Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 03, 1906, Page 2, Image 2

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position when it came to a vote. Some
of those who stood out against the Presi
dent paid the penalty at the recent elec
tion. It is therefore evident that, once the
ship-subsidy bill becomes an Administra
tion measure, its enactment into law be
comes assured, and this fact more than
any other - leads to the conclusion that
the protracted fight over the principle
may be brought to a close before the end
of the short session next March. Having
already passed the Senate, the bill needs
only to go through the House and be
signed by the President in order to make
it law.
Christmas Shopping at This Store Is Easy Now These
Specials Should Help You in Choosing Your Gifts
If He. Supports
House Will Pass
Four Members of Cabinet Its
Strong Advocates.
.Fear of Effect on Election Caused
Speaker's Opposition, but He
Is Expected to Let the
House Pass It.
ington, Dec. 2. If President Roosevelt
has become convinced that the ship
builders and the shipowners of the United
States are In need of Federal assistance
It Is safe to predict that a ship subsidy
bill similar to that which passed the
Senatffln February last will be enacted
into law before the adjournment of Con
gress next March. The fate of the bill
Is entirely in the hands of the Adminis
tration. . With the President behind it,
It will almost certainly pass the House
and become a law; with the President
asaln'st It. Its doom is sealed.
Never before were condition so favor
able for the enactment of a ship-subsidy
Jaw. A bill satisfactory to the shipping
Interests has already passed the Senate
and has the indorsement of the Cabinet
officers having a direct interest in the
American merchant marine. The Post-
master-General, believing a subsidy law
will benefit the foreign mail service, ad
vocates it. The Secretary of the Navy',
seeing in this bill an opportunity of build
ing up a material naval reserve, hopes
. for Its enactment, and the Secretary of
Commerce and Labor, having jurisdiction
over all American shipping, sees great
development ahead, once the Government
. pledges its aid to American shipbuilders
ami the operators of vessels flying the
Stars and Stripes.
In addition. Secretary Root advocated
the passage of the bill in his Kansas
City speech, and his words on that oc
casion are looked upon as reflecting the
attitude of the Administration. If this
be true it is apparent that the subsidy
bill will this Winter become an "Ad
ministration measure," and In these days
"Administration measures" never fail to
become laws.
Cannon Has Held I'p Bill.
But for the determined opposition of
Speaker Cannon the subsidy bill might
have been passed by the House .during
the past session. Because of his attitude
' the committee on merchant marine was
never given an opportunity to vote. Gen
eral Grosvenor, chairman of that com
mittee, is deeply interested in this legis
lation and believes a majority of his
committee stands ready, to vote favorably
on the bill provided the Speaker with
draws his objection. This same majority
would have Voted to favorably report the
bill last session.
The Speaker's opposition to the bill is
not based so much upon its merits as
upon the political effect of its passage.
He knows the widespread opposition to
the subsidy principle that prevailed
throughout the Middle West, and he
feared that the passage of a subsidy bill
Just prior to the Congressional election
would cost the Republicans many seats
r in Congress. He is too good a party man
to make any such break, and for this
reason kept the subsidy bill in the com
mittee pigeon-hole. At that time Mr.
Cannon, like other party leaders, feared
that the November elections would leave
the Republicans with a very small ma
- Jority In the next House, and he would
not consent to any risky legislation.
Can Be Rushed Through.
Once the Speaker's objection is re
moved, the committee on merchant ma
rine is ready to take a vote, and a
majority, will make a favorable report.
The bill once reported to the House, can
be pushed through speedily or be allowed
to drag, Just as the committee on rules
shall determine, but if this bill becomes
an "Administration measure" the proba
bilities are that a special rule will be
reported providing for a vote after a
limited debate. Such a rule would also
shut out amendments.
But the election is over and it will be
nearly two years before another Con.
gress is chosen. If a subsidy bill is to
be enacted, this is the proper time, for
it would give nearly tw0 years' play to
public sentiment and in that time much
of the resentment might die out, especial
! iy if it could be demonstrated in the
next campaign that the country at large
was benefiting. True, the Speaker will
never become an enthusiastic advocate
of subsidy legislation, for he does not
believe in it. But if the President is
determined and especially urges the pass
age of the pending bill, Mr. Cannon will
withdraw his personal objection and allow
the bill to proceed on its merits.
