85," you read it "$6.00 Blankets for
$3.85," and you're safe by a wide margin. Read details Blankets at about half
their worth today:
Splendid weight, fine quality all-wool gray Blankets. Clearance special prices,
$2.88, $3.49, $4.40, $5.25, $6.60 pair.
Heaw, warm, -white -wool Blankets. Clearance special prices, $4.40, $5.72,
$6.60, $7.00, $7.95, $8.80.
Extra fine all-wool white Blankets, slightly soiled from handling; extra spe
cial values. The prices are actual reductions on the old prices, -which means an
additional reduction of from 15 to 25 per cent more than these figures show:
1901 Value Special Today Price
Regular $ 5.00 value, special .1 $3.85
Regular $ 7.50 value, special . 55.25
Regular $ S.50 value, special $6.15
Regular $10.00 valuepecial SO
Regular $13.00 value, special $8.75
Regular $15.00 value, special 510.25
Regular $20.00 value, special $13.75
PORTIERES Fourth Floor.
Broken lines Portieres in bright red, Nile, olive,
dark red, two-tone effects and Oriental designs
Regular $ 4.00 value, special, the pair $2.50
Regular $ 6.00 value, special, the pair. $3.65
Regular $ 7.50 value, special, the pair $4.85
Regular $10.00 value, special, the pair $6.25
Regular $12.00 value, special, the pair $7.50
In-between values in all of above at proportionate
H A Great Sale of Curtains
Broken lines Lace Curtains to close out, 31 styles
to select from, in Irish Point and Brussels Net
Regular $ 7.50 value, special, the pair $4.50
Regular $ 4.50 value, special, the pair S2.50
Regular $ 6.00 value, special, the pair. ,....$3. 25
Regular $ 7.50 value, special, tho pair $4.50
Regular $10.00 value, special, the pair $6.00
Regular $14.00 value, special, the pair $7.50
Regular $20.00 value, special, the pair $12.00
CORDED ARABIAN CURTAINS.
Nineteen styles to select from.
Regular $ 6.75 value, special, the pair $3.75
Regular $ 8.00 value, special, the pair.. $4.65
Regular $10.50 value, special, the pair $6.00
Regular $ 3.50
Regular $ 5.00
Regular $ 8.00
Fancy Scrim and
vale, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
value, special, the
From Boston, (Mass.)
"The streets are almost as
crowded as they were during the
holiday season, and the shops
are nearly as full of customers.
Great are the attractions of the
Same conditions prevail in
Portland. "What a mighty stim
ulus great stores of the Olds,
Wortman & King class are to
the life of a city. The bargains
of clearance time act like a
powerful tonic upon the shop
ping public, and sends it pulsat
ing through the city streets like
lifeblood through human veins,
changing the dormant lethargy
incidental to the overstrain of
holiday season into active, busy
life. Big stores help build big
cities and real bona fide bar
gains help build big stores like
ours. This week's values were
never bettered, and prices are put
at points that will bring multi
tudes of knowing shoppers to
this store without an unneces
sary moment's delay. Detail is
eliminated today. We print but
the mere skeleton of the full
For the benefit of customers
who find it inconvenient to visit
the store we shall fill mail or
ders as long as lots last. It will
be understood that in many in
stances a great number of the
bargains advertised are exhaust
ed by those who visit the store,
but we shall use every endeavor
to please those who order by
The "Woman's Favorite Fash
ion Magazine the "Designer"
has been reduced from 80e per
annum to 50c a year, postpaid.
Leave subscriptions at Pattern
Counter Annex, Fifth street,
8 TO 12 A. M. TODAY ONLT.
Another chance for the early buyers who add an extra saving by
shopping in the forenoon.
BEAUTIFUL 19-INCH TAFFETAS 56c YARD.
All pure silk wash imperial flannel Taffetas in dainty white, ivory,
cream, pink, rose, reseda, Alice blue, turquoise, ceil, royal, navy,
brown, cardinal and black 8 to 11 A. M. today only, at, yard 56
BLACK DRESS GOODS HALF PRICE.
A big line and liberal selection of fine imported French novelties, em
bracing silk and wool and mohair and wool, also all silk novelty
grenadines From 8 to 11 A. M. today only, select all you please
at ONE-HALF PRICE
A Corset Bargain
"ROYAL "WORCESTER" SALONS-Anncx, Second Floor.
Not undesirable Corsets, not mere odds and ends. It is a thorough
clearing, and the bargains we offer now are very tempting.
$5 Corsets Today at $3.67
Royal "Worcester Bon Ton Corsets, one of the latest creations in high
bust and long hip style made of imported white coutille, sizes 18
to 26; our $5.00 value, special at $3.67
Trimmed Beaver Hats at $ 1 .49
AN UNUSUALLY REMARKABLE VALUE FOR TODAY IN THE
ANNEX MILLINERY SALONS Second Floor.
