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OF LAFE PENCE'S
FROM LEWIS AND
TS WORK IS ENDED
Women's Relief Committee
WHAT " IT ACCOMPLISHED
.Met for Sufferers From San Fran
fi.co Who Came to Portland as
llcfuirees Was Ample In
MICH WORK TO DO. .
Although the membera of
women's relief committee held a
meeting at the Armory yesterday
morning and decided to disband,
there is still a vast amount of work
to be done. More helpers are de
sired for today, as much of the
clothing on hand Is to be shipped to
San Francisco. ' Dozens of boxes
have, to be packed, and help is
Satisfied that they have done about all
that It Is possible for them to do in the
alleviation of the suffering of the thou
yn ikIm of homeless people in San Fran
cisco, nn.l that the condition Is such that
there 's no need for the continuance of
their norfc. the members of the women's
relief i-onimi'.tee met at the Armory yes
terday morning and disbanded. At the
meeting the various subcommittees ten
dred .heir final reports, which illustrate
the r.;.:snitiKlc of the work that has been
done. The members of the committee
have been working hard and faithfully for
the last two weeks, and have cairied
throi'Hii ihe greatest charitable undcrt ik
ing tiie women ot t-oruano. nave ever
been calico upon to perform.
Many Are Cared For.
Mrs. Hell Wilson; chairman of the re
ception committee, reported that the
wants of C500 men. women and children
had been ministered to. Miss Henrietta
Falling read the report of Miss Valentine
Prltchard. of the People's Institute, on
the work done by that organization. About
10 children and' about 400 adults were
Miss Samuels reported that clothes had
been furnished 1180 refugees who had
called at the Armory. Mrs. Louis G.
Taipley. chairman of the transportation
committee, reported the number of dona
tions made, and Mrs. J. N. Teal, head of
the. purchasing committee, announced the
expenditure of J27S1.76 for supplies.' Mrs.
,lnies Reed, of the Needlework Guild of
America, abated that her organisation had
donated 320 pieces for the sufferers.
Among those who were given votes of
thanks lor the assistance that had been
rendered the committee were Dr. Stephen
S; Wise, the employes of the Union De
pot, the Federated Trades committee, the
People's "Institute, the T. M. C. A., and
Work of Travelers Aid.
Mrs. Lola G. Baldwin, of the Travelers'
Aid. reported the receipt of nearly WOO
from charitably inclined persons, and
Mrs. W. J. Honeyman outlined .the part
.the T. M. C. A. had' taken in the work
of caring for the refugees. It was
brought out that Mrs. Wesley Ladd had
contributed a generous sum for the pur
chase of Pullman berths for all women in
a delicate condition, and that Mrs. Helen
l.add t'orbett had had two carriages con
stantly on hand for the purpose of trans
porting the nrk and Injured to the free
dispensary at the People's Institute.
All the reports were accepted and placed
on file as a permanent record. The clos
ing of ths affairs of the women's relief
committee devolves upon the executive
committee, which Is composed of Mrs.
Marv PSelps Montgomery, Mrs. S. Frank.
Mrs." Llizie Hamilton. Mrs. W. B. Ayer
and Mrs. C. H. Lewis.
Executive Committee's Efforts.
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ecutive committee will have completed
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1 nere la coiiBiaeramu viuiiiiiis v" neiiv i
and this will be moved to a room at 305 j
Jenerson street, tne uae oi which ub
been donated oy tne t-iiy uoaro oi nan.
The clothing that Is on hand will be
rent. I 't can xrmniew. nv.-w nu
new clothing which they would like to
(lOntl will pieajs noiuj inii. luiiw
Tarptey. There is plenty of old clothing
of all kinds on hand. A committee was
appointed at the meeting to have charge
of the room on Jefferson street, which is
composed of Mrs. Gus Simon, Miss Hen
rietta Failing, Mrs. Max Hirsch, Mrs.
John Cran and Mrs. Charles Kamm.
Petitions, for Local Option.
Petitions to determine whether the sale
of. Intoxicating liquors shall be -prohibited,
were filed in the County Clerk's office
yesterday to be voted upon at the June
election, as follows: Precincts 45, 46, 47
and 4S bounded by Hawthorne avenue.
East Stark street. East Tenth street and
the center line of section 6, township 1
south, range 2 east.
Precincts 66 and 67 The latter precinct
is St. Johns and precinct 66 includes a
large body of adjoining territory south.
