THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. NOVEMBER 24. 1912. MADAM NAZIMOVA WINS LAURELS IN ROLE OF MRS. CfE?STON IN PLAY FROM HICHENS' NOVEL 'The Red Petticoat" Declared to Be a Real Novelty In Musical Comedy and Particularly Well Acted. William Collier Has a Play That Suits Him Exactly. Miss Annie Russell's Presentation of "She Stoops to Conquer" Delights Gotham Audiences. x s ' J -TV , - 1. J 1 v 3? f .1 IS . 1 v 4 'At , V;-' Z2 "M"- ft v-'f n (!) -,;. --.ml mw J7 Jzxrts. tie SZ7gr rJcSfrZ "The Lottery Man" and "Miss Hazy" of "Mrs. Wiggs of , the Cabbage Patch") who plays Sophie, and plays it In imitably. The role of Jack Warner, the gam bler, was admirably acted by Joseph Phillips, whose singing voice Is un doubtedly the best on the comic opera stage. A distinct hit was scored by Miss Grace Fields, whose voice has the quality that once made Marie Tempest adorable. It was a briKht and conscientiou company. They all went at their job as though they meant business. William Collier is holding forth at the Forty-eighth-street Theater in the riuBl canacity of the star of "Never Sav Die" and as part author. Firs night audiences usually know what to siiitct in the case of this actor and conventions have not been disregarded. The eencral formula for a Collier play, whoever his collaborator may be, in to start wltn a more .-or less serv iceable situation, ad then let Mr. Col lier verbally and physically dispor himself until the time has come for the clay to end. That point is variable IT.iuallv It arrives, either when Mr. Collier has begun to pet tired, or feels that his audience must be in the same state. It is no disadvantage lor any playwright to have brought his method to such perroction. In "Never Say Die- Mr. (joiner is Dlonysius Woodbury, who had been told by the London doctors that he had only three weeks to live and was con seauentlv so nervous that he insisted that his name should be so pronounced as not to suggest his approaching di solutlon. It was in view of this near ing end that he entered into the mat rimonial arrangement wnicn was aes tined to bring him such happiness. He married a young girl that she might, after his death, and as his rich wiaow take for her husband the young man of- her heart. This lover was an artist and gifted more with genius than cash in nana His betrothed was rich, so the thought of money had never interfered with the vista of their future happiness, tsui the money was lost and it was then that separation seemed Imminent. The dying millionaire wno. nan aim aaveu enough after his happy way of life married the young girl, while the artist lover went to Italy to stuay sun Inns-er and. then come back to claim his widowed bride. In the desire to fulfill his part or the agreement and carry out the proph ecies of the physicians, the nero aoan Innnil the diet nrescrlbd for him and set out to eniov himself. Instead of what Harry Conor used to call a hur rah death" he recovered his health, but lost his heart simultaneously to tne vouna- woman he had married. A her artist lover turnea out not he worth uch a nice, girl certainly was he -even less worth'y of her after her marriage the sacrificing minion aire recovers his health and gets a wife at the tame time. Mr. Collier embroiders this character istic texture with characteristic Col Her wit. His dramatic method was, of course, perfectly suited to such a part. Paula Marr and William (joiner, jr., were other members of the family that shared in the Collier distinction. Whoever wants to have hia faith in good acting renewed and be most de- ightfully entertained Into the Dargain need go no further than the Thirty ninth Street Theater, where Miss Annie Russell inaugurated with signal suc cess quite the most ambitious project of her professional career. With the Indorsement, and,' In measure, the patronage of a number of well-known women. Miss Russell has undertaken to give a season of nine weeks of English classical Ways and has organized a stock company for the Durpose.. If. her subsequent produc tlons are as charming and run or color and spirit as was the one of "Sh Stoops to Conquer," Miss Russell will not need the support of her imposing list of patronesses to carry her plan to the conclusion she so greatly desires, a permanent stock company. It was a simple sort or proauction. If by that one means scenery and gen eral stage settings. Everything was artistic and tasteful, but the scenery was never bigger than the acting nor the furniture more notable than the preservation of the spirit of the com edy. The production really was the playing. It was, with one or two exceptions. difficult to say Just which players stood out from the others in the gen eral smoothness of the