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THE MORNING OREGONIAN,-THURSDAY,- MAIICH 1, 1906.
ST THE BILL
Foraker Makes a Vigorous
Speech About Rates.
ELKINS LAW GOOD ENOUGH
Senate Listens for Three ifours to'
Eloquence on Railroad Side of
Question Hcfrtmrn" Bill Is
AVASHINGTOX, Feb. 28. For three
'hours, lacking three minutes, today Fora
ker held the attention of the Senate while
lie road a carefully prebared speech on
tlic railroad rate question. His speech
to empower their Legislatures to give
commissions ratem&klng- power. He said
the WI1 would contravene the constitu
tional prohibition ot the parts of one
state over- theso of another, so that the
whole system of differentials would have
to "be abolished and some ports would be
He declared the penalties excessive and
estimated that they would amount to
.$150,000 a month.
Answer to His Critics.
He criticised the manner In which the
bill passed the House and complained oi
denunciation of Its critics, saying:
, "Even to suggest that the bill is filled
with -unconstitutional provisions of that
act will prove unpractlcable in operation
is heralded as a species of treason and
disloyalty, to whom or what nobody
Of his difference with the President he
It Is not either eay or agreeable to differ
with the President. He 1 the head for the
time being, not only of the Nation, but alw
of the political party of which I am proud
to be a member. I believe that the welfare
ot the Nation is most beneficially affected
nd promoted by the nupremacy of the Re
publican policies, and on this account think
M'ery man who believes in the policies of
hat party should do all in his power to
nccure harmony of purpose and unity of
action among its members with respect to
National affairs. In this behalf, all should
be willing to make concessions in mlcox
ssssHT " iisisisHr
SCNATOR J. 11. FORAKER, OF OHIO.
was a protest against any general legis
lation, on the theory that the existing
ISlkins law could be po extended as to
make It answer all the requirements. He
did not fail, however, to point out what,
lie considered the defects of the Hcp-burn-DollIvcr
bill, and he made the dec
laration more than once that it would
fall to .remedy the evils complained of.
The speech was listened to by a large
attendance, both on the floor and In the
salleries. and at Its close the Senator
was warmly congratulated by a number
of his colleagues.
Foraker's speech was followed by a
. further discussion of the railroad land
grant In Indian Territory, with the result
that Aldrich's resolution extending the
tribal government of the Indians was
adopted, after It was so modified as to
carry that government over until March
A number of private bills, most of them
granting pension increases, were passed,
Porakcr's Speech on Kates.
Foraker conceded that some evi
denced evils exist in connection with
the railroads,, but urged that all of
them could be more effectively met by
amending the Elklna law than by pass
ing the pending- bill. He announced
his regret at differing from the Presi
dent, . but said he could not sec his
way clear to pursue any other course.
He gave a general review of the his
tory of the railroad development of
the country, and passed to the evils
of the system which he says are neces
sarily Incident to the upbuilding of so
vast an interest.
His attitude toward the pending
railroad rate bill was corr&ctly out
lined In his first paragraph, in which
he said of the bill, "it is so contrary
to the spirit of our institutions and
of such drastic and revolutionary char
actor than, If not In its Immediate ef
fect, at least as a precedent, the
chances are likely to be most unusual
He discussed the railroad evils as of
three classes excessive rates, rebates
He found little to complain of under
the freight charges, but said there are
.some instances of charges thatre too
high, and he thought a prompt and ef
fective remedy should be provided.
Elkins Jj&yv Not Fairly Tried.
A more serious evil he found In rc-
bates, and he traced the present cxten-
. tsive railroad consolidations to the fact
that the Supreme Court decisions
against pooling- had left tho roads
without protection from the rebate
system except to resort to some gen
oral understanding. Referring to the
Elkins law, he said:
There has been no serious attempt to en
force this law to prevent discriminations as
to localities, but a glance at its provisions
.xvlll suffice to show that It Is as broad,
direct 'explicit and efficient to remedy that
kind of an evil wherever It may exist, as it
has been found to be as to personal dis
criminations. That, the law has not been
tested in this respect is not due to any
fault of the law, but because no one has
been lit to invoke It. The fault Is not with
tho existing law. but with the officials who
have not enforced It.
Announcing his own position, '"he
"Let Courts 3Iake JRales.
I believe la the court plan, as contra
distinguished from the ratemaking- plan,
not alone because It is much simpler, much
more expeditious, much more efficient and
without expense to the shipper, but because.
in addition to all that, it avoids all legal
and cosstltutionat questions, while the rate
making plan as set forth In this bill en
counters a number of such questions that
arc of the most serious character, and some
of them, in my Judgment, fatal.
