Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 06, 1910, Page 9, Image 9

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Store Closed Two Whole Days to Mark Down Prices Sale Starts Wednesday Morning at 9 o'CIock
Tomorrow Morning December 7th Promptly at 9 oXlock These Doors Swing Open
To the Greatest Furniture Sale in the History of Portland
The Schmeer Furniture Company's entire $50,090 stock of Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Stoves, Ranges, etc., goes on
sale at prices in many instances LESS THAN MANUFACTURERS' COST. Stock must be convert
ed into cash quickly regardless of loss or sacrifice. Let nothing interfere plan accordingly and be in line when the
doors open tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.
a U H It U If
We Will Give Absolutely Free One 9x12 Floor-Size Axminster Velvet Rug Tomorrow Morning
The first one hundred people who enter this store when doors open "Wednesday at 9 A. M. will receive a ticket
bearing a number. (You don't need to buy a cent's worth just walk in and get a ticket.). There will be
crowds of eager buyers in line in front of the store so get up early. '
It Will Cost You Nothing to Try You May Be the Lucky One.
Chiffonier, like illustration,
royal oak, tale $5.85
Handsome Bed Daven
port! like illustration;
solid oak frame, green. S
velour upDOisi erea ;
regular $35.00 value;
sale J1 ? 7C
price P lO I O
Velour Couch like il
lustration; roll edge,
hardwood frame ;
$12.50 value, sale
price $6.75
Morris Chair, solid oak
frame, velour cush
ions, priced at $5.85
Mission Kocker like illustration;
solid oak, in early English or gold
en -wax finish; genuine Boston
leather upholstered. $4.40
Sanitary Couch, like illustration, can
be made into bed in- d O O C
stantly vOtOO
Deliveries Cannot Be Promised the Day Purchases Are Made We Will Simply Do the Best , We Can
5 U
Carpet Sweeper, like illustration;
tome early if you want one $1.65
Dresser, similar to illustration ;
serpentine front, bevel plate mir-
Royal Oak Center Ta
ble, full 18-inch top;
sale price 63
ror; royal oak, very rretty $S.S5 "We mean business.
$40 Steel Range, Four
Hole, Sale Price $23.85
100 Only-While They Last
NUMBER 8 One of the great
est bargains of -whole sale and
bound to go with a rush when
doors open; each t- ,
Kitchen Treasure, like
illustration ; table and
top; special.. . .$7.85
Buffet, like illustration, solid
quartered oak, in golden or
early English; formerly $30.
Sale $18.65
Chiffonier, like illustration ;
very handsome, large bevel
plate mirror; Royal oak; sale
price $12.25
Terms of Sale
Invariably Cash
S Mammoth Floors Crowded with Furniture See Large Sale Tags on Every Article Nothing Reserved
r.urmture company s
Northeast Corner First and Yamhill, Portland, Oregon
Look for Store Front Covered with Mammoth Red Canvas Signs Make No Mistake Follow the Crowds
Private Sale
No Auction
East Side Push Clubs Insist
Utilities Bill Shall Fit
Portland Alone.
State fnalor-cloot Favors TTIscon
la Lw or Amendment to Rail
way Commission Statute to
Corer City Trolley Line.
Declaring It to fee the desire of the
committee cf East 914 rush Onbe to
confer the powers cf a court upon the
Public Service Commission, which Is to
be created by their "exrluslvely-for-Port-land'"
Mil. Chairman Rleland yesterdav
announced thar tli loin minion should
not only have power to make orders for
tormil.i cf the service rendered bv
th public utility corporations, bat should
. ba able to enforce them by Imposing
fines and punishments. The right of ap
peal to tha Circuit Court wlU ba pro
vided for.
Tha Mil which is being framed In tha
office of Attorney A. E. Clark Is rapidly
Marine completion, tha committee and
tha attorney holding nightly meetings
to d'.soues Ita provisions. Tba committee
cf East Stders Is composed of Ben Rtes
land. it. C. Van Tjrne. v. A. Martin. It.
