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Great Competition Sale Commencing Today
A sale which is forced upon us through the guise of money raising, lease expires, etc. We have always given our customers fair play and square dealing and we do not at this time hesitate to
j; give our patrons the benefit of our profits. "Rosenblatt's name" stands for everything that is square in transaction of busintts and business dealings.
chaff ner& Marx Fall Suits and Overcoats
TTTT! MfVRXTXO CVRFOCVNTAX, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1914.
and High-Grade Wearing Apparel (Contract Goods Excepted) at Sacrifice Prices
Today is the beginning of the greatest Clothes Sale in the history of Portland or vicinity. The mere fact that this sale embraces the world-renowned Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes is enough
to insure the quality of merchandise in this great competition sale. Not a suit or overcoat reserved; every garment included. No last season's goods to select from, but the complete new assort
ment of this season's stock. Think well, be on hand early; be one to get first selection. Every style a nd fabric is represented for your approval.
THESE PRICES ARE ABSOLUTELY GENUINE REDUCTIONS!
& Marx Suits
& Marx Suits
& Marx Suits
& Marx Suits
ALL SMOKING JACKETS
$1.50 Shirts, Rosen- nr
blatt Label UOC
GREAT REDUCTIONS MEN'S FINE UNDERWEAR
$1.50 Cooper and "Winstead Underwear, per garment S1.05
$2.00 Norfolk and New Brunswick Underwear garment, $1.65
$2.50 Cooper Silk and "Wool Underwear, per garment. . .$1.S5
$2.50 Athletic Neck Underwear, silk and wool, garment. .$1.85
$3.00 G. & M. Silk Lisle Underwear, per garment $2.25
$3.00 German Silk and "Wool Underwear, per garment. . .$2.25
$1.50 Cooper, "White Cat and Superior Unions $1.30
$2.00 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $1.70
$2.50 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $2.15
$3.00 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $2.55
$4.00 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $3.40
$5.00 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $4.25
$6.00 Cooper, White Cat and Superior Unions $5.10
!J The Men's Shop for Quality and Service Northwest Corner Third and Morrison Sts.
ALL BATH ROBES
Great Reductions on Ruff-Neck
$8.50 Jumbo RUff-Neck. .$6.35
$7.00 Jumbo Ruff -Neck. .$5.25
$5.00 Jumbo Ruff-Neck. .$3.75
All $5.00, $6.00, $7.00 Shaker
Knit Ruff -Neck o OC
Sweaters pJ. J
$2.00 Shirts, E. &
W. brand. . .... . . .
PAYMENT DUE TODAY
Every Resident of Oregon Con
tributes to War Tax.
COLLECTOR BUSY ALREADY
Green and Pink Stamps Obtainable
Only at Internal Revenue Of
fice All Legal Documents
Assessed by Law.
Oregon begins this morning to pay
Its share of the war tax.
No resident of the state is too hum
ble to escape his Just share of the
Beginning with the bankers and end
ing with the street urchin who spends
a penny for chewing gum, every in
dividual in the stats Is contributing a
part to make up tne S100, 000.000 defi
cit that the Government is facing on
account of the sudden decrease of im
ports due to the European war.
That is the official explanation of
the war tax decrease in imports. Po
litical opponents of the present Ad
ministration declare it is due to re
duction In the tariff coupled w.th
The office of Milton A. Muller, Col
lector of Internal Revenue, is being
flooded with cash, currency and checks
in exchange for little green or pink
.stamps that attest the fact that their
owners have paid the war tax. Mr.
Miller is in charge of tax collections
in Oregon. It is the duty of him and
his deputies to see that no person in
the state escapes.
Banks Pay Quickly.
Banks will be required to pay II for
every $1000 of capital, surplus and
undivided profit usod in their busi
ness during the fiscal year ended June
30, 1914. Almost all the banks in
Oregon already have made their re
mittances. Similar certificates are Issued to pool
and billiard hall and bowling alley
proprietors, who pay $5 a year for
every table or alley.
