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THE SUNDAY OBEGONIAN. PORTJuAJKT), OCTOBER 8, 1905
eoMSToeK vs. shaw
Censor of Morals and Radical Dramatist of War Bauer's Brilliant Work.
NEW YORK, Oct 3. (Special Corres
pondence.) On with the fight! Let Joy be
unconflned. If that Is not the exact quo
tation, it should be. for the fight has arrived-
The principals In the game are
George Bernard Shaw and Anthony Corn
stock, and the public concerned are those
who know of Mr, Shaw, since It la likely
that those who only know Mr. Comstock
will say as Mr. Comstock himself was
guilty of saying: "Who Is Shaw?" Still
It shows that Mr. Comstock Is not paying
much attention to the young moon in
the literary world, becauso if he were he
would not need to ask, "Who is Shaw?"
The trouble came about through Mr.
Shaw's having heard that his books were
ordered out of the libraries In America,
and he Issued a long and not by any
means uninteresting statement concern
ing "Comstockery" In America. It came
to the ears of the censor of morals In art
and literature of America and while he
confessed that he did not know that there
was a Mr. Shaw he would look Into the
matter and promised positively to remove
his works If this had not been done as
It Is another case of swallowing a camel
and straining at a gnat because -while
Air. Shaw Is daring enough and not In
frequently shocking enough, he Is not a
circumstance to what may be encountered
In many dramas and in modern, to say
naught of ancient, novels. And when we
come down to dally journalism as it is
practised In some sections of the country,
nothing that Mr. Shaw has ever offered
can compare with stories that are her
alded from bulletin boards and flaunted
under great headings. The only element
that Is missing In the whole thing is con
sistency and that is always lacking In a
movement of purification. Not that we
do not need purification, but there is no
such thing possible as a radical elimina
tion of vulgarity "through any means
other than by great influences of refine
ment and such educational work as bring
about refinement by themselves. This is
not to "be accomplished In a day, in a, year,
in a decade, but we need only to look
around to realize that something has been
at work in the the way of uplifting
the masses. The question that strikes
pretty hard Is, do the masses need purify
ing Influences or do the classes need them
as much? When this is answered we
shall know whether the morals of the
people would suffer more from plain
stralghforward, unpalatable truths, such
as offered by Shaw, than from these same
truths gilded, made acceptable and weak
ened through custom and because society
rules certain things acceptable or other
wise. Shaw has used the stage from
which to preach his lessons, and he never
yet has been guilty of writing without" a
definite purpose. In other words, he of
fers a story with a moral to It. Contrast
this with the moral tone of such plays
as "Zaza," "Sapho," "The Second Mrs.
Tanqueray," and It would seem to any
fair-minded person that Shaw s alms arft
far the nobler, since he does not descend
10 tne baser side for the purpose of lend
ing his works special attraction. How
ever, the Shaw craze is Just on and it is
here with a vengeance.
The season of music Is awake In Brook
lyn Just a little ahead of New York but
New York does not care about a trifle
like that, since It will have one or two
musical attractions ahead of everybody
else and a few that nobody else" will
have. For instance, New York will have
grand opera, and, be It told in a whisper,
Boston will not Conrled Is tired of play
ing to a Iobs anywhero and, as we are
told, Boston is never a financial success.
The reason given for this will be rathe?
