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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND. JUNE 21, 1914.
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;i vxifMm -Sri q iid our ww .crtiilnb. b, nioro
m GAIN the merry little motion pic
Atun geU In its work as chlet
amusement for those of u who
insist on betns amused. The Helligr.
which played "The Janitor's Delight,"
or "The Ushers' Vacation" all last week.
did so under protest. "The House of
Bondage" had been cooked up in great
shape for a solid week's run. but the
inevitable, because , unexpected slip
slipped and the pictures were shelved
by the local board of censors. Only for
two days, however. Then the Hcilig
management put St. Johns on the
theatrical map and made It the center
of tremendous interest. At one stroke
of advertising the skating rink at St.
Johns was converted into a moving
picture house and everybody in Tort
land and St. Johns motored or trolleyed
over to witness "The House of Bond
age" In film form. It wasn't half as
bad as folks expected, in fact, we've
haM any number . of white-slave dis
closures that are much more objec
tionable if you don't particularly relish
that sort of thing. How those people
who anticipated something awfully sor
did and repellant must have hated
themselves after an hour's ride on a
trolley to sit on a wooden bench In
a. skating rink and see some .inoffen
sive, far-from-wicked pictures! It is tp
laugh, and often and much.
If the pictures had really been bad
then the seekers for sensations could
have licked their chops and said "this
Is the life," but the pictures were not
bad. They were modest beside the
other white slave traffic pictures we
have had served to us in local the
aters. The question whether we should
or should not have any pictures of
this sort is too big to be answered off
hand, and after all these things 'are a
matter of the individual. What Mrs.
Brown can tell her daughter maybe
Mrs. Smith cannot tell hers, ana
whether Lizzies or Annies or Myrtles
the world over should or should not
view white slave pictures, and still
more Important whether they learn or
unlearn truths from seeing mem de
pends absolutely on the Lizzies and
Annies and Myrtles. All of which is
a rreat big subject In itself.
Klnce we seem to have a deluge of
such pictures, however, and some of us
must see some or them. It is quite i
nolnt trained that some are less ex
noainK than others. "The House of
Bondage" was of this sort.
Going right on with the subject of
motion pictures the Heillg offers this
week Annette Kellerman in a line pno
to play called "Neptune's Daughter."
Miss Kellerman. who is a fish-woman
an4 lives tn the water when she isn't
writing articles on "swimming as a
beauty developer," was an Orpheum
star but jumped from Seattle to San
Francisco the only time she ever came
to this coast. The reason was that the
old. Marquam stage, then the Orpheum,
couldn't be cut deep enough to allow
placing the diving Kellerman's tank.
She plays the leading role In "Nep
tune's Daughter." The pictures run all
week, matlneely at J:30 and' in the
evenings beginning at :30.
The Baker Theater Jumped from
stook into the motion picture field last
week with "Samson." with J. Warren
Kerrigan in the role of the strong man.
This week the Baker has a double at
traction, "'Top o' the World" motion
pictures, showing scenes of the frozen
Northland, Is one of the features, with
a second In F.zra Meeker, pioneer of
the old Oregon trull, displaying one
reel of interesting views taken along
the great highway which he retraced
with his ox-team. Mr. Meeker will
prive a short lecture with every show
ing. ' ' . -
At the Orpheum "Beauty" Is Only
Skin Deep," a beauty parlor episode
taken from "The Lady From Okla
homa" headlines the bill. Yvette, a
whirlwind violinist. Is featured. On the
the bill, too, is Charles Yule in "The
Stranger." Mr. Yule is a former Baker
Player. A vocalist, Frank Morelle,
whose tenor voice has been featured
on the Orpheum in past seavons. tops
the new F.mprees bill, opanlng this af
ternoon. At the Pantases "The Merry Masque
raders." a musical comedy tabloid, with.
a series of haunting tunrs is the fea
'EAT 11? E COMES
Hcilig Gets Annette Kcllermann in
"Xeptuiie'a Iliiughter" for Week.
Annette Kellermann will appear in
one of the most successful feature
films ever presented, entitled "Nep
tune's Daughter," which eomea to the
Heillg Theater tonight for a week's en
gagement and will give two dally per
formances, one at 2:30 In the afternoon
and 8:30 at night.
