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THE MORNItfft OREGONIAS, 1 HUIiSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1903.
FOR SMITH AND EDDY
,, I -rvi P
mUltnOman Delegation UOeS
DECIDES ON TWO CANDIDATES
Portland Man for President of the
State Senate and Representa
tlvc From Tillamook for
Tho Multnomah flolepatlon last night:
Resolved unanimously to support Dr.
Andrew C. Smith for President of tho
Btate Senate, and to support B. I
Eddy for Speaker of the House.
Approved tho Lewis and Clark bill as
eubmitu-d by the Fair directors, and
appointed J. E. Hunt to introduce it in
the Senate and Dan J. ilalarkcy in the
Appointed F. P. Mays to introduce the
Portland charter in the Senate and San
derson Reed in the House.
Considered a number of legislative
Republican delegates to the legislature
from Multnomah County last night an-
nnnnred their stand in the contest for
the organization of the two houses of the
legislature. All members of the delega
tion from this county are Republicans
their resolution was unan
imous. Dr. Smith was put forward as the
candidate for President or tne senate,
n-n "Mr. Fadv for Sneaker of tho House.
The result was not unexpected by tho
public, but it came sooner than It had
looked for it Dr. .Smith has been an
.n-.nrcori nnrHdaie for several months, and
it was the common understanding that
his homo delegation would stand behind
Mm. Mr Eddy has taken a deep inter-
t ir. infUiiiHnn for Multnomah County,
In the last Legislature he rendered signal
service to the Multnomah delegation,
nr. Smith and Mr. Eddy expressed
fVnmcnH'nc nfter the meeting as highly
pleased with the testimonials they had
received. Both think that the declaration
of Multnomah means their success at Sa
im nixt week. "I am very grateful to
the gentlemen," said Mr. Eddy to a re-
t-. "in tart, more so than I can
yvi ii , '
Sn-hn, onnintlnn for Dr. Smith was adopt
ed promptly without discussion. Sena
tors .McGinn, Myers and Smith were pres
ent' Senators Mays and iioiman were
resented by written letters and telegrams,
nnnnimroii that they would sup-
tw, smith, and Senator Hunt, who
was at Cottage Grove sent in a telephone
message to Chairman Hooson to uie saniu
r 'y0 cnint!nn for Mr. Eddy, Repre-
.ti,. -Rnnirc nnoned a discussion by
i vio Annhied the wisdom of
v. .inninM)inn nt that time. He com
mended Mr. Eddy as an able and satis
factory man for the Speakership, and the
only question in his mind -was expeoi-
... oi,ii flf!rsses followed from
other Humberts, all commending Mr.
Eddy and urging adoption of the "solu
. tv, Rkers were: Messrs.
. . wnflW Hudson. Hutch-
'nrtnn and Reed. The reso
utionwas adopted without a ntlng
voice, save Mr. Banks, and his action, he
imirAi solely by considera-
smu, nra '"-JJ"
tions of polfcy.
The resolution for Dr. Smith -was offered
. RAn'ntor McGinn, and was as follows
, Tor, t. 1003. "Whereas. Dr.
Andrew C. Smith? Senator for Multnomah
Sounty. in the Oregon State has
tmnouncod his candidacy as president of the
Senate at the forthcoming session or tne is-
vinninc Tnmiftrv 12. llKw; ana.
Whereas. We regard Senator Smith as Qual
ified in an exceptional degreo to fulfill the ex
acting and responsible duties oi tnai niB"
T.Ai,. Thnt wp. the Senators from Mult
nomah County, tendjer to our colleague. Sen
ator Smith, our unanimous iuiij.ui.
dldacy for president of the senate.
'TiiMi Senator Hunt's telephone mes
sage pledging him to Dr. .Smith, a letter
from Senator Holman and a telegram
from Senator Mays -were read to the same
effect, as follows:
From Senator Mays
TiftllPs. Or.. Jan. 7. 1903. Hon. C. W.
Hodson: I am for Dr. Smith for president of
the. Senate, and hope our delegation will be
unanimous. Am unavoidably away.
F. P. MATS.
From' Senator Hobnan
Portland. Or.. Jan. 2. 1903. To the Multno
mah County Senators. Gentlemen: I am
about to leave on a business trip foe Califor-
nia. r understand that during my absence a j
meeting of the Senatorial delegation is likely
to be called for the purpose of declaring Its
choice of candidate for president of the State
Senate. In that event, I desire that my voto
be recorded for State Senator Andrew C Smith
as such candidate. HERBERT HOUIAN.
