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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL., SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1900.
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Refinishing- will make it look like new, and the expense is light. Work Guaranteed. FRANK YOUNG, 10.; West 10th. Telephone 516. E. J. Gerdom & Son, 820 Kansas Ave. GENERAL REPAIR SHOP Sewing machines and Gasoline Stoves repaired. Lawn mowers sharpened. THEATRICAL HEWS Farewell of Mme. Helena Mod jeska in "King John." Will Be Seen Next Season in a Big Production of the Play. TYLER AND 3PLEAX. Shakespearean Actor and "Wife Will Support Modjeska. Attraction lias Already Been Booked For the Crawford. The announcement that Mme. Helena Modjeska.supported by Odette Tyler ar.d R. I). McLean, will make a' farewell tour next season in an elaborate revival of "King: John," is of particular inter eat to Topeka. theater goers because of the fact that the famous Polish actress and her company has already been booked for the Crawford theater in thU city. .Next year, it is stated, Mme. Mod jeska will return to her native land, a trip that has been deferred several years because of the exceptions taken by the Russian government to the ac tress' outspoken statements at the World's Fair. The revival of "King John" will be under the direction of Wagenhals and Kemper, the young firm of theatrical managers that exploited the James-Kidder-Warde and James-Kidder-Kan-ford triumvirates and is now preparing a revival of "The Midsummer Night's Dream" for Kathryn Kidder and Louis James. Mme. Modjeska will, of course, play "Lady Constance." a part which it is said she has long admired, with Miss Tyler as "Prince Arthur," and Mr. Mc Lean as "King John." Mme. Modjeska was last seen here at the Grand opera house in "Mary Stu- V- .fv' "-t"" rr X. -." .- - 7f art." It was not her first visit to To peka. as she has been here several times in different characters. Miss Tyler and Mr. McLean were here the season be fore last presenting a Shakespearean repertoire in conjunction with Charles VS. Hanford and a large company. Last year they were seen in the dramatiza tion of Anthony Hope's "Fhroso." The contract that Wagenhals and Kemper have with Miss Tyler and Mr. McLean extends over a period of five vears, and next season, it announced, thev will be featured in a new play now under construction by a well known dramatist. Miss Tyler, by the way, is Mr. McLean's wife. She attained con siderable notoriety early in her stag. career by jilting the third son of the late Jay Gould and afterward married the actor. Several thousand dollars will be spent in preparing "King John" for the stage, and scenically it will be complete. With Mme. Modjeska in the role of "Lady Constance" much may be hoped of it artistically, and the enterprising firm cf managers will probably be hand somely repaid for any expense they may go to in giving the great actress a fit ting farewell. OtT3A SET THEM! "WILD. Famous Conductor and His Band Re ceive an. Ovation in Germany. The German Times of Berlin speaks as follows of the engagement cf John Phil ip Sousa and his band in that city: The past week at Kroli's Garden, which served to introduce to the Berlin public Sous;i and his famous American band, was one of remarkable interest. Mr. Sousa. who is a born leader, is a man of many talents. It is not given to every successful conductor to be an equally successful composer and libret tist besides. John Philip Sousa is all these, and more. He never fails to in spire his men with his native energy and unbounded enthusiasm. The disci pline in his band, every member of which is an artist, is perfect. Their pre cision, correct intonation, tone coloring and rendering of the various numbers of their extensive repertoire resemble the work of a virtuoso on his instru ment, so complete is the ensemble. The band is composed of young men prin cipally, who infuse into their perform ances a snap and vigor which is con tagious. To use an Americanism, Sousa and his band have caught on here and no mistake about it; they have taken Berlin by storm. Germans everywhere are fairly wild over Sousa marches, and tffey are bound to become as popular as the Strauss waltzes. Mr. Sousa's con ducting of his marches is unique. Our German friends admit the plaving of this band is different from anything they have ever heard and confess them selves completely captivated, and in dead I know of no band its equal. On Thursday I heard them play over tures of Tannhauser Wagner, and scenes from the same composer's Loh engrin; the smoothness, beautiful effects and quality of tone they produced in these selections were surprising and must be heard to be appreciated. Those who did not hear the Sousa band play Wagner have missed a wonderfully ef fective performance. The Thursday program was a musically interesting