Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 09, 1902, Image 1

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VOL. XLIL 1ST0. 12,894.
For 122 Years
Details Are Considered by
Lewis & Clark Directors.
President Roosevelt's Visit
to Charleston.
Has been the favorite whisky
among connoisseurs.
w' KS - "
YOU see yellow specks dancing before your eyes, you ever
feel dizzy on the street, you get up in the mdrning with a
dark brown taste and a raging sick headache . . . ..
BLUMAUER-FRANK DRUG CO., Wholesale and Manufacturing
Or, to be exact, T330.S62.S6L14, this represents the assets of the Equitable Life.
$71,59,937.86 surplus. Strongest company In the world. Rates no higher, security
much greater. Our latest policy Is the perfection of a life Insurance contract.
L. Samuel, Manager, 300 Oregonlan Building, Portland, Or.
Europeaa Plan:
Is applied to over one million buildings throughout
the United States. Made in forty different factories..
It is no experiment. Investigate. For information address
Phone North 2091.
Favorite American Whiskey
BLUMAUER & HOCH, sole distributers
Wholesale LIqcor end Cigar Dealers, 108-110 Fourth St
$5000.00 Worth of Fixtures
Now being sold at less than factory prices, rather than
move them to our new quarters, corner 6th and Alder.
Fire Sets, $1.75 up. Andirons, 90c up. Globes, 10c
up. New Style Combination 3-Light Fixtures, $2 00.
Special prices on Wood Mantels.
The John Barrett Compt
91 FIRST ST., bet. Stark and Oak.
We Believe It Will Pay You,
As it has paid over two thousand other people on the Pacific
Coast, to have your heating system installed by us. Call or
write and we'll be pleased to tell you why.
w. g. Mcpherson
Heating and Ventilating Engineer
"Ha! Ha! Ha! It
Tooth troubles
are progressive
and should be at
tended to without
delay. We aim
never to extract a
tooth unless abso
lutely necessary.
Our system of ex
tracting and crown
and bridge "work is
Absolutely Painless.
No dental stu
dents employed.
Both Phones: Or. South 229U Col. 368.
V ySVk;t mcmAt that era a eM fat ffc
The Pianola
An Instrument by means of -which It Is for the first time possible to play a piano
A few can touch the made string:.
And noisy Fame is proud to -win them;
Alas for those that never stog,
But die with all their music In them. . .
To such and their name is legion the Pianola must seem nothing' less than
an instrument of enchantment. . Free Recital Tonight.
M. B. "WELLS, Sole Northwest Agt.
C. W. KKOWLES, Mft-zv
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00. per Day
The Perfection
of Wall Plaster
Foot of 14tfi Street, Portland, Or,
Didn't Hurt a Bit."
238, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213 FAIUH3 1UILDIN3
Cor. Third an 1 Washington Sts.
Open evenings till 9; Sundays from 9 to 12.
HssssHslsr 7lJSassssssssD
This signature is on every box of the genua
Laxative Bromo-OuinineTabi
253-355 Washington St.
cor. Parle
Canvass for Stock "Will Be Extended
to the Stnte-at-Large Local
Subscriptions Raise Totnl
to $342,007.
Most xf the time of the Lewis and
Clark directors yesterday was devoted to
hearing- a lot of applications, most of
which pertained to features of advertising,
which it was deemed too early to em
bark upon The corporation Is not yet
fully organized, and most of the com
munications received are of a character
that can be acted upon only after the
framework of the celebration Is arranged
and the various departments of the enter
prise organized for business. Therefore,
all that could be done with the majority
of the letters before the body was to file
them. President Corbetfs appointment
of the standing executive committee was
confirmed and the design for the corpora
tion seal was agreed upon. Letters were
received from the Postofflce Department
denying the application for franking
privileges on printed matter advertising
the Lewis and Clark Exposition and
denying the application for a Lewis and
Clark advertisement In the post-marking
stamp of tne postofflce. The ways and
means committee was instructed to make
plans for a canvass of the state for sub
scriptions to the supplemental stock of
the corporation.
Director A. L. Mills sent the board a
letter saying that he was a member of
the Board of Public Works, which holds
a meeting every Tuesday afternoon at
4 o'clock, and that prevents him from at
tending the mecUngs of the Lewis and
Clark board that are held on the second
Tuesday of each month at 4 P. M. If
agreeable to tho board he suggested that
his letter be regarded as a resignation
from the body. A motion was carried
that the letter He on the table and that
the secretary confer with Mr. Mills and
other directors as to the hour of the day
that would suit them for the regular
meetings, It not being essential that they
should be held at i o'clock.
