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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND. JAJIUAKY o, 1'JOS.
New Play "Sham" Contrasts
Eastern and Western Society
Florence Roberts Will Appear in Modern Drama by Miss Geraldine Bonner and Elmer B. Harris.
HAM," a new, modern society play
by Geraldine Bonner and Elimer
B. Harris, will be the vehicle (or Miss
Florence Roberts at the Macquam Friday
ind Saturday. Miss Bonner Is well known
n the West as the author of "Tomorrow's
Tangles," "Rich Men's Children," and
nher novels as well as essays and short
itorles. For a number of years she wrote
:he New . York dramatic letter of the
Argonaut. Mr. Harris is best known as
i lecturer and dramatic critic.
"Sham" 1 is a New York comedy con
taining a . bright story, and some com
parisons between Eastern and Western
society that are more or less amusing
without being impolite to either. It is
light and pretty, and ends happily, giv
ing Miss Roberts an opportunity for a
broad sweep of breezy comedy and as
much pathos as can be squeezed out of a
girl "finished In New York's smart set."
Katherine Van Riper, a descendant of
one of the old Knickerbocker families, is
left penniless and brought up by a pair of
aunts, and like all young ladie3 of her
set. taught to regard the male sex as her
food supply, her only career an advan
tageous marriage. To do this, she must
maintain her position; put up a good
front, and keep pretty at all cost.
Now, it happens that Old Jeremiah
Buck, a copper king from Idaho, has
brought his hoy and girl to New York
and is launching them in society. The
aunts see here an opportunity for their
capricious and improvident niece and
Want lier to marry young Buck; but to
complicate matters Katherino allows her
self to fall in love with Tom Jaffray,
old Buck's mining engineer, a plain
spoken, straight-forward fellow, -who im
pugnos the predatory ethics of New
York's gentle grafters, and vows he's not
the kind that gets a thing by pretending
not to want it.
The fun of it is. he crosses swords on
this very point with Katherine. not know
ing that she is one of the best In the
business, and loving her with character
istic sincerity. Katherine is Innocently
beating her way through life and using
her calling canj as a meal ticket, and
when -the argument is over she suddenly
discovers she has a conscience., that her
life is pretty much of a sham. Katherine
thinks it a terrible thing to get a con
science so late in life, like wisdom teeth,
and hopes It will he the first and last of
its race. Having lost her lover through
a misunderstanding, life takes on a dark
gray look. The aunts save the day and
a piquant love scene smooths out the
misunderstanding between the lovers,
and Katherine admits that the right man
needn't have anything. Tom gets his
girl, the girl gets a conscience, and the
curtain falls on as modern a human docu
ment as any lover of the theater could
Great Pianist to Appear
Madame Teresa Carreno Coming, Under Direction of Lois
"VT S A versatile genius, Madame Teresa
r Carreno. the great pianist, who will
soon appear in Portland, stands at the
head of her profession. But that Carreno
ever trod the boards as a singer of grand
opera is known to few. It was in the
early days of the Maplcson regime in
Kngland, when that redoubtable manager
was conducting a season of grand opera
111 Edlnboro where also Carreno found
herself Just concluding a concert tour. A
friendship sprang up between Carreno.
who was barely 15. and Tietjens, the great
dramatic soprano of the time.
When, of a sudden, one of those oper
atic cyclones which from time to time
devastate the operatic horizon broke over
the heads of the devoted company. The
Huguenots was billed for a certain date,
the house was sold out In advance, when
the soprano cast for the role of the
Queen. Marguerite of Navarre, announced
herself too 111 to sing. Consternation
overcame the genial Mapleson. who,
nevertheless, with all his customary
aplomb, shortly recovered and bridged
over the situation by insisting that
Carreno should take the part. This
proposition astounded even Carreno.
who was usually equal to all condi
tions. She objected, that she had never
been on the stage, she could not sing
and did not know the part. To Ma
plcson these objections were trifles
light as air. "Nonsense," he said, as
suring her that she had every qualifi
cation for success as the Queen of Na
varre youth, a fine stage presence, a
beautiful voice, beauty and musical
genius, and four whole days In which
to learn the music.
Carreno had a voice, and it is uni
versally admitted that she possesses ail
the other qualities which Mapleson
pointed out to her. The novelty of the
situation appealed to her, as well as
Its audacity. She was as quick-witted
also us she was handsome, and saw a
method of drawing a personal advan
tage from the situation. She made
conditions with Mapleson, that at her
Ijondou recital she should be allowed
the assistance of any or all the great
artists playing under the Mapleson
management, arguing to herself that
if the critics found fault with her play
ing her debut would nevertheless be
so brilliant that a success was as
sured and she would not be ignored.