This picture feature Is In seven reels
of 509 scenes that required three
months to jirpduc. The gtory Is writ
ten by Captain Leslie T. Peaeocke and
produced under the direction of Her
The story, briefly, concerns t WO mon
archs King William, of the mortal
world, and King Neptune, of the im
mortal. The former gives to his people
free fishing rights in his private wa
ters, which happen to be in close prox
imity to Neptune's domain.
The monarch of the sea has two
daughters. Annette and Angela. While
playing with other mermaids one even
ing, Annette Is caught in a fishing net.
Freeing herself, she hastens to Nep
tune's cave to apprise him of the great
danger that threatens them. Her little
sister. Angela, 6 years old, tries to
swim her way home alone, and in so
doing Is caught in a net and is dragged
ashore by the fishermen. She is con
cealed by an abundance of seaweed and
escapes the eyes of the fishermen. Lit
tle Angela, unable to extricate herself,
dies and is found by ber sister, An
nette, who bears her body to Neptune.
Annette, overcome by grief, swears
an oath of vengeance against those she
feels are ber sister's assassins. From
an old witch of the sea Annette pro
cures a charm which transforms her
from an immortal to a mortal maiden
at her will. She Is warned, however,
that should she lose it she can never
be immortal again. Her possession of
this shell causes many adventures,
finally ending in . Annette becoming
COMEDY SKIT AT THE OKPHEVM
Beauty I Only Skin Deep' Is Head
liner on Bill This Week.
The promise of much amusement and
entertainment Is contained in the an
nouncement that "Beauty Is Only Skin
Deep" will headline the Orpheum bill
for the week starting with the matinee
today. The sketch has been adapted
from Elizabeth Jordon's successful
play, "The Lady Frm Oklahoma." The
scene of the story is In a New York
beautv oarlor and none of the details
are missing, from the typical manicure
Uanrt hair-dressing girls to the neces-
urv anDaratus for actual work in sucn
an establishment, ana nonoay win qe-
ny that- the modern craze for personal
beautification, which' possesses many
women. Is in Itself sufficient material
f 3T dramatic handling.
After establishing herself firmly on
this side of the water, yvette, we at.
tractive young -woman known as "The
Whirlwind Violinist." proceeded to
charm Parisian audiences as she has
those in America. Her gowns are tri
umphs of design.
Dave Kramer and George Morton, the
two funny blackface comedians, are
no strangers -to Orpheum-goers. and it
is sufficient to say that they sing,
dance and make merry just a little bet
ter than ever before.
"The Stranger" is the title, of a
sketch whose performance is In the
hands of Charles Yule, Ford Munier &
Company, the "company" being very
pretty little ingenue by the name of
The Ambler Brothers, athletic spe
cialists, can perform a number of feats
nat ordinarily seen on any stage.
Something unique Is the spectacle of
Rellow, who terms himself a "Menta
phone Artist" This Is because he can
simulate all sorta of musical instru
ments without using anything but his
hands and mouth in so doing, and the
results are truly remarkable.
Slightly different from the usual
acrobatic turn are the tricks offered by
Will and Kemp, two experts who have
figured out a good many pew stunts
for the amusement and edification of
the theater-going public.
FAMOUS FIXiMS TO BE SHOWS
Baker Will Have Beverly B. Dobbs'
Movies of Alaska-Siberia.
Some Portland people are contem
plating a trip to Alaska this Summer
and it is well known that such a trip
is fraught with pleasure and interest.
How much msre wonderful and awe
inspiring a trip all along the Coast,
through every point of interest, would
be. not only through Alaska and Si
beria, but the Arctic circle, almost to
the North Pole, provided such a trip
could be taken without its accompanying-
dangers and sufferings.
Thanks to the Alaska-Siberia motion
pictures, this can now be done and
one who is fortunate enough to attend
TOP 0' THE WORLD"
' TKAM OF RACING DOG8 AT JiOMK,
What horse racing is to England, dog racing is to Alaska and Siberia, and the above picture, which
shows one of the crack teams at Nome, is taken from the world famous Beverly B. Dobbs Motion Pictures.
