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The advent of GIffen & Neill's grand
company, which begins an extended en-
gagement at the llarquam Grand tomor
row evening, will be watched with appre
ciation and interest by all lovers of the
drama in this city. A capable stock com
pany, composed of artists whose reputa
tions have been long since established
through their association with the best
stars and companies in the profession, Is
a wonder to the theater-going public and
will doubtless meet with instantaneous
recognition and favor at the scale of
prices adopted. The company, which is
to appear for patronage at the Marquam,
appeared for 15 weeks to delighted audi
ences in Denver,- and was then transferred
to Salt Lake City, where, during an en
gagement of 10 weeks, its success was
phenomenal. The new managers of the
llarquam Grand, fully realizing the pe
culiar condition of affairs in the amuse
ment world, evidence a foresight and an
ambition to gratify their patrons which
calls for the warmest commendation and
support. A return to the stock system is
being looked upon throughout the "West
as the only means of providing first-class
dramatic entertainments at prices which
th" general lethargy and depression in
business have rendered almost a neces
sity. Messrs. GIffen & Neill are the pion
eers in this direction, and the success they
hae met with is certainly an indisputable
rroof of popular indorsement. The plays
in the company's repertoire, which in
cludes all of the great successes of recent
years, are produced in a manner which
would do credit to the finest metropolitan
company. The first of the scries of dra
matic surprises will be "Captain Swift,"
which has been selected as the opening bill,
as it utilizes the full strength of the com
pany, and Is in itself a wonderfully
strong and intensely interesting drama.
"Captain Swift" first brought Haddon
Chambers into prominence as a drama
tist, and it has for a number of years
been recognized as a leader of the modern
class to which it so distinctly belongs.
Strong and pathetic by turns, often ex
tremely dramatic, it engages the atten
tion of the auditor at once, and becomes
more and more interesting a3 its action-
progresses. The air of romantic mys
ticism which enshrouds "Captain Swift"
lakes him a character which unconscious
ly almost compels the sympathy of the
audience from the beginning of the play
until, wearied with pursuit, and heart
broken at the discoveries he has made,
he puts a bullet through his heart to save
the honor of his mother's name. The play
is rather somber throughout, but the sen
timent is wholesome, and in the hands
of the GIffen & Neill company the deli
cate bhadings are all brought prominently
forward, and all in all a more artistic or
enjoyable performance could not be se
lected to usher in an engagemnt which is
certainly destined to prove gratifying,
both to play-goers and management. The
title role will be taken by air. T. D. Fraw
Icy, for the past three seasons leading
man with Nat C. Goodwin, and his por
trayal of the character has been most en
thusiastically commended, both by the
press and public in the cities In which the
play has been presented by this company.
Miss Jennie Kennark. the leading lady of
the company, who will certainly soon be
come a great favorite, will be Introduced
in the sentimental role of Stella, and Miss
Phosa McAllister, in the role of Mrs. Sea
brooke, a part calling for unusual dra-inaiO'powcrJfjuidftflki;i.BXi3e1iplayJ-iv1Il
admirably cast throughout, and particu
lar attention willl be paid to the staging
and what is generally known as the "busi
ness" of the production.
Considerable interest has already been
manifested In the premiere production of
the new venture, and indications point to
a most successful and prosperous inaugu
ration of the new policy. The piece will
continue throughout the week, with mat
Professor Glcnson'.i Inhibitions.
The wonderful exhibitions given by Pro
fessor Oscar It. Gleason, the famous
horsetrainer, at the Exposition building
during the past few weeks have attracted
such widespu-ad attention, and drawn
such big crowds that the master of equine
whims has been prevailed upon to con
tinue them on Monday, Tuesday, "Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday evenings of this
week. The professor's ability to sub
Jugate vicious animals that some of the
b"st horsemen in the state have declared
beyond human control, seems at times
almost marvelous. That immense crowds
gather around his sawdust arena night
after night, and with breathless interest
atch him perform wonders with horses,
that never fall at the outset to give plenty
of eIdence of vicious natures, is sufficient
t: demonstrate what a rascmating power
is his. He is so calm, so cool and perfect
ly fearless that many people claim that
his power oer horses is hypnotism, but
he says it is not; It is simply will-power
and treating horses as they should be
treated sensibly and kindly. Whatever
It is. it is a sight every one should see.