startling and not at'all comprehensible to
the layman Boston Is too muKlftai! visit
the symphony concerts; not an empty seat
10 ob seen, not a seat at the concerts of
the Knelsel Quartet series, nor, indeed,
at the concerts given by the Boston
Symphony Quartet But Boston does not
regard opera as pure music and for that
reason the patronage Is seldom what
might be expected. However, to return
to Brooklyn and Its season, it Is interest
ing to note that the Savage Grand Eng
lish Opera Company will open Its tour at
the New Montauk Theater October 2 In
"Aida." They will remain one week,
during which they will also, present
"Lohengrin." "Rigoletto," "Tannhauser,"
"La Boheme" and "Faust" Mr. Savage
has assembled a superb company and
every equipment is better and stronger
than ever. The singers Include Madame
Serena, Gertrude Rennyson, Florence
Scarborough, Milllcent Brennan, soprani;
Rita Newman, Rita Harrington, Margaret
Crawford, Mary Eames Miller, contraltl;
Francis Maclennan, Joseph Sheeban Wil
liam Wegener, Thomas Best, tenoft; Wln
fred Goff. Robert Kent Parker, Thomas
David Richards. Arthur Deane, Ottley
Cranston and M. L. Bowman, baritones
and basses. The conductors are the
Chevalier Emanuel, Elliott Schenck and
Eugene Salvatore. Both Mrs. Scarborough
and Miss Newman are Western girls, the
former being from Los Angeles and the
latter from San Francisco. Later In the
season Mr. Savage will present the first
English translation of "The Valkyrle7'
the second of the great Wagnerian cycle,
of which "Rheingold" Is the first, "Sieg
fried" the third and "The T,wilight of the
Gods" the fourth and last It is usually
called the Trilogy and "Rheingold" Is re
garded as the introduction, it being a very
short work and in one act This will be
presented by a special company on about
the same lines that the English "Parsifal"
was given last year. Speaking of "Parsi
fal," it may be significant that the great
work is only announced for two produc
tions by the Conrled Opera Company so
that after the overflow which we had last
year those of us who became enamoured
of the opera will probably go hungry un
less we can satisfy ourselves with two
offerings. This does not, however, pre
clude the possibility of supplementary
The great opening musical event of
New England and really of the East oc
curred September 27, 28, 29 at Worcester,
Mass., and although in no "way comparing
with the brilliancy of the seasons of
long ago the festival was Incomparably
greater than it was a year ago. Some of
the choral works were exceptionally In
teresting, but to Harold Bauer must be
yielded the palm, both as far as his
Infinite art Is concerned and as attraction
If the enthusiasm of this Worcester audi
ence counts for -what It should.
The orchestral concerts seem to have
made more of an impression in general
than the choral, although it must not be
forgotten that chorus work is the raison
d'etre of the Worcester Festival Society.
The festival hall Is very large and the
acoustics are extremely good, and as for
brilliancy of audiences it is certainly con
ceded that no gathering could bear
marks of more distinction. There were
a great many notable music-lovers from
Boston present and many from New York
and all that Interlying country. There
was eveiy evidence that the people Iwd
not much more than arrived from the
country homes and the wonder Is how so
many handsome gowns were prepared so
early In the season. It was suggested
that hereafter the festival be held a little
later, as it makes too much of, a hiatus
between that and the real season In New
York and Boston, and also the artists are
not always available so early.
Tender direction of Wallace Goodrich,
the chorus of Worcester has done splen
did work and In many of the finer details
they show a gain over past seasons.
There Etlll seems to be less volume In the
climaxes than one might expect, but the
tcnal quality Is nevertheless very good.
On Wednesday night at the first concert
Mr. Goodrich offered his chorus In se
lections from Cesar Franck's "The Beati
tudes" and in a superb work of Mozart's
-which is very seldom heard and which
would well repay any conductor for the
-trouble. This is the "Requiem," and it
was beautifully given. In fact nothing
hat Mr. Goodrich has done has been
manner In which he presented this classic
gem. The chorus was "pliable and elastic
under his baton and they discharged their
duty well. The soloists of the evening
were Mrs. Corinne Rider- Kelscy, Mrs.
Bertha Cushlng-Chlld, George Hamlin,
Julian Walker, George Leon Moore and
The second day's events were full of
interest and full of merit. Including an
orchestral concert under direction of
Franz Knelsel, in which he had the as
sistance of Herbert WItherspoon. who
sang Wo tan's Farewell from Wagner's
"The Valkyrie," .and Mile. Jolivet, a
young violinist of much charm and ability.
