THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER II, 110. PEOPLE ARE AWEARY OF DELAY ON BRIDGE Two Weeks Have Passed Since the Structure Over the River at Morrison Street Was to Have Been Finished and Still Its Completion Not in Sight. SERIOUS INCONVENIENCE TO The Committee Which Is Investigating the Condition of the Work Has Not Yet Got Ready to Report, and Hope Deferred Making Many Hearts Sick. December placidly glides toward It clue, nearly two full weeka having passed since the date when the Morrison street bridge should .have been com pleted, and the enormous east side traf fic tumultuously pours around the ob struction of a closed highway. "How long, oh executive boardT" la a popular prayer. Winter's winds and rains descend, and the beautiful struc ture of patience has fallen, for It was budded upon faith that one contract at least would be finished within the time specified. Each morning and evening there la gnashing of teeth and Impreca tions upon the powers that are en throned In the city hall. Where the dis jointed course of traffic exposes the multitude to the Inclemencies of the weather at First and Washington streets and Grand avenue and East Burnaido streets, the moist air steams with ana themas. But hope has not departed, for a com mittee Is investigating. December 1 the Pacific Construction company asked for a 0-days' extension of time. That waa a half month ago, when a commit tee was appointed, consisting of the bridge committee of the executive board and the city attorney. Backed by The stem conditions of the city's con tract, wherein it is specifically and em phatically set forth that time Is an es sence of the agreement, and Instructed by the executive board to listen to the arguments of the contractors for fur ther time, this committee is on duty. The meport Will Be Made. There Is comfort in this fact to the woman whose skirts are drenched or who bravely swims to transfer cars. Also the sunny eaatslder of the mascu line persuasion checks his ague In the open car as he crosses Burnstde bridge, end finds comfort in the fact that a com mittee is Investigating. None so cap tious but says a report will be made. Time ia not necessarily an esssnce of such reports, for there are many years ahead of the east aide throng In which to gather sunbeams of Joy. "To accommodate the traffic, as per your order of February 1. we were de layed three weeks at that time." aaltb the petitioner for time. "Because of the unusually long period of medium high water in the early part of the year it waa impossible for us to da the pier work, and early construction was de layed several weeka; for that reason and the tact that you did not want us to proceed to tear up the old structure then, stopping team and passenger traf fic In this connection we would say that, as you era aware, we have been to unusual pains to accommodate the pas senger traffic having allowed the peo ple to use the bridge many times during the progress of the work at the expense of us and delay In the work. us I far Delay. "There waa a considerable season of delay when we were stopped by the United States government authorities during the time that the matter of ar rangement of width of the opening for navigation was under discussion and consideration. WILL LEAGUE DROP THE NORTHERN CITIES? All Sorts of Rumors at Annual Meeting Regarding Re organization. (Jaarnal Special Service.) San Francisco, Dec. 16. The annual meeting of the Pacific Coast league, the first session of which will be held to night, promises to be a moat im portant history-making organisation. All the magnates are in the city, each primed with propositions of a nature that will demand a thorough threshing out. The awarding of the pennant will be a fruitful topic of discussion, and may resolve Itself into an acrimonious debate. WhatvPresident Bert's decision in the matter will be he refuses to make known, but admits it will un doubtedly result In considerable warm talk. The next most important subject is the possible rearrangement of the circuit, the disposition of part of the California clubs to break away from the northern cities being given addi tional support this morning by the ap- THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL Few reopls Know Row Us.ful it la In Nearly everybody knows that char coal la the safest and most efficient dis infectant and purifier in nature, but few realise ita value whan taken Into the human system for the same cleans ing purpose. Charcoal