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THE SUNDAY. OREGONIAK; PORTLAND, APRIL' 15, 1900.
BIG CHARITY BALL COMING
T Will, BK A BniLMAST SOCIAL
t of Varlona Committers Which
Will Inanre Its Sncdeaa Decora
Won, Refreshments and Dandnsr.
Thero Is already a buzz of excitement
over the big charity ball that Is planned
to take place Tuesday. April U. under the
auspices of Oregon Commandery, No. 1.
knights Templar. The various commit
tees -will be hard at work this week pre
paring for the hundreds of guosts that
are expected to grace the Armory with
their presence and help make the spec
tacle one of gayety and brilliant color.
The decorations promise to be of unusual
beauty. Mrs. Richard Koehler; who Is
chairman of this committee, has arranged
to have extra electric lights put in the
building, and as these will be In fanciful
designs they will contribute greatly to
ward making a glamorous fairy-like scene
of it. The lower hall, where refreshments
are to bo served, will bo banked with
palms. The five sldo parlors, each made
cosy and comfortable with open fire and
other pleasant appointments, will be In
use. Two large tables, 30 or feet long,
will be stretched across this lower en
trance hall, and from these, laden with
choice viands and Spring Dowers, refresh
ments will bo served from 10:30 to 1
o'clock. Mrs. Burns. Into whose able
hands has been consigned the care of re
freshments, will be assisted by a well
eelected committee, as will also Mrs.
Koehler. In charge of the decorations. A
bevy of nurses from the Good Samaritan
Hospital have kindly offered their services,
and these, fresh and charming In their
blue gingham dresses, dainty white caps
and aprons, will bo one of tho most at
tractive features of the evening. Their
presence is considered a particularly hap
py thought, since the proceeds of the ball
are to go to the hospital. Each table will
be In the bands of four ladles, assisted
by the hospital nurses. 3
Parsons orchestra. In the dancing hall,
and Professor 'Wlldcr's string quartet. In
the refreshment-room, will furnish music
throughout the entire evening. All these
services and other donations have been
generously contributed without charge.
The programmes are already out. These
are attractively finished in color, and con
tain a choice list of dances.
Following are the committees in charge
Executive Committee Sir C. V. Cooper,
chairman; Mrs. A. G. Barker, vice-chairman;
Mrs. Holt C. "Wilson, treasurer: Sir
S. H. Cawston. secretary: Mrs. Theodore
B. Wilcox. .Mrs. E. T. C. Stevens. Mrs. W.
J. Honeyman. Sir J. H. Lothrop, Sir G. IL
Hill. Sir J. W. Cook.
Reception Committee Hon. Georgo H.
Williams, chairman: Mr. Theodore B. Wil
cox. Hon. Sol Hlrsch, Mr. U B. Cox. Mr.
Wm. B. Wheelwright. General Charles F.
33eebe. Sir A. M. Knapp. Sir W. A. Clel
and, Sir A. A. Morrison. Mr. Cecil IL
. Bauer. Dr. Holt C. Wilson. Mr. Edward
Ehrman. Mr. Robert Livingstone. Mr. A.
L. Mills. Mr. James Laldlaw.
Floor Committee Sir John McCraken.
chairman: Sir Alexander H. Kerr. Sir
Xuis G. Clarke. Mr. Carl Spuhn. Mr. F.
M. Gllmore. Mr. James Mel. Wood. Mr.
K. Alex Bernstein. Mr. T. Scott Brooke.
Mr. Robert S. Howard. Jr.. Mr. Ben Soil
ing. Mr. J. Frank Watson. Mr. Julius L.
Meier. Mr. Rodney L Gllsan. Mr. W.'j.
Honeyman. Mr. Rudolph F. PraeL
IN TEE SEVERAL COURTS.
Judgment Astilnat Stockholders In
the Old Llnnton Smelter.
In the suit of John Kiernan. trustee,
against T. Patterson and J. C. Bayer; to
recover on account of losses of the Llnn
ton Refining & Smelting Works. Judge
'Cleland yesterday decided against the de
fendants. Kleman sued as trustee for 21
prominent citizens, who were stockhold
ers In the company, aud who obligated
themselves to the Bank of British Colum
bia to pay overdrafts for the purpose of
carrying on the business, and paid to
gether about J40.000. Only about hnlf of
them paid their full share, and most of
the others are not now good for the bal
ance of their portion. The business failed
end the property was sold. The obligators
first gave notes to guarantee 1100.000 over
drafts, but changed the plan before so
much money had been lost.
Mr. Patterson, one of the defendants,
based his defense principally upon the
ground that before all this obligation had
been Incurred, he served a notice upon the
bank that he would no longer be person
ally responsible, and he brought a suit to
recover from the bank his personal obli
gation. This case went to the Supreme
Court, where his complaint was dismissed.
Tho court was divided, however, and the
majority opinion expressed doubt as to its
correctness. Judge Cleland took occasion
to remark that he did not consider this
majority opinion of the Supreme Court
authority under these circumstances nor
binding on the Circuit Courts. He holds,
however, that the agreement between the
21 obligors was mutual and binding upon
all, and that Mr. Patterson's notification
to the bank did not release him from his
obligation to his co-sureties without spe
. clflc notice to each of them, which tho
court finds was not given.
Regarding the sale of tho personal prop
erty of tho corporation for $50. It was ad
mitted by the plalntHT.vnridJfound by tho
court to have been sold for a grossly Inad
equate price, and It is decreed that from
tho amounts to be collected from the de
fendants the reasonable value of this prop
erty shall be deducted. As there was no
evidence as to what that' .value really
was during the trial, the court will hold
the case open to hear evidence on that
point, unless the parties can agree upon
the amount. In all other respects the de
cree Is in favor of the plaintiff.
