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ARE YOU HUNGRY
THE SUNDAY OREGOKIAN, PQ&TIjA3j5, JANTJABY 29 ISpff.
Do you care for music? Ever findthe days long and the evenings dull in your home? You have food
enough f6r your stomach have you any for your head and heart? k"W"hen 'ou pass a house where music
and voices float out to your ear, don't you always feel that here may be a happier home than yours?
.DO YOU WANT A PIANO? If we can put one into your home with hardly any increase whatever to
ypur expenses and your worries if we can make you happy with music and not- make you unhappy with
expense will you consider this? ,
You cannot get something for nothing; that goes without saying, but you can get the greatest value for
your money. You can be a shrewd and careful buyer with the money you have, to spend. The argument we
give below is principally directed toward the women because the piano is for their home, and the home be
longs to them. . .
But if you ladies would rather not trust to your own judgment, ask your husband, or brothers, or father,
and if they can see any flaw in our plan, then take their word for it. not ours, and don't come.
Eilers Piano House Organizes Six Co-Operative Piano - Buying Clubs
WHAT ARE THESE PIANO CLUBS?
We will form six co-operative piano-buying clubs of altogether iooo members (each abso
lutely limited to the number named). Each club will represent a certain grade of piano, and
each grade will call for a certain deposit down and a certain payment per week or month. We
will have practically every worthv make and grade of piano in the market in this club sate.
Clubs will be desgnated Club WA?' "B," "C," "D," "E" and Club "F."
Club "A" pianos sell regularly for from $200 to $300. Membership in this club is limited to
157, and those joining can secure their pianos for from $117 to 222. The deposit is $5 down
and $r.25 per week.
, Club "B" embraces the regular 275 and $375 styles. Initial payments $7.50 cash and $1.60
weekly. Prices to club members $186 to $278. There will be 232 members in this club.
Club "C," membership 208. Among the most costly pianos to be found at Eilers Piano
House. They are regular $350 to $450 styles. Payments $12.50 down and $2 per week secures
Club C"pianos ana prices range fro 247 to $336.
Club "D" contains the very highest grade American upright pianos in choicest and rarest
woods elaborately hand carved and superbly finished, ranging in prices from $425 to $550, re
tail. 154 members in this. club secure them at prices langing from S312 up; initial payment of
$20 to $25, and $2.50 weekly.
Club "E" has the costliest grands and uprights in special styles, all of them regularly
priced at over $550. There will be 141 members only in Club E, who will effect an average
saving of $147 on each piano. Payments are $25 to $50 cash, and S3 to $5 weekly.
In Club "F" will be found numerous odd pianos, manufacturers' samples, discontinued cat
alogue styles of Chickering, Weber, also instruments of many different makes taken in ex
change for new Chickcrings or Webers or Kim balls and for Pianola Pianos. Not one of Club
. F pianos, however, shows an3r sign of usage. There will be 108 members only. Payments are
Sio down and S1.75 weekly.
Members of any club may arrange payments by the month. Remember there are no ex
tras, no red tape, no waiting and our absolute guarantee of money back if not satisfactory.
One of the Clab C PUibos at a aviK
of 9103; psyncats $12-50 cash aad
93 a ireelc
One of the Clab B Plaaoa at a savins?
of 997; pajnuesU oaly $1.60 vrcekly
or $6.40 a month.
1000 PIANOS FROM FACTORIES TO FAMILIES
Do you know what you could do if you could order iooo pianos at once direct from the fac
tories? Do you know that there are very few dealers in the United States that sell that many
in one year? Wc propose to handle these one thousand pianos in just a few days. If you will
stop to think a minute you will see that this is not idle talk, but simply a practical business
proposition, carefully figured out. Is it not the same for iooo people to order a piano each at the
same time, as for one person to order iooo pianos at once? But it is also in the shipping and
handling of these pianos that wonderful savings are possible by means of these Piano Clubs.
They Mean a Couple of Train-Loads of Pianos
Direct From the Factories Into Your Homes.
Arrangements have been made with all of our Eastern factories for virtually two train
loads of pianos. If you are in no hurry for your piano, it will be sent, as we say, straight from
the factor)' to your home. But if you want it immediately, we will allow you "to pick it from
our present stock and we will deliver it at once.
