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I.'AU, FOIiTLAND, SUNDAY MOIiUIIlQ. AUGUST 11. 1ZZ7.
IS Ifl TROUBLE
American Actress Will Open
Engagement Early; to
Avoid Being Scooped.
TWO PLAY? WRITTEN "
ALOXG SAME OUTLINE
Doth ProdnetloiM WIU Be Counter
parU of Lady . Groarenor's Cml
. Tuning Expedition but Arc Not
.. Plagiarisms. ' ..'-;.-.
,.' i V' (Journal Special ferric.) .' .
. London. Aug. 40. Her ia th latest
instance of "unconscious cerebration"
on th. part ttt two playwrights, and
present Indications ara that It nay
maka torn complication for a popular
American actress In thla country. Tula
la Malna Elliott,' whoa plana iiav all
been mad, for opening- at the London
Lyric ,arlr In September with a new
ijwT)y H. V. Esmond, and who now
ms that there may be another Piece
Ln similar lines in tha field. '
- At the outsat, by wish of the author
"When We Were Twenty-one," partic
ular were piade public regarding his
new piece for Miss Elliott, but recently
an unexpected happening completely al
tered the situation. This was the ex-
rlolt of Lady Arthur Oroavenor, aunt of
he Duke of Westminster, who, as the
cablea to America announced at - the
time, suddenly took lt Into he head
to sample the life of the gipsy and
forthwith Bet out through Oxfordshire
in a caravan aa "Sarah Lea, Licensed
ilawker." . .
' Now exactly such a proceeding on the
part of a fair member of tha British
aristocracy . forms the theme of Es
mond's play, which Is called "Under tha
Greenwood Tree," Wandering about aa
a "simple lifer," bis heroins encamps on
a certain baohelor nobleman'a estate, ia
surprised by the owner,-and tha essen
tial romance follows. Naturally Es
mond, whose lay was written some two
years ago, did not deeire to ba accused
of hsvlng simply "adapted" tha Lady
Oroavenor Incident, and accordingly the
details of his plot were communicated
to a dramatic writer lately and pub
lished with appropriate comments. ,
j - OaraTasntng xa popular. ' - ':
'''Now for tha second "coincidence,"
which is not less surprising than tha
first. - Forward at once comes an au
thoress of note. Mrs. Margaret Wood.
with tha announcement that over two-
years ago shs commenced to writ a
play whose first act was laid in a house
in Park Lane, and the other two in a
forest where tha heroine waa caravan
ning. What is mora, Mrs. Wood atates
that her play has not only been com
pleted, but accepted by a London man
agement, so If the Esmond work la not
actually anticipated, to say nothing of
having a rlvaL both Miaa Elliott and
the author may count themselves fortu
nate. Mrs. Wood, be it explained, brings
no charge of plagiarism , against Es
mond; she (Wants only to avoid having
auch a chaVg brought against her by
the dramatist whose plot has been first
to get into the papers. Meanwhile the
rival pieces, should both bo produced,
will have no mora Interested spectator
than Lady Arthur Oroavenor herself.
whose caravanning tour was brought to
an end recvnUy by the parlous state of
tha English 'summer. I have not
been able to Interview Maxlne Elliott
on the subject, the 'actress belnr out
of London at present, but the ouvloue
move for her 1 to arrange to beln her
season at the Lyrlo earlier than sue had
Slanned. If po.aitila, and thus avoid the
anger of what ia the oewpaper world
la known as being "scoopeJ." .
. Want Another FhJLLLlpB.
CT7 Bt,nhmi 'PhtlUnS."
This legend may be said, metaphorically,
at, any rate, to adorn the portals or
half a dosen English aolor-managers
who see opportunities In really good
poetlo drama, but up to now their re
spective Quests havs provad fruitless.
The subject ocours to one on learning
that Phillips himself has Just promised
Martin warvey to write .mm a ir
based on Scott'a "Bride of Lammex-
mnnr'l mnA that T.aairence BlnVOn. a
f promising young English poet. Is ths
atest candidate for the mantla which
the author of "1'aolo and Kraneesoa'
can wear but apparently won't
Harvey, it Is true, may get bis poetlo
version of the Laoimermoor romance,
but If ha doe he will be more success
ful than any other English manager nas
been of lata- Of promises Stephen
Phillips is prodigal and dramas from
hla Mn have bean announoed as "forth
coming" during the past year by George
Aiexanaer, wno maae so great a iuooi
In "Paolo?' Beerbohm Tree and several
others, but these pieces have not ac
tually been forthcoming. Humor says.
but nsver mind! The fact remains
that for over three 'years no new piec
ha com from the most promising Eng
lish writer of blank verse Of bis time
and that there em no on else to
supply the article.
Would-be Ellabaa to tht Elijah have
been many, but disappointing. There
was James Bernsrd Eagan, for example.
