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THE SUNDAY HERALD, SUNDAY. TXTNH 15. 1SQO.
AFFAIRS OF THE THEATRES.
UMJIKK OVER A STILt. DOING WKU
"Tlio Black Hussnr" Will Succeed "Niuljy"
This "Week Something Aliouttho letter
rcrforinnnce Preparation Aiionj tlio
St n bo Folks for Next Season.
Th. Lnmont Opera Company spread Itself In
"N'ndjy" last week at Albaugh's Grand Opera
IlouEe, not by confining Itself 6trictly to the
libretto of the opcrti, however, but by drawing
extensively upon tlio originality of its comedi
ans anil throwing an unusual amouut of spirit
Into the rendition. The honors of the week
were shared about equally by Miss Hanlcy Iti
the title rOle, Mr. Dc Lance as Faranas, and
Mr. Graham as The argravc. These three
disported themselves in a manner without coun
terpart and lent especial inspiration to the re
mainder of the cast. For the reason that the
music of "Nndjy"' scarcely possesses the catch
ing quality of "Erminie" or "The Black Hus
sar," the monkey business and local gagging
generally indulged in with this opera seem to
be less out of place and therefore more excusa
ble from a popular standpoint. Dut it is n
question if the bounds of license could not
have been drawn with a trifle more conservatism
last week without auy sacrifice of effect. Miss
Lamont as Princess Etclha appeared to much
more advantage than in her role of the preced
ing week, and the same may bo said of Mr.
Wilson as iiW.oc-.y. The chorus acceptably
fulfilled the demands imposed upon it and as
sisted materially the success of the production
by its intelligent work.
"The 11 luck Hussar" at AlliaiiRli'K.
This pretty and popular opera will be given
at Albaugh's this week by the Helen Lamont
Opera Company, sixty-five people, an orchestra
of twenty, and special encagement of the
Marine Baud. Miss Lamont is one of the
greatest favorites that comes to Washington,
and she has a company that have made them
selves popular with all theatre-going people.
Albaugh's Theatre should be packed to the
doors during their one week's engagement in
"The Black Hussar." Already the sale of
seats is larce, and those wishing good
seats should secure them well in advance. The
good ventilation of Albaugh's and the open
spaces about it make It possible to keep the
house remarkably cool even on the warmest
NOTES OF THE STAGE.
Manager Frohman, of the Lyceum Theatre,
has gone to Europe. Just before his departure
he stated that the greatest successes nt the
Lyceum had been with American plays. It must
be very galling to that most distinguished man
ager, Mr. A. M. Palmer, to see other managers
coining money with American plays. Mr.
Palmer has, I believe, held that there were no
American plays, that is. none worth producing
except at authors' matinees. Yet Mr. Frohman
has not only produced American plays with
great success, but he has now in hand accepted
plays by Henry Guy Carleton, George H. Jessop,
Clinton Stuart, and Brander Matthews. What
foreign plays made any great success this sea
son? On the other hand, look nt the confirmed
Euccess ot "The Old Homestead," "The County
Fair," "The Henrietta," "The Senator," "Held
by the Enemy," "Money-Mad," "The Shenan
doah," and last, but not least, "Beau Brummel,"
all written by Americans. American Musician.
Mr. Albert Kiddle, manager of Donnelly and
Girard's "Natural Gas," returned to the city
early in the week In time to take charge of the
performance of "Paradise Flats" for the Colum
bia Athletic Club on Friday night. Mr. Kiddle
will remain at Home until after the 4th of July
"Our season with 'Natural Gas' was very success
ful," ho said. "We cleared over twenty-two
thousand dollars, which was doing very well,
considering that so many companies lost money
on the season. We reopen early in August."
Mr. Riddle will go to Whitestone, L. I., to spend
the remainder of his vacation after he leaves
here. The Actors' Amateur Athletic. Associa
tion of America ("the Five A's") has opened a
club-houEe at Whitestone, where the boys can
lay oif bother and play ball and lawn tennis to
their hearts' content.
The Gilbert and Sullivau quarrel promises to
prove the best advertisement those far-seeing-gentlemen
could wish for. The little plot is be
ing worked for all it is worth, and we must con
less it works marvelously well. Gilbert is inter
viewed daily on the subject of Sullivan, and Sul
livan on the subject of Gilbert, pnd so on ad uav
scam, and now where thousands had heard of the
co-authors of "Pinafore" millions take ti lively
interest In their reported estrangement. Xcw
An impecunious English actor, not entirely
devoid of a certain sad sense of humor, had the
following advertisement Inserted in the London
Times a few days ago: "Rkquiht.d-To Hon
now Thu sum of 50, for an indefinite period.
