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THE MUlJLJS'lx UKEGONIAN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1904,
GAME WILL BE FAST
Multnomah and Oregon Both
in Pink of Condition.
CONTEST TO BE -CLOSE ONE
Both Teams Are Undergoing Final
Practice, and Both Are Confident
of Winning When Battle'Oc
curs on Thanksgiving Day.
The height of the football season Is at
hand. This week the annual Thanksgiv
ing day game between 'Oregon and Mult
nomah is played. And there is no dan
ger, since Oregon defeated Corvallis Sat
urday, that it will be a walkover for
Multnomah, for, although the local club
has the best eleven it has turned out In
its history. Coach "Dick" Smith has done
the same thing for Oregon.
Multnomah's strength is known. It is
a big, heavy team, composed of tried
players, who have not yet been pushed
to their utmost on the home field, and
they Tvlll fight a fearful Tattle before they
are defeated. But Oregon never had such
a team as this year.
Smith has accomplished a remarkable
thing with Oregon. He has taken un
usually light material, he has trained
the men till they know all the finer.
shiftier points of their positions, and he
has taught them team work as it has
never been taught in the Northwest be
fore. In the game at Corvallis Saturday
Oregon must have made on the average
of a yard a down simply by the pulling
the runner got from his Interference.
Every man is In every play, and he gets
there quickly. Every formation is com
posed of eleven men using every muscle.
In short. Smith has not overlooked a
point, and has done yeoman service for
Oregon stands an excellent chance to
win Thanksgiving day. Multnomah is
much heavier and stronger, but the team
work of Oregon is unexcelled. "With the
ball in Multnomah's possession, Oregon
is bound to give way, but there will be
times when Multnomah will be held. It
has not the formations and shifty tactics
at its command that Smith has given his
team. And when Oregon gets the ball, if
there is a weak point on the Multnomah
line, some Oregon man is going to find it,
and the whole team is going to pour
Smith has done something more for his
men than teach them the game. He has
put the winning spirit in them. There
will be no half-hearted attempt on the
part of Oregon to win when the teams
run out upon Multnomah Field next
Thursday. Every man will come out with
a light, confident step. .
And Oregon is In excellent physical
condition. The men can stand fearful
punishment. If they once get Multnomah
on the run, it will take CO yards to stop
them. Not a man was hurt in the hard.
bitter game played Saturday, and yester
day the team went back to Eugene feel
ing sound and full of life. Multnomah
has the hardest battle for supremacy
ahead that It has looked forward to for
It is difficult to pick the stars from
among the Oregon players, they all play
so well, as explained by Manager Frank
E. Watkins, of the Multnomah team, who
witnessed the game Saturday. The most
conspicuous were Joe Templeton, half
back, and Xerron, fullback, on the often
slve, and Frank Templeton, on' the de
fensive. Those men were In every play.
AFTERMATH OF THE GAME.
Diversity of Opinions on Contest at
CORVALLIS, Or., Nov. 19. (Staff Cor
respondence.) This Is the day alter the
bis football game, yet the- student body of
the Oregon Agricultural College and even
the staid residents and farmers are still
playing the game. The. students of the
farming institution and most of the good
people of the town are a bit crestfallen
over the defeat and they bemoan the fates
which put Root, Pllkington and Bundy out
of the big game of the year.
With these three stars out of the game
Corvallis anticipated defeat, and they are
willing to give Oregon full credit for Its
victors', but in the same breath they say:
"The score would have been different if
Pllkington, Root and Bundy had been in
their stations. The larmers are not say
ing this as an excuse for their, defeat; they
say it because deep down In their hearts
they believe It.
The absence of these three players Is to
be regretted, for while Oregon players say
without any lfs or "buts ' that they
would have won the game even If the in
jured men had been playing, the Eugene
students and the rooters that journeyed
here to see the game even go so far as to
say that if the day had been fine and the
field dry and fast they would have rolled
up a bigger score against the tillers of the
soil. This of course may be the delightful
conceit of the victors, and they have a
right to it. for they won. On, the other
hand, it would have been better had botn
teams appeared on the gridiron, and then
whichever team would have won. there
would have been no hard-luck tales.
The story of the game was so fully told
In The Oregonlan that there Is little re
maining to be told. Dow "Walker's long
run will live as long as the O. A. C. Insti
tution stands. It was a spectacular thing
to watch, for the thing happened so sud
denly and was as unexpected as the pro
verbial lightning bolt out or a clear sky.
Joe Templeton himself cannot tell just
how he came to lose the ball, neither Is it
clear to walker how be got the ball. All
he remembers Is that the first thing he
realized was that he had the ball and was
racing for his life down the long gridiron.
that was little better than a lake. And in
view of the fact that he was playing with
his ankle done in a plaster cast, his long
95-yard touchdown is all the more marvel
ous. It was this handicap that made his
journey seem so slow to the spectators.
The work of Joe Templeton during the
whole of the game stands out like a noon.
dav sun. Being his last game he was per
haps made more use of than would have
been done otherwise. He was in the thick
of every play. He fumbled repeatedly.
due to the manner in which he carried the
ball, more than anything else. - He is
good football player, but he has never
learned the secret of carrying the ball
correctly. The goal he kicked should
place his name on the roll of fame of the
Oregon University, for if he should play
for a thousand years, he will never make
a more beautiful kick. The foot that smote
the oval here should be done in a plas
ter cast and be placed in the college gym.
