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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1915)
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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1915.
BEAUTIFUL NEW CANNA LILY IS
"You Can Do Better for
Less on Third Street"
Special arrangements with the
A B Stove Company enable us
to allow $5 for your old low-oven
gas stove, on any high-closet
ranee you may select. We do
.NAMED THE "CITY OF PORTLAND'
This Is the Gas Range That Is Now
Being Used in Over 5000
, Portland Homes
Jj Antoine Wintzer, Famous Hybridizer of West Grove, Pa., Meets J. A. Currey, of City Beautifur Committee and
Donates Plants for City Park Flower Believed Admirably Adapted to Portland Climate.
not lose by making this remark
able offer, but the B Stove
Company makes the sacrifice.- j
&9C J 3p j i
Terms as Low as
The Finest Gas Range Ever Built
The A-B Sanitary Consumes ;
Twenty-Five Per Cent Less Gas
Than Any Other Gas RangeMade
You 11 Like
the A-B Sanitary
for it is the beat gas range in existence today.
Think of the advantages no coal or wood to carry
in no ashes to carry out no hot kitchen no
smoke, soot or grime Just a steady flame where
you want it. and as Ions; as you want it perfect
cooking and baking every time. 'Very convenient
and decidedly economical.
Just for Comparison
The A-B Sanitary possesses improved features
which will not be found on other ranges. Here are
a few for comparison: White porcelain burner box.
aluminum broilers and rustproof ovens, white
porcelain clean-out trays, black enameled body,
sanitary leg base, white tile linings and automata
lighter which requires no matches. Featurs which
niaki the A-B superior to all others. -
Why It Is Superior to Others
The A-B Sanitary possesses many advantages,
among which wo briefly mention the following: It
burns more air and requires less gas than many
others burns with a hot blue flame. Burners are
instantly removable. Body of gas range is of en
ameled steel. Ovens are quadrupled lined, holding
the heat intac. The ovens are rustproof they
have glass doors and every part can be taken out
end eaned like a dish. .
Trade in Your Old Gas Range
and Get an A-B Sanitary
If you have an old gas rangeWhich has been un
satisfactory, a low or high-oven'style of any make,
we will take it in and allow you $5 on the purchase
of any high-closet A-B Sanitary Range.
to Show Youj
A recent shipment of two
solid cars of A-B Sanitary Gap J
Ranges, containing all the new
1915 models, are here ready for
vour inspection. Sizes suitable
for any space and attractivi
new designs that will thor
ornrhlv i.lease you. This new
shipment makes the showing;
of A-B Sanitary Gas Ranges by
far the most complete we have
ever been able to offer.
See tht Net White Tile Model
iVa a ' a. it Jd h-laz
You A. re In
vited to Open
Come in and let us explain to
you the many unequaled fea
tures of our "Dignified-Credit"
plan the plan which makes it
possible for you to own one of
these - wonderful A-B Sanitary
Gas Ranges and to pay for it
on easy weekly or monthly, in
stallments. The most liberal
credit plan "that was ever de
.vised. . .- . T
Trade in Your Old Cos Range
The Greatest Values
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renters with floral or scroll
borders. f2.S quality, pair
3.5 BOX FEW ME.
Arabian Color Bon F e m m e
Lace Curtains, extra heavy
designs. 60 inches wide, 2',j
yards long. Special, each
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$4.!5 quality, the pair $2.! 5
15-S5.50 quality, pair
J7-?6.;u quality, pair $3.95
30 Days Free Trial
Guaranteed 20 Years
80c Printed Linoleums .. $1.50 Inlaid Linoleums
A number of excellent patterns or
Printed Linoleums; some of the.
best designs we have ever shown.
Patterns suitaoie ior
any-purpose, laid on
your floor at only, the
A' aualitv unequaled at the price.
K x c e 1 1 e nt new inlaid patterns
which have not been shown before.
-with the pattern (p 1 IT
riT- through to the back. I I
1 - Special price, laid on T I I I
your floor, the yard.. A A
$ CO Worth of Furniture $ S.00 Cash 81.00. Wee
$ 75 Worth of Furniture $ 7.50 Cash 51-50 Week
$100 Worth of Furniture $10.00 Cash $2.00 Week
$125 Worth of Furniture $12.60 Cash $2.25 Week
$150 Worth of Furniture 515.00 Cash $2.50 Week
$200 Worth of. Furniture $20.00 Cash $3.00 Week
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line A-B Sanitary "Self-Starter" Requires No Matches Price From $15.75 to $175.50
s" B fronrtAND has again been honored I II' ,.
