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IN THE PLAY HOUSES.
WHAT IS ON THE HXX.Z.S FOR THE
COMING THEATItlCAI. WEEK.
Wnshincton to Hnvo Its First Chnnco to
Enjoy Ailnm Itr.ol' Xovr Oporn, "Tho
Tur nncl tho Tftrtnr" 'CnvnllorlaKuB
tlctnti1' In EnRlisli untl n Ileturu of
At Albaugh's Grand Opera llouso last week
thcro was a repertory of Italian grand opera
that will nhvnj-6 appeal to tho musical taste
of Washington, and especially when given as
In this case by a company headed by so
thorough an atttste as Mlnnio Hauk. Tho
programme of the week comprised tho operas
Carmen," UI1 Trovatore," "Cavallerla Rusti
cann," ''Lohengrin," and "Faust," and
Bhowedlho full strength of the compony under
tha most favorably circumstances. Tho chief
Interest, of courso,ws centered In Miss Hauk,
herself, who still sings with that ajrtomb that
only experienced and first-class artists can
attain. Iler voice is ono of peculiar richness
and possesses a round and velvety quality
which might bo expressively described as
"peachy." It is the volco of an artiste in
every sense of tho word, and by reason of the
consummate skill with which it is handled
scarcely shows tho effects of Its lone and try
ing usage. Madamo Basta-Tavary, another
prima donna of the company, was seen for
the first time here and created a most favor
able impression. She has n soprano voice of
good range aud considerable sweetness.
Madame Louise Natal! is a -ood sineer with a
charming voice but does not of course rank
with Hauk or Tavary. Madame Tremelli, tLc
contralto, might have scored a moro marked
success through her volco and singing had it
not been for the lack of ease in her actintr.
The leadine tenor of the company Is M. Mon
tarlol who," while not quite a Hedmont, was
received with much favor. M. Montarlol's
voice is a good ono but somewhat blatant. Ho
possesses in a greater or les3 degree what the
Italians would designate voce bianca, and
this, in conjunction with some radical faults
of acting, mars to a certain extent an other
wise excellent performance. In his acting he
exaggerates both bis passion and passlveness.
It was left for Del Puento of tho men of the
company to arouse tho enthusiasm of his
auditors. This noble singer still holds the
hearts he has won as much by tho intelligence,
grace, and power of his past as of his present
work. His volco naturally shows a little ago
Loth at its top and bottom but the middle is
still beautiful and powerful and holds the
same charm as of old. Tho other members of
tho company are of average ability. The
chorus was disappointing. It was largo in
numbers but weak and characterless in tone,
and failed to fully interpret the spirit of the
operas presented. Tho orchaBtra under tho
direction of Conductor Behrcns was excellent.
"THE TAR AND THE TARTAR.
Tho Blost Successful and Amusing Opera
of the Season at AlbnugU's.
Probably- the most successful American
comic opera yet written will be seen at Al
baugh's this week, when Manager Askin's
admirable company will present "The Tar
aud the Tartar," by Adam Itzel, jr., a young
Baltimore composer, who enjoys tho unique
distinction of having made a great hit with
his first work. "The Tar and the Tartar" Is
full of bright music, the plot is laughable in
tho extreme, and'the work has been staged in
lavish style by Manager Askin. Disrby Bell,
a true comedian of a most engaging person
ality, takes tho leading role and keeps tho
audience in almost continuous laughter while
he is on the stage. Marlon Manola, one ot
tho queens of light opera, has tho leading
female port, which, it is needless to say, she
sings admirably. Mrs. Laura Joyce-Bell, who
Is hardly less a favorite than her husband, is
also in the company, tho other leading mem
beia of which are Josephine Knapp, Hubert
Wilke, Charles Wayne, Hilda Hollins, and
Maud Hollins. The company is even stronger
than it was during the opera's long run at
Palmer's Theatre, New York, and tho muslc
loving people of "Washington may rely on
witnessing ono of the most enjoyable light
opera performances given hero In years.
