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THE OREGOIAN. P0RTIiA2O). AUGUST. 13, 1905.
TRANS-MISSISSIPEI COMMERCIAL CONGRESS
Sixteenth Annual Session Will Discuss
River and Harbor Improvements, Oriental Trade and
Immigration Subjects.
IMF GREAT WEST
Captains of Industry Gather to
Formulate Plans.
FORUM OF PUBLIC OPINION
Most Important Convention Help
Annually by Allied Industrial
Interests Convenes at the
Fair "Wednesday.
PCRPOSES OF THE CONGRESS.
Development of the Oriental trade
by every means consistent with the
Integrity of the United States as a
nation.
Trans-MlsslsslppI States, throuRh
Gulf and Pacific Coast ports, to supply
the Oriental markets.
Just transportation rates as a means -to
promote interstate commerce.
Liberal Government aid for river
navigation.
The commercial supremacy of the
American Republic In the racinc
Ocean.
American dominion over the Isth
mian Canal as a guarantee that the
commercial Interests of the American
Republic are properly safeguarded.
"When the pawl of Rufus P. Jennings
falls "Wednesday of this week, calling to
order the 16th annual session of the
Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress at
the Exposition, Portland will number as
quests a representation of the strong men
of "Western commercial, manufacturing,
Industrial, financial and shipping Indus
tries, such as have nevor before gathered
at one time in the Oregon country, and
whom it Is expected will formulate during
the next four days methods of procedure
to solve questions of greatest Importance
to Portland and the whole territory be
tween the Mississippi River and the Pa
cific Ocean.
Called to Order.
Chairman Jennings, of the executive
committee of the congress, will call the
session to order, following an invocation
by Bishop Earl Cranston, after which the
gavel will be yielded to President Thopr
dore B. "Wilcox, of the organization, who
will deliver his opening address. Dele
gates will be welcomed by the executives
of the States of Orogon and "Washington,
United States Senators Fulton and Piles,
Mayor of Portland, president of the Ex
position, heads of the municipal and state
commercial bodies, after which will be
beard responses from Governors of Cali
fornia, Louisiana, Nebraska and David B.
Francis, of Missouri, former Secretary of
the Interior and former Governor of Mls
ourl. In no sense is this splendid organiza
tion for "Western development sectional In
character.'nor would it under any circum
stances TSecome Involved in local affairs.
It is through non-partisan conduct that
most effective co-operation has been ren
dered possible, and results have been
achieved that were hardly considered pos
sible by the most sanguine among the
founders of the congress.
Founding of Organization.
Sixteen years ago, when a few far-sighted
"Western men, whose business relations
gave them reason to apprehend the diffi
culties In development of great ports on
the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific commensu
rate with the growing needs of domestic
and foreign commerce destined to play a
roost important part in advancement of
tho country conceived the organization, it
was with appreciation of tho necessity for
a united effort by people of the Western
states and territories. Previously there
had been no unity of action among mem
bers of the National Congress from the
Trans-Mississippi region. Each state del
egation was striving to secure what was
demanded by constituency of its own di
vision, and in most consequential matters
seriously affecting interests of the United
States as a whole, little consideration was
received In many Instances.
Development of Harbors.
Galveston harbor, through which flows
tdday a great volume of traffic orig
inating In the great plains states and
western portion of the trans'-Missls-sippl
Valley to the base of the Rocky
Mountains, .had a depth of but 14 feet
In its harbor. San Pedro harbor was
then regarded as only the dream of a
few citizens of Southern California,
and deepening of the mouth of the Mis
sissippi was not thought of as a prob
lem of importance except to the people
of New Orleans. Sixteen years of or
ganization has brought united effort of
members of Congress representing 30,
000,000 of people, populating 24 states
and territories,, and Galveston harbor
today has a depth of almost 30 feet at
low water, with a ship channel 1500
feet in width. San Pedro harbor re
ceives and discharges cargoes from
great trans-Pacific steamships, and
transportation facilities of the entire
region have been improved under the
beneficent influence exercised. In the
case of Galveston, united effort result
ed in a single appropriation of $6,200,
000, outside the regular appropriation
for rivers and harbors, establishing a
precedent Just now of special interest
to the Oregon Country.