Joint Senator Clackamas and Multnomah,
The resolution for Mr. Eddy was put
forward by Representative "W. N. Jones.
It -was as follows:
Whereas. Hon. B. L. Eddy. Joint Represent
ative for Tillamook and Tamhlll Counties, has
announced his candidacy for Speaker of the
house at the forthcoming session of the Lcgls
lature, beginning January 12, 11KJ3; and,
Whereas. Eepresentatlve Eddy, by his admlr
able record in the 1901 session of the State
legislature, demonstrated his splendid capacity
an4-Unusual worth as a lawmaker, giving most
valuable service, not only to his counties, but
to the state at large; therefore, be It
Hesolvcd, That we, the Representatives In the
lower house for Multnomah County, tender to
Hon. B. I. Eddy our unanimous support in bis
candidacy for Speaker.
The lawmakers went over a large num
ber of, bills, but could not do much with
them, because they had had opportunity
to examine only a few of the measures be
fore that time. Several bills from the
Taxpayers' Ieaguo were sent back for cor
rection of " ambiguities or inconsistencies
Among these was one to regulate .the
purchase of county supplies; another to
County Auditor to pass
upon bills, anotner to prescribe a new
method of letting county advertising con
tracts, and one or two others. Several
contained more than one subject of leg
islation and were clearly unconstitutional.
A number of bills were passed over as
being' general state measures, and there
fore not properly belonging to the Mult
nomah delegation as a body. Among
these were bills as follows: For a State
Bureau of Mines, for a State Mining In
spector, for a . law against child labor.
for payment td the state by relatives jf
Inmates in the Reform School and Insane
Asylum for maintenance of such charges.
The Lewis and Clark Fair bill as submit
ted by tho fair board was approved. It
was accompanied by a second bill provid
ing for a special election should a referen
dum be required. This measure was also
passed upon favorably. J. E. Hunt was
delegated to introduce both bills in the
Senate and Dan J. Malarkey in the House.
The delegation voted to adopt an emer
gency clause for the new charter, so that
that instrument might be put into effect
at once after enactment. This clause was
appended at the request of Mayor Will
iams. F. P. Mays was delegated to father
the charter in the Senate, and Sanderson
Reed' in the House. ,
Dr. Smith announced that he would
present a bill to create a State Board of
Health. This Doara wouia De 'charged
with the duty of preventing the spread pf
diseases and would be -armed with- the
necessary powers therefor. Dr. Smith
said that the medical profession advocat
ed the bill and that only two stitos of
the Nation did not have legislation of the
Representr$Ive Cobb said that he was
preparing: a bill to require lenders on
Senator Sweek announced mat ne naa i
bill under consideration to regulate trans
Senator Sweek announced that he had a
lers oi siock. in cuijjuiuuuiu.
Representative Malarkey was working
on an inheritance tax law.
The bill to authorize the City Council
to levy a special tax for a fireboat was
laid over for future consideration.
Two other measures were also laid over.
one to Increase the salary of the County
Superintendent of Schools from $1500 to
$2500 per year, and the other that of the
County Clerk. The County Clerk now re
ceives $2500 a year.
AfteV matters of legislation had been
considered tho Republican members of the
delegation -went 'into caucus, and the only
Democratic member, Senator Sweek, with
drew. TO ISSUE g300,000 PONDS.
Port of Portland Will Anlc Authority
The Port of Portland Commission will
present a bill to the Legislature to per
mit the board to Issue $300,000 in bonds for
a "refunding fund." The bonds are to run
YOUNG BOY WHO ROBBED POSTOFFICE TO .BUY
V&Ttmiv. ig-O.'. ' li II ill i tliHIMIP Ml In I II
from one to tcn yearSt at a rate to be de-
termlned by the commission, and $30,000
worth is to mature each year. The com
mission hopes thereby to pay off an in
debtedness -which the Jegal levy of 1
mills has been unable to meet. Spread
over a term of years, the burden of pay
ment would not bear hard on taxpayers.
The same bill will provide that any mem
ber of the board -who absents himself
from the meetings of the commission for
more than CO consecutive days may be
dropped from membership, unless his ab
sence has been due to sicKness or otnor
specified causes. This provision is Intend
ed to meet cases like that of lliis u.
