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VOL. XXIL XO. 14.
PORTLAND, OREGON, BPiTOAY MOBNIKQ, APRIL 5, 1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
POLICY 01 W
President Opposes Rad
JUSTICE TO CUBA AT LAST
Belief to Philippines Delayed
by Their "Friends."
RELATION OFTRUSTS TO TARIFF
Free Trade In Their Products Would
Kill Their Competitors, Say
Ilooevclt Trent Rerl.lon as
a Business Proposition. .
The President on the Tariff.
More and more In tbe future we musr
occupy a preponderant position In tbe
wilrn and alone toe coasts In the re
gion south of us.
We are winning headship among the
nations of the world.
The present phenomenal prosperity
has been won under a tariff which was
made in accordance with certain prin
ciples, the most Important of which Is
an aromed determination to protect the
Interests of the American producer,
burlness man. wageworker and farmer
It is almost as necessary that our
policy should he stable as that It should
Our aim should be to preserve the,
policy of a protective tans, and yet.
wherever and wheneTer necessary, to
chance the duties as matters of -legislative
No change In tariff duties can hare
any substantial effect in solving; the
so-called frost problem.
MINNHAPOIJS, Mlnru. April 4. The
biggest and most enthusiastic reception
ever tendered, by any man in the Twin
Cities was that tendered to President
Roosevelt today. Frpm the time of his -j
arrival In St, Paul this afternoon until
hla departure from Minneapolis ror the
West at 11 o'clock tonight, he was the
recipient of a continual oration, the
etreeui through which he passed being a
solid xnasa of people.
Armory. Hall, at the University of Min
nesota, where he spoke this evening, was
crowded to Its limited capacity. The
speech, which was on the tariff and reci
procity, brought out much enthueil&em.
the. President treating extensively on the
Cuban situation, declaring that we must
have military control of Southern waters,
and saying that the United States Is the
most prosperous nation ever known. At
the close of the peech many of the
audience pushed forward to shake the
President's hand, but this was dented
Thousands of persons marked the route
of the private electric cars that brought
the distinguished guest and his party from
St. Paul. Perhaps 5.0,(00 people altogether
saw him In the two cities, although his
auditors were limited to the capacity of
the Armory In Minneapolis, the Legis
lative Hall In St. Paul, the space !n
front of the Capitol building, and about
1500 students In the university chapel, be
sides several thousand people In front of
the Nicollet Hotel, to whom he talked
for on minute. Although it was gen
erally understood that admission to all
meetings would be by ticket only, there
was a great clamor for seats and offers
for tickets ran up Into the dollars with
Streets Itrsound With Cheers.
There was genuine enthusiasm every
where by those who saw and heard, the
streets resounding with prolonged cheers
while the President was pawing. The
weather was Ideal. Houses and resi
dences along the line of march were pro
fusely decorated and colored lights were
burned at all down-town street corners.
The drive In St. Paul ended at Selby
avenue and Dale street, where the Joint
recepJon committee of seven from each
city ushered him and his party aboard the
private electric car of Thomas lowry.
president of the street railway companr.
the reception committee taxing another
private car, which was made a trailer.
In start was made over the omo line
of the lntemrban line at 5 o'clock for
Minneapolis. The regular schedule of the
run Is SS minutes, but for the President's
special the track had been cleared 10 min
utes auead, so It was'posslble to make the
trip In about 40 minutes, there being no
stop until the hotel was reached, where a
large crowd had gathered. There was
cheer after cheer for the President as he
passe- Into the hotel through the ladles'
entrance and was shown to his apart
ments. Dinner In at Hurry.
The party was seated at the dinner.
table about 7-SO. Time was limited, and.
the menu was simple, the dinner was
over In about an hour. There were 225
piate. There were present li members
of ue Joint reception committee and 22
specially Invited guests, lneludlnr (lor,
ernor Van Bant and other state o facials
The party left the hotel mt w. tnr th.
drive to the Armory. ho doors of the
Armory opened at 139 o'clock, but for
" UMa nor previously a great crowd
beslegt- the building, clamoring for ad-
Before going to the Armory, the Presi
dent was prevailed upon to address the
luueats oi me unlversltv In tie
The ball was crowded to in. limit .,
Mr. Roosevelt spoke to the students for
tBur -minutes ia a manner after his. two
speeches to college students - In .Chicago.
