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SURVIVORS OF
DONNER PARTY
RECALL PERILS
TJiree Women Visit Site of Camp
; Where They Left Dying
\u25a0 . Friends 63 Years Ago
Cornerstone of Great Monument
<; to Sufferers Laid Near
' Scene of Tragedy
.-\u25a0 \u25a0.jS/Brcic/ Dispatch to The Call]
\u25a0= , ":.TTIUCKEE, June 10. — Three women
;•; stood today at the place from which,
r^inore than €3 years ago they as chil
! ;dren, had trudged away, ill, emaciated,
- : 'f3raished, leaving behind them dying
r'.kJn and the dead bodies of their
The three women were Mrs.
;;\u25a0 Francis EL Wilder, born Donner,- of
'-•\u25a0 gyron; Mrs. Martha Lewis, who was
\u25a0.r*;Pjatty" \u25a0 Ilced of Capitola, and Mrs.
.; Virginia Reed Murphy of Marysville,
.'her sister.
/ : The 'women were survivors of the
::. Dormer party, whose tragic fate in the
\ [High Sierra in the winter of 1846 and
• : .1547 was the most terrible experience
'".{Suffered by California pioneers. Out of
v Siin the party. 36 perished near the
;-.:site c* the monument. No more af
\u25a0 '\u25a0\u25a0fGctlng scene will ever be saen by a
VFr-nd parlor of the Native Sons of the
-jGolden West.
T3ARBI3CrE OX CABI.VS SITE
; . The session, which was held at Lake
'Tahoe, 15 railes away, adjourned
Thursday, and members and grand of
ficers came to Truckee and Dormer lake
today to lay the cornerstone of the
great monument on the site of one of
the camps of the l>onner party to per
petuate the heroism and martyrdom of
the California pioneers.
;:• With the spontaneous eloquence of
. General McGlashan to stir the Native
. Sons to a realization of the perils and
..sufferings of the pioneers, and particu
. 2arly the Dormer family, the members
;. of the order were ispressed as they
never had been before with glory of
.the paths of their fathers.
.•••The exercises at the base of the
monument were conducted under the
auspices of Denner parlor of Truckee.
A barbecue was served under the tama
. lacks within sight of the place where
the Murphy cabin of the Dormer camp
vcas located.
RELICS SOLD BY AUCTIOX
V :At the conclusion of the enormous
\u25a0•tcoodland meal. Dr. W. C. Chapman,
chair/nan of the Dormer monument
'committee of the Native Sons, auc
.tfoned off relics of the Murphy cabin.
• Which were sealed in small bottles
•€und authenticated by the signatures
of the surviving members of the party
present. J. Emmett Hayden of San
3 r rancisco t-ecured the first relic sold
for $30. Congressman Joseph R. Know
land secured the second for $25, and
,H- C. Pasquale the third for 520. Other
pieces were sold for $1 each, and about
$200 was netted for the monument
.-fund. The fund is now nearly $3,500.
' .The cornerstone which was laid to
\iay was inscribed thus: "This stone
.xriarks the site of the Dormer party
•.cabins, where a monument will be
'•;\u25a0 erected under the auspices of the X. S.
"Gr. W. to the pioneers who crossed the
Vplains." it is on the site of the Breen
.cabin.
/SPEECH OP KXOWLAND
'/\u25a0\u25a0 \; Frank M. Rutherford, president of
".<he'X>onner parlor, presided and intro
•;d«ced Congressman Knowland, past
'; gran dpresident of the Native Sons,
tvjbb delivered the principal address.
•. :ln part Knowland said:
\u25a0J : We meet today upon historic
\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0..ground, and the event that brings
.. 'us here is one of more than or
viinary significance. The occasion
• . itself and the grandeur of the sur
rounding scenery should furnish
• ample inspiration. Before us are .
"..: the world famed Sierra Nevada
mountains clothed in the beautiful
. .garb of early summer, although
streaked with patches of white,
- \u25a0• the cast off habiliments of winer.
