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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY1. OCTOBER 21, 1900.
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JESSIE MACKAYE OF ST. T.OUIS. AX IMPORTANT MEMHEU OP "A1
ROYAI. ROGU17' COMPANY.
There Is promise of theatrical coodnrss
this week. The fentury will lie open again
with the srlnnlnp and alnay amuInK 3Ir.
De Angclis. He will hae two St. I-ouis
actresses In his compan ins Je"ie
Mackaye anil 51is Odine Bourfer. IHss
Mackaynwas somewha.t of a protegee of the
late John V. Xorton, as recited In Fridiy's
Republics She went to Iondon and achieved
a real ucceK! as one of DeWolf Hopper's
fumy folk. Miss Bouler was aIo a mem.
tar of th Hopper company. She wa In
the "El Copitan" cast at the Century Thea
ter sot so lone ago.
Mr. Marcus Mayer Ii In town, explaining
the greatness of Mary Mannerlng and
"Janice Meredith." Mr. Majcr also fijs
that his suit against Miss Netherole is in
all respects founded upon a Just claim. MIs
Nethereole. by the way, has come back to
America and will at once resume hr
"Bapho" tour, flanklnc the famous drama
of Immorality by the Sodermann Btudy ot
"Magda."
I was talking to Herbert Keleey one night
last week. "It takes a book these days," he
eald. to make a great money-maker of a
play. Tok at the 'Cartels. the 'Mere
dlthV the "Harums" and so on. Of course I
would not say that the day of the original
play has gone, but Just now it Is book
book-book!"
Mr. Keleey ought to be proud of the posi
tion he holds among' his acquaintances.
Never have I heard a man who knows him
make anything hut' the most gracious
cpoech concerning his personality. In. the
NEW STREET CAR SIGNS
TO BE TRIED IN ST. LOUIS.
Device of an Indianapolis Man May Take the Place of the Transparen
cies and Flags Now in Use on Transit and Suburban Lines
Officials Anxious to Distinguish Cars as
Plainly as Possible.
SMaHftl ll ii La4 W W wEKrW
Transit Company car, showing the new transparent Mpns on the front
and side. The picture in the upper corner to the left is that of the
detached sign.
The attention of President Whltaker and
General Manager Baumboff of the St.
I,auls Transit Company, and of President
Turner and General Manager Jenkins of tho
St. Louis and Suburban Hallroad Comp my,
has been brought to designs for the plainer
marking of their cars. Mr. Uaumhoff jes
terdar gave orders for the building of threo
seta of the new signs in order that their
practical value on St. Ixmls street cars,
could be tested.
The Idea to to aid these officials In ef
forts to ao designate their cars that there
wUl b no difficulty on the part of the pub
lic In picking out the cars they want to
take In order to reach certain points. Since
the transit company came into control of
all but ono of the street car lines of tho
city, and that other line, the Suburban,
added a third division to Its system, both
companies have gone to much trouble to
make all the cars of all the divisions uni
form In design and color. The different
colors and letterings that formerly 'were a
iruido to one in taking- a street car have
been generally covered up by a uniform
coal of yellow paint.
Both companies have, made efforts to dis
tinguish the cara of one division from those
of ail the others, but in the opinion of a
1st proportion of their patrons, they
have only partially succeeded In doing- so.
Both use a canvas 'rolL" sign, on which
profe:ion and out of It, the Kelcev repute
! the same. His good manner", hi geniali
ty, his approachablencss. are all of the kind
that come under the hejd of tstraordlnary.
He wrars hl clothes better than ?"X men In
1 0 He has mannerisms o h.ts Mans
Ileld. The adance In his business shows a
growth In the public esteem that promises
much for the seasons to come.'
Miss Shannon, -alio is accomptnled bv
Mrs. Shannon and the n.rk-e oil and win
some Winona a "ister has improved von
dcrfully in the fu ilit'es. that mean bro il
eneil lomiily ability. She was really quite
funnj in "My Paughter In I.an." nnd there
was promise of something een better.
s
Tolks who saw- Mr. Keleey and Miss
Shannon eat such quantities of "chicken"
in the second act of their comedy wondered
how they managed to do It.
"I suppose." slid a. man to the lady beslle
him. the other nlijht. "thit they go without
their supper In order to at the mage
meal."
Nothing like It. The chicken Is angel
food, for the white meat, and spongy gra
ham wafers for the dark.
"And even with nil of if lightness,"
laughed Miss Shannon the other night, "I
find It awfully tiresome Yet. If the audi
ence continues, to be amused, there Is noth
ing for us to do save continue."
This year, we are told. It Is to be plain
I-slio Carter, without tho "Mrs"
It srems that Mr. I-es.li Carter Is a law
yer of. prominence, who continues to reside
In Chicago. Imagine Ms delight, therefore,
when he reads on the .lead walls that "Les
ho Ccrtcr, as Zaza, will appear at the op-
j lit vvlilte letter? are words dcslsnatlng the
uiucii-ui uiviMdii'.. Aiie iransu company
aNo has Installed a stem of lings col
ored, barred and djtted to further aid in
distinguishing its car?. The signs are in a
measure transparent, and are designed to
be Illuminated after dark.
