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TIIE SUNDAY OREGQXIAX, PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 22, 1007.
! HELPS GLASSES
XJnly Cut in Passenger Fares
Will Reach Masses of
j the People. .
HOT BLAST AT MERCHANTS
Georgia Railroad Commissioner
:, Says They Keep Whole $2,000,-
000 Saved In Freight and Add
f $1,000,)00 to llie Price.
ATLANTA. Sept. 21. If you. a State
Railroad Commissioner, filled with enthu
siasm for the cause of the people, had
dragooned the railroads into making
freight-rate reductions which placed
000.000 annually in the pockets of your
constituents, and then you should be held
ip to scorn as a back number, would it
Jar your faith "in the gratitude of the
' If. as a Railroad Commlss loner, im
bued with a high ideal of duty to tii
public, after you had tried to save 11,000,
,iuO annually for the shippers of your city.
you had been assailed on all sides with
vituperation, would it sour your disposl
: If, still, as a State Railroad Commis
sioner, after ycm had compelled the rail
roads to disgorge millions, supposedly in
'the Interest of the masses, you had dis
'covered that it was the classes who were
"reaping the benefit, would it change your
preconceived ideas of social economy?
Rates Reduced, Prices Raised.
j If. continuing a Railroad Commissioner,
after you had presumably saved the dear
' public millions in reduced freight rates,
i you had seen the same dear public mulct
ed of tenfold millions in increased prices,
made concurrently with -the reduced tar
Mff, would it give you "that tired, hope
jiess feeling"? . .
' After all these things .had happened to
'you. would it make you exclaim, - like
Joseph M. Brown, member of the Rail
road Commission of the State of Geor-
"The freight-rate reduction reaches the
classes and lodges with them; the passen-
ger-rate reduction reaches the masses."
t If, after haying adopted this doctrine
with respect to the transportation prob-
lem, you had found yourself still as
. -tialled bitterly, would you have- started
; a movement for a reduction in passenger
; Reduce Passenger It ate 9 to All.
t This Is what Mr. Brown has. done, and
vln an SO-page pamphlet he has made some
. of the most remarkable statements ever
uttered by a railroad commissioner.
.; either State or National, and at the same
time he defends vigorously the Georgia
j Commission tor refusing to listen to the
, insistent demands of the public through
i the press for another reduction in the
, Georgia freight rates and argues in favor
1 of graded passenger rates, based largely
j on the length of the haul.
Mr. Brown gives many examples to
, show that at the very time the Commis
si sion was saving 2,000.000 annually to the
jobbers and manufacturers of the state
) the latter were boosting their pvices to
such an extent that they now are col
; lecting J4.00O.O0O in excess of the amount
'j they were taking from the people prior
to me reauction in ireignt rates. His
statistics as to prices are taken from the
; bulletins of the Bureau of Labor at
j Washington. i
! Mr. Brown declares that now he has
; marie his exposure the , manufacturers
" and Jobbers are falling over themselves
' to insist that' the increases in prices were
i due to Increased cost of manufacture.
; ATTACK OX t XIOX PACIFIC
'k Travelers Demand Better Service
and Say Agents Are Impudent.
: OMAHA. Neb.. Sept 21. The Trav
'. elers" Protective Association today
, filed complaint with the Nebraska
Railroad Commission against the
Union Pacific, charging that the road
was refusing to haul any but personal
baggage on overland limited trains and
yasking that the road be ordered to
"place chair cars on the overland and
. I.os Angeles, limited, so that local pas
sengers will not be forced to purchase
, Pull man seats.
'. The attention of the commission Is
also called to the deplorable indiffer-
'ence and impudence of agents and
.operators along the Union Pacific, and
the association cites numerous in
stances to back up their contentions.
