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THE OBEGONIAN, TUESDAY, ANTJAllT 24, 1&05.
MERIT WILL TELL
Teachers' Faithful Service to
NEW SALARY SCALE PROPOSED
Committee Makes Report to Board of
Education Principal and Jan
itor of the Woodlawn
The School Board committee on sal
tries, Messrs. Blgier, Warren and Wit
tenberg, last night at the meeting: of
the board, submitted its report. The
report provides. or a merit list of
teachers . who have had six years' ex
perience, whose applications for an in
crease of salary are to be passed upon
by a merit list commission, composed
of the City Superintendent, one of the
principals of the High School, and
principals of the grammar schools. The
report also provides for an automatic
scale of wages, increases being de
termined by length of service in the
schools. The report follows:
No teacher shall be employed at full pay
in any elementary school of this district
unless she has had two years previous ex
perience as a teacher; provided, that serv
ice In the pupil teachers class of this city
shall be considered teaching experience, and
that graduatlpn in the department of peda
gogy of any college or university whose
course In pedagogy Is equal to that of the
I'nlverslty of California, shall be considered
the equivalent of ten months' experience In
Assistant teachers in the elementary
schools of this district shall be paid an an
nual salary In accordance with the follow
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n.3 its z. 2. ci
32 35 r r
?5 ?m ? ?5 -
l'jGOOl f.650 '$7001 $750 $800
550 COO 050 700 750
550 600 050 700 750
600 650 700 750 800
600 650 700 750 800
600 650 700 750 800
, 650 700 750 800 850
650 700 750 800 850
650 700 750 800 S50
In case a person of less than two years'
experience as a teacher Is employed to as
sist in a crowded room or to take charge of
a room containing less than 30 pupils, she
shall be known as a half-pay teacher and
shall receive for her services $30 per month
In grades below the Cth and $35 per month
in other grades.
Whenever the number of pupils in a room
which is la charge of a half-pay teacher,
equals or exceeds 30. then such half-pay
teacher shall, until her experience equals 2
years, receive for her services $10 less per
month than would be received by a teacher
having two years' experience; as soon as her
experience amounts to two years she shall
be paid according to the foregoing schedule.
Any elementary teacher who has had Fix
years experience as a teacher, and who
holds a life diploma granted by theCity
of Portland or by the 8tate of Oregon, shall
be eligible to apply to have her name placed
upon the "merit list .
Such applications shall be filed with the
clerk of the school district not later than
March 1 Of any year and when reported by
him to the board of directors, snail be re
ferred to a commission to be known as the
"merit list commission".
i&erit Commission io Bo Organized.
Said commission shall consist of four
members and shall be constituted as fol
lows: (a) the superintendent of schools of
the city of Portland shall be chairman, (b)
During the month of January every year
the Board of Directors of the district shall
select a principal of one of the High Schools
of the city to serve as a member of the
commission for one year, (c) During the
month of January every year the City Su
perintendent shall call a meeting of the
principals of all elementary schools of the
city In which ten or more full-pay assistants
are employed. At this meeting there shall
be elected from among the principals quali
fied to attend two members of the merit
lift commission, who shall serve one year.
Two-thirds of the principals qualified to at
tend such, meeting shall constitute a quorum,
and a majority of the whole number quali
fied shall be necessary to a choice.
All applications to be placed upon the
merit list rhall be Investigated In such a
manner as the commission Itself may deter
mine, and the findings of the commission
shall be reported to the board of directors
not later than the first day of September fol
From the findings of the merit list com
minion there shall be no appeal; but an ap
plication which Is rejected one year may be
renewed the following year or at any time
Members of the commission are forbidden
to make promises either to teachers or their
friends that they will vote favorably upon
any application to be submitted to them.
If It is shown to the satisfaction of the
remaining members of the commission that
a member has made such promises then such
member shall be debarred from voting for
or against such application, and such appli
cation shall be declared rejected unless it
receives the support of all tho remaining
members of the commission.
In every elementary school of ten or
more full-pay teachers one of the assistant
tahrrs shall be designated by the Board
of Directors as "first assistant". Such teach
er shall receive an annual FRlary of $50 In
excess of that provided for In the schedule.