He was then driven to the "Armory,' where
he was Introduced' by President -Nprthrup,
of the Minnesota University;
My Fellow-CMxens: . ,,
At the r-seclal session JheJeiaate told
In March, the Cuban reciprocity treaty
was ratined. When this treaty goes Into
effect. It will confer subtsUii--economic
benefits alike upon Cuba, because g : -the
widening of her market to the United
States and upon the United elates. be
cause of the equal widening and the 'Pro
gressive centre! it will give to ourTjeoPto
In the Cuban market. This treaty Is
beneficial to both parties and Jus Unes It
self on several grounds. In the first pl"
we offer to Cuba her natural market. l e
can confer upon her a benefit which r.o
other nation can conferrand for the very
reason that we. have, started her as an
Independent republic and that we are lien,
prosperous and powerful. It behooves us
to stretch out a helping hand to our
feebler younger sister. In the next place
It widens the market for our products,
both the products of the farm and certain
of our manufactures; and It Is therefore
In tho Interests of our farmers, manufac
turers, merchants and wageworkers.
Finally, the treaty was not merely war
ranted but demanded, apart from all other
considerations, by the enlightened con
sideration of our foreign policy. More
and more In the future we must occupy
a preponderant position In the waters and
along the coasts In the region south of
us; net a position of control over the
republics of the south, but of control of
the military situation, so -as to avoid any
possible complications In the future..
Under the Piatt amendment Cuba agreed
to give us certain naval stations on her
coast. The Navy Department decided
that we needed but two. and we have
specified where these two are to be.
President Falma has concluded an agree,
ment giving them to us an agreement
which the Cuban legislative body will
doubtless soon ratify. In other words, the
Republic of Cuba has assumed a special
relation to our International political sys
tem, under which she gives us outposts
of defense, and we are morally bound to
extend to her In a degree the benefit of
our own economic system. From every
standpoint of wise and enlightened home
and foreign policy the ratification of the
Cujfan treaty marked a step of eubstan
tisjfprogreEs In the growth of our Nation
toward greatness at home and abroad.
Equally Important was the action on
the tarilf upon products of the Philippines.
We gave them a reduction of 25 per cent,
and would have given them a reduction
of 25 per cent more had It not been for
the opposition. In the hurried closing days
of the last session," of certain gentlemen
who. by the way, nave been representing
themselves both as peculiarly solicitous
for the Interests of the Philippine people
and as special champions of the lowering
of tariff duties. There Is a distinctly hu
morous side to the fact that the reduc
tion of duties which would benefit Cuba
and the Philippines as well as ourselves
was. antagonized chiefly by those who in
theory have been fond of proclaiming
themselves the advanced guardians of the
oppressed nationalities In the Islands af
fected and the ardent advocates of the
reduction of duties generally, but who In
stantly took violent ground against the
practical steps to accomplish, either purpose.
'Moreover, a law was enacted putting
anthracite on the free list and .completely
removing the duties on all other kinds of
coal for one year.
We are now In a condition of prosperity
unparalleled not merely in our own his
tory out in tne history or. any otaer na
tion. This prosperity is deep-rooted and
stands on a firm basis, because It Is due
to the fact that the average American
has In him the stuff out of which victors
are made In the great Industrial contests
of the present day. Just as In the great
milltArr contests of the vast: and be
cause he Is now able to use and develop
bis qualities to best advantage under our
well-established economic system. We are
winning neadsnip among tne nations oi
the world because our neocle are able to
keep their high average of Individual citi
zenship -and to show their mastery In tbe
hard, complex, pushing life of the- age.
There will be fluctuations from time to
time In our prosperity, but It will con
tinue to grow Just so long -as we keep
up this high average of Individual citizen
ship and permit It to work out Its own
saivuuon unoer proper economic legists-
Stable Tariff Demanded.
Tbe present Dhenomenal prosperity has
been won under a tariff which was made
In accordance with certain fixed and defi
nite principles, the most important of
which Is an avowed determination to pro
tect the Interests of the American pro-
aucer, ousiness man. wage-woraer ana
farmer alike. The irenersJ " 'tariff nailer.