one, and besides Sousa's, suite, "The Last Days of Pompeii," were played his "The High School Cadets" march and "The Stars and Stripes Forever," de stined to become one of the most popu lar marches. With the audiences that filled Kroll's nightly to over-flowing the Sousa marches were chief favorites, as was attested by the applause and ex pressions of delight which greeted the first few bars of every march played, and nothing would do but a frequent repetition of each in turn. As was the case when this band appeared in Brus sels, the people went wild with enthusi asm, many of the men throwing up their hats and the ladies waving their handkerchiefs and cheering; encore fol lowed encore on a program of eighteen numbers, and the last piece was given with as much vigor as was the first one. "AMERICAN BEAUTY" FAILS. American Campaign in London This Year Disappointing. The annual American spring cam paign in London may be adjudged more or less a failure this year, says a Chi cago exchange. "Quo Vadis" was es teemed for itstrueworth at the Adelphi and failed outright, enrolling Robert Taber among its' victims. Inasmuch as the play Lawrence Irving wrote for Mr. Taber. "Bonnie Dundee," failed at the theater immediately before "Quo Vadis" arrived, it is likely the actor's grasp on the rank of actor manager is ex tremely feeble at present. Taber, how ever, is merely an incident. The heavy losers are Manager Whitney and his backer, though it would seem they are in a position to stand some mishaps. The American production of the play is still running at the Xew York theater in New York, and no closing date is an nounced. As William Gillette has end ed the season of "Sherlock Holmes" at the Garrick theater, the religious melo drama is New York's sole theatrical at traction apart from vaudeville offer ings. Other American managers who have felt the London blight are George V. Lederer and. in a somewhat lesser de gree. Charles Frohman. The former's venture, the light opera, "An American Beauty," has been unable in theatrical pariance to "make good," and though Mr. Lederer hangs on to the Shaftes bury theater he is arranging to make a change of operas, probably presenting "The Casino Girl," which ran for sev eral months in New York, but did not reach Chicago this season. Mrs. Carter has balanced a considerable amount of popular favor against critical disap proval, and as an actress undoubtedly has added an English to her American triumph, whatever may be the final judgment rendered concerning the play. Her engagement ct the Garrick, never theless, is drawing to a close, and there is no reason for believing the financial rewards will be exceptional, though in view of the other advantages reaped from the trip Mr. Belasco and Mr. F'rohman probably will not Be dissatis fied with the outcome. Mr. Frohman's separate venture, "Miss Hobbs." which has been played by an English company at the Duke of York's theater, has had a pleasant career. Madeline Lucette Ryley's farce, "The Mysterious Mr. Bugle." which Miss Annie Russell was prevented by illness from introducing to London a year ago, a.lso has been put on at the Strand, and seems to be going fairly well. NOVELS ON THE STAGE. Many Dramatizations Will Be Seen Next Season. The following stars will appear next season in dramatizations of famous novels: Mary Mannering in Paul Leicester Ford's "Janice Meredith." W. H. Crane in E. N.Westcott's "Dav id Harum." James K. Hackett in Winston Churchill's "Richard Carvel." Henry Miller in Mary Johnston's "To Have and To Hold." Viola Allen in Marlon Crawford's "In the Palace of the King." Henry E. Dixey in Dr. Mitchell's "The Adventures of Francois." Wilton Lackaye in "Jean Vaijean," dramatized by himself from Victor Hu go's "Les Miserables." "Ked Pottage.' by Mary Cholmondely, for the Daniel Frohman's stock com pany. "Caleb West," by F.Hopkinson Smith, will have a production by Jacob Litt at the Manhattan theater, with George Fawcett in the title role. Marie Burroughs in "A Battle-Scarred Hero." Otis Skinner in Robert Louis Steven son's "Prince Otto." Sol Smith Russell in Martha Mor ton's dramatization of a famous novel. Julia Marlowe in "When Knighthood Was in Flower." WHY NOT TOPEKAP The Grau Opera Company "Will Be ii Kansas City in December. Kansas City, Jure 23. S. Kronberg, who so successfully managed the en gagement of the Grau Opera company li '," - -2 ff V-- ' 1 w s ,.. aw l ' CclT LL flCDJB SKA In Kansas City last fall, spent a day in Kansas City this week arranging for the appearance of the great organiza tion in Convention hall on December 11 and 12. Mr. Kronberg has now be come the western agent for Mr. Grau, and he is returning from California, where the Grau company will open its season next November. The first ap pearance will be at Los Angeles and then San Francisco, Denver, Kansas City, Lincoln, Neb., Minneapolis, Minn., and finally New York