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THE- SUNDAY OBEGONTAy. , PORTLAND', JUTE 21, 1903.
Tenderfoot Is presented by a -company of.
S3, Including a chorus that Is a marvel for
good looks, youth and agility. The. princi
pals Include Richard Carle. Edmund Stan
ley, Henry Jforman, Charles Wayne, "Wil
liam Rock, Abbott Adams, May de Souea,
Edna Hunter and Ethel Johnson.
Daniel Sully, the actor, owing to lhe
fact that he has been mistaken for Ianlel
Sully, the cotton king. Is receiving all
kinds of letters from congratulations to
attempts to borrow, and all kinds of at
tempts to borrow from Jo to $500. A per
son styling himself "an old schoolboy
chum," Jn a touching appeal writes: "Say,
Danny, old boy, you've got millions and
I am In jail. My lawyer says that $500
will get me out. Be a good fellow, Dan,
and send it quick." Mr. Sully, not having
the millions and failing to rember the "old
schoolboy chum," has not granted the
plea and wonders If the cotton king ever
gets his mail
At His Majesty's Theater, London, June
8. Sir Alfred Austin's two-act drama
"Flodden Field." and Rudyard Kipling's
"The Man Who Was." dramatized by F.
Kinsey Piele. were performed for the ben
efit of Guy's Hospital, of which the Prince
of Wales Is president. Not only were the
Prince and Princess of Wales present, but
the King and Queen were also in attend
ance, with their suite. As to the poet
laureate's play, the critics are by no
means enthusiastic But both plays were
admirably acted. At the conclusion of the
performance. Mr. Tree announced that
$10,500 had been, taken In, and that there
would not be any expenses.
Between the acts of a school play held
recently in the college theater attached to
a New York church, two popular priests
were having a discussion regarding the
meaning of a certain passage in one of
Shakespeare's plays. They could not
come to an agreement, and one of them
,"Oh. well, I will ask Shakespeare when
I meet him in heaven."
"But supposing Shakespeare did not get
to heaven?" objected the other.
"In that case you can ask him about
it" was the quick reply, accompanied by
a guileless smile.
The route booked for that musical
comedy, "The Storks," next season, from
a tourist's standpoint, is one of the most
enjoyable imaginable. It starts from
Chicago September 1 and extends as far
north as Duluth, Minn., and from thence
westward to this city and south to San
Francisco, where "The Storks" will so
journ for two weeks, after which all the
principal cities of Texas -will be touched
en route to New Orleans, where they will
appear during Mardi Gras week. From
there they will travel northeastward vis
iting every city and town of importance
In the Southern, Eastern and Middle
states, working as far northward as Port
land, Me., thence through Canada and
back to Chicago, making a complete cir
cuit of the United States. It is estimated
that each player will travel about 18,500
Harry Tost, now a vaudeville perlform
er, but who used to be connected with
the Grand Opera-Houss and Walnut-Street
Theater. In Cincinnati, In a business way
some years back, has just returned from
an extended trip around the world. With
his professional associate, Mr. Weston,
Yost sailed for Australia some time ago.
After playing in the theaters of the Antip
odes for a few months they went to India
and China And came back through the
Suez Canal, appearing In the London and
English music-halls before returning to
America. Quite a trip for a young man
who, a few seasons back, was the door
keeper of the Walnut In Cincinnati. Yost
says Americans are "treated royally in
Australia and England now, and that as
soon as some engagements are played in
this country he and his partner return to
England to fill a return engagement of SO
Frau Fritzl-Scheff, next season, will ap
pear In "The Duchess of Dantzjg," by
Henry Hamilton and Ivan Caryll, which
will be brought out In London under C.
B. Dillingham's management by George
Edwardes. Mr. Dillingham will make an
American production simultaneously. Its
Btory Is that of "Mme. Sans-Gene." Mr.
Dillingham has also secured "Fools of
Fortune," H. V. Esmond's new play.
Julia Marlowe will appear in this com
edy in America In September, before the
London production. Clyde Fitch has
completed a play for Maxlne Elliott,
whose first starring tour begins in Sep
tember in Charles Frohman's Garrlck
Theater, under Mr. Dillingham's man
agement. Hugh Morton's new musical
play, "The Wire-Walker," with music by
Bernard Roll, has also been secured by
Mr. Dillingham, and will be produced in
New York in January.
