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THE SUNDAY OKEGOXIANV PORTLAND. JULY 26, 190S.
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INDEED, AND IT'S NO PICNIC THE BIG PRICE BOYS AEE HAVING THIS YEAR! Really, we didn't start but to clean them up so quickly and so completely as we have done. We
thought only of giving the public furniture at reasonable prices, and had no idea that so many people would be convinced of the truth of our genuine very low no-rent bargain prices. We knew
the public had been fooled so much on fake advertising that many people would read our ads. and' say, "Oh, hot air!" but we. overestimated the number of skeptics. Of course, we knew that
if the people only took the trouble to investigate our prices it would be "all off " with the Big Price Boys, but we had no idea so many would do so. Why, even July, when trade is supposed to
be dull, will be one of the biggest months we've had in fact, so large that we have had to increase our force of salesmen. But, sav--do vou realize what a storm we have precipitated? Have
you any idea of the extent of the anger we have aroused in the Big Price Boys? Do you know how sore they are on us? However, if it angers the Big Price Boys to have us furnish your home at
reasonable prices, if it enrages them to have us stand between the public and a "hold-up," if it makes them "boil over" when we point out that a 50 per cent reduction on a special sale convicts
them of selling regularly at 100 per cent profit, then we say that we are to be congratulated for the enemies we have made, and the Big Price Boys can "take that and smoke it in their old cob pipes."
No other firm ever before jumped in and in six months established one of the very largest businesses in the city; but, of course, no other firm was ever in the position to give the extraordinarily low
. i prices we have given, because" '
Who Can Sell the Cheapest?
rare bargains, but NO 50 PER CENT REDUC
TIONS, mind you, because we never mark
goods high enough to permit such cuts. If we
did we could not honestly advertise as a low
priced firm. However, excepting Phono
graphs, Records and Shades
Others Pay Rent, We Collect Rent
Now for a general clean up of samples and odd
pieces before our August inventory, and to
make room for our big Fall stock large pur
chases made by our Mr. S. H. Morgan, who has
just returned from the Eastern market. Dur
ing this CLEAN-UP SALE you will secure some
Everything' Will Be Reduced From 15 to 25 Per Cent This Week
EHllUin I BIB
MISS CROOKHAM IMPRESSED
WITH CITY'S GROWTH.
Was Formerly Teacher In Public
Schools Here Brings Her Two
Adopted Boys on Trip.
Miss E. ' E. Crookham. formerly a
htgrhly esteemed teacher In the Port
land High School, spent last Thursday
and Friday In this city, being en
route' to her home In San Francisco
from an extended visit In the East,
where she attended the 25th anniver
sary of the graduation of her class at
Mount Holyoke College, She also at
tended the annual convention of the
National Educational Association at
Cleveland, O., besides visiting: Boston,
New York City and the National capital
and spending- a fortnight with relatives
and friends at her childhood's home,
Miss Crookham Is possessed of con
siderable means, and was accompanied
by Philip and Chester Irelan, iwo
beautiful infant boys whom she adopt
ed In San Francisco over a year ago.
They are now 5 and 3 years old and
-lire the children of A. B. Irelan, chief
bos'n In the United States Navy. Their
mother was drowned at Mare Island
Navy-Yard IS months ago by the
breaking of the apron of a ferry-boat,
at which time little Philip Irelan was
also thrown into the water and was
thought dead when his body was re
covered, but the efforts to resuscitate
him were successful.
Mrs. Irelan was burled from the
residence of her sister, Mrs. J. F. Go
mez, of San Francisco, where Miss
Crookham had apartments after the
destruction of her home in the earth
quake and tire. After the funeral,
Mr. Irelan wanted her to take charge
of the boys, but she declined. Three
months later he came to her and asked
her again, saying the babes were In ill
health and only the best of care would
save their lives. This appeal was suc
cessful, and the boys have had an ele
gant home and the best of care since
then. Miss Crookham having in the
meantime purchased a fine residence
overlooking the bay, between Alcatraa
Island and the Golden Gate.
