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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, MAY 3. 190S.
FLEET IN PASSING
Ordered to Folloto the Shore
Closely and Slow Down Off
WILL BE VISIBLE ON SHORE
avy Department Agrees to Give
Yaquina Bay and Astoria a
Peep Kxcurslons to Take
People Out to Sea.
ORI-XJONIAX ' NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 2. -Senator Fulton has
secured a promise from the Navy Depart
ment that the battleship fleet, when
cruising up the Coast on the way from
San Francisco to Puset Sound, shall slow
down off Yaquina Bay and later when
opposite the mouth of the Columbia River.
It is quite likely that the ships will de
lay for a .hort time at both places,
though they will not anchor.
This will k'ivc the people an opportunity
to set a view of the fleet from the shore,
and numerous vessels will be en hand to
take passencgrs out for a closer view.
The people of Newport have informed Mr.
l'"ulton that they desire to carry out boat
loads of Rhododendrons to distribute
anion the battleships and the Navy De
partment is willing that this should be
It is not yet definitely known when the
battleship fleet will reach Yaequina or
the mouth of the. Columbia, but due notice
will be Kiven in advance, so that those
who desire to see the fleet may be on
Kighl Warships Pass .Mouth of Co
lumbia to Juln Atlantic Fleet.'
ASTORIA, Or.. May 2. (Special.) A
!fleet of eisrht armored cruisers passed
by the mouth of the river at 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon en route from Puget Sound
to San Kranclsco. where, the vessels are
tmder orders to Join the Atlantic battle
ship fleet on May 5. The cruisers are
under the command of Admiral Sigsbee
nd are as follows: First squadron
Tennessee, Washington, South Dakota
and California. .Second squadron Mary
land, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and
Colorado. The fleet ran close in shore
ond was viewed by hundreds of people
from the hill tops ' back of the city as
the vessels passed along in single tile.
(ATLANTIC l'LEET SPLIT IN" TWO
Part Entertained at Monterey and
l'art at Santa Cruz.
MONTEREY. Cal.. May 2. The At
lantic fleet was split in two today in
order that the celebration of its stay in
Monterey Bay might be. carried forward
simultaneously In this city and in Santa
Crux. I'O miles away. The first squadron.
Including the Connecticut, Kansas. Ver
mont, Louisiana. CJeorgia, New Jersey,
Rhode Island and Virginia, lifted anchor
soon after dawn and sailed away to
Santa Cruz. The eight vessels of the
second squadron will remain here until
Monday afternoon, when they also will
go to Santa Cruz to stop 24 hours and
make the fleet once more complete.
Today has been rather quiet, but an
enjoyable one for the men and officers of
the second squadron. For the former
there were boxing bouts, baseball games
and boat races. Large liberty parties
came ashore. A large party of officers
was taken on the famous jj-mile drive
as the guests of Mayor Jacks and later
was entertained at a reception and tea
at the Mayor's home.
Tonight a naval and military ball given
at the Del Monte by the management of
the hotel was attended by most of the
naval officers here and by a large party
of Army ofTlcers from the Presidio of
Monterey. Two hundred or more repre
sentative city people of San Francisco
The engineer officers on the battleship
Missouri are particularly proud of the
record made by that ship on the long
run from Santa Barbara to Monterey.
The Missouri blew out the high pressure
cylinder-head of her port triple expansion
engine on the way to Santa Barbara from
Los Angeles, but with her engines com
pounded and the crippled cylinders en
tirely cut out she made eleven knots
without difficulty and participated in the
maneuvers in perfect alignment.
FLOWEU BATTLE AT SANTA CRIZ
Excursions to Big Trees Planned
for Officers and Men.
SANTA CRUZ. Cal., May 2. Santa
Cruz today welcomed the tlrst squad
ron of the Atlantic fleet, rractlcally
the whole population of the city was
on the heach this morning. Hundreds
of school children were massed along
the line, each carrying a flag. The
street for blocks was carpeted with a
bower of brtght-hued flowers, over
which the automobiles were driven.
Returning to the pavilion. Admiral
Thomas and his officers held a recep
tion lasting until late in the after
noon. At night the ships were illumi
nated and a display of fireworks was
civen on the beach. The Admiral's
and officers ball at the Sea Beach Ho
tel was attended by a large number of
officers ai'8 prominent society people
c,r Santa Cruz.
Tomorrow a free excursion is to be
given to the enlisted sailors and ma
rines to the big trees, six miles from
Santa Cruz. Several special trains will
onvey the visitors to the groves, re
turning late in the afternoon.
