The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 22, 1905, PART THREE, Page 36, Image 36

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Bernard Shaw
Writes New Play
"JekR Ball's Other Islxad." Pro
daccd la Jicvr York, Jfew a
Topic ot Muck DlCHBsIoa.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16. (Special Corre
spondence.) The interest of the -week,
as may well be understood, centered in
"John Bull's Other Island," Bernard
Shaw's latest offspring:. It is only fair
to say that it was discussed In ali cir
cles, both literate and Illiterate, all of
which demonstrates what Lt means to be
a fad. There Is no possible doubt that
some of us are sorely disappointed at the
idea that Shaw should become a fad,
but such is the case. In short, he has
grained the public ear, and now he Is 50
lng to put in his spare time exploiting
alj sorts of theories, both reasonable and
unreasonable, if for no other purpose than
to keep that public car busy. Of Shaw
it has Dccn said that his principal falling
is insincerity,' the falling: of many bril
liant men, who place the iridescent hues
of the fountain of their intellects beyond
the more sterling: trait of blunt honesty.
It .Is not always fair to judge a man
of Shaw's characteristics thus. Ho should
rather be given the benefit of being a
creature of emotional temperament, to
whom the moment is everything, and to
contradict himself, the privilege which Is
his by divine right.
After seeing his new play, which held a
large, representative, first-night audience
for three hours and a half, lt is hardly
possible to refrain from wondering wheth
er he was perpetrating- a joke upon the
public or whether he was really divided in .
his opinions on a great many subjects,
because it is certain that every time he
put up one good argument bo offset it
with another, equally sound. In fact,
never was anything more positively
proven than that every question has two
sides, one of which is as fair as the
other If only properly presented. As far
as plot Is concerned there was little to
talk about, and it is not from this side
that Shaw expected to score. Avowedly
and frankly, he only wanted an oppor
tunity to give vent to some of his elec
trical and electrifying showers of words
and opinions ancnt politics, religion, so
ciology, and every other ology and ism
In the first place everybody was put
into a bad humor by having been com
pelled to stand until after the first act,
because It is almost certain that over
half the house did not arrive at S, accord
ing to the demand of Mr. Daly. And It 1
may be for that reason there was such
a general atmosphere of discontent. Per
haps It will hbld because It is Shaw, but
lt Is safe to predict that "Man and Super
man," "Candida," "You Never Can Tell,"
and a good many others of Shaw's really
brilliant plays will bo running when
"John Bull's Other Island" will have
gone where all bad little plays go.
Miss Crystal Herne had an Impossible
part as ICora Rellly, and Mr. Daly, of
course, had the leading role. Mr. FIndley
and Joseph Sparks lent some farce-comedy
to the situation, and Dodson Mitchell had
enough monologues to run an entertain
ment bureau of his own.
In the world of musical comedy, per
haps, the palm will be yielded to the new
work of Reginald DeKoven on a book by
Frederick Ranken, with DeWolf Hopper
as the center of the stage. There is no
more lavish production than "Happy
land," now running in New York, and it
must be said that there is much of the
old-time attractiveness about the De
Koven music. To say that DeKoven has
reached the level of himself in "Robin
Hood" would hardly be correct; at the
same time, he has certainly surpassed
himself in his more recent efforts.
"Happyland" is comic opera of a far
higher standard than the laughter-provoking
bits of vulgarity and flashy .colors
that are from time to time produced on
Broadway, and the part written for Hop
per is calculated to keep him out of the
ruts from which he never seemed able to'
get away. For this" alone we have reason
to be thankful, because there were many
moments when he was really funny. The
chorus Is not only good-looking, but the,
voices are really musical and unusually
good for a production of this kind. Mar
guerite Clark was perfectly delightful in
her role, which gave her a great many
opportunities. She won no end of en
cores and her songs richly deserved them.
Ada Deaves, who Is one of the cleverest
character actresses on the stage, brought
every laugh that the playwright expected
her to, and a great many on her own
This play is on at the Lyric, and it is
filling the house nightly. The plot has
the charm of novelty in a certain sense,
and deals with the misery of King
Ecstatlcus, who is bored to death be
cause every one living in his kingdom is
so uncompromisingly happy. And when
this state of affairs Is no longer endura
ble he issues an edict by which he mar
ries them all according to his views.
