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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Feb. 26, 1905)
THE StnsDXY OHE'GONIA, POBTLAKD,' FEBRUARY 26, IOOd.
Portland for Salt Lake City Friday nlsht,
where they intend to reside.
Miss Lois Nye is visltlne relatives
a.nd friends in California and "Will' re
main several -weeks longer.
Miss Mae Elsa Oppenheimer returned
from a most pleasant trip to St. Louis
and dawn South In Oklahoma.
Miss Bessy Logan, of Chicago, has
been the guest of Dr. and Mrs. E. De
witt Connell for the past three -weeks.
Mrs. M. Wcstfall, of Albany, has re
moved to Portland, and resides at 220
Beventh street, and trill ho at .home on
Miss Mae Elsa Oppenheimer, after a
four months" enjoyable visit in Alabama
and at the St. Louis Exposition, has re
Mrs. Martha G. Crowell Is expected
to arrive in Portland tomorrow morn
ing, after an absence of three months
in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Steinbach and Miss
Gertrude Steinbach returned home
Tuesday after a two months' visit in
the Eastern states.
Mrs. George H. Hill, accompanied by
Miss Beatrice Hill and Miss Kathleen
Panton, are at the Hotel Moore, Sea
side, for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. O'Brien have re
moved to their new home, -which hag just
ibeen completed, 72 Twentieth street,
jjorth. Mrs. O'Brien "will be at home
Mrs. L. Parmeleo Spear returned to
Seattle recently after a visit to her
mother. Mrs. J. P. Wager. Mrs. Spear
was called home by the serious Illness
of one of her children.
After nearly a year's absence. Miss
Mary Bell has returned to Portland,
completely restored to health. She is
again at her former home, 549. Belmont
street, -where she will be pleased to
see her friends.
Adolph Fenchtwanger, a prominent and
successful business man of Spokane,
"Wash., accompanied by his bride, visited
in this city during last -week. Mr. and
Mrs. Fenchtwanger -were extensively en
tertained by their many friends awhile
Mrs. A. L. Toung, of 9S7 Corbett
street, has gone to Los Angeles to
ppend several months for the benefit
of her health, expecting to return dur
ing the Lewis and Clark Exposition
to entertain Eastern relatives and
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brand, of San
Francisco, are spending several days in
Portland -with their daughter, Mrs. Frank
B. Hiley. and their son. Ernest Brand,
Jr. From here Mr. and Mrs. Brand -will
proceed to the Atlantic Coast, and before
returning to their home in the Bay City
will make a trip around the "world, em
barking at New York in the latter part
Oregora'ans in Southern California.
Miss Birdie Smith, of Portland, Or., is
the guest of Mrs. D. F. Campbell. 3anta
Hunter Died, in Los Angeles, February
14, 1S05, Henry Hunter, of Forest Grove,
Or., aged 70 years. Interment -at Forest
Mr. and Mrs. "William Garner, of Port
land, Or., have arrived for a visit with
their cousin, Mrs. Jane Atwood Poling,
and other relatives in San Bernardino.
San Bernardino Sun.
Harry Craig, of Portland, Or., n of
General Passenger Agent Craig, of the
Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company,
Js vlsitiDg his cousin, Mrs. D. F. Patton.
San Luis Obispo Tribune.
A. B. McDonald and wife, of Oregon,
arrived yesterday from Los Angeles and
registered atthe Ramona. Mr. and Mrs.
McDonald spent two weeks In San Luis
last month and -were fo favorably Im
pressed that a second visit was irresisti
ble. San Luis Obispo Tribune.
The Misses Delia Stubbs and Lena Pag
enhoff. of McMinnville, Or., -who have
been the guests for the past month of Mr.
and Mr& E. G. Freeman, of Santa Moni
ca, left for their home this morning by
At the Women's Union.
Mrs. J. M. Bummell, of North Bend,
Miss Hattie Canfleld, from Lebanon, is
here for a short stay.
Dr. N. S. Vernon, of Astoria, -was a
guest here last Sunday.
Miss Julia Cowperthwaite Is staying
this -week "with friends on the East Side.
Miss Anna Carlson, of Astoria, has re
turned to resume her studies at a busi
Look at These Prices.
Winding-up sale on -waists.
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These prices for a short time only.
Don't delay supplying your -wants.
