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flttf SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, AUGUST 4, 1912.
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CATHRINE COUNTISS IS
At the Early Age of 7 Tears Star at Heilig Theater Developed Fondness
for the Glare of tne rootiignra.
ragtime, as is any musical form that
has Its origin in the emotional expres
sion of a people."
The group at the table stared in
astonishment, and each individual men
tajly asked the man's forgiveness for
him with the Daranoi-
acs.. Miss Tucker proffered a chair,
wnian ne rerusea wiin maims.
'"TK evrufina H nil fhat TT1 H it P 8
ragtime represents the crude effort of
the negro to transrer to tne
r U mnHArn nianAfnrt th Kftlf beat
of the banjo; in brief, to make one
medium copy the tone or anoiner ui-
dlum by musical expression.
Ao-ofn fla TnnkAr ankeri him to sit
down, and again he refused with
thanks, and went on to say:
"I should not have intruded were
It not for my desire to dispute Miss
Tucker's contemptuous regard of the
appeal of ragtime in its melodic aspect.
Tint tlne mvnfctna tort form of composi
tion will one day have its place in
serious music, as surely as the folk
songs of Russia and of Hungary are
given place in the great compositions
of a Tschaikowsky or a Smetana! You
can no more deride the ragging that
is to come to us from the musical soul
of the negro than you can deride the
broken beat of the song of the Hindu
devotee who sits of a morning with
his tom-tom on the banks of the
Ganges seeking with song to propi
tiate the sun.. Take tne case 01
Dl.aaa I nurn " uftked fl Tl O til T Of
the ladies, pushing a chair toward the
Interesting ana eiunuacu
cmiiiniriv ho n train waved his hand
in refusal, and then said, with the all-
sufficient air or a man raaxing wimi
he regards as an unnecessary explana
'I can't sit down. You see, both my
legs are made or tnin giasa.
WAS about 7 years old when I de
I elded to fo upon the stage," says
Cathrlne Countlss, who is playing
a fine engagement at the Hellig. "My
father was the oldest newspaper pub
lisher in Texas, and wrote his own crit
icisms mighty clever ones they were,
too. He usually took me to the. theater
with him. I was the best little first
nighter in Penison. and my passion for
the drama spread like one of our own
prairie fires. My favorite dramas were
The Hidden Hand" and 'East Lynne,'
and I wept tears enough over them to
flood a city reservoir.
"I was about 13 when I got my first
chance in an amateur performance. It
was a musical comedy for charity. I
was the gay soubrette. Everybody,
from the postmaster to the town con
stable, said I had a great future. I
wanted to take the first train for New
York and become comic opera prima
donna at the Casino. My mother, a
sagacious and conservative woman of
the sturdy southwestern pioneer type,
compromised by sending me to a Mary
land convent for two years; but all the
time the theatrical bee 'n my bonnet
never ceased buzzing.
"How did I get on the professional
stage? 1 Just made up my mind to go,
and I went. It was in a New York
stock company. I was an 'extra lady."
So was Frances Starr. We began on
the same night, and got up early next
morning to buy the papers; but by
some fatal omission wo were not men
tioned. 'The Moth and the Flame' was
the play. I blackened up, and did a
song and dance in the amateur theat
rical scene of the first act. Then I
made a lightning change to white face
and was a housemaid. After that I was
a wedding guest in the church scene.
Miss Starr was another. She forgot
her one line and I spoke it. At the end
of the week I was handed a salary en
velope containing 7, and I had ex
pected JSO. Thereupon I Indignantly
resigned; but the manager betrayed no
SOPHIE TUCKER TAUGHT
BY UNKNOWN PARANOIAC
Passing Stranger Includes Himself in the Conversation, but Refuses Chair
Because His "Legs Are Made of Thin Glass."
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MISS SOPHIE TICKER.
SOPHIE TUCKER, the Jennie "Wimp
of "Louisiana Lou," was among
the professionals who provided a
recent entertainment at Dunning dur
ing the engagement of the piece In
Chicago. She Joined a group of men
and women at tea following her last
song, the while she looked on at the
remainder of the entertainment. Pacr
Ing up and down by the table was a
tall, distinguished looking man who,
all present felt certain, was one of a
score of men that had been pointed
out earlier to the visitors as "delu
sional paranoiac, harmless but Incur
able." A lady at the tea table asked
Miss Tucker why she confined herself
well nigh entirely to ragtime songs.
