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J , ' DRAM-mO CALENDAR I-X)R THE WEEK P ' U V K )T T ' s
,HEILIG Cathrlne Countiss and company In "A "Woman's Way."
OKPHEUM Vaudeville Madam Bertha . Kallrh hoadlinpd
' PANT AGES Vaudeville.
"LYRIC "The Winnlne Widow."
PEOPLES, STAR. ARCADE Motion pictures.
THE OAKS Amusement park.
COUNCIL CREST Amusement park.
HEILIG-'-Cathrlne CountlsB In "Merely Mary Ann."
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NO, lndefd! Council Crest and the
' Oaks' ' ere not"-the only pUees
where amusement seekers fqund
surcease from the genuine lum-
mer heat ot last week as the "sold
dufv. Wednesday matinee of Cathrlne
Countiss and her company at the Helllg
miShttly testified. Delicious tempern
tur Of 70 degrees was an unexpected
delight to patrons of the theatre which
ha advanced another step In earing for
ths comfort of Its patrons during hot
AS Well as cold days. Miss Counties and
her company, with Sidney Ayers In the
. lead, were welcomed royally and made
niany new friends as well as renewing
eld friendships. Their production, scen
" Icly tnd from the acting standpoint, of
' 'The Thief." was a credit and it Is easy
to anticipate a similarly good pcrform
since of that funny comedy, "A Woman's
"Wy," this week.
.V Madame Bertha Kallch is the latest
6f ths noted dramatic artists recruited
tiers. She will headline the bill this
-'week In Mrs. Flske's play. "A Light
From St. Agnes." Chick Sale will be
- unatbec wstaoms member on the bill,
.He was her last year at the same time
Agnes 8cott appeared in her long-td-he-
MAKES HIT SINGING
OLD TIME SONGS
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Marlon Wilder, vaudeville s.n;ri t'
05 the Stage in Portland trus I;
, heralded In theatrical cin ! k ;is .m.
the most Striking women in wiu.leville
(today. She is the sta.' .nrtn.r of
Spencer Keely. and will Hjipear with hlrn
. at the Empress theatre. WIiIIh Keely
'. and Wilder are cultured singers, they
i devote little time to classical itiusIc,
' having made their lilt In vaudeville by
singing a medley of old-fashioned songs.
In Sv previous tour of the Bulllvan &
; Consldlne circuit they sang only oldtline
songs, and. finding that such a reper
tolre won the hearts and hands of their
audiences, they added more simple
.' songs to their program and were en
gaged for a second round of the vaude
ville bouses. Miss Wilder has a sweet
twprmwe vo ami Kety ha a frw?gr.
mellow baritone which Mends well with
the voice of Jil beautiful stage mate.
Mis Wilder Is well known in Portland
end -was entertained extensively here
la ear former visit to the citv
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rcmembered playlet; "Drifting." Suf
frage pictures at the Star a portion of
lust week, were a feature of the motion
picture sphere, proving anew that mo
tion pictures are surely bringing much
of the world to the ken of those who
care to go and see. Of necessity such
weather as this must turn the tide of
entertainment outward Instead of in so
that open air amusements are now reap
ing the harvest waited patiently for dur
ing days and weeks of gloom and rain.
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PROMISES MADE BY
THE PRESS AGENTS
"A Woman's Way" at Hellig.
Cathrlne Countiss, who has been wel
comed back by Portland pluygoers with
great cordiality and enthusiasm, offers
lit oiapson ..Bu r h a n n n 'a ... -vlv acioua - coma,
dy, "A Woman's Way" tonight for the
second week of her summer season at
the Hellig. Incidentally, the coolness of
this theatre was a welcome revelation
during the hot nights of the past week.