whole thing. Each played with the others, not for himself. There have been many productions of the Goldsmith comedy during this gen- ration and the past one, but Miss Russell need feel nothing but gratifi cation and theatergoers nothing but gratitude for her contribution to the ilBt, a contribution that will be re membered. Miss Russell herself played the part rf Kate Hardcastle, and was never nore perfectly cast. The players were of such uniform excellence that it Is hard to say who is first and who second, yet some hon . ors must be given to George Giddens, i vho gave quite the most perfectly Tony j Lumpkinlsh performance of Tony I Lumpkin that has gladdened this town ; for many years. Miss Beatrice Herford and Fred Per- maln were Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle, ' ooth playing with admirable regard to che play as a whole and both scoring individually. BY LLOYD F. LONEKGAN. -iEW YORK, Nov. 23. (Special.) "Bella Donna" is a success at the ' ' Empire Theater, not on account of the dramatization of Robert Hich ens' novel of Egypt, but because of the wonderful acting of Madam Naximova, who has the role of Mrs. Chepstow. The books labors under the disadvan tage of possessing no character that could possibly be accountea sympa thetic in the professional sense of the word. Certainly the character of the discredited woman was not In the novel the creature to Inspire affection or admiration. v The third act of the stage version of the novel is most interesting, for the "warfare there between the physician who has come out from London, and 'the woman whom he finally conquers Is adroitly cumulative. In the begin ning she seems to triumph and has almost succeeded In expelling him from "the boat on which his friend Is dying. he has the support of the American doctor, who Is blinded by his growing love for her. But this man is ulti mately overwhelmed by the suspicion which the visitor create In bis nund and the discovery of the poisoned cof fee. So the heroine Is compelled In the last Instance to yield to him and hand over' her husband, in his own villa, to the care of the friend who saves his life. This melodramatic act awakened In the audience greater response than any of the preceding episodes. Madam N'a zlmova was responsible for a degree of this success, for she abandoned ber mannerisms long enough to act with uncommon effectiveness the scene of her brief triumph and her ultimate de feat. Her indirection of suspense and apprehension was natural and eloquent. Subtly she revelled in her momentary victories and with sullen resignation bowed before the final success of her opponent. Such an exhibition of her real skill was welcome, for it seemed during the first two acts as if the art of this gifted woman had deserted her altogether. Taking sensuality rather than ava rice as the dominating note in the woman's character, she writhed, squirmed and twisted with all tho realism of the angleworm freshly Im paled on the fishing hook. The most ardent searcher for a new distortion of the line In the art nouveau would have been inspired to create a master piece merely by the distant contem plation of her spinal column. There were- beautiful backgrounds for the various scenes and the melo dramatic episodes of "Bella Donna" are profoundly interesting. These, com bined with the popularity of the novel, should make the play one of the real successes of the season. At last we have a musical comedy which is a real novelty. The Shuberts have produced 'The Red Petticoat" at Daly's Theater, and much to the sur prise of the jaded first-nighter the usual mess of disguised princesses and manly kings were missing, for the new offering Is a melodrama set to music. ' - Rida Johnson Toung has written a real story with blithe comedy and genuine situations; Paul West has jingled some of his Jlngliest lyrics, and Jerome Kern has let loose a flood of toothsome, captivating and ultra catchy music. The music In "The Red Petticoat" is perhaps prettier than anything In town. "The Bed Petticoat" story is founded on a plav called "Next," produced at this theater a year ago an original and amusing little story, dealing with a feminine barber, who comes to the mining camp, and not only shaves and massages the camp, but sets It to rights, reforms its barbarians, helps along Its love affairs and does general duty as a Good Samaritan. Sophie Brush Is a real creation a bit freak ish, of course the style of spinster that years ago May Robson used to revel in. Sophie is gorgeous "and at the close of Act 1 she has an undress ing act that set Daly's in peals of laughter. It is she who displays the red petti coat. In this garb arrayed for the night, Sophie is a volume of scream. Fortunately