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THE SUNDAY OREGOyiAy, FORTLAND, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
NEW PRODUCTIONS OF MORE THAN USUAL MERIT
APPEAR IN WEEK IN NEW YORK PLAYHOUSES
Oliver Morosco Opens New Theater With "Canary Cottage," Which Scores Heavily William Gillette Makes Hit
iu a ouccessiui calamity" "Lilac Time," Jane Cowl's New Part, Makes Fine Impression.
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BY LLOYD F. LONERGAN.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. (Special.)
Few weeks have equaled the
number of new productions of
the one that has just passed. Not
since early In the theatrical sea
ton have so many new (and good)
things been presented in a single
week. Oliver Morosco started the ball
rolling by a special invitation affair to
the members of the press and various
honored ones among the profession to
attend a special performance of "Canary
Cottage" on Sunday night. The next
nigh, the regular public were Invited
to come and bring their pocketbooks
"Canary Cottage" was a notable af
fair In many respects. First of all. the
-music has bee sung and Victrolaized
for many months, because this musical
comedy has the San Francisco mark of
euccesd upon it. Then it signaled the
addition of another new theater to the
long list now in New York and the pub
lic was Just as eager to view the In
terior of the Morosco as to see the
much-advertised play. " The theater is
located directly opposite the Astor on
Forty-fifth street and is attractive out
side as well as inside the building. The
Interior is painted a soft gray and the
furnishings are plum colored. The story
Is by Mr. Morosco and Elmer Harris,
who are responsible for "So -ong Let
ty." and. like the other play. It deals
with life In California. This time It
Is among the bungalow colony.
Herbert Cothrell is the chief 1 fun
maker, with Trixie Friganza as a close
second. Dorothy Webb and Heine Da
vies have the leading singing roles and
Charles Ruggles (of "Rolling Stone"
tame) plays his first musical comedy
part In delightful fashion. There are
beautiful chorus girls, superb costumes
and the play is mounted In the typical
Morosco style. Among the song hits
that preceded "Canary Cottage" to New
York are: "It's Always Orange Day in
California," "Old Man Methnsaleh" and
"The Syncopated Harp." Mrixie Frigan
za has a screamingly funny burlesque
of thj overture from William Tell,"
whioh is sure to m. a great hit- -
W illiam Gillette's new p' "A Suc
cessful Calamity," came the same night
as the formal opening of the Morosco.
olare Kummer, whose "Goodjess Gra
cious Anal j1" has just -.Ken to the
road, is the author. It tells of an
lerican family. In sociei. . so en
grossed in their own affairs that poor
father has come to be considered only
as the provider of the luxuries. He Is
never considered at all there is no
time for him in their busy Jives so
fatuer conceives t-e idea of losing his
money and thereby tear'es them a
much-needed lesson. William Gillette's
quiet, dry manner was admirably
adapted to the leading role and the rest
of the company well chosen. They in
cl ided: Roland Young, Ruth Findlay,
Estelle Winwood and Richard Sterling.
The play was produced by Arthur Hop
kins and the beautiful settings designed
by Robert Edmund Jones.
Jane Jowle, under new management
an- in a new sort of play, was received
with great applause at the Republic
Theater. "Lilac Time" is a story of
the pre. -ni war, h Miss ( owl as a
trusting French peasant who falls in
love with an English soldier (Arroe
Caldara). She teaches him French and
he teaches her English and they fall in
love. The soldier goes away to fight
for his country and dies in nattle. The
tory tells of her anguish as typical of
what is eing suffered today by hun
dreds of women acros the sea. Miss
Cowl, with Jane Murfln, is responsible
for the drama, about which the critics
seem divided. All agree that the act
ing of the clever actress ranks with her
best and is a welcome relief from her
all "weepy" roles. The play, as a play.
Is another question. Possibly it will be
rewritten and made more dramatic
A breezy sea comedy is "You're in
Love." the new Arthur Hammerstein
offering. It is by the same authors as
"Katinka," "High Jinks" and "The Fire
fly" and haa a. very melodious score.
