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VOL. XLII: NO. 12,981.
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Adjourned Meeting Next Tues
day May Settle Question.
No site jet for the. Lewis and Clark
Fair. The directors have determined to
eeok more complete Information before
making a selection. The race Is atUl
open. A special committee will invet
1 1 sate and report on the transportation
problem of the City Park site. The
availability of the land at the foot of
Willamette Heights will also be fet
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which has. aroused the interest of the
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More than two hours ras spent by the
Lewis and Clark directors last night In an
attempt to get to a point In the matter of
the selection of a site for the exposition
of 19G5. At the conclusion of the discus
sion a special committee was appointed
to report conclusive Information as to
transportation to the City Park site, and
to ascertain whether the land necessary
for use. If the tract at the foot of Willam
ette Heights be selected, can be had for
the purpose. The directors who formerly
acted as the subcommittee of the execu
tive committee to examine sites and re
port upon them were named as the special
committee of the board Wesslncer, Mills
and Dresser and they were Instructed to
Teport at an adjourned meeting of the
ban to,b heidl,? P. 3d. Thursday.
5ulV 2J.4iYith,fie Information" to 'be sup
plied In the report of thla committee It Is
expected that the board will be able to
settle the site question.
At the opening of the meeting It was
stated that seven members of the board
had visited the site suggested near Wil
lamette Heights. Director 'Mills said he
had talked with Mr. Goldsmith, who con
trolled a part of the land In the tract
8Uggeeted. and that Mr. Goldsmith haa
expressed a willingness to do whatever
the board might wish to make that site
available. Director Wesslnger reported the
same sentiments from Mr. Russell, Mr.
HIrsch, the Flelschner estate, and the
German Savings & Loan Society, all own
ers of property In consideration. Several
other owners of necessary land had not
been eeen. Mr. Wecslnger spoke of the
advantages of transportation to that site.
At that site It was said that one of the
most profitable concessions of the fair
would be that for gondolas, which would
yield thousands of dollars to the exposi
tion. The time by trolley-car frcm thai
tract to Third and Washington streets,
taken by Mr. Wesslnger, without the
knowledge of the motorman, was 14 min
utes. Xotv Locntlon DIscnssed.
That statement Introduced the new lo
cation to the business of the board. Di
rector Fenton was prompt to say that,
while he had no information of the new
locality that was more definite than gen
eral Impressions, he thought It rather late
to discover a new site for the fair. And
that site was away off in a pocket, where
everybody must ride ro reach it, near the
city garbage plant, near a lake that is
almost dry in Summer, held by a lot of
private owner whose consent to Its use
might not be easy to obtain, with no per
manent benefits to the city to come from
it. He did not think it was enUtled to
right of way at this time, or that all the
othor offers should be set aside for thla
site of doubtful merit and the whole ite
question opened up anew. He was anx
ious to get it settled. He had felt that
there might be a request for postpone
ment unUl further information should be
obtained regarding transportation for the
Citj Park, and such a move he would
regard as reasonable, but he was not in
favor of taking up a wholly new site
under the circumstances presented.
Director Frlede said he did not think
anything that promised good to the ex
position should be brushed aside for the
reason that it might be-late In getting the
attention of the board. The fitness of the
grounds and their availability he regarded
as a matter of the first Importance. He
did not like to hear so much about ac
commodating the various secUons of the
city, and he hoped no secUonalism would
be allowed to creep into the matter. He
thought there was no necessity for undue
haste in the selection of the fair site, and
was In favor of an opportunity to investi
gate the merits of the new tract.
Director Wesslnger said the board had
been guided by the suggestion of Mr.
Dosch In the attention it had given the
Willamette Heights tract, and he thought
all the directors should make a personal
examination of that property, and not
Jeave It to the Judgment of any subcom
mittee or small committee. He said the
suggestion of a moving sidewalk up the
hill had been made by way of solving the
transportation question for the City Park,
and that some people thought it might be
made a material attraction and a source
Director Ladd expressed the opinion that
the attractions of the Willamette Heights
tract should be considered by the board
before definite selecUon of the site should
.Referred to Special Committee.
