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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1905)
OKEGOXIJtPqimAXD. DECEMBER 31, 1905.
Fund for "Little Sammy" Grows
One Hundred Dollars Is Donated to Get Crippled Newsboy Artificial Legs, But $150 More Is Needed
LITTLE SAiJIJCXV ?he newsboy who
sells his .papers from his wheel
chair at Flf th,artd Morrison-each even
lug:, is beginning to think that this bis
old world is not .- bad, after all, and
that perhaps, he may eventually have
feet like other boys for Santa Clans
has vlsited.;hlm. SInce The Oregonian
took up Sjunxny's cause some weeks
ago and told its readers of his help
less condition and 'his desire to make
sufficlentmonej' to purchase artificial
limbs and feet for himself, many -kind
friends have come to the front with
the generosity for which Portland is
noted, and at present about $160 has
been received for the crippled boy's
benefit. Over 523 of this the boy has
In his own savings bank, most of it
earned by his labor, the rest given him
by pitying friends on the street. The
fest of the fund has been received by
ss Valentine Pritchard, superintend
ent of the Institute Club at the Men's
Resort, Fourth and Burnside, where
Sammy Is being taught three mornings
each week. Miss Pritchard has long
been interested in the boy. and is much
gratified at the response to her sug
gestion that the children of Portland
give half their Christmas money to
wards a fund for purchasing the means
for him to walk.
"I've got nearly $25, nnd as soon as
1 get $250 I'm going to have feet like
other boys." boasted Sammy when
questioned about ' his finances. He
doesn't know about the money Miss
Pritchard has received for him. as she
will hold it Intact until the fund
reaches the proper proportions. Sev
eral citizens gave the lad presents of
money at Christmas, and to him the
accumulation of 525 is a great event.
"Did Santa Claus bring you what
you wanted?" was asked him, but in
stead of looking happy he immediate
ly closed up like the- proverbial clam,
and not a word would he liave to say
about Christmas or Santa Claus.
"Some one promised him a good
rhalr." explained his 'mother, "and he
had great faith in the promise. .When
the chair did not come Christmas
morning It nearly broke his heart, and
since then he wont even talk, about
Santa Claus. All his interest Is In
Children Swell tlic Fund.
A number of letters have been re
ceived by Miss Pritchard. some of them
from young children. One little girl
laboriously printed her letter and In
closed 42 cents, which she said was
just half of what she has to spend for
Christmas. A little boy from Forest
Grove writes the following, inclosing
Plean slve thin to a little cripple news
paperboy I do not know Ms name to I will
nay newepapcrboy. The one with out legs
1 am ten yearn old. and think It. Is awful to
be crippled like lie Ik.
I wish you would give this quarter to him
and tell him that I hope he will have &
marry Christmas. I am wrltlnc this before
f-cliool and It Js time for the first bell to ring
iso good by. CLAUD M. HOWARD.
The King's Daughters, Marshall
Street Presbyterian Church, sent in a
contribution of $5, and a collection
amounting to $25 was received from
Mrs. M. Beck. The-eighth grade. A and
B. Shattuck School, contributed $5.25.
and Mrs. D. C- Burns collected $10
through her own efforts. 'A contribu
tion which particularly pleases. Mlsjs
Pritchard is that 3r the GarmcntwoA
crs' Union, an organization of girls on
the East Side, who. raised $7.15 among
themselves for this unfortunate boy.
".LITTLE SAMMY," TIIK CKirPLED NEWSBOY.
and who hope to send more at a fu
ture date. This offering waM In amounts
ranging from pennies to qunrters, and
represented a sacrifice on the part of
Little Girl's Contribution.
A pathetic feature of this popular
contribution was that of Gladys Clem
mens, who had Just had a limb ampu
tated. "When her mother road her the
story about the helpless newsboy the
child wis imicfti affected, and Jit once
expressed a desire to assist him. She
gave what money she had of her own,
and asked her friends to add to the
amount, and $5 was soon raised. But
before the money could be taken to
Miss. Pritchard. JIM Glndvs died of
her own 'affliction.' her last act being
that of charity towards the unfor
tunate. Miss Nellie C. Palmer sends 50 cents.
and a number of people have handed
Miss Pritchard amounts of vO cents
and SL. helping to swell the little fundi
From the Heller building a contribu
tion of $11.55 was sent In from thAa fol
lowing: C. D. Fowlc. Mm Fannie U Lash. Mr.
