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l "Little Johnny Jones"
K^r, "Little Johnny Jones" will be Man-
j& ager Scott's offerins at the iMetropoli
ff tan operahouse for the first half of this
J?"2geek commencing tonight, with
|P^ ."Little Johnny Jones" music is
whistlpd and sung all over the country.
Its success in New York, where it
closed a six month's engagement a
short time ago, was pronounced.
V. The original company, with the ex
ception of the author, George M. Co
j*Ean, will come to Minneapolis. The
'"role of the American jockey will be in
the capable hands of Bobby Barry.
'Among the others in the cast are Tom
Lewis as The Unknown,. Sam J. Ryan
as Timothy D. McGee, Jack Raffael as
Anthony Anstey, an American gambler,
Charles Bachman as Sing-Song, editor
of the Pekin Gazette William Meehan
As Henry Hapgood 0. J. Harrington
as Jenkins, the starter at the Cecil, and
a double to Captain Squirvy of the St.
Hurrah William Seymour, the dancing
bellboy Helen Courtney as Mrs. An
drew Kenworth, a fanatic on the sub
ject of reform Adele Rafter as Flora
belle Fly, a female reporter from San
Igraueisco Edith Tyler as Bessie*, an
American- girl and Stella Tracey in
the triple role of the Earl of Bloom
bury, Rosario, Fauchette and Goldie
Some of the songs that have been
Ismail factor in making the piece a
gcess are: "Mam'selle Fauchette,"
"Op in the 'Ansom," "Cecil in Lon
on Town," "They're All" My
Wends," "Nesting in a New York
& Tree." "So Long, Sing-Song," "Off to
1 (he Derby," "Yankee Doodle Boy,J'
f *'Sailors of the St. Hurrah," "Girl?
fHrom the U. S. A.," "Good Bye Flo,"
''Captain of the Tenday Boat," "Good
^Wd California," "The Girl I Know,"
^^,!,lJGive My Regards to Broadway," and
TTC'ni Mighty Glad I'm Living, and
"Little Johnny Jones" is in three
tjtfts and the scenic and electrical ef-
METROPOLITANGeorge M. Cohan's long-heralded "Little Johnny
Jones," opens this evening for four nights and Wednesday matinee.
Grace George in "The Marriage of William Ashe" will open Thurs-
day evening and continue thru Saturday, -with Saturday matinee.
BIJOU"In New York Town," a musical oddity which has met success,
will^open a week's engagement this afternoon. Special matinee Mon-
day, with regular matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
ORPHEUMModern vaudeville, with the Diminutive Piccolos, as head-
liners. Opens this afternoon. Every night, daily matinees.
JLYOBUM"A Bough Rider's Romance," a story of San Juan hill, will
be introduced this afternoc-n. Every night matinees, Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday.
UNIQUEThe bicycle act of the Three Armstrongs is announced as tho
headliner of the week's continuous Vaudeville. Bill changes Monday.
Four performances daily, two matinees and two every evening.
DEWEY"Reilly and Woods' Show," headed by Pat Reilly, opens a
week's engagement this afternoon. Every night matinees daily
ladies' day Friiay, matinee and evening.
fects, together with the wardrobe, re
quire two 60-foot baggage cars.
An augmented orchestra of eighteen
pieces will interpret George M. Cohan's
"The Marriage of William
Ashe" One of the most interesting events of
the season will be the appearance at
the Metropolitan the last half of this
week, opening Thursday evening, of
Grace George in the stage version of
Mrs. Humphrey Ward's novel, "The
Marriage of William Ashe." It is a
story of English upper class life, which,
for artistic perfection, dramatic inter
est, and vital character drawing, is a
masterly achievement. Miss George
brings with her the original company
which supported her during the New
York run, and the entire production
from the Garrick theater New York.
The plot reduced to the simplest ele
ments is one of the oldest in fiction and
the drama. A man of affairs marries
a girl of singularly irresponsible tem
perament, hardly more than a child,
and requiring a man's loving control to
curb her impetuous wilfulness. Becom
ing absorbed in politics, he pays her
less attention than her nature needs
and craves. Believing herself neglected
she listens to tho tempter and elopes
with him. This is merely the theme
around which an involved plot is woven,
showing the progress of alienation as
the Ashes grow further and further
apart. The^ personality of Lady "Kitty
is peculiarly exotic. When introduced
she is 18, just emerging'from a Parisian
convent, extravagant, whimsical, way
ward and audacious.
The bizarre ways of the little mad
cap fascinate Ashe, who is a -good man,
without priggishness, but yet* a wom
The sequel is melodrama (the end is
poignant tragedy, deeply touching and
inevitable.) Thru all the irresponsi
bility and caprice of Lady Kitty's
career after her marriage one may feel
that there is an element of artificiality.
