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THE STTXDAY OEEGONIAX. PORTLAND. DECEMBER 21. 1913.
Phones Main 6 and A 1020
ARTISTE RELATES LIFE
OF "MY FIDDLE" AND I
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Miss Olgz De Eangh, Clandiae in "The Pink Lady,'
1 . Possessing Her Own Violin.
Tells of Joys in
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MISS OLCA DE BATCH. WHO WRITKS OF JOYS AXD WOES IM COM.
PAW WITH FIDDLE. m
BT OLCA DE BAUOjr.
(Who will Dir t the llelllr Theater De-
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MY dear old fiddle has made me
the. happiest sir! in the world
happy because it made me inde
pendent and happier because I love It
for the music 1 draw from It. and the
reai happiness It gives to others.
I call miy deal old Sirad "My Fiddle."
I think it grander to call the dear
thing; a fiddle than a violin for the
same reason that most women. think It
nobler to be called a woman than a
Whenever I stop to think of how I
first learned to love a fiddle it really
makes me sad. and when 1 really pos
sessed a fiddle all my own.' words
cannot express the deep feeling and
untold gir.h happiness that vibrated
through 11 le. Oh. it was a grand mo
ment! I was 12 years old at the time,
and a cripple. I.avins been a sufferer
for years with a painful knee trouble.
I was forced to go to a charity hos
pital for an operation kill or cum
clothing but sadness around me a
sight that almost equaled the excru
ciating pain that 1 waa undergoing
dally from the surgeon.
Child that I was. I even prayed for
death to end my pain, and on the day
when I really think my agony had
reached the olimax, and hopes for my
recovery had failed, on account of my
weakened condition, a poor little crip
pled boy. propped up on an adjoining
rot. started to play his fiddle. ' How
those beautiful tones crept forth and
cheered evory sufferer In the ward. It
was glorious ev;n to me me, who was
ready to die.
Well, to make a long story short
that child and that fiddle cured me. I
began to breathe a new life, and in
five weeks was well enough to leave
the hospital. Hut how I did long for
that child and his fiddle, and my doc
tor, a grand, noble, manly man. knowing
my heart pined for something, and I
waa too young for romance, reflected
that a fiddle and a teacher were the
only things to complete my recovery.
I shall never forget the look my dear
dady gave me when he heard the doc
tor's prescription. It was. "A fiddle
and a teacher once every 24 hours."
'that prescription was filled in double
quick time, and from thar" time on I
started to get well and really to learn
as.J love everything.
A few years later, when financial
reverses fell hard on our family, dear
old fiddle came to the rescue, and has
been the old bread-winner ever since.
U! course, my fiddle has brought me
into prominence I might add fame as
I have played on many important occa
sions before many prominent people
of the world, both In Kurope and
My character of Caudlne In "The
Pink Lady" inspires me to such a pitch
in the third act that I fairly revel In
the music of my dear old fiddle, and
when I play "Beautiful Lady" my very
soul goes out to everybody in the thea
ter. I know It. I see It at every per
formance, and I am satisfied.
Oh! It's grand for a woman to be
Independent, and it is grander for a
girl to have an old friend like "My
Kiddle" to guard and support her.
NEWS AND GOSSIP OF
PLAYS AND PLAYERS
EDITED BT LEOII CA89 BAtX
CATHKINE OOCNTISS remarked the
other day that although all wo
mankind is thinner as a species
this season than at any season hereto
fore, she will bet a cookie to a door
knob that the stockings they hang up
will not be proportionately skinny.
Gotns; right on with Hiss Countiss
here's a story about her that is true.
Having a fine sense of humor, she re
lates It herself, on herself. Two sea
sons ago. when she was starring In
"The Awakening of Helena Richie." she
arrived in Philadelphia Just a few hours
before time to open the evening per
formance. On her way to the hotel she
was driven past the theater where sba
waa to play, and noticed the electric
sign displayed. The Awakening of
Helena Richie" In 10,000 worth of let
ters as yet unllghted was being made
into a aijn. Not one word about Cath
rlne Countiss. And Miss Countiss"
contract expressly stipulated that her
name was to appear In all the billing
and in the electric signs. So. when
she got to her hotel she called her
manager and told him nicely, but firm
ly, tivat the sign must be changed. He
said it couldn't be done. It was too
ate. Very well. Miss Countiss would
telegraph bf New Tork manager.
Threatened with the investigation as
to whoso negligence had really been
at fault, the manager's local manager,
advance man. or who. Miss Countiss'
manager rushed down and had the sign
changed. Naturally the work was
rushed. And some of the lights did not
work properly, but the electricians
doubled forces and worked rapidly. And
at theater time Miss Countiss, having
aired her. grievances, wept a bit.
stormed considerably and then quieted
Into her own charming self, drove past
to see the sign. In great biasing
lights across the front of the theater
stretched the sign. "Cat Coun
ties." The stars were dark.
Dorothy Shoemaker says as nearly
as she can make out. a Jury is A body
of men organized to find out who has
the best lawyer.