SEASON IS ENDED.
Football for This Year Is at an End
in the East.
Football played out In the East Sat
urday. It had come to an end with
tho Princeton-Yale game of the week
before. The Harvard-Yale game "was a
foregone conclusion. The rep6rts give
It as a tedious match, which aroused
little enthusiasm. Harvard was not In
It for a minute. A score of two touch
downs- to iione Is not necessarily
bad gome, but this particular one was.
Neither Yale nor Harvard put the dash
Into the Play which would arouse ex
citement even in a completely one
sided game, and . the season ended
wearily with the blow pf the whistle
In New Haven Saturday.
There was no excitement beforehand
even. Pennsylvania butted In this year
with a good team and defeated Har
vard by only one less point than Yale
made. That took the credit away from
Tale. Harvard had previously defeated
West Point and West Point had de
feated Tale, and.it that -were all that
was known of the abilities of the two
teams, Saturday's game would have
drawn even a larger crowd than It did
and the excitement would have run
high. But Pennsylvania turned an un
expected trick and put the kibosh on
any Interest there might have been.
Undoubtedly there were football ral
lies in Cambridge before the game and
hope was not altogether dead, but in
the bottom of every Harvard man s
heart was a feeling that Tale was sure
ly the victor, a week before the game
There was a glimmering of hope
week ago, before Tale defeated Prince
ton, that that game might turn out
otherwise, but the day after that match ;
the Tale team was taking excursions
ud the Hudson and every one of the
players had a fine, full feeling of vic
tory. None had been put out or. tno
game .and when it came to piaying
Harvard, Tale was in far better condi
tion than at any time previously dur
ing this season.
WASHINGTON TRAINING HARD
Would Make Better Showing In Game
UNIVERSITY OF "WASHINGTON, Se
attle. Nov. 20. (Special.) Every precau
tion Is being: made at the university to
give the Californians a hearty reception
during; their stay in Seattle. It Is the
first time that the local university has
ever met one of the large Callfornlan in
stitutions on the gridiron, and the col
legians have not only planned to give
them a bard game of football, but also
give them a royal welcome to this part of
During the past week, the football men
have been working harder than they have
at any time during the season. Instead
of turning out at 4 P. M., as has been the
custom, every man has been in his suit
at 3 o'clock and ready for work. The
coach has then put them through hard'
work for nearly three hours. Besides
working longer, another good feature
concerning tne practice oi tne past wees
has been the strong work done by the
second team. Manager Slgrist, the star
tackle, who has played for the past two
years on the varsity, has joined tn
scrubs, while Cole and Bagshaw have
been playing back of the line. "With this
addition, the second eleven have been
able to hold the first eleven, and have
also been able to carry the ball without
losing it In a short time. For the last
three nights the 'varsity has had the best
opportunity of the season to get the ad
vantage oi good deiensive worx.
Dr. Roller, the physical instructor at
the university, who has been a football
player for the past 11 years, and was one
of the stars on a chp-mplonshlp Pennsyl
vania team, has been helping coach the
second aggregation, and he has been as
sisted by many of the university alumni.
The decisive defeat that the Wasblng-
tonlans received at the hands of the Eu
gene boys has made every -one realize that
the home team was not playing any kind
of football this season. Since the return
of the eleven, all the students and tho
football enthusiasts have been , doing
everything within their power to aid the
college in getting out a strong aggrega
tion for the coming game.
The California team leaves San Fran
cisco Sunday night, and will arrive in Se
attle Tuesday night, which will give the
men two days' rest before the game with
Oldfield Falls to Lower Record.
RENO, New, Nov. 20. Five thousand
people were In attendance at the Fair
Grounds today to witness the attempt of
Barney Oldfield to lower the five-mile rec
ord of 4:301-5 made by himself November
6, on the Denver track. The day was an
ideal one for record-breaking, hardly
breath of air stirring, and while the track
was In good condition, the turns were too
short to permit the high speed necessary
to accomplish the feat successfully, the
time being 4:561-5.
THEEEL C0FITN EEHEAESALS.
Mother, With Shingle Equipment,
Much Needed by Milwaukee Girls.
New York Times.
The young Milwaukee women who
get themselves photographed In coffins
and with other mortuary and funereal
surroundings and exhibit the results to
their friends as a new form of social
entertainment would appear to be in
much need of some kind of discipline.
It Is not in the least a pretty pastime
in which they are engaged; in fact, it
would be difficult to Imagine one more
revolting. According to the general
standard of chivalrous concession which
man makes to women, the young Mil-
waukec fenyUe, like her sex elsewhere,
Is "made up of loveliness alone," but
the use she has been making of her
nulchritude is not one to Increase ad-
miration of it. It may be fancied that
jaded and o'erwearled Bohemians and
worn-out metropolitan rounders, feel
ing tho gnawlngs of the worm of sin
and death within them, may like, in the
bravado which defies their nearing
doom, to surround themselves with the
latter's emblems; to dine on coffin lids
with skeletons Egyptian-wise as elbow
companions; to drink their wine out of
skulls, and the enterprising publican is
not slow to provide for them refuges
thus equipped and decorated.
