The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 31, 1915, SECTION FOUR, Page 2, Image 48

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ANEW play, not seen in Portland
prior to its presentation today, is
"Under Cover," at the Baker. It
is one of the thrillers of last season in
New Tork, with a burglar, a diamond
robbery, intrigue and romance, a real
dyed-in-the-wool hero and a sacrificing
heroine. The entire company will par
ticipate in the production. Next week
they will appear in Ilex Beach's "Silver
A musical comedy, "When tDreams
Come True," is to be the next offering
at the lieilig, and later in this month
we are to see the Selwyn comedy.
'"Twin Beds."
All the Kings and Emperors of
Taudevillo achievements are coming
this way. Last week it was Houdini,
Prince of Mystery; this week Hardeen,
Xing of Handcuffs, comes to decorate
the topline place at Pantages. Ite is
a jail-breaker, without ever having
been a jailbird, and offers a sensa
tional art.
The Orpheum Theater this week,
. opening today, features a sketch with
ui appealing title. "A Breath of -Old
Virginia." The star in it is Miss Gene
vieve Cliff, and of interest is the fact
:that the sketch is the first vaudeville
ottering to use the scene-shifting de
vice which was one of the sensational
effects in "On Trial." Maizie King,
the dancer who a few years ago
'tripped around the bases of the Port
land baseball diamond, is an additional
headline attraction also.
' The KmpresM Theater brings - forth'
for the new week beginning today the
Bonnie Sextet, six comely girls -with
a pretentious musical offering,, fea
turing harmony effects. They- stage
their act with elaborate scenery and
ome of the latest gowns.
liaker Flnycrs Orfer First Local
Production of famous Success.
Another play that enjoyed a long,
successful run in New York last sea
ton, and will be offered for the first
time In this city at Baker Theater
and Baker Players prices, is Koi Coop
er Megrue's "Under Cover," which be
gins its week this afternoon. It is a
now crook drama, treating the fasci
natlnc subject from an entirely differ
ent angle.
The play opens in the office of the
deputy surveyor of the Fort of New
York, Daniel Taylor1, There is some
conversation between.' two customs of
ficials about smuggling, and then Tay
lor enters. - It develops that Steven
Uenby is coming home from Paris on
the Mauretania. and that the depart
ment has been informed that he is
smuggling into the country a $200,000
pearl necklace. He is coming in the
p: -ty of Mrs. Michael Harrington, wife
v' a millionaire. Taylor wants to get
some woman who is in society to act
as a secret service agent and entrap
IJenby. He picks Ethel Cartwright and
makes her acceue to his wishes by
threatening her sister, who has pawned
Kome jewels and collected insurance
from a burglar insurance company to
-pay her bridge debts.
. The other three acts are laid in the
Harrington place on Long Island, and
have to JK with the efforts of the girl
to trap Denby and the final finding of
the necklace, and his efforts to thwart
her and learn why she is hunting him.
To add to the complications, they have
fallen in love with each other. The
linule is a surprise.
.Mention has been made throughout
the play of the mysterious R. J., clev
erest of secret service men, who . is
trying to catch the grafters in the de
partment. It develops in the last five
mtnutP of the play that Denby Is real
ly R. J.; that the necklace is bogus:
that the smuggling is a trap, and that
Taylor is a big grafter. He accepts a
bribe and is caught, while Denby and
i!thel are happy together,
The play is written in a straightfor
ward way and the dialogue is very
rlovk.- and interesting. 1'mal matinees
will be given today, Wednesday and
Saturday, and the popular bargain per
formance tomorrow night.
"A Itrcutli of Old Virginia" Is
; ' Praised by Alun Dale, Critic.
"A Breath of Old Virginia." a play
let, which uses the scene-shifting de
vice made famous by its use in "On
Trial." the play that is a sensation in
New York, will be the Btellar attraction
at the Orpheum this week. "A Breath
of Old Virginia" is the first of the
"switch-back" plays to be seen in vau
deville, and that fact alone, many crit
ics have commented, suffices to make
it notable.
. In addition to its novely, "A Breath
of Old Virginia" Is said to be a classic
tn dramatic construction, a gem for its
pathetic appeal. and remarkable
throughout for Us expert Presentation
by a company of which Genevieve Cliff
is the star. The playlet was written
by Tom Barry, one of the most prom
ising of the younger playwrights, who
also is the author of "Twenty Odd
Years." the sketch presented at the Or
pheum by Harry Beresford and com
pany recently.
