The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 05, 1905, PART TWO, Page 13, Image 13

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They Will Form Important Ex
hibit There,
Black Sands of Coast, Rich In Gold
and Platinum, WJM Constitute a
Chief Feature of This In
teresting Department.
A most comprehensive exhibit of the
minerals or the Pacific Coast Is to be
made at -the Lewis and Clark Fair by
the United States Geological Survey
5Wllh J25.000 provided for In the sundry
civil bill by Congress. Professor David
G. Day is to be In charge and, as he has
been connected with similar exposition
work previously, he is fully Informed
as to the best methods of handling the
The making of this exhibit has been
brought about by Senator Fulton in
connection, with investigations of the
great black sands mineral deposits of
the Coast. That work will be maae tne
basis of the exhibit, but It will not be
confined to it. The exhibit will be the
most complete of the mineral resources
of this country.
There are on the Coast great quantl
ties of metals which have never been
mined, but are of great value. To show
the usefulness of these and to experiment
with methods of extracting the metals.
particularly from the black sands, Is the
main purpose of the work to be carried
on and of the exhibit which will be at
the Fair.
The heavy black sands referred to oo
cur on all parts of the Coast, and contain
principally gold and platinum. Professor
Bay in writing to the committee on ap
propriations In the House, advocating in
vestigations Into methods of extracting
the metals from the sands, says:
"In connection with platinum, these
sands of the Pacific Coast are very Im
portant. In many places they carry prof
itable values of platinum and the allied
metals. In fact, the Pacific Coast Is the
only place In the United States where
Platinum can be obtained in tms country.
and the only region where there are In
dications of a sufficient supply for the
great need of this metal in this country."
Professor Day also refers to the grow
ing scarcity and correspondingly lncreas
lng price of platinum. He also speaks of
many other minerals growing In commer
cial value which occur on this Coast, the
possibilities for mining which have never
been Investigated.
Magnetic iron ores are scarce on this
Coast, and, since the need of them Is felt.
he wishes to discover how they can bo
made use of the most cheaply. The gold
contained In the black sands he also be
lieves should be extracted by some means.
The exhibit which he will install at the
Fair will be explanatory of the mineral
resources of this country, particularly of
the black sands. The best location in the
Mines building has been reserved for the
exhibit, and if that Is not large enough
a separate building will be erected to
house this Important exhibit
will be present, and following the pro
gramme an old-time dance will be given.
Thn "RaUnra Hnrnnlttf" find the "Vir
ginia. Reel." as well as any number of
new dances, will be upon every doc ys pro
gramme, ana tnose mat can appreciate a.
real good time are promised it.
North Pacific Athletic Association to
Hold Annual Meet.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 4. Special.)
At the annual meeting of the North Pa
cific Amateur Athletic Association held
here today Portland was decided upon as
the place of holding the next meet. In
June, but the exact date was not' fixed.
The meet la 1305 will be held In Spokane.
The following officers were elected: H.
H. Herdman, Portland, president; C C.
HolrwelL Spokane, vice-president; H. W.
Kerrigan, Portland, secretary-treasurer;
directors. D. CSulllvan. Victoria: J. D.
Fagan, Vancouver; A. S. Goldsmith, Se
attle; C C. Holzwell, Spokane, and a. w.
Kerrlean. Portland.
B. T. Pope, twice president or the seat-
tie Athletic Club, was restored to ama
teur standing, after having been under
the ban for about 15 years. Pope about
15 years ago took part in a ball game in
wnicn proiession&is piayeo, ana
suspended. His restoration at this late
date Is regarded somewhat as a jokc.
The records made at the meet at Van
couver last July were approved. Seattle
will have a track team this year, which
will help to make the meet in Portland
the best held In the Northwest In recent
years. The delegates were given a dinner
at the Seattle Athletic Club tonignu
Big Organ for the Fair.
