The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, September 21, 1919, SECTION FOUR, Page 3, Image 63

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Theatrical Contracts Viewed
as "Scraps of Paper."
Kmrllr I-'rancea Bunn DeclnrM
They Are Vot the One Who Suf
fered During Strike.
NEW YORK. Sept. 20. (Special.)
Belated one week, the new Eng
lish opera company of Fortune
Gallo is due to open at the Shubert
theater, all differences having been ad
Justed according to the best way both
sides could come together in the mat
ter of the actors' strike.
Words pale beside the unspeakable
conditions which this brought to many
who were not supported by their unions
and who were simply compelled to quit
work or lose their memberships in their
affiliations. It is never the "big" peo
ple who suffer, indeed they reap pub
licity and that comes near being the
larger stock in. trade of most of the
stage folk.
The outer glaze may seem to be all
smooth, but never again will the man
agers be in position to trust their most
trustworthy, to know that a contract
made has something tangible or re
liable about it. Why in the future, as it
proved to be during the last few weeks,
should a contract between actor and
management be regarded as more than
a "'scrap of paper" with a strong ac
cent on the "scrap"?'
Like the irony of fate it seems that
the scenerv, properties and electrical
effects of the late Oscar Hammerstein,
who made America know what French
opera really meant, should pass into
the hands of the people planning to
give German opera in New York.
George Blumenthal, formerly associated
with Mr. Hammerstein at the Man
hattan, who is business manager for
the Star opera company, of which Otto
Goritz is the head, has purchased all
the stage appurtenances of 21 produc
tions and taken over the storehouse
which contained this property.
It is not quite clear what the Ger
mans plan to do with the settings for
such operas as "Louise," "Thais," "La
Jongleur de Notre Dame," "Quo Vadis,'
"Don Quixote," "La Traviata," "Car
men." "II Trovatore." "La Fille du
Regiment" and others of that sort.
Perhaps they will have German transla
tions made for their following. It is
obvious that the Germans have no in
tention to keep their beloved Wagner
intact from the damaging influences of
lilthy lucre.
It is wnounced that some of the
Wagnerian works will be given in con
cert form, which would be reason
enough for that music bard of Bayreuth
to turn in his grave. Perhaps the fact
that the United States government com
pelled Dr. Karl Muck to leave this
country may be the cause for this be
cause although Louis Koemmenich and
Theodore Spiering are well equipped to
conduct these works in concert form
they perhaps have not had the exper
ience in handling the operatic stage.
Margarete Ober, is not taking the op
portunity to return to her own country,
as might have been expected, after her
strenuous protestations in Germany's
behalf, but she will remain here as a
member of the Star opera company at
the Lexington.
The mania for translating names of
plays and operas in these days has
taken on terrifying dimensions. Most
of all, this serves to show how little
many persons who should know better,
understand the languages which they
attempt to change into English. Per
haps the most glaring example of this
has been shown by several of the daily
papers in their account of Caruso's re
turn and the mention that has been
made of one of the tenor roles which he
is to sing during the forthcoming sea
son. Incidentally, be it told for the infor
mation of the translators as well as
for those who feel that they can be
lieve in the authority of the things
they read that Halvey's opera which
may be included in the new productions
at the Metropolitan is "La Juive,"
translated "The Jewess," not "The Jew"
as told in the several columns and the
tenor part is not the title role but the
role of Leopold, the young prince, or
Eleazar, the father of Rachel, soprano
whose claim to the titular part cannot
be denied. Whether Caruso will ap- I
pear as the lover, a Christian who
urges Rachel to flee with him, or
Eleazar, who, when he finds that
Leopold is not a Jew, attempts to kill
him, is not known to the writer, but
both are of prime importance and in
asmuch as Caruso has played so many
lover's parts, he might, for a change,
assume the part of the old man who
has the strong dramatic elements in the
Cursorily told, the story deals with
the persecution of the Hebrews.
