The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 26, 1905, PART THREE, Page 22, Image 22

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EXCEPTIONALLY fine character
photographs of old Jennie
Michel, the so-called "last of the
Clatsops," who died a few days ago In
her lltle home near Seaside were ob
tained five years ago by Mrs. W. H.
Raymond, a Portland amateur photog
rapher. The -old Indian woman looked
Just tlve same on the day of her death,
possibly with a. few additions to the
net work of wrinkles and lines which
criss-crossed her withered features.
Tsin-is-tum, her maiden name, was
one of the very few survivors of the
old line of the Clatsops. There are
now living several full-blooded de
scendants of the tribe, but they belong
to the present generation. Mrs. Michel
was a contemporary of Mrs. Soloman
Smith and Mrs. Toestub, both of whom
are dead. .Mrs. Smith was not a mem
ber of the tribe, but spent most of her
life among them after marrying a New
England school teacher. "Old Lady
Michel" was therefore more of a his
toric character than the people of Sea
side, familiar with her, her baskets
and 'her little cabin, realized.
Though scores of photographs of Mrs.
Michel were made, those secured by
Mrs. Raymond are by far the finest
known to exist. The old woman was
very averse to being photographed, and
PROM far dff New England come
words of encouragement to those
who have take an active interest
In the formation of a New England
Club to entertain visitors at the Ex
position, and as a result the efforts of
the members have been redoubled to
make the club a success. Letters are
being sent to all those who arc known
'to bo from one of the six states cast
of the Hudson River and Lake Cham
Iplain now residents of Oregon, Inviting
them to Join in making the welcome
of visitors one long to be remembered,
and to assist In convincing them of the
(many advantages 'of Oregon soil, cli
mate and business opportunities over
those of their present homes.
News of the formation of the club
traveled fast, and during the past
week many requests for Information
of the Exposition and the accommoda
tions for visitors have been received
by the members of the club. This is
one of the greatest advertising fea
tures that the Centennial can secure,
and now that the work Is so well be
gun It will be continued without abate
ment. The New England people have not
' decided upon permanent quarters yet.
but expect to do so within the next
few weeks. Tho executive committee
has options upon several large resi
dences that are suitable for the re
ception and entertainment of guests,
and will probably report at the next
meeting of the club the result of Its
labors. It Is the intention of the club
to secure a large house situated about
midway between the Exposition
grounds and the center of the city,
which will be used as a resort for
visitors from the New England states
and to provide entertainments, recep
tions and amusements for them. A
regularly employed secretary will be
at the "home" at all times, whose
duty will be to secure rooms, board
and to give such Information about
tlie city and state as the visitors re
quire. The executive committee, composed
of one member from each of the New
England states, has a great work be
fore it. anJ it will, of course, take
some time to perfect all arrangements
for the opening of the quarters, and In
the moan time meeting places for the
gatherings of the 'club will be selected
by the executive committee a week In
advance of the meeting.
Little or no money will be spent by
the club in entertaining its members
before the Exposition, but the treasury
will be kept Intact until the time comes
to entertain visiting friends.
All natives of tho states of Maine,
New Hampshire. Massachusetts, Rhode
Island. Vermont and Connecticut are
fllglble to membership in the club, and
It Is the earnest desire of tho officers
and present members that all natives
of those states now residing In Oregon
send In their, names that their ad
dress may be given to all friends that
desire to renew old acquaintance.
The following are tho officers of the
New England Club: A. V. Edwards,
president: H. H. Newhall. vice-president;
2L M.. Whltohouse. secretary;
George II. Lewip. treasurer. Trustees:
Dr. D. H. Rand, The Dckum, room 502,
often managed to spoil a picture. Those
taken were mostly snap shots.
