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"Chames at de Show" With
John Kendrlck Bangs. ,
Galierj God's Ideas on the Mnslc
of the Theaters.
Prefers the Tunes the Hand
Organs Flaj.
Explains the "Pickle Act" With
fBy John Kendrlck Bangs.
I had supposed that my little friend;
the Gallery God frith whom I had the!
good fortune some time ago to have an
Interview on the state of the drama, j
considering- the large responsibilities of j
his business as a vender of news- j
pacers, would soon forget me, but an !
experience I had at the Comedy theater j
the other night was convincing- evi-
dence to the contrary. I had gone ;
there to hear Washington Taitlets' ;
new musical play. "The Girl from'
Kalamazoo," the book by Taitlets and
the music by twenty-seven
My chair was in the orchestra, -well
back toward the edge of the gallery.
The curtain was down at the close of
the first act when a slight tap on the
top of my head by an object scarcely
larger than a Dea. and which, in fact,
turned out to be a small bit of cutty
which could have emanated only from
that instrument of torture known as a
putty blower, caused me to look up.
My first inclination was, of course,
to be excessively angry at this Inex
cusable intrusion upon my reflections
and to hie me to the gallery for the
purpose of securing the immediate
ejection of the offender, but the sight
that greeted my eyes as I gazed up
ward dissipated all wrath. Leaning
perilously far over the rail, his little
red head . shining brilliantly in the
glare of the ceiling lights and his small
hands shaking a cordial greeting, was
no less a person -than my friend
If I could Judge by the breadth of
his smile and the generally beaming
Quality of his freckles, visible even at
that distance, he was delighted at this
somewhat unconventional reunion.
Of course the spectacle turned my
anger into pleasure, and by suitable
motions with my hands I indicated
that I would be glad to see him out
side. In three minutes after this in
terchange of courtesies we were shak
ing hand3 out In the lobby.
"Well, Chames," said I as we met,
"how has tha world been using you
la tela-."
"Oh. I ain't got nothing to kick
about," he replied. "Me business is
putty good an' I ain't uassin' no divi
dends on ma common stock, like some
o' dem odder financial institutions.
Foydermore say, dat's a good wovd.
dat foydermore; I tink de way you
woyks it into dat Sunday stuff o' yours
in de poipers Is simply great. Fovder
more, ras appetite's good most too
good for me Docket an' when de time
comes for de Phlladelphy act I'm in it
"The Philadelphia act, Chames?" I
"Yes." he answered. "Sleepin". Why,
I sleep so sound dat my snorin' don't
wake me up honest."
"You are a very fortunate young
pian," said I. 'The eye that doesn't
know insomnia these hard times should
account itself blessed. Are you alone
Chames?" I added.
"What? Up to the skylights? Nit.
After Mental Exer
tion No Rest.
Nervous, Irritable
and Wretched.
Dr. Miles Nervine Saved
My Life.
There is little joy in living when the dis
ordered nerves prevent sleep and rest; when
one wakes from a restless night more tired
than the night before; when one is forced to
dra through the round of dailv duties with
out energy, ambition or interest. This con
dition is due to a derangement of the nerves
whicn may be speedily regulated and
strengthened by Dr. Miles' Restorative
lyervine. This remarkable medicine has a
wonderful record of cures. Supplying as it
does th exact element needed for the res
toration of the nerve force and vitality its
good effects are felt after the first few doses.
"I hye used your remedies mvself and in
my family for the past seven years and it is
not too much to say that they saved my life
The tired feeling I used to have after giving
a few music lessons has left me entirely and
instead of lying in bed three or four hours
trying to get iltep and then getting up and
walKing the floor until morning, 1 can now
go to bed and sleep eight, ten and twelve
hours without any trouble. When I think of
my former nervous, wretched, irritable state
I want to tell everyone what Dr. Miles'
Nervine has done for me. 1 can do as much
work now in a day as 1 used to take a week
to accomplish. I think Dr. Miles' Nervine
is the best remedy for nervousness and gen
eral debility on earth." L. D. Edwards,
Prot of Music, Preston, Idaho.
All druggists sell and sr-.mrantee first bot
tle Dr. Mitts' Remedies. Send for free book
on Nervous and Heart Diseases. Address
lit. Miles Medical Co, Elkhart, lad.
J'' ?';S
Dere's a hundred odder mugs up aere,"
he replied.
"Oh, yes! I know," said I. "But are
you with anybody in particular? Be
cause, if you're -not I have an extra seat
downstairs I shall be very glad to have
you occupy."
"What! Me? Downstairs wit de
swells?" he gasped. "In dese rags?
