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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 30, 1900.
THE PLOT UNFOLDS
Changes Working into the
MORE COMMUNITY OF INTEREST
A Netr Deal Looked For In the Tiortn.
era Pacific How Traffic "War
"Will Be Prevented Hill's Con-
(creace Is Heir Torlc
In spite of periodical denials, evidences
multiply that James J. Hill Is In prac
tical control of the transcontinental rall--way
situation, so far as It bears on
(Northwestern affairs. It Is not supposed
that ho has them all In his individual
pocket, but he and his business friends
appear to have acquired sufficient hold
ings to establish community of owner
hlp, and this means a considerable read
justment In transportation affairs. "With
this situation In view, it Is deemed Im
probable that President Mellen will re
main lone wlih the Northern Pacific, and
President Mohler, of the O. R. & N.,
is looked upon as Mellen's successor. The
harmony between the Hill and Harrlman
Interests, the union of the two In several
instances, Is trusted to prevent Intrusions
and wars that frequently consumo so
much railroad money.
The action recently taken by the ex
ecutives of "Western railroads In select
ing a committee from among the capital
ists Interested in the various properties
to look after traffic matters is "deemed
important for the reason thta It is sure
to brine results. It amounts to a pool
'without In any manner working an In
fraction of the law against pooling. Those
men, finding that their own pockets suf
fer from rat demoralization, will stop
it by agreement among themselves on
some satisfactory basis that -will be above
and beyond the manipulation of the re
spective corporations or their traffic offi
cials. On this committee Is Jacob H.
Schiff, of Kuhn, Ixeb &. Co., who is close
Jto James J. Hill, of the Great Northern,
and In a sense will voice the sentiments
of that line. On the other hand, it was
Mr. Schiff who negotiated the last big
loan for the Northwestern system, and
his friendship for the officials of that
road is well known. Robert Fleming -was
one of the chief organizers of the Santa
re. E. H. Harrlman represents the Union
Pacific, and Robert Bacon is of J. Pler
pont Morgan & Co., and will look after
the Interests of the Northern Pacific.
"When these men find that cutting rates
Is unprofitable, they can end it without
holding a convention or framing verbose
One disquieting view of this arrange
ment, however. Is that these men can
raise traffic rates as easily as they can
etop illegal cutting, and it is even inti
mated that one purpose in putting them
In practical connection with traffic mat
ters is to enable them to advance trans
continental rates to figures more satis
factory to them.
Following is an interesting statement
touching Northwestern railroad affairs,
taken from the New Tork Commercial
"James J. Hill, president of the Great
Northern Railroad, who has been in this
city for the past few days, characterizes
as absurd the rumors that a new trans
continental line Is to be established. Mr.
Hill holds practically the same opinion
that Collls P. Huntington expressed a
few weeks before his death last Summer,
viz., that there are railroads enough In
this country for the present, and that
the main thing needed is to develop each
read in Its proper snhere without wasting
Its revenues in useless Tate warp.
"Mr. Hill's recent extension of his Tail
road Interests has been regarded In "Wall
street as part of a comprehensive scheme
to apply tho 'community of ownership
idea to some of the "Western linos, and
thus bring them Into closer touch with
tho Eastern lines which are controlled
by the "VanderblIt-Morgan-PcnnsylvanIa
Railroad alliance. On this subject Mr.
Hill remarked the other day that com
munity of ownership -was valuable, but
it -was not the only thing essential for a
railroad property. A bad property, he
said, could not bo turned Into a good one
by a mere change in ownership. Faults
must be corrected from within.
"Through his ownership of shares of
the Northern Pacific, the Baltimore &
Ohio and the Erie Railroads, James J.
Hill came to be regarded as an Influential
member of 'the Morgan crowd' some time
ago, and his position In that respect ap
pears to have been strengthened by his
recent purchase of stock In the Chi
cago. Milwaukee & St Paul Railroad. In
tho management of which J. Plerpont
Morgan has a potent voice.
