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WOMEN'S CLUBSM NDMQRK
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Edited by Mrs, Sarah A. Evans.
Report of Pendleton's
Thursday Afternoon Club.
"Second Having completed the same
course of " study, she. was granted the
Mine decree of A. B. or A. M. .
Third The opening of the cones
door on February ft, 1835,'to colored
men end women. . 1
And last but not least In Ha influ-
; ."-The laat year of the Thursday After-
' noon club was one Of splendid activity.
Our year-book, or rather folder (for
we hav progressed beyond rlbbona and I nce upon women, the founding of the
, dainty lace), Is a very businesslike ar- pioneer woman' club of this country.
fair. It gives all the necessary infor- The hlatory of the club as related by
matJon the ' regular meetings lorjMrs. Comings la an Interesting one, out
.. the year with subjects ror each srter- too long to repeat at this time, surnce
noon, etc. There are standing commit- it to say. that It waa the outgrowth
teas on library, education, schoolroom of a desire among a few young college
'''decoration, domestic science, forestry, women for greater Intellectual growth
banauet and Tear-book. ' I than the college waa giving them, and
I The club maintains five departments J perhaps with a desire to keep pace with
V Shakespeare, hlatory. German, civics their brothers In this respect At the
and restroom. " The - domestic scienoe l nrsc meeting a consmuuon was auopieu
department carried on a most success-1 Beginning as iomows:
ui .uk Un v. n Mil. I "We. the underalra
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ler of Portland aa instructor. Our class
numbered 10 members, with some gen
tlemen on chafing dish evenings. A
Shakespeare class, consisting of 25
members, ' was another delightful line
of work originated by the ciud.
"We, the undersigned members of the
female department of the Oberlln. Col
legiate institute, associate ourselves to
be called and known by the name or
the Young Ladles' Association of the
Oberlln Collegiate institute for the pro
motion of literature and religion." The
" " ., . th. -,h article relates that, "in 1840 the name
The largest undertaking of the club -h.,.rt , ,h t-i... i.i..r.r
the art exhibit given for tne puDiw : , ".rih. j.t
waa changed 1 to the Ladles' Literary
w" u" v,;.,. society, and that ai
.-wZZ.;::rZZ f cents was imposed upon
u, mu. u w t- Vu th i ,h tha members for absenco or tardiness,
tures for the schools, h tthjjj; club undoubtedly, had the effect of
producing a generation of Oberlln
the Current Literature dub, the teach- womm who note(, tnroughout tn.
rs ana scuow '""'" country for being on tlme.
: : ' Another excellent thing waa the es-
, : , UblUhment of reatroome . conveniently It It kt
.1 near the centers of business, where the
wivea and children of farmers, tired Effective Plan
- With a daya-ahopplng. may rest and . . . .
. oat their luncheons.. These rooms are Fof Civic Betterment
tUraKhdtr,HMdothe?nesJ The "Society tor the Protection of
couches. UvatorlM M"r Passenger's Rights.- composed of about
conveniences and hav, been a great f promlnent N,w york WOIn,n wUn
! - . success.. ' . - 4. ' Mrs. John Fowler Trow as president, la
On special days, such as Fourth of pMp,rlnf; t0 mak- a thorough investiga-
, July, the horse show (an annual "). tion of m thlnri pertaining to street
- circus day and during tha district fair, transportation of passengers In the city
these rooms are always crowded to their tnd ,u environs. Five committees have
fullest capacity, as well ars the benchea bMn appolntej; on t0 attend' to the
In front of the buildings, to observe the v, MOther to the subway, and
passing parade. - ' another to the surface lines. Another
1 . We had the pleasure of listening to wm lnTMtlgate tranafer avlla. and an-
... most delightful Scotch entertainment, other wm ook uttr th . aTenue
nder the auspices of the club, which ,Ugei. Th6 cauBeg for overcrowded
. also left us with a, neat sum In our club carg( for 'Brooklyn bridg breakdowns.