Tho decree against Bayer Is only for a
Tho will of William Henry Zimmerman
was filed for probate. The estate com
prises one-third interest in the estate of
his father, deceased, now in course of ad
ministration in Clackamas County, and
jrXOO life Insurance. To Mary A. Zimmer
man, a sister, is bequeathed the interest in
the father's estate, and JSOO; to lizzie
Krak. a slater, is devised $500. and Em
ma DruscheL a sister, $400. Aaron Zim
merman, George Zimmerman, Delia Zim
merman, Clara Hoff, Maggie Zimmerman
and Sarah Zimmerman receive 1 each.
Mar A. Zimmerman is named as ex
ecutrix without bonds.
Llllie A. James, guardian of George V.
James, was authorized to sell lots 2 and
8. block 12. Couch Addition. There Is con
siderable other property and some In
debtedness. Lora E. Skinner, guardian of Nellie B.
and Richard G. Stutesmnn. minors, -filed
a report and receipt showing full settle
ment with the former, who Is of age,
by the payment of SHU. The whole re
ceipts were S33GS, and the balance JM29.
It. D. McArdle. guardian of Catherine
Fort, Insane, filed his third report show
ing $1947 receipts and J9T.1 disbursements.
The latter Include a loan of JTW and 1100
guardian's feeo. Tho assets of tho estate J
amount to uw.
The suit of Cora E. Thomas against E.
B, Thomas on tho ground of infldility
was heard and taken under advlsrment.
In the. meantime the Court will read over
come depositions. The litigants were mar
ried at Seattle.
Isabella Mary Remington was granted a
divorce from Frank L. Remington on ac
count of desertion and permitted to re
sumo her maiden name, Purvis. They
were married Irf this city December 3, 1831.
ad sno testified that tho defendant
abandoned her wilfully and without cause
January 15, 1S9&
Nora Casey was divorced from James
Casey on the ground of cruel treatment
and desertion, and was awarded the pus
today of the minor children. The parties
were married in Ohio in 1X75. Mrs. Casey
testified that her husband Indulged In In
toxicating liquors to excess. In December,
1S92. he beat her without reason, and then
left her, returning at Intervals, on one of
which occasions he broke tho window i
and floors in the house, and abused, as
saulted and beat her. He repeated this,
she stated. In February last, and struck
her with a large' stone. A house and lot
at Riverside was decreed to be the sep
arate property of the plaintiff.
In tho suit of LlzrJe. Treber against
Adam Treber for support. Judge Cleland
yesterday rendered findings for the de
fendant, as It was not established that
he Is able to pay the money demanded.
Motion to Quash Denied.
Judge Frazer yesterday denied the mo
tion to quash the writ of review in the
suit of Mary H. Couch. Clementine F.
Lewis et aL against the City of Portland,
resisting the sale of plaintiffs' property
for delinquent assessments for the exten
sion of Fifteenth street, from Terminal
street to North Front street. A motion
to quash was heretofore denied, and City
Attorney Long and his assistant, Mr. Dun
lway, moved for a rehearing, and submit
ted the new question that the writ was
misdirected to City Auditor Gambell, who
.was only a ministerial officer of the city
and custodian of the- records as- clerk of
the Common Council, and that the Com
mon Council was In actual possession and
control of the records, and the writ should
have been directed to the council. It ap
pears that the Auditor, however, answered
the writ and 'sent the required copies of
the records Into court, and Jud&e Frazer
found that in any event the writ can be
amended or a supplemental writ issued,
and the court therefore held the matter
to be Immaterial, and overruled the mo
tion. Court Xotes.
John Schneider has filed a claim against
tne estate of Barbara Schneider, deceased,
Deputy United States District Attorney
Ed Mays will go up to Albany today to
conduct the examination before the United
States Commissioner of the timber land
swindler arrested there.
R. F. Bell has filed suit against W. E.
Grimes in the Stato Circuit Court to re
cover J4M on a note executed to H. A.
Hogue. and interest from October. 1S94.
Lots at Kinzel Park and Mount Tabor
Villa have been attached.
A transcript of appeal from tho Justice
Court has been filed In the suit of Will
lam La Force vs. A. LIppman to recover
$15 on a note executed In favor of J. A.
Commlskey. The plaintiff alleges that
when he presented the note to LIppman
he tore it up and he demanded $25 vindic
tive damages. La Force got Judgment in
the lower court for $15 and cos's, -and
tho defendant appealed.
Judge Frazer allowed the motion for a
new trial in the suit of N. A. Musgrove
against Samuel Colson. in which the plain
tiff obtained n verdict ngainst the de
fendant, amounting to $1500. Colson was
captain of ihe steamboat R. R. Thompson
during the flood of 1SSL Musgrove alleges
that Colson permitted tho steamer to be
run too close to the bank, causing huge
waves to wash over his (Colson's) land,
breaking down his fences' and causing
John F. Hopkins, of Sumpter, is regis
tered at the Perkins.
R. Balrd. of North Tamhlll, is regis
tered nt the Perkins.
L. K. Boiler, of Kansas City, Is reg
istered at the Portland.
1 A. Rhea, a Heppner stock dealer, is
registered at the Perkins.
F. D. Kuettner and wife, of Astoria, are
registered at the Imperial.
S. Case, a Seaside storekeeper. Is at
the St. Charles, with his wife.
Rev. P. C. Hetzler Is registered at the
Imperial from Son Francisco.
