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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 9, 1913.
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Up-stage extend the richly furnished 53 f 1 . ' ' ' VK "cV J EkzJ Vfy ft' ' "
corridors that remind one of the cele- - ir M 1 f
brated "Peacock Alley" of the Waldorf- ' ? A F(LLssf $ ' ' II
Astoria of New York. The climax of ES? ? - . - i J lsi' ESLtkLY i s,1' ' V 11 1
this act is a cavalry tournament in " s- "I fcsJ )Y7 y I " T a" V I I
which gayiy uniformed cavalrymen and J . I S f -Ji ) w VI I I
women of all nations participate in a (33 f I - - - ' w . ' ' i i e 'i jS3)7 ? y- - Vl I
kaleidoscopic scene of color and action. E ?s -' I i Is J'-fT "slf ' "s. n I
Werba & Luescher announce their fe3 i" 1 ' VSW" J f f 'f if Fgj I II s " 1 l l I I
famous New York singing organization Xf VeiAf II Jr I I
headed by Alice Lloyd, the most import- 3 '-'' , ,'M!-'T"JI "W - 3 I ' X I
ant prima donna light opera has known rai'f . "C-- , "TS f ' I
in this country, with Juliette Lange, I fcSfxf . Is ' , ' . . ''-M f 1 I
Ida Van Tine, Jeannette Bageard, t5 ? ' " "i : 1 '-' 5f '
Henry Coote, Edwin Clark, Harry fc?fi''S v ' - - ' i " I S 3 (-.
Lester Mason. Leo Stark, Harley fcj f j , y,' ,v i 'S I I
Knoles, H. Tyler Brooke and the little Hfi'l " -ixSJ i'33 I I!' i OH
group of "Kute Kiddies," the "Rose f3 f ;k3 ' ' ' A Vl"- ?1 S . f I
Maid" orchestra and the "Rosebud ' , , V- J x -'"33 1 jSsBjk.
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BY LEONE CASS BAER.
-"EORGE M. COHAN has furnished
I I many interesting entertainments
for Portland's great army ot
amusement-seekers, but It is conceded
by all who saw it, that In "Broadway
Jones" he : has provided a play that
will endure. It breathes real life, love
and laughter amidst scenes that are
enacted in an atmosphere of absolute
"Mother," at the Baker, was one of
the biggest and best productions from
both sides of the footlights and from
a bozofflce standpoint as well In the
entire season. In present-day stock
theatricals, when each week the man
ager tries to outdo his week before,
it takes an exceptionally good play to
stamp Itself firmly in the hearts of
stock patrons as "the" best In a sea
son. "Mother," as a faultless and
thoroughly fine production, has been
made a most memorable thing.
Today the new bills open at the
Heillff and Baker. At the Hellig
"The Rose Maid." which Werba A
Luescher have sent us, opens for a five
night stay, with Alice Lloyd, the Eng
lish singing comedienne, in the title
role. Miss Lloyd was last here In
"Little Miss Fix-It." "The Rose Maid"
Is called a beauty opera, of fun and
On Friday and Saturday nights Ade
line Genee, the world-famous dancer,
comes to the Heilig, accompanied by
her own corps de ballet, orchestra,
special scenery and costumes of ex
traordinary beauty. On Saturday night
the dancer 'presents a totally different
series of dances from those presented
on Friday night.
"The Brass Bowl." a thrilling burglar
play, written by Louis Joseph Vance,
opens this afternoon . at the Baker.
Follows next "The Squawman," and
then Hoyt's "Milk White Flag."
Next " Sunday night "Excuse Me,1
that Immensely funny farce, returns
for a four-night stay at the Heiltg,
with Willis P. Sweatman as the col
ored . porter.
Coming : soon Is Donald Brian tn
On Thursday. February 20. Leo Slesak
will appear in concert under the aus
pices of the Portland Musical Associa
tion. Slezak is the leading dramatic
tenor of the Metropolitan Opera Com
pany and has held similar positions
at Covent Garden, the Berlin Royal
Opera and the v ienna Royal Opera.
Headlining the new bill at the Of
pheum Is Volant, who, with the assist
ance of Lily Le Roy, presents the "Fly
ing Piano," the piano floating through
the air while Miss Le Roy stands on
it and sings to accompaniments played
by Volant. Heading Pantages' new
bill is Vivian Marshall, a Portland
girl, with Nellie Schmidt, the only wo
man to swim around Seal Rocks in
San Francisco Bay. These two have
a sensational swimming and diving act.
Charles Alphlns' latest contribution
for the exploitation of the Lyriclans Is
The Woman. Haters" with Margaret
Manners, the new prima donna, given
the leading: role.
"ROSE IAn" BEGINS TOXIGHT
Alice Lloyd Conies la Musical Com
edy at Hellig- for Five Days.