I. whl.li l V. f
,u " -.1, ... n tt.iuu. icuu , j uiutra u
detail. I believe this country is. Irrevoca
bly committed, is zunaamentaiir nasea
upon amme recognition or tne amerenee
between the cost of production that Is;
the cost of labor here and abroad, and
of the need to see to It that our laws
shall In no event afford advantage In our
own market to foreign Industries over
American industries, to foreljrn canltal
over American capital, to foreign labor
over our own jaDor. ims -country nas
and this country needs-better-psid, better-educated,
better-fed and better,
clothed worklnrmen, of a higher type,
than are to be found In any foreign coun.
(Concluded on Tfclrd Pare.
PROXIXEXT DELEGATES TO
............... ... i .
Liberal Bequests in H.
W. Corbett's Will.
TOTAL OYER $230,000
Grandsons Are Made the Re
MANY TRUST FUNDS PROVIDED
His "Widow Receives 130,000, a
Monthly Income of f 10O0, and the
Use of the Residence and Conn
try Homes for Life.
Principal Bequests of H. W.
Mrs. H. W. Corbett X15O.O00
ilanry Ladd Oortett J-O-j
Elliott Rugglea Corbett 23.000
IIamUt Forbush Corbett 25.0UJ
Helen Ladd Corbett M.WM
Presbyterian Home Missions.... 23.000
The Home. Portland 50.UOO
Boys- and Olrls Aid Society... 10.000
T. M. C. A 34000
Presbyterian Board of Belief for
VI miners and Widows 55.000
Portland Aciden y 25.000
Portland Art Association 50.000
(Also sround for a building.)
To establish a home for old
Tbe grandchildren. Henry Ladd Cor
bett. Elliott Rustles Corbett and Ham
ilton Forbush Corbett are tbe residuary
The will of Henry W. Corbett. deceased,
was admitted to probate yesterday by
County Judge Lionel R. Webster. It was
filed by Attorney Cyrus A. Dolph, and J.
W. Newklrk and Maxwell Hamilton, who
witnessed the signing of the document,
made the necessary proof to that effect.
The, wlll.ls dated December 17. 1SJ8. and
the executors named are: Edward Falling,
W. E. Robertson, William C. Alvord,
Henry Ladd Corbett. Elliott Ruggleo Cor
bett and Hamilton Forbush Corbett. The;
two latter are. grandchildren and minors,
and therefore are not eligible to serve as
executors, and Edward Falling Is dead.
The others mentioned will act as execu
tors, along with Emma L. Corbett, the
widow, who' Is named as executrix.'
The petition filed. In -connection with the
will does not estimate' the value of tbe
estate, as Is. frequently done, but. merely
recites that the property Is worjh over
JIO.CCO. , Tbe probable value of the estate
Is about J3.HM.000l
The bequests to charity amount to (230,
000, and a' site for the Portland Art Asso
Mr. Corbett. owned tbe Worcerter block.
Hamilton building. Cambridge building.
Multnomah.' block.' stock In various banks,
bonds, railroad stocks and a great deal
of Portland real estate In all parts of the
city. He was credited with being tbe
principal owner of the Portland, Hotel
A. copy of the win In full Is as follows:
Text of the Will.
I, Henry Vf- Corbett,- of Portland. Or
being of sound mind, and disposing mem
ory, do make, publish and declare this,
the following, my last will and testa
ment, hereby revoking any and all former
wills by me at- any time made. And
First I will and direct that all my
Just debu and liabilities shall be fully
paid-by my executors hereinafter named
as soon as convenient after my decease.
-SBSSSB V il vT7A Wta L.sWVUIT ',asssjsv II 1 V.., , 1.U1KL-JM
THE CLACKAMAS COCXTT COT1TSTIOX 'WHICH lXDOiRSED GEORGE C.
. t r . .... ....... s'.V.-s s ..Vs . s . s-. . . .'. sT . s
Second I hereby direct that my ex
ecutors cause the remains of my deceased
wife. Caroline E. Corbett. now Interred
la Wood lawn Cemetery, at Cambridge
Washington County, New Tork. to be
reemoved to Rivenrlew Cemetery, at
Portland. Or and relnterred In my cem
etery lot to the west of and next to my
son Hamilton's grave. And I direct that
all and singular the expense connected
therewith shall be paid out 'of my estate
by my said executors.