The point is that almost the entire retailer's selling expense and profit is eliminated, for
wc can hereby sell iooo pianos for the same prices or even less than we could sell them to regu
lar piano dealers.
You Save at Least 25 Per Cent, or $759 on a $300
Piano, and Correspondingly More on Costlier Ones
We have numerous samples of every piano wc are going to sell right here m stock, so do
not wait, but call now and see what a truly wonderful offer this is. If you do not wish a piano
right now, you can join a club by paying a small deposit and take your piano whenever you get
readj- for it. Only we cannot sell them ati these prices when the clubs are closed. If you live in
the country, write for our catalogue immediately and get our lists of makes and prices. If you
are here in Multnomah County let us ask you to come in tomorrow, for we want Monday to be
the biggest and busiest piano day that Portland has ever seen.
For the first five people in this city who join Monday morning, and the first three people in each county to join one
of our clubs, we will put any piano they may choose free of deposit in their homes. We want samples of these club pianos
placed everywhere immediately.
Cut This Out and Mai! or Bring to Us. It Costs
EILERS PIANO HOUSE,
351 Washington St., Portland, Or.
Please reserve me one Piano Club membership; I prefer a Club
'. piano; said membership to guarantee me at
least a. $75 reduction on any piano I may choose, and to cost me nothing
until said piano be selected by me.
Name. . .
NOTE. Membership without deposits will be
held two weeks.
Some of the Famous Makes That Will Be Offered on
This Sale Will Be
The peerless Chickering 'of Bocton and its two sister celebri
ties, the Weber of New York and the Kimball of Chicago.
The famous Hobart M. Cable, the elegant Hazelton, and the
Lester, the pride of Philadelphia.
The wonderful Crown Orchestral, the piano of many tones.
The lovely Haddorff.
The high-grade and now so popular Story & Clark.
The widely-known and sweet-toned Schumann.
The Weser, Marshall & Wendell, Foster & Co., Clarendon,
Bailey, Baus, also Starr, Ludwig, Kingsbury, Smith & Barnes,
Steinway, etc., etc
Cut This Out and Mail to Us. It Costs
EILERS PIANO HOUSE,
N 35 1 Washington St., Portland, Or.
Please send catalogues and all information about the new piano clubs.
EILERS PIANO HOUSE, 351 WASHINGTON STREET, CORNER PARK, PORTLAND, OR.
Peck's Bad Boy in Foreign Lands
Dad Plays He Is an Anarchist in Geneva In Venice They Give Alms.
By Hon. Georse XV. Peck. ex-Governor of
XVlReoiuln, formerly publisher of Peric's Sun.
author of "Peck's Bad Bor." etc Copyright.
1&05, by Joseph B. Bowles.)
VENICE, Italy. My rcar Old Chum
Ireno: Dad couldn't get out of
Switzerland quick enough aftor he
tot thawed out the day after ice climbed
the glaziers. We found that almost all
the tourists In Geneva were there because
they did not want to go home and say
they had not visited Switzerland, so they
Just Jumped from one place to another.
The people who stay there any length
of time are like the foreign residents of
Mexico, who are wanted for something
they have done at home that is against
the law. There are more anarchists in
Geneva than anything else, and they look
hairy and wild eyed, and they plot to kill
Kings and drink beer out of two-quart
XVhen wc found that more attenUon
was paid to men suspected of crime In
tholr own countries, and men who were
believed to be plotting to assassinate
King, .dad said it would be a good joke
if a story should get out that he was sus
pected of being connected with a syndi
cate that wanted to assassinate some on.,
so 1 told a fellow that I got acquainted
with that the fussy old man that tried
to ride a glazier without any saddle or
stirrup was wanted for attempting to
blow up the President of the United
States by selling him baled hay soaked In
a solution of dynamite and nltro-glycer-lne.
