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VOL. L.V. NO. 16,977.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
COLONEL ADMITS HE
DEALT WITH BOSSES
Piatt Recognized As
Head of Party.
LETTER FROM QUIGG IS READ
Assent Given to Spirit of Ad
DAY ON STAND IS LIVELY
Cross-Examination by Attorney for
Jtr. Barnes Marked by Frequent
Exchanges and Punctuated by
I Laughter of Auditors.
STRACUSE, N. T.. April 22. Theo
dore Roosevelt spent five strenuous
hours under cross-examination In the
Supreme Court here today. He admitted
without any hesitation that he had ver
bally and in writing discussed with
"bosses" the question of securing the
nomination for Governor of the State
of New York.
He Identified as being his a letter he
wrote to Lemuel K. Quigg. of New
York, a Republican leader, and now a
delegate to the state constitutional
convention, in which he acquiesced In
Mr. Quigg's assurances to ex-United
States Senator Piatt that, in the event
of his election he would respect the
Senator's position as head of the Re
publican party and would "consult with
him freely and fully on all important
Three Cktets" Telesrram Forgotten.
Then he was asked whether, on the
final passage of the bill, which caused
the break between himself and Senator
Piatt, he had sent to the Senator In
Washington a telegram containing
nothing but the two words, "Three
"I don't remember the telegram,"
the Colonel solemnly replied. Then
he made a grim face, smiled, slapped
his , thigh with hla open hand and
"But It is characteristic."
On several occasions Colonel Roose
velt was more cross-examiner than
cross-examined. His- eyes sparkling
behind his glasses, he would snap out
a nronosyllable as an answer to a ques
tion put to him, then proceed to make
a statement on his own account, and
finally conclude with a query to
William Ivins, chief counsel for
William Barnes, who is suing to re
cover $60,000 from Colonel Roosevelt
for alleged libel.
Mr. Ivins Answers Questions.
Mr. Ivins nearly always replied to
the questions of the witness before re
suming his examination, in a soft
voice that was scarcely audible in the
rear of the courtroom. .
Mr. Ivins, regarded in legal circles as
a master at the art of cross-examination,
alternately stood and sat in front
of the witness chair, a great pink car
nation carefully placed in the lapel of
his coat and a little black skull cap on
bis head. Once, after the Colonel be
came enthusiastically emphatic, the
grey-haired counsellor remarked that
the witness was treating him "as a
mass meeting." while on another occa
sion he declared that he had no desire
"to be eaten up here." j
Witness and Attorney Friendly;
However, while long letters between
Colonel Roosevelt and Senator Piatt,
and Colonel Rooseveyt and Mr. Quigg
were being read to the Jury, Mr. Ivins
stepped up on the stand and engaged
the witness in a whispered conversa
tion, which both of them seemed to
enjoy. The letters had to do with the
relations between Colonel Roosevelt
and Senator Piatt in regard to legisla
tive and political affairs before, while
and after the former was Governor.
The Colonel remarked in the course
of the day that he believed he had
written 150,000 letters on various sub
jects while he was Governor and Presi
ldent. This was only the first day of Colonel
Roosevelt's cross-examination. He will
resume the stand again tomorrow. At
the conclusion of the proceedings to
drfy the Barnes attorneys piled up on
the table in front of them stacks of
books, papers and pamphlets, letters
and telegrams. They had questions
to ask Colonel Roosevelt from each
4t the documents.
Cross-Examination Is liegun.
K. M. Ivins began the cross-examination
by asking Colonel Roosevelt
if lie ever studied tne Constitution.
"I did while I was studying law at
Columbia University," was the answer.
"Later, however, I became an author."
"Have you always been an author?"
"I have been a naturalist, an author
and a public official. Sometimes I
have followed all three pursuits simul
taneously." The crowd in the courtroom laughed.
The cross-examination went into the
Investigation of the office of the Sher
iff of New York. Mr. Ivins seemed to
be seeking to show that the Sheriff's
side was not heard.
"Did you follow the rules of law in
your investigation?" he asked.
"I took the advice of counsel," said
the Colonel. "I knew that substantial
justice was done."
"How do you know substantial Jus
tice was done?"
"Becauso 1 did It. Whenever I do
anything I try to see to it that justice
Colonel "On rolice Force" Two Years.
