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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1889 SIXTEEN PAGES.
STABS ON THE LOCAL STAGE
Many Attractions to Tlcaso the Fancy
of All Classes of Theater-Goers.
Thanksgiving Week to Be Filled In With Mel
odrama, Comic Opera, Farce and Irish Com
edyThe Eden Jlcsee Stae Gossip.
There will bo no attraction at the Grand
to-morrow night, but Tuesday evening the
Dnff Opera Company will begin an engage
ment limited to two performances, present
ing, for the tirst time in Indianapolis, Harry
Panlton's new work, "Paola." The Dull
company is a large organization, including
nearly sixty people, the chorus alone hav
ing forty-live members. -Among tho princi
pal is Miss Lenore Snyder, of this city,
vrhois a singer of ability. The company,
besides Harry Panltoc. embraces quite a
number of well-known singers, among
them being Miss Louse BeauUet, Chauncy
Olcott. W. II. McLaughlin and others.
"Paola" is a travesty on tho Corsican ven
detta, and tho material at hand has been
skillfully uvjtl. there being a consistent
plot ana numerous interesting situations.
Tlie rnnipaii y carries all of its own scenery,
and the opera will be put on at the Grand
just as it has been at all of the metropoli
tan theaters throughout the country. Tuero
will b no matinee. Keffiilar prices will
prevail go Tar as the lower part of tho house
is concerned, bnt three row in tho tirat
gallery will be reserved, and 73 cents
churned for the scats.
At tits Park Theater, E. J. Hassan's "One
of the Finest" will be the attraction all
week, tho engagement beginning to-morrow
afternoon. With this play, through its fre
quent presentations by Gus Williams, the
pablic is familiar. Since tho Hassan com
pany commenced to play it. however, sev
eral chaucts have been rcadc, and the
claim is put forward that it ha been some
what improved. The utory remains the
hain't, but quite a number of 6enational
features have been introduced. It i now
clawed anion i? the tank dramas. The North
livor scene, that is presented with close at
tention to detail, is M iid to bo realistic,
whiio othr features of a similar character
add much interest to the performance.
The matinee prices Tliankngiving afternoon
will be the &imo as at night.
The Eden Musee, with a long list of at
tractive features, will bo rc-opened to-morrow
afternoon, and daily exhibitions will
bo given from 1 until 11 o'clock at night. A
collection of freaks and novelties and an
excellent show is promised. Chief among
the features will boa pecnliar individual
known as Hard-beaded Hull, who acquired
that alliterative name because he performs
the feat of placing a block of granite on
Lis head and allows anv one from tho aud
ience to break it with a sledge-hammer.
He has been on exhibition in Cincinnati,
Chicacoand other cities, where scientists
and medical men who visited him said they
were unable to understand how he can
stand the blows. Capt. Paul Boyton's life
saving rubber suit, the one in which lie
crossed the English channel and mado oth
er voyages, will nb"o be on exhibition, as
will the small boat he took with him in his
various journey. Koyton's trained seals
and what is said to be the largest sea ser
pent ever captured are alsi among the nov
elties. Then will bo a 5-c ut matinee fox
children Saturday af te moons.
Joseph Murphy, the Irish comedian,
than whom there is probably no better of
his class on the stage, will appear at En
glish's Opera-bouse Tuesday and Wednes
day nights of this week, giving the usual
Wednesday matiuep. Mr. Murphy has
been seen here frequently, and his merit as
a comedian is well known and appreciated.
"The Donagh," a new play written for him
by the lato George Fawcett Kowe, will bo
5 resented for the first time in this city,
'hose who have seen it speak of it as a bet
ter play than any in which Mr. Murphy
has appeared, and this statement is borne
out by the favorable comments of tho press
in the cities where it has been given. The
star will be supported by Miss Hello Mel
ville and a capable company. The scenery
was arranged especially for tho play, and
is quite attractive.
A Tin Soldier." one of Charles II. Hoyt's
numerous farce-comedies, will bo presented
nt English's Opera-bouse during the last
half of the present week. Tho engagement
will open with a matinee Thursday after
noon, and include five performances. The
company is under the management of
Frank McKee. and was selected especially
for this presentation. Louis Wesley is to
play the part of Kats and Panl Dresser that
of Vitas Oanby, tho plumber, while Miss
St. George Hnssey. a well-known actress,
is cast for the character of Violet. The
press ha had ninny complimentary thiugs
to say of the performance.
