THE DIOBXIKG- OREGOTAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1905. ZES AWARDED TO OREGON FRUIT State Captures 997 Medals and Diplomas in Hor ticulture Contest. for the payment of such claims against the I discussion" the alleged defects of. the city. 1 find that even you, yourwir. wane ij. Martin Compa,nys bid. The Oresoitfan mch'Jn'a Sfig- Sr! did mention them, as everyone know, ho and the selfsame member of the board for has read The Oresonlan articles and as exactly the sane kind of pipe for tne cu h ept yy no use In Its water system. I find, too, that I r when a contract exactly the came in every i uoudi teauiy. particular was entered Into -with the Oreeon Iron & Steel company on September lb, iw. wee bit over a year ago, that you roaae argument In an critorial In The Oregoaiao Indorsing It as the right thing, and tne only thing to do. Thus there was legal opinion of high authority emanating from a man who had been an Attorney-General of the United States, and a member of Presi dent Grant's Cabinet, for that oonrtructlon 01 tnis clause of the charter, unere the apparent consent and participation of the able Cltv Attorney, and likewise the consent and partiqipatlon of the expert City Auditor. Mr. Thomas C. Devlin, all tuny BEN BLAIR EXHIBITS IN . FIRST RANK Wasco County Has Most Gold and. Silver Medals, "While. .Tackson Has the Gre;Jtet Xum Jhcr of Awards. Complete returns of prizes awarded No Oregon and Oregon exhibitors In the Hor ticultural division at the Lewis and Clark Imposition were announced yesterday by Director of Exhibits Honry E. Dosch. The list was compiled from findings pre sented by group Jurors two weeks ago. Oregon took a total of 997 awards, of which 101 are gold. 158 silver. 348 brohze and 392 diplomas of honorable mention. PARENTS WEEP ON KNEES Appeal to Officers of Law to Prevent Arrest of Children. j Mothers and fathers of 13 little chil dren, all under the age of 15 years, made piteous appeals and wept on their knees before the officers of the law vncinrv mnminc to nrevent their trf "wa? vou3 children being; arrested and taken be fore the Juvenile Court. Last week a Junk shop at 355 Water street, owned by TL Schnltzer. was broken Into by children In that neigh borhood, the boards were torn from the rear of the shop and a large number of bottles and a large quantity of brass was stolen. Three days ago Detective Hellyer located one of the little fel lows and on being threatened with ar rest he broke down and gave the names of all the boys and girls Implicated In the robbery. Yesterday subpenas were served on the parents tf the children compelling them to appear before Judge Frazer Saturday morning. When the papers were served on the parents of the chil dren many of them broke down and orled when notified that their children were undor arrest- They i begged the officers to give the children another chance, saying that they would see that the stolen articles were returned or would make good the loss. As the arrests had been made, the boys and girls will have to appear before the Judge. Tho names of the children arrested aro: Gerald Huff. Rudolph Berg-, Frank and Blance Good. Phillip Cramer. William and John Gocrz, Luther Erlckson, Conditio Far relll, Mike Parltelo, Peter Santalll and Harry Davis. at the city charter. Lastly, there was you. until recently, for many years back as most of us- can remember, the sole arbiter oi pua lle opinion In this state, openly Indorsing such construction of the charter, and ay- InK that it was good. This was the exact state of affairs aB I found them when as Mayor I Investigated the matter for guid ance in my conduct. Not quite fatlsfled, however. In my own mind, that It was the right thing to do, yet not wishing to do any aot of Injustice to anyone. I sought an opinion from an attorney of high irtandlng In this community, and his opinion cols cloed with that of the gentlemen referred to by me. as well as that given by you. and not wishing, as 1 have said, to be un just. I did not protect the bid at the time It was submitted. The bid then having b-en accepted, right quickly I And that with "Williams out" and myself a Mayor "In." the at-poct of the situation and Die opinions -at yourself and the gentlemen named by me above (with the exception of Judge Williams, who to now 111, and hawt t been heard 'from) have changed, and the proper Interpretation of the clause Is quite to tho contrary, and In this, their last Interpre tation I am quite willing to say tnat J Be lieve that they are light. At any rate. It looks to me like the only right way for the city to do its business, whether the charter specifically says w or not. The cltyi offi cer should not be allowed to da business with the city in -any suite whatsoever. So lar as I am concerned. It quite suits me, that the city's affairs should be kept -T..r- r,.-.at rtrnrnn'c ctnnililur is as COlfl niroA with other competing states Is not above reproach. Then la much of the peo- I Hobart, Gertrude pa.-! W1 " . . U . . " t. 1 nln-n rnnnoi- .rnlll .-lt- tAr. I T.mln Pernor known densely at tms u. - " ,s much for a T actuVg as Mayor to learn known that neighboring states have pnea of Uje ..lng , of OMt up many awards out at xxs uuiv iu a u- m0Rey l9 expended; and for a time It Is licved Oregon leads all competitors in going to devolve upon mo to keep the affairs VorHfMiitiirni exhibits. Durinir this week of the city clean, and come out of this office V.. valine nhtninml bv other states will above fwsplclon. If I can. and I am solne bp announced In making the announce- to do the best that I can. and all that I De announcea. in "V"b . can to arrive' at that end. and any klndlr "l?.1 ims 1 .n il in advlPe whlch ay friendly citizen, or other laDitsnuig a uuw VT ,r person, can give me which will tend to ac- have the medals ana diplomas aibumuau i com pi lab such a result, or any hostile crltl- within two -weeks. The time usuany re- cism which will act as a warning to steor quired for' this work is several months, me clear of shoals, or point to tho safe and nil awards at the St. Louis Exposl- harbor of decent government for this elty'e -i o nf ovn vet distributed. ? mK administration Is going to ...... i uv cneenuiiy welcomed by me. If at any Great Fruit ExhlUltS. urne i occupy a positron that is untenable I PIAINSMAN A story of South Dakota ranch life by a. new writer, with some tremendously strong situations and a. splendid Western atmos phere. The hero is a veritable young Lochinvar, and his success (n both life and love, in spite of an apparently hopeless handicap, makes a stirring and vital story. AT ALL BOOKSTORES TO-DAY A.C. McClurg & Co., Publishers COMPULSORY LAW USELESS Superintendent Ackcrnian Proposes Changes Be Made by Assembly. "The compulsory education law is valueless because It does not make any T?1 ohecrfu"' change It to the tenable one Particular countv or state officer re in lis exhibits of fruits Oregon covered itcan , be pointed out to me. lulte well f?2 1 2 ST I itself with glory. The btate goi gum imwn. not allow n,Jfelf "Cr;: f mw n cMs for cold storage apples, crop of e governed by any of the precedents uhlch Bes to the trouble of seeing whether 0: peaches. cherries, strawocrneb. grapes, peach-plums, watermelons and cantaloupes. Silver medals were awarded onnioc nf last, vear's crop, pears. .,;t,- atirtrot. and vocetablcs. A bronze 'medal was awarded for cranbor rles. have been set or followed In th mimintrir.. tton of this city's affairs by the former ad ministration, and that T am t "Su,- w hand," with no mercy to be rihown unto me. or l" "ic ii i mane anv mfstavo uhitnr That hedged about with ivn- 'r reliable Information closed in , -h help denied. I must feel my wav. and ift . . tho .rrat load F ot material, "mountain high." to of diplomas were secured through the ex- w,0n iu But "Wtthe e. I amgoVnl v;v.ito msiHo liv orocon counties. niroo io maKe an effort fw ...t... counties have made a remarkable showing inure to the benefit of this city! and by the tricts In Oregon do not attend school,' In an inmnte varjety ot dMpnl , ""V'k.t"'; nP e sad Mr. Ackerman. children In rural districts arc attend ing schodl or growing up In Idleness and vice." This statement was made by J. H. Ackerman, County