There is something fascinating about it.
fcr people have attended evening after
c ering, and never seem to tire.
Tomorrow evening Professor Gleason
will have some startling features to In
troduce, In the way of horses of particu
larly bad reputation. Not a horse has
yet been found In that state that he can
rot quickly subjugate. Some that are
now to be introduced to the public have
been brought a long way, at heavy ex
pense, and are said to come from very
tough communities. An ordinary individ
ual could not be induced to look at them
loag over a high picket fence, but the
professor promises to make ladies' driving
fcerses of them.
"Jack the Ripper" proved himself
v orthy of his blue equine blood at last
i .ght's horse-training exhibition at the
Exposition building, but he. as well as
tvrce other brutes of bad reputation, be
ta'ne tractable under Gleason's handling.
The wcrk was very exciting at times, and
everybody cheered lustily. Professor
Gleason's method of taming and training
v. .Id and bad horses is a revelation. And
hl- method is little else than the exercise
of good "horse" sense, backed by much
experience. He is as much the educator
of people interested in man's beet friend
as he is an educator of the honsc.
There will be no performance tonight
(Sunday), as erroneously announced in
Mr. Ki'imnn'n Lant Lecture.
Mr. George Kennan. the Siberian trav
eler and champion of the cause represent
ed b the Russian revolutionists, delivered
his second and last lecture on the "Rus
sian Political Kiiles" to a large audience
-t the Marquam Grand iRst night. He
cpoke for two hours, during which time,
tv means of a stereopticon, the faces of
the llower of the Russian people,
doomed t a life of suffering and
w ?e, were thrown upon the can
as It was an intensely interesting
lecture, explaining the origin of the move
ment by different political reformers,
wht, though believing unlike others, have
jet that common object for its accom
plishmentthe redemption of untold mil
i.ons of human beings from a government
which, on the threshold of the 3kh cen
trri. still continues to use the knout
anl lash upon the victims on whose shoul
ders all of its uuraeus rest. "Ve," said
Mr Kennan. "I am linked to them only
by ties of sympathy and affection, but
I uo wish I coBkl claim & much closer
kindred with these heroes and martyrs
of so great a cause as that of HdOOfcttti
human belns3.M Ke gave his experience
in the most remote mines, as well as In
the exile forwarding prisons, in the hospit
als and villages, where men and women
are doomed to spend their lives by admin
After the lecture many of the audience
remained waiting until they could thank
Mr. Kennan for his work in behalf of the
Russian people. Some were arranging a
reception for the lecturer to take place to
morrow evening, but his leaving on the
afternoon train prevented Its being car
Comlnpr Attractions at Cordrny'B.
Commencing next Friday evening,
March 1, for three nights and Saturday
matinee, Mahara's mammoth minstrels
will appear at Cordray's. Exchanges
speak highly of the company. A Los
Angeles paper says: "That the negro
minstrel show is still a favorite form of
amusement was evinced by the responsive
audience that greeted Mahara's original
colored minstrels last night. The galler
ies were crowded, and the gods caught on
to the funny business without any
prompting. The show is certainly one of
the best of the kind that has visited Ls
Angeles for some time. Every man and
boy In the company Is an artist in his
special line. The juveniles are especially
clever. The dancing of the 'kids,' to use
the slang of the day, was 'out of sight.'
Harry Fidler and Robert Webster, as end
men, kept the house In a constant roar.
Webster is a great fun-maker. His
quaint jokes quite convulsed the audience.
The troupe possesses several very good
vocalists. Their songs are catchy and
original. The orchestra is first-class.
Simpson, the trombone soloist, is a mar
velous performer. Hilliard Brewer, the
contortionist, performs some startling
feats. Taken as a whole, the olio Is In
teresting and mlrth-provoklng. There Is
no use taking up space In recommending
this troupe. They are well-known to be
the best, most refined and most suitable
for ladles to attend than any other min
strel organization that ever appeared In
this city. They are great favorites."
JTevr Orchestra, at the Marqnam.
