Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 15, 1904, PART TWO, Page 13, Image 13

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Port of Portland Fixes Levy
for Next Year.
Mysterious Blockade Runner Report,
ed to Be doming for Contraband
Cargo Ellerlc Off for
the Orient.
The Port of Portland tax levy lor 130
was fixed yesterday at 2.7 mills as against
2.S mills for the present year. Of this
amount, the proceeds of 1.5 mills will go
into the general fund, of -S of a mill into
the rofundlng fund and .4 of a mill into
the drydock fund. The report of Commis
sioners Adams and "Willis, fixing the levy,
was adopted by the board at a special
tvio nmmittcp that lnsnected the steam
er Wenona reported that her hull is in
fair condition ana recommenaea mat mas
be invited on specifications drawn up by
the superintendent, the bids to be opened
December 19.
On mntlrm of fYimmlKSinnpr Thomas, the
contract for providing a new boiler for the
steamer was awarded to tne wiiiametic
Boiler Works, whose bid was $1590. pro
vided the company will remove the old
boiler and put the new one in position for
a. price not to exceed $50.
The drydock rules were amended by a
provision that no charge be made for lay
days when it is too rainy to permit paint
ing or other work to be done on vessels.
An opinion by the board's attorneys,
Williams, Wood & LInthlcum, on the
question whether or not the drydock Is
exempt from taxation was read to the
effect that the town of St. Johns has no
power to collect taxes on the dock.
A communication from Major W. C
Langfltt to the City Council in reference
to dredging the east channel of the Morrison-street
bridge draw was passed along
by that body to the commission as the
proper authorities to deal with the matter.
Superintendent Groves was instructed to
see Major Langfitt and ascertain where
the material can be deposited.
Annie Larsen Damages Sarah Dixon
to Exte'nt of $1000.
The schooner Annie Larsen, lumber
laden for San Diego, collided with the
learner Sarah Dixon while being towed
down the river yesterday morning, and
damages to the extent of $1000 suffered by
the steamboat is the result.
The schooner was being towed through
the Morrison-street draw by the tug Nor
man. The Ocklahama was astern of the
pchooner and, as is customary in passing
through the narrow passage, dropped hei
hawser. The strong current proved toe
much for the tug and before the larger
boat could come to the rescue, the lumber
schooner had crashed broadside on to the
Sarah Dixon. The latter boat was lying
at her dock at the foot of Washington
Btreet. Four of her crew who
ing on the monkey rudders just had time
to escape to the M. F. Henderson, moored
alongside, when the crash came. -The
noise could be heard for blocks along the
water-front as the woodwork of the
frailer craft smashed and splintered from
the blow given by the heavy-laden
The lower house of the Dixon was
crushed' in for a distance of 20 feet for
ward of the wheel and the promenade
decks were broken on both sides at that
place. The steamer's plttman "was broken
on the starboad side, both cylinder tim
bers were demolished and the port guard
splintered. The Henderson, which was
lying between the Dixon and the dock,
received no damage. The schooner was
also unhurt and after being again made
fast to the towboats, proceeded on her
way down the river.
Captain Shaver estimates the damage to"
the Sarah Dixon at fully $1000. The blame
for the accident. If anyone Is to blame for
it. will probably be fixed at an investiga
tion by the steamboat inspectors.
Rumor Has It That Steamer Is "En
Route for Contraband Cargo.
An interesting rumor gained wide cir
culation on the water-front yesterday, but
could not be traced to an authoritative
eource. It was to the effect that a steamer
chartered for the purpose of running the
Japanese blockade is headed for this port
and will arrive in the next two weeks. Ac
cording to the common report the steamer
is coming to the Portland & Asiatic Com
pany, though that company will not figure
as its charterer. The freight Intended for
tho vessel is said to be en route over the
Harrlman lines. At the Portland & Asi
atic office it was stated that nothing what
ever was known of the matter, nor could
any one else be found who could furnish
any definite Information, except that the
steamer in question is not the Ellamy.
