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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 13, 1914)
LIVES DEPEND UPON
Continuance of Work of Visit
ing Nurses Is Up to Cam
paign for Fund.
16 BOOTHS TO BE PLACED
Prominent AVomen to Preside OTer
bales of Membership Costing
$3, So or $10 Leaders
Sure of Success.
The future of the charitable work of
the Visiting Nurse Association rests
with the success of tomorrow's cam
paign, which will continue from 10
o'clock in the morning until 5 o'clock
In the evening. Women prominent in
social circles of Portland will preside
at 16 booths in the downtown section
of the city to receive membership do
nations. Enrollment in this beneficent
association may be had as low as $3 a
year and other memberships may be
had at 5 and 110 a year.
Thousands of poor in Portland can
testify to the splendid work being
done by this organization, which now
faces a crisis in its financial affairs.
At an approximate expense of J500 a
month or $6000 a year the Visiting
Nurse Association is going 12500 be
hind this year. This does not in the
least reflect on the management, but
Is simply the result of too small a
contributing membership. There are
now 425 members in the association,
and by the campaign tomorrow the
association hopes to increase this num
ber to 1000.
Larger Membership to Save.
With a contributing membership of
1000 persons paying from J3 to $10 a
vear each, the financial difficulties will
be solved. Many of the members pay
more than the stipulated amounts, and
the tuberculosis fund maintained by
the association has many subscriptions
of J100 a year.
Arrangements for tomorrow's can
vass have been in the hands of a com
mittee composed of Mrs. Robert G.
Dieck. chairman, Mrs. Thomas D. Hon
eyman and Mrs. S. S. Montague, and
various sub-committees. They have
planned to open 16 booths in the heart
of the city tomorrow; in every one two
or more women will preside. They
have asked that all who desire to help
offer their services tomorrow at the
booths, for numerous solicitors may be
needed to encourage people to take out
memberships. There is little doubt of
Tie success of the campaign in the
minds of the leaders. Realizing tne
value of the work. Portland residents
Will be generous with their support it
Is thought. The lowest memberships
would call for contributions of but 25
cents a month.
Work la Among; Poor.
The work of the Visiting Nurse Asso
elation is among the poor of the city.
Assistance is lent those rto are 111
and too poverty-stricken to afford to
Day for doctors and nurses. When it
is possible the patients always pay a
little toward their expenses, but this
is not a requirement. Of particular
value is this association to the needy
mothers of the city, helping In many
ways in the care of children. During
the Summer a milk station was opened
which proved of inestimable value ac
cording to the testimony of mothers
"ho benefited by it. The milk sta
tion was open from June 15 to Septem
ber 1. and 71 babies were fed from
there It provided examination by
physicians as well as the prescription
of correct milk foods.
The funds of the Visiting Nurse
Association are divided into two divi
sions, one known as the general fund
and the other as the tuberculosis fund.
The general fund Is derived from the
annual membership dues, donations,
and the annual birthday tea. It is ex
pended in the care of patients suffering
Irom non-contagious diseases, except
when, with authority of the Board of
Health, special nursing service may be
employed for contagious' cases.
Seal Sale Provide Fund.
The tuberculosis fund has been
raised by the sale of Red Cross stamps
and special pledges. This money is
sufficient to pay the salaries of two
nurses engaged in that work, the ex
pense of maintenance of the tubercu
losis clinic, and to pay for milk, eggs.
bedding, clothing and other necessities
for those too poor to provide them for
The eight graduate nurses employed
are under the superintendent. Miss E.
E Grlttlnger, who has headquarters at
601 Medical building. One nurse is de
tailed only to the care of mothers and
bablea. Baby clothes, underwear and
bedding supplies are kept and hun
dreds of garments are distributed in
the course of a year to those needing
Four sub-stations have been estab
lished where nurses are in attendance
certain hours of the week. They are
at the free tuberculosis dispensary, the
Albina branch of the People's Institute,
the Neighborhood House and the Marshall-street
Presbyterian Church in
Fifty square miles of territory is
divided among the nurses, each of
whom has a particular district to
Patients Are Grateful.
Many a letter similar to the follow
ing is received by the association every
week In appreciation of Its work:
"We wish most sincerely to thank
the nurses of the Visiting Association,
Miss Reader and Mrs. Maitland, for
their ktndness and assistance during
the illness of our little daughter,
Esther. (Signed) Mr. and Mrs. A.
