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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1909)
nNE5 noon hour, near the' middle of
October, a bevy of high school grrlsi
e crowded up to the door of little
cortajre where was displayed the" sign
"I wonder what Grandma White ha
tor luncheon today T" they asked among
themselves. "Do you suppose K will be
some of her good pumpkin pleT
"I hope It will he clam chowder, saM
Ethel Morris. "Sh nearly always has
that on Friday, and I think nothing la so
But they had no sooner entered the
door than such an entrancing whiff Is
sued forth as to make every tep quicken.
It was to be warm ginger-bread great,
delicious squares, that would melt In
one e mouth, served with rich, foamy
"Oh, girls, I'm glad It's ginger-bread!
Nothing 'b so good as that!" EXhel de
clared enthusiastically, forgetting entire
ly her aimllar statement in regard to
clam chowder until her mate all laughed
"If because rm so hungry, I suppose,
that makes every thin; I think of today
seem the best of all." she explained
Mrs. White was an olcf-fashloned type
of omtiewomtn, who, after meeting with
ad reverse of fortune, took this means
of making a livelihood. The dear old
lady now saw that each guest was well
supplied, and than, a though idleness
were th deadliest sin, took up a biight
icolored ball of carpet rags and fell to
tacking- away energetically.
"Why. Grandma!" expostulated Grace
TVhitaker, "you told us last week your
carpet was all finished and ready to go to
the weaver. And now you're sewing
more carpet rags."
"So I did. dear; so I did!" Grandma
smiled at her a little wistfully. "And the
carpet waa almost half woven yesterday
when I went to see it. I wish every one
of you could have seen it too. It waa
freautitul! And because all of you dear
girla had brought them to me gloved
very silken hair ribbon and every bright
worsted stripe In it. But Just because
It was so beautiful, a lady who aw It
kher wanted It herself, and a she was
Very persistent, and Anally offered ma
such a big price, I felt It would be wrong
to refuse to part with It. since I needed
he money sadly."
A half-suppressed sigh among the girls
naa th only reply to this, and Grandma
resumed with a forced cheerfulness:
"But I shall hava a carpet yet. See, I
have a pound ball already. It takes but
SS lika this, and there are still a num
ber of rags left over. 1 shouldn't wonder
it I had it finished by Spring."
"But you wanted tt especially this Wln
4er to make your floor warm." Susan
Brock protested. '
"There will be even mora comfort in
Jcnowtng I shall not be out of wood this
"Winter." Grandma reminded her. "It la
dreadful to be out of wood In the Winter
time, with no money to buy more."
The girl paid in their dimes with no
further comment. Grandma's last state
ment utterly silencing them with Its
tragic significance. One outside, how
ever, they vented their Indignation
.gainst a cruel fate.
"It's too pathetic" exclaimed one.
"I don't sea how he stands It." This
"When It was all finished," added a
Just before they reached the school
louse Ethel Morris detained the group.
"Girls," sha reminded them impressively,
"of course wa must help her again, by
"bringing all the pretty rags w can. and
Serhaps soma thing that ara not quite
.reduced to that state yet. Sha must not
rwant for material."
L-'Yes. Indeed, we'll all help!" they as
ented eagerly, whereupon each girl
tnentally resolved to lay upon the altar
94 saoxiac . seme .esaeoiaUjr rfight ar
-A PRETTY 'ENMN Cx--
f,r! ' ' ! fh fit 1 1" i
tlcle of dress, which although well
worn, perhaps, was still not quite dis
carded. Ethel Morris, however, could not let
the matter end with this resolution.
Grandma White was 78 years old, and
had no warm carpet, and Winter was
close at hand. The pity of It traveled
with her throughout the devious wind
ings of stairways that day, spoiling most
of her recitations, until when she
reached the laboratory for soology, her
last lesson, so blurred was her impres
sion of her surroundings, that she cnulJ
not have distinguished between saurla
At dinner that evening she was still
preoccupied, and when her mother ques
tioned her the whole pathetic story of
the beautiful rag carpet came forth
Grandma White's anticipation; her tri
umph when It was at last finished, and
later the crisis, and the cruel conclusion.
It had not lost in the telling, for Ethel
was very much In earnest, and when she
had finished even her brother Ned was
Interested and sympathetic
"Ethel, why could not each of you
girls who take your luncheons at Grand
ma White's, sew a pound ball of carpet
for her?" suggested Aunt Margaret,
later. "It' would take but a few after
noons, and think how ppetty one could
make Just a single pound!"
"Oh, Auntie," exclaimed Ethel, bright
ening at once, "you have really solved
the difficulty. And then grandma could
have her carpet this Winter after all.