Nothing has been heard of this last
named mysterious vessel for some time
and shipping people have serious doubts
whether she is coming here. The marine
registers still report her as having cleared
through the Manila Custom-House on Oc
tober 27 lor the Columbia River. She
should have showed up long ago, unless
she is a marvel of slowness.
Steamer Leaves Today for the Orient
by Way of San Francisco.
The steamship Ellerlc, under charter to
the Portland & Asiatic Company, has fin
ished loading her outward cargo from this
port and will leave down this morning,
bound for San Francisco, where she will
complete her cargo for the Orient. Tho
steamer goes out In command of First
Officer James Findlay, as Captain McLeod
has not yet entirely recovered from his at
tack of smallpox. The captain will join
the steamer at San Francisco.
The Ellcrlc's cargo from here Is valued
at $179,218 and consists of 42S3 barrels of
floor. 375 bales of cotton, 150 tons of wheat,
415 hogsheads of leaf tobacco. 119 pieces of
machinery. 4 iron girders, 393 packages of
structural Iron. 9 steel drums, 5S pieces of
rolling mill machinery. 343 cases of sew
ing machines, 20 cases of sewing machine
oil and 3 cases of advertising machinery.
The steamer would have carried a full
cargo from here, but she was delayed by
bad weather in reaching port and then
suffered detention at quarantine 'and a
considerable portion of the freight in
tended for her was sent forward by other
Fewer Disasters Than Usual on Great
CHICAGO, Dec 14. The season just
closed probably has been the most profit
able one to ship underwriters in the his
tory of that business on the Great Lakes.
"Vessel-owners who carried no insurance
were equally fortunate, the dangers of
lake navigation reaching the lowest point
since boats sailed the lakes. Several
causes for this remarkable decrease In dis
asters are"iven. Some of them are free
dom from great storms, the nearly com
plete absence of fog, and a mysterious rise
In the stage of water, on all the upper
Because of the strike of masters and
pilots, general navigation did not begin
until after June L i-rom tnat time unui
tho close of navigation 430 disasters were
noted In. the official record of the under
writers. In 1903 there were 522 losses. The
aecrecato losses- on vessels in 1904 were
$1,260,750. and on cargoes $299,100.
Thirty-seven vessels of all kinds passed
out of existence. Their total tonnage was
17.6S7. The total tonnage lost the preced
ing year was 31,644.
Minnesota at San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14. The steam
er Minnesota, the largest vessel ever in
the Pacific Ocean, arrived here today from
Norfolk, Va., on the way to Seattle, where
she is to enter the service of the Great
Northern Railway Company. The Minne
sota has a cargo capacity of more than
3,000 tons. Though bullf expressly for
freighting purposes, she has passenger ac
commodations for 21S first .cabin, eight sec
ond cabin and 2400 steerage. She is 630
feet long, 7 feet beam and 90 feet from
her keel to the upper bridge. She will
probably sail from Seattle for the Orient
in January.
Saved Themsefves on Deckhouse.
BOSTON. Dec. 14. News of the loss of
the bark Emlta, bound from Fernanda.
Fla.. to Fall River, Mass., with lumber
and of the rescue of hor captain, his wifo
and the crew of seven men, after being
for hours at the mercy of the sea on the
vessel's deckhouse, was brought here to
day by the Clyde line steamer New York.
The Emlta struck on Diamond Shoal off
Hatteras last Sunday. Those on board
having no time to lower boats succeeded
In hanging on to the deckhouse.
Big Dredge's Excellent Showing.
While working at Henrlcl's bar last
Thursday, the Port of Portland dredge
Columbia made the best record of her
career, being employed 23 hours and 50
minutes out of the 24 hours. In that time
she excavated a channel 500 feet long, 300
feet wide and four feet deep, and removed
22,222 yards of material. This is a show
ing that probably cannot be equaled by
another dredge In the world. The dredge
rwill complete her work at that point in
the Columbia this week.
Departures Froni Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec 14. Threo ships
have put to sea Trom Tacoma harbor.
They are the French bark Edouard De
toullle. the American bark Edward JVIay
and - the unlucky French ship Admiral
Cecllle, which has had so much trouble,
and was libeled in the Federal Court. The
Cecllle leaves under bond.
