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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY,- MAY 6, 1908.
PROMISES TO BE
BIG LOVE FEAST
GASOLINE LAUNCH WOLVERINE, NOW ON COQUILLE
RIVER RUN, AND, YOUNG WOMAN WHO CHRISTENED HER
0IG5 AT PINGHOT
Ridicules Prediction Forests
Will Soon Become
Interest in Coming Conference
of Governors Is
"four more days!
POKES FUN AT FORESTERS
Iepicts Tbem lolling Around Hotels
. In Green Uniforms Objects to
the Exportation of Lumber
From Idaho Forests.
WASHINGTON. May 5. Suggesting
an amendment excepting Idaho from
states In which the Secretary of Agri
culture may give permits for the ex
portation of timber from forest re
serves, Heyburn, during the debate on
the agricultural appropriation bill in
the Senate 'today, ridiculed a chart of
the forestry division which was swung
on the wall c-f the Senate chamber,
marked with statements as to the num
ber of years the forests in various
parts of the country would last.
The forestry division, he said, was
launching into the realm of prophecy
in a way that would require greater
wisdom than that possessed by the
sages of old, when it declared that a
certain section would be shorn of Its
forests in twenty, thirty or forty
years. They forget, he said, that tim
ber grows, and he declared that "the
supply of timber Is as great today as
ever in the world's history." There
was, he said, no danger of a timber
Calls Smoot a Prophet.
""moot, taking exception to the state
ment that the world's supply of tim
ber was as great as ever, Heyburn re
torted that the Senator from Utah
might consult the map on the Senate
wall as a1 guide, as he possessed "a
spirit of prophecy which he, (Hey
burn) did not possess.
"I can prove," retorted Smoot, "not
by prophecy, but by absolute figures,
that the timber of this country is being
destroyed rapidly and that there Is not
anything like the amount of timber In
this country that there was 20 or even
10 years ago."
Heyburn said he objected to the Gov
ernment setting up a lumber yard and
selling timber. He had once read a
vivid description of the emotions of
Adam on seeing the sun go down, not
knowing that It would ever rise again.
That reminded him of the feeling of
some people about the forests who did
not know that the forests would grow
Would Forbid Sale of Timber.
Burkett of Nebraska wanted to know
if the Senator from Idaho wished to
apply to all states with forest re
serves the prohibition from exporting
lumber from such states. Heyburn
said he did desire to prevent the Gov
ernment from selling Umber In any
Heading from an opinion of the Su
preme Court of the United States, Hey
burn declared that "there is no hys
teria In that branch of the Govern
ment: there are no brainstorms there."
The foresters, he said, are being sup
piled with splendid yachts, so they can
speed from one Imaginary Are to
another along the lakes of Idaho.
Foresters Gay Uniforms.
"I have seen them,'' he said, 'lolling
around the hotels of the watering
places dressed in green with cocked
hats, emulating the foresters of the
Black Forest of Germany. They have
those uniforms of pale green so they
may not be taken for a duck or some
animal, and so that they can slip, up on
the trespassers who come there to de
stroy these forests. The whole thing
has become ridiculous." v
Heyburn. reading rrom a oocument
concerning expenses of the forest re
serve, criticised statements of ex
penses as indefinite.
Smoot, holding a voluminous manu
script, said, if the Senator would refer
to any Item of expense, he would give
nlm the details.
Clark of Wyoming said that Con
gress had sent for the information and
the Department had not sent It. He
wanted to know how tne Senator from
iTtah had become the mouthpiece of the
Vaiits Department to lteport-
Heyburn said that it was singular
that the Senator from Utah had under
taken to answer questions for the De
partment that congress Tina fruitlessly
asked the Department to give.
Smoot again offering the information,
"I do not Intend to recognize the
Senator as the representative here or
the Department of Agriculture, which
is under the control of Congress. There
is no report from the Department in
accordance with the provision, of the
last appropriation bill."
Mr. Heyburn read the names of of
ficers of the American Forestry Asso
ciation, declaring that Mr. Weyer
hauser. the second vice-president,
owned or claimed more timber unlaw
fully obtained than any other man on
The Senate adjourned with the agri
cultural bill still incomplete and the
forestry question undisposed of.
