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GEO-RGE PHIMTIOSE OUT OF MINSTRELSy
BURNT-COHK ARTIST 'WILL RETIRE "WITH FORTUNE OF HALF A MILLION
ATTRACTIONS AT THE MARQDAM GRAND THEATER THIS WEEK f
THE EU2JDAY P0RTI&N1, rAPEH3 26, 1903.
I EW YORK. April 35. (Special Cor
respondence.) Gorge Primrose pos
itively, anally and emphatically trill
sever march In a minstrel parade, again.
Oils much he has declared recently In as Drutal fashion that .Miss Bingham
could desire. At the termination or the
season of, Primrose & Sockstader's Min
strels, next month, Mr. Primrose trill have
telt the touch of burnt corlc for the last
time In. his career. Until a day or so
ago It was the general opinion that two
hie; rival organizations -would start on
tour next season. Just as Primrose and
West did after their split. Docks tader
alone, however, trill be in the field. Prim
rose's announced intention to be in the
battle of burnt corlc was but a bluff In
spired by a desire to make the path for
Sockstader next season anything: but a
These facts developed during1 the recent
engagement at the Harlem Opera-House.
In this city. Most turbulent were the
scenes enacted about the theater on vari
ous occasions. Primrose once going- so far
as to publicly all James H. Decker, bis
former manager, who will be allied with
Docks tader next season, a liar. Decker
had sent a number of recruits to the
theater for the purpose of having their
worth established, with a view to engag
ing them next season for Docks fader's
show. Primrose objected to this proceed
ing, and one night took the audience into
"I see this is another 'try-out, " he
said. "We're trying out raw material
here. Next we'll be having truckdrivers
end icemen In the company."
When Primrose retires he will have the
satisfaction of knowing that the wolf Is
a long way from his door. He Is gen
erally reputed to be worth somewhere In
the neighborhood of a half-million dollars.
His money Is invested In real estate of
the sort that is sure to Increase In value.
Primrose and Docks tader have made to
gether CCftCOO. and the former has saved
the greater portion of his. Dockstader,
however, who Is one of the best-known
bon vivanta along Broadway, is probably
but a few thousand dollars nhrart of the
game at this point.
The outbreaks between the two stars
have bwn topics of lUalto gossip widely
discussed among those who understand
the real feeling behind the disturbance.
Charles Evans and Charles XI. Hop
per Iletnrn to Broadway.
Two oldtlmera. Indeed, were the come
dians who went through a sort of resur
rection process at the Princess Theater
last Monday night. Charles E. Evans and
Charles H. Bopper appeared at this house
as the stars of an English comedy entitled
"There and Back." and their Joint ap
pearance after an absence of many years
brought a fund of reminiscence and show
ers of congratulations from the theater
goers of long ago. The play Is by George
Arllss, an English actor who has won re
nown this season for his brilliant por
trayal in "The Darling of the Gods." In
London Charles Hawtrey appeared In It
most successfully, and even jret several
companies are presenting It in the English
Like old wine, Evans and Hopper seem
to have Improved In flavor. It really was
good to look upon these funmakers of an
older school, and recall the days when
"Old Hoss" Hocy and this same Evans
once made the Nation laugh with their
funny quips and amusing horseplay. Tet,
to bo quite candid, neither Hopper's old
"Chlmmle Fadden" methods, nor the man
nerisms of Evans, appeal particularly to
the audiences of this generation. Their
funmaking is of an older school, and
while It bears up well under a critical
analysis, the trouble seems to be that the
present generation has been educated to
a different style of comedy.
To be frank again, the new school of
comedy isn't necessarily an improvement
upon the old, but as the twig is bent,
etc The piece is an excellent bit of good
natured folly, which tells of the com
plications which two married men en
counter when they attempt to deceive
their wives and at the same time escape
from a former sweetheart. Of course, the
entire flve'eome together later on and then
follow complications upon complications
which are genuinely amusing. Although
a simple story of the play might indicate
that the piece Is Frencby in construction,
this Is not so. It deserves to succeed be
cause it is presented by an admirable
Preceding this Aubrey Boudcault pre
sents as a curtain raiser a dainty one-act
play entitled "The Man Who Stole the
Castle." Mr. Boudcault has. not been on
the boards since the failure of "Heidel
berg" at this same house, but he was
given a rousing welcome, for he is a most
popular young leading man. The playlet
was most acceptably received and the
combination of sentimental and farce
comedy which the two bills make, afford
a tempting dramatic dish.
