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THE BUTTE MINER, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 1925. Butte s' PI itiwe Of er irifes Bi J. 1 i i -v hi)'; Vi feejieJponDLRAf FLE" Tim. iJruJl mi.lfa1;fl)t. Ann Q.

Nilseon and' Jamas BdrKwood in the Georde Melford. Production. Top of the World', A Picture SHIRLEY MASON Coming the Ansonia Tuesday In "Curley Top. at Rialto. that a man who Is his own boss has but few pay days." At least two new enterprises are to be launched in New York next season that will have an important effect upon our National theatrical affairs.

Each has as a basis the establishment of an "International" playhouse. By this it is meant that a theatre will be established where the plays presented will be selected from the principal suc cesses of the continental playhouses, plus the best play that can be secured from a native playwright. Maurice Schwartz, director of the Yiddish Art theatre, has the most concrete plan. Each summer, after the close of the Yiddish Art theatre in New York, Mr. Schwartz makes a tour of the continent.

When he is not acting in their principal theatres he is reviewing their plays, and the best of this season is selected for New York presentation. When the New York season Is over the plays, probably eight In number, will be given as repertoire in the principal cities of the United States. When Olive- Wyndham comes back to New York after spending a honeymoon at places unknown to Broadway, she will return to the stage In a play which has been amusingly announced as by "Fred Jackson, Ralph Cullman and William Shakespeare." The latter is no less a personage than, the famous playwright bos He burled at Stratford-on-Avon, wh'ich Is the shrine to which players parts of the world go each season. Shakespeare becomes a collaborator In this play because two of the characters are Irish players, a character man, of the heroine and a young girl Just budding into her glory. Most of the speeches spoken by this pair are apt quotations from the plays of Shakespeare, and this earns at least a bow towards Shakespeare by the modern Sigmund Romberg has wrjtten the music for 52 musical plays, and this fall frill add three or four more to this list.

Theatrical records In New York show that" of this number, more than three-fourths have been highly Successful, profitable and popular. Which, In its way, is quite as re markable a record as that of "Abie's Irish Rose" which this week enters into its fourth iccnseCutive year, establishing; a record greater than any play- ever before produced. Every year Frederic Warren, a New York singer, teacher and manager, gives a series of concerts In which the English language only Is used by singers. This is Mr. Warren's sly way of contjlbutlng to the "English opera" controversy.

The demand for opera In our own language grows each year, and in the spring when the bg opera companies close their seasons, the subject is debated with renewing energy. Mr. Warren gives these concerts for various reasons, among which is the desire to prove, by illustrations, that the English language, sung by properly coached singers, Is quite as comprehensible as any language which may be used In operatic renditions. There are many who insist that English Is deficient In expression, and all that Mr. Warren does and he has recently contributed (another such example with his usual success is to give a concert, engage artists who know and can sing the English language, and let his audience decide for The grounds, which are donated by the New York University, command a view of the surrounding views for many miles, and the Harlem River flows peacefully at the base of the elevation on which Is to be erected a band stand and seating arrangements for 80,000, which will hardly afford accommodations for the throngs which have heretofore given these concerts their preference.

The concerts will be broadcast to every important station in the United States. Th irlven Gallna Kopernak a new set of costumes for "Aloma" and she was Justly proud or tnem. hne met Frank Thomss as she came Into the theater Mr. Thomas Is the member of the cast who does not wear the costumes of the South Seas. "Did yoiK see me in my new costumes?" Miss Kopernak asked archly.

"Partly," Mr. Thomas answered with a smile and escaped before "Aloma" "got him." Having written more than BO sue- fnr mimical pnmeril should qualify Sigmund Romberg as an expert. Some of these cnn.citlits were the 10 different annual "Passing Show" revues at the Winter Garden, "The Student Prince," "Maytlme," "BlOHsom Time" snd others. Mr. Romberg is now Im vplMno- (hft tinrt trr "Th, ntBK7U Vagabond," snd he stopped his artistic labors long enougn to compliment mm-self on an effective dance number had completed.

"This." he remarked to his wife, whom he recently married, "will make an excellent solo for the danscuse." "Tell Mrs. Romberg demanded, "what is the difference between a danseuse and an ordinary dancer." "The difference," the composer said, "la about 12 pounds of clothes." sMty JLIL SMOULDERING FUSE? Starrtn'q PAULINE FREDERICK Wt iAU PLfKNTEy 1 th popular comedy, she' is Boon to ner, on tfte ecreen Frank now aoHntr In wU) remaln ln thl8 play all RUmrn6r Galina Kopernak and George Gaul both retired this week. Mr. Thomas wears more clothes than any of them, and still finds it congenial. "Laff That Off," a new comedy by Don Mullally, was presented for the first time this week at Asbury Park and Atlantic City, Thomas W.

