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THE MOSSING -ITMEfc,, 3JJBLPAT, DECEMBER -22, 1895. .
E0IH1 JT1GI GOSSIP
Two New Plays for New York
"BONNIE SCOTLAND" IS ONE
Paul lottiT and 11111 Nvo'h "SI air
l'urtv" Is t tin Other Johii'Oare to
1'ollow Uenrr Irilnir ut Abbev'H.
ClirtMniiiH lluMui'iMut AIltlieTlicu
tiTu Very Foor.
New York, Dec 21. Tbere are two Hew
plays In Iowa this week. "A bus Purty"
was presented for the first time on any
stage Tucsujy uight at the Garden, jnd
"lloiinle hiouand" was seen at the Four-teenth-otreet
Theater Mondj- Light; "A
BUB I'art'' Is a musical uawaly, wrlt
Uii by l'.iai I'otlter nod Hill Nye, produced
by A. M l'a mer, staKi-d by lllcli.ird Barker
unil aclel by Louis llitrri&oji, Charles Coo le,
Marie Ureter, U era Id I in: llcCaim, Sadie
McDoaa'd and others. What belter recom
raeiidatlon coald I slve any performance
Liau to inrnllou such a combination of
The farce Is a satire on American
nRMilLiriiles and the action takes place In
the AdiromULls. There is a lawe ami.
attract he rt.orus and the scenery ami cos
tumes jrfhandomcaiMl appropriate. '"The
Btac" ought to be a so. "ISoiinie Scot
land" is a rcm.inlio pla), d(jnlins with bag
pipes, p'nuK and other things pertaining
to the Highlands. The lads and lasiies,
amonK whom a re Frank La nder, Selma II cr
maD and Louise Rial are a merry sort of
folk and the new hcenery and accessories,
lome of which 'bate been imported from
Scotland, sire the piece a, pictureitiue and
There's something eke now In town
which 1 tnust not forget to mention. It
Is. or rather slie is, Yvette Gui'hert, the
blshest salaried woman la the world.
Oscar Ilammerstcluliajs Imported her from
Fran.-e for fojr weeks at lueOljmpia. lie
pays lier 51,000 per week for a fiftecn
mlnutea' appearance nislilly. or in other
words, at tLe rate of $3S per minate. She
Is not pretty, dresses ordinarily and ha
little sinking tolce. but she can mate a
very nausnty song sound naughtier than
any other woman living. Hence her high
As ouie of my readers ma not know
bow her name is pronounced. 1 will jrUe
It here. It Is OUbalre. If tills woman
ihoulrt sing her songs In Enejifch and In
a reputable theater she would probably be
hissed orr the Mage. As It is. the audiences
fchlch she nightly eutirtalns are chiefly
Composed of rounders,rCaue-sucking dudes
and sporty women, and they dou't object.
Henry Irving Is In Lisl.ist, wieV at Ab
bey's, where he isappearlnc In "i!acbeta,"
"The Bells." "Charles I," and "BeckeU"
Bpeaklns of "Bcckct," reminds me that a
few months berorc Lawrence Barrett died
be secured the American rights to this
play and had contracted forall the scenery
ind accessories, intending to spend some
thing like $40,000 on the production. He
told mc that he would make It lie crown
ing effort of bis career. Irving Is to be fol
lowed by John nnrc, another Kngllsh
telor. who makes his Atuerlcan.dibut in
PInero's play, "Tbe Notorious Mrs. Eb
mltb." Hare's supporting company in
cludes Julia Ncllson. who Is ald to be an
BncommoulT beantirnl woman, and Fred
"THANSIT OF LEO."
"The Transit of Leo" loots like a suc
cess, and If I am not mistaken will have a
prosperous rnn at Daly's.' For Christmas'
week ilr. Daly announces "Hansel and
Bretel" for six matinee performances.
"The Home Secretary" Is continued at the
Lyceum, but Fluero's latest comedy, "The
Benefit of the Doubt," will be put Into re-",
bearsal within a few days, and given Its
Bret production early In the New Year.
The business at the theaters this week Is
limply "nix," and It Is not likely that any
or our managers wia mate uumi. .
nlghtall the stores areopen aod crowded to
Ihclr almost capacity with holiday shop
pers. Poor business Is not conrined to nny
tine theater, but Includes all of them, with
eut exception. "His Excellency" has worn
blsw eleoraeoutattneBroadway. and retires
Utter Saturday night to make way for "An
Artist's Model." a musical rarce which Is
ald to have been successful in the city of
An English manager tells me that he can
scarcely realize that he is in New York, as
Broadway simply swarms with actors
Und actresses from London town. John It.
