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(.....PLAYS AT THE THEATRES THIS WEEK.....)
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Lucille I.a Verne announces that she
has prevailed upon Thomas A. Wise to
remain (mother week with the stock
company, ;?h<1 lie will appear to-morrow
in "Are You a Mason?"
Miss La V"rnc knows that, in spite of
her extraordinary offerings so far this
season, she still has her trump card
to piny, and she is playing it on the
table in presenting Mr. Wise. Sho has
a theatro that is one of the coolest
1 spots In town, a, good company, a
1 clover, funny ,j>lay and the confidence
j of the public all on her side, and sho
I hnB good reason to believe that neither
I automobiles, summer resorts nor front
j porches could cheat the people out of
| the raro treat this combination will
(afford. And sho is gambling a great
amount of energy and a still greater
amount of money In the courage of her
Mr. Wise, as he said In one of his
inimitable curtain speeches last week,
came here practically a stranger in a j
straiiK'- land, and the fact that he |
played to crowded houses was proof 1
] that the people to some extent at least |
| shared his pleasure at being here. Mr.
1 Wise is proving that ho was sincere
? in his statement that It pave him real
i joy to be in Richmond and to aid Miss
La Verne and charming company In
?uitertaining Kichmonders by consent
I inn to remain another week.
Mr. \Yt.se lias laughed liis way Into
' the hearts of tin- people everywhere
i lie has played, and Richmond Is no
exception. With a heart as big as hts
j physique, n. smil<? as contagious as it
THOMAS A. "WISH,
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EDISON'S .MIXSTIU2I.S, WITH Til 12 TAMHN'fM'H Tt RES, AT T1II2 BIJOU, AI.L THIS WI2KK, WITH MATI.VIOBS
Is Irresistible, h? has probably won
mor- frien<*s and admirers during ills
short sojourn here than any other
stranger?except by reputation ? that
has ever visit, d Hi'hmond. Nut to
mention his '!ni<|Ue art as a purveyor
of good, wholest-me fun. Mr. \\ ise Is
on'- of the best. r-n'.st charming, ami
lovable and K.ltog?tlier tine men thar
honor the stage i.y their presence on
it. Mr. lives the parts he plays. nn?l
in Senator I^iiigtl.n Ian w ? k >:saw
n"t only a clev-r and artistic pi.- ??
of characterization, but the man him
Mr. %Yisr was th? original st.ir In
what is perhaj v tlie funniest fare
comedy In a d- ad*. "Am- Vo'i ;i Ma -
son'."- anil the play is 1 ???inc produced
under his exceptionally abl>- direction
in the same painstaking way as was
"A Cientleman I';om Mssisrsl;-' i." Not
a detail of the ..rigin.il prod action
will I,.- overlooked.
It is tii.. .story of two men who have
lk i to then w:\-s. t.llmg them they
were Masons, in order to explain fre
nuent 'nights i. :t " Tiiey are thrown
together, and ? ach thinks the .iiher
to be th?* genuine article. Their fran
tic endeavors to carry out the de<*vit
form the nucleus of a far e u.it hasn't
a dull moment, a fan e that goes like
w ild ti re from the rise to the tall or
Miss I.a V-Tne has an excellent part.
Mr Boane. Mr. Aylrner. Mr. Conway
and Mr. Balfour, Miss l'atton and
Miss Von liuelow, with the support ot
the entire company, will offer to-mor
row night with Mr. Wise the most
finished and pleasing performance of
Tnlktnpr Picture* tit nijou.
Talking pictures, as the latest in
vention of Thomas A. Edison is called,
will make their first appearance in
Richmond at the Bijou Theatre Tor
the week commencing to-morrow af
ternoon. giving two performances a
day, matinee at 2:30, night at .vut>.
All seats reserved.
