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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAN, PORTLAND, APRIL' 15, 1900.
MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 17 AND 18
SPECIAL MATINEE WEDNESDAY
- v ' MESSRS. SMITH & RICE PRESENT THE, COMEDIAN
BR ThEDMA y
Good as a Play
Wbea a eoopl. of women are trying to ey
"Gooa-by" to each other, ah, m!
It's a rood aa a certain Shakespearean piny
"Much Adieu About Nothing," you see.
WITH ENTIRE FRANKNESS
Burr Mcintosh a Fit Successor to the
Mnyoa la "PnAd'tthead TVIUon"-
Farce, at Cordray's.
Such a strain of -warm human feeling
was stirred In us by last 'week's fine pro
duction of "Pudd'nhead "Wilson," at the
Marquam, that even the most hardened,
cold-blooded sort of a critic could find
nothing to cavil at. The new member!
of the company have proved themselves
abundantly able to put that delicious
freshness of humor and naivete Into their
work that the piece requires, and. the or
ganization aa a whole Is now undoubtedly
one of the strongest of Its kind that has
ever visited this city.
Burr Mcintosh, although he has bcen
plajlng the title role df the gawky, ten-'
derly humorous old MUsourlan.but a few
weeks, seems already at home In It. His
hulking, clumsy, lumbering frame fits him
admirably for the part. He has. more
over, that rare quality of repoe (not rare
In Missouri, perhaps, but at least rare on
the stage"), that Is the sine qua iron of a
successful Pudd'nhead Wilson. He Is, per
haps, not quite homely enough In feature
his freckles might with advantage be
made more conspicuous, his gait more
phambllng, his Missouri drawl more pro
nounced and long-drawn-out but thee
are trifles easy to remedy. And the main
points are all In his favor.
As he delivers himself of his homely
fireside philosophy "There are some
things a mighty sight more entertaining
than the truth," or "When I reflect upon
tho number of disagreeable people who I
know have gone to a better world. I am
moved to lead a different life" his face
is illumined with a mingling of tenderness
and humor that Is Irresistible. The slow
dawning upon his mind of the truth re
garding the thumb-prints of Tom Drlscoll
and Chambers, was, of course, the Im
portant work of his role. The pathos in
his face, and In every curve of his big.
hulky form, as, scanning eagerly the little
rtabs of glass, he thought he saw tho
hobby of a lifetime suddenly explode Into
smoKe; tne puzzled, distracted air with
which he put 10 lumps of sugar Into his
tea, -while arguing with an imaginary
lawyer: the final rousing of his heavy,
lethargic nature, through pride and happi
ness, in the courtroom scene, as he es
tablished the Identity of the real thief
Tom Drlscoll, born a slave Instead of a
free man-made this a delicate, yet strong,
study In characterization. -Mrs.
Edwin Mayo, who hitherto has
taken the part of Roxy, was seen for the
first time as Rowey. The touches of I
Southern fire and mischief In the latter
nature were exceptionally well portrayed,
making her an ideal Rowey.
Miss Morris' Roxy.
"Whether Nina Morris will develop Into
as fine a Roxy as her predecessors, can
be better said when her sense of new
ness In the role that now hampers her
wears off. Certainly her opportunities aro
ETeat. for Tnnst nf tliA ctrAnv AAa
tho play are hers. That she meets thes '
with ability cannot be doubted. Her laugh-
ing scene witn tne two babies was fairly
well done. The mingling of mulatto hau
teur and coquetry. In the toss of her head,
could not have been better. She looked
the part, too, m her ripe, full-bodied,
warm-blooded beauty. All the minor
scenes were well worked out: It was only
In the great moments of the play that
she seemed timid and failed to rise to the
full height of power, that Is demanded J
"What an opportunity for a pose of superb I
scorn he had (when sho disowned bor
son, with the words "Tou Is on'y a low
nigger, after all."
And Bello Stoddard as Patsy was full
of delightful Ingenuousness the real ar
ticle, and not a stage Imitation. The old
fashioned grace with which she handled
her crlnollno was both charming and droll.
The. quaint and tender humor of our old
friend, Mr. McKay, as the Sheriff, and
the mixture of bullying and hang-dog
shamefacedncFs In Frank Campeau's Tom
Drlscoll are the game fine creations as of
old. There Is no better work done in the
Company than theirs.
