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THJE OltEGON DAILY . JftTJItyAI.. rORTLAJH). SATURDAY E VESTING. JAK UAH Y ,L. 1901.
- couxxra attkactioits.
Cord ray's "A Modern Magdalen.'
Marquam '"Way Down. East"
Baker "Tb Iron Master."
Arcade Continuous - vaudeville.
"In Convict Stripes," at Cordray's.
"Foxy Grandpa", at the Marquam Grand
theatre, 'The School for Scandal" at th
Baker theatre, "A Trip to Chinatown"
at the Empire theatre and vaudeville at
- the Arcade will close a fairly prosperous
. week tonight at the local theatre -
The" fact that a number of Portland
boys were Included among- the membors
of the Stanford university Glee and Man
;, dolln clubs helped materially In packing
the Marquam Grand on Monday evening
! but the programvwhlch the - musically
rifted students -rendered was completely
satisfactory. The Instrumental end could
hardly have been improved upon and the
Glee club, while a little weak on bassos
and tenors, was as a whole very pleasing.
Bush tt Baker - presented a comedy
sketch that was the funniest act seen on
a local stage in many months, Thoir
operatic duo was excruciatingly amus
ing and the boys had to respond to per
elstent encores. " ,
Da Wolf Hopper is preparing for a
revival of "Wang" and "Dr. Syntax."
Ills two old-time favorites will be played
at the Garrlck theatre, Chicago, for a
spring . engagement and will close the
regular season of the house. Mr. Hop
per and Mr. and Mrs. Digby Bell will
then be ; seen ' in a new opera, which
Is being written by George Ade, and the
rouslo of which 'Will be composed by
John- Philip Sousa. The new piece will
be produced , by William Brady and, II
Is expected to fill the bill at the Garrlck
all next summer. " '
After a week's rest Mrs. Flsks re
turned her tour on Christmas day at
Toledo, and pn December 28 appeared for
an engagement of a week af the Avenue
theatre, Detroit, in which city she Jhut
' not before bean seen In several (aeons,
owing to the fact that the . theatrical
ayndlcate heretofore has controlled De
troit's theatres. From Detroit Mrs. Flske
ill go to Chicago, where at the Grand
- opera house she will play her annual
engagement, and after playing Cleveland,
from which city the syndicate has 'ex
cluded her for years, she will take up
her - itinerary ,.- to the Pacific coast On
this long tour Mrs. Flske will appear in
"Mary of Magdala," while in the cities
In which her stay is long enough to per
mit she will also be seen In single rep
resentations of "Hodda Gabler."
Joseph Hart and Carrie DeMar in
Toxy Grandpa," made an excellent im
pression at . the Marquam Grand thea
tre. The play is bright and funny and
full of good songs and handsome girls
In handsome gowns. - Harry Pllcer. and
Bobby Harrington as the nephews helped
out the funmaktng, and Ben Hassan as
the tramp displayed remarkable ability
as an acrobat. The play will close its
There have been plays with two heroes,
two villains, and even "Uncle Tom" com-
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panles ' with two Toms, but It ' has re
mained for Henry W. Savage to produce
a comio opera having two aoubrettea. In
A BCXn rxOM "WAT D0W1T SA8T"
tha Xarqaam Orand Theatre Thla Week.
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Armory January Xi.
"The Yankee Consul" Flora Zabelle and
Rosa Botti have roles almost exactly
alike. Miss Zabelle will be remembered
for her clever work in "King Dodo," In
which she played Annette. Rosa Botti
la a Boston girl, who made her debut
on the stage last summer, when she waa
engaged as a chorus girl in "The Prince
of Pllsen," then playing at the Stude
baker. She developed remarkable talent
and when the cast for "The Yankee Con
sul'' was selected Miss Botti was engaged
ror tne roie ot papinta, .
That the amusement loving public likes
high grade vaudeville is shown by the
way every seat In the Winter Garden is
occupied early every night. To- hear Ed
die Dolan mdke people laugh Is worth
while in Itself, but when in addition there
are 28 other acts, Including the Missis
sippi beauty, Jessie Orr; the Palomas, the
greatest cantatrlces on the Pacific coast
today, and a host of others, the Winter
Garden's program Is a thing to wonder
at. Admission free.
