The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, February 18, 1917, Section One, Page 16, Image 16

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Capacity Audience Is Most
Enthusiastic Over Play
ing at Concert.
Ease of Manner In Presenting Most
Difficult lumbers Delights and
None of Usual Tricks Are
Resorted To by Master.
There is no doubt about it, Josef Hof
mann. pianist of international fame and
achievement, has a strong hold on pub
lic regard. He is greeted nowadays
with a personal liking almost amount
ing to affection.
At the Heillg- Theater last night Mr.
Hofmann again faced a Portland audi
ence In concert and at the ed of the
rendition of the same programme that
he gave last January at Carnegie Hall,
New York City, he played so magnifi
cently, with so much personal, quiet
charm, that he was greeted with not
only ordinary applause but with cheers.
Think of this in Portland, Or., a city
that has the reputation of being, cau
tious in its acceptance of musical ar
tistes! Nor was this all. Barely had
the echoes of the last number of the
regular programme died away, the
"Venezla e Napoli" (Liszt), than the
furore of popular approval began.
There were cries of "More."
Mr. Hofmann had actually to play
four different extra or recall numbers
before the audience would cease its ap
plause. Mr. Hofmann was just a little
tired, but he was glad to oblige.
Qolet Charm Pleases.
The last encore was an unmistake
able "good night" one. but it was evi
dently with deep disappointment that
the audience went home.
The wonder of it all is that Mr. Hof
mann wins such a big piano victory
so Quietly. His methods are the re
verse of sensational. There is no mys
teriously darkened stage. There are
none of the cheap tricks of the piano
juggler, no fancied exhaustion, no
"fake" trance after each big number,
as if the artist had just wielded a
sledgehammer and was "all in."
Mr. Hofmann, thank goodness, has an
art so pure, so permanent; a technique
so sound; an interpretation so poetic,
that he can well afford to be himself.
Last night some people, as they left
the Heilig after the concert, said:
"Hofmann is the greatest living pian
ist. He has distanced all piano rivals
everywhere." .
Chopin Played Masterfully.
This is a statement made by many
friends on the impulse of the moment.
Personally, I beg to differ to the extent
that we must be true to our best and
dearest piano ideals and remember the
glory left and whichv still lives of
Paderewskl and Busoni. These two
latter pianists touch the canvas with
grander sweep. They are tremendous
in their artistry, more dynamic in cre
ative values. They are the lightning
of heaven, while others are its stars.
Of course, Mr. Hofmann has reached
starry fame. No man living plays
Chopin so divinely, so poetically as he.
His Chopin is a delicious dream, the
delicate blush of a rose petal, and is
stamped with the quiet, complete touch
of a master. Hofmann's piano play
ing is so easy that its very ease is
deceptive until we try the same piano
selections at home, or listen to others
playing them.
Four Encores Given.
Hofmann's Schumann. Dvorsky,
Rachmaninoff, Scriabine and Liszt
are so finished that criticism is super
fluous. His first extra number, after
the Chopin "Sonate." was "Chant Polo
nais". (Chopin-Liszt). His four recall
numbers at the end of the programme
were: "La Jongleuse" (Moskowski);
"Nocturne in A-Flat Major" (Chopin);
"Spinning Song" (Mendelssohn); march
from "Ruins of Athens" (Beethoven
Rubinstein). The concert was under the direction
of Steers & Coman. and the house was
crowded to capacity. The next attrac
tion of the Steers & Coman series of
concerts is the engagement of Rudolph
uanz, pianist, and Albert Spaulding,
violinist. March 29.
Meetings to Be Held In All Meth
odist Churches.
Simultaneous revival meetings will
be begun this evening In most of the
Methodist churches in the city and con
tinue for 10 days or more. A resolu
tion to that effect was introduced in
the Methodist preachers" meeting re
cently and a committee elected to out
line the work.
Lach church will arrange its own
meetings to suit the local needs, but
each morning fr6m 11 to 12 all the
pastors will meet in the parlors of the
First Methodist Episcopal Church
where Lr. Stansfield. who is the spirit
of the movement, and the chairman of
the committee, will speak on the fol
lowing themes as keynotes for each
February 19. "Preaching the' Word.
(This is the order of the day for the
preachers' meeting to be held at the
Deaconess Home).
February 20, "The Doctrine of Sin."
February 21, "The Word of Salva
February 22, "Sanctity and Service.
February 23, "Human Destiny.
Oxford Man to Lecture.
