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THE MORXIXG OREGONIA1T. TUESDAY, AUOTTC"' 29, 1916.
ASTORIA DONS BEST
DRESS FOR GUESTS
Queen Muriel to Rule City
From Own Palace Dur
ing Regatta Days.
MAIDS WILL JOIN COURT
More Elaborate Water Sports Arc
Provided For and Some of Best
Divers in Xortlwest Are
to Compete In River.
M1I1BLEHEAD IS ORDERED TO
ATTEND ASTORIA REGATTA.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 28. (Special.)
Governor Withycombe today
received word from the Navy
Department that the cruiser Mar
blehead. now In Portland Har
bor, would be permitted to go to
Astoria for the regatta Septem
ber 1-6, inclusive.
The Navy Department author
ized two additional officers and
60 additional marines, expenses to
be borne by the Government, to
make the trip to Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or, Aug. 28. (Special.)
Astoria is rapidly taking on its re
gatta attire. Business fronts are be
ing elaborately decorated with the re
gatta colors, blue and white, inter
mingled with the American flag and
emblems, while the great carnival cen
ter is being Inclosed for the many at
tractions to be presented, Septem
A mammoth grandstand has been
erected on the O.-W. R. & N. Co. dock.
In front of which will be staged the
official races and water sports and the
marine parade and fireworks.
The preparations for regatta days
are going on coincidentally with the
Immense reclamation work now in
progress. Visitors to Astoria this year
will behold a city going up. Scores of
buildings in the business center are
being raised to conform to the new
street grades, while the work of con
struction of the viaduct system of
street improvements proceeds.
Queen to Have Palace.
Through the courtesy of Mrs. S. F.
Harley, who is visiting in -Philadelphia,
the Harley bungalow will be placed at
the disposal of Queen Muriel and her
party. Extensive additions will be
made to the grounds to enable the
Queen to entertain according to her
own plans, just as If she were in her
own home. Ample help will be pro
vided her. The bunaglow occupies a
commanding position overlooking the
city and the harbor.
Acceptances are being received from
Queen Muriel's Rose Festival maids of
honor, who have been invited to be
come part of the regatta court. Among
the first to reply favorably were Miss
Mildred Pegg, of Vancouver, anl Miss
Edythe Frasche. of Eugene. Miss Jes
sie Reith will represent the Lewis and
Clark district, in addition to the As
Water Sport More Xoraerous.
The water sports, under the chair
manship of L. M. Ellis, will be more
than usually attractive this year and
will bring together an aggregation of
spectacular divers and surf-board rid
ers from Idaho and Portland. Coming
from Coeur d'Alene are Miss lsabelle
Divine, a 17-year-old champion, and
Lanta Krlder, one of the most thrill
ing surf-board riders of the Northwest.
Both these riders won great laurels at
the recent Coeur d'Alene regatta.
Coming from Portland Is Miss Bertha
Phelps, the thrilling surf-board rider
of the Willamette, who will make the
voyage from the metropolis to Astoria
in O. P. Graham's new hydroplane Car
men. A contest will be arranged be
tween Miss Devine and Miss Phelps.
Mrs. Meyer to Compete.
Among the diving girls from Port
land will be Mrs. Constance Meyer,
pronounced the most wonderful ama
teur woman diver in America. She
will give some of her most spectacular
exhibitions. Then there is Miss Thelma
Payne, one of the Multnomah Club's
best divers and swimmers: Misses
Irene and Virginia Penbrook, Miss
Dolly Oberg- and Miss Helen Hicks, all
artists. Buz Douglas. 16-year-old, who
was second to Frank Kernan, Jr., In the
marathon this year, will also be en
tered. Myron Wllsey, crack sprint
swimmer, will take part.
BILL IS SENSATIONAL
DIVORCE ftl'ESTIOSf HEADLINES
PAN TAG E S VAUDEVILLE,
Klrksmlth Sisters Are Back A grain.
Paris Green Haa Nobby Act Nov
elty Furnished by Acrobats.
"The Divorce Question." one of the
most sensational current vaudeville
productions, headlines the Pantages
bill this week. It is the clay by Will
lam Anthony MacGuire, and has all the
high lights of a big, many-act produc
tion, in a short drama, full of thrills
and quite frank.
The story of a woman who aban
doned her children after a marriage
following her divorce and the en
tanglement and hardship that result Is
handled in a new and unusual manner.
