The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 11, 1915, SECTION THREE, Page 11, Image 45

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    VISITS BY WOMEN, PROMINENT IN NATION AND a xr
TO MAKE THREEMONTH PERIOD NOTABLE ERA IN PORTLAND
Mrs. Pethwick Uwce .nd Mary Antin Anton Those Ah- Entered, While Arrival .f Jane Add., Mrs. Percy
and Other Equally Well-Known Persons Is Anticipated Eagerly-Mra. Frederick Schoff, Prudent of Congress of Mothers, to Come From Philadelphia.
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HE three months from the middle I
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of March to the middle of June
probably will become historic in
a. iwirlod in whic'j this city
was visited by more women of National
and International prominence than the
total In any year previous.
TV .. i .i.. .Hv.noo en rH of these
distinguished visitors, Portland has en
tertained several wnose iro
as to make their visit a matter of wide
, . n.i.i our ur ,,kn nan Mrs.
Pethick Lawrence, the noted English
suffragist, was a guest In Portland for
several aays, appeareu u"
: l anr1 tinif nivip-
SAUiraSe orBViiMuvua mju - -
ties, and delivered a number of lectures
on modern social movements.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the niece
of Henry Ward Beecher, and for years
one of the leaders among women writ
ers on present-day social movements
and problems, lectured In Portland only
two weens since, jo i" ou
-n n hnit tn M.-irv Antin. the
famous Russian immigrant girl, author
ox "The rromisea jlhi J,;v-Ll"
nn tha immicrrant Question
and the manner of handling In the
United States.
Mary Antin has appeared tor iwo ire-
A. - t rwjkortn nna, in Pnrtlnnd and
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one in Monmouth, before the State Nor
mal School- This was me greatest num
ber Ot engagement ouo "nu J
of the Pacific Coast states she visited.
In Washington she was at Tacoma for
one day. . r
m.- - fliat will hrme to
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Portland within the next six weeks,
however, a still greater number of Na
tionally famous women are the Na
tional convention of the Congress of
Mothers. &iay n m ..0.11.1.1
cenventlon of the General Federation
r,t Women's Clubs, which will be held
May 19 to June I.
Jame Addams' Visit Awaited.
Among those of National fame who
win ho nresent at these conventions
are: Mrs. Fredricks Schoff, National
president of the Congress or aiomers.
Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, president
of the National Federation of Women's
si .. w . l v n 1 ii rv. Jnninc Rnran.
Miss Bessie Locke, director of kinder
garten In the national Bureau 01 r.u-
(Cn tinned From Page 8.)
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lUirea. Mrs. H. P. Peters; too llisaes I
Hazel Coote. Helen Whitfield, Pauline
TnarTT- Pearl Wenser.
Naomi faun
Vivian Quigley, Margaret Thomas, Leo-
la Reld. A. Hall. Axa Paget, M. uixon,
Q. Scarth, Margaret Myers, S. Tbomp
a Hums frnlUns. Marie Dooley, Ruth
Xmadaa. Coloma Wagnon, Mildred Law
rence. Eva Zimmerman, Ruth jonns,
Charlotte Patterson, Norma Sparks,
Pauline Inapp. Gladys W. Applegate,
aiarstierite Colpitts, Alice Ormandy. I
Gaapard. M. Rebe, W. Hess. Nettie Hab
ekoet. Hazel and Webberta Babbldge:
tho Messrs. James C Keeler. J. A. Or
mandy. George Garrett. G W. Haien.
Fred Houser, Ralph W. Blakely, J. H.
Robertson. E. H. Ellis. P. K. Maule. F.
McFurey. H. Schwartz. Ralph De
Laoo, F. L. Carlton. R. K. Maynard,
J M. Lansinger. A. M. Thompson. V. W.
Cather. D. A. Bourne, L. Cunningham,
J H. Myers. Hart K. Smith. R. Perry,
E, R. Hawkins. C E. Travillion. i. A.
Waller. L. C. Sparks. R- J. Clary, Fred
E. Burns. Jerrold Owen, Dr. E. B.
Wheat. Arthur W. Siain, F. E. Peterson.
Stuart McQueen. Carl A. Palm. J. L.
Bailey and Terry Boileau.