Dealers In tobacco whose annual
sales for cigars. Cigarettes, snuff and
tobacco exceed $200 must pay $4.80
It Is probable that a large number of
tobacco stands operated in connection
with barber shops, saloons and grocery
stores will escape the tax on the plea
that their annual receipts are less than
Cigar manufacturers must pay at
the following rates: If annual sales
are not over 100,000 cigars. $3; if
annual sales are between 100.000 and
200.000 cigars. $6; if annual sales are
from 200.000 to 400.000. $12: if annual
sales are from 400.000 to 1.000.000. $30.
As the annual sales are computed for
the fiscal year ended June 30. pro
portionate taxes are charged for the
period beginning November 1 and end
ing' next June 30. Tobacco manufac
turers pay $6 for every 100,00 pounds
of tobacco manufactured.
Gum Tax I A Cent.
The new law prescribes a tax of 4
cents for every $1 box of chewing gum
sold. The Portland office of the in
ternal revenue department, not having
a supply of 4-cent proprietary stamps,
combinations of stamps of other de
nominations will be used.
- Another place where the tax bits
the ordinary mortal is at the moving
Theaters that seat fewer than 250
persons will pay $25 a year; from 250
to 500 the charge is $50; from BOO to
S00. it is $75 and above 800 it is $100.
Liquor Also Taxed.
The rate on all still wines is 2 cents
a quart; on champagne. 20 cents a
quart; on other sparkling and arti
ficially carbonated wines, 20 cents a
quart; on cordials and similar com
pounds. 6 cents a quart. A tax of
60 certs a barrel has been placed
All kinds of legal documents are
subject to the new tax. Nearly all
classes of documents and legal papers
excepting bank checks are in this
class. Following are the principal
documents subject to the tax:
Bonds, debentures, or certificates of ln-
oeDteaneas ol any asaociation, com
pany, or corporation, on each $100 of
face value or fraction thereof $ .05
On each original issue of certificates
of stock, whether on organization or
reorganization, on each $100 of face
value or fraction thereof..... - .05
On all sales, agreements to sell, memo
randa or sales, aeuvery or trans
fers of shares, or certificates of stock
of any association or corporation, on
each $100 of face value or fraction
Entry of goods, wares, or merchandise
in custom-house, not exceeding $100
in value 25
Exceeding $100 and not exceeding $500. .50
Exceeding $r00 in value l.tu
Entry for withdrawal of goods or mer
chandise from customs bonded ware
Train Bertha In Ust
Persons buying sleeping-car tickets
or parlor-car seats will contribute 1
Tickets to foreign places costing $10
or less are exempt, but tickets costing
from $10 to $30 will pay an extra charge
of $1: from $30 to $60 the charge is $3,
and above $60 it will be $5. The pur
chaser, in every instance, will be com
pelled to bear these charges.
Powers of attorney for voting at an
election of officers of an incorporated
company will cost 10 cents, and power
of attorney to sell real estate will cost
A charge of 1 cent will be made on
every long-distance telephone or tele
All premiums on insurance policies
must pay at the rate of one-half cent
for every $1, but the law does not pre
scribe whether this shall be paid by the
company issuing the . policy, the agent
or the policyholder.
Life, health and accident insurance
and co-operative or mutual fire insur
ance are not subject to the tax.
Bills of lading issued by railroad or
express companies must bear a 1-cent
stamp, paid for and attached by either
shipper or the consignee.
A charge of 50 cents Is made on every
$500 of face value represented in a real
estate deed or conveyance.
Brokers Must Pay.
Pawnbrokers must pay $50 per an
num: commercial brokers, $20; custom
house brokers, $10; financial brokers
who have not paid as bankers, $30;
commission merchants who have not
paid as commercial brokers, $20.
No war tax stamps will be carried by
the Portland PostofHce. Portland resi
dents are required to obtain their
stamps from the internal revenue office
in the Custom-House building.
CUPID'S CHARGE- INCREASED
Marriage Licenses Now to Cost SO
Weddings will cost more as a result
of the war tax that goes into effect to
day. No less than three separate war
tax stamps of 10 cents each must be
affixed to the various documents re-
PORTLAND GETS BEADY TO PAY WAR TAX WHICH GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY.
