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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Aug. 1, 1915)
FRUIT AUCTIONS HOT
CONDUCTED BY FEW
Combinations to Keep Down
Prices Prevented by Bitter
Clash of Races.
GROWERS HAVE ADVANTAGE
Bidders Can Take 38 Boxes or Any
Sfnltlple, So B!j Concerns Are
Forced to Compete With
( Pushcart Vender.
The Mvtath anniversary of the clash
kttn tb r.uulin and Greek buyers
f fvitt. In the public salesroom on
Erie rler. Now "Tork. nas com and
proa again. Considering tho cosmo
politan nature of tho 40s or 6 00 bidders
that Birht for the fruit at the dally
ales, it ia surprising that all runa
alrvn aa sraoothly a it dors.
The meleo of ww jeers ago rose
ever personal d Inputs between a
Greek and a Russian. Their frleads
cama to tho next public sale with con
realed arms. In full preparation for a
flcbt. A Rulan slashed a Greek and
tho latter belabored his assailant with
tho arm of a chair. Fortunately, tho
two gang were Jammed so close to
gether that they could not bring their
weapons Into play.
Two policemen were called, who. with
drawn pistols, cleared the auetloa-room
and so thoroughly intimidated tho
dlspatants and their friends that there
has been no trouble from that day to
All Bias ReeecsUaed.
In a publie salesroom, one man's
bid is ss good as another's. Whether ho
Is tho owner of a string; of pushcarts
and is hovering In the bsck of the
auditorium or ia the representative of
the largest commission-house in the
rlty. the auctioneer recognises his
vst of the hand and knacks down tho
frtitt to htm if he is the btrheet bidder.
Tho buyer to whom a sale Is award
ed must take at least S" hoses If there
are that many In the lino offered. Un
less the suctioneer at the request of '
the repreentatlve of the grower, who
always sits alongside, withdraws th.
privlleare. the successful bidder mwy
" tB any multiple of 2 boxes that Cie
lino or s;roup of boxes that has been
bid upon contains. As the buyers on
srreirate from all part of the city aad
come in from neighboring conytfiunl
tles. tho large buyer who desirob ser
eral hundred boxes does not know
whether the contending blddors want
the whole lino or only Si boxe-, Accoro
lnsty. he must keep bidding In this
way the price of the fruit. Is pushed
upwards as much by tho "bid of
-pushcarter- as by thst of another
- blast toaa et leeetble.
The public sales syte owes Its sn
ress to this ureal diversely of races ud
of Interests among tr buyers. It Is
Jrapossibls for them U form combina
tions and hold down, the price of the
fruit. ' . ,,
Some of the large.'t. buyers who dally
attend the public srales are unkempt,
rather eotl-d-laok! g foreigners. They
may not bo able 'to read Kngllsh, or
even to speak It passably well, but
they understand he Talue of fruit and
follow the auctK.neee without an error.
The Italians r,;d Greeks are natural
born fruit pica. They can take a bas
ket of fruit and make It attractive
-where, other races fall
Tho fruit suction business, which
first becec. established during; tho
Civil Wtr, has witnessed a succession
of rares rmonir the buyers. wnn the
first fru'A arrived In New Tork.
and PfOadelphla from Sicily and Spain
by ealVrng vessels the Irish were the
fruit userchants and the peddlers. Then
csme tho Italians, who gradually re
place! the Irish. The Italians, despite
their natural ability as fruit handlers.
In torn had to yield to the Greeks, who.
vlih their greater .willingness to
plurjce and take a chance, came Into
Raaalaua BM for Trade.
f ' The Greeks are now having a lp-'"nd-turk
fight with the Russians. Dur
ing the war of the Balkans a Urge
number of the Greeks returned to de
fend their native land. This gsvo the
Russians a chance and when tho sol
diers returned tbey found their places
erupted. However, the Greeks again
seem to bo holding tblr own. from the
standpoint of numbers.
