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THE SUNDAY 0REG0NIA2?, PQRTLAJJD, APRIL 23, 1905.
THE EVENT OF EVENTS
THE melancholy days have come -when
the Marquam becomes a cave of
Bloom, dark, tenantless and forbid
ding, for It should he understood that the
season is on its last legs. It Is hardly
time yet to hold a post mortem, lor
there are a few scattering attractions
still to come, -among them some of the
best of the entire year. There was
nothing at the big house last week,
and the management and house em
ployes loafed blissfully. Coming to
morrow and Tuesday nights is our old
friend. I B. Stockwell, then a hiatus
until well into May, when Grace Van
Studdifoxd, who once did graciously
disport with the Bostonians, will bring
the bit of her career, which is called
"The Bed Feather." After that will
come Chauncey Olcott and Nat Good
win, and then vale to the regular sea
son and hail to something else.
These are also the latter days of the
Columbia stock, and the past week
was in the nature of a preparation for
the farewelL "Dora Thorne" was the
bill, a tired old English love piece
dramatized from a Bertha Clay book,
which has thrilled the souls of more
kitchen mechanics than any other con
tribution to below stairs literature of
our generation. The members of the
company have worked very hard dur
ing the long and trying season that
now lies behind them, and can be for
given for easing down with foolish
old "Dora." The coming week's bill,
which will be the final one, is "Pink.
Dominoes, something vastly better.
"With the Empire it was a return, to
the days of long ago, and "Ten Nights
in a Barroom" were lived through
iaily and nightly, to the delectation
f many 10-cent patrons.
The vaudevilles suffered from the
eautlful weather, the sunlight and
klmy air of an Oregon April proving
i strong counter attraction.
The last of the Bose Eytinge matl
ne readings took place Thursday af
tcnoon, the distinguished actress
cboslng for her concluding pro
Eimme -varied selections, ranging
f ran Lanier to Sam Simpson. She gave
a cene from "BIchelieu, "Thanatop
sit' "Beautiful "Willamette," "Court
nlp of Miles Standish," "My Rival."
4ux Itallens," "The Song of the
G-mp," "Lovers' Quarrel, "The
Tatch," "The Recessional." "My
Srlng" and "Carry Meela.
Miss Eytinge was greeted by the
lrgest audience of the series, and
slendld interest was manifested. Af
tr the reading she was given a ver
ltble ovation, and received many
bautlful floral offerings. "The series
hs been eminently successful, and has
cntributed greatly to the enjoyment
o the many who have been in attend
ace. There is a general demand for
rore of the readings, and it is prob
ale that a night series will be ar
raged for the near future. From
eBry point of view the Bose Eytinge
redings have succeeded, and it Is to
b hoped that we may have many nore
oportunlties of hearing this consum
"lie present theatrical season at the
Miuuam is approaching Its end. and but
few regular attractions remain. Man
age Calvin Heillg has been busily en
ps6d during the past few weeks in so
culns attractions for the Summer sea
so, which promises to be a prosperous
or- owing to the presence in the city
ofthe "World's Fair crowds. Mr. Heilig
ycterday announced the following book
ins!. About the middle of May he will
pteent Grace Van Studdiford in her
giat comic opera success, "The Bed
Father." She will appear three nights
an a matinee. The attraction on open
ir, night of the Fair will be Chauncey
f.Atftt. in his new play, "Terence." Al
c? will also be seen for three nights
an matinee. The regular season will
cle a few days later with Nat Goodwin
in'The Usurper," for one night only.
bllowing this. Hortenso Neilson, a
wl-known emotional actress and a sis
tt of Alice Neilson, of comic opera
fne, will commence a four weeks' en
gjement, appearing in "Cymbeline,"
'agda," "Carmen," "Cruclflxis,"
"welfth Night" and "Cleopatra." After
tl Neilson engagement the Kolb & Dill
bvlesque company will begin a season
olseveral weeks, presenting the latest
hh-class burlesques. Later In the Sum
mthe Frawley Company will appear.
a. following that organization, tho J
Gat Lafayette, the magician, will bring
hlbig company of 50 persons here for an
cnded engagement. These bookings
W Jill practically all the time until the
cite of the Fair. A. A. G.
PINK DOMINOES" TODAY.
Frewell Offering of the Columbia
he Columbia Stock Company will
cse its season this week, and this will
bithe end of the greatest stock com
ply Portland has ever known. Many
pple who have not been attending the
tlater very regularly for the past sev
etl weeks will no doubt turn out in
f l force the coming week to bid fare
till to the company as an organization,
ad to the different members personally,
a of whom, have formed many sincere
fendshlps throughout the city, and each
ee of whom has his or her special little
lllowing and clique of admirers. The
olumbla will probably be dark following
uls week and Its future at present seems
jmewhat uncertain. As is customary
1th tho closing of stock seasons, a com
dy has been selected as the last bill.