One "novelty" is a song in the second
act, sung by Marie Flynn. The scene
is set on ah ocean liner, with a very
realistic ship setting- on a very realistic
ocean. Miss . Flynn, pink pajamas,
comes out on deck, walks onto a boom
thit swings over the heads of the
audience from the mast and swings
from side to side over the orchestra,
singing, tnct -ne is only dreaming. In
Boston, where. "You're in Love" has
Just been playing, one of the sports of
the evening was to secure a pink slip
per while Miss Flynn was singing that
song. HarVard dormitories are said
to be filled with pma slippers all of
which are supposed to have adorned
her feet! Anyway, two men secured the
slippers the. first night and applications
for seats down front will be at a pre
mium. The other catchy numbers are
'You're-in Love" and a syncopated num
ber, "Things You Must Not Do." There
is an exceptionally young and beautiful
chorus and Florine Arnold, Lawrence
Wheat. May Thompson and Harry
Clarke are. among the principals.
Great Divide." with Henry
Miller, and "If." Mark Swan's modern
drama of preparedness and universal
military training, were also produced
and will be reviewed later.
gramme which gives the characters in
"the order in which they speak." Thus,
though Reginald Barlow comes on the
stage first. Emma Dunne has the open
ing lines, so . ?r name precedes his.
"Old Lady II" has come to be used as
a new expression! It means. a sort of
mollycoddle man. so used to feminine
society that masculine is too strenuous
for him. This takes its origin in the
title of the play, for Old Lady 31 la a
man! The home ac-n lodates but 30
old ladles, but the inmates are sorry
to see the couple separated, particular
ly as the man must go to the poorhouse,
so they decide by unanimous vote to
take hlrj in. too. Of course' he is
spoiled to death the ladies and it al
most spoils a perfectly good husband.
Another wife but Angle (admirably
played by Emma Dunne) would have
given up in despair, but she goes along
in a sort of "Pollyanna" way and is re
warded by an inheritance which takes
the devoted couple back to their old
home, far away from the spoiling in
fluences of the old ladies. The play
has caught the public fancy as "some
'Royalty at Red Wing" Has
Setting in Arizona.
Second Episode of "Tke Srrret
Kingdom," Vltasraplt Production.
Is Replete With ThrUllng- Situations.
The proposed plans for a community
theater -for Brooklyn are to become a
reality.- On the 26th the first produc
tion will be made in the auditorium of
the Y. M. C. A., on Hanson Place, and
it is planned to have a permanent or
ganization of professional actors and
produce only new plays. The first of
these will be "Van Zorn," a four-act
comedy by Edwin Arlington Robinson,
and the director of the company is
Henry B. Stillman. Among the play
ers are: Helen Holmes (not the picture
actress), Wright - Kramer. Margaret
Sedden, Frank Conway, Ward Thorn-
ton and Frank Gregory. The experi
ment is await d with great interest. It
is due . entirely to the efforts of the
Brooklyn Daily Eagle that -e plan
has been perfected. They have been
trying for some time to interest people
In the idea and the indorsement of the
Brooklyn Civic Club was but cne step
in securing public co-operation. Two
stock companies are now firmly estab
lished in Brooklyn and the manager of
the Fifth Avenue Theater has offered
great inducements to any Brooklyn
playwright who will send him a good
play. A contest will start shortly (un
der the auspices of th Eagle, and the
winner will not o: ly receive a cash
prize and fine presentation of his play
by the stock company, but an oppor
tunity not often given to budding dra
matists, who are "persona non grata"
with most managers.
The second edition of the Winter Gar
den Show will come on Monday and Is
said to outdo anything ever attempted
at the Big Playhouse.
"Oh Boy" is the title of 'he newest
Princess production and will cause Alia
i.azimova and " 'Ception Shoales" to
take to the road. It 1 a mucical com
edy on the lines of "Very Good Eddy"
and "Nobody. Homo." "The Love o' Mike"
(produced by Miss Marbury and the
Shuberts instead of with Ray Corn
stock) is doing well at the Shubert and
seems likely to continue for some time.
A Scotch society, out of comnlimnt t
Mollie Mclntyre, had a big theater party
the other night and the other principals
threaten to bring in their country folks.
mai mey may secure similar ovations.
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1 -i ana .wrs. ioourn. who have re- I
' Viv,H "TV T I . l . 1
wavAck wiiu great
success, are going to inaugurate a se
ries of special matinees of "The Imag
inary Invalid," which Edith Ellin trans
lated from Moliere. The dates will be
reDruary so, Z3 and 27. "ine Yellow
Jr.cket" was produced first this season
at special matinees until a theater
could be secured for the performances.
