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THE KANSAS PIT? JOUHyAL. SUNDAY. AH1IL If, 1895.
THE WEEK AT THE! HEATERS
fJOMtlTIU.Ml.UHnT Till! Cl'ltllKNT TUN
ii:.eii:9tii- tiii: amciiil.v.n .sr.uin.
llltttirhlin Krrrntrlrllln lint rnrounteliiB;
I'marr" Ontiiisllc nnd .Mnsleal At
tr.lrtlnno( I lilt Week Jieitrsuf
(limit mid l.tictl InletMt,
Tlie quntion ns to whether the since
Is ironing better or wont liny seem
ritlT hmknt-ved, bvit It Is pcf"lsenly
iv 1 these Any, nnd there Is somclhlni:
i.riflcmit In tli iimistencf.
omoni has nuked ma to clve m opin
ion on the tnnttor, nnd like everjone rise
who lieu Home nen,iMlntnoo with the the
ater, 1 Una the suhjeft n futillnn one.
It 14 Irot so dltllctitt to answer is It li
to qu.illt) nn answer.
When Mr. William It. Crnne was ftked
thp question tin oilier day, ho unheal
fittingly answered that tho theater Is
Kcinir backward. He, of eour, basest his
ndvre criticism upon the themes of dec
mlntlon which enter Into many of the so
cnlle 1 AVletj plays of tin diy, and upon
t'.c tctiiencev toward Indecent novrltv In
tho Miu'pvllle louses. He eenur"g thent
rl il mnmiKors for exploiting enntlon
and believe'! the only rillcf IU coinu
It must be admitted tlmt there Is at pres
nt a powerful tendency In the direction
of senntlornl themes, nnd thin temlen-y,
etmnce to say, gets It, Mrentrth from soin
of the leadlnir writers. The divntrcr Is not
eo much In what these writers havi ex
ploited n In what may r'sult from their
example. So far the selection of darlnc
themes ban been nltnost cntlf'lv contlned
to certain European writers. The American
dramatists hue Kenmlly selected whole
porno subjects for their dramas, even If
some of them have ndapted unwholesome
playn from foreli;n tongues. Tho chief of
fetiso of the American writers lion been
In the elaboration of the specialty farces,
om of which are particularly brluht nnd
oharmlnclv diverting, but others of which
are cllscustlnirly coarse or Insidiously
In the borreised serious drama we ere ad
mitting discussions that could not possibly
have enraced the nttentlon of elf-rcspect-lnp
theatcrcoers of this country a dozen
years ago. Then discussions have the
merit of bclntr clvT, and It Is an almost
Indisputable fact that comparatively few
American theatcrBors nre attracted by
the themes fo much as they are by the
treatment. Many of them nre simply un
prejudiced admirers of tha art la spite
of tha subjects.
I belleva that the ultimate result of the
examples of the Sudermnns, the lbsens,
tha Plneros, the Joneses ami others of
their class will be for the cood of the art
without serious Interference with tho mor
ula of tha taB9. These truth hunters, as
they style themselves, have made the mis
take of conflnlna themholves to very nar
row lines. Within those lines they have
brought to Ylcw the varieties of
life with nn nmazlni fidelity nnd
even a Puritan cannot but admit the con
vincing; quality of their art. Hut if theso
writers arc truthful, vvhy do they not take
a. more expansive view of life? There Is
only one nnswer to this, nnd that I that
vbe Is h'enernlly ntti.xrtlvu. nml they nru
willliiB lo trade uikjii its iopiil.iritv. The
commodity brings .1 hik-htr price In Uurop.
than It ilexes In this counto, nt Rust us
in-asiinl by the theati r box olllcc. Then -fore,
thtv have irone Into xcull.ir paths to
rather their m iterlals. They h.ivp foi
saken the workshop and the oHlc for the
dlhscctlntf room and the dhorte court.
The h.ue found the bcalpel more dra
matic than tho cMslI They h.io wnn
dered from thu hills and llelds to breathe
the sordid atmosphere of the club room and
the camlni; house. To them a happy fnm
ll has, no charms when made nn alternato
with a cosslp party. Tin- rout of nn army
is not to be romp.ired with the dlcoery
of a liaison. On woull suppose from their
fruits that there Is no sufferlnir In thu
world, save that born of conjugal inflik-l-I
that all tho commandments had been
annulled sae one; that the moat at
trartivo thine on earth Is a crazy patch
I do not wlsli to fay that there Is no
piacu on the stak-e for tho discussion of
fu-h themes as thoto Feleeti-d by the,)
writers They i late to some of the stionj,
est ltallties of inudern tocb ty; but It H
tho persistent adherence to these subj i ta
that Is n wearinets to the ileh an ! M ihn
spirit In Justice to the KnBllsh an 1 oilier
3'uropcan writers of this cult. It -houl 1 be
said that the public for which tluv wnta
Is better prepared to receive their products
than Is the American public. litre we Immi
no distinction In theatefBolns ex pt In i h
Manding of the ie?pectko hou es 'iur
nudienrrs nra promlftuotis. How ear! or
how lato the jouiik people hhould be In
structed In the dlsnsTeeable truths of the
world, Is ar ..ther subject; bu' It i in hari
ly bo disputed that ths playhouse Is not
tho place for startling revelatluns There
fore, so lonif as our south Ik dlftlnctiwly
Inuenuous as a whole, the theater should
be made to respect our rnclil conditions.