Although ths Irish and the Italians
' aire no longer the leading racea In the
fruit baslness .there are still a number
' left. These lend greater variety to
the general mass. As you go sway
from New Tork the preeentsge of for
eigners In the fruit business dwindles.
In New York many of the buyers for
the commission houses lead lives that
few Americans, are willing to endure.
Their day's work begins at midnight
on the vegetable docks, and during the
proper season on the dock where the
cantaloupes are sold. Before S o'clock
they must inspect the cars of decid
uous snd citrus fruits from Florida
and the Tactile Coast that are on dis
play on Erie pier or In the display
room of the auction companies in the
Fruit Kxchange building.
Apple Only sold Privately.
At 1 the public sales in the audito
riums begin. These continue until 2
or S in the afternoon, during the rush
seasons. After the public sales. If the
buyer still has time and energy, he
must seek out one of the Jobbers who
have apples to sell. The apples are
the only fruit from tho Pacific Coast
that are still sold at privaate sale. Af
ter adding up hit day's purchases be
sleeps for four or Ave honrs and then
begins another day. Many of the
w. -I .. In thai. alnr. ..k
nights, going to their homes only for
Tho buyers In attendance at the
daily public sales In Boston. Philadel
phia. Pittsburg. Cleveland and other
- smaller cities do not lead as strenuous
lives as do the fruttmen of New York,
but they all have a long day.
BOYS' CAMP NEEDS FUNDS
2 Krqulred to Continue- Outing
Pa riar Aug
Tho boys' camp at the Cascades will
nave, to close in a few days unless
further subscriptions come In. To date,'?
1417 has been received and 1 J-i ex
pended, with practically all July bills
paid. The receipts are subscriptions
with the exception of 7S paid by some
of the boys at the camo pr by chari
table organizations sending them.
The association owns a fine outfit,
consisting of seversl large army tents,
blankets, cooking otenslts and com
fortable spring rots, accommodating
about 0 boys. It la estimated that
the camp can be kept open during
August If subscriptions totaling I200
Subscriptions may be sent to Wells
Gilbert, room 100 Lewis building. A
. few commission snd grocery houses
sre contributing fruit and supplies.
These may be sent via steamer to Mof
"DANCING AROUND" IS
BIG NEW YORK SUCCESS
Winter Garden Extravaganza Production First of Xew Type Show to Visit
Portland A I Jolson I. Star.
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syi iio iiiss 'aw m i'Mirrmm
ANCING AROCICD, with Al
Jolson. which comes to Port
land next Sunday, Is tho 11th
production -of the IS made at Jbe fa
mous New Tork Winter Garden. It Is
curiously tho case that this Winter
Garden, la the only producing play
bouse in this country devoted to a dis
tinct typo of entertainment, a produc
ing house after the style of the Gaiety
At the Winter Oarden at least three
eatoa.vags.nxaa are presented each, sea
son. For this purpose It has a atarc oi
satugwrUers. composers, stage man
agers, dancing teachers, electrical ex
perts and others who are employed
the year round. No sooner Is one piece
under wsy than another Is begun. It
requiring about three months to weld
one of the surprising shows. About 600
people are kept In conatant employ
ment. The Winter Garden opened on March
So. 111. "La Belle Paree" being the
Initial attraction, aad In this produc
tion Jolson-ms.de his bow at the Win
ter Garden. Then came "The Revue of
Revue w. to be followed by "Vera Vlo
lette." with Gaby Peslys. In the
Spring of 112 came "The Whirl of
Society.' followed by "The Passing
Show of 11 a." succeeded by "Broad
way to Paris." after which came "The
Honeymoon Express.' The next pro
duction wss "The Passing Show of
111" snd In tho Fall of this year
came "The Pleasure Seekers" and six
months later "The Whirl of the
"Tio Passing Show of UK" was put
on In May of last year, after the rua
of which come "Dancing Around." with
Al Jolson. After Mr. Jolson's long
run st the Winter Garden "Maid la
America" was produced and the new
show now at the Winter Garden is
"The Passing Show of 1313." Mr. Jol
son will go into the new Winter Gar
den show next October. These Win
ter Garden shows are really something
new In theatricals, being a combina
tion of musical comedy, farce, trav
esty and extravaganxa. Each Winter
Garden show makes use of about 100
Al Jolson's father was much per
turbed when he discovered that his
son bad no Intention of following la
bis footsteps and that the pride of bis
old sge ultimately ran. away and Joined
a circus was a severe blow to his
pride. Now thst Al Is a star ei ths
first rank. Jolson senior has become
reconciled and points with pride to
bis offspring's achievements.
