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HBL1G THEATER IS
SCENE OF "GRIME"
'Follies" Deals Death Blow to
"East Lynne" as Big Audi
ance Looks On.
ACTING! SPARE THE MARK
Since Portland Theater Managers
n-rted Box- Office- for Stage,
Thrrplans, Verily, Can Do Xo
BT LEONE CABS BAEit.
Verily, verily, there haa been an
enlightenment on the meaning of the
Alio If the heirs and estate- of Mrs.
Henry Wood wish to bother about car
rying the cane Into court they will have
no trouble whatever in finding; hun
dreds of people to qualify as "Innocent
bystanders" who were witnesses of the
It is Just as the back of the pro
gramme reads "From now on actors
can do no wrong."
Ordinarily, in a review, one begins
at the beginning. In this one, however,
the cart will be put before the horse.
Let the equine be represented by the
Portland theater managers' serious at
tempt at acting that Bern of seven
handkerchief dramas, "East Lynne."
Right ncre before we go any further
I want to record that I did NOT
write the version used.
It was plainly evident to the most
untutored mind in that vast audience
that each manager was making up his
lines as he went along, with occasional
promptings from the electrician, who
saw the play when he was a boy. or
megaphonlc aid to memory from Wil
liam Bernard, who acted as- director,
manager of managers, announcer and
Acton! Spare the Mark!
The actors spare the mark! had apparently-
one mind in the gentle art of
retaining all the sob stuff and mellow
dramatic ingredients in tholr version.
For that reason strong men wept and
there waa much taik of bl-o-o-odshed.
tainted m-o-n-ey. cr-u-e-l-ty to wom
en and a great deal of slush about af
finities. Some of the- conspirators had
real flashes of histrionics, and natur
ally these had the loncer speeches,
and monopolised the statte a great
deal more than seemed necessary. For
Instance. George L. Baker simply re
lieved all the pent-up desire he has
cherished for years to shine us an ac
tor. As Lady Issy he was great
and you can play that word both ways.
Wrapped gracefully about in lo.oon
yards of brown satin, with a plumed
picture hat shading his Anna Held eyes,
.Mr. Uaki-r shrinked his woes in a bass
that could have been heard on the
Heichts and then sung "You'll Ke
member Me" in a trembly, wobbly fal
setto that brought his audience to
tears of hysteria,
Jnkaws la Caby-Llke.
John Johnson rather ran to the Gaby
Desiys effect, with a Madame Talelsh
kaisomlnlng of pink and white and an
- , I
lriulatlntr glide. 1
William Pangle. in a pongee wis and
grand and noble black "iusche. he-
rtl, 2: ?rrnr
anTt he Jealousy of Issy Baker. It ma,
mo-cmo ntnnrrnw NVr WHS
villain aa Frank Cof
flnberrVs Sir Francis Levisoa. And
truly pathetic was the scene between j
him and Lndy Izxy. when "eight months
later" they quarrel In their prettily ap
pointed living-room, said appointments
.-onul.-Ming of a pallet on which Sir
Pram-is foil when Izxy thrashed him.
This. It may be said, waa the only
punch in the play.
rmrk Armoapher Created.
Dan Flood, in Joseph's coat-of-many
colored raiment, and a wig and stage
fright waa the ch-ery old vixen. Miss
Corny, who was the primary causa of
I-ariy Izxy getting bored with domestic
ity. ' H. A. Plcrong was a fearful and
wonderful French maid, whose knees
folded tip like scissors at every an
nouncement that some other visitor
"has came." In atmosphere only was
he French In accent he waa strongly
Milton W. Seaman in a bed-ticking
effort was Richard Hare, wi .1 two
noble ambitions money and eats.
U H. Keating could prorttably go
into the retail end of hl business, for.
as the Kngllsh Lord Mt. Severn, he was
bally rot-ten. His monocle was good.
John F. Cordray was a ialnty. pretty
' viKht. clad in reagent pink Buster
BroWh suit Tifl.f wtfeled In a barrow
Into the presence of Lady lxxy Baker,
transformed for the story into Madame
Vine, with goggles and funereal black.
"Hob" la Libelled.
Calvin Heilig gave a correct imita
tion of Bob Stevens as a rep-lcr offi
cer and put over some light corned,
business. Someone who had opera
glasses said George Baker shed real
tears when he acted. I know his con
There were four scenes with none of
those unpleasant waits between. Some
one Just put another chair on or took
off a palm and the next setting- was
Everything must have its "main at
traction." Dispassionately speaking,
probably the piece de resistance In the
"Fast Lynne" production waa the pa
thetic and absolutely toneless warb
ling of Lady IV Baker and Barbara
Johnson, whose "rou'll Remember Me"
Faa la Real t" wt.
