The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 29, 1910, SECTION THREE, Page 5, Image 35

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    THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAXD, MAY 23, 1910.
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HUNDRED BOYS WORKING ON ROMAN
LADDERS-SOCIETY CIRCUS FEATURE
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Great Vim Shown by Youngsters at Rehearsals, and Mastery of Stunts Indicates They Will Give Finished
Performance.
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GROUP OF JVMOR BOYS IS THEIR, ROMAN LADDEIt AND PYRAMID STUNTS.
THE sight of 100 junior boys, in
some cases as low as 7 years old,
performing simultaneously on Ro
man ladders will be one of- the nu
merous spectacular features of the M.
A. A. C.-Hunt Club Society Circus, June
8. June 10 and June 11. on Multnomah
Field. The accompanying .picture shows
one section of this act. Three sets of
Roman ladders.' two on "the ground
and one on a platform, will be em
ployed by the 100 -youthful performers
wearing the picturesque Multnomah
suits that have added o much to acts
of the kind In past performances.
Great vim Is shown by the young
sters In their rehearsals. They run to
the ladders with the dash of profes
sionals, and their evolutions are so ac
curate as to remind the spectator of
the same class of acrobats. This act is
a favorite of Professor Robert Krohn.
and for weeks the boys have been in
training for it.
Applause greeted Professor Krohn's
announcement at the Society Circus
smoker Friday night, in the M. A. A.
C. gymnasium, that the intermediate
gavotte would be elaborated for the
Society Circus. This crack act was the
hit of the evening at. the Multnomah
Spring Carnival in the Armory in April,
and with the outdoor staging and an
added cast of dancers la expected to be
a stellar feature.
Professor Krohn read the list of So
ciety Circus acts at the smoker, and
the magnitude of the affair was a
revelation to the crowd. There were
27 numbers, which Professor Krohn
said was seven more than any circus
had hitherto attempted in Portland.
The time of the entire 27, however,
has been boiled down to a little over
two hours.
FINANCIAL EAST LOOKS TO OREGON
FOR FUTURE SUPPLY IN BIG TIMBER
Prominent Chicago Banker Declares New Railroads and Better Communication With Markets Will Put State in
Forefront of Lumber Producers Senatorial B ribery Scandal Awakens Illinois Republicans.
BY JONATHAN PALMER
CHICAGO. May 28. (Special.) That
the wondjerful development of the
State of Oregon is in large part re
ponsible for the unusual money situa
tion in this city and other financial cen
ters of the Middle West, is the belief of
Herman Waldeck, one of the vice-presidents
of the Continental National Bank,
the second institution of its kind In Chi
cago in point of capital and deposits.
Mr. Waldeck has Just returned from a
tour of the far Western states. He made
a olose and careful observation of cur
rent affairs, especially of the Northwest,
and expressed himself as surprised at the
money that is pouring into Oregon for de
velopment purposes. He found that there
is a heavy demand for funds from the
larger banking Institutions of that state.
' He was struck with what he called the
tremendous timber resources of Oregon
and said the movement to convert this
natural wealth into money, at the same
time providing a much-needed commodity
to the markets of the country, accounts
in large measure for the demand for
funds.
Mr. Waldeck was taking observations
primarily from the viewpoint of the
banker. As such, he believed, with other
bankers, that there is some abatement in
the land speculation which has brought
such pressure to bear on country banks,
but that the keen demand still exists and
that it must be reckoned with as an all
important factor in the -Western money
market.
Lumbermen Eyeing Oregon.
Eastern lumbermen naturally have had
their "eyes on Oregon as an increasingly
important source of future supplies. They
are keeping watch now more alertly than
ever, knowing that new railroads and
better communication with the markets
will put Oregon In the forefront as- a
lumber producer.
The opening up of immense tracts of
homestead lands is counted upon to in
duce a still greater volume of immigration
than the state has hitherto experienced.
In contemplating the movement to Ore
gon it is not forgotten that in the fiscal
year- ending in June, 19C9, Oregon was
second of the states in the volume of
receipts from the sales of public lands.
North Dakota alone surpassing her.
It Is now generally recognized in this
part of the country that the advantage
has swung to Oregon over its sister state,
hence a peculiar interest in Central Ore
gon and its prospective development.
There is a fascinating speculation as to
the city which shall become to that part
FRANCIS RICHTER, PORTLAND'S BLIND
PIANIST, WILL BE HEARD TUESDAY
After Three Years' Study Under Greatest Masters in Europe, Boy Musician Who Has Won Praise on Both Sides
of Atlantic Will Appear at Masonic Temple. ,
r PTER three years' study under
jk the direction of the . greatest
m masters in Europe, and a year
of concertizing through the old world
capitals, marked by a series of un
broken trlumps, Francis RIchter, Port
land's blind pianist, is home again and
is to be heard in recital at the Mi
sonio Temple next Tuesday night.