R. E. Storey and wife, of McMlnnville.
are registered at the Perkins.
J. A. McBride. of Shedd. Linn County,
Is registered at the St. Charlea.
J. A. Fcstabend, a contractor of Astoria,
and family are guests of the Imperial.
C H. Abernathy. a hopgrower of Cham
poeg. Is registered at the St. Charles.
Mrs. D. G. Albright and Miss Llhdy,
of Salem, are registered at the Portland.
Mrs. H. S. Stebblns' and Mrs. H. Mor
gan, of Seattle, aro guests of the Port
land. ' M'lss M. O. Wilkinson and Miss Ltnen
bcrger, of Astoria, are guests of the Im
perial. J. S. Copeland, a Lincoln County dairy
man. Is registered at the St- Charles from
D. R. Allen, D. W. Sheehan and Walter
G. Hayes, attorneys, and Walter Bur
leigh, Deputy County Clerk, of Wallowa
County, are In the city for a few days.
Captain George Pope. LCoyd's surveyor,
leaves this evening for Seattle to make
an inspection of several vessels now un
der construction and repair at that port.
L. L. Brook, of Creston. la.. Is at the
St- Charles, on his return homo from
Corvallls, where he has Just purchased
a fine farm. He will return In a few
weeks with his family and settle down
permanently In Benton County.
D. McAllen. of the drysoods firm of
McAUen & McDonnell, who has assumed
charge of the branch house at Astoria, la
in town spending Easter with his fam
ily. Mr. McAllen reports things lively
and prospects brighter than ever for As
toria, SAN FRANCISCO, April H. The follow
ing Portland people are registered at the
local hotels: W. H. Hammond, at the Lick
House, and D. A. Toung, at the Russ
WASHINGTON. April II. R. M. Castle,
of Senttle, is at the Arlington. Ex-Senator
Wilson expects to leave for home to
morrow. Senator Turner, of Washington,
returned to the city and was at the Sen
Railroad I Xotes.
J. O. Pattee. ex-superintendent of
motive power for the Great Northern,
has entered the service of the Missouri
Pacific at St. Louis as superintendent of
the locomotive and car department.
Commercial Agent Gorham. of the Rock
Island, has returned from Salt Lake.
He accompanied Assistant Traffic Man
ager Gowcr there in his special car on
the occasion of his recent visit to Port
land. The Northern Pacific recently ordered
a number of new tourist sleepers for its
North Coast Limited train. Ten of these
have been delivered to the "company.
These are "0 feet long, are mounted on
six-wheel trucks, and each contains is
The O. It- & N. has made recent changes
as follows: P. Grant, appointed road
master of the Third Oregon District at
La Grande, vice P. J. Nowlan, resigned.
Mr. Grant resigned a similar position at
Walla Walla, where J. S. Connors suc
ceeds him. He was transferred from
Umatilla, where William Anderson takes
An order for seven 12-wheel engines and
four consolidated engines has been placed
with the Cooke Locomotive & Machine
Company by the Oregon Short Line.
They wero specially designed by X F.
Dunn, the company's superintendent of
motive power. The locomotives of the
first-named class will weigh 200,000 pounds
each; those of the latter 195,000 pounds
Too bad about Jane Gllroy, isn't it?"
"What wai ltT I haven't heard."
'Spent five years qualifying for a trained
nurse and then married her'&rst patient."
Cleveland Plata Dealer.
TROUBLE IS IMMINENT
JOH.Y C LCCE OX STOCK IUXGB
He Saya Sheepmen Will Ran Amnclc
In Grant County This
"We-John Day stockmen expect to have
trouble this Summer with the sheepmen
of Morrow, Crook, Gilliam and Wasco
Counties." said John C. Luce, a cattle
raiser of John Day City at the Perkins
yesterday. "Those people persist in driv
ing their bands In on our mountain
ranges, along about June, and they do
not tako their stock away again until
November, when they have eaten us out.
Of course, the mountain ranges of Grant
County are still Government land, but
we who reside In Grant the year around
think we have the best moral right to
the grass, and we propose to maintain
that right, peaceably If we can, forcibly
If we must. Before the John Day coun
try was peopled with stockmen, the sheep
of the prairie counties on the west were
driven Into the Blue Mountains, for Sum
mer range, and there was no one to dis
pute them, but conditions have changed
and we have stock enough of our own
on the John Day to eat up all the grass.
&V-5 VAS")?10 - .:JNft5'lv-n'.,-'J4-
He There was one beautiful passage In Dr. Thirdiys service this morning.
She What was that?
lie Tho passage from the pulpit to the vestry.
without the assistance of outside sheep.
This year wo propose to wait on men
driving sheep In on our ranges, and warn
them to turn back. If the herders do
not heed the warning, they aro likely to
wake up some fine morning with their
flocks scattered to the four winds, and
many of their sheep shot to death in their
flight. This mode of procedure has been
followed before with good effect, and Is
likely to be put in practice this season
again. The stockmen of Heppner start
ed In to raise a fund of $300 to be offered
as a reward for the conviction of people
wantonly killing their sheep In the John
Day country, nnd we sent them word that
we could raise $3000 within two 'hours to
defend every man arrested. Besides this,
the accused would have to bo tried before
a Jury composed of Grant County'cltlzcns,
and so what are the Heppner people go
ing to do about ltT
Mr. Luce further says that a tract of
mountain land. 20 miles square, has been
selected In the Izee country, near the line
of Grant and Harney, for a cattle reserve,
nnd even Grant County sheep are to be
excluded from this, by the same means
as outside sheep nro to be kept from the
outlying pasture of the John Day. Tho
cattle men interested have agreed on thli
proposition, and are determined to stick
"Even our deeded and enclosed landi
have not been safe from transient stock
the past few years." Mr. Luce continued,
"and fences have been torn down at night,
to permit tho entrance of COCO or 7000 heae
of sheep in a band. By morning these
hordes of stock would have tramped out
what grass they did not eat, and the own
er of the land had no recourse. A small
stockman desiring to reserve a few acres
of pasture" for his milch cows, would be
eaten out In a few hours, and quite often
crops of hay and vegetables would be de
stroyed by the marauders. It Is no won
der we Grant County stockmen and farm
ers have organized to" protect ourselves
from these incursions, and we will here
after meet the trail sheep and the Sum
mer range sheep beforo they have begun
to turn our pastures Into dusty trails."