The objection that the public finds to the
siKn- Is that the lettering U not large
enough; that the canvas, of which they are
made Is not sufficiently tranp irent: and
that care is not exercised at all times to
have the lettering mhollj clear of the
frame. Tho objection to the Hags is thit
the sjstem is too Intricate to be easllv
memorized by the general public, and thit
the tlagb are practically invisible after
dark.
Tho claim la mado for the sjstem. which
has been shown the officials of the two
roads, that it is more simple In construc
tion and manipulation than the one they
are now using, and that It better servss
the purroso for which it fa intended. It is
a Estem that Is in uie In Detroit, where
It originated: Minneapolis and In.llanapolfa.
and the managements of the WaMilngtoi
and Pittsburg street car sv stems aro now
seriously considering Its. adoption. The in
terest which Messrs. Whltaker. Turner,
Baumboff and Jenkins have poown gives
promise that soon St. Iouls, too. will have
It or something that is evolved from it.
The signs aro tho invention of Charles
Rcmeliug. master mechanic of the Indian
apolis Street Railway Comaany. Mr. ge
mellus introduced them in Detroit six) cars
ago, and when he went to Indianapolis a
Hf I'.irter-. n.uno N HUi.K,' nr llolcn n
finillilns lle tli.it.
I'll at Musi? H.ill. lioMmt Min.iffT
CU irlrs .M Foiitliui U. St.is.- .M.in.itr .M ill
rii.'Il ifrnian m,l MuU.il Un ctur Ailolpli
1js.tk.iiii; if tilt- .iMl- SiiU.trv fnn- ar
litl . riK.iKiil In hftllnt? tliiii-. K-nlj Kir
tin- in.iiiKiinitmii f iu- urotiil ..iv.h In
thl nt of tin- i-!tl' S.pnr.- ojir.i Com-
Illll ll'l MolllllV lllalll. V.,V!l,ll.T i.
"Ktrrjlhlni; jMiiiits lo an .uipi. mui open
Iiij; " siid Jlr Houili,lt. "iinil uiili ..ne .if
tlie Rinii.l..vt r Kr.iiid urr-i-. Hir..1 pv.ii
more MiniiitimiisI) tlnti ;hl' u.is Bti'd
l-t Mar .in.l .i , ls f t.t .,S fn-,,rt,
we cp.- t til.- mm. nrnin lit of mir -n
to b.. an .ont .itimrs the oipra-liiori
of til.- .lt Till- IlltIK Op.T.1 Mill !. oiin
tint will ta tlie- full triij,t!i f tli com
l).my an! tln prflitstr.i an.l will Ik? .via
tl.it u.is nt !niril lure 1 it cir
VllW. 1111 iwil fnint- Irt ll ..... ..!...
opera will lx vUns ilrst " ca.l Mr Smith
!! "Hi it'., cflns tu l ,i iirprl an
Ilk.' Hih llttl f,iiitJ. i ,lJllt to k,Hp thi;
Jx-t r..r tl Ui-t Th,. imuluitloii will !
Kraii.t.r tlian :Uln.- an.l the inatinBeinont
tpots t, i.,rf. the Kr.-itt tii-. j.-t
uurlns the .ippnlnr wt.l. "
Tli. v-non ,.f tin- Pa-tle Situare com
lull w.is I,. liiieWm InaiiRuratnl N.ni..
ler 1 l.ut the c. nlns ai pompon.-.! a
..... ... ..su'r iiiu tne tnuiril fostital
which will to hrM In ihe 'o!iwiim ilitrlnic
Id nut do In-
lirfeicJ with
M lllager Southwell anrl hl il.l,,... ...
tliei will tr to improve on the pr.luctl ms
Of llSl ( IT. lt.'lllt1 l.n .! ........
quite a numb, r of new operas nre to be pro-
I jlllnil Tit. a..v .. Ill I .
..u.. .,., n- ,,, lie p.iuy or neaxy gr.iml
iIera and a goo.I proportion of lighter
works, for sandwiched between the, grind
opera", will lie fucIi tuneful favorites ns
Gypsy Baron." "I'rlncess Bonnie." "i:i
Caplt.m." "Mttle Tcoon" and "The
Mikado," with the sjnie cast that pr
sented It the first time Inst .season Tho
presentation of "The Mikado" last jejr
was so thorniigMv tnjojed that the rain
agemnt .IrcMed to pre-nnt It this ear with
the same cast, n tint the "hit" will be
sure to be duplicated
Among the grand operas there will bo
rlenty to tkkle the fancy of the loer of
the highest-class music Thero will bi
"Alda." "lyjliengrlii." "I,ucl i," "Trova
toro," "Martha." "Ulc Meistersinger" and
J
OSEPH JEFFERSON'S Newest Speech
Marshall Wilder on the Vanderbift
Generosity Jefferson Gossip Cur
rent Bills.
Joseph JrfTerson made n speech in Chi
cago the other night. It was delivered In
the course of an evening of "Hip Van
Winkle." Part of the sjech ran as follows-
"It Is thirty yearsi lnce I first artr.1 this1
character In Chicago, and it Is slxtv jr.us
slnco I first came as an actor to this It.