The following synopsis will glvo an idea of
the comic possibilities of the plot; Tho
Sultan of Morocco becomes weary of the
trials of government. Conspiracies surround
him, and his harem is rebellious owing to the
Influence of one of its members, a Tartar
lady called Alpaca. Tho Sultan takes refuge
in a fisherman's cottage, causes some of his
raiment to be found on the seashore, suggest
ing that he has beeu drowned, and he be
queathes the throne to the first tar ship
wrecked on the coaBt. Muley Hassan, a vaga
bond sailor, arrives opportunely and Is made
Sultan. Ajuley has1 run away to sea to escape
a vife who was a Tartar. Cardamon, a Be
douin chief, is the rightful heir to the throne,
but he declines to press his claim, preferring
bis freedom in the desert. A lovaly slave,
Farina, arrives as a present to tho Sultan, and
Cardamon falls in love with her at 6ight. lie
then wishes he had pressed his claim. Carda
mon is furious at tho thought of Farina be
coming tho property ,jf5H7ey Hassan, and
Muley is terrorized fiito consenting to a com
promise. By the terms of the agreement
Cardamon and Muley are tOTeign alternately
Muley to bo Sultan one hour, Cardamon the
next; each to be. in the other's power abso
lutely. Farina, who has determined on wed
ding a title, consents to be tho bride of the
ojie who happens to be Sultan, transplanting
ber affections every hour. A similar arrange
ment is mado by her companion, Taffeta, who
also longs for a tltlo. In tho second act
Muley Hassan finds that tho queen of the
harem Is tho identical Tartar dHtno from whom
ho Hod years before. Owimr. to her iuiluonco
tho ladles of the harem havo become strong
minded, and tho Sultan Is oxuected to tako caro
ot tho children and perform other domestic
tasks. Mulcy applies to tho court physician
for a potion to render him immortal, that ho
may outllvo his wives and his other troubles.
The doctor gives him a potion, telling him it
will mako him sleep for twenty-flvo years.
Mulcy awakens In his pavilion in tho roso gar
den of tho palace. The doctor has merely
given him a sleeping draught, but, fearful o'f
royal vengeance, he and tho other courtiors
use their utmost efforts to delude tho Sultan
into thinking tkat ho has beeu asleep for
twenty-flvo years; that ho Is Immortal. To
aid in this deception soveral of tho conrtiers
disguise as vcnorablo old men. Eventually,
the dlsputos between Cardamon aud Muley,
as to tho ownership of the throne, the harem,
and Farina, nro settled by tho reappearance
of tho actual Sultau, who has tired ot his
life as a fisherman and como back to tako the
reins of government. Farina is given to
Cardamon, and Mulcy is offered tho position
of admiral of tho royal navy. He promptly
accepts this, as it causes him to bo nt sea tho
year round, nnd tho navy laws forbid his tak
ing his Tartar wife with him.
"UNCLE ISAAC" AT THE BIJOU.
A Play "Which Introduces it Now Typo of
of Stiio Hebrew.
"Uncle Isaac" a now comedy drama which
has been welcomed with enthusiasm as a
unique as well as a thoroughly artistic crea
tion, will bo the attraction at Harris' Bijou
Theatre this week. The central figure is a
Hebrew of to-day, a man who, while alert to
protect his own interests, is a man of flesh
and blood with a heart that beats quickly for
the sufferings and wrongs of others. It is a
type of character which, familiar as it is in
everyday life, has not heretofore been made
use of by the dramatist. Mr. Fehrmann can
justly claim tho credit of having introduced a
new figure to the stage, for lie descends to
neither burlesque nor caricature in his per
formance. He is an accomplished artist, and
has made a reputation in this country after a
distinguished career in Europe. Ho was for a
long time comedian at the leading theatres of
Germany, and held a similar position with tho
German-speaking theatres in this country for
a long time after his arrival in America. He
gained hi6 reputation in this country, however,
a6 an English speaking actor, and for nine
years when "The Phoenix" was In its prime,
was principal comedian In Milton Nobles'
Company. In "Uncle Isaac" ho found a vehi
cle for his talents, whk-h placed him at once
among the greatest of character delineators
and gained in time a lasting reputation. Tho
play was written for him by Mr. Fred Maeder.
