Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 30, 1904, Page 7, Image 7

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Sunday Editor MalnC235
City Editor Main ICO
Society Editor Mala C235
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amuses rENrs.
bet. 6th and 7th) Matinee at 3o" clock, even
lns: at 8:30, "The Star o Bethlehem."
COLUMBIA THEATER (Hth and Washington)
Tonight at 8:15. "The Charity Ball." .
EMPIRE THEATER (12th and Morrison)
Tonight at 8:15, Marie Heath In "For Moth
er's Sake."
GRAND THEATER (Park and -Washington)
Continuous vaudeville. 2 to 10:30 P. M.
STAR THEATER (Park and "Washington)
Continuous vaudeville, 2 to 10:30 P. M.
BAKER THEATER (Third and Tamhlll)
Continuous vaudeville. 2:30 to 10:30 P. M.
ARCADE THEATER (7th and Washington)
Continuous vaudeville. 2 to 10:30 P. M.
BUOU THEATER (Sixth, near Alder) Con-
tlnuous vaudeville from 2:30 to 10:30 P. M.
UTRIC THEATER (cor. Alder and 7th)-Con-
Unuous vaudeville from 2:30 to 10:30 P. M.
Respect American Laws. Chief Officer
Frank Cacace, of the Italian ship Celeste,
protests on his own behalf and that of
ihis shipmates, that the apprentice, Asta
rita, who was arrested Christinas day by
Policeman Croxford, charged with firing
a revolver near the Oceanic dock, was
guilty of disorderly conduct or that he
knowingly broke the law. "In our own
country. Italy, we always make merry
Christmas day, and we often Are off guns
and revolvers, just because wc are glad,"
proceeded Cacace. "Astarita did not
.know he was breaking the law when
he fired off his revolver. He certainly was
not shooting at gulls. If the policeman
had politely told the young man that he
was breaking the law by shooting, the
incident would have stopped, and thoro
would have been no trouble. But the po
liceman wished to arrest Astarita, and
our captain would not permit this to be
done, on the ground that the policeman
did not have a warrant. The policeman
was not present when the shooting took
place he was told about it by another
parson. Astarita, who is a highly educa
ted young man, did not wrap the Italian
flag around his body as a sign that he
could not be arrested. By the captain's
order, the Italian flag was placed on the
gangway, as a sign that wc did not wish
people aboard the ship that afternoon.
Everybody on board the Celesto has the
highest respect for the American law.
As soon as the policeman came with a
warrant, Astarita went with him, most
willingly. "We have too high a respect
for the Italian flag to do anything to dis
grace, if
Goat Show at Daixas. The Sixth An
nual Angora Goat S"how for the State of
Oregon will be held in Dallas, Polk Coun
ty, Or., on Thursday and Friday, January
IB and 20, 1903, -under the auspices of the
Polk County Mohair Association. There
will be two grades of goats eligible for
entry, registered and unregistered, 45
prizes being awarded in each class. Diplo
mas will be given all prizewinners. Free
space will be given to all those who desire
to make an exhibit of sheep and poultry
The latter exhibits will be entirely inde
pendent of the goat show, and this ar
rangement is made simply to give the
sheepgrowers arid poultry raisers an oppor
tunity to show their blooded stock.
Mns. McKinket Foils Swindler. Mrs.
William McKinney, who has a delicates
sen store on East Morrison street, near
Grand avenue, says that an attempt was
made to pass a bogus check on her a few
days ago, presumably by the same man
who successfully worked off so many
checks elsewhere. She says he was
around her place of business for some
time, but could not persuade her to ac
cept a check in payment for articles ho
wanted to buy, as she was satisfied he
was a swindler. When he left, Mrs. Mc
Kinney went around the neighborhood
and notified the business men to look out
for the swindler.
'"lSbDRBss on Public SERVANTS.-Alexaa-dcr
Johnson, general secretary of the Na
tional Conference of Charities and Cor
rections, who is visiting Portland with a
view to arranging a session and annual
conference in this city next July, will de
liver an address this evening at the Tem
ple Beth Israel, in the course of the regu
lar services, on "The Servants of the
Public and Their Master." Mr. Johnson
is. a former president of the National Con
ference, and was general secretary of the
Charities and Correction Organization at
the Columbian Exposition at Chicago.
