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TIIE MORNING OREGOIAV FRIDAY. AUGUST 29, 1913.
FRAUD IS CHARGED
Picture - Enlargement ; Agent
Haled Into Court.
RESTITUTION IS PROMISED
A. J.- Cohen's Methods Rebuked by
Court ana Women Patrons Are
on Hand With Accusations
Regarding His Dealings.
"I want my $3 backl
"He'i got a picture that belongs to
me!" , ' ...
"I wouldn't take, a farm lor one be
took from my. house."- . - -
These were a few 4f the exclama
tions that greeted the appearance In
Municipal Court yesterday of A. J Co
ben, manager of " a picture-enlarging
scheme which the police allege Is a
A dozen women who had read refer
ences to Cohen's scheme in The Ore
gontan; were In court to give evidence.
Mrs. H. J. Langoe told how a solicitor
had come to her house, representing
that. If she were lucky enough to draw
a winning card, she would be let In on
the Inestimable privilege of buying a
1S enlargement for only 12.98.
"I learned afterward," she said, "that
all my neighbors bad been lucky too."
Contract Is IffBOred.
Whert she lifted an envelope so that
the light shone through it, the solicitor
said she had won, and left a con
tract. Later Cohen came around to col
lect, contrary to her understanding
that no money should be paid until the
picture was delivered.
"That was Just a manner of getting
people to listen to the salesman's talk,
explained Attorney Moser, Inferring
that persons, particularly women, were
more approchable If an element of
chance, to win and none to lose was
"It is not clear that this is a lot
tery." said Judge Stevenson, "but it Is
plain - that it violates the false ad
"These pictures are not worth $15
or anything like It." said Deputy
Stadter, "and it is a fraud, particularly
upon women. This sort of business Is
going on all over the city, and it bould
be broken up.
Framing Declared Graft.
The real graft, the deputy explained.
came In framing the pictures. The en.
largements were produced in such I
shape that they could not be framed by
any stock material carried by regular
picture dealers, and the buyer was at
the mercy of Cohen, who could collect
what price be pleased for the appro
The defense professed wllllngnes to
submit to the view of the court and
desist from soliciting- - If -allowed to
close up existing contracts. The case
was taken under advisement by the
court and a much flustered Cohen ran
the gauntlet of his patrons in the cor
ridor, finally escaping with profuse
promises to give complete satisfaction
to all and speedily.
thing must be happening. It was 2
o'clock in the morning.
The nurse looked at tbe board which
indicates from which room a call has
come. Twenty-seven indicators showed
calls. Twenty-seven people must want
her- all at once. Then the doorbell
rang again, and immediately after 27
call bells "tinir-a-lined" strain.
Patients poked .their heads out of
doors, to see the nurse flying from one
room toanother. Nobody had canea
her, they all said, but the bells had
awakened everybody in the hospital.
Twenty-seven bells continued to ring
for ten minutes, the doorbell helping
the fun along, although nobody was at
Finally It was found that a woman
patient in room 9 had wanted the nurse.
She had pressed her button. In some
way the -wiring apparatus had become
crossed and tangled with the wire from
the doorbell. Every time room rang,
CXITERSITY OF MICHIGAN
MAN TO TEACH AT AGRI
' CCtTrRAt COLLEGE.
USE OF OPIUM IS DENIED
Chinese Merchant ' Says Business
Cans of Visiting: Den.
It was an SS000 deal with a Chinese
merchant from Ban Francisco which
brought about his arrest on a charge of
visiting an opium "Joint," says Lee
61ng Euey, one of the leading Chinese
business men of. the city, now under
sentence of five days for visiting the
place. Saying his business standing
bas been hurt by the affair, the mer
chant asks that be be allowed to offer
The defendant says that he went to
consult with the visitor, innocent of
any knowledge of Impropriety and was
in conference when the officers en
tered and placed him tinder arrest. He
says ha is not addicted' to the use of
opium and that this opinion of him Is
entertained - by his American friends.
He is the successor in business to Lee
Tai Hoy, who was murdered by Lent
Wood, now about to bang.
NEW SERVICE ANNOUNCED
"Ocean Letters" May Be Sent by
Marconi Wireless Company.
