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II W , 6 OODWIN'S WEEKLY.
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I 11 The Oeher-Fields Disappointment.
1 "You have never been to see Weber & Fields?"
B m If The feeling expressed in this question by my con
I (Si H Bcientious New York friend cannot be described.
I 3p jj Sorrow, wonderment, compassion, horror, a hun
I TO 'ji dred emotions drawn through those brief words.
m k He seemed dazed for a moment, and looked
I Mr ti ar n snnce tn'ing to comprehend how anyone
I IP If- could be so neglectful of a young man's education.
H I He sent for the seats immediately.
B 5 ij Down Broadway we elbowed with the thou-
II I sands going to the playhouses.
1 In a little while we stood in front of the little
t I white and gold music hall. "Nothing tonight,"
lj we heard through the crowd, "except these two-
A gallery-back row," and the look of despair through
M the sea of satin was almost pitiful. Outside the
M rf speculators were harvesting:, with seats at three
jr ' and Ave. In we went. The little house was
2 jammed and a smile of anticipation was on every
(j - well-fed face. Every dutiful New Yorker and
kl every visitor to the big city goes to Weber &
I Fields' at least once, and this all-star aggregation,
M W tnIs world famous bunch of beauty and wit, was
3 1 r-f about to appear before my poor rural eyes.
la Would people notice how I acted, would I be-
i & tray the oppressive awe and wonderment about to
J '' come to my inland brain? I would try oh, so
i,i hard to appear blase.
U ' In a moment the aggregation opened up on us.
3 The merry-merries butted In doing the usual nier-
v ;jj, ry-merry stunts. I made no noticeable demon-
l J f, stration.
i ' Then glory of glories, one L. Russell was urged
'' to enter. Poor, dear old lady, but phenominal
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lady. Girlish and chic with her fat and fifty-some
she entered, looking like a Tiffany window. But
Lillian is wise on the make up I might say the
wisest, and when she gets a new wrinkle it is
So far, all right. But some naughty naughty
suggested that she sing, and she did. Instantly the
lines came to me:
"A Grand Piano underneath the Bough,
A Gramaphone, a Chinese Gong and Thou
Trying to sing an anthem off the key,
Oh, Paradise were Wilderness enow."
And then Fay Templeton appeared, but for
no particular reason. A few nights before I had
seen Joe Jefferson, and in response to an encore
he made a pathetic little speech stating that he
had probably played before the grand parents of
Neither of these ladies made a speech. Wil
lie Collier and Pete Dailey are great, and Collier's
wife, Louise Allen, as Mary Mac Pain, is the hit
of the piece, which is classically termed "Twirly
Whirly." Then there's Lew Fields and Joe Webber,
and they ought to. stop spoiling memories, and
Charles Bigelow and John T. Kelly and Will Ar
chie and Bonnie Maginn and Mabel Barrison, and
such a many stars to crowd each other off the
stage that they ruin one another and the show,
and I think when we left the theater that my
friend was disappointed in me.
At any rate he showed it a little when I sug
gested that we go to Shanleys' for a lobster and
to discuss the ones we'd just seen. T.
;i Dramatic KVents9 "Past and Coming.
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H ; 1 ME if
H j ij i Frederick Warde, the prince of favorites with
m 1 jy-1 1 Salt Lake lovers of drama and art, the hail fellow
m l Wi ! well met with the great body of Elks throughout
Bi V ' the world, will greet his friends in company with
H I jjjjjj versatile Louis James in the "Tempest" next week
B I i . at the Salt Lake Theater. A message was dis-
B I lM ; patched to Mr. Ward by the Press club of Zion
B fl ' asking if he would deliver a lecture on "Shake-
H j Ufli speare and His Works" while in this city, and it
jl?ll!k& is understood that an affirmative reply has been
rff & received. Mr. Warde and Mr. James can feel sure
Ipiiilj of a larSe patronage. Their recognized artistic
B Hfl ip Ability, their hosts of friends and the fact that this
B i j" J i is the first season they have been together for
B ' i Wi years will make the production of "The Tempest"
B 1 H ' H ono o tl10 season's successes.
B 1 "Hi t'
B j & :;v The "Bonnie Brier Bush" at the Salt Lake
B '$ j r Theater, proved a house-filler and fair seats were
B v j at a premium, and well the people judged in thus
BJi patronizing the sweet old Scotch drama, with its
B j . ( . splendid corps of talent, its beautiful scenery and
B 1 jf its charming choruses. Then there was that "fine
fl l v, I old man," James H. Stoddard, the Highland shep-
Hiil 'J' h herd, whose iron shod, relentless religious tenets
H'; "l warped the gentle, child-like, great-hearted old
Hii '!' $' man n scauS frenzied denunciation of his
H'f daughter in her "Scotch" marriage to his young
Hifjji lord and le(l tue audience into repeated and tire-
B If m 1 less recalls ior ie actor his magnificent ren-
H Ijft f- dering of tlie difficult role. "Old" James Stoddard
H ! f I is the same graceful, finished actor as of yore,
B li when the old Boston Museum stage was his bat-
t'l'4v tlefield and the cultured devotees of the drama in
iB i 'm Boston town laid their laurels at his feet. But he
H l f J is mellowed and softened by age, ripened by expe-
HBh If ST rience and the personality of the lovable old man
Kh b. is intertwined in the changeful roles of the ver-
IB 'MM' satile actor, and he stands in the front rank of the
H mm old-school footlight educators and entertainers,
HL mm whose memories will be ever green. Reuben Fax
KU &S Uie "Psty" divided applause with the veteran
BB Stoddard and furnished the sparkling rivulets
which rippled through the saddened Scottish life's
tragedy. The play is a success and the "knights
and ladies of the buskin," artists, every one.
0. U. Bean, who has been having troubles of
his own with the dramatization and management
of "Corianton," has, it is reported, filed suit to
cancel contract with the Deseret Dramatic Syndi
cate, on the ground of alleged violation of the con
tract; also that a prominent New York manager
is aiding in having legal proceedings instituted.
The Deseret Dramatic Syndicate has as yet, they
state, received no official notification of such suit.
If you're broken down and want a change, don't
go in for automobiling.
, ALT LAKE THEATRE. !
) J GEO. D. PYPER, Manager. (
4 CURTAIN AT SslB. S
MONDAY AND TUESDAY NEXT f
. TTESDAY MATINEE AT 3 p. m. h
I Extraordinary Event
) Joint Appearance of (
1 LOUIS JAMES AND
j FREDERICK WARDE
In "Wngenhals t Kemper's Gorgeous Spectacular ?
st Production of
Magnificent Scenic and Electrical Effects. Es-
I1 qulslto Ctostumes, Chorus and Ballet-, Melodious In- H
cidental Music. h
Prices, Night 25c to SI. 50 (
Matinee 25c to Sl.OO. (
Seats now ready.
NOTE The scene of the great storm upon which (
the plot of the piny Is based occurs as the curtain y
n rises, when It Is requested the audience be seated.
About that good flour. Night
and day work at the mill for a
straight year and a half speaks
for itself. In case you want
some ask any honest grocer to
send you the best. You'll get
JNTow in Season
.... The Celebrated California
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Corner Opposite Post Office. 'Phone 541.
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