Charles Kent, who has been prominent
is an actor in notable plays in thifc coun
try, has been engaged for Mrs. Fiske's
sompany next season. Mr. Kent has
Oeen so long in this country that he is
regarded as an American, but he was
sorn in London and educated at Dulwich
College. In his school days he showed a
taste for the stage by a love for amateur
R'ork, but his first professional appear
tnce was made in New York at Booth's
Theater, in Rlgnold's notable revival of
"Henry V." After other engagements,
Vlr. Kent also appeared at Booth's The
iter with Barry Sullivan In "Macbeth"
ind In "Hamlet." He was afterward a
r.ember of the Booth-Barrett-Bangs
ompany in "Julius Caesar." and he was
i member of Rossi's company during the
talian actor's tour of this country. For
i year or more Mr. Kent was a member
)f the Boston Theater Company, where
le acted 72 parts and supported traveling
itars, including Booth and Mansfield. He
ilso traveled with Edwin Booth, acting a
und of classic parts. Mr. Kent was the
rlg!nal Nicholas Vanalstyne. Jr.. in "The
Imrletta." with Robson and Crane, and
je played Baron Hartieldt in A. M. Pal
ner s company in "Jim the Penman."
Margaret McKlnney. of Seattle, the Mll
le Canvas of the "Defender" company, at
he I Boston Theater. Is somewhat of a
tranger to Boston and Boston amusement
Dvers. This is her first appearance there,
Jthough she was to play a Jeading role!
hat of Princess Angela, the part which
he created in "King Dodo," during Its
ast engagement in that city. Just prior to'
he opening of the Boston engagement of
Mxlev and Luders' opera, the company
ras playing in Washington, and while
here Miss McKlnney fractured her left
mil her Injuries being so severe that for
i fortnight or more she was confined to
hospital. Even now she has not fully
ecovc-red, for. as she says, the injured
aember oftentimes pains her very se
verely. She made her debut at Daly's, In
few York, two and a half years ago.
rom New York she went with the c6m
nny on tour all through the South and
Vest, paying a visit, incidentally, to Se
ttle, her home town, and receiving a
earty reception. She Is the daughter of
prominent mining expert and surveyor
f Seattle, and all her life was spent
nere until she was IS years of age. when,
nvir.g completed her education in the
tblic- schools, she removed to Chicago,
ttendlng the Conservatory of Music
aere, and later to New York 'City, where
he finished her musical studies at the
rands Stuart School In the Carnegie
E. S. Willard. In Milwaukee. Wis., re
tntly administered -with great tact and
surtesy a rebuke to some thoughtless
omen, which still further endeared him
playlovers who had often had to suf
ir In silence from the same annoyance
e rebuked so admirably.
It was his last matinee performance
t that city and his audience was almost
atlrely women. In the last sqene or
le play, when the denouement was a
regone conclusion. the audience
iowed signs of restlessness. Some of
le women rose and "began to adjust
ielr wraps. The noise they made dls
jrbed Mr. Wiyard In his last long
peech. The rustling of silks and audl
ie whispers made a ripple of disturb-
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ancc which was very noticeable, when
Mr. Willard suddenly stopped In the
middle of a sentence. His wait became
obvious to every one at last, and they
watched Intently for what seemed more
than a minute. Then some one ap
plauded and the handclapplng became
XIV TVIIlfir ctnnil imruirf nrhArl In fh
f center of the stage, with the cast mak
ing a pretty figure about him. When the
applause had subsided and one could al
most hear the silence. It was so Intense,
"I think it would be Impolite to inter
rupt those who wish to leave."
The effect of this reproof was magical.
The actor's manner was perfectly court
eous and his. smile expressed kindliness.
After that the play proceeded with a
marked stillness to the end.
Having acquired a fortune In the pres
entation of dramas like "The Christian"
and "The Eternal City." Viola Allen has
decided to devote the rest of her life to
playing In plays she likes better. Inci
dentally, she has severed the ties which
have bound her to Liebler &. Co., and In
the future tvM be an Independent star.
