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'o ' TRUTH I
. There arc three "acts" at the Or-
fe plicum this week, cither one of which
K. 'is worth the price of admission, and
m it is really a task to pick the best one.
' "Flindcr's Furnished Flat," is a cle
ft vcr little comedy which keeps the au-
Jr dience in a roar, while the singing ol
" Muollcr and Mueller is of a quality
JjS ' of pleasing excellence seldom found
f . on the vaudeville stage. As to the
I , gymnastic work of Potter and Palmer,
j. it is simply of the highest order and
we fail to sec how it could he mater
ially improved upon. Then there's
j the- "Parisian Models," Rose and
r 8 Jcanettc, who do a dancing and pus-
" ing stunt that is not half bad; the lady
t ' l! whistler, Helen Adair, who gives lm-
f itations of birds and operatic selcc-
X, tions in a creditable manner, and the
r hoop rollers, Mullcr, Cluinii and Mill-
f lcr, who do some remarkable feats
i with the hoops. It'j a good show,
; and one that anyone with a healthy
' appreciation of the good things in
; vaudeville can not help enjoy. As us
ual the music as furnished by the or
- fhestra under the leadership of Prof.
Wcihc, is a most enjoyable part ol
.(he program. Even the moving pic-
t., tures arc better than usual this week.
i. On the 29th of this month two big
stage productions which will visit
r' ' Salt Lake later in the season will
leave New York City to begin a tour
I "of the United States. They 'arc "The
: ' Land of Nod," and "Coming Thro'
'' the Rye," under the management of
: the Rork company. The "Coming
' Thro' the Rye" production has been
newly equipped with scenery and
costumes, and the company of eighty
" ' comedians, vocalists, and dancers will
f'x 1 be headed by Frank Lalor, who has
, achieved distinct celebrity by his
unique performance of Nott, the Tai-
I lor. "The Land of Nod," is an cx-
, I travaganza in the performance ol
' j ' which upwards of one hundred people
are employed, and has made a dis
J tinct hit in New York City.
' June Matins, a Salt. Lake girl, is
ft , the 'Jcading lady of a "Brewster's
1 j 1 Millions"" company that opens the
i I season at Utica, New York, on Au-
I gust 30, under the management ot
Cohan & Harris. The rise of Miss
1 Mathis, whose father is the well
I known Main street druggist, has been
a rapid and deserved one, and Salt
I Lakers-will pe pleased to. learn of
l . her good berth for the forthcoming
I Lottie. Levy James, one of Salt
. Lake's talented singers, who married
'' a noted tenor of New York, Cecil
1 James, is visiting her parents in this
city. It is quite probable that a ro
ll cital will be given by Mr. James, as
l. i sisted by Mrs. James, and one of
1' Salt Lake's leading instrumentalists,
J in the near future.
Clyde Fitch has returned from a
five months' stay in Europe, during
which time he superintended the re
hearsals of and witnessed the pro
duction of Truth, in which Marie
Tempest scored such a big hit. The
play is to be priduced in Holland,
Sweden, Germany and Italy. Mr.
Fitch wrote a play called Bluff, dur
ing his European stay, and it will b?
produced some time this season.
'Daniel FVohman has disposed of his
interest in The Spoilers to Charles
E. Blancy, who is said to have paid
over ten thousand dollars for the ou'.
put. The play has been entirely re
written since its production in New
York, and will now be produced in
a high-class mclo-dramatic manner.
It will receive its first presentation on
Harold Vizard, quondam comedian
of the Augustin Daly musical com
pany, has been engaged by John Cort
for one of the principal comedy roles
in "The Alaskan," the new Blcthen
and Girard comic opera which John
Cort presented for the first time in
New York, on August 12th.
Corinne has signed contracts lor
forty weeks in vaudeville, opening at
Shea's, Buffalo, N. Y., the first week
of -September. Her feature" song
number will be a Mexican serenade,
"My Chiquita," which has been writ
ten for her by Alfred G. Robyn and
"A Fool and His Girl" will be pro
duced in Washington on September
30. But you won't have to go to
Washington to see a fool and his girl;
you can sec them any evening, com
ing, in from Saltair.
Harry Corson Clarke, well known
to Salt Lakers will open his fall and
winter season at the Shubcrt theatic
Milwaukee, September 1st. Margaret
Dale Owen has renewed her contract
with Mr. Clarke for leading business,
this being Miss Owen's fifth season
with the comedian.
A cable dispatch from Paris is re
sponsible for the report that Frederic
Thompson is being urged by a syn
dicate of Parisian capitalists to build
and operate a Luna Park on the Seine
a few miles from the French capital
The title of WV II. Crane's new play
of which George Adc is the author
is "Father and the Boys." It is in
four acts, and M Adc is said to have
succeeded in wn ;ng a play that, will
fit the peculiar style of Mr. Crane.
