Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 09, 1910, Third Edition, Page 5, Image 5

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Washington Jobbing Rates to
Be Examined Into.,
Railroad Not -Taring Fllnl Answers
to Interrogatories. Postponement
May Be Taken to Await
Com! oc o' Expert
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Nov. I. (SpecJaL)
-The first of the hearings to be con
ducted by ths Washington Railroad
Commission to swart an adjustment of
the rata for all 'of the Jobbing- centers
of toe stau will be begun In Tacoma
tomorrow when the commission will
(axe bp the complaints filed by the Ta
coma Chamber of Commerce Associa
tion and the Transportation Bureau of
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Walla Walla, Spokane. Aberdeen and
Ballard have filed as Interrenors and
the first thing to be taken up will be
the propriety of having other cities
than Tacoma and Seattle Join as Inter
veners or as Joint parties to the suit.
Owing to the fact that the railroads
n'srt not filed answers to the- pro
pounded Interrogatories and furnished
statistics satisfactory to the commis
sion It Is likely that the bearing will
be continued until O. O. Calderhead.
the commissions rate expert, returns
from St. I'aul with the necessary data.
Kvcry Jobbing Center Affected.
This heart rut Is one of the most Im
portant held In many years by the rail
road commission, as It affects every
Jobbing center and every railroad In
Washington. The original complaint
was filed last Spring by Tacoma and
Seattle. The railroad commission Im
mediately sent copies of the complaint
to every commercial body In the state
where the merchants aspired to a Job
bing business, notifying; them that the
big 6ound cities had entered a protest
against the eastbound distributive
ratea from those centers. Letters were
sent to KUeneburg. Ever
ett. Vancouver, t'entralla. Chehalle,
Aberdeen. Pasco. K-nnewtes. Walla
Walla, tinohomlsh and Olympla. Aber
deen was the only one to answer. Its
reply was that the Jobbers were fairly
well satisfied with the rates In effect
At the request of Attorney J. N. Teal
of Portland the bearing was postponed
until Fall, aa he was planning a tour of
Europe with bis family.
Cities) Treed to Appear.
The railroad commission on October
Is again notified the cities of the
coming hearing and pointed out that
unless they Intervened they might find
themselves In trouble later, for If the
eastbound rates out of Seattle and Ta
coma were cut and Spokane or Walla
Walla were, not represented. It was
likely that the Sound merchants would
be doing business In what la considered
Spokane and Walla Walla territory and
then there would be the necessity of
holding another bearing to straighten
out that trouble, and If Taooma and
Seattle were not represented another
hearing would have to be held.
The commission proposes to adjust all
distributive ratea at this one hearing.
In reply to the second letter, after first
sending word that they had misplaced
the original complaint and asking for
a second copy, which the commission
sent. Spokane, Walla Walla and Bal
lard Intervened and Aberdeen filed an
amended complaint.
Harriman System Charged With
Showing IM -crimination In Ratea.
WASHIXOTO. Nov. . Holding the
Harrlmsn systems control responsible
for crossly discriminatory freight
rates, the Portland Lumber Company
and other big lumber concerns in the Ore
gon metropolis today complained to the
Interstate Commerce Commission that
they were being shut out of markets
In Idaho. Montana and a part of Utah.
The complainants Include the West
Side Lumber A Shingle Company, the
Oregon A Washington Lumber Com
pany, the Pacific Coast Door Company,
and the Multnomah Lumbef A Bos
Company They allege that unreason
able tariffs which violate the law are
being maintained by the Oregon Rail
road A Navigation Company, the South
ern Pacific and Union Pacific, the Ore
gon Short Line and other connecting
Impostor Held at Vancouver Also
Wanted at Oregon City.,
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Nov. - (Spe
cial Harris Currle. the alleged Im
postor held here for getting money by
false pretenses. Is also wanted In Ore
gon, says Wputy Sheriff Miles who
came here today after reading that
Curtis had given a check for 1 16.000 to
the Holy Rollers.