Its cooling plant makes summer nlgJit
diversion a delight and not a discom-
! "A Woman's Way" proved Grace
George's best comedy succojss, and was
much enjoyed when she played it here,
its keynote Is sounded In the young
wife's declaration: "It's time for good
women to wak up. We good women
fight to get our husbands why
shouldn't we fight to keep them?" There
Ls domestic discord threatened in the
home Of a young millionaire. He has
been automoblllng with a seductve
widow. There Is a smash up. The
newspaper reporters scenting a sensa
tion are camped on his doorstep. Spe
cial editions are headlining a divorce
scandal. Everyone, Including the hus
band, ls surprised because the wife does
not go to her mother In Indignation, but
that ls not her way.
The well poised and capable young
matron, Instead of resorting to tears
and reproachort, glveg an amazing rln
ner party and Invites the widow. In the
nioft natural and amusing manner Is
skillfully revealed some startling facts
regarding the widow's previous sweet
hearts and conquests. The man who
has made a fool of himself Is aston
ished, disgusted and chagrined. Hefore
the dinner guestB have dispersed, he
realize that it ls his wife he loves. Tin
widow herself, sets defeat, and grace
fully surrenders. It Is a bright, clean
comedy, full ef laughable situations and
witty epigrams that snap, sparkle and
Miss Countiss and her very popular
leading man, Sydney Ayres, have splen
d.d ouniedy roles as the central figures
In the divorce puzzle In the long cast
Introducing many new- members of the
'oinpuny, are Claire Sinclair a the dash
ing widow; Robert Lawier and Myrtle
I.nngford as a pair of newlyweds; Laura
Adams and Marie Raker as rival mothers-in-law;
John C. Livingstone as a
pay young bachelor Bohemian; hoy
elements as a pmart newspaper report
er. Marie Edgett as a young matron
with troubles of her own; Henry Han as
her lawyer husband, and J. Frank Burke
aH a fastidious Now Yorker pf (ne 0j
school. The scenes aro laid In a fash
ionable New York residence ion Fifth
avenue facing Central Tark In the
springtime, when many sensible folks
are prone to folly and frivolity.
Bertha Kulich at the Orphcum.
Madame Bertha Kallch, whose rapid
rise to great heights on the English
epeamng siago Is the talk of the theat
rical world, and who Is termed "the
ftieaUs1 Yiddish imi of he age," wJU
headline the bill to open at the Orpheum
tomorrow afternoon. She will appear
in "A Light From St. Agnes." Madame
Kallch Is supported by John Booth and
John Hsrrlngton, both of whom have
OREGON SUND Ay JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SUNDAY
long records of stage succeeses. This is
Madame Kallch's first visit to the Pa
cific coast. She was born in Austria,
Joined a grand opera company in her
home land at an early age, and climbed
steadily as an emotional actress from
the time of her arrival In the United
States. She ls noted particularly for
her portrayal of "Kreutzer Sonata" and
Billed In second place ls Chick Sale,
He Is a rapid-change artist noted for
depleting characters without the use of
much facial makeup. He will be seen
and heanl In "A Country School Enter
tainment,''' first as a typical school
ma'am, then as teacher's pet, then as
the villa cut-up, then as the professor,
and finally as the "constabule" of the
Lydla Nelson ls scheduled to provide
an entertaining act with her dancing
boys and girls, who have Joined the Or
pheum circuit after successful (our of
the great show houses abroad. Special
ties by each member of her little troupe
Bobbe and Pale are brand new come
dlans. One appears as an American,
and the other as an Americanized Ger
man, and they create laughter by mak
ing fun of the customs of Paris. They
Clever Animal Act
f V A V'
Scene In animal act, one of chief
One of the really big features In the
uoyu wB,r, oo nun circus a ins pony act, the various trained horse acts
Oaks V'liuseinenl park this week lu Uthuclud4 White LUy, the postnr home-
dog and pony act, one of the tlnest in
the show gaum today. The dogn are
willing to rldo any Shetland In the
bunch, while the ponies receive medi
cal attention from the dogs.
The circus features half a dosen flue
'TIADAME' BE-BTHA KAL-I SIT
AT THE. OJ3P!m'TJlT
have a new comedy eon;; 'for
change in their patter.