"Do you think leasing the lands from
the Government would help these matters
"I am opposed to leasing these lands
because I think the big stockmen would
thus obtain control of the whole county
and freeze us smaller fry out. CapltalbU
would fence In Immense tracts of Govern
ment lands, and our stock would thus b
excluded. I don't think the leasing o!
lands would solve the problem. If stock,
men will respect each other's rights and
not try to eat the grass ot others in order
to save their own, there will be no trou
ble." noualnsr Ratification Meeting;.
A rousing ratification meeting was held
last night In Hunter's Hall, under the
auspices of the Sunnyside Republican
Club. The hall waa filled to Its utmost
capacity, one-third of the audience being
made up of women. The hall bad been
handsomely decorated with the National
colors. R. F. Robinson, president of the
club and candidate for the office of Couh
ty School Superintendent, presided, and
In a few words welcomed the audience.
The Mount Tabor band gavo several se
lections at the opening. Professor Ed
ward Curtis, who was Professor Robin
son's competitor before the convention for
County School Superintendent, was intro
duced, and in a very graceful and hearty
manner pledged his hearty support to Pro
fessor Robinson and tho entire Republican
ticket. Remarks were made by Henry S.
Rowe. candidate for Mayor. It was somo
time before Mr. Rowe could addreaj the
audlenco for the hearty applause that
greeted him as he came forward. Then.
In a brief and clear manner. Mr. Rowo
outlined tho policy he expected to pursue,
which he said would be along strict, busi
ness lines. The reception Mr. Rowe had
at Sunnyside last night was highly grat
ifying to hs friends. Thomas C. Devlin.
S. C. Beach and Thomas Scott Brooke
also made ehort talks.
Wallaco McCamant made the main ad
dress of the evening. He spoke ery
highly of the entire Republican ticket, and
particularly commended the nomination ot
H. S. Rowe for Mayor. For a time Mr.
McCamant spoke la strong defease of
Russell E. Bewail, candidate for District
Attorney, L who, he said, had besn un
justly asealled. He declared that. In his
judgment, the office ofDlstrict Attorney,
under Mr. Sewall. had been honestly and
ably administered, and the efforts made
to blacken his character and that of his
deputies were wbrthy of tho severest con
demnation. Mr. McCamant also discussed
National questions, with his usual force.
Following the address of Mr. McCam
ant, J. T-. Gregg and others made re
marks. During tfit evening the Portland
University quartet greatly entertained the
audience. This quartet Is one of the best
in the city, and the local hits In thelt
songs last night were highly applauded.
Thus closed successfully the opening gun
of the campaign.
PEAS AND TOMATOES.
Extensive Acrenc In the Hood River
Hood River Glacier.
The Davidson Fruit Company has fur
nished about 73,000 tomato plants to farm
ers who are going into the business of
growing tomatoes for the cannery. These
plants have been taken out by farmers
and placed In cold frames In the fields,
where they will be set later on In the
season. P. F. Bradford has had super
vision of the 'growing of the plants In the
hotbed, and has also visited the arms
and given instructions about setting the
plants in cold frames. The hotbed for the
plants is heated by artificial heat. Til
ing is placed under a bed 80 feet long.
covered with glass, wltlua furnace at one
end, from which the heat and 'smoke
passes through the tiling and escapes at
the other end. Mr. Bradford has been
very successful with the hotbed, and fur
nished a nice lot of plants, which were
all taken out by last Friday. He will
have others coming on, and everybody
who wants plants can be supplied In an
other two weeks. The plants are fur
nished free. Farmers have engaged to
plant about 30 acres to tomatoes.
Tomatoes have been grown for market
In Hood River for 25 years or moro, but
with most of our farmers tho industry is
yet in the experimental stage. The ques
tion of fertilizers requires some study.
There is an old-fashioned idea that ma
nure is injurious rather than beneficial
to tomatoes. Ordinary barnyard manure
Is found to keep the plants growing vig
orously until late in the season, at the
expense of the production of early fruit.
This, it has been discovered. Is largely
due to the fact that tho nitrogen In the
manure is not available until it has been
converted Into nitric acid. It has been
found by experiments made at the New
Jersey experiment station for three years
that nitrate of soda, applied when tho
plants are set out. greatly increased their
growth early in the seasonand produced
a much larger jcrop of early ripe fruit
than cither barnyard manure, phosphates
or no manure at all.
Next s-ason. If 100 acres of peas can
be secured, the company will put .In ma
chinery to hull and can green peas. It
might be well for farmers to experiment
with peas this year, and not what profit
there would be In growing them for the
cannery. McLean's Advancer, an early
pea. Is sold to bo tho best and most
profitable for growing for the cannery
Farmers should keep a record of the date
of planting and the time the peas ma
DAILY CITY STATISTICS.
Real Estate Transfers.