' These patches of snow are remind
' eYs of - that season of the year
• ' when this locality was the scene of
a heart rending tragedy which the
\u25a0 history of the Dormer party un-
PN'o Californian can read the
story of that famous emigrant
party without experiencing a feel
ing of resentment that this great
. state has failed up to the present
•.•time to erect some suitable monu
•• rr.er.t in memory of these brace
. " .-men, women and children, whose
- acts of heroic sacrifice illuminate
.. the pages of this commonwealth's
bisiory
f ATO.VE3IEXT FOR NEGLECT
After the lapse of 04 years the
. Native Sons of California gather
•.• upon this ocasion to atone for the
"• past neglet of their state by laying
'. the cornerstone for such monu
ment.
'.-;• : . . Our action today is the first step
••'..• toward the fulfillment to an obli-
: \u25a0'.= Ration we took upon ourselves a
:; '\u25a0\u25a0number of years ago, when we be
.!'.gan the collection of funds for the
\u25a0; .erection here of a suitable monu
• V-ment. In carrying out one of the
••\u25a0••chief purposes of our fraternity —
::- that of perpetuating in the minds
••.of all native Californians the mem
:--ories of the days of '49 — we have
•. •".in the past expended large sums of
: • lrioney and devoted much time and
; -energy, but our achievements have \u25a0
.; 'more than repaid our efforts and
: won for the order the praise of the
."; people of California.
-. •-'\u25a0 CALL OP THE WEST HEARD
••'» • John W. Marshall had not picked
. - up at Sutter's mill the few particles
•\u25a0 ..of yellow metal that later turned
•- the steps of thousands westward
. It was, therefore, not the lure of
' . gold that attracted the members of i
. this party and caused them to haz
. -ard- their lives on such a perilous
; -journey.
• What were the motives that im
pelled these 90 men, -women and
children to undertake such- pil
grimage? It was that irresistible
• call of the west, that spirit of ad
' venture, that desire to seek for
tunes in new lands that has pos-'
. sessed the peoples of the whole
world for generations and resulted
' "in the building up of empires.
. When this party set out -Cali
fornia was a Mexican possession,
•-for Sloat had not yet raised • the
American flag at , Monterey, but
these people unquestionably read
." tne signs of the times and felt con
fident that with the westward
\u25a0 " -march -of civilization and progress
..• it would be only a question of time
when the protesting folds of old v
. .glory would wave pver California.
' and this .confidence spurred them
- " on " ' HBH9BMpBRSIS3W
"^TRIBUTE TO DEAD HEROES
There were many heroes among
• .those men. - women and children,
. and some of them we are fortunate
. -in having with us tqday. Let the
. "monument here to be - erected as •"
• California's tribute to- their sacred
.jnemories. May it likewise stand
. -as a- fitting enduring, monu
•, meat .to all those sainted pioneer
"mothers and fathers of this com
• ."mon wealth, who built far better
.; than they knew .upon these Pacific :
shores, making 'possible the Cali-
. When you visit San Jose, Palo Alto
fcr Los Gatos, remember, the most
beautiful excursion trip you -can take
in California Is the Peninsular, Railway
Blossom Trip. , Fifty railes of orchards,
scenic canyons, picturesque • foothills;
dashing streams, . great mountain and
valley views ; all , for one dollar.' Tick-
ets allow stopovers. . . • ,-;
NATIVE SONS HONOR MEMORY OF DEAD
No Calif ornlan can read the story of that famous (Dormer) emigrant party <without\ experiencing a feeling -of \u25a0
resentment .that this great state has failed up to the present i time to erect some suitable monument in memory) of.
those brave men, women and children, whose acts of heroic sacrifice V illuminate the pages of this commonwealth's
history. After the lapse of 64 years the native sonshfiCaUfornia gather uf Jlh'ts r atone]fof : the[pdst regueel
of their stale by laying the cornerstone f or such a '• monument.-— From speech^ of^^Congressman -Joseph R; Knowland
at Truckee. / • *, - ; - i
. fornla of today, renowned througrh- ,
out the world and with future pos
sibilities difficult to even contem
plate. All honor to their memories.
May we prove worthy to call our
selves their descendants. *.
General C. F. McGlasnan. wtio wrote
the history of the Dormer party, which,
the Native Sons are now to republish
and sell for the benefit of the monu
ment fund, made the* most interesting
speech of the day, showing dramati
cally the feeling* of the Dormer party.
