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18 TIIE MORNING OREGOXIAX, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1020
FIVE PERSONS HURT
NEW BILLS AT THE THEATERS
N UT ACCIDENTS
Car Demolished and Store
Front Knocked Out.
LITTLE GIRL IS INJURED
St. Johns Train Strikes Machine
Containing Party of Eight and
Throws It 'early 20 Feet.
Five persons, including one motor
cycle patrolman, were injured, an au
tomobile demolished, a motorcycle
damaged and the front of a butcher
shop knocked out as the result of a
series of traffic accidents yesterday
The most serious accident of the
day occurred at 4 o'clock when an au
tomobile driven by W. Gardner of 772
Grand avenue North, and containing
eight people, was struck by an in
bound St. Johns train at the inter- ,
section of Williams avenue and Shaver I
The street car caught the automo- I
bile near the left rear wheel, turned
It end for end and threw it a distance
cf about 20 feet into the front of a
butcher shop at the southwest corner
cf the intersection.
Girl In Hurt.
Miss Ilcne Davis, is. of 857 Ganten
fcein avenue, one of the occupants of
the automobile, received bruises and
possible internal injuries and was
taken to the limanuel hospital by the
Ambulance Service company. Gardner,
driver of the machine, also received
bruises and injuries to the head.
Occupants of the automobile at the
time included Mr. and Mrs. W. Gard
ner and their two children Harry and
Athea. and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis.
657 Gantenbein avenue, and their two
children Ilene and Berniee.
Gardner was driving east on Shaver
rtreet and turned to sro south on Wil
liams avenue at the time of the acci
dent. The police did not obtain the num
ber of the train which struck the au
tomobile or the names of the motor
man or conductors in charge.
i'atrolmuo 1m Injured.
It was while Motorcycle Patrolmen
Tully and Stiles were making a run
to the accident at Williams avenue
and Shaver street that Patrolman
Stiles collided with the ambulance of
the Ambulance Service company, like
wise enroute to the accident, at the
approacn to the Broadway bridge. The
patrolman received a badly injured
leg and made the remainder of the
trip to the scene of the accident iu the
ambulance. The motorcycle was dam
aged and was hauled back to tile po
lice station for repairs.
Witnesses of the accident in which
the auto was struck by a streetcar
said that the streetcar was going at a
high speed at the lime of the acci
dent and that it ran probably SO feet
following the impact. It was said tQ
have been probably a half block away
when the automobile started to make
the turn but came up so rapidly that
the driver failed to get his machine
tut of the way in time.
Miss Marguerlta Burns, 1191 Borth
wick street, received bruises and pos
sible internal injuries yesterday after
noon when she was struck by an au
tomobile driven by Miss Verna Stev
ens, 777 Johnson street, at Broadway
and Oak street. ,
tYoiuan 1m ArreMtd.
Following the accident. Miss
Stevens was placed under arrest by
Patrolman Stone and Captain Moore
on a charge of passing a street car
while discharging passengers. She
was allowed to go on her own recog
liizance and will have a hearing in
the municipal court today.
Patrolman Stone said that the acci
dent was due to the woman's driving
liast while the street car was dis
Miss Burns' leg as caught in one
f the wheels of the automobile and
another wheel passed over her chest.
BY LEONE CASS BAEH.
THE initial V. amidship Nellie V.
Nichols' name stands for versa
tility, or possibly vivacity. In one
of her new songs it stands for Vamp.
It's her opening song, done in a
wicked green clinging dress which
slithers around Nellie's plump fig
ure, while she waves a flock of green
ostrich plumes and sings of the par
ticular variety of vamp she is. A
philanthropical vamp, a holder of the
scales of justice, a worker of the
law of adjustment vampire is Nellie,
who warbles that she takes gifts and
money from her men victims and then
gives it all to their individual wives.
