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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1904)
THE MOKNrNGr OKEGOlHAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1904.
rll ire coming
Nations Prepare for the
NAME THEIR COMMISSIONS
Men of Experience.Are Picked
to Prepare Exhibits,
GREAT INTEREST - IS TAKEN
Nations of the World Vie With Each
Other in Preparing to Show the
Best They Can Produce-in..
Fine and Liberal Arts.
Th leadlnc nations of the --world and
many of the lesser ones have, during-the'
past ten days, appointed tneir nauonai
commissions to the Lewis and Clark Ex
position and these have already com
menced worklne in co-operation with the
Exposition management. The commis-
slons of several nations nave oeguu asf
semblmg their exhibits for shipment to
Portland at once, and the others -will soon
start operations In this direction.
This information Is conveyed in a gen
eral report from the Exposition force now
working at St. Louis. The report'reached
Exposition headquarters yesterday and
gives much Information on how the Port
land World's Fair is viewed by the world
The enthusiasm with which foreign
countries have- taken up the Lewis and
Clark Exposition does not take second
place to that which met the SL Louis Ex
position project. The idea that a new
field of commercial and industrial activ
ity, presenting wonderful possibilities for
the future, is the scene of the Exposi
tion has brought the outside nations into
line with a clamoring for all the space
they can get.- From the first, several of
the leading nations have exhibited a spirit
of friendliness for Portland, but not until
the close of the St. Louis Fair, when they
were able to learn the magnitude of the
"Western Exposition, was the tide of atten
tion turned here, thus Impelling even the
smaller nations to decide on participation.
Exhibits From Every Nation.
There will be exhibits from nearly every
-pation that arises to the dignity of a
place on the map. England will maintain
per dignity against Germany and Ger
many against France and Russia will try
mightily to win a battle of peace over
Japan. China, too, will be here, and Siam
and Ceylon and then Spain, Mexico, Italy,
Turky, Austria and Egypt, and even
Morocco and Persia. Denmark and Sweden
iiave. likewise fallen Into line as have
Holland and, Belgium and so on through
the list of nations such as are ever
Great Interest will center about the ex
hibits from Russia and Japan, which have
both been attracted by the Oriental aspect
of the Exposition. It will be a close contest
and unless Russia springs some sudden
surprise the outcome will be very much
like the majority of the fighting in Man
churia. Alive to the minute, the Japanese
are planning for a big national pavilion
showing their products, manufactures and
industries, educational conditions, fine arts
and liberal arts.
Russia will present much the same line,
giving particular attention to silk weav
ing and other manufacturing industries.
Then the Russian fine arts exhibit will
probably be the finesCat the Fair. It will
be made up of works executed by the
modern Russian painters and may be
housed in a replica of a handsome old
Moscow palace occupied by the Romanoffs
In the early days. The exhibit will be
paid for by a number of very wealthy
Russian citizens and will not be made offi
cially, the government having left the
matter in the hands of these public-spirited
residents, who will see to it that Rus
sia is fittingly represented, as the Rus
sian Commissioner has assured the Expo
Will Have Fine Art Displays.
France and Italy, too. will have fine
art displays and as these countries have
long held precedence as art centers their
offerings will no doubt be notable. The
Italian Commissioner, Mr. Zegglo. Is now
In Venice for 'the, purpose of making se
lections from the Royal Italian galleries
for shipment to Portland.
France's art collection will be taken
from winning pictures in the recent na
tional competition for Exposition exhibits.
France will also display government' fur
niture. Gobelin and Beauvalse tapestries.
Sevres pottery, laces, silks, educational
methods, farming, mining and other in
Austria, according to the present plans
of the Austrian Commissioner, will show a
general outline of all government work in
transportation matters, industrial educa
tion, and the methods for the general de
velopment of industry in Austria.
The participation of the othor nations
will be representative and designed io re
flect'eredit upon the exhibitors. Within a
short time reports will be submitted to
the Exposition management by all . the
'foreign exhibitors describing the exact na
ture and order of the exhibits.
The newly appointed national commis
sioners are,, without exception, men of ex
perience in Exposition matters. Each has
served an apprenticeship either at St.
Louis or another of the great Expositions
of late years. This experience will enable
them-to operate more -efficiently at Port
land and' to provide for all their needs of
the world powers they represent.
ACCEPTS THE POSITION.
'Professor R. F. Robinson Will Be
Head of Educational Department.
The position of general supervisor of the,
Oregon educational " department of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition was accepted
B. F. Robinson, County Superintendent
of Schools and Superintendent of
Slate Educational Exhibit at Lewis
and Clark Exposition.
yesterday by R. F. Robinson, County
Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Robinson
notified President Myers, of the State
Commission, yesterday morning that he
had decided to accept the commission's
offer to direct the work of the education
al department. He was sworn in during
the forenoon and assumed the duties of
his new office at once. With the co-operation
of the advisory board, composed
of City Superintendent Frank Rigler, of
Portland: State Superintendent J. H. Ack
erman. and City Superintendent J. A.
