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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 23,. 1906.
Woman's Season in Opera
Rachel Crother Scores Triumph as Playwright, Alia Nazemora as Actress
NEW YORK, Dec. 17. (Special Corres
pondence.) This is a great woman's
season. To say nothing of the
triumph of Rachel Crother the play-wrig-ht
who furnished Carlotta Nill
son with a charming- play, there,
19 " Alia Naztmova, the Russian
actress whose success In New York has
been nothing short of sensational. Be
sides these and many others in the dra
matic and operetlc world there are sev
eral interesting pianists due in America
during the month. Among these are
Katherine Goodson an English pianist,
Gertrude Peppercorn, an English pian
ist, and Germalne Schnltzer, a French
pianist, a pupil of Pugno, who made her
American debut In Boston on Thursday,
and who plays in Xew York for the first
time Tuesday afternoon. Miss Goodson
is a Leschetiszky pupil, who will come as
the guest of the Boston Symphony Or
chestra, at the suggestion of Arthur
Nlktsch. Miss Goodson is a well-known
figure in London where she played four
times in her first season at St. James
Hall. She has also played in Berlin with
the great orchestras and succeeded In
interesting Nikisch in her talent. Miss
Goodson will play a very limited numbeer
of engagements principally as soloist with
the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Miss
Peppercorn played in America about two
years ago with marked success. She was
quite a furore In society, she bearing
some letters to people of prominence. It
is said that Miss Peppercorn has Just
been married prior to leaving for a tour
through Holland, after which she will
sail immediately for America. Up to the
present time there have been singularly
few piano recitals, this field having been
divided only between Rosenthal Saint
Saens and Lhevinne, with here and there
a straggler. No doubt they will be here
later in the season, but as yet the pian
ists have either been In the interior, as
was the case with Gabrilowitsch, or they
have not cared to Invite comparisons.
Again speaking of the presence of the
fair sex in the musical field one cannot
overlook the Olive Mead Quartet, which
organization has Just returned from a
transcontinental tour laden with the most
remarkable batch of press notices ever
accorded any artists in this country. But
they deserve it. Because their artistic
alms are the very highest and each mem
ber of the quartet is a thoroughly con
scientious, thoroughly musical and ex
tremely Intelligent woman. Of Miss
Mead's equipments' there is no need to
speak, as she is recognized as an artist
of the first rank, and the others are fit
companions in her alms. The quartet
includes Olive Mead, Elizabeth Houghton,
Gladys North and Lillian Littlehales. The
first programme will Include the Hadyn
Quartet In C Major, the Mozart Trio in
E Flat for Violin, "Viola and Cello, and
the Schumann A Major -Quartet. This
will occur at Mendelssohn Hall December
20. At the January concert they will
have the assistance of Arthur Foote in
his own quintet for piano and strings.
Social and musical circles are manifest
ing considerable excitement over the fact
that lime Gadski has been engaged at
the Metropolitan House. This is a great
triumph to that artist, because It was
an open secret that she and Impressario
Conried were at swords' points, and, not
withstanding the great demand on the
part of the public to have her among the
Conried forces, he was adamant on the
subject. "It is an 111 Wind, etc.," and
the truth of the situation is here. Con
ried had signed contracts with Mme.
Ternlna and Berta Morena, both strong
features for the Wagnerian roles. Mme.
Fleischner-Edel is all right in. her way,
but she Is not of the caliber of a Ternina
or a Nordica, and there was nothing else
available for Conried, who was placed
where he had to have some one Instantly,
and it had to be Gadski.
Here Is the rest of the story a great
Will Celebrate Golden Wedding on
ON Tuesday, New Year's, In Portland,
will occur an event, happy but rare
In the life of a community, a
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Bruce, in their
home at 148 East Sixteenth street, will
celebrate the 60th anniversary of ' their
Such events as these are interesting to
the young Inasmuch as they exemplify
the possibility of a lifetime of marital
happiness: and interesting to the old as
they mark the passage of a half century,
in this instance a half century momen
tous in the life of the nation.
