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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1901.
-TO PUSH DRYDOGK
Chamber of Commerce Will
Send Man to Salem.
PORTLAND SENATORS FAVOR IT
Senator Inman "Write Stronnrly In
Its Support Chances of an Ap
propriation for the Buffalo
The Chamber of Commerce will continue
Its effort to get a drydock for Portland.
The matter was discussed at yesterday 6
meeting, and it was decided that Trustee
London should go to Salem in behalf of
the project. Letters from members of
the Multnomah delegation were read In
response to the request that they aid the
proposal for a drydock to be built under
the supervision of the Port of Portland
Commission. Senator Josephl wrote that
he is favorable, but desires a law that
shall guard the interests of taxpayers.
Senator Inman wrote:
"I am heartily in favor of the drydock
proposition, and have been an advocate of
it for several years. I have seen the
absolute necessity of It growing each year
more strongly, and you may rest assured
that this measure will have my hearty
support. I believe the majority of the
delegation are with me, and the only
Question is as to the best means of ob
taining the drydock. Some of the delega
tion are in favor of submitting the mat
ter to a vote of the people, but I fear
this would be hardly the 6afe thing to do,
not that I lack confidence In the people
when once they understand the situation.
I fear at this time that they do not under
stand It, and should they vote upon this
measure and lose It, the next Legislature
would hardli have the courage to take it
up. Therefore. I am in favor of passing
the bill at this time."
For Oregon Exhibit at Buffalo.
Letters were received from Senators
Mays, Inman, Josephl and Kuj kendall rel
ative to an appropriation for an Oregon
exhibit at Buffalo. Senator Mays said
the bill Is before the ways and means
committee, and added: "I have no doubt
it will make provision for the proper rep
resentation of Oregon at the exposition.
We cannot at this time afford to be
Senator Josephl said he considered $30,000
rather high, but he is favorable to an
Senator Inman thought $30,000 too much,
but If the sentiment favored an appro
priation of that size, he would not stand
In the way.
Senator Kuykendall, who Is a member of
the ways and means committee of the
Senate, wrote: "I cannot say what the dis
position of the committee will be toward
the matter, but my impression is that, in
seme shape, they will make an appropria
tion for that purpose. If anything is
appropriated. I believe that they will give
the full amount of 530,000. As you prob
ably are aware, there are a vast number
of demands upon the treasury, which will
be pressed by individuals who are per
sonally interested, and It makes it ex
ceedingly difficult for the committee to do
anything for what is purely public enter
prise. Personally I will do what I can
to see that a sufllcient sum is appropriated
for the proper representation of Oregon
President Hahn was directed to send a
telegram to United States Senator Simon
thanking him for his effort in behalf of
The Dalles-Celtlo canal and locks.
The committee on permanent exhibit
reported receipts of $2245 75, and disburse,
ments, $221S 04; balance on hand, $27 71. It
was the sense of the trustees that the
committee secure renewal of subscrip
tions to continue the exhibit at 246 Wash
MAY BUILD CONCRETE SILO
FotvcII's Volley Farmer to Try an
John Foster, w ho has a large dairy farm
noar Pleasant Home, reports that the
weeden silo, with a capacity of 60 tons of
ensilage, which he erected last year, has
been a great success. The only difficulty
has been that it Is not large enough. The
green feed which it contains finds favor
with the stock, and they cannot get
enough of it, and the contents will not
last very much longer. Mr. Fos
tar having demonstrated the ad
vantage of the wooden silo, Mr.
Simmons is now figuring on the erec
tion of a concrete silo, one that is prac
tically indestructible. The wooden silo
was not expensive, but will not last long.
Timbers will rot out, and It will have to
be rebuilt very soon. A concrete silo
would be expensive at the start, but will
never have to be rebuilt. Mr. Simmons
will probably conclude to build one of
concrete of larger dimensions than his
present one. About IB silos were built
in Powell's Valley last year, and there is
yet to be heard of a failure of any to give
satisfaction but all were built of wood.
Mr. Simmons' idea? seems to be new, and
will make a groat revolution In the man
ner of constructing silos. If he concludes
to build one of concrete, the experiment
will be watched with interest.
Fine Collection of Indian Relics.
At the Smith Memorial Church. Fair
View, the Archaeology Society gave an
open meeting and entertainment Monday
evening, which was well attended. There
was music by the members and the chor
us, after which a lecture was delivered
on "Arrowheads and Other Indian Rel
ics." Rev. W. T. Scott was in charge of
the affair for the evening. He was as
sisted by A. L. Stone. Miss L. T. Hlggins.