i.ji, 1111 1.1 iiwiuwi B bv having named for it a king of II ' ? i.:..;!.f
11 at . sas
Now Comes the
of the Year
Quartered Oak Pedestal
45 and 48-Inch Tops
Values From $26.50 to $31.50
Choice Six Patterns
This is by far the best assortment of
Quartered Oak Dining Tables we have
ever offered at one price. The assort
ment consists of both 45 and 4S-inch
Hound Pedestal Dining Tables, with
ooth plank and regular tops; massive
?edestals and excellent construction,
our choice of any of the six designs,
which range in price from $26.5 to
fSl.50, at the unusual special price
mentioned above. '
DAHLIAS PROVIDE BLOOM
FOR TARDY GARDENERS
Super-Abundance of Flowers Provided for Summer and Fall for Those
Who Failed to Plant Roses Last Year Walter Seaberg Tells Care.
BY WALTER SKABKRG.
I Li WACO. Wash.. April 10. (Special.)
Great opportunities are offered by
the dahlia to those who neglected to
plant roses last Fall or this Spring
and still want a super-abundance of
flowers for Summer and Fall. With the
many new and wonderful color crea
tions and tyres of this flower, which
feave ben developed, some of which
have even a slight fragrance, the
dahlia is becoming worthy of even
more than usual recognition.
While new ground for dahlia plant
ing is best prepared In Fall or early
Spring, still fine results can be had
with ground put In shape just before
planting. In fact dahlias will grow
and do fairly well under the most ad
verse conditions and even without irri
gation. Many commercial growers
never irrigate at all and still grow
dahlias Tor tut nower purposes.
Any soil or conditions that will
prow good i.-getables also will grow
good dahlias. However, the flowers
respond readily to Judicious care, such
as the addition of fertlliier. the keep-,
tng of the top soil loose, disbudding,
removing of part of growth and the
picking of fading flowers. All these
things tend to add to the size of the
flowers and the prolificness of the
Dahlias will do best in a light soil
well fertilized. However, a heavy clay
soil may be made suitable for them
by lightening it with the addition of
sand or coal ashes (not wood). The
addition of slacked lime will also
lighten a heavy soil and make it suit
able for the flowers.
Many people secure fine results with
the flowers by only preparing the
small space two feet square where the
dahlias are planted. This is spaded
deeply, from 18 to 2 inches, and about
one-fourth of well rotted stable fer
tilizer or two quarts of fine bone meal
added. The latter should be mixed well
with the soil.
If new ground is' still to be broken
for the plants, it is best, while the soil
is being prepared, to cover the tubers
with about an inch or two of earth in
some available spot outdoors and keep
them moist. By this means the bed
may be respaded several times, before
the dahlia tuber is permanently plant
ed: It also enables the gardener to
make certain that th"tuber will grow
before it is ' permanently planted,
thereby avoiding a barren place la the
garden where, for some reason, a dry
tuber did' not respond.
I am finding it much more satisfac
tory not to plant the dahlias per
manently before I know they are alive.
I cover them lightly for about two or
three weeks and then if they have be
srun to arrow, clant them permanently.
If a tuber does not show signs of life
in four weeks, after April i,- anotner
should be secured.
Most dahlias -make moro growth
than they can bring to perfection or
bloom. Consequently it Is best to re
move part of the growth. Many flor
ists pinch off the center of the dahlia
shoot after it has put forth two sets of
leaves, leaving the leaves but severing
the main stem.
Personally I prefer to permit the
main Ftem to grow and sever some of
the side branches. I remove two of the
side branches from each side, if the
plant be of the long Jointed variety,
and three or four from each side, if a
short jointed. The branches left I
also trim in a Bimilar manner. By this
means flowers may be secured fully
two weeks earlier than by the old
method of removing the main .stem.
Besides the first flower on the main
stein will be one of the most wonder-"
ful of the whole season.
Most dahlia buds grow in clusters of
three. For the finest flowers the two
side buds should be removed, leaving
only the center one to grow.
Generally the cutting of dahlias is
advised early in the morning. This,
however, is a mistake. The largest
dahlia grower in the world advises to
cut after sunset. This, he says, is the
best time and cutting in early morn
ing second best.
Whenever ' dahlias are cut the
flowers should be kept la a cool dark1
room for at least 12 hours, the stems
submerged in cold salt water, using
one-half ounce of salt to each quart of
water. All Duds should also be re
moved. Thus treated the flowers when
brought to the light will keep much
Some varieties of dahlias are not
good cut flowers and some, it is said
will keep three weeks. Consequently
it is well to ascertain the keeping
merits of each variety and thus not be
SINGER DONE WITH WOMEN
Billy Sunday's Choir Loader Busy
JPaying Heart Balm Touch.
