The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 06, 1913, SECTION FIVE, Page 2, Image 54

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Strikers Reproduce Scenes of Strife in Big Pageant Dam Stems Waters of Mississippi River Pope Honors Americans Mammoth Ship in Service Police Women, Patrol Board Walk. '
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i SW YORK. July
The Paterson, N. J., silk strike.
with its picket lines, incendiary
apetches and riots, was foug-ht all over
again at Madison Square' Garden last
month in a big- dramatic six-episode
pageant, enacted entirely by the strik.
ers themselves. The most somber epi
sode of all was the portraying of the
funeral of a man killed by a police
man's bullet.
The Keokuk dam, which will stem
the waters of the Mississippi River at
Keokuk. Ia., rapidly is nearing com
pletion. -It will be the largest in the
world, except one, the Assouan. The
waters passing through its 30 turbines
will generate 250,000 horsepower,
enough to light every public and pri
vate lamp, run every streetcar and
turn every factory wheel in every Mls
elppl Valley city and town from St.
Paul to St. Louis.
Milton and Sargent Aborn have been
chosen by the backers of the new opera
company in New York to direct its ar
tistic and business ends. A fund of
$300,000 is being raised as a guarantee
and the members of the City Club com
mittee having the matter in charge are
ptlmlBtic about the returns from pur
chases of the company's stock. The
Aborns have been, with Henry Sav
age, the most successful producers of
higher grade operas in the United
States. Charles Locke and others have
produced operas at a loss from time to
time but the Aborns and Savage have
made money from opera. The Aborns
are going abroad shortly to select
ringers for the new company. They
have outlined their plan, which is to
produce different operas for one week
An effort va made to learn public
taste in the choice of operas and a
vote taken showed that "Aida" was the
most popular of the heavy operas,
so "Aida" will open this season at the
6, (Special.) Century Theater, which hereafter will
be known as the Century Opera-house.
It is likely that "Tristan and Isolde" will
be the second opera, for it was second
choice of the voters in the expression
of popular taste. It la intended to have
these operas sung In the language In
which they were written and not in
English at least for the first season.
The price of seats will be 2. The
Century is admirably adapted to opera.
It was used by the Metropolitan Opera
Company for the production of its
lighter works one season".
Falling in line with other cities,
Newport has Just appointed two po
licewomen. Their special . duty is to
patrol the boardwalk at the beach
and hear complaints of women and
children. They wear a. simple uniform
with a round flat-topped hat.
To a party of Americans was accord
ed the honor of being the first tour
ists to see Pope Pius after his recent
illness. ' The Pope stood on a balcony,
overlooking the courtyard of the Vati
can, bestowing blessings on Americans
One of the interesting types of tne
Philippine Islands is the Moro warriors
that engaged in battle with American
soldiers. The Moros have been the
hardest tribe to subdue.
The world's largest ship Is the steam,
ship Imperator. It was built by the
Hamburg-American line and reached
New York on her maiden trip recently.
She is the last word in ships. Her
great size has made it possible to equip
her with many original features never
before enjoyed at sea. including in ad
dition to the regular cabins, a Roman
bath, gymnasium with running track, a
tennis court, etc. The Imperator has
84 lifeboats and also is equipped with
all the newest safety devices. A tour
ist crossing on this vessel may engage
a suite of 12 rooms, where he may en
Joy all the privacy of his own home.
Delegates Return From Annual Meetings of California and Washington
Mothers' Congress and Make Reports of Good Work Being Done.
TIE delegates appointed by the Ore
gon Congress of Mothers to attend
the annual meetings of the Cali
fornia and the "Washington State
branches have returned with enthus
iastic reports of the splendid work be
ing done.
Mrs. Julia LaBarre brings word
'from the California meeting at Berkely
that more than 90 delegates were pres
ent, with a good representation from
the State Federation. Fifty-nine new
circles have been organized during the
year, one circle alone having more than
400 members, and paying more than
$60 annual dues to the state body.
