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Till? .SUNDAY OREGOXIAX;' PORTLAND; OYT3IBER 5, 1916.
NEW YORK'S QUIET THEATRICAL WEEK FOLLOWED
BY BIG ASSORTMENT OF INTERESTING OFFERINGS
Treasure Island, a Charming Version of Stevenson's Play, Has Its Second Opening "Paganini Withdraws to
Make Room for "Major Pendennis" Annette Kellerman's New Feature Picture, "A Daughter of the Gods.
A Show of Quality."
BROADWAY AND MORRISON Milton W. Seaman. Mgr.
Home of Portland's Great Dramatic Stock Company
THE ALCAZAR PLAYERS
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BY LLOYD K. LOXERGAX.
NEW YORKi' Nov. 4.-?-(Speefal.)
It was a quiet week theatrically
from October 22 to 2S. There
were but two openings, the""" new An
nette Kellerman feature picture (suc
cessor to "Neptune's Daughter'') and
the second'season of "Treasure Island."
But it was followed with a host of good
things this week. Moving day seems
to have come in earnest.
"Paganin.1" withdrew to make room
for John Williams' production of "Major
Pendennis." which has John Drew in
the tlelisthtful part. Thackeray's novel.
"The Newcomes." is one' of the most
popular of his books among students
of literature and to ildtimers. It will
be interesting to note how the younger
and the newer generation, who prefer
everything to be strictly up to date,
will take to this production. The pro
duction and Its effect on the public
will be noted later.
George Arliss' withdrawal is onlv
temporary. He will play "The Profes
sor's Love Story" on the road for a
few weeks and then bring it into New
York as an added play for his reper
toire. TMCniilni" Shelved "for Time. '-
"Paganini" will be temporarily
shelved, but may be brought out duiing
the course of his season. It i. a co
incidence that "Major .Pendennis"
should oust Mr. Arliss, fox it was in
another dramatization of .Thackeray 'a
that George Arliss made one of- the
biggest hits of his career- as Steyn
in "Vanity Fair."
' Otis Skinner's role ' ir "Mister An
tonio" has been closely allied with the
last part of Mr. Arliss. The two plays
came into town the same week and
after having played as rival attrac
tions a few doors apart, both left, at
. the same time. "Mister Antonio," how
ever, will not return until next season.
as Mr. bkinner's tour will be a Ions
one. Portland will be visited early in
1917, and an opportunity will be given
for Judgment at first hand' as to the
merits of "Mister Antonio." Some
critics prefer it to any' recent part that
the clever actor has had, while others
are not so optimistic. Artistically it
is delightful atd the cheerful, warm
hearted Italian is made a real ljuman
being by Mr. Skinner.
A. Toxin Worm Hetnrnn.
A. Toxin Wurm, who has been gen
eral press representative for the
Shuberts for many -years, returned to
New York after an absence of more
than six months. He is well known in
Portland, as .he is in every large city
(and one or two smaller ones!) and
visited there recently with the Winter
Garden Show. Instead of a vacation,
he traveled as general representative
and greatly enjoyed the experience. His
place in the New York office was taken
in his absence by F. C. Wilstach. who
now is presiding. over the- destinies of
the Winter Garden affairs in New York
and the former representative. Mr.
Grennicker, is traveling with the latest
company to go on the road. This last
will be seen in Portland later in the
season. A new production is due at the
Winter Garden next week.
"Arms and the Girl," with Fay
Painter in the leading woman's role,
made a great hM. and the impression
has lasted. Cyril Scott shares the" hon
ors, and the story is of particular in
terest, as it tells of the experiences of
traveling Americans who were unfor
tunate enough to be caught in the "war
zone" at the wrong time.
Another unknown who has made an
unqualified success is Rudolph Bren
nan, a society man who had taken
part in amateur' theatricals with the
Iambs and other societies. He fitted
the type required by Mr. Broadhurst as
his leading juvenile in "Rich Man, Poor
Man," and as he was & friend of Basil
Broadhurst, the offer was . made and
accepted. Mr. Brennan scored a decided
hit as the lame nephew of the crusty
rich old ,man. and another unknown
made a hit On Broadway. Mr. Brady,
who produced the play, will bring out
his third production within a few days.
It -is "Object. -Matrimony." the Jules
Eckert Goodman-Monts gue Glass play,
which will succeed "The Intruder" at
the Candler Theater. A notable cast
will interpret the roles, and the play
has been described as a sort of Potash
and Perlmutter play. As Mr. Glass
wrote the latter, he is privileged ti
Xew Dramas Appear. .
