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SUNDAY JOURNAL, -PORTLAND. SUNDAY HORNING, JUNE ID, 1010.
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SOMETHING ABOUT PLAYERS
John Cort, president of the Indppend
ent Producing company, announced that
he had closed five year contracts with
Paul Armstrong and Jules Kckert Good
man, playrlghts, whereby all of the
plays written by them In the Ufa of the
contract would be controlled by hla
, : Frederic Thompson, who has ' a pas
eion for changing the names of things,
hag rechrlstened his review, "The Comic
Supplement," "Girlies." , His last effort
of that kind was when he renamed
..dbel Taliaferro "Nell" and ; was so
sorry for it that ho' changed it back
gain. ' ?-"'',' ' :
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Miss Ada Klein, a member of "The
Three Twins" company, has, sued her
jnanager ' for .'5,000 because she. fell
from, a - rnechanlcal contrivance, with
the result that her' sense of Smell was
destroyed. There are plays, of course,
where that loss, might . not be
.advantage. . : . ' ',.'
Blr Arthur Tlnero Is very partioular
about his lines and 'the "business'' as
he wiitea It and will not permit either
to be changed in any' pf his playa with
out his consent An actor at rehearsal
of a Plnero play' once found himself
"fishing" for lines that should have
been niemorlaei at the 1 beginning.
Finally, losing his own amasing assur
ance, he remarked: f -
"I know my lines', -Mr. Plnero, I really
do." To which Plnero answered: "Yes,
but not mine." . .
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Press , Notice. Khiw and ' Erlanger
present the Bhubert Brothers In the one
act drama,' "The Open Door." . Business
management of William A. Brady. John
Cort. stage manager; Mose Reia and
Julius Cahn, advance agents, Dramatic
Tha news that Eugen Walter Is dan
gerously 111 will disturb a great many
more people than those who knew hlro
personally and 'valued hla friendship.
He could 111 be spared at this time, for
he la one of the few men who have, es
sentially the gift of the theatre. There
was always something Irritating In the
dramatist's plays the"-same Irritating
thing that there was in his person
ality; His ability! one cannot question.
Mia (wonderf ul knack of holding atten
tion and" driving & point home la
' possessed by n other man' on the Eng
Ush speaking stage.. - It Avas the,. lack
of what Thomas Wentworttt Iligginson
calls background that irritated those
who believed that a man with so much
ability should be able to provide some
more philosophical covering for his
Personally Walter has all of' that
background v that one missed In his
plays. He Is a sentimentalist if ever
there i was one' and hi adversity has
made lum feel in perfect accord with
those who suffer." And yet somehow or
another one gets the impression from
hl plays that they are, tours de force
of techniquethe art : Of ., the, " atory-,
teller pure and simple.
His condition is said to be critical.
It would be more than, a pity,- It would
be-a great loss f ,he did not. recover,
Although ft man small in alze, he has
the finest instincts of the tighter arid
tma never hesitated , 10 say what he
thmiirht Was Derfectly true. ; In the Je-,
velopment of the terse, . naturalistic
rmi he has been Kreat influence and
that lovable quality that endears him to
hla friends is round sooner or later,
he Uvea.;, to show Itself in work of a
less cynical cast man -rtw. in "
' and "The-JSasiest Wa y .' v: , )
thirtv-four thousand, nine -hundred,
and one nectole paid to see .Vesta Vic
toria at the Orpheum during the past
week in San Francisco.' This reprcswis
an AitAnri.lnCA of within a fraction of
6000 a day or J500 a performance,
Told hy Amelia Summervllle to the
Matinee Girl In New: York Mirror:
"While playing a 1 4 weeks' tour of
vaudeville, in the week I opened at
Portland, Or., at the Orpheum theatre,
on the same bill were Valadon and the
Howard Brothers, Jewish comedians.
Thin afternoon I noticed Willie Howard,
the messenger boy, standing at the eMe
of the stage watching me. Just then
a small string of pearla I was wearing
tunica." some of them' falling on vthe
- .i.va nd -the; rest dowa my neck.
waa naturally upset The act following
me was Valadon, the - magician, who
' had a trtclt In which he used four or
fiv ducks. : The moment the ducks
were let loose on the stag they lmme
dlately proceeded to gobble up my stray
pearls. , .'. '
"I did not know this, aa I had gone
.- Immediately to my dressing room, but I
heard a conversation in the rest room
between Willie Howard and Valadon
after the performance. I heard Willie
Howard say, I'll give you $2 for It. I
heard Valadon say, 't don't want to sell
It, but siYice you have offered so much
for it you may nave u.