Regarding the right of Congress to
make rates, he declared "the Supreme
Court has never ,yet passed on that
Question, and that there are many emi
nent, lawyers who are of the opinion
that the court will hold, when It does
decide that question, that Congress
does not have that power.
"Their reasoning," he said, "seems
to e te be sound, and the effect of it
absolutely fatal to this entire scheme
He drew a distinction between state
and National power tp regulate rates and
said, it must be taken" net te delegate
legiei&tlre authority, as thus render the
law uncenstltuttogaL He said many
slates -had to ainead their oenstitutiens
We Hold the Last
of the Season's
GREAT HOURLY SALES!
Portland -folk know full well what these sales imply matchless "bargains for every "body women, men and children. We combine with this event today A MONSTER MARCH
SALE OF HOME FITTINGS, DINING WARE, KITCHEN UTENSILS, CUT GLASS, SILVERWARE AND HOUSEHOLD HELPS A SALE TO LAST BALANCE OF
WEEK which means big family savings. Don't miss the sale of Women's Slippers another all-day feature of Thursday's selling.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN SPEND!
WE KNOW WHAT YOU CAN SAVE!
In the Great Sale of
China, Cut Glass & Home Usefuls
The Greatest Sale of Kitchen Furnishings Ever Conducted in This City Third Floor
Spirited Selling Mwtt Follovr
SUCH A VALUE IX WOMEN'S
Women's $1.75 to
$3.50 Slippers 95c
ALL. DAY First Floor.
Women's lino patent and kid
Slippers a lot ot odds and ends,
but all good, stylish and de
sirable numbers Simply what
are left of broken lines which
must be closed out; nearly all
sizes; values from J 1.73 to $3.50.
Special, all day, at, the pair OSc
jj You You
v Spend. Savp. You Get.
J $L00 50c A covered "Elite" Berlin Sauce Pan
I $L17 5Sc A covered "Elite" Berlin Sauce Pnn
I $2.00 V 67c A covered "Elite" Berlin Sauce Pnn
31c 16c An "Elite" Lipped Kettle
) 3Cc 21c- An "Elite" Lipped Kettle
'I 50c 25c An "Elite" Lipped Kettle
jjj 57e - 2Sc An "Elite" Teapot
it 63c 32c An "Elite" Teapot
I 77c 33c An "Elite" Teapot
f$34.50 $17.50 A very handsomely deeoratedi-100-pc.
jjj Haviland China Dinner Set
$19.00 " - $9.50 A fine China Dinner Set of 100 pieces
prettily decorated in gold tracing,
jj Genuine Haviland ware.
matters; but whn situation arise of such
commanding importance as those now under
consideration. It In the duty of every man
who lias an official responsibility to dis
charge with rcppcet to them, to make cart
ful invenlcation and to act in. accordance
with the convictions he may reach as a. re
sult. To the beet of my ability I have done
He said it would be far pleasantcr to
so with the tide of publlctecntlment than
to"" be accused of unworthy motives, but
no man who did so could do his duty.
maintain his self-respect or retain the rc
spect of others. If the bill proved disap
pointing:, the people would not accept thc-
excuse that Congress legislated according
to their demands.
Indian Tribes Continued.
A joint -resolution for the continuance
of the present tribal government of tho
five civilized tribes of Indians until next
June, offered yesterday by Aldrlch. "was
then taken up and Clapp offered the fol
lowing substitute for It:
That the tribal existence and tribal relations
of the Choctaw, Chlckonaw. Cherokee. Creek
and Seminole tribes of Indians in the IndUn
Territory shall continue unaffected until all
property of ich trlbea or the proceeds thereof
nhall be distributed among the Individual mem-
bens of said tribes.
The presentation of the substitute pro
voked debate, which was participated In
bj Clapp, Clark of Wyoming, ilcCumber,
Bailey. Teller, Spooner and others. The
Aldrlch resolution was then taken up,
modified and adopted. As passed. It
That the tribal existence and government of
the Choctaw. Chlckaaw. Cherokee. Creek and
Seminole tribes or nations of Indians In Indian
Territory are hereby continued in full force
and effect tor all purposes until the 4th day of
March, 1007. unless sooner provided by law.
The Senate went Into executive session
at 4:13 P. M., but the doors were reopened
ten minutes later and the remainder of
the session was devoted to the passage
of private pension bills.