A lecture of unusual Interest will
be given in the parlor of the Portland
Hotel Tuesday night at 8 o'clock by
Dr. C. S. Boahne, sometime Fellow
Royal Society of Oxford. The subject
is "The Dreamers" and those who
avail themselves of the opportunity o
hearing Dr. Boahne are promised
decided treat.
Dr. Boahne is a world traveler o
wide experience and great learning. At
17 years ox age he had earned his bach
elor of philosophy degree and at 2
was adjunct, professor of languages In
Harvard University.
Get a small package of Hamburg Breast
Tea. or as the German folks call It, "Ham
burger Brust Thee." at any pharmacy.
Take a tablespoonful of the tea, put
cup of boiling water upon It, pour
through a sieve and drink a teacup full at
any time. It Is the most effective way to
break a cold and cure grip, r s It opens the
pores, relieving congestion. Also loosens
the bowels, thus breaking a com at once.
It Is Inexpensive and entirely vega
table, therefore harmless. Adv.
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Top Row O. Van Taasel, of Madras,
ry dale. Or. Bottom Row a. W.
All of Walls Walla.
Wheat Growers of Inland Em
pire Demand Elevators.
If Oregon Metropolis Would Bo
Chief Grain Marketing Center in
Faclfio Northwest Steps Must
Be Taken Here to Attract.
The wheatgrowers of Eastern Wash
ington and other sections of the In
land Empire say that It is up to Port
land citizens themselves whether this
city shall continue to be the chief
grain-marketing center In the Pacific
They have strong sentiments for
Portland and are anxious that Port
land make adequate provisions to
handle grain here by the bulk system.
At a convention of growers and grain
men held at Spokane Friday resolutions
were adopted indorsing the programme
initiated by the Commission of Public
Docks for a public elevator system.
'The bulk-handling grain convention
held In Spokane Friday was attended
by more than 300 growers and grain
men from Eastern Washington and
Idaho and was a most successful meet
ing," said G. B. Hegardt, chief en
gineer of the Commission of Public
Docks, who returned to Portland yes
terday. The wheatgrowers of the Interior
are solidly Denina tne movement to
handle their grain in bulk. They are
making extensive preparations to han
dle this year's crop with that method.
Many of the farmers are planning to
build elevators on their own places.
and others are organizing associations
for the construction of community
grain elevators.
It was brougnt out oy various
speakers that there is a strong senti
ment in the Inland Empire for Port
land. It was declared that Portland
must make preparations at once to In
stall a public elevator and terminal
facilities for bulk handling. Resolu
tions were adopted indorsing the move
ment being launched by the Dock Com
mission for the construction of "a. pub
lic elevator.. Their action shows that
the farmers of the interior are exceed
ingly favorable to Portland and that,
everything being equal, they prefer to
do business with Portland rather than at
Seattle. But the question of providing
ample facilities for handling grain by
the bulk method here will be up to the
citizens of Porland themselves. We
absolutely must provide to take care
of the business, otherwise the greater
proportion of the grain trade will be
diverted to Puget Sound ports."
C. B. Moores, chairman of the Dock
Commission, accompanied Mr. Hegardt
to Spokane and will remain there
day or two to acquaint himself further
with the bulk-handling question in
Eastern Washington.
Former Special Policeman Sends
Bullet Into Head.
James T. Murphy, aged 30, formerly
a special policeman, was found dead
last night in his home. 642 East Forty
first street, with a bullet wound In his
head. Deputy Coroner Smith, who' in
vestigated, reported that Mr. Murphy
had committed suicide.
The body was discovered by neigh
bors, who had missed Mr. Murphy
since last Thursday. Mr. Murphy's
watch lay on a dresser, and there was
$214.05 in his trousers pocket. The
body lay in a clothes closet, with one
hand grasping the butt of the revol
Mr. Murphy came to Portland from
Monmouth, 111. He had no relatives In
Portland. The body was taken to the
Mrs. Ruth Koeser Charges Her Iiife
Was Threatened.
On Christmas eve, 1916, In the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Koeser. in
Or.) Charles P. Kennedy and I). R.' Thomas,
Imlay, h . S. Dement, V. II. Rogers, II. S.
Portland, Mr. Koeser approached his
wife with a revolver and threatened her
life, Mrs. Ruth Koeser alleges in a
suit for divorce filed In the Circuit
Court yesterday. She says she was
struck In the face by the fists of her
husband several times before she suc
ceeded In wresting the weapon away
from htm.
She charges further that Mr. Koeser
struck her with his fist and kidnaped
her child, Robert, aged 3, February 15,
1917, and is now keeping the boy in a
place unknown to the mother.
