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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. . MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1917.
INTO HEW SEASON
YOUNG PORTLAND VERSE-WRITER AND FICTIONIST WHO, AFTER
PRIZE-WINNING CAREER, SPENDS SUMMER WITH PARENTS
STEEL BAN END SEEN
ranges and heaters are to be
found here only in Portland.
Come in today and see these
modern, up-to-date stoves.
Sixth Floor, Fifth Street.
Beginning today and con
tinuing all week will be Baby
Week in our infants' shop.
Look to baby's needs now.
Second Floor, Sixth Street.
Japan's Position to Be Under
stood and Remedy Near.
Trie quality" Store oh Portland
New Bill Presented Is of Ex
ceeding Interest and Va
riety Is Its Keynote.
Two Pages in Each of the Sunday Papers
Were Required to Tell You Even in Part
AMERICAN GIVES OPINION
LADIES PET BABY LIONS
Sensational "ThriIIo"-Drama Fea
tures Lovely Countess, Dress Suit
Hero, Villain Organ Grinder
and 'Lovely Che-i-l-d.
BY LEOXE CASS BAER.
"With no fanfare of trumpets, no in
laid table in the lobby smothered with
congratulatory telegrams from all over
the theatrical -world, with no huge
floral horseshoes and horns o' plenty
blocking the entrance, and no 'rah 'rah
stuff whatsoever, the Orpheum
launched its umpty 'teenth season yes
terday with the matinee and is doing
nicely, thank you.
Launched is the word. too. Like some
great big boat taking the water easily
and surely, the new season glided from
her moorings with no ostentatious dis
play and is safely started on what
promises to be a highly successful sea
The new bill is of exceeding inter
est. Variety is its keynote. Georges
JIarcks plumbs the depths of thrills
when he totes two baby lions down
into the aisles for all the ladies and
gents to pat, and Charlie Howard, fol
lowing him in a nut-souse travesty,
plumbs the depths of laughter when he
begs his partner not to take him down
into the audience to be patted like the
Act Is Sensational.
The Marcks' act is sensational, with
three big old lions woven into a motion
picture with a "reel" plot and actors,
who appear later in the "real" drama.
The story is thrillodramatic, all about
en organ grinder's vengeance on a per
fectly nice clubman done up In a grand
dress suit, who arrives in the inevitable
nick of time to save the ch-e-i-ld.
There's a lovely countess for whom the
hero pines while he and the child are
skallyhootin' around in an African jun
gle, and as a little souvenir of his re
spect and esteem he sends the lovely
countess a trio of the orneriest. mean
est, biggest old kings of the Jungle he
nd the hunters could trap. The last
hundred feet of the film show us the
hero and the child gazing through the
iron fence into the countess" country
estate, where she keeps the lions in a
Then the curtain goes up and we see
the real flesh and blood hero, and the
child being admitted into the garden.
Right here the organ grinder gets busy,
liberates the lions and there's a very
pleasant time had by all for about 10
Abundant Thrills Provided.
Marcks is a master trainer and his
unique treatment of an animal act of
this sort provides abundant thrills.
You'll all like Miss Frankie Heath.
She's a vivacious, good looking, keenly
alert young woman, with the latest
edition in smart toggery and set off by
a big piano with a big man to play it
while she sings. She's billed as the
"g-irl of today," but that's wrong. She
is the girl of ten years ahead of the
same say the girl of 192". She's
ultra everything smart and attractive.
One song, with conversational side
lights about the various types of
women and the corsets they struggle
into, is a gem of fine subtle humor.
Another about the "girl who hates her
self" is pertinent of modern society
and delightfully human. A third is a
ballad of "Gratitude," which convulses
Charlie Howard, who pleads to not
be taken down in the audience like
Marck's cub lions, is a Niagara of joy.
He's a diminutive comedian, gifted in
pantomime and Charleychaplinesque as
to a souse reel. His act is centered
around the activities of an ice cream
emporium wherein he is the champeen
nut sundae fiend. His wife's efforts to
reform him afford merriment.
Margaret Taylor, as the wife, is a
beauty, and Frank Williamson as a
doctor, add to the fun.
Clever Flirtations Please.
