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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 27, 1918)
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PORTLAND, OREGOX, SUNDAY MUltALU, JANUARY 27, 1918.
BABIES ARE EXAMINED FREE
AT THE EDUCATIONAL BUREAU
Oregon Congress of Mothers Believes Welfare of Youngsters Is One of
Most Important Phases of War Work.
Powers Great January Credit-Giving. Sale
DURING THE MONTH OF JANU
ARY many special opportunities
are offered you to save money on
the purchase of furniture, but
not every sale advertised offers the same
values. This great January sale is not
confined to a few odds and ends, but in
cludes thousands of pieces of good, sub
stantial furniture of beautiful designs.
IT IS NOT MUCH FUN TO LOOK
ahead and save and do without the
things you long to own. And it isn't
necessary, either. If you buy on
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iture now for a small deposit and small
monthly payments. Don't let another day
pass without taking advantage of the
opportunity this sale provides.
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WAR GIVES AMERICAN MUSICAL TALENT
OPPORTUNITY FOR FULLER APPRECIATION
Songs and Operas by Compooero From United States Now Gain Hearing and Approval by New York Audiences.
Henry Hadley Wins New Honors in Operatic Field.
ItT KMlUt: FRAXCKS BALER.
NEW YORK. Jn. 1. Siotal.
Tho erfrct f the war on tnul
htk bfrn drpreisina In aonie In
ttaitres. but a- sratifyinn reartion U
pprorhlnc and Amrrlnn romptffr
are fast cun'og Into Ueir own. A iH
C4n sons of Frat merit In the flat
and In the tftit are not only uprlngirur
DP. but are flndlns a real hearing, or
rheatral nnmber by our own country
men are taking their plare on the ureal
yenphony programme and now opera
by American rompoaer are bidding
fair to find a lairting place In the reper
toire! of the rt" opera-houe.
Henry Hadley. whoe muntral career
la o cloaely Inicrwoven with the mu
lical life of the Far Went. i. wlnnlrlC
lew honor In the kperailc field. hl
three-art opera. "Axora." huTlnr been
produced on I'eeember by the I hl
:ui ipra Company In Chicaso and
Uter will be given In New Yoi;k City.
The composer conducted the premiere
performance and wa acclaimed by an
enthumaf tic audience who presented
Mr. Hadley with a allvr wreath. Not
only the audience, but the critics were
enthualasttc and on every aide one
heard commendation for the American
and Amerlcftn muelrlnnhlp that made
aurh a splendid performance poaeible.
The lext of the opera was written
by l'aid Stevens, a Boto lawyer,
who went on for the opening and took
the curtain calls with his associates,
who had helped to make the opera a
success. "Aaora" la the story of an
Astec or Indian princes, a dausrhler of
the Montezuma, who had many of the
trials and tribulations of her "foreign
mueical couein. Aida." as one writer
expressed It. It Is an effective, stir
ring work, admirably scored and af
forded the delightful Anna Kilxiii am
ple opportunity to score a well-de-aerved
success as the Altec prtneesw.
The Chicago Opera Company la to
give one more American opera this
season. according to plana "The
I'aughter of the Forest." by Arthur
Nevln. dean of music at the I'niverslty
of Kansas. Just at present. Mr. Nevln
la the leader of musical activities at
Camp Grant. Hock ford. 111., and it Is
very Interesting to know that he Is
the head of a family of which every
member la serving Uncle fain.
The Philharmonic Society of New
York Is also giving American compos
ers a prominent place on Its pro
grammesx Three times this week their
numbers appeared. The first com
poser lo be Introduced was Nicola
taucclla. a member of the orchestra
since l9. Ills composition bears the
odd title of "Whitehouse." which will
recall happy memories to many music
lovers for "Whitehouse" is the name
of the home of Mr. anf Mrs. Carl
toeckel In Norfolk, Conn., who found
ed the Litchfield County Festival. In
fact the music was composed for the
festival given last June. "The rtain,"
by Knverson Whithorne, of Cleveland,
is another American composition find
ing a hearing, and "Slumber hong" and
"Miwnlng Serenade." by CJeorne F.