I know of IS or freshman girls who
would Just lova to do It. I'll see how
many of them I can reach by phone
At this juncture Ned spoke up from
the lesson he was preparing. "I know
as many senior chaps." said he. "who
I'm almost certain would like to be let
in on this."
Ethel demurred. "What could boy do
to help, Nad? They can t sew, you
"But there's the weaving. Mightn't we
pay for thatT We could all make fewer
presents to thankless sisters on Christmas
and help In this worthier cause. I'm
Ethel clapped her bands, and ran away
to talk It over with her friends. And at
last a meeting was arranged for the fol
lowing afternoon, at which a committee
of boys was also to make a report.
At the meeting next day each girl re
ported her tithe of rags all cut and
sorted, and the most of them had even
started the sewing. There existed quite
a friendly rivalry as to who should finish
her ball first, and as to .the prettiest,
neatest work done. The committee of
boy came later and reported the best of
luck In making their canvass. "It was
as easy as fun," Ned Morris said, as
chairman and spokesman, "and with the
exception of two dollars, which I prom
ised, it's all in the hands of the secretary
now. What wa would like to know now
I how soon the young ladies will be
"The sooner the better," spoke up Su
san Brock, "and I think a week is plenty
long enough. Besides, If wa can't do it
In that time there's always a mother or
a grandmother or an aunt "
"I mean to do every stitch of mine
myself." Interrupted Emily Fraxer reso
lutely. "And I shall do it in a week and
not slight my studies, either," which
noble example met with unqualified ap
proval and enlisted a unanimous follow
ing. "That would bring us to Hallowe'en
Saturday." Ned resumed, "and we fel
lows were saying what .a dandy scheme
It would be to put each ball In a pump
kin and leave the whole bunch on the
old lady's porch next Saturday night.'
"Oh. 'fine, fine!"
"Why, boys are ever so clever!"
The and many ilka comjiliments -war
showered upon the young men nntil they
felt Increasingly Important.
"But twenty pumpkins," some prudent
soul objected, "what in the world could
she do with twenty pumpkins?"
"Make them Into plea, for certain pastry-loving
highs." Susan sang merrily,
and the meeting broke up in such a
burst of hilarity that Susan's brother
Jack almost forgot the big box of choco
lates he had brought to pas around.
The end of the following week found
no one behind In her self-appointed task,
and upon Friday before Hallowe'en all
final arrangements for the morrow were
completed. The pumpkins were sliced off
at the top to admit the ball, the seeds
scooped out, and the covers replaced.
Money enough for the weaving of each
pound was put Into an envelope and
placed within the yellow pumpkin with
tho gray ball, and when bos and girls
finally dispersed It was with the pence of
elation that always follows gopd works.
Thinking that such good works should
win some reward besides, Mrs. Morris
extended to each of the young folks an
Invitation to an All-Hallowe'en party the
following evening, which they all ac
cepted with the utmost pleasure.
Early Saturday evening, before the ap
pointed time for the party, some three
dozen boys and girls, accompanied by
SAN FRANCISCO SPENDS WEEK OF JOY;
PORTOLA SUTCCESS; CROWDS SPEND MONEY
Young California Author Sells First Story James D. P helan Said tc Have Tenderness for Katherine Elkins.
Some of His Old Flames Recalled Little Stirring in Political World Heney
Challenges Fichert to Debate.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Oct. 23.
(Special.) San Francisco turned
Itself over to the task of making
merry this week. The Portola Festi
val, although not officially opened un
til Tuesday morning- and heralded then
by the arrival of Gaspar da Portola in
his ship, was In reality started as early
as the Saturday night before, when the
electric light display was turned on,
the banners set to fluttering and the
streets so crowded that it was hard to
make headway against the throng.
All day Sunday and Monday the In
terior people were arriving in the city
and by Tuesday morning- the city was
well Jammed. The Portola Festival, in
tended as a celebration of the thor
ough revival of the downtown business
district, has certainly been a success.
Old Residents Marvel
There are people In San Francisco
who haven't been here since the disas
ter of 1906. They have marveled at the
decorations and the like, but most of
all at the rehabilitation of the city and
its marvelous growth. That has been
Just what the merchants wanted to
show and so they have had ,no kick
Callforniana, always a restless peo
ple, like to travel when there is the
least excuse and they have not missed
the opportunity in the present In
stance. And there have been all sorts
of receptions, parades, athletic events
and the like. Warships representing
six nations of the world are swinging
at their anchors In the men-of-war's
row in the harbor and with their out
lines well-lighted up with the small
electric lights, have made a pleasing
background to the night display.
