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SAN FRANCISCO TREATS FAIR GENEROUSLY
Call, Chronicle and. Examiner Give Graphic
Descriptions of Opening Day.
THE MORNING ORSGONIAN, MONDAY, JUE 5, IMS.
GREETING TO CALIFORNIA.
Under tbe four-column Beading.
"Preeldent Roosevelt Opens the Gates
of tbe Great Exposition of tbe North
west." the San Franclnco Chronicle
Sires some vivid descriptions ot the
Fair. It devotes much attention to
California at the Ce&ennlal and pub
lishes the following greeting from tbe
Commissioners of the Golden State:
To the People of California. Greeting:
Tour Commissioners to the Lewis and
Clerk Centennial Exposition at Fort
land, Or., send this message of assur
ance through the Chronicle that Cali
fornia is creditably represented In every
department of material Interest, and
we feel that an Inspection of our dis
play will demonstrate that our exhibit
will not suffer by comparison with the
best made by any other state.
J. A. FILCH ER,
Portland, Or.. June 1. 1005.
The San Francieco Chronicle In a
lgned special telegram gives an Im
pressionistic skotch of opening day In
tights and shadows. It says:
Portland, Or., June 1. With a golden
key. President Roosevelt oponed the
gates of the City Beautiful at noon to-
Jay, and set the cnlraes In the Govern
ment building a-ringlng with the Im
pressive strains of "America." From
the Island across Guild's Lake, the bells
tsang their refrain to the waiting
crowd about Lakcvlew Terrace, while
the air was filled with a shower of ex
clamations from the risen "ahs" and
"ohs" of the multitude gathered to
await the formal beginning of the
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposi
tion, the apotheosl!? of a hundred years
of the Oregon country.
All- the world and his family were
there from everywhere The many
breeds of Europe jostled one another.
Here "was the KS'Psy and Briton, Hun
i.nd Hibernian, Frank and Turk, Celt.
Teuton and Latin In the multiplied
rtoiks, with the tribes of Asia and
the men from the Isles of the seas.
Reuben and his Mary Jane have come
to town, too, to make merry and be
nart of the kaleidoscopic gathering.
He and she are here from Tillamook
and Yamhill, Coos. Clatsop and Clack
amas. Cowlitz and Wahkiakum. Ska
mania and Snohomish, Kitsap and
Klickitat, Kittitas and Scappoose and
all thts other cacophonous localities
in which the Northwest abounds.
Rose Boutonnicrcsfor All.
Portland la here with a rose In Its
buttonhole. "Wear a rose as a bouton
nlere or be condemned as a traitor to
Portland" was. the mandate that went
forth. It was obeyed and the rosos
were elorlous blossoms, such as grow
in Berkeley. Santa Rosa, and Santa
Cms. For the first time In history cos
mopolite and hermit have snaken hands
on the banks of the Willamette. For
the nonce the most American of
American municipalities Is a city of
the world. At midnight the unanl
mous verdict Is "All is well. anJ all has
been well done." Realization nas
fminif,l 'anticipation. Portland has
The weather god was good to Port
land todav. He blessed the city with
sun and cloud so that heat and glare
new. avoided and the temperature
was delightful. The pioneers of the
Willamette were a little fearful that
storms might ipoil the day. since not
until after the Fourth of July do the
old-timers feel safe from the vagaries
of climate. In all save weather are
Portlanders self-polsed and Insensible
to the criticisms and carplngs or the
outside world. But upon this one
subject they are sensitive, and unkind
reference to downpours like the deluge
and the ancient witticism about weo
feet make them touchy.
They have never quite forgiven San
Francisco, which they hold responsible
for the original slander on the climate
since spread broadcast over tne lana,
and (eel much as do the Inhabitants
of Stockton when they hear their
municipality referred to as the "Slough
City." or as a self-respecting ban rran
ctecan when the flippant "Frisco" Jars
his ears from the Ignoramus who
fondly Imagines he is showing bis
familiarity with things as they are. In
stead of his aslnlnity. If It Chances to
be a warm day In Portland, and you
carnally remark that It Is warm, the
reply Is sure to be, "Yes, but not too
warm, and if you observe tne shower
that has suddenly come up. Just as surely
will you be answered: "But I like the
rain; don't you? It makes everything so
fresh and It is healthy, too; I could never
live where there was not an abundanco
Seriously, though, the weather In
Portland 1$ not to be dorided, and this
first day of June, which ushered In the
great Exposition of the Northwest, was
all that could be desired. A little more
vain than In San Francisco spread over
a longer period of time, less fog and far
Jess wind than In the Bay City, combine
to make a climate that is quite satis
Military Pomp and Oratory.
Military pomp, periods of oratory, recep
tions and banquets to the distinguished
guests, the glorification of the rose, which
Portland has adopted as Its floral era
blem. the crowds surging through build
Ing after building or hiking along the
Trail, and the brilliant electrical display
In the evening have been the features of
the day and night, the greatest 24 hours
In the history of Oregon. The street
parade was all that the most zealous
lover of the martial march could hav
looked forward to and tbe oratory was
commendable In Its brevity.
What was said was well said with
out the waste of words too common
nn n-MKinns nf th- Vind. Th crow,
wan there to see and not to listen V
long harangues. Incidentally Vice
President Fairbanks was singularly for
tunate in choosing his theme. Truculent
Democrats of the East long ago dubbed
him the "human Icicle." If that were
applicable In Indiana he must hav
thawed since coming to the Coast. His
audience was with him and ho proved
The Fair, so far as surroundings can
add attractiveness, is the most beau
tlful of any of the big Expositions.
Its site slopes in a series of terraces to
Guild's Lake, an arm of the river.