Superintendent of Schools, who says he Is preparing an amendment to the present law which ho will endeavor to have passed at the next session of the Legislature. Thousands of children In rural dis and fled through the door where he on- tered. Mrs. Moloney screamed, after the flight of the burglar, and awakened some of the neighbors, who thought some one was trying to harm her. investigation showed, however, that she was alive and well and perfectly able to take care of herself. -No trace of the burglar has been found, and no detectives are work ing on the case. Mnrlns Ere Remedv Cures Erea: Makes Weak Eyes Strcnr. Soothes JSy Pain: Doesnt Smart. v,q cthllshAR Orecon as a state of Tcmarkable adaptability for the growing of fruit. Showing of the Counties. Jackson County has the greatest numr i,Sr nt nwords. It secured a total of 112, of which IS are gold medals. 19 silver 41 ani 24 dinlomas' of honorable m.nnn Wnsi-n has SO awards. 20 of -rycxii ieoHe or this town. I am coinr to muse a wieceos of If If T For the heln. thn r i.,-. . fir r.it.An i .i.. vfiiicisms so far given Jn this matter. I thank you. for wave neinea to nnnn i,n A. tod. I hoprnnal,;. TnT best of all settled rIRht. Though you havi "blown '7" "u pn com- on the same subject at different times, as best uit.i i. you have blown right, and whatever your! tT' you Enau nave d"e credit tor it. I have not had, nor do I expect fair "Tho rural school population is In creasing rapidly throughout the state. Oregon Is receiving Immigrants from all parts of the country, and her pop illation Is growing in a rapid and sub stantial manner. "1 would not mind the absence of rural children from schools so much It they were working and were physical ly able to do the work, but In a major- them cold 22 silver. 21 bronze ana it treatment t V,,; vZ , , peci xair iy udjc to qo ihu wnrx, out in a major !EL?. ,t hone-rob mention. Pao K!1 T J".1 know ywr jty of cases they are doing nothing. has the greatest number of gold and sll- i the prlnt8 tJ)em Hy and after a few years of freedom from ver medals. ITmatllla County. In third them day by day. - toll It will be Impossible to educate i lmo 77 nunrds 16 bclnc gold medals. 11 silver. 26 bronze and 24 diplomas of honorable mention. The standing of the other participating counties Is as follows: coItm- cmintv. 1 cold. 1 stiver. 7 bronze, Vi VinniMf mention. Ronton County. 2 gold. 11 fillver. 6 bronze. 14 diplomas of honorable mention. Clackamae. 4 gold. 7 .Mlvor. 23 bronze. SO -kio " 3 silver. 22 bronze. IS honorable mention. Pmnlr 1 AllVfir- Douclas 4 gold, 5 rtlver. 10 bronze. 17 hon- irV.lA mpntlnn. t w,.., -is rnU in silver. 41 "'bronze, S4 honorable mention. irlnmnth. 1 ETOld. ij,.. 7 Kllver. 19 "bronze, 14 honorable men 4 Inn t " silver. 11 bronze. 10 honorable Linn. 8 gold, 10 sliver. SO brenzo, 34 honor able mention. Marlon. 8 gold, 12 silver. 25 bronze. 30 hon mah1 mention. r.thtr 1 irold. 1 silver. 0 bronze. 24 hon- rirnhln mention. Morrow. 1 gold, 'l silver. 4 bronze. 4 honor able mention. Multnomah. 2 gold, 5 tellvcr. 4. bronze. 1 hon mM mention. .' Pniv r cold. 5 sliver. 17 bronze. 87 honor- Sherman, 1 gold. 3 bronze, fihonorable men' Tillamook. 1 gold. 2 sliver. 2 bronze. T-ninn a cold. 3 ellver. 9 bronze 4 honor- ii M p. mention. Umatilla. 16 gold. 11 rtlver, 20 bronze. 24 honorable mention, w-fliiowa. 4 silver. ID bronze. 8 honorable mention. tYaaco. 20 gold. 22 silver, 31 bronze, 17 hon orable mention. Washington. 4 gold. 5 silver, 17 bronze. 27 honorable mention. Yamhill. f gold. 11 eilver. 