As its Thanksgiving attraction the Grand
Opera-house will oiler Eugene Tompkins's
latest sensational melodrama. "Mankind."
It was Mr. Tompkins who wrote "Youth,"
'The World," and other plays of that char
acter. The piece differs somewhat from
the ordinary melodrama, it is claimed,
chieflv throiigh its superiority of dialogue
and the manner of its general development.
The story is bused upon the efforts of sev
eral ditfereut people to gain possession of a
will, which furnishes a number of start
ling complications. A wife, discarded by
her husband, turns out to bo an heiress, but
the will left by her father is torn in
two pieces by an an pry woman. The pieces
lind their way into yo hands of two vil
lains who are partners in crime, hut one
murders the other, which results in bring
ing the guilty to justice. Tho company is
said to bo strong. V. H. Thomson appears
as Daniel Groodge. and his performance
has been highly commended. Tho engage
ment will be for three nights and two mat
inees. The prices to the Thanksgiving
matineo will be the same as at night.
Hanlan. the famous oarsman, has been
engaged by JefVerson 6c Taylor, and is ap
pearing in the regatta scene of VA Dark
Fanny Davenport played "La Tosca" one
night recently, in Utica. for tho benefit of
the local lodce of Elks, before an audience
that represented $2,000.
E. M. Dasher, a well-known Indianapolis
boy. is in the city. He is returning east
ward after a trip to California, where lie
went as the representative of Hoyt's "Brass
Louis James has added "IgOIna', to his
repertory for this season. He has just pur
chased a new romautio pla, founded on
Spanish history, which he proposes to give
an elaborate production next year.
At the Casino, New York, "Enninie," with
Pauliue Hall in the title role, has been re
vived in a manuer more sumptuous than
ever. New costumes and now ecenes have
been provided, and everything has been
done to make the production a perfect one.
The opening performance, Wednesday
evening, market! the twelve-hundredth rep
resentation of the opera in this couutry.
"Kajauka," thenewspectaclo, which will
be given its firnt production in New York,
Dec. 2, at Niblo's, is described as one of the
finest pageants ever presented on the Amer
ican stage. Every scene is a transforma
tion. One of the chief pictures of the
spectacle shows the ruins of an ancient
brahmin temple. The production requires
the services of a large number of people.
II. C. Miner's production of "Koger la
Honte," with the English artists, William
Terriss and Mia Millward. opened its road
season at the Hollis-stn et Theater, lloston.
Anguatin Daly adapted the play for the
American stage, assisted by iiobert Buch
anan, who adapted it from tho original for
the stage of the Haymarket Theater, Lou
don, where it has been running for several
months. The production will be given in
this country in tho principal cities only.
Joseph Jefferson and W. J. Florence have
bad ao much suceeas as joint aiars, and are
so well satislied with their new venture,
that they hay arranged to continue to
gether dnring all of next season, opening in
New York, at tho Star Theater, early next
fall. One or two old comedies will be add
ed to their repertory, including "Tho Poor
Gentleman." and it is likelr that adoublo
bill will be arranged, in which the distin
guished comedians will be seen in at least
two of their best parts.
The New York Dramatic Mirror has
added a new department to its columns, in
which it will present each week the views
ofoonio well-kmiwn dramatic writer on
topics of timely interest. Each writer is
to choose his own subject, unless he pre
fers to controvert tho opinions of another
who has preceded him in the series. The
first of these weekly essays in the current
issre of the Mirror is irom the pen of Dion
Boudcault, and treats of naturalism, tbe
new departure in stage literature.
THE PROFIT IX INSURANCE.
How the Fire and Life Companies Appear in
the Repcrt of the Auditor of .State.
The fact that $73,772 was turned into the
State treasury by Auditor Carr at tho close
of the fiscal year as tho amount of tax paid
by tho several insurance companies doing
business in Indiana between Juno CO, 1SSS.
aud June SO, 1SS9, shows that the year was
a remarkably successfully one for such en
terprises as well as one comparatively free
from loss on the part of the insured, the
losses being much leas and the amount of
tax necessarily much larger than for the
preceding year. For the corresponding
period of 1SS7 aud 1S83 the amount o tax
paid into the treasury from insurance com
panies was &!,509, or nearly $',000 less
than lor the past year. The rate of taxa
tion on insurance business is three
per centum of gross receipts.