M. C. Dammeler to C. H. Jones, 17
x50. lot 2. block 4. Buckman's Ad
dition: April 14 $ 1
F. E. Thayer. H. G. Piatt and O.
H. Durham et al. to Emma God
frey. 100x100. Salmon and King
streets: March 10 13,000
Ed E. Hardin and wife to Michael
McNuIty, undivided U lots 4, 5. 6.
block 3. Garden Park Addition;
February 6 i
Charles Schwegler and William
Schwegler to United States, SV.
Vl al NW. of section 20. T. l S.,
R. 6 E.; April 13 ...
South Portland Park Co. to M. M.
Spauldlng, 20 acres. Thomas Tlce
D. L. C.; October 2S, 1S93 CO
John Moller to Lillian E. Wlnchell,
lot IS. block 4. Eastland; April 14 1
Frank K. Lowe to W. R. Davis. S.
U feet of lot 23. Bodlcy's Addition;
December 15 ..... 5
W. R. Davis to Henry Watenmach
er, same; April 11 200
A. F. Washburn and wife to L. R.
Lewis, lot 17, block 1. Mabelvllle;
April 14 75
Margaret Moore et al. to Oregon
Telephone & Telegraph Co., right
of way deed, lands adjoining Van
couver road: April 10 ICO
The Hawthorne estate to John D.
Kennedy, lot IL block 7, Torkj
April 5 400
Sheriff for Madge Blunt to Charlea
J. Schnabel, lots 4. 5. 6, 13. 14. 15.
16. block 1. Chicago Center; April
Salomon Relss and wife to Jerry
Luxlch. lot 23. Bodleys Addition;
April 4 10
W. H. Saylor to M. Billings and L.
D. McArdle. S. H of lot 2. block 77,
Portland; April 13 20.0CO
Wilbur' Campbell, for dwelling on East
Bumslde, between East Twenty-fourth
and East Twenty-third streets, $1500.
April 12, F. J. Goretta, age 1 month.
Twenty-sixth and Powell streets; pneumonia-April
13. Emma E. Rhea, age 40 years,'
St. Vincent's Hospital; meningitis.
Grace Swank, age 44 years, Marquam
Hill: typhoid fever.
Joseph A. Hlrschberg. aged 24. and Ida
M. Richardson, aged 22; H. A. Deck. 24.
and Bertha Barendreck, 20; W. L. Mont
gomery, 37, and C B. John, 2L
'PAOLO AND FRANCESCA"
BLETOLXG OF POETIC SWEET5HS3
WITH DRAMATIS STREXGTH.
Proof That Genius Can Shake Oft the
Spelt et the Ellaabethana Eter
nal Italy; of Passion.
Stephen Phillips has answered In the of-
Urinative tho question, "Is living poetic
drama possible In English?" He has pro
duced in "Paolo and Franceses," which
has been published by John Lane, of Lon
don, a live poem and a live drama, a thing
of exquisite poetic form, yet tingling from
first to last with Intense dramatic life.
What Mr. Phillips has done is to prove
that genius can shake off the spell of the
Elizabethans, and. that a blank-verse play
Is not necessarily an imitative anach
ronism. Ho has chosen a theme of pure
passion, anfi has steeped it In an atmos
phere of puro poetry. Tour ordinary play
wright, even your ordinary poet, had he
had. the audacity to approach this peril
ous subject, would have given it a po
litical background, nailed it down to a
date, and Included (probably in a conver
sation between "1st Gentleman" and "2d
Gentleman") a luminous survey of tho
state of Italy In the 13th century. He
would have taken all possible pains to
Impress upon us that these things aid
actually happen; thereby awakening In us
the ever-present consciousness that they
assuredly did not happen in this way.
Not ro Mr. Phillips. Whether he has gone
deeply into tho history of his subject I
canrfot tell, says William Archer in the
Critic If he has, it was only to brush
the records aside and fall back upon his
Dante (with the simplest footnote) and
his imagination. He speaks from the Im
agination to the Imagination, and never
allows any other faculty to get In a word
cdgew'lse. He makes his swiftly moving
story Intensely real. Intensely credible. In
tensely beautiful and desirable to the im
agination. It seamed almost impossible
that any one should take "Paolo and
Francesca" out of the "bufera infernal che
mat non'resta" and bring them back to
earth again without vulgarizing them and
their fate. Mr. Phillips has achieved the
impossible, and In so doing has produced
a play that lives and breathes In every
line. Sardou could not have ordered the
action more skillfully. Tennyson could'
not have clothed the passion In words ot
purer loveliness. -
Mr. Phillips has Justly recognized that
here was no case for a tragedy of char
acter, but simply for a tragedy of fate.
There is only one character In tho play
one personage endowed with other and
subtler qualities than the sheer necessities
of the story demand. This Is a lady
named Lucrezla, a widowed cousin of
Malatestas. who regards with suppressed
but burning jealousy the Introduction of
the girl-bride lntq Giovanni's palace. She
Is skillfully employed at two points to
heighten the tragic effect; but she 13 not
of the essence of the theme. The essen
tial personages. Giovanni. Paolo and
Francesca, are creatures of elemental pas
sion, and naught besides Giovanni ten?
ble, Paolo and Francesca beautiful, all
three Infinitely pathetic In the shadow ot
their Impending doom. The play opens
with the arrival of Franceses, escorted by
Paolo, at the frowning castle of the Mala
testas, where the husband she has never
seen awaits her. Sho Is chilled from the
first by the gloomy hall and Its stern mas
ter: Paolo Tou are not end?
Franceses What la It to be rod!
Nothing hath grieved me yet bat ancient
Sea-pril. or some long-ago farewell.
