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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, TIIURSDAT, FEBRUARY 34, 1916.
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IDE OVER PROTEST
Council Lets Contract to Hans
'. Pederson and He'll Do
if V Work, Even at Loss. .
OTHER PLEAS IGNORED, TOO
Chamber and Builders' Exchange
Representatives Appear in Be
ihair or' Contractor Former
Low Bid "ot Successful.
' Hans Pederson, Seattle contractor.
K.Ataui no-ninst receiving the con
tract for building the public Auditori
um yesterday, but his protest was of
no avail. The City Council by unani-
mouse vote passed an emergency uir
nnr nvirdlnz him the contract in
accordance with his bid, which was
the lowest submitted for the work.
Mr. Pederson appeared before the
Council and declared that several ipls
t.i hurl hwn made by his engineer
in preparing the bid and that he could
not take the work at the figure quoted
without losing money.
Uc uiri ho nersonallv was not re
sponsible for the mistakes and he
considered it an Injustice for the
Council to force 'it onto him. He asked
the Council to return to him me
000 certified check he furnished to
guarantee good faith.
Protest I Voiced by Attorney,
tiori-isnn Allen, attorney represent-
in Mr Tortrson. declared that it
would be an injustice to force a con
tractor to take a contract when it was
conclusion that he would
ini Tiinnev. He said that if the
contract was forced onto Mr. Pederson
. he would "be a good sport and perform
'the contract and suffer the loss with
out a murmur." But he does not want
the contract, he said.
"I'm very sorry." said Commissioner
Baker, "but I cannot either recom
mend or favor the return to you of
vour certified check. When we adver
tised for bids, we specified Just what
we wanted, and if you bid you certainly
should be reauired to stand behind
your contract in all fairness to other
contractors. I would not be me aumor
of a precedent such as the return of
this check would be."
I.oir Bid on Former Contract I.oat.
"I have found some very unusual
conditions locally," said Mr. Pederson.
"I was the low bidder some timo ago
for paving on the interstate bridge
and I wanted the contract, but didn't
Ret it. Now I am low bidder for the
Auditorium and I do not want the con
tract and it is being forced onto me.
Kverybody within the hearing of my
voice knows I will lose money on this
Otto Heintz. representing the manu
facturers' bureau of the Chamber of
Commerce, announced that the bureau
favors the return of Mr. Pederson's
check and the award of the contract
to the next lowest bidder, Boyajohn
Arnold Company. O. G. Hughson. of
the Builders" Exchange, made the same
recommendation in behalf of his or
ganization as did also David M. Dunne,
of the Manufacturers' Association.
Requests Rear Xo WeUcht.
But these requests apparently had
no weight on the Council. Commis
sioner Baker moved to give the con
tract to Mr. Pederson and his motion
met unanimous approval. An ordi
nance was passed, putting the award
into legal form, effective at once.
The contract amounts to $320,262.
This includes $31 7.400 for the general
contract and $2862 in extras provided
for in alternate specifications.
The contract for installation of the
plumbing in the building was awarded
to Rushlight & Hastorf. who submitted
the lowest bid in the sum of 127.877.
The issue of 565,000 in 4 per cent 30
year Auditorium bonds was awarded
to Morris Bros., who submitted the
highest bid for the bonds. The bid
was 98.44 cents on the dollar.
After the Council meeting, Mr. Peder
son conferred with his attorney. Harri
son Allen, and others. Last night he
left for Seattle, Intending to return to
"Mr. Pederson has not fully decided
yet what to do." said Mr. Allen last
night. "It will be several days before
the contract is ready for signing, and
he will take that time to think the
proposition .over. Of one thing he is
Fure, and that is he will not forfeit his
J20.000 certified check."
FIGHT VICTIM SENTENCED
Man IVlio Can't AValk for 30 Days
Will l'ass Ten of Them In Jail. .
Byron Dean, who was taken to the
Emergency Hospital two weeks ago,
suffering from a broken ankle and a
score of bruises, was in Municipal
Court yesterday on the charge of vag
rancy. Dean had hobbled back to the
lodging-house where he was injured in
a tight and his arrest followed.