Ross, Alan Bunce, Nerval Keedwell, Shirley Booth, Margaret Shackelford, Hattie Foley and Wryley Birch are in the cast, and Roy Walling is directing it. Curtis Cooksey, who Is helping to" mystify Chicago (n "The Gorilla," ha had valuable utock experience in many ln the ElLSt- South. 1 whil In the South that he went It was to an entertainment given Dy a cnaracter New York Is interested in the Jef- he used to nhe roncludad. "And r.evr was," Miss Walter Kinggford, in-, person a tor f.f the reliable and 1th I ul "Bachelors' Erlds." the comedy hi. has started id career at tin ater, was chatting with a 1' from England who il.iya important part In the plc, "Quit remtrkahle," f- etld.

"Thfr arc ni io i. et ttVi i here all, are there?" "Oh, yes," Mr. Ln rApilad. "wv hsve tba lowr na -n The lower ara thn ones ttiit vt nia uppnrs in the PuUmsn's yr, "Oh, quite so, qn.i Thtff proof sifc V. i t.

fey tip Plots in their 4 "ili tl -'X Scene from A'BLUESTREVESTERM1 -Wh i ES MON Dr Coming to the People's Tuesday and "Wednesday. Struggle Reaches Climax in Flood The title of the new Paramount pic ture, which will top the bill today at the American theater, has an alluring sound. "The Top of the World" smacks of action and drama snd love -tne Ihree traces that are fundamentally necessary, to every, successful photo play If it is to fulfill its mission oi entertainment. Adanted from the novel or the same name by Ethel M. Dell, this screen play teems with vivid drama, virile action and tender romance for all of these elements were part and parcel of the story.

Something different in the way of scenery may be expected as most of the action taxes piace out on the mysterious and little known African veldt. Anna Q. Nllsson, James Kirkwooa, Raymond Hatton and Sheldon Lewis are" starred. The story deals with a complex love croblem involving a girl and two cousins who resemble each other Ths bitter struggle between these two men reaches a terrlflo cli max and takes an unexpected turn when a raging flood Bweeps down from the mountains with disastrous re sults. Some astonishing photographic effects have been achieved, which show the two cousins a dual role portrayed by Klrkwobd fighting, shaking hands, passing each other In the same scenes, and otherwise acting as though they were distinct and individual personalities.

Domestic Problem Rises in Factory For years wrapped up in the conduct of the manufacturing business She fiRH11mfri 1rintlAn tit At the death of her father, a middle-aged woman rinds that she is in love wun one of her employes, a youth half her age. Khe jmarrles him snd the inevitable happens. Such Is the story told In "Smouldering Fires," starring Pauline Frederick and Laura La Plante, and to be shown Tuesday at the Rialto theater. Malcolm MacOregor plays the part of the man sround whom the drama Is woven, and others prominent in the cast are Tully Marshall, Wanda Haw-ley and Helen Lynch. The story was written especially for Miss.

Frederick. Most of the action takes place either in the offices or operating department of a big factory, or in the luxurious home of the woman who made the mistake of believing that youth and middle age could mate and be happy. However, the luxury of the Interior sets is relieved by some marvelous photography obtained in the Yosemlte National park, where the company was on location for several sequences of the story. Muskrat Led in Value Furs Produced in Canada 1921 OTTOWA Raw furs valued at (43,817, based on prevailing market prices, were produced in Canada lust year, the bureau of statistics reports. Silver and red fox, mink, otter, lynx and coyote fur recorded an Increase in output over 1923.

In point of aggregate value the muskrat was the most Important fur producing animal, contributing pelts worth $3,410,803, followed by beaver with 169.173 ptilt valued at snd mink with 219,641 pelts worth $2,113,58. -ay I 1 1 1 If A .5 'A I i a REVIEW OF The RIALTO NEW YORK, June These are the days when everybody might as well go fishing. A few straggling plays come to town, but It requires heroism deserving of a Carnegie medal to spend these hot nights in a theater when there Is, up at New York uni versity, the Goldman band playing-, and the sea waves continue to' register sadness down at Coney Island where Wells Hawks sits inspiring and trying-to make his elephants pull off press stunts. It is true that "Tremlawney of the Wells," Sir Arthur Plnero's charming1 comedy of a quarter of a centut? ago was revived by the players for one week. The play is a play about stage folk, and it was quite appropriate that stage folk should select this to be vlved.

