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VOL. XLV.- yp. 13,994:. PORTLAND, OftEGOy, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 19Q5. '' " PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Fine Art Collection is
FUMES TAKE ALL EXHIBITS
Insurance Covers but Tithe of
ORIGIN OF FIRE UNKNu-W
One of the Finest Structures Erected
by Any Commonwealth on the
Grounds Xow a Heap of
Origin Fire thought to have started
at back of building In pile of rubbleh.
and also attributed to defective wir
Loss Art gallery. 520.000; exhibits.
$15,000; fixtures, $5000; building,
$10,000; total, $50,000.
Insurance $5000 on art gallery and
ncne on exhibits and building.
Narrow escape Superintendent J. E.
Orumbaugh narrowly escapes crema
tion through timely action of Captain
Murphy of Exposition Guard.
Narrow escape Commissioner E. S.
Garver partially suffocated, and mirac
Injury Harry Jones, electrician, falls
through roof of burning building, suf
fering sei-ore u'rulncs and Inhaling
smoke, which rendered him uncon
scious for a time.
Missouri's State building is the first
of the edifices of the Lewis and Clark
Exposition to meet an untimely fate
at the hands of the destroyer. It was
noj. a wrecking crew which totally de
molished Missouri's -magnificent repre
sentation, at the Western World's Fair,
last night, but It was fiendish, relentless
.and uufeellng flames, which tore and
"burnt their way through the building
from one end to the other, devouring
the rarest treasures of art, almost in
valuable exhibits, costly fixtures, leav
ing in their wake a path of destruction,
a vivid reminder of the awful power of
Blackened Boards Itcmaln.
All lhat remains of the Missouri
building Is a ghastly and heart-ronding
pile of blackened boards and twisted
ironwork, where until last night stood
one of the most" beautiful buildings of
the whole Lewis and Clark Exposition,
and which contained an art gallery of
beautiful paintings, and masterpieces of
r.otcd sculptures, which can never be
replaced. While the loss of the art gal
lery is commercially estimated at $20,
000, moat of the' paintings and stat
utes were owned by art admirers, which
could not be bought for the mere sake
of money The total loss of the build
ing, a:t gallery and exhibits Is esti
mated at S50.000. Of Insurance there was
a meager sum of $5000 on the art gal
lery. Fire's Unknown Origin.
The fire bogan apparently from an
unknown cause at S o'clock last night,
pri-sumably in the rear end, and within
13 minutes the whole of the building
and all of its contents had been utterly
destroyed. A desk, a trunk and three
chairs were the only things that were
taved. Tne statue, representing the
State of Missouri, which stands in front
of the building and which was present
ed to the State of Oregon this week,
was untouched. The Missouri building
was scld yesterday to the Missouri
Wreckage Company, a local, concern, for
$2000, but was not to have been deliv
ered until today. The erection of the
building resulted in the expenditure of
$12,000, and the cost of installing the
exhibits amounted to about $5000 more.
Art Gullery Notable Feature.
The art sallery was tlie feature of the
building, nearly all of the noted artists
of Missouri contributing to the assem
blage of the paintings and statues for
the express purpose of having them exr
hibited at the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion. Notably among the collection was
a statue known as the "Daughter of the
Confederacy," the masterpiece of
George Julian Zolnay, the noted
sculptor of St Louis. It was a reproduc
tion of Winnie Davis, the daughter of
Jefferson Davis and "was valued at -not
less than $2500. The "Kiss of Eternity,"
another beautiful statue, was worth
about $2000. and scores of paintings
would pass the hundred-dollar mark if
placed upon the market. As many of
the paintings were owned by individu
als, although sent to Portland by the
ISt. Louis Artists' Guild, it is thought
that perhaps some of them were addi
tionally Insured, although this is not
cnown to be the case.
First to Discover Fire. .
F. E. Beach, of Portland, was the
Irst man to discover the fire, He -was
standing at the roast beef concession
east of the Missouri building, when he
says he noticed a small blaze among a
pile of rubbish .at the back of the struc
ture, Surrounding the blaze. Mr. Beach
kays,.was amass of boxes and excelsior
He started for the blaze with the Inten
tion of stamping it .out,..butbcforc he
bould reach the spot, itliad-Rathered
Impetus ana 'swept under thQ'Tauildlnsi
Then he says the whole building
seemed to burst Instantly into a ver.it-.
able furnace, flames pouring forth
from the roof to the very foundation.