Alan Dale pronounces "A Breath of
Old Virginia" one of the best one-act
Plays ever given to vaudeville. It has
a large vein of comedy, the laughs out
numbering the pathetic points. The
tscerm is an old mansion in the. out
skirts of Richmond at the close of tbe
Civil War. No sketch or play, say New
York critics, expresses the charm of
the South better than "A Breath of Old
It is praised as being historical, yet
timely: its story concerning a true
love triangle in which a pathetic tangle
of a girl with two honest sweethearts
is untied. The playlet was first seen In
vaudeville last season for a few weeks
with Edith Taliaferro in the role of
Mary Davis, but Miss Taliaferro de
cided to extend her efforts in another
direction and relinquished the playlet
to Miss Cliff, an actress who ' has a
score of successes in big productions
to her credit.
Second place in the new Orpheum
show is filled by Mazie King, the cele
brated toe dancer, who is a great fa
vorite in Portland. When Miss King
visited this city two years ago as star
of "The Passing Show," she ran the
bases on her. toes at the baseball park
at the opening game of the 'season, Mr.
Pangle, of the Heillg Theater, posting
Miss King's name on every scoreboard
throughout the city as if she were a
regular ballplayer.
In her vaudeville tour Miss King Is
assisted by Ted Doner, who appeared
here with Al Jolson recently. Miss
King presents a series of dance crea
tions. As a toe-dancer she is said to
have few equals. Miss King, not many
years ago, astounded the world by de
scending the steps of the Metropolitan
tower in New York upon her toes. This
tower is higher than the Eiffel tower,
and considerably higher than the
Washington monument.
- Sherman, Van and-'Hyman. third fea
ture of the- show, are programmed to
entertain with musical foolishness.
They ' are neat appearing, active and
bright, and at the piano, in song and
just plain comedy antics they are mak
ing one of the big hits of the thow
along the circuit.
"Modern Vaudeville Frolics" will be
presented by Al Gerard and Sylvia
Clark. Every bit of this act Is new,
the gowns worn by Miss Clark are
beautiful and the act is lively throughout.
An act booked especially for the de
light of children and brought from the
East to be in San Francisco before the
Exposition closes is E. Nairem's Swiss
Canine Actors, 60 dogs, trained to stage
an entire play without the slightest
prompting. The dogs' play is in three
scenes, and is called "The Terry-torials
Quartered." This act was lauded in
Seattle as possessing a laugh a second.
Then comes Hans Hanke, an emi
nent pianist direct from the Royal
Conservatoire Mn Moscow. He is a con
cert pianist of the highest order, and
has not only gained the plaudits of mu
sical experts and critics, but of the
crowned heads of Europe.
The Garcinetti brothers will offer an
act featuring European novelty hat-
throwing. They work with a dog
which does remarkable ball-bouncin
and perform several feats new to the
Far West.
The Orpheum Travel Weekly will
show moving picture scenes of Japan,
Portugal and Monaco.
is' OF
Melodious Nonsense
- Idealistic
Tom Barry
HANS HANKE, Eminent Pianist j$
Chaplin" Imitations and Other Good
Numbers Complete BUI.
Another sparkling bill of seven
snappy vaudeville features will grace
the stage of the big Empress Theater
this afternoon. In presenting this joy
ous bundle of vaudeville talent Sulli
van & Considlne have selected some of
the best American and European at
tractions. One of the most promising
musical acts that has appeared in
Portland will be "The Bonnie Sextet."
six maids of harmony, who will fur
nish something out of the ordinary.
It is truly a spectacular production
with special scenery and electrical ef
fects. Including handsome -costumes.
The girls are pretty, and entertain with
both vocal and instrumental harmony.
The sextet play well and have new
melodies that are catchy, clever and
' Another feature will be doubles of
Charlie- Chaplin, Fatty Arbuekle and
Mabel Xormand in a comedy panto
mime act called "Is He Charlie Chap
lin?" This trio portray remarkable
likenesses of the famous screen stars,
and their offering is one continual
stream from start to finish.
Cabelo and Delia, a beautiful girl
and a clever youth, will present a good
comedy song offering. "The Merry
Minstrel Monarch," Arthur Deming, is
on his annual cross-country Joyride
with his 1915 model monologue, and
will entertain with a heap of gingery
minstrel stories and will sing the big
gest hit ballads in minstrelsy.
Billy and Edna St. Allen are noted
tightwire performers, and will offer a
good circus performance called "On a
Wire." Paul Francis and Rose De Mar,
late of Ziegfeld'B Follies, are offering
a vaudeville treat called "Nifty Non
sense and Pianologue." Dick and
Carrie Adelaide, terpsichorean experts,
are introducing a change in dancing
that is making a big hit over the
Hardeen, Iloudinl's Brother, lieads
Bill in Mystery Act.