Churchill, of Baker City, Superintendent
Robinson intends to make the education
al department of the Exposition one that
will truly represent the educational sys
tem and conditions of Oregon.
Superintendent Robinson is well fitted
for the important position he has been
selected to fill. He has had IS years' ex
perience in the Oregon schools. Two
years of this time was spent as Super
intendent of Schools in Lane County. Ho
came to Portland in 1SSS and was appoint
ed principal of the Central School, which
position he held for 12 years. Four years
ago he was elected County Superinten
dent for Multnoman uourty ana was re
cently' re-elected to succeed himself.
Ho is best known as an Institute worker
and for manv years has been a leading
factor in the "work of teachers' Institutes
of the Northwest.
It Is hardly probable if better material
could have been selected for the advisory
board. The three members are well-known
educators of many years' experience and
are thoroughly familiar with existing con
ditions throughout the state.
TRAVELERS ARE COMING.'
Will Investigate the Lewis and Clark
A telegram tw.as received at Exposition
headquarters 'yesterday, announcing that
an official party, representing the Trav
elers' Protective Association- has left St.
Louis for Portland and should reach Port
land before the close of the week. The
dispatch was from" President Davjd'- R.
Francis, of the St. Louis Exposition, and
stated that the representatives' are' com
ings to Portland for the purpose of .pro
viding for the participation .of their or
ganization in the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition. The membership of the Travelers'
Protective Association In the United
States ' totals 23,000. extending over -30
states, and their official participation will
undoubtedlylbring many people here. The;
.party wm oe enteriainca Dy tne .exposi
tion management upon their arrival hcrav
HENRY E. DOSCH WILL RETURN
Director of Exhibits Will Open-Head-quarters
After this week the Exhibits department
will have Its headquarters In Portland.
Director" of Exhibits Henry E. Dosch
wired Exposition headquarters yesterday
that he leaves - tomorrow for Portland.
He will be accompanied by H. B. Hardt.
who has been appointed assistant director
'After the arrival -of Colonel Dosch , all
the business of the department will be
transacted through the Portland, office
In the Stearns .building. His" return will
bo of particular Interest to local and Pa
cific Coast exhibitors, as they will1 then ba
able to arrange -for 'their exhibits without
tfie delay hitherto occasioned by the pass
ing of communications between Portland
and St Louis.
C0NEEEENCE OPENS TODAY,
Northwest Sabbath Association to
Hold Annual Convention.
The Northwest Sabbath Association
opens its annual conference today at the
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church,
Twelfth and Taylor streets. The pro
gramme ' follows:
2 P. M. J. K. Gill presiding. Devotions,
conducted by Rev. Charles E. Chase; re
port of Field Secretary Rev. J. H. Lelper;
election of officers for 1&06; resolutions.
discussion, adoption. Greetings Woman's
Christian Temperance Union,. Mrs. Ada
Wallace Unruh; Young Woman's Chris
tlan Association, Miss Harriet Vance:
Young Men's Christian Association, Reno
Hutchinson. Response, Rev. William S
Gilbert. Address, Rev. J. J. Staub. sub
ject, "The Church and Civic Reform"; ad
dress. Rev. E. Nelson Allen, subject, "The
Puritan Sabbath"; announcements; bene
7:io P. M. Earl C. Bronaugh presiding.
Scripture reading and prayer, Rev. Edgar
P. Hill, D. D.; address, A. L. Veazle,
subject, "Law and Liberty"; address. Rev.
J. Whltcomb Brougher, subject, "The Sab
bath and the City"; liberal offering for
Sabbath Association; chorus, "America'
address. Rev. Melzer D. McClelland, sub
ject, "Should the Gates of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition be Open on the Lord's
Day?"; ratifications of resolutions.
WANT FERE PROTECTION.
St. Johns Residents to Organize Vol
unteer Fire Company Tonight.
Residents of St. Johns are anxious for
fire protection of some sort, and a public
meeting will be held this evening in Pe
terson's Hall for the purpose of organiz
ing a volunteer fire company. At the last
meeting of the Council a petition was
read asking that body to take steps to
ward having fire hydrants placed for the
protection of the resident portion. At
tention of the Councilmen was called to
the urgent need of these hydrants, as at
HOLIDAY SPECIAL SALE
Our annual Holiday special sale, which
commenced December first is still uncler
way we're adding something new every day
Now here's a great opportunity. All
of --our pretty clocks have been re
lentlessly marked down. In fact,
vou've never seen such bargains in
"time." There are dainty little desk
clocks, made' of decorated China, that
are just the thing for gifts. Larger
clocks made in the same designs are
good for eight days and appropriate
for mantel or shelf. There are two
very handsome patterns of "Tuxedo"
'clocks that are well worth looking at. ,
Regular prices $2.25 to $10.00. M Tn
SPECIAL $1.25 to! 01 lOU
Of course we never could half de
scribe the opportunities our picjture
table offers you. It's just crowded
from one end to the other with all
sorts of "money-savers" for prudent
shoppers. The subjects are so varied
that vou ' cannot fair to find some
thlng'to please you. The frames are
the newest things from the East. In
fact, this Is no "shop-worn" sale it's
just a great, big chance to buy new
pictures .at "shopworn.", prices. Pic
tures for men. women and children.
