Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 09, 1910, Page 9, Image 9

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Old People's Home in Laurel
hurst Fittingly Dedicat
ed to Aid Poor.
Building and Grounds Entail Ex
penditure of $125,000, AH of
Which Is Paid by Widow or
Peter J. Mann, Originator.
Under the glare of yesterday's bril
liant sunshine, the cornerstone of the
Old People's Home in Laurelhurst was
laid by Mayor Simon, preceded by ap
propriate and impressive ceremonies.
More than ion persons Interested in
the Old People's Home Society, under
direction of which the institution will
be maintained braved the dust of
Eandy Road and the heat of the day
to be present at the exercises.
Conspicuous on the temporary plat
form erected around the cornerstone
was Mrs. Anna Mary E. Mann, widow
of Peter John Mann, by whom it was
erected in memory of her husband. Tiie
ceremonies were presided over by C.
A. Dolph, who first introduced Dr.
William Hiram Foulkes, pastor of the
.First Presbyterian Church, who read
several excerpts from the Scriptures.
The verses read were from Second
Samuel, 18-29; John 14:1-6, and a part
of the 21st chapter of Revelations.
Ir. T. I. Eliot Makes Address.
Dr. T. L. Elliott, pastor emeritus of
the First Unitarian Church, who de
livered the address, spoke feelingly of
the benevolence of Mrs. Mann. That
such philanthropic actions have a ma
terial tendency in the movement to
ward universal brotherhood and gen
eral altruism, was the keynote of his
remarks, brought out In a style beauti
fully sentimental,
splendid mountain-range vista.
The building is well advanced and
shows the extensiveness of the plans.
The buildings and grounds were all
paid for by Mrs. Mann and will entail
an expenditure of about $125,000. The
society has already an endowment in
money and property, valued at about
$150,000 in addition to Mrs. Mann's
gift. It is the plan to continue in
creasing this.
Strong Box Is Depository.
The strong box deposited in the
cornerstone by Mayor Simon contained
a copy of The Oregon ian of May 7, giv
ing the news stories of and and in
cident to the death of King Edward
and the editorial comment; photo
graphs of the late Mr. Mann and Mrs.
Mann; the Bible used by Mrs. Mann as
a child; an article written by Mrs.
Mann In memoriam of Mrs. Mary H.
Holbrook, first president of the society,
and a history of the organization up
to the present. This latter was read
by Mr. Dolph. It leads off with the
inscription on the cornerstone, and is
in part as follows:
Old People Home
This Building la Hera Erected In
Memory of
Peter John Mann
By His Widow
Anna Mary B. Mann
In the Tear of Our Lord. Nineteen Hun
dred and Ten.
The need of some establishment where
elderly neople might be afforded congenial
surroundings and the comforts of home life
for a reasonable compensation, or. If In
indigent circumstances, without compensa
tion, had been eenerally acknowledged, but
no active steps were taken until January
1S02. when Mrs. Mary H. Holbrook. Mrs.
W. s. T.add. Mrs. w. W. Spauldlng, Mrs.
B. B. Wilson and Mrs. F. A. Peck, with
whom, at their request. C. A. Dolph W. W
Spauldlng. Richard Williams and Charles K.
l.add became interested and allied, entering
Into a written agreement, constituting them
selves a provisional committee for the pur
pose of promoting the establishment and
maintenance of such a home.
More Historical Data in Article.
The articles recite further historical
data, calling attention to a lack of
funds to carry on the work, when it
was proposed by Mr. Mann that he
would secure a site and erect a suit
able building for the home, providing it
would take in old people of both sexes
instead of only old women, as had been,
the original Intention. This was ac
cepted. Before the. maturing of these plans,
however, Mr. Mann died. Later, Mrs.
Mann, who was president of the so
ciety, concluded to carry out her nus
band's intentions. Since that time Mrs.
Mann has been studying the question
thoroughly, having made an extended
trip over the country, inspecting sim
ilar homes.
Portland's Mule Streetcar Driver
Passes at 45 Years.