Boyle, an Australian, who is living In
Baltimore, were received with much
favor. Mr. Boyle is a pianist and con
ductor and a member of the Peabody
faculty In Baltimore.
Great Interest has been manifested
over the first performance of Liszt's
musical legend of "faint Kliiabeth."
which marked the novelty for the
eighth week of the Metropolitan Opera
season. TJie oratorio, transposed into
operatic form, was given with Flor
ence F.aston In the title role. Clarence
Whitehill as Langgrave I.udwig and
Margaret Matzenauer as the Landgra
This 1 an opera which Is not writ
ten for the purpose of making the
soloists prominent, for all the favors
are giving to the orchestra and the
chorus, and both the Metropolitan or
chestra and chorus took advantage of
the opportunity and proved how many
laurels they ran win. Mr. Catti-Casaz-za
gave the dramatic version a marvel
ously artistic production and though
it may ' be several seasons before It
reaches the SO performances re-corded
to It credit In Prague, it is much more
than worth hearing.
A legendary atmosphere delightfully
pervades the story of Elizabeth, as told
by Otto Roquette. and, though the
author doubtless could trace his heroine
through history and legend to the Wag
nerian Kllzabcth, whom she In many
ways recalls, her family tree Is aaid
to rest deep-rooted In the frescoes In
the Wartbnry castle done by Morltz von
Schwlnd. The story briefly Is that of
Elizabeth, a saintly woman, who had
been betrothed In childhood to LudwiR.
the son of Landgrave Hermann, of
The second act finds Kllzabeth the
mother of two children, dispensing
charity to all. though frequently
against the wishes of her husband. To
prevent domestic disturbances, miracles
occur which thrlllingly change bread
and wine into roses; mystical leaves
come fluttering down upon the people
who wander through the forest paths,
and through It all runs the charming
vein of the supernatural.
Landgrave Ludwlg finally goes off to
a holy war, and when the news of hi
death comes. Landgravine Sophie, his
mother, long Jealous of her saintly
daughter-in-law. takes her children
from her and turns her outdoors in the
storm. Kllzabeth finds her way to a
hut In the forest, where a miraculous
supply protects ami cares for her and
allows her to continue her charities.
In this act Is another "Klizabeth
prayer." a long one and perhaps the
most beautiful music of the lovely
Followed with the death scene against
a wonderful background of music, so
feelingly given by the Metropolitan
chorus and the final scene of glorious
transfiguration. The opera Is truly re
markable, and was made more so by
the noble Inspiration and singing of
Florence Kaston In the title role, Clar
ence Whitehill as the landgrave Lud
wlg and Margaret Matzenauer as the
Landgravine Sophie. Altogether it
was a most notable nerfnrmnncA am!
being given in our own language, itl
marked quite a change as the result of
the great war.
"Butterfly." with the ever-Irresistible
Geraldine Farrar and many Americans
in the cast, was the New Year's (lav
matinee performance and, as always,
crowded the Metropolitan, even bring
ing Caruso into the audience among
the rows Manijine five deep, and who
seemed to enjoy it thoroughly.
Frieda Hempel and Caruso once more
delighted in "L'Kli.sir d'Amore." not
only with their almost flawless sing
ing, but with the charm and humanness
of their impersonations. "Manon
Lescaut." according to Puccini, and
"The Daughter of the Regiment" and
Geraldine Farrar, in "Thais," made up
The novelty now awaited for January
12 is the American premiere of "Lodo
letta." an opera by Mascagnl. with a
hook by G. Forzano based on Ouida's
Two Little Wooden Shoes." The cast
will Include Geraldine Farrar in the
leading role, Caruso. Amato, Miss
Robeson, Miss Kngener. Miss Arden.
