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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1905)
TEffi MORNING OREGOXIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1905.
CHIEF WILL ACT
given tonight, closing the engagement of
the Noble Stock Company.
"SWEET LAVENDER" TOMORROW
Fay Wallace, New Ingenue With Co
lumbia Company, to Make Debut.
At the matinee tomorrow afternoon Miss
Fay Wallace will positively make her de
but as Sweet Lavender In Pinero's pretty
love comedy of that name, at the Colum
bia Theater. The play, which is one of
the many splendid offerings Manager Bal
lard has in store for his numerous patrons,
is a charming and amusing love comedy
of the highest rank, and enjoyed a season
of brilliant success at that original home
of nearly all the high-class stock produc
tions In America, the great Lyceum Thea
ter. New York City. That company was
Just such an organization as the Colum
bia Stock. Frank King, scenic artist for
the Columbia Theater, was scenic artist
for the Lyceum all through that period,
and designed and painted all the scen
ery for the original production of "Sweet
Lavender," "Charity Ball," "Men and
Women" and all those famous plays.
"Sweet Lavender" will run all next week
ut the Columbia.
Women to Be Driven
Out of Saloons.
MAYOR ISSUES THE ORDER
Barmaids Are Forbidden to
ALSO TO FREQUENT SALOONS
Chief of Police Hunt Notifies All Pro
prietors of Combination Houses
That Order Will Be En
Women tvill be driven from, all "com
bination" saloons in the celebrated North
12nd district o Portland, insofar as they
nre engaged in selling liquor on commis
sions or frequenting such places, if the
programme outlined by Chief of Police
Hunt is executed. He declares it will be.
In addition to this, he predicts the abso
lute eradication of conditions existing in
the section so widely known as a sinkhole
of vice and crime, in less than five years.
He savs the rapid commercial growth of
the city will demand 1L
Chief Hunt was but awaiting definite
and final orders from Mayor "Williams he
fore sending forth the ultimatum to all
establishments employing women to sell
drinks on the commission plan. The
Mayor delivered his instructions In the af
ternoon, and when the patrolmen of the
first relief went front headquarters they
carried to every "combination" saloon
keepers strict orders to dispense with bar
maids before tonight. No arrests were
made, but the word was passed that raids
will be mado on any place the proprietor
of which does not comply wilh the reg
ulations. "I know what to do now that I have
received official notification from the
Mayor," said Chief Hunt, "but from the
action of the Councllmen Wednesday I
hardly knew what to do. This whole
thing fulfills a prediction which I made
years ago. Furthermore, I will say that
In less than five years there will not be
a North End in Portland, as It exists
today. Conditions prevailing there now
will be eradicated, and no women will be
in cribs, either there or elsewhere in the
city. I fear, however, they will spread
to all portions of Portland, Instead of be
ing confined to one place, as is largely the
case now. It will be the commercial in
terests that will bring this about; the
ground will be needed for legitimate busi
ness. "Regarding the order issued tonight, I
may say that women will not be allowed
in any of these places. I don't think
there are any establishments In the South
End where women are employed to sell
drinks, but if there are they will be"
cleaned out. Of course. It is not In my
power to keep women out of boxes now,
as the matter Is pending In the Supreme
Court. If the decision Is favorable to the
city, I will not wait, but will compel every'
saloonkeeper and all to whom the ordi
nance applies to remove the boxes. Neither
can I designate where women that are to
be forced away from saloons shall go, but
they cannot remain selling drinks any
where, nor can they frequent saloons.
"We can arrest them for that, but there Is
no law whereby we can prevent them from
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
SPECIAL MATINEE TODAY.
Big Musical Comedy, "The Silver
Slipper," at the Marquam Theater.
This afternoon at 2:13 o'clock a special
jnatinee will be given of John C. Fisher's
big musical comedy, "The Silver Slipper,"
which began an engagement last night
at the Marquam Grand Theater. This
excellent organization more than'pleased
a big first night audience last evening
and Is well worth seeing, as it is kept
up to the same high standard as last
year's company, which theater-goers re
member as one of the best musical shows
of the season. The last performance will
be given tonight at 8:15 o'clock.