On Wednesday afternoon the women
of Circle-No. 1, of the Central Christian
Church, received their friends from 2
to at the home of Mrs. Arthur Miller.
Tho reception committee Included Mrs.
Leonard Cleek, Mra H. E. Bloyd, Mrs.
W G. Calhoun. Mrs. W. S. Hollis and
Mrs. Miller. After an Interesting pro
gramme refreshments were served. Miss
Lovell and Miss Williams presiding at
the punch bowl.
Gordon Granger Post and Corps,
held a tea at the home of Mrs. Eisen
hauer. 45 Ainsworth avenue. Friday
afternoon. The programme given was
as follows: Piano duet. Misses Cul
lin and Guild; reading, Mr. Murphy;
song. Mra Cline; reading. Mrs. Knight;
piano duet. Mesdames Thornton and
Newman; reading. Mrs. Morse; song,
Miss Gran: reading. Mra Stansberry;
sons". Miss Murphy.
a
. enje-vable silver weddine was
riven by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hanlsch
at their home Friday -evening. The
rooms were decorated artistically with
various flowar ae tern. At tho close
8. tii
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ucation; Mrs. John Sherman, professor
nariiamntirv law in the John Mar
shall Law School, of Chicago; Mrs.
Mary G. Hay. president of the New
York Suffrage Society; Zona Gale, the
noted writer, and numerous others.
It is hoped that Jane Addams, who Is
undoubtedly one of America's most fa
mous women workers in the suffrage
movement and in . various other pro
gressive movements, will come from
Chicago to attend the federation con
vention; It is possible that the war
in Europe and the active interest that
Mrs. Addams is taking in the peace
conferences that will be held at The
Hague may delay her Western trip, but
the local committees preparing for the
Federation convention 'are still hopeful
that she may be here. '
Mrs. Percy V. J?ennybacker, of Austin,
Texas, president of the general Federa
tion of "Women's Clubs, is an author
and leader in many progressive move
ments. She is a native of Virginia, but
was reared in the Lone Star state.
Mrs. Pehnybacker in young womanhood
achieved success as the author of "A
Brief History of Texai" a work that
has passed through some ten or more
editions, and is used as 4 textbook in
almost every school in Texas.
Mrs. Pennybacker was among the
earliest advocats of women's clubs,
along lines of self-improvement. She
was instrumental in organizing one of
the oldest clubs in the state, "The First
Literary," of Tyler, Texas. For some
vears the ill health and subsequent
death of her scholarly husband, Percy
V. Pennybacker, caused her retirement
from active club life.
Texas Federatloa Is Headed.
From 1901 to 1903 Mrs. Pennybacker
served the Texas Federation as presi
dent, being the third In succession. Her
;..-oi.T. wan AnA nf advance
along all lines. Several leading insti
tutions of higher learning gave scnoi
arshlps to the State Federation and a
sum of $3500 was raised for the en
dowment of a free scholarship in the
Texas State University, so that each
class of that institution will have a
young woman representing the State
Federation.
During Mrs. Pennybacker's term of
s. if ennyoac&er s iwm wi
office the
conservative women of I
OdICTY
of the evening an elaborate supper was
served, covers ocing iaia ior ou,
COMING EVENTS.
The G. N. C. B. girls will grfa their
annual ball Thursday night, April 22,
at Cotillion Hall. Members and com
mittee are Eva Cook Vinton, Faye
Wise, Joannette Routledge, Esther Ru
deen. Gertrudo Lucke. Anna Walker,
Ruth land, Cora Walker, Grace Dorney.
Pearl Ryman, Joe Gumbert, Blanche
riMnain .a.m T V rYT. William A.
RhndM. Elmer A. Hanson. A. O. Kra
mer. A. L. Roberts. Ralph Maria. James
Dorney, Arthur Rudoen and E. L. Vin
ton. The patrons are Mr. and Mre.
Charles ChrtBtenscm. Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Snook. Mr. and Mra R. F. Goddard,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cook. Mr. and Mrs.
B. P. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. G. Hunter.
An "Ellinecbuav" will be given by
tho Daughters of the Crown at the
Grace Memorial parish hotfse Friday
: . I . Tka nr(IPr,mmf. which
is unique and Intereating. will include
reveral short piays. i nose usus
in the performance are: Misses Hazel
r ifo.ir.ai VcIiMd. Lina Folts.