Fair End of the Season.
Unmistakable signs prove that the fag
end of a not especially brilliant theatrical
season is at hand. Few new plays are
promised, and the few are not of great
Importance. Usually at this time of the
year many managers become active in
preparing productions for the following
Fall. A brief Spring hearing has been
considered most desirable. If a play pro
duced in May or June proves successful,
the manager knows that he has an offer
ing of value for the regular season that
Is to follow. If on the other hand It is
not received warmly, he makes plans for
a substitute, and with this ample warn
ing usually strikes a winner the next time.
However, with new theaters In the pro
cess of building on all sides, no especial
provisions seem to be In the wind for
filling them, but then, theatrical man
agers always were a strange lot, and
prudence is not their most marked char
acteristic. Stranaro Adventures of American
Songbirds In Cuba.
Out on the road Najlb Hashlm Is. com
paratively unknown, but in New York he
is one of our most Interesting- characters.
If he is known out of town at all, it is
by reason of the fact that h once was
the husband of lime. Tavaiy, of grand
opera fame, rather than by reason of his
professional accomplishments. Najlb Is
a 8yrian and a mighty handsome one.
Strange tales are told about his origin,
some stories maintaining that he origi
nally was one of a group of Arabian acro
bats. Others relate of his wonderful deals
In London. Involving vast sums of money
raised by him In the promotion of various
enterprises. At any rate, he came into
local fame by taking a lease of Koster &
Blal's old muslo -hall, which he managed
-until shortly before Its demolition. He did
not succeed financially, and from La Lnle
Fuller to lesser lights he was dally being
hauled Into the courts by enraged artists,
who claimed arrears of salaries. More
recently he sent an opera company to
the Theater Payret, Havana, and be
decked like Solomon himself. Hashlm led
the trusting band to the steamer's pier.
That was over two months ago, and as
the players one by one return, wonderful
tales are being told of their experiences In
the Southern company. Hashlm himself
was reported to be astride a whale ped
dling fish to passing steamers on his way
back from Cuba. In order to cross the
Gulf to Florida the members of the com
pany were obliged to return steerage, and
their experiences will prevent another
American troupe from visiting that coun
try for some time to come. No salaries at
all were paid, yet Hashlm Is seen dally
on Broadway, more gorgeous in fine rai
ment if this be possible than hereto
fore. Amelia Blna-ham Causes Arrest of
Miss Amelia Bingham refuses to per
mit her domestic affairs to be trifled with
In the press without attempting to secure
legal redress. She has Just caused the
arrest on a charge of criminal libel of Gra
ham Rice, proprietor of a sporting publi
cation known as Dally America, and the
tleuths are looking for a person who
wrote for this paper under the nam de
plume of "Jean Dupree." This signature
was beneath the article which gave of
fense to the actress.
This story told in circumstantial ana
her husband. Ziori Bingham, had in
dulged in a rough-and-tumble encoun
ter in their handsome home during which
Mr. Bingham succeeded la blackening his
wife's eye and otherwise bruising her
countenance. Details of the supposed In
cident were strung out for half a col
umn or more and In such language and
tenor that there was libel In almost every
line, even If the writer had pretty good
proof of bis assertions, for which Mr. and
Mrs. Bingham declare there were not the
slightest grounds. II las Bingham did go
to the Princess Theater where her com
pany Is playing In Clyde Fitch's "The
Frisky Mrs. Johnson" with her face
swollen for two nights, but she avers this
was from an ulcerated tooth.
The officers are having a hard time in
finding "Jean Dupree." Every one con
nected with Dally America has been "Jean
Dupree" at one time or another, but
who happened to be using theGaelllc name
on that particular day has not been di
vulged. Graham Rice is now out on baiL
He is at the bead of the racing tipster
concern known as "Maxim. Gay & Co."