A more Interesting promise of musical
delight than that Werba & Luescher
offer in the announcement of Alice
Lloyd, noted English singing com
edienne, as the star of the much praised
new - operetta. "The Rose Maid." has
rarely been given. Both the dainty star
and this Important new music piece
have become famous.
"The Rose Maid" is another Vien
nese importation and. like its sifter
opera. "The Spring Maid." it took New
York by storm on its opening night. It
announced to begin at The Heilig
Theater. Eleventh and Morrison streets,
tonight for an engagement of five
nights, with a special Wednesday mat
The authors happily christened "The
Rose Maid" in honor of Daphne, the
captivating little rose girl who charms
the gallant Duke of Barcbester in the
romance that forms the plot ot the
opera. Daphne wins him from his
selfistl fiancee, the Princess Hilda, and
is finally instrumental in restoring his
This t latest Werba A Luescher suc
cess is famous for Its many "catchy"
melodies including "Roses Bloom for
Lovers." "When Two Little Hearts Beat
Together." "The Happy Family," and
"The Course of True Love," all of
which became whistling favorites dur
ing the opera's record-breaking run
at the Globe Theater. New York.
Reports assert that tradition has
been cast to the winds in this latest of
fering. Both acts are invested with an
atmosphere of youth and joyousness
that starts with the rtse of the first
curtain. The first act piotures the
magnificent salon of the truly regal
town house of the young Duke of
Itarchester. There Is a gay revel to
celebrate the Duke's betrothal The
tug is tilled with beautifully gowned
women and gaily assembled guests. A
group of Tlvoli dancers Hash In and
nut over tables, followed by the merry
In the second act Ostend. the fa$iou6
Belgium Summer resort, is shown with
"THE BRASS BOWL" THIS WEEK
Baker Players Will Be Seen In Dra
matization of Wldely-Read Novel.
Louis Joseph Vance's novel, "The
Brass Bowl," in play form is equally
as exciting and thrilling as the novel,
which has been enjoyed by hundreds of
thousands of readers of modern fiction.
The Baker Players will give the first
production of "The Brass Bowl" ever
seen in this city for the week commenc
ing this afternoon, and theater-goers
can expect something out of the or
dinary run of plays. Its interesting
plot, rapid action and exciting situa
tions together with a pretty love story
of romantic vein combine to give It
plenty to recommend It to those who
desire no deep problems in their enter
tainment diet and who want to be
amused and thrilled only.
The theme deals with the adventures
of a rich young bachelor in New York
who becomes the target for a clever
gang of burglars, led by a man named
Anlsty, who happens to be an excellent
double ot the proposed victim, Daniel
Maitland. The principal object of their
attempts is to get possession of Malt
land's . family jewels. As It happens,
Maitland has a case in law against an
old gentleman named Graeme, and
Graeme's daughter, Sylvia, in desperate
straits to get certain incriminating evl
dence against her father, turns burglar
also. Maitland catches her at midnight
trying to crack the safe at his country
NEGRO - DIALECT COMEDIAN
COMES IX "EXCUSE HE."
WUUa P. Sweataam. .
Willis P. Sweatnam, who will
be seen once more in his original
role of the Pullman porter in
"Excuse Me," the popular fare
which Henry W. Savage will send
to the Heilig for four perform
ances, starting Sunday, Febru
ary 18, was born In Zanesvllle.
Ohio, and began his professional
career at the age of seven with
the juvenile company called' "The
Vnlon Children," which consisted
of his mother, two sisters Bally
and Lottie and his brother, Dan,
and 15 others. He played Cockles
In a farce called "The Bloomer
Girl" for one season, and the next
season played the part of Mr.
Brown in a comedy called "Kill
or Cure." They also produced
"Pantomime," made famous in
this country by the Ravelle family.
At 11 years Sweatnam joined a
minstrel company called "Frank
Clark's Aeolian. " and was billed
as Master Willie Castenot 1st,
playing bone solos. He and his
sister. Sally, played a sketch tn
this company called "Lucy Long."
Next he went with "Wood's Min
strels," playing on the end. both
tambo and bones. After this en
gagement bo went with a min
strel company which played the
Ohio River towns on a canal boat
called the Huron. The captain's
wife, who was an Irish woman,
always bragged about the swift
ness of the boat, and she hit
Sweatnam over the head with a
ham one day when he told ber It
ran as fast as an Irish piper after
playtng at a Donnybrook fair.