after deducting the losses paid,
and these last year aggregated &2,4y,096,
while for the year before the amouut was
bat l.81G,9T0, showing a largo increase for
the period for which the last settlement
was made, or something over SCOO.flOO. The
totals for this department of the State
Auditor's oflice have not been made np for
the present year, but tho statement for
Its, when $31,509 was paid into the treas
ury, shows some interesting features con
nected with tho insurance business of the
During that year 133 different companies
were doing business in Indiana, and of
these ninety-seven were lire and thirty-rivo
accident arid life insurance companies. Out
of the ninety-seven tire .companies eighty
paid tax to the State, or, in other words,
showed receipts in excess of their loss,
while seventeen sustained losses in excess
of their receipt". The South Meridian-,
street lire, early in tho year, contributed
largely to the loss of the com
panies, as, in sorno cases, this
alone was sufficient to offset all the busi
ness dono in the State during the year.
Again, the summer of 1887 was an exception
ally dry one in all parts ofludiauaaud fires
were generally attended with heavy loss.
The unusually large tire in this city and the
likewise unusual losses in other sections of
the State made business for inanyj of the
companies unprofitable and lowered the tax
received by tho State.
Of the thirty-five life and accident com
panies, all but three paid taxes, showing
that the profits in the latter class of insur
ance are decidedly more than in tiro insur
ance. Of t the total $54,509 paid in taxes in
lS, the eighty tire companies paid bnt $'JO,
04. or about $i"0 each, whilo tho thirty-two
accident and life companies paid $33,045. or
something over $1,000 each. When it is re
membered that this tax is collected on tho
receipts less the losses, it can be een how
much moro certain is the profit in the life
and accident insurance business. The
law under which this tax is collected does
not permit any deductions on account of
expenses incident to running the business,
and no account is taken of these expenses
iu this estimate. It is not improbable that
tho life and accident insurancoareattended
bj' greater expense, and it is contended in
some quarters that such is the case. No
data is at hand, however, from which the
relative necessary expenses can be deter
mined, and no estimates could be made
with any degree of success.
Though seventeen tire and three life and
accident companies show looses in excessof
their receipts, the average for all thacom-
fianies indicates a handsome profit for the
lusiness. The average receipts of thenine-tv-soven
fire companies in 1S!s8 were $24,071,
the average losses S19.2-20 and the average
profits $4,851. The average receipts of tho
thirty-five life aud accident companies
were $53,533, the average losses $22,153, and
the average profit $31,382. Comparing the
figures represented by the two classes of
business, it will bo seen that the average
receipts of each Iifeoraecidentcompny are
more than double thoseof the fire companies,
its average losses but little in excess and
its average prolit nearly seven times as
great. The ticures also demonstrate that
the risks of tho lire companies are much
greater than those of .the accident and life
companies, for seventeen out of the ninety
seven of tho former lost mouey inlSSS.
while but three of the life and accident
companies out of a total of thirty-five
show losses greater than their receipts for
tho same period.
RELIED ON MM SELF.
A Colored Man Who Acquired an Art Without
the Assistance of an Instructor.
At the end of a long, dark and narrow
hallway, on the south side of Washington
street, in the most uninviting quarters, a
Journal reporter found a wood-engraver's
shop. Strang to say the engraver was a
colored man, and quite as odd in appear
ance as any character Dickens gave to
the world. Indeed, as bis face broko
through the gloom of tho darkened
room, with a ragged patch covering bis left
eye, the cheek beneath glazed and knotted
as though scared with molten metal, the
reporter could not help being reminded of
the man iu Bleak House who assisted
George, the trooper, about the shooting
gallery. The left hand of this colored man
also showed, as did his face, marks of tho
tire, the flesh of fincers being twisted out
of shape, and in some places ploughed al
most to the bone.
Lying upon the work-bench before
him were several pine blocks upon which
he had carved out letters, evidently for
poster work. "I never had any instruction,"
said the worker, putting aside the block
upon which he wasengagedand layingdown
his bnrin, T jest picked it up like. My
home is at Pine Bluff, Ark., and I am thirty-one
years old. I beliove I could have
made more progress at this if I had
begun earlier, but I began only four
years ago. I learned something about
the carpenter's trade, but being out of
work I went np to Little Rock and got a
place as porter in a printing office a news
paper called the Gazette. The paper had
illustrations sometimes, chielly outline cuts
and the engraver? were whito men. I just
picked it up, as I s.iid. I watched the men
at work drawing and engraving and I tried
my hand at It, I haven't but one eye, but
that is a good one iu judging of form and
The reporter asked hira .is to his eye, and
was told by the engraver that whilo an in
fant he fell into an open firenlace and was
badly burned. "I came to Indianapolis,"
said he, "in January, last, to work at the
FiC'inan office, in making wood cuts, and
most of the cartoons published iu that
Caper, until recently, were made
y me as were tho engravings
generally." The work done by this colored
man, who is wholly without education, is
only remarkable when his opportunities
and surrouudings are taken into considera
tion. The surprising thing about it is, not
that he does the work so well, but that he
should be able to do it at all. Ho does
wood engraving, mechanical and free
land drawing, India-ink work, and
what is called chalk work. As the
reporter rose to come away the engraver,
whose nam is Henry J. Lewis, handed,
over a pencil sketch of the Journal man,
which he had made whilo the brief inter
view was in progress. Tho drawing was
remarkably well done, the pose of the tignre
and tho facial expression being admirable.