Miles Identified Currle and has a
warrant for his arrest on a charge of
passing bogus checks. He Is also said
to have given large checks to religious
societies In Oregon City. The police
believe Currle Is demented.
Currie Is still In Jail and will have a
bearing tomorrow. He Insists that he
has J.D.004 In a bank la Canada, and
that this Is the first time he has com
mitted a crime to get money. It la un
derstood that Currle will plead guilty
to petty larceny, and receive a sentence
of about 10 days In JalL
He secureJ tit at one time and fit
later from Mrs. Jane Sutherland, to
from A. Hoasack. deacon of the lTesby
tetian Church, and a meal ticket from
the pastor. Kev. H. S. Templeton. As
the money Currle secured Is less than
115. he will not be prosecuted for grand
Baker City Man Would Compare
Resources With Jackson County.
RAKER C1TT. Or- Nov. s. (Spe
cial Concerning what he says was
the Medford Commercial Club's refusal
to accept his challenge of a proposition
said to have been made In that organ
isation's advertising book, offering
fiuOO to anyone who could name a
county having the diversified interests
of Jackson County. Manager Ashley, of
the Baker Commercial Club, made the
following statement to The Oregonian's
representative today:
"Medford makes a mistake In laying
the responsibility for the acceptance of
the challenge to the Commercial Club.
I personally accept the challenge of
fered tn their advertising booklet and I
know enough of both Baker and Jack
son Counties to know that we have
them skinned a mile and all I want Is
a chance to 'show down' with hem.
Medlrd baa been claiming the honors
of having the greatest resources of any
town In the state witnm a.raaius u
miles and contrary to the newspaper
reports from that place, the challenge
Included the territory within the 40
miles radius and not 20.
-As to our resources, the mining rec
ords show that 90 per cent of the gold
produced In the state la produced In
Baker County, leaving the Medford out
put Included In other 10 per cent pro
duced In other aectlons of the state.
This Is only one Item of the many and
If Medford consents to a comparison
and la game enough to make good the
bluff, we can beat them on every one.
-It Is unfair to the Baker Commer
cial Club for Medford to respond to the
acceptance cf their defl the way they
did. for the challenge was accepted by
me personally and In full conformity
to the terms specified In their booklet.
They deny receiving a letter from me.
which is true, but I did call their secre
tary on the telephone from Portland
and received no satisfaction whatever.
In fact, I was laughed at and now It la
up to Medford. if they mean business
as the challenging party, to submit a
list of their resources, and If they do, 1
will meet every one and add enough
to the list to make them mora than
. - .in ,.n mv Intention of
sorry - . .
friendly rivalry in the manner they did.
Wa have got them skinned and they
know It. only Baker County haa not
been making the loud noise aa has the
Jackson County town. It Is up to them
to make good their offer or withdraw
the same from their literature.'
Bring Sold at One Time Yesterday
at the Rate of Three In
Ten Minutes.
While we didn't sell unite aa many
pianos the first two days yesterday
and Monday aa we had expected, on
account of the inclemency of the
weather, and down-pouring rain moat
all of the first day. we made quite a
hole in the eiock did a rattling ousi
ness yesterday, and bad the satisfaction
of selling a piano to every customer
that came In to look with a view of
buying except one and that one ez-
tMrii to buv today.
We have got the bargains, and if the
good people of Portland who need
planoa will separate this -square deal"
from the many hurrah "Take- schemes
and -Imaginary" piano bargain sales
that have been worked off on the pub
Ho here In the past and are still be
ing plsyed louder than aver here at
this time for the purpose of mislead
ing the buyer as to the true merits of
this factory cost sale, which most of
the dealera are half scared to death
about (and well they may be, for we
are simply handing out pianos here for
less money than they can buy the same
high grade of planoa at the factory by
the carload, without freight, and they
know It).