S. Johns, F. Conley and other members
qf the society. At the close of the enter
tainment the audience adjourned to the
Quarters of the society in the building
formerly occupied by the school, w here the
relics are on deposit. Here half an hour
was spent in Inspecting the collection,
wjttch is very full and highly creditable
te the organization. Here are four very
fine mortars, with their pestles, stone
chisels, hammers, and many peculiarly
shaped relics, which had been picked up
in the neighborhood. In the cabinet also
are the cooking utensils of Indian John
Casino. A number of valuable reports
and books have been received from Wash
ington, and placed on the shelves. The
specimens have a special interest for the
reason they have been gathered mainly
through the exertion of the members, and
also from the neighborhood. In the lot
there are several hundred, and they would
be of value In any cabinet. The society
also has a fair collection of arrowheads,
which are In the possession of Miss L. t!
Hlggins. secretary. Much interest is dis
played in the neighborhood, and the so
ciety has proved helpful In promoting a
social spirit, as well as in encouraging the
study of archaeology. Other public meet
ings are to lollow every two weeks.
Odd Fellows' Home Matters.
Within a short time the house and
grounds krown as the Riley property, east
of the Southern Pacific carshops, recently
purchased by the trustees of the Odd Fel
lows grand Idoge as an orphan home and
refuge for homeless Odd Fellows, will
come Into full possession of (he grand
lodge. As the property has been in the
hands of the court, some further legal
formality had to be gone through -with-be-fore
the tile could be perfected, and this
will oon be finished. Practically, the
grand lolge owns the property, and it
only remains to perfect the title. Port
land lodges gave $5001 toward the purchase
price, which was $8500, and this m&ney !s
being collected, and now Is mosMy made
up Subscriptions are being paid up rap
Idly, and there will be very ll'.tle If any
shrinkage In them. It Is expected to go
beyond the idea of a home for orphans, as
at first contemplated. It is intended to
have a hospital on the ground. .J-ged and
helpless members of the order will also
be cared for. as well as orphans. The
seven acres In the tract there will be
ample for carrying out these plans as fast
as may be desired. When the property
comes into full possession of the grand
lodge the work of furnishing the rooms
will be undertaken, largely by- the Re
bekah degree lodges. These will furnish
rooms In the building already on the
ground, and in this way the entire struc
ture will be well-furnished throughout,
and there will be no debt. If the farm
owned by the grand lodge at Falrvlew be
sold, as now intended. Improvements on
the ground could be made promptly. A
hospital building could be erected at one.
However, the Fain-lew property will not
be sacrificed. It consists of 100 acres,
mostly well Improved, and considered val
uable. There will be no great rush to dis
pose of It. The large residence on the
Riley grounds will serve as a home for
a number of years, and when the rpoma
have been furnished will be very comfortable.
Honored a Pioneer.
William G. Wilkes, a pioneer of 1845,
living near Rockwood. on the Base Line
road, was surprlsed-Saturday by 50 neigh
bors taking posssesslon of his house. It
was his E2d birthday, and his old friends
gathered to honor the occalon. Mr.
Wilkes came across the plains in 1845. in
a prairie schooner, from Virginia. He
has been a res.dent of Multnomah County
for the past 55 jears.
East Side Notes.
John Went Is still very sick at his
home, on East Washington street. He has
been ill since his wife died, a few days
ago, and was not able to attend the fu
neral. The remains of Frank M. Seely, who
killed himself at Oakland. Cal.. have ar
rived, and the funeral will take place this
afternoon at 2 o'clock, from Dunnlng's
undertaking parlors, under the auspices of
the railroad conductors' union.
MRS. MATTHIEU DEAD.
Came to Oregon In 1S3S, and Spent
Her Life on French Prairie.
Rosa Osant, wife of Francis Xavier
Matthieu. died at the family home In
Buttevllle, yesterday morning at 6:30, from
a complication of disorders following an
attack of the grip. The funeral will take
place tomorrow, and the burial will be In
the French Prairie cemetery.
Rosa Osant was a French Canadian, and
was born in the Province of Manitoba in
1E2S. She came with her parents to Ore
gon in 1S3S. when the family established a
home on French Prairie, In Marion Coun
ty. In 1843, she was married to Mr. Mat
thieu, who survives. Of their 15 children,
10 still live, as follows:
Phllamon (Mrs. T. D. Geer), Wilbur.
Wash.; Charles, Mrs. Clara Oulmette.
Arseno (Mrs. George Burton), John and
Lester, of Buttevllle; Rosa (Mrs. C. L.
Eergevln). Stephen A. and Miss May, of
Portland, and Ernest F.. of Stayton. Or.
Until a few weeks ago, Mrs. Matthieu
enjoyed robust health. Her mind was a
great storehouse of local history, and she
was the last resort of the people of the
neighborhood as to the facts of pioneer
experiences. She was a woman of admira
ble traits, and was much esteemed.