Fifty very smartly trimmed Beaver Hats in good color choosing, em
bracing blues, browns, tans and plain blacks. A good assortment of
stylish, popular shapes in the assemblage, especially adapted for
misses' wear. Trimmings of flowers and pretty feathers. The price
of the hat alone, untrimmed, is $3.00. Today, completely trimmed,
special at - $1.49
Best American Undermuslins
Second Floor, Annex.
65c- and 75c Chemises for 39c "Women's fine cambric Chemises, trim
med with fine embroidery and tucks and with or without flounce;
our 65c and 75c values, special at.... 39
SL0O Gerset Covers for 69c "Women's Corset Covers of good qualityl
camonc, ncaiiy irimmen wiin nne nemsuicnea iucks ana emoroiuery,
either tight or loose-fitting styles; Our $1.00 value, special at 69
fl.25 Drawers for 73c "Women's fine nainsook and cambric Drawers,
trimmed with clusters of fine tucks and wide flounce of fine embroi
dery; our $1.25 value, special at 73
$1.25 Nightgowns for 9 Sc "Women's muslin and'eambric Nightgowns,
of excellent quality; made with V-shape or round neck, long or
short sleeves, and trimmed with fine tucks, embroidery, lace, beading
and ribbon; our $1.25 value, special at 93
Women's $2.00 Petticoats for $1.59'
Anilex Second Floor.
Splendid Bargains Women's fine black Satine Petticoats of good
quality, sunburst flounce with six rows of fancy stitching, and fin
ished with small ruffles; our $2.00 values, special clearance sale
price, each $1.59
A GREAT BARGAIN TRIO IN
GRAND SALONS Second Floo.
Quick response is accorded our advertising. "We had just a dozen
Capes for women left on a table Saturday night, values ranging up
from $6.50 to $S.50 one was a $16.00 Cape, but that was hardly worth
mentioning. "We told you in Sunday's paper we'd sell them at $1.00
each. At exactly 8:12 A. IT. Monday, 12 women had them marching
triumphantly toward the "down" elevator. It paid them to come to
the store early. They made from $5.50 to $15.00 each for 12 minutes
spent in early shopping. "We were sorry to disappoint later comers
and those who phoned and wired. MORAL Watch our ads and be
at the store early. Special all day today:
S12.50,$16.50, $20.00 RAINCOATS $7.95.
Stylish, well-made Raincoats, the product of America's best makers of
rainproof garments popular models, including the loose, half-fitted
and Empire effects, in cravenetted materials; tans, grays and at
tractive mixtures more added to yesterday's lot; to close today
regular $12.50, $16.50 and $20.00 Coats will all hang onjone big rack,
marked choice for ....$7.95
$S.60 AND $8.50 WALKING SKIRTS $3.98.
About a hundred to close. Popular round lengths; trim, jaunty
styles, best wearing materials, embracing cheviots, mohairs, figured
and plain, and mannish mixed, tweedish stuffs,' plain colors and mix
tures; made up in best workmanship; $6.50 and $8.50 values, spe
cial at $3.98
$5.00 AND $6.50 SILK PETTICOATS $3.95.
Handsome, rich and dressy Petticoats, splendid rustling taffetas, in
accordion-plaited styles, all wanted colorings and changeable effects.
As above, $5.00 and $6.50 values, today $3.95
Knit Underwear and Hosiery
Buying Hosiery and Underwear, as this store does, direct from the
mills in America and Europe, we get prices that are impossible with
other Portland houses, and regular prices are mercilessly reduced now
during the last days of clearance. Light, heavy and medium hosiery
for women, and light,, heavy and medium weights of underwear for
men and women at prices that assure substantial savings.
Women's $1.25 Vests 98c Women's pink yega silk Vests,' with long
sleeves, medium weight; our $1.25 value, special at 98d
Women's $1.50 Pants $1.19 Women's white swiss ribbed vega silk
pants, tight top; our $1.50 value, special at the pair $1.19
Women's $3.00 Union Suits $2.49 Women's white swiss ribbed merino
Union Suits, long sleeves, ankle length; our $3 value, spec.- $2.49
Women's 85c Pants 58c Women's medium weight merino .Pants,
French band, ankle length; our 85c value, special, the pair o8
Children's Underwear 21c Children's Jersey ribbed Vests and Pants,
in white and silver gray; splendid quality, special at garment 21
WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S FINE
Woaen's $4.50 Silk Hose $2.89 Women's black silk Hose, high-grade
goods, embroidered boots; our $4.50 value, special the pair $2.89
Women's 50c Hose 35c Women's black lace Hose, with embroidered
boots, assorted styles; our 50c value, special the pair 35
Ohildrsa'g Fins Quality Black Cashmere Hose Fine ribbed, finished
foot, double knee, sizes 6, 6, 7, 71. ; our 50c value, spec., pair 33
Sizes 8, 8, 9, 9V; values to 70c, special, the pair, 49