The work of Knelsel as conductor was
never more fully demonstrated than In
the extreme difficulties of the Beethoven
Ninth Symphony, otherwise known as the
Choral Symphony, because It closos with
a setting of Schiller's "Lobgesang" for
chorus and quartet of soloists. It Is of
extreme difficulty for the singers and
further demonstrates that Beethoven
could not write for the voice, because the
strain Is fearful and often reaches from
the singers to the audience. The soloists
were Mrs. Marie Zimmerman, Mrs. Helen
Allen Hunt, Clarence B, Shirley and Her
bert WItherspoon. Bruckner's "Te Deum"
was a work of great Interest, since it had
never been heard in the East and Mr.
Goodrich gave it a masterly reading. The
afternoon concert of the third day was by
far the most important of the season's
work and the evening was given to solo
ists entirely. The notable features of the
concert were the playing of Harold Bauer
and the first performance of George W.
Chadwick's new symphonic poem "Cleo
patra." Mr. Bauer gave a wonderful In
terpretation to the great Tschalkowsky
piano concerto, and one which was differ
ent from any that we have yet heard.
Mr. Bauer's art Is noble in the highest
sense of. the word and all praise Is by far
too weak. Ho is certainly the most pow
erful pianist with orchestra that we have
had the opportunity to hear and the ac
companlment given him by Mr. Knelsel
and the orchestra was certainly Inspired
and inspiring. The applause was deafen
ing and his recalls were beyond count
The work of Mr. Chadwlck was of more
than ordinary significance on a pro
gramme of the Worcester festival, since
Mr. Chadwlck was for years conductor of
the society and he holds an unique place
in their affections. The work is bold and
many times beautiful and effective in or
chestral effects, but there is that Inevit
able tendency to long drawn out passages
and many times one could but wish that
it were ended, notwithstanding many
really delightful and musical moments.
Mr. Knelsel gave It with as much Interest
and as much care as if it had been writ
ten by the veriest foreigner instead of an
American of whom we can afford to be
proud. Mr. Knelsel also presented Men
delssohn's Italian Symphony and Mrs.
Kelscy sang Mozart's "Vol che sapete."
The evening concert offered a mixed pro
gramme presented by Charlotte Maconda,
Mr. Hamlin, Isabel Bouton and Mr.
Some people are Just cynical enough
to ask why George Ade does not lay
off one season, because nobody can
write so many plays as he does without
running 6hort of material, at least of
original matorlal, and it is assuredly
originality that has been Mr. Ade's
ldng suit "Just Out of College" Is
just out of the basket and it serves
to star young Mr. Wheelock, who
makes the most of his opportunities.
Joseph Wheelock. Jr., is well cared for
In the way of a part and there Is a
great amount of Jollity and mirth to
which he contributes his personality
to a' great extent There Is nothing
forced in the fun this could not be,
coming from Mr. Ade but the situa
tions which give the opportunity for
-merriment are very much so, and thero
is Jusf about as much plot as you can
get out of the title. The cast -with few
exceptions, an ablo one, was as fol
Edward Worthlngton Swinger
Joseph Wheelock, Jr.
Septimus Pickering Eugene Jepson
"Silvers" Mason..... Charles Jackson
Prot H. Dalrympl Bliss. .George H. Trader
Ernest Bradford ....George Irving
Rufus Harry Frees
A Collector of Souvenirs Louis Eagan
A Solicitor of Insurance George Alryn
A Subscription Book Agent... .Howard Hull
A Delegate from the Union, a Train
Caller M. B. Pollock
A Ticket Seller Tully Marshall
Jack Lindsay Albert W. Meyer
Harvey Hughes ...Jack Devereau
Tom Catlln Paul Puraphrcy
Caroline Pickering Katharine Gllman
N. W. Jones ..v.. Mabel Amber
Genevieve Chlzzle Georgio Mendum
Luella Jenkins Pickering. . .Louise Sydmeth
Bernlce McCormlck Blanche Stoddard
Aunt Julia Swlngor ..Mrs. E. A Eberlo
A Newsstand Girl Elenc Foster
A Lonesome Lady Traveler
A Busy Lady Traveler Maud Sinclair
Miss Larksum....'. Lillian Seville
Ml6s Byrd Louise McJCamara.