Burglars Send Advance Agent. The
home of Dr. C. T. Prehn, 546 East Pine
street, was broken into and burglarized
yesterday afternoon, during the absence
of the family. About $3 in money and
silverware valued at ?5 were stolen. For
several days a hoy has been going to
houses in the neighborhood for various
purposes, calling at the home of Dr.
Prehn, among the residences visited, and
asking for stamps with which to send a
letter home. The supposition now is that
he was sent to the houses to find out the
best way to enter them.
To LlAT Track on Killingsworth
Avenue. Track is being laid on Killings
worth avenue, between Williams and
Union avenues, which will connect the
Woodlawn and Vancouver line with the
St. Johns branch of the Portland Con
solidated Company. Ties are being dis
tributed for this connecting link. The
branch will give access to the carbarns
to cars on the Union-avenue line, which
Is the object of laying the track. The
big barn is now completed. It Is the larg
est in the city, being 400 feet long by 9C
feet wide.
Valuable Dog Poisoned. J. a. Taylor
has lost the friend and companion of nine
years, his dog Bright, the finest English
pointer on the Pacific Coast and equal to
the world's best Every dog-fancier In
the three Pacific States knew this animal
&r knew of him. Bright was murdered
yesterday, poisoned by some dastard of
an assassin. No man loved a dog with
, deeper affection than Mr. Taylor had for
" Bright
Chinese Mission to Entertain. An en
tertainment will be given by the Baptist
ohinese Mission at 248 Second street be
tween Madison and Main, next Saturday
night at S o'clock. The programme will
consist of recitations, dialogues, solos
musical selections, etc. All the friends of
the mission are Invited. The Baptist Mis
sion has recently been taken care of by
ihe Baptist Missionary Union.
John W. Bankson Buried. The funeral
of John W. Bankson, veteran actor and
veteran of the Civil War, was held yes
terday afternoon from the home of Mrs
E. Bell, 32S Grand avenue. There was a
large attendance, including a number of
members of the G. A. H. Poste. Rev. A. L..
Black, of Cavalry Baptist Church, con
ducted the services. The Interment was in
Lone Fir Cemetery.
Arrest op Suspect. John Richards,
aged 19 years, was arrested by Detectives
Kerrigan and Snow last night on a charge
of burglary. He Is wanted at The Dalles
by City Marshal Woods. Goods supposed
to have been stolen were found in his
possession. He will be returned for trial,
when taken he was armed with a loaded
Bridge Iron Shipped. The draw span
and iron of the old Morrison bridge have
all been shipped by the Pacific Bridge
Company, the contractors of the new
bridge, to California by rail. It took sev
eral cars to carry the iron. The last was
sent the fore part of the week. It will be
used in another bridge.
Cantata The Coming of the King, with
additional numbers. Centenary Church, to
night Chorus. Soloists. Admission, 50c.
No One Can Afford to Miss the rare
money-saving opportunity presented at
Rosenthal's inventors' sale.
Rosenthal's. 149 Third street, have
launched the greatest shoe sale In the his
tory of Portland.
The Great Shoe Sale at Rosenthal's
,1s drawing crowds of eager buyers.
C W. Barr, Dentist 17 Dekum.
B. B. Rich Carlo Store Is selling out
Girl Is Missing. Police assistance has
been requested by Mr. and Mrs. C A.
Kressman In their search for Mrs. Eleanor
Seton, who disappeared from their home
last Monday night She has not been
seen since. She left there to go to the
home of a friend, but is said not to have
reached there. She was formerly em
ployed at the Portland Academy, where
she recently had trouble with the matron,
as it was thought she was posing as one
of the instructors. She was employed as
housekeeper there.
Woodmen Will Entertain. A Christ
mas festival will be held tonight by Mult
nomah Camp, No. 77, W. O. W., in Its
hall at East Sixth and East Alder streets.