Our American writers understand this b t
ter and so they should and tha most ex
aetlnif can have no qunrrel with the works'
of Howard, Thomas, Ue.Millo and other
laidlns American dramatists. While w
admire the nrt of I'lnero. for example, let
us fancy how It mlcht hnvfl been applied
alon? other lines, had he chosen to search
ts zealously as he has In tho arkd cases
of profllgatc-a and courtesans,
With so much quallilc-xtlon, I answer that
the stage Is setting better. These ry
writers who? wurlt somo people condemn
unconditionally have shown the wuj. As
suggested before, the chief danger may lie
In gross nnd Inartistic Imitations, although
thero Is little danger that an In.trtlstle of.
fort along this line can me. Theso thum-s
In ono form or another will Iw emplojed
properly, eloquentl) and effeetlvely on the
rtago for' all tlmo to come, and when In
spired by proper motives and treated with
good tame, they can not but work ultimate
good. Ttko such a play as "Sowing thu
Wind," for example. ISarrlug a tc-w bru
tally nnd unnecessarily frank lines, ono
ran not Imagine a more powerful appeal
for good thnn Is made hen
The art of acting has advanced. The art
Is In keeping with tho nge. Wo are lea
Ideal, less lomantlc thnn in former times,
but wo are nearer truth, 'ihls may not be
more i onduclve to human comfort: I do not
think It !; but It Is better ait. Wo have
lost the fan. If ill lllghts and the stilted he
robs of former tltiica and In their places
have the art of expression reduied as nctr
10 nature's standard as the stage may
bring It Our piodui-ls may be regarded as
les wonderful t'rvtMlcins, becauso less lm
aginative, less ideal, but they are better
art because more truthful, more real.
Again, the people of the stage are pet
ting b-'tir. Notoriety no lomfcr has the
commcr lal value, (hat It did several veurs
ago, and tin people of the stage under.
Hand this as well as the public. The free,
dorn of the more or 1-ss Jloheiman life
which the people of tho stage am com
pelled to live has been curtailed mid there
Is dally a greater degree of propriety In
sisted upon in tho best ranks of the nrofes.
elon The theater s attracting a, better
class of p0,l Into Its servl e. Acting Is
one of the t Milztd prof. sMons, and the
prejudice which has txisted klrn'O Its origin
Is growing less i.icli jcir.
The attitude of the church toward the
theater Is growing less strained than It
Iub ever been before Thtre are still come
of the tlerg who hold the anrlont grud'u
anain.t the playhouse, and they have Mime
modern Instances to sustain their picjit.
dhes; but the chunh as a whole has rec.
ognlzed the theater as fndestrm tlble and
as a great Institution, worthy of better
ment, if not for any other rea on than be
cause It la on institution that must b
I hopi that legislation again, t such evils
tt do exist at the present time may not
be nllempled, except Mien ns msy re,ch
ettreme olfenses The hlslor) of ! Kistn
tloti tiRnlnst the theater Is full if rl II' ttlotts
examples of Ignorance and prrjinlii ftiic h
abuses ns exist reflect more blame upon th
mniiSKeri than usin nnyone else It Is not
mini tent to ny tlmt thej give the public
what It wnmls. The public or a support
ing putt of II. rtt le(-wanla manv lltligs
that the t will not allow II to have, and
She re art1 some things, evn within the
sw, that self-respecting nmtiacers should
miimtc to orter "Imply becauie it will
Sine expressing mvself on the connlc
tlon Ix-tween tl original purpo'o nnd the
twrverteil cencltialoi of I'lnero a plni, "The
rrofllgate," which .Mies llurrnugli preaent
I at the Ccwtea last week, I have learned
that the play na rttat given In London had
a very dlffprent lat act. As tt stands oh
vroul 1 supr" that the dmmntlat had
written thren acta mid grown tired of his
subject and turtle I it over to some dram
atic jobber to bring to u conclusion. In the
published verrtoti the veralutt originally
acted in I.on Ion- Itenshaw, th profligate,
Is mad" to anfTer for and espial? his crimes
precisely as n. woman would have been
f If YL0for m5i
M S S jnARlJAiVSlV li!