for the baldheads in front, there are galaxies of pretty girls, who do not wear red flannel petticoats, but who appear In the laciest and "lir.gerle-est" of lingerie. In the third act a beautiful maid seeking gold is discovered in the camp, and the story rushes to its conclusion. As a story it has the average musical comedy concoction beaten in 17 dif ferent ways. It is Miss Helen Lowell ("Lizzie" of . CROWN PRINCE RECKLESS Heir Apparent of Germany Takes Great Chances With Life. BERLIN. Nov. 23. (Special.) The Crown Prinoe's riding accident at Dan- 1 2lg, where he commands the "Death's iiead Hussars," is not his first mishap ' jf the same kind; the wonder is that ! his neck has not been broken long be fore this. His dominating ambition Is o be considered a sportsman In every iiy, as is evident from every line of .s recently-published reminiscences In e field of sport. He has been repeat- !y cautioned by his imperial father ainst the dangers of steeplechasing, id once he was even ordered several iys' confinement to his room "Stu inarrest" for riding his horse up the mg flight of steps leading up to the upmost terrace of Sans Soucl. The other members or tne lamny iiave been more fortunate. The Kai jer's favorite pastime until quite re cently was the dangerous sport of wild boar hunting, and some years ago he made public the fact that he had slain 2700 of these animals. ' Yet he has never sustained .the slightest mis hao on his sporting expeditions, and all his sons, who are equally ardent- sportsmen, have hitherto been as tor tunata as their father. Prince Henrv of Prussia, too, has gone unscathed, but he has been, the cause of some accidents to others. He had not attained his majority before he managed, while shooting in tne pre serves of the Grand Duke of Baden, to wound a gamekeeper so severely that the man was crippled for life, and has since been in receipt of a "generous pension. Then in Corfu, while climb ing a steep hill, he accidently lodged a shot In a Greek officer behind him; while at a later point he inflicted se rious damage on a Turkish dignitasjr appointed by the Sultan to attend him on a shooting expedition in Syria. FEARING DEATH SOON, RED DEFIES OSTRACISM With Two Wives in Trail, Captain Joe Seeks Forbidden Friends After 25 Years of Exile for Horse-Stealing at Ellenshurg. r : : ; : : - ' " t in " - , f t- , j; ; - : li . . CAPTAIN JOE'S TWO WIVES. E LLENSBURG, Wash., Nov. 23. (Special.) Foliowec ny his two wives, who, like himself, were bent and aged, Captain Joe, the sole survivor of the murderous band of sav age warriors that aided old Chief Moses during the stirring times of 1878, rode into Elleneburg this week .from his ranch on Twlsp Creek, in . Okanogan County, where he has resided since he was banished from the Kittitas Valley by the white settlers. Captain Joe has not been in Ellensburg since the time that he was detected in the act of stealing old Toby's horses, for Toby, although a redskin, was a friend of the whites, and Captain Joe was forbidden ever again to set foot in the Kittitas Valley unless he was willing to take a chance of being hanged. When Moses, together with Chief Jo seph, the Bannock and Piute Indians, started on the rampage that terrorized the whole Northwest in the Summer of 1878, Captain Joes was Moses' right hand man .and, although accepting the hospitality of the white settlers of the Kittitas and Yakima valleys, was filled with a deep hatred for the race that had taken the land from his forefathers. Prior to the uprising. Captain Joe had been employed by J. L. Vaughn, who made the first wagon tracks in the Kittitas Valley, and who was the first postmaster here. When told of Captain Joe's visit, Vaughn expressed regret that he had not seen the Indian, stat ing that he remembered the old war rior and that he had thought that Joe had long been dead. Indian's Craft Is Shown. In 1878. when the handful of settlers in the Kittitas Valley were hearing wild rumors of the depredations being committed by Moses and his savages, the block now bounded by Main, Pearl, Fourth and Fifth streets, which is valued, at $100,000, according to the County Assessor, was the center of a huge stockade, which was erected to provide for the women and children of the valley settlers. Practically the only buildings outside of this stockade were a few log cabins. Captain Joe re trained in the midst of the whites, pro fessing to be friendly, but in reality watching and waiting for a signal from the Wenatchee Mountains from Moses, who was to sweep the valley, iioses failed to appear at the specified time, and Captain Joe disappeared from the settlement, joining his chief in tne hills. Later, when it became apparent to all that the uprising had