Last year it was "The School for Scandal," and previous that it was "The Rivals." It Is believed that some day they will select an American play, say "Diplomacy," "Men and Worn en" or "Alabama" for revival. John Drew, Laurette Taylor and more than 25 of the best known names in the meaier were enssasea jh uie uw. hey ot Wells' revival, asd it is Justi fylng, even in the face of the first and most unusual heat wave, that it is asN popular today as when it was done at the Empire theater years ago. "Charley's Aunt," by Brandon Thomas, was another old time revival. Thirty years ago this was one of the plays that had the town In its revival form it seldom reaches the point where laughter Is Justified.

The cast is inept to beg-in with, and an inept cast in "Charley's Aunt" makes the whole thing hopeless without going any further. "Spooks, by Robert bherwood, is Tint minrmamrl a Via rfivlvnl tint ten much old material is revamped that gives one that impression, although leaves one honelesa in trvlnc- to af- i it mm "The White Sheep," Coming to the GOSSIP OF the FOYERS' By DIXIE IIINES. NEW YORK, June 13. Another great character has been dramatised. We are to have Edgar Allen Andrew Jackson, Oscar Wilde and "Spark Plug" on the stage.

Indeed, we now have the latter, that flaming, fiery steed of the comic strip. They called him "Last Post" In "Bachelor's Brides," but his identity cannot be concealed under any such He Is "Spark Plug," with all his "horse sense" and equine equanimity in the midst of stage excitement. If there is any question about New Torkers reading the cpmic strip the opening and subsequent continuance of Brides" disproves it. In one of the scenes in play, when the hero acted by Charles Davis-comes a cropper with his American sweetheart, played In the highest sweetheart terms by Lee Patrick thej affable and dependable butler, Walter Kingsf ord, gives his master a sleep ing potion, and in consequence he dreams, how he dreams! One of ths dreams concerns his famous racer. "Last Post." In the dream the racer Is acted by "Spark Plug." The audience wanted to know no more.

"Spark Plug was given such a reception that they refused to permit the play to proceed until he had raised his front foot and scratched his right ear. Then he was accorded another outburst and the play went on. If the thought prevails that the comlo strip Is for outsiders, let that be dissipated at once. "Bachelor's Brides" proves that it is for New York as well. As a sort of relief from his own rehearsals In "Laff That Off," Thomas W.

Ross and a couple of members of ths cast went over to see' a muchad-I vertlsed sex play the other evening. Thev A.t thrmie-h two nnfn thn sought the air. "Well," one demanded, "what do you think of it?" "I think," Ross answered nonchalantly, "that it is fearfully under proof." "If there Is anything that. I hate," Norma Lee. the attractive leading woman of "The Poor Nut," was heard to exclaim, "It Is effeminacy." "Then," replied Elliot Nugent, "you should love the flapper." "I can remember," young Nugent averred against the weight of evi-dence, "I can remember when the only person who knew whether a girl wore silk or cotton, stockings was the girl herself." A libretto was submitted to Sigmund Romberg, the famous composer.

"I want you to write the music," he was told. Mr. Romberg read a few pages. "Where is the first act?" he inqured. "It is called 'The Love Mr.

Romberg read a few more pages and then sadly returned it. "Rename it," he suggested, "call it the mush room." The company headed by Curtis Cook-sey in the role of the Scotland Yard detective, left last week' to present "The Gorilla," In Chicago, with a bow to Toledo. Mr. Cooksey was delayed In reaching the so he telephoned the master at the depot." "I am Curtis Cooksey, with 'The please tell ths manager to leave my baggage check with you." "Well," the mar. replied dubiously, "he can leave a check for you all right, but you will have to tie your gorilla outside.

Whadder you think this Is, ioo?" At this time a play Is on Broadway and another In Chicago In "which all the members of the cast rush through the audience shrieking at the top of their voices, while a gorilla chases them and the audience. The latter again gives vent to shrieks of fright and delight. Curtis Cooksey plays the Scotland Yard detective In this play, "The Gorilla" by name, and he sums It up: "When you can make a person a part of the show that person In delighted, even though he has paid for the privilege. It Is a trick as old as the hills. Sheridan did It in 'The Critic' and others have been doing it ever since.

