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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, MAY 23, 1915.
PERSIA SEARCHED FOR
Properties in "Omar the Tentmaker" Gathered After Expenditure of
Many Thousands of Dollars-
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fcj A tipoctacle nothing more sump
tuous or more illusive has ever
bepti displayed on the American
Htase than "Omar tlio Tentmaker." the
Persian romance by Riohard Walton
Tully. in which Guy Bates Tost is
starring. The Oriental loi-ale of the
play permitted of most extravagant
ncnlc decoration, ami every oppor
tunity for colorful display was eagerly
accepted by the producers.
The Keneral public has little idea o
the tremendous labor involved in cre
ating a rtiHKiiiricent spectacle. In tbis
instance the author, 'r. Tully, com
menced his work by a six months' ex
haustive tour of the Orient. In a re
mote IVrsian hamlet he would pur
chase a rare prayer rug for use in
"Omar, the Tentmaker"; in another
town he would acquire a couple of old
Bwords dating from the 30th or 11th
centuries; in aome mountain fastness
he would secure an ancient winejux
or a beautiful swinKlns lamp. Thus
he proceeded from town to town, till
at last his purchases represented an
outlay of more than $10,000 for prop
Then there was the matter of cos
tumes. These were designed by the
well-known Boston artist. Kric Tape.
who made a trip especially to the
Shah's cotirt in order to make his first
sketches from the most elaborate and
beautiful, as well as authentic cos
tumes he could find. The costumes
themselves were made from Mr. Pape's
designs by the Shah's tailors, and the
magnificent silks and stuffs of which
they are made were all carefully se
lected by Mr. Papt. who expended more
than $5000 in this manner.
The matter of the settings them
selves was also a most important one.
as well as costly. The rose-scented
Persian garden at sunset, in which the
action of the play commences, has been
pronounced one of the most wonderful
examples of illusive stagecraft. Kven
more massive is the setting which de
picts the huddled, narrow streets at
the ancient city of Xaishapur, with Its
bazaars, taverns and potters' shops.
These are but two of the many mar
velous scenes. Altogether three years
and more than $50,000 were spent on
the creation of the spectacle side of
"Omar the Tentmaker."
HEN did you ever hear of greater Piano offerings by a house you know is reliable? Kennedy Piano Com
pany absolutely will quit business at once,
almost any price they will bring.
Every Piano, Piano Player and Grand is being sacrificed for
THE OAKS NOW OPEN
of Early Season
W. T. Allard presided at the first
meeting- ana other preseikt were: Mrs.
Ida Harflma'n, Mrs. H. C. Watson, Mrs.
W.- T. Albright, Mrs. Ixu Wagner, Mrs.
G. W. Mohr, Mrs. Charles Ringrler, Mrs.
A. J. Hilton, Mrs. Harry Murphy, Mrs.
John Baerlocher, Mrs. Ada Motter, Mrs
Richard Parcel. Mrs. W. I. Williams.
Mrs. Ij. a. Halley. Mrs. L C. Cornwall.
Mrs. K. Swan, Mrs. N. Wagner. Mrs.
Joseph Wood. Mrs. I. G. Wood. Mrs.
tamer walker, Mrs. K. H. Fisher. Mrs.
K. Melburn. Mrs. Burton. Mrs. Georee
Palmer and Mrs. A. Handler.
SPECIAL CARS PROVIDED
Honors ot 1'lrst Knlei-lainnient Go
to 1. P. Xason and His Band.
Concerts to Be Daily and Trou
. badours AVili Be leaturc.
While the gates of the Oaks were
thrown open yesterday. It is always
the first Sunday at the amusement park
on which the greatest crowds of Port
landers take the opportunity to give
the resort the most careful Inspection.
Anticipating a great rush, the Port
land Railway, Light & Power Com
pany has arranged for a heavy sched
ule of cars from First and Alder, keep
ing up a minimum 10-minute service
during the day with a peak-load serv
ice of a car or train every five minutes.
Honors in the opening entertainment
will fall on D. P. Nason and his con
cert band. Mr. Nason, who is a musi
cian of unusual training, was selected
by Manager Cordray to organize a band
of soloists at the amusement park and
Mr. Nason declares that the band forms
the finest body of musicians ever or
ganised In Portland. Owing to the un
usual theatrical situation now existing
in Portland it has been possible for
Mr. Nason, who was musical director
of the Heillg, to obtain the services of
musicians who would not otherwise
have been available.
"Popnlar" Music to Prevail.
At least 12 members of the band are
generally rated in Portland as most ef
ficient soloists. Most of the members
of the band have played with some of
the great foreign or National bands,
and there Is every reason to believe
that the musical season will be of un
usual worth. The programme will run
perhaps a little heavily to music of the
'popular'" type, but there will be whole
performances selected especially for the
lovers of particular composers. Every
effort will be made to meet requests
as to numbers to be played.