Jessie Shirley, an actress who can act
and do It Intelligently, and who Is sur
rounded by a good company, will be seen
In Amelia Bingham's great play, "A
Modern- Magdalen," at Cordray's theatre
next week, commencing witli a matinee
Hadden Chambers has given in , his
adaptation of "A Modern Magdalen" one
of the strongest and one of the best
plays dealing with a phase of life which
more broadly treated might be dlassed
with the problem play. "A Modern Mag
dalen" Is a work of most absorbing in
terest, and the character of Katlnka la
as true to certain environments and con
ditions of life as. "is the needle of the
pole." It is In his handling, or rather
grouping of the characters of the play,
that Haddon Chambers shows his skjll
as a playwright, for in the Jenkins fam
ily he certainly brings into play a num
ber of people, who are so diversified in
disposition, and yet so true to nature
that as they unfold themselves through
the progress of the play the audience
gets more and, more absorbed in the in
terest of the story-whfch holds their
closest attention to the very end Katln
ka' s temptation and fall gives great op
portunity for the emotional abilities cf a
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"TKB XOW HASTES."
With the matinee tomorrow afternoon
the Baker theatre, company will; begin the
ninth week this season at Its home the
ater In "The Iron Master," a celebrated
society drama that was first . adapted
from the- French by Plnero, The version
was played by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ken
dal with enormous success about ten
years ago throughout the United States
and In England, Mr. Alison, who to now j
leading man of the Baker company, made
his first appearance In the United States
at that time with Mr. and Mrs. KendaL
The Iron Master revobces . around the
character of - Claire de Beaupre, the
daughter of the ancient French' house of
that name, originally bethrothed to her
cousin, the Duke de Bllgny, a dissipated
nobleman, who; in order, to save nimseu
from financial ruin, married Athenala,
th daughter of a rich tradesman. She
Is beloved by Philippe Derbiay, - a rich
iron master, a felf-made worthy gentle
man. Unaware of her own family's finan
clal wreck, -which thei Iron master, un
known to her, has generously averted, she
aoepts hie offer of marriage merely in
order to pique her cousin-the Duke, She
treats her husband, after marriage, with
the utmost contempt and arrogance, until
the at length learns his absolute devotion
to her, and his thoroughly, manly, noble
character. "Their complete ' reconciliation
is brought about when she learns that
her husband is to-fight a duel, with the
duke In order to avenge insults heaped
upon her by the duke arid duchess. In
her effort to aave her husband's life she
Is Wounded, but fortunately only slight
ly, and the play ends happily, with every
prospect of their complete lore and un
AT TKB .ABOASB.
The Arcade theatre kept NewlYear's
day by presenting the .best bill of the
season. , The only . resolution -of the
management for, this year is to keep
the vaudeville program up to its high
standard and to merit the liberal patron
age ot a. critical, public The haadllner
for next week, beginning Monday after
noon, .. is - Professor Bailey's dog show.
These intelligent animals, under the di
rection ot their lnstruotor, do amaa
lng feats, and the act is the most en
tertaining to both old and young ever
presented on the Arcade atage. "Jack"
Bymonda has been engaged tor the week
to give the monologue whloh has won
him fame from the Atlantlo to the
Paaifla Symonds talk la not cheap, and
the beet thing about It la that it In
spires mirth, Aurora, the fire dancer,
will dale her audiences by the bril
liance of her attire, and her graceful
dance In the midst of flashing lights is
most enchanting. A singer that is a
marvel ' is Harry Robzart, the double
voice soloist. - His songs are entertain
ing; hla voice full of melody.
If you love the banjo and plantation
ditties, you ahould hear John Coburn
he makes the strings tinkle with music
that recalle the watermelon patches and
'possum dinnera of Dixie. The .Ameri
can bioscope with new moving pictures
completes the program. v .
On Sunday the program opens at I
p. m., and continues without a break
until 10:10 p. m.
noxsarca moasmm coxxsa.
Florence Roberta in at repertoire ot
her latest successes and supported by
an excellent company will be the attract
lion at. the Marquam Grand theatre in
the very near future.