la a remedy that the mom you take of it the better: it la not a drug at all, but simply absorbs the gases and impurities always present In the stomach and intestines and car rise them out of the system. charcoal sweetens the breath after smoking, drinking or after eating onions and other odorous vegetables. Charcoal effectually clears and 1m- f roves the complexion. It whitens the eeth and further acts as a natural and eminently safe cathartic. It absorbs the injurious gases which collect In the stomach and bowels; it disinfects the mouth and throat from the poison of catarrh. All druggists sell charcoal In one form or another, but probably the best charcoal and the most for the money Is in Stuart's Charcoal Loxenges. they ape composed of the finest uowdervd Willow charcoal, and other harmless antiseptics In tablet form, or rather in the form of large, pleasant tasting los engea. the charcoal being mixed with honey. The dally use of these losenges will soon tell In a much Improved condition of the general health, better complex -Ion. sweeter breath and purer blood, and the beauty of it is. that no possible harm can result from their continued use. but on the contrary, great benefit. A Buffalo physician, In speaking of the benefit of charcoal, says: "1 advise Stuart's Charcoal Iosenges to all patients suffering from gas In stomach snd bowels, and to clear the complex Ion and purify the breath, mouth and throat: I also believe the liver Is greatly benefited by the dally use of them; thev cost but twenty-five rents a box at drug stores, and Although In some sense a patent preparation, yet I believe I get more ana better charcoal In Stu art's Charcoal l,oenea than In any of the ordinary charcoal tablets," EAST SIDE RESIDENTS We are entitled at least to aa much of an extension of time aa we now ask, to enable ua to complete all the extra work, which haa been arranged for since the original contract waa made." So argue the contractors. All of this is skid and submitted in view of the original binding agreement that the work must be done by December 4 Em phasising this condition, a penalty of $60 a day la prescribed for "each and every day" beyond that time, and the con tractors are told that the city of Port land haa entered into an agreement with the City and Suburban Railway com pany binding the builders of the bridge to pay that company $300 a day for each and every day over to days that the Morrison street bridge Is closed to their cars. The Committee Is Investigating. Whether the railway company Intends to hold the city to this obligation, or whether the conditions of Interference saving the builder from liability will be Interpreted to apply, are not known yet. But the committee Is investigating and there is assurance that a report will be made before the expiration of the time aaked as extension. In the petition to the executive board aaktng for leniency in enforcing the con tract, the bridge company offers the de lightfully vague comfort that "we will have the bridge open for traffic within a very short time, and we will use every reasonable effort to complete the entire work at the earliest possible date, but it will probably take the time asked for tb entirely oomplete all the work covered by the original contract and the additions thereto. We win have the work so far along within a few days now that we will be able to allow street car traffic to be resumed, and will rush work with all possible haste, so that team and foot passengers can use the bridge within a very short Urns there after." SswJW Wot: Appeal to Public This was penned about December 1. The swing span superstructure la now Incomplete, one end not having been erected yet. The excuses advanced by the con tracting company do not appeal to the discommoded public. The order to ac commodate traffic seems to be In har mony with the spirit of the contract, and should not cause delay beyond the period contemplated when bidding. If the bridge was to be kept open to street car trafflo all of the time save so days, pedestrians could easily be accommo dated during the same period. The long period of medium high water Is regarded as a condition that should have been computed In bidding. Brief delay la thought legitimately possible while the width of the steamboat channel waa under dlacusalon. All additions are not thought by engineers to involve mate rially greater time for completion, aa they supplsnt other work In two In stances, and the third addition la