"So Long. Letty," will open at the
Schubert on Monday, and "Goodness
Gracious. Annable," will succeed the
Dolly Sisters in the Lawrence -Rising
play. "His Bridal Night." Anothfnew
production that comes to New York
with the stamp of approval of no less
a city than San Francisco is "Come Out
of the Kitchen." which has Ruth Chat
terton and Bruce McKae in the leads.
The story is by Alice Duer Miller,
whose novel has been dramatized by A.
E. Thomas. The part is said to fit
Miss Chatterton like the proverbial
glove. She will be remembered as the
original heroine of "Daddy Long Legs."
Cyril Maude will toe seen shortly in
a new play. "The Basker." by Clifford
Mills, an Hnglish dramatist, not very
well known in this country. The cast,
chiefly Knglish. includes Muriel Martin
Harvey. Maude Milton, Marguerite Les
lie. Cynthia Brooks. Alice Gordon.
Madeline Meredith. Florence Le Clercq.
Hassard Short, Kdgar Norton. Frank
Kingdon and Kduard Lester. Margaret
Anglin and company Jn "Caroline" will
go on the road.
"Backfire," the Walter Lawrence
play, which is proving an exception to
the rule, is moving into the Lyceum
for a long run. This Is the piece that
was criticised severely by the critics,
but which has drawn the public in
OPHIE : ,
THE 1UARY GARDEN OF RAGTDIE
And Her Five Kings of Syncopation
JOHNNY CAXTWELL AND RETA WALKER
RUTH BUDD The Girl With the Smile
. THE ORIGINAL DAFFYDILL
BEEMAN AND ANDERSON Speed Boys
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j-bm n m n fef ttti i
ESTELLE RICHE AND VERA BURT
ORPHEUM TRAVEL WEEKLY
ORPHEUM CONCERT ORCHESTRA
For the Epicures of Vaudeville a Little Side Dish Entitled
great numbers to see it. Mr. Lawrence
contends that the play did not have a
fjtir deal, that a mnrrt imnnrta rtt nnen-
ing the same, night took the real dra- i
matic writers to review it, and that
the substitutes sent to his theater did
not know their business. This seems
in a fair way to being proved, since
the public v.as taken such a great in
terest In "Backfire." which has as its
stars Frederick Truesdale and Mary
"Under Sentence." the new Roi Me-Brue-Irvin
Cobb drama of prison life,
is doing well, and a number of promi
nent people have been guests of honor.
The management hoped to have ex
Warden Osborne present to give his
opinion, but so far they have not been
able to manage it. .
"Hip. Hip, Hooray," Starts Off.
"Hip, Hip. Hooray," the Hippodrome
spectacle of a year ago, has started
on its travels, and if the theaters se
lected prove satisfactory as substitutes
for "the- 'largest, playhouse in the
world," it is probable that the plan
will be followed every year. Philadel
phia is the first city to be visited, and
the advance sales have been most grat
ifying. The first-night audience will
Include the Mayor, the City Council,
the Governor and his staff, besides
many prominent social leaders. 1 Never
since the opera opening have so many
prominent persons been gathered to
gether. "The Big Show" continues to prove
popular, as the crowds on Sixth avenue
every night testify. "Toto" has added
to his original part and has some new
clown stunts that are very funny, and
Haru Onuki, the Japanese prima donna,
has another song in preparation to use
in addition to her "Poor Butterfly."
which is one of the hits of the "Big
Show." Japanese prima donnas are a
bit rare in fhla part of the country.
Her appearance on the same bill with
Mile. Pavlova led to the rumor that
she was the same little Japanese who
sang with the Boston Grand Opera
Company at the Manhattan . Opera
house last year, when Pavlowa had a
shaj-e in the evening's entertainment,
but Haru Onuki is jf newcomer in New
Annette Kellerman Picture Liked.
Annette Kellerman. with the same
genius directing the picture that made
"Neptune's Daughter," Herbert Brenon,
but under different management came
into the Lyric Theater with "A Daugh-
ter of the Gods, which has been over
a year In the making. ; The sea scenes
were particularly beautiful, and here
Miss Kellerman was in her element.
The story is of a fairy soft, dealing
with transmigration of the soul from
one form to another. Anitia is first a
songbird, belonging to a little girl
named Nydia, who leaves the cage door
open and she flies away to join her
The Bird of the Blue Sky has had
his existence ended by a cruel cat. and !
Anitia, in grief, sinks into the sea. i
where another transformation takes i
place and the lovers become the daugh- '
ter of the gods and a charming prince.