The Marconi Wireless Telegraph
Company of America announces the
inauguration of a new service aboard
ships, known as the ocean letter,
effective September 1. This allows the
wireless transmission of a letter of
from 30 to 100 words between vessels at
sea going In opposite directions to be
mailed by the vessel of reception upon
arrival In port. The rate of $1.20 for
the first SO words and cents for each
additional word up to 100 has been
placed in effect covering this service.
- The sending of letters "by wireless"
will add much to the conveniences of
travel at sea. Voyagers to the Orient
in particular will welcome this service,
as it will eliminate the necessity of
waiting until the arrival-of the vessel
at Its destination before a letter can be
TROUSERLESS MAN IN JAIL
Police Take Clothes From Robber of
Despoiling a. Good Samaritan proved
unlucky for Julius Ruffin, a negro, last
night, for. after he had stolen a suit
of clothes from Abram Thompson, of
130 Eleventh street. North, Patrolman
Madden arrested Ruffin. took the
clothes lrom him, and he was forced
to pass the night in Jail, trouserless.
Thompson told the officer that he
met Ruffin last night, and when Ruf
. fin said be had no place . to sleep,
Thompson allowed blm to use his room.
The suit and Ruffin and the clothes
disappeared. When Ruffin was arrest
ed, Thompson Identified the clothes and
Ruffin confessed, . . .
Night Nurse Busy When 28
Bells Ring at Same Time
Crossed Wire at Coa-raleaeevt Rot
Vital Keeps Attendaat Raaalaa
From -One Patteats Room to As.
other aad Thea to Front Door.
ING-A-LING," went one sharp
X little bell. Then "tlng-a-llng"
went it more bells. Then "tlng-a-llng"
Mrs. White, night nurse In the Port
land Convalescent Hospital. Twentieth
and Gllsan streets, was startled. She
has charge of the entire institution
during ths night, and when so many
calls from so many patients' rooms at
the same time, and then when the door
bell rang, she made up her mind ome-
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M. J. beeley.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL-.-LEGE,
Corvallis, Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) M. J. Seeley, of Ann Arbor,
Mich., has been appointed to an
lnstructorshlp in pharmaceutical
chemistry at Oregon Agricultural
College for the coming year.
At the University of Michigan,
bis alma mater, Mr. Seeley has
assisted with Instructive work In
both pharmacy and chemistry.
He has also gained a practical
knowledge of pharmacy through
experience In the retail drug
28 other call bells rang, too, besides
The first thing Mrs. White did In
the morning was to have a repair man
come and fix the wiring.
FIREMEN ARE ON MERIT
BEST MEX WILL BE STATIONED
LV BUSINESS DISTRICT.
Higher Salaries Also Fart of Reward
for Efficiency In Local
Grouping of the city's most efficient
nremen In tbe main business district,
where nres are most frequent and more
serious, and shifting drones to the out
lying stations, where wares will be
lowest, will be the result of a merit
system for the Fire Department,
adopted yesterday by Mayor Albee.
A premium will be placed on effi
cient service and the way will be con
tinually open for advancement of the
men in rank and salary. The system
eventually' will mean general slashing
of salaries in the department. The
Mayor at the suggestion of the New
York bureau of municipal research,
proposes to establish three districts.
The first and best will be that In
the main business districts of the East
Side and West Side.
Here the wages will be highest for
privates and fire captains and lieuten
ants because of the frequency of fires,
the additional dangers at fires and the
large amount of work. The second
district will be out a short distance.
Here wages will be lower than in tbe
business center. The third and lowest
district will be on the outskirts where
wages will be lowest.
The firemen, it Is believed, continual
ly will be striving for promotion to a
higher district where more money Is
paid. Men who are inefficient in the
center of the city will be shifted to
the outskirts to make way for efficient
men who are In the outskirts. Under
the system there will be an advantage
In good service. Under present con
ditions there is a uniform scale of
wages regardless of efficiency or
amount of work.
DRUMMERS TO PICNIC
RAIN TOL NOT IXTERFERE
WITH FCX, SAYS ARLETT.
Knights of Grip, With Families, to
Meet at Crystal Lake Today for
About 1000 drummers will gather, at
Crystal Lake Park. Milwaukie, tomor
row to take a squint at a programme
of holiday events that are classed as
perfectly good form. The traveling
en will start lrom East w ater and
Morrison streets at 9:30 o'clock.