THE BATES ENGAGEMENT.
Farewell Performance of the Great
Play, "The Darling of the Gdds."
The final performance of Miss Blanche
Bates In "The Darling of the Gods" at
the Grand Theater will be this afternoon's
matinee and tonight. At each of these
performances the bill will be "The Darl
ing of the Gods." and those who lose these
two opportunities -will regret it all the
days of their lives, for certain it is that
no such production will visit Portland
again within the present generation.
In all dramatic literature there is noth
ing like "The Darling of the Gods." There
is no standard by which it can bo meas
ured: there is nothing by which it can
tie compared. It stands alone with Its
princely setting and its delicate, yet mel
odramitic climaxes. All its characters
are clearly defined, its purpose is whole
pome and its pathos finds Its way around
the heartstrings of the coldest.
The triumph of Miss Bates In the char
acter of the Princess Yo San, who sacrl
Jlces all on the 'altar of pure love and
devoted affection has been more than
certain. She has won a place in the hearts
of the people of her native town that will
never be effaced.
There will be the regular matinee this
afternoon, and the farewell performance
of "The Darling of the Gods" will be
Matinee Today at the Columbia.
At the matinee this afternoon the Co
lumbia Stock Company will give "Moths
of Society." which has been running all
week at this popular theater, and which
has been considered by many to be the
most finished, artistic and interesting play
yet presented on the Columbia stage. It
will also be the regular Saturday mati
nee patrons' first reception to Howard
Gould, the new leading man, who opened
with the company last Sunday, and who
has made a host of new friends and en
thusiastic admirers during the week. Last
performance or isiotns or boclety" to
Two Plays at the.Empire Today.
At the regular matinee today the Noble
Stock Company will present for the last
time the delightful comedy drama, "For
Love and Honor." Preparations have
been going on all week for an olaboratc
production of- "Carmen," which will be
Edna Wallace Hopper Next Monday.
Edna Wallace Hopper has at last made
a start commensurate with her well
known ability as a comedienne and will
make her first appearance as a star In
Arthur Law's successful comedy, "A
Country Mouse," which scored one of the
most brilliant successes of the late Lon
don season. Miss Hopper is under the
management of Frank McKee and that
astute manager, after much care, selected
as the proper vehicle for the exploit of
Miss Hopper's talents this successful
play, and If reports are true, he seems
to have made no mistake in his selection.
A playlette in one-act called "Captain
January" will also be presented by Miss
Hopper and her associates on her com
ing engagement here at the Marquam
Grand Theater next Monday and Tues
day night, February 6-7. The sale of
seats opened yesterday morning.
"Over Niagara Falls."
Rowland & Clifford's successful melo
drama. "Over Niagara Falls," which is
achieving such success, will be at the Em
pire Theater all next week, starting with
the regular matinee tomorrow.
Advance Sale Joseph Murphy.
The eminent Irish comedian. Joseph
Murphy, will present "Kerry Gow" at
the Marquam Grand Theater next
Wednesday and Thursday nights, Febru
ary S and 9; "Shaun Rhue" on Friday
evening. The advance sale of seats will
open next Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
TO TRAIN IN ''BAKEESFIELD.
Manager McCreedie, of Portland, Will
Take His Team South.
.BAKERSFIELD, Cat.. Feb. 3. (Spe
cial.) Last evening Superintendent Good
win, of the Power, Transit & Light Com
pany, of this city, received a telegram
from Manager W. H. McCreedie, of the
Portland baseball club, stating that the
latter had accepted the terms of the
Power, Transit & Light Company and
would bring his. team of players to this
city for preliminary training and prac
Jockey Rides to Lose.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 3.)-Two
favorites, one second, two third choices
and one outsider were the winners at As
cot today. Gentle Harry, at 50 to 1, beat
a large field of poor ones In the last race.