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Joseph Slossen. 39. Annie Newman. 17.
Harry Dlckman, of Pierce -County,
Washington, 38, Kate Fox, 36.
A. Frallo. one-story shop, Union avenue,
between East Morrisson and Belmont;
D. B, Cooley, one-story cottage, Hend
ricks avenue, between Prescott and Go
Samuel P. Wheeler, story and a half
dwelling, Clinton, between East Eigh
teenth and East Nineteenth; $1200.
February 11, to the wife of Isaac Rob
erts, 6S4 East Morrison street, a girl.
February 7. to the wife of William
Snook. 164 East Thirty-second street, a
February 7, to the wife of Robert T.
Miller S52 Mississippi avenue, a boy.
February 9. to the wife of Chris M. An
derson, 501 Vancouver avenue, a girl.
February 11. to the wife of James M.
Wllley, Jr., 365 Hancock street, a son
February 1. to the wife of Henry Mels
ter, 730 Fifth street, a son.
February 11. at 779 Johnson street, Ma
veratte S. Goodell, aged S7 years; broncho
pneumonia and Influenza.
February 10, at 215 North Nineteenth
street, Charles Patrick Henry Bacon, 77
years; diabetes, melletus and exhaustion.
February U. at 29 Kelly avenue, A. A.
Salvo, aged 1 year; erysipelas.
February 9. at 205 Sixth street, Catherine
M rurcell. 26 months; broncho-pneumonia
and measles; burial at Butte, Mont.
February 11. at Portsmouth. Rutherford
C. Burdick, 16 years; galloping phthisis;
burial at Buttevllle, Or.
February 9, at 726 Everett street. Frank
Kimball, of La Grande, Or., 46 years;
biliary cirrhosis; burial at Walla Walla!
February 11, at 572 Borthwick street,
Henry Emrick, 76 years; paralysis and
senile debility; burial at Corvallls.
John Nelson .at old St. Vincent's Hos
C. Connolly, 372 Burnslde street; meas
les. Andrew Anderson, at old St. Vincent's
C. Knight. 227 Sixth street; measles.
Walter Ackerman, 3S8 Fifth street; scar
Edgar McGlnnls. 571 Mississippi avenue;
Real Estate Transfers.
F. C. Gadke and wife to Albert
Bradwlck and wife, lot 6, block 1.
East Lynne. Februarj 12 $ 450 00
Sheriff of Multnomah County to H
S. Stone. 2 acres in Falrview. Jan-
uary 22 6 47
J. V. Beach, administrator estate of
Eliza J. Murphy, to Fanny Son
nenfeld. lots 1 and 2, block 4, Eliza, .
J. Murphy's Addition to East
Portland, February 11 450 00
A. Anderson and wife to Petronella
V. Orton. lots 15. 16, block 1. Rail
road Shops Addition, Albina. Feb
ruarj 7 1550 fl)
Sheriff Multnomah County to Anna
Herrall. subdivisions H and J, lot
3. block 4, Portland Homestead,
Februarj- 7 152s 43
R. M. Dooly, trustee, to W. L.
Green, lots a and 6, block 20.
Woodlawn, January 25 150 00
The Richardson Mnrder Mystery.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Feb. 12. It is stated
here on apparently good authority that
the Savannah murder mystery is at an
end. and the grand Jury now In session
will not Indict anyone for the killing of
Frank Richardson, the millionaire mer
chant. Mrs. Richardson moved here re
cently after being bound over to the grand
Jury on a charge of having guilty knowl
edge of the murder.
WHAT SHALL AVE HAVE FOR DES
SERT! This, question arises In the family every day.
Let u answer it today. Try Jell-O. a de
licious and healthful dessert. Prepared la two
minutes. No boiling! no baktnc! simply add
bolllns water and set to cool. Flavors:
Lemon. Oranj-e, Raspberry and Strawberry.
Get a package at your grocer's today. 10c
HOMER DAVENPORT HERE
HE IS OUT IK OREGON FOR. HIS
Wants to Visit His Birthplace at
Sllverton, Bnt Mnst Rcconnolter
Before He Goes.
Homer Davenport struck town yester
day for the first time in four years. He
quit drawing cartoons as he crossed the
state line at Nyssa, Malheur County,
turned over his stuff to the pcrtcr to
send back to New York and surrendered
himself to meditation.