Aa I said before. If the public will
get back a little of the confidence they
have lost through the -bunko" games
that have apparently been worked on
the piano buying public In thla city,
and will separate thia "square deal"
from that sort of sharp practice, and
wlU take the time to step in to this
legitimate factory cost sale (which was
prsctlcally forced upon us by another
little bit of sharp practice) we can
convince any and all buyers that thla
la the time and place to buy. and the
entire stock would be sold In almost
less time than It takes to tell It.
Wa know what we are talking about
and are satisfied beyond a doubt that
we can and will give any buyer a first-
clasa, brand new piano for half the re
tall price, or two pianos for the price
any of the sore retail dealer here will
charge for one of tha aame grade.
We know what tha retail dealers are
doing here In Portland and In the West
generally. They are getting from $50
to S100 more for a piano than dealers
are getting in the East, and we are
selling our pianos here In this forced
sale for half the Eastern prices. We
are manufacturers, and know whereof
we speak. This Is the only legitimate
cut price piano' sale going on In this
city. Others are still scheming and
quacking as usual to distract your at
tention from the real thing with which
they cannot compete.
Don't be misled by any such tactics.
I will attend later to tha ambiguous
mud-allnglng Insinuations of a little
sort of -Junk- concern off toward the
suburbs here that handles the "offalls"
on consignment from another house
here that backs him.
If you want a bargain a bargain
that you have been looking for and
should look for, come to our forced
sale, corner Park and Morrison, and
get It It's there for you.
We build these pianos and we're
going to sell them at prices beyond
all possible competition.
Store open from 8:10 In the morning
till 10 at night. Well lighted for even
ing Inspection.
A. A. Fisher, Manager.
Il Morrison St.
Medford In Doubt aa to Where Fed
eral BnUdtne Will Be.
MXTFORD Or. Nov. I. (Special.)
W. J. Roberts, special agent of the
Treasury Department at Washington,
who has been in Medford for the past
week looking up a suitable site for
the new Federal building which Med
ford la to have, left for the East with
out announcing hla choice. Real es
tate and business men have made sev
eral offers of valuable corner lota
within four and five blocks of the
center of the city snd since Agent
Roberts haa taken careful notes and
many figures on them all. there la nu b.
speculation as to the choice of sites.
Two sites have been offered the Gov
ernment for 11. One of these was
mads by some West Side business men
on a corner one block back of Main
street The price on the property i
the opposite corner, 100x100 f-:t. was
Immediately raised to 115.000. The
other offer was made by J. K. En y art of
property near the Natatorium. four
blocks from the center of the city.
Drunken Farmhand Near Washtuo
na Then Shoots Self.
SPOKANE. Wash. Nov. A Mias Jos
ephine Putnam, of Spokane, a school
teacher, was brutally murdered by Pat
rick Holland, a drunken farm hand, last
night. The crime was committed seven
miles northeast of Washtucna. where
I Mlxs Putnam has been teaching.
1 Crazed by liquor and by her refusal
to receive his attentions. Holland went
to the cottage where she waa living
alone and shot her. killing her in
stantly. He then shot himself, the bul
let entering his breast and inflicting
serious but not fatal Injuries. Neigh
bors found the woman dead and tha
man lying on the floor unconscious.
In the derads from 18 to 190S the
antelope of Colorado, according to estimates
of th- State liiw araao.
aojuwta 2wvU
One Puts Gun to Hotelman's
Chest, Other Takes $21.50.
E. X. Zellcr, of Commercial Hotel,
Robbed, First Suspects Holdup
Is Joke Outlaws Escape
by Railroad Track.
SEASIDE. Or, Nov. 8. (Special.)
E. X. Zeller, proprietor of the Commer
cial Hotel, was held up by two men
last nlgbt and robbed of $21.60 at the
muzsle of a double-barreled shotgun.
