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.TBLB MORNING OREG0NIAy TUESDAY, JULY 7, 1$0&
THE NEW DIRECTORS
Lewis and Clark Board Holds
Largely Attended Meeting,
LEWIS AND CLARK
HIGH-GRADEPIANOS ARE MOVING
RAPIDLY AT PORTLAND'S OLD ES
TABLISHED AND RELIABLE PIANO
HOUSE OF ALLEN &. GILBERT-
FAIR WILL OPEN FREE OF DEBT
OUR SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS ON
FIRST-CLASS PIANOS SEEMS TO
HAVE STRUCK TERROR IN CERTAIN
Hlg Change in Manner In Which
Stock Wan Represented Secre
tary's Report Shows Corpora
tion to Be In Good Condition.
QUARTERS, BUT AFTER ALL THERE
IS A CAUSE, FOR IT, FOR NEVER IN
THE HISTORY OF PIANO SELLING
HAVE SUCH BARGAINS BEEN OF
FERED AS WE ARE NAMING AT THIS
Twenty-one of the 23 old members of
the Lewis and Clark Fair board -were re
elected by the stockholders yesterday, the
places of the other four being: filled by
new men. Aside from the vacancy caused
by the death of President H. W. Corbett,
the places filled by new men are those
formerly held by O. L. Miller, of Baker
City; P. L. -Willis. Portland, and J. C.
Cooper, of McMInnvIlle. The new mem
bers elected are: H. L. Corbett, W. W.
Cotton, Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie and R.
Livingstone. Mr. Corbett is a gTandson
of the former president of the Exposition
board, and Is now in the East.
The re-election of TV. D. Wheelwright
was a compliment to the director. Mr.
Wheelrlght left a short time ago for Eu
rope, intending to make a three month's
Visit on the Continent. Before leaving he
wrote his resignation as a member of the
board of directors, and in the letter ex
pressed the desire, in event his name was
suggested for re-election, that he be not
chosen. Mr. Wheelrlght urged business
ties, and declared he could not give his
time to the work. At the suggestion of
Paul Wessinger, the resignation was laid
on the table, and Mr. Wheelright was re
elected. The meeting of stockholders yesterday
was the largest the corporation has ever
held. .Not only is this true of the num
ber of persons in attendance, but the
stock holdings voted were greater. Fifty
stockholders attended the meeting ami
25,761 shares of stock were voted. This
represented a total of $257,610 of the cap
ital stock that has been paid up, or about
64 per cent of the total.
There was a big change in the manner
In which stock holdings were represented.
-rU former meetings H. W. Corbett has
represented stock valued at from $125,000
to $130,000. This included not only his own
stock, valued at $30,000, but the subscrip
tions made by all the enterprises in which
he was Interested. The railroads have
not been represented at previous meet
ings. Yesterday the Corbett Interests were
represented by a number of persons, and
the largest number of shares voted by
any single person was 5316. which were
held by A. L. Mills. Mr. Mills represented
many of the Corbett interests, including
the estate's holdings, the stock owned by
the First National Bank. City & Sub
urban. Security Bank and a number of
other stockholders. J. C. AInsworth, who
voted 2000 shares, held the proxies of the
General Electric Company. Portland Ho
tel and Portland Railway Company.
Henry Reed represented the Ladd estate,
Jacob Kamm the Union Meat Company
and several small holders, voting 4031
shares. He also voted the 2000 shares
held by the Northern Pacific. Paul Wes- ;
singer represented the Weinhard inter
ests, which control 1000 shares; I. K.
Flelschner voted 1409 shares held by
wholesale bouses of Portland; A. L. Moh
ler was present to vote for the O. R. &
N. Its 1500 shares; R. Koehler represented
the Southern Pacific's 1500 shares and his
own of 25; Phil Buehner, representing the
Eastern &. Western Mill Company, had 21,0
shares. H. W. Scott voted 714 'shares and
A. H. Devers 388. These are among the
largest holdings reprcsentetl yesterday.