Ills Wife's Bequest.
Third I give and bequeath to my wife
Emma L. Corbett. tbe sum of one hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars (1150.000)
to be paid to her by my executors, here
inafter named, as soon as' practicable
after my decease: tbe same to be re
ceived, owned and held by net in her
own right absolutely. And I give, de
vise and, bequeath to my said wife the
further sum of one thousand dollars
11 000) per month for and during her
natural life, to be paid to -her monthly
out of the Income and rents arising
from the real property owned by me at
the . time of my death. The provisions
for my said wife herein made being and
to be in lieu of dower and right of
dower in the real property of which I
shall die seized.
Fourth I give and bequeath to my
nieces, Henrietta -E. Falling, Mary E.
Falling and Emily C Cabel. daughters
of the late Henry Falling, of Portland.
Or., the sum of one thousand dollars
(11000) each, to be expended by them In
some token or remembrance of me. And
to Charles H. Corbett, of Brooklyn, X
T.: to Frank A. Jagger. of Albany, N.
Y and to Edward Falling, of Portland,
Or- I give and bequeath each the sum
of two thousand dollars (12000) In token
of "my esteem and affectionate regard.
Fifth I give and bequeath to my cous
ins, Lucy S. Schuyler and Emallne Wels
ner, each the sum of fifty dollars (CO)
per month, payable monthly during the
terns of their natural lives. And. I here
by direct the payment of said sums for
tbe terms aforesaid by my executors out
of my said estate.
To Hla Grandsons.
Sixth I give and bequeath to Henry
Ladd Corbett. Elliott Ruggles Corbett
and Hamilton Forbush Corbett. children
of my deceased son. Henry, each the
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars (J2X
OOOr. to be paid to them, or the survivor
or survivors of them, as and when they
arrive at the age of 21 years. And I
recommend that they, my said grandchil
dren, shall Invest the same In good and
safe securities, that the Income there
from, with such employment as they shall
engage In. may be sufficient support to
them until they arrive at the age of Z
years. And to Helesi Ladd "Corbett. wid
ow of my deceased son, Henry, I give and
bequeath tbe sum of twenty-Ore ' thou
sand dollars (123,000). which, together
witn tne expenditure of more than twen
ty-five thousand dollars (125,000) for the
house built on the lots given her by
her father, and now her separate prop
erty, makes substantially my gift to her
personally of fifty thousand dollars (CO.
000). Bequests for Charity,
Seventh I give and bequeath to the
Board of Home Missions of the Presby
terian Church in the United States of
America, incorporated Arjril 19. 1871. bv
the act of ths Legislature, of ,tbe Statt
omv torn. id sum oi twenty-nve
thousand aoiiars c:,cw).
- Eighth I gte. and bqceath" to--Tbe
Home, of Portland. Or the sum fq! fifty
thousand dollars (130.000), to be Invested
by said corporation as an endowment
fund, the' Interest and Income therefrom
to be added thereto until the same with
accumulations shall amount to at least
one hundred thousand dollars (1100.000),
and thereafter the Income arising there
from and from the accumulations there
to shall be used and applied as the
same accrues for the support of the in
mates of the Institution; the principal
to remain unimpaired as an endowment
fund of one hundred thousand dollars,
or more, for the-sard Home.
Ninth I give and bequeath to the Boys'
and Girls' Aid Society, of Portland. Or
the sum. of ten thosand dollars (110,000),
to be Invested as an 'endowment funi
the Income only to "be used for the
maintenance of said society and the sup
port of the benefldaries thereof.
Tenth I give and bequeath to the
Young Men's Christian Association, of
Portland. Or- to- become and be a part
of a permanent endowment fund of said
association, the sum of thirty thousand
dollars (130.000) conditioned that tbe same
shall be, paid over to said association
only when forty-five thousand dollars
(115,000) additional shall be secured for
the same purpose, making a permanent
endowment fund of said association- of
(Concluded on Pass 10.)
ALL FOR GEO, C.
