14 THE MORXJ'S'G OREG0NIAX, FRIDAY, DECE3IBER 20, 1907. SHOPS R E CROWDED Christmas Trade Not Affected by Financial Stringency. EXCEPT AS TO LUXURIES Fewer Automobiles and Diamonds Than T,ast Year Will Be Dis tributed by Santa Claus. loor Will Be Remembered. The really wise portion of the populace, of course, has completed Its Christmas shopping these many days since. People ot mediocre wisdom are now occupied in that absorbing work, while the neglectful. Improvident and procrastinating will hardly become busied before next Wed nesday. It is barely necessary to say that the bulk of the populace belongs to the class of mediocre wisdom. A glance at the shopping crowds reveals this only too clearly. Most everyone In town is on the streets these days, passing from store to store. Home Is only an adjunct of the bargain counter; a place to with draw for a little rest preliminary to taking up the next day's shopping campaign.- If there has been a financial flurry it has not sufficed to put Its stampmark on the holiday trade. In past years trading has never been more lively, especially in the ordinary necessities of Christmas, such as .toys for the children and present able things for the older people. There Is something of a falling away in more expensive things. But of stint there is little suggestion so far. All Streets Thronged. If threre was bne person on the street yesterday there.were 40,000. Stores were crowded,' especially those places dispens ing wares suitable for Christmas presents. The big department stores found them selves at their wits' end to handle the throngs and only by the cleverest kind of management could the emergency be met. Big crowds were looked for, to be sure. But the rush always takes on bigger proportions than expected and this year is proving no exception to that general rule. It Is hard to tell how much Santa Claus spent yesterday for the good little boys and girls and men and women who have behaved themselves this past year, and are to be remembered by the astute old spendthrift. His spendings must have ranged far up into the thousands. The trade will pass the M.000.000 mark before the holidays are at an end, for hundreds of people from outlying districts come In to get their Christmas presents. The average person, ' who has the money, spends at least 125 for presents and there are thousands who do not get on" that lucky, whether they can afford it or not. Poor to Be Remembered. It is to be a , Christmas for all. For six weeks past various charitable or ganizations have been hard at work rais ing funds to make the day one of cheer for the poor. The Salvation Army has been the most active of these and the little kettles and boxes on the corners have reaped a small harvest. Boxes of food and necessities in the way of warm clothing will be sent out to those in need. Where poor families have children, toys are to be Included in the consign ments from this most beneficent of chari table organizations. The number of shoppers who have set about making lighter the burdens of shop workers this year is pleasant to contemplate. Forenoon shopping has be come quite general and there are half as many persons, mostly women, about the stores of a morning as during the night. Nearly all the business houses are keeping their doors open until 9:30 o'clock for the accommodation of those who shop after dark through necessity or preference. At the Theaters What tbe Press Agents Say. QUIXCY" ADAMS SAWYER" Great Rnral Play at the Marqnam Tonight. Comedy is what the public Is seeking, es pecially at present, and "Qulncy Adams Sawyer." the play at the Marquam this week, ts a, laugh from one end to tbe other. It is a bright, humorous story of a small : vlllaee in New England. Saturday there will be a matinee. ; "THE THREE MUSKETEERS." Famous Dumas Play Three More Times at Baker. Although It is right in the midst of Christmas shopping, every lover of Dumas should manage to take an evening and see the Baker Company in "The Three Mua- fceteera," with Austin Webb as XVArtagnan. James Oleason as Athos, Robert Homans as Porthos and Howard Russell as Aramis. A dainty little waiting maid Is Maribel Seymour. The costumes and scenery are ; beautiful. "The Girl of the Streets." Wt would not think it possible in these modern days for a gang of thugs to steal a young girl and keep her in bondage right In the midst of tie great metropolis pf ew orK, out on second thought, it and worse things are probably occurring all the time right