Mrs. Koeser asserts she had sup
ported herself and boy by sewing most
of the time since her marriage In Sa
lem in 1912. Her husband is a waiter.
She asks $20 a month for the support
of the boy.
W. R. Heales filed suit for divorce
from Emma M. Heales yesterday.
He alleges that on February 10, 1917,
at their home, 610 Harney street, Mrs.
Heales struck him and drove him from
the house. She is intolerantly jealous
of him, he asserts. They were married
in Grants Pass in 1S97.
English Playwright-Producer Haa Rad
ical Idea, on Aetlna and the
Theater, It Is Said.
Granville Barker, the English play
wright-producer, to whom is credited
much of the success of Bernard Shaw's
introduction' to the drama-loving
world, will lecture In Portland Mon
day night, March 12, at the Eleventh
fetreet Playhouse, under the auspices
of the Portland .Drama League. Mr.
Barker's subject will be "Why Worry
With Art?" and he has an ingenious
as well as thoughtful way of treating
with his subject.
Mr. Barker has some radical ideas on
acting and the theater, which are of
general Interest. He believes that the
studies which are contributory to the
art of acting should be followed by
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Granville Barker EnRllnh Playwright
and -Producer, Sponsor of Bernard
Shaw, Who Will lit In Portland Soon.
the community at large and not by the
theatrical profession alone, and that
the grace of speech and gesture and
sensitiveness in expression and under
standing which It is the actor's busi
ness to learn are the things which
would improve each member of so
ciety if practiced and studied earnest
"Acting." Mr. Barker has written
"is the art on which all other arts are
founded. Think of the number of
callings that depend upon the person
attached to that calling that of being
a really good actor, not in the sense
of being an impersonator of someone
else, but in being a good interpreter!
I think, in a sense, acting is The pro
fession, because it is the foundation of
a great deal more of the .amenities of
modern society than modern society at
the present time suspects.
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of Condon, Or. II. J. Elliott, of Per
Murray, W. S. Clark and Reld Wolfe.
Interests Discijss Stand
ards at Federal Hearing.
Farmers Say They Want to Ship to
Portland, but Insist That Mod
ern Facilities Be Supplied
for Handling In Bulk.
More than 200 persons Interested in
the grain Industry of the Northwest.
Including growers, shippers and mill
ers, attended a hearing conducted
Wednesday and Thursday In Portland
by representatives of the Department of
Agriculture. The hearing was called to
gather information and seek sugges
tlons to be usea later as a basis for
establishing uniform grain ' standards.
All phases entering into the Industry
were brougnt in discussions and as a
result a clearer understanding- among
all interests was reached. In connec
tion with the hearing the question of
handling grain by bulk was discussed
informally. It was made known that
the growers of the interior are plan
ning to handle grain by bulk exten
farmer. Want to Favor Portland.
topeakers declared that it would be
necessary for Portland to begin at once
to make plans to meet the new condl
tion. It was pointed out that unless
a public elevator system and adequate
terminal facilities were provided in
Portland a great part of the grain
traffic might be diverted to Seattle.
Urowers or Eastern Oregon especially
urgea roruana to nulla elevators, so
that they could continue to ship their
grain to this port.
The hearing was one of the most
successful and Interesting held since
the series of meetings was started a
month ago, declared the Federal rep
resentatives. It also was the most
important In point of attendance.
One of- the surprising features was
tne big attendance from Eastern Wash
lngton. Hearings had been scheduled
lor Seattle on Friday and Spokane on
Saturday, but many of the Eastern
Washington growers elected to attend
ine i oruaiw meeing. A. large con
tingent of growers, millers and dealers
was present from Walla Walla.
Expert. Are Heard.
On the first day of the hearinr Dr.
W. J. T. Duvel, crop technologist In
cnarge or grain standard investiga
tions of the Department of Agricul
ture, presided and on the second div
Dr. Charles J. Brand, chief of the of
fice or market and rural lnveetiga
tions, was chairman. Other represent
atives of the Government present were
L. M. Jeffers, in charge of the Portland
oftice of the Federal grain supervision
George Livingston, specialist in grain
marKeting: is. B. Qulggle. of the so
lienors' office; R. C. Miller, supervisor
in grain inspection; S. A. Regan and
Milan Xoder, assistants in the Portland
A. B. McAlpln or W. W. Bank Expect
ed to Be Chosen President F. E.
Wat kins Refuses to Run.
The annual election of officers of
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club
of directors will be held tomorrow
night In the directors room, starting
at 7 o'clock. Three clubmen have been
named for the presidency, but one of
them has declared himself to be out o
the running.
