Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1905)
THE MOJRSJLKUr UKlSlxOKIAJf, MOKDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1905.
FOR THE GLORY
OF B'NAI B'HITH
Grand Officers Tell of the Work
of the Sons of the
ORDER'S EFFORT FOR POOR
Hugo K. Ashcr, Grand President, and
Otto Irving "Wise, Grand Lec
turer, Speak to Enthusi
Temple Beth-Israel "was not overly
crowded last night, but what it lacked
in numbers was more than made up
by the enthusiastic reception accorded
the two distinguished officials of the
Independent Order of B'nal B'rith, who
gave Interesting addresses there, in
the course of which they made power
ful appeals in behalf of the elevation
of the more unfortunate of the Jewish
In calling the meeting to order, I.
Lesser Cohen, who presided, took oc
casion to give a brief outline of the
history of the organization, which, he
said, was founded 60 years ago in New
York City, August 13 marking the 50th
anniversary of its establishment upon
the Pacific Coast, when, at San Fran
cisco in 1S55 a few devoted members
from New York, including Jacob
Meyer, now a resident of this city, and
the organizer of the first local branch
of the lodge, met and planted the seeds
that have 'produced such a magnificent
vine. He said that since then the or
der had steadily increased in numbers,
and todey was one of the strongest and
most influential in the country, with
an almost unlimited power for good.
Ho spoke also of the consolidation of
Oregon Lodge No. 65 with the Theodor
Herzl branch, and expressed the opin
ion that it was the source of a great
deal of satisfaction to all in the city.
Grand President Asher Speaks.
Hugo K. Asher, of San Francisco,
grand president of District Grand
Lodge No. 4, was well received, and
spoke in part as follows:
"We are assembled in God's temple
built for the glorification of his name
and the invocation of his blessing. Its
portals, while closed to no man, good
or ill, open only to the just cause the
cause of human righteousness and
progress, of charity and benevolence,
of peace and of good will.
"We speak as the representatives of
an organization founded for such as
pirations, for but a little while we do
our little and pass from the scene of
action, but the great cause, with its
Ideas and endeavor, lives on, spreads on
in noble effort, and sometime achieve
ment. Briefly then, permit mo to
sketch the foundation and history, the
task and the hope, of the B'nai 3'rith
the eons of the covenant.
Purposes of Order.
"Life knows no pleasure that ap
proaches the delight of exorcising our
creative faculties. To found and es
tablish, to plant and foster a noble in
stitution, is to borrow from God his
greatest attribute. But only when the
Institution is dedicated to a holy cause
when it rises above the self-centered
desires of the day when it broadens
Its activities toward the uplifting of
a common humanity and battles for the
genoral good, does It deserve the re
spect of man and earn the blessing of
God. Fifty years of honest purpose
and beneficent activity crown the past
and give hostage for the future of the
B'nai B'rith. When the great cove
nant was here renewed, the West was
but a small and Isolated community.
Not yet had the dc?ert been spanned by
steel, nor yet the mountains been
pierced by human enterprise. Not yet
did the telegraph, the heartbeat of the
world, throb here in unison with older
civilization. Out here, cut oft from
contact with our brethren, were gath
ered a handful of our co-religionists.
Founded by Strong-Soulcd Men.
"They were strong-souled men, of en
terprise and daring, who had braved the
dangers and the hardships of our West
ernmost frontier to carve their future.
, They had come from all the lands of the
earth. They differed In speech, in culture
and in modes of thought, but there was
burning in their hearts, kindled at a com
mon furnace, the fire of a common faith.
To all alike and with like import came
the recollection of the message that Israel
received from God and gave to the world
'Hear, oh, Israel, the Lord, our God,
the Lord is one!' Besides their common
faith, they felt a common responsibility,
for had not centuries of oppression taught
them that 'all Israelites are responsible,
the one for the other?'
"The tide of Immigration from Europe
flowed to these free shores, and, as the
walls of the Ghetto burst open our Amer
ican brethren saw bent figures trying to
stand orect; they saw the shackles of
prejudice and oppression struck off, but
the flesh beneath still showed the bruises
of abuse, the pain of body and the an
guish of mind. They were unblinded to
these weaknesses and shortcomings of
their kindred, and resolved, by their guid
ance and untiring efforts, to develop
those latent powers which have always
made our people worthy of the blessings
of free Institutions.