A lack of definite, legally binding propo
sals. Director Wheelwright said, should
move the board to act cauUously in the
selection of a site. Where everybody Is
now doing everything possible to make
conditions favorable for the exposition,
conditions would change the moment the
site should be definitely fixed; for then
property-owners would Instantly begin fig
uring how they could make money out of
or by reason of the exposition, and the
exposIUon would have only such rights as
it could enforce. Therefore he made a
motion that the matter should be referred
to a special committee of three, which
should present its views on the eligible
sites, complete the partial report already
before the board on the City Park, see
that legally binding proposals for all the
sites should be before the board, and re
port in two weeks. The moUon was duly
seconded, -and then the debate took a
Director Wolfe expressed the opinion
that but for the suggestion of the new
tract for the fair the site for the Lewis
and Clark celebration would be selected at
this meeting. He was not In favor of
pressing the matter to immediate deter
mination, neither was he In favor of going
over the whole matter again from the be
ginning simply because the new candidate
was In the field. "We know about all we
can, know about all the sites but the City
Park and the Willamette Heights tract,"
said he. "Xow, let us complete our in
formation about those, and then act. I
think I am expressing the consensus of
opinion here when 1 say that the matter
has already practically been reduced to a
question between three or four places,
and I do not sec the use of asking any
committee to cover localities that cannot
figure iurther in the selection."
"Make Better Terras," Says Mills.
Director Mills said his Idea In seconding
Mr. Wheelwright's motion wa3 that the
committee fahould bargain for better terms
with the people who are offering the va
rious' sites. Where options to buy are
presented, the sums named might be re
duced by proper negotiation, and the time
to get such reduction was before the board
had ccmmltted Itself ta any particular
President Corbett deemed reference to a
committee as good a thing as could be
done under the circumstances. In reply
to a.questlon by Director Wesslnger, he
said he thought It settled in everybody's
mind that there should be a fireproof art
bulldin?, but as to whether that should
be upon ground owned by tho city or not
was an open quesUon.
"Work for the Fair," Urses Mallory.
An eloquent speech was made by Mr.
Mallory, deprecating the Idea that it was
tho chief purpose of tho Lewis and Clark
celebration to do something special fpr
Portland. "We are represenUng the fair,
not the Citv of Portland." said he.
"Though a lower price for property may
be quoted In one place or another as an
Inducement for the city to buy and avail
Itself of permanent Improvements that
may be made by the exposition, how will
that make it better for the fair? If we
can. In creating the exposition, make some
part of our expenditure of permanent
value, and so place It that it will be avail
able lor subsequent use by the city, I
believe that would be a legitimate and
wise use of our money and power, but
such subsequent use should not demand
our first consideration. If our work can
be made to serve for the permanent use
of Portland In any particular, well and
good, but that should be entirely inci
dental to the main, purpose.
"We have reached a. point where the
course of empire fit longer Is westward.
JThlR U th rxtrMne &f' the Westl the
nert step takes us to the far East. The'
enterprise wnicn ve arc now svwns sua ye
to is to commemorate an important his
torical event that Is not of greater sig
nificance to Portland than to other com
munities of this land on the extreme west
ern border, and we cannot appropriate It
all. And our celebration will also direct
the attention of the world to this new
path to the far East, to the development
of a vast region of the earth, and to the
genera advancement of the time. We
must not lose sight of the fact that we
represent half the world in this fair, and
thai? Its Interest should be first In our
Mr. Mallory said that he was as loyal
to Portland and as proud of the city as
any of its citizens, and would bo glad to
let the work of the Exposition Inure to the
permanent benefit of the city, so far as
that should be. consistent with the highest
good of the Exposition; but the success
of the fair should be assured, even if the
city should not be able to take left-over
buildings .from it.
Director Dcvers Indorsed the sentiments
of Mr. Mal"ory.
President Corbett for Art Bnlldlnpr
President Corbett, understanding Mr.
Mallory to argue against permanent build
ings, replied that if any exhibition of line
arts were desired It would be necessary to
have a suitable building, which would
mean a fireproof structure of stable build.
He said cattle and sheep were to be de
sired at the Exposition, but people alsoM
like to see the fine arts at such an insti
tution. He did not understand that the
construction of a permanent art building
would lessen the amount contributed for
other purposes, or would detract from
other features of the celebration. He
thought we should do our best to show
the world what has been accomplished In
the 100 years since the great exploration
of Lewis and Clark. Whether the affair
should be merely a state fair or a reat
exposition, as Mr. Frlede had asked, Mr.
Corbett said, was yet to be determined
we should cut our garment according to
rur cloth. If the state and other states
and Congress shall do well by us. It will
be one kind of an institution; if they do
not, it ill be of another kind. "We can't
determine at this time," said Mr. Corbett.
"Just what the scope and extent of the
celebration will be. That would not be
determined If we were to delay selection
of the site for a year. We must select
the site with regard to the reasonable
probabilities of the case."
Mr. Mallcrty hastened to explain that he
did not wish to be understood as opposed
to a permanent art building, butonly to
the idea that its eligibility as permanent
city property should be given more than
Incidental consideration in the selection
of a site for the fair.