Can Beat Down Insurgents.
The Republicans at present have a ma
jority of 112 in the House of Representa
tives. It would take 57 Republican votes,
along with a solid Democratic member
ship, to defeat an Administration meas
ure. "While there may easily be 57 Re
publicans who do not believe in or who
do not enthuse over the prospects of a
hip-subsidy law, it is very questionable
if that many Republicans would join with
the Democrats to defeat a bill that was
known to have the enthusiastic support
of the President. There would be some
Republican votes against the bill, no mat
ter what the attitude of the President,
but their number would be small if the
President showed as much interest In
. the subsidy bill as he showed in the
meat inspection bill of last session. On
that Question, it will be recalled, the
House leaders took issue with the Presi
dent, but were not able to sustain their
Agricultural Department Explains
Rules to Merchants.
ington, Nov. 26. The Department of
Agriculture, since the enactment of the
pure food law, has received many In
quiries from retail grocers and jobbers
concerning labels on canned goods now
in stock which may remain In stock on
January 1, 1907, when the new law goes
into effect. Many dealers ask whether
such goods will be affected by the new
law provided they contain nothing dele
terious to health, and others seek ad
vice about canned goods that may con
tain substances which are or believed to
be injurious. Similar letters have been
submitted by druggists regarding their
stock on hand. To all such inquiries the
department is now sending a stereotyped
reply covering the questions raised. ' The
reply is as follows:
Section (ij of Regulation 17 provides
'"The regulation rgrardin the principal
label will not he enforced until October 1,
1!K7, in the case ot labels printed and now
on hand, whenever any statement therein
contained which Is contrary to the food and
drujfs act, June o0, VMM, as to character of
contents, shall be corrected by a supplemen
tal label, stamp, or paster. All other labels
now printed and on hand may be used with
out than Re until October 1, 1907."
It is held that under this regulation labels
wnich contain statements relating to the
name or manufacturer, the place of manu
facture, etc., which are not in harmony with
the general meaning of the law may ho
u?ed if on hand on the 1st of January. 1007,
the day on which the regulations become
effective. Any statement, however, respect
ing the character of the contents which is
false or misleading Bhould be corrected a6
Indicated. The correction should secure the
obliteration of the misstatement either by
placing the supplemental label or paster
over it or obliterating it in some other way.
If the goods contain artificial color or pre
servative other than ordinary coudimenta!
substances (wilt, sugar, vinegar, wood
smoke, spices and condiments of all kinds),
that fact should appear upon the supple
mental stamp or paster. If. any of the
words required to be placed upon drugs and
foods in the specific wording of the act do
not appear upon the label, such as alcohol,
opium, etc., it is held that tne correction
must include tna enumeration of these sub
stances. If goods are packed and sealed in a car
ton which contains the bottle or nther nack-
age also scaled and labeled were not in the
nanus of the manufacturer after January
1, 1907. but had been alreadv delivered tn
the jobber or dealer, it will be held miffteient
to mark the external carton alone, provided
me gooas are sola only in the unbroken
carton. If the container, however, holds a
large number of separate packages, it will
be necessary that each of the separate
packages to be sold as such shall be labeled
with the words required SDeciflcallv bv the
It must not be foraotten that Regulation
17, section (i. Is for the. purpose of avoid
ing the expense of relabellne articles al
ready packed and branded at the time th.e
regulations go into effect and which nec
essarily could not have been so packed and
branded with any intent to evade the pro
vlFlons of the law. and it is exnecteri that
jobbers and dealers will do everything in
their power to bring the packages now on
band into as close harmony with the pro
visions or tne act and the regulations. made
thereunder as possible.
aii articles in the hands of manufac
turers, jobbers and dealers on the 1st day
of January, 1007, which are sold wboily
within the state In which thev are found
on that date are exempt from the provis
ions of the act. Thus the use of the sud-
ple mental label, stamp or paster is required
oniy on innse articles which on or after the
1st day of January, l'J07, enter interstate
commerce or are offered for sale in the
District of Columbia and the territories. It
is believed that the provisions of Regula
tion 17, section (i), can be complied with
without great annoyance and expense. It
will be deemed sufficient if the supplemen-
im jiasLers laneis are aiiacnea at tne
time tne roods are sh limed bevond the
state line, that im. they need not necessarily
De aiiacnea to such article on the 1st day
of January, but at any time thereafter
when prepared for interstate commerce.