Miss Blythe .Myrtle Tannehlll
Jerome K. Jerome (pronounce It Je
rum, please, if" you would be correct)
has thrown the semllltcrary, as well as
the ultras into a fever of excitement
in the expectation of hearing that
noted idler express some of the idle
thoughts. However, remembering the
difference between what wc hoped the
"Dolly Dialogues" would- be In the lips
of their creator and what Anthony
Hope really was as a lecturer and read
er, we will save our supply of enthusi
asm until October 17, when Mr. Je
rome (pronounced Jerum) will make
his first appearance at the Empire The-
! more worthy of praise than was the
Poor Mrs. Blanche Chcscborough
Mollneaux-Scott! Without the name of
Molfneaux, her salary in vaudeville
wouldn't buy, well, say, the matches,
but she can't use it Her present hus
band, Mr. Scott says that she has not
been enjoined from thense of the name,
and he probably knows whereof he
speaks, at any rate she was obliged to
cancel her engagement at Keeney's
Theater in Brooklyn, and she is sud
denly "Indisposed." That she should
ever have been permitted to appear In
public on the amount of talent of which
she can (not) boast Is the marvel, and
proves that without the privllego to
use the name of Mollneaux, there is not
much opportunity for her on the stage.
It also proves what vaudeville stars
are paid for.
"The Bad Samaritan" proved so In
the most accepted understanding,
insofar as it has gone Into the drydock,
and when next it appears we shall
never know that It was "done over."
This does not happen often with a
Mme. Schumann-Hcink is still resting
after her trip, as it was a very hard
one and she was quite out of health
and spirits. She Is enjoying her honey
moon, at least one week of It before be
ginning with "Love's Lottery." This
gave the usual opportunity to her un
derstudy, Claire Mentz, who took the
prima donna's -role during her ab
sence, and it led to a contract for five
years with Fred C Whitney to star In
a new opera to be furnished by Julian
Lilian Blauvelt is rehearsing "A Rose
of Grenada," in which she will make
hor debut In comic opera. The ev.cnt
is widely discussed, and no doubt Wal
lack's Theater. will see a brilliant sea
son during tne run of the charming
little prima donna.
EMILTE FRANCES BAUER.
MARQUAM GRAND THEATER
WedneTs"eN&itst Oct. 9-10-11
THE FAVORITE'S RETURN
Thirteenth Armu&l Tour of Jacob Littk Incomparable Company in the Mat
Popular Amen cam Play Eyt Written
Writtea by C. T. DAZEY.
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The Famous Pickaninny Brass Band.
Madge's Thrilling Swing Across the Mighty Mountain Chasm.
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WATCH FOR THE Bid PARADE.
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: MARQUAM GRAND TH EATER :
j Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights, Oct. 12, 13 and 14 i
Special Price Matinee Saturday a
MR. JOHN CORT ANNOUNCES
i ROBERTS I
In the Title Role of
"ANN LA MONT"
A Modern Play of Strategy and Insistent Dramatic Interest
By PAUL ARMSTRONG
Author of "The Heir to the Hoorah"
The Cast Comprises MAX FIG MAN and a Coterie of "Well-Known Xew
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SPECIAL. MATIXEE PRICES Parquet. 51.00 Parquet Circle. 75c.
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TRAINING OF COSSACKS
Taught From Their Cradle? to Obey
the "White Czar.
"What & fine cook granny was!" re
lates the Cossack, In describing his child
hood, "she made bright yellow cakes big
as this big fur hat. It took a long time
to bake the cake in the brick oven; It
was so soft and delicate that even If you
stamped on the floor and Jarred the oven
the big cako would fall Into a lump of
dough and be good only to feed the geese
and the peacocks. So old granny used to
hobble up and down In front of the oven
waving off all of us who tried to get close
for a fmell, and even If one of us little
brats shouted or jwore she would curse
us soundly In a whisper for making a jar
In the air. If you'vo ever heard a Cos
sack swear you will see that granny was
right, for a Cossack curse "could stop a big
locomotive running full speed down a
mountain. Ha, ha, ha!" He leaned back
and grew red with laughing.
