Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 21, 1904, Page 10, Image 10

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School. Directors Make
iSpecial Levy Urged for High
i School to Cost $100,000,
Purchase of Block for Erection of
East-Side Building FavoredDo
mestic Science for Girte
Purchase of a block northeast of
Holladay Sehool and erection of a. new
Erection of new High School building,
si cost of $100,000, money to be raised
by 2-mUl levy or issue of bondp.
Improvement of sanitary conditions in
Addition of "domestic science "depart
ment for girls to school curriculum.
Special levy of 4.6 mills, and 2 mills
extra for proposed buildings, exclusive
of the High School.
The report for the fiscal year of the
Board of School Directors, to be read be
fore the meeting on December 27, was
srlven for publication yesterday. The re
port is in detail and a lengthy one. It
lives an itemized account of the past
jear's expenditures and makes numerous
suggestions to the taxpayers for improve
ments to be made in the year of 1905. The
Introduction says in part:
We meet at the end of another fiscal year,
as taxpayers and supporters of the public
schools, to learn of the work that has been
accomplished during- the year Just passed, and
to decide upon the needs of the comlnc year.
The satisfactory condition of our schools at
this time Is due to the generous response of
ur ritisens when called upon for means with
which to sustain them.
Economy In the management of schools does
not imply the lowest cost of maintenance; on
the contrary, it consists of a generous pro
vision, carefully and judiciously used by those
to whom it is entrusted, for such expenditures
as shall tend to the best development of our
The first paragraph of the report de
scribes in detail numerous purchases of
property on the East Side necessitated by
the growth of the schools. Referring to
the Couch Addition It says:
As recommended at our last annual meeting,
lots 1 to 10. inclusive, in block 206. Couch Ad
dition, have been purchased for the sum of
$14,000. and one wing of the new building has
been erected containing four rooms, three, of
which are occupied, and the fourth will be at
the opening of the Spring term.
Improvements In Schools.
Attention ia called to the Atkinson
School, which has been remodeled and en
larged. Stress Is laid on the improved ap
pearance of the building and grounds,
which, the report says, is an object of
pride to the neighborhood, after years of
waiting and hoping for a building, up to
date. The Improvement of the Portland,
Clinton Kelly. Alblna Central and Ports-
xnoutn scnoois ts dcscriDea in detail, as
well as the construction of the Davis
School, a new four-room building on East
Twenty-eighth and Couch. The following
bears on the burning of the Park School:
On the 2Sth of January. misfortune came to
the district in the burning or the Park School,
fjome interruption neoessarily followed, but,
through the courtesy of the Park Commission,
temporary buildings were placed on the park
"opposite the school block, and the congrega
tion of the Temple Beth Israel, who offered
free of charge the use of the Sunday school
rooms in the Synagogue, together with trans
fers to the Harrison and Atkinson Schools.
the children were housed and made comfort
able through, the remainder of tbo school year.
As soon as was possible, plans were prepared.
-and a new building, superior in every way to
the one destroyed, was built at a cost of about
$20,000 above the insurance.
Thirty-three thousand dollars over the est!
mate prwented a year ago has been expended
on these buildings.
The cost of repairs has been exceptionally
heavy, the largest amount being expended on
the High School. The bonded Indebtedness of
the district is $00,000. in bonds of $1000 each.
bearinr 5 per cent interest!
Recommendations for 1905.
The report mentions the normal training
department recently instituted under W.
J. Standley's supervision, and then sug
gests the following Improvements for 1905
More room will be needed for the coming
year at Eellwood, Highland, OclcJey Green and
Albina Central. The last-named addition will
take care of a part of the overflow at VU
llama-Arenue and the Thompson. Some means
xnuot be devised to take care of the crowded
condition at Holladay, the growth of Irving ton
and the territory north of it. For this we.
recommend the purchase of a block somewhere
northeast of the Holladay School, conveniently
located to that rapidly growing' part of th
city, whereon a building could be placed that
would relieve the eastern portion of the "Wll
llams-Av.cnue and the south part of the High
land districts, as well as the Holladay. Brook'
lrn though somewhat relieved by thd addition
made this year, is still In need of increased
accommodations, but it has been thought best
to meet this demand by making use of tbo
vacant rooms at the Stephens temporarily.
with the expectation of completing the Brook
lrn building in another year.