"Interesting developments in Northern
Pacific affairs are expected this week.
Conferences were held last Frldav and
Saturday between Mr. Hill. Mr. Morgan
and other Northern Pacific capitalists.
Tho report that the $75,000,000 of preferred
stock Is to be retired very soon in the
interest of tho common stock is persisted
in. although persons very close to Mr.
Morgan have taken pains to discredit It.
Under the terms of the Northern Pacific
reorganization plan the directors of that
company now have the right to call in
and retire tho preferred shares. Owners
of the common shares claim that such a
step would be advantageous to the prop
erty as well as to the common stock.
"Mr. Hill's display of Interest In North
ern Pacific affairs has still another sig
nificance. It Is well known that com
plete harmony has not heretofore existed
between the nresent executive head of
the Northern Pacific and Mr. HilL In
fact, there has been no concealment on
tho part of President Mellen of his In
difference to the wishes of the president
of the Great Northern In matters pertain
ing to the Northern Pacific Now that
Mr. Hill has become a power In Northern
Pacific councils, "Wall-street gossips are
saying that President Mellen Is likely
to find tho path ahead of him a thorny
ANOTHER ROUTE TO XEHALEM.
Said to Be Shorteat and to Tap Beet
PORTLAND. Dec, 29. (To the Editor.)
Having had 17 years acquaintance with
the Nehalem country, and having trav
eled nearly all over its timber and farm
ing lands, I feel competent to talk un
derstandlngly on the subject of its devel
opments. I will be very brief In what I
have to say.
In the first place, I think the calcula
tions that I have seen of the length of
road required to connect the Nehalem coal
fields with Portland is too low. I think
such a road will be about 120 miles long.
It will not do to estimate the length of a
proposed railroad by section lines.
Two routes for this road have been dis
cussed in your columns, or, rather, two
routes to reach some point on Gales
Creek one from thence to Nehalem City.
As I do not want to discuss the feasibil
ity of these two portions, either of which
is difficult enough, I will consider It as
one route. I will state a few objections
to the route as a whole.
First It passes through very little ag
SecondIt passes through very little
good timbered country.
Third The summit between the head of
Gales and Salmonberry Creeks is about
1600 feet high.
Fourth It Intersects the Nehalem River
in a gorge where the river Is an almost
unbroken succession of rapids for 20 miles.
Fifth It necessitates heavy grades,
deep cuts and fills and expensive bridges,
including one draw.
The confluence of the Salmonberry and
Nehalem Is about the middle of the gorge
referred to above. "When the river Is low
the water boils among huge bowlders, eo
that it Is not possible to run logs. When
it Is high, no log that enters the head
of the gorge can be stopped or held until
it reaches tidewater. An, old, reliable set
tler who lived near the mouth of this
gorge told me that he had seen the river
rise 42 feet within 4S hours. To put a
roadbed or any other improvement below
high-water mark would be folly; to put It
above will bo difficult and expensive. I
might mention some minor objections, but
I think theso are sufficient for my pur
pose. Having put this route, In my mind, hors
du combat, I will proceed to locate one to
my own satisfaction. From Portland, use
or follow tho Northern Pacific to a point
at or near Holton; thence follow up Mil
ton Creek to some point in section 19,
5 north, 2 west; thence in a westerly di
rection over a low summit and across
the headwaters of the Clatskanle, and an
other low pass on. to tho head of Caples
Creek, and down It to the Nehalem River;
thence down tho Nehalem to a point
about a mile below Grand Rapids; thence
to and up tho Humbug and its -west fork
to its source, crossing a low divide to
the head of a branch of the north fork
of the Nehalem River; thence down it to
Nehalem City and the coal fields.