MORE TROUBLE FOR PERU
Latest Uprising Is Ileporled From
, Department of Cu.co.
I.TMA, Peru, May B. Rumors have
come in here of a revolutionary uprising
In the Department of Cuzco. The insur
gents are said to be In possession of tho
City of Cuzco. Capital of the Province.
The government has decided to turn
over the political prisoners gathered in
during the last few days to a military
court for trial. It also has confiscated
the arms and ammunliion in the posses
sion of the shooting clubs of Lima. The
government forces still occupy Mamu
cana. Lnte Shipping Xews.
YOKOHAMA. May 4 Arrived Strath
Man, from Portland for Calcutta. Sailed
May 2 Monleasrlf. for Vancouver.
Port Natal. May 4. Arrived previously
Riverdalf. from Tacoma, etc., via Capetown.
Antwerp. May 3. Arrlvtd Baron t'awder.
from Portland, Or., via MoJI, Singapore
Dalny. May 4. Arrived Cymric, from
Seattle and Tacoma.
Shanghai, May 4. Arrived previously
Ashtabula, from Pan Francisco. Somerset,
Llnnlon. Or., via Nanalmo.
Mining Town Burned.
WEL.LSTON, O., May 5. Coalton, a
mining village of 1C0 inhabitants, was
visited by a fire today which consumed
the police station and several other
T. -J-jrt-T sTjr-E- r-Tiri)
MARSHFIELD, Or., May 6. (Special.)
The passenger service to Bandon,.
Coos County,. Or., has been greatly
changed by the introduction of a fast
boat on the Coquille River. Bandon, lo
cated as It la at the mouth of the Co
quille, has heretofore only been reached
by slow boats, so that an entire day was
consumed in making the trip from Coos
Bay to the little city by the sea. The
new gasoline launch "Wolverine" has Just
been put In service. At Coquille City It
meets the morning train from Marshfleld
and makes the river trip In two hours.
The fast service it Is expected will do
much to advance the business interests
of Bandon, and will be of great benefit
to the smaller towns farther inland.
The Wolverine was built at Max Lln
nerman's boatyards at Marshfleld. The
House Rejects Medical Gener
NO INQUIRY INTO MINES
Underwood Comc9 to Rescue When
Tawncy Is Cornered Republicans
Turn Democratic Filibuster
Against lis Authors. .
WASHINGTON, May 5. A lively debate
was kept up all day today In the House
on the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Repeated efforts were made by Gaines of
Tennessee and Chaney of Indiana, sup
ported by many other members, to pro
cure an appropriation for an investiga
tion looking to increased safety In mining,
and they had about got Chairman Tawney
to the point where he would consent to
an appropriation of toO.OOO when Under
wood objected, and the proposition,, for
the time- at least, was dropped.
A provision in the bill for the purchase
of over 6000 acres of land as an addition
to Fort McKinley. Philippine Islands,
based on a recommendation by General
Leonard Wood, excited severe criticism of
that officer by Fitzgerald of New York
and Battler of Pennsylvania, the former
continually referring to him as "Dr.
Wood." The provision, on motion of Hay
of Virginia, was stricken out by unani
Joke on the Democrats.
The additions to the bill today were
J100.000 for the military prison at Fort
Leavenworth. Kan., and $16,500 for an ad
dition to Fort Oglethorpe. Ga., or a total
increase to date of tl.241,000.
The three remaining hours of the ses
sion were taken up almost entirely by a
discussion of rollcalls, caused by a re
fusal of the House to take a recess at
5 o'clock as a result of a Joke on the
part of some Republicans who were
trying to hold the Democrats In the
House until the time the Republican
caucus was scheduled to be held. In this
they were successful, the House finally
at 7:47 P. M. recessing until 11:55 A. M.
Smith Accuses His Critics.
At the instance of Smith of California
there was read a series of resolu
tions adopted by the Chamber of Com
merce of Los Angeles, denouncing him
for having made "unfair and untruth
ful" statements In Congress regarding
Owens River water rights, and charging
him with having assumed "a hostile and
malicious" opposition to the Forestry
Bureau, and particularly its head, Gifford
Rising to a question of high personal
privilege. Smith declared that his
position with respect to the Forestry Ser
vice did not Interfere with the city of Los
Angeles acquiring a proper water supply,
which he admitted the city needed. He
said that his only object had been to
protect from confiscation by the city of
Los Angeles the water right of some
Money Lost on Ti miter Land.
