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PORTLAND, 8UNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14. 190.
NEW YORK. Oct- iI.Thr has
ha been nothing slugetsh In
til thearleel situation in New
York during tha paat faw dare.
Mew attraction hare come tumbling
into town ovar Uia other and moat of
tham have wuoeeeded 4a aoortng aulft.
clently well. Ineere. than at leeet
talr average metropolitan run. Out or
thla horse of theatrical evente two or
throe of the attractlona ahina brilliant
ly; for lnetance, down at tha Bijou they
are playlne a new farce. The bll board
call It "The Oenlu.- by W. C. aJd
Cecil Da Mill, but tte real nana la
"Nat Goodwin Revlvlvue."
It la ao long alnoe thla njoat dallght
. . m . i. nan, urtiaMllinf has nao
a role which fte hla droll peraonaUtJf
that the production or una ihu. a
w.v hin an onnortunity to
range from light comedy all the way to
hear burleoQU,! reauy a
i- ki. lo.i.r.iinv career. For
yean In far louder tonao than King
Riohard rer offered to "ewea Me
kingdom for a home, Mr. Goodwin haa
been profferrlng all hla royalty to any
one wno WOUIO aecurw nuu
ate atage vehicle. For aeaaona he haa
tried that weary way one can scarcely
call H a prim roue path which lead
by many slc-sags from William Shakes
peare to Clyde Fitch tapping at nearly
very other playwrlghfa door en route
and clamoring for a play. Ha pro
duced "Jk Mldaummer Nlghfa Dream,
and tha bottom Immediately fall out
of It. Hla Shyloek was ona of those
thlnga over which the moat charitable
of ua rw veil. Then ha Induced
Mr. Fitch to adapt Mr. Alfred Lewie'
"Wolfvllle" for hla uae, and thereafter
he never had the allghteat difficulty In
Heaping the audience away from the
ejoqr. Hla preaent place, "The Genius.
while aa a stage vehicle It may rank;
aomewhere between a 40 h. p. Mercedea
and a hand-car, really afforda him an
opportunity to ahow hla old admlrera
what a capital actor he atlll remains.
Hla now -leading woman, Miss Edna
nAIUi,uh ! an evtresnelv nrettv girl
and with a little more experience aha
will probably become a capaoie actress
In the little apeech which he made be
for- the curtain. Mr. Godwin said:
"TAMlvht T am wind to 18 V that
mm nraeentlna- myaelf. I have found
Um in 4Ka varlaai manaeers who ora
aented me' during tha paat few aeaaopa
I have only aucceeded in erecting a
Hh of tombatonea to' my own mem
ory all over the country. Tonight you
aeem to like my play ao much that I
anaii maka.lt mv bualneas for the reat
of thla season to era Be aa - many of
thoae epltapha aa possible,"
"A Stolen Story."
Several dramatlata have eaaayed tha
difficult task of placing a newspaper
office In all lta hldebu undraaa upon
the stags. Nona so fe haa succeeded
completely. At tha garden. Manager
Ha van la present n Mr. Jessie Lynch
William's newspaper drama, "A Stolen
Rtnrv " nlav which ha haa founded UDOTI
a magssine tale which he wrote some
aeaaona ago. Two or tna acta are wra
in tha twtarlnr of "Tha New York Bun"
office, and a, rather faithful picture of
the city room Just before tha first adl-
-m 1 r, nraaa haa haam nlenrilrilv
gtaged. managed by George Marlon. But
la order to' make a play. Mr. Wllllame'
short story haa been padded and length-
M ., .vAMrfln am mtmnm 1 fa al-
Ulltll, , . ..,.. O --
moat unracoanlaable. For three aota the
. . . . i . - - . BIV.
uav IB innr rnae mrwuiui. ana
. scene, however, may save u. n
ere that BtUy Woods, tha atar fe
ar ..ho haa -tnst Haam- fired" trkrJI
nor itut saw aiiiaiaiWI ' at a Mar
aii. Itat'ia rival ahaat ohtatna a araat
new beat. He coma absent-mindedly
neoa in to nia own newspaper owina.
and sitting down writes the atory which
ahnnliT reallv have cone to Ufa new em-
nlorver'e ratner. The frantic efforts of
tha city editor and all the cub report
ers to keep "Billy" from realising what
ha haa dona until hla copy la all In
make, thla act both Inaenlous and In
teresting. By thla act, tha play mast
either stsnd or alL
"The Great Divide."
