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a ý i M ý . t COMING SO0N. MmtpDm ty and Stone...........Jan. O rt ep Purwple.....................Jan 12 even "........ ...............Jan. 1.I " rk ...............................Jan. 17 "Talk of New York" ................Jan. 22 loi bert H illird ...................... Jan. 24 No two comedians on the Americnn stage today are possessed of a wider equipment of materials and methods for the sucelasful aconmplishment of their business of making people laugh than David Montgonery and Fred A. Stone, now playing in "The (ld Town." They are gymnasts, acrobats and dancers beyond comparison. They both know more of the rudiments of legiti mate stange methods and both can sing a little bit. If it is demanded of them, but in their well-stocked armory the most vaillted weapons in the camllpnign against dull canre art to he found in the weird andl wonderful devices of makeup. It has always been so, From the bIeglnning fr their succ(essfuI careers th.ey have evillt(ced always that genius born or an infinite rapacity of taking pains, whiIh is the secret of the ll:irvelIous transformations pnssi ble 'f oihhvninall t thrciugh tllhe use of co(tlllst aind kindred transformity materiul. It 11wil e recalled by most people who saw the s:iame players in "The Wizard of flz" that their first favor with the' alludience was affected Inl tially through their quaint nmake-Iups, one of Tl'he , recrow and the other as The Tin Woodman, the latter the character phlayd bly ('omedian David Miontg'mery, the former the imper sonat ll of his associate, Fred Stone. As a pair of Itinerant organ grinders in "The Red tMill" the same pair struck another bullseye for effee'tl'e burlesque characterizatlon, but in "The Old Town" It will be admitted that for quaintness and tudicrou" effects In costuming and facial accord the p;air outdo all their prior successes In bur lesque character cartoons. Most pom ple who have witnessed the production probably have shared In the mirth that swi''lps over the audience when the two funmakers first appear as the Swedish emigrants, Montgomery as a frau, 'Stone as her husband. one 4e frocked in a manner suggestive of ('nas tie Garden, New York, on a Swedish day, and the other suggesting in his curiously paoked hat, gay Jacket and odd colored trousers another real Swedish visitor from the Swedlish fatherland. But It is in two other of their impersonations they assume to be near their sweethearts in the play that their real high note In hilarious burlresque costuming is struck and While both alin at the same target, caricature of in piir of luckless ward politcialns, it is ('nomedian Montgom ery who attracts most eyes when this serles first dawns upon the audience. When the laughter ccasioned by the absurdly comic picture of the pair dies away., 4'onedian Stone turns to hisi. partner undt says: "Get back into your shell, Archtiald," the audiencei !roars more ibi.tterously than ever, for, Lillian's Ladder of Fame }" i.M1 : :Rt R R uERP i *A4o T8DL ANO NoL tp r) -_LWADIRrCTOR Pittsburgh, Jan. U.-The an,,u~tc ment of the approaching marriage of I4ilan Russell to Alexander P. Moore, newspaper man .of this city, is of pIr. tioular interest to those familiar with the inatrimonial ventures of the suc cesfutu IAllian, because in each in stance she has, through some fortune of Irovidenoei benefited in her career by her alllance. Her first husband was JIavi4d Brahm, a musical dlrector, mwhto 4ave hber C·t start in her, theat I.cal CMaeer. U 4.l6 ,numlbsr two was Teddy ' K :,a M 4 nmans6ber, rewho + f&~' i Prinks, and made Stae onumber three attt leadlng tenor w r; c ._ ;gar WALTER EDWARDS As "Laylock" in "The Deep Purple." the iladmonition exactly fits the pic ture. MontgmiiI ery in his many-sih*ies too-larg derby hat and many-lsizes too-big collar as well ias in all of his other llhilliments suggesting nothlng so mluch as the easing of ai big turtle. "THE DEEP PURPLE" Theatergot'rs have always loved the crook--on the stage-a strange symp tom of tihte complexitty of human na who tau, .: 'r much In the way of a'tlng. Her fourth vnrture le to be Alex. under Moore, well-known' 1ewspalp,. nun, who will undoub.!dly see to It that all Ipupers take 4.e cognisance of her quality, and that posterity will be sure to know of the charme of the great actress. Of oourse, it is no disparagement to the clever actress, for had she not possessed a fund of otlginal talent she could not have gained her popu. larity even witkl the backing she has had, but It has certainly been a, big asset to her career that her husbands were In every case Jus) the ones to boost her lato the limelight, ture. If he Is bad elenst tlag_ hoia' ever, he must "lget hi'" In the end-1 that is a law no dwuaauttit1 e ta av.id. It he is good at heatt, .hntlh, and suffilcently pieturatuqga . 