The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, April 11, 1915, SECTION FOUR, Page 3, Image 49

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The Candy Shop" Brinys Noted .Team, Including William Rock, in Whirl
wind Mirth-Exciter, Musical-Comedy Success Opening Sunday, April 18.
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PERSOXALITT unique among-
musical comedy players is that
m of Maude Fulton, who is co-star
with William Rock In the whirlwind
mirth-inciter. "The Candy Shop."
There is no one quite like Miss Ful
ton in stagreland.' Hers Is an elusive
personalty that almost defies analysis..
She radiates charm without trying. She
possessed a sympathetic qualit ythat
frets over the footlights,, and registers
in the hearts of every one from the
most blase occupant of an orchestra
char to your most enthusiastic gallery
lte. There is a certain wistlulness. a
certain intangible something that
makes for endearment among men and
women alike. In this respect. Miss Ful
ton may be likened to that disting
uished legitimate star who Interprets
Barrie with such a dainty, fairylike
touch: , in fact. Maude Fulton was
termed by one enthusiastic admirer
"the Maude Adams of the musical com
edy stage."
And yet this actress scores without
apparent effort Hers is the art that
conceals art. The element of spontane
ity Is in her work; or, rather, it does
not seem that she is working. She
Invests her performance with an in
genuousness and a certain girlish play
ful quality, that makes it appear that
she is enjoying herself as much as her
In "The Candy Shop" the dainty Miss
Fulton has a part that displays her in
dividual talents at their best. She runs
a gamut that shows the many angles
to her versatility. She sings, she
dances, she indulges in exquisite flashes
of travesty, but it is travesty that is
far removed from the UBual inane stuff
that masquerades under this title in
musical comedy, circles; but it is essen
tially the Maude Fulton personality
that "The Candy Shop" divulges, a per
sonality somewhat different from the
personality you have known.
Miss Fulton will be seen with Will
iam Rock in "The Candy Shop" with an
all-star cast and chorus of BO, at the
Heillg Theater all next week beginning
April 18.
Andreas Dippel, Excluded Under Old Contract, to Be Free Agent Morgan
Kingston to Make Debut in Oratorio.
NEW. YORK. April 10. (Special.)
With the close, of the opera sea
son three weeks away, more in
terest inheres in the future than in
the present. If one were to listen to
rumors, few of the old favorites will
be with us when the new season rolls
around ' and where the new ones will
come from is also equally a question
aa yet. An interesting phase of the
situation is that Andreas Dlpple. who
was excluded from the field under his
old contract with the Chicago Opera
Company, which bought his good will
when it bought him out of the lm
presarioship, la now a free lance. He
may go where he likes and open in
Chicago if he so desires, inasmuch as
passing the company through bank
ruptcy released Mr. Dlpple from this
obligation, as it released the com
pany. Meanwhile. Mr. Dipple studies
the situation and says little.
The Aborn situation resolves itself
naturally as might have been expect
ed into the return of the Messrs. Aborn
into the field where they have long
fcean masters. Their Jaunt into Broad
way opera, as the century undertaking
may be called, has done them good and
lias put them in touch with a much
higher class of people in general from
scene shifters up. Some of their former
artists will appear with them as
-guests" and will lend strength to
the attractions. Among these may be
mentioned Morgan Kingston, the W elsh
tenor who is compulsorily in America
now, being a Britfsh subject and In
danger on the sea. Mr. Kingston has
made a place for himself in this coun
try, however, and when it is remem
bered that he was a noted oratorio and
recital singer in Kngland. where he
had never turned his attention to the
operatic stage, it will easily be seen
, that he will be welcome within these
sates. Mr. Kingston will make his
Important debut in oratorio early in
the season with the New York Ora
torio Soeietv under Louis Koemmenich.
when he will sing the tenor part in
Joan o Arc." the Bossi oratorio
which was scheduled for performance
thl season.
Mr. Kingston tells an amusing story
on himself, especially inasmuch as his
Manrico received the best criticisms
ever accorded him.