Katherine Elmer, Ethel Tait. Catherine
Lurtxer. Lucille oiman. v-ecena nui
man Adeline Kendall. Kathleen Mit
chell Genevieve Mitchell and Harry
Hammer. The entertainment Is under
the supervision of Mrs. P. L Thomp
son. - -
All arrangemonta have been com
pleted for the first annual ball to be
, i . . xriKAn.fiaT, RuilHinir Asso-
riat4nn in tiheir new hall. 846 Russell
Thai Mmmktefl having
.i'ii ir." i- -..
.T.. affair In niai T-a-A la COmOOSOQ Ol
John O'Hare, John Farrell, E. H. Deery.
P. E. Sullivan. D. W. Lane. John Keat
in D.Mr.v Rvu. Followinar are 13ie
-irm w. A. Elvers. Mrs.
T. 6. Hogan, Mrs. P. Doua-laoo. Mrs.
E. H. Decry. Mrs. P. E. Sullivan. Mrs.
M Lawler, Mrs, M. J Driseoll, Mrs. J.
Foley, Mrs. F. J. Covin.
The Portland Heights Club party next
Friday evening will be a runion of all
i i. v. ...... m .i.h.r, nf tha
moan ail. li -. " 1 "ii
club at any time since its organization.
Both cards and dancing win n in
dulged in. The patronesses will be Mrs.
t m T.at Un T r. Honevman. Mra
Jay ' Smith and Mrs. A. D. Charlton.
SocUl comniittee. Jink James Ewinsr,
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k? .. r 's;a
Texas first undertook legislative work.
and were instrumental in iccunug ui
passage of a model child labor law and
ty,m. hniMina- nf a magnificently
equipped young women's dormitory at
the state university.
In connection with other organisa
tions they also secured the poll tax
law, which materially Increases the
public school fund, and the establish
ment of a "State College of Industrial
Arts" for young women, which is now
.hn vialiArl omOtlff the
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clubs all over tne state stirring w
r nrttr.ul Chnr. ILTra Allan R fllatt-
eon. Floor committee, W. S. Dinwiddle,
Fletcher Linn. . L. uonaia anu wiiiiaui
Young.
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The young women of St. Rose parish
will entertain with another dancing
party Friday evening, April 23, at Vin
cent's Hall, corner East Firty-third
street North and Sandy boulevard. The
patronesses are: Mra C. Conlin, Mrs. D.
Bates, Mrs. E. J. Ryan, Mrs. C. B. Mer
rick, Mra James Browne, Mrs. D, E.
Dawson.
The committee Include the Misses
Lorraine Mahoney, Helen Browne, Rita
Bates, Isabella Kelley, Helen Conlin.
Mary Lantray, Rachel Ryan, Grace
Kyne.
Invitations are out for the second
dance and card party to be given Tues
day night. April 20, by Portland Lodge
No. 416. Independent Order of B'nal
B'rith, to Its members and guests at
the new B'nai B'rith building on Tbir
teenth street. The event is being looked
JJEW FEDERAL BUILDING
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STItrrrrBE COMPLETED RECENTLY AT COST OF S6S.000.
ALBANY. Or., April 10. (Special ) Albany's new Federal building,
occupied this week by the local postoffice and the headquarters of the
Santiam National Forest, is a model structure both in design and con-
ircontalns every feature of the latest plan of construction adopted
by the Treasury Department for Government buildings and there is no
more up-to-date structure in the country. . . . . .
The new building Is erected entirely of stone, brick and terra cotta.
It Is SO by SO feet in size and is two stories above ground, with a full
story basement. The structure stands on a quarter block at the souti
east corner of Second and Broadalbin street:.
activity for the betterment of school
conditions, publio libraries and the
'town beautiful." As a result, domestic
science and manual training were in
troduced in many scnoois, partly at mo
expense of the state. Motnerr anu
teachers ciuds were jormeu, uuu6.i.
into closer relation the home and
school.
Enterprises lUusea W1U V wor
T.i 1 ! .1- AntaMMiHa nf thA State Fed
eration, public libraries and the trav-
1 1 .-4- .1-11 1 1 on- wre Tnanasred with
vigor, and the membership of the fed
eration lncreaseo more m.u ii
ing more than 6000.