No. of Merit
Rooms. Salary. Llst-
3 $ 800 $ 000
5 900 1000
6 fl50 1050
7 1000 1100
8 1050 1150
10 1200 1800
11 1250 1350
12 1300 1400
13 1350 1450
14 1400 1500
15 1450 1550
16 1500 1600
17 1550 1650
18 1600 1700
IO 1650 1750
-. 1650 1800
More than 10 rooms.
Any principal of an elementary school
who has had seven years' experience as a
teacher and who holds a life diploma for
the City of Portland or the State of Ore
gon, may petition the Board of Directors
of the district to be placed upon the merit
list for principals. Such appllctalons shall
be considered by the board In executive ses
sion, and shall be voted upon by ballot.
Four affirmative votes are necessary In order
that any petition shall be granted.
The board, at the Instance of its chair
man, will call a special meeting some aft
ernoon this wook to take the report under
Some of the members last night sug
gested that certain modifications should
be made In the report, but none was
The School Clerk was authorized to bor
row $36,000 to cover expenses until the
school department's allotment of tax re
ceipts is received.
Upon motion of Mr. Wittenberg It was
ordered that a manual training center be
instituted in the Atkinson School, com
mencing wjth the next term.
Janitor and Principal Clash.
Mr. Wittenberg was appointed as a com
mittee of one to don the flowing and Im
maculate robes of "Peace" and journey
to the Woodlawn School and Intercede
wKh Principal E. A. Milner and Janitor
Wiley G. Pillow, belligerents. It seems
that during the last vacation, according to
the usual custom of the board relative to
the larger schools. Janitor Pillow was
granted the right of eminent domain.
When school was resumed the Janitor
labored tinder the Impression that he was
etill "monarch of all he surveyed" and
proceeded to Issue royal edict accord
ingly. This did not meet with Principal
miner's approval and he complained to
the board. Mr. Wittenberg, following the
teachings of- The Hague tribunal, will try
The graduating class -of the Holla day
School was granted permission to use the
auditorium for a party Wednesday night.
The School Clerk and Portland news
papers are asked by the board to convey
to the taxpayers that a petition is neces
sary before the bond Issue for the East
Side High School may be floated.
Misses Buckley and Frances M. Bill were
elected to teach in the High School next
term. Superintendent Rlglcr explained to
the board that the unusually largp gradu
ating class of the grammar school would
require more High School teachers, and
while he thought that two would suffice,
he was not sure.
The naming and renaming of schools
was the occasion for quite a good deal of
discussion. The Twenty-eighth Street
School was ordered called the "Buckman
School." although at first It was thought
that Mr. Beech's motion to call Jt the
"Mary Woodcock School" would be car
ried. This was the only school named
last night, but the board will take the
matter up at its next meeting and provide
ail delinquent names.
Plans for the Sell wood, Shaver and Al
bina Central additions were examined by
the board and bids will be asked for in the
near future. Tho meeting adjourned at
9:30 P. M.
P0UCE EES CUE FAMILY.
W. Anderson Causes Alarm by Going
"For heaven's sake, send all the police
men you've got and be quick a man's
killing his wife and children."
This was the telcphono message that
reached Captain Moore at police head
quarters last night at 10 o'clock. The call
was from a neighbor of the family of W.
Anderson, living at S7 North Sixth street.
The head of the house was intoxicated, it
developed, and was creating all kinds of
Hardly had the patrol wagon with the
officers been dispatched to the scene when
other calls poured in. Captain Moore
feared a multi-murder would be com
mitted before he could stop proceedings.
but when the wagon returned it contained
only Anderson, and he was still only a
plain "drunk and disorderly." August 4
last he was lined $15 by Municipal Judge
Hogue and promised to be good In future.
Swedish Woman Appeals to King.
CHICAGO, Jan. 23. King Oscar of Swe
den is to be appealed to to assist Inga
Hanson to clear herself of the charge of
perjury brought against her as a result of
her suit for $50,000 damages against the
Chicago City Railway Company.