Columbia as Gateway.
As the natural gateway for Oriental
trade from the Northwest, the Colum
bia River will next receive the atten
tion of this body, and 'the influence
that has been Instrumental in deepen
ing the channel in Galveston Bay to
a low-water stage of 30 feet it can be
confidently expected will exert a no
less potent power in behalf of the
great highway of International com
merce of the Nnrthwftsf.
Orlental trade will constitute theN
subject of first Importance In deliber
ations of the four days session. Re
cent occurrences In connection with
the boycott of American goods
through operation of the Chinese
guilds has probably been instrumental
In bringing to attention of the public
generally the magnitude of American
commerce In the Far East to a degree
not before approached, and the prom
inent part Portland has In this trade
is recognized.
Two Topics Arc Joined.
Intimate relation existing between
tho deepening of the Columbia River
channel to the sea and at the bar, and
development of this valuable trade,
make the two topics so closely linked
that consideration of the one naturally
Involves the other. It was with ap
preciation of the Importance of Port
land and recognition that the Pacific
Northwest is entitled to recognition in
this respect that the congress voted to
"d the sixteenth annual convention
In Portland. Major Langfitt. who has
long been in charge of the work done
at the mouth of the Columbia, and Js
moro thoroughly familiar with the de
tails of that "work and what Is neces
sary to bring to fruition the, plans
that have been mapped under his su
pervision, has consented to remain un
til after the meeting for the express
purpose of delivering an address upon
this subject. He will speak with au
thority on the method that should be
employed to increase the depth of
water.
"Will Lead Discussion.
As will be observed by reference to the
accompanying programme. President
Theodore B. Wilcox,' for 18 years engaged
In conducting an export business, will
lead discussion upon the subject of Ori
ental trade. As the largest exporter of
foodstuffs on the Pacific Coast, whose fin
ger has been constantly upon the pulse of
commerce with the Far East, and who
has observed the growth of that trade
with an understanding such as could be
gained in no less practical way, his. utter
ance will be a valuable contribution to
public knowledge of the subject
John Barrett. United States Minister
to Colombia, former Minister to Slam and
who Is more familiar with Oriental con
ditions in general than any other member
of tho diplomatic corps, will also be
heard. James J. Hill, president of the
Great Northern Railway, and heaVI of the
steamship company floating the largest
carriers on the Pacific, is also expected
to bo present and speak on the second
day. No transportation man of America
has so long been a student of Oriental
trade or so enthusiastic In the belief that
within the next decade It will assume a
magnitude exceeding that of any other
division of export trade of the country,
as the great magnate of the Northern
railroads.
Division of Snbjccls.
Among divisions of tho subjects to be
considered may be mentioned: y
(1) The Improvement of rivers, harbors
and waterways. (2) The union of In
terests between Pacific Coast ports and
ports of the Gulf of Mexico. (3) The
Isthmian Canal and its effect upon com
merce. (4) The merchant marine. (5) The
consular service. (6) Statehood for the
territories. (7) Interstate Commerce
Commission and tho betterment of rail
and water transportation. (8) Preserva
tion of the forests. (9) Co-operation in
laws covering waterways. Irrigation and
mining between the United States, Mexi
co and Canada. (10) Encouragement of
home manufacturers. (11) Expositions and
their influence upon the development of
the country. (12) Technical schools and
experimental stations for the West. (13)
American scenery and Its Influence upon
travel. (14) Alaska. (IS) Livestock Inter
ests of the Trans-Mississippi region. (16)
The necessity for differentials favoring
Pacific Coast ports In the building of naval
vessels. (17) Parcels post. (18) Good roads.
(19) Irrigation and the reclamation of
arid lands.
Officers of the congress are: Theodore
B. Wilcox, president, Portland. Or.; John
W. Noble, first vice-president, St. Louis,
Mo.; Samuel Newhouse, second vice-president.
