Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 22, 1905, Page 10, Image 10

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Great Revival Meetings
Begin Today.
Nine District Gatherings in
How the Work of Converting Souls
Will Be Conducted and the Way
in Which It Is Hoped
to Reach Ail.
Taylor-Street Methodist Church Rer.
W. E. Blederwolf, evangelist.
First Congregational Church Rev.
Henry Ostrom, evangelist.
First Presbyterian Church Rev. J.
Wilbur Chapman, evangelist.
Fourth Presbyterian Church Rev.
Daniel S. Toy, evangellsL
People's Inetltute Rev. J. B. Snyder,
Forbes Presbyterian Church Rev.
Thomas Keedham, evangelist.
Sunnyelde Congregational Church Rev.
R. A. AValton, evangelist.
Calvary Baptist Church Rev. Henry
W. Stough, evangelist.
Centenary Methodist Church Rev.
John H. Elliott, evangelist.
Portland's awakening: Is at hand. To
night In nine different places of worship
a series of the greatest revival services
ever known in the Northwest will begin.
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman and his coterie
of evangelists will start a three-weeks
campaign for the salvation of souls and
the advancement of the moral welfare
of the city in general.
Other cities throughout this broad land
have listened to the sermons of Dr. Chap
man, and many sinners have been made
to realize the road to repentance, and it
is the desire of those having the revival
services In charge to persuade as many
as possible to attend the meetings here.
Dr. Chapman says that he is an old
fashioned preacher, but those that have
had the pleasure of listening: to his dis
courses maintain that he preaches re
ligion In the most modem sense. His re
vival pictures of a lake of brimstone, up
through which the faces of human beings
peer, features set In agony, as the flames
ecorch them, finally going down into a
bottomless pit of everlasting physical and
mental torture will never be forgotten.
Dr. Chapman does not fall to preach
about the "judgment," and he does not
hesitate to picture the results of sin,
but through the whole series of sermons
he does not allow the emotion to become
so worked upon that reason Is In the
least overbalanced. He seems to Teallze
that when a person "gets religion" it
must have some substantial basis if It
Is Likened to Moody.
Mony of those that have listened to
the teachings of Dr. Chapman have said
that Moody, the great revivalist, could
not do more than he. Beginning at
Atlanta and traveling ever "Westward.
Dr. Chapman and his assistants have
held successful meetings in all he
large cities, and he now comes to
Portland for the final gatherings of the
The final arrangements for the meet
ing were made at a gathering of the
ushers at the First Presybterian
Church last night at which Rev. C. T.
Schaeffer, the personal representative
of Dr. Chapman, gave full instructions
in the manner in which the crowds arej
to be handled and the methods em
ployed by the various revivalists in
conducting their services. At each of
the churches where services are to be
held are to be sufficient ushers to see
that every one has a seat, and after
the sermon and during the "after"
meetings, -which are a special feature
of the revivals, these ushers will con
stitute a band of personal -workers
whose duty it will be to urge unbe
lievers to go to the altar and confess
their sins.
No Set Programmes at Services.
There is to be no set programme at
nny of the services in this city. A
text will be selected by each ,of the
preachers and a sermon delivered, but
by the audience the speaker -will judge
what to say and how much. Rev. Mr.
Schaeffer said last night that In many
of the places visited the services were
held as late as - o'clock A. M., and that
often there were two or three "after"
For the first week there will be few
daytime meetings, but It Is now plan
ned to hold noon meetings next week
In many parts of the city. Rev. Charles
Stelzle. who makes & specialty of ad
dressing gatherings of union laboring
men. will probably be here and -will
conduct meetings in factories, ware
houses and public places "where labor
Ing men can hear him. He is a union
man and is said to have wonderful in
fluence over his shearers.
Banners Announce Speakers.
Stretched across the front of "every
church where the revival meetings are
to be helO are huge banners telling
who is to speak at that particular place
and the name of the singer accompany
ing him. The city has been divided
Into nine districts, and It is intended
that those living in one district shall
attend the meetings in the district In
which they reside.