That John Doo at tho city Jail who
saya be Is one of the apostles is A Doe
nutt. There are seven Teg-o'-My-Heart"
companies now six on -tour and the
principal one. headed by Laurette Tay
lor, is in New Tork City. The other
"Pegs" are Blanche Hall, Lois Meredith.
Florence Martin. E'.so Ryan. Peggy
O'Neill and Mona Hungerford. The
latter Is a San Francisco gfrL
Line says "the actor fell to the floor
in abasement." Maybe he was used
to falling to the floor in a basement.
Trlxie Friganxa now signs here name
Trixle Fiiransa GoetUer or at least
she has it that way on a "Wlshing
all - my - friends - a - Merry-Christmas'"
card in a dramatic sheet. And Mr.
Goettler is a member of Only Their
Alice Lindahl, Portlander. is appear
ing with Frank Mills in "The Family
Cupboard." in New York.
My Idea of no name at all Is Tra. A
girl by that name has just made her
debut on the New York stage. It can't
get much higher than carrying a spear.
There's a lovely big picture of Ann
Swinburne in last Sunday's pictorial
edition of The New York Morning Tele
graph. She is wearing a poke bonnet
WHEN ITS MT?SIfi OR ' PICTURES
"GO WHERE THE CROWDS GO."
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Add le Back for Manias.
SEVEN MOST POPrLAR SOXG9
"WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD HAS
GONE BACK ON YOC."
"WHEN IT'S APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
"WHAT D YE MEAN. YOU LOST TER
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" i'm in love with mother of
" somebody loves tot."
"i've got everything i want
"where the shenandoah
15. 25c4, 35 AND 65.
These Make Fine Christmas Presents
for Both Young and Old.
Gold and Silver Just the Thing for
To My Mother To Mr Dad
To My Pal To My Home Friendship
Toasts and After-Dlnner Stories.
CALEXDAR OF GOLDEN THOUGHTS
Brighter Side New Thoughts Car
dinal Love Household Nature Sun
lit Year Sunny Days
25S 400. 50 65S 75.
DOLLS 25c4 TO SS.OO.
PICTURES FRAMED. UN FRAMED
AND NOVELTY FRAMES.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S POST
CARDS AND BOOKLETS
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CALENDARS 5 TO S1J25. ,
XMAS EVE, WED., DEC. 24
RAH! RAH! RAH! STANFORD!
COLLEGE SO.NGS STUNTS FUN
PRICES: $1.00, 75c, SOc. SEAT SALE MONDAY
XMAS ATTRACTION, Dec.25,26,27
OPENING XMAS DAY
SPECIAL-PRICE MATINEE, 2: IS
Special Price Matinee Saturday
Big Musical-Comedy Success
I A" Or
Books and Lyrics by C. M. S. McLellan. Mnsle by Ivan Cory 11
EXCELLENT CAST SUPERB PRODUCTION
Lower Floor. 10 rows $2.00
rows, $1.50. Balcony, SI, 75c, 60c
"Xmas Day and Saturday Matlnees" I
12 I "I Lower Floor, 10 rows, 11.60: 12 I 8
Jc J 1 rows, ?1. Balcony, jl, 75c, SOc. J I
MAIL ORDERS NOW-SEAT SALE OPENS TUESDAY
DECEMBER 28, 29, 30, 31 maS VoSat
William Morris Presents England's Most Celebrated Comedienne,
In the Sensational Dance Revue of All Nations.
DANCE MAD X-RAY DANCE COWBOY MINSTREL
2i Sensational Features, Including . . -
FRANK FOG ARTY, the Dublin Minstrel
Evening Lower Floor. . 1.30; last 4 rows. U. Balcony.- fl, 75c. iOc. Wednesday
Matinee L wer Floor. 1; Balcony. 75c. 50c
MAIL ORUERS NOW SEAT SALE OPENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26.
with a sasfy little feather perked out
of the back. "
Jlna Goodrich, one of Nat Goodwin's
former wives, and who was the Evan
geline of an unsuccessful attempt to
dramatise the Longfellow poem, has
sailed away to Paris with' the avowed
purpose of making; that city her perma
If a man you call on squirms and
wlgples-and looks troubled he's busy
and wants you to go. . ' .
Broadway and Morrison St.
Phenee, Main 2. A 3S60.
GfeO. X. U.Vii.K. Manager.
IIome of tbe Incomparable Baker PIayers
A Special Christmas Week Offering, Starting
Matinee Today (Sunday)-, Dec. 21, 1913
pgavw'1 IffWiMJU .
James A. Heme's Great American
Mary Edcett Baker
A Beautiful Drama of New England Life
That Will tie On Forever.
CCC The famous lighthouse scene. The
LL real turkey dinner. Ideal rural life
on the Maine coast. A superb blending
of pathos and comedy. A play that
dlights the young folks and charms
the old. Speelal Christmas Day Matinee
Thursday. Other matinees Sunday,
Wednesday (Bargain Day) and Saturday.