A short and entertaining programme has
been prepared, and after that Is over the
floor will be cleared for the young people
to dance while their elders play whist
Last Social Tonight. George Wright
Relief Corps will hold Its last whist so
cial tonight at Mulkey Hall, No. 2. Theso
socials have been wl patronized and
very enjoyable. The proceeds go Into the
relief fund. Members of G. A. R. and
other camps and all friends are Invited.
The reliable steamer Redondo sails Sun
day morning for San Francisco. Cabin,
512; steerage. 58. Thompson's Ticket Of
fice, 12S Third.
Sellwood to Have Readlng-Room and
a Circulating Library.
The Sellwood Library Association was
organized in the lecture-room of the Sell
wood Presbyterian Church Wednesdayv
night Owing to the hard storm, the at
tendance was small, but It waa decided to
proceed with the organization. Rev. D. A.
Thompson, who has been active in start
ing the movement made a short state
ment as to what it Is expected to accom
plish. A reading-room supplied with mag
azines and the dally papers, and a cir
culating library of books to "be furnished
from the Portland Library, Is Intended.
The building on Umatilla avenue, across
tho street from the schoolhouse, has been
spoken for. It contains a large room on
the first and second floors. Mr. Thompson
said It Is contemplated to place the li
brary In the lower-floor room and use the
upper room for a boys gymnasium club.
He said It will cost $50 to fit up the
building for use, and that the average
expense will be about $25 per month, this
expense Including electric lights, rent and
care of the building. The Portland Li
brary will furnish 50 books to start with,
which Is to be increased to 150 or more,
and will form the basis of a circulating
library. Mr. Thompson also reported that
Mr. Stone, of the Portland Y. M. C. A.,
is interested, and had expressed the hope
that It would develop into a branch Y. M.
C. A.
With this report accepted, the meeting
elected the following permanent officers:
President, A. N. Wills; vice-president.
Rev. D. A. Thompson; secretary, Mrs.
H. R. Kerr; treasurer, E. O. Miller; com
mittee on constitution and by-laws, E. O.
Miller Mrs. H. R. Kerr and D. Junlon; on
subscriptions. Rev. D. A. Thompson, Rev.
C. A. Lewis and R. Brown.
The subscription list was started In the
meeting, with the result that $108 was
subscribed toward the monthly expenses
and $24 toward the expense of repairing
the building. It is desired to secure
monthly subscriptions of $1 or more for
current expensts. With the start made
at the slimly attended meeting no trouble
whatever Is oxpected in securing money
for the total expenses of the first year,
which will be between $300 and $400, out
side of cash donations to fix the building.
Repairs will be made at once. The reading-room
is to be opened to the public with
a circulating library In a few weeks, with
appropriate exorcises.
Barge Victim Thought to Be Otto
Although not positively known, It Is
believed that the man who lost his life
In the "Willamette River when the barge
Monarch "turned turtle," Wednesday
afternoon. Is Otto Pannier. Mrs. Ernst
who conducts a lodging-house at 107
North Ninth street notified tjie police
anad Coroner, yesterday, of her suspi
cions to this effect Pannier had been
rooming there and was employed at Co
lumbia dock No. 2, whore the JU-fated
river . collier so suddenly dumped its
cargo and crow Into the river.
Pannier went to work Wednesday
morning, but before leaving the rooming
house, said he expected to be laid off
and that he hoped to secure other work
without delay. It Is believed he was the
man who was employed by Foreman
William Doyle two hours before the acci
dent He has not been seen since..
Repeated efforts yesterday to raise the
body of the man from under the wreck
proved futile. Coroner Flnley and Diver
Hugh Brady were long at the scene, but
abandoned It at nightfall. They will
renew operations early this morning.
Unless the body Is recovered, Coroner
Finley will have no jurisdiction in the
case and cannot hold an investigation
into the cause of the accident In case
the body is found, he will order an in
quest Immediately, inasmuch as it has
been alleged that the barge was unsea
worthy and dangerous.