Salt Lake City. Utah: M. J. San
ders, third vice-president. New Orleans,
La.; Dr. T. S, Frazlcr, fourth vice-president,
Coffeyvllle. Kan.; Arthur F. Fran
cis, secretary, Portland. Or.; George B.
Harrison, Jr.. treasurer, Kansas City,
Mo.; executive committee Rufus P. Jen
nings, chairman, San Francisco, Cal.;
Tom Richardson, vice-chairman, Portland,
Or.
Sessions of the congress will convene
In the Auditorium, Lewis and Clark Ex
position, and committees will have rooms
In the adjacent public school building,
which will be brought within tho inclos
ure of the grounds for this gathering, and
that of the National Irrigation Congress,
which convenes August 2L Tho pro
gramme fqr the four days Is given below:
"Wednesday, August 1 6.
Music by the Exposition Band; Invoca
tion. Bishop Earl Cranston; call to order,
Rufus P. Jennings. San Francisco, chair
man of the executive committee; reading
the call; opening remarks, Theodore B.
Wilcox, Portland, president Trans-MIsslsslppl
Commercial Congress; addresses of
welcome, Georgo E. Chamberlain. Gov
ernor of Oregon; Albert E. Mead, Govern
or of Washington; Charles W. Fulton.
United States Senator from Oregon; Sam
uel H. Piles. United States Senator from
Washington, representing 'the Pacific
Northwest: Harry Lane, Mayor of Port
land: President Goode. of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition: H. M. Cake, president
of the Portland Commercial Club: D. W.
Allen, president of the Portland Board of
Trade; W, D. Wheelright, president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce; E. L.
Smith, Hood River, president of the Ore
gon Development League. Responses by
George C. Pardee, Governor of California;
N. C Blanchard, Governor of Louisiana:
David R. Francis, former Governor of
Missouri, and former Secretary of the In
terior; John H.. Mickey, Governor of Ne
braska, and others representing Mm vaxI-
ous states and territories of the Trans
Mississippl region. Special order ap
pointment of committee on resolutions
and permanent organisation. V
Thursday, August 17 Morning.
8:30 to 8:30. presentation of resolutions;
9:30, John W. Noble, of St. Louis. Mo.,
presiding; address, "The Columbia River,"
Major J. G. Langfitt, Corps of United
States Engineers. U. S. A.; address, "Ori
ental Trade." Theodore B. Wilcox, presi
dent Trans-Mississippi Commercial Cos
press; John Barrett, American Minister to
United States of Colombl&jJaraes J. HU1.
St. Paul, Minn.; Kang Yu Wei, New York
City.
Thursday Afternoon.
Address, "Future Markets In the Ori
ent," F. B. Thurber, New York City; ad
dress. "The Pacific Ocean Trade as Af
fecting the West." H. W. Furlong, of Sau
Francisco, director of the Pacific Com
mercial Museum; "Alaska," W. A. Kelly.
Sitka, "vice-president for Alaska, presid
ing; discussion under the direction of the
official representative named by Governor
John-G. Brady, of Alaska; address, "Ex
MM SIGMA CONVENTION
GREEK LETTER COLLEGE FRAT
MEETS IN PORTLAND.
Western District Asaembly to Bring
Member From Principal Uni
versities aad Cities. v
Next Friday, August IS, the western
district of the Greek letter college fra
ternity. Kappa Sigma, will hold its annual.
conclave in Portland. This district in
cludes Stanford University and the state
universities of California, Oregon and
Washington, in thciof which there Is a
chapter of the fraternity. Undergraduate
members of the order are expected from
each of these colleges, and In addition
a large number of alumni, at present
residing on the Coast and in the Middle
West. A special train will bring a large
delegation from Seattle. Tacoma and other
Sound cities. San Francisco, Los Angeles
and Denver will also be represented and
the members of the fraternity residing
here will swell tho number and attend
to the reception and entertainment of
the visiting Kappa Sigs.