But it Is contrary to Mature and the
springing aspirations of life in its
morning, particularly young lady life
rejoicing in what Is vital and beautiful.
to have anything to do with such de
pressing stage properties and rehear
sals. The young Milwaukee females
have been poorly Instructed and have
adopted standards of taste which they
will be in a hurry to abandon as soon
as they discover how profane and re
volting they are. "The boy," Thack
eray somewhere says, "Is a fool, thus
recognizing, however reluctantly.
characteristic which It was and is im
possible to ignore. No such thing can
be politely said of a girl, whatever she
may do, though It Is not to be denied
that, butterfly like, she sometimes
skirts pretty close to the verges of
folly, and were better with a measure
of restraint and guidance. Her compos
lto portraiture, might perhaps not un
worthily bear the Inscription, avoiding
tho commonplace hyperboles of adula
tion generally used:
Because of the abundant locks
Around this pretty knowledge box
Tou mustn't fancy for a minute
There's anything of value In it.
A Sight He Had Hungered For.
New York Sunday Telegraph.
John Drew was a very late arrival at a
He sought the hostess with profuse con
trition and she appreciated his clever
protestations so highly that she thanked
him devoutly for his tardiness.
He had no sooner placated the feminine
powers than an elderly gentleman ap
proached the actor and extended his hand.
"Is this Mr. Drew?"
"I make bold to address you as a fellow
guest "We have never met before, but be
lieve me I have been more eager to see
you than I can find words for."
'It is a rare pleasure," observed the
actor, "to form a new acquaintance In
this cordial spirit And I am glad to meet
They shook hanas warmiy.
T judge," said the old gentleman, "that
you are no less sincere than myself. No
doubt you are as hungry 'as I am.
"I made an awful faux pa last night," said
Mrs. Oldcastle. Dld your' replied her hos
tess. . "I've been wan tin to make one for a
Ions time, but I ain't been able to get
pattern. Whose did you have T Chi c 0 Rec
BROWNS LOSE TWO
Francisco Team Takes
HELD DOWN TO TWO HITS
Whalen Prevented Portlanders From
Getting a Run In Morning Ga'me,
and Wheeler Proved Too
Strong In Second Contest.
PACIFIC COAST iEAGUE.
Ban Francisco, 6-3; Portland, 0-3.
Taeoma, 1; Seattle, 0.
Los Angeles, 1; Oakland, 4.
Standing of the Clabs.
"Won. Lost. P. C
.. 59 48 .662
59 48 .662
.. 55 44 .556
..SO 53 .470
..46 32 .469
.. 30 " 07 .S50
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20. .Spe
cial.) The Browns made their last ap
pearance of the season here today. The
scores were: Morning game, San Fran
cisco, 6; Portland, 0. Afternoon game.
San Francisco, 5; Portland, 3. In the
second Inning this afternoon Beck
swung through for a double. Spencer,
Nadcau and Thielman singled and
Spencer and Nadeau then pulled off a
double steal while the rally was on.
This counted, for the Brownies emerged
with three earned runs. The Seals then
scored two. The aspect did not -change
till the sixth, when Thielman walked
Anderson and Gochnauer and hit WII
son in the slats, making a full house.
"Wheeler soused one to Frary and while
he was being retired Andy tore through.
Then Runkle erred on Hlldebrands
shot and Gochnauer arrived. "Waldron
scored the last one for Uncle on two
errors by Runkle and a clever steal In
the eighth. The scores:
AB. R. H. P.O.
Drennen. cf ...4 0 1 1
Murdock, rf 3 0 0 3
Runkle. es. 4
Beck. 3b 3
Frary. lb 2
Spencer. 2b. 3
Nadeau, If 3
Kellackoy. c 3
Ibers, p. 3
Totals 2S 0 2 24 13 8
Hlldebrand. It 4 12
Meanr. rf. 5 0 1
Irwin. 3D 3 a x
Van Buren, lb S 0 1
Waldron. cf 3 10
Anderson, 2b 4 11
Gochnauer, ss 4 11
Gorton, c 4 0 1
Whalen. p 4 0 0
Total 34 6 0 27 8
RUNS AND HITS BT INNINGS.
Portland 00000000 00
Base hits OIOIOOOO O 2
Ban Franclaco 00022002
Base hlta : 10123011 9
Stolen base Hlldebrand. 2: V&n Buren, TVal
Two-base nit itnaeDrana.
Sacrifice hits Murdock. van Buren.
First base on errors Portland, l; Ban ma
First D&se on caiiea Dans va iDerg, ok
Left on bases foruana, 4; Ban iTancuco, 7.
Struck out By leers. 1: by wnaien, a.
Hit by pitcner waiaron.
Double clays Beck to Spencer to Frary.
Time ot game One hour and 25 minutes.
R. H. P.O.
Hlldebrand. If. 4
0 0 2
Irwin, 3b 3
Van Buren. lb 3
Waldron, cf 4
Anderson, 2b 3
Gochnauer. .ss. ........ 2
"Wilson, c 3
Wheeler, p. 3
6 27 14
Drennen, cf. 4 0
Murdock. rf. 4 0
Runkle .ss 3 0
Beck. 3b. 1
Frarr. lb 3 0
j-aaeau u.' 11111!!"!! 4 l
Kellackey, c 3 0
Spencer. 2b. ........... 4
Thielman, p. .-..
3 0 1 2 2 0
Totals ;.32 3 7 24 IS
RUNS AND HITS BY INNINGS.