Benoit. 83 E. 29th street"
"Just a small present, a check for all
I can afford at present. Hoping this
will find you In a pleasant disposition.
just like I used to see you. Respect
fully yours. (Signed) Olaf Herrlin."
A recent case handled by the asso
ciation was a mother who was 111.
When the nurse visited the home, she
saw a little child just able to toddle
along the floor. It was suffering from
Infantile paralysis. A nurse took the
case, obtained the best medical atten
tion Portland could give, and with a
surgeon's care there now Is hope the
youngster may walk.
Poorly-Fed Babe Saved.
The attention of one of the visiting
nurses was called to a case of malnu
trition last February. A child weigh
ing ten pounds at birth had fallen to
six pounds A daily visit, care at the
milk station, etc., helped until the child
now weighs 15 pounds and Is healthy.
A recent case was found by the
Visiting Nurse Association where a
poor mother was ill and in need of Im
mediate hospital attention. The visit
ing nurse co-operated with the County
physician, and In less than an hour
the poor woman was receiving atten
tion in a hospital and arrangements
had been made with neighbors to take
care .of the three children until the
mother's recovery. Meanwhile the oth
er charitable associations of the city
had been interested in this case and
the family will be taken care of until
PHOTOGEAPHS ILLUSTEATE WORK OF VISITINGNUESE ASSOCIATION.
oV.!. rt irtrtlr nftor Itaftlf Thft natien
was in a serious condition and proba-
Diy wouia nave aieu nan on ntt -c
! 3 ,1.1. .j r-a .jnfl hur thrfli
littre ones would nave Deen orpnaneu
and left to the care of Institutions.
Fear Hard to Overcome.
The object of the Visiting Nurse As
sociation is to apply remedies, alle
viate bad conditions, relieve and re
move causes of Illness and poverty and
to show the people how to use what
means they have at hand. This is some
times difficult to achieve, especially
among those who understand and speak
l(tle English. They have a fear of
hospitals, which, in Europe, are con
ducted on less humanitarian lines than
in this country. This takes consider
able persuasion to overcome. It is the
aim of the association to educate these
people to a realization that the nurse
and physician are their friends, to
whom they can come freely for advice
and help, forgetting their superstitious
Booths tomorrow will be in charge of
the following named women:
Northwestern bank building Mrs. T.
D. Honeyman, Miss Weidler.
Yeon building Mrs. S. S. Montague.
Mrs. E J. Labbe.
Portland Hotel Mrs. P. J. Cronln.
Mrs. A. D. McDougall.
Benson Hotel Mrs. Henry Russell
Talbot, the Misses Lambert.
Multnomah Hotel Mrs J. C. E. King,
Mrs. John Claire Montelth.
Imperial Hotel Mrs. James Kerr,
Mrs. Donald Green.
Commercial Club building Mrs. A. A.
Morrison, Mrs. W. D. Wrheel wright.
Chamber of Commerce building Mrs.
C U. Gantenbeln and assistants.
Morgan building Mrs. J. I. Honey-
"le'lling building Mrs. Everett Ames
Electric building Mrs. H. Thanhau
ser, Mrs. Warren E. Thomas.
j k. Gill's Miss Jessie Farrell, Mrs.
Mpler & Frank Company Mrs. E.
Ehrman, Mrs. S. Frank, Mrs. M. Fleish-
Lipman. Wolfe & Co. Mrs. J. r ran.
Watson, Mrs. J. G. Gauld.
Olds. Wortman & R-ms
Roberts Bros.' store Mrs. Thomas
Roberts and assistants.
WAR EFFECTS DISCUSSED
W. D. Wheelwright Says Exports of
Foodstuffs May Remain Normal.
That the effect of the European war
on business conditions in the United
States is as yet uncertain, and will
depend greatly upon the length of the
struggle, was asserted last night by
W D Wheelwright, president of the
Pacific Lumber Company, in an ad
dress in Library Hall before the Colo
rado State Society. Mr. Wheelwright
says that France entered the to o
recover Alsace and Lorraine, while
England was actuated by a desire to
fulfill her treaty obligations.