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WETS ENJOIN STATE
Governor Lister, of Washing
ton, Served With Writ.
DRY ACT STYLED ILLEGAL
On each sale. .tn"eenient to sell, or
agreement of sale of any products or
mechandise at any exchange or board
of trad-?, or other similar place, either
for present or future delivery, for
each $100 In value of said sale .01
Promissory notes, and for each renewal.
for a sum not exceeding $1 00. ....... .02
Bonds, except those required in legal
proceedings - - -50
Certificates of profit or certificates or
memoranda showing Interest in the
property or accumulations of any
association, company, or corpora
tion, and all transfers thereof, on
each $100 of face value or fraction
thereof - .02
Certificate of damage or otherwise and
all other certificates or documents
issued Ly port warden or marine sur
Certificates of any description required
by law. not otherwise specified 10
Contract : Broker's note, or memoran
dum of sale of goods, or merchandise,
stocks. bonds, exchange, notes of
hand, real estate, or property of any
kind. Issued oy brokers, etc.. for each
note or memorandum of sale not oth
erwise provided Xor la wUmu.a 10
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quired of the prospective bridegroom.
The tax of 10 cents each for "all cer
tificates not otherwise specified' In
cludes marriage licenses. The certifi
cates required are th,e physician's state
ment as to the physical fitness of the
bridegroom, the certificate of marriage
given the newlyweds and the return
of marriage that is sent to the County
Clerk's office by the officiating clergj -man
or judicial officer who actually
ties the knot.
These certificates will not be ac
cepted by County Clerk Coffey's depu
ties who Issue marriage licenses, be
ginning today, unlsss they bear the
required war tax stamp.
There was a rush to County ClerK
Coffey's office yesterday by . persons
eager to file deeds and other instru
ments before the war tax went into
effect. At closing time 367 instruments
had been filed, more than 200 being
deeds. This is about twice as many as
are filed on any other day. The tax
on deeds Is SO cents tor every $500 of
the value of the property involved.
Wholesale Liquor Dealers in Seattle
Plaintiffs in Action to Halt
Issue of Prohibition Edict.
Argument Up Today.
OLTMPIA, Wash.. Nov. 30. The first
attack on the state-wide prohibition
law adopted by the voters of Washing
ton at the recent election was begun
tonight, when counsel for M. and K.
Gottatein, wholesale liquor dealers of
Seattle, appeared at a night session of
the Thurston County Superior Court
and obtained a temporary writ of pro
hibition restraining the Governor from
proclaiming the bill as a law.
The writ was made returnable to
Besides seeking to prevent Governor
Lister from proclaiming the law, the
petition also seeks to restrain Secre
tary of State Howell from announcing
the result of the Prohibition vote cast
November 3. When the case comes up
tomorrow arguments will be heard on
the question of making the writ of
prohibition permanent. Consel for the
petitioners announced that in case the
court decided against them they will
ask for a writ showing they have pro
tected their legal rights so they can
proceed with further litigation.
- The petition filed tonight attacks not
only the prohibition law. but also the
initiative amendment to the State Con
sltutlon, under which prohibition was
submitted to the voters. It is alleged
that the Initiative amendment, which
was adopted in 1912, is Invalid be
cause It was Improperly submitted, not
having been inscribed In the Senate
iournal and not having been published
in every county in the state the re
quired number of days before the 1912
election. The validity of the amend
ment as affected by the failure of the
Senate clerks to enter It in the Journal
has already been decided favorably to
the amendment by the State Supreme
Court, but the question of legal pub
lication prior to the election has not
been passed on.
The prohibition law itself is attacked
on general constitutional grounds as a
violation of personal liberty and prop
erty rights and Interference with inter
state commerce and also on the ground
that it was improperly submitted.
In this connection the petitioners
allege that the law Is illegal because
the so-called "pink pamphlet," pub
lished by the state to inform the voters
concerning the initiative proposition,
was not mailed to every registered
voter within the time fixed by law.
LIBRARY LEVY ADOPTED
Advisory Committee Favors .45-31111
The advisory county budget commit
tee last night decided to recommend
that a levy of 45-100 of a mill be levied
for the County FTiblic Library.