While abroad Richter played many
programmes. There was one. however,
which, by reason of its Incomparable
arrangement, variety of technique and
breadth of selections, found particular
favor with European critics. It was
given In Paris. London and Vienna
with tremendous success. So deep was
the Impression created that news of
it was carried to this country by cable
and letters. The American musical
Journals gave extensive space to the
accomplishment. This splendid list of
offerings, which has come to be known
as "Richter'g London - Paris pro
gramme," will be m the one offered at
Masonlo Temple next Tuesday night.
On that occasion It will be given Its
Initial rendition in America.
The announcement that Francis
Richter is to appear in Portland has
caused widespread interest. Already
the Indications are that the auditorium
selected will not be large enough to
accommodate the hundreds who will
seek to hear the brilliant young pian
ist. The seat sale has been open for
two days at Eilers music house, and
block after block of tickets have been
purchased. Local people have followed
with much .interest the progress of
Richter abroad. They have read what
the world's most capable critics have
had to say regarding him. They have
heard that the eminent master, Les
chetizky, has pronounced this Portland
lad to be the planlstlc genius of the
age. On Tuesday night they intend to
go to Masonic Temple and Judge for
themselves.
Those who are fortunate enough to
secure seats for the Portland recital
will hear a remarkable programme
catholic in arrangement and interesting
alike to those who are students of the
piano and those who enjoy music more
particularly for the "tunefulness" of
it. It is interesting to note that Rich
ter has included one of his own com
positions, a "Scottish Fantasie," in the
list of offerings. This original work
has received much favorable comment
from the European masters.
Before Richter departed for Europe
his ability to give elaborate improvi
sions on a given theme was well known
to his local admirers. Since the an
nouncement of Tuesday's concert his
managers, Fitrpatrick & Norwood, have
received numerous requests asking that
he give a display of his talents for
improvising at the recital here. This
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FRANCIS RICHTER, WHO WILL, RENDER PROGRAMME TUESDAY
NIGHT
character of playing do toI as a
rule., appear on any concert programme.
It is probable, however, that such will
be introduced as an encore on Tues
day night if the audience demands it.
Richter's complete programme fol
lows: 1. (a) Prelude and Fugue in C minor.
Bach.
(b Pastoral capricio, Scarlatti.
3. Sonata Apassionata. Beethoven,
(a) Des Abends. Schumann.
(b) Scottish fantasie. Francis Richter.
(a) Fantasie In F minor.
b Polonaise in A flat. Chopin.
A la Campagne, Leschetlzky.
(a Jeu des ondes-etude.
(b) Consolation, romance.
c) Primula Veris-lntermezzo.
(d Melody a la Mazurka,
(e) Danse a la Russe.
Jardins sous la pluie.
Sofree dans Grenade. Iebuy.
Rhepeodie Espagnole, Liszt.
of Oregon what Spokane Is to Washing- 1
ton.
Bribery Awakens Republicans.
Fear that the Senatorial bribery scan
dal will endanger the success of the party
next Fall has taken hold upon the Re
publican leaders of Illinois. The White
confession and the grand Jury proceed
ings which have followed have drawn the
lines more sharply than ever within the
party. With Senator Lorimer contend
ing that the bribery sensation is eimply
the outward evidence of a conspiracy of
his enemies in the party to ruin him
politically and drive him from the future
counciles of the party, and with those
enemies insisting the Investigation should
be pursued to the end, the Republican
schism becomes a.cute.
Even before the grand jury got busy
the stand-pat element of the party began
to dread the results of the Congressional
election next Fall. This stand-pat ele
ment includes the entire Republican Illi
nois delegation in Congress. The de
grees of their "stand-patism" vary con
siderably, but all are to be classed on that
side.
Governor Deneen cannot be classed as
an insurgent, but ne is a progressive who
tempers his policy somewhat to expedi
ency. He is among those who wish to
see the Lorimer affair exposed to the
limit. Already there is talk of a coali
tion between Deneen, Mayor Busse and
some of the political satellites of these
two against the Lorimer crowd. It is
a situation that promises to become more
and more menacing to the party posi
tion. As the Republicans grow apart there'
is seemingly a disposition on the part of
the Democratic factions in Chicago and
the state to get together. If these two
processes ..continue, the Democrats will
have a great chance to break down the
Congressional stronghold in Illinois. This
chance is all the brighter because, while
official Illinois has stood rather stauch
ly behind the National Administration,
there are many in. the rank and file of
both old parties who are in the mood
to make protest at the ballot box. There
are two kinds of insurgency preparing to
make trouble.
