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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1905)
I CHAIR SPECIALS
J Here are two chair bargains that everybody will appreciate. They
are of splendid value; call and see them together with other snaps that
X we are giving at onr Anniversary Special Sale for it is on for the
entire week. "Watch the papers and save money.
A $6.00 Rocker $3.75
A $3.50 Rocker, $2.50
Timely Discovery of Contract
ing Methods Prevents
CONTRACTS BOTTLED UP
THE MORNING- OKEGONIAN, -TUESLVAY, MAiT 9,-1905.
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otrlct Order Issued That Builders
WJttf Unfinished Booths Will
Be Ruled Off Grounds
on May 20.
A danger which, if not quelched in time,
might have resulted in delaying the Lewis
and Clark Exposition, was quietly nipped
in its inciplency yesterday. Furthermore
orders were issued, of a nature which
cannot be misunderstood and which had
the effect of entirely removing the dif
ficulty, it is believed.
The danger lay in the construction of
booths. Upon making an Investigation
tour of the various buildings yesterday
morning. Exhibits Director H. E. Dosch
found that the work was progressing very
slowly. Some booths were going- up rap
Idly enough and others had barely been
started. A quiet Investigation into the
cause of this state of affairs revealed
that most of the work had been corraled
by a handful of contractors. Having
mora on their, hands than they could at
tend to the contractor? were handling
the work as best they could. This con
dition has been in force for more than
a week and but for Its discovery yes
terday, serious delay might have re
sulted. The contracts are let by individual ex
hibitors and the Exposition management
had no official method of knowing who
was doing the work. It was only In the
province of the exhibits department to
know that the booths were being well
and promptly built.
Found "Work Dragging.
In all there have been 700 contracts let
up to the present time and these are
thought to be controlled by about thirty
contractors. It is said several petty con
tractors have made a business of calling
on exhibitors Immediately upon their ar
rival In the city and making overtures
for contracts. There would have been
no objection to this and no hitch but
for the delay. Contractors having a
large number of booths to construct were
naturally delayed In placing men and
looking after their work and, being small
firms, they had no facilities for carrying
on this business on a large scale. To
the casual observer the work appeared
to be progressing favorably. All the
buildings were filled with carpenters and
boothmakers. But when a close inspec
tion was made yesterday it was seen that
the work had not been going forward as
it should have done.
Stringent Order Issued.
Seeing that stringent measures were
needed. Colonel Dosch returned to his of
fice and made out an order. It was terse
and to the point, stating that any con
tractor who has not fully completed bv
May 20 the booth or booths upon which I
he is working will be ruled off the Expo
sition grounds-and his contract "declared !
"We intend to enforce that order, too," i
said Col Miel Dosch. "We are not going I
to have the fair incomplete because of !
a lew mercenary contractors. If they
cannot finish their work and finish It
right by May 20. they will be ruled off the
grounds without ceremony. In the event
it becomes necessary the work left in
complete will be finished under the direct
supervision of the Exposition manage
ment." XEW YORK DAY AT THE FAIR
State Commission Plans for Opening
Day and Placing Exhibits.
BUFFALO. X. T.. May S.-At a meeting
of the members of the New York Com
mission for the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion, arrangements were made for the
opening day of the Fair. June 1. It was
also decided to arrange with the officials
for a New York State day.
Plans for installing the state exhibit
were formulated. The exhibit will Illus
trate the natural resources of the state
and its history and ethnology. The state
building will be one of the handsomest at
Massachusetts at Fair.
Wilson H. Fairbanks, state commis
sioner to the Lewis and Clark Exposition
from Massachusetts, addressed the Mass
achusetts Society in the Chamber of
Commerce Hall last night. He was also
the "Massachusetts commissioner at the
St- Louis fair. According to Mr. Fair
hanks, the Lew!?, and Clark Fair is bet
ter known to the people of Massachusetts
than was the 1904 exposition.
Massachutts Day will be June 17.
