THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAN, PORTLAND, AP.RITJ 23, 1905. K5KS AID FOR RESCUE HOME Brigadier Stillwell Tells of Its Purposes and Asks for Assistance. SEEKS TO SAVE THE ERRING PioneervOfficer of Salvation-Army in Oregon and Washington Tells of Purpose of Her "Visit to Portland. We have room now for 20 girls, and as soon as we" can raise the funds and lit up the attic we shall be .able to take care of several more. T have come -here to have charge of the work of raising the funds necessary to finish paying for the place. "They seem to think that I can wring money from stones," continued Mrs. Btlllwell with her patient smile. "I have raised money in Portland, but it was different then, there was a real es tate boom. Now I do not know but I hope I will, be successful. It is for a work that is needed andtdeserving and that nas done much good. It Jb a work that has a broad field in Portland and so should be helped here. I have some very good friends in the city whom I can depend upon and I hope I shall be able to succeed. I trust that after the first few hundred dollars have been raised, the rest will be easy." Mrs. Stillwell reached Portland on the same train with Rev. F. B. Meyer, the noted London evangelist, who will be In the city for several days. At Tracy a change of cars had to be male, involving a wait of four hours, and Dr. Meyer and Mrs. Stillwell held an Im promptu meeting In one of the churches of the city. The train reached Tracy at 8 o'clock in the morning and by 9 two preachers and about 50 people had heon gathered in one of the churches where a short service was held. Brigadier Stillwell is now at the Res cue Home and will make that place her headquarters while in the city. "If you can put anything in that wjll help us; if. you can tell the people that we need funds and provisions and re quire in this new, large home for which we axe now trying to pay, furniture and other things which we have not as yet secured, do it, not for the good or profit of the Salvation Army, but for those erring ones whom the army is trying to help back into a righteous life." Brigadier Stillwell, the pioneer jSal vation Army officer of Oregon and Washington asked the favor last night as she told of her work mapped out for the next three weeks in Portland whither she has come from her home at Los Angeles to make an attempt to raise funds to pay for the new rescue home recently purchased at Fifteenth and Hancock streets. "The papers can do so much to help us," she continued, "and we appreciate what Is done for us so much. I remem ber when I was In St. Louis we needed a cow. The army has a baby home there and wo needed milk. One day a man came to the home from the Post, and I said: 'Can't you tell the people we need a cow?' He did and the next day the cow came and we named her the Post" The woman who has been an of ficer In the army for 20 years smiled at the recollection. "If it was asking that which was not needed," she said, "or if we of the army received the benefit, I would not ask It. But the soldiers do not work for money, they work for love. The matron of the Rescue Home here gets $2 a week, when she gets it. for It is not always that she receives her wage. Our cause is for the good of others, there fore we feel free to ask for what help wo may gain." She is a big woman, big of body and of heart. Is this office who has given more than 20 years of her life in the attempt to rescue the fallen, and who has gone into the highways and byways In search of those who might be led back from the brink upon which they groveled. Tears of service, and hard ship, and struggle have left their marks of care but they have added a dignity and poise, an earnestness of air that has made Brigadier Stillwell known and loved throughout the West. The secretary of woman's work of the West, she has worked in prison, and saloon, and slum to reach the fallen, to influ ence them and to draw them back once more Into the way which apparently they had left forever. Last rilght she reached Portland from California and will remain here for three weeks hav ingcome to attempt to raise sufficient funds to finish the payments on the new Rescue Home recentls purchased on the East Side. "We have a very convenient home here," said Mrs. Stillwell, in telling of the object of her visit to Portland at this time. "It is larger than the old one, and is a well-finished building. Fred Butler's Song Recital D SWEAR IN m VOTERS Unregistered Electors Asked to Take Action to Secure Certificates. QUESTION AS TO LEGALITY "Love Is Merest Folly" (Herbert). "Had a. Horse" (Karby). v Mr. Botler;- "St- Cecelia Oflertolre In F Minor" (Batiste). Mlas Kemp; "For "What Thou Art" (Rosewlg), "To My First Love" (Lonr). "Honor and Arms'' (Han del), Mr. Butler; Aria from "Herodladt" (Maesenct). Mrs. Linn; "Infellce" (Verdi). "My Own United States" (Edwards), Mr. Butler: "At Evening" (Dudley Buck), ".Negro Ive Song" (Coverley), Miss Kemp; "My love Nell" (OJd Irish). "Ich Grolle Nlcht" (Schu mann). "Armourer Song" (De Koven). Mr. Butler: "Serenade" (Tostl), 4Tbe Silver Blng" (Cbamlnade), "The Nightingale's Song" (Kevin), Mrs. Inn; "The