He was . out to. Sllverton about tff o
years ago. but did not then get to Port
land. This time his object Is to visit
his old home again," but he Is edging
around and gingerly feeling his way to
the home tree so that he may know how
HOMER DAVENPORT, AS
to take the watch dog's bark when it
shall greet him. He says the old town
never failed to give him a good send-off
when he went away, but was not always
so demonstrative when he returned. But
this time he has special cause for mis
giving, because he wrote something about
the fiery methods of the town that ap
peared with characteristic Illustrations
in the New York Journal, and he fears
that the people haven't yet forgotten it.
That there Is good reason for these
fears may be Inferred from his story,
which Is as follows:
Davenport's Story ot Sllverton Klre.
Week before last the Sllverton Appeal
(In vain) brought news of another de
structive fire in Sllverton, Or., and this
news recalled to my mind other fires that
have caused great excitement In Chicago
and other great cities of the world. A
few years ago they formed a fire brigade
in Sllverton and thought their troubles
were over, but evidently they were mis
taken, according to the following story,
which ran at full length here and there
around the patent medicine ads of the
At 3:30 last Friday morning Dr. P. A.
Davis heard a noise and got out of bed.
He tnought it was some one coughing, so
quickly dressed and began to prepare
some pills, but It turned out to be the
popping of a fire, which seemed to be
burning In the old brick stores across the
street. The doctor yelled himself hoarse
giving the alarm, that being the only
method available, as the rope which had
hung from the belltower for many yeilrs
had been long since cut down, and was
probably then being worn by horses in
various stalls around the country.
The city fire department promptly re
sponded to the alarm, but without the
hose. They carried water In their hats
till enough buckets that would hold water
could be found, but the flames spread
rapidly and it was feared that the other
three houses across the street would go.
So realizing that an opportunity at last
had come to use the telephone, the Mayor
was persuaded to ring up Portland, 51
miles away, and ask for help. This was
at 5 o'clock, and the fire had spread to
the front of the stores, where it was
burning among the gents overalls and
raisins. The large plateglass doors, one
foot by two feet four Inches, were soon
to be broken by the cruel heat, which at
this point was leaping from cravat to
cravat In Its efforts to gain the front of
The Portland fire department responded
willingly. They had never been to Sll
verton and were anxious tocome. They
came with an Engine and a coil of hose
on a flat car, arriving at 8:30. In the
mean-time the town cows were hurried
away from danger, the chickens were
rudely rushed from their roosts and driven
into the open lots, and the few residents
who had bought sugar by the barerl were
rolling It out into the streets, where it
would be safe In the mud.
The Portland boys readily found the
scene of the conflagration, and with one
stream from the engine on the quiet ashes
of boots and calico and cedar shingles
they even put out the smoke. Before
checking the stream they badly lacerated
the only good building left In Sllverton.
namely, the bank, that stood across the
street, near a barn.
Now, what has become, of the fire de
partment they had In Sllverton long be
fore I strayed from its city limits? Sil-
verton had purchased six buckets, with
the letters "S. F. D." painted in red on
their sides, also an ax with a spjke in the
back of "the blade, which was gilded, and
a reel of hose- which stood In the shed
they called the fire engine house. Ac
cording to the account of this last nre
not even the bucket purchased by the city
could be found in the fire engine house.
Various residents had borrowed the hose,
which was an ordinary lawn hose, to
water their gardens, and some one had
.forgotten to bring it back. Some farmer
had bororwed the ax to split kindling
wood. The leather buckets with the red
letters on the side that had hung in this
old shed for years, waiting for a fire,
had been taken ard hung In parlors,
where artificial moss and flowers filled
them, so that when the fire alarm was
! turned in and the department reached the
shed the only tools for fighting fire they
found were some second-hand leather fire
helmets, which served to keep off the heat
while they waited for the Portland en
gine. As long back as I pan remember, no fire
Insurance company of any note would In-
: sure mucu 111 o.ivta lull, uvv;;j; iu inc large
' beards the residents wore, and, strange
ARTIST MURPHY CAUGHT HIM.
but trite, all of Its fires so far have been
causedby beards igniting and the flames
spreading from them.
Nearly 20 years ago Allck Ross, while
dressing a show window In his drug store
at night, allowed the candle blaze to
run up alongside of his heavy beard, and
as a result the angry flames leaped from
his whiskers into some overshlrts, and In
a moment the blaze ran to the cotton
goods, thence Into some tobacco and kero
sene and well, they rebuilt the city the
Since then almost annually some great
Are is narrowly averted, all seemingly
started by the same reckless use of whls-
kers. For a time an ordinance limited the
dimensions of beards to 5 inches by 10.
J but that law was hard to enforce, as free-
oorn Americans love free speech and also
free beards. The barber tried In vain to
Invent a chin wash that would not burn,
but several public tests showed this to
be a failure.