..treasury. , ' , ' v -.' . :. the car ahead changes which are a great
Perhaps thO Very best WOrk SCCOm- inMnT,mp. the illr nf the rare nil
pushed for olvle cleanliness In both thft lark of courtesy on the part of con-
town and county waa the setting aside actors, are some of the matters which
of two publls -cleaning days. By en- tn- ioclety wlu COMi,jer with a view to
listing the hearty support of the mayor )mpr0lnt transporUUon aervlce. Jf,
, and city council, the public achoole and after bonn wltn tn, heads, of the
' academies and local -newspaper I combined railroad system, a marked lm
tbrough their help and cooperation we proVement la not evident, the society
cleaned tn city aiieye. will take the case into court, fully pre
v-nt .lota, streets and cellars. What
would , burn waa . consumed,' the rent
was carted away. As we have no pub
lic scavenger the city provided us with
five teams and wagons. ' We divided
the city Into flvs wards with a com
mittee of It onx each, and every man,
woman and child went to wort
We kept aa account of the loads of
cans and otner rexu m Ur, 0rtgon hM been ortanlMd les,
be ashamed to Ull you f"? than a year and what work they have
were), and when JJ2i accomplished has all been since October
was in prqti. - .. ." last
wed ones torn down, but what pleased fc The club consists of U members who
w iSos? was tho spirit of good will fucted .j ' P"
which prevailed. And arter renaieion
pared to sustain the cause of the peo
ple against the corporation.
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Report of ths '
Work and Win Club.
The "Work , and Win Club" of On
gram twice a month during the past sea'
son. They have secured the use of, pa
pered, painted and furnished a pleasant
club and reading-room, where they have
already established a JOO-volume public
library, and are caring for the same un
til It may become self-supporting or un
til the town will vote a tax to hire
President W. and W. a
all the towns In the .county
1 1n library work we hav not be?n
Jdle for, we are working together with
the city council for t a Carnegie library.
w have made uo one traveling case
ana JT arge box of,JuvenU book as "Vt iihrarV
? . '.7iMMna Hhrarr 1 permanent librarian.
" ' Th. work that w hav Uken C-lMldering the small membership and
Zi . tA- which will be I the snort time they have been organ
orcucUv of the best results Is the Ised. the member feel that they hav
K nf m. "model room" In one of reason to be proud of what they have
V Pitv schools. The board of directors I accomplished during the past winter,
our cuy scooojs. v I uu vvwim i.iwupvpu
r --u4 ,,a thk nriviiera oi seieciuis; a ..
room for th purpose of decorating It
..i...u. mA UA hm ninlnlv but fcr-1 .
a-iu av 9 w
. . m m rrL. a maam Annasin la
V:tr trUrVni S Congress of Mother.
. towa Th subjects ar on American jjstened to Rev. Burdette.
M.tnrv anri literature and Include w v' """
"Wash In e ton Crossing the Delaware," I On the Sunday during the session of
'Concord Bridge," VThe Ship Constitn- th Mothers' congress, which just closed
tlon," "Mount Vernon," "Battle of Lex- at Loa Angeles, . Bev. Robert J. Bur-
Ington." "Courtship 4t Miles Standlsh" dette preached a very effective sermon
(a beautiful etching inr sepiaX.' with por- ahd one long to be remembered by the
tratta of Washington and Lincoln, a mother who heard him. He took for
lara-e-lsed bust' of Lincoln, one of I his text Timothy's tribute to his mother
Longfellow and a cast of Paul Revere. I Eunice and Grandmother Lois, saying In
a um fiaa- has been promised us, and part:
with a few palms and other potted! "Thy Grandmother Lola and thy
plant will make this indeed a. model Mother Eunice. Two good mothers-r
room." We bave another large picture, one the daughters of the other. ; No
subject "Stratford on Avon," which wonder. Timothy wa uch a son as
we will keep for our future clubhouse, commanded the esteem and the love of
W have Instructed our city marsnot i faui, one orine nomesi ngureg in me
to strictly enforce the fcntl-eipectora-1 world's gallery of great men, A Chrlst-
tlon ordinance," which is a law gained like man among the heroes of faith. A
tr our president several years sgo, and great man and a busy man; but he finds
- it needed looking after again. time for a long, thoughtful letter to
We hav been agitating the matter Timothy. And as soon as he begin the
of th removal of the stockyards out- letter, he straightway falls to thinking
id the city limits, bcauurying me or tne young man s motner and grand
depot grounds and raising a cemeUry mother. Why, the gospel of Christ had
' fund, all of which takes time, and we been preached only about JO years, and
" cjxoect to accomplish much more along here la a pedlgtw of three generations
these line next year. I ui Liinsuano, una wio iniru jb a preacn-
Our regular work has been .mlscel-1 er. And that led the greatest preacher
laneous In character and included, be- In the world to thank God for grand
' sides the literary program, several de- mothers and mothers.
