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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATTJBD AY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1900.
11 THE BRITISH DOCTORS Are Making Miraculous Cures at Their Institute, 613 Topeka, Ave. PILES ARE CURED In one sitting; no cutting. SKIN DISEASES CURED after the best doctors in this city have failed. References given. SPECIFIC SKIN" ULCERS healed in a. few days and blood purified; no re lapses. CAXCERS removed and cured by plaster. References given. FATTY TUMORS CURED without the knife or chloroform. RUPTURES CURED without cut ting; treatment painless. FEMALE DISEASES. Ovarian Pains and Female Weakness . ;ured; also Ovarian Cysts cured without operation. My methods are new, painless and re liable. CHRONIC COXSTIFATION cured in e short tim- after a life time of misery. HAY FEVER. ASTHMA and Ca tarrh of Nose, Throat, Lungs Cured by our new inhalent. One treatment free CATARRH OF STOMACH and Bowels, Bloat'TS. Mucous and Bloody Discharges. Falling of Rectum, Pains in Stomach and Bowels. Pains around Heart cured by our new treatment. CHROXIC RHEUMATISM. Muscular Pains. Stiff Joints, we cure. SCIATICA AXD LUMBAGO we cure In any stage. PARALYSIS of any part of the body. Numbness of the limbs we cure. Our field is the blunders and failures pf the profession in both medicine and surgery. Offices 726 Topeka Avenue. Office hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Xo Sun day hours. Stamps for reply must be sent in all letters. S. EDWARD McCULLY, M. D. Propria or. Free Msdical Examination. Each Tuesday and Thursday after noon from 4 to 5 p. m. and each Friday night from 7 to S p. m.. medical exami nation and advice will bf given free at the Kansas Medical college, 521 West Twelfth street. All diseases, both acute and chronic, treated. W. D. Storrs, M. D., physician in charge. LOUIS II DORP Hard and Soft Coal HEATING STOVES, Steel Ranges, MANUFACTURER Of Galvanized Cornices, Tin and Slate Roofing, Metal Skylights. Contract work solicited in any part of the state. Hardware, Cutlery, Gasoline Stoves, Pumps. Some specials in Hammocks and Croquet Sets. o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 82S mm AVE. TELE. 130. A little farther to go up the Avenue, but the prices are a lit tle less than others. Our Fall Stock is now complete. Come in and see the latest novelties in ' Fall Woolens. B. F. ABMEYER & CO. Fashionable Tailors, 623 SA27SAS AVE1TC3. Successors to GAYLOSD & BARCLAY, EQUIP YOUR HORSE With, a fine hand made harness such as GEO. KXEIN Sc. CO make and you will have no trouble. 118 Kanut Avenna. A. W. Hopkins. W. M. Hopkins. HOPKINS & SON, MERCHANT POLICE. Private. Work a Specialty. Office and Residence, 1015 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kas. THEATRICAL .NEWS "Pine.r Fudge" Will Be at the Crawford Wednesday. Popular Musical Farce "Runa way Girl" on Thursday. THE SEW PRODUCTIONS "DaTid Harum" .is Now. Being Produced. . Richard Mansfield's Gorgeous Presentation of Henry V. At the Crawford opera houi "At Piney Ridge," Wednesday. "The Runaway Girl," .Thursday. "Star Boarder," Saturday. "At Piney Ridge" was in Topeka two seasons ago and in the Hands of a cap able company was a pleasing southern drama. "The Runaway Girl," a musical farce, made a decided hit last season and was the attraction of one of the principal Helen Redmond and Norma Kopp, Two Leading Women with Kansas City houses Thanksgiving week. The company claims 58 people. "The Star Boarder" is a farce full of specialties and plot enough to give it a name. Following this early next week (Wed nesday evening) will be one of the be t theatrical treats of the season Frank Daniels in the "Ameer." HARUM ON THE STAGE. Plot of Popular Novel Not Closely Followed in Dramatization. "David Harum" has had its initial performance on the stxge with Wm. H. Crane in the title role. The plot of the novel is not closely followed in the plaj In dramatic form the story has been cut into three acts, the first what looks like the back yard of David Harum's house with its verandas, and Aunt Polly's potted plants, with the bank and the barn in the background. Into this space R. and H. W. Hitch cock, who dramatized the work, plunge all the characters during the first two scenes, and with almost bewildering swiftness, the gist of the plot is unfolded by Chet Timson, the clerk, who is to leave David's bank to make room for John Lenox, the new clerk. Mary Blake, a personage not used to any extent in the novel, is also brought on. the dramatist using her as the love element. She appears as a city girl, who becomes a school teacher in Home ville. Before the unctuous but shrewd horse trading banker, David Harum, makes his entrance, the Widow Cul ium's story about the foreclosure of a mortgage on her house has also been told, and there is no reason why John Lenox and Mary Blake should not get married at once, except that it is not 11 o'clock. The second act is in the adjoining room to the main office of the bank, and among its incidents is the one with Lenox and the counterfeit bills and