That young versifier aimed high In writ
ing his "Prayer of th Sword," but It
did not pleas andje turned bl atten
tion to modern comedy, with no better
results. Later we hsd Rudolph Besler.
regarding whose "Virgin Goddess" great
things were predicted, but did not ma
terialise. . Nor did Corny ns Carr prove
the looked-for successor . to Stephen
Phillips when his poetlo version of
'Tristram and Iseuit" was produced In
the; Strsnd. and -one thought that there
would be no further attempts for
awhile. ' - v. . ' ;
r":;-' Stmro Xs Daring.
Lawrence Binyon, however, la daring,
for he ha written a blank vers drama
in four sets about Attlla the Hun. and
Oscar Aschs Is still more daring, for he
Is going to produce It At His Majesty s
too, which Beerbohra Tree has vacated
in order to tour tha provinces, and with
a eostly company and affects. All will
wish tha venture well, of coarse, but
In view of all th recent failures to
emulate Philippe' success, no rash
prophesies will b Indulged in her. The
author of "AttlU tha Hun" la ald to
have "steeped himself" in th Burgun
dlan and Oermanlo legends that cluster
around hla hero's name and to have
produced a piece of uncommon power
and grip. If. so. thr may b les
caua for regret In case Stephen Phil
lips' latest promts remain. Ilk hla
other. unfulfilled. ,
Do English folk dislike Americana to
th extent of wanting only to aa them
caricatured on tha stage? Such a state,
ment la nonsense, of course, but aa it
ha been mad seriously by an Amer
ican theatrical aaent lately -returned
from this country It perhaps, call -for
some reply. An effective ona come
from Mrs. Madge Carr Cook, who, . of
course 1 th . star of "Mrs. Wlggs," the
piece which A. T. Worm declare had
succeeded In London only - because It
make English folic feel superior to
In a letter published thla morning,
jb. fsvrilr umwm
i do not agree with Mr. Worm's
statement that the English hat Amer
ica. Certainly since our arrival in thla
country the attention and courtesy ex
tended toward u by th press and pub
llo alike ere sufficient to contradict th
naaaimiatie aavlne- of Mr. Worm.
'Again, I think it la totally wrong
to say that "Mr. Wlggs ana nr asso
ciate of tha cabbage patch are looked
11 twin hv tha Ena-llah as representative
typea of tha average American citizens.
It J easy to gather from th laughter
end applause with which the perfor
mances o? Mr. Wigg of th Cabbage
Patch are greeted to r.oornlse that the
appreciation of th English public I
niiiiM and sinner, and not the out
come of any pettty or jealous aentlmant
OF DLUE LEDGE
DeVelopers Hake All Proii-
sion for Access and
. "Deduction. :'.
EOAD IS COMPLETED '
New Town of Eileen Laid Out Close
to Mine Seattle rartje Also Plan
Smelter District , fat California,
Bat Only Goofapblcally So.
' (gpeclai Dispatch ta Ts Jbonial.)
' Eilsen. Cai, Aug. . Since taking full
possession of the Blue Ledge mine at
thla Place, tha Blu Ledge Mining oora
pany ha laid plabg tot xtcnslv de
velopment and Improvement, intent upon
making this ons of th biggest copper
mine la th Golden atat.
Not only; th Blue Ladga, but all other
propertlca of tha district, ar making
splendid progress with thla aummar'a
development.' Rich trlkee hava been
mad on tb St, Albans, Blu Extension
and Rloomfleld stouds of clalma" On
the St Albana a 40-foot ledge carrying
20 a ton .In gold and from to s per
oent copper has been- tapped, by . th
main tunneL Mor than 600 feet of d
v,innmnt work has been don on thla
property, which ia an oast extension of
the Blue Ledge, Th group 1 owned
by Portland and Spokane mining; men,
Henry Callahan of Spokaa being man
ager. . . ,.
Tha sTw Town of XHni
Th dally stages to Msdford and
Jacksonville ar loaded with paen-
fara, and several freight team ar on
he road. Pack horae ar loaded here
almost dally for tha trails to th vari
oua prospects. - Tb district, covering
an area' (5 by 60 miles, ia nearly all
located. While the district is In Sis
kiyou couaa, California, it belongs
practically to Oregon, aa tha only way
of getting In or out 1 from th Oregon
- Th mug Ledge company, at a cost
or. 110,000, baa completed w wagon
road front Jo Bar to tha Blu Leu (re.
and tha stage and freight wagons now
run tA. th camn. . . , , ' " . '
Eileel is the name of tha new town
loeated but half a mil from Blu Ledge
camp.-. It ha a hotel and tor and ap
plication has been mad for a postornca
t . w. i;ooiy nas cnarge oi .m notei.
. ' JPlama foe kunaltaBw. - .;
' Tha Seattle Mining; company la plan
ning to erect a ameltar on Seattle bar.
four miles below Jo Bar, and near tha
confluence of Elliott -creek with th Ap
plegats river. Thla smelter will not
only treat the or of tb company's
mines, but will do general custom work.
Th Blua Lad g company has in pros
pect tha buUdlng of a smelter on Jo
Bar, IO wnicn inn ore wui oe camw oy
tram from th adit tunnels of th prop
erty. Tha comDany haa over 100 man
on It payroll, and th camp la on of
the largest in nortnorn uuuornu.