,'The complaint is made in the name
of the president and vice-president of
FINISH LINE TO COAST IN 1909
;Karllng Says St. Paul Extension
Will Soon Run to Butte.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 21. L. J.
jpettlt, of Milwaukee,, was today elect
ed a director of the Chicago. Milwau
kee & St. Paul Railroad at the annual
j meeting. In place of Joseph Milbank, of
New York, who retired. Mr. Pettit is
(president of the Wisconsin National
'Bank of this city. Three other
-directors were re-elected.
"We expect to complete our line to
the Pacific Coast and the Western
terminals by the middle of 1909," said
j President Earling. "The line will be
.operated as far s Butte by February
of next year. There are already small
, sections of it in operation in a local
, way and as fast as they are connected
'the operation of the line as a whole
will be commenced."
Moves to Break Injunction.
i LINCOLN. Neb.. Sept. 21. In 'the Fed
eral Court this afternoon. Attorney-General
Thompson filed a motion to dissolve
the restraining order issued last week to
prevent the State. Railway Commission
from publishing the new schedule of grain
rates, on the ground that there is nothing
MAYOR APPEALS TO PEOPLE
Belllngham Official Wants Aid In
Getting: Evidence In Hindus Case.
BELLINGIIAM, Waeh.. Sept. 21.
(Special.) Aa a result of the dismissal
of the cases against the men who led
the rioters that drove the Hindus from
the city recently. Mayor Black has ap
pealed to the citizens of Bellingham to
help him get evidence against the
Kullty persons. He has promised the
Ktate Department that he would pun
ish the offenders,, and now he fears the
British Government will demand a
reason for the freeing of the rioters.
The Chief of Police nnd Prosecuting
pAttgrney cay they could not get wit
nesses who would testify against the
fWILIi NOT DENOUNCE TREAT'S
Xaurler Replies to Labor's - Antl-
Japanese Petition! '
'' OTTAWA. yOnt., Sept. 21. Sir .Wilfrid
Laurier today sent ' the following-telegram
in reply to a request from the
Dominion Trades and Labor Council that
notice be given to abrogate the Japanese
treaty and that in the meantime the im
portation of Japanese be kept down ' to
the number arranged for some time ago
by-, both countries
"Alphonse Verville. M. P., president
Trades and Labor Council, Winnipeg: I
have given due consideration to your re
quest that Immediate steps be taken to
terminate the treaty with Japan. I would
observe that this treaty, when brought
into existence some 15 years ago, did not
apply to'. Canada. . and that some few
years ago, in response to repeated ex
pressions . of public opinion and with a
view of affording to Canadian producers
an opportunity of taking their share of
the growing Japanese trade, the Cana
dian government became a party to this
treaty and that it was unanimously rat
ified by the Canadian Parliament. The
treaty has proved of great advantage
and our trade with' Japan under it has
been considerably Increased. '
"You base your appeal for the denun
ciation of this treaty on the allegation
that a crisis has arisen in British Colum
bia by reason of the unprecedented in
flux of Japanese. While.it Is true that
most regrettable Incidents have lately oc
curred in Vancouver, there seems reason
to doubt that the cause was the influx
of Japanese, as I am in possession of a
telegram from the Mayor of Vancouver,
which has been rendered public, which
expressly avers that the disturbances
were directed against Asiatics generally,
rather than against the Japanese.
"Under such circumstances any precip
itate action might be regrettable, and be
fore committing themselves to such a
.course., the government thinks that they
should fully Investigate Into the cause
which within the recent past has caused
a greater influx to our shores than pre
viously of Oriental people.
JAPAN - EXCXCDES FOREIGNERS
Forbids Them to Work Outside
Small Foreign Settlements.
LONDON, Sept. 21. A dispatch to the
Times from Pekin today says that the
labor troubles at Vancouver are being fol
lowed with much interest in the Far
East, where an analogous problem has
now arisen hetween China and Japan.
Japanese Imperial ordinance No. 325 of
July 27, 1899, vigorously-forblds ail for
eigners, whether Europeans, American or
Chinese, from working in Japan as labor
ers In agriculture, fishing, mining, manu
facturing and other classes of industry
outside . the . narrow residential settle
ments, except by special permission of the
local authorities. Thet dispatch adds:
. "Such i permission, we ere Informed
here, is never given."