The boys were taken East as far as
Oskaloosa, where they remained, the
most popular visitors In the city,' while
Miss Crookham continued her trip to
the Atlantic seaboard. Miss Crookham
employs a housekeeper, as she Is a
teacher In the San Francisco schools.
Mr. Irelan has spent 30 years In the
Navy, and was recently retired with the
highest non-commlsslon rank; and he
Is very liberal in financial assistance
toward the support of his beautiful
Mlas Crookham wa most favorably
Impressed with the wonderful Improve
ments made in Portland since she was
last here three years ago. and although
she has visited the greatest centers of
commerce in the United States within
the last few weeks, she thinks none
of them presented more evidence of
thrift and prosperity than the magnifi
cent City of Portland.
tively identified. It was badly decom
posed. Cunningham was employed by a
local livery stable on the east side, and
suddenly disappeared. He came here
from San Francisco. He had no relatives,
so far as known. Coroner Norden took
Baths to Be Kept Open.
City Health Officer Pohl stated last
night that, in his opinion. It is unwise to
close the public baths because of a lack
of first-class quarters on the Willamette
River. It is probable the baths will be
kept open, but the establishment will
have to be moved elsewhere. It is now
at the foot of Jefferson street, in the
vicinity of several sewers.
Japanese Praise O'Brien.
TOKIO. July 25. The Hochi. a news
paper generally credited with anti-foreign
feeling and said to be Inspired by
Count Okuma, leader of the opposition
party in the Diet, in an editorial re
ferring to published Interviews with
American Ambassador. O'Brien In San
Francisco and Chicago, says:
"The American Ambassador continued
at home the splendid work which
marked his policy In Japan, namely,
using his Influence to promote the
cause of friendship between America
and Japan which was momentarily
menaced by the efforts of the yellow
press." The Hochi, In Its tribute to
Ambassador O'Brien, says: "He is a
splendid type of American, wisely con
serving the Interests of the country he
Driscoll Forfeits Ball.
. Councilman M. J. Driscoll, who was ar
rested at an early hour yesterday morn
ing on a charge of being drunk and dis
orderly, forfeited his bail In the Muni
cipal Court yesterday. He evidently be
lieved the best way out of the difficulty
was to let the matter go by default.
Rosenthal's wlnaows are money-savnra.
CITY MAY COLLECT
UNITED RAILWAYS SUBJECT TO
Kavanaugh Declares $100,000 Can
Be Forfeited, but Wittenberg
Says He Is Not Worrying.
City Attorney Kavanaugh rendered
an official opinion yesterday, in which
he holds that a bond for $100,000. fur
nished by the United Railways Com
pany as a guarantee that that corpora
tion would complete an electric line to
Salem within two years from May 23,
to comply with this provision of the
franchise. The track was laid only to
the city limits in South Portland, and
no other work has been done toward
extending It to Salem. The City Coun
cil sought an opinion as t the status
of the case.
"We are not worrying over the safe
ty of our $100,000 bond," declared Her
man Wittenberg for the United Rail
ways last night. "I believe the people
of the city do not want to act in an ar
bitrary manner and I think the Mayor
and the Council would prefer that we
spend that $100,000 in giving the city
more railroads. A road to Salem along
thet line originally projected would
serve no useful purpose for there is
one electric road there now. It Is
quite likely we will eventually reach
Salem by the West Side. We have had
to meet many delays since our project
was started and I think the people of
the city are reasonable and will not re-
miiIva 1,0 n fnpfnlt nil. hnn t n tVia.
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The opinion of the City Attorney will
NEW HILL BRIDGE ACROSS WILLAMETTE BELOW PORTLAND, JUST COMPLETED
Floater in Willamette.
The body of a man, believed by the of
ficials to be that of Jack Cunningham,
who disappeared two months ago, was
found floating In the Willamette River at
a o'clock yesterday afternoon. Up to a
late hour last night it had not been post-
t v;- f
i "'" "-"-,
LONGEST DRAW-SPAN IX THE WOR LD IS SWUNG FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Accompanied by the blowing of whistles and the shouts of workmen and railroad' officials, the draw-span of the new Willamette River
bridge, built by the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway, was swung for the first time yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. This marks the com
pletion of the big bridge, which has been built at a cost of over $1,000.00). It is being laid with double tracks to carry the Hill trains, and
within the nest three weeks it is expected trains from the Inland Empire will be coming across it into Portland. Machinery has not yet been
installed to operate the draw of the new bridge, and the tug Edith, belonging to the Hill road, was used yesterday to swing the giant draw-span.