BECK'.S. 272 Washington street
H. B. Litt,
Fourth and Washington streets. Tailored
suits, costumes, jackets, etc. Inspection
Rosemary Glosz Whitney Is receiving
pupils in voice culture and piano forte at
her residence, 471 Jefferson street.
Dr. George D. Peters, after a five
months' post-graduate course in Phila
delphia and New York, under Drs. Peeso,
Capon and Moss, announces he Is tempo
rarily located at 90S Oregonlan building, j
SHE WILL READ
"THE SUNKEN BELL"
Marion Craig "Wentworth,. of Bos
ton, one of the roost distinguished
dramatic readers in the United (States,
will appear at the High School audi
torium in this city on the afternoon of
March 10, in a reading of Hauptmann'a
"Tho Sunken Bell." Gerhart Haupt
mann, after hearing Mrs. Wentworth in
his wonderful lairy play, said he had
never heard it Tcad so well, and Indorsed
her as thc.-xme above all others who ha
desired should do it 'In America. Her
work has attracted National attention
and none of the modern readers have
achieved more -lasting fame. She Is a
great favorite in Boston, where her Inter
pretation of Browning. Morejokowski,
Stephen Phillips. Sidney Lanier. Haupt
mann and Itoson has received the high
Last year she lectured at the Na
tional Teachers' Association at Detroit,
and her addross was deemed the event
of the session. She has repeatedly ap
peared in New York, and enjoys a de
cided vogue In all the principal cities
of the country.
Tho portrait printed here appears in
James Whltcomb RIloys "Love Lyrics"
and will be recognized by admirers of
the great-hearted Indiana poet.
The reading which Mrs. "Wentworth
will give here on March 10 will be under
the auspices of the High School, and
the proceeds will be used to purchase
needed pictures, curtains and other fur
nishings for the classrooms. Portland is
fortunate in having an opportunity of
hearing thia talented young woman, and
her reading should be very largely at
tended. She is a sister of Miss Alice
Craig, a member of the High Sohool fac
ulty, and will be her guest while in the
DAVID BISPHAM'S VOICE IS ONE OF IMPASSIONED
POWERHIS SPLENDOR OF DRAMATIC UTTERANCE
yw RICH, thrilling, deep - throated
L man's voice, with that magnetic,
heart-stirring -warmth that "belongs
peculiarly to the baritone -when at Its
best this is sure to afford keen delight
to Portland "music-lovers. Who can
listen -without emotion to those soft, deep,
David Bispham is gifted "with excep
tional splendor of dramatic utterance.
His ardent temperament and rare insight
Into the hidden, elusive meaning of much
that has been -written by Beethoven,
Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Hugo Wolf,
Franz, Cornelius and others, puts him
Into close touch with the loftiest moods
of these master-composers. His quick and
sure intuition and the large compass
of his imaginative genius, enable him
to interpret the music of many diverse
schools. His programmes, in fact, are
as fascinating and profound a study of
music in all its phases as can be found
on the concert stage in any part of the
Unknown masterpieces, beautiful and
mystic, filled with romance and poetry,
occupy a leading place on every pro;
gramme. In this way, Bispham has been
the first to introduce to America many
song cycles of the rarest beauty, the
work of undoubted genius, which he had
himself ferreted out from the dusthcaps
of Europe. Among these novelties are
newly created fantasies in which lan
guorous grace gives way to wild pathos,
and poetic subtleties to elfish humor,
naive and laugh producing.
This wonderful range of mood and
schools is characteristic of Blspham's
song-recitals. Here one finds the ethereal
beauty and grandeur of Handel, the mys
ticism of Brahms, the emotional depth
and heart-stirring power of Beethoven,
the swinging grace and rhythm of
Strauss, the piquant, captivating whimsi
calities of tho French chanson, the weird
folk songs of our own North American
Indians. Thus, it will be seen that
Bispham's programmes are fresh, orig
inal and sparkling, showing not only the
masterpieces of the past, but what In
some cases are destined to become the
masterpieces of the future. In effect the
audience sees pictured the vital, creative
forces now at work today in the world
David Bispham will be heard at the
Marquam Grand Theater, Thursday,
March 9, under the direction of Lois
Steers and Wynn Coman. The sale of
seats will open Tuesday, March 7.
DOMAIN OF MUSIC.