A fireman, who was standing near, the
Agricultural building, saw- the flames
when they burst forth and turned in the
alarm, which was responded to by the
Fair department and engines Nos. 6. and.
3, hose No. C and truck No. 3. Long be
fore the departments arrived, however,
the building -was doomed, although a
remarkably quick run was made.
One 3Ian in Building.
J. G. Crumbaugh. superintendent, was
the only person in the building when the
fire started, and, had it not been for -the"
prompt action of Captain Murphy, It is
doubtful whether he would have escaped
with his life. He lay down on a cot to
take a nap In a room adjoining the main
hall, "which "was covered by the immense
dome, iand -was aroused by the smell of
smoke. N Flinging open the door, hlseycs
met a terrible sight, as the dome and roof
and sides were massed with flames, which
were within a few feet of him.
He yelled "Fire," and was heard by
Captain Murphy, -who had just arrived
outside of the building. Picking up a
chair. Captain Murphy with one dash
broke the window, through which the
flames shot out just as Mr. Crumbaugh
Driven Buck by Smoke.
E. S. Carver, of the Missouri Commis
sion, was among the first to arrive at
.the building after the alarm had been
sounded, as he had rooms Just outside the
grounds. In his anxioty to save some of
the contents, he rushed into the building
and was met by a cloud of smoke and
flames. Before he realized his predica
ment he was nearly overcome from the
smoke, and staggered about the room,
groping his way into the east library,
where he found an open window. With
one last effort he threw himself through
the window, falling to the ground, where
he was picked up by the firemen, who
never expected to see him come from the
building alive. After he had been In the
fresh air for a few minutes he recovered
sufficiently to walk. Commissioner EL E. E.
McJimscy did not arrive until the fire
was about over, being down-town when
it started. R. H. Kern, the other mem
ber of the Missouri Commission, returned
to St. Louis several daysago.
Firemen "Work in Vain.
The firemen made a valiant and deter
mined effort to check the flames, but as
it had gained headway by the time they
arrived, they could do little or nothing.
-However, they prevented the fire "from
spreading, andhad It not been for them
the N. C. R. building would have gone,
and possibly the Manufactures building,
which would have meant a general con
flagration. They again and again heroically at
tempted to enter the building and remove
some of the contents, but they were as
persistently- forced- back- by the flames.
They .climbed upon the roof and p'layed
-the several stream Into the roaring vol
cano of smoke and flames until it .showed
signs of weakness, retreating -Just as it
fell. .Harry Jones, an electrician, acci
dentally fell through a hole In the'xoof,
to tlie ground floor, and was nearly suf
focated by the smoke, besides suffering
several severe bruises about the body.
He fainted.' upon reaching the open air,
being assisted from the building by the
firemen, and "was taken to the emergency"
hospital, where It was said his Injuries
arc not serious.
Crowds Watch the Burning.
Fully v 10,000 people saw the Missouri
building razed to the grounds by the fire,
flocking to the Exposition from all parts
of the city. When the fire was at Its
LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS POIl
! to 10:30 A. M. Adminictratiep
Band. Colonnade of Administration
10:30 A. SI. to 12 M. Administra
tion Band, bandstand. Gray Boule
vard. 11 A. M. Airship flight.
12 M. Japanese day fireworks.
2:30 P. it The Ellery Royal Ital
ian Band, bandstand. Gray Boulevard.
4 P. M. Airship flight
4:30 P. M. Hurdling . by Portland
Hunt Club, Government Plaza.
7:30 P. M. The Ellery Royal Italian 1
Band, bandstand. Gray Boulevard.
8:30 P. M. Dress parade by Port
land organizations of Oregon National
Guard, and review by President Goode.
10:30 P. M. Firework.
11 P. M. Special grand concert by
the Ellery Royal Italian Band, band
stand. Gray Boulevard.
1150 P. M. CIoElng exercises, band
stand. Gray Boulevard.
