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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1900)
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THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAK POETLAKD, 'JAffTJABT U, 1900.
For my means, I'll husband them so well,
They shall go far with little. Shakespeare.
high school- orators defeat
We know of no place where means can be husbanded- so wellpjf r
x - made to go so far as at
Peb&tcd the Question That the
Halted States Should Restrict the
Immigration, of Illiterates.
The first debate between the freshman,
class of the university of Oregon and the
To-L.ogeIon Society of the Portland high
school occurred last night In the assembly
hall of the high school building. Home
talent -won. The delegation from the clas
sic town of Eugene was composed of
bright young men, who made a good
showing in the oratorical arena, but the
high school boys tvere too much for them.
The question discussed was: "Resolved,
That immigration into the United States
should be restricted to persons who can
read and write the United States const!?
iutlon in some language; provided ade
quate provisions be made for admitting
those dependent upon qualified Immi
grants." The high school boys took the
affirmative and the freshmen the nega
tive. A considerable crowd was present,
and liberal applause was given the rep
resentatives of both sides. Judge A. Ix.
Fxazer acted as chairman of the meet
ing, and Kenneth C. Miller was time
keeper. The judges were: L. B. Cox,
Judge M. L. Pipes, Dr. J. A. Lyman, Rev.
TV. R. IJord and John Gill. The decision
was rendered by ballot, and It was unani
mous. The Judges listened Intently to the
speeches Mr. Ixrd took copious notes all
the while, and Mr. Cox looked amused.
The other Judges sat and took their medi
cine. Frank Haek, .of the To-IogeIon Soci
ety, led off. He asserted that the United
States was first settled by Immigrants
from enlightened countries, coming large
ly from JCorthern and Western Europe,
and they were people of some education,
who believed in democratic principles of
government. Things, he said, were differ
ent now, when the great mass of immi
grants are composed of ignorant, illiter
ate Huns, Italians and the worst ele
ments of Southern Europe. All through
the speech he quoted figures and statis
tics liberally. He wanted to exclude illit
erates because they resort to the slums of
the large Eastern cities and overcrowded
districts, and refuse to go to ihe sparsely
settled districts, where they are needed.
The Illiterate add to the industrial dis
tress of the country by filling the sweat
shops, huddling up in the mining towns
end excluding a better class of labor.
They constitute a large percentage of
the criminal and pauper classes of the
country. He said that crime and illiter
acy go hand in hand. He contended that
illiteracy itself was a sufficient cause to
keep out. "It means more than a genera
t.on of illiteracy," he said in conclusion;
"it means danger."
P. A. Strange, of the freshman class,
was the first speaker on the negative side
of the question. He said the slums of the
big cities were fed by people from the
country, rather than by immigration. As
did his predecessor, he dealt largely in
statistics, and contended that our pres
ent laws on immigration are sufficient;
that the proposed law is not a test of
morality. He said America had no right to
exclude the ignorant, and quoted irom
"William :Ll05d Garrison to prove it. He
spoke of the law hailng been passed by
congress, and being -vetoed by President
Cleveland, in 1897, and said the American
people were not worrying about the mat
ter. He also said that the prisons of the
country were filled with educated people,
and that most of the anarchists and ni
hilists were men of some education. It
Tvas the educated, too, who start strikes
and labor riots
Ray Steel, of the high school, came
next. He went at the opposition like a
terrier shaking a rat. His speech was
vigorous and aggressive all the way
through; was full of strong points, and
his diction was elegant. It was largely
due to Mr. Steel that the judges' decision
E N. Bljthe, of the university, camo
next. He made a fine argument, and his
speech was a clear, logical, original and
witty presentation of his case. He argued
all the way through like a lawyer. He,
too, dealt largely in statistics.
Benjamin C. Xey, of the high school,
followed. He made some strong argu
ments on the points laid down by his col
leagues, and made a good Impression.
Benjamin F. Wagner was the last direct
speaker for the freshmen. He brought
out some new points, and made some logi
cal conclusions of weight. He showed the
necessity of hailng some class of labor
ers who -would perform the work that
American-born people would not do
Messrs. Blythe and Steel then spoke in
ANNUAL CHARITIES MEETING
"Will Re Held in. the Blarquanx This
The annual meeting of the charities will
be held this afternoon at 3-30 o'clock at
the Marquam Grand theater. The entire
theater "nlll be thrown open to the public,
and no charge will be made or collection
taken up. These meetings have become
what they were intended to be, great edu
cational functions, and some of the fore
most men in educational and sociological
work in the country ha-ve delivered ad
dresses at them.