under the eyes of the police. In "The Girl of the Streets" at the Empire this week the plot concerns just such an event. , "From Farm to Factory." Even during the rush to buy Christmas presents, take time to see "From Farm to Factory," which is being played at the Star Theater. This attraction will be re peated until tomorrow night, with a mati nee tomorrow. "From Farm to Factory" Is a pastoral comedy, wtih some of the scenes laid in a mill. It Is a play that will not be found disappointing. The I,yric Tonight. Positively the finest offering that has been presented at the Lyric this season is "Caught In the Web," which la attracting capacity audiences at tbe popular Alder street theater during the present week. All the members of the company. Including Verna Felton. Rupert Drumm, Forrest Sea bury, Mrs. Clara Allen and other favorites, are distinguishing themselves in the various roles. OREGON' BOYS TOMORROW. Glee and Mandolin Clubs Will Give Concert at the Heilit;. The attraction at the Heilig Theater. Fourteenth and Washington streets, tomor row Saturday) night, will be the Glee and Mandolin Clubs of the University of Ore gon In their annual concert and entertain ment. The advance sale of seats opened yesterday morning, and Judging front the demand this popular form of amusement is enjoyed by many, theatergoers who have never attended college, hut know a "good how" and are looking forward to the same high-class performance that has heretofore been given by the University of Oregon. ""' iiuds are under the direction of rjp feasor I. M. Glen, which la a guarantee K foruana music-lovers of nlng'a entertainment: excellent to eve- SEAT SALE OPENS TODAY. Advance Seat Sale Opens for Max Figman at Heilig Box Office. This morning at 1 o'clock at the box office of the Heilig Theater, Fourteenth and Washington streets, the advance scat sale will open for the distinguished comedian. Max Figman, and his excellent supporting company, who -come to the above theater for four nights, .beginning - next 6unday night, December 22, with a special price matinee 'Christmas, in the delightful com edy, "The Man on the' Box.". Seats are now selling for Christmas matinee and night at the .theater. "The Toymaker." All Christmas week there will be an ex travaganza at the Marquam, the kind of entertainment best suited for the holiday season. "The Toymaker'" is the title of the attraction to be given by the San Francisco Opera Company. Toys come from a little town in Germany, and this is the place where the scenes are laid. There will he a matinee Christmas day. Christmas Week at the Baker. One bf the bright and cheerful scenes which gladdens the heart in "A Midnight Bell" at the Baker next week la the one showing the school kids coastinc down a steep Incline near the schoolhouse. The youngsters enjoy this act so thoroughly that It is no effort for them to play It naturally. "A Midnight Bell" is a story of village life in Northern New England. Totoea, acrobatic comedy ladder act; Fred 1 Bauer, tenor, and the motion pictures pre- ' sentlng "The C!ockmaker"s Dream," con clude the ahow. " RULED BY FEAR. NOT LOVE Sirs. J. G. Carson Lays Bare Secrets of Married Life. His revolver, not his personality, was what attracted Mrs. Joseph G. Carson toward her husband. When the Carson domestic tangle was presented in the Municipal Court yesterday Mrs. Carson had some very unpleasant things to say about the man who wants J2S.O0O from Leroy Hadley as compensation for al leged alienation of the woman's affec tions. Mrs. Carson took the stand readily to testify against her husband on the charge of threatening to kill her. ' It was . on December 4 that he made the threat, em phasizing his remarks with a meaning flourish of a revolver. ..So she left him. J fearing for her life, so she said. As to her marriage with the man it Had not been a love affair at all, but the result of fear of him. Her married life had been lived practically at the muzzle of a. revolver, she said. The case was not concluded, continu ance being taken until today when Car son will give his version of their domes- tic shortcomings. Other witnesses have been called for today. HOLIDAY RECITAL TONIGHT "Why Girls Leave Home." Next week's attraction at the Empire, starting with the Matinee Sunday afternoon, will be E. J. Carpenter's emotional melo drama, "Why Girls Leave Home." for the first time here. Fred Summerfleld, the au thor, is said to have shown great skill in developing the plot- and