- From tho sawdust ring young Jolson
eventually got into tho minstrel busi
ness. From that phase of theatrical
life he graduated into vaudeville and
Anally achieved stardom via the New
York Winter Garden spectacle. Like
most professional men whose duties
are very exacting'. Jolson has a hobby
and It la motoring. Two years ago
he msde a record-breaking run from
New York to 'Frisco, taking numerous
photographs en route, many of which
were used to Illustrate the story ' of
his trip, which . was published In a
magaxino devoted to motoring.
Jolson's love of automoblling may
account In a measure for the numer-
ous Jokes about the Ford car. seversl
of which are told at every perform
ance of "Dancing Aronnd." Boxing la
another sport which the actor loves
and he can give sr good account of
himself in a squared circle, weighing
In at the ringside 133 pounds.
Jolson Is an entertainer rather thaa
an actor, although his powers of im
personation are remarkable. His
stories. Jokes and! witticisms are gar
nered from a multitude of sources and
all is grist that comes to his, mill.
In addition to Jolson the Winter
Garden company of 100 or mors has
two members of Interest to Portland
rr Kitty Doner and Mary Robson.
Kitty Doner made a great hit here in
"The Candy Shop" and last season be
came a permanent member of the Win
ter Garden company. Kitty Doner
began her career in San Francisco and
when "Dancing Aroond" was lately
presented at the Cort Theater, of that
city, she achieved a veritable triumph.
Mary Robson same to America from
the Gaiety Theater, London, two years
ago. and appeared here with Al Jolson
In "The Honeymoon Express." This
brunette beauty, while the prima don
na of the company, has severel comedy
scenes with Jolson which have been
spoken of as being highly hilarious.
Lumber Rate Reduced.
The Southern Pacific Railroad has
published a new tariff, effective Sep
tember 1. making the rate on rough
green fir lumber and lath from Port
land. East Portland and Portland (Jef
ferson street) to Sen Francisco. Oak
land. Sacramento, Maryaville. ReddinT,
Weed and Cole, Cat. and points In
termediate 21H cents to the 100 pounds,
this being a reduction from 25 cents.
FURNITURE SALE EXTRAORDINARY
Our great Mid-Summer Sale of Furniture. Carpets, Rug-. Draperies and Household Necessity .it evna oi more tnan "XU " from
Thi L , sale of strictly modern good, without flaw or blemish, at price. usu.lrr asked at fire and water damage sale, f"
time to time! Our rraLona are twofold, a dull Mid-Summer and too much stock which we will not carry over to the t son IF LOW.
PRICES are of any araSL Call and see for yourself. The goods, plainly marked, speak more eloquently than words.
Limbert's Holland Dutch Arts and Crafts Furniture
To the Dutch the furniture industry of America owes much of its importance and success
today. Not only for the examples of their -famous cahinetmakers, but more especially lor
the skill, perseverance and fidelity of the Dutch workmen.- In Grand Kapids the majority ot
workmen in all the factories making the better grades of furniture are Dutch, and it is
mainly due to these Holland Dutch that Grand Rapids has earned its reputation as a fur
niture center. One great advantage of Limbert's furniture is that one motif or style char
acterizes the entire line of patterns. Any commnauon oi patterns cm ue se
lected to suit the taste of the buyer, yet the pieces will match and present har
mony and continuity in style and finish. For this reason it is a simple matter
to select the proper sizes and designs to fit the space and needs of any room.