Come and look at them they're going
Repular- prices 90c to $5.00. pi) 7JT
SPECIAL '50c to $iJ
There are few people who would not
appreciate a genuine Oriental rug as
a holiday gift. And mighty few people
will fail to appreciate the wonderful
bargains we are offering rug buyers.
There aren't many of them, but while
they last you can have
RUGS, about 33x54. Regu- fifl
lar price $18.50. SPECIAL.. 01fiUU
. - It's really' "vvortli your
while toihare a look irr
upon .'this-! sale there ' are
splendid bargains from
evjery department and
you may find just what
you want 'at just about
half the .regular price.
The furniture opportuni
ties are - notably 'excep
tional. r .v .
Dining-Eoom Sets -Bedroom
Reed Arm 'Chairs
In the way of pretty China, we're
showing some very dainty gift pieces
that have been marked' at prices that '
will surely please. you. They are all
imported French wares and every
plece is new and bright.
CUPS AND SAUCERS,
VASES, FLOWER JARS,
CREAM AND SUGAR -SETS, .. ,
There is no more acceptable present
than a pretty piece of Cut Glass. In
our special offering you will find sev
'eral things well worth while.
CUT GLASS WATER BOTTLES.
Regular price $4.50. Special $3.50.'
CUT GLASS CELERY DISHES,
Regular price $5.00. Special $4.00.
8-INCH CUT GLASS BOWL,
Regular price $8.50. Special $6.00,
CUT GLASS CREAM
AND SUGAR SETS,
Regular price $5.00. Special $3.50.
HALL CLOCKS .
Do you need a hall clock? Here's,
your opportunity. Or do you know
someone who wants one? Here's a
chance to get it and save money at
the same time. "We're putting twelve
(12) patterns of handsome hall clocks
In this sale. Some of them are the
regular old "Grandfathes' " clocks.
Made of mahogany and golden oak.
with brass weights and handsome
dials: The others are made of weath
ered oak In "Mission" patterns, with
wood dials and brass hands. But
they're all pretty and artistic and any
one of them would make a pretty gift.
Regular prices $18 to $45. CQft flfl
SPECIAL $11.50 to.
TULL & GIBBS
1 A 'V B I II r
the present time the business portion of
St. John is wholly without protection and
at the mercy of any little blaze that might
come along. The petition was referred to
the committee on fire and water, with in
structions to report when ready at a spe
cial meeting, which will be called for that
The meeting this evening Is In line with
this petition. It Is considered that with a
large volunteer fire company and with
fire hydrants in the business section and
with hose and reel, a reasonable protec
tlpn against fire would be had.
Whole Basilica Shows Weakness.
VENICE, Italy, Dec. 12. Engineers
Manfred! and Marangoni, who have been
entrusted with the case of the basilica
of St. Marks during the fall of the cam
panllle, have presented their official re
ports. It sets forth that the condition
of the basilica is most alarming. The
whole building shows weakness. The
foundations are bending and cracking,
the walls are sinking and the ceilings of
two of the vaults threaten to give way.
If they fall, it may cause most of the
basilica to give way. The engineers
recommend a thorough restoration of the
whole building including reparation of
Children Llko Flso's Cure. It is pleasant
to take and cures their coughs. 25c.
DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITS HENRY E. DOSCH, HIS ASSISTANTS, AND FOREIGN COMMISSIONERS TO LEWIS AND CLARK EXPOSITION, PHOTOGRAPHED AT ST. LOUIS
Heading from left to righL Top row R, T. Browne, designer; Peter Rossi, Italian Commissioner; Gaston Akoun,
Egyptian Commissioner; Hans Peterka, Austrian Commissioner, Oscar Moser, Austrian Commissioner; Tom L. Johnson, Brit
ish Commissioner; A. Bauer, German Commissioner; F. Yamaguchl, Japanese Commissioner; "Wllhelm. Groth, Swiss Com
missioner; Mor. E. Fisher, Hungarian Commissioner.
Xower row V. Laurelle. French Commissioner; Jerome Zeggio, Italian Commissioner; H. B. Hardt, chief aid to Di
rector of Exhibits; Colonel Henry E. Dosch. Director of Exhibits; Colin H. Mclsaac, Domestic Exploitation; U. Beppu.
Japanese Commissioner; M. Berkovitz, Russian Commissioner.