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TUB WEATHEI; '
Potrii!jr showers; westerly wind. '
VOL. II. NO. 25.
Accident to Electric Company's
Plant "Leaves Portland ; in
' Darkness and Robs Citi
zens cf Car Service. v
u?c:moN AND OAKS
Portland, Steeped iq. Ecyptijut; Nighty
C.:i Ntturedly Gets Out Candle
and Larapa and Proceed About Its
B uainess,: - While Peopl Going ' to
Theatres Enjoy the ( Walk.
i Portland wa plunged Jntp total
darkness fr S minute following tb
hour Of.T:SO o'clock last iilhU, A cross
circuit on the wires la the power plant
of the Portland oenere! Elsctrlo com
pany. In North Portland, caused th
wttrhboardr on which . ' were connected
It the feed wires aupplylng the,, city
with power. to burn. out.
., Business, bouses were without light.
streets were in -darkness, -a dark, pall
hung ever the exposition streetcar traf
Bo was .stopped and ell Jlnee of but-
feiesa dependent on electrlo power were
I demoralised for more than an hour.
I The aooideait oocurred at the busiest
nour or to Tenina, wnem inouaanas
of people 'word on their war to -the
lwl and -Kurk exposition, the Oaks
and tfte theatres, -or -were la the city
doing. Jbetr ehopplog. The espoelUon
grounds were crowded with people and
when -the lights went out consternation
reigned." The same state of affaire ex
Isted at the Oaks, where thousande of
10 OITY QUILT
people tmtf gathered to erttneee theyrrof,ttorney and by the
technic displar at the "Fall of PompeiLf
At both resorts the grounds were: In
darkness for more 'than half, an hourV
and at the latter place the tight were
o dim that the attractions were unable
to run until after t o'clock. V; :
Btxeeeoare aaevped. ,
-. Every streetcar line of tb Portland
Consolidated Railway company, west of
rue river, excepting tne jrirtn ana J en ar
son street . lines, the power for whioh
was supplied bjr the old eeble-llne sta
tion, wus out of commlealon. The Warns
condition existed en the eeet sldel . At
the time of the accident the cats -were
crowded ' .with passengers- coming Into
the city or going to the fair grounds,
and tbey either bad to wale) or watt un
til the wire were repaired. . There waa
sufficient power on the eaat aid to allow
the' cere to- cross the river, and on 4he
west side the car ran by- gravity Into
the business district of the city junUl
on . Washington and ' Morrison - street
from Seventh to jKlrt the track were
Jammed. Th Mm was true :of the
lines on Third and First street. - Traf
fic was completely demoralised, and It
was not until after o'clock that the
car were running on their regular
, As soon as the current from the Port.
land Oeneral Electric company was cut
1 off th ent and west lde power plants
' of th Portland Consolidated (Hallway
company were put to operation and sup
plied sufficient' power to twit tne. car
during the earlier hour of th 'night.
The ear over tb Morrison street bridge
r w. ha nrrft to be supplied with power.
j end began to move within 10 minute
j H X ler U9 iWluvni, , miiu m 1 ... .
I blockade ceased. Th company had eon
i slderable difficulty In handling the peo
,ple who; had con grega ted -t the corner
of the business streets. The most trou
"i bis w . experienced "With the crowd
going to and from th exposition
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BRAT1D JURY VJINS RAC
federal Body la Htttily QaKad Together ty Distript Attorney and
Indictments Returned Against Three Men Accused bf '
n the Siletz Reserve.
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Two more indlctmenta were returned"
yesterday afternoon" by ' the federal
grand Jury, both belhg based on the al-4ged-fnud
-in-the-Sllet...Inlln re: ,
eerve."; A Jn tb case of the Indict-1
ment returned laet week, the statute
of iimlUtlon-hd almost run, and for
this reason the-grand Jury we hastily
called together yesterday after, having
taken a recess until next Tuesday.