Sogers Comedians appear to have caught
onlngreatshapo atthc Standard, and from
present appearances "The Strange Adven
tures of Miss Brown" will be continued Tor
eeveral months. Mr. Rogers informs me
that the present company appearing in this
farce will be a permanent one.
JHGBY BELL'S BLASTED AMBITION.
The DIghy Bell Opera Company Is etrag
llinglntotown In asadly demoralized condi
tion. Some of them tell exceedingly hard
Itorles of the star. While for weeks sala
ries were unpaid, Mr. Bell and his wife arc
laid to have lived Jin the best hotels and to
bare received their money'regularly every
hlgbt. I am under the Impression that
Bell's ambition to become a paying star is
hot likely to ever be realized.
Manager Pltou has arranged to bring
"Mme. Sans Gene" Into town next month
for a brief rnn at one of the Broadway
Theaters. Chauncey Olcolt will be play
ing here at the same time at the Fourteenth
Street Theater. Koster and Blal's old
place on Twenty-third street is to be re
opened shortly as the Scala Music Han.
Beer, cigars, and an orchestra will be the
attractions- Frederick Warde came to
town Monday and is resting at his borne
In Brooklyn. He reports his season as a
At least firty traveling companies are
-resting here this week and the audiences
at the theaters are largely composed of
etrolllng players. "My Sweetheart"
Minnie l'a I mer, who has been starring in
England for three years, returned last
week. She Is busily engaged rehearsing
"The school uiri." In which she starts her
American torn- next Monday. Minnie Is
looking ns young and as attractive as ever.
In order to overcome the bad business of
Bio week before Christmas, no less than
our theaters advertise souvenir per
formances. This souvenir business has
been so much overdone that It la not likely
to attract any particular attention.
"A Runaway Colt" Is in Its last week
at the American, where "Northern
tights," a melodrama, will be the next
attraction. Olga Nethersole Is appearing
In "Cainllle" all this week at the Empire.
Next Monday she -will be seen In "Carmen"
for the first time. Cute little Miss Hope
Booth, who played an extended engagement
of one night In London, is " paralyzing" the
audiences :it Koster & Blurs.
Compliments of the season to yon nnd
fours. NANCY SYKEB.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
By local applications as they cannot reach
the diseased portions of the ea r There Is
only one way-tu curedcafnets. and lhatis
by constitutional-remedies. Deafness Is
caused bv an inflamed condition of the
niucous lining of the Eustachian Tube
When tub tnbe'Is Inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or Immrfcct bearing, and
when it Is entirely closed. Deafness In the
result, and unlets the Inflammation can
be taken out and this tube restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be destroyed
rorever; nine cases out ol ten are caused bv
catarrh, which is nothing-hot an inflamed
condition of the mucoun surface.
We will give One Hundred Dollars Tor
any cae or Deafness (caused by catarrh)
tliat cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Core. Send for circulars; free.
. F. J. CIlENEJf A CO- Toledo. O.
Sold by druggists. 75c
RUMOR Is again coupling the names of
Virginia Haruld and E. II. Sothem, and
this lime rumor" has It that they will
be married in the epring and star Jointly
next season. This Is a very old rumor
nnd it has been whispered about on more
than one occasion that these two would be
made one when that season came, which
has been made famous by a song about
the robins. It is an old story among pro
fessional people, and everyone has known
for a long time that some day the quarrel
that for a time threatened to separate these
two lovers would be healed. When Mr.
Sothern announced that next season his
contract with Manager Froliman would
not be renewed and that he would attempt
ustarring tpurunder his own management,
then It was that the gossips began to ask
who would be his leading woman. Of
course Miss Grace Kimball Isunder contract
to Mr. Frohman and will remain In bis
service when Mr. Sothern leaves; at least,
that Is what Is said by those who are in a
position to know; but, on the other hand,
it Is asserted with equal posilhcncss that
she will leave at the same time and will be
seen next season In her present role of
leading woman in "The Prisoner of Zenda,"
IN NEW I'ORK last week a meeting was
held, of hratrica managers and others
who are interested in the suppression
of play piracy, to devise ways and means
of securing legislation during the present
session of Congress for the protection
of managers and authors against these
wild rovers on the theatrical sea.
The meeting was held in Manager A.
M. Palmer's office, and resolutions were
passed, pledging support to the bill in
troduced in Congress a few days ago by
Hon. Amos J. Cummings, which makes
play piracy a misdemeanor and provides
that an Injunction by a circuit court shall
be blncjjngln any part of the United States.
