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,MISB BUSLEY RETURNS TO THE
RIDES BACK "IN THE BISHOP'S
Play Is a Dramatic Adaptation by
Channlng Pollook of Miss Miriam
Mlchelson's Story Similarly
Miss Jessie Busley returned to the
Mason last night in the play she pre-«
sented at that house last season, Chan
nlng Pollock'B dramatization of Miriam
Mlchelson's novel, "In the Bishop's Car
riage." Save for the characters of Nance
Olden and Tom Dorgan, Mr. Pollock's
•work seems to be more an adaptation
than a dramatization. He has taken nu
merous liberties with the story, but lib
erties which appear to have been Justi
fied In view of the preferences of cur-,
rent day theater-goers.
The play, however, retains with fidelity
the character of Nance, and as It, Was
Nance who made the book a success so
It is Nance that makes the drama worth
the playing. A curious personality hers;
Btrong, as a girl with her experience
must needs be; inconsistent at times—
perhaps that Is the woman of It — and
with an astygmatic view of life which
even her two years of regeneration fail
Nance is introduced first as an exceed
ingly bold and audacious thief, the "pal"
of a crook whose only redeeming trait
Is his past loyalty to herself. She steals,
as she herself explains, sometimes for
Tom, sometimes for the love of the
game, but always with the recollection
that her first theft was committed so
she might eat when she needed food.
The Play's Motif
She Is detected in thievery by William
Latlmer, a criminal lawyer, whose hobby
is the reclamation of criminals. He com
pels her to restore her plunder, but lets
her go. Before her exit, however, there
Is a brief colloquy that embodies the
motif of the play.
"I wonder," ruminates the attorney
"what a man like me could do for a
girl like you?"
"Reform her," retorts Nance with a
sneering laugh. "Teach her how to get
"Or go without them," he answers.
Then Nance jumps Into the waiting au
"WheTe to, lady?" ask* the chauffeur.
"Where you damn please," she replies;
and the curtain falls.
This Is the first act, and the succeed
ing acts are concerned In working out
Latlmer's answer to his self-propounded
problem. He does not each the girl to
go Withdut diamonds, but he shows her
a way to earn them honestly, as a mimic
on the vaudeville stage. In so doing he
falls in love with his pupil, and though
tne course of his love runs much less
smoothly than the cushion-tired carriage
of his friend, the bishop, In the end he
wins her for his wife. This is not ac
cording to the book, but they manage
such things differently on the stage.
To Mr. Pollock more than to Miss
Michelson is clue the credit for making
Nance's transformation assume the guise
of reality. Her philosophy In the earlier
acts Is summed up briefly. It Is this;
"Everybody Has a Graft"
"Everybody has a graft; and It's
everybody's graft to get all he can and
k«ep out of Jail."
Ultimately she discovers that honesty
is- the best policy; which perhaps in
» volves no very radical change from that
lrst viewpoint after all.
There are big truths In the play, truths
that strike straight to the heart of the
modern social system. Yet Mr. Pollock
is too clever a man to preach. He In
dicates conditions, epitomizes them in an
epigram, and wisely permits his gj.idlence
to do its own thinking.
In the character of Ramsay, also, Mr.
Pollock has departed from the book.
Ramsay is made a typical rounder, but
without the usual exaggeration. He
never comes upon the stage sober, yet
his, Inebriety is not burlesqued. In the
second act someone mentions the name
"Nance Olden." Ramsay hears It and
begins to sing: "It was not the same in
the olden days." He Is still singing as
he goes off .ne stage.
As it is written the part might easily
be made offensive, but Mr. Ueorge Rich
ards keeps it well within bounds. His
foolery with a seltzer siphon and a lamp
chimney which he has mistaken for a,
glass is excellently managed and his
own appreciation of the Joke when it is
explained to him Is very natural.
Miss Bueley's Fine Work t
As for Miss Busley, her Nance remains
a finely conceived and finely presented
character. So much has been said and
written of her work in this role that there
seems little need to repeat the praise.
Perhaps the cleverest thing she does is
the', sneering laugh, frequently used In
the earlier acts; the least artistic, her
malicious Jabs at her hat when matters
fall to movo to her liking. A woman,
even If she is ft thief, does not treat a
hat so despltefully.
Mr. Hallet Thompson as Latlmer gives
a consistently even performance of the
part. He never reaches any marked ex
c*ellence, but neither does he fall below
a certain, level. The Tom Doigan of
Harry English is a clever piece of work.
Mrs. George Barnum, wife of the former
stage director of the Belasco theater,
plays Latlmer's mother, but the role gives
her little to do. As for the others, they
do not much matter. Nance Olden, Lati
mer and Dorgan make the play, with
Ramsay thrown In for good measure.
Miss Busley and her company remain
at the Mason for only half the week. The
play makes no great pretensions, but It
Is well worth seeing.