' W N. Jonei; former representative
froni thl county, Thaddeu .S.potter.
a attorney of thl city, and Ira Wade
nr the defendant In the first -of the
two indictment. They - re -ctmrged
lOilTconrprrtns" to defrend the govern
iii. 'Bt of public lands by mean of per,
Jnred entrlee made In 101 ) nd 11.
TUe entrymep Darned In the Indictment
District Attorney Manning De
termined to Probe to the Bot-,
' torn the Scandal in' the
Jansen Case. - -
TO ISSUE . SUBPOENAS r;iv ;i
FOR ALL CONCERNED
Will Make : Searching Inquiry Jnto I
- Connection of H. H. RiddeUWRh
tha Eatata and Hia Conduct May
Be Subject of Invcitigation by the
; Oregon Bar Auociatioo.
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A searching investigation lnto the
charges against ay H. Upton,' H. H.
Rlddell 'and, all other who were con
nected with the Rudolph Jensen estate
will begin next Wednesday morning at
:! tfclock in th office of District At
torney Manning. . It is Intended to probe
all matters pertinent to the -disclosures
In the county and probate courts.
- 1 shall' Issue ' subpoena." eald" Mr;
Manning, "that will bring -before mi
every One who can throw light on the
subject."'- -. ' n7.-..-,r-.
Preparatory to the Investigation Mr.
Manning has been quietly gathering evi
dence, and already ha In hia possession
many important facts. -Although he re
(fuses to make statement prior to the
Inuulry. ' u la -apparent that be. think
the situation serlonsy end It is believed
by persons Who- are eloee to hint that
startling revelations wlU. ; result from
hie tnveetigeUon.' ' . 1
The statu' of -H. H,- Rlddell la said
to call for an Inquiry by the district
the Oregon State Bar Associa
erieos AUegenons ltade.
Rlddell, o It 1 said, in 'the Jaoseo
ease and In many other did what can-
noi o ovonoosea ay tne rest . or in
legal ; profession, end ' the .dletrlct
attorney believe else that hi acts In
connection with the Jansen case 'may
com within the purview of the, crimi
nal statutes Of Oregon. . . . r,'
It Is understood that one Question to
be determined In his - case is - whether
or not a statement made before the eourjt
a lawyer e swprn ef fleer of the
court may bo regarded as made under
oath. The assertion ' ia made that. If
It .be true that such statements are to
so looked-on. evidence is at hend
tending to show that Rlddell wag guilt
er perjury. v - . ' M ,
Enough i material 'lies, been eathankd
to warrant the following statement w
what la likely to be brought out; by the
investigation of the district attorney:
Ridden, was counsel for the adminis
trator. R. O. Scott, Jn the Rudolph Han
sen estate, and was given a contract
by Scott for the collection of , clalm
against the Portland Consolidated Rail
way company for the death or Jansen.
on a contingent fee of per cent of
the amount collected.- The county Judge
had authorised not - more - than- (9 per
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Bmffla Appear MetaTTT,' ;-.
R. W.'Rtfffln, a lawyer residing at
South Bend. Washington, had a contract
with Herman Jensen, brother of the
deceased, who held power of attorney
from th heir the father end under
He terms was to have- I per cent of
the' money procured for the estate, f i
Rlddell and Ruffln. each discovering
that the other hed a contract, conferred
upon the suggestion fof Rufus Mallory.
attorney for- the Portland Consolidated,
and compromised by signing an agree
ment whereby each sold to the other
a half .Interest In hia contract . : . .
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mn the tool Of .th defendant are Daniel
Clark, George F, Merrill, Oranvel -C.
Lawrence, ' James Land fair, - Addison
Longenecker, Louis Paqiiet. Henry 4 M.
Rlgg and WUIlam "TT Everson.' ,"
The. tndlotment, sete forth a letter
written- by -'Jones '-to-- Senator , Fulton
urging the patenting of th claim, and
a . letter from Fulton to Secretary
Hitchcock Indorsing Jones .a trust
worthy man. .-, ) ' . J
'. Th second Indictment -fs directed
against Herman K. Finch. Thaddeue 8.