Oregon is well up in these great social
questions, and Professor Frank Strong,
Ph. D., M. A., president of the university
of Oregon, is w ell qualified to sustain the
high character or these meetings His ad
dress upon the subject, "Some Problems
Whose Solution the 19th Century Must
Demand of the 20th," will be a scholarly
presentation of living questions.
The musical programme Is also of h'gh
character. Dom Zan will sing "Ring Out,
Wild Bells" (Gounod), and Mrs. Walter
Reed "The Angelus" (Herbert), while "A
Song of Seasons" (Hawley), and "Snow
Drops" (Platte), will be given by the en
tire Treble Clef Club. Miss Mabel Aiken
Is the accompanist.
Every effort will be made to seat com
fortably all who come. For the past two
years large numbers have been unable to
obtain seats, and have been forced to stand
in the aisles and foyers, but this year it
is hoped to accommodate everybody.
William T. Gardner, superintendent of
the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, will have
this matter in charge. The meeting will
conclude with the singing of "The Star
Spangled Banner" by Mrs. Walter Reed,
Dom Zan and the entire Treble Clef Club
FIVE LITTLE ONES CARED FOR
Cruel Father Allows His Children
to Be Throvra on the "World.
Application was filed yesterday In the
county court by the Boy's and Girl's Aid
Society for the custody of three little
children, named Byrne, residents of Al
b'na. On Friday the mother of these
children brought them to the Home and
asked to surrender them to the society.
Superintendent Gardner then tried to
make other arrangements, but falling,
took them in. The mother and little ones
were all wet through, and told a story
of extreme poverty how the father re
fused work when offered, and totally
neglected to provide for his family, who
were obliged to leave the house they oc
cupied for non-payment of Tent. An ef
fort will be made to force the father to
do his duty. The case will be brought
up before Judge Cake Tuesday morning.
The sheriff of Baker county brought to
the Home last night two children, named
Pendry, brothor and sister, who had been
cruelly treated and badly neglected by
their parents at Sumpter. Another com
mitment Is expected of a. girl from Uma
tilla county within a day or two This
will make the Home crowded again, and
will tax the management to find beds for
A CLEAN SWEEP
ALL REMNANTS AND ODDS AND" END:
OF ANY AND ALL GOODS
They must be gotten out of the way9 and they get notice
to quit in the fashion which follows:
$2 50 C. P. & P. D. Corsets at.
3 00 "
3 50 "
3 75 " " "
4.50 " " "
$1.00 Ribbed Silk Vests, 49c.
75c Lisle "Onion Suits, 25c
1.25 Fleeced Ribbed Cotton Union
5.00 Ypsllantl Union Suits, ?L79.
2.00 Black Wool Tights, 98c
Infants' Shoes and Moccasins, 25c
Wool Shawls and Fascinators, 25c
Cashmere Bonnets and Silk Caps, 25c
Flannelette and Wool Cashmere
Dresses In two lots, 39c and 93c
Wool Mittens, 15c pair.
$L00, $1.50 and $L75 Wool Negligee
Shirts, at 50c
$1.00 and $1 25 White Shirts, 50c
Home Furnishing Goods
Tapestry Remnants, at half price.
Odd pairs Portieres at half prices
Odi Blankets ard Comforts at one
Odd pairs lace Curtains at one-third
All remnants of sllkallnes, tickings,
denims sash curtaining, etc., at heavy
$100 black kid Gloves, 5'A, 5 49c
1,00 kid Gauntlets. 6, 7 69c
1 50 Empress kid Gloves in 534, 7,
m, m, at 79c
ALL REMNANTS OF
AT HEAVY REDUCTIONS
All Remnants of Plain and Fancy Silks, Velvets, Velveteens, Black Dress Goods,
Colored Dress Goods, Flannels, Laces, Ribbons, Embroideries, Printed Lawns, Ba
tiste, Organdies, Dimity, White Goods, Percales, Ginghams, Veilings, etc., at prices
to close them out speedily.
Broken assortments of books. Fam
ous books. While we have not the
full assortment we have a big variety
of titles if the one you want is among
them you can buy it for half-price or
Two-olume sets to close
Regular price, 75c Spe-
Morley's English Men of
Letters Regular price,
Campaigns of Civil War.
Regular price, $L Spe
cial 1500 Cloth-bound Books.