BOY'S TONGUE TORN OUT
MAFIA'S AUTCL REVENGE ON
l OUTHFUIi INFORMER.
Offending 'Member Cut In Pieces
and Pinned to Breast Pierced
With 67 Daggers.
ROME, Sept. 21. (Special.) A spe
cial Sicilian secret, service detective is
on the track of the perpetrators of a
series of diabolical murders which
fairly outdo those of the Mafla, whose
workings Professor Lombroso recently
exposed. The detectives have caught
five Mafiaists. who had Just executed
a blood-curdling vendetta on hnv
Antonio Loparda, at Radicena.
The lad of 17, whose father is work
ing in the United States, was suspect
ed of betraying to the police the
whereabouts of a notorious secret so
ciety assassin. Antonio was waylaid,
hurried to the forest, and his tongue
torn from his mouth and carved into
four pieces, which were pinned to his
Before the avengers abandoned their
youthful victim they drove a stiletto
through his heart. They pierced the
body with 67 dagger wounds.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Charles Fiseher, Veteran of the Civil
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 21. Captain
Charles Fischer, Senior Company. Com
mander of the Soldiers' Home at Saw
telle. who was admitted to the home from
Portland, Or., in 1893, expired suddenly
the other morning. He frequently had
expressed a desire to "die at his post,"
and he had his wish. He had been a suf
ferer from inflammatory rheumatism and
heart disease for many years. Governor
La Grange recognized him as one of the
most efficient of the subordinate officers
at the Home, and much regrets his death.
Fischer was born In Breslau, Prussia, in
1842. Coming to New York Just before
the Civil War, he enlisted and fought in
one of the famous German regiments In
tlie Army of the Potomac. He was
wounded in Shenandoah Valley, and, be
ing discharged from the service as dis
abled, came to the Coast.
BANK SURPLUS INCREASED
New York Statement Shows Im
proved Financial Condition.
NEW YORK, Sept 2L The Financier
The official statement of the New York
associated banks last week was favor
able. Consequently there was a more
substantial Increase In surplus reserve
than has recently been reported. The
cash gain as shown by the statement was
J4.S29.20O, or upwards of two and a half
millions greater than estimated by sub
treasury net disbursements and Inter
General deposits increased J12.171.200.
The required reserve was increased $3,
042.800. deducting which from the gain in
cash left $1,486,400 as the increase in sur
plus reserve to S,4o5,100. Computed on the
basis of deposits, less those of $30,525,
200 public funds, the surplus Is $16,03(1,400.
HIS BODY BLOWN 75 FEET
Arthur Brewer Killed by . Delayed
Blast at Kalama, Wash.
KALAMA, Wash.; Sept. 21. (Special.)
Arthur Brewer, son of W. N. Brewer,
of this place, was Instantly killed
this afternoon while blasting stumps.
He. with his brother Ell,- were clearing
ground recently purchased by the Odd
fellows' as an addition to their cem
etery. One of the-blasts failing to go
off, young Brewer went toward It and
Just as he was stooping over it, it ex
ploded, throwing his body 75 feet. He
was 23 years of age and leaves a father
and mother and several brothers and
sisters. He was a brother-ln-law of
.1. P. Atkins, cashier of Cowiltz County
FANATICS FEAR MOB
Zion Torturers Admit Craze
for. Taking Life.
FIVE MORE WERE KILLED
Deaths Believed to Be Due to Tor
ture and Will Be Investigated.
, - Undertaker Knew or Crimes -;
and Concealed Truth.
CHICAGO, Sept. 21. (Special.)
Owing to fear of mob violence, the
five persons present when aged Mrs
Letltia Greenbaulgh was tortured to
death by religious fanatics in Zlon
City, who were delivering her of
"devils," have been removed to the
county Jail at Waukegan.