Bandolero" (Etuart), Mr. Butler. It came as a blow to the many 'young women admirers of Fred Butler to hear the latter's opening song in which he sang: "Women I "Would Not Give a Copper for the Lot!" "Isn't he frank?" whispered a girl to her chum. This took place last night at the First Baptist Church, which was completely filled, chiefly by an admiring crowd of women and girls, who came to hear a song recital, the principal singer at which was Fred Butler, basso cantante, well known in this city as one of the gospel singers who accompanied Dr. Chapman in his recent evangelistic campaign. Mr. But ler was assisted at the recital by Mrs. Fletcher Linn, soprano; Miss Grac8 Kemp, organist, and Edgar E. Coursen, accompanist. Now, It Is one thing to be a gospel singer, -where one sings easy hymns, and quite another to be a high-class concert artist and give selections marked by flexibility of vocallsra and soulful interpretation. This was what Fred Butler was expected to do. and he certainly succeeded in his difllcult task. "Viewed critically, he has a voice above the ordinary, but it cannot be called a powerful organ, although the tones ara extremely well-placed. There are American concert bassos today who have better singing voices in timbre and artistic volume but few there are who beat Mr. Butler in expression and fine finish. His volte is delicious in the upper tones and his registers are skillfully blended. His selections were good ones, except the Edwards con tribution, which is rich in words but. weak in music Mr. Butler's encores: "Good-bye, Sweet Day" (Kate Van nah); "But I Doubt It" (Ackerly): "Mighty Lak a Rose" (Kevin), and "Japanese Love Song" (Clayton Thomas). Mrs. Linn was in admirable voice and sang very pleasingly, her en cores being: "April Rain" (Woodman) and a madrigal by Harris. Miss Kemp's organ solos and Mr. Coursen's accom paniments were much appreciated. J. M. Unless kthe Courts Interfere Such a Method May Determine the Nomination of Various of the Candidates. Several wide-awake candidates for pri mary nomination have started In to round up voters who did not register for the pri maries and to put them in possession of affidavits eo that the unregistered breth ren may vote. And because the brethren thereby will owe a debt to the enterpris ing candidates, the latter think they will have a cinch on their votes. Some authorities maintain tfiat electors unregistered as to their party affiliation cannot take part in the primaries May 6. But others hold that any Republican or Democrat possessing the electoral qualifi cations and making a sworn affidavit of his party affinity may participate in the primaries. It is safe to say that a large number of electors will present affidavits to the election Judges at the primaries and demand to be allowed to vote, unless they shall be warded off by the courts. Probably 10,000 Republicans and Demo crats who are registered for the June elec tion failed to register their party affilia tion for the primaries. Those electors possess votes which are highly tempting to candidates for primary nominations, and they may present affidavits, to the election Judges at the primaries by whole sale. Were several thousand to do this, or even several hundred, they might wield a potent influence in the nomination of candidates. The Legislature at its last session en acted a law providing that all such affi davits shall be sworn to before the Judges of election in cities of more than 5000 persons. This will prevent frauds such as were practiced in the last pri maries and in the last general election. The law will not. however, become oper ative until May 18. and therefore will not apply to the primaries. GLASSWARE In countless forms and sur prising varieties is found on the shelves and counters of "Woodard, Clarke & Co., "Wholesale and Eetail Drug Emporium. From tiny, graduated tubes for handling and measuring powerful 'acids in laboratory work, to huge jars for exhibiting prize fruit from hand-ground crystal lenses to magnificent cut-glass service from farmers' thermometers for testing cream to massive transparent tanks from eyeglasses to glass eyes num berless uses to which this useful ware is put are represented. TWO-CENT BAISE OFFERED Railway Company Proposes This Compromise to Its Employes. The management of the Portland Con solidated Railway Company last night made response to the request of the men for higher wages during the time of the Exposition, by posting a notice granting an increase of 2 cents an hour from June 1 until October 15. with an addi tional 1 cent payable at the close of the Fair to those who had remained in the service of the company steadily during that time and whose records had been good. Some time ago the employes of the road asked that their wages be Increased 5 cents an hour from May 15 until No vember 1. It was decided by the com pany that this entire request could not be granted and after discussion the no tice was posted offering the amended Increase. The railway employes asked at the same time that they be given passes into the Exposition, but this could not be done by the company for the reason that For Fruit Exhibits From now on you vail want to bottle