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TIIE MORNING OREGOXIAX, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1906.
Found by Member of Staff
With Newspaper Clutched
. . in His Rigid Hand.
DEATH NOT BY VIOLENCE
Watchdog of the Imperial Household
I ad Retired for a Brief Rest''
After Seeing His Master'
Off on a Cruise.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 16. General
TrepofT, feeling relieved of the trying duty
of protecting his imperial master, who
left last Thursday on a cruise to BJorko,
at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon retired
to his cabinet and gave orders that he
should not be disturbed until dinner was
served. When at 7:30 o'clock dinner was
announced, General Trepoff did not an
swer the call and finally a member of his
staff at S o'clock knocked at the door of
his cabinet. Receiving no reply, he en
tered and found the General lying
stretched out at the foot of his couch
with a newspaper in his hand, dead.
It was plain that he had died soon after
he retired to the cabinet. He had been
lying three hours where he fell. Although
he died a natural death, the threat of
the revolutionists last Winter that he
would not die by being shot or blown up
with a bomb, but would be killed In his
own bed, Is clearly brought to mind.
General Orloff, who was General Trep
off's temporary successor while Trepoff
was taking a short rest recently, will be
rucceeded by General De Dloulin, ex
Prefect of Police of St. Petersburg, as
temporary commandant of the palace,
the Emperor having telegraphed this or
der from BJorko. The appointment, how
ever. Is in nowise permanent.
The post commandant of the imperial
palace Is a special appointment made by
the- Emperor, and is always held by a
strong and loyal man. Among the can
didates for the position Is General Orloff,
who was named to replace General
Fkallon as Governor-General of Warsaw,
but was not anxious to leave a court
post for one so fraught with danger. Gen
eral Mossoloff, chief of the Imperial
chancellory, also is a powerful candidate,
but General de Dioulln, who with General
Trepoff has been in charge of the main
tenance of order In St. Petersburg during
the big strikes, seems most likely to be
given the post.t
Emperor Nicholas and Empress Alex
andra have sent telegrams of condolence
to Mme. Trepoff. It is not yet known
whether the Emperor will attend the fun
eral, or whether the fetes of the Chev
alier Guard will be postponed. The fun
eral is not expected to take place until
Emperor Nicholas returns to Peterhof.
PEASANTS ATTACK STEWARD
Buildings and Haystacks Burned In
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 17. (Special.)
Reports were received here yesterday of
on outbreak on the great Arnshanoff es
tates. In the government of Samara, In
which a small army of peasants treach
erously attacked the steward of the es
tate and his assistants. Many people
The peasants had gathered to negotiate
with the officials In the distribution of
allotments. An attack upon the officials
had been prearranged and at a given
signal 700 of the peasants appeared with
guns and bombs. They attacked and
wounded the officials, and then set fire
to the buildings, haystacks and other
property, looting such buildings as con
The keepers armed and attacked the
mob, firing several volleys and killing a
number. Troops were hurried to the
scene and restored order, after a fight
In which many were killed.
DEATH TO BE BY SHOOTING
Ringleader of Recent Mutiny of
Sappers Is Sentenced.
KIEFF, Sept. 16. A court-martial to
day sentenced. Lieutenant Shdanovski, of
the fifth battalion sappers, ringleader of
the recent mutiny of sappers, to death by
Wltte Not In Fear of Assassins.
HOLBERG, Sept. 16. Count Wltte, ex
Prime Minister of Russia, who Is being
treated here for polypi of the nose, is
much annoyed at the utterly untrue re
port published In the United States that
an attempt was made on his life by an
anarchist named Rosenberg at Sedan
Saturday. Count Wltte Is taking no pre
cautions to guard against an attack, as
he is not In fear of anyone. He Is out
of Russian public life now, his friends
say, and Is not regarded as the object
of a terrorist plot. Count Wltte will re
main here until the end of the month.
Penalty for Dodging Service.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 16. Accord
ing to an Imperial decree issued today
persons perslstlngly refusing to serve
time in the army are rendered liable to
loss of personal and civil rights and to
some four to six years service In the
disciplinary battalion, or the loss of
civil rights alone and from four to six
years penal servitude.
Warsaw Police Find Bombs.
