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! u THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES A HP nn to" 7G7 hp tut ie? np 17 id asSaB ' mm. KsWlffiW OLIVER OPEPwA HOUSE WAIinFLDS .stcci:ss liOLM) is wioli;somi: I'IW.n A.M) CHAKA. 1 1. IIS. David Warheld, who tomes to trie Oliver theater next Friday night in his revival of "The Auctioneer," is a notable example of the success that attends one's e 'torts on the stae, when such efforts arc identihed witn what is vveet and clean in the drama. Vulvar and s-uhicious play.s parish att r a mere ephemeral Hash of success, for no drama ever endured that de pended upon sen -at ion and morbidity to attract. It has he n procn time, and time again that smart epigram a.nd brilliant wit cannot make a suc cessful drama if a wholesome human clement is lacking. For this reason, .Mr. Warheld inisht almost : said to be unique, for his name ha.s always been associated with, and his suc cess hound up in, sweet and clean and wholesome plays, and lovable char acters. That David Warfield lias been ex tremely well advised in his policy of identifying himself with clean plays and lovable characters, there is no doubt. Jt is maintained by acton, and many prominent ones, too, that the public does not associate in any degree, the personality of the actor with the roles he sees lit to portray. Hut in this they are wrons, for no actor has ever won the affection of the public in disagreeable parts. Ad miration will be readily accorded them, but love never. That is re served for such actors as Joseph Jef ferjson and David Wartield, who have introduced mellow characters com pounded of smiles and tears. William Winter relates that E. T,. Davenport once told him that ho was Koing to devote himself exclusively to the malignant character of Sir Gibs Overreach in "A New Way to Pav Old Debts." 'and that he would make the part as popular as Jefferson had made Rip Van Winkle. Winter warn ed him that it was impossible, and so, indeed, it proved. Richard Mansfield was most closely identified with dis agreeable characters during a large part of his career; although he fre quently embodied the most charming and lovable ligures; and thi3 fact is in considerable measure responsible for the stories that were current of his irritability. They had some basis, to be sure, for Mansfield was n verv nervous man. and during the latter gives it its chief hold on the theater years of his life, a sick man; but the Koing public. Abe Potash and .Morris type of character he portrayed added Perlmutter are today the two most wings to rumor. In his early life popular characters of modern fiction Mansfield was careless whether the if indeed they may be called fiction ave been blood for so longed for the affection that his : long. They are loved for their weak- splendid services to the stage so ! nesses as well as their virtues. Their (mmm. p, ..,1... . lyrr-: it , v:-.."-'- r-i - v - if --: a :- T- m ... , f .;:::::''-:v':::- - 5 :r 'v. ' . . '.r , ,:- 'c.'-- r.;:;. i I I ' -;-.V---V;v ' ' -tS . ti , - - : . ' .-:r, , -:v:i- ' r - ;-:- , ; 3 f l - - . "v-.- - - - x - Vvx-f - .. . -s 3$ J . j , . - r tv X-""''-' ' ' . .- . 3 S Y - f..:- ' ' . i mj as Mar, is the most notable. The con tra! figure in this Persian love play :s Om:ir Khayyam, the man who wrote "A Hook of Verses Underneath the Hough, etc." The part is played y Mr. Post. tiii: ham tki:i: m:xt suxdav. Mclntyre and Heath, whoso fame as delineators of quaint negro characters is predominant, will be the attraction at the Oliver Sunday, Feb. -S. in an elaborate revival of George V. Ho bart and Jean Schwartz's musical comedy, "The Ham Tree." under the mnai;ement of John Cort. "The Ham Tree" is a play of laughter and song and dance, and in its revised and up-to-date form will disclost4 much that is new and novel. James Mcln lyre as the doleful Alexander Hamble lonian. who loaves hi- job as an at tendant in a livery stable for fame as a footli;ht favorite, rnd Tom Heath as the hopeful minstrel, Henry Jones, who has visions of hems growing on trees, rivers of beer. swamps of schweitzer and flocks of sausages fly ing through the air. form a pair of comedy diameters most humorous. SAIU" COMI.Vti SOON. 