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About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1908)
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j - "The Holy City." 1
f Theater patrons will have Increased
interest in the remarkable perform-!
'ances now being given of last (season's ,
; incomparable : success, "The Holy
'city." In selecting for his beautiful
"The Cat and the Fiddle.'
Chas. A. Sellon's "The Cat and the)
Fiddle," one of the most pretentious
productions of (he Reason, from both
a musical and scenic standpoint, will
idrama the thrilling narrative of St. be the offering at the Steward Satur-
I John, the Baptist, Mr. Bennett chose day, October 10 s
the most dramatic story ever told. I . . '
The epoch covering the birth of Chris-! 0; T I T
tit i. , . ,, Fiddle,", the authors have strung to-
o " B nmtj ui nil iijcv I J
fparison; the arrogant and ' sensual
f splendor of the Roman, shown , with
the greater spiritual beauty of the
? humble followers of the Master, pre-
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Bents enthralling contrasts. No more
absorbing tragedy was ever conceived,
no greater stage pictures ever pre-v
aented spectacular nnd powerful act-i
ing combined, scenes of .enchantment
inspire ennobling thought. Th? inter
preting company formed for this, "the
fourth season, and the support of Miss
Morey is the strongest that could be
engaged; the performances are ngaln
the most important theatrical offer-,
Ing of the year. At the Steward Fri
day, October 9. .
land, "the Island of Eye," ruled ..over
by Great Gobs, the villain of the play.
Great Gobs has Imprisoned in a gi
gantic Jar the good Genii. In order
to retain his power he is obliged to
sacrifice to the. Eye every hundred
years a maiden with a strawberry
mark on her left shoulder. He se
lects as his victim, Polly, and his at
tempts to carry her to the Island of
Eye. and to make the sacrifice, and
the frustrating of his efforts forms
the plot of the play. The scenic set
ting is nuquestlonably the most gor
geous and elaborate ever acocrded a
production of this character. The ad
ventures set forth take place in a be
wildering maze of scenic splendor, and
the three acts of the play are com
posed ot. 21 Depurate ami uiauuct
The principal comedy role of Hap
py, a child of fortune, who is chiefly
instrumental in thwarting the villain,
is In the capable hands of that unique
comedian, Charles A. Sellon,' while
Miss Jennie- Elmore very prettily por
trays Polly, the maid with the straw
berry, mark. The musical numbers
are all of the catchy, whittling kind,
and afford the sclntil'lating bevy if
charming chorus girls ample opportu
nity to sing and dance their way Into
popular favor.' As a whole the pro
duction Is one calculated to both
please and amuse.
At tho Pu.-tlme.
Standing room only was the sign
displayed several times last evening at
the Pastime. The bill as announced
gave universal satisfaction. The coon
song by Mr. Burton Is the talk of the
atergoers today, and Mr. Burton scored
a success in his beautiful ballad. The
pictures are all that can be desired,
and the Heacock orchestra is a con
stant delight to all who attend. The
special numbers for this evening will
truly please. It is evident that Man
ager Heacock Is In no way losing the
prestige which the Pastime has here
; " At the Scenic.
The Gane-Nelson fight Is a film that
will draw great crowds at the Scenic,
commenicng with tonight. The film
la crammed full of prizefighting and
lover of the roped arena pastime will
see something worth the money. The
vaudeville attractions continue for the
week and to say that they are filling
the Scenic theater Is superfluous, for
every one knows who has tried to get
in there. See the prizefight and hear
the funny comedians. ,
My "Watch is Slow.
Bill's on Fire.
F. A. Walters In New SDeclal-
Morris & Morris, In a complete
change. ' '
Matinee prices as usual.
At the evening performance
during the week the prices will
be 15 and 10 cents.
Change of Program Monday,
I .,j aUJB.
I' Matinees: Tuesdav. Thundm 4
and Saturday afternoons at 2: SO
Children under 15 "years of
age 5c at matinee. "t
DEMOCRATS TAKE NOTICE.
Special Meeting Tills Evening in Som
mcr Hotel Parlors, .
State Organizer J. H. Stevens of
Portland, is here today and desires to
meet the members of the Bryan-Kern
club and those Interested in democracy
in the parlors of the Hotel Sommer
this evening. :
Committees will also be appointed
at this meeting on the general . ar
rangements for the speaking' in this
city of ex-United States Senator John
M. Gearln on Tuesday evening, the
t, ilv jjwft ilt$ti 6a
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i uwn foor water system j
. S. A. GARDIXIER, .