The Man With the Hoe.
"I visited yesterday your creditable Ex
position, and among all your Interesting
exhibits the most fascinating to me was
your art gallery; and among all Its splen
did pictures the most touching is the
Man With the Hoe.' And. as I stood
admiring that oplc of human suffering
stood spellbound before that figure bent
by unrequited toil those stooping shoul
ders, that carry the unglorifled burdens
of the world that head, lifting to unkind
ly fate a countenance showing man's in
humanity to man; thoso eyes, robbed of
the godly fire of intelligence there arose,
mingled with the unspeakable pity in my
heart, a fervent prayer of thanks to God
that centuries of oppression, of toil and
repression, of suffering and degradation,
had not killed In my people the power to
rise. I thanked God that the child of the
man whose back was bent by the weight
of the peddler's pack was strong enough
to carry worthily the duties of American
Speaks for Religious Essentials.
"When was a new generation more lax
In ita religious observances than is ours?
When did we hear with more just cause
such bitter criticism leveled at our arro
gant skepticism, our uncultured agnos
ticism, our irreligious tendencies? I speak
not, my friends, for religious dogmatism,
not for a dead ritualism, but for reli
gious essentials a cleaving to the funda
mental idea of the fatherhood of God and
the brotherhood of man; for the faith that
holds us accountable for our deeds here."
Otto Irving Wise, brother to the pas
tor. Rev. Stephen S. Wise, and grand lec
turer of the grand lodge of B'nai B'rith,
also spoke In much the same vein. He
possesses a pleasing personality, and is
endowed with Dr. Wise's superb manner
of earnestness in -delivery. He requested
those present to extend ail possible aid
to the order, which he clawed as unique
-because it promised nothing but exacted
everything from its membership.
Record of Half-Century.
"It hands you a record of half a cen
tury of splendid achievement," be said,
"and your reward will- not come from us,
but from the consciousness that you have
done a good deed to Jews. The organiza
tion set out 60 years ago to Americanize
immigrant Jews, and now has monuments
across the continent, from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, in the shape of a record of
which we may justly feel proud." Ho
spoke of the orphan asylums, foundling
homes, hospitals, schools, libraries and
other public institutions in this connec
tion that had been founded by the B'nai
B'rith, and when it was considered that
some of the greatest minds of the ago
came from the order, he was proud of
their record and proud of the institution,
and he thought it ought to be an in
spiration to Induce good men to join the
After reforring in eloquent terms to 'the
atrocities that had been perpetrated at
Klchlneff, Mr. Wise spoke of the efforts
to get the mammoth B'nai B'rith petition
to the Czar, through the dogged persist
ence of Leon Levy, aided finally by the
kindly offices' of John Hay. and "while
nobody was in any position to tell what
good it accomplished, there was a moral
certainty that it awoke in this country a
feeling that the Jewish people were alive
to the protection of their brother, wher
ever he might be.
The meeting was under the joint aus
pices of both the local lodges, and in ad
dition to oxcellent solos by Mrs. W. A. T.
Bushong and L. AHen-Godwyn, Arthur N.
DeVore rendered some excellent selec
tions as organist. There will be another
meeting at Selllng-HIrsch Hail tomor
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Sa.
WILTOX LACKAYE TONIGHT
2ioted Actor Will Present "The Pit"
at the Marquam Theater,.
Wilton Laokaye and his own company
of players begin an engagement of one
week at tho Marquam Grand Theater to
night at 8:30 o'clock, presenting tonight,
Tuesday and Wednesday nights the much-talked-about
production of "The Pit," a
dramatization of Frank Norris' novel;
Thursday and Friday nights and Saturday
matinee, a revival of Paul M. Potter's
version of "Trilby." Both productions
are given under the direction of William
A. Brady, who has staged them along the
most elaborate lines. Mr. Lackaye will
be supported by the same company that
has appeared with him during the past
two seasons in "The Pit." Over 200 peo
ple will bo seen in tho one sensational,
hurly-burly scene, the panic in the wheat
The revival of "Trilby" will be particu
larly interesting, as Mr. Lackaye was
the original Bvongali, and the play will
be given undor his personal direction.
