The Richmond -Palladium. Sunday; October 14; 1355.
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Act III in "The Love Route" at the Gennett Next
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
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.
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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
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
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Two mifnbers of the Orpheum Stock Company at the New Phillips this
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
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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
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
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!"
Mamie's and Florriea
Feeling For Jessie
Of my entire liyery (pek consisting
of horses, buggiel ay harness, Tues
day, October 16, ItyflO a. m.
11 and 15 South 11th street.
Artificial gas, the vmT Century fuel.
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
"Only once, dear?"
"Well er sometimes when I couldn't
make out his abominable scrawl I
would glance over them a - second
"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
'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." - - -
"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. , '
Butterflies-are considered- nutritious j
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6cenc from B..C. Whitney's Musical Success "Piff! Paff I Pouf!" at the Gennett Monday Night.
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