"Because," replied Miss Tucker, "they
really make small demand on the sing
ing voice, and can be delivered with
out fatigue If one knows how to make
the accompanist take care of the mel
ody while employing only the speak
The man stopped pacing, turned to
the table, asked pardon for the intru
sion, and began:
"I heard what you said. Miss Tucker,
and should like to try to show you
that you are' mistaken. The melodic
Muzzled Spitz Bewails New
Jaw-Locking Device -
Ordinance Falls to "Make Hit" With
Little Wlilte Dot as He Tubs to
Be Freed of Contrivance ot Which
He Knows Not Use.
THE dog muzzling ordinance may be
popular with the medical frater
nity, but it does not "make a hit" with
a little white Spits dog. one of the
kind that couldn't be Induced to bite
for any consideration, which lives on
Hall street between West Park and
Tenth streets. Neither Is it popular, at
least as far as It concerns the canine
In question, with those who yesterday
witnessed the frantic efforts of this
Innocent little citizen of the dog king
dom to rid himself of a muzzle.
The Spitz didn't know Just what to
make of the contrivance which bound
his Jaws and practically prevented his
opening bis mouth. Sitting out in front
of the residence which houses his
owner, he alternately yowled In de
spair, or sought In vain to remove the
muzzle by rubbing it against the steps',
a tree or a telegraph pole. Unsuccess
ful in this he would try with his paws
but the pesky thing refused to move,
and then there were more pitiful wails.
As his auditors moved on the Spitz
was still protesting In the only way
he knew how against the presence of
the Jaw-locking device.
WAR FAMINE PERIL SEEN
Germany Advised to Prepare for
Food Shortage In Hostile Time.
BERLIN. Aug. 3. (Special.) Dr.
Felix Somary, an economist, discussed
Germany's food supply in war-time in
a suggestive article in Professor
Schmoller"s Jahrbucher. He foresees
grave peril from the "encircling" of the
Fatherland by hostile armies and
fleets, and advocates the novel proj
ect of building forthwith gigantic
warehouses for the storing of at least
2,000,000 tons of wheat. He estimates
that the cost of purchasing and hus
banding the wheat, including the con
struction of steel and cement storage
vaults, would be approximately $100.
000,000. which he thinks would be a
cheap, investment, viewed from the
standpoint of the vital emergency it is
sought to meet.
The $6,000,000 a year interest which
the project Involves, if carried out with
borrowed capital, in dismissed by Dr.
Somery as a bagatelle. He thinks
Germans are concentrating their atten
tion too exclusively on the purely mili
tary side of a great European war, and
neglecting the vital question of physi
Norman Angell. author of "The Great
Illusion," Is paying his first visit t)
Germany to expound his doctrine of
the futility of war. He addressed a
cosmopolitan gathering recently under
the auspices of the Foreign Press As
sociation of Berlin. Mr. Angell's book
is shortly to be brought out in a new
German edition. He recognizes that
the Fatherland is something more than
diffident soil for the propagation of
his doctrine, but as Its appeal is made
primarily to economists and business
men, he is hopeful it may not be denied
a worthy hearing in this land of am
bitious industrial and financial energy.
LONDON GIRLS DISAPPEAR
In Tear Statistics Show 1118 Be
tween 1 0 and 1 6 Year 6 Missing.
LONDON. Aug. 3. (Special.) The
Home Secretary gives in the Parlia
mentary papers a set of astounding
figures regarding the number of
women who were reported to the Lon
don police as having disappeared dur
ing the last 11 months. In Teply to
Mr. Snowden, he writes:
"During the last 12 months 1118 girls
between the ages of 10 and IS were
reported to the metropolitan police as
missing. Of these. 1102 were traced.
"Two thousand six hundred and seventy-six
women of all ages above 16
were reported as missing and 2540 of
them were traced.
"In the case of the 16 girls and 136
women who were not traced, their ab
sence is in many cases explainable, for
such reasons as having absconded to
avoid paying debts, having quarreled
with friends or husbands, and a variety
of other causes.
"One woman is known" to have gone
abroad with a foreigner with whom
she had been keeping company."
ARCHAEOLOGISTS TO MEET
Rome Prepares to Entertain Antique
ROME, Aug. 3. (Special.) An In
ternational Archaeological Congress
will be held in Rome early In October
and a great many are expected to at
tend the meetings of its 12 different
sections. The committee Is a stronir
one B-nd the programme includes, be
sides the ordinary work of the sec
tions, visits to the excavations at Os
tla and Cerveterl an4 excursions to
Sardinia. Calabria and Sicily. Reduc
tions on the British, French and Ital
ian railways have been promised to the
It is feared that the new scheme for
bringing the proposed Ostla Railway
into the city will do considerable dam
age to the buried remains of the Cir
cus Maximus, which, it had been hoped,
would some day have been excavated.