On January 1. 1857, in St. Louis, Mo.,
Mrs. Bruce, then Antoinette LeFaivre,
the beautiful daughter of an old French
community, was led to the altar by the
son of a Southern planter. In the lives
of her father and mother, Antolne and
Felagie Prlmeau LaFaivre we are taken
back another period of more than fifty
years, tHe days of Napoleon the Great
1 and Washington, back into the ISth cen
tury, when the LeFalvres and a few other
French families settled on the west bank
of the Mississippi where now stands the
great city of St. Louis, and retained to
their dying days the customs and lan
guage of their native land.
Twelve children were born to the happy
couple, one of whom died in Infancy.
Eleven are alive and well. They are:
Miss Antoinette V. Bruce, a well-known
pianist, now In Milan, Italy, taking an
advanced course in music; Mrs. M. B.
Wells, 410 East Twenty-first street north,
Portland; Miss Nellie Bruce, Miss Made
line Bruce, Miss Marie Bruce, and Miss
Louise Bruce, at home with their par
ents; Mr. Wallace J. Bruce, a mining
man of Tonopah, Nev. ; W. L. Bruce, a
prominent civil engineer of South Da
kota; E. A. Bruce, a business man of
Yankton, S. D.; James E. Bruce, Jr., a
merchant of Boise, Idaho; and Louis P.
Bruce, manager of the Aeolian Depart
ment of the Eilers Piano House In this
Shortly after their wedding Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce made their home In Keokuk,
la. Living there a number of years,
they moved to Yankton, S. D. in 1S78.
They came to Oregon In 1890, and since
that time have been riving in Portland.
Mr. Bruce was born in 1822 In Sum
ner County, Tennessee, near the "Hermi
tage," the home of President Andrew
Jackson. His father was an Intimate
friend of President Jackson, and Mr.
Bruce has quite a distinct recollection--although
he was but 7 years old of the
President himself. He has a more lively
rememberance, however, of the awe-inspiring,
old-fashioned carriage with a
huge leather boot behind for luggage, in
which President Jackson frequently drove
up to his father's home.
Mr. Bruce is full of reminiscences of the
old slave days In the South.
"Did I ever own a slave?' he said in
answer to a question. "Everybody had
a nigger then. My grandfather had a lot;
my father-had five; but I only had one."
"Poor old Susie," he continued mus
ingly, "she was 90 years old when she
died. She was a wedding present to my
father from his father."
"She was seven years old then, and
one of my father's most valuable assets.
When she was older and stronger she
would have brought a thousand, but In
real worth she exceeded Rockefeller's
"When my father moved to Illinois
he couldn't take his slaves there Susie,
with the others, had to be sold.
"She had been promised, should such
a thing happen, that she could pick her
own buyer, and that she wouldn't be sold
many have asked why Nordica could
not have filled the gap, and indeed
there were rumors that the choice had
fallen upon her, but Nordica has signed
with the organization known as the
San Carlo Opera Company, as co-star
with Alice Nielsen, now playing In New
Orleans. Nordica sailed for Europe
to fill some engagements In London, and
when she arrived there she was so se
verely indisposed with influenza that
Bhe was compelled to sail for America
again without having appeared on the
other side. She might have saved her
money and her strength. It is said
that she will have one or two appear
ances In the part of Isolde before she
leaves for the South, because tnls is
her principal role, and it is not In
Madame GadsHl's repertoire nor In that
of Madame Fleischner-Edel. Madame
Nordica will give a recital n Carnegie
Hall January 8. when she will have the
assistance of the Philharmonic Orches
tra, under Safonoff. By the way, this
Is the first time that this organization
will have lent Itself for any purpose
whatsoever. During Its 65 years, the
boast of the Bhilharmonic is that it
never appears In the role of ' assist
At the close of the performance of
"Lucia," at the Metropolitan, on Wed
nesday night, after Madame SembrHh's
brilliant and remarkable performance
of the "mad scene," Messrs. Rothmeyer
and Stechert, two members of the or
chestra, accompanied her as she was
called before the curtain. They carried
one immense bouquet of American
Beauty roses and another of white
chrysanthemums, and a large album
containing a dedication to Madame
Sembrlch, a photograph of the San
Francisco City Hall and an apprecia
tion signed by all the members of the
orchestra. Mr. Rothmeyer, who made
the presentation, did It In the following
language: "The members of the or
chestra of the Metropolitan Opera
iouse of New York hereby express
their grateful appreciation to Madame
Marcella Sembrlch for her character
istic generosity In giving the song, re
cital on May 8, 1906, to procure funds
for replacing their musical Instruments
lost in the destruction of the City of
San Francisco on April 18, 1306." On
one cover of the book is 18 April, 1906,
and on the other 8 May, 1906.