As bright lines, political quips, gen
tle raillery at public men and affairs
occurred u the would-be and self-con-siituu-d
actors, they sprung them. It
wan tmlv funny In spots and the audi
ence howled its head off collectively
and individually. F'.owers (real and
papr carrots, and a lovely pie were
sent over the footlights to the two
leading women. A hint cn the pro
gramme t-at throwing of money or
ther things was prohibited, was timely.
So much for the equine. Now for the
Truly the carnival spirit was abroad.
Pretty girls in colorful Plerott garb,
lusky ushers In eccentric costume,
.har.cters of comic supplement history,
ironk und hts Italian or,aan-grlndtng
master, the little German hand and at
uie entrance six suffragette police
women, who smilingly kept the crowd
"moving on' were Just a few of the
spors of hilarity.
With the beginning of the regular
programme, lights were thrown on the
six upper boxes and while the orches
tra played "The Star-Spangled Banner."
evervone stood up and six dainty little
fairy girls, one In each box, pelted
. -1 . n m-ith flowers.
The progr.vrnm was a genuine de
..nr-Humi was a cenutne de-
t.a-ht. lle "eooer -J-"-
olayen iron. V" :.-
theater orchestra, unuer im .nc,w,i
... r, v-..-.. .nv..l ReJlstead's '-In
dian War laiice" and the fun was on.
Contributing to rue nu-riainior.ii
were iTod M. Griffith, tha tricky mouo-
loa-ist and his clever card: tricks. oJ
tha. five. Mnslkal Girts and Ialsy. Jer
ome, English comedienne, all from the
Orpheum. From the Kmpre.-a came a
dandy act by the Bi Jouve Skaters, and
Jeane Fletcher, the Scotch prima donna
delighted in song. From Pantages
came two acts, the Florens troupe or
society acrobats and Beth Lama, dainty
comedienne. Wright and Dickinson, of
the Oregon Hotel sent Madame La Roy.
vocalist. Mr. Sparfur. violinist. and
Mordaunt Goodnougb. pianist,- for two
fine numbers. From the Lyric came
Jack, Wise and the Honey Girl Chorus
in a- characteristic song, and dance
Umrtm- Grsrtkc Is- Dellsht.
" Of especial importance on the- pro
gramme, because it waa her debut aa a
public dancer; and because she Is a
Portland product, waa the exquisite
dancing of 8-year-old Loris. Louise
Gratke. the little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Gratke. Loris danced the
Spanish dance with the- elfin grace and
spirited charm of miniature Genee,
and was greeted wun bwih
Stunts of all sorta added to the gen
eral festivity. Right before they per
petrated the awful play the six bux
ura police ladles and Fred Bailey; clad
as a cowboy descended on me. an in.
nocent spectator there in my capacity
. , , .hniu and srrexted me.
or reviewing o..
And then I. who have been smiled on
by Bernhardt and frozen on Dy wn
. n . H wnrar case- of
stage fright imaginable and oauldn t
get my tongue ungiueu im
of my mouth, let. I was pinched.
But if I'd written that play it served
TALK OF STRIKE STARTED
Engineers' Agent Says- Only Small
Owners Are Holding Oat,
It is reported from Aberdeen, "Wash,
that the new steamer Columbia will not"
call at San Francisco southbound this
trip, because it is feared she would
KunmA invnivMi in a threatened strike
of marine engineers,' so she will con
tinue to Loa Angeles. While details
of the demand or tne annum j..--. .....
Hpnetlclal Association for an extra, en
gineer on some of the steam schooners;
so there will be three employed instead
of two, has been handled at San Fran
cisco, it is said that In the event of a
strike, steamers would be tied up at
Los Angeles or elsewhere on the Coast
as easily as within the Golden Gate.
G. T. Goodell, business agent for the
association at Portland, says he has
not been advised of any prospect of a
strike. While all of the steamship
owners have not signed the agreement,
he says, it is felt that they will accede
to the new arrangement, which prin
cipally concerns the smaller vessels on
short runs, as some of them have la
bored along with the employment of
two engineers. On a few of the larger
carriers changes may be made, but the
influential freight and passenger lines
will not be effected;
BCLGER'S RETENTION URGED
President Wilson Af-kcd- tor Keep Su
On the plea, that marine conditions
on the Pacillc Coast Are vastly different
than on the Atlantic side, and urging a
policy of Western men for Western bil
lets, commercial and shipping interests
are petitioning President Wilson for
the retention In oitice of Captain John
K. Bulger, supervising Inspector of
hulls and boilers, with headquarters at
San Francisco, who waa appointed
about a year ago on the death of Cap
tain John Bermlngham.