Connecticut Day is to be July 5. and the
Massachusetts "building will be used for
the celebration. About July 17 New Eng
land teachers are expected. They will
be entertained by the society In theMass
acbusctts building. New England Day
at the Exposition -will be determined later.
The Massachusetts building will be the
headquarters for all New Englanders.
Break Ground for Lincoln Rome.
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
ground win be broken for the Lincoln
home replica which-Illinois is'erectir.g as
a state building at the Lewis and Clark
Exposition. The ceremony will be-performed
with littlng exercises; and all
members of thellllnols Society and all
others who' cariposslbly do so' 'aria ex
pected to be present. Brief addresses will
be made by Illinois Commissioner Cyrus
Thompson; George L. Hutchins. president
of the local Illinois Society, and H. W.
Goo"de, president of the Exposition.
Thurston Increases Amount.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May S. (Special.)
The Commissioners of Thurston
County today agreed to increase the
appropriation for the county exhibit
at itae Lewis and Clark Centennial
from 5100 tp J90O. The amount now
appropriated will place the exhibit and
employ an attendant.
- .Fire Endangers Trust Charters.
TCEW YORK", May S. A fire on the
ninth floor of the Commercial Trust Com
pany's office building in Exchange Place,
Jersey City, today endangered many val
uable documents." In the safes of the
Corporation Trust Company on the floor
below were the charters and stock books
of many great corporations and trusts
organised in the state. The fire was con
fined, however, to a storeroom on the
ninth floor, causing a loss of only
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FOUR STATES ASK
FOB MORE SPACE
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and
Louisiana After Larger
Areas at Fair.
BIG RICE EXHIBIT OFFERED
Louisiana Officials Revoke Former
Decision Against Participation,
and Press Claims for
Four states put In urgent applica
tions for. more exhibit space at the
Lewis and Clark Exposition yester
day. Two of these states sent their
requests by special representatives
and two made telegraphic applications.
Utah, Colorado, Wyoming; and Louisi
ana were the four states In question.
Utah and Wyoming- sent Commission
ers and Colorado and Louisiana applied
by wire. Every effort will be made to
comply with the requests.
Commissioner Clawson, of Utah, was
the first to file a request for more
space. Mr. Clawson appcare'd at the
Exposition grounds early in the fore
noon. He said his state wants 2000
square feet more than has already been
awarded in which to make an agricul
Shortly aftorwards Commissioner
William C Demlng, representing Wy
oming, appeared at the Exhibits de
partment and nsked for 3000 square
feet additional in the Mining building
and 3000 square feet in the Agricul
tural building. During the afternoon
wires were received from Colorado
and Louisiana. Colorado asked for
1300 square feet for agricultural
Louisiana Makes Offer.
The Louisiana tolegram was sent
from New Orleans by J. S. Lee, Com
missioner of Agriculture. He asked,
in behalf of the state, for 2000 feet in
which to make a big rice exhibit. The
telegram contained the assurance that
should the space be awarded a live ex
hibit will be shipped Immediately and
its Installation perfected before the
opening of the Fair.
It is noted that the states, excepting
Utah, which are now striving to in
crease their space margins are those
which -were somewhat slow in deciding
INCREASED ADMISSION FEE HAS NO EFFECT
l'lCTURKSQUE HCXGAItlAN CHAOKA
to participate on a large scale during
the exploitation period. In fact. Louis,
iana within the pastth'ree months de
cided not to participate at all. and
similar action was seriously considered
by Colorado prior to a month ago.
Their anxiety to get all available
space at this time is accounted for by
the tremendous favorable sentiment in
favor of the Exposition which has
swept the country of recent months.
However, it Is the intention of the
Exposition raanagemcn. to treat those
states that have been slow to see the
light as cordially as the earliest par
ticipants, and If any arrangement can
be made to .get extra space, the Ex
hibits department intends awarding- it
to the late applicants.
AMERICAN - BORN CHINESE
They Will Celebrate Fifth Anniver
sary of Their Society.