12 midnight Light extinguished
and "taps" sounded. Mammoth bou
quet of rockets and bombs. Explosion
of warships and. submarine mines.
Set piece "Good Nlghi" In fireworks.
"Auld Lang Syne" by the Ellery Royal
thickest flames and sparks shooting sky
ward high In the air, the crowds- were so
dense that the guards- had to stretch an
emergency line. The flames could be seen
In nearly every part of the city, and it
was thought the whole Exposition was
afire. The Fair did a rushing business
for a short time, several thousand people
purchasing tickets and passing through
the gates who otherwise would not hnve
Considerable mystery surrounds the
origin of the fire, and it is rumored that
it was due to incendiarism. This report
is not wholly without foundation, and was
started by Walter McDonald, an 18-year-old
boy living at 850 Thurman street who
says he saw three men trying to scale
the fence Just as the fire began. He was
so excited that he lost track of them, but
later reported the matter to- Detective
Payton, of the Exposition force. He say
the three men , were :roughly d res red and
looked to hlmilke hoboes. A thordugh in
vestigation will 'be made Into it and. the
detectives arc already -at 'work jon 'the
case. They, have no clues other "than the
story told by the. McDonaldloy.
4In my opInipQ..theejtartedfrom.
aerecuye yyyingaid Superintendent
11 CfllNE SEES
' SOIL!! Nil
Great Novelist's Solution of
-.".the. American Problem
GREAT; FINANCIER TO .COME
Collective v- Ownership . of Means of
. Production, His .Remedy- for
" Growth' of" Class' Distinc
tions Due to'RIchcsi "
XLVLL CAINE ON WEALTIL
On his arrival in America.' Hall Calne
waa Interviewed by Frederick Boyd
Stevenson of the Brooklyn Eagle and
expressed some radical opinions on the
Increase of wealth in the United
States. and declared .thaf it tended to
Socialism, In which he expressed his
belief. Some of the striking remarks
made In this interview follow:
Land Is the natural source of wealth,
but It Is a source of wealth that be
longs to the" whole people.
The one end Is being attained the
creation of classes In America.
There has sprung- up a new clars
that looks down upon those not pos
sessing wealth and that Judges man
and his worth by the money standard
With the second feneration we see
the vulgar display of wealth.
Air this can lead to but one thing
the realization of the wildest -dreams
of Socialism, governmental control of
all the great wealth revenues.
America is to be the theater ef this
greatest of world-dramas.
Unless your vast wealth Is placed
undtr governmental control there may
come a crisis as terrible as that of the
Some great man some great finan
cier must arise among you. This
strong man must draw around him
other strong men. They must rescue
the country from threatening disaster.
I don't see why collective effort
should destroy all Individual effort
The proper use of wealth results In
the greatest blessing to a nation.
Wealth means human Intercourse
poverty means Isolation.
When ypur jrreat finance minister
comes his first and last watchword
win be "I'uhllclty "
BROOKLYN. N. T.. Oct .13. HallCaino
leaned" back in tho big easy chair In his
apartments- In the Gregorian Hotel. He
relighted his half-consumed cigar that
had burned with a rough' edge up one sla"e.
He crossed his legs, studied the celling
for a moment, and said, carefully and de
liberately, like a man blocking out a seri
"As I understand your money question
in America, It Is like this: President
Roosevelt says that tho wealth of Indi
viduals goes to make up the wealth of
the Nation; that the man who honestly
makes for his own prosperity thereby
makes for the prosperity of all. On the
other hand, those who are dissatisfied
with, the present condition of things say
the tendency of present systems of trade
is to make the rich richer and the poor
poorer. Now, let us see what are the
facts. America has become an enormous
wealth center. Just now you are Investi
gating your insurance companies, which
have accumulated great sums of money
collected from numerous patrons. So
great has been this accumulation of
wealth that difficulty has been experi
enced In Investing It to advantage. The
result has been that tho banker, who was
a director of the Insurance company, has
oeen caned in. As an official of the In
surance company he has said to himself
as 'an official of the bank: 'Will you bor
row money from me 7" And. as an official
of the bank he has answered to hlmsolf.
TKK XJSOCJM BCXLBiXG AT LX
as an official of the Insurance company.