A play must be pretty bad for the audience to admit It If the sudl ence Is allowed to participate in the proceedings." Frank Thomas, who acts with such Intelligence and effectiveness In "Alo-ma" the South Sea Island opus which Is a summer resident of the theatrical district, has been acting for many years, hut he never made the mistake of so many men and women of the stage who were excellent actors and quite unsuccessful as business people. "No," Mr. Thomas said In discussing play producing and acting. "I am an actor end not a producer. I know what I cn do In my field and I don't know that I csn do the other.

I think that I will stick to working for someone else. You know, it often happens with HOL)Ei tA.j'tai v. i'. ma Peters Has Double Role as "Raffles" House Peters, who Is coming to the Rial to fheator today In his latest starring vehicle, "Raffles," Universal- Jewel version of the famous character created by W. Hornung, is an actor who has done much 'to prove the oft made contention that there la romance In the everyday tasks of those who labor where nature is a great obstacle to be overcome.

I Peters is particularly qualified for such roles by reason of his early experience. Part of his education was obtained in Australia and the callings of his early career took him into the distant places as an explorer, traveler and mining engineer. His first big stage play was The Squaw Man," and his first big screen portrayal of such a character was in "The Storm," a Uni versal success of a number of years a pro, and ha followed that recently in "The Tornado, and "Headwinds," also Universal-Jewels. However, in "Raffles," Peters steps into a different from those referred to, as this character moves in the highest social circles in England. Also, his part is that of an amateur cracksman, who by his brilliancy frustrates all efforts on the part of his acquaintances and the best brains of Scotland Yard to detect him.

His friends suspect him, and detectives ars convinced of his guilt, but even though they guard Jewels, they disappear. The supporting cast in "Raffles," which was directed by King Baggot, Includes Miss Dupont, Hedda Hopper, Walter Long-, Freeman Wood, Winter Hall, Kate Lester, Frederick Esmelton. Roland Bottomley. Lillian Langdon and Robert Bolder, Devotion Inspires Fighting Impulses Hal Roach sends Ms fun-makers, headed by Glenn Tryon and Blanche Mehaffey. to Butte In "The White Sheep," which will be the attraction at the Rialto theater next Friday, The story is laid In a little town that straddles the state line between Kansas and Missouri where the Fighting Tyler family reign supreme.

A belligerent father, two fighting sons and another son, "The White Sheep" of the family, are In a constant state of warfare, either with the neighbors or between themselves. Toby Tyler, the timid member of this oddly assorted quartette, Is generally the innocent bystander In the frequent flatto arguments, but when Patience Matthews, played by Blanche Mehaffey, comes to town and casts favorable glances at him, Toby finds that he will have to put up a fight, or at least a bluff, if he is to remain in her good graces and keep up his share of the fighting Tyler reputation. Character Actor Veteran of Screen Mark Fenton has anDeared in char acter roles In practically every big picture produced since the advent of motion pictures. His stage experience dates some SS years back, flrnt under ine management of ensries rronmai and later with Booth and Barrett li Shakespearian drama, with Otla Rkln ner, Madam Modjeaka and for a num Duchess" on tour. He is well described as one of the best known character aciors on ma screen.

He will be seen with Richard Tal TmnrlrA In. Ti w.H..mlnti(M tlon, "The Speed King," which comes xv me Ansonia loaay. scientific tests have shown that taxlcab drivers think quicker In meet ing emercencies while driving auto mobiles thnn women college students, male students ranking third. "it DRAMATIC CALENDAR AT TUB BROADWAY. Nanriy, Sunday and Monday Associated Vaudeville with Revue Cora-lque with Erfir laky and Sabbot ArniBtronr and Smith In "On the HlyhwayHj FIske and Fallon offer Word and Music; the Floren(s European poseur and equilibrists; Clamo comlo and artlstlo clay modeler, Alo photo feature, "Pal Mine," with Irene Rich and an all-star cast.

AT THE BI.XTO. Sunday, Monday and Tneaday Anna Q. Nlllson and James Klrkwood in "Tte Top of the World;" comic; scenic and lews. Vdnday an Thursday Pauline Frederick and Laura La Planta in "ISmoulderlng comedy; scenic and news. Friday and Saturday Hal Roach "The White Sheep." AT TIIES AMERICAN, naday and Monday House Petera in comedy: scenic and and Wedneaday "Fcarbound comedy; scenlo andnews.

