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POLICE GRAFTS MAY
Santa Claus Will Entertain the Children in Toyland-4th Floor 10 to 12, 2 to S Daily
British War Relief Society Will Meet for Red Cross Work in Our Auditorium, on the Fourth Floor, Today All Members Are Most Cordially Invited to Attend
Christmas Stationery, Greeting Cards, Calendars and Novelties in Great Assortment, on the First Floor Parcels Checked Free at the Accommodation Desk
Lotteries and Rooming-Houses
Said to Buy Protection.
and Glove Orders '
are gifts that never fail to please. Is
sued for any amount, redeemable at any
time. Double Stamps to bond buyers.
The Standard Store of the Northwest
The Beauty Shop, Second Floor, now
has a plentiful supply of this well
known preparation. Ma orders filled.
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Olds, Wortman & Kin
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OFFENDERS ARE RELEASED
Reliable Merchandise Reliable Methods
THE MORNIXG .OREGOXIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918.
Slayer Baker Among Witnesses 1
Called to Lay Foundation
Investigation of graft charges In
itiated by Mayor Baker against mem
bers of ths Portland Police Depart
ment was started yesterday by ths
Multnomah Connfy grand Jury under
the personal direction of District At
torney Evans. City officials, police
court attorneys, rooming-bouse pro
prietors and Chinese lottery merchants
were anions; the first to be questioned.
The Investigation is expected to con
tinue through next week, and Indict
ments. It is said, will probably be re
turned as a result of the evidence now
From unofficial Information gained
yesterday, the graft Investigation Is
said to have three distinctive features.
What officials believe to be the most
pernicious of the alleged graft actlvl
tief ia the proteetlon-of the Chinese
lottery games. Several highly nervous
and excited Celestials told their stories
to the grand jurors during the course
or the first day a Investigation.
Hotel Proprietors Testify.
The second phase of the Investigation
Is said to be the paid protection being
given hotels and rooming-houses by
police who have been active In police
vice crusades. Mrs. Venable, proprietor
or me vename Hotel, was one of the
first witnesses to tell her story to ths
Inquisitorial body. She Is said to have
charged that certain police demanded
money from her In return for protec
tion from raids. The Read Hotel at
I6 Salmon street Is said to be another
from which police demanded money for
The third phase of the investigation
Is declared to be the practice of cer
tain police who prow about hotels and
rooming-houses, gaining evidence of
statutory offenses and then staging a
"fake" arrest of the men and women
Involved. It Is understood that evi
dence Is being submitted to the grand
Jurors showing- that police have re
ceived from 115 to 150 for permitting
men and women unlawfully together in
hotel rooms to escape arrest and pun
ishment. Mayor Baker, at whose Instance the
graft probe was begun by the grand
Jury, was the first witness to be sum
moned. The Mayor several days ago
reduced his facts and evidence to writ
ing and presented it to the probing
body. Yesterday he spent practically
. the entire forenoon with the grand
Jurors, elaborating on his written re
port and laying the foundation tor ths
remainder of the Investigation.
Officers to Appear.
Municipal Judge Rossraao. Deputy
City Attorney cttadter and Depnty Dis
trict Attorney Cahalin are to appear
before the grand jury today.
from information gained yesterday
It wss learned authoritatively that
there are no charges of any widespread
graft ring In the police department
The various cases said to be under in
vestigation are all separate, although
,ths same police in some instances are
declared to be connected with several
Double Trading Stamps Santas Best Christmas Gift!
INSURANCE MEN TO MEET
Monthly Session of Lire Cnderwrit
ert to Discuss Legislation.
The monthly meeting of the Life
Underwriters' Association of Oregon
will be a legislative session Saturday
from 12:15 to 1:30, with luncheon in
the ladies' room on the eighth floor of
the Chamber of Commerce.
H. K. Albee, general agent of the
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Company, will open the session with a
talk on "Legal Reserve, or Old Line
Life Insurance: What Is ItT" followed
by Alma D. Katz. of the Mutual Life
Insurance Company, who will speak
on 'The Code Oregon Insurance Laws."
Hon. S. B. Huston, State Senator, will
speak and Insurance Commissioner
Wells will be present.
Every Oregon legislator Is requested
to be present, but will not be asked to
RECEPTION PLANS TALKED
Sirs. George L. Williams Named to
Mrs. George L. Williams, president of
the war auxiliaries central committee.
has been named to head the war organ
nations reception committee having
charge of the welcome to the soldiers
on their return home. At a meeting of
75 delegates from various patriotic or
ganizations, plans for giving the boys a
rousing reception were discussed.