$37.50 Kitchen Range $30
YOU SAVE $7.50.
i Steel Ranges, with high closet, and guaranteed for 20 years.
$37.50 value special at $30.00
The body of this range is made of the very best polished
i steel, lined with heavy asbestos and cold rolled steel. Oven
made of one piece of steel, flanged in the middle at bottom,
making it airtight. It is so constructed that it gives quick
results with very little fuel. Special $30.00
$25.00 COOK STOVE $18.50.
An excellent stove; has four holes, weighs 255 pounds.
TOR $7.75 WE'LL SELL YOU
The famous No. S Cook Stove, that has four holes.
$41.50 "Quick Meal" Ranges
A well-known line of these popular Steel Ranees at a
price which saves the buyer $7.00 of tlic purchase money for
other uses. Worth while elif
Dinner Sets --Special Prices
60-piece "White Dinner Set, special 3.60
100-piece White Dinner Set, special $o.7o
BO-piccc Decorated Dinner Set JM.lo
100-piece Decorated Dinner Set $7.95
"Elite" Egg Plates 20c and 30i
Cut Glass Prices Evenly
Split -You Save Half
Water Tumblers, value $14.00; special at, dozen. .. .$
Whisky Tumblere, value $9.00: special at, dozeu..
Wines, value $14.00: special at, dozen $
Cocktails, value SlO.oO; special at, dozen i$
Cordials, value $13.00; special at, dozen S
Saucer Champagnes, value $22.00; special at, dozen 11,
Goblets, value $24.00; special at, dozen 12
Finger Bowls, value $17.00; special at, dozen S
Water Bottles, value $3.50: special at, each $ 1
Handled Decanters, value $7.00 : special at. each . . . . 3
Decanters, value $li.OO; special at, each $ 3
Plates, 5-inch size, value $12.50; special at, dozen S 6
A HUNDRED-PIECE HAVILAND CHINA DINNER SET
Sells for $25.00
Very beautifully decorated, a splendid set of high-class wave.
A rare bargain for the lucky purchaser who becomes its new
IF IN DOUBT-ASK THE COOK. HER
No matter who officiates as cook at your house, she or he
is sure to appreciate the savings indicated by these prices.
Compare the values, please, with those exploited by minor
stores, and you'll readily recognize the maintenance of su
periority by the Olds, Wortman & King establishment in
value-giving and bargain-making.
SPECIAL SALE OP TOILET SETS.
6-piecc Decorated Toilet Sets special, set 1.95
10-piccc Decorated Toilet Sets special, set 2.25
12-piece Decorated Toilet Sets, with jars spc'l, sct...$3.95
SPLENDID SILVERWARE IN THE SALE.
Extra good Plated Silverware
6 each Knives and Forks, set .v. $1.35
Teaspoons, set 50 ?
Tablespoons, set .- 9S
Forks, set " 9S
Dessert Spoons, set 93
Sugar Shells, each 15
Butter Knives, each 1 :. 20
Berry Spoon?, each : 49
The Magic Metal Shiner is one of the most useful cloths
ever made for cleaning and polishing silverware
special, each 10
Elite Enameled Ware, Covered Berlin Kettles
90c kind 60 p $1.00 kind
$1.25 kind 84 $1.50 kind
$1.75 kind $1.17 .
Granite Iron Salt Box. 30c
Granite Iron-handled Bake,
Granite Iron Berlin Kettle,
Granite Iron 3111k Pan, 2-
Granite Iron Windsor Sauce
Pans. 6' -quart 53c
Granite Iron-llppod Sauce
Pans, -quart 10c
Granite Iron No. S Tea
Kettles, special 05c
Granite Iron Xo. 9 Tea
Kettles, special SOc
Bread Boxes -12c
Fry Pans - 10
Flour Sifters 12c
Biscuit Pans 10c
Cuspidors; -white lined ....12c
Long-handled Dust Pans. .10c
Pepper Box Dredgers lc
Covered Chamber Pails... 40c
Mop Sticks luc
Carpet Beaters lie
Mrs. Potts Irons, set 03c
$1.25 Food Choppers 00c
Wire Dish ilops 7c
Kettle Knobs, each ...... lc
Mincing, Knives 5c
Wire Egg Whips .......... 2c
Potato Mashers 3c
Asbestos Mats 3c
Galvanized Water Pails.. .ISc
Tin Water Pails 12c
Clothes Lines. 53 feet 10c
Cooking Spoons 3c
Jejly Cake Tins , 4c
Dish Pans 20c
Can Openers Co
CoiTco Pots ioc
Tin Teaspoons, per doz.... Tc
Tin Tablespoons, per doz..l4c
Paper Holders, each Tc
HOURLY SALES L!joug! HOURLY SALES
TO CURE A COLD I ONE DAY.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Qnloico Tablets.