Thus the lahor of meeting this requirement
win oe aistriuutea accord ine to the exieen-
cies of actual trade. On and after Octobor
1. 1007. the mbels must be originally prop
erly printed, and no further amendment
will be considered.
In another ruling, asked for bv the
flour-milling interests, the Secretary of
Agriculture says :
The mixing of rye flour and wheat flour
Is not prohibited bv law nmvirier!
the package Is marked "compound"
r "mixture," the word standing
lone and without Qualification. and
also If the label contain the information
which shows that it is properly branded.
The mixture may also be denominated a
oiend" if rye flour and wheat flour he re
garded as like substances. It is held tnat
this information in the case mentioned
would be a statement of the lnsrredients
used In makine the compound. It Is fur
ther held that the use of an ingredient in
smaii quantity simply for the purpose of
naming it In the list of ingredients would
be contrary to the Intent of the law, and
therefore that the ingredients must be ustd
in quantities which would justify the ap
pearance of their names upon the label.
The statement made of the constituents
used should be of a character to Indicate
plainly that .the article ts a compound,
mixture, or blend.
It is evident from the above explanation
that the naming of a mixture of this kind
rye flour" would be plainly a violation of
the law and the regulations made there
under. Use of Preservatives in Meats.
For the purpose of preventing the use
in interstate or foreign commerce of meat
or meat-food products which are unsound.
unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise un
fit for human food. Regulation SO is here
by amended as here given. This amend
ment shall become effective at once.
Regulation 39 (a) No meat or meat
food product for Interstate commerce, or for
foreign commerce except as hereinafter
''provided, shall contain any substance which
lessens Its wholesomeness, or any drug,
chemical, harmful dye, or preservative,
other than the preservatives common salt,
sugar, wood smoke, vinegar, pure spices,
and, pending further inquiry, saltpeter. No
dye, unless specifically authorized by a
Federal statute, shall be used in any meat
food product prepared for interstate or for
eign commerce, until the use of such dye
has been specifically authorized by the
Secretary of Agriculture. The department
is conducting careful investigations into the
effect of various dyes upon meat and meat
food products, and, while the investigation
of all dyes is not completed, it has ben
demonstrated that certain dyes do not ren
der meat and meat-food products unsound,
unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise un
fit for human food. The names of harmless
dyes which may be used will be communi
cated to the inspectors in charge from time
to time as the investigation progresses, and
no meat or meat-food product which con
tains a dye whose use has not been ap
proved by the Secretary of Agriculture shall
be marked "Inspected and Passed" or al
lowed in interstate or foreign commerce.
Inspection and sampling of prepared meat
and meat-food products by department em
ployes aha'l be conducted In such manner
and at such times as may be necessary to
secure a rigid enforcement of this regula
tion. b) In accordance with the direction of
the foreign purchaser or his agent, meat
and meat-food products prepared for ex
port may contain, preservatives In propor
tions which do not conflict with the laws of
the foreign countries to which they are to
be exported.