This company for so much per day will
tell you what horses to play at the race
Ellen Terry and Ibsen.
Miss EJlen Terry recently appeared in
the principal role of Henrik Ibsen's
"The Vikings" in London recently, and it
Is known that she will make a tour of
this country in the play next season. Sir
Henry Irving will also come to America,
bringing with him his last great produc
tion, that of Sardou's "Dante." This
will be the first time these distinguished
English players have come to America
except as co-stars. Charles Frohman. who
will direct their tours, hopes to bring
them together again next Spring for a
supplementary engagement in this and
other Jarge cities in some of the favorite
roles of their Joint repertoire. "The "Vik
ings" is one of Ibsen's strongest and least
repulsive dramas. As Its name Implies It
deals with the early rulers of Norway
and with Scandinavian mythology. The
play has been likened In some respects to
Richard Wagner's magnificent cycle of
music dramas. "Der Ring des -Nlbelun-gen."
It requires a big and spectacular
production. Miss Terry should find a
ready welcome here with this play. Mary
Shaw has proved this1-season that Ibsen
is not without a large number of follow
ers here and she did it with so unpleas
ant a drama as "Ghosts." MIso Shaw,
by the way, also contemplates a produc
tion of "The Vikings."
Belasco and "The Troth Tellers."
The big production at the Belasco The
ater next season will be of Martha. Mor
ton's dramatization of John Strange Win
ter's story, "The Truth Tellers." For
this play David Belasco is engaging a
special company In which there will be no
star. The first to be signed was Edwin
Stevens, one of the strongest and most
versatile actors In the country. Mr.
Stevens, who Is capable of splendid char
acter and emotional work, has been whll
lng away a few weeks of late in the mu
sical comedy "Nancy Brown." He will be
called upon to portray one of the most
Important characters in the new play.
Mr. Belasco has ceclded to spend the
most of his energies and a large .sum of
money each season upon one production
for his home theater. This year the lucky
play and star were "The Darling of the
Gods" and Miss Blanche Bates. Next
year "The Truth Tellers" will command
the attention. Miss Bates will open the
house with a revival of the Japanese
drama and Mrs. Leslie Carter will follow
with "Du Barry." to which she will ad
here for another season. Then will come
the Winter-Morton drama.
"Jewel of Asia" Sale Held Vp.
Nixon & Zimmerman do not get "The
Jewel of Asia" after all; that Is. unless
the referee to be appointed by the Su
preme Court to fix the value of this mu
sical comedy production decides that It is
not worth more than TwOOQ. The play,
with James T. Powers as star, was staged
by the Pan-Aemlcan Amusement Com
pany, of which George W. Lederer was
president. Recently the concern went into
the hands of A. L. Erlanger, of Klaw &
Erlanger. as receiver. He had an offer
of the above amount for the play from
Nixon & Zimmerman. Joseph V. Jordan,
one of the largest stockholders In the Pan
American in fact, the "angel" of the
company objected to the acceptance of it
on the ground that it is not neasiy the
real worth of the property. Jordan's law
yers told the court that Nixon & Zimmer
man are bosom personal friends of Klaw
& Erlanger, besides being associated with
them In the direction of the theatrical
syndicate, and declared that no attempt
had been made to get better bids. Justice
Davis, after hearing it said that "The
Jewel of Asia" is playing to business rep
resenting 110,000 per week In Philadelphia,
said there was enough doubt in the case
to warrant the appointment of a referee
to ascertain the real value of "The Jewel
of Asia" and other belongings of the Pan
American Company, which Includes the
musical comedies "Sally in Our Alley"
and "The Wild Rose," both of which cow
Stase Xevrs Notes. "
Over JoOOO was realized for the veteran
actress Clara Morris at the benefit per
formance given for her at the Broadway
Theater last week. Miss Morris has been,
HI for some time and narrowly ' escaped
losing her home on a foreclosure sale re
cently. Creston Clarke, the tragedian, and
nephew of Edwin Booth, is suffering from
heart trouble. He had to cancel the en
gagement he had to play as- stock star at
the Columbia Theater, Brooklyn, this
week in "Richelieu."