No security can bo olfered. Any lady or gentle
men granting this favor will greatly oblige and
at the same time greatly surprise the advertiser.
Those who have been crying that Italian opera
is dead are likely to have to reverse their views.
Highly successful revivals of the hcl canto imvo
taken place In Vienna and Loudon. The change
in Vienna is most remarkable. For many years
Wagner's music has enjoyed a semi-monopoly at
the Hof Oper, but of late the performances have
been highly unprofitable, and n return to the
Italian school was necessary.
The now opera with which Francis Wilson will
open his next season in Now York on August 18
Is called "The Merry Monarch." The book is by
the comedian himself and J. Cheover Goodwin
and the mu6ic by Erralle Chabrler and Woolson
Morse. The scenes of the opern are laid in the
Mine. Scalchi, whoso beautiful bird-like con
tralto has aroused the enthusiasm of Washing
ton audiences on many occasions, has been se
verely criticised in London of late. Her volco is
declared to bo badly worn. It gave unmistaka
ble Indications of it the last time she was heard
Margaret Mather is in Europe, wo are told,
studying tho role of Jeanne d'Arc with Sarah
Bernhardt. Marguret will produce the piny In
New York in tho fall with spectacular accom
paniments similar to those seen in the original
production at tho Porto St. Martin, Paris.
Mllo. Nuovlna, u new prima donna, has made
n success as Marguerite in tho production of
"Faust" by Augustus Harris In London. Her
voice, which is a mezzo-soprano, is not very
powerful, but It has been well trained and her
method Is good.
In the New York World's contest for the best
American play three hundred and twenty-eight
were sent in. These were reduced to live, und
the special committee, consisting of P. F.
Mackay, Arthur Wallack, and Alfred Ayres,
have decided that the best of thu five Is a com
edy, "Wilt o the Wisp," by Miss Martha Morton,
of New York City. Ot the other four two were
The great event of tomorrow night in New
York will bo tho opening of tho new Madison
Square Garden Theatre. Strauss, with his Im
perial Vienna Orchestra und two grand corps
dc ballet Imported from London will bo the at
tractions. .Toser Hofmnnu Is quietly studying in Ger
many and will not appear In public again until
he has grown up. Otto Hegncr, on the contrary,
although he Is studying at his home In Switzer
land, will return to America nnd give some more
Robert Downing has had a prosperous season
and will, as usual, spend most of his vacation on
his sabinc farm ncross the Eastern Branch. Hob
finds that having hlmseir for a manager Is pro
ductive of harmony and profit.
The seating capacity of the Madison-Square
Garden amphitheatre, New York. Is between
seven and eight thousand, but the vast place will
hold 14,000 people. It Is the largest auditorium
of the kind In the country.
Pauline Hall, prima donna nnd bicyclist, says
that she intends to make the trip from Baltimore
to New York on her 6tccl steed before the snow
files. And a reporter of the Daltlraore-lnin'i'caii
believes that she will.
Although Frnncc Is supposed to lead the world
in easting aside the prejudices of tho past, M.
Nuraa, of the Paris Odeon, has been refused the
grade of officer in the reserves because of his
Col. John A. McCaull can quote lett-handed
Scripture, it Is said, with all his old-time llucncy
and vigor, and his friends nre now confident that
his complete recovery will not be long post
poned. Frederick Mortimer Vokes, father of Rosina
Vokes, died In Loudon on tho 4th instant. It is a
curious coincidence that on the same hour and
day of the month his son Fred, died two years
Wilton Lackaye, S. Miller Kent, and Jennie
Yeamans have been engaged for "The Canuck,"
which McKec Rankin is to produce at the Bijou.
New York, next month.
Charles II. Hoyt is at his country home at
Charleston. N. H., engaued in constructing an
other greatest effort of his lifetime, to be called
"A Trip to Chinatown."
! Eugene Oudin has been engaged by D'Oyley
, Carte to sing the baritone rule in Sir Arthur Sul
livan's grand opera. "Ivanhoo," to be produced
I in London in the fall.
' Minnie Falmer will close her English season at
i Liverpool and sails for America on June 28.
I Next year she will produce a new piny called
' "My Prima Donna."
I A New York paper sa s that Wilton Lackaye
i will spend his summer on upner Broadway, al
I ternating between the "Five A's" and tho roof
of the Casino.
1 William Gillette, the actor playwright, has
been seriously ill with catarrh of the stomach
' at his home In Hartford.
I Carmencita, the popular Spanish dancer, is to
i make n tour of the principal watering-places
! this summer.
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These (foods were alt made to order
e.rpresstif for as in, London, and then
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Frank McNIsk will give up "Silence nnd Fun"
and burnt-cork next season and star in white
Miss Rosa Band will stay in New York and
"job" next season.
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THE RUSH TO EUHOPE.