'Vviri," pronounced by New York critics the musical delight of the decade, comes to the Oliver soon with a Henry W. Savage cast and produc tion, after an entire season in New York. Its music, by Emmerich Kal man, is sparkling, fresh and melodi ous; its dances diverting and tune ful; its costumes and stage settings gorgeous; and its cast and chorus chock full of vim and ability to sin-, act and dance. There are some hits to please all tastes and sensations "ahead of the models" gowns to startle the ladies. They forecast the styles in women's gowns for next year. I ..AST DAY I'Olt WAlt PICTl'ItU. The Oliver theater will give the fi nal exhibition of "The German Side of the War" this .afternoon and cvei i:ig. Among the interesting scenes a: Hamburg and Vienna at the outbrcn of the war and the German and Au trian soldiers starting for the fror. Great bodies of soMicrs and horscmc moving over the parade ground If huge waves, and oilier scenes ( great interest. MIXSTKUrs NT.XT sati i;i y. John W. igel's minstrel compor. will be the attraction at th e.) live theater on Saturday, matinee an niuht. Feb. 2 7. This is tin; first mir strel show of the season and the ar nouncement will please lovers of th stvle ef amus-mcnt. G K I : I : N C A ST Hi:. T h r, ma s U n 1 1 o r. 4 3 years old. committed suicide shooting himfif through tht hear He was a farmer and member ef large family. n LlVA U nil tC, A I Cn h ME NIGHT ONLY, TEHl M 2S sci:xi: ruoM potash and ih tiuitek at tiii-: oltyi:u thuhs. ri:r. of comedy for it is a comedy in spite of romance to add to the charm of of the tremendous heart-interest that public loved him or not, so long as he ! characters now that th-y ha was admired, but as he grew older he ! among us in'flesh and blooi the plav for Boris marries Abe's young daughter, while Perlmutter wins a "lady designer," with a business heael like Carnegie and a shape like "Lillian itussell" a young lady, by the way, "bo fi cruras eten'rl v ir tho good fortunes of the re-established firm. richly deserved. Warlield has confined himself to but four roles since he burlesque and became one greatest American actors with such remarkable celerity. His repertoire, which has been built up with extreme caution, includes Simon Levi in "The Auctioneer;" "Wes Higelow in "A Grand Army Man;" Ilerr von Harwig in "The Music Master" and' Peter Grimm in "The Return of Peter Grimm." Every part he has played commands the affection of his audi ence. All during his early career, when he was convdlsing people with laughter, he was striving for ar op portunity to try his hand at paihos. Tor which he was equipped by na ure with a voice of the most powerful and emotional rjuality. His remarkable success. in the opinion of many, has its cause and basis primarily in his recognition as a master player and master artist; but it is probable that a larger measure ef his popularity is due to his por trayal of lovable characters, and to his power to inspire a sentiment amount ing to personal affection, even in those who see him only once. "POTASH AXD ITHLMrTTKH." Pinochle and politics, love and law, ftrikes and styles go te make up the story of "Potash and Perlmutter." the three-act comedy that A. H. Woods will present at the Oliver Thursday, Feb. ls. "Potash and Perlmutter," a dramatization of the characters and incidents in Montague Glass' stories in the Saturday Kvening post scored the greatest triumph in the history almost incessant eiuarrels are