The movement In this direction was started
more than a year ago, and had its birth
fn the American Dramatists' Club, which
has now asked the managers to co-operate
with It in securing the passage of this
bill, and at the meeting it was decided
that the chairman, A. M. Palmer, should
appoint a committee to arrange for send
ing a delegation to this city next month
when the bill comes up for hearing In
The managers present at the meeting
vtere: A. M. Palmer, Edwin Knowles,
Louis Aldrich, Daniel Krohman, J. Charles
Davis, T. Henry French, Augustus Pltou.
Harry Mann, Max Bleiman, V. D. Mann,
and Jrvlna W. Ket!. The Dramatists'
Club wai. rcpre&eoted by Brooson Howard,
CharleH Barnard, H. G. Fiske, J. I. C.
Clarke. David Eclasco, Sidney RotenfekL
and Charles Klein.
LETTERS, telegrams. Christmas pres
ents, boxes of flowers, bon-bons, a
package containing a beautiful seal
skin' sacqne, andother articles without
number have deluged the box-office of
Allen's Grand Opera House during the
past week. It-has fairly rained pneknges.
Postmen, 'expressmen and the 'delivery
wagons of large local firms have stopiied
at the theater door at all hours of the day.
The space back: of Manager Allen's desk
la chocked with pan.. Is and boxes, and
they are all directed to "Miss Amelia
Stone," care of Thrllby Company.
Now what Mr. Allen would like to know
is whj Is "Amelia Stone?" And right
here Is where the mystery deepens, for
tbere is an Amelia Stone in the Thrilby
-That does not sound logical, but ncverthe
less,the. fact that tbere is such a lady in the
Thnlby Company docs deepen the mys
tery, for no one can find out who she is or
why she should, be so fortunate in the mat
ter "of Christmas presents, and the less
costly remembrances in the form of flowers
and candy that usually grace the room of a
famous singer whose reputation extends
the world over.
This much Is known, however. A young
lady, npparentlj about nineteen years old,
came to the manager during a recent en
gagement In a Western city and asked for
a place In the company. Her voice was
tried and found to be an excellent one and
she was given an engagement. This young
lady gave the name" of "Amelia Stone."
Since joining the company she has kept very
much to herself, seeming to avdkl -the,
other members of-the troupe, although
treating them with the utmost politeness.
Her progress has been so rapid that but a
few days ago she was Intrusted wlUiamost
Important part and she has. become a
valuable member "Of, the organization, yet
absolutely nothing Is known of her personal
Yesterday the manager received a tele
gram from a. prominent society woman of
Cincinnati Inquiring if their was a tyoung
lady calling herself "Amelia Stone" in his
company. This, perhaps, may be a clue
that will lead trj the discovery of who this
young person really Is But just at present
"Miss Amelia Stone" enjoys the distinction
of,being tlie-youngestand rnostmysterlous
prima donnaupon the stage today.
YES," said the irrepressible Dan McAvoy,
as he removed his "spinach" whiskers
and several ounces of, rouge from his
handsome countenance, "there is a lot
of truth in that chestnut about surround
ings having effect on 3 man.
"For instance," he continued, "Til tell
yon of an incident that happened to my
wife and me out In Colorado. We were
playing in a mining town, and the miners
went wild over our act. The manager of
the house, appreciating our value ns a
'card.' conceived a wonderful 'surprise,
which he sprung at Saturday evening's per
formance. "My wife and I had finished our act
and were acknowledging the applause,
when an usher came down the only aisle
and handed me a 'gold brick.: It was a
'fake,' but tbe imitation was so good that
the miners were deceived. The applause
broke out harder than ever, and I was
called upon to make a speech.
"When the tnmult had subsided I said:
" -Gentlemen, I am overwhelmed by
this exhibition of gratitude. My wife
shares my appreciation, but it pains me
to say that I cannot accept this gold, r
believe in the free and unlimited coinage
of silver at 1G to 1.'
"That was as far as I could pet In the
speech. I was Interrupted by a shower
of sliver dollars, and hoarse cries or
'You're all right; you ought to be In Con
gress. "A stage hand swept up the money,
and I sent It East to be converted into
Richard Mansfield Is reported as saying
that next season he will not play unless
he receive $1,000 per performance, besides
the usual percentage.
Manager I think, we'd better discharge
the conductor of car No. 135.
Superintendent "What Is the matter with
Manairer There hasn't been a. miupnm
rcoruplain of hlai In six weeks. I don't
think he Is collecting all tbe fares. New
9125 to Baltimore" and Metarn via
Tickets sold Saturday and Bandar. De
rprubrr 21 and 22. valid returning until
Monday.. Uie 23d- OoodonaoTtrain.