Mrs. Pennybacker was a member of
,k. to introiM hfAnnial. where her
clearly-expressed practical ideas and
parliamentary apiiity aLtrcutou
tion. At tne ct iuib uieuntai,
was easily elected for official position.
Mrs. Frderlck Schoff, president of
the Congress of Mothers, comes from
Philadelphia. Mrs. Schoff is editor of
the Child Welfare magazine, the of
ficial organ of the Congress, , and
contributor of numerous articles 10
different publications, dealing with the
activities in which the Congress of
Mothers Is interested.
She was president of the Pennsyl
vania Congress of Mothers in 1899
1902 and then became president of the
National Congress of Mothers, which,
with the aid of President Roosevelt
and the Department of State, held the
first international Child Welfare Con
n h TTnited States at the White
House in March, 190S.
Mrs. Schoff organized ana leu tne
movement to obtain the juvenile pro
bation system in Pennsylvania, which
was adopted in 1901, and led a move
ment for its re-enactment in 1903, after
the Supreme Court had declared it un
constitutional on account of technical
errors.
Maar More Notable Women Comlas.
In 1910 Mrs. Schoff was a delegate
from the United States Department ot
ot.t. tn the third Home Educational
Congress In Brussels. She was a spe
cial collaDorator in mo
tional division of the Bureau of Edu
cation In 1914 and to the present. In
Pennsylvania she was active in the
work of the probation association and
i. tr, wltVi n. erreat deal Of
lur wiii u i." ....... -
pleasure on account of the success of
the social event "J - "
last month. . a
A unique dinner will be given by
the women of Centenary Methodist
Episcopal Church Friday night.
Short addresses will be given by Mrs.
Mattie Sleeth and Mrs. C. L. Weaver.
Toasts will be responded to by prom
inent women of the different churches.
Mrs. B. F. Morden will preside as
toastmistress.
The Women's Society of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and En
pinemen will hold a card party in
Woodmen Hall, Rodney avenue and
Russell street, Thursday, April 15, at
t P M. The committee in charge is
Mrs. Earl Scott, Mrs, A. W. Nelson and
Mrs. J. G. Lebor.
a
Oregon Rose Camp, R. N. A is mak
ing elaborate preparations for its an-
i l-i. ..,.i n..tv tn ha sriven April
21 at Royal Academy Hall. The commlt-
AT ALBANY IS OCCUPIED.
nthep organizations having for their
interest child welfare. Wilfred Har-
VOJf OUUUU, tui.vi..'. "
for years prominent in the United
States consular service. Is her son.
Mrs. John Sherman, of Chicago, pro
- C..l.l annnnm1ar a tin WmRr M I i II
fessor of parliamentary law in
Marshall Law School, has been proml-
. i ffir-a 1 Knnrd nf the Fed -
UCJJL 1 11 1-n 1 .1 . 1 . -- -
eration of Women's Clubs for the past
seven years, frior to mat uno
active as an officer in the Chicago
women's clubs and many other Illinois
organizations. She Is the author of
"Parliamentary Law and Rules of Pro
cedure." now in its six edition.
Zona Gale, of Portage, Wis., began
1 - wiHtpr nn th staff Of
tha Milwaukee newspapers. In 1901
she went to tha staff of the New York
World and has b.en a contributor to
various newspapers. Among .ner puo
lished works are: "Romance Island,
-w-.i. .Aion " "whn I Was 1
Little Girl" and "The Loves of PelleaB
Mrs. L. E. Stearns Is a lecturer of
note and for years has been active In
the library commission of Wisconsin.
Her activities have been largely re-
.thia the. widA develocment of
the library systems of the State of
Wisconsin.
v. iann ,k. vrAmn lia.ra mentioned
DMIUCO HI" " -
l . 1 itmlAO-arltna t n the Con-
tne eencw. uco0v.w -
gress of Mothers and to the General
Federation of women s iuub v..i.
bring to Portland In the next six weeks
1. ....hla inm nn nf irrpn t fT
scores i n"!""'" " . . 1 . .
or lesser magnitude in the fields of
letters, arts and civic worn, many ;
whose names are not yet known and
many of whom have not yet notified
the local committees of their intention
of coming.
