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EAST SIDE PROMOTERS TALK Directors Hear Elaborate Argrament From Various Chanipiona Xew Oiler for Location Xenr "Wil lamette Heights. 11 Tho cuestlon of a fair site Is yet 9 open. Tho City Park may or may not f , be chosen. The board of directors for , the fair has riven no slim of Its attl- i " tude towards this or any other place, " Advocates of larious sites yesterday ,,, presented reasons why their several lo- I n entitles should be favored. They ap peared to think that the report of the executive committee by no means lndl- t ,, catea mat tne nnai decision wouia oe for the west side of the river. The Lewis and Clark directors yester day afternoon listened three hours to statements and arguments for the various sites offered for the 1905 Exposition, and then adjourned until this evening. No site was selected, no vote was taken that In dicated the preference of tho board. Al most at the moment of adjournment a locality that had not been offered for the purpose at all was suggested as being In many respects more desirable than any that had been talked of, and Instructions were given for an official examination of it. That is the considerable vacant tract at the foot of Willamette Heights. The report of tho executive committee recom mending the City Park site for the fair "waSnSld on fheabto until further in formation should be available as to the practicability of getting adequate trans portation facilities at that park. The sub committee, which had been led to believe that a solution of that problem was com paratively easy, had come to entertain doubts on that point since the report was made. It is hoped that information will be available today that will enable the board to come to a definite conclusion tonight regarding tho City Park site. All the directors were present yesterday except H. W. Scott, who was detained by Illness. President Corbett had come up from Long Beach to attend this meeting, because It had been understood that It would settlo tho site question. The board proceeded to the work In hand by Inviting statements in behalf of the various locali ties offered for the fair. An attempt was made to limit the time for each state ment to 10 minutes, but most of the speak ers used much more, and one consumed 40 minutes. Advocates Ilavrthorno Parle Hawthorne Park was called, and W. L. Boise presented the advantages of that locality for the Lewis and Clark Exposi tion. He discussed the matter with two main considerations in mind that the fair should Be where the gate receipts would be largest, and whore the cost would bo least. He said Haw thorne Park was more nearly the center of population of the city than any other site under consideration, and would be still more central In 1905, and that It was easiest of access. He sub mitted the formal offer of the Oregon Water Power & Railway Company to switch free of charge cars from the steam railroads to the Exposition, so there would be no extra charge to get freight from the transcontinental railroads to the Expo sition grounds. The grounds, he said, were level, and there would be Ao trouble to transport building material dlrectty to the sites for the various structures. The entire fair there would be easily reached by tho public It was the only place that would be patronized by any considerable number of visitors w ho would walk to the fair. All the street-car lines could gain easy access to the grounds. The entire water service of Portland Is available at Hawthorne Park, for the Bull Run main passes near, and springs flowing 1,500,000 gallons a day are In the park. Sewerage facilities arc correspondingly ample. Means for fire protection could hardly be surpassed, for a Are engine could stand by the side of the lagoon and throw water to every part of the ground, and two engine-houses are but three or four minutes away. The present lagoon Is 300 feet long, and another 200x700 feet and 10 feet deep easily be provided. There would be no ex pense for waetr at Hawthorne Park. Ground could be had there for a perma nent public building, and the citizens of the East Side would present the city a block of land there for that purpose. But purchase is not required in order that the Exposition may have the use of that tract. Tho ground Is ready for buildings and the soil Is as rich as any garden. Lest It should be objected that the 32.S0 acres of the Hawthorne tract would not be enough for the fdlr. an offer from Charles E. Ladd. executor, for the use of 12 to 20 acres of the Ladd tract nearest the Hawthorne Park was presented, on the same terms offered by the Hawthorne people payment of taxes and Mr. Ladd. who was present, said more than that might be used If found necessary for the purpose of the Exposition. Mr. Boise called attention to the desirability of keeping the cost of the fair down to reasonable figures, and he ar gued that the community would not be any the less burdened If part of the ex penditures should be in the name of the Water Commission and part In the name. I ot- tho Park Commission. He gave assur ance of hearty support