It Is quite likely I acted tho character of
Rip not onlv before tho fathers' nnd moth
ers of many of jou who face me to-night,
but before the grandfathers nnd grand
mothers of some of ou. It I?, therefore,
my privilege to lie hero In health, acting be
fore the descendants of jour nncestors, and
I assure jou 1 am grateful.
5 ear ago. put the Idea Into practice there
Mr. Itemclius thu explained hfa Invention
to a member of The Republic start at In
dianapolis: "There are four signs to a car one at
each end and one at each side. Thev are
filaced on the roof, being hung- Immediately
n front of tho transoms The foundation
of them Is a thin, well-seasoned poplar
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sri.ei.ll tl.tit ha not been ni"C by tho
ni illy in M N.nN. 'Il..i nov.ltles will
I IJIU.Il of MieUi" l-l Jlllve" ("The
Jewess"), -Tne l'reiliet" .uid "Ciaeonda "
"The Htar of the North" will proliiblj- be
produced lurlT the trason
The s.'a'uu will ciou niihter woik. The
-Music Hall will not be d-trk this jeir .lur
ing 'hritni.is we. k Per that u-iek oneof
the hea operas that will afforl tho m.ui
.igetn. lit .in (iiiK)rtui.ity for pretentious
stage s. tting will 1- hObttei
l'irikiis the KK.U.st IntLiint .enters in
the eoiiiisiny s,,.t,.l to produm the op-
r.is dining tho ke.ij.on St. IvjuIs is, to
b.nc nejil jll the f.tor!le of list le.ir
and in addition t eril new t M Lull's
.iiidi.ii.es They .ill ..iii'u w.ll re. ornin. n.l
ed. houev.r. .in.l tv .ire .:iteii to i.
full .is a. i;tilde .is th. ir pred. . .sors
The prln. ipils will lot alt. mate .rilte .is
iiuiili this ..ir.is list, .ilthmn.li tht v will
bo eli.iin;eil about . noui;!l to afford St.
I.oiilstitis an otiportimlt t' be.t me .ic
iu tinted with the full strength of the or
g iul.itlon
We .ire to have with us the greater ptrt
of the sea.i-i Maud I.llli.m irerrl. Adelaide
X.irwoud. Mat ebe Chapin in. i.. rtrude Iten
nson. a soprano nev to St. 1-uui. and Jo
sephine I.udwlg. a Ht I.ouln hlmier, who
will :n ike her . but In ojeri. Miss l.u I
wi Is sild in have a mncnllicent oiie.
Sne has sung In con. ert lure and abrni.I
Man l.ln. 1. will i .t sing lure ery fre
tUeutl this season Her pljru will be
fill, d by Maud I.iniln rt At other contralto
ill 1. Prnntes Crahrini. who has not b. en
heircl in St luts In the first rodu. tiou
of tr'e s json we are to 1 r.ir Marie M. Hirer,
who will le borrowed from New York fur
the oec.is'on. The tenors will be Mjn Del
aniottl. Inrron Berthald and William Weg
ener. Joseph Sheehnn will sin at Music
Hall several lints In the course of the rea
son. William I'ructte. William Mertens. Homer
IJnd. Harry Luckstone and Wlnfred 7off
will sing the barjtone rolts. Mr. doff will
be new- to many opera goer, althoujh he
sang here a f. w jears ago at Phrig's Cave.
Prank Moulan. who made a success of
Koko in "The Mikado" lit jt ir. will Iks
with thecompnnv. The h-is singers will bo
W. II. Clark. Itodgers .u.d W H. llujlc.
Pnge Jlamwr Temple Is in New York, but
Mar.iger Southwell siys that the Mai;.'
groupings nnd settings under the direction
of Mnurlce Hnserman will merit praisu.
Tho musical director. Adolph I.isaging, has
been with tho Castlo Square company
since HStJ In New York and Chicago.
"It mi) not be interesting to vou. but
It Is to me. to know that those sixtv jc.us
h ivo pased since the dnv I arrive. by boat
on the like shore opposite the city. The
c.ar wan lk-3, and Chicago was n. village
or 2.v Inhabitants. To tl Ink of that time
and of the changes wi lch have taken place
since is almost enough to make one think
he Is Itlp Van inkle Indeed.
"In the time th it followed, my father
opined a theater here. He was "also an
Itinerant, manager, and I recall that In
touring about the State wo went to
hpringlleld. taking there tro tlr t theatrical
company .ver to cntir Its limits. Ji, ths3
dds tho th.atcr was considered an abom-
hoird. In this the letters that nre to he
med in ileslumtlng the line ,,ver which tho
enr runs are sawed. Over these letter, on
one tide, i, trips of celluloid aro fistciie-1.
Tho sjSns .ire hunff from the top of tho
transom room by e.i"U-lrnn lMnger., whKIl
are fitted with pockets Into which cast-iron
tongues ntt.tched to the ends of tho sign
boards lit close!) .
