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"ST. Affl" SCORES A
Season at Columbia Usher
ed in With a New Play.
' ATTRACTIONS AT OTHER HOU
"Tiger Lilies" Please Two Crowded
Audiences at Kernan's With a First
Class Show, While "The Great White
Diamond" Thrills Academy Patrons.
THfe COLUMBIA "St. Ann," a new play
In four acts, by Paul Armstrong. The
likliird Stoncdgc Emyllie.
Ann l.amont, "St. Ann"..
John Mdstrrs. l. I)
Gordon Titus. ....;. ........
John K. Harvard
R. 1!. Field
....I-atira .Nelson I1.il!
V. II. Sadler
Charles I). Ualilron
...W. K. Hiittcrfl.Id
...Joseph II. Holland
Charles V. Waite'
The new theatrical year at the Co
lumbia fTheater was ushered in last
night with a new play, 'St. Ann," by
Paul Armstrong, a writer new to the
"St. Ann" Is Mr. Armstrong's baby
play, but in It he has proved that he
possesses a vast fund of originality,
quite rare these days of modern play
wrlghtlng, that he has many new ideas
in stagecraft, that he can pen lines as
bright as any that have ever come
from a Plnero, a Jones, or a Fitch, and
that h has a vein of humor that Is
delightfully keen, spontaneous, and
"St. Ann" Is a story of artists. St.
Ann is Ann Lamont, first Introduced as
a struggling artist in New York, while
In the second act she is seen as a fa
mous painter whom all London is talk
ing, on account of a very remarkable
canvas, "The Other Woman."
The set of artists shown In the first
act is a very congenial and happy ag
gregation of bdhemians not that
Irowsy, long-haired, vulgar crowd with
a profuston of shop talk on tap all of
the time but a merry, hard-working,
hard-up lot of talented, struggling
A Number of Familiar Characters.
Mr. Armstrong has supplied all the
people usually found In a play of this
sort. There Is a black-bearded scoun
drel, who causes all the anguish for
the heroine, a rich young fellow who
loves St. Ann devotedly; a bright young
3rtist, Grant Dudley, whose work is so
good that it won't sell while he Is alive,
so he conceives the idea of circulating
the report that he is dead, and then de
camps for Jjcndon, where, under an as
sumed name, he succeeds ery well,
nhlle a now appreciative American pub
lic pays fancy prices for his early ef
forts. Then there Is a young woman
another artist, of course a Miss Mas
ters, who is In love with Dudley, and
this little affaire supplies a very en
tsrtaining subsidiary Jove story, and. be
sides, the pair contributes most of the
comedy of the performance. There is
in addition, a fussy, good-natured old
art critic capitally played, by the way
by Robert McWade, -and several other
personages, none of whom attains any
prominence durlns the development of
, Leon Richmond has wronged St. Ann
and It Is her determination to prove
to him that 3he does not care for him
that leads the good young lover, Gordon
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Tilus. Into all sorts of worry and trouble,
not to mention a trl? to a Hawaiian
Scene Shifted to London.
After Mr. 'Armstrong gels his charac
ters Introduced to the audience and to
each other in the first act ho shifts
the scene from Xcw York to London,
where Dudley s known as Kcnilworth
Knight, and S Ann has developed into
ihc artistic sensation of the hour, and
is known as Miss John. The good young
man. who loes Ann so fervently that
ho has undergone untold misery during
the two years' separation, appears on
the scene Just as Dudley is making
1 reparations for the celebration of the
Fourth of July.
This young Dudley is icry much of an
American, as he shows when he says.
in speaking of his desire to return to,
Xew York: "I would ratner uo ume on
Black'w ell's Island, where I could just
now and then sec foolish old New York,
than to be the lord mayor of London."
This Is a very patriotic utterance, and
It can be relied upon to secure a hearty
hand for Mr. Dudley every night, even
if it has a Dan Daly ring to it. for Mr.
Daly once remarked that he would rath
er be a lamp post on Broadwaj- than
the lord mayor of the big English' town.
The young man who loves Ann so
very, very much meets her in Dudley's
studio and asks her to be his wife.
He tells her that he has come to Lon
don principally to see the painting "The
"Have you seen it?" he asks of. Ann.
