Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 01, 1915, Page 14, Image 14

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Final Services Are Held at
Central Christian Edifice.
Victim Left Helpless on Va
cant Lot by Highwaymen,
Who Drive Car Off.
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Confessions Declared by Detectives
to Have Been Made by Andrew
Thoniasson and Kd Johnson.
Leader of Trio Sought. passengers on a Belmont jitney
at midnight Saturday attacked the
driver, J. S. Taber, bound, gagged and
blindfolded him, robbed him of the
day's proceeds, amounting to about
J 12, commandeered his machine and
escaped. The abandoned automobile
was found yesterdpy morning at
Twenty-eighth and East Stark streets.
Two men were arrested yesterday
afternoon and the police say they have
made complete confessions. Detectives
Hellyer. Tackaberry, La Salle and
Leonard made the arrests.
Kd Johnson, a waiter, aged 23 years,
and Andrew Thomasson, a laborer,"
aged 23, were the men placed under
Johnson was taken Into custody at
M est Park and Morrison streets from
the description furnished the police by
Taber. Johnson, it is alleged, con
fessed to being one of the men who
threatened Taber with a gun, and
when he was searched a revolver was
taken from him.
Johnson is said to have implicated
Tnomasson. who was arrested at First
and Yamhill streets two hours later.
Both men had $3.60 on them.
Pistols Pressed on Neck.
The police knew nothing of the rob
bery untu Taber walked into police
headquarters at Second and Oak
streets with his story.
The three men boarded the jitney at
Bixth and Washington streets, he said
about 11:30 Saturday night. They
asked to be taken to Eighty-second
street. One took a seat beside the
driver and the other two occupied the
rear seat.
At a favorable moment on a poorlv
lighted street, near Gray's Crossing,
-the men commanded the driver to turn
to the curbing and stop his machine.
He did not obey with alacrity, and felt
the cold muzzles of two revolvers
pressed against his neck. The guns
were in the hands of the man in the
rear of the automobile.
Seizing Taber. the three men appro
priated some rope they found in the
machine to tie him hand and foot. A
handkerchief was thrust into his
mouth and tied behind and a dirty
napkin was bound about his eyes. His
rings were stripped from his fingers,
his pockets rifled, and Taber. himself,
was flung into a vacant lot nearby.
The highwaymen climbed back into the
machine and drove away rapidly.
Man Frees Self In Two Honrs. .
After two hours of painstaking la
bor, suffering from exposure to the
cold and his cramped position, Taber
managed to free himself from the
Taber boarded another jitney, which
took him to police headquarters.
His description of Johnson led to the
arrest of this man shortly before 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and later
Thomasson was taken into custody.
Hoth the men refused to divulge any
information with regard to the third
person, who is said to have been the
leader, as he received the lion's share
of the tl2 taken in the division of
Taber's knife and one of his rings
were taken from the two men arrested
Itev. J. A. Leas Declares Present-Day
Keed Is for Men With Spirit of
1 Reformers of Old.
In honor of the lire and work of
llartin Luther, reformation services
were held at St. James' Lutheran
Church yesterday morning and the Sun
day school participated in the render
ing of the services prepared for the
occasion. The history and the influ
ence of the reformers from the time of
Wyclif were traced by the members of
the Sunday school, a plea for men and
means for carrying on the work of the
present day was maao.
Kev. J. A. Leas briefly summarized
the principles of the reformation and
mentioned that Luther emphasized the
ppiritual fact that Jesus Christ is the
way of salvation to all believing souls.
He said: "We are justified by faith,
without the works of the law. through
the free grace of God. The Bible is
the only rule of faith and practice, and
the word and the sacraments are the
only means of grace."
Dr. Leas mentioned such men as
Ejork, the Swedish pastor on the banks
of the Delaware prior to the times of
1 he Revolution, who read the entire
Hiule to the congregation in a period
of 10 years: Bolzius, who labored
among the Salzburgers in South Caro
lina: and Henry Melchoir Muhlenburg.
of Philadelphia and vicinity, who was
considered the Luther of America.
The need of the hour was declared
to be men of like talents and consecra
JIcv. Henry Marcotte Declares Anx
iety Should Be Banished.