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bouse and a little later Anlsty appears
Identities become mixed and the epi
sode ends in a fight In the dark after
which Maitland and the girl, escape,
leaving the burglar knocked out. He
later palms himself off to the serv
ants and detectives as the real Maitland
and more complications ensue. There
is a crooked lawyer, some much per
turbed and puzzled servants and a busy
detective, all of whom add zest to the
plot which keeps the audience at the
highest pitch of excitement. It all
comes out right in the end, Anlsty being
captured, Sylvia's part explained and
wedding bells in view for her and Malt
Robert Conness plays both Maitland
and Anlsty and is kept busy making
lightning changes. Alice Fleming ap
pears as the girl thief, Sylvia. The
usual matinees will be given Wednes
day and Saturday and the bargain night
FIYTYG PIAXO AT OKPHEUM
Novelty Presented by oVlant and
Girl Singer Next Headllner.
"The Flying Piano" is the next head
line attraction to be' presented at the
Orpheum. The novelty is exhibited by
Volant, who Is assisted by Lily Le Roy,
vocalist, who stands upon the soaring
instrument while Jt goes through sur
prising maneuvers. Volant remains
seated at the- spooky Instrument in its
baffling gyrations and Is said not to
miss a note despite the rapidity of Its
Diamond and Brennan will be seen
and heard In an act they call "Nifty-
nonsense." It Is a merry melange of
songs, dances and patter. Diamond
and Brennan, man and woman, are
musical comedy graduates and the
gowns worn by the feminine half of
the pair come in for their share of the
praise won by this act.
"Between Trains, a one-act comedy.
will be presented by the Besson play
ers. Madame season attained fame as
an actress and now has entered the
vaudeville field as a producer, "Be
tween Trains" being the first Sesson
production to be sent. West along the
Orpheum way.' The comedy was writ
tea by John Stokes, author of "A Reg
ular Business Man" and "Baby." It is
presented by three players, selected
personally by Madame Besson for the
Edwards, Ryan and Tlerney are on
the week's poster as "Those pleasing
entertainers." They make a feature of
character songs, French, Irish and Ital
ian imitations,' with a smattering of.
ragtime enlivening their repertoire.
Each of the trio 1 a cultured singer. -
The five juggling Mowatts will pre
sent an act in which Indian club swing
ing Is specialized. "Fllrtology" will be
the offering of James McCorraack and
Eleanor, Irving. This act Is a lively
melange of songs, dances and dialogue
and has been selected in every city as
one of the bits of the bill. The Dor
lands In a funny acrobatio pantomime.
billed as A Terrible Night, complete
the new Orpheum programme.
"Puss in Boots, English pantomime
and musical comedy -will be presented
for the last time at the Orpheum to
PORTLAND GIRD HEADS BILL
Vivian Marshall .Will Be Seen at
Pantages This Week.
Striving to attain athletic supremacy
among ber sex. Miss Vivian Marshall
pretty, petite, and the 17 -year old
daughter of a pioneer Portland con
tractor, engaged in a routine of aquat
ic exercises a few years ago and today
she is one of the highest salaried stars
in vaudeville. .
The spectacular ascendancy of Miss
Marshall was brought to a climax a
month ago when Alexander Pantages
was an invited guest at a private ex-
nibition at the Seattle Athletic Club,
where Miss Marshall produced her now-
renowned lire dive and demonstrated
her claims to the all-round swimming
championship of the world. Without
delay, Mr. Pantages booked her for an
exclusive tour of his circuit, and for
one week commencing with the matinee
tomorrow. Miss Marshall will make her
first Portland appearances in vaudeville
with Miss Nellie Schmidt the only
woman to swim San Francisco Bay and
around Seal Rocks, at the local Pan
Miss Marshall's success has been phe
nomenal and her many friends here
will welcome her engagement Miss
Marshall's parents reside at 6S8 Mult
nomah street and they will be among
the first to welcome their clever
daughter. Miss Marshall has been
ranked with Annette Kellerman and
Rose Pltakof and at the conclusion of
her present tour, she will fulfill East
Miss Schmidt also Is a wonderful
aquatic star and the feats accomplished
by these two marvelous swimmers and
divers will astonish the local public
By swimming around Seal Rocks, she
completed a feat that has often been
attempted but never accomplished un
til she won the sought-for honor.
Second only to the aquatic queens
are the four Soils Brothers, the masters
of melody, who introduce the wonder
ful Marimbaphone as the feature of
their- exceptional performance. The
Marimbaphone Is a musical Instrument
originated by the Guatemalans and- has
rarely been heard in America. toe
Soils Brothers are accomplished mu
sicians and their selections have a
David Rafael, the celebrated e
York ventriloquist and his able comr
pany, wil be seen in a scenic novelty
unequaled in the West Fun predomi
nates in the act and all will find It
Tom Kelly, the Irish minstrel, will
be heard In his repertoire of new song
successes, rendered In his Inimitable
manner. Ha will' also Introduce his
latest stories which never fail to bring
an encore. '
The Valeria Sisters are charming
singing comediennes whose work- is
polished and whose voices have won
them signal success.