Since the conclave la not the annual
National gathering, to which all the chap
ters throughout the country send dele
gates, and fraternity business of National
Importance Is transacted, a short business
session Friday morning Is calculated to
suffice for the transaction of such busi
ness as may be before the Western dis
trict body, and the rest of the day will
bo spent In sightseeing and pleasure
seeking, the day's programme concluding
frith a reunion around the banquet
table.
Stanley W. Martin, of Virginia, one of
the grand officers of the fraternity, will
be tho guest of honor and lend dignity
to the occasion. Mr. Martin Is coming
across the continent to be present at
this gathering as tho representative " of
the grand council of the order.
First P. E. O. Chapter in Oregon.
The organization of the first P. E. O.
Chapter In this state was completed
resterday at the home of Mrs. John E.
Aitchison, 682 Wasco street; Mrs. B. F.
Esbelman. president of the Washing
ton grand chapter, acting as organizer,
as proxy for Mrs. Jennie A. Burch, of
Omaha, Neb. Mr Cshelmnn was as
sisted by Mrs. Carrie L. Tribble, Chap
ter E, Omaha, Neb : Mrs. Georgle F.
Thornton, Chapter E. Omaha, Neb.;
Kate W, Hull. Chapter X; Oskaloosa,
Iiu, and Mrs. Myrta G Ferguson, Chap
ter N, Minden, Neb., all now residents
of Portland .
The chapter Is composed of the fore
positions and Their Influence Upon the
Development of the Country." David R.
Francis, president of the Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition.
Friday, August 18 Morning.
S:30 to 9:30. nrescntatlon of resolutions:
,9:30, President Theodore B. Wilcox, pre-
holding the next session; address. "The
Department of Mines and Mining.'1 J. H.
Richards, of Boise. Idaho, president of
the American Mining Congress; Colonel
T. W. M. Draper. San Francisco and Ed
ward H Benjamin. San Francisco," presi
dent of California Mining Association: ad
dress, "The Panama Canal." Hon. Hugh
Craig, San Francisco.
Friday Afternoon.
Address. "American Scenery and Its Ef
fect Upon Travel," Dr. Roland D. Grant,
Vancouver. B. C; address. "The Ameri
can Consular Service." Charles Truax,
Chicago; address. "The Merchant Ma
rine." Aaron Vanderbllt, New York City,
chairman of committee on Merchant Ma
rine of the Chamber of Commerce, New
going and following ladles: Mesdames
John E. Altchlson, W. O. Haines, A. C
Going, T. H. Edwards. J. P. Jaeger. E
E. Thomas and J. C Grady.
After tho completion of ceremonies
and election of officers, the ladles were
Invited to the dining-room, wnich wa
daintily decorated In tho society col
ors, white and yellow. A handsome bowl
of marguerites, the club flower, adorned
the table. Refreshments were served,
tho time being most pleasantly passed.
The members departed all enthusiastic
over the prospect of the growth of r.
E. O. in Oregon.
GREAT ORGANIST COMING
Clarence Eddy to Give Two Inau
gural Recitals at New Trinity
Church Tills "Week.
The Portland musical season opens
auspiciously this week, Thursday and
Friday evening, with two grand pipe
organ recitals. Elaborate arrangements
have been made for the occasion by tho
committee In charge and only a limited
number of tickets will be sold so that
there will be no uncomfortable over
crowding. The organist Is no less than
the world-famous Clarence Eddy, the
mere mention of whose name is assur
ance of the very best In pipe-organ
music. On 'this occasion the grand Kim
ball pipe organ, by far tno finest in the
West, which has Just been Installed In
Trinity Church by Ellers Piano House,
will be heard by the public for the first
time. Mrs. Grace Morel Dickman, the
contralto soloist of Rutger's Church.
New York, will sing. It Is also hoped
that A. L. Alexander, who won many
friends during his stay In Portland
last Winter, will reach. Portland In tlmo
to sing. Mr. Alexander has beeapur
sulng his vocal studies In Paris for
some months and those who have heard
him can feel assured of a still greater
treat. He Is expected to arrive iri Port
land about the middle of the week.
W7.Se BUFFALO AND RETURN S7J50.
