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W 6 TRUTH I
H "The Royal Chef," early in tho week
' swooped down upon ua and set bcforo
tho theatrical epicures a dish of musi-
cal chop suoy and rag time noodles.
"Tho Itoyal Chef" has been before tho
public for tho past two seasons. Never
boforo, however, has ho ventured into
tho Salt Lake kitchen. At last, ho
camo; ho saw and ho doparted. This
musical comedy was written, and first
produced, in Chicago. Its distinctive
features aro tho many (illusions to tho
Windy City and plaintive- ditty, sung
by tho comedian, who pours his heart
out in vocal yearnings for Chicago.
Because of this tho big town on Lako
Michigan took kindly to tho "Itoyal
Chef and filled his apron with good
hard money. Then tho "CTief" went
to Now York only to bo Indifferently
received. Tho reason was obvious.
Tho pieco oozed with nn over-sumclon-
cy of Chicago. It was llko shipping
anthracito coal to Scranton, Pennsyl-
vanla. Now York was mad because
of tho intrusion into musical comedy
of an impudent western town. Had
not Now York always Insisted on writ-
ing and producing all tho' musical
shows for tho entlro country? Could
not Now York's Journeymen librettists
and machine-working composers turn
out "Itoyal Chefs" by tho gross and
that, too, under union rules and with
H out overtimo?
Tho Now York critics roasted CHI-
cago for its musical lmpudonco in
sending such a show to eastern audi-
enccs. From morn to dowy ove tho
anvil chorus rang out upon tho qulver-
At last tho "Chef" fell Into his own
: tureen and disappeared from Broad-
j way. Now York will brook no rivals
in tho musical comedy business.
II On tho road, however, "Tho Royal
) Chef" has been successful. Here wo
, can feel nono of tho potty jealousy of
' Now York. To us westerners, Chicago
' covers tho wholo map, and, thoroforo,
"Tho Royal Chef" was voted a divert-
ing musical absurdity.
I At tho Orphcum, this week, Minnlo
Kaufman is doing somo absolutely
clover trick-riding on a bicycle. The
little lady Is certainly tho Queen of tho
Wheel. There seems to bo no limit
to her possibilities and her marvelous
doings on tho wheel take away tho
breath of tho audlonco. Miss Linden
Beckwlth introduces a unique feature
with her singing. She sings her songs
whllo standing In a largo gilded frame,
cho l.orsoU forming tho pretty plcturo
an actual "singing portrait" as tho
program says. Tho farcical sketch
"Too Many Darlings," is one of tho
greatest dramatic crimes yot perpo
i trated upon an Orphoum audience.
I know it is a dlfllcult matter to pro-
euro a farco or sketch suitable for tho
vaudovillo stage. But oven this ap-
peal to tho charity of an audience is
, no excuso for "Too Many Darlings"
ond Georgia Gardner and Joseph Madi
dorn aro at least two too many. Vo-
cal gems from grand opera aro roni
derod by tho Italian trio In excellent,
1 1 manner. Sprightly and vivacious Is,
Katherlno Nugent tho self-confessed
"American Cissy Loftus." Katie I
)' bog pardon, Kathorlne is thoro also
with tho naughty, naughty llttlo wink
ing cyo a la Cissy Loftus. Miss Nu-
' gent impersonates famous stage wo-1
H men from Anna Held to tho soubrotto,
who thinks sho Is tho wholo show.
' Chlnko, England's craekerjack jugglor
H, docs somo clover things and dexter
H ously disengages himself from n hope-
less mlxup with bric-a-brac, china-
wnro and other flying articles. His
I1 llttlo lady assistant is about tho limit.
Hi in cutencss.
Manager Petrich's experiment with
tho tcn.twcnty and thirty cent prices
has proved successful at tho Lyric.
Tho houso has been doing a spicdid
business all through tho week and the
now company In "Tho Man Without a
County" has made good. Ono of tho
pleasant features of tho Lyric Is tho
special matinees for ladies and chil
dren. Thcso matinees aro attended I
by ladles of refinement and culture,
which, In itself, speaks volumes for
tho select management of tho house.
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Closing Act "DIXIE," at HI HENRY'S MINSTRELS.
Georgo Ado's well known musical
comedy "Peggy From Paris" will bo
seen at the Salt Lako theatro next
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Among tho musical hits of "Peggy
from Paris'.aro "College Days," "Lilly
My Easter Lily," and "Birdie." Fol
lowing "Peggy from Paris" and ap
pearing for two nights and matineo
will bo Hi Henry's famous minstrels.
HI Henry and his black faced merry
makers aro well known in ZIon 'nuff
said. i t
I Another houso will bo added to tho
i Orphcum circuit to-morrow night whon
tho handsomo now Orphoum at St.
Paul opens it doors for fourteen per
formances each week. Tho manage
ment of this latest vaudovillo theatro
Is Jules F. BIstcs, who mado such a
hit hero last season, when ho opened
tho Salt Lako Orpheum on schedule
tlmo Christmas day.
HARRY LE GRANDE.
THELMA AT THE LYRIC.
Thero is no better romantic play
on tho stage today than "Thelma,"
which will bo presented at the Lyric
all next week. It Is a dramatization
of Marie Corolli's beautiful story of
tho Norseland and will bo presented
in a manner seldom seen at tho Lyric
prices. Two new comedy parts havo
been written in to lighten up tho
moro sombre scenes. The new com
pany has mado good at tho Lyric and
I thero Is no doubt that a largo week's
business will bo dono at Salt- Lake's
popular family theater next week
with tho beautiful "Thelma."
Additional Press Scintilations.
Harry Harper and Iko Russell, of
tho News aro doing very good work In
their roports of tho proceedings in
tho Sheets case.
Ben Roberts leaves tho Herald today
and goes over to tho Inter-Mountain
Republican. Mr. Roberts has been po
lice reporter on tho Herald for somo
For nice distinctions In tho use of
I ho English language oven tho Phila
delphia lawyer might learn something
f'om certain street car conductors oi
Boston. Thoughtlessly and Hghtheart
e.lly I said to a conductor tho other
day: "Do you go to Blank street?"
Thq answer camo: "No, but this car
patscs that street."
ALL NEXT WEEK
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