Entrancing views of the Willamette.
of St. Helens. Adams and Hood, all snow
capped, and Willamette Heights and other
lofty hills near by provide the proper
settings in green and white to make it
the City Beautiful.
Like an Emerald City.
The White City of Chicago, the Rain
bow City of Buffalo and the Ivory City
of St. Louis may boast of greater mag'
nltude, since in actual size this com
memoration in Industry of the one hun
dredth anniversary of the discovery might
be more appropriately compared with the
Midwinter Fair and the Sunset City of
San Francisco of the early SO s. but Port
land has the best of everything which
was worth the seeing at any of these
Expositions and enjoys tbe distinction of
being the nearest complete on the opening
nay as welL
As they tell of the progress in the
building of battleships in terms
percentage, so they do of this Expo-
iltlon. and it holds the record today.
its buildings being all erected with
per cent of the exhibits Installed. But
one name can vie with the City Beautiful,
ts that by which the Fair may bo ult!
roately known, and that is the Emerald
City. The country all about Is a mass
of verdure. It is as green on the first day
of June aa are the Contra Costa hills
In a rainy January. The heights on the
west bank of the Willamette are crowned
with the giant evergreen fir. half-brother
to the redwood, and to the cast and north
is a pleasing; panorama of forest and
farm and the green "waters of the "Wil
Place the Imposing Government build
ing: on the peninsula which Juts out Into
Lake Merced, like the bead and neck of
an ostrich, build a city of white palaces
on the eastern side, take a warm day
in February as the time, have the Twin
Peaks and the San Bruno hills forested
with massive evergreens: instead of the
ocean suppljr a beautiful river wlta ler
tile lands beyond, rob the gardens of see that tbe farms and ranches in all
the bay cities of the best they have of the states are settled by a thrifty and
roses to decorate the grounds, swing the contented immigration from the common
compass 90 degrees so that .what Is now wealths beyond the barriers of the great
west shall be north, and you have the continental divide, who shall unite with
setting for the Lewis and Clark Cen- J
Birth of the Fair Idea.
The birth of the Exposition Idea, its 1
growth and Its final development In to
day's realization mark a wonderful
change in the temperament and views
of Oregonlans. They have been a people
apart from others, the most homogen
eous of American commonwealths, as dis
tinct from Callfornlans as are the Loulsl-
anans .rem the Iowans. the old South
from New England. The growth of Cali
fornia to the south and the development
Af ri shin -- V v nniVi arnilcM I.
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the Oregonlans at last to Invite the wor d
to come to one of the best regions In
all of Uncle Sam's broad territory to ex
amine and determine if this Is not i
fairer land in which to dwell than the
the fever-smitten South or the cyclone-
devastated Middle WeM. The world has
accepted the Invitation, and Is here to
Investigate and render Its verdict, pri
marily it is due to Washington, this
awakening of state pride. Oregon has
seen itself distanced In population and
development by Us northern neighbor,
which is filled with the same active,
hustling, energetic people that have made
Washington Is seeking to profit by the
Fair to the detriment of Oregon and
Portland, and the Seattle papers openly
boast that their city is to be a bigger
gainer by the Exposition than this. Ev
ery inducement is offered to those flock
ing to Portland to visit the Puget Sound I
cltv. In this connection the position of I
California makes a strange contrast.
California Acts Squarely.
A representative of the California Pro
motion Committee of San Francisco, now
stationed In Portland, was asked what
steps would be taken to divert travel
to California from here. His reply was
None whatever. This is Portland's Fair
It would not be the square thing to
try to steal her cuests. We will have
none of such trickery. All who choose to
come to California as a xiae trip win dc
welcome, but no effort will be made to
Induce them to abandon Oregon for the
Golden State. It Isn t fair to Portland
The Northwest needs population to de
velop it. and I hope to see many families
find homes In Oregon as a result of the
effort that Portland Is now malting."
California at the Fair has its exhibit
almost entirely Installed. It is the most
nearly complete of any of the states
exhibiting, and in almost every depart
ment has nothing to fear by comparison
All who have commented upon Its dis
play agree with the foregoing statement- I
It shows the best that was sent to St. I
Louis, well supplemented by additions. I
Its educational exhibit has no rial on I
the Exposition grounds, and its hortf-1
cultural display should take the first I
As a Caltfornian I could wish that the I
Golden State had made a strorigcr cx- I
hlblt of Its mineral resources- and its i
mines. Both Idaho and Oregon will have I
splendid displays in these lines, and I
the state has something to dread from I
their friendly rivalry. Oregon will stand
high In its wealth of fruits of its soil. I
in its magnificent forestry exhibits and in
its fisheries. Its Hood River strawberries
will undoubtedly be given first place over
all the others, and in apples It will rank
with the best.
Washington refused admittance to its
building until - today, in order to spring
a new surprise. It has a well selected
and Instructive exhibit of Its manifold
resources. Idaho has done well. too.
and need feci no shame when compared
with the many older states. The hortl-
culture, agriculture ana mining resources
of the Gem State of the mountains are
an tnorougniy cxcmpiinea.
Th. TVoll tm - Mxllm r 4Um. Xfl.,
and the Pike, except that the nasty Is
tabooed In Portland and the hula-hula.
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tne nooicnie Kootcnie, or tne aanse ou
ventre Is conspicuous by absence. The
spielers are numerous, strong ot lung
and not troubled with diffidence On every
hand the cheerful Invitation to visit the
greatest snow in tne -universe is ex -
tenaea Dy tnroaty or nign-pucnea voices.
with an insistence that is fetching. The
concessionaires oeneve in veroai aaver -
tlsement and do not lose an opportunity
to declare that they have thc "goods."
Hot Time an tbe Trail.
