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Play of Mystery
and of Power
Tho management of tho Audi-
torlum announces tor Tuesday
next, the original New York pro
duction of "The House of a Thous
and Candles," a play founded upon
the novel of Meredith Nicholson,
by George Middleton, and produc
ed at Daly and Hackett. theaters
In New York city for nearly an
The drama has succeeded In
translating to the stage the story,
without the loss of dramatic In
terest or value. It has been ex
tremely successful from the first
performance, The action moves at
it rapid pace, ami the scenes suc
ceed one another in logical and
progressive order. It is a strong,
virile drama witli a plausible, con
sistent, convincing plot that can
be as easily understood and en
joyed by one who is a stranger to
the book as by one who has read
the fascinating tale of the house
of mystery. The most is made of
•'very dramatic situation in Mr.
Nicholson's novel and a play has
been modeled upon it ns clear and
interesting its the novelist's story.
To the plot as revealed in the
novel more substance has been
iidded and this in turn Ims lent
weight to the drama, built, a strong
er story for stage purposes around
each character and assisted in
developing to their fullest extent
till the dramatic qualities of the
book. Hates, the silent, inscruti
ble butler, steps into the position
of hero, and though it is by no
means easy to make a hero of
a vulet, the dramatist has suc
ceeded admirably. Moreover, the
elevation of Hates is accomplished
without detracting appreciably
from the prominence of young
Olenarm, the hero of the novel,
and in one sense still the hero of
the play. Hut behind the footlights
Hates gets the prominence which
is really his due and which in the
story of Mr. Nicholson allowed
hint by suggestion rather than by
emphasis. This adjustment of the
character's values is less a liberty
than a development of the novel's
possibilities and not only does it
not modify Ihe story to any mate
rial extent, hut assists as a matter
of fact in making the stage version
(dearer than it might otherwise
have been and tho scenes and
situations more effective and more
Stage Make- Up
Ai) amusing problem is "Levin*
aky'a Old Bhoea," which is to be
presented by Lew Welch & Co., at
the Washington the week of April
17. The playlet is from (ho pen cf
Louis Weßlyn and the plot reveals
a pretty love affair In the "Ghetto"
of Now York, it is full of enrap
turing pathos, Intermingled with
a soft blend of humor. Mr. Welch
Is one of the best comedians now
Thomas J, Ryan, known iv stage
land as Mike Haggerty, comes to
the Orpheum the week of April '■'<
In one of Will 11. Cressy's comeopy
successes entitled ".Mag Haggerty,
IM. I)." With Ryan conies .Miss
Richfield, who is known as Mag
Haggerty among her acquaintances,
Loth the principals have played so
many "Haggerty" roles that they
fit in. whatever (be situation. Ryan
was one of the first Irish Imper
sonators to catch on in .New York
Up to the time Ryan made his hit
as a hodcarrier the role had always
been overdone, and Ryan's work
Wttß something of a revelation.
"he Avon Comedy Pour are a
et of fun makers who will up
on the Orpheum bill the week
April 3. They have a burlesque
-act entitled "The New School
Teacher," and mingle music ami
comedy in a spirited offering.
Vaudeville's top notch vocal Tour
is the Trocadero Quartet, who will
appear at the Washington the
week of April 17. Every member
of this organisation is a soloist
and every one of the musical num
bers, whether solos or quartets,
are Immensely effective. They
have a faculty of gathering in the
latest and best songs aud introduc
ing them in a manner that makes
them sung and whistled all over
town. A particular feature in this
number is Ihe rendition of four dif
ferent melodies at the same time
Tom Haverly and Evelyn Weill
arc decidedly distinctive entertain
ers. Their work is likely and full
of those little surprises that always
delight an audience, and their ec
centric niannerismu are catchy and
original The number Is entitled
"Mr. Piker and Miss Kidder." and
the conversation between these
The Marimbo Band Is a \^^^ W S^S^J^
f-» . /• I"h » D*rr an<i its nea( l at present is Dr.
reature or rantages Dill 1,1 It ni!UiP its first
■ production in a very modest may
,20 years ago. the play being Ibsen's
I "Pillars of Society," which Mrs.