O. Brand. Rev. Father Gregory, Dan
Xeliaher and J. 'Woods Smith.
1VUI of People Heeded,
ara -oln to frame a Public Sn
lea Commission bill for Portland alone.'
said Chairman Rlesland laat nlitht. "We
cannot do anything else under the In
structions which bsva been alven us. t
are committee from the people of the
Fast Side, and were told to prepare a
Mil. get out an Initiative petition and
hare It presented to the people as soon as
possible. There has never been but one
meeting of the people on the matter, and
that sraa where we received our author
ity. There will never be another meet
ing until we have discharged our duty
and are ready to report.
"We are Insisting that tha bill sl.all be
abeolutely fair to the public utility cor
porations, and will not be satisfied with
anything else. Such a law will be ot
benefit to the corporations, as well aa the
people, and can be made a means of
bringing the corporations and the people
Into much closer and more friendly rela
tions. Wa realise that corporations are
a necessity In the commercial world and
the lives of the people. Putting oo the
reverse English, the people are necessary
t the corporations, and both have rights.
We have tried persuasion, and failed.
The people will now cut the melon fairly.
Xcw York U1II Is Model.
The streetcar companies, electric con
cerna and other corporations which will
he afrwted must be allowed to earn fair
dividends oa their Investments, but the
companies will not be allowed to take
money from the people to pay dividends
en watered stock.
Our committee cannot co-operate with
Fenator Halarkey In framing 'a state
wide Public Service Commission bill. Our
Instructions are to formulate a bill for
Portland alone. Our bill will provide
that the Commission shall alt as a court
on coniplatnts. make ordera and Impose
penalties. It will follow very closely the
lines ot the New Tork state bill, which
created a commission for the City of
New Vork and another fur the atate out
side of the city."
At the headquarters of senator Malar-
key grrat atacka of printed Information
la being absorbed concerning the forma
tion of a bill to create a state-wide
Public Service Commission.
"I have not been consulted by the
committee of East Side people who are
advocating the Commission for Portland
alone." aald Senator Malakey, "but I
am giving the entire matter a close study,
Maiarkey Wants WIconln Law.
"To begin with, there la a demand from
other cluea In the atate for a Public
Service Commission to serve their towns.
Somebody will Introduce a state-wide
bill, and I believe the Multnomah delega
tlon will have to vote for II.
I,et It be understood that I approve
of the motives and actions of the clti
sens who are advocating the exclusive
Portland bill. It la a good move to wait
until after the I-eslnlatiiro has acted and
aee Just what tha result will be.
"In studying the question I And that
Wisconsin has the most effective control
over publlo service corporations ot any
state In the Union. Wisconsin governs
alt its concretions through Its State
Board of Railway Commissioners. In
New Tork there was a special reason for
creating a aeparate commission to govern
the City of New Tork. and which does
not appear to previl here. There was a
large amotnt of puhllc work to be done,
sui'h aa the underground railroad and
tunnels. The stale outnldo the X'ity of
New York, governed by one commission,
has several cities almost. If not nuite.
aa large as Portland, and they seem to
get along all right.
Amendment I Proposed.
There may be several ways of secur
ing desirable results In this state. The
law creating the State Railway Commis
sion, which haa been repeatedly eus
talned by the courts, might be amended
to Include street railways. If that were
done we would gain several years on
the preliminary litigation which is sure
to follow any ation. By framing a state
wide law on the lines of the Wisconsin
law. we would also have the advantage
of a long line of sustaining decisions.
"I believe that the Oregon Railroad
Commissioners can handle the work, and
It given a liberal appropriation tor hir
ing experts, clerks and all necessary
help, the Commission would produce a
good results as an exclusive Portland
Much Mystery Surrounds Pisa p.
pearance of J. W. Myers.