made to puffer for and expiate the ram
offense. Mrs. Kenshaw In that version
comes on tho scene Just after the fatal
draught has been tiken. Some one, through
a mistaken Idea of populai demand, pre
vailed upon the dramatist, agtlnn his mot
earnest protest, to change the list act so
that It might end happily. Hut docs It end
happllv .' Is It not a most mijerable end
ing; If Mr. I'inero me tnt anything, be
meant to portray a woman of such purity
that association with a man like Kenshuw,
THIS Wiiiil', AlTKACTIOXa.
uiivi- ins "uiiociri ... rjiiwiwi ii. ;. i more inorougniy tt Herself for Interpreting
would b profanation Such a reconcilla- the role. .Miss 'Mnrtlnot had gone abroad
tlon is very problematic.! Indeed 1011 have and lit(d the Austrian capital for the Tpur
grave doubts of the future happiness of , p0Se of mastering the c hnracterlsUPlFun
elther the man or the woman, and vou in- J.arlan dances a reii vS i. ,,1,1 i,i ...
stlnctively feel that the Sc-otcli lawver has to exec5te he reftirned nml r"
been cheated. Aa the pi iv stands it means ,. Vrsals ; nroweded n in I iLiZw
,,..1, m-.tht-iiic vt'tiv i viT'trvw ! l u1s pi' i eiieu up to the vv eunesijay
tioth.r.g etliicatij. At bjiA ii.lLll.vn. night nreei dine the Mnndnv nnentn.- m.,m
some ms.indi rs'anillng between her and
riis Great t'hli.igii Onliestrn nnd Other the tnge manager Mls Martlnot threw up
siniiic- tun. iimniiiKii '"1 ""! thus Impcilllng the succ.ss of nn
btnuu, nuts Aiiiiouiici. undemking upon vvltlth many thousands
Chief theatric il interest, for two days of of dollars had nlreadv been spent. The
this week it least, will center In the re- management was In great dlsm ly, but the
turn of the Chicago c.rchestia under tho next morning called In Miss Jansen, ex
direction of Theodore Thorn is Mr. Thomas plelned the circumstances to her and asked
Is one of the great condititots who has If she would be willing, nt thi" hort no
been fnlthful to this city, lie has visited tlee to undertnke the role It was an nr
It with rcgularltj for a numbi r of seasons, duou and extremely dltllcult task, bu: Mi's
and has .ilvv i.v.s brought a great orgatilza- Jansen agreed to do the bet she could
tlon Ills nppearame this week will be She threw her whole soul Into the work
nntli r tho utlsliices of the Anolio Club, mid and trui-tod to her en-neat efforts The
this orgiilzulon will give- tho event tiddl-
tlonnl character, especially as there will
be one choral number on the last pro-
gramme. Mr. Thomas Is ono of tho fow
conductnrs who can Infuse, enthusiasm Into
eveij plaser tindci his baton Ills work
Is nlways scholailv, anil Is characterized
with a degree of technical finish thut no
one can gainsay
Mr Mux li. ndlx is silll Mr. Thomas'
llrst violinist, iitul one of the mot delight-
ful features of the mm nth will be the
themo and vailiHoiis iTsc! alkowsl.j),
MH3. GnS'HVR.V JOlIXSTOXH-niflHOP.
nlaved bv the orchestra with violin ahll.
gato by Mr. Hendlx. This will bo plavcc
iittur dltUellvt? c hatucteristlus of Ami rl
can inuslc Tha udvanco said woubl in, II
eate that tho events will nn el with the
same support that has fornuily been given
ilio 'i nomas oiinuaira in tins city The
.onceris will bo glvon 'lursday and
Wednesday e tilings and Wednisduv nfir
noon. Tim progi amines will be as follows:
Ti i:aiiv i:vi;m.no
Symphony No "Piuin the Now World"
adugtu-nllt-gio iiiolto. largo, echirrio, ullo
gro con luuco (Dvorak)
Scenn uml Alia "1'relsehuts" (Weber),
lrs. Gencvra Johnstone-lllslioii.
Themo and vuilutlons, I'limle. op
tTschalkowsky), vlulln obllEato, Mr. ,
m - -i
it r inn iintr eniiettrr. lit tuner ,n until v.tii
ti""0 ' "'ll'a.nesKreir last
""WJS'i'l! Jiutl. a number of Jffn,J5? 4Jow,:' k.nf.t,e",b,uty" w',',M,,i
rl1;nbod.e,,i,W!.!,'giU btft.li fl;S&?,lT; MS S. IRS case'wlll
Waltz "Dornroschen" (Tschalkovvsky) lluiiiillul MlllhiniV IteidliiK..
VAhM ,lBTi?c'i,Jiatas"1)' iJ"'' Oe""Vr.i Mr. Hannibal A. Williams, the dlstln-Johnsonc-Illsliop.'