"And th it fa nil there fa to tho s5n It fa
not .itemed, for the reason that It fa only
nn application of the "Iransnetit -Icil"
Ide.i. .md Is therefore not pit. ut.ihle. Anv
Mnet-enr line In the Country fa it t liberty
to uo it, and welcome, so far .is I am cor
cerned "lln-ee, sisns are clearly vfalnle for a long
distance, cither In the d.ivtliro or after
dark The natural color of the letters In
tho case of the Indianapolis cars It iswhtto
Is sufficient to brim; tin m out plainly 1 1
tho d)tlme: at night the Iltht from the
Interior of th car. showing through tin
trnnnm. clc.trlv illumlrates the trmspir
cnt celluloid and makes the v.ords iiliu.ist
as prominent :is the) nre In the tlavtitne.
T1T. is no lntrlcitn mechanism that cm
K t out of order, tht re fa little necessity
...i I.-1I.III-. aitci in,, ursi oii is n.t in x- I
cis f JiV a car four slm-. f the wood j
of wlil h they are made fa tlernuMy s..i-
rone.1 tluro fa no dinger of w.irplri; r
spllttlns. tun t. further guard ngninst su h ,
uu ec-urn'ru. u is only necessary to r.asten
a sin ill strip nf Iron or leel a. ross the
ends of th sit;nl.nar.is.
"There Is no practical difference bctweei
the side and the end signs The end signs
are as long as th transoms are wide
about rour feet and are curved to follow
the lines of the roof. The side s'ens nre
aliotit eight feet long, and nre straight.
Itoth are made and hung in the same nian-
' ner. Of course, the sign and letters call
I bo of .any color desired, but I hnve foun 1
pram mack and while the most s?tlsfac
tor). It fa altogether practicable, however,
to further ilesfynate the cars bv co'or.
Iioth In the painting of the signs and in the
selection of the c Haloid I have found It
advisable to paint the edges of the letters
In the same color as the celluloid. Thfa
plvrs a larger letter for the daytime, al
though it does not affect the letters at
night.""
Mr Itemellus entered further into the
mechaiiii.il details of lonstructlDn. and this
ii f.irmat'rn li.es In en civin to the St. r.ouls
strut car managers.
I'resdnt Whltaker showed great Inter
est in the slirn uhfn II was li.nn In hii.i
nnd nked numerous iictlins about Us
cjiirirucuon nn.i us losiimiiy wnen in ac
tutl use. but would not commit himself to
an oplniDn as to the advl'ablHty of em
plovlrg it It St. Loufa. He did rot consider
tho side signs necessarv. sajing they had
been tried in St. l.oufa and had not proven
popular. His attention was called to th
fact that no transparent Ue signs hnd evtr
been used here, but did not admit a con
version to the side-slBii Idea.
General Maniger Baumhoff was more en
thur'astlc. He d!scu.sel the construction,
the method of using- It suggested various
improvements In detail, and llnnUy asked
permission to submit the sample to his
mater mechanic. Afler a n'lit of cnnsM-
eratlon. he announced vesterdav that he I
nan given orders ror the construction of
three experimental set. which he will put
Into practical use as soon as possible.
Pr-ldent Turner examined the sign and
listened to the description or It with evi
dent Interest, and ns'ied a number of ques
tions. He made the objectlsn that It was
not so quickly Interchangeable as the signs
his company now uses. He said that on the
Suburban It was frequently the case that
.a. car was switched to another line before
It hed completed the run It started out on.
It was pointed out to him. however, that
as the Suburban ha? onlv three divisions, it
irisht be found practicable for those cars
which were likely to be switched to another
run to carry extra sets of signs. If. In fact.
It would be necessary for them to carry
any signs at all for the part of a trip they
would make before reaching the power
house. MR. SPRAGUE SAYS
Delicatessen Lunch Rooms aerv whole
wheat bread, strictly pure no mixed flour
used.
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imtlon (is It Is e ii sldered nor- sonie-tinits-i.
and the father-" ..f Sprlngfle 1
pliced our 1m use su hiyh it was, prohibi
tive, and we w.re sir.in.i.-.l Hi. re. In our
trouble a joiing lauv.r fame to us and
nld he woull ,. b. fore 111. City Coumlt
and have the license low.rx! lie did: he
su. i .IeI. and he charged ut nothing That
joun l.iuj.r lies to-.liv un.l.r a tomb
stone nut far from Spinmtiel 1. .md it U.ns
the iiaiiie of Al n.h mi Lincoln
"So von s, j l.,Vl. rt pollutions, whidi
hind Hie to both .ltj and St ite. It. turning
to Oilijgo after an ,il,s, , , r three v.ars
to be grietc.I by this u. u. rolls audit n. e
and to hive this appl m-... le-stowr.l upon
me in ikes me think that l:Ip was mistaken
aft' rail when lie Mill. ".Vc are so soon for
gi.ttin when we nre gone""
"Do ou know." s,i,i .Marshall I Wilier
re. ntlv. "that I hje n.v.r heard the
name of V.iu.lerl.llt used th. ughtlosslv in a
st.ii,e Joke without a f.elln of deep regirt?