"Yes," she answers.
"Who is this Miss John? Do you
know her?' he queries.
"I do," Ann very coolly replies, and
continues: "She's my best friend."
The Play's Strong Scene.
Then follows one of tlicj very strongest
scenes of the play, during which Ann
discloses her identity and confesses that
"The Other Woman" is her work, and
that the face of the other woman Is an
idealized portrait of the woman who
married the gentlemanly villain of the
play, Leon Richmond.
However, Ann does not consent to im
mediately become the wife of the nice
young man a millionaire, by the way,
with a yacht and everything else millionaire-.-.
Ann says "all men are
egotists, and who knows, if Richmond
were to appear on the scene and again
tell me of his love, that I might not re
spond?" "Who knows?" repeats Ann. "Wait
until I am sure this hatred Is not jeal
ousy," she adds, and Titus exits, while
almost immediately Richmond and .his
wife enter and have one of their fre
quent spats, after which Mrs. Richmond
goes home, while her lord and master
picks up a photograph with the name
"Miss John, the Celebrated Painter,"
written on the reverse side.
Just then Ann comes on the scene.
Richmond says he loves her and wants
to marry her and that his w If; wants to
return to New York to secure a divorce.
Ann tells him to have his w,ife sail on
the morrow and asks him tc meet her
that night at Dudley's place on the
Thames, where she will give him her
The next night one of Dudley's guests
innocently remarks in Titus' presence
that Ann Is going to marry Richmond,
and Titus hurriedly starts for Hawaii to
live among the lepers for the sake of
science, as he puts It.
Of course, Ann tells Richmond just
about what she thinks of him when they
meet. As soon as she learns that Titus
has sailed away on his yacht she takes
the longest route for Hawaii, while the
villain determines to take the shorter
one and head her off.
Lovers in Hawaii.
From the Thames the story changes
to Hawaii, and In a very pretty interior
of amative hut,' painted very' effectively,
Ann meets the Richmond and makes an
effort to shoot herself 'with a revolver
loaded with blanks. A second later
youn" Mr. Titus enters, a noise is heard
behind the screen where Richmond has
dragged Ann, and mister vllllan jumps
.cut; fires three or four shots at Titus,
who remarks quite unconcernedly, "lou
can't hurt anything with blank cart
ridges." Titus secures possession of the
gun, backs over to a desk, and loads the
sharpens intellects by
improving health. .
fl&Kes of wheat aad malt eaten cold. .
Does TCcndera for the Boy.
"I feel grateful to yon for making ' Force.' My son, who is employed In an office, had been running
down for months. 'Force' pleased his taato and ho cats It twice a day, with the result that he is gninlng
strength and vitality dally. I feel that it has done wonders for him. Mrs. -"
(Name furnished on application.)
weapon wih business shells, tells Rich
mond that he had better prepare a pray
er, and then, as Titus is just about to
shoot, a priest enters rather conveni
ently and grasps his hands, and says
most impressively, "Thou shall not
Richmond begs to be allowed to de
part, and while Ann Is getting ready for
a spring Into' her locr's arms, the bad
man of the play makes his escape, and
with the loers united and everything
cleared uji the curtain descends.
Strong, Successful Play.
Mr. Armstrong's play would be called
a problem play had It been produced
when this style of stage literature "w as
the vogue. However, today it is just a
strong, successful, love-story play a
very interesting one athat full of in
terest and overflowing with comedy.
There are a number of very carefully
and excellently drawn characters, and
the development of the story is consis
tent, even ifsome of the little tricks
that are onlyknown to the experienced
dramatist are wanting.
Last night the audience was a friendly
one to Miss Hall, the St. Ann of the play
almost everybody present knew her by
reason of her recent connection with
the Ardca stock company. She was lib
erally applauded In several scenes, al
though nothing she did equaled her con
fession in the second act. Ann is a part
in which almost any actress of ordinary
experience might score a large-sized hit,
andvyct Miss Hall was disappointing at
Mmes. The part is sympathetic to a
remarkable degree and will make the
reputation of the actress who is lucky
enough to play it on Broadway. Some of
Miss Hall's work is highly creditable,
but It Is not even. At times she makes
one think that she is Rolng to do some
really gieat acting, and she only re
sponds with an ordinary effort. But in
two or three scenes she docs conic
up to critical expectations, and nothing
better than the second act confession
and the scene with Richmond in the
third net could be asked for.
