The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 11, 1915, SECTION FOUR, Page 5, Image 51

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Klaw & ErWer Put on Great "Review." Described as". Brilliant and Quickly Moving Kaleidoscopic Blend of Fun and Beauty-Glen MacDonough
Devises Play, Which, Strange to Relate, Has Idea Behind It That Is Carried Out Through Various Scenes.
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NEW YORK. April 10. (Special.)
fV seem to be running- to re
views this year and a new one,
which seems to bear every earmark of
success, is housed at the Knickerbocker
Theater. It is named "Fads and
Fancies." is produced by Klaw
Erlanger and is Justly described as "a
brilliant and quick moving- kaleido
scopic blend of fun and beauty." There
was melody and dancing; to add to the
success of the entertainment, and the
lavisbness of investiture sets a new
standard for this kind of a show.
Glen MacDonough devised the play,
which, strange to relate, has an idea
behind It that is carried out through
the various scenes. To begin with,
there was a cave, and in it ruled
"Glum" who had imprisoned with hira
the spirits of "Pleasure,'" "Dancing-,"
"Romance," "Beauty" and "Chance."
Tbey were released by Mrs. Blue
beard." and it was her penalty ta
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V' Journer. UDon which they were to
make city life endurable after
unhappy experiences in a cave.
The text and the music led them to
varied scenes of New York life. These
Included the salesrooms of an automo
bile company, the festivities attend
the birthday of a pet dog-, a glimpse
of Riverside drive near Clarmont. a
tea house at Lenox, a hunt ball and a
view of Venice on Long Island. In
addition there was a fountain on the
plaza at Fifty-ntntii street and Fifth
avenue, the piazza and ballroom of
The Imperial Palm Hotel." together
with the apocryphal "Court of Senti
mental Relations."
The cast was cf tho best. It in
cluded Madse Lessina;. who has been
in Germany for a number of years, but
lookS as young: as ever; Frank Moulan,
Tom McNauphton. Lydia Lopokova,
George Lemalre. Frank Conroy. Stella
Hoban'aad Laura Hamilton. TO train
these stars and the large chorus such
experts as Julian Mttihell and Herbert
Gresham were employed, so It was
no surprise that the play moved
swiftly and smoothly.
The high point of beauty was reached
In the dancing finale of the second
set the hunt ball. It brought the
foxes and the rabbits into the ball
room to dance with the guests In
pink coats and the costumes, beauti
ful in themselves, blended in exquisite
combination of color. There was always
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beautiful dancing, whether it was Miss
Lopokova twirlinf? in her ballet steps,
or doing the modern dances with her
graceful partner, or Mr. Moulan. with
his two "rube" partners, or the gym
nastics of Miller and Mack.
The "patriotic touch" was supplied by
Madge Lessing's song about the tiny
refugees, charmingly represented by
children of all nations, who finally pa
raded with American flags, under the
protection of a diminutive Uncle Sam.
There were hosts of other good things
in "Fads and Fancies" too numerous to
mention, one of the most popular being
the roadhouse. which made a record for
speed in serving customers, and-had its
waiters dressed in running costume in
order to keep them up to the pace. All
in all. the shew Is one that pleases
highly, and that at a time when the
managers are beginning to think of
their Spring closings.
Marie Cahill first won fame at the
Knickerbocker theater many years ago
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GaSnjO'fr'jc ft "TonySji'-f
in "The Wild Rose," and now the same
house figures In her bankruptcy, for it
was there that her husband, Daniel V.
Arthur, recently came a cropper In
"Ninety in tho Shade." According- -to
the schedule which Miss Cahill has
filed, she owes $36,402. and has nominal
Speculators and Western Co-Operative
York Hope for Late Spring in Order
EW YORK CITY, April 10. (Spe
cial.) The 10 inches of snow
which covered the Atlantic Coast
and the aeompanyinir cool weatner
recently, gave v.n.ourcgement to the
hope of the apple speculators and
of the representatives of Western
co-operative associations that there
wiu be a late . Spring. Altnousa
assets of J23.827, represented by causes
of action against her husband as maker
of notes which she indorsed. One of
her creditors is the Hudson Trust Com
pany, to which she is indebted $10,000
on a note which she believes she in
dorsed several years ago. She thinks
the maker is Daniel V. Arthur, but is
not sure, all she is certain of being
that .the amount is $10,000. In addition
to rfer suits against Mr. Arthur her
assets are a bed. listed at $50, wearing
apparel, including a wedding ring. $250:
dressing table. $10. and a desk, $10, all
of which are exempt
When Mr. Arthur went into bank
ruptcy his liabilities were $154,124, and
his nominal assets $39)00.