DrtiRRlsts refund money if It fails to cure.
T3. XV. GROVE'S signature 1 on each box. 23:.
is used twice-a-day you will have
white teeth, hard gums, clean
mouth, pure breath, good diges
tion, good health. Listen to your
dentist's advice. He knows best.
Ib faaadj- metal c&bs or bottles, 25c-
D' Gravis' Ttoih PwdirCo.
Positively cured by tbM
They also relieve Dwtroa fe-OKi Djrpcpem,
Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per
fect remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drewau
DCS s, Bad Taste the Moats, Coated Teogat
Pain ia the Side. TORPID LIVER. Tfasy
Regukte tfee BoweU. Purely VsfBtaHe.
mall PW. maN Doaa
1 9 to 1 0 A. M.
CHILDREN'S $1.50 SHOES 89c.
Children's fine kid Lace Shoes, made with
heavy hand-lurncd sole, fancy velvet lace
stay, spring heels. Our $L50 value
special sA the pair 89
BOYS' 35c BLOUSE WAISTS 15c
An assortment of boys! Blouse "Waists, in
medium and light shades, good wash ma
terial, regular value 35c
special, each .156
LADIES AND MISSES' GOLP GLOVES
A fine assortment of ladies' and misses'
Golf Gloves, in all colors, our 65c and
75c values special for one hour only at,
the pair 42d
Cut Glass Sugar and Creams, special,
the pair $3.60
65c HAT PINS 15c.
Fancy peacock eye Hat Pins, in a Tariety
of designs; pins well made, with extra
long stems, values to 6oc
special at, each. 15
30c Paper Napkins, special,
package of 100 for o
1 0 to II A. M.
15c PERCALES 10c
100 pieces best quality Percales, yard wide,
newest Spring patterns, light and dark
colorings, Tegular value 15c
special, the yard 1X)
25c BREAD KNIVES 12c
Bread Knives, 7V-inch blade, bolstered
handles, extra good, value 25c
special, each 12
20c Shell or Amber Bone Hair Pins,
special, the dozen 12
WOMEN'S SOc LACE LISLE HOSE 29c
Black Imported Lace Lisle Hose, assorted
patterns, regular 50c value
special, the pair 29
COMBINATION P00KETB00KS 19c
Combination P"ockctbooks for women or
girls, values to 59c special at, each.19
LACE TURNOVERS 6c.
Lace Turnovers, some straight around,
some divided with tabs, regular 15c to
35c values special at, each 6
WOMEN'S 75c RUBBERS 38c.
Women's Storm or Low-Cut Rubbers, made
by the Goodyear Co.; medium narrow
toe. Regular 75c value
special at, the pair 39
None sold to dealers.
II to 1 2 A. M.
$1.50 solid baclc real ebony Hair Brushes,
50c Elite Enameled Kettles, special. ..30p
BELT BUCKLES FOR 10c.
Metal Belt Buckles, in French gray, ox
idized and gilt, values to 50c
special at, each 10
Dr. Scott's $1.00 Electric Hair Brushes
special, each 65
Lightweight Dress Shields, in white, for
Sunnier- wear, special, pair 10 5
MEN'S ?3.b0 TO $5.00 SHOES $2.39.
Men's Shoes, made of patefit kid and colt,
box calf, vclour calf and gunmetal leath
ers, values from $3.50 to $5,00
special at, the pair $2.39
GERMAN APPLIQUE SQUARES HALT
Travelers' sample line of German Applique
Squares, 32-inch size, in plain or scal
loped borders or open or plain centers.
Regular prices 40c to $2.00
special at, each Half Price
2 to 3 P. M.
I to 2 P. li.
Box of three cakes Toilet Soap Oatmeal,
Witchhazcl, Glycerine, etc
spcci al 10(5
85c LEATHER BELTS, 19c.
A line of Soft Crush Leather Belts; values
to S5c special at, each 19 $
OATMEAL BOWLS, 7c
Very fine German China, decorated with
choice floral and gold designs; value at,
the dozen, $L20 special, each 7
WOMEN'S $3.00 SHOES, $1.59.