The fifth anniversary of the organiza
tion of the American-Born Chinese Asso
ciation will be celebrated Friday evening
in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium. The event
will include a musical and literary pro
gramme in English, participated In by the
members, of the association. Invitations
have been Issued and may be obtained
through any of the members. The follow
ing programme will be rendered:
Selection. "The Watermelon.- American
Born Chinese Quartet; recitation. "A Te of
Friendship." Goo Shuns; baritone solo,
VAfleep in the Deep," C. Y. Fun: recitation,
Tire Bell's Story," Thomas Horn; baritone
solo, YV. B. Moy; recitation. "The MlJilon."
John Chow: baritone nolo. "Utile Boy Called
Tapr." Thomas Bom; violin solo, Kdwanl
Lee; recitation. "Mr. Brown," C. Y, Fun;
bass solo, Harry Bine; recitation. "Nobody's
Child," Bony Goon; tenor foIo. "When the
Sunset Turn the Ocean' Blue to GoW,"
William I.al; recitation. "Old Shoes." Frank
Moy Ling; ocal duet. "I Don't Want to
Play In Tour Yard," Grace and Bertha Hoy
I.itic; recitation. "Jim Bludso," William I.al;
baritone solo. "Good Night. Beloved, Good
Night." Seld Back. Jr.; recitation. "Mr.
Perkins, of Portland," Harry Moy Line; sons.
"Bock of Ages." Grace Moy Ling; dialogue,
'Bruta and Capslus." W- B. Moy and "Will
iam Lai; selection. "My Old Kentucky
Home." American-Born Chinese Quartet;
"America." by the audience.
ArciI ejt-SIavc's Peculiar Suicide.
BATTLE CREEK. Mich.. May S.
Perry Sanford. the oldest colored citizen
of this city, an old 'Kentucky slave, at
tempted to commit suicide last night at
Nicholas Hospital by cutting- his throat
with a Jack-knife. Five months ago San
ford became paralyzed on his right side,
and was. taken to the hospital. It took
him over an hour to open his knife with
his left hand and his teeth. He cut a
gash four Inches long on the left side
of his throat-, but was discovered In the
act. "by a nurse, and was disarmed. He
will probably die.
Sanford is the last surviving witness of
the invasion of this state in 1S4S by armed
Kentuckians. who forcibly attempted to
capture a fugitive slave at the ramous
Quaker settlement In Cass County. The
failure of this invasion and the subse
quent excitement throughout the South
ern States resulted in the passage of the
fugitive slave law by Congress.
CROWDS ENTERING THE EXPOSITION GKOCNOS.
ON THE BANKS OF GUILD'S LAKE.
N STOCK ROUNDUP
M. J. Wisdom Will Tour West in
Interest of Fair.
PREMIUM LIST IS ISSUED
Superintendent of Livestock Exhibits
Leaves on Lone; PiltjrlmaRC lo"
Arouse Interest of Breed
ersClose July 25.
M. D. Wisdom, superintendent of the
livestock department of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition, left yesterday for Cali
fornia arid point throughout the Middltt
West in the Interest of the big livestock
exhibits at the Fair late this Summer.
Mr. Wisdom will be away about six
weeks, and during that time will get in
touch with the stockowncrs and breeders
throughout the West and Middle West.
Before his departure he announced -the
Issuance of the complete official prize
list and rules and regulations for the
livestock exhibit. The department Is di
vided Into four divisions, one for horses,
asses and mules, one for cattle, one for
sheep and goats, and one for swine.
The prize awards arc not large, ranging
from 55 to &. on different points of ex
cellence In stock. The value of the ex
hibit to breeders aside from cash re
muneration is explained tersely in an an
nouncement in the front of the booklet,
"In offering these premiums on live
stock the Lewis and Clarke Exposition
recoglnzes one of the greatest Industries
on the Pacific Coast. While the prizes
are not so large as those offered at the
World's Fair in St. Louis, the opportunlty
for advertising the different breeds and
individual breeding farms covers a larger
field than at any world's fair ever held.