When such meat or meat-food products
are prepared for export under this regula
tion they shall be prepared in compartments
of the establishment separate and apart
from those in which meat and meat-food
products are prepared according to para'
araph (a) of this regulation, and such prod
ucts shall be kept separate and shall be
labeled with special trade labels, approved
by the Secretary of Agriculture, and indi
cating that buch products are for export
only. Special export certificates will be 1b- I
The Linen Aisle
NEW IMPORTATIONS in fine satin
finish Damask and English Marseilles
BEDSPREADS, full sized, with
fringe, prieed at dJ ff
S20.00 to. pt.JJ
holidays; Richardson's make; sheer,
and cambric finish, three qualities, all
specially priced at, yard, q J ff
$1.50, $1.25 and.....P-lL'
HUCK TOWELING, Richardson's fine
washed linen huck, in plain or fancy
jacquar.d designs, at, the - Qw
yard, $1.50, and as low as. . ?C
the construction of neat and f
durable house waists, the yard OUC
Muslinwear and
BABIES' SACQTJES, knitted, of fine wool,
come in plain white or with pink or blue
border; also sacques made of fine all
wool flannel, trimmed with ribbon, and
. edged with fancy stitching. Reg- C 0
ular 65c value, special today
WOMEN'S PETTICOATS, of fine.whii,e
cambric, with deep flounce and three
. clusters of tucks of three rows each, and
finished, with 9-inch embroidery edging.
Regularly $2.75 each, QQ
$7.50 Tailored Hats
Sell for $2.49 Each
Drastic price-cutting in the
Millinery Section now, for we
are intent on selling all our
millinery while you can. use it
best. . Smart tailored Hats,
neat, fetching shapes, worth
regularly as high as $7.50
each ;
today . . T. . . . .
All Pattern Hats are selling
now at half former prices.
All Trimmed Hats in this
Store are reduced one-fourth.
See These Kerchiefs
ALL-LINEN KERCHIEFS, with embroidered and
hemstitched edges; 15c, 25c, 30c and up from..50
INITIAL KERCHIEFS, of pure, linen, Richardson's
make, hemstitched; 25c each, or box of 6.. $1.25
FINE INITIAL KERCHIEFS, hemstitched, 35c
grade; box of 6. . $1.50
CROSSBAR KERCHIEFS, all linen; 65c, 35c, 28c,
25c and 15C
special values at, each, 35c, 25c, 20c, 17c, 15c, l'Vic
and - 10
COLORED CHECK KERCHIEFS, the latest fad iu
women's Handkerchiefs; splendid assortment; spe
cial value, ready today, each 40
75c Mufflers 53c
Men's Shop, Sixth Street, First Floor.
A fine worsted Muffler, with chest pro
tectors and earlaps, combined. Can be
worn with or without the earlaps ;
sweater neck. Comes in plain colors
or pin s.tripes; the $1 grade ZQn
for 73c, and 75c ones JJ-
medium weight, derby ribbed; shirts
have French neck and the drawers have
double seat; comes in natural, gray,
blue, tan and pink; a regular QEn
$1.25 value, today, only 7J.
SMOKING JACKETS, come in navy
blue grounds, with white flecked dots,
plaid lining; . collars and cuffs. The
best $5.50 value made, 37
with, double soles and high spliced
heels, one of our very best three-for-a-dollar
grades ; today, the Of-pair
sued for meat-food products of thts charac
ter, and. If the products are not exported,
under no circumstance shall they be al
lowed to enter domc-atlc trade.
The law permits the use, under the above
restrictions, of preservatives in meat and
meat-food products for export, but does not
permit the use of any dye or coloring mat
ter not permitted in meats prepared for in
terstate trade. Neither is there in the law
any authority for allowing; a trade label for
use in export trade which , is not permitted
in interstate trade.
F. E. Hyde, American liawyer.
PARIS. Dec. 2. Frank E."Hyde, for
merly of Hartford, Conn., died here to
day. Mr. Hyde was one ot the most
prominent American lawyers In Paris.
He was a member of the firm of Hyde
& Harper, the principal counsel In the
famous Evans and Jill cases.
Women9 s $1 Underwear 78c
White or natural Merino Pants
and Vests, -medium weight
goods, nicely finished; a gar
ment that sells regularly for
$1 the garment; spe
cial for today, only...
Women's cream- tinted, fine
ribbed Cotton Vests andPants,
a very soft, fine garment; they
are for fleshy women, being
sizes 7, 8 and 9; 60c yO
value ; special
Women's Merode Union Suits
natural merino; good Winter
weight ; our best $1.Z5
suit, special, suit....