Hughes, who has not graced the board
meetings with his presence for a long
The bill has been drawn up by J. C.
Flanders. It will be Incorporated In a re
port which C. F. Swigert Is preparing of
the commission's work.
President -Banfield yesterday explained
the object of the bill as follows:
'We wish to be authorized to Issue
bonds to meet our indebtedness, the bonds
to cover a maximum period of 10 years.
As the law stands now, the money for
this indebtetdness would have to be raised
In imA vaqi Tli ( o Ttrmilil Imnnun n Vifnw
burden 2of taxation on the public The
board is behind in its running expenses
and in the construction of the new dredge,
scows, pipe line and tender John McCra-
ken approximately $300,000. This indebted
ness could be met by issuing bonds to run
from one to ten years, and a special tax
could be levied and placed in a special re
funding fund so as to pay of one-tenth of
tho indebtedness every year. The regular
levy Is to be left as it has been. The
board feels satisfied that 1 mills will
furnish enough money for running ox-
penses for the next two years at least,
provided the dredge Columbia is to con
tinue in the service of the Government.
This lease will begin at midnight Thurs
day, January 8. The Government will pay
$233 a day for the use of the dredge."
BIRDS AND THEIR TRAITS
Interesting VlevrK Prcnented at John
The most interesting bird pictures ever
seen In Portland were presented at the
stereopticon entertainment of the John
Burroughs Society last evening in the
chapel of the Unitarian Church. The
photographs portrayed were in many cases
obtained under difficulties, but excellent
ones were secured nevertheless, and an
Interesting adjunct wero the pictures taken
.1. by another camera, showing the modern
birdhunters In the act of photographing
the defenseless birds. The life history
of a family of chickadees brought ap
plause, and so did a series of two young
redtail hawks, taken in their nest near
the river bank opposite Vancouver. The
two white eggs were first shown in the
nest 120 fee,t from the ground, then suc
cessively the two marauders were snown
as first hatched, half-grown, and as full
fledged birds of prey. The smaller kodak
had been taken into the treetop, and the
perilous positions the "hunters" assumed
in catching their game won laughter and
applause. Other pictures showed the
home life of young hummingbirds, wrens
and other Oregon birds. In all. 8S views
-svere portrayed, while W. L. Finley gave
interesting descriptions of the birds and
told the difficulty the hunters had in get
ting them to sit for their pictures. To
gether with H. T. Bohlman, Mr. Finley
had taken the photographs, ana" was
therefore Jn a good position to tell of the
novel hunting. Dr. Woods Hutchinson
made the introductory remarks.
Kcllls' Xcw Leading Man.
Goorgo Alison, the ntfw leading man
of the Nelll Stock Company, arrived from
Neve York yesterday and is registered at
the. Portland. Hotel. He is a talented and
versatile actor, having-been a member of
Proctor's Stock Company, and will make
bis Portland debut in "The Little Min
ROBBED TO BUY CANDY
HERBERT J. MUXDEIAj TELLS
Other Boy Had Nice Present He
and 5one So He Broke Into
The strong arm of the Federal law has
gripped Herbert J. Mundoll, and has given
him as a temporary home a double cell
in the county jail. He is a self-confessed
burglar, who broke Into the postofiice at
Alba. Or., on the night of December
last, and rifled the safe of its contents.
hut he does not look the port. He is a
blue-eved. blonde-haired boy of diminu
tive stature, not quite 15 years old, and
when Deputy United States Marshal Rob
erts brought him down from Pendle
ton yesterday and delivered him to Jailer
Jackson, he encountered a protest trom
Mrs. Jackson, who happened to be pres
"Surely that child is not a burglar,"
she said. "He ought not to be locked up."
"Yes. ma'am. T am a burglar," put in
the youngster Quietly. "I robbed the post'
Mrs. Jackson gasped. But It was de
cided on her suggestion not to lock him
up with the other prisoners, and he was
given a biff cell to himself in the old
part of tho Jail. He marched into it
bravely, bid good-bye to Deputy Roberts,
in whose custody he has been for more
than- a week, and heard the heavy iron
door clang behind him with no apparent
emotion. He had been in that state of
mind 'ever since his arrest, talking only
when he admitted his guilt to United
States Commissioner Halney at Pendle
ton last Monday, and was held for the
Federal grand jury-
A few lonely hours In the Jail, however,
wrought a chancre in the boy. and when
a reporter called to see him later in the
day ho was huddled up in a disconsolate
heap on his couch. His cheeks were
wet with tears and his lips quivered when
he asked his visitor for an opinion as to
what his fate would be. He gave one
the Impression that he was willing to
effect a compromise on a basis of being
hung out of hand, and no man can guess
what sort of horrors his own tortured
mind had been calling up.