Max C- Anderson, the theatrical man
aged who died recently, is said to have
left? $10 000-000, which is quite a sum in
these days of bad business. He was in
terested in or controlled nearly 200 the
aters, principally in the Middle West,
and was associated with the Keith in
terests In tireater New York.
It is interesting to note that just at
the time of his death the Hippodrome
gave up a losing fight, and went into
motion pictures. Up to six years ago
Mr Anderson was the managing di
rector of that big playhouse, which he
operated with the Shuberts under the
name of the Shubert-Anderson Com
pany It was in his time that the Hip
podrome had its greatest success. Mr.
Anderson also was formerly vice-president
of the Shubert Theatrical Com
pany, but sold out his interest In this
firm several years ago.
Association Representatives in New
to Sell Last of Fruit in Storage.
there are large quantities of apples
still - in cold storage. the low
prices and extensive advertising have
created such an enormous rate of con
sumption that there will v be a strong
finish for the apple market if the cool
weather continues.
Once the warm Spring weather ar
rives the "strawberry taste" seizes the
consumer and the apple is discarded for
the. Spring fruits from California and
Florida. Last vear the sudden appear
ance of warm weather threw the apple
market into a psntc and the finest
grades went begging at 50 cents. The
speculators had been bolstering the
market by limiting the supply and the
rate of consumption was low. even be
fore the decline came. A result was
that the speculators lost money. This
result coupled with the breaking out
of the European war in August greatly
decreased last Fall the f. o. b. buying
of apples in the growing sections by
New York dealers.
One Sale at Loss Cited.
Steinhart & Kelly, who are the
heaviest f. o. b. buyers of Northwestern
apples, were among those that were hit
by the weak finish of the apple market
last Spring. Mr. Steinhart, in June,
showed a telegram from . Boston, re
porting that a car of fancy wlnesaps
had just been sold for 60c a box. He
had paid good prices for them out
West, shipped them across the conti
nent, stored them all Winter, and re
shipped them to Boston.
This year Steinhart & Kelly bought
f. o. b. in the Northwest, all of the
apples shipped under the Skookum
brand. Ti e report is that they have
lost money on this deal thus far. How
ever, as the last two weeks have wit
nessed a rise of 25 cents a box in the
selling price of apples, there Is pros
pect that they will come out with a
profit yet Steinhart & Kelly were
among those' hit the hardest by the
European war. as they supply the
Hamburg American and North-German
Lloyd liners with fruit, and these are
now tied up at the docks.
From the spirit with which J. S.
Steinhart takes his temporary re
verses, he has won considerable admir
ation among the dealers along Green
wich and Washington streets. He has
a record, which no other speculator
possesses of having never turned down
a car because It did not meet specifi
cations. Many Are Rejected.
.When prices are going against specr
ulators a shipper is fortunate when his
buyer does not find wherein the car is
in some way defective. Great numbers
of cars were thus rejected in Chicago
and other cities this season.
Mr. Steinhart is an interesting per
sonality. Although his wife Is travel
ing in the Hawaiian Islands, and his
partner, Mr. Kelly, is away on a va
cation. Mr. Steinhart remains on the
job. refreshing himself after office
hours in riding in his 90-horse-power
touring ctr. and during the day
by copious draughts of buttermilk,
whioh he draws from a bottle stored
on the windy side of his windowslll.
will visit the West during the early
Summer and will be buying apples as
in former years.
It remains to te seen whether the
speculators make a profit on their
investments in apples. The receivers,
who deal on a ct mmisslon basis, are
the or?y ones who thrive whatever the
price of apples is. A largre crop lowers
the prices, but the hulk of sales is
larger. A .small crop lessens the bulk
but increases the sellinc; price. In order
to do their duty and to hold their trad
they must get as good prices for their
patrons as their competitors do, but
aside from this consideration, they rest
easy, assured of getting T or ts per
cent of the gross, whether the grower
makes anything or not
Railroads Sure of Pay.
The railroads are In the same class
with the receivers to this extent that
they must receive the regular rate of
50 cents a box. not under refrigeration,
or 60 cents a box under ice, whether
the arower profits or not
Just how -much of the bulk of apples
will come from the Coast by way of the
Panama Canal is an open question.