A priests choir to render Gregorian music
has been permanently organized In San Fran
Cisco. Thursday, in Music Hall. Chicago, Arnold
Bolmetech, the collector and player of stringed
instruments of the 17th and 18th centuries,
will appear in concert with Mrs. Dolmetsch
and Miss Kathleen Salmon, who sings Shakes
pearean songs to lute accompaniment,
The fifth concert of the Los Angeles Sym
phony Orchestra takes place in that city March
lo. The eololst engaged la on of European
reputation, Mme. Fannie Franclscn. For the
last ten years hc has studied In Europe and
wung in opera at The Hague and Amsterdam.
Henry W. Savage's English Grand Opera
Company commences a three-weeks' engage
ment at the Columbia Theater, San Francisco,
beginning tomorrow. The operas lo be sung
this week arc: Verdi'a "Othello," BlzeCs "Car
men" and "Wagner's "Lohengrin." Tne con
ductors are N. B. Emanuel and Elliott Schenck.
Musical programme today at the First Uni
tarian . Church, under the direction of Mrs.
Frank Raly: .Voluntary. "Humility"
(Knopf el); ant i. "Exalt Htm" (Hanssom);
response Sht. .); anthem. "Art Thou
Weary?" (Chadwlck); "Nunc Dlmlttis" (Barn
by): portlude, "Marche des Fantomes" (Scot
A musical entertainment will be given Satur
day evening at the People's Institute, Fourth
and Bumside streets, by friends and pupils of
Mrs. Ella Jones. Mlas Kathleen Lawler will
be the soprano soloist and H. A. "Webber's
mandolin orchestra will play. Clyde Owen
will present club-swinging novelties, accom
panied by Lylo Hosford. There are also sev
eral other features.
"William C. Carl will preside at the organ at
the annual concert of the People's Choral
Union of Brooklyn. N. Y.. Thursday evening,
when Dvorak's "Stabat "Mater" will have its
flret production in English, being rendered by
a chorus of 150. assisted by Miss Anita. Rio,
soprano; Mme. Terza Hamlin Chapman, con
tralto; John Toung, tenor; Livingston Chap
man, baritone, and an orchestra of 50.
The recital to be given by the Spitzner Phil
harmonic Society at the Marquam Theater,
March 3, arouses more than usual interest.
E. O. Spitzner. the noted violin teacher, will
conduct an orchestra of 60 pieces. There will
be violin solos, violin chorus and string quar
tets on the programme. For the convenience
of natrons reserved seats may be procured at
10 cents each to any part of the house. For
the sale and exchange of tickets the Marquam
Theater box office will be open Thursday morn
ing, March 2.
The Musical Review of San Franclsio for
March, has been received. The prcsfwork and
pictures are excellent, and many of the ar
ticles are timely and show profound musical
knowledge. But the editor, as usual, goes out
of his way to assail the musical critics of
San Franclsso newspaper, all of which is
wearisome. If the Review ii correct in Its
logic, criticisms on the acting of Sir Henry I
MBS. MARION CliAIG
Great Baritone Comin!
LUTE ROTER THOMPSON, OKE OF THE SOLOISTS OF THE FIRST BAP
TIST CHURCH CHOIR.
March 1, Lute Royer Thompson, solo baritone in the choir of the First Baptist
Church, will leave Portland for Chicago, to resume his musical studies with Mrs.
Ellen Kinsman Mann, of whom he was formerly a pupil when shf had her studio
in this city. Mr. Thompson was born and educated here, and when he was 13
years old was sololsit in Trinity Trotestant Episcopal Church choir. At that period
his voice ranged to E above C in altisslmo. which Is remarkably . high for a boy
soprano. For the past six months he has been filling the position of solo baritone
In the First Baptist Church choir, with a good deal of credit to himself and his
teacher, and he is also the youngest member of the Orpheus Male Voice Chorus. Mr.
Thompson, who is 21 years oM. possessesan exceptionally fine baritone volco of con
siderable range and fine expression, and is endowed with unusual musical ability. He
plays his own accompaniments.
Irving would require to be written not by a
newspaper man, but by an actor of the stand
ing of E. H. Sothern.
t A handsome edition of Gustav Kobbe's
"Opera Singers" has been received for re
view. It Is published at $1.50, by Oliver
DItson Company. Boston, and is one of the
most valuable books this season to musi
cians and music students. Pictures and
sketches of the most prominent opera stars
arc given Nordlca, Calve, Eames. Melba.