'I will.' And at,thesame time, .as an
official of the. bank, he has seen that the
best termg .were secured ' for the bank.
The questions that naturally arise are:
"First Do the dual positions of the offi
cials conflict? " -
"Secorid-i-Ought not 'the-profits -of the
deals they. make go, to jthe JatrpjiswhoseJ
money Is used,. Instead of to the men wno
.handle that money?
People Create Value of Land.
-"That- is one side of the question.
Then .there are the-trusts those great
combinations of wealthy Individuals who
control" millions -and control prices and
control men. There are many commodities
and many articles of commerce. I believe,
that-these trusts actually ;control and fix
Hhe price upon.Two things Hhat'I have
directly in mind "now are oil and steel. I
know more about-land,- for that -Is tho
source of great wealth In my own coun
try; and .that,-1 - understand, too. is-becoming
a source of great wealth in this
country. Very well, then, we will speak
"Land," continued Mr. Calne, and ho
arose and stood for a. moment as he
spoke, "land is the natural source of
wealth, but it is a source of wealth that
belongs to tho whole people. Take some
of your heavy property-holders In New
York I shall mention na namos who
have acquired th'e bulk of their wealth
through their holdings in real estate, as
an example. Granted that it was the
wisdom and foresight of their ancestors
that secured and held on to this land,
which has Increased In value a hundred
perhaps a thousand fold, the wealth
that It has brought is not wholly their
wealth. It Is partly perhaps mainly
the wealth of the peopleof tho commu
nity, and the power of the people that
has made the Increase In value .of this
Clnss Distinction Grows Up.
"But whatever the manner in which
wealth Is obtained It matters not the
one end is being attained."
"And what Is lhat end?" I asked.
"The creation of classes in America,"
was the answer. "Wealth enormous
wealth does that. The enormously
wealthy class begin "to believe that they
arc a favored class. They believe (like the
Imperial line of Kings) that a sort of blue
blood flows through their veins. Thus
there has sprung up in your country a
new class, that looks down upon tluse not
possessing wealth, and that Judges man
and his worth by the money standard
only. No man ever'crcated great wealth
by his own Individual efforts. That is a
cardinal doctrine of universal application.
I think. The first generation of great
wealth possessors usually realize it; and,
after having amassed their millions, thev
sometimes desire to recognize the principle
in their use of wealth. The result Is that
great gifts arc made to universities, to
charitable institutions, for the establish
ment of JlDrarles. Thty. you might say,
was wealth conscience, or Derhans it
might be called 'wealth remorse But the
first possossora of VjIs wea'th urc ofion
men of great Intelligence., men af- hroad
vjcw7f, who Save a wide, grasppf life, and.
inougn sometimes semen, they know they
do not -practice its responsibilities; They
live "modestly, usually, .and are quiet and
unassuming, it is with the second gener
ation that tho Irresponsibility of wealth
Is too often accentuated. There we see
the vulgar display of wealth-a vulgarity
that Is continually flaunted In our eves.
and.a vulgarity that creates class preju
dice and Inflames 1L Wealth has In other
ways a .corrupting Influence on its owners,
and thus the saying of Christ that 'it Is
easier for a camel to pass through the
eye of a needle than for a rich man to
enter the kingdom of heaven.' is made
clear to us. It is not that a. rich man
cannot be a good man, but that It is much
harder for him than for a poor man to be
good. . As I have briefly outlined it here,
it seems to me that this Is about the con
dition In America today. To me It appears-
that all this can load to but one
All JLcnds to Socialism.'
"What is that?" I asked.
He had paused for a moment, but he an
swered the query quickly:
"The realisation of the wildest dreams
of the Socialists."
"And that Is"
"Governmental control of all the great
wealth revenues." he said, quietly.- -
"And do you believe that?"
"I do, most assuredly." he answered.
"It may not come In our' time, but these
(Concluded on Page Five.)
WIS AND CLARK- EXPOSITION, DK5TKOYXD KY FIRE LAST EVENING.
Greatest .of . English Actors
- Goes From Stage to
FAMOUS -IN 'TWO WORLDS
- -. . - -
Leader of - Enpllsh-Spenking Stage
"Without Jlival Since ,Booths
Death His Career ns Ac-
tor and- Manager.