WARSAW, Sept. 18. The police today
discovered the headquarters of the revo
lutionists in Lesznos street and seized a
supply of bombs and weapons and im
Two terrorists were . executed In the
Successor to General Trepoff.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 16. General
De Deoulin. ex-Prefect of St. Ptersburg,
will succeed the late General Trepoff as
commandant of the Imperial palace.
DERAILED ATJ3AD SWITCH
Passengers on San Pedro Road Are
Given Severe Shake-TJp.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16.-J5erailed by a
defective switch from the throw-rod of
which a nut had fallen or been malicious
ly removed, overland train No. 1, on the
San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail
road, southbound from Salt Lake, was
badly damaged at Helen Station, between
Daggett and Cotton, today, but none xf
the 200 passengers or crew was Injured.
Several persons were slightly brutBed by
being thrown from their Pullman berths.
An examination made by General Man.
ager Wells, who was on board No. 1 at
the time of the accident, showed that the
loss or removal of the nut had left the
switch unlocked. The two heavy locome.
tives pulling the desert train kept the
main track, as did the Pullmans, but the
last coach took to the siding. Engineer
Arthur Smith applied the air, stopping
the train within eight engine-lengths.
The locomotives left the rails, one of
them coming to a stop at right angles
to the track. The Standard and the day
coaches also were derailed, but not over
turned. Several "rescues" were made by
passengers, but these were of a humorous
rather than a thrilling nature.
A special sent out from Los Angeles
brought the delayed travelers Into this
DEFAULTER IS LOCATED
Head of Large Georgia Cotton Firm
Agrees to Face Charges.
ATLANTA, Qa., Sept. 16. Thomas W.
Alexander, head of the largest cotton
firm in Augusta, who several months
ago disappeared after having defaulted a
sum approximately J200.000, has been lo
cated In Pittsburg, Pa., and has agreed
to come to Augusta without requisition
papers. Among the losers were three of
the principal banks, to which Alexander
owed about J160,000.
Alexander was president of the Com
mercial Club, the business men's institu
tion; of several social organizations, and
a church officer and a member of the
Board of Police Commissioners at the
time he left Augusta. He was one of six
members of the board who elected the
lieutenant who has gone to Pittsburg to
bring him back for trial. The cotton firm
of which he was the head was one of
the largest in Georgia.
Investigation after he left developed
the fact that' warehouse certificates had
been given by him for 2000 bales of cot
ton when there were only about a dozen
bales In stock. The bank had taken
these certificates on Alexander's word
and without making a personal Investigation.
GAMBLER MURDERS A BOY
Angry Because Messenger Bumped
Him at Dance.
GOLDFIELD, Nev.. Sept. 16. John
Morlta was shot to death by Jack Thomp
son, a gambler, this morning. Morltz was
a messenger for the telephone company
and had occasion to go to one of the
notorious daneehalls of the redlight dis
trict. There It Is said he accidentally
bumped Into Thompson, who was danc
ing. Thompson swore at him and threat
ened that he would fix the boy later.
About 3 o'clock in the morning Morltz
was passing by a saloon on his wheel
when Thompson drew a pistol and fired,
one shot striking Morlt in the hip. He
fell from bis machine and Thompson de
liberately walked to the fallen boy,
leaned over him and delivered another
Excitement is at a high pitch and there
Is talk of lynching. - Moritz was well
known. His home was In St. Paul, his
mother living at 603 Van Buren street.
LOSES CONTROL OF ENGINE
Freight Engineer Rams His Train
Into Rear of Excursion Train.
PIQUA, Ohio, Sept 16. A collision oc
curred here today between a heavily
loaded Panhandle freight train and a Cin
cinnati, Hamilton & Dayton excursion
train bound from Cincinnati to Lima.
Both trains were eastbound. The excur
sion train was standing on the siding
waiting orders, the engine being partially
on the main track.
The" engineer of the freight train did
not note this fact until he was too near
to avoid the crash. He evidently lost
control of his engine and it struck the
excursion train engine, tearing it loose
from the coaches and carrying it. a dis
tance of 200 yards, entirely across the
bridge spanning the Miami River.
Lester Eycher, a 12-year-old boy.
Jumped from the passenger train and
was killed. Two other young men, one a
brother of the Eycher lad, were severely
FATAL MINE ACCIDENT
Crosshead Falls on Men While Being
Hoisted in Shaft.