While Zeller waa balancing nls books
at 8:60 o'clock last night two roughly
dressed men entered by the front door
of the hotel and walked up to the
counter as If they were Intending to
register for a room. .The proprietor
looked up Just in time to see a shotgun
pointed at his breast by the larger of
the two. Then he was commanded to
throw up his hands. Thinking that his
son and a friend were trying to play
a Joke on him. as they both had heavy
false beards, eller laughed, whereupon
the barrel of the gun was pressed
against his breast. After the smaller
man had robbed Zeller of all his money,
120 In gold and $1.60 in silver, they
walked out to the sidewalk slowly and
ran down the railroad track.
Zeller, taking his revolver, notified
the Marshal and started In pnrsui: of
the thugs, but was unable to find any
trace of them. He believea the men ere
residents of Seaside, who lost all their
money in the recent failure of the local
bank here. One waa a tall, slender
young fellow, wearing a very poor blue
sack suit and an old black hat. The
other was short and heavily dressed In
working clothes. .
Young Salesman Is Accused, bnt
Protests His Innocence.
William Thoroughman. It years of
ajra. a salesman, waa arrested by De
tectives Day and Hyde Monday night
on a warrant obtained by w. K. Mc
Donald, charging him with forgery on
five counts. He is held at police head-
Quarters In default of 1600 ball.
According to the allegations made by
McDonald, .young Thoroughman Inten
tionally "O. K.'d five bogus checks
passed to him In payment of gooda pur
chased. On the strength of Thorough-
man's verification on each of the
checks the funds were advanced.
Thoroughman. however, vehemently
professes his Innocence of any crime
ana iiuuut uwh ....
with the other man. whom the police
are now seeking. In securing funds on
the spurious checks.
Brother's Trnflo Death Wrecks
Health of Miss Elixa Thompson.
DAYTON". Wash.. Wov. . (Special.)
Miss Eliza Thompson. T yeara o U
died here yesterday. Her brother, the
late John Thompson, was killed in a
runaway six weeks ago, and the shock
caused Mias Thompson to fall rapld-y
In health.
Funeral arrangements hare not bci
made but burial will be In the Dayt r.
Cemetery. Miss Thompson was a
native of Wisconsin, where she was
born in 1834. She came West in the
early '80s and lived with her brother,
who was a wealthy pioneer of Oregon
and Washington.
Beaver Stato Wreath Prominent In
Baron Ton Stcnben Memorial.
When the statue of Baron von Steu
ben is unveiled at Washington. D. C
Deosmber , among the decorations will
he a wreath made of Oregon grape and
laureL The wreath will be sent by the
German-speaking societies of the state
and will be presented formally by Rep
resentative Ellis and Senator Chamber
lain. ' The statue will occupy a place In La
fayette Square opposite the White
House. It will be a memorial to the
services of Baron von Steuben in the
caose of American Independence.
Bis Majority Giveri for Local Op
tion at City Election.
TCW wmll US Or . Kot. a (EneclaLV
The municipal election held here yester
day resulted In a great victory lor ino
dry forces, the vote being 1ST for and
840 against saloon license.
The Civic Reform ticket, with the
exception of Treasurer, was elected
W. L- Jerman. Mayor; E. W. Finser
and C. A. Parr, Councilman; J. 3. Stan
gel. Recorder; L H. Shorey, Treasurer.
vti.ii the result of the vote waa an
nounced church and school bells were
Washington Vnlverslty Co-ed In
Class Containing lift Men.
attle. Nov. 8. (Special.) Miss Ines
Shelton. of Seattle, has Invaded the de-
nartment of electrical engineering at
the University of Washington, where
about 11S men are studying. Miss Shel
ton Is the first woman to take up the
study of electricity at this institution.
She la a Junior.
For the last two Summers Miss Shel
ton has made practical use of her
knowledge of what she has learned at
Washington, working In the drafting
department of this city. The young
woman spent Z( hours weekly In elec
trical laboratories.
William Murphy Feeds Game War
dens on Contraband Meat.