These pictures, containing C000 feet of highly interesting, entertaining and amusing incidents of lire at
the "top of the world" will be shown at Baker Theater all week, starting today. They are- one of the
rarest treats' the great art of motion pictures has ever given to the world. Performances will start at 12
o'clock and continue until 11 P.M. without interruption every day this week.
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the Baker Theater this week will see
the most beautiful scenery in the
world: animals, great and small, that
Inhabit the land of ice and snow; all
the native tribes in their natural state
and surroundings: the struggles Df tne
white man for gold: the fisheries, big
game hunts and other subjects of in
terest. The great Polar bears, huge walrus
by the thousands, great numbers or
Arctic birds and other interesting
thintrs too numerous to attempt to de
scribe here are shown, making a series
of incidents that are both amusing and
instructive, and which every child, as
well as grawn-ups, should have an op
portunlty to see.
Performances will start . today at
noon and continue until 11 P. M., as
well as every day this week.
PRETTY GIRLS FILL CHORUS
Melodies That Charm In Summer
Time Presented at Pantases.
Summer time calls for breezy, cool
and refreshing entertainment, and that
Is exactly what Alexander Pantages
will present to the local vaudeville
patrons in the programme which opens
a week's engagement at Pantages to
morrow matinee, .introducing for the
(lrst - time here "The Merry Masque
raders." ft tuneful, oright musical con
coction staged by BothweU Browne.
Pretty girls nil the chorus and Nate
Cole and Frank Davis, comedians of
National fame, oceupy the principal
reles. ably supported by a large and
clever cast, making the production one
Of distinct merit.
Miss Daisy Harcourt, England's fa
vorite comedienne, has been booked as
a special attraction and her repertoire
consists of the new songs which are
sung exclusively by the talented star
and which caused her much fame In
the principal theaters abroad. Miss
Harcourt will be asisted by Hal Dyson
at the piano and the number will be
one of the big hits of the bill.
Mis May Erwood and . her clever
company. In "That Girl." a Fred J.
Beman comedy, will afford many more
laughs. The plot is brightly construct
ed and offers surprise after surprise
as the action progresses. Miss Er-
wood prpves herself an actress of rare
ability ana sne win piease in ine inn
Salt Bush Bill, the Australian" whip-
craoker, will show local audiences
something very new in vaudeville. The
bushrangers of Australia have devel
oped the art of whip cracking: to such
degree that salt Busn Bins worn
PIOTURBS TO BE SEEN AT THE
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was deemed worthy . of offering to
Another offering that will pleasing
ly surprise Pantages patrons is that of
Davis, the 20th century idea. Davis
has a way of entertaining that keeps
his audiences in-the best of humor and
at the same time proves a distinct nov
elty. The Pantagescope' will show new
Mile. Minnl Amato, the beautiful
French danseuse, and her company. In
"X Niht in Paris." will be seen for
the final performances this afternoon
and tonight, supported by Bob Albright
and other feature acts.
E. MEEKER BILLED AT BAKER
Man Who Retraced Route Over Ore
gon Trail to Tell of It.
This will be a week of unusual Inter
est at the Baker, as Manager Baker has
made arrangements with Ezra Meeker
to make a short talk and show a reel
of views of the old Oregon Trail across
the Dlains. in addition to the regular
bill of Beverly B. Dobbs' pictures of
Alaska and Siberia, which by them
selves are among the most fascinating
and interesting performances ever
shown in motion pictures.
Mr. Meeker is a typical pioneer of
Oregon and the West, and has of late
years retraced the famous old highway
over which all the - early pioneers
crossed the plains.
BIG SINGER EMPRESS STAR
Frank Morrell, Celebrated Tenor, to
Headline New Show Today.
Frank Morrell, who Is listed among
the celebrated tenor singers before the
American public today, will be the
headliner of the show opening at the
Empress with the matinee today. Mor
rell is billed as "The California Boy.'
He is a former member of "That Quar
tet." a singing organization of renown.
anS for several years he nea been lea.
tured regularly on the Orpheum cir
cuit. Morrell wae the tenor singer who
introduced the great song hit, "That's
Haw I Need You," and that song holds
feature place in hla vaudeville reper
toire. Another former Orpheum feature is
the extra attraction of the new show
This is The Pfclioe Inspector's Sur
prise." a. Playlet of the underworld,
which has a comedy tinge. It Is to be
presented by John T. Doyle, author of
the playlet, and a competent company.