Tharadu and Friday Special Vltagraph production. Starting Saturday Tom Mix in Zane Grey's "Riders of the Purple Base." AT THE AKSOMA. Sunday. Monday Richard Talroadfre in "The Speed Review. Topics and Fables.

Tuesday, Shirley Mason In Comedy. Will Rodgers in "Oolna; to Congress." Thnraday, Friday and Saturday The Midnight bpat Comedy, "Bouth of the North Pole. AT THE PEOPLES THEATER. in "Alias Mary Flynn;" comedy, Nobody's Sweetheart;" Komm N.wi. Tuesday and Wednesday William Desmond in "The Meddler;" circus mystery; comeay.

rUurU.r. Friday a-d -jw "The isirtn ot i-vi" nHiitlnTi Iltn Brea.j.001. Tnt; nnpilEUM. Sunday and Monday Tom Mix In "Oh. You Comedy, Ben Turpin in "The warnage Tuesday "Let Not Man Put Asunder, a jI ana oincuj.

w.dneaday and Thursday "Beauty and The Bad Spat Comedy, 'Hit aiirdaT Harry Cary in Comedy and No. 12 of the "Pays of '49." Young Star Has Colorful Role That American audiences have taken Evelyn Brent to their hearts In such roles as she portrayed In "Ellk-Stock-Jng Bal" nd "Midnight Molly" is evidenced daily from exhibitor reports sent from all sections of the country. It is therefore of Interest to picture-goers to know that Miss Brent Is again to he presented in such a colorful role In her latest underworld melodramatic vehicle "Alias Mary Flynn" to be shown for the first time locally ths Peoples theater on Sunday. This time the charming young stsr Is cast as a female -rook who works out her own regeneration against bitter odds and saves the Hvf of those she loves. The picture was produced by F.

B. O. from an original story by Fred Kennedy Myton. An Inventor has patented a cigar holder that prevents sparks or ashes being; scattered by catching them in a receptacle that can be moved along the stem of the device. fix the name of the play that should Impersonator.

be used ln this case. "Spooks" Is a "Now ladles and gentlemen," he crook and mystery play. There are (said, "please call out your favorite enough closing doors, mysterious character from any of Shakespeare's sepulchral voices, strange happenings plays and I will endeavor to Impcrso-and unjust suspicions to satisfy any nate It" Tmtb "Florence Nightingale," Cooksey stage from causes. A good e.iied f.yr "I said Shakespeare," the entertainer ii0'11 answer, "not Dickens." ff the weather department, but with the th, vi ahrln. of t.

added handicap of personal discomfort A ii.f i "Snooks" lust Isn't Father of Democracy. A list was clr- j. i- culated among the cast of "Bachelors' vjv avfc in AJUO I1 ITf -ni II A 1 O'Clock Man" next season. Vl "UB- Ralph Culllnan, author of "Logger- A T.h i. heads," has reached Ireland.

He re- Inquired one of new Anlerican the Jefferson Memorial," Curtis Cooksey, who has the princi- 'c'ifrtalnlv il a i v. Tit nW ChaH- Dav'fs LdlJ "Vn-' CMcaS- -IU have a play wered. Tememhfif aee-ng him art seaso 8 ln Win Franko Goldman will begin Vbld his eighth summer concert season In 1 "0 New York this week. The concerts U'lll VsH trilfin tn tha fumnilA tflA New York university. 0 her vl.i Kva Leonl, the prima flonna.

la su- mlwl'uil pervlslng and singing the leading role 'lof vfJV- ln a special production of "Rigoletto," I noW- J'Mnfh ih, Vnnn. 1 H'lnk that his la as ...) film company. Klliott Nugent, who is one of the authors of "The Poor NUt," finds his name In electric lights before the Henry Miller theater this week. This In deserved promotion. "Wachelori' Brides," the new comedy at the Cort theater, has a new Broadway leading man in Charles Davis, Englishman.

Lee Patrick shares first grade honors with him. Sigmund Romberg, composer of music for moKt of th popular musical plays, will sail for Kurope lrv a fort night. He returns 1j tima to attend the premier of "Tha Vagabond," for which Is writing music. Norma Lee, the leading hctrecs in "The Poor Nut," is a bunt to make hf film debut. In addition to her at pear- 1.

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