Vast Sums That Aro Spent Anntinlly
Americans "Who Go Abroad.
Charlie Murry in Pittsburg Dispatch.
It is estimated that the average number of per
sons who go abroad at this season of the year
will reach at least one thousand per day. This
means that from the middle of May to the mid
dle ot July upward of sixty thousand Americans
will have departed from their native shores in
quest of pleasure and health on foreign soil.
Do you realize what all this means from a finan
cial point of view? From the poor steerage pas
senger who will blow in a couple of hundred
dollars in a visit to his fatherland to the million
aire and his family whose expenses mean that
much every day of absence, it is a moderate esti
mate to place the average expenditure at ?-."00
each for the trip.
For sixty thousand this means 530,000,000.
For the entire summer's crowd 00,000,000 will
be a more accurate estimate. And this is for
New York alone. All of this money, mind you,
goes into foreign pockets, and should be care
fully set down in figuring the balance of trade
between the United States and foreign govern
ments. There is euough expended on foreign
pleasures every year by Americans to create a
respectable Navy and sea-coast defenses, if spent
at home for that purpose. It would seem worth
the while of American statesmanship to provide
6omc means by which, through an American
merchant marine, a largo portion of this annual
expenditure might be retained at home. It Is a
great pity that some statistics can't be had as to
nearly the exact number of people who leave
the United States every summer for foreign
travel. It would also be interesting to know
just how many people leave our great cities to
bpoud their time in the mountains and at fash
ionable watering-places. So far as New York is
concerned the number is simply marvelous; if
tho empty houses of these people could be col
lected in a single neighborhood, they would form
a vast and 6ilent city of themselves"
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TWO-STORY BRTCIC AND FRAME HOUSES'
1123 20th st nw, f h, 0 rs, and 2 houses rear. . 5,000
1311 D st n w. f h. (i rs fi.OOJ
, 33-28 to 3334 P st nw, 1' h, 5 rs 5,000'
I 1412 28th st mv. bli.Ora 5.000
405 to 411 Bnar's alley nw, bh.4rs 5.000--
1217 to 1240 Madison st nw, t h, 4 rs, and 2
I bhrcar 4,600-
I 831 to 835 22d st nw, b h, !) rs 4,500-
423 N 6tnw, I'h, 5 rs, and 2 houses rear.... 1,000
jui.) iui si nw, i u, i rs ,i,iii
205 12th st nw, b h, 0 rs 3,1100
CO Ii st nw, oh, 7 rs 3,500
340SNstnw. bh. 7rs 3,300-
2018 0th st nw, b h.Ors 3,000-
451 and 453 Ridge st nw, fh, 5 rs 3,000
47 L st nw, b h, in i, 0 rs 2,500
1011 Uth 6t nw, f h,4rs 2,500
7352d6tnw, b h, 5rs 2,000
1818 and 1620 Lawrence st nw, f h, 5 rs. . . . 2,000
424 and 42(1 0 at alley nw, t ti, 4 rs 1.800
OQstnw, f h. lira 1.50J-
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Part lot 5. K6t bet 10th and 17th stsnw.. . S4 50
L st bet 15th and 10th sts nw 3 00
Q stbetl5th and Kith sts nw 275
7th st bet R and S nw 175
10th st bet E and F sts nw 1 23
Dunbarton avo and Beall st, 30th and 31st
sts nw i 5
30th st between N and O sts nw 1 25
O st, bet 1st and 3d stsnw 85
7th st. above G rant avo nw co
ll nnd C, 20th and 21st sts nw 45 .
HOUSES FOR RENT.
,lt . ,, Per month.
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1714 13th stnw, 14 rs 5500
1013 10th 6tnw, 10 rs 50 00'
810 II stnw, 7rs 4000
1310 Corcoran st nw, 11 rs 40 00
200Dstnw, Ors unco
1110 T st nw, 7 rs 31 00
1105 N H avo nw, 0 rs , , . 35 00
835 22d st nw, 0 rs 30 00
1831 Vt avo n w, 8 rs 27 50
23 D st n w, 0 rs y.-) 53
1102 and 1101 G st tie, ti rs 20 00
2d lloor, 42U 8th st nw, 2 rs 20 00 '
304 13th st sw, 8rs 18 00'
MO Md avo sw, Ors 17 00
103 K stnw, 0 rs 17 00
02(1 Md avo s w, 4 is 14 00
Alley bet A and H, 3d and 4th sts so 4 rs... 13 00
1918 N st nw, 4 rs 12 00
210 Pomeroy st nw, 0 ra 1200
7 and 11 Corcorun stnw, Irs 12 00'
03 Jackson 6t ne, 5 is. 10 30 '
In suras to suit at U per cent.
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