Kathi Qultinl, is on the poster as
"Europe's foremost woman Juggler."
She will perform the main feats taken
up by masculine Jugglers, and has a
series of tricks all her own. John Reldy
and Elsie Currier will entertain with
musical numbers a feature of which ls
the harp accompaniment to their so-ngs.
Wlnslow nud Stryker, expert skaters,
Mrs. Louis James, widow of the emi
nent tragedian, will appear at the Or
pheum for the last time tonight In her
comedy playlet, "Holding 'a Husband."
At the Empress. "
Sparkling with comedy and looming
as the most diversified bill of the sea
son, the program assembled for the
Empress theatre tTTs week blda fair to
climb to the highest heights of popu
larity. Clarence Wilbur and his famous
seven funny folk preside ss the head
line act In "The New Scholar." The lit.
tie romedv ls owned by the famous act
ress beauty, Billie Burka under whose
auspices It is produced. It Is a tabloid
musical comedy, funmaklng, singing and
dancing prevailing throughout the piece..
Clarence Wilbur ls recognized as one of
the foremost eccentric comedians of the
Big Feature at Oaks
attractions at the Oaks this week.
animal acts, ranging from the dog and
and tho unbreakable mule. There will
be seats for 10,000 to view the circus
and the ring will be raised three feet
above the ground. There Is a real saw
dust ring, a raised runway leading- from
the stuck tent.
MORNING,, JULY 21., 1812.
day. 'The New Scholar was a great
hit In New York, where reviewers called
It "the season's big scream."
Spencer Keely and Marlon Wilder,
bllUl an vaudeville's sweetest singers,
are the extra added attraction. They
are well known in Portland, having been
an Immense hit at the Empress last
season In a medley of old-fashioned
songs. -Miss Wilder has been referred
to as one of the most striking women
In vaudeville, and she possesses a won
K"Ty has a
strong, mellow baritone, which blends
exceptionally well with the soprano of
his beautiful stage mate.
Hnnlon and Hankm brothers, ary th?
I gymnasts on the new bill. According to
the measurements accepted as the stand
ard, they are physically perfect. They
will execute daring and difficult feats
particularly in hand and head balancing.
Then May Elinore, one of the famous
Ellnoro sisters, will be seen in her first
vaudeville tour. Miss Elinore Is known
as "the topsy-turvy comedienne," snd
her stage gyrations Trove hor worthy of
the program billing. She has a most
laughablo collection of grotesque man
nerisms that have made her a big hit.
A western comedy playlet, "Rained
In." occupies next place 6n the Empress
bill. This will be presented by Le Roy,
Harvey 4 Co. Mr. Le Roy was a big
favorite on the legitimate stage in
"Strongheart" and Miss Harvey was
equally prominent with "The Commut
ers." The situations and dialogue of
Kainea in- are extremely amusing.
Over the mystic part of the new bill
E. H. Moore will reign supreme. Moore
ls called "the gabby trickster," a title
earned by the lively talk he maintains
while performing extraordinary sleight-
Professor Nlblo's trained birds, which
speak three languages, will be heard for
the last time at the Empress tonight,
and Harry Hayward In "The Firefly"
will close his engagement at the same
Big Drama At rentage.
Daring, original and fuscinatlng Is the
monster dramatic masterpiece. "The
Hold I'p," that comes toplln-d to Pan
tages for tho week commencing with
the matinee tomorrow at 2:80. I'erclval
Lennon will appear In the leading role,
that of the messenger and telegraph
operator who saves the express after
the bandits have evidently accomplished
their purpose., The sight of the train
rushing across the stage with all the in
cidental effects ls a great bit of staqe
craft. A freight train also passcB. "The
Hold-up" win written and staged by
Mr. Grenvllle, author of "The Man Hunt
ers," "The Aviator," and other dramatic
Direct from their triumphs abroad.
Mons. Bankoff and Mile.' Lulu Belmont
are clever and startling acrobatic dan
cers, whose feats are nw and original.