for the fair, wher ever It should be located. J. M. Long followed Mr. Boise, and he estimated that Hawthorne Park would command 2000 admissions a day more than any other location suggested for the Lewis tyad Clark Fair. This would mean a gain of about $150,000 in receipts for the season. At Hawthorne Park there would also be a saving of $5000 in the expense of provid ing necessity fire protection, and extra transportation facilities there would cost $50,000 less than at the City Park. Mr. Long figured that the money advantage of Hawthorne Park over the City Park Jcr the fair would be. $235,000. In a comtar- Ison with the Abrams & Knox tract, he J found many advantages for Hawthorne. The Abrams & Knox tract, he said, was as far from th.o river, and it could not reach, the river except at a point below the old drydock basin, because It would be out of the question to break through grain trains In the O. R. & N. yards di rectly in front of the property, and it would be necessary to build a bridge for half the 1S00 feet between the Abrams & Knox tract and the river. For City View Parle. Frank B. Gibson spoke for the City View Park, which offers 177 acres free of charge, with a donation of Ave acres for per manent buildings, or as a nucleus for NEW PILOT a city park on tho water front. Tho offer of the Oregon Water Power & Railway Company for free swltchage to Hawthorne Park was made to apply also to the City View tract, and Mr. Gibson said tho transcontinental trains with excursions could be run direct Into the Exposition grounds there on the tracks of the trolley line, that being tho only trolley line of standard gauge In the city. Of the tract offered. 75U acres are flat upland, 15 acres sidehlll. and 86 acres bottom lShu, and Miv Gibson told how tho grounds could be Improved so as to bring out ex ceptional beauty and utility for exposi tion purposes Street-cars could reach it. there would be river transportation, elec tric power from tho Upper Clackamas and from Oregon City would pass on main lines through the grounds. The car time from First and Alder, he said, was 16 min utes. He thought it against the Haw thorne site that a great many inferior buildings would be likely to spring up about the fair If located there, which there would be no power to remove after the fair should be over, and which would re main a menace and an eyesore to the community. At City View Park everything would be under the control of the Expo sition authorities, and if temporary struc tures should be permitted there would be a way to get rid of them after tho fair. Major T. C. Bell also spoke for the City View site, expressing the conviction that the 32 acres on one side of the street and 20 acres on the other side of the street, as were contemplated In tho offer of the Hawthorne people, would be altogether Inadequate for exposition grounds for the Lewis and Clark celebration. He deemed that a fatal objection to Hawthorne Park. At City View there waa plenty of ground fOreverj'thlng, even for the Oregon camp ers." For AbrnxuH & Knox Tract. In speaking for the Abrams & Knox tract. A. F. Flegel said It was 160 to 170 feet above the base of grades In the city, about 40 blocks from Washington and Third, and 12 minutes by trolley-car, and that It consisted of 102 acres of level land, 12 to 1 acres of which was covered with primeval forest. Two acres would be do nated to the city by the owners, and the Alblna Sub-Board of Trade would pay for seven acres more to be donated to the city If the fair should go there. Mr. Flegel spoke of the wealth of mountain scenery visible from that tract, covering the Cas cade range from Jefferson to Rainier. Then there was the educating view of the harbor and shipping In front of tho tract. A six-Inch water main, he thought, would supply adequate water service, and the sewerage would be taken care of by the new Beech-street sewer. Moreover, on that sewer waa an easy incline for a road up from the river. He deemed it probable that the O. R. & N. would build a railroad on a survey already made to that tract, and that trains would run out there from the Union passenger station. Mr. Griswold, who owns a small part of the land included In the Abrams & Knox offer, thought tho Portland Idea would be unpleasantly prominent if the Exposition were to be located In the City Park, and thit tho result would be more or less coolness on the part of the outside communities and states expected to sup port the Lewis and Clark celebration. He was aso of the opinion that the fair should be so situated that the fine harbor facilities of the port, to which Portland owes so much, should be made most con spicuous. And he regarded the Abrams & Knox tract as the best for showing oft those features. For University Pnrlc. Francis I. McKenna said he came not as a real estate man or a representative of the University, but at the request of the Peninsula Board of Trade, to present something new about the University Park site. He had understood that only new mitter was wanted at this meeting, but had been listening to the same old argu ments that had been before