" "T heard that nlebt after-the per
fnrmnce' that " Willie Howard had
bought the duck for $26 and had taken
it t restaurant.- had the duck killed
n a nrned ' and dl "covered he had
' bought the wrong duck."
The following are culled from Willie
roil i ir "Dent's:" , .
"Don't forget that the pen is mightier
than the tword, except in, romantic
-. Plays." -..'-f-
Don't ever admit that you write a
bad play; alwaya blame failures on the
manageri company and production."
"Don't forget that atage dinnem do
nt fin actors or the house."
nnfi'l try to educate the public. ; We
have public schools for that" - rTT"
i "Don't forget that you can substi
nt raste for' diamonds, itea for
whiskey, candy for food, but you cannot
mhntUute a blacksmith for an actor."
Don'ta for actors: "Don't take 11b
rtiB with the author'a lines. Alwaya
resDect royalty." -
"Don't forget that while you eupport
tlm star he supports you."
"Don't count too much on quiet
scenes; beware of the man behind the
drum." - '
"Don't laugh at your audience, no
matter how funny they look." '
"Never suggest a change In the cast
vou may be out of work."
Don'ts for audiences: . "Don't think
that because you are Sitting In the
nailery you are above suspicion."
"Don't ignore the proper function of
tho theatre . mothers. When baby
cris bring it to the theatre so that
everybody can hear it." t .
' When you buy theatre tickets don1
ask: f 'Can I see from there' A ticket
seller is not necensarily an oculist."
"Don't come late and know It all
come early and se it all."
"Don't believe all you hear of actors,
We read the papers also.
"Don't shudder at the vlllaln'a cruelty
to the heroine; she may be his mother."
'During the rehearsals for the out-of
door performance of "Aa You Like It,'
at Berkeley, Ca!., Hiss Maude Adam
musicians, now for a larger and more
rlaborat Forest of Arden, now for
1000 more lights, until the management
In despair asked her when she thought
she-' would be satisfied and stop. Her
reply was that for years she had been
Wdtting to play "As You Like If' and
James Jrc-tcalfe says there Is reallyi
a bigger public than formerly, ajid that
tho average of successful . plays is
higher than it has been for the past
five years. This conclusion Is empha
sized by the fact that there are fewer
forced runs than there used to be. .The
explanation of this may be that' the
practice of forcing runs In New York
with the Idea that this will Impose on
the public in other cities is not so popular-with
managers as it used to be.
Out of town newspapers keep their
readers pretty well Informed as to the
real merits of plays In "New York, with
the result that the forced run costs the
manager more than It is worth.
' Characteristics of the Season.
These flgures; cover the entire city,
being complied from the columns of the
Mirror, anil do pot show the tendencies
of the public so well as an outlook con
fined to the smaller circle of theatres
which study . the : changing fancies of
those theatregoers who In a way set the
styles. ' It is a little bit difficult to
draw a close classification of plays,' but
oae thing is evident that tragedy has
gone out of the liking of this generation.
In a total of 102 new plays produced
at leading: TiouScs -;,, .only three were
tragedies. ' The most popular of all,
popular belief to the contrary notwith
standing; were drama, of rather a seri
ous character, 'involving' sentiment or
melodramatic action. . In the total of
new plays these numbered 63, "as against
38 In which the serious Interest was
subordinated td comedy and farce.. Even
reenforced by the 26 'musical comedies
and musical farces produced during the
season. the "serious interest ' plays still
have - a majority, of one. As , to the
number, of performances and length of
runs, the frivolous entertainmenta have
slightly the advantage, although not to
the extent that might be generally sup
posed. The musical, farces are respon
slble for most of it, as at the theatres
under consideration they have occupied
Zii weeks out of a total of 1114, or al
most a third.;.:-:.'.: . :.. :.. .-.;:;
, Among1 the. Survivor i.
Many of the season's productions in
New York will never see the road. Some
were, utter failures and some, al-
To those Who read between the lines
in the first act of. "Chantecler," print
ed ; in the June" issue of Hampton's
Magazine, will be found what is un
doubtedly Rostrand s sly : dig : at his
critics. .' ' - : -. ' i . 1 ' ' -
ItywlU be remembered that, after the
presentation and popularity of "Cyrano
ae Bergerac," Rostand was tne center
of a bitter critical fight among various
factions In Paris. -So terrific was the
onslaught at the time that . Rostand,
who Is physically a very dellgata man,
went into a jnervous decline and for a
long time It was thought he might die.
