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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
sing the new illustrated ballad. "I Never
Loved a Girl as I Love You." On the
Grandlscope the realistic film, "The
Horse Thief." will be offered.
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The coming of Eleanor Robson In her
beautiful .play, "Merely Mary Ann," was
the overshadowing theatrical event of
last week, while her special matinee per
formance of 'In a Balcony" not only sup
plied the element of novelty but was
educational as well, for there Is a con
siderable Browning following In this town.
"The Girl From Kay'a," which' opened
the week at the Marquam, proved to he
an unusually good musical comedy, and
was well received. This week- the Mar--quam
will offer the old favorite, ""In Ola
Kentucky," the forepart, and Florence
Roberts, always a favorite here, In her
new play, "Ann La Mont," for the latter
part. Both are good attractions.
The Belasco players gavo us a splendid
week in that ever-Interesting play, "The
Charity Ball." The company gave a not
ably good performance, and the manage
ment mounted the piece beautifully. On
Monday the big stock house will present
White Whittlesey as a star, supported by
the regular company. Mr. Whittlesey is
a strong favorite In Portland, being well
remembered from his former visits at the
head of his own company. The play will
be, "The Fortunes of the King," in which
James K. Hackett starred successfullyf
At the Baker, commencing today, there
will be the May Howard Burlesquers, and
at the Empire "Uncle Josh Perkins."
"IX OLD KENTUCKY" 3IOXDAY
Greatest of All Melodramas at the
Marquam Tomorrow Night.
In melodrama there are none so good as
the old favorites, and Jacob Lltt's produc
tion of "In Old Kentucky." though it has
.been seen .here on .former occasions, will
undoubtedly attract the same generous
support from all classes of theater-goers
when it comes to the Marquam Grand
Theater tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednes
day nights, with a matinee Wednesday,
as on its previous visits. One does not
have to go below the surface to discover
the elements which make for tho success
-of the piece. The merry little coterie of
pickaninnies, always identified with the
play, will be strongly in evidence again.
With their buck-and-wing dancing, their
songs, their band music and their baton
whirling, to say nothing of the many un
rehearsed and extremely amusing antics
that they nightly indulge in in the barn
yard scene, they form an interesting and
novel part of the performance. Watch
for the big parade. Seats are now sell
ing for the entire engagemenL
WHITE "WHITTLESEY MONDAY
Eminent Romantic Star Opens Be
lasco Engagement Tomorrow.
The Belasco management takes great
pleasure in announcing that, commencing
tomorrow night, White Whittlesey, one
of the most popular young stars In Amer
ica, will play a brilliant engagement at
the Belasco, supported by the Belasco
-stock company. The opening bill will be
"The Fortunes of the King," a stirring
romantic drama. In which James K.
Hackett has already won such a tremen
dous success U New York and the East
ern cities. The play Is pronounced by tho
critics one of the best of recent times,
combining as it does all the elements of
comedy, romance and sentiment. It will
be mounted regardless of expense, as the
management lg determined to make Its
production onq of the most .notable in the
history of local theatricals. WJdte Whit
tlesey is beyond question one of the first
of our young stars, and by his striking
personality, handsome face and splendid
ability haa won a high place among the
actors of this country. He comes with
a magnificent" repertoire, supported by the
best stock company in the United States.
Already there is Immense interest in his
forthcoming appearance and tho sale of
seats Is progressing at such a rate that
It will be advisable td secure seats at
once and avoid missing the opportunity
of seeing him in his greatest role on next
Monday night This will be the first ap
pearance of Miss Eflle Bond' as the In
genue of the company.
"M'lle, Fi Fl."
May Howard and her high-class com
pany In the latest musical comedy ex
travaganza, "Mile., Fl Fi," is announced
as tho attraction at the Baker Theater
for the week starting with today's mat
inee. This well-known star and musical
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organization comes direct from the New
York Casino, where she established an en
viable reputation as a leader in musical
comedy and a comedienne of ability.