Say, they will believe anything in Swit
zerland. It wasn't two hours before long
haired poople were inviting dad to din
ners, and the same night ho was taken
to a den where a lot of anarchists were
reveling, and dad reveled till almost
morning. XVhen he came back to tho
hotel he said his hosts got all the money
ho had with him. through some game
he didn't understand, but he understood
It was to go into a fund to support de
serving anarchists and dynamiters. He
said when they found out he was a sus
pected assassin, nothing was too good for
htm. He raid they wanted to know how
he expected to kill a President by soaking
baled hay In explosives, and dad said it
came to him suddenly to tell them that
the President rode on horseback a good
deal, and he thought If a horse was filled
with baled hay and nUro-glycerine and
the President spurred the horse and the
horse jumped in ihe air and came down
kerchunk on an asphalt pavement, the
horse would explode and when the rider
came down covered with sausage covers
and horse meat, he would be dead, or
would want to be. Dad said the anarch
ists went into executive session and took
up a collection to send a man lo Berlin
to fill the Emperor's saddle horses with
cut feed like dad suggested.
Well, the anarchist story was too much
for Switzerland, and the next morning
dad was told by a policeman that h had
to get out of the country quick, and It
didn't take us 15 minutes to pack up, and
here wc arc In Venice.
Well, say, old friend, this is the place
where you ought to be, because nobody
works here, that Is, nobody but gondo
liers. We have been here several days.
and I have not seen a soul doing any
thing except begging, or selling things
that nobody seems to want. If anybuuy
buys anything but onions, it is for cu
riosity, or for souvenirs, and yet the
whole population sits around in the sun
and watches the strangers from other
lands price things and go away without
buying, and then everybody looks mad.
as though they would like to jab & knife
into the stranger. The plazas and the
places near the canal are filled with huck
sters and beggars, and you never saw
beggars so mutilated and sore and dis
gusting. I never supposed human beings
could be so deformed without taking an
ax to them, and it Is so pitiful to see
them that you can't help shedding: your
As hard hearted as dad is, he coughed
up over $40 the first day. Just giving to
beggars, and he thought he had got them
all bought up, and that they would let
him alone, but the next day, when ho
showed up, there wre ten beggars where
there was one the day before, and they
followed him everywhere, and all the loaf
ers In the plazas laughed and acted as
If they would catch the cripples when
dad got out of sight and rob the beggars.
Dad thinks the way the people live is by
dividing with beggars. A man who has
a deformity, or a sore that you can see
half a block away, seems to be considered
rich here, like a man Jn America who
owns stock in great corporations. These
beggars pay more taxes than the Dukes
and things who live in style.
I suppose dad never studied geography,
so he didn't know now Venice was sit
uated, so he told me to go out and order
a hack the first morning we were here,
and we would go and sec the town.
When I told dad there were no hacks, no
horses and no roads in Venice, he said I
was crazy In my head, and wanted me
to take some medldne and stay In bed
ior a tew days, out x convinced him,
when wc got outdoors, that everything
run by water, and when I showed him
the canal and the gondolas, he remem
bered all about Venice, and picked out
a gondolier that looked like one dad saw
at the World's Fair, and we hired him
because he talked English. All the Eng
lish the gondolier could use were the
words, "you bet your life." and "you're
damn right," but dad took him because
it seemed so homelike, and we have been
riding In gondolas every day.
On the water you can get awav from
the beggars. This is an Ideal existence.
Tou just get In the gondola, under a
canopy, and the gondolier does the- work,
and you glide along between buildings
and wonder who lives there, and when
they wake up, as all day long the blinds
are dosed, and everybody seems to be
dead. But at night, when the canals are
lighted, and the moon shines, the people
put on their dress clothes and sit on
verandas, or eat and drink, and talk
Eyetallan. and ride in gondolas, and
play guitars, aad smoke cigarettes, and
talk love. It is so warm you can wear
your Summer pants, and the water smells
of clams that died long ago. It Is Just
as though Chicago were flooded by the
bursting of the sewers, and people had
to go around State street, and all the
cross-streets, and Michigan avenue, in
fishing boats, with three feet of water
on top of. the pavements. Imagine the
people of 'Chicago taking gondolas and
ridlnc nlontr th KfreAts. lanillnir at-
1 the stores and hotels, just as they do now
J from carriages.