"The loss of crops in Europe, on ac
count of the war," said Mr. Wheel
wright, "may be offset by the corre
sponding poverty, and the resulting
loss in the consumption of American
nriucts. Thus it is not at all certain
SSf'S-rwi! IntSigV tne Port qud last night as to their con
tnat t"5 ' t-hj c. ........ -,i.-,T iht V siting Nurse
. the TTnited States.
OI lOWSLU'.a -. .
"The course of action to be taken
bv the American business men is dlffi-.-..i
-. If the war is a
matter of months, one course should
j j If it is to last for
years it will require a readjustment In
the business anairs 01 tne
"France entered tnis war oecause
she was not a good loser in 1870. She
has always wanted to recover Alsace
and Lorraine. Wre must say for Eng
land that she entered the war solely
on account of her treaty obligations,
and at the personal request of the
Dr. C. A. Ramsey presided at the
I VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF PORTLAND.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN.
I Help the Needy Sick.
I Monday. Sept 14, is V. N. A Day.
I Hereby Subscribe $
; Per year for the support of the Visiting Nurse Association.
Memberships: Annual 13, 15, $10. Sustaining $23 and up.
THE SUNDAY OREGOffTAJf. PORTLAHP. SEPTEMBER 13, 1914.
w -.aanlnTngnmT bbbbB ' SiTT hsssnmsaasaam
REGARD IS GENERAL
High Praise for Visiting Nurses
Voiced by All.
CLUBS PLEDGE ASSISTANCE
Admen Are Notified by Telephone to
Help Cause Tomorrow Small
Contribution Plan Deemed
' Best to Aid Organization.
That it Is a most meritorious char
ity, worthy of the generous support
of a city, is the unanimous opinion oi
itiiena of Portland,
ictions regarding the Visiting Nurse
Association. If such a feeling is as
general as supposed, the success of
"V. N. A day" tomorrow seems assured,
say the campaign leaders.
..v.... nnorp me as being enthusi-
4. "".j -i-
astlcally In favor of the continuance of
the viaiung wuisc naoui-ianu..,
Charles F. Berg of the Portland Ad
Club. "The Ad Club has taken up the
object through its executive committee
and all the members have been tele
phoned to acquaint them with the
worthiness of this organization.
"We can recommend to the kind con
sideration of Portland's citizens this
most deserving charity. One can ap
preciate even the kindness of a nelgh-
bor in the hour of sickness how much
more will be appreciated the attention
of experienced nurses by those who
cannot afford medical attention."
Rotarians Pledged to Aid.
J. C. English pledges the support of
the Rotary Club to the campaign to-
"When women like those in charge
of the association s camyaie"
in coliclt aid. it IS
up to the business men of this city at
n..ta fnTiila fnr thft carrying
on of the work." said Mr. English. "We
ItdL ' :-
should eliminate the need of these
t, tnr oimnnrt T bplieve
KUUltU uc5fiiu .w. - -- ,
that the small-contribution plan is the
logical way or nanunng tne situation.
rr .. nADnr,a Q -e. frtnH of fOllOW-
ing the 'lines of least resistance, and
it is only when a subject is brought to
their attention by an active campaign
like this tnat tney realise ua
"The Rotary Club hopes to bring
Inti this association. I
C.C1J lut.iivi.. ...... - -
doubt if there are any who will make
the plea tnat tney cannot at iot
m , oC . mnn.V, fnf Sllf-h Work.
lUrQ - uKma a. - "
voiced the opinion of many when he
'Ttrvo. th. VIolHnn- NTlrse Association
Is doing is a wonderful work for the
people who need It most, it is a met
1. ......., ..nAT-tfllrino- for all the ooor
that are ill. With no sectarian affili
ations and the right kind of persons
in charge of the work it deserves
Pastor Has Praise.
"it is one of the most efficient, best
managed charities tnat 1 anu, ue
dared Dr. A. A. Morrison, 01 tne .inn
ity Episcopal Church. it is non-sec
...i.n qtiH Tinrftlv humanitarian 1
charity of the highest order. I think
the people of Portland will respond
generously to the call for aid.
"Judgtng from what it has been, the
Visiting rsurse Association 10 a. buuu
thing, and we will do all we can to help
. u . . IT T-l f .. .1 1- . .1 1 1
it along, aoserteu nuia'.c
president of the Commercial Club. "We
need such an organization now if we
ever did, and its work should be con
tinued. The small amounts asked for
should bring many subscriptions."