The playlet is based on an actual lnci
Third place Is filled by Torrelll's
fcjagwatiriijiiiMiiiiiiiiiriiJiLit ' VaKJ
llflilwil mf 1
urn a ?--?rf-n i f i
Comedy Circus, In which an unridable
mule is the feature. This act was
booked particularly for the delight of
children,- but grownups, too. find en
joyment in the entertainment offered
by a great variety of animals.
Marie Stoddard, an old-time vaude
ville favorite, will be seen and heard
In a return engagement along the Em
press circuit Miss Stoddard Is an
amusing mimic and her Imitation of Sis
Hopkins Is notable.
Sheck. D'Arvitle and Sutton In "The
Man Next Door" will complete the new
show. This Is a comedy sketch based
on a phase of stage life offering many
"THE ONLY SOX" IS . FILMED
Peoples Theater Puts on Broadway
At the Peoples Theater, opening to
day and lasting for four days only, one
of the prettiest of stage romances ana
one of the real big dramatic hits of
the New York and Chicago seasons,
"The Only Son." by Wlnchell Smith.
author of "Brewster's Millions," will be
shown. In It appears the original star,
Thomas W. Ross, in the role he created.
Mr. Ross Is a prominent Broadway
star and nlaved this splendid prouuo
tion an entire year on Broadway, and
about six months In Chicago. "The
Only Son" tells a story of a-wayward
youth whose sole purpose In life is to
spend his fathers money. e is
looked upon by his friends as a worth
less spendthrift and the girl he loves
will have naught to do witn mm. in
there- comes a breach In the family
when the .father suspects the mother,
and the son. Tom, sides with the
mother, goes West with her, becomes a
suocessful manufacturer, and after
many struggles reconciles father and
mother, wins the girl he loves and all
For the taking of these motion pic
tures, the Jesse U Laakey Feature
Company engages two entire trains of
the Southern Pacific Company. One of
the trains, drawn by an obsolete en
gine and oomposed of three day coaches
and a baggage car, is sent on a
wild ride down the mountain side. Is
derailed end falls many reel into an
ahva it Is a moat realistic produc
tion and shows over 100 scenes. It Is
mi An hv a snlendld ca6t.
This picture will remain on until
Thursday, when an entire, new pro
gramme will be given.
"THE BIMIOXAIRE" la BIL1
Xew JIajestic Film Feature Is From
Klaw Erlanger Play.
"The Billionaire" the filmed story of
the play of the same name, py Marry
R Smith and Oustave Kerker, will be
presented at the Majestic Theater for
the first part or tne wee, oaKumum
todav. This famous film Is another
Klaw A Erlaneer production.
The story Is of a young New Yorker
who owns a controlling Interest In the
earth, and decides to go to Paris for
his health and amusement While
there the Billionaire drops' into
hoarding house Just In time to save a.
cabaret singer from being thrown eut
for arrears In board payment.
He falls In love wun tne singer ana
wires his architects in rew Torn to
build him a theater. This is opened
with considerable ceremony, dui a
fight with unions makes It necessary
for the moneyeo. man nunseis. w tan
the leading part.
The act Is roundly applauded, but
falls through' when the electrical ef
fects refuse to work. Two people see
the show to Its end, and the billion
aire gives tne tneater to a newssoy
nd marries the singer.
Two other films, in keeping with the
new front which Manager James nas
on the Aiajesiic mtni, imi,i.
One of them is "Claim Number a." a
Western play. "Only a Sister" Is an
appealing piece of acting.
For music, the Majestic has Madame
Ottick, dramatic soprano, and Miss Es
ther Sundquist, the violinist.
'MYSTERY GIRV STILL 0!f
Star Theater Announces -ni-rpn
heart" as. Coming Attract loa.