Frank Dekum. a Portland boy, will make
his initial appearance as & "full-fledged"
professional actor, and his legion of
friends are going to give him a royal
welcome. Seats arc now selling for the
LABOR MATIXEE AT BEL AS CO
Week of "Harriet's Honeymoon"
Opens With Special Performance.
The new week at the Bclasco will open
this afternoon with a special labor day
matinee performance of "Harriet's Honey
moon," one of the most successful plays
of the present day. In which Mary Man
nerlng appeared with such distinction.
Miss Lillian Lawrence, the new Belasco
leading woman. Is agreed by the critics'
to be the one woman in America compe
tent to follow Miro Mannerlntr In h rn1
and her performance of Harriet has been
characterized in the very highest term.
Will Walling, the popular now leading
man. Is also cast for a strong role In the
new bill, and Is certain to give "a delight
ful performance. All tho other mpmhAt-a
of the splendid Belasco company are hap
pily provided for. See the opening per
formance of "Harriet's Honeymoon" at
the special Labor day matinee today.
Matinee at the Baker 'Today.
There will bo a special Labor day mat
inee at the Baker at 2:15 today, of the
famous Brigadiers Burlesquers, which
opened yesterday to two packed houses.
The regular evening performance will also
be given at :15.
Empire Matinee Today.
"Escaped From the Harem" will be
given at the special Labor day matinee
today at the Empire Theater at 2:15. The
greatest of all melodramas from the pro
lific pen of Charles A. Taylor opened yes
terday, and will continue all week at the
popular uptown theater. Twelfth and
JOSEPHINE DEFFRY APPEARS
Charming Actress to Present Three
Plays at Marquam Theater.
Next Saturday is the opening night of the
Josephine Deffry company at tho Mar
quam Grand. The bill will be "A Broken A
Heart." The engagement, which Includes
the following Monday and Tuesday, Sep
tember 11 and 12, will see the production
of "A Deserted Bride" and "A Wicked
Woman," respectively. Manager E. F.
Hawkins has selected a strong supporting
company for his star, and the leading
man is Tom B. Loftus. who has long been
popular in Portland. Another name In the
cast not unfamiliar to theater-goers of
Portland is Miss Meta Marsky. The rest
of the company 1s composed of capable,
talented people. Miss Deffry Is a clever
actress and one of tho best emotional
women visiting the Coast. This is her
first visit to Portland. Popular prices will
prevail during the engagement. The sale
of seats will open next Thursday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
AT THE YATJDEVUjTjE THEATERS
Today the Star will present a now bill
and the show will run continuously from
2:30 to 10:45 P. M. The new list is headed
by the Mexican Quintet, of Juarez, Old
Mexico, who play sweet music on their
native stringed Instruments. Eva Thatch
er, known as "The Irish Lady," will add
to the entertainment with her crisp talk
and funny songs. Searles and Rockwell
are listed for a comedy sketch which
they call "The Cheeks Messenger." Earl
and Hampton sing and dance, pleasingly.
Boy McBrain sings "When the Fields Are
White With Daisies," by courtesy of
Newman's Theatrical Agency. The Star
oscope will complete the show with an at
tractive set of pictures.
As this is a holiday, the Grand will give
continuous performances from 2 till 10:15
tonight. As the headliner, little Lottie
Gilson, the magnetic soubrette, is select
ed. She is aided in her attractive act by
Signor Dupree. a master of the harp.
Brydon's canine circus will appeal to old
and young. Frank Clayton is a musical
monologuist who has been engaged to
make merry. Vlrden and Dunlap will
present their comedy, "The New Girl."
Bennett and Sterling have a unique
sketch. Fred Purlnton will render the
illustrated, ballad, 'Til Be Waiting in the
Gloaming, Sweet Genevieve," and the
Grandlscope has a sensational film called
Ml IN COMING
National Convention Delegates
HOOD RIVER SENDS APPLES
Ladles Plan to Form a National
Auxiliary for the Benefit of the
Wives and Daughters
At the headquarters of the National
Association of Letter-Carrlers, room
03 Goodnough building, northeast cor
ner of Fifth and Yamhill streets, all
was bustle and confusion yesterday,
tho day having been given over to re
ceiving delegates and making provision
for the comfort of themselves, families
and friends during. their week's attend
ance at the first biennial convention,
which meets at Armory Hall, Tenth and
Davis streets, tomorrow morning at 8
An official badge has been adopted
which is not only extremely unique
and symbolic in design, but artistic
also in finish, and one which will no
Joubt be cherished for many genera
tors on account of its distinctive
features. It is made of oxidized white
metal, the top being a representation
of a Columbia River salmon, while sus
pended underneath Is a miniature log,
suggestive of the lumbering Industry,
appended thereto Is the exact counter
part of an envelope with postmark
reading: "Portland, Or., Sept. S, 1905.
