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NEWS AND GOSSIP OF
PLAYS AND PLAYERS
H E I L IG
Seventh aad Taylor Streets
Phones Mala X and A 1123
Phones Main 6 and A 1020.
THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 23, 1911.
EDITED MY LEOXB CAS UOL
Folk In Grand Kapld. Mich., eer
llnlr Uk our old friend Catbrtoa
Counties. When ebe returned to their
- midst Ut month and opened her third
iuko la tock. she wm given an
oration. Oie of ths Grand Kaplds
Twenty-six curtain calls after ths
acts, a wajronload of flowers, con
gratulatory telrrraras from New York
to California, and enthusiastic ap
proval of hrr new company, all com
bined to make It a happy erent for her.
Miss Counties has tremendous popu
larity In Grand ftapjtl. and will hare
a fins season. Her leading man. Nor
man liackett. also had a rousing re
ception. Zlra was the second bill.
and Is to b followed by Lady Winder
mere's Fan. Mtxa Countlss Is her own
manager, and has prored herself as
adept In business as she la In acting.
There was a llttls chorus Rlrl
Whoso life was sweet and pure;
But. oh! Indeed, how poorly paid.
How lonely and obscure.
Bhe strove by nlcrht and day to win
Ths secrets of her art.
And souKht by study to acquire
Perfection In her part.
Betimes the little chorus rlrl
Caucrht on, and after that
Fhe owned a bis; red touring car
And eke a lovely flat.
Still later. In ber upward Eight.
The little girl became
A pictured choruspondent. and
She hit the road to fame.
In Paris an actor-Inventor has just
constructed a perilous loop-the-loop
art with two motor cars, and Is to make
Ms debut In It early this Summer In
Berlin. Two cars with the actor-ln-ventor
In one and his woman partner
In the other start down an Inclined
plank following each other, until they
reach an open space. Car No. 1 then
stprlngs In the air by the Impetus,
while No. ! Jumps the spare on the
level, passlnsr under the first car and
arrlvlrr on the other side of the spare
first, thus reversing their positions for
the remainder of the trip. I fully ex
pect to hear that John F. Cordray has
ordered the first American model of
the contraption to Install at the Oaks.
The open season for news of Ixetta
Jewel la now on. From San Francisco
comes this nice little squib:
"Wildfire." the Proactharst-Hobart play. In
which Lillian Russell last was seen In this
-ltT. eei-red the purpose lat evening of re
Introdarlnc Ttmrstrm Hall as leadlns man at
the Ak-asAT ard of Introducing seam " "
local audience Miss fsrtta Jewel. Miss J'l
Is not unknown In this city, but the present
la the nrst occasion In which she has ap
peared her tn a leadlnc capacity.
When tVlldnre" was sn here at the
Van some two years aco the prin
cipal interest attached to It In the minds
of the acer thater-ocr was as to
whether Miss Rues!l preserved Intact the
Toothful aapwf and manners which have
been her ciilef theatrical asset la recent
7ar. No such Interest could be claimed
for last nlffht's performance, fur Miss Jewel
Is well en the sunny side of the calendar of
This Is followed by a somewhat
lengthy dissertation on Miss Jewel's
charms personal and professional
all of which makes pleasant reading. It
Is good. too. to hear of Thurston Hall,
who for several weeks was leading
man with the Portland Baker players.
He was with Miss Mussel all the time
that she used "Wildfire" for her star
ring vehicle, and it Is doubtful If a
better play could have been selected In
which for him to make his reappear
ance aa the Alcazar's leading man.
gether. the whole was at last perfected.
Mr. Collier has shelved his play of
this season, "I'll Be Hanged It I do."
In order to present bis big success of
some years ago.
Lee TVlllard. a well-known local ac
tor, has become a member of "The
Squaw Van" company. playing the
Western circuit. He will assume the
e e e
"Constant Reader wants to know If
Priscllla Knowlea Is still a "New York
actress." Yes, constant one, she Is at
the Academy of Music, aa leading
woman In stock. Her position bears
annroxlmately the same - position to
theatrical New York as It did to the
atrical Portland when she was playing
leads with the Athon company last sea
son at the Lyric Theater.
Tours are already ending and actors
beginning to sail away, to spend their
shekels in buying grand clothes, foreign
e e -e
Tretty Marie Doro. whom we last
saw In "The Morals of Marcus," and
who failed signally last season In the
London production of "The Climax"
and later In "Miss Electricity" over
ber. Is numbered among the early sea
goers. Says she's going abroad to re
cuperate. Mikail Mordkln. the Rus
sian dancer, and Mrs. Mordkln. and
MUe. Anna Pavlowa, have also sailed.