The examination went into the Colo
nel's politicoi and ranch life. This took
a plant bearing on the Colonel's legal
(Concluded en Fairs j, Column 1.)
TWO MEN DROWN
IN M'KENZIE RIVER
PAIR IX BOAT LEADING COWS
"WHEN CRAFT TJPSET.
Companion, Unable to Swim, At
tempts Kescne Kroni Back of
Horse; Searchers Seek Bodies.
EUGENE, Or.. April 22. (Special.)
Haggert Tronsen. son of C. O. Tronsen,
of Eugene, and Charles Cole, residing
two miles from Coburg, were drowned
hn the McKenzie River at 10 o'clock to
day when their boat capsized. At a
late hour the bodies had not been re
covered. Tronson is 22 years old and
single. Cole leaves a widow and sev
eral small children.
The men were drowned as N. J. Han
sen, uncle of Tronsen, made desperate
attempts from the back of a horse to
rescue them. He could not swim, but he
unhitched a horse nearby and rode the
animal into the river. The bodies had
disappeared. He reached the boat and
crossed to the main land to call help.
The accident happened near the
mouth of the McKenzie, four miles from
Coburg. Mr. Hansen was pulling the
boat across the river as the men In the
boat led some cattle that swam be
hind. The boat capsized after the rope
broke, when one of the men, who had
dropped out of the boat to assist one of
the cows, attempted to scramble
All day long the river was dragged
and patrolled by a crew. Help was
sent up from Harrisburg.
A pulmotor was rushed from Eu
gene, & distance of eight miles, in 16
minutes, in hopes that the bodies would
be recovered before too late.
ELECTRICITY RATE CUT
Springfield to Have Separate Meter
Service for Cooking Purposes.
SPRINGFIELD, Or.. April 22. (Spe
cial.) a new schedule under separate
meter service by which cooking by
electricity will be as cheap as by gas
was announced here today by Atilla
Norman, vice-president and manager
of the Oregon Power Company. The
new rates will become effective May 1.
The present distributing mains will
serve, but -special wiring will be re
quired at each residence. The low
rate will apply to current used for
irons, toasters and all other household
electrical equipments except lights.
Dallas and Independence are served
from the Dallas plant and the Springfield-Albany
plant running together
will supply Springfield, Eugene, Al
bany, Corvallis, Brownsville, Coburg,
Junction City, Harrisburg, Halsey,
Shedd and other small communities.
Experts to demonstrate the scope of
electrical cookery will be put In the
field next month.
CANAL CARRIES SHIP SOON
OTrst Trip in Cclilo Locks Likely to
Be on Monday.
It is possible that the first vessel to
pass through the newly-constructed
Celilo canal will make the trip next
Water has been turned through the
locks, and engineers in charge believe
that conditions will permit the passage
of the first vessel early In the week.
Major J. J. Morrow, United States engi
neer in charge of the work, will go to
Celilo today, and doubtless then will
determine when the canal will be ready
to receive its first vessel.
This ceremony, however, will be
wholly informal and preliminary to the
formal dedication of the, locks and open
ing of the canal two weeks hence.
ST. PAUL RUN CUT 8 HOURS
Great Northern Announces Aban
donment of Cascade Limited.
SEATTLE. April 22. Great Northern
officials today announced the estab
lishment of a through Seattle-Kansa3
City service via Billings, shortening
of the time between Seattle and St.
Paul on trains 3 and 4 by eight hours
and the abandonment of the Cascade
Limited, now operated between Seattle
Trains 3 and 4, now known as the
fast mail, have been renamed the
Glacier Park Special.
PRIBIL0F PEOPLE SAVED
Vessel Back After Deliverins Food
to Islanders in Time.
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 22. The
power schooner Bender Brothers, which
left Seattle March 5, with a cargo of
supplies for the inhabitants of the
Pribilof Islands, in Bering Sea, who
were threatened with starvation, re
turned to Seattle today after an un
eventful voyage. Much of the time
the weather was Summerlike. On St.
Paul Island, the natives had been re
duced to their last barrel of salt meat,
but the food supply on the other
Islands had not been exhausted.
PARIS SOCIETY DECIMATED
Generals, Priests and Titled Aristo
crats Killed In War.
PARIS, April 22. Tout Paris, a so
cial register of the French capital. Just
Issued, cantains the names of 1500
Parisians killed on the battlefield up
to February 25, 1915. Included in this
number are the names of 20 generals.