to be made after the bridge la practically finished. pearance of a delegation from San Jose and Fresno, who are anxious to have clubs In their cities, either aa members of an eight-club circuit or as success ors to the northern cities. The Spo kane delegation is working hard to get one 'of the northern franchisee, or a place in the eight-club circuit. The larger circuit ia not meeting with much favor, but sentiment has not yet suffi ciently crystallised to forecast the ac tion of the magnates. Talk of trades have not yet begun. Bert, who undoubt edly will be elected to succeed himself, expects the meeting to last four of five days. SEATTLE TO WELCOME BIG SHIP MINNESOTA (Special Utapateb te The JesrsaL) Seattle, Dec. It. All arrangements have been completed by the chamber of commerce for the welcome of the Oreat Northern Steemahip. company's big ves sel Minnesota, which reached San Fran cisco yesterday en route here, to go on the oriental run. The Pacific Coast company has ten dered the chamber of commerce the use of any one of Ita boats in the har bor on the date the big steamer la to arrive. Invitations have been Issued to business men of the city and they will be taken to Port Townaend on the boat to await the arrival of the Minnesota at Quarantine. When the big sea monster is ready to leave for Seattle the welcoming delega tion will go alumni and return with her. On arrival hers a public demonstration will be given at the dock and in the evening a banquet will be given the offl cera of the ahlp and of the company. The date for her arrival here is not yet fixed and neither is It known whether or not James J. Hill, father of the Min nesota and her alster ship Dakota, will be here. He haa wired he will If busi ness will permit. WEBF00T CAMP WILL PRESENT GOOD PROGRAM Webfoot camp, W. O. W.. will cele brate Its fourteenth anniversary tomor row evening at its hall. Tenth and Wash ington streets. The program will be in charge of the Western Academy of Music and the public Is invited to at tend. The next concert will be held at the Oeorge Washington camp on Tuea day. December 20, at the same hall. To morrow's program follows: Selection, Webfoot camp orchestra; phino solo, Miss Alice Sweeny; messo slto solo, "May Time," Speaks, Miss Mae Breslln; soprano solo. "L'Ete." Chamln ade. Miss Alice Sweeny; address. Neigh bor Governor Oeorge E. Chamberlain; cornet solo, Craig Baker; baritone solo, "I Envy the Bird." J. Adraln Kpptng: reading, William M. Raamua; selection Western Academy Glee club, first so prano, Mre. T. L. Perkins, Miss Eva Wells, Miss Alice Sweeny, Miss Reatha Fowler; second sopranos, Mrs. Ralph Davis, Miss Olga Johnston, Miss Bertha Royal; first alto. Miss Mae Ureal In; Miss Maud K mm In ham, Miss Laura Halll man: second alto, Miss Petronella Con nolly, Miss Rose Schwlnen, Miss Mabel Allbright, Miss Teresa Relster; accom panist. Miss Mollis Reynolds. COURT FEELS THAT HE WAS INSULTED So Informs Attorney Lord Who Said Hogue Was Prejudiced Against Client. LAWYER AND JUDGE HAVE A VERY HEATED ARGUMENT Contumelious Advocate Retorts Warmly, and Smilingly Leaves the Judicial Presence. Attorney Charles F. Lord insists that It Is a farce. Police Judge Hogue re fuses to see any but the aerious side. The dramatic critic would probably call it a aerlo-oomedy. Act 1 waa witnessed in the police court yesterday, and Act 1 this morning. The third and probably the concluding act will be seen tomorrow morning, the cast remaining the same To Hons is Attorney Lord's oitent. The Mongol Is accused of having been In aa opium den with Ruth Delano, aged 10 yeara. Declaring Judge Hogue had ex pressed an opinion that the Chinese waa guilty, and that a trial would be a farce, Attorney Lord was rebuked by tne court yesterday and left the court room. He made his appearance again tnls morning. "Mr. Lord," sternly said Judge Hogue. '1 think you offered the court an insult yesterday by the language you used But as if that were not enough, you walked out of the court room and deserted your client. The statement has been made that bis bail of $100 haa been forfeited. That Is sn error. His ball has not been forfeited." "That la what I am here for," answered the lawyer. "I understood the ball had been forfeited. This court cannot for feit the ball, but must try the case." Judge Hogue said that as no other court could try the case, he would hava to request Attorney Lord to get another lawyer to appear for the Chinese. "I don't Intend to give this