Harum's efforts to get possession of the mortgage on Widow Cullum's house. The third act and the only one that awakened real interest takes place on Christmas morning in Aunt Polly's sit ting roam. Lenox's things are being surreptitiously removed from the Eagle Tavern to Aunt Polly's spare room. There is a blinding snowstorm outside, and the Widow Cullum comes to find out what the hard-hearted old banker is going to do with tne foreclosure mor tgage. In the scene following, during which David tells the story of his visit when a child to the circus with the Widow Cul lum's husband and of the ten cents which he received from him, which was the beginning to his fortune, a very interesting climax is reached. It all ends with a Christmas dinner, during which the really kind-hearted David bums the mortgage and John and Mary are finally engaged, in celebration of which David opens the famous bottle of champagne that must have cost "four shillings." While Mr. Crane's sketch of the bank er was a well-rounded and artistic effort, in which he sank his individuality more thoroughly than he has yet done, he i3 not the David Harum Mr. Wescott drew so forcibly. In the scene in which he sells a balky horse to the deacon he, however, follows the story truthfully, while in the scene in which he destroys the mortgage he is entirely different from the book's character, although he makes it tell heavily. Like the other dramatizations of much read novels turned into plays, " David Harum." while interesting as a sketch has not brought out all the charms of the book. MANSFIELD'S REVIVAL New York Doesn't Know "What to Think of Henry V. Richard Mansfield's gorgeous produc tion of Kirg Henry V in New York sur prised even that city, which is satiated with theatrical surprises. A New York paper said of the initial performance: In a word, for the scenes are many, the production In every trace attests the labor of the scholar and historian. It is a pure spectacle, far from being dra matic in the literary sense in which we apply the word in the other and greater plays of Shakespeare. "King Henry V" lacks the strong touches of character, the bold outbursts of passion, the vital continuous interest that make "Hamlet" or "Richard" great in a dramatic sense; but as a spectacle it is extremely doubtful if anything more could be done with it than was done by Mr. Mansfield's ex cellent endeavor. There is but little In the role of King Henry to call forth the highest order of acting. It is the ability to look the king, to portray the-regal magnificence of bearing, the robust gallantry of Eng lish Harry, with graceful and pictur esque mein, that fits the pageant, and Mr. Mansfield is not fascinating in the part. His delivery is spasmodic and at times harsh. It was a noble personification, no doubt, free from tricks but filled with mannerisms. Harry's freedom from ego tism, his modesty, his joyous humor were not conveyed. Instead Mr. Mansfield's Henry V, Prince Hal, the roystering rake, who would become the very beau ideal but for the quartering of his armor, was more like a Wallenstein trooper during the Thirty Years war. The ideal Henry must indeed be richly endowed, not alone with an elegant figure and a hand some face, but a winning countenance and a musical voice. The triumph for such it was last evening, being spectacular, the interest, of course, was centered in the ensemble. end most of the general excellency of the contributions of most of the actors were lost sight of. When it is said that the dramatis per sonae numbers fifty-four, most of them on the stage, and that the performance involves the showing of nineteen set scenes, some idea of the material mag nitude and complexity of the work may be understood. Through it all. however, others besides King H-nry shine, partly because they are friends of our school day and part ly because the parts are well done. The last act is as pure comedy as the rest is pure spectacle, and Ida Brasses-, as Katherine of Valois, was a dainty maid for Henry to court. The chorus which preceded every act was also rendered by Florence Kahn with acceptable spirit and exactness. The acting version which Mr. Mans field uses is Calvert's, but no doubt he has also had valuable suggestions from both Kean and Macready, which bring the pageant of last night closer to the meaning and spirit of Shakespeare. One feature, however, which is not found in Shakespearian text is the his torical episode of the return to London of the army after the battle of Agin- NEW AMERICAN "THEODORA." Minnie Tittell Brune Will Star and Wear Fanny Daven port's Costly Costumes. , .fTr L'. America at last is to have a "Theodora" of Its own. Sarah Bernhardt's production in French fifteen year3 ago has made the theater-going public eager for an English presentation of Sardou's wonderful play. Fanny Davenport bought the American rights and had magnificent gowns made in Paris, but never produced the play, owing to the enormous expense entailed by the requisite scenic effects. Now Mrs. Brune has purchased the rights and costumes once owned by the great Davenport, and