Great care has been taken to surround
Miss Howard with a company of unques
tionable merit. The chorus Is said to be
a special feature and a large one, mag
nificently gowned, while the scenic and
electrical effects are on an elaborate scale.
The book and musical numbers are by
Fred Solomon. It Is claimed that the cos
tumes are the most costly and exquisite
that have ever dressed this style of enter
tainment. Miss Howard's supporting company
numbers 30 artists of ability, including
Max Lavelle, Dan Grant. Ed Morris, Leo
Kendal, Warren Locke. Fred Bussel, Gil
bert Craig, Daniel Gallagher. Kitty De
Rea. May Howard, Ruby Marion, May
Belle, Mildred and Violet, Mabel Kello,
May Costollo, May Mills. Delia Kteler,
Irene Gregg, Georgie Cummlngs, May
Wilson, Cora Havllle, Sue Fletcher, Amy
Thompson, Emma Craig. Mildred Gllmore,
Hattio Bernard. Harriet Wilson and a big
cloud of lovely girls. A bargain matinee
will bo given Wednesday.
FLORENCE ROBERTS' SUCCESS
Portlander Favorite Actress In "Ann
LaMont" at Marquam This Week.
"Ann LaMont" is tho title of the new
play bj Paul Armstrong, In which Flor
ence Roberts created the tltlo role at Salt
Lake City last Monday night, with Max
Flgman in the leading comedy part and
Lucius Henderson, H. 0. JJbrthrup. Rob
ert McWade, Clifford Leigh, David Young,
Wilbur Hudson, Luclle Yorke, Norah Lam
ison, Florence Robinson, Mcrcelta Es
monde and Lillian Armsby comprising tho
personnel of tho company.
Contrary to the policy pursued by Miss
Roberts In former years, "Ann LaMont,"
in which she will appear at the Marqunm
Theater next Thursday. Friday and Sat
urday nights. October 12, 13 and 14, with
matinee on Saturday, Is the only play In
which Miss Roberts will be seen this sea
son, arrangements having been completed
for her appearance In New York later
in the Winter.
Scenlcally, John Cort, under; whose di
rection Miss Roberts appears for five
years, has spared no expense, while every
member of the cast is said to be particu
larly well placed. The TuJvance sale of
seats will open next Tuesday mornlnp,
October 10, at 10 o'clock.
The offering at the Empire Theater this
week, starting with the matinee today, is
a rural comedy drama, entitled "Uncle
Josh Perkins." This play, toured the
East last season to, unprecedented busi
ness. Manago'r Fxaiee, who presents this
attraction, believes In the bright hurrah
show, the kind that - pleases ' all classes.
In addition to mounting each and every
act with a wealth of new sceneo Messrs.
Frazee and Bay have engaged a most-t&c-ceptable
acting company, several of this
number being local favorites. The usual
Saturday matinee will be given, and at
tention Is called to a feature with this
show In the- way of the genulno hayeeed
band, which will parade the streets each
weekday at noon.
SEAT SALE FOR "BEN HDR"
Advance Sale of Scats Will Open Next
Saturday, October 1-1, at 10 A. M.
On next Saturday morning scats will be
placed on sale for all the performances of
Klaw & Erlanger's brilliant spectacular
production of General Lew Wallace's im
pressive romance, "Ben Hur," -at the
Marquam Grand. Tho engagement this
rlsit Is for six nights and two matinees
(Sunday excepted), starting Thursday. Oc
tober 19. Judging from the number of In
quiries made at the box oflice during the
cost week, the advancn sale nrnmlwn tn
be a record-breaker, for Interest In the !