DIrigo Requires Inspection.
SEATTLE. Dec. 14. While in northern
waters on the last voyage, the steamer
Dingo went on the beach at Bcllabella:
Good weather favored 'the vessel and she
was not seriously damaged. The DIrigo
went on the drydock today for an inspec
tion. Marine Notes.
The German ship Arthur Fitger has
been laid on at Hamburg to load general
cargo for Girvin & Eyre, of this city.
The competition between the Lewis
River and La Center Transportation
Companies has resulted in a rate war on
that route, the Kamm Company yesterday
cutting the round trip rate to 50 cents
between Portland and points between
Lewis and Lake Rivers.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Dec 14. Arrived down at 9 A.
M. Steamrr Redondo. Arrived at 9:45 A. M.
and left up at noon Steamer Aurolla, trom
San Francisco. Arrived at noon Schooner El
dorado, from Tslntau. Condition of the bar at
5 P. JL, obscured: wind south; weather rainy.
Ssn Francisco, Doc 14. Sailed last night
Steamer, for Portland. Sailed Schoon
ers Luzon and Irene, for Portland. Arrived
Steamer Minnesota, from Norfolk, Bahla, and
Coronel; steamer Santa Barbara, from Gray's
Harbor. Sailed Bark Rose, for Freemantle;
ateamer Homer, for Gray's Harbor; Mtamer
Mackinaw, for Victoria1; steamer Lakme, for
Nanalmo; schooner Lizzie Vance, for Gray's
New York. Dec 14. Arrived Rotterdam,
from Rotterdam.
Hone Kong. Dec 14. Sailed Empress of
Japan, for Vancouver, B. C, via. Shanghai,
Nagasaki. Koke and Yokohama. Arrived De
cember IS Doric, from San Francisco, via
Honolulu, Yokohama, etc
Liverpool. Dec. i'i. Sailed Tydeui, lor Seat
tle, via Hong Kong; Baltic for New York, via
Quecnstown. Arrived Welshman, from Port
Portland Girl Gets Home Today'VYith
"The Billionaire" Company.
From a local standpoint the most inter
esting feature of "The Billionaire," which
comes to the Columbia- tonight, will be
the appearance of Miss Diamond Donner,
a Portland girl, as the leading soprano.
Miss Donner came to this city when she
was 7 and most of her life has been spent
here. She lived with her parents on the
Bast Side and attended the public schools.
She graduated from Portland Academy In
1895 and from Wellesley In 1S0L Immedi
ately upon her graduation she Joined the
chorus of "The Prince of Pilsen" and soon
worked her Way into an important solo
part. From "Pilsen" she went to "Buster
Brown" and made such a favorable im
pression that last Fall she was given the
leading soprano role in "The Billionaire."
Miss Donner has many friends and ac
quaintances here who have been watching
her career with great Interest and she will
be tendered a "veritable ovation on her ap
pearance this evening.
The Klaw & Erlanger spclal train carry
ing "The Billionaire" company will arrive
at .10:30 this morning. It consists of two
standard Pullmans, three baggage cars, a
diner ana. a day coach.
Harry Barman, of New York, formerly
of Portland, is at the Hotel Portland.
C W. Mount, general agent of the O.
R. & N. at Lewlston, returned to his
home yesterday, after a couple of days
spent in Portland in conference with Gen
eral Passenger Agerit A. L. Craig.
L. V.' Druce, agent of the Grand Trunk
Railway system at Seattle, was in the
city yesterday for a short visit in the in
terest of his road. Mr. Druce is a great
bird-fancier, and while here, made ars
rangements for the. shipment of a large
consignment of Chinese pheasants to his
farm near Seattle, where he will turn
them loose to propagate.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.-(Speclal.)-North-western
people registered at New York
hotels today as follows: -
From Portland L. Peterson, at the Im
perial. From Seattle W. S. Callaman, at the
Marlborough; Miss G. Denny, at the Hol
land. BOSTON, Mass.. Dec 14. (Special.)