Ughtful musicals, Tennyson's song cy- "Paul must have known when he was
' de "MaudV and Ibsen's "Pear, pynt," a boy that priceless treasure of a
with Grieg's orchestral suit were, per- grandmother. The dear, sweet, 'old
' ' baps, the most charming. While a study fashioned grandmother, who loved the
of "Our Common Birds" and "Eastern title and the dignity that went with It.
v.; Oregon Flora" called forth much praise. She didn't shine In her general knowl
The history department with JO mem- edge of bouse ventilation, practical
bers, has done excehent work. . .The plumbing, village sanitation, general
'Bay slew course In French history and sewage and 'filtration systems as ap
a study of art has proved .exceedingly plied to great cities, and a great many
- Interesting and instructive. other wonderful things which were not
Th purely social , side of our club Invented until grandmother had passed
' life has not been neglected, as our last on to the world where all things are
banquet was a notable event, and nn known; but the entire neighborhood
'May 11 we were entertained with a shook their heads and looked sadly at
luncheon and delightful literary pro- the doctor If his diagnosis differed ever
' gram by the Woman's club of Weston so little from grandma's. And her chll
(20 miles away) and almost every dren, and your Uncle Jim is another,
member was there. And the generations don't improve much
The last meeting of this Jear was on that styl of training, do they?'
our annual reception. May 16, at which. "But they do a little. For If every
we entertained two other local clubs, I succeeding generation of mothers were
the Weston club and a large numoer cr not ,.wlsrthan th generation which
' other guests. bore them, the old world would stand
While we have not done all that we still. Add to the old-fahioned grand-
havo planned, we feel that we have done mother the new-fashioned mother, who
welL -considering our iimuea memocr- p nai justmed granamotners wisdom
ship, a our active members number
only 14. Several have moved out of
town and others on account of Illness
have been Incapacitated and unable to
MRS. JAMES A. FEB, President
The Oberiin Women
Have Much to Be Proud Of.
In Club Notes, the official organ of
the Ohio clubs, an illuminating-article
is given on ' ."The Pioneer Woman's
Club." v, It Is written by Emilie Royce
Comings, sn U77 member of the L. L.
;-S. She says: -v-1 - - .
"Th lub women of Ohio have great
reason for expressing prldeand satis
faction la . four1 historical events eon
nected with Oberlln college, probably
the- four most Important events in the
progressiva march of. woman's present
attainments both ln club and civic life.
' . "First Th founding in 18SI of . an
institution of higher education where
for the first time woman could sit In
the classroom-' with ' her - brother and
study Latin, Greek and Hebrew books. i
I clean, living, clean ' thinking; to th
best and nobleat and the purest la
thought and word and deed; let hers
be the life of aa handmaid of the Most
High. '..: -. , : ';
"Th mother wisdom may differ, but
the mother love is alike th world over
and through all the generation. I hav
known I do know' many women whose
dally lives bring into my mind beautiful
pictures of the Christ-life the truest
ones I know. Singing over the hum
blest service as though it was th high
est .joy. That's mother. . Staying at
home when she wants to go out that
the others may go out and enjoy them
selves better without her. , . That'
mother. Sacrificing this hope, that
comfort that desire, and that rest for
people who forget to say, thank you.
That's mother.. , , .
"But maybe and it would be done,
too, if I wss St th gats maybe the
good Lord will ahut out a lot of fam
ine for about a thousand ? years1 pro
bation, while mother gets a little rest
end has th best and most of every
thing: brought to her by angels who
just love to see mother enjoy herself.
But then, " going to heaven wouldn't
make her any lea of a mother, and
she'd be at the gat every minute of
th hourleas day, watching for 'the
children. , So I guess I'd hav to let
them In, anyhow. But some of them
wouldn't enjoy It, if mother was along."
The Great Author
Objects to "Harem Civilization.
