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HE SUIfDAT OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JAXXJART 30, 1910.
MARY GARDEN SCORES TRIUMPH
AGAIN IN MASSENET'S OPERA
Ne York Goes Wild Over Production of "GriseldLs" at Manhattan Opera-House New Musical Comedy Pleases
and Early Successes Still Hold on Broadway Stages.
The Musical Event
of the Season
NEW YORK. Jan. 29. (Special.)
Among the plays that appeared the first
of the year, several promised to be tre
mendous successes. Foremost among;
these are "The Lily." at the Stuyvesant
Theater, -with Nance O'Neil'as leading;
' -oman; "The City," the Clyde Fltdh play;
"The Next of Kin." Charles Klein's play;
Francis Wilson's "The Bachelor's Baby";
"A Little 'Brother of the Rich," by Jo
seph Med 111 Patterson and Harriet Ford,
who also wrote "The Fourth Estate."
Forbes Robertson, In "The Passing: of
the Third Floor Back," has already
passed the 600 mark and It continues to
have a rare fascination. For those who
fo to hear it It should be stated that they
should understand beforehand the Idea,
as otherwise there may be a considerable
amount of disappointment, there being;
Jio attempt at a lavish stage production.
On the; other hand, it is a sermon,
preached in a thoroughly Interesting: and
(Tipping; manner. "Is Matrimony a Fail
fure" has rilled the Belasco for over six
months; It will now make way for Eu
gene "Walters' new play entitled "Just a
Wife." Charlotte Walker. In private life
Mrs. Eugene Walters, will be in the lead
ing role. This play met with great suc
cess when It was tried out. "
Charles Frohman has at least the cour
.age of hi3 convictions, and there are
ffnany who agTee. with him that "The
Mollusc," Hubert Henry Davhs' play, is
one of the most charming of comedies.
Wyndham and Mary Moore. Sir Charles
iVyndam and Mary Moore. Sir Charles
,1s an actor of the most charming qualities
and in his characterization of Tom Kemp,
(the brother of the Mollusc, Mrs Baxter,
jjs as fine a piece of stage work as has
Jbeen seen in many seasons. Mis Moore
jls as charming as ever and nothing could
e more delightful than her determined
Indolence, which, according to Mr. Dairies'
description of a mollusc, needs all possi
ble energy to keep her out of the accom
plishment of anything that there is to be
New Comic Opera Pleases.
"The Arcadians," which was one of the
trreatest successes of London, was pro
duced for. the first time in this country
!on Monday night. It is a musical play
(In two acts, a quartet having had a hand
;jn its makeup. , The oft -repeated saying
:that too many cooks spoil the broth does
not seem to hold good this time, because
here were two responsible for the book
land two for the music. The piece is
till enjoying a remarkable run at the
"ShafteBbury Theater, in London, and it
will probably hold on here for an indefi
nite period. The cast includes musical
comedy favorites from Europe and Amer
,lca, foremost among whom are Julia San
derson, Connie Ediss. Grace Studdiford,
"Frank Moulan, Vivian Blackburn, Perci--val
Knight. Knight, as Peter Doody,
and later as the waiter, was a SCTeam
from beginning to end. His song, "My
-Motter." which In English means "My
Motto." in which one of the cheerful ex
pressions is "Cheer up, Caruso, you "will
eoon be dead," brought down the house
and would have won the approbation of
Caruso himself had he been present.
The story relate the experience of
James Smith, a London restaurant-keeper,
: who lands from his airship in "Arcadia,"
a beautiful mountain country in the heart
i of Greece. Strange in manner and in
Vdress, he interests the shepherds and shep-
Iferdesses and all goes well until he tells
n lie. As punishment for the crime he
I is compelled to take a bath In the Well of
; Truth, and comes forth a young man
purged of his sin. He tells his oompan-
Ions about London and life In that great
city, and together Yhey decide to go to
r' England tto reform the people.