Harry Norwood and Alpha Hall are
ft pair of delightful folk. Miss Hall
Is quaint and has a luscious voice. Her
demure demeanor is a splendid foil
for the alert, up-to-the-second dash of
Norwood, and their act, a sort of side
walk flirtation done up in rare cora
fdy and pet to music with dance steps,
is one of the best things on the bill.
"The Night Boat" is a clever turn,
a cc-medy in one act with a thousand
surprises. A flirtatious wife is pur
cued onto a. night boat by a trio of
r. wains, and the clever maneuvers to
extricate herself from each and to ex
plain to her husband, who is the skip
per of the boat, affords rich merri
ment. Dancing must be a gift in Colonel
Diamonds family, for he returns to us
with the lovliest young granddaughter
as his graceful dancing partner. They
open the bill with a series of steps
new and old which delight and inter
est. It's a December and rosy June
Man? and Snyder, two Hercules in
Tpsilanti atmosphere, close the bill
with a sensational exhibition in
ptrength. This new bill will run untij
AVednesday, when it closes with a
matinee on that day.
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MARY CAROITX DA VIES.
GIFTED GIRL HERE
Mary Carolyn Davies at Heart
VOLUME OF VERSE DONE
Positive Convincing Proof
It is all very well to make claims,
but can they be proven? We publish
the formula of Vinol to prove the state
ments we make about it.
RCod Liver and Beef Peptones,
Iron and Manganese "Pep
tonates. Iron and Ammonium
Citrate. Lime and Soda Glycero
Any doctor will tell you that the in
crredients of Vinol as published above,
combine the very elements needed to
s All weak, run - down, overworked
nervous men and women may prove
this at our expense.
There is nothing like Vinol to re
store strength and vitality to feeble
old people, delicate children and all per
sons who need more strength.
Try it. If you are not entirely satis
fied. we will return your money with
out question: that proves our fairness
and your protection. The Owl Drug
Co., Portland, and at the best drug
store in every town and city in the
Book Just Completed and Soon to Be
Published Is Only One of
Talented Young Writ
Living so quietly and pursuing her
work so unostentatiously that few
Portlanders are aware of her presence,
Mary Carolyn Davies. young and tal
ented writer of verse and fiction, has
been spending the Summer in Portland
with her parents. Her poems have been
published in all the leading magazines
of the United States and in the London
Bookman and the London Egoist.
This Summer Miss Davies has com
pleted her first book of verse, which
the Century Company has accepted for
publication. It will be issued soon. It
entitled, louth. Riding," and con
tains new poems by Miss Davies and
the best of all types from her pub
lished verse. The poems are as full of
life and the joy of living as is Miss
Davies herself. Here is one of them:
1Valt for me. Life! Don't so so fast!
There is so much I want to see!
Look. Life, we passed
Another little child like me.
Why must we always hurry so?
1 want to stop and say, Hollo."
Miss Davies has been in New Tork
for four years, where she has studied
verse under Arthur Guiterman and
"broken into" the best magazines of
Although Miss Davies was born in
Sprague, Wash., she likes to think of
herself as an Oregonian, for she came to
Portland when she was 12, attended
the Washington High School and really
got her "start" here. Her first poem
was published in Portland while she
was still in high school. She was at
that time editor of the Washington
High School's monthly school paper,
the "Lens." In the "Quiller" Society,
where the " young people gathered to
"scribble." she started to write stories
and her first story was published in the
Youth's Companion in 1911.
Miss Davies prefers to be known as
a writer of verse. "I write stories only
to keep from starving," she says. She
likes to write children's verse better
than any other, "because it is so
chuckly." Her child poems are dear
and whimsical and some day she is
going to publish a book of them. Some
of her'child verse has been set to music
by an Knglish composer, Kathleen
Foley. "The Selfish Sea." which fol
lows, is the last one of the set:
The SelflKh Sea.
The sea is very, very wide.
It takes up all the room outside.
And when I stand beside the sea
It comes right up and pushes me!
Another one, which the children all
A rabbit works its ears and tries
To watch you with its rabbit eyes:
Its saucy little tail It flounces.
And when It hits the ground, it bounces.
