pi 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 PLANS 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, IS TUM 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. OF NEW 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 dinner. ' . 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 THE SUNDAY OREGONIAtf, PO&TLAND, FEBBUAKY 26, 1905. One of ' ' r AS ENG LANT) CLUB Dr. D. II. Rand. Chairman Committee. Executive 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 JZZjFLS. 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 jollity. 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. a 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 labors. 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 MONKS' CHANTS DISPLACE "O PROMISE ME" 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 world. 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. GRACE PORTER HOPKINS. plans, the mansion on tho campus will ba completed. 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.