Sembrlch. the two de Reszkes, Plancon. Ca
ruso and many others receive extended men
tion. The book tells, in short, all that's
now in American opera.
Creatore. with his Italian band, has been
making a trip across the country to the Pa
cific Coast, giving concerts en route which
will prove notable in the future of the musical
history' of the United States. His appearance
at the Marauam Grand March G and 7 will
doubtless bl the signal for a general turning
out of the musical and music-loving people of
Portland. Creatore and his musicians will be
assisted by SIgnor Sodero. a Neapolitan harpist
of note. Creatore's methods, personality and
prominence as a bandmaster ate all favorably
This programme of band music was given
last Sunday afternqon at Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco: March. "Follow the Flag"
(Grabbe); overture. "Calif of Bagdad" (Boll
dleu): waltzes, "Babette" (Victor Herbert);
solo for cornet, "Toung Werner's Parting
Song" (Nossler). A. Arriola; grand fantasle.
"Martha" (Flotow); overture. "Semira
mlde" (Rossini): "Fakeltan" (Meyerbeer);
selection. "Prince of Pilsen" (Luders);
American sketch. "Down South" (Myddl
ton); descriptive. "A Slclghrlde Party"
(Mlchaells). and "America."
The February' meeting of the New England
Conservatory Club was held last "Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Hamilton,
430 Williams avenue. New members were re
ceived from Salem.Pendleton and Hood River.
Miss Forsyth had charge of the miscellaneous
programme, which was: "My Dreams"
(Tostl). Mrs. Hamilton; two Norwegian folk
songs, two Norwegian dances, and "Sere
nata" (Greig). Mrs. Davis; "Polonaise" from
"Mlgnon" (Ambrosa Thomas. Miss Watt;
"When Song Is Sweet" (Sans Soucl); "I Hid
My Love" (D'Hardelot). Mrs. Shlllock; con
certo for two pianos (Beethoven). Mrs. God
dard and Mrs. Schultz.
Frederick W. Goodrich's organ solos at St.
David's Protestant Episcopal Church today:
Morning "Andante" (Lef eburc-Wely) ; "Spring
Song" (Mendelssohn) and "Fanfare" (Lem
mens). Evening "Adoration" (Gaul); ofTr
tolre in D minor (Batiste) and "Allegretto"
(Collin). Wednesday evening. March 1. to
celebrate the feast of St. David, a choral
festival will be held In the church, participated
in by the choirs of Trinity and St." David's
Churches. 70 voices. The more important musi
cal numbers at this service will be: Responses
(Tallis); Ftt-ld in D; anthem. "What Are
LEAVES FOR CHICAGO
These?" (Stalner): "Te Deum" (Woodward in
D); recefslonal. "Rejoice Te Pure In Heart"
(Messltcr). This will be a service well worth
attending, as It will" mark a rare event In the
history of Episcopal Church music In this part
of the country.
Music programme at a concert given last
Thursday evening by the choir of the Evan
gelical Church of the Redeemer. San Fran
cisco: Chorus. "The Heavens Are Telling."
"Creation" (Haydn), trio. Mrs. Buron Kel
ley. A G. Davles. J. Blddlck: ladles' quartet.
"Serenade" (Schubert). Mrs. Buron Kelley.
Miss Rose Lamont. Miss Violet Lamont. Mrs.
M. A. Stlmpson; chorus. "The Vesper Hymn".
(Beethoven); chorus. "Prayer"; trio and
chorus, from "Moses in Egypt" (Rossini).
Mrs. Kelley. Mr. Davles. Mr. Blddlck; bass
solo from "Tannhauser." "O Thou Sublime
Sweet Evening Star" (Wagner). Carl Saw
veil: chorus. "And the Glory of the Lord."
from "Messiah" (Handnl; male quartet.
"The Close of Day" (Parks); chorus. "Glo
ria." from "Twelfth Mass" (Mozart): ladles'
chorus. "Voices of the Woods" (Rubinstein):
chorus. Hallelujah." from "Messiah" (Han
del). Henry "W. Savage says that hie production
of "Parsifal'.' will be taken to London at the
conclusion of the American tour. The Lon
doner Interested Is George Edwardes, owner of
enough theaters and enterprises to be ranked
as the most prominent "showman" of England.
