The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, November 22, 1902, Page 9, Image 9

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Frances Grahame Mayo, With the Robson Co. at The Marquam
The Marquam Grand "Belle of New
The Baker "A Contented Woman."
" ' CoTdray's "Hunting for Hawkins."
The Marquam Grand James Heme's
' Kreat flay, Wearts of Oak," Monday
and Tuesday nights. Stuart Robson In
"Comedy of Errors." Wednesday night
and at Thanksgiving matinee Thursday
at 2:15 o'clock, and on Thursday night In
"The Henrietta."
The Baker "A Gold Mine." Nat Good
win's comedy success, for the week, with
special Thanksgiving matinee Thursday
afternoon at 2:15 o'clock.
Cordray's "Lost River," for the week,
with special Thanksgiving matinee Thurs
day afternoon at 2:15 o'clock.
The offerings of the week have been:
Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels, "Al
phonpa and Gaston" and "Belle of
New York," at the Marquum Gland.
"A Contented Woman." at the Baker.
"Pennsylvania." and "Hunting for
Hawkins." at Cordray's.
These give way for the following at
tractions for the coming week:
James Heme's great play, "Hearts of
Oak," a pretty pastoral drama, to be
een Monday and Tuesday nights at the
Marquam, and the famous and capable
actor. Stuart Robson and an excellent
company at the same playhouse in
"Comedy of Errors" Wednesday night
and Thanksgiving matinee, and "The
Henrietta" Thanksgiving night.
"A Gold Mine," at the Baker, a piece In
which Nat Goodwin made one of the most
signal successes In his brilliant career.
"Lost 'River" at Cordray's, a play of
which many kind things are spoken by
the critics throughout the country.
"Pennsylvania" was melodrama. It
was a very good story in the play, with
mining scenes- nd some of the usual
mechanical effects, with an explosion
underground," which was quite realistic.
There were features that added to the
Interest, among them some good male
quartet singing,, which always wceived
appreciation and numerous encores.
"Hunting for Hawkins" was the clos
ing bill for the week at Cordray's. It
is on tonight. "Hunting for Hawkins" is
quite funny, Indeed, for uproarious
laughter meets requirements And fur-
nishes all sorts of opportunity for the
mn--who fleirtrwfto laugh away a fit of
the blues. It Is built to afford Hawkins
every chance to display what of ability
lie possesses, therefore the piece stands or
fulls according as he does his duty. Mr.
Weaver was a very good Hawkins, and
rises close to the standard set by others
in that character.
Tomorrow's Openings.
Sunday, both Baker's and Cordray's
open their bills for the week, "A Gold
Mine" at the former and "Lost River"
at the latter, also giving evening per
formances and continuing for the week,
according to the announcements else
where. ,
Confirmed theatre goers are much de
lighted with the variety or offerings by
Manager George L. Baker at the Baker
Theatre. This week "A Contented
Woman" has been the -bill. This is the
play, a high-class farce Comedy, In which
Caroline Mlskell Hoyt, wife of the
author,' Charles Hoyt, appeared in the
title role. After the death of Mrs. Hoyt.
Belle Archer took the part of Grace
Holme, and it was in that character, the
leading one of the piece, that Miss
Countlss was seen during the week, to
the delight of the Immense audiences that
witnessed evry performance.
It has been amply demonstrated that
Miss Countlss possesses versatility,
Whk-h, of course is essential to the true
actor. She hns repeatedly appeared In
roles demanding emotional acting and
others calling for comedy, and has not
failed in any of them.
It, would be possible to take up the
cast seridtum and speak in commendation
of each member. The production has
been ably, handled by Stage Director Mor
rl, who "also appeared in the cast, and
the '"patrons of the theatres have been
given more than worth for their money.
Haverly's Minstrels need little com
ment. Everyone knows what they are.
and that they usually give, a, good enter
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"Alphonse and Gaston" was both good
and tmtf. There were explanations' for
the deficiencies that In a measure ex
cused the management of the company.