A syndicate has been formed in
Portland for the purpose of securing a
515.000 organ for the Festival Hall at
the Fair. The leading spirit In the move
ment Is Frederick W. Goodrich, or
ganist at St. David's Episcopal Church,
who has banded the music lovers to
gether. in order to secure such an in
strument. The plans of the organiza
tion are now completed and they have
made an offer to the Loe Angeles Art
Organ Company to Install the instru
Many previous offers of smaller or
gans were made, but rejected by the
Fair. These fwere of two-manual,- 35
stop organs, which were considered
too email for the purpose, nothing
smaller than a three-manual, 50-stop
organ being acceptable. The offer from
the syndicate will undoubtedly be ac
ccpted, as Its plans seem assured.
Teachers Get Increased Pay.
The teachers of Portland schools who
have had three years or more experience
In the schools of the state are now draw
ing $5 more a month than formerly. The
new order Increasing the amount of then-
pay took effect with the Issuance of the
February warrants, and amounts to
total of $26140 more than the January
pay rolL
According to the new plan of payment.
a teacher must have two years expert
ence before she is entitled to full pay, and
then Is compelled to teach one more year
before Bhe Is given the a month In
Takes -Much Interest in the Coming
Centennial Exposition.
President Jefferson Myers, of the State
Commission of the Lewis and Clark Cen
tennial, has returned from a trip through
Eastern Oregon in behalf of the Exposi
tion, and he brings glowing accounts of
the interest being taken by the people of
that section of the state.
"While President Myers was at La
Grande the County Court made an ap
propriation of $1000, which is to become
available at once for the purpose of plac
ing an exhibit of the fruits, grain and
other products of Union County at the
He visited Elgin, and Is most enthusias
tic over the wonderful crops and large
output of lumber from the mills and
farms In that section of the county. He
says that every resident Is planning to
visit the Exposition, and that each Is
well able financially to do so, as a result
of the splpndid business transacted dur
ing the last year. The local bank at El
gin now has In deposits the sum of
5300,000, which Is considered exceptionally
good for a town of less than 1000 people.
At the meeting of the County Court held
at La Grande Thursday there were pres
ent representatives from every section of
Union County, and President Myers says
that each one had some word of encour
agement for the Centennial. The beet
sugar factory at La Grande has reached
Its greatest output this year, and the
farmers are Jubilant over the good prices
received. It is the hope and ambition of
every grower of sugar beets In that coun
ty that he will be able to win a prize at
the Exposition for the largest beet, and it
Is thought that there will be a display of
the vegetable that equals anything the
world has ever seen.
Structure Will Stand Between Utah
and Illinois Building.
The committee appointed by the Lewis
and Clark Fraternal Temple Association
to select a site for the temple at the Ex
position Instead of the former site, which
was given to the State of Washington,
visited the "grounds yesterday and finally
pottled upon & place on Gray's boulevard,
Just east of the Music Shell and between
the Illinois and the Utah state buildings.
Plans for the temple are being drawn by
the architects, and as soon as completed
bids will be called for, stipulating that
the temple must be ready for occupancy
before the opening day.
The following are members of the com
mittee. J. L. Mltchel, president; Mrs.
Robert Lutke, chairman of the ways and
means committee; J. W. Sherwood, state
commander of the Knights of the Macca
bees, M. Moorehead and C. H. Preceme-
der. representing the A. O. U. W.
In connection with the location of the
new site It Is Interesting to note that
the cr.e selected occupies the same reuv
tlve position between the Utah, and the
minds state buildings as the Fraternal
Corgress Hall at the St. Louis Exposition
The site is upon the crest of a small hill.
overlooking the lagoon, and has been
named Temple HI1L
Chairman Lutke, of the ways and means
committee, will open offices in the Lewis
building on Morrison street. Monday,
from which all business of the Temple As
soclatlcr will be transacted until the
completion of the temple. She will be as
sisted by G. M. Hyland in the work of the
Michigan to Entertain.
The Michiganders" will entertain next
Tuesday evening in their new quarters
In Concordia hall. Sixth and Aider streets.
The affair will be in the nature of a
housewarmlng of the old-fashioned Mich
igan style, and the members of all the
various state societies have been Invited
to be preront.
There Is to be a musical and literary
programme as well as a series of five-
minute talks by the representatives of
the societies of other states. Mayor Will
lams, of the New York Society, and Gov
ernor Chamberlain, of the Dixie Society,
are expected to respond to toasts.