Dldur and De Segurola. Maranzoni will
NEWLYWEDSJTO BE WARM
Fuel Administrator Add ltrccntly
Married Couples to Special List.
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. There will be
no honeymoon chill in Brooklyn if
Fuel Administrator Frederick O. Gun
nison has his way.
"To my preferred list, such as hospi
tals and homes where illness exists,"
said Gunnison recently, "and which
11 be first served with coal while the
present shortage exists. I itnend to add
couDles recently married." j
W. HTLE the auxiliaries arc work
ing for the soldiers and all the
women are knitting helmets,
sweaters and wristlets; while tlie May
or and the city officials are making
Portland a clean, fine city, the Oregon
Congress of Mothers has not forgotten
the most important phase to them, the
welfare of the liabies ol' the commun
ity. To see that good health is the.
basis of all children's lives the Par
ents' Educational Bureau Is established
in the Courthouse and at this place
the babies are examined and scored
and advice is given free for the asking.
Rich and poor are treated alike.
Many of the leading doctors give their
services at these examinations and the
faults that are found are very often
corrected when the parents find out
Just "what is wrong. It may be im
proper feeding, clothes too tight, too
warm or too cold. It may he adenoids
or tonsils or some minor trouble. Often
little peop.le come from a long way to
be examined. Frequently the bureau
takes tests to towns that apply for
Mary Jane and Jean C. Waterhouse
are two Knappa babies that when ex
amined by the Parents' Educational
Bureau were found to score 100 per
cent. They are children of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin. Waterhouse.
Robert Powell Fariss. of 507 East
Fifty-fourth street North, is a perfect
babe. His father is J. R. Fariss. His
mother was Blanche Powell, one of
the old Powell family after whom the
Powell Valley road and ever so many
other things and places were named.
Junior Howlett Is the son of Mr, and
Mrs. P. W. Howlett and he came within
half a point of making the 100 per
Cleo Maxinc Granigan. of Mayger,
Or., is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
O. B. Granigan.
Loraine Platts. a dainty- little dancer,
aged 4, is healthy and good, therefore
Every week tests are held in the
bureau that Is conducted by the Ore
gon Congress of Mothers in the Courthouse.-
Mrs. A. Bayley is in charge of
the bureau. Thousands of babies hav
been tested so far and many have been
found to score well.
TAX INDICATES WEALTH
James ISiK'lianau Left Property and
Jewels Valued at $1,000,000.
NEW TOr.K, Jan. 12. The estate ot
James Buchanan ("Diamond Jim")
Brady was worth only $1,219,809 net,
instead of about JS.ttrtii.OOO. as estimat
ed at the time of his death. Brady't
collection of jewels, usually believed
to bo worth more than $1,000,000, was
appraised at $507,445.
These facts are disclosed through
the filing of the transfer tax report
today. The reduction "in the value o
the estate from the original estimates
is due chiefly to the unusual number
of wildcat securities, chiefly of mining
stocks, hundreds of thousands of shares
of which were appraised as valueless.
The following is the list, with the
valuations, of some of the jewelry
left by Brady to his friends: Pearl
chain. Rose Dolly Schwartz. $18,000;
pearl ring. Jennie Dolly Kox, $7560;
ruby and diamond. Charles S. Mellen,
$n660: sporting ring. Harry Fox, $525;
sporting scarf pin. Jean Schwartz. $425;
sporting watch, Raymond Hitchcock,
FUMES LEADT0 DISCOVERY
Whisky Found Concealed In Tomb
stone Is Confiscated.
WICHITA FAIJS. Tex., Jan. 12.
The fumes of whisky issuing from
among a number of tombstones which
had been Jostled about while being
shipped from this city to the "Mary
Dee Cemetery, Mountain View, Okla
homa," attracted the attention of offi-
cers and resulted in the discovery of a
considerable quantity of liquor packed
In a box among a number of tombstones
and labeled in large letters, "Tomb
stones." Two negroes have been arrested,
charged with violating the internal
revenue law by transporting liquor into