uiuoar iously mirthful while their tenderness, their spirit of self sacrifice, their pa- forsook ! tience. under grief are heart-touching. of the Ant art; lIlt! most inorougniy numan neroes or tne stage and that is why they were welcomed as readily in Lon don as in New Yejrk ami why they are sure to be as welcome in Berlin, Vienna, Paris and the other capitals of Europe where they are to make their appearance eluring this season. Manager A. H. Woods sends "Potash and Perlmutter" to us with a carefully selected company inclueling: Lew Welch, Jules Jordan, Edward Shobcn, Thos. J. Tempest, Joseph Sterling, Fred Fleck, jr., J. Woodford Hay, W. H. Leyden, J. Irving Southard, Itob ert Barber, Jane Fearnley, Katherine DeBarry, Jean King, Mildred Barker, PUhel Brice, Dolly Gray, Mabel Va nette. Briefly, the story e)f "Potash anel Perlmutter" deals with the trials anel tribulations of these two partners of the cloak trade through their gener ous championship of Boris Andricff, a young Russian whom the represent atives eif the czar are trying to drag back to the country of his birth and to a lifetime in Siberia. They pledge their all to go his bail anei when, through their ignorance of the law, he starts for Canada to gain a respite "OMAIt. THi: TEXTMAKKK." Guy Bates Post is coming to the Oliver opera house for a night's en gagement early in March in "Omar, the Tentmaker." This is the Persian love play based upon the life, times and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the; same spectacular success that was , on Broadway all last season. The au- j thor anel producer is Richard Walton , Tully, who wrote and now controls ! "The Bird of Paradise." Mr. Tully's specialty, in fact, considering that he is the author ef "The Rose of the Ranche," woulel appear to be plays of picturesque atmosphere, with a ro mantic story. That the public approves is shown by the tremendous success of his three plays, and of the three "Omar, the Tentmaker" with Guy Bates Post "The Best They Ever Saw"- That's What They All Say: The Samples are Up to You. ft' 7 - - ' ; it A.H.W00D5 FRESLNTSTHE INTERNATIONAL LAUGHING 5UCCL5S Poiash iawinrffi UPTO-OATt 6AR.MC.tlT IM THH.CC PIECES FROM riATCR-IAL THE SATURDAY EVENING POST ST0RIC3 BY tfONTACUC Cl.5S DIRECT FROM ITS SECOND YEAR T the Cohan Thcatrc, new youk The Big No. 1 New York Comp'y is Sure to Flease ALL I i m ,i i w OLIVER THEATER suhday Feb. 28 J 1 14 L-i c?'"'WTi.n'. r-Trry.w'v r"'ir-,r .?'..' r t jr? mm ' C'1 ' ' " - - . .7TTL TT- I J..':- 1 lJZImmt) giHMi..itil i .I .iMMt-i.ir...Hiii i .ii.-. . ' iii.- .T I ' , mtt&f - l m:r-mm HARRY H QOMMFRQ AND HRORHR H HINFS. Manacrers. feV'-v ;V; T; ; .r.:ivi ,. - : - .JMyr :, ; I Ci!'N. s;i o :-v? f-: VlWvlJ 'ini theater will inoent (luring tne chuiimiz week many iiirii tiass pmno-piays unu-ii win ueiim r; r ;. Vi-T'i -T X I .il.lVyZfi :im! filfvii. tlio mini!' iifiil ln.n S4le't inn of the varioiLs sul)i(Xts. that no conn let- vWAJl.Zl I v-x , i lti.iwl i i wnrn fv I ; a rat &i M HOW TO SECURE TICKETS FOR B j WAR ENGAGEMENT IN R" t..:i nnvtnu.'inln.l 1 iviuiwc filri i t v ( k I ) i kffllr or (lmt't .Mtul Mt'lirC fllOit'C 1 l 1 1 linn tl liv. 1 ill. win v, mvjiiin.t4 , v.- v . , -' - - - - - . rats, as mail orders will 1k numbered and filed in order of their receipt, previous to the op-nln- or the io ollice sale, thus iin- everyone an equal haii(v. Tliis applies to South Hend patrons as well ns tho-e -n other towns. No orders will he filled until tickets arc jaid for and telephone orders will not bo accepted. If you wi-h tikets maileI, kindly enclost M'lf-addrc-scd stamiNul envelope. win? Tim nntim lrmcr iirmr .iiwi tin- iirt four ( l mivs of the halconv. S2.00: next four rows or balcony, S !.."