AVI II Veterans Hide in Antos?
There Is wondering how many of the
veterans of the Civil War will accept the
invitation of citizens to ride In automo
biles Monday and how many will prefer
to march afoot. Few old soldiers who
take part in the Memorial exercises this
year will be under fio years old.
A big percentage of them will be 70 and
upwards. It Is said that in the last two
or three years as many soldiers have
died from overexertion in Memorial day
marches as were killed in some of the
battles of the. Rebellion. Chicago does
not wish to contribute to this death rate
this year, hence the volunteering of auto
mobile owners to offer their machines.
Old Army men Generals, Colonels and
Captains are admittedly grateful for the
tender of cars, but they, express the ex
pectation that many a soldier who should
ride in defense of his health will delib
erately scorn the automobiles and tramp
through the streets behind the fife and
drum as In the old. days. The pride of
endurance that waa born in war days,
they say, has not died. Veterans wiU
risk their lives knowingly because they
feel that in marching on foot they will
better honor the memory of the dead.
Chicago to Beat Paris on Light.
- By an arrangement Just entered into.
Chicago expects to get back In instafl
ments the $50,000,000 paid for the drain
age canal and at the same time to be
come the most brilliantly lighted city in
the world not excepting Paris. This has
been the dream of a decade, but only in
the last fortnight has it reached the
stage of an early concrete reality
dlSwr0t.Ufh Vntract wltn the sanitarv
district board of trustees, Chicago is to
wUhin10th00 mre elGCtrlC TC HjVt.
within three years, not less than 3000
of these new lights to be installed in
a single year of the three. This will
mean nearly double the number of
lights now used. The additional expense
will be only $130,000 a year. The sav
ing to the city will come partly in the
economy of this plan as compared with
any other that might have been adopted
and partly in the better service the
same number of policemen will be able
to give at night in the way of protec
tion against holdup men and burglars.
The arrangement with the sanitary
district is that the current of the wa
ter which flows down through the
drainage channel shall be used to gen
erate electric energy for the lighting
of the city. At one place -there is a
fall of 36 feet. Here the waters are
harnessed by turbine wheels and the
dynamic force is transmuted into elec
tric power.
It has been pretty well demonstrated
that when Chicago ma Ires the fu'lest
possible use of the energy of the drain
age canal it will save at least $1,000,000
a year. Already a limited utilization
of this force results In an economy of
$234,000 annually. Eventually, accord
ing to the prophecy of aldermen, alleys
will be lighted as thoroughly as
streets.
AVar Veterans Yet Alive.
On the eve of Memorial day. a Civil
War veteran at the- National Home at
Danville, 111., gives some interesting
figures about the old soldiers. Ac
cording to his statistics there were
cared for in 1909 in the National homes
34.938 soldiers, and in state homes 20.
669. During that year there were 24S2
deaths. In the homes' there were 32,
784 pensioners who received $4,203,662
during the year, an average of $167.38
per capita. The annual cost of main
tenance was $184.38 per capita, making
a total of $351.76 for each old soldier
in the homes that the Government pro
vides ior the support and comfort of
the Nation's defenders.
At the Danville home there la an
average of two deaths every three days.
Irr the cemetery for soldiers there lie
buried 1200 veterans about half the
number of those who survive in the
home. From this time onward it la
expected the death rate will grow rap
idly. In 20 years few of the Civil
War veterans in the -home will be
alive, but many Spanish-American War
soldiers are knocking at the doors.
There are 200 of these at Danville and
a goodly number at the Dayton, Leav
enworth. Marlon and Santa Monica
homes. The Government doubtless will
be maintaining soldiers' homes for 60
years yet. whether there be another
war or not.
In the Danville home there Is a move
ment to persuade Congress to increase
pensions. Under the present law vet
erans who have reached the age of 62
years draw $12 a month. After 65
years $15 is the pension and after 75
It is $20 with no further increases. Dan
ville "vets" demand $30 for all ages
but they have not succeeded In working
"Uncle Joe" Cannon up to that pitch of
support.
Dowle's Successor Surprises.
It appears that Wilbur Glenn Vollva's
imprisonment for refusal to satisfy a
court Judgment did not break the spirit
or daunt the business courage of the
man who would be the true successor
of John Alexander Dowie in wealth,
power and influence over the people of
Zion City. About the time Voliva was
believed to be down and out, his rivals
for control of the Dowie plant awoke
to find that Voliva had been given an
option on the entire. Zion estate by Re
ceiver Thomas.