Why, dey wouldn't let me in, would
"Oh, I guess so. This is a first night,
you know, Chames, and you come under
the head of the critics since your views
were published last fall," said I. "It
isn't clothes makes the critic, anyhow.
I'll risk trying to take you in if you'll
"Soyt'nly I'll cum," he responded in
stantly. "I don't often take in de
teayter all by my lonesome, but dis
time, bein' a foyst night, I didn't ast me
goil to come wit me becuz ye can't be
too careful what ye takes de loidies f
see dese days. I got let into a play wit
Mamie onct called 'Zazzer, an' she ain't
been de same goil since. When she gets
mad she has dat Zazzer skinned, an' all
becuz she's got de notion in her head
dat dat's de way a poyfect loidy oughter
behafe herself. Chee but dat was a bad
mistake o' mine, an' I've never took her
to anodder play since witout knowin'
all about it before hant."
Chames and I passed in through the
wicket. The doorman eyed the lad a
trifle suspiciously, but when I informed
him that Chames, despite his strange
appearance, was a newspaper man, em
ployed in the circulation end of Jour
nalism, who was being broken in for
possible future use as a dramatic critic,
no objection was made to his entry, and
we were soon comfortably ensconced in
the very comfortable plush upholstered
armchairs of the Comedy theater.
"Chee!" ejaculated Chames, as he set
tled back. "Say, dees chairs is a dream,
ain't dey. I don't see how ye keeps
awake in chairs like dees."
"Some of us don't, Chames," said I. "It
depends somewhat on the play."
"We likes a band when its got its
red rags on, wit' a chesty Dago at de
head of it, twirlin' a nickel-plated ice
pick ten feet long, walkin' down de
avenoo, becays dey has some style
about 'em. But dese dinky little
fiddlers what sits behind a fence doin'
der stunt wit a man in restaurant clois
leadin' 'em along wit' de bottom half
of a Willie boy's walkin' stick wese has
no use fer. It's feet what shows de
goodness of de music."
"You interest me, Chames," said I.
"Well, it's dis way," said Chames. "If
dere's a march tune dat's any g-ood at
all it oughter make people march. If
dere's a spiel in de music yer oughter
have trouble wit' yer feet t' keep 'em
from spielin', an' how dose chumps in
de orchestra can sit quiet when de
music sets de whole gallery push stam
pin' an' shufflin' is past my thinker."
"I think I see," said I. "You judge
music by its effect on your feet."
"Soyt'nly," said Chames, "if it's feet
music. Tunes oughter hit ye some
where, an' if ye can't whistle 'em, or
dance to 'em, or wave your hand at
'em, or git your heart beatin' to 'em,
dey don't go. Dat's de trouble wit'
most o' dese musical plays nowdays.
Dey don't ketch hold on any o' your
orgins. On de level, Mister Man, I blow
in two dollars on dat 'Parsifal,' an' it
didn't take me nowheres. Youse'll never
find dat 'Parsifal' music on de hand
orgins, an' nothin short of a fire tug
could whistle it. Honest, dat 'Parsifal'
didn't make me tink o' me goil oncet."
I gazed at Chames in amazement.
The idea that this lurid little freckle
trust from the street should have taken
in "Parsifal" struck me as too extra
ordinary, so I questioned him as to how
he had managed it.
"Oh, I got in orright," said he.
"Somebody's got to pass the ice water
in a show as long as dat, and I sublet
de iob from a friend o' mine who
wanted a day off. I didn't care for de
show half as much as De Goil from
Kays.' Say, dat's a bute, on'y ehe's
oughter been called 'De Goil from
Stoi'nses.' "
"Well, now, tell me, Chames," said I,
"what do von think a musical comedy
should be? Have you formulated your
ideas on that point?"
"Oh, I don't know," Chames an
swered, thoughtfully. "I'se seen all de
shows o' de year so far, and, honest,
dere hasn't been a tune in de bunch
dat I'm whistlin' today dat I wasn't
whistlin' ten years ago. We is eettin'
too much o' de same old t'ing. De
show goil is givin' us de same old
i 'Florodora' wink dat we fought was all
I our own in de days gone by. De mili
! tary march dey gave us when dat fel
ler Wilson was supportln hisself in 'De
Strollers.' wit' dis same heroin on de
side. Dey're doin' de pickle act wit'
'Hiawatha' "
"The which?" I cried.