Chinese the 'worst of it' because of the sins of his counsel," emphatically stated the court "We will set tomorrow for trial." i'l have, instructed my client not to appear for trial; It would be useless," coolly .volunteered the attorney. Judge Hogue set for a moment speech less. Then he turned to Bailiff Oolta. "Mr. Oolta, have a warrant Issued for the arrest of this Chinese and bring him Into court." This court cannot declare the ball forfeited, and it cannot have the Chinese brought in on a bench warrant." Inter jected the lawyer. "The court must re member this is a misdemeanor offense." "Well. 1 will set tomorrow for trial. If neither your client nor yourself Is present I will find some way of getting htm Into court you may depend on that." replied the court, setting his Jaw hard. "Very well," smilingly retorted Mr. Lord, as he walked out of the court room. It may be seen, therefore, that whether It la comedy or pure farce, the final act, as alleged, appears billed, for the police court boards tomorrow morning. Ad mission free. .Reserved seats only for defendant and ounsel. FIGHTS TO THE LAST (Continued from Page One.) .(mil.. .tnflM The altuation is daily growing more serious, and the government Is alarmea. The situation in the far eaat la of the - i - . .. ,H MAitla nf the can- ltal? but in the provincial districts the war nas sunsiaea iuio a i. unu.i j place and the population Is rapidly di viding into two classes, one of which' atanda for the government and the other loudly demands "Free Russia." In the meantime war bulletins from the far east are scarce. The situation at T2n r. Irllinr I -1 , V, o T lltlknrtWn to Offl- claldom, or kept from the public. The reports rrom MUKcien are entirely oi av perfunctory nature, containing nothing regarding positions, movements, plans or actions. The offensive movement which It was thought Kuropatkln was planning seems to have been dropped, and the army has apparently settled Into Its winter quarters. FIRST STEP TO FIGHT OPEN SHOP SYSTEM (Journal Special Berrta.) New Tork, Dec. it. The first step In the campaign .of the labor unions sgatnst the open shop is to be taken by the International Carriage and Wagon Mak ers' union, which organisation held a special meeting in this city today for the purpose of planning the fight. It was deemed fitting that the lnltatlve should be taken by this union for the reason that President D. M. Parry of the National Manufacturers' association Is a carriage and wagon manufacturer and, according to the unions, is making special efforta to make the open shop general In his trade all over the coun try. The union does not propose for the present to take any action looking to a general strike, but will bend Its efforts toward perfecting and strsngthenlng Its organisation. To thla end an army of organisers will be sent to every large city. There are 66.000 carriage and wagon workers In the United States, of whom only 16.000 are at present organ ised. CHRISTMAS CAUSES P0ST0FF1CE RUSH Holiday business at the local post office Is growing by leaps and bounds. Postmaster John Mlnto this morning stated that laat Tuesday the receipts st the stsmp window were over 111.000, while the receipts for the same date last year were only 11,000. "We are simply head over heels In work." said Mr. Mlnto, "but ths depart ment has been very kind to us In the matter of extra help. This office haa been allowed 160 days for extra clerk hire; that Is, 16 additional clerks for 10 days, and 110 days for extra carri ers. Next Monday the new clerks will begin their work, snd a few days later the additional carrlera will take up their bundles; several more mall wagons will also bs used during) the present holiday season." to oao. 1 Journal Special Service. ) Washington, D. C, Dec. ,11. A con vention of carpet cutters, lsyers and measurers met In this city today with delegates present from varlnns parts of the 1'nlteU States and Canada. It la the purpose of the convention to organ ize an international union of carpet workers, with headquarters in Washing ton. Preferred Stock Canned Steeds. Allen Lewis' Bsst Brand. Portland's Largest, Foremost Store SUPPLEMENT TO MAIN ADV. ON THE OPPOSITE PAGE The Useful and Sensible for Christmas Giving Suggestions of Savings from the Fourth Floor "Home-Finding Shops." COMFORTS AND BLANKETS. BIO VALUES AT LITTLE PRICES. COMFORTERS WORTH $3.60 FOR 2 n- Real downallne Comfort ers, covered with best quality sllkollne, very light fluffy and warm, regular 13 50 value; Econ omy price is, each. $2.68 110 75 FOR WOOL BLANKETS WORTH 11 (.00 Very finest snd best strictly all wool Blankets, in white, extra large slse, regular $15 00 value; special at the pair f 10.75 $169 FOR WOOL AND COTTON BLANKETS WORTH $210 Plain gray wool and cotton mixed Blan kets, full slse, regular $1.