667 other officers. 14 priests and 193
titled members of the aristocracy.
The register also gives in a separate
list the names of 200 society people
in the Tout Paris of last year who
are now classed as "undesirable."
This list includes Germans, Austrians
BRIBE BEFORE FOES
Russians Invited to De-
sert for 10 Roubles.
FALSE NEWS IS EXCHANGED
Children Are Bearers to Pro
tect Prospective Traitors.
CZAR USES COLD AS ALLY
With Defeat of Napoleon in Mind,
All Windows Are Broken When
Town Is evacuated Captives
Suspected of Contentment.
BT JAMES O'DOXSELL BENNETT.
(By cable to the Chicago Tribune. Copy
right. 1915, by tho Tribune. Published by
MLAWA, Russia, March 12. In a field
a few miles east of this little Polish
Russian town is an altogether excep
Early In the morning, say once or
twice a week, it produces leaves of
news. These leaves are really produced
In the night and are Inscribed with
German words by Russian hands.
Some call it "The Letter Tree of
No Russian in the trenches near by
shoots at the German soldier who
comes to pluck the leaves.
IVewa Is Not Reliable.
Not much store is set on the authen
ticity of the news gathered from this
tree. But as indicating a state of mind
the leaves have their value and no
German General in this zone of opera
tions is above being interested in them.
So at dinner once or twice a week
you are likely to hear a staff officer
say to his commander, "Something new
from the letter tree today, Herr Gen
eral." "So!" says the General, and listens
not at all superciliously when a copy
of the news letter is read to him.
Bribe Offered RuoMlnns.
Most of the letters from the tree are
Russian answers to German letters.
The German letters may have been
dropped from aeroplanes or sent to the
Russian trenches a day or two before
by children. A specimen of these reads
"Come over to us. The Czar does not
want war. Only Nicholas Nicholavietch.
So if you would best serve your Czar
come to us and end this war. Bring
your rifle. Ten rubles we give you for
it and 100 rubles for a machine gun.
By the way, do you know that the Ger
mans are In Warsaw? Come over to us
and be well treated!"
I heard a story to the effect that
Russian prisoners said that soldiers
who picked up these letters were shot
by order of their officers. I don't be
lieve it. Anyway, a German did tell
me that sometimes the letters were
sent over to the Russian lines and de-
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J SSNNSN. W ITM E S S STAM O
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 8.t
degree; minimum. S7.G degrees.
TODAY'S Unsettled and thretenins;, prob
ably without rain; westerly win da
Seven million Poles, 2.000,000 of whom are
Jews, are in dire need of food. Pare 2.
Renewed vigor is noted in battle In Car
pathians. Page 3.
Germany amends sea prize rules. Page 2
Germsns dangle bribes before enemies In
Foland. Fage 1.
Villa assembling all his forces for crucial
battle. Pago S.
Chinese patriot trying to sell "baby bonds"
of republic in isa.n Francisco threatened
with death. Page 5.
Recovery from quake and fire- is commem
orated at Exposition. Page 5.
Colonel Roosevelt admits dealing with
"bosses" about New York. Governorship.
Two drown in McKenzie River. Page 1.
Rogue River Bank robbed of IftOO by high
wayman. Page L
Mr. Lister wins fight over emergency
clauses. Page 7.
H. Chandler Kgan defeats Rudolph Wil-
helm, of Portland, at San ITranciseo golf
tourney. Page 16
Pacific Coast League results Salt Lake 3,
Portland 4; Oakland tt, Los Angeles 4;
Saa Francisco o, Venice 3. Page Itt
Groat crowd sees Phillies beat Braves In
opener on boine grounds. Page 16.
National Commission denies three requests
of Baseball players Fraternity; grants
one. Page 17.
Commercial and Marine.
Albers Brother to add two stories to dock
north of Broadway. Page 13.
Governor of Idaho may proclaim holiday
May 3 for canal celebration. Page 13.
Europe's purchases of leather manufactures
stimulate hide markets. Page 17.
Export wheat sales for day over 2.000,000
bushels. Page 17. .
Stock speculation decreases and prices are
Irregular Page 17.
Portland and ' Vicinity
Impresario Lambardi dies and young widow
attempts suicide. Page L
James Amusement Company sues for re
moval of censorship boasd. Page 7.
Inquiry is proposed to determine whether or
not there is an Ice trust In Portland.