W. J. Seaman, who was foreman of the
barge until three days before the acci
dent still sticks to his original state
ment that the boat was unsafe, and that
he quit his position largely because or
this. He takes exceptions to Manager
O'Reilly's statement that he was dis
charged and therefore disgruntled. Mr.
O'Reilly, speaking for the Oregon Rouna
Lumber. Company, declares the barge to
have been in good condition. "
Board of Examiners Is to Have an
The State Board of Barber Examiners
is about to have an Inning in the game
with the barber colleges. They were on
the bench a long time last Spring and
Summer, but the Supreme Court long
ago, put the bat In their hands, and
they are now about to use It The bar
ber college down on Flanders street be
tween Third- and Fourth Is their espe
cial meat and they are after It
A couple of weeks ago the Board drew
up its new rules, and the barber colleges
were treated In such a manner that they
were backed right off the map. The
sheepskins received from the barber col
lege, It said, are no good, and the recipi
ents must take a post-graduate course of
three years In a licensed barber shop.
These new .rules were the preliminary
arrangements to the second Inning. On
Wednesday next the Board will proceed
in person to the barber college and tell
its proprietors, Cole and Haworth, to
comply with sundry rules prepared for
their special delectation, and if they re
fuse will force them Into court and re
voke their license.
All the Board wants is to have the
licenses revoked. Then the proprietors
of the college will have to appear humbly
and take the examinations anew. Will
they pass? Yes, if the Board thinks they
are good barbers.
Tuesday and Wednesday next are the
times set for the regular examinations
held by the Board. They will take place
at 266 Alder street, as usual.
All the delicacies of the season at the
Portland Restaurant fine, private apart
ments for parties. 305 Wash., near 5th.
business mag.
If Babr la CvttlBc Teeth.
Be we una see tkat olfl mad well-tried xes&My,
Mrs. 171nlor Soothing Syrup, Jor children
teetfelag. It oo It the child, ortces tho rau
allays all sata. curaa triad eollc aad dlaxrhoi.
Grand' 3ury Investigating Property-Owners,
Assessor's Records Consulted to Get
Location of Property Used for
Immoral Purposes Many
Owners Prominent Men'.
Owners of property which Is used for
disorderly purposes may be indicted by
the grand jury. L. H. Maxwell. Deputy
County Assessor, was called Into the
grand Jury-room yesterday afternoon, and
was required to bring with him block
books from the Assessor's ofllce which
show the location of all property In the
city and the names of the owners.
Some of the owners of property where
The best advertisement for the 1&05 Fair that Oregon's people can send to
their friend In the East will be a copy of the New Year's Oregonlan that
will be published Monday morning next The illustrations of the beautiful Ex
position building and the Exposition grounds will be majleaspeclal feature
of the New Year's number. Tbo paper will v -mclLi-d-Toanj' address In the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 cents a copy. Address The
Oregonlan, Portland. Or.
immoral resorts are conducted are promi
nent citizens, and a few are men high In
church circles. Their Indictment would
cause no small sensation in the commu
nity. These houses are mostly in the
North End district, but thcro are also a
number of them within a stone's throw
of the Courthouse, others on Upper First
street There are a few more scattered
about the city.
Indictments Against Two.
The grand jury several weeks ago in
dicted John SommervlHe and A. H. Brey
man. who own the Paris House property.
The indictment was drawn under the sec
tion of the statute which makes an of
fense which openly outrages public de
cency and is injurious to public morals
punishable by fine or imprisonment
Rumors Are Many.
There are many rumors of things which
the grand Jury may do. Names of city
officials are promiscuously mentioned, be
cause, It is said, the grand Jury has made
a broad and searching investigation of
city affairs and has called nearly every
city officer or clerk as a witness In some
case or other. Many members of the Po
lice Department have been up. Yesterday
F. M. Johnson, foreman of the grand
Jury, had a short conference with Judge
George and then retired to the Jury-room.
The grand jury was In secret session
nearly all day, discussing various mat
ters. Indictments will probably be re
turned against M. G. Nease and J. N.
Fleshman, on account of their recent al
leged attempt to run a poolroom in tho
Tacoma lodging-house.