Voliva declines to say how much
money is involved in the transaction,
but he declares there is nothing ian
stop his plans. According to an esti
mate made last December the estate is
workh $1,400,00. The property, in the
receiver's hands on which Voliva holds
tia option, Includes 3000 acres of farm
PORT
LAND - SP
FLYER
OKANE
BETWEEN
PORTLAND AND SPOKANE
DAILY
Leaves PORTLAND at 6 P. M.
Arrives SPOKANE Next Morning 7:30.
A Strictly High-Class Limited Train
Electric Lighted Throughout.
romptly on Time
Stops at Hood River and The Dalles.
Its superior equipment includes an Observation Car, Drawing
Room and Sleeping Cars, Dining Car, Tourist Sleeping Cars and
Free Reclining Chair Cars.
Purchase tickets and obtain all desired information at the City
Ticket Office, Third and Washington Sts., or at Union Depot.
WM. McMURRAY, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon
land, 800 acres of lake-front land, 2400
city lots in Zion, contracts, notes and
accounts valued at $120,000, 20 resi
dences in Zion and 20 business houses.
Through the option Voliva controls the
Medinah hospice, the fire and police de
partment building, plumbing shop, livery
stable, bakery, laundry, the college build
ing and a photograph studio. He already
owns the administration building, the
tabernacle and the general stores of the
town. If Voliva reaches the full stature
of Dowie in power, it is expected he will
be an even more autocratic leader than
was the founder of the colony. He is
much the same ecrt of fighter, though
without the ability of Dowie to be suave
when occasion requires.
Rabies Remedy Doesn't Pan Out.
Dr. John J. Miller failed to interest the
City Council In his proposal to distribute
1O00 small drinking basins throughout the
city, where dogs might slake their thirst
In the hot days of Summer. Dr. Miller
advocated the basin plan partly out of
considerations of kindliness' for the dogs,
but more as a preventive of scares of
rabies.' Many apparent cases of rabies,
he said, are simply evidences' of a dog's
torture from thirst. The Judiciary com
mittee of the City Council did not take
the proposition seriously because its
members thought the plan impractical.
The basins would either be stolen or
would be left unfilled, and In either case
they would stand as a reflection upon
the good impulses of the citizens.
An ordinance of the City of Mexico, by
the way, requires stoiekeepers and busi
ness men in general to keep pans of fresh
water convenient for thirsty dogs. The
ordinance has been in force a long time.
The pans are said to serve a good pur
pose in that they make the muzzling of
dogs unnecessary.
Lake Michigan's steady manufacture of
land is about to precipitate one of the
most momentous series of law suits In
the history of Chicago. Indifferent to the
proprietorship of the advancing lake
front for many years, the state and city
finally jarred themselves into a realiza
tion that private firms and individuals
were appropriating this land as fast as
it formed and tislnr It as their own. That
meant that Chicago was negligently re
linquishing Its chance to have one of tha
most beautiful waterfronts In the world
and was allowing its poorer classes to be
deprived of a delightful recreation,
ground.
Wonder of wonders! The packers are
lowering the cost of the better cuts of
beef. Behind this reduction is seen the
effect of the campaign of education for
the use of the plates, chucks and rounds1
in palatable dishes. So many families
have followed the directions of chiefs
and food connoisseurs that the demand
for the cheaper cuts doubled in the last
five months. Consequently, say the pack
ers, they were obliged to reduce th&
prices for ribs and loins to equalize tho
demand for the inexpensive portions of
the carcass. The quotations for the
cheaper grades remain unchanged.
Letter-Carrler Appointed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 28. Arden F. Mackley was
today appointed a letter carrier in
Portland, beginning June 1.
The Beautiful Tone of the
Packard Piano
is becoming more and more famous
each succeeding year
If you have not tried a late, up-to-date Packard you should come
to our store, see and hear this piano for yourself.
Tou won't be disappointed the Packard Piano tone is beautiful,
with a charm wholly its own.
We have arranged a splendid display
for this week new casings not shown
before will surely interest you
Stop in a few minutes it's a pleasure for us to show them.
Easy terms of payment if you like and you know the lowest price
consistent with quality always prevails at this store.
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Steinway Player-Pianos and Victor
and Other Pianos Organs Talking Machines
Sherman If lay & Co.
Sixth sod Morrison Opposite Post Office
Steinway, A. B. Chase, Everett, Ludwig. Packard,
Conover, Estey, Emerson,
Kurtzmann, Kingsbury, Cable, Wellington Pianos