Today Harold Mitchell aod other mem
bers of the cult admitted they lost con
trol of themselves .when "possessed of
devils." Mitchell said his only relief
came rrom crushing or choking a human
being until the tionea cracked or the
Undertaker Hid the Facts.
Benjamin Hopkins, the undertaker
who was making hasty preparations to
bury Mrs. Greenbaulgh, Is a member of
the cult, and he may be gathered in the
general net. He has been warned not
to attempt to leave the place under
pain of being placed under arrest. He
admitted to the coroner today that he
knew that the bones of Mrs. Green
baulgh had been, broken by the treat
ments she endured, "but said that he
suppressed the fact by request of mem
bers of the family.
Five Others Died by Torture.
The deaths of five other persons are
to be Investigated, and It . Is believed it
will be shown all were tortured to
death. .The case of Bertha Young, 19
years of age, who recently died in Zion
Clty, Is under Investigation.
Voliva and other officials In Zion
denounce-the Parhamltes in scathing
terms and say the community must
be purged of them. The leader of the
society is said to be under indictment
in San Antonio. Texas, for a serious
SIX TX3JtTURERS ARE ACCUSED
Grand Jury Charges Fanatics With
Killing Mrs. Greenbaulgh.
CHICAGO. Sept. 2L Six persons wer9
held to the Lake County grand Jury by
the coroner's Jury sitting at' Waukegan
tonight In connection with the death of
Mrs. Letltia Greenhaulgh at the hands
of fanatical followers of Parham in Zlon
City. They were Harold Mitchell and
bis wife, charged with manslaughter, as
principals; William and Jennie Green-
haulgh, son and daughter of the dead
woman, and Mrs. Louise Smith, held as
accessory In the commission of the crime,
and B. J. Hopkins, undertaker. Hopkins
is charged with having withheld the facts
of his guilty knowledge of the manner
of the woman s death.
Health Commissioner Larose, of Zlon
City, also came in for a scoring at the
hands of the Jury, which called the at
tention of the State Board of Health to
the laxity that is alleged to exist In Zlon
City in reporting deaths.
SAYS HE SLEW FRANK TODD
Man Who Confesses to Crime Later
' Commits Suicide. -
MONTESANO, Wash., Sept. 21 Spe
cial.) Andrew Strong, who has been In
Jail here as the self-confessed murderer
of Frank Todd, of Hoquiam, committed
suicide tills morning by hanging himself
with a piece of bed rope. He was found
by Deputy Sheriff Goolulham a few min
utes before noon, when the body was still
warm. Strong had In somaray" gotten
one end of the rope off the bed and fast
ened it around his neck and was In a sit
ting position, not quite reaching the floor.
He wjs said to have been crazy. About
a half hour before he was found dead he
was playing a harp. .
Strong was caught at Elma about 'ten
days ago and was brought to the jail
here. He said he had been paid $200 to
murder Todd and that Is about all that
could be gotten out of him. He was con
sidered crazy and was being held to
await further devekprrents of the case.
DUE TO BROKEN" TIE PLATES
Official Report Made on Great
Northern Wreck at Wenatchee.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Sept. 21. (Special.)
The direct cause of the Great Northern
wreck of Wednesday, near Wenatchee,
was broken tie plates, according to the
report of State Inspector Perley, re
ceived this afternoon by the Railroad Com
mission. Perley's report adds that the
train was running about 40 miles an hour.
"The outside half of the plates in many
Instances are missing and the inside half
remains under the rail. This tends to
tip the rail and forms a solid bed for the
Inside and high side of the rail. Heavy
power at high speed has a certain amount
of side sway and the rail not being left
was turned out pulling the train off the
track and destroying about $75,000 worth
This is all of Perley's formal report, but
in a supplemental letter the Inspector says
the Great Northern has put on a crew of
trackwalkers to cover every foot of the
track between Spokane and Leavenworth.
