t - PAGES 9 TO 16 PART TWO 4 f PORTLAND, OKEGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1&05. NO. 4. VOL. XXIV. taw J Upman , Wolf te StCom paivf. "Our Great Sale:" Its Fifth Week This coming week will be a worthy successor to the earlier weeks of Our Great Sale. The pricecutter has been working overtime and his labors have resulted in a series of special offerings that are well worth your while coming to see. Every home or personal need can now be filled at the lowest prices of the entire year every article in the store belng-sharply reduced in price. In the Notion Store 5000 Boxes Havcnola Shoe Polish for all black leather; 10c regular, special ". . .5 "DRY SOLE" Applied to the soles makes shoes waterproof; regular 25c, special 18. Great Rucking Sale "We "place on sale in the Dress Trimming Store to morrow. Black and White Chiffon Ruchlngs at very low prices. S .25 qualities at..., .in J .65 qualities at S .40 $ .75 qualities at.... -30 $1-11.25 qualities at.S .7. SL.50 qualities at 71.00 51.75 qualities -at....1.25 $2.00 and $2.50 qualities at $1.50 In the Picture Store Quite the most sensational special our great Picture Store has offered 5000 pretty colored Pictures entitled . SETTING SUN Very special at, each o Last Week of Free Garment Gutting and Fitting Goods Special Values From the Dress Goods Store That Merit the Most Enthusiastic Response The special prices enumerated below, coupled with free cutting and fitting by Miller and Miller will make this week a long to be remembered one to all those who participate. While everything in the Dress Godds Store is reduced in price, various reasons combined to force prices much below the average reduction level in many instances. Some of these instances get detailed mention. Music Store Great Special for Monday 27 C In Black and White, the Hit of the Schoolgirl. Sweet Adeline. Down at the Baby Store. Hannah, Won't You Open That Door. He Was Only a Private, That's All. My Little Irish Canary. When Kate and I Were Coming Through the Rye. Just an Ever Loving Little Girl. Talc of an Old Black Crow. Snowball Sammy. Goodbye, Nellie, Mine. Mariar. Like a Star That Falls From Heaven. A f For figured brilliantines, mohair, armurcs, all wool henriettas and crepe Egyptas, 3S inches and 40 inches wide that sold always at 65c. HQ- For all-wool voiles, mohair, brilliantines, crepe Egyptas, etamines and mistrals 44 inches to 50 inches wide, that sold for $1.00. QO For dotted Sicilian, mohair 27 O' Sicilians, all-wool henriettas and voiles, granites-and sangliers-r-44 inches to 4S inches wide, that sold at .$1.25 and $1.50. $15 to $25 Imported Robes $5 We place on sale tomorrrow 26 imported French Robes in crepe, boutonne, lace etamine, bordered Panama, Scotch novelty weaves, etc., that were $15.00 to $25.00 at, each 5.00 Miller & Miller will cut and fit these free. $1 to $2 Zibelines 59c Final clearance of all zibelines, solid' colors, mixtures and novel ties; $1.00 to $2.00 val; at 59 Black Goods rjA For all-wool cheviots, storm w serges, figured English mo hairs and crepe albatross 38 inches and 40 inches wide; sold always at 50c to 75c. OQ. -Fr black unfinished wor OtJW stcds, mohairs, crepe, silk and wool crepe de Parisj mohair, nov elties, etc 40 inches to 54 inches wide; sold always at $1.00 to $1.50. tyvy Imported mohair, pru- nellas, English broad cloths, mohair, melrose, mohair Sicil ians and brilliantines 44 inches to 54 inches wide; sold always at $1.50 to $1.75. $1 Sale of Curtains and Curtainings Splendid time for buying home decorating and furnishing needs at much less than regular prices. Inventory preparations have disclosed the presence of broken lines, large lots, etc, which we wish to dispose of. You profit like this: Very Special ! Scotch Lace Curtains The 51.00 quality on sale at $ .70 75c to 51 Madras, on sale at r.Oc Jhe 51.30 quulity on sale at l.in nor ta si ; silk string Mn.iras at nx. 200 Quality n sale at 1.CS sue to 5t.-a biiK btnpe .Madras at The 5, 5o quamy on j,. nt a,,s J2.G0 Art Madras on sale at $1.00 The 13.00 quality on sale at SJ3i 51.53 to 52.10 Scotch Madras at 05c The .50 quality on sale at 2.711 "Se Art Tleklne- and Cretonne nt -U.r- Tnc S'00 Quality on sale at .'. 