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FULL OF SNAP IS
BEST OF MUSICAL COMEDIES
COMES AT LAST
All of Good Looking Chorus Girls
Are Not Dead— Only Cor
nered by This
All of tho many tiresome mistakes
which the muse of musical comedy
has made in the past nt the Manon
opera house rnn be forgotten nnd for
given In consideration of "The Sho-
Oun," which opened nt that theater
lust evening. The very best comic
pptfA of the Benson lacked four or five
rows of playing to v full house.
The book of the opera was written
by George Ade, Qustav Luders com
posed the music and Henry VV. Savage
utaged the production with John K.
Henshaw at the head of the company,
Theße men deserve the heartfelt grati
tude of the long-sufCerlng public und
there can be few more deserving causes
lor niches In the hall of fume than
to have placed a genuine and satis
factory comic opera before Log An
All of the good looking chorus girls
ore not dead, as we have been led
to suppose "The Sho-Oun" has cor
nered the mnrket; that's all.
Among other things It wus also dis
covered last evening that tho come
dian of a comic opera need not imi
tate a circus clown and that all of the
possible' jokes were not exhausted four
or five years ago.
"The Sho-Gun" deals with an im
aginary inland In the sea of Japan.
It is a country filled to overflowing
with gorgeous costumes, keen, deli
rious humor, a riot of enchanting color
mid two acts of most charming mu
sic. In tho bent Ade style It relates
the doings of an up-to-date Yankee
"grafter" In the Orient.
Henshaw is funny In his own man
ner. He presents 'William Henry
Spangle, the energetic pilgrim, who
hns made a fortune In America in
Cioo-000 chewing gum, and who is
searching In the ancient land in order
to buy up a few ancestors and titles
that he may return to his native coun
try and break Into Newport society.
Prim the opening song by the "most
bewitching, quite entrancing," Moo-
Zoo-May, interpreted by Isabelle D'Ar
mond, to the llnalo the entertainment
is a cycle of delights to the audience.
After Moo-Zoo-May, Thomas C.
Leary deals in some of the Ade wit
under the disguise of his character,
Hankl-Pank, astrologer and dealer in
proverbs. "Early to bed nnd enrly to
rise, and you will never meet any of
the prominent people," and to the girls,
"Man Is a monster of so horrible a
mem that to be hated needs but to be
seen, but seen too oft, familiar with
his face you first endure,' then pity
nnd then ohnso." These are his sam
ples, which Mr. Leary made famous.
William Wheeden was short on acting,
but long on voice, and his song, "I
Am Yours Truly," was one of the fea
tures of .the play. The Bachelors'
chorus took the place of the usual
drinking song and made a great hit.
AH of the verses of every song were
demanded, and in addition many repe
titions of the chorus. "She's Just a
Mttle Different From Others I Know,"
presented ■ Mr. Wheeden and Agnes
Cain Brown in a fascinating duet in
which a romping chorus of "Bunny"
Genevieve Pay was sufficiently pa
thetic at her execution to win tho fer
vent Interest of her audience. May
Ten Hroeck was excellent as the dow
The play was mounted In a lavish
manner. Altogether, if history shouH
by any chance repeat Itself, we are
not apt to look upon Its like again.
Buster Brown. Tige, the Yellow Kid.
and Po'r Lil' Mope, as portrayed by
H. F. Outcault In stories, anecdotes
nnd cartoons, kept a large audience in
a roar of merriment for two hours Inst
(•veiling at Simpson auditorium.
The father of these characters of
the "funny page" known by every
child In the land, first told little In
cidents In the early part of his life
leading up to his work as a humorist
One of his tirst sketches was of the
old portrait painter in the country
town in which he lived — a man with
n very red nose and several other
equally brilliant possessions.
"I went to college and returned to
the little town of my birth to open
up a studio for painting portraits,"
wild Mr. Outcault. "I sat for weeks
wai ting; for some one to paint while I
hurl the satisfaction of hearing from
my brother's office the screams of the
many patients who were filling his
purse — he was a dentist. I finally
changed my FiKn from portrait paint-
Ing to house painting, but this brought
In no more money and T closed my
sturllo and went to New York."
A portrait of (Jte "Yellow Kid," the
first New York success, was drawn hy
the cartoonist with a few lightning
strokes. This old favorite was greeted
us a long lost friend by the audience,
and then the stories of Mr. Outcault's
other famous characters, followed with
sketches of thnm tit various times of
their exist once.
Noilf- ■wns omitted even to Buster
ftrown'8 1 sweetheart, Mary Jane, who
"wears red cheeks and lips because
Muster likes red."
There were many children in the
ivudlence and every now and then a lit
tle ripple of childish, laughter would
sound above tho applause.
Buster sound asleep aivl /pictured
with wings, us his mother always sees
him ut that time, was the cartoonist's
A matinee lecture will be given at
Simpson auditorium Saturday after
noon especially for children.
