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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (June 14, 1903)
THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAy, PORTLAND, JUNE 14; 1903.
NOT FOR JUNKETS
aid, of St. Louis; known the country over
as a shrewd confidence woman, and car
NEW THEATER FINISHED
The house contains 1 loges, arranged
on both sides and rear of the main floor.
"Yesterday the draperies were hung, and
carpets laid In these .enclosures, and. they
present a very dressy appearance: The
loges will afford seating accommodatons
for about SO persons. The boxes, which
are preferred by some theater-goers, are
eight in number. The fronts have been
finished la two shades of terra cotta,
with gilt edgings to the relief work. Like
the loges, they have been curtained with
heavy draperies of crimson ' shades, and
are comfortable and commodious.
The body of the house on the main floor
contains seats for about 700 persons, and
the aisles are so arranged that easy ac
cess may be had- to any seat. The bal
cony "has chairs for about SCO more per
sons, and the system of' ventilation Is so
perfectly arranged that no possible com
plaint can be made on this score. A
large grating, nine feet- square, in the
dome of the celling will carry oft most
rying half a dozen aliases; such is the rec
ord of Mary Shields, the clever woman
who was .arrested several days ago,
charged with shoplifting from the store
of Olds, Wortman & King.
Chief Hunt yesterday received a letter
from Martin Klely. Chief of Police of St.
Louis, Mo., which set forth the woman's
record, in the East. "When last seen in
St. Louis, she w.as in company with Mary
Dunn, an ex-convlct with a long string
of false names: Thomas Holden. a thief
and pickpocket, and Fred Anderson, a
well-known confidence man. The Dunn
woman was arrested at the time, but no
charge was placed against Mary Shields.
"She is known as a shoplifter and thief.
It may be that more information can be
obtained from the Chicago police,'? con
cludes Chief Klely.
Mary Shields, who seems so well known
EMPIRE A " VAUDEVILLE HOUSE
PERFECT Ef ITS DETAILS.
State Lewis and Clark Com
mission on Record.
Provision for Stasias Any Play
Coolness, Comfort ana Freafe
Air Chief Considerations.
HARRY'S PLAN TURNED DOWN
Bit by bit all through tho week Just
past" the decorators at the Empire Thea
ter, at tho corner of Twelfth and Mor
rison streets, have converted tho Interior
of the house from a scene of chaos Into
a triumph of the decorative art.
"At tho prices which we shall charge
for admission." said George L. Baker,
His Merlon to Sen Special Commis
sion to St. I,ohI. to Prepare or
Oresoa. Exhibit Gets Only
,-. Oae Tote,
to the St. Louis'" and Chicago detectives, I
The state commission for the Lewis
and Clark Fair yesterday decided against
a proposal to send a special committee
to St. Louis to Investigate fair conditions
and recommend the plan that ahould be
adopted In preparing the Oregon exhibit.
Inferentlally the. commission also -went on
record against the Immediate employment
of a superintendent of the exhibit, for a
proposition to secure the services of such
an official was opposed In the commis
sion's meetlng'.and the suggestion was not
Commissioners Albert and Flanders are
to make a trip to the Eastern cities with
in a few days and both will visit St.
Louis. A week ago the two men were
authorized to represent the commission at
St. Louis and to report In full whatever
the State of Oregon might expect In the
way of favors, and what could be done by
this state in completing an exhibit for the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. These
commissioners will not be paia for their
services and the commission decided yes
terday that their inspection and investi
gation, coupled with the correspondence
of the secretary, would provide sufficient
data for the commission.
The proposal for an Investigation at
St. Louis came from Commissioner G. T.
Harry. He- offered a resolution empower
ing the president of the commission to
name a special committee to accompany
him to the exposition at St. Louis, and
followed up this proposal with a speech
wherein he declared that the committees
of the commission did not understand
what was expected of them and the com
mission itself was in the dark regarding
the scope of its work. Commissioner Harry
Insisted that the business-like method was
to send a committee to St. Louis to in
vestigate and ascertain what other states
would do; the space that could be secured
for Oregon, and the best methods of In
stalling an Oregon exhibit.
Harrj-'a Resolution Opposed.
The Harry resolution was opposed by
the commissioners present. Commissioner
Thomaa insisted, that the exposition build
ings were In course of erection and ar
rangements for the installation of ex
hibits incomplete. He held that corre
spondence would show as thoroughly as a
personal visit what could 3e accomplished.
Commissioner Albert held that the visit
he and Commissioner Flanders would pay
to St. Louis would result in giving the
commission the Information that was
sought. He believed that tracings of
building plans could be obtained and the
commission would understand what space
might bo alloted to Oregon without send
ing a special commission to leam. '
The resolution was opposed by other
commissioners, practically the same
ground being covered by each. Then Com
missioner Harry Insisted that his plan was
business-like in the extreme and In the
course of a plea for "business methods"
he attacked the Oregon spirit of pro
gresslveness. He held that California
and other "Western States would do busi
ness on business-like methods and par
ticularly with relation to expositions
would get to work Immediately.