The second half of the programme
will be In the hands of the Boston
Troubadours, a gathering of pretty
girls and comedians, who will be seen
in late song hits and musical ensembles.
Mr. Cordray believes the Troubadours
will prove popular at the park.
Performances to Be Dally.
A prima donna will be heard with
the band for the opening week.
Motion pictures and other entertain
ment features will be added as soon
as the programme permits.
Performances will be given daily at
2:30 and 8:30. Matinee performances
will be complete with the .exception
that on week-day afternoons orches
tral concerts will be played in place of
the full band being on the stage. Sat
urday, Sunday and holiday afternoons
"I believe Portland will agree with
me that the Oaks, as always, has the
beBt amusement for a dime to be found
anvwhere." said Mr. Cordray, as he
rolled down his desk last night.
MACCABEES TO CONVENE
Convention AVI II Open Tomorrow Jn
Xcw York With Election..
A convention of the Ladies of Mac
cabees is to be held tomorrow at the
Waldorf-Astoria, New York City. In
the interests of the first woman's asso
ciation of the country. The State of
Oregon is represented by the state
commander, Mrs. Minnie W. Aydelotte,
of Oakland, and Mrs. Florence Cham
bers, of Portland.
The election of supreme officers will
take place at this meeting, and many
important measures will be presented
Miss Bina M. West, the founder of
the association, has an important re
port to present. The Portland repre
sentatives will render a full report of
the features of the progressive meet
ing upon their return.
The latest music rolls, no
two alike. $5.00 worth done
up in bundles. Tomorrow,
while they last, closing-out
special extraordinary, per
J A large and varied stock of old reliable makes, both new and slightly used. In justice to some of the manufac
turers, it seems hardly right to put into print some of the tremendous reductions we're making. Especially when
hundreds of piano dealers in the Northwest are asking regular prices.
J For instance, a brand new $250 Piano for $145! New $350 Pianos for $243. Elegant new $400 instrument for
$273. Fischer, Cable, Vose, Shoninger and many other famous makes that you know so well.
J What joy and pleasure a Player brings to the home
thirsting for music. So marvelously perfect are the new
88-note Players that a child can interpret the classical
masterpieces, as well as popular pieces.
The latest type, improved Player Pianos going literally
for a song in this great sale. Here's a $600 standard 88
note, slightly used in demonstration, for $335! Music
bench and liberal supply of latest rolls thrown in. Oth
ers in all finishes fumed or natural oak, burl walnut or
mahogany, at 25 to 50 off regular prices.
9j In spite of the immense sacrifice we are making, you
can make suitable credit arrangements. A small deposit
will hold any piano for you.
The Sale Can t Last Long Don't
Wait Until the Best Bargains
Are Snatched Up
Adams Club Organized.
Women supporters of William Adams,
candidate for City Commission, have
organized ' the Adams' Booster Club.
The club expects to have at least 200
members by the next meeting. Mrs.
EAST'S BUSINESS IMPROVES
Penn Mutual Insurance Vice-President
Reports Findings on Tour.
That business rapidly is assuming
normal conditions in- the Kast is af
firmed by Lincoln K. Passmore, of
Philadelphia, vice-president of the
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company,
who is making a tour of the country.
Mr. Passmore says that prospects for
good crops all . over the country un
doubtedly will also improve business
conditions." Mr. Passmore arrived In
Portland from San Francisco. He will
leave Tuesday for Seattle, after which
he will return East.
COSTS ARE INVOLVED
Measures on Ciiy Ballot En
tail Heavy Expenditures.
METERS HEAVIEST ITEM!
Estimated Cost in Xext Two Years
According to Proponent's Fig
ures Approximately $7 00,00 0.
Garbage Second on List.
Although there are no direct bond
issue questions on the ballot for the
city election June 7 there are involved
in the pending measures expenditures
which will aggregate between J600.000
and f 700,000 in two years if these meas
ures are passed. Other measures
involve expenditures of uncertain
amounts, being provided indirectly.
The biggest question is that of pur
chasing and installing 43.000 water
meters. Using the minimum figures
of Commissioner Daly, the cost of pur
chasing and Installing these meters.
as proposed, will be $352,000. If the
cost is the same as It has been in the
past, the amount will be much greater
than that. This' is the amount in
volved in the initial purchase and in
stallation of the meters.
Additional expenditures will be neces
sary each year for metering new serv
ices. The average annual expenditure
involved in the meter scheme is more
than. 100, 000.'
Ciarbase Plant Involve Eipwie.
The second issue In point of size is
the proposed garbage collection meas
ure. There is involved in this, in addi
tion to the question of changing the
form of a $75,000 bond Issue authorized
in 1911, the question of paying, for the
maintenance of a municipal garbage
collection system at the expense of the
taxpayers. The system would have no
source of revenue outside of taxation
if the measure should pass. Uhile no
figures have been given by the pro
ponents of the measure, it is said the
system would cost something like
$175,000 a year.