If those who do It hi. I kruvwi f'utn'liiis
Vand. rbilt a I .11.1 thev- wou'.l rover be
gillltt of it There was a side of his nriture
f width ftvv people km w .nothing, and
that wes his grent big hurt. whl. h Irn
iwlleil h'm to upend more than a million
dollars every ear In genuine phllanthropv
and eharit I knew e.f It pe-rsotially bj
cnuse for twelve e.irs I was In ree. pt of
a r.gunr jt.tri sai.iry-perh ips ou niUht
more propr!v term it a refiner of Ji I 0.
to give entert ilnmcits In various cliarlta
blo Institutions, hospitals, and Pie like.
And that was enlv one vtry little Incident
of his g. m rous character'
Paul Potter, the dramatist, after n two
Jtars' absence abroad. ms: "The od
themes of .romance are almo-t dead abroad.
Tim relations of the sexeu are now furnish
ing the most startling subjects for dramatic
treatment, it is almost safe to say that
Prancet and Germany will listen to nothing
else, and this movement is etendl'ig even
to i:ng!and. These plays fascinate tho
women and Interest tho men. I do not
mean plavs in which an improper relation
ship of the setes plays the only or c'-ief
part. I mean pl.i. In which women are
mure and more seen as asserting their
rights us individual members of society.
There is a new drama, but It has not ct
reached America."
Jos. ph Jefferson, nccompanled by his son.
attended James O'Neill's performance of
"Monto Cristo" at the Boston Theater, one
night Inst week. During tho progress of
tho play. Kip Van Winkle went behind
the scenes to xhake hands with Mr. O'Neill,
v ho was once n member of his eom
piti. "I thank jou for the greatest per
formance I have ever Men in mv life,"
naiil Hip Van Winkle to Kdmond Panics,
"and 1 want to state that I have- never
seen a more nrtlstic or cliborate iirodue-
tlon during my entire career on the stage.
The last tlmo I s-aw th's play was many,
nwny je-ara ago. and I plad Caderousso
to K. S Davenport's performance of
D.intes. Davenport' Dantes was good,
James, leit jours ! better."
As Is generally known. Joseph Jefferson,
the Inimitable itlp Van Winkle of the stae.
dees not .online his activities to the drama.
He Is a genius in more was than one, an!
as he Is not comiwllesl to follow the profes.
slon for a livelihood, being rated a millionaire-,
he ii-duUes his penchant for other
fields of activity, lie is an enthusiastic fish
erman, nnd every .ve.ir elevotes more or less
time to angling for trout and omo larger
denizens of the water He is likewise a
good shot, and man iges to bag a goodly
uumber of ducks each fail when he goes
STAGE KINGS AND QUEENS
ACQUIRE NEW DOMAINS.
Footlighlville To-Day Must Be Peopled With
Sires and Dames of the Most-Royal
Blood and Ancient Lineage.
P.V ALAN D.U.K.
ItElVlJM.'s.riY'i.w,.
New V.irlt. (Jet ?. Thev are plavlr.g at
kings and qt.cens and rnvaltfa.o lhl v.-i-ron
It fa tho p rlod whn the lonllv actor,
stepping from his luxurious bmrdlni-hous-at
sK i. dens the purp'e ard rinine of
imje.st. villi superb aplomb. 1: Is the mo
ment when the admirable artlM. whos.. sal
ary is two hundred, but v ln will take twen
ty. nrL,"! from hfa dreams of cornel beef
hash nnd waves his imperial scepter over a
ifaion of pate do fole gras.
it fa nlnajs surprising and delightful to
me to realize the splendid facility with
which the man or women of the stago
squeUhes the stern and s-ordid realities of
d.allv life and usurps ihe Kolden prestige of
thec who rule. It is as natural to the
actor to pliy the king and trail a velvet
rnb" all over the stage In haushtv dlfdaln
as it fa to him to tllng thousindx of "prop
ertv" dollars to the four winds ot heaven
and bet feir the worst.
A real monarch is .a fool compared to tae
Mm -chlnred a tor. Queen Victoria, driving
thrcugli IId I'ar".. huddleil up in a dinj:v
hi.ip of trnwsv black clothes, would op'n
her crs i'l nmi7me.it at the p'ctorial r) -allies
of rootllKhtvllIe.
How thev sweep ovr everthing' With
what exaufalte majesty thy crush tne im
perial dl i.lera uMin their regal brows; And
how easily they take to the throne that
towe-rs above ever) thing and ever) body
They are plalng at kings anil queen and
rcvaltfas thfa season. Thf playwright who
evolves the easiest, jet most resplendent
monarch Is the pla)w right most in voguo
today. History ofttlmes knoweth not
these kings and queens, but it matters lit
tle. The Kuropean rojaltle., for which every
grod American feels bound to confess a
blithe contempt, are discarded for the
spargled fascination of pure Imagination.
They even Invent renlms over whl h the
lad'es and Kcntlemen can loftily preside and
the supers are courtiers and the extra la
dle are maids of honor, and the whole par
aphernalia, of the pla house is devoted to a
Jeweled exposition of courtly etiquette.
Mara 1'loy nt Ho) allies.