After finishing high school. Miss
Davies taught school for a year in
Eastern Oregon and then went to
Berkeley, where she paid all her col
lege expenses herself by selling her
verse and doing other work. She stud
ied verse in Berkeley under Leonard
Bacon. She would have returned to
Berkeley the next year, she says, had
she not won two prizes, whtch enabled
her to go to New York. One was the
Emily Cook prize for poetry, which is
given in five colleges in the United
States; the other was offered by the
Bohemian Club, of San Francisco. Miss
Davies was the first woman to receive
this prize. The Woman's Press Club,
of Portland, also helped Miss Davies
with a scholarship, and she feels that
their kindness gave her the real "start"
she needed in New York.
Miss Daviea has a "studio" here which
is vastly different from her "basement
studio with barred windows" in New
York, to which she will return soon.
This one. where she has written nearly
every day since she came here last
June, is out under the trees. Miss
Davis sits cross-legged on a pillow
and "composes" on a typewriter set up
before her on an apple box. At her
right is a piano box with shelves, where
all her poems, stories and letters are
filed. At night the typewriter is shoved
into its place in the piano box, the lid
fastened and all is safe.
Miss Davies' poems have been pub
lished in the Atlantic Monthly. Cen
tury, Harper's Monthly, Poetry, Poetry
Review, Life, Judge, Puck, St. Nicholas,
Youth's Companion, Pictorial Review,
Ladies' Home Journal. Woman's Home
Companion, Good Housekeeping, and
many magazines numbering over a hun
dred in all. But she is very unassum
ing. One learns very gradually of
what she has done.
A set of verses about New York,
which Miss Davies has written re
cently, is considered very good. One
of them is:
A New York Graveyard.
Ttows of men and women
Democratically crowded together.
As if this were some subway
Where they relax for a moment
And close their eyes, wearily,
(Listening always for the name of their
Where they, rest, shoulder to unknown
Before pushing out into tha light and air
To buy and sell
MUSICAL COMEDY STAYS
KOLB AND DILL REMAIN OVER FOR
Justus L. Mart, Manager for Hong
kong Company, Tells Japan Amer
ica Is Due to Make Soma Mis
takes as New Entrant in War.
TOKIO, Sept. 20. Expressing hopeful
views regarding the recent United
States embargo on steel shipments.
Justus L. Marr, manager of Thomas W.
Simmons & Co. in Hongkong, says that
the best measure to be taken by the
Japanese merchants concerned is
quietly to approach the United States
authorities and explain to them fully
the most embarrassed condition into
which many persons in Japan will be
thrown by the American ban.
Entering into this great war. as it
did, it is impossible to expect that every
step taken by the United States will be
perfect. There may be some laws
which may require amendment, or per
haps entire withdrawal. But this can
not be avoided altogether at this very
extraordinary Juncture of this great
war. There is much room for the mer
chants here for further negotiations
with the United States officials.
Moreover this embargo has nothing
to do with steel shipments, for which
orders have been placed with the steel
mills in the United States by the au
thorities here. Considering the inti
mate friendship between the United
States and Japan, both of which are
now fighting against a common enemy,
it is quite reasonable to expect that the
authorities in Washington favorably
will consider such a request. While
it is desirable for the merchants to
urge their government in Tokio to take
every conceivable step, they are wise to
wait for a little while until they hear
some further news from America.
Mr. Marr is a passenger on the China
Mail liner China which reached Yoko
hama from San Francisco Sunday
morning. For several years Mr. Marr
was the manager of Dodwell & Co., in
San Francisco. His firm trades in steel.
He is on his way to Hongkong, where
he will assume his duty as manager of
his new firm.
After a calm trip across the Pacific.
the China, commanded by Captain R. O.
Demarest, reached Yokohama from San
Francisco late Saturday night. After
usual quarantine she came in the port
and docked at the New Customs Quay
No. 3 early Sunday morning. She
brought 46 saloon. 25 first-class and 200
second-class passengers. besides a
cargo of 2100 tons of general American
merchandise. Ninety-two sacks of
American mail also reached Yokohama.
Purser C. P. James blamed the bel
ligerency of the United States for his
small list of passengers.