There are witches and other evil in
fluences who make th-ir lives unhappy,
but after many trials the souls of the
bird lovers are united in the after
world antl like the close of the fairy
tale," they live happily ever after
ward." William Fox has spared no ex
pense in making this production, and,
judging from the crowds at the open
ing performances, tho picture has
caught the public fancy.
. "Treaaure I r 1 a n d " Opeoa.
"Treasure Island" came back to the
Punch and Judy Theater for its second
season. Charles Hopkins Had ht.ped to
make ai new production tins reason.
There was little change in the cast. Mr.
and Mrs. Hopkins appearing in thc-ir
original parts, but the addition of
Henry K. Dixey to the cast was a nota
ble one. As Long John Silver he gave
a tine interpretation of the famous o'd
villain and was greatly applauded. The
tiny playhouse was crowded and al
ready tseats are sold far In advance. Its
charm is its quaintnes and small size,
but there are times when the latter
fact Is a disadvantage.
"My Lady's Name" has also started
its second season, but with a road toi.r.
Marie Tempest and Grahame Browne
have their original roles and Beryl
Mercer goes along in her same funny
purt. The first stop is Brooklyn, then
Philadelphia, and while A "Coast tour
has not been planned. It may be ex
tended into one. Miss Tempest is a f
orite outside New York and enjoys
traveling across the continent.
Klsle Ferguson shortly will come into
New York in Hulbert Foottier's play.
"A New York Ulrl." Robert Kdcson.
after an absence of three years in pic
ture work, will be sVen in "His Broth
er's Keeper." by Robert Porter, said to
be a Iron. interesting drama. The
supporting cast includes Stella Archer,
Ann Mar Donald. Ada C. Nevll. Mabel
Carruthers-. Alice Fleming, Mary New
comb, T. Jerome Lawlcr. Wilfred Lytell.
Arthur B. Byron and Hallet Bosworth.
ANOTHKIt WONDKRKIL PLAY
IHd yon are "ON TRI AL" laat week! IMd you hear about It f
See "The Eternal Magdalene" this week sec all the great plays
that are to come.
Secure your SEASON SEATS and be a regular Baker patron.
"The Eternal Magdalene" Ih a powerful, modern drama, in which
Julia Arthur returned to the stage last season In New York.
She is presumed to be the woman whom Christ saved from the
mob in Jerusalem 000 years ago. and who has come down through
the ages to protect her unfortunate sisters from crueltv and
persecution. "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."
A GRIPPING STORY WITH STARTLING EF
FECTS AND MAGNIFICENT STAGE SETTINGS
Evening. 23c. SOc. 75c. Sunday and Saturday Matinees, S5r, ROe.
NEXT WEEK Edgar Selwyn's Famous Comedy
NEARLY MARRIED First Time in Stock.
INDOOR GARDENS MAY BE HAD
IF RIGHT PLANTS ARE CHOSEN
Regular Care, Rather Than 'Infrequent Drenching, Produces Beautiful
Floral Boxes for Window Sills Some of Varieties Should Be Washed.
THROUGHOUT the Winter the
housewife, if she cares to take
the necessary trouble, may have
compensation for the lack of her out
door garden by growing various plants
In window boxes or pots In the house.
For the most part she will have to
content herself with foliage! though
she may be able to coax a few flowers
to bloom. The following suggestions
for preparations for the indoor garden
and for caring for it later are made by
specialists of the Department of Agri
culture. If an Indoor window box is decided
upon, a good depth for it is about
eight inches. The bottom of the box
should be covered with stones and
broken ' pottery for drainage. This
should be covered with a. layer of moss
to prevent the soil from working down
and clogging the drainage spaces. The
drainage and moss should take up to
gether about two Inches. The greater
the body of soil above the mots, the
more uniformly moist it may be kept.
The soil should fall to fill the box by
from dne and a half to two inches.
Box Should Kill Window.
The indoor window box should be
as long, as the window is wide, and
to get as much light as possible It
should be level with the window sill.
It may be placed either on brackets,
a table, or legs permanently fastened
to it. A hole or holes should be pro
vided in the bottom of the box and a
drip pan should be placed beneath to
catch drainage water.
The top of the soil should be al
lowed to become lry occasionally. The
results of watering should be closely
observed, and the supply regulated ac
cording to needs. Watering may be
necessary in sunshiny weather, espe
cially towards Spring, every day or at
least every other day. " In cloudy and
midwinter weather-It will not be nec
essary io water more often than once
a wee't. In general It is better to
ted geraniums to bloom indoors dur
ing the Winter. To accomplish this
it is necessary to pot them in a way
to restrict root growth and" to keep
them fairly dry.
