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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1905
Would Leave Question to the
Taxpayers of the
HE ISSUES A CHALLENGE
'Asks Boise and Hislop to Call Meet
ing of Citizens to See if They
Favor Projected Site for
Xew High School.
H. WITTENBERG'S CHALLENGE.
H. "Wittenberg has Issued a challenge
to "Whitney L. Bolee and Thomas His
lop to call a taxpayers' meetlne o
Eaat Sloe cltliens to determine whether
or not they are fetHed with the t.lto
lor the East Sid Hlph School. He
declares that the vote would be four
to one acalnst the Bite. Mr. "Witten
berg eays that any reliable pliyelclan
will say It Is not . conducive, to Rood
health, public morals and public safety
to placo 2000 children in ao small an
area as is contained In the proposed
PORTLAND. July 10. (To the Edi
tor.) Will you permit mc, through
the columns of your paper, to correct
a Btatement that seems to have gone
out In reference to the location of the
High School on the Ea-jt Side. State
ments have apeared in the 'different
newspapers of our city in large head
lines that "Wittenberg has been de
feated in his attempt to change the
location of the East Side High School,
I desire to state that "Wittenberg
has not been defeated," but that the
children, the parents, and the tax
payers of the City of 'Portland arc I'so
ones who have been defeated; and it is
a great misfortune that such is the
I do not believe that the taxpayers.
fathers and mothers of this citv real
ire what a serious mistake will 1
made if the High School is located
alongside of the grammar school on the
East Side. They will not, m my opin
Jen, realize it until it is too late to
make the change. When the building
?as been completed and the little nar
row 60-foot street between the two
places will be the only air pacc In
which children will be permitted to
spend their recesses or time before
school, they will reallss what a small
space of ground has been left for
their comfort. In my opinion, the rea
son that young men, or boys, become
dissatisfied with their school days is
because they have not got some of
the conveniences and games of amuse
ment and athletics that are found in
many of our private schools. The old
saying Is that "All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy." This applies
to boys and girls in their school work
as well as in any other vocation.
If the people of Portland will buy a
block of land on which to place the
High School and a block of land to be
used as a campus for games and sport
lng grounds for the children they will
be doing more in the way of improving
the condition of the young men and
women of this city than they can in any
other way. And as before stated, when
too late they will find it out. In the
interest of health and the welfare of
the children, I ask that these two
schools be not put together. I ask that
the taxpayers and parents study quick
ly the situation; for, remember, that
you are placing over $100,000, and pos
sibly $150,030, in. a location that is not
fit for the purpose, and once placed
there it will be there for generations
to come, and will stand as a monument
of mistaken judgment to those who
permitted it to go there.
Why should a few individuals on
the East Side be able to control the
location of this building? The Haw
thorne estate, of which Whitnej L.
Boise Is agent, seems to have the pull
if you please, to control the location of
this building. Another party, Thomas
Hislop, if you please, :s another party
to this blunder that is being perpe
trated on the citizens of Portland.
What interest have they in the loca
tlon? None whatever, except to sell
and possibly. In their opinion, to en
hance a few town lots which they pos
sess. Should that be taken as a means?
of making this location? I say, by all
means no. Whitney Boise's children
will never, in my opinion, attend the
schools in this city; at least, he has
none attending our schools at this
time. I hereby challenge Messrs,
Boise and Hislop to call a taxpayers'
meeting of the East Side and find out
whether they are in favor of the lo
cation or not. I am positive that the
vote against them will be four to one.
A few misguided mossbacKs may
bide with them. I ask that the people
of Portland 'ask any reliable physician
of this city if it is conducive to good
health, public morals, and public safe
ty to place 2000 children in a small
area as is now being figured upon in
the location of this building? You
will find that 99 out of every 100 phy
siclans will tell you that it is not the
proper thing to do. Possibly Dr. Jo
sephl will be of the same opinion as
Mr. Boise, but even he, I believe, is in
favor of more air space and more play
grounds. They tell you that there I
a 60-foot street. This wo will concede.
between the two buildings, but on th
other side there is only a 30-foot space,
I believe, lying along the entire front.