J Wc had been riding In gondolas for
: two days, getting around in the mud
J when the tide was out. and going to
' sleen and waitlnsr for th tMp in nnmn
in. when it seemed to me that dad needed
some excitement, and last night I gave It
We were out In our gondolas, and the
moon was shining, and the electric lights
raaue the canal near the RIalto bridge
as light as day. The Rialto bridge
crosses the Grand canal, and has been
the meeting place for lovers for thou
sands of years. It is a grand structure,
of carved marble, but It wouldn't hold up
a threshing machine engine Ijalf as well
as an Iron bridge. Well, the canal was
filled with thousands of gondolas, loaded
with the flower of Venetian society, and
the music just maae you want to fall In
love. Dad said If he didn't fall In love,
or something, before morning, he would
quit the place. I made up my mind he
should fall Into something, so I began
by telling dad it seemed strange to me
that nobody but Eyetallans could run a
gondola. Dad said he could run a gon
dola as well as any foreigner, and I told
him he couldn't run a gondola for shucks,
and he said he would show me. so he
got out of the henhouse where we were
seated, and went back on to the pointed
end of the gondola, and grabbed the pole
or paddle from the gondolier, and said:
"Now, Garibaldi, you go inside the pup
tent with Hennery, and let me punt this
ark around awhile."
Garibaldi thought dad was crazy, but
he gave up the pole, and Just then, when
they were both on the extreme point of
the gondola, and she was wabbling some.
I peeked out through the curtains and
thought the fruit was about ripe enough
to pick, so I throw myself over to one
side of the gondola, and, by gosh. If dad
and Garibaldi didn't both go overboard
with a splash, and one yell in the Eng
lish language, and one in Eyetallan. and
1 rushed out of the cabin and such a
sight you never saw.
Dad retained the paddle, and had his
head out of water, but nothing- showed
above the water where Garibaldi was
except a red patch on -his black pants.
Dad was yelling for help, and finally
the gondolier got his head, out of the
water, and said something that sound
ed like grinding a butcher knife on
a grindstone, and I yelled, too. and the
gondolas began to gather around us.
and the two men were rescued. The
gondolier had been gondollng all his life
and he had never been In the water be
fore, and they thought It would strike in
and kill him. so they wrapped him up In
blankets and put him aboard bis canoe,
and ho looked at me as though I was to
blame. They got a boat hook fastened
In dad's pants and landed him In the
gondola, and he dripped all the" way to
our hotel, and he smelled like a fish
I asked Garibaldi, on tho way to the
hotel, if he was counting his beads when
he was down under the water with noth
ing but his pants out of the water, and
he said: "You're dam right." but I don't
think ho knew the meaning of the words,
because he probably wouldn't swear In
the presence of death. -Dad just sat and
shivered all the way to the hotel, but
when we got to our room I asked, him
what his idea was in" jumping overboard
right there before folks, with his best
clothes on, and he said it was all Gari
baldi's fault, that just as dad was get
ting a good grip on the paddle, the
gondolier heaved a long sigh, and the
onions in his breath paralyzed dad so be
"Then you don't blame your little boy,
do you?" says I, and dad looked at
me as he was hanging his? wet shirt on a
chair. "Course not; you were asleep In
the cabin. But say, it I ever hear that
you did tip that gondola, it will go hard
with you," but I Just looked Innocent,
and dad went on drying his shirt by a
charcoal brazier and never suspected
me. But I am getting the worst of It,
for dad and his clothes smell so much
like a clam bake that It makes me sick.
Well, old friend, you ought" to close
up your grocery and come over here and
go to Vesuvius and Pompeii with us,
where we can dry our clothes by the vol
cano, and dig In the city that was buried
In hot ashes 2000 years ago. They say
you can dig up mummies there that are
dead ringers for you, old man.
Oh, come on, and have fun with us.
The Useful Old One as Distinguished
From the Ney,
A Methodist Preacher In the Christian City.
Hell has lost Its powers as a deterrent
from evlL When men were born In fear,
lived in dread and looked on death In
horrorr hell was a philosophical, rational
and useful basis of restraint. Do not mis
understand me as suggesting that hell
has died out. The place of Its burning
has moved. it was made the terminus
of sin, and of it men were afraid. That
was rational and right. Wc must teach
men to dread the fires sin lights vl thin.
That Is more rational and awful than
any fires that can burn without. Sin puts
hell Into men. not men Into hell.
The hell of medieval days and more
modem times, as far as any practical
helping toward righteousness is con
cerned, has gone out But a more fearful
hell Is burning. Only few have eyes to
see It. The speculative hell Is subject for
jokes of comic papers. Tljank God. tho
hell of fact Is not yet a Joke with men.
