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NIK KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY. Arftlfc2l, WA.
THE WEEK AT THE THEATERS
m:m .mimhi:i. rt.Axs AMttStl tiiij
MMI'.llOt.l 1111,1.1 ,lMlt'.Vfi:lt.
"Tim New liny," tlrlli l"i, "iipetlii,"
'-Mi'ii unit Women" The timid tlpem
seinu IImim Mit ruiil i'rnm
lies A rll .Niir.
The smnll nltenilnnre at the Theodore
Th tins un-heMml confer! Ihe plst neck
i a niiili-r of jinrtlciilttr rKrof, tint only
I i m of the lo sustained liy the Apol
1 ( nh i guarantor, but becan" of (lie
r m, irttlie tieirlcot on the tt ot Kinis
hi t mi. h upertnr tnusicnt cients. H In
priltj K nernlly coneeded that lh ThohittB
ti h'-'ia never before plasil o uell III
tl et previous PiigaRincnis lict-c
) a ilw i; been successful. The nbnorb
li i i't In the forthcomln Rtnnd
ci tii tiioti doubtles had most to do
v. Hi l' fftllnrc of llii" Thomas etlK.ne
Jin t tut fii'ii iiiuler tnore fatornble clr-
uii-iiii on it would ii.it been a tnlstnke
til 'k ,i iimny a three ikceeUe eon
". I It I unilerMooil Hint il bl ronrert
Is ' br Klven In June by the Apollo Club
mi i ,tlur locnl singers for the purpose ot
n,it.r.n, In put nt lenM, thoM- who
n .Hint upon ti; make up the di-llclts
tif List n k. The rluli will hnie a meetlnc?
I in irruir eienlnit, when plain will piob
ti L njopted for tho benefit concert;
In 5ome ropects the moat cinjnjnhte
leunir, uf tlie 'ihomts i"tiK.iKuint w.is the
Jlrxt In iritiR In thU Qlt ot Iivor.ikH new
I'jiiipluns, "from the New World." A!
tl juj,' tnKh estimates of the work hint
rone bef .re, theie uere probably fen who
ivre pr. pared for the mnxnltii'le ami
beaut or tho composition. It illustrated
bejoiil all colitroiri the ail.iplHblllty of
Ji. line American mtilr to .vnihQnlq le
Uireinrnls, nti'l tills tlioe nf u ulio hope
for UItiiiLtlie ntitlonnl muide with hew In-
pir.it on. Dr. luurnk' symphony ami
numerous compositions bv lirihms haie
jii uitr I the ia Wtnit lie want now la
in Amerle.iti prophet lo lend the march.
-A et this eoimtry ha proihieeil no great
dmpoer Nor Is this particularly strange.
.Mnrri nns Inie been In hot pursuit of
lrttiolij. Comparative!)' little attention
lias be n paid to thn imiily of composi
tion Most of the best Institution ot this
land ar but poorly equipped to Inspire
mill dlreet mtiMe tirltlnir; and when our
etudenH ko abroad tln-s want to learn to
play or ilns. It H therefore cpertally In
ieretlni; to contemplate the work of Dr.
Dvorak, who Is a Kreat composer and who
has. Ilr.it of all, hown America some of
the miterlnl beauties and magnificent pos
fibllltlea of her native music, Ai a teacher
of composition he maj be the d!coerer
of the musical prophet ot the New World.
The comparathe tinf imtllaritv of tho
local public with Wagnerian operas hai
tirouht forth a good many Inquiries ni to
tho relathe altractlcnei of the scleral
operas announced for the K.ina City sea
mil The point Is raised In order lo en
lighten those who are not preparing for
the whole season, to make selection". Am
ti matter or fact all the three opcias an
nounced for this rlty are among the most
melodious of the Wagner creations and In
pome respects are quite similar. The fa
miliarity of the pi'.'dle with the "Tann
liauser" overture, l'.llabeth'.s pnyer and
tho "Evening Star" aria commemls this
opera to not a few. and so far the sale hns
lieen largest for Monday night. This m ly,
liowever, be accounteil In from the fact
the opening of the season will be particu
larly Interesting circumstantially as well
as musically It Is doubtful whether those
who liaio not enjoyed extended experience
In hearing the music dramas can get more
pleasure out of any other of them than
they will tlnd In "Lohengrin " The thief
attraction of ".Sleglrled" will lie the pei-
juruiancc oi me line pari y .m.i Aivarv.
Although neither Sueher nor At vary will
be heard In "Lohengrin," the cast will be
the same a.s It litis been all ensan, and
(with Ilrema, Clidskl and Flothmuhl. will
'rank In strength with either ot the other
this wi:i:kn a c ritAt'i ionh.
The "New Hii," Delhi I'm unil scleral
raiiilllnr anil Topnl ir ItllU.
One of the comedy events of the season
will be the presentation ot Arthur liw's
corned, "The New Hoy," nt the Coites
operd hoitire nct .Monday eienlng. This
romed whli h takes a piomlnint place
nmong Charles rrohm.m'K iicent kui cesses,
nmea illreit from the Standard theater,
New Vorl', wheie It enn'eil a run The
original east, which Includes James T.