The most thrilling incident was when
McGlashan turned to the children gath
ered about the platform and asked:
-If you were; a little girl like 'Patty'
Reed when the rescue party came to
take you away what would you hide in
her dress; would it be a doll like this?"
ANCIEXT DOLI/ EXHIBITED
And he held up so that all could see
a tiny, old fashioned doll, which the
gray haired woman on the platform
carried as her comfort and solace in
those cold and hungry days 63 years
Store Closes Saturdays at 6 p.m. *
v An effort to make Saturday 8:30 to 6 produce sales equal to Saturday last year 8:30 to W o'clock .
I Shop before 6. You will find many interesting m
Sale of Cigars Today Only v^m^ Cigar Specials West Entrance 1
Pcnna^it 5 cent cigar (large size), box of 100-$2.75; Njg^J/ sM^SS^^^^WW^^^^^^^M^i^Ms^W^ Belmont cigars, 10c size, 4 for 25c; box of 50, $3.10.
' FirslFlooU West Entrance. S \u25a0 , £i \u25a0'.: ' Sl^jiy -;\u25a0-\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0„\u25a0;,- ~~^Z& ; Havanettes cigars, 12 for 25c; box of 23, 40c.
t -= = -~ . ...-..\u25a0 : ..\u25a0•/\u25a0\u25a0' The Wouse With the Liberal Money-Back Policy " , »
A Tremendous Reduffi and Women's Shoes
> '. Savings of 'one-third and of tlimes one-half . on shoes of quality
18/ lore Than 1,000 Pairs of Women's Oxfords^ \u25a0m^mm^mMMM More Than 1,200 Pairs of Women's Boots /f**^
$ Seasonable shoes of good style and splendid quality,' Jjjj \^ (j%S. High pump and oxford boots for women of suc h^^«L
built of such leathers as patent colt, gray suede and vici fzsssxzsg&W \(I %JSw- superior grade and such splendid style as seem scarcely/ Ma
\u25a0 kid, in a variety of styles. Not all sizes in each style, I^^ 77 k '^TOl possible to be had at this price. The materials alone^ . JSf
IJ7O but every size in the lot. Great 'savings on each pair. jf/f JT I WlVcroS^^v are well worth it. All sizes in the lot. k J§rl%e
PAID A Small Quantify of Men's Oxfords // /U J About 300 Pairs of Men's Low Shoes f\jh\b
I Mil I Though the lot is not large, the 1 values and the tfj/f // H^ X^^^^\ 'Splendid mannish shoes, patent colt gun metal B |/l|ff
- great savings possible on each pair more than reward (jy£\ // Sale Commences \>S^/&^\ and such popular leathers in a varied style assortment. B 1/ 111 i
the fortunate purchasers. Men's oxfords in patent */\' Jodav at B*3o V Not all sizes in any one style, but every size in the ff ,
colt and gun metal calf. Your choice at $1. . ' -. f / - * 1 assortment. ' "v,^ " fel_i^»
K^S^^ ( F5r st Floor— West Center.) y^^mSF
Scissors Sale
New, bright, sharp steel
scissors, made by Graf,
y 0/" & Schmidt, fully guar-
£ \d anteed. All sizes, zy 2
; to Sy 2 inches. Offered
at about half price.
Eace Veiling
Special 15c yd.
Considering how hard the winds
and fogs are on veils, savings seem
quite , an item, and large savings
can be had on the face veilings
offered in this sale. Splendid values
in tuxedo meshes, in plain or
dotted effects.
Grocery Specials
SARDD.ES OLIVES
High-grade French Sar- Emporium Queen Olives,
dines in pure olive oil, Spanish, selctd., bot., 12^c
Bezier's high-grade H OKAXGES
tm » . 23c Fancy sweet Navel or-
. SARDINES anges, dozen, 45c and 30c
Chancerelle, imported fan- CATSUP
cy fish, in tin, 19c Emporium Arcade brand,
SWISS CHEESE purer unadulterated, 3
Imported Emcnthales. bots., . >C %55c
Special, the pound, 32J^c POTATO ; SALAD
OLIVES (In Delicatessen Dept.) -
Fancy stuffed, Armce Only .pure"' olive oil used.
