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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1914.
booked along the Empress circuit every
"Whtttier's Barefoot Boy."
"With turned-up pantaloons
And merry whistled tunes"
will give an exhibition of his talent as
wnlstler. He Is said to be able to
Imitate the song of every bird In
William Morrlsey and Dolly Hackett.
smart songologists. will complete the
show with a flirtation act consisting of
songs, a bit or dancing and merry
Seats at the Empress may be reserved
for the first night show and for the
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OR a trip through the scarlet-bor
dered, white-lighted paths of the
underworld the Baker flayers
take ua this week, and, while they are
piloting us merrily through its mys
terious depths, the Heilis will conduct
a Lyman Howe excursion through, the
top of the world. We will have a day
at the Paris Zoo condensed into a film,
& ride through the Montana Canyon
and over the Cascade Mountains, and
all through Yellowstone Park.
At the Heilig the ruins of Pompeii
will be shown, and the Baker will show
us ruins of New York. Salmon fishing:
In British Columbia, Tuna fishing off
the Palermo Coast, and Ntfples In her
honeymoon best, the Lyman Howe pic
tures will disclose. Over, under and
through th St. CJothard Mountains,
Kgypt, Cairo and Alexandria, and a
great, big unfolding of the Panama
Canal, perfect photographically, and
called the "wonder film of the. age."
These pictures will be shown for eight
nights and eight afternoons, the night
shows opening at 8:30 and the mat
inees, of which .he first is tomorrow,
beginning at 2:30 P. M. The" enter
tainment will be held over next Sunday
afternon and night. j
"Underworld Komanve" jtt Baker.
The "Baker Players offer Paul Arm
strong's play, 4'A Romance of the Un
derworld.' Last season Holbrook Blinn
brought it to the Heilig and that is its
one and only presentation here. Hence
the Baker Players have a practically
clear field to make a memorable pro
duction. Mary Kdgett Baker will have
a capital character role, one she will
play well, too, that of Dago Annie.
Next Monday night Chauncey Olcott
come to the Hilig in his newest Irish.
Toliia'ntic play, . "iShameen - Dhu." His
Stay is for three nights, with a matinee
A calendar of promised shows dis
closes "The Traffic," and, for the week
of June 1, the Winter Garden Company
in "The Passing Show of 1913." Also
the Theatrical Managers Association
version of "The Two Orphans," sched
uled for May 21, for the benefit of the
T. M. A. fund. Ten vaudeville' acts
from the various houses will be on the
bill with the "Two Orphans."
Orp hrura'M Actn Differ.
Two widely differing acts headline
the new Orpheum bill opening this
afternoon. Bessie AVynn in songs and
chatter is one, and Robert T. Haines,
character actor, in a sketch, "The Man
in the Dark," is the other.
For the first time in Portland vaude
ville history motion pictures will head
line a bill. At the Empress, the Mexi
can War pictures, taken by Dr. Charles
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epondent, who has been - with Villa
since the beginning of recent hostil
ities, will be displayed. The engage
ment, opens today with a matinee.
At Fantages the top-lining act is a
comedy sketch presented by two mas
ter comedians of vaudeville. Fields and
PAXAMA OAXAIi VIEWS OOMIXG
l.ynian H. Howe Promises Pliotoplay
of Xcw IVatures at Heilig.
To get an idea of the great merit
and importance not to mention the
immense cost of procuring the . film
reproduction showing the construction
of the Panama Canal to be shown by
Lyman H. Howe at the Heilig Thea
ter, Eleventh and Morrison streets for
eight nights at 8:30 and seveq days
at 3, beginning tonight,' it is necessary
to say that it represents the work of
the most expert photographers for a
period of several years. It is re
markable in every sense, but especially
so for its matchless photography.
Two of the photographers con-
traded malaria while they were "on
the Job" and on. more than one oc
casion they had stirring experiences
when' blasting operations -had to be
photographed from behind armored
screens. The "stirring" came ' from
flying boulders. Kvery branch of the
work carried on among the wild wastes
of Panama is vividly shown. Dredges,
with huge iron hands plunging deep
into, the water, are shown emerging
with five-ton fistfuLs of rock. Cutting
machines are seen piercing walls of
solid rock as though they were of
The fiery geysers of Yellowstone
Park which act as a "safety valve" for
mother earth also constitute a bis;
feature of Howe's new programme. At
every turn, water is seen boiling
furiously either in vats carved by
nature or is being ejected to great
heights by fierce explosions under
neath. Masses of steam rush from
openings in the ground. Terrible con
vulsions of nature ensue and monstrous
cauldrons become more and more
active until the whole ensemble be
comes a veritable inferno.