One of the most Interesting figures
on the stage of this season Is Alia
Nazlnova, whose first performance in
New York awoke considerable Interest
when she was leading woman in the
Russian 'company with Paul Orleneff.
At that time, of course, her perform
ances were confined to the Russian
language, but .she has Jumped onto the
English stage, where she promises to
become a very great power, and yet
she is utterly foreign. One must al
most know instinctively that she was
born In Crimea on the shores of the
Black Sea. She is very dark, darker
In fact that the acknowledged brunette,
with coal black hair and eyes even
darker than her hair. She consented
to tell of her attraction for the stage
and how she made her beginning. "It
was an accident, and It was very silly.
It came when I was 13 years of age at
tending boarding school. It often hap
pens that the first love for the stage
comes in this way. At Christmas time
it was decided to give a play and the
piece chosen was called "Gossip," which
had two main characters, the teacher
and the school gossip. I wanted to
play both the leading parts. It never
entered my head that there would be
any trouble when the two characters
were on the stage at the sajne time.
My idea of characterizing the two, was
that being a very young girl I wore
short skirts. When I was to represent
the gossip It was my idea to stand
if if S
MR. AND MRS.
to anyone else. A family named Cun
ningham was her choice. While the Cun
ninghams had the confidence and respect
of Susie, they bad very little money. $250
was all they could raise to buy a nigger
worth. In the market, four figures.
"Poor Susie! it looked bad for her,
but father finally said: 'Tell Cunningham
to bring around his two-fifty, and then
you can live with them.' "
"Susie lived with the Cunninghams un
til they died, and was then put up at
auction. She was 50 years old then. $200
was about the price of a nigger of that
age and that was what she brought.
"In the meantime, I had grown older
than I was when she used to call me
'Marse Jeems' one minute and box my
ears for teasing her the next. When the
Cunninghams died, Susie knew what
might be In store for her and got some
one to write a letter to me begging me to
come and get her.
"Many a time I've seen a gang of slaves
struggling along, chained together like
convicts, the women and children weep
ing and sobbing, going to a place of sale.
I'd have been meaner than anyone ever
accused me of being, had I let such a
thing as that happen to old Susie, who
many a time had crooned me to sleep
when I was a babe. I made prepara
tions to go and buy her. I was Just
about to be married, and besides I wanted
her for a wedding present for my wife.
"Just before I was ready to start, the
river froze up tight, and I couldn't get
away. Poor old Susie was put up at
action and knocked down to the highest
"Later we were married, and as soon as
we could, my wife and I went down to
where Susie's new master lived. I've
forgotten his name. I'm glad of it. A
mean cuss like that Is not worth re
membering. He'd bought her for $200
that was a shame, but It wasn't my fault.
He had abused her cruelly, and her
clothes were in rags.