'Thore is nothing in this picnic plan
of ours that will be spoiled on account
of a rain storm, announced Chairman
Percy Arlett. "and the gang will pic
nic, :egnrdlcss of the weather."
Portland Is the home city for more
than 1000 salesmen, representing the
wholesale and Jobbing houses of the
city, and while the committee has no
means of checking up the exact num
ber uf men who will be present with
their families, it la believed that the
affair will bring together a larger
' umber of commercial men than has
ever formed into one gathering In the
The programme will Include amus
ing events, in which men, women and
children may participate. "Chef
Wfcitemore and "Pop" Kunta, commer
cial travelers for more than 40 years
and still rivals in everything known to
man, will settle their differences for
all time, while some of the fellows who
have been boasting of their skill In
raising and handling children are go
ing to find some hard sledding in try
ing tor the prise in the eugenics con-J
Chairman Arlett issued the follow
ing statement yesterday: "Some of the
married drummers may not be able
to get Into town for the plcnlo. In that
case the committee hopes that their
families will Join the picnickers and
we will do our best to entertain them."
White Leghorns Lead Layers.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash, Aug. zs.
(Special.) A pen of White Leghorns,
owned by PL W. Turner, of Sunnyslde.
which took the lead la the. egg-laying
Double &C. Trading Stamps in the Main Floor Shoe Dept.Tdday
Charge Purchases Made Today and Remainder of the Month Will Go on Your September Account Payable on October 1st
tf&C Trading Stamps Will Be Given on All Charge Accounts Providing Same Are Paid in Full on or Before September 10
We Give S. & H-
Olds, Wortman SsKing
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
Store Hours 8 iSO to BiSO Dally, Except Saturday. Batnrday Hoars StSO A.M. to liHF.H.
Wo Give S. s H.
Sale Extraordinary of Women's Fine Coats
Grades Selling Formerly up to $22.50 Choice at
Garment Department, Second FloorOne of the most remarkable Coat offer
ings we nave yet brought before our patrons. 04i garments comprising this
season's best-selling Blyles, which have been depleted to only one or two of
a kind. Hieh-erade Coats in many popular styles, including A Cutaway
Models, short Sport Coats, plain tailored and novelty effects in great variety. "Women who have worn
garments with the "OWK" label attached are aware of the many superior points about the Coats we
sell the fit the fabric and, above all, the distinctiveness of the styles. Among the materials in this
special lot are Serges, Novelty Checks And Stripes, Eponge, Ratine, Moire and Fancy Mixtures. Nearly
all sizes are to be found in the assortment. Coats selling formerly up to $22.50, choice, TEN DOLLAES
TailoredSuits Sellingto$38.50 Now$l 7.45
Plain Tailored, Fancy and Balkan Blouse Models ,
Suit Salons, Second Floor We doubt if yon 11 again have an opportunity to buy suits of this charao
ter at the price at least not for some months to come. Smart, stylish models for early Fall wear,
In navy, black and white serges, Bedford Cords, Ratine, Eponge and striped novelties. Coats trimmed
with fancy collars and cuffs and buttons skirts in a number of attractive draped effects, also in
plain tailored styles. Excellent range of sizes. Suits selling to $38.50. Your choice at only $17.45.
Women's House Dresses in Attractive Styles Now $1.29
Long Ktmonos and Dressing Sacques, Special at 98c
By special arrangement
with tbe Ladies' Home
Journal Pat tern Cn..
we now receive advance styles as
soon as they appear in New York
and Paris. This gives ns by far
the most np-to-date and complete
pattern service in the city. Issued
in Xew York every Monday and
forwarded direct to Olds, Wortman
& King Store. Ask at Pattern.