East Side Business Men Ask for Bet
ter Service.
A movement was started yesterday
among the business men of East Portland
for the restoration of postal Station A
the same as it was before it was discon
tinued two years ago, and a petition, ad
dressed to the Postoffice Department,
through Postmaster John Mlnto, is now
being circulated. The following Is the
petition that has been drawn up for sig
natures: The undersigned property-owners, business
firms and residents of the East Side, Portland,
Oregon, respectfully petition that a full postal
6tatlon, formerly known as Station A, be re
established at some convenient point In East
Portland. We respectfully beg leave to state
that such station Is necessary to accommodate
the large and growing business Interests of the
East Side In the matter of convenience, and
for the prompt dispatch of business, and we
represent that the present limited Station A
Is wholly Inadequate to the necessities of East
Portland, all of which wo respectfully submit
for your consideration.
In addition to circulating this petition,
a committee composed of Joseph Buchtel,
W. L. Boise, H. H. Newhall, Edward
Newbegln, George W. Evans and A. H.
Everlll, will call on Senator John H.
Mitchell and Congressman Blnger Her
mann, and set forth the situation and
the wants of the East Slders in the way
of postal facilities and ask their co-operation
in securing the restoration of the
station as It was before. 'The large busi
ness firms in East Portland are practical
ly unanimous In the desire for a full
postal station, and have never been sat
isfied with the present limited station. It
Is well known that the business of lim
ited Station A, on Grand avenue and East
Morrison, has increased in volume until
there Is as much general postoffice busi
ness done there as In Albany and many
of the Willamette Valley towns.
Edward Newbegln, of R. M. Wade &
Co., said: "We are now furnished with
postal facilities insufficient for 1500 peo
ple. We have never been satisfied with
the facilities since Station A was re
moved. We are entitled to have the sta
tion restored as It was before."
E. M. Brannlck, of Studebaker, said:
"Station A should never have been dis
continued and ought to be restored at the
earliest time possible. I am heartily In
favor of any movement that will bring
Station A back to East Portland." Simi
lar views are expressed by George W.
Evans, of the Buffalo Pitts; A. H. Aver
ill, W. H. Markell and all others doing
business In East Portland.
J. W. SIngletary. who has been in
charge of Station A, limited, resigned be
cause of th.e extraordinary volume of
business that had to be transacted for so
little compensation, and the station as
now constituted will be moved to the
northeast corner of , Grand avenue and
East Washington street the first of the
year, with W. H. Little as clerk. He is
now fitting quarters for the station and
will do business January 1, 1905, at the
new place.
Opens Monday Morning at Marquam
Grand Theater.
Next Monday morning at 10 o'clock in
the lobby of the Marquam Grand The
ater the advance sale of seats will open
for Paderowskt the world's greatest
pianist, who will be heard in this city
at the Armory -Hall, Tenth and Couch
streets, Wednesday evening, January 4,
at 8:30 o'clock. PaderewskI is the one
pianist whose fame and greatness has
grown apace with advancing years.
There Is no living performer who com
pares with him in the extent and range
of his abilities, or who vies with him
in the matter of temperament that
most vital of characteristics where an
interpreter of the great thoughts of
others Is concerned. Out-of-town mall
orders should be accompanied by
stamped addressed envelope with money
order. Address Calvin Helllg, Mar
quam Grand Theater.
Detectives Seek Owners.
Detectives Kerrigan and Snow are en
gaged In an endeavor to ascertain the
owners of jewelry found In the possession
of Murray and Gates, the alleged bur
glars captured Wednesday, and who are
wanted at Corvallls. In the lot were 37
rings, with sets; silk handkerchiefs,
three overcoats and two suits of cloth
ing, marked Crouse & Brandlgee Com
pany, Utlca, N. Y. Two pairs of shoes
that were among the plunder were
marked Tllson-Kellogg Shoe Company.
Mrs. Seamann Accuses Physician
Husband of Cruelty to Herself.
OREGON CITY, Or., Dec 29. (Special.)