"At first he wouldn't sell her. He said
I was an abolitionist. He didn't seem
to like abolitionists, and wouldn't sell a
nigger to one at any price. I don't know
what made him think I was an abolition
ist a man who Is breaking his neck
trying to buy a nigger isn't much of an
abolitionist. Anyway, after a good deal
of dickering and persuasion, be consented.
and Gadski as Prima Donna.
up, but when I was to. represent the
teacher I squatted down to make my
skirts touch the floor, thus making the
distinction. But ' the great trouble
came In that the real head teacher of
the school was very short and hump
backed, and she never forgave me, as
she never could be induced that
It was not Intentional on my part
to Imitate he. I remained at that
school In Odessa about two years long
er and the school burned, so I came into
a family who were very fond of the
theater. They were also clever ama
teurs, and when they were to be on
the stage I would always beg them to
wear something 'belonging to me. Just
so I could feel that a little part of
myself was on the stage. After that I
spent two years studying the violin
and was sent to the conservatory at
Moscow for the purpose of completing
my musical education, but instead I
went to a dramatic school. That was
not difficult, because the Philharmonic
Society in Moscow Is a tremendous In
stitution and includes all branches of
musical and dramatic training. In my
class of the dramatic school there were
62 girls the first year. There were 16
at the opening of the second. The cus
tom is to weed them out after the end
of the first year, and those left have
to sign to remain two years more. Not
until the end of the last year did they
give public performances, and these
are called public examinations. At the
examination I played in Ibsen's "Little
Eylof," and after that I became the
star in a stock company." Noting an
expression of surprise that she could
have traveled at this rate she said:
"Perhaps you do not understand about
the schools in Russia. I was graduat
ed with the gold medal and diploma
which gave me the right to be a lead
ing woman. I spent three years in
various stock companies and went to
St. Petersburg to become a leading
woman at the Imperial Theater. After
one season there I joined Orleneff and
left Russia with him." When I asked
what sort of roles she preferred, she
said that although she had played
Zaza she detested the part, and felt
that men had many opportunities
which were denied women with whom
the subject was almost exclusively ro
mantic situations. "We woman must
always portray love of some sort.
roses. Relatives and Immediate
friends of the two families were pres
ent. Refreshments were served. Mr.
and Mrs. Ewing will take up their
residence Immediately at Alto Park.
CENTRALIA, Wash,. Dec. 22. (Spe
cial.) A very quiet wedding was held
at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
J. C. Blair, in Centralla, Thursday after
noon, when her daughter. Miss Bernlce
M. Prather was married to Mr. C. .Ells
worth Mackle,, Rev. F. S. Pearson per
forming the ceremony. .The young couple
left for a five months' trip with relatives
in Eastern Washington, Montana and
Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Mackle will re
turn to Centralla in the Spring and make
their home here.
A pretty wedding was celebrated at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Bruckman,
496 East Twelfth street Saturday evening,
December 15, when their eldest daugh
ter, Evah Leslie, was united in marriage
to Ralph Lawrence Nickum. The bride
wore a princess gown of white silk and
carried bride roses. There were no at
tendants and only the Immediate rela
tives were present. The wedding march
from "Lohengrin" was played by Miss
Mabel Nickum. The ceremony was per-
New Year's Day
w jwery aygy WJfrfflTOyfl''JftKUM
JAMES E. BRUCE.
to let a $200 nigger go for $625 In gold.
Gold was mighty scarce In those days,
but I managed to raise It at a local
bank, and Susie was mine.
"This fellow, whatever his name was,
pretended to have the decency to be
ashamed of Susie's looks. He was willing
to abuse and starve his niggers, but he
didn't want anyone to know It, so he
talked me into letting him keep her for
a week so that he could fix her up some.
He agreed to send her North on the first
"When we, disclosed that part of the
programme to Susie, she thought the
deal was off, and I was trying to let her
down easy. In spite of her tears arid
protestations, we left for the time being
and boarded a steamer for home."
"Just as the gang-plank was pulled in
and the steamer was ready to start, we
heard a shout and a scream-of despair.