They should cause a furore during their
Bert Lennon Is a delightful entertainer
whose original methods of extracting
laughs from hlB audience are novel
While not related to the star in "The
Hold-up." Mr. Lonnon ) fully as clever
In hl way as his distinguished name
sake. His Impersonations of Daley the
f?nw4tsh-f !rerr- WMy Van," the" noted
minstrel, and never-to-be-forgotten
James A. Hearn in "Shore Acres," are
The Four Janowskys are recently im
ported from the continent. Their head
and hand balancing ls sensational jtd
noi a dull moment ls to be found In!
Featuring the Ragtime Model Olrl,
Howard and Pelores will prove admira
ble song and dance entertainers whose
novel methods will score an Instantan
eous hit. Their songs sre new and mel
odious while their dances are most
agreeable. The Pantagescope will con
chide the hill with new animated events.
Frederick Ireland and his Casino
Dancing Girls will conclude their local
engagement with the matinee and night
Lyric, "A Winning Widow."
The summer is right upnn us, and
everyone is looking for light and airy
entertainment. The Lyric ls the place
to see it, as all of the productions by
the Armstrong Follies company are Just
suited for this hot weather, for you
don't have to bother with a plot. Com
mencing with tomorrow's matinee "A
Winning Widow" will be the attraction.
Miss Beatrice Flint, a prima donna of
note in the musical comedy world, who
Is spending her vacation in this city,
hes been persuaded by Mr. Armstrong
to play the title role for next week.
Miss Flint has a charming stage ap
pearance, a highly cultivated voice and
will no doubt be a valuable addition to
this clever company. Lalnty Clara
Howard will be as vivacious as ever
and will render a number of the latest
and most pleasing of musical numbers.
Will Armstrong, who needs no Intro
duction to the patrons of the theatres
In this city, will be seen In a eomedy
role that would make "Unlucky Loole"
forget his troubles. Gus Leonard, who
j ls a prime favorite, will be cast In a
part just suited to nis talents and witn
Will Armstrong will keep the audience
In good humor at all times. The Baby
Dolls will appear in some new and in
tricate dance and song numbers and
will go a long way to make "The Win
ning Widow" a very attractive produc
tion. A widow, through many financial re
verses, travels from town to town and a 1
She makes many friends. At last she
settles down and marries. Friends of
her husband tell him ninny stories nnd
cnsnally mention the mnTiy rjttmcs tindsr
which tih was known previous to her
marriage. Trouble and excruciatingly
funny situations occur that will keep an
audience in a turmoil throughout the
entire performance. Tonight the last
performances of "A Scotch Highball''
will be given. This funny Scottish mix
ture has proven to bo one of the big
gest laugh provoking comedies seen at
the Lyric In some time.
At the Peoples, Star and Arcade.
The Peoples scores another hit today
with a splendid special, "The T. Ion's
Revenge " This film 4a i without doubt
the most sensational novelty of Its kind,
gripping nnd exciting from start to fin
ish. Briefly It tells the story of a.
rich family who have among other at
tractions In their beautiful gardens four
splendid Hons A special keeper is re
tained to handle these ferocious beasts,
but proving careless he is discharged.
He then decides to revenge himself, and
concludes as the most fitting way that
he will turn the lions loose when the
hostess is entertaining, a party. This
he .does, hut a brave woman saves me
I day, driving them back to their cage, not
however, until they have completely
whipped the keeper, who ls thus caught
In his own well set trap.' "The Ranch
man and the Hungry Bird" Is a close
second to this film, being another of
those splendidly prepared western thrill
ers, with a romance. "The Alibi Club'"
If a rnttllng good vacation comedy,
"Cuba'' Is a scenic, and "That Trio" will
as usual, sing a lively new Bong. Or,
Wednesday next the management have
booked as the f.-e.ture extraordinary Fra
Dlavoll," a three reel production from
the famous opera, which promises to be
well received. To add to the realism
of this picture, during Its exhibition the
curtain will be raised showing an exaet
setting of tho play while That Trio,
properly costumed, will sing the princi
pal song from the opera.