engagement is iar greater tnan that
which marked the first visit two years
"Ben Hur" in the first place appeals
very stxtmgly to the curiosity of a very
Torse readlne nubile .who nm 'i nnrimx
to seo In flesh and blood anybody who haa j
attainca prominence tnrough real or fic
titious exploits. They will accept a well
contrived substitute when tho authentic
article cannot be procured. Tq. tell the
story of "Ben Hur" in dramatic action
alone would be impossible. The acts and
doings of its characters are so Intimately
associated with momentous events and
thrilling physical and material circum
stances that to represent them probably
has required a greater tax upon inventive
and mechanical skill than was ever be
fore, perhaps, enlisted In a stage produc
tion. Tho equipment which will be unfolded
for the gaze of Portland patrons this visit
is admitted to be the most costly and
beautiful ever constructed for the setting
'of General Lew Wallace's masterpiece. It
represents an outlay of $100,000. and was
built after large sums had been expended
When "Ben Hur" was presented In Port
land two years ago, hundred were at
tracted from all parts of Idaho and Wash
ington, aa well as this state. "This same
Interest is assured this trip, for Manager
Heillg has already received several orders
of large proportion for seat reservations
from Ealem, Albany, Ashland, Orejroa
City. Astoria. Vancouver, Walla Walla,
Baker City. Pendleton, Corvallis, Grant's
Pass and other points about.
Many of Rose Eytlnge's Pupils At-
tain Fame and Fortune.
In this age of sharp competition,
when the few occupy the top of tho
ladder while the many crowd the lower
run g3, without hope of ascending,
there Is still room for those who can
amuse or "educate their fellows.
The truth of this statement Is proved
by the 'successful pareer3 enjoyed by
mirtiy former pupils of Rose Eytlnge
today; some on tho stage, some on tho
platform, and some in instructing- oth
ers in the knowledge of elocution and
dramatic art acquired -from her teach
ing1 In the past.
The great reputation as an actress
attained by Rose Eytlnge was earned
by thorough and convincing work. She
was never perfunctory on the" stage
and she -will not tolerate perfunctory
work from those who seek Instruction
at her hands. Her own enthusiasm
Inspires enthusiasm In her pupils and
forces to the front the best they have"
In them. Arrangements for lessons
can be made at 71 S. East Burnslde
street. Phone East 230.
Last "Cliarlty Ball."
The final performances of "The Charity
Ball," tho greatest success of the Be
lasco stock company up to date, will take
place today, there being a matinee this
afternoon and a closing performance to
night. During the past week It has been
the talk of the town and the attendance
has tested the capacity of the theater at
each performance. It Is one of the big
events of the year and no one who loves
a great play magnificently presented can
afford to mlea it. Remember, the two
closing performances of "The Charity
"Ball" this afternoon and tonight.
A Critic's Opinion.
Ever since its most auspicious opening;
early in the season. It Is universally con
ceded that tho new burlesque company,
"The Star Show Girls." Is one of the
strongest combinations of talent that Is
on tho road. It will be seen In this city
for the first time at the Baker Theater for
one week, commencing Sunday matinee.
October 15. The performance given by
"The Star Show Girls" organization Is de
scribed by an Eastern Dramatic critic as
"one continuous scintillating circle of
pleasant surprises all the way through,
making an evening pass quickly and de-
llghtfully while being entertained by this
big bevy of beauties and their clever com
edian contingent. The catchy new songs
and choruses, the original sketches and
skits, the drills, marches, bright spe
cialties and admirable arrangement of the
programme as seen for the first time at
the Academy of Music last night proved
a revolatlon. in burlesque, every act being
received with tumultuous applause."
"Honest Hearts" at Empire.
Clevor Alma Hearn. whose personality
hail captivated thousands In "On the
Bridge at Midnight." and other plays,
shlnos brighter than ever in her new pas
toral comedy. "Honest Hearts," which
will be the attraction at the Empire The
ater the entire week of October 13. Her
part amounts to a creation, it Is so many
sided. As "Dad's only girl." the daughter
of an old Kentucky farmer, she grows
wild and graceful as a deer to young
womanhood when her beauty wins tho
heart of a young gentlemnn in the Gov
ernment employ on a Cumberland River
lock. Their love for each other Is no
eooncr expressed than treachery appears
a Jealous woman. Tho river and farm
scenes aro picturesque, and the company
of exceptional merit.
A CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
Final Appearance of the Vaudeville
Troupe at Grand.
From 2:30 to 10:43 today, the perform
ances at the Grand will be continuous,
and these will be the final appearances
of the attractive vaudeville bill which has
pleased thousands of people during the
past seven days.
Starting with tho matinee tomorrow
afternoon, the Grand will present the
most extraordinary headline act thaf a
vaudeville house In the West has ever se
cured. This Is the smallest woman In
the, world, and she goes by the Imposing
name of Princess Chlqulta, On the stage.
Princess Chlqulta looks like an animated
doll, and does not appear to bemore than
a foot high. As a matter of fact, she Is
only the size of an Incubator baby, and
there has never appeared In public a
human being so small and perfectly
formed, as Princess Chlqulta. All the chll
dren In town should begiven an oppor
tunity to see this little, ldy. They will
all want -to go to the Grand to see her.
and the grown people wUH. toor Besides
Princess Chlqulta, tho management of
the Grand has assembled an" especially
strong supporting bill to aid the little
woman In entertaining the patrons of
Lhe popular vaudeville theater. LaTell
Brothers, head-to-head balancers from the
music halls of -England and Europe, are
on the list. It Is said to be one of the
most finished foreign, acta that has been
produced In America. The Arab. Hadji
Tesslk. a gun-spinner. Is a typical son of
the desert, and his performance Is an ed
ucation In itself. Markley and Kraus are
banjo kings, admitted as such by the In
strumental world. Their programme con
sists of most difficult operatic selections;
Robertson and Robertson have & refined
comedy sketch, and Fred Purinton will
THE STAR'S XEW SHOW.
Alice Shaw, the "Whistler, to Be the
Feature for the "Week.
As usual, the Star will change the bill
at the matinee tomorrow. The new list
Includes some very attractive turns, and
are selected with special care to make
the bll entertaining and one of variety.
Alice Shaw, the world-renowned whistler,
is slated as the feature act. and will ren
der her most difficult selections from
grand opera, which she executes In the
most enjoyable manner. She also gives
imitations of different song birds and
trills like a canary. The Vol tons will add
variety to the bill with their acrobatic
offering, which Is one of the best acro
batic stunts on the stage. James J. Auory.
a trick pianist, besides being an accom
plished musician. Is clever as a comedian,
and has many funny things to say. which
makes him very entertaining. The Beau
vols Trio of singers are clever people,
with good voices, and sing a number of
tuneful selections, which fit them exact
ly. They are very graceful, and present
a charming little specialty. Collins and
LaBelle will furnish comedy In a sketch
of an original character written for their
special talents. Franklin Confer offers a
new song In "Would You Care?" which
has a number of pretty pictures as illus
trations. The Staroscope will show the
sensational film, "Coal Mining," and will
complete a very strong and attractive pro
gramme. Today the show will run from
2:30 to 10:43 P. M. without intermission.
To the London papers Charles Haw trey
denies the rumor that he Is com Ins to
"The Lien and the Mouse." Charles Klein's
latest play, will have Its flret production at
the Parle Theater, Boston, on October 23.
Richard Mansfield asks a denial of the pub
lished report that he Is to produce a French
man's version of "Don Carlos." He saya
he la to do Schiller's "Don Carlos." trana-
planted from the German by R. D. Boylan and
edited .Into a practical acting version by him
self. Geraldine Farrar ha signed a contract for
three year, beginning In 1000. with Helnrtah
Conrled. for the Metropolitan Opera-Houso.
George M. Cohan has taken a part interest
In the business end of the new production.
"George Washington. Jr.", which will be put
on next Spring.
Marie Studholme, who has been tourlh? the
English provinces" In "Lady Madcap," an
nounces that she Is going to favor America
soon in the tame nroductlon.