Hitchcock of Nebraska charged that the
Government had been cheated out of no
less than $57,000,000 by the sale by the In
terior Department of 8.000,000 acres of
timber and stone land at the minimum
Mondall of Wyoming said that, while
much of the land had become very valu
able since passing into private owner
ship, it was ydoubtful whether any large
portion of it was worth more than the
minimum price at the time of its sale
by the Government.
Treaty Signed Providing for Settle
ment of All Disputes.
WASHINGTON, May 5. A general
arbitration treaty between the United
States and vapan was signed today by
Secretary Root and Ambassador Taka
hlra. This treaty follows the lines of
the several arbitration agreements
which have been negotiated between
this country and European nations
owners are Captain O. R. Willard and
Captain E. D. Stuller, who will them
during the winter. In. accordance with
the idea adopted at the recent Hague
conference. It will permit the arbi
tration at The Hague of nearly every
class of dispute which may arise be
tween the signatory powers.
WANTS POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS
President Roosevelt Expresses Ear
nest Desire to See Bill Passed.
WASHINGTON, May 5. President
Roosevelt today expressed to Senator
Carter of the committee, on postofflces
and post roads his earnest desire to see
a postal savings bank bill become a law
at this session. Senator Carter told the
President that he thought the bill which
had been favorably reported to the Sen
ate would be taken by that body at an
early date and that it would pass both
Houses and become a law without serious
ELLIOTT'S AFFIDAVIT REGARD-
ING WILLIAMSON ATTACKS.
Smith and His Son Plead Not Guilty
to Charges Elliott. Not Re
quired to Plead.
PRrNJEVILLH. Or., May 5. (Special.)
Ex-Sheriff C. Sam Smith, and his son,
Stanley, pleaded not guilty this morning
to the charges against them when ar
raigned In court. Larkin Elliott, their
alleged accomplice, was not asked to
plead. Judge Bradshaw set Smith's trial
for tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. It
Is probable that there will be some dif
ficulty in securing a Jury, since it is the
announced intention not to have any
cattle or sheep men upon it.
Larkin Elliott's affidavit, covering the
story of the alleged crimes that have been
committed recently, in which he and
Smith were supposed to be Implicated,
consists of three typewritten pages, and
recites the tale of the setting fire to the
barn and sheep-shearing plant on the
property owned by ex-Congressman
Williamson. According to the affidavit,
Elliott and Smith rode to this, property
with bottles of coal oil in their pockets,
and this they used to start the fire.
A few days after this, Elliott says they
mixed up .some salt with squirrel poison
and concentrated lye, and took it to the
sheep-shearing plant and sprinkled It on
the ground where the sheep would get
It. Next, the affidavit states, Elliott,
Shiith and Smith's son went to a prop
erty leased by Williamson and cut about
a mile of barbed wire fence.
The culmination of the attacks on Wil
liamson was to have been the dynamit
ing of Williamson's house in Prineville,
according to the affidavit. Elliott says
that Smith proposed this, saying that
It would be easy to place the powder
under the house. Elliott says that he
refused to have anything to do with
Sentiment in the community here is di
vided over the affair.
B. C. KINGSBURY IS DEAD
Well-Known Mining Man Leaves a
Fortune of Million.
SPOKANE. Wash.. May 5. (Special. )
B. C. Kingsbury, aged 73 years, a capi
talist whose mining properties are located
in nearly every state and territory in
the West, died today at the family resi
dence. Mr. Kingsbury's fortune is close
to a million, his relatives say. He is un
married, but a niece and nephews proba
bly will fall heir to the fortune. Mr.
Kingsbury mined in the Comstoek 40
years ago, made fortunes in Butte. Mont.:
Rossland. B. C; Republic, Wash., and
was a heavy holder in the Furnace Creek
copper mines, in Nevada. He was for
years a partner in many mining ven
tures of Patrick Clark, the well-known
Bankers to Meet at Denver.
