Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 01, 1903, SECOND SECTION, Page 18, Image 18

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states here represented that this Impor
tant and memorable exploration should be
properly celebrated In 1905 as the Lewis
and Clark Centennial; and be It
"Resolved, In order to give proper sig
nificance to this great National event, that
the Government of the United States be
asked to make such adequate appropria
tion for a proper building and for the
display of the products of our newly ac
quired possessions as will show to the
world their condition and prospective fuc
ture progress; further, be It
"Resolved, That the Senators and Rep
resentatives of the states along the route
traversed and explored when a wilderness
by Lewis and Clark be and hereby are
requested to use all honorable means to
secure such generous appropriation
from the General Government as will tes
tify our appreciation of the foresight of
President Jefferson and -of the heroic de
votion of these pioneer explorers, and the
. Importance of their achievement.
"State Commissioners for Oregon.
"E. M.' RANDS,
- "J. G. MEGLER,
"State Commissioners for Washington.
"State Commissioners for Idaho.
"State Commissipner for Montana.
"State Commissioners for Utah."
Great Interest In Project Through
out the Country.
THE OREGONIAN in November sent
letters to Governors of various
Western States and to Lewis and
Clark Commissioners In Washington,
Idaho and Utah, asking them to make a
statement for the New Year's issue of the
progress of- plans for representation at the
exposition in their several states. Re
plies have been received from several
Governors. While all of them speak with
a reservation that is to be expected from
a state's executive when discussing any
contemplated gubernatorial action, still
there is much encouragement to be de
rived. It Is obvious that the Lewis and
Clark Centennial has already attracted
notice In all the states of the original
Louisiana Purchase, and there will no
doubt be exhibits from many If not all
of them.
From the State Commissioners very sat
isfactory letters have been received. For
the most part,, letters from the Washing
ton Commissioners were written before
the recent action of the Commission In
recommending an appropriation of $100,000.
The letters follow;
Governor-elect Pardee Takes Favor
able Attitude.
OAKLAND. Cal., Dec 15. (Tp the Ed
itor.) Your letter in reference to the
Lewis and Clark Exposition to be held in
Portland and making the suggestion that
I write The Oregonlan a letter or state
merit expressing interest, haB been re
t ceivjed.
A shor,t time since I sent a letter of
this character to Hon. H. W. Corbett, of
the committee of management. If that
letter lias not been printed; it might serve
your purpose as well as a new one.
I am by no means Indifferent to the
great enterprise in which the people of
Portland are so much interested, and I
will consider carefully your suggestion
that I make reference to It in a message
to the Legislature pf California. Very
truly .yours, GEO. C. PARDEE,
Governor Rie buret -5 ays Appropria
tion Ts Likely. -
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 21 (To the
Editor.) In relation to the Lewis and
Clark Centennial Exposition, I beg to
flay that it is Impossible at the present
time to give you any definite answer as
to what our Legislature may do in ref
erence to this matter.
Our people have become very much in
terested In the St Louis Exposition of
1904, and, although no preparation has
been made for a Wyoming exhibit there,
Btill the general impression is that a
small appropriation will be granted this
I have promised some of the gentlemen
connected with the Lewis .and Clark Cen
tennial Exposition to bring the matter to
ihe attention -of the .Legislature, and it
will then He with that body whether or
not an appropriation shall be made.
Personally, I regret that these two ex
positions are coming so near to each
other, because both are meritorious and
will mark interesting epochs in the his
tory of our Western States. Yours very
slnccrelr, DeF. RICHARDS.
Governor Wells Will Urjre an Ap
propriation. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 12. (To the
Editor.) Replying to your letters 'of No
vember 19 and December 9, asking a state
ment of the attitude of the State of
Utah and its people toward the Lewis and
Clark Centennial Exposition, to bo held
at Portland In 1905, I have, the honor X.J
inform you that the last Legislature of
this state, by concurrent resolution, pro
vided for the appointment of a commis
sion j of three members to represent the
Sfjltrw nf TTt-nVi In nil rriara nrmotaA
with the said exposition. and to recom-
mend to the next Legislature the financial
needs of the commission for a creditable
exhibit. In pursuance of said resolution,
I had the honor to appoint as such com
mission General H. B. Clawson, Hon.
Hoyt Sherman and Hon. L W. Shurtlirt.