It Is thought that at least 500 guests
Klondike Exhibit at Fair.
Plans for the Klondike Mining Exhibit
Company's building at the Exposition
have been completed, and contractors are
now figuring upon their bids for Its erec
tion. The building Is to be 100 by 150 feet.
and is to have walls 40 feet In height.
The estimated cost of the structure Is
$5000, and according to the specifications
the building must be completed within
four weeks. Pumps capable of raising
2000 gallons of water a minute will furnish
the miniature creek, from which the xio.-
000 clean-up of gold will be made.
Club Glvps a Mask Ball.
The Portland Theatrical Social Club
held an Inaugural masked ball at Mer-
rills Hall last evening which was
largely attended. The floor was com
fortably filled with dancers who wore
the most grotesque costumes lmagin
able. There were impersonations of In
dlans, cowboys, Mexicans and char
acters of nearly every nationality.
Music was furnished by an orchestra
of 12 pieces.
Meeting to Fix Fair Rates.
CHICAGO, March 4. (Special.) The
date of.the meeting of rate clerks of the
Transcontinental Passenger Association
roads, called for March 15, to line up
Lewis and Clark Exposition and special
excursion and other rates, has been
changed to March 7. Another meeting
will be held April 3 to line up other rates.
Files His Declaration With the City
To George H. Thomas, secretary of the
late "reform" grand Jury, Insurance
agent and Democratic citizen, belongs the
honor of being the first to file his petition
for the nomination of Mayor of the City
of Portland, under the direct primary
law which was declared applicable at the
coming election by Presiding Judge
George, of the Circuit Court, yesterday.
Less than an hour had elapsed after the
rendering of the decision before the dec
laration was filed with the City Auditor.
The Instrument is very concise and to
the point, as will be seen by the follow
ing, which Is a copy:
"To the City Auditor, Members of the
Democratic Party and Electors of Port
"I, George H. Thomas, reside at No. 407
East Ankeny street, and my'postofflce
address is Portland, Oregon. I am a duly
registered member of the Democratic
"If I am nominated and elected. I will
during my term of office be Mayor. The
Mayor has power to secure honesty and
efficiency from city o ulcers and employes
he may protect the city in its contracts,
and ho can compel a 'square deal' be
tween publio service and corporations and
the people.
"The Impartial use of these powers I
pledge, and a police administration that
will Improve the moral tone of Portland
and give hospitable protection to our
guests to the Fair, and I pledge an eco
nomlcal management of municipal affairs
and a nonfactlonal executive board
worthy to represent out largo business
and labor interests. The -following 15
words to be placed upon the nominating
"Less taxes. Honest and efficient gov
eminent. Obedience of all to the laws.
Portland Pianist Wins Favor.
Miss Grace Wilton, the talented Port
land pianist, who has been continuing
her musical studies in Chicago during the
past year, delighted the 'members of the
Charlavon Club last Sunday evening in
that city, when she gave a piano recital
and presented" these numbers: Prelude
and Fugue, A-mlnor (Bach-Liszt)
Scherzo, op. 16 (Mendelssohn): Etude in
E-minor (Lcschctlzky); Intermezzo.
octaves (Leschctlzky); "Frublingsrau
schen" (Sinding): Nocturne Grace WH
ton); Gavotte (Grace Wilton); "Shadow
Dance" (Seeboeck); Fantasy. F-mlno:
(Chopin): Etude In D-fiat major (Liszt)
"Faust Waltz" (Gounod-Liszt); "March
Militare" (Schubert-Liszt).
Miss Wilton's ability as a pianist and
teacher has won for her many Chicago
friends, and at a recent recital given by
her pupils she received much praise.
is expected she will return to .Portland
in the . near future. A luncheon will be
given In her honor this afternoon, when
the invited guests are the following four
music students of this city, who are pur
suing their studies In Chicago: Misses
Grace Wilton. Grace Claggett, Ella Cou
ncil and Geneva RuaeL'
Director Wittenberg Makes a
H. Wittenberg Asserts That the
Teachers"of Portland Are Given
First-Class Salaries for'the
Services Rendered.