' LAKE WOOD. N. J.. May 5. Denver
will be the next gathering place of the
American Bankers Association, ac
cording to the decision reached by the
executive committee today.
New York. The last of 13 trees said to
have been planted by Alexander Hamilton
on his estate, now facing Convention avenue,
bet-ween One hundred and forty-second and
One hundred and forty-third streets, has been
cut down to make way for building.
k 1 f
nrrrr. 7 AST 0O.; J1AV
selves have charge of running the craft.
The boat Is 56 feet long, with 10 feet
beam, and carries 75 passengers. It is of
an original type, and is said to be the
finest gasoline launch ever turned out on
Coos Bay. It Is fitted- with a 50-horse-
power Wolverine engine, and has a speed
far beyond anything ever on the waters
of the Coquille River. The Wolverine
was christened by -Miss May Peterson,
well-known Marshfleld girl.
It was necessary to take the little boat
to sea to make the trip from Coos Bay to
the Coquille River, and the run attracted
much attention, as It was built for river
rather than open sea work. A party of
Marshfleld men, including Mayor Straw,
were taken on the trip, and, although a
heavy sea was encountered, the Bandon
port- was reached safely. Hundreds of
the Bandon people gathered at the docks
to receive the new boat and entertained
the Coos Bay visitors.
Cow Struck by Engine Falls on
Her Owner. .
SUFFERS SEVERE INJURIES
Drives Animals on Track as Train
Comes One Hurled Quite a Dis
tance, Landlng ' on Man, An
other Ground - to Pieces.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 5. (Special.)
A flying cow, hurled many feet
through the air by the impact of a
Great Northern locomotive, struck
Hugh Biggerstaff. a 70-year-old resi
dent of Marietta, last night, and in
flicted injuries that physicians fear
may prove fatal, says a special from
Bellingham. Biggerstaffs leg was
broken and he suffered severe internal
injuries. He was taken in a wagon to
his home, and later to a Bellingham
hospital. A second cow, which he Was
driving, was taken piecemeal from be
neath the wheels of the locomotive.
Biggerstaffs cows had wandered, and
when he started to drive them home
they rushed from the brush on the rail
way track Just a the southbound fly
er came along. One cow was thrown
some distance from the .track and
struck Biggerstaff squarely, crushing
htm to the ground and pinning him
there, badly hurt and suffering intense
ly. The second cow was not thrown
from the track. Instead, it fell under
the pilot, bringing the engine to a stop.
TWO BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Captain and Other Survivors of Kel-
, ton Reach Newport.
NEWPORT. Or.. May 5. The .surviv
ing members of the crew of the steam
schooner Minnie E. Kelton arrived here
today, accompanied by two recovered
bodies of sailors from the point 20 miles
up tho coast, where they were landed
from the ship by the life-saving crew.
The bodies recovered were those of Olof
Rosquist, seaman, a native of Abo. Fin
land, whose former name was Otto Wil
helm Johnsson. The other body was that
of A. H. Jensen, seaman, a native of
Denmark. The dead seamen will be given
a proper burial here tomorrow. The life
saving crew also returned to tho station
today. They were obliged to leave the
surfboat and come overland, for the surf
was ioo neavy to permit launching from
the open beach.
Captain MoKenna will ship his crew
to Astoria tomorrow and proceed there
himself later to take steps to recover
possession of the Kelton.
Following Is a corrected Hat of the
missing or lost: Charles Lund, chief en
gineer, Dane: Sven Peterson, steward,
Norwegian! William Little, Cabin boy,
Canadian; Walter Peterson, oiler, Dane;
Barney McVey, fireman. Irish; George
Johnson, galleyman, American; A. Elli
son, sailor. Finn; Olof Rosquist, sailor,
Finn: A. Kosky, sailor, German; J. h!
Jansen, sailor, Dane; F. Johansson,
The corrected list of the saved and in
jured Includes: Captain James McKenna,
English; M. Martin, first mate, Irish;
John P. Mortenson. second mate, Dane;
James Carney, firpt assistant engineer,
American: V. O. Hansen, fireman, Dane;
Peter Hoffman, oiler, Dane; John
Howold. fireman, Swede; Andrew Neil
son, sailor. Norwegian: W. Kasklnan,
sailor, Finn. Injured. Andrew J. Nelson,
sailor, Dane, left leg broken.