Other officers of the reception com
mittee are Lee M. Clark, vice-president
M B. McFall. secretary, and Mrs. John
U. May. treasurer.
SAMPLE LINES OF WOMEN'S
Hundreds of women will welcome this opportunity to buy beautiful
high-grade neckwear for Christmas gifts and for personal use at such
wonderfully low prices. The assortment is so large and varied that all
can select just the styles and materials they have in mind. Every piece
is new and fresh from the makers, having just come to us by express.
Hemstitched and Lace-Trimmed Neckwear '
in All the Very Latest Styles
Collars in a great range of styles to go with the latest style dresses;
sets, vests, vestees and guimps in every wanted mode. Exquisite hand
embroidered effects especially pretty for gifts also dainty styles
trimmed with Birken Val laces and real filet laces, as well as the smart
hemstitched and tucked neckwear. The materials ere satin, Georgette
Crepe, organdie and novelty silks white and with touches of color. No
C O. D. orders will be accepted and neckwear cannot be exchanged.
The Neckwear Sale of the Season!
Regular Prices $1.75 to $170
Special Prices 95c to $10.95 j
-Thousands of Dollars-
IN CASH, WILL BE DISTRIBUTED to stamp-savers between now and
Christmas as a result of this special DOUBLE STAMP OFFER. If you
are not saving stamps start a book at once and reap the benefit of this
additional cash saving. Stamp books redeemed in cash on Fourth Floor.
Double Trading Stamps Given With Charge
or Cash Purchases in All Departments
All Trimmed Millinery
Friday Half Price
NO NEED to wait until after Christmas
for that new hat choose NOW at the
"after-Christmas" price. Unrestricted choice
of any Trimmed Tat, Untrimmed Hat or
Tailored Hat on display in the Millinery
Salons, Second Floor, Friday at ONE-HALF
OFF. Velvet, beaver, velour, felt, fur hats,
in black and all the newest wanted colors.
$20.00 Hate $10.00
$25.00 Hate $12.50
$30.00 Hate $15.00
$35.00 Hate $17.50
All Tailored Hats
at Half Price
Hatters' plush, velours and bea
vers in the season's latest models
and popular colors $7.50 to $15.00
Hats priced from $3.75 to $7.50
All Untrimmed Hats
at Half Price
Sailors, Turbans, Side Rolls, Soft
Crowns Velvets, Velours, Felts
and Beavers. Regular $2.50 to $8.50
Untrimmed Hats $1.25 to $4.25
Silk Waists Special $5
second r loor Beautif ul new
Waists in fancy and tailored
models. Georgette crepe and
Crepe de Chine in light and dark
shades. Many attractive styles
to select from. Ex- (PpT ff
traordinary values at DOtJ
Special groups of high-class
Waists taken from our regular
stock. Beaded,-embroidered and
tuck trimmed styles. Prr ,JQ
Priced verv snecial at D eXe
Bath Robes, Kimonos, Petticoats
Serviceable Christmas Gifts
SILK PETTICOATS for Christ
mas gifts. Largest assortments in
the city. Silk jersey, taffeta and
messaline in all the new shades.
WOMEN'S Blanket Bathrobes
in handsome new designs and col
ors. Many attractive new styles
on display $3.05 up to $25.00
WOMEN'S KIMONOS in beau
tiful embroidered Japanese ef
fects. Good assortment of colors.
Sale prices $7.49 and $8.95
DAINTY NEGLIGEES in fitted
or loose effects trimmed with
laces, nets, etc. Made up in Crepe
de Chine. Priced special $9.95
Priced at $5.00,5.85, $6.75
BOUDOIR CAPS in daintiest
of styles. Net, lace, Crepe de
Chine, satin or chiffon. Also of
lawns, Swisses, etc. Sale prices
range from 27? up to $2.60
WOOL SHAWLS in checks,
plaids, plain colors, $,1.75 to $20
AS ILLUSTRATED. One of the
many beautiful gift pieces in the
great sale of silverware now in
progress on the Third Floor. See
our $2.50 and $5 bargain tables.