Women's Fine Kid Lace Shoes, light-weight
solcj patent tip, military heel, circle
foxed; well made and lined. Our $3.00
value special at, the pair $1.5rJ
White Waxed Paper, 24 sheets in roll, size
1?t19 special 4
MEN'S GOLD WATCH CHAINS, $1.25.
Men's Fine Gold-Filled Watch Chains; our
$1.75, $2.00 and $2.25 values special,,
at, each ?1.25
BOYS' 75c GOLP SHIRTS, 49c.
Boys' Golf Shirts, in tan. blue and light
effects; one pair of detached cuffs; bc-t
value ever offered at 75c special at,
4c roll Toilet Paper, 5-oz. sizi special,
each, 2 l-2 or, dozen 30$
S2.75 LACE CURTAINS, $1.68.
200 pairs Lace Curtains, Brussels effect; 54
inches wide, yards long; regular
value, $2.75 special, one hour onb,
the pair $1.68
CHILDREN'S JACKETS, 79$.
Odd hit of Children's Jackets, made cf all
wool materials; colors blue, red, brown
and green; ages 3 to 6 years; regular
prices to $G.00-:-special at, each 79
TRIMMED HATS, $2.79. .
Three dozen pretty new Silk Hats, trimmed
with poppies, forget-me-nots, roses,
aigrettes and fancy wings; can be Worn
all Summer; values from $7.50 to $S
special, for one hour onljv $2.79
LADIES' $11 .CG CHATELAINE
Ladies' Fine Enamel Chatelaine Watches,
yarions colors of blue, green, turquoise,
red, etc, with fine gold-filled centers;
stem wind and stem set; fully guaranteed.
Our $11.9S values special at, en..J)i5 .9S
44-inch Silk and Wool Crepe de Chine, in
All evening and street colors; regular
$1.50 value special for one hour,
3 to 4 P. M.
85c CREPE DE CHINES 69e YARD.
24-inch all silk Crepe de Chine, in white,
black and all colors, rcgularS5c value
special for one hour only, yard 69i
75c set Shell Back and Side Combs,
CHIC VEILINGS WORTH $1.00 10c.
A lot of odds and ends in Veilings; grays,
black or white dots. Values from 35c
to $L0O special at, the yard 10
, ORIENTAL LACES HALF PRICE.
Oriental Laces, in cream and white, from
10 to 13 inches wide. Our $1.00 to $3.50
values spec'l for one hour at.Half Price
3 to 4 P. M.
22.00 DINNER SETS $15.50.
The latest in German China Dinner Sets,
very thin, beautifully decorated with neat
rose design in natural color. Regular
value $22.00 special, the set.. .$15.50
ANOTHER SENSATIONAL MILLINERY
x $2.75 AND $3.00 HATS FOR 9c.
About four dozen ready-to-wear Hats,
worth $2.75 and $3.00
special for one hour
WOMEN'S 75c UNION SUITS 38c.
White Lisle Union Suits, high neck, ion"
sleeves, half-open front. Regular value
75c special 38
4 to 5 P. M.
S1.50 CAMBRIC GOWNS FOR 97c.
Women's fine Cambric Gowns, with square
yoke, made with 14 clusters of tucks, cm
broidery in front and embroidery edging
at neck and sleeves. Our $1.50 value
special at, each 97
WOMEN'S $3.00 SHOES $1.59.
Women's plump kid Lace Shoes, made with
extension soles, patent tip, military heel,
black fair stitched. Our $3.00 value
special at, the pair $1.59
oc package plain, smooth-finish white wove
Envelopes, special 2 l-2
15c MOIRE TAFFETA RIBBONS 5c.
Moire Taffeta Ribbons, from 1 inch to 1
inches in width, worth up to 15c yard
fbr one hour only at, yard.... J5$
WOMEN'S $1.75 JULIETTES $1.24.
Women's fine kid "Comfort" Juliettes,
patent tip, low broad heel, best grade of
elastic. These shoes are recognized as
the greatest comfort shoes made. Our
$1.75 value special at, the pair.. $1.24 :)
19c FOR POMPONS AND WINGS
WORTH FROM 98c TO $1.75.
Poroponsand Wings, new pretty shades,
something to freshen your hat. Values
from OSc to $1.75 special, each 19
35c CRYSTAL TOP HAT PINS 19c.
Fancy cut Crystal Top Hat Pins, assorted
colors; well made pm backs with long pin
stems. Our 35c value
special at, each ,