Potter and Bert Blauvelt, charging eon
piracy to defraud the government of
publie land.' Both Finch arid Potter -are
alleged to have made perjured affida
vits In proving up on homestead claims
and Blauvelt wis art attesting witness.
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OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING,' SEPTEMBER 3. 18C5.
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r 1UU1mIJ--1V: VX lTaiXlaw . f eTenell JLXVeTX 1
NOT LIKELY TO BE. AVENGED
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iOVER KE17 YORK CITYfl
Hundreds of Thousands Witness
What Appears' fo.Be' a CkV s
- - 1 gantic Rocket.;;.rV.:.:ty'.'.
(Special DUpatefe T lssed Wire to Tke Joarasl)
New York, Sept t.The; . hundreds, of
thousands who saw what appeared "to
be a glgantlo skyrocket shooting aoross
the sky above NeV Tork last evening,
may rest, assured that they, wltneesed
the flight of the , most remarkable
shooting star that has been turned loose
in this vicinity In many year. The fact
that the meteor broke Just as It ap
peared to be about to htrlke the earth,
resolving itself Into thousande .of bril
liant whirling fragment., convinced
nearly . everybody that - saw ' It that.; It
was a 'Piece of firework.
' Confirmation of the fact that the tepee,
taole-v we furnished by - a meteorite
comes today In the ehape of letters from
different sections of. the clty.tndlnatlng
that It waa aeen In an area practically
comprehending all of New Tork."';.:
People on the . street were attracted
by the swiftly traveling meteorite at
about 7:1 o'clock. ' At the same time it
was seen by many residents In Brooklyn.
In the northeastern heavene an Immense
ball of white fire seemed to. be drop
ping from the senlth. It was moving
with tremendous speed end leaving a
white nebulous tall that faded slowly..
.While the spectator gned spellbound
the projectile broke like a gigantic
shell. Fragment were hurled In. every
direction.-- All --were listenings for the
detonation' of th esploeionv but- hone
waa. heard.. .". . ' ' ',
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r. ' (SpeeUI Mssateb te the' JeanaLt ' j. ' '
Missoula; MtmL, SepU I. Severe for
est Ores are raging, between here and
Weltacev- and; between. .Wellace and
Slate creek, end the smoke which' over
hangs Wallace l so heavy the moon I
obscured, and the '-top of the moun
tains are almoat hidden; Passengers on
the train-f rem-WaHeee-eey-the fltes een
be seen from the train and are burning
brightly. - Hundreds .of acres of timber
are bains' 'destroyed' In northern 'Idaho
by th flamee. . - ..-,;'..:,;
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.V ' TO Olrola Maeonle Tenple. ; , v '
(SpixHal DUpetek kUase Whs te Tk Jearssn
-Toledo, ' Sept.' S. Roy . "Knabenshue,
Toledo's famous aeronaut, signed a con
tract thl afternoon with Paul D. House,
manager of the White City Amusement
company, to cirri the Mason lo building
at Chicago In hi airship, th flight, to
tak place September II or J.
, nti v-'ciy-wFFifi uriBP. errnr itrrrryrrrr'
ON LY SIX ; WEEKS MORE.
Police Fail to Find Single Clue
ThatWould Aid in Fol- V i
, lowing Assassin. .
EARLY OPPORTUNITIES -vr
k Z ENTIRELY OVERLOOKED
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th . Circumstances Sur
" rounding One of the Moat Remark'
. able Criminal Tragedies in the Hia-
"tory Of th SutgV
St Aiorn M.. Tmwhrlilra. "A
For three weeks the detective and
the district -attorney have been, vainly
seeking for some clue to the person who
caused the death of Mrs. Minnie Bv'Ven
Dran,' one of the most mysterious trage
dies In the history. of the northwest. -. :
I Murder 1 stamped on almost every
feature of the caee murder so revolt
ing, so 'cold-blooded, that none 'but a
devil n' human form could have "con
ceived end carried It out. Yet no trace
of the . murderer has been . found, end
today .the police "ere ee much -In doubt
as to the motive and Identity of the
assassin as they were an hour after the
crime was committed. . ' x. ."-'' - t
- Doubtless the ' murderer could have
been discovered. , Prompt, skillful work
on the part of the detectives would ' al
most certainly have given result. But
they, waited until, the scent had grown
'eold, end now they are still fetuonsly
waiting- In the -eurlous - hope ' that - by
some .miracle It will again become ee
warm a to be perceptible to their dulled
eenaee.. '.',.-'' ' ; f .