"I had never heard "II Trovatore,
never seen it and I knew less than
nothing about it.
"I suppose that might seem strange,
but 1 never gsrve the opera much at
tention at best and certainly never
thought about singing Manrico. When
it came, however, it came quickly and
there was no time for rehearsals or
anything else.
I had no idea even of the stage pic
tures, where to stand or anything
else, and I was perfectly confident
that 1 was going to disgrace myself
and everyone else. But I Just made
up my mind as I got on to the stage
that inasmuch as I knew' absolutely
nothing about stage traditions or any
thing else I could only go through the
part as naturally as though it was not
acting, but real life, and so I went
through the part of Manrico, and Fate
must have been on my side, as the
comment was general that there was
nothing that flavored of the stage in
my doing the part: it was just natural
and done as any- man might have done
it under the circumstances. How lit
tle they knew that 1 could not do any
thing else. I did not know how. and
only trusted to common sense and not
to the law of art."
There is nearly as much interest in
Jfew York- over the movements of
Campanlni as over those of the Metro
politan direction and directorate and
it would not be surprising if several
of the leading lights formerly of the
Metropolitan Opera Company might
shed their refulgent rayt on Michigan
avenue instead of on Broadway. It is
announced that Mme. Melba and Mme.
Schumann-Heink have both accepted
engagements for the season in Chicago
and, as has already been told, Geral
dine Farrar will make ten appearances
here. It is understood further that
some of the old contracts will be re
newed, such as those of Muratore.
Tltta Ruffo, Bonci, Maria Barrientos.
the Spanish soprano, and Mme. Koune
lieff, ,the Russian soprano now singing
at Monte Carlo.
Among the opera singers announced
for, long concert tours there are sev
eral whose presence would add great
importance to the Chicago Opera Com
pany, - and Campanini will sail for
Italy very shortly to secure a number
of artists who may be available for
this ' country on account of the die
turned conditions abroad.
So far as Boston is concerned, lit
tle is known definitely of any plans
for opera, but Inasmuch as HenryTtus
sell has given himself over so com
pletely to the work connected with an
institute of the operatic art, which is
to open in Paris in October., under the
direction of Jean de Reszke, he will
probably not concern himself about
opera in the "Hub."
By this time Mr. Russell has discov
ered that he will have to make clear
to the American public the fact that he
is not opening up a scheme to induce
Americans to send their students back
to Europe pell-mell in the incompre
hensible manner in which this was
done before the war broke out, reveal
ing the thousands upon thousands of
young girls and young boys who
should not have been out of their
nurseries running around loose in all
parts of Europe. There were girls of
15 abroad for that "wonderful atmos
phere which could not be found in any
part of America." and it is certain that
the atmosphere they brought back was
anything but desirable in America.
When confronted with this ' idea as
one which the general public has re
ceived concerning Mr. Russell's under
taking, he said:
"It is entirely wrong to suppose that
there is any idea of urging immature
students to go to Europe with the idea
that operatic careers are Awaiting
them. On the contrary aspirants for
scholarships will be required to pass
the most rigid examination in this
country, where a board will be selected
tlfcat will satisfy all concerned. In the
past students have rushed wildly to
every city in Europe: they have picked
up just as many teachers of no stand
ing and no ability as are to be found
there as elsewhere because there was
no system in their going and no system
in their study. The teachers of America
will have the first duty to perform, that
of teaching, their pupils how to sing.
Then there will be established in due
time, in New York City, in a well
known location, an institution for op
eratic training. This will be quite as
important in its work as the institu
tion in Paris, which at best will only
be used as 'a complete finishing school
to what has been accomplished in this
Mr. Russell then indicated, how every
opera-house in France, Germany, Italy
and Spain has been kept running while
every important opera-house in Amer
ica outside of the Metropolitan, al
though backed by the millionaires of
the country, closed their doors.
Inasmuch as David Bispham has al
lied himself with this movement or the
American end of it, it must, be that he
does not feel it to be a menace to
American progress, as he has stood too
aggressively gainst Europeanizing
American music and artists to permit
his name to figure with anything that
is not all for America.