We are the exclusive agents in Portland of this substantial and handsome line
of furniture. It is moderate in price and suited alike to the cottage or mansion.
REDUCED 25 PER CENT
Now, - right here, let ua tell you that In
buying a refrigerator you should look for
one that has a perfect system of refrigera
tion. .You realize that a sensitive machine
must be properly constructed in every part to
give many years -f perfect service. The re
frigerator in the home Is of the greatest lm
portance. Tou need it for everything- of a
perishable nature that is used, and It saves .
Its coat. If it is properly suilt. In pireservlnsr
these delicate and perlshabls foods. Tho
finest machine may be constructed of excel
lent material, but if the w.erkinjc parts are
not properly designed to make thils machine
give every iota of servics the whette mechan
ism is a failure. Every Herrick refrigerator
has a perfect circulation of cold dry air that
Is forced to every cubic inch of the Interior.
Now this- Is the main feature of, a perfect re
frigerator, actually required, to - secure satis
Carpets, Rugs, Draperies
Axminster Rugs, size 9x12, beautiful Oriental and
floral designs. , Regular price $25.00. J gg
Special.. .J... H .
Axminster Rugs, 36x72 inches. Regular q OC
price $4.50. Special. VO.&V
Scrims, in plain borders and fancy patterns. f r
Odd patterns.. Regular 35c and 25.C, at AVW
Aerolux Porch Shades, a Luxury, Reduced
i si. . - na n iTr rntffn rr In
Th cold, backward season xoaaeB uimpw-u.i Jl , , ' : c
Ss department must ths JUntt. Hence tomorrow,
&'ti?Sru1ttwMSl nTay hS purchased at uractlcally your
.own Prfc Glance at the -'eductions: ...s,.
6x7 ft. long, regular $4.50. .aa
10x7 ft. long-) regular $7.60..n3,65
arcirre for the Celebrated Garland Gas Ranges; also wood and coal
Attn 1 5 ranges and combination of gas, wood and coal.
Great Reduction Library Tables, 2nd and Morrison Sts.
. . ,r ffhfo design, selected quartered Jfasszine Library Table, golden wax finish
Bona r- a in r
24x3 incnes. E""" wlt3
"dSarter-aewed oiii." havr" P'j"
It,, arid Craft design, slse of top S&x j I 0 g C
44 Inches. Eeg-. price H8. This sle. .. -
oakf size of top 30x4S Inches. Kegi- I Q Ofl
i- f?s no This sale 1
Solid quarter-sawed oak, polish finish, size
of top 4x36 inches. Regular price ffQ OC
$18.00. This sale iJJiiJ
Regulax price J35.0O. I OC
Dutch Uesign Arts ana urarrs isDie,
finijih. solid quarter-niawed oak. size f C 7C
of toD 30x4S in. Regular 130. This sale V I V J
Henry Jenning &
Fifth and Washington
"The Home of Good Furniture"
Two Stores Second and Morrison.
Conductors Are Thanked for
Service on Long Trip.
RESOLUTION , IS ADOPTED
More) Than ! Employ e ot North
ern Pacific on Same Trains for
Entire Kan From St. Paul to
Seattle to Handle Cars.
What doubtless - was one of the
heaviest movements of dining cars on
oae railroad ' In recent years was
handled by the Northern Pacific in
bringing the Shrlners aerose the con
tinent to their recent convention in Se
attle. The Shriners are heavy eaters and
they require a superior article of food.
Hasen J. Titus, the dining-car superli
tendent of the Northern Pacific and
the man who Invented the- "great big
baked potato." knows this and there
fore contrived to make good on both
the quantity and the quality of his
As evidence of the fact that he suc
ceeded in making good Mr. Titus proud
ly displays a letter from. Frederick R.