It creates a great laugh, the way the
sparkling Nichols sings it. Another
of her new Impersonations is an Ital
ian Bill Hart, who stabs his rival,
lassoes the heroine fejid gallops off on
a bucking pinto, all very realistically
told by Miss Nichols with a red scarf
bringing out the animation and color
in her face. She waj-e other things,
too, of course, but features the neck
scarf. She sings that "Dancing at the
Movie Pitcher Ball" a little better
than we've heard it before, and has
one perfectly, dandy Nellie Nichols
song which she dos capitally. It's a
hymn of "1 -should-worry" tn which
she sets out her indifference to the
threatened leave-taking of her "man."
"Just you wait," she warbles and
sings of the cellar to which he has
had the key" and which now will be
given to a new man she has in pros
pect. Other desira'iiC possessions she
enumerates to him. clothing each one
with a delightful Tll-get-even note
which is irresistibly funny and so
l uman the audience ri.rs. Miss Nich
ols is always interesting and most
generous in her offerings. She has
a radiant smile and her diction Is so I of a film foundry she rehearses with
EVERT act on the new bill at
the Hippodrome is of merit
and holds interest from beginning
to end. Two musicians, Coscia and
Verdi,' one of whom is a dead ringer
for King Alphonso of Spain, walk
away with popularity plaudits. One
of the twain plays a violin and his
partner pulls tunes out of a big cello.
Together they weave a spell of har
mony and collect applause." For an
encore they gave a very fine inter
pretation of "Dardanella." In be
tween selections they put pleasant
comedy and the cellist proves de
The terpsichore Four have an ex
cellent dancing act. Stone and Man
ning are the two clever men dancers
whose team action is perfect in time
and rhythm, and whose steps are new.
The girls In the specialty are the
two Kashner sisters, rapid - fire
dancers. The act is handsomely
staged and sustains constant sur
prises. One of the boys whistles de
lightfully, and all in the act sing
Tom Davies, a capital character
actor, sponsors a sketch which is a
domestic one-act farce called "Check
mate." A wife joins a union of house
wives and when her demands are not
met she declares a strike and walks
out. Her resourceful and hungry
husband sends for a strikebreaker
and when the wife drops in to laugh
she remains to create a riot. The
lines are clever, the situations amus
ing and the sketch is well enacted.
Lex Neal is a clever chap of comedy
attainments and Billie Stewart is a
Theda Bara type who dresses, nearly,
in a black satin skirt and shoulder
straps and vamps around. In front
ood that no matter where you sit,
you can know wha, the is singing or
saying. She has a very genuine gift
for comedy and her characterizations
are natural with no- resort to make
up or wigs or even change of costume.
A clever entertainer is Bert Hanlon,
who has a brilliant introductory bit
about not using tlia flag, or a mother
song, or a reference to the president
or the soldiers to .itt him "your kind
applause" and then proceeds to sing
a song which incorporates them all,
which bit of whimsicality naturally
sets every one laughing. We keep it
up while Bert goes on to chat about
things in general. His best bit is a
passionate declaration of loathing for
the meek and gentle olive, and as
verse succeeds ver.e the audience
waxes hysterical it's so utterly silly
Bert is' original in his eccentrici
ties and develops an intimacy in his
chat with various spectators which
adds to his popularity
You could call 15 mi I and Willie's
act "quite a spectacle," for the spec
tacle is a giant pair of nose-glasses,
balanced astride a pillar. Willie gets
in one circle and Emil in the other,
and the things they do! Hair-raising
acrobatics, posing and in one in
stance so cleverly balancing each
other that the huge specs make an
entire revolution with Willie and
Emil holding on only by the soles of
their feet. In the last excitement
they whirl in rapid revolution to an
accompaniment of applause.