Sir Charles Ross and Hon. Percy Thel
luson arrived in America today to tour
the principal cities. They will visit the
Pacific Coast and Northwest.
Legislators to Meet.
A meeting of the Multnomah legislative
delegation has been called for tonight
by W. Li. Boise, chairman of the County
Central Committee. The session will be
held in City Hall, and will be for the sole
purpose of effecting organization for fu
iure consideration of bills.
Cures Sore Eyes. Makes weak Eyes
strong. Murine don't smart, it eoothes
Eye pain. Druggists and opticians.
HCarrir Traak Co.
231 Morrison, is headquarters for trunks,
suit cases and bags. Trunks repaired.
"Why don't you try Carter's Little Liver
Pillss They are a positive cure for sick
headache and all the ills produced by
disordered liver.
Fine Art PianosWhere to Find Them
The piano is the visible sign of culture in every genteel household. A fine instalment bespeaks eloquently the musical feeling, the artistic appreciation of
the quality, and lends a certain distinction to its environment, however simple. Similarly is it true that an inferior piano cheapens the effect of the richest
surroundings and hints of some stain oiv the owner's escutcheon of taste. But unless one has the proficient earand technical judgment of an expert the way of
the piano Tjuyer is hard. To avoid the pitfalls that' beset the path of the average purchaser we have made it possible to make piano buying easy at our place
by presenting to the public pianos of unquestioned reputation and which are indorsed by the leading artists of the day
The King Is Coming
- Ovide Musin
The great Belgian violinist and his com
pany of artists will appear in. this city
-December 19 at the White Temple, when
all music lovers will want to hear this
master of the violin, as well as Grace
Whistler Misick, the accomplished con
tralto : Marion Green, a magnificent basso,
and Guillame Koenig, the brilliant pian
ist. On this occasion
The Everett Piano-
will be used, which represents all that is
Ijest in piano construction and is a recog
nized art product appealing to the cul
tured musical taste.
Other Artistic Pianos
STECK Founded over a half century
ago and known as The Old Reliable.
FISCHER Established in 1840 and over
120,000 now in use in all parts of the
HARDMAN Established in 1842, over
60,000 in use and the piano known to
improve with use.
PACKARD' A piano of the finest con
struction and artistic merit.
LrUDWIG One of the most popular pi
anos at a moderate price and a 'big
Allen &
Oregon and Washington Offi
cials to Work Together.
Says Open Season for Salmon on Co
lumbia Should Be Extended Ten
Days, and That Perpetuation
Relies on Hatcheries.
That the open season for salmon fishing
on the Columbia River should be length
ened ten days, that Is. to August 25; that
early Spring salmon will become cxUnct
unless propagated by hatcheries, but that
hatcheries will be Ineffectual so long as
Irrigating ditches shall be permitted to
destroy the fry; that the closed Sunday
would be cosUy of enforcement and would
not protect the fish, because they would
be caught further upstream; that all flsh
ins: irear should be regulated by law with
out discrimination against any; that thel
chief reason for the short supplies of eggs
at the hatcheries this year is due to the
unusually muddy condition of the Colum
bia, which kept tho fish out at sea, and
to the low Autumn stages of tributary
hatchery streams; that perpetuation of
salmon must Tely entirely on hatcheries I
such are tne opinions 01 x. jx. Acranaw,
Fish Commissioner of the State of Wash
ington. Mr. Kershaw says that hereafter
he will -not heed the petitions of canners
and cold-storage men, but will close the
season up tight on the day and hour set
by law. This year the closed season was
enforced neither on the Oregon nor on
the Washington side of the Columbia.
Mr. Kershaw arrived from Belllngham
yesteTday and will go to Astoria today to
attend the conference of legislators which
is to be held there this afternoon. The
lawmakers will hall from Clatsop and Co
lumbia CounUes, Oregon, and from Pa
cific, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz and Clark
Counties, Washington. H. G. Van Dusen,
Oregon's Master Fish Warden, will at
tend. The conferees will endeavor to
agree on a plan of concurrent legislation
for the two states.
Such co-operation is regarded as highly
'essential both both Mr. Kershaw and Mr.