Smith, the imperial potentate of the
Shriners, of which the following is a
Resolution Gives Thanks.
"We. the undersigned, pilgrims oa the
imperial special of Damascus aempie,
wish to exnress to vou. and to Mr. Owea
and Mr. Sutliff, conductors, in charge of
the dining-cars, our sincere apprecia
tion for the most excellent service and
for the many courtesies that have been
extended to us.
. "Imperial potentate, Frederick R.
Smith; imperial high priest and profleet,
E. Jacoby; imperial potentate guard,
C. V. Dykeman; past potentate, E. S.
Osborne; past potentate, Emll H.
Conductors Owen and Sutliff as well
as a number of the other conductors
on the Shriners" dining-cars themselves
are Shriners. Conductors Sheele and
steinert. in charge of the Fort Worth
(Texas) Shriners' special. received
handsome diamond mounted cuff but
tons from the members of their party
In recognition of their service.
To handle the unusual movement of
diaing-ears mere thaa 150 employes
DINING-CAR CONDUCTORS WHO PROVIDED SERVICE FOR SHRINERS SPECIAL TRAINS AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SERVICE.
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were reauired and they served on the
same trains on the entire run from St.
Paul, to Seattle. The food for such a
service was measured by the ton and
the Shriners and their families, it is
reported, got away with all of it. The
great big baked potatoes were the big
gest that could be procured, some of
them weighing as much as sevea
pounds apiece. None weighed less
than, three pounds. An interesting fact
in this connection is that many of these
monster "spuds" were procured right
here in Oregon.
Attractive menus suggestive of the
movement were issued by the Northern
Pacific They were made in the shape
of a fes, the kind that the Shriners
wear, and Just aa red a3 the regula
tion Shriners' millinery.
In each dining-car on the buffet, as
sort of a decoration, was placed a floral
piece in the shape of a fex. which
proved a beautiful and unique recogni
tion. When all the trains arrived at Seat
tle the conductors were photographed
with Mr. Titus and the "big baked
potato" float that waa used in one of
the Shriners' parades.
Rain, Delays Valley Grain Crop.
OREGON CITT. Or., July 31. (Spe
ciaL) The North Willamette Valley
grain crop has been much delayed by
the rains of the last week, commission
men. and dealers here have learned.
Although the "Continued changes of
weather has interfered somewhat with
the threshing it is expected that tho
wheat will average . nearly 30 bushels
to the acre. Up the valley threshing
began early in the week but was de
layed one or two days because of the
CATHOLIC DELEGATES DUE
Portland Party to Join Knights of
Columbus Train for Convention.
Delegates to the convention of the
Knights of Columbus In Seattle will
arrive in Portland tomorrow morning
in special cars from New Orleans, on
the Southern Pacific, and will leave
that night over the Northern Pacific.
Portland Knights of Columbus will ar
range for the entertainment of the vis
itors during their stay in Portland.
The main delegation from Portland
to the convention will leave today In
two special cars. Between 150 and 200
will go In this delegation.
E. H. Holt Opens New Piano Store Has Severed
Connection With E. H. Holt Piano Company.
Kraacla. Francis Falls, X. H. Kimball. V. Annette, Henry Mai-
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E. H. Holt, formerly president of the Holt Piano Company, has
severed his connection with that concern and opened a piano sales
room at 325 Alder-street. Oregonian building, under the firm name
of E. H. Holt. Mr. Holt has long experience in the piano business,
and has made many business friends in Oregon through his relia
bility and knowledge of the line. He has made arrangements to
carry Emerson, M. Schulz and other, well-known makes of instru
ments. The store at 325 Alder street. Oregonian building, has
been remodeled and fitted up as an ideal piano salesroom.
Lclghtea. lmacrt Uaaca J. Titus, Superintendent.