(0 value, for, the pair f 1.69 COTTON BLANKETS WORTH $1.75 FOR 11.18 Extra large stse cotton fleece Blankets, plain gray with pink or blue borders, our $1.75 value, for, pair $1.18 AN ECONOMY SPECIAL IN RUOB. RUGS WORTH $2.60 FOR $1.65 All wool double faced Smyrna Rugs. 80x60 Inches In slss, fringed ends, our 12.60 value, for, -each 91.85 An Attractive Art Special For Friday's "Economy Bale" Sec- ond-FJor Annex Art Shop. Hungarian and Slovak Hand-Embroidered Pieces in round or square Dollies. Centerpieces, Lunch Cloths and .Scarfs, materials old blue and cream linen Prices from Special . . . . . ..16c to 17.00 ...lTe to M.oT DAINTY FANS. An attractive array of Black and Colpred Fancy "Fans, some of gause. some of satin, with painted floral , designs Our 11.00 value for, each 50 Our 11.60 value for, each 75 Our 12.00 value for, each. . . 81. OO Our 12.60 value for. .each. . . $1.25 Our 11.00 value for, each $1.50 BRIGADIER WHITSIDE DIES AT WASHINGTON Prominent in Frontier Indian Wars and Campaign in Cuba. (Joaraal Special lerrlea) " Washington. Dec. 16. Brigadier-General Samuel M. Whltslfle, retired, who commanded the department of Santiago In the Spanish war, died In this city to day. He waa retired June I, 1102. Samuel Marmaduke Whltslde waa born January 9, lltl, at Ontario, Canada. Ills early school days were passed In ths normal school of the town of his birth, and he graduated from Coreyvllle acad emy. New York. He entered the service of the United Btstea army In llll with the Sixth United States cavalry, with which he served until the close of the civil war. For more than 16 years after this he waa a conspicuous figure in the fron tier and Indian wars. In the month of December. 1110, be captured Big Foot and his band of 400 warriors, and the day following this capture participated in the battle of Wounded Knee, in which one officer and 21 men were killed and two officers and 17 men wounded. In this affray nearly 100 of the Indians were killed and the others captured or wounded. IMPORTANT WITNESS MAKES HIS ESCAPE Unless the police succeed In locating George Blacke, aged II years, who es caped from the custody of the Boys' and Olrta' Aid society, "Bob" Patterson and Bessie Smith cannot be convicted on the charge of selling liquor to minors. Though there are three persons at the Institution who are supposed te keep a watch on public wards placed In their custody Superintendent Oardner, Supervisor Kellogg and Traveling Agent Wilder escapes recently have been nu merous. Little Johnnie Walker eluded his custodians three times In one month, each time attired In girls' garments. Patterson and Bessie Smith were ar rested last Saturday night by Patrol man Baty. who asserts that he saw the boy drinking in the company of the girl in a curtained booth at the A. B. C. salodn, Fourth and Couch streets. The girl was taken Into custody, and Patter son's arrest followed by Instruction of Police Captain Moore, who was Informed by young Blacks that tt was Patterson who served the drinks. The. prisoners declared that the youth claimed to be of age. They were re leased on cash ball, put up by "Jack" Moore, proprietor of the saloon. At that time Captain Moore refused to permit the prisoners to talk to Blacke who was kept at the elty prison Saturday night and on the following day turned over to the Boys' and Girls' Aid society for safekeeping as a witness. BELIEVES CANADIAN CLIMATE IMPROVING The Canadian Pacific railway Is get ting material for a special folder to be Issued early in January, for advertising the Lewis and Clark exposition. "While It Is not to be expected thst the people of Canada will take the sa $f Interest that la shown In the ststes, our company Is preparing to do its snare In the effort to bring people to the Pacific northwest next year," said E. J. Coyle, assistant general passenger agent at Vancouver, B. C, who Is a visitor In Portland today. "Ws will begin sys tematic advertising right after the first of the year, and expect to bring many people to the fair." Mr. Coyle haa lust returned from a trip east, visiting St. Paul, Winnipeg and other points. In the face of John An nahd'a statement thst