UNION LEAGUE CLUB BANQUET
Dr. Malle Tells Fellow Veterans of
Life in Andersonville Prison
During Civil War
Dr. John L. Ma Me, superintendent of
dilshldiih In Southern California for tho
Congregational church, wua the prin
cipal speuker at the regular monthly
dinner "f the Union League club lunt
evening. Dr. Malic was v member of
the Eighth Michigan lnfuntry duilim
the Civil War and lilh adclresti waa'tt
personal reminiscence of ten moutliH
that he upont in thu Aiidwuoiivlll'j
Among the immiuers of the clulj arc
many veterans of (ho war. und the
Kpeaker- touched some tendor Dhordi
lu'lils aiHi'fijs. H. N. Butla pr«sliKii
nnd when tho toast to "Our President"
huil 'been ri'ij|>omliil to the cmipauj
PERSONALLY CONDUCTED TOURS
MAY NOT BE DISCONTINUED
According to statements mnrie by
Southern Pucllic. official* yesterday, It
Is probable that personally conducted
excursions will not be discontinued on
Jan. 1, I!>ofi, notwithstanding the fact
thnt orders have been Issued to that
effect by several of the railroads.
"Tho Southern Pacific," tald.nnS of
the officials, "hns been getting the
worst of the deal right strnlght
through. A number of the other roads
hnve been in the habit of delivering
fars to us at Ogilen that nre only
half or three-quarters full, and we are
compelled to carry nil of these cars
the full extent of the Journey. We
cannot put the people Into a number
of cars thnt would accommodate them
nnd leave the rest of the cars behind,
for the rpaoon thnt they have come on
DISAPPOINTMENT MAKES WAN
CARELESS OF FUTURE
Janitor of Two Churches Confesses
Entering House and Appropri
ating Miter Box — Blames
Disappointment In love Is given by
C, A. Krlckson, head Janitor of the Los
Angeles Gas nnd Electric company and
of two churches, as the cause for spend
ing a fortune within a year and for his
arrest on the charge of stealing a miter
box. Erlckflon was arraigned In Po
lice Judge Austin's court yesterday af
ternoon und his trial was pet for De
cember 8 at 2 o'clock.
Erlckson gained entrance into a new
house at 023 West Washington curly
Wednesday on the pretext of buying it,
and later in tho evening, the police say,
he returned to the house, broke in and
stole a miter box valued at $20. Patrol
man F. A. Cooke noticed the men
shortly aftor he had been In the house
and arrested him.
The accused man was riding a wheel
and when the officer commanded him t.i
halt, he pedaled as fast as he could
with a large miter tied on the front of
the machine. Down Washington street
the officer pursued the man and after a
five-block chase overhauled him.
When compelled to dismount, from
his wheel Ertckson explained that h<!
d*d not think that Cooko was an of
fker. Krlckson told him that the miter
box belonged to a friend. Cooke took
the man in charge and an investiga
tion revealed that, it belonged to E. <!.
Fruhllng, 154 West Twenty-first street.
Erickson then confessed the theft.
Krlckaon's story was told to Judge
Austin by an intimate friend yester
day afternoon when he was Hrraigned.
He said thnt Krickson came to this
country some years ago and after
amassing a small fortune 'went to Den
ver. Kvickson met a young Swede girl
iOuV' T^liMr "^" (Triangle A) experts on the plantations direct the growing andharvest-
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LOS ANGELES HERALD: FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1905.
ft personally conducted cur and have
engaged the same berths all the way
"Of course nil of these fflrs nre full
when they leave Chicago, but the peo
ple stop off before they Ret to us.
The only solution for us would be lo
demand that all of thft people coming
clear thrbugh to California be put into
the same cflrs, and then nothing but
full cars would bo deliverer! to us.
"A number of the eastern roads nre
making a fuss over the orders thnt have
been Issued to discontinue these ex
cursions, for they say It would greatly
Injure their business. None of tho
roads can do away with this service
until all of them agree to do It, nnd I
don't believe thnt they can Ret more
than half of the principal roads to come
to such an ngreement."
In ft Denver church, became engaged to
her but Just before the wedding the
girl broke the engagement.
Krlckson spent his money In trying
tn find something to forget the love
affair. He came to Los Angeles nnd
became Janitor of the Independent
Church of Christ at Eighteenth nnd
Flgueron streets nnd of the Swedish
Mission, 514 West Eighth street.
Hefore the police are through with
the man they think thnt they will be
nble to clear up many petty crimes that
have been mysteries.
YOUNG "SLEUTH" IN TROUBLE
Lad Reads "Yellow.Back" Novels and
Has Ideas on Catching
Thrilled by stirring tales read in
"yellow-back" novels, Alfred Meek of
375 Waldo avenue, Pasadenn, left home
yesterday with a badge from a so
called detective agency and came to
Los Angeles, but unfortunately ran
amuck nt Second and Los Angeles
streets yesterday afternoon and wns ur
rested by Patrolman J. J. Murphy.
Meek en me to Pasadena from Orand
Rapids. Mich., and entered the em
ployment of a carpenter. Yesterday
he came to Los Angeles to find a new
place to work. Patrolmnn Murphy
thought that (he lnd was acting sus
piciously. Upon searching him he
found the detective badge.
