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THE 'sfofDAT OREGONIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBEK 31, 1915. "
Gavest Me," under the management of
her husband, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Julia Arthur's debut, under the
Selywn management, will soon take
place as will their new ottering Kir
and Warmer," with Madge Kennedy,
Janet Beecher and others.
"Sherman Was Right" is the title of
a new farce to be produced by the
Frazee company, wbo are responsible
for "Three or a Kind" and "A Full
NEW YORK SEES OPENING OF FOUR
CLEVER PLAYS DURING PAST WEEK
Popular Fancy Seems Pleased by Offerings Differing in Theme and Character "Qninneyo" Quaint Story of Eng
lish Life Ethel Barry more Appears in "Our Mrs. McChesney" "Abe and Maruss" Are Back.
House." both of which have three com
panies touring this season. "Are You
My Wife," a dramatization of Max
Marchin's clever novel, which appeared
in one of the magazines in serial form,
will have as Its leading players Edgar
McGregor and Oza Waldorp, and Cohan
and Harris have already presented
$2000 a Night" out of town, and will
soon bring it Into New lorn. Leo
Ditrichsteln has the principal part and
the fun is said to be fast and furious.
The coming week will bring many
openings, and a few surprises are
promised by the managers. In' spite
of the picture invasion, they believe
they can hold their own. So far. the
outlook is excellent.
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EW YORK, Oct. 30. (Special.) A
clever quartet of new plays was
presented during the past week.
All seemed to strike popular fancy,
though differing in theme and charac
ter. "Quinneys" was a quaint story of
English life, not that of the nobility,
but of people who frequent curio shops
like the one in the play which Joseph
Quinney was supposed to have. One
critic declared that the play was like
Charles Dickens at his best; certainly it
was different from the usual run of
The idea is the revolt of the younger
generation against the old, something
the same as that which ran through
the play by Herman Scheffauer, "The
Bargain." In the latter case it is the
revolt of the younger members of the
family against remaining in the same
circle as their parents, instead of
branching out when they have more
The author, Horace Annesley Vachell.
a well-known English novelist, has
presented a very clever play, and one
that is sure to have a long run. Jo
seph Quinney is played by Frederick
Ross, and the original English company
includes Margaret Watson as Mrs.
Ciuinney, Peggy Rush as the pretty
daughter. Cecil Fletcher as her sweet
heart, Cathleen Nesbit and Arthur
The question which is puzzling those
who have seen "Our Mrs. McChesney."
the dramatization . of Edna Fcrber"s
well-known stories, is whether the
Play is as clever as the delightful mag
azine numbers and whether anyone else
but Miss Barrymore could have made
o much of the part. There are 36
other characters in the play and ever
wo many clever lines. (
The usual audience of devotees to
the clever Miss Barrymore attended the
first night, and there was quite an ova
tion. Miss Barrymore's company in
cludes William Boyd as T. A. Buck.
Tonald Gallagher as her son, Gwendo
len Piers, Lola Fisher and W. H. St.
James among the members of her large
With those tense scenes in "Common
Clay" and "The House of Glass" at
tracting so much attention, it seems not
at all surprising that a third play of
the same sort should be added to the
list. This newest exciting play, or
rather play with exciting moments, is
"The Mark of the Beast," by Georgia
Eralye and Fanny Cannon.
George Nash has the principal role,
that of an ex-judge of the Supreme
Court, who is asked by the young wife
of his friend to act as her lawyer in a
divorca suit against her husband. She
frankly admits infidelity and the judge
refuses, under those circumstances, to
tako the case. However, be persuades
the husband to forgive, forget and take
the erring wife back into his life.
After the reconciliation the Judge
learns that his friend's case Is his own,
that the wife he loved and trusted has
been unfaithful to him. At first he
turns against her, but later, after a
struggle with himself, realizes that the
arguments he used for his friend were
applicable to his own case.
Leonora Uhlrich gave a splendid per
formance of Ormsbee's wife (Ormsbee
played by Mr. Nash with, bis usual fin
ish and cleverness,""and George Howard
and Alma Belwin were the other cou
ple. The last act was particularly dra
matic when the expose -of the Judge's
wife took place.
A new "Abe and Mawruss" appeared
at the Lyric Theater, meaning a new
play but the same old characters. Mon
tagu .Glass, assisted by Roi Cooper Me
grue, have written a "continuation" of
the adventures of that well-known
pair, and. Judging from the reception,
it is bigger and better than the orig
inal. There is some melodrama, a little
pathos and ever so much comedy in the
new offering, and the cast is a long
and clever one.