See Display on Table
Main Floor A small shipment 'of
600 pairs women's hose underpriced
for Friday. Fine appearing and
good wearing hose' from a well
known maker. Seamless styles with
reinforced heels and toes. We also
include at the same price heavy
quality Fiber Silk Hose in regular
and outsizes. Brown, tan, pink,
sky, gray, champagne, black HKp
and white. Special, a pair I OK
Women's Street Boots
to $1250 at
Main Floor Boots of dark gray kid,, mahogany
and gray calfskin Russian calf with cloth tops
gray patent colt with nu-buck tops -ivory kid
and numerous other short lines. High fiQ QQ
and medium heels. $10 to $12.50 values DOs0
Main Floor .Black Calf or Kidskin 'Shoes in laced
and buttoned styles; medium round or pointed
toes; high or low heels. Splendid serv- &A QQ
iceable footwear. Worth to $6150; now urrsIO
AUNT POLLY Outsize Shoes for large
women, priced, the pair, at $6.50 to $10
CHRISTMAS SLIPPERS for men, wom
en and children, priced from 98 to $5.50
Sailors, Droops, Turbans
And Other Styles
Basement Felts in two-tone ef
fects and plain colors velours
in black and colors. Small rolling
sailors, straight brims, large
droops, small side rolls, etc.
Smart up-to-date hats for busi
ness, shopping and school wear.
Trimmed with grosgrain ribbons.
Extra special for Fri- (JJI ?Q
day's sale your choice 0-s-vJ7
MISSING WIFE IS LOCATED
CHARLES JAMES TRACES WO-
MAX AND DAUGHTER HERE.
Rsfl The Oreronlan classified ads.
This is a bona
fide sale. Come
in and be con
" Near Alder
John Hill, Alleged to Have Been
Party to Elopement, Held by
- Police on Serious Charge.
Following" a search of 15 days, start
ing at his horns In Auburn, Wash,
Charles James yesterday morning
located his wifo and 14-year-old step
daughter, and swore out a warrant (or
the arrest of John Hill, ths man with
whom she had eloped. They were
found at 431 H East Morrison street.
According to the story told by Mrs.
James and Hill to District Attorney
Evans, the two lived together as man
and wife over 20 years ago. Five chil
dren were born to them. Soon after
the birth of the last child, Hill, It Is
said, was involvsd In a petty crime
and fled the country, leaving the
woman and her five children without
Mr. James was married to May In
graham, at Seattle, in 1908. The chil
dren were reared and educated as his
own. They did not know that he was
not their real father.
On November 23. when Mr. James re
turned from work, he found that his
wife had gone. A note bade him good
bye and asked him not to follow her.
. A preliminary hearing was waived
In the case and Mrs. James and Hill
were taken before the grand Jury yes
A3ERDEEN, Wash, Dec 12. (Spe
cial.) A telegram from Walla
Walla announces the death of Rudolph
Rupp. brother of W. A. Rupp, editor of
the Aberdeen Daily Woi'Id, after an Ill
ness of three weeks from pneumonia.
W. A. Rupp had been at his bedside for
EUGENE. Or- Deo. 12. (Special.)
J. D. Baughman. born in Lane County,
In the Pleasant Hill neighborhood. 40
years ago. died at Harrison. Idaho. De
cember s, according to word received
here. Mr. Baughman taught school In
Lane County for several years and was
rural school supervisor at one time.
The body will be brought here for
EUGEXE, Or.." Dec 12. (Special.)
Ths funeral of David H. Bowers, aged
22. son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Bowers,
of Wendling, who died at Camp Grant,
III., while en route to California, where
he was to be mustered out of service,
Is to be held from ths family home at
Wendling tomorrow morning. The body
has arrived In Eugene. Private Bow
ers was at Camp Upton, L. I., at ths
time of the signing of ths armistice.
awaiting to embark overseas. He was
on his way to the Pacific Coast with
Company C. C. A. C. when he was
taken 111 with pneumonia and sent to
the hospital at Camp Grant.
NEW YORK. Dec 12. William Ag-
new Paton, author, art student and for
mer newspaper publisher, died hers
yesterday In his Tlst year. He was
publisher of the New York World from
1877 to 1881 and became, in 1885. first
business manager of Scrlbner's Maga-
COTTAGB GROVE. Or, J5ec 12
(Special.) Mrs. William H. Lackey died
here Tuesday. The funeral was held
Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lackey's
maiden name was Ella, Almeda McCoy.
She was born in Alameda County, Cali
fornia, August 9. 1874. She had spent
almost her entire life lit this vicinity.
Surviving relatives are the husband;
one son. Charles F. Lackey, with the
65th Regiment In France, and one
daughter, Mrs. Grace Richey, of this
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Dec 12.
(Special.) Mrs. Mildred Ethel Bartell,
wife of C A. Bartell, died at 3 o'clock
Wednesday morning of pneumonia,
which followed an attack of influensa,
contracted during a visit In Portland,
The funeral will be held Friday from
the chapel. Mrs. Bartell had been a
resident of this city eight years. She
ws born In Lyons, Kan., and was 33
years of age. Surviving relatives are
the husband, the mother, Mrs. Emma B.