To this condition mapleson agreed.
Carreno. however, was not exempted
from stage fright, and she suffered
such apprehension of her failure that
fhc only consented to sing under an
PORTLAND SOCIETY NEWS
Han Mankertz, th.v younger sister of the
bride, wore a pretty plaid frock.
The rooms were gaily decorated with
ivy and Oregon "grape, combined with
white tulle, in the drawing-room, while
overhead where the bridal couple stood,
a large white bell was suspended. Mis
tletoe and ferns were also used. In the
dining-room, white and lavendar pre
dominated. Purlng the evening punch
was served by Carl Richter.
A wedding dimier of 30 covers was
served, after which the young couple
took the late train for Sacramento, Cal.,
where- they will remain for several days.
They will be at homo to their friends af
ter February 15 In Salem, where the
groom has a handsome cottage all ready
for occupancy at 25S Liberty street.
North. Other guests present were: Fred
Kurtz. Sr.. the groom's father, from Sa
lem: Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Schultens and
family. Mr. and Mrs. A. Godfrey and
family, of Salem: Lige Kurtz. Salem; Mr.
and Mrs. M. Alexander, of Seattle: Mr.
and Mrs. M. Barbur. and Mrs. E. Byers,
Ray Byers, Mrs. Ernest Wedeking. Mrs.
M. Lelman. Miss Eda Leiman, Mr. and
Mrs. P. Steinmetz. Miss Hilda Ott. Gus
Mankertz. Jr.. and Ted Mankertz. Charles
Grossmlller, Frank Grosmlller, John Man
kertz and Otto Hagen.
At the home of the bride's parents.
ex-Senator and Mrs. C. A. Cogswell,
434 Holladay avenue. Miss Marie Cogs
well and Walter E. Gelinsky were
united In marriage Friday evening,
January 3. at 8:30 o'clock. The cere
mony was performed under a canopy
of sm'lax. white roses and carnations,
surrounded by exotics. Festoons were
i.tispciided from the walls in suitable
blaces. The mantels were decorated
"4" I ITEM'!
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MISS FI.OHKJNCE ROBERTS.
wish for, for the East is as full of Kath
erinrs as the West of Tom Jaffrays.
"Sham" doesn't rant, nor preach. It
flows on smoothly and prettily, hiding its
satire, and aiming to amuse as a fair and
assumed name. Her success was so
brilliant that she Immediately re
gretted not having sung under her own
name, and thus perhaps secured a last
ing place In the fascinating world of
opera. Her London dobut as a planiste,
which took place " shortly, after this
memorable occasion, and which was
CONTINUED FROM THIRD PAGE
with palms', ferns and flowering plants.
Rev. K. S. Muckley officiated. The
bride looked .very charming in white
crepe de chine, trimmed with hand
embroidered insertion. edged with
pearls, she carried a beautiful bouquet
of bride roses. She was attended by
her sister. Miss Marjorie. who was
daintily gowned in pink crepe de chine
and carried carnations to match. The
groom was attended by his brother.
W. E. Gelinsky. A larsre company of
relatives and friends witnessed the
ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Gelinsky will
be at home after February 15, at Idle
On Christmas day. at high noon, a
pretty home wedding took place at the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Reed,'
of Sunnyslde, when their daughter,
Lillian May, was united In marriage to
William L. Karr. of Milwaukie. The
bridal couple were attended by Miss
Bertha Reed, as bridesmaid, and Frank
J. Karr, as best man. Rev. Mr. Bower
man performed the ceremony. A boun
tiful dinner was served. The bride has
many friends here and in Eastern Ore
gon, where she formerly resided. The
groom is well known as a former
teacher of Clackamas and Multnomah
Counties. Mr. and Mrs. Karr left for
lone. In Eastern Oregon, near which
place they will reside temporarily. Only
the immediate relatives of the contract
ing parties were present.
One of the prettiest weddings of this
year was the marriage of Mr. Arthur A.
Kayser and Miss Anna M. Campbell,
which occurred New Year's day. the
square love story. All admirers of Miss
Roberts know of her natural gift for
comedy, and look for her creation of
Katherine to be one of the most com
plete and the most pleasing of her career.
Steers - Wynn Coman.
further enhanced by tm? 'co-operation
of Grisi, Mario, Tietjens, Lablache and
others of the Mapleson artists, was so
pronounced a . triumph that- since then
Carreno has not ventured Into the
realm of song. She plays here early
in February, under the direction of
IjOis Steers-Wynn Coman.
ceremony being performed at the home of
the bride's parents, Captain and Mrs.