is to star the continent, opening at Boston, October 22. court That at .least was introduced by Charles Kean. . It stands for the fourth act of the play, though not a word is spoken. It appears to the ear in music and song. There is the indefinite buzz of holiday throngs. It reeks with the joy of the re turn of Harry's -victorious army. That, and. the battlefield of Agincourt, with the English Caesar in the imperial war pomp, make two tableaux that would carry any play to success. MRS. FISHE S PLAY. How Thackeray Got His Conception of Napoleon. The psychologic genesis of many a scene in fiction no doubt would reveal something as interesting as the scene itself if known. In Mrs. Fiske's play, "Becky Sharp," the second act reflects much that was superficial of the Na poleonic period, but it also shows, in its climax, the terror of Napoleon that pre vailed at the time. The scene of alarm as the ball at Brussels is broken up by the sound of cannon, briefly described in "Vanity Fair" and elaborately pictured in Mrs. Fiske's play, may have develop ed in Thackeray's brain from one of his very youthful experiences. "When I first saw England," said Thackeray in one of his lectures, "she was in mourn ing for the young Princess Charlotte, me hope of the Empire. I came from India as a child, and our ship touched at an island on the way home, where my black servant took me a walk over rocks and hills till we passed a garden where we saw a man walking. 'That is he.' said the black man; 'that is Bonaparte; Frank Dank Is in the "Ameer." he eats three sheep every day and all the cnildren he can lay hands on'' There were people in the British dominions be sides that poor black who had an etjual terror and horror of the Corsican." Of course the island was St. Hejena. This incident of childhood made such an im pression upon Thackeray that he car ried it in mind through life, and there can be no doubt that his famous scene m "Vanity Fair" was in a measure in spired by the incident. airs. Fiske will be at the Crawford in "Becky Sharp" early in January. JULIA MARLOWE'S SUCCESSOR The New "Barlara Frietchie" Will Be Effie Eilsler. Miss Julia Marlowe, who has recently left Charles Frohman, is now on her western tour. She will be in Chicago October 15, and will open the New Illi nois theater, which is built on the site of the old Columbia, with "Barbara Freit chie." This theater is one of the finest in the country, and is owned in part by the Frohmans. Miss Marlowe will make her final appearance on this western trip under the Frohman management. .i. 5 F3 V It is her plan to resume rehearsals of "When Knighthood Was in Flower" about November 1, and to produce the play in New York before Christmas. Miss Marlowe will be succeeded as the star in "Barbara Freitchie" by Miss EfBe Eilsler, who has been rehearsing the role during the summer in antici pation of the very contingency which has arisen. Mr. Frohman owns this play, and. as it has been a money maker, it is his intention to keep it on the road for another season, at least. His selection of Miss Ells'.er is felicitous, and Mr. Frohman believes that the pro duction wiil continue its uninterrupted success. BORING IN KANSAS CITY. Falke-Veronee Leading Man Joins Woodward Stock Company. Edwin Boring, who was seen in To peka as the leading man in the Falk Veronee stock company, has gone to Kansas City to play the light comedy parts in Manager Crawford's stock com pany. Mr. Boring succeeds Hal Davis. He has had a deal of valuable stock company experience at the Imperial theater, St. Louis; Hopkins' theater. Chicago; the Grand Opera House stock company, In dianapolis, and the Pike stock company, Cincinnati. Mr. Boring will assume the same line of work in which Hal Davis became so popular, playing juvenile and light comedy roles. Theatrical Notes. Pauline Hall has made arrangements for an extended tour of the leading music halls of England and the con tinent. She will leave as soon as her present contracts in America expire, and will remain abroad for some time. Frank Daniels' popularity in Chicago was pretty well demonstrated when the labor unions striking on the Grand opera house waived their differences on learning that Irank Daniels expected to open his Chicago season there the next week in "The Ameer," and all went to work determined, they said, that "the funny little fellow should find eveything in readiness for him on his arrival." ' Margaret Sylva, the brilliant young footlight favorite of New York, who is to star this season in "The Princess Chic," spent last week in the photograph gal lery and had her picture taken In 2S3 styles and costumes. "Self and Lady" will soon replace "The Husbands of Leontine" at the Madison Square theater. New York E. M. Hol land, Fritz Williams, Isabel Irving and May Robson will be in the cast. Arthur Donaldson will not appear with Grace George in "Her Majesty." Irene L. Carhart, now in. Boston, is writing a book about her recent trip arr-und the world. It will be published in November. Guelma Lawrence Baker, the soprano, has returned from a visit at her home in California, and has been engaged to sing one of the important roles in Flor od .ra. J-hn P. F'-cum will be business man ager of The Princess Chic for Kirke La Mi- lie. Anna !!