i Flake is to bring out in this conn
try in the spring. Now that the so
ciety has extended and systema
tized its operations, the same play
will be revived, nnd will be follow
ed by the production of modern
One of William Morris' big feat-1 ris circuit. Tho sweet music played
tire musical acts will occupy the by these boys on their peculiar in
headline honor on the bill at the hns h> ™ "» of «»e
~ ~ .... , \ prises of the vaudeville world. It is
Haulages theater for the week be- B0 different and so much nuire mer
ginnlng with the matinee today, itorious than the ordinary musical
This act, it is announced, will be] act that the reputation left behind
the musical treat of the season, for - In almost every city is so great that
it was the most talked of act that they are asked to play a return en
was with the Harry Lauder toad! gagoment.
show.. It is tho Marimbo band, com
posed of five Central American
boys and a big musical Instrument
unlike any other you have ever
seen. These interesting boys from
the tropics are direct from the most
successful tour of the William Mor-
two is exceedingly amusing and it
terestlng. This clever pair will in
at the Washington the week Ol
"Swat" MilUggn, the peerless hit
ter of Poison Oaks, will appear at
the Orpheum week after next w
the greatest baseball farce ever
written, Boseman Bulger is re
sponsible for the act. while Jack
Lee will play the part of the un
defeated "Swat." whose tales of his
feats have a Munchausen twang to
John McCloskey, known as the
"America Caruso." Is billed for ail
early engagement at the Orpheum.
I have always considered that a
critic's review of a play is ad
dressed lo Ihe public and niiisl rise
or fall by the impression il makes
on the public. A manager has as
little right to resent an adverse 1
verdict if il is honestly and re
Denver Mayor Brings Theatrical Trust to
Time; Closes Auditorium on "Punk" Shows
AW INTERIOR VIEW OK DENVER'S AUDITORIUM, TAKEN FROM TDK STAGE.
Denver ls*One of the two Ameri
can cities that have ceased to pay
to see "punk" theaterical produc
tions. The Auditorium. Denver's
principal theater, is owned bj the
municipality and leased to theatri
cal managers. Hut the city main
tains a censor, hip over the shows.
Win v an Auditorium perform
ance Is pronounced poor by the
critics, the theater is closed by
order of the mayor, ami kept
closed until the theatrical syndi
cates bring out a show worth the
price of admission
In most other cities of the land
the theatrical syndicates own
nearly all the dramatic critics.
through patronage of newspaper
The tones produced from the tn
! strumenl are simply entrancing and
; keep the audience spellbound. The
! music from the most difficult num
j bers is executed In a masterly man
j nor and has created a big sensation
wherever it ha - gone.
pectfully put, as he has to thank
he critic for favorable review,—
Marc (Claw, in Green Book Allium.
Lydell & Butterworth, the "Light
Hrown G rl and the Funny 'Dan
:er," come to the Orpheum with a
dancing sensation the week of
April ::. This is reported to be a
blackface act which ranks with the
best in the field.
"Yass! Hah Jove! Awfully
clovah," as Coney Brookes says in
his comedy sketch, which is to be
played at the Pantages tor a week
beginning with the matinee today.
"The Limit" is the name of the
sketch in which Mr. Brooks and his
clever aud charming partner, Miss
Carlisle, have made a big hit.
Prom Berlin come reports of a! The topical song Introduced by this
vast project, the purpose of which ' classy pair, "In the Smoke, Smoke,
is to weld (he drama into popular Smoke," garnished as is is by sev
culture. la that city there exists era! local verses that hit the nail
an organization numbering 838,000 ion the head, is expected to be re
members, and known as the Xeue iceived by the audience with a roar
I Frele Volksbuehng, It is the old- ol laughter.
Garry Lauder's recent visit to To
ledo, Ohio, so great!} excited the
'mpresßionable city council that the
august body has changed the name
of one Of the city's thoroughfares
from Murray street to Harry Lau
I advertising space and the generous!
distribution of free tickets to the
critics and their friends. The re
sult is that the subsidized critics
praise all shows alike, and tt\e
flimsiest and most unworthy pro
ductions Hi"' those which seem to
keep the houses packed tightest.