Visiting Nurse Association hopes to secure
endowment fund to further work.
New films are triumph." Page 11.
"Weather report, data and forecast. Page 10.
CAPTIVES OPEN UNIVERSITY
Belgian Prisoners In Germany Con
tinue Tbelr Studies.
SOLTAU, Prussia, via London, April
22. A regular university is in operation
in the prison camp here, which con
tains several thousand prisoners of
war. Lectures are being given lr de
partments of arts, law . and theology
and in the commercial school. There
also isa- preparatory department.
The university owes its "organization
to the fact that the Belgian prisoners
Include many professors and the stu
dents of four Belgian universities. The
students desired an opportunity to con
tinue their studies. The classes were
opened also to other prisoners. The
attendance in the preparatory depart
ment is particularly large.
BRITAIN TO CLOSE PORTS
Vessels AVarned Against Entry Wlien
Three Red Lights Bnrn.
WASHINGTON. April 22. Consul
General Skinner, at London, cabled to
day that the British Admiral had given
notice that certain ports of Great
Britain may be- closed to shipping
"Closing will be indicated," the mes
sage said, "by three vertical red lights
at night and three red balls by days.
When these signals are displayed ves
sels must proceed to examination
anchorage or keep to sea."
TEDDY'S ON THE FIRING LINE AGAIN.
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ROGUE RIVER BANK
ROBBED OF $600
Ammonia Is Thrown in
GAG AND ETHER ARE USFn
Auto With Two Men and
Woman Seen at Door.
$800 IN GOLD OVERLOOKED
Attack Made at 3 o'clock. Entry Be
ing Gained hy Hear, and Alarm
Is Kot Given Vntil ETfect or
Drug Wears Off, Hour Later.
MEDFORD, Or, April 22. (Special.)
Throwing a bottle of ammonia in
the face of E. B Rosser, cashier of the
Rogue River State Bank at Rogue
River, today and then gagging him
with an ether-soaked handkerchief, an
unidentified robber obtained $600 in
cash, stepped into a waiting automo
bile and escaped. Later he was pursued
by Sheriff's posses from both Jackson
and Josephine counties.
The robbery occurred about 3 o'clock
and was not discovered" until nearly
4 o'clock, when Mr. Rosser recovering
consciousness made his way to the
front door and with hands still bound
turned the key in the lock and, stag
gering to the street, gave- the alarm
Suspects Are Described.
Suspicion was at once directed to
the occupants of a gray automobile,
two men and a woman, wlu were near
the bank at the time of the robbery
and drove out of town about 3:30. A
description of the car and the occu
pants was sent throughout the sur
rounding country, and outgoing and In
coming trains are being searched.
According to the cashier's story, be
was Just closing his books for the day
when a strange man entered and, com
ing swiftly toward him, directed a sav
age blow at his face. Mr. Rosser put
up his arm in defense, while the rob
ber, with his other hand, threw the
contents of a bottle of ammonia full In
Ether Brine Inconirlouinui,
Blinded and gasping, Mr. Rosser tried
to escape, but was quickly overpowered,
bound and gagged and soon succumbed
to the ammonia fumes.
Mr. Rosser said the man came through
the back door, and It is supposed he
left by the back door, for, as far as
known, no one saw him enter or leave
the bank at the ,'Jm of tho robbery.
Light hundred dollars in gold which
was lying on tho desk near the money
that was taken was overlooked.
Trance to Adopt War Orphans.
PARIS, April 22 It was decided to
day by the cabinet that children made
orphans by the death of their fathers
in the war should be cared for by the
i irr n 1 1
Thursdays War Moves
GLOWING accounts of the strength
and condition of the British Army,
given in the House of Commons yester
day by David Lloyd-George, Chancellor
of the Exchequer, and Harold J. Ten
nant. Parliamentary Secretary of the
War Office. Increased the enthusiasm
of the people of England. According
to the two officials the output of am
munition next month will amount to
25 times what it was last September.
