10 THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. WEDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 14. 1901 Gift Pianos at Eilers OUR STORE ia full to overflowing with highest grade and medium priced pianos In styles especially attractive to holiday buyers. There Is an exceptionalty fine showing of Weber, Chickaring and Kimball pianos, uprights in most beautiful artistic styles, grands, baby grands and the famous Chickering quarter grand, the daintiest shapliest and at once full volumed and with the tone and touch that for over eighty years has been the delight of the most finished musicians. This present holiday collection presents an immense variety of splendid medium priced piaons, every one dear down to those that sell for $200 and even less, the best It is possible to produce for the price. We will sell you a Clarendon, a Baus, a Bailey, and even a Jacob Doll or Brinkerhoff for $10 cash and $6 or $8 a month. Chickering, Weber, Kimball, Hazelton. Hobart M. Cable, Crown Orchestral, Haddorff, and other highest grade pianos at easy terms In porportion. filers Piano House 351 Washington Street Corner Park A ROW OP QRANDS EILERS PIANO HOUSE Many are making this Christmas the occasion for presenting the family with a Metrostyle Pianola. Our moderate payments make it possible without at all interfering with other Christmas expenditures. Prices $280 and $300. 1 jjflfl E ' "'f- Ta jwL lm3BKMT&WBiir HrffifisWraaPTr ' : ,floH",aHrpll4i' lf P i rI-v 3 j&k f:mw;j4Uwm. Jal R MBSImfmWSBmTLw, -J. .kr?l - j JJffi-Aja Mrflss swPl 4Hflf R1IIB'bjbbVh3bbmBibsbI ? H Hi"J HHsBBa le " ,' a., Try .&ti.& ,'- 'M-. r bmmSSBmrSKBrnWl . Chickering Weber Kimball Hazleton Lester Hobart M. Cable Crown Orchestral Story & Clark Schumann Schiller Haddorff Etc. Etc. PARTIAL VIEW MAIN SALESROOM EILERS PIANO HOUSE When You Buy a Piano You are Giving the Entire family the Most Welcome Christmas Present they Could Receive. Large Stores Also: San Francisco Stockton and Oakland California Spokane and Seattle Washington Lewi-ton and Boise Idaho REPORT OF STATE SECRETARY ISSUED Would Abolish State Agricultural College Fund and Remove Mute School. PAYS HIS COMPLIMENTS TO FAKE SOCIETIES i Calls Attention to Fact that ; Transportation Companies Fail to Pay Liquor License. (Special IMipit.ii to Tha Journal.) Salem. Or., Dec. 14. Secretary of State F. . Dunbar's biennial report explains that he has closed his accounts I so .that the claims against the state up to ths end of September are Included In It. Mr. Dunbar suggests the abolishment of ths arrl.-ultiir.il college' and various other funds, and that ths amounts be arranged so H at they can be paid out of the general fund at any time. He Hri PiV Jfl 1 TO MONEY SAVEI THI OLDEST TUT COMPANY! IN OMSOON." I Wilt par r east Interest as) , as mm a Cart IS lei of Pililt te ran t alra most mi siraignt rot mail ac face IM upward! we taeae our Oeaaaaa Cartts- aataa or Paaoalt ta roa for a iraara. at e par eaat, as asuel easaaae attack. I aas a ef IMS new area , aw Sp l il nl c art! Bastes ef Paretic paraauo.ee says' aaB wNk taterest M Wl wal- at 4 ear eaat 1 eertea M ur keek ef which wa win Maw retell easts a ear saruupj aVapaaeaaeat. as tar .per eeat Jaitraet. c jinapcssisn seHelt- All a aal tat tare a o-. eff ISC Thire Street. 1. COItBJW at. lmw run 1 o sou finds objection In that these funds havs to be always on hand while other funds are out of money. ' "A multiplicity of funds." he says, 'is a source of extra work frequently hold ing up money needed for other purposes,' and when disbursed through other chan nels than this office, as other expenses of the stats government, they are not always accounted for." Among his estimates for the expenses of the state government during the com ing two years there appears $10,000 for stats fair premium list, and all the gen eral expenses as provided by law, and he says, "while the estimated amount of revenue required for stats purposes for ths yesr 1101 to be apportioned January next cannot be foretold with any absolute certainty, the probabilities are that It will exceed $1,000,000. due principally to the neceaalty of providing for the remainder of the appropriation for the Lewis and Clark Centennial ex- sltion snd to deficiencies in the ap Dprlationa for ths expenses of the asylum and penitentiary, and for public printing for the years 1903 and 1904, and to a smaller amount of receipts from miscellaneous sources." Mr. Dunbar says: "The removal of the mute school from Its present location to the corporate limits of the city has been urged, tha eatlmatad expense of which," tor new bulldinga and furnishings, la 170.000, and it is proposed that the buildings now used by tha school be converted to an institution for ths care of feeble minded children, or a reformatory for female Juvenile offenders." In a discussion of the Eddy corpora tion law which Secretary Dunbar com mends, he suggests a law providing for the dissolution of corporations that havs ceased doing business, by proclamation of the governor. Dunbar commenda the Inheritance tax law, and saya that it la working satis factorily. Of Insurance lawa he says: "I respectfully invite your attention to section S724 of our statutes, which provides that 'All orders or secret' so cieties and other benevolent, fraternal, co-operative societies, associated or In corporated for the sols purpose of mu tual protection and relief of members only, and for the paymsnt of stipulated sums of money to tha families of de ceased members, or for property of Its