Mrs. Blanche Seamann, who was recent
ly made defendant In a suit for divorce
brought by her husband, Clayton S. Sea
mann, a physician of this city, today,
through her attorneys, Thomas O'Dey and
O. H. Byland, filed her answer which
contains allegations equally sensational
In their character as were the charges
preferred by the husband In his com
plaint, which accused the wife with con
sorting with other men.
Mrs. Seamann admits her marriage to
Dr. Seamann in this city In June, 1900,
and charges Seamann with cruel and In
human treatment the offering of personal
indignities and failure to provide for and
support herself and an infant adopted
child. The defendant further alleges that
In 1002, Seamann, while connected with a
dramatic company became Infatuated
with a woman named Mabel Gray, with
whom he consorted and supported, to the
neglect of the defendant. Mrs. Seamann
also represents that the plaintiff, as a
physician in this city, has a monthly
income of at least $300, and asks that he
be required to pay the sum of 5250 with
which to conduct a defense to the suit
and the further sum of at least $50 per
month as temporary alimony.
It is also alleged by Mrs. Seamann that
but for the assistance of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. H. Byland, she would have
suffered for want of the necessaries- of
life which the plaintiff failed to provide.
Upon her affirmative and cross com
plaint, Mrs. Seamann asks for a com
plete divorce, the custody of the minor
child, a reasonable allowance for alimony,
and the privilege of resuming her maiden
name, Blanche Byland.
Illinois and Nebraska Clubs to En
tertain Visitors.
A novel, and very effective method of
booming Oregon and the Lewis and Clark
Fair is being taken up by former resi
dents of Illinois and Nebraska now resid
ing in Portland. Last night these patri
otic citizens met, each according to his
state of former residence, and formed
clubs called respectively the Illinois So
ciety and the Nebraska Society. The work
they intend doing promises to be of great
benefit in an advertising way.
The meetings were separate and at each
it was decided to do about the same thing.
They agreed to furnish names to the Fair
Board of people in their respective states
who are .in circumstances which would
permit of their coming here next Summer,.
If the Fair were brought properly to their
attention. They also agreed to do ad
vertising on their own account and see
that printed matter detailing just what is
to go on here next year reach all parts
of their states.
The meetings were preliminary but well
attended. All present agreed that the
movement was an excellent one, and it is
believed that of the 1000 or 1500 people
from each of tho states concerned who
live In Portland almost all will be In the
respective societies shortly.
The men elected to the offices of theso
societies are representative. The Nebraska
people elected John Manning president,
J. H. Johnson, T. B. Thornton and S.
Shears vice-presidents; S. M. Bernard
secretary and N. C. Phillips, of Omaha,
treasurer. The Illinois meeting was only
preliminary to one to occur next week.
George L. Hutchin was elected temporary
president and R. M. Hall temporary sec
retary. The Illinois people met In the
Board of Trade rooms In the Chamber of
Commerce, where they will meet again
next Thursday evening to form a perma
nent organization.
Proposal Accepted by. Stockholders of
Nehalem Coal Company.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec 29. (Special) The
stockholders of the Nehalem Coal Com
pany held Its first annual meeting In this
city today The reports of the officers
were read, and at the request of the offi
cers a committee was appointed to ex
pert the reports.
The announcement was made, however,
that an offer for the purchase of the
company's property, consisting of several
hundred acres of coal lands near the
mouth of the Nehalem River, had been
made by a Japanese syndicate, which
operates several coal mines in the Orient
The name of the syndicate was not given,
but it is represented by a Mr. McQueen, of
Portland, and is said to have secured
options on several tracts adjoining the
Nehalem Coal Company's property. Neith
er was the price made public, but the
assurance was given that if all voted in
favor of the sale, the minority stockhold
ers will be paid the face value of their
stock, and the majority owners will take
the balance.
The stockholders decided by a unani
mous vote to accept the proposal. The
Nehalem Coal Company was organized
about five years ago with a capital stock
of 5150,000, and about one-third of the
stock was sold. The property was pur
chased at an expenditure of about 5S0.000
in stock. The work of development was
commenced, and continued for a short
time, and then suddenly suspended.
Holiday Beach Rates.
