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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, MONDAY, MARCH 30. 1914.
Acting as Governor of Oregon Robs
Mrs. Shelton of No Feminine Charm
Now Secretary to Senator
Chamberiain and Is a Fac
tor in Aggressive Reforms in
. Her Own State.
Mrs. Carolyn B. Shelton, former
icting governor of Oregon. But
lerhaps -that fact alone would ar
est attention. It is true enough.
Oregon public men learned to
address her respectfully as Madam
Governor. And at the United
states Lapitoi now sne noias a
position less unique, but scarcely
fss important. She is private sed
retary to Senator George E.
To repeal, Mrs. Carolyn B.
ihelton, former, etc., today threw
considerable light on the minimum
wage and eight-hour law reforms,
she discussed the initiative, the ref
erendum, and the recall, and she
talked to The Times reporter on
vocational training and the segre
gation of the feeble-minded. On
all these topics she speaks from
But, after all, perhaps, the
thief interest in the interview may
be in Mrs. Shelton, personally.
By J. E. HILDEBRAND.
What sort of a woman would you
pick for a former governor?
An assertive, spectacled, short
tijrled. lieavy-booted, masculine sort
Iiistead, if you entered the office
of Senator Chamberlao at the Ser.
te office building, oj would find
dark-haired, qulit, tastefully
irc&sed. extremely f em r.i.ie, youns
lcoking woman, endo.ved with that
n,yfterlous quality of charm which
L.&rrie frequently caoilalize to his
un and to Maud Adams' pecuniary
That is well enough and wholly de-
St.tfuU but if you had expected to
i Ik about the eight-hour law or
the minimum wage jou might de-
x,c, at first giant e. that tin
oman's comments on fashions, or
n the calling probleuis of the of
f c.al set, would zatry greater
Iut not after jou had asked her
. few questions. Mts. Shelton not
crly can tell you fait about intri
cate political problems in Oregon in
'Er and succlnt phrases (an i in-
'dentally in a modulated olce that
fc ?pests the South raircr than the
W, it), but she will decline to make
ny aot-erlionM of which she is not
.us. She has the nferentr book
abit ah badly as. on. might have
x,ected her to have the mirror
abit or the powdti puff habit.
She's Wo Militant.
"Yes. I acted as governor fre
quently during the absence of Gov
ernor Chamberlain. &he s ild. "Tin e
ai no lieutenant governor in Oie
. on during Governor Chum.- 'am o
coupancy of office, beUvi -n V'l
nd ISO, and the hecretary of slate
jSy became Uie State cx uti' e
a'ter Uv death or disability of tin '
"Other private secretaries had acid
the same capacity, bu th- tact
t lat I was a woman, of course, ai-
t acted attention. But it Jal not
iujc a much comment in Oic.in,
where we are U3ed to womun'3 ar
tlcipatlon in affairs, as it has una
I cjmc to Washington " j
It might be guessed that Mr.s i
( hamberlahi is a suffragist ln slie j
-rongl object to the ' -tte ' u:ti- I
ma, or any "militant' Q.ual,fi-ation I
"Oregon has proved the wis.loiii of
giving women the vote." mx saK. I
They have taken in Intelligent Hi- ;
rret hi affairs They are now a?!- i
tat'- State-wide prohibition. That 1 1
nomen do not 'flock" like rolitical ll
sheen is shown bv thr fact that 'I
iiere are women on both b!de- of
"Neither has it been Oreijon'a ex
perience that women loie interest :i
politics when they get the vote.
The registrations now In progress
Ohow a larger proportion of women
i-egistered Uian men. In proportion
to the numbers of their sex:
Suffrage a State Question.
"When I raid that women did not
flock together. I did not mean that
they do not preserve their political
entity, in their united fight on cer
tain questions. For example, the
women af all parties hone to unite
in the campaign to obtain the -cte
'or women in States where suflrnge
amendments have not been raised.
I might add that I think suffrage is
a question that should 1k dealt
with by the States. It Is not a
croper matter for national legisla
tion." Mrs. Shelton was a "reform rov-
ernor" of the saner sort. She Is
and in discussing the achievements
during the " eventful Chamberlain
administration, she refers all tho
glory to her chief. But Senator
Chamberlain frequently has publ cly
accorded Mrs. Shelton the highest
praise for her assistance in his ef
forts In the line of reform.