Eleazar, who saved the child of one
Cardigiial Brogny (before he entered
the church) from the flames of his
palace in Rome in its capture by Na
poleon, became a prosperous jeweler in
PORTLAND, Or.. Sept. 11. Will you
kindly give a recipe for fig preserves made
from fresh figs?. -Also now to dry figs.
Thanking you in advance, INQUIRER.
FIG preserves Six quarts ripe figs,
two quarts sugar, three quarts
water. Plunge the figs into a
boiling soda solution (made by adding
cup soda to 6 quarts water), or into
a salt solution made with 1 cup salt to
1 gallon water, letting the figs re
main in the soiution about 5 minutes.
Then rinse them thoroughly in cold
water. Or, if preferred, heat the figs
thoroughly in a steamer, double boiler
(without water), or slow oven. Another
way is to dip them inio hot lye water
(made with wood ashes) and then into
cold water, holding them in the hot
solution 1 minute and repeating the
process three times. Make a syrup with
the sugar and water, flavoring it, if
desired, with lemon rind and juice, or
orange rind and juice, or stem ginger
or ginger and lemon, or leaving it
plain, according to personal taste. The
figs may be boiled in the syrup until
tender and translucent (usually about
two hours), and then allowed to cool
in the syrup, or may be brought to
boiling point and allowed to cool on
several successive mornings, until ten
der and translucent. Both methods
give good results, and are convenient in
different circumstances. When the
figs are thus thoroughly saturated with
syrup they may be packed, cold, into
jars, the syrup being then boiled down
to the desired richness and poured
over them.
Sweet pickled fresh figs may be sim
ilarly prepared. They should be eiven
preliminary treatment with salt solu- !
lion ana the syrup should be made
with spiced vinegar In place of water.
Commercial syrups may be used to
reduce the amount of sugar necessary,
the amount of water being, of course,
proportionately reduced, so that a
cooking syrup of the same density
Dried figs Figs are dried by several
different methods. One way is to pick
them (when they -begin to wilt and
show white seams) and dry them in the
sun. carefully turning daily, then to
plunge them into hot brine (1 cup
salt to 1 gallon water) for a few sec
onds, then the figs are "thumbed"
(pressing the eye-end downwards, and
the stalk-end upwards), and finally are
heavily pressed for packing with a bay
leaf or two between the layers.
Another method is to plunge them
first into lye water "to remove the gum
and "milk." probably about two min
utes, then into cold water, then into
hot syrvp for three minutes. After
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MONDAY morning September 22 promptly at
9 o'clock we shall place on sale 125 of the most
beautiful dresses that we have ever offered in an
underprrce event of this character.
Nthe collections will be found the smartest frocks in sizes for women and misses and the
it is mighty difficult to know just where to begin to tell the wonderful story of this sale.
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Far More
Costly Dresses
All at the One Price
At the sale price quoted it is but natural that
every woman will want two or three of these
dresses. But we must caution against allowing
your enthusiasm to get the better of you.
None of these dresses will be ac
cepted for credit or exchange.
Nor will it be possible or advisable
for them to be sent C. O. D.
Every transaction must be final.
Chose any one of the 125 dresses,
no 'matter what price the garment
should sell for, and pay $19.85.
Expensive Trimmings
Lavish braiding, embroidery, fur and other costly details are a dis
tinguishing feature of these distinctively styled dresses.
The new fancy braids, military and narrow braids are much used in
Natural kit coney, angora fur in beige and gray, a tricolette vestee in
oyster and touches of red and gold in the trimming are charming color
These dresses are one of the most fortunate special purchases we have
ever made or offered even in the Economy Basement Store.
Placed on sale for the first time Monday.
the Styles
Just picture in your mind's eye the most wear
able modes of the fall season the very models
that you have seen at high prices and in most
instances priced high because of the exclusive
styles. This is the character of dresses that will
be found in this magnificent sale collection.
The Materials
In these dresses are fine French
and heavier serges.
In the wanted navy (and one model
in tan for those who require a lighter
color) .
There are eight new styles as
All lined to waist and several
made with the cool and comfortable
opening at armhole.