10 A. M." It is addressed: "First Bien
nial Convention, National Association
of Letter-Carrlers, September 4 to 11,
1905." with printed headings of the
association in the upper left-hand cor
ner. 'At the bottom is the official seal
of the Lewis and Clark Exposition In
medallion form, the whole linked by
small chains and forming an attractive
souvenir. These will bo distributed at
the ball tomorrow morning to accredit
In room 200 of tho Goodnough build
ing, the Ladies' Auxiliary of Letter-Carrlers
Branch 82, of Portland, has es
tablished headquarters also, and the
members will devote their time, while
the National convention is in session,
to entertaining the wives and daugh
ters of delegates. The officers of the
organization are Mrs. C A. Elwell,
president; Mrs. W. E. Wheeler, secre
tary; Mrs. E. A. Moulton, treasurer, and
Mm. H. E. Coleman, aergeant-at-arms.
These officers also comprise the ladles
committee. Following are the other
committees: Reception Mrs. H. C
Hutchinson, Mrs. W. H. Churchill, Mrs.
O. Phillips. Mrs. G. W. Feathers, Mrs.
Frank Tobias, Mrs. Fred Kelly, Mrs.
C S. Bradford and Mrs. W. P. Lyman.
Refreshments Mrs. Feathers, Mrs. J.
S. Roark and Mrs. Homer Woodruff.
The ladles of Portland nav started
a movement for tho formation of a Na
tional auxiliary of the National Letter
Carriers' Association, and the first
meeting will be held in the headquar
ters at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning for
the purpose of effecting permanent or
ganization. All ladles interested are
requested to be on hand. The idea Is to
make the association not only fraternal
in character, but mutually protective
also from a beneficial standpoint.
Fruits and flowers abound in prolific
quantity at tho headquarters of the
association, and this morning the Arm
ory will be converted into a good-sized
fruit market, the occasion being the
distribution of 36 boxes of fine Hood
River apples, 'donated to Portland
Branch S2 by the Hood River Fruit
growers' Association, of which A. J.
Mason, formerly a local letter-carrier,
la president. Six boxes of the "Weal
thy" variety of the fruit were specially
selected, each apple being encased in
a' satin souvenir wrapper of appropriate
design. These will likewise be scat
tered broadcast among the visiting del
egates, and it is anticipated that each
luscious package will operate as a mis
sionary to concentrate the attention of
the convention upon the peculiar ad-
for Women's Wear
At the end of each season I al
ways close out goods left on my
TODAY and TUESDAY are our
special clearing days, when we
will dispose, of all our Summer
Here are sample b&rfains:
Fine Scotch Tweed, piece. 31-t
yards, gray, plaid and stripes;
Just right for a distinctive skirt,
tegular value, $1.75. wm
Remnant famous Globe Tweed,
piece 2& yards, plain colors; will
make a coat for you that will
hold Its shape and color. ct jer
Regular -value. . J) J
Special, per yard r fc i
Plaid and striped Hockinam worst
ed, gray and brown, a very mod
ish pattern that will make up into
a stylish skirt. Regular rf . T
values. $3 and 4. Z.Zo
Special Per yard
Scotch Cheviot, piece. 21-3 yards,
gray plaid and stripes, dashing
pattern; serviceable. 4 c r
Regular value. VL1L. I S I)
Special, per yard i.wv
Remnant fine Brown Vicuna, piece,
2 yards; nobby Jacket material.
Regular value, J4. C"k ff
Herringbone Worsted-Cheviot piece,
2 yards, dark brown, rich; Just
what you've been looking for.
Regular value, $2.75. C T c
ALL GOODS 56 INCHES WIDE.