3'oweri-. Frederick ltobinson, Helen Kln
lard, (leorge Hackus. W. It Hhliley. Haehel
llooth upd Charles Oreene, will present It
here Immediately following this engage
ment the company will be placed on the
Columbia thiater stage, Chltngo, for an In
"The New Hoy" Is descrllxd as a rol
licking and wholesome comedy, built on the
name lines as the ever wiUome and fa
mous) "Chnrle's Aunt." It abounds In
whimsical and absuul situations, and there
are no lines of demarkatlou between the
laughs, so fust tin follow.
The scene of ' The New Hoy" Is In Dr.
Candy's reception room In his school for
boys. The doctor, in his OUth, loved his
cousin, Martha, but there was a quarrel,
JAMKS T. POWRltS.
nil they separated, and the lady Is mar
ried Khe becomes a widow, utid a year
and a half Inter Is married to a homh
looklnc man of thirty e.irn, she weiinn
t'i)0 pounds AH tills Is previous tu Uk
opening of the play
In the Hist act Martha nnd her husband
'Archibald Itennlik, cptnc to Cindy's, 'ihey
are lery pour. The doctor wilcomes tie m
and tolls Martha ho will lenio In r hs
worldly possessions, provided she does nut
marl again, he believing her o be a
widow. He mistakes the little boy hus
band for Martha's son. and, In or ler to In
coiiin the hilr of Dr. Candy, Jlutha kiips
up the deception.
Tim hutbaiul Is received by all as Cousin
Martha's bo, and is put lit Iwol u oi.ee
and compelled to urnlei.ro ihe -aituies us
ually falling to the bit ot "Ihe new boy."
He makes loie to a ptdiy coiihiu. Nancy
Hunch, and g'ts Into endkss trouble.
IVlIx Iti.uli, u relative, I nlso domiciled
nt the doctors house I'ellx .s ,1 fortune
hilnter and speculalor, and thraiph him
Martha and l'r Candy h nc Bunk lairfe
nmouiits nf money in bad inititmrm
l'luully the tlo U has a booii i'.h slaKH
proie to be ci great mlifc and tho "boy,"
who Is liistriluiental ,n "tvintf tl.o lec
tor's luohe, Is recognized as a mm aim a
husband, and all ends li'ipfilly.
The nlay Is dspendent for Its success upon
the prlni liial character if It 'illicit, pliynl
by Sir rowers. Wltlio-it t Mieich of
Imagination he Is at 'he time a l.ttle man
to the audi it c and a l '"V lo the a-t-ors.
Ills appeiirame In a tight tilling ksllcr
costume is particularly lunny, and his
xaeiai expressions supply aouut as inui
jnerrlmeilt us the nilHror' lines.
WZ'i sen. gfDt
vfp. Eh .
An riibor.ito ltiiti.it of 'Superb.i."
lIantan'"Superba"has twice gone through
flies and fceuns to have come out eat h
time more resplendent tlnn b'fore. Il Is
t-ald to now be tin- giuitest tl Mcle there
Ingenious craftsmeu hale eer originated.
The new produetloii will bo s"ea pt the
nrand tills wiek. It la to eli'iarito that .i
good many changes time bion made on the
stase to accominodate the settings, whl. h
are the greatest announced In the 'ilsfiiy
of the house. 'I'll'-' theattr U equlpp;' with
SH.W fei-t of tope for swlnglnt; such Produc
tions, but uu order was fit hi the other day
for B.WW feet additional, to tneet the h
qulri im nts of the new aup.Tbu,"
Vhile this iresentatlon will letaln all the
l',inlcal iKjielty for whl'h the llan
L" especially celebrated,, it U eald to
.. ' gorgeous spectacle they huie
.' i' Hn.lihi P'Jbllej Indeed, It Is de
ar I lit lloti , a par wltll tne funous
on !! i k tvUl ,gns Bt ,he (,'hKaifO
Wb tt late- b! vliy b'lon 10 "'3
lhal ha been ppe, nlly altn 'lie nt tils
liotisp, nnd with u h nionntings as lire
promlSPd, It shmiH be one it the t"OhsTPM
lillll of the eaiti
. Atnnni, Dip orlir nal noteltls me "TIip
I'setul Mnii." "Th' Hxpnitlon Clmlr," In
whli h Silt 1 1 Is tin Ip tc disappear Ih a v
that slttlpl bnlllrs ,li In tint. The Mneli
Mirror." In whi,h i in in m-ikps bin toilet
and tbfn rocs nun, leninc a rountpi
fplt ot himself nppir. nilv in the rIum: the
Btpnt rnllroid se, ii, n nipi'lisni 'al i ffpct of
ivpliderfiil intrlrn . "Pierrot an I the ltoBJp
Man." "The i'nliv Hnnipiet" nnd others
quite ns Inlerestinic The Schrvle llrnth
rrs ate still with th" compnn . nlso Chnrlps
(iii)Pt. .lerih Maw son, Helle Muni, and oth
ets well known to the, Vftudeillle idnp.
The PtiRilgCineiit will open with thp mnt
Inee to-day. and will run tor the -. k, with
matltiees Thursday nhd Saltirdiy.
tlplia t'lis it i Mar.