PORTLAND, Or., March 4. To the
Taxpayers, Citizens and Teachers of
School District No. 1: Owing to the
many conflicting and misleading arti
cles that have been published in the
press (possibly on account of their not
understanding the subject sufficiently).
take this method of placing before
you the exact situation as It now ex
ists, insofar as the distribution of
the 130,000 voted at the last annual
taxpayers' meeting is concerned.
The plan that we have adopted has
given to 351 teachers $50 per year, con
suming, as you will notice, $18,200 of
the J30.000 (which distribution has al
ready been placed in effect, commenc
ing February 1), leaving $11,800 bal
ance on hand, You will see, therefore.
that we have already used up more
than one-half of the funds, and that
the statement that "we have not
granted any Increase and that we are
holding up the moneys of the teach
ers' is absolutely untrue. In Septem
ber, when the new list will bo made
up, I am positive that there will be
nearly J50 teachers who have had the
necessary experience and qualifica
tions, as well as certificates, who will
have an additional Increase of $50,
which will use up moro than the bal
ance that we have on hand. In this is
included the small increase which princi
pals will receive, but not the
crease voted to the superintendent, and
which is not figured as being a part of
the $30,000
While I am on the subject of super
intendent, permit me to state that I
am willing to assumo the responsibil
ity of having introduced the motion to
Increase the superintendent's salary to
$4000 per year, and, fcr your informa
tion, permit me to state that the Su
perintendent of Schools In our city Is
not now receiving as much by a con
siderablo amount as those In Seattle,
Denver, Oakland. Cal., Los Angeles.
Minneapolis, San Francisco and St
PauL In Seattle the salary has been
raised to $4500, and the .assistant su
perintendent receives $1600, making
$0100. In Denver the superintendent and
assistant superintendent cost the city $9000
per year. In Los Angeles tne superintend
ent and assistant superintendent receive
$7000 $4500 for the former and $2500
for the latter. In Minneapolis the su
perlntendent receives $4250. In San
Francisco the superintendent receives
$4000 and the assistant superintendent
$2400. making a total or $6400. In St.
Paul the superintendent receives $4000
and the assistant superintendent $2000.
We havo no assistant superintendent.
I leave it to the fair and unbiased
taxpayers of Portland if they believe
our superintendent is being overpaid
when these figures are taken Into con
The .fact of the matter la that the
grade teachers are paid more salaries
than any other city above mentioned
in comparison with the salary of tne
superintendent. Our grade teachers
will not receive at the Increased sal
ary from $750 to $850 per year, and
this, really, for nine calendar months
although they are considered 10
months. I leave It to the good judg
ment of the taxpayers of this district
If this is not a first-class salary for
services rendered?
I will venture to state that a great
many who have found fault with our
action are not paying their people as
high a rate as the above schedule In
dicates. This will give the grade
teachers from $150 to $200 per year
greater salary than they received six
years ago.
When it Is taken into consideration
that the writer made every fight up to
the present time in favor of an In
crease in salary for teachers, he be
lieves that the abuse and criticisms
which have been heaped upon his head
are unjust and uncalled for. If the
taxpayers now desire to further In
crease this salary, and are willing to
vote a sum for that purpose, I am sure
that the Directors will distribute it for
In my opinion, labor is subject to the
laws of supply and demand, and I can
assure the taxpayers of this city that
we are now paying a higher price than
would be necessary were we to govern
ourselves closely by the above-men
tioned law But we have tried to be
as liberal as possible without affecting
too greatly the pockets of the taxpay
ers.' So much for that subject.
Now for a word In regard to the po
eltlon of the School Board: I can as
sure you that there is no wrangling or
disagreement to any extent between
the members of the board. Their re
letlons are entirely pleasant. While
there may be a difference in opinion
all such matters are handled in
pleasant manner. There was moro
confusion at the last meeting than any
other that nas ever taKcn place aur
lng my membership of the board, and
that was greatly caused by aggravat
lng newspaper criticism, which I pre
sume was made only with the best of
If the taxpayers bf this district will
bear with us a little while, I am will
ing to go on record as assuring them
that they will and that the plan we
have adopted will give to the schools
of this district the most efficient corps
of teachers that has ever been engaged
in the schools of our city, and that
none of them will endure any hardship
or Inconvenience or embarrassment, as
Indicated by a few nervous Individ
uals. who. In their haste to make
themselves heard, rushed into newspa
per print. Give us an opportunity be
fore condemning us to test our plan,
and If louna unjust or wrong in prm
cIdIb no one will Be more eager to as
slst In changing the system than the
Regretting that this article is nec
essarily so long, but believing it best to
exDlain as clearly as possible the post
tlon of the School Board. I beg to re
main, respectfully yours.