Center Circle, Main Floor Women's pretty
House Dresses in checked and striped ginghams,
striped and figured percales and plain chambray9,
trimmed with embroidery and pipings. High and
Dutch neck. Some with sailor col- f OQ
lars. All sizes..-Special at only
Cnnter Cirela Main rlMr Vmit dninr-ir cfvloe
- , T T T" " . . , r . i 1 rA
in women a JJong juinonps pretty xiorai enecxs J
in lawns, marquisettes and cotton crepe. Styled fjtj
wilh fancv collars, annarn and V-necks. Trimmed r-K tit.
braids and ribbons. Also several styles Q Of.
in Dressing Sacques. Your choice, at'
New Today Extra sizes Wo
men's new Fall Tailored Suits
now displayed on Second Floor.
Our Entire Stock
Linen Skirts at
Second Floor Natural Linen
and Linen Crash Skirts in but
ton front effects, with panel
back." Also in two-piece styles.
Choose any linen skirt today
at just one-half regular price.
$3.50 Linen Skirts $1.75
$4.50 Linen Skirts $2.25
$4.75 Linen Skirts $2.38
$5.00 Linen Skirts $2.50
Women's $6 Wool Sweaters
Special Today at
Second Floor Women's and
misses' heavy knit 'wool
Sweaters in plain ribbed or
fancy weaves, with knit-in side pock
ets and close-fitting cuffs. Styled with
Byron or Ruff neck collars. $6.50 grade.
They are here in all the popular colors.
Women's House Dresses
On- sale at the Center
Circle, Main Floor.
Fine eradt Percale
House Dresses in great many styles. Nice
ly made and extra well finished. Plain
colors, stripes and checks. Complete as
sortment of sizes. See these today.
Boys 'New FallSui ts
$6.50 to $10
Main Floor Parents are invited
to view our splendid line of Boys'
Fall Suits for school and dress
wear, and choose now before the
school rush begins. Smart new Nor
f oiks with patch pockets and frozen
belt one of the popular new mod
els for school. Handsome new pat
terns. Acres 6 to CT1 fif
18. $6.50 to P-LyJ.JJ
Boys' School Craft Suits
We believe this to be
the best suit for the
money you ever set
your eyes upon. Made
from wear-tested, tear-proof ma
terials, with an unusual amount of
style thrown in. Many new effects
in patterns and colorings. All sizes.
New Lines of Boys' Hats
.' 50c Up to $5
We are exclusive Portland agents
for the largest boys hatters in
America. Every new novelty for
boys and children wools, velvets,
velours, plushes, the new Rah Rah
shapes. Prices range fiJCJ CiCh
from 50o on up to PJUJ
Ask for S. & H.
50c Wash Goods at 38c
Special one-day sale fine Printed
Satin Stripe Voiles. Beautiful
fabric for waists and O Q
dresses. 50c gTades at OO CJ
15c Marietta Dimities at 9 Yd,
Standard $1.50 Corsets for 89c
Crepe Gowns, Combinations o5c
Rnconrl Tloor Trie-lr-erode Batiste
and Net Corsets in several stylish
new models, slight, medium and
full figures. Medium and low bust
models, with 4 or 6 hose support
ers attached. Splendid fitting, well
made Corsets. Not all sizes in each
6tyle, but all sizes in this QOr
lot. Reg. $1.50 Corsets at-'7'
Second Floor Women's dainty
Slipover Gowns in a wide variety
of styles fine nainsooks and long
cloth also several styles in popu
lar cotton crepes. Uncommonly
pretty and attractive styles. Also
at this price women's Cambric and
Crepe Combinations in QZf
sizes. Nicely made. Spec'lOaJw
Women's 85c White Lisle Union Suits now 49c
Women's 75c Hosiery 35c the Pair
Main Floor Extra special offering for
today only. Women's fine white
lisle Union Suits. Medium weight and
perfect fitting. Low neck, sleeveless
style, with lace-trimmed um- A Q
brella knee. 85c grades at"7
Main Floor Broken lines Women's
colored silk lisle Hose at this remark
ably low price. High-grade, full-fashioned
hose in a great variety of popu
lar shades. Standard 50e and Qf
75c grades, special, the pair, at -'-''
Odd Lines Women's 50c Hosiery at 19c Pair
Women's Fine Silk Lisle Hose 20c Pr.