The report of H. W. Scott. flrsY vice
president and acting president, snowing
the advance made In the work, was re
ceived by the stockholders with gratifica
tion. The financial showing by Henry
Reed, secretary of the corporation, indi
cates that the Fair Association is in an
excellent condition. Mr. Reed's report
covered the year ending June 30. It shows
$5272.55 delinquent upon the first assess
ment made on the stock and $16,014.30 on
the second. Since the first of July, how
ever, about $9000 of the delinquencies
have been paid up, fully $5000 being re
ceived yesterday! This leaves the actual
amount delinquent at present about $12.
000. All of this, it Is believed, will be col
lected within a short time.
Stockholders Well Pleased.
The meeting yesterday was compara
tively short. The reports of the officers
were brief, though they fully covered the
ground, and the election of the directors
did not occupy any length of time. There
was no opposition to the list nominated
by former director P. I Willis, and the
stockholders appeared well pleased with
the result of the meeting and the work
on the Exposition thus far.
The new men who were elected to the
board of directors yesterday are well
known in Portland. W. W. Cotton has
for years been the legal representative of
the O. R. & N., and Js an attorney well
Icnown throughout the entire Northwest.
It Is a coincidence that the election of Mr.
Cotton places the attorneys for both the
O. R. & N. and the Southern Pacific on
thp board, for W. D. Fenton, re-elected
yesterday, is the Southern Pacific's local
H. L. Corbett is a grandson of the late
banker and philanthropist, who was the
"father of the Exposition. He is a re
cent graduate of Harvard, and is now
visiting in the East. Paul Wessinger, de
claring that the Fair Association owed it
to the memory of the late H. W. Corbett
to perpetuate the name with the Fair,
and believing that Mr. Corbett would be
a valuable addition to the board, sug
gested his nomination.
Dr. Mackenzie, a prominent Portland
physician, and R. Livingstone, president
of the Chamber of Commerce, are the
two other new members.
The removal of O. L. Miller, of Baker
City, to Olympia made his position as a
director vacant. P. L. Willis declared
his time too much occupied with other
duties to permit him to continue, and it
was understood that J. C. Cooper, of Mc
MInnvIlle, desired to be relieved.
The new board of directors will meet
Friday afternoon and organize for the
year's work. The election of the new
officers will probably be followed at once
by the designation of the committees.
With so many of the old members re
maining on the board, the work of nam
ing the committees will be simplified, but
it may require a day or two's time to
prepare the list. The following are the
directors who will serve during the com
ing year; J. C. Ainsworth, George W.
Bates, A. Bush, J. M. Church, Samuel
Connell, K. A. J." 'Mackenzie. A. H. De
vers, F. Dresser, William D. Fenton, I.
N. Flelschner, Leo-Frlede, Charles E.
Ladd, Rufus Mallory, A. L. Mills, John
F. O'Shea, James H. Raley, George W.
Riddle. H. W. Scott. B. Van Dusen, Paul
Wessinger, William D. Wheelwright. R.
Livingstone. Adolphe Wolfe, W. W. Cot
ton, H. L. Corbett.
"Will Open Free of Debt.
In calling the meeting to order Acting
President H. W Scott mentioned the im
portance of the work of preparing the
grounds, erecting the buildings and pro
vldlng for light and power. He predicted
that the Fair would open free of debt
and complimented the committees upon
"It will require the greatest care and
deliberative study at all, points while the
work is in progress to make all the plans
fit together properly," said he. "Utmost
caution will have to be taken at every
point to see that the entire expense does
tc? outrun the means. The various de-
ir. w. scott.
A. H. Devers
A. L. 3I111h.
I. X. Flelschner.
B. Van Dascn, of Astoria.
George W. Bates.
John F, O'Shea,
Charles E. Ladd.
J. C. AinsTTorth.
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J. M. Church, of La Grande.
A. Bash, of Salem.
William D. Wheelwright.
W. W. Cotton.
HT. L. Corbett.'