Earl Cavanaugh is featured in a
melange of melody set to steps and
conversation called "Bast Night." in
which a hotel keeper, his wife, a
friend and his fiancee and the
fiancee's father each have spent the
preceding evening elsewhere than the
places they mention when they get
together. With this as an excuse for
the plot activities develop. A quartet
of cabaret girls is introduced to lend
atmosphere to the grill scene. Cava
naugh does some very really clever
odds and ends and a cutie girl, Anna
Francis. dances delightfully. Earl
Miller dances too. The climax has
a diverting moment when the
hotel man Cavanaugh is closing
up shop after the others and
his wife have left, the wife de
claring it is her "night out." The maid
comes in with the darlingest real
baby, and announces that it's her
"night out." The baby takes a bow,
surrounded by the company.
Jack Baxley is a good character
actor. Made up as an old man he
stops by a doorway to listen to a
melody played by .Lillian Porter. At
her invitation he comes in and they
talk of old songs and the modern
ones. The old man loves the old
ballads best and sings one. Then
the student, Neal, and results achieve
much laughter and applause.
One of the most interesting acts
in many bills is the opening number
in which a group of plain, ordinary
cats, sleek and well fed and pros
perous looking, go through a lot of
smart tricks alongside a flock ' of
rats gray, sleek rodents. The event
is a truly remarkable and sensational
exhibition of animal sagacity. The
act is offered by Swain, who puts
his pets through a myriad of feats
solely by petting them. The act evi
dences kindness and patience on the
part of Mr. Swain, the trainer, and
the animals frolic around happily.
A boxing match between two cats
provoked a riot of applause.
The photo feature is a big one.
Clara Kimball Young, who has a big
following, plays the role of Trilby
in George u Maurier's play of that
name. The story is faithful to the
text and preserves the interest exceedingly.
n! Here! As New As Your' Newspaper
She was taken to the police emer- 1 Lillian docs a modern one. So they
gency hospital by E. Millon of the chat and argue and reminisce and
Grant hotel, in Miss Stevens' machine, then the years fall off grandpa's
Afterwards she was sent to the St. shoulders and he steps out and jazzes
Vincent's hospital for an X-ray to his favorite "Ben Bolt." The act is
uetermine the extent of her injuries, interesting and diverting and the
Mi s. A. Sanblad, East Sixty-seventh I singing pleases,
street and Forty-second avenue, re- A former Baker player, Belva Mor
ceived bruises yesterday afternoon I rcl1- a clever young comedienne, plays
when she accidentally fell from a tne wife in a farce sketch called "A
truck driven by A. C. Lindholm. 6136 Touch in Time," in which the acting
Forty-first avenue, at the intersection or Oliver Smith as an inoffensive by
of East Twelfth and Clackamas slander is very funny. Mr. Smith
streets. She was siitinsr on a a i r 1 oa 1 1 s by invitation on a married worn
in the truck, which carried a uartv an friend and is dragged into a do
ARTISTS, cafe waiters and heiresses
'are presented in clever comedy
and amusing situations in the Lyric's
latest offering, "The Merry Whirl,"
which will be the attraction all this
week. Latest songs, including the
popular "Just Like a Gipsy," are
sung and the costumes worn by the
rosebud chorus are unusually pretty.
The plot of the comedy revolves
around the funmakers. Mike Dooley,
a spendthrift wine salesman, and Ike
Leshinski. billed this week as the
head butler of the artist prince,
played by Carlton Chase. In addi
tion to being a great persuader, Mike
is also a talented hypnotist, and as
soon as the ctrtain rises he influ
ences his old friend, Ike, to obey him.
Mimi, played by tjie prima donna,
Dorothy Kaymond, is cast as the wife
of Lord Byron, an English nobleman.
who is most anxious to rid himself
of her presence. Little Billie Bing
ham is in love with the price, as is
Mimi. Action of the comedy is fast
and furious and is featured by the
witty dialogue of Mike and Ike, who
take a hand in the settlement of all
and sundry love difficulties which
arise in the course of the play. Of
course, after everyone has chosen his
future wife from the number of pret
ty girls in the "Whirl." the play ends
with a surprising twist in the climax.