Captain Bulge is one of the best
known mariners on the Coast, and
while his is an appointive position,
. ...... I An ,h, m n i irn for hlB
musn o. j "'s "
retention argue that his predecessor
I t." l 11 l l ' 1 11 i 1 ...... I
i i . . . .. m .. vnr tinder chang
ni-iu vuiwv i j -
, j , ; . .. n.t that now men
s given the berth when the
J'Xs Involve such a mas. of technical
-t only a widely, experienced
Uncial can direct.
oregon theses are read
Papers by O. A. C. Chemists to Be
Given at Milwaukee; Meet.
OREGON' AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallla, March 27. (Special.) At the
47th meeting of the American Chemical
Society, now in session at Milwaukee.
Wis., piipers- by four O. A. C. chemists
will be presented.
The division of agriculture and food
-1 1 ... wtn haaw a theKia worked
uwuiimi j ...
out by R. H. Robinson, on "Some Chem
ical Changes Taking fiace uuriug i
. . (.. ...... I .... .. c n . nf thn llhie.k."
r. 11 u i y i 11 n. 1.'. 1. ...... w.
The material was collected and anal
yses made in connection wnu J"t
tion experiments carried on at tha
Before the same division will also
be presented "A Comparative Study of
the Composition of Hops Grown in Dlf
. . World." bv Prof es-
sors H. X. Tartur and B. Pllkington, and
"A Note on tne aoiuuie tuKmc
tures of Leaa Arsenate and Soap." The
latter being a study of sprays, by Pro
fessors Tartar anu
ir.,- iha division of physical and in-
organic chemistry, Professor Tartar
has prepared tne resuna m iimi.iuuu.
experiments under the title of "The
Reaction or tsuipnur wim to.aoo.m.i
Hydroxide in Aqueous Solution.'"
MINING MAN PASSES AWAY
Milo P. "Ward, Gold Mill Operator,
Dies at Tortland Home.
Milo P. Ward. 3S years old; and well-
, Mi.ina mnn interested in
KDUffD in ...... . . -
properties at Gold Hill. Or., ia dead
at his home, ou jenm iucti.
leaves a widow, a daughter, Mrs. Mi-
lola Ward-Frlzielle, and a son. .ew-
man Ward. The funeral win do at me
Portland Crematorium. Friday at 10
MrT Ward was born In Pulaski Coun-
. , a in iac. f. m 0 West to
(V, Illll.Ull . i' " . -
Oregon, residing at different points on
the Coast. Ho was married in 1SS1, in
Illinois, to Joy W. Newman, wuu oui -vives
him. His principal interests were
in mining properties in ana arounu
STATE ORDERS NEW WORK
Washington Public Service Com
panies Must Expend $34O,0O.
OLTMFIA. Wash.. March IT. (Spe-
cal.) Improvements and construction
amounting to r,o,uoo nave nen omoicu
by the State Public Service Commission
in the cases of three city water systems
in the state.
The cities affected are North. Takima,
the cost of the Improvements being ap-
1 ...1.. -r-.. i.rta- South Bend, at a
cost of $30,000 and Raymond, at a cost
of JoO.00". , ,
In no case Is the company supplying
the water allowed to charge an in
creased rate to the consumer.
IMan Ia to Reopen Cannery.
CENTKALJA. Wash.. March 27.-
(Special.! At a big meeting ef farmers
and fruitgrowers heid at Grand Mound
. a.ani m mRmntni H trl O
last nlgni "",' ''r",
I into tU t omrium r ' .
-"i,tin The MSWcIation is maa-
ng an eur. ,
r.lns plant In June anu w. -
the GraTtd Mound growers was pledged
In making the cannery a paying proposition.
Closing Out Sale of Immense Whole
Finest cf Pianos, Player Pianos, Grands, Etc. (418 o Them
AIL Told), Going to Retail Buyers at an Average
Saving Now of 42 Study These Prices
and Act at Once It'll Pay You
Eilera Music-House has just begun what will surely be
known as the Nation's Greatest Piano Sale. A stupendous
undertaking; of far-reaching consequences. :
A modern piano business requires great financial resources. Eilers
Music House operates forty flourishing stores,, each one developing
very rapidly: In spite, of the fact that Eilers Music House employs
a cash capital exceeding $3,500,000, the business keeps increasing so
extensively that we simply cannot take care of all that offers.