Wage Contract Ratified.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 5. It is an
nounced from tho headquarters of the
United Mlneworkers of America that two
years' wage contracts entered into at
Toledo last month by the miners and
operators of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio
and Indiana has been ratified by a refer
endum vote of the local by 77.000' to 7000.
Iob Angeled. Cal. Mrs. Weulah V. Haw
kinx. who woke up last week from a sleap
of RT day, haa been -adjurta-ed sane by the
lunacy commission, and will be discharged
from custody. '
PARTY LINES NOT DRAWN
Leading Citizens of All Political
Faiths Will Discuss Methods of
Conserving the Natural Re
sornces of the Nation.
WASHINGTON, May 5. The coming
conference of governors at the White
House promises to be a great love feast.
at which men of the greatest divergence
of views on politics and other questions
will Join in a mighty chorus in behalf
of the conservation of natural resources.
Those who are in close touch with the
conference arrangements declare they
have never known another movement
which has been greeted with such, quick
and enthusiastic popular approval.
An indication of public opinion is
afforded by the great mass of corres
pondence which Is pouring Into the White
House on this subject. Organizations of
all sorts express a realization of the
greatness of the enterprise, and request
that they be given representation by del
egates. Individuals In great numbers are
sending requests that they be allowed to
attend In their private capacity. These
letters are becoming of such volume that
the stenographers at the White House
are working-overtime, and Secretary Loeb
fears that he will ultimately be driven
to the necessity of providing a circular
letter, which can be mailed to all per
sons and organizations making applica
tion. Information is constantly received, too,
that tourists from all parts of the coun
try are planning to be in Washington at
the time of the conference, in the hope
that they may attend at least a part of
the proceedings. Because of tho limited
capacity of the east room, all such or
ganizations and individuals are neces
sarily meeting with disappointment. None
can be. admitted except those provided
for In the invitation- list, and the press.
Party Lines Not Drawn.
That conservation of National resources
Is nothing about which the political par
ties wish to raise an issue is indicated
by the attitude of the Democratic lead
ers. Both William Jennings Bryan and
Governor John A. Johnson, leading can
didates for the Democratic Presidential
nomination, have written to President
Roosevelt expressing their approval.
Equally emphatic endorsement, it is un
derstood, has been voiced by Grover
Cleveland. Mr. Bryan's letter to the
President reads: .
"I greatly appreciate your kind invita
tion and shall take pleasure in attending
the conference on the conservation of
natural resources. I am. i beg to assure
you, in hearty sympathy with the pur
pose of the conference, and I have no
doubt that the discussion of the subject
will be very helpful to us all."
Governor Johnson's letter reads: "To
assure you that I heartily agree with
your conclusion that the conservation of
the natural resources of our country pre
sents a problem demanding the best
thought of our times Is superfluous. We
have been exploiting our resources with
no thought of the morrow, and the claims
of posterity upon us should certainly be
taken into account."
Purpose Is Approved.
All of the fifty National organizations
which will be represented by delegates
have expressed approval of the purpose
of the conference, and nothing but ap
proval is voiced In the letters from me
governors. And now chambers of com
merce and boards of trade throughout
the country are adopting resolutions
commending the President's course and
advocating a policy or prudent conserva
tion. The lead in this movement has
been taken by the Pittsburg Chamber of
Commerce. The t'ittsburg resolutions call
upon the Governor of Pennsylvania and
the members of the Pennsy.vania Con
gressional delegation to attend the con
ference. Many other commercial organizations,
following this example, are urging the
Governors and Congressional delegations
of their State to attend the conference
and to lose no chance of boosting the
The Harrisburg Board of Trade in
its resolution expresses that belief
that no more Important conference
than this has been called since the
memorable one which met in Philadel
phia In 1787 and drafted the Constitu
tion under which ' the United States
has attained such predominant posi
tion." Help Newer States.