Portland 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Base hits 0 4 0 0 0
cn rnni-lvn 0 2 0 0 0
2 0 1
0 0 0
Base hits 1 3 z o o o o w 0
stolen bases Spencer. Nadeau. Waldron 2,
Irwin. Wheeler, Meany.
Two-base nit eecK.
Sacrifice hit Frary, Runkle.
First base on errors San Francisco, 3.
Trirot hut on called balls OS Thielman. 4
Left on bases San Francisco. 4; Portland. 2.
Struck out ay wneeier. ; Dj-iutunin, a.
till OT pucner vtu ami
Double plays Murdock to Frary.
Wild pitch Thielman.
Time of game One hour and 40 minutes.
TIGERS SCORE ON AN ERROR.
Grandpas Lose a Contest Full of In
FRESNO. CaL. Nov. 20. Keefe out-
pitched Hogg today, and the final game of
th Taeoma-seattie series went 10 me
Titers. The game was exciting through
out, both teams playing in splendid form.
but an error by Van Haltren in the sec
ond in falling to noia uranams long
drive, let in Raymer from third. The
Taeoma 01000000 01 6 C
Seattle 00000000 00 4 2
Batteries Keefe and Graham; Hogg and
LOO LOOS LOSE A GAME.
Oakland the Winner After a Hard-
LOS ANGELES, CaL, Nov. 2a Oakland
took today's game. It was one of the
hardest struggles of the series, both
teams nlavlng their best The crowd num
bered 10,000, the largest in tne record or
Los Angeles baseball history. bCore:
Los Angeles 00000001 0-1 9 1
Oakland 00000301 04 a 0
Batteries Newton and Spies; Buchanan
RACE GROWS WARM.
Three League Leaders Dashing After
This is the final run down the stretch
for the Pacific Coast League pennant
Los Angeles has climbed over Oakland's
shoulders, and It seems almost a cer-
talnty that the Loo Loos will capture
the rag and be the team that will book
up with Taeoma. Looking at the sltua-
uon at tne present writing, witn tne
Tigers In such a crippled condition, it
seems as If Los Angeles, unless Oak
land drags her down, will win the pen
nant. No matter which team 1 la I
front at the cIom of the season, Oak
land or Ixm JLagelec, It is a pretty sfc
bet to make that the rag is lost to Ta-conia.
The race for the flag: during- the last
half of the season has been one of the
prettiest in the history of baseball ,on
the Coast. Portland, wnicn during past.
halves of the season, has been a laugh
ing stock of the league abroad and been
a sad Joke at home, and San Francisco
have both been scars on the league race.
With these two teams out ot tne race
the Pacific Coast League would have
the distinction of having the closest
baseball race perhaps in the history of j
the National game. It Is a see-saw
game between the three leaders, with
Seattle hardly within striking- dis
tance, yet close enough" to be always
dangerous. It "will be a race that will
.keep the fans busy guessing until the
last game, and one that wm live as
long as the game Is played on the
THE DOGGER BANK.
Inexhaustible Source of Fish Supply
If tho floor of the North Sea were
raised rather more than a hundred feet.
the Dogger Bank would form a third
rof tLT Brimh islersuposlng
our neighbors agreed to let us have it,
about half the size of Scotland. Even
without the intervention of Neptune's
trident to turn the great bank into dry
land. It Is almost a British possession.
Year in and year out its shallow waters
are plowed over by hundreds of British
trawls; our fishing fleets, every year bet
ter organized, are like permanent vil
lages oyer the bank, with "churches,
stores, hospitals, canteens, fish-carriers.
and postoffices; and some half-million
tons of the best fish the world produces
are brought from it annually to Grimsby,
Hull and London. It Is said that the
trawls sometimes disturb the bones of
mammoths and the dismembered limbs
or rhinoceroses which once browsed on
the submerged forests of the North Sea.
The whole area of this sea has. now a
population of fish so enormous, and so
incessantly reproductive, that the yearly
Improvements in the engines used for
their destruction make no impression on
their numbers. Even now the waters are
only partly fished, and on the Dogger
Bank Itself, with about 6000 square miles
of prolific trawling ground, great tracts
remain unworked, and new grounds
are constantly being discovered. At the
same time, though fish are found over
the whole bed of the North Sea, ot which
the average depth Is only 90 feet, they
have their favorite haunts, just as river
fish have. One-fifth of tho whole Is
covered by shallow "banks" formed eith
er by currents or by river deposits, and
it Is on these that the North Sea fishes
mostly gather, as well as all the smaller
forms of life which are their food. The
depth over the Dogger itself ranges from
40 feet to occasional holes of 0 feet. The
Summer fishing is carried on mainly In
tho shallowest parts, wnere tne nsn
swarm all through the warmer months.
In "Winter, Just as the dace and roach
in the tidal Thames assemble and doze
in the deepest parts of the channel, so
the flatfish, with others In rather les3
Droportlon. move Into deep water. Their
habits are not unlike those of the. moun
tain sheep, which Summer In the hills
and "Winter in the valleys, with this fur
ther resemblance, that In Summer the
fish are scattered all over the "hilltops"
or plateaus of the North Sea, and are
therefore taken in far les3 numbers by
tho trawl, from the very fact that they
are so scattered. But In "Winter In the
"valleys" they are all close together, and
so are scooped up almost literally In
bucketfuls." Just south of the Dogger
Is, perhaps, the favorite "Winter "valley"
for the flatfish to depasture In. It was
probably an ancient river bed or estuary.
and Is called the- "Silver Pit." There are
also the Outer Silver Pit, the Sole Pit,
and connecting the Dogger with the land
at Flamborough Head a stony Isthmus
known to fishermen as "California."