ha took a alelgh ride December 1 at Winnipeg with the temperature 1 below sero. Mr. Coyle la a firm believer in the theory that the HjFAUJNGWWmii si THE OREEN LIBRART BOOKS WORTH Ho AND lie FOR llo iThese books are well bound in green cloth, good paper printed In large, clear type. The list Includes the standard works of the best authors. Our 11c and lie values; special for Friday only at. each 18 CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS WORTH 26c FOR 14o Children's books, board bound,, four colored pictures and many others in black and white, all the ' leading children's classics In the lot such as "Little Bo-Peep" snd "Little Boy Blue," "Old Mother Hubbard," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "There Was an Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Puss In Boots," "Cinderella" and "Hey Diddle Diddle," our llo value for, each 14d Xmas Tree ALL-OVER LACES. At the Lace Counter First Floor. Pretty All-Over Laces, In black, cream and white, priced aa follows: Our 11.76 value at the yard.. . 884 Our 12.26 value for, yard $1.13 Our 12.60 value for, yard $1.25 Our 11.00 value for, yard. . . . Sjl.SO Our 11.60 value for, yard. . . $1.75 Our 14.00 value for, yard. . . . $2.00 Our 16.00 value for, yard $2. BO Our 17.60 value for, yard $3.75 Our 110.00 value for, yard $B.OO o FOR TURNOVERS worth 16c A lot of Lace Top Turnovers, manufactured to aell at 16o each, bought at a special figure; we give you the benefit, and tomor row during the Economy Sale we will sell them at, each 0$ BMART LACE TURNOVERS. A lot of Nsw Fancy Turnover Col lars, in Point Venlse, with front tab. Tou have paid I0o and 76o" for turn overs no better than these. We sell them regularly at lac each For Friday Economy Sale they are, each 19$ climate Is growing warmer. He claims the winters are not so severe there as they were when he waa a boy, and that In time Winnipeg will be a popular win ter resort for Invalids and pleasure seekers. FEDERAL COURT WILL NOT OBSERVE HOLIDAYS United States District Judge Bellinger this morning decided that December It and January X were not legal holidays, that Is, so far as bis court was con cerned. The decision waa an informs! one. and will not go In the court reports. Several well known attorneys were In court this morning, wishing to have cases set for trial. When a case In which James Gleason appeared aa counsel waa set for December II, that attorney arose and remarked that a state law had Axed that when a national holiday fell on Sunday, the following Monday waa a oourt holiday. "I do not see any reason why Decem ber II and January 1 should be con sidered holidays any more than other days." replied Judge Bellinger. "This court will sit on those dsys. I suppose that when a holiday falls on Sunday, the character of the day will cause all men to conduct themselves In such a man ner that they will be able to attend to business on the following Monday." "If your honor pleases, some of us might want Monday on which to cele brate," replied Attorney John M. Gearln. TO HELP BOYS' AND GIRLS' AID SOCIETY Christmas exercises under the aus pices of the Boys' and Girls' Aid so ciety will fee held at the home Tuesday evening, December 27. A musical pro gram under the direction of Prof. Good rich of 8t. David's Episcopal church, will be given, and gifts from a Christ mas tree will .be distributed among the children. There are now 41 children at the home At a monthly meeting of the society yesterday afternoon, attended by Mrs. Levi White .Mrs C. R. Templeton. L. L. Hawkins, F. E. Beach, Mayor Williams, Judge Gilbert, Dr. T. L. Eliot and Superintendent Gardner, It was re ported that generous donations have been received by the home from school children, especially from schools throughout. ih state. A club of high school students announces a benefit dramatic entertainment for the home, to be given tomorrow evening at Arlon hall. FINED FOR KEEPING OPEN AFTER HOURS On the testimony of Police Captain Bailey and Ceclle Brabon a conviction In the oaae of W. Close, proprietor of the Totem and Waldorf saloons, was ob tained In the police court this morning by Deputy City Attorney Fltsgerald, on the charge of keeping his places of business open after 1 o'clock In the morning. Judge Hogue Imposed a fine of 116 on one charge and postponed sentence on the other Indefinitely, be cause of a number of extenuating clr cumstsncee. A. Shapiro, one of the proprietors of the Mass, pleaded guilty to a similar charge