Ana a anma tn tha tnnat Imnnrl
ant theatrical event of many aeaaona. In
ona respect, the production at the
Princess by Henry Millar and Margaret
Anglln of William O. Vaughn Moody's
American drama, "The Great Divide
The production of thla play marked tha
dawn of a new American dramatist. I
had almost said that It alao marked the
birth of tha great American play. That
statement might be a alight exaggera
tlofibut It la undoubtedly true that by
hla splendid work In thla. his maiden ef
fort for tha stage, Mr. Moody tea
stepped Into tha very front ranks of
contemporary dramatists. Hera la a
play which la going to arouse mora dis
eu Baton than any problem play that haa
been produced In the last five years, and
with all lta problems It has romance,
noetrv and a story as exciting and
thrilling as any that can be found In
melodrama. Ona newspaper went: so
far as to label it "a melodrama," but
that's a downright libel. "Tha Great
Divide" Is drama pure and simple. It's
a big play, handled la a big way by a
big man, for any playwright who can
take a New York first night audience
careless, carping and critical aa they
usually are and hold them hushed and
tense In their seats aa.he did at tha
flr.t narfnvmanre. ta a man to ha reck
oned with and from whom even greater
thlnga may oe expeciea. many peopia
im a-nln to be shocked bv the first aot
of thla Dlar. but It would he the moat
ridiculous thins for any one to call It
an Unmoral drama. Hera's the plot la
a nutshell: Ruth Jordan, a highly brad.
ahIiihwI airl frnm Maaaarhuaette. la
by accident left alone In her brother'a
ranch in Arlsona. Three thugs, two of
tham Mexican creaaers. tha other a
a-nVan American break Into tha cabin
Thy aelae the girl. Their Intention la
obvious. The girl In despair after
atudytng th three types of men for a
mafcaa har Aanlalftn mllrklv
Piuumi. I - - - a
She turns to the drunker! American and
declare that If he will protect her from
the other two aha will marry him at
,taaa Tta amaaa IT a ahoota One alaal-
can and appeaaee th other with a chain
of gold nuggets. After nia Bargain nas
beam mad th woman weaken. She
aelaea hla nlatol which lie upon th
tahle. His back Is toward har and
he ha a chane to kill him. But ah
does not do It Inatead. ah point th
pistol at bar own head. Again aha
weakens, crying out lis she lat th re
volver tall. "I cannot do It: I love my
Ufa too much." The curtain falls as
she and tie druBKBn man sian i
th nlshrto be married by th. nart
Then She Reforms Him.
Tire aecond act Is a year later, pne
living on hr husband's place On a
mountain top in another fart of Arl
sona. Gold has been found on th taoun-
tatnetd. H Is a rteh man, but sjsjtn
with her New jsngianu conwnw
(ng overtime loathes his rlehe more
than ha did hla poverty. H ! h"
with present and with money, but he
us neither. There 1 a trig Summer
hotel two or thre milt away and, un
known to him, aha make ft-Mvtal for
herself by plaiting baskets, which she
eU daring his gbsno to th visitor
at the big hotel Th man haa re
formed completely undtr her lnftuenob.
He loves-uer devotedly and she. though
she will not even admit It to hslf. is
equally In love with him. But th feel
ing that sh is only a cbatttl, a thing
that h lurs bought for a faw gold nug
gets, always proaominaies m .
Eventually hr brother and apter track
her to the mountain top. one Birrrn w
make bem think that she Is happy with
her husband, but wnen in.y mi j w.
her to oorae east witn them sh elects
M go. . Th husband welcome hr de
parture WHDOUT aaying one wvr.
final act take place In her' old home In
Massachusetts. A child has been born
to bar. Her mother, a dear, sweat, wo
manly Nw Bnglsnder. haa small sym
pathy With nr aaugnier in, i
her. daghtr-ln-law ha. told her what
a really nne nan tywpnen una
Tha mother, unknown to Bum, naa sent
for tb hueband. When the act opens
he 1 an th adjoining room. Th
moth" tell Ruth that ha ia thar. and
Ruth, calling har brothsr into the room.
tan her two relatives tne true siury "
her marrlag for the first time. Th
mother. Instead of sympathising with
her. turns to her in norrmea proiesi.
crying: "Add you married him after
that-" Th brother tart a for th li
brary to kUl him, but th wlf Inter-
poms a no witn ,ner oaca asamai m
door, for the first time sh plead her
Power of the Play.