Robert Huxtable Met Fatal Accident
by Refusing to Obey -Orders.
"Robert Graham." instantly killed in
the mills of the Columbia Paper Company
at Warren dale, last Wednesday, was in
reality Robert Huxtable, a printer, who
was In hard circumstances. This fact
was brought to light yesterday by "the
Investigation of Deputy Coroner A. L.
FInley and State Labor Commissioner
O. P. Hoff.
Huxtablc's neck was broken while ho
was at work feeding a wet machine. In
vestigation proved he met death through
ills own carelessness, and because he dis
obeyed the orders of Foreman John Bam
fleld not to wear gloves while on duty.
One of them caught In the velvet Tollers
and drew him to his death, before the ma-
That's Exactly
What You Get
When You Buy a
For '"VALUE BECEIVED" in the way of satisfactory service and long wear BUCK'S BANGES are
far and away ahead of any other make. We have always claimed that they never failed 4o satisfy. We
made that assertion good in January by putting out ONE HUNDRED BAN&ES on 30 days free trial.
We agreed to take back at the end of that time any and all of these Ranges that had failed to give per
fect satisfaction. If, however, they proved all we claimed for them, those who had tried them were
to have the privilege of paying for them on easy terms. NOT ONE CAME BACK! One hundred
women are now gladly paying for those Ranges, thoroughly convinced that they are getting a full re
turn for every dollar paid out.
axe made of solid cold-rolled steel
and all removable parts q tbe
finest gray iron. The fireboz is
lined with the "duplex" grat8,
which can be changed from coal to
wood by a simple "twist of the
wrist' The ovens are air-tight
and "buckle-proof." All oven
doors and racks are coated with
an indestructible white enamel
which can be washed like & plate.
It is by this cleanly and sanitary
enamel that Buck's Banges are
Here's Our Range News
for This Week
$5.00 IN 30 DAYS
$1.00 A WEEK
the kitchen, let your cook under
stand its good qualities and she
will be happy, your meals will al
ways be cooked "just right" and
served on the stroke of the clock.
There will be none of the worry,
hurry and flurry attendant upon
the combination of range out fpf
order and cook out of temper. If
things run smoothly and comfort
ably in the kitchen and dining
room the comfort of the whole
household is assured.. If the meals
are always on time and properly
cooked the other household cares
will easily adjust themselves, and
the trials of the housekeeper be
reduced to a minimum.
a 1 m
$5.00 ar $5.00 sr
1 AAA Week TXLMt l AAA Week
I.UU Thereafter 0ttNTEgM3 P IUU Thereafter
chinory could be stopped. His body was
not mangled. j
Huxtable had been "working In tne nun
but tour days. He -went there from this
city, wheTe ho attempted to secure 'work
In various printing offices. He was not a
member in good standing of the Typo
graphical TJnldn, but was given a special
permit by Secretary DeYarmond, of Mult
nomah Union. He never could be found
when wanted for duty, and about three
weeks ago is said to have left here.
"I do not -want any one to know where
I am." Huxtable confided to a fellow
workman at the paper mills, Wednesday.
"My father is editor of one of the big
newspapers In Canada, and I don't want
him and the rest of the folks at home
fo know that I am working In this place,"
It was hardly two hoars after Hux
table had told th that he was killed. His
body Is now at the FInley undertaking
parlors, and will be held, pending the out
come of an effort to locate his people.
Deputy Coroner FInley and Commis
sioner Hoff made a full Investigation into
the death, and will hold no Inquest. They
found that death was not due in any sense
to any negligence of the company. In
case Huxtable's parents are not found,
burial will take place here.