Por this reason our board of directors early this year decided to
discontinue the least profitable department, which, ia the wholesaling
of pianos, player pianos, etc.; to. dealers. We are no longer in the
wholesale piano- business. TMff meanss that we no longer send out
instruments to dealers, waiting for the dealers to sell them, and then
again, waiting, for the dealer to collect and remit to n the payments
13 made by the retail customer.
In many little town and cities, where we could, readily dispose
of our stocks in dealers' hands we have done so. In many places,
however it was found more advantageous to ship all the instruments,
new and second-hand, back to Portland. These are- now here and
they must now be disposed of right away, together, with all the pianos
in our regular wholesale reserve stock.
Manv families, because, of real estate
ventures, home- buying, and for a thou
sand other reasons, have- been putting
off the buying of a piano, trot only be
cause of high prloea, but because- mey
have felt it Impossible to meet me
To all these wa say, "get your piano
Let there be a family consultation.
Any one can provide a couple of dollars
a week. Almost any 01 tnese pi
and most of the player pianos and
grands- will be sold at their cash cost
on such, low Daymen ts, and some will
h on v si a week.
Manv a mother's heart win quicken
at the thought of the ever-present joy
HE9SABE ON TARIFF
President Wilson Prepares. His
Advice to Congress
ATTENTION IS- GIVEN FLOOD
President Keeps In Touch. With. Sew
Jersey Jury Reform Measure and
Ends Busy Day by Submit
ting to Vaccination.
WASHINGTON. Di C. March 21
President Wilson finished today the
message which he will send to the
. ..un of Conaress. It is de
voted chiefly to the tariff; and will be
submitted to the Cabinet tomorrow.
Tnw President, had a long conference
with Secretary Bedfleld at the White
House tonight about the tariff.
i..,.n little of the President's
time. a he was busy with the flood
situation. He kept In touch over tne
telephone, however, with the progress
of the Jurv reform measure in the con
ference committee- of the New Jersey
. . 1 i. ir tiM known, that
unless jury reforms were obtained he
might make an appeal won
ple of New Jersey to bring pressure
. .v. . T.tflMl&tnrai
to Dear uji w - n
yfT vinison accepted a baseball pass
The Wonderful Music that Bursts For
When the Stork Arrives.
That funny, little, brassy cry that cho
the arrival of the new baby is perhaps thm
most cherished remembrance of our Uts.
ADthSusands of hsppy mothers owe their
nreVerration to health and strength to
Mother Friend This Is an external rem
St that ff applied to t?e abdominals.
..iMi It reileres an iue- - -
tendernesTand pain, enables the muscles
tennerneiw uu . h, ha(,T comes.
the ?ESS 3 rV naTurailr. the fcr. to
presere without lacerauoa or otaer ac
eldest . ,j
You will nna jioiDcr i iuu v :
.,mo dnigstore. as it c
it AnoMrCV nrnwi" ittui..vw -
iothTrs ererrwhere have rlid upe
With 1U daliy use during the period of
expectation, there is no weakness.
nausea, no morning sicknesa. no pain,
Sef MraiD of any kind. Its influence
uTroW' " markafcleTas it penetrtes the
tissues an renders them pliant ana
toverned br the aesjanoa m "i"'r-
will be surprised at its wonderful effect and
wiit a srstefol relief It afmrds.
w r-iiiir ro Toumr women Sfother'a
FrtrtTd Is one of the greatest of all helpful
toy'.Twtll And tai. worfal fJ
nh at the store where you trade, or they
get it .for jo. It t. prepared 1W Bra
"wriS tk frverfValS
able book to expectant mwuici.
and the opportunity for higher educa
tion which one. of these pianos out of
this sale will bring the children. Music
which- the family, needs for healthful
development will come into over- 400
homes when it is found how easily a
good, reaUy-worth-whlle piano can be
secured In this sale today.
from the Washington American Lieague
club and agreed to tosa tne iirsi pan
at the opening game. '
The President Issued tha following
statement on. the Senatorial election in
"I am- yery much, gratified to have
the ohoioe of the Democratic voter in
the Senatorial primaries, in Illinois rat
ified." Mr. Wilson waa vaccinated tonight as
a precaution against small pox.
The wifa ofi Representative Denver S.
Oburch, of California, waa taken ill
with- smallpox today, and tha. family
Made only by The Shredded Wheat Company at Niagara Falls,N.Y.
IIS, 25,'t 5. 65 and. $85 a. new-payment,
plan of B0 cents a weeJc or equiv
alent buys! them.'