That he runs the play Into numerous
complications may be easily realized, but
all are as nothing in the face of the fact
that 18 years ago he promised to give his
son in marriage to the daughter of the
King of Altruria, a neighboring kingdom.
Evidently the chickens were counted be
fore they were hatched, for not only did
Ecstatlcus have no son, "but Altlmus has
no daughter. He comes forward, 'how
ever, bringing a daughter borrowed for
the occasion. Meanwhile, Sylvia, daugh
ter of the first King, runs away and suc
ceeds In adding to the complications, to
unravel which would take a Chicago law
yeror at least one from South Dakota.
The cast was as follows:
Ecstatlcus .........
AlUraus ...........
Appollus ..........
The Lady Patricia .
The- Lady Alicia . . .
Sylvia ,
De "Wolf Hopper
William Wolff
,.. "William Panforth
Joseph Phillips
.... John Dunsmuirc
....... Frank Casey
Carl Haydn
........ Ada Deaves
. . Estelle "Wentworth
Bertha Shalek
... Marguerite Clark
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herewith appended: ,
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KmMe Marlon Ohla
Vlnzenz Knickebcln ....Gustav v. Seytferiltx
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Musically speaking: it Is almost Impos
sible to measure the season we arc about
to enter. The orchestral concerts alone
would be enough to keep the entire pop
ulation of New York furnished with mu
sic Prom those announced It Is positive
that we will have over 100 orchestral con
certs. This does not, mean anything ex
cept such concerts as are given in regu
lar scrips, as there. Is no telling how
many appearances the different, artists
may make with orchestra, and o'f these,
with the exception of one or two opening
concerts, we can have nd record.
Among the first concerts announced, la
one November 2i by Miss Minnie Coons,
an American girl just returning from a
12-years' course of study in Europe. With
her .will be heard the New York Sym
phony Orchestra -under "Walter Damrosch.
November 6k another American girl, for
tunate enough tp hai'e married a Rus
sian by the name of Samaroff, will bo
heard at Carnegie Hall in conjunction
with the Philadelphia Orchestra under
Fritz ScheeL Madame Samaroff, who is
born a HIckenlooper, of Cincinnati, has
-also studied abroad for many years. As
may well be understood, these young wo
men have a nard climb before them ana
in a season which holds so many gigantic
planistic stars, they are wise to take time
by the forelock before the arrival of
Bauer, Pugno. Relsenauer, Aus Der Ohe.
to ,-say nothing of Joseffy, from whom we
are promised a number of appearances.
Slgismund Stojowki, Rudolph Ganz. and
very many others. It is also a .master
stroke to have engaged Fritz Scheel and
his magnificent orchestra before the on
slaught of orchestral concerts, because
It is certain that there Is no more Inter
esting man on the Continent than this,
talented musician for whom San Francis
co became 'too small a field.
He has made a great reputation for
The German constituency of New York
nas doublo opportunities. It may enjoy
musical comedy of American construction
and then it may hie Itself to the German
theater of which Heinrlch Conried is the
manager, and enjoy typical German op
eretta. Last week the light opera season
at the Irving Place Theater opened with
a charming operetta entitled "Spring
Breezes." The music Is well calculated
to attract the waltz-loving German, be
causo lt consists of a number of dances
by Joseph Strauss, a brother of the noted
"Waltz King, Johann, welded together
with a plot and words supplied by Karl
Llndau and J. WHhelm. However Inter
estlng and however farcical the text and
the situations -may be, there Is nothing
to compare with the delights of the mu
sic, which has the real Vienna swing and
the tunefulness which is inherent to the
German waltz. It is very different from
everything that the American public is
accustomed to seeing, and if they got the
habit of attending the Irving Placet The
ater during Its season of comic opera. It
Is probable that most of the stuff served
up to us as musical comedy on Broadway
would hot be tolerated.