the people for months. In order to be concise and clear, he had his statement in writing. Tho point was made that the State of Concluded on Pase 6.) FRIARS HOT WANTED Catholics in Philippines, Not the Government, Objects. ROOT'S INSTRUCTIONS TO TAFT Preparation for Continuing th.e Ne gotiations at Manila Rounding Up tadroncn In Cnvitc Province, WASHINGTON. July 17. The War De partment today made public thejast note of Secretary Root to Governor Taft rela tive to tho negotiations for the friars lands. It formed the basis of. the note BOAT FOR STATE OF WASHINGTON. $ SCHOONER THOMAS F. BAYARD. which Governor Taft yesterday commu nicated . to. ihfit Vatican,x th,g , essential points of which, ware cabledf from Rome" by the .Associated Prej?s last evening. .The Secretary's note follows: "July -14, 1S02. Taft, Hotel Qulrinal, Rome: I am' gratified by the expression of intention on the part of the holy see to take the measures which are indicated by Cardinal Rampolla's memoranda of the 22d of June and of the 10th of July, to recall the religious orders In the Philip pine Islands tothe life proper of their institutes, and to an exclusive devotion to spiritual ministry, abstaining from any kind of interference with the negotia tions of the civil authority, and to In troduce as much as possible the religious orders of nationalities other than Span ish, and particularly the religious orders of American nationality, and to concede to them the parochial ministry a3 soon as they shall be sufficiently Instructed in the language of the country. "Those measures, so plainly indicated as wise by the recognized facts In the 'Phil ippine Archipelago, arc quite Independent .of any business or monetary considera tion, and I feel such contribution as you have been able to make to a full under standing of the facts and the develop, mem ot tne purposes described is sum clent compensation for your visit to Rome. IMs believed that there will result a sure basis of mutual consideration and just treatment In the future relations be tween the church and state In the Philip pines in regard to all specific questions which will have to be settled. WithdrnTral of Friars. "Regarding the withdrawal of the mem bers of the religious orders from the Phil ippines, It should not be understood that the Philippine Government Is asking to modify or In any manner affect the con duct of the religious matters on the part of the holy see, or on the part of the heads of the orders, or for a compulsory exclusion or proceeding whatever. It is rather that the Philippine Government de sires social results which It deems of great Importance to the welfare of the Philippine people, and which can be ac complished ' only bys the withdrawal of this tlass of persons who have fortui tously been thrown into special an antag onlstlcal political relations with the peo ple. That government has proposed an arrangement which la supposed to be very advantageous to the church, and worth Its own while to carry out. If the eccle siastical authorities having the direction of the religious orders should see fit vol untarily to withdraw them from the Isl ands. Such a voluntary withdrawal could not be considered a violation of any rights under the treaty of Paris, or other wise, or any reflection, either upon the denomination or upon the orders to which the persons withdrawing happen to be long. The relations making the withdraw al desirable are not religious or racial, but arise from the political and social relations which existed under the former government, and which have created per sonal antipathy menacing to the peace and order of the community. Such a voluntary withdrawal would not Involve any confirmation of any accusations against the persons withdrawing or the orders to which they belong, and it Is to be observed that we have made no such accusations. It would simply recognize the existence of the conditions which for several years past have been and now are preventing these particular agents from serving the church In the stations to which they were assigned, and which would make their re-employment injurious to the community. In this matter the Unit ed States' representatives In the Philip pines are merely endeavoring to meet the wishes, as well as the needs, of the Phil ippine people. . "It is not the United States Government which objects to the presence of the fri ars. It Is the Catholic population In the Philippine Islands. The lay Catholic pop ulation and the parish priests of native and non-Spanish blood are practically a unit In desiring both to expel the frlara and to confiscate their lands out of hand. This proposed confiscation without com pensation of the church land was one of the fundamental policies of the Insurgent government under Agulnaldo. Recognis ing the Intensity and practical unanimity of this feeling among the Filipinos, and at the 6ame time desiring to avoid caus ing loss to the church, the United States Government proposed to pay for the lands from, the public funds if the friars would retire from the Islands and give place to other religious orders of their own faith