Charles Waldron's Great Hit.
"St. Ann" i3 responsible for bringing
to the fore a young actor who is des
tined, without any doubt, to replace
some one of the widely advertised mati
nee heroes of the stage. This young
thespian, Charles Waldron, is the con
spicuous success of ''St. Ann." - His role
cannot in all verity be called a good
one; it does not afford him many
chances to display his art, but in every
scene in which he appears he dominates
everything and his work stands out in
hold relief from that of his associates.
Mr. Waldron is a handsome, manly
young fellow, with a voice rich and reso
nant, and he reads his lines 'ike a -veteran,
with understanding nnd apprecia
tion. He Is easily the best young actor
that has been seen by a Washington au
dience In several seasons, and Broadway
and prominence in his profession are
just before him.
That always fine old actor, Robert Mc
Wade, plays an art critic in "St. Ann."
.It is a splendid character bit, and Mr.
McWade fairly revels in It. It is a de
light in these days of careless actors to
hear an actor deliver speeches jjs Mr.
McWade does. It may be "the old
school," as It Is so often termed, but
it's the real school, and Mr. McWade Is
one of its most brilliant graduates.
Mr. Hazzard's Comedy Success.
John E. Hazzard Is a chipper sort of
a chap as Grand Dudley and scores n
distinct comedy success. Ills foil, Mls3
Gladys Gates as Rose Masters, Is a vi
vacious, interesting yqung woman who
gives a very clever performance. Eugene
Frazier is the -villain of the play, and
notwithstanding the handicap of having
to appear as a very caddish sort of a
'feilovv-'Mr.' Armstrong's villain has no
redeeming quality he triumphs in a
very decided manner. Mr. Frazier's
style of stage scoundrel Is not at all
conventional, and the very fact that he
won the hatred of every woman and
most of the men in the audience should
be sufficient praise for his art.
W. E. Sadler Is ey good a3 John
Masters, nnd the Lord Ashley of W. E.
Buttcrficld Is not the caricature that
most actors would make it. Miss Flor
ence Robinson is a breezy, gushy patron
Jim Dumps' first-born young Jim-a clerk,
Had wrecked his health by overwork.
His brain grew weak, his body thin,
Just as his fathor'3 once had been.
"Eat 'Force,'" Jim Senior begged of him.
He am. now ne is "Sunny
to-Sorve Ccrel Sj
of art and is really excellent, while Miss
Edith Hinklc and Miss Lucilc York arc
admirable in their respective roles.
"St. Ann" Is capitally mounted, the
scenic scheme being Mr. Armstrong's
own Idea, and a most excellent one it is,
too. There will bo matinee perform
ances of "St. Ann" Thursday and Sat
urday. Every woman Jn Washington
who loves a love story should fcca It.
"The Great White Diamond" at the
"The Great White Diamond," a mclo
drama of most thrilling character, Is the
bill at the Academy this week, two per
formances of tho piece being given yes
terday. The story of tho play hinges on the
continual appearance and disappearance
of a diamond reputed of great size and
value. It is the property of the hero, a
young miner, and Is stolen from him by
a Nyctalops, a wierd, uncanny being,
who 13 totally blind in the day time, but
possessed of perfect sight in the dark
ness. From the time the Jewel 'is first
stolen until the end of the play the ac
tion of the story goes at a lively rate.
An interesting love story, with the
usual vicissitudes and reunion . of the
lovers at tho close, runs through the
Somo realistic stage pictures are pre
sented, among them a snow storm, a
railway station, and the swing for life.
The scene at tho railway station is one
of the best of Its kind ever shown on a
local stage. The train, consisting of an
engine and three cars, dashes across the
stage in real railroad fashion, while the
swing for life arouses the audience to
The company presenting "The Great
White Diamond" is a capable one. In
terest attaches mainly to the character
of tho Nyctalops, which Is played this
season by Gugllemp RIcclardc. The role
and its make-up suggest that of Sven
gali. He goes through the piece like a
specter, but the unique character of the
role rather distinguishes it from the
usual line of stage villains.