California is fortunate in having as
chairman of the membership commit
tee, Mrs. Noble, who is considered the
Queen of Membership workers. The
Legislative body reported a number of
hills put through at the recent ses
sion of the Legislature, one being the
red light and abatement hill, another
known as the kindergarten bill, which
makes the kindergartens a part of the
public schools; a motherhood bill was
passed which differs from the Ore
gon widow's pension bill in that
it provides for the maiden-mother as
well as for the wife-mother who is
widowed by reason of death or deser
tion. Excellent work is also .being done
In numerous reformatory lines, with the
assistance and support of probation
Mrs. H. L. Walter was royally re
ceived at the Seattle gathering, and
cites as an incentive to the Oregon
membership committee that Washing
ton has 136 affiliated circles, with a
total of 180 circles throughout the
state. Through the Influence of these
circles, 42 fresh-air schoolrooms have
been established as a part of the pub
lie school system, mostly in the City
of Seattle. In the annual address of
the President, reference was made to
the various good measures which have
been passed by the women within the
brief period of their citizenship, which
the women of Washington, D. C., con
sider simply wonderful, as it required
22 years of hard work on their part to
carry similar measures.
Some of the resolutions passed were
that effort should be concentrated on
the classification of crimes and that
they should be published on other than
the front page of the newspapersr that
a committee of mothers should be pres
ent at every session of the Juvenile
Court: that there should be a Domestic
Relations Jourt where divorce cases
could be tried without need of pub
licity. Washington Department Sought,
From the National Congress held in
Boston, word has been received that
a. resolution was passed providing for
a Home Department In Washington,
D. C, with the National President, Mrs.
Frederick Schoff, in charge: This Home
Department will be conducted along
the lines of the Portland Parents' Ed
ucational Bureau, but will specialize
more on good roads in country dis
tricts to prevent migration to the cities.
In this connection Dr. J. Stanley Hall
recommended that the Parent-Teacher
Circles co-operate with the University
Extension Departments.
The programme for Mothers' Con
fress day at Chautauqua, July 14, is
also under consideration. At the morn
Jng forum an address will be given on
The Federal Children s Bureau ' by
Lewis Merian, assistant chief of the
bureau, Washington, T. C, followed by
folk dances under the direction of Miss
Mabel Raab by the children from the
Alblna center of the People's Institute.
Plans for the afternoon have not as
yet been completed.
Last, but not least or, rather, first,
last and all the time interest centers
in the scoring of babies at the Parents'
Educational Bureau. This scoring is
not in any sense a contest, but merely
an opportunity for mothers to bring in
their babies, whether well and hearty
or puny and ailing, for scientific tests
and advice, which will be given abso
lutely free by the most eminent child
specialists of the city. It is truly sur
prising how much Interest has been
created in so short a time. Parents
are coming to realize how their habits
and environments affect the future
generation. One mother voluntarily
testified to the 111 effects of tobacco
and careless, thoughtless habits by
pointing out the difference in her two
children, the younger being superior to
the elder, due, she explained, to the
fact that neither she nor her husband
realized the sacredness and duties ' of
parenthood until after the first child, a.
delicate babe, came to them. The fath
er then ceased smoking, lived more out
of doors, slept in the fresh air and ex
ercised frpely, with the result that the
second child has perfect health and a
strong constitution.
Tribute Paid to Oregon.
Another mother paid a tribute to Ore
gon by presenting two hearty young
sters, born in Oregon, in comparison
with three delicate children born else
where. The three elder children, as she
puts it, "catch everything that comes
along in the way of an epjdemic," while
the two husky Oregonians axe free from
all ills. But Oregon cchildren will have
to look to their laurels if many such
babies as little Maxlne Lolita Figman
come to town. The little 1-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Figman
captivated the five specialists who were
summoned to fill out the official score
card for the real prize contest to be
held the following day. A special ex
amination was given for the reason
that little Miss Figman was to be car
ried away by Papa and Mamma Fla:-
man before the time of the contest at
the Multnomah Hotel. One of the
pnysictans who assisted with the spe
cial examination pronounced the Fia--
man baby a perfect child, full of energy
and histrionic ability. "Daughter of
an actor, daughter of an actress," said
the physician, "full of the spirit of in-
nerent qualities, constantly entertain
ing the audience present. With the
careful training and care provided by
the parents, giving the brain an oppor.
tunity to develop to its highest degree,
with this histrionic. Inherent ability
which the child shows in every move
ment, it Is quite likely that the world
win be treated in another quarter of
a century to a great acresa. named
fliaxine Joiita tigman."