A ml'1-neclc opening rtf etceptlnnnl Inter
est will tie the beginning, TluliMny piph
tiiK, nt thp Coated, of u thtpp-nljtht in
Kitgetnertt by MI'S lVelld Vox, who will
romp nil the stlir ot rt strniif comic opern
otgitnlratloti In n hew opeln entitled, "The
y. .&' .'hr rz'n .i
Diri.A rox in 'Tin:
I.Htte Trooper." Comparatliely f w pi ople
bad any confidence in this stunlns n t i -prlso
ot Ml.s I'ox, bur her mm .m, i. .Mi
Nat Until, llsked a large amount id mom
In glilug he r opera a good setting, and se
cured nil eM'cilent toinpaii to Mitioutid
hei, nnd his liberality mid Judgment lime
been rewattled with one of the biggest
successes of the M-uton.
Miss 1'ox has become well and faiorably
known thiough her assuciailnn with De
Wolf Hopper. She has hosts of admlicra
In eieiy laige clt nf the count!'. 9he Is
indeed so well known mid ko well uinlei
stood that leading Inleiest In this an
nouncement of her coming will be In the
people nnd the pioducllon she brings.
Her principal comedian, .Mr. Jefferson
D'Angells Is unquestlonabl a stionger
card In his line, being the bist singer and
d'nicei among the light opei.i comedians
of the da, uf nil the light i omedi singers
and actors before the public, none Is more
acceptable nor better (.alculated lor the
work than Mr. 1'iul Arthur Mr. Charles
Campbell Is the tenor of the organlritlon.
Mr. C W. Dungan, o many tars prim ipai
baritone with l.llilnn Husp11 npera com
pany, Is now a mi tuber of Miss Tot's
company. Mr. Alt Whelnn, a Initio ome
dlan, well nnd faiotabl known both in
light opera and farce eonmli circles, is
another strong member of ihe cnmp.in
Buch thoroughly competent stngeis and
artists as Messrs. IM Knight and John
Dole ore lutiiieteit With twu ot tin inir.nr
roles Miss Villa Knox, prima donna, is
a 1 cuing lady of iun ioal accoiupliah
nients, who, prior to In r u.i.-m laiam with
this oiganlatlnii.was fur many eais on.
niiied wltli the Casino tip.ru coinpuny In
New York, and a ler life and altogether
Trench' little lad, Miss Marie Celeste,
fulfills a minor role with much accepta
bility, The chorut, is large and strons.
The. costumes are bright, appropriate uml
tu many cases strikingly beautiful. Mr.
Hoth has proiided the entire scenic outfit,
and In tact the performance will be ex
actly theamo In eiery detail of compari),
scenery and costumes as In .New Yurk,
1'hlladelphla, lloslon, Hi I.ouls and Chi.
1 lit) I lly 1 ly Iturli nqiii r,
Tho ailllss will this week offer a well
known and generally popular nitiuctluu In
Lilly Cla' Hurlesque company, uhlch will
begin a week's engagement this atiernaon.
This compari has ulu inn with great
favor at the hands of a large contingent of
Knnsas City theatergoers Hnmu new ninl
novel features are announced tor this
week's run, mid boine of the exceedingly
il, ler specbltlrs, wlilcti linte ntH-ftcteil 0
inn, li nttemlon on fortnet occasions, ban
bt mi retnlnel In the colitbiny ate Iilniuhe
rcaiso ond l"iln TolsolT, In songs mil
dniues, the KIMIfy diticers. led b Knt
1','tnbroke. Tim Croitlll, tonieilMtl, Mrl-
ln a sensiHonnl act called "I.n Chutrt
le cell" The performance wdtl open with
a comcdletti, "A latwit .t'rtrtji-." nhd will
close witli a fittileaqtip, "Don Jose."
I hp ftranil Hppra tpnnn.
One week from to-morrow evening th
siasin of Wngtiprlan opera ihdr the di
rection of Mr alter Datnroscii will begin
nt the Auditorium.. Tliete Is particular
omfort in lonielnplatlng thin Interestlni?
(itnt rrom the fact that nil end i the ar
tlstle and ticcunlnry succesn of the under
taklni? IX n9nrcd.
The coinpii i losed a lery successful
smson in t'hieiiRo lat nlcht nnd to-mor-r
eienlnu will bepTlu .1 week's engage
merit In St Louis. ,o rnr the tour has
In en a greater success Hum could hnie
b'tn cnnrlstPiitly hoped for by Mr. D.im
rosi h or his most anient supporters The
New York, liojlnn and Chkngo engage
ments have been well sustained nnd the
mi n.i: tiioopiir."