Mr. Edwardes is now In this country on his
first visit, being in partnership with Charles
"Frohman In exploiting Edna May as a rtar.
"Parsifal" Is at present booked to visit all the
larger cities east of the Missouri River and
north of Louisville. Its American season will
end in May, which will bring the company
wlthUi easy sailing time for the other side,
tho London reason being at the height in June.
The deal has a significance all Its own in that
it has been freely remarked that nobody but an
American manager would think of Invading
Baireuth and despoiling the "Wagnerian shrine
of its main possession. It will be recalled that
"Parsifal" has never been presented In Europe
outside of Baireuth except for two perform
ances given for the personal delectation of the
King of Bavaria, Wagner's friend and patron.
The faculty of the Conservatory of Music of
Pacific University held Its second annual ccn
cert last Tuesday evening and the event was
successful from every standpoint. All the num
bers wore excellently executed, and the per
formers were obliged to respond to many en
cores. The participants were: Mrs. Pauline
Miller-Chapman and Miss Llna Llnehan. so
pranos; Miss Wltnrn Waggener. planlste; Miss
Irene Cadwell, planlste. and F. T. Chapman,
violinist. The programme: "Impromptu"
(Chopin). Miss- Cadwell; "Three Green Bon
nets" (D'Hardelot), "At Parting" (Rogers).
Miss Chapman; Sonata for piano and violin
(Grieg). Miss Waggener and Professor Chap
man; "Carmera" H. L. Wilson). MU Llne
han; "Nocturne" (Chopin). Mlsa "Waggener;
"Good Bye" (Torti). Mrs. Chapman; selection
Oiubay), Professor Chapman; "Vlllarclll" (Del
Acqua). "Sugar Dolly" (Gaynor). "Mighty
Lak a Rose" (Nevln). "Madrigal" (Harris),
Miss Llnehan: "Nocturne" In E fiat (Chopln
Sarasate), Professor Chapman; "Whisper and I
Shall Hear" (Rlccolomnl). "Sing Me to Sleep"
(Greene), violin obligate Professor Chapman;
Waltz, Op. 17. No. 3 (Moskowskl). Miss Wag.
gener; "Nymphs and Fawns" (Bcnberg), Miss
A foreign correspondent writes: "In the per
formances of opera In Berlin, Gormany, there
are nons of the great stars who come to
America and receive salaries of $1000 to $3000
a night, but cs a rule the German companies
are well balanced and give a better ensemble
performance than wc in America are favored
with. The artists In the German opera com
panies hate permanent positions and sing year
after year so long as their voices are adequate
to a good interpretation of the works. The
German audience goes to hear the opera rather
than the singers, and It matters little to them
who is to appear in the different roles. If the
production as a whole is satisfying they feel
repaid for the time spent In hearing It. This
Is the true evidence of a musical atmosphere,
so called. Kow different it is In America! In
only two or three cities can the rrand-opera
company, which must include in its numbers
Calve, Eames. th D Reszkes. Nor d lea, or at
least one or more of them, find support for een
a short season. The audiences are attracted
more by the names of the artists than the com
positions to be performed: and the season's
repertoire is closely scanned and the work
which offers the largest number of ''stars' is
According to tradition. 'The Girl I left
Behind Me" became the parting tune of the.
British army and navy about the middle of
he ISth century. In one of the regiments
then quartered in the South of England
there was an Irish bandmaster who had. the
not uncommon peculiarity of being able to
fall In love in ten minutes with any attrac
tive girl he might chance to meet. It never
hurt him much, however, for he fell out again
as readily as he fell In. and so acquired
a new sweetheart In every town the regi
ment passed through. Whenever the troops
were leaving the place where he had a
sweetheart he ordered the band to play
"The Girl I Left Behind Me." The . story
of his accommodating heart soon spread
through the army and other bandmasters,
at the request of officers and soldiers, be
gan to use the melody as a parting tunc,
and by the end of the century It was ac
counted disrespectful to the women for a
regiment to march away without playing
"The Girl I Left Behind Me." Sucfi is th
story- It may be true or it may not. What
Is certain Is that British soldiers and sail
ors have carried "The Girl I Left Behind
Me" (it sounds like an Irish bull!)., to every
quarter of the globe. This particular "girl"
Is unique; she never grows old.