MONTE SANO, Wash, Nov. 8. (Spe
cial.) William Murphy, a logger, was
arrested yesterday in the Olympic
Mountains by Game Warden Cullln Mc
Kinsle and Deputy Carl Swartx on a
charge of killing elk.
The officers went to juurpny s cabin.
He admitted them and fed them on elic
meal He snowed them the fins tests ,
taken from a large bull elk, also the
mammoth horns. He was arraigned,
pleaded gulty and was bound over.
Advertised Political Rally Turns
Out to Be Prizefight.
cnirfln Va s A nthnrlnff ad
vertised as a political rally last night
turned out to be a pruengnt.
T-i,. v.n unHar wav before
the police raided the place and arrest
ed 800 men. Including the participants
and a prominent politician.
A ring had been roped off in a stable.
u. -h-.Ani.ui to fle-ht to a finish had
taken their corners aud excited specta
tors were crowaea aooui m
vised ring. -
vk. t a . MiniiiMtMl bv Lieuten
ant John Ryan, of the Englewood po
lice station. Plain olothes men and
- j , V.a Cnutti
policemen xrom a. uucn - - -Side
stations surrounded the barn and
on a preconcerted signal cioeea iu on
the fake political meeting.
In an address on political issues,
they found a referee introducing fight
ers and announcing rules of the fight.
. j rnni vera at the
doors and the men loaded in and taken
to the Englewooo. station, wnero wi.jr
were booked.
Two hundred men and boys were
waiting outside the building, seeking
.... tirirat Thev escaped ar
rest when the raid was made.
The men scheduiea to iigm were
Toung Ketchel" and "Mickey" Sheri
dan. Both men had thrown off their
bath robes and were In the center of
Long Winter Evenings, Warm
Fires and Good Reading
U ,..C U 9
EVERY MAN young and old as well as every woman should
dress well. The task is not a difficult one. v
THE COST of being well dressed is only a little more than h.alf
as much more as that of being ill dressed.
PROVIDED you purchase your clothes at this store of good values.
THE MAN who wants to advance in life and have the respect
and esteem of his fellowman, should be well up in the art
of dressing. If you have any doubt, my salesmen will
cheerfully assist you in your selection.
MODEST PRICES always prevail here.'
Men's Suits and Raincoats $20 to $40
Young Men's Suits and Overcoats $15 to $30
Boys' Suits and Overcoats $5 to $15
LADIES' and MISSES DEPARTMENT invites you to an
early inspection.
the ring when Eyan's men entered
the place.
Good Flights Are Impossible During
Day at Baltimore.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 8. After a morn
ing of Ideal weather conditions, high
winds began to blow today and It
looked aa though the largest audience
that has thus far gatbsred at the Balti
more aviation field would be disap
pointed. The wind also was variable,
at times blowing 87 miles an hour and
at others dropping to five.
Nevertheless, Latham. DeLesseps.
Drexel and Hoxsey braved the breeze,
some of them more than once. While
they all gave beautiful demonstrations
of their command over their aero
planes, none were able to accomplish
anything remarkable in altitude, speed
or sustained flights.
Noted Entomologist Is Dead.
AUGUSTA, Ga, Nov. 8. Prosper J. A.
Berckmans. horticulturist, entomologist
and pomologlst. died here early today
In his eighty-first year. He was pres
ident of the National Pomologlcal So
ciety, vice-president of the Interna
tional Pomologlcal Society, with head
quarters in Paris, and a member or of
ficer in many other similar societies.
Negro Parson's Vote Barred.
TULSA. Ala., Nov. 8. Serloua trouble
was threatened here today when C
W. Nelsons, a negro and a Methodist
mlnlsterwas relusea .tne ngnt to vote.
To get yoor eyes fitted proper.
1T mmA at prices that we both
(51. OO ! yoor frames.
1.50 lenses
ia alnmnieo
S3.50 Leases
la gold-ailed
I fit from 25 to 80 people ev
ery day, and If you will come
to my place of business you
will find that none of ' them
come back dissatisfied.