Is it not possible in the Interest of
the good people of this city, in the in
terest of the children of the future,
who must accept the conditions and
attend these schools, that we should
enter Into a careful study of this sub
ject before It Is too late? It is not
personal matter with me. I am not
looking for Wittenberg's interest or
his glory. I am endeavoring with all
my Ptrenjrth and knowledge to pro
tect in every possible way the interests
of the children of this city.
Mrs. L. W. Sltton. chairman of the
board, favors a different location, and
she will tell you so. L N. Fleishner, the
newly-elected School Director, will tell
you that a mistake is being made: that
the school ought not to go there, but he
came out In a card Just previous to his
election and made a statement that "he
was in favor of the building going where
the taxpayers wanted It and he does not
see his way clear to vote different to
what he -stated in that card." Mr. Beach
will tell you that "it is not the proper
place for that school but he believes that
the taxpayers want it there as expressed
in their recent meeting and he hates, to
cause any rumpus." As to Mr. Williams
-views. I have not heard him make
pamnL. execs t that "he school dls
trlct owns the block and he believes it
should be utilized for that purpose."
I am strongly In favor of locating this
school on Twelfth and Davis streets, on
the Buckroan tract and secure for it
plenty of air space for all time to come
and where it will be an ornament to the
city and more useful to the children of
the district for generations to come.
Another point that Mr. Beech makes is
that "we have not the money to buy the
roporty; that if we had the money he
would be willing to do it."
Now. fellow-citizens, let us see how
much money it will take? Supposing that
wo had to spend $25,000 for the two
blocks of land, how much of a tax would
that mean on $125,000,000 worth of prop
erty? One-fifth of 1 mill, or 20 cents to
anybody paying taxes on $1000. Are there
any fathers or mothers in the City of
Portland who would not be willing to pay
0 cents on $1000 to insure to their chil
dren and the- children of the future a
proper place for a schoolhouse, insuring
them health, comfort, strength and in
telligence, making all of them better men
Is it possible that my plea for the chil
dren of this city will not be heard? Is It
possible that a Httlo personal prejudice.
little. If you please of ponurlousnoss.
and error In judgment shall be the rea
son of making this great mistake in the
school annals of this community? This
Is the last opportunity that I have, or
shall make in this matter? I feel that I
have done everything that Is possible to
prevent this blunder being made. I feel
that the responsibility of this mistake
must be placed where it belongs upon
my colleagues of the board, upon the
paronts and taxpayers of Portland who
should be interested In preventing this
mistake from being made. And If this
statement of facts shall prove of suffi
cient interest to the taxpayers of Port
land, especially of the East Side, to war
rant them In calling a meeting of the
citizens to discuss the matter (as should
be done), I assure you that I will be more
than ropaid for every effort that I have
made in endeavoring to prevent the mis
placing of the High School of the East
Where are the people who some time
ago were maKing a crusaae apunsi
having schools in this city without play
grounds? Where are the people who
were fighting for the sanitary conditions
for the children in our schoolhouses?
Why is It that they hang back when here
we are brought face to face with a propo
sition that is more serious than anything
that they have brought to the public
notice in any report they have made?
Where are the people who represent our
nubile parks, asking for more air space
and more room for our people, and now
permit this outrage to bo perpetrated
upon the City of Portland? Won't they
please come to the front and help me
to fight this all-important matter to
a common-sense issue? Not a newspaper
in this city has shown sufficient interest
In the matter to present it to the public.
except one who has beon willing to throw
cold water on every effort that has been
made by the writer in bettering the con
dition of the school children of this city.
Therefore, permit me to say that it is not
Wittenberg that Is being defeated, out
the parents, the taxpayers, nnu more
than all ahe school children of the present
and future of the City of Portland.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGCE.
Standing of tbe Clubs.
Won. Lot. P.C.
Tacoma. 04 35 .607
San Francisco 01 43
Portland 41 41 .-00
Los Aneelc 43 45 .4S5
Oakland 38 00 -32
Stattle 35 4T .42.