The plan of the engineers in to sub
stitute, for the previous scheme of two
tubes under the Palatine and Capitol,
Seventh ind Taylor Streets
Phone Mala 1 and A 1123
4&T w t Y T O BEGINNING Bargain
fN 1 J H I 3 "TONIGHT 8:1 S Toeday and Wednesday
EXTRA MAT. TUESDAY
OwlmsT to the EnnrmoiM Demand
Any Seat 23 Cent.
The Actress That AH Portland Lores
Supported by SYDNEY AYRE8 and the En
tire Hla-h-Claaa Company
The Famous Human Nature Book Play of
Comedy and Sentiment
The Awakening of Helena Richie
In Which Mlas Countlss Succeeded Margaret
THE WEEK TO
Sunday, Aug.ll, Miss Countiss' Engagement Resumes
y.nCd TZrr The Girl With the Green Eyes
PRICES EVENINGS, -75c, 50e, 35c, 25c. Both Matinees, Any Seat 25c
Seventh nnd Taylor Streets
Phones Main 1 and A 1123
3 Beginning Next Thur., Aug. 8
LA SALLE houe
(Mr. Harry Askln, Muarliig Director)
Makes known In this city lta all-season, 35d performances, musical com
Written hy Addison Burkhardt and Frederick Donagbey, music by Ben M.
ORIGINAL COMPANY AND PRODUCTION
Harrr Hanion, Helena Sallnser, Robert O'Connor, Bessie De Vole, Lester
Crawford, Eleanor Henry. Mortimer Weldon, George T. berrels
BEST S CHORUS
pTT-1?C Both Evening and saturoay miinRi
Lower Floor, $IM. Balcony, $1.00, 75c, 50c. Gallery, 50c.
SEAT SALE OPENS NEXT TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1 A. M.
a tunnel across the old Vicus Tuscus.
This will also prevent the exploration
of the Lupercal.
Commendatore Bonl is busily continuing-
the excavations on the Pala
tine. In the course of them he has
found a number of votive offerings
of the second or third century, B. C,
including an admirable representation
of a camel. He has also laid bare
what waa probably a vivarium for
The work of draining the lowest
church of S: Clemente has been begun.
"CORPSE" COMES TO LIFE
Youth Objects to Mother Dressing
Dead Body In His Clothes.
PARIS, Aug. 3. (Special.) The ap
pearance ti a man at the moment when
what was supposed to be his body was
being placed In the coffin led to a
dramatic scene at Courebvoie. a suburb
TTVt . niffht a vonne man threw
himself Into the Seine from the Pont
de Neuilly. Yesterday morning a
corpse was recovered and was identi
fi a hnv nAmpfi Arriax as his 19-
year-old brother, Hubert, who had dis
appeared irom nome aner a ijmniei.
The corpse having also been identified
by the mother, the authorities gave
permission for the remains to be taken
to Mme. Arrias' house for the funeral.
TV.. ..nHortaltprq -were fastenlne: down
the coffin when shrieks were heard
from the staircase, and a woman criea,
"It is he! The corpse has come to life!
Help!" Amid screams the mourners
made a rush for the street.
In the midst of the din Hubert Arrias
wdivaii imfitnirc and exDlained that he
had decided to live at a hotel in the
future, but rememDering nis mowers
promised present had come for his
.lAtl... 17. tmraa mnnt InillTIJLnt tO find
that a corpse was dressed In them.
The youmg man is still a corpse in
the eyes of the law. At the mayoralty.
where he called to announce his return
to life, he was informed politely that
he was dead. He has now retired to
the country pending his recall to life
by the Seine Tribunal.
0.-W. R. & X. Acts Slowly.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
With the Spokane, Portland & Seattle
acquiescing In agreeing to carry chil
dren's exhibits to and from the State
Fair free on the Astoria & Columbia
River, the Oregon Trunk and other
lines in that connection, all the roads
In the state except the O.-W. R. & N.
have now notified the Superintendent
of Public Instruction that such exhibits
will be carried free.
There are 10 motor lifeboats in u on
the coasts of Oreat BrttlnJ
Cor. Vausbn and Twenty-fourth Sta.
JULY 30, 30, 31, AUGUST 1, 2, 3, 4.
Games BrEln Weekdays at StOO P. M.