"The Visiting Nurse Association is
something we cannot afford to dispense
with," maintained Rabbi Jonah B. Wise.
"I have come into personal contact with
its work in South Portland and find it
to be the most effective form of help
ful benevolence in the city. The scien
tific aid of trained women for those
who cannot afford medical attendance
Is worthy the support of all loyal citi
zens." Often there isn't much difference be
tween a selfish interest and a heartfelt
BOURNE GIVES AID
Donor of $500 to Fund Teils
Why Democrats Should
Be Retired Now.
DEPRESSION CAUSE TOLD
Letter to State Central Committee
Lays to Democratic "Maladmin
lstralon" Reasons for Busi
ness Conditions Today.
Reasons why the Democratic party
should be retired from its present con
trol of Congress are given by Jona
than Bourne. Jr., in a letter addressed
to the Republican state central com
mittee, received yesterday. Mr. Bourne
enclosed his personal check for 500 as
a contribution to the Oregon campaign,
wtlh the apology that he would have
been able to contribute more if it had
not been for the business depression
due to Democratic "mal-administra-tlon"
and the European war.
The effect of the Democratic tar ft
law and the repeal of the free tolls
provision of the Panama Canal act are
two of the party acts censured by Mr
Bourne. The text of the letter follows.
"WASHINGTON. Sept. 4. Hon.
Charles B. Moores. Chairman Republ c
an State Central Committee. Imperial
Hotel. Portland Or. .
close herewith my check Payable
to your order for uu as ni v.u...-
r "r d k'i..,t, i-amnalun now
tlon lO me n""""-" . TC 5,, f
being conducted by you in the State of
Oregon. I had expected to senu ,Uu
$1000. but I rina wi .'TZ
. .' . n.railn mal-admin-
Slon lnciaem iu c... lirn
istration and accentuated by the Euro
pean war limit my tonmui u.. -"
inclosed amount. I trust that the pro
ceeds of the inclosed check, used n
accordance with Federal and btate
laws may assist in the promulgation
of Information as to Republican accom
plishments and dissemination of just
criticisms of Democratic failures.
Duties Keep Donor In East.
. , a fAafh Oreeron bv this
time in order to participate in the cam
naign and present in person my .rea
sons why I believe that the electoral
of Oregon snouia give an -victorv
to the Republican party next
November. My official duties necessi
tate my presence nere; n. i.
prived at present of the pleasure of a
visit home and opportunity of seeinB
my friends and presenting to them my
reasons for urging loyal support to the
Republican party in the coming elec
tion. . .. . .
"In my opinion, tne greatest i
before this country, and. in fact.
before the civilized world is that or
Popular vs. Delegated uovoi
Personally. I am convinced that the
general welfare of every community is
better served by the distribution rather
than the centralization of power in
. onTiroT- rlplpe-ated to or
assumed by any Individual can . only re
sult In benefits commensurate w ith that
individual's honesty, aoimy, T" ,
ness and experience. Self-interest, and
generally selfish interest, nearly al
ways determines the postponed action
of any individual, uonv-, ---vinced
that the best government Is that
which bestows the greatest powers and
ull the Deople and
respoasmaiwco .... , ,
delegates no more power to any single
individual tnan is iw"w
to administer laws enacted directly by
the people or through their representa
tives, the legislative bodies. So for
many years, I have been an ardent ad
vocate of popular government.
. a- i r. r-1 t- rtn n ar n 1 W flVS
be opposed to enlarging the powers of
. nrrr r that Dartv is
dominated by the South, where all other
Issues are suDoroinaieu iu .
qneatlon. During the present Demo
cratic administration, executive dic
tatorship has reached its climax. Con
gress having been rendered almost
. - .,VM,rtrtrifint tn thfi White
completely auuv -
House in violation of the fundamental
principles of our 5071.1.. --
L i rn crvoa have estab-
llshed the policy of controlling all Im
portant legislation Dy puriy r Vk
"This means that a minority of the
, Trails mn.v deter-
SSSttS course that House shall take
upon questions 01 - ; "
of representative and popular govern
ment. A itenaioridi ."""-- ------
1 unknown in tne nisiory .
Bureaucracy at Helgnt.
