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TIIE' MORNING 'oREGOyiAy- tVEDPAiC may. 31011.
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Emissary of Opposition Disap-
pointed In Effort to Con
ATTITUDE IS MADE CLEAR
Krank Anowrrn OUrn to Questions
IXftlgnrd lo KmtarriM Demand
for Cbaujcrs In City Oorn
LOMBXKU TO -rKAK IS MTNT
HIDE. Oar Lombard will address the
otrs of Sunnyslde FonTs HaU.
Fast Thirty-fourth and East Tam
hl!l struts tonight. Th meetlne
will b.ln at o'clock.
Evtdentlr an emtiwarT from the oppo
sition camp. snt to the meeting to an
tagonise Gar Imbrd with the various
employes In the vera! municipal de
partment, tf poestble. br Tlnr qa
tlor.ln. a strunjter at Malrs Hall last
Ttlaht did his bt to emfmrrass Mr. Lom
bard He asked numeroua questions
ef Mr. Lombard aa f th- eufnrlenry of
the salarl'S betns; paid these employee.
The speaker proved ejual to the actua
tion and without evasion made specific
end direct anawer to every Interroga-
1 About the onty satisfaction the Inqui
sitive man received was ine assu.u...--that
Mr. 1-ombnrd. a Mayor. would
I atrlve for an economical but efficient ad
( mtnlatratton of the city- business In all
Pension Question Answered.
The Instant Mr. Lombard, at the con
clusion of his address. Invited questions
from the audience, the stranjrt-r Jumped
to his feet and. referring to a memoran
dum he carried In his hand, betafl shoot
! In questions at Mr. Lombard. Klrst or
these waa the question whether the can
didate for Mayor believed that employe
the police, fire and street-sprinklln
'departments should be pensioned. Reply
Una;. Mr. Lombard said he believed the
employe of the fire and police depart
ment, by reason of the danger and risk
'to life entailed In their employment,
after Ion service, were entitled to a
pension. A to the streetcleanlns; de
partment, Mr. Lombard said he as not
'prepared to place Its employe In the
same Uase aa those following more naa-
"If the police are doing their duty do
lyou think that crime and vice would
flourish all over the city a It doe to-
bayr waa the next queation.
Indictment TelU Story.
The Indictment of your Chief of Po
lice In Itself answer mai question,
-la the present City Engineer entitled
to the Increased pay the voter are
a.kM to authoriie In the coming city
iMtiAnr waa the next.
if 1 am elected Mayor." returned
lmbard. "I will appoint aa City Engi
neer a man who will bo worth any sal
the -ltr Council mar fix as his
com Donsat ion."
The Inquisitor next lnqulrled whether
Mr. Lombard believed all ot tne era
til.itri of the city government were trtr.
Inn value received for the wage they
Mplnfl. There was no evasion in air.
I-ombard's anawer when he replied that
the present system waa coating the city
t.o much money. II promised that If
-.-t-A one of hla first oftlclal act would
be to make a careful Investigation of
rrr department connected wltn the
city administration with a view to elimi
nating needless help and effecting a av
Ins to the taxpayers.
Citizen's Putj Made Clear.
Good government wa the keynote of
Mr. Lombard- addresa, wnicn. wa ai
tentlvely listened to by nearly 100 vot
er. If goed government Is desired,
argued Mr. Lombard, the clilxen must
assume Individual responsibility, take
a vital Interest In the issue and
that only good men are elected to of
fice. He urged the voters to scrutinize
doselv the nuST candidate lor mem
bership In the City Council and glv
their support only to those wno couia
be depended upon to place their private
Interest last and the true Interest ot
the city and the people they represented
-Why la It those member of the pres
ent Council I have classed aa 'unde
sirable' are ao anxious to be re-elected?"
Inquired the speaker. "It Is be
cause tlier wish to continue the ben
Sits and profit they are enjoying by
reason of their membership In the
Council. The Councilman who profit
1y his position Indirectly Is just a
cnuch guilty or oriDery a mougu no
racelred actual money, r-xercise cu
tlon tn selecting the candidates yon will
support for the Council. Three men are
to be elected for the full four-year
term aa Councllmen-at-large. But there
la one man running for that office who
la not entitled to support. It I a man
vou elected to the Legislature two
7 ear ago and who. when he got to Pa
lem. undertook to violate a sacred
fledge he made to you and on which
lie wa elected. Such a man I not de
serving ot the support of any voter
"who desires good, clean government.