"There ain't no use taking me before
a Jury." he said. "I'm guilty. I told the
Judge so at Pendleton.
"And what made you steal the money?"
asked the reporter.
"I dunno exactly. I never" done It be
fore never stole anything. But Christ
mas day I wanted money to buy things,
and I guess I got desperate. My step
father is a laborer who don't work reg
ular, and my mother Is poor. There are
three children younger than me and two
older In the family, and I couldn't get
work because I was too little. We didn't
get anything for Christmas, but all day
long I saw other boys eatin' "candy and
showin' off their presents, while I just
walked around town. Then I made up
my mind to stjal something, and I did."
"How dldyou happen to pick out the
"I dunno that, either. It was just the
first place I thought of where there was
monov. outside of the bank, which I
couldn't break In. I pried up a window
and crawled Inside. The safe door was
closed, but not locked, and I took $70 in
money and got ouside again all safe
"Weren't you frightened?"
"I don't know now just how I felt. I
went to a store and bought 35 cents worth
of candy for me and the kids, and after
that I was arrested. They got all the rest
of the money back, and put me in Jail."
The boy said that he had not made his
confession as a result of any promises
held out to him by the officers, and stead
ily Insisted that he wanted to take such
punishment as was to be meted out to him
right away. The Commissioner's records
show this to be 'the truth, but all who
have had any communication with the
little chap have developed a lively sym
pathy for him. Jailer Jackson, whose
exnerlence with criminals lends value to
his opinion, said last night that his small J
prisoner was a goou-neartea ooy wno naa
simply been overcome by a sudden mighty
temptation, and that he was hoping for
an order to turn him loose.
The manner of Mundell's arrest shows
that he can hardly be classed as an old
offender. When the burglary was dis
covered the Pendleton police saw at once
that the job was on the sophomoric if
not the strictly juvenile order, and when
the boy's sudden accession to wealth, as
shown in his elaborate purchases for his
brothers and sister, was discovered, they
simply gathered him In. Then he con
fesed. and added simply":
"Everybody in town but us was bavin'
a good time Christmas day. and I Just
couldn't stand It. That's how I come to
Review of Gardener Charges.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. Secretary Root
has received an elaborate review of the
case of Miijor Gardener, of the Thirteenth
Infantry, prepared by Judge Advocate
General Davis, but, as he has not had
time to consider it fully, he Is not yet
prepared to discuss it. Major Gardener
made serious charges against the Admin,
lstritlon in certain provinces in the Phil
ippines. By direction of the President a
board investigated the charges, and it fell
to the Judge-Advocate-General to review
this testimony and prepare a complete"
abstract for the information of the Pres
ident and Secretary of War.
ROBBED ELEVEN HOUSES
Two Men Arrested and One Con
fesses to Many Thefts.
Detectives Kerrigan and Snow made an
other smart capture last night in arrest
ing two young men named R. E. Doweli,
alias Savage, and George Fowler, alias
iiuer. jj-our Keys, nearly an oi me same
size, were found on Doweli. and after
Fowler was sharply examined he con
fessed that he had robbed 11 houses in this
Doweli was arrested at S:30 o'clock at
Second and Burnside streets, and the po
lice say they have, evidence to connect him
with the robbery of the "western lodging
house last Sunday morning, and with sev
eral cases of theft In different Whlte-
chapel lodging-houses, where blankets,
overcoats and underwear have recently
been stolen. Doweli did not wish to talk,
Fowler was arrested half an hour after
ward, and his nerve deserted him entirely
when he faced the detectives at the police
station. "I was able to steal things from
houses when the people engaged me to
chop and carry in firewood, he declared.
"I started to steal in this city about De
cember 12, and I've been at It ever since.
I disposed of tho goods at second-hand
stores." After some persuasion Fowler
confessed ho had engaged in these rob
beries: Knives and forks from a lodging-house. Front
and Clay streets.
Bicycle lamp, from an unknown location.