This, however. Is beside the point; the
main fact being that she Is sick of the
"popular" masterpieces In which she has
appeared. This, step Is one which other
artists should follow. In the theatrical
world, as elsewhere, money is the chief
end and aim of existence, and every play
er must consider it and reach for it,
But after it is obtained after there Is a
balance sufficient to light an endless suc
cession of rainy days the true artist
should do as Miss AUea has done. After
commerce has served its purpose. Art
should come Into Its own. After "The
Christian" and things of that sort have
provided the sinews of war.Aother plays
should be given a chance. Miss Allen
proposes. It is said, to present "Twelfth
Night," and every one who has seen her
work in lesser dramas will expect her
to do high-class work.
Charlce Astor Parker, the theatrical
man and general manager of the Nelll
Morosco enterprises, -which will present a
number of attractions the coming sea
son, has come out strongly as a champion
of the dramatic schools in the training
of stage people. Most of the actors and
actresses argue that the schools are more
of a detriment than a benefit to those who
desire to prepare for the stage. Mr. Par
ker draws his conclusions from practical
observation and says:
"The stupid plet. that the schools can
teach nothing that Is of any value on
the stage fa disapproved often enough by
the most positive evidence. And still the
small creatures, the weak, the narrow
and pitiful accidents who are permitted
to now and then gain access to the
stage, as well as the Jealous old-time
actor sometimes, -Insist that there Is no
virtue In any training not obtained direct
ly upon the stage. It would bo on a par
with this brand of folly to propose that
young men anxious to be doctors should
start out with a gripsack full of varie
gated pills and powders, and learn the art
and science of doctoring by observing the
effect of the medicament administered at
random. In such case a lew score pa
tients would fall by the wayalde. victims
to this experimental brand of science, but
the theory would be maintained at least
In all of Its Idocy. To carry this theory
Into practice, both Mr. Morosco and jny
Belf have fully agreed, that trained and
educated novices -will always be accepted
In any of the Nelll-Morosco companies In
preference to the raw recruit who slmDlv
I thinks he can act."
"The woman star is just now in the
ascendency in the theatrical sky because
she has proved herself a money maker.
There Is no nonsensical sentiment in the
makeup of the modern manager. Art must
snuggle pretty close in the shadow of the
dollar mark to -appeal to the managerial
mind," says Fay Templeton.
"The matinee Idol no longer occupies
the center of the stage. Look at Maude
Arinma .Ttill-i "foflvtT-j TTtVil ! .
! and Annie RusselL No Faversham or
Hackctt ever had a larger following of
matinee girls than these women. Act
resses have learned to cater to their
"Much Is forgiven to a woman star.
Her sex. her beauty, her fads, and her
foibles form a mantle of charity which
the public willingly employs to cover her
in traiuicaacs. a iimie Biar Qiusi buinu on
bis merits. Good clothes may make a
man. but they cannot make an actor. On
the other hand, they go miles In boost
ing on the woman star.
"The woman star Is a power for ad
vertising herself, and the managers like
advertising. Illustrated papers and mag
azines will publish one cut of a. man to j
a hundred of a woman. If. a man does i
something foolish and It is heralded to
the' public by the -press, he Is called a
silly, conceited, posing ass. But In a
woman the little escapade is but the ec
centricity of genius. The hardest lesson
the -woman star has to lpnrA le tn
the center of the sUeo occasionally to
other members of her company. "When
eved I see a good actress do this and a
good actress, or, more properly speaking,
a keen star, will do it for the good of her
production I want to give her a hand
then and there, because I know what It
has cost her self-love and pride."
Mme. Jane Hading and Mme. Jeanne
Dranler both opened short seasons of
French plays In London recently. The
French composer, Gaston Serpette, Intro
duced at the Kennington Theater a new
sparkling and effective comic opera, en
titled "Amorelle' A new farce, "The
Cure." by "Weedon GrUssmith, kept tho
audience at the King's Theater, Ham
mersmith, In continual laughter. The
Stage Society produced an amusing skit,
by Bernard Shaw, "The Admirable Bash
vllle," dramatized from his novel, "Cashel
Bryon's Profession." Mrs. Brown. Potter,
at Yarmouth, presented a new play, "For
Church or Stage," written by Rev. Forbes
Phillips, vicar of Gorleston, where Mrs.