p,i r. i mai c s and productions haie been
I i iiii nininii tided by tho critics. All
uu- i iMndinl gratifying to nil loieis
hi iiiui, tur the fact Jias been demon
'in nl ihnt the Wagnerian operas, al
ilioiikh niipticul In inotlie and unorthodox
tu oufit uc tton, uie o noble In purpose
nnd -o slguliliant In detail tli.it the haie
at list i ompi lied a suppottlng degree of
public attention eien tu a countr com
jiaiatliel new In musical deielopment as
Ameiiia. In St. I.ouls, where there Is n
Vciy large Herman population, the pros
pectH are foi an exceptionally prosperous
The casts for the three operas to be given
In Kantus city nro ns follows:
Herman ,,. ,
Mure, lln l.lndh
ItrunhlMi- Marie Ilrema or Hlsa Kutscherra
M ild Vori-I Marcella l.lndh
M'gfib I Max Alvnry
.V1"1', l'aul Langfl
w'i' ;r Hmll Fischer
Albirbh Itudolph Oberhauser
. .. .Cianz Schwniz
I (It'll ltd ,
i Ti Iraraund
These casts are exceedingly sirutiir Iv.in
s.ib City will Inar both Suclier and Aliaiy,
once each, Iluma. lnilhmuhl, tladskl,
Ilthreits I,ange, Undh and hcJiwarz. twice
e.uh; (Hieihuusei- thiee time nnd TIs her
onie, l''isiher has not been Musing In any
gi the operas announced for Kansas City,
but has been asslKneil (o Hio Wanderer ill
".SU-,fied." for the local season. It there
fore comes about that, although Kansas
City has "ub tlif e performance b, ihue is
not a tdngle one of the great dingers of the
tinman company who will not be heard
So far tho sale has been the largest for
the opening1 night Taunhuuser,1' The
next opera in fav ir is "Lohengrin" It
might hale been uppocd that the "I, alien
grlii" night, would lead all the others, for
It s certainly the best known, of tho Wag.
iierlau opeias In communities of limited nd
lantages In an opnattc way, and is like-
Iivisc lij'JuKiic cy mail, even uiiiuui; me
urdent Wagucrltes, to be unsurpatind in J
Iv auiy of conception nnd treatment, it Is
spb ndldly, cat. When It lecoines tlhder
Bio, 1 tint Alif can be heard onl on
IuimIi' pienlnc. an 1 then ti hl greatPst
rde of Siegfried, tint- will doubtless b
n l litlohal demand, for seats for that even
. it h.is Wen decldVil to reserte Ihe frai
ler seats, or nt least a part of them, with
out making e.xtr.i chircp. The sale of
Ihise spats will begin next Thursday morn
Inr nt tho Iitirllnetott ticket ollhe, rornrr
Ninth nnd Mnln streets. The thkels will
be colli nt $1. This has been dccldeel upon
lo favor those who enhnot afford to pay
the regular resetted seat prices for the
three etents, but do not want lo suffer
the ntitio.innres of a gallery rush. It Is
belleied that by this mentis a lery large
part of the rtnllery will be rcsencd Itl
Herman Oram! Opera Choice seats In
the loms nnd parquet. Call cirlv Mntnlay
innrntng. Itoom "Ot, second llonr llldge
hull ling, Main street, between Ninth nnd
Itpttirn nf "Mni and Women."
Olte of the rnot lllteresllhg hills the
Ninth Ktrcet opera house has offered this
season Is "Men ami Women," DiMllle and
tlnl!tn'a (.,, ,1 i.lni tvlilel, cc n a kr.ni
nt this theater 111 January, and which has
been booked for n return engagement be
ginning this ntteriiooti nnd cotUlnulnB
throughout the week.
The lonipanv, which. Is ttncler tho direc
tion of Mr. Clustnie Prohlnnti, Is headed
by Mls Jicrenlcn Wheeler, who liintie lur
llrst npppirance ns Atfncs Ilodmnn during
the former engagement In this city. Miss
Wheeler, who Is a Kansas City girl, has
met with tetnrtrknble success In this char
acter since she took it up. and will doubt
less glic cieti n better performance nf the
goiernoi's daughter now than she did on
the occasions ot her former appearances
MISS HKRKNlCn WIIHELnn.
Ill the lolc. Her exceedingly natural and
eiTcctiio work created a great deal of most
faiorablo. comment during the former en
"M.en nnd Women" Is ftee from an thing
sensational, and may be classed atnontr.the
higher older of society plns, .written with
the dltecl object of Inculcating, a moral
lesson. The story ot the drama Is simple.
Interesting, and alternately humorous nnd
pathetic. Tho third net will be recalled as
the gem of the pin. It represents the
meeting of the bauk dlrectois and the nc
ctisntlon Of an Innocent man After the
meeting, the really guilty man sits alone
In the room In widen thero Is a transpar
ency showing the picture of Christ, telling
the woman to "go, and sin no more." No
theatrical s-lttt.itloti. It Is said, was cicr
more Intense or closer to the human heart
The production will be glicn under the
personal dlicctlon of Mr. John Stapleton,
The company will be the same, with one
or tw o exceptions, as seen here in Jmi
uar, mid Includes iterenlce Wheeler, Ma
bel Strickland, . Nellie Strickland, Edith
Terry, Itertha King Mrtlo May, Master
Jeesp May, Jlcnlnmli! Howard, Morgan
nibnoy, Joseph Traiicls, (porge Gardner.
Trancls Kingdom Yi'illlnm T. Courtena
Timer George and Louis A. Mabb.