One fact clearly demonstrated by
these "Talkies" is the perfect syn
chronism of voice and action. As in
the c.ts* of the first telegraph, tele
phone and wireless telegraph, the first
device embodying the cardinal prin
ciples of any new and startling inven
tion. the thing itself has been achieved
L-VCILLli LA V Uil.VU,
and has proved its possibility and |
All that now remained for Kdlson
to do was to make the talking movies ;
an absolute success in *.hc <nK-rtaln
ment of the masses and In ?1>" per- j
foi rnance of an even greater and more
important function, the preservation
for posterity of the words and deeds
and appearances of 'lie prominent men
and women of .'ill walks of lif-* of tV?e
i .-..sent day The success which he
Iris H'"hievd from this invention will
'clearly denv-nstrrar-d to those wit
nessing th" performance of these pic
tures during their engagement in this
The silent moving pictures have al- i
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digestive system. i
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Dropsical tendencies are thus over
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ready reached ft hi s h s t a ge of perf ?-c -
tion at the hinds "f Edison, it Is
well within the memory of every one,
tlie tremendous adv.inci' in moving pic
turf's since th* early days of flicker
ing, eye-tiring cinematograph tllms
that, became of the groat expense <-.1
their inunufa mire, attracted at first
only i he adventurous spirits among
The talking machine now combined
with the moving pi lures is the latest
and perhaps most wcnderful <-f all the
results ><f Edison's tireless and per
sistent work in tli?"* realm ??f electrical
science. Ther- will .>e an entire
change of pr"erant for Thursday. Kri
day and Saturday.
At I lie Colon Int
l.ong .1 feature In the amusement
places of ? lie "l'i World, but new to
America. Paul Seldotn's "Venus" came
t>> this country a short time .it", and
received a showing .it the Palace Thea
tre. in New York city, and was unan
imously proclaimed t lie greatest pos
inc novelty vaudeville has yet seen
Wilmer. Vincent <v Wells 1.-st no time
in engaglnir this excellent feature foi
it complete tour of their circuit, and
Monday tltey will begin a week's en
gagement at the Colonial Theatre in
tfiis citv. Appearing on the bill at
the Palace Theatre with Seldom'"
"Venus" was the famous diva. Mine
Sarah Bernhardt, who publicly indorsed
the act as being the most beautiful
posing novelty she had ever witnessed.
Patrons of the Colonial may. therefore,
consider themselves especially fortu
nate in this engagement.
Ward and Curran. another feature
from the "big time." will offer their
screamingly funny absurdity called the
"Stage-Door Tender." These comedians
have ever been a favorite with Rich
mond audiences, and their admire! s
will be glad to welcome their return,
but this time in vaudeville
in Whiting and c.erard, local theatre
go. .V w ill Situi one of the most pleas
ing singing and piano acts seen here
in many a day. They have been suc
cessful in many cities, ami will delight
Richmond audiences next week with
their ability as vocalists and musicians.
The Baldwins will feature a versatile
singing and .lancing act. said to bo
brimful of fun
c.uret and Gruet will complete the
vaudeville part of the program with
their black-face comedy riot called
"Sam at the Circus." than which
there is not a funnier burnt cork
act in the business
Motion pictures of the latest and
approved type will be exhibited at each
of the three daily performances. The
matinee is at 3 o'clock dally, and the
evening performances are at ? and y
Empire Comedy I our.
The Empire Comedy Four is the fea
tured attraction on the second week's
bill of vaudeville at the Empire. It
mjiv he truthfully said that the whole
of ' vaudevillo.iom cannot boast of a
better sing inn and . ..merry act man
this, and tor this reason it has been
booked bv the. management of the Em
pire for the week beginning to-mor
row! These four young men enjoy an
enviable reputation as harmony sing
ers. and th<-\ will win great tavor be
fore the we. !; is <>\ei.
An act very much out of the ordi
nary will pres. nte.l by Carl Rozine
and company. This Is declared to bo
one of ti?.- most elaborate and spec
tacular n agi ?l and illusion acts play
ing this . it\ in recent years. I ho
devotees of this particular kind of en
tertainment have much to look for
ward t.. in this engagement.
The \ rt is"-' Trio will offer a de
lightful musical act. which has been
received with gr.it favor in other
cities. Two in- n and a pretty girl con
stitute the isio.
A conversational and singing act
chock full of brand-new witty sayings
and the latest popular song successes
will be presented by Lester and Moure.
Cadleux. the celebrated trench
bounding rope performer, will
thrills in abundance for those who like
to be thrill.'.I. Ho Is quite alone In
this particular line of work.