Mr. Conried brought Xina Abardanell
for this season at the Irving Place, and
from there he will take her over to. the
Metropolitan Opera-House. She is not
only a charming singer, but a most
graceful actress who breathes comedy In
every movement. She may be compared
to Frltzi Scheff, -while admitting that she
has much more charm and more finish.
All the actors are' extremely well known
In Europe, notwithstanding- the fact that
himself and an enviable position. To
those who do not . know the name of
Stojowskl. the Information will be inter
esting, that he is at the head of the In
stitute of Musical Art (Frank Damrosch,
director), which opened" on "Wednesday
with nearly SCO pupils enrolled and near
ly all the time of the large corps of
teachers completely filled. No comment
Is necessary" other than the fact that be
tween Frank Damrosch and the Knelscl
Quartet, also identified with this magnifi
cent institution, the people are satisfied
of the standard -which will be adhered to
and of the quality of the work. Another
significant fact, according to a state
ment by Mr. Damrosch lo me. Is that
very few of these students are from out
of tqw.n. So what will It be when its in
fluence will have reached beyond New
Among the faculty are Etclka Gerster,
Mrs. Thomas Tapper, more widely known
as Mrs. Dr. Louis Maas, Arthur Ho'ch
man and Gaston Dethlcr, the noted or
ganist of St. Francis Xavier.
ttQ of artists from Europe, let us see
wnat some ox our own important men
are doing. It came as a great surprise
to a large number of people that Dudley
Bucki at his time 0 life, pulled up and
out of old associations to make his home
in Germany. Probably the reason this
came la the nature of a surprise was
because Mr. Buck always said he was
going to do so. I know he told me his
plans over eight years ago. and that be
fore he had resigned from Trinity
Church, where he was organist and choir
master for 23 years. Mr. Buck Is now 68
years of age, and whereas he does- not
expect to do such an amount of new
work he has a large quantity of manu
scripts of too much magnitude to interest
the American publisher, because the time
Is not yet ripe for many works of great
dimensions. It is perfectly truo that lt
cannot possibly' pay a publishing house
to bring out a Jargo number of new
choral works, or . orchestral scores, for
the expense in America of publishing
these things is enormous. The chances
aro 20 to 1 In Mr. Buck's favor in Eu
rope, and then there is always the chance
for these works to be brought over from
the other side.
"We may well be proud to send a man
of Mr. Buck's equipment to Europe, be
cause he Is a credit to any country, and
this sort of . exchange will do more for
the establishment of tbo American status
in the European mind that a great many
of the things we talk or write about. Mr.
Buck was accompanied by his wife, but
his. family, consisting of two sons and
one daughter, are married and settled in
this country.
Miss Isadora Duncan, who had half the
world at ber feet, and literally at her
feet It was she who danced the Beet
hoven sonatas and thc-Chooin nocturnes
is again a, subject of Interest to "the''
public Perhaps not the musical contin
gency, but the public, nevertheless. Her
movements, which have always "been the
embodiments of grate, were many times
likened to ttiose of the panther, and per
haps here is the link which may serve to
explain an almost Incredible situation.
She is learning that there arc Judges
In Berlin, whero she was arrested for
assault and. battery committed upon a
collector who presented, her with a bill.
The officer had a more torrid welcome
than he anticipated.. She flew into a fury
and precipitated herself upon him to tear
the paper from his hands, and threw it
violently on the ground. As the offi
cer attempted to gather his scattered
papers, the charming dancer Invited him
to leave without delay at the point of
a revolver. Miss Duncan miscalculated
the tribunal in Germany, because she
appeared in the gauze of. her Greek cos
tume, but she utterly filled to Impress
the court with anything except the ne
cessity for a Tieavy fine. She made an
, appeal, and the question has not yet been
settled, because she absolutely refuses to
appear. The order has been given to the
police to bring her to the court by main
force.' Thus do-our American girls make
great careers for themselves and then?
Alice Johnson is one of the most beautiful and talented young, -women on the
stase. She '"has been a great success In Eastern productions during the -past few
seasons and more recently has attracted wide attentlonas a star In "A Friend
of the Family," and as- leading woman with Ezra Kendall In "WcaUierbeaten
Benson." More than ordinary local Interest attaches to her forthcoming ap
pearance here In the stellar role of "The Marriage of Kitty' for the reason that
she is a daughter of Bos Eytlnge.