New High School Needed.
"'his. we believe, will furnish sufficient room
lor si! needs except the High School. Over 1000
pupils arc In attendance there this year, which
taxes the accommodations to the utmost. There
is urgent necessity for more room, and means
will have to bo provided at this time or In the
rear future for the -erection of a building at
some central point on the Hast Side. Such
a building should be of brick, and the cost
would be about $100,000; this could be raised
by a two-mill levy, or by the issuing of bonds.
The report recommends that a large
sum be devoted to sanitary Improvements
and suggests that a domestic science de
partment be instituted for girls. .
The following changes In the names of
schools arc quoted:
The South Portland to the Holman, for
J, D. Holman; the Harrison to the b hat-
tuck; the Park to the Ladd; the Central
to the Hawthorne; and the Alblna Central
to the Shaver.
The report suggests that the public
school exhfbit for the coming Lewis and
Clark World's Fair be given careful study,
and further, that the Portland schools
take the lead In the state educational ex
hlbit. An appropriation of between J3000
and 4000 is asked for.
Teachers' Salaries.
The following paragraph is In reference
to the aeked-for advance in teachers' sal
aries: "For some months we have had before
its a petition from the teachers, asking: for
an advance in salary- on account of the
increased cost of living:, etc llany influ
ential taxpayers have already 'requested
the Board to grant the petition. To make
an approximate increase of 10 per cent it
would require a levy of six-tenths
of a mill, and, inasmuch as there
a diversity of opinion, among:
the members of the board upon this
subject, we have concludled to submit
the same to you for your decision. The
district employs at the present time 28
principals, 33o assistants, 8 half-pay. 35
pupil teachers and 10 special teachers."
The aggregate estimate on receipts is
Hld.GOO; on disbursements, including: all
branches of the school department $474,
200. Concluding the report says: '
Levy of 6.6 Mills.
"To meet the above expenses we have
estimated that a special levy of 4,6 mills
will be required on the assessed valuation
of J50.ES7.95L
"For proposed buildings, exclusive of the
Hgh School, $100,000. requiring an addi
tional levy of 2 mills, making a total of
mills, which we recommend. Re
spectfully submitted.
The reports of the School Clerk, Auditor
and Treasurer have also been compiled,
and will be read before the Board meet
Clerk's Report on Finances.
The Clerk's report . is wholly statis
tical, and quotes the following aggregate
urns: Balance on hand, 58012.20; receipts.
5636,660.14; disbursements, $293,439.05; real
estate purchased during the year, $15,000;.
new buildings and additions, $178,181.54; re
pairs to buildings, $23,317.45; miscellaneous
expenditures, $107,540.79; general expenses,
$1857.03; due on contracts, $SS25; claims due
on file but not paid, $13,038.
The statement of Indebtedness reads:
Ten bonds, $1000 each, issued by Dis
trict No. 31. June 2. payaDie in
1910. interest 6 oer cent $10,000
Ten bonds, $1000 each, Issued by Dis
trict Na 31. June 3. isai. payame in
1D16, interest at 6 per cent iu.uoo
inety bonds. $1000 each, payable on
or before July 1, 1914, interest at 3
per cent ............................ tfj.uuo
School Census Returns.
The census shows that during the past
year 24,457 males and females between the
ages of 4 and 20 years attended the public
schools. Of this number 1831 females and
16S7 males were between the ages of 4 and
The auditing committee reported that
the School Clerk's accounts have oeen
found correct.
The Treasurer reports that during the
past year he has paid to the Clerk of the
School District an aggregate sum of $531,
75L57, covering all branches of the school
Major Langfitt Will Soon Advertise
for Bids.
The specifications covering the supply of
stone needed for next season's work on
the Columbia River jetty have been ap
proved, and Major W. C. Langfltt will ad
vertise for bids on the same witnm me
next few days.