CHICAGO. April 3. "I am through
with tne women.
Homer Rodeheaver, Billy Sunday's
associate and choir leader, reached
Chicago a few days ago with this ut
terance on his lips when pressed for
word of Miss Georgia Jay, the young
woman the evangelist spurned at an
alleged cost of $20,000 as a breach-of-promise
"Do a favor to the girl, myself and
Christianity by not mentioning the
affair." he said, and then sealed his
lips to further questioning. Whether
he has paid all or a half or a quarter
or a tenth of the stipulated amount
will probably never' be told by the
sweet singer of Sunday's, but reas
suring words issue from the girl's
lawyer. Cyrus Heren, who says Mr.
Rodeheaver can present a clean bill
of dues, and that while various out
standing obligations still remain from
the settlement, he was allowed none
to pass overtime,'
DonTCAND has again been honored
bv having named for it a king of
the flower world. Antoine Wintzer,
flie great hybridizer of jcanoas, has
selected from his 'big .Pennsylvania
garden one of the choicest of his chil
dren and namei it "City of .Portland."
This new crown for Portland is a re
sult of the City Beautiful Committee
work and individually ot J. A.' currey,
of that committee, who last - Fall
visited Mr. Wintzer at his big canna
farm at West Grove, Pa.
When in Philadelphia last Fall, Mr.
Currey - had occasion to visit Robert
Pyle, -vice-president of the American
Hose Societj'. who has just consented
at great personal sacrice to establish
at ArliiTeton. across from .Washington
a great--. National" rose -garden. The
conversation between Mr. Pyle and Mr.
Currey naturally turned to hybridiza
tion of -plants, and Mr. Currey ex
plained' some of. the works ' of v Father
Schoener, the village priest of Brooks,
Big: Canna. Farm Amases.
While primarily a rosarian, .Mr. Pyle
is greatly interested' in. all phases of
hybridization, and, knowing Mr. Wintzer
he invited Mr. Currey. to visit the great
canna creator. The visit to his place
is best described in Mr.' Curreys own
"I was truly amazed afc. the great
work accomplished by Mr. Wintzer,
who. though now an elderly man, is
really .wonderful. He has advanced the
canna from an obscure plant to -what
I think is the king of bedding plants.
It was a most gorgeous sight to look
over a 20-acre neld and see thousands
and thousands, of wonderful blooms
varying from brilliant scarlet and
flashing' yellows to the pale shades of
the orchids.. I explained to Mr. Wintzer
that canna culture, had not been ex
tensively followed in Portland,, pos
sibly on account of the cool nights,
and he replied that he had a canna
yet unnamed that would suit this
climate." '. ' . -
During the visit Mr.' Wintzler ex-
plained to Air. Currey many phases of
canna culture and showed to him many
of his plant children. When plans for
beautifying Portland were being dis
cussed, Mr, Currey Invited Mr. Pyle
to prepare an. article on cannas. This
request was imparted to Mr. -Wintzer
and the entire City Beautiful movement
explained to him. Upon hearing of
these ambitious plans. Mr. wintzer
said, "Such ' a movement should be en-
couraged. and as a starter I will nam
my new canna. "City of Portland" and
tilt's the canna was so namil.
Mr. Currev says: "hroni what Mr.
Wintzer told nic of th.s rsnna. I be
lieve It is especially- HdilM to Port
land cliinatf. for it was dolus well and
blooming most liMncKonioiy durini? tae
cool October da in Pennsylvania. The
Citv of Portland canna hn.l tw notable
parents, being an offsprlnir of the Mr.
Alfred F. Conard and enus, two of
the most notable pink cannas. The
result of the crossing is a blending .of
colors charming to behold. The habit
of the plant is erect and sturdy, and the
beautiful, glowing pink flowers are pro
duced 1u profusion on strong erect
City of Portland Karly Bloomer..
Mr. Wintzer In a letter to Mr. Cur
"This; Is one of my llryst children
and I hope Portland will not only adopt
It. but give It their most tender car.
It will, I believe suit vour remarkable
climate. My experiments show It to ba
cn earlv and contitmons blocmcr,
blooming fretslv in hot or cool weather.