Hardeen, king of the handcuffs, will
be featured on the programme at
Pantages for the week, commencing
with the matinee tomorrow.
There Is only one Hardean. and be
f's the master of acts of amazing mys
tery. Ho is not an imitator, but a
creator,' and he has coupled his own
wonderfur knowledge and skill with
his distinguished brother's. Houdini.
The best of friends, the two brothers
are the stars of their profession, and
where Houdini is the master of . the
tricks of the old days, Hardeen has
combined his brother's work with his
own creations.
The amazing milk-can mystery is
only one of Hardeen's startling feats;
his work with handcuffs is baffliner.
One of Hardeen's favorite pastimes Is
to escape from handcuffs, and he has
issued a general challegen to the mem
bers of the Portland police department.
Sheriff Hurlburt's attaches and Con
stable Weinberger's men to bring
along their handcuffs and watch hlr.i
extricate himself. His work with
straitjackets is aonther surprising
phase of his performance. He has an
open challenge to escape from "any
jacket strapped on him by experts. The
packing-box trick is simple to Hardeen,
and he will be nailed into one while in
Portland by employes of a representa
tive firm, and he will make his escape
in record time.
Irene West's . Royal Hawailans will
present "Beautiful Hawaii," an act in
ternationally noted as a work of art,
and the singers will be remembered
as the same who were engaged at an
enormous salary by the Victor Talking
Machine Company .for the production
of their Hawaiian records. Misa West's
remarkable company will introduce tho
native Hawaiian songs and melodies,
and one of the features of the perform
ance will be the native dances danced
as only the Hawaiian girls can.
Howard and Fields will present their
dining-car minstrels, an act that teems
with fun and song. The entertainers
present one of the liveliest of min
strel shows, and it is certain to score
a big hit.
Mabel Johnson, the inimitable mimic,
will brighten the programme with hor
work, her voice-casting feat being one
of the most remarkable in vaudeville.
The Longworths are clever singers
and dancers and they conclude their
pleasing performance with "Desperate
Desmond." a highly humorous motion
picture burlesque. Alexander Patty,
the upside-down man, and his company
will introduce many entertaining
tricks, and the Marvel Movies com
plete the programme.
"Six Peaches and a Pair," the lively
musical comedy, concludes its engage
ment with the continuous performance,
which commences at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon and concludes at 11 o'clock, an
excellent programme of unequaled
vaudeville being seen in support.-
Adventnres of Mike and Ike Are Pat
in Rural Setting.
After seven days of rather strenuous
activity aboard ship, Mike and Ike will
leave behind the life of a sailor-for
the more peaceful routine of the slm
pie life. Back to nature they go when
opening with the matinee today they
will present at the Lyric Theater their
rural comedy with music entitled "The
Pipe Dream.
Life on the farm should appeal par
ticularly to the mischief makers. Mike
and Ike. Imagine if you can the ludi
crous picture of Ike in full hoosier
regalia endeavoring to milk the
farm's favorite cow "Betsy" and
Mike behind the plow, 110 degrees in
the shade with 15 miles between him
and the nearest thirst-quenching em
portum. When two city chaps try to
disturb the peaceful life of the pair,
something akin to a cyclone strikes
the quiet farming village.
The fact that the folks from the
metropolis : harbor tittle good toward
the Hiberaiajk and his, Hebrew, part
ner is evident from th start. When I
Mike and Ike fall asleep over their
pipes and cider jug they are trans
formed in a dream to the city, where
municipal honors await them. They
soon tire of the strenuous life and
awake in the nick- of time to make
their escape from the angry .villagers.
Dillon and King head the list of hay
makers, assisted by Charlie Reilly,
Vera Lawrence. Frank Harrington,
Grace Allen, Clarence Wurdig. Olive
Artell, Roy Collins. Teddy Ladue, the
famous Ginger Girl Chorus and the
Columbia Quartet. Octavius, the much
heralded mystery, will be the extra
added attraction. Octavius is an un
known quantity In this country, never
before appearing on any stage. The
act of Octavius alone will be well
worth the price of admission, and also
win be amusing and entertaining to
young and old.
Friday nights after each perform
ance, the Ginger Girls will hold a
contest for cash prlaes, and a bargain
matinee is given every afternoon
(bundays and holidays ! excepted). To
night three performances will be given,
the first commencing at S. Other
nights the first performance com
mences at 7:30.
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Noted Rex Beach Drama of Alaska
to Be Offered by Buker Players.