At the Star another big three reel
special, "Tom Butler," by the famous
Eclair makers who recently produced
"Zlngomar," will be staged. This pic
ture is the superior of "Zlngomar," and
resembles the style of Sherlock Holmes.
The whole picture Is closely Interwoven
around one distinct plot, well worked
out and full of climaxes. "The Four
Flush Actor" furnishes uplendld comedy,
and "The Roma Trio" will sing anothsr
successful song hit.
At the Arcade "Slippery Jim," another
gripping western picture telling the
story of a reformod convict; "Love's
Surest Troof," rarely good comedy;
"Telltale Shells," splendid and exciting;
"The Mllfcr's Daughter," farce coniedv;
"Old Tom," urenlry nnd n -Ttew" ionV.
complete this entertainment.
Circus at the Oaks.
A real old fashioned circus of the type
our granarsthers knew bo years ago,
with real clowns, real sawdust. reaJ
pink lemonade, a rsal ring and real
circus acts, all forming a t;eal free show
that will last a full hour every after
noon and eVening this week Is tne at
traction offered at the Oaks Amusement
Park, In the Boyd & Ogle Original One
Ring Circus, there will be five com
plete circus acts In the bill, while Dan
Hart, the oldest clown In the business,
will once again don mask and paint.
Among the acts definitely determined
upon are a complete dog and pony act
of the typo seen on the best vaudeville
circuits. Dogs will ride the ponies,
give medical attention to an ailing
equine and lntroduco a number of new
stunts. There ls a strong man who will
bite in two heavy nails or who will lift
up 12 chalrj at one time with his teeth,
to say nothing of many other risky
feats. White Lily, the posing horse,
will pose after various famous horse
pictures. Other acts have not yet been
announced, but with the full circus band
the Oaks promises to give the biggest '
show it has ever been able to offer dur
ing the season.
The Oaks Park band will play concerts
every evening, preceding and following
the circus, while Punch and Judy will
continue to amuse the youngsters.
Swlmmfftg is now in full progress at
the park, large crowds turning out ev
ery afternoon und evening to cool off
In the water. A number of new soils
have been bought for the bathing pa
vilion and other improvements Installed,
making the resort one of the most popu
lar watering places on the river.
At Council Crest.
Council Crest's chief attraction this
week has been Its tempernture. For the
unusually hot weather the management
uncorked a specially Imported brand of
temperature Imported from the Pa
cific ocean and It was enjoyed mightily
by great crowds every afternoon and
evening. The to-tal absence of mosqui
toes combined with the cooling breezes
afford extra temptations at the new
cafe, where a special chicken dinner
1 will be served today
The two mile roller coaster, which Is
Inspected over every foot of Its snako
llke track every morning, so that there
will be no accidents, was patronized to
OF GOLDEN WEST
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Claire Sinclair, who plays second parts
In the distinguished company assembled
In support of Cathrlne countiss for the
summer season at the Hellig, IsfcV of
the talented players known thcatiTcally
as "Const Defenders." Miss Sinclair ls
a true daughter of the golden west. Her
stage career begun In her native city,
San Francisco, and she first came under
the direction of E. D. Trice, manager
for Miss Countiss, when he was at the
head of the famous Alcrfzar company in
Its brilliant days before the great dis
aster. Miss Sinclair played scores of
parts with skill and distinction, and
soon became one of the best equipped
leading women on the Pacific coast.
She Is of the Spanish brunette type
snd an excellent foil to Miss Countiss.
She-has poise. Braes,, arnLliie ftft of j;e- ,
piPSKlon. Her clear musical diction la a
delight. In the Hellig comedy of the
coming week. "A Woman's Way," she
personates the rich and fascinating
widow, who is wrecked in an automobile
accident with a susceptible married man.
an. almost causes a u,rce evandaL