COMING TO THE THEATERS
Helens Mora, the celebrated female bari
tone, as a dramatic star will be tbe at
traction atlhe Academy this week.
Of the many attractions that haveA'ls
lled this city with an advunced prestige
secured In other localities few h.ne ap
peared with such pronounced and assured
indications of making the past record good
as the dramatic comedy of "A Modern
Mephlsto," whose star is famed IJclene
Mora, the only woman with a pure barltdnl"
voice. As a portrajer of dramatic .parts
Miss Mora is said to have surprised even'
her most enthusiastic admirers. The char
acter assumed by Miss Mora is that or the
much-abused new woman. She dresses Ibe
part accurately, and avoiding all the over
drawn eccentricities of dress anil manner'
gives an ideal slagedrawlng of tbe part.
The supporting company is an evenly
balanced organization. Its jiersonuel 4tti
eludes Sheridan Block, Frank Cazanauvr,
Earle Sterling, Frank Kcndrlck, Willlatn.
Davldsi, Louts GriseL Nettle Bourne, Emma
Field, Maggie llaro'.d Davldgc and others.
The local patrons will recall past work
done by tb members of this attraction
when they were indlv dually associated
with the stock organizations and support
ing companies of A. M. Palmer, Charles
Frohman, Augustin Daly. Joseph Jefferson,
Alexander Salvlniacd others.
Monday evening at the Grand Opera
House will mark the Initial appearance or
the Garrrek Burlesque Company , who, after
a run of nearly 100 nights at the Garrick
Theater. New York, presenting Herbert-A
Puerner's operatic burlesque, "Thrilby,"
will visit Washington for one week.
Although "Thrilby," as one would
naturally suppose, is a satire on Mr. Du
Maurier's novel, Mr. Herbert, the author or
"Thrilby," lias far surpassed the novelist
by giving to the byujiollst a peculiar power
which hjpuotizes everything and person
he meets. An endless amount of merri
ment Is caused by the amusing antics of
Spaghetti's imicnis. Mr. Herbert has left
ample opportunity for the introduction of
various specialists, among them being
Willis P. Sweatnam, Mark Murphy, Louis
Wesley, Elvia Crot Seabrooke, Margaret
Macllonald and Roy St. Clair.
One of the principal scenes In "Thrilby"
Is a production nf the New York Club at"
Newport. During this act the Defender,
Valkjrle and Vigilant ballet is Introduced.,
and while the dance Is being-executed
yachts can be o racing in the distance.-.
Charles Puerner. who Is the composer of
the music, lias written many numbers, and
with the two beautiful songs that ,W. T,
Francis has introduced, whldi are his own
compositions. It is safe to say that the
mu al part of "Thrilby" is well takin care
of. "Thrilby" lias proved nn instantaneous
success wherever It has been produced and
wlllundoubtedly completely capturetheater
In addition to a chorus and orchestra nf
fifty the company Includes Miss Elvia Crox
Seabrooke, Willis P, Sweatnam, Carrie
Perkins, Mark Murphy, liargaret 'Muc
Donald. Louis Wesley, Jennie Reynolds. W.
T. Traers, Grayce Scott. Clarence Caldren
and Gertrude Murry ns the principals.
The last week of A. M. Talmer's ramnus
company In "Trilby," begins at the' La-
fajelteSquare Opera Ilousetoraorrownlght.
The unqualified success made by this organi
zation and play has neer been equaledJn
this lity, and it could easily run for two
weeks more to overfowlng houses. were It
ls Iiooked. "
Every nigh tthestajidingroom sign has been
out, nnd the Lafa yette Squa re Opera House,
with itslieantlful boxes and tbe entire house
filled with Washington's best people. Is a
pleasing sight. "Trilby" Is a play that Is
remarkable and fascinating for all classes
of Iheater-goers. Tbe play Itseir is full of
Wilton Lackaye's realistic performance
of Scngalii9uneof the best bitsof ilia racter
acting eer seen on any stage. His many
friends In Washington have turned out en
masc nightly to see blm. Mbs Blanche
Walsh as Trilby is seen at her best. Mr.
Martlnctte w Zouzou, Burr Mcintosh as
Tarry, John Glendenning as Ibe Laird, Mr.
Hickman as Little Billy.Mr.PeytonGlbbs as
Gecko, are all excellent In their respective
parts. Madam Cottrelly as Madam VInard
again shows her versa t Hi ty as an artist in
this, trying role.