The entire Pacific Coast and Pacific
Northwest is well adapted to the breed
ing, feeding and development of live
stock, and with the expectant trade of
the Orient with the Pacific Coast States,
the breeding of live stock is bound to
develop into one of our greatest indus
tries. To supply this trade the Pacific
Coast breeder will draw heavily on the
Middle West and the Eastern States for
foundation stock, and the breeder who ex
hibits at this Fair will form an acquaint
ance, and the introduction of his stock
In this section will be worth many times
more thancash prizes. Breeders wishing
to reach out for new trade In one of
the best undeveloped fields In America
are requested to -give this matter due con
sideration, and come to a land destined to
be the greatest breeding grounds in the
Mr Wisdom will first visit the ranching
districts of California and arouse in
terest In the exhibit. From California
he will go direct to Chicago and Interesx
tne Breeders' Association. Leaving Chi
cago' he will tour the farming districts
of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana.
It has been decided to ikeep the entry
lists open until July 23.' The livestock
deparment will be opened for horses Aug
ust 23. This division will close September
S. The departments- for catttie. sheep,
goats and swine will open September 19
and extend to September 20.
ART IN THE GREATER WEST
.Mrs. Marion A. White Tells or the
Inspiration of Nature.
Mrs. Marion A. White's lecture, given
yesterday under the auspices of the Wom
an's Club, might be called an apprecia
tion of the West, and especially of the
"Oregon Country, rather than "Art in
the Greater West," as the lecturer, said
so many things calculated to warm the
hearts of loyal Oregonians. That her
audience received her praise of Western
talent. Western enterprise and western
scenery with approval was evident by the
enthusiastic and frequent applause.
Mrs. White warmly commended the
"Women of the Northwest for their work
Jn erecting a statue to the honor of Saca
Jawea. the brave and cheery guide of the
Lewis and Clark expedition, saying that
they showed great hearts In doing this,
and abo In securing the services of a
Western sculptor. Miss Alice Cooper, of
Denver. The Oregon School Boards were
commended for their excellent discrimi
nation in the selection of books of local
history and Nature-study for the chil
dren, who, as the speaker said, were
taught to see all that was great and good
in the state. Mrs. Eva Emery Dye's "Lit
tle Stories of Oregon" and Miss Johnson's
"Short History of Oregon" are among
these, and Mrs. Dye's "The Conquest,"
which Mrs. White calls the "Iliad of the
Mrs. Whites impression of the upper
rivor country, as one enters It from the
east, were vividly presented.
"You come through the mountains." she
said, "you see a town, a church spire, and
rush along streams swollen and full, and
then you see that wonderful river, the
Columbia, the darling of the gods, with.
Its great rocks on each side, telling what
Nature has done In the ages. I have seen
the Rhine and the Hudson, but here it is
as If the great Architect had said, after
making all else. 'Here shall rise the
greater part, the nobler part.'
"Portland has its own darling, the beau
tiful Willamette: I have seen it as blue
as the Mediterranean, have seen the orch
ards and fruit ranches on Its banks and
at the foot o the city, where the river
Is broad and deep, the commercial flags
of every nation. Roses grow wherever
you choose to put them, and over all
watches a solemn white mountain the
Indians call it the Witch Mountain we
call it Mount Hood, why I do not know,
but witch mountain it certainly is. Mount
Hood Is never the same, sometimes with
a mist like a floating veil over the top,
which you may watch for hours before
you see the mountain in all its beauty.
One cannot live in its vicinity and not be
The characteristic American art, which
Mrs. White says Is yet to come, she thinks
must find its inspiration in the West; the
.artists of the East succeed in painting
pictures like the ones they see of .the
French and Dutch schools, and the ar
tists of the Middle West copy but indif
ferently the work of the East.
