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"The Pride of Jennico," the great ro
!■ drama, which was founded on the
chi< f incident in Agnes and Egerton Cas
tle's popular romance of the same title,
will I l here at the Metropolitan
house four nights and Wednesday
matinee, « ommonqing tonight.
The stage version was done by Abby
ardson and Grace L. Furniss,
fir.<! I t the greatest of the
Frohman successes which has seen the
light for manj a year. The hero is a
young man named Basil Jennico, who
has pass* (1 the early years of his life in
the English army.
At the ag< of twenty-six he finds him
self heir to the estates of his great-uncle,
alous <iii warrior who has pass:-a
hi= life in foreign military service. The
uncle's dying request is that his nephew
Choose for a wife a woman whose name
Mid ; il equal that of Jennico.
Th^ young man takes up his life on his
lonely e&tates, which are situated on the
marshes of Bohemia and Moravia, and
there, surrounded >y a horde of retainers,
Who Mill ic!:iin their ancient fealty to
the estates, lie spends his time fishing and
(hunting. On one of these excursions he
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WAILACE WOFvSLEY AS BASIL JENNICO.
To Appear at the Metropolitan Opera House This Evening.
mepts the Princess Ottillie of Dornheim,
» neighboring principality, and her maid,
also named Ottillie. The two girls have
fled to the neighborhood to escape an epi
demic which has appeared in Dornheim.
Jennico realizes his opportunity and
fesks tho hanu of the princess. The maid
superintends the introduction, but tnis
maid is really the princess, who, follow
ing a caprice, has decided to appear be
fore the lord of the manor as the at
tendant and present her companion as the
noblewoman. She has made tiie substi
tution to ascertain whether he really
loves her or is only ambitious to wed a
■woman of dignified rank.
The wedding ceremony Is performed in a
dark chapel, and as the bride is heavily
veiled, it is easy for the princess to make
the substitution at the altar.
Jennico, upon learning of the trick, at
first is furious, but coon after his anger
■oftena and he takes the supposed maid
to his heart.
From this point, which is the end of the
second act, the novel and play diverge.
Instead of making Jennico and his bride
Eoparato as the result of a quarrel, the
£layw: igbts lave made jealousy the pre
t<xt. aroused in Jennico by the discovery
that hi.s wife is holding secret communi
cations with Prince Eugen of Rothen
burg, a cousin of the princess, and a
villain, who also is ambitious to win her
hand. Stung by her husiband's suspicions,
ehe leaves his house, vowing that she will
not return until he has asked for par
don on hi.s knees. As he turns to follow
her a shot is fired and he falls. As soon
as he recovers he follows her to Dorn
beim, determined to regain her. At a
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MISS CLAUDIA HTJBBABD,
One of Gendarmes in Weber ami Field's Big Musical Travesty, "Fiddle-Dee-Dee."
at th« Grand.
tavern he meets Eugen, who is unknown
to him, and who is intent upon his
destruction. After a while the princess
appears upon the scene and the villainous
Eugen, who has all along tried to prevent
the lovers from meeting, uses a device
which Is one of the strongest climaxes of
the play. Showing her the concealed
forms of several of his hired assassins,
he tells her tnat Jennico will be shot
from ambush if she recognizes,him.
Torn between anguish and fear and
love of her husband, which has never
faltered, Ottillie renounces him to save
his life. In the fight which follows she
thinks that he is killed, and consents to
accept the escort of Eugen to her home.
Eugen, however, is pursued by Jennico,
who finally meets his rival and kills him,
wins back his wife and brings the story
to a triumpnant close.
The scenery is very fine and all the
costumes and accessories also, all being
the ones of the original production in
New York. The company is first-class
and includes Wallace Worsley, W. J. Hal
pren, Frances Neilson, Aileen May and
"THE CLIMBERS"' TIMS WEEK.
Fiteh'a Great Play to Be Presented
at the Metropolitan.