members only, destroyed by fire, and not for profit, are hereby declared not to be fire or life Insurance companies In the sense and meaning of the Insurance laws of the stats, and ars exempt from the provisions of all insurance lawa' This is a cloak which Is being used to cover impracticable schemes and foist upon our cltlsens fake societies organ ised solely for the benefit and Interest of thoae formulating the plan. Many in quiries are received for information in regard to tha standing of this clasa of companies, which tha department is un able to furnish." Secretary Dunbar renews his recom mendations for the enactment of a fran chise or gross earnings tax on quaal publlc corporations. In this connec tion he says : "A study of the question has led me to the conclusion, however, that ths method adopted by other states requir ing euch companies to pay a tax upon their gross earnings, tha same as In surance companies are now required un der our statutes, would bs a much mora simple and batter plan, and more read ily under tood and easily compiled with. "It is proper, also. In this connec tion, that attention should be called to the fact that companies owning and operating dining and buffet cars and steamboats, while engaged in currying passengers within tha state, sell liquor without obtaining a county or state license. As a measure for increasing tha state's revenue. I respectfully sug gest that this matter be Inquired into." Secretary Dunbar recommends many improvements In, and the insurance of the capltol building. Some space Is de voted to the Initiative and referendum and the lawa enacted thereunder, and ha makes some recommendations for slight modifications therein. He also says that all money received from the ale of state property should pass through ths stats treasury. The attention of the legislature Is called to the fact that the law requires that a census be taken in 1 905. and that If the statute referred to is adhered to strictly there will be much information left out of the census that should be gathered for the benefit of the state. Mr. Dunbar recommends that the secretary be relieved from duty In some of tha varloua state boarda which he is SANTA CLAUS IS HERE In all his glory. Our store is full of Christmas TOYS Many nice ones for only lOtV WATER SETS BERRY BOWLS SMOKERS' SETS Everything in China for Christmas. HAINES TEA STORE 170 THIRD STREET Phone Main 1706. Between Morrison and Yamhill now made a member of, and suggests the appointment of a stats board of control. MINNEAPOLIS HAS A $550,000 BLAZE i Within Sight of Spectators and Comrades Two Firemen Lose Their Lives. (Journal Special Servtre.) Minneapolis. Minn., Dec. 1 4 -At 10:10 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the Peck Photographlo Supply company's- house on Fifth atraet which coat tha Uvea of two firemen, injury to one other and caused damage to the amount of 1660.000 before it was brought under subjection. The building in which the fire started was destroyed, as was also the furniture house of Boutelle Bros. The firemen lost were caught be neath the falling walla of the Boutelle building. They were Jacob Miller and Joseph N. Fellow's. Jacob Miller was of the fire insurance patrol, and waa entering tha Boutelle building with a Una of hose whan he fell into an open elevator shaft. His comrades could not rescue him, and were compelled to witness his death from flames an hour later. Thousands of spectators saw Tony Wilson fsll four stories to almost cer tain death. Both his legs ware broken and hta condition is critical. Ha, with Fellowa, was on the fifth floor with a line of hnss, but was driven out by a burst of flames. Fellowa was burned to death before reaching tha wlndowa Wil son tumbled headlong to tha street. Before the flames from the Boutelle building died down they had leaped across tha street and caught in the buildings of the Nsw England House Furnishing company and the Powers Mercantile company. Both of these buildings suffered considerable damage. As soon aa the fire became threaten ing in ita extent tha fire department of St. Paul was called upon and sent nearly Its entire force by special train. Ths bosses are divided aa follows Boutelle Bros furniture house, 1200, 000; O. H. Peck's photo supply house, $60,000; three bulldinga on Fifth 'street and First avenue, occupied by amall concerns, all owned by Mrs. Irene Hale. $1 SO. 000; Powers' department store, on First avenue, damaged 1100,000 by fire, water and amoke. . TO CABBY OWXf mm RISKS. (Joaraal Special Service.) Toronto, r int.. Dec 14. At their meet ing here today the leading spirits of the Canadian Manufacturers' associa tion expect to complete the organisation of tha proposed dominion flra Insurance board, through which tha manufacturers will carry their lown fire risks. Among those sctlvely Interested la ths project are leading manufacturers of Vancou ver. Winnipeg. Halifax, St John, Que bec, Montreal and other cltlee. The association plans to place at once $1,000, 000 worth of Insurance on Canadian manufacturing risks at a figure that la likely to prove much below tha under writers' tariff schedula When Your Cold Catches You !.. Tl There I . JUdl I IICI C sa . IS HO HaL Va I Time to Wait. It is not a "little thing." It's a deadly thing. It will not " get well by itself " if you let it alone. Whiskey and quinine and such things brace you up for the time, but they don't cure you. Ask any intelligent doctor why you catch cold so easily. 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