Mrs. Fletcher Linn, solo soprano of the First
Presbyterian Church choir, has returned from
her Eastern trip and had the pleasure of hear
ing several grand operas at the Metropolitan
Opera-House. New Tork City, and attending
concerts there and also at Chicago. At De
Pauw -University, Indiana, airs. Linn visited
THE STORE NOTED FOR THE BEST GOODS AT
" NEW ARRIVALS "
In Ready-wear Garments for , Early Spring Wear
To those who like to get pick of the early arrivals in Spring garments, take the
tip and come here Monday. We will show many new and exclusive styles not to
be seen or had elsewhere in the city; garments that are fashioned and tailored to
our order, and we are sure of the fact that our trade will appreciate our efforts.
NEW COVERT JACKETS for ladies and
misses, made, in tight fitting styles, with
stitched, strapped seams, straight front, leg-o'-mutton
and coat sleeves, ranging in prices
from $10.0b to $22.50.
NEW COVERT JACKETS for ladies and
misses, made in box styles, with strap in back,
strapped scams, ranging in price from ip4.'00
NEW SILK AND MOHAIR SHIRT
WAIST SUITS, made with plain and trimmed
waists,. full plaited skirts in brown, blue, green,"
black, cream and fancy mixtures, ranging in
price from $10.00 to $30.00.
ODDS AND ENDS SALE We are quoting specially low prices on many odds and ends,
discovered in our recent inventor', that we are selling at prices that are really too cheap to quote.
her sister. Misfl Sawyers, and kindly sang for
the students . and also at the two leading
churches. The Greencastl Times says: "The
singing of Mrs. Linn at the Presbyterian and
College-Avenue Churches was very much ad
mired by the large audiences at both places.
In the morning, at the Presbyterian Church,
The Recessional was given with an artistic
and soulful interpretation, the beautiful and
sacred number having seldom been heard to
such advantage here. In the evening Mrs.
Linn's work was equally as pleasing." An
other Greencastle newspaper notice sajs:
"Those who attended chapel this morning
heard a treat. lira. Fletcher Linn, who Is
visiting her sister. Mlsa Sawyer, sang two
excellent selections. Mrs. Linn Is an artist in
the highest sense of the word. Her voice,
which Is a foprano of great power and bril
liancy, has developed beyond the anticipation
of her friends, and is richer and fuller than
when she appeared here several years ago.
Her singing is finished and her Interpretation
artistic to the highest degree."
Perhaps the most aristocratic of Japanese
instruments is the koto, adopted from the
Chinese kin. Its music has religious signifi
cance, and it is used on solemn occasions.
The perfect koto has seven strings, but there
are all sorts of variations, running from the
summa koto, a one-stringed affair, up to a
great, unwieldy structure, carrying from 25
to SO strings. The most popular form of the
koto is called the cono. with 13 strings,
played with a diminutive plectra, and hav
ing a set of movable bridges, by adjustment
of which the instrument Is tuned. Every va
riety of the koto shows a sounding board,
which rests on the floor in front of the per
former, who plucks the strings with little
Ivory picks which arc attached to his fin
gers. The oldest form of the Instrument Is.
recorded as having been nine feet in breadth
and to have had strings six feet long. The
other stringed Instrument which deserves
particular mention is the kokiu. This has
the usual primitive body of hardwood and
skin. It might easily be confounded with
the samisen. save that It. Is smaller and has
lour strings. The strands of Its bow are
tightened by winding the loose ends around
the finger of the right hand. The koklu is
played with the body resting on the player's
lap. It Is tuned in fifths, and gives out tone3
that are sonorous. Together with the sami
sen and the koto. It makes a good combina
tion for a trio. There Is also an Instrument
like the banjo, called the gekkln. and an
other, of the same general shape, but having
no frets, known as the shlgen.
At a recent social meeting of theater
magnates In New Tork Manager Herr Con
rled. of the Metropolitan Opera-House, spoke
of songbirds, etc.r In this fashion: "I came
here 20 years ago and thought I knew a
great deal. I soon found that I knew very
little and set out to learn. I spoke still
worse English than I do now. but I learned
something every day by watching the man
agers. Yet, when I go over ther and tell
them how things are done on this side of
the water, they say: 'Conrled. don't say that.