Their work is arranged so each man
covers his section of track twice each
day. These men carry spikes, bolts and
signals and are to make repairs when
they can themselves and are directed to
order other repairs made by the section
crews and - to report promptly all bad
track, bad rails and rotten ties.
The letter says the Great Northern
officials are fully advised as to the
dangerous condition of their road bad and
tracks and are sparing no expense in
securing material to make the necessary
HONORS FOR PIONEER PASTOR
Historical Society Wants AO, Erect
Monument at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept 21. (Spe
cial.) The Washington State Histori
cal Society, has sent Professor W. H.
Gllstrap to this city to 'interest the
citizens in and procure funds for -the
erection of a monument In memory of
Jason Lee. On September 26, 1834, Mr.
Lee preached the' first. gospel sermon
In the Northwest coVintry, In ti small
cabin which stood near the banks of
the Columbia River. The space is now
included in the military reservation. It
is the purpose of the society to pro
cure the sanction of the Government.
Inclose the spot and erect a statue of
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! schloss bros. a (Spf 3 -' f - M f'Ha -
fine Clothes Makers $&s&$f i
Callfmtre d New Ytrr If - J-ZJ
ue New Schloss Models
are now on display "in the leading stores They will set
the fashion in Gentlemen's wear for the coming Fall and
Winter for they bear a certain air of individuality, that is
instantly distinguishable They are not radical and yet
there is that difference that makes these New Models
stand pre-eminent as the artistic creation of master tailors
of precise fit, combining sterling work
manship with the most tasteful fashions
it 1 V 1 ' 4
vi me xiour, 4
$15. to;$45 at thebest stores everywhere. If yours will not supply you,
t ' ' ,write us for new Style-Book and name of nearest dealer.
Baltimore SCtllOSS Bros. 8C' C6 NewYork
JOPIilX DYNAMITER COMMITS
ANOTHER OUTRAGE. '
Has Already Wrecked One Mining
Plant and Newspaper Office.
Dynamite for Councilman.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21. A special
to the Star from Joplin, Mo., says:
At 1 o'clock this morning the mining
plant of the Tennessee Company, of Bast
Joplin, was blown up with dynamite," the
loss being- estimated at several thousand
dollars. One charge was placed on top
of the hundred-horsepower boiler, an
other near the head of the flywheel of the
engine, and a third in the intricate por
tion of the pump machinery.
A week ago the News-Herald plant in
Joplin was wrecked by dynamite. The
same night -A mining plant belonging to
the Grany Mining Company was blown
up. Recently Patrick Hennessy, a Joplin
Councilman, found a . stick of dynamite
beneath his front porch.
QUARREL DELAYS WORK
Manager of Grand Trunk and Cana
dian Government at Loggerheads.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Sept. 21. (Spe
cial.) Contracts" for the construction
of S00 miles of the western', end of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway will be
awarded during the next three weeks.
The Grand Trunk Pacific is the new
line, several hundred miles of the
prairie section of which Jiave already
With a contract at the present time
for 45 miles of the line, and with work
men and material on the ground, Pat
Welch, millionaire contractor of . Spo
kane, and a member of the firm of
Foley'Bros. &. Larson, expects .to se
cure a large slice of the new contracts.
The latter will be awarded by Presi
dent C. M. Hays, who, with General
Manager Morse, of the new line, left
last night for the North. Hays Is well
known in the United States. For sev
eral months he was president of the
Southern Pacific .' until a quarrel -with
K. H. Harriman forced hlB resignation.
He then returned to Canada and the
presidency of the Grand Trunk line.
. Before Hays goes East' he intends
to make a vigorous effort to secure a
large-grant of.- land on the coast rom
the provincial Government for terminal
purposes! . For two years Hays and the
members of- the Government have been
at loggerheads, and it is evidently his
purpose on this trip to patch up some
kind of an agreement. . Without " ac
tually hindering the work of railway
building across the northern section
of British Columbia, the Government is
opposing every move that Hays has
Mastering New Train Code.