Litigation had tied up the company, and
It was then necessary to accept what
dates were open, which brought them to
one-night stands In most cities.
The piece is based upon the pictures by
Opper of the polite Frenchmen who de
fer to each other upon all 'occasions, and
Who hAVfi KoomA gfrtb wnatj.L
toonlsts throughout the country. It reads
funnier than it produces, which is often
the case in the profession of trie-stage.
This is conceded by the company's man
agement.' 'Belle of New York" was delightful. It
-possesses a refreshing quality that makes
old lovers desire to return to .witness It.
The Shubert company gare an excellent
production, and have been rewarded with
liberal attendance at every performance.
It should nil tha house tonight
"Hearts of Oak."
Next Monday and Tuesday nights, No
vember 24 and 2S, at the Marquam Grand
Theater. "Hearts of Oak" will be the at
traction. To James A. Heme, the author of
"Heart tf Oak" and "Shore Acres" and
other famous dramatic successes, the lov
ers of American classics are deeply in
debted, for with the advent of the Heme
domestic plays an epocn was marked in
the history of the drama. The number
of plays that outlive a success of five
years can be counted on the fingers of
one's hands. The average play is able
to hold attention for a few brief sea
sons and then passes Into oblivion.
The plays that ean attract after an
existence of a decade are as rare as four
leaved clovers. On the Hern plays of
"Hearts of Oakland,, "Shore Acres" the
play-going public of America has deeply
set the seal of approval. Season after
season have the Heme productions been
presented and each year's story is one
of unqualified success all along the line.
Not only do the Heme plays dra.w crowds
on account of their domestic charm but
also for the realistic manner In which
they are produced. The greatest atten
tion is given to the slightest detail of
stage business as well as to the most Im
portant. If the play calls for a dinner
scene the dinner is given; if it calls for
a farmyard scene, there is an actual ad-
'Junct of the farm presented anJf'tas one
famous critic said of "Hearts of Oak")
the odor of the sea and tha sweet breath
of the new-mown hay are wafted over'
the footlights. The men and women in
"Hearts of Oak" and "Shore Acres" are
types of those to be found on the New
England shores, where Herne found mod.
els for his stage creations. The children
introduced into the Heme plays are not
. the impossible ones usually to be found
behind the footlights. In "Hearts of Oak"
and "8hore Acres" the children are real,
living and natural beings. They do Just
what countless children do in real life
every day and are "natural." It'is this
realistic naturalness of the characters
and scenes in the Herne domestic plays
that marks the great secret of their suc
cess. In witnessing "Hearts of Oak" or
"Shore Acres" the spectator forgets that
he Is in a theater. He seems to bo really
with and one of the honest folk of the
New England coast ana can almost hear
the thunder of the surf upon its rugged
The Interesting story of "Hearts of
Onk" hinges on the love of Terry Dennl
son, a middle-aged New Engandor. for
the ward he has raised from childhood,
showing how she consents to become his
wife, even though she Is in love with an
other. The other Is Ruby Darrell, whom
Terry had also raised from childhood, and
he, too,' rather than wound the heart of
his generous friend, crusnes his own hap
piness and gives up his bride-to-be,
Chrystal, to Terry. In after yearji Terry
discovers the truth, atjd stricken -with
remorse for what he fancies to be his own
criminal act, he leaves his wife and child
to the care of Ruby and goes on a long
sea voyage to theArctlc regions, expect
ing never to return He leaves, word for
Chrystal and Ruby that In the event of
his not returning within a given time that
his wishes are that they are to wed.
Time passes; Terry Is given up for dead
and Ruby and Chrystai prepare to carry
out his last wishes. On the day of their
wedding Terry returns, blind and de
crepit, with only a few hours of life re
maining to him. In dying he bestows his
blessing on Ruby and Chrystal and his
own little child, now grown Into a youth
ful miss of six summers. The story is one
replete with love and self-sacrifice. a
thetlc but yet not without plenty of com
edy situations.