Commission IMan Favored.
Mr. Lombard continued his earnest
advocacy of a commission form ot gov
ernment for Portland and renewed his
criticism of the present charter be.
rana of the Inability under its provl
alona to fix the responsibility for th
administration of the city- affair,
which he said were "misgoverned by
A City Council that, while elected to
represent you. Is misrepresenting the
g-eople of this city." Mr. Lombard said
he had repeatedly demanded that hi
opponents for the nomination for Mayor
go before the people and Inform them
what they thought or tne present toon
ell and whether or not they believed its
members were committed to the bet
Interests of the city. He declared that
both Kushllght and Werleln were) off!
cers of the city and had been for aev
eral veara and lor that reason were 1
wl position to know condltlona aa they
actually existed in tne municipal jrov
ernment. He Insisted that these can
dldatea should tell the people what
In urging the adoption by the people
r,r a commission government. Mr. Lam
bard charged that Portland ,-l being
conducted under a form of government
that would bankrupt any large corpora
tion la a short time.
Car Service Criticised.
Mr. Lombard also discussed the street
... ..rvtce. which, he said, was in
a lequate, advocated the consolidation of
city and county government as the
moat direct way to reduce taxes, op
municipal paving plant, contending that
the desired relief could be largely gained
through the adoption of the Ellis amend
ment providing for competition In street
paving, declared the Broadway bridge
..... n ... miiKt" K. constructed with
out further delay and announced that
s Mayor he would assume me r'";"";
Ibllltv for law enforcement oy mo
of Police he would appoint.
R. E. Mcnefee. Councilman irum
Ninth Ward. In which the meeting was
held, presided and Introduced Mr. Lom
bard in flattering terms. "I waa aso-
kated for two years wnn .nr.
the City Council.- said air. r..
and It wa my onservaiion ...
the embodiment oi mat rri"
best characteristic iniegn.j. i. -
thoroughly honest. Is nrm in m
tlons and possesses another characteri
stic consistency. Mr. iimoo
best Interest of tne city, us w.
growth, progress and development, at
heart and U ne la eiei:ru -....-..
man or set of men will regret It.
SSCK FOGGED. LOMBARD SAYS
Ilcply to Rushlight Renews Demand
Mr. Rushlight- belated attempt to
befog the plain issue oi gowu
ment versus the kind with wnicn
familiar, by lugging Into tne con
troversy a mass oi mmrrpic..-.
egardlng my connection wltn a Donn-
g company, will hardly rooi m -
tellectual voter of this cuy. saio.
Lombard last night. "An escaping
uttleflsh throw off an inky nu.a
hlch may dlsgut tha puruer. out "
fall to hid th true nature
uttleflsh. I use thi aimiio
cause tne cuttiensu V':
sight, but because its a
defense are so imicn uae i "
ome of the recreant pumic r....
v.... f.nj it necessary to expose.
n a statement last night Mr. Lombard
said: ... ,
I made every possiDie et
in ih. cmoaiirn to get Mr. Rushlight
before the people with bis grievances.
repeatedly aakea mm 10
caslonal night irom nis
palgn through the North End and come
out before the people where he. and
not his Shakespearean press --
could point out the weak points. If
there were any. In the policies I ad
"Why does not Mr. Rushlight come
before the public wltn clean nanus
tead of vilifying ana aitacaio -
have made counllesa cnargea
Mr. Rushlight. I nave " ,
give the public tne beneui ot uv
formation a ne naa --
irables' in th council, i '"""
him as to the nature of " ""
between him ana mo un....
Counxllmen but he evaae tne "
a he evade and ha evaded every di
rect, honest Quetiou in tui
"Does he expect to win puu
port by a campaign of reticence, and
hiding? Come out Mr. Rushlight and
state what you stand for. Give us your
Ideas direct- Speak out ana answer
questions and answer them In your own
words and do not try to befuddle the
public with a flowery statement from
your own paid press agent. I say on
the platform open and aboveboard
what I stand for. what causes are
of our present mlsgovernment and l
name the men who are responsible for
Are you rria to crui.