The neglected girl that is championed
by the brother, the murder that results
from her ruin and a chain of stirring,
tear-bringing events are but a part of
the play. In It appear James O'Malley,
Douglas Lawrence, Georgia Edwards,
Barbara Douglas and Fred Douglas.
The Klrksmith sisters are back
again with their beautiful musical act.
There are six of them, every one a
musician of merit. Their costumes
and the stage setting are far above the
usual feature act.
Paris Green is here with his nobby
act. His costume is green from his
straw "lid" to his shoes, and his jokes
and songs carry the audience away
Slack as the ace of spades are Brooks
and Bowen, two merry jokers, who
sing, dance and Joke. Theirs is a regu
lar old-time blackface comedy act,
with snap and pep and the minstrel
A good opening act Is provided by
Black and White, a pair of acrobatic
sisters, whose act is a sure enough
Freeman and Dunha. two merry
youths, and a good-looking girl. In "A
Day at Brighton." have a happy time
at the races and are liked by the audi
ence. The show is the best of the Summer.
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TODAY'S FILM FEATCRES.
T & D "Gloria's Romance.";
"Fathers of Men."
Majestic "The Serpent."
Sunset "Still Waters."
Peoples "Public Opinion."
Pickford "The River of Ro
mance." Columbia "Hell - to - Pay Au
stin"; "Pills of Peril."
REPORTS of more than a week ago
have been confirmed and it may
be officially announced that Marv
Pickford. the "leading woman" of fllm-
dom, has severed her connection with
Famous Players, organized the Mary
Pickford Film Company and will
release her features through the Arts
Crafts Film Company of New York.
These pictures,, to be released inde
pendently and as a part of no pro
gramme, will be made In New York.
No definite number yearly have been
decided upon, but Miss Pickford is
determined that they shall represent
the highest form of screen art. She is
surrounding herself with a capable
company and in addition will per
sonally assist John Emerson in the
direction of all subjects. October is the
date for the first release.
Regarding the now organization Miss
First. of all, I want to express my
gratitude for the co-operation of the
exhibitors everywhere, for without
their interest we could attain nothing.
To the great throng who' have been
good enough to make up the patrons
who have seen me in the past, I can
but express my hearfelt thanks. Surely
without either no one can have progress
and our work together has been so
full of happiness that it is doubly
"For the Mary "Pickford Film Cor
poration it is our purpose to" surround
ourselves with the best brains, skill
and ability possible,, so that we may
nave arc narmonizmg productions
which will stand out as master works.
We want the Mary . Pickford pictures
to be seen in every theater and play
house in the country and we are de
lighted with the arrangement and
broad plan of distribution made by the
Artcraft Pictures Corporation, which
will handle the productions alone and
not as a part of any programme.
"Prompted by your encouragement
of the past and for which I feel that I
owe so much to you in aiding me to
reach an ambitious attainment, I feel
now that with this incentive and with
the ever present confidence with which
you have approved and admired my
work, that I can now reach out, still
higher, giving you the supreme of our
art endeavor but always depending on
your affectionate interest for which I
am now and will always be grateful."
Katblyn With Morosco.
Kathlyn Williams, the well-known
film star who has Just resigned from
the Selig Company, has signed a long
term contract to appear under tne
Morosco-Pallas brands on the Para
One of the screenland's most talented
as well as most beautiful stars. Miss
Williams today enjoy a country-wide
popularity. Her success in motion
pictures has not been of the "over
night" variety. Seven years ago, in
company with Mary Pickford, Arthur
Johnson, Henry Walthall, Billy Quirk
and other members of the "old guard"
at Biograph, under D. W. Griffith, she
received .her early schooling in the
Born in Butte, Mont, and educated
at Wesleyan University, Halena, Mont
Miss Williams entered the theatrical
profession at an early age. In dramatic
stock she appeared under the manage
ments of Belasco, Willard Mack and
Lodge Insurance Is Paid.
ECHO, Or., Aug. 28. (Special.) Mrs.
H. L. Deck received today J2000 from
the Supreme Tent, K. O. T. M.. at De
troit, Mich., that being the amount of
Insurance her husband carried in
Meadows Tent No. 79, K. O. T. M-. of
this place, Mr. Deck died a AiiU&t 6.
King Baggot. the sole remaining
member of the original Imp company,
has severed his connections with that
producing company and consequently
with the Universal FHm Manufacturing
Company. Mr. Baggot has not a re
nounced his future plans at this date,
but it is reported that several of the
feature concerns with studios in New
York are bidding for his services. Mr.