ANGELS PLAY ERRORLESS BALL
Oakland Saved From n Shnt-Ont In
SAN FRANCISCO. July 10. The failure
of the Oakland team to arrive from the
North In time to open last week's series
of games necessitated a Monday game be
tween the belated team and Los Angoies
todav. Numerous errors almost cost the
Oaklanders a shutout, their single run be
ing scored In the final Inning. The win
ners played an errorless game. Score:
B H. E.
0- S 10 0
Summer Scries of Morning
Below lit todavs Tiroirramme for the
series of Pianola and Orchestrelle recitals
Riven daily, except Saturday, by taiers
Piano Hbuse. These concerts are extreme
ly entertaining. They are entirely a cora
nllmontarv function, to which the people
of Portland and Fair visitors are cordially
Invited. Musicians, music students ana
music lovcm alike will find them extreme
ly Interesting Concerts ere given Be
tween the hours of 10:30 and 11:30 A. M.
at Ellers Piano House, 351 Washington
Orchestrelle Faust selections Gounod
Pianola (a) Moonlight Sonata.. Beethoven
(b) Revolutionary cnopin
Orchestrelle Vorspeil Wagner
Pianola (a) March Milltarie
(b) Hondo Caprlccioso Mendelssohn
In addition, three request numbers will
be given xs desired by -visitors. Remem
ber the address. Ellers Piano House. 351
Washington, corner Park (Eighth) street.
Batteries Case, Hildebrand
Carlsch; Welmer and Kllng.
Boston 3, Philadelphia 2.
BOSTON, July 10. Although they were
outbatted the locals managed to defeat
Philadelphia today by bunching then
Boston 3 5 Philadelphia 2 10 2
Batteries Young and Moran; Corridon
New York Game Postponed.
NEW YORK, July 10. Brooklyn-New
York National game postponed; rain.
Los Angeles.0 2 8 2 0 0 0 1
Onkland ....0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Batteries Gray and Eager; Hogan and
Byrnes. Umpire Perrlne.
GAJIE PLAYED AFTER SUPPER
Seals Take Kindly to Innovation and
Defeat the Tigers.
TACOMA, July 10. As an experiment the
local management had the game called,
at 6:30 o'clock tonight and a large crowd
saw San Francisco win Its first victory of
the series. Being a cloudy day, the
last innings were played almost in the
dark. Eagan's home run was the fea
ture. Three bunched hits and a base on
balls won for the visitors in the last ln-
nlngi The score:
Tacoma 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 02 5 1
San Fran....l 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 6 0
Batteries Brown and Hogan; Williams
and Shea. Umpires Fitzgerald, Whalen
and "Slats" Davis.
Jones Wants to Come to Court.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. July 10. Spe
cial.) Pitcher Oscar Jones is tired of
working for a tall-end organization, and
he has asked Ned Hanlon to dispose of
him to the Los Angeles Club. Jim Mor-
ley received a wire from Hanlon stating
that he could buy Jones for a certain
figure, and it Is very likely that he would
have been called, but for the addition of
"Wright and Tozer. .
Morley has six pitchers now, and if ho
bought Jones he would have seven. Brook
lyn is a weak club, and yet he has won
over half of his games. Jones made his
reputation pitching for Los Angeles.
BURNS GOES TO 3IEET KELLY
"Will Have His Second Battle in Los
Angeles This Time.
Tommy Burns, the local boxer, left last
night for Los Angeles, where he goes to
meet Hugo Kelly, July 25. Burns has
been doing his preliminary training in
the city, and when he boarded the train
last night he said that he felt In condi
tion to enter the ring right then. He will
fight Kelly 20 rounds, and as soon as the
mill is over he will return to Portland,
Test up a few days and then start train
ing for his battle with Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien, which takes place at Tacoma
This will make tho second time that
Burns and Kelly have exchanged wallops,
They fought a ten-round draw at Detroit
recently, and according to the press ac
counts of the battle Burns would have
won, had he not entered the ring in
greatly weakened condition. Burns went
into training for the fight here, and had
reached the point where he was ready
to take the train, when he was notified
that the fight was off. When the tele
gram came he let up in his work, and
several days after ho had let up he re
ceived a message to como on at once. He
reached Detroit only a few days before
the fight, and 'was forced to reduce almost
ten pounds before he could make weight.