H. W. Webber. American Vice-Consul
in Canton, is aboard the' ship, returning
to China after spending some time at
home on leave of absence.
L. C. Arlington, an American who
has been in the Chinese government
postal service for nearly 40 years, is
also a passenger on the ship bound for
Shanghai. He has been at home on
F. Sun, a son of Dr. Sun Yatsen. one
of China's foremost revolutionists, is
returning home. Yotrhg Sun has been
studying in the United States. He is
going to enter Into business as his
father is doing now.
Other passengers included Captain
James Lamperes, a retired army of
ficer, who is returning home to join
the army after having lived in America
for 14 years. He said that many Greeks
In the United States are now being
mobilized. Dong Toy, a director of the
China Mail, is on the ship. S. Shandel
man, a Russian government official,
and his family reached Yokohama on
their way to Petrograd. Mr. Shandel
man has been buying medical instru
ments for the Russian Red Cross.
gThe Good Things for Today a
nere s more Kjooa lvews jor monaay onuppers
TOBACCO FUND SWELLED
Correspondent at Hood River Col
lected $5 for Soldier's Comfort.
A contribution of $5 was added to
The Oregonian tobacco fund for the
soldiers yesterday with the receipt of
The products of our Day
light Bakery are made and
baked in full view of our cus
tomers and sold direct from
our sanitary ovens, thus insur
ing the utmost cleanliness
throughout. Come and see the
bread, cakes, pies and pastries
being baked by our master
Our large loaf of home
made and whole-wheat bread
is more economical than the
smaller ones, as it keeps
moist longer, tastes better
and toasts better loaf, 15c.
Rye, Bohemian, French and
poppy seed twist, 10c; gluten
Almond-filled coffee cakes
and tea rings, 40c, 30c and 10c.
Pies Homemade mince, 35c;
cream and fruit, SOc.
Cakes Gold, 60c; devil's
food, 50c; spice cake, 50c; an
gel food, 40c; nut loaf, 20c.
Old English fruit cake, lb.,
50c; pound cake, lb., 50c.
Afternoon tea cakes, lb., 60c
Mocha pastry and fruit tarts,
Ninth Floor, Fifth Street.
Men! All Wool
MAY BE SCARCE.
BUT NOT here:
We have a large and com
plete stock of men's strictly
ALL-WOOL suits at this
most moderate figure ?15.
And, what's more, they are
in all the shades and patterns
that are to be worn this Fall
The ' styles are two and
three-button sack coats, box
and medium fitting backs.
The materials are finished
and unfinished worsteds, blue
and brown cheviots, tweeds,
cassimeres and blue serges.
As to size, we have one to
fit every man, whether long,
short, stout, slim, regular or
extra. Come in today and
give these your critical in
spection. Remember, ALL
WOOL, and only $15.
We Have a Fine Assortment of
Boys nothing beats a good mackinaw.
Winter and cold days will soon be here.
You will want something to wear in place
of an overcoat and a mackinaw fills that
very want and at the same time is much
more handy for strenuous pastimes.
We have a complete line of beautiful new
mackinaws in plaid patterns, red, green, brown,
tan and blue. Three-piece belt, large patch pock
ets and large shawl collars. All sizes from 4 to
20 years and moderately
PRICED $5, .$0.50, 10
Boys' Clothing Shop. Third Floor.
Men's Clothing Shop, Third Floor.
Come in today and hear the
new Victor records for Octo
ber. We shall be glad to play
them for you. Here's a few
good ones: "The Ragtime Vol
unteers Are Off to War";
"Southern Gals"; "Good-bye,
Broadway Hello, Fran ce"
(one-step); "Rolling in His
Little Rolling Chair" (one
step) ; "The Last Rose of Sum
mer" (Galli Curci); "The Star
Spangled Banner" (Louise
Homer); "Laddie Boy," "Over
There" (Nora Bayes), etc.
Phonograph Shop. Sixth Floor.
a check from Hood River, where the
news correspondent for The Oregonian
in that territory collected the "two
bit" pieces as they were turned in dur
ing a run of the day's perambulations
in the pursuit of news.