Local theatergoers will be interested in
the first appearance in this city of "The
Climbers" at the Metropolitan Thursday
evening of this week. This brilliant
play of social life is considered :o be
Clyde ■ Fitch's greatest contribution to
prsent day stage literature, and .so suc
cessful was its presentation that it ran
at the Bijou theater, New York, tor 200
Mr. Fitch's play treats of society and
the aspirations of its members. The
temptations which beset some women in
the world commonly alluded to as that
of the "400," the disappointments accru
ing from uncongenial marriages, and
the nobility of Home natures which con
trive to hold fast to their high ideals,
although they have been disillusionized
by incontrovertible fact, are trenchantly
set forth. Every character in the play
reaches up for something. Mrs. Hun
ter and her youngest daughter for social
prominence; her son-in-law, Richard
Sterling, for wealth through Wall street
manipulations, and her daughter. Blanch*
Sterling, for happiness and high ideals.
At the time of her father's death Mrs.
Sterling learns that her hus>band is con
nected with dishonest money dealings.
She makes heroic efforts to save him, as
sisted by a stanch friend of the family,
Edward Warden. Love develops be
tween Mrs. Sterling and the latter, but
notwithstanding the fact that her hus
band's contemptible rascality has kiilad
her love for him, she conquers that felt
by her for his friend, Warden.
"The Climbers" has been staged with
rare tastJ and beauty. Everything in
the rooms betokens an artistic touch
They are not merely furnished scenes!
*THE SF. PAUIr, CLOBE a SUNDAY, APRii, 6f 1902.
but they show a real home, appropriate
ly luxurious in its appointments. The
original scenic and sartorial appoint
ments w*H be seen in its production her<"".
The right idea as to \be players best
fitted^ to portray the characters in Mr.
Fitch's remarkable play has cerfatnly
been carried out. Rarely has a greater
collection of celebrities appeared if. one
organization. The roles in "The Ciimb
ers" have been assigned as follows:
Richard Sterling. Charle.3 Kent; Ed
ward Warden, James Carew; Frederick
Mason, Bennett Sturgis; Johnny Trotter.
Frederick Peters; Dr. ' Hermitage,
Charles Master; Jordan, George Kinard;
Leonard, Joseph Robison; Richard Ster
ling, Jennie A. Eustace; Jessica Hunter,
"Elizabeth Barry; Marian Ber,jr. STlss
Hlipter, Ethel Winthrop; Miss Godesby,
Marion Giroux: Miss Sillerton, Maude
Ream Stover; Thompson, Lillian Wright;
Maizie Oliver. The engagement is for
three nights and Saturday matinee.
BENEFIT TO THE MIL.CH SISTERS.
Purpose Is to Raise Funds for the
Girls' Musical Education.
The Metropolitan opera house orchestra
and musicians in general throughout the
city will tender a benefit at the Metro
politan this afternoon, beginning at 3:30
sharp, to the Misses Anna a.nd Mar
garetha Milch, daughters of the late
Louis Milch. These little girls are very
clever » and " exceptionally talented, one
beirig a. violinistsiof great promise, and
the other a piani?te. The concert is for
the purpose of raising funds to complete
the musical' education of the children.
The Misses Milch will appear in pianos
and violin solos and duets, assisted by
the Metropolitan orchestra, augmented
to twenty-five men for this occasion,. The
programme in detail will be as follows: -
March—"Aida" : . .....:.....Verdi
Augmented by Metropolitan Opera House
Scenes de Ballet Beriot
Violin Solo ..........Anna Senkrah Milch
Serenade and Allegro giojoso—
Piano Solo— . ""- ;.'
Margaret Milch with Orchestra Accom
paniment. • " .': -
Overture— "Semiramis" .: Rossini
Violin Solo ..: Anna SenVrah Milch
"Traumerei" —........ .Schumann
(a) 'Tarantella" Kij-ganoff
(b) -'Souvenir" .- Karganoff
Piano Solo Margaret Milch
* antasic— ■'Warriors Return"... Kucken
; Orchestra. -
The Dilettanti Mandolin orchestra,-'
which proved such a pleasant surprise to
St. Paul music lover? last week, will re
turn to the Metropolitan opera house fa
another concert Sunday afternoon, April
23. at 3:30 p. m. Miss Frances Vincent
will again appear as soloist.
"FIDDLB-DEE-DEE' AT THE GRAND
Comes Here After a Record-Break
ing Run at Pan-Anierii:an.
Fiddle-Dee-Dee," direct from a suc
cessful run in Buffalo at the Pan-Ameri
can exposition, comes to the Grand opera
house this week, commencing tov'gl't.