Commissioner Richard Scott did not like
the reference by Mr. Harry to the Oregon
spirit and he did not keep the state of his
feelings to himself. He retorted that
Oregon has carried off more medals than
any other state at the National exposi
tions where this state has shown its
products, and, referring particularly to
California, called Mr. Harry's attention to
the fact that Oregon defeated California
In the fruit exhibit at the Pan-American
Mr. "Williams wanted Mr. Harry to with
draw his resolution, but the latter, with
the statement that he wanted the com
mission to remember his early effort along
this line, refused to do so. Commissioner
Harry voted alone in favor of the resolu
tion. Distribution of Funds.
The state commission yesterday ap
proved the following distribution of funds
in connection with the St. Louis exhibit:
Salaries and expenses, .$7500; press and
publicity, $5000: freight and transportation.
$10,000: minerals and mining exhibit, $4000;
agriculture and livestock. $4000; fisheries
$2500; manufactures, $2500: fine arts, $500;
education and history. $2500; forestry. Ir
rigation and water supply, $2300. It was
also decided that no salaries should be
paid attaches In charge of exhibits or the
work of collecting them In excess of $100
George Good all was elected assistant
secretary. Mr. Goodall is expected to
perform the duties of stenographer and
bookkeeper for the commission.
WOMAN WITH A RECORD
Police Obtain Information Regard
ing: Mary Shields.
A relative of ex-Pollce Captain McDon-.
INTERIOR VIEW OF THE EMPIRE THEATER.
formed the acquaintance of the Portland
sleuths through taking a hat from the
store of Olds, Wortman & King. She was
caught by Superintendent Hyland. and In
the Municipal Court confessed her guilt.
However, she did not know that the con
1 fesslon would bring her before the Cir
I cult Court, for-she was hot acquainted
wun uie statutes or Oregon. She thought
that a few days' imprisonment would be
the manager, "wo do not think that the
public should expect a palace, but wo
will have a theater specially constructed
for the production of vaudeville and sec
ond to none in the Northwest. "Wo could
possibly have spent more money and ;
made the interior a little more ornate, '
but this Is a detail. In everything that
goes to make a theater, ventilation, com
fort, coolness, ease of entrance and exit.
of the air, and six large fans have been
placed at vantage points through the
building, so as to keep a constant current
In motion, and pans of Ice set In front
of the fans Insure the current being cooL
As .an additional measure for keeping
tne theater cool In any kind of weather,
sprinkling pipes have been arranged on
the roof of the building, so that on hot
days It can be wet down several times
MANAGER GEORGE I. BAKER "WATCHES THE CROWD AT THE BOX OFFICE.
her punishment. Instead, she was ar
raigned before Judge Cleland In the Cir
cuit Court yesterday, with a possible term
In the penitentiary' staring her In the
face. She was allowed until Monday to
Mary Shields' Is -regarded by the Port
land detectives as one of the most clever
female- croaks who ever, visited the city.
MURINE EYE REMEDY.
A home-cure for Eye troubles. Never falls
to win friends. Used for Infant and adult.
'Murine don't smart. Soothes Eye-pain.
stage capacity and light, we have done
admirably. The house Is perfectly ar
ranged from a theatrical standpoint, and,
if business warrants It, we can line It
with gold and precious stones later on."
The general color scheme of 'the new
theater Is red. The upholstery of the
boxes and loges is turkey red. The car
pets are red, and the draperies, richly
brocaded' In harmonious colors, are main
ly of a crimson shade. "Upon the cupolas
of the boxes red globe lamps -have been
arranged, and the general effect is most
pleasing to the human eye, although it
might possibly enrage tho bovine race.
during the afternoon and early evening.
This will prevent the walls becoming heat
ed and will keep. the interior refreshingly
The ladles dressing-room at the rear of
the main floor is carpeted with heavy bluo
carpets, and is papered and decorated in
harmonious colors. Every modern con
venience for the use of the fair sex Is
found therein. Including lavatory and
mirrors. The room for men Is adjacent,
and- Is aleo complete In Its arrangements.
Immediately to the right of the en
trance, a waiting corner has been ar
ranged for the convenience of those who
THE EMPIRE THEATER, TWELFTH AND MORRISON STREETS.
- With EVERY purchase in our
i BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Sale Begins Monday
AND CONTINUES TILL THE
FOURTH OF JULY
When you see it in our ad.; it's so.
Third and Oak Sts.
may wish to delay taking their seats for
any reason. This retreat has been ex
pensively upholstered with heavy moss
and hair cushions, draped with crimson
hangings and daintily lighted with small
To the construction of the stage Itself,
Mr. Baker brought a long experience,
and those versed In such matters who
have seen the arrangements behind the
drop curtain have expressed surprise at
their completeness. The gridiron is near
ly 60 feet above the floor. The galleries
are 2i feet high, and the stago Itself
measures In full 65x35 feet.