Al H- Woods, C. H. Whitney and Mar
guerite Sylva have departed early, too.
"I'm the despair of the press agent."
George Arllss told the Chicago Press
Club at a luncheon recently in his
honor. "I don't own an automobile.
I've got but one wife; and. to make
matters more difficult for the press
agent, she Is the very same wife I had
10 years ago. I seem to nave missea
fire, as It were, hereditarily speaking,
for behind me are four generations on
the paternal aide of printers .and news
paper publishers. My father, indeed.
was a very genuine journalist. lie
founded and edited two newspapers on
the other side, and both are now quite
prosperous concerns, the .prosperity
dating, of course, from the day he gave
them up and turned them over to men
who were not Journalists at all."
T. Daniel Frawley. "the" T. Daniel of
many theatrical ventures on the Pacific
Coast, has succeeded Robert Hunter aa
chief of the engagement department
on the staff of Henry W. Savage.
With Eddie Foy next season In the
musical version of "My Friend from
India" will be a cast made up almost
exclusively of vaudeville artists. Prom
inent among the lot are Harry Fox and
the Millershlp sisters, one of the best
Hinging and dancing trios that ever
entertained Portland people at the Or
Robert Mantell has begun a four
weeks" engagement at Daly's. In New
York. In a repertoire of classical plays.
The opening bill was King Lear.
Arthur A. Greene, former Portland
newspaper man, la Mr. Mantell s press
E. IL Sothern and Julia Marlowe
are planning to present "Macbeth" at
the Greek Theater of the University of
California In June. Later they will
appear In Portland In a repertoire of
Margaret Illington. who has not ap
peared professionally In New York
since her triumph as Marie Louise Voy-
sin In "The Thief." will return to
Broadway tomorrow as the star In Eu
gene Walter's play, "Mrs. Maxwell's
Mistake." It is really an old play, un
der the title of "Sergeant James" It
made a failure before Its author was
famous. He revamped It and called It
"Boots and Saddles." Even then It did
not make good, so he wrote It all over
in spots and dubbed It "Homeward
Bound." Failure again greeted the pro
duction, so he rewrote It once more,
this time for Miss Illington. and gave
It the present title. Charlotte Walker,
Mr. Walter's wife, has played the role
on tour wtth little or no success. Miss
Illington has been unfortunate, to put
It kindly, this season In her plays, hav
ing to shelve "Until Eternity "In San
Francisco after one week s perform
ance, and "The Whirlwind." in which
we saw her, was put In storage long
before she got to New Tork. She will
play at Maxine Elliott's theater.
Mrs. Flske says: "Things are easy,
easy, easy to a woman endowed with
physical charm by nature." Why a
second and third "easy"? The first
one Is amply sufficient and painfully
De Wolf Hopper Is to have a brand
new musical comedy for next season,
with book and lyrics by Avery Hop.
wood. The long-drawn-out comedian
will continue under direction of Dan
iel V. Arthur, who. by the way, la Ma
rie CahlU's husband.
B. A. Rolfe. star and owner of the
Rolfonians, musicians who appeared at
the (Tpheum several weeks ago, will
spend the coming season at Atlantic
fity. On July 1 Mr. Kolfe opens as di
rector of a band of 60. all American
musicians, on Young's Pier.
Another ex-Baker player who is on
Bma,way again Is Frederick Esmelton.
who Is playing the role of Colonel John
T. Bowie, in William Collier's revival
of "The Dictator." which opened last
week. Mr. Esmelton used to be a
"heavy" with the Baker players, and
was a member of the road production
of "The Christian." sent out by Man
ager Baker. He was here last wtth
Grace George In "A Woman's Way."
last Summer. His wife, a Portland
rirU Jewel Tower, the aister of John
T. Power, was also a member of the
Speaking of Mr. Collier, however, this
pextteuiar production of "The Dictator"
Jx of Interest out of the ordinary be
ruse of the fact that manuscript of
the play was destroyed In the Ran
-rarv!co fire and had It not been for
the excellent memory of the actors
the lines would have been loat entire
ly Fortunately. Mr. Collier was able
to secure, with the aid of his former
associates In the piece aa almost per
fect version. Each player recalled his
.own Hoes, and so by piecing parts to-
At the Theaters
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SEAT SALE TOMORROW
S.0O. t.S0. S3.00; Gal. A dm. $1.
lox seats sh.