Baggot had the opportunity to go west
with the ther Universal forces but
preferred to stay in New York.
Another Universal player who has
not gone west with the Eastern studio
forces is Mary Fuller. Miss Fuller is
no longer connected with UniversaL
William A. Brady, president of the
World Film Corporation, is the head
of the new National Association of the
Motion Picture Industry. Adolph Zu
lior t M Hiram Abrama are among tha
vice-presidents of the new trade or
ganization. Paramount commences its third year
of existence this week.
Report has It that Selig and Essanay
have been absorbed by the recently
organized Success Motion Picture Cor
poration. Edna Goodrich ie said to "
one of the recent star additions to
Joan Sawyer, exponent of modern
dancing, has Joined Fox.
John Wanamaker Is in the films. It
is understood that he is backing the
Mammoth Film Company, which has
secured studios In New Jersey.
Constance Collier has been signed by
the Success Film Company. She will
appear in the title role of "The Eternal
Nance O'Nell has been married to her
leading man. Alfred Hickman. The
wedding was not a surprise to their
many friends, as Miss O'Neil and Mr.
Hickman have been engaged for some
time. The couple will spend their
honeymoon at the Popular Plays and
Players studio, where they are at work
on the five-part Metro production,
"The Iron Woman."
The fad fof the amateur moving pic
ture has reached such heights in Cleve
land, O., that they plan a maesive re
production of the story of "Joan of
Arc." The picture as projected will be
10 reels In length and will employ thou
sands of amateur actors. Raymond
Wells, of the Universal staff, has un
der consideration an offer to direct
this ambitious attempt, but owing to
his present connection will probably
"Outside of that, I have nothing to
It was Pauline Frederick, the Fa
mous Players star in Paramount Pic
tures, who said It. She had Just ac
complished a remarkable feat in her
dressing-room. She was entertaining
two callers, coaching her maid in the
pressing of a lace waist, instructing
Maurice and Florence Walton in the
art of making up for the camera, prep
aratory to taking their initial tests,
and posing for an artist who Insisted
upon sketching her profile, all at the
Nothing to do till tomorrow. That's
McClure will release Its 'first pic
tures, all f ive-reelers, under the title,
"The Seven Deadly Sins." Ann Mur
dock's first vehicle Is called "Envy."
Then comes Holbrook Blinn in "Pride."
Charlotte Walker in "Sloth." Nanco
O'Nell in "Greed." and so on until th
list of seven Is exhausted. George Le
Guere and Shirley Mason are among
So big and important has the film
distributing business become that tho
Adams Express Company has organ. zed
a special department for motion-picture
material at its Boston office.
Helen Ware, the noted actress, has
been signed by Selig to play lead in
"The Garden of Allah."
Thanhouser's -""King Lear," with
Frederick Warde as the star, is ready
for release. Two thousand people par
ticipated In the 'filming of the Shake
Laura Marie Trainer, of Missoula,
Mont., who on June 3 started to ride
horseback to the Lasky studio, arrived
there Sunday afternoon, August IS,
after a trip of 2600 miles. When she
left her home the Jesse L. Lasky Com
pany was notified that she was bring
ing a message to Director-General Ce
cil B. deMille, and when she arrived it
was found that the message consisted
of a number of scenarios which she
wished to sell.
From present indications everything
points that Charlie Chaplin will have
the opportunity of playing a new role
this Fall, that of being the big draw
ing card at the annual Sacramento
(CaL) State Fair. At any rate, the
committee in charge has considered
everything that Is supposed to have
strong pulling power and unanimously
decided that, owing to Chaplin's unpre
cedented film popularity, the presence
of Chaplin himself at the big fair will
insure its financial success. It is not
known whether or not Chaplin has
been secured as the star attraction,
but a report has it the comedian will
use the fair for the background of a
Mack Sennett, director-general of
the Keystone Film Company, to - con
form with the edicts of the police
Judge. M. R. King, of Santa Monica,
relative to the regulation length an-i
styre of bathing suits, has ordered the
recostumlng of the famous Keystone
TRAINING CAMP IS .
TO OPEN ACTIVITY
Bugle Will Call Citizen Soldiers
to Arms at American'Lake
STRENUOUS WORK BEGINS
Enrollment Was Order of Day at
American Lake Yesterday Busi
ness Men Arrive All Day.
120 Students Report.
TACOMA. Wash, Aug. 28. (Special.)