One poached egg and some beef tea was
all that he ate for two days, but in spite
of this, he came near putting Kelly out.
This time when ho meets Kelly he will
be In the pink of condition. It is to get
used to the California climate that he is
going to the scene of the battle so early.
THE DAY'S HORSE RACES.
SEATTLE. July 10. Result of races:
Blr furlong El Principe won, Kugdra e-
ond. Tanclble third; tlmt. 1:16.
eir furlong Puredale won. Capable fcond.
The Miller third; time. 1:1551.
One mile and one-eighth Flay Ball won.
Ethel Scruggs second, Cinnibar third; time.
Eir furlongs Conreld won. Eatella. J. aee-
ond. Prince Magnet, third; time. 1:13H-
Seven furlongs Monntebank won, CrlgU sec
ond. Kipper third; tltme. 1:27.
One mllo and 50 yard Merwan won. BUt-
ful second, Brocun third; time, 11439;.
At Brighton Beach.
NEW YORK, July 10. Brighton Beach
One mile and one-Mxteenth Jetmm won.
Rubric eecond, Maeanlello third; time.
Steeplechase, about two miles Knight of
Harlem won. Judge Fulton second. East Kels-
ton third; time. 4:31.
Fire and one-half furlongj Tank Consul
won. C&eslnl second, Laforclere third; time.
The Atlantic stakf, pelllnr. lx furlongs-
Quorum won, Noftromo second, Guiding Star
third; time. 1:14 1-5.
One mile and one furlong Buttling won.
Tyron eecond, Oamara. third; time. 1:51 4-5
Six furlongs Idle Dream won. My Buela
second, Grand Duchess third; time, 1:14 2-3.
Ruling in Favpr of Lucas.
SPOKANE. Wash.. July 10. In the 8u
perlor Court this morning Judge Poindex
ter heard application for dissolution of
the Injunction forbidding W. H. Lucas,
president of the Northwest League, to
engage In baseball In Spokane. The court
held that if the Pacific National League
has disbanded the Injunction should be
dissolved. Attorneys for C. H. Williams
made denial that the league has dis
banded. Argument on this point Is to
be heard tomorrow morning. The ruling
Is considered as decidedly In favor of
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 3.
CLEVELAND. July 10. Philadelphia
won the first of the scries from Clevo
land. Joss pitched a strong game except
In the first inning. Attendance, 4500.
Cleveland ..3 10 41 Philadelphia 6 10 0
Batteries Joss and Buelow; Coakley
New York 3, Detroit O.
DETROIT. July 10. Chesbro was
master of the situation today, and not
only shut out Detroit, but not one of the
locals got to second and only two to
first. Attendance 1500. Score:
Detroit 0 4 lJNcw York -.3 9 1
Batteries Killlan and Doran; Chesbro
Two Games Postponed.
ST. LOUIS. 'July 10. Washlngton-St.
Louis game postponed: wet grounds.
CHICAGO. July 10.-Chlcago-Boston
game postponed; wet grounds.
Chicago 4, Pittsburg l.
PITTSBURG. July 10. Chicago won by
making five hits off Case in the third and
fourth Innings. Attendance 4900. Score
i R.H.E.1 R.H.E.
How Chess Contest Goes.
OSTEND. Belgium. July 10. The chess
masters engaged in the international
chess tournament today started the 20th
round. Maroczy and Schlechtcr drew;
Janowski won from Burn and tied Mar
oczy in points won to date. Tarrasch de
fcated Blackburn: Marco won from Aal
apln, and Leonhardt from Taubenhaus.
Game of Fats and Leans.
KELSO. Wash.. July 9. (Special.) In
a game full of "features," the fats and
leans played to a tie here yesterday. Bert
Rennick slugged out two home runs and
Peter Dillon ran bases like a professional.
Doherty Wins at Tennis.
LONDON. July 10. H. L. Doherty beat
Is. E. Brooks, of Australia, in the All
England round of the tennis singles, 8-6,
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