' Th story of the' tragedy ia' a remark
able exposition of the manner in which
a cese mey be botched by careless, Ig
norant work on 'the part of those who
ere ch rged- with-the- detection-of -crlmor
There were clues which, ' if . they had"
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LABOR DAY TOMORROW
V r A GENERAL HOLIDAY
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e. Portland's working people will e
relebrt lAbor day tomorrow at-
- Cedar ,' park. The . Government
e building at the, exposition will
-be, kept open to visitors for theTe)
e .first .time tln ,lte history on a e
4 legal holiday: The county ende
e city, offices and banks will be e
e '. closed and there will--be but two ' e
mall dellveiie In the bualneae
section of the 'city -end one In
the residence. districts; the gen-
eraT delivery window will -, be -
open until 19 a. m. ; ; .
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FOUR V SECTIONS FORTY-FOUR
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CHIEF . JUSTICE lilTERFERES
California Authorities Cast Re
;C flections on Jurist in Appeal, j
; :i '. h i to Washington, - I? ;
. IBpecUr DUpetek te The JoaraeL) L
' Victoria.' B. C. Sept. 1. The Collins
extradition case promise to rank with
th ' Gaynor . and Greene case in inter
national interest. Justice Martin of the
supreme court. In fixing the hearing ot
the' case for November 1. refused to -In
terfere with the . order committing Col-
line to Jell made by the extradition com
missioner. An application before Chief
Justice Hunter was made end later re
eulted (nHunter mnftleg an Order that
Collin should be placed rn the cus
tody of the sheriff up to November 1.
' California authorltlee will Uke step
to nave representations made to Wash
ington. In -which reflections are cast on
the chief Justice for interfering, and
these In turn Will be sent to Ottawa c
- It has been urged that as lb the Gey
nor and Greene case, . where similar In
terference took place4 an appeal ahould
be made to the privy council to decide.
The decision that they made In the Gay.
nor and Greene case was in support of
thl -contention and against the light
of any Judge to Interfere with the order
of another, while the case was pending,
THREE FACE DEATH WHEN :
BOAFS OILTANK BURSTS
;. (Special DUpetek Is The JesnaLt '
Aatorlev Or.rt Sent, t. While Howard
H Knight, Reevee Emerson and Louis
Hertwtir. well-known ydung men, were
riding on the river tonight In gasoline
verely burning Hart wig.--The gasoline
.wenot feedluv propei1 ly ndHriwtg
mane a.lnveatlgat1oaw,.An explosion
followed unexpectedly and all three men
Jumped --overboard. The . water was
shallow et the point where th mishap
ooourred end the boat Was dragged onto
the sands.' Knight- end ( Emerson ee
teped Injury. Hart wig's injuries con
sist of burns ebout the bead and arm.
irt miri TiiAnne mutm
uul.uicl. inunrc ruunu ,
r ; DEAD BY ROADSIDE
(Sseelsl nsseteh byUased Wbe t Tk Jeersall
'Ventura, Cel, Sept. J.Oolonet pen
re r R. Thorpe,' a wealthy resident of
Loe Angeles. . waa found deed - by the
roadside .near -Mooter park -early- this
morning. Heath waa probably, due to
heart disease. .. He .wee a prominent
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Uprising of Foreigners Against
; Yellow Fever Treatment in
the Town, of 4 Patter-"
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TROOPS ORDERED OUT- . -;
TO QUELL DISORDERS
Think Physicians 4 Ara ' Killing tha
People r and Blam .Them , Instead
of tha PlAguaThouaands to Wit
! ncsa , Unique .-' Baseball Cam for
, &enefit'bf Afflicted ebpleJT ,
(SpeeUI Dlspateh sy Leased Whs e Tke Jearaal)
New Orleans, Sept. S. Official fever
report -to p. m.: New esses, 17; total
caeee to date, l.ttS; death today, :
total deathe to date, M; new foci, 10.