Mason ami Hnuilln 1iiIcl u flood Deal
H an arnngement made last week the
Mason Hamlin I'l.iuo unci Organ Com
pany will turn over Its Kansas City busi
ness to Carl Hoffman of I.tnenwoith. .Mr
Hon linn, who has bern in I.eaiiuworth
manv ears and has built up an enormous
business throughout ihe West, lint, long
wanted a good opening In Kansas, city. He
lias bought the M.t-oii & Hamlin branch
outright, and will continue to make leaders
of their goods.
'Ihe It uglier n letles.
In leiv of the forthcoming season of
Wagierian opera In this city, the following
from the Musical Couiler, lelathe to the
Wagnei societies, will doubtless be read
with much Inteiesf
"The necessity of fighting for popnlir ac
ceptance of Wngner continues to diminish.
Thi)e who do not like W'agner's works
haie about come to the conclusion that It
does not pay to go about nornlm,- W.ig
neiites with demands for sonu e pltiuatlon
of the tne. tiling of their taste, and those
who do like Wagner's works are now pei
mlttfd to enjo them without being re
gal ded by the police ns susidi lous cliarnc
lers. The world In general has got oier
Its lit of wrath at the man who dared to
introluce it to something now and Is be
ginning to compn henel that music which
l.s not antique is not necc-sarili had.
"A notable re Milt of this condition of af
falls Is tlie moribund condition or the
Wagner t,ociitlis. These organization
came Into exlsti nee when It was neej
saty to struggle continual that Wngner
might get n hearing. Now, when eien
tile I'hilhnriiioule Society of Venice put
the Tristan Vorsplel on Its programme, the
Wagner oi titles are in a fair wii to tlnd
their occupations gone. For Instance, the
membership of the London Wngner So
ciety has fallen olf so that It now number"
only It persons, and Truth s.is Hint a
good man of these nre 'artists, who love
to tee their names In print, eien though It
be In subscription lists.' The same Journal
N authority for the statement that one
fifth ot the reienues of the organization
are sent to the Hayreuth fund, which cer
talrl cannot be badly in need of such con
tributions In these dais.
"Turthermlie. 'S shillings out of ever
guinea have been devoted to printing trans
lations of Wagner's profcc works, many of
which haie already appealed In that now
defunct periodical, the Musical World, it
saeuis as If a good prose translation of
Wagner's works might better be secured
by subscriptions. Indeed, Mr. Ashton Hi
lls has been Issuing such a translation In
parts in this wa, mid he has done his
work well If a Wagner society has an
ralon d'etre nowadas, It should certain!
be the popular distribution of tho muster's
writings, for his mule dinmas are quite
able to take care of themselves.'
"There is, howeier. still a good Held for
Wncner societies In Ilndam! and America,
in the publication of the master's writings
Arrangements might also be male with tho
holders ot the original cop rights b
which more satisfactory editions of the
piano scoies of tho dramas could be print
ed. Thero Is a good deal of work yet for
the societies, but It Is of a more peaceful
t-ort than that which was done In the light
ing da s of the 'TOs."
t'lilllket lire cue's Kptltnl,
While the Gentian opera season must be
encoded the most nlluilng attraction the
cit has cur known, the coming of IMuu
ket C.teeiie in one conceit at the Audltoi
lum Tiuirt, lay cutting, May 9, will appc'al
wuh rme f -i e to inuslo luvtrs hete. Mr
elreeue's prulous appearances in Knnstib
Cit ban beiit in the nature of uiatlons,
double tee alls nnd double encores being the
nib und theie nro ninny who feel an nl
mon r.-onnl Interest III his return. Itnre
h Is It giien to a sinner to stir the mtlsp
of the pi ople ns .Mi liteeno hns done,
nnd lie did it In a most ut Untie mid legit
In his popularity there Is something tie
loud a tilbute tu his singing in put it
is to the man It was the lioatnn Tran
script which printed the following about
IiIiit "it I-, ii real delight to lu-ar Mr.
tlreeue sing One can recognize In him a
true artist, In temperament, perception und
nobllit of aim. Hut his Ideal Is high and
he shows a line determination to live up lo
it artistically. He shows In his pro
grammes that he not only likes, but
means to hold by what Is good and worthy
in niilslc a not too common Halt In bins
era ot his age, and tlf we may be par
doned for s.'tlng so) of Kugllsh alllllatlons,
uur cxporlcucu may not bo unlimited, but
he Is the llrst slugir fiom tho three king
doms wo haio let heatil who letolutely
turns tho cold shoulder upon that woeful
class of songs which make one wish to
Uisciiuu -j.-asciuii! ogiii f t'cr.iiui, vol en en
trate!' on tho doois ot most 'musical'
drawing rooms In llngllsh speaking coun
tries. He does not sing pot boilers, Wo
were particularly dellBhted to hear him
sing the Handel song one of the brilliant,
robust bass songs of the great master
after his singing of 'Honor nm Arms' In
'Samson,' One must compare ils sing
ing of these two songs by the same master
to see how fine tho man's nt tlstle sense is.
Ills Blnglng of 'Honor and Arms' was
splendidly effective, it eviscerated the song
and gave It Its true character; and et it
was u pretty, uncouth pleco of singing.