As to the celebration, there Is not
much to write about, but It has satis
fled the crowds and the crowds have
spent their money liberally. The hotels
and 'fcaes, of oourse. have done ex
tremely well all through the week and
the way the city Is Jammed up with
strangers Is Indicated by the fact that
the hotels are crowded and late arri
vals have found it necessary to take
outside rooms for the week.
Another California Fictionist.
Ban Francleoo has sent forth for the
conquest of the East many able flc
tionlsts but the past week has seen
the arrival of a newcomer. Only a
small proportion of the reading public
In. .San- JTxanolsco . la a.waxe that the
$1.50 to $20
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WE CLEAN AND FILL FOUNTAIN PENS FREE
a rriTC rrrto WATERMAN. CONKUN AND PARKER PENS OWNER WOODLARK PENS
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GOODS SENT ON APPROVAL
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Ethel's aunt Margaret, whom they called
the godmother of their plan, marched to
Grandma White's little brown house,
carrying the 20 precious pumpkins with
them. They set them on her porch In an
imposing row, and then, after ringing
the beil, scurried to the shadow of a
neighboring board fence to await results.
Grandma peered about curiously and
then, as hef eyes fell upon the pumpkins,
she began carrying them In one by one.
After her 'first few trips she evidently
discovered the unusual contents of each,
for she came tn the top of the steps
and called out quite clearly:
story entitled. "A Littla Matter of Sal
vage," In a recent issue of the Post; by
Peter B. Kyne, came from the hand of
a Californian. More surprising. It la
the first piece of fiction which the
young- writer ever sent East for th
judgment of an editor.
Ills first story, by the way, has ex
cited a great deal of local Interest en
tirely aside from Its authorship. Men
who know the waterfront say that the
principal incidents and characters are
easily Identified. It is said that with
little change, the story Is based on the
towage of the Australian collier Maria
by the steam schooner Iawua. The old
man Hickman of the story Is declared
to be Hlgglns of Hlffgins & Collins:
young Hickman Is young Carson of
Dolbeer & Carson; "Doughface John
son," another character. Is quite well
known by that name, and that Mc
Naughton. the hero of the yarn, is
Captain Tom Gunderson, of the steamer
Helen P. Drew.
Pbolan's Xew . Romance.
It Is whispered about In society that
James D. Phelan had been paying a great
deal of attention to Miss Katherine Kl
klns during his vllst to the capital. The
information is to the effect that the well
known bachelor millionaire was most as
siduously devoted to the beautiful young
woman whose romance with the Duke
d'Abruzzi has been a topio of Interna
tional Journalism durlne the past year.
Mr. Phelan has been sought by many
managing mammas, and has seemed at
times to tremble on the verge of matri
mony. Never was there a San Francisco
millionaire whom Dame Rumor has so
pe.rsistently endeavored to fit to a ro
mantic marriage. Mary Belle Gwln, be
fore she became Mrs. James Follis, was
one of the young women to whom he paid
serious attention. At one time the devo
tion of the millionaire to Miss Jennie
Blair was the chief topic of conversation
among the bavarde. but Miss Blair is still
a bachelor maiden.
No list of Phelan's experiences would be
complete which omitted mention of Mabel
Oilman, the Mills College girl, who passed
from the blaze of the footlights Into the
lurid glare of Pittsburg society by way of
a marriage with Corey, the steel magnate.
Phelan Is declared to have had a tender
ness for Mabel which died about the time
that spectacular woman gave out for pub
lication the love letters addressed to her
bv the Prince of Siam. '
By. common consent activity lit the po- j
OCTOBER 24, 1909.
Big Express Shipment Just Received
Through New York Custom House
Our Fall and Winter line of Mark Cross Celebrated London Gloves for
Ladies, Gentlemen, Youths and Children is now read-. The Gloves come
, 1 both hand-sewed and machine-stitched, in tan," white, black and gray, Lon
don's favorite this year being the tan. People who have. once worn "Cross
Gloves" will near no other make.
THEN THEY COST LESS THAN OTHER GOOD GLOVES 1.50 AND UP
TIME TO THINK ABOUT
CROSS HAND PURSES
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"I hops you are somewhere near, dear
children, because I want to thank you
all right now from the fullness of my
heart. I shall never, never part with
this carpet. I shall always keep It to
remind me of your friendship. Next
Monday you shall each have a piece of
pumpkin pie; or as many pieces as you
can eat. Good-night! and may you be
as happy as you are good!"