The commission has made its investiga
tions, is very favorably impressed -with
the enterprise, and will make a report to
the Governor this month recommending
that a suitable appropriation be made .for
a creditable exhibit from this state. I
shall then take the matter up In my
message to the Legislature, which con
venes January 15 next, and Indorse the
recommendations of the commission and
urge an appropriation.
There is no reason to doubt that a sub
stantial appropriation will be made, as
the people of Utah are converts to the
efficacy of fairs of such magnitude as a
means of advertising the resources of
their state, and In the case of Portland
they feci a certain amount of Western
pride in assisting to make the celebration
a creditable one. Let me add that Oregon
will be expected to reciprocate when the
greatest of all exhibitions Is held in Salt
Lake City in the year 1948, to celebrate
the ratification of the treaty of Guaaa.
lupe Hidalgo, under which the territory
now designated as the States of Califor
nia, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and parts of
Colorado and New Mexico was ceded to
the United States by Mexico. I have the
honor to be, very respectfully,
Governor Will Present Matter to tfce
HELENA, Mont. Dec 20. (To the Ed
itor.) I am in receipt of your favo- of the
18th Instant relative to the participation
of this state in the Lewis and Clark Cen
tennial Exposition, and note what you
say pertaining to the importance of the
same. I regret that I am unable, at this
time, to say what amount will be recom
mended. However, I will present the
matter to the Legislature, and I feel con
fident that the Montana Interest In the
Exposition will be commensurate with Its
importance to the Northwest Very truly
Tours, j. k. TOOLE.
Contribution Is Likely From the
Great State.
JEFFERSON, Mo., Nov. 24. (To the
Editor.) It is not practicable at this dls
tance from the contempfatcfl exposition
J. G. Metier, Commissioner
for Washington.
to, be held in your city in 1905 to state
definitely what Missouri will do In the
way of a state exhibit. Tho Legislature
to be elected in 1904 will determine that
Missouri has made an exhibit of her re
sources at nearly all of the expositions '
which have heretofore been held. How
ever, I am unable to say what may be
done In 1905. but I assume that Inasmuch
as Oregon is the "child of Missouri," this j
state would likely contribute something
to the success of the exposition. Very
respectfully, A. M. DOCKERY,
Washington Commission Is Working
CASTLE ROCK. Wcoh.. Dec. 16. (To the
Editor.) I am very much encouraged,
and no doubt each member of our commis
sion is eo encouraged, at the progress you
gentlemen In Oregon are making, for upon
your efforts and progress largely depends
and determines the amount of the appro
priation the Legislature of Washington
will make durins Its coming session. A
to the work we have been doing must say
It is but little, because everything we do
is on the Individual responsibility of each
member. We have had no funds at our
command for the purpose of furthering
the cause, but for myself I can say that
at the county convention of the Republi
can party of Cowlitz County a resolution
was adopted favoring a liberal approprla-
Heoer M. Wells, Governor
of Utah.
tlon for the Lewis and Clark Centennial
and American Pacific Exposition, to be
held In Portland, Or., in 1905. What ef
fort haB been made to have the Governor
make mention of the matter in his mes
sage to the Legislature, I am unable to
say at this time, but as there are three
members of our commission, also mem
bers of the Legislature, it Is fair to pre
sume that they have brought the matter
to the attention of the Governor, and
that he will in his message make favorable
mention of an appropriation for that purpose.-
As to whether or not the State of Wash
ington will have a separate building large
ly depends upon our appropriation, but
George W. Rowan, Commissioner
for Washington.
Georsre C. l'ardcc, Governor- t
Elect of California. I
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for myself 1 . cannot see how this state
can make, a display of her natural, hidden
and developed wealth in the small space
the State of Oregon, might be able to
assign .the State of Washington in the
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Alexander 31. Dockery, Governor
of Missouri.
Oregon State Building. Therefore I have
not counted on any other plan than that
the State of Washington will have a sepa
rate building second to none other, ex
cept the State of Oregon. And while I
believe the people of Washington feel
kindly disposed toward the people of Ore
gon and favor the exposition, yet I do not
believe one building will be large" enough
to hold the exhibits of the two states at
that time and place.
Secretary of Washington Commission.
Washington Commissioners in a Po
siti&n of Influence.
BROOKFIELD, Wash., Nov. 22. (To
Themaa Klrby, Commissioner
for Idaho.
the Editor.) As far as I have heard from
the rest of the commissioners they feel
that It is necessary for the State of Wash
ington to make a liberal appropriation.