Running down toward the landing in her
tattered dress and carrying an old blanket
the only thing she owned was old
"Says I to the captain, 'That's my
nigger, I guess we'd better take her
"They pushed out a plank for her, and
she scrambled aboard. Moaning and
panting, she threw herself at my wife's
v'For Gawd's sake!" she sobbed, 'Mis'
Nett! Don't let "em take me! I'se run
nin' away. I'll never go back! I want
to go with you.' " "
"Soon after that I gave her freedom,
but she stayed with us for years as a
servant. She took care of my children
like she took care of me, and boxed
their ears, too. She was tall and angular,
wore a red bandana around her head,
and was the autocrat of my household.
Many a "no-count nigger,'- as she called
them, whom my wife had employed, has
she chased away In the most lordly manner.-
'G'wan away f'om heah, I won't
hab you 'roun.'
"She would have stayed with us until
she died, had we not moved farther
north into Dakota, where, as she thought,
the woods were full of Injuns who would
scalp us all and burn us alive.
"With the money she saved while work
ing for us, she lived comfortably and
happily In Keokuk. -unm wajj 20 years
either as buterfly, as adventuress, or
as the abandoned girl. I enjoyed im
mensely the part of L'Alglon, which
was translated into Russian, and that
is the only male role I ever attempted.
In Russia they always spoke of me as
the representative of the Scandinavian
and Germanic school because my great
est successes were . made in plays by
Ibsen, Sudermann and Hauptmann.
The people here make too much mys
tery about Ibsen, I cannot see It that
way.. To me Ibsen was perfectly lit
eral and I never felt more In sympathy
with Ibsen than during the time. I am
playing 'Hedda Gabler.' " Mme. Nazlnova
never lacked for language, and spoke
freely, although thoughtfully. She is
vivacious in manner and her intensity
of a powerful sort rather than subtle.
"The Three of Us" is a gold mine and
It probably will be in every phase of the
words before the end Is in sight. Miss
Crothers, who is really less assuming
than anyone who ever had a play pro
duced in New York, has dropped upon an
interesting plot, which she has developed
with great ease and skill. It does not
ksmell of midnight oil and it fits exactly
the personality of one of the most charm
ing of American actresses. Carlotta Niei
son. There are many situations which
are not by any means new, but
they have always been treated In such a
manner as to make one forget the fact.
The cast is as follows:
Stephen Townley ..... t . .Frederic Truesdale
Louis Berresford Henry Kolker
Clem Macchesney. John Westley
Tweed Blx Stanley Dark
Lorlmer Trenholm Robert B. Kegerreis
"Sonnle" Macchesney. Master George Clarke
Hop Wing John Prescott
Maggie Eva Vincent
Mrs. Tweed Blx Jane Peyton
Rhy Macchesney Carlotta Nillson
Rhy Macchesney and her two brothers
own the "Three of Us" and she is hold
ing on with all possible force, waiting
for the day when it will be worth a for
tune for the three children for whom the
mine was named by their father. The
working out Involves her brother's over
hearing Stephen Townley, his sister's
sweetheart, telling her of the value of
another claim, which information he sells
to Townley's rival. The complications
arise among, those interested In the buy
ing and selling of the mines, and from
the sister trying to shield her young
brother from disgrace. Throughout the
interest never lags. Miss Nillson is un
questionably one of the most charming
and clever actresses and that both play
and actress are "making good" may be
understood from the fact that the seats
are selling as long ahead as they were
the first week of the production.
EMILIE FRANCES BAUER:
from Paga 27.
formed by David Thompson. The
bride's bouquet was caught by Miss Ethel
Nickum. Mr. and Mrs. Nickum left on
the 11:30 train for Los Angeles.
A very pretty wedding was solemnized
at the home of Mr. George Baumez, 902
Kerby street, Wednesday evening at 9
o'clock, when his sister. Miss Pauline
and J. S. Patton were united In mar
riage In the presence of their intimate
friends. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Mr. Abbott, of the Central
Methodist Church, assisted py Rev. Mr.
Kerr, who pronounced the matrimonial
blessing. The rooms were artistically
decorated with Oregon grape. Light re
freshments were served.