Avio-ny uiuLiiers wnose little ones
nave tne sneiter or a permanent, fixed
home might well profit by the strin
gent system adopted in the. Figman
nursery, for there is a real nursery in
the private i car in which the family
travels. The child is cared for In ac
cord witn tne latest eugenic ideas. It
is Kept quietly, away from the lime
light, so that its nervous system and
brain development are not subjected
to tne usual turmoil or travel.
Many children who are considered
prodigies in their early youth become
very Hieaiocro in later years, duo jta
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the taxation of their Intellect during
that stage of rapid brain development
from 3 to 6 or 7 years of age.
French Factory Lass, Captured by
Tribesmen, Becomes Favorite.
PARIS, July 5. (Special.) Some
weeks ago Moroccan, tribesmen at
tacked a French factory and carried
off the manager's "petite amle," Eleo
nore Lloret. - El Haddin's harem be
ing presumably sufficiently well
stocked, the fair captive was handed
over by him to Mohammed Chegult,
the Rogul of Taza, who made her his
first favorite. To keep the whole af
fair in the lightsome tradition of comic
opera, the French High Commissioner,
M. Varjiier, opened negotiations for the
lady's ransom, first with El Haddin
and later with her lord and master,
the Rogul of Taza.
El Haddin expressed himself willing
to surrender the captive for $45 and a
magazine pistol, but the gallant Rogui,
in spite of the fact that his tribesmen,
under threat of rebellion, called upon
him to banish the infidel charmer, re
fused to surrender her, save at the
price of a golden Louis for every hair
of ber bead, On ibege terms Eleoaore
7pe of
is long likely to remain the queen of
his harem.
Advertisements Are Pretty.
PARIS. July. 5. (Special.) Now. that
the large advertising posters that were
so great a disfigurement of the country
on either side of the French railway
lines have been rendered Illegal, ad
vertisers on the Orleans Railway have
begun to plant flower beds of brilliant
colors In the fields on either side of
the line, with the flowers arranged so
as to spell the name of the goods to
which they are to call attention.
Post or Turkish Grand Vizier Harks
Back to Sultan Selim.
cial.) The office of Grand .Vizier is
becoming aa undesirable, now as it was
400 years ago, under Sultan Selim, the
Grim. It was regarded then as a high
road to execution, and "Mayest thou be
Sellm's Vizier!" was a common phrase
for "Strike you dead!"
Upon one occasion Selim consulted
his Viziers as to what should be done
concerning hi3 troubles with the Mam
luk ruler of Egypt. His secretary,
Mohammed, advised war, and Selim
was so pleased that he made him
Grand Vizier on the spot. But It re
quired a dose of the bastinado to per
suade Mohammed to take on the doubt
ful honor.
Danzig to Oust Thistles.
DANZIG, July 5. (Special.) A po
lice order published In a Danzig news
paper warns those concerned that all
thistles in fields and gardens must be
uprooted by the end of July. Disregard
of this order will mean a fine of J27.50
or imprisonment.
Centralia Roundhouse in Use.
CENTRALIA. Wash., July 5. (Spe
cial.) The new roundhouse recentlj
completed in Centralia by the Northern
Pacific was placed in service Tuesday
The shops will begin with a force ol
60 men, which will be increased as sooi
as the occasion demands.
Harriman Club to Camp.
The Harriman Club members have
decided to pass their vacations at Sea
view, Or., on the Garibaldi Beach. This
is one of the most attractive and pic
turesque places oa the Pacific Coast.