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. t, ' - y ' I- Cimc honors of the highest order
' I " s ' - - t are in More for the four brae mtm-
Jl.ji v ' f :, I beru of the local Fire Department who
! , 1 I rendered such gallant fcervice in sav-
I . . ' f? k ' I ' ' t ins life at the Chamber of Commerce
ft, " S JTrS - f ' nre ldst month' At a meeting of the
tit ' jr ? IFire tommisKiuiieis jcamuaj, " for buildings on mese locations, auver-
t 1 s " r f f ST. I decided unanimously to recommend ap- tisements for bids will be Inserted wlth-
I I j ,V'f';? A ' "- t I propnate medals and engrossed certifl- out ,jeiay. Immediate action relative to
T I T ' - 2 & t t . i I rno,l- 1j- VI Qlai.-anQ .... , ,i i ,.tt..t.. e I
I , tgr- y ', M II and Ed Hewton, of Truck Company terminal grounds for engine company No.
I . W r ' k I x-o 1 and J T. Perkins and C. E. o i nirpwise recommended strongly by
t t ' I ll V t Hewston. of Truck Company No. 8. Chief Campbell.
fV-? , X Department Helier Funds.
W . jAjr . , . ............. T.!r.o. tho offorte tn renlenlsh the
T a'Jr" 'y jT . f Fire and Police Departments' relief
I ' ' - -i w A ' I funds, the Chief says: "The benent at
I I? , ' , t thc Heilig Theater netted the magnifl-
T ,y s JtZ I cent sum of $804: sale of programmes for
I sf"-!' " ss ' " " rk " v" " " " " - " t same. $151.25, and donations from a num-
I s- " jF" fi . t ber of generousi.v-disposea citizens,
I nJCjL-t ! ' i? , ', 1 Michael Reiff was appointed a hoseman I
!f diK t I " engine company ino. iu, aim me- im-
j i - M " - - I lowing retirements were announced: Wal-
I X y - - i , I ter A. Wilson lieutenant of engine eom-
I V.t ' J j-' I , if pany No. 3. and J. Leoy. hoseman of en-
I ! " " 1 f & i " 1 I 8ine company No. 3. Both resigned to
I ? " i I take better positions.
1 ' i ' - - ' ' ! A resolution was recommended at Mr.
I "sSSs ? i tl 'I Montag's suggestion, placing the Execu-
- t i - t ' - ! i I tlve Board on record as opposed to the
, Z I fc 1 "N It Idea of locating any Fire Department
f 1 V . i 1 honspa'on leased ground hereafter. It
III' II ' i t' , it was explained that there were already
4RS 5- 41 ft" Vi, -1 . I three sucn stations in mis pusmuii, ami
i J ? M. il'sL I .hi- fact wa deplored.
ils I "1 I'w jj, Superintendent Savarian. of the fire i
If f fc xj!-.-s4 t alarm service, reponeu uui cai.
. S tf-w. I l 3-3- ,f t Pide fire alarm station was in process
I . f ?- I ' "f ' i I I of removal to the City Hall, for better
I $ i-5 y 1 ' - ' ' t protection in a fireproof building.
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The two precincts will .be voted upon
jointly, which is an advantage to the
Precincts 23 and 26, bounded by Fifth,
Fourteenth, Jefferson and Harrison
Precincts 39 and 40, East Portland, be
ginning at the intersection of Division
street and the "Willamette River, thence
east to the eastern city boundary and
south to the southern boundary line and
to the Southern Pacific railroad track,
and to Center street and the place of
Mllwaukte Country Club.
Memphis and Louisville races. Vis
itors shouia take the Sellwood or Oregon
City cars, starting from First ani Alder
fiTKEI. iIKIlRS ARE JiOW BC1XU KAISfcU 1-VJK J nr. v cm- in. di. ... .-. . , j
DftLS FOR HEROES
Civic Honors for the Brave
ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE
Day W ill He Set Apart for Public
Presentation to Those Who Took
Part In the Chamber of
: - : -
off. Mayor Lane will designate a day
upon which the -presentation shall take
place, and it has been planned by the
Fire Commissioners to set aside this
date each year hereafter as commem
orative of distinguished life-saving;
achievements, and upon each recurring
anniversary medals and diplomas are
to be awarded those entitled to them
for services during the preceding year.
In all probability, the ceremonies
incident to the affair will take place
in front of the City Hall in the pres
ence of the Mayor and members of the
Executive Board and-C6uncil, the en
Tire Fire Department, and other muni
cipal bodies. The medals will be made
of gun-metal, and each will be appro
priately inscribed, while -the diplomas
will also set forth-more at length the
circumstances that prompted their
Respond to Many Alarms.
According to the report of Chief Camp
boll, the department responded ' to 67
alarms during April, the . most serious of
which was the Chamber of Commerce
building. Special mention was made in
the Chief's . report concerning the . heroic
acts connected with the rescue of several
persons from the eighth floor of the burn
ing building by the aid of roof ladders.