Stuart Robson says he has shelved "The
Henrietta" forever. He played this fa
vorite old comedy of Bronson Howard's
at the Grand Opera House last week. He
has been alternating It this, eeascn with
"The Comedy of Errors," Next year he
will have a dramatization of Charles Dana
Gibson's pictures, "The Education of Mr.
Grace George has made such a success
at the Herald Square Theater as Peg
"Wofflngton in "Pretty Peggy," that her
time has been extended there by three
weeks. She leaves the house on May "2.
Two days later Dan Daly comes there for
a run In "John Henry." a dramatization
of George V. Hobart's story of that title.
Courtship and Marriage Ceremonies
of Mr. and Mrs. Borden No. II.
On last Tuesday night Mr. Borden met
for the first time his Intended bride, at
the evening train at the station at Wood
stock. Mr. Borden firmly believes In the
efficacy of printers' ink and advertised In
a matrimonial paper for that which he
wrnted more than all elsea fond, loving
wire. His advertisement was promptly
answered by a number of ladles in want
of husbands. Among these was Mrs.
Amanda C Deer, of Indiana. After an
exchange of photos and a number of In
quiries which proved satisfactory. Mrs.
Deer was requested to come on to -Wood
stock, where tho contract would be fully
When the 8 o'clock train rolled Into the
station, Mr. Borden stood there watching
intently unm an old lady with white
handkerchief wrapped around her wrist
stepped from the car. He' at once rushed
to her side. "Mr. Bcjden!" she ex
claimed. After a loving embrace they re
paired to the waiting-room of the station,
where the marriage contract was read and
duly signed, and the beautiful poem. "Car
rie Dear" was recited with wonderfully
dramatic effect. The news that there was
a wedding on the carpet excited the curi
osity of all the young people and many
of the old. In a few moments the plat
form was filled with a crowd of curious
spectators who were anxious to see the
bridal couple. To assist them and prevent
any annoyance, the Mayor appointed Mr..
Harry Rodeffer as special policeman to
conduct them to a minister. They at once
proceeded to the residence of Rev. w. J,
Cocke, where, after several prominent
jaaies ana gentlemen were Invited Into
tne parlor as witnesses, the ceremony
was amy performed.
Mr. Borden has been married once be
fore, and Mrs. Borden twice. He is a
lawyer, editor and Dunkard.
Mr. Borden, delivered the followinc ad
dress at his homo at Calvary on Wednes
Gentlemen of the Calvary Neighborhood:
Mezsn. Marion T. Emrwlller. Sandford Sheets.
Charles RusselL R. L. (Lemuel) Holler. M. 1
(Lemuel) -Sheets and William 1L Fadley hare
kindly consented, to be present and to act a
roasters of tnee ceremonies for yon all and for
BIK1I and lady. They or their efficient agents
will mix and distribute your toddy. If you will
please preserve, order In your ranks. X will now
read our wedding poem and our marriage con
tracts, alter which II n. Borden No. 2 will
glrs you a chance to see. I will, after reading
the poem and- contract, and Introducing. Mrs.
Borden to you all. my friends and neighbors,
withdraw to Mrs. Borden's side, and then we
will all enjoy the excellent music of your or
chestra. Ones more, gentlemen. I thank you
In advance for the serenade.
This gentlemen Is Mrs, Borden No, 2. It
before I can speak these few sentences of in
troduction, I break down in unutterable agony,
as I did In Antloeh Church tiro years ago,
please- excuse me. for you will all remember
that It Is now only a few hours more than two
years since that great, good and noble lady,
Emma L. Borden, ceased to live!