Kulshed Bhakespeaiean scholar and reader
Prelude and closing scena "Trlsmn .. V. in .,ii. thrJ in . i .i...",F."r.er!
Isolde.". vorsplel-"DIo Jlelstertlngcr"
I IIUIUI Ulltl IUKUC UlUCUj.
March (Schubert). i "".
pyertuie-"I.eonore" No. 3 (Heethoven).
Weddlns March with iuriatiou4 (Gold-mark)
ui.Tiuit-".e luiiiii jestivul" (Urahms). ' "The Taming of the Shrew," A largo nil m-
"I Siegfried Idjl" (W agiwr). ber of society people huve branio sub.
?vvr,;u?a'l0fiMm,T.'f?.rlv., efjl.? to tlfasl 'readings 'and "hare
xi. inbt-sniniv ' um"r llh 8 Uuaiu" enough tickets taken to Insure a large
eUndelssoIiii und dltlnuUhed gathering each evening.
.VreiirMr fl.'d?ge J u! ,,nf,r0m AIUa 51r Williams has been before the public
( sdiLL" 'uinftnii' r.i,,'i . . tome e.ar. an' hi inailij such a profound
sdaJleTTo Harillon (1 tzet rtlUjt' "1,",let. tudy of the ilas he brings to public at.
naahieiiu, larnion inn), tcntioti In ttild uuv that It Is a ilMicrht tn
Preltnt nnd glotlllcation "I'nralfat"
fatitata "llvmn of rrnlse" Menttl
ssohn, pollo Cluii
Kolnlsts- Mrs. tlenevra .tohn(one-HIhop,
soprano, .Mr. UCorge J. Hntnlln, tenor.
.Marie ,tnnfii In n New l'lny
A novelty of the week nt the theaters
will be the ntst orP"nrance here of Miss
Marie Jansen n a star, Miss Jnnsen has
hot been seen In this oily since she was n
member of Mirnull'a forces some eight
years ago. she has alnce become fo pronil
"-'it In the theatrical world as lo bo well
limwn evn in cities where she has hot
plaed. She will be .n this week In a
new comedy, "Delmonico a at C." In which
she has been very successful for two sea
son. Her company Is nn Interesting one,
including 1 redertc Itond. who mnde such
.,'il...nv:f.,'?, "T. ranchman " Aristoc
racy;' William Norrls, Clarence Herllnge,
Oiarles Mason, draco Huntingdon anJ
J''rih',L'Ji!1,f,n.l"t Interesting thing that
"Jtf.r ' ?ilM J"""" n lhl time Is
Lwr..',1"'.?1,'! fotnantlc circumstance
which served to bring her Into prominence.
Sho had been singing In companies on the
road, and had finally been given an engage
ment nt the rnsltio At that time .Miss
Jlartlnot was the prima donna at the Ca
sino and one of the greatet favorites of
the metropolis. The new opera of ".N'adjj"
was about to be brought out and the most
el iborate preparations had been made for
Its presentation It will be recalled tint
the chief character, Nndjy, was a Hun
garian beau-y, the premier clnni'Ue at the
Grand opera house In Vienna
is so mnmentous In th nn st nt.iltn'n tit n
new mttslcil 01 drama:, c v ork Owing to
critical Monday night iam the boue was
packed with a brilliant. dlsilti"iiuhe.l nml
critical audience of first nlghters and
though friendly In Its at ..ude, neither af-
fected by notion nor sentiment. Tho voting
girl, who, under such trying circumstances
had volunteered to occupy the place of
an experienced ami highly admired prima
dorina, went nt her task bravely and before
tlm in rfornnnce wan half over had com-
pletely captured the great throng present
The next morning the papers, without a
dUsenting voice, rang with her praise.
i ami rrom tnat itnv miss janen's place In
inn esteem oi mo iieiv lorn puouo was
"In Old 'I cnuessee."
Tho pi" Lenten season will b inaugu
rnted at tl filllls opera houee this after
noon with "In Old Tciinesi,-.." a p,ay now
to Kitisns CMtv Tho tits Indicates the
time of the plsy to be the days when the
dnrltev loved best his master nnd next to
him the old plantation, davs when the sun
ill-mvirid him Pi the lottnn Held and the
night breezes were laden with songs. Thut
this diss of plav is populvr cannot le
gainsaid .and Is not surprising, ltegard
less of literary merit, any storv mti't
needs be Interesting Hat has to do with
the mo?t Important epoch of American his.