Work for 311 WillarU.
Well, hrro wo are a gain. Tho statistician
has been dipping into ligares and lias dis
covered that the women of America spend
$52.000,G(0 per annum for face powder and
paint. Tho YV. C. T. U. ought to take hold
of the matter at once. That sum would buy
a bag of Hour or four bushels of potatoes
for every niau, woman and child in America.
1 1 'jijWKJGMNG-DAY
rh Y W&fll aP
And lo! and behold! there was great gobbling heard
throughout the land of Turkeydom and the High Muck-a-
Muck Gobbler, who is known as the Turkey King, marveled
greatly thereat, and he issued a summons that the wise ones of
the land be brought beforo him that they might explain to the
King the cause of tho great gobbling.
Then appeared before him the Great Moneybag, of Wall
street, who admitted that he was a loyal subject and lover of
Turkey, and would be willing to loan His Majesty a few mill
ions of the "Almighty Dollars" without interest, if ho could
only get a franchise on Gobbler, and be allowed to run a corner
on turkeys for tho next ten years, and would fix the price at
$10 a head, and His Majesty might "Trust" him.
Then the High Prince of Labor was called upon to explain
to the King the cause of tho great gobble-gobble, but he frank
ly admitted that whilo his attention, at times, had been at
tracted by the music of the gpleobble, his time was so occu
pied in working ten hours a day that when he quit it was too
dark to hunt for tho source of the great gobbling; but he prom
ised the King that if he could possibly do it out of his limited
salary, he would buy a gobbler, and thus be able to explain the
Tho King then turned to his right, and called upon tho
Wise Woman of "Belva Lockward" to solve the problem, but
she meekly clasped her hands, and bowed her head, and said:
"Oh! thou Mighty King of the Western Hemisphere, give to
tlry hurablo servant the privilege of the ballot-box and equal
salary with those of thy subjects who wear pants, and as I love
thee I will whisper to thee the cause of this great gobble-gobble,
but without these I can do nothing."
The Sage of Politics was now called upon, and, addressing
the King of Turkeydom. he went into a long "Fangle Danglo"
in regard to ballots, Australian system, mugwumpisin, etc., and
wound up by saying that the only way to keep peace in this
land of plenty was for the "Great Father" of the pale faces
to issue a proclamation that every man, woman and child in
this great country should feast on Turkey on Thursday, Nov,
28, and in compliance with this mandate, Nicoll, The Tailor, has
made arrangements to give to each of his customers ordering a
Suit or an Overcoat beforo Thanksgiving day
A REAL LIVE, FAT TURKEY
For his Thanksgiving Dinner.
Suits to order, 20 to $50.
Overcoats to order, $16 to 40.
33 & 35 South
THANKSGIVING ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL.
TheETTDtof thaPoMOft. Toertay and WMncdr nights, Nov. 20 ami 27. en?trein.tof th J. C. Dnff Op
era Company, direct lrora the FiftU-s venue Theater, In the latest, most humorous aud only genuine o;era
By Harry Taul ton and JakobowsM, authors of Errulnl. Orlfrinal company of f.O people i-vi chores of 50.
Picture-Hue-costumes. An?3intel orchestra. Strouicot organ ;za;Um traveling.
Trices $1 and 75c oa th first floor; first three ror up-auirs ireserred), 7c Sal now open.
Two nights, Not. 26 and 27, and Wednesday matinee, tho Eminent Irish Comr Alan,
MR. JOSEPH MURPHY
In hs new romantic and spectacular play, by Geo. Faircett Rowe, entitled
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A PERFORMANCE FOR THE PEOPLE.
Prices Evening, 15, 25, 35,
CP" Advance sale of seats now open.