Main Floor Women's fine seamless
silk lisle Hosiery in black and white
only. Popular weights for early Fall
wear. Double toes and high spliced
Main Floor Women's high-grade Hos
iery in a splendid range of seasonable
shades. Very finest cottons and lisles
with double heels and toes and best
garter tops, selling formerly to J Ckf
50c choice, special at, pair a--'"
heels. Unusually good qualities. Oti
Priced special, the pair, only"'''
Children's 35c and 50c Hosiery Special 19c
Women's 35c Handkerchiefs at 19c
Main Floor Special cleanup Sale of
add lines Children's Hose in tan, white
and some in colors. Splendid quality
soft cotton with double knees, heels and
toes. Grades selling formerly T
np to 50o. Special, the pair --T'
Main Floor Don't miss this special
handkerchief bargain. Broken lines fin
est grade linen Kerchiefs for women
some slightly soiled or mussed, but oth
erwise good as new. Standard t Qf
35o grades on sale at price of
d?H- Trading Stamps with Purchases of 10c or Over
$3.00 and $3.25 Tapestry Table Covers at $1.98
$3.75 Covers $2.48$8.50 Table Kunners 4t.y
Bargain Circle, First Floor High
grade Tapestry Table Covers in
mnnv handsome desisms. Reeular
$3.00. and $3.25 grades at S1.98
Bargain Circle, First Floor Tap
estry Table Covers in rich unentai
Rerular $3.75 erade on
sale at the low price of $2.4S
Bargain Cirri First Floor Bean-
I tiful Velour Table Runners in sev
leral attractive designs." Regular
I; $8.50 grade on sale at only $4.93
Fine Indian Blanket Robes, Reg. $9 Quality, Special $5.48
First Showing Men's Fall Suits
$20 and $25
See Display, Morrison St. Window
Men's Store, Main Floor We are better prepared
than ever before to show yon the newest and best
in Men's and Young Men's Wearing AppareL Be
fore you do the Fall buying see our splendid lines of
new Jbnglish models in Iweeds, Cassimeres, Chev
iots. Serges, etc. Strictly hand- OC? ff
tailored suits, priced at $20 and apaWJsil7
Men's Wool Trousers $3.95
Main Floor We announce another great purchase
of the famous "R. & W." Trousers for Men. Guar
anteed all-wool materials, cut in full, generous sizes
and 6trictly hand tailored Regular CPO Q S
Stouts and extra sizes up to 50. Price iVJ
New Schobel Hats for Men Now Ready
Main Floor Frank Schobel Hats are worn by well-
dressed men the world over. We have this famous line
in all the season's newest blocks classy English models
for young men end conservative styles for business men.
Ask the hat man to 6how you these smart new styles, priced $4.00
Men's New Imported Velour Hats $5
See Morrison Street Window
Main Floor We are now showing the new Fall line of Imported
Velour Hats for men and young men. Indications point to increased
popularity of these dressy hats.- Genuine Swiss velours, velvet finish
and silk lined. Come in all sizes. Gray, green, brown Cif
and black. Styled with bow in back. Specially priced
Mens 50c Gauze Underwear at 38c Garment
50c Poros Mesh Underwear Now 33c
Main Floor Men's Athletic style
shirts and knee-length drawers.
Fine grade combed yam. Grade
selling heretofore at 50o QQ
each. Special, garment "O
Main Floor Men's Poros Mesh
Underwear shirts and ' drawers,
in white only. Medium weight,
for wear late into the O
Fall. 50c grade, garment 0JC
$3 Cooper, Vassar, Lewis Union Suits $1.98
Fait Showing of Arrow, Yorke Shirts
Main Floor Odd lines men's
"Cooper," "Vassar" and Lewis
Union Suits in blue, ecru and
white. Short and long sleeves and
ankle length. Fine ribbed lisle
and cotton, in medium weight.
Regular $3 values. JJ T QO
on sale at special O
Main Floor Handsome new lines
Yorke and Arrow shirts. Smart
new patterns and fabrics and
complete line of sleeve lengths
and sizes. Fit absolutely guaran
teed. See our Morrison-street
window display. (PI EZf
Moderately priced PJL. JJ
'Beaver' Varnishes are Made in Or ego n
Hardware Department Third Floor
"Beaver" Floor Varnish Made exclusively for floors. Gives a
brilliant, lasting finish, dries quickly and hard. Very easy to apply.