The opening line of the play is "Oy!"
and is uttered by Abe as he watches
the pinochle game between his wife,
his partner and Marky Pasinsky. That
starts things off merrily, because there
is comedy in that opening word, com
edy and promise of more comedy as
the play progresses.
Among the original players who took
part in the "continuation" are Barney
Bernard, Julius Tannen. Madame Cot
trelly and Louise Dresser: Claiborne
Foster, recently seen in "A Full
House," played the part of lrma Andri
eff; Lee Kohlmar was Pasinsky and
Leo Donnelly, Mozart Rabiner. Four
other companies, under the manage
ment of A. H. Woods, are playing "Pot
ash and Perlmutter" throughout the
country. One of these is scheduled to
appear in Portland a little later in the
What dancing was last season after
the theater, so skating threatens to be
this year, if present indications are to
be trusted. The Ice Palace over the
Forty-fourth-street Theater has been
well patronized, many patrons prefer
ring to skate instead, of dance. Pro
fessional skaters give some wonderful
exhibitions there each night.
Many of the smaller rinks are open
ing up and boast of crowds, while the
large St. Nicholas Rink ia crowded with
after-matinee and theater skaters. The
Hippodrome ice scene makes many
devotees of the art green with envy.
Their skating numbers are excellent
and the huge "ice pond" seems very at
tractive. Hilda Richardts, "Queen of
the Ice," is one of the prominent head
liners, and her dancing on skates i
graceful and wonderful.
The huge pond Is much more unusual
than the many arrangements of water
falls and tank effects that have graced
the programmes at the Hippodrome
during the many seasons that have
passed. At the Century Theater "Town
Topics" has no skating number, but
is constantly adding novelties to Its
already full programme.
The latest one, which has greatly
amused New Yorkers, is a new conceit
originated by Lew Hearn from . the
London Hippodrome. The secene Is
called "Keep Your Temper.'" and part
of it consists in counting 25 slowly.
Trixie Frlganza .has many new gowns
in her large wardrobe and hats of new
and up-to-date lines. So "Town Topics"
manages to hold its own and the
crowded houses each night testify to
the success of the gigantic offering.
Speaking of novelties, "Rolling
Stones" did an unusual thing lately.
The entire company gave their ser
vices at an afternoon affair of the
Theater Assembly at- the Hotel Astor.
The second act was presented before
an audience of about 1000 club mem
bers, who greatly enjoyed It and re
turned the compliment by giving a gi
gantic theater party at the Harris th
following week to see the entire play.
Mrs. J. Christopher Marks, presi
dent of the club, presided upon the
occasion at the Astor and occupied
box at the theater party. "Rolling
Stones" contains almost the original
company which opened the Harris The
ater. Rae Selwyn was one of the The
ater Assembly guests, in the role of
the wife of the real owner of the
Another play which came to New
York about the same time as "Rolling
Stones" is "Young America,"' which
continues to charm audiences old and
young With its homey theme.
John Drew will probably follow. Will
lam Gillette at the Empire. This news
is good, yet bad. for everyone hates
to have William Gillette leave after so
short a stay. John Drew's leading
woman is to be Laura Hope Crewes
and his play will be from the pen of
Horace Annesley Vachell, author of
Quinneys," instead of by Pinero,
first announced. The title of the play
is being selected and will be announced
Billie Burke, at the close of her con
tract, will be seen in a dramatization
of Hall Caine's "The Woman Thou
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News and Gossip of Plays
By Lcodc Cau Baer.
OR so many seasons women of the
temperamental tempests in theatrical
teapots that any news of a mart who
throws fits behind the scenes Is like
the proverbial bolt out of a clear sky.
Maybe it is because most press agents
are men, and news of men stars' spells
of mental Indigestion do not reach the
papers. Therefore, I have read with
relish, and quite a smacking of the
lips, a story, almost parallel to the
Irene Franklin-Florence Walton polite
squabble but in this Instance it was
a man who had the fight over a reser
vation in a Pullman. The cases are so
similar in foundation that I suspect
the Pullman rows will quite over
shadow the now almost obsolete Jewel
robbery as a means toward a publicity
end. No one, I'm sure, would' have
suspected the rotund comedian, Frank
Mclntyre, of possessing a temperament
that would make Fritzl Scheff's look
like a pale lavender emotion. But Mr.