Waller, Mr. Averlll. Dr. Seaman, Dr A II.
Johiuon,' Dr. Byron Morrii. p. McDonald.
Mr. T. It. BlavaU. Mis Blanche Gardner.
D. V. Falrrleuith. IL Rolh. Mr. Clary. Paul
Averlll. M- 1L IfrtiMnore. Mr. Ida Dencmore.
Felix leaser. M1m Mabel Lab. Mark Arertlt,
II. R. Black. M. O'Connor. F. Bell. E. n
Miss Pritchard Is at prejent taking
a week's vacation, and her telephone
number at her apartments In the Hill
Hotel Is Paclllc 18. At the termina
tion. of the coming week she will again
resume her duties at the Institute Club
and will be there dally; telephone Main
1871. Contributions will be received
by her or may bo left at The Orcgo
TALES OF THE STREET AND TOWN
"Moocher," the Newsboy, Has a Merry Christmas Why M. Mosessohn
Was Forced to Be Ungallant Judge Wolverton's First Official Order
OOCHER." the newsboy of lach-.
rymosc disposition, stood on the
corner in the residence district
just as the shadows of evening began to
fall. It was Christinas eve, and hurrying
figures scurried past bound for home,
warm firesides. Christmas trees and pleas
ure. But "Moocher" stood apart and
wept the tears of woe, Life had no
pleasures and Christmas had no joy for
him. Tears coursed down his quivering
cheeks and dried In the chilling wind.
wuz easier don do odor t ree I tackled.
It's de blue-eyed ones dat uliellu out do
needful. Cigarettes fer wie now."
"Meecher." the Xevboy.
," . . : i
THE drummer with Mosaic lineage and
the self-satisfied air took dinner at
the Portland on Christmas das, and not
alone. He had" provided for that after
some exertion and with misgivings as to
the cost, but In the end the mailt was
all that could be desired, even If his part
ner was a little young and painfully con
scious that U was the first time she had
dined apart from nor paternal ancestors
and the family table.
The courses followed each other its they
have a habit of doing, and the man of
samples oxpanded with the good cheer,
brought on by the wine. With that aid to
his night he saw himself in his true light
"Don't you know," lit said to the 17-ycar-old
maiden by his side, while the
other diners paused to listen. "Don't you
know, you ought to be proud, to feel hon
ored, that I should have Invited you out
to dinner with me today, on this day of
all days? Don't you know you ought to
feel grateful that out of all my large and
fcjlect circle of lady friends I should have
picked you out as the guest .at this, my
"Oh. I always did like drummers. If they
would only buy." said the little lady, while
the diners smiled at the bubbles around
MOSESSOHN. who inhabits the In
ner tabernacle of the Chamber of
Commerce. Is sorry he "wore them, but he
is glad that big brother Dave wears a
long coat and has an office in the same
building. It happened this way:
Some time ago the first-named young
man sent his new suit to the tailor, and
In the Interim donned one that had known
lim In Ills more juvenile days, before the
cares of office had made him plump. All
went well until In the routine of his work
he attcmptd to lift a letter-press from
the floor. But lie dldn'L He straightened
up and backed Into his chair.
"Hello" he said nervously to the tele
phone. "Is this home? Well. I am send
ing a messenger out for a pair of trousers.
Please send them down to Dave quick.
II neds them."
'Hello!" he ald again. "Is this Dave?
Well, please send down your lonj coat.
I need IL"
He waited, and as he did an Inquiring
dam. from the East drifted In to look
at the fruits and grains on exhibition
"Please." she said to the silent image
in the. chair. "Will you explain some of
lliese things to me.
"No, madam" was thel sorrowful renlv.
"You will have to excuse me Just at pres
ent, jfieasc come again."
Dave came in with the coat and the
sufforpr put It on before he arose. Then
he vanished for a space. And that Is why
he is sorry that he wore them.
IT has been reported that the first offl
I dal order given by Judge C E. Wolvcr-
lon. of the United States District Court-
was to the effect that there would be a
special session of the court on December
Two ladles, wrapped In furs, stopped be-
fide the boy and gascd at him synipathet- !