'I was really surprisea at the popu
larity of this movement," the corre
spondent wrote, "I did not make a con
certed campaign, but the blanks for a
25-cent subscription were filled in from
among the people I met in the course
of getting news."
between here and Waldport, had a nar
row escape from losing his life Fri
day, when his car was caught in the
surf near Seal Rocks. The car ran
into quicksand. where the motor
stalled and was totally wrecked by
the heavy surf. llr. Evans saved the
mail and other parcels in the car.
Platinum Deposits Investigated.
OQTD H1I.U Or.. Sept. an. (Special.')
H. G. Ferguson, of the United States
Geological Survey, has arrived iu Gold
Hill to investigate the deposits of plat
inum in this district. Platinum is
found in all the placer gravel deposits
in this region, and there is little doubt
that from the early days of placer min
ing in Southern Oreiron more values
in platinum went through the sluic
boxes than were ever taken out in gold.
Read The Oreironian classified ads.
Auto Stage Cuught in Surf.
NEWPORT, Or., Sept. 30. (Special.)
Leslie Evans, driver of the auto stage
Interest In "The High Cost of Lov
ing" Sufficient to Bring Good
Hoaie in Second Week.
It isn't often that a musical comedy
these days stays longer than a week
Portland, but Kolb and Dill in "The
High Cost of Loving" opened their
second week in Portland, playing at
the Eleventh-Street Theater last night.
They wjll play another engagement
tonight, the two extra performances
having been decided on as a result of
the popularity of the offering, which
was at the Heilig Theater all last
week. The good-sized crowd at the
Eleventh-Street Theater last night at
tested to the sustained popularity of
"The High Cost of Loving" is not ex
actly a musical comedy, but it. is a
comedy with music. It boasts of one
specially qualified chorus and several
really good voices. Kolb and Dill, as
tho comedy team, have a modern idea
for their situations to revolve around
and make the most of it. Frank
Darien. well known on the Coast, has
a character role which he essays with
remarkable merit, and Miss Lucile
Chaifant has an unostentatious but not
easily forgettable role in which she
reveals a voice of rare quality and at
tainment. That the chorus is one of quality is
proved in one -act of the play, when
each member has a particular diversion
The play is well dressed and full of
Some Important Facts About
The Three Ground Grippcr Factories are located at Grippertown,
Mass., and make nothing but Ground Gripper Shoes. Our sell
ing expenses are cut far below the regular shoe dealer's, owing
to the fact that we handle nothing but this one line, and they
are never sold on sale, and also that we make no charges or
These Shoes are made from the best of leathers, but sold
from a dollar to two dollars below other high-grade shoes.
Aside from the above facts, the Ground Gripper Shoes will
correct your foot troubles and give you the greatest of comfort.
Carried in all leathers for men, women and children and
ONLY at the
Ground Gripper Shoe Store
381 Vt Washington Street.
They must be marked on sole.
ILWAC0 SCHOOL OPENS
Enrollment Expected to Show In
crease .Over Tli at of Last Year.
1LWACO, Wash., Sept. 30. (Special.)
The Ilwaco public school will open
tomorrow with 14 teachers and approxi
mately 400 pupils. This is a substan
tial increase over the number of pupils
enrolled last year. An extra teacher
has been engaged in the High School,
and it is the Intention of Professor
Olsan to broaden the curriculum and
perfect the High School organization.
The opening- of school was deferred one
month this year to permit the pupils
to assist in harvesting the cranberry
The cranberry crop this year matured
later than usual and, with the children
in school, there is a dearth of pickers.
Kcad The Oregonian classified ads.
You cannot buy gas
mantles by tbeir looks.
Buy them by .name:
Upright or Inverted
Best" for. Light- Strength- Economy
REFLEX' brand. 18: two for 35
The Necessity of a
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eye-testing instruments in the world. With it we can read your eyes
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Q The alarming increase yearly noted in the number of school chil
dren suffering with eye strain is proof enough that parents should
look carefully into the condition of their child's eyes.
The New York "World, commenting editorially upon the estimate
of the school committee that in New York City alone 186,000 children
had defective eyesight, said:
"All the more reason why steps should be taken to remedy this physi
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