On August 14 and 15 the Great Northern
Railway will sell excursion tickets to
Buffalo and return at rate of- 5S7.M for the
round trip, tickets good going via Great
Northern Railway, returning same or any
direct route, stop-overs allowed on return
trip, limit 00 days east of Chicago, 0 days
west.
For additional information call on or
address H. Dickson. C P. & T. A.. Great
Northern Railway. 122 Third stret. Port
bind, Or.
LOW EXCURSION BATES TO THE EAST.
On sale August li. 13. H and 2S. also
September 16 and 17. the Rock Island
Railway will sell round-trip tickets to
Eastern points at greatly reduced rates.
For full particulars call on or address
A. H. McDonald, general agent. 140 Third
trr, Portland, Or-
York; George W. Dickie, San Francisco;
John M. Thurston. Omaha; address, "The
Preservation of tho Forests." R. L. Mc
Cormlck, Tacoma. Wash.; address, "Re
ciprocity Between Canada. United States
and Mexico." Herbert Strain. Great Falls,
Mont.; address. 'The West the Best," B.
C Wright, San Francisco.
Friday Evening.
7:30. "Tho Yellowstone National Park.
Illustrated." by Barry Bulkley, under the
auspices of tho Interior Department.
Saturday, August 19 Morning.
S:30 to 9:30, presentation of -resolutions;
9:30. John Henry Smith. Salt Lake City,
presiding; address, "Department of Com
merce and Labor." John W. Noble, St.
Louis, formerly Secretary of the Interior;
address. "Homo Manufactures," H. D.
Loveland. San Francisco, president Pacific
Coast Jobbers & Manufacturers Asso
ciation: W. B. Heyburn, United States
Senator. Idaho, chairman Senate commit
tee on manufactures: address, "The Live
stock Interests of the Trans-Mississippi
Region." T. M. Tomllnson, Denver, secre-
STITCH BROKEN KNEE-GUPS
ONE OF THE MOST DELICATE OPE
RATIONS PERFORMED.
Fifty-Three Surgeon Witness Opera
tion oa Mlxs Ella "Wllsea
tit Hospital. .
One of the most delicate and serious
of operations known to surgery was
performed upon Miss Ella Wilson at the
Good Samaritan Hospital yesterday
morning Jn the presence of 53 promi
nent medical men of Portland. Both
knee-caps were recently broken and
had to be stitched together.
After completing tho difficult opera
tion. It was pronounced a success. Th
operating surgeons give It aa their
opinion that Miss Wilson will be able
to resume her work as an actress.
Before performing the operation, a
lecture of about ten minutes length
was delivered by the surgeon In charge
to which the assemblage listened with
Intense Interest. This being tile sec
ond cast of tho kind on record, the oc
casion was of great Importance, and
the work of the skilled men. as they
performed tne delicate task, was fol
lowed closely by all present.
If tho hopes of the surgeons are
realized. Miss Wilson will be able at
the expiration of sir weeks to resume
her theatrical work. This Is most re
markable, when It Is known that under
the old style of operation, she would h
doing well could she take up her work
within one year.
Miss Wilson will be given a benefit
performance at the Baker Theater on
week from next Tuesday, at which
time acts from all of the city theaters
will be on the programme. She Is one
of the most popular members of tho
profession In- the city. She Is an honor
ary member of B. P. O. E., No. 1, New
York. Mia Wilson sustained the fracture of
her knee-caps In a fall in her room
several days ago.
Art Treasures In. French Churches.
Jewelers Circular Weekly.
According to a report Just Issued by the
French Minister of Fine Arts, the
churches of France, and not the Louvre,
the Luxembourg, the Musees de Cluny
and Carnavalet, contain the art treas
ures of the nation. Thgart treasures in
the public galleries and museums are but
a comparatively small part of the artis
tic wealth of France. It is estimated that
If brought under the hammer the pictures,
tapestries, statues, carvjngs and other
works of art would realize the fabulous
tary American Stock-Growers' Associa
tion; address. "The Reclamation Service,"
F. H. Newell, chief engineer, and Edmund
T. Perkins. Washington. D. C. under the
auspices of Interior Department; address,
"The Future of the Trans-MIsslsslppl Re
gion." George H. Maxwell, Chicago, chair
man National Irrigation Association: ad
dress, 'The Relation of Floods to Irriga
tion and Navigation,' Thomas L. Cannon.