It is probable also that the meeting
of the Sons of the American Revolution
here in July will bring, with the dele
gations of men, a great many pi"""
x i.n.mhA ya nrtiVA in t h ft MO
nent wu.uou-t,uv ,
ciety of the Daughters of the American
Revolution.
m. 1.1 . V f.. lt-iml-a a(m Mice
. . 'PnT'tlnnrl a brighter
I V HI JIICDCUV -
array of women of great prominence
in the country than this city will have
an opportunity to see again within
many years.
tee in charge Includes F. W. Coffey, J.
L. Valiant, Mrs. Dale Howe, Mrs. J. W.
Simmons and Mrs. D. D. McGilltvary.
- a -The
regular monthly meeting of the
Wisconsin State Society will be held
at Cotillion Hall. Fourteenth and
Burnside streets, Thursday night. A
special programme and other stunts,
with cards and dancing, will be in
cluded. a
Winslow-Mcade Circle, Ladies of the
Grand Army of the Republic, will give
a "500" card party in their rooms, fifth
floor. Courthouse, Monday afternoon,
from 2 to 5. All friends and members
are cordially invited. Refreshments
and prizes. . , ,
The Officers- Association of tho
Woodmen of the World will meet on
Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the Wood
men Temple. A study of the ritual will
bo made. All officers and members
are requested to be present.
Miss Edna ' Bertsch, a ' well-known
reader, will give "Polyanna" on Friday
night, April 16, in the Mizpah Presby
terian Church, for the benefit of the
church fund.
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An event of the week will be the
informal dancing party Tuesday night
by Marguerite Camp, 440, Royal Neigh
bors of America, at Woodmen of the
World Temple.
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The Lambda Chapter of the Phi Delta
Sigma Sorority has issued Invitations
for a tea to be given Monday after
noon in compliment to their mothers,
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A "middy blouse party" will be given
by the young women of Saint Francis"
Church Wednesday in their ball at East
Eleventh and Oak streets. .
VlTEDDINXrS.
Nlckeraom-Hoaer.
Miss Ada May Honey and Mark
Nickerson were married at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mra W. F.
Honey, on Wallula Heights, near
Gresham, on Monday. Mr. and Mra. C.
H Honey, grandparents of the bride,
stood up with them. The day was the
SOth anniversary of their marriage.
The bride wore a gown of white
satin with a drape of nenon, a veil
tacked with lilies of the valley and
carried a bouquet of white rosebuds
and lilies of the valley. The dress was
trimmed with real lace and pearls:
Th hrida.1 couple stood beneath an
o-rch of greenery. Decorations in the
living-rooms were in bi-.o j .
low, and in the dining-room green and
white apple blossoms were used in' pro
fusion, and as the bridal couple were
leaving the house Glenrose Honey, a
cousin of the bride, scattered apple,
blossom petals in their path. -
CTiu couplo left for Baa Francisco,
where 'they will meet Miss Honey's
brother, John .Honey, woo if ""
ing college there. They will attand
the fair together, and then go on to
their home at Blue Earth, Minn., mak
ing one or two stops en route.
Miss Florence Honey, sister of the
bride, played the wedding march.
Twenty-six sat down to the dinner
and the Misses Edith Catherwood.
Kathrine Honey, Florence Honey ana
Glenrose Honey served.
Mr. Nickerson is in business in Blue
Earth and this was his first trip to
Portland. Both are graduates of Hani-,4-
iinivoraitv. fit. Paul. Minn., and
Miss Honey was a prominent member
of the uamnne uuo 01 rui unim.
Hiaaey-PoffeBkerser.
1 .,A(tv bnm weddina was solemn
ized at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Poffenberger Saturday night,
April ' 3, when their daughter. Flora.
mam-icri tn Frederick J. Hissey.
Rev. Bowersox officiating.
The bride was gowneo in v...
fon, trimmed with lace, and carried a
v.-.., . hiris'a rnaes. The wedding
march was rendered by the Weber Ju
venile Orchestra. .
iiiii4..if Rirks t h a bridesmaid.
juiH "ii"w . ,
- rtC r.nnH ft e-reen creDa de
chine and carried a bouquet of sweet
peas, while Richard a. xusant kin
as best man.