IC. A. J. Mackenzie.
James II. Raley, of Pendleton.
William D. Fenton.
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George W. Riddle, of Riddle.
One Hundred Pianos
As advertised, we are going to dispose
of 100 pianos on the co-operative plan,
which meane more piano value for tho
money than has ever been offered here in
Portland and as stated before, you aro
not restricted to some unknown make, but
have access to our entire line of high
grade pianos, which have stood the test
of time in this climate, and which have
an established reputation, and not a
single Instrument but has double veneer
cases, ivory keys and ebony sharps.
Special attention is given to the scale of
each instrument, while the actions are
triple repeating and equally balanced.
Such pianos as Knabe, Hardman, Steck,
Everett. Fischer, Ludwig, Packard,
Mason & Hamlin, Balawin, Hamilton,
Smith & Barnes. Cable and- Kingsbury,
need no introduction from an artistic
standpoint. They have been played and
recommended by our greatest artists,, and
there Is no need for our saying, money
back if not satisfied, for whoever pos
sesses an Instrument of above makes not
only has an artistic Instrument, but a
thing of beauty and a joy forever. Re
member the first 100 customers constitutes
the number to be sold in this way and all
will be sold on our easy-payment plan
of $6, JS, $10 and 515 per month, and all
contracts aro held by us, securing to you
safety In case of sickness or out of employment.
ALLEN & GILBERT-
The Wiley B. Allen Co.
209-211 First Street
out owing to tho practice of the most ad
vanced vices of Imperial Rome. The
islands are mountainous, but contain fer
tile valleys, wherein grows wild grass pe
culiarly delightful to cattle. In the Sum
mer of 1901 a Washington sheep company
landed 1000 sheep on one of tho
Aleutian Islands as an experiment;
It was found this Spring that
the flock has not increased, owing
to the depredations of wolves, but that
otherwise It has thriven. The company;
satisfied with the experiment, proposes
to land 5000 cattle and 25,000 sheep on
the archipelago this Summer and to take
up permanent pasture land. As the
world gradually becomes filled up, use Is
found for the regions which old geogra
phies were wont to condemn as sterile,
barren and worthless. Making the Aleu
tian islands a pasture is a case In point.
OLD GUARD RETIRES.
partments of work are in the hands of
committees, and numerous conferences
will have to be held by them, as time
goes on to keep matters well In hand."
Mr. Scott then presented his annual re
port, w..ch reads:
. "I feel that I must first give expression
to the sense of the loss we have suffered
In consequence of the death of our presi
dent, Henry W. Corbett. It Is due to his
memory to say that It was through him
that the resolve was taken to form this
corporation and to celebrate this first
centennial of the expedition of Lewis and
Clark across the continent to the Pacific
"Fortunate -would it have been for this
undertaking could he have remained with
us to. guide us in his counsel. He it was
who furnished the plan of the organiza
tion and the creative power that has put
it in operation. The debT"of Oregon to
Mr. Corbett is great' in many ways. This,
his last work, is left to as for execution.
It Is now just getting well under way.
"Work upon the grounds Is progressing
rapidly. .It is the duty of all who take
an interest in the coming celebration and
Exposition to visit the grounds now, and
as the work proceeds, and witness the de
velopment and transformation. The work
of preparation is in the hands of Mr.
'Oscar Huber. a capable superintendent.
About 120 men and 50 horses, with neces
sary Implements, are at present employed.
Within three months the grounds will .be
ready for the buildings. We arc follow
ing, substantially, tho plans outlined by
Mr. Olmstead, but with certain modifies
tlons, conductive, as we think, to eco
nomic results. The committee on build
ings and grounds is giving close atten
tion to this preliminary work. Upon this
committee devolves a large share of the
responsibility of preparation.
"The State Commission has been or
ganized and Is now fully ready for co
operation with the directors of this asso
ciation. As our annual election was so
near, we have been waiting till after this
event for the close consultation with the
co-operative committee' of six appointed
by the State Commission in pursuance of
the act of the Legislature, which the suc
cessful prosecution of this joint undertak
ing will require.