You He. sd we can't listen to you. When
I told them that I paid my stage hands
$9S,SCG In one season, they said I was crazy,
but I had brought a certified copy of my
books and proved It to them. I have made
87 trips across the ocean and have com
pared the managements on both sides. If the
German managers would come over here they
would be astonished. Most of the theaters
In Germany are subsidized and you wonder
how th public stands the performances they
give. Performances In New York are given
on such a grand scale that the foreigners
cannot understand them. They don't seo
how w can pay singers $2000 a night. They
wouldn't believe that the leading charac
ters in "Les Huguenots" get $5500 a night.
Mr. Matthews made a common error when
he referred to the opera being supported by
rich men. Those multl-mlllionairea don't give
a cent, nor do the stockholders. They pay
$1000 for a box. If they would let me have
the boxes instead of paying $35,000 I would
make very much more money out of It. At
the firs't meeting I said: "Tod are multi
millionaires and T am a very poor fellow,
but I must have my own way and will spend
lots of money. I will put up more money than
any one, of you. and then If you come with
suggestions I can tell you to shut up. The
opera costs me 1,050.0Q0 for the 15 weeks,
bat I still make money for all that."
W. B. Hamblin Is Promoted.
Announcement is made by the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy system that W. B.
Hamblin. of Chicago, has been appointed
genera freight agent of the company for
the Illinois and Iowa districts. The ap
pointee has been for some time first as
sistant general freight agent of tho Chl
rnco. Buriineton & Quincy. and held that
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THIRD AND MORRISON
office at the time of his promotion. He Is
widely known among the railroad men of
the Middle West and of the Pacific States.
HERE ON HIS WEDDING TEE?
E. W. McKenna Comes to Portland
for the Honeymoon.
E. W. McKenna. assistant to the presi
dent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway system. Is In the city for a
short visit. Mr. McKenna 13 accompanied
by his bride, and is making a tour of the
Coast on his wedding trip. He Is one of
the well-known railroad men of the coun
try, having served for many years with
the Great Northern and other of the
roads farther east. It has been two years
now since he was In Portland, and he
notes many changes here since his last
visit. He Is especially Interested In the
Exposition, and promises that many peo
ple will come over his lines during tho
Summer to visit the Fair.
"I am surprised at Portland's growth."
said Mr. McKenna yesterday afternoon,
"and I can see that the next few years
will bring many and great changes here.
"Especially am I interested In the suc
cess of the Lewis and Clark Exposition,
and am sure that it will be all hoped
for It by you who are so closely Interested
In It. From what I hear in the East, I
am sure- that tho attendance will be very
heavy: heavier than you of the West an
ticipate. The people of the East have
been reading of Oregon for some time,
and now that a chance will be given them
to see for themselves the wonders of the
country, thousands will take advantage of
the opportunity to make the trip. I am
Direction Lois Steers Wynn Coman
Thursday Eve'g, March 9, 8:15 o'Clock
. MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
PRICES LOWER FLOOR, except last three rows. $2.50; last three
rows. $2.00. Balcony, first three rows, $2.03; second three rows, $1.50;
last six, $1.00.
GALLERY, RESERVED, $1.00. Admission to Gallery. 75c. Boxes
and Logcs, $15.00.
Sale of seats, Tuesday, March 7, at 10 A. M. Out-of-town orders"
must be accompanied by check.
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NEW WALKING SKIRTS for ladies and
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sure that tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul will bring many to Portland from
districts which have not been counted on
to be of much assistance."
Mr. and Mrs. McKenna spent the after
noon yesterday In visiting .the various
points of Interest throughout the city, a
good part of the time being spent at the
Exposition grounds. They left Portland
tills morning for San Francisco and other
California cities over the Southern Pa
cific. Try to Break Open Safe.
An attempt was made to blow open the
safe In the offices of the Alblna Fuel Com
pany. Railroad and Albina avenues, at an
early hour yesterday morning. The charge
of powder did not have the desired ef
fect, and whoever were guilty of trying
to rob the safe failed to get any reward.
The police were notified and investigated.
(Pupil of Marie Bissell. Descl, Sweet,
Will receive a limited number of
pupils in Voice Culture, beginning
March 1. Applications may now be
made at 471s Jefferson, near Four
teenth. Telephone Main 4044.
COACHING FOR OPERA AND
ORATORIO A SPECIALTY