this morning and paid a fine of 111. Fred Frits entered a plea of guilty yesterday to keeping open after hours and was fined 111. strsnoTBB OF (Jearaal Special service.) San Bernardino. Cel., Deo. II Sidney Jarvis and Arthur Swindell, believed to be the men who robbed the express car near Dagget and killed Messenger Roberts, were brought here yesterday from San Francisco, where they were ar rested. The two men were In a horse car ahead of the express car on the trsln which waa robbed." (Joaraal Special Service.) Cincinnati. Dee. II. Fire this morn ing destroyed the plants of the Ohio Beat company and the Anchor Tannery. Loss 1160.000. Booklover's Column "Booklovers' Lane" la strewn with thousands of splendid Christmas books suited for reading by all ages,- from the prattler who mixes her big "B's" with the big "R s." along through the stages of life up to the gray and auatere professor who craves the deeper "ologys" and "Isms." Tomorrow's book news smacks of bargains. Artistic Booklets, suitable for Christmas remem brances. Including those of a religious nature and se lections from the poets Regular c, so, 10c, lie, lie, 20c 25c. too and 0c values; for Economy Bala only, at exactly HALF PRICE. Decorations GAILY FLUTTERING RIBBONS FOR CHRISTMAS NEEDS A lot of Narrow Fancy Ribbons, striped, Dresden and shaded ef fects, 1)4 to I Inches wide, our lie, lie and 20c values: special Economy Sale price is, yd 10d HANDSOME NEW VEILINGS. Swell Veilings by the Yard Black Tuxedo, Plain or Dotted Rus sian Net. Plain or Dotted Brussels Net, and Plain or Dotted Chiffon Net, some black, some white, brown, blue, black and white combined an assortment so vsrled that almost any one should be suited. Specially priced as follows for the Economy Sale regular 26c Mo 40c 60c 60c 76c 11.00 11.21 11.(0 11.71 $2.00 and $2.50 values for, the yard IBs) 184 Od 35 SO 38$ SO 68$ 75$ 88$ $1.00 $1.35 LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, lie FOR HANDKERCHIEFS WORTH 26c AND 85c A lot of Fancy Embroidered Hem stitched or Scalloped Handkerchiefs. In Swiss and Linen Cambric, best 16c and 16c values For Friday Economy Sale special at, each 13$ CHILDREN DROPPED INTO ICY WATERS Collapse of Suspension Bridge Oyer West Virginia River Attended by Death. TWO CHILDREN, A DRIVER AND THREE TEAMS DROWN Structure Fade Sixty Feet and Crashes Through River's Frozen Covering. (Joaraal Bsaelil Service.) Charleston, W. Vs.. Dec 16. With a crash that waa heard for blocks, the suspension bridge that spans the Elk river at this place collapsed this morn ing, precipitating 20 school children and three teams with their drivers to the ic, 60 feet below. All were rescued alive but two. Mamie Hlgglnbotham, aged 11, and Ray Humphreys, aged 12 years, were deed when taken from the water. William Woods, a driver, Is missing. It Is not known whether he escaped or whether his body la under the Ice. The structure was regarded aa being of auffilcent strength to withstand many. tlmea the strain to which it was sub jected when the accident occurred. The three teams were close together, while near by, in the act of crossing the bridge, was a bevy of laughing, happy school children, all Intent on their dis cussion of the coming holidays. Suddenly without warning the huge pile of Iron and wood plunged downward, breaking the Ice beneath. The laughter of the light-hearted children was changed In a twinkling to screams of terror, and they fought frantically as they struggled In the freezing water. The alarm caused by the crash aa the pile of debris struck the ice 60 feet below brought rescuers to the scene, and the work of taking the unfortunates out of the chilling stream was hastily com menced. In a short time all were on their way to their homes. Several were Injured, but tt Is not thought any more fatalities will re sult. C0RVALLIS MACCABEES HOLD THEIR ELECTION I Special Dispatch to The Joaraal.) Corvallls,' Ore, Deo. 16. Sheriff Bur nett Is seriously 111 at bla home with neuralgia Some anxiety la felt by his friends. Frank Hurt has Just returned from the ssylum at Salem suffsrlng with ap pendicitis. The Knights of the Maccabees elected officers lsst night as follows: Com mander, J. F. Irwin; lieutenant com mander, H. C. Mangss; sergeant, R. N. Adams; record keeper. W. L. Bharp; finance keeper. H. C. Mannas, chaplain. Vance Taylor; master at arms. Artie Starr; first master guard. Bert Newton; second master guard, John Kills; sen tinel, N. R. Adams; picket, Fred