He who knows anything of sin knows
that sin and hell are nynorayms. The
church has lost tho assistance of the
strong right arm of moral law. because
she pushed into the speculative realm a
question that belongs to present fact
Hell Is a present fact to those who know
the kind of flame that bums In every
NO DEPUTY FOR MANNING
DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND LAW
MAKERS CANNOT AGREE.
Both He and Multnomah Legislators
Demand the Naming of the
Unless John Manning' comes down off
the perch he will probably not get an
other deputy at the state's expense.
Mr. Manning1 insists that he name
the deputy himself, but the Multnomah
legislators, who have the power to
fcrant or refuse the extra office, are not
willing that he should have that priv
ilege. They wish to name the deputy in the
legislative bill creating: the office, but
Manning holds over them the veto club
of the Governor, saying that he will
choose the deputy himself. They :o
spond by telling him he can then keep
on paying the third deputy out of his
Consequently, nothing may come of
all the tugging- and pulling and things
are likely to be left just as they are.
Manning convinced the delegation
that he ought to be allowed a third
deputy by the state, but not that ho
should make the upointment. When
the legislators said they did not want
any more Democrats In the District
Attorney's office, he pointed to Gu?
Moser. whom he regarded as a good
Republican, who Is already In hla otflce.
But Moser trained with the Simon fa",
tlon In the last primaries, and with
Manning's Democratic clement in th
election: therefore, he did not 'lcoV
good" to the legislators.
Manning is ambulating busily amour
the lawmakers and telling them Moser
is a good Republican, but they refuse
to be convinced.
Rattler in Captivity.
Of all the snakes, the rattler Is by far
the .most intelligent, wherefor he suffers
most in captivity. At a zoological exhibit
he is housed in a large glass-fronted cage
where day and night he lies on the arti
ficially warmed sand, so cruelly different
from the sun-bathed desert with its thick
ets of Spanish bayonet and groves of
dwarf palmetto. And as different as arc
the wild and the -captive surroundings of
the snake, as different is the splendid ren
tile himself when seen at large or when
viewed in a cage. The very spirit of tho
creature sems broken. He coils, he sounds
his rattle and he strikes at whatever in
trudes, but the vim and Are is extin
guished with the artificial home.
No longer can he capture his food, the
insignificant rat. Once every few days a
dead rat Is thrown to him, for. were tho
rodent given but half a chance he would
pounce on the neck of the enemy and
bite his spine In two before the viper had
time even to maneuver In his narrow con
fines. Two, rarely more than three years, a
rattlesnake survives captivity.- In his own
grim way he actually pines away for his
freedom- And a rattlesnake dies as he
has lived, alone, without sign of weak
ness, without even a struggle. To tha
farthest comer of a cage ho draws him
self, colls his mighty body, turns his
wicked head to the wall and rests his
chin on his back. Once, toward the very
last, he raises his tall and, quivering It.
sends a last prolonged farewell. Then the
tall sinks and the rattlesnake is dead a
brave and honest snake and a little-understood
and much misunderstood creature.
Almost .Faultless Climate.
For the climate of the Everglades is
almost faultless. It is singularly equable,
showing no extremes of heat and cold,
and not subject to sudden change. Even
a "norther" coming out of the region of
ice and wiow. Is soon softened to" milder,
temperature; and the heat of the Summer
is made genial, though the mercury may
be well up In the 80s. by the ozonized air
which Is everywhere In the Glades. The
year Is divided into the dry and rainy
seasons. The latter may be roughly
spoken of as including June and Septem
ber, although, well In the Glades, sudden
light showers in limited areas are likely
at any season, and in tho Autumn a high
degree of humidity Is constant. A. life
time might be spent In the region and no
sign of malaria ever be discovered. Puro
air. that moves in gentle breezes over a
vast expanses of pure water. Is the perfect
Assurance of health, as evinced in the
fine physique, splendid coloring and ath
letic vigor of the Seminole, who has a
monopoly of as fine a climate as ther Is
Gilmer Not Guilty of Wrong.
WASHINGTON Jan. - Second
Lieutenant David G. Gilmer, yf the
Philippine Scouts, has been acquitted
by court martial at Manila of the
harges of embezzlement and wrong
ful disposition of Government property.