In Denver ihe authorities think
it iust as much a swindle to put
on a poor play ami charge admis
sion to see It as it is Ifi sell a farm
er a gold brick. And the city au
thorities, controlling the theater,
can and do stop any show they
consider a swindle.
The resell Is that when the
BhubertS late this seasou stopped
' 1 sending their first class produo-
THE SPOKANE PRESS, SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1910.
Madame Nazimova was compelled
to substitute a doll in the place of a
child actress in "A Doll's House"
when she played in Baltimore re
cently. The Maryland law prohibits
the appearance of children on the
stage in any theatrical perform
A novelty in the theatrical world
will be introduced by Gits Hill in
the form of an extravaganza com
pany containing nothing but women.
No male members will be in the
company. In fact, there will he a
female orchestra, ushers, manager,
Reginald Clarence has just pub
lished in England a bibliography of
plays called, "The Stage Cyclo
pedia." The author has collected
the names of and much information
concerning 50,000 plays, extending
over a period of 800 years.
Jeffries made close to $90,000 on
his theatrical tour.
The largest variety theater in
the world is being erected in Oxford
Circus. London. It will cost
$1,250,000 and will he called the
.lohn Philip Sousa recently was
Initiated as a member of No. 1,
It. P. O. Elks.
Is the Limit
I Hons and began filling In with sec
ond companies, Mayor Spier closed
"The best or nothing." he said.
Now the house is opened Sun
days for free inuglcal concerts.
The average crowd is 8000, The
city and the street railway com
pally split the cost of the music be
The theater accomplished one
i big reform for Denver by clipping
| the price of seats at both the Sim
berta' and trust theaters .ao cents.
The theater was built with v
1400,000 bond issue. Many large
convent ons and exhibition- have
been held In it. The rentals about
pay for the maintenance.
"The Toy land
Miss Anna Laughlin, the daintiest
of till comediennes, will make her
first appearance In the northwest
at the matinee today on the new
Orpheum theater program. Miss
Laughlin has become famous as
MISS ANNA LAUGHLIN.
"Tho Toyland Prima Donna." She
has played an important part in tho
success of nearly all of the recent
juvenile comic operas, notably the
"Wizard of Oz" and "Babes in Toy
l.;nd." The Denver Rocky Mountain
News of a recent date had this to
say about her: "While tho Ameri
can portion of the audience fully ap
preciated the beauty of the scenic
setting, and In the costumes of the
girls from the land of the rising
suh, and enjoyed the grace of the
little women, they perhaps found it
good deal more genuine enjoyment
In pretty Anna Laughlin. late prima
donna of "Toyland." and about the
cutest thing, next to a |10 bill, that
anyone ever encountered."
for One Week
Aa event Of great important is
scheduled for April IMb when Rob
ert M ant ell comes to the Audi
torium tor an engagement of one
Mr, Mantel) will offer some of
the gn atest plays, doubtless, in the
English language. It is difficult at
this late day to say much that is
new either about these wonderfully
interesting plays, or about the
noted sta'- himself. They have
stood the best test of years and are
conceded to rank high both in point
of construction and the general in
terest manifested In them by the
theater-going public. About Mantel!
ii may be said that be is now re
garded as (he foremost actor of the
English-speaking stage, such emi
nent cities as William Winter, who
is the dean of American reviewers
of the stage; the late Clement
Scott, who ranked as the leading
critic of the English stage, and
many others have placed Mantel!
en a plane with Edwin Booth, Ed
win Eonvst. MacCready, and those
giants ef the past who h it names
which will live for many genera
"Mantell is a great actor. He is
now the leader of our stage." is the
man ier in which Mr. Winter sum
mod un the achievements of Man
tell. There is little Wonder, then.
that extraordinary interest centers
W;th ig igement of Mantel] ami
his ' distinguished company of
spea' can players.