Pink Dominoes." which will start with
the Sunday matinee to-day, was played
originally at the Criterion Theater In
London by Sir Charles "Wyndham and re
vived by him In New York early this
year, when Sir Charles played there un
der the direction of Charles Frohman.
Two young wives, to test the fidelity of
tbeir husbands, write to the said gen
tlemen, through Lady "Wagstaffs maid,
Rebecca, arranging to meet their op
posite husbands and go to a quiet little
supper. The husbands nibble at the bait
i and. keep the appointment The ladles
I disguise themselves in pink dominoes and
the meeting takes place. The maid, who
is in the secret and wants to see the fun,
also goes to the supper, disguised in a
rink domino. Of course all sorts of com-
plications arise, but all comes right in
the end. To see how everybody gets out
of their difficulty you should go to the
Columbia this afternoon, or any evening
during the week, and satisfy yourself,
and at the same time bid farewell to
jour favorites in the best "stock com
pany" ever seen in Portland.
CAST OF CHABACTEBS.
Charles Graythorne, a man of busi
ness "William Bernard
Sir Percy "Wagstaff, a man about
town Donald Bowles
Joskin Tubbs, a man with a weak
ness "William Dills
Henry, a good young man
Brisket, a waiter a. Neale
James, another waiter f. Tevls
Lady Maggie Wagstaff
Mrs. Sophie Graythorne.Blanche Douglas
Mrs. Joskin Tubbs Laurette Allen
Bebecca, a timid maid Fay "Wallace
Miss Barron, an ingenue.... Boy Bernard
Produced under the direction of William
"EAST LYNNE" IS NEXT.
Empire Theater Books It to .Begin
With Matinee Today.
Over ,20,000' paid admissions were count
ed at the Empire Theater at the close of
last night's performance, which ended
the second week of the already popular
stock company. Beginning at the mati
nee today, this same organization will
present at Its homo theater the world
famous emotional drama, "East Lynne."
This great play has won for Itself a
niche In the gallery of famous produc
tions, which never could have been
reached except by its real merit. Few
productions have In them as much of hu
man interest as is contained in each sep
arate scene of "East Lynne." The pa
thos of each act would make a tragedy,
the humor a delicate comedy, while no
love story ever written Is more vivid
than the tale told by this famous drama.
The scenes of "East Lynne" are laid
among the fashionable of English society.
Archibald Carlyle, an English barrister,
meets and loves Isabel, the ward of Lord
Mount Severn. Their marriage is- fol
lowed by the birth of a child.
In his capacity as a lawyer, Carlyle
Is visited by a beautiful woman, Barbara
Hare, whose brother Bichard has got
into serious trouble. About the same
time an unscrupulous nobleman. Sir
Francis Levison, meets Isabel, and is fas
cinated by her charms. In order to gain
his ends, he tells Isabel that Carlyle Is
deceiving her, and as proof cites Bar
bara's frequent visits to Carlyle's office.
Finally he shows Isabel her husband
walking at night with Barbara in a.
grove of. trees. Overcome by this discov
ery of her husband's supposed unfaithful
ness, Isabel surrenders herself to Sir
Francis, and Is Induced, under promise of
marriage, to live with him as his mis
tress. Sir Francis grows tired of her, and at
length' insults her by offering her money
as a price for chastity. Isabel leaves
him. Meanwhile Carlyle has obtained a
divorce and married Barbara Hare, be
lieving Isabel had wantonly deserted him.
Isabel learns that her child Is danger
ously 111 at Carlyle's home, and, disguis
ing herself as a nurse, gains admission
to the house. Here she discloses her
identity, after a time, and It is here
that tho great strength of the drama is
shown. For emotional Intensity, the
scenes of this portion of the play are
rarely equaled. The denouement Is thrill
ing, and those who have never seen "East
Lynne" have a revelation awaiting them,
while those who may have seen it will be
just that much more anxious to see it
again. Notwithstanding the pretentious
ness of the production, the price of ad
mission will remain the same, and dally
matinees will be given each afternoon
this week, starti:ig at 2:15 P. M., the
regular night performance beginning at
"HON. JOHN NORTH."
Jj. K. Stockwell and Charles E. Ver-
ner at Marquam Tomorrow Night.
How John North became Governor of
Washington will be told In a comedy,
"The Honorable John North," which will
be reproduced at the Marquam Grand
Theater tomorrow (Monday) and Tues
day nights. L. B. Stockwell, the well
known comedian, will appear In the title
role, and associated with him will be
Charles B. Verner. the famous character
The play is rippling over with wit and
humor, and the audience is carried from
one amusing situation to another In such
quick succession that there is a continu
ous uproar of laughter from the time the
curtain raises on the first act until It
drops at the end of the last.