Wesslnger gave expression to the
thought that quality rather than quantity
should characterize the Lewis and Clark
Committee to Report Thnrsdny.
After considerable further discussion
covering the expediency of referring the
matter to a special committee, according
to Wheelwright's motion, it was modified
so as to confine the committee's work
to an examination of the Willamette
Heights tract and a report upon Its de
sirability and availability, with tender of
Its use by the various owners, to a report
upon the trinsportatlon question for the
City Park, and for a definite statement of
the best terms for the purchase of various
tracts that had been offered permanent
buildings that might be taken by the city.
The motion passed without dissent, with
instructions that the committee should
report to the board at a meeting to be
held at 7 P. M. Thursday. July 24. Di
rectors Wessfnger. Mills and Dresser were
appointed on the committee, and the board
SOLUTION AT HAND
Vatican Agrees to the Terms
of Secretary Root,
BASIS FOR FUTURE WORK
Rnmpplla Closes the Negotiations at
Rome and Final Settlement Will
'Be Made at Mnnlla-Taft's
ROME, July 18. The Observatoire Ro
mano (official organ of the Vatican) to
day publishes an official note as follows:
"The initiative of the Government of the
United States with the object of arriving
letter, to be able to render homage to the
very great courtesy and high capacity
with which you have filled the delicate
mission which the Government and Presi
dent of the United States confided to you.
Willingly. I add that the favorable result
of the negotiations must be attributed in
very large part to your high personal
"While flattering myself that this first
success will be a guarentee of the happy
Issue of ultimate negotiations in Manila,
I have the honor to be, etc.,
Governor Taft was Informed tonight
that the pope had fixed July 21 for his
farewell audience. Governor Taft will
start Saturday for Valloborosa, near
Florence, where h will stay with his
family until Mondar, when he will return
for his audience with the pope-
NEAR TOP OF LEVEES
Another Flood Threatens
Farmers of Missouri.
RIVERS ARE RISING IN IOWA
Tope Displeased With. Cardlnnls.
LONDON; July 18. The Rome corre
spondent of the Dally Chronicle says the
pope is intensely displeased at the way
in which the commission of cardinals
has conducted the negotiations with Judge
Taft In regard to the friars in the Phil
ippines. "I learn from an authoritative
source," says the correspondent, "that,
besides annulling the procedure of the
cardinals, the pope has summarily dis
solved It, expressing his vlw that the
CUBANS MAY DEMAND GENERAL BRAGG'S REMOVAL.
is&fimSte" ' B&?& & Sl-Ll..1 -' &Jr
Will Cause Loss Estimated in the
Millions District Between Keo
kuk and Hannibal Will Suf
fer the Most.
KEOKUK. la., July IS Heavy rains
in Central Iowa, jesterday and today,
are sending a flood down npon prosper
ous Missouri farmers, which will ruin
many of them and cause loses aggre
gating, at a conservatie estimate.
2.5CO.00O. There seems to be no hope
tonight iOT the country between the
Mississippi River and the Mlsourl
bluffs between Keokuk and Hannibal,
300 scuare miles, mostly ptanted in
corn, with some thousands of acres of
wheat in the shock.
H I tj
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rXITED'STATES COXSTJL-GEJVERAIi AT HATAXA.
A tempest in a teapot has been stirred up over the statements said to have
been made In a letter to his wife of Consul-Genera! E. S. Bragg, of Havana, to
the effect that "UnclevSam might as well try to make a whittle out of a pig's
tall as to try to" do anrthlnff with the Cubans." This statement was published
and created a flurry in Cuba, some -ot the radical-papers .going so far as to de
mand Us removal. 2fo official action has been taken, however, and General
Bragg has fallen back upon the traditional excuse that he-was misquoted. What
he did write in a confidential letter to Jils wife, which he did not expect to see
the light of publication, was this: "When Uncle Sam got through trying to make
a whistle out of a pig's tall, he would report whether he could make an Anglo
Sapn out of a. Cuban " Whether General Bragg will be called down for this
reflection upon Uncle Sam remains to be seen. Official circles in Washington,
howeer. take the view that his confidential confesstlon to his wife has had the
effect of practically destrolng his usefulness at his present post in everj thing
except the merest routine duties.
Strike In Pern Settled.