"Bureaucracy has reached the height
of its power. Department ana r
heads seize ana ei:i.i ------ -.
control which should be exercised only
. enwiftr laws enact-
under deiimtc i
ed by the legislative branch of the gov
ernment, under tne ------
tlon ours is rapidly becoming a govern
ment of men and not of law an ipse
dixit a government of whim, favorit
ism and prejudice and not a govern
ment of, by and for the people Such a
government can nui .
"Other reasons why I believe the
. cvrttii hA retired
0 conYro. "of the National Congress
and the Republican party .
power, are as follows:
Pu iAn-tcintinn onened
"Democratic mm " T.
our markets to competition with
cheaper production abroad w"hfith,t
result that imports, during the first
"ne months of the Democratic tariff
law. increased over $162,000,000 as
compared with the corresponding
period two years before rhat ac tional
amount of money is lost to this
country and added to the wealth of
How West Is Affected Is Told.
"In enacting a tariff law. the Demo
cratic party was not only neglectful
of the best interests of the country as
a whole, but it grossly discriminated
against the producers of the West,
placing upon the free list products
Placing uj. jiv. iaree Dortion
irom wniii " - -- - -
, )T,rtntrial income. The sale of
New Zealand butter and Chinese eggs
. I,.- nf the Pacific Coast
i. h nrice the Pacific Coast
Tho sale of Argen
tine corn in the markets of Illinois is
not merely an injury to producers of
not the country but an in-
hat sf 'y,' throughout
turv mj . . . ,
the west. i - "--- .-
age of wool prevented a reduction in
the price 01 mat mmnmiii
obscufe the fact that throwing our
markets open to competition with the
t tha lm.rln nroducer a
worio gia . r - -
lower price than he would otherwise
receive. When worm pronuumn nio
reached its normal stage, the inevitable
result will be felt by the American
woolgrower. Temporary high prices
for some products because of the Eu
ropean war does not alter the fact that
Democratic tariff policies are destruc
tive of American Industries.
"The proposal to pay Colombia $25,
000,000 and tender that country an
apology for the action of this Govern
ment in connection with the Panama
Canal Zone is an act which should meet
the disapproval of the American people.
"Under Democratic Administration,
with the approval of the Democratic
Senate, the diplomatic service has been
"made one of the spoils of politics. Men
long tramed in the diplomatic service
have been set aside In order that men
with no particular fitness for the po
sitions might be te warded for political
"Repeal of the free tolls provision of
the Panama Canal act was a repudia
tion of a pledge mads by the Demo
cratic party In its platform and on the
stump and was unjustified by either
home interests or foreign obligations.
"The Democratic party has lost no
opportunity to endeavor to evade the
classified civil service laws and regu
lations, which took a large part of the
Government service out of the spoils
system of politics. While the classi
fied civil service system by no means
has reached perfection, it is immeas
urably better in its results than the
spoils system which It succeeded and
to which the Democratic party has
sought to return.
"The effect of Democratic Admin
istration upon American Industry is
shown by the record of commercial
failures. For the month of July. 1914.
befere the European war had affect
ed business conditions, the liabilities
of concerns that were thrown Into
Ex-Seuator Jnoamin, unurne. jr., ,
Who Sends Contribution to .
bankruptcy aggregated $20, 377,148, as
compared with $12,150,070 for the same
month In 1911, when Republican pol
icies were in force.
"Through unfamiliarity with the
needs of an undeveloped section of the
country or through heedlessness of
conditions there existln the Demo
cratic Administration of the Post
office Department has discontinued
many lines of star route mail service
vitally essential to the prosperity, con
venience and comfort of those who
have gone to the frontier to find new
homes and make the wilderness pro
ductive. "For the reasons briefly stated here,
I earnestly hot e for return of the Re
publican party to power and desire to
aid in accomplishment of that result.
(Signed): "JONATHAN BOURNE, JR."
laUBM REPUBLICANS OPEN OFFICE
Ronald C. Glover, Old Associate of Rep
resentative, In Charge Committee
men to Meet September 19.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 12. (Special.) The
Republican Congressional committee of
the First District has established head
quarters at room 208, the Hubbard
t..(,Af ,hi. nttv anri la nlnnnlng a
UU11U1IL6, lino -
campaign in behalf of the re-election of
Representative nawiey. me m-u-
. 111 1, nf Ronald t .
quarters win t,c km " m , . .