A very pretty wedding was performed
Sunday night, December 16, when Leslie
A. Smith, of Eugene, and Miss Nettie L.
Davis, of Portland, were united in mar
miage by Rev. Clarence True Wilson, of
Grace Methodist Church. The wedding
took place at the home of the bride, 544
Overton street. The bride wore a hand
made lace blouse and black taffeta skirt.'
She wore white Toses and was attended
by Miss Charlotte Card, of Montavilla.
Mr. Harley Dutton acted as best man.
On Wednesday morning, December 19,
1906. Miss Ada Bernice Chapman, eldest
daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. M. S. Chapman,
was united in marriage to Mr. Charles G.
Millard, of Portland, Rev. A. Robinson of
ficiating. The wedding took place at the
home of the bride's parents at West
Union. After the ceremony the wedding
party was seated to a wedding breakfast.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard departed on the
evening passenger for Portland, where
they will make their home.
Dr. Clarence True Wilson, of Grace
Church, married Miss Belle Cummings
to Albert Blackman, a Portland police
man, December 18. The wedding '"took
place at the residence 'of Mrs. G. T.
Bloomer, 620 Main street.
Allen J. Sandusky and Miss Maude S.
Mason were married by Dr. Eu L. House
at the parsonage last Wednesday evening.
After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs.
Sandusky will reside in Seattle.
Everett D. Hall and Mis 3 Gladys S. M.
Spaulding were united in marriage by
Dr. E. L. House at the manse last
Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Hall
will reside In Portland.
F. B. Wire, well known In business cir
cles In Albany, was maried Friday after
noon to Miss Haddle Parker, of this city,
at her home. 251 North Twenty-first
street. Rev. Melville T. Wire, brother of
the groom officiated.
Mrs. Sarah J. Goodwin, an Eastern
member of the George Wright Women's
Relief Corps, and Captain Elijah Haw
kins, a veteran of the Civil War, were
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of the Oregon G. A. R. The bride and
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J. W. Fallon. Captain and Mrs. Haw
kins will reside at 363 1-2 First street.
James Glandon and Miss Janette
Jacks were married December 20, at
201 Eleventh street at the residence of
the pastor of the White Temple. Dr.
J. Whitcomb Brougher performed the
Henry Quandt and Miss Louise Claw
son, both of Portland, were married by
Clarence True Wilson, D. D., at the
Grace Church parsonage,. 446 Taylor
street, Thursday afternoon, December 20.
The wedding of Miss Amy Church
ley and Charles A. Eastman will be
solemnized Christmas Eve, at the
home of A. G. Churchley, the bride
elect's brother. It Is to be a quiet
affair with only . relatives and a few
Intimate friends present.
Mrs. M. Browning announces the
engagement of her daughter Villa to
Dr. Walter V. Spencer. The wedding
is to occur New Year's morning.
A cantata, "The Three Wise Men,"
will be given in Grace Church, Friday
evening, Dec. 28. The characters will
be represented by the following peo
ple: Balthasar, Casper Molkah,
three wise men: Scott Bozarth, Mr.
Martindale and Clarence Godfrey: Devi,
the old prophet, Everett Alshaw; Ezra,
the scribe, Walter Gill; Naomi, the wife
of Ezra. Mrs. F. Stiles: Rachel, Leah, De
borah and Zillah, daughters of Ezra, Miss
Ethel Lytle, Mrs. F. H. Fleming. Miss
Edith Wiseman, Anetta Pearcy; Rebecca
and Esther, small children of Ezra; Ruth
Ralston. Esther Kelly; Sadie, the nurse,
Bernice Appel: Ruth and Hannah, chil
dren, Violet McDonald, Blanche Leffing
well. Christmas cheer is in the air at the
Y. W. C. A., and a most delightful
time is planned for the "at home" this
afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock. Mrs.
H.- C. Campbell will tell us of her visit
to the mission schools in Egypt. Syria
and Palestine during the first half
hour, after which the following Christ
mas programme will be given: Piano
solo. Miss Pearl Barde; vocal solo, Carl
Robinson; recitation. Miss Cora Shav
er; violin solo, Arnold Smith: address,
"The Path of Peace," Rev. W. T. Jor
don. The social hours on Christmas
day at the association rooms will be
from 3 to 6 o'clock. All young women
are Invited to drop In.