toiv; with the iieero whose fieedain cost
the country Mich snirllims. The piny nic
tates the chivalrous kind-heart, d plillin
"thinnle Southern iit.mler fnlnnel c'nil,...nB
Hlr ptlnclple nlm In llfo Is to give tri-tdoni
to a niimbir of slaves that lie has Inher-
iipu iroiu ins lacncr. vv ncn circumstances
will permit he will expoi t his col-inv Into
Kansas, where ho has arranged 'for a
trot t of land Tho soung man who .-nines
I to 'IVniu ssee to negotiate tho sale falls In
'love with tho planter's daughter, nnd tho
leeiing 1" recijn a men. , nelglitiorlng
plinter holds an ovenlue obligation ngnlnst
Fplutgcs und claims his money or the
daughter's hand In matrlnge In lieu of
same. Helng leftists! ho nttempts to kid
nap the girl, but is frustrate I by tho oil
slave, Uii'le Pete. Tho expedition rwactus
Kansas nnd tho event Is cclelunted by a
cakevvnlk In which the lu-giu element of
;V organiauo n gets lull swing Urnest
Iloct.ui takes the clixnie-tor of old Undo
rite, in which ctnracterlzatlon lo hts
Ad i (iriy In "Hint tonne,"
The Ninth Street opera house will this
.. . . . .: : . ... ..." . .--. :-.. ....-.
tttctt uiii-r ni uriii in "i;ast iAnne."
,' - ".v.r.'".ii.. ..'"'' .' VI J"" l?J
nbl - for tho endurance (,f )Hr iojiuHrlty In
..--;-,-- -"---- .--.- ic.ii.iin-
oiiiMin ctjiiit'ii. i inn vuiiuiuit'ii pupiiianiy
is silk- ciuill table to tho star and tho
pli. MUs Gri Is an emutlonal acttei,s
of Kenuluc power, and Hie piny Is onu of
exceptional heart Interest The comblna.
tlon Is a good one, and therefore thu con.
linnet! Rllccittl lis nn nltr.it Htm lo .An. III..
neenlinletl fnr. TIlA ll.sllitl miillnu&j t.tltl l.
In nr.Tr... .n
- I UD 111 LWUM il.lllUC.
.. ..... .- t. -.... v I ..III WC
weelt at Guild hall ( n,Vr," r ,U" ,
ehuich. Monday evening ha will read
.i..::i. - ei...i, -..-.:. .- ...:..ww,...
Ring lleniy i ," Tuesday evening, "The
Hem, tu iiv-ti ma jeuuiti(,0,
'I lie (irind Ojiern Sale. i
The sale of seats for the German opera
season. U progressing steadily, vvlth every
Indication that the ceasou will be a treat
tinners iwir, .iiiu itttiiiesusv cvon iv
.-..- .1,V ..,. ,--...-, . ..... MB u II1B Kiel.
ueefss While thet are still -ood seats left
at nl prices, It should b borne In mind
ths.1 Ihey nre being taken every day, nnd
those who wnnt the ndvantnge of selection
should, not .delay, ns the best seats will
am -i be tnken. Out-of-town orders nre
mining. In rntildty, nnd ea h dtv brings nd
dltlontl evidence lht tho event Is Im
portant, not only to Kansas City, but to
This week the Chicago engagement of
the company will begin, nnd next week the
operas will be given In Ht. louls.
llftle rtlslcr In Two 1'lnys.
Theater palrons show n reneweJ Inter
est In tho presentation of standard plavs
when Interpreted by an actress of ntilc
Hllslera standing, and the capable cam
t . . r 1 t'l
pany the public Is accustomed to sec with
her. Her nppearanco nt the Grand opera
hoit'c IlastiT week Bhotil I prove a most
cnjovnble dramatic occasion. To praise
this excellent actress would be onlv to re
echo what has been said manv limes be
fore. A more conscientious nctress Is not
found on the stage lo-dny. Hach time Fhe
Is seen only adds to her popularity, and the
nlrcndy largo number of her admirers,
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday nnd Wedntsday
evening, nnd Sunday and Thursday mil
lnecs, "Jiaiel Klrke," which Is as closely
linked with Hllle mister's name as Is the
Ice tn thi. nnr it III lie tire.entril.
The remaining evenings of the week and
Saturday afternoon, "Doris," Itobert Droti
et's successful drama, vvlll bo seen. This
beautiful plav tells an Interesting stotr
of everyday life. In which the purity of
woman's love has to do lnttle with preju
dice and Intrigue. In Its dram tile construc
tion It represents a scries of well drawn
pictures, full of strong light nnd shad
ows, made up of love, sentiment, pathos and
passion Mile Hllslcr's creation of Doris Is
wot thy of and In keeping with her reputa
tion. There Is an honest slncerltv In her
performance that Is decidedly refieshlng,
and one feels by Intuition Its substantial
worth, Its franknes, Its true nrt value.