ScrowdrKer. rule and pair of rubber shoes
from a place on Morrison street, December 18.
One pair of slicker leggings, Elgtitn street.
near Burnside, December 22.
Ax. from a house in Goose Hollow, Decem
Handsaw and three clamps, from a place on
Flanders street, near Fourteenth.
Pillow slips, white shirts with "S. A. B. on
bosom, bedspread, apron, four towels, from a
house, near Tenth and Alder streets.
Four silver-mounted military hair brushes.
black ebony backs, from Fifteenth and Flan
ders streets, January 5.
Pocket compass, fishing rod ana nammocK.
from a yellow-painted houso on Columbia or
Clay, near Sixth or Eighth.
New handsaw, taken near tne fatar urewery
Company's plant. East Burnside street; saw
Hammer, on Park street.
The doIIco state that they are almost
certain of their ability to recover all these
stolen articles, but to assist them In doing
this they wish tne owners ot tne property
to call on the Chief of Police today, so
that the nronertv can be identified, as
none of the articles were reported as hav
ing been stolen at tho times the thefts
SINGERS START HOME.
Members "Fiddle-Dee-Dee" Troupe
Explain Spokane Epluode.
The 40 men and women who made up the
Fiddle-Dee-Dee" company recently tour
ing the Coast cities were all in Portland
for a few hours between trains yesteruay.
and they were a most sedato lot. They
overstepped tho bounds of legitimate en
thusiasm, as it has been fixed by tne con
servative press agent, when they spoke of
the manager of tbo Grand opera-nouse
at Snokane. But what they said of him,
tho clerk at the Portland amrms, is re
sponsible for the sudden betterment In
local climatic conditions during tne alter-
Tho SDokano manager would not let tho
company appear at his theater because, as
he said, they had Incapacitated tnenujeives
the night before at a series ot hlgn jinks
civen at the Spokane Club. All tne mem
bers reported for duty, and Joseph Muller,
manager of tho troupe, said tney were
ieady to go on, but the local proprietor
was obdurate. He closed tne tneater, anu
In so doing ho closed the career of tho
A telegram came from Mr. i?iscner.
owner of Fischer's Theater, in San Fran
cisco. and backer of tho show, to- send
the company homo and close out all fu
ture engagements. Manager Muller got
as far as Portland yesterday with his 40
young men and maidens, and was inclined
to tho belief that ho was a victim of 111
'We've got good people," he said, "and
a good snow, DUt someDoay nas put.
hoodoo on us."
Genial Harry Cashman, the leading.
comedian, was even more frank. He said
"The only thing wo can do now Is to
go back, for we have got our orders. But
I want to say that we were most unjustly
treated In Snokane. Tho members of tho
company were treated wiin most un
usual hospitality by the bpokane jiud,
but they could havo given the show all
rleht. In advance of reporting to Mr.
Fischer I don't want to go into details
but I do wish to say that the company's
trip has been brought to this unfortunate
close through no fault of theirs. We will
go straight through to San Francisco and
there disband, and we will all do it with
regret. It was a pleasant tour up to tho
time we reached Spokane.
FAVOR' HIGHER LICENSES
Salmon Pnclcer Aprree to Support 50
Per Cent Increase.
The committee of salmon packers ap
pointed at a meeting held in Portland last
week to recommend a change in tne
license schedule eo as to raise the reve
nue desirable for propagation of young
fish has reported that an advance of about
50 per cent would be right, faucn an au
vance. it estimates, would produce within
$5000 of the sum desired by tho Master
Fish Warden and would be sufficient to
preserve the Industry in prosperity.
Though the packers do not take Issue
with the recommendations of the Master
Fish Warden in his biennial report, there
Is a material difference between their con
elusion and his. He recommends an ad
vance of about 100 per cent In the license
schedule, and In some Instances more than
100 per cent. It is plain that the packers
think his figures too high, though they
do not -say so. They will urge their view
of the matter before the Legislature.
ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Medical Student FIniBli Their Ex
amination!! for LiicenKCK.
Fourteen doctors and medical students
bravely began the second day of the tests
given by the State Board of Medical Ex
aminers, which ended yesterday. The
questions In the morning were on anat
omy and surgery, under the charge of Dr.
W. H. Savior, of Portland, who compiled
. the queries on those subjects. In the aft
ernoon questions on phymoiogy and med-
klcal Jurisprudence were conducted by Dr.