Gilbert Chesterton's "Magic" and
Galsworthy's "The kittle Man" will be
produced the same day and at the Rial
to Theater Mr. Rothapfel will offer as a
special attraction "The Vicar of Wake
field." with Frederick Warde in the
title role. This is the first time that
a feature from the ThanhmiM, u t n-i in
has been offered at the Rialto. but the i
unusuai oeauty or toe picture appealed
to the esthetic ir. Rothapfel and the
play will be seen for a week. Promi
nent in the cast is Carey Hastings, who
was seen here a few years ago in "Mrs.
Temple's Telegram." in which she
created the comedy role of Martha
Brown and later In "The Olrl From
Rector's." Miss Hastings is the wife of
the old vicar and her picturesque cos
tumes and charming acting add much to
the delight of the production.
-heater-goers who go early are in
variably annoyed by late comers, who
disturb th. m by their noise a: d con
fusion. While foreign theaters do not
permit late comers to take their seats
until the intermission, few New York
manager have dar attempt the ex-
1 iimiii. tioo ivugei, wno manages -"Old
jady 31' decided when he pre-
sented the play on Broadway that he i
would .have no such interruptions and'
there are none at the Thirty-ninth i
Street Theater. It is a great relief to
be able to hear every word of the play
without unnecessary interruption. An
other innovation la the theater pro- j
mOTALTT AT RED WING" ia the
Iv name of the second episode of
"The Secret Kingdom." the Louis
Joseph Vance story Vitagraph Is pre
senting In 'serial form. The first dealt
with the murder of the King and
Queen of Alanla and the saving of the
life of the little Crown Prince by de
Twenty years later, Philip Ban-
the rightful King of Alania. but en
tirely in ignorance of the fact, having
been raised on Red Wing Ranch, by
"Peter Barr." whom he believes to be
his father rescues from the clutches
of a frontier bad man "Julia Simond."
who. in reality Is -the Princess Julia,
only daughter ef'Simond. The girl
has been traveling in the United States
Forthwith they fall in love;'but Julia
leaves on the next train.
- Back in A 1 n n if, K11, nnA nh.t.xl.
vents Simond's declaring himself king
prooi 01 uie death of Prince Phillip.
He learn nf th urh.r.. Km .
Captain Barreto through an intercept-
c. ietr, ana aispatcnes Monsieur and
Madam Savatz. secret agents, to the
united folates to assassinate Philip.
Savatz and his wife arrive at Red
Wing Ranch and pose as cattle buyers
Juan, son of the fisherman who
helped Barreto and the Prince to es
cape, years before, is dispatches to
America by Lieutenant Barreto. brother
01 t-eier carr, to warn him that Simond
has learned of his whereabouts.
He arrives in tlm t h,M k . i .
plot, and in the fight that follows both
Savatz and Philip's supposed father.
Peter Barr. are killed. Dvlnar. Pt.r-
Barr charges Juan: "Don't let Phillip
n.uvn ji uu oe is ins rightful i.ing
AUTO THIEVES ARE JAILED
Three Companions of Herbert Smith.
Held to Grand Jury.
Three von n d- mn hT4 ,k
Jury under $250 bail apiece, were placed
in Jail yesterday, with plenty of time
to ponder on the sorry finale of a Joy-
"""6 uumoDiiB inert, 'mey are Ber
nard J. Cowling. William Thompson
and George Bosch.
With Herbert Smith., a 17-year-old
cour ward, they were arrested Friday
by Detectives Craddock and Smith for
the theft of a. rar nwn4 Ku TaM.. sit..
otti, an employe of the Oregon Laundry
Smith was at first taken to the Ju
venile Court by the detectives, but was
returned to Municipal Court on th r-
quest of Deputy District Attorney
Deich. where he was committed by
u uugo iangguin.
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By special arrangement with David Belasco. Most magnificent scenic production of the age. Im
mense cast. Wonderful effects. A story of early California golden days a$ played by Blanche Bates.
Evenings Lower Floor, 1st 10 rows, 75c; last 7 rows, 50c; Balcony, 1st 6 rows 50c, balance 25c
Box and Loge Seats $1. Matinees Lower Floor, 1st 10 rows 50c, balance 25c
BE ON TIME POSITIVELY NO ONE SEATED DURING ACTION OF PLAY.