The company to be seen in "Hearts of
Oak" this season Js a specially selected
one and the play is to be given with a
wealth of scenery and effects. The com
pany includes James Home. Edward
Wonn, J. Leonard Clarke, W. J. Gross,
Albert Wahle. WiiUam Nash, Walter
Coupe. Ellse Ryan, Emily Macpherson,
I.eona Evans, the child actress, and Grace
Estelle Clarke, and a splendid male quartet.
"The Comedy of Errors."
To Stuart Robson. who is to appear in
a richly staged revival, of "The Comedy
of Errors" at the Marquam Grand on
Wednesday evening. November 26, and
Thursday (Thanksgiving) matinee, the
members of his company are Indebted for
a most delightful innovationln the man
ner of rehearsing a company for a .road
season. In August, when Mr. Robson was
preparing the work for the year, he and
his manager, baniel V. Arthur, cast their
eyes about for a hall in which to 'tyut
together " the product urn. All of the the
aters ami hulls In Ni-w York Were en
gaged and a few gbiices at what was go
ing on in them made Mr. Robson desire
anything rather than a rehearsal In such
hot, stuffy surroundings with the noise
and dust of stage carpenters all about and
tile very air surcharged with bad tem
pers. Then it was thai Mr. Robson invented
the novelty. Through his manager he ex
tended to the members of his company an
invitation to hold all of the rehearsals on
the lawn In from of his handsome summer
home at the highlands of the Navesink. in
New Jersey. The actors and actresses
made Mr. Robson s home their home for
the time. They ale and slept there and
rehearsed "The Comedy of Errors" from
10 In the morning until 5 in the afternoon
with only the sky and trees overhead and
a broad sweep of the Atlantic from pic
turesque Sandy Hook directly In front. Mr.
and Mrs. Robson made ideal hosts End It
is safe to say thai never was a theatrical
company rehearsed under more pictur
esque conditions or with more agreeable
surroundings, it was an outing of a jolly
sort that fitted the a-ation season as a
climax. With the success of the venture
Mr. Robson and Mr. Ait bur say they never
again will seek to rehearse a company
anywhere else.
On Thanksgiving night here Mr. Robson
wll revive his other old time success.
"The Henrietta." appearing as Bertie the
Until, the part he created with great
"Lost River" at Cordray's.
Heart Interest to the dramatic
author means love, human love that
is stronger than death, since death
brings oblivion, but only death klUs
the greater love which prompts roan
to lay down his life for his friend.
False sentiment and crude coloring
often pervade the play atmosphere and
the execution of the author's ideas
may be so badly conveyed to the audi
ence as to turn polite murmurs and
boisterous applause into laughter and
guying, hence skill and care in pro
viding a wide variety of sensations
and views of character and an excess
of care in the selection of the people
chosen to make human characters out
of the authors children of his brain.
These creations often embrace the
quaintest character types of rural dis
tricts whose very oddities of speech,
costume and carriage may be mis
interpreted by ..auditors, who, not
traveled or read enough in human
peculiarities, may laugh where the
author had Intended pathos to be the
prevailing note. Such a scenic melo
drama as Joseph Arthur has written
In "Lost River" embraces over M dis
tinct character studies and Involves
the outlay of thousands of dollars, un
ceasing labor, great mental anxiety
and a business acumen arrd skill de
manding as much shrewdness as that
of a banker, attorney, or broker, to
bring it out as a financial anil artistic
success. Joseph Arthur makes his lit
tle heroine in "Uist River.'' uncul
tured and ragged as she is, perform
deeds which are In no way Improbable
or Impossible to such a character as
he has depicted. Daring and dramatic
are Lhj- actions and surrounding char
acters and Incidents, they served to
rouse the utmost enthusiasm during a
prolonged run of six months in New
York before an unbroken series of
rowded houses.. necessitating the
standing ron sign display more fre
quently than many supposedly higher
grade attractions, and evoking ap
plause from the most careful and con
servative theatregoers of that city.