"Fiddle-Dee-Dee" is acknowledge?! to be
the greatest success ever staged by Web
er & Fields. It was put on In Buffalo at
Shea's garden theater last spring ana
played more than 220 consecutive perform
ances in that house. Mr. Shea decided
that it was too good a show to be placed
back in storage, and he has booked it in
the principal cities of the United States
for the entire season of 1901-1902. There
are fifty people and two carloads of
scenery in the show, making it one of
the most expensive on the road this sea
son. The cast is the same as was pro
duced in all through the Pan-
American season, where it was acknowl
edged to be the best performance in, that
city. Rice and Cady, in the characters
originated by Weber & Fields, are ac
knowledged to equal that famous Dutch
team, and many consider them even bet
ter than the originals. -
Boibby North, who stepped into the
shoes vacated by Dave Warfield, has won
for himself an enviable reputation. Mr.
North is as clever a Hebrew as ever im
personated that well known character
John G. Sparks as the Irish comedian
of. the show has lost none of his talent,
and he has played, more than twenty-five,
different Irish characters during his*, time
on the stage. John Alden, as Hoffman,
Barr, the part originally made by De
/wolf Hopper, is a man of splendid
physique, an actor of ability, and he
plays the part to perfection. Truly Shat
tuck, as Mrs. Meadowbrooks, the part
made famous by Lillian Russell,-is. a
very beauptif ul woman with a voice that
shows careful training, and she will add
to the strength of : the cast.V- Dorothy
Drew, who has the singing hit of Che
Reason,,..'Rosey Posey," is a clever young
woman who sings and dances ■equally
t well. As captain of the gendarmes she
makes a ibaautlful appearance on the
Among the other well known people in
.the show are the Cardownie sisters the '
Johnstone brothers, in ' their musical
specialty and the Newsboys' quartette,
ail or whom are well known specialty
people. Then there will be a chorus of
forty voices and all of the girls are ex-»
ceptionally good dancers. There will be
three acts in Fiddle-Dee-Dee, the first
a scene at the Paris exposition, in which
Weber and Fields' famous doll scene is
given and "Rosey Posey" is sung. Then
there will be the Swiss scene, in which
,the.comedians and the dog offer one of
the bast pieces of comedy known to the
../? he final act travesties scene? from:
■Thi' k° r(3 , Q£ eX! M the dinner scene from
sextette °yr J anilly"-.ad the Florodora .
sextette. Coming as it does with a rec
2m, °V he >? n? est run. ever made in
either New York or Buffalo, the show
themilaLn° be one of .* he biSgest hlt" °f
VICTORIA BIRLESQIERS AT STAR.
Said to BeOee of the Fore;ii»«t of
Vaudeville Organizations. *
The airy, fairy' tinsel-like form of
SS?ii?f™ ent ' burle . and vaudeville,
which 13 so popular, with the majority'
of theatergoers, will, be the offering at'
the Star theater this...week,-, commencing 1
with matinee today, ami will be inter
preted by Ed F. Rushes ;"Victoria Bur-'
lesquers,' an organization.-.which made
a reputation for it;e:f. the past two pea-"
sons and which- already ranks among the
foremost organizations of its' clas« this 1 *
season. It .will be ,se? n - here with ev
ery essential- of a tirst-claes attraction
and with elaborate scenery- and gorgeous
wardrobe. : - - ■■ . .^ +
, The comedians' are clever.:'- The vau
deville performers are stars 1 in their re
spective lines, while the chorus is com
posed of handsome and \ talented bur
lesquers. v - ;. - -
The entertainment will be found spark
ling: with novelties and there will not L<e
a dull moment throughout the length Of"
the performance. 'me bail of fun com
mences to roll with a vaudeville cock-'
tail.entitled; "High School Girls," vand is
a lasting beverage.of mirth, melody and
song in which all the members of the
company participate: then comes part
second, the olio of specialty stars which"
introduce Aggie .Behlor and company in
an entire new singing and dancing nov
elty; Reid and. Gilbert,' the travesty;
stars; Le Roy and Lavanion, English
comedy bar act; Markey and ;vurt,
Irish monologue ' and parody singings!