Indications are that the honor will
fall either to A. B. McAlpln or W. W
Banks. Mr. Banks is one of the si
hold-over members of the board. Fiv
new directors. A. B. McAlpin, C. Henri
Lab be. Edward C. Sammons, Frank K
Watkins and P. W. Lewis, were elected
at the annual meeting of. the members
last Tuesday night, and in order to
elect Mr. McAlpln, if they, all stick to
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District Attorney Jfeuner, at Rosenurs;,
Gets Letter sayinari I Will Kill
You Like a Di."
ROSEBURO, Or.. Feb. 17. (Special.)
Acting upon Instructions from Sher
iff George Quine. of this city, the om
cers at Tacoma. Wash., late today ar
rested Carl Scholz on. a charge of
threatening to kill Attorney-oenerai
George M. Brown, of Salem, ana Dis
trict Attorney George iseuner, oi noo
burg. Attorney-General Brown tonight
telegraphed the Roseburg officials that
he would either have Schols turned
over to the Federal officials for prose
cution or committed to the Oregon Hos
pital for the Insane.
Schols lived in uougias jouniy unv.ii
about three years ago. when ne was
arrested on a charge of insanity and
committed to the asylum. He was re
leased from that Institution some time
afterward, and returned to this city.
where he engaged In farming. A iew
months later he was again axresiea
nnn recommitted to the asylum. Hcnoia
escaped from the institution some time
ago and went to w asmngion, wnoro uo
has since made nis nome.
Durlnir his residence there he has
written a-number of letters to Attor-nfv-General
Brown and District Attor
ney Neuner, in wnicn ne mreaienea iq
kill them on sight. The last of these
was received by District Attorney
Neuner yesterday, and was written in
German. The writer declared in this
letter that the two officers were re
sponsible for his incarceration in the
asylum, and they had Influenced Super
intendent Steiner . against arranging
for hla release.
In the concluding paragraph or the
letter Schols said: "I am after you
fellows and I will shoot you like a
Valo Crapplers Defeat Penn.
NEW HAVES'. Conn.. Feb. 17. Tale
defeated the University of Pennsylvania
in wrestling tonight. IS to to.
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Rare Collection Will Be Dis
played in the East.
Mary Itoberls Tlineliart Has Pre
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in Philadelphia Knos A.
Ulills Also to Aid.
An effective plan for placing the
West before the Eastern public will
be realized In a few days when a col
lection of pictures by F. IL Klser, a
Portland photographic artist, will bo
en route to Eastern exhibition halls.
under the auspices of the Portland Ad
Club. The plan of taking some of
Mr. Klsers pictures East was first sug
gested by Mary Roberts Itinehart last
Summer at Glacier National Park, and
she has even shown great enough In
terest In them to make all arrange
ments for the display of the collection
In Philadelphia.
Mr. Riser s collection contains 137
pictures in large block and panel
styles, showing the most marvelous
natural colorings, that make them
more like paintings than photographs.
Included In the display which will be
shown at the ballroom of Portland Ho
tel this afternoon and evening and
on Mondav and Tuedav are scenes
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the Columbia River. Crater Lake, the
Lake Chelan region, western slope of
the Cascades, Glacier National Park
and seashore retreats.
After the three days' exhibition at
Portland Hotel the pictures will go
East with C. C. McKlm. first to Kansas
City, where they will be shown at
Convention Hall, and then to other
large cities of the East. In Wash
ington. D. C. Enos A. Mills, writer and
lecturer, will take charge of the pic
tures. In Boston Walter Prlchard
Katon will assist In the exhibition; In
Philadelphia Mary Roberts Rinehart-
The assembly of pictures represents
18 years of Mr. Klser's work. He haa
scaled the mountains with his camera
and has worked with his colors In a
manner that has gained him a Na
tional reputation.
Mr. Kiser plans to send back to all
the principal cities each year a new
collection of Orbn scenery. All th
local and Eastern exhibitions will bo
free and public.
Act of Congress Passed for Benefit
of Tillamook Settler.
ington. Feb. 17. The House of Repre
sentavties recently passed Representa
tive Hawley's bill to psy Preston B. C.
Lucas, a homesteader in Tillamook
County. $500 for improvements on his
homestead, which he lost when it was
discovered he had improved the wrons
The error was due to erroneous Gov
ernment surveys, and because it was a
Government error the House held that
Lucas was entitled to reimbursement.
He loses the land erroneously Im
proved, but has been permitted to per
fect title to the tract he supposed ho
was entering.