VIEWS OF THE RUSSIAN CRISIS
Prominent Portland Men Talk of the Causes
and Trend of the Threatened Revolution
RUSSIA and its threatened revolution
were discussed throughout Portland
yesterday, and the opinions expressed
were as various as the natures of those
expressing them. A number of men versed
In general political affairs and the partic
ular conditions existing In Russia were
William H. Galvanl. a Russian himself,
prophesies the downfall of tho Romanoff
dynasty; Dr. Stephen S. Wise considers
a revolution the natural result of an un
righteous rule: J.udge Alfred F. Sears
compares it to the French Revolution,
and Colonel C. E. S. Wood seeks the rea
son for the Inpending trouble, and finds
It In tyrannical monarchy.
Oppression Causes Revolt.
Mr. Galvanl said:
"The inevitable has come; a people out
raged for so many long and weary years
by a despotism such as tho world has
never seen not even in its darkest peri
odis rising in revolt. The beginning
of the end has come, and .rivers of human
blood are about to flow as freely as in
the great revolutions of the past.
"No one can, therefore, contemplate
without sorrow and pain what the people
of Russia, a land made desolato by the
criminality and rapacity of its oligarchy,
have before them. Even without a revo
lution from within,
'Each new morn
New widows howl, new orphans cry, new
Strike heaven on the face,
and with a revolution at home, in addi
tion to what Is just now going elsewhere,
it Is enough to make one tremble when
contemplating the terrible sacrifices which
the people of Russia are about to go
"Nevertheless, out of the blood and
tears of the long-suffering people of that
unhappy land will spring freedom the
only thing In this world that Is really
worth fighting for. It may take some
time to bring about this great consumma
tion of a struggle which has really begun
with the revolt of the Decembrists in
1825. at the time of the accession of Nich
"Nay, the people may even be deceived
by the cunning of the piratical band
which so firmly holds the destinies of the
great empire In their brutal hands. Be
it even so and yet it will not, it cannot
last. From now and henceforward they
will continue to rise in their might, and
with renewed courage and energy, until
Russia is free from Its twin monster of
priestcraft and statecraft, as represented
by the Holsteln-Gottorp and Anhalt
Zerbst dynasty, the supposed house of the
"It is a great pity that Nicholas IL has
made no effort during the past ten years
of his reign to bring about a gradual
change that would accord with the spirit
of the times. But, instead, ho proclaimed
in an evil hour, with his own Hps, to 1S2
deputations that have come to the Winter
Palace, on January 29, 1S95. to express
their loyalty to him, his Intention to
protect the principle of autocracy as firm
ly and as unswervingly as did my never-to-be-forgotten
Unrighteous Rule of Russia.
Dr. Wise explains the revolt:
"If It be true that a revolution has
broken out in Russia, then the long-expected
has come to pass. Many of us
had hoped that the murder of de Plehve
would mark the dawn of a new era for
the land of the Moujik. Mirsky might
have saved his country, but the reaction
aries won the day against him, and a
Pyrrhic victory theirs promises to be. If
the names of revolution have broken out
in Russia, who can foretell the havoc to
be wrought before the fires shall have
been brought under control?
"The revolution may speedily assume
tragic proportions, but nothing could be
more tragic than the state of tho serfs of
Russia, who have for centuries submitted
to the iron yoke of the Romanoffs. I
know not which were more terrible, the
revolution that seems impending or the
readiness of the Russian people to con
tinue to be the despised- and degraded sub
jects of an inhuman despotism.
Whatever fate may have In store for
the tribe of Alexis. Plehve, Pobledonost
seff. they have done everything that men
could do to foment discontent and lead
men to bloody revolt. Nor is the amia
ble weakness of the Cxar to be accounted
as extenuaUon of the horrors of Russian
misrule. Such weakness in an absoluto
ruler of 100,000,000 people as suffers his un
derlings to practice a policy of fiendish
repression upon a loyal and unoffending
people becomes an insufferable crime.
"Would to heaven. that the Czar and his
court be moved to give heed to the coun
sels of wisdom and moderation before it
be too late. If. however, they prove heed
less to a people's just demand for some
measure of liberty and justice, we can
but hope .that a revolution may bring re
dress. Righteousness exalte th a. nation.
FAKER IS GOHYIGTED
Footrace Promoter Sentenced
' to the Penitentiary,
VICTIM A PORTLAND DRUGGIST
J. C. Ryan Induced C. W. Roth to Bet
on a Man Who Stubbed His Toe
at Critical Time in a
Spurt at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 23. (SpecIaL)-J. a
Ryan, charged with swindling Charles W.