Miss Rose Rand. Miss Alice Holland, Miss
Nora Lambert, Miss Hattle WiUlams.Miss
Clara Hunter play their parts admirably.
Thellungnrlan Band lsaspecialfeaturc that
Mr. Palmer presents to our -theater-goers,
as is also Miss Louise Cleary's singing of
Ben Bolt. A grand Christmas day matinee
is announced and the usual Saturday.
Bam Devcre, one of the most popular and
best known entertainers on the vaudeville
stage, will be seen at the Lyceum this
week, at the .bead of his own company.
The inimitable Sam always has an
abundance of up-to-date witticisms and
parodies, which he delivers with that de
lightful facility acquired only by the true
artist. His aggregation of talent com
prises European and American stars, each
of whom he has individually selected for
their eminence in their respective lines.
Among the names appearing on the pro
gram besides that of Sam Devere Is Omene,
the famous Turkish dancer. This artist
has many Imitators, but no rivals; Ward and
Curran, the eccentric comedy pair; Flynn
and Walker, America's representative
sketch artists, in their own original con
ception, entitled "Her Other Husband;"
Llllie Western, the greatest of all Instru
mentalists; tbe Donavans, tbe Irish cry
stals, originators of the "dog story;" Con-welIandSwan,premlerwingandbuckdanc-crs
of the world; Richards, the wonderful
double voice vocalist duplex; Price and
Steele, tbe np-to-date comedy duo; and The
Great Rlkar, humorist and mimic Tbe
performance will conclude with a roaring
farce by Sam Devere rtltled. "Two Old
Tarda." During the coove engagement
there win be matinees every day.
"Charley's Aunt" comes direct from
New York to tbe National for Christmas
week, where it begins an engagement Mon
day evening. It was written by Brandon
Thomas, whose acting in "The Pantomime
Rehearsal." when he appeared in America
with Roslna Vokcs, was so enthusiastically
The fun there Is In "Charley's Aunt" Is
not its only recommendation. There is lots
of pretty sentiment, too. and abundance
of that desirable factor known as "love
Interest;" Indeed, there are halt a dozen
complete love stories, and each has a most
Important bearing in tbe development of
the farce. The action begins with two
college chums inviting their sweethearts
to a luncheon, to meet the millionaire aunt
of one of them, a widow, who halls from
Brazil, "where the nuts come from." Xhe
aunt dues not arrive, but the young girls
do. and, in order that they may with pro
priety be kept to lunch, tbe chums get an
other college cham to personate tbe Brazil
ian aunt. Then tbe fun begins. The bogus
aunt hugs and. kisses tbe girls to the deep
chagrin of their lovers. She gets up flirta
tions with two middle-aged gentlemen
and secures proposals of marriage from
them. Tbere Is a great whirl of merri
ment through three acts, when the decep
tion Is finally explained In the presence of
tbe real aunt, who has arrived, and everything-
Mr. Willonlacfcaye Was Born in
HE WILL jBTAB MEXT YEAE
A Chut vrittfjtlu? Groat Artist In Din
DrcKHlnit'iooni l'layn 1I Has I'ur
clitiHi'd aud I'artM lie Huh in Con
tcm plat Ion Say llo Ueally Ucliev oh
The past, week In local theatrical circles
can be very nearly summed up lu the one
word, "Trilby." ,
That'uue coinposltc'or six: letters' placed
unostentatiously upon the bill boardsTand
In the columns of tbe newspapers has been
the roagnet.tliut has drawn great, crowds
to the Lafayette Square Theater every
evening. Itis a-wprd,tbatfor a week has
claimed public attention froth war rumors
and the doings of statesmen. It is a word
that has hypnotized tlieater-golng"WasblnK-fon
as no word or set of words has ever
No one asks, ''Have you been to see
'Trilbyr.V - ,
They say, "now did you like It?" and
ever) body know to,what you refer.
When "Trilby," the novel, was In tbe
height of Its popularity and "Trilby," the
play, was about to be produced In New
i'ork, "tbe critics aroselu their might and
sharpened "their pencils and said that this
thing could not be. They were sure that
tbe play would bo a failure.bvcause.lt was
dramatized Irom a book, a novel in which
tbe characters were drawn by a master
band,, as clear cut and plain as If painted
Cy a lirush fn'slejd of a' pen;a novel'wlfrch
possessed Jbe additional advantage of be
ing illustrated by its author, who had
glen us-aketch .pictures of his own con
ceptions. MR. POTTER'S ART.
And so tbe f Irsttnlght came, people crowd
ed to the theater, the curtain went up aid
the 'ptctares stepiiUl out of thu book aed
became living, lnvuthing human beings. It
was a great triumph for art, and Mr. Potter
ili-erves all the credit and praise that has
been showered upon him.