It Is pandemonium on the Trail to-
night with a Babel of tongues on the
Bridgc of Nations, and sober, sedate.
conservative Portland looks on with
amazement at the cosmopolitan gather -
lng that has come within her gates. Port-
land has not yet hit the pace, but I pre-
diet will do so before the Fair ts many
days older. This city Is satisfied with
what has been so well accomplished, but
tne satisfaction is quietly snown ana tne
hooroo spirit is not a part of the evidence.
Still when the quiet, self-respecting cltl
zen. who has lived the i-oluntary life of
self-repression does "turn himself loose"
he Is apt to go a speedy gait.
As It is with the Individual, so it may
be with the collective mass, when the
city goes out for a time, it win oe In-
terestlng as the Fair grows a little older
to watch the steps by which the Port-
landers gradually apanaon tnetr oigni -
fled reserve to enter fully Into the car -
nival spirit bentttng tne occasion. ort-
land is tastefully decorated, witn cunt -
lng. but has not become garish with at-
tempting to do too much. This city
never "slops over" and Is like a well-
gowned woman, not gaudily dressed, but
with the suggestion of wealth rather than
the ostentatious display of It
Queer Selection of Colors.
The National colors and the red and
orange of the Lewis and Clark Centea-
nlal form the theme ot ornamentation,
Why red and orange should have been
chosen for tbe Exposition hues is some -
thine of a nuzzle to the stranger. It is
suggestive of Spain and former Spanish
dominion, something: historically incorrect
for this vast region above Cane Mendo-
Logically the color scheme should have
been worked out In sreen and white.
Green for its emerald fields and forests,
and white for its snow-clad peaks and the
nalaces wh ch have arisen on the shores
of Guild's Lake to house the exhibits of
the nations and the states. Still the
colors have been harmoniously combined
to form a variation as ttleasinjr to the
eye as chords of music are toy the ear. Cormlck is simply an exhibition, but it
The night Illuminations, both in the city shows that the old fellow hasn't for
and at the Fair grounds, are beautiful, gotten how to use his hands and that
Streets and buildings are outlined in in-
candescent lights, much as Market street
on & festive occasion, with the Ferry
tower and the City Hall dome, and the
skyscrapers along San Francisco's chief
thoroughfare literally ablaze, and the
crowds are here to gaze and admire.
Forty thousand or so visitors went
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gates during the day and night, and this
is the beginning. "
jetteison .Myers, president of the ore
gon State Coxnmlsion, which has to do
with the Fair, struck the keynote when
he said: "Let us make this a Pacific
Coast exposition. We must throw aside
any petty jealousies if we have had
any. and work for the common good
of the entire Coast. It is a good land
from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific
Ocean. What it seeds is people to de
velop Its resources. There is a com
munity of Interest throughout all of this
region. The prosperity of one section
ought to react to the b-neflt of all the
others. The healthy growth of San
Francisco. Lon Angeles. Oakland. Salt
Lake. Reno, Seattle. Tacoraa. Spokane.
Boise and of Portland are matters of
congratulation whether we live In Oregon.
California. Nevada. Utah or Washington.
But above all things It behooves us to
the descendants of the pioneers to neip
develop the resources of the land on
which the future of our cities must de
Oregon extends a hearty Invitation to
California to come to the Fair. The word
Is come. come. come. It is the oppor
tunity for the men and women of the
Golden State to get acquainted with their
neighbor of the north. They will be hos
pltably welcomed. There Is much to see
and to admire. Oregon in Its potential
it is one of the great commonwealths
f the v Jtcd stat and her star Is,
destined to be one or the brightest in the
conrtellation of statcs. so the Invitation
is. come; it is worth the while, and
might add a word of caution: Come In
the right spirit and not with the ham-
If RrgUtered Lat Year. You Can Vote.
If you registered last year, you can
vote now. You ran vote at the elec
tion although you did not register be
fore the primaries.
mer to knock. If you cannot come to
Oregon with fairness of disposition and
the honesty of spirit to see the best and
brightest side of the Evergreen State of
the North, stay away. It would be In as
bad taste to come here fault-finding as
It would bo to make Ill-natured comments
on tne viands which your friends had set
before you. when you were their Invited
guest at dinner,
TENNIS T0UHNAMENT1S OM
FORTY-SEVEN" ASPIRANTS FOR
Arrangements Xow Complete for
Annual Multnomah Club
Contests on Courts.
Entries closed Saturday night for the
annual Multnomah Club handicap ten
nis tournament. The entry list num
bers 43 names, the largest number of
piayers wno nave ever competca in an
The handicap committee has spent
much time in arranging the different
classes, and there have been several
changes made In the list as published
two weeks ago. Owing to the length
of the entry list. It will be necessary
to hurry the matches as much as pos
slble. The exact time of tbe preltml
nary matches will be optional with the
players, but the committee urges that
as many of the first matches be played
off not later than Tuesday. The finals
will be played on Saturday. June 10.
I With good weather, there will be
I five courts available and enough tennis
will be seen to satisfy even the most
I enthusiastic member. In addition to
1 the J. Wesley Ladd cup. the Multno
I mah Club furnishes first and second
I prizes, and the most successful tourna
I ment in the history of the game In
I Portland Is looked forward to.
R. L. Macleay. bye o. 15.1. vs. A. B.
J Scoble, bye rec 15: F. E. Forbes, bye o.
3-6. vs. Charles JlcCammon. by
I scratch: W. C Crowell. bve scratch, vs.
Ed Morse, bye a 15.1; L. R. Prince, bye
I . r t ii 1 . r - -
o. ig.l. v. X. 13. ClCniOK. UVC rcu AO. i
1 "v. K. Scott, bye o. 3-6, vs. Irving Bohr,
I bye o. 15.1: Dan Bellingers, o. 30. vs.
f. h. V. Andrews, o. 15.4: Brant Wick-
j ersham, o. 30. vs. V. W. Anderson, o.