I estimate that the length of a survey
on this rout will be about SO miles from
Holton. to Nehalem, and less than that
which can be obtained in any other route,
as it Is the most direct; that the altitude
of the highest summit is about one-half
that on the Salmonberry route, and that
tho grading and bridging can be done
for much lees. That part of this route
from Holton to the mouth of Caples
Creek, the worst part of tho route, has
been surveyed, and it was found that the
heaviest necessary grade was 2 per cent.
But the difference In the cost of con
struction is not so important as its profit
ableness after It is constructed. The two
great and important facts about this route
are: First, it lies low. and all the prod
ucts of earth, field and forest come down
to it; second. It passes In Its whole length
through what only needs a railroad to
develop into a rich agricultural region.
At tho confluence of Caples Creek the
Nehalem has an easy current and high
banks, a good place to hold logs and
manufacture, or to load and haul away.
And the product of 150,000 acres of timber
lands 5,000,000,000 feet can be cheaply
floated there on tho Nehalem and tribu
taries. Grand Rapids Is another grand lo
cation for a mill, and 100,000 acres more
can be placed there. Then there Is an im
mense amount of timber between this and
the coast, and on the south fork of tho
Nehalem, that this road would stand an
equal show of dividing with any other
road that may be built. The travel and
farm products alone will make this a pay
ing road. Then there are all the timber
and coal It can possibly carry until the
end of time. M. BUCHANAN.
TAKES A NEW NAME
TICKETS FOR NEWSBOYS.
Oregonlan Sellers "Will Visit Metro",
polltnn Theater Free.
"With characteristic generosity. Manager
Jones, of the Metropolitan Theater, has
decided to give theater tickets to all
newsboys who sell The Oregonlan for the
performance of "Colored Aristocracy" at
his theater Monday night The tickets
will entitle the bearers to the best seats
in the house, and will be distributed free
to all boys who sell The Oregonlan In
time for them to arrange their business
affairs so that they will be able to see
the performance. There Is no doubt that
the gift will be appreciated, and that one
of the most enthusiastic audiences of tho
season Till witness tho performance.
"When you feel bad. take Hood's Sar--saparllla.
It will make you decidedly
"OLTJS & KECG" CHARGED TO "OLDS,
WOB.TXAX fc XCEfG."
Stockholders and Officers Remala.
the Same Great Increase in Size
of tie Establishment.
The large mercantile house that has
for 20 years been known as Olds & King
will January 1 change its name to Olds,
"Wortmaa & King. The new name gives
public representation to H, C. Wortman,
who has for the past 10 years been one
of the largest stockholders in, tho corpo;
ration, and has been Its secretary and
treasurer. The only change Is that of
the name of the company, the officers
and stockholders remaining the same, "W.
P. Olds being president, and C. "W. King
The firm of Olds & King had been doing
a successful dry-goods business in Port
land 10 years before the present corpora
tion was formed. It was made a stock
company 10 years ago. but tho old name
was retained. At that time the present
quarters at the corner of "Washington and
Fifth streets were occupied, though only
the basement and first two floors, 100x100
feet, were then taken. Now not only are
all four floors of the building occupied as
salesrooms, but the four floors of the an
nex next south are also used, giving more
than double the space of the establish
ment opened In 1S90. Several new lines
have also been added, and now this big
department store has one of the complet
est stocks in the Northwest.
"When Olds & King opened at the pres
ent location they had 75 employes. Now
the establishment gives regular employ
ment to 260 people. Thus Is represented
not only the growth of one institution, but
the substantial progress of Portland In
The Olds & King store from the flrst
has had in large measure the confidence
of tho public, not only of Portland, but
of the entire Northwest. Under enterpris
ing and Intelligent management the house
has prospered almost beyond the wildest
dream of its founders. There Is every
promise that this record will continue
under the new style. The addition to the
name stands for thrift, responsibility and
business acumen, the "Wortmans having
been among the pioneers of the "Willam
ette Valley, and having taken an active
and creditable part In affairs. It will not
take tho public long to get used to the
name Olds, "Wortman & King.
WARDE IN "OTHELLO."