John F. Deegan, of the Northwest Fruit
Exchange, makes the following sum
mary of the situation:
"The need of getting Northwestern
apples into the distant markets at a
cheaper cost is impressed on the grow
ers most forcibly during a year like
the present when hundreds of carloads
have sold in;the Eastern and European
markets at prices netting the growers
from a dime to a half dollar per box
with all charges deducted. It is not
without reason, then, that growers of
the Northwest are asking, "Does the
Canal afford a means by which we can
place our apples in the distant. mar
kets at a cheaper cost, that we may
secure to ourselves a reasonable return
on our investment and labor.'
Canal Is Used by Some.
"Already there have been several
shipments of apples from the North
west through the Canal, the first one
arriving January 22 and containing 25
carloads. Condition of fruit was gen
erally good. Shortly after, another
shipment followed, containing North
western apples and California celery,
and the general condition was poor.
The celery was mostly dumped as
worthless, and the apples were over
ripe and "scalded." This condition,
however, was due to a breakdown in
refrigerator machinery during the voy
age. Subsequent shipments through the
Canal have arrived here in good condi
tion. "Weighing the arguments of the Canal
route as opposed to rail, the former of
fers a transportation rate of about 25
cents per box, against 50 to 60 cents per
box by all rail, approximately $200 less
per carload.
"The principal points against the
Canal route may be listed as follows:
"The cost of haul from shipping point
to Pacific seacoast
"The length of time en transit, 30
days against 12 to 15 days by rail.
"The fact that shipper using the
Canal has only a limited market in
which to sell, i. e., the Atlantic sea
board while the shipper using the rail
has the markets of the entire country
at his disposal.
"The steamship -companies 'liability
for shipments is less" than the rail
roads.' Vessels Dock la Brooklyn.
"The steamships discharge fruit in
Brooklyn, where no wholesale market
exists, and to which buying trade will
not go for their purchases. This neces
sitates cartage to New York stores for
disposal. On the other hand, the rail
roads unload shipments on large, com
modious, well-protected docks, situa
ted in the heart of New York's whole
sale produce market. These docks are
the markets at which the buying trade
daily assemble to purchase their re
quirements. "Shipments by Canal must be un
loaded on docks, not always well pro
tected, immediately on arrival while
apples by rail are permitted to remain
in the cars, on track, for quite a while,
awaiting the- pleasure of the recelver.
Export Cost Increased.
"If destined for export apples by
Canal should be re-shipped in refrig
erator stowage, because of traveling
from the Pacific Coast for 30 days In
refrigerator stowage. On the other
hand, shipments by rail can most often
travel across the Atlantic in ventilated
stowage at a decidedly cheaper rate.
"These are the principal points
against Canal route for apples. Some
of the obstacles can in time be overr
come. On the whole, an impartial con
sideration of the proposition prompts
the conclusion that the decided advant
age of approximately $200 per carload
saving in freight rates, by shipment
through the Canal, as against the rail
route, is sufficient to more than offT
set the obstacles presenting themselves.
Quantities of apples will always move
to the East by rail, but as time passes
it is safe to predict that the tonnage of
apples through the Panama Canal will
be considerable."
Pasco Will Clean Up April 2 0.
PASCO Wash., April 10. (Special.)
The Mayor has designated April 20 as
Clean-up day for Pasco. On this day
a campaign will opened to make Pasco
the cleanest city in the Northwest.
City Health officer. Dr. . Q. Elmore,
has issued a leter of instructions to
citizens to enable them to clean up
their premises and fight the flies.
Today, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Offers
William and Dustin FarnumY
Great Success
By Edward Peple, Featuring
You will not be able to resist its throbs and tears with
the thrilling exultation of a true and intense story.
Starting Today, 10:30 A.
Oregon Domestic Animals
Fill Unusual Roles.
rinjfnl Cow Gore Girl's . Moutk.
Two-Headed Calf Born Cow Con
tinuous Producer of Milk for 14
Tears Timid Bovine Trees Nan.
SIGHTS of Pendleton, that thriving
and sometimes wild Western cijty
that has grown all oyer several miles
of the Umatilla River, have caused
many persons to sit and take notice
In wonderment, andathey have proved
too much for a China pheasant which,
befuddled by the hustling restlessness
of the business district beflew itself
to the residential portion and delib
erately butted Its brains out' against
the home of Gus Schmidt, of Court
Modern Daniel Boenea Get Three.
' Daniel Boone has nothing on Blllie
Edwards, who, however, was assisted
by his son Warren. Bob Veatch and
James Plaster In treeing and bagging
three ebons recently .near Cottage
Vatldy Coyote Glvea Frlttht.