Whether the aense of the January meet
ing will be for a separate building can
only be decided when we meet.
Three of the commission are members
of the coming Legislature, two In the
Senate and one in the Houce, and they
will do all they can to carry out the rco
ommcndatlon of the commission.
The only recommendation I can suggest
to you Is an early appropriation by tne
Legislature of the State of Oregon, eo it
will be no doubt a guide for our state.
Commissioner for Washington.
Promise Made of an Ample Exhibit
nnd Representation.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Nov. 24. (To the
Editor.) Wo shall bring to bear on our
coming Legislature all the Influence possi
ble for an ample appropriation to make
for thio state a creditable exhibit at the
Lewis and Clark Exposition to be hold in
your city in 1905, and I have every reason
to believe, and promises that Justify me
In eaylng that you will not only be proud
of Idaho, but have excellent cause to say
that Idaho has outdone herself. The name
of Idaho will be on the lips of thousands
6f Eastern people ao well an on foreign
tongues; the magic of gold-has set a mul-
De Forest Richards, Governor
of Wyoming.
tltude on the roads leading to-this state,
and the times and conditions are ripe for
a rapid growth and development of this
great lntermountaln state. We expect to
put up 3uch an exhibit that Idaho will be
on the New Yorkers' tongues, as well as
Chicago and Pittsburg. It will be Idaho
In Minneapolis, Salt Lake, Denver and the
large cities, on railroad maps, and the
people of overcrowded Eastern states will
'then have a chance to see our great re
sources. Portland need not fear as to the suc
cess that will crown her efforts in 1905.
We expect the advertlsment that our ex
hibit will get through the exposition will
bring thousands more to our great young
K. J. Parker, Commissioner
for Washington.
state. Capital will seek Investment, and
touching our dead Industries with life,
well may our state pride herself with an
ample appropriation when such rich re
turns will follow. Already trains groan
with weight of cattle, hogs, sheep and
grain. Towns are springing up on every
hand; railroad construction is under way
in a dozen different directions within our
borders. New mining camps are being
dtocovered nnd will be developed, and the
spirit of progrers Is evident on every hand,
and we will keep it so by our efforts at
Portland in 1S03.
All the times and conditions point to a
successful exposition. Not only will near
ly all of the people of the great West be
there, but the Eastern people will be glac"
to see what the Western people are good
fcf, and we will riot disappoint them. Wc
ohall endeavor to put up our own build
State of Idaho Commissioner.
Commissioner Parker Speaks for
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Dec. 7. (To
the Editor.) I have no hesitation what
ever In stating there Is no doubt but that
the Legislature of the State of Washing
ton will make a good appropriation for
the proposed Lewis and Clark Centennial,
but to a great extent so much depends
upon-the action of the Oregon Legislature
our hands are tied until the Washington
commlssipn-knows Just what you will"' do
yourselves. One thing "js. certain, Wash-
lngton will be in front, and will provide
handsomely without one-hundredth part
: of the talk and fuss made by the crowd
' who are always making grandstand plays
In the interest of the dear people of your
' own state. Don't you worry about Wash
ington; go ahead and get your own ap
propriation through, and we will follow
suit at a gait which will make your hair
curl. . Our people are keyed up to the
highest notch, and I can say the same for
, Idaho. I cannot say yet the amount our
' commission will ask for. The report is
made, but a blank is left to be filled In
when we find what Oregon does, and be
yond the fact that this commission has
long since decided upon a separate build
ing, I shall say nothing. As for sugges
tions, be under no alarm; If you carry out
what we have already suggested, we will
pile on more. Still, I would suggest you
get your site In shape and Invite us to
j come and choose our lot, and do not. allow
f us to be worried and bothered when we
j do commence our work, and that will be
as soon as the appropriation Is made.
I Our sessions open on the same day, and
i It Is up to Oregon to sit down on your
"hot-air" Legislators and make them act
quickly if they act at all.
Chairman Washington Commission Lewis
and Clark Centennial Exposition.
Legislature Expected to Make an
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 25. (To
the Editor.) The commission in charge of
Utah matters connected with the proposed
Lewis and Clark Centennial, should more
properly be termed a "committee."
When Mr. Dunlway appeared before our
Legislature two years ago, he asked for
the passage of a concurrent resolution ex
pressive of our good will, and requesting
the Governor to appoint a committee to
Investigate the proposition and report to
the next Legislature. This resolution was
unanimously adopted, and under it the
Governor appointed a committee of three.