will be given a chance to hear the greatest body of singers who were ever associated with Mr. Grau. Chicago and St. Louis, on account of the lack of appreciation which they displayed last season, will have to do without the company this year. The most interesting feature of the tour, from the standpoint of Kansas City next season, will be the aDear ance here of Jean De Reszke, the fa mous tenor. De Reszke will not go any farther west than this place, and he comes here largely at the sugges tion of his brother, Edouard, who has never forgotten the reception given him when he sang Mephistopheles in "Faust" last November. Only in Kan sas City and New York will Jean de Reszke be heard, and for the one per formance here he will receive the cosy sum cf $3,000. The prices of seats in Convention hall will be $3 for a single performance, and J6. $7 and $S for season tickets. The company will include Mme. Mel ba, Emma Fames, Lillian Nordica, Mme. Ternina, the famous Wagnerian soprano: Mme. Sehumann-Heink, Su zanne Adams and Susan Strong, eight prima donnas; Jean de Reszke, Edouard de Reszke, Pol Planeon, Mile. Olitzka, the contralto; Guiseppi Campanari, Dip pel, Bonnard. Muhlman, Prir.gle, Ber tram, the baritone, Bond and La Tour, and others of note. The entire company will number 225 people. Stage People Superstitious. The peoale of the stage are super stitious, says an exchange. When Mary Marnering signed the contract to star for five years under the management of Frank McKee her husband, James K. Hackett. accompanied her to Mr. Mc Kee's office in the Madison Square the atre. The papers were prepared in ad vance, ar.d all that remained was to fix the signatures. Mr. Hackett asked that a quart of champagne be sent for, and it was brought. The cork was f " v drawn, and at Mr. Hackett's sugges tion Miss Mannering spilled some of the wine over the contracts after she had signed them. "What was that done for?" Fratik McKee was asked. "Oh, just an idea, I suppose," he re plied. "What was done with the re mainder of the wine?" "That wasn't wasted," laughed Mr. McKee. The Original "Tilly." Myron P. Rice will take "My Friend from India" on the road next season, the tour opening in August and extending to the coast. May Vokes will be fea tured in her original role of "Tilly." Among others engaged by Mr. Rice are Walter Colligan, William Peters, Luke Vrohman. William Gaunt. Mrs. Chase and Hattie Vera, most of whom have played in the comedy before. Wr. J. Block will go in advance. Mantell's New Play. M. W. -Hanley will manage Robert B. Mantell in a new play, entitled "A Free Lance," the coming season. "A Free Lance" is by W. A. Tremayne, who wrote "A Secret Warrant" and adapted "The Dagger and the Cross" for Mr. Man tell's use. The locality of the new play is Wolfsberg. North Germany, the per iod 1450, and it is romantic in story. An excellent supporting company is prom ised by Mr. Hanley. and the production will be carried complete. Theatrical Notes. It is said Mrs. Langtry has secured R. C. Carton's comedy, "Lady Hunts worth's Experiment," and will bring it to America in the fall. Jefferson de Angelis will make hi3 next season's tour under the manage ment of his son, Thomas de Angelis. Delia Stace- was awarded in Mil waukee last week a det-ee of absolute divorce separating her from her hus band. Thomas H. Burchell. Macklyn Arbuckle will tour the south ern and western states in "The Gentle man from Texas." the new play by Au gustus Thomas, before presenting it in New York, where it is hoped it may have a long stay. Edmond Rostand has regained his health, and is resting at Montmorency. His royalties from Sarah Bernhardt's production of "L'Aiglon" are said to have reached t32.000 on the first hun dred performances. William Young's great dramatization of "Ben Hur" will be resumed, after a summer of rest, in the "roadway theater. New York, or September X Manager Teal will begin rehearsals for It on August 6. - Katherine Grey, who recently mar ried John Mason, has announced she will leave the stage for a year. Flor ence Rockwell has been enaed to take her place in the Liebler" forces. Miss Cissie Loftus is likely to be a member of the company of the English actor. Forbes Robertsor.. next rear. Mr. Robertson has cabled asking her terms, and she has replied, but" time for his answer has not elapsed. After a run of thirty-three weeks "Sherlock Holmes" closed its season at the Garrick theater, New York, last night. Next season Mr. Gillette's com pany will be much changed, Bruce Mc Rea and Miss Katherine Florence, who have had leading parts, both leaving the organization, Ethel Knisht Moilison will succeed Miss Florence. Ben Teal, stage director for some of the Klaw & Erlanger attractions, has engaged 100 chorus girls for "Foxy Quiller," SO for "The Roger Brothers in Central Park," and 60 for the new McNally farce with the Agoust family! And yet