Why hold backT se i
Mr. Ruahllght. and tell u wnemer re
think your associate In th olld
eight" are good men and true. Vast
Issue are at take Mr. Rushlight
Issue mor Important than you or I.
For once In your life speaa out
tell us what you thin, oi me u"i
and the 'undesirables. .,
-Politic makes atrange bedfellow
and we want to know If you are con
tent with yours. Tour msnager.
George U Baker, to quote jour
words, "has none so poor as to u u""
reverence.' The paper supporting yon
urges th rmbllc to vote against him.
How do you stana. air. kuhiuv -
It th office, saiary ana ptrnuLur.
you want or are you at heart sincere
In your desire for cleaner and better
overnmentT If so. take us into your
confidence and peak out. .ien us
about the written pledge you have,
mad aa to appointment In esse you
were elected. Would not youc own
people even trust yu?
-it. fore voting to pay the Portland
Railway. -Light 4c Power Company tlU-
12.1 on November is. ii".
th question In open Council meeting.
to whether the City Attorney ap
proved, and on his saying that he did
o I voted yes!' The City Attorney
1 and wa the better Judge or tne
i.railtv of a claim like this than 1
could possibly be and I do not consider
that my vote In tLis case neeu a ue
fense. The same answer applies to my vote
on October . ll. as to tne pui.
of certain street Improvement warrant.
The City Attorney I th legal aaviaer
to the Council and the charter so pro
vides and on legal question I have, and
rightly o. deferred to his Judgment.
"As to my vote on March 8. 1911.
against a resolution to Investigate cer
tain defecta In rock nsea on rast. x-iev-enth
street. I did so because that mat
ter wa entirely In th province of and
under the control of the Executive
1-onrd. The work of the Council tops
when It ordains street Improvements
and the letting of the contract, the ac
Mntinrn nf the work and the compllancS
of the contractor with the terms of their
contract, are and must be. unaer our
present charter. In th hand of the Ex
"A to the Oregon Surety tc Casunlty
Company. I asked Mayor Simon and-Clty
Attorney Grant whether It wa lawful
and according to the charter that a com
pany In which a councilman was inter
ested should go on bonds teTthe city and
they both said that It waa. The annual
report made to the State Insurance Com
missioner will show that out of J32.0O0
In premiums, only HOM cam rrora sure
ty bonds to the city. My share of these
premiums. If the company never had a
loss, would not amount to S200. Do the
people of Portland think my vote could
be Influenced tor 1J00I
"I repeat that my connection with this
company was only doe to a matter of
local pride) and i neuevo in cuiiaing ui
the Institution of this city, not In tear
ing them down. If elected Mayor of this
city. I should certainly sever my con
nection both as an officer and a stock
holder In this company. I do not mink
that the officer of this company, among
whom are such men as Dr. Andrew C.
Smith. H. L. Corbett and C H. Lewi,
would aid or abet 'graft' or irregular
and unfair business methods In any
RCSHLIGHT ACCUSES LOMBARD
Vote for Street Railway Grab and
. Questionable Bonds Charged.
Ga.y Lombard's published assertion
that he made only two mistakes during
his career as Councilman, together with
his attacks upon A. O. Rushlight, one
of hi opponent for the Republican
nomination for Mayor, have called
forth a reply from Mr. Rushlight, In
which Mr. Lombard 1 declared to have
voted for what Mr. Rushlight terms
th. .-fr,b" by the Portland Railway,
Light A Power Company of I21.lli.ll
and ia alleged to have assisted in un
loading upon the city il.600 of city
Improvement bonda of questionable
value- In addition. Mr. Rushlight
charges that Mr. Lombard Is guilty
of a violation of the city charter for
having permitted his bonding eom
paaf to tnd sponsor for concern
engaged In doing Improvement work
for the city.
Mr. Rushlight's tatement Is in full
Mr. Lombard, in one of bis Jn.tly-eole-brat.4
int.rvt.w" with hlmsolf, published la
the local prw of yesterday, with a modesty
of the purest ray serene, claims to have
made only two mistakes while serving as
Councilman durlor the past two years. Ihls
boast of self-abn.stlon almost equals the
record of the fabled Sheriff of Notting
ham, "who ve.er once roado any mistake.
fha eagle eye and massive brain of Mr.
Lombard hlh-prlcd press bureau baa evi
dently overlooked som. few of Mr. Lom
bard's Councllmaole mistakes, which, for
th. bneflt of th. voters of the City of
Portland. I here append.