It has a plot of intense interest, and abounds
in good, hearty humor. Incidentally, singing,
dancing, and musical selections will be given
by people who are artists in nil that they at
tempt. Mr. Fehrmann will introduce a violin
solo which has received the highest praise
from competent sources. He is a skillful per
former, and a composer and singer of merit,
"THE PATROL." AT KERNAN'S
A Senaatlonul Melodrama to Be tho At
traction This Week.
A. H. Simon's company will appear at Ker
nan's Lyceum Theatre this week in the sensa
tional drama, "Tho Patrol," by Scott Marble.
This is said to be a highly Interesting melo
drama, based on exciting events in police life
at Chicago, and containing many reallstics
scenes and startling climaxes. It will bo pro
duced with fine scenery and novel mechanical
effects. It introduces the famous "White
Patrol," two superb horses which were in the
police service at Chicago during the riot of
the Anarchists and often charged on the mob
and cleared tho way. They dash on the stage
twice in the melodrama and never fail to
create a sensation. It is thev which, in tho
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realistic scene of Haymarket Square, come to
tho rescue of Police Captain Hardy on an
alarm turned in by Splutters, the newsboy, and
prevent a murder attempted by Detective
Cass. The murder of Enos Bond, a banker,
has proved a mystery. Cass suspects Laura,
Joyce, who has traced it to the banker's
nephew and Artful Joe, both of whom have
been foiled in an attempt to make way with
her by Splutters, who always turns up at tho
right time. Police Captain Hardy, in love
with Laura Joyce, follows tho clue, but is
compelled to win the confidence of Lillian
Barker, an accomplice of the nephew, and
succeeds by pretending to overwhelmed with
her beauty. The nephew, who had forged his
uncle's name, is Anally brought to justice.
In the role of the police captain, Charles
Chappelle fully sustains his reputation as an
actor of dramatic force Horbert W. Jones
treats tho attdiouco to artistic charactor acting
as Arlful Joe. Miss Virginia Nelson as Laura
Joyce, Allco Fisher as Lillian Barker, Eddlo
Glguoro as Splutters, and H, P. Adams as
Uncle Nic provo equal to all tho requirements.
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Next week, Whallen ami Martoll's Mammoth
Ouvitlloriii Ilurttlciinn" In Encltsh.
Ono of Manager Kudolph Arouson's opera
companies will appear nt tho Academy of
Music tbla week In au English version ot
Mascatjnl's admirable opera, "Cavallerla Hus
tlcaua." Mauager Arousou claims to havo
procured from tho composer himself tho
orchestration of tho opora aud It will bo
rendered here by an orchestra of thirty-live,
while tho chorus will contain fitty voices.
Tho Arouson productions aro always admira
bly staged, and this will doubtless bo no ex
ception to tho rulo. Tho loading roles will bo
assumed by Paulino L'Allemand, Villa
Knox, Ferdinand Schuetz, Eva Davenport,
and Henry Leonl. "Cavallerla Kustlcima"
will bo preceded at each performance by a
one-act opera comlque, "Tho Jolly Students,"
by Von Suppo. lu this Jeff Do Angells, Loulso
Bandit, A. W. MKHu, and other competent
artists will appear.
Tho Keturn of 'Shoimndoiih."
At tho National Theatre this week
Bronsou Howard's successful war drama,
"Shenandoah," will again bo seen.' It will bo
presented by substantially the 6ame company
that appeared in it last season aud the same
special scenery and btago effects will bo used.
"Shenandoah" Is unquestionably a work of
unusual merit and thcro are many who wero
so strongly impressed with it last year to de
sire to see it again.
Our own Bob Downing has set tho theatri
cal world to talking by employing a female
advance agent. Her name i3 Mrs. Belle Mc
Kay and sho Is, of course, said to bo pretty,
clever and vivacious.