Manager Heillg has placed the organiza
tion of the Marquam Grand orchestra In
the hands of Mr. H. A. Webber, who is
very well known in Portland. Mr. Web
ber announces that he will retain the
nresent leader of the orchestra. AIr Tnnv
Zilm. but that the personnel of the in
strumentalists will be pretty generally
Maggie Cline's new and novel bicycle
act Is said to be a big go In the East.
Joseph R. Grismer and wife, Phoebe
Davies, have made a distinct success in
New York in W. A. Brady's "Humanity."
Frederick Warde and Louis James have
scored a great success at the Baldwin the
ater, San Francisco, in their production
of "Henry IV."
Charles T. Vincent is putting on the fin
ishing touches on "A Naval Cadet." the
new play he has written for Champion
Corbett. Manager Brady expects to pro
duce "A Naval Cadet" some time in April.
Carmenclta, the Spanish danseuse, de
parted from New York on the 1st Inst, for
Europe for the purpose of making a tour
of the world. She expects to be absent
about two years, and will return to this
country.by way of San Francisco.
T)an0rbshlfy. who cloVedJhis season in
JerscjCity recently because V'O'Neill," his
new play, was too delicate, as he says, to
suit the taste of the general public, is
closing a contract with D. W.i Truss to
write a play In which Gus Williams and
John T. Kelly will star together.
Frederick Warde proposes to send his
promising young son, Earnest, to Europe
for a tour of the principal theaters In or
der that he may gain a knowledge of the
methods of the leading foreign actors.
Young Mr. Warde is doing excellent work
in his father's company this season.
Nearly all companies traveling through
the South and West this season report
business very bad, and a number who
sought those sections early have been com
pelled to close. New York was never so
filled with professional people out of em
ployment at this season of the year as
A new play by Charles E. D. Ward,
called "A Leader of Men," was produced
by the Kendals at the Tremont theater,
Boston, last Saturday evening. The title
originally selected by the author was "A
Political Woman," but at his request by
cable It was changed just before its pre
sentation. The play is said to be very
strong and to have been admirably pre
sented by the Kendal company.
A London telegram says the next new
play by Sardou, "Don Quixote," will be a
mixture of comedy, drama and farce. It
will not be founded on the exploits of Don
Quixote and Sancho Panza alone. The
great dramatist has associated with the
doings of the two leading characters the
adventures of Cardenio, Luclnde, Ferdi
nand. STarcella and Fella, and has devel
oped the main love affairs of Cardenio
and of Lucinda. It Is expected before
William Greer Harrison, who Is an in
surance man by profession, and a writer
of plays with a flavor of the bard of Avon
by Instinct and choice, was the host at a
Shakespearean breakfast in the Bohemian
Club In San Francisco the other day.
Frederick Warde was the special guest,
and the 100 gentlemen invited to meet him
were fromthefront ranks in San Francisco
of many widely different callings. Mer
chants and artists, lawyers and musicians,
poets and railroad men sat down together.
At every cover there was a little card
which suggested a profound groping in a
Shakespearean concordance, for on each
card was a line or two from the bard,
more or less correctly applicable to the
guest whose name found a place below the
quotation. A bunch of violets. In bouton
niero form, was tied to each card, and so
the air was fragrant with the perfume of
On Monday, February IS, at the Califor
nia theater. San Francisco, Frederick
Warde and Louis James will present for
the first time a new romantic play by
William Greer Harrison, of San Fran
cisco, entitled "Runnymede. or Robin
Hood and His Merrie Men." which deals
with the historical incident of the English
Magna Charter, and the romantic story of
Robin Hood, the outlaw of Sherwood for
est, and his men. The. story occurs in the
time of King John. Just as his brother,
Richard the Lion Hearted, has returned
from exile, to attempt to regain his throne.
These two, with Robin Hood. Friar Tuck.
Cardinal Langton, of historic fame. Makl
Marian and Marjorie. are the principal
characters and supply the action and
movement. The play is in four acts, each
one representing a different season of the
year. The play is written in blank verse,
and abounds in charming sentiment. There
is a rich vein of comedy running through
it. which, coupled with the pathos and the
historic action of the period, makes a stir
ring romantic drama, full of life and color.