It will be seen In the Times map of
the "scene of action," or of outrage. Just
before midnight, on Friday week, that
the Gamecock fleet were all busily at
work trawling, not on the Dogger, but
just south of It They wero working
the "Silver Pit" It was the nearness of
this wonderful fish preserve to Grimsby
that made the prosperity of that port.
though the discovery was only made
comparatively lately. In 1843, according
to Sir Spencer Walpole. In the first of
the elaborate volumes containing the lit
erature of the International Fisheries Ex
hibition of 1SS4, the ."Pit" was only
worked by boats from Brlxham; and SO
years ago Grimsby had only one fishing
boat Most of the marine flatfish live
on sandy bottoms, and in shallow water
by preference, though In winter they
are apt to move into deeper parts, where
the temperature Is more even. They do
not care for rocky seas, or for very high
latitudes, though lately unusual numbers
of halibut by far the largest of the
British flatfishes, have been taken off
the coast of Iceland. But generally
speaking, nothing could suit the soles and
plalse, turbots and brill, better than the
vaat area of submarine sands at the bot-
torn of the German ocean.
The mere selvage or fringe of these
sands "left out to dry" at low tide along
the coast of North Norfolk and Lincoln
shire suggests the vastness of the whole
extent This Impression Is further multi
plied on the shores of Holland, where
the main catch of the boats is flatfish.
But to picture the area of submarine
sandy bottom over the whole expanse of
the sea Is something beyond the powers
of imagination. Along a very limited
area on its coastal fringe the herring
shoals swarm in countless millions; but.
tho whole of Its bed Is potentially ground
on which flatfish may be found. On the
'banks" cod and haddock are even more
numerous than the flatfishes, while vast
eds of mollusks and swarms of crusta
ceans of all sizes afford abundance of
the best food.
It is curious that the value of this
enormous repository of fish was discov
ered so late. As early as the days of
Henry VII our ships were fishing off
the coasts of Iceland, and laying the
foundation of future voyages of Arctic
discovery. In order to get salt cod for
consumption on fast days and In Lent
They, as well as the Dutch, were In
frequent collision with Danish fishing
fleets on the same errand in the 16th cen
tury.' Yet this veritable gold mine on
the Dogger within a hundred miles of
our coast still lay neglected. In the same
way, the Dutch, who boasted that Am
sterdam was "built on herring bones,"
paid the greatest attention to their her
ring fishery on the North Sea for cen
turies before they attempted to exploit
the Dosser cod or flatfish. The cod and
flatfish were called the kleljlne flsherije,
or little fishery. That off the Iceland
coast In Summer was rather considerable.
But It was only In the "Winter and Spring
that as a kind of afterthought vessels
engaged in the Iceland business were
sent to the Dogger to catch cod and had
dock. Still, tho Dutch were keen enough
about their cod and haddock fishery In
the North Sea to be careful to guard
their fleets. The bank, as the Russian
attack shows. Is exposed to any enemy
who chooses to pounce on the fleet
This is the only time at which the
name of the bank has had a place In
history other than In the chronicles of
the uninterrupted prosperity and devel
opment of the fishery. This seems to
be absolutely Inexhaustible, though con
troversies rage as to whether the trawl
ing does or does not injure the line fish
ery. It Is claimed that all the fish from
the Dogger Is of superior flavor to that
caught elsewhere. The reason assigned
is that a great proportion of the food
consumed there consists of the crusta
ceans mentioned above, which, whether
in tho sea or In fresh waters, are the
I very best and most nourishing food for
"Yaws." said SAplefeb, "I aw had typhoid
ievah wlsea I waa a feoy. they were aw
afwaH I would lose me mini, ioeciier know."
"A M y loee K Ur" ake Xls
CMMfeM, Iwcwtlr. C1M Daily 'w.
LAW IS DISCUSSED
Diversity of Opinion Concern
ing Primary Act
IS VARIOUSLY INTERPRETED
Some Contend. That Electors Will
Have Opportunity to Register in
Spring, While Others Hold
As the direct primary law now stands
It will not be operative until after the
registration of 1306, because unaer it no
elector can vote at primaries In towns of
2 or more persons unless registered as
to his narty affinity, and he cannot now
so register until the Spring of 1S06. Since
not mora than 5 per cent of the voters In
such cities have registered their party
affiliation S5 per cent ot the electors would
Vi fHafmnchlsed If the law were en
In Portland some persons contend that
electors will have opportunity to register
for the primaries next Spring when the
Countv Clerk will be required to reopen
the registration books In compliance with
the city charter. But moat authorities
maintain that only those electors can reg
lster at that time who failed to register
last Sorimr or before the Presidential
election, or who have changed their resi
dence since then registering.
Amendments to the law are under con
sideration for enactment by the Leglsla
ture this "Winter, whereby electors will
be enabled to participate in primary elec
tlons under the law. without the registra
tion that will be required in 1S06. The
amendments are in the hand 3 of A. L.
