I ' r ur,wiAj, rJKItiAMJ, - VJ V 11 -111 Sl.lt 7, ,ItfI5. - i - . . ' I ! i NEWS AND GOSSIP OF PLAYS AND PLAYERS BY LEONE CASS BAEK. SOME people who "recite" and give little parlor "readings" will never, never be able to understand why others who don't are so much more popular with their neighbors. If you were a tenor and someone sprinkled salt on a perfectly nice or ange you were going to eat Just before you went on to carol, would you con sider it sufficient cause to take your walking stick (if you are a tenor you'll have the walking stick) and beat the offender on his silk hat? "W'ouldja? "Well, that's exactly- what Canco de Prlmo, a tenor of the Boston Opera Company now at the Manhattan Opera House in New York, is accused of do ing. Because he did it the owner of the silk hat. whose head was In the hat at the time of the caning, has had Canco de Primo haled into court. The hatted one is Paolo Ananian. a Turco-Armenian basso, also of the com pany. The court proceedings are proceed ing in New York, but the typical cabotin row started in Detroit and has teen pleasantly pursued at every stop ping place. ' "When the company was playing in Detroit a sandbag was dropped from the flies to the stage a" few feet from where De Primo was standing. In Toronto scenery was overturned, nar rowly missing the tenor's head. The tenor became so nervous after the episode of the orange that ha says lie had to call upon his private secre tary, John Escalano, for safe conduct to New York. And upon their arrival, cays Ananian, he was attacked by the tenor and Escalano in the executive Toom of the opera-house, the tenor striking him with a cane and the sec retary punching him in the nose with out cause. Among the pretty developments is 25scalano's complete denial of Ananian's version, saying Ananian brushed into de Primo and called him a soiled pig. &v the secretary: "At that time the tenor had a portfolio in one hand and a. cane in the other, and that when Ananian grabbed him by the arm De Primo struck him on the hand with hie cane. The secretary says he merely had gone to act as peacemaker when Ananian attempted to strike him, and in self-defense he struck first.- . And then the tenor went to bed and got a medical certificate which says he can't come to court for days and days and days because he's so upset. This, by the way, is the eame Boston Opera Company that is headed by Pav lowa, the dancer and Felice Lyne, prima donna. Because th New York Hippodrome 1s presenting a ballet on ice skates the livening Sun remarks: "Two hundred pretty girls on ice," A show bill says. The dickens! Who'd pay the front seat purple price To see cold storage chickens? mm A new note in causes for divorce has been sounded in the suit filed by Chris tine Olive Wirt Eckman for the annul ment of her marriage to Harold N. Eckman. Harold is an usher in a the ater and Christine Olive eloped with him from Seattle. The suit has been filed in the Superior Court in Cali fornia and the grounds specified are that they married before they were of age. Christine Olive is the sister of Sldi "Wirt, the professional exhibition dan cer whose recent marwge to Jack Bpreckles about 10 minutes after he 2iad received hie divorce decree, was the nine days' chatter of San Fran cisco. Sidli, it will be remembered, was the pioneer in exhibition dancing at tea dansants in Portland at the Mult tiomah Hotel. Well, Sidi is now Mrs. Jack Spreckles and, while Jack's folk aren't falling all over themselves about it, she has made a place for herself and is a email power to be reckoned with. So, in the case of Sistef Christine Olive's divorce troubles, according to a Ban Francisco account of it. an at tempt was made to induce Harold to consent to the annulment without a court battle. No money was offered him, but it was represented that when one sister marries as fortunately as Bidi Wirt did when ehe captured Jack Spreckles it was not seemly for the other sister to continue to be the wife of an usher in a theater. But the per euasion failed to persuade. So the suit was filed. From London comes news that Dion Bouccicault, for the last 14 years the English producer for Charles Frohman, lias arranged with Sir Charles Wynd ham and Mary Moore to enter the man agement of the New Theater at Christ mas, producing there 'Teter Pan." John F. Loan showed John Logan, Jr., a picture of an imposing person with a full-bottomed wig and a dys peptic air and told him the man's name was Handel. And a few days later the child proudly pointed out the picture and said, "I know him; his name is Knob." According to Rennold Wolf, In the New York Morning Telegraph, it has just come to light that Bert Levy, vaudevillt.m, lecturer and newspaper cartoonist, has voluntarily sacrificed 115,000, rather than run any risk of offending his fellow Jews. The action has attracted widespread interest inj jewiun circles, and nearly every publi cation supporting that faith has in dorsed it editorially. The facts came to light at the Palace Theater, where 2Ur. Levy is to appear. Mr. Levy had arranged for a series f cartoons, known as "Samuels and S.vlenx," to be published through a syndicate In about 60 