The Honorable John North is a man
with a past. In early life he marries a
woman unsuited to him, and a divorce
follows. He marries again, and after
years of hard work succeeds in placing
himself among the foremost men of his
By means of his wealth and Influence
he succeeds in securing the nomination
for Governor. In the midst of a hot po
litical campaign, his political enemies un
earth his past, locate his first wife, and
with her form a conspiracy to defame
the character of her dlvorcede husband to
defeat his ambitions. The attacks made
upon his character by his wife and ene
mies only adds to his strength, and he
closes the campaign by being elected to
the coveted position. Seats are now
"Parsifal" at the Marquam.
Manager Calvin HelHg, of the Marquam
Grand Theater, has closed a contract
with the J. Alex Hanna Company, which
is now producing Richard Wagner's fa
mous drama, "Parsifal," in moving pic
tures, accompanied by lecture, songs and
music, In the leading cities of the Coast,
to appear at the Marquam Friday even
ing. May 5, to be assisted by Mrs. Walter
Beed, Portland's favorite contralto. A
rare treat Is promised to all loversof tho
Wagnerian production, and they are nu
merous in this city.
"The Red Feather" Coming.
Grace Van Studdiford, who was last
seen in Portland as the leading soprano
with the Bostonians, will again Tie heard
at the Marquam Grand Theater in tne
very near futuro in her latest comic
opera success. "The Bed Feather."
LILLIPUTIAN TRIO COMING.
They Will Appear at the Baker The
ater This Week.
The most entertaining novelty ever pre
sented in Portland will be at the Baker
Theater this week. Antonio's famous
Lilliputian Trio will appear at this en
terprising theater in a great act, consist
ing of dancing, wire walking, Juggling,
gymnastics, a3 well as solos and ducts.
These midgets have no equals. They are
perfectly formed, and are. the most en
tertaining performers in the world. Their
correct ages are: Princess Numa, 25 years;
Princess Isabella, 22 years, and Prince
Louis. 23 years. They wear elegant cos
tumes, and present the same act that has
amused royalty In privateperformances
and delighted the public in the great Eu
In addition to this vaudeville Innova
tion, the Baker presents eight other ster
ling acts, "William Schoene, "the Human
Ely.' doing marvelous feats of strength
on the Roman rings, as well as loop-ceiling
walking; Bryno and West are famous
comedy sketch artists; the Holcombs pre
sent a diverting comedy musical act; By
ron and Blanche will appear in their
original comedietta entitled, "Matrimo
nial Sweets In Family Jars"; James
Corey, "the Man of Many Pranks," will
maintain his reputation as a funmaker;
Jean Wilson will sing a new Illustrated
ballad, the Bakerograph will flash life
motion pictures, and the Baker Orchestra
will play Its usual overture and Inci
dental music. Sunday the programme is
continuous, with the last appearance of
the Flying VIctorrellas.
NEW" BILL AT THE GRAND
"The Fredericks Will Be Seen in a
The Grand promises its patrons another
strong bill this week which will in every
respect compare with the high standard
maintained by this family theater. The
new bill, like the one just closing has
so many things of real merit that it is
hard to specialize.
The Fredericks in a dainty little com
edy "Her Cowboy Visitor" have had a
most successful run ever since they first
put on this little play, and the San
Francisco papers compliment them much
for their clever work. Patsy Doyle, the
comedian and dancer, returns to us after
a long absence. Doyle Is always looked
upon as the "goods wherever he ap
pears and no doubt will find favor with
tho Grand's patrons. .The Maplo Leaf
Trio in an original comedy are much
above the average and manage to evoke
roars of laughter with their audiences.
Lynden and Wren In "The New Woman
and the New Man," have a good act and
never fail to find favor. Orrin McKnight
will be seen in a high class specialty.
Mr. Alf Bonner will sing a new song.
"When the Frost Is on " the Pumpkin,"
and the Grandlscope will display an
amusing and Instructive picture on the
trials' and troubles of a New York po
liceman. By request of a number of its
patrons the Grand has reserved a few
seats In the immediate front rows.
AT THE STAR THIS WEEK.
Dunbar's Goats Will Be the Head
Lodge goats,are not half as Intelligent,
nor -one-third as funny as DuabaxBCap-
C 0sJfVB&5TOCfr CO.
rine Paradox, a collection of goats that
will be the head-line act at the Star
this week, starting with the matinee to
morrow. The goats have been doing great
work In the East, and have just arrived
after a trip across the continent, for a'
reason pver the Star circuit. This act
has long been a feature card on the pro
grammes of the big Eastern vaudeville
houses. It is also the first educated-goat
act that has been brought to the North
west. Professor Dunbar is said to be the
only mun who has been able to teach
gcats to duplicate acts performed by hu
man beings. Daisy Harcourt. of the Lon
don Music Halls, has returned for an en
gagement, after a tour of British Colum
bia. She is the most popular single act
that has visited Portland, and on the oc-
MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
Monday and Tuesday Nights
...April 24th and 25th, 1905...