the employment agencies can't find any kind of girls at all, black, yel low or white, for more than about one in five of housekeeping employers. Sol Smith Russell is regaining his health and will return to the stage, but he is planning for a season limited to twenty weeks. He will begin in Wash ington late in October, presenting a dramatization of a novel of which the title is withheld. It is said Martha Morton is making the book into a play. Richard Mansfield continues to ac quire plays. The newest one he is said to have secured is by Harriet Ford and Beatrice De Mille, authors of "The Greatest Thing in the World." Mrs. De Mille is the widow of the late Mr. Henry C. De Mille, who collaborated with David Belasco in many plays. James K. Hackett and his wife, Mary Marnering, have gone into the wild woods region near Quebec and will re main there until the middle of August. Following the close of the former's sea son in "The Pride of Jennico" at the Criterion theater. New York, comes the announcement that Mr. Hackett will depend solely upon the play next year. "Richard Carvel," in which he was to have appeared, will be produced under Daniel Frohman's directi. n. but with some other player in the t'tle role. Besides "The Greatest Thing in the World" Mrs. Lemoyne has been sup plied with two other plays for next sea son, "In a Balcony," in which she will play the Queen, and "Pippa Passes." the latter an episodic play with both prologue and epilogue. Pip pa is a factory girl and she furnishes the only link between the different epi sodes, passing through them at critical moments of her life. It is probable that Wilton Lackaye will support the actress in one or more of the plays, though he is announced to star as Jean Vallea.i in a dramatization of "Les Miserables." Alfred Klein has been engaged for "The House That Jack Built." William Faversham is not to appear as a star until season after next. Lottie Gilson has been engaged to support J. K. Emmet in "The Outpost." a new play to be put on next season. It deals with the Boer war. "The Isle of Champagne" is to be re vived in London, with Arthur Roberts in Thomas Q. Seabrooke's original role. "The County Fair" is to be revived, with Neil Burgess in his original role of Abigail Prue. Helen Bertram is to be seen in the ti tle role in the production of "Little Faust," which is to be made in Boston in July. The piece is a travesty on the opera. Madeline Miranda, the wife of Eddie Foy.the comedian, has dramatized, with the aid of her husband, an Italian musi cal farce, in which Foy is to appear. It will be known as "A Night in Town." Jefferson De Angelis will go a-star-ring next season in a musical comely. the book of which is from Charles Klein's pen. The composer of the score is not yet announced. Jessie Mackaye will have the soubrette part in the pro ducticn and will be "featured." THE RUSSIAN JEHU. From the London Field.l The cab driver of Russian towns dif fers in many ways from our own Jehu, although in the matter of having a ready answer, which does not turn away -vrath, for both friend and foe, he seems to be closely related. There are no large cab owners, and, if those of the tram companies be excepted, no large stables in either Moscow or St. Peters burg, and almost every driver owns or has at least a share in the lot he drives. Although at first sight cab driving in the capitals of the empire can hardly be considered as a village industry, yet in Russia it is considered as such. The "isveshtchiks," as the flymen are call ed, are nearly always members of far distant village communes, who spend the whole or part of the year at town work, but who remit the greater por tion of their earnings to their native place, and themselves return to it when agricultural work or fishing is at a premium, and when city work or health gives out. This connection between farmer and factory hand, townsman and tiller of the soil, is characteristic of all Russian industry; it is no uncommon Eight to see a cotton or linen factory empty during harvest. The coachman of the city is generally a member of a peasant family, whose males outnumber the females, so that some of the former are forced to forsake the allotment, which proves insufficient to provide sup port or Jabor for them all, and turn to ACTS GENTLY ON KID BOWElS- CLEANS EFFECTUALLY; OVERCOMES . r-i tisn 0,1 UAU PERMANENTLY ,TSBE&ECT5 BUY THE GENUINE MAN'FTJ BY A!IFoP!AFTf. YPll3 V r KV X ' CflL. '? N.V. fOB SALE BY flU 03U6C-1STS. PRICE 50e.PtRE-OTTL& STOP The Vagons or Telephone 622. . SSGTT BRS. FOR PURE ICE CREAM. Rush orders for Socials, Picnics, or oat of town parties given prompt attention. Our prices are the lowest. Given on request. SPECIAL PHICES ON LAEGE ORDERS. Fourth of July Orders The Fine Quarter- awed Oak Counters -IN CAPITAL BUILDING & -WERE MADE BY THE- S PLAill Telephone 4223 Rings. TAILORS. "Why deal with Out-of-Town Book Agent Tailors? We make Clothes that Fit 610 Kansas Avenue. G. F. MILLER Plumbing and Heating Co. Gas Fitting and Fixtures, Pumps and Supplies. 