WINS OUT IN CONVENTION
Delegates Instructed to Urge
BY ALL "HONORABLE EFFORTS"
Machine of the State Senator Runs
Jmoothly, hnt lie Cannot Barter
Votes In the First District
OREGON CITY. Or.. April 4. (SpecIsL)
George C Brownell this afternoon hon
ored the Republican County Convention of
Clackamas with a brief visit. He com
pletely captivated them with his humble
protestations of Injured Innocence. The
genial warmth of his words caused his
rivals to melt away like snow before a
Chinook wind. When he emerged from
the convention hall he bad tbe "Indorse
ment" of his county for the Republican
nomination for Congress.
Every wheel In the Brownell machine
was well greased. His organization was In
slick order In all Its parts. With a velvet
voice he offered himself to the conven
tion as an aspirant for favor of the gen
tlemen. He wheedled them, he cajoled
them: Could they resist his blandish
ments? How could they, when before
them posed the very paragon of virtue
The machine did the rest. With J. U.
Campbell. Brownell's rigbthand man, at
one crank. G. B. Dlmlck at another, and
Judge T. F. Ryan at a third, the machine
had plenty of power behind it. While
Senator .Brownell's name was going
through, there was a momentary bitch,
caused by somebody's feebly braking the
wheels, but the "momentum could not be
stopped. When his name bad gone
u. rough all the processes of the- machine,
it cam out with an "Indorsement" for
Brownell .beamed with gratitude.
Tbe coavrnUon beamed with delight, Mr.
Browrrfll smiled. The convention smiled,
too,. Mr Brow-pell purred, with .thankful
ness. The convention yelled and stamped
Its feet, Mr. Brownell -withdrew. The
convention yelled some more. Mr. Brown
ell didn't care what delegates went to the
district convention. But tbe gentlemen
he' had cajoled . loved him more than he
loved himself, and elected Just the dele
gates he wanted. The names of the dele
gates had been printed on ballots, but
this arrangement- was simply for conven
ience, and there was nothing "official"
The delegates were Instructed "to make
all honorable efforts to bring about the
nomination of George C Brownell at the
district convention." The 17 delegates are:
James Dickey. Molalla; William Shea-J
han. Oregon City; J. L. Kruae, Wllson
ville: G. B. Dlmlck. Oregon City; C U.
Barlow. Barlow: W. W. Smith. Park
Place; Ed Johnson.- Oregon City; C G.
Huntley. Oregon City: Adam Knight.
Canby; Frank Jaggar. Beaver Creek; Dr.
a B. Smith. Eagle Creek; J. V. Camp
belt. Oregon City: T. F. Ryan. Oregon
City: Sam O. Dlllman. West Oregon City;
Q. W. Klnnalrd. Canemah: Hans Poul
sen. George W. H. Howell. Oregon --y.
So Chance for a Darter.
It was expressly understood In the
convention that Brownell could use the
Clackamas votes at Eugene next Thurs-
BROWXELL FOR CONGRESS.
day only to secure his own nomination.
It was expressly stipulated In Brownell's
agreement with his ' lieutenants that "he
could lead the Clackamas delegation no
further than that. They all had a com
plete understanding, and the wily states
man was constrained to assent to It,
that he could not barter away Clackamas
rotes to. other candidates. Ryan and
Dimmlck and Campbell, his three co
workers, have made this so plain to him
that there, can be no mistake about it.
They themselves are men. of Independence,
who Insist on being- recognized. They
flatly refused, to furnish htm the means
wherewith to- carry on Txilltlcaf flirtations.
If Brownell should be unable to land
the nomination the Clackamas delega
tion undoubtedly would 'break up. Gatca
would get the largest of the fragments
and Hermann would fall heir to perhaps
four or five votes. There might also
be a small scattering toVawter and Kelly.
The delegation plainly would not go to
Hermann, except a small minority. Har
ris, undoubtedly, would be a strong favorite-
And the fact Is that Clackamas Is
not alone In this attitude toward Har
ris. The same feeling prevails In Wash
ington and other counties. But Harris
thus far has refused to be trotted out of
his paddock to the racecourse.
Campbell at the Throttle.
The convention oriened today with J.
V. Campbell, chairman of the County
Central Commltttee. at the throttle of
the machine. Mr. Campbell at heart does
not find his affinity in Brownell's. but
for political harmony he veneers his dis
likes, the same way as do Ryan and
Dimmlck. All three gentlemen dislike
the way they are overshadowed bv
Brownell and the way he monopolizes
most of the political sunshine.