U The historic ruins of Pompeii in the
The Advertisement of
C"Merchandio of cJ Merit Only"
Sales for the Second
WeeK of the
colors of nature, a visit' to Naples and
to the Paris SCoo, where acquaintance
is made with numerous strange ani
mals at close range, the wool-turnini-
industry at. Saint Cluude, salmon nsn
inf? in British Columbia, tuuuy fishin;
near Palermo, Sicily, .new "symphonies
of the sea" and a ride on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Com
pany's train de luxe, the Olympian,
through the Montana canyon.
Appears in the
CROOK PLAY STAGED AT BAKE1!
Paul Armstrong's 'A Itomance or the
Underworld" This Week.
Paul Armstrong, the writer of crimi
nal plays, whose "Alias Jimmy Valen
tine," "The. Deep .Purple" and others
have thrilled thousands of theater
goers, has alBO given " the American
stage "A Romance of the Underworld,"
which the Baker Players will offer for
the first time, In stock here the coming
week, beginning this afternoon.
The opening scene takes place in the
-ourt room on the day set aside for
pronouncing sentence on prisoners
co"victed of different crimes. Richard
Elliot, who has been a city inspector,
is being railroaded on a trumped up
bribery charge and about to be sent
up for a term of years. Tom McDer
mott. a young newspaper man. just ad
mitted to the bar, meets Elliott s sis
ter, and gets her to let him take
charge of the case. There is a strug
gle to have sentence postponed, but he
falls, although she manages to arouse
doubt in the Judges mind and get
Then they go to work and do a lot
of manipulating, tc the end that when
the trial is resumed they have many
new things to spring on the Jury.
The trial scene is the big scene of
the play. A big thunder storm comes
up and it gives Doris an idea. All the
opposing witnesses are swearing the
day was extremely hot when the bribe
was given on the street corner, and she
sends for the weather man wno proves
that it rained three inches that day.
The prosecution falls flat, Elliott is
freed and the young reporter-lawyer
wins the pretty sister.
In its telling "A Romance of the Un
derworld" is full of realism.
There are numerous characters and
many rousing climaxes, exciting situa
tions and pretty love scenes, as well as
plenty of comedy. It will run all week
with matinees today. Wednesday and
Saturday and the popular bargain night
t- y. i 1
Bessie AVjrnn and Kobcrt T. Haines
to Divide Honors of AYcok.
Beginning with a matinee today the
Orpheum will offer a double headline
bill, with Bessie Wynn and Robert T.
Haines. the well-known legitimate
actor, dividing the feature honors.
Bessie ynn Is a singing comedienne.
romping around the Orpheum circuit
under the nom de guerre of "The Lady
Robert T. Haines, together with a
competent cast, will offer "The Man in
the Dark." a virile and unusually
1 dramatic offering wherein Mr. Haines
has opportunity of displaying his re
markable histrionic ability. Mr. Haines
has been the leading man for the best
known stars of the present day. includ
ing Mrs. Fiske. James O Neil. Grace
I George. Blanche Bates and others.
"Dreamland," a dopey bit of mind
aberrations, will be the offering of
Bob Matthews and Al Shayne. assisted
by four, people. Matthews and Shaync
presented that dopey bit of character
impersonation at the Orpheum about a
year ago, called "In Chinatown," where
dopey meets the Yiddish merchant.
"The Aerical Lloyds' are said to
I offer some of the most startling cast
ing acts now in vaudeville.
A dialectician in the person of I,ee
Barth. will offer many characterisa
tions as a means of entertainment on
the same bill.
' Senorita Oterita. assisted by Matias
Turrion. will offer- some of the dif
ficult Spanish dances. . Senorita Oterita
was for three consecutive years a
feature of the largest Spanish halls.
"A Stitch of Musical Comedy will be
I offered by Bernard Wheeler and Sophie
MUSS MARSHALL STAYS OVK
Pa 11 tapes Listens to Demand and
Keeps Diver TIee Dajs.
For the first time since the Pantagcs
theater opened in Portland the feat
ured attraction for one week has been
held for a portion of a second week
because of popular demand, so Portland
patrons of vaudeville will see Miss
Vivian Marshall. Portland girl,
top the bill at Pantages for Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday in her colossal
aquatic act with her six diving beau
ties, in conjunction with Al Lewis and
Jack Fields in "The Misery of a Han
som Cab" and with positively no ad
vance In prices.
So great was the demand for Miss
1 Marshall and her wonderful swimming
and diving stars that Manager John-
son booked them for the added engage-
Iment, and the former instructress of
swimming at the Multnomah Club will
be seen at the top of her own act. Sev-
Ieral local women swimmers and divers
of note will appear at every perfor
mance, and on Wednesday night a spe-
I clal diving contest will be held among
local diving and swimming women.
.Positlvely.no men will be permitted to
' enter this comnetition of crrace and
success in the history of vaudeville
than "The Misery of a Hansom Cab."
which those genial comedians, Mr.
Fields and Mr. Lewis will present. The
adventures of the men about town In
their hansom cab Is one continuous riot
of mirth, and the stars handle their
roles In a manner that pleases. Com
mencing Thursday night, they will oc
cupy the principal place on the pro
gramme, as Miss Marshall and her
nymphs leave for Southern engagements.