"Beaver" Marine Spar Varnish A splendid varnish for all around
JnciHa wnrV. excent floors. A rood, lasting varnish. See below.
"Beaver" Linoleum Varnish Imparts to linoleum a auraDie, eias-i
tio finish and adds to color and lustre of design. See prices below, v
Half pints,. . priced 25
Quarts 85 d
Vi Gallons $1.60
1 Gallon $3.00
Half Pints priced at 28d
i2 gallons Sl.SO
1 Gallon $3.50
Half pints priced at 25
Yt Gallon $1.60
Women's $4, $5 Footwear $3.39
Double Stamps With Cash Purchases
Main Floor Shoe Dept. Women's black velvet, eorded top button
boots black Suede and champagne kid button boots, with military
heels. Women's tan Russia and willow calf button boots gunmetal
and velour boots in button or lace styles and patent colt, kid and
calf boots in. Blucher lace and button styles. Strictly high-grade
... footwear selling in the regular way
at- $4 and $5 a pair. All popular
Child's $1.25 Play Suits
Special 75c .
Fourth Floor Indian, Cowboy and
Cowgirl Play Suits theft?
$L75 grade $1; $1.25 grade Jt'
lasts and sizes of shoes and made
from strictly high-grade selected
leather. Not broken lines, but good,
seasonable footwear of the most de
pendable sorts.- Double S. & EL
Green Trading Stamps given with
. cash purchases in Main Fir. Shoe Dept.
contest of the State Fair two weeks
ago, maintained Its lead in the week
which ended last nlsrht. Whits Leg
horns belonging to W. J. Garner, of
Dallas, Or, which held the lead for
nearly two months, have dropped to
AUTO REACHES HIGH POINT
Indianapolis Man's Oar Make Reo
s ord on Side of Mount Hood.
With four passengers In his seven-passeng-er
automobile, which has trav.
eled almost E000 miles on Its transcon
tinental trip since August L C. 8. Craw
lord, of Indianapolis, accompanied rr
F. W. Vogrler, Paul Feeler and EsJph
H. Mitchell, on Wednesday scaled H4
miles up Mount Hood from Government
Camp, making the first trip on record
that distance by auto.
The only other trip made by auto any
distance up Mount Hood this year was
that of Osman Royal, when he, on June
4, ascended about a quarter of a mils
on the mountain from Government
This trip made by Mr. Crawford stnd
his party was one of the most hazard
ous Imaginable, and before his 0
horsepower car could Teach an altitude
of 4800 feet above sea level the party
was compelled to remove from the trail
In the descent Mr. Crawford carried
eight passengers, among whom were
W. F. Woodward, who Is pasalnt his
vacation at Government Camp with, his
LIGHTING TENDERS WANTED
Three-Year Contract Will Be Made
but City Plant Is Projected.
Fleetrlo lighting companies will be
called upon within the neat few days
to submit bids for the lighting of the
streets, publio buildings, bridges and
parks of the city during the three
years commencing January 1, 1914.
The City Commission yesterday passed
sn emergency ordinance asking for
bids, which will be called for as soon
as notice can be given the companies.
It Is expected the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company and the
Northwestern Electric Company will
compete for" the contract '
Tha ttif-vLr rnntmpt Is the short
est the city could enter into under the
provisions of the charter. It is the
plan of City Commissioner Daly to
commence at once to work out plans
f . miinlrlnal ltcrhflnr tritem. He
saya he believes such a plan can be
ready witnia inreo years,
PROPERTY PAYMENTS DUE
City to Make Collections of Assess
ments Before September 10.
Because of a shortage In city funds
arrangements have been mad by City
Treasurer Adams to require property
owners to pay before September -1 all
assessments due on property- bonded
for - street, sewer, and sidewalk Im
provements. There Is close to 11,000.000
due tbe city from property holders.
Treasurer Adams says the city will
sell property after September Id if tbe
assessments are not paid.
Under the law If a property owner
falls to make his "annual payments
within 90 days after they fall due the
city has the right to declare the entire
amount delinquent ' and to sell the
property to secure the money due.
Too cannot tell by the looks of a
frog how far he will jump. Roslyn
Coal Is a jumper. Main 258, A' S368.
A complete census - of Mexico for 1910
shows the population to be 15,100,369.