keeping its tono wholesome, particular emphasla resting on Its love story. "Queen or the White Slaves." "Queen of the. White Slaves," most sen sational of the comedy-dramaa which the French atock company has produced, will be the attraction Christmas week at the Star Theater. The first performance will be Sunday afternoon. It will be a spectac ular production, which Manager French nays is the biggest the stage of the Star has offered. Seata for this attraction are now on sale. From the Hippodrome. Henog'a horses, four in number, which created auch a sensation at the New York Hippodrome, will be the special added at traction the coming week at the Grand. The headllner will be Harry Crandall, for' merly with Joe Weber's all-star company on Broadway. Crandall has an act calling for a support of seven-people. Lyric Christmas Week. During Christmas week the Lyric will offer a distinct novelty -in the shape of a double bill and dally matinees, beginning Monday afternoon. At the .matinees "Cin derella," the greatest Christmas extrava ganza ever written, will be presented, In which Verna Felton will take the title part. At night there will be a revival of Willie Collier's famous farce. "The Man From' Mexico." in which Forrest Seabury will be featured. AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS - Grand's Big Show. Better vaudeville than that found on the bill at the Grand this week cannot be found at the prices anywhere else In the country. This week there Is an all-feature programme. The Eddy Family, which per forms on -the tight wire, la a marvelous ex hibition of daring and skill. The act alone is worth the price of admission. Felix Ad ler is a dialect entertainer who uses several dialects and every song and joke he sings and tella is new to Portland, which ia a relief. Unexcelled Vaudeville. The best 'prevails at Pantages Theater this week, the bill being one of uniform ex cellence. The American Newsboys' Quartet Is a hit, their comedy alnging wipning them many encorea. The Georgea In novel comedy act are the best things of the kind ever seen in Portland. Johnston and Cook, In "After the Ball"; the Vaughners, ragtime BingerB and dancers of the first water; the J. W. ' Belcher, Tenor, and S. J. Story, Violinist at Eilers Hall. An exceptionally fine programme has been prepared for the special recital to be given tonight. at Birers large recital hall. J. W. Belcher, tenor, and S. J. Story, violinist, will be the soloists of the occasion. Admission to the musicale is free, and reserved tickets may be se cured without charge, by calling at the Eilers store today. In order to avoid overcrowding no more tickets than the seating capacity of the hall will be Is sued. To avoid being disappointed all are asked to apply for tickets es early In the day as possible. BUYS REAL WORK OF ART The magnificent specially designed Louis XIV. Weber piano, which has at tracted much favorable comment and words of praise from every one who has seen it in the corner show window of Eilers Piano House was purchased yes terday by H. Schulderman, for his beau tiful new home on Glisan street, near Nineteenth. This is the second costly Weber piano to be sold in. the Schulderman family. Mr. Schulderman, Sr., having recently purchased one of the famous $1050 Weber Metrostyle Pianola Pianos. In spite of the fact that extraordinary, yes frantic, inducements were offered in other quar ters, the final decision was made in favor of the Weber, in spite of its higher cost. ; In spite of the unfavorable weather, 11 other fine pianos (three of them Pianola pianos) and two organs were sold, the day's sales amounting to $4663.50, but as many of the purchases are intended as Christmas surprises, the names of the purchasers are withheld. PIPE AND ,STINE RACKS We show a large variety. Sig. Sichel & Co., distributors Garcia, Lord Baltimore, Mi Hogar fine Havana cigars. Tacoma Theater Boiler Explodes. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 19. The boil er in the Tacoma theater was rent by an explosion this morning. Mrs. Will lams, formerly with the "Woodland" company, is suffering from nervous shock. The property damage is slight. The stage was badly torn up. A few were In the thea.r at the time. Mrs. Williams was in the dressingroom on the stage. Purchase an order for a pair of Hanan Shoes for your friend at Rosen thal's, 7 th and Washington Sts. "Pfeffer Kuchen." Royal Bakery. "Old enough to Own a Watch!" "Never too old to Value a Watch!" That's the Human Family's Estimate The heart of a boy or .girl swells with pride over the first real watch one that will "go"; and the most honored gift to age is the handsome gold timepiece. '"We have watches suitable to all, with the best of works, cases of choice ele gance, hand-engraved, jeweled and plain, with splendid monograms. Every size; every make of excellence. OUR IMMENSE STOCK AFFORDS AMPLE SELECTION AND ALL VARIETIES AS TO PRICE SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR ENGRAVING WITH RARE DAINTINESS. Lockets, Watches all Jewelry. Old Jewelry accepted in part payment for new. Order by mail. Most moderate prices in town. ALL GIFTS PRETTILY WRAPPED. OPEN EVENINGS. HEITKEMPER'S Jewelry Store 286 Morrison St. Next to. New Corbett Building " Lowest Priced Jewelry House for Fine Goods " LennonY Kids Bringing Happiness to the People of. Portland Gloves and Umbrellas for men, women and children. Styles and quality offered hera are the result of twenty years' study of the Glove and Umbrella business. " x morrison JLennans opposite STREET rIurnnssfflAS? POSTOFFIGE HALF-PRICE SALE OF TOILET SETS SECOND FLOOR OODARD HLARKE, jno. ':i'''JJ.-irWJ-'-T-'VsH-' iliT1r',"l'-M" -'--'--'- lajn'ill'S TELEPHONES TO ALL DEPARTMENTS EXCHANGE 11 HOME A6 171 A6172 Setter Alligator Leather Goods The last few days of Christmas buying ar Leather Stock of all kinds is still complet Alligator Handbags, hand polished horn back, 9-inch leather lined, fitted with coin purse, etc., each .$8.25 Horn Back Alligator Club Bag, 15-inch riveted frame, one piece hand-polished, heavy sole leather lined, beauti ful markings; each .$15.00 Handbags, new Vienna shape, hand pol ished, with claws, leather lined, regu lar $25.00; special $17.50 Hand-tooled Leathers the new; rare and beautiful handicraft from original ' Fourteenth Century designs; offered exclusivelv by us this season at prices from ?S5.00 to $45.00 Bags The most suitable of gifts, of all colors, fitted with card case, purse, vinaigrette, at prices" ranging from $1.0O to $50.00 e here and some are anxious, having not procured all of their sifts. Our e; thousands of selections can still be made; best quality for the prices. C..; j j m i -r -. suitcases aim raveling ags jf or la dies or gents, plain or fitted with ev ery requisite for the traveler $5.00 to $75.00 For Men Wallets, Bill Books, Purses, Card Cases, Traveling Bags, Rollups, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Bill Rolls, Pass Cases, Coin Purses, etc., at prices from 50 to $25.00 "Cross" Leathers "We are Portland agents for this exclusive line of Lon don Leathers Opera Glasses, Cigar Cases, Bill Rolls, Card Cases, Wallets, Bags, Work Baskets, Sewing Cases, Jewel Boxes, Flasks and Cases, Photo Frames, all the latest shades and forms; Razor Rolls, Dog Collars. Note Blocks, Vienna Coin Purses, Button Boxes and Watch Wrist Straps Everything Engraved in Gold Free of Charge. Let Us Do Your Picture Framing and Do It Right Handsome Art Goods Consisting of many and all kinds of imported and American makes of China, Brasses, Bronzes, Fancy" Dishes, Vases, Fern Dishes, Jardinieres, Plates, Can dlesticks, etc. This is our first year in this department. Every thing is new, and to introduce these goods to you we are offer ing 25 AND 50 PER CENT OFF On nearly every line carried on Ihis floor. Special .values on tables at 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00, making your selections very easy. Values as high as $2.50. You can surely find some very good things here. Kouchi Ware Vases, values to $2.00, special 75 Marechal Niel Bavarian Dishes, special . . 75$ Royal Vienna Olive Dishes, regu lar $1.00, special T5 Ioga Warwick Vases, regular to $2.00, special 75 Prussian ware in beautiful col ors of flower designs, fancy shapes of Sugar and Creamers, Cups and Saucers, Salad Dishes, Coffee and Chocolate Cups, and many others. Prices ransre from 50$ to $3.50 Don't Delay Your Perfume Purchases For people of fashion this is the perfume store, for they know we have only the best bf all imported and domestic Perfumes, Soaps, Toilet Waters, Sachet Powders and theatrical goods in fact, everything for the toilet is found here in abundance. pill piotfpjj Powder Puffs in fancy silver, gold and gunmetal boxes; very pretty and handy; reg ular 25c, special. .. ....15$ Valiant's Perfumes, a great variety of odors, . each bot tle in fancy gilt-trimmed box; special, each. '. . ..50$ Valiant's Sachet Powders of rose, violet and carnation odors; regular 50c per ounce, special .35 Marcelles' Perfumes, in jeweled satin boxes containing iwo cut glass bottles of perfume, special only.. .