Or the last sunset cry of wounded kings.
These lines are no mere purple patch of
Irrelevant beauty, but subtly foreshadow
tho part to be played by tho "ancient
woes" of Lancelot and Guinevere In shap
ing Francesco's own fate. It must ue
said that the Francesca of this act is
far younger than she with whom Danta
held converse. She is. Indeed, a mere
child; but her soul grows older with every
scene. Beforo the marriage takes place.
Paolo tells Giovanni that hq must leave
Rimini; but Giovanni, who loves him dear
ly, commands him to stay. Then Giovan
ni's oH blind nurse. Angela the Tlreslaj
or Cassandra of the tragedy comes to him
Olovannl Upon what K.n are those blind
erea ao fixed?
Angela A place of leaves: and ah! bow still
She slta alone amid great rosm.
Angela Who Is he that steals In upon yout
Angela And no souud In all the world!
Giovanni Ills facet That I may know him
when ws meet
Angela Ills face was dim: a twilight strug
I see two lying dead upon a faler
Slain suddenly, and in each other's anna.
Glmannl Are they these two that in the roses
One Is Inclined to think at first that
Mr. Phillips suffers his Cassandra to va
ticinate too much and too clearly that
only preternatural stupidity can now keep
Giovanni in the dark. But Mr. Phillips
understands perfectly the due proportions
of his scheme, which does not Involve
keeping 'Giovanni In the dark at all. In
the second act, when Paolo has taken his
courage In his hands and fled from Fran
cesca's very Innocence. Giovanni tells Lu
crezla of the Sibyl's warning, and she,
with the keen vision of Jealousy, interprets
it for him clearly enough. "As to a soul
new come," ho cries:
the murk of hell
Grows more accustomed, gradually light.
So I begin to see amid this gloom.
Let me explore the place and walk in.
Henceforward let no weman bear two sons.
Paolo, however. .Is gone; the danger
seems averted, and Giovanni bethinks him
that "there are drugs to charm the hearts
Paolo is Indeed gone; but at the first
halting-place he determines that he can
not live his life, but will return and end it:
Under some potloa gently will I die;
And they that find me dead shall lay mi
Beautiful as a sleeper at her feet.
To the shop of the drugseller. Pule!,
comes Giovanni, disguised and by night,
seeking a love philter. While he Is there.
Paolo also arrives, demanding some drug:
That can fetch down on us the eternal sleep, ,
Anticipating the slow mind of God.
Giovanni overhears him confessing, as
tho reason for wishing to die, his uncon
trollable Jove for his brother's wife, and,
after a- struggle, determines to let him
take his life:
He has gone out upon the only road.
And this la my relief! O dread relief!
Thcs only am I pure of brothera blood.
Almost a't the same moment Giovanni Is
urgently summoned away to put down a
rebellion in Pesaro.
But Paolo does not at once drink his po
tion. "Much is permitted to a man con
demned," he says,' and strays Into Fran
cesca's garden, hoping to sec her at her
lattice, or to hear her "make music upon
midnight with my name'." But Francesca
cannot sleep in her sultry room, and comes
out into the garden with a book In her
hand, her maid carrying a lamp. She bids
the maid set down the lamp and leave her
alono in an arbor of roses; and now ensues
the culminating, the classic scene a pas
sage which need In nowise shrink from
confrontation with Its great original, or
with anything of Its kind in literature. A
few lines may serve to give a far-off taste
of its penetrating lyrlo quality:
Paolo We two have to each other moved all
Franceses I moved not to you, Paoloi
Paolo But night
Guided you' on. and onward beckoned me.
What la that book you read? Mow fades tht
Star to the East; a mystlo breathing comes;
And all tho leaves once quivered, and were stilly,
Francesco It la tne first, the faint stir of
Paolo So sUll It la that we might almost
Tb sigh of all the sleeper m the world.
Francesca And all the rivers running to the
I shall not attempt to follow the fine
gradations of terror which in the "masterly
fourth act lead up to the catastrophe. As
Ingenious dramatically as It la beautifully
human Is Francesca's appeal to the moth
er Instinct In Lucrezla, who, after Incit
ing Giovanni to their destruction, turns
about and tries in vain to saves them.
Everything Is ordered with perfect beauty,
with a. classical parsimony of physical sen
sation; yet not the most blood-boltered ro
'mantlclst could attain a higher pitch of
horror, a more crushing sense of relentless
and Inexorable doom. Even if its diction
were commonplace, the mere carpentering
ot this act would proclaim Mr. Phillips a
born dramatist. That Its diction is any
thing but commonplace, let these few lines
from Paolo's last great speech suffice to
What can we fear, we two?
O God. Thou iMrt us. Thy creatures, bound
Together by that law. which holds the sta
in palpitating cosmlo" passion bright;
By which tha very sun enthralls the earth.
And all the waves of the earth taint to tht
Even by such attraction we two rush
Together through the everlasting years.
Still, still together, even when faints Thy sun.
And past our souls Thy stars like ashes rail;
How wilt Thou punish us who cannot port?
Were the poem bound down to time and
placp, Paolo's line about the sun enthrall
ing the earth would be as dire an anacrc
nism as Hector's quotation from Aristotle.
But the truth is that "Paolo and Fran
cesca" can no moro be fettered to 13th-century
Rimini than "Romeo and Juliet" to
14th-century Verona. Their scene is tha
eternal Italy of passion, their time the
dateless Spring of young desire.
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DAILY METEOROLOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. April 14. 8 r. M. Maximum
temperature. S3; minimum temperature. 43;
river reading at 11 A.'M.. 10.2 feet: change In
the last 24 hours, O.l foot; total precipitation.