samples for exhibition at the Fair. Hermetically scaled specimen jars, quart to" five gallons 50 each and up. GLASS EYES Two thousand in our assortment. "We match Nature. FOR CLEANING GLASS 20-cent Polishing Cloth 7$ Chamois Skins, all prices, $1.T5 and down to 3 READING GLASSES Four and one-half inch., ... $1.75 N0ther sizes, down to A, .50 Shimmering Cut Glass Glass Thermometers Pasteur Thermometer, the kind vou read about for bath and other purposes where exact tern- tbatin-! perafure of liquid is wanted a j practical, scientific thermometer ?c no. . for home use 85 e-An Dairy Thermometers .......250 f -These glass thermometers float and are perfectly practical for any purpose for which any thermome ter can be used a great household convenience. Photo Lenses Complete line of ground crystals, the products of the finest establishments of the -world, in cluding Goerz, Bausch & Lbmb, and Boighfc lander. Beakers, graduates, jars, trays everything in glass for the photographer, including plates: CHEMICAL GLASSWARE All tested for accuracy and guaranteed. Complete equipment for laboratories, for assayers, chemists, colleges, manufactories. "We aim to carry in stock every thing needed by any laboratory on the Pacific Coast. It is a surprise to Eastern visitors to find on this Coast so extensive and complete a line of chemical glassware and laboratory supplies. Everything needed in testing milk, cream,- butter, cider, oil, olive oil, foods, minerals, etc., etc. "We have . Hydrometers. Percolators. Test Tubes. Immersion Bowls. Irrigating Jars. Graduates. ' Funnels. FOR WEDDING PRESENTS The May-time wedding season is now before us. En dear the blushing bride to you by a gift of scintillat ing cut crystal. No gift more dainty and appropriate None that will have higher "value in years to come. Our display of cut glass presents a most tempting as sortment. Regular. Special. Elght-inoh Berry Bowl 5 4.50 $ 37- Nine-inch Berry Bowl 526.50 .S19.S7 Twelve-inch Fruit Plate $19.85 Z14&8 Seven-Inch Nappies 5 4.25 $ 3.18 Salt and Peppers, sterling silver top....? .60 $ AS , 20' per cent discount thi3 week on all other cut glas3. For the Bridegroom MAGNIFYING SHAVING MIRROR Folding and adjustable, so it can be raised high or low and titlted at any angle. Mirror both sides one side' magnifying to immense size showing every pore and whisker a luxury that mere man will appreciate possibly more highly tEan anything else you can give him. Special this week $3.15 WOODARD, CLARKE 6fCO. fourth And washington STREETS such action was against the rule and practice of the Exposition. Cubans in a Sword Duel. HAVANA, April 22. Armando Andro, the government employe who on April 17 fought Congressman Carlos Mendleta. and Congressman Fautelno Guerra, of Pinar del Bio, who. like Mendleta, was one of the six persons concerned in the seizure of papers from Governor Nunez messenger, fought with sabers today. Guerra Inflicted a deep gash in Andro's arm. The fight was thereupon stopped by the seconds. OBJECT TO HUE Either Smooth Pavement or Belgian Blocks for Second Street 1l$k X: :lP4 VIEW OF SECOND STREET, ABOUT THE PAYING OF WHICH A FIERCE CONTROVERSY IS NOW RAGING. THE Second-street paving dispute promises to be settled this week in a manner satisfactory to all concerned. The promoters of the bitulithic or smooth pavement idea have the whip hand, but they seem willing to compromise upon a substantial Belgian block pavement with a cement foundation, if that is the wish of the other property-owners. Since the last -meeting of the street committee of the City Council the two factions have circulated petitions, and ftll yesterday both bad secured about an lal number of names. With the sale the quarter block at the southeast cor ner of Stark and Second street" to Dr. A. J. Giesy and Thomas Scott Brooke, how ever, the petition for a smooth pavement gained, hundred feet and the others lost that amount. Another owner of a large piece of property that signed the petition for relaying the old blocks has changed to the smooth pavement and will file a written notice with the Auditor with drawing from the first-signed petition. Isam White has a piece of property at Second and Stark. He says: "Any good pavement will Increase the value of the property and I favor the bitulithic It Is just throwing money away to replace the old blocks upon a sand cushion. Thirteen years ago I helped to improve Stark street with a smooth pavement, and it has made it an attractive street for business houses. - I bad an experience with putting down stone blocks upon a sand founda tion on Front street, and I da not want to repeat It. After it had been completed a few months the street looked as though it had not been paved for years." "You cannot write an interview too em phatic about the paving of Second street with a smooth pavement," said W. D Wheelwright yesterday afternoon. "How anyone -can think of relaying the old stone blocks on sand is more than I can under stand. According to the reports- from tbe East where they have used the "bitulithic pavement for some years, it is a good pavement, and good citizens all over the city should protest against laying any thing but a