The musical numbers sung were:
"When We Went to Sunday School,"
by Billie Bingham', Clarence Wur
dig and chorus ;-"It's an Old-Fash-
ioned Garden," by Carlton Chase and
chorus: "Since I First Met You," Will
Rader and company; "The Old Folks
at Home," Dorothy Raymond, and
"Just Like a Gipsy," by Clarence
Wurdig and chorus.
Those who have important parts in
the cast this week are Ben F. Dillon,
Al Franks, Will Rader, Carlton Chase,
Dorothy Raymond. Billie Bingham,
Madeline Mathews and Clarence Wurdig.
Kalama Republicans to Meet.
of picnickers, and the machine sud
denly turned a corner throwing her
iut. aiie was taken to her home.
KALAMA, Wash., June 6. (Spe
cial.) The first meeting of the Ka-
mestic wrangle by his ears. He ex-1 lama Republican club will be held in
tricates himself after a spell of, the courthouse June 12. at which time
ART PRIZES ARE AWARDED
excitement and a climax arrives to
floor his smiling optimism.
The Werner and Amoros trio juggle
and one of the three plays the piano
nicely, another plays the violin and
one does an excellent imitation of
Frank Pearson Takes First Place Charlie Chaplin.
ia Eveninir Life Class.
Prizes offered each year by Judge CONVENTION . IS CLOSED
Charles H. Carey for the best work in
.painting and drawing classes from Sons of Xonvajr Elect Officers at
a . i . nt lug ccuuui ui rui iiauu ah as
sociation were awarded Saturday
The first prize of ?25 was won by
Frank Pearson, whose drawings in
the evening lite class under Harry
M. Wentz, were exceptionally good.
T. Kanamori, a second year student
of the morning class, won the sec
ond prize of J 13 and Florence An
tirews of Oregon City, first year stu
dent of the morning class, won third
pri.e, $10. Catherine Mackenzie, stu
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HOQUIAM. Wash., June 6 (Spe
cial.) The 17th annual convention of
the Sons of Norway was concluded
late last night. The delegates from
half a dozen states began visiting the
harbor before returning home. Many
seafaring masters attended the con
Election, of officers resulted as fol
lows: Captain N. M. Nelson, retired
of the morning class, received honor
School closed on May 28, but ex-
i Mont., vice-president; C. A. Stener-
1 son. contractor. Tacoma. secretary: L.
ocnuoi ciosea on Aiay z&. out ex- 1 ,, , , , . - . , - . ,
hibit work of the students is now on ' klnd; J.fLZ
l ii Mill, luciLiiaiiL, ii y i c i l , . , a..!,., 1.1
uret: Carl Adde, Portland, trustee.
officers will be elected and plans
started for the coming election. J. C.
Herbsman of Seattle, formerly head of
the public speaking department of the
University of Washington, will be
present and address the meeting.
display at the school galleries. In
few days this work will make room
for the annual summer exhibit.
PENN PLANS WELCOME
Local Club to Greet Shriners on
Delegates to the head lodge assembly
in Madison, Wis., in July, will be Arne
Richtad, Seattle; Peter Branstad, Ho
quiam; T. Hjelseth, San Francisco;
Chris Gjertsen, Portland. Alternate,
W. A. Winberg, Aberdeen.
Portland was selected as the next
Arrangements are being made by
the Pennsylvania club of Oregon to
have all Pennsylvania special Shrine
trains met on their arrival at the RiDcninz Slowed
uregon oounaary witn oiicrings or
fruit and flowers, together .with Ore-
... . , . I, .J"'"5 HOOD RIVER, Or, June 6 (Spe-
held yesterday at which there was a cia,.)Because of the long continued
tuiu w totut. 1 t.11 t -r u e ma j tut.
STRAWBERRY CROP LATE
by Cold May
Weather in Hood River.
to the comfort of the visitors.