I 15.1; j. Wesley Ladd. o. 36, vs. R.W.
I Seabury. o. 15.1: R. C Walker, rec 15.
I vs. Captain Frels, scratch: W. Otto
1 Rudy. o. 15.4. vs. J. C Kimball, rec
15.3: Morris Dunn scratch, vs. J. F.
J Ewing. o. 30; Frank Wellder. rec 15,
1 vs. EL Webb, rec IE: Josenh Smith, o.
15.4, vs. J. V. M. Zan. o. 3-6; Oscar Ker
rlgan, rec 16. vs. A. B. McAlpln. o. 15.4;
F. G. Farrell. scratch, vs. R. A. Lelter,
o. 15.1; E. Frohman. rec 15.3, vs. A. S.
I Frohman. rec 15.3; H. A. Sargent, bye
o. 3-C, vs. winner Frohman and Froh-
I man; J. H. Knight, bye o. 3-6, vs. F. T.
I West, o. 3-6; R, Nunn. bye scratch, vs.
1 George C Durham, bye o. 15.1; Gay
IjLrfjmbard. bye rec 15, vs. F. E. Harrl-
I gun, bye o. 3-6; Walter A. Goss, bye o.
l 40. vs. G. C Gansl. bye rec 15.3; Cap
I tain F. R. Day, bye scratch, vs. H. H.
I Herdman, bye o. 15.4
Sheriff Stops Boxinjc 3Iatch.
Sheriff Word served notice on the man-
gers of tbe Star Theater that he would
not allow Jack McCormlck. John I. Sul-
Hvan's sparring partner, to attempt to
8top a boxer named BuUer. Manager
Frank KalL who Is looking after Sul
m-an's Interests, has had a standing of-
fer of JSW for any one who could stay
1 with his big Texan for four or six rounds.
1 Mr. Hall has bad many applicants for
I the J5W. but Butler was the only one he
1 considered worthy of notice, so bellev'
I ing that he would not be molested, he
1 agreed to take Butler on. Sheriff Word
heard that the men were to box and at
once served notice, that the men roust
not meet. Mr. Hall had a long talk with
Sheriff Word, and he was Informed that
I are peace-loving folk, and having no de
sire to break into jail, they called the
match off. Mr. Hall explained to the audi
I ence that Sheriff Word had put his foot
1 down on the McCormlck-Butler match, but
I he added that u sutlers irienas wanted
I to bet XXti that McCormlcic could not
I stop Butler in tne auraoer of rounds etlpu
I lated. he would be willing to take McCor
I znick in a carriage and pull the fight off
J In the country beyond Sheriff Word's Jur-
I Sullivan's monologue and his boxing
I stunt with McCormlck has been a feature
in the past wee-rs amusement in Fort
I land. The ex-champion has a monologue
that is worth listening to. and in spite
I of the flight of time, be is as popular
1 as ever. The Doxing fie does with He
he has suu a gooa sun waxiop left.
I XTKST ALASKAN EXCUHSIOK.
I to tou know that tno first Alaska, ft
carrion, season 1S0S, leaves Tacoma and
Seattle on the palatial excursion steamer
' Spokine" June S 7 This voyage reaches
1. -rmmLh- .L
I winter scenes, -v moat aciignum ana un
I .tractive vacation trin. Inautre at Pari ft -
j Coast Steamship C. s Ticket Oflce, M
- 1 aanincion street.
MS r LAVED BY THE XXAMIXKR.
The San Frasclsco Sxasuaer devotes
nearly two columns to the opening ot
the Lewta and Clark Centennial' Rxro
stUon. In Italic type across Xsur col
umns it gives Um following excerpts
from Vlee-FreMcent Fairbanks' ad
dress: "A beneficent Providence has scat
tered hi bocnty about yoa with a
prodItl"imd- The mighty Pacific ts
at tout very doors. It Invites yoa to
an Illimitable commerce beyond. The
future has much In store for you."
The following telegrams appeared in
l"CJa,nnCCO Exaj,nr oi June
(Special by lawd wire, the longest In ttre
WASHINGTON. June 1. VIce-PresI
dent Fairbanks, they say, made such
uu,u' v-4r. xj-puai-
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loucn ine ounon nera to sei tne wneeis
. mui.uu -t -. ic,uC, umhiuswh o
time, as nau oeen arrangeo. ana tno
vi.yiuiMu.wi; v pa, in xwuac-
velt and all the feminine guests walteu
wn uc Air. riroanKS executeu nis pro-
. Th0-. Pfllldcilt touched the key at mnilarT parade which preceded the open
4:22 P. M. and made a short address. ,njf -. ,n proBre thC clouds rolled
whicn was ueard with all attention by au Ml, -,OTion -u -hone, eladden-
mc ian.:u Kuvais naiciauita m wu 1
KUiKcuuo jum ivuiu. nc wucucu mo I
key tbe guns .boomed out the Preslden-
ua. oaiuu: troni mo monument
The company Included nearly all ot
tno uipiomauc corps. wcrpiiHiron on
sternners and count lassmi. aiayor
des Planches attended as dean of tho piatf0rm. and certainly never In- tho hia
corps. I ton of the Pacific Northwest have Its
Conspicuous among the . dlplomaU I
was M Togoro Takahlra. the Japanese
Minister. is tace was iuii 01 jjoy ana
he talked "possibly Important things to
many 01 tne diplomats in tne room. 1
One of the remarkable physical Juxta-
posltlons Jn the room for a few minutes
was mat -01 -i. juspcranu, me r rencti
Ambassador, and secretary 01 w ar
Tail. Ji. jusserami is a sraau man-anu 1
Mr. Taft always looks as If he were I
Mrs. Rocsevelt was handsomely I
gowned In yellow.