GOLDFIELD, , Nev., Sept. 16. A fatal
accident occurred at the Truett lease, on
the Mohawk, last night, as a result of
which Thomas C. Leahy, a miner, was
killed and Peter McNulty was very seri
ously wounded. The two men, accom
panied by two other miners, were being
hoisted to the surface In a bucket. Be
fore they reached half way to the top
the crosshead from the hoist fell from
the top of the shaft, striking Leahy on
the head and crushing his skull.
The heavy timber also struck McNulty
a fearful blow. They were both held In
the bucket by their companions, but by
the time the bucket reached the surface
Leahy was dead and McNulty was In
sensible. The latter Is now in a hospital
with slight chances of recovery.
STAR TRIES NEW SPELLING
Indiana Papers Will Use 189 of 800
INDIANAPOLIS. Sep. $9. The Star
league of newspapers, the Indianapolis,
Terra Haute and Muncie Star, in tomor
row's lfsue will announce that the Star
in the three respective cities will put into
effect Tuesday morning In Its news and
editorial columns the rules of the Car
negie spelling board as recommended by
President Roosevelt In 189 out of the 300
words recommended. In the case of the
remaining 111 the Star will adhere to the
old form for the present. The announce
ment concludes as follows:
"And .yet no reform can be pushed
ahead more rapidly than It can carry
public sentiment andi popular usage be
hind It. Therefore, the Star will not
adopt those of the Carnegie forms which
seem too revolutionary or offensive to the
ROTHERMEL DEAD IN BED
Brother of Investment Bondbroker
Who Killed Himself.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 16. Frederick
L. Rothermel. a partner and elder brother
of William G. Rothermel, the Investment
bondbroker who committed suicide six
weeks ago by taking cyanide of potassi
um at the time when his financial affairg
were at a crisis, was found! dead at his
home today. The circumstances are
similar to those surrounding bis brother's
death, and the Coroner has ordered an
Investigation. Rothermel was apparently
In good health when he retired last night.
Convention of Theosophlste.
CHICAGO, Sept. 16. The 20th annual
convention of the Theosophlcal Society,
American section, was begun here today
with more than 200 members In attend
ance. Colonel Henry Steele Olcott, of
Adyar, Canada, founder, was chairman.
He exhorted the members not to join
forces with any of the many occult movements.
Hood's Sarsaparllla purifies the blood
and strengthens Ute wkwie syitt
and Washington Sts.
THE OLDS, WORTMAN & KING STORE
Every Word in This Printed Announcement Must Be Backed Up by the Goods in the Store OLDS, WORTMAN & KING
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The Store's Informal Autumn Fashion Open
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We beg to announce to the ladies of Portland, and all others interested in
the changes of fashion and the first general gathering of Autumn styles,
that the Store will hold its annual
Informal Opening Display of FALL MERCHANDISE
Particularly Gowns, Wraps and Millinery, on Tuesday
and Wednesday of This Week, September 18th and 19th
Two days of information. 'At this time, as usual, Olds, Wortman & King will show the authoritative modes
for Autumn and all of the changes in dress and styles that are correctly new for the Fall and Winter of
1906-7. Apparel found at Olds, Wortman & King's is neither the unsanctioned extreme in newness which soon
passes out, nor the commonplace but always the MODE. In the charmingly and tastefully arranged salons
on the second floor we shall show, amid most beautiful and impressive settings, what will prove to be the
mo6t comprehensive gathering of fashionable apparel for women of critical taste in dress ever shown in Port
land, or the Northwest, unquestionably demonstrating again the indisputable leadershirt of this great Style
House as arbiter of fashions aud DICTATOR OF MODES AMONG WESTERN STORES.
In the Annex-Second Floor--The Millinery Opening
will add brilliancy to the event. We offer no apologies for omitting the formal openings this Fall. The rea
sons are obvious and logical. An army does not 6ton in the midst of battle for a dress parade, neither can
this store pause in the midst of unprecedented September business to give way to mere "show days." If
you were promised a view' of a great and powerful engine, wouldn't you prefer to see the gleaming, glisten
ing giant in motion 1 Of course you would. Just so you'll enjov the Fall's informal openings all the better
because you'll find us all "on the move" full of life and business. TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT
OLDS, WORTMAN & KING'S WILL BE DAYS FOR SEEING FOR SHOPPING AND FOR .ECONO
MIES WOBTH WHILE. Plan to come both days. No music, but pretty decorative effects will be used as set
tings for Fashion's gems in the surpassing style exhibit. , .