On the other hand Walter Damrosch
objects to any use of his name in con
nection with the undertaking. Re says
that it la not clear in his mind whether
it is a philanthropic undertaking or a
commercial enterprise and although
the name of. Otto Kahn is mentioned
frequently, it is not clear as to. where
the financial responsibility will rest,
notwithstanding a long . list of the
names of Princes. Dukes, Duchesses,
Counts, Countesses, etc The line that
seems particularly dangerous in Mr.
Damrost'h's opinion is that the price of
a scholarship is $5000, which will
be advanced to the student. Judged
competent to receive it. . But, he.' will
be obliged to sign an agreement with
the academy by virtue cf which a per
centage . of his subsequent earnings
must be paid to the academy until the
entire J5000 is refunded. For this rea
son Mr. Damrosch feels that unless the
finaces are sacredly secure and the fu
ture of the student equally so, the sign
ing ,of any such obligation would be
still more dangerous than any hard
ship through which the American stu
dents have already passed.
It will be interesting to watch the
- Harold Vincent Milllgan, the"' young
organist, the youngest, in fact, to occu
py a post of such importance as the
Fifth-avenue Presbyterian, the one oc
cupied for many years by Harry Rowe
Shelley, also figures as composer this
week, he having written several of the
charming selections on the programme
offered by Kitty Cheatham. Mr. Mil
ligan is also doing composition of a
more SArious nature.. He is One Of the
Westerners to have made a distin-j
guished place for himself in .New lork
musical life. '
Oscar Hammerstein, one of the great
est operatic impresarios that this
country has ever known, is seriously
ill at his home. It is not denied that
grave fears are entertained for his
life. The most serious blow dealt to
the operatic development of America
was the signing away of his rights to
re-enter the operatic field of New York
when he disposed of his interests in
the Manhattan and Philadelphia opera
nouses. Those were halcyon days of
opera when one might visit one house
where French opera was given with a
greater perfection of detail than any
where in the world and the next night
at another house one might see ' Ger
man opera as- it' was to be seen in no
other opera-house of the world. It was
Oscar Harnmerstein who established
the appreciation of novelties because
he had the courage te perform works
20 or 30 times during the season until
his public became educated to the
beauties of "Thais," "Louise" and the
long list of operas which never would
have' been kniwn in this country had
it not been for his intrepid belief in
himself and his confidence in his pub
lic.': What wonderful days those were
when first we were permitted to wit
ness "Pelleaa et Melisande" and with
renewed interest every night sure of
some other surprise the opera-goers
brought an open mind to the Manhat
tan with no preconceived ideas of what
they were to receive.
After the Metropolitan Opera direc
tors h?.d decided against Richard
Strauss' extraordinary masterpice, "Sa
lome," even though Alfred Hertz had
prepared and presented one of the
greatest works of art of his long 'ca
reer, it remained for Oscar Hammer
stein to make ''Salome" as familiar to
the music-lovers of New York as the
orchestras had made the same com
poser's symphonic poems. And still
further he dared into experimental
fields when he presented "Elektra."
Truly, a review of the offerings of
Oscar Hammersteln, to say nothing of
the.- superb artsts. such as Mary Gar
den, Maurice Renaud, Bonci and others
whom he i presented in this country,
represents a monument which he has
reared to himself far beyond anything
or any tribute that can ever be of
fered him from a public who even
then did not realize or understand the
gigantic work of one of the greatest
fifrtires In theatrical, musical and", may
one not say with Justice, educational,
forces at work in America.
Mr. Hammerstein's estimate of him
self may best be shown in-a charac
teristic little remark which he made
on being congratulated after the bril
liant debut of Tetrazzini. which came
Just before he was about to produce
"Pelleas et Melisande.
"Yes, that was very hice. but you
know Barnum could have done that.
Let us wait a little and see whal: hap
pens to Debussy with his 'Pelleas et
Melisande'; that is something Barnum
couldn't do."
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1'honesi Mais 1 A A 11S2
Bargain Mat. Wed.