PORTLAND. Or., June 1. With the
telegraph instrument President Roose-
veil from the White House today gave.
tennlal Exposition, a monument to tho
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ZZt or-n.V to th. wo-m th "Old
which opened I Uto the world the Old
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i c..rrr..uwi 7' great expectancj-. the playing of "Amer
spoke In P?" as follows. j fca" upoh the chiming bells In the Gov-
. 7 Jr.nTpi,
great Interest In the Lew Is and C ark
Exposition from Its Inception and It s
at his request and on his behalf I hae
tne great nonor 01 parucpsuns
you in tnese opemns ccrcmuuico.
Wllllara .Mcivinicy. one 01 ino great-
est ami most oemcu
well said In his last speech that ex-
positions aro iikcrccphi iivimo.
They denote our growth In trade and
commerce. In Industry and knowledge
and In the arts and eclences. They as
semble the fruits of the genius and en
deavor of the people of tne country ana
the world. Each succeeding exposition I
finds us occupying a position of advance. I
A beneficent providence nas scat-1
tered his bounty about you with a I
prOdirai nana. IHC raigni) """ a I
your very, doors. It Invites you to an
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rlculture. your minerals ana your ior-
est, your genial seasons ana tne msn
quality of your citizenship attract
niuicr tne nomeouuuer. ibc IUIU,U I
has much In store for you. 1
The Panama canal to the south, so
ions aemanaeu in mo inierc3u
American commerce, ot tne commerce
rt t.o Tt-nrl.i l nn- nn .nwurefl reality I
through the wisdom of American dl-
niomacy. tne nrm ana just reiuiuuuu
of President Roosevelt and the Pluc
ana enterprise ui Amu
The trajrlc events which are trans-
t . T r-i-., j..nu, ininr-1
ninni: in l 11 r vitcuk ts u.j m.v .
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7C ..1.1 t,. mirniv and bloodv
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conflict had Its Inception In a desire
for commercial COnquesu inCArawiwin
people were not Indifferent to their
own Interests and early In the struggle
made sure of the preservation of their
comxnerclal advantages In the very the-
ater of war.
When all was in readiness for ires -
Ident Roosevelt to give the long-
awalted signal from the White House.
Presldent Goode, of tne exposition.
forwarded him a telegram to tnat ei-
Almost Instantly, through thousands
nf miles of wire flashed the single
"click which formally opened the toe-
position, releasing hundreds of flags
to the breeze and setting the ponder-
ous machinery In "motion. Almost by
.- Vr-at throne: knew that
n n--n-rf an one
... , ...11,,. YhrMvl jmorr
wiiu Kticc. mi - ; "
the immense buildings surrounamg tne
Sunken Gardens, at the head of which
the speakers' platform naa oeen erecieu
rnpthtr -ticklnar of the telegraph In -
strument, and Mr. Goode was handed
the following telegaam irom iresi-
t -nnt-ratulate you and those asso -
elated with you in commemorating this
occasion. I hope and trust that the
creat tnternrlse you have undertaken
will be a fitting memorial to tne iuruj
explorers who, in tne ece- ot wir
emmtrv. faced the perils and hardships
of a. vast, unknown territory. I send
greeting to the representatives ot for-
elgn countries WOO are co-oporauns
with us in fittingly celebrating this
mnth unniversarT of this event, which
meant so much for toe expansion of I Iday in honor of the Centennial, sent
our country in the Far Northwest. I thousands ot visitors. The trains of yea
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, j terday brought the vanguard ot the ex-
The bands broke out. hats waved and
ottiI.i mat enthusiasm Speaker Can -
-em, ushered to the front of the
stand and delivered - an address full of
the well-known logic and wit of the
nicturesaue Speaker of tbe House. Fol-
lowing Mr. Cannon. Archbishop Christie
pronounced the Deneaicuon, ana uia
formal ceremonies attendant upon the
ooenintr of the Exposition closed.
Tonla-ht a. dinner was tendered Vice-
Presldent Fairbanks and the Congres-
slonal party In the New York State
building, followed by a formal recep-
Uon to the distinguished visitors.
Following- thc precedent established
at the Chicago Exposition In 1893, tna
rur--i. ymiMinir at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition Is designed to char- passed the mass of sightseers flanking the
acterlxe the state's earlier history. The column fell In behind, and when the Ex
bunding is planned In the form of a position grounds were reached there was
Greek cross. 200 feet square. The facade a stream of humanity miles In length fol
of each wing Is a replica of one ot Cal- lowing In their wake. Thousands in the
1 Corn la's 21 Franciscan Missions, for meantime anticipating the onward rush
ui-k , .tat 1-nro-emlnentlv famous, bad packed these elves around the peak-
Do lores. El Carmelo, gan Luis Bey ani
Santx Barbara Missions are reproduced.
Callforala has surpassed herself in
her state building, and the result is
acknowledged superior to tnose ot ner
.i.t.- --tt-Tr.nwAlth- not onl-s on ac-
--.tint of the historical significance.
but owing to the sublime simplicity of
desiga and beautiful appearance of the
bullwfa. The exhibit contained In the
, building Is classified y counties.
GIVES ITVE COLUMNS TO TAIK.
The San Francisco Call gives nearly
five' columns to tb Fab tn Us Issue
ot June 2. It puts a ren-coluxnn
bead acroes the pare and prints a very
striking Illustration of the Sunken
Gardens and enlivens the page with a
Una craving of the Eacsjavea statue.