He told Judge Langguth that at least
3-1 days must ebipse before he could
walk without crutches. . Ten days of
this period the court will permit him
to spend in jail.
Seven culprits appeared to explain
their drunkenness of the previous day.
One of these was a middle-aged wom
an, a domestic, with whom Judge Lang
put h was lenient 10 days ago. She is
nn excellent housekeeper, witnesses
said, and upon her promise that she
would get a position in the suburbs at
once, she was given another chance.
Men "jags" received fines and sen
tences. With trembling lips; and the
pitable nervous state of a chronic dip
" aomaniac, one of the backsliders plead
ed with the Judge.
"I think' you need ten days, to get
In shape again," said the 'court.
Ah Bow. Ah Sing, Ah Jik and Charles
Han, charged with opium smoking, had
their cases continued until today.
EMMET JO '.BE ' HONORED
Hibernians Will Hold Programme In
Hall on March 5.
The ancient Order of Hibernians,
Sunday. Mareh 5, ,will honor the birth
anniversary of Robert Emmet in their
, hall on Russell street. There is no
name in the Irish calendar dearer to
Hibernian hearts than that of Robert
M. J. Murnane, chairman of the com
mittee on arrangements, promises a
splendid patriotic programme of song,
oratory and music. Judge, P. H. D'Arcy,
of Salem, will speak. John D. Walsh
will bo chairman.
Roseburg Store Looted.
ROSEBURG. Or., Feb. 23. (Special.)
faEffecting entrance through a rear
window, unknown persons Monday
right entered the Golden Rule store
here and appropriated a small sack
containing about $30 in small change.
Another sack containing about $200
a overlooked. by the robbers.
Out-of-Town Patrons Note the
Excellent Sales Now in Progress
and Send in Your Mail Orders
Fur repairing arid remodeling.
Furs stored in our safety vaults,
refrigerated from our own ice
making plant on the premises.
Fourth Floor, Fifth Street. ,:,
Trie Quality' S-rofte os ?oktlAX
Mpyi. find nur restaurant an Ermert chirovodist i)i constant
ideal place to eat and meet their attendance, Manicuring Parlors,
1 friends. Wholesome, appetizing Fifth Floor. Make appointjnents
foods, quick service and courteous by phone or personal visit. Satis-
attention. Ninth Floor. faction assured. Moderate fees.
First in the Field With a Thoroughly Representative Showing of the New Things for Spring and
The Keynote of Today's News Is SPRING!
, The Loveliest of
We're specializing in
moderately priced Neck
wear for women this sea
son. Just "stacks" have
arrived, several absolutely
new styles, as you'll note
by the illustration. All
kinds of collars, vestees
and sets priced
25, 35, 50, 65
Ask to see the new
Main Floor, Fifth Street,
Items From Semi-Annual Sale Now in Progress
10c Hat Wire, black,
white, the card r7
each.... f0r.. -.. ,C
25c "Alon" Ironing ,25c Women's Pad
lac Folding Skirt
Markers, "I fn
25c "Ideal"' Folding
H ons'ehold PC-
15c Veribest Hat
2J4c Shoe Laces, in
black, tan, 3 fTp
i - - - - -
50c "Alon" Ironing
Board Pads, AKn
Board Cov- Ol
ers, each -LC
iOc Wilson's Hooks
and Eyes, doz. rj
10c DeLong Dress
Fastenees, doz. 900,"
three cards OPp
on sale for. . . &OL
10c Flat Hat Elas
tic, the yard at fj
5c Flat Hat Elastic,
the yard for Q
5c Queen Collar
Stays, 3 cards JQq
10c Tourist Folding
25c West Electric
Qurlers, No. 1 Qp
5, card...... -Liv
Valiant Pins, bulk,
sizes 4, 5, 6, 2Q(J
Main Floor, Sixth Street.
Shirts at 55c
'It's time to buy new Spring Shirts when such1 a sale i3 in order!