Koad." "The Phoney Prince," a comedy
and music and singing.
WAKDE SHOWS VERSATILITY
Eminent Shakespearean Actor to Ap
pear In Role of Brutus.
Frederick Warde will appear at the
TIelilr. Seventh and Taylor streets, for
three nights, beginning next Sunday.
April 30. during which he will pre
aent an elaborate scenic production
of Shakespeare's historical tragedy,
"Julius Caesar." Mr. Warde Is unques
tionably the best-informed Shakes
pearean scholar on the stage today, and
It Is doubtful It there Is any greater
exponent of the multiplied characters.
He la a thinker and man of creative
Idea. None of his Interpretations fol
low the beaten track, and for that rea
son they constantly arouse discussion
and Interest. In the past Mr. Wards
has always appeared aa Maro Antony
In "Julius Caesar." to the Brutus of
Louis James or some other famous star
but this season he Is interpreting the
role of Brutus himself, and It Is sim
ply another proof of his wonderful
Ernest C 'Warde, an actor of great
promise, who is said to have Inherited
some of the genius of his father, will
appear as the fiery Casslus. who Instl
gated Brutus to Join the conspiracy
against Caesar. Toung Mr. Warde hae
played this character on numerous oc
caslons during his association with the
late Richard Mansfield.
The pleasure-loving Marc Antony
will be played by a young man named
Andrew Rogers, in whom Frederick
Warde has taken a great Interest and
for whom he prophesies a great fu
ture. Caesar will be played by Horace
Porter, and Casca Is entrusted to John
J. Burke. Miss Olive Thome will be
Calpburnla, the wife f Caesar, and
Miss Helen Hilton will play Portia, the
loving wife of Brutus. The rest of the
characters will be entrusted to a large
cast of competent players who have
been carefully drilled tinder Mr.
Warde's personal direction. A feature
of their performance will be their clear
enunciation and delivery of lines.
point on which Mr. Warde Is Insistent
and strict. There have been a number
of scenic productions In this country of
"Julius Caesar," but It Is doubtful If
any have been a4 beautiful or complete
as that which Mr. Warde mill present
Porter Emerson Browne's Domestic
Drama to. Be Presented.
Frederick Thompson's production of
Porter Emerson Browne s great domes
tic drama, "The Spendthrift." which
was the dramatic sensation of New
York last season, will be the attrac
tlon at the HelUg Theater for four
nights, beginning Thursday, May 4.
with a matinee Saturday.
"The Spendthrift is a play with a
lesson and a reproach for the nun
dreds of thousands of weak, yielding
American husbands. The theme deals
largely wtth the present-day domestic
extravagance, and presents a startling
picture of life, such as rarely has been
put on the stage. The couple shows a
man and wife deeply In love, but she
Is more In love with herself and dresses
and her society than with htm. He
has slaved for -0 years, and has not
saved a penny. Her extravagance
drags him down at last. Bankruptcy
has forced him to the wall as tho play
Frederick Thompson has provided an
exceptionally fine cast for this play.
headed by Doris Mitchell snd Llonell
Adams snd Includes Gwendolyn Piers.
Albert Sackett. Mattle Ferguson. For
rest Orr. Alice Kelly and William H.
"RIGHT OF WAY" TO BE IVI3f
Famou Gilbert Parker Story to
Follow "Sapho"' at Baker.
Following "Sapho" at the Baker, a
splendid production of the dramat Ixa-
tlon of Gilbert Parsers novel, -ine
Right of Way." wtth Florence Roberts
Kathleen Steele, inunow ttergen
as Charley Steele and Theodore Roberts
In his original creation. In which he
aroused enthusiasm the country over
two years ago Joe Portugals. At that
time the original company with the
exception of the leading woman, waa
sent West by Klaw Erlanger. own
ers of the play, and Guy Standing
played Charley Steele. In which Mr.
Bergen will appear to great advantage
here, and Mr. Roberts himself was
Persons who saw that performance
are still talking about It. ana win
doubtless urge their friends to go to
the Baker and see it. as It will be pre-
Taesday, April 23,
Seeoad aad Oak Streets, StlS P. M.
ADMISSION 35 CENTS.
Mrs. May Dearborn Schwab
Instrumental trlo Alex. Wagner.
. (.L. E.Becker
Mas les I Director, Lsrlrs E. Becker
sented for the week opening Monday
evening. Msy 1.