Nevertheless, UH-'uuinlon may be ventured
that had it not been for the nukc-ap lioxes
and the clever iieople who niadeugeot ttiwir,"'
"Trilby" would liavebeeuniiulmostdUnial
failure and tliepredlctton conie'true.
As there are wheels within wheels, so
there are Words within words; and the wprd
within "Trilby" Is SiengaU. Someone
oncesald,'lf we cannot realize theliteal we
must idealize-the real," but It. Is not neces
sary in this case, ror Mr. Laekaye has cer
tainly realized till- Ideal of Sengali,anrt in
frs Impersonation of tills character, which
can be classed among the-greatestot stage
villains, he has borne out most faithfully
the mind ptcture'whlchniusl necessarily Im
press Itself on Wfryonc who has read the
book. 1 "
It is not aldnefiij'niakcnp, however, that
lias given the psrba pronnnepce it did not
obtain In Uiebouuil version. Itis.of course,
the first requisite or an actor that he must
"look the part," but it Is tin- deep thought
and study tliatilr,Lack.iyehasgiven Sen
gall that makes Ih'echaracterreal.
There Is nothing or the onnvenllonalstage
villain about the creature. He does not
table he isxonscioii of his superiority over
those around hlut and he Impresses his audi
ence with the wwt feellm;.
When he saya'lam Svengall thegrent.
Svengali," he Is alloc says, and you uncon
sciously acknowledge It to be so, although
desire In every 'tiinjs.nhren.st to havcevery-
thing end,ntipttilJT makes jou wish mat
Trilby codkl amlsB his nower and marry
Llltle Wllee. jm a
.LACKAYJJ'S WONDERFUL WORK.
Mr. Laekaye has given the death of Sven
gali an artistic finish and virile strength,
placing Itamone the best ileath scenes in all
ilranutlc literature. Therelsno superfluous
action, no; groveling about upon the carpet,
no "hunting ror pins" or morbid soliloquy.
One wild, maniacal laugh tells of triumph
even Ih death . It3 reverberation's i-eWcw the
'whole story of the play In one sylable of
The man who lias given tho'worid this
character, who has bjill up a living.
brealplori. tangible reality from thecreature
of another man's imagination., who Is he.
what Is he. and where did he come from?
Mr. Ijckaye hnd just finished his scene
at the end of the third act and tbe curtain
had been rung down. leaving llieplcture of
a white, drawn, bearded face hanging over
a table, wilb three klnd-bearted men shield
ing the horrible sigh t from the woman behad
wronged, when a Times man pushed by
tbe slrn-looklng doorkeeper nnd entered
-sLigcland. Scene shiflcrs were alreadyscur-
rylng abo-it,, pushing tables and divans
out of the way. One side of the foyer of
tbo"Clrqdcdcs Bashlbazoucks" bad already
'illsippeared, the enrp-'t was being rolled
away, a new set was coming nn, and In the
midst or this confusion stood Svengali and
Slocko, struggling and pushing, grabbing
each other; and utlqrlnj suppressed excla
mations of hatred and anger. It was only
an Impromptu rehearsal of a short scene
which needed Improvement and was over
Jn a moment.
"Yc," said Mr. Laekaye. In answer to"
a question, as lie stood before the mirror
In his dressing roam .a Utile later" I -was
twrn In Washington and I've always called
this city my home. It seems very pleasant
to bo back again after traveling about the
country so long. I was very much sur
prised and very glad to learn that our
engagement was for two weeks.' I have
been playing constantly now for quite- a
long' time and have nol had nn oppor
tunity to come home even for a short
visit ror some time. This will be the first
Christinas dinner that I've had with my
family In scvjnl years."
- - HE "WILL TAR.
While he was talking Mr, Laekaye had
Iieen divesting himself of some of his
" Svcngatistns." Tbe first thing- to dis
appear was tbe beard, which came off In
"Yes, I Intend to-star next season," he
continued, "and have already selected a
number of plays. In addition to these there
are several gentlemen no wat work on others
that are not yet finished. Charles Klein.
the author of'Ttie District Attorney,"
Is writing a play for nje"hlcb -will be
called "Dr. Belgraff." The plot deals
witft'bypnottsn)a-1d I Intend to make It a
feature of rayreperorrelf it. proves to be as
Successful at it looks on paper.