kA telegram from Patterson. Loulslens,
to the state board of health laU thl
afternoon announces an uprising of Ital
tans in that, section against the -fever
treatment of the physician In charge.
A' greet crowd .of, the foreigner bare
surrounded the emergency hospital. Jab
bering and threatening te burn down
the hevpltal wUh all th patients. Th
Italian charge that th doctors are
killing their, people. This same trouble
has been experienced with .the IJeUans
In this city, but only to a Small- degree;
They bare been ' stubborn proposition
for the physician to handle;-
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'Word .was wired Governor Blanchard
and b instantly ordered protection for
tbe fever force 14 Patterson, handed by
DrV Rudolph , in cliarge. He wired Cap
tain J-W. JBoa tick Dfthia. city to. burn
arms and ammunition to Patterson by
special .train, consigned to Henry Haue
man so' that the cltlsens vigilance com
mittee Alight be prepared to. defend It
self and put- down.: the- Insurrection,
Meanwhile the people of Patterson have
organised end will fight If needs be.
Captain Boatick waa ordered by Gov
ernor . Blanchard to - hold a - squad - of
state troops In reedlness to move at
eny moment by. special, train over the
Southern Paolno. , The whole city baa
been aroused over thl rebellion of the
Italians at Patterson, where the- hospital
service Je - doing everything known ' to
science to prevent the foreigner from
dying with fever. '
Patterson la a eypree sawmliy town,
SI mllaa west of here en the Southern
Paclflc y'lt is the home of Hon. Frank
B. William, th : mllllonalr ' cypress
.-' . '-. trsie.ma Be beJl S)em. .
Probably ' the most , unkjue baseball
game on record wui be played here
September 11 for the . benefit of the
yellow fever fund. Arrengemente were
practically - completed today by which
President Roosevelt 'will touch n elec
trlo wire at Sagamore hill end start the
piy. ' 1 ., " - ' ".v
. Miss Mollis Blanchard. the famous
southern girl, who sang "Dixie" at tbe
Louisville reunion end secured the pext
reunion for New Orleans through her
magnetic voice, will lng "Dixie" et the
opening of the game, to be accompanied
and to be surrounded by MO school
children! It la estlmeted that 4,0
people Will be present and witness this
unique Sight . ' -' ' '
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sur' win saw wti.. -
(Coprrlfkt, Heant News gei ilee. by: Leseed
. :'.'.. Wire t Tke JootasLr,
' liondon. Sept. 1. Jean Reld' may
marry Lord Brooke end Gladye Mills
mey become Ledy Acheson. Both are
American girt. -. '. '; . r. ' -
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WITAL i 10
SEIIIG ID cooin
GIRIS II! PDDLIC SCHOOLS
Practical Course in Domestlo Science for Girls Is Decided on l.v
Domestic science for girl will be In
troduced Into the puhllo . schools this
fall as planned by the city board of edu
cation at the time manual training
for boys was Instituted laet year. The
member of th city school board -are
nearly ' unanlmoue in their opinion on
this Innovation. .- -
While th male member - of the
classes are et work Mn the workshops
th glrle wUl b busy with their sewing
and cooking, just how extensive do
mestlo eclence will be Inetttuted le not
known, but teaohers will be eoioioyed
and workrooms maintained 'to the ex
tent ef the flnancee which mey be de
voted to that, line of wo'V . ;
Mre. I W. r' .tton. H. Vy (Itenberg and
t.: N. Flelerhner declared themselvpe in
lfvor ot Ir.t?c2uclng dor-etto sr'nce
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Peace Agreement PaxxiJ L';:
I. by Envoys Will De zkzrtzzS
Sunday and Sirned by .
v i Monday Afternoon.