(; last four rows, $1.00; entire gallery, 7 So; i-escn-el. Jj 1 from the trickery of the Iiussian rep resentatives and the partners are in danger of forfeiting their business and their homes the story takes a serious turn indeed. Hut lloris learns through the newspapers of the danger to his ! l'cnefaetors and returns in time t save them from ruin, and to learn of his complete vindication of the charges against him. There is plenty ' V j" A' op-?. k- v 1 1 ? . ! N v." -v.-- "" : . , i. ?1 HARRY G. SOMMERS AND GEORGE H. HINES, Managers. xr i . . "Tf This theater will proent during the coming week many hish class photo-plays which will delight the ee and please the mind; so careful has locn the selection of the varioiLs suhj(xts, that no conflict ing picture will he Aien; hut a line array of short Tories, dramas, comedies, educational and the vry latest in curient eents, togetlier with our special features you will find a never failing source of supply in the now famous 1 JLmCmm MISS KATIILYX WILLIAMS Here This Week Tlie Vision of tlie Shepherd' V 4 F..,i. y 1 1 C MISS Presented With Ail the Re2li$m That Scientific Research and Improved Mechanism Can Produce pj:th sToxKiioirsK Here This Week -Third Hand High" I Read the following, it concerns you. We are sincere when we state that our patrons have not seen a program in many a day that will compare- itlt tin one ottered to you this week; take notice of our bill on Tuesday, the great suffrage drama in seen reels, entitled "Your (nil and Mine," given by the National Woman's SufTiage awx iation. We take pleasure hi J ncaln calling your attention to William I'iV special feature on next Friday, William Tarnum in 'Thc Glided Fool." Other notable pictures an' "The I able or i.ivlra and 1 arina and the Meal Ticket' by (ieorge Ade: His New Job." with Charles Fhapin; "Tlie YHon of the Shepherd,' with Katlilyn Williams; "Thinl Hand Jliuh," with litith Stonehoue and Kichard T ravers; also lathe Daily News. Si ii 11 -1 I i: is i - SUNDAY. IVh. 21 "Oh, Where Is My Wandering liny Tonight," with Mare MacDermott. Miriam Nedit and Herbert Frior, "The Iiated Honeymoon." Laibhi drama with Arthur Jolin-on and Lottie liri-oc, "Forked Trail-," Selig western drama with Tom Mix; "The Insurance Nightmare." Kalem farce comedy, "The New Teat hr." Lina.v comedy. MONDAY. Fch. 22 "The Twenty Million Dollar Mter" in two reels; "The IVcapc on the Fa-t Freight,' featuring Helen Holme: "In the Falmy Days," Mina comedy; "The I'a.-cr Dy," Selig .war drama. TFF.S.DAY. IVh. 2: "Your ;irl and Mine." gnat suffrage drama hi M'vcn reel- gien under the au-pices or flic National American Woman's Suffrage a oeiation. WFDNI.SDAY. Fch. 2! "The KsploSts of Flain" eiglitii cpiole entitled "The Hidden Yoice;" "The l'able of Lhira and Farina and the. Meal Ticket," by CIcorge Ade; "l'ate lrotcting Ann "The Three Hats," lUograjdi comedy. IUograph drama; i PKARL WHITE THURSDAY, 1'fb. '27, "His New Job." two rcel I -s;ina j- coined) with Charles Chaplin; "Olive and the Heirloom," featuring Mabel Trim nelle; "Tlilrd Hand High." two-reel Manay with Ituth Stonehouse and Ilichard Travers; I'athe Daily News. Fill DAY, I'eb. 2fi William Fox pre-eiit- William Fai iitmi in "The Gilded I'ool," supjHU-teil by Maude (iillx rt and Margaret Vaie. "liie Manufa turing of I'aicr Money." Fdi-on. SMT'IIDAY, Feb. 27 "The Yi-ion or the Shepherd." Selig dranui. with Kahnlyt,..,Tt.O btt:e SIUlADL CMFWY F CMFWY ViflKQJ with Kathlyn Williams; "Fat-y on a Trolh y Car;" the rathe Dally New-; "The lycopard's Itir," a Selig wild animal picture; The Combination" Yitagraph comedy with Sidney Drew. fl i iris. ME M MERE EEE MONDAY AMD WEDNESDAY TnriHir.n Stories of Roraance and aiysiery. Gur Tivo Bio Serials; Now Popular with All Picture Fans. YT?1 77" rn mum .v i - w DAVID WAKFIFhD AT THF OLIVFK ITI. DAY NKiHT, I Fll. 2G Mi) N ii W rn ii f. 4 f r m 'j4 v . r i " tm mm" I i j vi ii r i f TP t 1 M . f 1 1 t ' i i ! 99 ; r i . r r IX til i i