An event that is being looked for
ward to by the younger society people
of Portland is the dance to be given
on New Year's Eve by the Orranco
Club, at the Woodman Hall, East
Sixth and East Alder streets. It will
be a watch party and the invitations
read: "You are requested to attend
and dance the old year out and the
new year In." The club has made
arrangements to have a male quartet
In attendance to entertain guests be
tween dances with appropriate songs
for the occasion.
Remember B Company's dancing party.
New Year's Eve.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Lewis have taken
apartments at ' the Hotel Eaton.
Mrs. G. P. Murray, of Winlock, Wash.,
is visiting friends in Portland.
Mme S. Bodie left for New York. Thurs
day. She will return about February L
Attorney Alpheus W. Parshley is spend
ing the Winter with relatives in Southern
Miss Louise Sutton, ' who has been
suffering from a slight attack of pneu
monia, is Improving rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Smith left for
California on Friday to attend the wed
ding of their son, in Oakland, on Monday
Mrs. J. T. O'Brien and daughters,
Florence and Beatrice, have gone to As
toria to spend the holidays with Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Donnerberg.
Mrs. W. D. Bradshaw, of The Dalles,
who has been visiting her mother, Mrs.
M. F. Cooke, and other relatives, returned
to her home this morning.
Mrs. George E. Huntoon. of Moline, 111.,
formerly Miss Dora Smith, is expected
to arrive in this city about January 1
to visit friends and relatives.
Mr. Robert 8. James, of the Northern
Pacific, at Tacoma, passed through the
city early this week for Los Angeles
and Southern California points.
Mrs. W. H. Goddard has returned from
a visit with Mrs. W. A. Barrett in Al
bany, Mlsg Lela Goddard spending the
Christmas holidays with her mother.
Mrs. Ernest Middlebrooks, of Fort
Stevens, with her two little sons, is visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M.
Nickum, of 472 Boulevard, City View.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Epsteyn, of
Juneau, and family are guests of Rev.
and Mrs. R. Abrahamson. Miss Ida
Freeman, of Juneau, is also their
Mrs. C. A. Trimble and Miss Maye
Trimble, who have been visiting friends
in San - Francisco and Oakland the past
six weeks, have returned home for the
The many friends of Mrs. James N.
Sutton will be pleased to learn she Is
now able to be out, after being con
fined to the house for three weeks from a
severe case of tonsilitls.
Miss Lucy Smith who is spending
the Winter in Eastern Oregon for the
benefit of her health, returned to Port
land this morning much Improved. She
-"ill leave this evening for Gervais to
at Our Natural-Looking, Everlasting Continuous-Gum Teeth
Perfect-Looking Plate and Gums in This New Pink Plate,
Teeth Set Regular or Irregular, as the Patient Desires
H. B. LITT
IMPORTANT REDUCTION FOR MONDAY
SUITS AND COATS
Tailored Suits for Small Women and Misses Hand
somely made Suits of eheviot and French Novel
ty Cloths; Eton, Pony and Lonsr Coat models,
with full pleated skirts ; splendidly tailored and
trimmed '. ...$18.75
Recently $35.00 to $45.00.
Street Coats Of new mannish mixtures in desirable
shades; two very smart models, loose or semi-
ntted V $11.00
Recently $20.00. . .
PRACTICAL HOLIDAY PRESENTS
WAISTS AND GOWN SPECIALS
Waists Surprisijg values are shown in several very
- attractive waists in the newest designs. They
are all very much under regular prices and
should be most appropriate for the Holidays.