Roth, a Portland druggist, out of $2000 by
means of a fake foot race, was today sen
tenced to serve three years In the Penitentiary-
His attorneys immediately
served notice of appeal, and a stay of ex
ecution was granted upon the depositing
of $3000 ball.
Three other men were alleged to have
been In league with Ryan, viz., Raymond
Morris and Charles Huston.
Roth alleges that last September he
was induced by Ryan to come to Salem
and make a bet for him on a foot race, it
being represented that since Roth was a
business man he would give standing to
the transaction. Huston and Morris were
to be the runners. Morris was backed by
Raymond and Huston by Ryan, who was
to be represented by Roth.
When Roth arrived in Salem the Ave
went un Into a room together, where the
betting was to be arranged. First Ryan
and Raymond each put up $2500 and then
$3000 each in what purported to be green
backs, but what P. H. D'Arcy, the Prose
cuting Attorney In the case, alleges was
"green goods" pure and simple. At this
point Ryan sent Roth out to get his
monev. and when he returned with his
$2000 In cash $5000 more was put up on each
Ryan then took the entire $21,000. or
what was supposed to be that amount, in
currency, put it in a grip and took it down
to deposit It In a bank. Instead of taking
It to a bank he took It to a saloon and de
posited It there. He then returned to the
room and showed a receipt, which he al
leged was from the bank.
Next day the Ave went to. the State Fair
Grounds to pull oft the race. The runners
Tho unrighteousness of Russia's rule
seems destined for a time to bring her
Compared With French Revolution.
Judge Alfred F. Sears, Jr., a student of
tho French Revolution, compares the pres
ent revolt to that world event:
"There Is an analogy between condi
tions in Russia and the state of France
before and after '89, but not an exact
"The Russian people are not in like
case of abject misery.
"They have not as leaders a Parliament
convoked by the Monarch, intrusted with
a large measure of power, the recognition
of which by the King stimulated its de
mands for greater puissance. Louis XIV
would say: Tetat, Cost mo!, but his de
scendant lacked the ability to utilize his
powers; timid in emergency, his treasury
empty, he could not resist an aggression
that any of tho other Bourbons would
"Napoleon said in August: 'Why don't
they use the cannon?' But Louis would
not allow French blood to be shed.
"Russia, whatever the weakness of the
Czar, is a bureaucracy and ought to be
strong enough to furnish the 'whiff of
grape,' as Bonaparte demolished the sec
tions. Even had Louis .desired to fight, his
army was scattered. La Fayette's loyalty
questionable, and at the final assault, ex
cept for tho Swiss Guards, he was with
out means of defense, though these might
have been enough.
"Russia is armed, and the government
will be found able In time to stamp out
"Upon the other side the French, al
lured by the music of Rousseau's voice,
felt an aspiration for liberty at home and
for universal freedom. Today Russia
alone of the civilized world Is without
the forms of self-government.
"If this (shall we say revolt or revolu
tion?) should do more than mark time, it
is not unreasonable to look for a move
ment of the Germanic powers akin to
that of "92. The grounds for acUvity are
not perhaps so potent, but a rise of the
people so close to their borders must be
viewed with anxiety."
Rebellion Will Be Crushed.
Colonel C. E. S. Wood reviewed the sit
uation in Russia. He said:
"All revolutions begin in the pocket or
what is the same thing, tho stomach. As
saults against personal liberty are not so
widely felt as assaults against the means
"All revolutions have been the resis
tance of a governed against a governing
class. Indeed, the history of human prog
ress is the history of the slow wresting
of some vested rights from the govern
ing classes by the governed. All revolu
tions begin with the intelligent middle
"In Russia we find these conditions: An
autocratic and irresponsible governing
class, an obstinate assertion of vested
right?, the right to rule, to muzzle speech
and thought, to make wars and debts, to
tax; the vested right of a few to be idle
and rich, while tho many work and are
"We find a great war debt, a tremen
dous taxation, and to those who dare to
speak against the existing conditions and
the vested rights, the knout, the dungeon.
Siberia or tho scaffold.