For the holidays the O. R. & N. makes
the very low rate of 54.00 for round trip
to beach points. Dates of sale, December
23 and 30. Final limit January 3. Par
ticulars of C. W. Stinger, City Ticket
Agent. Tnird and Washington streets.
Colic and stomach troubles are avoid
ed by using Mellin's Food for the
baby. Mellin's Food being soluble,
easily digested and very nourishing,
Mellin's Food babies are free from
colic and stomach troubles. Try a
bottle of Mellin's Food and prove it
to your own satisfaction.
We wDl send you a sample of Mellin's Food
free of charge.
A j
lillllSllEK ' 23d and GUsaa.
Tor Mother's Sake."
Jonathan Blabee Frank G. Harris
Philip Rand.... Paul Hudson
Shirley Keith Joseph Schafer, Jr.
Major Brewster.... w ...... Harry Clare
Jerry Hicks Lee Harris
Pat McSweeney Earl "Wing
Captain Barker.... ....... Frank Johnson
Paul Pemberton E. C. FHklns
"Lucy Pemberton Mary Tracy
Allzlna Pickett Adelaide Plunkett
Marian Knowlton Mario Blair
Abble Dean .Virginia. Murray
Little Prudence Baby Irene Hudson
Jo Pemberton Marie Heath
The midweek opening at the Empire last
night brought "For Mother's Sake" back
to Portland. The play, of course, is melo
drama. With that name it could be noth
ing else, for does the whole significance of
the title run In the direction of a poor,
but honest widow, small boy on whom she
leans for support and that sort of thing.
It Is melodrama somewhat out of the or
dinary and somewhat above tho average.
Its action takes place in a rural commu
nity down East, and shifts to a Colorado
mining camp. A number of amusing
country town characters are introduced
who maintain tho comedy end very well.
The management Is featuring Marie
Heath, who wears boy's clothes Uko "one
of the kids." and acts the part of the
youthful Johnny-on-the-Spot hero very
satisfactorily. She succeeds In getting into
the sympathy of her audience and keeps
the susceptible ones undecided between
tears and noisy applause. I saw one lady
In particular clandestinely mopping up a
few tears in the pathetic passages of the
play, and she did not look especially
"easy." I take it that when women cry
and the boys stand up and shout their
approval, the show must be the right kind.
Miss Heath and "For Mother's Sake" had
that effect
Adelaide Plunket is well cast as tho
meddling spinster and of the men, Harry
Clare, who plays the G. A. R. man, and
Lee Harris, In the role of the half-witted
popcorn peddlar, are comedians of consid
erable ability. The scenery Is good and
the show as a whole, worthy. Same bill
the rest of the week. A. A. G.
Sum of $6933 Realized From Delin
quent Property.
The total amount paid to the County
Treasurer realized on tax sales of prop
erty, delinquent since July 5, 1904, Is
56933. These figures were made up by
J. W. Ferguson, chief clerk in the tax
office, yesterday. The back taxes arc
on property which the county bid in from
year to year when there was no other
purchaser. The county makes sales of
Its claims from time to time to the high
est bidders, who are usually brokers. They
are commonly called "old junk" sales.
A Good Man Has Passed.
SALEM. Or.. Dec. 23. To tho Editor.) The
writer has been scanning the columns of The
Oregonlan for more than a month, hoping to
see the announcement of tho return from St
Louis of his hlghly-e3tecmed friend. Prof. Ho
race Sumner Lyman. Judge of the shock, on
reading In The Oregonlan of the 23d of that
friend's death on the previous evening under
a situation in which a personal attendance
(if permitted) would have been gladly given.
He was a Christian gentleman, patriotic
American and lover of human advancement,
for which he labored as few much stronger
men could. JOHN MINTO.
"The Best Pill I ever used," Is the fre
quent remark of purchasers of Carter's
Little Liver Pills. When' you try them
you will say the same.
Thousands whom it has cured vouch for
the value of Hood's Sarsaparllla as a cure
for catarrh.
For Infants and Children.
