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Gives Up an Independent Career For Yaudeville. ACTION A SURPRISE. Players and Public at a Loss to Account For the Moto. Will Be Seen Next Season With theWeber & Field Company. No more surprising announcement has ever been made in the theatrical world than that of De Wolf Hopper's intention to abandon an independent career as a comic opera star and loin the Weber & Field vaudeville company of New York. The contract which makes the comedian one of the Weber & Field stars for two years has been signed, and it is said that he is looking forward to a very pleasant ensraere- ment as a vaudeville entertainer. Just why De Wolf Hotmer should de. cide to give up comic opera is a ques tion wnicn probably Mr. Hotmer ' is alone able to answer satisfactorily. For years tne elongated, star has disputed with Francis Wilson the distinction of being- the cleverest operatic comedian on the American stage. Audiences all over the country have looked forward to his visits with interest, and laughed at his grotesque disguises and inimita- Wolfe Hopper and ble humor. It Is true that his latest opera "The Charlatan" did not original ly make a "hit" in New York, and that because of the disturbance in South Africa his London seaaon was not as financially successful as it might have been. But neither of these facts con stitute a sufficient reason for abandon ing comic opera, for after an unusually satisfactory tour on the road "The Charlatan" was returned to New York to be received with marked favor and scant receipts in London were general with all theatrical attractions. Hopper has been seen in Topeka sev eral times, always by "capacity audiences." His last appearance here was in Sousa's opera "El Capitan" at the Grand Opera House. This was the first of the famous bandmaster's op eras, and in it the comedian had a bet ter character than that of "Demidoff" in "The Charlatan." His abandonment of comic opera is particularly to be wondered at from the fact that Sousa recently completed the music for a new opera under the title of "General Gam ma," the libretto of which was con structed with Hopper's style of humor especially in mind by Charles Klein and Grant Stewart. As a member of the Weber & Field company the comedian will have the place made vacant by the resignation of Peter F. Dai ley. A special part will be written for him in the new burlesque now bting put together by Harry B. Smith. Edgar Smith and John Strom berg, and he will Vie with the company at the opening of the Weber & Field muic hall on Broadway next season. It is somewhat difficult for those who have seen De Wolf Hopper on the stage to believe that he comes of Quar stock. But in spite of their drab habili ments, both his grandfather and father possessed a keen sense of humor. Per haps Hopper himself never gave a more vivid display cf this quality than on the day when he walked into Mr. HatTigan's theater and informed the actor man ager that he wanted to be his leading man. This was in the days when "Long" Hopper, as he was called, was knocking about the country picking up anything he could get. Hopper is a comedian whose entire anatomy is permeated with fun. Dur ing a performance he works with a vigor that brings out the perspiration on the coolest nights. And his reward is the constant laughter of his audi ences during the entire performance. There is a story told of Mr. Hopper's own appreciation of this fact. He was riding one night in a stage from the railroad station to the hotel. He hai a good many fellow passengers, and a m;fi opposite Hoppfr complained that he was being incommoded by the come dian's knees. "Your confounded legs fill the whole omnibus," he growled rudely. "That's nothing," was Hopper's cheer ful rejoinder. "They frequently fill the whole house." "IN THE PALACE OP THE KING." Viola Allen Will Be Seen in a Dram atization of Crawford Novel. Miss Viola Allen is looking forward with great interest to the production of her new play, which has been in the course of preparation for months past, says a Chicago exchange. But of course she must be off with the old love, meaning "The Christian," before she can be on with the new, which is de nominated "In the Palace of the King." The old love being her first since she was raised to the dignity of a stellar condition, naturally dies hard, the more so in consequence of the highly agree able fact that the public cannot get enough of "Glory Quayle." But by the i Ay .Vs1v , VnM ; j f ' fife?, I f r$ Uv statute of limitations made and provid ed by managerial -edict, she will be off with the old and on with the new char acter next