The city is gaily decorated and fes
tooned in patriotic colors in honor of
Athletic events helped to entertain
the enlisted men. who came ashore in
large numbers. The sea was exceed
ingly rough where the ships lay at an
chor, so the men had difficulty in get
ting ashore, and no visitors whatever
were taken aboard. The ships are at
anchor in a column before the city,
about two and a half miles from the
Evans Keels Well.
PASO ROBLES HOT SPRINGS. Ci..
May 2. Ueur-Admiral Evans had an
excellent flight and is feeling remark
ably well tiiis morning.
MONEY FOR CRATER LAKE
Jtawley Falls to Get More Fulton
Will Try Again.
OREGON1AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 2. Representative Hawley
made an unsuccessful effort on the
floor of the House today to secure an
Increase from $3000 to 4300 for the
maintenance of the Crater Lake Na
tional Park, the proposed increase be
ing desired for improvement of roads
and to repair bridges. The amendment
wm defeated by a vote of 30 to 15.
Senator Fulton will make an effort,
when the sundry civil bill goes to the
Senate, to increase the appropriation.
He will ask the committee for a full
$10,000. but. if he secures $5000. he will
have enough to carry forward the more
important permanent improvements.
Mr. Hawley's amendment was agreed
to on a yea and nay vote, but, when
Chairman Tawney demanded tellers,
practically all the Democrats and quite
a number of Republicans voted ad
versely and killed it.
AGREEMENT OX BEXTOX DAM
Congress to Require Payment for
Power, Then Roosevelt Will Sign.
OR EGONIAN NBWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, May 2. Agreement was
reached by the President. Representative
Jones and Senator Piles under which the
President will sign the bill authorizing
the Benton Water Company to dam
Snake River at five-mile Rapids, if Con
gress will accept an amendment drawn
by Mr. Jones and submitted to the Presi
This amendment in brief authorizes the
Federal Government to Impose, a tax on
all power used or sold by the company for
other than irrigation purposes, the com
pany itself to utilize all power for irriga
tion. If 25 per cent of the power de
veloped is sold, the company, at the end
of 50 years, may be dispossessed of all
power which is not used for irrigation
As the company desires to develop
power, this amendment will be satisfac
tory all around and the President today
wrote Chairman Burton 'of the Inland
Waterways Commission indorsing the
Jones amendment. An effort will now be
made to have the conference committee
having the bill In charge adopt the Jones
DULY ACUTE- INDIGESTION
MRS. CLEVELAND DENIES RU
MORS ABOUT HUSBAND.
Ex-President Rapidly Recovering
and Xo Worse Than When
Last Taken 111.
LAKE WOO D, N. J., May 2. That ex
President Grover Cleveland is not so
seriously ill as published reports dur
ing the past week have declared him
to be was the assurance given to a
representative of the Associated Press
tonight. The informants, who are in a
position to speak authoritatively, stated
that, 1 the contrary were .rue, at least
two persons who are now attending as
usual to their business duties elsewhere
would be with Mr. Cleveland.
A judden attack of acute Indigestion
waa experienced during the present
week, but Mrs. Cleveland, who gave out
a formal statement today, insists that
her husband is rapidly convalescing
and that his condition is no more seri
ous now than it was when his Illness
originated last September. Mrs. Cleve
land's statement follows:
"All the reports printed in the last
few days to the effect that changes for
the woree had taken place In Mr. Cleve
land's conditions are absolutely without
foundation in fact. Mr. Cleveland Is
slowly did. surely recovering from his
late attack of digestive trouble-and
has suffered no check In his progress
toward recovery. His friends and fam
ily are at a loes to understand how
such rumors have originated."
MUST STAY AT HIS POST
Colonel Stewart Will Not Retire, So
Is Assigned to Empty Barracks.
"WASHINGTON. May 2. Colonel Wil
liam F. Stewart, of the Coast Artillery,
who bears the distinction of being the
one officer of the Army assigned to com
mand an abandoned post until the date
of his retirement arrives, has again re
ceived new orders direct from' the Presi
dent. As a result of the latest decree
Colonel Stewart will continue indefinitely
his command of Fort Grant, Arizona,
where he was sent last September in lieu
of his refusal to retire. Earnest effort
on the part of friends of Colonel Stewart
resulted in; a reversal of this order 'a
week or so ago, when it was officially
announced that the Colonel would be
permitted to spend the three or four
years of his active official career in an
abandoned barracks at St. - Augustine,
Fla. This order was countermanded to
day by direction of the President, and
Colonel Stewart will remain at the Ari
.The reversal of the order was the re
sult of a vigorous protest on the part
of the people of Florida, made known
through the Senators from that state.