Anxiety and worry impair effective
ness and -should not be tolerated any
more than other evils, said Ilev. Henry
Marcotte, pastor of the Westminster
Presbyterian Church, in his sermon on
"Pon't Worry." last night.
"I do not mean that we should not
take reasonable thought for the fu
ture." he said. "I would distinguish
fcesween reasonable thought and wor
2 :. however. The former improves our
ertectlveness and the latter impairs it."
Kev. Mr. Marcotte referred to Christ's
sermon on the mount and told how he
three times in nine verses urges his
hearers to "be not anxious for the
"If you add tomorrow's burden to to
day's, that is too much." said the speak
er. "You and your w-ork must neces
sarily suffer."
Summing up his philosophy, he said:
"Don't worry, trust in God. do your
duty and know he is going to take
care of you."
Chamber oY Commerce members,
notice: Meeting set for Monday night
postponed until later in the week. Adv.
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Business Interests Enlist Aid of F. W.
Hlld in Similar Enterprise Plan '
Outlined at Luncheon.
Encou.-aged by the success of Port
land in uniting all its commercial bod
ies under one organization the busi
ness interests of Denver have callad
upon F. W. Hild to assist thera" in a
similar enterprise there. Mr. Hild re
cently resigned as general manager of
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
Company. He had an active part in
perfect ng the new Chamber of Com
merce in Portland
Recently, at a luncheon attended by
S?8 t?- env?r's le"ng business men,
Mr. Hild spoke on the merits of the
Portland plan He outlined it briefly
and urged it upon them for their con
sideration. lt is probable that Denver
will embark on a campaign similar to
the one successfully concluded a short
time ago in Portland.
Commenting on the success of the
Portland enterprise, the Denver News
in this connection says'
nlte results in th upbuilding. The merVer
gave to Portland the largest commercial
organization in the world. The nlan was
worked out after weeks of careful sfudy ?o
JrnlSt-?; l.'" "d la thls "f mod-
the result that line
frequently crossed and much needless ex
pensrt incurred,
ifJM"!?;'1" tliT taintcst tinge of political
affiliations, this organization has resulted in
F. t0 P?rt and a v,I"tua' business admin.
An d'""ratton where the best
inteiests of the community as determined
by best citizens of the community, repre
sentatives of labor and capital, farm and
ractory alike, have been almost Invariably
flCn iJVa.
-Ze. ldfIs ?f h, organization, as set
rortn In tho platform on whirh it nm nr.
.kJL . .. , plan has been on trial only a
short time in Portland it already has ac
compHsl ed wonders in the wa? of re.ufts
lt stimulated business, and h v.;.f5ui '
"'P""" .,n " c"y- It has destroyed for
"",er ,rlc""? nd Jealousies and overlapping
of effort that existed when the dozen dif
ferent ornanlzatlons were striving to do
.Tii mil in ine nev.iinmAn . .1
A MASTER WORK in grand opera, visualized In motion pictures; a grand
opera star who for one fleeting engagement lent her distinctive per
sonality and charms to the screen, and an arch-priestess in moving
picture trick-wickedness are the center of attraction in the Portland moving
picture world this week.
"Carmen" is the grand opera. It is on at two theaters. At the People's
a production, featuring Geraldine Farrar.- a grand-opera star whose great
S.tS8x, lsJ,ot Questioned, is given. At the Majestic a presentation is made with
Theda Bara in the immortal role of the Spanish cigarette-maker. Both pro
ductions are costly ones and both convincing. The opportunity to see Far
rar on the screen is an event in itself. To see the interpretation given an
already famous role by Theda Bara is also interesting. "Carmen" is a now
erfully dramatic study, and it lends itself to the screen. The People's pro
duction is an artistic triunph and noteworthy because Farrar nlavs Carmen
At the Majestic the Sunday patrons did not overlook the opportunity to view
the exotic Theda Bara in her conception of the immortal role
GREAT prima donna yielded to
the fascination of immortalizing
art divine, and lent herself for
one picture to the screen. She
ueraldine Farrar, whose name
will go down in grand opera and film
annals inextricably interwoven wtth
"Carmen," playing this week at the
Peoples Theater. Geraldine Karrar first
added to fame of the role with her
voice, and in the motion picture all
her' dramatic genius is played up and
pictured in the guise of the fascinat
ing Spanish cigarette maker.