fall. Marion Crawford's story, "In the Pal ace of the King,'.' was written for the express purpose of being dramatized for Miss Alien's use, thus reversing the us ual order of literary events, which is to write with reference to the novel alone and then dramatize it as a sort of side issue. Mr. Crawford was not at home in play writing, although an exeprienc- ed fictionist, and thus after the man ner of the doctor, who was a specialist in fits, and therefore threw all his pa tients into that creepy distemper in or der to place them within the scope of his curative powers he transformed his dramatic notions into the form of a novel, and now it is hoped everything will turn out lovely, a perfect fit, so to speak, particularly as Dorimer Stoddard is assistant doctor and dramatic tailor extraordinary for this particular occa sion. Mr. Crawford is particularly familiar with the modern Latin atmosphere, and as this story is a romance of life and love in old Madrid there is scope enough in tne tneme tor tine atmospheric ef fects and picturesque character sketch es, to say nothing of such complications as become a love story of the olden times. HOME FOR INFIRM ACTORS. Al Eayman Starts the Movement and Actors Subscribe Liberally. Last week, through the New Terk Herald, Al Hayman offered $10,000 as a subscription for a home for aged and infirm actors, which It is proposed to erect in New York. This was contingent upon other actors and managers donate ing $50,000. Within a few days nearly the entire sum required was raised, some cf the leading subscriptions being as follows: Charles Frohman, $5,000; $1,000 each from Maurice Grau.W. H. Crane.Joseph Jefferson, Francis Wilson, Jacob Litt, Daniel Frohman, and William Gillette; Two of the Characters in Which $500 each from Augustus Pitou and Chauncey Olcott, Frank W. Sanger, Rich and Harris, Klaw and Erlanger, Henry Irving, John Drew, Nat Good win, Tony Pastor, William A. Brady, Nixon and Zimmerman, Denman Thompson, E. H. Sothern. A. H. Hum mel, Eugene Tompkins; $250 each from Joseph R. Grismer, Henry Miller, W. J. Davis, H. J. Powers, Richard Mansfield, Hammerstein Amusement company, and the Greenwall Theatrical circuit, while sums of from $100 to $150 were contrib uted by Lillian Russell, Amelia Bing ham, James K. Hackett, Roland Reed, Annie Russeil, Olga Nethersole, May Irwin, Mrs. Leslie Carter, David Belas co, W. J. Ferguson, and other celebri ties. In five days $35,620.25 were raised. MANSFIELD'S NEW PLAY. It Gives the Washington Post Oppor tunity to Poke Pun at the Actor. The authors of "The Greatest Thing in the World." Harriet Ford and Beatrice De Mille, have been commis sioned by that eminent actor, Mr. Mans iiera. to write him a new play for next season. This enables the Washington Post to declare that it may be a most excellent play, but it a burning, blister ing shame that the title of the Le Moyne drama could not have been reserved for his own special offering. It would have been a most cheering and gratifying spectacle to see the eminent actor standing in rapt contemplation before a billboard, beaming with smiling and complacent admiration at a -i by 7 stand in pink, green, purple and yellow, announcing: MR. RICHARD MANSFIELD, THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD. MODJESKA'S FAREWELL. Actress Will Be Seen in an Elaborate Revival of "King John." Wagenhals & Kemper, who will con tinue the management of Louis James and Miss Kathryn Kidder next season in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will also direct the farewell tour of Mme. Modjeska, and expect to make it one of the most memorable in the career of the great Polish actress. They will pre sent her in a fine revival of "King Johi" a play that has rot been given on the American stage in many years, but which was recently revived in Lon don by Beerbohm Tree with great suc cess, Modjeska. of course, will be seen as "Constance, " a pait she has much de sired to play for many year's. Th part of King John, it is promised, will be played by one of the best legitimate actors in this country, and that of Prince Arthur by a distinguished woman. The version of the play to be used for this tour has been especia'ly arranged by the distinguished Shakes pearean scholar, William Winter, dra matic editor of the New York Tribune. The production will be on a par with the fine revival of "The Winter's Tale," arranged for Louis James and Kathrv-n Kidder by Wagenhals & Kemper the past season. It will not be a long sea son, being but twenty-five week3 in duration, probably not beginning until after the presidential election. Theatrical Note3. The dramatic rights