At 6:30 o'clock tomorrow morning the
bugler at the military training camp
at American Lake will warble the sleep
dlspelllng notes of reveille and more
than 100 erstwhile business men will
roll out to begin a strenuous day in
forming a speaking acquaintanceship
with the various steps the American
soldier takes in moving about by com
mand. And tomorrow morning they
will ' bid farewell to slumber at the
same hour and every morning for the
next four weeks.
Today was merely enrollment day,
which Included signing the "student"
up for the camp period, assigning him
to his company and issuing him his
equipment and ordnance. Under the
direction of the officers and men of
the regular army this work proceeded
without delay and, before the suitcase
laden man who straggled Into camp
hardly knew what was taking place,
his "cits" had been laid aside and he
was eyeing himself to see how he ap
peared in Uncle Sam's olive drab. And
with the exception of a certain awk
wardness, due to the innovation of the
thing, and the paleness of the features,
due to working indoors Instead of in
the open, the students were not unlike
the tanned and hardened regulars,
whose counterparts they will look be
fore the final dismissal comes.
All day the business men straggled
Into camp. A large number arrived
Sunday, but-the' greatest number re
ported today. They came In groups of
three or four, in pairs and singly. When
the shades of night had fallen about
120 students had informed the enrolling
offloer of their presence. This is just
about 60 per cent of the number ex
pected. However, it is assumed that
many did not leave home until today
and as yet have not had time to reach
camp. As but few of those registered
are from far-away points, it is taken
for granted that today will see a large
number from the more distant cities in
the Northwestern district report for
Forty-one men are registered from
Portland, and three more are enrolled
from other Oregon cities.
OREGON pAS 5 6 MEN AT CA3ir
Second Detachment of 25 Men Dis
A follow-up party of eight men from
cities outside of Portland passed
through Portland yesterday en route
for American Lake to participate in
the citizens' - military encampment
which opened there yesterday.
The contingent that went from
Portland Sunday consisted of 39 men,
making a total of 47 from Oregon
participating in the opening of the
camp. A second detachment got away
from Portland yesterday morning at
7:35. The detachment comprised about
25 men from all sections of the state.
The encampment will continue for
the next 28 days, and those participat
ing will be put through all the train
ing which goes to make up the profi
cient soldier. This will Include the
development of the personal fitness of
the Individual, and also training in
military tactics and the movement of
large bodies of troops.
The recruiting headquarters at 347
Washington street have been closed,
and the scene of activity has shifted
entirely to American Lake. Had it not
been for the "Jinx" that seemed to
hang over the encampment project this
season, keeping the men in uncertainty
as to the exact status of affairs up to
the last moment. Portland would have
had more than 200 men at the encamp
ment, it is believed. In all. Oregon
will be represented at the encampment
by 66 men.
MASONS TO HOLD PICNIC
Washington Lodge to Be Host at
Bonneville Next Monday.
A large picnic for all Master Masons
and their families will be given at
Bonneville next Monday under the
auspices of Washington lodge, accord
ing to plans which were announced
yesterday by F. M. Patterson, master of
the lodge, who heads the general com
mittee for the picnic. Special cars will
be attached to the O.-W. R, & N. train
leaving the Union Depot at 8:30 A. M.
and a large delegation will be picked
up at Hood River. Fully 1000 Masons,
many of whom will motor to Bonneville
via the Columbia River Highway, are
A programme of festivities will fur
expected to be present.
In trie much-discussed photoplay
MAJESTIC SPORT FILM
Frank Gotch vs. Jim Essen.
Willie Ritchie vs. Lew Steffens.
nlsh diversion and amusement to all
participants, and the Shrine band of
38 pieces will be in attendance. Elab
orate field sports will be scheduled for
the afternoon, and a number of spe
cial stunts are to be staged at inter
vals throughout the day. The general
committee is composed of the follow
ing Masons: F. M. Patterson, chairman;
R. F. Hurlburt, C. L Carpenter. J. H.
Richmond, J. E. Martin and Roy Quack
enbush. HOOD RIVER, Or.. Aug. it. (Spe
cial.) More than 75 members of the
local Masonic lodges have signed up
for the trip to Bonneville next Monday,
when local Masons will be guests of
Washington lodge of Portland at a pic
nic It is expected that more than 100
will sign before the date, and special
cars will be attached to the westbound
O.-W. R.. & N. train passing through
the city at 9:25.
JOHNSON TELLS POWER
HUGHES EXPECTED TO WH SET.
ERAL CLOSE STATES.
3iew York Reports Are Wilson Arbl
trarUy Took Charts of Ra.ll.
way Strike Keajotlatloaa.