"A war is precipitated by the ruling
clan. The masses are asked to go out and
be shot and to work to pay an added
debt. And they' are cattle, not allowed
one word Ih the matter. In ihe natural
evolution of things revolution must coma:
First, because the oppression has reached
its limit; second, because the ruling class
Is at a disadvantage at the moment;
third; because the moment Is the psycho
logical moment, the air Is full of the stir
of armies: fourth, because the object les
sons of constitutional government In all
Europe force themselves upon the Rus
"The revolutionists are as usual the In
telligent middle classes.
"The riots in St. Petersburg Sunday are
a mere Incident. But there is no mistak
ing the coming tempest, unless conces
sions toward free speech and a constitu
tional government are peaceably given. I
do not think Russia will conclude peace
with Japan because of this riot. The
Russian ruling class do not sec things
which they have grown accustomed to.
They believe absolutely and Implicitly in
their vested rights. The moral Influence
of the world and of the liberal Russians
of tho higher class may produce conces
sions. But I think the tendency of this
appeal to force by the government will be
as always to weaken Its position and to
Incite revolution. This "rebellion will be
crushed.' only to ripen Into revolution
before the present armies are merged
into the people ohce more, unless, as be
fore stated, concessions are voluntarily
made to the people. At this time. I can
only suggest a. fr enral principles trpox
which the development will depend and
from which the evolution or revolution
will come, but Just when It will come no
man can say- I think It will not be a
started, but when about half way Huston
stubbed his toe and fell. Injuring himself
so that he could not run again that day.
It was agreed, however, that the race
should bo run next day snd that mean
while Ryan should keep the money" on de
posit. The complaint states that Ryan took the
grip that evening and started for Cali
fornia, telegraphing to Roth that he would
see him In Portland on the following
Tuesday, which he did not do.
The suit charging Turn with larceny was
then filed with the above result.
Favorites Not In It at Ascot.
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 23. Favorites
failed to run to the expectations of their
backers in five out of six races at Ascot
today; Bronze Wing, in the last race, be
ing the only successful one. The others
went to second choices In two events, a
third choice and two outsiders, both at
12 to 1. Tim Payne won the best race
of tho day. Weather clear; track fast
Summary: First race, four furlongs Wee Girl won,
Sliver Sue second. Placena third; time.
Six furlongs Felipe Lugo won, Wm.
Wright second, Dclagoa third; time.
One mile and a sixteenth Ray won,
Akclaz second. Varro third; time, 1:474.
Seven furlongs Tim Payne won. Fossil
second, Emperor oC India third; time.
Fifth race. Slauson course -Anona won.
Whltestono second. Lady Kispar third;
One mile Bronze Wing won. Miss May
Bowdish second. Great Mogul third; time,
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
"DARLING OF THE GODS."
Sale of Seats Begins This Morning at
the Grand Theater.
The war between Japan and Russia,
which just toow seems to bo going all in
favor of the Mikado's empire, has served
to awaken acute Interest in anything and
everything Japanese. It Is natural to
suDnose. therefore, that an unusual wel
come awaits the arrival of Miss Blanche
Bates at tho Grand Theater next week.
when this great artist, supported by the
Belasco Company, from the Belasco The
ater. New York, will present for the first
time here a drama of old Japan entitled
"The Darling of the Gods."
This is the first Japanese play to be
produced in New York, where it ran for
two seasons at the Belasco Theater. It Is
a story of old Japan, full of poetry, ac
tlon and sentiment, and the Japanese at
mosphere is not rudely dispelled by the
introduction of characters, in modern
The authors are Mr. David Belasco and
Mr. John Luther Long, the distinguished
literateur from Philadelphia, whose sto
ries of Japanese life have graced tne
pages of Important magazines for the last
six years. The star of the organization
is Miss Blanche Bates, who. in the role
of the Princess Yo-San. daughter of the
mighty Prince of Tosan, has given the
theatrical world one of the greatest in
spirations ever known. The company
which will be seen here in "The Darling
of the Gods" Is one of peculiar excellence,
Including Eugene Ormonde, Albert Run
ing. George Wessels, Thomas J. McCrane,
Rankin Duvall, Edward Flammer, West
ropp Saunders. EL P. Wilkes, Joseph Tuo
hy, Mrs. F. 5L Bates, Ada Lewis, Leslie
Preston, Mabel Wood, Lulu Klein, Madge
West and 125 others. The sale, of seat3
will begin this morning at the lobby of
the Grand Theater.