Promoters of the Enterprise Will
Hold a -Conference Today.
Work on the buildings required for
the wool scouring mills at Sellwood
will begin within the next two weeks,
or less. Thomas Ross, of Las "Vegas,
N. M-, who is the promoter and princi
pal owner of the projected plant, will
meet A. C Mowrey, 1621 East Eleventh
street. Sellwood, and J. M. Nlckum, this
forenoon- and consider the matter of
forming a stock company to swing the
enterprise. At this conference the cap
ital stock of the concern will ,be set
tled. Mr. Ross has the machinery in
New Mexico, but it cannot be shipped
here jntil the building Is ready to
house lt direct from the Southern Pa
cific cars, which will bo side-tracked
at tho grounds In Sellwood. It will re
quire a building 75xlS0 feet to house
tho machinery, and hence Mr. Ross de
sires to start work on the structure as
soon as possible. It is announced (oat
the plans have been prepared and tho
location selected on the ground. The
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Sovored with corrugated iron. The
ower plant will be housed Ini a brick
"Ours will be the only largo scour
ing mills, north of San Francisco," said
Mr. Ross,, "and" the wool crop of four
I states that has found its way East
, and in other directions, in the grease.
will be shipped fro.m Portland In the
scoured state. This will reduco Its
weight 70 per cent, and the saving to
woolbuyers will therefore be enor-
Of tea Lprvcs Him RJ Bad as "Wouaded.
Army food has ruined the digestion of
many good men. A veteran, speaking .of
how a wise, selection of food helped him,
"For over 33 j-ears my stomach gave me
an immense amount of trouble. Every
thing I nut into it seemed to'cause an in
ternal (and Infernal) revolution which un-.
fitted, me more or less for business. My
doctors told me that tho trouble was all,
brought about oy tne sau pone or salt
beef (or horse) which comprised the main'
part of the food supplied me by Uncle
Sam 'during my three years' service m tho
great Civil "War.
"For many years I tried cracked wheat,
oatmeal, boiled rice, and many, other
things, but- my stomach kept up Its un
pleasant grumblings and painful aches.
"A littlo over a year ago, while In De
troit on business, a friend sitting at the
breakfast table with me ordered as a
starter a dish of Grape-Nuts. 'Make it
two, said I. It was my first experience
with Grape-Nuts food, and I was delight
ed to find not only that It was most pal
atable, but that I had much less -of the
internal commotion that usually followed
my morning meal. Since then I have eaten
Grape-Nuts every morning for breakfast
and frequently for luncheon also.
"My stomach has been toned up and is
stronger than it has been since ISSi. I
have no more of the old pains and uneasi
ness and am better able to attend to
my business. This result I attribute to
the use of Grape-Nuts, as I have taken
no medicines meantime." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.
Read the little book, 'The Road to
Wellville' In every package.
Busy Days m Stove Store
We expected to have a few quiet days after the close of the Fair, but we have not seen them yet.
It looks now as if Portland was to have a big boom. We are employing more people now than we,
did in Kay and June, which all goes to show that Portland is still on the top wave of prosperity,
and most of the people of Portland know that 33DWABDS has the goods they want at the prices
they can afford to pay.
Special Notice
In next Sunday's Oregonian we hope to be able to announce the
name of the person to whom a Monarch Range will be presented
The Early Meal Eange is guaran
teed to last as long and give as
good service as any range made
from, castiron with steel sides.
The price of the . Early Meal
Eange is less -than that of any
range of eqnal quality. . As low
as ,...;. $27.50
The Monarch Eange did receive
two gold medals at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition.
First Por "being a3 a whole tho
best family range shown there.
Second For the Portable Eeser
voir improvement which is far
ahead of any reservoir made.
Price as low as $49.00
In this climate heavy and expen
sive heaters are not in general
demand. Our heaters are most
reasonable in price, most attrac
tive in appearance and will do all
the work required of them. Do
not buy before glancing through
the line. Price as low as $2.50
Big new stock of 'Whitall's Body Brussels, Park "Wool Ingrains, Columbia Tapestry Brussels and Axmln
, . ster Carpets. Come just to see them.