Ope hoped the unconthness might be Inten
tional; but one still had one's teais. Now
he comes and sings another Handel song.
Just us brilliant, but the outouiliig of a
real hero Instead of thn swashbuckler
braggadocio of a low bully. All the un
couthttess of style lanlshes at once; lie
sings the song with admirable finish and
purity. That means brains."
Two Daiuroscli lectures.
Arrangements have been made for two
lectures to bo glien here by Mr. Walter
DamroscU duilut; the opna tea-son. They
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MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY,
APftlL 22, 23, 24.
.matin rt; i:iini:sdat.
nr.ietly n Presented I2S nlghU nt the
Standard Thpater, New York.
The Crowning Triumph of Laughter,
Arthur Lftvi's Uonrlnj: Comedy
Th supreme luxury of tun, with the popu.
lar Com tlan,
JAMES T. POWERS
And the Orlglnat Cast.
ManngPhK-tit of C'l!AttLt:s TiiOHMAN.
James T. l'otier, rrc.leUi I: ltobinson, It.
T. Cotton, IlelPiie Ktiinlard, George
llaikuo, Hachnl Hoolh, V. It,
tfhlrlf, Tlla flar liner,
will be gllen nt the V. Jt. C. A. auditor
ium the nttcrnojns of 'luesdny, April SO,
nnd Wednesday. May 1. nt 2.30. While Mr.
Iininrosch will coier the Held of Wagner
Ian music pretty thoroughly, special nt
tentlon will bo given to the operas of
"Siegfried" nhd "Lohengrin," .which will
be, presented the cicnlnga follbi'lng his
Draiii'itlc nnd Miitt'til Notes.
Keller, tho grct magician, will occupy
the Coatcs stage the week of April S3.
Henry Arthur Jones has finished his new
play, "The, Triumph of the Philistines,"
whloh will be produced soon In the Lldoh
St. James' theater.
Wilton Lickayc -Ins purchased from
George Alexander the American rights to
a one-act piny written by Wnlter l'rlth
and entitled "Mollerc."
Chicago Inter Ocean: "Hddy's So.ulb
says: 'Agnes Herndon. the handsome net
res, wears a No 2 shoe.' Her ability as
an actress is about No. 5."
Maude Hnnks will liortlv produce a
Piece in New York railed "Vlld Fire, or
Nature's Test." It is from the German,
nnd follows the idea ot "The Amazons."
Adolph Phillip Is hard nt work on his new
(day, in which the Lilliputians will be een
next season. Particularly happy charac
ters haie been designed for Zinc and
Herr Slegfred W'agner his written a
cantata on on eif l'rledrlch Schiller's
poems. This will be produced In London
next June under the direction of the com
poser. Herr Wagner is a pupil In composi
tion ot Tngelbert Iitimperdlnck.
Mr. Henry Irilng has In preparation an
adaptation of n chapter from "Hon Quix
ote," which he will shortly perform with
"A Story of Waterloo." The adaptation Is
1 version, In one act, of a larger play
written by the late W. G. Wills.
Olga Nethersole will be henceforth tinder
the management of the rrohmans Daniel
and Ch.lrlos Trohman have signed a con
tract with the Hngllsh actress for a long
term of ears, and she will retun to Amer
ica In October to begin her llrst starring
tour under the new management.
It Is said with some degree of certainty
that the Hosenfelds will bilng Uusc to
American again next season. It Is also
rumorpd that they haie secured a con
tract for A met lean appearances, with Tina
di Lorenzo, the new Italian star, who has
risen to the topmost height in the dra
matic firmament of Italy.
it Is well known that the Gllmore library,
containing I0,CW pieces or more. Is the
choicest nnd mot valuable In existence.
Some of these scores haie cost as high as
(V)0. which only shows the care with which
all have been selected. Mr. Herbert Is con
stants adding modern works, and Improv
ing upon tho old scores, as he Is perhaps
the most gifted arranger In America for
Tred rh Kobin liond, the leading come
dian of Miss Jansen's company, closed his
eiii'.igem, nt last night and will go direct
to Washington, where he will head a stock
company the coming .summer, piepara
tor to going on a starring tour next sea
son, lie will be succeeded by Clnrence
Ileiitnge, who in turn will be placed by
Mr. ltamsey Morris, specially engaged to
close the season.
-Mis? Adeline Prince nnd Mr. Creston
Clarke were married In New York Wednes
day. The haie been great friends since
they were both members of Augustus
Dal.i's stock compiny. In ls.12 and ISM.
While with Mr. Daly In April, 12, Miss
l'nnce obtained a dliorce from her first
husband, and a rumor wan published soon
afterward that she was to be married to
a prominent society man.
The Hamrosch German Opera Company
will not go to Sin Tranclsco. The tilp
would necessitate an outlay ot something
like 'J,(yt. ai..l the risk would be too great.