Xo other explanation of the latest com
mand is made.
EXCITED OVER GOLD FIND
Xcw Mine Xear Grants Pass Yields
Heavily of Yellow Metal.
GRANTS PASS, Or., May 2. (Special.)
An investigation party has returned
from Williams Creek, the scene of the
reported rich strike of gold, and find that
between J5000 and $70TO have been ex
tracted by Norrison Bros. & Jones in
three days, and they are still pounding
out rich rock. It was tfpund difficult to
get particulars of the -full amount ex
tracted, as the operators were inclined
to be reticent, fearing a stampede of
prospectors to their camp.. This new
strike Is only a short distance from the
Jones Bros.' marble quarry and about
two miles from this city.
FIVE MORE BODIES FOUND
Death List in Chicago Fire Is Six,
With Many Injured.
CHICAGO, May 2. Five bodies were
recovered today from the ruins of the
Chicago Reduction Company's plant.
Thirty-ninth and Iron streets, which
waa destroyed by an explosion and
fire last night. The death 'list now
totals six. ' Seven men are still un
accounted for; five seriously injured,
one of whom is said to be dying, are
at the County hospital: seven others
are at their homes suffering from
wounds and burns. The number of
killed, injured and missing is thus
brought to 25.
Mrs. Harrison's Estate Divided.
REDWOOD CITT. Ca... May 2. The
estate of Mary Burton Harrison, for
merly Mary Crocker, was distributed
today to her three heirs, her husband,
Francis Burton Harrison, and two
minor daughters. Virginia Randolph
Harrison and Barbara Harrison, in
equal shares. The estate in this state
Is valued at $250,000. and today cash
in the sum of $110,000 was distributed.
Attorneys' fees in the sum of $3250
A man breathes about 20 times a minute,
or 12U0 times an huur.
PROTEGTALL RIG HTS
Mondell Inquires of Bonaparte
Regarding Railroad Lands.
JOINT RESOLUTION PENDING
One Purpose Is to Deter Settlement
on Lands In Question During Lit
igation Another to Protect
Lumber Interests Involved.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 2. Chairman Mondell today
sent the following letter to Attorney
"There is pending before the . public
lands committee a Joint resolution, one
of the purposes of which is to deter set
tlement upon lands involved in contem
plated suits against the Oregon & Cali
fornia Railroad Company and others,
"The expediency of such a resolution
Is suggested by the fact that several
parties have been engaged In the business
of soliciting individual citizens to attempt
to initiate some form of right to these
lands by application to purchase from the
railroad company, or by settlement upon
the lands or otherwise. Until the legal
status of these lands has been judicially
ascertained it is probable that honest and
deserving .people who are being victim
ized by these practices will secure abso
lutely no rights. Moreover, it seems that
If the lands are finally made available
to the Individual citizen It should be done
by some method which will afford an
equal opportunity to all.
Present Laws May Be Enough.
"It is suggested, howeven, that the pres
ent laws are sufficient to meet the ex
igencies of the case and that the Depart
ment of Justice has ample authority in
the premises without special action of
Congress. If this be true, it may be
thought impracticable to attempt to treat
the subject by the resolution. At the
same time, it is quite certain that silence
upon this subject will be misconstrued by
the individual citizens, and will be taken
advantage of by designing persons to ins
pose upon deserving and honest citizens.
"The seotlon of the resolution In ques
tion proposes to authorize the Attorney
General, if in his opinion public inter
ests will be best served thereby, to enter
into proper stipulations permitting bona
flde and reasonable use for Industrial
purposes of the lands and their products
affected by the contemplated proceedings.
"This sction was contemplated in view
of the fact that there are a considerable
number of mills in operation on lands
which have been purchased from rail
road companies, in which a large number
of men are employed, and it would not
only throw these men out of emDlovment.
but would seriously curtail the lumber
supply of that region, if any reasonable
use of the lands and their products were
interfered with." It has been suggested
in this connection, however, that the Attorney-General
has ample authority to
take proper and appropriate action in re
gard to these matters and that therefore
action by Congress may not be necessary.
"At a meeting of the public lands com
mittee held Thursday a resolution, was
adopted directing me to call your atten
tion to the foregoing and request an ex
pression of your views relative thereto.
It is the opinion of the committee that
the matters referred to ought, in the in
terests of the general public, to be given
early and careful consideraion.
"Pending the receipt of your reply, any
action by the committee in regard to
these matters will be suspended."
