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NOTES OF THE FOOTLIGHTS.
Or the twenty girls who sang recently at a Marchesi concert in
Paris sovcn wero Americans.
A syndicate of capitalists is to build a 1,000,000 theater near the
corner of Monroe and Clark streets, Chicago.
Miss Frances E. Willard suggests a Christian theater one con
ducted in u way that religious papers could advertise and recom
mend. Wilson Barrett's fifth tour in this country will begin in Thanks
giving wcok. Ho will have two new pieces The Manxman aud tho
Sign of tho Cross.
Henry E. Dixoy has made upthis mind to devote his time to an
entertainment tour u la George Grossmith. He will give all his
famous imitations and make ups.
It is not likely that any theatrical manager will have moro attrac
tions before tin public tho coming season that will Thomas II. Davis
Of tho eight or nine pieces he will present five will be new. In equip
ping both tho old and the new plays tho finest scenery and tho able
est pluyere obtainable will bo used, ho says.
i 'In Old Kentucky' introduced a pickaninnio band as a featuro of
tho play last season, and now a dozen other attractions, encouraged
by tho great success achieved by this play, propose putting out
darky bands. "In Old Kentucky' is paying tho penalty of success.
Tho theatrical pirates are already at work stealing its principal
features. Fortunately "In Old Kentucky" has something besides
"pickaninnies" to recommend it.
Mr. Gustavo Frohman is in receipt of a communication from Mr.
Charles A. May worm, manager of tho opera-house at Houghton, Wis
to tho effect that a party calling himself II. F. Frohman is sending
out letters asking for the time for an opera company, thus lead
ing local managers to believe the company is a Frohman attraction
Mr. Frohman is desirous of warning tho public in general and man
agers especially, that the person named is in no way connected with
Miss Mildred Holland has been engaged to create the leading role
in a new play entitled "Tho Dagger and the Rose," that will have its
production in Buffalo to-morrow night. Tho scene of the play is in
Fraace in 1701 and the work is somewhat similar to "Paul Kauvar.
Miss Holland is an energetic, intelligent and clever actress, and it is
hoped that tho present opportunity will prove favorable to tho devel
opement of her dramatic abilities in a way to makoher worth known
Some discussion having arisen in London as to tho relativo merits
of Calvo and Duse in "Cavaleria Rusticanna," Mr. William Archer
went to seo both of them and gives his verdict in favor of tho Italian
saying: "I cannot help asserting the fact (explain it as you may)
that with all her magniticant physical gifts and technical acquire
ments; and with all the vast machinery of music-drama to help her;
tho Santuzza of convent garden did not produce upon me, or, so far
as 1 could observe on those around me, anything like the intensity
of purely emotional effect produced by the haggard, inarticulate, un
gainly little Santuzza of Daly's theater." This probably would bo
tho opinion of most competent critics, but as a matter of fact tho
two things are not comparable. Tho singing actor and tho speaking
acror do not belong to the same category.
Nat C. Goodwin will produce Henry Guy Carleton's new play,
Ambition, noxt season, and, in addition, will present Iu Mizzoura,
Tho Gilded Fool and David Garrick.
About 1,000,000 tickets aro used daily by tho theatres of this coun
try. Henry Irving was so well pleased with the work of an Ameri
can printer that ho orderea the tickets for tho Lyceum theatre, Lon
don, to bo printed in New York.
A sister of Julia Marlowe is ono of tho members of tho opera com
pany now performing at tho Tremont, Boston, ner stage name is
Mario Broughton. . She is a striking double of her famous sister in
lieauty and in little peculiarities of speech and movement.
An attraction which will iro out next season is The Old Boy, a far
cical comedy written, by nenry White, dramatic editor of tho Brook
lyn Times. A feature is the elaborate representation of tho grand
staircaso of tho MetroioIitan opera house during the progress or a
The value of advertising-has been demonstrated agaiu in the ease
of A Society Butterlly, which was expected to bo a dismal failure at
tho London Opera Comique, but has done fairly well after all, pub
lie curiosity having been excited by tho row between tho author and
It is alleged that nearly all tho varioty performers in Great Britain
aro in the hands of agents, who gouge them out of most of their
wages in return for getting work for them -that tho oflico of tho
agent, in fact, is a good deal li'co the sailor's boarding house. Tho
managers aro said to receive return commissions.
Tho New York "Sun" says of the craze for "living pictures.' in
that city: "Tho managers who put forth tho Living Pictures havo
a thorough understanding of one phase of human nature, at all
events. The tasto of tho public is entirely in tho direction of naked
ness iu tho subjects, and tho theatres which undress their women
the most have tho largest patronage. A rather curious study at
these places is afforded at tho matinees. At all tho other theatres
tho matinee ierforinauces aro given before a sparse collection of
candy-eating women, with an occasional out-of-town visitor sand
wiched in between them, but at tho matinees of the 'Living Picture'
shows nearly every seat iu the house is filled by stolid, solemn, and
respectable looking citizens of mature yearB, most of whom walk in
late, sit down with an air of unconcern, and leave immediately after
tho pictures have been displayed. They look like, and probably aro,
substantial business men and bankers who do not countenance that
sort of show, but who go alone in tho afternoon three or four times
just to pee whether it is a fit exhibition for their wives and daught
ers to attend later on. Every week sees a little further advance in
tho daring and shamelessness of these exhibitions, but, apparently
it is nobody's I lusiness to interfere."
I mot her in tho early Spring, and followed her for months thera
after; but when I tried to hint of love, she answered mo with naught
but laughter. Then all at onco, she'd grow moro tame, but, when I
to her Bido had hurried, sho'd pout and say she never could was
ever mortal man so worried? I sent what books I dared; I walked
through miles of mud, and who can tell, oh! my anguish, when I
rang the bell and found her with another fellow. For weeks I nover
was tho same two days, was cold or boiling over I'd think of sui
cide, and then she'd look at mo I'd bo in clover. At last I settled
down to work (I'd gown to like the way sho used mo) and every
Sunday night proposed; she every Sund y night refused mo. At
last tho tide began to turn, htr.v'uoes"' each Sunday night grew
weaker, until, ono night, tho party changed, tho house now had
another speaker, knvoi. And now sho tells me, with a kiss, sho
loved mo all tho time (the sinner!) and held off just because sho long
ed to see how hard I'd try to win her. Tom Massou.
They wero walking along one of tho many lover-lanes of Washing
tyn Park. Tho moon had hid itself behind a cloud in intense dis
gust, and the electric lights had sputtered out becauso thoy knew
how annoying they were to spoony humanity.
Said he, witli all tho tragic warmth of a stage lover: "Priscilla,
my sweetheart, my life, can't you seo that I lovo you?" And she
answered softly. "Nod 'S'too dark."
Traveler (in Europe) Who are those two beautiful girto?
Steamer Captain One is a Circassian whoso parents aro going to
sell her to a turk; the other is an American whose parents are going
to sell her to a nobleman.
E. Sisler. Wholesalo Ice Cream and fruit ices. New location, at
133 south 12 St. Phone G30.
Dr. L. W. Edwards has re-located at rooms 00 and 91, Burr block,
Oflico hours: 9 a. m. to 1 p. in., 2 p. m. to 5 p. in. and 7 p. in. to 9 p. in.
We havo removed our stock of harness from 12"55 to 1218 O street,
where we will bo glad -to see all our old customers and many new
ones. Woodwoktii & McFall.
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