Potted ferns require close care. They
should be kept slightly moist at all
times, but should not e overwatered.
Occasionally the potted ferns should
be placed in a tub and given a bath
with weak suds rruide from a good
grade of soap. Besides removing ac
cumulations of dust from the fronds,
the baths remove minute Insect para
sites. The suds must be rinsed off
Heicular Watering Kaaentlal.
Potted palms should be regularly wa
tered, hut not kept motst. While small
the plants should be washed like ferns.
When too large for such treatment the
tops should be sprayed frequently with
clear water. Small quantities of bone
meal and wood ashes should be stirred
into the soil occasionally, or the plants
may be watered now and then with
manure water or ammonia water (a
teaspoonful of ammonia, to a quart of
Rubber plants should bo treated
much as are palms, but the soil should
he kept somewhat more mott. olean
ders may be treated practically liko
palms. Aspidistras require lrss atten
tion than the other plants mentioned.
Thy should be kept rather d-rier tnan
palms and rubber plants. A dry, sandy
soil Is required for cacti.
l nequalea Vaudeville Broadway at Alder. Mat
inee Dally. SioO. Twice Mabtlr, 7 and 0. Popular
Prlcea Hoxea and I.oaiea lteaerved.
Week Commencing Monday Matinee
water lightly and frequently than
heavily and infrequently, although Just
the reverse is considered best when
watering is done out of doors In the
Few Varletlea SujEgeated.
Only plants f the same general
character should be placed in window
boxes, since plants of different kinds
require different treatment. Begonias
are about the only plants that may
he expected to flower In a window box.
For the. most part foliage alone must
be depended upon as the contribution,
of the indoor plants to the attractive
ness of the room.
Among the plants which may be
grown for foliage tor window boxes
are ferns, geraniums, Kenilworth rvy.
smilax. and aspidistra. The latter
plant is especially valuable as a win
dow box plant, as it will thrive in
spile of considerable noglect, drouth
and dust- Direct sunlight also is not
required by this adaptable plant.
An advantage in growing plants in
pots instead of in boxes is that a larger
variety can be grown, since diflerem
treatment may be given. In addition
to the plants already mentioned for
growing in window boxes, palms, rub
ber plants, and cacti may be grown in
pots. It is advisable in growing all
these plants ; to make use of regular
florists' potting soil, made up of one
part compost, one part good loam, and i
one part sand. It is well to add one
twentieth part bone meal to the mix
ture. Itepottlna: Sonettmea Neeennary.
From time to time examinations
should be given to see whether the
plants require repotting. This is done
when the soil is moist by inverting
the plants and tapping the pot until
It can be lifted off. If the surface of
the ball of earth is entirely covered
with roots, the plants should he placed
!n a larger pot, soil being ttrmed Into
the spaces. , '
It is possible sometimes to force pot-
A NUT SUNDAE"
Vaudeville's Sparkling Musical Refreshment Con
cocted by Jules Walter, Served by Virgil P. Bennett
SPECIAL! Watch the latest National and local Election Returns
at Pantages Tuesday night.
3 Mori Brothers 3
Sherman, Van & Hyman
The Rathskeller Rascals
The Versatile Amuser
Clifford & Mack
The Prime Entertainers
The Peculiar Character
The Second Episode of the
Thrilling; Motion Picture
"The Lass of the Lumber
lands" With Beautiful
Continuous Today 2:15 to 11 Last Performances
HERBERT LLOYD & CO. in "PEACHES IN PAVN
"And an All-Star Vaudeville Proprramme
HOME OIJ THE BIG SHOWS"
Formerly tie Orpaeuua Broadway at Yamhill.
Four Days, Starting Sunday
6 SUPERLATIVE VAUDEVILLE ACTS 6 J
Malvern's Comiques E
A' AMVSIXO PAXTOMI5IE OVELTl. a
The Homestead Singers
"Just a Song at Twilight,"
A Charming Number.
Mitch and Mitchell
Those tjouthern Banjo Boys.
Hartz and Evans
Singing,' Talklncr and Dancing-Frivolities.
World's Foremost Colored Ventriloquist.
MeClure and Dolly
Equllibristic Juggling Novelty.
Through the Cinema
FEATIRE PKTIHF.S DK H'XE.
I Alwaya the Kent In Photoplava.
"The Light That Failed" X7-prlV,u W i
Booster feature film, will be ahown here Monday. Tuesday & Wednesday.
Ciet Eleetloa Returaa la Comfort at the -Hip" Tueaday Mght. M
Poatlaoma Today. Taeadar 1 to II. Other Daya 1 t-U to 11.