Bids were opened yesterday in the uni
ted States Engineer's Department for the
upplylng of coal for the various Govern
ment boats in this district. Of these the
nrlncinal vessel Is the dredge Chinook. A
large number of bids were received, and
clerks are now busy preparing tnem. lor
In hardwood, aluminum lined, keep
cigars in perfect condition; we nave a
large variety. SIg Slchel Co.. 92 Third
street. Agents Garcia and Ml iogar
Properly fitting glasses and MURINE
promote Eye comfort. Murine manes wcait
Eyes strong. Druggists and opticians, or
urine tuye xiemeay wmmsu.
Dr. arid Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe Make a Liberal Donation
THAT the Sacajawca statue win oe an
Oregon production has been settled
by the generous donation of Dr. Henry
Waldo Coo and Mrs. Coe, who have given
the copper necessary to mold the great
monument. In addition to tne 30 tons ot
beautiful Peacock ore which now lies at
Castlp. Rock ready for shipment to tne
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company in New
York. Mrs. Coe has designed and manu
factured several thousand copper souve
nir spoons which will be placed on sale
at various places in the city for tho bene
fit of the Statue Association runa. xnis
makes Dr. and Mrs. Coe easily the larg
est contributors to the fund, and their
ceneroslty is most deeply appreciated by
the association and all citizens of Oregon
who are interested in the monument to
the Indian girl who piloted Lewis and
Clark across the mountains to the Oregon
It will take 22.000 pounds of pure copper
to mold the big statue. Dr. Coe's con
tribution amounts to a great deal more
than this amount, however, owing to tho
fact that the cost of transportation from
the mine to the railroad was great, and
that he also bears -the expense of smelt
ing and freighting to New York. The
ore is taken from the St. Helens Consoli
dated Copper Mines near Spirit Lake,
which district was originally a part of the
old Oregon Country. There is no rail
road Into this region and the cost of
bringing a large amount of rough ore out
with teams is very considerable. These
"mines were opened about IS years ago.
but It is only in the last six years that
Dr. Coe has been Interested in them, and
during this time he has replaced the trail
at one time tho only means of access
by a substantial wagonroad through the
giant firs of that district. This required
not only a great amount of push and en
ergy, but a large outlay of capital. East
ern capitalists have become associated
with Dr. Coe during the last year, and
this mining property will soon be one of
the foremost on the Pacific Coast. Sev
eral railroad companies have had exports
examine the district with a view to pene
trating it with the steam horse, and a
line will be put through In the near fu
ture. The gift of Dr. Coe has satisfactorily
settled a long-discussed question with the
association of Oregon women who have
been .working faithfully to make the
statue project a success. It has been
their earnest desire to have It made of
material which should come from this
state, and now that dream will be real
lzed. The statue will be placed in some
prominent site after the Lewis and Clark
Exposition closes and will be presented to
the city.
The handsome souvenir spoons which
Mrs. Coe has designed arc manufactured
from copper taken from the same mine.
and at her own expense she has had them
made; all proceeds from their sale are
to be donated to the statue fund. The
bowl of the spoon contains a reproduction
of Miss. Cooper's accepted design of the
Sacajawea statue. The upper side' con
tains the pictures of the two explorers.
an outline of the monument to be erected
$15,000 Damages Claimed
From Etta Hill Schnauffer,
Mrs. James Hawley'c Estate Asks
Large Sum for Death of Wife and
Infant, Who Were Attended
by Dr. Schnauffer.
Dr. Etta Hill Schnauffer is to bo made
defendant in damage suits for $15,000. on
account of alleged malpractice. The suits
are in consequence of tho death of Mrs.
Jennie Hawley and her new-bom babe.
The child died soon after birth, and Mrs.
Hawley and her husband, James Hawley,
sued Dr. Schnauffer for $5000 for the
loss of the child. Since that time Mrs.
Hawley died as the result of blood poi
soning, never having recovered after the
date of the child's birth.
J. M. Long, attorney, states that he is
preparing to sue Dr. Schnauffer in be
half of her estate, which will be done
through her father, as administrator.