Everything for Cash
Lipman, Wolfe & Co., Economy Basement
Everything for Less
draining from the syrup, they are
spread out to dry and when of proper
consistency are pressed close into
They may also be dried by being
placed in trays in the sun (protected
from insects), carefully turned every
day and pressed flat with the hand.
Pack In layers with bay leaf and keep
in a dry place.
PORTLAND, Aug. 11. Dear Miss TinRle:
Win you please give through The Sunday
Oregonlan a recipe for muffins. The ones
I want were as light and fluffy as sponge
cak. slightly sweet, baked In rings on a
griddle. Also a recipe for pickled walnuts.
I have had so many good things from your
answers and look for them each wek.
I hope the following is what you
want. It is a Scottish "trade recipe."
which gives a muffin or griddle scone
something like your description, but
there are so many slightly differing
varieties that it is difficult to guess
just which one you may have in mind.
I am glad you find this column useful.
The following muffins may be made
with sour milk and soda, if preferred
In this case use 1 yt teaspoons soda,
about one cup thick well-soured milk
and 1 teaspoons cream of tartar in
sted of the sweet milk and baking
powder given below.
Scotch Light Cakes. Four cups sifted
flour, four tablespoons melted butter,
hi cup sugar (or less to taste), one tea
spoon salt, three eggs, about ' cup
milk. 1 tablespoons baking powder,
a little grated lemon rind if liked. Sift
the dry ingredients, cream the butter
and sugar, beat in the eggs, previously
well beaten (some makers get better
results by beating the whites and yolks
separately and adding the whites last),
add alternately the flour and the milk
to make a batter that just settles level
when dropped into the rings. Have the
rings and griddle well greased. The
griddle must not be so hot as for plain
er mixtures. Drop the mixture into the
rings to about one-third of their depth.
Bake until golden on one side, then
turn ring and muffin together, using a
pancake turner. Bake on the other side
again to a golden color, being sure (by
observing the sides) that the muffins
are baked to the center. Serve hot with
butter. Some makers wrap the muf
fins in a cloth as they come from the
griddle, so that they finish cooking in
their own steam. They are allowed to
cool and then are toasted and buttered
when wanted for serving. A little knack
is necessary in baking these, as it is
important to be able to recognize the
exact moment at which to turn them.
I fear it is too late to make pickled
walnuts this year. They must be gath
ered before the shell forms and while
they can still be easily pierced through
and through with a darning needle.
Several darning needles with their
heads stuck in a cork make a useful
"docker" for pricking them over.
Pickled Walnuts. Use fresh gath
ered, tender, green English walnuts.
Wash and prick them over, rejecting
those with even a trace of "already
formed shell. Keep them one week in
brine (to "float an egg"), drain, rinse
and place in the sun until they turn
black. Pack into jars, cover with highly
spiced unsweetened hot vinegar and
seal at once. They should be kept six
months before opening.
Monmouth Farm Sold.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)
The 33-acre farm of E. R. Ostrom, one
mile outh of Monmouth, was sold this
week by the owner to William Wams-
ley of Sunburst, Mont., who will take
possession of the place in the near
future. The purchase price. Including
farming implements and stock, was
$7500. Mr. Ostrom, who has been in la
health for some time, will spend the
winter in Florida, but expects to re
turn to Oregon in the spring.
'Dallas Man Witnesses Murder.
DALLAS, Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
C. Fast, a farmer living near Dallas,
was taken to Portland this week by
Frank B. Tichenor. a United States
deputy marshal. Fast is wanted as a
witness to the murder of a postmaster
in Idaho. Mr. Fast was visiting at the
Idaho town at the tlmj of the murder
and was a bystander.
Cornelius School Finely Equipped.
CORNELIUS. Or.. Sept. 20. (Special.)
The public school of this place opened
last Monday with an Increased enroll
ment. All needed books will be In by
the last of next week. School closed
Friday to allow-the children to attend
the fair in ' Hillsboro. Many improve
ments in building and grounds were
made during the ummer. and now Cor
nelius can Doast of as finely an
equipped school as any in the state.
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