The Commercial Club of Grand
Forks, North Dakota, sees in the con
ference special help for newer parts
of the country. Its resolutions say:
"It feels that the subject is one of
great Importance to the entire coun
try, and particularly to the- newer
states where a vast natural wealth
exists that yet awaits exploitation."
The Baltimore Board of Trade refers
in its resolutions specifically to Its de
sire to have the scenic and economic
resources of Niagara Falls conserved
under disinterested control, and also
to the desire that there shall be public
control of the White and Appalachian
mountains. Accordingly it "most
heartily endorses this project for a
better and more beautiful America.
as well as many other useful and pa
triotic! ideas in the President's recom
mendation." The American Society of Mechanical
Engineers has adopted strong resolu
tions of endorsement. The Rochester
Chamber of Commerce commends the
movement, and so the resolutions run.
from Philadelphia to far-off Cheyenne,
Wyoming. By the time the confer
ence meets, according to the present
outlook, so many endorsements will
have been given that the momentum
will not only continue through the
days of the meeting, but will extend
Pittsburg Sees Light.
The Pittsburg resolutions are not
able for their vigorous exposition of
the problem of natural resources.
They refer to Pittsburg's own trou
bles with floods and to its dependence
upon the mineral resources of the
country. The resolutions thus outline
the issue. In part: "Scientists and
practical experts, after long investi
gation and study of the natural re
sources of the United States are urg
ently calling public attention to the
fact that our supplies of coal, oil, nat
ural gas. Iron ore and lumber are be
ing rapidly depleted; that there is an
enormous but unnecessary loss of fer
tility from the soil because of ignor
ant farming and because of the pre
ventable wash of soil from denuded
forest land into navigable streams;
that the grazing value of public lands
has been reduced 60 per cent because
of reckless over-grazing: that our
supply of standing timber, under the
present rapidly Increasing rate of con-
Of Graves S Co.'s Removal Sale at
Slaughter Prices Only a
Small Portion o! Cost
The landlord, on a compromise, gave Graves & Co. UNTIL
MAY 12TH TO VACATE to clear the store at 328 Washington
street of everything in it, belonging to them, so that the workmen
could begin demolishing the building at once. Such an arrangement
will allow Graves & Co., to move to their new Home at 111 Fourth
street next Monday whatever is left of the stock BUT THERE
SHOULDN'T BE ANY LEFT AFTER THIS WEEK'S SELLING
AT SLAUGHTER PRICES.
This Removal Sale at Slaughter Trices Will
Positively Close Saturday Evening, Hay 9
After that date all advertised prices will be withdrawn; in fact
are made now with the understanding: that they are in effect only
for balance of this week and on goods in store at 328 Washington
street-'-or as long as they last.
We propose, if possible to have a brand new and complete stock
just out of the new packing cases, for our new store, and are will
ing to close out everything at 328 Washington street (contract
goods excepted) at a fraction of actual cost. As an example:
German hand made best Accordions, $2.35, were $5 on to $6.
Others at $3.60 and $4.15, worth $8 and $10. Will close out
$15 Accordions at only $6.90. Today will sell Accordions at
most any price.
Special Hand-Made Violins
Students' outfit, regular price $15, slaughter sale price. . . .$3.25
Fine $25 hand made German violin, with bow and case... $8.95
Only $14.35 today for splendid old violin worth all of $75.00.
$10.45 for Stradivarius Model, complete outfit, worth $18.00.
Morning Glory Korns Over 2000 in Stock
All staple sellers, the year round, to talking machine owners. Go
on sale today at fraction of cost.
Size 24x32, hand decorated, only $1.T5. were $5.00.
Size 24x31, nickel-plated, with flower bell, $4.25, were $8.00,
Graves & Co. are selling more Talking Machines at this slaugh
ter removal sale than ever before probably more than all other
dealers in the Northwest combined and there's a reason prices
halved on some, about a third regular price.
While they last take the $25 machines for $7.80; others at
$14.20 and $17.60, were $30 and $:15.
v $40.00 and $50.00 models, going at $21.25 and $26.50.
Large exhibition Phonograph outfit, complete, only S38.50.
$:!0 cylinder machines, flower horn and crane, only $16.75.
$3.75 for $10.00 cylinder machines, including horns.