This will be for $10,000 damages, and
another suit will bo Instituted to recover
a $5000 death loss. This will make
$20,000 altogether for the mother and
To Go Before Medical Board.
Speaking of the matter yesterday. At
torney Long said that charges will also
be filed against Dr. Etta Hill Schnauffer
with the Oregon State Medical Board.
Dr. Schnauffer defended a suit In which
the alleged circumstances wore very
similar, except that the patient did not
die. That case was heard in the State
Circuit Court over a year ago. and was
won by the defendant. She Is the daugh
ter of the late C. H. Hill, who was a
prominent citizen of Albina for many
Have to Do Time for Tampering
With Government Malls.
It took the trial jury in the United
States Court about an hour yestorday
afternoon to find J. R. Hanson and John
L. Ledford guilty of robbing the mall,
the crime having been committed in a
stage hold-up near Tipton, in Eastern
Oregon, on June 24.
After examining H. T. Bingham and
F. H. Parr, the latter a Postoffioe In
spector who ran down the two men, the
Government rested its case early yester
day forenoon. Tho defenso introduced but
three witnesses. A. C. Berry, W. C. Miller
and Pete Canovan. Ledford took the stand
in his own behalf, but Hanson, his part
ner, was not called upon to testify.
For the defense, Ledford wa3 really the
only witness, the others simply testifying
to what they knew of his character. While
the story told by Ledford was apparently
straightforward and given without hesi
tation, it lacked effect, since it really
proved nothing In his favor. He said
that he, in company with Hanson, had
gone to Baker City on June 22, two daya
prior to the hold-up, but he could not
recall meeting any one who could testify
to his having been there on that date.
No part qf his evidence counted for much
In his favor.
After final arguments the case was sub
mitted to the jury at 5 o'clock, a ver
dict being returned about 6 o'clock. They
were found guilty under. three counts, the
first being that of holding up a United
state mall carrier with mall In bis custody.
The second count covers the stealing of
the mall, and the third of destroying the
Police Tackle Drunken Man and Find
Suspected Burglar.
While in the midst of driving forth the
occupants of the Green Front saloon, on
Xorth Third street, last night and pre-
to them, and Multnomah Falls, while on
the under side is tne state seal. Mount St.
Helens and Spirit Lake, a group of tal
Oregon firs and a string of salmon. These
spoons will be sold at 75. cents each, and
not only Portland merchants will handle
them but outside towns will be-supplied.
paring to proclaim himself monarch of all
he surveyed, F. W. Allison was arrested
by Detectives Kerrigan and Snow. Stolen
Jewelry valued at perhaps $200 was found
In his possession when he was searched at
the Central Station, and a charge of lar
ceny was placed against him.
Allison is thought to have stolen the
jewelry from the store of Moses Welser,
2242 Couch street, together with a large
amount of clothing and other articles from
the' residence of Edward Mason, C53 Sec
ond street. At the latter place $S in cash
was taken.
Allison, -while jcrazed with liquor, en
tered the Green Front saloon and became
very abusive and demonstrative. At last
it became necessary for attaches of the
place to run out and search for police
men. Detectives Kerrigan and Snow were
found and went to take care of the
drunken man. It was necessary for the
detectives to show Allison they were able
physically to cope with him before he,
would consent to accompany them to head
quarters. He fought all the way there,
the excitement attracting a large crowd
of people. The capture is regarded as a
most fortunate one. and it is thought there
is no doubt of the prisoner's conviction
on the larceny charge.
Result of the Recent Examination Is,
The result of the civil service examina
tion held November 15 was divulged yes
terday by the commission. There were
over a hundred applicants, and but few
of these failed to make the requisite per
centage. T-ose who passed are:
Fire Department Walter J. Phillips, hydrant
man; William L Hawley. Albert Johnson, fire
boat stokers; George S. Gcll, Charles W. Smith.
Leo B. Ward, William H. Riggen. Edward
Grenfall, Fred D. Hepner, Maurice Vyse, Har
ry E. Hawkins, Edward T. Rablor, Harry A.
Pollock, Henry C. Johnson, Dayton D. Day,
Robert West, Thomas Van Zandt, Frank O.