$12 50 Ecru Net Waists S7.50
$15.00 Net and Lace Waists $9.75
Gowns Two-piece gowns for afternoon wear. Also
a gorgeous collection of Evening Gowns in the
newest Parisian ideas. Just arrived. $38.00 to
$45.00 Afternoon Dresses and Evening
Skirts A collection of Dress Skirts and Walking
Skirts in an endless variety of durable materials
and in a great many clever styles. There are
broadcloths, serges, panamas, cheviots, mixtures
and voiles, and all are on sale at ridiculously low
$16.00 to $25.00 Skirts ...$ 9.50
. $27.50 to $35.00 Skirts $19.50
Petticoats Everv Petticoat in the house, ONE
FOURTH OFF for Monday only.
Feather Boas, Neckscarfs and Muffs ONE-FOURTH
OFF, Monday only.
H. B. LITT
351 Washington Street
Bet. Park and Seventh
OPEN MONDAY EVENING
spend the holidays with relatives and
A party composed of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry L. Keats and Miss Mildred Keats,
Mrs. Annie Terry and Mr. and Mrs. Gus
C. Moser, left Portland for San Fran
cisco last night. They will secure an au
tomobile in the Bay City, and from there
will Journey on, visiting all of the points
of interest in Southern California, in
cluding Los Angeles. Mr. Moser and Mr:
Keats will return about January 10, but
the women of the party will remain
The Webber String Orchestra for recep
tions. 4894 Washington. M. 2068.
Webber Mandolin Studio, removed to
4894 Washington. Main 2088.
At the Women's ITnlon.
Miss Helen Riester left yesterday to
spend the holidays at Salem.
Miss N. C. Adams and Miss E. E.
Shedd are among this week's new
comers. Miss Lulu Abstin left yesterday
morning for a visit to her friends at
Miss Mary B. Nicholson, of Boyd, left
yesterday for a week's visit to the
Miss Olga Erickson left on. Friday to
spend Christmas with her sister, Mrs.
Faulist, at Albany.
Miss Alice Noe leaves today for As
toria, where she will take charge of
her father's house.
Daniel Foster and James Crombie
were guests of Miss Cornwall at lunch
on Sunday evening.
Miss Adele Kresse left this morning
for her home at Menominee, where she
will visit over ChriBtmas.
Miss Grace Glancey left yesterday
for a Christmas and New Tear's visit
to her home at Summit, Wash.
Miss Georgie McKlnnon left yester
day for her home at Cascade Locks to
Join the family circle for the festive
Miss Nellie True, who has just com
pleted a course at a business college.
Crowns $5.00. Bridge Work $5.
351 Washington St.
Opp. Grand Theater
Mail Orders Filled
left yesterday for a holiday trip to
Miss Martha Klonlnger, who Is at
tending the High School, left yester
day for Washougal, Wash,, for the
A Song For Christmas.
Jams Whitcomb Riley In December Readar.
Chant me a song of Christmas
Wing me a Jovial sons
And though it Is filled with laushter,
Let It be pure and strong--
Bing- of the hearts brimmed over
With the story of the day .
Of the echo of childlah volcee
That will not die away.
Of the blare of the tasseled bugle,
And the timeless clatter and beat
Of the drum that throbs to muster
Squadrons of scampering- feet.
But, Oh, let your voice fall fainter.
Till, blent with a minor tone.
You temper your sons with the beauty
Of the pity Christ bath shown.
And sing one verse for the voiceless;
And yet, ere the song- be done,
A veree for the ears that hear not.
And a verse for the sightless one.
For though It be time Tor singing
A merry Christmas glee.
Let a low, sweet voice of pathos
Bun through the melody.
In a Garden.
Archibald Bulllvan In Smart Set.
I The Butterfly.
Who passes now to make the rose blush red
Who calls the lark to wind her Carolines ?
No king no prince there only flutters by
Dear Summer's herald on two turquoise
II The Passion Flower.
Long time It wove Its tapestry of leaves
And patient green upon the Uchened wall.
Envying the thousand stars but when it
Found that It glowed more beauteous than
III The Apple Blossom.
So white, so white was every laden bough
That mating birds en wings that come
Scarce dared to light and raise their triumph-song.
For fear they sang to Spring amid the