Successful Encasement Closed "With
Frederick "Warde closed his engagement
at the Marquam last night, playing the
name part in "Othello," and a crowded
fiouse reluctantly bade farewell at tho
drop of the last curtain to an actor who
Is, perhaps, more familiarly known to
Portland play-goers than any other on
the stage. It might have been expected
that Mr. "Warde would reserve for himself
the role of lago, as the subtle Intellect
of that prince of knaves might be made
to stir an audience to the highest pitch
in the hands of one who is such a master
of his art, but his Othello, full of force
and fire, living and breathing, whose Jeal
ousy it Is- hard to fancy but mimicry,
and whose every action shows that he
feels and- lives the part, left nothing to
bo desired. As lago, Mr. Spencer exceed
ed the expectations of the audience, read
ing his lines with a remarkable power of
Interpretation, and In voice and action
entering Into his role with an enthusiasm
which even at times seemed to communi
cate Itself to some of tho lesser lights of
Mrs. Spencer, too, gave better proof of
her powers In the character of Desde
mona than she has had an opportunity
to do before, and completed the conquest
of the frequenters of the Marquam which
she began when they saw her flrst as
Julio in "Richelieu." Frederick Forres
ter's playing of Casslo was an excellent
piece of work, his acting in the street
brawl scene being particularly effective.
The play was well staged, and present
ed with that painstaking attention to
detail without which a Shakespearean
drama becomes worse than a farce. The
audience was the most enthusiastic of
the engagement, and quit the theater gen
uinely reluctant that they will see no
more of Mr. "Warde for another year.
"CHIIiDRE'V OF THE GHETTO."
Zanerrriirs Play Presented at Cor
d ray's Theater.
The stern decrees and devices of the
Jewish religion afford the ultra serious,
not to say somber, background for Zans
wlll's play, "Children of the Ghetto,"
produced for the first time In this city
last night at Cordray's Theater. The
piece, more than the acting of It, drew a
good house for the fag-end o fthe week.
It made an impression.
The presentation and the characteriza
tions, the customs and the laws are upon
such a scale that comprehensive review is
not possible within the limits set for a
Saturday night dramatic notice. There
are some 30 people in Mr. Frawley's ca6t,
and 25 of them have speaking parts. The
characterizations of the piece met with
"Children of the Ghetto" must have
been written with the one purpose, among
others, of bringing straying Jews back
Into the narrow fold and belief, and Incul
cating the greatest lessons of suffering
and self-sacrifice. A young girl born and
bred In the traditions and usages of the
laws of the, colony the scene is laid In
London a century ago Is accidentally
wedded to a commercial traveler. The
thoughtless bestowal of a ring makes the
wedding binding, and the weighty cere
mony of a divorce is gone through with.
The girl falls in love with another man,
who, of a family of priests, at a late
hour, is discovered to be barred from
matrimony with her, owing to the law
that a divorced woman and a priest can
not marry. Tho lovers are about to elope
to America, but the girl's affection for
her father and respect for the principles
of the religion gives him up. The story
ends unhappily, with the lovers parting
with breaking hearts to slow curtain and
faint lights. As the spectator is given no
hint of a possible solution or future re
union of the lovers, of course, the average
persons feels more or less disappointed.
Many compliments might be repeated
for Mr. Reynolds' representation of the
rabbi of the ghetto. His was a finished
and unhesitating mastery of the situation
and the lines at all times then why be
critical as to his whether his robust voice
fitted to a whitened patriarch? Miss Van
Buren was eminently satisfying in the
emotional role of Hannah Jacobs.
The two powerful and moving scenes In
the play are the parting of the lovera
while they are pleading against the de
crees of the ancients, and the end of the
third act, where the rabbi, from his strong
sense of duty and his love for tho re
ligion that he upholds, forbids the mar
riage. Miss Van Buren and Captain Rey
nolds were accorded warm recognition for
the success of this striking scene, where
the girl cries out the question that seems
like an echo from dead centuries: "Why
Is religion cruel?"