Proprietor and' Maua;oi
HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE
LATEST MOVING PICTURES.
The big vaudeville featui
MORRIS & .MORRIS
F. A. WALTERS,
. The Comedian., -
And Be Independent
One of Many Spectacular Scenes in "The Cat and tho Fiddle" at Uio Steward Theater, Saturday, October 10.
ONLY A TOW TRUANTS,
Lout Warning Goes Out lo Refractory
I'aiH-nu by Truant Officer.
Only a few especially refractory
Parents are all that remain on the list
In the hands of Truant Officer Faulk,
after his strenuous campaign of the
past few days to get truant children
Into school. Children who dodged
parents' wishes and were out of school
In violation of parental Instructions,
have been rounded up and almost all
of them are now attending as required
by law. But there are a few of these
and a few parents who4 continue to
keep their children out To those, a
last warning will be made and then
look out, according lo the man with
the truant list
Carelessness, due to ignorance of
the school laws, was largely responsi
ble for the long list of truants early
last weck.S When notified through
the news columns of The Observer
that a Jail sentence awaits the par
ent convicted of this violation, many
parents assumed a different aspect tf
conditions and readily consented to al
low their children to attend school.
Many believed the truant laws are
mere whims of the school board.
governor-elect to succeed Hoke Smith.
The real fight was in'the democratic
primaries when Brown defeated Smith
for the nomination, and today's bat
tle of ballots Is a perfunctory pro
ceeding. Joseph Brown, Georgia's
next governor, while a man of wealth
and Influence, was but little known
candidacy against the popular Hoke
Smith was first announced. In many
quarters his ambition was derided and
Jeered, and It was thought he had no
cnance against Smith. The latter was
elected governor on a radical platform
which 'provided for state-wide prohi
bition, stringent regulation of railroads
and corporations, negro disfranchise
among the people at large when his ment and other popular' measures.
Grande Ronde Lumber Co.
Election In Georgia,
Atlanta, Oa., Oct 7. Georgia voters
re today going through the formality
of a state ejection,' aa the result of
hlch "Uttle Joe" Brown will tecom
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D. ;M. HUNT, La Grande
MOTION PICTURES AND
Culture of Rice
By Robert Burton.
DOORS OPEN AT 7 P, M. ,!
Ladles' souvenir matinees
Wednesday, 3 and 4 o'clock.
Children's 6c Candy matinees 1
Saturday, 3 and 4 o'clock. ? .
Buying Title. '
Coon Songs by Mr. Hlatt.
Manager D. H. Steward
Takes Pleasure In Announcing the Engagement of
"THE HOLY C1Y"
with LUELLA MOREY $ SALOME
Direction - Li Comie and Flesher
At The Steward, One Night Only
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9th
This Transformation Scene Showing the Opening of the
Tomb, the Ascension of Christ, Followed by Innumberable
Angels, closely followed by the opening of the Great Gates
of the ' N .
Mat opens to view the Golden Inworking of the Immortal
THE MOST LAVISHLY PRESENTED PRODUCTION OF THE
By Special Arrangement the Prices Will Be .
Orchestra $1.00; Orchestra Circle 75c; Dress Circle 50c;
Gallery 25c and 50c. Seats on Sale Vednesday
THIS IS A GUARANTEED ATTRACTION
Ste w ard's Opera Ho us e J
I La Grande t
I Saturday Evening, October 10
CHAS. A. SELLON
j The Merry Musical Fantasy
1 CPTL- f-Ji AND
iMV 'lUal- THE
Lyric and Music by Carleton Lee Coibv
21 The Big Beauty Chorus I w
Re3Song The Dainty School Maids SINGERS
: The Undressed Kids B
The Witch's Cave "Rosy Dreams" 0
The Fire Dance "The Old Date Tree"
The Fairy Ship Dlanna "Nearly Grand Opera"
Under The Sea 'Modesty"
' J "The Almanac of i822"
"Music and Mlrih
To please the fancy and divert the mind"-
1 PRICES: Orchestra Seats H 50? nrintinn.n.... 't..i. 1r .. .....
t it., e .i 11 . V. r i.vw, iicM crcic isc; uai ery wc children