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TIIE OREGON SUNDAY JOURNAL .PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST il, 1007.
IS II! TROUDLE
American Actress WilL Open
Engagement Earty ?: to
Ayoid Being Scooped. .
TWO PLAYS WEITTEN
: ALONG SAME OUTLINE
Both Prodnctlofli WIH Bo Counter
.' jpru of Lady . GrosYenor'e Cm
' . Tanning ' Expedition1 bnt Are ' Not
,; ' riaglariainj. . - o!-'.:'
(Journal IpecUl lerrlee.) ',.
. London, Aug.- 0. -Here la the latest
Instance of "unconscious cerebration"
on the part of two playwrights, and
preaent Indleatlone ere "that tt , nay
make aoma compllcatlona for a popular
American ectreae In thia eountry. ; This
la Maxlna Elliott," whoae plana hare all
been made, for , opening- at the London
Xyrlo jarlr In September, with a mw
luaaerby H. V. Esmond, and who now
Tu that thtrt .mt be another Dlece
on similar lines in me neia.
- At th outset, by wish of tho author
"Whan Wa were Twentjr-One," part lo
nlara ware made nubllo reaardlna bla
new piece for Misa Elliott, but recently
aa unexpeotea happening completely al
tered the situation. Tbla was the ex-
f lolt of Lady Arthur Groavenor, aunt of
he Duke of Westminster, who, aa the
cablea to America announced at tee
time, suddenly took- It Into he bead
to sample the life of the tipey and
forthwith set out through Oxrordahlre
In a caravan aa "Sarah Lee, Lloenaed
Now exactly auch a proceeding on the
part of a fair member of the Brltlah
arletooraey ' forme the theme of a-
mond'a play, wbicb le called "Under the
Greenwood Tree," Wandering about aa
a "simple mer," bis heroine encamps on
a oertaln baohelor aobleman'a eatate, la
surprised by the owner,-and the essen
tlal romance follows. . Naturally Es.
mond, whoae lay waa written aoma two
years aro. did not flesire to oe accused
of having simply "adapted" the Lady
Orosvenor incident, and accordingly the
aeiaus or nie piot were communicatee!
a aramaua writer tateiy ana suv
liebed with appropriate oommenta
I Oanranalsa; xa ro polar.
Now for the second "coincidence,"
which Is not less surprising than the
first. Forward at once cornea an au
thoresa of note. Mrs. Margaret Wood,
with the announcement that over two
years ago aha commenced to write a
flay whose first act waa laid in a house
n Park Lane, and the other two In a
forest where the heroine wae caravan
ning. What is more. Mrs. Wood atatee
that her play haa not only been com
pleted, but accepted by a London man
agement, ao if the Esmond work la not
actually anticipated, to say nothing of
having a rival, both Miss EUlott and
the author may count themselves fortu
nate. Mrs. Wood, be It explained, brlnga
no charge of plagiarism against Es
mond; she wants only to avoid having
auch a charge brought against her by
the dramatist whoae plot haa been first
to get Into the papers. Meanwhile the
rival pieces, should both be produced,
will have no more Intereeted spectator
than Lady Arthur Groavenor herself,
whose caravanning tour waa brought to
an and recently by the parloue state of
the English 'summer." I have not
been able to Interview ' Maxlna Elliott
on the buMmL thm Vatreea belnr OU
of London at nruitnt but the obvious
move for ber Is to arrange to begin her
season at the Lyric earlier man iut na
SUnned, If possible, and thua avoid the
anger of what In the newspaper world
la known as being "scooped."
, . want Another rhWlpa. ' "v
' "Wan fart annthar Rtenhen PhflHpe
Thle legend may be aald, metaphorically,
at any rate, to adorn the portale ol
half a aosen English aotor-nianagera
who see opportunities In really good
poetlo drama, but up to now their re
spective quests nave provaa - uiu
The euhieot oaaurs to one on learnm,
that PhllllDa himself has lUSt promise
Martin Harvey to write him, a play
based On Scott'a "Bride of Lammer
moor," and - that Lawrence Blnyon, a
promising young English poet, la tne
lateat canamate ror ui manua wuiuh
the author of "t'aoio and jrranceaoa
Ann-vjraav hnfc annarantlv wftn't. - '
Harvey, It la true, may get bla poetlo
version or me utairaermoor romauow,
but If he doea bo will be mora suocess-
ful than any other English- manager naa
been of late.- Of Dromlsea Stephen
Phillips Is prodigal and dramas from
his pen have been announoed aa "forth
coming" during the past year by George
Aiexanaer, wno maae BO greai a iuwmi
In "Paolo' Beerbohm Tree and several
others, but these pieces have - not ac
tually been' forthcoming. Humor ears.