18 bronze, 1G hon crablo mention FROM MAYOR LANE. In His Peculiar Fashion Ho Presents His Statement. PORTLAND. Or., Oct. 25. (To the Editor.) in ointinn to the. matter ot acceptance within the past few days of bids for water pipe hy the "Water Board of this city, and your crlti ism of their action thereon, if you will iifrmtt me. I would like to say that I find mui-h difference of opinion as to the inter I retatlon of section 135. page 54, of the City Charter which governs the matter, which reads as follows: Section 135. No Councilman or other offt ,-rr nr nnnlavn nf the cltv pliall be Or be- c ime dlroctly or indirectly interested In or In the performance of any contract for the suppl of labor or material to the city, or In the rale of any article, tho price or consideration cf which Is payable from the City Treasury, or in the iwirchape or lease of any real estate or any other property belonging or to be tnkpn hv the cltv. or which shall be Hold for taxes or assessments or by virtue of irrai nrocpAses at the suit of the city. And In case any officer or employe of the city hnll be interested 'personally as a promoter r stockholder or whareholdor In any firm or corporation in any grant or privilege or iran chtse sought by himself or his associates or tirm nr corporation from the City of Portland,' or any public utility which is sought to be acquired or duplicated by the city or which is offered for rale or leaso by the fitv such officer or employe Bhall bo In capacitated to take any part in the jiegotla tinnx or nroceedlngs connected with the giv ing or granting of such grant, privilege or franchise, but au soicn necouaiions ana pro-f-prdinrs and acts as would otherwise be con- durted bv such officer- or employe fhall bs -nndnr.td and done on behalf of the City of Portland by such officer and employe aa would have dono and conducted the came in the absence of sucn interesiea omcer an employe. The custom of tho "Water Board and the former city administration had been to con sider that the wording of the second section cf this clause allowed such contracts to be TtartlciDated in by a member of the board. the at the same time being a stockholder In the company which submitted tho bid), in the event that he did not take part in the proceedings, and such bids were all along received and all along accepted and con- tracto for much city work has been done under this ruling. In. looking tho matter up I find that the late Mayor, Judge George H. Williams, an eminent attorney, investi gated the subject and decided it to be the right thing to do and was governed by and acted upon such construction of the clause. letting large contracts for pipe under it. I find also that the City Attorney filed no protest against that interpretation of the clause or In any wise pointed out. that It was unlawful. I find that Thomas C. Devlin, at that time, as now, the Auditor of tho city. and an expert In such matters, found It the right and proper construction of this clause. and to show his ontlro confidence In this In trepretatlon of iOdrew and signed warrants .va vvjaence Ot VOUr fnJrnau T nail . .. " " lno lacl lnat in your printed wuoiauon irom the charter you gave a ren dition of only the first half of the clause, ana for reasons of your own. quite charac- tucuc, omiiiea any mention of the last half of the tame, which was the exact portion upon the Interpretation of iams and the Water Board had founded their luiiHK iai year, ana at the same time no doubt, was the one upon which von hacod your argument when you endorsed their ac tion: In so dolne: thl is Js another. In an editorial by jou a while imun, .uwoin you censured rae for allowing w ? m' name,J. Doc Robertson" and VUlllam Matlock." to escape prosecu tion, and laid the blame entirely upon me. when aa a matter of fact the police who muuc me arresis were, not allowed to have mc warrants necessary to make the arrests, the City Attorney positively refusing to Issue them. You knew this, for I went to The Oregonian in person and asked for a statement to that effect from you. The City Attorney. Mr. McJfary, also stated to The Oregonian that such were the facts.' "With utter indifference you allowed tho stigma of negieci oi auty, so lar as you were con cerned, to rest unjustly upon my shoulders, and do yet. In my opinion you are now do ing the same thing in respect to this water pipe and tho specifications for the same. You know that the board must necessarily bo largely governed In its selection by the ludc- mcnt of Its engineer. He Is supposedly an expert in that line, they are not; so far as I am concerned, however, as a member of the board. I will say that if you or anyone else can show that sheet-steel