Brown Potter some time ago caused a sen
sation by reciting in Rev. Mr. Phillips'
church. The play Is the story of the love
ior a rector, already married, by Stella,
an actress of doubtful antecedents, and
the latter's regeneration through renun
ciation and self-sacrifice. Mrs. Potter
played Stella. The piece had an enthusi
astic reception. It Is rich in brilliant dia
logue, and will shortly be played in Lon
don. Because of Beerbohm Tree's failure In
the play he Introduced this season at
His Majesty's Theater, London, that
city's theatergoers are to see again some
of the actor's popular productions of a
few years ago. Already the unsuccessful
play, "The Gordlan Knot," has been suc
ceeded by "Trilby," which had not been
revived In London since 1S97. The same
Trilby of six years ago, Dorothea Balrd,
has taken the part this month, and Mr.
Brough and Roslna Flllppl were again the
McAllister and the Mme. VInard- The
role of Little Blllee was taken by Henry
Arncllffe, and that of Talbot Wynne by J.
H. Barnes, and after a few days by Mr.
Maurice, who took the part originally.
The first time "Trilby" was seen in Lon
don was in 1S33, at the Haymirket, and In
the next year It -was revived successfully.
With Mr. Tree as Svengall, the third
year's production was a success that did '
not bear out the critics' prophesies about
the impossibility of making the play go
After he has finished giving "Trilbyv"
Mr. Tree will DUt on "The Red Limn"
and "The Ballad Monger." and thesi
"Beau Austin." The. first two followed
"Trilby" In the same order in 1S37. In
the Interval, however, Mr. Tree produced,
on June 8, a dramatization of "The Man
That Was." This is the third of Mr.
Kipling's stories to have been drama
tized. "The Naulahka" was produced at
the Opera Comlque ten years ago, and
Miss Constance Fletcher's adaptation of
"The Light That Failed" Is now at the
Olga Nethersole received 200 a week
from Beerbohm Tree for playing in "The
Gordlan Knot," the play that, was hissed
on Its opening recently In London.
Mrs. Agnes Ethel Tracy, who as Acnes
Ethel was known on the stage three dec
ades ago, recently died at her home la
New York. Mme. Mathllde Heron, a fa
mous actress, 'nvlted 500 friends to witness
a private performance of "Camllle" at
what was then Jerome's Theater, on the
night of October 10, 1S6S. She made few
promises and would only explain that it
was to he the debut of a pupil. Agnes
.tnei was the pupil, and in the newsDa
pers of the following day there was high
praise for the young woman who had
shown such talent, fire and technique the
nignt Deiore. Then there came a lull.
Mme. Heron deliberately ordered her pu
pa io unaergo a season under another
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MONDAY, JUNE 22
LATE STARS IN "TOWN TOPICS"
The Tramp and the Soubrette.
Comedy iTusIcal Act.
ANDREWS AND THOMPSON
High-Class Singing Duo.
BLOSSOM SEELEY and BLANCA
The Ginger Girls.
In New Imitations. .
POWERS and THEOBOLD
In a Brand-New Sketch.
HATHAWAY and WALTON
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Grand Opening Tonigfit, Sunday, June 21
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Mr. Whitaker was 4ate leading man for Blanche "Walsh
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Shields' Park, Tacoma
Leschi Park, Seattle
Natatbrium Park, Spokane
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ilonologulst and Dancing Comedian
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Assisted by Slgnor Gabardon.
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go to Cordray's .
In case of rain
name as a member of a etock company
somewhere Jn the "West. She reappeared
a year later, and then it was that Angus
tin Daly saw her and she became a mem
ber o his company, and there for the
ct three years her rise was steady. Be
ginning In minor parts, she at last led
the American creation of "Frou Frou.M
This was In 1S70. A year later she- sailed
for France, and then It was that Sardau
wrote "what "was Mrs. Tracy's artistic suc