LONDON, Oct 13. The English-speaking
world has suffered an Irreparable loss
by the sudden death tonight of Sir Henry
Irving, who was universally regarded as
the most representative English actor of
Sir Henry died literally in harness. He
was giving a series of farewell perform
ances In .the English provinces, and this
week was playing an engagement at
Bradford, appearing In" several favorite
rojes. Thursday he presented "King
Rene's Daughter" and "The Bells." and
seemed to be In excellent health, taking
the. exhausting part of Matthias" in the
latter play with all the Vigor of youth.
Tonight before an enthusiastic nudience
he portrayed one of his most character
istically Intellectual parts, the title role
In his own stage adaptation of Lord Ten
nyson's "Docket." .with marked success.
Dies "Without a. Word.
Aftor the performance Sir Henry re
turned to the hotel, reaching his rooms
at 11 o'clock, when it was observed that
he was in great pain. Physicians were
Immediately summoned, but before they
could arrive Sir Henry was seized with
an attack of sypcope and expired within
a few minutes, without having uttered a
word. In the presence of Bram Stoker,
who had been his Immediate manager for
many years, and a few other Intimate
friends. The event caused the greatest
pain and consternation among the mem
bers of the company.
The Associated Press tonight received
the following telegram from Mr. 'Stoker:
"Very terrible news. Sir Henry Irving
had ah attack of syncope after returning
from the theater to the hotel tonight and
died suddenly." -t
To the last moWnt qf his 'life, Sir
Henry Irving' heart was In the work to
which he.Haa 'devoted h'ls farcer the
raising of the standard, of his arL On
Wednesday he was entertained at lunch
eon In the Bradford Town Hall, at which
the Mayor presonted him an address'from
His Last Public Speech.
In replying to the address Sir "Henry
spoke of himself as one the sands of
whose life were fast running out. but no
one' of those present had tho slightest
Idea that the end would come so soon.
He proceeded In his reply to cloquently
advocate the establishment of theaters by
munlcipalltlps. "because," he said, - "I be
lieve that by this means the standard of
the true drama, as distinguished from
miscellaneous entertainments, would be
"Money Is spent like water for all kinds
of philanthropic and educational objects,"
he continued, "but who among you ever
dreams of endowing the theater? I am
sure the time will come when you will
regard the theater as necessary to a
liberal education and be prepared to con
sider any reasonable suggestions for the
extension of Its legitimate influence. It
may be that In years to come our coun
trymen will scarcely understand how in
our times so. potent an Instrument of
good or III as the stage was left entirely
outside the sphere of public administra
tion." Sir Henry's last appearance In Ixndon
was made last Summer following his
serious Illness, when the enthusiasm at
the,, nightly recalls accorded him In the
historic Drury Lane Theater will long
be remembered. Since then he has been
engaged In touring the provinces, and
contemplated another visit to the United
CAREER OF SIR HENRY IRVING
Life Devoted to Profession in Which
He Was Greatest.
A man who, by his personality, his
mannerisms, hia,characterand his high
Ideals, could express in words and
actions the thoughts and feeling of the
greatest dramatists i3 one whom the
public in general, and the few in par
ticular, will admire. Such a man was
Sir Henry Irving.
John Henry Brodrlb. who assumed
the name of Irving, waa born near
Glastonbury, ln Somersetshire In the
southwest of England February 6.
1S38. He was educated in London with
the idea of entering on a mercantile
career but his instincts were thorough
ly histrionic and such a life was re
pugnant to him.
Irving's first appearance on the
stage was in the Lyceum Theater, at
Sunderland, which opened September
29. 185$ when he played the role of
Orleans In Lytton's play of -Richelieu."