The foliage is an attraotive green,
thick and leathery in substance. One
of Its notable qualities is the stately,
uniform growth of the plant. I have
been 'more-than pleased with the uni
versal approval this plant received fast
year from canna experts who-saw It
as you did at my place, and many of
them declared It to be Ibn finest all
around pink canna yet produced, and
it has received such a verdict, and your
City Beautiful work Is so bread and .
extensive, my canna, I feel will be hon
ored by -the name ' of a city which -undertakes
such a great work of en
deavoring to make a city beautiful. My
fond wish Is that your park department
will have a bed of these carinas so that
your citizens will know this plant. I
am frank to say that I arrr-prpud of It
and after your citizens, become ac
quainted with the plant child of mlns
I feel they wilphave the same pride
in it that I have.',' " '
HIGHER, BROADER VIEW
OF LIFE IS ADVOCATED
Barbara Boyd Urges Introspection to See Whether We Are Making Heaven
, or Hell as We Travel Life's Pathway.
A feODERN' 'writer in describing
his ' sensations when viewing
a London street from the top
of a bus the crowds swinging by,
some walking, some riding, some with
faces strained. Worried, ' perplexed,
others with count
enances happy, se
rene; all about
them the things
these people wear
or eat or drink
wine, ' meat, fruit,
clothes says that
he seems to be see
ing "the great
highroads of the
soul reaching off.
and heaven and brll
The usual meaning of the things of
everyday life dropped away from him.
He seemed to be seeing life against
the background of eternity.
Might it not be helpful for us all to
try to get this vision for a brief -moment?
Could we do so. it might help
us to see the things of our everyoay
living in their true -relation. The affairs
that seem so important but which in
reality are trifles would drop into their
right places. Those to which we give
little heed but which are really bifi
would come up to the position where
For is it not true tnat on tnese nign.
roads, of the soul and they are - all
about' us running out in all directions
and one of them we are traveling that
on these highroads then, heaven and
hell are sweeping by. And cannot we
see them a this writer saw them, in
the faces of' the travelers on these
highroads? tfor, after all. what are
heaven and hell hut state of conscious
ness of our own making? How could
a burning lake of fire inflict suffer
ing equal, to the never-ending torture
of remorse or to the anguish that
comes to a man when he realizes what
be is and what life Is, and sees in
the light of this knowledge what
wrecks he has made
If we will think for ourselves for
a moment, I believe we will agree with
this writer that heaven, and hell are
sweeping by us, that we see them in
the lives of others and others see there
in us. They are not definite places to
which we shall go In some far-off fu
ture, but as the Great Master said of
heaven. "It is within." We are mak
ing it, carrying it about with us, liv
ing in it, as the nautilus makes his
shell. And our face, our body, this so
called material expression of ourselves,
shows which we are making.
If then we are making heaven or
hell as we travel, if we bear the brand
of what we are manufacturing upon
us. why not get this comic vision if
possible, why not study ourselves to
see which it is we are busy at. and
then by the results we glean, deter
mine our future course?
Cannot the highroads of the soul be
happy, sunny paths through upland
meadows traveled in peace and seren
ity, if we realize that the universe and
ourselves are sustained by the one
great power that created all. that 'we,
are an 'expression of this power and
at one with it? If we rest upon this,
the trivial things of lire take thnlr . .
proper place. We know them for what
they are. They have no power ' to
trouble our peace. If we Tiave to taka
a cotton dress Instead of silk, s If we
cannot have the vacation we want, our -face'
does not grow fretful, our life .
out of tune. .We do not worry or grow
envious. Wo do not lay the foundation
of our hell. If some loved one-cruelly
wounds or some great disaster comes,
we do not see life as centered abottt '
these and in consequence a wreck. Put
we see that great highroad of the
soul stretching on through eternity. If
these misfortunes seem to he disastrous
we see It Is because we have not yet
the true Idea of life, the big vision.
And we try to ace more clearly thnt
we may possess the truth, see far
down the vista of the never-ending
and take in to the full the significance
To some it will perhaps seem purely
visionary and useless to try to get for
ourselves the vision this writer hug
given of the highroads of the soul
and of heaven and hell sweeping by.
But visions at times are necessary if
we want to live life truly. They clarify
the mental and spiritual atmosphere.
And - if we will try to lift ourselves
for a brief moment above the common
place things of the day, see life as a
highroad of the soul, see whither it Is
leading, see ourselves traveling upon
It against a background of eternity.
I believe we will get such an uplift of
the spirit, such a comprehension ot
life as a whole, as will enable us to
live more joyously and harmoniously.
Vancouver Boys Born Enstrr Day.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Apll 10. (Spe
cial.) Charles W. Hall and Roy C.
Sugg, both attorneys In this city, are
being congratulated upon becoming
fathers of sons Kaater morning. Rev.
and Mrs. J. R. Male)- had a daughter
and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Woblert
son Easter Monday,