STONE AND BOBWORTH
MAKE BELASCO (SHOW
'The Mills of the Gods" as presented
by the Belasco company last evening: is
a cleverly planned and executed play
without being ln any sense original.
Great It Is only in that it furnishes
a most enjoyable evening's entertain
ment and is right cleverly acted, but
its situations and mechanics are all
James Clark, a bookkeeper, Is told
by the doctor who is attending his sick
sister that only a change of climate
can save her life. Penniless, he sesorts
to embezzlement to secure the funds.
Discovery by a fellow clerk forces him
to further crime. Arrested and placed
on trial, Clark receives a telegram an
nouncing the death of his Bl«ter, and
his incentive for lighting punishment
being gone he confesses the crime. He
and hla fellow embezzler are sentenced
to live years In prison.
After two years he escapes and be
gins life anew under an assumed name.
His talents bring him an honest suc
cess and the respect of all who know
him. His fellow convict having com
pleted the five year sentence finds him.
Exposure la threatened and is
avoided by Clark's submission to the
blackmailer's demands. When, how
over, the torturer attempts to force
Clark's sweetheart to marry him fhe
¦worm turns, and as the only menna of
LOS 'ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1907.
escape plans a surrender to Justice.
Thn powerful political standing of an
official In the glass trust, who seeks
Clark's services as an expert designer
of cut glassware, Is effective in secur
ing a pardon for the reformed embez
zler and all ends happily.
Stone and Bosworth
By lonW odds the most consistently
clever work of the play are the Inter
pretations given by Lewis S. Stone in
the role of Clark and of Hobart Bos
worth as the blackmailing fellow con
vict. Both men are artists, and their
good work makes the show. True,
there are a host of other characters,
most of them well played, but the work
of Bosworth and Stone Is ln a class
As the weakling, seeking to avoid
punishment for his past crime, Stone's
repression stands him well ln hand and
his acting is telling. When, finally
goaded to the turning point by the un
reasoning demands of the snake who
tortures him, fhe bursts forth in a mur
derous frenzy, the elemental man Is
wonderful to see.
Bosworth Is no less clever In the
sneering 1 , taunting role of the black
mailer, whose cowardice Is pitiful to
see when his victim finally defies him.
Miss Blanche Stoddard has little to
do as Catherine Gordon, Clark's sweet
heart. However, her one moment In
the play, when she demands that the
man she loves and who loves her. ex
plain the reason which forces them
apart gives an opportunity for the
display of rare emotional ability, and
she responds nobly.
Vivian In a Good Bit
Dickie Vivian does wonders In the
makeup line for his bit as a lawyer in
the trial scene. Also he plays the bit
to the very life. Thomas Lowell was
not so happily placed ns tho prosecut
ing attorney. His opening speech to
the Jury Is a very iong and trying one.
Doubtless he will appear to better ad
vantage later ln the weok. Harry
Earle returns to play a bit, nppoaring
as the clerk of the court. Harry Spear
Is the Judge. Both are satisfactory.
Howard Scott and William Yerance
as the prosecuting witness ln the trial
scene both contribute excellent bltß,
carefully separated as to Identity from
the roles assigned them ln the later
acts 1 when Scott plays the leading of
ficer of the glass trust and Yerance
poses as tho discoverer of the talents of
Clark, and fills the position of presi
dent in a large glass manufacturing!
concern, later bought up by the trust.
Alfred Allen and Dickie Vivian offer
satisfactory Juvenile parts for the last
acts of the play, and with the others
make a background for the work of the
two main characters.
John Daly Murphy as the village
simple bent upon being a "sleuth" is
The play Is well mounted and staged
ln a manner doing Director Bosworth
Harry Glazier was cast for the part
played by Bosworth, but nt the last
moment wns unable, through Illness,
to appear and Mr. Bosworth, on re
markably short notice, played In his
Mr. Glazier Is confined to his home
by a severe attack of rheumatism.
Physicians are in attendance and the
situation Is somewhat grave.
HANDCUFFS LACK POWER
TO RESTRAIN HOUDINI
The Orpheilm was packed last night
to witness Houdlni triumph over number
less pairs of handcuffs, two leg shackles
such as are used by the police depart
ment on the chain gang, and an Oregon
boot. Loaded down with all that hard
ware, so he could scarcely back Into
the cabinet, he nevertheless released
himself in about seven minutes. His Is
the really clever act at the big vaudeville
house this week.
Leona Thurber, with her plckanninles,
still delights the gßllery gods. Her little
darkies are very quaint in their flaxen
wigs and wooden shoes. The singing is a
lot of noise with loud music, all done at
a mile a minute gait that Is sure to drive
away the blues.
The disrobing act In the Geisha girl's
dream provokes much applause, -though
the audience is somewhat apprehensive
lest the curtain miss Its cue.