Campbell. In Lincoln street. Rev. J. C.
Hughes officiating. The bride wore pale
blue crepe, de chine over taffeta and car
ried an arm bouquet of bride roses. She
was attended . by Miss Bertha Brandes.
The bridesmaid wore white t'ilk and car
ried white and pink carnations. J. T.
Thompson attended the groom. After
January" 10. Mr. and Mrs. Kayser will bo
at home to their friends at 2S9 Hooker
street . . .
A quiet wedding took place at Forest
Grove Sunday., December 29, when Miss
Lena A. Curtis was married to Melvin
"W. Markham. . at the home of the
bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. B.
Curtis. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. J. M. Barber and was attended
only by relatives. Mr. Markham is a
graduate of Pacific University, class of
1905, and is now engaged In business in
Portland. ; Mr. and Mrs. Markham will
be at- home after February 1 at 841
East Eighth street. North.
William Lathan Smith and Leona May
Balcom were married at the Ep worth
Methodist parsonage at 3 o'clock last
Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Charles T. Mc
pherson performing the ceremony accord
ing to the ritual of the church. Mr. Smith
Is the acting superintendent of the Ore
gon Railroad & Navigation Company and
Mrs. Smith was formerly a resident of
Buffalo. N. Y. They will make their
home at First and Hooker streets.
' Victor M. Page and Eunice E. Luckey
were married on the evening of December
30 at the residence of Mrs. N. J. Paxton,
803 Marshall street. Rev. D. B. Gray offi
ciating. Mr. Page is a well-known rail
road engineer. The bride is a graduate
of. the Oregon Agricultural .College and
has for some time been a teacher in the
Oswego public school.i Mr. and. Mrs. Page
will reside at 511 Mill street.
Miss Rosamond Shaw and Alfred
Ritchie Innes were masried In New
York City, December 29. Miss Shaw
formerly lived in Portland and is a
daughter of Captain James P. Shaw,
of Milwaukie Heights, recently of
A. C. Gilman and Miss Helen Rose
Gibbs, of Lents, Or., were married at
the home of the bride's parents, at 4
P. M.. on '-Christmas day. Rev. E. M.
Helmar S. Peterson and Helga Berg
were married at the home of the bride
in Vernon addition. December 26. Rev.
O. Hagoes. of the German Lutheran
Edward E. Howland and Miss Mabel
R.'' Fosher were married in the Sunday
school room of the White Temple on
Wednesday. January 1, by Or. J. Whit
On Tuesday night. December 31. R. F.
Jenkins and Miss Daisy 1. Stewart were
married in ' the reception-room of the
White Temple, by Dr. J. Whitcomb
. - . Long-Simpson. '
Anson. Iong and Besie Simpson were
united in marriage on December 26 at
Kern Park. The ceremony took place at
8 P. M., Rev. K. M. Patterson officiating.
Miss Bertha Mayer and D. P. Morris
were married at the residence of the
bride's parents, Sunday. December 29, Dr.
J. Whitcomb Brougher officiating.
Cards are out for the wedding ' of
Miss Elisha Harrison, of San. Fran
cisco, to Curtis Sargent. Mr. Sargent
is a popular clubman of this citjr and
is well and favorably known. " Miss
Harrison is a member of the Bay City
smart set. IThe date of the ceremony
is January "i, in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Greenhood an
nounce the engagement of their daugh
ter. Rhoda. to Abraham L. Danziger,
the wedding to take place Sunday, Jan
uary 12, at the Fairmont Hotel, San
New term in dancing at Ringler's be
gins January 7. Private lessons daily.
Mrs. J. S. Hamilton xrlll be the host
ess this afternoon, from 4 to 6 o'clock,
at the Young Women's Christian As
sociation, corner Sixth and Oak streets.
Dr. Benjamin Young, -of Taylor-street
Methodist Cq,urch, will give the ad
dress, "A New Year's- Message." This
will be Dr. Young's first meeting with
the young women of the association,
and his message will be received with
interest. The musical programme is
Piano solo Miss Helen Wegman
Bass solo R, R. Adams
Piano solo Miss Eva Benson
Soprano solo Mrs. J. S. Hamilton
Duet." Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hamilton
From 4 to 4:30 Miss Ruth MacCorkle
will have charge of the story-room, and
in the "Little journey" room Miss Day
will take those present on a flying trip
to Ellis Island.