T Au.jn. i,la nana, aha realizes for
th first time that ah haa broken her
own vow end promjsa. Finally sne ana
her husband meet and after a splendidly
dramatic scene In which she confesses
that eh has broken her word ahe take
from her pocket the chain or goia nug
gets which sh has since bought back
from the Mexican and placing them
about her neck begs him to take har
back. No synopsis or tnis piay can
give any reasonable idea of the power,
simplicity and poetry which Mr. Moody
haa Infused into hi drama It is
a splendid, vital, virile work In which
both Miss Anglln and Mr. MUler score
the artistic successes of their career.
Aa a play, it ranks higher than either
of those two other powerful dramas
now fn view, Plnero's "His House ir Or
der" and Jons', "The-Hyprocrite."
Mr, l.angtry, looking almost aa
Ai,n. an1 nulla aa beautiful a ever.
haa at last taken the Inevitable plunge
into vaudeville. She 1 crowding Keith aV
Proctor' new Fifth Avenue twice a aay
With a class of audience which recalla
th old Fifth Avenue at th height of it
faahtonable career rather than the aver
age assemblage, wmcn M aeen ai a con
tinuous performance. Hr tableau drama,
"Between the Nightfall and the Light."
ia dramatic and interesting, and pro
vides hr a rote In which aha la seen to
great BO vantage, sir. i-rocwr announces
that ahe haa keen th biggest hit of any
star who haa yet gene Jnto vaudeville.
And a aha Is receiving a salary ef
I2,00 a week she certainly must be
"delivering the good" to make har man
ager say anything ao enthusiastic as
At the other theatre th attractlona
are as follows:
Belaaco, "The Girl of the Golden
West"; Empire, "His House in Order";
Knickerbocker, "The Red Mill"', Cri
terion, "The' Little Cherub"; Hudson.
"Th , Hypocrite": Savoy, "Th Chorus
Lsdy"; Oarrlck, The Price of Money";
Lyceum. "The Lion and tha Mouse":
Hippodrome, "The Society Circus"; Ca
sino, "My Lady's Maid"; Herald Square,
About Town"; New Amsterdam. "Paota
and Franceses." . Majestic. "The Tour
ist": Weber's. "John Hudson's Wife';
Academy, "Miapah"; Wallaek's. "Popu
larity"; Dalys. "Marrying Mary, HaeK
ett's, "Th Wall of Jericho"; Manhat
lay Evening:, Oct. ISth
DIRECTION LOIS STEERS WYNN COM AN
PRICE8-8JK), W OO, $1.60, $1.00; Boxes, $15.00; Gallery, reserved, $1.00; Gallery admission,
70c. Voors open at i p. m.
w. t. PAJrei
The Heilig theatre
Diractloa X. W. Theatrical
eSSkVoAv NIGHTS 335?
AN ENTIRELY NEW- COLOSSAL COMPANY OF
SO All Whits Performerg gO
PROF. FRANKS and
SPECIAL EXHIBITION TODAY
Also all next week. Now program dalljr.
Masquerade Carnival Tuesday
NlfW. October Hth. '
Also Fir Act hy Profeor Fraalta.
So prise In Woodard a Clarke's window
over trie nw mam
JONES HAND AIL. -'
Beginning Monday. Oct 15th
Follow- the Crowd.
AdBbsroi Kk. Bescrved Scats 20c
rntw FIRST PART IN MINBTREIaSY, ENTITLED
THE PALACE OF ALADDIN
Oeorgeoue Costumes. Beautiful Singing. All ef lacing Mu
sical Bololat, Star Vaudevlll, Plantation Bcenea. Orand BlaptrleaJ sad
fleVnlo Effecta, Moving Clouds, Rising Moon, Rippling WatrKand all the
t ..... iMiniHi. anrt Hlactrlcal Effect
T.nwer Floor. zcsnt last t
11.00; last S row. 7Gc.