Israel ZanarwilL th well known Jew
ish novelist has written a letter to the
London Time, In answer to its asser
tion that the recent disturbance made
by th suffragettes showed women' un
fitness for th ballot Mr. zangwiu
remind the Times of the Bristol riots,
th "Manchester massacre," and other
tumults that attended th efforts of
English - worklngmen to get the , suf
frage, and says; W should rather be
grateful to these women for the fem
inine mildness of their methods." He
adds: "Th objection to female fran
chlse is so antiquated that it has been
abandoned even by such an oriental
people as th Jew, the Zionist con
gress, which is th nearest approach to
a Jewish parliament permitting women
deputies equally with men. But Eu
rope still persists In retaining this ves
tige of the harem stag of civlllsa
Proves Her Faith iSJTI
In a Practical Way.
Miss Mary S. Anthony divided her
estate of 112,000 equally between Anna
Shaw and Lucy Anthony, to be used for
suffrage work. She directed that part
of it should be used for work in New
Tork state, and named Mrs. Crossett
Harriet Mav. Mills and Isabel Howland
as the persons, In whose hands she would
like to hav th girt ror Mow York
placed. Th executors have written
Mrs. Crossett that they would be glad
to turn It over at once, but under the
present law It must be held for a
year to meet any possible debts or
other claims against the estate. It is
now deposited with the Security Trust
company or Rochester, and will be
come available a year after Miss Mary's
Of Not Having the Franchise.
Mrs. Laura Howie, secretary of the
stat library board itt Helena, Montana,
is having experience of the practical
dlsadvantages'of being without a vote.
The attorney general has given It as
his opinion that she Is not legally quali
fied to hold a state office because she
is not a voter. She ha been secretary
of the board for years, and has given
good satisfaction. Now she and all
the other women serving' on different
state boards find their positions endan
gered. A test case will be made and
taken to the suprem court as soon as
it it n
An Astoria Club
Doing Good Work.
The Astoria Reading club has spent & I
vcry pleasant and profitable year study
ing English history and reading Shakes
peare's historical play and other selec-I
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with the regular lesson.
Th club has used Walkers "Essen
tials In English History" for a text
book. . Th club expects to continue this
same course of study, next year.
where it was the best and has cor
rected it where it was faulty, and has
Improved upon It in a score of ways as
science and study, experiment and In
vestigation have again and again
trimmed the wick and replenished the
oil in the lamps of knowledge, and we
have today such a race of mothers as
the world has never known until our
day such mothers as can be surpassed
In all the practical wisdom and strength
and glory of motherhood, only by their
"What the mothers of their grand
sons will be, depends upon th wisdom
and the love and the righteousness of
the mothers of today. Gloriously they
will make, or terribly will they mar,
the men and the women-that will come
marching out of thewomb of tomor
row. God keep the world, from idle,
frivolous, wicked mothers. , For a a
good .woman Is surely the best and
loveliest creature of God on earth, so
a wicked mother is the most tenable.'
"Good daughter of - a good mother,
choose ; for th boy and th girl aa
though you were the angel of God sent
on the earth for that deed. Let the
mother sanctify; her life bef or God to
TROPICAL PLANT COUGHS
Way of Freeing Itself From Coating
of Desert Sand. ,
From the New Orleans Times-Democrat.
"I heard a cough and looked behind
me nervously," said a huntsman, "for I
was stalking-gazelles in .that. lion col
ored waste, the Sahara desert, and hav-1
lng gotten rather too far- south.: I ex
pected at any moment to become a pin-
-cushion for the poisoned darts Of th
'But there was no one there. The I
flat desert quivered in the sunshine,
and here and there, a dusty plant stood
wearily. But though I commanded the
landscape for a radius of SO miles, not
living creature was la sight .
"Anntlia, i iwiitD'h T iviin, amunif I
quickly. The same plant yellow with
dust, drooped In the dry heat' That
was all.- ;.' 'T.- ''.. 1 ..;:.
"on my left this time. I swung i
around again. ' A like plant met my
eye. The thing was growing rather
ghastly, ' - .
'As I regarded this last plant a
cough came from It Believe me, the
plant coughed.' It shook. all over, and
then, tightening up as a man does when
he is about to sneese, It gave a violent
cough, and a little cloud of dust arose.