The young couplo received many
beautiful presents, and after the cere
mony a buffet supper was sor.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Tf ti. ut Mr anri Mrs. D. A. Wiest,
Mr. and Mrs. A. 41. Mowrey. Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Mowrey. nr. ana o.r.
E. Hicks, Mrs. A. C. Mowrey, Airs. .
J. Ward. Mrs. A. Guetafson. Mrs. J.
Bowersox, Freda Bishop, Mabel M.
Mowrey. Hattie Poffenberger. Vada
Tar--. TTlla Winst T.lla COlSOm. Hazel
Van Avery. Frances Bliss, Fern Mowrey,
Ernest A. Mowrey, Kuel Mowrey. t. 1.
1. 1 d oi.li Tjnhv Poffenberaer.
Donald' Bishop, Reginald Gustafson and
Alvln Wiest.
Caambrrlata-Rauf-a,
TtTnAarlav .VOuItHT. MarCh 7. at thS
attractive home of Mr. and Mrs. G. A.
Poole, in Rose City Park, occurred the
marriage of John Robert Chamberlain
and Gertrude Elizabeth Rauch. The
Vima warn nrAt tilv decorated with
Spring flowers, soft yellow predomi
nating In tne ainins-ruum n
in the drawing-room, where the cere
mony took place. The service was read
by Rev. Mr. Skinner, of Rose City Park
Community Church, the double ring
service being used. uniy immeaiate
l anri a. fultf plnSA friends Of the
couple were present. Mr. and Mrs.
Chamberlain will be at home to their
friends after May . 1 at the Brown
Apartments, fpurteentn ana inmuw
streets.
SOCIETY PERSOJTAXS.
-ir fi.mii.i Tviwencrart and family
are domiciled in tneir new nomo,
. . .. . i - CUE
Heights Terrace.
a Qvwvv nnA Tiar .da.utrhter
Stella left Thursday for Southern Cali
fornia. They will pass me nuiumm -i-the
Callfomia heaohes and before their
Mr. Jones Again Criticises
Handling of Forests.
Writer Inalata Admlaletratioa of
Laws la liajuat and Makes Reply
. toIUF, Weadover. of Corvallls.
R
OSEBURG, Or., April 10. (To the
Editor.' In The Oregonian oi
April 2, R. F. Wendover, of Corvallis,
criticises my article published In The
Oregonian March 28. Much of my let
ter was record matter, and that por
tion relating to the unjust manner in
which the forest service officials ad
ministered the forest laws was based
upon facts.
Mr. Wendover practically admits the
truth of "ray statements, but says the
Forest: Rangers are not to blame. I
did not say they were to blame, -I said,
"The higherups were to blame."
Mr. Wendover says I care nothing
for the future of the state as long as
I get what I want, and that I am ig
norant of the purpose and character of
forest work. For the Information of
Mr. Wendover and other forest offi
cials, I will say that I am not wanting
any lands of the public domain, but if
I were, knowing what I do concerning
the very unjust manner in which the
forest and other public land laws are
administered, I would not attempt to
take land in the forest-reserve. How
ever, I claim to know from actual ex
periences incident to pioneer, life in
the timbered regions something about
the trials and hardships the poor set
tlers have to endure and that. too.
when the land laws are fairly and
Justly administered, having settled
.1. ... i. nn a hnmeatead In
Wltn my m. v..
heavy timber on land where part or
the town of Toledo now stands. 45
years ago; and having lived in the tim
bered areas, and helped to clear and
put some of these wild lands into cul
tivation, and having gained personal
knowledge of timbered lands by cruis
ing. From actual experience I am
somewhat familiar with the manner in
which the publio land laws are being
administered, having practiced before
the Land Department for many years,
and as Register of the Land Office for
four years, during which time 450 con
tests were pending and filed, having
heard or read the testimony in more
than 200 of these contests and written
200 decision threon. Many of these
contests were filed upon information of
the forest officers against homestead
ers and in many cases years after the
ent'rymen had made final proof on their
homesteads and in numerous instances
long after entryman was dead. I might
say for the further information of Mr.
Wendover that SO per cent of these lo
cal decisions have finally been affirmed
by the Land Department over tho pro
test of the Forest Service. . , .