Another widely-read novel ins drama
tized form will be presented by the
Baker Players for the week following
"Under Cover." This is Rex Beach's
"The Silver Horde," a wild, rugged
drama of the frozen Northland, having
for its theme, however, instead of gold
digging, that of the annual run of the
The story deals with a life struggle
between one man and the canning
trus.t, a heartless, soulless corporation
that -permits nothing to stand in the
way of its absolute control of the busi
ness. It is a gripping drama of life
as It was and is lived in that land of
red blood so wonderfully described by
Beach in his' different novels dealing
with different phases of it.
"The Silver Horde" first was present
ed by the Baker Players two years ago
and broke all records of the house that
season. Special attention will be given
to the scenic production, which, under
the direction of Stage Director Walter
B. Gilbert, has excelled everything of
former years this season. "The Silver
Horde" will open at the Baker next
Sunday matinee.
Signed waivers are being turned into
the office slowly, but at the present
rate all of them will not have been
secured . before Christmas, almost too
late to insure water service next sea
Grants Pass Production of Tokays
Estimated at 15 Carloads.
GRANTS PASS, dr.. Oct., 30. (Spe
cial.) Grape shipments from the
Grants Pass district have been much
larger this season than in any previ
ous year. Ten care have been sent to
Eastern markets, while several thou
sand crates have gone out by express,
mostly to Northwestern points, which
have brought the grower close to fl
a crate.
Packing will continue for a week or
Main I. A 5360. Broad
way and Morrison Sts.
Milton W. Seaman,
Week Beginning Today, Sunday, Oct 31, 1915.
A startling, new kind of a crook play.
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Under Cover
First time here. Tremendous success all last year in New York.
A. thrilling tale of smugglers in high society.
"As mystifying as any melodrama the past ten years." Chi
' cago Post.
"Such a stirring, engrossing, surprising, amusing, perfectly ir
resistible play is not produced more than once in five years."
Boston Journal.
"'Under Cover' has everything thrills and surprises laughs and
heroics mystery and suspense." New York Evening Mail.
Don't wait until the week is over before waking up to the fact
that "Under Cover" Is a whirlwind. Get busy now.
Evening; Prices: 25c, 50c; box and loge, 75c.
Matinees and Monday night: All seats 25c except box and
loge. Matinees Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Next Week The Silver Horde
(Rex Beach)
10 days more. Neither frost nor rain
has damaged the crop thia year. The
season's output of Tokays alone will
be fully 15 cars.
Clover Circle Elects Officers. -GRESHAM,
Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Clover Circle No. 202, Women of Wood
craft, met In regular session at the
home of Mrs. J. N. Clanahan last Tues
day afternoon and elected the follow
ing officers: Past guard neighbor, Mrs.
Elizabeth Jack: guardian neighbor,
Mrs. Minnie Clanahan; advisor, Mrs.
Ella Middleton; clerk, Mrs. Eliza Metz
ger; banker, Mrs. Rose Metzger: Ma
gician, Mrs. Emma Manning; attend
ant, Mrs. Amelia Mewhirter: physician.
Dr. S. P. Bittner: inner and outer sen
tinel. Mrs. Amelia Duncan; captain of
the guards, Mrs. Rose Metzger; raan-
-ee, Jim. .uiuuieiun, iurs. 'Aiewnirier
and John Metzger. .
Aberdeen Commission Stop Pends.,iu t. in , w asn., ULi. 3 j. ( r-pe--claL)
Little was done by commission
rovArnmenl ldvniBlf, hrj. thin w,,!-
and about 150 names still are needed
before the petitions will be ready for
submission to Mayor J. M. Phillips, who,
if the lists are legal, must call a spe
cial election within 60 duvs.
Fourteen 4 Eating Places In City of
3000 Population Is Mark.
HOOD RIVER.' Or., Oct. 0. (Spe
cial.) From the number of cafes, res
taurants arid short-order eating places
now in Hood River, one might judge
that the people of the apple valley did
nothing other than eat. In addition to
the two first-class hotels, both of
which mantain dining-rooms not onry
for their regular roomers, but for Hood
River merchants- and apple-growers
who may be in the city on errands, the
precise number of the eating establish
ments is an even dozen.
Hood River has about 3000 popula
tion, and the number of 14 restaurants
and cafes for thia number of residents
is probably the record for the state.
YVenatchee Water Project Halts.
WENATCHEE, Wash., Oct. 30.(Spe-claD--Tne
situation of the Wenatchee
reclamation la virtually at a standstill.
Two Big Shows for the One Price
A Classy Musical Offering and Gorgeous Scenic Spectacle
Great Acts and a Big
Musical Extravaganza of
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Including Babe Fowler, Dorothy Lewis, Jack Vale, Wheeler Romig. Other
.. . i. Popular Artists. .