Here Is the significant passage in
which the conspirators against the
Cock tell why they do not like him: "
The Owl Thanks! But how Is It
that you are wit- us? '
The Cat--Ah,-nighr brings out what
daylight will not own to! I do not like
the Cock because the Dog does. "-There
you ! have It. ' ' ' '
The Turkey I do not., like, him ror
though' moderately successful, did not
have enough, backbone to be considered
fit to face the vicissitudes of travel.
Of those that survive, almost all, under
the new conditions of making produc
tions, have been already seen in some
cities outside of New York. Those that
will be novelties to most people out
of town will be Clyde Fitch's 'The
City," with Tully Marshall's remarkable
depiction -of degeneracy; "The Lily,"
which Mr. Belaco has made the pictur
esque vehicle for Nance ''O Neil's study
in French splnsterhood, and Mr. Forbes
Robertson's own admirable acting, and
his "excellent : company in Mr., Jerome's
interesting and far from goody-goody
play, "The Passing of the Third Floor
Back." These will, all make extensive
tours and are well worth seeing. Fran,
cis Wilson's "The Bachelor's Baby" Is
another ' New York success , which will
also be seen In cities that do not bar
child actors. , ' ' " r ,'
Duplicated companies and out of town
productions have made familiar In some
places other metropolitan . successes
which will tour next season 'The most
notable of these and' worth going to
are the farces '.'Seven . Days" and "The
Lottery Man"; the comedies !The For
tune Hunter,"."Is Marriage a Failure r
and "Her Husband's Wife" ; the more
serious plays, V "A Mans World'" and
The ; Spendthrift" '.v the melodrama
which has succeeded both here and In
London, "Alias Jimmfe Valentine," and
...e lurid French drama "Madame X"
From the big feature of the season
the New theatre not much Is likely to
come for cities . which have not been
visited by the company Itself. It my
be that companies will be,organized to
take out Mr. Sheldon's "The Nigger
and the double "bill that can be made
of "Don" and "Sister Beatrice." - The
rights of "Strife" may also be utilized,
but in these cases, excepting possibly
"The Nigger," there Is little temptation
for the touring manager to make the
experiment after the New theatre com
pany's tour has extracted the Juice from
the places where the theatre's produc
tions might naturally be expected to
meet with the greatest Interest and patronage.-,:
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only one thin?. Just .about this time
when tiie novelty of "Polaire" the ugli
est woman In the world, is wearing off,
Mr. llammersteln is putting a troupe
of trained fleas upon the stage at the
Hammorstein 'roof garden. The fleas
were imported from Germany. They
are highly ' intelligent fleas and so
through a number of evolutions. One
wonders how the fleas can be seen from
the , audience they are magnified by
performing against mirros.
The Shuberts and W. A. Brady an
nounce the appearance of Fritzl Scheff
next season in a revival of Madame
Journal Want Ads bring results.
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HOME OF PORTLAND'S FAMOUS BAKER STOCK COMPANY
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Week Commencing Sunday Matinee June 19, -10-Today
PASSAGE FROM CHANTECLER
IZETTA JEWEL; FRANKLYN . UNDERWOOD AND
' : " BAKER STOCK COMPANY '
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In John Drew and Billie Burke's greatest New York success,
A COMEDYIN FOUR ACTS. '
- First time in this city in stock, Replete with strong dramatic
' characters and situations and laughable comedy.
. , SPECIAL SCENERY-AND EFFECTS"
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BARGAIN MATINEE WEDNESDAY 25c; .
Sunday and Sat. Matinees 25c, 50c. . Evenings. 25c, 50ct
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DAII.Y MATiyTT! ISc, Sr0, 500
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Direct from the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, and the Boston 1
. : Upera House.
; . ' ' BEAUTIFUL DANCING SURPRISE FEATURE ' ' ,
Capt. Wlaximilion Gruber Charles Wayne & Co.
,j and Mum Adelina'i ' In a Vaudeville Novelty
EQUESTRIAN REVIEW ."10 A. M . OR THE MORNING
i, , ; AFTER" -
. Harry L Webb . ,, . w ,. . ,
The Man Who Talks and Sings , rGntelie and VallOne, -,
- , " ' " ' ' , , Elite Entertainers ' ' '
Siege! and Matthews . . : - i. . - ; -
; , I'nemicr Artists on Novelty . hrefl KOUeil ,
t ':: Stringed Instruments ; 't Peerless Gymnasts ' 1 '
" MATINEE, TODAY 15, 2S AND. 50 CENTS
Evening Prices: sl5c, 25(v50ci75c
DAILY MATUTEE 15c, 35o, 500
(Holiday Matinee., aright Priced 1
Next and last week of the season, "PAID IN FULL."
th reason .that, knowing' him as a
Chick, I cannot admit, him as a Cock.
