The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 23, 1905, Page 11, Image 11

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Brigadier Stillwell Tells of Its
Purposes and Asks for
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
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
Unregistered Electors Asked to
Take Action to Secure
"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,
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
From now on
you vail want to
bottle samples
for exhibition at
the Fair.
scaled specimen
jars, quart to"
five gallons 50
each and up.
Two thousand in our assortment.
"We match Nature.
20-cent Polishing Cloth 7$
Chamois Skins, all prices, $1.T5
and down to 3
Four and one-half inch., ... $1.75
N0ther sizes, down to A, .50
Shimmering Cut Glass
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
Photo Lenses
Complete line of ground crystals, the products
of the finest establishments of the -world, in
cluding Goerz, Bausch & Lbmb, and Boighfc
Beakers, graduates, jars, trays everything in
glass for the photographer, including plates:
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 .
Test Tubes.
Immersion Bowls.
Irrigating Jars.
Graduates. '
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
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 $3.15
fourth And
such action was against the rule and
practice of the Exposition.
Cubans in a Sword Duel.
HAVANA, April 22. Armando Andro,
the government employe who on April
17 fought Congressman Carlos Mendleta.
and Congressman Fautelno Guerra, of
Pinar del Bio, who. like Mendleta, was
one of the six persons concerned in the
seizure of papers from Governor Nunez
messenger, fought with sabers today.
Guerra Inflicted a deep gash in Andro's
arm. The fight was thereupon stopped
by the seconds.
Either Smooth Pavement or Belgian Blocks for Second Street
1l$k X: :lP4
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.
J. W. Bell, Joseph Gaston, Austin Malone,
Dr. S. J. Barber and J. Bullivant.
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
"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
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.
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.
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
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.