Mrs. White has "done a splendid work
In Interesting the people of Chicago and
other cities in the Lewis and Clark Expo
sition, and she expects to bring a car
load of guests, many of them prominent
clubwomen, to Rortland In June.
ilN MEMORY OF MRS. LENT
1 Kvcnlnic Star Granpc, Patrons of
: Husbandry, Passes Kcsolu'lions.
At the meeting of Evening Star Grange
x No. 27, Patrons of Husbandry. Saturday!
, the memory of the late Mrs. O. P. Lent,
pioneer woman and charter member of
the Grange, was honored. Mrs. P. Kelly.
Mrs. B. Peterson and Mrs. C. H. Welch,
committee, submitted resolutions on the
death of Mrs. Lent, eulogizing her vir
tues and describing the loss to the Grange
and her friends.' Following the reading
and adoption of the resolutions remarks'
were made by Mrs. P. Kelly. John F.
j Caples. "Father" Plympton Kelly, Mrs.
C, Mllem. A. F. Miller.. Mastr of the
j Grange J. J. Johnson and some others.
I Mr. Johnson had known Mrs. Lent since
; he was a boy and spoke of her work In
i church, Sunday school and In the homes
of the community In which she lived for
so many years.
The hall was well filled during the day.
Luncheon was served at noon. In the
afternoon there was-practice degree work.
A large class In the third and fourth de
grees was received.
May Not Saw Wood In Streets.
It Is against the law to saw wood in
th streets of Portland unless you revert
o the 'good old-fashioned ' method em
ployed by the pioneers of t3 and erforaa
116 A splendid Oak Rocker,
handsomely carved Back, and
neatly turned spindles, saddle
seat : sells regnlarly at $6.00, but
is priced at this
special sale at
Please ask for the number
: 173-175 FIRST STR.
the operation with the aid of a sawbuck
and bucksaw, those implements revered
by youth. The Civic Improvement "Board
of the Chamber of Commerce has asked
for an ordinance prohibiting the opera
tion of steam or other woodsaws, com
monly known under the name of steam
woodsaws, on any of the streets of the
city paved in any manner. This ordinance
haa been passed and provides a penalty
of not jnore than 5100 fine nor more than
30 days imprisonment or both fine and
Imprisonment. This ordinance is sweep
in in- its character and stipulates that
no saw may be operated In any manner
on any of the paved streets of the city.
This provision, if carried out. win drive
the steam saws out of the central portion
of town and force all down-town resi
dents to purchase their wood ready-sawed
of the woodyards.
Copies of the ordinance have been
Just because my trousers are
reasonably priced, don't jump to
a wrong conclusion' smartness
and goodness are. the main char-
acteristics; it is my system
moderates their price.
. At your dealers bearing
mark---$3.50 to $8.00.
Send for my style book.
' Rosenwald &
The Best Hot Weather Medicine
SALE TEN MILLION M3XES A YEAR
mCVKNT ALL SUM
S923 A good, comfortable rocker
that sells regularly at $3.50; has
cobbler seat, neatly turned spin
dles, swings well and is strong
and durable. It goes at this sale
it vou ask for
219 - 227 YAMHILL,
Of course Ghirardelli's
Ground Chocolate is a per
fect morning drink, but it
tastes good and does good
at any time of day.
Ghirardelli's is the drink
ideal for every meal.
More convenient and economical
than cake chocolate.
printed and will be sent to each owner
of a steam woodsaw In the city, together
with a notification that the Civic Im
provement Board will make an effort to
see the provisions observed. --
Demurrer Argument Continued.
The demurrer to the indictment to
the information against Councilman
Charles E. Kumelin -was set for argu
ment yesterday afternoon and was
continued indefinitely because District
Attorney Manning and Judge Frazer
were not present. Mr. Manning- was
engaged in the grand-juryroom and
Judge Frazer was absent at a funeral.
The information charges Rumelin with
having attempted to bribe City Engi
neer Elliott. The argument may take
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