Conference 'With John Barrett.
A message from John Barrett was read,
saying that he would stop in Portland
on his way to the "Orient, In the Interest
of the St. Louis Exposition, and asking
for a conference with the Lewis and
Clark authorities in the Interest of both
expositions. Secretary Reed was directed
to see Mr. Barrett and make the arrange
ments for the desired conference. Mr.
Barrett Is expected here today and will
remain a week or more.
Invitations of the Lewis and Clark Civic
Association and the Columbia Valley
Board of Trade for this board to take
membership In those bodies were not ac
cepted, because -the funds of the JDewis
and- Clark .Centennial are not-dlvertable
ior oucn purposes.
Proposals Pour 1b.
Frank Leckenby, of the Northwest
Poultry News, hoped the board would
not overlook arrangements for an ade
quate poultry display at the Fair. C.
H. English advocated trees and shrubs
and offered his services, for a considera
tion. Adam Appell wanted the board to
adopt a certain design for a Lewis and
Clark button, making that the official
button, which he would place upon the
market. Edward J. Flnck asked that
tho board adopt a march rfe had com
posed as tho official march of the cele
bration. This was the third application
of that kind that had been made, and
It was referred to tho same committee
the others had gone to.
A. de Caprlo, the band leader, wished
an engagement to advertise the Lewis
and Clark Fair In the East by an ex
tensive series of concerts, on condition
that the board pay him $1000 a week and
railroad fares. The board should be en
titled to the net profits of this enter
prise. George T. Merton applied for the
position, of auditor of the corporation.
T. J. Pearson, Commissioner for Guate
mala at Charleston, filed his application
for the position of assistant to the director-general
of the Lewis and Clark Fair.
These drew out the observation that In
considering such matters at this time
the board was placing the cart before the
horse, to a great extent, because that
stage of progress had not yet been
reached; that the corporation was not yet
organized for dealing with those details,
and It was too early for them, anyway.
C. H. Mclsaac offered the board 5000 en
velopes, with a special design for the
Lewis and Clark celebration, for $23 50.
This was referred to the secretary to act
Franking; Privilege Refnsed.
Acting First Assistant Postmaster-General
J. M. Masten's reply to the applica
tion for the franking privilege for all
printed matter that may be pent out from
Portland for the purpose of attracting at
tention to the exposition contained the
Replying to your letter, I have to inform
you that the Postoffloe Department has no au
thority to extend the franking- privilege to any
one, such privileges being conferred only by
act of Congress.
Though the department had decided un
favorably on the application of Postmas
ter Croasman for the privilege of ad
vertising the Lewis and Clark celebration
on the post-marking stamp of the Port
land Postofflce, the matter had been taken
up with Senator Mitchell,' who put it
again before the department. Following
is Postmaster-General Payne's response
to Senator Mitchell:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt
of your letter of March 8, in which you ask
that there may be a reconsideration of the
application of Postmaster Croasman, of Port
land, Or., for the privilege of using the post
marking stamp to advertise) the Lewis and
Clark Centennial Celebration to be held In
Portland In 1005. In reply to your letter, I
have to advise you that, after a thorough con
sideration of the matter relative to the using
of postmarking stamps for the purpose of ad
vertlslng such enterprises, which was brought
about by a large number of requests for such
privilege, the department decided that It would
not be proicr to use mall matter upon which
the rate of postage prescribed by law had been
paid by patrons of the various ipostoffices
throughout the country, for the purpose of ad
vertising private enterprises (such enterprises
as are not National In their character). The
use of the postmarklns stamp for advertising
various affairs throughout the country for sev
eral ears past led to such abuses and was
the cause of eo many requests for the privilege
from fraternal organizations, county fairs,
business Institutions, fat-stock shows, horse
shows, etc.. that it was necessary to Issue an
order absolutely prohibiting the use of the
postmarking stamp for the purposes referred
to, except In the case of an affair of National
character, for which an appropriation by Con-
I grew has been made. In addition to tile rea-
sons stated, complaints have been made to this
office by different persons to the effect that
tampering with their mall matter was charge
able In some cases to the presence of the ad
vertising feature oftbejjestmarking stamp on
theenvelwe. , I -therefore, do T0$ think it ex
pedient to open the door to requests fqr per
mlMlon to use' the postmarking stamp for ad
vertlslng purpoes.