The "Paragon" is a regular $1 shirt made of fine quality
percales, well cut and tailored. " '
This is a special purchase
made by our Men's Furnish
ings Chief in New York
some time ago before prices
advanced and just delivered
to us as agreed upon when
contract was first placed.
That is why we,
can offer you the
Spring eff ecjts in
stripes and colors at
such a low price I,
Blue, rose, lavender,
green, tan, brown,
black all the new
est shades in stripes
of varying widths
Portland men will surely look to their shirt needs today KPT.,
with $1 Paragon Shirts at JUs
Main Floor, Just Inside Morrison Entrance
by Mrs. A. L. Craig, of the
Nemo Hyerienic Fashion In
stitute, New York, continues.
Come in and let Mrs. Craig
advise you about your corset
and show you the hygienic
features of the new "Wonder
lift." It, is modeled on the
very latest fashion lines.
Third Floor. Sixth Street.
New and Beautiful Small Figured
Filet Curtain Net,
Yard Today 23c
New just received and the very finest 30c quality. Ecru color.
' ' Seventh Floor, Sixth Street.
SALE of FURNITURE
Judge for Yourself the Values
$3.75 Arm Rocking
Chair, imitation ma
$7 Golden Oak Com
mode, good looking
now. . .
$7 White Enamel
Iron Bed, full size,
$11 Iron Bed, 2-inch
c o n t i n uous posts,
$12 Oak Dining Ta
ble, wax finish, 5-ft.
$15 "Lifetime" Arm
Chair, leather seat,
wax, 7 rn
$14.50 Oak Dining
Table, fumed or wax
$13 "Lifetime" Arm
Chair, leather seat,
wax, P rrr
now I J
$18 Solid Oak Hall
Seat, fumed finish
$22.50 "Lifet i m e"
Library Table, wax
$25 Walnut Dress
ing Table, fine qual-
only. . . . $11.50
$24 Mahogany Bed,
plain lines, reduced
$30 Princess Dresser
$39 Napoleon Wood
Bed, wax finish, full
$31 Princess Dresser
satin walnut now
KiRhth Floor. Fifth Strcrt.
- Smart New Models in
Sold Here Only
One desirable style as illustrated repre
sentative of Welworth "Better Blouses at
$2." Our patrons have learnt the sterling
worth of these moderately priced waists and
our weekly announcement of the new ar
rivals, always evokes enthusiastic response,
so come early today!
Fourth Floor, Central. -
Every woman is interested in New Spring
Styles and almost every Portland woman
planning a Spring wardrobe has been in dur
ing the past few days to see the
NEW SPRING SUITS AND DRESSES
arriving in quantities now daily! They have
all the dash and chic with just a touch of
quaintness that make the Spring styles so
charming. We invite you to see them today.
Priced from. $19. 50 to $65
Separate Skirts of Silk and Wool $5 to $15
Fourth Floor, Fifth Street
In Time for Spring Cleaning
New Aprons 59c
They've just been received, and they're spe
Housewives, look to your apron needs now.
Pretty, fresh patterned ginghams, percales
Some button over the shoulder, others in
middy effect, while many are straight, belted
Blue, pink, lavender and black with white
in stripes and checks. Special today at oDf1.
, Third Floor, Sixth Street.
Our NEW Spring
When we tell you that these new Spring arrivals
are hand-tailored by master craftsmen to our own
exacting specifications from all-wool materials, you
will realize what a wonder value they are at $16.50.
Tweeds, worsteds and cassimeres, latest patterns
in smart Spring colors banjo, zither, pencil, pin,
hairline and Boman stripes overplaids, mixtures
and plain colors blues, greens, grays,
browns and tans. .
English, box-back and conservative
models in all styles and sizes to fit every
build long, short, stout, slim, regular
and extra sizes. ,
Some exclusive young men's models
with patch pockets and all the other
wanted style features. . .
Fit and workmanship guaranteed. Su
perb finish and all around excellence at
$16.50. Third Floor, 5th St.