There will be an open meeting of the
Council of Jewish Women this evening,
at 8 o'clock, at the Neighborhood House,
427 . First street. The programme will
consist of an address by Dr. C. H. Chap
man.' a report of the Neighborhood House
work by Mrs. S. M. Blumauer, and the
following musical numbers. "The Rose"
(Langtry), Mrs. Imogen Harding Brodie;
(a) "Les Adieux" (Sarasate), (b), "La
Hungariose," Tivadar Nachiz; (c), "Sou
venir de Haydn" (H. Leonard), Mr.
BJoomfield. All are cordially welcome.
Invitations have been issued for the
January party which will be given by
the Gazette Club In Ringler's Hall, Grand
avenue and East Morrison streets, Thurs
day, January 9. The patronesses for the
affair are Mesdames George B. Van
Waters, S. Bullock, J. W. Ganong. A. M.
Oakes and F. W. Swanton. Stiles' Or
chestra will furnish the music.
For the first time in the history of the
organization. Multnomah Typographical
Union will give an informal reception and
luncheon on the occasion of its 25th an
niversary, at Woodmen hall. East Sixth
street, on Tuesday, January 7. A large
number of invited guests are expected to
be present. Cards and dancing will be
features of the evening.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Portland Froebel Association will be
held at St. Helen's Hall Friday, Janu
ary 1 0, at 3 P. M. Miss Helen Spalding
will give a talk on the Oregon schol
arship fund for women. All interested
The Vesper Stellas have issued invi
tations for their January party Thurs
day evening, January 9, at Murlark
A grand Scotch entertainment at the
Portland Seamen's Frfd Society Institute-will
be given Monday evening.
PARTICIPANTS IN PRETTY SALEM WEDDING
DR. AND MRS. OSMEK K. WOLFE.
One of the pretty weddings of the season was witnessed at the
First Methodist Church of Salem on Thursday noon, the contracting
parties being Dr. Osmer K. Wolfe and Miss Viola Fisher, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. HT. Fisher, of Salem, formerly of Baker
City. The bride was attired, in white crepo de chine en train, with
veil, and carried an arm bouquet of narcissus. The maid of honor,
Miss lone Fisher, a sister of the bride, wore white organdie. The
bridesmaids. Miss Hazel Westermire, Miss Edith Bellinger, Miss Annie
Pigley and Miss Mae Goode. wore white net over blue silk. Dr. and
Mrs. Wolfe left on the evening train for Newport, where' they will
spend a few weeks, after which they will go to their new home in
Eastern Oregon. The bride and groom are both popular graduates of
WMIIamette University. '
January 6, at 8 o'clock. The programme
is in the hands of the Clans Society.
All seamen and friends of seamen are
The Daughters of the United Con
federacy will hold their bimonthly
meeting at the home of Mrs. A. G.
Ott, 1142 Union avenue, north. All Con
federate veterans and Southerners are
cotrdially welcomed. Take Woodlawn
The Friday night dancing club, at
Ringler's hall, begins January 10. Secure
Invitations from Messrs. Ringler, Stiles
and C, W. Henry. Stiles Orchestra.
The girls of the East Side Athletic Club
will give a Leap Year dancing party on
Monday evening, January 6, which prom
ises to be unique.
The Gazette Club will give its January
party at Ringler's Hall, Grand avenue
and East Morrison street. January 9.
Social dancing at Ringler's hall every
Tuesday evening. Stiles' Orchestra.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
moved to Alexandria Court.
Miss Amelia Grussl has returned after
spending the holidays with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Jackson, of Port
land, are registered at the Hotel Stewart,
Miss J. Clyde Owen has returned from
a pleasant visit with friends in Astoria
during the holidays.
R. Percy Knight is ill at Good Samari
tan Hospital, where he will be operated
upon for appendicitis.
Miss Beatrice C. M. Hidden, after a
six months visit in Europe, returned
home New Year's eve.
Mrs. J. T. Lighter, who has been very
low for some days past, was reported
yesterday as improving.
Miss Effie Goodman, of Hilfcboro,
H. B. LITT
TThuree Fifity-Orae W.sMmgtoia Sireeit
- Portland, Oregoia
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
SO Advajmced Spring Models
Rg-akr $35.00 to
Al Fall and Winter SmU
Ceafts Usually Sold
Coalts Usually Sold
Coafo Utvi&ily Solid
23 Gowns, Formerly Priced $95 to $150
re do not carry garpients oer from one season to ano&er
STORE OPENS AT 9 A. M.
was the guest of Miss Catherine Din
meen during the holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. Jean Cline and daughter
Jean have taken up their residence at
Elton Court for the Winter.
Mrs. M. Dobie .and Miss Ella M. Dobie
are house guests during the holidays of
Mrs. R. L. McCormick, at Tacoma, Wash.