Th ledges of tha district, of whloh
there ar at least four Immense ones,
all carry high and stable values in gold
amd Bonner. - Th or 1 a - splendid
smelting product : That th district will
take first place among th great copper
camps of th west I now an assured
fact, since th immensity and wprth of
5. HART LVKEE IS
1ED OF MM
Former WJfe of Hugh Te?is
Determined to Secure
. Decree of DiYorcc;
(Hearst Kewa by Lsaget. Leased Wlra) 1
' Parle, Aug. 18. There was groat sur
prise in th American colony today whea
it became known that th beautiful Mra
Hart McKaa had Instituted divorce pro
ceedings against her husband, alleging
cruelty as th reason for her petition.
Mrs. MCM.ee is iirm in Ar aeterminauon
th system of ledges ar glgantlo oar
talntles, proved by , Ajuate develop
to to on with the case and It Is said
that some sensational and startling
facts will be broughl out at the trial
early In October, by Mrs. McKee's st
tornuys. ' Mrs. McKee haa been tempor
arily awarded the custody of the chil
dren. ... . .
Nona or those . connected witn mi
ease will talk for publication, but It
Is understood that a disagreement be
tween the McKees Is not new. There
Is a report tnet tncy reu out soon snor
th dashing Hart McKee married the
....liiut in , woman who was ' the Wl f
of Hugh Tevls. son of tha well known
' Two years ana a ran ago, aire.
married th eon of H, Zellere McKee of
ptttaburg, who wu Involved in th
Phyppa divorce ault i
Rattler In a Bedroom.
QallatlB Correspondenc NashvOl
. American. ...
wall know oltlaen of .this country,
who reslds in th Rldga, or North Sid
. . -.1 . tK. fnllrtwlnr! '
. "Not long slno my wife went into ta
bedroom and was horrified to find a
, ..i..Mat.A . H,,Knff from ne-
hind a bicycle that leaned against ths
.. M,, . i w.a .Mwlad inlii Tha
wail. in wur i
room a few momenta before and was
J .b--riiiLr ' w An abundance of J t
j city water under, Br (1 ':' ,
frrrf J ; ; 'ttU P?ure all . v;
llljly ' the .time. 7 -V
playing not three fet from tbe ser
pent. My wife attempted to etrlKe the
snake with a broom, but It souxht ,ref
Uiie behind th bicycle wheel, and occa
sionally thrust Its ugly heaj at bar in
a tnreatenlng manner, nnomnaiomt,
but by this time the snake had eought
reruge under the bed, and I xiuei it
with a load of ehot from my run. How
long the ana r1 t-n t '
or Just how u t t I l tiier i
Judge T. N. r r."ett. T-r,itv r
CommUaloner at vi ora V .
nounced as a ci-.-uuate fr '
of H'at bf Oaahwuia ou th u-ticket
"The Addition with Chnracter '
Is the coming residence section of Pprtland. It is
'. an opportunity for investment you cannot afford to
overlook. ; Its desirable" location, abundance of nat
I 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
' payments. ",' .;;V;-v.-''.'.
P. B. Ilolbrook & Co.
' 250 Surk Street '
Phone Main 5396
- -F. E. 25chwTUvAjL
On grounds all the time
30th and Killingsworth
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' the very best of onion and vegetable land; 9 acre cleared; balance
light timber; good public road on each end. Price $350 per acre.
7T4 ACRES, all nice, level lnd, srithin M mile. of itreet car line; on
" good public road. Price $350 per acre; $500 cash, balance to euit
purchaser. - ... ' '
10 ACRES, near Beaverton; naif cleared; balance nice fir imbn
oil rich and lays well; on good public road. Price $1,500; $500
cash, balance on time. ; ; '"-'.v
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, Yi mile of railway station ; on good tidewalk; all cleared; naif in
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$1,000 cash, balance tq euit purchaser, . w - ; '
AT , I
BAT CITY, t
TILLAMOOK BAT. 1
Followteg an a few of the reaoorcM from whkh Bay City will '
derive Ita greatest wealth: - .;;.; ' J
' TIMBER. Ovf 30,000,000,000 feet now standing, ready for the ax.
DAIRYING Over 10,000,000 gallons of milk were produced in ?
the country around Bay City last year.
, CRANBERRIES No better cranberry bogs' are to b found 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 OYSTERS. Crabs, are innumerable as
well as clams. Five species .of the latter; Oyster beds close by.
RAILROAD CONSTRUCTIONFor the first time in its history J
-Bay City cannot find enougB men to assist in railroad building. : ' Z
.SUMMER RESORT& Over half a million dollars is now being T
spent at Bayocean Park. Men and material of all kinds needed.
, FARMINQ. Thousands upon thousands of acres available for the J
most profitable kind of farming in the northwest ,
, FACTORIES Bound to come as a result of the almost in ex-
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- the Bay City, Board of Trade, Bay City, Oregon. ; ,
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This means that BAYOCEAN. PARK, the most beautiful spot on will be reached, in two and one-half hours
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