to Cyrus Town send Brady's novel, "The Grip of Honor," are being negotiated for by W. N. Lawrence. Ada Rehan will sail for Europe on June 20 and will spend the summer at her country place in Ireland. She will not return to America until late in Sep tember, and will then go on tour with a new play. The Bostonians will continue under the direction of Klaw & Erlanger next season and will make two important productions, which will be presented in connection with their present repertory. Mary Mannering has settled the burn ing question as to what play she would make her first appearance in as a star. It is a romantic drama in four acts by Victor Mapes and Mrs. Allen Arthur, called "A Durward Ladye." Edward S. Willard, who has been off the stp.ge for two seasons, will come to America next season, opening in Boston in November. He,, will present "The Middleman," "The Professor's Love Story," "David GaiTick" and two new pieces-not yet named. The report is that Flora Fairchild, sister of Julia Arthur, is to come into the possession of Miss Arthur's plays costumes and scenery, and, with their aid, is to star next year. The repertory includes "More Than Queen," "Romeo and Juliet;" and As You Like It.'" Judging by newspaper clippings- re- ceiyed, the young California actress, Nance O'Neil, has met with a cordial, popular reception and much critical praise in Australia. She has been play ing "Magda," "Peg . Woffington," and "Masks and Faces." McKee Rankin is managing her tour. It has been given out that Christie MacDonald will take the position of prima donna soubrette in Francis Wil son's -company next season, following Lulu-GIaser. Charles Frohman has bought the American rights to the English adap tation of Kdmonct Rostand s Roman esques" He will present it with Miss EJlaine Terriss as Syivette and Seymour Hicks as Straf orel. Mrs. Patrick Camp bell, who will present the piece in Lon don under the title of "The Fantas- He Has Made "Hits." ticks," may come to America in the fall, but in another play. Next season Willie Collier will have a new play written for him by Augustus Thomas, entitled "Treadway of Yale." The title character and his adventures were conceived by Mr. Thomas after a visit to Yale university, where there was a genuine Treadway, who captained the winning 'varsity football eleven that Cfinquered Harvard in the fall of 1S95. Mme. Modjeska's sudden determina tion r.ot to revisit her native land this summer was due to the fact that the Russian government would not remove the ban pronounced against her sev eral years ago. Her outspoken iews at the world's fair angered the Russian au thorities, and she can only return by submitting herself to a fine or impris onment. It will be good news to the American public to know that George H. Broad hurst has appreciated the success which Mrs. Annie Yeamans has made and that next year she will star in an entirely new comedy from his pen which will afford her even greater opportunities than she has enjoyed in "Why Smith Left Home." Mr. Broadhurst is now in the west putting the finishing touches to the farce which will have a produc tion early in the season. The Klaw & Erlanger opera company, the new enterprise this firm will launch next season, will be noteworthy because of the large 'number of prominent peo ple who will be members. The latest engagement is Adolph Zink. the lillipu tian comedian, who was formerly the leading thirty-six-inch funny man of the Lilliputians, the German troupe of little folk which toured this country for several years. Mr. Zink will play the opposite role to Jerome Sykes as "Foxy Quiller" in the new opera of this title by Reginald De Koven. TSlanehe Walsh has entered into a contract with Joseph Brooks and Ben Stern to star under their management for the rxt three years. Her first sea son under their direction will begin In the early fall. Tl.ey will first present a new dramatic play by Eugene W. Presbrey. Other plays are being nego tiated for, two by foreign authors. Miss Walsh sailed for Europe May 19, and will make an extended tour, in cluding a visit to the Paris exposition and Rome. Whil? abroad Miss Wal?h will write for several newspapers in this country her impressions of the countries she visits and the people she sees, the publication of which has already been arranged. A QUESTION OF BABIES. Since 1871 the population of the Ger man Empire has increased from 40,000 000 to nearly 56.0000,000, which is about 15,000,000 more than the ITnited King dom and 17,000.000 more than France. Emigration has now sunk to insignif icant proportions, and the annual ex cess of births over deaths in Germany is