Loretta M. was a redhot favorite and was
leading Into the stretch, when Kent pulled
and hauled her all over the track, allow
ing Schoolmate and Kehailan to beat her
out. Kent was indefinitely suspended.
Jockeys Amos and Herbert have been re
Four furlongs Dr. Hollis won. Loyal
Front second. Ha third; time, 0:50.
Seven furlongs Robador won, Skeptic
second, Henry Ach third; time, 1:17.
One mile and GO yards Schoolmate won,
Kehailan second; Loretta. M. third; time,
One mile Anirad won, Exapo second.
Great Mogul third; time, 1:45.
Six furlongs West Brookfleld won, Aze
lina second. Sportsman third; time. 1:16.
One mile Gentle Harry won. Palmist
second, Miss May Bowdish third; time,
Three Favorites Win at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3. Three fa
vorites secured brackets today. The track
was heavy. Summary:
Seven furlongs The Led can won, Mr.
Dingle second, Bob Palmer third; time,
Futurity course Greenock won. Dr.
Sherman second. Waterspout third; time,
Seven furlongs Maxtress won. Play
Ball second. Foxy Grandpa third; time,
One mile and one-sixteenth Briers won.
Modicum second. Whoa Bill third; time
Five and one-half furlongs Belle Reed
won, Piatt second, Whoa Bill third; time.
Seven furlongs, handicap Ishlana won.
Major Tenny second, Venator third; time.
EE0PEN BRIDGE TODAY.
Fresh Trouble on Morrison-Street
Draw Being Remedied.
As stated yesterday, the repairs to the
broken shaft of the new Morrison-street
bridge were completed about noon, and
the bridge was again opened for traffic.
Several steamers were allowed to pass,
and the contractors were congratulating
themselves upon the manner in which the
bridge was working when the steamer
All went well until the bridge operator
started to close tho draw, and thinking
that the momentum was a little too great,
he attempted to check it by throwing the
reverse lever of the electric switch. The
result was the breaking of the two large
steel shafts connecting the main cog
wheels of the turning gear.
As soon as Assistant Superintendent
Fields was notified of the accident, the
tridge was forced open, and workmen
were employed in removing the broken
shafts to a local Iron' works for repaira
It Is expected the work will toe completed
early this morning, and that tho bridge
v?Ill again be open for travel about noon.
Owing to the fact that the construction
company opened the bridge to the public
before it was fully completed and thor
oughly tested, they say they do not think
the people should criticize them too harsh
ly for the accidents that have occurred.
It Is also said, the operators have not had
opportunity to become familiar with the
working of the complicated machinery,
but what seems a hardship now may be
a blessing in jttisgulse, for all the weak
points of the structure will be brought to
the surface before the work is accepted
by the city.
Marvelous bargains in ladies' nndermus
Hns, knit underwear, flannel gowns and
men's underwear, curtains, blankets, com
forters and table linens. Come and see.
McAUen & McDonnell.
Funeral of Lamp Victim.
Funeral services over the remains of
Mrs. Johanna Curtin. who was burned to
death in her home at $01 Union avenue
early yesterday morning, will be held at
9:30 A. M. today from St. Mary's Church,
Williams avenue and Stanton street. Bur
ial will be in, Mount Calvary Cemetery.
The Meier Sb Frank Store Will Be Open Saturday Evenings Until 9:30
Last Day of the Clearance Sale
Economical People Will Supply Their Needs Today
A Million-Dollar Stock of Merchandise for your choosing today
at the lowest Clearance Sale prices ever known. That announce
ment went into every quarter of Portland and the Northwest six
weeks ago. The response the first day of the Sale and every busi
ness day since has amounted to an ovation. The Meier & Frank
matchless stocks of
dise possessing the
of convincing econ
preciation has been
est Clearance Sale
omy. We have
in the way of pre
values. Your ap
shown by the great-
business we have ever recorded. Today is your last chance. With
the exception of a few contract goods, every article in the estab
lishment can be purchased at a big saving. 13& hours more in
' which to share in the greatest bargain distribution of the year.