The orogramme for the Star Theater.
commencing today Is regarded as one
of the strongest we nave yet presenter
Lucille Love, the inys'rry girl hi the
10th installment is full of action
enough to suit the niopt rentles audi
tors. The interniitinnnl spy kidnsr
Lucille Love In Sun Frum-lsco and
takes nor to Mexico. The bandit res
cues her from captivity and is shot for
his pains. Then Lucille o-aies again.
but not necessarily for any length of
time. This two-pert fr-sturn Is full of
the most picturesque scenery and deals
with many escapes, captures and con
: The "Lure of tlie Pit." a two-part
Lubin. is a melodramatic tory of the
whrat pit. end shows vividly its opera
tions. It Is produced by a notable cast
with Hoe Mary Theby as the star.
The "Persistent Mr. rrliu-e." a Vita
graph si-ream, closes this bill, featur
ing Wallie Van and Lillian Walker.
Mr. Prince Is none other than "Cutry.'
He makes up his mind to marry a
charming young woman, and he won't
be denied. He takes her up In a fly
Ine machine and keeps her there until
she consents to become his wire.
Klaw & KrlHnger will present their
greatest Broadway success. "Strong,
heart," Wednesday, June 24. You will
be assured ef a great treat.
COX.W DOYI.E AT COLUMUIIA
"Rebellion or KiUy Belle," Comedy
Drama, AIo on Bill.
- Lillian Glsh and Robert llarron, the
favorite Alajestic-Reiiance players, are
featured In a delightful two-part
comedy-drama entitled "The Rebellion
of Kitty Belle." which comes to the
Columbia today. The story rnrirerns a
young farmer and his wife, whose borne
le invaded by a tango tea her. Beau
tiful word pictures painted of the out
side world by the dancing master put
bad ideas Into the mind of Kitty Ui-lle.
who determines to leave home. She
starts, but returns, a sadder hut wiser
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of
the famous ehararter of "Shrrlork
Holmes," assists In unraveling the mys
tery concerning the dlHSppeersnce of
Margaret. Our Mutual tllrl." and re
turning the young woman to her much
worried aunt. There are many stirring
scenes In this chapter of this favorite
Koscoe Arburkle. the 0-pound Key
stone comedian, is the pivot around
which a reel knockout Keystone
comedy in two parte Is built. The
title of this production Is Tlie Knock
out." and It Is a scream.
The Columbia has procured "The Million-Dollar
Mystery," which the pro
ducers say Is the most sensational and
most spectacular serial photn-plsy ever
produced. The first eplsoile In this
great Thanhouser production will ap
pear for four days thle week, beginning
"ROAD TO H.PPIXIS" COMlXiJ
William Hodge Discovers In It the
Play He Ixng Sought.
"American theatergoers have tired of
the complex problem play. In which
the characters and the sltuattone ere eo
forced that natural dramatic ection Is
lost," said William Hodae a few even
ings ago, during a discuxslon of the
reasons for the failure of several re
cent plays, in which practically the
same views on mental and physical con
duct as those given in "The Koad to
Happiness" were presented.
"In The Road to Happiness.' the
story Is so simple and easily under
stood that I thought upon first read
ing the manuscript that the play would
be a welcome relief to playgoers, after
a surfeit of dramas with complicated
plots. When I read It first. 1 became
SCENE FROM "THE ONLY
MOTHER, WHOB SHALL WK
M-i Hit my
s Interei-ted In the outcome as I be
come, when half throusli a novel. t
how It will end. And this, after I hl
spent month In readlna- niamtcrlp
with but one view merely to find one
that suited me I thonsM, before rrf
Ing The linad to Hpplnr." that I
was too blaae to become rn Intarvateri
In any play as to forget Itie require
ments hlh the ore I wanted nml
have. And the only reanon I can iui
seat for having become in mn'mH
In The Koad to Happlneaa' Is that the
characters were true to life, similar to
characters 1 was uo l-tl"d tin In m.v
"There Is strain of npllmlam run
ning throtiah the piece, aimllar to the
one In "The Pawn or a Toniot row.' biit
where th story of The lawn of e la
morrow' avowe-lly ronlalned an arae
ment f'.r what l known a 'New
Thought." a leeaon that one mental
attltu. Influence ones phyaloal eon
(I I Hon uncoriacloiiely crept Into Tbe
Rosd to H.inplre-".' When a rest pic
ture of Amerl.-sn life and people Is
ehown In a play, that pier must con
tain the pjilliiaopliv thai teaches '
that happiness Is a area! aid to health "
Mr. Ilodae. hi "Tha H..l to Hairi
ness." will he aeen at the Heillg The
ater for one week, commencing Mon
day. June 3. with ape, lal price met
Inee Wednesday and lUturnay. Olraci
from a run of 11 whs In Chiosse. tti
lotisrat and moat eucceeefut nitf
ment of any play produced thla aeaaon
In the tnlted Ma lea.