Van Dusen. The Washington Commis
sioner agrees that he should have author
ity to make arrests in Oregon, and Mr.
Van Dusen in Washington, and that cul
prits should be prosecuted In the county:
where the offense was committed. He
says that if he had enforced the close
season last Autumn a number of canners
on his side would have gone bankrupt, be
cause on August 11, four days before the
open season legally ended, several had
secured not more than 10 per cent of their
expected pack, but that as things turned
out their packs were normal. Every
packer on the Washington shore peti
tioned him to let him fish, and ho ac
quiesced to savo them from ruin.
"But hereafter," said he last night, "I
shall enforce the closed season: on the Co
lumbia as I did on Puget Sound last
Mr. Kershaw expressed much surprise to
see Mr. Van Dusen subjected to so much
criticism. "In my state." he remarked,
"I have the moral support of every fishing
Interest. If I did not I would resign."
The Fish Commissioner of Washington
has considerably more authority than the
Fish Warden of Oregon; anyhow more po
litical Independence. He is appointed by
the Governor, while the Fish Warden in
Oregon is appointed by a commission
consisting of tho Governor, Secretary of
State and State Treasurer.
It is the opinion of Mr. Kershaw that,
the open season in August can be length
ened 10 days without hazarding the hatch
ery stock of fish. He says that hatchery
Gilbert-Ramaker Co.. Sixth and Morrison sts.
propagation has made the runs later than
formerly; that August salmon are as fit to
pack as July fish used, to be. and that
after August S3 enough will go by to sup
ply the hatcheries.
Until laws are enacted to protect salmon,
fry from destruction in Irrigation ditches
he will not operate the Eastern "Washing
ton hatcheries. Four hatcheries are In
that part of the state, namely, on the
Methow. the Colvllle, the Little Spokane
and at Wenatchee. That on the Methow
was the only one held ready for work this
year and it received no salmon. Past the
Colvllle hatchery only 11 fish were seen to
pass. Mr. Kershaw believes that the low
water of those streams kept the fish away.
When It was pointed out that the Snake
River at Ontario is a big stream even in
dry years and that the take of eggs thero
was far shprt, he responded that he could
not speak for Ontario since he was not
familiar with Its conditions. The salmon
which reach the headwaters, he is sure,
are those which enter the river In April,
May and June. The State of Washington
now has four hatcheries on tributaries of
the Columbia west of the Cascades and
Mr. Kershaw will advocate establishment
of another.
Police Sergeant Discovers Family In
Going In response to a call at 402 Water
street last night. Sergeant of Police
Hogeboom discovered a pitiable case of
destitution. Charles Johnson had beaten
his frail wife most brutally, she said, and
had fled from the house before the arrival
of the, officer. She was In a sad condition.
In a report to Chief Hunt, Sergeant
Hogeboom stated that Mrs. Johnson told
him she had to beg from neighbors fre
quently to keep from starvation. She said
her husband worked, but drank up all his
earnings. She also declared he often beat
her unmercifully.
Today Detective Hawley, of the Boys'
and Girls' Aid Society, will be dispatched
to investigate the matter more fully, as
there-are some children In the family who
need care.
Policeman Finds Sad State of Affairs
on His Beat.
Three families living In one small house,
at the northwest corner of East Eleventh
and Umatilla streets, and with the diph
theria raging-there, was what Policeman
Isakson found last night when he visited
the scene.
Policeman Isakson made an Investiga
tion, upon the request of neighbors, who
complained that there had been no re
strictions upon the families by the health
authorities. He found the conditions stated
above, and recommended in a report to
Chief Hunt that steps be taken today to
remedy the trouble. The Health Depart
ment will be asked to take action.
Continuous Applause at the Star.
Crowded houses and continuous ap
plause welcome the best bill of the season
at the Star Theater.
Every act Is a great vaudeville novelty.