Increased service in every department, prompt and satisfactory
attention assured everyone. A partial list of the offerings follow
Silk, Dress Goods, Black Goods at Clearance prices.
LaceSj Embroideries, Dress Trimmings at Clearance prices.
Ribbons, Gloves, STeckwear at Clearance prices.
Hosiery and Underwear at Clearance prices.
Umbrellas and Handkerchiefs at Clearance prices.
Entire stock of Wash Fabrics at Clearance prices.
Leather G oods at special low Clearance prices
Veilings and Eans at low Clearance prices.
Linens and "White Goods at Clearance prices.
Sheets, Pillow Cases, Bedspreads at Clearance prices.
Women's, Men's and Children's Shoes at Clearance prices.
Notions and Small Wares at Clearance prices..
Drug Sundries, Toilet Articles at Clearance prices.
Flannels, Eiderdowns, etc., at Clearance ixrices.
Jewelry and Stationery at low Clearance prices.
Men's Furnishing Goods at low Clearance prices.
Dress Linings and Cottons at Clearance Sale prices.
Books at exceptionally low Clearance Sale prices.
Cameras, Camera Supplies at Clearance Sale prices
Men's and Boys' Hats and Caps at Glearance prices.
Women's Suits, Coats,; Skirts at Clearance prices.
Costumes and Wraps at greatly reduced prices.
Waists, Petticoats, Tea Gowns at low prices.
Children's Garments greatly reduced in price.
Entire stock of Millinery ab about half cost.
Muslin Underwear at low Clearance Sale prices.
Infants' Wear and Knit Goods at special prices.
Art Goods, Pictures, Sheet Music at low prices.
Artistic Picture Framing at one-fourth off regular prices;
Curtains, Draperies, Upholstery Goods low priced.
Carpets, Rugs, Mattings, Linoleums at low prices.
Toys, Dolls, Games at low Clearance prices.
Baby Carriages, Go-Carts at low Clearance! prices.
Trunks and Traveling Bags at Clearance Sale prices.
Silverware, Cut, Glass at low Clearance prices.
Fancy China, Lamps, Dinner Sets at Clearance prices.
All kinds of Kitchen Utensils at Clearance prices.
Peninsular Stoves and Ranges at Clearance prices.
Cutlery, Nickelware at Clearance prices.
Willamette Sewing Machines at Clearance prices.
Men's and Boys' Clothing2d Floor
Sweeping Clearance Sale reductions on our entire stocks of Men's and Boys' Clothing.
The best ready-to-wear Clothing money can buy is being offered at less than manufacturing
cost. Remember, eveiy garment we own is included. Second Floor.
, Men's Suits and Overcoats
Mens $10.00 Suits are now reduced to ? 8.15
Men's $12.00 Suits are now reduced to 9.10
Men's $lo.00 Suits are now reduced to 10.85
Men's $18.00 Suits are now reduced to v- 13.85
Men's $20.00 Suits are now reduced to 15.00
Men's $25.00 Suits are now reduced to 19.75
$18.00 Overcoats at. .$14.35
20.00 Overcoats at. . 16.15
25.00 Overcoats at. . 19.75
Smoking J ackets, Lounging Robes at Clearance prices.
Dress Suits and Tuxedos at Clearance Sale prices.
Vests, Trousers, etc., at low Clearance prices.
Cravenettes are being sold at low Clearance prices;
Boys' 2-piece Suits in dark blue
serges, cheviots and fancy tweeds,
splendid styles at greatly reduced
$2.50 values $1.65
$3.00 values $1.98
$3.50 values $2.35
$3.95 values $2.80
$4.50 and .$5.00 values $3.45
Boys' Kilt Suits for little boys, 2 to
4 years, navy blue and red; attract
ive styles; best $5 values $3.45
Boys' Reefers and Topcoats; this
season's very best styles, in all
sizes, grand values at
$5.00 Coats $4.10
$7.50 Coats $5.95
$10.00 Coats $8.15
$6.00 Coats $4.65
$8.50 Coats $6.95