Children's black cashmere Hose; seamless; splendid values at 2oc
35c, 40c and
Children's Wear
GIRLS' SWEATERS, in all-wool yarn,
Norfolk style, with belt, and trimmed
with fancy pearl buttons, ages 6 to 14
vcars,' regular $2.00 values, d f O Q
special :...
pieces and Scarfs, white embroidering be
tween double rows of fine hemstitching.
Sizes from ti'inch doilies to 32-inch cen
terpieces. Regular prices 25c to 1 "7f
$2.50 each, now $1.67 to M. I K.
I "
Silk Raincoats in plain colors or fancy plaids and
6tripes, swagger, loose-fitting models, made of noth
ing but dependable quality silks. Regular prices,
$22.50 to $42.50 each; today One-Fourth Less.
Silk Petticoats Splendid Christmas Gifts-, here in a
plentiful assortment; $5.00
to :
$1 Dress Goods 81c
Fifth Street Annex, First Floor.
All-wool Panamas, in 50, 52 and 54-inch
widths, the best wearing fabric made
for walking suits, etc. You have all
the wanted shades to choose from, and
it's priced like this: $1.50 grade for
$1.19; $1.25 quality for 98c, O 1 n
and the $1 grade for Oil,
Silk Department
For today, Tuesday and Wednesday1
we offer 2800 yards of all-silk Japs, for
'linings and fancy work; come in 24
and 27-inch widths; very spe- OQ
cial, the yard, at 7C
SCARFS. This is the favorite fabric
for these faddish scarfs, and we have
the most complete assortment possible
to carry, from small, neat patterns to
the most elaborate designs; priced
at, yard, $1.00, . $1.25 gQ
Wealthy Xew Vorker Made Threats
Against President Harriman. '
NEW YORK, Dec. 2. Brook McKall. 60
years old. a wealthy retired real estate
man. was arrested at .his home in this
city late tonight because of the threats he
is alleged to" have made against E. H.
Harriman and other officials of the Union
Pacific Railroad. He was examined by
police surgeons and adjudged insane. He
will tomorrow be committed to St.
Elizabeth's, the Government Insane
When searched a threatening letter ad
dressed to President Harriman was
found. . According to the police, McKall
has been making complaints for several
weeks that he lost thousands of dollars
on account of the change in the presi
dency of the Illinois Central Railroad.
Mail Sent Underground.
CHICAGO. Dec. 2. Wagon service for
carrying mail, except registered matter,
between the general Postoffice and the
passenger railway stations in Chicago is
now a thing of the past. The Postoffice
officials today began using the tunnel
system between the general Postoffice
and the Chicago & Northwestern and the
Polk-street station. The tunnels of the
Illinois Tunnel Company are now in use
between the general Postoffice and all
the railway stations of Chicago.
Women's black Cashmere Hose;
seamless, flat woven, also
ribbed; special O
value .....2&C
AVomen's fine ribbed black
cashmere Hose, seamless; great
value for the A f
money rrUC
Women's very fine ribbed black
cashmere Hose; finished foot,
verv elastic, r"s
for" OUC
Women's extra fine cashmere
Hose, full shaped, double sole,
big value ,
Glove and Kerchief Boxes 19c
New designs in Glove and Handkerchief
Boxes, for burning, very J f
special, each.V
X 1 L
INK STANDS, on ebony or cherry base,
round glass ink well, regular Qf)s
50c value, today, special JJC
TOILET WATERS, fine import- ACZn
ed French goods, 75c bottle for &C
buy one to send to your Eastern
friends. $1.00 values, S0c
Buy "Someone" a Fur Scarf
or Set Women's Velvet Cos
tumes, Reduced One- Quarter
Fur buying in this splendid stock is different from try
ing to purchase in any other store. For ho re the selec
tion is so large, there's so many things to choose from,
that it's easy to find just what you are sure you want
And of course the store with the largest stock is in a posi
tion to make the best prices.