It was also recommended by the Chief
that four- additional life nets should be
purchased, thus equipping each 'truck in
the department with one. The recom
mendations of the National Board of Fire
Underwriters are being carried out as
fast as possible, according to the report.
Engines 8 and 9 have been thoroughly
overhauled, new boilers are ready for
engines 4 and 6. and the department Is
advertising for five new engines for the
following locations: One each for Port
land Heights, Powell and Milwaukle,
East Twenty-eighth and . East Davis,
Union and Holladay avenues, and one to
replace engine No. 6. The department is
arlsff'- advertlfinif for one combination
truck and chemical, one combination
chemical and hose wagon, and four hose
wagons. -Ground has been secured at
Mllwaukie avenue and Powell street.
East Twenty-eighth and East Davis, and
as plans have been drawn and accepted
for buildings on these locations, adver
tisements for bids will be Inserted with
out delay. Immediate action relative to
securing ground in the vicinity of the
terminal grounds for engine company No.
2 is likewise recommended strongly by
Department rtelief Funds.
Referring to the efforts to replenish the
Fire and Police Departments' relief
funds, the Chief says: "The benefit at
the Heilig Theater netted the magnifi
cent sum of 1804: sale of programmes for
same, Jlol.25, and donations from a num
ber of generously-disposed citizens, $1290,
making a total of $2245.25."
. Michael Reiff was appointed a hoseman
of engine company No. 10, and the fol
lowing retirements were announced: Wal
ter A. Wilson, lieutenant of engine com
pany No. 3, and J. Leoy, hoseman of en
gine company No. 3. Both resigned to
take better positions.
A resolution was recommended at Mr.
Montag's suggestion, placing the Execu
tive Board on record as opposed to the
Idea of locating any Fire Department
houses ' on leased ground hereafter. It
was explained that there were already
three such stations in this position, and
this fact was deplored.
Superintendent Savarian. of the fire
alarm service, reported that the East
Pide fire alarm station was in process
of removal to the City Hall, for
protection in a fireproof building.
Work will probably begin within a short time on tho electric railway to
IJnnton. franchise for which was granted this week by the County Court to
the Pence Company, which plans a double-track. standard-gauge suburban
line down the St. Helens road from Nieolai street, at the boundary of the.
Fair grounds. fo Linnton.
The line is a. part of the big project engineered by the Pence Company
to establish ' factories of various kinds on the Fair grounds, and is intended
to make the adjoining country available for homes for those who work in
-The proposed road will.be Ave miles in length, and for the present will
terminate at the, town of linnton. Later it is likely the line may be extend
ed into Washington County by Cornelius Pass, as it is said plans for such
an extension are already under way.
in return for the 20 feet asked for on the St. Helens road, the Pence
Company agrees to supply brushed rock and gravel to keep the road in re- .
pair for" the next 25 years, or the life of the franchise. The electric line 1
tracks will be laid on the east side ot the highway, diverging at many t
points from the thoroughfare to maintain as straight a grade as possioie.
The line offers an attractive suburban trip for sightseers during the
Summer months, and with the completion of the St. Johns ferry it will
doubtless secure quite a heavy travel. Tho trip to Linnton by trolley and
then across the ferry, returning by the 9t. Johns car, would prove an at
tractive one in pleasant weather.
Social Innovation Brings Grief
Colored Bachelors' Club Tries a New Fad
and Runs on Breakers
-. . : tlfu lull
at the colored bachelors' . club.
After the long, ceaseless round
of social activities attendant upon the
Winter months, the young: Bacneiors
of the club felt the depressing effects
of ennui In an advanced stagfe. There
came- to them a yearning for some
thing that Involved more excitement
than afternoon' tea, monthly hops, In
termittent receptions, promiscuous din
ner parties, Incidental entertainments
and Saturday-night poker.
So they g"ot together, four of them,
in their handsomely-appointed apart
ments at Fifth and Pine streets, with
the end In view of devising some ef
fective means of creating a more con
Mr. Thomas Parker, of the well
known firm of Parker & Roy, white
washers, was the first to speak. Mr.
Parker, It Is barely necessary to state,
Is the recognised social leader of his
set, and has been considered a great
catch for many seasons, but, thus far,
has evaded the caps that have been
set for him. It will also be recalled
that at the time Mr. Harry Lehr, of
New Tork, gave his celebrated monkey
dinner at Newport and thus made it
incumbent upon Mr. Parker's set to
follow out the latest practice In high
society, a great difficulty was encoun
tered in securing the requisite guest of
honor; Mr. Parker at once met the
emergency by disguising himself
' slightly and assuming the chimpanzee
role, which he carried out with such
aiSiiny uu ....... ... .j . ...
deception was never suspected at tne
time. . ...