"THE CRIME OF DUBOSQ."
James Keane and. the Columbia Com
pany Make a Remarkable Hit.
"The Crime of Dubosq.." at the Colum
bia this week, is an extremely Interesting
In tho first place, it introduces to Port
land one of Sir Henry Irvlngs master
pieces. Again, the star. James Keane, whom
the entire Columbia Stock Company is
supporting this week. Is a very engaging
personality one of the most promising
actors on the American stage. His finish,
his fire, his fetching intonation, his facllo
art, arc on a very high plane.
Put him In so stirring a play as "Tho
Crime of Dubosq," surround him, as he is
surrounded this week, with scenic realism
of the most striking elaborateness and
perfection; give him. as he Is now given,
the assistance of the very best stock
company In this country, and you have a
very unusual combination of Interesting
The public manifested warm apprecia
tion of this play as given at the Colum
bia on each of the performances thus
far. and the week bids fair to see the
usual crowds at this uncommonly popular
The management Is commended widely
for securing exceptionally attractive
plays which constitute a succession of
more and more satisfactory offerings each
This week Mr. Keane, with "The Crime
of Dubosq." a thrilling drama worthy of
the great Sir Henry Irving, produced
here for the first time in America; next
week the home-coming return to this city
of that splendid leading man, Howard
Gould, who will take his permanent place
as leading man of the Columbia Stock
There never, is a lull In the rapid pace
of Interest kept up at the Columbia.
Tho people know it. and no one should
miss seeing this week's exciting bill.
Mr. Keane takes tho dual role of a
criminal and a devoted son. the charac
ters bearing a fatal physical resemblance
to each other. His quick changes and
sudden transitions are marvelous. The
costuming Is beautiful. The robbery of
the stagecoach is a melodramatic extreme
And, after all. tho play ends happily,
for the Innocent man Is saved, and true
love Is rewarded.
"Nettle" Is a Big Success.
"Nettle the Newsgirl," a new and suc
cessful bidder for popularity in the melo
dramatic field, opened a week's engage
ment at the Empire Theater last Sunday
and Is playing to crowded houses. There
will be the usual Saturday matinee.
The piece bristles with strong scenes,
situations and superb climaxes. The title
role Is played by Miss Wanda Ludlow, a
talented little New York actress of great
promise, whose efforts la the past have
classed her as the best portrayer of child
roles in tho theatrical world.
"The Rivals" for the Last Time.
Tonight at -8:15 o'clock tho last perform
ance of the Jeffersons (William and Jo
seph. Jr.). in the delightful comedy "The
Rivals." will be given at the Marquam
Grand Theater. This clever comedy is
ono of the gems of tho American stage,
and should not be overlooked.
Collier's Advance Sale Today.
This morning at 10 o'clock the" advance
sale of seats will open for William Collier,
who comes to the Marquam Grand The
ater next Thursday and Friday nights.
January 25 and 27. with a special matinee
Saturday, in Richard Harding Davis
farce, "The Dictator."
NEW BILLS AT THE
Fun from start to finish marks the
excellent act of the two Burtons, com
edy slack-wire performers. It Is a
common occurrence to see one man in
vaudeville stand upon a slack wire.
(but In the case of the two Burtons,
- For a long time "WELCH FOLDING BEDS have led all others, and small wonder.
They're easy to operate, perfectly balanced, built of the best material, last longer
, and give more comfort and satisfaction than any other folding bed made. That's
saying a good deal, but we can prove it.
The cases are all built of selected wood, finely finished, and perfectly finished.