«2'.>H CLASf? VAUDEVILLE
Week Commi-uctne - Sunday Matinee
starch 27, iaio
■ g I lehul I i Vaudev lilt "
JOHN GRIFFITH nnd His Company
"The Dream Scene" from "The Bells"
The Wonders of the Billiard World
L* w and NELLIE SHAW
In an Interesting Exhibition of Their
"These Brilliant Punsters"
Will THOMAS * PULLER Mart
JOS. J. and MYRA DAVIS BOWLING
in Their Laughing Hit
"A Snap Shot"
"Delightfill Musical Rarity"
VEEONI VERDI ft. BROTHER
The Kit aati the Maiden of
I nstru mentation
The Charming snd Original
NEW MOTION PICTURES
Matinee dally «t 'J '.tit TWO thOWl
every evening nt 7:30 and 'J.
l'l w t » 15c mid lie.
Lawrence & Bunduaky, whose
company demonstrated an unques
tionable ability last week along the
lines of delightful romance, will,
beginning with today's matinee, ap
pear in something so wjdely differ
ent from the opening week's attrao
tion thai it may be taid to be as
different as the day is from the
night. William Faversham's great
est Buccess, "The Squaw Man," has
been selected for the week begin
ning Sunday matinee.
Mr. Lawrence is particularly well
fitted for such roles as "Jtfmes Win
gate" In the "Squaw Man." and the
finely drawn character will have an
exceptional portrayal at the hands
of this young star. The atmosphere
of the piece takes one from the
home of an English nobleman in the
first act to the plains of the bound
less west. A plot and love story.
In fact, two love stories are clev
erly interwoven In the make-up of
the play, and the touch of heart
interest is more titan appreciated,
Possibilities along scenic lines are
many, and every one will be taken
advantage of by the management.
Perhaps no story of the west has
made such a distinct Impression
upon the playgoing public as this
masterpiece, aud the contrasts are
ably drawn. Just as Dorothy Ver
non was a bill With vast opnor
tunltles for the feminine lead is
"The Squaw Man" full of oppor
tunities for the male portion 01
the Lawrence company. There are
thirty speaking parts in all, a se
vere test upon the resources of any
stock comnany, But the Lawrence
players will demonstrate that they
are not ordinary in any way. and
the same finesse will be displayed
in the handling of the long cast.
"St. Elmo," dramatized from the
famous Augusta Evans novel by Mr.
Lawrence himself, will be the at
traction for the third week of the
stock season. This play ran for two
weeks when Lawrence played it in
Seattle, and at that several special
matinees had to he given.
ONo bettor or more interesting
bill lias been offered by Manager
Muller of tiie Orpheum in weeks
tlian the one which opens with the
| matinee this afternoon, featuring
! two distinct headliners.
"Mrs. Runner's Run" with Elite.
Proctor Otis as the much mistaken
Mrs. Hun, is one of the good things.
Miss Otis is not new to vaude
! vllle for her appearance several
i years ago during a brief engage
ment won her unstinted praise.
j She is an acknowledged come
dienne in legitimate drama and her
; powers as a mimic are great. Her
offering is an amusing bit of act
| ing in which she piays the part
of a perfectly proper lady who
falls from the water wagon while
: trying to pull her husband on the
i vehicle. It is a hilarious sketch
in which Miss Otis is ever the
Tho other big feature on the bill
will be the appearance of Mat
I Henson, Commander Peary's com
panion on his last and successful
dash to the North Pole. Henson
has the distinction of being one of
the two civilized men who has
stood at the North Pole. He will
give a lecture with his foot on the
humorous pedal and will tell of
; his experiences in tho frozen north,
! leaving out the scientific part of
j the business and sticking to tho
humorous incidents which crowded
into the journey. The lecture will
be 'illustrated with scores of pho
tograps which Henson took while
on the trip.
i "The Toyland Prima Dona" is
i the title which Anna Haughlin has
won for herself, following her
groat Bucces in "Babes in Toyland."
This dainty little comedienne
comes v. ith a lot of new songs and
a tew good jokes which have won
out all over the circuit.
No more clever ventriloquist
lias been seen in Spokane than
Marshall Montgomery who has a
unique offering. He is the most
versatile entertainer in his line
A funny burlesque, entitled "The
Noblest Roman of Them All" is
I the vehicle of the Fred Ray Play
ers who made such a hit when
they appeared in Spokane on a
previous occasion. The act is fun
from start to finish and is bur
lesque of the best sort.