While coming down the Coast last
month I met 12 donkeys closely fol
lowed by a forest ranger, who eald
-that they bad been ordered up to
Tillamook County to reforest a portion-
of that county," and "the people
up there were going wild oyer the
dairyiag industry, were cutting and
clearing every nook and corner that
was level enough for a cow to Btand
on. That the forest service would
have to get busy ahead of the destruc
tion of timber by the ranchers and
loggers, that the farmers thought
more of their cows than they did of
their children."
Since Tillamook County is one of the
richest dairy countries on earth and
produces about tl.000.000 worth of
dairy products annually, and can afford
to clear up heavy timbered lands at a
cost of from $100 to $200 per acre. It
is no wonder that the good people over
there get excited over the dairying in
dustry: Still with 25.000.000.000 feet
of green forest and the country being
underlaid with coal, It is not probable
that there will be any lack of fuel for
some few hundred years to come.
Mr Wendover says that I am Ig
norant of the real purpose of forestry
work." This may be true as it is prac
ticed by the forest service, but I claim
to have some knowledge of the forestry
laws and the Intents of the framers
Based upon observations of the work
of the Almighty in reforesting burned
over lands during the past 45 years, I
will nay that the Forest Service will
have to go some and get more donkeys
to beat Nature. Forty-five years ago
after the big forest fires on the Coast I
was over some of these burned-over
lands in Western Lane and Benton
(now Lincoln County) and there could
scarcely be seen a green tree for miles.
Now much of this land is reforested
with maple, alder, spruce, flr and hem
lock and many sections of it has been
unrior tha timber and stone
avci. Tois timber is now large enoush
raturn to Portland they will viett both
expositions i i - .
Alia. .u.rre uo-wiir " - - -
ette Lauer arrived homo Saturday from
a two-monlns' visit in ooutasrn va.ii
tornia. Expressions of heartfelt sympathy
are being extended by friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Jess C. Hess, whose little son.
David Edward, died on Tuesday.
Miss Eunice Foster, of Eugene, la
visiting at the home of Miss Gladys
Miller, at 864 East Taylor street, whero
she Is being entertained extensively.
Mra William S. Berdan and Mill
Berdan, who have resided at the Nor
ton for the past nine years, are dom
iciled at lbs -Villa St. Clara, Twelfth
and Taylor streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bfuiraxuer ara
1 ,.. a tan wank a' V i H I f tO Vic
toria and Pugot oiDd cities. They will
return to Seattle soon, wnora r,
Blumauer may acquiro ooono business
Interests.
A mimhaa nf rAl!f-htful Informal SI -
fairs will mark the visit of Mrs.
Thomas J. Casey (Josephine Jemie
gard), of 8eatUe, Wash., who is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Richard B.
Scarlett.
Mra Jack Peak Hoben. who recently
returned from a visit in Walla Walla,
was surprised upon her return by being ,
presented with a beautiful home pur
chased bv her husband in Laurelburst
during her absence. Mr. and Mrs.
Hoben have resided at ceiio wn
since their marriage.
, i .xr t .... ii n antartalnarl on Sat
urday' night for Miss Mabel Poland of
Salem, who left on weaneaoay ior
Francisco, where she will meet her rrl-
-.i i .ii.mt tha .vnnKit1on. She
Ull V re .11 u innn - r -
then will visit throughout the southern
part of the state ana pass mo w.uun
period at Long Beach.
Mr. and Mm. Thomas xeasn, ot ovm
ton, Masa. who have been traveling ex
tensively for the past aut months, visit-
. . i. . . . o..viiri Vraamila and
inaj lll3 ww-i . . .
the Panama-Pacifie International Ex
position, San f'ranoisco. itit j-wn-.
for their home Monday afternoon, a fcr
., - .11 i . -1 n- lira. A K Mat-
tingly and A. B. MaBtlus-ly and A. B.
Riuhardson. of this city.
Miss Opal Cochran, of lone. Or., ar
rived Wednesday evening for a month a
visit at the home of Miss Dalles Pr
kins, on Twenty-sixth street. Miss
Cochran has visited here several times
and many affairs are being planned in
her honor. The first event will be a
matinee, with Miss Perkins as ho-te-a,
at the Orpheum Monday, followed by
tea at the Hazelwood.