"GIRL FROM RECTOR'S" COMING
w York Success to Be Given All
xt Week at Bungalow.
Paul M. Potter, who rose to Inter
national fame through his authorship
of "Trilby." received more royalties on
The Girl From Rector's" last season
than were received by any other play
wright in New York for a single work.
The piece opened at Weber's Music
Hall early in January and continued
an uninterrupted run of 300 nights,
brought to a close only then because
contracts for road appearances had
been made previously..
The receipts at the famous music
hall grew from the opening evening
and night after night the records es
tablished by Weber & Fields at the
height of their success were repeatedly
"The Girl From Rector s" will be
seen at the Bungalow all next week.
starting with the Sunday matinee.
Last Performance Is Tonight.
The closing performance of "Mer
chant of Venice" will be given at the
Baker tonight, and It will close one
of the most portentous offerings ever
given in stock In Portland. Theodore
Roberta" portrayal of Shylock is one
of the most powerful and at the same
time artistic acting triumphs it nas
fallen to Portland theatergoers to en
iov in a decade and It has created
much Interest. Florence Roberts is
superb as Portia, and Mr. Bergen
proves his reputation as one of the
best leading men in tne country oy
his playing of Bassanio.
Cor. Vangha aad Tweaty-foartk Sta.
April 18, 19, 20, 31, 22, 23.
Games Begla Weekdays at SiOO
Sandays 2:30 P. M.
LADIES' DAY FRIDAY
Boys Cnder 1J Free to Bleachers
SEAT SALE FOR THE
OVKS9 MONDAY. APRIX M. AT 1 A. !
A 1 1 tK
Klrmess opens Thursday evening. April
M - nrlrM? 1st floor. M'.CPI
rows. 2.u0: last rows. $1 50. Balcony:
1st a rows. Il.no; next rows, fl.oo; fol-Tfi.-
lt s rows. .Vic. Kn
urr uallerv. 0Oc. Special-price Matinee Ssl-
orday. lower floor, rxrept lasi
. 1 aa Ualrnnv: 1M & TOWS. ll
n.,i a rows. 7.c: last 11
lery reserved, sic: admission.
Portland String Quartette
Waldemar Llnd. Franck G. F.ichen
lauh. M. Chrlstensen and C. Iuncan
liaff'. assisted by Harry Van Dyck
at the piano. In
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
gt-SDAT AFTF.RXOO. APltll. SO,
at S Clock,
Eleventh aod Yamhill.
Tickets e&c and SI. On sale at Muslo
Three Nights Beginning Tonight
THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS BCRXT-CORK COMEDIAN
AND on.l CENTURY
60 ?'?mS?IA!.S a. (SO
BAND CONCERT BASEBALL
vra4 T flin firm- 11 rmM. 1 1 fi0 last 7 rOWR. S1.00.
rKll rN Balcony, 6 rows. 11.00; next rows. 75c; last 11 rows, 60c
Gal.ery. reserved. 35o; admission, 25c
AT HEILIG THEATER NEXT WEEK-
APRIL 30, MAY 1-2
Special Price Matinee Taesday.
IX JULIUS CAESAR
AT HEILIG THEATER
Frederick Thompson Presents
Doris Mitchell and Lionel Adams.
6 Months at the Hudson Theater, New York.
Geo. L. Baker. Ota Msrr.
Phones Mala 3, A 53 OO
Morrison aad 11th Sta.
Tonight-Last time THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
Manager Geo. L. Baker presents for the fifth week of a
Florence Roberts Theodore Roberts
Supported by the Baker Theater Company.
April 24, 1911
Apr.l 24, 1911
April 24, 1911
April 24, 1911
By special request. One of tho greatest of all emotional problem plays.
Intense love scenes. Superb dramatic climaxes. Stage under direc
tion of Earl D. Dwire. Evening Prices, 25c, 50c, 7oc, $1.00. Mat
inees, 25c, 50c. Matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
Sixth Week-THE RIGHT OF WAY
d Morrtsoa Sta
Mala 1U, A i24
CSe. L. Baker, General Maaaaer.
MVoTDirc Sunday, April 23, 191 1
The Famous Double Quartette The Palms The
Great Church Choir Complete Scenic Production
20 PEOPLE 20
Personal Direction MR. FRANKLIN THOMPSON.
Matinees Thursday and Saturday.
Evening prices, 25c, 50c, 75c, $1 Matinees, 25c, 50c.
Next week "The Girl From Rector's.