James Smith, now Slmplicitas, arrives
at the great racetrack near London,
r where he meets his own' wife, who does
. not recognize him In his novel role.
Smith's hotel becomes transformed Into
an Arcadian restaurant of exquisite
beauty, where nuts and fruits are served
: by Grecian maidens and Peter Doody, a
reformed Jockey. But, alas for Smith,
Ills devotion to Ananias is stronger than
the waters of the Well of Truth and
again he is detected In a lie, and after
another bath he becomes himself again
and confesses his escapade to Iris wife.
The play Is admirably set, the music is
beautiful, there is much clever comedy
end many beautiful women.
Miller in ew Play.
Henry Miller opened Wednesday night
. at the Savoy in "The Fatth Healer," by
William Vaughn Moody, author of "The
; Great Divide." Mr. Miller, and perhaps
' Mr. Moody, was influenced by the at
: mosphere of "The Servant in the House,"
- which had a strong symbolic suggestion
clothed in equally strong dramatic situa-
tions. The play is hardly worthy of Mr.
Miller's art as an actor, and after the
' tmccees which Mr. Moody enjoyed in "The
; Great Divide," he will no doubt be made
X to realize that he has not reached his own
level. If those wno believe in faith cures
- and kindred beliefs or religions are suffl
clently numerous to supply constant aud-
" iences for the new play, Mr. Miller and
Mr. Moody may achieve something In
"f the nature of a success. But people who
" go to the theater Jo be amused or even
entertained by great sociological prob
ems or deep philosophical ones will hard
ly find meat and refreshment In "The
There is but one scene, an interior, and
the story concerns a man who brings a
'. paralysed invalid from her chair through
' faith in divine healing. The invalid,
who has leanied to walk, falls into & re
,' lapse when the "healer," through an un
worthy love, loses faith in himself, but
when that love becomes Justified, the
cripple is again able to walk. A play ot-i
, this sort goes far toward convincing the
V.jiublic that the stage is no place upon
' i which to preach sermons or doctrines.
Mary Garden in Sew Opera.
It was like the good old times at
the Manhattan on Wednesday evening,
' when Mr. Hammers! ein presented for
the first times In this country, Mas
senet's "Grlselldis." There were curr
tain calls galore for Mary Garden, who.
In the title role, lent a glowing beauty
' to the whole performance; for
Huberdeau, a Devil ot dashing gaiety of
. ; spirit; for Dalmores of the glorious
. voice, for Dufranne, for those concerned
with the staging and the musical direc
tion, and ; last of all for Mr. Hammer
stein, who was dragged to the front
timid cheers and applause.
Dazzling as Miss Garden was 1n Thais
when first she flashed that gorgeous
. creation upon us, nebulous and iri
descent as was her Mellsande; pass ion -
ate, fiery and sweeping as she was in
" Louise, simple, naive and exalt d-as
Jean, the little Juggler of Notre Dame;
,' Imperious, tigerish and degenerate as
''; 6alome, her Grlsrelidls was a new crea-
tlon. There was no suggestion of any
of the characteristics or emotions of
- former roles, but she represented an
obedient, falhtful wife to the man whom
. she had married, adapting herself with
graceful simplicity to the position to
x which she was raised.