"Of the fund subscribed In Portland,
$320,000 will be available for the purposes
of the Exposition.- We hope to increase
this amount, and have engaged agents to
canvass for additional subscriptions.
Available for the Fair.
"Of the sum appropriated by the state,
$400,000 will be available for the Fair,
making a total of T72O.O00. This total is
exclusive of tho sum of $50,000 from the
state appropriation for the Exposition at
St. Louis, and of the SIOO.QOO for a. per
manent memorial building at Portland, to
be contributed In equal parts by this cor
poration and by the State Commission.
"We hope to obtain from the United
States an exhibit which will add greatly
to the interest and success of the Exposi
tion. The historical significance of our
celebration will be the basis of our effort
at Washington, for with the force of
truth we can urge, that .the centenary of
the exploration of the" Oregon cpuntry Is
a point of Importance In the history of
the expansion of the United States worthy
of a place beside the acquisition of the
scarcely greater Louisiana territory.
"Many states have already taken active
measures for participation In our Exposi
tion. Minnesota has made an appropria
tion of $70,000, Montana of $60,000. North
Dakota of $40,000. California of $20,000.
Idaho of $10,000, Utah of $10,000. Missouri
of $10,000. and Arizona of $5000. These
sums aggregate $22S,0O. Washington will
yet come in, and there Is promise that
California will Increase her appropriation.
British Columbia has recommended to the
Dominion of Canada that $25,'000 be appro
priated for an exhibit, and a correspond
epce on the subject has been opened be
tween the president of this association
and members of the Dominion govern
ment at Ottawa.
"With careful management we shall
have money enough at the disposal of the
directors of this corporation and of the
co-operative committee of the State Com
mission to make all preparations for a
creditable and successful Exposition, and
to open it at the appointed time. In May,
1905, clear of all debt This must be at
all times the aim and purpose. After the
opening, receipts may be expected to take
care fully of expenses of operation."
Statement of Subscriptions.
Secretary Henry E. Reed read his re
port, showing the status of Fair funds
from the Inception of the corporation un
til the present date. The report was re
ferred to the board for examination. It
To the Stockholders I beg to present
herewith my report giving classifiedstate
ment of receipts and disbursements of the
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition,
from Its organization to and including
June SO, 1903.
Statement of Subscription.
Capital stock, unconditional 40.C25.7
Capital stock, conditional 10
Total '. 40,635.7
Paid on first assessment $ 96,291.70
Paid on second assessment S5.549.95
Paid on third assessment 2,170.55
Paid on fourth assessment 2,149.30
Int. allowed by First Nat. Bank. 3,511.24
Osaka Exhibit fund 1,200.00
J. M. Long, provisional com 79.60
KluchI banquet 410.00
Misc. expenses of all committees. $ 5,566.72
Osaka exhibit 4.500.00
Carriage hire 26.50
Office supplies 1.499.55
Office supplies " 5S2.S5
Grading, clearing grounds, etc.. 10.4S9.17
Rent of grounds 657.00
Lewis and Clark monument 2,894.23
Model of grounds S0.74
Total ". $"3S,196.S7
Cash on hand $153,815.47
The statement of appropriations to
committees and expenditures by
tees to July 1, 1903, follows:
of Com. atIon3.
Exhibits T. R. & R...$ 5.00
Ways and means 1,000.00
Press and publicity... 1,300.00
Finance and supplies.. 100.00
Grounds and buildings 25.000.00
Fine arts 7.5C0.00
Concessions 5. CO
Total $53,170.00 $3S.196.S7
Summary of Capital Stock Account
Shares levied on 40,625.70
Amount assessment. ..$101,564.25
Amount paid 96.291.70
Amount delinquent ... 5,272.55
Use for the Aleutian Islands.