Most of the patfern are "con
fined" can only be sold by u.
This is a rare chaaee to boy tailor
goe4s. Remember the days
Moaday and Tuesday, this week.
The Meier Frank Store
Portland's Largest and Best Store
Custom Shade and Drapery Work Oar Specialty Best Materials and Workmanship--Lowest Prices Guaranteed
Trnnks and Traveling Bass The Largest and Best-Selected Stock on the CoastEvery Good Style and Siie 3d Floor
Portland Agents "Ostermoor" Patent Elastic Felt Mattresses Better Than Hair Mattresses All Sizes Lowest Prices
Fall Apparel for Women2d Floor
Portland's Leading Cloak and Spit House is showing everything
that's correct in Women's Ready-to-Wear Apparel for Fall and
Winter wear Every detail of style for the new season b ably
represented The makers have displayed their best efforts and out
stripped all previous endeavors in their zeal to produce the finest
collection of Suits, Coats, Costumes, Etc. ever presented to the
Portland public-Not one of the minutest details has been over
looked in the construction of these garments The closest inspec
tion elicits entire satisfaction and admiration Altogether, the
showing is the best we ever made In extent the assortment cannot
be equaled west of Chicago Particular attention is also called to
the pricing of our Women's Ready-to-Wear Apparel Right along
the line from the popular to the high-class garments our prices will
be found, by far, the most reasonable in the city A saving of fully
one-fourth on what you are asked to pay elsewhere for apparel
of equal grade Best bargains in the city Let us show you
New Lace, Silk and Chiffon Waists
The Meier &. Frank Store is showing the prettiest Waists in many J
seasons neaumui new, exclusive styles m silK, chiifon cloths and
laces Evening shades, Persian designs, Alice blue and black Mag
nificent Waists, trimmed in baby Irish crochet laces, Mechlin laces,
Point d Gaze, round mesh Valenciennes, etc., etc., with corded folds
and shirred rosettes Short, elbow, three-quarter and fall-Iength
sleeves The handsome domestic and imported models A showing
any store in the land might justly be proud of Prices range from
$9 up to $50 each Second Floor New Lingerie Waists in grand
assortment, and the Lingerie Waist promises to be the favorite for
evening and theater wear the coming season AU prices 2d Floor
New Fall Apparel for Men Second Floor
You can buy your new Fall Suit and Overcoat at The
Meier 2b Frank Store at a saving of twenty-five per cent
on what equal grades cost you at the exclusive clothing
establishment Every man with the least idea of economy
wants to effect this saving The stock is second to none
in the city Every desirable style and material from such
well-known makers as L. Adler Bros. Sb Co., Stein-BIoch
Co., Hart, Schafmer Eb Marx and The Washington Co.
We have made every effort to gather clothing of the
best quality only Suits from $10 to $35 Overcoats
from $?.5Q to $40.00 Clothing that we can guarantee
to the purchaser as to wearing quality, fit, workmanship,
tc-Clothing that will make the purchaser a friend of
our clothing store and bring him here again when
he has apparel needs to supply Special attention is
called to our complete showing of genuine "Priestley"
Crovenette Raincoats Best styles $12.50 to $35.00
Boys' and Young Men's Clothing
"We take a great amount of pride in outfitting the boys and
young men because we know the clothing we offer pleases them as
well as the parents. By far the best Boys' Clothing store in town
is' on our scond floor. Clothing for school and dress wear. Cloth
ing that looks well, wears well and is rightly priced.
"With every purchase of Boys'
Suit or Overcoat to the amount
of $5.00 or over at regular price
we give a year's subscription to
the 'American Boy, the biggest,
brightest and best boys' magazine published. Second Floor.
Free for 1 Year
New Laces and Dress Trimmings in Superb Variety Very Latest Ideas and Styles
New Silks and , Dress Goods Every New Shade and Material
New. Carpets, Curtains, Rugs, Draperies, Couch Covers, Etc., on the Third Floor
Fine New Fall Millinery The Most Complete Display in the City Second Floor
New Importation "Perrins" Real French Kid Gloves Now Ready
"Hawes" Famous $3.00 Hat for Men New Fall BlocksEvery Hat Guaranteed
vantage of the Hood River country as
a final rendezvous for letter-carrlersf
the president of the Hood River Fruit
growers' Association being cited aa a
shining example of the adaptability of
the soil In this respect.