Domenlco Russo Is a veßy good tenor
who sings in Italian, much to tho dis
gust of the occupants of the upper part
of the house. He was encored five times
last night and the last time responded
with an English selection.
How In the world Chris Richards ever
escaped carrying a hod for a living and
contrived to inviegcl a manager Into
paying him for a vaudeville stunt is one
of the dark secrets. He does get ln a
little clever work with the aid of a hat,
but of the rest of his act the less said
The Balzers are well trained acrobats,
and their work is well received. Nothing
pretentious Is undertaken, but they elicit
well deserved applause with several dif
Blanche Farrell and the rest of the
Farrell trio show to good advantage ln a
razzle dazzle black face stunt. Very
little of their work Is new but they have
n few novelties, notably the gas Jeet, and
n pretty good line of talk. Not even
after they had responded to four encores
were the sky pilots satisfied to let them
Fred's monkey actors do nothing start
ling nor funny till the close of the act,
when the barber shop scene Is a howling
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HOUDINI, HANDCUFF KING, AT THE ORPHEUM
success. The curtain falls just in time
to prevent hostilities between the barber
and his customer, while the children
fairly scream with delight.
GILMAN GIRLS REMAIN
AT THE UNIQUE THEATER
The Gllman sisters still remain the
headliners of the new bill at the Uniqye,
which opened last night. They have
tmado some changes in the act. Of the
newcomers the three Dots easily take
first place. The troupe, consisting of
two pretty girls and a man, put on one
of the cleverest exhibitions of acrobatic
work that has been seen at this house
for many a long day. The third act on
the new olio. Elmore nnd Litho, In a
comedy sketch, "The Sudden Surprise,"
also made a hit. Tracy McDermott sang
the illustrated songs, the Unlque-o-scopp
showed some new moving pictures and
the Unique comedy company presented
Richard Cumming'a farce comedy, "The
"THE LOST VOICE" IS
THE BILL AT FIBCHER'S
There is never a minute that the
Fischer "Beauty chorus" Isn't to the
fore in this week's musical comedy of
fering at the little First Street theater
F. Clifford Harris consents to shouldering
the responsibility for the playlet yclept
"The Lost Voice."
Just how the voice was lost doesn't ap
pear very clearly, but In any event the
skit provides a vehicle for the appear
ance of the company's favorites in several
musical numbers, and the chorus gambols
right merrily in attractive costumes.
Lew Dunbar, Natlne Stuart, Kate Carl
son, Dan Kelly, Jolly Zeb, the company's
producer, and all the others appear to
advantage. A good vaudeville turn and
new motion pictures complete the bill.
CUTB FINGER ALMOST OFF;
SURGEONS BEW IT ON AGAIN
With the Index finger of hisieft hand
dangling by a small bit of flesh L. C.
Bell, an employe of the California Cor
nice works, was taken to the receiv
ing hospital yesterday. The bone of
the finger had been severed by heavy
metal trimming shears with which Bell
had been working.
Bell thought he had lost the finger.
The doctors thought differently, how
ever, and after half an hour had sewed
the finger on.
Bell lives at 205 East Fifth street.
OPENING DAY 33,000
BOOK STORES ARE PACKED FOR
New Curriculum Necessitates Entirely
New Set of Books — One Firm
Sells $2500 Worth In
Yesterday was the first day of school.
The enrollment began at 9 o'clock, and
when the board of education summed up
the results of the day late last night
it discovered that the enrollment this
year was 33.000, as compared with the
enrollment of 30,000 of the last session.
Thousands upon thousands of pupils
crowded the book stores yesterday. One
store alone sold ?2000 worth of books in
The new curriculum adopted by the
board of education, B. C. Moore, super
intendent of city schools, and the prin
cipals 'ami teachers generally at the
meeting held last Saturday morning ne
cessitated the purchase of new books
While thousands of scholars were pur
chasing school books, scores of children
were being vaccinated by the city health
department. Vaccination began as early
as last Friday and has continued un
ceasingly. Sometimes me rush was so
great that from the health office,, which
is located on the second floor of the city
hall, there was an unbroken line extend
ing half a block down Broadway.
The vaccination will continue for sev
eral days yet until all the scholars have
undergone the operation. Drs. Powers
and Garcelon are in attendance with a
MEET TO ADJUST STANDARDS
Men Prominent In the Motive Power
Branch of Vast System Hold Con.
ventlon In Pacific Electric
The superintendents of the motive
power of the Harrlman railroad system
met at the Pacific Electric building yes
terday informally. Today they will get
down to real business. The superintend
ents meet at different times to readjust
old standards, and aid progress in mo
tive power lines throughout the Harrl
Those who were present yesterday
were H. J. Small, San Francisco, super
intendent motive power Southern Pacific;
W. R. McKeep Jr., Omaha, Union Pa
cific; J. F. Dunn, Salt Lake, Oregon
short line; J. F. Graham, Portland, Ore
gon Railroad and Navigation; F. C. Da
vidson, Los Angeles, Salt Lake road; J.