Vice-President Fairbanks speech ap
pears in full In the account of the open
ing day exercises In the Call, and much
space Is devoted to the other speakers
as well as to the details of events on June
2. The Call's introduction reads:
PORTLAND. June L With the gentle
touch of bis hand upon a golden telegraph
Instrument. President Roosevelt, from the
White House, today gave the signal which
formally opened to the woria the Lewis
and Clark Centennial Exposition, a monu
ment to tbe memories of Captains Mcri-
wcther rwit and William Clark, tbe plo-
necnt who 1Co years ago. blazed the trail
- hleh onnd tin to the world the -"Old
A mon auspidoua day for the opening
th0 Exposition could not have been de-
.!red. The ly morning weather condl-
tlnn did not nticur well for the celebra-
.ion - ri-m! initr- n-r th ritv and
tr was1 every Indication that rain
.n,,M mar- Vi ,r.nli tint tvh!l the
jnff hearts of a people who had waited
Inr tcV onrf mxnfh, fnr- thf i-reat dav
and creatcst in the history of Portland
tne Paciflc Northwest.
The literary exercises which d receded
formal eonlnir. of the Fair wera of
extraordinary excellence Seldom has such
nn nrrav nt ontnn o-ihrrf on the same
rwtnta Wn -nrlvllered tn hear In a few
anort hours 8Uch cralnent speakers as
Vice - President Fairbanks. Speaker Joseph
Cannon, of the House of Representatives:
senator Clark, of Wyoming: Congressman
tibhv. of Minnesota: H. A. Tavlor. As-
slstant Secretary of the Treasury Depart-
ment: Governor Chamberlain, of . Oregon.
and ilavor Williams. of Portland
'J',1' ' V,J '
. -nk4r,- annnnnrv that thn
ceremonies wer about to commence he
was greeted with terrific applause from
P1"5 JS1." ?,d fwl
sc,u""ru. W"M" """, i "
o ?h,c da V? srcateat
enthusiasm being aroused by the appcar-
of Mayor Williams and of Speaker
Cannon upon the rostrum.
programme was carried out with
chang , thc 0Tislnzl Idea. A
feature which was looked forward to with
ernment building, was unavoidably oralt-
elcctrical apparatus by which the
chlmes &n Q f foUnd QUt o
a was ,n readiness for President
Roosevelt to give thc long-awaited slg-
na, fr6m the ,te House president
Goode. of the Exposition, forwarded him
lh follftW.n telegram:
President Goode. of the LewLi and Clark Cen
tennlal Exposition extends greeting to tbe
President ot the United Staten and has the
honor to announce that the Exposition man
agement await President Roosevelt's pleas
ure In transmitting the electrical energy1 to
the ehlmes In th United States Gov
ernmnt building and start the- machinery of
Mmoat n9Untly. throush thousands of
mlli nf w! Rituhn? thn iitnrlo 'Vllpk"
whIch tortmfy opened the Exposition, re-
leasing; nunoreas ot nags 10 inn oreeze
and seUjng. ti,e ponderous machinery In
moton. Almost by intuition the great
throng know that the Exposition was
opened, and one wild cheer after another
echoed amonr the Immense buildings sur-
roUndinz the Sunken Gardens, at the
nead or rvhlch the sneaker's Dlatform Had
1 Deen erected,
r-it.in- nr -a-iAf
8ignai. Goode forwarded the following
telegram to President Roosevelt:
.ia.mv"t.. J . . .
I lwis ana v-iarK unwnuai cposiuon ma
, .... . i . t. . .
I oeen acciarcu oprnra iu m pmcBre ui
assembUre of distinguished and enthusl
j Thf EposItIon management desires me to
on- h-ertlmt annr!tlnn of the
I honer conferred by the Chief Executive of the
j whole Nation In formally inaugurating, thla
I centennial celebration on the important hls-
I torlc achievement which resulted in our great
I country s remarkable continental development.
1 Further clicking of the telegraph In-
I atrument. and Goode was handed the fol-
J lowing telegram from President Roose-
1 j congratulate you and those associated with
I yoa tn commemorating this occasion. I hope
I and trust that the great enterprise you have
I undertaken will be ,a fitting memorial to the
sturdy explorers who in the service of their
country faced the perils and hardships of a
vast unknown territory. I send greeting to the
representatives of foreign countries who are
co-operating with ua in fittingly celebrating the
one hundredth anniversary of this event, which
I w muca ior uc cxp&muoa 01 our cou'
try In the Far Northwest.
The bands broke out, hats were waved
I and amid great enthusiasm Speaker Can-
non was ushered to the front of the
1 a ucuvcreo an u.uareas iuu 01 me
I ell-known logic and wit ot the plctur-
1 esque Speaker of the House. Following
Cannon, Archbishop Christie - pro-
nounced the benediction, and the -formal
ceremonies attendant upon the opening of
1 - -
Decked in Her Best,
All Portland, was decked In her. best-
I business was suspended and the holiday
1 apini was cci uuc m evidence, xae
j States of Oregon. Washington and Idaho,
I In which June 1 had been declared & hol-
I cursionlsts. and today tho railroads and
1 boat lines entering Portland have been
taxed to their utmost. Never In her hla-
tory has Portland been called upon to care
for so many people.
I The prelude to the actual opening cere-
I monies at the Exposition consisted of the
1 paraae. a. grana pageant ul mwiansm,
led by Vice-President Fairbanks, the Con-
I gressional party, visiting Governors and
I other dignitaries and the Exposition offi-
dais. With martial music constantly
playing this Immediate forerunner of the
actuality was greeted with continual
cheering along the entire line of march.
from the new Postofflce and through the
business and residential sections ot Port-
land to the Fair grounds. As the troops
( era' stand and occupied every point of
I vantage, and late comers had to be con-
1 tent witn Dng wuaw secius uiammcr.