"I'AI'A'S FLIHTITION AT I.I.Oril.
Bell) 'a Parcnta VI H Her at K hool
and Fun Starts Fat.
Two full reela of riotous fun le
Father's Flirtation." by the Vltaerarh
Company, now on at the Olobe, Llevenlk
and Washington. John Hnnny ae para.
Flora Klnrh as mamma and Marv An
deraon as Hie lrl are the funmaaara.
It la a lean farce and epells la'ia'i
pfrom atart to finish.
Bcttv Invites her tatnee ana mm""
to visit her at college. Papa sate the
rah-rah enlrlt. dreaeea accorrtlne'v anil
proceeds to "do" the town. Memma
quarrels with the landlady and l
thrown out. Tliev meet unexpectedly
In another boarrilng-liouae and papa
pavs dearly for his hilarity.
Paths Weekly remains Interesting
news, as always. Two aooit dramas of
love and romance nui i up tlie bllU
roiM. is titm: or rn.M
Tle Great VpH'l Iriiia to lie Seen
There lies never been msde a greater
educational and moral picture than
Herman Lleb'e "Dope." a sU-reel story
depicting the enermoiis evils of the
drug habit In society. The picture
deaia with millionaires not slums The
victims are those who thrmish btl.
parties, society funrtlons an dinner,
heromn nervous wreck. They era pen.
ale who have money, only, and know
nothing but their own amusement. It
shows the taking of the first do to
quiet the nerves, th habit arowliig
until the woman reaches the lowest
depth. The picture has created a ret
sensation In the K.ast. Ita ehowlng ad
vocated by every one lnlert.l l the
stamping out of the evIU A local show
ing will tke plsi """"
PYTHIANS WILL CELEBRATE
Clarke Count Members lo Attend
llcll(loue Scrtli-es lodaj.
VANCOCVKH; "Veh.. Jim l Kre
rial. I The local lo'lae or KnleM or
Pylhla will celebrate Hi fiftieth an
nlversary of the founding of Ih order
hv Juetua II. Kathholie In Ih i'lrsl
Methoili-I Church iitirtsy morning at
11 o'clock. Ilev. James M. t'anee, pas
tor, will deliver an ail'lress on inas
much'' In honor of the visiting Knlshl".
All Knlaht and Kethbone sifsler In
the county have been Invited In attend
The pipe orsan will be plered bv
Proressor l-eathera. and Prereeaor Har
rell. a noted alnger or failfornls. will
sing two solo". "No Mihl There'
lanba) and "Hallway lo Heaven"
iTium.nl Mri. Iiiira Crawford will
sing . Divine Redeemer"
J he memnera or to loose win me-,
. .i.-i- h-n lA'i ; kn nrf . mnrnlm
end proceed In e body le Ih church.
Th order of Knights ef PylhU w
founded Kehrnarr l. In Wssh-
Ingion, i' .
LEBANON PHYSICIAN DIES
Ir. W. II. IWmmIi MitTiimha lo Ilcert
llea.-e Aflcr Aclle Life.
LKHANON'. llr, June 10. (f-ecll
Or. W. II. Hoom died el hla a""1
here Thursday morning of bearl dis
ease at th a of it year. Ir. Hooi h
had been In poor health for Ih past
year and spent last Winter In l-o An
geles. Dr. Booth waa born In Iowa end flit"
to Lebanon about It years ago end
became one or the most prominent end
successful physlclane In the reunl-.
Kor msny years he look an ectlve part
In politics snd waa a leader or the dir
element of Ibis county.
11 la survived by a widow end H"
children. W. J. Booth, of l Angeles,
and Mrs. Kdlth Chsnk. "f Condon.
BON" AT PEOPLE'S THEATER
LOT TOM I'SIIHI II i WORTH.