Something should be done. Sllverton is
handicapped enough without being com
pelled to rebuild every 10 years owing to
the dry season in whiskers. No city can
compete in this great struggle, no coun
try town can expect to have paved streets
and enjoy the privileges of a larger place
without first having protection from Are.
And it once had this, but it rested on
its oars, evidently watching the race of
other villages, while in the meantime Its
citizens were sitting around the post
office store whittling the Are hose, and
when the flames came they couldn't even
save the fire engine house.
But this will act as a warnine. as did
'the Are 20 years back. After that ruin
Sllverton boomed for six months. Men
shaved clean, and every day looked like
Sunday then, but they soon fell back Into
the old rut. and men who held candles or
smoked short-stemmed pipes without
grates forgot about the dry beard that
hung at the end of their faces, and, alas,
another ..great fire In Sllverton.
I haven't heard what was saved from
this last Are I do know that In the fire
of '81 only a bass drum was saved.
Z. Swett leaves tonight for New York
and Boston to make next Christmas pur
chases for the Meier & Frank Co. He will
be gone two months, and will visit all the
toy factories of Importance In the East.
Local Forecast Official Beals Is In Sa
lem, making arrangements for the erec
tion of a new river gauge at that point.
He will have the new gauge In working
order as soon as possible.
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. Northwestern
people registered at New York hotels to
day as follows:
From Portland J. Simon, at the Hoff
man. From The Dalles A. J. Tolmle, at the
From Spokane D. L. Klllen, at the
St Cloud; F. S. Merrill, at the Marl
borough. From Seattle C. B. Ford, -M. B. Mc
Cull. at the Grand Union; J. E. Chllberg.
at the Victoria.
You have tried and were pleased with
them.- They stimulate the liver, regulate
the "bowels, Improve the complexion. Car
ter's Little Liver Pills.
ELECTED FIVE DIRECTORS
MULTNOMAH CLUB HELD ITS TENTH
Report of President "W. M. Calce
Shoirs the Clnb Prosperous In
Finances and Membership.
At the annual election of the Multno
mah Amateur Athletic Club, last night,
five new directors were elected, as fol
lows: H. L. Plttock. F. A. Nltchy. M. D.
Poyntz, W. C. Dunlway, C. H. Bucken
meyer. Th meeting was unusually well attend
ed, fully 400 of the club members gather
ing In the gymnasium. The meeting was
called to order at 8:30, and the first busi
ness was the address by the retiring pres
ident, W. M. Cake. President Cake's ad
dress occupied about three-quarters of an
hour, and was listened to with the greatest
attention. He reviewed the history of the
club for the past year, and presented the
present situation In a clear and forcible
manner. His address was frequently In
terrupted by applause. Treasurer C. H.
Buckenmeyer followed with his report,
which showed that the club, although
owing a considerable sum. was on a sound
financial basis, as its assets were over $30,
000 greater than Its liabilities.
Immediately following his report came
the election, which resulted In the selec
tion of the above-mentioned directors, who
will serve for two years. A pleasant fea
ture of the evening was the reunion of
members who have been associated with
the club since its organization 10 yenrs
ago this month Out of the original 200
members about 60 are still In the active
class. They are planning to give a ban
quet in the near future to celebrate the
W. C. Dunlway, who has been carrying
on negotiations with the Olympic Club,
announced that on or about the first of
the month. Greenland and Ed Johnson, of
the M. A. A. C. would meet Bailey and
Buet, of the California organization. The
event will take place In Portland.
The retiring directors are A. L. Opson,
C. H. Buckenmeyer, J. C. Muehe, J. N.
Teal, and Lansing Stout. The holdover,
who, with those newly elected, will con
stitute the board for the ensuing year,
are: L Gllliland, W. M. Cake. M. J.
Canning. W. H. Grlndstaff, A. P. Walte
and A. B. McAIpln.
President Cake's Report.
President W. M. Cake In giving his an
nual report, said In part:
"At the commencement of a considera
tion of our affairs the logical place to be
gin Is to discover where we are. I there
fore present a summary of our liabilities
and assets, as follows:
Mortgage $47,000 00
Bonds account 1.59S 00
Overdraft 679 52
Emergency loan 1,000 00
Total $50,277 52
Club building $31,406 00
Cost of grounds 33,000 00
Unpaid dues (good) 1,324 50
Personal property 17,956 30
Sinking fund 350 00
Insurance, unexpired 62 10
Medals 35 00
Cigars, etc 19 17
Total $84,153 07
"This means that we have assets ex
ceeding our liabilities of $33,875 55. This Is
cost and represents absolutely true value.
All current bills are paid to February 1,
1901, so that now all those within the
sound of my voice may know to an abso
lute certainty our exact position, and that
we owe $X,277 52, and no more.