Mclntyre has a temperament, and it is
2000 one at that. It simply would
not permit his occupying an ordinary
section of a Pullman car when he
wanted a drawing-room! Mr. Mclntyre
has filed in the Supreme Court a suit
to separate the aforesaid Pullman
Company from $2000, and all because
of a. lack of accommodation.
Just to show he wants what he wants
when he wants it, the comedian says,
with the assistance of his lawyer, Na
than Burkan, that, on June 4 last, he
contemplated a trip from New York
to Ann Arbor, Mich.,, via the New York
Central. ' .
In order to be properly safeguarded
on the journey, he purchased a drawing-room
from New York to his desti
nation, separating therefor with $14 in
good coin of the realm. Imagine hi3
shock and surprise when he stepped on
the train and was told by the con
ductor in charge he couldn't have his
drawing-room, because It was occupied
by someone else.
Mr. Mclntyre could scarce believe his
ears, but instead of the seclusion of the,
drawing-room enveloping him, he was
forced to ride in a comraon Pullman
seat with such manner of hoi polloi as
bad sufficient cash to purchase places.
His "humiliation was boundless. At
Albany, however, an additional car was
attached to the train, and the actor
had the drawing-room to Buffalo. But
the next morning, at an hour more
customary for retiring than arising, the
comedian elucidates, he was again
forced to display himself to an un
And he didn't have bis drawing-room
from Buffalo to Ann Arbor, either, he
declares, but for the "pain, humilia
tion and mortification" he suffered he
demands all of $2000.
Fletcher Norton, ' who was Valeska
Suratt's young husband for a day and
is now the husband of Maude Eari, has
also just popped into print and kindly
attention in Chicago. It seems Mr.
Norton was on his way with Miss Earl
to the Kedzie Theater in Chicago, when
he got into an argument with a car
passenger who refused to yield his seat
to Miss Earl. It resulted in a bruised
countenance for Norton. The Kedzie
engagement was canceled. The man
agement sent out a hurry call, landed
Jar vis and! Harrison, who were caught
eating in a restaurant, and they did
their turn, working in street clothes.
They closed the show and stopped it:
in fact, they went so well that they
were retained to finish the Norton-Earl
Paper In Chicago offering prizes of
$10 for true love stories. Huh! If
you knew a true one would you sell
it for ten measly dollars?
Franklyn Underwood is Marjorle
Rarabeau's leading man in "Sadie
Love," which will have its New York
premiere at the Gaiety Theater next
month. It is first to be tried out in
the wilds of Hartford, Conn., on No
Someone who hasn't'anything else to
do but dig up startling statistic? has
figured out that Mary Pickford is
viewed by 12,000,000 people every day
in the films. Also it is told of Mary
that she sings, and makes up tunes out
of her own head. So it Is a fortunate
thing for 12.000,000 of us every day
that the films are silent.
Frances Ring, sister to Blanche and
Julie, is playing leads with the Bur-
bank Stock Company in Los Angeles.
Ida St. Leon, wbo first brought us
"Polly of the Circus," is in the com
I asked Franceg McHenry if she is
THE CENTURY'S SENSATION.
King of the Handcuffs
Introducing His Own Exclusive Mys
teries Which Have Astounded
Irene West's Royal
In "Beautiful Hawaii."
Howard & Fields
""The Inimitable Mimic
In "DespersTte Desmond."
Alexander Patty & Co.
The Upside-Down Man.
Is a model of an obscure sculptor. She meets "Little Billie," Sven
gali and others. Svengali puts her under hypnotic power and
takes her away from the man she's about to marry. Through
this power he gives her. the. voice of a nightingale. "Trilby".
' . - mounts the ladder of fame and becomes a universal figure.
GLAR A KIMBALL YOUNG WILTON LACKAYE
as "Trilby." - - 'in his original role, "Svengali."
THE MOST VITAL AND STARTLING FILM ADOPTION IN. FILM ANNALS
This Remarkable Photodrama Is
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an optimist and she said it all depends I
on whether folks talk about their
troubles or hers.
WUla Holt Wakefield, who is beloved
by patrons of the Orpheum circuit for
her artistic renditions of songs at the
piano, became Mrs. . Arnold - Foerster on
October 12. The wedding took place at
the Waldorf-Astoria, New York, and
was the happy ending to a lovers' quar
rel eight years ago, when the couple
were in San Francifco. -Soon after.