The whirlwind dancers Xrom Turin, Italy,
the Molassos, Introduce cyclone waltzes,
an Innovation that sets Portland audiences
in a whirl of enthusiasm. Blmm Bomm
Brrr are three sensational musical per
formers, while a wee tot who Is a member
of Close Brothers marvelous acrobatic
quartet, does a hair-raising stunt of fall
ing to the ground from the top of a three-man-high
pyramid. The Molassos perform
at 3:30, 8:30 and 9:30.
Oregon's Trophy Is Unveiled.
MANIIJA. Dec li. The gunnery record
trophy presented by President P.oosevelt
to the battleship Oregon was unveiled to
day. Hear-Admlral Stirling, in command
of the Philippine squadron of the Asiatic
fleet, made the presentation speech, after
which the President's salute was fired.
There was a large reception on board the
Oregon, which was attended by Major
General H. C. Corbln and many officials.
There is nothing that acids so much to the artistic
piano locally as the preference and opinions of our own
artists. While D'Albert, Sauer Carreno and Hambourg
give the highest expression as to the Knabe being abso
lutely the best in America? no less valued is the opinion of
Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer, our own greatest singer, as to the
artistic merit of this matchless piano, who, before select
ing a Knabe Grand, for her own use, spent some time in
investigating the merits of other pianos handled here.
"Teas of the DUrbrv!llea."
Joan Durbeyfleld ....Louise Royce
Abraham ...Ollte Cooper
John Durbeyfleld -William Terance
Angel Clare Lucius Henderson
Mr. Crick Frank McQuarry
Alec D'UrbervIlle. Melbourne MacUowell
Betty Lillian Armsby
Marian Adele Worth
Izz ..Georfjle Wood thorp e
Jonathan Kali C. Gregory Rodgers
Amby Seedling Forrest Scabury
Teas Florence Roberts
Bill Lcwel Sterling Lord-Whitney
Liza Lu Anita Allen
Ballirr Christian Lynton
Only a few weeks ago I tried to write
an appreciation of Florence Roberts as
she appears in "Tess of the D'Urber
vllles." Contritely it must be admitted
that the effort fell short. In this second
Instance I shall not attempt to tell of her
magnificent acting in the role of Thomas
Hardy's unhappy heroine. I predict that
some of these days, good, gray, old Will
iam Winter will sit down to his desk and
analyze for us the great art of Florence
Roberts. I wish that all of those who set
up a bewailing over the present state of
the American drama could have seen this
woman with the touch of genius on her
play her greatest part last night. I say
greatest perhaps unwisely, for I have not
seen her "Nora," and after Friday night
amendment may be pertinent.
Despite the face that the play had been
seen here only a month before, there was
a fine audience present. The majority of
it understood the drama and the star, so
there was an Intelligent and attentive
Melbourne MacDowell appeared as Miss
Roberts' leading support for the first time
in this city. He was cordially received,
and as "Alex D'UrbervIlle," he made an
excellent Impression. Lucius' Henderson
still plays Clare acceptably, which same
may be said for Adele Worth. William
Terance, Ollle Cooper, Louise Royce and
George Woodthorpe, who have the other
important assignments. Tonight will see
Miss Roberts In "The Adventure of Lady
Ursula," an Anthony Hope costume-comedy,
which will give the star an oppor
tunity to display her rare talents In a
light character. A. A. G.
What the Press Agents Say.
Klaw and Erlanger Present Thomas
Q. Seabrooke Tonight.
Tonight at S:15 o'clock and tomorrow
afternoon at 2:15, Klaw & Erlanger will
present Thomas Q. Seabrooke in the big.
musical comedy success, "The Billion
aire," at the Columbia Theater, Four
teenth and Washington streets1. The per
formance will possess unusual interest
from the humor of the story and the bril
liancy of Its magic music. The support
ing company will include Diamond Don
ner, Josle Intropldl, Helen Dexter, Lois
Ewell, Vesta Stanton, Helen Carpenter,
Ethel Intropldl, Bessie KInsella. Pauline
Harrice, Harry Macdonough. Tony Hart,
Walter Perclval, A. Seymour Brown,
Frederic Scott, John Steppllng, Charles
Halton. James Grant and Abraham "Fried
land. There will be a chorus of 70. Seats
are now selling until 7 this evening in the
Marquam Grand Theater lobby, after
wards at the Columbia.