VANCOUVER; Wash., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Albert Johnson, of Uoquiam,
Representative in Congress from this
district, arrived here today from a visit
in Skamania County, upon his return
from Washington, D. C, where he left
Mr. Johnson said:
"I fully believe Hughes will carry
New York, after conversing with party
leaders there last week. They told me
the Democrats had a big campaign
fund, but that they are not afraid. They
expect Hughes to carry Missouri and
Kentucky, and say if he does he also
will carry other close states."
Mr. Johnson also said that he was
Informed in New York that President
Wilson caused the railway negotiations
to be taken to Washington after the
Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Board meeting In New York had prac
tically arranged, a tentative settlement
of the threatened railway strike. The
object, he said, was to place the nego
tiations in the President's hands.
AUTO RUNS OVER BOY
Gordon I'attee Victim of Accident at
Congested Street Corner.
Traffic at Macadam street and Ban
croft avenue proved too thick for Gor
don Pattee. 15 years old, of 1220 Cor
bett street, yesterday, and he was in
jured by an automobile driven by
Daniel Isekite. of Duoont. Wash. He
received a scalp wound and was some
what bruised. After temporary treat
ment at the Emergency Hospital he
was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital.
The boy, who was riding a bicycle,
ran into a truck of the Oregon Box
Manufacturing Company as the truck
was turning around a lumber wagon.
He fell to the street and Mr. Isekite
drove over him before he could stop his
machine. He brought the boy to the
BROWNSVILLE HOPS GQ0D
Picking to Begin September 1.
Grain Threshing Now On.
BROWNSVILLE. Or.. Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Hop-picking will begin here on
September 1, with the best crop that
has been raised for many years. There
has been no damage by lice and the
quality is fine.
There will be work for everybody on
account of the unusually large number
of hands required to care for the
grain and hay crops which were from
three to four weeks lsjte.
Grain 1b being threshed and is yield
ing abundantly. The quality is all that
could be desired. Oats are almost as
heavy as wheat.
RESIDENTS ASK FOR BELL
Warning Is Desired Where Salem
Albany Road Crosses Track.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 28. (Special.)
Thirty-six Linn County residents have
petitioned the Public Service Commis
sion, asking that a warning bell be
An Appealing Drama of the Land of
Deep Snows and of Deeper
"The Fathers of
A James Oliver Curwood Novel Fea
turing Robert rnKn axd waomi
In a Thrilling Railroad Tale.
Farewell Week of Albert Hay Ma
lotte on Our New $25,000 Wurlitzer
Hope Jones Unit Orchestra.
NOW PLAYIXQ AT THE T A T."
j She's the Greatest of All
And Only Two More
Days to See Her
Today and Tomorrow
"By Stork Delivery"
1 10c lOc 10c
In Her Greatest Play
One of the most wonderful stories
ever told in film. How the scan
dalous tongue of public opinion
blighted the fair name of an
innocent girl and put her in the
shadow of the death cell, and how
Love, with its magic power, con
quered over the crudest injustice
and cleared the path to future hap
piness is grippingly told in this big
Paramount picture. It's the drama
of the week and the one you should
see by all means.
TODAY AND TOMORROW
Marimba and Xylophone
Artist, in Classic and Pop
I., . ' V n
Tes. I know I
eloped with him.
but I left him on
the train when I
found out that
he was married.
I know I did
ordered placed on the Southern Pacific
where the tracks cross the Salem
This Is the first instance in which
Oregon citizens have availed themselves
of the law relating to such matters
by petitioning the Commission for relief.
Stage Line Increases Trips.
STON'K. Or.. Aug. 28. (Specials The
Milwaukle-Bakers bridge auto stage
has changed its schedule, making the
Logan Mercantile Store, one and one
half miles southeast of Baker's bridge,
its terminus, instead the bridge as
heretofore and making three trips daily
instead of two trips. High school stu
dents also will be . taken to school in
The tonsil strength of rolled mwifiMM
tl la 14.'K0 pounrta to tha qiare Inch.
of the Pacific"
The Musical Hit of the Week
Six Singers, Musicians and Hula Dancers
Let Other Things Go By and See Them
."The River of
One of the Most Delightful Plays Ever Thrown on
the Screen Love, Romance and Adventure Among
the Thousand Islands of River St. Lawrence
Also One of Those Rib-Racking, Rip-Snorting
Musty Suffer Comedies Don't Miss It
h loday and lomorrow