Fur Sets, separate Scarfs, or Muffs, of mink, baummarten,
ermine, gray or blended squirrel, silver fox, Isabella Fox,
Lynx, Persian lamb, River mink, Angora, Thibet and Rus
sian or fjable coney. i
Scarfs From $1. 75 to $85 and Sets Up to $185
Women's Velvet Suits, in elaborately beautiful models, constructed by the most
expert workers, and trimmed in exquisite taste; Eton, Eton Blouse and Half-Fit
ting Box Jacket styles; trimmed, with fancy crochet braids and buckles. Rich
costumes that sell regularly for .$28.50 to $95.00 each. Special for today
Back and
In sets of three pieces, made of shell, set
regular 85c value, special today, set
Very Special Lace Sale
MECHLIN AND MALTESE LACES, in complete sets; splendid for trimming so many
of the little things you'll be making for pretty Christmas gifts. Priced like this.
See them: .
-inch width, yard ,-8
-inch width, yard 12V2 and 15
1 inch 15, 18'and 20
REAL ARMENIAN LACES, for trimming gift Handkerchiefs; beautiful pat- Afl
terns, priced at, the yard, 75c, 60c, 50c and tUC
CLUNY LACES, for edging centerpieces,
with insertions to match; splendid for the
daintiest sort of fancy work, priced thus:
-inch width, the yard 10
2 to 2V2 inches, the yard 15 to 25
2 to 3 inches, the yard 25 to 45
4 to 6 inches wide 50 to $1.25
Indian Reservations In Oklahoma to
Be Opened for Settlement.
LAWTON, Okla., Dec. 2. Tomorrow
the Government Land Office here will
begin receiving1 bids for a million acres
of land in the Kiowa, Commanche and
Apache Indian Reservations in Okla
homa, carrying out an act of Congress,
opening the land to settlement. The
land Is spoken of as the "big pasture."
Most of it is good for farming pur
poses. .Under the law no bids of less than
(T. an acre will be considered. Each
bidder may put In as many proposals
as he desires, but the maximum amount
Ribbon Specials
Miles and miles of ribbon. Holiday
time calls for ribbon, for so many
things.' You'd better come here today
bent on ribbon buying.
No. 1 All-Silk Ribbon, yard 2C
Or the piece of 10 yards 18i
No. 14 Ribbon, all silk, the yard...3f
Or the piece of 10 yards 25
No. 2 Ribbon, all silk, thp yard..3 l-2
Or the piece of 10 yards 30
No. 1. J4 inch wide, the vard...3 1-2C
Piece of 10 yards for 30
No. inch wide, yard 4c
Piece of 10 yards for 35
No. 2, I2 inch wide, the yard 5C
Piece of 10 yards for 45C
No. 3, inch wide, the yard 6?
Piece of 10 yards for .....50c
No. o, 1 inch wide, the yavd Sc
Piece of 10 yards for 70
HAIR BRUSHES, the English rubber
cushion kind, 9oc value, '
for OOC
PIT, the game for enjoyment and ex
citement, worth 50c,
special "C
CREPE PAPER, fancy decorated, as
sorted designs, 20c value, 20c
CHAMOIS SKINS, medium size, regu
lar 10c value, special 2 2c
Silk and Lace Waists New ones, lingerie waists and.
all the new things in pretty bodices. Wouldn't you
like to come in and see the latest ones?
New Walking Skirts Just here and more coming
by every express.
New Suits in all the good models.
Side Combs
with Rhinestones and gold mounted;
43 C
1!4 inches .- 15 to 35
1 to 3 inches. 22 to 35d
214 to 3 inches 25 to 50
Especially suitable for the trimming of
fine kerchiefs, waists or any article that
needs the application of filiny, foamy laces.
Comes in widths of V to l- inches wide,
and priced at, the yard, 10c
.12V2C, 15c and
of land to be sold to any one hlddt r
will be limited to a single quarter
Campaign on White Plague.
ATLANTA. Ga., Dec. 2. The . Ameri
can Tuberculosis League under tiio
presidency of Dr. George D. Brown, of
Atlanta, is planning campaign for
the introduction in tli Legislature in
every state in the Union, of hills to
secure uniform legislation for the care
of indigent consumptives, and to pre
vent the spread of the disease.
This plan will be laid before the next
meeting of the league at Atlantic City,
In June, .1307. The co-operation ot
Government officials, National, state
and municipal, is to be asked to for
ward the measure.