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I 1 AMUSEMENTS
fl Salt Lake Theatre Walker
H Whiteside in "The Magic Melody,"
H matinee today and performance to-
H Orphcum (High class vaudeville.
H Matinee and evening.
H Dyric Contniuance vaudeville af-
H tcrnoon and evening.
H "The Magic Melody" in which the
H "young actor" Mr. Walker Whitc-
H side seems to be the whole thing,
H will he presented at the Sat Lake
H theatre tonight. It was presented
H last night but as Truth goes to press
H Friday atcrnoon we can't say wheth-
H cr the presentation was worthy or
H The Orphcum gave a good show
H this week, a show even passing good
H or passing well as William of Avon
H has it. The performance opened with
H Mr. and Mrs. Gottlob in a playlcttc
H called "Government Bonds." It's
H true to life. That's the highest praise
H than can be given, and it deserves it.
H Catherine Hayes and Sabcl John-
H sou were, however, the life of the
H whole vaudeville performance. Phy-
B sically very much resembling each
H other with fine figures and pleasing
H and attractive faces they combined
M histrionic and musical ability far bc-
M youd the ordinary. True wc think
m Miss Hayes overstepped good taste
M .with her bustles and artificial ctcctras
fl and her atudcuizing and very sug-
M gestive poses, but she redeemed hcr-
W self later .in the play and the sing-
H ing by Miss Johnson was well, not
M supberb, but far above the ordinary.
M Julia Kingslcy and Nelson Lewis
M' were somewhat outre in their stunt.
H The word "stunt" is detestable but
M sometimes it has to be used on ac-
m count of its expressiveness. Lewis
M is an actor and acted his part well.
1 Tlic boot black quartette, Brouil-
H lettc, Adams, Weber and Hayes were
H good. Beautiful Saltair was also on
H the programme. Just what it did
H we couldn't find out, but wc arc sure
H if the theatres would publish a pro-
H' gramme confined to what actually
H occurs oc will occur it would be a
H great relief to their patrons. In the
H programme there appears beautiful
H fountains, beautiful Saltairs, supberb
! Louvres, interesting facts, the beauti
ful store or the store beautiful, the
secret of beauty, the gourmand and
the gourmet restaurant, money before
H shoes, Pitchfork Tillman, Long John
l Critchlow's good coal, Mc Conahay
I; did it, and other such fooleries. Cut
this nonsense out and give a sensible
H piogrammc, a programme that is a
m programme, and nothing else.
I Emerson and Baldwin's display of
I dexterity and dementia, Kingslcy and
I Lewis in "After the Honey Moon"
W were amiijinng to say the least. Tin
I Frederick family acrobats gave a good
performance. Then came the Kino
drome, the Holyncss to the Lord
store, Lewis "66' rye, Daniels the
the secret of beauty, the butter and
egg market and a lot of other things
nobody knows anything about. It
was a fine show alright, alright.
Most of the social herd who take
their theaters in regular doses through
the winter months, arc well acquaint
ed with Nat Goodwin's "Cowboy and
the Lady" with M'axiuc Elliott play
ing opposite the old time favorite, and
both of them doing typical Clyde
The announcement that the Or
phcum Stock company will open in
this piece Monday evening will give
an interesting opportunity for com
parisons, and despite the fact that all
the sages have declared comparisons
to be odious it is safe to assume that
a rumor after the first night that the
Orphcum people have "made good'
will start the bunch in that direction.
There arc several people in the
large cast too, who come with rec
ords that suggest ability to go sonic,
without danger of being flagged at
the tape. Miss Lucia Moore is a very
petite and charming leading lady in
appearance, and her work will be
balanced by that of Al. Phillips, who
looks all that a leading man should to
matinee girls who would rave over
Dustin Farnum, or call the genial
Nat back for six curtains after a
thrilling third act.
Miss Moore is not making her de
but here in leading roles. She did
that with Robert Downing in his
palmy days, and also played through
seasons with Thomas Kccnc, and our
friend Wlnlkcr Wihitcsidc who is back
in town today, with an offering at the
Salt Lake house. Mr. Phillips was lead
ing man at the Keith stock house for
three years, and that means that he
showed quality, for no stock circuit
is so careful to present finished pro
ductions as the Keith people. This
season he has played in "Daughters
of Men" from which he comes to Salt
Lake after a three week's rest. Jos.
O'Mcara, who heads the support, was
formerly with Nance O'Neal as lead
ing man, while Jos Green, another of
the most capable men in the cast, se
cured a reputation as "Canby" in
"Arizona" for two seasons during La
Shclle's production of it.
If the company succeeds at all, it
should succeed decidedly, for it has
taken every pains, it assures us, to
present only finished work. There
arc fourteen people, and they carry
special scenery, in addition to which
a scenic artist of their own is em
ployed to produce anything needed in
a completed production. Following
"The Cowboy and the Lady," "The
Dancing Girl" will be given a hear
ing, and after that "The Henrietta"
and "Secret Service."