This span Is the longest bridge draw In the world", and will require, extra heavy machinery , to swing It. A gasoline engine of 165 horse power
will be installed that will turn a dynamo and furnish about a 125-kilowat current to the motors that will swing the draw of the big bridge.
come up before the street committee of
the Council at its next meeting, and
will receive- consideration there. At
that time. It Is believed, Mr. Witten
berg and counsel will be present to de
fend the company.
The United Railways Company was
recently granted a franchise by the
City Council for an interurban line
from Portland to Mount Calvary Cem
etery and Hlllsboro. It Is at present
directing its energies in the construc
tion of this line via Llnnton.
BRING BACK DR. COURTNEY
Chief Asks P. E. Sullivan to Act
Chief tjf Police Gritzmacher telegraphed
to Indianapolis, Ind., late yesterday af
ter to ascertain whether or not P. E.
Sullivan, of this city, had left there yet.
No reply was received at headquarters
last night, but from another source It
was learned that Mr. Sullivan is still
there. It is the desire of the Chief to
secure Mr. Sullivan's services in return
ing Dr. J. S. Courtney to Portland, the
latter being accused of manslaughter
here, because of the death of Miss Stella
M. Bennett from a criminal operation.
It is very likely that Mr. Sullivan, who
Is a member of the City executive Board,
and who went to Indianapolis to attend
the Hibernian convention, will accom
pany the accused physician.
Until yesterday afternoon Chief Grlti-macher-
Intended dispatching; a detective
to return Dr. Courtney, but later decided
to seek Mr. Sullivan's assistance. If ob
tainable. In the Munielpal Court yes
terday morning, Judge Van Zante re
fused the petition of Attorney John H.
Stevenson for bail, saying the court will
not accept any sum for the prisoner's re
lease, at least until he Is within the
court's Jurisdiction. Kxtradition papers
have been prepared, and if Mr. Sullivan
Is secured to accompany Dr. Courtney
home, he will be made etate's agent by
Governor . Chamberlain and the papers
will be forwarded to him.
SPIES SEE MANEUVERS
Mysterious Japanese Discovered al
Wisconsin Guard Encampment.
MILWAUKEE, July 25 A special to
the Daily News from Camp Douglas,
As the troops of the Wisconsin Na
tional Guard were breaking camp last
evening after their annual outing for
drills and target practice two Japanese
army officers were discovered on the
bluffs which surrounded the camp. It
is said they had been living on the
bluffs during the period of the en
campment and with the aid of field
glasses had watched operations closely,
making note of everythnig which
transpired in the line of maneuvers,
rifle practice, etc.
' The Japanese officers, it is said, lefc
last night for Minneapolis, where they
will continue observations along the
lines nsed at Camp Douglas.
Puffer Estate Worth $73,000.
Final report and accounting' in the
estate of William C. Puffer was filed
with the county clerk's office yester
day. The report is made by Mrs. Cora
E. Puffer, administratrix, widow and
sole heir. The value of the estate Is
shown to be $78,000. Claims amounting
to $8000 bave been paid.
Savings 6 Trust
247 WASHINGTON STREET
Fays interest on Savings Ac
counts and Time Certificates.
Receives deposits subject to
check without limitation as to
Effects collections in any part
of the country on most reason
Acts as Trustee in all legiti
Cares for properties, collects
j, rents, etc.
Interviews solicited with those
contemplating any phase of oar
Is your mouth similar In any way to the
above? if so. no ned to wear a wobbly.
bridge work The Dr Wise ytm of
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In fact, teeth In appearance, teeth to chew
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Dr. W. A Wise, Mgr., 21 years In Portland.
8econd floor Falling bldg.. Third and
Washington streets. Office hours, 8 A. M.
to S P. M Sundays. 1 to 1 P. 11. Painless
extracting, 50c; plates .S3 up. Phones
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