Harry Cashman does a clever bit of
character work as Shesshl Shmendrik,
giving the acts their necessary comedy.
PInchas, the Hebrew poet and fanatic, by
"Wallace Shaw, was to the life and spirit.
As David Brandon, Mr. Frawley fulfilled
the part of lover. The other parts wero
minor, although Phosa McAllister looked
remarkable in blazing cap and with
frowning eyebrows something so differ
ent to what she has been seen in be
forethat she was interesting.
The patronage was sufficient testimonial
to the excellence of the engagement a3 a
whole or for the one performance.
Afro-Axaerlcan Council "Will Cele
brate 3Sth Anniversary.
A celebration of the SSth anniversary of
the emancipation of American slaves will
take place at the First A. M. E. ZIon
Church, corner Main and Thirteenth
Btreets, "Wednesday, January 2, at 8 P. M.
Hon. "Wallace McCamant will deliver the
oration. The observance Is to be held un
der the auspices of the Afro-American
Council, No. 1, of the State of Oregon, and
is being planned by the following com
mittee on arrangements: "Walter JPlummer,
D. H. Leo, E. Freye, John C. Logan, T.
Bolden, C. E. Rhodes, A. A. Foster, J. N.
Fullllove, "W. L. Brady, H. Spoull, D.
M. Hasklngs and "W. H. Bolds. B. R.
Carle is presiding officer, and "W. H. Car
ter musical director. Tho public Is In
vited to attend. Following Is the com
Invocation Rev. T. F. Smith
Introductory (president of council)
, .'W. L. Brady
S?to Hiss Hazel Bell
Reading of proclamation
Miss Jennie Logan
Oration .Hon. "Wallace McCamant
Solo ."iv. H. Carter
Address "Rise and Progress of the
American Negro Since the Emanci
pation" Rev. S. J. Collins
Solo Mrs. Dora Newman
"Battle Hymn of the Republic"
XV. H. Carter and congregation
Benediction Rev. ErvingSwan
Searching for Jjost Sister.
James HInes. whose homo Is in South
west Texas, has been at Seattle about two
weeks searching for a lost sister, Bertlo
Hlnes, 22 years of age, who left home In
February, 1E93, after a slight disagree
ment with her mother and brother, the
only remaining members of the family.
The brother. James Hlnes. left home in
March, 1S0S, to hunt for his sister, and
followed her to Arkansas. To Arkansas
the girl had gone with another family,
and remained some time, but during the
H. E. EDWARDS FU&NJSRE
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD
CARPET AND DRAPERY BARGAINS
Bargains, because the offerings during this sale are ail selections
from our regular, new and high-standard stock, at a saving in price.
Considering that they are all new and stylish you will be in early to
take advantage of our offer. We also offer a beautiful line of Art
Squares; these are splendid quality, in a nice assortment of styles
and colorings, and come in variety of sizes. We want to call your
special attention to our large line of oilcloths an endless line of
patterns to select from sold by the yard. Glad to have you come
in and price our carpets and oilcloths and compare them with
others. lWe have some extra special bargains in our drapery de
partment for this week's sale. Read all the prices.
Extra Super All-Wool Ingrain
worth 75c, sale price .... 60c
Good Ingrain Carpet, yard. 50c
An elejant line of Smyrna
Rugs, splendid wearers,
size 9x12 $16.00
9x12 Art Square 5.00
9x12 Art Square, all wool.. 8.00
9x12 Pro Brussel Rugs 9.00
9x12 Wilton Rugs 36.50
9x12 Axmlnster Rugs 22.50
No charge for sewing; laying and
If you want a chamber suit and think
it Is worth your while to save $5.00,
call any time next week at H. B. Ed
wards', and see our three-fJioce, solid
oak suit, at
Our $5 Portieres, full size... $3.75
Our $4 Portieres, full size . . . 2.95
We only have a few of them, so
Handsome Lace Curtains, In large
assortment of patterns, from 75 c up
Don't buy Stoves
Till you have
Given as free
As the air
Summer went to Aberdeen. Learning this
while lnArkansas, James followed her to
Aberdeen, and spent some time In a vain
search. At last he learned of her having
gone to Seattle, and to Seattle he went,
arriving two weeks ago. So far he ha3
been unsuccessful. He has, however, se
cured a Job In a. mill, and will continue
the search until he finds his sister.