Mr. Warde will appear as Robin Hood;
Mr. James as Friar Tuck; Guy Lindsley
as King John, and Miss "Edythe Chapman
as Maid Marian; Miss Fanny Bowman as
Marjorie. and Mr. Brigham Royce as the
"Seven-foot babe of the woods," Little
John, adds to the comedy.
If Baby Is Cattlns Teeth,
Be sure to use that old ana well-tried remedy
Mrs. "Wlnslew SooUuns Sjrrup. tor children
teething. It soothes the child, softens the
rubs. atUys all paia. ceres wind colic atd
"KJUcd In the fight." the papers read;
"Shot from bihlnd" by one of his men?
It must have been; he was riding ahead
Fadnff a storm of bullets when
Somebody saw him reel and fall.
They raised him up from the blood-dyed saow;
Through, under the shoulder, the deadly ball
Had found his heart; Is it all they know?
Did nobody see the rifleman's aim?
It might have been accident; who can cay?
Shot from behind, but where is the blame?
Bullets were thick on that fateful day.
And others lay mangled about the field;
Slain from behind? Ah, no. nor yet
With an eagle spread in its yellow shield
Showing his rank on the epaulet.
"Shot from behind." it was years ago;
They buried the dead on that crimsoned hill.
Just where they fell, where the winter snow
Lies untrodden and light and still;
Him. with his clear-cut. cruel face.
His purple lips lying half apart
As If to speak, and his hands in place
Over the bullet that Btilled his heart.
"Shot from behind." a cowardly deed!
Tis granted, aye; but who shall say
If coward and coward may Justly plead
Two wrongs was as wiping one stain away?
'Twa3 a private's bullet that laid him low;
Twas vengeance sating a fury blind;
Twas a cowardly shot for a cowardly blow.
And the dead roll reads: "He was shot from
behind." New York Sun.
Review of New Books
"Old Pictures of Life," by David Swing,
are a series of essays, gathered into two
attractive-looking volumes, thathavebeen
selected from the papers that Professor
Swing read before the Chicago Literary
Club as one of its members. The preface,
an untamed eulogy, is written by Frank
lin H. Head. In spesking of another
body of Swing's writing, he says: From
them "some loving hand will some time
compile an anthology rivaling that of
Shakespeare, Franklin or Emerson."
Curious trio! Many of the essays are
upon classical subjects, Homer, Xenephon
and the like, and these are treated as
though the book had been written for a
child of 10 or 12 years. The reader soon
concludes that Professor Swing was tem
pering the wind of his erudition to the
shorn lambs of the Chicago Literary Club,
but as he goes fiom these papers to oth
ers in the collection, he sees that the
same elementary character runs equally
through those of more popular interest.
The style Is peculiarly unllterary, short
sledgehammer sentences follow one after
another, no subtlety of analysis nor the
scholarly flavor that are looked for in
books about books. The qualities of hon
esty and directness, these same short
blunt sentences uttered with manly con
viction, this very lack of literary sub
tlety made of David Swing an effective
preacher of an almost extinct type, but
they do not fit him to enter a field where
he will be brought into inevitable com
parison with Lang, Arnold and Lowell,
These little volumes will add nothing to
the reputation of a man who in his own
way has finished a nobler work.
"The Book-Bills of Narcissus," by Rich
ard Le Gallienne, is a fabrication of the
artificially fine-spun order In which Chas.
Lamb so greatly distinguished himself in
an age of essayists. Much the same man
ner, with Ella left out, has been practiced
by Henry James of late years, and still
later the author of the "Chevalier of
Penslerivani" has taken up the somewhat
threadbare mantle and wrapped it about
his Chicagoan shoulders and posed and
balanced in unimpeachable English to a
delighted, if somewhat limited, audience.
It Is safe to aver that the "Book-Bills of
Narcissus," now in its third edition, has
appealed tenderly to this same audience,
they will find sublety and delight
in the long shadowy sentences, and
Narcissus will represent to them the poet
soul rather than the personality of any
one man. What matters it, then, that the
book has very little meaning, that,, no
real man breathes -beneath its veil bfj
woru3; tnimt oi ine oeauuiui, oeauuiui
"The Melancholy of Stephen Allard,"
purports to be a diary edited by Garnet
Smith, and whether it is really such a
diary or, as is more probable, simply cast
in that form by the author, docs not
effect the import of the book. The key
note of this volume's circling philosophy is
expressed In Tennyson's lines:
"Those obstinate questionings
Of sense and outward things
Blank misgivings of a creature
Moving about in worlds not realized."