They are pla)lng at kings and queens and
rojaltles this season. Thero is Mansfield,
lmioslng. jet sinister, giving New York his
valued conception of dead-and-gone Herry
V. There is Sothcrn, as the hallucinatory
Prince of Denmark, casting cjes of sccrn
upon tho simple modern Toles in which he
achieved lils first success. Thero Is Otis
Skinner giving his attention to the folh'cs
of an Imaginary Prince Otto. There is tho
lovely, piouante little Maude Adams, the
centlo Laoy Baoble of a bewitching Bar-Ic
story, casting her lot with that of the Na
poleonic eaglet, with an ingenue e)e on Ihe
fortunes of France. There is Miss Blanche
Walsh, who they say clamors for the d'g
nltles of historic Josepninc. and there Is
Grace George, reveling- in the supreme lux
V a. I. -.. l - '-- Zra' - . ".. I j j.
vy r-" ' v.. - ."szf
shooting in cuniFny with ex-President
Clivtlatid. Hut the recreation In which Mr.
Jefferson takes the keent-t deltkht lh pain'
Ins. and borne e.f his .irtixth- work has vvun
tor him tho highest cumin, udatlon of tro
best art critics of the country, landscape s
ere his favorite subjects, but he has -xee u
ted ome excellent ar.ixal 8tuUI-s and In
teriors. Mr. Jefferson's Infatuation fur
Palrtlng and acting were contemporaneous..
In his dally life both are faimply different
expressions of the sime truths. He could
no better live without one thin the other.
Par. len for the theater is but part of his
lerlt.ig. His tertltlcato f admission tu
the great guild of the world's- fjmous ac
tors and artists Is ensrosed with many
ouel.r-. fir it is a long flight from the
Joseph Jefferson of to-day to tie Yorkshire
f..rm r Tho u is Jeff. rson. who appeared at
Druiy Iji.e in 17X and to Joseph, one of
his two runs. vh. came to Boston In 177
and was engaged bv Charles Stuart Powell,
the tir-t mni.igcr of the Boston Theater,
and t.i his second se,ii, Jos. pf., an actor, too,
who inherited his f itlier's talents for.lriw
Irg, paintlrg and art liltecture. and who was
born In IsJM and tho father of our well
know n "Joe" Jefferson. Pour generations -tie
line unbroken of nrtors, and all were
draughtsmen and pointers.
Manager Smith evidently believes In real
ism on the stasje. as he en-ploys for William
".liner's cenpanv this seaon a gentleman
froai IjCndon to play mi English lord, a
fresh Importation from Denmark to plav an
old Swedish loatman. a man from Tokio as.
a Japanese valet, and a colored member
from Kiglith avenue in New York, for a
en.ii." waiter. He says he Is not trjlng to
rival Buffalo Bill, but this aggregation of
all nations is appearing In Augustus
Thomas's new comedy. "On the Quiet."
The "Janice Mere-itth" cast for the
Oltir.pte Theater to-morrow evening will
be a" follows;
Charles, rovvnes (afterwards John Brere-
ton) Bnhert Drout
lhilemon Jlennlon ....L,urr Mclntoh
jt 1'liercs a S. IJtmtn
Lieutenant ilowbray... 'Seorge lUickus
Snuire Jleredtth Charles II. Celllns
tsuilre n-nnlon Martin J. eviy
e'Uurel ljahl Carl Ahrendt
Joe lias-Icy Aubreay lleattie
Mr Mere-llth Miss Loult nial
Tabitlia imnkw-ater Mls Amy Iticard
s'uker jii.. Vivian Ber-jrd
Janlcu Meredith Mary MaEaerlc;
"'Tho (Jlrl In tho Moon" ! the tl o of
George Totten Smith's spectacular sketch,
to be presented by Patrice and company
at tho Columbia Theater to-morrow. The
dainty comedienne appears as Miss Luna,
a heavenly body. Charles M. Scay plays the
part or a won lly young man. The sccno
is a nook In the CntskiUs, and the tlm a
summer night. Patrice carries an entire
Ma;e eeiulpment. from scenery to ground
cloth. Carroll John'on. who has tried his
new vaudevlllo act In Cincinnati and Kan
sas Cltv. sends on word that It Is a sne
ers. Songs. Bttfrles and dancf3 mako up
the specialty.
In her operas. -The Fortune Teller" and
"'The Singing Girl." Alice Nielsen will play
nn engagement here at the Olympic The
ater, beginning Monday, October 23. Miss
Nielsen really Is the prettiest, joungest
and daintiest of our light-opera singers.
nnd her hit with "The Fortune Teller" two
seasons ago formed for her a local follow
ing that guarantees excellent business. Be
sides Mis NUlsen. the presenting cast In
cludes Kugene Cowles. the premier hast-o;
A'ioH Oillette, contralto: .lh hlo I.lng and
Georse Tennerv. tenors, and those ele erect
of fun-makers, Joseph Heitert. Joseph Caw-
ury of thf fictitious Kingdom of Norilen
mark and struggling to ameliorate tho lot
of a supr crowd of hungr) and unfed. And
Mi.djesk.1 fa Constance and MacLean Is
King- J inn and Miss T) lcr Is Prince Arthur
and .so on through the Interminable list.
TOV t.1nfrs lirl.-nlip-in Ai.d ....li.ll
-.-... . ... .k-..-.-. .. .i. . ,..-. - -tie:.
rov.Mties all -r(im ti give the lie to the no
tion that the ancient regime is effete.