who might be able to accomplish for the religion what they themselves had so sig nally failed to accomplish. In making this proposal, the United States represen tatives were well aware that, financially. It was only one of benefit to the church, for the lands are known as productive and held In adverse possession by the na tives, who refuse to pay rent, while the former congregations of the objectionable friars now refuse to accept them, and they could only be restored to their par ishes by such affirmative governmntal ac tion a?, under our Constitution, cannot be takn. Pnrchnc of Church Lands. "It Is the desire to accomplish the re moval of this cause of disturbance and discord that has led me to approve tnit clause of your proposal which would in volve the government of the Philippines in a large and undefined obligation for the purchase of lands In advance of a specific ascertainment of their values and of the estimated prices which we can reasona. ,bly expect to receive from them when "we, sfn turn, offer them for 3ale, and to the 'clauses' which would anticipate the authority of Congress In regard to the ascertainment of rentals and damages In the course of occupation and the convey ance of church lands provided for In your proposal. If this object is not to be as sured, then the arrangement sought should be quite different In form and should more closely follow the- sugges tions of Cardinal Rampolla In his memo randum of June 22, wherein he says that an estimate of the value of the lands, con formable with the principles of justice and equity. Is a complicated question, requir ing careful study of the facts of the case. and cannot be solved with precipitation, and declares the disposition of the holy see to furnish the new apostolic delegate who is to be sent to the Philippines with necessary and opportune instructions, in order to treat amicably this affair In un derstanding with the American Govern ment and the parties Interested, and so to arrive at fixing a satisfactory accord, whether on the value of the lands or the conditions of the sale, and wherein he further says that the apostolic delegate will bo Instructed upon all the matters touched upon In the memorandum to come to an understanding with the American authorities and to secure a just settle ment." , "Following the course thus proposed by his eminence, and having secured a full and definite enumeration of the various parcels of property In which the religious orders are Interested, and which they are willing to sell, it will be the duty of the Philippine government to determine for Itself what price It is willing to pay. That price will, of course, be largely af fected by the practical benefits to be de rived from the purchase In view of the facts then existing. This course also makes It possible to take Into due con sideration that fact which now appears, that contrary to our former supposition, the real and substantial title to the lands In a great measure has passed out of the religious orders and Is vested In corpora tions, which they cannot entirely control, and which hold the lands for the pur pose of lawful gain, and are alone com petent to sell them. It may well be that the prices which you will feel justified In offering for the lands will be acceptable. The whole matter may thus be disposed of by friendly agreement In conformity to the ordinary methods pursued In busi ness affairs. I believe that the good un derstanding which has been reached be tween you and the ecclesiastical author ities In Rome cannot fall to do away with the probability of friction or difference. In the same manner I will direct the General commanding In the Philippines to ascertain by the customary methods what buildings belonging to the church have been occupied by American troops, and for what periods; what damage has been done, and. In every case, w hat reasons. If any. exist for denying an obligation to pay rentals and damages: and I shall hope that the conclusion thus reached will be satisfactory to the church. A sim ilar treatment of all these subjects men tioned In your proposition may with equal readiness be followed. Friars in Mnnlln. "While it is to be regretted that the authorities having control of the relig ious orders do not see their way to make definite agreement for the withdrawal from Manila of the friars formerly In the parishes, yet It Is hoped that pending the settlement of these various matters they will reach the conclusion that It Is wise to do the same thing of their own motion and Irrespective of any agreement to that effect. However that may be. you should assure the authorities of the church that we shall at all times do all In our power to continue the good understanding al ready reached, and to agree upon such action as shall be for the benefit of all; and. further, assure them of our high appreciation of the courtesy and consld eratlon'wlth which the expression of your views and wishes has been received. "As preliminary to the treatment now (.Concluded on Second Page.) SPOONERiAYGOOUT He Is Not Likely to Accept Wisconsin Platform. WOULD BE BIG LOSS TO