627 QUINCY ST. Telephone 863. SOUTH " Make hay when the sun shines, but to make good hay use our tj HAY CAPS and STACK COVERS l Prices reasonable. S KANSAS TENT SB ATTNXSTa Phono 612. 215 I One hundred of its stenographers holding positions in Topeka. Cement's famous system. Instruction strictly Individual. Actual expertenes pupils receiving their own earnings. Day and nig tit sessions. Position guaranteed to its graduates. Lessons by mail a specialty. ANNA E. CAN AN, Estaolisned In 1887. 628 and 630 Kansas Avenue. the town for a living-. He cornes to the busy center, learns his way about it, buys a droshky, a small but not uncom fortable vehicle on runners, and a four wheeled chaise of about the same size for summer use, takes out a license from the police and makes a start. His horse (for, unlike the London brother, he seldom has more than one) he brings with him from the farm, or, perhaps, to be literal, it brings him; and often the possession of the animal is the reason of the driver's change of fortunes and of scene. This isvoshtehik Is a strange object as he sits on the narrow board which serves him as a seat at the front of his droshky, clothed in a long blue gown which reaches to the ground, is heav ily quilted with down, and tied in at the waist with a strap or ornamental cord and a heavy sheepskin cap over his ears. He lives a nomadic life, seldom having any fixed residence or stable in the town, and is thus often to be seen asleep in his droshky while his horse feeds at the public troughs, which the local authorities put up in almost every side street. One may see him, when he has put down a passenger and earned his fare, go to the nearest coin merchant, buy just sufficient hay and corn for one meal for his horse and place It in the manger. Then he gets fodder for himself from the ambulant venders of black bread, tresoa (odori ferous codfish) and weak, milkiess tea, who stand at the corner of most Rus sian streets, and afterward he sleeps peaceably in his sledge, until his horse be rested and fit for another journey. Then on he goes again, until, some hours later, he repeats the process at the other end of the town. At night he plays "Box and Cox" with his partner, with whom he forms a limited liability company. At a fixed time he must meet hin in some tavern yard, take out hl own tired horse and surrender the droshky. The second man, whose horse is fresh, now takes his twelve hours, and at the appointed time in the morn ing must meet In the same tavern. After a week they change over, the nisht man takes the day work and vice versa; thus one vehicle, with no lodg ings or stable for the men rest in the pothouse, the horses In the yard or sheds adjoining it supports two men whose sole object in life is to earn and save enough to enable them to leave the city and return to the land, the mistress of every mujik's affections. The isvoshtehik is an excellent ex ample of that absence of fixity of tarifr which is so prevalent throughout Russia, for in the matter of charges he is a law unto himself. When yon show signs of wanting a droshky all the drivers within hail assemble and bid one against the other for the custom: this one will take you for so much, that ore for less and so on. One takes one's choice, a good, fast horse and smart sleigh at a good price, or a bad one for a fraction of It. Phould one, however, select a poor looking beast, the drivers left behind will make encouraging re marks as one drives away. "He is lame." ' "Ke stumbles." "The driver is drunk," they will shout m chorus until -K 4 - --- X- -- r X-X-X- Should Be in Early. THE - LOAN ASSOCIATION OF WATER CO.S OFFICE. " - Topeka. Kansas. CO., F. A. Anton, lianagsr. Kansas Avenue. y 3 Stop Paying Rent. Do you know that In 10 or 12 years money paid for rent would buy the place? Figure it up and see. The Shawnee Building and Loan Association Will loan you money to help buy a place. Tou can pay It back in monthly installments. Go talk It over with Eastman, at 115 WEST SIXTH ST. Why suffer the pangs of rheumatism when KOHL'S RHEUMATIC i CURE I t gives quick relief and f permanent cure. X AH Druzzisls. Price Si.03. one is orit of earshot. One natural re suit of this elastic system is that thi old law of supply and demand makes itself felt: for while fares are low !ur ing slack hours, they are apt. at close of play or beginning of storm, to at or.ee "rise several points." The Isvoshtehik if not a bad coach man, generally driving with a tight rem and somewhat furiously. He shouts at everything in his way. and constantly encourages his not unwilling little steed with si?ch remarks as "Now, Vanka (Little John), earn your dinner." . "It is not far." "The day is cold." "At the end are food and rest." "God is good-