W. E. Caril, of Oregon uity, wno is in
charge of that department. The other
member of the board is Dr. A. B. Gillls,
Those who havo compiled the questions J
say that they arc not the most difficult,
as the applicants have already received
their degrees from reliable colleges, and
the object of the examination is to deter
mine that the "doctors are up to the stand
ard required in Oregon.
The examination was concluded last
evening, and the result will soon be an
nounced. Flfrlit for PreKlilency of Peru.
LIMA, Jan. 7. It is reported here that
the Dolltical parties opposing Manuel
Candemos, candidate for the Presidency
of Peru, have decided to Issue- a mani
festo to the nation soliciting vdtes for
Dr. Valcaireel as President; Pedro Osma
as first Vice-President, and'Augusto Du
rand as eecond Vice-President.
Meier Frank Company Meier (8b
Brass, and Iron Beds, Mattresses, Springs, Pillows, etc., all at clearance sale prices.
Clearance sale prices prevailing on our entire stock of men's and boys' Clothing.
Picture Framing at clearance sale prices Largest and best line of moldings.
accorded, built a great business, and as the store grows larger it grows better. Each year of
our existence has been a move to make the family purse go farther. It is simply stating facts 1
to say mat we occupy a hitherto unfilled niche in providing
fairest possible prices.
There's no better indication of the
prestige a store enjoys than the re
sponse its announcements elicit from the
buying public. You may draw a
crowd once, twice, even oftener by ficti
tious prices or representations, but
you cannot continue attracting satis
fied buyers every day throughout a
month or five weeks during an event
like the Clearance Sale unless merit and
reliability are behind every statement.
Prices may bring you to our store,
but the veracity of our statements, the
stability of our merchandise is what
secures your permanent patronage.
During the Clearance Sale we offer
Every Article at Splendid Reduction
Meier & Frank Company
BIG DEMAND FOR SCHOOLS
RESIDENTS OF MANY SECTIONS PE
TITION THE BOARD.
Atklnnon Dnildlnfir Needs to lie Re
placed Highland Wnnts a
The locaUon of a new schoolhouse will
be the question confronting, the Boarcfof
Education after the estimates for the ex
penses of maintaining the great public
school business of Portland are prepared.
The reslderits of half a dozen sections
have petitioned .the board -that new and
much larger buildings be erectea lor tne . shall receive the lion's share of the ap
accommodatlon of their children, I proprlatlon- will come up for a decision,
and requests are so well justified "The district Is really in better condl
by the overcrowded condition of j tlon both as regards finances and build
nearly every one of the schools that the jngs than for some time," said City Su
board Is in a quandary as to which neigh- j perintendent Rlgler yesterday. "Had it
borhood most needs the building to be not been for the rapid Increase this year
erected this year. The plan of the dlrec-
tors has hitherto been to relieve those
portions of the city where the recent phe-
nomenal growth In population has con-
uested the schools -and to sldetracK pe-
titions for Improvements on buildings
already erected. In this way the oft
repeated request of those Interested In
the Atkinson School has been laid aside
while schoolhouses in rapidly growing
parts of the East Side were attended to.
Though several large additions to a num
ber of buildings will be made this year,
the prospects of an entirely new structure
to replace the old Atkinson building are
brighter than ever before. The cost of
a suitable building there would be in the
neighborhood of 553.000. as the present
structure has 17 rooms, includin
ncx on the same block.
Another district greatly M need
new building Is that of the Highland
School. Here the attendance has so
enormously increased that three portable
schoolrooms are in use. while the hall In
the original building has also been parti
tioned and converted into a make-shift
room. This region is Increasing in popu- '
latlon faster than any other portion of the
city, and a new building erected there
must be put up with the idea of accom
modating a still larger attendance In the
future. The three-r6om building was so
rapidly overcrowded that the portable ;
rooms could hardly be put Into use
quickly enough to provide for all the I
children in the neighborhood.
Between the demands of the Atkinson
and the Highland districts it Is a ques
tion of replacing the oldest and most di
lapidated building In the city with a new
and presentable structure or of erecting
nn adequate building In the most rapidly
growing part of the city. What the board
will decide in the matter none of the
members can tell, but It Is a question vi
tally interesting to a number of people, j
and the directors aro giving the subject (
a dose study before deciding upon the i
respective needs of the two neighbor
Among the -matters discussed at the re
cent closed-door meetings Is the Import
The proof of the store's goodness is its growth.