In MunKey for October Acton Davjos has
an instructive article on 'The Playwright
and Illi Profit."." illustrated by unusually
good portraits of the notables discussed.
Laura Frankenfleld, who toured for ten
months last season In Ibsen's "Ghosts." U
now starring In the Northwest In a dramati
zation of Wllkle Collins' "Her Double Life;"
Pearl Dillon, daughter of Ben T. Dillon,
graduated this year at Baldwin University,
Berea. O., and will begin a two years' courso
at the Boston Conservatory of Music this
White Whittlesey has Invested In San Fran
cisco real estate and will make that city his
future home. He remalna under the manage
ment of Belasco. Mayer Sc. Price for at least
four years zaore.
Madame Lillian Blauvelt la announced to
appeaer at Wallace's Theater In the new
comic opera, "A Rose of Grenada." She will
follow Otis Skinner's brief engagement In
"The Duke of Grarnmont."
Mrs. T. P. O'Connor arrived In New Terk
last Wednesday to remain In the city several
weeks aa tho guest of Mary Van Buren. She
expects to have some of her plays produced
In ,Xew Tork In the near future.
Claire Mentz. who took Madame Sehumaan
Helnk's place In "Love'a Lottery" last week
when that prima, donna became 111. has signed
a five years' contract with F. C-Whitney to
star in a new opera by Julian Edward?.
Lotta Is endeavoring to establish her rights
to about ISO.00O intrusted by her years ago to
Edwin S. Fretwell, now deceased, and for
merly president of the American Bank &
Trust Company, of Marin County, Call fornix
Juliet Crosby baa made a great bit at the
Belasco Theater, Loa Angeles, aa the steno
grapher In "The Tyranny of Tears." She
closes her special engagement In "Prince
Karl" next week, and Ttturns to San Fran
Bernard Shaw sent a characteristic answer
to Charles Dillingham, who cabled a report
o the success of ."Man and Superman" to tho
author. Mr. Shaw cabled back: "Keep calm;
my plays always succeed with first-rate act
ing." Following the Sothern-Marlowe engagement
at the Knickerbocker Theater, Xew Tork.
.Virginia. Harned will appear as a star on No
vember 27 In "La. Belle Marseillaise." Tho
'srst performance will be given at Ford's
,Opera-House, Baltimore, on November 20.
Mrs. James Brown Potter la preparing to
appear In a new musical drama. "The Murdet
oRlnlo." In which she Is to play Mary,
Queen of Scots. She has Just closed het
recitation tour, and Is living with her mother.
Mrs. Urquhart. at the Swan Hotel, Staines
AUne Dorothy Stone, a 12-week-oId daugh
ter fit Fred Stc-be, who plays the scarecrow
ln "The Wizard of Oz." made her stase de
but at the West End Theater. New Yrlc. last
week. The wee mUn was carried on the
stage by her father while he was ainsins
'The Traveler and the Pie" sons.
Robert Vernon Harcourt Is the author of
"An Angel Unawares." with which Fanny
Breugh started her season at Terry's The
ater, London, recently, and a younger son ol
the late Sir William Harcourt. He is a
youthful playwright, for he Is only 27 years
of age. being a year younger than Hubert
Madame Rejane was injured slightly In an
automobile accident which occurred" September
20 near MoJena. The machine In which she
waa traveling struck a parapet while endeav
oring to avoid a collision with a dray and
was much damaged. Madame Ilejan. who.
suffered some bruises, continued her Journey
"Uncle Ben; or. My Lady Help." is ti
title of a charming little one-act play now
being used by Tim Murphy as a curtaln-ralivr
to his "David Garrlck." So pronounced his
been Its success that Mr. Murphy will Hhortly
have It converted Into a three-act comedy. t
be used In future as one of the pieces of his
Hall Calne. accompanied by Derwent Hall
Calne and W. R. Hall Calne. arrived on the
Umbrla September 2S. He Is tired after re
hearsing the London production of "The Prod
igal Son." but Intend devoting his stay to
the Interests of the American presentation rl
looking after hla publishing. He denies he
Intends to write a novel on the American
James T. Powers, the well-known comt'
opera comedian, last "week signed a contract
with Percy Williams to appear, during Oc
tober, at the Colonial The'ater and the other
houses controlled by Mr. Williams. Mr.