Mystery surrounding the disappearance
of J. W. Myers, a barber of 401 Eat
Thirty-third street, deepened yesterday
when Mm Myers reported to" the de
tective bureau that, for tne third time
alace her hastiand'a departure last Thurs
day, she bad been called up by telephone
ttj some unknown person who gave her
assurance of his well-being.
When Myers left home, he drew COO
from a bank. The next day. according
to the recorder of the bank, he drew an
additional Kou. Kriday morning Mrs.
Myers received a telephone message say
ing that Myers had gone to Green am to
look at a tract of land. Later the same
day she received a second message to
the effect that be had gone to Clatakanle,
to take up a homestead.
Testerday someone telephoned from the
Hotel Morrison, that bcr husband was
established on the homestead and wished
to have his carpenter tools left In some
place where he could get them.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets.
Trurslats refund money If It falls to cur.
K. W. CBOVK a signature 1 oa aaca box, 2ie
Story Told by Woman in Mu
nicipal Court Involves
Several Men.
Proprietor of Cigar Stand Will Be
.Ukcd What Part He Played la
Her Coming Prom British
Columbia Town.
Through chance admissions made In
Municipal Court yesterday morning, a
new line of Investigation was opened
In relation to the white slave trafflo.
and the facts brought out are now in
the hands of Immigration Inspector
Barbour for a thoroua-li probing.
Involved In the developments are A.
R. Tozer, proprietor of a cigar stand
at Seventh and Morrison streets: Key
Turner, a grading contractor living at
rnrtn and Montgomery streets: Pete
Lavole. a waiter: Myrtle Lovelace, La
role's former companion: Herbert Hal
lowell. aon of a T&corua real estate
man. and Ida Bell, a girl 18 years old.
who Is alleged to have been brought
here from Vancouver, B. C., once and
possibly twice, for Immoral purposes.
The revelation came when Myrtle
Lovelace was on the witness stand, tes
tifying In support of her charge against
Lavoie that he had used profane, lan
guage to her. The woman said that
ahe fled with Lavoie from her home
In Waterloo, Or., two yeara ago, leav
ing her husband and two children, who
now live at Adna, Wash. Last July
she left Lavoie and since then he has
pursued her with threats and violence,
she says, until she was compelled to
appeal to the courts for protection.
"White Slave" Aspect Shown.
The case against Lavoie had not
progressed far before Deputy City At
torney Sullivan called the attention of
the court to the white slave aspect It
presented, and further action was post
poned until today, while Inspector Bar
bour was called In. and the witnesses
were turned over to him.
While living with Lavoie. over a
year ago, the Lovelace woman became
acquainted with Ida Bell, then 17 years
of ago. The girl had been brought
here, according to her story, from her
borne In Westminster, B. C. by Her
bert Hallowell, who lived with her and
upon her earnings for four months, and
then deserted her. They lived at dif
ferent times at the Willamette Hotel
and the Manhattan Hotel; both at Sixth
and Stark streets. Thrown upon her
own resources, the girl went Into a
place run by Jimmy Whalen on Clay
street. When the resorts in that part
.of the city were closed by the police.
she removed to a house on Gllsan
street, and was again forced to give
tip her place there. She then took up
quarters with Mrs. Lovelace and Lavoie
and became acquainted with Tozer, who
admits that he spent much money upon
her. Last April or May, Tozer took
her to Seattle and sent her on from
there to her home In Westminster. The
girl married Tipton Holley. a clothes
renovator, who soon afterward was
sent to prison for accepting money
from fallen women.
Fare Is Sent to Girl.
Ida Bell wrote to Tozer that she
wished to return here, and he sent her
a railroad ticket and J3. Displeased
at the smallness of the amount, she did
not accept the ticket. Then Tozer gave
the Lovelace woman ?35 and sent her
to bring the Bell girl back to this
city. They arrived here on November
i and went to live at the apartments
of Roy Turner, Fifth and Montgomery
streets, where the Lovelace woman says
she Is employed as housekeeper.