E50.000, as against 450.000 in the Uni ted Kingdom, and only 35,000 in France. This stupendous contrast between the fecundity of Germany and France af fords the clue to that change of French foreign and military policy to which we have constantly called attention. It is essentially a question of babies one French baby cannot be expected to fight 21 German babies, of whom all the males become soldiers. It is safer, there fore, to challenge 12 British babies, of whom hardly any become soldiers, National Review. To remove grease stains take one pint of boiiing water, half an ounce of powdered borax and a quarter of an ounce of gum camphor. Stir all together, then put in a bottle. It is excellent to rub on greasy places. GOOD OF HUMANITY. What One "Woman's Club Is Doing to Uplift Others. Dr. Marv E. Stewart, the president of the Woman's club, which is actively en gaged in philanthropic work, has many interesting things to tell of the work be ing done by the club, the most Important ot wnica is tne support. or tne inaustnaa School. Dr. Stewart says: "The Industrial school, which has been conducted by the philanthropy and reform department of the Woman's club of Topeka, closed its MRS. MARY E. STEWART, M. D. President of the Woman's Club. sessions last Saturday with a delightful picnic at Garfield nark. Over seventy-five children and many mothers, through the generosity of Mr. Paiton, were taken to the park m a private car free 01 charge. "The school has had a very successful year of work; for two years the same lit tle girls have met every Saturday after noon with their faithful teachers, who taught them to sew and perform various household tasks, meanwhile encouraging them to make gardens and assist In keep ing their homes clean and beautiful. The capacity of the club is limited: it is with out funds and a place of its own in which to meet, but in spite of every dis advantage, much has been accomplished. The behavior and personal appearance of the children are wonderfully improved, as well as the homes. "Mrs. Thorpe and Mrs. J. F. Daniels have had charge of the school and many other faithful ones have done what they could in the way of teaching. The Young Women's Christian association has gi'en the use of its gymnasium for meetings. "Although this school has been the par ticular work of the club, there are other departments busy as well. The Art and Literature department has held regular meetings: the chief topics during the past season have been, "Greek Art" and the "New Congressional Library at Washing ton," with Mrs. M. L. Chamberlain, lead er. "A prisor library has been started for the special benefit of the boys, girls and women In Mrs. Thorpe's charge. Plans are being discussed of seating the State House grounds, also of work which will be continued during the summer in con nection with the park commissioners and the Commercial club. "On the second Tuesday of each month occurs the regular monthly meeting of the club, which is always at the home of the president: interesting programs, including reports of the club work, musical and literary features are given. Visitors are always welcome and new members de sired. There is work in every department remaining undone for the lack of help. Personal work is what is needed; money and gifts do not pay the largest divi dends. Names mav be sent to the secre tary, Mrs. W. A. Dickinson, 1306 West Sixth avenue, at any time. "The Woman's club hopes to have a home of its own next fall. Plain sewing. cuttine and fittine will be taught, end housework as far as possible. A free dis pensarv for women will be carried on by the women nhvsicians of the city. "To the kind friends, who, by their en couragement and help in any way, have assisted the club, thanks are tendered, with the hope that next season, when new avenues are open, they will not fail." THE COWBOY'S PROOF. From the Denver Times. "Jack" Vance, a cowboy from the ranch of the P.utte Creek Cattle com pany, was on trial at Alliance, Neb., on a charge of shooting at a brakeman on the Burlington railroad with intent to kill him. He had received his pay a few days before and was engaged at the time of the shooting in the picturesque pastime of painting the county red. Vance vehemently denied any intent to perforate the brakeman. He told the court that, while it was true that he did take out his revolver and shoot after the brakeman had pushed him off the train, he was merely giving a prearranged signal. He and a friend had been down ihe road a few miles and wanted to ride back to the nearest station to the ranch Realizing that If they were found by any of the train crew they would be put