"One work--In which I was tnCch
interested." she said, '"was that of
prison reform. When the governor
took office there were eighteen cases
of typhoid fever among the COO In
mates of the State prison. That was
no unusual situation. So he set'
about investigates the water sup
ply. Next the governor worked out
tho problem of teaching the prison
ers a trade. Today I think the
Oregon prison Is one of the best In
stitutions of its sort in the coun
try. Prisoners live under healthful
conditions, and thev leave with the
incentive of a ability to earn their
own livelihood in trades where they
easily can obtain employment.
"During Governor Chamberlain's
term, the new political Instruments of
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opportunity for them lo yeprn work
for which they are mentally lit The
number of thinrs the erstwhile
helpless could be taught to do was
Mtrprlning. From burUcm: on the
State many of this clusi have been
convcrte.1 Into community assets. .
"The same thing has been true in
the hlftorj of our State school for
tho blind. That has afforded a
chance for the blind to learn the
many manual operations of which
thev ore. emlnentlv capable.
"And the old soldiers are well pro
vided for. Cottaxes have been built
for those who have wives In tho
neighborhood or the Soldiers'
Home, Governor Chamberlain was
Instrumental In havlnc that home
thrown open to all old soldiers In
stead of only to those receiving a
pension of less than CO."
Hard work is Mrs. Shelton'a rcclpo
for success for a business woman.
But she is far from a continual
"grind." She was prominent so
cially while secretary to Governor
Chamberlain in Oregon, and since
her arrival In Washington has found
time for social diversion.
TO SEEK CLUBS' I
IN CAPITAL'S FIGH
Mrs. Ellis Logan Will Ask State
Federations to Act on Com
FOR MISS Wl
the Initiative, the referendum and the
recall were tded. They were found
effective. There are many examples
to prove that each has been used
intelligently, and none of them has
"One of the best accomplishments
to the credit of the initiative was the
fish law. Because the interests of
the fishermen of the upper and lower
Columbia river conflicted, all efforts
to enact laws to save the fisheries
had failed in both Washington and
Oregon. Under the Initiative, two
laws were submitted to the people,
' one was adopted, and a protection
now is afforded a leading Industry
that otherwise probably would not
have been obtained until the devas
tation was beyond remedy."
Conserve Public Funds.
Mrs. Shelton cited examples to
prove that the people, under the
referendum, would not sanction the
indiscriminate expenditure of pub
lic funds, as has been asserted. Two
appropriation bills were put before
them In 1507, she said, and the one
providing for a State university,
though It might have been supposed
to have a wide popular appeal, was
defeated, whllo one for a needed
fund for construction of armories
"Neither has the recall ever been
used," she said. Only onc was It
tried. Then the enemies of the offi
cial could not even obtain enough
signatures. Later events proved he
was a fit man for office. So there Is
no history of mob rule in the use of
the recall in Oregon."
Because of the existence of highly
satisfactory minimum wage and
eight-hour laws In Oregon, Mrs. Shel
ton has been srcatly In the fight for
the former and the adoption of the
latter in the District.
'"Since you havo an eight-hour law,"
she said, "the minimum wage is
bound to come. The two go hand-in-hand.
No women lost their em
ployment permanently when these
laws were enacted In Oregon. Both
have Justified their enactment, and
both are satisfactory to tho em
ployer as well as to the employe.
Become Comafunity Assets.""
"Oregon also has made modern
provision for the segregilion and
education of the feeble-minded. A
State Industrial school provides an
Fourteenth White House Bride
Will Have Much Finery and
If the public must bo content to ob
serve the "watchful waiting" policy
with regard to the date and details of
the McAdoo-WHson wedding, the wom
en of the country arc getting Inklings,
at least, of tho more interesting sub
jectthe finery which will constitute
the bride's trousseau.
Miss Eleanor Wilson has Just return
ed .from New York, and reports from
that city related meager descriptions of
traveling suits, told of the Inspection ot
boudoir dresses, and fittings for dinner
Friends of the bride-to-be in this city
vouchsafe the Information that her
supply of fine linen and embroidered
lingerie will be no less elaborate than
that supplied for ber sister, Mrs. Francis
Miss Margaret Wilson, Miss Eleanor's
elder sister, and miss ileien wooarow
Bones, her cousin, who did much of
the embroidery that adorned the gar
ments of the thirteenth White House
bride, are said to have spent several
hours recently at tho embroidery count
ers of Washington shops selecting floss
and needles with which to fashion
dainty waists and lingerie for the four
Mrs. Wilson, while confined to her
room by her recent Indisposition, has
likewise, according to reports, passed
her time working on articles that will
be Included in her daughter's trousseau.