The latest photoplays, approved b>
the National Hoard of Censorship, will
complete the j>roRr?\m.
There will b<- a slight change in the
hours of performances, beginning to
morrow. The matinee is at .? o . lo. k
and the evening performances at . !?>
and 0 :1T. respectively.
Av;r "vtr-.?>? ??"* <>?"? ?
(joy sisters Musical Comedy ( omp.iny
in an elaborate production.
"Delmonlcos Upside Down, or a Mght
alThho? cVav':s!sters are well-known on
the vaudeville circuit, and they have
gathered together a strong support
ing company to present thls dellght
ful little musical comedy. rho com
ordinary. They have several ? .?cI s| e
cialty dancers, lii'Kt-claas comcdlaua
BIJOU -This Week |
MATINEES DAILY AT 2:30; NKJIIT, 8:30.
PRICKS: Matinee, 2."?c; Children Admitted to Balcony for 10c;
Night. -5c nnd i?0c.
THE LUCILLE LA VERNE COMPANY
Tiiomas A. Wise
Are You a Mason?
The Funniest Faroe Comedy Ever Written.
NOTE.?The Academy is by twenty degrees cooler than any other
place in Richmond
WEEK OF JUNE 23
America's Greatest Quartet,
Empire Comedy Four
Harmony Singers and Comed
ians par Excellence. A rare
S u m mer T re a t A *,v aits
MATINEE DAILY AT 3 P. M.
Carl Rozine & Co.
An Elaborate and Spectacular
Magical and Illusion
EVERY EVENING 7:45 & 0:15
Note the Change in Hours.
Lester & Moore
Broadway's Favorite Patter
PERFECT PlCTl'RE PEA VS.
gj Celebrated Hounding Rope Por
Matinee?5c. 10c, 20c. Even
ing? luc, lac. I'Oc and 30c.
SI'KC'IAIi l-'KA'ITKK TO-MORIlOW
The Vitagnipb I M ama of To-day,
A Plioto dramatization of Shake
The Merchant of Venice
The Little Theatre
and a chorus that is said to tako the
prize in looks as well as in singing and
The production comes to the Or
phcum direct fiotu a two weeks' run in
At Ihr I.ittle Theatre.
"The Web," a vitHKrnph two-reel pic
t i ?> play, is the special feature for
lii-iuorrow. This thrilling drama tells
of an adventuress who traps a man
and his younger brother, but hi>tti
Mjcceed in disentangling themselves
from her web. in doing so, however,
there aro complications that involve a
number of people, some unscrupulous
and soino otherwise. Tho understand
able manner in which a rather Involved
plot is handled is a testimonial to the
ability of tho vitagraph producers.
On Tuesday "Shylock," a photo
dramati/.ation of Shakespeare's "The
Merchant of Venice," will be presented.
This dramatic classic has been prom
ised tho management for some time,
but being In such demand in the larger
cities, it could not bo secured until
WEEK MONDAY, JUNE 23.
Mr. Paul Seldom Presents
A True Story of Art and Beauty
Told in Living Poses in
Marble. New and En
MAT1NE1* DAll.V AT 3 P. M.
Ward and Curran
A Screamingly Funny Protean
"The Stage Door Tender"
Evenings 7:15 and o'clock.
Whiting & Gerard
Two Pretty Giris. in a Singing
and Piano Specialty.
See Yourself Every Thursday.
Gruet and Gruet
Ju*t a Dark Face Comedy Riot.
"Sam at the (^lcns."
Always a Good Show.
Singing and Dancing Dandies.
Perfect Picture Plays.
Matinee?5c and 10c. Even
ing? 10c, 1 ;.c. Jt'c and 30c.
Mu.ileul I'oiuodjr Conipauy,
??A MkIi( at the Cabaret"
LMre>t from a successful
two weeks' run In Phtl
Bc-auty t'horus?Hand noma
Three Performances Dally,
3 P. Jl 7.15 P. M. 3 P. M.
The Valentine Museum
KLKVENTH AND CLAY STHBBT8.
Open dally from JO A 11 to 6 P. M.
AUnusaion, 25c, fc'roo on Saturdaya.