Eventac Prices 2Sc. Wc, SOc
So ailay and Saturday Matinees
REMEMBER THE TWO
BIG BARGAINS All Seats
Monday OC. Wednes.
Next week IHli BUILDERS. Great Western reclamation play. First
Sunday, Monday and
- Tuesday. Featuring
tneray s Lines
A. beautiful Edison .
Christmas -story in two
V parts. , i
K of Hassan Bey
CX A sfory of the bigotry.'
cruelty and remorseless .
lire oi a iuthisii i-uic.
Mystical and. unlike
sliown in motion pictures.
A Bad Game
A screaming Keystone
The Girl at the
An Irresistible comedy,
starring Lillian Walker,
assisted by John Bunny.
Matinee ..' ISe 35c SOe
Xiskt 15c 2Se COe T5e
ROADWAY AT TAYLOii STREET
Week Beginning Monday Matinee, Dec- 22d
Comic Opera FunmakPra
the royal illusionist- a Muller & Stanley
, AND COMPANY -
" PRESBNTI.VC I.V THREE SK1I1KS . "
'The Old and the New
and the Tiger God Too"
-The. most Stupendous Exhibition of italic,
- ' Ever Seen on Any Stage.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
- Alle i ' - j
, Eondini Bros.
Masters of. the Accordion
"Bits ot NonsetifO'
35 Peop'e Carload of Scenery
; Tryons Dogs .
"Hector, th Calculating
? MATINEE EVERY DAY-IOOO SEATS 25c
II HO Q
LOOK FOR THE MOVING BEAR
q the Renowned English Comedian, In His Original Role In . Q
"A Message Fiom Mars"
m. , , . 11 O 4 X
Hie pnoto-piay version oi me -corin.
comedy-drama of the same name. It adds
to the gayety of nations.
XO ADVA7TCB IM
Rnlronr. ion Lower
Floor, 20ci Box Seats,
SOel Reserve Box Seats
br Phone. Marshall NSU
or A 20S7.
ll:3e A. M. BiSO P. M.
ltOO P. M. TlOO P. M.
3iSO P. M. SlSO P. M.
- 4HX P. M. I0HW P. M.
Week of December 21st, Charles Dickens'
in seven paxts.
Eleventh and Washington Sts.
Today, Monday and Tuesday,
Lubin 2-Reel Feature;" '
A Son of His
A Story of Heredity
ULSTER DAY IN BELFAST
He Makes Love to the "Wrong
Miss Lewis, Popular Soloist
THE ANCIENT ORDER OF
Christmas Story Humorous
. . and Sensational
Portland's Model Photo-Play House.
Always the Best Productions Shown.
Bill Sunday to Wednesday:
"THE HOPELESS DAWN"
Masterful Sell? Drama.
"THE HOLDUP PEDDLER"
Laugh-Provoking Lubin Comedy.
"THE NEW CAMERA MAN"
Lubin Comedy With a Punch.
"THE RAJAH'S JEWELS"
Startling Kalem Drama.
"THE MAGICIAN'S WAND"
Funny Lubin Farce.
RUPERT W. McMURRAY .
. Open 11 A. M. to 11 F. M.
1 Od A omission 1 Oct
O. A. C. Cadet Band
H, L. BEARD, Director.
Best balanced Band in his
tory of this institution.
Famous Saxophone Quartet;
Ross Johnson, Tenor Soloist;
Solos, Duets, Quartets.
Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Prices 75c and 50c.
Tickets oa Sale at Spauldins's,
345 Waahlnstosi St.
UX EQUALED VAl'DEVILLE BROlDWAV AXD ALDER ST.
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, December 22d
The Ballet Beautifulle
8 Don't h orget the Uaily Matinee, Every Seat 1 5c
Popular Prices. Boxes and First Row Balcony Reserved. Box Office Operi
JlOO, .Viain Xlll ItllU, .oV, S.ll'
From 10 A. M. to 10 P. 31. Phones, A :
MATINEE EVERY DAY-2:3 3
. AraPi'i-3's Fioewt Theat
l0XTty StLIJVAN CON'SIDY
BROADWAY AT YAMHILL
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, Dec 22
. ANIGHT IN
A POLICE STATION
WITH JERRY O'DO.VXELt and
lO CLEVER GIRLS AND BOYS-IO
PR I N C E FLORO
THE MAN MONKEY
THE WONDER Oh' THE AGE
SPECIAL SHOW TODAY ONLY
Featuring the Great
Miss Marion Leonard
"A Leaf in the Storm"
In Three Stirring Parts
One of the Greatest Heart Interest Stories ever
filmed, together with two other Big Reels, and '
Miss Esther tLundquist, Violinist.
Beginning Tomorrow and Continuing Until Friday
Night, 11 P. M., the Great Racing Play,
In Six Parts 250 Novel Scenes, Under the Direc- ,
tion of Augustus Thomas, Featuring Broadway
"Favorites and Thomas W. Ross in his original role.