I think." said Mr. Campbell, loo kin?
hopefully over the convention, "r hope
we shall hay a harmonious convention."
Nobody dissented and the speaker took
courage to continue: "I feel that wo can
settle among ourselves any differences
that may crop out between us. Let us
accord to every member absolutely fair
and square treatment"
Mr. Brownell blinked annrovlnelr from
bis corner and Mr. Campbell proceeded:
"Men may differ in, their opinions but
this Is no reason why they should threw
reason to the winds and try a rule or
very body was immenaelv rjlejiiMst t
the wisdom of tbe remarks and tho
smoke-laden atmosphere vibrated their
loua. approval. C A. Miller was then
esconced In the chair by unanimous
voice, and T. B. .Randall, postmaster,
was put to dolnit the Stunts of secretai-r
The convention Immediately proceeded to
Ilrovrnell Makes a Fevr Remarks.-
Mr. Brownell Venn InvHfcl V.. - .
or two in the audience to make a few
remarks and very graciously and prompt-
jr tupueu. .
"I feel." nflM Mr nMwn.il
his fingers as If to feel the pulse of
tunvenuon. x i eel that before we
proceed to elect delegates to the Con
gressional Chnvontfan tn-t T h... -
gestlon to offer which will Interest every
mpuyer in tnis county."
After this 'ffeellng" Mr. Brownsll
paused a minute, nn a tn n 1. 1
- ..n n 1HO tiWIU
to saturate his auditors. Then be
RnnlnM VI. ,,, -, '
C , - ' uuui. uiey were tail
shut and" went on: "Whether a delega
tion Is elected tnr rv,. --..I-.,
should e elected, fairly nd squarely.
- mis county tiea to me by
"" wnatever. All I ask Is a
on Pase &)
CONTEXTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Federal" oHceholders dismissed for TiolaUnr
dm service, law. rage 3.
Splendid marksmanship of naval gunners.
right on canal treaty la Colombia. Page 2.
Peaceful settlement of Wabash wage dispute.
New trouble- at anthracite coal mines. Page. 2.
Great damage to fruit crop ha frost. Pages.
indictments against . Chicago brokers due to
uucici-srxrp conspiracy. Page 3
President Roosevelt speaks on the tariff and
large lamnies.- .rages 1 and 2.
Babcock continues flxht for tariff revision.
Close of election campaign In Eastern dlln.
Chamberlain denies report about Irish home
nue. -j-ase z.
Students continue riots In Madrid. Paga .
Powder ship blown up with all hands. Page
Fishermen washed overboard from Atlantic
stesmerst i-ace IS.
Los Angeles defeats Portland. 4-3. Page 14.
uaxjana snuts out Seattle. S-O. rase 14.
San Francisco defeats Sacramento. 0-4.
Portland Browns make a hit with Ban Fran
cisco tans. Page 14.
How Corbett won his victory over Terry Mc-
UOTcrn. nf. is.
Cup' defender Reliance to bs launched this
week. Page 14.
Hermann men looklnsr for possible second
choice. Pase. 4.
Results of county Republican conventions.
Colfax man accidentally .hoots his friend.
Angry father snaps revolver at daughter.
Willamette University will have excellent-ath
letic field. Pax 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Chicago wheat market doll and weak. Page 23.
Harrow speculation in stock trading at New
Tork. Paga IT.
Week In Wall street Pase IT.
Large decrease in cash shown by weekly bank
statement, pace 17.
Hood River apples In San Francisco. Page 2J.
Alsterntxe at last arrives In port. Pase 13.
Portland and Vicinity.
George C Brownell Is Indorsed for Congress by
Clacumas county convention. Page 1.
Hlsn Japanese offleials pledge support of 1006
Fan-, page li.
Over 200 union painters will strifes Monday.
CItII Service Commission announces new rules.
WU1 of H. W. Corbett gives liberal bequests
to encnty. Pace 1,
In man. Ponlsen Co. buys building alts on East
Side. Pace 32.
Patrick Holland will be arrested for contempt
of court. Pace 24.
. Features anil Deparlmeats,
Editorial. ' Pace ft.
Church announcements. Page 31.
Classified advertisements. Pages IT to 21.
Oregon's population 610.000. Page 1.