Opening Thursday afternoon, November 28.
Three nights and two matinees, November 28. 29 and
ISO, uej;innln Ihursday afternoon, Thanktglvln&
' EUGENE TOMPKINS' SDPERB COMPANY .
In an elaborate production of the latest New York
and Boston success,
Py Panl Merritt and Geo. Conqneftt. author of
Youth," "The World." etc. and public creators of
sensational dramas. Will be produced on a scale of
realistic grandeur. Lavishly mounted. Bumptu
PKICE8 25c 60c, 75o and $1. Matinee prioes
Thanksgiving matinee same as at night. Hale now
One Week, commencing Monday, Nov. 25. Matirees daily.
EDWAED J". H-ASS-AJSPS
Monster Scenic and Aquatic Comedy Success,
ONE OF THE FINEST
The great New York Police Flajr An Excellent Company. Magnificent Special Soenery.
3 ELEGANT WATER SCENES 3
Tho stage of theater covered with over 100,000 gallons of water, on which boats cross and recross the stage.
-tc and the "Itevels of the Wharf Kats" combine to make It one of the most realistic stare pictures evsr nrs
MARVELOUS MECHANICAL EFFECTS.
The entire scenery, properties, mechanical effects, etc, tisod in "ONE OP THE FINEST" Is carried by
this comjiai'y, uecia)lv for this rrand production. .
PRICES Kigjjt, 10. 20 and SO cesta. Matinee 10 and 20 cents. Matinee prices Thursday, Thanksglvw
ing afternoon, same as night.
EDEN MTISEE GRAND
of living wonders.
Who places a ranita
block on his bead and
allows any one from the
audience to break it j
with a uledge Hammer.
Tho wonder of the age.
Cnpt Paul Boy ton's
rubber dress, iu which
he crossed tho English
channel, also his boat.
"Uabj Mine." thatVas 'a;
his sole company on his
10 cents admits to alL Children's Matinee,
folks and let thein
rLS-j. it. i u it it
Owing to tho large demand for the goods of this brand, including
Famous Ginger Ale,
A. T. 8 Agaric,
Spa Brunnen Seltzer,
Half and Half,
Salino Lemonade, ,
Ale and Beef,
And ALES and PORTERS,
Brewed on the old English plan, but by American Capital and Labor,
THE SACHS-PRUDENS ALE COMPANY
Have established a branch office and warcrooins at No. 118 Soutll Illinois
Street, i charge of
Capt. JACOB L. BIELER,
Who will supply the trade, and eppeoially solicit the patronage of his old friends,
THE SACIiS-PKUDENS ALE CO., Dayton, Ohio.
. ; "
A CARI? Having taken the aVency for the Rale of the Snchs-Prudens Ala
Cos goods for this dty, I would respectfully solicit the patronage of dealers gener
nllv in this and surToundiiiir cities. ProLnpt attention will be given to all orders.
anil goods guaranteed satisfactory.
Subscribe for the Weekly Stato
"St . ; i
50 and 75c.
and 50c to all parts of tho liousa;
Three nphta and two matinees, November 23; 29
and 3 J, bPirinn1r Thursday alter
noon, 'Xh&nk$ivlng. Hoyt'a
A TIX SOLDIER.
Better than ever. Greater than ever. Tnnnler than
ever. AH the great features retained and manr new
ones arfdod. Kara, tlie gentleman. Her Hljthne.
the cook. His Nobs, Uie p umber, and the Heroes of
Gettysbnrir. wUl all be there, and thej will sing;
danon and make you laugh, bee the funny plumber.
See the ws rrior's dance. See whtt l!ats sw. Hear
Mary Ann 3)aUne, tlie little Tin Soldier and Imogens
Donohue. Pretty girls. Catchy music. Graeelcl
danrn. New busineas, new unecaltie.
PBIOE8 15c 25c SC Oc and T5a Matinet
pr.ces Thanksgiving afternoon same as atniht.
Sale now open.
REOPENING WEEK, NOV. 25.
Capt. Iloyfon's cdn
cated h'eals. They do all
manner of remarkable
The man wlio catf
pi a M and breaks ironJ
The loncfst Sea Ser
pent ever captured,
measuring more thaa
Numerous other re
markable features, all
under the manazement
of Capt. IJoyton himself.
aitnrday. oontn. Come and bring the littia
see tbe wonders.
.1. L. BIELEH.
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Joiirnal-Ono Dollar a Yearv