and the Harpers, coon signers, dancers'
and cakewalk The closing bur
lesque i 3 called "Slumming in China-;
town," showing a genuine society opium'
den, handsomely-lavished with the glit
tering opulence and luxurious magnifi
cence of the Celestial Orient ■-: in full*
swing, introducing real Chinamen real
opium and real victims. The show ends'?
as it commences, with a scream and a
roar. Pictures of Prince Henry in" Amer
ica is an extra feature with c the- com
pany. ;-^ ••_...; - ' - " r>
"THE DAIRY FARM" OX THE WAY.,
Will Follow "FiUdle-Dee-Dee" for « 1
Week et the Grand.
"The Dairy Farm." the most success
ful of all pastoral plays, will be present- '
ed at the G-rand opera house following
the engagement of . "Fiddle-Dee-Dc-."
This charming work is from Ihe pen of
Miss Eleanor Merron, an actress of groat"*
histrionic ability, who has been seen in
the leading support cf many of the best'"
stars and has since become a star herself
The play brings with it the most remark
able record of having been presented at
| 109 performances in New York, being the
longest run ever accorded to an Ameri-
can author's first piav 164 consecutive
performances i n P} lU adlphia, the only
f H-»? apnf" er the century mark
in that city, and m times in Chicago. It
has been indorse,, b y the clergy of all
denominations, who are unanimous In
their verdict that it i s the purest, most
wholesome and most moral play tfiat has
ever been presented to theater-goers. The
story is one that appeals to the finer
fadings; a story u lat appeals to the non
theater-goers, bo to speak for "The Dairy
1 arm has been seen by more people who
have never crossed the threshhoid of an
opera house before than any play ever
produced In this country
"Cripple Creek, One of tne latest melo
dramatic successes and which has met
with distinct favor wherever it has ap
peared tnis season, is underlined for ear
ly production at the Grand. The piav is
said to contain much that is entertaining,
the story is full of life and action, the
characters introduced are familiar types
and the numerous stirring- =cenes and sit
uations are all well worked up to and
Many new laces will be • seen in the
forthcoming production of Bartley Camp
bell's "The White Slave," which -vrfil bs
seen at the Grand the latter part of this
month. "The White Slave" is a clean,
wholesome play, a tender story, full of
pathos and hearty laughter; it has his
toric interest and never fails to please,
unusual care has been taken by the man
agement in selecting the company for the
final tour of the play, with a view to
making the performance even better than
Phc coming- month will witness a num
ber of exceptionally good attractions at
the Grand opera house, among which tbv
new meio-drama "Not Guilty," is deserv
ing of special mention. The play comes
with the prestige of gTeat success in oth
c-r cities and it is promised to be present
ed by a capable company and staged in
an elaborate manner
'The Volunteer Organist," a dramati
zation of the famous ballad of that narw,
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"DROP MY -WIFE'S IMD."
Scene From "The Climbers," Which Is to Be Presented at the Metropolitan the
Last Half of the Week.
is included in the list of May bookin&.s
at the .U-raHd opera house. Ttie play
treats of life in a small village in Ver
mont and the story is said to be full of
heart interest, comedy, pathos with a
number of strong scenes and situations.
HASWEIL COMPANY IS NOTABLE.
Something About the Players Who
Will Visit St Paul This Summer.
Miss Percy Haswell will bring with her
a notable company of versatile players
when her stock company opens its sea
son at the Grand opera house the even
ing of May 25. Miss Haswell herself is
no stranger to St. Paul, as she has ap
peared here with William H. Crane and
the Augustin Daly company. She has
been at the head of a stock company of
her own In Baltimore and*"Washington
i'or the past two seasons, and has made
such an enviable record for herself t\>at
Manager Henry B. Harris, of New York,
has just signed a five years' contract for
her to star, commencing next September,
in "A Royal Family."
Miss Haswell'.s leading man is Frank
GHlmore, the jioted English actor wno
camo to this country with John Hare,
and liked the climate so well that tie fe
n-ained to become leading man with
Minnie Maddern Fiske last season.
Misa Laura McGilvray is one of the
pi incipal actresses in support of Miss
Hasw.'ll. She is fair and youthful, and
has played important roles in the com
panies of Richard Mansfield, Mrs. Fiske
and Charles Frchman.