Charles Booth and Florence Huntley
were acceptable as the young lovers.
and James A. Barnes, in the small char
acter part of an English servant, did
well. Several specialties were intro
duced during the. progress of the olay.
.naunees will bo given today. Thurs
day, and Saturday.
The bill at the Academy next week
will be an offering new to Washington.
caiieu -liie inline -Mother.
"Tiger Lilies" at Kernan's Lyceum.
One of the best aggregations of
vaudeville and burlesque talent that ha3
been seen in the capital for a long
while Is "The Tiger Lilies," a new or
ganization that appeared at Kernan's
yesterday before two audiences that till I
ed the theater to overflowing. "The
Tiger Lilies" .depart, to a great extent,
from the average offering of burlesqiif
In that an effort Is made to make tin
opening and closing portions of the en
tertainment as diverting and a good
as the vaudeville features that are
sandw iched in between. In the Hobo
Baron and Wink Van Ripple "The Tiger
Lilies' " contingent of comedians have
abundant opportunities to break away
from the conventional clap stick order
of comedy, and they do it very ef
The company is ndmirably costumed,
the" scenic part of the production Is
quite pretentious, and in many ways the
performance . Is distinctly an advance
upon what the patrons of Kernan's have
been in the habit of witnessing.
In the burlesques John J. Black, Vic
MIlo.Max Reynolds, Tom McRae, James
E. Coopfr, Julia Natus, Stella Mack,
Lucfa Kooper, and Arlirie Wyatt contri
bute a generous share of music, dancing,
and comedy, while a chorus that is phy
sically very attractive and vocally
., LOCAL MENTION.'
Hot Tarnalcs and Chili Con Carne
At the Itancli, j07 T st. mv. "Come 'round."
satisfactory, adds to the enjoyment of
The vaudeville part of the bill Is
given by the Gcrrity sisters, the Deonz
brotlicrs. Black and Kooper, the Three
Polos, Cooper and Reynolds, and Mc
Rac and Wyatt.
"A Stranger in New York" at the Em
pire. Two large audiences witnessed the
performances of Hoyt's "A Stranger In
New1 York" at the Empire Theater yes
terday, ?nd as on the occasion of the
opening of the house on Saturday night,
the farce scored a big success.
Thi. enmn rnmnanv will be seen In an
other Hoyt piece, '"A Trip to China
town," undoubtedly the most success
ful, from a flnnncial point of view, of
.any of .the plays written by the best
satirist the American stage has ever
known. The Frst performance of "A
Trip to Chinatown" will be given at tho
Empire Thursday afternoon, nnd will
tc continued during the remainder of
The organization presenting "A
Stranger in Now York" and "A Trip O
Chinatown" is one of the best that has
ever occupied aj 'cal stage, and tlu
performances arc worth considerabl
more than the popular prices that pre
vail at the Empire.
Black Patti's Troubadours at Conven
The hand of colored performers head
ed by Madam J SIssicrctta Jones, or
"The Black Pattl," as she Is commonly
Inown, entertained two good sized au
'dlences at Convention Hall yesterday.
The local engagement was for yesterday
The season at the National Theater
will be opened next Monday night with
"The Show Girl," one of the numerous
comedies that were presented In New
York during the spring. "The Show
Girl" attained a greater degree of pop
ularity, so it Is claimed by the man
agement, than any of the other plays of
a like character that appealed for the
patronage of metropolitan theatergoers
for the three months It occupied the
stage of Wallack's Theater.
The original New York company will
bo seen In the performance at tho
"Richard Carvel" at the Lafayette
The first performance of the season
at the Lafayette will be given next Mon
day afternoon, with Andrew Robson In
"Richard Carvel," as the attraction.
j This is tho play In which John Drew
was seen here two years ago, and it is
said to afford Mr. Robson many opportu
nities for the display of histrionic ablU
The company ib advertised as being
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MGR. CONATY BELIEVED
TO BE NAMED COADJUTOR
Rector of Catholic University of Amer
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Mgr. Joseph F. Conaty, rector of the
Catholic University of America! is
named as the probable coadjutor to Rf.
Rev. Richard Phelan, bishop of the
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