As the parade swung into the grounds the
1 vicc-rromciu, wiwsicwwuw u -ran ur
1 ficial parties were detached from the col-
I on and were escorted by the cavalry be-
tween lonr lines of cheering thousands
I to the New York State building. Almost
simultaneously bodies of troops took their
I position on ue espiue cj.Mnas irut
tha rear ot the speakers stand down to
the lake front. Grand Marshal of the
Day Colonel E. Z. Steever. Fourth Cav
alry. TJ. S. A., had distributed tne sol
diery about the grounds to hold the
crowds In check and preserve orcer gener
Air of Expectancy.
Promptly at 12 o'clock noon President
H. W. Goode. of the Ex position, arose
and. gavel In hand, announced the begin
ning of the ceremonies which meant the
realization of Portland's dream. The an
nouncement was received with tremen- 3
aous cneering, wnicn eaww uuvjv miu
forth through thc multitude for several 1
minniM is tne ihn riled awav the Rt. I
r n u tv n.k. r -vrtVi- I
odlst Episcopal church, stepping to tne I
front of the platform, raised his hands In j
Invocation of thc divine blessing.
The Impressive silence which followed
the prayer was broken as the Inspiring
strains of "Imperial Oregon.' a marc 11
Inscribed to tho people of Oregon, was
played by the band.
LANE AND THE BRIDGE TAX
date Is Opposed to It.
PORTLAND. Or.. June (To the Editor.)
Dr. Lane told me Saturday morning that
the 2-mllt tax for guleh bridges would fall
to pass In the election on Monday, and I
gathered from his talk that he was ODOoacd
to taxing the whole city for sueh viaducts.
Inasmuch 5 Dr. Lane Is affiliated with the
Interests that are fighting the proponed change
from the assessment district plan Interest J
that aro hack .of the Taxpayers' League, an
organization which ha declared iUelf agalnrt
the Z-mlll tax ana wnicn u iipenoms
collected from wealthy financial circles of the
cltv to defeat that tax I take It that the
Democratic candidate for Mayor is following
an entirely consistent course with those in-
tercst! In this matter.
Mv Interview with Dr. Lane was interrupted
befero we had finished discussion of the bridge
tax. but I am not mistaken wheH I My he
declared strongly that the tax would not pass
The nucstlon for voters to decide tomorrow-
la whether their property I to be saved from
confiscation by repeal of the district ase
ment system. Thc only escape for residents
of South Portland and other parta of the
city from the dire consequences of the pres-
ent system lies in adoption of the Z-mlll tax
amendment to the charter.
Consequently those persons who are affected
by the present system, especially those who
dwell In South Portland, should see In what
direction He thIr best Interest In the elec
tion tomorrow. Do they wish to vote for a
man tor Mayor who is not In sympathy with
their need and their desires? If Dr. Lane
at any time In this campaign has declared
himself In favor ot repeal of the special
district assessment. I have not heard of It.
That Fifteen Per Cent Penalty.
PORTLAND. Or.. June . (To the Editor.)
The people who are urging the adoption of
the amendment to section 40? of the charter
whoreby 15 per cent penalty ta to be added
to ail ase-ssrnents which are not paid within
00 day? from their entry in the docket ot
city liens, continually Mate that unpaid assess
cientn only draw a per cent per annum In
terest and that there Is no penalty for non
payment. The facts are that assessments
draw 8 per cent Interest, and further. If they
are not paid within 30 days, thc charter pro
vides that the Auditor shall send the unpaid
assessments to the Treasurer for collection
hy eale of the property. Tho charter re
quires the Treasurer to sell the property as
an execution to pay the assessments, and In
order to redeem from the sale the property
owner must pay the price bid, with 10 per
cent penalty and 10 per cent Interest. If not
redeemed within three yearn a deed Is la-
sued to the property. This Is thc provision
that the charter Jiaa always contained to col
lect unpaid assessments, and It has always
Assessments are made before the work Is
completed. City officials aro very careless
about giving notice of assessments to the
property-owners, especially small property-
owners. It Is very common for the property
owner not to learn of the assessment against
his property until after 00 days or more have
elapsed. This proposed amendment would
add IS per cent penalty upon all these assess
ments. Such a penalty would work great In
justice upon the property-owners and the pro
posed amendment to section 407 of the char
ter sheuld be voted down. That amendment
was dratted by the contractors for their pri
vate benefit and to the Injury of the prop
erty-owners. R. D.
"Will Keep Out Vehicles.
From S o'clock in the morning until 11
o'clock at night vehicles of all kinds
will be prohibited from entering the Ex
position grounds. Exceptions will be
made on state occasions, and when re
ceptions are held in buildings on the
grounds. The prohibition of vehicles en
tering the grounds during certain hours
Is a rule that has been In vogue at all
the Expositions held In the United States,
and the Exposition management thinks
It advisable to adopt the custom in Port
citizens will have
their kind of a man in
the City Council if they
Vote for Hugh W. Wal
COLUMBIA RIVER SCENERY
PORTLAND to THE DALLES
Steamers leave Portland
dally, except Sunday, 7
A. it., connecting at Lyle.
wash., witn coiumpja -uver & XHortnera By.
Co. for Goldendale and Klickitat Valley
points. Bound trip to Cascade Locks every
Monday. Wednesday and Friday. Landing
foot of Alder it- Phone ilaln an.
a M'DONXLD. Agent.
CI It Ticket Office. 122 Third St, Phosa CM.
2 1?1VJY 2
SPLENDID SIR VICE
For tickets, rates, folders and full lnfor
raatlon. pall on or address
H. DICKSON. City Paraenger and Ticket
Agt-. 122 Third street, Portland. Or.
S. S. KAKAGAWA MAEU.
Fcr J a an. China and all Asiatic Ports, will
leavs-Seattle about just li.
aw union Rm:ific
TEAINS TO THE HAST DAILY.