George Fawcett. the director and man
ager of the Haswr-11 company, is one of
the best known character actors in the
country. Ten years &go he was at the
head of a stock company in St. Paul,
and he has many friends here. Mr.
Fawcett was leading man with the elder
"Salvini. and has: appeared in a number
of New York production?, the most nota
ble being "The Little Minister,' in which
he was the original Bob Dow, and "Un
leavened Bread," in Which he scored a
groat hit as the wily politician.
Miss Alice Butler, who will play char
acter and straight roles, has been a great
favorite with the Pittsburg Stock com
pany, and has scored success in Balti
more ami Washington. Before that she
was with Richard Mansfield in "Castle
Miss Agnes Everett, who will p!av char
acter and serious roles, was last season
a prominent member of the "Ben Hur"
company. She is an excellent actress and
The ingenue of the Harwell company
is Miss Viola Burton, a very pretty and
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AGUES B. BEHLER
Will Appsar This "Week With the Victoria Burlesquers at the Star Theater.
ered *™J£ uns woman- who Is consid
tn^hU *^ of a '-'find." She came
1 S i^il^° ni in Baltimore so rapidly that
horTnK Pa CvL SS may -be predicted for
»££* matinee id° 7 of the Percy Haswell
Stock company is Frederick G. Lewis
TV ho plays the leading juvenile' roles. Mr
Lewta.. has been playing in "The Heart
of Maryland,"- and in Baltimore tniswir
n-!agnnudl a PerS°nal SUCCeSS °f the first
aie 1r byC42eton'- actQr and stase man
tfo,^ a ,tne comPany. has been with
Maude Adams for three seasons and was
'-Sna InDSne "ChiCag° P-<luct,on adino?
witn Sol Smith Russell for the past ten
eleven Before Joining Russell, he spent
brat«] :ears as ■a mem of the cele
efinHlT' °f the c«mpany will
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XOTES OF T-IE DRAM-*.
' "The Explorers," the musical comedy
which proved v of the big hits of the
season at the Metropolitan, has- beer, se
cured for a return engagement of tour
nights and Wednesday' matinee, beginning
Sunday, April 13. _'
"Humpty Dumpty and the Black D-.vaif
is the title of a "merger' cf spectacular
shows which will be presented at the Met
ropolitan, April 17, IS and 19. The show,
as the name would indicate, is a com
bination of the best and most attractive
features of two big organizations
'Arizona" is underlined for the Met
ropolitan opera house for April 20, -1 22
"Ycur State Folks." Aulr.i.- Sioman's
pastoral comedy success, wt>icn eomog to
thy Metropolitan. April 24, i>- raid to he
remarkable for the iitie.-uion which naa
been given to detail in th<
accessories, giving the play a ; •cn!ia:ly
realistic atmosphere. Elec-trieai devices!
are utilized va secure- firefly ami other <'f ■ I
fects in the famous "Maple Lane" scene,
and an almost uncannily real sto'i.i >!'
thunder, lightning and rain i.s a feature
of the first act. The original New York ;
production will be seen, including two car j
loads of scenery by Voesrtlin and a coxa- i
pany of forty, headed by James Lackaye, !
Ray Royce and other well known char- :
Rose Ccghlan in her Idlest success,
"Lady Barter," comes t-3 the Metropolitan
May 1 for an engagement of a half Week.
One of the notable theatrical events of
th.- spring will be the special production
of Sheridan Kncwles" play of • The
Hunchback," which Llebler & Co. have,
now in active preperation for Mtes Viola
Allen, and which will have Its initial pre
sentation at the opening of thp second
week of Mir.s Allen's coming engagement
at the Grand opera hruse. Chicago, April
28, and continue throughout iht week.
California and Retnrn fSO.OO.
The North-Western Line will make a
special rate of $50 for the round trip
from St. Paul-Minneapolis to Los An
geles and San Francisco for the con
vention of Federation of Women's Clubs
and also for the regular session of Inde
pendent Order of Foresters. Tickets on
sal; April 20th to 27th, inclusive. For
full information as to stop-over privil
leges, different routes, accommodations
etc.. call on or write J. A. O'Brien. C. T."