SENATE Antagonism to Senator Due to Trouble Over Dealing' Out Patron age Administration Men Hope He May Vet Win Out. WASHINGTON, July 17. The action of the Wisconsin Republicans In only par tially indorsing Senator Spooner may have the result of retiring that valuable statesman from the Senate. Spooner is decidedly Independent, and It is doubtful whether he will give an expression to any opinion looking to the acceptance of the platform, some feature of w filch he opposes. Spooner and Lafollctte are an tagonistic, but Lafollette seems to have captured the party. Spooner's retirement will not only be Wisconsin's loss, but that of the whole country, as he Is rec ognized as one of the most valuable men in the Senate. A great deal of the antagonism to Spooner had its foundation In the han dling of patronage. Members of the House failed to get their share, and blamed Spooner for it, during tho Mc Klnley Administration. The antagonism grew out of what was termed Spooner's brusque manner in dealing with mem bers of the House. The fact Is that, out side of a few members of the Wisconsin delegation, the members are of decidedly small caliber, and Spooner has refused to waete his time with them. Republicans here, and especially Administration men, hope that Spooner will do nothing which will take him entirely out of the race, as they believe that members of the Legis lature will recognize the importance of re turning him to the Senate. The beet-sugar fight originated and was organized In the State of Michigan. Tho members of the House from that state put themselves In the front of buttle, and claimed that they were making the fight for the people and for a home Industry. Already the Republican constituents of four of the 12 members from Michigan have refused them a renomlnation, al though they were active candidates. It la ; evident that the people take very little stock ln tho claim -of the beet-sugar men, and the probabilities are that they were deceived by the beet-sugar manufactur ers rather than by the farmers thnt they seemed so anxious to protect. It is known that the President has made no personal effort to secure the defeat of these men, but their defeat 13 regarded as an In dorsement of his poeltlon. Gift for Mrs. Stejn. CAPE TOWN. July 17. Tho women Of Cape Town yesterday presented" Mrs. Stein, wife of the ex-President of the former Orange River Colony, with a purse of $1000 before she sailed for Eu rope with her husband. Mr. Steyn was in a pitiable condition from enteric fever. His arms and lgs were partially par alyzed, and he was unable to open his ejellds. The censorship over telegrams has-been abolished, except In the case of press dis patches. -. CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER. PhillmtlneM. Root's Instructions to Taft regarding- tha friar question. Page 1 An extensile Indrone drio Is under way in Calte Froilnce. Page 2. Arthur Ven file's murderers have been cap tured. Page 2. Foreign. Earl Cadosan. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, re signed. Page 2. The Buller controersy was reopened In the r House of Commons. Page 2. King Edward will return to Cowes after the. coronation. Page 2. Sensational scene In a Paris court. Page 2. Domestic. The sentiment of the Indianapolis miners con entIon Is against a ejmpathetlc strike. Page 2. Governor Lafollette was renominated by "Wis consin Republican.'. Page ?.. Fourteen persons were dro-aned by the capsiz ing of a whaleboat at Portsmouth, X. H. Page 3 Etldence In the Lattlmer murder case at Brooklyn. Page 2. ' Sport. E. M. Bers defeated AValter Travis In ama teur golf championship on the Glemlew course. Chicago. Page 5. Spokane defeated Portland; score, G to 3. Page o Helena shut out Seattle, score, 2 to 0. Page 3. Butte beat Tacoma. score. 9 to 1 Page o. Pendleton and Baker City iln In the Inland Empire League. Page 5. Results In the Multnomah Club handicap ten nis tournament Page 5 Pacific Coast. Oregon Nations! Guard goes Into camp at Al bany. Page 4. ConIct Tracy again surrounded, but escapes. Page 4. Spokane Republican Conentlon today will be test on railroad question. Page 4. Big Irrigation scheme for Kittitas Valley. Washington. Page 4. Mrs. Mary Waggoner Is offered $300 for re turning Merrill's bod, refuses it and flies claim for JJ1500 Page 4. Commercial and Marine. March ships from Portland making fast trips to Eurore. Page 11. Another fleet of big lumber schooners headed for Portland. Page 11. Ships coming to North Pacific ports in ballast from Newcastle. Page 11 Schooner Thomas F. Baard commissioned as Washington pilot-boat on Columbia bar. Page 1. July corn goes down, and Gates crowd may yet loso on corner. Pase 13. Stock market picks up on return of men specu lating In July corn. Page 13. Portland and Vicinity. Former wife sues D. W. Tilford for $20,000 damages. Page 14. Board of directors considers question of fair site. Page I. William H. Mead makes bequests to many frlsnds. Page 14. State's wool clip estimated at 19,500,000 pounds. Page 10. Portland public bodies asked to co-operate with Harrtaon llnea in scurins" settlers. Pago 8.