Mr. Lombard on the 13th day of Novem
ber 110. voted for the rab-' by the Port
land Railway, Light Power Company of
$1,124.1 oa the famoua padded light
claim which was rejected and successfully
opposed bv Mayor Lan. and his Executive
Hoard. This "srab- of $Il.li4.1S by the
Portland Railway. Light Power Company,
with the h-lp of Mr. Lombard, and paaed
over my protest, was editorially condemned
by the newspapers of Portland. This grab
was a mistake with a vengeance.
Mr. Lombard, oo October . ISO, voted
for the purchase, over my protest, by the
city of J10.6OO of . questionable and lltlsa-tlon-threatened
etrwt Improvement war.
rants, a goodly block of which warrants
was held by his assembly-nominated run
nln mate and hlgh-finaoce associate.
Tbnnias C Devlin.
Ex-Councllman Lombard, on the 8th day
of March llll. voted asalnst a resolution
Introduced by me wherein It was provided
thst the City Engineer be Instructed tolook
Into the quality of rock used In the Im
provement of East Eleventh street. Much
complaint had been mad. by the eltlsens
of the East Bide aiainst this sllej.d Im
provement. The work was being done bv
the Hassara Paving Company and It Is of
peculiar Interest te the eltlsens of Port
land to note that at that time Mr. Lom
bard's bonding company bonded this par
ticular paving company for street work.
Mr. Lombard has not only gone on per-
i wam. tnr tha Hasaant Pavlog Com-
pany as for Instance the bond of J5003.M
to Improve East Sixteenth street, and for
IO!..vi to improve Klrby street, but has
also permitted his surety company, the Ore
gon Surety a Casualty Company, in which
h. is aa officer and stockholder, to go upon
the bonds of the paving companies, and has
voted with reference to the Improve merit
of streets affected by such bonds. This Is
a direct violation of section 10J of tne
charter, which provides:
-No councilman or other officer or em
ploy, of th. city shall be or become di
rectly or indirectly interested In or in the
performance of eny contract tor the supply
ot labor or material to th. city. . . .
-If any officer or person In this section
designated shall violate the provisions of
this section ne snail tonen. --
all soch contracts, grants, privileges aaa
franchises In the hands of others than a
purchaser without notice for value shall be
"it" is a curious turn of history to know
that whea Boss Crok.r, of ew York City.
In the b-ydsy of his wfeWdenc.
by a Lexow rommittM with the evidence
showing he had obtained much of his mil
lions used to buy estates in a forelen land
through coercing city employes and con
tractors into obtslnlng surely bonds from
a certain surety company In which Croker
was largely Interested aa a stockholder, he
save the Identical reason to Justify bis ac
tion which our local self-styled paragon of
virtue. Mr. Lombard, gave in the present
Instance. That la. It waa a local concern
and we should foster and help home indus-
r'lt"yir. Lombard's surety company has beeo
so far able to obtain business enough from
the city to Veep Its head above water when
he waa a mere Councilman, it does not take
a strong application of the multiplication
table to ascertain how the business of his
surety company would Increase if Mr. Lom
bard were elected Mayor, and what a re
markable unanimity there would be among
paving companies and those seeking the
Mayor's favor on the question ss to which
among the surely companies was the best
from which to secure bonda Local Inter
ests and home industries which are In the
infantile state at present would wax fat
and Mr. Lombard's present lean dividends
would inert am after the manner ot wcll
SIR. MTHERSOX COXFIDEXT
Pastor-Candlclat Believe lie Will
Have Large Majority.
Charles T. McPherson, pastor of Ep
worth Methodist Church, who Is run
ning for Councllman-at-Large. believes
he has the support of the majority of
th people ot Portland, and that ha will
be elected by a large majority.
"I consented to run for Councllman-at-Large
only upon the earnest solici
tation of many prominent business
men," said Mr. McPherson laat night.
"I have been In Portland It years, and
th business men knew I would do the
square thing. They want to see what a
preacher will do as a Councilman. I
have the support of the ministers, the
church members. Including Methodists,
Catbolica and Jews, and the support
of th Municipal League.