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Beginning next Monday, January 4,
and' lasting the entire week, with mati
nees Wednesday and Saturday, at the
Marquam Grand heatre, Wm. A. Brady's
production ot Lottie Blair Parker's
beautiful pastoral play, "Way Down
East," will be the attraction. . Theatre
goers who have seen the play will un
doubtedly ; gladly renew acquaintance
with Squire Bartlett, who believea in
living according to ' the Scriptures;
motherly Mrs. Bartlett, - the aqulre'a
wife; Anna Moore, who waa ' more
alnned against than sinning; David
Bartlett,.. the aqulre'a aturdy son; Kate
Brewster, the aqulre'a pretty niece; HI
Holler, -the chore boy with the infectious
laugh r Rube Whipple, the quaint town
constable and his "All Bound Round
With a Woolen String;" Seth Holcomb,
he with the penchant for "life-long bit
ters;" the village choir, and the village
doctor. Such a gracious welcome may
not await Martha Perkins, the village
gossip and mischief maker, nor Lenox
Sanderson, the vuiainous city chap..
These are the characters around which
Mrs. Parker.has written her play. They
are residents of a New England country
side. They are plain people. Anna
Moore, homeless, seeks the shelter of a
household where the ruling spirit Is a
well-meaning country squire, whose re
ligion prompts him to send forth the
hapless Magdalene, lest aha. contaminate
his own precious aon, to whomthe sins
of the world are unknown. The son, lov
ing the girl for her sweetness of char
acter, follows her, rescues her from
death in the winter storm, and the
father, overcome by remorse, forgives
and blesses. .
The snowstorm is probably the most
realistic of its kind ever seen on the
stage. ' The various Other scenes are as
true to nature as scenic art can make
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Adelina Pattl, the world's greatest
singer, will be heard In Portland at the
Armory, Tenth and Couch streets, Thurs
day night, January 14, The advance
sale of aeata will open Monday morn
ing, January -(11, at 10 o'clock. Out-of-town
orders accompanied by. money or
der will receive prompt attention.
FABLE OF AN ACTOR
WHO NEVER WAS
A Modern Fable, by Lemon Ade.
Herbert Montague, presided over the
Ribbon and Lace counter in the New
York Store, the leading Emporium of
Washington Corners. Herbert was
easily the Leader of Washington Cor
ners' Smart Set His attire waa Fault
less.' Hla neckties were of the most
strenuous shades and his Hoisery dur
ing summer time boasted the latest
Parisian patterns. His dainty mustache
curled bewltchingly and he was par
ticularly "strong" with the fair sex. He
Was President ot the local Debating
Club and had aaveral times appeared In
a ma tour performances . given ' by the
Mary Anderson Dramatic Club in the
City. During his 10 days' vacation dur
Ing the Summer he sojourned at the
Sulphur Springe and mingled with the
Giddy Throng. This gave him a veneer
of Cosmopolitanism which made him a
continuous performance of importance
and a bubbling fount of Information and
gossip on; hla return to V the Ribbon
Counter. Hie rendition ' of "Marco
Boscaria'' and "Curfew Shall Not Ring
Tonight" at the Meetings of the Vil
lage Literary Circle stamped him as a
strong . aspirant for , Edwin- Booth's
Mantle. Fortunate indeed was the
Washington Corners Belle who inspired
a smile from Haughty Herbert His lm-1
portance increased until he finally de
termined that the. stage- needed eleva
tion. "He had been to the city. Had
seen Julia Marlowe,. Maude Adams,
Grace George, Richard Mansfield, Wil
ton Lackaye and other stars ot the hls
tronlc Firmament twinkle and bad con
cluded that all he required waa; the Op
portunity in order to make them all
take to the tall timber. , He had them
Skinned a Block aa far as Acting was
concerned and as for personal Appear
ance npne of the matinee . idols could
compare wJth him any. mora than the
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Prices 15c, 25c, 35c, 40c and 50c. Matinees, Adults 33c, Children 10c
Last'time tonight "IN
Week commencing with Sunday Matinee) o IHAI
Tomorrow, Sunday, January Of IV U4
Mr, Harry W. Smith presents
MISS JBSSIB SHIRUEY
And her Special Company of Players in Amelia Bingham's
" ' " ' Great Play ,
A MODERN MAGDALEN
After 200 nights in New York. The best acting play since
Diplomacy. Produced with a wealth of scenic grandeur never
surpassed on a local theatre. '
THE BAKER THEATRE
GEO. L. BAKER, Sole Lessee and Manager Phone Main 1907
Wishing all a Happy New Year, George L. Baker
takes pleasure in announcing the ninth week of the
Baker Theatre Company at its home theatre in
THE IRON MASTER
Made Famous by Mr. and Mrs.' W. H. KENDAL
Beginning Sunday Matinee, January 3, 1004
Usual Matinee Saturday . '
At The White Horse Tavern
A comedy In four act J from the Qerman
. By Sydney Rosenfeld.