"De pickle act," said Chames, "flfty
seven varieties. Youse can't go no
wheres witout trlppin' over a new kind
of 'Hiawatha,' an' de show dat can't
sport one o' dose Reubens on his
honeymoon fakes ain't ace high. It
looks to me aa if dese comic opera fel
lers was puttin' de whole business on
a police basis. It's nutttn' but system
all de way troo. Dey's ongkoin' dem
selves all de time, and de hand orgin
man that depended on new tunes for
a livin would starve to deaf in a min
Will Open at the Crawford on
the practice of the occult neces
to a prosperous business? Are
all successful men really mind read
ers to a greater or less degree?
Anna Eva Fay, who mystified To
peka audiences two years ago, and
who is to be here for six performances
next week, declares that they are, and
gives excellent reasons for her belief.
From the number of well known busi
ness men who consult Miss Fay on
matters of supreme importance to
themselves, it would seem that there
are many who are becoming devotees
of the science.
"Mind reading is not such an unusual
thing," says Miss Fay. "In fact, it is
practiced, every day by the best busi
ness men. Why can one clerk in a
dry goods store draw $20 a week, while
another working right alongside of him
can earn but $10 or $12? You say it
is because he understands his business
better. No doubt, but why does he? It
is simply because he reads his cus
tomer's mind, and knows what he
wants as soon as he approaches It
is the same faculty which enables cer
tain men to swins big business deals.
Take the Buffalo millionaire. Mr. Stil-w-ell,
for instance. People say he must
be a hypnotist. He simply uses this
faculty of discovering- what is in the
mind of tha crson with whom he is
dealing and taking advantage of it.
The faculty may be exercised uncon
sciously. No doubt Mr. Stilwell Is en
tirely unaware of its employment. But
that Is what he is doing, lust the
"So it is with everyone who is makin
a. success nowadays. They are learning
to use their hitherto unknown powers of
the mmd. If young- men and women would
devote as much time and energy to the
development of the faculty of readin"
other person's thoughts as they Oo to
their books, they would be far more suc
cessful. "You Can scarcely find a man who Is
eminent In any line nowadays who does
not believe to a greater or less degree in
this power. Prof. William Crookes of
London, inventor of the famous Crookes
ub.JV":e,1 In Producing X-rays: Thomas
Edi?0"- he late President McKlnley,
Miss Clara Barton-these are some of the
noted persons who mads a speotal study
Of this new seienrA.
"I hav only sons lata Uim nukUsj
1 x -
Af t
I - " -- J
Anna Eva Pay, Who Will Ba Seen at tha Crawford Monday Night in
more deeply than most people and so
have attained greater results."
Miss Fay has been engaged to give her
mystifying enterthamment of "Somnolen
cy" at the Crawford all next week, ex
cept Tuesday and Saturday. Those who
saw her at her last visit here two years
ago will remember the furore which she
created by reading and answering ques
tions known only to the inquirer. A man
writes a question, puts the paper in his
pocket and goes to the theater. Then,
if he thinks intently enough of the ob
ject of nis inquiry. Miss Fay will catch
the thought, read his name and question
and reply to it. She can be consulted in
all matters, personal, social or of a bus
iness nature. She has been particularly
successful in locating the whereabouts of
lost or stolen valuables.
Miss Fay during her engagement here
gives two matinees on Wednesday and
Friday, exclusively for women. These
matinees give ladies a chance to ask
questions of a personal or delicate naturo
without fear of embarrassment. Reserved
seats for her engagement are now ir
sale. On Monday evening one lady will
be admitted free with every paid ticket.
Charles Warner, Actor, a Rival of
Mrs. Nation, Actress.
Charles Warner, the distinguished
English actor, whose powerful perform
ance in "Drink" has made such a pro
found impression, 13 off the state as
genial as though the horrors he depicts
were never heard of in his experience.
"I had often received offers to come
to the United States," he said, when
asked about his American trip, "but
this is the first time I have ever been
in this country on a professional tour.
I have now played this part 5,000 times.
Am I tired of it? Well, I am and I am
not. The Intensity and vitality of the
role keep it from being monotonous, and
make me feel absorbed In it while I am
acting, and I am always studying and
developing it. Its moral effect is brought
home to me practically in a number of
"In one engagement of several weeks
in Birmingham, 75 signed the pledge in
a fortnight, brought to a realization of
their danger by the play. In Tasmania
two drunkards dropped senseless in the
gallery, but this we have known to hap
pen in other places. I do not aim to
preach a sermon, for that is not my
object in playing, but it cannot but be
gratifying to know of such moral re
sults, especially as in the case of a
young man with a wife and two young
children, whom the play reclaimed from
the drunkard's path he was pursuing,
and who is now sober and steady in his
habits, earning a good salary and a de
voted husband and father. The prov
ince of the theater is not to teach moral
lessons, but if those lessons come in in
cidentally in the course of the play, the
stronger the piece is as a play the more
impressive will be the moral. 'Drink'
does not preach; it is simply a power
ful dramatic picture that impresses, be
cause it is real life, naturally painted.