Peter Samlngscn. native of "Wis
consin, and better known throughout
ip 4 ' " i .U CI Tint
If k V c - - !
that state, Minnesota, North Dakota
and out west here along the Colum
bia as "Scovie Pete," Is dead. He was
45 years old.
Gifted from childhood with a strik
ing rvoiee and a remarkable enunci
ation. Scovie Pete, during the early
70s, was employed by the Wizard Oil
Company to sing captivating songs
from the deck of their gorgous wagon
through the Middle States, and those
who heard him will long remember
his favorite song, "Six Fet of Earth
Make Us All of One Size "
When Scovie Pete came to the Pa
cific Coast, one of his first jobs was that
of conductor, driver and manager of
Joe Holladay's street car and mule that
ran on First street from Madison
down to the old O. R & N. ferry.
At different times Scovie Pete had
been professional singer, newsboy, boot
black, streetcar conductor, mule-driver,
a farmer and a fisherman who
knew the habits of fish thoroughly
and who will long be remembered on
the Columbia River. He is survived by
an aged father, Peter Samingsen, Sr.,
who served all through the Civil War
in . the Iron Brigade from Wisconsin,
and who has long been a farmer in
Clackamas County.
Seventy-five Cases of Scarlet Dis
ease Are Under Quarantine In
City at Present Time.
Portland people must look carefully
to their health and regard quarantine
regulations if they would prevent a
dangerous spread of the scarlet fever
epidemic which now threatens the city,
says Dr. Ferdinand H. Dammasch,
deputy city physician. There are now
75 cases of the disease under quar
antine and the neighborhood of
Twenty-third and Everett streets is
considered alarming.
Upon the advice of City Physician
Ziegler, Superintendent Rigler has de
cided not to close the city schools for
the present unless tne Board of Edu
cation shall determine to the contrary,
but Portland Academy will remain
closed, pending a favorable turn in
the situation.
At St. Vincent's Hospital there are
14 cases and not enough beds to ac
commodate the scarlet fever sufferers
who have applied for admission. Soma
of the cases are of a very virulent type,
while others are mild.
While not trying to minimize the
danger of a spread of the disease the
city health officers are endeavoring to
reassure parents of school children.
They say reasonable precautions are
all that are necessary not only to
protect one's own family, but greatly
to assist the physicians in stamping
out the disease.
A complicating feature of scarlet
fever is that it can be transmitted
from one infected to a new victim by
a third person who does not contract
the disease himself. For this reason
It is necessary to enforce rigidly the
isolation of all who come in contact
with the infection. From this time on
the city officials will enforce a rigid
quarantine wherever the disease de
velops and will proceed drastically
against any persons found violating it
or concealing cases of scarlet fever. In
its present stage of development the
epidemic can be controlled by vigorous
125 WANT j0BE "COPS"
City Physician Will Conduct Exami
nation, for Eligible List.
There are over 125 men in Portland now
who want to become policemen. At least
there are that many applicants on the
list for examination by City Physician
Ziegler today. Officers Keith and Leisy
were yesterday detailed by Captain Baty
to assist Dr. Ziegler in the work, which
will commence this morning in the office
of the City Physician in the City Hall.
It is not believed that more than 25
or 30 men will pas3 the strict examina
tion imposed on would-be guardians of
the peace. The selections will be made
in order that the eligible list may be held
up to normal number. Several members
of the force have left the service re
cently, and consequently the list of eligi
bles has been decreased. Some time ago,
when an examination of about 50 appli
cants took place, only two succeeded in
passing to the satisfaction of the de
partment. Besides a written examination, which
the applicant must pass, he has to submit
to a severe physical examination. To be
come a wearer of brass buttons and a
felt helmet, a man must be able to run
100 yards in 15 seconds. He has to be
at least 6 feet 7 inches high, and must
weigh 145 pounds or more. It Is con
tended by some that the physical stand
ard for pblicemen is too low.
Estacada to Have Big Exhibit In
First Week, of June.