This is a levy equal to that made
last' year on an assessed valuation of
$341,000, producing $167,500. However,
the assessed valuation this year for
1915 taxes is $335,000,000, if approved
by the Commissioners, and the levy will
Xhe only other recommendation was
that one of the two Albina ferries be
discontinued. Commissioner Lightner,
who participated In the meetings' dis
cussions, agreed that this should be
There was much discussion of the
levy necessary for the Columbia River
Highway, but no definite action was
It was the consensus of committee
opinion that the tax levy for the high
way should not be more than sufficient
to finish the grading, making a road
suitable for travel In the Summer
months, and leaving the question of
whether or not the highway shall be
hard surfaced to a bond Issue to be sub
mitted -to the people.
Commissioner-elect Holbrook gave
his estimate of the 'amount of money
needed for roads In Multnomah County,
both for new roads and maintenance of
present roads, aside from the Columbia,
River Highway, at $250,000.
Mr. Holbrook suggested that the
highway, pending a bond issue for hard
surfacing, should be finished in asphalt
macadam, which, he said, would be
durable until such time as the road can
be hard surfaced.
Roadmaster Yeon disagreed with this
view, saying that he believed the high
way should simply be graded and pre
pared for hard surface pending the
passage of the bond issue.
The committee adjourned until Thurs
day night, when it expects to get all its
recommendations In tentative form to
be approved at another meeting.
Hearing? Granted Cohen.
TACOMA. Wash.. Nov. 30. (Special.)
Max G. Cohen, former Portland at
torney, sent to the McNeil Island peni
tentiary for subornation of perjury,
will be granted a hearing in the Fed
eral Court December 7.
An order to that effect was Issued
yesterday by Federal Judge Cushman
in connection with Cohen's application
for a writ of habeas corpus.
Catarrh Hurts lore
For Weak, Vatery Eyes, Is Cure Deafness;
Sore Throat, Lame Kidneys, Weak
GhesfHere's (he Remedy.
Let It Coast 71m Red Blooded
A host of people have been completely
cured of Catarra by the famous blood
puiiner S. S. S. There's another boat
dally fnsaing with their salves, garclrs
and acids who haven't waked np to the
fact that Catarrh comes from Impure
To begin with 8. 8. 8. clears the
Btatnaeh of tboae aecumnlations that cnaae.
gastritis and Catarrh of the tntestlcea.
By doinjt this only pure blood enters the
lusn. Pore blood hs thus sapplled to the
cctlrt body. It requires pure blood to
ret the weakness out of the eyes; pure
blood soust be supplied to the delicate
machinery of too ears, the throat, the
kidneys and all other parts of the body,
all of which are made np of a myriad of
tiny eelis and all surrounded' by a net
work of amail blood vessels. It is In
thesA cells and thee interlacing of Mood
vessels that 8. S. 8. does Its work. The
entire blood supply is tbns inoculated
with the antidotal medVinal effect of
8. B. 8. Thus instead of the abnormal
secretions of mucus spreading their in
flammatory influence Into the kidneys, the
Inncs, the throat and bronchial tubes,
watering the eyes, plnnrtng the ears and
causing; a constant dribbling at the nose
the membranes soon become clear ana
moistened with healthy lubricants.
It baa been fully demonstrated that In
8. 8. 8. there Is one Ingredient which
aerves the active urpoaa of stimulating
each cellular part of the body to select
from the blood its own required' nutri
ment. And tbts activity Includes the
membranes and the structural tissues of
Ton will soon realise its wonderful In
fiaenee by the absence of frontal head
ache, a decided dearies of the air pas
sages, the disappearance of thick Inmpe
of aracu tat Us bom and threat and a
S. S. S. Man Defies the Weather.
complete sense of bodily relief that proves
how Catarrh often affects the entire SJ
tem. Get a bottle of S. S. S. today at any
drag store. Be careful that ion are not
talked into something else. Insist that
8. 8. S. Is what you want. For a book
on Catarrh or any other blood trouble
write to The Swift Bpedne Co.. 2T6
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