"Then, W. Horace" Brown, tbe Chicago
playwright. Is it tvbrk on 'Benedict Ar
nold,' thaplot Kt iwMch is founded on the
historical incident i with which Arnold's
name Is connecletl.'.'acd I have a one-act
comedy of Wash lust rotlife. whose plotdeals
with a famous -.navatl Incident, Then, be
side these, I bayc purchased the American
rights to anothcr.one-act play from Georco
Alexander, of the St. James Theater, Lon
don. So you st!enl am pretty well stocked
"Of course, I have made no arrangements
about my comnanyujet, and dou't even
know- whom I shall' engage to manage my
tour, but I have been negotiating with a
gentleman, and we hope to come totcrms very
"Are yon a believer in hypnotism, Mr.
"Most assuredly I am. Of course, I
don't pretend that 1 use or attempt to use
any hpynotic power in my performance.
But In playing such a part in different
sections of the country I have naturally
drawn the attention of those interested In
this subject, and I have bad many expe
riences, until I art perfectly convinced In
my own mtnd that there Is such a power."
Mr. Laekaye, It may be said, is one of
those not without honor labia own country.
The friends or bis ynulb. are loudest In praise
of bjs art, and all Washington wilt be proud
to welcome the new star tbat is to be.
To Ton. .Know Film? ,
X-H. Flanagan, -manager for4he Wash
ington Jewelry Company; tbe old- stand
filled wttb-ia larw --assortment or Dia
monds. Watches.- Clocks.Jewelry. Silver
ware and novelties, at prices low enough
to cause war. B31 Seventh street: corner
Seventh and F. de21-3t
Charles H. Hoyt's next effort will be a
comla opera, called "A Comlo Opera," a
Thomas Q. Beabrooe 'win try bis new
play, "Tbe Speculator." on Christinas day.
Jean and Edouard de Reszke were dined
by the famous Lotus Club of New York last
Walter Jones, famous as the tramp In
"1492," has been cast off by Manager
Rice and Is now bunting an engagement.
Lllllun Russell will have a new opera
next season, entitled "The Goddess of
Truth." The music is by Julian Edwards,
and Stanislaus Stange will write tbe
Coyne Fletcher, the authoress of "The
Bachelor's Baby," has completed another
play, which will be used by Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Drew next season.
Yvette Uullbert, thu famous French music
hall singer, will receive a salary of $-1,000
a week during her New York engagement.
Lucy Daly and her band of Pickaninnies,
wiio became famous during their engage
ment with Lillian Rusm-II In "The Princess
Nicotine," made a great hit In London,
where they appeared a short time ago.
Dlgby Hell has returned to New York.and
Is attempting to explain how It happened
that his company closed out In Terre Haute.
As usual, "some other man" Is to blame,
but Mr. Bell has always been most unfortu
atein lilsstarrlng ventures.
It has'at last been settled that the Hol
land Brothers will continue under Richard
Mnnsfirld's management during the re
mainder of the season. Next year thelr
tour will be under the management of
MessrsH.C. Miner and Joseph Urooks.
This week's New York Dramatic -Union
has an excellent picture of Wilton Lack
aye as Svengali on the corner. x
Eleanor Cnlhojn and Suzanne Kcyser,
two American girls, have recently won
triumphs In foreign countries. The first
Is a great favorite at the Drury Lane Thea
ter in London and thesccond has gained en
trance to the Comedle.Francalse over 300
other competitors. v
"The Lady Slavey," Canary & Lederer"s
new opera, will be glten its Initial produc
tion in this city on Janjary 13. Miss Delia
S-tacey, Wnshlngton'spopjlarBoubrelte, will
be In the cast.
Rejiorts from San Francisco state that
Robert Downing Is crowding the Califor
nia Theater nightly with his production
of "The Gladiator."
Mr. A. M. Palmer has raadeover $100,000
out of "Trilby," and this don't include tbe
royalties he baa paid Du Maurler aod Mr.
Potter, who dramatized the story.
Some of tbe plays and players enter
taining New Yorkers this week are Olga
Nethersole, at the Empirer'VA Stag Parly,"
at the Harden Theater; "The Home Secre
tary," at the Lyceum; "Tbe Heart of Mary
land." at Herald Square; NIel Burgess,
In "The County Talr," at the Star; Hoyt's
"A Runaway Colt," at the American;
"The Bhop GlrL" at Palmer's; "His Ex
cellency," at the Broadway: "The Wizard
of the Nile," at the Casino; Yvette Guiltwrt
and Excelsior, jr.. at the Olympia; John
Hare, In repetoire. at Abbey's: "Miss
Brown," at the Standard; "The Sporting
Duchess" at the Academy of Music; "The
Gay Parisians," at Hoyt's Theater, and
Ada Rehan, ra "Twelfth Night," at Daly's.