Club Cleared Over ?0O0O.
"Eliminating the several expenses in
cident to our building and moving, all of
which are ahown In the report of the
treasurer, and offsetting all other ex
penses by the current receipts, this club
has cleaied. net, $6242 63 in the last year.
This Is startling, but absolutely true, and
knowing that we owe- $1679, aside from
the mortgage. It is fitting to, In a gen
eral way, show what became of It. We
Mortgage $1,000 00
Interest 2,093 SO
Furniture 1,826 73
Lockers 1.102 00
Carpets 735 35
"And many other smaller items, which
went to consume our profit for the year,
all of which had reference to change in
"I do not speak of this, the best year
the club ever had, to reflect any credit
upon the present board. Conditions are
too practical for that, for, as a matter of
fact change assisted In the accumulation
of receipts, and deeper down than that, It
Is the result of long, hard years of vig
orous and unselfish work, which began
when the first board of trustees, by its
work inculcated Into the minds of the
members a spirit of justness and charac
ter, and which has continued ever since.
Another assurance of safety occurs to us
as we look into the future, when we re
member that ever since and including the
year 1897, the club has ended Its fiscal
year with debts paid and a balance in
Membership Has Increased.
"Let us go further; our active member
ship has increased In the past year from
4S0 to 527, but in fact 20 more, as there
were 20 or the active members trans
ferred to life membership. The Junior
membership nas increased from 124 to 266;
juniors of the woman's annex from 63 to
99; woman's annex from S7 to 101; life
members from 27 to 64. Suspensions de
creased from 46 to 25; reinstatements In
creased from 6 to 15.
"Taking all of these circumstances of
the case into consideration and evolving
therefrom the logical conclusion, I make
no idle boast when I s?ay that we can
look forward to the future with great
hope and confidence. In my opinion the
crisis In the club's affairs Is passed by
the maintenance of Its character and de
votion to Its original purposes, and that
the winged "M" will continue to stand
as heretofore, a synonym for success and
emblem of respectability.
Gifts to the Clnb.
"We have had some pleasant remem
brances In the last year of Interest In our
affairs. We received from Mr. Teal the
bust of the young Augustus, which with
its pedestal. Is an adornment to pur
reading-room. Louis Goldsmith had en
graved upon the mantel, the winged
"M", which Is an emblem that no one
who has ever belonged to the club can
forget. Wiley B. Allen presented a piano.
Mrs. Rosa Burrcll, Walter Burrell and
Mrs. Voorhees. In memory of a de
ceased son and brother, and member of
this club, Herman J. Burrell, presented
the furnishings of the turkish bath de
partment, and the memorial window In
"The stringency of the money market,
the necessity for the most careful care of
our finances, has resulted in obscuring to
a certain extent the original object and
purpose of this organization. We must
never forget throughout the different and
diversified character of our enterprises,
that we are an athletic club. No par
ticular character of athletics can be pre
eminent, whether Indoor or outdoor; but
the fact cannot be too strongly impressed
upon the minds of the members that all
of the various ramifications of athletics
tend toward the common resultant ex
pressed In our articles of incorporation.
The social features are Incidental rather
than primary. If you will consider this
matter carefully the statement must arise
to the dignity of a conviction that our
gymnastics, handball, bowling, baseball,
football, tennis and track athletics axe
the real fundamental and basic formatldn
and maintenance of the club. The cigar
stand, the reading-room, the social side
of the club, the baths and, therefore, the
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lockers, all follow naturally in the same
channel, but more than any other feature
and pre-eminently this organization de
pends upon its athletics. If this club ever
loses sight of that fact It will die.
"There are, of course, two extremes, but
I do not now speak of wasting money, but
of spehding it In the proper channel. It
Is easy to see where money can
be expended unnecessarily, but it Is
a wise man who will find the exact and
happy medium. If we do not expend
money we will have no business. If we
have no athletics we will have no club.
I have always been In favor of, and al
ways will adocate a liberal policy for
athletics, leaving it to the wisdom of the
members of the club to elect such men
upon the board of trustees as will control
expenses In that line In a sensible and
proper manner, and with a broad and
comprehensive conception of what we are
Success Dne to Athletics.
"As we look back over the past years
we cannot but draw the conclusion that
the underlying principle of success is our
athletics In Its various forms. In some
departments and In all at some times, we
have lost money, but I am taking you
back to the year 1S97. and from then on,
and if it had not been for football this
club would not have been in existence
"why did we purchase these grounds?
Why did we build and equip a magnificent
gymnasium? Certainly not to look at.