Davis; musician. Victor Moses Seymour Chlpman, an old resident of Corvsllts snd a prominent Mystic Shrlner, is critically ill at his home in this city. County Judge Walters Is attending tbs good roads convention In Salem this week. BERT 0AKMAN IS PLACED ON TRIAL FOR MURDER (Special Dissstefe to The JsaraaL) Hill shorn. Of.. Dec. II. The Bert Oak man trial waa begun today at 10 o'clock. Blx Jurors were selected before the regu lar panel was exhausted and ths court Fifth, Sixth and Washington Streets HolidayFootwcar At Bargain Day Prices THE "SHOE STORE ON THE FAIR WAY" FIRST FLOOR. What pleesed you more, as a child, than to receive a pair of new boots for Christmas? Do you remember the little copper toe tips that added td their looks (?) and wear? No toe tips these Chrlstmasea but shoes are sturdier. There's chil dren, too and grown-ups. Nothing but "GOOD SHOES" here, though the prices hint of cheaper sort. These values special for Friday MEN'S SHOES Here in box calf, enamel kid, patent colt and valour calf,, either Bal. or Blucher. with either extra heavy or medium soles and full round toes, 10 choice styles from which to eel sot Our 11.60 val. for, ths pair. $2.37 $1.25 INSTEAD OF $2.00 FOR WOMEN'S JULIETTES Women's Jullettea. with rubber heels, hand turned soles and patent tips, regu lar 11.00 value Economy Sale price, pair. . .$1,26 WOMEN'S 11.16 JULIETTES FOR llo Jullettea In red or black felt or velvet, fur-trimmed, our 11.16 value, for Economy Sale price, pair 63$ lie FOR MISSB0' 11.16 JULIETTES Misses' Red Felt Jullettea, fur trimmed, our 11.11 value Special Economy Hale price, pr $8$ BOYS' OPERA SLIPPERS WORTH 11.60 FOR 17c Boys Leather Opera Slippers, with patent collar, hand turned soles, our 11.60 value For, the pair 8T$ BOYS' SHOES OF BOX CALF Good, strong ones Sixes 11 to II, our $1.50 valae for $1.00 Blsee II tt to 1. our 11.76 value for $1.88 Slse IH to 64. our $2.00 value for $l.BO 25c FOR RUBBERS WORTH 60c Women's Storm Rubbers, best qual ity, our regular 6O0 value Economy Sale price, pair 88$ THAT SERVE A DOUBLE PUR POSE. First Floor "Toggery Shops" for Women, Dainty "flxln's" that might brighten the Christmas trees without losing any of their loveliness or utility as garniture to women's dress. We open a treasure box tomorrow better get your share. The Best Chriatmaa Moneij Toci Ever SJent to That You Invest In GOOD BOOKS The good book never dies. It Is- kept in the home or family forever, a con stant reminder of your friendship. Largest stock of books in Oregon 20,000 titles; 10,000 second-hand books. many not even soiled, at 10 per cent of new prices 101 Chatterbox SO Wizard of OS Sjl.OO Denslow's Paper Book 20c Ella Wheeler Wtlcox. Poems 7Sr Jsmea Whltcomb Riley. An Old Sweet heart of Mine SI. 5. James Whltcomb Riley. Out to Old Aunt Mary'a 9X.HH Bridge of the Oods, In cloth 75 Century Dictionary, moroceo.S50.00 Cray's History of Oregon S4.50 Encyclopaedia Brl tannics, vols S30.00 Encyclopaedia Britannlca, II vols. SS5.00 Our SOe counter eontatns many 11.60 books. Our 15 and 25d counters have values hard to beat. Hylano' Bros. was compelled to Issue a special venire. Oak man's sister, Mrs. Minnie Flgley. of Macomb, 111., la with him. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, the father and mother of the dead man are also present. Oakman ahot Bennett, hta former friend, last summer, having accused him of telling girl friends of his (Oakman's) being married. After the ahootlng he escaped to Port lahd and was later arrested at a Colum bia river cannery, where he had secured employment. BEAT SAM TOMORROW. The first comers Will get the best seats for the Oadskl song recital on Monday night. The box office opens at the Marquam at 10 o'clock tomorrow and the usual line of muslo lovers will be on hand promptly. The coming of the great artiste, Oadskl. has been eagerly watched for. and Portland people are expecting something they are aure to get a rare delight. Madame uadsxi Is one of the most charming of all con cert singers and haa not only her beau tiful voice but her gracious presence with which to enchant her audience. SINFUL NEGLECT How Is tt possible for a sane man with good teeth to destroy them through careless neglect! SOZODONT Is posi tively beneficial. It has made the tooth brush habit a real pleasure. SOZODONT TOOTH POWDER. the natural complement nf BOZODONT Liquid, Is a beautiful polisher, abso lutely free from grit end acid. Are you using if Tou ought to ha 1 FURMS: LIQUID, POWDER, PASTE.