EXAMINATIONS ARE SET
Several Civil Service Vacancies Are
The United Sta r-ivii i
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mission announces open competitive ex-
March T. 8, Clerk, qualified In modern
lang-usce. for men only, in the bureau of
roreign and domestic commerce, Depart
ment of Commerce, Waahlngrton. D. C . at
$Of a year. There la particular next at
Home of Big Shows
Broadway at Yamhill
6 Winning' Acts 6
4 Days, Starting Today
The Aeroplane Girls
Kings of Harmony
"An Inside Job"
DAVIS & CASTLE
High Class Musical Artists,
Featuring S. Leonard Davis
Blind Wizard of the Piano
Mizpah Selbini & Co.
The Girl With the Form
Eva Hall & Myron Beck
"Opera and Uproar"
Photoplay Features :
THE SILENT ARMY
Tenth Episode in the Pre
paredness serial, "Pearl of
the Army," Pathe News and
this time for clerks qualified with a knowl
edge .of the Russian lansuase.
March 13. 191 T Landscape sardem. for
men only, to fill vacancy In th Quart. r
ma.ter Corp. Ancon, Canal Zone, at (lisil
Mechanical draftsman, for men only. In
the Panama Canal service. The usual en
trance salary for ftrst-class draftsman la
about $150 a month, and for second-class
draftsman about $125 a month.
stenographer and typewriter, for men
only, to fill vacancies In the Departmental
Service. Washington. D. C. at (1200 a year.
March 14. 1917 Physician, for men only,
to fill a vacancy in the public health serv
ice at Ashtabula, O.. at J0 s month, and
future vacancies In the Public Health.
Indian, Panama Canal, Coast and Geodetic
Survey and Philippine services will be filled
from this examination.
March 17. 1917 Stenographer and type
writer, for men only, in tha field service.
March 21. 1017 Copyist draftsman, for
men only, to fill existing and future va
cancies in any bureau or branch of any
bure-iu of the Xavy Department. Washing
ton D. -C, or any Xavy-yard or other naval
establishment of the United States at en
trance salaries ransrtng from S- to S3.44 Mr
Assistant in market business practice.
I grade 2, for men only, to fill three va-
cancies in the office of Markets and Rural
! Organization. Department of Agriculture.
Washington. D. C. at salarlea ranglng-'f ram
' S120O to SltKiu a year.
I Further Information and application
1 blanks may be obtained from St. K. Wlgton.
z-oaioxuce ouiiaing. rortiana.
Farmers Fighting Gophers.
BUEXA VISTA. Or, Feb. 17. (Spe
cial.) "Fight the gophers and moles"
is the slogan of the farmers in the
Liucklamute districts, where the pests
during the past season gained headway
despite the vigorous campaigns of
months before. Traps and guns are
the weapons employed, and school boys
are at work. too. A number of reeular
, i XIatlnee Rally, S?
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loc, 25c. sue. 7Se ISf
trappers are employed, who are paid 23 '
cents a head for both gophers and
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FAVORITES OF MANY BROADWAY SUCCESSES
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POPILAR PRICES Boxen and Loirs Reserved.
WEEK COMMENCING TOMORROW'S MATINEE
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ffoic to Order Tickets by Ma a
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A Great Big Glorious Girl Show
JOE CHONG HAW AND YUEN MOEY
"THE CHINESE CASTLES"
SOL AND LESLIE BERNS
IX "THE TRAIJf AXXOCSCEK"
ANTHONY AND MACK
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"THE SECRET KINGDOM"
Si O TICK l Tsdsx the rnrtalm will rise promptly at 2 o'clock l doors open
nt 1. Last appearance of "The Great Leon" and an all-star
bill at this continuous performance.
Wonderful Motion Pictares
Animal, Bird and Fish Life
Never Phowu to the General Pnbllc Before.
Kxorptionalljr Bare Pictures.
Explsnstsry Talk by
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With Fish and Game Commission.
ACSPICES FORTLAND AD CLUB.
Thursday and Friday.
Matinees at S. Prices: Children under IS
years. 10c; adnlts, Z6r.
ETenincs 8:15. Prices: Lower floor. ZSci
FIFTH CONCERT .J.
M. Ckurtatenacn. Conductor.
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