Wills became Mrs. Wakefield, but she
obtained a divorce a few months ago.
Mr. Foerster. who is in the automobile
business In Birmingham. Ala., immedi
ately began to press his suit and on Co
lumbus day tne two became one. Air.
Foerster is an Austrian by birtn. nut
be has lived long enough in America
to prefer to be known as a plain every
day citizen. The stage will not lose
Willa Holt Wakefield. who, after a
brief honeymoon, will start another
tour of the Orpheum circuit.
In Los Angeles Blanche King is
starring in "Nobody Home." Her hus
band. Charles Winninger, is featured
in the company. They are playing at
the Moroscq. In the company are also
Jack Pollard, Bessie Tannehill and Tom
Rector, all known to Portlanders.
The dinner given to George P. Good
ale in Detroit recently by citizens of
that city, in commemoration of his 50
years of service as dramatic critic' of
the Free Press, appears from all ac
counts to have been an exceptionally
brilliant affair. Not only did Detroit's
most distinguished men and women
turn out to do the veteran homage, but
neighboring states sent delegates, and
the Honorable Dudley Field Malone
journeyed all the way from New York
to represent the Lambs Club and en
gage In- hw favorite pastime of after
George V. Hobart. the first speaker
of the evening, contributed a poem
The -Most Spectacular
Production Ever Shown
10 Famous Stars of Filmdom; 5000 People; 1000
Scenes; Six Acts Marion Crawford's Great Novel;
E. H. Sothern's Most Famous Play The Story
Known by All-
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The Most Sensational Feature the Greatest Scenic
Feature the Best Portrayed and Altogether the
Cleanest Production in Portland.
SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION
THAT INIMITABLE BANJOIST
Doors Open Today at 11 A. M. Close 11 P. M. Advance Re
quests for Seats Indicate Great Rush Come Early.
dedicated to Mr. Goodale. which Is as
Vittv v&ra of slttinr
In the third row on the end, .
Fifty yemrs of waltlng
For the curtains to ascend;
Fifty years of reading
Through tho programme for a cine
Fiftv years of wond'rfng
What the actora mean to do.
Fifty years of watehlnir
While Act I. begins to grow;
Fifty years of butler, maids.
And those nbo start a show;
Fifty years of entrance --x
Heroine and star
Fifty years of curtain down
Exit to the bar.
Fiftv years of waiting
While the plot is growiiuc thick.
Fiftv years of heroes
Who arrive Just In the nick:
Fifty years of cusses
Who are ghoulish In their glee:
Fifty years of llst'nlng
To Jos Miller's progeny.
Fiftv years of hardships
For the heroes who have toiled; "
Fifty y.-ara of waiting
For the villains to be foiled.
Fiftv Years of watching
, Sad Elizas cross the ice;
Fifty years of virtue
Still triumphant over vice.
Fifty years of playwrights,
Oood and bad and queer;
Fifty years of notices
Ne'er a sting nor sneer:
Fifty years of kindly words.
Helpful, cheerful, straight
Such is George's record
On the Angel Gabriel's slats.
When the final curtain
Rings down, George, for you.
And you're at the Big Show
Cp above the blue.
God will save an aisla seat
. And fill your golden cup.
And say to you. "Enjoy it;
Ton don't have .o write it up:
.T. Tfnnwles. the Nature man. Is soon
to be-a film. He is . to be made into
a six-reel story dressed in nothing but
personality. The gent who looks out
for such things has sent me this:
"With the rugged Sierras for a backs-round.
Knowles has re-enacted his
I awe-ingplring exploits, when, absolnte-
10 Noted Stars
of the Film
A Great Picturization of the Drama
Developed From Du Maimer's Famous
and Still Popular Novel of Same Name
WASHINGTON AT PARK
ly naked and unarmed, he entered tho"
lone mountain fastnesses and carveuW
out and wrested a 30 days' existence;-
"Before the finest moving picture
cameras ever used, he built - huts."J
trapped and snared fish, game, snakes
and wild snimale, created fire with a""
stick, through friction, built canoes,
bows, arrows and fur garments, and
by sheer brains, endurance and keen
ness, showed that man needs no civi
lization in the battle for life."
Chorus Girl She don't look good in
Theatrical Manager You shouldn't,
say that. Say "She looks good in noth
Chorus Girl Naw, that ain't what I
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