The delegation from Missouri arrived
last night, and created quite a stir as
they paraded up from the depot to their
headquarters, headed by the letter-carriers'
band of EL Louis. The Califor
nia delegates, 61 strong, arrived yes
terday morning, "while about all those
from the Puget Sound country strag
gled In throughout the day. A great
many are expected this morning, so
that -when the President of the associa
tion calls the convention, to order to
morrow, it 1 believed there -will be
very few absentees from any of the
The delights of the South Seas have
been discoursed upon both by Robinson
Crusoe and Robert Louis Stevenson. Ta
hiti Is the embodiment of the oldest of
our childhood's dreams as to abundance
the land' of beautiful rivers, mountains,
fruits and flowers, and the most generous
and hospitable of natives. 5. S. Mariposa
sails for Tahiti September 1L Reduced
rate' of H3S.t0 round trip will be made. for
thk voyage. Send for drotluv. m 3f arkct
IMPROVE COLUMBIA SLOUGH
Visitor Says the Name Should Bo
Changed to Paradise Road.
"The name of the Columbia Slough road
should be changed to Paradise road," re
marked E. N. Emery, at Russellvllle, yes
terday. For almost the entire distance along the
Columbia Slough road up to Falrvlew tho
farmers have caught the true spirit of
civic Improvement. Three years ago one
of the farmers conceived the Idea of
cleaning up his farm. He removed tho
weeds in the fence corners along the
Columbia Slough road and generally Im
proved the appearance of his farm. This
was near the Masonic Cemetery, where
the Sandy road connected with the former
road. Then the rest of the farmers caught
the Idea, and up to George Zimmerman's
farm the farms have been cleaned, and
there are no noxious and unsightly weeds
growing along this thoroughfare.
The effect of this cleaning up Is appar
ent. Columbia Slough district is consid
ered one of the most productive districts
in the state, and this recent civic Im
provement movement adds much to Its
attOLCtiTt mi,Uly. It Is bow understood
that all the farmers will follow the ex
ample of their neighbors In beautifying
tholr places and home surroundings.
S. E. Hamilton has Just completed a
J4O0O barn on a modern plan. Napoleon
Davis, near Falrvlew, also la completing
a fine barn at a cost of $3G0O. B. Rey
nold completed his great farm several
years ago. An excellent school, on the
Columbia Slough, In District No. 3, has
taken the place of the Bhock that stood
there so many years.
J. C. Cohen Is Attached.
The money due the Hawaiian .Band
from the Lewis and Clark Exposition
for tho week ending Thursday has
been attached by the Pacific Coast Bis
cuit Company, which alleges that J. C.
Cohen, the manager of the organisation,
la Indebted to it to the extent ot 532.
Zt la alleged that Cohan transacted this
Indebtedness when In the merchandise
brokerage business In Honolulu during
1300. Cohen stated last night that ho was
agent of the Pacific Coast Biscuit Com
pany in Honolulu and that the firm lost
the money through one of his customers
falling. Ho said it had always since
then been a disputed account, no settle,
ment of the difference being made. Tho
attachment was made Saturday after
aooa, but Cohen was not notified of it
until last night. He immediately con
sulted a lawyer and will try to straighten
up the matter today. It 13 sat tkffagM
that It will Interfere with tfce bud plaj
ing at the Exposition..
Ceremonies at Ahaval Sholom.
The sale of seats for the coming ntfji
days' ceremonleg at the Ahaval Sholom
Synagogue, which opened yesterday after
noon, was conducted in a pleasing man
ner, for tho demand for seats exceeded
the expectations of the committee for
the first day. Rev. Mr. "Wilner. of Mis
sissippi, has been engaged to lecture dur
ing the coming festivities. All those de
siring seats may secure them by calling
on the committee at any time during the
Real ones, at Singer stores. Buy here ana
deal with the manufacturers. The Singer
Company is permanent and responsible;
its representatives are always at haa to
care for Singer machines.
Look for the red S.
234 Morrison st,
402. "Washington st.
W0 "Williams, ave.,
" Portland. Orege.
XaJa St., Oregoa City, Or.