LIMA, Peru, July IS. The strike of
railway laborers and boatmen at Mollen
do. Department of Arequlpa. has been
settled and all Is now quiet 'there.
at an understanding with the holy see in
regard to the religious matters In the Phil
ippines, in which it has showed tact, has
reached a happy ending., after negotiations
conducted on both sides In n spirit of con
ciliation and friendly difference. The gen
eral lines of common accord have been
drawn up to the mutual satisfaction of
the parties concerned, and in conformity
with the proposals made to the holy see
in a memorandum. These general lines
will serve as a basis for further negotia
tions which regard details, to be conduct
ed and brought to a conclusion at Ma
nila between an apostolic delegate and the
Governor of the Philippines."
The following note from the Vatican
was presented to Governor Taft tonight:
"I hasten to acknowledge the receipt of
the letter by which you kindly communi
cated to me the cablegram from Secretary
Root, answering my note of July 9, which
explained the counter-project of the Vati
can for the regulation of religious affairs
in the Philippines.
"While, thanking you for this Import
ant communication, I am happy to assure
you that the holy see has learned with
the liveliest satisfaction the high consid
eration of which Mr. Root, in the name
of the Government ot the United States,
holds the fitness of the measures which
the Vatican, Independently ot the solution
of any economic question, designs taking
to ameliorate the religious situation In
the archipelago, and to co-operate in the
pacification of the people under American
sovereignty. The mtaiures are indicated
in my memorandum of June 21 and my
letter of July 9. These declarations of
Mr. Root dc honor to the deep political
wisdom of the Government of the United
States, which knows how to appreciate
the happy Influence of tne holy see for the
religious and civil elevatLon of the people,
"With equal satisfaction the pontiff has
taken Into account the assurances of Sec
retary Root that the American authorities
in the Philippines and at Washington will
put forth all possible efforts to maintain
the good understanding happily estab
lished with the authorities of the Catholic
church. On his part, the pontiff will not
fall to give the apostolic delegate soon
to be sent to the Philippines the most pre
cise instructions, according to my former
'-.The main lines for future negotiations
indicated in the notes having been ac
cepted by Secretary Root, the representa
tive of the Vatican In the archipelago will
enter into negotiations with the authori
ties in the Philippines on the four points
Indicated by Mr. Root at the end of his
cablegram. The holy see does not doubt
that mutual confidence, combined with
the action of Its representative and that
of the American Government, will easily
produce a happy solution of, the pending
questions. Inaugurating for that noble
country a new era of peace and true prog
"It Js my agreeable duty, in ending this
American demands were reasonable, and
signifying his readiness to treat with
Judge Taft personally."
KEOKUK, la., July 13 The high water
here touched the danger line the first
of the week, and began to recede
when heavy floods started again in the
Des Moines. Skunk apd Iowa Rivers. With
a stage in the Des Moines River only
three feet below the tops of the great
levees, the river began to re three inches
an hour at its mouth here today, continu
ing until the fnctor of safety was wiped
out this evening. A rise of one and a half
feet in a short time this morning at Ot
tumwa, and a further rise throughout its
length below the capital city was pre
venteu from running out freely by a rise
of a foot and a half at Daenport last
night. Increasing and coming down
This afternoon the observer of the
Weathtr Bureau at Keokuk sent tele
graphic warning to all points south to
prepare for danger. The crest is expected
here Saturday or Sunday. The Egyptian
levee, which stood the flood Just receding
after strenuous efforts to hold it, includ
ing the destruction of farmhouses to use
lumber for strengthening the dike, is only
slightly above the water now, and the
coming flood in the Des Moines will top
it certainlj. This will let the water Into
hundreds ot square milts. Including the
tewn of Alexandria. Mo. The inhabi
tants there are preparing for an overflow
of the entire town to a depth of several
feet. The corn crop In the flooded dis
trict is all mode, and wheat is In the
shock, and as a result the farmers will
lose all their year's work. Grain men
say the foregoing estimate of valu 13 "oo
low, and put the figures of the loss from
the overflow at nearer $1,000,000 between
Keokuk and Hannibal.
It Is believed the Illinois levee will hf'd,
and the damage there is likely to be only
?0,Q to $30,000 between Keekuk and
Qulncy. Heavy rains are reported Ir
Southeastern Iowa today, and tonight
there are Indications of still higher water.
Lowland farmers, river men and the
Weather Bureau observer alike predict
the greatest damage ever known from the
flood from the upper river.
Reports tonight show tremendous riins
along the Des Moines River and tribu
tarles Six Inches fell at Corydon and
neatly that much at Ottumwa. Rains all
over this section continue tonight, with
two inches as a general minimum rain
fall, and many reporting five Inches.
These rains will reach the lower rler
and flooded districts by Sunday with a
still further rise and devastation. Both
the Des Moines and Mississippi Rivers
arc rising faster as night progresses. Late
reports show that half the country for a
distance of 30 miles between Lagrange
and Hannibal wa3 already under water
long before the crest of the flood arried.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
The Vatican arrees to Secretary Hoot's latest
note. Page 1.