By way of variety the Five Jug
gling Normans will add a skillful
touch to the bill.
Wire walking and expert jug
gling while balancing on tiie slack
wire will be the offering of La
Rose and La Qusta, European nov
elty wirists who claim to do more
marvelous tricks on the wire than
any others in this line.
Victory Bateman, who was seen
here with "As the Bun Went
Down," was recently married to
George a. Cleveland of the same
"The Trial of Jeanne dAre" will
be the conspicuous feature of Mine.
Bernhardt'", repertory for her next
ANOTHER GREAT BILL
Elita Proctor Otis
And Her Company t -
"Mrs. Banner's Bun"
a Comedy Sketch
Illustrated Account of the Dash to
"The Toyland I'lim.t Donna"
The Unparalleled Ventriloquist
FRED RAT'S PLAYER'S
"Tho Noblest Roman of Them All"
TIVE JUGGLING NORMANS
LABOSE k LA. OUST A
European Novelty Wlrtats
Orpheum Orchestra and Pictures
SCaUuee Every Day at S:3O
Without any exception, the bill
which opens at the Washington
theater this afternoon will be the
best of the season so far. One of
the most pleasing features is the
musical number offered by Veronl
Verdi and brother, known as "The
Elf and Ihe Maiden of Tnstrnmen-
: tation." They are genuine artists,
whose object Is to give their audi
tors as much enjoyment as possible.
Their repertoire includes sections
on the violin and 'cello.
Tiie noted actor who won interna
t'onal fame in "Othello" and
"Faust." Mr. John Griffith, will he
the feature attraction of the bill.
With an excellent company for sup
port. Mr. Griffith will present "The
i Dream Scene" from "The Bells."
I Mr. Griffith does not need much of
an introduction, as he is well known
to all theatergoers as one of the
lead'ng stars of the dramatic world.
Next on the list comes Lew and
Nellie Shaw, the champion hilliard
ists of the world. It is seldom that
vaudeville offers an act of this kind
which has such thorough merit.
Al Thomas and Mart Fuller, two
of vaudeville's comedy stars, will
present an act composed of original
songs, new stories and unique dane-
"The Happy Pair." Joseph J. and
Myra Davis Dowling, will offer one .
of the funniest of funny sketches, j
entitled "A Snan Shot." This was
written by Mr. Dowling and is said
to be one eontinuel laugh, and in
1 the hands of these two clever peo- .
! pie will no doubt be one of the
laughing numbers of the program.
A high class number in every par- |
; tlcular will be offered by pretty
Miss Mai tie Ixickette. Her act cori- '
j sists of character songs and recita
; tions. Pesides having a charming
) personality. Miss I.ockette pos
sesses a beautiful voice, which she
j uses to the best advantage in songs ■
. she has selected.
The latp Joseph Jefferson's home
at Buzzards hay will bp sold. "It
must go," said Mrs. Jefferson. 'It
i makes mo unhappy to ikve there
since my husband's death. Instead
'of being comforted by the remind
ers of him. I am made miserable by,
ONE NIGHT ONLY—TUESDAY, MARCH 29.
W. T. GASKELL OFFERS
A Dramatization of Meredith Nicholson's Novel
OF A THOUSAND
WITH HUGO KOCH
As Produced for One Year at the
HACKETT AND DALY'S TH EATERS, NEW YORK, AND THE
GARRICK THEATER, CHICAGO.
"You will derive pleasure "The mystery Is intense."
from seeing this play."—Chi- New Yo rk Journal,
. ~ „ "Contains effective theat
"ls undemably excitmg."- rical mo ments."-New York
Chicago Record-Herald. Tribune.
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NEXT WEEK ST. EI.MO.
Week ComniCEci-iir Sunday Statins*
The Season's Musical Sensation
THE MARIMBO BAND
A Novelty From Central America
BAKER DEVOE ft ADOLFK
That's How They Saved Their Lires
BROOKES * CARLISLE
A Breezy Comedy. "The Limit"
THE MI I. LARDS
ariET ft AH RE If 8
Singing an<l Wooden Shoe Dancing
WM. D OILS ON
"Silver Threads Among- the Gold"
Matinee dally 2:15; any seat 15c.
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