The historical rovaltie.sof Kootlightv llle In
tnn "legitimate" seem almost to be convert
ing our stage Into .song!es comic opera and
extravaganza, without music.
II e? Clamored for a Change.
Why? Because for the last few years wo
havo had the sinister problems of real life
to try and answer. We have been made to
grapple with the psychological questions of
love nnd heredity. We have had Ibsen In
hfa flendfahest moods. Henry Arthur Jones
at his rudest, and Arthur Pinero in his
most pessimistic humors. We grew- tired ot
attacking at the theater the dismal ques
tions that confront us in our daily pilgrim
age. We found that we could get all the
rolemnity we wanted right at our own fire
sides, without wondering therefrom to a box
office In quest of more. We clamored for
haijge for recreation, far something- that
would relieve eur cerebral muddle, and now
wo have got It with a vengeance,
tie of Kootllghtvillo are almost as nard to
tls of footllghtvllle are almost as hard to
endure as was the other thing. The stately
actor in his ermli.o robes and comic opera
enthusiasm, has begun to pail upon u, and
tho desire for a something a llttlo moro
every day has commenced gnawing at our
vital. The beautiful queen, who is often tho
manager's wife, and consequently entitled
to '"boss" a. gently wearies us. Perhaps
we envy these lucky people, who seem to
carry ever thing before them, and mold
their lives as the sand-modeler designs hfa
Jig. At any rate, the actors and actres.es
are not reigning over us as satisfactorily as
they reian over their trained mob of supers
and their sarcastic crowd of extra ladles.
It In the Actor's lie) day.
They aro pla)ln;r at kings and queens
and royalties this season.
It Is the actor's he day. He is "right In
it." I have often marvelled at the weirdly
sanguine letters that come to me from
stage-struck people. As I have answered
them I wondered in my flippant moods, at
the wlllow-o'-the-vvlspness of tho attrac
tion. Thfa season, thanks to the pictorial
royalties of Footllghtvllle, my comprehen
sion seems keener.
It must be gorgeous to be able to step.
from, one's own somber self to the throne
of a three-hour kingdom and abandon the
dreary verities for the cpalescent imagin
ings of the playwright. Who wouldn't be
king-, queen or royalty for even a short
space of time and earn bread and butter
perhaps cake by self-forgetfulness? I'd
like to go on as a king- and wear a crown
and a velvet robe and lord it over my bevy
of Bowery courtiers. Actors play king- bet
Ur than any other character, and, the
thorn anil John Slivin Th entice pempanT'
(a sai I to nnmber oakf Iff) people. DuzlsS
this engagement St. JauIs will have Its
flrt ppportunlty to hear Miss Nielsen's
I pcralic success uf last jear. ."The Staging
Glri."'
Tho Oina popufar concert prog !' mag
jar lo-nignt will ue as juiilhi.
prcan Offertolro In A.....
Ir. Alfred ;. Robya.
4;a-CIate l Iz .ga3j
k'r Jams- J. Kcoas.
fcicg War M"r-'. i - Ptatv
Mi- U-iJ..'.!i (Htr.tr.
Oirn
(. jtorctttse
(t Ixr.cr
Mr. Alfred O. Robyn.
Aria Z. Donna Mb'! . i.Vsrtl
Mr. Janes J. Kchan.
Violin For-t-ial d Concert s,
Mr. Paul It'rpe of New Orleans.
Sit-To Winds ani Wavs nt5
MIk-s Kturenta Getner.
Overture IVt and lVajant ..Se)
Mr. Alfred O. Robro.
Current Bills.
Slary Mannerlnr. in "Manic 3Iere4Ha. -will
cor-.e to th Oljmplc to-morrovr ereniEg. Sis
will bririr the Janice Meredith curl, and all the
good folks and bad In llr. Ftord" etorr. who
contributed to tt mlry and rarrlneas of this
iorue rerome. Their parts will be takaa by
r.otrt Drouet. G. 3r. Collins. Miss Lotd-a Rial,
jr. J. Cody and nurr Mclntosx A. S. Uprean.
Mr. C.mt;n Haekua. MIs Amv Rlcard. Aubrey
l-eattle and Mls Vlv-lan lSemarfl.
"A Roral Itocue" u the title ef Je&rsoo De
Are!!s ojru!e novelty which will be present
ed at th Ce-tury to-nlsht. The story u laid ta
I'arls In the establishment of the flrst Napoleonla
Knpire. anl hm to do with an allejed ajsain
ation. jrnme polities nnd a gr-at dal or love. Mies
Jes.le. Mackaye of ft. Ixirla. Who his m4 a
lndnn suecss. has the leaihra; female role ao4
there are- other good names In the cast.
At tb JmrrUl this wek an excellent Steele
cnirp-iny will hare epnortunlties In "The Danetng
Girl." This rlav was written by Mr. 1L Arthur
Joi" Miss OJell will have th tttfa role, and Mr.
TUtc.'irre will lo Valentine Paneeonrt. Duke of
Gulsebary. Sybil Crake, the lame strt. the rnle
eeoj.4 it tmprrtaae to the alwve mentioned,
will b plajed by Miss Grayce Scott.