3.10 -jc Art ucKinff ana cretonnes at...ie Thc S5 0() qualIty on sale at 3 v Couch Covers Very Low Curtain Rods Special Oriental Tapestry Couch Covers, three r yards Ions and 60 inches wUe: 5c Brass Extension .Rods on sale at 4c ?j Jjfflig 5i::::::::SI JOc Brass Extension Rods on sale nt 7c The 57.00 quality on sale at ZJr, 20c Brass Extension Rods on sale at 15c TflriftT-l TTfllf 25c Brass Extension Rods on sale at ISc nft , r , 'z. C . a-aiA , , . , A The 51.00 Tapestry Goods on sale..:. 50c 40c Brass Extension Rods on sale at 20c Tne s,.50 Tnpestry Goods on sale.... 75c 50c Brass Extension Rods on sale at 30c Thc $-.00 Tapestry Goods on sale.. $1.00 A Great Triple Sale of Women's Suits! The woman who has room in her collection for another Tailor-Made Suit will find rich choosing at very little cost here tomorrow. We guarantee every one of the garments involved in this sale to be of this season's make. We offer : Bedding $20.00 to $27.50 Tailored Suits at $13.50 $30.00 to $35.00 Tailored Suits at $37.50 to $45.00 Tailored Suits at $21.50 You Can Buy First-Glass Watches Here at First Cost Everyone of these Watches will give the highest satisfaction, because they are fitted with American movements, which are celebrated throughout the world for accurate time. Watches for Men fAf K tZ( Men's 7-jewel Elgin or Wal Al ?JUOVJ tham movements. In lS-slze iiunung premier gom-iuied cases; an ex-, traordlnary value. At Rfi Men's 7-jewel .Elgin or Wal Al f IiUU tham movement. In lS-size. 20-year Remington case; one of the grandest watch bargains ever offered. At 1 Q? Men's 7-Jewcl nickel Wal Ab tpiUtOci tham movement in 16-:Slze. 25-year Boss gold-fllled case; ar. extraor dinary bargain. ? At C1 7 R f Men's 11-jewel Waltham fx movement, in H-karat solid gold. 16-slre case; a very extraordinary bargain. Misses' and Women's Watches Elegant enameled watches. In blue, red and green, fltted with guaranteed move-' ments. Regular 56.30, extraordinary value f-i.OO Regular 57.50, extraordinary value.... S4.S9 Regular 5S.50. extraordinary value fZO Women's 20-year gold-filled hunting case, fitted with American movement; extraor dinary price for this sale $7.00 Women's 14-karat Boss 23-year gold-filled case, fitted with 7 -Jewel Elgin or Waltham movement; extraordinary price for this sale is $11.33 Watches for Boys ' We are showing a remarkably broad as sorltnunt of watches for boys" use. They all will keep ilmej and are sold at .remark ably low prices as these two specials bear-witness. At ft1? n Boys' nickel case. XXV OUC Watches, made by waicn company, lent timekeepers. case. puarari. teed timekeeper; a great value. X. B. All other watches are on sale at equally low prices. open-face American Guaranteed to be excel- At 1 1 R Boys' Watches, nickel Ab fiao stem wnd anJ seL A gl It's a pretty safe assertion to make that we haven't seen the last of the cold weather. Even if you buy now and Jack Frost gives us the go-by you've made a good investment for it will be many a day before you are offeree-bargains like these: $6.50 BLANKETS 5.00. - These are a wonderful value. Made of pure Oregon wool; full double-bed size; pink or blue border. $3.00 COMFORTERS 2.65. Sateen covers, filled with finest white cotton, full five pounds. $1.75 COMFORTERS $1.33. Silkoline tops, finest white cotton filling. S6.00 BLANKETS $4.75. 11-4 size Wool Blankets, in tans and grays, extra heavy, a very substantial hard-wear resisting blanket. $2.50 COMFORTERS $1.98. Silkoline Covers, fille9d with finest white cotton, two weights, four and five pounds. $2.00 COMFORTERS $1.59. - Silkoline tops, finest white cotton filling. Da is FIND NEW Fflft IM 3111 w far j ! Government Officials on the Trail. ; BIG DEAL IS UNCOVERED Conspiracy to Acquire300,000 Acres Is Investigated. $500,000 PROFITS PLANNED It Is Alleged That Senator Mitchell, BInger Hermann and F. P. " Mays Were Partle3 to the Scheme. ., Will Senator Mitchell have to face an other indictment for fraud against the Government? It is rumored, and the ru mor seems to have firm foundation, that he will, and that perhaps it will be not one additional indictment, but twotwh!ch will yet come out of the hands of the Federal grand Jury. Mention has been made of thc Blue Mountain Reserve and the conspiracy to defraud the