Glover, for many years associated with
Mr. Hawley, and laminar uu u
Chairman W. J. Culver, 01 tne com
mittee, today sent out a call to the Con
gressional committeemen in the 17
counties of the First District to 00
present at a meeting September 1.
-.1 it i., .vn0ptnH that thorouirh or
ganization will be perfected. It Is not
expected mat itepresBuiau
... . KA'n-A .Via .l.crlnn
win oe 111 tjiesu :"" - -
November 3, unless Congress adjourns
before that time, as he has heretofore
expressed his intention to remain at his
post of duty. He has not been In Ore
gon since the convening of Congress In
December, 1912, as Congress has been
practically in continuous session since
that time. When Congress Is not In
session It has been tne custom ui w
Hawley to return to Oregon and spend
. . . 1 n.i.v. Vila f-nnatitll-
nis time comei 1 me, i.m - -
ents and personally acquainting hlmselt
with the needs of the district.
Commenting upon tne
respect to the re-election 01 repre
sentative Hawley and the plans of the
committee, Mr. Glover said:
"We are planning to maae a visoiuu
campaign, not because we believe such
activity In behalf of Mr. Hawley Is at
all necessary, for he is more worthy of
election tnan ever ueiuie ant. .
nnic,- v.or-Biiuft of his experience and
hard and successful work. He would be
elected by a plurality 01 irom t
A r n n . ...J, Hni.ht If hft COUld
be here to give his personal attention
to his campaign, anu we, n.o
j ....... tn fiB-Vit for the
esire anu Htvfwflo - - -
maximum plurality for the reason that
Mr. Hawley is entitled to mat inwo-
.-A t.l. t. -.mnina In U' Vl In IT tOn
ment wime ne inn.... ...
and devotes his time and energy to the
service of the people during the pro
longed sessions of Congress, even though
his political opponent in Oregon has
.. - i ui. Antlva norlnrl
been active tor weeitn. ia c.t.. a--
- A , . ttu V. Xaan . Vl M P t ft T 1 7.P (1
01 puDllc aervitc urn, t-v.i, .......
by his absolute devotion to the welfare
of his constituents ana ne iieta tt .aivcn
the time to combat the little pack of
political Jackals that skulk about and
endeavor to take advantage ot ni in
occupation in the public business and
make a campaign against him by the
use ot misrepresentation i i....--v.
-r;ni.d reDorts are reaching us from
over all the district. Representative
Hawley was born In uenton tjounty anu
his neighbors of boyhood days are prac
tically unanimous for him. He has
tnousanas ui nicnuo m w
know him personally as a successful and
taltniUl puonc seivant n iliac 'iii'ftinj
and character have never been disputed
by even the most biased, partisan, and
these men and women may be depended
upon to win the election by an In
creased plurality November 3."
DENTAL HEADQUARTERS FOR OUT
OF TOWN PEOPLE
People from all parts of Oregon and Washington cotwtantly
visit our office for dental treatment Our J-klll "acknowl
edged, and our promptness In finishing work In oM day
when required is appreciated by out-of-town patrons.
Dr Wise is a false-tooth expert. There Is "AI.WAY oK
BEST" in every calling, and Dr. Wise sys clslm to this dis
tinction In Oregon. 27 yesrs' expsrlencs.
What we can't guarantee we don't do.
LOW PRICES FOR IIIGH-GK I I IK.
Good Red Rubber Plates, each -'.00
The Best Red Rubber Plates, cai-h ST..V)
22-Karat Gold or Poreelalu Crewa. g5.oo
WISE DENTAL CO.
RELIABLE PAINLBSS DENTISTS,
Phoaes Mala Z02S. A
122. Third Street
FAIR VOTERS WILL
AID IN CAMPAIGN
Republican Committee Orgafl-
izes After Appointment by
WORK TO BE THOROUGH
Tickets for "Harmon)" Dinner in
Great Demand' Ilcport Indicate
Thinning of PToRresslve Ranks.
T. B. Kay Is Visitor.
Women are going to take an active
part In this campaign.
Republican women nre taking tne
lead in this kind of activity. Their
work will be directed through the
women's advisory committee of the Re
publican state centra committee, which
effected a preliminary organization
The commute as oriRinaiiy appoint
ed by Charles B. Moores. chairman of
the state central committee, tis com
posed of the following women: Mrs.