smooth pavement in the heart of the city. Portland's citizens ought to be past the day of cheapness in laying street pavements." Councilman Whiting is- in favor of either the bitulithic pavement or of recutting the old blocks and laying them on a con crete foundation. He says that it would be foolish to put them on a sand cushion Councilman A. K. Bentley says that he will be governed by the wishes- of the majority of the property-owners, but that he thinks that the pavement of Sec ond should be first-class. "Men without faith never-get a . great way from where they started," said Frank .Klernan yesterday. "I have faith In Sec ond street and I want to. see the value of my property advance, and I do not .knew of a better, way than by putting the street in good condition. The people that think that the street will never amount to more than at present are mistaken. We have nearly enough signatures now to insure the bitulithic pavement, and I am satis fied that within another day we will se cure the one necessary." Scheme to Convert Meeting to a Rally Fails. STANDING NEGATIVE VOTE J. W. Bell, Joseph Gaston, Austin Malone, Dr. S. J. Barber and J. Bullivant. NEWSBOY CANDIDATE. Republican Gathering at the Y. M. C. A. Building Refuses to Be Changed Into Candi- didatc's Club. Twenty-eight of the 1700-odd voters In the Fourth ward gathered in a small rrfom on the third floor of the Y. 31. C. A. building last night on a general call for the Republicans of the ward. When they got there they had it sprung upon them that the meeting was really an Albee rally, and they balked. They said they did not come to shout for Albee or for anyone else, and they would not go on record as so doing. "As I understood the purpose of this meeting," said John R. James, "we cams here to signify our readiness to support Mr. Albee for Mayor." i "Well, why did not you say so on the notice you sent out?" asked a young man in a white waistcoat. Mr, James moved that .the gathering support Albee, and a rising vote was taken. The count was seven, one being an Oregonlan reporter, who was standing up because there was no .place to sit down. "I move that thl& meeting go on record as favoring no one in particular for Mayor," said F. C. MIddleton, and the motion carried. The meeting showed some little indigna tion at having a campaign sprung on it unexpectedly, and, being annoyed at the political move, vented a little of its anr moslty on the candidates for Councllmen. There are two candidates for Council man on the Republican ticket in the Fourth ward, A. K. Bentley, the present 'member of the Council, and George S. Shepherd. The voters present said that theydid not have any objection to either of the men named, but they would rather have a little more variety to their choice. J. W. Bell supported the candidacy of Bentley, saying that Bentley had been In the council some time and that he would like to have a chance to be Councilman again, so that he could make a record for himself. Chairman Corklsh was of the opinion that If Mr. Bentley were ever going to make a record for himself that he had been In the Council long enough to make It already. He then proceeded to call for nominations" for a nominating committee to choose an independent can didate, if necessary. That such a committee should be named was voted upon by the meeting on the motion of Joseph Gaston. It was decided to have a committee composed of a Re publican from each precinct in the ward, ajid the businesslike way Jn which the committee was named showed that tne meeting felt Itself too closely confined within the primary law as it stands and wished to hunt up a candidate itself. It was. Anally agreed that the committee should not act until the primaries were over, and then if the candidate for Coun cilman suited It would disband, but if he did not, it would put up an independent candidate of its own, and summon the voters of the ward together to rally to his support. The qommittee as named by the general body of the meeting last night Is to. De composed of John Corklsh, M. H. Caler, (J. Wlngate, X R. James,. Guy Holsaan, Otto Prag Will Have Automobile Parade and Red Fire. Otto Pfag, the newsboy independent candidate for Councilman from the Fifth Ward, makes the following announce ment: "Will you make mention of our auto mobile parade to take place Wednesday evening atJ:30 from Merrill's Hall? This will be a tremendous parade. About 30 automobiles have promised to take part and all the leading candidates in the pri mary are to be there. Newsboys will ride in the parade and automobiles will be decorated with American flags and banners, and we shall also have red Are in the parade. "It is for my candidacy as an independ ent for Councilman of the Fifth Ward for the.June election. I shall have my "an ners on the side of automobiles, also stat ing my platform if elected In June. It will be, 'Justice to the laboring man, jus tice to the taxpayer, as our beloved Presi dent believes. A square deal for all, whether rich or poor, whether a stock holder or a laboring man; a lower street car fare system: also a regulated transfer system on all street-cars In the city; vote for the newsboy candidate at