Through Pullman standards and tourist
nleeolnrars dailv to Omaha. Chicago. Spo-
kine: tourist sleeDlnsar dally to .Kansas
(prSoj,aljy conducted) weekly to Chicago,
Reclining chair-cars (seats free) to the 3aat
UNION DEPOT. Leaves. Arrives.
CHICAGO-PORTLAND 3:15 A. it. 5:25 P. IX.
SPECIAL for the East Dally. Dally,
SPOKANE FLYER 8:
For Eastern Washington. Walla Walla.
Le-xS.it on. Coeur d'AIene and Great Northern
ATLANTIC EXPRESS S:15 p. if. 7:15 A. 34.
for the East via Hunt- djiy Dally.
ington. J .
FOR ASTORIA and! 8:00 P. JL 5:00 P. M.
way points, connecting! Dally, Dally,
with steamer for llwa- except 'xcI't
co and North Beach, Sunday. Sunday,
steamer Hassato, Aah- Saturday,
st. dock (water per.) 10:00 P. M.
FOR DAYTON, Ore- 7:0O A. M. 5:30 P if.
gon City and Yamhill Dally. Dally.
River point. Ash-at. except xcePl
dock (water per.) Sunday. Sunday.
' 4:00 A. M. ,"t r
FOR I.EWISTON. Tuesday, 50 P. SI
Idaho and war points Thursday. Monday,
from Rlparla. Wash. Sunday. Wednesday
V1 v -T. V w cH7r aw Tlrt-
Telephone Ma n W. Mnwr Tlck
bAJM iKiUMUXOUU CS i;uJ.
s. s. 00.
Operating the Only Passenger Steamers for
San iTDCl5CO Ul.OtU
i. s is l? Julv 5. 15. 53.
"St. Paul" June 10. 20. 30; July 10. 20. 3tf.
AINSwORTH DOCK. ATHr.x
T. . u fin San 'CVsActseo to all
points In United States. Mexico Central and
South America. Panama. Honolulu. China. Ja
pan, the Philippines. Australia. New Zealand
end Round-the-World Tours.
Phone Main 2t58. 2S Waahlngton X.
for Salem.- Rose
den. San Francis
co. Mojave. Los
Angeles. El Paso.
New Orleans and
connects at Wood
burn dally except
Sunday with train
for Mount Angel.
Wendllng and Na
tron. Eugene passenger
connects at Wood
ourn with Mt. An
gel and Sllverton
8:30 P. M.
7:23 A. M.
S:30 A. M.
6:10. P. M.
6:00 P. M.
7:30 A. M.
5:50 P. M.
113:25 A. M.
4:50 P. M.
PORTLAND-OSVVEGO SUBURBAN SERVICB
Leave Portland dally for Ouwego at T:30
A. M.; 12:50. 2:03. 4. 5:30. 6. 6:33. 7:45. 10:10
P. M. Dally except Sunday. 5:30. 6:30. 8:33.
10:25 A. M.. 11:30 P. M. Sunday only. 0 A. M.
Returning from Oswego. ' arrives Portland
dally 8:30. 10:10 A. M.. 1:55. 3:03. 4:53. 6:29.
7:35. 9:55. 11:10 P. M. Dally except Sunday.
6:23. 7:25. 9:30. 11:45 A. M. Except Mon
day. 12:25 A. M. Sunday only. 10 A. M.
Iave from same depot for Dallas and In
termediate point dally, 6 P. M. Arrive Port
land. 10:10 A. M.
The Independence-Monmouth motor Una
operates dally to Monmouth and Alrlle, con
necting with S. P. Co. trains at Dallas and
First-class fares from Portland- to Sacra
mento and San Francisco, $20: berth. 53.
Second-clasa fare. ?1J: second-class berth.
Tickets to Eastern points and Europe. Also
Japan. China. Honolulu and Australia.
CITY TICKET OFFICE, comer Third ana
"Washington streets. Phone Main 712.
City. St. Louis bpeciai
for Chehalls. Centralla,
Olympla, Gray's Harbor,
South Bend. Tacoma.
Seattle. Spokane. Lwl
ton. Butte. Billings, Den
ver, Omaha, Kansas City, ;
St. Louis and Southeast. 8:30 am 4:30 9 3
North Coast Limited, elec
tric llgntea. tor lacoma,
Seattle, Spokane. Butte.
Minneapolis. St. Paul and . . .
the East 2:00 p m 7:00 a sg
Puget Sound Limited for
Chehalls. centraua. la- .
coma and Seattle only... 4:o0pm 10:55 pa
Twin City Express for; Ta
coma. Seattle, spotcane,
Helena. Butte. Yellow
stone Park, Minneapolis.
St. Paul and the East..lt:45pm 6:30 pm
A. D. Charlton. Assistant General Passen
ger Agent. 253 Morrison t-, corner Thirc.
Astoria & Columbia
River Railroad Co.
For Maygers. Rainier,
Clifton. Astoria. War-
renton. FlaveU Ham
mond. Fort Stevens,
Gearhart Park. Sea
side. Astoria and Sea
shore. 8:00 A. M.
11:10 A. M.
7:00 P. M
9:40 P. 32.
a A. STEWART. J. C. MAYO.
Comm'l Agt.. 248 Aider st. G. F. & P. A.
Phone Main 80S.
For South -Eastern Alaska
Steamers Leave Seattle.
S. S. Humboldt. S. S.
City of Seattle. S. S. Cot
tage city. June 2. 0, 7 12.
Excursion S. S. Spokana
leave June 8-22. July 5-20.
Belllngham Bay Rout:
Dally except Saturday at
10 A. M.
Vancouver, E. C. Route: Monday. Wed
nesday and Friday. 10 P. M.
Portland office. 249 Washington st.
C. D. DUNANN. G. P. A..
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