Most of them are fitted with the NATIONAL SPRING, reinforced at ends and center
With steel ribbons, and made with 24 auxiliary springs in -end attachment. Every
bed is fitted with steel castors and patent headboard. We have them with mirrors and
Every day this week there will be a practical demonstration of these beds in our
- bigcorner window. Will show you how easy it is to be comfortable and save room
at the same time.
l IS GOOD
ono performer stands on the wire and
his assistant 'stands on the former's
shoulders. One Burton also rides a
bicycle over the wire, and the flow of
repartee is smart. Bates and Ernst
are two typical German comedians, one
stout and the other lean, a la "Weber
and Fields, and they work hard to
raise a laugh, and land several. One
of the performers has a good baritone
voice, which he uses to sing a parody
nn tYin "TnrrMdnr' sontr before his
.hat Is set on fire. The two Tschu Tschu
girls are ctrjoyaoie singers, one a so
prano and tho other a contralto, and
they open with the duet "Jolly Stu
dents." Afterward they are Japanese
girls, and sing songs with Oriental
coloring. Their act is worth while.
The other numbers on the bill: Rose
Davenport, who pleases with two
songs, one being "I'll Be Tour Sweet
heart: Pearl "Gray, singer of the illus
trated ballad, "My Martha Jane": and
the Bioscope, featuring "The Great
The Bijou stock, company opened Its sea
ston yesterday under auspicious circum
stances. The play selected for the first
week Is "The Colonel." a clever English
comedy In three acts,, which deals with
the experiences of a preteraaturally
serious-minded family that takes, a dash
ing army officer and his equally lively
chum into the household.
The audiences which witnessed yester
day's performances were large and en
thusiastic and It is evident that the new
form of entertainment will be vastly pop
ular. A. R. Thorne. an experienced actor
manager, has the role of a pious fraud
who is seeking to use the family to further
his own Interests. A. C. "Winn appears
successfully as the Irish officer who dis
turbs the serenity of things: Charles Mar
ion and I. C. Fredericks have congenial
roles and Kate Rockwell, Jane Audrey,
Grace Johnson and Mabel Harcourt have
the feminine parts.
Between, acts Edna Foley sings a pretty
illustrated song and the bijougraph flashes
moving pictures. Same bill five times a
day all week.
A new policy was Inaugurated at the
Lyric yesterday when a permanent stock
company which will occupy the erstwhile
vaudeville theater for tho rest of the sea
son opened Us engagement.
The first vehicle which the company
uses to exploit Its talents Is "What Hap
pened to Smith," a farce comedy, with
mistaken Identity and a maze of cheerfully-told
lies as Its motif. The company
makes each of the three acts hllarloilaly
funny and the large audiences which wit
nessed the performance laughed continu
ously at the ridiculous situations and witty
Thomas Clarke appears as the dapper
young husband who develops a positive
genius for lying: Robert Athon is the ec
centric gardner: Thomas Delaney plays
tho hoodwinked uncle; Willie Treat Is seen
as the principal cause of Smith's troubles:
Ella Wilson plays Sally, the long-suffering
cook; Ella Mclntlre Is a humorous washer
woman, and Lillian Griffith is the house
keeper. "What Happened to Smith" will be re
peated even afternoon and twice each
night this week. Harry Wright, a mono
logue man of much ability, does a spe
cialty between acts and the vitascope
shows new pictures.
Good singing and feature work mark the
act of the Tourist trio, two men and a
woman, their best selection being "Fare
well. Molly Darling." and the bass voice
In the trio is the best heard at the Star
for many a day. Miss Drew's assumption
of the part of Rose Melville as "Sis Hop
kins, country girl," Is amusing, and Is the
bright spot In Hanson and Drew's act
The Chamroys, grotesque athletes, are a
big feature, and so are Claudius and Cor
bin, rapid-fire banjolsts. The rest of the
bill consists of Sanford and Darlington,
sketch artists, the man cleverly posing as
a Chinaman: Daisy Vernon, Illustrated
song singer, and the Projectoscope, pic
turing an event in the Russo-Japanese
Venita. in her glittering scries of ser
pentine dances. Is a top liner, and her act
Is of the unusual, sort. She dances while
bathed In different-colored lights, -and
she looks for all the world as if she were
Practical demonstration of
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an animated rainbow,, with yards upon
yards of silk floating around her. The
two Chameroys, a woman athlete and ec
centric clown, also have a good act, and
the woman performer has splendid muscu
lar development. The Acme Four, in a
comedy sketch; Marie Wilson, the petite
entertainer; John W. Woods, in an Illus
trated song: James A. Hennessey. In
blackface, and the blograph. In "An Im
possible voyage, complete the bill.
Programme Only Half Completed.
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