W hlle Dr. Chapman s name is best
known by the public, he Is by no means
the only one of the revivalists wjth a
reputation as an evangelist. Dr." Henry
Ostrom Is said to be one of the most
loquent speakers In the "United States,
and his power as a pulpit orator is rarely
equalled. Rev. w.- E. Riederwolf. who
ts to conduct the services at the Taylor
street M. E. church. Is known as the
greatest evangelical worker among men
In the country. He Is said to have an un
usual gift of convincing men that they
should become Christians, and has to his
credit as many as 500 conversions In a
single night.
Dr. Chapman and his co-workers will
arrive this morning from California and
after a rest they will take up the final
plans for the work here. At 4 P. M.
they are to meet the ministers of the
city, the members of all the finance com
mittees and ushers .of all the churches
at the X. M. C A. 'auditorium.
At the First Presbyterian, church this
evening a space will be reserved In the
gallery over the central aisle for deaf
mutes, and Mrs. J. H. Olbson will In
terpret to them In sign language the ad
dress of Dr. Chapman.
Central District Organized.
Rev. Andrew Montgomery, chairman
of the Central East "Side district, in
the evangelistic campaign which be
gins in the Portland churches this
evening, reported yesterday that his
district Is well organized. Meetings
will be held in Centenary Methodist
Church. Last evening the canvass of
every house In the territory had ,been
completed and a printed Invitation left
to attend the meetings. The finance
committee is composed of "W. H. Mark
ell, chairman: Dr. J. A. I. Hewitt. O.
M. Scott, Elmo Harvey, Rev. H. C. Shaf
fer and Rev. "William E. Randall, and
the committee of ushers is composed
of Professor R. R. Steele, chairman;
George A. Thompson. J. "W. Euston, J.
J. "Wiggins and A. R. Fraser. These
ushers are also the workers. The
speaker and evangelistic singer for
this district are Rev. J. H. Elliott and
Charles E. Rykert.
RestaurantKeeper Gives Four Meals
and $2.75 for a Brass ping.
Four common, every-day working-
(Rev. J. "Wilbur Chapman Seated Third From Left.)
men, with every appearance of absolute
honesty, reaped a harvest of shekels
by working the ring game yesterday
on the East Side.
First they went into a restaurant on
East Burnside street, near the Burn
side bridge, kept by a comely young
woman. Here they discovered they
were short of ready cash, after each
had fumbled deeply down Into his
pocket They were dismayed and em
barrassed by tho discovery that they
had not a cent. One finally remarked:
"I have it! My gold ring!" The very
thing and worth 510. if a cent. "Would
the fair restaurateur take tho ring In
pay for four meals for four honest
workingmen who were too far from
their homes to eat with -wives and
babies, and give back tho change, say
about 52.75?
"Certainly," said the comely restaurant-keeper,
who dropped the ring in
her cash till, transferred 52.75 there
from to the leader and gave them all
a fine meal. Thanking her for the ac
commodation and assuring her that the
ring was 18 karats pure gold, the four
walked out. The restaurateur was not
long In finding out that the. ring she
had accepted could be had at about 50
cents per bushel. - But she may have
the consolation of knowing that there
are others on the East Side "who were
taken in by the same gang.
Rock Island Officials Predict
JOHN SEBASTIAN, passenger traffic
manager of the Rock Island system,
sat in room 210 at tho Portland yester
day afternoon and, assisted by Fred "W.
Thompson, the general "Western agent
from San Francisco, told of traffic con
ditions as regarded the Rock Island, and
discussed what would make Oregon the
state of the Coast. The fact that they
were in the apartment which had been
the headquarters for Francis J. Heney
during his Investigations into the land
frauds seemed to trouble them little, nor
did the spirit of confession prevalent in
the rooms make them divulge any of the
innermost secrets of the company. Yet
the talk was Interesting and had to do
with Oregon and Oregon's good.