but never mlndt The fact remains
that for over three 'yeara no new piece
nas coma from the most promising Eng
lish - writer of blank versa Of bis time
and that-there eeema no one else to
aurnly the article.
been many, but disappointing. There
waa James Bernard Fagan. for example.
That young versifier aimed high In writ-
inr nie nr-rayer or we nwora,- out
did not nlease andhe turned bla atten
tion to modern comedy, with no better
results, ; ieier we naa tuaoipn oeaier,
regarding whose "Virgin Goddess" great
tninge were preaicteo, dui am noi ma
terialise.. Nor did Corny ne Carr prove
the looked-for aueoeasor . to . Stephen
Phillips when his poetlo version of
'Tristram and Isouir waa produced In
the, Strand, and -one thought that there
wouia oe ' no - xuruier hwiubw iw
awhila,? ' - . ' .
; xtiayoa u sanaa;.
Laerranee Blnyon however, la daring,
for he hae written a blank verse drama
In fmiv aeta about Attlla the Hun. and
Oscar A sens Is atlll more daring, for he
la going to produce It. At Mia Majesty
ton. which RMrbohm Tree haa vacated
In order to tour the provinces, and with
a costlv company and effects. All will
wish the venture well, of oourse. but
In view of aU the recent fallurea to
emulate Philippe' succeea, no rash
prophesies wiU be Indulged In here. The
author of "Attlla the Hun" la said to
hava "eteeoed hlosself" In the Burarun-
dlan and dermanlo legenda that oluater
around his hero's name and to bave
produced a piece of uncommon power
and grip. If, so, there may be lesa
cauaa for regret in oaae atepnen rnu
llpa' latest promise remains, ilka hla
Do English folk dislike Americana to
tha extant of wantlna Only to aea them
caricatured on the atageT Such a atate
ment la nonsense, of course, but aa- it
haa been made seriously by an Amer
ican theatrical agent, lately returned
from this eountry It perhaps, calls tor
aoma reply. An effective one cornea
from Mrs. Madge Carr Cook, who, - of
course is the .steror -Mrs. wigga, -tne
piece which A. T. Worm declares had
succeeded in London only because It
makes English folk feet superior to
In a letter published thia morning,
Mrs, Cook says:
"I do not agree) with Mr. Worm's
statement that tho English hate Amer
ica. Certainly ainca our arrival In thia
country the attention and courtesy ex
tended towards us by the oress and Dub-
llo alike are eufflclent to eontradlet the
peasimlsuo saying or air. worm.
'Again. I think It la totally wrong
tn aa that Talra. WlrgB and her asso
ciates of the cabbage patch are looked
upon by the English, aa representative
ypea ox ue average American citizens,
t in eaev to gather from the laughter
and applause with which the perfor
mances of 'Mra. Wigga of the Cabbage
Patch' ara greeted to recognise that the
appreciation of tho English publio la
genuine and alnoare, and not the out
come of any pettty or Jealous eentlment
towarda Amerloa.'r '
L1IIIG DIG L1I
' -1- - .
OF BLUE LEDGE
; ; . .,, . I ,
Perelopera Mate All Proii
H sion for Access and
: : ; llednction. ;
EOAD IS COMPLETED,
I '-ifiMELTEB PEOJECTED
New Tow 'of Enoen Laid Oat CIom
to Idno SeatUo ParM Also Plan
8meItr-Dlatiict . la California.
: Bnt Only Oeoapfcilcalljr Bo.
: I fapedal DUpt te Tke : Ibarnal.)