Then and there went unisucn a rous-
,ng cheer from the boys, that windows
flew up in every direction to discover
what witch of Hallowe'en was so early
s ma earlv
lltical campaign has been done away with
during the week Just ended, but by Mon
day afternoon the various clans will once
more be hard at work.
There Is no apparent change in the po
litical situation, although, if anything.
William Crocker, the Republican nominee
for Mayor, seems stronger. The P. H.
McCarthy hurrah started early, and he
had the advantage of the noise. Crocker,
however, Is coming to the front well. His
only chance, however, Is In a realization
that Dr. Iceland's prospects are poor. If
the people understand that It is a case of
getting behind Crocker if they don't want
the Union Labor man, it will be a good
fight. McCarthy will walk in.
Francis J. Heney was out with a chal
lenge the other day to Charles M. Flckert
for a series of joint debates. Fit-ktrt Ig
nored the challenge, and each man has
satisfied himself with going his own way
and hurling denunciations at the other
A good story anent the Flckert-Heney
fight was sprung the other day by the so
licitor of a local billboard oompany.who
had occasion to go to the various candi
dates to solicit business.
Fn-st of all, he called at the Heney
headquarters. There he was told they
would be delighted to give him some busi
ness, and told him that they wanted enor
mous cartoons which would portray Fick
ert as the friend of the Japs.
The advertising man didn't commit him
self, but asked for time, and proceeded
to the Flckert camp. There he was re
ceived with open arms.
"Of course, we will give you some busi
ness," he waa assured. "What we want
to do Is post a big cartoon on the bill
boards, showing Heney up as the chap
who helped the Chinese over the southern
boundary of the United States." i
Both offers -were quietly, but rone the
less firmly, turned down.
"Do you think I could afford to take
that kind of business." murmured the so
licitor. "Why, with either of those ohaps
in office, my company would just natural
ly be forced to the wall."
Good Roada as Memorials.
Detroit Free Press.
Do men of large means, desirous of
leaving a memorial to themselves, ap
preciate that few forms of memorial are
more permanent and confer greater bene
fits on those who come after them than
a thoroughfare constructed after, the
CROSS LUNCHEON BASKETS
MARK CROSS JETfVEL CASES
MONTHLY ACCOUNTS SOLICITED
most approved methods in road making?
If the Romans could build roads that
endure to the present day, modern con
structors ought to be able to do likewise,
and we know that a name once given
to , a, thoroughfare, w hether In the cily
or the country. i seldom changed. Borne
day rural highways will be named -with
the same care as city streets are now
named and the difficulty In finding ones
way around In the country will thereby
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now is their chance, while the good roads
movemeut Is gaing Impetus.
ELECTRICITY HARDENS ORE
Iron Quifkly Turned to Stty-l 1
Xew Gentian Process.
BBRLIN. Oct: 23 (Special.) German
iron and steel manufacturers are excited
over the successful solution of the prob
lem of making steel directly from iron
ores by electricity.
This has occurred at Dommeldingen, in
the Duchy of Luxemburg, where an elec
trical furnace has been producing steel
for a short time. Although the ores used
are low grade, and contain a consider
able percentage of phOHphorus. the fur
nace yielded a steel fully equal to the
best grade made from a Swedish ore.
The success of this invention Is expected
to have a very far-reaching result.
The electrical furnace used at Dommel
dingen is the invention of two German
engineers, named Ruechling and Boden
hauser, and it is produced by one of the
great electrical rompanles of Berlin,
which has organized a special company
for exploiting It.
PORTLAND, Oct. 2!. (To the Editor )
Several communication hav apueared re
cently In The OreKOnlan In favor of vac
cination and one of thee cloi-eil witB tn
remark: "It would be Interesting to hear
an opponent of the remedy, explain the
Sitiai'.ixjx Is a filth rtliease. end when w
conalder how .people In the llh century
disobeyed every- law (of health aa well a
rearin the effect of fresh air. especially
"nlg-ht air' we need not wonrter tlial they
often uffere.l from cholera, plague, blacli-
death and smallpox.
Ketrardlna- vaccination being harmless
. i t,e neoderi than to
he employes of our stores and workshops
of Portland, ana an.vnw win ....... .-
vlnred of Us evil results. One young wo
man said to me: -I will not he vaccinated
again. I would rather hve the smallpox.
I was aick for three months after they
vaccinated me." One young man told me:
"I almost "lost my arm from vaccination.
Another young woman said. 'It did not
take on me. but It made me dreadfully
sick." Another young woman remarked: 1
was so strong that they had to vaccinate
me six time before It took, and then It
almost took me. That was ten years ago
and I have not been well. inee."