Miss Garden seems to have taken the
" keynote of her interpretation from the
. music, as her Grlselldis is a passionless,
' ethereal creature, only removed from
Mellsande in the difference between an
" unreal being from a mystic realm, and
: one clearly of flesh and blood. This
Is carried out in the color-scheme of
.,' her wonderful costumes, and not until
'. the last act wherein the Marquis re
turns from the war and she faces him
without the little son, who has been
" stolen, do the mood and the color
,: change. Miss Garden then appears in a
glowing red gown, which, before a note
, baa been sung, makes one feel this
change of mood, and in this act she
brings an equally brilliant color to the
The story is one of those mystery
tales of the middle ages, brought down
to modern times by Armand Sylvestre,
and Eugene Morand. It is the story
of the Marquis de Saluces. a nobleman
of Provence (Dufranne), who, while
walking along the forest edge meets
the shepherdess Grlselldis. He love her
at first sight, and marries her to the
despair of the shepherd Alain, (Del
mores.) The Marquis Is called to the
NOTED PACIFIC COAST TENOR
H. If. NEWTON, WHO HAS BEEN ENGAGED TO APPEAR HERE.
From all creditable accounts there Is a delightful surprise in store
for members of the Apollo Club when H. N. Newton, tenor, appears
before a Portland audience. Beyond question, he is the best concert
tenor on the Pacific Coast today. Mr. Newton Is the possessor of a
rich ringing tenor voice commonly designated as robusto tenor. It Is
a fine example of perfect voice-placing. Aside from his two solo
numbers on .the programme. Mr. Newton will appear with the club in
the big Dudley Buck number, "Chorus of Spirits and Hours." An
organ and two pianos will be used as accompaniment in this num
ber and Edgar E. Coursen has consented to assist the regular club
accompanists, W. C. McCulloch and Ralph W. Hoyt.
Crusade and must leave his wife and
little son Loys. The Prior in the ora
tory of Grlselldis, Instead of consol
ing his Lord, draws his attention to the
temptations his wife will encounter dur
ing his absence.
Fine Power Displayed.
The Marquis defies even the Devil
to shake her- fidelity and obedience,
whereupon His Satanic Majesty (Hu
berdeau) suddenly appearing, accepted
the defiance and the Marquis gives
him his wedding ring as a pledge. The
Devil disguised asa Byzantine, comes
to Grlselldis with his wife represented
as a Persian slave girl, and showing
the ring of the Marquis, orders Grisel
lldis at her hushancVs command, to in
stall the slave girl In her place and
to yield her blind obedience. Contrary
to his expectation Grlselldis yields, and
the Devil Is foiled.
Through his sorceries the Devil sum
mons the spirits of the night, and Alain,
who renews his protestations of love.
They meet In the moonlit gardens of the
PORTLAND MUSICALLY IS
GROWING, SAYS CARRENO
" ' 1 T 1 1 '
"Only Wait," Is Her Message; True. Appreciation of Music Art Is Here.
She Finds Her Audience as Good as One in Europe.
BY CHARLES MESSER STOW.
THE talk turned on the subject of
audiences. The Englishman had been
sitting with his back to the rest of
us, playing softly on the piano. Now he
whirled around quickly.
"How can you play before some of the
audiences you have to in this country,
Madame Carreno?" he asked. "Can you
find anything particularly inspiring in the
musical feeling that exists here In Port
land, for instance?"
"Ooh," replied madams, "how can you
say that when you think of that audience
last night? Truly, it was as good as a
European audience. I was pairfectly,
happy .playing to them."
Madame says "perfectly" like a French
woman. Indeed, her talk is somewhat of
a mixture of French, Spanish, English
and an elaborate set of gestures all her
own. Madame talks with all of herself.
Her hands, shoulders, eyes and even her
feet are all in action when she says
"Then you think Por-Hanol appreciates
music?" queried our hostess.
"Oh, if you could have noticed the im
provement between that audience last
night and the one two years ago when
I was here last." returned madame. "They
felt what I was trying to tell them. They
"Last night there were two young
girls and a young man, . who sat near
the front. I pickea them out and played
to them. I always play to someone in
the audience. If I can find one face
"that lights up and understands what
I am playing, then I am happy. These
young people you should have seen
how tiieir eyes grew big and howthey
drew a long breath at just the 'right
places O, I was perfectly happy."
"I don't want to be bromidic," said
the doctor, "but don't you think port
land has the climate that tends to make
for an appreciation of art?"
"Oh, -I like Portland," replied ilad
ame. "Tour winter days are beautiful.