Set the fact is that the novelist soft
ened the tones of Lady Caroline Lamb's
character and career in the reincarna
tion as Lady Kitty Ashe.
The tragedy is the invention of the
novelist. With all its heart-breaking
pathos, it might have been averted
were it not for the machinations of a
disappointed woman, Ashe's cousin,
who plays a Mephistophelian part as an
instrument of blind fate.
BIJOU-"In New York Town"
"In New York Town," which opens
a week's engagement at the Bijou this
afternoon, is the odd title that Messrs.
Hurtig & Seamon have given to their
latest musical addity. Hurtig & Sea
mon have gained a worldwide reputa
tion for their productions. The "In
New York Town" company is said to
include the best looking and most at
tractive show and chorus girls and the
handsomest stage settings and costum
ing on tour today.
Loney Haskell, the'genial manager^
conceived a clever idea in giving the
members of his company a practical
glance of scenes in New York town.
Prior to the dress rehearsal he engaged
two sight-seeing automobiles and'
acting as~ guide he had his company
wheeled thru the many sections of Man
hattan, which appear in the plot of the
production. After leaving Broadway
and its fashionable throng the party
turned to view the various sights of the
Bowery, including one of those typical
music halls and finally appeared in
Chinatown. $, 4
While the authors of "In New York
Town," Messrs. Willard Holcomb and
Loney Haskell, do not brag about, its
having any particular plot they can
easily, boast of an entertainment that
bubbles with wit and comedy. The
musical numbers, which are the ,work
of Albert Yon Tilzer, are ,eaid to be
The leading parts are in the hands
of capable players. Cliff Gordon, the
German monologist, is seen /to great
advantage as a- broken-down German
baron who has been obliged to accept
a position as a waiter in a restaurant
thru force of circumstances, while
Charles Howard is equaHy well situated
in a Hebrew character aiming for po
litical distinction. Teddy Bums, an
other favorite, has a congenial role, as
has Mr. Knox, a knocker from Knox
ville. The women of the party are also
as evenly and pleasantly cast. Ida
Emerson has the prima donna role of an
heiress which gives her ample scope to
display some marvelous gowns. Vinnie
Henshaw, as the belle of the Bowery,
Lillian Shaw, Georgia Fransioli, Grace
lyn WhitehousC, May Ward, Clara and
Jennie Austin, and the other members
of the large company are all as suit
'There will be an extra matinee Mon
day, Lincoln's birthday.
Diminutive'Comedy and abundance of
feminine beauty will distinguish the
modern vaudeville bill introduced at
the Orpheum theater this afternoon.
Tho biggest place on the bill will be
occupied by the smallest and greatest
midgets in the world, the four Piccolos.
This famous quartet are of German
origin but have won applause on three
continents with their combination of
singing, comedy and acrobatics, in
which latter they are marvelous. Al
tho the smallest persons in the world,
the Piccdlos are perfectly formed, and
they "go in for athletics" with a ven
geance. Not only do they perform all
the feats common to "brother acts,"
but they put on a wrestling match each
afternoon and a real boxing contest
Thome & Carleton^ "the American
jesters," are also on the bill. Mr.
Thome's makeup as. well as his man
nerisms are 'usually enough to set the
house in an uproar of merriment, while
he can always be depended on for
laughing lines and is ably abetted by
Miss Carleton. They were here last
Agnes Mahj^'^'the American Tommy
Atkinsf" will be ofle of the big feat
ures. Miss-Mahr is a comedienne of
rare attainments and an excellent toe
dancer, at the same time stunning.
Alf Grant, dispenser of happiness,
has the assistance of Miss Ethel Hoag,
a charming young woman. They style,
their.act "alittle of everything."
A minstrel show in miniature will
be put on by Miss Lillian Mills and
Miss Elida Morris, who hide the light
of their countenances under a bushel
of black cork and present the end men,
interlocutor, dances, songs and jokes of
the minstrel "first part."
Of quite a different ordeT will.be the
appearance of the Imperial Spanish
singers and dancers, Pearl and Dia
mant, winners of the first beauty prize
at the Scala theater, Belgium, and now
making their first American tour. They
also go in for gowns of Castilian catchi
ness and color.
Another vaudevillian well known to
the Orpheum clientele is Flo Adler, the
singer of popular songs, who will make
he reappearance at the theater this
week. The kinodrome will tell of "The
Flat Dwellers" and "The Insurance
"A Rough Rider's Romance"
Patrons of the Lyceum will have an
opportunity this week of witnessing a
modern melodrama which is new to
Minneapolis. It is a vigorous American
play founded on the famous charge of
the rough riders at San Juan hill, and
is called A Rough Rider's Romance.