ALBANY. Or.. Sept. 21. (Special.) As a
arc nerfeetlv tailrwrl an A
iviiuwn . everywnere dy
vallis & Eastern road by the Harriman
system, all employes of that road are now
busy learning a revised set of train rules.
All conductors, brakemen, engineers, fire
men, station agents and operators are
studying the new code, in which they are
to be examined the first of next month.
FAIR WILL OPEN AT YAKIMA
Governor Mead to Make Speech.
Exhibits Are of Fine Quality.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 21,
(Special.) The State Fair will be
opened by Governor Mead at 2 o'clock
tomorrow afternoon and will be with-'
out doubt the finest exposition of the
kind ever held here: Interest in every
department far exceeds anything In
the history of state fairs in this state,
and the general prosperity of the
country, combined with exceTftionally
fine fruit crops in this Valley, Insure
exhibits that never before have been
equalled. Already 2000 visitors are
in the city and this number can, be
trebled Monday when the fair opens
without taxing the available accommo
dations. The weather is delightful.
Test Spruce for Veneer.
MONTESANO, Wash.. Sept. 21.
(Special.) The Chehalis County Log
ging & Timber Company shipped a car
load of specially-selected spruce logs
to a Wisconsin factory, where they
will be thoroughly tested to ascertain
the wood's utility for veneer. .If It
proves to be well adapted for this pur
pose, the owners have signified their
intention of putting up a big mill
here, as Montesano is the nearest point
to the camps where these logs come
Pay 70c for Wheat at Weston.
WESTON, Or.. Sept. 21. (Special.)
The wheat and hay blockade continues
here, and it is almost Impossible for
shippers to secure cars. Exporters are
not anxious to buy wheat, being unable
to move It. and only two small sales
100 Doses $1
True only of Hood's Sarsaparilla, the
one great blood purifier and general
tonic. This remarkable medicine baa
effected many radical and permanent
cures Chat are the wonder of the world.
It eradicates all humors from' pimples
100 Doses $1
In .usual liquid form or in chocolated
tablets known as Sa rsatabs. . 100 doses $1.
Otd Remedy. Hern Form
kbver Kitovrar to fail.
Tarrant's Extract' of Oabebs and
Th e taitclema, quick and thorough oofe fat
gonorrhoea, gleet, whites, etc Easy
to take, convenient to carry. Fifty
years soooessful nee Pries $' as
ROUT, ft MARTIN' mU'o.h.
lngton street. Portland, or hv mail from iJi
have been reported for a fortnight. S.
A. Barnes, agent of the Pacific Coast
Elevator Company, bought yesterday
1000 bushels each from E. A. Ragg and
Ed Anderson at 70 cents.
THE BAINKWILL OPEN
The Safest and Soundest Organ
ization in tlie West.
The pressure of public opinion, the
open and courageous behavior of the
depositors. has slowly but surely
molded the minds of the interested
public into one course of action re
garding the settlement of the affairs
of the bank, which has always been
The erring judgment of bank offi
cials has and will always direct the
welfare of many a financial concern
down the road of disaster and loss,
without even one chance of recovery.
Since the early organization of our
bank, every precaution has been es
tablished to make the institution abso
lutely safe. You trust your ntoney to
no one but yourself; you can place it
where you will in your deposit vault
in any depository in the city or carry
the pocket bank with you wherever
you go. You have absolute control of
your own money.
On October 1st our bank will open.
By this time nearly every one In this
city will know that the HEIDLEBERG
BANK Is the safest in the West. Are
you not content to call at the offices
of the PACIFIC COAST REALTY
COMPANY and obtain the handsome
little steel pocket bank deposit dur
ing the month $10.00 then at the end
of each month place this ten dollars to
your own credit, as part payment on a
handsome homesite at Heidleberg?