Sensational acrobatics are indulged
in by Lulgi Piccaro and his seven .
American acrobats. This is one of the
I greatest acts of Its kind ever presented
nere. and ll nus peen irmurcu tiiruugu-
out the East and abroad for several
One of the novelties of vaudeville Is
offered by the Halkings. who are seen
in their mechanical shadowgraph, a
laughing success, and at the same time
a remarkable entertainment. Many
familiar objects are reproduced, and
younir and old will appreciate the at
traction. As the special added attraction Tor
cat and -Flor D'Aliza, the eminent
j French entertainers and their troupe of
educated roosters will make their ap
' pearance. This Is the farewell tour of
this noted pair and their remarkable
proteges, as both plan to retire on their
laurels of many seasons.
Delightful songs are heard when the
Gerhardt Sisters make their appear
ance. They have new songs sung in a
new way. and they prove a pleasant
number on the great programme. The
Pantagescope will show new animated
MEXICAN MAR FILM IS FIRST
Moving Pictures of Battle Scenes
. Kill Headline Place at Empress.
For the first time in the history of
vaudeville in Portland a moving picture
will nil headline place here this week.
The pictures are those taken on . the
firing line in Mexico by Dr. Charles A.
Pryor, Associated Press correspondent,
who lias, been with Villa constantly
1 throughout the recent hostilities in
Mexico. The film will be exhibited at
the Empress, all this week, in the fourth
place on the programme, the pictures
being deemed too important . to open
the show; as is usually the case.
The war pictures show operation of
field guns by the Mexicans at close
range, victims of bullets lying on the
battleground appear clearly and
surgeons and nurses are shown- caring
for the wounded. One realistic picture
shows the burning of the war dead
and the movie operator - in several
places caught Mexican soldiers fleeing
for cover in the midst or a rain ot
bullets. Snipers shooting from ambush
also were snapped by the movie man
and various evolutions of the dark
skinned soldiery in battle are pictured
An Interesting portion of the war film
Is that showing the departure of the
American fleet from Hampton Roads
and other pictures of the warships
show them at anchor in various Mexi
can ports. .
The regular headllner of the 'vaude
ville, show Is the Picchiani Troupe,
seven comedy acrobats. who are
making - their second appearance in
Portland after a most successful tour
last year. Comedy is the keynote of
this act, each of the gymnasts trying
to outdo the other in funny acrobatics.
Feats of daring, all veiled with comedy.
ake the-act of . the Ficchianls one or
the most - notable acrobatic stunts in
"Salvation Sue." a thrilling playlet
with a Klondike setting, will be an
extra attraction. The sketch is sent
along the Empress circuit by John B.
Hymer, producer of numerous vaude
ville successes, and will be presented
by David Walters, a well-known legiti
mate actor, wno is supported by
most capable little company. Walters
had the role of Satan in "The Devil
and Tom Walker."
Frank and Pauline Berry will be seen
and heard in a merry musical melange.
Berry is a capable comedian and musi
cian. ' He plays more than a dozen
musical instruments and . his fair
partner is just as versatile. Pauline
Berry la the daughter of an Oregon
pioneer. Berry & Berry are one of
the standard musical acts la vaudeville
MARHIACE OF CCPID XEYV FILM
Bunny Comedy Also on ilobe Bill
' Commencing Today.
"The Marriage of Cupid." by Pathe.
now on at the Globe. Eleventh and
Washington streets, is a two-part
drama, one of the most beautiful and
artistic pictures we have seen. The
story is of Venus and Psyche. Venus
is told that Psvche is more beautiful
I than she. To bring trouble to Psyche
she cajsea her father to be paralyzed
and Psyche must work out his cure
by getting Pandoras beauty box lor
Venus. This she accomplishes and is
rewarded with the hand of Cupid.
The Hearst-Selig Pictorial .News will
contain pictures from their special rep
resentatives with Funston and the
Navy, and all other new happenings.
Grandmother's wedding Dress is
an Edison life story as good as any
they have made.
"Bunny in Disguise ' is a Hunny incn
comedy of many laughs. Bunny loves
not wsely, but too wen, ana nas to
make his escape. He aisguises as an
Oriental sultana, but meets the real
article on the steamer. The fun is
'TESS" FEATURED AT PEOPLES
Great Story of Storm Country Told
on Screen Tills Week.
The Famous Players Film Company
has selected "Tess of the Storm Coun
try" for the next Mary Pickford re
lease, which will be shown at the Peo
ples Theater commencing today for
one week. It is the great tale of a
woman's unconquerable faith, written
by a woman who knows her sex, Grace
Miller White. Of all the types drawn
by Miss White's clever pen, "Tess" is
the greatest, and this wonderful girl
of the Lake Country thrills and fascin-
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