Miss Margaret Wilson s pronclency in
the art of millinery has been widely
conw.ented on. She trimmed many hats
for Mrs. Sayre, and is now engaged
with a number of the latest models
which will be worn by the future Mrs.
William Gibbs McAdoo.
"Richest Boy in World"
Gets Another $10,000,000
NEW TORK. March 30. John Nicho
las Brown, fourteen, is worrying today.
Known for years as "the richest boy
In the world," another J10.000.fQ0 has
Just been added, to his -fortunte by a
i legacy . from his grandfather. John
years ago. With this total of CiOOOCOl
he will be ab'e to maintain his two
residences In Newport and New Tork In!
pioper style. j
Mrs. Ellis Logan, president of the
District of Columbia Federation of
Women's Clubs, today advised Henry
B. F. Macfarland, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee of tho oCmmlttce
of 109. that she proposes to write at
once to each of the presidents of the
forty-eight State federations of wom
en's clubs throughout tho country, in
closing; copies of the executive com
mittee's report respecting- the nation's
relations to Its Capital, and asking
favorable action on the recommenda
tions. Last week the District federation
adopted resolutions pledging; Its sup
port to toe campaign Deing conduct
ed by the Committee of 100. and vol
unteered to urge Indorsement for It
upon the National Federation of Wom
en's Clubs, an organization represent
ing; 1,000,000 women, at the biennial
session to bo held In Chicago in June.
Mrs. Logan also Informed Mr. Mac
farland that she has been Invited to
speak In several of the States
through which she will pass en route
to Chicago, and said she would mako
the executive committee's report tho
subject of her lectures.
A similar offer of aid came from an
other great national women's organi
zation, the Women's Christian Tem
pt ranco Union. Mrs. Emma Davis
Shelton. president or the District of
Columbia W. C. T. U will write to
Mrs, Lillian M. N. Stevens, the national
piea'dent, at her headquarters In Evans
ton. 111., and ask her to present tho
quwtlon of the nation's duty to its
Capital to the national organization.
and have the executive committee's rc-
ro:i published In the national organ of
Mrs. Shelton also will coTimunicate
with the State presidents of the union.
and inclose to each a copy of tho exe
cutive committee's report. She as
sured Mr. Macfarland that there will be
a hearty response from the women of
Frederick Law Olmstcad. of Boston,
the only surviving; member of the Sen
ate Park Commission of 1900 whose
olan for the development of tho Dis
trict has since been followed by Con
gress, has obtained copies of the ex
ecutive committee's report for use by
himself and the other members of the
United States Fine Arts Commission, of
which he Is a member.
In its report the executive committee
po'nts out that the plan which Mr.
Olmsted helped to prepare cannot he
carried out unless the half-and-half rlan
Jumps Into Potomac to.
Avoid Imiginary Pursuers
Suffering from the hallucination that
hr was being pursued by a crowd of
several hundred men. Judson S. Brown,
twenty-nine years old. a railroad brake
man, living at Potomac, Vn., plunged
In tho river, near Aqueduct bridge, yes
Barney Mclntyre. ot Clarendon. Va.,
and Albert Schley, of Park Lane. Va.,
were fishing from a small boat nearby.
They rowed- "to where Brown -was-floundering
helplessly In the swift cur
rent, pulled h.m aboard the boat and
took him ashore. An ambulance wan.
called and he was taken to the fJeorge
town University Hospital.
Daniels to Talk.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels will
peak at the Omo Class Club banquet, V
to be held at Brightwood Park Metho
dist Episcopal Church tonight. The
banquet is to celebrate the swelling of
the membership list to 100.
District Single Tax
NEW TORK. March CO. At a mem
orial meeting of slnglo taxers, held In
honor of the late Congressman Brem
ner of New Jersey, James G. Blau
velt, of Passaic, made the statement
that Mr. Bremner asked for an as
signment on the House District Com
mitter In the hone of aiding the In
stallation of the single tax In the Na
"It was the ambltlonf 'Bob Brcm-
ners lire, alter ne enterea congress.
said Mr. Blauvelt. "to put Into practice i
in me uisint-i. uio oiuii; ma puu.j
advocated by Henry George. With this
idea In view ho sought and obtained a
place on the District Committee." j
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