Look over our stock we have what you want and at a price
that will cause you to buy.
Still Selling Sheet Music at 2k; 12 for 25c
Good music many populars and classics just the opportunity to se
lect 60 or 100 copies for the home.
Buy Your Piano Today at Graves 6 Co.'s
Sacrifice Sale of All Their Pianos From Rents
Safe Instruments to buy even if used a little musically they are
like new and you save at least half. As is well known, this is a
Forced Removal Sale and naturally to close out a large stock of pi
anos in so short time it was necessary for us to sacrifice not only
profits, but a portion of actual cost.
Piano buyers found here a solution to the question of the pur
chase of an instrument not only at an unusually little price, but on
very easy terms of payment. While they last. $150 takes splendid
$300 pianos. $155 buys large size .piano worth $300, and $167
will send home Cabinet Grand, $303 value. $325 pianos going at
6186. New $353 pianos today at 8256. while the $100 styles are
marked $233. The above and nearly a dozen other bargains to
suit any pocketbook.
Parlor Organs $10, $20 and $40
Pianolas and Cecilians $75 and $85
Don't come next week it will be too late Come before Satur
day evening better not wait, but come at once, for best choice of
bargains. Take most anything you like icave the price to us. We'll
surprise you by our "LITTLE PRICKS" this week.
If you will tell your friends' and neighbors about this most re
markable Slaughter 'Removal Sale" of everything musical now
iroing on at Graves & Co.. 328 Washington SI., yon will be doing
them a great favor, because never again in Portland will the above
prices bo made on such strictly reliable Musical Instruments.
GRAVES & CO.
328 WASHINGTON STREET
sumption, can not last over 33 years
longer, involving also the early de
struction of the lumbering industry
and the other allied industries which
depend on the maintenance of the for
ests, and upon which, in turn, the
whole complicated structure of busi
ness, transportation and the living of
each Individual Is dependent to a very
GATHERING T0BE NOTABLE
JLay Cornerstone of Bureau of Amer
ican Kcnublles May 11.
WASHINGTON. May 5. All indications
point to a notable gathering on the oc
casion of the laying of the corner-stone
of the new building of the Jnternationul
Bureau of American Republics on May 11.
Sufficient acceptances of the invitations
sent out by the governing board have
been received to make the event one of
the most important of its kind in the his
tory of the Capitol. They come from the
highest officials in Washington. Including
the President and Vice-President,' the
Cabinet, tho diplomatic corps, the Su
preme Court, the Senate and House of
Representatives, officers of the Army and
heads of various department bureaus and
sections, and representative citizens of
Washington, as well as some prominent
outside officials, including Governors of
states, Mayors of cities and heads of prin
cipal political and commercial organiza
tions. A considerable number of the Governors
who will be In attendance at the con
vention called by the President of the
United States to conserve the National re
sources of the country have indicated
their intention to come to Washington a
day earlier In order to be present.
The principal speeches, which will be
made by President Roosevelt, Secretary
Root, the Ambassador of Brazil and An
drew Carnegie, wil have an International
significance. The Invocation will be deliv
ered by Cardinal Gibbons and the benedic
tion will be pronounced by Bishop Cran
ston, the dean of the Protestant clergy in
Washington. The exercises will be opened
by the director of the bureau, John Bar
rett, who will present as the presiding
officer the Secretary of State, Kllhu Root.
The Marine Band will provide music and
will play for the first time a pan-American
Three large grandstands are being erect
ed for tho audience, and this will be elab
orately decorated with the flags of tho 21
WIDOW EXPECTS STORK
Duchess de (.'liaulnes Will Return
to America at Once.
PARIS. May 6. The widowed Duchc-fs
de Chaulnes, who was Miss Theodora
Shouts, of New York, will not return to
America with her father, Theodore P.
Shonts, who came to Paris upon learn
ing of the death of his son-in-law. April
23. A posthumous child Is expected and
it is not considered safe for the Duchess
to make the long journey to New York.
She will remain in France with her
sister-in-law, the Duchess D'Uzes. until
after her accouchment.
Washington The m-aypt and means com
mittee of the House Tueid.y reported fav
orably the Philippine tariff introduced lnt
week by Representative Payne, of New