Why Is It that a sentiment which has
arisen to the dignity of law In this club
declares that no dissipation, such as
drinking or gambling shall find Its way
with us In our house? It Is because the
men who originated this club, while they
may have builded wiser than they knew,
established an Institution which, in the
natural order of things, was to become
a promoter of health and vigor. Gentle
men, we will never lose on that platform.
I would recommend as a summing up of
the policy upon this point for the Incom
ing and future boards, an aggressive, slg
orous and lively prosecution of athletics.
"I approach this subject with great care
and caution, but with confidence. This de
partment of the club has Increased In
membership In the last year from 87 to
103 members, and in dues from $942 75 to
$1133 50, an increase of $195 75. This de
partment of the club is self-sustaining,
and in my opinion Is one of its greatest
adjuncts, and Is included in the general
comprehension of the Interests surround
ing the administration of affairs as an
established part of the club. Miss Buck
enmeyer, the instructress, has been loyal,
faithful and satisfactory.
"Seriously speaking, I cannot pass this
subject without stating what has been
almost common knowledge in the minds
of the members of the club, that a little
flurry occurred concerning a certain pol
icy which the board of directors of the
annex pursued, and which has caused
some detriment to the club, and In which
the name of your president was used
blindly and in a startling manner. My
position upon such questions has always
been understood, and I doubt not that
statements to the contrary were not In
tended In an offensive way so much as In
a defensive way. and Inasmuch as we
now propose to live forever. It would not
be out of place from the position wmen
I occupy In this club, as Its presiding offi
cer, to state that we are in a sense a
quasi public institution, and the standard
of the right to membership should be a
person's character and standing In the
community, and nothing else, either re
ligious or otherwise, man or woman, boy
Treasurer C. H. Buckenmeyer gave a
detailed financial report, showing also the
full membership of the club as follows:
Active ; 627
Commercial and nonresident 57
Juniors, women's annex .99
PORTO RICO WILL EXHIBIT
Preparing; to Talce Part in the Buf
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Feb. 5. The
Porto Rican commission to the Pan
American Exposition was definitely or
ganized February 1. after the Porto Rican
Legislature had passed a bill appropriat
ing $10,000. and after the Governor, ac
cording to provisions of that bill, had ap
pointed the Commissioners Jose F. Sllva,
Jose Gomez Brloso and George W. Fish
back. Februarj- 2 the Governor appointed
an honorary commission of nine members
of the most prominent men of San Juan,
and also eubcommlsslons will take cer
tain sections of the. Island, to the end of
securing not only elaborate specimens of
the natural products of the country, but
a fine exhibit of the local manufacturing
The coffee, sugar and tobacco people In
tend to make an elaborate display of their
staple products, In the hope of making
Porto Rican cigars as well and favorably
known In the United States as the Cuban
article; and for Porto Rican coffee, to cre
ate a demand which will result In a big
business with this island. All the news
papers of the island have been commu
nicated with, and will assist In the propa
ganda. Spaces In the agricultural and horticul
tural buildings have been reserved for the
t . dimh o-rhlhtt. and It Is also the ln-
tention of the commission to construct a
typical kiosk on the grounds of the expo
sition, which will, be built according to
the style of Porto Rican houses. It will
bf made exclusively of Porto Rican wood?
and barks, and will be a faithful repro
duction of the "ranchos" that cover the
sides of the Porto Rican mountains. In
this kiosk Porto Rican. coffee will be
roasted and made and served free on cer
tain days of the week. A group of local
musicians, with their peculiar musical In
struments, tylll be taken to the fair, and
wl'.l probably give cpneerts In the kiosk.
The exhibit will be transported to New
York In the early part of April, and will
be Installed In the exposition grounds be
fore the opening of the exposition. May L
DODGE COURSE BEGUN.
Justice Bre-rrer Spoke on the Re
sponsibility of Citizenship.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 12. The re
cently founded Dodge lecture course, at
Yale was opened by Justice D. J. Brewer,
of the Supreme Court of the United
States. Hi theme was the "Responsibil
ity of Citizenship."
Justice Brewer was introduced by Pres
ident Hadley, who felicitated the com-
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pany of 1000 students upon the fact that
on so eminently fitted to speak on the
subject as Justice Brewer had been In
vited to begin the course.
Justice Brewer, by way of preliminary,
reviewed the Intimate relations of hus
band and wife, partners in business and
various other relations In life, pointing out
their reciprocal obligations. From that
starting point he developed the theme.
He found the chief danger to the perma
nence of our Institutions In the heteroge
neous population, "the leadership of men
Ignorant of their true character and the
chance that the populace, in a moment og
Intense heat and excitement, might over
turn the Constitutional institutions. To
fuse the heterogeneous mass into a homo
geneous whole wherein the great cltlzen
body shall become true to the standards
and principles of the Nation, as were the
founders, and as are the Intelligent mem
bers of the Nation, Is the work and great
responsibility of American citizenship."