"We can stage In the Empire Theater
any production that comes to Portland,"
said Mr. Baker yesterday, as he sur
veyed the result of his labors.
The theater is lighted with S00 lamps.
and the wiring was pronounced by the
Inspector who represented the underwrit
ers association, to be one of the best Jobs
ever done in this city. For the calcium
effects so much desired by leading ladles,
Mr. Baker has Installed the most modern
devices, and tho marble-backed switch
board which stands tq tho left of the
proscenium arch. Is the largest in the
A capacity audience of 1600 people can
pass out of the house In less than two
minutes If necessary. Four main exits
havo been provided in addition to the
stage doors, and the staircase leading to
the upper portions of the house are wide
an'd well situated.
"The house is complete In every re
spect," said Mr. Baker. "Owing to a lack,
of time we have not been able to attend
to one or two minor details of our decora
tive scheme, but will now wait to see If
tho practical running of the house will
suggest any changes. If so we will make
any additional alterations that seem at
"Our Idea Is to run a first-class thea
ter In which what Is known as polite or
high-class vaudeville will be produced.
The taste of the public has come to de
mand good specialty entertainments in
which each Individual performer shall be
able to do one thing well. AH over Amer
ica big theaters in which the legitimate
drama has always been produced, are be
ing converted In to vaudeville houses. The
celebrities of the opera and the lecture
platform are crowding into tho army of
gilt-edge vaudevilllans. People like Lil
lian Russell and Marshall P. Wilder are
appearing on the vaudeville stage, and It
seems time for Portland to have at least
one first-class theater of thl3 kind. "We
Intend to make the Empire one of the
leading family theaters of the North
west. The performances will be amusing,
first class and clean, while the prices of
admission are so arranged that every
body can attend them."
Thirty horseshoers wanted at once.
Wages $3 and J3.50 per day, steady Job. Ad
dress Pioneer Shoeing Company, 1019 First
avenue, Seattle. Wash.
FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN.
Across the continent in four days Is the
schedule .of the "Imperial Limited," the
Canadian Pacific fast train.
Now take your reliable Spring medicine
Hood's Sarsaparllla America's greatest
If so consult the Oregon Optical
Co's Eye Experts and you can rest
assured when you leave their store,
if you have purchased glasses, that
your eyes have been correctly fitted.
BEST QUALITY CRYSTAL
LENSES, Pr Pair $1.00
Examinations free. Two-year
guarantee with every correction.
OREGON OPTICAL CO..
173 Fonrtk Street, JTear Tamhlll.
THE STORE NOTED FOR GOOD GOODS AND LOWEST PRICES
duced to 5c
and 10c. Best
McAllen & McDonnel
Cor. Third and Morrison, Portland, Or.
H Igh - Grade
Inside a week, under favorable conditions, alterations will commence in our store. Be
fore the dividing walls are torn to pieces goods will be slaughtered.
White Dress Materials, Waterings, Oxfords, India Llnons, Lawns, Dimities, Organdies,
at less than manufacturer's .cost.
Monday morning begins the greatest cutting of prices ever heard of -in the dry goods
world. This is done for the best of reasons. We prefer giving, our patrons new, clean goods at
cut prices than be compelled to close them out later on in a soiled condition.
ALL THIS SEASON'S GOODS
AAffc YARDS Challie, 32 inches wide, lovely styles, standard value 20c, will be placed
OUUU on sale MONDAY MORNINb at, per yard CfC
2500 yards dimity, swell styles, stripes
and figures, light and dark colors;
regular price 15c; Monday morning
and nil 'week, unless sold, 7ir
2000 yards batiste, bright, neat patterns
fine cloths, fast colors sold all over
the East at 10c and lSc; Hon- Rn
day morning they got at, yd
3500 yards zephyr ginghams. In new ef
fectschecks, stripes and fancy, cor
rect for shirtwaists, children's and la
dles' costumes; take your pick r
of 70 styles Monday at, yard
THIS OFFER 19 A "WONDER, BUT
WE MEAN BUSINESS.
HOUSEKEEPERS your opportunity
Is NOW. If you can't conveniently
come Monday, come some day during
the week. We guarantee that you wlU
be well repaid for your trouble.
MAKE A NOTE OF TOUR WANTS
IN TABLE IINENS, towels, napkins,
table covers, la.ee curtains, tapestry or
, chenille .portieres, blankets, quilts or
comfortables, couch covers or towel
Ings. SALE OPENS MONDAY MORN
ING, NOTE CORSETS, GLOVES, HOS
IERY AND UNDERWEAR will be
placed on the slaughter list Monday
Men's underwear, socks and handker
chiefs will be- slaughtered Monday