Michel Martincau. a French-Canadian,
was the second husband of the woman,
who was always known by her hus
band's first name. He died in 1900. A
month before his death, Mrs. Raymond
photographed him. After he died she
presented the picture, a copy of which
is shown above, to the woman. Indian
like, Mrs. Michel said nothing. She
took the picture, the first of her hus- ;
band she had ever seen, and, crawling t
upon her couch, began to weep. To
her It seemed that she was again look- t
Ing upon the man with whom she had
lived so long.
Wedding rings were uncommon
among the older Indian women, but the
camera caught Mrs. Michel's ring upon
the proper finger. In many Portland
homes are baskets made by her skillful
fingers. She did a thriving trade with
Summer visitors, and for many years
was known as one of the most expert
clam-diggers on Clatsop Beach. Like
the other Indians she used the oval
paddle, something that few white men
learned to master, for the pursuit of
the elusive clam.
For years Mrs. Michel was regarded
as a centenarian. It was stated at the
time of her death that she was 86 years
old. "When the photographs hero pro
duced were obtained in 1900. she said
very positively- that she was then S4
years old. At death she was therefore
S9 to 90 years.
A. V. Edtrardf), President.
Concord. N. H.: Mr. C C. Hutchinson,
891 Jackson street and 610 Mackay
building, Vermont; Mrs. P. W. Dana,
544 Fifth street, Connecticut; Mrs.
Society Awaits Inaugural
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (Special Cor- j Monday Mr. Roosevelt left for the long
rerpondence.) On with the music Promised round of visits in New York.
of saw and hammer! Let work be uncon
flned; Is seemingly the watchword of the
workmen In charge of erecting grand
stands In front of the White House, and
over Pennsylvania avenue reservations,
along the line of the great quadrennial
parade of March 4, for despite the zero
breezes and Inches of snow that conspired
to make life In Washington far more seri
ous than usual, the work of preparation
has gone merrily on. The steady approach
of the date is kept constantly before the
committee by the presence hero of a huge
vanguard of inaugural visitors, nearly all
of whom exemplify the strenuous life by
sightseeing In the morning, "doing" so
ciety In the afternoon, and then going to
"the theater or dance after the evening
' .
President and Mrs. Roosevelt closed the
week at the White Hqusc by entertaining
a large company at dinner and inviting
others In for a muslcale later In the eve
ning. The musicians who entertained the
guests were Johannes Mlersch. violinists;
Miss Frlcdling Rosellc... contralto, and
MJgnon Lamasure, pianist. Early oa4
One of
' ' r AS
Dr. D. II.
Rand. Chairman
Helen N. Packard, S09 Madison
street. Massachusetts; Dr. D. 3T. K.
Deerlng, 206 Fourteenth street, Maine;
Mrs. W. B. Hale.
! ana tne wnite House was accordingly
free from hospitable events. The Presi
dent's absence caused a postponement of
the Morton's Cabinet dinner from Tues
day until Wednesday evening, and also
left from counter attractions the date se
lected by the British Ambassador and
Lady Durand for the entertainment of
their daughter's social contemporaries.
The latter took the form of a dinner
dance enjoyed by 60 -couples. The white
and gold ballroom of the Embassy was
handsomely decorated In green effects.
with a screen of palms and trailing vines
for the orchestra. The young hostess
was assisted In receiving by her house
guest. Miss- Barnes of Now York. A
buffet supper brought the evening to a
close. l" "
St. Valentine's day was quite the live
liest day of the season. . . Of the many
luncheon parties the one given by Mrs.
Sibley, wife of- Representative Joseph
Sibley, of Pennsylvania, was perhaps the
most elegant, as the Sibley home on K
street Is noted for hospitality, a reputa
tion that has descended with it from the
time it was first occupied-by the late Sec
retary of State and Mrs. John Sherman.
Tho especial guests- on Tuesday were
Miss Cannon, her sister. Mrs. Lc Seure.
and hor house jruest,. Mrs. Loose, of Chi
the LAST or the CL5U$
Mn. 31. 31. TVhlthoue. Secretary.