MRS. WiETZELL'S RECITAL.
Last Monday evening Mrs. Wet
zcll gave a musical recital at the Y.
M. C. A. auditorium. Mrs. Wetzcll
was assisted by Miss Florence Ilurl
bnrt and Mr. George Skclton, violin
ist. The 'programme was long but
varied, and there was not only no in
dication of weariness on the part of
the audience, but on the contrary keen
interest and enjoyment was sustained
to the end. Mrs. Wlctzcll stands in
the front rank of music teachers of
the city. The programme rendered
was as follows:
Chorus t"Mcrry June" Vincent
Wlctzcll Choral Society ...
Soprano "Love in May" .... Parker
Contralto "An Irish Folk Song"....
Mrs. Zulah II. Smith
Soprano "Una voce poco fa",Rossint
Contralto (a) "Barbara Allcn"..01d
(b) "I Wait For Thee"
Mm; Arms Fisher
Soprano i"Carina" Torry
Mezzo "Parla" (Violin obligato ....
Contralto (a) "A Mission of the
(b) "Thought Fancies"
. II. Dale Jones
Soprano ;(a) "Indian River Song"....
(b) "Love's Day"
Baritone "It is enough" (Elijah)....
Mr. John Robinson
Soprano "Onibra Lcggiera" (Dino-
Mrs. Charles Daley
Contralto "My Mother Bids Me
Bind My IIair"....IIaydn
Soprano "Loma" ....Ernest Newton
Contralto "Sognai" Schira
Soprano "I Love You, Sweet",
Mrs. Eugene Guettncr
Mezzo "Cavatina" (Gli Ugonotli)....
A'da L. Ferguson
Contralto (a) "Segurdclla"(Carmen)
(b) "Sing, Smile, Slum-
Chorus "Blossom Time", C. W.Mar-
Wetzcll Choral Society
Whether it is that The Lyric is
just sprinting at the beginning of
the closing of the regular season, or
whether it is a simple case of "im
proving with age," certain it is that
the bill served at that house of amuse
ment the past week, was "all to the
good" and calculated to make any
rival circuit in vaudeville look to its
Beginning with section I of chap
ter I in the "book of the play," which
was the Ozavc, with their "Around
the Block" stunt and divers and Sun
day antics in top-notch juggling, the
entertainment was good. "
Le Chartiers was there with "No
One Knows How Much I Miss You''
and maintained well his popularity.
May Evans whistled herself into
standing with the congregation in
one short round.
O'Neill's Minstrels proved up with
"I'll be Happy W.lien You're Dead
and Gone" by Mr. Tambo, and
"Sweetheart, My Own" by Mr. Bones.
"Dusky Maid" by the "entire comp
any" and "buck and wink" in unstint
ed measure "helped some."
Mitchell and Love took good care
to maintain the standing of the house
in their Character Comedy presenta
tion, and received their full share of
the favors of the auditors.
James Francis & Co., in the "Cra
ziest Act in Vaudeville" made the
babies-in-anns laugh howl with de
light. Sullivan and Johnson arc
great entertainers, while Miss Dur
an's "Holding Hands" is sweet and
And "The Unwritten Law; Based
on the Thaw Case." Well it is thril
ling and no denying, the congregation
was entertained by it. If the lesson it
portrays found sufficient impress up
on parents, it might be well; but it, is
probable that the gild and glamour ol
it far more impresses the youth. It
might be well if "The Unwri'tcn
Law" were also "The Unpicturcd
Viola Allen comes to the Salt Lake
theater next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday with Saturday matinee in
Shakespeare's joyous and inspiring
comedy, "Twelfth Night." It is said
that Miss Allen finds Viola, the char
acter for whom she was named, in
happy accord with her known senti
ments touching the . Shakespearean
woman, in whom purity shines re
splendent, and who represent the. best
thought that is bestowed on woman in
all the world of literature. It is said
that in her boyish masquerading she
is a delight to the eye, and that her
scenes are carried off with rare art
and with no sacrifice of delicacy. The
boystrous comedy of the play falls to
the characters of Toby Belch, Sir
Andrew A'gucchcck and Maria, a mer
ry trio, who, aided by the conceited
Malvolia, furnish an amount of
amusement that is a delightful foil
to the tender and poetic love story
which is its foundation. Scenically
the production is said to be one of
artistic completeness and romantic
beauty; picturing the loveliness of II
lirian gardens and palaces amid the
surroundings of soft and tender lights
and harmonious music. F6r the Sat
urday matinee Miss Allen will give
a unique bill consisting of acts from
"As You Like It," "Romeo and
Juliet," "Merchant of Venice" and
"School for Scandal." The sale of
seats will open Tuesday.