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PRICES CLIPT CLOSE TO THE
IN A GREAT
Three-Day Sale of Autumn
THAT STARTS TODAY,
Annex Fifth Street First Floor.
We inaugurate this- morning a sale of Dress Stuffs
sure to set all Portland talking eve it ends on Wednesday
at closing time. It's the beginning of a new season's
effort, backed by a strenuous determination to more than
ever associate in the minds of every Portland woman the
name of Olds, Wortman & King and fine dress fabrics at
prices which prove 'em unmatchable values. Both black
and colored dress goods are embraced in this
READ THE ITEMS.
62, 54 and 56-inch RAIN-PROOF CLOTHES All the
latest weaves and colors; a fine opportunity to get your
Raincoat at a saving the commencement of the season.
Regular $2.00 grade. Special for 3 days only, yd. $1.64
Regular $2.50 grade. Special for 3 days only, yd. $2.13
Imported French Serges and Silk-Finished Prunellas.
These popular fabrics, street and dressy Suits are un
matchable values; all the new shades here to choose from.
Regular $1.00 grade. Special for 3 days, yard.... 820
Regular $1.25 grade. Special for 3 days, yard. . . .S1.03
Regular $1.50 grade. Special for 3 days, yard. . . .$1.21
BLACK DRESS GOODS SECTION.
The coming season Dame Fashion claims is to be a
Black Goods Season. To start the rush we offer for 3
days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday $1.50 values
in English Serges, Worsteds, Herringbone Serge, 52 inehes
wide. Special for 3 days only, per yard $1.19
$1.75 values. Special for 3 days only, per yard . .$1.36
Imported' Turkish Mohairs; specially made for hard serv
ice; beautiful fast black. Our regular $2.50 grade.
Special only, per yard $1.97
A "Royal" Bargain in
Annex Second Floor.
Royal Worcester straight
lengthening front " Corset, high
bust, Princess hips, long back,
hose-supporters . attached at
sides and in front. Made of
white or drab coutille. Sizes
from 18 to 30. Regular $1.50
value, special at $1.19
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The store has need of more helpers; salesfolk who
want and would appreciate good, steady year
'round occupation, in that most fascinating and
dignified profession of "salesmanship," at profit
able remuneration and surrounded by agreeable,
comfortable, cheerful associations and companion
ships. This store does not offer the "jobs" adver
tised by some houses, but rather POSITIONS, and
can use a large number of experienced and earnest
salespeople at good salaries in Women's Suits and
Wraps, Millinery, Shoes, Men's Furnishings, Lin
ings and other departments. Apply this morning
to Superintendent on First Floor.
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The Youngsters Go Racing Back to
School This Morning
Are all their needs provided for? Remember, folks, this
store is the GRAND CENTRAL DEPOT FOR SCHOOL
SUPPLIES. You can fill every want here; save running
'round, and save also a part of the price you'd pay else
where for the mates of the little school tools we offer you
at these little prices.
Better clip out this list and bring it with you to nudge
In the Lace Shops, First Floor
New Fancy Dress Nets A handsome assortment in pink,
blue, white and black. Price, the yard 600
Finer Grades of Dress Nets Priced at, the yard, from
$1.00 up to $6.50
New Laces and Trimmings Ready for inspection.
New Persian Trimmings and Pretty Fancy Braids in
handsome colorings and designs.
Valenciennes, Mechlin and Maltese Lace Sets are here
in complete and largest assortment shown on the
Coast. Priced as low as 20 and upwards.
New Net Bands and Appliques with Allovers to Match.
Priced at, the yard, up from 150
'Mong the New Veils and Veilings
First Floor Shops.
Veils and Hat Drapes will be more than ever the vogue
the coming season, and we're grandly prepared to meet
all wants in this line. Hat Drapes are priced from
500 to $5.00
New Chiffon Hat Drapes Priced from.. 750 to $5.00
Beautiful Veilings By the yard; in all colors, black and
white. Priced at, the yard, up from 250
Tuxedo Veilings In all colors, black and white. Priced
at, the yard, up from 250
No - Vent Petticoats
Introductory Sale $2, $1.75 Skirts $1.47
There's a new star ascending above the horizon in Petti
coat world. It's the "No-Vent" Skirt, especially de
signed for and peculiarly adapted to the "stoutish"
figure of feminine form. It has no drawstring to pucker
and draw the skirt in an unnatural manner over the
hips, causing the gown to wrinkle, but fits perfectly
smooth at waist and over hips. The top is of stockinet,
the bottom of fine mercerized satine handsomely flounced.