She descends to no subterfuge. She repud
iates trickery. Her methods nre ndmlr
ablc. In her voice there are no nffected
tones; no false Inflection. Aside from tho
play itself being pleasing to the eye nnd
ear, the secret of Its success may be found,
perhaps, In the strength of Its cast. Mr.
rrank Weston nnd Itobert Prouct are nct
ors of high order, and the other mem
bers of the company are well spoken of.
Jolnistntio's Vtlnil It tidings.
Paul Alexander Johnstone, whose re
markable performances on the streets es
terdav created such a furore, will appear
at the Coates to-night. Among tho man)
experiments which he will undertake, the
following may be mentioned. Any person
on the committee which will be composed
of a dozen representative citizens may
vi tor .
7 for i '-
A', i lA
VAVJj ALUXAXDHU JOIINSTO.Vr:.
think of any air he chooses to and Mr.
Johnstone will play the same on the piano
blindfolded. A picture will be selected ftom
a number of photographs nnd the same
will be accurately desctlbed even to the
color of the Inlr nnd escs. A city will be
selected on a wall map of the world aid
a pin will be pierced thtough the same.
The nln will then be secreted somewhere
in the house. Helng blindfolded the wonder
will Und the pin, des rlbe the rltv and
plunge the pin In the ".line hole The name
of some sweetheart will bo thought of and
Mr Johnstone will write the same on the
black board. Dltllcult in ithemattcal prob
lems will be qui kly solvt I, presi riptlons
will be tilled and mnnj other i xp rlmentf
too numerous to mention will be under
taken. It Is Impossible to di scribe the
performance tn detail, as no two are ever
exactly alike. These nre the promises of
the management and would Indicate an
event of more than ordinary Interest.
A I'ln) of I.mnl Origin.
Mr. St. Clair Hiird, of this city, has writ
ten n comedy entitled "My I'm la's Iinugli
tir," elaborated from a one-nt conn dj
called "I'ounsil for the Plaintiff," also vx rit
ti 11 by Mr. ilurd, nnd pirionnsd In lloslon
with distinct uiceess Ft vei.il xeara niro.
The play will be given at tho Coates May
C. with a strong cast made up of local
amateurs, but including Mr. Hurd. who
baa somo liars' professional experience.
The cast of tho new comedy will be ns fol
lows: .Mr. Jack ltlee O. Algernon I'ltz Mulli
gan, Detective, on tho track of un Idea;
I.azy Lizzie, "Too busy to work; see?'1
Howety tough glil Mr. St. Clair Hurd
Mr. 1'iank Illce, vvlth a law suit
Mr. Prank 11. I.ott
Mr Solomon Nathan, binkcr, Wall street,
helps him push It Mr. i'rnuk Lucas
Mr 1'erev I'llmnurs. lavvyi r, counsel for
the plifntllf Mr. Hilnarel II. Voung
Mr. Jislah Meggs, stage director, Lon
don varieties on the Howery
Mr Iick Iluuralinn
Mr. Phlnneas Phuunel stoppe by Miss
Stopper, with an asylum scheme ..
Ml, James S Wood
Miss Phoibe Stopper, who can't be
stopped, Interested In foreign missions..
Miss Mnrv White
Miss Lucy Lowborn, in love with Prmik ,
, Miss Tilla Welling
Mrs. Percy Prlmmers. In .jinnathy with
Lucy..... ........ ...MIh Luey Wilson
Sarah. Meggs' ndopte 1 laughter (smgu
struck) Miss Huh! Itoberta llrldues
James, servant to Hie Prlmmers, Sirnh's
successor Mr. l-'rank Dickinson
Muslciln nnd Itei eptlnu.
A musleile and reception vvlll be given
In the rooms of tho Kansas City Piano
t'ompiny, 1J15 Main strict, on Thursday
i-vinlng, April 1. for the beneilt of St,
iltoiyo's Uplscopal church. The programme
Is ns follows:
Violin solo Selected, Mr Sully Osser.
S.3lig Selected, Mrs. llevy fioffe.
Iten ling "The Minister's Housekeeper"
(II 11 KtoH Mr Preston K. nillenbeck,
Grand nrlt from "Queen of Sheba" (Gou
nod), Nunnlo Hiiids-Kronb-rg
piano (u) Mude (llcnselt), (b) Grand
Valo do Concert (Uudolph King), Hudolph
VItes'dlng-(a) "OU Sue;" (b) "How Jennie
Hased Her Mind" (Thomas Nelson Page),
Mrs, D. H. Henderson.
The reception will take place immediate
ly after the musicals.
Drniuallo nml Musical Gossip,
Mien Tieaeh Yaw Is to give another con.
cert In Kansas City this season. This time
she will sing under the auspices of the
Society of Christian Kndeavor,
The Ilanlons will be at the Grand on the
Slst of this month with their revv and
gorgeous tilck mechanical spectacle, "Su.
perba " Tho Ilanlons are prime favorites
In this city,
Carl vn Hitter will give a recital at
Mason &.- Hamlin's hall the evening of
May il. assisted by some of his pupil, and
some of the best professional and amateur
musirul talent In the city,
Hubert Hllllard will star next season tn
hl new comedy, "Twenty-Pour Hours,"
He has signed contracts with Ilarnabeeand
Macdonnld, who will back the venture, and
James Jay Urady M1I manage.