The compiny will i losp in Kansas City
.May 1 and return to New York about May
!. and tho foreign resident singers will re
turn to their respectlie homes, with the
exception of Trnukdn Gadskl and Herr
Itothmuhl. who huie engaged to sing In
James Anderson, a tragedian of the Mac
rendy school, died recently In London nt
the age ot SI. He Joined Macready's com
piny In 1S17, and was the first Impersonator
of many well known characters, Maupr.it
in "P.ichelleu," Claude Melnotte In the
"Lnd of Lyons." Charles Courtly In
"London Asurnnce," nnd Ingomnr, He
appeared as Othello nt the Uroadway thea
ter In JS18, and during the fifties made
several visits to this country as a star.
Ills Inst appearance wns In London In IS73
as Antony in "Antony and Cleopatra."
M Jean de Itoszke has nt last definitely
accepted the post of leading tenor at the
ta tenth festival pf next lear, when "Der
lllng des Nlbeliingen" will be performed
with new cenpry and costumes on a scale
of great mngnlllcence. He will bn accom
panied by his brother rMnuard, and the en
gagement of these two gifted vocalists will
beyond nli question greatly enhance the
importance of the Hiyreuth performances
In the eyes of the Hngllsh and Americans,
who are nmong Hip principal supporters of
the festival M Jean de llesyke will not
appear In the llrst two operas of tho Tetral
ogy, but he will sing the parts of Sleg.
fried, both In that opera and In the "Gott
erilnmmerting." M. Tdounrd de Iteszkc
will play Wotnn, The number of perform
ances, so fnr as the brothers are concerned,
will, of course, be limited, for the nay
reuth company will ns usual comprise oth
er representatives ot the characters.
l.ouiloii Ihiatrbat News.
London.Aprll 20. Slgnora Hleanora Duse,
the Italian nctress. signed n contract In
Pails on Monday last with Hany Miner.
of New York, for a tour of tho I'nlte-d
Stntes, which will begin Hi November
nixt nt the rifth Aienue theater, New
Slgnora Duse will be supported by her
Hnslejr week was marked by tho pro
diietloii of mi unusual number ot new
pieces nt tho London theateis. The Adel
phl.t led the way on Siturday last with
Kles At llelasco's "The flltl 1 lift llehliid
Me." un mo snme Piening, .iir. Toole,
though recovering from his Illness but
slowly, lenppemeil at his theater Itl
"Thoiouglibredi" nt the Htrand theater,
where the run of a "Loving Legacy" nided
a fortnight ago, a new farce', in tlnee
nets, by Messrs. Slnuus and Haleleh, en
titled "Fanny," was produced on Monday
eicnlng nnd turned out to be a poor piece
of work, ihe new romsntlo drama, enti
tled, "The Work Girl." was brought out
at tho Surrey theater, und on Tuesday last
Cqmyns Cair reopened the Comedy thea
ter with the long-announced play, by Sar
dou, "Dellahardlng," which is known In
the United States as "A Woman's Silence."
Mr. C'arr has completely recast the play,
hut It wns practically a, fallme, the plot
and Incidents belonging, according to the
London critics, to the school of the circus
Wecdou Grossmllh, on Thursday last
produced at tho Vaudeville theater, "The
Ladles' Idol," a successor to "The New
Hoy " The play Is not il remarkable one,
although Clrossmlth was as funny as ever,
Tsme lleringer, who has been in Gross,
mlth's company for the past ear, and
whose sister was the original Little Lord
ruuntleroy, scored a success In the new
On the other band Mr. Terry has post-
Coned tho production of "The Passport,"
y Mr. 11. C. bteiens, of Yardley, to
The ftuuie movements of Mrs. Patrick
Campbell are creating the liveliest ex
citement In theatrical circles, John Haie
was anxious to secure her for his tour In
America, where she would have plajed In
"The Second Mrs. Tunnueray" and "The
Notorious Mrs. Hbbsiulth."
Heeibohm Tree wanted her to renew her
contract with him. which ends in July; a
very tempting" offer to appear at the Ly
ceum was made by Forbes ltobertson, who
win commence management in the uu.
timiti, und finally, new parts In plays by
Piuero and Suderman formed the bait
threw out to lure her to another theater.
It was thought that, in all probability,
rnn orr.n.mc tittcstrit tit tub sn.tt.v. -rintr.t: Moms and
S.lTtlltllAT MATlXi::, llfcOINNINH
THURSDAY. APRIL 25,
IN TIIK CltAItMINO lltHNCH VAUDHVIM.n orilltHTTA,
Identically the nine Immense,
company, complete rnlj gnrgpons
riistuines, superb special scenery,
iiingntllei'iit mounting", that haio
created surh 11 furore tills srnsnn
In New York, llnstnu, I'lillndrlphbi,
Si. I.ouls mid Chicago,
Mlp of seats begins Moml ly. April a?, rHccs-81.B0. Sl.Olt, inc. .inc.
M'WIAIi NHTIfl'-frer t.lt absolutely suspended during this engagement.
9T Street S
COMMENCING WITH MATINEE TO-DAY.
Belnsco and DeJVlilles' Powerful Drama,
Men " Women
(vinr.criox of ausTAm momrAX.)
With the same excellent Company as seen here in
DVLTSS BEiREiNTOE . WHEELER.