Balcony, first 4 rows, 76c; last 10
rows, toe. Gallery, Ite, tie.
Bargain Wad. Matinee Prices
Entire Lower Floor, lee.
Entire Balconys tic.
Children under 1 year of eg
15c to any part of the theatre.
SEAT SALE OPENS TODAT. SUNDAY, 1
. ........... :
By Johnston McCuIley.
Yesterday afternoon at the Helllg
theatre, Jane Corcoran pleyed Ibeen'e
"The Don Houa." Thla delightful
llttM ectreee, who so Immensely pleased
ua in "The Freedom of Suaann." tripped
onto the atage aa tha caprtcloua Norah.
roused the small audience to a high
pitch of enthusiasm In a vary short
time, and then, ea tne piay eeiuea
down end the eetreee warmed to her
work, gave ua a philosophical sermon
through, the medium of Ibeen'a lln
that sank deep Into th heart of every
one In the theatre.
ur. kava Man "Tha Doll' Hon a"
pleyed before, but never with Just quite
th Interpretation whlh Jn Corcoran
glva it Haretofor actreeac have
been wont to look anaa in me piay ana
forecast the tragls climax of th drama.
Not ao with ails t:orcoran. one was
at first th madcap Norah, nothing
mere. Then h allowed tne eerpent or
worry to enter her character, let It
broaden until worry gay way to doubt,
to enslety, to luestlonlng. to a great
fear, and on to despair. The character
In Jane Corcoran's hands changed grad
ually. The climax wee reached by
proper stag. Th ranaltlon from a
happy "doll" to a woman whoee soul la
fraught with the myatarl of the fun
damental laws of a disorganised and
corrupted society, whoee heert I torn
with th anguish of quaetlone h can
not solve, whose brain emerges from
torment of fever fe e cool, scintillating
reason wherein all things are weighed
In the eeale of fltneee thle wrr on
'test Day of ta Seaaoa a
Laat dance In the pavilion; two
beautiful door prise for lady and
"Auld tang Syn." Your last
chance this season at Chutes.
Tempi of Mirth. Bumps. Giant
Whirl, Old Mill. Figure Eight,
Carousel. Hal' Tour Cars.
In the Vaudeville Theatre.
Christian Science Lecture
Mfe Garence G Eaton C S. Be
FREE I Moving Pictures
Interesting from beginning to end.
,,ih.. UlaonlUnannl flubiacta.
very evening 7:10 o'clock. Bring th
COTTER MORRISON AND THIRD.
Chang of Program Weekly.
HARRY SHCMAN. general AdVrtl r.
asae THE HEILIG THEATRE
W. T. Vsael. Maaw. MreetVai W. W. T. aeatoaa, C.
the play nmmn mmwx aar wfpaBAT the most
s;r,.rr TCoUeoe Widow
TH WORD Wfm&aAM CHARACTER
-SUCCESS.' I prlc 50e to ft.SO. seat Friday. COMEplKS.
th. awaa of Ta na r'nrcnran was work
that should put her name on a par with
any actress In the una.
Jan Corcoran's power la peculiar
Ti li. m in tha nnlrk chanaes of tempera-
mant of which ah 1 capable. "Th
Doll'a House," In the role of Noran. rur
Tti.ha, Har with a nart that oults her
aa nothing else. She Is not an empress
of tragedy; she is not a queen of com
a. aha nailiatea helween the two and
It is only in roles Ilk Nofah where ehe
. . mm- Wa km! a d van f aas.
There wee only e small audience to
reat her vesterdav afternoon. Those
. eallaJ , Ka i hare missed a Per
fnrmane hlahlv artistic The wdrk of
ik. mMAriln, rnmianr was exoellent
Rut u waa Mtsa Corcoran who took and
held the center or the stage, not by
virtue of being a star, but Uy virtue of
rfnlnar actlna akin to genlua. We are
not aavlna Mies Corcoran Is groat
aataaaa In tna hroadeSt BenBS of th
term; but we ar aaying that she played
Norah better than it nas vr own
pleyed In Portland before, end If haa
nlaved here or aoxra sauvra
lee Corcoran and her-exoellent eom-
nanv will cloae the preaent portieno
engagement tonight by a farewell par
forraance of "Th Freedom of Susanna.'