. Eileen, CaL, Aug. Since taking full
possession of the Blue Lodge mine at
thia place, tba Blue Ledge Mining com
pany haa laid plana for extenelve de
velopment and Improvement, intent upon
making: thia 'one of tho biggest copper
tninea la the Golden atate.
Not only tho Blue Ledge, but all other
propertlea ot the district, ara making
eplendld progresa with thia euramer'e
development.4 Rich atrlkea hava been
made on the 8L Albahs. Blue Extension
and Bloomfleld groups of olalma' On
the BL Albana a tO-tOOl leage oarryias
I2S a ton In a-old and irom I IO per
cent eopper hae been-tapped by the
main tunneL More than 600 feat of de
velopment work haa been dona on thia
f roperty, which la aa east extension of
be Blue Ledge. The group la owned
by Portland and Spokane mining men,
Henry Callahan of Spokane being man
ager, . '
Vba Mew Town of xneeau
The dallr atagea to Medford and
Jacksonville are loaded with paaaen
fers, and aeveral freight teams ara on
he road. Pack horeea are loaded here
almost dally for the tralla to the vari
oua prospecta - The district, covering
an area is by BO miles, la nearly all
located. While the district la in Sis
kiyou eouaanr, California, It - belongs
practically to uregon, as tne oniy way
of getting In or out la from tho Oregon
or . iio.ooo, naa compietea in wagon
road from Joe Bar to the Blue Ledge,
and the atagea and freight wag-one now
run to-the camp.
Eileen la the name of tha new town
loeated but half a mile from Blue Ledge
camp. It haa a hotel and store and ap
plication naa Deen maae xor a posionice.
F. W. Cooley has charge of the hotel. r
Vlana for Bmeltera.
The Seattle Mining company la plan
ning to erect a emelter on Seattle bar,
four miles below Joe Bar. and near the
confluence of Elliott creek with the Ap
plegate river. This smelter will not
only treat the ore of the company's
mlnea, but will do general custom work,
The Blue Ledge company haa in pros
pect the building of a emelter on Joe
Bar. to which the ore will be carried by
tram from the adit tunnels of the prop
erty. The company baa over S00 men
on its payroll, and the camp la one of
the largest In northern California.
The ledgea of the district, of which
there are at leaat four lmmenee ones,
all carry high and atable valuea In gold
aad oopper. The ore la a - eplendld
smelting produot. That the district will
take first place among the great copper
camps of the west le now an assured
fact, since tha immensity and wprth of
L1RS. HART LFKEE IS
TIRED OF MARRIAGE
' ' ,.!' " ' j ,: ., -.V-.f'VA-
" '( - , v ip ";..! J'
Former Wife of Hngh Teiis
' Determined to Secure
. V f Decree of Dhorce. : t .1
(Hearst Kews by Lagest teased Wire.) ,'.
' Paris, Aug. 10. There waa great aur
priee la tha Amartoan colony today when
tt beoamo known that tho beautiful Mra.
HaVt McKee bad Instituted divorce pro
ceedlnga against her husband, alleging
cruelty aa the reason for her petition.
Mra. MoK.ee la firm In her determination
tho system of ledgea ara gl ran tie ear
talntlea, proved by adequate development.
to go on with the ease and It Is said
that aome sensational and Startling
facta will- be brought out at the trial
early In October, by Mrs, McKee a et
tomeya. ' Mra McKee hae been temper,
arlly awarded the custody ol the enii-
None " of thoee eonneoted with the
ease will talk for publication, but It
Is understood that a . disagreement be
tween the McKvee Is not new. There
Is a report that they fell out eoon after
the dashing Hart McKee married the
fascinating- woman who waa 'the wire
of Hugh Tevla, eon of tha will known
Two years and a half ago, Mra. Tevla
married tha eon of H, Zellera McKee of
pitteburgi who wue . Involved la -the
fhyppe divorce suit. j
( 4 ' Battler In Bedroom. .
Oallatla V Corraapondanca NaahvOla
-.', ;' American. : , v .'