"I am not In favor of saloons, but
several saloon-keepers called me up
and said they appreciated th stand I
have taken. I believe that as long as
the majority ot th people of the city
vote for and support th saloons we
shall have saloon. But I favor strict
laws regulating them while we have
them. When the majority of the peo
ple vote for their abolition, I shall be
among tha first one to remove them
from the city. t la absolutely Im
possible to remove them until the peo
ple want them removed. I Intend to
represent all th people.
-I am not In favor of a municipal
paving plant, for I think the city ha
been assessed enough already, and It
Is unreasonable to assess It 11.000.008
for a paving plant. The business men
of the city are not In favor of It- I am
In favor of lower prices for street and
sidewalk paving and sewers. W
should have competitive bidding, but
If we cannot have that, as a member
of the Council I will do what I can to
compel the bidder to come down to a
reasonable figure before I vote to
award the contract.
"I am strictly against graft, and
hall expos It while I am In the Coun
cil. II the member of the Council
persist In It I Intend to let the publlo
know about It- I shall stand alone In
the Council If necessary.
I believe In Increasing the police
force ufficlently to keep order. I
stand also for more parks and play
grounds. "F. P. Leach, of Leach Bros.' Iron
Works, will speak at the Firemen's
Hall, on Alblna avenue, tonight in my
LABORING MEN TAKING PART
Political Efforts Are Centered on
Members of the Worklngmen' Polit
ical Club are directing their effort in
behalf of Ave candidate in the ap
proaching primary election. This or
ganisation originally Indorsed A. a.
Itushllgbt for Mayor, Edward D. Will
iam for Municipal Judge, and William
1C Daly for Councllman-at-Large for
one of the three long term The club
has since Indorsed the candldacle of
Ralph C. Clyde for Councilman-at-Large
(two-year term) to succeed Gay
t v.., H B. White for Council
man from the Seventh Ward. With the
exception of wnne. wno m e. "'"1-' "-
all of the candidates receiving the In
dorsement of this club, which Is non-
.I..- .r Rnnubllcans.
.i.,h Nodded to concentrate Its
efforts in support of the candidacies of
these five men. believing that they moat
nearly represent the Interests of the la
boring men In thl campaign. aid W.
H. Flugerald. a member of the execu
.. .nn,mittrt. yesterday. "Our or
ganization Is not strictly a onion labor
r. n,..r It Includes in Its ranks
- uwinr men who are not affili
ated with any Individual union. Every
man who works for a day' wag I eli
gible to membership in the organiza
tion, which ha for It single purpose
bettering the conditions of the labor
ing classes in this city. We shall alsjo
take part In the campaign following
th prlmray election, but the extent of
that activity will depend entirely on
the result of the nominations mad in
Flames Originate in Quarters
' of Attorneys and Go to
CITIZEN PREVENTS SPREAD
Third and Fourth Floors of Com
mercial Block Damaged Before
Fire Department Apparatus
Keacres the Scene.
A stubborn Ore In th airs haft of th
Commercial block. Second and Wash
ington streets, threatened to destroy
the entlr six-story building at 11
o'clock last night and did IS000 dam
age before It was extinguished.
The fire originated in the suite of
offices occupied by George N. Ferrln.
W J. Shaver, W. T. Wood and Sidney
Gordon, lawyers, and the Bonded Ad
justment Company, on th third floor.
The fire gained sufficient headway to
break into the air shaft in in center
of the bulldlntr and do consiaeraoie
damuge to offices on tne tnira ana
fourth floors surrounding It. The
contents of the entire suit occupied
bv he attorneys, was aestroyea.
amounting to $1500, and the loss on
the building is estimated at $3000.
Sidney Gordon says he waa sitting
at his desk at work In room S01, when
he was aroused by breaking glass ana
ran out of the building. He nan-owly
escaped with his life, as the partition
between bis office and an adjoining
one, no more than eight feet from his
desk, waa burned.
George E. Ledbetter, one oi tnecam-n.in-n
managers for George H. Thomas,
saw sparks coming from the building
from the street. rte ran into i
building, where he found two men at
the elevator. He told them th build
ing was on fire, touched the flro alarm
box in the hallway, then ran to the
second floor and unwound the hose in
the halt He turned the water on.
gave the nozxle to someone else and
continued on his way until he reached
the top floor. The streams from the
hose In the halls kept the Are out of
the north side of the shaft, except in
the office of Meine Espcy. real estate
dealer, and the Lounsdale real estate
office. In rooms S19 and 20. where
considerable damage was done.