11 waVSStts October 19, -20 end 21
MESSRS MARTIN & EMERY'S
MAJESTIC PRESENTATION OF THE GREAT
SACRED FESTIVAL DRAMA
The Moot Imposing ProaucUon Ever
Sent on Tour
Performance at 7:45 Sharp
Carriages at 11
PRELUDE AT 7:80
"A production that approaches 'Ben Hur.' "Spokane
Chronicle, October 8.
Lower Floor, first 10 rows.
Lower Floor, laat t rows . . .
Balcony, first 4 rows ......
Balcony, next ( rows . ....
Balcony, laat 6 rowe
Advance Seat Sale Opens Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10 A. M.
Out of town orders addressed to W. T. Pangl. Manager Helllg Thea
tre? must be accompanied with money order and a eelf-Bddroed stamped
envelope for safe return.
X Member of
the Chrletlen Sclnc Board of Lectureship of the First
Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.
Heilig Theatre, Thursday, Oct, 1 8, at 8 p m,
-ia a bia mM tfl sasMaO annnA HHlllVhAfl Of ChrUt. Sclentlt.
gk (jiven unair awiwivb vi
Reserved Seats may be had Without Charge at the Boa Office, at It a nr.,
Wedneaday. October IT.
Beat Family Theatre
J. A. Johnson, Reaideat Manager
CONTINUOUS ?Rf0mhNCS TOO A Y
Tha Scottish NlgtU-
figure. A vaude
HART AND O'DELl
The Fanny Man.
Latest Moving Pla
a. lnc Rnxes. lie
matinee for 10 cents.
Ledlee and children take any eeat at weekday
F-rrln, Roy Eldredge,
r... a, a, ia Tamnle. alias Currln and Mlaa
The Pierce Sisters. Leo Whit. Latest Moving Pie-
T H t ATRt
Third tnd Yamhill SH.
biau psfFvifiniv r-e-i OHO. I BAKsCR.
HOMB OF THE SUPERB RAKER STOCK COMPANT
All Week Beginning Today s Matinee,
Sunday, October 14th
BT SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WIT DANIEL FROHMAN,
AST IWTwm- OOMBDT EE TaEBMB ACTS,
Produced under the Personal Direction of' JOHN M. SA1NPOLIS.
Lavish Display of Scenery, Stage Settings and Beautiful Qowne. Produc
Eveolng Prices: 25. 35. 5ICts. Matinees 15 and 25 Cto.
MATINEES SUNDAY AND BATURDAT.
INext Week-UP YORK STATE
IN PREPARATION: "THE BORCBRE88."
Note the Reduction In Prices I
Starting Matinee Today, Sunday, October 14
ELMER WALTER'S LATEST AND GREATEST SUCCESS,
The New Bwdlh Comedy-Drama.
foe eh B
Evening tO, 20, 30 Cts.
Matinees 10 and 20 Cts.
MATINEES SUNDAY. WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY.
- THE HOLY CITY
Allen Stock Company
PRESENTING THE WORLD-FAMOUS MELO
DRAMA "THE TWO
MATINEES TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAY8
AND SUNDAY8 AT 2:30
Prices 10 and 20 Cents
EVERY EVENING AT 8:15 O'CLOCK
Prices 1030 and 30 Cents
Secure Seats for All Performances by Phone Main
Headed by the world
fa med acrobats
eiwisBBt aVBesw. srv
Special Added Attraction
Miss Lilian Chick
The Beautiful and Daring Cyclist.
CUFF DEAN 6 CO.
In Married Life." one of the funniest
sketches on tha eteere.
Not a ller lust a story teller.
MARGARET NEWTON CO.
Refined stearins set.
MISS MARIE LECLAIR
Serlo-coiale and vocalist, "
MASTER HAROLD BOFF
Th peerleee illustrated inset-
Tha very latest path film.
matinee eseeet Sunda