The beautiful settings of mountain
scenery are supplemented with the
fantasy of gypsy life, and great bands
of bearded outlaw wanderers and their
spangled senoritas. of whom Carmen is
one, roam through the film. The pro
duction is really an artistic triumph. '
The well-known plot with its nu
merous tragedies is worked up with
a delicacy that holds and magnifies
every thrill, yet in no instance re
pulses. A number of excellent types
are worked out in this Paramount film
with such skill that in the accurate
Spanish setting there is such realism
that it is only with difficulty that one
realizes that the great cities, the bull
ring and the remarkable street scenes
were but the products of master archi
tects and producers.
When Carmen dies after her destruc
tive career that brings to all who love
her death and disaster we feel no con
tempt: for the strongest and most sym
pathetic acting is done here by Ger
adine Farrar and Wallace Reid. In
side the ring is her toreador and out
side Don Jose, mad with jealousy, traps
her. They quarrel, they light. Don Jose
flashes a great knife and Carmen,
"killed but free," lies dead by the man
she jilted.
The inn of the bandits, who keep
and protect the disgraced officer and
Carmen, is typical of the southern Bo
heniian life, and the dances and quar
rels and murders that occur there are
so in keeping with the weird setting
mat tney are fully expected.
An event in motion picture produc
ing was accomplished when the bull
fight in "Carmen" was affected with
an animal brought from Spain and
matador professional was engaged to
ns"- j u.i.ii is rrai ana me norse
is actually wounded and the bull killed,
Kanized. express as nearly as anything can
the ideals which are prompting the better
and mor- progressive citizens of Denver to
uree a simitar organization here.
Clara Kimball Young and Wiltou
Lackaye Are Starred.
"Trilby." a play of romance, mystery
and tragedy, is proving an unusual
drawing card at the Pickford Theater
this week. Clara Kimball Young and
Wilton Lackaye are starred in the pro
duction of the well-known dramatic
success. Most of the plot is laid in the
latin quarter of Paris, where two Eng
lish artists are painting. In the same
building are an Eastern magician and
violinist and his disciple and in another
part are a sculptor and his beautiful
model, "Trilby."
Trilby and the English Billee fall in
love. Svengali. however, sees through
Trilby a chance for a fortune, so hyp
notizes her and uses her as a medium
for. making a great contralto. His
spell on her is so strong that he ab
sorbs her very life. In an absolutely
fantastic scene, poor little Trilby dies
the same instant that Svengali is
killed by Billee.
Provident Trust Company and Bay
Ocean Park Investigation Due.
Among the important matters await
ing action of the new- Federal grand
Jury, which is to be drawn Tuesday,
are investigations of the affairs of the
ProvidentTrust Company, of this city
and of Bay Ocean Park, the Summer
beach resort fronting on the ocean
and Tillamook Bay opposite Garibaldi
and Bay City.
A delegation of investors in the Bay
Ocean Park property recently called on
United States Attorney Reames to pre
sent alleged grievances, which was
headed by L. E. Latourette, in the ad
ministration of the receiver appointed
by Judge Gatens.
There are more than 60 cases pending
grand jury investigation.
Thirty-one colleges and universities in this
countrv give courses in the various phases
of journalism.
VTEVEn before has William Fox pro-
duced a film equal to "Carmen,"
starring Theda Bara, which is at the
Majestic this week. The marvelous de
tail work, both in selection of tvpes
and settings, is secondary only to Miss
cars, s acting. She who is schooled to
allure, to grieve and to ruin, with eyes
as dark with sin as color, with subtle
grace, is well fitted for the role of the
enticing Carmen. The production
abounds In sinister appeal and thrills.
Don Jose, the young Captain whose
knell was rung when "first her eyes
beheld him." is played by ZMmer Linden.-
Mr. Linden is known r
the most daring of all motion-rjicture
stars, and in "Carmen" he not only ex-
-.r, as in iormer teats, but distin
guishes himself as a thespian. The
gypsy camps of Fox' "Carmen" are re
alistic and beautiful, and many humor
ous incidents are blended with trage
dies that have their beginning at the
nome or the nomadic outlaws.