A NEW ROAD.
The new improvements that have been
made during the past year or two In the
tracks, roadbed, bridges, trestles, tunnels,
etc., have virtually made a new road or
tho Northern Pacific. The roadbed has
been widened, trestles filled In, new and
heavier steel rails laid, grades cut down,
wooden bridges replaced by steel ones,
curves taken out, tunnels lined with con
crete and brick, and Improvements made
wherever possible. Hundreds of thou
sands of dollars have been expended In
Improvements during the past few years.
New and mammoth locomotives capable
of drawing the heavy transcontinental
passenger trains at 75 miles per hour,
when necessary, have been bought. Prog
ress and advancement have been and are
the order of the day. Such a road, solid,
smooth, safe, It Is a pleasure to ride over,
especially as It runs through the finest
scenery of the Northwestern Empire ana
touches all the greater cities found there.
Pullman's best cars, both standard and
tourist sleepers and a royal dining-car,
are a part of the through trains from
Portland dally. Your bedroom and dining-room
are carried along with you all
the way to Minneapolis and St. Paul, a
distance of over 2000 miles, whero you are,
they are, where you go, they go.
If you are going East and desire Infor
mation as to routes, rates, sleeping-car
reservations, etc., call on or write-A. D.
Charlton, assistant general passenger
agent, 233 Morrison street, corner Thlrc,
Tho capacity of the Salem fruit can
nery will bo Increased for next year.
THE J. K. GILL CO.
Our entire stock of
we now offer at
Wc have everything you
need in office stationery
for the new year:
Blank Books, Diaries,
Blotter Baths, Box Files
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and your umbrella will last three times as long as any umbrella on the
market We do all kinds of umbrella repairing and recovering. We
make all of our cover goods. We carry the largest assortment in um
brellas, parasols and bandies In the city.
Phono Grant 270. JQm ALLESINAj 300MorrI.o Street.
How To Dress Well
And at the same time to meet the
requirements of one's pocket book
Is a perplexing question to many pooplo. A glance through our tailor
ing department will convince you that we are showing neatest and
most comprehensive lino of fine woolens
At a Moderate Price
EVER SHOWN IN THIS CITY.
Careful attention in detail In tho manner of fitting and finishing our
garments, has been the secret of our great-success in this line.
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C T. Roberts, Mgr.
85 Third Street
Our well known exclusive facilities for ob
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competition impossible. We are the acknowledged lead
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and their excellence of fit and finish.
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The Kilham Stationery Co., 267
Many of our trends cannot possibly un
derstand why it is that the Wiley B. Al
len Co., after a period of so many years
In business here, nearly a quarter of a
century, should leave Portland and estab
lish their headquarters in San Francisco.
We deslro to explain at this time that
a deal has been arranged "whereby a com
bination has been formed, looking: toward
the control of certain makes of pianos
covering the whole Coast and East as far
as Salt Lake City, and it becomes neces
sary for the Wiley B. Allen Co., the
primo movers in this syndicate of deal
ers, to go into San Francisco so as to
bo able to conduct the campaign from
that quarter. To conduct the piano busi
ness is In some respects like carrying on
a war it is a battle. We must send out
our "lieutenants" into the frontier, among
the mining dstricts. Into the arglcultural
fields, and into the mountains, and "over
hill, valley and dale" for the buyer.
and to cope with compettion wherever it
may be found. Every piano sold, if that
piano happens to be a good one, is one
more step forward In civilization. It
elevates the family to whom it is sold,
brings sunshine and happiness into the
home, and we are therefore all com
bined, working for a good cause and for
the happiness of mankind.