The next meeting of the club will be
held at the residence of Miss Marie A.
S. Soule. S47 Jefferson street, Monday
eight at S o'clock.
cago; Mrs. Birch, Mrs. Loeb, Mrs. Suther
land, Mrs. Vreeland, Mrs. Thomas H.
Anderson, Mrs. R. I. Fleming, Mrs. E. B.
Grandln, lirs. Elizabeth S. Moore, Mrs.
Brown, Miss Deemer, of Pennsylvania;
Mlw Warnock. of Ohio, and Mrs. Sibley's
house guests. Miss Babcock and Miss
Weed, of Binghamton, N. Y.
Miss Cannon gave two largely attended
teas for her guests, one on Thursday and
the other on Saturday. Each was a card
affair and a different company was Invited
each time, so that all of the Cannon
friends may now be said to know Mrs.
Le Seure and Mrs. Loose, who will re
main at the Cannon home until after tho
inauguration of Mr. Roosevelt, and par
ticipate in all of the festivities thereof.
Society has already extended them a cor
dial welcome and their calendar Is crowd
ed with dates until the Spring -parting of
tne omciai clan?.
The return of 'the German Ambassador
and Baroness Speck von Sternberg from
a hurried trip to the Fatherland, is the
occasion for many social courtesies to be
given in their honor. Ex-Secretary of
State and Mrs. John w. Foster, were
their most distinguished hosts this week.
Other dinner givers were Senator Kean.
Kof New Jersey; Lieutenant and Mrs.
Chaffee, the Cuban Minister and Madame
Quesada, Secretary and Mrs. Taft, Secre
tary and Mrs. Morton. Senator and Mrs,
Depew. Mrs. Stanley Matthews, General
and Mrs. Draper and Assistant Secretary
or W ar and. Mrs. Oliver.
Senator and Mrs. Stephen Elklns gave
a dinner dance on St. Valentine's night
ior thslr debutante daughter, when
Cupids and hearts and other appropriate
conceits of the day figured largely in
house and menu decorations.
The dancing contingent In society was
again in evidence at the subscription
dance, chaperoned by Mrs. CowIe3. the
President's sister, at Rauccher's. Wednes
day evening, and again tt the Mexican
Embessy. Friday evening, when Madame
Perez gave a ball for her young sister.
Madamoteelle d'Asplroz. On all of these
occasions. Miss Alice Roosevelt Is among
the merriest merry-ma"kers, and though
apparently "heart whole and fancy free
Is the recipient of ay much attention from
the opposite sex as If this was the first
Winter of her official beltcdom, when no
debutante Cabinet daughters were here to
rival her In good looks and youthful
Mrs. John Tlmmon?. the daughter of
Vlcc-PresUlcnt-elect and Mrs. Fairbanks.
Is spending' the Winter with her parents,
S3 Lieutenant Tlmmons lo on sea duty
with the United States Navy. Mrs. Tlm
mons has signalized her return to Wash
ington by giving a series of charming
luncheons In honor of her girlhood friends.
This week Mrs. Maxwell, the step daugh
ter of Admiral Barker, was her guest of
honor, and Invited to meet her, were Miss
McKenne. Miss Brlggs, Mis3 Day. Miss
Collyer. the daughter of Mrs. T. Dewltt
Talmage; Miss Foraker and Mrs. Warren
Fairbanks, of Pittsburg.
Miss Grace Peters, daughter of Com
mander G. H. Peters. U. S. N.. and Miss
Esther Spier, two of Washington's most
skillful swordswomen. gave a Valentine
tea at the Fencers' Club. An exhibition
of fencing was given by some of the mem
bers and the maltre1 d'arme of the club
was followed by a matinee dance, in
which most of the younger set partici
pated. Another Interesting event of the week
was the reception by the Chi Dcuteron
Charge of the Theta Delta Fraternity, to
which the college-bred women of the Dis
trict gave their attention. The occasion
was all the more felicitous because It
was something of a housewarming, the
fraternity having recently moved Into its
new home op New Hampshire avenue.