To stand still is to go backward. There are plenty of
stores with big enough business to satisfy the owners,
but one cannot hold a business at any point. If it
doesn't grow if shrinks, and that hurts a store's helpful
ness. Hence we are pushing ahead expanding at a
marvelous rate. There's ample reason for it.
Sound principles are at the root of a business tha1
grows as this business has grown. We have labored
incessantly to make this a store worthv of vour highest
confidence, and now we are
etrort. We have, by the
Response Ever Kaown
Meier & Frank Company
ant one of teachers' salaries. The fix
ing of a higher rate of pay for the teach
ers would involve the expenditure of
many hundreds of dollars monthly In ad
dition to the already large sum used In
this way, and the board Is therefore very
chary of making anything public in re
gard to the dlscufelon of a new scale.
With the heavy expenditure for new build
ings this year It seems hardly possible
that salaries can be raised without bond
ing tho district, which the board Is un
willing to do. A kindred topic to the,
teachers' pay is that of the salaries of
janitors. A committee was appointed
eomo time ago to prepare a new scale j they should be sent to school. Com
for the Janitors, but It has not reported i plaint was also made to Superintendent
as yet. j Gardner, of the Boys' and Girls' Aid So-
The board will hold another mceUng this ciety, and Agent Hawley was asked to
week, and It is expected that the greater . make Q report on the" case yesterday,
part of the estimates will then be sub- Hawley found the young musicians, as
mitted. They must be published before ci nuin n cmnii omvei nf musle-
j the annual meeting on January 19, when
the -great question as to what districts
jn go many different parts of the city the !
schools would be prepared to accommo- '
aate all the children that might come. A6
to the Atkinson School. It surely does i
cm Ihof l Hmo rr, of Inst ThrPP
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The n;xt year it was much the same way"
for the HolHday building went up. and
Inst vjir ihp nirt Central Schoolhouse was
replaced. Since the Atkinson petition was
first made nearly half a dozen buildings
of various sizes have been put up, and
this year the patrons say for the fifth
or sixth time, that the old building must
rpnlncpd. The Central was In about
. the game condition when It was replaced
! with the tiresent structure."
j BOYS SUPPORT FATHER.
! strolling: MnsicInnK Will Stop Play-
Ing When He Finds Work.
The two little boys who have charmed
people during the holiday season by their
musical ability on the streets had an inter
view with the police yesterday, and for
a time it looked as if they would not be
G. SMITH & CO.
reaping the fruits of early i
splendid suooort Portland has
goods of safe grades at the
Meier & Frank Company
allowed to continue their public perform
ance in this city, but the matter was
finally comDromised. One boy plays a
guitar and his brother plays a violin, and
their Tavorlte stand Is Fifth and Wash
ington streets. Their names and ad
dresses are not known, as the police
omitted to. take a note' of this.
For the past few days complaints have
Tenched the Mayor that the children
should not be allowed to play on tho
streets for a livelihood, and that Instead
of helping to support their father, who
has. bjaen their faithful guardian during
the. continuance of their street concerts,
jover. attended by their father, and tho
trio was taken to Mayor Williams' office.
"Why do you allow your children to play
on the streets? Don't you know that i
they ought to be ct school?" the father
"My father does' not speak good Eng-
i lish." replied one of the small musicians.
"He will work, if he can get it. He Is a
sculptor, and could not get work In Cali
fornia, so came here with us. We play
sn that we all may live together." The
Mayor cuojuiuuimwu u ..
nclals by telephone, and an understanding
I was reached by which the children are
1 to be allowed to continue their street
music, and are to cease the practice as
soon as their father finds wor : at g his
. trade It is understood that the father is
. a German.
Cannot Finish Railroad.
SAN JOSE. Costa Rica, Jan. 7.-
i Government is unable to provide funds j
with which to complete tne railroad to tne i
Pacific Coast. It Is negotiating with the j
American contractors for the line to stop
work and receive an Indemnity.
Norther Sweeps Over Panama.
COLON, Colombia, Jan. 7. A norther is
blowing here today. The seas are rough
and the ships have left the harbor to
avoid the possibility of being driven
The Danish Folkethlns has passed a bill
I abolishing oaths In lezal procedure and sub- j
stltutlns declaration "on faith and honor."
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