"I found out afterward that the plant
was the coughing bean, which Is com
mon in many tropical countries. In tho
long, dry heats this weird growth's
pores become choked with dust and it
would die of suffocation were it not
that a powerful gas accumulates Inside
It, which, when It gains sufficient pres
sure, Explodes with a sound precisely
like the human cough. The explosion
shakes th plant pores free of their
dust and ihe coughing bean is In good
health again." . -
Rare pearls are burled la th sea.
Gems are hidden in tne sarin's deep)
.breast: ''.,' .v
Leaves screen th - rose, and tenderly I
The mother bird secludes her nest;
But love, and love alone, conceals
A wonder tha) no sign reveals. ' :
W catch tho sparkle of its fosm.
The far-off rainbow gleam eludes;,:
Above the warm, sequestered home , - ,
Dovelike the spell of heaven broods;
Yet with more fragrant old on fold
Love veils ltg Inmost heart of gold.
- , a-vAda Foster Murray,
The best ,v policy of life insur
ance you could take out on the
baby's life is a deed to Council
Crest Park property.; The pre
mium is low, and its face value
' increases every day, while the
dividends grow far in excess of
" " "
any other policy of its kind.
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S 'eiJSS'S ' "1" ' t
there's a reason
For the rapid increase in values in Council Crest Park. Look at Portland Heights property -a
few years since, it could have been bought for a song. The Crest o ershadows the Heights in ,
every respect; hence investors with foresight are buying up Council Crest property for practi- ,
cally a song now, toet history repeat itself. ' N
And meet our agent in the red tent. He can show you every lot and give you the price and ,
terms. Phone any day to .Main 550 or Home A2537 for us to take you to Council Crest Park.
H. W. Lemeke Gonipany
Sixth andVWashington K ;
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"7 yfTEMNON was a giant statue of a
heathen deity in Egypt so con-r
j JL V ; JL structed that when the first rays
'of the rising sun struck , it it gave forth a
musical note. For three thousand years it
has bepft one of the wonders of the world.
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How much greater then li the work of that wonderful "Wizard Edison"
the Edison Phonograph which fives forth not s tingle musical note, but
evry note in the whole gamut and every sound that can be heard ; which
gives it forth not alone at daybreak, but all day long and at nightfall
which, instead of being in one isolated and hard-to-reach spot, is right on :
the center table in your own living room, where tha family circle can gather
around it This is the real wonder of the worldto employ a great inventive
genius to produce the greatest amount of amusement for the greatest num
ber of people. .'.'' : '..' - . i--'
' The Edison Phonograph is th vocal Memnen of th Twentieth Can. ....
tury. And there are a numbe of dealers anxious to show it to yon, ;
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National Fhonograpb Cdmpanr '
7S Lakcatd Av, Oraaac N. J.
. Dealers with established stores wanted to sell Edlsoa) Phonographs ia
'very tows not covered. -
Flowering Plants-Postpaid j
We haVf thousands of strong rooted flowering bedding plants at
the following prices, mail or express charges prepaid:
Sweet Alyssum 50 per dozen, Asters 25V Carnations Tie), . . ,
Cosmos 40, Geraniums T5e, Heliotrope 60 Lobelia 30, '. ,
. P-cjes 60s),), Petunias 80, verbenas 40 Cobia Scanden, o
- v- climbing plant, -grows 40 feet in :t( season, 25 each, v
" Send cash with order. No. C O. D. shipments.1! ; n r "
PORTLAND SEED CO.tsiSssMlS:
xTroiri Dr. L. A- PILRCL, of the
There is no more nourishing,' healthful, life
giving food than good, wholesome, pure meat.
People of consumptive or anaemic tendencies
should eat flesh foods ; but the greatest care
should be exercised to see that the meat is ab- .
solutely healthful when slaughtered, handled 7
under sanitary conditions away from the
dust and insects and in all ways properly
protected. If each housewife were compelled
to look into'these details for herself, she would k
have little time for anything else; but, fortu
nately, the federal government has taken this
responsibility off the individual hands by plac
ing scientifically educated inspectors in places
of responsibility to see that only healthful
meats are offered the public By asking for
; government-inspected meat ' and refusing, to
accept any; other, the housewife insures her
family a strengthening, healthful diet. ' 1-l j fc
OPLN AIR SANITARIUM .