"The Rock Island will have a through
train service Into Portland In a short
time, I hope," said Mr. Sebastian after
a little preliminary talk. "When I left
Chicago the matter was being discussed,
and though I do not know what arrange
ments have been made. I trust that
through cars will be provided by the con
sent of the other companies.
"The position of the Rock Island. In
view of connections here," continued Mr.
Sebastian, "has been weak, but in spite
of that we have been pleased at the
business done with this territory- Many
people have come ovor our line to the
state and the business is rapidly Increasing-
In view of this Increase and of the
heavy business expected incident to the
Exposition, special arrangements are be
ing made for the service here."
"The Exposition Is going to be a great
magnet by which to draw tourists to Or
egon," Interposed Mr. Thompson. "Tho
people of the East are all thinking of a
trip to Portland during the Summer. I
find this true from the Inquiries made at.
my office In San Francisco. IUused to
be that the people who came tSf Califor
nia returned to tholr homes by the same
way or went straight through, once they
had started, but this has changed and
those who Winter in Los Angeles or other
places ask for stop-over rates by way of
Portland when they start home. The
work of advertising, recently undertaken.
Is bringing Its fruits, and Oregon will be
much the gainer in the immediate fn
turc." "Yes." agreed Mr. Sebastian, "Oregon
Is now beginning to do what Southern Cal
ifornia, especially, has been doing for
the past 15 years. The people of that sec
tion have been holding up the wonders of
their country Jor. years, and their work
has made the State, in large part, what It
is. Oregon Is beginning this work and al
ready the effects are showing;
Orientals . -Easily Grasp Its
He Finds That Natives Seize the
Meaning of Mystic Passages In
Scriptures More Easily
Than Occidentals.
"God gave the Oriental the faculty
for understanding more of the Inner
meaning of the Bible than -we can. We
Americans are too busy doing things
to Tead the mystic passages of which
the Bible is full. "We are naturally too
materialistic, while the Oriental Is
qualified to grasp the meaning of pass
ages which to us mean little. There is
little of commerce, manufacturing or
farming in the Bible, but there is much
of the Inside man that the Oriental can
find which we cannot."
This Is a new view of the missionary
subject as presented by Rev. Cornelius
H. Patton, D. D., home secretary of the
American Board of Commissioners for
Foreign Missions. He spoke last night
at the First Congregational Church.
"Dr. Ament, one of the best students
of the Bible in the mission field, has
told me that he had sat with satisfac
tion and amazement and listened to
sermons by native Chinese preachers.
They caw new m&anlngs in many por
tions of the scriptures." Dr. Patton
had been speaking of missionary work
as an Investment. This phase he pointed
out as an investment to the Christian
world: more material Investments had
been benefits to tho commercial world.
"What the American Board has been
doing since its first five mislsonaries
started out in 1S10 was told by. its
home secretary. He laid stress- upon
the diversified agencies employed, the
educational and medical particularly.
Of the 70,000 students In the schools
of the board, scattered all over the
world, the majority were, of course, in
the 1200 common schools, but some in
the 18 universities and the 14 semin
aries. Mdre than 300.000 patients had
been treated in the hospitals and dis
pensaries of the board during the past
Dr. H. M. Tanney, the Pacific Coast
"There Is a great deal of room here,"
continued the speaker, "and there are a
great many advantages of which the
Eastern people have no Idea. The low
rates of the Fair, the interest ' that is
being aroused and the knowledge of the
country that Is being gained throughout
the East will bring Thousands of people
here to reside. Oregon has been unknown.
The people have been too contented, but
now they are- waking up and the state
will grow. The people that are needed
will come. Those who visit here during
the Summer will tell others of what they
bavc seen and some of these will decide
to move to the state. Then there Is the
colonist movement now on which will
bring, thousands of people here, the most
of-ihem to reside." .
representative of the American Board,
is traveling with Dr. Patton. He made
a short address.