Fine Emotional Work of Cathrine
Countiss at the Columbia.
The concluding line of the popular
stanza. "Laugh and the world laughs
with you," might appropriately be para
phrased to read, "Weep and It laughs the
more." If applied to the ordinary, stereo
typed emotional acting of the ordinary
The Queen Will Soon Be Here
Johanna Gadski
At the Marquam December 19.
It is unfortunate that two such great
artists should appear in our city at the
same time, but there is comfort in the
thought that Portland is a music-loving
city and that both will be accorded large
audiences. Madam Gadski is endowed
with a marvelous voice and charming per
sonality, and a rare treat awaits all those
who have the good fortune to hear her
on this occasion.
The Baldwin Piano
will be used, the piano of her choice and
the piano she uses on all occasions the
great American piano that took the Grand
Prix at Paris, 1900, and the Grand Prize
at the St. Louis Exposition, just closed.
Special Reductions
In order that all may possess a piano
of the highest excellence, we have made
quite a reduction on all our pianos this
month bsides giving you the opportunity
of paying for it on our easy-payment plan.
We also have some good second-hand and
used pianos at
$400 pianos at
$350 pianos at
stereotyped emotional actress.
But it does not apply to the magnificent
portrayals by Miss Countiss. In the second
act of te "Prodigal Daughter," of alter
nate pasdlon and despair. In this scene
the talented actress does not simulate but
Is actually transformed Into the very In
carnation of a wronged woman, and
sways her audience to succeeding rage j
and sympathy, as though a relative of
their own, similarly mistreated, appealed
to them.
Betrayed, and abandoned by the man
for whom she has sacrificed home, family
and all the ties to which a woman clings.
Cathrine Countiss rises to heights which
have made actresses world-famous and
will long be remembered In the annals of
the Portland stage.
"Lady Ursula". Tonight.
Anthony Hope's sprightly romantic
comedy, "The Adventure of Lady Ursula,"
will be presented by Florence Roberts and
her company at the Marquam Grand to
night, and for all who enjoy a thoroughly
hearty laugh and clever acting, thls is the
bill. It is splendidly written and abounds
in witty lines and laughable situations.
Miss Roberts is a revelation in the title
role and extracts all the values from It.
Report has It that the mischievous Lady
Ursula Is her favorite character. Tomor
row night "A Doll's House" will be the
bill and much is expected from it.
"The Fatal Scar.
"The Fatal Scar" begins Its engagement
at the Kmplre Theater tonight, and will
run until Saturday night, with a matinee
Saturday. This is a play for the family,
young and old. It Is relaxation from care
and worry, a force in character-building
through exciting such feelings and senti
ments as tend to develop and strengthen
a man. It Is universal in its power to In
terest, to move and to amuse, for it deals
with experiences common, to all mankind,
though specialized by a chosen environ
ment. Once seen, this drama is sure of a
hearty welcome on a return date.
The company consists of clever actors
and actresses, chosen for their special fit
ness for the various roles in the play.
Also as a special attraction the manage
ment has secured Frank James, the last
of the James Boys, and he will appear
nightly, and this will probably be his last
as well as his first appearance here be
hind the footlights.
The Columbia Stock Company will open
Its third week under the management of
A. H. Ballard, next Sunday afternoon.
The play will be "Camille." It has been
a long time since Portland audiences have
witnessed this masterpiece of the .emo
tional drama at popular prices. andMt is
not overdrawn to predict that the produc
tion which is to be given by the Columbia
company will far overshadow even many
of the big- 51.50 ones ihat have been given
by road companies. Miss Countiss In the
leading role will be in her element, as the
part calls for those sudden transitions
from bright, careless laughter and mock
ery to deep sorrow and emotion, united
with physical suffering. The gowns worn
will be new and exquisite, and the entire
scenery and stage settings will be the
richest and most costly of any production
of "Camille," probably, that has ever been
given here.
Black Patti Troubadours.