: A wall know oltlsen of .thia eountry,
who reatdaa In the Ridge, or Nortb Slda
eommunlty, relatea the following;
"Not long alnoe my wife went Into the
bedroom and waa horrified to And a
large rattlesnake- wriggling from be
hind a oicycie utt iwuira M.Hi
wait The baby had crawled Into the
room a few momenta before and was
Playing not three feet from the ser
pent. My wife attempted to strike, the
snake with a broom, but It sought .ref
uge behind the bicycle wheel, and occa
sionally thrust Its ugly head at ber In
a threatening manner. She called tome,
but by this time the snake had eought
refuge under the bed. and I klUed it
with a load of ahot from my gun. How
long the enake had bn In t!ie r
or Just how It bad got there !
Jndge T. N. r.obnett. tTnlteil- tat
Commissioner at Ar1t..ore. hae ben an
nounced aa a candidate for Secretary
of state of Okahoma on the PepuUUc
ticket.- - -
jfrff J full pre$sure all N.y
l y the time. y
IRVINGT0N PARK 2n
"The Addition with Character"
Is the corning residence section of Portland. It Is
an opportunity for investment you cannot afford to
overlook. Its desirable location, abundance of nat
ural shade, ease of access and rigid building restric
tions are setting it a high standard as a private res
idence park. See it now satify yourself it is the
only way. Alberta car to East 27th, go three blocks
north to Killingsworth avenue, then call at our
down town office and let us explain our plan of easy
F. B. ilolbrook 5 Co.
250 Stark Street
Phone Main 5396
F. E. Schwan, Afl.
On grounds all the time
30th and Killingsworth
12J, ACRES on Oregoa City car line! all rich, black bottom son;
. the very belt of onion and vegetable land; 9 acrea cleared; balance
light timber; good public road on each end. Price $350 per acre.,
ACRES, all nice, lerel land, within mile, of street car line; on '.
' good public road. Price $350 per acre; $500 cash, balance to suit
purcbaier. , : 7l '
10 ACRES, near Betyertoa; half cleared; balance nice fir timber:
soil rich and lays well; on good pnblic road. Price $100; $500 .
cash, balance on time. ' ' 1 -ri
t8 ACRES, 8 milea from Portland; all cleared; 2yi acres winter ap "
,' Jplfa. Price $400 per acre.
ACRES, 9 miles from Portland; on good public road; 'within '
: yi mile of railway station; on good sidewalk; all cleared; half in
orchard of winter applet; good 9-room houie. Price only $3,500;
$1,000 caah, balance to auit purchaaer. ; -
: 245 Stark Street ;
Following art few of tha resource from wbkh Bay City wd
derive Ita greatest wealth:
TIMBER. Orer 30,000,000,000 feet now standing, ready for the ax.
DAIRYING. Orer 10,000,000 gallons of milk were produced in
the country around Bay City last year.
CRANBERRIES No better cranberry bogs are to be fotmd in
the United States than those around Bay City.
TANNERIES The remarkable supply of hemlock bark, known
to be the best tanning bark, guarantees ample employment.
FISHINQ. Some of the best fresh and salt water fishing on the ,
continent in the bay and rivers near Bay City.
CRABS, CLAMS AND OYSTERSv-Crabf. are innumerable as
well as clams. Five species of the latter! Oyster beds close by.
RAILROAD CONSTRUCTION. For the first time in Its history :
Bay City cannot find enough men to assist in railroad building. -
SUMMER RESORTSvOrer half a million dollars is now being "
spent at Bayocean Park. Men and material of all kinds needed.
FARMING. Thousands upon thousands of acres available for the '
most profitable kind of farming in the northwest
FA CTORIESv Bound to come as a result of the almost inex
haustible timber resources. Extraordinary advantages. ' . :
INFORMATION- About all this eountry will be supplied free by
the Bay City Board of Trade, Bay City, Oregon. : , ,
Bay City Land Company
S19 Lumber Exchange,
170 Commercial Street, !
v u Satan, Oregon.
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This means that B AY OCEAN PARK, the most beautiful spot on the Oregon coast, will be reached in two and one-half hours
from Portland. The $250,000, together with the many other improvements hotel to be installed at Bayocean Park by
this company, will soon make lots hi this tract worth thousands of dollars each. These same lots under
OUR CLUB OR WHOLESALE PLAN
Can now be had for a few hundred dollars on the following terms:
Remember Bayocean Park is sure to become the most famous resort on the western coast and that every improvement promised
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