the June election." The old-time spectacular campaign scenes, with a little touch of modernism, are to be given the voters of Portland after all, and it has been left to the newsboy candidate to furnish it. In former years red fire and the big hurrah were the es sential features of the campaign, and the custom, with the chug-chug car and devil-wagons thrown in, is still to play its part. WANT CITY TO PAY COST FOB STATE WELFARE South Portland 3Ien Object to As sessment for Fills. The taxpayers of the South Portland fill district, at a meeting last night held In Terwilllger's- Hall, decided to Increase the membership of their "missionary" committee to 13. This committee, which formerly consisted of three members, was appointed for the purpose of working for the acceptance of the coiwen act at tne June election. This act provides for a special tax" for the construction of bridges within the city so tnat tneir coal wm De borne by the city in general and not by any particular district. This enlarged committee will work principally wltn tne East Side voters, to whom the Colwell bill Is of Importance, and a meeting will be arranged soon at which It will confer with like committees from the East Side, The taxpayers of South Portland are bitterly opposed to district assessment for fills and bridges and will fight to the end on the present assessment for the fills in their district with the hope that the cost may be taken out of the general funo. The sentiment of the property-owners Is voiced In the statement of one man: "It is the big firms down town who derive the greatest benefit from the Alls, and they should be made to stand their share of the expense." Another meeting will be held In Ter willlger's Hall on next Friday night at 8 I o'clock, and It is expected that several covering progress made In the fight to secure a lower assessment to the prop erty adjacent to the fills. Remains Will Be Buried Here. The remains of Captain George "W. Fovey. who died In Manila February 24, will " arrive in Portland today. They will be taken to Flnley's chapel, where the funeral services . will be held Monday afternoon. Captain Povey was an officer In the Second Oregon -in the Philippines afii was well known In Portland Plan of Oregon Development League Convehtion. PROGRAMME FOR SESSIONS It Is the Hope of the Association, to Have Visitors to the Exposition,. See 3Iuch of the State of Oregon. Side trips for the ladles, a general evo-. dus to the Exposition grounds on Thurs day afternoon at 2 o'clock, a condensed report of the work done In each section of the state by the league these are some of the features being planned for the Ore gon Development League Convention of this week. The object of the convention is to out line a practical plan to keep the people in the state who come to Portland to visit the Fair during the Summer, and to this end It Is hoped that arrangements can be made with the railroads to allow low transportation for side trips through out the state to those who are visiting the Exposition. The meeting will be one of work, and it is fully expected one of result. The convention will be called to order at the Marquam Grand Theater Wednes day morning, April 26, at 9:30 o'clock. Tha reception committee will be' at the theater at 9 o'clock, where it will receive the delegates both from the city and all sec tions of the state, have them register and present badges. A committee of Portland women, of which Mesdames P. J. Mann and A. H. Breyman are joint chairmen, will be pres ent at the convention to receive and to arrange for the comfort and entertain vention closes. Special features In the hands of the women of Portland In charge of this committee wilt be announced from the stage Wednesday morning. An address of welcome by Governor Chamberlain and response by President Smith of the league will begin the pro gramme. Tbe convention will adjoura promptly at 12:30 o'clock on both days. A flashlight photograph will be taken exactly at 11 o'clock Wednesday, but will not consume to exceed five minutes of the convention's time. E. Hofer, president, and Secretary Wal ter Lyon, of the Willamette Valley De velopment League are arranging a pro gramme for the after session beginning at 2:15 P. M. The good roads section, which will be gin Its session In the rooms of the Com mercial Club at 2:15, will be under th chairmanship of John H. Scott, of Salem. A message was received yesterday from LR. W. Richardson, secretary of the Na tional Good Roads Association, advising that he would be present to participate in the entire programme of the conven tion and that on the morning of the sec ond day he would deliver an address. The fruit section, in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce, with Wilbur K. Newell as chairman, will convene at 2:15 P. M. on Wednesday. The reception at the rooms of the Port land Commercial Club on the evening of Wednesday, April 26, will include dancing in the large dining-room. Greece Will Wot Support Cretaa. ATHENS, April 22. In the Chamber or Deputies Joday Premier Delyannis ma'de a statement that the government em phatically refused -to support the Cretan's agitation for union with Greece.