3ntetrr sating, the audienee is thl..i.i dtit his promise to be good t iletelr ,A If he is a aomical e irt t a, ,, sound thrblahing will suel 'o serve, the ends of Jlustic. Prom t'earliest of Entlish plays, "Italpt Rolstb bol-, ter," to "Alls Jtlimy V. wt~tie' this sort of crook has hltd bis 0wi 11a drama. From Falstaff, Pistol and Antolyous, to our Raffles, Jimm'y Valentine, cameo Kirby and "Pop" Clarke, there has always been a crook to whom our hearts go out, We wouldn't oare to see them punished as their .iogerl. deserve. The other sort of crook, the real vil lain, who compounds his moral bees ness with legal felony, serves the pur poses of drama even better. The vil lain, if thoroughly vicious, andt ftelon in the bargalt, fits thoroughly into the machinery of drama. The strug lIe the play must contain resolves it self Into the simple one of vice op posed to virtue, and the strong hand of the law, Interposing with or with out due legal authority, supplants the classical "deus ex machine." ' Paul Armstrong and Wilson Miuner, in their latest, "The Deep Purple," a drama of the New York underworld, which plays at the Hdrnols theater Friday, January 12, will present for our ediflcation samples of both kinds of crooks In the same p4ly. The greater part of the action transpires in the meeting places of a band of modern crooks of the sort that use their wits, and not mechanical skill, to rob their victims. In the gang are "Pop" Clarke and Harry Leland, played respectively by Frank ICurrier and Lyster Cham bers. "Pop," though not the central figure, is a sort of a lean F lstaff up to date. He plays upon the toibles of humanity. being crooked .Qinclpally because he lacks the energy to appl his wits to a better end. L.fEsndhpw ever, Is bad. For a while, pe his unmitigated wtckedneq like thli. of lago, has a ppe4Uiet fasonlatlon. o its own, but it is warranted no tsare will be shed when he meets with vio lence 'in the last act, The atmosphere and denlseii'of t.a under-world are said toe be lortra ' with remarkable fidelity I. "The pDep Purple." Llebler & Co. hive provide4 It with an adequate production and.* s:plendid cast.' "GRAUSTARK" The engagement of the dlramatlsa tlon of the well-known novel by Geofle, karr McCutcheon, "Graustark," Will be looked forward to with Interest by the atergoers of Missoula. The tremendous popularity ,which, this play has attailied s1 ngb drt lato any advertising medium or schemes, but to its senuine worht lhs as an entertaining and Interd1tg story, carefully worked out for stage pur-, poses and surrounded with the best tae be had in the way of actors and etagfs settings. Most readers of fiction are fmiliU& with the theme of "Oraustark," the heroic figure of Grsgrfail 4lgdot.,' trli manly Harry Anguish; the dougity warrior Baron Dangloss; thediil e ous Prince Gabriel: the Ingenious. c'ountess Dagmar; the frMivlbus old grand dame Yvonne, and last, but not least, the sweet, sympathetic Princess Y~tive, ruler of Oraustark:. all are characters with which the publl co-. jure. The minor parts are mostly all retained In the play, though they have been slightly curtailed to strengthen the more important ones. The scenic investment and electrical effects are as grand and beautiful as ever, the best artists of 1Tew York having worked on this feature of the production. For a presenting company, Messrs. Baker & Castle, promoters and pro ducers of "Graustark," take extreme. pleasure in offering for the approba tlion of theatergoers, what they con sider a most excellent and adequate cast, including Miss Louis Zits 81m ins, Mis,, Adele Lane and the Messrs. Bert King, Atkins LaWrence, Fred Mr Gilrk, Charles Mann, William Gaunt. Otto GKaestner and others well and favorably known. Take into consideration a play as well liked as "Oraustark,' a scenic production unrivaled and a dast as herein named, and there Is no ques tion as to what the Missoula paygoers will 'do when the organisaetlo plays Its engagement on next. lday, January 17. I "SEVEN DAYS""'. Messrs. Wagonhals k Kemper's As tor Theater company In the Rhine hart-Hopwood comedy, "seven Days,"' direct from the play's third, y. - in New York and with the entfeeBroad way production, will be at the Har nols theater Monday, January 16. Those who like to laugh at the theater -and .tho does not?-will b' repaid many times over ,by 'leven Days." The Redl Book Magasine said of this, comedy: :"It is one great ,plot of fun. It oone ta.sl every element of uncommonly gold entertainment." It edema super flubus to emphaslse the good qualities of "Beven Days," hose gre at succese, and widespread 'ame must be known to everybody. If anyone doesn't know "seven Day'" ls the biggest and bet latughter-ms.ker on the. Amer~can steagp that person 1s, a rare exoeptito. This comedy ran for two entir years in New York and lately r.lahe.' a third year thre.. or six Mhonth.'it. shook Chicago WIth gay hysteri d4 Ia longt runs In qst u.' and r depiphiC1 , it made those i9ties (new rie..'