. brand, 14-oz. bottle, 21c The pound, : 10c
Sale of European Shawls
Liberal savings on brand new ' imported shawls of very
superior grades. Honeycomb wool shawls, 'silk and wool
mixed shawls and a few ice wool shawls.
Sale Prices: $1. 75, $2.65, $3.65, $*65
THEy SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNEI^ 1910;
before .at the 'very., spot a where today
the sun shone worm if fitfully. and the
aroma of a bountiful barbecue .was in
the : air. McGlashan also * exhibited : a
small book which the carried and
a lock of her grandmother's lhair.
McGlashan said -that there was no
doubt that the ; monument was* to be
erected on", the spot; of i some of 'the
Dormer cabins and exhibited a 'piece
of whetstone with the initials "J. F.
R.," which had belonged to. J. F. Reed
and was found nearby. He f said £ that
an acre of land where the Breen\ cabin
stood had been deeded to him by' James
Morrison, and he in turn, was to deed
it , 'to whoever would erect a Dormer
monument. : '
"I am' now going to deed it to the
grand'parlor. Native Sons of the Golden
West," said the speaker.,
WANTS 'OLD TRAILS MAIIKED
Lewis F. Byingtqn, a past' grand pres
ident of the Native .Sons, 'epoke elo
quently on the pioneers and declared
6,000 yy Sample Pairs oi
On [Sale Today Only ,r 1 9c Pair
A fortunate trade 'transactiork, enabled' The^ Emporium to
procure one of the _ best foreign maker's '• entire ? line' of samples.
These are all women's hose, in every conceivable style, made-
to this season's wear. Every pair is absolutely perfect; more-
over,; they are" high grade hose, the qualities, found among
them are cotton, lisle and silk lisle. A. large quantity of black
hose, together with all staple shades and some very handsome
novelty hose, laces and embroidered styles included. Without
doubt the season's greatest hosiery sale. (Special Sale Section.)
Sale Price JO/- the Pair
that all' the pioneer; trails should be
marked with monuments; . He praised
the Native Daughters ./. of the Golden
"West for their impulse to erect a monu
ment to the pioneer ! mothers.' •'- '--y ;-.t<
"< Dr. *C. ¥..:Chapman;> chairman of
the ,Donriermonument:committee, ex
plained the status "T of -: the monument
work and read "many letters showing
the wide interest^taken in : the move
ment. vWhen' the i corners tone was laid
there was deposited -under It earth
from :the graves^ of :> James* Frazier
Reed and Mary Dormer and'other relics
of the Dormer; party. -
"The Truckee Native Sons entertained
the visiting delegates; with: a ball to
night. The San .Francisco and bay
; counties - delegation-" and others left
Truckee tonight -in: a! special train.
LOCAL? WOMAK FOUND DEAD— Port Towns
;.end. June 10. — Mrs. .; A. H.» Cramer of San
. • Francisco,, wife of «a : marine 'engineer - em
\u25a0^ployed'--'on Van .Alaska: steamship, was found
";dead In her stateroom on. the. steamer'What
'com en' route -from'; Port Angeles' to Seattle
this evening. , Death was due. to heart failure.
§^^^^\\\\r Manufacturer's surplus stock and sample line of fine
imported and domestic aieckwear, bought . at so great
) P r ' ce concession'as to allow the purchaser immense say-
At the Various Prices You
Lace stocks, Chantecler collars, embroidered tabs, k lace-trimmed lawn tabs,
square and round Dutch collars or embroidery, or lace-trimmed , : embroidered
.'Stocks and-Dutch collars, linen tailored stocks, Jrish crochet bows. Cascade effects,
in \u25a0* nets or. lawns, lace trimmed ; also \ law n tabs • in Venise : lace' collar and ; cuff sets.
Men's furnishings
. For Saturday Only.