St. Louis; address. "The Experimental
Station a Factor In Commercial Develop
ment." James Wlthycombe. Corvallis, Or.;
nddress, "The Improvement of Rivers." P.
J. Van Loben Sels. San Francisco, of the
River Improvement and Drainage Asso
ciation of California; address. "The Im
provement of Rivers and Harbors," N. C.
Blanchard. Governor of Louisiana, for
merly chairman of the House committee
on rivers and harbors; address, "The
Duty of the General Government to Pro
tect the Banks and Improve the Missouri
and Other Streams and Ports." Henry T.
Clarke, Omaha, president of Missouri
River Improvement Association; address,
"Good Roads." Granville Dodge, Wash
ington. D. C. chief of Bureau of Good
Roads Inquiries; also officials of the Na
tional Good Roads Association. Report of
the committee on resolutions.
Curtis on Irrigation.
"Irrigation In India," is tho subject
upon which William E. Curtis, the well
known newspaper correspondent, will
talk at the coming meeting of the Na
tional Irrigation Congress at the Lewis
and Clark Exposition. This will be an
entertaining subject as In that ancient
country the Inhabitants have raised
the products of the soil for centuries
with the aid of artificial moisture. Mr.
Curtis has traveled extensively in that
country, and has possessed himself of
an array of facts that will enable him
to tel the congress how water is ap
plied to the land in that country and
give a comparison of the methods used
there with those in the United States.
sum of six milliards of francs. The lit
tle Roman Church of Conques. lost In
the mountains of Aveyron, la possessed
of a 'treasure which was on view at the
exhibition of 1900. It waj of such mar
velous1 beauty that a syndicate of art
dealers offered for it the sum of 32.000,000
francs. It contains the finest enamels In
the world, reliquaries given by the early
kings of France, and Roman statues In
gold and silver. Fortunately for France,
the art syndlcato did not buy it.
WHEN INDIANS-PLAY BALL
Bloodshed, Battle, 3rurder and Sudr
den Death Follow.
Kansas City Star.
A game of ball, resembling lacrosse.
In Indian Territory is a peculiar, a fas
cinating and a bloody game. It Is as
much the National, game among each
of the five civilized tribes as baseball
Is our National game. It Is played on
a ground almost like a gridiron. There
are two goals 150 yards apart, and the
object Is to pass the ball between theso
goals. The balls used are like base balls.
They are made by the Inrlans of yarn
and covered with deer skin. A stick
about two feet long with a spoon
shaped end and the back of this open
spoon laced with thongs Is used. In this
spoon the Indian must catch the ball.
He Is not allowed to touch It with his
hands. He catches and throws with the
stick. There are 20 players orra side.
The Indian catches the ball In his
spoon club and starts to run with It.
He is immediately tackled by his op
ponents, and what follows very closely
resembles a "down" In football. He runs
as far as he can and then throws the
ball out of his stick. The opposing
players try to stop him. They strike
his stick If they can and If they cannot
hit tho stick they hit the" player, and
the are no't particular where nor how
.hard. This makes the gamo bloody and
players are often killed. This Is espe
cially true when th game Is betwoea
rival towns. Women often play In the
game with men. Women are allowed
the privilege of using their hands to
throw the balL With this advantage
they frequently win over an opposing
team of men, as they are as fleet as
their opponents. There is no time limit
to the game. The game consists of 21
points and the play continues until
the ball is put through one goal 21
times.
S FECIAL EXCURSION RATES.
Very Low Nlaety-Day Tickets East Offered
by O. B. & N.
August 21. 23, September 16. 17, the O
R. & N. sells 90-day special excursion
tickets to Eastern points; stopovers grant
ed going and returning. Particulars of
C W. Stinger, city ticket agent O. R. fc
N. Co.. Third and Washington streets,
Portland.-
DELEGATES OH IK
Various Cities Want the Next
Session of Congress.