Mills, president of the Direct Primary
Nomination League, which promulgated
the bill for the law. Candidates for nom
Inatlon will not have to be registered as
to their party affiliation before 1906, it the
amendments shall be enacted and candi
dates for united States senator ana mem
bers of Congress will not have to be reg
istered. since incumbants of those places
are at "Washington during the time pre
scribed for registering,
Several precedents have already been set
for ignoring the law In its present form.
Salem, Baker City, Oregon City and Asto
ria have nominated candidates for city
office this Fall as If there were no primary
law, and other towns will do tho same.
These municipalities are following the
opinion of Attorney-General Crawford, who
holds that while the primary law Is now
effective it will not be operative until the
registration of 1905 has been made.
The law applies to towns which showed
a population of 2000 or more in the last
National census and will apply next year
to such others as shall show that popu
lation In the state census. Towns which
had 2000 or more Inhabitants In 1900 were
Albany, Ashland, Astoria, Baker City,
Eugene. Grants Pass, La Grande, Port
land, Salem and The Dalles. Other towns
which will have that population In the
1905 state census are probably Corvallis,
McMInnvllle. Medford and Roseburg.
One of the alleged Incompatibilities of
the law Is that It requires city primaries
to be conducted along strict party lines
contrary to the custom of nonpartisan
city elections In many municipalities. This
allegation is denied by exponents of the
law who assert that "citizen" tickets do
not have to be nominated in the manner
prescribed by the law, since parties sub
ject to Its provisions are those which "at
the next general election preceding, polled
for Its candidate for Representative at
least 25 per cent of the entire vote cast
for that office In the state."
The charter of Portland requires the
County Clerk to open the registration
books during the 30-day period preceding
April 15, of next year. Doubt has arisen
as to whether this provision can be used
to compel the County Clerk to make
new registration of the city, but the pre
ponderance of opinion is that it will not
The charter says
"The County Clerk shall keep open the
registration books, lists, etc., for a period
of 30 days Immediately before April 15
next preceding the city electlbn, and dur
ing such time shall register all persons
who, since the registration books were
last closed, have become eligible to vote
at such elections, or who, being entitled
to vote, have failed to register, and shall
enter changes of residence, occurring
since the last registration, of all persons
who shall apply therefor,
It will be seen that the above section
provides simply for registration of elec
tors who failed to register when the books
were last open, and of those who, after
registering, changed their residence.
Therefore, it appears that unless the
primary law shall be amended the prl
maries for next year's city election will
be held in the old way; nor will the old
primary law be in force, for it was re
pealed by the direct primary law. Conse
quently each political party will be at
liberty to conduct Its own primaries,
Oregon City Ignores Law.
OREGON CITY. Nov. 19. Specials-
Republicans propose holding a city con
vention, entirely disregarding the provi
sions of tho direct primary nominating
law, on the theory that the law does riot
apply to municipal elections that are held
prior to the registration of 1906. A Cit
izens' ticket and, perhaps, an Independ
ent ticket will be named, but the nom
inees on both will be placed there by pe
tition, which, according to a provision of
the city charter must be filed with the
City Recorder on the Wednesday preced
ing the day for holding the election. The
reason for not Insisting on the direct pri
mary nominating laws being employed at
this time Is the desire to avoid the risk of
raising a question as to the constitution
ality of the new law.
No Interest at' Corvallis.
CORVALLIS, Or., Nov. 19. (Special.
The next city election does not take plaa
until the latter part of next May. The
event is so far away that as there has
been no mention of the matter. It Is prob
able that were the election Imminent no
attention would be paid here to the ri-
mary law. Other issues have always so
overshadowed partisan politics In this
town that the proposition to proceed
along those lines has always failed, and
would be the more likely to fall now,
since the Issue of "dry" or "wet" has
come so strenuously to the front
Ignored at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or., Nov. 19. (Special.) This
city will hold a city election on December
14, and two tickets have already been
named. One is- caiiea a citizens ucKet,
whose candidates were selected at a mass
convention, and will be nominated by pe
titions. The Republicans nominated their
ticket In the usual "way at a convention
held last Saturday, and paid so attention
to the direct primary law, on the grounds
that the law Is not yet In force.
Albany Will Nominate by Petition.
ALBANY. Or., Nov. 19. (Special.) No
attempt will be made to liold primaries
under the law or make nominations by
conventions under-the old system In Al
bany thia FalL As three Coundlmen are
the only officers to be elected this year.
the questions arising out of the passage
of this law will be avoided here ty mak
ing the nominations by petition.
Pendleton Election a Year Distant.
PENDLETON, Or., Nov. H. (8fcial.)
No steps have as yet seea tsJieeb here to'
CGiaply with tbe Unx of zk primary
law. There will be no city- election in
Peadleton until a year from next Decern
ber, city elections being held here every
Convention to Nominate at Medford.
MHDFORD, Or., Nov. 19. (Special.)
Primaries will not bo held under the di
rect primary law for the election next
January; in fact, nominations will be
made In mass convention. No political
lines will be drawn In the municipal cam-
Not Applied at Baker City.
BAKER CITY, Or.. Nov. 19. (Special.
The direct primary law was not applied
here this year. Both political parties ac
cepted .the opinion of Attorney-General
Crawford, namely, that the law is not
applicable at this time.
McMInnvllle Follows Old System.
aL'MINNVILLE, Or.. Nov. 19. (Special.)
McMInnvllle held its annual city elec
tion November 7 after the old custom.