L R. Stockwell-Chas. E. Verner
THE BRILLIANT POLITICAL
Hon. John North
It Will Make You Forget Your Troubles !
Lower floor, except last three rows; 51; last three rows, 76c: Balcony,
first six rows, 75c; last six rows, 50c. Gallery, 25c and 33c Boxes and loses,
?7.5a SEATS NOW SELLING.
SUNDAY CONTINUOUS 2 TO 11 P. M
Comedian and Dancer.
LEON AND BERTIE ALLEN
Refined Singing and Comedy Duo.
LYNDON AND WEEN
The New Woman and the New Man.
"When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin."
ADMISSION 10 CENTS
FEW SEATS IN IMMEDIATE FRONT. EVENINGS. SUNDAYS AND HOL
IDAYS, 20 CENTS. BOX SEATS, 2S. CENTS-
casion of her- former Star visit made
thousands of friends. Cole and Cole, are
novelty acrobats and good ones. Holmes
and Mack are the "Tchin Tchin Girls."
They sing and dance and dress attractlve-
(Concluded on Page 31.)
Third and Yamhill streets.
KEATING &. FLOOD, Managers.
Best Vaudeville in the City.
New Bill Starts Mondays.
ROYAL LILLIPUTIAN TRIO
The famous Entertainers, the
smallest midgets presenting them
selves as performers ages, 25,
22 and 23 years.
BERNE & WEST
Comedy Sketch Artists, the Mer
riest of the Merry.
in a Refined Comedy and Musical
The Human Fiy. doing Marvelous
Feats of Strength on the Roman
Rings, as well as Loop-Celling
BYRON & BLANCHE
In their Original Comedietta en
titled "Matrimonial Sweets in
The Comic Comedian, "The Man
of Many Pranks."
Talented Singer will appear with
" New Illustrated Ballad.
Showing Life-Motion Pictures.
. BAKER'S ORCHESTRA
The best Theater Orchestra In
Continuous bill Sunday 2 to 10:30
P. M. Admission. 10 cents to any
seat. Weekday shows at 3:30,
7:30 and 9 P. M.
W.T; PAIN OLE,
Phono Main SOS.
"Her Cowboy Visitor."
MAPLE LEAP IRK)
Original Comedy Act.
'Life of a New York Policeman."
From Tuesday Evening, April 25th to
Saturday Evening, April 29th, inclusive
MATINEE AND GREAT BABY SHOW
A prize to every baby that, will be exhibited. Over 520,000
worth of valuable prizes, including articles in value from $10
to $1000. Pianos, Buggies, Pianolas, Diamond Rings, Etc.
A FREE ENTERTAINMENT EVERY EVENING
First Appearance In Portland of the
r 3 -VICTOR ELLAS 3
And first time here of the
SlaBlnj?, -On The Trail."
"Old Time" Minstrel Burlesque
"The Elks' Minstrel (VlsidV5
An Absolute Novelty.
Dancing Every Evening in the Dance Hall
Parsons' Orchestra and the Elks' Provincial Band.
Admission, 25 cents.
.Every holder of a ticket ol admission vrlll be entitled, to rrin the
beautiful doll bride.
FORTY "FAIRYLAND" BOOTHS
A Surprise Every Evening. A Special Check Room for Babies.
Of Portland's Greatest Stock Company
Starting Sunday Matinee Today in
the Great Three-Act Farce Comedy
FILLBD WITH SNAP AND GINGER.
EVERY SITUATION A SIDE-SPLIT-TING
This will be the last opportunity to bid farewell to all
the old favorites.
Evening performance at 8:15; matinee, 2:15. Regular matinee Saturday.
EVENING PRICES 50c, 35c, 23 c and 15c. MATINEE PRICES, 25c. J
15c and 10c Downtown box office, Dolly Varden Candy Shop, 327 Morrison m
street; Main 110. Open all day. Evening at theater; Main 311.
PLAYING TO 13,000 PEOPLE A WEEK
Matinees Every Day at 2:1 5 P. M. Every Night at 8:1 5.
THE WORLD-FAMOUS EMOTIONAL DRAMA
Equipped by 40 years of successful pro
fessional experience, prepares pupils In
elocution for stage, pulpit, platform or so
ciety. Apply personally or by letter,
261 Thirteenth St,
here of an
Season tickets, $1.00
Lewis and Clark Observatory
Now open. Take Portland Heights car and Ret
off at Hawthorne Terrace, one block from car
line. No climbing. Electric elevator
Most magnificent view In America. Set
beautiful effect of powerful searchlight from
top of tower. Open 9 A. M. to 0 P. iL
ADiHSSION. 10 CENTS.