Under the auspices of the Estacada
Commercial Club the people of Estacada
and the surrounding territory are mak
ing preparations to hold a big festival of
Introductory Sale
Royal Worcester,
2d WeeK. of
S land ay's Big
$1.50 Gloves, wry
per pair,
Gloves, per
a r-
pair, at only tQC
$1.75 Umbrellas, jgl.QQ
65c Hosiery, per
pair, at on 1 y
$1.25 Hosiery, at jq
per pair, only QjC
25c Hosiery, per
pair, at only J. (jC
Men's Regular $1.00 Neckwear, on sale at, only 65
$1.50 and $2.00 Neckwear, for this sale only, at95
Men's Regular 50c Suspenders, for this Bale, only35'
Men's 25c Neckwear, for this great sale" only, at19c
35c Socks, at this great sale, 3 Pairs for only 5Q?
,75c Cushion Covers, for the very low price, at 19?
20c Spachtel Doilies, extraordinarily low at, only 5
50c Beauty Pins, for this wonderfully low price 29
$1.50 Belt Pins, for this great reduction sale, at 49
$1.25 Hat Pins, for this great reduction sale, at 59
75c Collar Pin3, for this great reduction sale, at 39
Boys' Regular 35c Underwear, for this sale, only 19
Misses' Regular 25c Underwear this sale, only-15
$7.00 Corsets, specially
priced for only $2T29
$5.00 Corsets, specially
priced for only $298
$4.00 Corsets, specially
priced for only $1787
50c Belts, special
for this sale, at
65c Belts, special
for this sale, at
$2.50 Auto Veil3, specially
priced this sale SI. 48
strawberries grown in that, district the
first week In June.
J W. Reed. Dr. H. V. Adix, A. E.
Sparks L. E. Belfils and E. S. Womer
are the general committee of arrange
ments, with the following subcommit
tees: Baseball and dance. A- R- Haskins
and B. O. Boswell; music, L. E. Belfils;
refreshments, Mrs. E. M Miller, Mrs. A.
E. Sparks, Mrs. L- E. Belfils and Mrs.
B. O. Boswell; purchasing supplies, A.
E. Sparks and H. M. James; finance, W.
D. Henthorn, E. S. Womer and H. M.
James; programme, advertising and
transportation, H. V. Adix, J. W. ReeJ
and E. "W. Bartlett.
The object of the festival is to demon
strate what the Estacada district can
produce in the way of berries.
Many Witnesses Arrive to Testify in
Case of ex-Banker.
J. W. Scriber, ex-cashier for the Farm
ers & Traders' National Bank at La
Grande, will be placed on trial in the
United States Court this morning in an
swer to charges of embezzlement and for
gery. The bank was wrecked in 1908, and
it is asserted that the failure was due
to an attempt to aid a bank at Sumpter
and wild real estate speculation. The
Sumpter bank was operated by a nephew
of Scriber, Roy Miller.
A large number of witnesses for the
defense arrived in the city yesterday and
are stopping at the Imperial. They are:
J. H. Peare, F. P. Childers, W. Bn. Sar
gent, C. D. Goodnough, J. B. Thorsen,
T. Scroggins, R. Smith, L. Smith, F.
Gaskill, W. Neidner and Dr. N. Moliter.
D n fur Gets Next Convention.
THE DATjT.ES, Or., May 8. (Spe-
of Our Beautiful
Bon Ton, Reng'o
Announcements Are Condensed for Busy Shoppers
Mail Orders
Will be
Filled at
Sale Prices
can shop with the
safety through our
order dept. as though
came to the store.
All Suits
and Gowns
$5Q and XJp
At 13 Off
Your unrestricteel choice
of the stock, if it 's marked
$50.00 or more at 1-3 off.
cial.) The Wasco County Sunday
School Association closed a very suc
cessful two days' convention in this
Delivered at
New Mme. Helene Corsets at Removal Sale Prices
Belt arid Howd Front-Lace Corsets Sahlin Waists
THis Ad Is Prepared
To be read over your
morning coffee Do
not miss a. word of it.
75c Union Suits, for this wonder sale only, at 59?