, Fancy imported half hose in plaids
and;figures offered at. about OC —
Saturday; .'Pair ; £DC
1 Men's !' self ; stripe four-in-hand
ties /(seconds) ,7: lo different *% C *
- shades, at * about- J^ price, £DC
'. Sample line ;of men's . summer \u25a0 under-
wear,, shirts 38 and 40, drawers size
";, 36. : 7 Liberal-savings, •; "ZQJ>
Garment; '\u25a0; ' /' \u0084 ' : .^•^C :
Suspenders with : leather, : ends, ' made
of medium weight^webbirig, offered
.at • about \u25a0y> price today, "> \u25a0-\u25a0• - <% £•
:_ (First; Floor— First Aisle.) : &DC
Men Wto pride /fiemse/ves on /fiie/r 6u^
\u25a0 -From the) worksliops -of the. best hi akers^in^ :the United States, makers
\u25a0.?j?fef':' e P'} t -?^9H',?. I ?.4'[-™f'jo ; niakeVhighigraiie suits to maintain^ that repu-
tation. : Illustrated;is:orie of the Emporium /summer, specialties; at $15.00;
Saluiday Liquor Specials Are
;:Zinfandel^a;superior old vintage ;: CC^;: [ Cutter Whisky : always reliable, iJC-
f^ofidelicatelflavor^per^gallbn,, ; : *f*^V : per bottle,:
Briar Ridge • Whisky," a -straight ' • Munro ?.; Scotch, \a •: high-grade Q/) -
•\u25a0-Bourbon,iin;fuirbody,'made-^r<Vlf fki hh A whisk y' pe^bottle, - "; , VVt
of; small "grain/-per gallon, «^««» 11/1 1/ '\u25a0? Bros.'; celebrated .Dortmuhder! arid.
•'";''.;.: "/-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 :i •% v- - r T V-. "- .: '*\u25a0 : Muenchner Beers, the par C'f ; C /I
: Claret— a \yell-known' Emporium -O^i: ; \u25a0excellence; of 'quality. : 4>l*^l/
\ \u25a0\u25a0?;\u25a0]?& dozehV T : J :":- : ' " -\u25a0'• '- ; - •''. ' '
DELEGATES WILL
COAX EDUCATORS
For the purpose ; of insuring; for ? San
Francisco the 1911 convention of the
National educational association,;;, the
Convention^ league 'at a, luncheon given
at the St. Francis yesterday voted to
send. five delegates. to the Boston con
vention, > which meets there the first
week In July.
v Superintendent of; Schools. Alfred
Roncovieri will head the delegation and
pull for San Francisco. Superintendent
McKinnon of San Jose, Superintendent
Hugh Baldwin of San'Diego; and John
,W.: McClymonds, city: superintendent of
schools in\Oakland, are among those
; who. will: represent this city.
"San* Francisco ,was' to have had the
convention' this' year, >butr the executive
committee 'gave it to ' Boston, \ declaring
that it- had; been,; for .two years suc
cessively, held in the west. -
' The delegation will leave for. Boston
on June 26.V It -will .take". 5, l ooo^ velvet
poppies bearing the- .Insignia," "San
Francisco 1911',"/ for distribution among
the" -delegates.-; It is expected that
20,000Ypersons will come west»as dele
gatesif San Francisco wins' the -con
vention. V '\u25a0' '\u25a0 * '\u25a0 - \u25a0
Sale of Women's
Kid and Fabric Gloves
At Great Savings— Sale Saturday Only
Over 3,000 pairs chamoisette
gloves just received from
Europe.
These are two clasp and have
the handsome victor point
backs. \u25a0 The most popular sum-
mer hand covering, whites,
mode, grays arid blacks, natur-
als, with clasps to match.. The
greatest values . of the season.
Sale of Boys' Suits
These suits are far, better suits than
,you; expect; for the) price, \ for they ; are
handsomely tailored in double-breast-
ed coat styles, with full knicker. trou-
sers. ; Just stich suits as you regularly
pay ; about the, double saleprice for.
The; fabrics are- the -kind notable for
•their long-wearing qualities and splen-
did appearance.
All sizes, 9 to 14. years.
FASTER TIME FOR
OVERLAND LIMITED
tSpeeud Dupalch to The Call]
CHICAGO, June 10.— The passenger
'department of; the Northwestern rail
way = announced '.today a- reduction in
the runnlng;time of the Overland Lim
ited train from Chicago to San Fran
cisco to take tomorrow.