Supplementing tho statement of the
Chancellor that Great Britain has more
than 86 divisions of troops on the con
tinent .V the output of munitions
.ir-ia.nt yesterday, speaking on behalf
of the Secretary for War, Lord Kitchen
er, declared that recruiting had been
most satisfactory and gratifying; that
the health of the troops was splendid
and that the wounded were in the
London hospitals 24 hours after they
were stricken in France. He wished to
impress on the country the necessity
of increasing the supplies of artillery
"There is no limit to the amount re
quired." The frankness of the Cabinet Min
isters In making known the number of
men at the front and the reports that
reach London from various sources,
have convinced the people that at least
the big effort against Germany and
Turkey Is about to begin. Both in the
Aegean and North Seas there are signs
of increasing activity. From yesterday
all steamboat communication with Hol
land is stopped by order of the British
Taken in connection with the news
from Berlin that British submarines
have been. Ui the bight of Heligoland,
where the German admiralty lays claim
to having sunk one vessel and perhaps
more, this Is believed to foreshadow
some movement in the North Sea, while
there is no longer any endeavor to
hide the fact that a big Anglo-French
force is prepared to go, as General
d'Amade, the French commander, has
said, "to any point where it is re
quired." A German " report says that paxt of
this force, which is under command of
General Sir Ian Hamilton, has been
landed at Knos, a Turkish town near
the Turko-Bulgartan border on the
northern side of the Gulf of Saros,
under the support of the allied fleet.
At the same time there is news of
transports loaded with troops pa-sslng
the Island of Lemnos, not far from
the entrance of the Dardanelles, and
of others being sighted off Smyrna, on
the coast of Asia Minor.
This makes It uncertain where the
blow is to be struck. There are Anglo
French troops in the Aegean, includ
ing Senegalese, who were transferred
from France, and Bi'.tieh "Tommies"
from the outposts of the empire, which,
with the disappearance of the last
German raiders, are considered safe
Farther east, in Mesopotamia, the
Turkish army, which was sent to bar
the British advance from the head of
the Persian Gulf, after having suf
fered 6000 casualties, is in full retreat,
harassed not only by the British, but
by Arab tribesmen, whom they had en
listed on their side, and who, now that
the Turks have been defeated, have
turned against them.
Nearer home the British are holding
tenaciously to hill 60, near Ypres,
which they captured from the Germans
on Saturday and which the Germans
have ever since been trying to retake.
The French are pressing hard on the
two sides of the German triangle in
The Russians, for their part, are,
according to their accounts, repulsing
repeated Austrian attacks on their po
sitions to the southeast of Lupkow
Pass in the Carpathians and are hold
ing their own against the Austro-Ger-man
efforts on their flanks near Gor
llc.. In Western Guild a, and Stry, in
the eastern part of the same provfnee.
These attacks apparently are being
made with the object of holding the
Russians where they are while the
Germans are preparing to strike at the
Russian lines at some other point, pos
sibly from the direct'on of Cracow.
Although rumors are many and di
vergent, no definite news has been re
ceived of Italy's Intentions. While dis
patches indicate that the tension be
tween Rome and Vienna has slack
ened, the belief ia general that before
many weeks both Italy anJ some of
the Balkan slates will assume a more
DUTCH SHIPPING CUT OFF
Britain Orders Suspension of Traffic
in Doth Directions.
AMSTERDAM, via London, April 22.
The following official statement was
Issued here today in behalf of the Brit
"All shipping between Holland and
the United Kingdom Is stopped for the
time being. No ships will leave the
United Kingdom for Holland after to
day. Ships from Holland will not be
admitted to the United Kingdom after
"It is hoped shortly to resume limited
cargo and passenger traffic Special ar
rangements have been made for the
transfer of mails."
RUSSIAN OMITS BULGARIA
Diplomat to Visit Koumanla and
Serbia on Way to Italy.
ROME, via Paris, April 12. In con
nection with the approaching departure
from Petrograd of Michel de Giers, the
newly-appointed Russian Ambassador
to Italy, newspapers of Rome comment
today on the fact that M. de Giers will
make visits at Bucharest, Koumanla,
and Nish, Serbia, on his way to this
city, but will pass through Sofia, Bul
garia, without stopping.
This is interpreted as a possible In
dication of a lack of good feeling be
tween Russia and Bulgaria,
As Husband DiesWidow
Plans Own Death.
fl UIUT TR niCM CMP pnire
iimiii iu uil, one umco
Woman Clasps Spouse's Pic
ture as She Drinks Poison.
WOULD-BE SUICIDE IS 32
Noted Impresario, Architect by I'ro
fession, Was Vnablo to IMay or
Sini Reorganized Company to
Keep Ills Kngagements.