Kneufter, Chicago, Illinois Central; P.
Bheedy, Los Angeles, southern division
Southern Pacific; T. W. Heintzelman,
Sacramento, northern division Southern
Pacific; J. J. Ryan, Houston, Southern
Pacific east of Ei PasorVJ. W. Small,
Tucson, Harriman lines in Mexico and
Arizona^ H. "Stillman, San, Francisco,
engineer of tests.
ATTACKS CROWD THAT
REFUSES TO 3UY FOR HIM
Because a gang: of men In the saloon
at the corner of Fifth street and Cen
tral avenue refused to treat him F. A.
Bias is alleged to have attacked them.
The complaint sworn out by Ed Car
son charges Bias with disturbing the
peace. The. defendant was let out on
Unsold Bonds Distributed
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16.— The Union Pa
clflc syndicate, which underwrote the
$76,000,000 convertible bonds, dissolved to
day and the unsold bonds, which amount
ed to about 170,000,000, were distributed to
the syndicate participants.
DAY MARKED BY PICTURESQUE
FESTIVITIES BEGIN WITH GUN
Lively Program Rendered at Historic
Plaza Church — Hundreds Listen to
Patriotic Exercises — Fete Sur.
passes All Others
Yesterday was the Mexican Fourth of
Hundreds of citizens of the republic
located here in tLos Angeles ctlehrtted
the ninety-seventh auatvariary ot thl
freedom of their nitlrs land.
Nerer before la the history of Los An
gelus was there euch a demonstration
made by the Mexican population. At eun
rise twenty guns wore nred under the
direction of General Agullar, a veteran
soldier who was identified with the brav
est resistance the Americans, met with
when Southern California was Invaded by
The morning was given over to demon
strations in Sonoratown, Including flre
In the afternoon the Porflrio Dlaa club,
under the supervision of Ralph J. Do
minguez, had arranged for an elaborate
programme of addresses. Among the
chief speakers were Mayor Harper, Oscar
Lawler, United States district attorney;
Senator Flint and J. Gulllermo Domln
guez, mining promoter and prominent
lawyer of Mexico.
All of the speakers commented on the
cordial relations existing between the two
republics. The various addresses were
punctuated with repeated applause, until
old Turner hall echoed. A musical pro
gram was presented, the main partici
pants being Miss Be&s M. Welch and
Miss Kate Wallace.
In the evening at the historic Plaza
church on North Main etreet hundreds
gathered to attend the program that had
been arranged by Rev. Juan Cabaljerla,
pastor of the church. It was filled to
tandirg capacity when the curtain rolled
Various Spanish dances were performed
by pretty senoritas. There were the ca
chucha, la horta, and the famous som
brero bianco dances, all dono by Grace
The program afforded quite a bit of
pleasure to a great number of American
spectators who had congregated at the
old mission to catch a glimpse of the old
time life of Spanish days before the ad
vent of the American. Mrt. Gonzales' in
terpretation of "La Golodrina " and "La
Paloma" was received with applause.
Profe&sor Gallegos of th« University of
Ecuador read an original poem and de
livered ar address on "The History of
Mexico." This was followed by an ora
tion delivered by Rev. Juan Caballerla,
who spoke on "America and Mexico, the
The stage was prettily decorated with
flags of both nations, and an arrangement
of variously colored electric lights. The
whole was outdoors, giving an unusual
character to the affair.
At the conclusion of the performance
the entire audience mingled with the Ce
clllan society of forty voices and sang
the Mexican national anthem. This was
followed by a salute of guns by the vet
eran Mexican soldiers, under the direc
tion of General Agullar.
Last night, whl'.e the Plaza mission was
holding Its program of festivities, the
Friday Morning club ballroom was the
scene of a gay ball at which all the
Spanish families of Los Angeles and vi
cinity were present.
The bnll was held under the direction
of Rlcardo Uribe and the Friday Mor
ning club. The club was well represented
by the presence of a majority of Its
nii-mliiTs, all dressed in handsome ball
Celebrate at Jamestown
By Associated Preaa.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 16.— Mexico day
was celebrated at the Jamestown expo
sition today. Jose T. -Godoy, charge
d'affaires of the Mexican embassy, and
L. O. Materelia of the Mexican army
participated. A notable feature was an
automobile parade with twenty-one
young women representing in foreign
costumes as many nations.
Appoints Western Postmasters
OYSTER BAY, N. i., Bept 18—Presi
dent Roosevelt today appointed the fol
lowing postmasters: W. S. Johnson,
Manhattan, Nev.; Henry B. Stewart,
Myrtle Point, Ore.