MONDEXdJ ASKS INFORMATION"
Wants Opinion From Attorney-General
' OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 2. Chairman Mondell, of
the public lands committee, has
written the Attorney-General for
an opinion regarding the resolu
tion pending before the commit
tee proposing legislation to deter set
tlement upon lands involved in the
contemplated suits against the Oregon
California . Railroad pending litiga
tion. It is stated that parties are en
gaged in the business of soliciting indi
viduals to initiate some form of right
to these lands by application to pur
chase or by settlement. The commit
tee wishes to know if thl Department
of Justice has authority to prevent such
procedure without legislative action.
Mr. Mondell also wishes an opinion
from the Attorney-General relative to
the use of the lands involved for in
dustrial purposes-pending litigation. It
is reported that, many sawmills are in
operation in Kansas, purchased from
railroad companies,- and assurance is
sought that there be no undue, inter
ference with these operations. Pend
ing the receipt of a reply from the Attorney-General,
further action by the
committee will be suspended.
Katalla Xot VVoWh Improving.
OREGONIAN NBWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 2. The Secretary of War to
day sent to Congress an adverse report
on the proposed improvement of Katalla
Bay Alaska, where it was proposed to
establish an artificial harbor. It Is found
that the commerce, does not Justify the
Bourne's Customs Bill in Favor.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, May 2. The Treasury Depart
ment has decided to report favorably
upon Senator Bourne's bill re-naming
the Oregon customs districts and in
creasing the salary of the collector at
is nothing more or
less than the secret
of a fine appear
ance; that, in turn, is
the open sesame to
and other affairs.
A first-class man,
attired in a well
fitted suit of clothes
is in demand every
where. In social
affairs, we all know
the necessity of
GRANT PHEGLEY, Mgr.
Seventh and Stark Sts.
An employer pre
fers the well
dressed man. A
business -deal is
more quickly and
Wei 1 - tailored
clothes on a real
man mean much.
This is especially
true of Columbia
tailored clothes. The
very climax of ma
ment, fit and wear
is found in these
garments. You can
have a tailored suit
for less than you
would have to pay
for ready made, if
Value . . . 'Xssii"' "" " - ' Quality
Portland's Fastest-Growing Store -
STILL GREATER VALUES
to One-Half Less Thau
The unmatchable values that have come from our popular
curtain section this season have been many and great, but
for tomorrow we have arranged a sale that will eclipse all
our past efforts. It is a sals of the greatest importance,
coming as it does just at moving and housecleaning time. It
is a sale that you cannot afford to overlook if you expect
to buy curtains of any kind. Following we list only a few
of the many great bargains:
75c CURTAINS 58t.
White Scotch Lace Curtains in a large assortment-of
new designs, full 36 inches wide and 2 3-4 yards
long, finished with buttonhole stitched edges. Reg.
ular 75c values, specially priced for this KO
sale at, pair , ,,OOC
$1.15 CURTAINS 90.
White, Arabian and Scotch Lace Curtains, made with
plain and figured centers, finished with neat and
attractive borders; they are 45 inches wide and 3
yards long. Regular $1.15 values, spe
cially priced at, per pair
$1.40 CURTAINS $1.15. .
White and Arabian Scotch Lace Curtains in a large
variety of new designs, made of extra heavy, net ;
.they are 40 inches wide and 3 yards long. Extra
good values at $1.40 pair, , specially 5 -f "IK
priced at J. X (J
$2.00 CURTAINS $1.68-
White cable net and madras Lace Curtains in an un
limited assortment of neat border patterns, with
plain centers; curtains that have always sold at
$2.00 a pair, specially priced for C? 1 AO
this sale at OliUO
" " $2.25 CURTAINS $1.85.
White and Arabian Bobbinet Curtains in the latest
and best designs; they are" made 46 inches wide
and 3 yards long; splendid wearing 1 Q f
' curtains, reg. $2.25 values, at, pair. .O tJ
SWISS CURTAINS, $1.40 VALUES, AT $1.15.
An extra special offering of white ruffled Swiss Cur
tains in a full assortment of all-size dots, neatly
hemstitched and finished with deep ruffled border
Our regular $1.40 line, specially C "I t
priced at, per pair ; P J. O
SWISS CURTAINS, $1.75 VALUES, AT $1.45.
Ruffled Swiss Curtains in a full assortment of dots
and figures, finished with attractive hemstitched
ruffled border; they are 43 inches wide and 3 yards
long; our regular $1.75 line, spe- X5 "1 yf R
cially priced for this sale at, pair...P
EXTRA! 4S2hK& EXTRA!
and Brussels Net Curtains, Values Up to $7.75 Per Pair
Monday While They Last at HALF-PRICE
Fortunate indeed is the person who can attend this great sale tomorrow and secure one or more pairs of
these handsome new curtains. But those who wish to share in this great HALF-PRICE SALE, niust ba
early, as the number of pairs is limited less than 150 and they will not last long at Monday's prices.