Instead of the familiar werds of "The Man ta
tho Moon." a sketch called "The Girl in the
Moon" win b presented at the Cotumbia's change
cf Mil tc-morrov-. Tt,i; Willis Hepner, bar
Ierquer: the Mekr-nakr trio, Donahue sad
Nichols, ltuby IVYorg. the Tanakas. Japanese
ntt-rtA!r-3. Teaser. Kelly and Teaser. Tjou
Wells. Mr. and Mrs. fi-Dell. Font and Ida. Kelly
an-1 the klnodronie. will be amors- the other at
tractlor s.
To the Oranrl this wwk. follryirjTjc ABctt Row
land It "A Midnight TW9 "A Femala Dnim-
nr" will coir t town wtth her vampf c&sea
and accoutrements of bo!nes. Th Idem, of a.
orrin -1nimrrr I sonvetMrjr of an Innovation,
awl iloubtle th play will b bollt alcra: lloaa
of the unnsuil. Patrons of the Crarti will hava
orportunitls for making- up their xnlnda about
th Jf paxtur.
Terrr McGovern. In & plar with th annaattT
tit? "The Powery After Dark;" -xlll xnaka hla
arpr&rance at Itavlln'a this week. St. Insula haa
no Bmrerri' t It ha be7i lntrodnoed to ita
like ji tN U an! nmr that thN thortmrhfara
and tt dentzn am to N lUumlrated by a
llsht. or elrtrlc Ilsht. whicieier tt may ta. a
cloer acquilntance- may be made.
In tha booklnc at th Standard Stanarer Bnt
!er ha arranv1 fr Harry Bryant's "Australian
JtnrlWiuerV" for th!" rreek. beglnntnff with th
matlneo to-iliy. VaudevlIlA haa Its plae on tha
Mil. and Kryant Sarlllo, Perry and Buna, Tom
Nolm and Cora. Whit. Leo and; Champion and
their trick donkey. Mlssea Perry and Hylazvt
nn 1 Kfnnflr and Quatlellt. burlesQUers axa,
named en th programme.
grubbiest actress, when she xsta to a
throne, often causes the critics to writs,
"she looked every Inch a queen."
I presume that the lowlier the actor the
more completely regal does he feel when
he Is behind the footlights. And it ts for
this reason only that I understand the
mania, for tho stage. The Juliets and th
Rosalinds, the Violas and the Ivatherlnes
all sink into the slough of despond com
pared with such a role as that of Honorla,
Queen of Nordenmark.
Toy Klnira unci Queens Rale.
They aro playing at klncs and queena
and royalties thla season.
We have to it and watch them h,vbur a
Itood time doing the regal a privilege that
is denied to us. They sem a race, apart
from us in their shimmering; silksi and glit
tering buttons. Even their language con
founds us blithely.
We never say, "Stand backf We cry.
"Get out!" We rarely remark. "Unhand
me. fir!" but subside Into a "Don't you
dare!" And their poetry and declamation. In
which they sen roseate sunsets and sky-blue
heights, appeal to us as something that
might be, and should be, but Isn't and can't
b".
Toy Kings, bric-a-brac Queens, egg-shell
royalties make hay while your sunshines!
Your days ars numbered. It la a pleasant
game for you to play, but it la a trying;
one for us to watch. You must hark beck:
to something truer and more reaL Tou must
remove the Jeweled circlet from your per
spiring brow and woo the silken topper and
the democratia Derby. Your purple Talyet
must give place to & "diagonal" frock, and
your flowing gown, gayly carried by obse
quious pagesv must be doffed for the rainy
day skirt. You have had your little Junket,
oft at our expense, and now it Is our turn.
Toy Kings, brlc-a-brao Queena, egg-shell
royalties. I salute youl
HARRISON ENTERS YALE.
Hnsbnnd of Mary Crocker Aims to
Write History.
KETtTBUC SPECTAI
New Haven. Conn., Oct. . Captata
Francis Harrison, who married Miss Mary
Crocker a short time ago, one of the pret
tiest and most charming of the California,
daughters of Croesus, and -wound up hfa
honeymoon with a round turn, has entered
Yale for a post-graduate course in Eng
lish. Nobody doubts that the Influence of the
charming- bride has bad something to do
with this unexpected action. Miss Crocker
had great admiration for the genius of Mrs.
Burton Harrison, the talented mother of
the young man, whose books and maga
zine articles aro always bright and reada
ble. She believes that Mrs. Harrison's son
has also a good share of the divine fire
burning in his veins, and that all be needs
Is a bit of encouragement, and he, too.
will turn out books and articles which the
world will long to read.
The best of It is she has money enough
to be her husband's publisher, so that he
will be independent of those miserable pro
fessional readers hired by the publishing
bouses for no other reason apparently than
to bring despair to the souls of young au
thors. Mr. Harrison is a. lawyer. His clients are
not numerous. It is rumored that he will
write a history of the Civil War from the
point of iew of the Confederacy, and the
fact that his father was confidential sec
retary to Jefferson Davis makes it proba
ble that ho is in possession of much valua
ble material. He is pursuing his studies in
New York under the direction of the Uni
versity faculty. He will run up to New
Haven only occasionally to attend a lec
ture here.

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