Porter, who made her home with her
daughter; a sister, Mrs. A. D. Clough
of Moroa. I1L, and a brother. Ward H.
Crantz. mechanician with the Second
Aircraft Battalion at "Port Wright. New
SALEM, Or, Dec 12. (Special)
Mrs. F. A. Baker, of -this city, received
word today that her son, Aubrey Jones,
also of Salem, was killed in action In
France on October 26, during one of
the last battles of the war. Word had
been received here previously that the
young man had been engaged in fierce
fighting for several weeks before the
time of his death. He was well known
here. He was with Company E, 101st
VANCOUVER, Wasn., Dec 12. (Spe
elaD-rW. B. Bonekemper, owner of tha
Vancouver Lumber Company, of this
city until about a year ago, died of
Influensa In Portland last night. Mr.
Bonekemper had taken an active part
in the Vancouver Commercial Club and
civic activities. After the United
States declared war he entered the
sprues division, as an expert timber
NUTLET. N. J, Dec. 12. Mrs. Euphe-
tnia Emma Ellsler, known in theatrical
circles as Effie Ellsler, reputed to have
been the oldest English speaking act
ress in the world, died here today at
the age of 95.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec 11. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Charles Van Orden. former
resident of Oregon City, died at her
home at Newport. Or.. Monday of in
fluenza. Mrs. Van Orden was born In
Dakota. She came to Oregon City about
18 years ago. She is survived by her
mother, Mrs. Mary E. Bell, of Oregon
City; two stepsisters, Mrs. Nettie
Miller, of Gladstone, and Mrs. Leila
Snyder, of Wasco. Funeral services and
Interment were at Elk City.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec 12.
(Special.) Jeremiah M. Camp, veteran
of the Civil War and pioneer of Whit
man County, Wash., died at his home
here early this morning of old age. He
was 81 years of age and a native of
Vinton County, Ohio, where he was
born May 10, 1837. Mr. Camp enlisted
in Company I, of the 83d Illinois Vol-
1 unteer Infantry, In 1862 and served at
the front until the close of the Civil
War. He came to Walla Walla In 1883.
He leaves seven children A. E. Camp,
Ira . Camp, George Camp, Archibald
Camp, all of La Crosse; Mrs. Sadie
Pry or, of Dayton, Wash.; Mrs. Hattle
Barber, of Anthony, Kan.; Mrs. May
Harris, Helena. Okla.
HALSEY, Or.. Dec. 12. -(Special.)
Mrs. E. G. Ward Is dead here as a re
sult of pneumonia, following an at
tack of Spanish influenza which came
upon her last Friday. Mrs. Ward, who
was 33 years old, leaves her husband
and little daughter, the, latter being
WARRENTON GIVES WOR
City Prepares to Enroll Every In
habitant as Red Cross Member.
ASTORIA. Or.. Dec. 12. (Special.)
Much interest is being taken in the
Red Cross Christmas rollcall which be
gins December IS. While there were
a number of 100 per cent factories and
stores In the county in the last Red
Cross drive, Clatsop County has on
city Warrenton which was 100 pe
cent Mrs. William Smith Is chairman
of the chapter In that city and Miss
Clara Munson is secretary.
Warrenton already has served notice
Dress the Part
The business world appraises your
ability by your appearance. And very
rightly. The world expects
a successful man to LOOK
Cherry's, at 389-91
Washington street. Is do
ing wonders to help men
into better Jobs and better
stations in life by help
ing them to dress better
and make a better im
pression. A very few dollars cash
makes the first payment on a new out
fit of fashionable clothes, and you can
finish the payments at your conven
ience by the month. You can't find
greater values anywhere than at Cher
ry's. Open Saturday night until 8
--'.'ri Luncheon Suggestions fi
Serve Snow Flakes the dainty
salted cracker with bouillon
sardines, creamed fish, salads,
Welsh rarebit, etc
Don t ask for Crackers, say Snow
Your' grocer can supply you.
that it intends to duplicate the feat
this year and has assured the county
chairman of the Christmas rollcall that
it will enroll every man, woman and
child within Its boundaries for member
ship In the American Red Cross.
Zaza Is coming! Adv.
at any price
You can make more cups
of good coffee with less
M.J..B. than with any
Ground just right to make
the best cup of coffee.
Blended from the finest
flavored coffees ;grown in
Thoroughly aged' before
it is roasted.
Quality never changes.
It's the most economical.
It goes further.
Vacuum Packed by Spec
ial Process to Preserve its
strength and flavor.
It Reaches You Fresh
Every Can Guaranteid
M. J. BRANDENSTEIN & CO:
Offics ul W.nkOTM
27-29 N. FRONT STREET '1
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