Till Kind You Hive Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
Cleaning-Up Sale
of 1904 Pianos
Lasts Till January 1, 1905
Sale includes pianos damaged in
shipping. Some that are shopworn;
others called in from rental and a num
ber taken in exchange as part payment
toward the purchase of some of our
new Stelnvrnyy Estey, A. B. Chase,
Stroliuer, Emerson and 'Others of our
hlgn-t?rade pianos.
All to be Hold at Rrentest cut la
price. Only today and tomorrow.
Easy payments accepted Old in
struments taken in exchange.
372 and 374 Morrison Street, Corner
West Park.
N. B. Be sure you hear
Armory, January 4.
January 4 1905.
Eight-Thirty o'Clock.
10th and Couch streets.
The world's greatest pianist.
Direction Calvin Helllg.
Prices Lower floor. $3, $2.50, ?2, $1.50, SI.
Balcony. $2.50, $2, $1.50. $1.
Advance sale of seats will open next Monday
morning. January 2. at 10 o'clock, In the lobby
of the Maquam Grand Theater.
Outo-f-town orders inclose addressed stamped
envelope with money order. -Send orders to
Calvin Helllg, Marquam Grand Theater.
Connoisseurs Understand That There Is Nothing Better
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We are enabled to extract from
one to 32 teeth at one sitting,
positively and absolutely -without
pain or bad after effects.
People in delicate health need
have no fear, as our method of
extracting Is positively sate
and absolutely painless.
Absolute Cleanliness Is our
We do crown and bridge work
without pain. Our 17 years' ex
perience In plato work enables
us to fit your mouth comfort
ably. The best Is the cheapest
In the end. We have feelings
as well as you.
208-213 FAILING BLDG. Oyen evenings till 0. Sundays from 8 to 12. Corner
PitYV ilAK Ur
Just the thing to even
Quality considered, than any other
Needles, Oil, Repairs
3S4 Morrison Street.
540 AVI U Lams Avenue (East Side.)
Portland, Oregon.
40 Sizes, 10c to ftOo Each.
A. BANTAKT.T.A & CO.. Makers, Tampa, lis.
6ERS0N & HART, Distributers, Portland, Or.
312 Washington
Near Sixth
293 Morrison
Near Flith.
All our umbrellas from $0.30 up
All our .umbrellas from $10.00 up
PHOTOS ;0hrRussh
mO Orders
163 West Park St. g I TC
Phone Black 2837 U O
Qchwab Printing Go.
IF you are about to replace old
fashioned doorbells, annuncia
tors, fire alarms or anything of
that sort, why not get the very latest
and best to be had anywhere, slnco
the cost Is so little, if any, more.
Why not then, give us your order and let
us install the very best electrical service
in your house, your office .your store?
We repeat: "Why not?
Western Electric Co.
No. 61 Sixth Street, CorvPUe
Phone Main 1696
Filling a Bin With
Richmond Coal
For Winter Suppiy
$7.50 Ton
The Pacific Coast Ca
Chns. H. Glelm. Agent.
249 Washington Street
up Xmas presents with
Eutablished In 1SL Open &U t&c jht.
Prlvata or class Instruction. ThnmmiwiB
of graduates In positions; opportuMtlsi
constantly occurring. It pays to atUad r,
school. Catalorua, speclmwas. t&. frs-e.
Full Weight and Prompt Delivery
Front and Kearney Sts.
Main 1425.
Raven Nufc Coal, delivered at $5.75 per torn v
Raven lump Coal, delivered at 6JS0 per tea
Benton Lamp Coal, delivered at 7.00 per tea
Australian Coal, delivered at 7.50 per tea
Carbon Hill Coal, delivered at.. 7.50 per toa
Rock Springs Coal, delivered at 8.50 per toa
Screened Coal Full Weights.
Office Phone f"'" S778. 329 Burnslde St.
Formerly of England, believed to be llvlngr
In Portland, Or., or vicinity for the past 25
years; his present address sent to II. C
E., 43 John st. Lowell. II ass., -will be to
Mr. Spear's advantage.
405 Dekum bldtr.
From 3 A. 11 to
B P. II.
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