48 to 52-inch white Irish Point and Brussels Net Curtains in a splendid assortment of new, up-to-date
patterns; in many instances there are several pairs of the same design. They come 3 and 3 1-2 yards
long, and are excellent values at our regularly low prices. A Hno TTn 11 4.yL
Owing to the limited number of pairs in this lot we will be AU VXlt3"XXd J.X LJU6
unable to fill mail or telephone orders from this assortment. T a mil 1 -
values up to $7.75 a pair JKeU lSLX JfcrXlCCS
Women's Hosiery; New
Fancies, 75c Values 50c
NEW ARRIVALS, PLACED ON SALE
TOMORROW FOR THE FIRST TIME
A most opportune time to buy a sea
son's supply of fancy Hosiery. The
savings will easily run into the dollars,
and only the most reliable kinds are of
fered. This season's most popular, new
designs, the latest novelties in stripes
dots, laces, plaids and embroidered ef
fects. Not a wanted shade is missing.
All are 75c values, priced
for this sale at tJ J
Best 25c Grade (yVffft
At 19 c cs
A special introductory sale tomorrow of the celebrated "Ameriean
Beauty" Stocking for children stockings of unequaled wearing qual
ity, made especially for us by one of the best stocking manufacturers.
They are made of the finest selected cotton; they come in both fine
and heavy rib, for boys and girls; guaranteed fast black and stain
less; made with reinforced toe and heel. Our best 25c ' ' Q-fc
line, specially priced for this sale at A iJ
FOULARD SILKS, 85c C
T $1.25 VALUES U(4C
A great special sale of beautiful
new Foulard Silks in a full as-,
sortment of this season's most fa
vored designs, dots, rings, scrolls
and neat set patterns in the new
shades, golden brown, Copenha
gen blue, reseda, green, new tans,
navy blue, black, white, etc. It is
an unusually attractive assort
ment of spotproof, satin-finished.
Foulard Silks, that sell in the reg
ular way at 85c to $1.25 a yard.
priced for this
VESTS AND PANTS.
Regular 75c Quality.
Our special sale tomorrow a new
line of women 's Knit Underwear,
fine lisle thread vests and pants,
in all sizes; vests are made with
high neck and long sleeves, and
trimmed with taped neck; pants
come in three stylea knee and
ankle-length, tight-fitting and
knee-length, umbrella style, trim
med with fine lace. Excellent val
ues at 75c, priced f QsTfc
for this sale at
SALE OF OXFORDS
For Women, Children and
Men in All the Best Makes
Greatest Oxford showing ever made in Portland. The Summer Oxford display is
In full swing now. Best we ever had, and interesting because of the low prices.
These Oxfords are the productions of the best Oxford makers in the country, as
well made and as comfortable as it is possible to get them. From the viewpoint
of even the most critically inclined the following offerings will be found to be of
Women's Oxfords in tan and black,
Women's Oxfords in black vici kid,
Women's Oxfords in black vici kid,
Men's Oxfords in patent kid and tan,
Boys' Oxfords in vici kid and fan,
$2.50 grade -.
Misses' Oxfords in vici kid and tan,
Barefoot Sandals, for chil
Barefoot Sandals, for
BEST 85c GRADE.
Tomorrow we place on sale, our
regular 85c line of colored Taf
feta Silks at a decided price re
duction. Over 80 shades to choose
from, comprising every wanted
color. A silk that is guaranteed
by us not to split, crack or cut;
comes in a beautiful, soft cham
ois finish, and fully worth 85c a
yard, priced for this ClQgl
sale at UO
25c QUALITY, AT..
These Special Offerings in Woolen
Dress Goods Are Leading Bargains
IMPORTED SUITINGS AT $1.45. '
54 -inch Imported Suitings in neat novelty checks and stripes in a full
range of this season's newest shades; fine all-wool fabrics, suitable
for nobby jacket suits and coats. Regular $2.00 and - A tL
$2.25 grades, on sale tomorrow at PXi4D
NOVELTY SUITINGS, $1.00 TO $1.50 GRADES, 79.
44 to 50-inch Novelty Suitings in the newest stripes and checks, in grays.
tans, Drowns, Diues, greens, moaes, jreucn suitings, melange novel
ties and tancy serges; tmest of all-wool fabrics. Our
usual $1.00 to $1.50 qualities, priced for this sale at...,