Misn Culliv Ilicl has been engasjed far
the Glrard Avtnue theater stock comiuI
1 C2? M
) ' J'
In Philadelphia. This week there will be
n big revival of "Julius Caesar" nt that
house, John Malane ntpenrlng as Marti
Antony nnd I'redcrlck Paulding as Cas
ems. Tills from Illff Halt! "I have from !
tcrW Iturton this rmall 'ad.' culled from
n Southern paper.' 'Would like position,
light work, for my board and a counle of
dollars' per week can give references,
Henry Irving, Nashua, Kla, I was really
afraid Henry would rome to this after
those Mansfield Interviews."
The receipts at the Theodore Thomna
concerts In Chicago this season were 1?.
tJ In excess of those of, last season. More
than 10) works by fony-slx composers were
played Wagner leids with twenty sclec.
tlons, Heethoven coming next, with eight
Tchalkowsky had "lx, Dvorak live, nnd It
la worthy of note that two Strauss waltzes
Musical "rinds" nre Increasing In number,
A vocal composition, entirely unknown up
tf. (tin finlt nl lima l.t tlnjalt.1 H'rta tlaiA
v iiiv te i riui tllllTi I ' lVUi"ailll( litis un--
covered ntnong the Itoslnl manuscripts nt
Pesaro. It la written Tor soprano, with he
rompinlmcnt of the Piano. Thp subject !
t rnnccsca ua itimini," or Datlic "luvina
Comedla." The composition was aung re.
ccntly nt Pesaro with great success.
I'ollonlrif the opening night of the Ger
man opera senon In lloton, a reviewer
said! "The theater was crowded with the
most brilliant audience that Itoston can
present. There was no welcoming of nrt
ista, no applauding during the nets, nnd no
encores demanded by a frenzied lot of
listener ready to shout at every high note
sung. Nellher did Sitehcr slug 'Home,
Sweet Homo' to the piano accompaniment
of Alvnry. The audience behaved Itself
as It should at the Itnllan opera ns well."
It Is the same In Germany as It Is else
where, for Dr. Haerslick, writing of his
experience in crlth lm, aays: "As n rule,
a singer or virtuoso acknowledges the cor
rectness of praise, but never that of cen
sure. In my long experience ns a critic, 1
remember extremely few cases In which a
censure expressed by me, or a suggestion
offered, was heeded. The few exceptions
relite to cases where I expressed my
doubts ornllv. nt n rehearsal, for Instance.
Printed criticism these artists were less in
clined to heed."
I'aderewskl recently played In Paris nt
one of the Ivimolireux concerts. He chose
his latest composition, "Itntnle Polon
nlse," nnd achieved a phenomenal success,
being recalled seven times after the per
formance. Never In the hltory of the
Lamoureux concerts has such u success
been known; not even Llzt received the
ovations which were ncoorded to M. I'ad
erewskl. An Incident of the performance
was the arrest of seven persons who
thought proner to hls, the audience becom
ing so Indlgnnnt that the'e mn had to be
removed In custody of gendarmes.
Ono of the most Ignlllcnnt compliments
ever pild Mrs. Nannie Hnnds-Kronberg.
the gifted oung soprano of this city, was
from SIgnor Campanarl, of the Abbcy
Grau company. SIgnor Campanarl, who is
one of the greati-st authorities on voices
In this country, himself a great vocal nrt
lt, heard Mrs. Kronberg sing duilng th
recent opera season In St. Louis. In n let
ter to Mr. Kronberg he says: "It was n
great pleasure to me to hoar Mrs. Kron
berg sing. I was more than astonished bv
her perfect method. Her voice Is beautiful
nnd she sings with fine slvle. Let me com
pliment you on tho good work jou hnvo
done with her voice."
A Chicago paper commented ns follows
on Mmc. Melbx's recent performance of
"LtiCIa" in that city: "It was Mme. Mcl
ba In the role of Lucia that drew the v.i't
crowds to the Auditorium last night, nnd
again tho great Australian songstress dem
onstrnted that the world need not b In
consolable for the los of l'attl. One exhi
bition of vocall'm such as that given last
night would alone be enough to llx the vo
calist's place unmlstskably in thnt hardly
vet vacated by the elder singer. Like Pxt
tl. Melbx draws the crowds; like l'attl. she
Incites them to prolonged outbursts of ap
plause, and. as was the case with Pattl in
thnt singer's prime, there Is poslbly no
one on the operatic stage nt the present
time who can dlpute Melbx's supremacy
In her o.vn peculiar Held of art."