The papers in San Francisco havJ
made much of the threatened rellow
peril of the Japanese." said he. "There '
is no danger from this source. Our
missionaries have bound the two conn
tries together too closely for that. The
Japanese looks up to America. Our
misalonaries have said that Christian
ity in Japan is not to be measured by
the number of converts who entr tho
churches. Christianity there has en
diffusive and the whole country Ttas
been brought over to Christian ideals
and ways of thinking."
A warm welcome was extended to
the representatives of the American
Board by the Congregational' Church.
Preceding the addresses in the audi
torium, a reception was held In the
assembly-room and many had an op- j
Excellent Musical Programme Is Fea
ture of Occasion.
One of the Patton Home's most en
joyable teas was an event of yesterday
afternoon, the programme which had
been arranged being one of much In
terest, and the Home's well-kept rooms
looking their freshest with pretty dec
orations of Spring flowers.
Mrs. "W. S. Cutler and Mrs. Alex
Donaldson were at the teatable, and on
the reception committee were Mrs. D.
M. McLauchlan and Mrs. John H. Bur
gard. Miss Jessie Kenyon, who Is consid
ered one of the most brilliant young
pianists in Portland, gave several
numbers. Including "The Gondolier,"
by Kevin; a dainty composition called
"Cherry Blossoms" and "Butterfly," by
Miss Lenna "Wenderoth. a debutante
singer of whom her teacher, Mrs. Ed
ward Aldcn Beals, is very proud, sang
In public for the first time at the tea,
her sweet mezzo-soprano voice being
well suited to her songs, which were
Tostl's "Beauty's Eyes" and "Ben
Bolt." the latter being her encore se
lection. Miss Marguerite Egbert recited "The
Freckle-Faced Little Girl" and "Be
linda." giving each with very good ex
pression. "Cavatlna," by Raff, and a bolero by
Bohm,. were charmingly played by Miss
Ziphrah Harris, violinist, and Tom
Dobson sang "Love Is a Bubble," and
the popular Irish love song, "Shoogy
Shoo." Mrs. J. F. Logan was Master
Dobson's accompanist, Mrs. Beals play
ing for the other singers.
Besides the numbers just mentioned,
every one appreciated the very enter-
Immense Growth for Oregon
"The colonist movement brought 38,000
people Into California last year," supple
mented Mr. Thompson, who handled a
great deal of the business himself.
"And It Is safe to say." argued Mr. Se
bastian, "that those 33,000 will bring near
ly as many more. It is often the case
that where one man comes to the "West
from the East and likes the country, he
Is responsible for a small party of his old
friends and neighbors making a journey
to the new home."
"It is such things that has made Cali
fornia, as Is shown by the difference be
tween the southern and northern part of
the state." said Mr. Thompson. "Los An
geles and the southern part knew the
value, of effort, -and you know the result.
Northern California people were content
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White Clover Ice Cream supplied to the trade, families and entertainments.
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T. S. Townsend
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tainlng readings of Miss Josephine
Supreme Orator From Chicago Ad
dresses Portland Councils.
Robert Van Sands, supreme orator of
the Royal Arcanum of Chicago arrived
In Portland yesterday. Last evening he
addressed a union meeting and class in
itiation of the Portland councils In the
Auditorium Hall. There were about 200
members of the lodge present. Governor
Chamberlain was to have delivered the
address of welcome to Mr. Van Sands,
but he was detained at Salem. A letter
from Minister John Barrett, who la sta
tioned at Panama, was read expressing
regrets that he could not attend the meet
ing. After the business of the evening
was dispensed with, light refreshments
were served.
Mr. Van Sands was expected in Port
land several days ago, but he wag delayed
by washouts near Los Angelas. He goes
from Portland to Seattle, where he will
install the grand council officers of "Wash
ington. The members of the Portland councils
are making an effort to Increase the mem
bership of the order In Oregon to 1000.
There are about 7C0 members of the order
in the state at present. If 1000 members
can be obtained It will call for the elec
tion of state officers of the Royal Arca
num. It is expected that the desired
number will have been obtained during
the Exposition when the officers to be
elected will be Installed. If that Is the
case the grand council will last several
days and members of the order from all
parts of the state will attend,
Fred W. Fa u I kins, Newspaper Man.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, March 21.