newspapers. They were not intended to be offensive and were not generally so regarded. How ever, when Mr. Levy learned that the Anti-DefamatlSn League, organized to eliminate offensive references to the Jews from the stage and newspapers, bad decided to consider the character of his cartoons, he promptly decided to suspend their publication. To do this INAUGURAL CONCERT Madame Lucie Valair Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano From Paris, France. HEILIG THEATER Sunday, Nor. 14, at 3 P. M. Varied programme, ranging from sacred music to opera in costume. Madame Valair will be assisted by Miss Katherine Ensey, Soprano Mr. G. C. Kirchman, 'Cellist Mr. J. Hutchison, Accompanist Admission 50c, 75c and $1 Tickets also at Sherman & Clay. he canceled contracts amounting to more than $12,000. and paid in addition 2200 to disgruntled publishers. "I withdrew the series," said Mr. Levy, "because I do not want one fellow Jew in all the world to think ill of me. Editors all over the country, who subscribed to my series, absolutely ob jected to my changing the name of the series, or the characteristics of the principals, which they considered kind ly and quite harmless. In order to meet the wishes of the Anti-Defamation League, whose principles I admire, I voluntarily gave them up. Twenty Anti-Defamation Leagues could not have suppressed them." The cyclonic comedienne, Eva Tanguay, is ill In a Chicago hospital, where she is to undergo an operation upon her vocal cords. A bit shaker. ?Va JPtlmistic I-don't-care philo sophy. - I am afraid that I am losing my voice." she said, after a surgeon had made an examination. "The trouble has been coming on for some time. It all comes from shouting so loudly in my songs. The people like it. and we ? ,ve in to them. I've can celed all of my engagements and will stay here until I get well, if I can get well. , NEWS OF THE THEATERS (Continued From Pate 2) fore the American public today. Ma hatma is a mystery and she will en deavor to answer all sensible questions given her. She has appeared in the larger cities of America and foreign countries, and has baffled the scien tists with her performance, which is one of art, adroitness and dexterity. Amid settings of gray and old rose, with costume changes to match, a cou ple calling themselves merely "Grey and Old Rose," have what is believed to be the most artistic singing and dancing-act that has come to the Empress this season. Piquancy is added by in timate glimpses of the dainty dressing rooms while they change costumes. They sing pleasingly, and dance every thing from the old-fashioned mazurka to the fancy step and whirlwind ath letic dances. The Four Wanderers will offer mirth, music and melody. There are three young women and a young man in the offering. Seymour and Dupre, another "big time" attraction, will present a novelty entitled "In a Real Vaudeville Act." Their skit consists of comedy, singing and piano selections. The Rice "Brothers, character come dians, will present new narratives and nonsense. O. M. Bicknell and Mariam Gibney will present a vaudeville trivial ity called "A Small Town Johnny." The new bill is looked upon as one of the best Sullivan & Considine show en tour. IiYKIC IS TO PUT ON FARCE "Tlie AVrong Mr. Wright" Is Play of Many Complications. Starting with the matinee today and running all wee., with daily bargain matinees, Dillon and King, with their Ginger Girls and company of princi pals, will present at the Lyric Theater the farce comedy with musical inter polations, "The Wrong Mr. Wright." The action of this comedy is exceed ingly lively and affords a series. of un usual complications to the various members of the company. Several elaborate costumes will be worn by the Ginger Girls, who, under the direction of Teddy LaDue. will be seen to ad vantage in well-arranged ensemble numbers The plot of the comedy deals with the troubles of two married men out for a good time and the complications that arise from the explanations that they rind necessary to give to their Si . Charlie ! i 1 fl 1 1 r E B as if E f X si i B I 5 wives. Mike Dooley is kept out vwsn, owing to the break down of the machinery in a pleasure device at the Pacihc-Panama Exposi tion. Returning home next morning, he is confronted by his wife, who demands an explanation. Mrs. Leshinski ap pears unexpectedly and demands a pair of field glasses that Dooley borrowed from her the night before at the ex position. In thia manner the usual woman in the case turns up. The fun reaches, its height when the real bright, of Bluflville, appears in an swer to the telegram sent by Mike's wife. The following have been cast to splendid advantage: Dillon and i, VfrL ,Lawrence, Charlie Reilly. Frank Harrington. Grace Allen. Clar- LalJue ' OHVe Artoa and Teddy The music programme has been care fully arranged by Producer Ben Dillon as an extra feature he win present o.ri3 Ani. Oakley and the Ginger Girls in "Charlie Chaplin's Feet," one Of the funniest musical numbers ever presented on a stage. The girls will give a correct impersonation of this popular movie star and a good laugh is- assured all the Lyric patrons. Tues day night will