Why, my English friend can tell you
hoyr good your climate is. Last time
I saw him he was a shadow, and now
he looks like a different person. And
the Portland climate has done it all.
L"Yes," said the Englishman, "Port
nd has done wonders for me, but I
still maintain it ''is a barbarous town
musically. Except when the ffiw art
ists come I have a hard time to hear
any music unless our good friend," and
he bowed to our hostess, "takes pity
"But you must give it time," said
Madame. 'Ton cannot have everything
all at onoe. Just see how young: the
Chateau, and the shepherd throws him
self at the feet of Grlselldis and pas
sionately declares his love. This temp
tation Is more difficult to resist, but
she does so as - her little child runs
forward to meet her. While she turns
to find out what has become of the
disconsolate Alain the Devil seizes the
child and carries him off. Whlle
Grlselldis In her oratory abandons her
self to her despair, the Devil reap
pears in the guise of a pirate, and de
clares that if she would find her child.
TO SING UNDER AUSPICES
she must go on board the pirate ship
at anchor off the shore. She goes to
seek her son after Invoking theaid
of God and of the Virgin. The Marquis,
just returned from the war, enters and
the Devil shows him his wife hurrying
toward the ship, and incites him to kill
her. The Marquis, however, recognizes
his wedding ring on the Devil's fin
ger and understands that the Devil Is
still pursuing Grlselldis, who turns and
all is made clear.
Their tender reunion Is disturbed by
the Devil, who recalls the loss of the
child. The Marquis In despair looks
round the weapon-laden walls for a
sword. The weapons disappear. The
Marquis prepares to seek his foe un
armed, and as he and Grlselldis turn in
fervent appeal to the cross on the altar,
is is transformed into a flaming sword,
which the Marquis grape. There is a
clap of thunder, the tapers In the ora
tory light of themselves, the doors of
the shrine are thrown open, and Saint
Agnes; who has the child in her arms,
returns him tb the parents.
EMILIB FRANCES BAUER.
country is. I think the people have
done marvels. You. must remember that
it is the young generation that is goirig
to do all these things that help art In
their city. The pioneers had to wrestle
with the country for their living. They
had no time for anything else. It is
their sons and daughters who are grow
ing up and who have had advantages
that their fathers and mothers could
not have who are to give music and
art the place in the life of the city
these things ought to have.
"Doctor, you have two young womeji
here whose history ought to be writr
ten in letters of gold. They are pio
neers In art. Miss Steers and Miss
Coman bring the artists here, and they
bring the best thera are and they have
helped to teach Portland what is good
in music. Ton owe them more than
"Portland has the same spirit that
all the rest of America has. It is a
restlessness, a desire for better things,
a longing for how shall I say it?
America has a very great desire for the
truth. And all these things must come,
slowly. Mankind cannot advance one
bit faster than it physically can. There
are limitations and .we cannot get by
these. .The geniuses are those who can
go a little faster than the rest of the
people, but we must be content to
wait for others to catch up.
"There is a French proverb," con
tinued Madame, "about how blessed is
the man who has learned how to wait.
And we must learn how to wait. We
must not get impatient because every
thing does not come at once. We
know that it will come; art must have
its place, but It must take that place
slowly. The whole of America and the
Northwest with it, is growing. You've
no Idea how astonished I was at the
orchestra in Seattle. I played a con
certo with them, and it was amazing
how those men, who have to earn their
living" playing in cafes or in theaters,
worked to get the meaning of the
music. I played with them. And they
got J.t, too. Next time I come to Port
land, I hope you will have an orchestra
"But," queried the Englishman, "do
you think really there Is enough appre
ciation of music in Portland to sup
port an orchestra?"