A Duck I do not like the Cock be
cause, .not being: webfooted, he marks
his passage by a. track of stars.
A Chicken I flo not like the Cock
because he has his picture painted In
purple on all the plates.
Another ChlckenI do not like the
Cock because, on all the steplea he has
his statue In grllt brone. ; . ; r
An Owl (to a, blgr, overgrown Chick
en) -Well, Well! And you, Capon?
The Capon (dryly)-1 do not like the
Cock; i-1 .'.v -.' ?- "
First Owl (to .trte Mole) And you,
why do you hate him? , . ,
The. Mbl-1 hate him because I have
never seen him. . . ' - ; ; '
The Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo!
First Owl And you. Cuckoo; do you
know . why you hate him? .
The Cuckoo ; (on . the : last stroke)
Because he does not have to be wound
up!, 'Cuckoo! ' :: ,,
waiting so long, she said, "I propose to
play It 'As I Like It" " ' .
Mies Barrymore ts ambitious to ap
pear In a repertory comprising the fol
lowing plays,, in all of which she has
acted save Ibsen's "The Lady From . the
Sea," "Cousin ivate," 'The Silver Box,"
Mid-Channel," "A Doll's House" ana
The LadV From the Sea." The role of
Hilda Wan gel In the last-named play
has a strong appeal to Miss Barrymore.
Madame Nazlmova has acted It in this
Just prior to' her departure for Eu-
ropo last week. Miss Marie CahUl, who
will be sen next season in a new musi
cal play by Avery Hopwood, the author
of 'Seven Days," and Silvio Heln, the
composer of "The Boys and Betty" and
De Wolf Hopper's, "A Matinee Idol,"
announced that sho would not buy a
sitogcostume oh the other side.
"I am a firm believer In everything
that is American," said Miss Cahlll. ' I
have always had my frocks made on
tnls side, and I can see no reason ror
changing. Paris fashions are all very
well, but, believe me, very few Parisians
would wear the stuTf that is sent "to
this country as the latest Parisian
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The first of the summer shows, so-
called, U as usual Intended for the peo
ple who spend their vacation In New
York City more than for those who feel
that they have had enough of it dur
ing the writer, The gullible attitude
of .the summer visitor to the city Id a
matter of frequent Jest along Broadway,
where he and she are viewed as "easy
marks.". In the first of these shows,
The Summer .Widowers,'? an attempt,
however, is ma4e to Interest the male
resldeat whose family nas lert ntm in
town, with a result that will be viewed
differently ' according to the point of
There are those who will say with a
great deal of Justice that no matter how
amusing "The Summer Widowers" may
be tho point of view and the treatment
will make up more or less of a paean to
immorality. He was a far sighted min
ister his name I have forgotten who
resented the popularity of the song last
summer, "My wife's Gone to the coun
try, Hurrah, Hurran." xne spinv is
neither American, - gentle. - nor, -1' be
lieve, typical. Broadway Is accustomed to
taking even , the most degraded , vices
lightly. . but no one presumes for a
moment that Broadway Is representative
of America any more than the cafes of
Montma'rtre are representative of the
borne life of France. The thousands of
peopln.'who eang "Give My Regards to
Broadway' wheriFthat song was enjoy
IrigVpopularlty were toot" thinking of
Broadway , but thinking.. of home, Juet
as when the song; was -used in London
it was changed Into, "Give My Regards
to Leicester gquare,""That .other Broad
way classlo which contained tfie won
derful line - , '
"When you leave New York
r You're only camplnsr out"
was the most Insolent oi all that class,
for If there is anything true on earth
it is that about the only place you do
camp out Is New York. In-"The Sum
mer Widowers" this Broadway Idolatry
taxes tins lorm:
There's no plaee like .home, boys.
When your wife has gone away;
No better place to roam, boys.
Than good old Broadway.
Now, in the-George M. Cohan song,
"Give My Regards to Lroadway," there
was the general appeal. In that Broad
way represented the city of New York
and possibly the country.1 But there is
no excuse for this third song, for It
is simply a businesslike endeavor to
whoop up the idea that Broadway is a
"grand place" for unmarried men and.
summer wiuowers 10 spena tneir time.