This would require- six-tenths of
mill of taxation. On the basis of the
tax levy for the present year, this
would raise Portland's levy to 8.1 mills.
Inasmuch as 8 mills is the limit of
taxation allowed by the city charter,
the city would have a hard time get
ting $175,000 with which to finance
the system. The limit of taxation in
Portland would be necessary.
Pensions Also Propose.
Direct appropriations of $1290 a year
are involved in the firemen s pension
law amendment as submitted. The
money would come from the relief pen
sion fund, which in raised by taxation
and by assessing the salaries of fire
men. The two firemen to benefit are
W. II. Whitcomb and C. D. Shane, both
of whom were disabled permanently
while in the fire service before the
pension system was adopted.
On the opposite side of the ledger
will be the proposed Bancroft bonding
act amendment which, if passed, will
relieve the taxpayer of the burden ot
advancing money to pay interest on
the bonds issued by the city to finance
street and sewer improvements. This
is a measure proposed for economy.
A measure providing for elimina
tion of Kast Side grade crossings car
ries no appropriations. The project in
volves about $750,000 in 'expenditures,
but the measure to he voted upon is
aimed solely to facilitate the manner
of handling this project. If the meas
ure is passed the project can be han
dled more economically than if it fails.
the middle of tle week. The printed
sheets will give the complete text of
all the measures to be voted upon.
ROUNDUP FILM 'REPEATS'
RECORD FOR MOVIES AT NEW YORK
HIPPODROME IS BROKEN.
BRIDGE PROTECTION IS AIM
Council to Ho Asked for $0000 for
The City Council will be asked Wed
nesday to pass an ordinance appro
priating $6000 to be used in fireproof
ing the wp?t approach of the Broad
way Bridge. The appropriation will
be urged by Commissioner TMeck.
Need of protecting the bridges from
fire has been brought to the atten
tion of Portland officials by recent
fires which have destroyed bridges
elsewhere in the United Hta tcs. It is
proposed to place corrut-ated iron un
derneath the bridge approach to pre
vent flames from coming in contact
with the under side of the roadway.
There will be a six-foot air space be
tween the corrugated iron and the
under part of the bridge.
Alberta anthracite, 90 carbon, a con
densed supply of intense heal. Adv.
TALENTED MUSICAL ORGANIZATION AND IT3 LEADER, TO OPEN
THE OAKS AMUSEMENT PARK.
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AVhere Cowboy In King," Taken by
Portland Company, Already Brings
Many Inquiries on Oregon.
For the first time in the history of
the New York Hippodrome, the theater
which simply dotes on sensationalism,
a moving picture film has been en
gaged for a second week as a "re
peater." The film to which goes the
signal honor is of the Pendleton Round
up of last year, and is called "Where
Cowboy Is King." and is a Portland
"Where Cowboy Is King" was made
by the Lifeograph Company of Port
land and is declared to be. the best
production of the sports at the Round
up ever produced. It caught many of
the incidents of a blood-stirring char
acter and has strung them together in
a rapidly moving panorama of four
reels. Among them was the overturn
ing of a stage, which afterwards
righted Itself and without a driver on
the box the horses dashed on to vic
tory. The stage carried both women
and men passengers, and after turn
ing completely over dug its nose into
the ground and then righted itself.
Many attendants at the Roundup will
readily recall the incident.
Another vivid picture shown is the
attempt of the wild bull to gore one
of the riders it had thrown from its
These pictures are creating a furore
in New York and are said to assure
a tremendous attendance from the Kast
at the next Roundup. They are now
being booked through the South and
Middle West as a feature of a big road
show attraction. The foreign rights
have been sold for such countries as
are not at war.
The Portland Chamber of Commerce
is already receiving inquiries based on
the showing of "Where Cowboy Is
Measures Ordered Printed.
Fifteen thousand copies of the meas
ures submitted to the voters at the
June election will be printed for gen
eral distribution at the City Hall. The
order for printing was given yesterday
and delivery of the copies m-JH be made
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states that every
third man you meet
is bald; some from
old age, but the vast
majority have al
lowed Dandruff and
Eczema to part
them from their
Don't, by neglect, allow these arch enemies of
healthy hair and skin to get you. Put doubt and
prejudice (if you have any) aside to the extent of
One Dollar and get a large bottle of
and Hair Tonic
If not convinced of its merits after a fair trial, get
your dollar back and earn the reputation of being
the first user not benefited. Do not compare
AVIIETZEL'S with any other remedy, as it is dis
tinctly different, mostly because it does the work.
Ask Your Barber
for a Whetzel application or shampoo as a try out.
For Sale by
per Large Bottle
None Genuine Without