off, they had arranged that if one was put off the train he should notify his partner by firing his revolver once The trainman, with visions of what he firmly believed was a narrow escape from death, shook his head, and the judge looked unbelieving. Vance's cow boy friend corroborated the story, but seeing that his tale tailed to receive credence, the defendant asked the court to please step outside. The judge asked what for. "I'll prove my innocence, your honor. Vance said. The court was curious and went out side. So did the sheriff, lawyers and spectators Vance pulled out his revol ver, and, holding a postage stamp be tween the finers of his left handi, clip ped off each corner in succession. Next he asked a spectator to suspend a hick ory nut from a thread. Walking off 30 feet he wheeled and at the first shot cut the thread. Taking six tacks he placed them loosely in a piece of wood. This he placed against a post 25 yards away. Borrowing a watch from a by stander, he opened the case for a mir ror, shot with his back to the mark, and drove each tack into the wood without a miss. The brakeman had been looking on in open mouthed wonder. As Vance con cluded the brakeman stepped up to the judge, and, tapping him on the arm, said : "Yes, yer honor, I guess I was mis taken. That man wasn't shooting at me." SOME THINKING BY DOGS. From the London Chronicle. K Do dogs think? Yes, replied Herr Steiner-Brunner, the landlord , of the Hotel du Glacier at Meiden, in the TurtmannthaL Herr Brunner left his mountain hotel during the last winter under the guardianship of a watchman, whose only companions were a couple of dogs a French "griffon" and a little "spitz." A month ago the watchman was cutting wood in the neighborhood of the .hotel, when he was suddenly overwhelmed by an avalanche. The two dogs were with their master, and must have seen him thus buried by the fallen mass of snow. Unable to get at him for his release, his two canine friends, either with or without holding counsel together, rushed down the mountain (which stands at the height of 1.S00 metres above the sea level) and made their way to; Herr Brunner's -house in the valley. There, by snorting, barking and other signs of excitement, they made the landlord understand that something extraordinary had occurred at the summit. The host, with three men and two dogs, ascended to the Hotel du Glacier, a Journey which oc- Endorsed fcy physicians xcellence. lnvieoratine vine, or after exercise. controls all pain, Heeding and Used Internally and Externally. CAUTION : Refuse the weak, -watery, Witch Hazel preparations represented to he "the same as" POND'S EXTRACT. 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As he could give the exact time at which the avalanche had fallen, it was calculated that the two dogs had made their down ward journey of IS kilometres in little more than an hour, and during a heavy snowfall. A JEROBOAM. A jerobbam is reputed to be the larg est wine bottle known. It resembles an ordinary champagne bottle very much magnified, but it is now rarely seen, for merchants like them not they are too risky. A breakage or a crack in the cork would mean eight times the loss of an ordinary bottle. Some unknown wit in past years dubbed such large bottles jeroboams from the name of the He brew king who made Israel to sin.There was so much wine in the big bottles that they caused people to be drunken, for a bottle once opened could not be closed, and the name has stuck, though the bottle has almost gone. Magnums may be more frequently seen. They are equal to two ordinary bottles and com mand the price of two, and are used for fine - clarets, champagnes, and hoehs. Double magnums, again, contain as much as four ordinary bottles. But the tendency is to avoid altogether the use of large bottles, and to keep the ordina ry sizes, six of which contain a gallon i. e. about 6' fluid ounces each. WUh some wines, bottled abroad, the tenden cy is to use smaller bottles still. The worthy householder, therefore, who thinks he has purchased certain light foreign wines very cheaply would pro bably find, if he were to measure the quantity, that he has really paid a high price. One sound reason for the rare jero boam and the little seen double mag num is that good wine matures best in big bottles. Nevertheless, we can imagine that in former days a spark ling dinner table might be furnished forth' with the huge bottles to give promise of plenteous drinking as well as or well-matured wine. M - M - tUJIX for its Parity, Strength And General tor the toilet. As a. remedy, it inflammation. 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