Phil La Toska Is the juggler with
humorous methods and whose feats are
most surprising. Mr. La ToBka has been
a big drawing card throughout the
East and his local engagement will be
welcomed. The Pantagescope will show
new animated events. . .
Miss Daisy Harcourt the noted Eng
lish singing comedienne. Little Hip, the
vest pocket elephant and his able as
sistant Napoleon, the cleverest chim
panzee In vaudeville, will be seen for
the final performance today.
"THE WOMAN-HATER" IS BILL
More Fnn Is Promised to Patrons of
To those attending the Lyric Theater
next week. Keating &. Flood promise
them an enjoyable and entertaining
hour and a half of musical comedy. TJn
der the able and capable direction of
Charles Alphin, the talented company
has been brought to a high state ol el.
Starting with tomorrow's matinee,
the company will be seen in Mr. Al-
phin's Iaughfest "The Woman Hater."
This coming week's production will
serve to Introduce to the Lyric patrons
a new prima donna In the person of
Miss Margaret Manners, who comes di
rect to this city rafter four successful
years In musical comedy in big com
panies of the East Miss Manners has
an excellent stage appearance and a
highly cultivated - dramatic soprano
voice. Miss Manners will be a big
acquisition to the company. Ed. S. Allen
will be seen in one of his favorite roles
that of Izzy Rosinsky who joins a
woman hater's club out of curiosity.
Harry Woodthorpe. a new member, will
be seen as the Woman Hater.
Frances White, Reece Gardner, Bessie
Allen. Jack Wise and the Rosebuds will
all be to the front and will help to the
best of their ability to make "The
Woman Hater" enjoyable.
On Tuesday night the chorus will be
seen in athletic contests. These con.
tests will consist of sports and games.
One of the numbers In the coming con
test will be a woodsawing feature, par
ticipated in by teams, and this no doubt
will be -as enjoyable and laughable as
the spar fight last week. On Friday
night after each performance, the reg
ular theatrical contest will be given.
There are two performances at the
Lyric every night and a matinee daily.
On Sunday nights the performances are
continuous, commencing at 6:30.
STORY OF STRIKE IS SHOW
People's Theater Film Will Treat of
-' Labor Question.
Today the People's Amusement Com
pany offers a big feature in each one
of their principal houses.
At the People s, the Dig production
is a two-reel treatment of the labor
question, entitled "The Strike Leader,"
In which there Is a thrilling and graph
ic tale and the portrayal of a splendid
victory won through tne bravery of a
union man. There will also be a fea
ture comedy, which the factory says
cost $10,000 to produce, under the title,
"The Battle of Who Run," and two
educational films, with the usual sing
ing acts. - '
The Star Theater, too, has a two
reel blograph. called "Oil and Water,"
also featuring Mile. Genova in the
"Dance of the Fleeting Hours," which
Is beautiful and contains at least 600
performers. The other pictures will be:
"In the Pyrenees," a descriptive film;
"Don't Lie to Your Wife." a comedy,
and "The Governess." a dramatio film
made by ...omai Edison and Tom Kerr,
the violinist, as "The Strolling Musi
cian." Miss Dorothy Davenport will
make her Initial appearanoe before the
Fortunate Is the Arcade Theater in
being able to present a war story based
upon an entirely new plot Its title is
"The Favorite Son." It contains scenes
and situations absolutely new, repre
senting the horrors and brutalities of
warfare. "Overcoats" Is a comedy, and
"An Interrupted Elopement" Is a com-edv-drama.
Roy Dietrich will put on
an entirely new song production.
At the Tlvoli, Kussell ana wunams
avenues, the management for today
and tomorrow will put on the six-reel
renuine Helen Gardner "Cleopatra"
film. This house today will run a con
tinuous performance opening at i
o'clock. ... .
GLOBE HERALDS ATTRACTIONS
Good Films and Ney? Entertainer of
Merit Are Promised.
The programme at the Globe Theater,
Eleventh and Washington, for today.
Monday and Tuesday, will be one of
the best ever promisea ai ine meaier.
John Bunny, Florence Turner, Flora
Finch and Lillian Walker will be seen
In an extremely -funny sketch called
Stenographer Troubles. xuiian is wo
pretty to suit Bunny's wife. Flora Is
engaged. The fun can readily be im
A Being feature jne Arusi m"
Brute," is a story of an artist who
makes life studies of animals. It is
exciting and interesting. -
"Lady Peggy's Escape,- a story oi
Ireland under Queen, Bess, is a bead-
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NEW PRIMA DONNA AT LYRIC THEATER COMES FROM SUC
CESSFUL ENGAGEMENTS IN EAST.
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