"Lost River" will be at Cordray's
Theatre for one entire week, begln-
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) day, at 2:li.
It Is "A Gold Mlrte."
The attraction at liie (taker Theater
next week, commencing with Sunday
matinee, will lie that great comedy suc
cess, by Henry Guy Carlelon. in which Mr.
Nat C Goodwin made his lirst and npisl
decided success. "A Gold Nilue." This
play will be indeed a gold mine for the
Maker, and Mr. George I.. Ilak-r will ha vu
more occasion f shake hands with him
self than he bus hud for ;i Iouk time.
"A Gold Mine" tells the story of Silas K.
Wolcott. who goes frotti his home In Cali
fornia to Englund to sell his mine to an
English syndicate. Sir Everard Kox
wood. M. 1'.. l'j giving a reception for the
unveiling of a painting of himself Inn
lug the evening Wolcott arrived at Hie
mansion anil goes to the conservatory
without being announced by the butler.
In the meantime. Sir Everard. who Is try
ing to dispose of some stock of tile Pales
tine Bitumen Company, which Is "abso
lutely worthless, and during a business
Interview, which his son overhears. In
makes the assertion that this stock is
very valuable. This son. who has been
threatened with being cast off should he
go in delit. thinks by buying this Pales
tine stock he will be enabled, to fortify .
himself financially. This he dors without
letting his father know It Wolcott. who
learns of the action of the young man.
who is threatened with being sent to the
Demaraha House in India, sells his mine
at a great sacrifice in order to help the
young man out or his difficulty, and be
comes himself penniless. .Mrs. Meredith.
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"Hearts of Oak," Coming to The Marquam.
a sister of Sir Eveturd. who knows the
clianicter of the num. succeeds In seecur
Ing tin- mine from him, which she re
turns to tin original owner. Wolcott. with
whom she has fallen- in love. He fully
l eript is-aates her feeling of affection and
they afterward inierry. Finally the
schemes of Sir Kverai'd are exposed, which
causes blm to lose a considerable portion
of his fortune, and everything ends hap
pily for everyone concerned.
Every clianicter In the play is one of
exceptional merit. The Silas K. Wol
cott of Mr. Charles Wyngate will be
splendid, and Miss Countlss as the honor
able Mrs Meredith ' receive a full
share of praise for her clever work. Ger
ald Kiordan by William Bernard, Miss
Tna l-'oxwood by Elsie Esmond, Julius
Kiehs In Fred Mower. Mrs. Van'dervast
by Minn Glea-son, George Jfoxwood Jjjj.
Howard" Itussell. Sir Everard Foxwood by
William II Hills, and Wilson, the butler,
by Bennett Southard, will he all that can
be asked for in everv particular.
Se'ial . Thanksgiving matinee is an
nounced for Thursday. November 27.. and
that standing room will be t"a premium
there Is every reason to .believe.
The bill proposed for Introduction im the
French Chamber of Deputies, requiring
tlmt parttes 'seeking marriage shall first
pass a medical .examination, will prob
ably meet with the fate accorded to
measures of similar import Introduced In
the Legislatures of some of our states,
and be promptly buried out of sight; but
at the same time It will be denied by few
intelligent persons anywhere that tha
proposed law is theoretically a good one,
and that. If enacted and enforced, it
would go far toward keeping the )unvui
race physically sound and normal, as
well as stopping the appalling increase of
criminals and degenerate. Invfact, such
a law strictly carried out through a pe
riod of yetirs would go far toward elimi
nating from the race many. of Its lnher-.