failed and that the Piutes and Bannocks were un able to get across the Columbia, Cap tain Joe drifted back to JSiiensburg. Toby, with his faithful wife. Nancy, was at all times frlendiy to the set tlers, and Captain Joe endeavored to vent his emnity against the white by running off with Toby's horses. Old Toby was gradually growing blind and did not realize that his bands were being depleted. Captain Joe was caught while making away with Toby's horses and warned to leave the valley for good. Yesterday, after an absence of over a quarter of a century, the old warrior rode into town, searching for familiar faces and the old landmarks that htrve disappeared. His two wives, dressed n all their finery, followed the old buck as he rode to a hitching rack, and when he dismounted they likewise tied their horses and came after their master. Feeble-eyed, Captain Joe tot tered down Main street, peering Into the shops and stores, until he came to W. Farrell s harness shop, where he stopped. 'Syz tilllcum" (stop, friend), said tne pioneer harnessmaker to the Indian. and Captain Joe's -toothless mouth broke into a smile. Mlka wawa.' all same nika. de late close tilllcum mika," responded the red man. (You talk my talk good.) "Nika tlckee Nalntch Jack Splawn, ca okoolc Geddis, ca Milford Thorp, ca itch Tom Clark," he continued. (I'm looking for Jack Splawn, and where is old man Geddis, Milford Thorp and old Tom Clark?) When told that Splawn was in Yakima and that the others were either dead or scattered, the old Indian be came melancholy and told Farrell that his friend, Maggie So-Hap-pay, had told him that the coming Winter was going to be a severe one and he wanted to see his old-time friends, as he feared that he would not be on earth in tha Spring. He told Farrell that, despite the edict against his return to the Kittitas Valley, he wanted to see his friends of the early days before he was called to the Happy Hunting Ground. "Nika halo yawa copa Ellensburg, pe mox tatlum pe quinum snow. Mlka capswalla quelntln copa Toby, pe bos ton man muk masache copa nika pe nika hyas close, pe noe nika chocko," he said. Translated from the Chinook, the tale would be: "I haven't been here for 25 years, when I stole Toby's horses. The whites were so mad that I had to fly." Captain Joe did not wish to remain In the city when he heard that his friends were not here, but he was persuaded to tell his story. His wives consented to have their photo graphs taken, but Captain Joe, al though offered money, would not allow the photographer to take his picture. He left late last night for his home in the north, followed by his patient wives, who did not venture to speak a word when he bade them come along. RIGHTS CONTROL IN DUMA Clergy Basely I'scd and Preatige of Church Undermined. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 23. (Spe cial.) The issue of the elections is now defined. The Right have an absolute majority in the Duma, and the Center are curtailed and shorn of their leader, M. Guchkoff. Although it Is entirely artificial, such a transposition may be a logical historical necessity, inasmuch as it, doubtless, will forever discredit hopes of reaction, but for Russia at the present critical juncture of Interna tional affairs the electoral experiment carried out by M. Sabler and M. llar ousln is a great misfortune. By using the clergy for base elec toral purposes these representatives of the Synod and the Home Office in their zeal as courtiers have not only magni fied the difficulties of the Government, but disastrously undermined the pres tige of the Church. The Nationalists publicly denounce the electoral abuses and have with drawn from the contest in many of the constituencies. TOY SOLDIERS IN DEMAND German Factories Crowded With Or dors Since Balkan War, BERLIN, Nov. 23. (SpeciaL) One Of the effects of the triumphs of the Balkan armies is the flood of orders with which the German toymaklng trade is being Inundated for tin and wooden soldiers representing the armies of Bulgaria, Servla, Greece and Montenegro. Telegraphic orders are reaching Nuremberg, Sonneberg and other centers for little counterfeits of' the Balkan legions In time to delight the hearts of the boys of two hemispheres t the coming Christmastlde. Marriage and Happiness. Exchange. Arnold Bennett is about to write a novel to demonstrate that there is such o thine . as a successful marriage. There's a better way than that and each person can try it for nimseit. jusi marry a nice gin ana nenave yoursen afterward. HAIR STOPS FALLING, DANDRUFF DISAPPEARS 25ENT "DANDERINE" Save Your Hair! Beautify It! Invigorate Your Scalp! Danderine Grows Hair and We Can Prove It. 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