That committeo has held frequent meet
ings and kept itself posted as to the prog-
Hoyt Sherman, Commissioner
for Utah.
ress made by the managers in charge oC
the enterprise. Personally, my business
takes me to Portland quite often.
Our Legislature meets January 12 next.
It Is the purpose of our committee to
meet prior to that date and agree upon a
report Without having seen the other
members of the committee for some time,
still I am practically sure. that the report
will be extremely favorable. We shall
recommend a substantial appropriation
and the appointment of a commission to
collect and take charge of tho Utah ex
hibit. What action the Legislature will take
upon the report I am unable to say. I
can generally form a pretty good guess
as to what I may do In the future, but to
undertake to guess what other men will
do Is too hard a proposition for me.
I know the committee will urge favor
able action, and from several conferences
held with the Governor on this subject
(the last one only yesterday) I know he
Intends to make favorable mention of It
In his message.
The City of Portland has done well, and
I have no doubt the State of Oregon will
do likewise. I would suggest that com
missioners and members of committees
haying the matter In hand for other
states be promptly advised of the action
taken by the Oregon Legislature. Beyond
any doubt thd Legislature of Utah will bo
largely governed by what Oregon does.
Yes, I would say that in case an appro
priation is made, the first we would want
to do would be to have a site asslgneiita
us and erect a building. So many of our
peoplb go to Portland at all times of the
year that the selection of the site, tho
commencement and progress made in the
construction of the Utah building would
be of constant interest to Utah visitors,
and, upon their return home, tend to ad
vertise the exposition. With the very
best wishes for the success of the enter
prise, I am.
Very truly,
Chairman Utah Committee.
SUM ASKED, $100,000.
Washington Commissioners Make
Their Recommendation.
THE Lewis and Clark Fair Commis
sion for the State of Washington
has agreed to recommend an ap
propriation in the sum of $100,000 for an
adequate exhibit at the exposition. There
are five members of the commission, and
three of them are members of the Legis
lature. The report of the commission to
the Governor is in part as follows:
Washington, aa the principle state In
population, commerce and Industry of the
old Oregon country, has a large and di
rect Interest in the 1S05 Fair. We believe
that the fact that Lewis and Clark, in
their trip of exploration, passed through
the Stato of Washington, traversing its
mountains and plains, and sailing upon
Its-water courses, and that the territory
now embraced within the state was a part
of the original Oregon Territory, entitles
us to as great a share in this -undertaking
as the State of Oregon has accepted. We
further believe that, on account of our
varied and great mineral resources,
this state is in a position to reap more
actual benefit than is Oregon herself, and
that the influx of homeseekers and of
capital for Investment which must surely
follow the holding of a successful expo
sition will repay many fold to the people
of this state the money they may expend
In securing a proper and creditable dis
play of the resources of the state at the
Lew,i3 and Clark Centennial Exposition.
The material progress of Washington
In the four decades ended with 1900 was
remarkable. From an Isolated and ob
scure territory In the northwestern cor
ner of the United States we have grown
to be one of the wealthiest and most
prosperous commonwealths In the Union
In 1E50 there were 1201 people within the
present boundaries of our state. These
were living In the counties of Lewi3 and
Clark, then a part of the Territory of
Oregon. From 11,594 people in 1S60 we had
grown in 1900 to a population of over
518,000, and our present population is not
far from 600.000. Our 'growth in other
lines is significantly shown in the follow
ing table of comparisons:
1S60. 1900;
Population 11,594 518,103
Improved land in
iarms, acres
Wheat, bushels
Wool, pounds
Hops, pounds
Railroads, miles of.
Coal product, tons 134,350
Lumber, value
Flour and meal
Agricultural products
..$1,172,520 J 30.2Sff.2S0
Manufactures L405.OQQ
iteai esiaie ana per
sonal property 2.51S.672 261,000.000
Value farm property.. 3,603.155 144.040.547
Orchard products 23,779 L353.7So
Animals slaughtered... 105.103 1.16S.S02
A distinguishing feature of the 1505 Fair
will be exhibits of the life, customs and
Industry of the Orient and Oceanica, the
purpose of which will be to show the
true relation of the United States to tho
new trade field on the other side of the
Pacific Ocean.
The State of Washington Is especially
f '