Ail of the numerous finish-damaged
pianos, perfect musically,- now only $95,
$110j $156,. $195,. and. some as muclv aa
$290 beauties; new payment plan, of
only $1 a weels, .or- equivalent, buys
Highest-grade brand-new pianos out
or- tha. w Tole&ale- stock of the Nation a
best and most costly makes, reduced tt
21S. 24T. 2S5 and. some for $315 and
$385.. New payment plan of $2 a week.
nr cniuil amount bv- tha. month, buys
them. Baby grander and several parlor
grands e v e r-y renowned" maker In
cluded $380, $465 and three $1000 and
tmtiK fstvlen for S625 and $690. A new
payment plan of $2.50 a week buys all
but the last-named two instruments,
and $3 a week or similar amount by the-
mnnth takes the latter,
See the pianola pianos, player pianos
Whatever instrument is selected,
WAY SATISrACTOEYr OB, AS BEPEESENTEI). ..gg-noto"
Think of being aoie 10 ouy in iu
I486. Payment of ?2a week huys
nut, nyS prirno
that is really a home.
how you may be situated, yon cam auw.
de luxe, Autogrand, eta, etc., all of
them going, at almost half price, with
lots of music rolls free. Payment $2
or $2.60 a week.
Electric self -playing plano for
home and for' public places at less
than half price, with free music rolls
and on littlest- imaginable terms of
School, and o h n r c h, and parlor or
gans for. a mere song. Orchestrelles
and similar automatic instruments also
at corresponding reductions. The Na
tion's largest, piano sale and, depend
upon it. the utmost ever offered fof
the money, anywhere at any time.
Rllara Mlinln House.' EileTS Building.
Alder street, at Broadway (formerly
SECRETARY TO AID OREGON IX
IRRIGATION! WORK. .
Agreement Reached in Chicago- at
Conference. With State Engineer
, Lewis on land AXfairs.
Hurry and Worry are the advance agents of Nerve
Exhaustion. They have been called the great
American disease." Winter days are the short
days and the hurry days. It is easy to get Johnny
off to school or husband off to work m the home
without hurry or worry where
is served at the morning meal. Shredde Wheat is ready
cooked and ready-to-serve. Two of the Biscuits
with hot milk or cream maKe a warm, nour
ishing meal, supplying all the strength needed for
a half day s work or play.
-rrs o .. : . .-. H . -
: lit- S?iy '
r i" r vs a t "
low - priced .or Jd-Prfce llflS&
SWn -eek bnya them.
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t,- -- .
state not having a piano now, could realm what a truly unprec
edented money-faving opportunity this is, and how really easy it w
to secure ownership of one of even the most costly instruments m this
sale! very few, if any instruments, would be left for sale after the
middle of the week. . ...
Every instrument in tne sale
- t.v. dio-htP-st risk. A
does the most experienced shopper,
i. luia -fc -"
this is the only house m tne piano
frarla which sells the highest class in
strument for less than obtainable
where and agrees also to relund
r,oii if mimhfljse. after delivery,
in. any way unsatisfactory or
represented. JSuers music nouse, ma
Nation's Largest, Alder street at Broad
i i .n Information e-iven out at the
-i7.A-ol kuilHino. tnriav a policy of
practical conservation and business-like
co-operation between the state and the
Nation has been Degun ny omreuui
Lane, of the Department ofthe Interior,
in a contract approved by him between
the United States and the State of Ore
gon. At a conference held in his office
a formal agreement was presented
which provides for co-operation be
tween the Federal Government and the
State of Oregon in the investigation of
Irrigation and power projects.
The Secretary consented to withdraw
the necessary land and the State En
S750 and.$850 player pianos for only
pian0 to mahogany or in mottled wal
This means a piano for every home
mi ran wrII afford: to make a sac-
toq-o- anri if everv home in this
is aeium-eiv; gua-iuu.
chUd buys here as satisfactorily as
the irrigation of the projects under in
Co-operation of the" Kational and
State Governments In the big field of
conservation which Oregon offers will
give a big impetus to every line of bus
iness in the state," said State Engin
eer Lewis. "It will promote the es
tablishment of thousands of families
In their homes. I believe the Initiation
of this new policy ia almost as Impor
tant to the Western states as the pas
sage of the reclamation act itself."
Dr. W. I Cooper, acting president, says
Tuft' Colleffe, Boston, needs aa endowment
fund of 3.000.(WO It It li to run witUoux
Slab g est
For breakfast heat the Bis
cuit in the oven a few mo
ments to restore crispness;
then pour hot milk over it,
adding a little cream; salt
or sweeten to suit the taste.
It is deliciously nourishing
and wholesome for any
meal with stewed prunes,
baked apples, sliced bana
nas, preserved peaches,
pineapple or other fruits.
At your grocer's.