The writer questions his own soul and
passes In dreamy review the teachings of
Schopenhauer, Hegel, Kant, Maurice de
Guerin, Clough and the army of meta
physical dreamers of many ages, return
ing always upon himself, analyzing, dis
secting, questioning. It Is a vast ampli
fication of one mood of the human soul,
a mood of melancholy, distrust and weari
ness. Marion Crawford, more than any other
novelist of any recognized position, seems
to be following genial old Trollope's re
ceipt for story-making pen, paper, ink
and shoemakers' wax on the seat of your
stool to keep you at work. "The Rals
tons," a novel in two volumes, has the
mechanical correctness of machine-made
lace, it is as monotonous as a music-box
tune; the parts are fitted together as bits
of a dissected map, and, compared with
the result, Blackstone's commentaries
are full of spontaneity and charm. If
there can be any interest for any one in
a novel of this sort, it must be that no
more vitality is looked for in the characters
than in the men on a chessboard; individ
ually they are bits of wood, but collect
ively their movements are watched with
curiosity that it may be seen to whom
"Chimmle Fadden," by Edward W.
Townsend, is a collection of the Bowery
tough stories that were originally pub
lished In the New York Sun with a few
others in English, instead of "Chimmle's"
argo, added. It Is as Impossible to resist
the charm of the impudent rascal in
print as in reality, and the turns of
thought of the boy whose bringing up
has all been putting down, are as cleverly
rendered as his "langwadge," which he
so fondly believes is English. It Is a
pleasure to find that Chimmle does not
become reformed by contact with the
virtues of swelldom, as footman to "Miss
Faunie," but that he carries his light
hearted and spontaneous system of mor
als with his old Bowery swing as much
In footman's "harness" as in the days
when he "uster sell polpers."
"George Washington, Day by Day," by
Elizabeth Bryant Johnson, is a sort of
Washington calendar in book form. For
each day of the month, beginning with
January 1, short paragraphs containing a
laconic account of various notable ac
tions of Washington's, which occurred on
that day, in different years, are given,
followed by a quotation of some writer's
opinion upon the wisdom or prowess of
the man. The purpose of the book is to
stimulate patriotism, and the writer says,
with pride, that "It contains more than
a. thousand facts illustrating the daily
walk and conversation of Washington." If
patriotism does not grow upon such a
rich substratum of fact, where are we
to look for it?
Macmillan & Co. have recently published
a new edition of "Little Dorrit" with an
introduction, biographical and biblio
graphical, by Charles Dickens, the young
er. The print Is good, and the book a
pleasant one to hold; when it Is opened
it does not snap and crack in the hands,
as though it were possessed of a devil
that was about to rend it and come forth.
"Odes and Other Poems" is by William
Watson, the English verse-wrieter who
was spoken of in connection with the va
cant Iaureateshlp. Mr. Watson is one of
the poets who was evidently self-made,
not born, and he seems to have worked
hard at repairing nature's omissions, "But
this is not the way to be original! It Is
not, nor is there any way, but to be born
so." Much of the verse of the volume
reminds one of the sort of thing to be
found on the flyleaves of books In the
library of a man of letters, written there
by facile and friendly pens. Who does
not know the pleasant jog-trot of verse,
written for an occasion, and this sounds
like occasional verse-
"At the Gates of Samaria," by William
John Locke, is one more story of a wom
an languishing beneath the fetters of
matrimony, and yet In spite of all these
dreadful examples, in. print, the young
person to whom such harrowing tales
might apply as a warning, bends her neck
to servitude and finds happiness not only
In life but in its duties.
Two novels. "Rest," and "Life," by
William W. Wheeler, have been recently
issued by the Arena Publishing Company.