I satisfy my customers that's
a aurs thing.
Jeweler tttrlZJSZZ
162 First Street
A large crowd of negroes gathered
around the voting booths and a clash
seemed Imminent when officers dis
persed them.
Nelsons caused the United States Com
If You'll Investigate OurJPianos and Our Prices Carefully
You'll Secure One of Our Dependable Pianos Today.
"At a great pennyworth pause a
while," said Poor Richard nearly 160
years ago. This proverb applies with
special force to piano buying today.
We are very busy with this sale of
player pianos our Emancipation Sale
we call it but. nevertheless. Eilers
Music House would not he entitled, for
a moment, to retain its proud and well
earned position of leadership in the
piano trade If It did not at all times
present buyers an opportunity to se
cure better and in every way more de
sirable pianos than are obtainable else
where, no matter what pretexts or cir
cumstances compel their' sale.
We offer this morning for $187 a
fine piano standing 4 feet t inohes
high, really elegant mahogany case,
carved panels, that has never hereto
fore been sold by the dealer who pre
viously held the agency for It. for less
than $300 and we have superb 1400,
$500. $600 and $650 pianos which may
. 3 A, nT..Qpnfini1iiiir re
ductions. See the .beautiful $36s pianos
n-1 nIa4nar attflA, TOr OUT
$224. s
Why Not Player Planet
Eilers Music House always baa sup
plied the most for the money and al-
ways will. xiio w j - - -
thing and at a price that is rigrht has
been the watchword here always, but,
J s t n1o traces T"! H 71 f) R ITOOn
our wuru ir -rz-, T
ones, aepenaaui vhcd, r
everyone loves and cherisheswere
never neretoiora out.""
prices and, what is more, never here-
to lore couju a t"j 7.
tained on such wonderfully little pay
ments. ...
Think of it, we are selling a very
, iann nnRsflu nr all
rine moaern p&ji. " ' ,3 :
the latest improvements for $49. It
nas nereioiyio . .. .
$650 of anyDoays moucj.
riow is it. - -
has been explained In our Emancipa
tion caie t li v . . - . , ' -
every few days, and seems to he well
uuterslood now.
missioner to swear out a warrant for
the election officials who' denied him
the right to vote. Nelsons, who Is well
educated, deolared he would carry tha
fight to the highest court In the land.
We are actually wholesaling pianos
to the retail buyer. It is another trans
action based on collective buying, and
the low proportionate cost of operating
forty stores. . ,
As previously stated, thla Emancipa
tion Sale, as we term It. Is of two-foldi '
importance to us and to you. It means,
first off. the introduction of the latest,
and most highly improved types in the
player-piano world, all of which are
being sold by us upon the same little-profu-per-piano
basis that has been,
the Eilers method as applied to all .
other instruments since the first Eilers
store was established.
All Plaxda Pianos Host Go!
It means, secondly, the closing out of
all types of player pianos tha In some,
way or other have not been able to
keep step with the rapid and truly -wonderful
progress la modern player- plana
making. . . , .
The new pianola pianos, than wfalca
thre are none "newer" or later, for
which we were heretofore compelled to
ast $900 and $1000 and mors, will now
go for $657, $770. etc, etc Will taka
"silent" pianos in part payment, too,
at fair valuations.
If you are not prepared to pay all
cash, then pay us one-tenth of the.
amount In cash, and take two years
time in which to finish paying the ual-.
"pianola pianos and others for which!
the prices were established at $550, $650
and $750, all of them we are going
to close out at cost, and some of them
at less than cost. See them for $325,
$375 $425, cash or little payments.
This Is the greatest selling event ever
held In the history of the player-piano
. w A A A ' ''
Reduced prices, however, apply only
to the present stock on hand. It will
therefore pay you to call at once at tha
Always-Busy Corner. Oregon's Home
Piano Insitutlon, Ellera Music House.
353 Washington street, at the corner
ol Park (Eighth) etree