Rear-Admiral and Mrs. Dickens, of the
League Island navy-yard, are this week
the guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Pratt, by whom they were
given a reception on Thursday afternoon.
Army and Navy circles were particularly
well represented, although many con
gressional people called en route. In par
lors pink with tulip blossoms Mrs. Pratt
received her guests, assisted by Mrs.
James G. Payne. Mrs. W. S. Dixon, of
Montana, and the Misses Humphreys.
Pratt, Lumberton and Sowers, of Wash
ington. While honoring her living sons and
daughters at the capital. Illinois has this
week proved that her dead ones are by
no means forgotten, and has led the
states in erecting a statue to a woman
in one of the two places allowed each
state In Statuary Hall. Friday afternoon
was the time set apart by Congress offi
cially to accept the effigy. Senator Shelby
Cullotn was In charge of the exercises for
the Senate, and' Hon. G. E. Foss ar
ranged the programme for the House. The
latter also chose the site, and as the
Frances E- Wlllard statue Is the first ona
of a woman to be placed in the National
Hall of Fame, he decided that the femi
nine draperies thereof would be less con
spicuous if placed in juxtaposition to tho
marble image of Father Marquette, which
It will be remembered represents the rev
erend xentleman In the clerical robes of
his high office and which caused so wide
spread a discussion at the time Wisconsin
sent It to the Capitol. Curiously enough,
the sculptor of the Wlllard statue. Miss
Helen F. Mears, Is a native of the Badger
State, and much of her" early life was
spent In the region made famous as the
f3CX. jTHStt J3jS4J&j r
scene of Father Marquette's earthly
Of the many statues already placed In
Statuary Hall, only two others are the
work of a woman's chisel those of Hous
ton and Austin, erected In the earlv Win
ter by Texas, and the work of Miss Eliza
beth Ney. Franknn W. Simmons and
Charles Niohaus, the latter the sculptor
of the Ingalls statue, arc represented by
the greatest number of figures. The late
Senator Justin" S. Morrill, of Vermont,
was the first to suggest the use of the
old House of Representatives hall as a
place for memorial statuary, and It was
aI.o at hLj Instigation that Congress In
1S64 invited each state to send two mar
Old Mission Sees Marriage of Eastern Poloplayer
to Young California Girl by Ancient Ceremonial.
AN FRANCISCO. Feb. 23.-SpecIal
Correspondence.) The society event
of the week In California was the
marriage at Santa Barbara of Thomas
Driscoll. the young millionaire polo
player, and Miss Alice Bacon, daughter of
Paymaster Bacon, of the Navy. The
wedding took place in the old mission
with the ceremony of long ago, Including
the chanting of the monks. Edward J.
Tobin, of San Francisco, acted as best
man, and Miss Cornelia Kempff, a daugh
ter of Admiral Kempff. was maid of hon
or. Special trains carried guests' to the
ceremony from New York, Chicago, New
Orleans and Ban Francisco. Mr. Dris
coll is well known In the large Eastern
cities, where he has at different times
played polo. He Is ranked as the best
polo-player In America. He plays a far
lcss game, and has had several accidents
which almost cost him his life. Last
Spring at Del Monte he was unhorsed
and so seriously Injured that It was
thought for a time ho would not recover.
His marriage was originally set for the
early part of this month, but an accident
late In January in a polo contest at Bur
llngame caused a postponement.
Miss Bacon Is but little known In San
Francisco society. She has lived In
Santa Barbara of late, and was to have
made her debut In San Francisco society
this Spring. She Is hardly out of her
teens, and is a very beautiful girl. The
honeymoon will include a tour of the
The Legislature of the state has turned
Its attention for the moment to the un
finished mansion on the campus at the
University of California. Five years ago
work was begun on a home for President
Wheeler. A mansion was designed which
should rank with the finest In the -state.