Robert, R. L. and Edgar E. Nlckell
leave for Kansas City, Mo., Sunday
morning to spend the Winter with their
grandparents and relatives.
Mrs. Henry Westermire and Miss Hazel
Westermire were in Salem during the
week. Miss Westermire being a brides
maid at the Wolfe-Fisher wedding.
Miss Margaret Monroe, of Tacoma. has
come to Portland to make her home with
her sister. Miss Anne Shannon Monroe,
who has purchased a bungalow in Wood
stock. Miss Alice Justin has been engaged
as contralto of the Westminster Pres
byterian Church choir. Miss Justin
was recently presented by Mrs. Walter
Reed in a most successful recital with
Miss Ethel Lytle.
Tcesdale & Co. will open for business
on Monday. They have secured the
services of a first-class man tailor from
New York City and are prepared to
give special attention to tailored gar
ments of every description. Fancy
waists, afternoon and evening dresses a
specialty. 604-505-506-507 Marquam
At the Women's Union.
Miss C. P. Fincher was a guest at
dinner on New Year's day.
. Miss A. Grussie returned on Wednes
day from her visit to her home at
Miss Helen Riester returned on
Wednesday from her Christmas trip to
her home at Sublimity.
Miss Mary Knutson returned on Mon
day from Astoria, where she had been
for a -few days' visit.
Miss JL. E. Tingle, accompanied by
Miss Grace De Graff, were guests at
dinner on New Year's day.
Miss Adele Savies returned on Wed
nesday from The Dalles, where she had
been for a stay of 10 days.
Miss Harriet Atkinson, who has been
away for a month at her home at
Echo, returned on Wednesday. k
Mlsa Maud KIrby returned in the
middle the week from hen visit of
over a week to her parents at The
Mrs. George M. Cornwall, of Pied
mont, accompanied by her daughter.
Miss A. E. Cornwall, were guests at
dinner on New Year's day.
RED TAPE OVER STATUE
Italian Government Seeks Art Gem
Found by Seashore.
ROME, Jan. 4. (Special.) A very re
markable Greek statue representing
either a muse or a young priestess assist
ing at some festical, . which was dis
covered 30 years ago in the Villa of
Prince Aldobrandinl at Anzio. was re
ported to have been purchased by the
Italian government. The sum of 96,000
was allotted for its purchase, and the en
thusiasm of lovers of art here and In
other lands was enkindled at the pros
pect of seeing it in a museum and study
ing its exquisite, workmanship- to better
advantage than could be given by the
numerous photographs of It that were
In December, 1S78, the steep banks of
the Villa Aldobrandinl were sapped and
a mass of earth fell seaward, bringing
in its fall this statue which for centuries
had been concealed from view in the
earth which covered the ruins in the
grand residence in which It originally
stood. After the storm abated the fair
white marble figure was discovered lying
on the shore where it had fallen. It re
Froca $25 to $35
Fronm $35 to $50
From $50 to $35
mained in the Villa Aldobrandinl during
the last 29 years, until the Italian gov
ernment offered to purchase it.
Now, ' however, a new spirit prevails.
The ministry of public instruction inter
pellated the Council of State concerning
the purchase. In order that the latter
might pronounce on the question of the
proprietorship of the soil in which the
statue was found. Now the Council of
State has said that since the statue was
found upon the seashore, it becomes ths
duty of the Ministry of Finance to pro
nounce concerning the rights of the
Now the Ministry of Finance must de
cide, and afterwards the Council of State
will pronounce its definite decision. The
present proprietor meanwhile keeps the
statue in the Villa at Anzio. An Ameri
can millionaire offered $120,000 for the
work, but the government claimed the
NAPLES HAS RENT WAR
Thousands of Tenants Kcfuse
Pay or to Move.
NAPLES, Jan. 4. (Special.) Naples is
in the throes oj something very closely
resembling civil war, owing to the rise
of house rent, which has been artificially
put up by a syndicate of builders. Nearly
5000 people have refused hot only to pay
their rent, but even to leave their houses,
and the number of these passive resisters
Is so large that it is impossible to dis
Now the authorities have decided to
evict them by force. The garrison has
been reinforced by 800 soldiers, 1000 cara
bineers and 250 policemen, to meet all
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Two Different Programmes
same: prices both concerts
Lower floor, except last 3
Lower floor, iast 3 rows. 2.00
Balcony, first 4 rows 2.00
Balcony, next 5 rows.... 1.50
Balcony, last 5 rows X.OO
Entire gallery no reserve l.OO
Boxes 15. OO