Knox. Porter J. Loomls, John L. R. Single,
Frank Craig, McLeod Cameron. Fred Petrold,
Cyras L. Eaton, Elmer J. Craig. Ernest C.
Lewis. Benjamin P. Hutchlna, Park W. Win
klebcck, Frank W. Hemsworth. David F.
Keoly, Matthew J. Pflster, Frederick L. Harr.
John B. Frost and Thomas Coven y, ladder and
John L. Masson, Charles E. Wood, Ever
ett V. Hale. Arthur Helper, Charles W. Smith.
John G. Stevens-. Victor Johnson. Jay W.
Stevens, Lancelot J. Gardner, Daniel C Shaw,
Michael Relff. Samuel B. Wood". Charles W.
Howard and Thomas J. Symott, captains and
Fred W. Reed and Frank Dolan passed as
poundmasters. Joseph H. Keefe, Rutus King.
Matthew John Watle and Fred C. Melauson
passed as deputy poundmasters.
John H. Armstrong, Fred Allwen, Jacob Ste
vens. "Balser Frlson. Andy Dclln and George
H. Fowler, sewer repairers.
James S. Brackcnstos and George R. Hlstler,
elevator men.
Cook S. Simmons, Thomas William Goodwyn,
Russ J. Chamberlain, Joseph Rasmus, Frank
B. SegUF, James Edwin Brackenstos, Clement
Devroe. Thor C. Lanoeswlck. Frank Cassldy
and Adolph E. Banman. Janitors.
Albert Thompson. Frederlch Austeln. Pahu
L.. Pcttr. Thomas W. Legge. Alfred Press.
Henry Holtz. Anthony Meltrler, Nets Thomp
son. Slcurd Berven. Nels Reed. Alexander
Couture. John Mclntyre, James H. C Fisher,
John M. Darllns. William H. Gabriel, Nels B,
Smith, Thomas Jefferson Buchane. Arthur H,
Glllen and James M. Brown, .carpenters.
Alexander Donaldson was successful as
Superintendent of Street Cleaning, and
Alexander Mitchell as City Hostler.
Of the ladder and hosemen, 14 appli
cants failed to make good, two being be
yond the ago limit, two rejected by the
medical examiners and nine having fallen
below the required percentage. Nineteen
failed to pass tho examinations for cap
tains and lieutenants.
Interesting Topic Presented
Young Men's Club.
The Young Men's Club, an auxiliary or
ganization of the First Christian Church,
held its monthly meeting in the church
parlors last night.
The club had as its speaker Dr. J. H.
Bristow, who gave an interesting talk on
"Habits," speaking particularly on their
formaUon. In beginning Dr. Bristow
stated that after consideration he felt
that there are so many habits that It Is
impossible to cover them In one talk, and
that he would therefore take up the mat
ter of their formation.
Dr. Bristow followed out. the idea that
man Is the creature of habits, that his
life is dominated by fixed habits, some
innocent and beneficial, some injurious
so that every woman and man in tho state
may have an opportunity of becoming a
contributor to the worthy cause which the
Oregon women have undertaken.
Miss Cooper, the Denver sculptore&s
whose design for the statue has been ac
cepted. Is now at work on the large model
Get That Xmas Gift
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reular 5.00,
This Evenim
and absolutely destructive. He went on
to show that life's habits begin to form
at the moment of birth, and that through
heredity we enter life with the germs of
habits. Bad habits, he thought, even ac
quired through, heredity, can he overcome
by environment.
At the conclusion of the address a dis
cussion followed, in which many, interest
ing questions brought out by the talk were
The club also held its election of officers
for the ensuing year. Those elected were:
G. Evert Baker, president: R. Lano Rus
sell, vice-president: O. F. Fry. secretary;
Frank Randall, treasurer; A. E. Meserve,
press reporter; Rev. E. S. Muckley,
teacher of the Sunday Bible class," and
O. F. Fry, assistant teacher.
Tax Levy Will Be Fixed, and
Water Rates-for 1905. -
The most important business to be tran
sacted at the meeting of the Council this
afternoon, in the Council Chamber of the
City Hall, will be the levying of the tax
rate for the coming year.