8 P. M. to 8 P. M.. 0 OT Inch; total precipita
tion from Sept. 1. 1S09. 32.32 Inches; normal
precipitation from Sept. 1. 1S09. 39 90 inches;
deficiency. 7.SS Inches: total sunshine April
13, 1:04; possible sunshine April 13. 13:20.
An area ot high pressure Is central off the
North Pacific Coast. Tht. barometer Is low on
the east slopo of the Rocky Mountains. Tho
weather In the North Pacific States la clearinr.
a few small showers having occurred Saturday.
It Is cooler than usual east of the Cascades,
but to the west of them seasonable (tempera
tures prevail. Tha Indications are for fair
weather Sunday in all North Pacific States,
with severe frosts east of the Cascades, and
probably light frosts In exposed localities west
ot them. The late rains will cause tho rivers
to rise slowly for the next few days.
Forecasts made at Portland for the 23 hours
ending at midnight Sunday. April 14:
Western Oregon Fair, with froita In early
morning In" south portion; warmer during after
noon: northwest winds.
Eastern Oregon. Eastern Washington and
Northern Idaho Fair, with sharp frosta in
early morning; south to west winds.
Western Washington Fair; warmer during
afternoon: northwest winds.
Southern Idaho Fair, with sharp frosts in
early morning: westerly winds.
Portland and vicinity Fair and warmer;
north est winds.
EDWARD A. REALS. Forecast Official.
Oa Improved city and farm property.
R. LIVINGSTONE. 24 Stark at.
On Improved city property, at lowest rates.
Title Guarantee & Trust Co., 1 Chamber ot
JUST RECEIVED CARGO OF
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PACD7IC COAST CO..
Telephone 228. 349 Washington it.
HOMES OX INSTALLMENTS.
lVe will build honnes for purchns
enlnTlKon'a Addition, and the name
mar be paid for In eaay monthly In.
tallmenta, extending oyer a. term of
yearn Interest nt U per cent. Any
'one who pnys his rent promptly can,
under this arrangement, become his
own landlord, nnd in a. few years
own his own home.
THE TITLE GUA11AVTEE & TRCST
Co., T Chamber of Commerce
gronnd floor, Fourth-trct aide,
Auction & Commission Company
S, L N. OILMAN. Auctioneer
Special Auction Sale of Household
Furniture and Piano.
Wo ore instructed by Reverend R. W. Far
quhar to sejl by public auction at the resi
dence. NO. 371 MULTNOMAH ST.. be'tweea
UNION AVE. and THIRD ST. (two blocks
north ot Holladay.ave.). TOMORROW (MON
DAY) APRIL. IB, at 10 o'clock A. M-. the fino
furniture of residence. Including a VERY
HANDSOME AND ALMOST NEW KNABB
UPRIGHT PIANO, In latest style of mahogany
case and selected, for TONE AND QUAL
ITY: very handsome CABINET and desk. In
MAHOGANY, ot beautiful design: BRUSSELS
and ingrain carpets, ot pretty patterns: rugs;
lace curtains: French mantel clock; unique
Wakefield settee; divan and draper: pretty
odd chalra and mahogany parlor table; oak
bookcase; hanging lamps, for parlor and hall;
STAIR AND HALL CARPETS; 8-FOOT EX
TENSION table: dining chairs:, art squares;
linoleum; onyx table; music holder; bandsoina
tull-slza 11RASS and ENAMELED BED
STEADS; the best CURLED-HAIR and floss
mattresses; three-quarter Iron bedstead, com
plete, with mattresses and toilet crockery: li
brary table and chiffoniers. In oak; dressing
case. In oak; ROLL-TOP DESK. In oak; offlco
revolving chair: matting; bamboo book shelf;
couch In velour; washstands; odd bureau: air
tight stoves, and also kitchen treasure: No. 8
coojc stove, with water pipes; garden hose.
Also an ADJUSTABLE INVALID CHAIR.
N. B. The above-mentioned goods were re
cently purchased, and are as good as new. Sale
TOMORROW (MONDAY). APRIL 18. at resi
dence. NO. 371 MULTNOMAH STREET, at 10
A M. Take Woodlawn or Vancouver car al
most to door of residence.
S. L. N. OILMAN. Auctioneer.
Auction Sale of Household
We ore Instructed to sell by public auction
at 411 Washington st- on TUESDAY, APRIL
17. at 10 o'clock A. M.. a fine new CAR
RIAGE (surrey). to seated, with adjustable
top; a line of pretty rockers, in oak and ma'
1-ogany; Brussels carpets; SCO yards new, for
account ot whom it may concern; chiffonier:
steel range: desks: Pasteur filterer: center
tables- divan; household furniture, from 14TK
STREET, including PARLOR. DLVING-ROOM
and KITCHEN FURNITURE. Also SHOW
CASES, counters, cloth, shoes, notions.
N. B. Household furniture sale commences
at 10 A. M.
S. L. N. OILMAN. Auctioneer.
AUCTION SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FUR
NITURE from residence. We will sell by auc
tion sale on FRIDAY NEXT. APRIL 20. at
10 A M., a full lino of household furniture.
Sale Friday next. 10 A M.
S. L. N. OILMAN. Auctioneer.
LAND AT AUCTION
The east H of the S E. i section 23. town
ship 3 N.. range 4 W.. containing SO acres
(title perfect), situated In Washington County,
on county road to Nehalem. lj, miles from
Benton P. O. and schoolhouse. Will be sold
by public auction on SATURDAY NEXT.