Big American Eagle Shot.
John Holtgrleve, a dairyman on Co
lumbia Slough, driving to town yester
day morning shot a genuine American
eagle. The emblematic bird of the
United States Is very scarce In this por
tion of the country. This one was a
big fellow, weighing about ten pounds
and measuring seven feet one inch
from tip to tip. He has been in the
neighborhood of the Columbia Slough
for some time, and many have shot at
hire, but none was successful until
Holtgrleve saw him yesterday morning;
rising from the slough- with &. huge
carp In his talons. The blrdjclrcled over
Holtgrleve. who shot at hlra and 'killed
him with a shotgun. He was an old bird,
not less than ten years, and in death
had his long talons tightly gripped to
gether, so that they could not be broken
Mystery of Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO, March 4. Mystery surrounds
the identity of a woman whose body has
been found floating in the lake at the foot
of Fifty-ninth street. Her clothing was of
exceptionally good. material and the pres
ence of valuable Jewelry and general ap
pearance of the, features Indicated that
she wa3 a person of refinement. The body
apparently had been in the water for
more than a week. The woman was about
0 years old and dressed in a blue suit
and f oxskln furs. A gold watch and three
rings wero found in -a pocket and on the
wedding ring was discovered the only
clew to the woman's Identity the inscrip
tion, "It. W. H. to C M. TV'.. May 17,
hunsaker Given Divorce.
W. L. Hunsaker, a livery stable
keeper, was granted a divorce from
Mary A. Hunsaker by Judge Sears yes
terday because of infidelity. The case
was tried several days ngo. A man
newspaper business here for 10 years, be
ing with, the Statesman, for seven years,
and later a part owner In the Union, ac
quiring" the Record- In 1901- He win retire
from the newspaper business and go to
farming in the Palouso country.
Adams Arrested on Suspicion.
Peter Adams, regarded by the police
as a dangerous man, was arrested by
Patrolman Kay late yesterday after
noon at Park and Gllsan streets on
suspicion. Adams had a saw with him
that might be used In perpetrating bur
glaries. He has frequently been x
Sold Firewater to Indians.
NEWPORT, Or., March 4. CSpecIaL)
John Meslck and Walter Ko'sydore, two
Poles, were brought over from the. Stlete
agency today charged with having whisky
on the reservation and selling it to In
dians. They were given a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner S. G.
Irvin. and were bound over to appear In
the United States Court. Kosydore plead
guilty. The bonds were fixed at $200 each.
Twenty Years of Success
Tn the treatment of chronic 'diseases; such, as liver,
kidney and stomach disorders, constipation, dlar-
rhoea, dropsical swellings, Bright's disease, etc.
IStA ,1 I ltn.
Complaints, painful, difficult, to frequent, milky .or
bloody urine 'unnatural discharges speedily cured.
Diseases of the Rectum
Such as plies, fistula, fissure, ulceration, mucous and.
bloody discnarges, sureo. witnout tne snue, pain or
Diseases of Men
Blood poison, gleet, stricture, unnatural losses, 1m-
naroed Scrlpps was mentioned as co- i potency thoroughly cured no failure . Cure guaranteed.
respondent. In passing' upon the case
the court said Mrs. Hunsaker's own
testimony was sufficient to convince
the court of her immoral nature.
Sells Record to Secome Farmer.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. March 4
(Special.) The Walla Walla Saturday
Record was" today sold by John Frank
land, editor and publisher, to S. D. GpOd
ell. of this city, and J. E. Meadows, at
Lyons, Wis. The new proprietors will
run an Independent weekly In 'the Cope
land building.. Franklaad has been In the
-vrtfTxri -UKrf roiihid with nitrht emissions, dreams, exhausting drains.
bashfulness. aversion to society, which deprive you of your manhood, UHF1TS
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Gleet. Stricture. Enlarged Prostate, aexuai ueDuity. varicocele, .nyaroceie. 3UU
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DRUGS. Catarrh and rheumatism CUBED. ,
Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific He uses no patent nos
trums or ready-made preparations, but cures the disease by thorough medical
treatment His New Pamphlet on Private Diseases sent free to all mas who. de
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on er address ' . , ,
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