It was placed on an eminence overlook
ing the Golden Gate, with long terraces
sloping down to a small stream of wa
ter. It was designed on Grecian lines,
and Is of stone throughout. Work
stopped after a year, leaving the house
but three-fourths finished. Since then
nothing has been done on the home.
There has been a hitch somewhere, but
Just where was not revealed until this
week, when the Legislature took up the
subject. It seems that J15.000 more Is
needed to complete the structure, and
the sum was not voted, as President
Wheeler had said that ho believed the
expense of maintaining the house would
be more than his salary would permit.
This caused a deadlock between the
president and the Board of Regents. The
members of the' Legislature, however,
aeera inclined to take President Wheeler's
view of the case. He now receives $10,000
a year as president of the university, and
it Is felt that it would be Improvident to
raise this salary. The solution of the
difficulty, from present indications. will
Be a special entertaining fund to be al
lowed the president. This will be about
52000 a year. Then, according to present
- r - n
ble or bronze statues of her most Illus
trious sons or daughters. Another monu
ment to Sehator Morrill's far-sighted pa
triotism is the magnificent library of Con
gress, whoso gold dome looms up as a
background for tho more ancient. If not
more honorable edifice, the United States
Capitol, for it was Senator Morrill who
not only first, but at all times, lifted up
his voice in behalf of a library building
which should in all respects meet the In
tellectual requirements of the members
of Congress while in tho discharge of
their duties, and at the same time be a
credit to the Nation from an architec
tural standpoint.
plans, the mansion on tho campus will ba
Another university problem which ha3
come before the Legislature is that of al
lowing the college professors to do work
on the outside with university apparatus.
There has been some objection to this
practice on the part of tho men in tho
chemistry department. They receive rich
fees from San Francisco firms for mak
ing analyses at the university. In their
defense it is stated that the salaries
paid by the state are Insufficient, and
the professors accept outside work in
order to make a fair living.
Among the visitors here this week is
Mrs. Mary E. Hart, hostess at ha
Alaska building at the St. Louis Fair.
Mrs. Hart had more to do with the
success of Alaska's exhibit at St. Louis
than any other person. For her work
she received a personal medal from the
fair management. Mrs. Hart 13 first
vice-president of the Hostesstes As
sociation which was formed at St.
Louis, and which numbers among its
members women from every state in
the Union. The hostesses will hold
their first convention in San Francis
co In June. After the convention they
will proceed In a body to tho Portland
Fair, where they will spend several
weeks. After that, as the guests of
Mrs. Hart, the women will pay a visit
to Southeastern Alaska.
Captain Arthur E. Kniglrts. who has
sailed tho seas for half a century,
whose head is capped with snow and
Tvho is at homo in all the ports of
the world, is the center of a romance.
He has glvn up the seas for a quiet
life on land, and he will share It witn
Miss C. V. Vallance. a New York so
ciety girl, who this week became his
wife. Captain Knights met Miss Val
lance on a railroad train, and before
the trip was ended she had7 promised
to become his wife. Miss Vallance is
a relative of the well-known Blood
good family. She is hardly past 20
and the Captain Is deep In the 60.
To his bride the Captain gave a .piece
of property in Shanghai valued at $33,
000. A new same of the Southern Pacific
Company by which shippers have been
squeezed has just come to light. The
freight from the Eust comes by way
of Oakland, crssslng the bay from
there to San Francisco. There is a
state wharfage tax to pay. and this is
added to all freight charges. The
Southern Pacific- has collected this ex
tra charge throughout the state. How
ever, using Oakland as a distributing
point, the railroad company Is able
to send to other parts of the stato
without paying the wharfage. More
over, on( freight coming to San Fran
cisco over other routes. It adds the
wharfage which It dqea not pay. The
local commercial bodies have taken
the matter up and will seek td .check
the overcharge.