(, daughter of the late Ed war 1 at the actor and playwright, has be n ei.paged by Duime, Ryley and Fisher as press representative. Willie E luuin, now appearing at the Lyric theater, London, will sail f.r New Ycik on October 27, to begin I'f-hi arsals for the American production of Floro dora, in which he is to play the chief rcle. William Schaffer, the composer and musical direc;.or, is at work on the inci dental music for "The Strangler's Daughter," in which Lizzie Vigoureux is to star, and the incidental music for "War on Women," which will be pro duced soon with Hope Booth in the lead ing role. Mr. Schaffer has just com pleted the score of a comic opera entitled "The Robber Baron." Robert Downing opened at Hampton, Va., on October S in "Ri hsrd the Lion Hearted." Alberta Converse will be seen as the princess. Helen Baird has made a pronounced success as Mrs. Fitzhugh in Broad hurst's "The Man from Mexico." Ben Teal is rehearsing John J. Mc Nally's new farce. "Star and Garter," in which the Agoust family will appear. Seth Abbott, father of the late Emma Abbott, has been adjudged insane by the Chicago courts and will be placed in a sanitarium at Wauwatosa, Wis. His son, Frederick Abbott, has made ap plication for the appointment of a guardian. Nora Dunblane appeared in Wash ington as Pauline in William A. Brady's production of "Her Majesty." Miss Dunblane is a young and talented actress, and her conception of the char acter now intrusted to her is said to be most artistic. Floy Crowell, late leading woman with the Aubrey stock company and who. on account of illness, was obliged to leave the company at Hornellsville. N. Y., September 22, has gone to Los Angeles, Cal., where she will remain this winter if the climate proves beneficial. Horace Lewis left the city on Satur day to make a visit of ten days at his home in Boston. He will return here in time to begin rehearsals in "The Spright ly Romance of Marsae,"dramatized from Mollv Elliott Searvell'sbook of that name, in which he will originate the role of Uncle Maurice. Clarence Fleming has been engaged bv F. C. Whitney to act as business manager for J. E. Kellard during his starring season in "The Cipher Code." Some Wild Pigeons. From the Baltimore American ! Among the best-known wood b rd -f for mer days was the "passenger pigeon" bet ter known as the wild pigeon the most extraordinary in appearance when in mo tion and the most marve'ou in their rum ber. On their passage from the north to the south it was often that they made a stopping place in Maryland, mostly roost ing in oak woodlands in Baltimore county, and whenever they made their rooming it was cesain destruction to miles of for est trees. Their weight upon the limbs would destrov the tree. It is a well known fact that many thousands of the majestic oaks and other nut trees in Baltimore countv were shorn of their branches and became worthies:1. This was the case within a radius of many miles of the city. It may not be out of place to attempt an estimate of the number of pigeons con tained in one of these immens-e flecks. A writer on the subject said: "Iet us take a column of one mile in breadth, which is far below the average size, and suppose it passing over us, witnout interrupti- n f r three hours and at the rate of one mile a minute: this will give us an oblone square of ISO miles by one covering ISO seuare miles. Allowing two pigeons to the square yard, we have l.llS.iiMn 0 in one flock. Now. as every pitreon daily consumes a half pint of food, the quanuty necessary to supply this vast multitude must be 8,712,000 bushels of oak nuts a day." The flights of the wild pigeons are caus ed by the necessity of procuring food, and were not performed with the view of es caping the severity of weather, north or south. The flights, consequently, do nnt take place at any fixed time or season of the year. So far as the writer can re member, there has not been seen in this state cince so marvelous a number or so sublime a sight. As the time for their departure came they simultaneously rese, as if by magic, and. passing overhead, were lost to view. The noise they made. thrugh distant, reminded one of a severe gale at sea. On visiting the ground over which the pigeons had roosted a wonderful and al most terrifying sight- presented itself. Here and there a tree could be ueen crushed to the ground: manv trees two feet in thickness were broken off from tbe ground from the weight of the birds. On Cohmel Hugh Thompson's tract, ex end-ine- from the Hartford road to the Retail- read, part of which is now Clifton park, over 100 majestic oaks and chestnuts were I ruined. ' Eatabliihed 2892, Telephone 2520-lb. A VISIT to our Photograph Studio will convince you thut our worJc la pbograpby 1 the il nest in America. W make beantiful Carbooottea and Pl tinumi for $2 a dozen and up. We make Kolar and BromldeentarRempntn. 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