Nominations were made in mass meeting,
and the nominees were elected without
Roseburg Election a Year Off.
ROSES URG, Or.. Nov. 19. (Special.)
til the first Monday of October, 1905. Par
ty nominations have not been customary
here In the past.
No Interest at Eugene.
EUGENE. Or., Nov. 19. (Special.) The
primary election nas receivea no atten
tion here, for no city election will be held
before the next session of the Legisla
The Dalles Election Next Spring.
THE DALLES, Or.. Nov. 19. (Special.)
No election will be held In this city un
til next Spring.
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
COMEDY SENSATION TONIGHT
"Candida," George Bernard Shaw's
Famous Play, at the Marquam
Tonight, at the Marquam Grand Thea
ter, Portland theatergoers will have an
opportunity of seeing the much talked of
"Candida." So many have asked the
question, "Have you seen 'Candida'?" that
another question has arisen from as many
more people, viz., "what Is 'Candida'?
Briefly as possible. "Candida" is one of
the strangest, wittiest, cleanest most en
joyable comedies ever put on the stage,
George Bernard Shaw, of London, Eng
land, wrote it. As he is a sort of literary
crank, he cared little, when he wrote the
play, whether It ever was played or not
He is. a man who utterly hates romance
In life that Is, he hates to have a man
or woman appear to be something that
Is In exact variance with what he or she
thinks and Is. And he hates to have peo
ple form impossible ideals which they
never can reach. For humor, wit and
telling epigram, the comedy challenges
rivalry among modern dramas, and the
atei'-goers In this city can safely make up
their minds to enjoy an extraordinary
treat The comedy will be presented by
a splendidly equipped company, including
Lester Lonergan and Alice Treat Hunt.
AT THE EMPIRE.
"Grimes' Cellar Door" Begins Engage
ment With Thanksgiving Day.
Beginning with a matinee on Thursday
next, James B. Mackle in "Grimes' Cel
lar Door" will finish out the week at tha
The scenic and mechanical effects or
the piece are all marvels of stage mechan
ism, and creations of the star, James B.
Mackle. Pantomimic and acrobatic trick
comedy, musical numbers and novel spe
cialties predominate, and the cast Is said
to be the strongest ever seen with a simi
lar organization, embracing the very best
artists in this country and Europe. It 13
both a comedy and a vaudeville show
In one. There will be a matinee Saturday
Columbia Benefit Tomorrow.
There's a shy young man who wishes
to attend the benefit to be given tomor
row afternoon at 2:15 o'clock at the Co
lumbia Theater to Miss Edith Angus, and
he is more than interested to know that
one ot the singers Is Louis Brandt in
genue at the Columbia. He met Miss
Brandt yesterday, and asked: "What is
the name of the song you are to sing, at
the benefit performance?" Miss. Brandt
thought awhile. Silence. Then turning
her eyes on the young man she said,
softly: "I Love You." Then she added
"That's tho name of the song I'm going
to sing. It was written by Sobeski." Miss
Brandt is a contralto. Another signer is
Dot Bernard, who will render "My- Lady
Frog." Songs are also to be sung by
Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer and Mrs. Walter
Reed. Mrs. Bauer will probably sing
Danza's A May Morning." The bill will
also Include star acts from different
vaudeville theaters In this city; a poem
from Rose Eytinge; the balcony scene
from "Romeo and Juliet"; a selection
by Lester Lonegran; Instrumental selec
tions, etc The sale of tickets is a large
one, and the benefit will be one of the
principal events of the season.
"Arizona" will be the attracton at the
Marquam. Grand Theater next Friday and
Saturday nights, November 25 and 26, with
a special price matinee Saturday.
When "Arizona" was first produced.
critics, professional and self-constituted.
contended as. to whether It would properly
classify as a melodrama or a realistic
comedy. Whichever pr whatever may be
its proper designation, the success of the
piece seems to indicate that it has won
its way into the hearts of the people. The
play will be presented by a most excellent
cast of players.
United Irish League Benefit.
A grand benefit In behalf of the United
Irish League is announced to take place
at .the Empire Theater next Wednesday
evening. November 23. An unusually en
tertaining programme has been arranged.
as was announced In the Sunday papers.
and the admission has been placed at the
low price of 25 cents. It is safe to assert
that a packed house will attend the per
Tickets for Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, at 10
o'clock, the advance sal of seats will
open for Haverly's Minstrels, which come
to The Marquam. Grand Theater next
Thursday afternoon and night, November
24. Thanksgiving Day. Billy Van, Jimmy
Wall and 44 other minstrels. Can. you
beat It for a good laugh after the turkey
dinner? Think of it
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
Sullivan & Considlne made their first
bow to the Portland public yesterday as
entertainers in vaudeville, In opening the
Grand Theater, lately Cordray'B, and their
entire bill is a most entertaining one.
Crowds of people attended the different
shows. Eight acts are given, several ot
them being top-liners, and the funniest
one of all, that of Fine and Dandy, comedy
acrobats, wasr not given on the pro-
crassnte. The tumbling and tight-wire per-
foonanca of this duo hit the top notch.
Musliner3 trained sheep and pigs present
a wonderful act, some of the animals
beiag nearly as clever as humans. The
two. Xtttotts. harp artists, present as an
opening pttc a shaoow-hkrp picture, the
oerformora stnolar. a a oaet "in tne
Q4otn-." They have s Toteee, and I
Another Great Week
Sales Climb Still Higher at
Ellers Piano House.