Alexander Salvlnl hns made hi debut
ar. Hamlet, and his success has alrealy
given him a new status among the stnrs
of the period. The event was merely her
alded as an ordlnarv change of repertoire,
but nevertheless the leading dallies of
New York rltv In nearly every Instance at
tached RUlllcIent Importance to the occa
sion to send special reviewers to Phila
delphia "He held his audience to th
end," says the New York Herald, "and
sometimes rlectrltled it. Sslvlnl's Ham
let Is altogether a worthy effort by an In
telligent, ambitious and painstaking actor,
much the best since the ds.ys of Ilooth "
The effect on his audience Is not so much
thnt they have seen a scholar attempt to
discover hidden tlepths In Shakespeare's
sublime characterization but thnt they
have seen n very noble prince whose very
soul Is racked by contending emotions.
Dr Price's llaklng Powder Is not a new
leavening force Tor 10 vears it has never
been equaled either In purity or strength.
wn.n .mi:n or m;w guinka.
lliuiccustoliied to Clntlirs, Ibrj Are Tond
of Orn urn lit-,
Llk the primitive man, the Papuans
live, and like American savages, they
adorn themselves. Their women arc, to be
sure, putting tho palm-leaf skirts around
them, now that England, through Its trade
seeking men bants, 1. taking somo Inter
est in that fai-oft and hitherto little-known
country, but the wan tors the males, who
ilo not tight still cling to the primeval
habits of natuto In the matter of dress
Sir YV lllintn McCreggor, K C M C! , to
whom Hngland anil the Hngllsh-speaklng
world Is Indebted for nc"itl all of the re
cent knowledge of Hrltlsh Now Guinea, Is
neivv visiting llngl.ind prep u itorj lo start
ing on another tour of exploration "In
spection" he prefers to call it.
Much of the country of Now Guinea, It
seem Is mountainous and most of Sir
Willi nil's exploiatlons wetc cairled on at
a height of from 10, W feet to 13,000 feet
above sea level
Iletwecn the Clnralco and the Papuans
the least civilized to-duy certainly of the
South Sea natives there must naturally be
a v, Ide gulf fixed It has been thought n
wlae thing. In minaglng the Papuans, to
Investigate and compiehend their tradi
tions, customs and wavs of life gem rally
A gerenl line of custom runs through tnc
people, but that line Is subject to alt man
ner of variations I'oljgamy Is common,
and Is baitf'l on the thiory that the more
wives a man his, the more comfortable ho
Will be The desetilitlnn Of the- llliril.lge
i ustoins In one dlvlsluii of the teirltory
would seem to Indicate that the "advanced
iium in" Is not nceessatlly a product f
the highest civilization in that part the
Papuan woman takes the Initiative, send
ing lor the man of her choice, who comes
and takes her nway. Her relatives organ
ize a demonstration, ami demand In re
turn a slstei of the bridegroom for wlfo
to a outh of their family. Thus It Is a
enso of fair exchange; but It Is surely bar
ter when, If thtif Is no available sister,
a pavment In currency shnrk's teeth, sny
Is t ikon as a substitute Illustiated Lon
they Ward Olt Nrur.ilghi, Tnutlnrlie and
The beard Is generally regarded as merely
nn ornamental object, ixiept by n fivv,
who look on It as n tlnu-savlng conven
Now, however, It appears that the beard
Is not only onMinoniul, but decidedly use.
till, us those who do not shavo niu much
less subjected to facial tumbles than thoso
who submit to the razor.
The icuson tor this umi theory Is n very
simple one. In the tlrst place, the boa id Is
a neat safeguaid to all tnose who suffer
from soiu or weak throats; It Is ,t pro.
tectlon against neurali,la, and, lastly, ft Is
now claimed to bo of ureat assistance in
warding tilf toothache,
Dr. Chabbert, n celebrated French phjsl
clan, has come to tho conclusion that the
leusoti why thero nre no tinny moto cases
of fa Inl paralysis among women than with
men Is bt cause tho former have no natural
piotectlon to their fair laces.
It Is true that mm are much more ex.
posed to tho cold frosts and biting winds,
which bring nbont tho affection, thin are
women, but In the fow cases which have
coiuo under Dr. Ohabberl' notlco where
men liavu iiitfercd. the patients have, nl
most Invtrlably been clean. shaven.
'in some men It must no a relief to find
thnt they still have some ancient prlvi.
leges as yet unclaimed by tho "new wom
an," although tliero Is a. case on record
where ono of theso eccentric ladles even
went so fur as to grow a. bushy benrd four
and one-half feet 111 length, feha was pre.
sented as a prisoner, to the czar In 17-1.
having been captured from the army of
Charles XII. Pearson's Weekly.
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