The ways and means committee will, it
is said, recommend that the.rate be 9 5-S
mills. The Council will -also levy the last
of the ten annual installments of the first
Hens under the Bancroft bonding law,
prior to its amendment. A great many
citizens. It Is believed, have never paid
their installments, and some have never
paid but two or three, and theso delin
quents will be forced to suffer a public
from which the casting will be made
While there have been a number of very
generous contributions, the fund' of 57000
has not yet been raised, .and If there aro
any other Dr. and Mrs. Coes in town the
Sacajawca Statue. AssociaUon will be glad
to hear from them.
Here's a suggestion
$4 Parlor Rocker $2.50
100 Parlor Rockers
like cut, in golden oak
or mahogany, cobbler or
saddle seat, a regular
$4.00 rocker
Today only
from 6 to 9 o'clock a Triple-Plated Rogers Sugar
Spoon and Butter Knife, regular $1.50, special
Will Sell You on Easy Terms
6ale of their" property following the Coun
cil meeting.
The Union-avenue fill question will also
come before the Council, and it is ex
pected that the report of the viewers will
be complete enough to be filed for con
sideration. The fixing of water rates for 1905 will
be an Important feature of the meeting,
and there is much conjecture manifest as
to whether they will be reduced or In
creased. The idea seems to prevail that
the rates will be reduced from their pres
ent size.
Meeting Will Take Place Tomorrow
at Estacada.
Tomorrow the Oregon Agricultural
College will hold an institute at Esta
cada for the- benefit of the farming
.community, when the following pro
gramme will be rendered:
10 A. M. Address ot welcome. Major W. K.
HaviUnd: response. Dr. James Wlthycotnb;
Plant Food and Plant Life." Professor A. l.
Knlsley; "Stock Husbandry." winiara Hotden;
"Appl on th Farm," A. Lacey: "Garden
ia?." Mr. Gill.
1:30 P. M. Son?. Shlbley family: "DairyinB
oa the Small Farm," Dr. James "Wlthycomb;
recitation, Dels. Cuttadse: "Use and Abuse of
thex Hard Separator." Profpsnor I. F. Ivent;
For Wife, Mother, Daughter
Sister or Sweetheart
By this Sign
you may know
and will find
Singer Stores
A, small payment down, the sest t
convenient intervals.
Four different Kinds and a. wide
range of prices to suit.
Select Now-Delivery when wanted
Get the Best and you get the Singer
402 Washington St 354 Morrison St 540 Williams toe. East Side
Quaker Maid
Awarded the Gold Medal at
the Louisiana Purchase Expo
sition for Purity, Quality and
Perfection of Age
S, HIRSGH & CO., Kansas City, Mo.
uaracn aaa urcnara rests. ' Professor A.
v.oraiey: - 105 Katsinff," John Stormer.
7:30 P. M. Music; "Forage Plants." Dr.
James Wlthycomb; recitation. Laura Stormer":
"Grasses." A. M. Shlbley; music, "Rural
School Problems." Professor A. B. Cordler:
"Some Chemical Problems." Professor A. L..
Knlsley; music. "The Agricultural College and
Its Work," Illustrated. Professor L. j Kent,
String orchestra music, wine, with a
French course dinner, $1 per cover.
Served Saturday, Sunday and Monday at
Richards', corner Park and Alder streets,
in the main dining hall.
Disarm Lone Robber,
According to T. Kilduff. residing at 357
Couch street, two men were held up at
the point of a revolver in the hands of
a man at Ninth and Couch streets last
night. They knocked the revolver from
his grasp, took to their heels and re
turned to the scene after the highwayman
had gone, so Kilduff says.
Charged With Theft.
John Poulsen. of Kenllworth, was ar
rested last night by Policeman Isakson
on a warrant charging him with larceny
of a bicycle frame. He denies his guilt.
The case Is to be heard by Municipal
Judge Hogue today.
These Machines
are never sold
to dealers.
Only from Maker
to User