"But of course there is," replied
Madame. "The feeling is here. We
must learn to wait for It to be brought
out, that is all. This morning a little
girl played for me. She lives 'way out
there somewhere; she said she had
ridden all night to get here. In her
little, town she has never heard an
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artist, her teacher is a woman who has)
never heard music in a city, yet that
girl's rhythm was perfect, her time was
even, and she has the feeling for the
music. Certainly there is musical feel
ing here. You must not be impatient.
Ob, I could talk long about the music
I know there is in the people of this
new country. It is there; some day Tt
will come out."
Trains do not wait4 even for artists,
so bur little circle reluctantly said
goodby to .Madame, with many hopes
that next time she came she would
find more of the appreciation of music
in Portland, about which she Is so
"She is one of the women who have
learned some of the deep things of
life," remarked our gentle hostess after
Madame was gone. "She has learned
how to wait. I think that is the secret
of her greatness. She knows that re
sults cannot be accomplished all at
once by the ordinary mortal, and part
of her genius is a divine patience,"
W. M. RASMUS ANSWERS
His Attorney Says Snap Judgment
Was Taken Against Client.
William M. Rasmus yesterday made the
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Jules Eckert Goodman, the author of "The Test," In which Blanche ,
Walsh opens a, four-night engagement at the Bungalow this even
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son of the late N. Goodman. He Is a graduate of the Portland High
School, Portland Academy, Harvard University and took a post-graduate
course in Columbia University. For jtwo years he was the
editor of "Current Literature" and was also editor and one of the
founders of "The Bohemian."
He has three- plays running now, the best known being "The .
Man Who Stood Still," now in its second season's run, with Louis '
Mann as the star. He was about to close a contract with Richard
Mansfield for a play now in the hands of William Brady and which
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following statement In regard to a pro
ceeding in the Justice Court:
"An article in Saturday's Oregonian
under the caption "Rasmus Saves Society,'
gives to the publlo an account of a
court proceeding in whloh I was
placed in the unpleasant position of de
fendant and made to appear as one who
was trying to avoid the payment of a
Just debt. In order to place myself, in
the right light before the public and my
friends, I call attention to , a statement
from my attorney of the court proceed
ings, showing that the case had been be
fore the courts and" dismissed because the
plaintiff was unable to substantiate 'his
claim, which came into litigation from
the fact that it was unjust.
"I feel prompted to give this matter
publicity simply In Justice to myself, my
business and social standing being such
that a story, though of value to fill spaoe,
if not answered might cause a question."
The statement of John Ditchburn, Mr.
Rasmus' attorney, follows:
"On July 30, 1806, a complaint was filed
-against William Rasmus by S. J. Kamin
sky, one IX A. Pepp, claiming to be one
of the attorneys of plaintiff, making the
affidavit to the complaint. On August 6,
1909, an answer to the complaint was filed
denying all ' the allegations therein. On
August 10, 1908, the attorney for S. J.
Kaminsky had the . complaint placed on
the trial docket, and thereafter, on Sep-
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Miss Elvyn '8 present tour lias been one continual triumph
and stamps her as unquestionably the rightful holder of first
place among American, pianists.
The following notices are. from-gome of America's most
critical musical centers:
NEW YORK TRIBUNE MyrtrfTElvyri, the soloist with
the New York Symphony Orchestra yesterday, was the great
est musical surprise I have encountered in many a day. Her
technique and power are amazing. ,
BOSTON POST Her personal beauty and fascination
are potent factors in Myrtle Elvyn b great success. She. has
exceptional technical attainments, sound musicianship and
CHICAGO TRIBUNE Her work grew In authority,
beauty and virtuosity until her listeners were simply carried
away hy her tremendous performance in the great Tschai
Miss Elvyn attributes no small part of her success to the
Kimball Piano, which she uses exclusively in all her concerts.
Over 200,000 Kimball Pianos are now in use what great
er proof of the superiority of these famous instruments could
The now famous Kimball Pianos are "sold-in
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"On. the court flies it now appears that
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"Having been Informed by one of the
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