People's Amusement Co.
ALWAYS IX THE LEAD
KEW PICTURES TODAY EVERYWHERE
orriATJ TWPATTTR 11 A. M. TO 11 P. JYL I
BOIL YOTJR WATER Scientific exposition of danger of impure
TURNED TO THE WALL Great Drama.
TROUBLESOME SECRETARIES Funnier than The New Stenog
rapher. Also OUR POPULAR TRIO
ARCADE THEATER OH JOY THEATER
The lasnrreeloa. 'Tale ot Mexican A New i,fe. Dramatic.
Kebols. Their Mother. Domestic.
Ilelplaa Him Oat. Comedy. Serraata' Problem. Comic
hplrtt of I.laht. Drsmatlc icw- t.. Industrial
Creat V-e-1 a-d I-.trameatal - lalTaT Ja "he Bet Moa.e.
ODEON THEATER New Tivoli Theater
New Oiteriaaa. Iadlaa Maid's Lesson. Great.
Hanated Tower. Cuban Tale. Kalsot ot the Road. Blograph.
A Le-dla. L-dr. Comedy Drama. rtto Prlaee. Comedy.
Loat tears. Dramatic.
Harbor of Brest. Scenic. Satber. Songs, Ms.lc and Effects
Uood Mnalaa. Moale, Effects. That Make Fllma Speak.
S U N DAY
Monday Matinee, April 124-
W.H. MURPHY, BLANCHE NICHOLS & CO.
Presenting the Biggest Laugh la Vaudeville
"From Zaza to Uncle Tom"
The Gclden Troupe LONEY HASKELL
Dooley & Sayles THE DALYS
Ellis & McKenna Frederick Miller
EVENING PRICES IS, 25, SO and 75c
DAILY MATIXEE 15c, 25c, 50c HOLIDAY MATINEES Night Prices.
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, April 24
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY
WILHELMI AND HIS IMPERIAL
v YACHT ORCHESTRA
The Vaudeville Sensation of Two Continents.
Kimball Brothers and Segal
Creators of Mirth.
Tyler and Burton
la "The Matinee Girl and the
Latest Animated Events..
The Twentieth Century GirL
America's Daintiest Comedi
enne. Toomer and Hewins
In "It Happened in Lone-
H. K. Evenson, Director.
Popular Prices. Matinee Daily. Curtain 2:30, 7:30 and 9.
fl 1 iLJr Vkl M 11 The Originator of Scenic Ventrllo-
"The Little Chauffeur at the Boston
MATINEE DAILY at 2:30 Road inn-
Fnr Shows Sunday.
,oo, o, t,45 ,.d 9,i p. m. 6 Imperial Dancers 6
A Sextet of Stylish Steppers
jmK CARL McCULLOUGH
S ist-i'i 1 51 'i 7 viifV.sfiak. (Recently Leading Juvenile with
aCs-'ii IBM l-atti Mclntyre and Heath "In Haytl")
jsr4 I'i I SL5'i:3Jf'" In "FotHglit Impressions-'
mlfV WALKER & STURM
r-ii t ' HJs ?t.i5 Australian Racquet Jupsrlers. Kqui-
f l S 8 .s,'''''i librists and Comiques
NPIellc NORTON & RUSSELL
.' ; BTL Presenting Novel Protean Character
.5ffir Changes. Note There Are Only
s&l; .yy Two Persons In This Act
Special Added Feature
Best VaudevUle f 1 5c S. MILLER KENT & CO.
i and In a Comedy Playlet, "Just Dorothy"
in America &Tdh'25c
American and European '
XT J Ml MATINEES DAILY AT 2:3
Vaudeville SIGH T AT 730 and 9:15
Home of Musical Comedy
Seventh and Alder Streets
Week Commencing Tomorrow Matinee
LAST WEEK OF THE LYRIC THEATER
Keating & Flood Present
THE LYRIC MUSICAL COMEDY CO.
Three Performances Daily, 2:45, 7:45 and 9:15
"Wednesday Night, Elks' Night. Entire proceeds go to the 1912 Elks'
Friday Night, Chorus Girls' Contest after each performanrc.
TViuff. ue 5. havlne been told that a
baby slater hart Just arrived from heaven,
marched Into the room and aid: "Now.
.-mm. ladv. tell us all about heaven before
ou forget It." v
A coma, an Indian vlllaee of the South
west, is said to be the oldest settlement
In this country. It was referred to by the
Spanish i0 years before St. Augustine was