Sundays at 2:30 P. M.
LADIES' DAY FRIDAY.
Boys Under 12 Free to Bleachers
FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC,
CONGREGATION TEFFERETH ISRAEL
TODAY AT ROHSES' PARK.
Big pavilion. Free dancing afternoon
and evening, first-class music. Bowling
alley. Refreshments served at the
grounds. Take Fulton cars at Second
street and Morrison. Jolly good time
for all. Don't fall to come.
THE KING'S POWER 2 Reels Absolutely Defies Comparison
Superb Acting Photography Perfect.
' , OTHER STANDARD QUALITY FEATURES.
ONE OF THE HONOR SftUAD -A
picture about the New Ttork
police, where today the world
stands shocked at murder done
to shield shameless graft.
Three other lllma, 2 musical acta.
Votlna- still on for the BABY
A Life for a Kins. Thrilling.
Farmer Allen's Daughter. Comedy.
Romnnce of Palm Garden. Artistic
Tomorrow Bud Anderson In Life
In a Training; Camp.
SUNNYSIDE "Pride of the East Side"
TREASURE TROVE For Youth and Age.
GAUMONT WEEKLY Regular Every Sunday.
WHERE THERE'S SOAP THERE'S HOPE 1000 Feet Good Laughs
THE LION'S REVENGE Thrilling but not Sensational.
MRS. DOURIA in Old Scotch Melodies.
Theater Comfortably Seats 500.
Portland's Roof Garden 1200 Feet Above the City
GRAND FREE DISPLAY OP FTOEWORKS EVERY
Free Scenic Amusement Park. High-Class Attractions. Open
Air Rink. Picnic Grounds in Old Apple Orchard.
ADMISSION TO GROUNDS FREE
Phones Main 6 and A 1020
m - a ft
VS NSJvJA-f VI V
Beginning Monday Matinee, Aug. Sth
AN ALL-COMEDY BILL
M.Gej. H W- C. HeldS Ve,,, Could
41111 v,w Impersonations 12
Present "TOUT H," TL M 1 n u te. With the
a Comedy Playlet by 111C
Edgar Allen Woolf n.i , n .
Van Brothers Bradshaw Brothers
Harmony and Comedy In an Act of Comedy Contortions
Belmont and Harl The Stanleys
Th Man The Girl And the Piano Silhouette Fun In Shadowland
"daiZ 1 Orchestra Pictures M"nL
EVENING PRICES IS, 20, 25 and 50c
DAILY MATIXEE, 15c, 25c, BOc. HOLIDAY MATIX EES Night Prices
MATINEE EVERY DAY
111 I HI II
Week Aug. 5th
SULLIVAN & CONSIDINE
Special Summer Prices
Nights, 10c and 20c Matinees, Any Seat, 10c
"Models of Jardin de Paris" 1
A Rollicking Musical Satire on H
French Student Ltf H
A Blp-Rorlnr Laugh Producer J) LJSL AJJJ) VERNON
JOHNWHITE'SCOMEDYCIRCUS Character Singing .Comediennes
CONSTANCE WINDOM & CO. YERONI, YERDI AND BROTHER
Playing the Comedy Triumph, "An "The Elf and the Musical Maid"
Extra Added Feature
The Swedish Dialect Comedian
TWILIGHT PICTURES ORCHESTRA
MATINEE EVERY DAY, 2:30
UNEQUALED VAUDEVILLE SEVENTH AND ALDER ST3.
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, Aug. Sth
The Greatest of All European Novelties. Featuring "The Peath of Cleo
patra." Considered Greatest Mechanical Production on the Stage Today
Max Witt's Southern Girls Francesca Redding & Co.
In Songs of the Sunny South In "Honora"
Raymond Williams and Wolfus
The Celebrated Acrobatic Juggler In "Plano-Fun-Ology"
Pantagescope Pantages Orchestra
Latest Animated Events H. K. Evenson. Director
POPULAR PRICES. MATINEE DAILY. Boxes and First ilorr Balcony
Reserved. Box Office Open From JO A. M. to 10 P. M. Pbones. A 2230,
Main 4636. Curtain 2i30, 7:15 and .
Portland's Greatest Amusement Park
LAST WEEK OF
BOYD & OGLE
EVERY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
GREAT SHOW MUST CLOSE SATURDAY
ALL THE USUAL CIRCUS ATTRACTIONS
TAKE ANY CAR FOR THE OAKS 5 CENTS
FAST LAUNCHES FROM MORRISON BRIDGE