Oht If there is one praying man among you
all (and you are all prarlar here tonight by
tctlons. louder than words!) If there are pray
ing men here tonight, will they not say
"Amen!" when I utter the invocation: "Oh!
that 'Carrie. Dear! mar be to me and to you
CALVIN H El LI Q
MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHTS, APRIL 27 AND
MATINEE TUESDAY AT 2:15 O'CLOCK
ENGAGEMENT sT EXTRAORDINARY
M rs. Pat rick Campbell
AND HER LONDON COMPANY
-DIRECTION OF CHARLES FROHMAN
THE JOY OF LIVING THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY AUNT JEANNIE
By Hermann Sudermanxu,
By A. TV. Pinero.
By E. F. Benson.
PRICES BOTH MATINEE AND NIGHT Parquetle. C50. Parquette Circle. COO. Balcony, firsts rows, USD; second three rows, rj-OO.-.last S rows, 73c Gallery k
75c and SOc Boxes and loges. O3.00. SEATS ARE SOW SELLING. CARRIAGES AT lOtSO O'CLOCK. t
CALVIN H El LI O
IV1ARQUAIVI GRAND THEATER
CALVIN HE! LI Q
APRIL 30 H
MAY 1 AND 2
Evening Prices Lower floor, except last
3 rows. JL50: last 3 rows. JL00. Balcony,
first 3 rows, $1.00; second 3 rows, 75c: last
6 rows, 50c. Gallery, 3Sc and Sc. Boxes
and loees, J10.00.
Special Matinee Prices Entire Par
quette. tt.00: entire parquette circle, 75c
Entire balcony. SOc Gallery, 3Sc and Sc.
Tne advance sale of seats will open next
Tuesday rooming at 10 o'clock.
Tsr RICH AND HARRIS'S COMEDIANS ar
RICE ' WISE
IS THE TREMENDOUS LAUGHING HIT
Are You a Mason?
THE COMEDY SUCCESS OF TWO CONTINENTS.
POSITIVELY THE ORIGINAL NEW YORK COMPANY.
"You laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and
when you have finished laughing, you
laugh at what you have been laughing
at." New York Herald.
U. my friends and nelchbors, another Mrs.
Borden No. 1. Amen."
In (act. It It were possible, dear friends. I
would like to hav my place known as the
"Amen Corner" of the Woodstock and Cahrary
The SprlsC'tlme's comlar. coming now;
I see It on the mountain's brow,
I hear It in the laughing rill.
Which gushing, flowing fountslns nil
The while I sit alone, alone.
Amid this holy undertone.
From holiest Nature's mighty heart
Which doth my song of hope Impart.
And cause my Joyous tears to start.
And are you coming. Carrie deart
And can you come when falls tho tear.
Upon the soil of the. dear West.
Which has received you as Its goest?
And will you trust the lonely man.
Whose thoughts, words, actions ever ran
Upon the daring, dangrous quest.
Which made that wondrous, mighty West
Fit home for such a,abbU guestT
And Vnt thou 'come. Isy' Carrie dear?
Wilt wipe away thy falling tear!
And trait the heart, the arms of love.
With spirit of the holy dove?
For here I sit alone, alone. ZL
And llsteu to this hallowed tone.
From holiest Nature's mighty heart.
Which doth this song t love Impart.
And cause my tears and thine to start.
When Mr. Borden had read the beau
tiful poem in a most enthusiastic manner
he was almost overcome by his feelings.
He turned to his bride, and with the ex
pression.. "Carrie, dear," warmly em
braced her and fervently kissed ber.
Be It remembered: That under the authority
of a marriage license to us duly lamed from
the office of the County Court of Shenandoah.
In compliance with the laws of the Common
wealth of Virginia, and In the pretence of God.
under the open canopy of great and solemn
nature, bat. If possible, with less of ceremony
than has been before ever realized on earth,
on a similar occasion by Disciples of Christ or
Society of Friends. I, Lemuel Borden, of Cal
vary, Vs.. widowed of Emma L. Borden, do
solemnly have Amanda Caroline Deer, widow
of Koah Deer, of Montezuma. Ind., to be my
lawful and wedded wife, promising and oblig
ing myself to be such husband as my heredity,
my environments, and my cheerful obedience
to my own best Inspirations of duty, and my.
best knowledge and worship of the best books,
minds, hearts. lives of the sges will permit
me to be.