The Bell girl acknowledges that she
is an alien,, and It Is shown by a let
ter from her mother that the lter
knew that ahe was following a disso
lute life In British Columbia. The one
needful link to connect Tozer with the
case Is to show that he caused the
girl to be brought here for an Immoral
pi'rrtose; He was questioned upon
that point by Inspector Barbonr and
refused to say that his conduct with
the girl had been blameless. Tozer
Is nearly 60 years old. and has fam
ily of grown children.
Large Sams Spent.
He admitted that he had spent large
sums of money on the girl, and that
he was paying J.I a week for her board
at the present time, but declared that
his purpose had been to lift her from
a life of immorality. He will be called
before Inspector Barbour again today.
Effort will be made to locate Hal
lowell, who first brought the Bell girl
to this city. Mrs. Lovelace told the
Inspector that when she first found
Ida Bell working In a restaurant, her
body was covered with bruises, admin
istered by Hallowell in efforts to force
her to get money for him, and that
she was miserably clad.
Mrs. Lovelace told the Inspector that
Lavoie had forced her and Ida Bell to
go upon the street to get money for
him. An additional charge to that ef
fect will be placed against him today.
Pending the thorough probllng of the
case, the Bell girl is being detained.
Her family connections In British
Columbia are said to be excellent.
Enda Winter Troubles.
To many. Winter is e. season of
trouble. The frost bitten toes and
fingers, chapped hands and lips, chil
blains, cold sores, red and rough
skins, prove this. But such troubles
fly before Buckien's Arnica Salve. A
trlaL convinces. Greatest healer of
burc$ bolls, piles, cuts, sores. Eczema
and Sprains. Only 2oa at all drug
gists. The women of Bayansl. on the Onro,
wear wedding rtnrs f brass welded around
their necks.
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Committee Named to Wage Cam
paignLast Tear's Request Un
heeded Gypsy Smith Coming.
Another effort Is to be made by minis
ters of Portland to close the Postoffloe
Sundays. Steps to this end were taken
yesterday at the monthly meeting of the
Ministerial Association, when a commit
tee was appointed, with Rev. D. Larson
chairman. Last year the association sent
the Mayor and Federal authorities copies
of resolutions requesting that steps he
taken to close the Postoffice Sundays, but
nothing was done. The law is In effect
In other cities, say the ministers.
To prepare for the campaign to be con
ducted by Gypsy Smith, the well-known
English evangelist. In Portland next No
vember, Rev. W. E. Beagor, Rev. W. H.
Foulkes and Rev. Benjamin Toung were
named as the committee of arrangements.
In a paper on "The Messege of the
Modern Minister to the Modern City,"
Rev. Benjamin Young cautioned pastors
not to confine their work to their congre
gations, but work for the betterment of
all mankind. He said that people -had
gone mad over tha fight for the dollar
and paid too little attention to human
The speaker told of difficulties expe
rienced by ministers in trying to please
"If he talks from his pulpit on the
topics of the day." he said, "he is brand
ed as a 'sensationalist;' if he criticises
the condition of local government, he Is
'meddling with politics," In fact, he Is
often 'between the devil and the deep
sea.' "
On the S. P.
A new fast local train has .been put "
In service between Portland and Eu
gene by the Southern Pacific Company.
This train will leave Portland daily at
6:30 P. M. and arrive in Eugene at 10:30
P. M. a four hours' run, and will stop
only at Oregon City, Woodburn, Salem,
Albany and Junction City. Returning,
the train will leave Eugene at 6:00 A.
M., will stop at all local stations, ar
riving in Portland at 11:00 A. M.
Train No. 14 will leave San Fran
cisco at 9:40 P. M. and will arrive in
Portland at 7:40 A. M. No change in
No. 1.
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