EvOVEp SAXHALIN'S FATu
ETacuatloa of Manchuria Represents
' Diplomstic rpr-Splitting. Each
' Side rearing That tha OtherWUl
ObUfiit an - Advantage No jVord
""Rectiyd From Eaperor ofJtit"
'"' By William Hosier. " :
(SpeeUI Dispatch ky Uased Win Tke JeeraaU
Portsmouth.. Sept JL At the conclu
klon of the conference between the Bus
slab and Japaneae envoys tonight Mln- -Uter
Takahtrn said: "r-:. . - -
"It Is a. practical certainty now that
the peeoe treaty will be signed on Mon
day afternoon.- We have tonight gone
over the text of the treaty and every,
thing t satisfactory. Probably we will
have another private conference tomor
row er MojkaaaVV...'..;.. ,,s,-u.. .
', Baron Rosen; aald: ..-(.;.; ; .4 j
"Jt finished. -We have' spent 4 the
night considering the text and agree
ing, upon It. What remains to be done
can be done by the eecretarlee."."
Lete tonight theV final draft of the
peace, treaty between Japan and Russia
was completed. . The envoys are now
In session with Professor De Maartene '
and . Judge Dennfson. . comparing . the
French and English versions of ths con
vention and., agreeing-upon minor -de
tail of. terminology. Two calls-raDhera
are already here from "Washington and
tne 'treaty will be engrossed tomorrow.
unless some hitch occurs, the treaty
of Portsmouth will be signed on Mon
day afternoon. , Tuesday la expected to
witness the departure of the diplomats J
rrom tns wentworth. , .
Practically an alFdav conference wis
held here today by the envoys, complet
ing the work .which waa begun last
night , Greet difficulty was experienced
with the work of arranging the clause
concerning Sakhalin Island and th
evacuation ot Manchuria. a - ,.
w -TaIony Over Sakhalin, "
There waa great Jealousy exhibited
on both sides lest on should secure
some advantage- in Sakhalin over the
other elde, and an agreement was finally
reached whereby neither nation le to
be permitted either to-build fortifica
tions or maintain, troop in any nart .
-fof the island. There was also consid
erable friction with regard, to the prop
erty rights of the . Russians- who are
now hi that section of -the Island which
has been ceded to Japan. ' ,
In the -matter of the evacuation of -Manchuria
the same oloee attention ha
been given to detail, the clause repre- -sentlng
as fin an example of diplomatic
hairsplitting a ha ever been placed oa
paper. The treaty, while going minutely
Into the details of the evacuation, pro
vides for a later commission to arrange
for the actual transfer of the province
back to China and the evacuation of '
the troops. . ;'.,', 'j-,. ,,.'...,... . ;- '.
' Pavored station Clans,
vOwlng to the sum Jealousy bore that
exists with regard to Sakhalin, It la be
lieved that fully IS month will elapse
before all of the Russian and Japaneee
troops have finally left the province.
- The conference today also gave some
time- to a consideration of . property
right at Dalny and Port Arthur but no .
difficulty waa encountered In dlepoa-
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Tn Portlaod7 " 7:1 ' " t :f "
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at the board meeting Thursday eftee
noon. and It la known that Richard M A.
Hem and J. V. Beach favor the pro- .
sltlon. , It Is expected that at the f.. t
meeting ef tl5e board at which all t
liiembeis ars present, plans for.lr--duclng
the department will' be I,,
tuted. ''" '
Steps will also be token te, Intr- ;
m musical department and r- f
eompetewt musical directs a . t
teacb the children to sliift. ' -
bars of the board r out . !
of maslc and the others I i t
A mualrel Instructor T
he arhoole several y
drnerlmnt. was 4rn
dren berve not recelv.
In nlnglns t't severe"