Fred "W. Faulkins. editor of the Cedar
Rapids Gazette, died today at Excelsior
Springs, Mo., of heart failure.
ed and did not care whether or not any
new people came to the state. That part
of the state did not grow. Now they
are waking up to what has been missed,
and much is being done to build up the
district. Northern California Is having
the same growth that Oregon is having."
Mr. Sebastian is very enthusiastic in
regard to the future of Oregon and looks
for great development In the next year
or so. Both he and Mr. Thompson will
do all that Is possible through their of
fices to benefit the state and the Exposi
tion to be held here during the Summer.
Mr. Sebastian and Mr. Thompson, ac
companied by Mrs. Sebastian and Mrs.
Thompson, left Portland laut night for
Seattle, where they will spend a day or
.two before ther return of Mr. Sebastian
to Chicago.
46 Second Street
Phone Main
Big National Convention Is
More Than Fifteen Hundred Dele
gates to the Session of This
Important Association Will
Come to Portland.
Portland, March 20, lOOS.-Colonel W.
H. Moore, President National Good
Roads Association, St. Louis, Mo.: Ex
position management desires onr Na
tional convention. June 14 to IT. Only
open dates In June. Wire answer.
Governor and Vice-President. .
St. Lbula, Mo.. March 20. 1005. Hon.
Georjra EL Chamberlain, Governor and
Vice-President. Portland. Or.: Answering
your wire, no correspondence or definite
arrangements made with Portland Expo-'
a ltlon Company. If necessary expense
are guaranteed, you are authorized to
boot roads convention Jane 14 to 17,
Inclusive. Will visit Portland soon to
complete details. Answer.
Portland, Or., March 21, 1805. Colonel
W. H. Moore, President National Good
Roads Association, St. Louis, Mo.: Mat
ter In hands Lewis and Clark Exposition
officials. They will communicate direct.
The foregoing telegrams summarize
the action taken by the good roads peo
ple of Oregon, with Governor George E.
Chamberlain as their National vice-president
at their , head, towards the securing
of the convention for Portland thte year.
As the matter now stands, the National
convention has been turned over to the
Exposition people, but although they
have made no direct orrer to tne Na
tional board of the association, it is
known that is It now but a matter of a
lew hours' time until this is done. It has
now been decided .that the Fair man
agement will grant the days 'from the
14th to the 17th of June. Inclusive, for
the assembly of the National convention
of the Good Roads Association, and the
National President. "W. H. Moore, will be
notified to this effect by this morning.
This convention will Insure the pres
ence In Portland of more than 1,500 dele
gates, coming from every state and ter
ritory within the bouncarles of the
Tnlted States. These delegates repre
sent the feeling that goes to make model
cities and states, aside from good roads.
and it Is a matter of some pride to the
Portland people that this convention has
been secured for Portland this year.
While several of Portland's workers
have been Instrumental in securing this
National convention to be 'held In Port
land, the real honor belongs to Colonel
Sore Throat
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Henry E. Dosch, who has from the very
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Reads "Merchant of Venice."
About 100 of the leading representative
women of the city gathered yesterday
morning at the home of Mrs. "W. S. Ladd.
233 Sixth street, and greeted Marshall
Darrach, who gave the first of his series
of Shakespeare recitals. The play he
selected for reading was "The Merchant
of "Venice," and his versatility In assum
ing the various roles was remarkably
good. Mr. Darrach has undoubted talent
for artistic work of this kind. Tomorrow
morning he will read at the home of Mrs.
C. H. Lewis, Nineteenth and Gllsan
streets, the play selected being "The Com
edy of Errors."
Treasurer Will Get Tax Moneys.
A return of 5500,000' taxes will be made
to County Treasurer Lewis today by
John "W. Ferguson, chief clerk or the
tax department In the Sheriffs office.
This will include all the moneys received
up to and. including March 10. The bal
ance of the collections, amounting, to a
large sum, will be placed In the hands of
the treasurer within a few days.
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