Tho Now York Casino managers havo again
found out that they cannot run road com
panies successfully. Their "Indigo" com
Eany has been a failuro and has been called
Anson Pond, who wrote "Her Atonement,"
has evolved another play. It is called "A
Desperate Man," and will bo produced in
Philadelphia toward the end of the month.
Ja6cagni, composer of "Cavallaria Kusti
cana," produced his new opera, "Amico
Fritz," at Rome, on October 30. It wan a
great success. Tho book is founded on Erck
man, Chatriau's novel, "L'Aml Fritz."
A number of the Washington correspondents
will go to Baltimore this week to see Joseph
Haworth in his now play, "The Leavenworth
Case," which he will present at tho Academy
Joaquin Miller has emerged from his retire
ment to write a play for Lewis Morrison called
"Tho Ked Shield."
Roland Reed is said to be $12,00d" out of
pockot by his "Club Friend." Roland will
have tho intelligent sympathy of thousands
who have had similar .experiences with club
Honry E. Dixey produced a new farce fr om
the German, "The Man with a Hundred.
Heads," in New York last week. An average'
of New York's opinion Is that there's little In
the hundred heads.
Manager James L. Kernan has closed a
contract with Dr. S. M. Landis for a series
of Sunday entertainments at the Lyceum be
ginning November 15. The entertainments
will include sensational lectures by the doctor
aud vocal selections by Miss Lillian Landis.
It has been nearly ten years 6lnce Dr, Landis
appeared here, but his impersonation of
Dick Shaw, Hamlet, and Richard III. aro still
Tho Whallen &, Martell Mammoth Specialty
Company, which includes some of the best
vaudevillo artists ot this country and Europe,
has been very successful on "tho road this
season. It will be at Eernan's next week.
The famous transcription of national airs,
which occurs in the last act of the "Tar and
Tartar," and of which almost every farce
comedy company that has yet reached tho
city has given a "faked" imitation, is said to
bo ono of the most ingeniously arranged
musical numbers that hos over been heard in
comic opera, tho blending of tho different
popular songs being so well done that it in
variably creates a perfect furoro in the
audience. It is a matter of record that during
tho seventeen weeks run in New York it
never received less than fives encores, aud
often eight and nine.
Simple Printing Process.
Some beautiful reproductions of leaves,
ferns, etc., havo been recently mado by a
simple printing process which involves the
use of neither camera nor plates. A printing
frame of suitable sizo is provided with a piece
of plain glass in place of the negative ordi
narily required. Tho frame having been
placed face down, and the back taken out and
glass placed in position, tho green leaves,
ferns, etc. (which may bo of any variety if
not too opaque), are arranged tastefully on tho
. glass, caro being taken that they do not over
lap each other. A sheet of slivered or ferro
prusslato paper is now laid carefully over tho
leaves, and, the back having been replaced,
tho frame is carried into tho sunlight and
printed In tho caso of ferro-prussiato paper
from 10 to 20 minutes; in the caso of sliyered
paper from one-half to two-thirds that time.
Tho results when the prints have been washed
or toned and fixed are surprising, tho delicate
tracings of tho fibres of tho leaf, together with
its general form, being faithfully reproduced.
As tho printing frame cannot well be opened
during printing without danger of tho leaves
sliding about, tho duration of the printing
must be determined by timing. There is
hardly a choice between tho "bluo" and sil
vered paper for this kind of work, both giving
good results. A sheet of plain glass clamped
down on a board ou which has been placed
Ave or ten sheets of paper as a cushion will
answer very well in place of a printing frame.
Those who prepare their own ferro-prussiato
paper should keep the solutions of red prus
siato of potash and ammonia citrate of iron
in separate bottles, and combine in small
quantity sufllclent to coat the paper required
for tho day from tlmo to time. The results
aro much better than when the solutions are
mixed aud kept for any lentrth of tlmo and
the paper prints much quicker"
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