The Aleutian islands have been, ever
since their acquisition from Russia In
1S67, the least known territory of the
United States. There are about SO of
them, stretching from the southwestern
peninsula of Alaska westward Into the
Pacific in a chain 1500 miles long. Their
entire area is less than 6500 Equare miles,
and they are Inhabited by about 15C0
Aleuts, a race resembling the North
American Indians. Few, If any, white
men live on the islands. It is said by
travelers that the Aleuts are fast dying
Xjieutcnnnt-Coloncl Clem Last Army
Officer In Civil War. f
Army and Navy Journal.
The last of the Army officers who
served In the Civil War, with a solitary
exception, will be retired within a few
years. This solitary exception, the San
Antonio Dally Express notes, will be Lieu
tenant-Colonel John L. Clem, Chief Quar
termaster of the Department of Texas.
Thlg officer Is due to retire on August 13.
1915. By that time there will be no other
man In the United States Army who par
ticipated In the war between the North
and South, except Colonel Clem. This
peculiar distinction comes about because
John L. Clem, according to the Investiga
tions by the Historian Loosing, was prob
ably "the youngest person who ever boro
arms In battle." "Little Johnny Clem,
the Drummer Boy of Chlckamauga," also
known as "Johnny Shiloh," bore arms in
battle at the tender ages of 10, - took part
as .a drummer boy, 11 years old," In tho
Battle of Shiloh, and later at Chlcka
mauga, not yet 12 years old, rode to the
firing line on a caisson by the side of an
artillery veteran and performed an act of
individual bravery and coolness that gave
him a lasting name in history; This lad
drummed the charge at Shiloh and with
his short musket killed the Confederate
Colonel who had him surrounded and de
manded his surrender at the close of the
fearful day at Chlckamauga.
"Everybody in San Antonio," the Ex
press adds, "who has come in contact with
the Army officers at Fort Sam Houston.
has met Colonel Clem and cherishes him
in memory as a genial and chivalrous
soldier and gentleman. He is vivacious
and social, but you have to be Intimate
with him a long time before you find out
from his l!pp that he ever stirred up a
sensation In time of war."
The war record of. Colonel Clem Is en
tertalngly told by W. W. Carter, of At
lanta, In a -sketch entitled. "Little Johnny
Clem, the Drummer Boy of Chlckamauga."
John L. Clem was born In Newark, O..
August 13, 1851. and m May. shortly after
the war broke out. offered his services
as a drummer. The Twenty-second Mich
igan Regiment declined to muster him In
on account of his size and years, but he
was allowed to. accompany the regiment
and beat the "long roll" In front of
Shiloh In April. 1S62, where his soldierly
fipirit so won the confidence and admira
tion of the officers of the regiment that
In May, 1S63, he was enlisted at Coving
ton, Ky., as a drummer. At Chlckamauga.
having Just passed his 12th year, he ex
changed the drum for the musket, acting
as a "marker." For valor and heroic
conduct he was made a Sergeant by Rose
crans, who placed him upon the Roll of
Honor and attached him to the headquar
ters of the Army of the Cumberland. At
Chattanooga he was captured and held
for 63 days until paroled. Later General
Thomas made him an orderly Sergeant
and attached him to his staff. He was
at Perryville. Stone River, Resaca, Kene
saw. Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Nash
ville and other battles with the Army of
the Cumberland. He served until the end
of the war, when he was honorably mus
tered out. He returned to Newark, O.,
graduating at the high school In 1870. In
1871. General Grant, who had kept himself
Informed of the movements of the "Little
Drummer," appointed him a Second Lieu
tenant in the Twenty-fourth Infantry.
In 1874 he joined the Artillery School at
Fortress Monroe, where he graduated In
(Colonel Clem was once- stationed in
Portland as Depot and Purchasing Quar
termaster and Chief Quartermaster of
the Department of the Columbia. Colonel
Clem's son has just been appointed a
cadet to West Point Military Academy.)
Strikers Vote, to Give Up the Figrht.
PHILADELPHIA. July 6. Over 1200
employes of the John & James Dodson
carpet mill today voted to return to work.
No concessions have been made by ths