When the water failed to reach the
top flcor of the building the depart
ment was on hand and fought the
stubborn blac, which crept up the
building Inside th walls and was dif
ficult to extinguish.
The cause of the fire is unknown,
but it started in the offices occupied
by the four attorneys on the third
floor. Sidney Gordon was at a loss to
account for the blaze, as he said he was
In his office all night and no on had
been in the ult except himself.
MAYOR OF ST. JOHNS MODIFIES
ELECTRIC SIGN GRANT.
Bill for Expertlng Books of City
to Receive Ax at Hands ofhe
City Council. .
ST. JOHNS. Or May 2. (SpeciaL)--At
the meeting tonight of the City
Ahi.Hiin waa made to the
payment of the bill presented by the
expert employed in auditing the city
book. The opinion of the members of
the Council was that the amount of
1470 waa excessive. Soma adjustment
will be made later. "
The shadow of annexation was again
noted In the proceedings of the meet-
r nhon an aoDllcation was received
for an electric sign to be erected on
t....v .tmoL The Mayor made the
,.n.irt that the ordinance covering
such a privilege should be th sam
as that In Portland. As th question
of annexation Is one on which there has
been much discussion, tne mayor
morir waa considered significant.
The following street improvement,
were ordered by the Council: Edison
treet. from Burlington to Kessenden.
13-foot cement sidewalks and macadam
pavements; Philadelphia street, from
Edison to Hayes, macauaro iu ""-
with ll-foot sidewalks; t-oruana oou
lecard. from Drue street to Thompson
t,.t m-foot macadam pavements.
The Oregon Washington Railway
k. Navigation Company was granted a
franchise to put in a siaetraca. w m.
warehouse ot the Lauthere Mercantile
Co The period covered by th fran
chise is 25 years.
Th bill authorizing in construcuuu
h? fru ferrv sroe into euoct on
May 20 and nothing now remains to be
n. .rr.nr to aeiermiue too lJ u k
.e.v This matter Is to be decided
upon at a meeting of the Mayor with
the County Commissioners at an early
WERLEIN MEN ARE ACTIVE
n.nhliran Candidate's Friend
Send Letters of Commendation.
pu. Treasurer Werleln. candidate
for Republican nomination for Mayor,
is making a quiet but active preclnct-to-precinct
canvass of the city. Wer
(,i.n also are aggressive. Mr.
- . . i x
Werleln says ne is aitogeiner in:.i
with the situation. He Is receiving
many letters from various people
giving high testimonials of his worth
as a private citizen and a publlo offi
Thomas Pleads With Democrats.
George H. Thomas, chairman of the
Democratic County Central Committee
and only candidate on the Democratic
ticket for Mayor In Saturday's prima
ries, yesterday mailed postal cards to
v.- rnn rwrnocrats who signed his nomi
nating petition. Friends of Mr. Thomas
are making an especial effort .to tea
that a many Democrats as possible get
to the polls Saturday and give their
support to the party candidate. They
feel that a substantial Indorsement in
the primary election win iro
ful assest in his candidacy in the Juni
Candidate Werleln Speaks Tonight.
At a meeting in Firemen's Hall. Al
K-illlna-sworth avenues, to
night, J. E. Werleln, In his candidacy
for Mayor, will discuss the Broadway
bridge and other municipal questions of
Interest to the voters. L. A. Whit
comb will be chairman of the meeting.
Mr Werleln will also speak to the vot
ers of South Portland. The meeting will
be held In Jones' Hall. Front and Qlbbs
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Beautiful Serge Dresses of White or
Hair-Line Stripes, a May Sale Special
Wednesday we inaugurate our First Annual May Sale-an event of great impor
Unce Sslesdomen of Portland, Extraordinary P5'8Se,lted
to effect substantial economies in our Cloak and Suit Department.
These Dresses as illustrated are an extraordinary bargain A 0Zfslls
manufacturer disposed of his surplus stock to us at .1
Every Dress of the very latest models,. exceptionally -weD y5S
Ihlp hairline strroe plain white or navy serge, fcobby effects with large sauor coi
lalwlsZoi Sack satin, new bolero models, dainty lace yokes and und
sleeves. In all, the most clever lot of Dresses put forth this ("fl yf
season. You would pay $27.50 for them in the regular way. J J j J
Come and see them. May Sale Price T
Two distinct models. Very
dainty Dutch neck, kimono
sleeves, heavy lace insertion or
round collar edged with heavy
lace; a very clever design.