Mirth, melody and music Is the keynote
Lof the performance to be given by the
famous Black fattl Troubadours at the
Empire Theater for five nights, starting
Tuesday. December 20. The sale of seats
begins tomorrow morning. Those . sweet
singers and ebony-colored funmakers of
Dixie land have been recognized for years
as a high-class standardattraction and
one that has scored a "phenomenal popular
success with theatergoers In all sections
of the country. Among the 40 In its ranks
are to be found the most talented Afro
American singers, dancers and comedians
In the world.
"Shore Acres."
There must be great merltand sterling
worth In a play to carry It successfully
through ten or more consecutive seasons!
$150, $176, S200 and $218.
$324, $375 pianos at $286,
$268, $300 pianos at $238.
Such a play Is "Shore Acres." which is
underlined for production at the Empire
Theater next Sunday matinee, Sunday and
Monday nights The sale of seats begins
this morning. This charming idyl of
American home life was written by the
late actor-dramatist. James A Heme, and
first produced by him at McVIcker's The
ater. Chicago, in May, 1S92. and it still
continues to bask in the sunshine of pub
lic; favor. In Its career It has broken
many records for long runs, the longest
being a season's run at Daly's Theater,
New York. When first seen in the me
tropolis. It was hailed as an epoch-marking
work and Its author was spoken of as
the American apostle of realism and tho
American Ibsen. .
"A Chinese Honeymoon" Coming.
Mr. Sam S. Shubert's big company of b0
In the much heralded international musi
cal comedy hit. "A Chinese Honeymoon,"
will be tho attraction at the Marquam
Grand Theater next Tuesday and Wednes
day night, December 20 and 21. This will
be one of the really big operatic treats of.
the season. There are two companies now
playing this charming piece In America,
one company In London and one In Aus
tralia. The company that is to play here
is the Xo. 1 organization which created a
furore In Boston. Manhattan Beach and
Atlantic City, where Its success was un
precedented In the history of musical com
edy. The advance sole of seats will open
next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Thalian Girls Play.
Tomorrow (Friday) night at 8 o'clock
at the Arlon Hall, corner Second and
Oak streets, the Thalian Girls will give
an entertainment for the benefit of the
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society, consisting
of a comedy In three acts entitled "Of
ferings to Folly." Thomas Bobson, the
boy soprano, will sing, and Eugene and
Earnest Nordstrom will give character
songs and dances. Tickets are on sale
at Woodard & Clarke's drug store and
the Red Cross Pharmacy on Sixth
street, near Oak.
Thrilling Acts at the Grand.
At the Grand Theater all this week an
extraordinary bill Is being given. Madame
Clifford nightly performs feats with
swords, daggers, guns and cannon that
defy emulation. People sit and shudder
and yet they are fascinated by the lady's
extraordinary work. The Martels do
everything on their bicycles, and almost
walk on the thin air. Berger brothers do
an absolutely new act In physical endur
ance and acrobatic skill. Wills and Col
lins create roars of laughter. O'Brien
and West tell funny stories so fast that
one has hardly time to breathe between
the laughs. Smith and Chester sing duets
delightfully. Mr.- Bonner offers a new
Illustrated song, and the grandiscope
gives fine pictures never before seen in
this city, and everybody Is delighted.
"The Youngest Rough Riders."
At the Arcade Theater this week are
the'yc-unsest rough riders In the world,"
the three Rennee children,'' aged 3, 4 and 5
years, the moat winning tots that ever
toddled on a stage. They appear with
their father and mother In a charactei
change act. first entertaining the audience
as Swiss warblers, then as a family of
Hebrews, and again as street beggars,
concluding with a realistic camp scene.
The act Is a top-liner, and on the bill
with it are also musical and comic turns
that make up a vaudeville feast fit for a
Bijou's Splendid Acts.
For an act that makes you hold your
breath see De Shields at the Bijou.
Swinging and swaying oh a slack wire,
he rides a bicycle and then a unlcycle.
He climbs a ladder, and still hangs on by
his eyelids to the wire. Ml3s Kendall and
Miss Thompson have caught the musical
car with their cornet playing and bugle
calls. Ben Jarrett's fun 13 contagious.
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