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The Richmond -Palladium. Sunday; October 14; 1355.
Page Three. AT 1 RTJ MCIMW THEATER WEEK'S Frames ME : r .. 1 . ' i ... . . ' 1 ... - i ... . .. 11 i ... -... - : . . ' f ft ' . ' i&xWJ " -' ' ill ' - w?sf ; In Act III in "The Love Route" at the Gennett Next r-.i" Night. WEEK'S OFFERINGS GENNETT Monday "Piff! Paff! Pouf 'Tuesday Florence Roberts in "The Strength of the Veak. Wednesday "The Love Route." Friday "Babes in Toyland." Saturday (afternoon and night) "The Warning Bell." PHILLIPS. All week The Orpheum Stock Company. thereby saving not only his life but his reputation, and preserving the franchises of the railroad which were fast approaching the time limit. "Babes in Toyland" Gennett. Hamlin and Mitchell's "Babes in Toyland," a musical extravaganza is to be the attraction at the Gennett Theatre next Friday night. "Babes in Toyland" was written by Glen .Mac Donough, who furnished the libretto, and Victor Herbert, who composed "The Love Route" Gennett. '"The Iiove Route," which comes to the Gennett Theatre next Wednesday Is said to bo a romance of considera ble music. No more elaborate produc tion has been given to America than I Spruce street, announce that the en in rebellion to destroy him an5 make Alan their leader. Of course Uncle Earnaby has followed the children to Toyland seeking their destruction but in the end he is outwitted, and everything ends happily as it always does in a fairy story. Much the same company is to be seen in the production as when it was presented last season, but one or two changes having been made. "The Wa.-r.inr; Bell." Gennett. Mr. and Mrs. John Henry, of the "Babes," and it goes without say ing that the music is all that could be wished for. Among the numbers which are best liked, and which are in the true Herbert style, are "Toy land," "I Can't Do the Sum," "My Castle in Spain," "Don't Cry Bo-Peep" "Beatrice Fairfax," and numberless gagement between their daughter. Miss Dorothy, and Mr. Charles Small, of Ballard Place, has been broken by mutual consent. This notice which ap peared in a recent issue caused much comment among the immediate friends of the families concerned. Both parties belong to our most fash- i is responsible for her downfall. She j is shown m the succeeding acts sur j rounded with the girl friends she has made at school and' learning to be I happy under the guidance of a no- ble young fellow who she loves and ; who in turn asks her to be his wife, i Fear that some time' her past will bo i revealed to him she tells him all and ; his love prompting he forgives and i they are about to wed when the guar i dian returns and endeavors to induce f her to come back to him when she ; discovers that he is the father of the man she is to marry. In addition to its emotional value the play is said to I be full of splendid conledy supplied by ! a number of clever -types including j a bevy of college girls who are j shown in their dens at the school. We ; have been treated to so many repro ductions of the male side of college i life that the innovation came as a ! pleasing one. Miss Roberts will come j with the same excellent crst and the or.ginal production used during the long run of the piece at the Liberty Theatre, New York, last spring. Miss Roberts will be seen at the Gennett next Tuesday night. "Piff! Paff! Pouf!" Gennett. When this decidedly popular musi cal production is seen at the Gennett Theatre Monday night the theatre go ing public of this, city . will ' have an opportunity of witnessing what last season proved the biggest musical hit of the entire year. The year 1901 was a notable one in the theatrical world., for the produc tion of new musical comedies. At least seventy-five pretentious produc t'ons having been made by producing managers during the season. None of tk?m, however, reached such a phe nomenal degree of success as "Piff, Paff, Pcuf," which proudly boasts of a reccrd of eight solid months in Bos ton, four weeks in Philadelphia and si:-: weeks in Chicago. '"Piff, Paff, Pouf is rightly classed among the few really brilliant suc cesses in the field of light operatic entertainment. Xo musical production has attained such instantaneous pop ularity, or one so great a mea 3 of j critical approbation as was unani mously accorded this delightfully I clever mixture of mirth and melody. The book, lyrics and music were written by Stanislaus Stange, Wm. - ... - , . - . . . . . : ' :;. , - . ' '" . ' . -J n x . ; X fi v A-",.1 , i. . . ., -........ . . - . -,' -r-t IX , ' . - C. - : . -.3, ; . . fix f 5 J - " feMfe s j T 111 ff.if x f M &jgm - :h Florence Roberts in "The Strength of the Weak" at the Gennett Theatre Next Tuesday Night. Garden Wall Scene in "Babes in Toyland" at the Gennett Next Friday Night. ble force and fascination. The scenes of the play are laid in New York and Texas and on the Western plains. It is the story of the love of the sole surviving representative of two fami lies between wkich a vendetta had ex isted for years, still further entangled in the enterprise of a railroad which seeks to cross the land of an old far mer, the father of the woman in the case. The father dies but his daugh ter carries on the war against the railroad, while fate designates her lover as the engineer to be placed in charge of the railroad's interests and of the work of constructing the line across his sweetheart's property. Ftow the cowboys fight in the interests of their mistress, and jealously . incar nate in the form of the young girl's overseer nearly succeeds in killing the engineer and destroying his work are some of the exciting scenes of the second act. At the end there is a reconciliation,' of course, for the young man has spent the intervals when she nas not rieen employed in nursing her sorely wounded sweetheart back to health end strength in pushing forward the work of construction on the railroad, others which redound to the credit of the composer. A fanciful story is told which re lates the adventures that befall two orphan children, Alan and Jane, who are hated by a miserly old Shylock, who wishes to get them out of the way in order that he may obtain pos ionable set and the wedding which was to have taken place on the tenth of next mrnth, was looked forward to as one o.f the society events of the season. Our society editor called upon Miss Henry but was unable to see her, Mrs. Henry, however, was seen but refused to make a statement for session of the fortunes which right- publication. At the residence of Mr. fully belong to them. Other charac- j Small, our representative met with ters to be seen in the extravaganza i better success; Mr. Small - kindly and who are friends of Alan and Jane ! granting an interview in which he are Tom Tom, the Piper's son, Little j stated that the engagement had been Red Riding Hood, Bo Peep, Contrary i broken over w hat seemed to him a Mary, and divers personages taken j most trivial matter. Miss Henry it ap from children's story books. Alan and P?ars was anxious to attend the per- Jane in order to escape the persecu tions of their wicked old Uncle Barn aby, run away to a mythical country called Toyland, presided over by a wonderful genius, known as the Mas ter Toymaker. Thither they are fol lowed by all the other characters in the play and all meet with the most mysterious adventures. A monster procession of wonderful toys is held, and Alan and Jane, in disguise, are made the leaders of this spectacle. The old toymaker has discovered a secret whereby he is enabled to give life to his creatures and they rise "las Nf4 v,- v' I V s v Jr 1 I V " nV -f1 - 1 Two mifnbers of the Orpheum Stock Company at the New Phillips this week. - formance of "The Warning Bell" which comes to the Gennett Theatre on Saturday, matinee arid night. Mr. Small had made a previous engage ment for that particular evening, and declined to break it. Mutual friends are trying to effect a reconciliation, and it is possible after all that Mr. Small will escort Miss Henry to the performance of this beautiful play. "Strength of Weak." Gennett. The new piece which will serve to introduce Miss Florence Roberts, the talented -emotional western actress to local theatre goers is styled "Strength of the Weak" and the joint work of Alice M. Smith and Charlotte Thomp son. It is billed as a modern play in four acts. In reality is a daring advo- j cacy of the theory that a woman who ctniO1 y a t a if .'l-i.i 11-1 1 1 1 1 t.i . I 1 v, - r AlttO OlUUt V Oil Ii. v'il", "111 1 . V It 1.A her past and rise to the level from which she has fallsn. The story, while no claim is made as to its originality has, so it is said, been traced so cleverly that it is served as rather wholesome dramatic morsel. The story tells of Pauline Darcy (Florence Roberts) an orphan ruined by her guardian when but a girl and pier subsaquent awakening to the true position she is entitled to hold in so ciety. She has been four years at a celebrated woman's college complet ing her education and the four sepa rations from the influence of her be trayer serves to create a breach be tween them that ends in her writing in book form the story of her life. This she publishes under an assumed name and with the proceeds of its sale, for it is a success, she frees her self from obligation to the man wliOi Jerome and Jean Schwartz; the latter two being the most successful com posers and song writers of the period. These gentlemen have probably writ ten more successful songs than any ether . author, and in this production there is an endless chain of mirthful melody, comprising over twenty-two song hits. Among the most prominent may be mentioned the following: "I'm the Ghost that Never Walked," "Under the Goo Goo Tree," "Love, Love, Love," "The Melancholy Sun beam and the Rose," "I m so Happj" "Dolly Dimples," "Cordelia Malone," "My Unkissed Man," "Dear Old Man hattan Isle" and a score of others. Repertoire at New Phillips. Opening on Monday night with that, sterling comedy-drama, "Ser geant