"nave Yon Seen Smith V
At the word "farce." good church-goers
are beginning to conjure up a startling vis
Ion of hoofs and horns and the wiles of n
certain personage whoso name however
often It may occur In the Bible Is never
mentioned In good society. Some time It
may become necessary to tag the name
"farce" with a red flag and the sign.
"Danger." Is It really so very hard to b
funny without being vulgar?
"Have Tou Seen Smith V at Cordray's.
this past week, was fully up to the usual
standard as a disseminator of vulgarity.
several specialties. The management
claims to have selected the remaining
members of the company with a view to
their especial fitnest, for their various
porta, and they all contribute to the
, musical part of the entertainment.
I "On the Suwanee River" Is now in its
third successful season. Many of those
who have seen it In Portland will doubt
less be eager to resume their acquaint
ance during tho present Cordray engage
"Mil. SMOOTH," AT JIARatJAM.
Willie Collier niUea to Appear To
Tomorrow, Tuesday and "Wednesday
' evenings nnd Wednesday matinee, Willie
Collier and his clever company will hold
the boards at the Marquam Grand, In the
new and successful farce, "Mr. Smooth."
This play was written by Mr. Collier,
, and Is his first serious effort as an author.
although ne nas aabDiea in piay writing
for some years past and has materially
Improved all of the plays in which he has
starred. The piece. Is In three acts.and
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A Great Cast andjlaborate Production
The comedy hit of the season as presented In
New York and Chicago. Better than "The Man
IN HIS OWN NEW FARCE
SEATS NOW SELLING
PRICES Lower Floor (except last three rows), $1.50; last three rows, $1.00; Balcony, first
three rows, $1.00; second three" rows, 75c; last six rows, 50c; Gallery, 25c Wednesday Matinee
Prices 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00. Children to' all parts of the house, 50c
Two Nights and Saturday Matinee-
rFRIDAY AND SATURDAY, April 20 and 21
Last Times In Portland of the
HARRY CORSON CLARKE
Broadhurst's Hilarious Sufficiency
"WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES"
One Big Laugh From Start to Finish
An 18-Karat Comedy Without a Flaw
PRICES Lower Floor (except last three rows). $1.00; last Ih-ee rows. 75c Balcony, first six rows, 75c; last six rows. 50c, Gallery. 25c
Mallnee Prices, 25c, 50c, 75c. Sale of seals will begin Wednesday. April 18.
MH. WILLIE COLLIEIt, OP THE "Jilt. SMOOTH" COMPACT.
"When this farce was given a few weeks
ago In San Diego, Paderewskl occupied a
box; but he left It In disgust at the end
of the first act. Would It not be In keep
ing with the dictates of good taste and
refinement If the entire audience, wher
ever this play la given, should- follow his
"ox the suwade mvErt,"
Beslnnlwr Toalirlit Will Jtun at Cord.
rn, AH the Werk.
"On. the Suwanee River." tho pretty
idyl of Southern life, which will be the
attraction at Cordray's tonight and for
all this week. Including Saturday matinee,
will be presented by a company, at the
head of which Is Miss Stella Mayhew, who
has achieved reputation as a clever
negro character performer of late years.
The play, as Is Indicated by Its tltlo. Is
a story of Southern life, love and hate.
There are touches of pathos, plenty of
gcnulno humor and human Interest
throughout. Stella llaj hew, as Aunt LIdy,
Is said to give an admirable Impersona
tion of a colored "aunty." and Introduces
the stage settings are said to be of a
sumptuous character. Although distinctly
j farcical. Its lines and treatment are above
. the average offering so classified. Judging
uy report, "air. smooth" Is Indisputably
a clever effortl The story, which Is on
the familiar lines of a mltaken Identity.
Is welt constructed, and thero la no lack
of Ingenuity In the plot.
Of -course. Mr. Collier had himself In
vlow when he wrote "Mr. Smooth." and
the natural Inference Is that he has con
structed a comedv with a character In fh
1 title role which suits him. In addition to
the comedy element, there are adroit little
sentimental scenes scattered throughout
! the piece.