They are eminently. 'stories written for
the trade of a miraculous and pseudo
scientific sort- Mr. Wheeler; has not yet
mastered the intricacies of English gram
mer and double negatives 'jostle scientific
"Vernon's Aunt," .by Sara Jeanette
Duncan, is a vivacious account of the
woes of a prim English spinster on her
way to visit a nephew in India, It is
written in, the style that made "An Amer
ican Girl in London!' popular, but the
material Is slighter and the book shorter.
"Chronicles of Breajc o" Day." by E. E.
Howe, is a study of rural character in
Michigan. The inhabitants of this local
ity apparently bear, very faint resem
blance to the rest of the human family.
The February number of. the Medical
Sentinel contains a number of papers of
interest to physicians.
Sporting Life, the Philadelphia Sporting
weekly, has adopted gA- new form and is
much improved In appearance.
Macmillan & Co. will act as publishers
for the American Economic Association,
and will, hereafter, carry aU their publi
cations In stock. ' '
"The Story of the, Starsv" by G. F.
Chambers, is a compact ,and convenient
ontllne of astronomy -for popular reading,
which is to be published shortly by D.
Appleton & Co.
Mrs. Flora Annie Steel has lately come
into considerable prominence as a writer
of sketches and stories of Indian life, hef
latest work being "Tales of the Punjaub,"
a collection of the folk-tales of India.
Lady Aberdeen tried a novel solution, of
the ever-vexing servant-girl problem in
her homes in Scotland and Canada, and in
the April number of the Ladies' Home
Journal she will, in an article, explain
the method she adopted .
The Scribners will issue, shortly a uni
form library edition of the more popular
prose works of Robert Louis Stevenson.
The set will number 1C volumes, com
prising romances, short stories, and es
says, and will be published at a reason
able price to meet a popular demand.
"The. Degradation of Geoffrey Alwith,"
a new novel by Mr. Morley Roberts, will
be issued February 15, by Charles H. Ser
gei Company, simultaneously with the
English edition. Mr. Roberts' formerworks,
"The Mate of the Vancouver," and "King
Billy of Ballarat," have made him favor
ably known to American readers.
Macmillan & Co. are publishing a com
plete translation of the "Pall Jataka, or
"Buddha Birth-Stories," which are sup
posed to be the oldest collection of folk
lore stories In existence. They will be
translated from the Pali under the super
intendence of Professor E.' B. Cowell, and
will be published irT'seven or eight vol
umes. , t .
An entirely new departure .will be made
by Macmillan & Co., Jn the field-book soon
to be published by-jthem, entitled "Bird
craft," and writtenby. Mabel Osgood
Wright, the author1 ofj The Friendship of
Nature." It is therotly book of its kind
to be illustrated by'piatesf giving in the
natural colors anaeHflritre'vlcw of the
birds described in thehe'xL, .
Messrs. D. Appletyri '&.' Co. announce
the following books ffor early publication:
"History of the People of the United
States," Vol. IV., byProfessor John Bach
McMaster; "Degeriftacy," by Professor
Max Nordau; "Evolution and Effort," by
Edmond Kelly; "The Wtsh." by Hermann
Sudermann; "Majesty by Louis Couper
us; "'The Honor of Savelll," by S. Levett
Yeats; "Kitty's Engagement," by Flor
"The Humor of Savelll." by S. Levett
Yeats, is the title of a brilliant historical
novel which is to appear immediately in
Appletons popular Town and County Li
brary. This Is the romance of a gentle
man adventurer in Italy In the turbulent
days of the Borglas, and few of the he
roes of historical fiction have had more
picturesque and stirring expariences. It
is a romance of remarkable power and
"Social Theology." by the Rev. William
De Witt Hyde, D. D., president and pro
fessor of mental and moral philosophy in
Bowdoln college, will be published shortly
by Macmillan & Co. This book aims to
present the doctrines of theology as the
logical development of the conception of
God as the imminent ground of the
world; the incarnate Logos of human his
tory, and the informing Spirit of social
Poet-lore celebrates the second number
of Its seventh year with a new cover. Its
"School of Literature" has been most val
uable in showing how to appreciate our
own American masterpieces, and it is now
studying a series of poems Illustrative of
American history. Whittier's "The Norse
men" is considered In the February Issue.
Other topics are "The Religion of Robert
Burns," "The Friendship of Whitman and
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