There is abundant material for a
strong American drama in the incidents
of the days before Santiago, and the
author of "The Rough Rider's Ro
mance" has seized upon one extraordi
nary situation and made it the domi
nant theme of his play.
While the play is cast in a military
atmosphere, and the marshaling of
arms gives it the color of a war drama,
it is happily lacking in the stiff, pomp
ous formality of the regulation military
play. Uncle Sam's rough riders were
not kid-glove soldiers on dress parade
with swords as part of their fashionable
A love story is interwoven*in the
exciting scenes from the adventures
about the historic Spanish city. Thrill
ing personal encounters with the enemy
and hairbreadth escapes from treacher
ous Spanish foes, are pictured in the
strong play. -The full strength of the
Ralph Stuart company with many super
numeraries will be employed. The play
has been in active rehearsal for weeks
and will receive its first presentation at
the matinee performance today.
At the opening of the play Colonel
"Valquez and his sweetheart^ Anita Mo
rez, are captured outside the Spanish
lines by Lieutenant Ford of the" rough
riders. The prisoners gain |heir liberty
thru Mendoza, a Cuban recruit in the
union army, he having been told by
Valquez that Ford had murdered the
elder Mendoza. The prisoners are also
given valuable papers which had been
stolen from Ford.
Ford enters Santiago alone to recover
his^ papers and is taken prisoner, but
Anita, who has learned to love the
handsome young American, aids him to
escape. He is retaken and condemned
to death and is saved by the timely ar
rival of the rough riders in their fa
The comedy bill which Manager
Elliott has selected for this week is
representative of the best offerings of
the International company. It has the
merit of being an all-comedy show from
curtain to curtain.
The headliner is the act of the three
Armstrongs, trick and fancy bicycle
riders who have made records all over
the country. Their act is a daring and
graceful exhibition which features some
amazing tricks. One of the brothers is
cast as a clown who takes a tumble
An acrobatic "family is next in im
portancejthe four Comedy Hills, papa,
mamma' and two little Hills. The
youngsters have been trained from
babyhood-for certain feats and give a
most interesting exhibition.
Rentfrow and^Jansen are the only
sketch artists in the bilL and they
claim that "The Second Mr. Fiddle" is
"the funniest thing of the season."
McCauley and Donovan, two musical
artists who enjoy a good reputation on
the vaudeville circuit, will look after
the singing and dancing numbers on the
program. These performers have been
before the public for several years and
their musical melange for this season
is said to be, the best they have at
Frank Dun, a humorous individual of
the "tramp" species, has a "Weary
Willie" stunt which is warranted to
interest. He is also a buck and wing
dancer. Eva Lumpkin will again sing
in new illustrated songs. A fine series
of new motion pictures will close the
The bill which ran thru the week,
with the three Buckeyes, Annie Leslie
Williams and Florilla Sanford, will b
presented at all performances today.
"Reilly and Woods' Show"
"Redly and Woods' Show," which
has met with success in the other houses
of the circuit will begin a week's en
gagement at the Dewey this afternoon.
The cast is headed by the Pat Reilly
himself, who has been before the publio
continuously for twenty-two ye%rs.
The entertainment is divided into
three parts opening with a musical ab
surdity entitled "Simon Simple and
Simple Simon,'' followed by a good olio
of specialties embracing Orth & Fern,
in their famous sketch "Sign That
Book Daly and Reno, comedy-acro
bats, introducing some new and sensa
tional tricks the Revere sisters, a duo
of good singers and dancers Kennedy
& Evans, in their amusing and laugh
able act Ira Kessner, in illustrated
songs, and the Golden Ballet in three
The performance terminates with tho
laughable farce A Hot Time at
Reilly's." There are twenty show
girls in this company who are gowned
very elaborately, and they sing, march
and dance in an admirable manner de
clares Manager Singer.
Miss Lulu Glaser will appear in
Charles Dillingham's production of
"Mis8VDolly Dollars" at the Metro
politan during the week beginning Mon
day, Feb. 19. This musical comedy
was written to order for the dainty
comedienne and is said to suit her per
sonality and methods better than any
part she has yet assayed. Harry B.
Smith is responsible for the book and
the score was furnished by Victor Her
bert, and is said'to equal, if not sur
pass, anything he has yet written.
A well-defined plot is cleverly worked
out in this comedy. The story is that
of an American multimillionaire, who
has been forced by his wife to struggle
for social supremacy abroad. Miss
Glaser is the daughter of this moneyed
pair. Her real name is Dorothy Gay,
but she is nicknamed by the titled for*
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