late ' lamented ' Gen. Benjamin Butler
could stack up gainst a Greek Ood.
During leisure hours, he therefore
-wrote to prominent Theatrical Managers
in New York, advising them of his de
termination to lend his Exquisite Per
sonality to the artistic Development of
the art that he had Concluded was fast
Falling Into Innocuous Desuetude. He
wrote to David Belasco, Charles Froh
tnanj ' William A. Brady and several
others of r)fil Importance. In no case,
save that of"Mr. Brady's did he receive
nny Encouragement , He was invited to
Mr. Brady's office in the big Metropolis
and after an' interview which was Re
markable for the Large Wads of Hot
Air dispensed by Handsome Herbert,
Manager Brady determined to give him
a Trial with one of his "Way Down
East" companies. True it" was a small
organisation, j appearing in the very
smallest towns, yet that did not deter
Our Hero. . Returning to Washington
Corners, he resigned his position be
hind the Ribbon Counter end prepared
for his Stage Conquests. ' His departure
from town was remarkable for Inviting
one of the most Popular Outbursts ever
seen in the place. : A committee of the
"Best People" saw him safely ensconced
in- the - smoking car. Then they all
went home and awaited Developments.
One night, about Three weeks Later a
Dejected Figure waa seen to quietly die.
embark from the Midnight train and
silently sneak up a Bide Street. Her
bert had returned. His i Elevation
Scheme had slipped an eccentric Man
ager Brady had given him his long
sought Opportunity 1 with one of the
"Way Down East"," companies," but
when Herbert struck the Center of the
Stage to speak his First line, the words
stuck in his Throat and all he could do
was to Gurgle. "The Lights - did an
Oriental Dance before his eyes and he
was conscious of tho same sensation as
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POPULAR PRICED PUY HOUSE.
a boy experiences with his First Cigar.
Herbert had to be removed from the
center of the Stage by Main Force. He
had become Rooted to the Spot. His
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tack again behind the counter In the
ew xora store dispensing ribbons to
the Belles of Washington Corners. He
studiously - refrains from ' Discussing
Theatricals and does not attend the
Meetings of the Literary Circle any
more. His mustache now curls down
ward instead of upward as Before.
Moral It's easy to tell how you'd
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LONDON FIVE HOURS
New York, Jan. 2. Of great interest
to the ocean going publla and to 'those
interested in the transmission of trans
atlantic malls is .the new arrangement
of the International Mercantile Marine
company, which makes Plymouth the
first port of call for east bound steam
ships of. the American line. The Phila
delphia, sailing from New York today,
will be the first steamship , of the line
to carry out the provisions of the new
arrangement , ,
After stopplng.at Plymouth the etennv
shlps will make a stop at Cherbourg and
these two stops will greatly facilitate
the handling of the English and conti
nental mails. After delivering the mails
at Plymouth and Cherbourg the steam
ship will proceed to Southampton as
heretofore. Up to tha present time the
passengers for Paris and. other Continen
tal points have disembarked at South
ampton and crossed the channel, The
new arrangement will be a great convene
lence for .those who wish to go to the
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'The Model Playhouse of the City"
,830 Washington, bet 6th and 7tb.