"What Is the matter, dear?" asked the
larger one, with the hair of light and the (
eyes of blue. 1
"Moocher" was willing to toll his story,
sad thouch it was. Often durlne the
hort recital his voice choked with sobs ' K
and Hi sicnaer term quivered ana shook
with the grief he could not master. 1
"I sold all me papers." he confided, "an
thought I would buy me sister a present (
wld the dime I had over the SO cents me
stepfather makes me bring home at j
night' Here the gust of his grier dammed
his utterance, and he mumbled brokenly. .
"But," continued the newsboy. "I lost
mc purse wld the whole Co cents. An' 1
'can't get mc sister the present, and I am.
afraid to go home-without the- 60 cents be-
cuw the old ma-i will lick me if 1 don't 1
"Poor Utile abused hero." wept the lls--teers
in a watery alto and a tremulous
soprano. "Never mind, we will give you
tmore taw you Have lost." and each
prtmood a opitt itt the grimy hand.
The hiuteo pocuod e around the corner
andout oC sight, awi they went the
, -ears drfed from tk fLPam!n
! .11 JZlZJk Witt ' sMJa4Nt
r GoShr 'Ht-s."""Tw jfeMktl Dy
.tlurfxr Welvrrten Vt Onicr.
IS." but that is a mistake. He made an
other and a more pleasant order.
Some few days before the new jurist
took tho oath of office he came down from
Salem and viewed the scenes of h'j future
labors. In his tour he dromed in ttfKW
United States Marshal C J, Xcd and
passed the time or My. As be sat, and
Just before he Jwefre to leave, fce Axed
Mr. Kl wit the JtcbU eye, Mt Ut
fcJr wtdkrd whether or nt he was
e to he sieso4 i-9f cnn itmasptafd
m .M!t kftow." sM the 3nm wK
tfc fftvH) aosjair by -ssMy yvsxi
OUR JANUARY SALES
WILL COMMENCE TUESDAY MORNING
A series of first-month sales, offering throughout our different departments many and varied oppor
tunities to those desirous of taking advantage of these extreme value-giving specials at the regulars
prices. These different articles fully display their worth, and the special prices at which they are marked -during
these sales will fully convince all of the truly liberal discount which we have applied on every
thing combined in these sales. To the prudent shopper these specials suggest many ideas for re
plenishing the many needs throughout the clifferent rooms of the home. No mail, telephone or C. 0. D.
orders will be taken on any of these specials.
SPECIALS IN CARPETS AND RUGS
This particular special will appeal to all in that it covers a stock of well
selected, desirable and strictly up-to-date designs in the most reliable weaves
and colorings. This is strengthened by the fact that our carpet department is
capable of turning out the best workmanship as regards the sewing, laying
and lining of all carpets. In this we assure all of perfect satisfaction. Note
the prices which apply on our carpets.
Tapestry Brussels 73c
Extra Tapestry Brussels 86
Double Extra Tap. Brussels . . .98
Roxbury Tapestry . .1.10
Wool Velvets $1.30
High-Grade Body Brussels.. $1.42
Wilton Velvets $1.54
Savoniere Axminsters $1.62
Bigelow Axminsters $1.78
RUGS IN AVERAGE-ROOM SIZES.
Axminsters from $23.90 up Tap. Brussels from $14.40 up
Body Brussels from. . .$23.10 up Wilton Rugs from $32.40 up
SPECIALS IN DRAPERY DEPARTMENT Sgg?
Our stock in this department is composed throughout of the most stylish and up-to-date designs,
from which we have selected a variety of the best patterns in. lace curtains, portieres and bed sets. From
these specials can be made none but most satisfactory selections.
In merchandise repp, and tapestry of all colors, in the best quality weave, up-to-date
design and reliable colors.