Cash or Credit
Cash or Credit
185-187-189-191 FIRST STREET
nous. It "will readily be seen how the
Portland scouring mills are going to
revolutionize the wool industry of Ore
gon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
The last named state alone raises 20,
000.0.00 .pounds of wool a year. .
May Have Jumped Into the JUvcr. .
Detectives who are working on the case
believe that- George Mitchell Papanraake.
the Greek who shot Zack Pancres in the
latters oyster-house, Wednesday morn
ing, leaped Into the Willamette River at
tho foot of Washington street to escape
capture at the hands of the mob follow
ing him. "That he committed suicide rath
er than to submit to being arrested and
locked up is their belief.
The Greek Consul, who has taken a
lively Interest in the case from the start,
has posted a reward of $20 for information
leading to the capture of the much-wanted
assailant of Pangres.
Papanmake Is said by fellow-countrymen
to have shot Pangres because of a
dispute over the sale-of a small restaurant
in Astoria. He Is said to have believed
Pangres was cheating him in the deal.
He entered the oyster-house operated by
Pangres, 192 Fourth street. Wednesday
morning, a quarrel ensued and the shoot
ing took place. Papanmake fled, taking
a course through tho central portion of
the city. He .was closely followed by a
small army of officers and private citi
zens, and was seen to run under the docks
at the foot of Washington street. It is
said that no trace of hjm has since been
Portland's Artlessness.
Thi3 satire Is by Miss Decca Lamar
West, of Waco, Tex., who visited the
Lewi3 and Clark Fair en route korrie from
the National Convention of the Daugh
ters ot the Confederacy, held in San Fran
cisco. After- her departure from- Port
land she sent ihese verses to her friend,
Mrs. Elizabeth Cralgt
Snow on the mountain peak,
Blossoms in the vale.
Murtc in the bandstand.
Bedlam on the Trail.
Rain kept a-falllng-.
Everybody Vet.
Portlanders said 'twas misting
They boom their town, you bet.
If it's dry and hot in Summer,
They ears it isn't warm:
If you set soaked through In Winter,
"'Twon't do you any harm."
They're optimists right through and through.
They cannot see. a cloud.
They sar it' Jast like Springtime,
With the maintain In a. shroud.
BUt Q all the Jars they give you.
Tho worst to me. you bet.
Is when It's raining sheets of rain
They say It isn't wet!
Sermon for Non-Catholics.
Father O'Hara's discourse this evening
at the Catbc-dral, corner Fifteenth and
Davis streets, will be, "The Catholic
Church nn Infallible Guide." This is one
of a series of sermons by the Cathedral
priests for the benefit of Inquiring non
Cathollcs. Services will bo at 7:30 P. M.
Mrs.- Rebecca Miller's Death.
Mrs. Rebecca Miller, who had for lt
years been a resident of this city, died
at the Good Samaritan Hospital on Tues
day last and was burled at Riversldo
Cemetery Thursday. Her aged husband
and nine daughters survive her.
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forever
Removes Taa. Plnptei,
Freckles, Moth Patches,
Rub, and SUa DUeucfi,
ana every biesu.a
on beauty, mad tie.
flea detection. It
has stood tfcs test
of 67 years, and
Is so harmless we
taste lt to be sore lt
Is properly made.
Acctpt so counter
feit of similar
came. Dr. L. A.
Sayr said to a
lady of the hict
ton (a patient):
"As you ladles
vrlU use thea,
I recommend
(aaraad's Crenm' as the least harafbl of all th
kla preparations." For tale by all drajreists and Taney.
Goods Dealers la the United States, Canada and Europe.
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Ladies should not fail to visit our Stove Department and let us. explain
this proposition at the same time "you will see the most complete -line of
. " - To be found in the city. ''
-Heaters from $2.50 Cook Stoves from $8.00
Steel Ranges from $27.50
Are- you furnishing? If so, it will pay you to see our immense line of
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