B. Bartlett, Mrs. Emma E. Morgan, Mrs.
W. R. Ellis, Mrs. L.ulu Crandall. Mrs.
A. E. Borthwlck, Mrs. Ella J. Metzgsr
and Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunlway.
At yesterday s meeting, which was
held In the rooms of the State Women's
Republican Club, Morrison street,
the following officers were elected:
President. Mrs. Bartlett: secertary,
Mrs. Morgan; treasurer, Mrs. Ellis;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. cranoau.
Inasmuch as one vacancy existed on
the committee, Mrs. Jonn B. Coffey was
elected to that place by vote of the
other members of the committee.
Mrs. Bartlett, In accepting the presi
dency, pointed to the necessity of con
tinued activity on the part of the
women voters in the work of the cam
paign. She ridiculed the Idea that the
women Bhould assume a non-psrtlsan
attitude on public uuestlons and de
clared that there Is just as much need
of partisanship among the women as
there is among the men.
She spoke hopefully of Republican
prospects In Oregon this year and Im
pressed upon her hearers the important
work that tho women can do In bring
ing about party success.
One of ths immediate objects sought
by ths committee Is to obtain a Re
publican organization of woman In
every county of the stste and. through
the county organisation, an organisa
tion in every precinct. Officers of the
stat- committee will communicate at
once with women leaders of the party
In the various counties of Oregon and
will urge them to organise thslr re
spective counties at once. Ths women's
committees In the several counties will
co-operate with their respecttvs coun
ty central committees.
The plan of organising a stste com
mittee of women first wss suggested
by Edward D. Baldwin, secretary of
the state central committee, and was
adopted unanimously at a recent meet
ing of the committee. Chairman
Moores then made tne appointments.
Headquarters for the women's com
mittee have been estsbllsho with the
Women's Republican Club In room 407
at iBOH Morrison street. All Republi
can women are urged to go there and
register and to make the rooms their
Members of the Prohibition psrly
held a meeting In their headquarters,
room 104 Falling building, Friday even
ing. L H. Amos was elected chairman
and J. A Dunbar secretary of the or
ganization. Unanimous support was voted to
state and National prohibition and to
National woman's suffrage. Various
members of the party who previously
had been affiliated with some of the
older parties took an active part In the
A committee of three J. A. Dunbsr,
Arthur I. Moulton and Roscoe P. Hurst
was chosen to arrange for a series
of luncheons to be held at 12 o'clock
each Wednesday from now until elec
An invitation was extended by Mrs.
Mary Malette, president of the Multno
mah County Women's ChMstian Tem
perance Union, to participate In the
luncheon in the Centenary Methodist
Church on Wednesday, September II.
The Invitation was accepted and a full
attendance was promised. Severs can
didates will speak.
J. H. (Henry) Booth, president of the
Roseburg National Bank, at Roseburg.
and a brother of Robert A Booth, Re
publican candidate for United States
Senator, was In Portland yesterday. He
reports conditions In Douglas County
favorable to Republican success.
F. S. Curl, a prominent business man
of Pendleton, who has been passing a
few days In Portland, said yestardsy
that the people of Umatilla County are
less Interested in the European war
than they are in harvesting their wheat
crops, which are enormous. Between
their activities la getting thslr crop
harvested, he says, the Umatilla people
are making preparations for their an
nual Round-Up at Pendleton, which,
they expect, will attract bigger crowds
this year than ever.
Umatilla County formerly was the
home of Dr. C. J. Smith, ths Democrstic
candidate for Governor, but. In Mr.
Curl's opinion, he will poll but little
if any more than his party vote. '
"Umatilla County Republicans will
loyally support the straight Republican
ticket and Dr. Wlthycombe will poll an
enormous vote," he says.
"Ot course, the story hss been widely
spread that Dr. Smith Is to sweep ths
county. This Is done purely for po
litical effect, and if his rrlemls In other
coustles are banking on It they will be
grevlously disappointed when the re
turns come rolling In after the Novem
ber election. Umatilla Republicans are
active and enthusiastic and will render
a good account of themselves."
Thomas B. Kay. State Treasurer, was
In Portland yesterday and reports that
Interest in the coming election will be
great throughout the state In spits of
the war. He says the "wet" and "dry"
question will be one of the most hotly
Why should It make a young man raw
to tell him that he Is gieen?
S. E. Corner Third aad Washington.