Regular price, 25c Special
When Knighthood Was In
Flow er Waltzes The
most popular waltzes
now being sold. Special
Over fifty new songs, just in, &t spe
Odd lots of Gilt Picture Frames, not
many of a kind, but a big assortment,
made into two lots, special at
16 Cents and 33 Cents
43 Etchings, all that is
left from our holiday
stock, framed In black
with green, red or gray
mats, regular price,
Broken lots of Buckles:
steel, oxydlzed, enamel
and jeweled Belt Buck
les, regular prices, from
75c to ?L50 each All in
at one special price of...
Odds and ends In Cut r;v
Glass, vases, bowls, nap- flP
pies, decanters, bottles, ,liV
dishes, jugs, at very iid
eral reductions from our
regular close prices. In
deed, our glass is marked
at prices to close, that
have never before been
Odd boxes of fine import
ed Decorated Candles,
for teas, in Dresden,
gold and floral decora
tions, regular prices', P"
10c, 12c and 15c each. To C
close out the lot special.
Scissors and Knives, all
the best makes, and all
styles. Special discount
Something new: Parisian
Perfumed Ink, in the
following odors: Carna
tion Pink, Musk, Violet,
Rose, Lilac Special at.
Society Stationery: Cream
Wool Writing Paper,
ream in box, with enve
lopes to match: regular
price, $1 To sell the bal
ance tomorrow, special
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Where every article in our immense and varied stock has been
so reduced in price as to form
Our lines are too numerous to mention in detail, but they include
Siiks, Dress Goods, Linens, Domestics, Ready-to-Wear Garments
for Men, Women and Children,' Books, Stationery, Toilet Articles,
Notions, Carpets, Rugs, Mattings, Portieres, Curtains, and innu
merable miscellaneous lines.
.We have just received a new invoice of BEST QUALITY FRENCHl
FLANNELS in ai! the latest shades.
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Pw&Dm lit A ll IJm
and Prices upon
REDUCED PRICES-ON OUR IMMENSE
STOCK OF '
Qoaks9 Soils and Fors
GREAT REDUCTION ON
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est advertisements this establish merit could have, simply because we have ful
filled every promise. We said
Discount on -everything and in every department; you came and got it, and
went away and told your friends about it. The result, an
Not much money in 'these discount prices, but pleased customers, with the
unanimous verdict that. we do as we advertise to do, means much for our legiti
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M3ADIISG KUltRIERS OF THE WEST.
283-285 Morrison St., Portland Oregon
Telephone, Oregon, Onlc 031. Send Xor Catalogue.
Cement I lUlll 1 Cliiii
Dries, hard over night and wears like iron. For
sale by all first-class paint retailers, or by the
W. P. FULLER & CO., Cor. Froniand Pine
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o Designers and builders of Marine Engines and Boilers, Mining and
Dredging Machinery and General Mill and Iron Work, Fire Hydrants,
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Hrj'g Here's an occasion that every man with the
c. -i. slightest tendency to save a few dollars should
JUIlS take advantage of, and you can do it without
cutting down your idea as to values. WE'VE DONE the
This sale marks $9.00 suits at $ 6.00
This sale marks $1 0.00 and $1 2.00 suits at 8.50
This sale marks $12.00 and $14.00 suits at 10.20
This saie marks $15.00 suits at 12.75
This sale marks $20.00 suits at 17.00
BOVS' "This same saving this big discount applies in
p ii this department. You'll find here the crea
tiOininC tions of the best manufacturers of juvenpe
apparel; no old back numbers, but a department filled
with the best and brightest.
This sale marks $3.00 reefer su?ts at $2.15
This sale marks $3.50 reefer suits at 2.65
This sa8e marks $5.0D reefer suits ot -. 3.85
This sale marks $5.00 reefers at ." 3.35
This sale marks $500 top coats at .;. 3.65
WHEN YOU SEE IT IN OUR AD. IT'S SO!
BEN SELLING, Manaaer
THIRD AND OAK STREETS
Library Association of Portland
5tf 3 Stveali ud ftrt
24,000 volumes and over 200 periodiczib
S5.00 a year or $1.50 a quarter
Two books allowed on all subscriptions
riOURS From 9 00 A. M. to 9 00 P, M. daily, except Sundays and holiday
$3.00 Values at $1.95
Women's Lace and Button
Storm Calf, Box Calf
Kid on Vesting Tops
E. C. GODDARD & CO.
309 Washington St.
Sack Best Valley Flour.
Ten-Pound Box Best Crackers.
Pound Good Rice,
Gallon Island Cooking: Molasses.
Gallon Fine Table Syrup.
Gallon. Haple Syrup Bring Jug.
Pall Best Lard.
Pound California Black Figs.
Pound Hoffman House Java andMocha.
Pound Green Costa Blca Coffee.
' Wholesale "Warerooms 149 Front Street.