"Well, well! And my good, fat mother
what borsch (soup) she used to make In
the deep earthen bowl! When she poured
It all splattering Into the brown earthen
basin, two or three feet across, then we
brats used to stand around, each with hla
wooden spoon. We each dipped out a big
chunk of meat; always fair play, each
had his turn; If one of us took two pieces,
how quick old granny would beat him In
the Xaco with her spoon! And, when the
meat was all gone, then we dipped up the
thick, red tomato soup evory spoonful, I
can tell you. We young dogs wore al
"Only we Cossacks have kept ourselves
untainted hy all this new science It cats
like a cancer Into the power of our Czar.
But we alone are just as our grandfathers'
were before us. And I think my young
son he Is a bold, big fellow I think "he,
too, will stick to the ways of his fathers.
These propagandist devils never try to
come to us, for they know we are safe
against them; all their new, slushy ideas
roll off our brains like water from the
back of a goose Not a drop of socialist
slush sticks on.
"Why? Because from our cradles we
were taught to obey; to obey without
stopping to think it nil, out; to obey two
fathers our own father and the Czar.
When the Czar commands, then I do.
You see my young daughter asleep over
there? Well, if the Czar said Tear her
in pieces!' then I should do it, though I
might kill myself right afterward. That's
what a Cossack means by loyalty."
The Xoon Uninhabited.
The moon being much the nearest to
us of all the heavenly bodies, we can
pronounce more definitely In its case than
In any other. We know that neither air
nor water exists on the moon In quanti
ties sufficient to be perceived by the most
Pupils received and prepared for pulpit,
stage, platform or parlor. Private or class
instruction. For time and terms apply at
718 East Burnside St
Phone East 2230.
Belssco & Mayer, Preps.
E. D. Price, Gcn'I Manager
MATINEE TODAY AND TON I G HT
Last Times of The Charity Ball
20th WEEK BELASCO STOCK COMPANY
FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT ONLY
11 IT EI The Acting Romantic Actor
Supported by Belasco Stock Company, in a new selec
tion of plays, beginning -with the First Portland Production
of James K. Hackett's Success, the Romantic Comedy
Prices Nlht: 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c. Matlaees: 25c, 35c aad 50c
Sale of scats at Theater Box-Ofnce only. Reservations two weeks In advance.
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MARQUAM S OCT. 1 9 to 25
WITH SPECIAL MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY"
THE KLAW & ERLANGER CO. (Inc.) STUPENDOUS PRODUCTION OF GEN. WALLACE'S
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THE THRILLING CHARIOT RACE IX ACT V.
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300-PERSONS IN PRODUCTION-300-
PBJPrn First 12 Rows lower Floor 12.50
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First 2 Rows Balcony... J2.00
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Remainder Balcony $1.00
Box Seats $3.00
Gallery, Admission. .
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ets desired and performances. Applications for seats should ba made to Calvin Heillg, Manager, Marqunm Grand. Portland, Or.
delicate tests at our command. It Is
certain that the moon's atmosphere, if
any exists. Is less than the thousandth
part of the density of that around us.
The vacuum Is greater thah any ordinary
air pump Is capable of producing. "We
can hardly suppose that so small a quan
tity of air could be of any benefit what
ever In sustaining life; an animal that
could get along on so little could get
along on none at all. But the proof of
the absence of life is yet stronger when
wo consider the actual results of actual
telescopic observation. An object such as
an ordinary city block could be detected
on the moon. If anything like vegetation
were present on Its surface we should see
tho changes which It would undergo In
the course of a month, during one portion
of which It would be exposed to the rays
of tho unclouded sun. and during another
to the Intense cold of space.
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Return to Burlesque After Three Years
Queen oF Musical Extravaganza
In Two Musical Extravaganza
"M'lle Fifi" and "The Rounders"
Supported by a Radiant Regiment of Singers,
Dancers and Comedians
Magnificent Costumes, Scenery and Electrical Effects
30 ARTISTS 30
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1 AluJCnJ 15c, 25c, 35c aad 50c Wednesday matinee 25c to any seat
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Wednesday Evening, Oct. 11, 1905
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J The Beauvais Trio,
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