In order to introduce and familiarize this splendid skirt
among Portland women we offer a quantity at a special
sale price today. Splendid $1.75 and $2 values at $1.47
Leather Goods Special
Annex Sixth Street First Floor.
WOMEN'S $2.50 AND $2.75 HANDBAGS T1.D8.
Best grain-ldhther Handbags; all leather-lined; best
stitched leather handles with gilt or gunmetal trim
mings; fitted with coin-purse, in black, brown, green
and blue; regular values $2.50 and $2.75. Sp'l, $1.98
Of special interest to all devotees of Needlecraft and
collectors of Decorative Pieces for Dens or Cozy Corners.
CUSHION TOPS FOR 9c.
Cushion Tops tinted in numerous floral designs on cream
colored art material. Special at 90
Fleisher's Yarn in all colors and kinds, such as German
netting worsted, Shetland floss, Shetland zephyr, im
ported Saxony, two-fold Saxony, Germantown zephyrs,
Spanish, some in ombre and chinchilla shading.
$2.00 WOOL SHAWLS $1.47.
Ladies' fine all-wool circular Shawls, made in shell stitch
and fanoy border, either plain white or in light or
blue. Regular price $2.00; special at $1.47
First Floor School-Supply Shops.
Ruled Ink Writing Tablets, each, 15c, 10c, 9c, 8c, 6c, 50
Large size plain Pencil Tablets, each 50 and 40 .
Large size ruled Pencil Tablets, each 50
Legal Cap and Foolscap in white or yellow, each.. 100
Composition Books, each ....250, 100, 70 and 50
Students' Notebooks, each .100 and 50
Stenographers' Notebooks, each 70 and 50
Memo Notebooks," each, 25c, 15c, 10c, 5c, 4c, 3c, 2c, 10
7-11 Noiseless Slates, each 100
Plain flag Slate Pencils, two dozen 50
Soft soapstone Slate Pencils, dozen 50
Wood covered Slate Pencils, 10 ea., or 90 and 120 doz
Steel Pens, dozen 50 and 100
Penholders, each .y 50, 40, 30, 20 and 10
Best Lead Pencils, rubber tips.. 5c, 4c, 3c, 2V20. 2c, 10
Common Lead Pencils, dozen 100 'and 70
Pencil Sharpeners, each 100 and 50
Rubber Erasers, each 50, 30, 20 and 10
Blackboard Erasers, each 50
Kneaded Erasers, each 50
Colored Chalk Crayons, box 50
White School Chalk, box 150 and 100
Water Color Crayons, box 50
Colored Wax Crayons, box 50, 40 and 10
Water Color Paints, transparent and indelible;
box 250, 200 and 100
Leather Book Straps, each 50
Book Carriers, each 100 and 50
Adjustable Book or Shawl Straps, each 100
Net School Bags, each 650, 350. 250 and 150
Cloth School Bags, each ; 250, 150, 1O0
Chamois Pen Wipers, each ."20
Carbon Paper 30 sheet or 350 dozen
Large sheets Blotting Paper, all colors 2 for 50
Rulers, each 20 and 50
Eye Shades, each .'. 250, 150 and 1O0
5c Bottle Ink, special 30
10c Bottle Ink, special .....60
Darning Pads, each 100
School Sponges, each 50 and 10
Pencil Boxes, each ..150, 120, 80, 50, 40 and 20
Pocket Knives, each. $2, 650, 500, 350, 250, 100
Fountain Pen Ink, bottle 250 and 1O0
$2.50 Fountain Pens. Special 31 -O0
50c Fountain Pens. Special 250
Waterman's Ideal Fountain
Pens $5, $4, $3.50, $2.50
Art Gum Erasers, each 150
Drawing Sets, regular 25c value. Special 150
Drawing Sets, regular 38c value. Special 250
Drawing Sets, regular 50o value. Special 350
Drawing Sets, regular 85c value. Special 500
Drawing Sets, regular $1 value. Special 650
15c Compasses, special 80
School Sets on cards, pencils, penholders, erasers, etc.250
Desk Sets of Pencils 600 and 350
Kindergarten Scissors, pair . . . ; 250 and 100