When fiueslioned by the police at
the central station the officers found
that the lad wiih possessed with foollsii
Ideas n bruit capturing criminals. The
officers took the budge, pave the lad
some pood advice and allowed him to
WOMAN CHARGED WITH THEFT
Mrs. Al Mason Arrested at San Ber-
nardino on Complaint of Lodg.
ing House Guest
Mrs. Al Mhrou, charged with grand
larceny was arrested at San Bernardino
yesterday and brought to I^os Angeles
by Deputy Constable Jnck Adams. She
was arraigned before Justice Young of
the Township court during the after
noon and wns hold under bail of $1000.
Mrs. Mason was employed in a South
Spring (Ptreet rooming house and it Is
iillegod she took h pocket book con
taining $140 rroin beneath one of the
Jlason, the woman's husband. Is
nam«»d In the complaint against her ast
being Implicated in the crime. ,
An, inquisitive girl to her bOHii
Once said: "1 iini stupid. I know;
But t«»ll me. Tom. please,
• What becomes of thn brffz^.
</n thr days, I mean, when it don't blow?'
MEMBERS HELD PERSONALLY
George Smith, Head of Financial Com.
mlttee, Oeelarea There Will Be
No Shortage at End
of the Year
"There will be no deficit at the end
sf the year if the city has to close
up shop In order to avoid It." *
This statement was made yesterday
by Councilman George A. Smith, chair
man of the finance committee of the
"There Is one very good reason why
there will be no deficit," continued Mr. i
Smith, "and that is that should a de
flclt occur the councllmen are person
ally liable for the shortage. You can
rest assured that no councilman Is go-
Ing down Into lila own pocket to pay
the liabilities of the city when by sim
ply voting "no" on a demand from
some department that In overdrawn
he can avoid It. That Is Just what we|
propose to do from now on. Depart
ments that are overdrawn will have
few demands honored by, the council'
until they have practiced sufficient'
economy to make up their overdraft
"All this talk about a deficit Is non- [
sense. Some departments are over- 1
drawn, but only five months of the
fiscal year have passed nnd we still
have seven months In which to make
up any shortages. This thing occurs
every year, and why suoh a hue and
cry should be raised at this particular)
time is something thnt I cannot under- 1
stand. There tins hardly been a year
In the history of the city when th.»
council has not had to say to one 01
more depnrtinentß, 'Thus far and no
farther.' Kvery department In the city
government would overdraw its allow
ance If we would let It.
"This talk about a deficit is espe
cially to be regretted at this time,
when the city is In the money mar
ket for water bonds ami other Impor
tant features. Kuch talk can have no
other effect than to injure the city's
credit, and as It Is entirely uncalled
for It is discouraging, to those who are
doing their utmost for the city's ben
"When this question of a provisional
deficit fiinie up 1 was out of the city
nnd flld not return until the latter part
of last week. As ctinlrman of the
finance committee I am in a position
to know something übout the city's
condition and t am sorry I was not
here tn heud off this discussion before
It nroso." MrfeU
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Woman Gets $1000
Suit. Wiia brought yesterday by Callfta
h. Blanchard in the United States court
against the Los Angeles rallwny for $50,
000 damages for Injuries alleged to have
been received a year ago last Septem
ber. It whs stated during the course
of tho suit thnt. Mrs. BlanchaYd , was
thrown from a oar of the I-os Angeles
railway and disabled for lifp, hpi- hip
boiiig crushed. Tho sum of $1000 was
awarded tn Mrs, Hlanchard by Jndge
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MEN'S CLUB HOLDS BANQUET
Christ Church Members Attend Quar.
terly Gathering — Earl Rogers
The quarterly banquet of the Men's
club of Christ churcn -wns held iast
evening at the church. The arrange
ments, in charge of the Woman's guild
of the church, were novel and artistic.
The tables were arranged In the shape
of a maltese croas, the centerpiece be
ing a large mound of ferns surmounted
by a graceful potted palm. At cither
end of the table were tall clusters of
polnsettlas, the color scheme being red
and green, silver candelabra nelng
shaded in red. Covers were laM for
one hundred persons, nt each plate
a dainty buttonhole bouquH being
placed beside the club song, composed
by H. H. Been, a member of the club.
"Pioneer Days" was the topic, of Earl
■Rogers, who was followed by (3. W.
Parsons, who ppoke on "The Past and
Present of Christ Church." "Ou: St«tc"
was responded to by George Burton and
"A Word Picture of Our Club House"
by T. A. Elsen. Rev. Baker P. I,o», rec
tor t>f the church, spoke on "\ Point of
Sin in All Recreation." W. W Heath
cote spoke on "The Man of the Hour."
Brief remarks were made by Messrs.
Rockwell, Langdon, Semlncau, Wool
wine and Mllwnod.
Following are the women wtu served
' the banquet: Mines. Hoig, W. AY.
Weir, K. T. Earl. Kwif t, Clark, Grace
; Sanborn, Glass, Klmball, Badger, Green,
Walter Wren, Murphy, Ue;n, Misses
Richards, Heintz, Payne, HyniM, Gra
ham and Wyman.
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