MINISTER WU MISQUOTED.
What He Told the Reporter About
NEW YORK, Feb. 12.-During the
course of the banquet of the Silk Associa
tion of America at Delmonlco's. last night,
the Chinese Minister, Wu Ting Fang, who
was, one of the guests of honor, left his
seat and walked upstairs to the table at
which the newspaper men sat. He said:
"I am being quoted by Interviewers.
Yqu New York newspaper men are all
right, but you make my meaning in my
speeches and letters too deep. Many quo
tations are incorrect. Spme are so absurd
that I do not want to deny them. But
there is one Interview I do want to deny.
It seems to have been received with cre
dence. I refer to the Interview that mado
me say that I favored miscegenation. I
was wrongly quoted. I did not say that I
favored miscegenation In a general sense.
I was on a train to St. Louis, and a re
porter told me of a lynching. We had
some conversation which led to miscege
nation. X told him that the children of
white and Chinese parents or Caucasian
and Chinese parents mado the brightest
children. I said we had no negroes In
China, and If we had it would be good to
mix the races there, but In this country
it was a question which Americans must
decide themselves. I did not say I favored
City Franchises Taxable.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 12. The Mich
igan Supreme Court today handed down
an opinion affirming the judgment of the
Wayne County Circuit Bench that fran
chises received from the city are taxable.
The difference was In the case of the
Detroit United Railway Company, whose
assessment was Increased from $2,600,000
to $8,142,100, on the assumptions that Its
franchises were taxable. The railway
company applied for a mandamus to com
pel the Common Council to strike from,
the assessment rolls the sums alleged to
represent the value placed on the com
pany's franchise. The Supreme Court, in
denying the application, declares that the
propriety of treating aggregations of
property as a unit is as natural and proper
for the purposes of assessment as for the
purpose of sale, especially where the va
rious elements are so essential to the pur
pose for which they are combined that the
withdrawal of one would Impair the use of
or destroy all, for the purposes to which,
in their new form, they are adapted. The
mandamus asked for, to compel the strik
ing of the assessment from tho rolls, was
Kennedy Mnrder Trial.
NEW YORK, Feb. lZDetective Ser
geant Frank S. Price was the first witness
today in the Kennedy murder triaL He
told of going to the office of Dr. Kennedy
and there finding a check-book, from
which it was claimed was taken the
check found on the body of "Dolly" Rey
nolds. The. witness then told of the find
ing of the four other checks in the room,
three of them blank and the other filled
In. The defense objected to their admis
sion as evidence, and the Judge sustained
Vamoosed, Cleared Ont and Quit
"My first suspicion that coffee was
slowly killing me came from reading in
the newspaper the experience of a person
suffering from the poison contained in
coffee, and how he had been relieved by
leaving off coffee and taking Postum Food
I had for a long time suffered from, pal
pitation of the heart, indigestion, bilious
ness and Intense headaches and neuralgia.
If I did leave off coffee for one hour be
yond the usual time in the morning, I had
the most excruciating headache for the
rest of the day, but I made the change
from coffee to Postum without the slight
est inconvenience, by first having the Pos
tum prepared with a little coffee mixed In
it, then the next day a little less, and the
next day a little less, until In less than a
month I was having the Postum Simon
Pure, and the cook got so she could make
it so strong and delicious that I enjoyed
my Postum better than I had ever en
Joyed the old-fashioned coffee that had
been undermining my health and render
ing life a burden.
One by one, and day by day, all tho old
symptoms disappeared. A feeling of tran
quil strength and even temper replaced
the former unnatural conditions. Sleep
was complete and restful.
The change was so complete- and radical
that I could not doubt the cause, which
lay simply in the withdrawal of the
poison, and the addition to my diet of a
nourishing, healthgivlng, liquid food,
I can give the names of many persona
who have been benefited by the change
from coffee to Postum, and am never tired
of making converts.
How many times we hear people com
plain of this and that obscure symptom of
disease, and wonder what can be the mat
ter with them. In nine cases out of ten
It is due to nothing in the world but cof
fee poisoning. I am sure if all those who
have alls of one kind or another, serious
or trifling, would try the experiment that
I did, there would result an enormous ag
gregate of Improvement in health, and
coffee would take Its proper place among
the other poisons."
It is well for people to know that cooks
who first undertake to make Postum boll
It too little, and therefore do not extract
the flavor and food value. It is delicious
if prepared according to directions (and
that Is easy).
This letter is from the cashier of one of
the largest Insurance companies in the
world, who requests that his name be
withheld from print; given to enquirers by
the Postum Cereal Co., Ltd, at Battls