Stcpanie Longfellow, who claims
to be a grand niece of the poet Long
fellow, will be seen in "Checkers"
this season, playing the leading part
Fanny Marinoff has been engaged
as leading woman with Max Figman
in his second tour in "The Man on
the Box," which will begin Septem
ber 30th, and extend to the .Pacific
coast this season, being in Salt Lake
some time during the season.
The New York Theatrical Mechan
ics' association, Lodge No. I, which
is the oldest theatrical organization
in existence, has elected Adelaide
Kcini an honorary member, a dis
tinction conferred upon very few wo
men of the stage.
Sarah Truax, who has been spend
ing her summer vacation at Lake
Minnetonka, has begun rehearsals of
"The Spider's Web," with which she
will begin her season at Ithaca, New
York, on September 16th.
Maxinc Elliott's new play is called
"Under the Greenwood Tree," and
she will use it at the Lyric theatre
in London, commencing September
IN THE BISHOP'S CARRIAGE
That the theatre goers of this city
will have an opportunity Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday nights and
Wednesday inathic; of Witnessing
one of the most popular events of
the theatrical season is evidenced by
the fact that Licbcr & Company will
make a return engagement with the
popular play of "In The Bishop's
Carriage," in which J'essic Busley
created a sensation when she appear
ed here last season. Miss Busley
will return this season with an en
tirely new production and one of the
Hallctt Thompson will appear as
William Latimer; George Richards,
famous at one time as principal com
edian in Hoyt's "A Temperance
Town," will appear as a bibulous Ed
ward Ramsey; the Bishop will .be
portrayed by George Caston. The
remainder of the rompany is prac
tically the same as appeared here last
season. Caroline Harris will appear
as Mrs. Latimer, and Virginia Reeves
will be seen as Mrs. Ramsey.
A REAL TREAT.
Lovers of vaudeville arc promised
a real treat next week, when that
popular playhouse enters on its third
week of business.
The program contains a list of at
tractions that are said to be all star
head line. First there is "The Stun
ning Grenadiers" headed by Mere
dith Mcredru and Maud Carbett
Wherever they have performed they
have caused little short of a sensation
in amusement circles. There are six
girls in the company all of whom arc
noted for their beauty and comliness.
They are all an even six feet tall no
nore no less, just six feet tall each
of them. It required much patient
labor to get the aggregation together
as they arc girls picked from
several hundred who were tried out In R
London, England. Their singing and
their marching drill is said to be ,
something entirely out of the ordi
nary, and has made good in two con
tincnts and Salt Lake is indeed for
tunate in having a chance to sec this H
production, as it is really one of the
truly big acts on the circuit.
James Nicl and Edyth Chapman
present a new and thoroughly enter
taining playlet entitled "The Lady
Across The Hall" and the press no
tices say they arc not only able, talent
ed actors, but their play is one of the
best short plays on the stage.
Billy Gaston and Ethel Green will
be seen in "Bits of Musical Comedy"
These people arc late from "Babes in
Toyland" and the "Wizard of Oz,"
which is in and of itself a rccom-
Herniation that gives assurance that
they arc high grade performers.
Lcs Jardys arc a pair of French
equilibrists who have won fame in
Europe and America with their as
toundingly perfect balancing work.
Then Gartcllc Bros, show up the fni
ny as well as the artistic side ol
roller skating. They appeared here
last season and arc favorably remem
Chas. B. Ward is billed as an up
to date entertainer, and promises to
deliver his part of the goods.
Wiillarci Wcihc and the Orchestra
have a new musical program and the
Kinodromc is supplied with new films
so the prospects at the Orphcum next
week arc mighty bright.
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS. ;
'Cecil James, .the celebrated new
York tenor, will possibly be heard
in a recital in this city in the near
future, under the management of
Fred Graham. Mr. James is the hus
band of Miss Lottie Levy, one of
Salt Lake's talented singers, an old j
and valued member of the Salt Lake
Opera company. Mr. and Mrs. James
arc at present visiting the lady's par
ents. Maud Powell, said to be the world's
greatest violinist, and an artist of
rare accomplishments will be heard
in. this city in the near future.
A benefit concert for the striking
telegraphers occurred Friday, Aug-
ust 23, at the First Methodist church.
Numbers were given by four of the
first prize winners at the musical
Chautauqua contest, held last month
at Wandamcrc. The most prominsing
features appearing is a trio, Saint
Saens for piano violin and organ
by Professors J. J. McClellan, E.
Kimball and Andrews in addition
to which solos by II. Dougall, II. En
sign and Fred Graham will add to
the excellence of the entertainment.
As an example of the Oriental trait
of adhering to formula the Japs went
to the unnecessary trouble of pro
mitigating a rumor before they had
the King of Korea resign.