WEEK JAN. 4
Christmas is over. New Year's
is past, but the -Arcade-Theatre
'still remains to make merry days
and happy hours for a pleasure-
loving public. We have the vau-.-dertllo
acta and there is nothing
the matter with our prices.
A Good Show for Ten Cents
; Thousands gathered at the Ar
cade on New Year's day. They
started the day with mirth and
gladness, and they all-made one
; New Year ..resolution, that will
stick: - Not to let a week pass
without seeing' the.' best, contlnu-.
.lous vaudeville show In, the city..
The same bill that made : the
greatest -hit of 1904 will be r
, peated tonight and Sunday night
Sunday there will be a continu
'ous program without A break from
2:30 to 10:30 p. m. ....
, ' AT THt NEW
-- THIS WEEK
We intend to greet pur patrons
five times dally with a program .
- that is as full of quips and crank
and wanton wiles as the audienee
will be of nods and. becks and
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Will Set the pace in continuous
vaudeville for the rest of the
year. To see a show in comfort
and to breathe pure, sweet etr is
the privilege of th Visitors at
the Arcade. It is an item of new
worth noticing that the manage
ment has, Just finished installing
a modern ventilating act that
changes the air of the theatre
every three minutes. There are
. no headaches in the Arcade brand
of vaudeville. But - there are
plenty of laughs. Look at this
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BAILEY'S DOG SHOW
This is a complete show- In It
: self. Bailey's dogs are as clever
I as ine instructor nimseu. xney
do daring feats, leaps for life, and
there are clown dogs as full of
mischief as the young folks they
will delight s
The chamnloh moniloglst 'of
' the Paciflo Coast, His wit la as
quick as a flash, and his harvest
of laughs 80 bushels to the acre.
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"When you see the lights flash
in rainbow colors, feel the music
start your blood tingling, and sea
an entrancing figure flit into view,
that's Aurora, the Are dancer.
' Hera is a double-voiced wonder.
He can sing all around the ordi
nary soloist and his ballads are
as full of melody as hla audience
will be full of wonderment
John's long suit is his tinkling
on the banjo. He also carries a
troupe of trained pigeons v that
work while his banjo rests.
mra sxows daily - rrra
, fllSO, :30, Ts30, 8 80, 130.
cowTOnroxrs o stnroATS.
SOMETHING DOING All THE TIME
Her are soma of the leaders in
the army which Is making war
on grief every night:
Donna Belle Christy ,
A coon song singer, who makes
all the audience want to dance rag
time. .. ; - .
Who makes the sweetest singers
Miss Jessie Orr
Tha prettiest dancer of them all.
The Two Palomas
Charming sisters, who' sing ops
Who makes money with his feet.
" Th hilarious Irishman.
. Pretty face and sweet voice
Listen to the mocldng bird.
. 'And ther ara many mors,
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ACTS BTSBT XZOXT.
.!S Admission Free. . - '
Karrelous, laat Itt ' -
continent and return from there without
crossing to England. - It will also en- -able
the continental malls to reach Paris
12 hours earlier than formerly.
On the west bound voyages th steam
ships will leave Southampton at noon
as heretofore, calling at Cherbourg th
am afternoon, and will not, stop at
Plymouth. Plymouth Is approximately
1,960 miles from Sandy Hook, and is 160
miles nearer than Southampton. By dis
charging the malls at Plymouth about
five hours will be gained in reaching
London. Ordinarily the steamships will
reach Plymouth Friday night and th
mall win be in .London 'early Saturday, .
morning in time for distribution, on th
tyt delivery, ;.:.
i The United States postal authorities
have worked in conjunction with th
Steamship company In bringing about
the new arrangement and they believe
they now have the most convenient and
efficient service that can be devised for
the transmission of malls from the
United States to England and th conti
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TOXOXS OF WISDOM.
It Is a good and safe rule to sojourn
in many places as if you mean to spend
your life there,' never -omitting an op
portunity of doing a kindness or speak- '
ing -true word or making a friend.
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The diseases of the mind are more
destructive, and In greater number than ,
tboae of the body.-Clcero. v
Women enjoy mare, the pleasure they "
give than , they, pleasure they, foci.
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