Fielding," the New Phillips will this week present its patrons with a solid week of repertoire and vaudeville combined. Iviatinees will be given daily, beginning on Tuesday. So much has been written and said about the production to be put on Monday night that it is not necessary to go into an extended notice of it, but all lovers of repertoire know its m.erits and will take opportunity to be present when the curtain is rung up for the first time. At the head of the Orpheum Company, which is the producing company, is Mr. Arthur Chatterton, who is a young,' romantic actor of great merit. He has already established himself in the theatrical world and it is predicted that eventu ally he will make a star of the first rank. Supporting him is a capable company, including the charming sou brette, Miss Marie Freeh. The produc tions to be put on are all standard ones, some of which are already fami liar to New Phillips patrons, perhaps, but others will be wholly new. A full scenic equipment is carried for each play produced and if is assured that there will be nothing done half way. As stated, in addition to the plays proper, the company presents a num ber of vaudeville features which are introduced between acts and are said to be of the highest quality. On Mon day night the usual rule with refer ence to ladies tickets will be observ ed. It is confidently expected that the house will do record-breaking busi ness all week. How Ethel 1 iougnt She Pleased .His Lordship W TIEN Lord Elpbiston was ii America a couple of years ago. he was entertained at dinner lj a family the head"ofwliich was to ac company his lordship ou his buntlnt tour through the-vvil!s of the nortls west. ... One of the assetsof the family was : child of alwut fiver named Ethel, ant during the dinner. the child was bi eyed and big eared with ivonderment iu fact, completely overawed by tb: presence of the distinguished foreiguer Ethel heard "her mother and fathe: now and then say. "My lord this, am my lord that," or "Will you have soni of this, my lord, or some of that?' the dinner being a purely informal one. Finally, when Ethel's mother was in terested i:i the conversation of- another guest, Ethel noticed that Milford wa? gazing interestedly at a dish of relishes quite out of hi3 reach. Ethel, child though she wan, thought she saw a chance to please Tord Elphiston, and in a firm, clear voice exclaimed: "Mamma, God wants some pickles!" Lippincott's Magazine. Mamie's and Florriea Feeling For Jessie IS mr PUBLIC SAL Of my entire liyery (pek consisting of horses, buggiel ay harness, Tues day, October 16, ItyflO a. m. C. TAYLOR, 11 and 15 South 11th street. 3T . Artificial gas, the vmT Century fuel. 10-tf Girls Are So Uaeer. "No, I never did like him. , Why, when he used to write me glowing love letters I would only glance over them once." "Only once, dear?" "Well er sometimes when I couldn't make out his abominable scrawl I would glance over them a - second time." "Indeed! And was that all?" "Except sometimes at night I would take them from under my pillow and read them Just to kill time." "And that was the end?" "Yes, only on rainy days I used to look over them just to see how silly a man can be when he starts writing love letters. But-I only glanced over them, dear. I never did like him," Chi cago TW. ; AFTER they had warmly embrace i XA and each had duly admired the other's new hatlorrie said, "Eo Jessie Is married at'lpst!" "So I've heard," rettirned.Maraie. "Nice girl, wasn't she?" venturod Florrie. "Oh, very!" 'I wouldn't say a word against hr for the world." "Neither would I. But how do you appose she ever got him?" "I'm sure I can't imagine. Can you;'' "Well, I should say not. It surely wasn't her good looks." - - - "Hardly!" ! "Nor her cleverness. The other laughed. "I simply can't understand It. I shouldn't wonder If he just had to be dragged to the church." "Nor I. Jessie certainly wouldn't be everybody's choice." j "Scarcely. Still, Vm gld she's caught some one. She's a , dear girl.' and It would be cruel to say anything against her."New 'York .Tipfs. ' Ilia Most Accurate Con at erf ft. The genial Mark Twain comp&ftns that be has a" most smpMsiKg .ntspber of "double." .Only the qLgc;pr a gentleman wroteto &m .from Moridaj saying that be'bad'beenTtijIfen so often i for Mr. Clejnens tht hje; tMottgHt It a! matter of duty -to .send jbis yhtograpb to tne real original. The likeness as sbownjjlgyfiie pJctnx was certainly rernarkabJs-sonuch so. Indeed, that Mark at-dwnl and wt the following reply:'" My Dear .Sir I thank yam. very iiMnh for your: letter a ad ptoraph- Inl mtr nnlnlnti vau mr irrt mom Ilk ft' me than any othAr jo igdoubles. Inj fact. I am,ure that .If. you .iKood bafor me in a mffrtorlees fratna I- cOull havl by you. , ' Lippincott's Magazine. t Butterflies. Butterflies-are considered- nutritious j and delicious 'food by the aborigines of Australia. AW r 3 i j f W ' t , r- ' 6cenc from B..C. Whitney's Musical Success "Piff! Paff I Pouf!" at the Gennett Monday Night.