In a brief discussion of the letters from
the Postofflce Department, the consensus
of opinion was that it would be wise to
defer further proceedings towards getting
the privileges desired until proper recog
nition for the Lewis and Clark Centennial
should be obtained from Congress. The
president and secretary of the board were
directed to correspond with members of
the Oregon delegation In Congress, with
the view of ascertaining the best man
ner to proceed to get favorable considera
tion from Congress.
President Corbett announced the ap
pointment of the standing executive com
mittee as follows, saying that he had
named the directors not on the ways and
means committee previously appointed: H.
W. Scott. Paul Wesslnger, Rufus Mallory,
Charles E. Ladd, W. D. Wheelwright, A.
L. Mills and F. Dresser. The board form
ally approved the appointments.
Progress of Stock Subscriptions.
The committee on ways and. means pre
sented the report of its subcommittee, that
was appointed to canvass for additional
stock subscriptions in Multnomah County.
In the report Mr. Frlede spoke as follows:
"We have succeeded In procuring subscrip
tions to- 323 shares, aggregating $32S5," baking
the total to date $312,007. and leaving $137,033
to be raised. Undoubtedly other subscriptions
which have been promised to the committee
will be received by the secretary In due time,
but we are unabje at this time 'to estimate
the amount of them. This partial report Is
submitted to put the executive committee In
position to start the canvass focsubscrlptlons
in other parts of the state, which "should be
concurrent with the canvass in Portland. -We
do not wish to be discharged from the task as
signed to uh, and will, with the approval of
the ways and means committee, continue so
liciting in Portland with the purpose of raising
every dollar It Is possible to get.
On suggestion of the committee, the
secretary was Instructed to prepare a let
ter to the fraternal orders asking for sub
scxlptlona Mr. Scott spoke encouragingly
of the prospect of subscriptions from the
transportation companies.
To Raise Fasd for Musical Festival.
Director "Wheelwright presented a let
ter asking the approval and moral sup
port of the board for the presentation of
tho oratorio Messiah by the combined
choirs of the city abqut next Christmas,
the object being to raise a fund for a mu
sical festival during the Lewis and Clark'
fair, General Beebe, Archbishop Christie,
H. L. Plttock, Dr. Morrison, of Trinity
Church, and Walter F. Burrell appeared
as sponsors for the undertaking. The
board readily granted the favor asked,
adding Director Wcsslnger to the other
five to constitute a committee to have
charge of the matter.
Secretary Reed read a letter from Com
missioner Doscb, at Charleston,, saying
that be had learned that tho spy-glass
used by Captain Meriwether Lewis on his
expedition to Oregon was in possession
of Charles Harper Anderson, In Virginia,
and suggesting that an attempt be made
to get it for the exposition here. Mr.
Reed said he had written Mr. Anderson
about the matter.
Irrigating; Rio Grande Valley.
EL PASO, Tex., April 8. A colonization
company has been organized and will set
tle 40,000 "acres of land In the Rio Grande
Valley, below the city. Recent experi
ments have demonstrated the fact that
water can be gotten from wells with
pumps to Irrigate the lands at a small
cost. The land will be sold only to bona
fide settlers. These valley lands were cul
tivated for over 200 years until recent
years, but Irrigation In New Mexico and
Arizona has taken all the water from the
Rio Grande, which Is dry two-thirds of
the year, virtually making the valley a
desert. The valley lands, when Irrigated,
are as rich aa the famous Nile land and
produce the finest fruit In the world.
Extravagance in ArmyTrans
port Service.
IS JUST 'now coming to light
Favoritism Has Been Practiced at
San Francisco, and the Govern
ment Has Had to Fay
. for It.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The men In
charge of the transport service for the
Army have always maintained that Port
land and Puget Sound ports wore more
expensive than San Francisco. They can
evidently Ieam something to the advan
tage of the service by perusing the re
ports which the Inspectors of the Army
have made. These reports have hereto
fore never been made public, and it Is
easy to understand why the Army depart
ment did not care to have them given out.
They show such a lack of management
as will amaze the country and will con
vince everybody that the transport service
has been In the wrong hande. Evidently
the claim 6f the Navy that the service
should bo under Its control 13 sustained.
The extravagance of .the Quartermaster
Department in fitting up ships at San
Francisco does not coincide with the
claims that city has always made that
Portland and "Puget Sound are too expen
sive for shipping points. There has evi
dently been a great deal of favoritism in
San Francisco, and It Is evident that deep
probing Is necessary in order to find out
Just what has been going on.