Your spare dollars Invested in good old
HEIDLEBERG dirt will not only insure
you of a home for your declining years,
but it assures you of certain large
profits on the Investment, should you
desire to sell your Heidleberg property
in the near future.
Be your own banker avoid pitfalls
for your money call at our offices, 306
Buchanan Bid,;., and get one of those
handsome pocket banks and if you do
not care to use it yourself, teach the
boy or girl to save for a future home
An advantage enjoyed by us, and. which redounds to the
benefit of every purchaser of gems at this store. And another
point is the immense stock we carry, in all wanted sizes, suit
ing everyone's purse to a nicety. Remember, the Feldeuheimer
guarantee means safety and satisfaction.
Corner Third and Washington Streets
Manufacturing Jawelers Optician Diamond Importers
SAVE YOUR COIR
FOR NEW SUITS
Tailors ?aise the Tariff-of
Clotln'S Over Last Sea
J sou's Prices.!
jfihlxlt "hopes of winter clothee."" tha.t
new brown suit and a. plaid overcoat.
Enter aaerln's coat collars, crooked
shoulders-, bagging trousers andphape
less coats. The .Portland merebehfPtii li
ars have formed a comblrvsr and have
,lnued a new scale of ofices ran gin k
from u to $10 htgh.x5haa those ot;
last season. '
The '.'tallprs' comTi" which Includes
eight or the best Portland tailors, has
Just been organized, but It has had
Urns to announce that prlo are to go
uu- Thtise In the combine are R. Reff-
iins. a. a, coney, w. y. Kraner ft Co..
Herbert Greenwood. A. H. Gripwold. J
Pollvka ft Co.. K. 8. Ervln & Co.. Ltd..
and Breed Bros. Thev have elected
K. S. Ervln president and J- B. .Coffey
It Is claimed bythe member of the
new association, which Is' called the
Merchant Tailors' exchange, that a re
cent raise In the price charged per suit
by the Journeyman- tailors as well as
the hither cost of llvlnir. -cpsultlnr In
m king a higher cost of production all
around, la responsible for the change
Until this -week the Journeymen tail
ors nave maae a distinction .between
members of -the new association, charg
ing the Ervln and Poltvka companies
rate as first-class tailors and tho other
six as second-class tailors. Now, how
ever, ait eignt nave Dcen rauen 10 tne
first class, this making an extra cost
ox ior eacn suit in trie tation:
while there has been no increai
cost of the raw wool, tailors say
the cost of living has Increased) and
t!e difficulty of securing wfcrnen Is
such that it is much aardsf to get
piece of ctoth manufiud than for
merly. Taking all theagyrFilags Into con
sideration, they 1
m..rnrf nf a nu it
o 11 Q above what
nayt coat last year,
"it win ba pretty
I suit of cloibes for leas than 960 or S65I
In Portland this year, said one tajlora
ni morning. i nose wno cnargeer &nsj
Mress suits are raised correeoondlngly
nu" tnuso wiiu vimrum now nnvu
10 it mm mod or idu.
hers will chance fr
fftiealer have- also raised their toiic
uc bui inm inn l au.t. J n
(sand row tlje astonished and trembtf sjr
l vrtlr1 whan b mrnttm to -hnv fhitwt-
mit' haughtily Introduced to good
tnai are to sen ior tov. inaicauona mrtm
Columbia prices are the same
today as when we first opened our
doors, nearly two years ago
$20 to $40
$4 to $10
CJ Columbia productions will stand
the closest comparison with those
of any other tailor in Portland,
no matter how ' fancy ' his
J Furthermore, there isn't an
other stock of woolens in town as
fine as the Columbia showing as
large, representative, choice or
exclusive, nor another establish
ment so splendidly equipped with
such complete and modern facil
ities. f Now, when other tailors are
"boosting" their charges, Col
umbia Tailoring becomes an item
of such serious importance that
no sensible man can afford to pass
it. Investigate for yourself.
GRANT PHEGLEY, Managar
SEVENTH AND STARK