Costlv and Hlqh-Grade Pianos
w-, I ll 1 All n!rQHnnc
Some of the Reasons.
This Thanksgiving day will find many
Oregon homes rejoicing over the posses
sion of a lovely new piano.
The past week city sales and country
orders have- kept the Ellers Piano" House
aVilnnlno- 1onnrtTnfnt (in the iUIDD making
deliveries of high-grade pianos to Portland
homes, railway stations ana woarves.
We do not claim enure creoii ior-aw
many homes able to possess such, elegant
Instruments, the unusual prosperity pre
vailing everywhere In the Northwest and
great Dusmess activity, 01 course, uoa
something to do with it But we do not
hitnt tA r!eo.iTf that there are thou
sands of homes In the Northwest today
that would not oossess pianos or organs.
and auite as many that would not possess
4jne nearly so good, were It not for our
vigorous onslaught upon tne nign
handed practice of charging enormou3
prices for. very inferior makes of pianos,
which before the coming of the Ellera
Piano House placed even poor pianos out
or the reach ot people ot moderate means.
High-grade pianos, low prices, the con
venient and practical Installment plan of
Duying. our lron-ciad guarantees, wnicn
place the entire responsibility for the
piano being perfect upon us, mane our
patrons safe, and supplies them with a
better piano for the price than can be
secured anywhere else.
It Is as easy to sell pianos this way as
It Is by the antiquated, high-price method.
A wide-awake, economical way ot trans
acting, business and a small profit many-
sale policy, win do it 'inis Denent3 vasuy
more people and is in every way more
profitable to us.
Our sales reports for the past week:
show that no less than one hundred and
two people availed themselves of these
piano-buying advantages which we offer.
Our sales reports are here on file, and we
are glad to show them If there are any
doubting Thomases who question tne ac
curacy of this statement
The pianos are here, too, the world s
best the Chlckering, of Boston; New
York's great piano and artists' favorite,
the "Weber; Chicago's pride, the Kimball,
famous everywhere; the well-known aris
tocrat, the iiazelton; Philadelphia spride,
tho Lester; the stanch and reliable Hobart
M. Cable; the wonderful, many-toned
Crown: Story & Clark, Hallet & Davis.
Clarendon, Haddorff. Schiller. Schumann,
etc., etc. "We are glad to show them to
you, have you examine and test them.
quote you prices and demonstrate vour
saving. Ellers Piano House, largest. lead
ing and most responsible piano concern
on the Coast Large stores also In Spo
kane and' Seattle, Wash.; San Francisco,
play Irish airs on their harps. Frank Mel
ton, baritone, sings a new illustrated song.
"He s Only a Private, That's All," and
the slides are most excellent. Arthur O.
Folkert makes good in his double-note
whistling and imitations of bird calls. Sam
and Ida Kelly in a rural comedy sketch.
"SI and Mandy '; William Gross, German
comedian; the four Ollfans, acrobats, and
the grandlscope In A Guiltless Tramp
completes the bill for the week.
The Star's New Bill Today.
When the Star's new bill opens today.
the patrons of this theater will see the
greatest aerial act In vaudeville. The
Four Flying Banvards, two men and
two women are circus performers of
international reputation, and their
aerial casting has never been sur
passed. Their lithe and graceful bodies
dart through space, seemingly to fall
and be crushed on .the stage, only to be
snatched from midair by their watch-
ful fellow-performers. Their act is full
of the most daring feats and midair
gymnastics. Somersaults and dives are
nothing If not easy to these marvelous
acrobats, who have been trained to dis
regard life and limb in the world's
Cowles and Alden in Jonathanvs
Courtship," the Fletchers' in a humor
ous sketch, Schiller Brothers In an up-
to-date novelty act "he Violin Virtu
oso and the Singer," are acts that go
to make up a vaudeville programme of
merit Then there are the Great Zang,
the marvelous trick jumper; Hickman
and Morton, the clever sister sou-
brettes; Harry Brown, the singing
cartoonist, and. the always entertaining
Altogether an entertainment of the
most varied vaudeville. The first show
Is at 3 P. M.
Big Treat at Bijou.
Honestly, the programme prepared
for the Bijou this week promises to be
genuine vaudeville treat From Kos
ter & Bial's come the Orlandos, the
burlesque queens; Hildebrandt Is the
20th century Hercules, Zelma Sum-
merms is a cnarming cantamce, zie
relda has a sensational gymnastic-musical
act These are Just as a few of the
good things. The new bill begins this
Heraclides at the Arcade.
Tho strongest man in the world, tha
successor to Sampson, is Jtteracildes,
who opens an engagement at the Ar
cade Theater, beginning with the first
show at 2 P. M. today. His marvelous
feats of strength- have only to be seen
to be remembered, and his display of
virile power is a conclusive proof that
the day of the strong man Is not past
The whole bill Is made up of the latest
and best novelty acts. Witness: The
Harvey Children, musical artists; the
Edwards, the famous Roman ring per
formers; the Jamesons, the peerles3
team of comedy sketch artists; George
Wilson, a rag-time monologuist; Kata
Coyle, with a new Illustrated ballad,
and the American Bioscope, with tho
newest and best mo.vlrig pictures.
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