A., 322 Nicollet avenue. Minneapolis; c!
A. Whitaker, 382 Robert street. St. Paul
or T. W. Teasdale, Genl Passenger
Agent, St. Paul. Minn.
$1.00 Per Berth to Chicago Via
During March and AorJl "The Milwau
kee" line will operate tourist sleeping
cars between the Twin Cities and Chica
gv twice each week in each direction.
Tourist cars will leave Twin Cities on
5:35 p. m. train every Wednesday and
Saturday, arriving Chicago 9:30 follow
Rate per double berth, $1.00.
Westbound tourist cars will leave Chi
cago Tuesdays and Fridays.
w r^ "r"* Ur i. Proprietor Tltfu LJIA>S. Nuu<r
DIALOGUES AND LYRICS BY ~j AND JilL THIS WEEK
EDGAR SMiTH , | -- . -
|^ |p |p ANOTHER $1.50 SHOW AT POPULAR PRICES,
D^M HB ANOTHER $1.50 SHOW AT POPULAR PRIG'S,
LL B HER. HI. SHEA
If 11. W §■ Presents for the first time In the West
111 J the laughing hit of the year,
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'■4 DELIGHTFUL MUSICAL TRAVESTY
I |l I 1 DIRECT FROM SHEA'S THEATRE, BUFFALO
I 1 SB IP Orsat Ooznsily Cast.
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WLJia S^ S«3i Bobby Mortis Dor3th/ Draw
l^pj gUII Alff Anderjon Sda Sturgis
' " ■"' , - Jahn Q. Spa Jasss Cardownia
CHORUS OF 50 VOICES AII of the or'g ina! scenery, music and cos
_ m^mm^mwßMMm^mmßmamim^^^ tumes used in the New York production.
WEEBCSF* ji FIRST TIME AT POPULAR PRICES
« c I THE
== THE GHEATE.T OF PASTORAL PLAYS.
Matinee Today 3:3o— flilc'i Benefit Concert.
T^MS^MT Pour.Nißhta, ■■ I TU£ CWqiT OftheTJeUricU Year
B tLfffiVU-vgaj B WeJnesday Mst. | If!- CViJI I (First Tim: ner<sj
THE GREAT ROMANTIC DRAMA,
■ Presented by .Special Arrangement with .1. Daniel Froh.Tiin.
ORIGINAL SGENERY, COSTUMES AND STAGE EFFECTS
ANO A POWERFUL CAST.
Night Prioes— 2sc to Si.oo. niatlnee— 25c to 50c.
SEsllttla-i-et Commencing 4gh Matinsc
ffylyialS Thursday... HipPlfi I^l Saturday
Presents Her No. 1 and Only Company in CLYDE FITCH'S Most Suc
cessful, brilliant and Wittiest Play.
With* Great Cast of Metropslitan Artists, Specially SelectsJ by MUSS BINUHAM
; . • ———and the Author
CA^T WCA linF^ Jennie A. Eustace. Marion Gircux, Margu-rite St. John, Ethel Win
vnoi iiiVL,*JLfL,o lhrop _ Marion Bert. Elirabsth Barry, Maud Ream Stover, Maizis Oli
ver. Charles Kent, Jams., Carew. Frederick W. Peters, Bennett Stirgla, Ciorge S. Stave
Fletcher Norton, C. St. Auburyn, Joseph Rovinson, Edward Chsnowstrj. LHllin Wright -ni Master
April 13, 14, 15, 16, THE EXPLORERS. April 17. 18, 19. HUMPTY DUMP
SEE EUROPEAN STARS
MAW STERLING ACTORS COME TO
NEW. YORK FROM OVER
TWO COMEDIANS OF WORTH
May Eclonfn and Fre«l K<li\iir«l* to
Give "All in the Fnißiiy" ( li:*iiii
cey Olcott to Play Hit* Sea
" son's Farevrell May ."».