is best and cheap est for the city, then sheet-steel It will be, though I will have to be governed much by the Judgment ot the engineer In charge of the work. In relation to the statement made by you that the specifications for steel sheet pipe wore marie onerous In certain re quirements regarding "double tosts," "In side caulking" and "burnishing," I havo to say that the specifications were obtained In the East and are what is known as "Stand ard Specifications" and are such as are re quired on all work now being done In East ern cities, and In nowise are pecullnr or ex ceptional, as you well know. Also you know that the bid of the Martin Pipe Company, while it purported to be $1800 lower than any other for castlron pipe, was an Irregular bid, for the reason that It omitted all of the castings for one thing and put in an excep tional clause for .anothor whloh compelled the city to make a final acceptance of every Inch of the pipe at Birmingham. Ala., which Is a Jong way from here, and Is directly In conflict with tho specifications of the city. which required Its acceptance here, lou have not at any time made mention of any of these matters in your dUcusolon of thi affair, and that you havo not shows plainly that you are not fair, and do not Intend nor care to uc iar. To close I will say that the contract for castlron pipe would not have been signed by me tand to this eaect i gave uue uoum i those concerned), and the result would have been exactly what It Is now. wnetner you had protested the act, as you ao now. or ondnrswl It. as you did year ago. when Williams carried a similar contract to com pletion, or as ypu did tnat oiner time wnm vou carried out one like It yourself." Bc sjocttully. a HAKIIYLAJCE. The Oregonian quotes uuiuciuuu the charter to show that Mr. Ladd was disqualified to act as a member of tho Water Board, and tnat tnc waier-jnpc contract was Invalid. It mlcht Havo quoted many other sections of the charter bearing more or less immeaiaiciy on uus matter, but It did not deem it needful to a clear and fair understanding by the public; not was It needful. The Mayor would, moreover, be in bofcter position to Impeach The Orogonian -for unfairness If he manifested a more -candid and im partial purpose himself to give 'all the facts, Ho quotes section 135 of the city -charter, which 'he accuses The Oregonian of garbling, and omits the followlngi which Js tho orux of the wholo discussion, and caused the wator-plpe contract to be Invalidated: - "If any officer or parson In this section designated shall violate the provisions of this section he shall forfeit his office, and all such contracts, grants, privileges and franchises In the hands of others than a purchaser without notice for valuo shall be void." The Mayor will probably say that ho quoted all of the section that was neces sary to his argument. "We reckon jhe did. The Oregonian challenges the accuracy of the Mayor's statement that the speci fications were "not peculiar or exce tlonal." It thinks they wtre. The unsuc cessful bldJerrc complain of this very thing. Finally, the Mayor -asserts that The- Oregonian has not "mentioned In its them "Tho rural school problem In Oregon Is especially hard because df the unset tied character of a large percentage of the population. "We hope to establish additional county high schools soon. The five counties possessing theso higher Insti tutions have demonstrated the need of them all over Oregon Policeman's Wife Scares Burglar Mrs. Patrick Mnloney Tuts to Flight nUdaiKht Marauder "Who Entered Her Home BURGLAR who entered tho res! dence of Patrick Maloney, at Ful ton, Tuesday night at 11 o'clock. did not know that he was invading the home of a policeman. Ho was, however, and notwithstanding the fact that tho head of the house was walking his beat down town at the time, the intrudecraet with a reception that frightened him so thoroughly that ho undoubtedly will re member it for a long time. He was put to flight by the officer s wife. The burglar entered the 'house through the rear door, using a skeleton koy. 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