FORESTRY AND IRRIGATION
Resolutions Committee Will Havo
Pruning of "What Delegates In
troduce for Guidance of
tho Committee.
Kansas City Is sending a large del
egation to the Trans-MIasIsslppI Com
mercial Congress and they are new on
their way to Portland. Three rooms
have been set aside in the Hotel Port
land as headquarters for the delega
tion, which will be In charge of Colonel
Fred W. Fleming. It is expected they
wlll arrive here next Tuesday morning.
One of tho important papers, to be.
read at the congress, and which is be
ing looked forward to with much In
terest, will bo that by A. B. Tharber.
president of the Vnlted States Export
Association on the subject, "Future
Markets of the Orient." Mr. Thurber
was private secretary to ex-President
Grover Cleveland and is now a man of
affairs in New York City.
Mr. Thurber sees a glorious future
for the Pacific Coast country and be
lieves that routes of commerce are
shifting from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific! He believes that in this direction
lies the futuro arena of the world's
struggle for commercial supremacy and
he believes the United States is Just
entering upon a period when this coun
try will be supreme In the commerce of
the world. Thl3 portends greatness
for the Pacific Coast cities and Port
land Is expected tb play an Important
part In this movement.
Resolutions "Will Be Abundant.
One of the hardest-workfng division
of the congress will be the committed
on resolutions. This committee wir.
hold sessions day and night to consider
the many resolutions that will be prr
sented by delegates. It Is the duty of
this 'committee to wade through the
resolutions and finally get them In
shape to be presented for adoption -r
rejection. Those finally adopted will re
placed In tho hands of tne Congres
sional committee and the latter bdy t
structed to do all in Its power te g.t
them acted upon by the Congress of t.ta
United States.
Forestry Subjects.
Preservation of forests Is another
vital subject to be trented by the con
gress. There are many arguments o
be presented as to why the forests c
every state should be preserved to
larger extent than formerly and advo
cates of forest preservation will be on
hand to support their contentions. For
ost preservation enters largely Into the
subject of Irrigation and will also be
discussed at the coming meeting of tho
National Irrigation Congress.
A 'pretty contest will come up in the
convention over the next meeting place
Several cities desire the next session,
among which are Denver and Duluth,
The yellow fever epidemic In New Or
leans has probably taken that city out
of the race, but It Is possible that it
will have no bearing on the case as
the epidemic will no doubt have been
long stamped out when the time comes
for the meeting of tho next congress.
It Is not denied, however, that the
chances of New Orleans have greatly
dlminlshed.
WORK OF EQUAL SUFFRAGE
Gratifying Progress Is Reported at
Meeting of Society.
At the meeting of the Orogon State
Equal Suffrage Association held yes
terday afternoon at Mrs. Mallory's par
lors, 193 Sixth street, much Interest
was manifested In the encouraging re
ports concerning the Initiative petition
for a referendum vote at tho forth
coming June election.
Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe, president of
the association, is conducting the work
in a manner highly satisfactory to her
constituents, whose numbers and en
thusiasm are Increasing at a rate pleas
ing to her co-workers.
Among tho workers who have re
ported gratifying progress with tne
petitions were: Dr. Jeffreys Myers. Dr.
Esther C. Pohl, Dr. Mary Thompson,
Mrs. M. C Cartwrlght, Mrs. A. S. Duni
way. Mrs. Moreland Harvey. Miss F.
E. Gotshall, Dr. I. O. Johnson. Dr. A.
C. French. Mrs. Judge Galloway. Mrs.
Judge Waldo, Mrs. J. P. Wager and
many others.
It was voted to request the newspa
pers throughout the state to publish tno
full text of the Initiative petitions. In
connection with the letter of Instruc
tions, which accompany It; and all pu
pers complying were thanked for their
courtesy In advance
The association also publicly thanks
all who assisted In making the conven
tion of the National American Wom
an's Suffrage Association such a decid
ed success, and particularly the busi
ness men who contributed so generous
ly to tne expense of conducting It,
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