Porbes lloberton would he the fortunatq
man, and In that case a reilvat of 'Itomeo
and Juliet" at the Lceum was to be ex
pected. Hut It is now announced that
t, ...i. fi'- ...III linrl! revive I' C-
elora," with Mrs. Camfbel In the title role,
.lnd It seems probable that she will re
main with htm. , ,
Apropos ot Mr. Hare's American tour, a
representative of the Associated Press
called upon that gentleman yesterday et
enlng. He was found In his dressing ; room
after the third act of "The Notorious Mrs.
Ubbsmlth" and said;
"I haie long been desirous of ilsltlns
America, which I haio not yet seen. Hut
America Is so last that I have nlwnis
shrank from the task. I know that nil
artists worthy of attention receive kind
and generous receptions there, but sou see
when a man has for many cars been play
Ing to a home audience he finds them ait
old friends and blind to his shortcom ngs.
"It was really Bret Ilartc," he continued,
"who finally confirmed ine.ln my idea ot
going, I was dining in his pleasant com
pany, and something was said about my
visiting America, when ne brought nls
hand down with a friendly thump and
said: 'Vou arc Just the man for America
and America Is the place, for you.'
"What plavs shall you produce thorev
"Well, I have hatdly decided," he re
plied. "I ddn't sill until next January and
m plans are not fully made. I don t In
tend to have a iery large repertoire, how
ever. I shall probably produce the play
now running here. 'A Quiet ISubber,' and
A Pair ot Spectacles." w hen the latter
play was produced I think I may say
wlthout vanity that it w.i3 a marvelous
success. Yet strange to. s.i, when It was
done in New Yoik it was not popular."
"Will Mrs. Campbell go with you:"
"1 sincerely hope Hint such an arrange
ment may bo arrived at, but it Is still too
early to determine. It will, of course, be
necessary for me to take a large company
and 1 shall spire no effort to make my
tour a success."
Mr. Hare could not confirm the rumor
that Mr. Wlllaid would take the Garrick
theater during his absence.
Henry living has to get through a dozen
or sp of revivals this season In order to
complete, after his custom, the repertoire
which he will take with him to America
In September. In some of these and es
pecially a ltosa Mund In "Hccket" and
Hero in "Much Ado About Nothing-." Julia.
Aithur will mike her first appearance on
the London stage.
If you would have a baking powder free
from every Impurity, use Dr. Price's.
i:i OX MEAT.
I'nrts of u rosin Zeiiglniliint Are Ilclng Put
Washington Star: Hack ot the Smith
sonian Institution is n lone wooden
building erecteej for temporary pur
poses, one room of which would bo
suitable hendciiiarters for the witches of
Macbeth. It would he hard to Imngine
a place mote weird ot aspect. Jars con
taining reptiles and uatrachlans of va
rious sorts in alcohol are arranged on
shelves, while from the rafters and
beams ovet heart hang skeletons of a
hundred species of beasts and birds.
Tlie skeletons are In process of drying,
the bones composing each animal being
tied together In a bundle with strings.
In odd corners are suspended boas nnd
other setpents in a deslcated condition.
One would not look In vain for tho "eye
ot newt nnd toe of frog" nor yet for
most of the other ingredients ot the
In tlie middle of the floor is a great
box, which contains something hot
readily Identified by the casual observer.
It is a new acquisition, and very
precious In fact, nothing more nor less
than the back part of the skull of a
fossil zeuslodont. It was dug up awhile
ago In Alnbama, and tho Smithsonian
experts have been engaged for some
time in chiseling It out. For, ns should
bo explained, tho fossil was found em
bcilded in phosphate rotk, und the lat
ter had to bo cut away very carefully
in order not to Injure tho specimen.
This wotk has now been completed, and
tho poition ot sKiiu una oilier pones un
earthed with It will soon be ready for
The remains of zeuglortonts have been
found quite plentifully In Alabama und
Mississippi, They Imvo been dug up In
other patts of tlie South tuid In Huiope
also. They wero huge creatures, attain
ing a length of from lift" to seventy
flvo feet, nnd It Is believed that they
were whales. They ivero not latger
than somo whales of tho present day,
and were very much moro slender. The
name given to them lefers to their teeth,
"englodont" meaning "yoke tooth."
Their teeth show Hint they iveto car
nivorous, ns nte the surviving sperm
whale, orca, or "kilter" whale, and other
Hut there are some authorities who ns
sort that tho zettglodonts weia more
neatly lelnteel to tho seals, nnd on tills
question an Interesting controversy has
been going on for some time. Unfortun
ately, no complete skeleton hns ever
been found. Hut the remains hero de
scribed Include certain, bones hitherto
undiscovered, which throw light on tlie
subject, Tho matter will doubtless af
foiel a topic for a scentllo memoir,
For the tuesept It Is ruther a secret,
nnd the details are not ready for publi
cation, Kventualy tho fossil remains
will compose an exhibit for the edifica
tion of tho public. Jt la worth mention
ing, by the way, that not long ago tho
backbones of two or thtee of these
zeuglodonts wero Joined together by nn
Ingenous fakir, who advertised the com
blimtloii as a fossil sea serpent and ex
hibited It as such. For nwhllP ft Im
posed even upon people who might have
been supposed to know better. The ver
tebrae of the zeuglodonts wets long,
while those of modern whales ate shoit.
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