Reg. value $ 7.75 pair, special. .$5.25 Reg. value $10.00 pair, special. .$7.00
Reg. value $ 8.25 pair, special. .$5.50 . Reg. value $13.50 pair, special. .$8.75
Reg. value $ 9.00 pair, special. .$6.00 Reg. value $14.00 pair, special. .$9.00
Reg. value $16.00 pair, special. .$9.75
Reg. value $8.00 pair, special. . .$5.00
Reg. value $9.00 pair, special. . .$5.75
Reg. value $2.50 pair, special. . .$1.65
Reg. value $3.00 pair, special. . .$1.90
Reg. value $4.00 pair, special. . .$2.35
Reg. value $4.70 pair, special. . .$2.75
Reg. value $6.00 pair, special. . .$3.85
Reg. value $1.50 pair, special. . .$ .95
Reg. value $2.00 pair, special. . .$1.25
Reg. value $2.25 pair, special. . .$1.40
Reg. value $4.50 pair, special. . .$2.50
$ 6.00 sets, SPECIAL... $3.00 $ 8.00 sets, SPECIAL
$ 7:00 sets, SPECIAL $3.50 $ 9.00 sets, SPECIAL
$11.00 sets. SPECIAL $5.50
SPECIALS IN BEDDING SD
High-grade cured process
Feather Pillows, in fancy
art tickings, regularly
sell for $4.00 the pair,
Comforts, in high-art silk
olines, in all colors and
filled with the best sani
tary cotton filling. These
are all in new and pretty
-appropriate bedroom pat
patterns, SPECIAL $1.75
Marseilles full-size White Spreads, 72x80,
fringed; also cut corners and are beauti
fully patterned. Regular $7.00,
Hemmed White Spreads, 77x86. Regular
Three-quarter 'size fringed Bedspreads,
with cut corners. Regular value $2.85,
SPECIAL SALE HALL AND DESK CHAIRS
Well-designed and strongly-built Chairs in richly-polishecl and selected quarter
sawed golden oak, also in the mahogany finish. Can be used either as a desk, hall or
other chair. One like cut regularly sells for$4.50,
SPECIAL $2.50 "
.Another of similar design, in either finish, regularly sells for $5.00, . v--
New Year's jj NewYear's
the bench, "whether or not it Is rlsht for
me to make ny orders at this time, but
there is okI should like to Issue."
Mr, Reed kM he should be pleased to
listen and to hey.
"Well." continued the Judge. "I under
stand that you are a ssan who is faith
ful to his trust and ohedfent to the wishes
of the court. That bc!sr the case. I
weald state It to h my wish .that you
keep me posted on aH the good storks ye
hear. Re-port to he saade to me each day.
T -ua4rstaiid that rati tett thetn wecU"
WMc ! the aae for the worried aaj
nrtoecaaltd oxpro'o worn oah mera
kHCh the laeiimhewt of the Marshal's
office. R- A. W,
If the County Court ftxas the county
tax levy on Tuesday next, which it Is
thought will be done. County Cleric
Fields will start a force of clerks at
work on Wednesday, extending- the tax
rolL IL is n settled fact that tho total
tax levy will not bo more than IS mills.
County Cterk Fields baa received notice
of some out Id e levies. St. Johns and
G res ham. both Incorporated towns,
have each made a tax levy ef S mills.
Telephone Copny Appeals.
The Pacific States Telephone Se Tele
graph Cempaar has appealed to the Mate
Clrealt Court from the Jos-,iaunt rsadarod
by Jasttce ReM 1 favor '. C Ka a
lawyer, hr W htcawe the eeaipnwjr re
moves! hf telephewe. Xlmr stwd aw
Kissr was lBsma- a at ptnta-a-
day telephone, and received credit for a:
the nickels dropped into it, He paid
in advance when the telephone was put
in. and the company alleges that its
cashier gave him a receipt by error that
the telephone was 5 cents a. day. instead
of 19 cents. In August last a dispute
arose, and the telephone went out, and
the controversy still continues.
Rcgigtratioa Begias Taestlay.
RegktrKtk! of voters for the cam
lgr primary a&d general election win
begin x-ext Tuesday, ami the hooka will
resealn ope until 5 e'cloek. May 15. All
voters rnvat register to vote at either
the primary rjreeral etoBttn. Coun
ty CVexk moid has roeesVed a com
plete set of rejftrt hooks, and Uj
eady to begin the work. The hooks
Portland West Side will have green
n, tnose tor tne isast Hide red cov-
id the county precinct boolcs will
have straw-colored covers. This Is sts
that the clerks can more readily select
the books for applicants fer registra
tion. Electors will he required to sign
election cards which will be kept on
file. This plaa wllkenable. persons de
3 1 ring to verify matures en election
pe title as to make eosasarisona with sig
natures e election ci
Xetke4Ms of this
the toakr 1 ratetoK .
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laete to Uk part la tee
fa to fc kW M JtoteUtn,
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