Powers will he assisted by his wife. Racbael
Booth, and a few others, and will present
a musical comedy skit. Mr. Powers was
to have appeared in "The OrchW." but has
changed his plans.
Ada Rehan will not appear In Bemarl
Shaw's play. "Captain Brassbound'fi Con-s-ton,"
this eeason. She Is not III. but she ha.-
not regained her normal strength since ai
operation for appendicitis she underwent last
Spring, and Intends to rent for several months
before resuming work. Whether Mr. Shaw
will permit another Ptar to play Lady CeHly
has not been determined, nor have the S-j-berts
decided that they wish to produce th
play without Mlss Rehan.
Madame Helena Modjeska will net begin
her tour on the Pacific Coast. bit In tne
East, and will clone on the Coast. It has
been generally understood that the actress
was to open her season In Los Anrele. Sep
tember 28. but thta error was corrected by her
husband. Count Carlos Bozenta. last Mt.
day. Madame Modjeska left for the Hast
September 23, to Join her company. whU h ts
feeing made up there, and wll open her eea
son October 10. She will make a tour f
about four months, and hopes to clone her
season on the Pacific Coast. She will not
appear In New York, as ohe took her farewell
of that city at the testimonial which was
given her there on May 2.
George Bernard Shaw
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW recently
received a request which of all oth
ers was most calculated to make
his blood boll. He was invited to collab
orate with WIHInm Shakespeare. Of
course, he 'refused point blank. The sug
gestion came from Arthur Bourchier. who
Is meditating a revival at the Garrlck of
"The Merchant of Venice." Bourchier Is
considering several little devices which he
thinks may serve to make the hard's work
still more Impressive, one of them being
a scheme that was utilized by the Ger
man Saxe-Melnlngen Company which re
cently produced "The Merchant" with ex
traordinary success. It consisted of giv
ing each supernumerary a certain Individ
uality which preserved the background
and atmosphere of the time. Bourchier
thought this might be improved on by
supplying the various "supos" with Httlo
characteristic utterances, and It was these
which he asked Mr. Shaw to supply.
In declining to do so Shaw wrote:
"Collaboration in the theater generally
means fitting your name to a- play ycu
didn't write. I can't very well medd e
with another man's play, except on hi3
own invitation, or, at any rate, with his
consent. And the only expressions I
know characteristic of a Venetian 16th
century crowd could not possibly be re
produced on the stage of the Garrlck
without shocking either Catholics or the
Puritans out of their senses."
Meanwhile Mc Shaw has been vouch
safing certain information regarding h.s
new and forthcoming play. "Major Bar
bara," which he candidly describes as "a
terror." He says: "It is simply an eth
ical discussion in three long acts actual
ly In four, as there are two scenes in the
third. It will be a public charity to warn
all romantic playgoers to keep away from
It, as I have thrown them over complete
ly. The acting will be tine, of course, but
the play Is a terror. It is like the Inst
scene of 'John Bull's Other Island.' sun
out for three hours and a half. It will
try the faithful extremely."
Doesn't Mr. Shaw want to be taken se
riously by anyone? It looks that way. for
of late he has made almost as much fun
of his worshipers as Browning did of tre
Brownlngltes. Not long ago when the
Actors' Fund people produced his ten
minute skit, "Passion. Poison and Petri
fication," Mr- Shaw advised "the more
earnest of his disciple' to see It several
times In succession, and now comes this
rap at "the faithful." It really Is too bad
of Mr. Shaw. Kansas City Star.