And I. A. C Deer, widow as aforesaid. In the
same spirit In which Lemuel Borden, widower,
hss promised to be my true and lawful hus
bandpromise to be and become, as the boars,
days, months, years, or decades alloted to us
go by his true, lawful, wedded wife.
Witness our hands March IT. 1903,
(Signed.) LEMUEL BORDEN'.
AMANDA CAROLINE DEER.
I, A. C. D-, agree with L. B. never to have
fire In our kitchen (different. In case of the
gasolene stove she brings with her) when
either two or three nearest or southern win
dows sash are raised even an Inch, or less
to be very careful with fire, and. If possible,
never to be absent an hour or other such
short period (If possible) from my home when
my husband is also-absent, unless there Is In
It. or .very near it. some person or persons. In
whose care, prudence and good management
we may wisely repose confidence. The balance
of the contract of our marriage Is in the pre
ceding contract, signed by us, when we signed
Witness our hands.
(Signed.) LEMUEL BORDEN.
AMANDA CAROLINE DEER.
March IT. '03.
I CORDRAY'S THEATER
Management Cordray fc Russell.
Phone Main 002.
PORTLAND'S POPULAR FAMILY THEATER.
Prices t Evening;, 25 and BO Cents Loses, 75 Cents. Matinee Prices!
Adults, 25 Cental Children, 10 Centsj Lose Seats, SO Cents.
Winston Churchill's fearlessness In his
speeches has won for htm 'much praised In
England. He Is said to possess the same
audacity, the same Irreverence for his elders,
the same mocking sarcasm as his father, the
late Lord Randolph CharchllL Already he has
made any number of enemies .among the older
politicians, who take themselves very seriously
and to whom It Is not agreeable to be held up
to public derision by one whom they, reran! as
a mere stripling. But young Churchill cares
little for the animosity he excites, snd seems
determined to follow the policy of his father,
who was always a terror to his own party.
QEO. I BAKER
PORTLAND'S FASHIONABLE POPULAR-PRICE THEATER
THIS AFTERNOON AT 2:15
AND THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WITH THE USUAL SATURDAY MATINEE
MR. RALPH STUART
AND HIS NEW YORK COMPANY IN THE BEAUTIFUL
A Story of Court Love
First time on the Coast
In the Title Role. .
No Sweeter Drama Ever
A Dramatization by Otis
Skinner of Robert Louis
the Same Name.
Evening Prices: 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c. Matinee Prices: 10c, 15c, 25c.
I Next Production
STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON,
AX ETTIRKLY XEW VERSION OF
By Right of Sword
Week Commencing Matinee Today
BEST AXD MOST POPULAR
SWEDISH DIALECT ACTOR
AND SWEET SINGER
I AND HIS COMPANY, WHICH INCLUDES
; THE FAMOUS
I SWEDISH LADIES QUARTET
In the first, best, most natural and most popular
Swedish-American dialect classic
Enlivened by New Scenes, New Fun, New Specialties
"HEHOBIES Or MI SWEDISH HOME"
"BABIES MO BLOSSOM"
Handsome Cabinet Photo
graph of Ben Hendricks as
Ole Olson, given to every lady
purchasing a 25c ticket to the
LEONDOIt BROS., Managers.
JIM MAGRATH. Director o Amusements,
COR. GRAND AV. AND TAYLOR ST., EAST PORTLAND
WILL OPEN NEXT SATUR
DAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1903
With an Excellent Array of Talent.
The French Artists
Three in number. In an original gro
tesque dancing pantomime.
America's Greatest Sons Illustrators,
Genuine Comedy Entertainers,
SMITH AND ELLIS
The Three Rexicinoes
Introducing their trick cottage.
Australia's Brightest Artist.
A! DA SWEENEY
The smart little man from Ireland,
Engagement Extraordinary of tho Upside-down
TEN ALL-STAR ACTS TEN
Admission 10c. Reserved Chairs 20c and 25c. Performance
every evening; Matinee Saturday and Sunday. No liquors soM.