Belligerents May Be Supplied With
Anything but "War Materials.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The unreason
ing partisans, who are Insisting that
Great' Britain shall not buy mules and
other animals In the United States, evi
dently forget thatjt la essential for thlA
government to maintain the unbroken pre
cedent that belligerents may purchase
everything except munitions of war and
supplies for warships in a neutral coun
try. It Is pointed out by the officials of
the State Department that In case the
contentions of those who are trying to stop
the sale of supplies to Great Britain were
carried out in the future the United States
would not be allowed to supply any bel
ligerent. It Is also said that if England
and Germany were at war the producera
of the country would be glad to fur
nish both countries with not only food
products, but horses and mules and such
othv supplies as are not prohibited by
the treaties. Of course. It is well under
stood that most of the noise made in favor
of the Boers Is for party capital, and Is
used by the Democrats to criticise the Sec
retary of State.
Apprehension for Mltchell-Kahn Bill
in Upper House.
WASHINGTON, April 8. The fear is
exprsed among the friends of more'dras-
tlc Chinese legislation that the bill cannot
go through the Senate. In fact, some of
the alleged canvasses Indicate that noth
ing but an extension of the Geary law can
be passed. It Is probably because men
like .Piatt of Connecticut, Cullom, Gallln
ger, Proctor and other Republicans of
considerable prominence have taken a po
sition against the bill that this fear Is ex
pressed. Democrats from the Western
States are urging their party friends from
the South to stand by the bill, saying that
the more Democratic votes It gets the
more political capital It will be In the
West for their party.
Senator Mitchell, however, is not de
spairing. He said today that the Pacific
Coast bill will pass the Senate, although
It will naturally be amended In some par
ticulars, but not enough to destroy Its
force and identity. He says the pro
gramme Is to substitute the bill recently
passed by tho House for that now pending
In the Senate, when It comes to a vote,
thereby saving the second passage of the
bill by the House. In his opinion the wide
spread reports that the pending drastic
bill will fall are for the purpose of dis
couraging the supporters of the Mltchell
Kahn bill, but the effort will fall of Its
Both. Parties Divide Their Vote In
the Honse.
WASHINGTON, April 8. Republican
leaders of tho House were evidently sur-
prised that eo many members of their
party voted against the motion to con
sider the Cuban reciprocity bill. But
the number of Democrats voting for It
shows that the parties are divided and
that no political capital can be made out
of whatever action Is taken.
It will be futile for the Democrats to
accuse the Republicans of having sup
ported the sugar trust, when such a large
number of Democrats voted with the Re
publicans In favor of the consideration of
tho bill, who will no doubt vote for the
passage of the bill when It comes to
final passage.
The next test will be on the matter of
ruling out of order any proposed amend
ments affecting the tariff. It is believed
that on those votes the Democrats will be
practically solid, and that the Republicans
will almost solidly support the presiding
officer. Both Tongue and Moody voted
with tho majority today, while Cushman
and Jones voted In the opposition.
MacArthur's Testimony Before Phil
ippine Commission.
WASHINGTON, April 8. General Mac
Arthur's testimony before the Philippine
Commission Is going to be very valuable
for the Republicans -and for those who
believe In the retention of the Islands.
The Democrats will probably try and
break the force of his statements by cross
examination, but they will make very lit
tle out of him. General MacArthur Is
thoroughly Informed on every phase of
the subject and while he leans a little to
the sentimental side, which the De
mocracy professes, he at the same time
sees the practical side, which Is sup
ported by the Republicans.
No opposition on the part of opponents
of expansion can break the force of state
ments which General MacArthur made.
VenesHela Rebels' New Steamer.
PORT OF SPAIN, Island of Trinidad,
April 8. Three members of the Vene
zuelan revolutionary committee have
left this port for the Island of Mar
tlnlque to take possession of a new
steamer of 5500 tons, purchased by Gen
eral Matos, the revolutionary leader and
christened Guzman Blanco.
Banqueted by Lending Men of the
City and the State Today
He Will Go to the
CHARLESTON. S. C, April 8. The ban
quet tendered to President Roosevelt to
night at the Charleston Hotel was a fit
ting close to a day full of Incidents, and
served to gather together men prominent
In the affairs of the state, havlnjg solely
in mind a greeting to the President which
should prove the sincerity and the warmta
of feeling existing for him as the Chief
Executive of the Nation.
The hope of the President last night that
he .might see sunshine In the morning was
fully realized. The downpour of rain
which had marked the trip almost
from the moment of departure had ceased,
and the day broke with a cloudless sky.
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt were
early risers. At Summervllle, 21 miles
from Charleston, the party was met by
a special committee, headed by Mayor
Smyth, Captain F. W. Wagner and J. J.