Government out of lands sit uated In Its confines, and with this con spiracy the names of Senator Mitchell and Representatives Williamson and Her mann havo been linked. But it is another deal which is now claiming the attention of those, who are supposed to know something o what will happen, and this time it is a larger one than has yet been mentioned, more far-reaching and all-embracing. In Its conception it contemplated the acquisition of more than 2CO.000 acres of land situated In all parts of the state where the finest timber was to be found. It meant, if 1 carried to completion, the accumulation of more than $300,000 by those who engi neered the scheme. In this deal, it is alleged. Senator Mitchell, BInger Hermann, F. P. Mays and others yet to be named were to. and did. take a prominent part. It was car ried through partially and large sums were realized from the transaction and still large amounts are yet due. unless stopped In transit by the uncovering of the conspiracy. It Is said that this conspiracy is along similar lines with those already brought to light. It flourished In the. vicinity of Roseburg. in Southwestern Oregon, through Middle Oregon and to the east. And It Is also supposed thc knowledge that this matter is being probed by the Government officials has a great deal to do with the homecoming of Oregon's senior Senator at this time. It is called to mind that Senator Mitchell was ap prised of a telegram of the indictment impending In the first Instance, and It Is said that a similar circumstance has in tlon of the coming indictment on this now conspiracy charge has been sent to Seit- ! ator Mitchell and that he is coming hero to see what can be done in that direction more than for the desire to have an Im mediate trial between now and April 10. the date set for the opening of tho Spring; term. In relation to the story that the Senator would return to demand the trial llr. Heney has written the following state ment explaining his. attitude on the ques tion: Portland. Jan. 21. iTo the FVHtor.j Ye3ter dny'o OreKiinlan contains a tiatrment from Washington to the effect that Senator Mitchell will retunj here to Insist upon-an early trial because information has reached him that the. prosecution 1 la no hurry to hrlns hint to trial, and that an official very closely- connect ed with the prosecution of the land-fram cases Is raid to have advised friend's In thl. city that Senator Mitchell would not he brought to trial for at lat a year. If anr person made such a statement. It Is utterlr rrlthout foundation. The prosecution refrained from causing the arrest of either Senator illtcbr ell or Congressman Hermann becauas both of them expressed anxiety to reach Washington, to attend to public business. As the next, term of court will commence on the 10th da t of April. 1905, and aa neither Senator Mitchell cot Congressman Hermann Indicated any de sire to return hero for trial prior to the next termxof court. Judge Bellinger discharged tho Jurors In attendance upon this term of courts, on January 19. The newspapers had pre Tlcvs'jr announced that Senator Mitchell might take his seat, and that Congressman Hermann i.ad already taken his seat. As prosecuting officer. I concluded to await the adjournment of - Congress before pressing their cases fot trial. I am ready and more than willing to lve.each of these gentlemen a speedy trial, and the prosecution will urge the trial of their eases at thc earlist day the court can take them up In the next term, commenctn-c Apih 10, 1SW5. and no postponement what ever will be asked for by the Governments I am more anxious to complete the trial of these aets and return to my own private business than Senator Mitchell, or any other defendant can possibly be to obtain a trial. FRANCIS J. HKNEY. TraiVEESITY HEN' FEAST. Pleasant Banquet of Portland Alumnf of the University of Oregon. Thlrty-slx guests .attended the second annual dinner of the Portland Alumni of the Unfversity of Oregq, held last night at the Commercial Club, and it was one of those plea&ant occasions that only the hearts of college men know. Homer D. Angell was toastmaitcrf and discharged the duties of his office with credit. The menu: Pacific Bine Point. Green turtle