5-Lb. Sack, Small
White Beans 39c
Fancy California stock. Cook evenly and
tender. Order before another advance in
Rye Flour, best
quality, No. 10 sacks .
solid pack, No. IY4.
cans, dozen 85
Cider -Vinegar, Blue
grass, 20c full qts.
White House Coffee,
high-grade 45c blend
1-lb. cans 39.
Apricots or Peaches,
No. 2 cans, dozen
$1.40, can 12
gus, round cans, doz.
$1.15, can 10.
-lb. cans 9.
strips, lb. 16.
Vegetable Sauce, De
Luxe Spanish style,
6 cans for 25.
boneless, No. 2
White Lily Butter,
fancy Oregon make,
2-lb. roil 70f.
New Prunes, 60-to-60-to-pound
Ceylon Tea, Chal
lenge brand, special
the pound 350.
Ninth FlooK Fifth Street.
Payable $6 Down
and $6 a Month
This Columbia outfit is" gain
ing popularity every day. Fa
, mous for its tonal qualities and
sightly appearance. . j
The Grafonola, in Mahogany
tirifli naViinpf. t."
match 24 selections (12 double 10-inch records), oOO
needles and record cleaner, complete for $67.80.
$1.00-$1.75 Record Filing Albums, 75c
Headquarters for GARDEN TOOLS of AH Kinds-Basement
Selected titles that will
deeply appeal to every
lover of the garden beau
tiful. The Practical Book of Out
door Rose-Growing. Thomas.
A Book About Roses. Dean
The Backyard Farmer.
That Farm. Wittingham.
Vines. McCollom. 50c.
Gardening for Young and
Old. Harris. $1.
Play- and Profit in My
Garden. Roe. $1.
MoJern Strawberry Grow
ing. Wilkinson. $1.10.
Everblooming Roses. Dren
nan. 60c. Basement Balcony.
-The, "earthy smell" in the Spring air makes the nature-lover's fingers tingle to dig up
now! Good garden tools are absolutely necessary.
Meier & Frank's haye the largest assortment of recommended garden implements in
Every piece is of highest quality and a glance at the prices quoted below will show
priced! Hundreds more that we haven't room to list!
the soil and plant a garden
this part of the country,
how moderately they are
short-handied shovel, round pouitry Netting 2-iii. Mesh, 150-ft. Roll
noint. 67. . , . .
Lone-handled Shovel, round 12-inch 60.
noint. fi7 rf.
Long-handled Spade, special
Short-handled Spade, spe
cial at 670.
Long-handled Spading Fork
special at 740.
Short-handled Spading Fork
Steel-bow Rake, with 12
curved teeth, 590.
Steel-bow Rake, with 14
curved teeth, 740.
Malleable Iron Rake, 12
straight teeth, 220.
Grass Shears, good quality,
special at 360.
Grass Shears, extra quality,
special at 590.
Rose Sticks, 5 feet, painted
green, dozen $1.35.
stave, special at $2.85.
The- Q.ualit V Store- of- Portland -
rtl. SiicU.norrl30iy Aider au
Malleable Iron Rake, 14
straight teeth, 270.
3-Piece Set, Malleable Rake,
Steel Shovel and Hoe, 840.
Hand Cultivators, special at
Riveted Steel Hoe1, medium
size, for 220.
Steel Shank Hoe, special
now at 430.
Pruning Shears, special at
240, 410 and 570.
Garden Trowels, special
now at 40.
Florists' Trowels, special at
Turf Edgers, excellent
grades at 510.
Complete line Lawn Mow
ers all sizes and prices.
Mowers $4.49 .
Ball bearing, 14-in. Very
Basement. Fifth Street.
Time to Plant
Seeds. We carry a com
plete line of the Portland
Seed Co.'s "Diamond
Victor Lawn Grass Mixture,
rapid-growing varie- OQ.
ties lb AJ
Diamond Brand, 1-lb. cartons
Blue Grass, Kentucky varie
ty, lb. 190.
Red Clover, selected quality,
White Clover, No. 1 quality,
Rye Grass, English variety,
Onion Sets, fancy stock, lb.
Fertilizer, Rose Lawn, No. 10
Ninth Floor. Fifth Street.