. ºhy, had ever 'begn bedoreor 4or a1~ee (oontfiqd on, Page Three.) i·:'I + - a - MISSO . c, A. MZ8. ,: i, w-e It, ad na 4·4 5 . . .. . 10o, ... ..i .*,, r i r/ ·-f and Stone In Charles Dillingham's Musical Comedy Sensation . ,THE II. YI ) , FPS& By George Ade and Gustave Luders. `:MO*ItI0S e and Stone, u. the .ilted' Scotchmen, in "The Old Tow".. Original Notable Company of Eighty-five and beautiful production from a8.e of molts and Boxes Opens Monday, January 8 Mr. Diliingham's Globe Theater, New York City. PRtJCES FROM FIFTY CENTS TO TWO DOLLARS .....~I • m mmmmm . . ,t . .. . . ... . . . . . A MIDNIGHT DOG ave lost a dog' Was he a :blidk Oi with a trusting nature and thq st ..epgs.concerning his popularity that 4..r4 trises the Wet canine? If you've'16uE suich a dog, this story Is to tell you how he got lost He wandered Int'o thalorlal rooms of this paper a morning or so ago and made himself right ati'oome. All of the members of the night shift petted tim and he *dopte4 s all. He mudd'an extensive vlt . tid we accepted him as part bof. he ,poenery. Presently, while all ?bnd's w:ere fighting typewriters again and had forgotten the dog, be stepped Into thelimelight by strutting into the center of the floor and enjoying a sudden and violent attack of mal di, mer Thereupon he went away. He sauntered out of the door-about half an Inch ahead of three tot' of paste and a pair of scissors ;- ' own the stairs he humped, with the desper ation of terror, while The Missoulian's "biight young men," to quote "Red Buck" Bryant, asked each other where the Janitor was to he f'und at mid night. We all gave chase and found that the miscreant had run into a blind qlley. He was at the bottom of the stairs, vainly trying to knock a paner out of the front door. We stood at the top of the stairs and made threptening gestures with 'a broom. The dog howled with dlnsil enthu eslam. Each movement of the broom, though it was at least 50 feet away, was answered with it shriek of terror. To quote a forgottoeq writer, he "searched hls soul for sounds to tell how soared he was." SNobody felt like walking down to let the dog out, so the avenging party retired, feeling that the poor fellow had been punished enough, anyway, A moment later there was a sifrtek in the lhll and a crescendo "kt-yi," The dos was coming bask, upstairs. "The "bright young men" tntlioned previoU.ly5 rushed to block i'e' door, but there was no need. Tthe dog cast one frilhfened look at thelt over his shoulder and continued his Wild career. DoWn the back stairs hie went, all bands to breakfast. Then wa.,a door at the bottom of the back sttits, too. That flf4de little differenoC this time. There was "follow Enwli'h" on tthe pup: he went right thro ', ' Downstairs are many i'.#Jlligent ,botpOs4oiPs," all struggling'cti might 'and main to earn the prl y 'Mtipend allowed 'by a paternal unlou tOr'eight* hours b6 work. These getA~oif *i gave a gtudglhg second to the ao*ilderatlon oft a streak of black iltti g -.that tlashed through the "ad =j.,' down linotype row, betwean to o'eman's feet, caroomed from one.'!. e" ta another and crashed, ho. .a l the 'while' With the abandon of lRmned ;sPirit, Into the back door . of thls door is- rather, was, If this was your dog, " , er, ook' for him down Preno . . PONT*PASTENING RI telling the fashions ,4! Z9ls fiL. some of the new 6tdauwly button down the tlo a cotUge that. 'rather 'lig ei buttons at., 4,.· 4 ··P;l THE COST OF LIVING Nations, states, economists, schools of thou ht all men are studying the cost-of-living problem. It is the first time the whole world ever has focussed attention on the same issue at the same time. Is it a problem of high cost of living, of cost of high living, or of maladjusted distribution? Our diu'y bread is said to cost $100,000,000 a year more than ten years ago. The facts, the varying economic views, the remedies proposed, the studies the 'nations are making, will be set forth-in a series of ten articles BY FREDERIC J. HASKIN Bgqluig in this f Newspaper Taesday, Januaj Niath illmIElEIEEEll hh tinlchied with a frill of real lace. An other fastening at the front Dromses over to the left alde and futens b3 buttons Oust. above the watit, the trimming of the bodloe consisting of one larrg shawl rover at' the left .pd a paWrowwr band 'at the, right d149. * "1l t efalp of : tl front fasteping i1 noticeable in many of the new blouses that will be worn wlith tai lored suiit. orme of the ftatenings on tt l.ft slide on the heavilyf.ou. taqheo 'crepe .9hblne blpusyads oonealed bepeath tv o-inh rld oE 4~t4i that form a specis ar tritrmmlng on .the bWoige coreage,. NIWI*T NOTh .QT Only t"vo )soroi'oan - I vine, t :flht· Th epr terj~ip:tipiii~ P tnrL f i :t:.\, ·Lyi' ilri·i _ .