Hemphill, who accompanied the President
on the remainder of the journey.
The President's train reached Charlestort
at 9:30 A. M., on time. The party did not
come Into the city, but left the train five
miles out, where trolley cars were waiting
to convey them to the naval station to
take the revenue cutter for a tour of the
harbor. The President's Immediate party
went directly to the naval station, where
they were Joined In a few moments by
members of the reception committee and
Invited guests from the city. A guard of
SO militiamen was stationed about the
approaches of the train, and stood at "pre
sent arms" as the President landed. At
the naval station 50 men of the militia
were posted, maintaining picket lines
about the reservation, and none was al
lowed within the lines except such as had
special permits.
Tour of the Harbor.
The President and his party were shown,
about the station and then were conducted
to the pier, where the revenue cutter Al
gonquin was In waiting. As the Presi
dent set foot on the deck the flag of the
Commander-in-Chief of the Army and
Navy was raised, and the jackles were
paraded, while a salute of 21 guns wa3
fired. In the stream the cutters Forward
and Hamilton were lying, and further
down toward the city the cruiser Cincin
nati and the training ships Topeka and
Lancaster. After the committee and
guests had gone aboard, the Algonquin
started on a tour of the harbor. Passing
down- Cooper River a fine view of the
city and the opening of the bay was pre
sented. The weather was perfect. There
was not a cloud in the sky, and a gentle
breeze blew from the ocean with Just a
bracing touch in it, not chill enough to
require overcoats.
Passing into tho bay, the Algonquin
camo abreast of the cruiser Cincinnati,
whose decks were manned with all her
crew, as well as the Topeka and Lancas
ter. As the President's vessel passed each
ship a salute of 21 guns was fired. At the
fortifications of Sullivan's Island the Al
gonquin was greeted with the same wel
come. The cutter passed out to sea with
gay streamers amid a chorus of guns.
After a little run to sea the Algonquin
turned about and re-entered the harbor,
passing around historic Fort Sumter
The President, accompanied by a few of
his party and members of the reception
committee, boarded a small steamer which
came alongside the revenue cutter and
were taken to Fort Sumter. A company
of artillery was standing at attention
when the President landed, and Immedi
ately went through a gun drill, the Im
mense 12-Inch disappearing guns being
manipulated In a manner to excite the
admiration of all. A tour was then made
through the fort
Wrhlle steaming up the bay luncheon was
served In the cabin of the cutter. Next
a short run was made up the Ashley
River, and then the ship was headed back
for the landing. Upon arriving at the
wharf, the President, escorted by a troop
of cavalry, "was driven to the residence
of Andrew SImmonds, where an informal
reception was held and a buffet lunch
served, after which ,the party was escorted
to the St John Hotel and a brief rest
taken, preparatory to attending the ban
quet at the Charleston Hotel.
The Banquet. .
The banquet-hall was a bower of roses,
pinks and emllax, artistically arranged,
while loosely strewn, over the tables were
thousands of violets. Over 300 specially
invited guests were present.
Mayor Smyth welcomed President
Roosevelt to Charleston, and the Presl-
(Concluded on Third Page.)
The House's first vote on Cub in reciprocity
showed both parties dHlded. Page 2.
The House Democratic caucus was without re
sult. Page 2.
Cullom spoke against and Perkins and Patter
son for the Chinese bill in the Senate.
Page 2.
Major "Waller said General Smith commanded
him to kill and burn. Page 3.
Cholera Is- Increasing In the Islands. Page 3.
Irregularities In the transport service. Page 3.
President Roosevelt Is at Charleston. Page 1.
"W". T. Stead writes or the alms and views of
Cecil Rhodes. Page 5.
The Manchurlan treaty was signed at Pekln.
Page 6.
Fighting between Christians and Turks Is re
ported In Northern Turkey. Page 5.
Pacific Coast.
Lower Columbia River fishermen protest
against fixed gear. Page 4.
Clackamas fusion forces name county ticket
Page 4. -
Canadian Government will enlist 2000 men for
South Africa. Page 4.
Steamship Maria" will clear today with big
cargo for Vladivostok. Page 10.
Three grain ships to finish loading today.
Page 10.
Scarcity of sailors In San Francisco. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Lewis and Clark directors discuss plana for
fair. Page 1.
R. D. Inman declines to be Democratic candi
date for Mayor. Page 12.
Democrats discuss planks for their "state plat
form. Page 8.
Eastern manufacturers look to Portland for
locations. Page 10.
Board of Public "Works decides to open Chap
man street Page 12