The Gilbert & Jones Company, com
posed of Mr. F. N. Gilbert, the prominent
banker of Moscow and Mark F. Jones,
tho well-known dealer of Spokane, are to
become our successors here In Portland;
the Ramaker Music Company, a very
strong and powerful concern now located
at Seattle with a branch at Tacoma, will
belong to the syndicate, as also will
Messrs. Briggs & Dam, of North Yakima
and Walla Walla; while at Spokane the
firm of Mark F. Jones & Sons will "pro
tect and guard" that territory; at La.
Grande and Baker City Mr. G. M. Richer
will represent the line, and Mr. E. N.
Jenkins, the live, energetic dealer of Salt
Lake City, has been called to Portland,
and has also entered the fold and will
look after the Interests of the syndicate
for the State of "Utah.
The Wiley B. Allen Co. will take with
them to San Francisco their entire cler
ical force and salesmen, and they will
also establish branch houses In Los An
geles and Honolulu. They will not carry
In stock small goods or musical publica
tions. Therefore it becomes absolutely
necessary for them to dispose of their
immense stock of small .musical instru
ments and of musical publications with
out further ado or any unnecessary de
lay. All sheet music, no matter what the list
price may be, from EOc up to $3, will be
cold Irrespective of cost at 15 cents per
copy, and music teachers, music dealers
and all music buyers should avail them
selves of this splendid opportunity to get
an assortment of publications to meet
their requirements for years to come. All
our small musical instruments such as
guitars, mandolins, phonographs, grapho
phones, 'cellos, double basses, band instru
ments, drums, etc, must be disposed of
quickly, and in order to interest all buy
ers wo actually propose to let these goods
go for a great deal less than the manu
facturers would be able to produce them.
It will certainly pay anyone to investi
gate these things, for after we go to San
Francisco it stands to reason that you
will not get another chance to procure
some of theso goods at any price, for it
takes years of work and experience to
get together such a stock as we have now1
on hand, and Portland will not have an
other such an assortment of goods or a
"music store" of this character for at
least a decade.
In ths meantime It might be well foe
Intending purchasers of pianos to come In
and make their selection from our stock,
so as to avoid the rush, as we will inaugu
rate the greatest piano sale on January
1 that the country ever heard of. The
pianos In particular that we have received
back from renters and from delinquents
will be sold in short order and at prices
and on most favorable term3 to any re
sponsible buyer. Wo very much desire to
sell out our stock of small musical Instru
ments and musical publications to some
buyer who will continue on with, this
business. Portland ought to have a
"music store," and we are willing to make
most liberal terms and to make a great
sacrifice in the sale of our entire stock
to any responsible party who can give
good security if they are not able to
pay all cash. Some 20 odd year3 of toll
has been devoted to this business, and it
is now established so that the Wiley B.
Allen Co. Is known everywhere, at home
and abroad, and thousands of orders pour.
into our office from all over the entire
West, and yet it would seem that there
is not a single individual in the whole
City of Portland able or willing to grasp
the opportunity presented at thl3 time
and this great music store, this well-paying
and established business, is allowed to
drop out of existence and that too, when
it Is so much needed and will receive such
a big support if allowed to remain here.
Our fixtures are for sale; show cases, even
our four-story building, our homes,
tracts of lands, prune orchards and town
lots, which we possess all are offered at
prices much below the market value. We
sever our Interests and our connections
here in Oregon, and must re-establish our
selves in California, and for the reasons
above stated, everything we possess Is
now for sale at much below the -real
value. - "j
THE WILEY B. ALLEN CO., 209, 211 FIRST ST., PORTLAND, OREGON.
OUR STOREROOMS ARE OPEN DURING THIS SALE DAY AND NIGHT.