I'laspiBK krr dead husband's plrtore
to her heart, Mrs. .Mario Lambardi,
widow of the Impresario who died ye,
terdax mornlnnr, drank m solution of bi
chloride of mercury la her apartment at
203 Twelfth street early lat nlarht, and
Is now In a dlng condition at Good
"I want to die! I want to die!" Mrs.
Lambardi murmured naatn and again
while the Ambulnnee Service Company
wum taklnn; her to the konpllal.
Mrs. Lambardi was hysterical when
her husband died, but no one thought
he would attempt nulrlde.
Mr. I.amt.ardl mm discovered hy
hotel employes at Ti.' o'clock.
Mrs. Lambardi Is 32 years old. . Her
husband nan 6.
"I am going to die; I have heard the
call from above, and 1 obey the call.
Bury me In Rlvervlew cemetery."
These words,, spoken calmly and
quietly, were among the last of Mario
Lambardi, Impresario of the late Lam
bardi Grand Opera Company and the
present Italian Grand Opera Company
now performing at the linker Theater.
Stricken with cerebral apoplexy, as lie
was playing a game of pool with a
friend, Wednesday night at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Lambardi died yesterday morning
at 7 o'clock at St. Vincent s Ilo.-q.ltnl.
He will be burled at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon from I'inlcy's undertaking par
lors. Fifth and Montgomery streets. Tho
funeral service will c-onnlst of readings
from Scripture, and will be conducted
by George L Baker. ' M. G. Montrer.za
and Hartrldge AVhlpp will sing. Ac
cording to the expreiised wish of the
late Mr. lambardi, the burial will take
place at Rlvervlew cemetery.
Businenn Not Affected,
The death of Mr. Lambardi will not
affect the business of the Italian Grand
Opera Company now playlnir at The
Baker. The company was reorganized
several months ago when the late Mi.
Lambardi Iot about (34.000 trying to
present Italian grand opera, with the
I'anama-I'aclflc and International Kx
posltion as a rival attraction, in Shu
Francisco. The reorganlzers are Kii.
genio Ue Falco, tenor, and L. Cccchett'i,
musical director of the company, who
are under a business arrangement to
manage the company, the assets of
which are valued at about IJ00.000.
The late Mr. Lambardi was born In
Florence, Italy, 65 years aso, and al
though his business interests have for
upwards of 35 years or so been in the
east and west coasts of South America,
and the Pacific Coast of this country,
he always looked on Florence as hij
First Venture 40 Vrars Ago.
By profession, Mr. Lambardi was an
architect. As such, about 40 years ago
he was commissioned to proceed to
build a municipal opera house at Bogo
ta, Colombia, South America. When the
opera house was completed It was die-"
covered that there was no Impresario
to run it. Mr. Lambardi was asked to
return to Italy to engage an opera com
pany, and manage the opera house In
question. The venture was artistically
and financially successful, and so be
gan Mr. Lambardi's career as Impres
ario. About nine years ago Mr. Lambardi
Invaded the operatic field in this coun
try, and for fiveor six years has had
a company in the United States every
season, confining his efforts principally
to the West. He brought his companies
to Portland a number of times so that
his name is probably better known here
than that of any other operatic Im
presario. KnEllah Never Mastered.
In personal appearance. Mr. Lambardi
was tall and striking, and was shy lo
the point of delicacy. He was a tpical
Italian, and did not trouble to learn
English. This was unfortunate, as he
had to depend on the management of
his business affairs in the United
States, at least, to lieutenants. and
thus his personal, business supervision
was lost. Mr. Lambardi was not an
educated musician, although he made
his living that way. He could not sing
nor play a musical Instrument, yet he
chose and engaged and "fired" tem
peramental prime donne, and bossed
hia opera company. When asked once
by a Portland friend why he could dis
play such acumen In hiring soloists and
chorus singers, when he could not minu
one note himself, Mr. Lambardi smiled,
"When I hear a voice, I can Ull hy
my understanding, my mind. If tlrero
Is money In It."
Oregon PoMniastcrs Appointed.
OKEGONIAN NKWR Ht'RE.M'. VVh.
n"tnn Annl " 7 1 : o Y ( r, t- . .
appointed pott muster at Flavel. u -ceeding
C. C. Seeley. retlrped. and E;m
niet H. Cwrpenter has been made poat-
mat;ir at L.IS111 Mile, vice J. M. Orr le-tsncd