He continued his work there,
playing in minor parts for the rest of
the season. It Is by the minor parts
which Irving was forced to play
throughout England that he received
the groundwork which made him fam
ous as the leading English actor. What
may be termed his apprenticeship was
in minor parts in a long list of stock
plays. Interspersed ocoasIonnlly"wlth
something of a higher order, principal
ly minor roles in Shakespoare's
It was not until October 6, 1SG6. that
Irving took his place as a Xondon
actor, playing "Dorlcourt" in -A
Belle's Strategem." The London crit
ics at this time dubbed him Irving,
"the new actor whose forcible manner
and easy gestures attract groat at
tention." It was in "The Bells," how
ever, that Henry Irving achieved his
first and original success, in this he
may be said to have created a part ln
a wider and higher sense than is com
monly understood by the word.
From this time on his success as a
leading actor was assured, and, al
though a few of the critics spoke light
ly of his efforts, the majority recog
nized his ability. Following his suc
cess in "The Bells." he took the leud
Ing role In the "Two Roses," "Charles
I." and then made himself doubly fa
mous in "Richelieu."
A sketch of Irving would be Incom
plete without reference 'to Miss Ellen
Terry associated with the actor In
producing "Hamlet." "Macbeth" and
(Concluded on Page T.)
.CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum 'temperature. SI
dep.; minimum. -10. Precipitation, trace.
T.'SOccas,0naI J'1" rain. winds
shifting to southerly.
France will send ultimatum to Venezuela and
may blockade coast. Page S.
Sir Henry Irvinjr dtea suddenly. Page 1. .
Germany learning truth about Anglo-French
war morement. Page 3.
SwcdUh Riksdag approves Karlstad treaty
Portland leads In Increase of postal busi
ness. Page 4.
New Indictment against cotton frauds In
volves more men. Page 3.
Great debates on canal Impend In Congress.
New York Republicans refuse to nominate
Jerome. Page 4.
How machine contractors swindled Phila
delphia. Page 4.
Hall CaJne's remedy for growth of class dis
tinctions In America. Page I.
Captain Taggart Is given divorce, but Is
" cursed by his son. Page 4.
St. Louis paper's opinion of Portland Fair.
Bankers elect officers and adjourn. Page 7.
Knapp says graft in railroads may be as bad
as in Insurance. Page 5.
Great wave Injures many passengers on
ocean steamer Paget 4.
Six miners perish in burning coal mine.
Pacific Coast scores: Portland 2. Oakland 1:
an f rancisco -i, Seattle 0; L.o Angeles 3,
Tacoma U. Page 10.
?few York wins another championship game.
Assailant of Australian at Berkeley, Cat.
luenunea as anoiner 'Colorado murder
mystery- Page 0.
North Coai-t Railway seized strategic point
ik me upper .-s acnes vauey. fage u.
Liquor sold openly In university town of
Forest Grove. Page C.
Colored preacher at Spokane fined for barring
old woman from church meeting. Page, 0.
Clothing or woman found In mountain re
cesses of Idaho. PagJ 67 "
Waahlngton Baptists declare against coereion
either by capital or labor. Page C.
Lawyer Collins prepares to go back t San
- Francisco. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
"Wheat buying an European account. Page 17
Hop selling lively around Aurora. Pago 17.
Congestion of freight traffic Indicates pros
perous business conditions. Page 17.
Chicago wheat market lacks support. Page 17
San Francisco .grain- weak In sympathy.
Stock trading dull at New Tork. Page-17.
Investigation of Manzanlta wreck results in
favor of Government. Page 13.
Steamer Iniaum crosses, bar safely. Page J3,
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions. 24.7S3. Page 1.
Total admissions, 2.4S7.423. Page 1.
Missouri state building with Its valuable art
works destroyed by fire at the Fair.
President Goode gives out statement as to
success of the Fair. Page 1.
How the palaces .will be demolished at the
Exposition. Page 11.
Portland. aad Vicinity.
Hoboes capture freight train and ride free,
threatening trainmen with death. Page 10.
Captain McMIUen write, deploring the fact
that he married against the advice of
friends and says' ho la In a. pitiable con
dition. Page IS.
Spectacular Are ln the Hotel Berg. Page 11.
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald saya Attor
ney Logan is bluffing about calling noted
poker players as witnesses. Page 12.
Lytle begtna final survay todays on Tllla-
mook -NVhnTem rnnd. TnV II"
Rabbi WlaeTi discourse on the narrowness of
church federation which would exclude
Unitarians. Fsgo 11
Ferraris Is found not guilty of murder
New corporation capitalized for $7,000,000 to
handle Portland Consolidated, flies Its
papers. Page 7.