It was only to be expected tnat air.
-DofVAf-'a word would carry consider
able weight when he addressed his
bachelor associates. lie lata p""
upon the fact that something original
, . . i j . 1 1. o t it- woe time to
quit following the leads of other social
communities ana lane mo miimuvn.
Admitting that New York's exclusive
t. n b ui tutlA room for original
research, Mr. Parker said there was
one thing he had never yet noticea in
the society columns, and that was any
mention of an. opium-smoking fiesta.
He thought the club, with Uttle ex
pense, could purcnase a lew oopo uty-
. - 1. 1 .... pVilnMA Inntriintnr and
with the one big reception make the
greatest social leaders ot me coumrj
cry aloud with envy. The plan was
immediately Indorsed, and a fund sub
scribed for the purchase of parapher
nalia. That was a month ago.
The Innovation nas since provea a
great success, and many pleasant en
tertainments have occurred at the
bachelors' club, chaperoned by various
well-known colored , matrons. The
xinhrnAma bnve been unlauely decor
ated with opium layouts- and cosy
corners, the latter neing usea ior
Avanminrr TMirnnRHR. ASSOclatnd W'ith
v, t' - r
Mr. Parker In the entertainments are
Mr. William Jones, Mr. toDeri hicks
and Mr. Louis Roy. Messrs. Hicks and
Roy are associated with the Pullman
interests, and are not so widely known
here, being competiea, Dy stress of oi
flcial duties, to spend much of their
rimn in -f ravelinar. However, durlnsr
their frequent visits, their gracious
hospitality as members of tne bach
elors' club has won them a host of
It will be regretted by many that
You can trust a medicine tested sixty
years! Sixty years of experience, think
of that! Experience with Ayer's Sar
saparilla; the original Sarsaparilla; the
Sarsaparilla the doctors endorse for
thin blood, weak nerves, general de
bility. What does your doctor say?
We have no secrets We publish
the formulas of all our medicines.
Kad by ha I. O. Ayar o., Iwall, afaaa.
Alao ICanufaatarara of
imii m vimb-Im , hiir irftB'fl PILLS For coaltivatlca.
ATR'SCHRRT PBCTOKAL For oonjha.
during the next 90 days these pleasant
and informal little hop affairs will be
discontinued, Messrs. Hicks, Jones,
Parker and Roy having just stepped
out of the social vortex, and informa
tion fs secured from a reliable source
that they will not return for at least
three months because of detaining
From the same BOurce it is learned,
that during Wednesday night's opium
social they were hurriedly summoned
to the fashionable apartment-house at
Second and Oak streets by no less a
personage than that eminent member
of the municipal Judiciary, -George J.
Cameron. Mr. Cameron is known
everywhere for his lavish hospitality,
and it was only characteristic that he
should insist upon his honored guests
remaining until early in August. He
likewise gave directions that they shall
be given daily access to the county
rock-pile golf lin'ks, and be provided
with the latest sledge-hammer golf
CONDITIONS Hi BAY CITY
GRAPHIC LETTER RECEIVED BV
MISS EDITH BlLL.
Guard Forces Man to Dig Grave and
Then Shoots Him So He
Falls Into It.
Miss Edith I Bull, a society young
lady of San Francisco, who is now in
Portland and who has been an active
member of the women's relief committee,
which has done such splendid work at
the Armory, has received a letter from
a member of her family which portrays
some of the scenes which have been en
acted at the Bay City. Miss Bull was in
Portland on her way East when her home
city was destroyed by the earthquake and
fire. The letter In part follows:
"We are alive and well and we think
that we shall get out some way. Tho
people are getting fed and the misery is
abating. The fire was terrible and I
never have and never again expect to
see anything like it. Men cried like ba
bies to see the dear old city going. It
will take years' to build it up, but the
spirit is here, and I can tell you that we
are all proud to be Americans. You
would never know San Francisco, and
the burning of Rome is not to be com-
pared writh it. Not a building is left east
of Van Ness avenue. . .
"I would advise you to stay in Portland
until we get out of the chaos. We have
no water or gas and are allowed only
one candle until 10 o'clock, when all
lights go out. It is like '49. as everyone
is cooking in the streets and all the food
supplies are given us.
"People have been shot down like dog,
which 1n some instances was perfectly
right. The other day in the park a man
assaulted a woman, but he was cap
tured by a guard. The guard made the
man dig his own grave, stood him at tin
foot of it and shot him so that he fefl
Voor Druggist will Tell Too
that Murine Eye Rtmfiiy Curea Eyes. Mak'
Weak Kves &tronir. Doesn't smart. Soothe
Ky Pain, and Sells for 50 cents.
ATXK'SAGOSCUKS For majxiaira.