OstricK Plumes at One-Fouth Less
$10.00 Trimmed Hats, for this great sale, only $3.95
$1.50 Dress Goods, for thi3 great sale only, at 59
60c Dress Goods, at the wonderfuilylow price 25 c
$1.50 Black Goods, for this great sale only, at 87
$3.50 Hat Shapes, for this great sale only, at $1.98
$1.00 Foulard Silks, for this great sale only, at 79?
$1.25 Foulard Silks, for this great sale only7a"t 98
$2.00 and $2.50 Suitings, for this great sale, at $1.29
Silk Remnants, for this great sale only, at ONE-HALF
Women's $2.00 Handbags, for thi3 great sale, at98
$5.00 Black Seal Bags, for this great sale, at $3739
Women's $4.00 Handbags, for this great sale $1.98
$25.00 Silk Dresses, for this great sale $9.95
$45.00 Silk Dresses, for this great sale $18.85
Women's $40.00 Coats, for this sale, at $16.95
Women's $7.50 Sweaters, for this sale, at $3.95
$3.50 Coat Sweaters, for this sale, only $1 .95
$3.00 Waists, $i.23 $6.50 Waists, $2795
Women's $5.00 Pumps-Oxfords, for this sale $ 149
Others at only $1798 Still others at only $2.49
Men's $5.00 Oxfords, for this great sale, only $3.19
45c Ribbons, for this great sale, the yard, only 19
25c Fancy Neckwear, for this great sale only, at 10
$5.00 Wilton Rugs, for this great sale only, at $3.5Q
$22.50 Wilton Rugs, for this great sale, only $16.50
$120.00 Wilton Rugs, for this great sale, only $80.00
$3.75 Dinner Sets, for this great sale only, at $2.6Q
$24.00 Dinner Sets, for this great sale, at $13TOO
$41.80 Dinner Sets, at this great sale only, at $24j;60
$219.00 Dinner Sets, at this great sale, only $120T0O
$2.00 Bed Spreads, at this great sale only, at $1.48
3000 Towels, specially priced for this sale 6 and 7
15c Linen Crash, for this great sale only, yard 124
city last night with a big banquet to
delegates and officers. Delegates from
schools over the county were present.
Its Intrinsic Value As
a Tonic Is What Has Made It
the Popular Brew for the
Masses as Well As the Classes
your home without extra chargeBoth phones
Portland's Greatest
Merchandising Event
$30 Hats
At $13.95
See them today a beau
tiful assortment of street
and dress) pattern
all made up ready to
$25.00 Trimmed Hats, at this sale ONE-FOURTH OFF
$60.00 Trimmed Hats, at this sale ONE-TIHRD OFF
$100.00 Trimmed Hats, at this sale ONE-HALF OFF"
Women's $1.00 Gowns, for this great sale, only 59
Women's $3.75 Chemise, for thi3 great sal, at $1.98
$4.00 Combination Suits, at this great sale, at $2.19
$1.00 Corset Covers, at this great sale only, at 62 C
Petticoats, at this great sale, Reduced ONE-THIRD
Women's $1.00 Drawers, at this great sale, only 62 C
Women's $3.75 Chemise, for this great sale, at $1.98
Infants' $1.50 Dresses, at this great sale only, at 7 9
50c Bath Towels, for this great reduction sale, at 35fr
$1.25 Bath Towels, the great reduction sale, at 80?
$!O and $12
At $4-98
Brood, French and Wil
low Plumes; black and
colors; a wonderful bar
gain, you must come early.
Officers elected for the year were: E.
M. Hill, of Dufur, president; C. J.
Brlg-ht, The Dalles, secretary; W. E.
$3.50 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $2 .34
$6.00 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $4.00
$12.00 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $8.00'
$15.00 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $10.00"
$20.00 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $13.33"
$27.50 Plumes, specially
priced this sale $18.34
$7.00 Hammocks, at this
great sale only $5795
$12.00 Hammocks, atthis
great sale, only $7.95
$50.00 Portieres, atthi3
sale, per pair $37.50
$14.00 Mattress, for this
great sale at only $9.4Q
$6.00 ' Couch Cover, for
this great sale, at $4.45
$7.50 Curtains, for this
sale at, per pair $3.95
Gilhousen, The Dalles, treasurer. The
convention will be held at Dufur next