The bullfiirht. ittapMl in a n..ninn-
that is the replica of the famous Sevll
lian course, forms one of the greatest
sensations of the film. After Don Jose
has stolen, has killed and suffered for
his charmer, she becomes Infatuated
with a notorious and popular toreador
and goes with him to Seville. Don Jose
follows, and in the midst of the fight
Carmen is summoned to the gate to
save her suitor
The quarrel that follows brings out
the highest type of tragedy. She must
go with Don Jose, But she will not;
rather than be "a man's property" she
would be free or die. And Don Jose
stabs her. and just as the hero of the
bullfight reaches her she dies. Down
the highway rides Jose, and without
an instant's stop he plunges over the
60-foot cliff, horse and all. To accom
plish this realistic closing sensation
Elmer Linden suffered a broken leg.
but the daredevil stunt was marvel-
" - . ' a h 1 1 na Eunns out as
me nrat 01 its Kind that was ever ac
complished. The gypsies used by Fox in "Car
men were real gypsies, descended
from Andalusian nomada of, i
the cigarette factory, with the mobs of
girl workers, are photographed, not
in VLion-oiciure flrirKSK.-i t.nt -.tun.
types ot tpanlsn girls used for the oc
Billy Rice's Production, Booked After
Tryous, Entertains . Well and
Arthur Dentine's Jokes Amuse.
"The Bonnie Sextet," offering a
musical melange of solo and ensemble
numbers, and an act that carries a
most artistic setting, headlines an un
usually attractive bill at the Empress
this week.' Six pretty girls, dressed in
Scotch costumes, open the act with
cornets and trombones; xylophone, horn
ana cornei solos are featured and the
act concludes with a drawing-room set
and the six pretty maids in handsome
gowns playing catchy melodies.
A big place on the bill is given a
locally recruited act booked for a week
as a result of Thursday's night's try
out, Billy Rice's musical comedy pro
duction. The 15 members of the cast,
despite the fact that their act has
had little rehearsing, demonstrate that
they are worthy of a place on the Em
press bill. The act is titled "By the
Sea." and Billy Rice, Wheeler Romig,
Harry Stratton, Dorothy Lewis and
"Babe" Fowler, local comedy and
musical favorites, have their dialogue
and musical numbers brightened by
a pretty and well dressed chorus.
The inimitable Arthur Deming, with
the infectious smile and the jokes with
a "punch." again is delighting Empress-goers
with his black-face comedy.
There is but one Arthur Deming, just
as there is but one George Primrose,
and the ribald laughter is wrested
from the most dignified member of his
Novelty pentomimists. with an act
that is named "Is He Charlie Chaplin?"
keep the crowd in an uproar watching
their silent antics. Charlie Chaplin,
Mabel Normand and "Fatty" Arbuckle
are cleverly pantomimed and "Fatty"
comes in for the usual amount of
punishment when the fickle Mabel
"falls" for the eccentricities of Charlie.
The act is full of life.
Paul Francis and Rose De Mer late
of the Ziegfield Follies, offer 'some
"nifty nonsense and pianologue." The
male member of the double does the
pianologuing and does it cleverly.
Miss De Mer sings, and dances and
wears some dazzling gowns.
Dick Henry and Carrie Adelaide
present a feature or two in novelty
dancing. Dick Henry dances and
makes a complete change of costume
while doing so. Miss Adelaide sings
and the act ends in some whirlwind
dancing by the duo.
Billy and Edna St. Allen do a turn
titled "On the Wire."
Bnrn Belonging to Michael Budnah
Destroyed by Fire.
Fire of unknown origin burned to
death one horse early yesterday, when
it razed the barn of Michael Budnah.
a peddler living at 1337 Detroit avenue,
and damaged to the extent of 1100
the home of Carl W. Wass. a ioner-
slioreman. at 1339 Detroit avenue. There
was a nign wina, ana Derore the fire
department, which had a mile run to
make, could reach the scene, the walls
of the -barn had fallen in.