Mr. Collier has many warm admirers In
this city, and his assisting company on
his present visit Is said to be superior to
any with which he has previously been
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"WHAT HAPPENED TO JOXES."
Harry Corson Clarke nt the Mar
quam This Week.
Harry Corson Clarke, the original young
comedian, will reappear In Portland, at
the Marquam Grand Theater, Friday and
Saturday nights and Saturday matinee,
April 3) and TO, In the farce-comedy,
"What Happened to Jones." Mr. Clarke
has won a reputation for striking original
ity during his stage career and is a favor
ite with Portland theatergoers. His humor
may be characterized as of tho dry, droll,
crackling sort, with hints of Impatience
that serve to amuse his auditors; he has
considerable versatility as well.
"What Happened to Jonea" Is one of
the liveliest farce-comedies of the day.
and is usually well handled by Mr. Clarke
and his company of players. The organ
ization this season Is said to be up to the
usual standard. A newly acquired mem
ber Is Miss Georgle Cooper, lately of the
Metropolitan stock, and who has a way
of sieging herself Into the favor of her
audiences, and Is most at home In sou
BARLOW MINSTRELS JTEXT WEEK.
To Follow "On the SuTrane RtTer at
Tho Barlow Minstrels, one of the larg
est and best of the minstrel troupes of
the country, will open a week's engage
ment, with a Saturday matinee, at Cor
dray's Theater, Sunday, April 22, follow
ing "On the Suwanee River" Company.
The organization consists of about 40
people, carries two bands of music, and
boasts of Its street parade and specialties.
Manager Harry Ward promises In tho
first part one of the roost beautiful set
tings yet seen In Portland. ,
Although Mr. Ward Is a young man
still In his 90s, ha has proven a brilliant
-entertainer In the burnt-cork profession.
Besides holding his own with top-liners,
he Is a very enterprising manager. With
his partners, who are also minstrel per
formers of reputation, he has made the
Barlow Minstrels one of tho most novel
attractions of Its class. His Is a white
Popular With the People.
As Fresh and Fragrant
as the Beautiful Magnolia
Scenes From Sunny Southland .
JOHN F. CORDRAY, Manager
The Beautiful Southern Comedy...
DRAMA OF RARE
Fountain City Quartette
Full of Heart Interest
Great Cast of Clever People, Including America's
MISS STELLA MAYHEW as "Aunt Liridy
Orchestra and Dress Circle 50c
Balcony Loges Wo
Lose and Box Seats Tjc and $1 CO
Barlow Bros Big City Minstrels
with the musical standing of Hambourg,
who Is one of the' world's leading per
formers on tho piano, qnd Petschnlkoff
has been termed "the poet of the violin."
He Is one of the foremost players on
SITS WITH PADEItnWSKI.
Portlander Cntertnlneil by the Flnn
Ut nnd Ills Wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Paderewskl entertained
Mr. Edward J. Flnck, of this city, and
his son, Waldemar, at supper on the
evening of April 1L Mr. Gorlltz. the
artist's manager, was the only other
person present. The private car Rita, in
which the pianist lives, practices and
travels. Is a marvel of comfort and
snugness. Paderewskl has lately trateled
from Ne,w York down Into Mexico and
up to Portland in It. and he Intends to
be back In New York In six weeks, when
he sails for Europe. Mrs. Paderewskl's
home 1 In the car at present, but when
at home she Is the mistress of a castle
on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Mr. Flnck nays that whllo supping
with Mr. and Mrs. Paderewskl the latter
remarked that, although she understood
there wero numerous Catholic churches
In the city, no one could direct her to any
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of them. This was, she said, a great dis
appointment to her, as she is very religious.
ncss and vigor of this young artist, whose
sympathetic voice Is singularly full" of mu
sic and changeful expression. The felici
tous conjunction of the first performance
of a comedy-drama of European reputa
tion with the debut of several artists of
distinction from the United States contrib
uted to the success of a brilliant and
memorable-'first night on Saturday. The
Immediate effect of the .production was to
antedate the Winter season which, prop
erly speaking, begins at Easter, by threo
weeks. Society was well represented In
the crowded house, and the reception not
only of the new piece, but also of the new
company was In the highest degree en
"Not only did Miss O'Neil grasp the
great character of.Magda with a firmness
and power which won her repeated recalls,
but In Mr. McKee Rankin was revealed a
character actor of the highest order. Ill
delicately drawn portrait of Lieutenant
Colonel Schwartze. the poor old soldier,
crippled and disabled by age and Infirmity,
but still proud and Imperious, proved In
The Herald speaks flatteringly of the
other players In the cast of the play, and
predicts a successful season. "The Jew
ess" was billed to succeed "Magda."