Ten conceptions of Chrln by 10 masters. Pace
James Whltcomb Riley's "Hymn Exultsnt."
Germany's Emperor a great business manager.
Two glimpses of "Joe" Chamberlain. Page 3S.
Dick Dixon, mighty Oregon hunter. Page 40.
Larrleon'a lay-off. Pace 34.
Eugene White's letter from Alberts. Page 22.
Social. Page 23.
Dramatic and musical. Pages 2Sand 27.
Ado's fable In slang. Page 22.
Fashions and household. Pages 38 and 37.
Xoutts' department. Page S.
Oregon's Population at
LAST -YEAR'S GAIN 44,000!
Largest Immigration in His
tory of State.
PORTLAND'S INCREASE 16,000!
All Sections Have Received a Shard
of the Influx of Irnmlstrnnts ,
Superior Class of People ,
Have Been. Coming.
OXB YEAR'S IMMIGRATION.
Columbia .'. 400
Crook ........ l.ouo
Josephine .............i... . 2,000
Lake ........v 100
Lane ......'. 2.20O
Sherman ............. 300
Yamhill ....... 1.000
From January 1. 1901, to March 21. 1303-e
a period of IS months the population oi
Oregon has Increased more than, ti.COQ, TJn
questionably the Immigration during that
period has been larger than In any of tho
IS months in the history of the state, and
the heavy tide is Just setting in. Figures
from all sections of the state obtained by
correspondents of The Oregonlan are sub
joined. They tell their own story. True,
they are, at best, only good estimates.
but it goes without saving that In no in
stance has an attempt been made to cx
agserate. Oregon in June. 1900, had a population
of 413,258.. Natural Increase is about VA
per cent a year. Adding the Immigration
In the 13 months from June. 1900. to Jan
uary 1. 1902, which was probably not les
than 15,000, It may safely be set down that;
Oregon's population today exceeds 310,000.
Most Conservative Estimates Aro
14,000 Increase In 15 Months.
Multnomah County has added not less
than 15,000 to her population since
January 1, 1202. Perhaps 17,000 or 1S,
000 would not be wide of the mark, but
for the lowest figures there is offered un
mistakable evidence In the official figures
of school attendance, the Increase In
water consumption as shown by the rec
ord of tho Water Committee, and the In
creased and Increasing business of the
street-car lines. Collateral testimony is
offered by the business of the Postofflce
and augmented letter-carrier service.
What School Records Show.
Tho records in the office of the Super
intendent of City School disclose that In
January, 1S02. there were 12.034 pupils en
rolled. The enrollment on April 1 of this
year was 13,953. This latter figure was
shown by taking the report of registra
tion for tho term- Including February and
adding for March an Increase In regis
tration similar to that of last year. Th
school authorities state that this gave a
result probably below the actual regis
tration, as the addition for January and
February of this year exceeded those for
the same months In 1902.
In 1902 the population of Portland was.
In round numbers, 110.000. This gives 9.1
population to every pupil registered In
the public schools in January of that year.
This Increase In registration Indicates
that this city has added 17.734 to Its popu
lation from the beginning of 1902 until
April 1 of this year.
R.- F. Robinson. Superintendent of the
County Schools, states that definite sta
tistics as to Increase In school registration
are hardly to be obtained Just now, but
that at a conservative estimate -the In
crease during 1902 In Multnomah County,
outside tbe City of Portland, has been
something above 200. In the country dis
tricts In this county the proportion which
tho school registration bears to the school
population is about one to fiver Accord
ing to these figures. Multnomah County,
outside of Portland, increasea its popula
tion during the past year' from 1000 to
1200. Mr. Robinson states that the In
creased attendance has been more marked
In the suburban districts.
Increase In Water Consumers.
Superintendent Frank T. Dodge, of ths
city water department, states that the
transactions in his office show gratifying;
results as to immigration in Portland
since the first of the year 1902. Attention
was called to the fact that a manifest In
crease In the number of water consumers
did not Indicate by a large percentage the
actual number, of newcomers. The water
consumer usually represents the family
group, and large numbers of families ar
rive In the city whose domestic arrange
ments do not entail the payment of water
The figures on file In the water office
show that tbe receipts for January and
February of this year (March results
not compiled) exceed those for the same
period In 1902 by the sum of 13060.50. This
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