Budnah had insurance of $250 on his
barn, and the loss to the adjoining
bouse was covered by insurance-
The "Old-Time" Cake Walk
is now the rage "Back East" and will be depicted this week at
Ye Oregon Grille
Miss Anuta Osgood
the Vital Spark, and girls
will sing in "Black Face" and
Southern costumes, the song
hit from Town Topics. Broad
way's latest success,
"Wake Up. It's
Cake-Walk Day"
The All-Star Cabaret will also
Prima Donna; DONALD M.AC
VREGOR, Scotch Comedian,
and his Famous Orchestra.
Busy Men and Women Should Try Our 40c Noon Lunch.
Ye Oregon Grille
-Hotel Oregron, Broadway at Stark.
X. K. Clarke, Manager. E. E. Larimore, Assistant Manager.
Rev. A. U. Crim and 1 4 Members In
corporate New Body Burden of
Debt Tor Stone Structure Too
Heavy for Congregation.
The final services of the Central
Christian Church as an evangelistic
organization were held yesterday in
the stone edifice at the corner of. East
Twentieth and East Salmon streets.
and the new East Side Christian
Church will hold its first meeting next
Sunday in the former Hawthorne-Park
Presbyterian Church, Last Twelfth
and East Taylor streets. The new
churcis has been incorporated by 14
members. Rev. A. L. Crim will be
the pastor of the new church.
There was .a tinge of sadness con
nected with all the services of the
day. as the church associations of the
past years came to a close, and the
church edifice, erected under most
favorable circumstai ces, goes into the
hands of the owners of the mortgage,
which aggregates more than $35,000.
Rev. A. L. Crim preached in the
morning on "The Past." and in the
evening the topic was, "The South
Wind Blows Softly." No special ref
erence was made to the passing of
the Central Christian Church.
Chunk Will Not Dissolve.
It is announced that the Central
Christian Church will not dissolve its
organization at present, but will hold
no public services. It will hold to
gether for the present to close up all
its business in an honorable manner.
Its members may enter the new church,
or go to other Portland churches In
Profiting from the experience of the
Central Church, the new church will
endeavor to steer clear of the rock
of debt that wrecked the- Central
Church. ' However, it may in time pur
chase the property of the Hawthorne
Presbyterian Church, owned by the
Central Presbyterian Church.
Debt Burden Too Heavy.
Rev. J. F. Ghcrmley, former pastor
of the First Christian Church, or
ganized the Central Christian Church
about 10 years ago with a large mem
bership, "built a tabernacle at East
Twentieth and Esst Salmon streets in
which services were held until the
stone building wes erected at a cost
of nearly $80,000. The burden of debt
was heavy. but the congregation
struggled manfully to meet it. Rev.
Mr. Richardson succeeded Rev. S.
Ghormley and he made efforts to pay
off the debt, but the task was too
heavy, and he resigned.
Rev. A. L. Crim was called to face
the burden, but It was finally decided
that the congregation could not meet
the debt, which had accumulated,
amounting from $35,000 to $40,000. The
structure is solid stone. It passes
into the hands of the owners of the
mortgage, but disposition of the prop
erty remains for the future to develop,
lt has an auditorium that will seat
about 1500 people.
Presentation of Leadlns Role by Will
Klnir, and Singing; ot Actresses
Good; Dog; Is Feature, Too.
Snarklinsr with comedy and clever
songs and with the added charm of
pretty girls in clever dances, the mu
sical comedy "The Pipe Dream," staged
by Dillon and King for the first per
formances of the week at the Lyric
yesterday, made a strong bid for pop
ularity. The pipe dream of Ike Lesh
inski, presented by Will King, was
cleverly brought into the plot and
made a good culmination for the
The scene of the comedy, laid as it
is on the farm, was given a touch
of local color by Ike's pet dog. Octav
ius, whose timely squeals added to -the
merriment of the theatergoers. Ike's
efforts to feed the animal from the
bottle, were also ludicrous.