Echoes of the Portland Republican peace
Jubilee. Page 12.
Land-fraud cases will be argued today and
will go to jury tonight. Psge 12,
GOODE GIVES OUT
Details the Success of
SURE OF THIRTY PER GENT
One Hundred and Twenty
WHAT ADMISSIONS SHOW
Those Who Paid Number Sixty-Seven
and u Hnlf Per Cent Those
AVlth Passes Thirty-Two
nnd n Hnlf .Per Cent.
TOTAL ADMISSIONS. 2,47,423.
Portland's Fair Is assured of an at
tendance well exceeding the mark set.
2.300,000. The total attendanee yes
terday reached 2.4S7.423. which leaves
but 12,577 to make up the original
Figures announced last night by Presi
dent H. "W. Goode. of tlie Lewis and
Clark Exposition, made plain for the first
time the exact extent of the tremendous
success experienced by the Portland
World's Fair, which terminates today.
In brief, the number of admissions up
to 6 o'clock last night reached a total of
2.4S3.265. Of this number. 1.512.745 were
paid admissions and 940.C0O represented by
paasea. According to President Goode's
statement, not less than 120.000 will be
repaid to stockholders after every dollar
of the final expanses have been paid. The
percentage of paid admissions is approxi
mately 62&. as against 37 per cent free.
This percentage is very similar to that
of nearly all great expositions of the past,
being considerably smaller than several.
The dividend1 to be received by the stock
holders will represent not less than 30
per cent on their subscriptions.
Compliments Entire Const.
In making public these figures. Presi
dent Goode took occasion to compliment
the people of Portland, of Oregon and of
the entire Coast for the hearty manner
In which they have supported tho Exposi
tion. The attitude of a public-spirited
populace has been the largo factor ln
bringing the Exposition to a successful
termination, he said. The people of Port
land In particular, and of the Coast In
general, have just cause to look upon
the achievement with a feeling of deep
pride. Had President Goode's statement
been made six months ago as a prediction
of what was to be, it is doubtful If It
would have met with credence even from
tho most optimistic.
Enterprise Great Success.
"With the closing day of the Exposition
at hand, I feel it Is timely to state to
what extent the enterprise has been suc
cessful." said President Goode. "At 6
o'clock on this (Friday) evening. I find
that there has been a total of 2.4S3.263 ad
missions. Of this number, 1,542,745 are
paid, and 340.000 free. I estimate the
total admissions tomorrow night when
the Exposition closes at about 2,540,000.
"There can be no doubt but that the re
turns would have been even greater had
weather conditions been more favorable
during the past three weeks. However,
the support pf the Exposition by the people
of Portland and of the Coast has been
commendable at all times."
Will Close Up Affairs.
President Goode further stated that the
affairs of the Exposition will be termi
nated speedily. "Ve expect to close up
all matters before 'the end of the year,
and expect by that time the corporation
will be dissolved and dividends paid; this;
of course, barring unforeseen circum
stances. In closing. I wish to say again
The admissions to the Fair yester
day were reported to be 24.7S0.
that the people of this community and of
the Coast are to be congratulated for the
magnanimous manner in which they have
arisen to the occasion and supported the
"While President Goode declined to In
dulge ln comparisons, the Lewis and Clark
Exposition is known to stand out pre
eminently as a great financial success
among world's fairs, Omaha alone ex
cepted. Of the 12 great expositions record
ed in the world. Portland's Exposition has.
come to stand fourth In the matter of at
tendance. And this notwithstanding It Is
located In the least populous country,
with vastly fewer people to draw from.
It Is also known that a dividend as an
aftermath of the Fair was not counted
upon. by. a. majority, pf. those who sub
scribed to stock. The funds were sub
scribed. It Is said, without expectation of
direct financial returns.
Percentage of Free Admissions.
The percentage of free admissions Is
considerably lower than In the case of
several expositions, and not above the
others. The free list Is viewed as Indis
pensable, being necessary on account of
the large numbers of exhibitors, conces
sionaires, guards and other employes.
Monday,' worE will be got under way on
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