a. VAnslaia. Olives. Celery. Royal Chinook grille. Potatoes. Jnllenne. Spring turkey broiled. Sweet romme de terre. Fresh picked crab. Glace a la Valenclenne. Cake. Cheese. Cafe Kolr. A Duvall Haut Sauterne. A Duvall Cabernet. Cigarettes and cigars. Just as what Barrie calls "the reign of My Lady Xlcotinc" arrived speechmaking began. President P. L. Campbell, of the University of Oregon, spoke on "The Uni versity and the State," and other speeches delivered were: "Future of the Univer sity," by Frederick V. Holman; "Th Alumni." by Whitney !. Boise; "The Lawyer as a Factor in the Community." by Jerry E: Bronaugh, and "P.elation of Medical and Literary Departmente," by Dr. S. EL Joseph!. Among those to whom credit for the success of the gathering i.i due is Dr. Homer I. Kecney, president of the Alumni of the University of Oregon. Those present: President P. L. Campbell. Professor Joan Straub. Judge A. L. Frazer, Walter Grlffen. of' Kugene; Dr. Homer I. Keeney. Homer D. Aa- all probability come to pass now. DIs- r-Eeu. Dr. i.. x josepni. treaencK v. noiman. patches from Washington state that the i Whitney L. Boise Cade- PweD. O. A. ik- Senator has about decided to come home ' nder; 5rouch- f-To"raa,n5' oh otrw of ht trior, Dr. Ralph C. Walker. Dr. Frank M. Taylor. mnH T wu. nnrf Jrr,mnlat- trlal Tht C. A. Woody. George Lawrence. Jr. es- Is taken as significant here. It is noted that the decision was not reached until after-the court had dismissed the jurymen impaneled to try the land-fraud cases, and that it would be necessary now to have a special venire prepared for this case and this alone. Business presses upon the officers of the Government, the grand jury investigations are not as yet finished, and there Is not now time to try the case with out either stopping the work of thc jury or neglecting it for the preparation for the trial. These things taken Into consideration, it Is therefore thought that the' lnforma- ter G. Hulln. H. E. Jforthup. Dr. Edward P. Geary. Dr. Elbert EL Cable, Dr. Condon C. McCormack. Dr. EL II. Thornton, V. A. Mc Xary. Clinton X. MeArthur. Frva W. Mulkey, Clarence B. Sewell. Alfred Aya," James R. Greenfield. J. C Veazle ' r. Charles E. Hawke, A. King Wilson. Jay H. Upton, B. B. Haaej, Jerry E. Bronaugh and Dr. J. R, Barber. Agricultural BUI Completed. WASHINGTON", Jan. 21. The House committee on agriculture today practi cally completed work on the agricultural appropriation bill antj will report It on Monday. FUNERAL SERVICES OF PROMINENT PORTLAND MAN-TODAY Important Notice The coining week ends the engage ment of Miller & Miller, the expert cutters and fitters of women's gar ments. We cannot too strongly urge every woman who has dresses to make to avail herself of the free sen-ices of these experts from New York Coupled with this free cutting and fitting we offer for the coming week our entire stock of Dress Goods and Silks at reduced prices. Splendid Bargains in the Silk Store 75c Colored Taffetas 59c Ninteen inches wide, full assortment of light and dark colors. $1.25 Peau de Soie 85c Twenty-one inches wide, soft finish, extra good value. The New Foulards Wc announced a week ago that we had new Foulards on display. The response was great. Ready again tomorrow with an enlarged showing; special at 79c, 85c, $L05 and $1.10 Arnold Constable Taffeta The only Black Taffeta which will stand the wear test to your satisfaction. Soc grade, 19-incb, special 73 $1.00 grade, 24-inch, special S5 $1.25 grade, 27-inch, special SJ1.05 $1.50 grade, 36-inch, special.... $1.30 THE I-1TE E. M. ARTHUR. -' . V - . Funeral senates over the remain of E. M. Arthur, who did suddenly last; "week In Seattle.- will be held here this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. In tbe chapel- ot'Hqlman's undertaking establishment. Mr. Arthur, who was CO years-old at jtheiime, ' of his death, and unmarried, was very well known In Portland, havlngjlved here 'for 20 years. He had only recently gone to SeatUe to be connected wlth"the cordage factory belonging to the Portland Cordage Company, when he died. After the funeral, the remains will be cent to Oakland, Cal for burial. His family, of whom there I now living only Mrs. George Bailey, of Oakland, a sister, owns a lot In a cemetery there.