APRIL 21. at 10 A. M.. at the Courthouse
door. Portland. -It will pay you to look this
matter up at once, and apply to Parrlsh Sc
Watklns for Information, or to the auctioneer,
S. L. N. OILMAN.
BY J. T. WILSON
At Salesrooms, 182 First Street, on
Tncudny, April IT, nt lO A. M-,
One English dog cart (pony) and harness
One strong.- heavy road buggy.
One two-seat Jump-seat phaeton: a set of
double harness; one set single harness; ridlnff
bridle: lady's side saddle; gent's English sad
dle, and other pieces.
The sale will take place on Yamhill, cor.
First. J. T. WILSON. Auctioneer.
At Salesrooms, 1S2 First Street, on
Wednesday, Aiiril 18, nt lO A. 31.,
Of household furniture; LADTS DIAMOND
RINO (H karat), etc. comprising cane-seat
and other rockers; extension tables and din
ing chairs; upholstered furniture; center
tables; couches: lace curtains; Brussels and
Ingrain carpet: large rugs; Hat-top office desk;
office desk, with pigeon holes; copying press;
two good engravings; fur rug; good bedroom
suits; springs and mattresses; oak folding bed.
with mirror; separate bedsteads: coal-ol! heat
er; cook stove: fall-leaf tables; kitchen treas
ure: chair; ftarden tools, etc.
ALSO thoroushbret COCKER SPANIEL
DOO; REMINGTON TYPEWRITER (Kood con
dition): child's trlrvcle (nearly new): ARM
STRONG'S KNIGliT TEMPLAR regalia, witb
The regalia and dcor will be sold at 10 o'clock.
J. T. WILSON. Auctioneer.
AUCTION SALE OF BOOKS
At Salesrooms, 3 SI. First Street, oa
Sntnrtlay, April 21, nt 10 A. M.,
Pcolt's Commentary. 5 vols.
Butler's Bible Work. 5 vols.
Encyclopedia Dictionary, 4 vols. (Hunter).
Imperial Dictionary. 4 vols.
Cyclopedia of English Literature. 2 vols.
Macmlllan's Magazine. 8 vols.
Lamartlne's Works, it vols.
Fenelon. Correllle nnd ether French writers.
Dante' Inferno. Illustrated.
Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated.
And over 200 volume of valuable books of
reference, travel and fiction.
Inspection Invited on the day before the sain.
J. T. WILSON. Auctioneer.
Tomorrow, Monday, April 16
At 2 p. M.
AT WOODLAWN (take Woodlawn or Van
couver cars), fine dairy cow. with calf; sow, la
farrow; tuo young pigs; a good horse, 10 years
old; wagon and harness; chickens; one aero
of early potatoes; cottage furniture; first-class
sewing machine; alr-tlght heaters: cook stoves,
etc.. of Mr. C McDonald, who Is leaving tor
Nebraska. Sale at 2 o'clock. Terms cosh.
GEO. BAKEIt & CO., Auctioneers.
ATTRACTIVE SPECIAL SALE
OX TUESDAY. APRII 17. AT 2 P. M.. AT
CENTIIAI AUCTION ROOMS, corner AM-T
ana rark tfls.. THE FIItST-CLASS AXMINS
TER CARPETS AND FURNITURE FttOil
PRIVATE RESIDENCE, comprising: Axmlns
ter double parlor carpets; Brussels hall and
etalr carpetti; line quality walnut parlor suit.
hair stuffed and covered In velour: handsomo
rattan rocker; center tables; mahogany musla
cabinet; fancy rockern, lth velour peats; at
tractive portieres; line lace curtains; Smyrna
rugs; handsome couch (made to order); AVhlto
hljrh-arm sewing machine; excellent quality
I'KEKCII WALaXUT BOOKCASE (ctrU $123);
oak dining suit sideboard. S-ft. oak extension
table; six chairs; magnificent brass bedstead;
large and costly dresser and commode, with
French plate mirror and Tennessee marble
tops; fine bedroom sets. In scyaraoro and ma
hogany, complete, with Turn Turn springs :
mattresses, etc.; leaf table, and other ef
fects. SALE TUESDAY NEXT. AT 2 P. IL
GEO. BAKER & CO., Auctioneers.
ON THURSDAY NEXT. APRIL 19. corner
Alder and Park sts.. bedroom sets; mantel
beds; extension tables; chairs; sideboard; cobbler-seat
rockers; odd dressers; china cup
board; laee curtains; portieres; couches; bed
lounges, and general household effects.
Sole at 10 A. II.
GEO. BAKER & CO., Auctioneers.
BY J. C. CURRIE
Having been favored with Instructions from
Mrs. II. Bennett, who Is leatlng for Califor
nia. I will sell the contents of her residence,
the same balng been removed to the New
Auction Room. 202 First st.. cor. Madison, for
convenience of sale, on THURSDAY. APRIL
10. at 10 A. M.. consisting In part of bedroom
sets. In black walnut and oak; handsome Im
perial folding bed. with French plate mirror;
mantel beds: plush bed lounge: couches; coo
bler and other rockers; extension and other
tables: Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine;
baby carriage; oil paintings and engravings:
clocks; silver and ehlnawore; lady's gold
watch; bedding: carpets: six-hole National
Acorn range, and other cooking and heating
stores, etc Be sure and attend this sale, aa
everything will go to the best bidders.
Terms cash. Oregon phone North 211.
JOHN CAMPBELL CURRIE. Auctioneer.
CASH. BALANCE ON EAST
terms, wtll buy a nice home on 22d
at., near Irving.
F. BRESKE. Sherlock bid.
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