Special Mat. Sat.
Husband . Who' Rushed to Ecuador
S Tears .Ago Returns and Weds.
'".NEW YORK, April 4. Parted from
his. bride an. hour after being married,
three years ago, by a cablegram com
pelling him to leave for South America
oh a business trip, Benjamin Lockwood.
manager of the Guayaquil & Quito
Railroad, Ecuador, has returned and
with his bride, has resumed his honey
moon trip where It was broken off. As
he stepped from the Pastores, of the
United Fruit Line, he was greeted by
Mrs. Lockwood and some of the mem
bers of the wedding party, and they
again took 'up the wedding celebration.
Mrs. Lockwood was Miss Evelyn
Jackson before her marriage. Mr. Lock-
wood had arranged for a long vacation
when he came heje to be married, but
trouble over governmental matters in
Ecuador made it necessary to return
in a hurry, althougn he understood ne
would be able' to return here in about
a month.
The month lengthened into a year
and the year Into three before Sir.
Lockwood could turn his attention
from the matters which had taken him
from his bride, but recently things be
came settled and he wrote, asking Mrs.
Lockwood to come on to Ecuador. She
demurred and reminded him by cable
that there was still the wedding break-
Rows 2, 7 Rows $1.50; Balcony VI, 75c, oOc;
' Evenings, lower Floor, 1
Gallery, Sue. ' ,, .. , .
u-.rfnMrf;iv 11fllnii. Lan-cr Floor VI l Balcony,
Lower Floor it J. '
Saturday Mnt
50c; Onllery, 35e, 2-"c
7 iCOei Gallery, Sue
Beginning '
SUN., APRIL 18 .v.
I'lnnr 1.50i Balconv. VI. 75c. 50ct Gallery. 301
Wed. Mat. V "c, Joe, i c.
Sat. Mnt. VI, 75c. 50c, 3."c, :
fast to De finished and the honeymoon
had not even been started.
"I'm glad I - came back." said Mr.
Lockwood. after greeting his wife and
friends. "For three years I've been
reading letters telling me of the tango
places and the new shows along Broad
way. It was some temptation and now
that I am here I am awfully glad I
finally was'inauced to leave business
for a while." .'
In taxis the three-year-old bridal
partv whirled away from the pier,
headed in the general direction of up
per Broadway, but refusing to leave
any address. At the 'conclusion of the
long-deferred wedding celebration Mr.
and Mrs. Lockwood will spend a few
weeks in New England and yill then
return Jo Ecuador. ' -
Wedding Forced by . Brothers
Bride, Is Charge.
PITTSBURG, April 4. The sequel to
the sensational marriage of the Rev.
Father Michael M. Sweeney, former
pastor of the St. James Catholic
Church, of Sewickley, to Miss jaary v
Moran, came when attorney o. n
Simpson, appointed master in the di
vorce proceedings, brought by Mrs.
Swoonev submitted his report to Judge
James R. Macfarlane, recommending an-
annulment of the marriage, xne weu
ding was held at Wellsburg, W. Va.,
January 28, 1914.
According to the testimony of the
priest his wife and MrsV Josephine fa.
Wolf, of 1008 Abdell street. North Side,
ih. nriPKt. was forced by three brothers
of Miss Moran to accompany them from
the North Side of weiiSDurg ana ineic
submit to a marriage to Miss Moran
before the Rev. Francis M. Biddle, of
the Christian Church of that place.
The proceedings were instituted by
the wife of the priest, and she was
represented at the hearings before the
master duTing the later part of Feb
ruary and the early part of this month
by Attornev Ralph P. Tannehill.
The hearings were held in the office
of Attorney Simpson in the Berger
Main 2A 53AO. A
Bdwy. and Mor. Sts. f
Geo. L. Baker, Mgr.,
The Italian Grand
Opera Company
: (Mario Lambardi, Impresario.) . . .
Proclaimed by Everyone a Tremendous Success.
A Splendid Organization of 75 artists.
Orchestra of 20.