A slobbering coyote, brandishing a
srt of able-looking teeth, through
which threatening snarls emitted, is
the cause of O. F. Right, of Drewsley,
carrying a gun since he met the. mad
animal in Stinking Water Canyon a
few days ago. - '
Only While Gopher Cancht.
The only white gopher In captivity,
so far as is known, is on exhibition In
Fuller's pharmacy, Dallas, Or. The
freaky rodent was captured just west
of the city.
l,ad Goes In After Bear.
A hollow tree is no safe refuge for
a bear when Conrad Thompson, of
Beaver Creek, near Toledo, happens to
be around. Young Thompson goes in
after them, or at least he entered the
hollow of one tree and, firing his rifle
straight up at the unseen animal,
brought bruin down In a badly punc
tured condition. G. B. Ryan's dog aided
the youthful hunter in finishing the
Woman nnd Pistol Kill Coon.
A raid on the hennery of Mrs. G. W.
Simpson, of Haynes Inlet near Marsh
field, cost him his life, Mrs. Simpson
demonstrating her deadllness with a
six-shooter on the animal at a distance
of 50 yards with the first shot.
Five Coyotes Bite the Dnt
Shooting from behind an Improvised
breastworks, fashioned from his plow.
W. E. Cumming3 dispatched a mother
coyote and four pups as fast as they
emerged from their den near where he
was plowing, just west of Heppner.
Two Girls Hid In Quaker City Be
lieved Wanted In Capital.
PHILADELPHIA, April 4. Two girls,
believed to have been spirited away
from Washington, D. C, because they
were to have appeared as witnesses
against saloons in this city, were found
in Zeisse's Hotel, 820 Walnut street
this city. Detectives Fischer and O'Con
nor took them to City Hall, where they
were questioned by Captain Cameron.
He believes from their answers that
some one paid their fares to this city
and is able to control their actions.
...,!.. D..n 1ft V.9VI Old. of
Twelfth street Southeast, Washington,
one of the girls, was to oe me vuvern
ment's star witness In a remonstrance
i--. In thn n.nltnl The
other, Elsie Worthington, 610 Tenth
street, Wasmngion, was reieaseu unci
the police of this city were notified she
was not desired as a witness at this
Detectives were waiting at rallroaa
stations to meet the girls, upon infor
mation received from Washington. They
then made the rounds of the hotels un-
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Starring William Elliott as 'The Imp".
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til they found the two names registered
at Zeisse's. The girls, when awakened,
at ttrst refused to admit their identity.
In their baggage, tha detectives y.
they found newspaper articles berating
the anti-saloon crusade.
Church of Christ Scientist AIo ficts
Girt From St. Louis Man.
SIT LOUIS. April 5. James M. Wil
son, of Denver, who died a few dsys
ago. left an estaU' of about $2,000,000,
according to dispatches from that city.
Much of this was made in East tit.
Louis real estate and among the few
bequests are one of about $70,000 worth
of stock to Miss Salena Virginia Rober,
9 years old, daughter of Mrs. Edward
L. Cragen, 1927 Bond avenue. Esst SI.
Louis, and stock worth about $:5.000
to tho First Church of Christ. Scien
tist, of St Louis.
The little girl is a grandchild of
Finis P. Ernest and named for hl
widow. Wilson visited East St. Louis
each March to pay tuxes on his ex
tensive holdings and on these annual
visits became much attached to the
child. The legacy to the Christian
Science Church is placed in trust with
N. C. McMillan, president of the St.
Louis Union Trust Company, and Mrs.
The granddaughter mentioned as a
beneficiarv in dispatches from Denver
is Miss Selena Virginia Reber. S years
old. She is a daughter of Mrs. Edward
U Cragen and lives at 2927 Bond ave
nue. East St Louis.
Wilson was credited with holding
more real estate In East St Louis than
any other Individual. Mrs. Ernest Is
also an extensive holder of East St.
Louis realty, Including the northwest
corner of Tenth street and Missouri
Almansca aro In Ittnc that were com
piled In the 1-tih century, but thpy are onlf.
in manuaertnt the flr-it printed almaneo
was IftsiiK'l about the yer 1471k
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Motion Pictures
The irfoat Proarreajalvt? Industry of the
Twentieth Century,
in connection with our new plant De
partments are provided where Inatruc
tion In all branches will be given.
High-grade commercial work ana
local production rlvon special atten
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