ItinJ vices and other weaknesses, and
bringing it measurably nearer era ideal
condltldn, so far. at least, as physical
ouallties are concerned, and this oould
hardly be without an Improvement In
moral attributes also. For with sounder
bodies will come sounder minds. lies
lies Weekly. ,
power of song among the brute
creation has no long been associated in
our minds with the, feat hered tribe alone
that ue do not think of it as1 belonging
to any four footed animals. Yet there
is a mouse that Kings why. nobody
It Is a h-miill animal, with very
ars. which are moved about much
.ii.s-ihg. ,ts it that were necessary
sinless of the vocal performance.
wiiii; is not. as you think, a pro-
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longol squeak wllii variations, but a suc
cession of clear, warbling notes, with
trills, not unlike ihe song of the canary,
and iiiiii- as beautiful, though some of
ti e notes are much lower. One great pe
culiarity is a sort of double song, an air
with .iccouipaiilmetit quite subdued. Upon
list healing this one believes that he Is
1 1st i nliis- lo more than one mouse, so per
le t is the illusion.
Society has been likened to a barrel
of pork. The upper and the lower lay
ers are- sometimes a little tainted, but
what is between Is AiwajCS. good. Chi
cago Tribune. -
An engineer named Omori has become
familiar with the apparatus used In de
tecting and registering earth tremors
through his service on the imperial earth
quake commission of Japan. He was thus
led to consider the question of utilising
seismometers for another purpose. Some
of the strains to which bridges are sub
jected, especially the ordinary bending
from- stationary loads, can be easily com
puted In advance. But another set, due
to moving loads, are not so readily ascer
tained. These are vibrations, up and
down, crosswise or endwise. They have
more to do with the security or insecurity
of a given structure than the bending
strains. Mr. Omori has tried his seismo
meters on bridges long enough to prove
that they are so delicate that they will
afford valuable information. Be advises
making tests at regular intervals, as in
this manner warning would ' be given ;
when a bridge was weakening through i
age. New York Tribune. ,
"I never object to my wife having the
last word."
"Don't you, really?"
"No. I am only too thankful when she
has got it." Judge.
Miles There is a fortune in grain ipso
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Miles Because I put one there Chla
cago News.
Going to St. Louis 7
If so. learn about the new tourist sera
vice Inaugurated by the O. R. & N Tl
Denver and Kansas City. City ticket of
fice, Third and Washington.
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First Tour as Star, at Head of Own Com
pany in "The Mocking Bird."
Maybelle Gilman, who has been playing
leading roles in prominent New York
theatres-for- the- -past- four - seasons,- utnr
bursts jout as a star. She heads her own
company In "The Mockjng Bird," a ro
mantle1 musical comedy, and will make
an extensive tour of the country.
In Clyde Fitch's New Play, "The Stub
bornneti of Geraldlne," Now at New
Mary Mannerlng. in Jier new play by
Clyde Fitch. "Stubbornness of Ger
aldlne." is scoring a distinct success. She
is now appearing at the Garrett Theatre,
New York, and will visit all the principal
theatrical centers as soon as the New
York dates are completed.
Popular Tragedian to Tour In Revival of
Shakesperlan Plays, With Macbeth as
John Griffith, the popular tragedian,
famous for his work as a star in Faust.
Richard Jit- the- Gladiator, ,t-,- -has
been engaged by Arden Benedict to tour
the conntry in a revival of Shakesperian
plays. Macbeth will be the first: produc
tion staged, and the settings will be un
usually elaborate.
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Society Girl Actress on Road With
"Roger Brothers In Harvard."
Pauline Frederick, the society girl on
tour with--"The-Roger--Brothers in TTar-"
vard," has with her a retinue of servants
that would look pretentious for many a
prima donna. This is Miss Frederick's
latest photograph. .. showing the aristro
cratic actress In ber latest role.
Famous In Many Leading Parts, Now
Starring on the Road In New Play.
This is the latest photograph of
Eleanor Barry, the leading actress, whose
work has made her famous . throughout
the country. Miss Barry Is now starring
on tour in a new play. v
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