Tho many frlenda of Miss Alicia
Pearl Homer will be delighted to learn
that she will return to Portland tonight
after a short sojourn in Southern Ore
gon. While away she was extensively
entertained by friends. MIm llotw
is a prominent Delta Delta Delta rlrU
Mr. and Mrs. George V. Keck, of Chi
cago, who have made an extended visit
during the past few months in Port
land, left on the Beaver last Wednes
day for San Francisco and Los Angeles
on their return to Chicago, accom
panicd by their son. George.
to make good ties and bridge timbers.
I have talked with old pioneers who
have known this country for SO or 60
years and they tell me that In tho
davs much of the country was bare of
timber that today has fine growth
of timber. There is no question
but what the timber lands of
Oregon will reforest themselves if let
alone and are protected from fires. Any
one doubting this may be convinced by
observing old logged-off timber lands,
that is. if the lands have not burned
over year after year. .
Any timber cruiser will tell you that
a great majority of the old-growth fir
and spruce in Oregon is over-ripe and
is commencing to decay and there Is a
material loss every year in the value
of this class of timber if left standing,
that If the old timber was cut and the
young trees were not destroyed In a
few years this young timber would
take the place of the old and aooa be
of a merchantable size.
Mr. Wendover says "that my state
ment that 'some of the best agricul
tural lands are in the forest reserves' Is
Incomplete. It should read: "Some of
the best unappropriated lands are In
the forest reserve.' " Mr. Wendover
further states that "there is but little
agricultural land In this district."
That is what all forest officers say,
but in the face of this statement. Mr.
Seitz. of the Cascade Forest, with head
quarters at Eugene, is quoted as say
ing that during the past two years 1000
forest homesteads have been filed In
Lane County under the Act of June 11,
1906, but the records show that they
were all practically turned down by
the forest officers. Now, to my mind,
when 1000 workinsrmen and farmers go
upon land and look It over with a view
of settling thereon and making a home
and are willing to stake their all upon
the proposition and actually offer their
application In writing to the forest of
ficers, that it Is pretty strong evidence
that the land is agricultural In char
acter. These farmers ought at least to
know as much about farming lands a
a young forest ranger Just out of for
estry school.
Six men from this county recently
visited the Coast in Western Lane
County, and spent a number of days
making an examination of the lands in
that portion of the country and In a
statement signed by all six of them
and published in a Portland newspaper,
they sa that they found the land to be
as lich soil as they have seen, that they
are going back to settle upon the land
and that there Is much good agricul
tural land in that vicinity, notwith
standing the fret that the forest rang
ers and knockers say to the contrary.
As a matter of fact, practically all
the lands in the Coast counties are free
from rocks, and the soli is rloh and
deep to the very tops of the hill, and
on account of the warm, molut cllmaie,
grass grows green practically all tho
year round; therefore It Is the best
dairvlng country in the state and near
ly all the good farms in the Coast coua
ties have been cut and hewn out of tho
brush and timber. B. F. JONES.
HOME-TRADE WEEK HERE
Success of Undertaking to Open
Monday at Weiser Assured.
WEISER, Idaho, April 10. (Special.)
The success of "Home Industry"
week, which will begin Monday and
end Saturday. April 17. is an assured
fact. The members of the Outlook
Club, the Commercial Club and the
business men are a unit In promoting
the event. Nearly every business man
or merchant handling products made
locally or in the state has promised to
give them the most prominent display
during the week and feature thom in
selling. ' ... ,
Goods manufactured in Weiser or
Washington County will have the pref
erence, with Idaho-made goods second
and Western-made goods to follow. Ho
tels and restaurants have been re
quested to feature home products in
their menus whenever possible.
One of the excellent features planned
for the week by the ladies of the Out
look Club is the Women' Exchange,
where all kinds of home products will
be offered for sale, and they will no
doubt cover a wide range of articles
from both towns and country.
Washington Fair to Keep Baby Show.
" CHEHALIS. Wash.. April 10. Spe
cial.) Early in the season the South
west Washington Fair board decided
to eliminate tho baby show at the fair
owing to the expense connected with
this department. There has been con
siderable protest from people In differ
ent parts of the county, and as this de
partment was popular last year, the
County Commissioners bava decided to
continue toil feature.