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The Spokane woman. (Spokane, Wash.) 1921-1935, September 23, 1926, Image 10

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Cruising the Mediterranean
The morning after our arrival in the
bay of Funchal we were again con
veyed to the quay in the small motor
tenders and this time chose an oxen
drawn “carro” as our taxi to take us
to the railway station. This convey
ance was a combination of old-fash
joned carriage with fluttering ging
ham curtains and a sled with wooden
runners. A man running along the
side holding the reins and shouting to
the oxen, and two little boys formed
the crew. One of the little tattered
waifs carried a greased rag which he
laid under the runners from time to
time to lessen the friction, and the
other ran ahead of the oxen with a
long stick to exhort the plodding ani
mals to quite a respectable speed. We
wound up the steep hills through nar
row streets bordered by red tile-roofed
plaster or stucco houses, whitewashed
or painted lime green, pink, lavender,
or blue, with front doors opening di
rectly upon the street. In one place
the wrought iron railing of the bal
cony of a light cream colored house
was covered with a mass of scarlet
bougainvillea for which a background
was formed at the turn of the street
by a lavender stucco house with a pic
turesque doorway.
At the railway station slanting cog
way cars were taken for the ascent to
Terriero da Lucta. The little engines
puffed and pushed so long and so hard
that we felt sorry for them. From
the car, we looked down upon one
neatly terraced garden after another
with its tidy little house facing the
sea. Each house had a different and
more delightful chimney than the last.
One could write a book on chimneys
of Madeira. Beautiful little children
ran up the steep incline beside the
open cars throwing flowers to us in
the hope of having a few pesetas
thrown back to them. All of Fun
chal was a luxuriant garden. Fresh
green of grass and trees and a profu
gion of very fragrant and perfect
flowers; camillias, roses, huge sweet
violets, calla lilies, and brilliant bou-
Mrs. Lenota B, Simpkins, who has
been president of the Washington Hu
mane Education and Anti-Vivisection
Society from its inception, has gone
as a delegate from this society to the
International Conference for the In
vestigation of Viv'section, of which
conference she is a vice president.
The International Anti-Vivisection
and Animal Protection Congress will
be held at the Benjamin Franklin Ho
tel in Philadelphia, October 17 to 20,
under the auspices of the American
Anti-Vivisection Society of Philadel-
gainvillea everywhere. At the top of
the mountain, we had the little bay
and the whole wide Atlantic laid out
before us. We strained our eyes to
see something beyond the island, but
the sky and the water merged in a
blue-gray fog so that we could not dis
tinguish where one ended and the
other began.
The descent was to be more thrill
ing than the jerky cog-railway ride.
A path very carefully paved with tiny
pebbles set by hand, wound down
through the carefully kept scrub pine
forest and between the high walls
surrounding the gardens and huts, on
down to the shops. Wicker sledges
consisting of a wicker chair for two
or three with foot room in front, all
mounted on wooden runners, were the
conveyances for the ride. A man ran
along beside each sledge to steer it
safely around the corners and to regu
late the speed. The cool, fresh air
blew past us and the rate at which
we took some of the curves kept eve
ryone alert. As we passed we saw
women in dooryards or on knolls, and
girls in convent gardens sitting in the
sun, embroidering to make the fine
work for which the island is so fa
At the end of the roller-coaster-like
ride, after generous tips had been
given to the now panting runners, we
were taken by automobile to Reid’'s
Palace Hotel for luncheon. It chanced
that Irving Berlin and his bride
were there at the time and some of
our fellow-cruisers had seen them din
ing there the night before, so we were
all on the look-out, but were disap
pointed. An automobile ride over a
wonderfully engineered pebble-paved
highway gave us marvelous views of
the sea and the country about Fun
In the two or three hours remaining
before returning to the boat for tea,
everyone shopped frantically thinking
he or she was driving great bargains,
only to discover next day that some
one else had the identical lunch cloth
for five dollars less. The cruise man
agement recommended certain shops
phia. On October 19, the International
Conference for the Investigation of
Vivisection will be the guest of the
congress, with a business meeting at
10 o'clock, a luncheon and a visit to
the Sesqui-Centennial in the afternoon.
Mrs. Simpkins will speak before the
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
on October 14 at Tremont Temple,
Boston. She will be also the guest of
various Anti-Vivisection societies on
her way east. The Illinois Anti-Vivi
section Society, whose headquarters
are in Chicago, is a daughter society
of the Washington Humane Education
and Anti-Vivisection Society, and the
Anti-Vivisection Society of Portland,
Oregon, is an offspring of the Wash
ington society.
The Ibsen Club will go to Mont
vale Farm, on the Little Spokane, to
morrow, where Mrs. A. L. White will
be hostess. The club is reading a
series of modern plays, each hostess
making her own selection.
The Questers Club will open its
year's program with a 1 o’clock lunch
eon tomorrow at the home of Mrs. J.
M. Gunning, 8927 Adams street. Mrs.
E. J. Peterson will preside.
Mrs. W. C. Hawes will read the
Pulitzer prize play, “Craig’'s Wife.”
Mrs. W. O. Wisner will have “Criti
cism,” and Mrs. William B. Wright
will be club critic for the day.
Mrs. Dewitt Fisher entertained the
Current Events Club at its first regu
lar meeting of the fall on Tuesday, at
her home, 82325 Jefferson.
which were considered more or less
reliable and also suggested the kind
of thing one should buy as character
istic of the country. The little shops
around the main square were hum
ming with business as the travelers
tried to pick out the best linens and
do a canny bit of dickering with the
excitable shop-keeper. The less ex
perienced and less discerning bought
“real linen” which had passed the
moisture absorbing test right before
their eyes, and later had all the joy
of possession taken away when on
closer examination the handkerchiefs
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Thursday, September 23, 1926
proved to be made of cotton. But it
was too late then because the ship
was on its way and shop-keepers of
other nationalities were lying in wait
for the inveterate shoppers.
We had only a flash of the beauty
of Madeira, but it was enough to make
most of us anxious to go back again
to stay long enough to absorb its
charm. The clear balmy air, the gor
geous vegetation, the picturesque neat
ness of huts and walled gardens, the
apparently untiring energy of a poor
people, all entered into the magic
which is Madeira.

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