The Actors' Fund fair netted $110,000
for the fund. This was a disappoint
ment as It was hoped to' realize $200,
00. The national benefit chairman, Mr.
Erlanger, turned In . $40,000 - received
from - benefit performances throughout
the - country. - '---r
Mr. rronman proposes to effect a
collaboration between Miss Hattle Wil
liams and George P. Huntley whereby
those artists will appear next season
as the stars of a new play by the
Frenchmen Calllavet and De Flers,
authors "My Wife," "Love Watches,"
and "Inconstant George," made familiar
hereabouts through the efforts of Miss
Billie Burke and the senior Mr. Drew.
The play is a translation of "Le Bols
Sacre" in which a woman's demands
for the legion d'honneur are said to be
amusingly satirized. Mr. Huntley will
Impersonate a fantastic Frenchman act
ed in Paris by Max Dearly, and Miss
Williams will appear as a popular wo
man novelist created In the original
by Mme. Jeanne Oranler. , . ,f ,
William Hammersteln Is always out
for "something new. Mr, Hammersteln
doesn't allow his audiences to contract
ennui through the monotony of seeing
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Stars of All Nations
Week Commencing Monday Matinee, June 20
. SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT
The Four Nightono
. . WORLD'S GREATEST OLYMPIAN GYMNASTS
: ' Mueller '& Mueller
' Vaudeville'! Premier "Songsters
Gehan & Spencer
Dancers of Renown "
Latest Animated Events"
Georgia Gardner & Co.
-TOO MANY DARLINGS"
The Carr Trio
Comedians and Singers
; ; ADDED ATTRACTION EXTRAORDINARY
Chas. Nichols & Croix-Marie
In the Farcelet Delightful j '
"AN INTERRUPTED REHEARSAL"
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How Championships are Won and Lost
By the Real James J. Corbett.
, A Treat for the.Ladles of Portland.
The Face at The Window.....1...... '
.....Greatest Blorph Ever Produced
A. " Rich Comedy, and Usual Features.
Oh Joy Thealre
White Fawn's Devotion,
y Great Indian : Picture.
Davy Jones' Landlady Comlo
Spanish Frontier..... Scenic
; (Formerly National)
Central American Romance. . , , '
Esther and Nordlca.. .Spectacular
Poor But Proud Dramatln ,
boriKs,, music ana directs. .
Tbe Ranchman's Kpud.. .........
......j. Comedy Drama of West
Road to Happlnena., i ....Dramatic
Poetical- Jane . . . . , , , . VComlo
Lewln s Abbpy .Bcfnio
And the Other I'sual Attractions.
THE OAKS AMUSEMENT PARK
SPECIAL SLASON OF
This Afternoon and Every Afternoon and Evening This
Week, With an Entire Change of Program '
. r. at Every Performance.
Many Other Attractions
Admission to the Park, 10c
CARS' FROM ALLPARTS OF THE CITY
CHANGE EAST WATER AND MORRISON
ABOVE THE CITY
TRIP . UP THE COLUMBIA
New Attraction Costing $25,000
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The -finest Scenic Railway in
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5 Great Snow Caps
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No Liquor for Sale or Permitted on the Grounds
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Last Times This Afternoon and KiflW of "In Gay Paree"
Commencing Tomorrow (Monday) Matinee and All Week
The Edw. Armstrong Musical Comedy Company
IN THE BIG GAY MUSICAL SHOW
Ml off ToMo
WITH ETHEL DAVIS, BEN T. DILLON,' CLARA HOWARD,
WILL KING and a Notable Cast
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Lovers of Musical Comedy with 'Pretty' Girls and Catchy Music
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FRIDAY NIGHT Chorus Girls' Contest FRIDAY RIGHT
" Two Performances Nightly 7:45 and 9:15 P. M.,15c and 25c
Matinees Daily 2:M T. M., Z0c '
BOXING and WRESTLING
SEVENTH AND STARK
Friday Evening, June 24
The Mysterious Jiu Jitsu
YOUNG TOGO, "The Little Giant," of Japan, weight 10:,
pounds, will meet JOCKEY BENNETT of San Francisco,
featherweight champion boxer of the northwest, and
FREDDIE ABERNATHY of Portland, 125 pounds, cham
pion catch-as-catch-can wrestler of the northwest, Togo to
subdue each man. twice. Doors open at 7:30; first bout at
&:15. Two good jiu jitsu preliminaries.
GENERAL ADMISSION ..,.,75K
RINGSIDE SEATS .?l.uO
Seats on sale at Schiller's Cigar Store, 6th 'and Washing
never had a chance. Now, efte