NEW YORK, April s.—Ovations bestow
ed upon the wonderful juggler, Kara, ana
other European .vaudeville* artists this
week at Keith's theater are: proofs that
the public appreciate - the enterprise of
the Keith management. Never before in
the history of vaudeville have so many
European stars of the first magnitude ap
peared upon the same programme. The
combination of so many famous names
would suggest that the i .nnacle of artistic
excellence had been attained this week,
and that a reaction must occur. Such is
not the case, for many stars of even
greater magnitude 'are under contract to
arrive immediately from Paris and Lon
don, and will appear next week upon a
programme which even eclipses the one
that has been the talk of all New York
England has never 3ent as two com
edies of greater mirt.h-provokl.rtj ability
tiian May fcxiouin anu t l^ru BußtwatOS
They will present their greatest euccesa,
"All in the Family, ' and their debut l>
being heralded with delight by the pre.-s
of the metropolis. An«.th«-r debut of im
portance is tuat of the famous Almond
bury handb-311 ringers. 'Ims troii
seven experts has held the championehip
of England since 18W, and Monday iitxi
their gorgeous peal of 162 bens will be
heard for the first time ;n Amerlea.
Chauncey Oleotfn Fa rev. ell.
Chauncey Oloott's farewell engagement
in New Yory City the present Bctuson will
be played at the Harlem opera house.
beginning May 5 and continuing one
v/eek,,, during which Mr. Olcott will make
his final appearance in "(iarrett O'Mugn."
The programme for the Ftcond public
matinev performance of the students of
the Staifliope-Wheatcroft dramati tenOtM,
Jn New York, which takes place at the
Madison Square theater. Thursday. April
3, will include "Sunset/ h on^-act play
by Jerome K. Jerome: a sketch calk-1 "A
Water I'olor," by Rachel CrothA-s; the
screen scene from Sheridan's ••School for
Scandal. " a one-act comedy entitled "Tbe
Rector" and a comedy called "Six Cups
Nest season Manager J. Wesley Rosen
quest, of the Fourteenth Strcvt theater
in New York, will have half a ciuz>-n
companies on the road. The li*t includes
MATINEE DAILY. EVENINGS A! 8:15.
Matinee Today. A!! V/«=k.
THE NEW I 00 fj
Victoria j Seats
Burlesquer,/* ! 106
— AND THE— Oflp
English Pony Ballet *UU
Nsxt week— Trocadsro Burlssqusrs, I WWW
"The Village Postmaster." "Up York
State," "Robert ESinmet," "At Piney
Ridge," and "New England Folks."
Brandon Tyrian is the author <>f "Robert
Emmet." It will-be given its first per
formance Aug. 18 at the!-Fourteenth"
Street theater in New York and with a
Proves si Success in Seattle."
"By Right of Sword," which Ralph
Stuart has recently (produced in Khhul«>
with success was dramatized by Mrs.
Dorumas,' of New York, for Mr. St tart,
who, of course, plays the principal role.
It is that* of a bright young Ai»eriean
who gets into Russia and through liis< de
fense of a young girl b«^<-om>*s «>nt;nig!eil
in Nihilistic plots which result in iv> end
of trouble with the government. There is
an element of romance about the story
very seldom equaled in any novel. Th*
czar's domain Is the country of all others
where the scope is unlimited for this class
of work and it allows of beautiful stage
setting and scenery, and uniforms of the
officers being the most picturesque in the
world. Special scenery of a-magnificent
description was prepared, and a eostumer
went from San Francisco to make the
uniforms and other costumes needed for
Jcfferiton Itf!■■!> Tour.
Joseph Jefferson began his annual
spring tour of five weeks March 31 *TrY
Mobile, opening in "Rip Van Winkle."
Miss Esther Lyons begins her engage
ment as the leading actress of the new
stock company at the Baker theater in
Rochester, April 7.
Harry C. Piece is the name 'of thr
•astoot" manager of the Kelcy-Shannon
company. "What he don't known about
theatrical affairs—well, never mind*
Blanche "Walsh in "T.n Madeleine '^
due in Seattle, April 3: Spokane. April •
Great Falls. April. 14; Helena. April 15;
Unite, April 16, and in Anaconda April
, ! Loir Sleeping? Car Raten.
• Twice a week the Chicago Great West.
em railway runs comfortable tourist
sleeping cars Chicago, Dcs Moiiu-s, St.
Joseph and Kansas City at half the reg
ular double-berth rates. For further in-"
formation apply to J. N. Stun, City
Ticket Agent, -corner Fifth and Robert
streets. St. Paul. Minn.