RECALL VOTE LIGHT
Tacoma Election for Commis-
PUBLIC INTEREST SLIGHT
Only Half of Registered Balloters
Go to Polls and Contest for
Offices Must Be Repeated
Within Two Weeks.
. jij.iT & txr.st. Mav 2. The recall
. nria nt the four City
Commissioners held here today was not
. i will ha n pl a two
decisive ana auumc. " . . .,
weeks hence, at which the two hlgHest
candidates today will run ag aln. All
of the inoumbents succeeded In quali-
fyinKth next election Commissioner L.
W. Boy. will oppose F. a PetUm-
miss Loner tay rree yr r
. . rtnmmiiifl Anpr Owen
SooTwmoWose w: E. Clayton and
Commissioner Nicholas La wson will
oppose B. 3. Weeks. Half the regis-
. . oe! AAn wa nollled ana
terea voie w ' ;
the interest was small. n-MlLt.
The law is tnai wuo. --
" i rr oil the votes
receives a - -- - .
cast for that office the elect on shall
be deemed a pnmarjr uu -
in two weeks. May 1. to decide be
tween the two niBa - "f
Ana Woods came
reilvlnff a majority and lacks less
nan 200 votes of winning out on the
firs? election. Owing to the f act that
there were 20 candidates In the race
four oryces. the return, we .
slow in com." ,-. waa
iTi? "t i'he n "cuy' precincts.
Following are iuo
To succeed I W. Roys. Commis
sioner of public safety. A. H. Barth.
3183; John Burner, "1. -in cIa
1683 Clarence Parker. 1927. Francis
k: Pettlt. 8475; L. W. Roys. 4681.
To succeed Owen Woods. Commis
sioner of .Public Works , W. R Clayton.
451; Daniel B. Cook. 1001; R. H. For
vthe. 1901; Owen Wood, 779.
"yTo succeed Nicholas Lawson. Com
missioner of Light and Water James
n Drake. 2608: David B. Fltts. 3i,
Nlc&lasVwson. 8771; D. E. McPher
?on. 1701; Benjamin J. Weeks. 6 SIS.
To succeed Ray Freeland. Commis
sioner of Finance. John B. Cromwel.
,38 Ray Freeland 5194; Frank La m
bern. 6391: P. W. Noble. 1480; R. A. B.
Eugene "Wins Territory.
BWENB, Or, May . 6peclal.) By
a majority or isa we tuy
terday to extend the limits. The vote
was very light, only 226 ballots being
cast, which was less than one-sixth of
the total cast at the recent mayoralty
election. The extension adds approx
imately a square, mile of territory to
the city limits, ana iomeimu u.o. -v.
people to Us population.
Cottage Grove Is Enlarged.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., May 2. (Spe
cial.) Cottage Grove voted yesterday,
by a majority of 162, to extend the city
limits, taking in territory that has been
netitionlns: for some ftime to be ad
mitted to the city. The vote was not
a large one, tne total oemg i ii
55 against. '
There Is o market for Ameriean-mafle
metal monuments In China for the simple
reason that the Chinese do not use monu
ments for marking- graves. The coftln is
burled about one foot below the surface
and over It a mound Is raised. Its size depending-
upon the rank of the family and
Are absolutely safe
and earn interest while
you earn more for like
Safe because, other
than cash reserve, they
are for the most part in
vested in first mort
gages on real estate.
Accounts opened for
$1.00 and up.
Savings & Trust
.CORJSER SIXTH AND
OPES SATURDAT EVEITIirGS,
6 TO &
W. H. Fear..... Prealdeat
Wlllard Case Vice-President
O. C. BOTtssneyer Cscshler
B. at. 11 ul (tea. . .Assistant Cashier
$6.50 Messaline and
Taffeta Petticoats $2.95
The most astonishing Petti
coat hargain ever offered.
Fine quality messaline and
taffeta Silks in every wanted
shade, including black or
white. May tJO OC
Sale IW pai.a7J
At good dealers
50c 75c $1.00 $1.50
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