The coronation of King Edward will take place
August 0. Page 3.
Balfour will reduce the number of his Minis
ters. Page 3.
Whitelaw Reid's sDeech at a Liverpool ban
quet. Page 3.
Missouri fanners are threatened with Immense
loss from floods. Page 1.
The miners' convention is struggling with the
strike fund question. Page 2.
Ex-Senator Hill went to Oyster Bay, but did
not see the President. Page 2.
Novel plan to cuench the Jennlng. La., oil
fire. Page 2.
Affldavlts and counter-afllda its were filed in
the Greene-Gaynor case". T
An Illinois woman killed her husband and
brother-in-law in self-defense. ;
Union Pacific announces settlors" rates again
in September and October. Page 11.
Oregon National Guard. In camp at Albany,
gets down to work. Page 4.
Outlaw Traey seems to have disappeared com
pletely. Page 4.
Two small children at Walla Walla set Are to
straw in play and are burned to death.
Spokane County Republican convention Indorses
John L. Wilson for Senator and deelares for
railway commission. Page 4.
Mazainas postpone accent of Mount Adams un
til Sunday. Page 10.
Marine and Commercial.
Two more French barks chartered for Portland
wheat loadtne- Page 12.
German ships will not lay op for higher
freights. Page 12. ,
June freshet has not deepened the channel at
mouth of river. Page 12.
World's shipbuilding statistics show Increase
in 1001. Page 12.
Stampede in oats,, and all grains are higher In
the East. Page 13.
Large speculators cause continuance of activity
in stock market. Page 13.
Trade reviews show that continued prosperity
of country is becomlnz more and more cer
tain. Page 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
Lewis and Clark directors fail to select fair
site. Pare 1.
Eastern Oregon nrodncer talks on livestock
market conditions. Page 10.
Japanese student soon to come on tour of In
spection. Page 8.
City authorities speak for cement walks. Page
Legislators not yet ready to decide on proposed
measures. Page 14 ,
Chautauqua assembly will close today. Page 10.
Prominent labor leaders here. Page 11.
Bay Island Sabmerseil.
HANNIBAL. Ma., July 18. The flood
conditions on Bay Island and the bottom
land's between Hannibal and West Qulncy
are alarming. Bay Island containcs about
10.0CO acres of cultivated land, upon which
are the finest crops of wheat and corn,
but the entire Island Is submerged, except
a few levated spots, to the depth of from
one to six feet. The estimated loss on
this island Is JiO.COO. The stage of the rl or
at 9 o'clock tonight Is 11 feet and 6 Inches,
one foot and six Inches above the danger
The river has continued to rie slowly
all day, and. according to the ofllelal re
port sent out by the Weather Bureau,
there is to be a further rise of two -"t.
which will Inundate al! the lowland in tha
Mississippi bottom, and will even test tha
levee. The damage by the high water
cannot be estimated, but it will probably
Many Farms Under Water.
ST. LOUIS, July 18 Only once since
the flood of 1892 has the Mississippi Rrver
been so high as at present. On the Illi
nois side, between East St. Louis and Al
ton, many farms are under water. At the
mouth of tne Missouri Ricer the overflow
covers an area of 10 miles.
DROUTH IX AKIZOXA.
Range Horses Being Shot to Save
Grass and Water for Cattle.
TUCSON, Ariz., July 18. The drouth
remains unbroken throughout Southern
Arizona. The grass has all dried up ex
cept in a few of the canyons, and water
Is obtained only in a few places. Re
ports from all sections are that cattle are
dying by the hundreds. A prominent cat
tleman arrived here today and says he
counted 140 dead catttle within an area
of four miles. Above the large ranch,
Laosa, scores of horses are being shot to
save the water and grass for the cattle.
The horses are traveling In large bands
and tramping out the grass as well as
eating It. At another place the water
for the cattle 13 being pumped, a man be
ing placed at the troughs with a rifle, and
as the horses come to water they are
shot. Unless rain comes within 10 das.
hundreds of thousands of dollars loss will
fall on the cattlemen.
Plenty of Water for Denver.
DENVER, July IS. A heavy rain storm
at Divide, on the Colorado Midland, Is
reported. If as much rain fell as reported.
It may do away with all immediate danger
of a water shortage in Denver. The
storm amounted to almost a cloudburst,
and rain and hall fell for several hours
over a large stretch of country that drains
Into the Platte River. Much of It will be
caught and retained by the Cheesman
dam, of the Denver Union Water Company.