Luigi Cecchetti, Conductor. . -
Wealth of Magnificent Scenery. Gorgeous Costumes
and Stage Settings. Grand Choruses. .
Matinee Today, 2:15 Tonight, 8:15
TraviaCta Rigoletto
' Monday, "Aida"; Tuesday, "II Trovatore." ' ' - . . -
Wednesday matinee, "Rigoletto"; evening, "Traviata."
Thursday, "Faust"; Friday, "II Trovatore." .
Saturday matinee, Traviata"; evening. "Aida."
Sunday matinee, April 18, "H Trovatore"; evening, "Faust.
Monday, "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I Pagliacci." . . '."'
Tuesday, "Faust." , "
Evening prices Lower floor, $1; balcony, first six rows, 75c; bal
cony, last six rows, 50c; upper balcony, 25c; box seats, $1.50.
Matinees (Sunday and Saturday), lower floor, 50c; balconies, 25c.
Wednesday bargain matinee All seats except box, 25c.
Seats always, on sale one week ill advance. Mail, telephone and
.telegraph orders will receive prompt and careful attention.
building. Father Sweeney, who was
reported to be in a feeble condition,
mentally and physically, in the Trap
pist monastery at Getnsemane, Ky.,
appeared at the hearings in the garb
of a priest and testified that he had
been residing in this city at 4520 Fifth
At the hearings he presented an ap
pearance of being in robust health.
He seemed much Jarger and stronger
than when he was in charge of the
Sewickley Church. ,
Corn Importations Prohibited.
WASHINGTON, April 6. The impor
tation 't all Indian corn -from Java.
India and parts of Oceania, has been
prohibited by a recent order signed
by the Secretary of Agriculture. This
action has been made necessary by the
presence in corn from these regions
of a disease known as sclerosporo
maydis. which causes the leaves of
the corn plant to turn brown and dry
up. Up to the present time this dis
ease has never, occurred in the Uniteu
States, and the danger that it migt
be Brought in by some experimental
importation is regarded as more than
sufficient to warrant stopping all im
ports. No corn is brought in from the
regions affected by the order for com
mercial purposes. ' .
V i
w-i Main S
rllOneS A 1020
Broadway. '
at Stark "
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Only
The Highest Salaried Artist in the World
"The Man Who Does Everything"
Presenting 1 0 Headline Acts
' Y. And Featuring
Homer B. Mason - Marguerite Keeler
The Great Laughing Hit of the Season
Matinee and Night Performances
Matinee Tea Monday Afternoon
50c Nights
25c Matinees, Except Sunday
Afternoons 10-15c D D fl A fl i'l 5 V AT VilMUIll
4;g&ji Nights. . 15-25c
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, Apr. 1 2
Portland's Family Vaudeville
and Photo-Play House.
The Biggest and 93est Show in
the City
9 Vaudeville
Photo-Play Acts
Charlie Chaplin
in an Essanay :
Coming here soon, Chaplin in
- "The Tramp."
Continuous Performance 11 A.
. M. to 11 P. M.
Amateurs Tuesday and Friday
Nights. v
SEASON 1914-15
Portland Symphony
Orchestra .
This afternoon at 3 O'clock
Heilig Theater"
Waldemar Lind, Conductor
Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony,
; feature.
Popular prices: $1, 75c, 50c, 35c, 25c
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Unequaled Vaudeville Broadway at Alder
Do Too Know That the FaafaseB Clrrutt U the Largrnt West of Chleaao f
Week Beginning Monday Matinee, April 12
Vaudeville's Greatest Offering
The Big Triple Feature Bill
Tom and Stacia Moore Wiley & Ten Eyck
. In "The Dream Girl Kxquinit Poneur.
Amedio Pantagescope
The Surprising Accordionist. First Itun Keystone Comedy.
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Boxes and First How Balcony Seatljeerved hy Phone Mala 4H36 and
Timaica produces a treat variety of hard- -f ho two modern department lmn "f
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iiued by the department . of. agriculture. I u.e eleclilo ill-n. lor advertlolui.