Columbia strawberry crop has ripened
, . . . , , . ,., . I V.VllUllll. 1 d t. L " 1.
specia. snopp nK co...m.i.iee w1. u f slower than in normal years, and
provided for all Pennsylvania women,!.. , .
inept her with a general information I ' . . . - ... . ,
C " ". " h '.,, .i f,m;r 1"""i" r siting a car snipmem
Gabler (fine tone).. $215
Haines Co., mah. (good
value) , $267
Kranich & Bach (a
Ivers & Pond (like.
Weber Player (mah.) $650
Shriners, our tune and facilities are
yours convention week.
No Salesmen No Regrets
bureau and registry of all former
residents of that state . now living
tomorrow. The tardy harvest season
in Oregon so the Shriners with rel.- MJ" ' tnsVnt pickers. Officials
ivfia o .1 fr,onHu u.ill have jt t rmi. I t- " r
tives and friends will have no trou
ble in locating them
Their headquarters will be in the
new Mitchell, Lewis & Staver build
insr. at Broadway and Iilverett streets.
Information regarding ex-Pennsyl-
vnnians should be sent to P. A. Getz
.'', Uast. Yamhill street, jrabor-ZS
of the association, however, expect
that berries will ripen with a- rush
the first of next week, when addi
tional out of town help will be
The most of the strawberry pickers
this season, it is said, have arrived
'jr equcabi.r''VvpMl;vU)sr their camp
HAROLD SGI LB ERT
BSfT a.- YAMHILL ST. Lis-
Just Received iii a Special Purchase
Made by Our Buyer Now in the East
Men's New Suits
Good $60 and $65 Values
There is one thing that the man who shares in the MEIER &
FRANK clothing sales these days is going to get and that's
Our policy of featuring AT SPECIAL PRICES strictly new
clothes at this time when garments of a more ancient vintage
are being raucously exploited elsewhere seems to have caught
on at least with the men who buy the clothes.
Stimulated by the success which attended our first sale of
this kind announced in last Wednesday's papers we launch this
new sale today, confident that the absolute NEWNESS of the
garments, together with the exceptionally attractive price
quoted, will prove a source of satisfaction to everybody.
More Conservative Styles for Men
are featured in this group in contradistinction to our last sale, which
concerned itself mainly with young men's suits. -Of course, all clothes
tastes can be satisfied at MEIER & FRANK'S today and at a lesser ex
penditure than usual, but these suits for men are just the ticket for those
who eschew the more radical "knick-knacks" affected by the younger
The Sale Begins Today in the
Store for Men, Third Floor
The: QualitV Store of Portland
PTTOv, iixtv'MorrioivAiaer Sta.
Fabrics are finished and unfinished worsteds, cassimeres and cheviots
of high quality. Weights suitable for summer and all-the-year-round
wear. Lots of handsome patterns and colors.
These are the shape-retaining kind of suits that the forward-looking
man will choose.
Sizes for Men 36, to 46
Meier &. Frank's: The Store for Men, Third Floor.
Any Elevator or Escalator
Will Get You There in a Jiffy
EVENTS OF EXTRAORDINARY
Will Take Place at the Quality Store Today, as Announced
in Our Four-Page News in Each of Yesterday's Papers
The Annual June White Sale
OF WOMEN'S SILK, AMERICAN COTTON AND IMPORTED UNDERCLOTHES,
GIRLS' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERCLOTHES AND OTHER WHITE WEAR,
WOMEN'S CORSETS, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, ALL MANNER OF WHITE
Sale of Women's Suits, Coals,
Dresses, Skirts, Blouses
Sale of Haviland China
at 12 Price
June Sale of Entire Stocks
Sale of Discontinued
Factory Demonstration and
Special FREE Offer
'Universal Pipeless Furnaces
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Th& Quality' Store or- POrjLAND
Sale of 2500 Pairs Women's
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