The time will be, reduced from 72 to
70 hours. The same reduction in time
will apply ' to ,: the St. , Paul's overland
train, as both roads make up a part
of ; the Union Pacific's train from
Omaha west.' The train will' continue
to leave the Wells street station at 7
o'clock p. m. and will arrive at San
Francisco at 5:2S p. ' m., instead of
7:28 p. m.
." Improvements in the way of double
tracking and installation of safety de
vices have made- the shortening of the
running time possible.
In addition to the , Northwestern's
double track between Chicago and
Omaha the Union Pacific has been
steadily adding to Its double track.
The Los Angeles Limited train for
southern' California, -which was taken
out of service on account of the wash
out on the Salt Lake route, will also
be reinstated Sunday.
Some 500 pairs in this assort-
ment of, women's two clasp
prime quality lambskin gloves.
Colors are tans, browns, reds
and greens, with three rows of
self or black embroidered
back. All are first quality, in
sizes 5% to 6 3 /4, inclusive.
Deeply underpriced for this
sale. (Special Sale Section.)
Toilet Preparations
Emporium *Prices SKCean Savings
Ingram's Milkweed cream
Ssc and 40c
Sempre Giovlne (Always Young)
40c
Malvina cream to remove freckles
30c
Anyvo Theatrical cream \
40c and 20c
Hind's honey and almond lotion
35c
Jackson's Jersey Balm
40c and 20c
Colgate's Cashmere bouquet and
violet 15c
47H:Imported Talcum powder 15c
Pozzoine face powder, all shades.
35c
Roger & "Gallet's face powder.
\u25a0 50c, 75c, 85c, 91.20, according to
size
Pear's unscented soap. cake 10c
4711 Glycerine soap cake • 15c
Colgate's Tooth Powder 15c
Revelation Tooth Powder 25c
Eau de Quinine hair tonic 7Oc, 35c
Glyco .Thymolin , 75c, 3Oc, 20c
Girls 9 Tub Frocks
Offers the Best Frocks at the
Lowest Prices This Season
$lAS and $1.95
Wonderfully suc-
cessful, and deserv-
edly- so, is this
sale wherein differ-
ent styles of new
frocks for; girls
from 9 to 14 years
are offered in a host
of modes and fab-
rics. Mothers should
take advantage of
this to buy the
whole season's sup-
ply. x Never were
handsomer frocks
given; at . prices so
low. Chambrays,
ginghams and per-
cales . . n umbe red
among ihe fabrics.
: Second Floor, North '
wisely directed, will cause her to
give to her little ones only the most
wholesome and beneficial remedies
and only when actually needed, and '
the well-informed mother uses only
the pleasant and gentle laxative rem-
edy — Syrup of Figs and Elixir of
Senna — when a laxative is required,
as it is wholly free from all objec-
tionable substances. To get its ben-
eficial effects always buy the genu-
ine, manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co>J§^| %
Ribbon Sale
Beautiful ribbons in silken textures
in a host of colorings and color
combinations.
«ff JZ ~ 4y£ and 5 inch bean-
jl tiful. Dresden rib-
...^J bons in a host of
VCiICI patterns and colors, i
•# /| - 5-inch all silk hair !
Jl *r V bow taffeta ribbons
l/3F/f in a full line of
jwf tl wanted staple colors.
*%*% m, * 6-inch taffeta ribbon
mm mm i» in a goodly variety
\u0084«j,J of colors suitable
fatO for hat bows.
D'Orlan's Perfumed Dry- Rouge
_. , 35 €
Piver'3 imported perfume f1.25
Roger & Gallet's perfume
Imported perfume and sachet
Tsc and 50e tfz.
Imported concentrated essence,
*1.50, 91.10. SOc
TVash Rags >. 5c aod 10c
Family Syringes 91.15. fl.oo, 75c
Hot Water Bags 31.00, 85c* 75c
Porous "plasters each 10c
Mustard plasters 3 for 15c
Bandages, lint and gauze.
3 for- 25c
Absorbent cotton, pkgs..
5c up to 40c
Good quality hair brushes
50c up to 95.00
Good quality tooth brushes
. 25e. 35c
Sole agents for the Kinto freckle
cream.
Sole agents for D'Orlan's beauty
1 preparation.
Sale of
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