IXVEXTTVE SHOW CEMCS.
Death of Weill ey Jnkea, Confidential
Adviser of Dnrnnm.
Well-nigh forgotten by a once admiring
public, there died In Chicago two weeks
ago ono of the most wonderful geniuses
the world ever produced. He was Wesley
Jukes, business associate of P. T. Bar
num. W. C. Coup, John Robinson and
other show monarchs. He was the orlg
lnator of the calliope, tho automatic chess
player, the famed Gideon's Band: ho
built the mysterious Cardiff giant, the
Melcholr organ and a score of musical and
other automata. .
For the last few years Mr. Jukes had
been a glassblower In a Clark-etrcet (Chi
cago) museum. J. L. Hutchinson, of tho
famous iBarnum, Bailey & wutcmnson
show, once said thii of Mr. Jukes: "He
Is the roost wonderful man I ever knew.
Ho can make anything, and he can play
on anything. He organized the first greaH
Barnum road show, and much of Its sub
sequent success was duo to the fact that
he was Barnum's Intimate friend and con
fidential adviser." San Francisco Dra
. L. A. HALL Commencinn Tuesday ArKIL 1
tirnn'r Marvelous Reproduction
LQISUn S Of tho World Famous-.
As presented In Ober Ammergau
every ten years.
PRICES 23c AND 50c
baps In the world. Sho Is not yet sweet
16, and yet she Is old In stage lore,
dramatic knowledge and professional ex
perience. On her first visit to Victoria
she was Dot. Maude Adams great part.
In the.Stockwell production of 'A Mid
night Bell. and now sho has been with
tho Frawleys some six months and grows
In popularity dally with her associates and
with the public
"Although but 15 years of age. Miss
Landers has 67 speaking parts, and does
credit to them all. She was bom In Port
land. On, and while a Callfornlaa by
adoption still has a warm place In her
girlish heart for the northern corner o
Speaking of her performance In "Th
Sporting Duchess." the Colonist saysc
"Miss Landers was as delightfully fresh
and pretty In the ingenue's part, as so do
llclously young and loveablo a mortal
maid should be; the others of the women
folk but approached tho bordcrlacd; of,
The man behind tho gun's all rtjfct, r
But when I'm after bliss,
Glra me that creature out of etxht, '
Tho elrl behind tha kiss. life.
JOSS 6TEUUA JCATHEW. XX -OX THE JEtTKASES BXYKBJ
Coming to Metropolitan.
Mark Hambourg, the celebrated pian
ist; Alexander Petschnlkoff, the violin
ist, and Alme Lachaune, accompanist for
the latter, and himself a pianist of no
mean rank, will appear at the Metropoli
tan Theater Monday, the 30th Inst,
Readers of The Oregonlta are familiar
PU2AST3 THE A17STRAUANS.
Kance OlteU Hakes a "Ten-Strike"
The Sydney Morning Herald, speaking
of the antipodean debut of Miss Nance
O'Neil and her company. In "Magda." at
the Theater Royal, In the Australian city,
says that the American actress "Is going
to win all hearts" during her stay In Syd
ney, and. that "the dramatic Interest of
Sndennaxm's plvf owed much to the fresh-
PLEASES KORTHEIIX TOBLIO.
Frawler's Yenng Ingenae, Peart
Landers, Makes a Hit.
Pearl Landers, the clever young In
genue of the Frawley company. Is winning
many encomiums from the Northern press
during tho tour being made by the organ
ization of Washington and Brlflsh Co
lumbia. The Victoria "Dally Colonist said
of her recently:
"In Miss Lillian Peart Landers, who Is
now here with Manager T. Daniel Fraw
ley's company, that astute gentleman ln
troduces the youngest ingenue who has
ever trod the boards la America, or per
8CETD FROX "WHAT -HAPPENED TO JD5ES.
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