$4.00 Also a complete line of Imported Perfumes of Pinaud's, Houbigant 's, river's, Violet's, Roger & Gal let's, Legrand's, Coty's and Bayley's, which cannot be excelled by anyone. Let us supply you with nothing but the finest. !; . . Marcelles' Myolena, in fancy embossed box, a high-grade perfume,, per bottle. $1.50 Valiant's Perfumes, in all odors, in fancy holly pack ages, specially put up for our trade, each 75$ Atomizers, of bohemian, cut glass and china, a very large assortment, from $3.00 down to 50 50 First Floor Xmas Wines Liquors and Champagnes For jour Christmas dinner. Woodlark Sauterne, Burgundy, Claret or Riesling, per bottle, regular 50c, special 39$ Duroy non-sparkling Chum pagne Wine, regular 60c pint, special 43 "Golden Star" Champagne, reg. $2.25 qt., special. .$1.50 Seneca Port and Sherry, regu lar $1.00, special 73 Half gal. Welch's Grape Juice, reg. $1.00, special 88$ We can also supply you with any brand of Champagne, French, German or Spanish Wines, Cresta Blanca Wines, Maraschino Cherries, or Cock tails. Call up the Liquor De partment, and we will send them on short notice. Liquor Dep't, First Floor. We Save You From 25 to 50 Per Cent on All Art Goods 55 Conklin's Self-Filling Fountain Pens Nothing better for a gift. One you can use every day in the year. We keep it filled and repaired free of charge. In plain and fancy gold and silver mountings, at prices from $2.00 to $27.50 We also have the largest assortments in the Waterman "Ideal" or the Parker "Lucky Curve," from $2.00 to $27.50 Pearl Pen Holders, in fancy plush cases, a very pretty gift, each.. .$2. 50 Fancy. box Stationery, from. ........................ .25$ to $10.00 Writing Paper, in hand-colored boxes 75$ to $ 1.25 Fancy Cabinets, a very nice showing ...$5.00 to $10.00 A fine package in silk-covered box, with 50 envelopes and 50 sheets of paper to match $1.25 Desk Novelties, Xmas Cards, Postals and Postcard Albums. Simplex Typewriters dSSSsKSlS. A useful gift for young or old, made b--. in inree sizes. SSSSSSL No" 1 ' each $1.00 Q1 Is" 72, each .$2.50 A credit to the giver. At Great Camera Sale BARGAINS FOR EVERYONE. . There are 18 numbers we have offered in Plate and Film Cameras, sizes from 21ix314 to 4x5. All in good condition. An opportunity never before offered like it. Worth double the money, to close them out, at prices from $1.00 to $8.00. ' j Tripods, wood and steel, sliding and folding.-. $1.00 to $7.00 Dark-Room Lanterns 25 to $2.00 Developing Trays, all kinds, from 15 to $9.00 Graduates, all sizes .'".TT'. 10 to $1.25 Printing Frames, all sizes'.',.. 20Ho$7.00 Water Colore, all kinds ....... 15 to $2.50 Photo Albums, a nice line 5 to $6.00 A Christmas Mirrors and Clocks An assortment that we are proud to show. Combination Shaving Stands, with mirror, brush, water basin, lather brush, etc., from ....$3.00 to $15.00 A large assortment of . Ladies' Hand Mirrors in mahogany, ebony, oak, maple, celluloid, nickel and French stag. Prices . from........ 25? to $10.00 Mantel Clocks, a large assortment $4 to $21 Ormolu Gold Clocks $1.65 to $12 Bronze Clocks... $2.50 to $5.50 Alarm Clocks 98 to $1.50 Ingersoll Watches for boys and girls. Yankee, $1.00; Eclipse, $1.50; Lady's Midget, $2.00; Desk Watches, $1.50; Jumbo Watches, $3.25. Silver Shaving Sets, at values of $5, $6.50, $7.50 nd $8.50 Silver Mugs and Brushes $2.00 to $4.00 Buy Your Cut Glass Here Empire, Quaker City and Hoare brands, in finely hand polished, exclusive design, and the best white crystal glass. No home is com plete with6ut it. Specials, for today and tomorrow: Sugar and Creamers, reg. $9.90, special 7. . .$7.40 Sugar and Creamers, reg. $7.70. special $5.45 Sugar and Creamers, reg. $18.00, special $13.00 Sugar and Creamers, Teg. $6.00, special $4.98 Spoon Tray, regular $3.00, special . . . . $2.50 Spoon Tray, regular $3.75, special $3.00 5-inch Nappies, regular $1.50, special .' $1.00 5-inch Nappies, regular $2.10, special $1.50 5-inch Nappies, regular $2.20, special '. $1.60 9-inch Bows, regular $14.00, special ........ $11.50 Water Jugs, regular $7.50. special $6.50 8-ineh Bowl, regular $6.35, special ....$5.70 Fancy Bon Bons, regular $2.50, special $2.00 Fancy Vases, regular $8.50, special $6.50 Fancy Vases, regular $7.15, special $5.35 Fancy Vases, regular $7.70, special $5.45 OODARD: fLAEKE- no.