again see the profit sharing plan. This was a great suc cess last week, the patrons being more than agreeably surprised. Friday night after each contest the popular chorus girls contest will be held after each Performance. The matinees are at iiik Toniht three performances ? . , siven. the first commencing at 6 o clock sharp. M. COSTELLO AT NATIONAL "The Man Who Couldn't Beat tied" Is Thrilling Picture. Undoubtedly the most weird produc tion in motion picture drama is "The Man Who Couldn't Beat God," in which Maurice Costello, the universal .favor ite, begins a three-day engagement at the National today. It is a five-act 'Big four" Vitagraph special, in which Costello is seen at his best. His cast is also notable. "The Man Who Couldn't Beat God" is a story of love, success and wealth but with a tinge of -horror of long ago appearing as a nemesis throughout. Martin Henchford is a man of peculiar character He believes heVkn erase from his life the memory c' a horri ble past, that he can destroy in his own mind every trace of a crime. Years before he had committed mur der on one Lord Rexford. His cun ning saved detection. Later he turns up in New York, where, in the inter est of his vocation, he is brought into great danger. He proves a hero. In the excitement which ensues the im age of the past flits across his vision. Then follow successes, one after an other in business, in honor, in love, put an ever-increasing series of visions Is produced by his conscience. This is augmented by the unbelieva ble and most strange recurrence in the shape of unforeseen accident, of haunting "shadow of the vallev of death," which dogs his footsteps. With everything in his grasp the Governor of the state, the husband of one of the sweetest women in the world he is unable to forget: is able to erase all but a conscience. He still believes he can beat God. Does he succeed? This Is powerfully brought out in a true-to- life ending not a story-book finish. Photographic and scenic portrayal are also good features of this production. Two good comedies, one a slap-stick and the other unusual, are also on the bill, making a varied as well as spe cial feature programme. There is also the special Sunday music. MAN IN HOTEL ROBBED New York Banker Declares He Was Forced to Sign Drafts. NEW YORK. Nov. 1. George Ban croft, a banker, paid $2500 to bandits who held him up in the University Apartment Hotel, according to the story he told in Magistrate House's court todayi Don Collins, a salesman, was arrested by Detectives Hasklns and Kajly, on complaint of Bancroft, who said Collins had pointed a revolver at him and forced him to sign two sight drafts of $2500 each. "I met Collins at my office at It Beaver street a month ago," Bancroft told the Magistrate in the West Side Court. "He represented himself as a possible purchaser of stocks. On the night of October 10 I was met by Collins at the hotel and taken to a private room. Two men entered, and before I knew what had happened Col lins had drawn a revolver and pressed it against my head. He ordered me to sign two sight drafts for $2500 each. I did. "Collins then threatened to circulate Improper stories about me if I made any complaint." One of the drafts was presented at his office next morning before he came to business, Bancroft said, and was promptly paid. When the second draft was presented for payment. Bancroft continued, it was refused, and complaint was made by him to Assistant District Attorney Em bree. Collins was held in $15,000 ball on a charge of extortion. AMPHITHEATER IS WANTED Dean Haggett Would Replace Old Building at University. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Nov. 3. The old wooden amphitheater, a relic of the Alaska, Yukon and Pa cific Exposition situated on the west side of the campus overlooking Lake Washington, is to be torn down and replaced by a permanent structure, provided the dream of Dean Arthur S. Haggett is realized. His plan, which Is now before President Suzzallo, is to seek donations to cover the expense of construction. Approximately $50,000 would be needed to build an amphithea ter resembling that at California. The site is superior to that at Ber keley, in the opinion of Dean Haggett, as the natural formation of the ground would make little excavating neces sary. The acoustic properties even of the present amphitheater, which is in such a state of ruin as to be useless, are remarkable, an ordinary speaking voice being audible in every part gt it. When elephants are in the vicinity or tt(rersthey beat their trunks on the ground. B W B Chaplin's 8 FEET ' Special Feature " With B DILLON S & KING i In the n WRONG MR. WRIGHT at the ' g LYRICi theaterJ Week Starting Matinee Today g Tuesday Night Prof- B it-sharing. It's money g in your pocket. - Friday Night Chorus ? Girls' contest. B Bargain Matinees every afternoon 2:30, Sun- days and holidays ex- cepted. Any Seat 10c g Two shows week nights 7:30 and 9:10. 8 Tonight, Three Shows B Commencing at 6 P. M. g ' yi:y -jSfL first :: I tO? V- :- VAUDEVILLE t; Y J5C jiSlvt APPEARANCE & k20c IN PORTLAND : i Mahatma fj I mm . ,. ,. 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