Drlla Fox Comtnir.
One of the greatest of Washington fa
vorites. Delia Fox. will be the
New. Year's week attraction at the
New National Theater. This time she
appears In a new opera. "Fleur-de-Lls."
which has already scored big successes
In New York. Philadelphia. Brooklvn, and
1'oston. It was origtnallr produced at
Palmer's Theater. New York, where It
ran for over two months. II lias bcen.pro
nounced much better than "The Little
Trootier." In which Miss Fox and her
clever opera company scored such a hit
nt tile National last season. Miss Fox's
company is much stronger than before
and embraces such well-known people as
JeHerson De Angelis. MeUllle Stewart,
Air Wheelan. Charles Dungan. Charles J.
Campbell. Edward Knight, Villa Knox.
Kate Uart. Alice Cameron, May CullibcrU
besides little Delhi herseirand an admirable
chorus or some fifty voices.
Week Commencing Monday. Dec 23-
Matlnee Evory Day.
A MERRY XMAS ATTRACTION.
Introducing an ngsrceatlon of American
and Europsan Stars, headed by
The Inimitable Ethiopian Comedian,
Tho Beautiful Circassian Dancer.
WARD A CUKR Of, I FLYNNi WALKEH,
Tho Two Cllppara Refined bketcU Artists.
LILLIE WESTERN, I THE DONOVANS.
Export InstrnmoataIlsi Tho Irish Crystals.
CONWELL & SWAN, RICHARDS, the
Premie Buck Duncors. Double Voice Duplex
PRICE i STEELE,
Eccentric Comedy Duo.
Tbe Great RIKART,
Humorist and Mlmla
Concluding with the Roarlni Fares,
Two Old Pardsv
NEW YEAR'S WEEK Wober & Field's
12 Bottles of Wine
4 Red Wines,
4 White Wines,
4 Sweet Wines.
All pure To-Kalon wines.
rucked for shipment If desired.
Our offer Is merely Intended to make
It possible for everybody to havo tbe
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EVENINGS. ACADFMY MAT,NEES
25,50,75,$!. rV-ril-L-lYl 1 25 and 50c
Tomorrow Night and all the Week.
WEDNESDAY TVVatinees SATURDAY
First Dramatic Appearance in this City of
The Supporting Company
MAGGIE HAROLD DAVIDGE.
Jlagniricem -Scenic and Mechanical Investnresv
ENTIRE GHMNGE OF SONGS NIGHTLY.
Durinc the Action of the Drama. Sllss .Mora will sing In her unapproachable
manner. In addition to all the cAA rvnrit-o with it?fph hii nma nml fimann
dentificd, the following new selections:
wo i.nes, -norm. Men lioir. nnd say Ail lteoir. But Jfot Good Bye.
Regular Prices will rule throughouttho entire engagement;
ELK NTOI1T Mcndaj. December S3. In recocnlUon for past services rendered the order,
and asn token Of esteem CO their untr tftrmnnihtr thA W,f1iln,lr.n IuIpm rt Rlfrn will attand
the openluc performance In a body.
New Year's Week. Shadows of a Great City.
Allen's Grand Sft
Our Xmas Offering.
XMAS AND SATURDAY MATINEES.
Special engagement of the largest and most expensive organ.
lzatlon In America.
Direct from Mr. Richard Mansfield's Garrick Theater. New York,
' In the Burlesque of the Hour,
With the original ca'st, scenery, costumes and effects, as pro.
r duced In New York for 93 nights.
BOSXON, 3 WEEKS. CHICAGO, 5 WEEKS,
And the leading cities to crowded houses.
Positively no advance in prices.
NEXT TVEEK Tim Murphy
JOHN W. ALBAUGH, Manager.
FAREWELL WEEK OF
A. M. PALMER'S COMPANY.
Farewell Week of Wilton Laekaye as Svengali.
Farevell Week of John Clendinning as The Laird.
Farewell Week of Ignacio Martinetti asZou-Zou.
Farewell Week of Alfred Hickman as Little Biliie.
Farewell Weak of Alexis Gisikro as Do-Do.
Farewell Week of Blanche Walsh as Trilby.
Farewell Week of Mme. Cottrelly as Mme. Vinard.
Farewell Week of Rosa Rand as Mrs. Bagot.
Farewell Week of Du Maurier's Success,
As Dramatized by Paul M. Potter.
Xmas Matinee and Usual Saturday's.
Next Week RICHARD MANSFIELD.
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Commencing- on Nov. 6 the
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