"Jack o Lantern Moon," t sung by
Miss Vera Lawrence and chorus, proved
a - particularly popular number with
the crowd. With the lights turned
low and each member of the chorus
carrying a jack o'lantern an eerie, but
altogether delightful effect was pro
duced. Miss Grace Allen's song, "Come
Back to Dixie." was good, but she
appeared at her best in "Rose of Kll
larney," which he sang in costume
and with the addition of some catchy
The plot of the comedy hinges around
the efforts of land speculators to buy
Mr. Leshinski's farm for the location
of a city to be named "Paradise." Mr.
Ieshinski's pipe dream is that the city
has been built tnd that all his hopes
of wealth have been realized. The
appearance of his wife on the scene,
however, spoils the dream.
Anita Osgood
Vital Spark.
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'Our Monday Bulletin of
Sales Advertised
Sunday. Just a reminder of some of the money-saving opportunities
that await you today at Meier & Frank's. Details in yesterday's pa
pers. This is "Inauguration Month" in our great new store watch
our ads daily to see how we celebrate it.
50 women's new DRESSES at $12.95 that would sell ordinarily
at 1 20-$25.
100 modish new HATS for women $7.50 regularly priced $9.50
Girls' PARTY FROCKS (4 to 16) $0.95 for the 59.75, and
$10.75 for $15-$16 frocks. '
TltL.651 EMBROIDERIES (18-27-inch) $1 for new $1.50
$2.19 for $2.95 Ostrich BOAS $3.50 grades are $2.85 $5
graces $3.9S.
Also, as advertised in Sunday papers, specials in women's "Kavser"
Etc. '
And many other worthwhile reductions not advertised.
Skirts Cut to Measure
FREE in our Woolen Dress Goods
Department if materials pur
chased here Second Floor.
pure pood gection
THE GROCERY: No lessening
of enthusiasm on the part of
those who visit this wonderful
store more and more people look
to it daily for all their grocery
supplies. It is well worth YOUR
visit today.
THE BAKERY: Fills a long
felt want in many homes. Most
modern equipment, expert bakers,
best ingredients. Every precau
tion taken .to ensure cleanliness
and purity. Freshness always the
cream made in full view. Inspec
tion invited. Bring the little ones.
toothsome sweetmeats of purest
quality are made and packed.
Clean candy kitchens that are
models of their kind.
Adding Zest to Your Appetite
For those who delight in foods of purest quality, deliciously pre
pared and well served in pleasant surroundings we recommend:
The I'riscilla Tea Room for the Gentleman who lunches with his
wife. Also for the busy Shopper.
The Dutch Room On the ninth floor for the Man who likes to
mingle w,ith other men and smoke after his lunch.
The Black and White Tea Room For the lady who enjoys afternoon
The Dairy Lunch Counter On the ninth floor Grocery Section for
those who like good, rich milk coffee with cream a cheese sand
wich and some dainty pastry or cake from our own Model Bakery.
The Cafeteria and Soda Fountain In the basement for those who
want a wholesome, quick and inexpensive lunch.
Lights Go
Panama -Pacific Exposition
Saturday, December 4th
Are You
The latest developments in all industries can
be seen here. You cannot afford to miss it.
Low Fares
for exposition travel are in effect until
November 30 via the
Shasta Route
Write for booklet "Wayside Notes"
Tickets, reservation or further infor
mation at City Ticket Office, corner
Sixth and Oak Sts.. Union Depot or
East Morrison-St. Station. Phones
Bdwy. 2760. A 6704.
Southern Pacific
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
Portland. Oregon.
By 0?
Get The Genuine
Lessons in Knitting
Crocheting, embroidering, art
needlework of all kinds daily on
the Second Floor FREE!
worth a special visit and inspec
tion on its own account. An ob
ject lesson in what a delicatessen
should be. The choice and appe
tizing products displayed in such
quantities and varieties here lose
nothing from their setting. The
glass-inclosed cases, shelves, re
frigerators, containers, etc. all
are kept scrupulously sweet and
clean. No promiscuous arrange
ment of different varieties no
disagreeable odors. The ap
proved brine system and other
expensive safeguards insure
against .deterioration. A delica
tessen in short that adds ap
preciably to the uniqueness of
this wonderful Ninth Floor.
at the
Interested in