Ask the children of the poor and their
parents whether they have known many
sore arms from vaccination, and they will
tell von Ihev hava known of many healthy
children having been made sick by vaccln
atltn. Little will bs learned by asking
those who are directly or Indirectly bene
fitted by the sickness of their fellow-men.
Those who Uv on the disease and death
of humanltv. are often slow to do or say
anything that may reduce their Ineome
The wealthy and those familiar with the
Tricks of the trade, ran have their children
vaccinated with sweet cream mucilage or
carefull'- boiled ivorv points.
ljMt Mondays Oregoniaa said i-Ttie Army
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Fhone No. Books
v Cases Fitted
$5 to $75
surgeons vacclnaled about .r.0fl,ooo reses
In the Philippines and out of that number
not one died, and there was but one bd
arm. In no single instance known was
smallpox contracted and there were certainly
no dnaihs from the disease' Ihise ate
strong statements, but, to prove how Incor
rect thev are. one need but ask the soldiers
who we're In the Philippines at the time
how vaccination effected them, and al'O
read the HurgHon-Oeneral's reports of the
American Army In the Philippines, giving
smallpox records as follows: -During 1R:'
JH01, tliore were 2114 deaths out of cses
of smallpox all re-vacilnared several times.
This mortality of S7 per i-ent Is double the
death rate from smallpox In the middle of
the ISth oentury before vacclnattcn was dis
covered Army hospital reports for 1800-01
show 10.9T8 picked Army men were dis
abled by vaccination." What sort of men
hsve we In control of our Army who will
continue vaoeln.lion after such statleilcs as
thle prove It to be a fraud and a crlme7
When vaccination was compulsory In Eng
land, the RoglMrar-Oeneral'e reports hoed
200 children killed annually In London alone,
by vaccination. The English Royal Com
mission of Inquiry in JSSU found vaccina
tion utterly worthless as a preventative
against smallpox, and dangerous to the
health of the people as It was possible tn
convey nhllls by vaccination rt was also
found out that the percentage of case of
vaccinated mallpnx patients to the total
admissions In thu London nallpox Hcspllxl,
bed progressively increased with the popula
tion. In 12 It was US per cent, and In
XSH-11. 10(1 per cent. or. all the rases
had been vacclnaled. In 18'JS England re
pealed the compulsory vaccination laws
NON-FAITH JN NAZARENE
Faith Healing Contrasted AVith Or
thodox Church Belief.
PORTUXD. Oct. 0 (To the Editor.)
Having read Bishop Scaddlngs remark on
Faith Healers," "Mental Healers" and th
doctors, as published In last Monday s
Oregonian. I wish to write on the subject
of healing and the church.
It. seems so strange to me that big men
In the church, who claim to be true fol
lower of Jesu. their great teacher and
example, men who make a pecial study of
hi life, teachings and works, cannot e
that the predominating work of Jesus with
humanity was healing the mental and phys
ically sick. Why cannot these men see that
Jesuit taught right along, that mind, faith
and right thinking ara greater healing
power than material druga? Why did not
Bishop Scaddlng' teacher and example.
Jesus, advise his followers and hearers to
select a trained physician and then stick te
Him through thick and thin? Why did he
never discourse on the virtue and healing
power of drugs? On the contrary, he a:d
more on the healing power of faith than he
did upon any other phase of truth, or re
ligion, to discourse upon the great power
of Ood. the efficacy of prayer and faith and
then when a thing like aicknes comes into
the human experience, these orthodox
preachers show "common" sense and run to
the doctor for material remedies, rather
than to do as their great teacher, .leans,
who had "uncommon aense." urged them to
do. The indwelling Christ in men today Is
the seme Christ (Logo) that was In Jesus,
and this U the "uncommon sense" In every
one of us. that Is more powerful to heal
than any drug.
The trouble or disease In orthodoxy is
nonfalth In this V"hrlt, a compared with
their faith In drugs. Its teacher know
they cannot do the works that Jesus did.
and the best way to excuse themselves and
their lack, is to nght the healers who have
the faith and understanding. Orthodoxy Is
trembling with nervous prostration ami ap
proaching collapse. It Is blinded with the
hvpnotlem of ancient men's Inspiration and
Interpretations, not knowing that modern
brains and minds are capable of greater
light, and purer Interpretations.
Ths weaknes of orthodoxy Is that It
deals too much with a future hejl and
heaven. "What people need today ' La de
liverance from the present hell of creed,
disease. nd poverty, and the bringing of
heaven Into the life thst now Is. R. J. a
The life of an elght-lnch sua Is about