"I remember a comical incident hap
pening once when the king and queen
of Greece were visiting Queen Victoria,
and the Prince and Princess of Wales
(the present king and queen) were pres
ent with the Greek royalties at my per
formance of 'Drink.' The prince sent
an equerry back of the scenes to ask if
It would be convenient for me to have
him call on me in my dressing room,
which is a regular practice of the king's.
(He invariably sends first when he
wishes to go back to find out if it is con
venient for the actor to receive him.)
After complimenting me, he said: 'Now,
Mr. Warner, I want you to come just
as you are to our box and let me intro
duce you to my guests.' I answered
that my horrible makeup was hardly
the dress in which to present myself
Don't select
an unknown
medicine if you
want to get rid
of stomach,
1 ver or kidney
f V troubles. Wise
" fffltrV people use the
jf -w2Z -a. Bitters because
for 50 years it
has never failed
in cases of
Po-3r Appetite,
Dyspepsia and
W? !sf
Give it a tri;
before royalty, but, of course, his wish
was a command, and I would come.
W'hen I presented myself the prince in
troduced me to the party and said
pleasantly, 'Now, Mr. Wrarner, you are
dead, are you not?" I said yes, I was
dead, and he rejoined, 'Then sit here
with us and see the last act, though I
warn you in spite of your temperance
lesson 'we are going to have a brandy
and soda." And we had a pleasant time
during the last act, enjoying the play
and the brandy and soda together."
Robert Grau Discovered Madame
David, Who Sings High G.
When Robert Grau, the great impre
sario, was in Houston last -week he
gave a vague hint of his plans for next
season, saying that he had discovered
in the west a woman whom he thought
had the greatest voice of any human
being in the world. He said nothing
then as to who she was. There were
many who thought it was Madame
Calve to whom he had reference, as 't
was known that during the fall of this
year and the spring of 1905 Mr. Grau
will tour Madame Calve in addition to
Sarah Bernhardt and several others of
the world's greatest artists. Now that
he has made definite announcement the
secret is out and all the country will
soon know that it is Madame Nina
David that he "discovered" and who
he .ill take over the entire country
next season for a series of 100 concerts.
The manner in which Nina David was
'iound' and rescued from obscurity
makes most interesting reading.
It was six or seven weeks ago, just
before Mr. Grau closed his contract
with Adelina Patti, that the impre
sario was in California- He was out on
the coast resting from the previous
season of hard work, and one memor
able evening he strolled into a vaude
ville theater. It was a high class house
but nevertheless it was not the "legiti
mate." There were jugglers, tumblers,
monologuists and many other amusing
features on the bill. Then came Ninu.
David, a winsome young woman with
all the charms of girlishness. Tender
eyes looked from her sweet young face
and in her bearing there was just the
slightest suggestion of that wild won
der which comes to one unused to
looking down upon a sea of upturned,
Ftianee faces. Nina David had been
billed simply as a "vocalist." She was
not ever the top-liner of the week
that honor had gone to the family of
Italian gyn:i;-sts.
Nina David's selection was a simple,
persuative little ballad, but before she
had half finished Mr. Grau knew that
he haa accidentally run upon the most
wonderf-il singer he had ever heard. He
did nol even wait for the end of the
song, but left his box and sought the
manager of the theater. Mr. Grau ask
ed poi mission to interview Nina David,
and it was granted.
"I heard you sing," said Mr. Grau,
"and I was delighted. I want to know
Madam? David if you would like to
enu-r ii-to a contract with me to give
100 concerts in the leading cities of Uie
United States under my auspices."
Nina David was overwhelmed. She
had bad a fine faith in herself all along,
but it had been an uphill fight, and the
recognition she had hoped and prayed
for h;id been denied.
And then it had come in a single
night, f lrnost in a single moment.
Mr. Gvu.u learned that Madame Dav
id was under contract to sing one more
night at the vaudeville theater. He
agreed with her that she should kaep
her agreement.
But then and there Nina David gave
her written promise to sing 100 times
in the United States under Mr. Gran's
direction, the first two recitals to be
given at Carnegie hall, New York, next
Madame David takes her G easily.
At the little gathering in Frisco Fred
erick Maurer presided at the piano and
the voice followed step by step the
notes he struck from high C to the
final G, four lines above. The program
on this occasion was made up of spec
ially selected songs and was remark
able from the fact that all of the num
bers were taken in the original key, a
feat seldom accomplished or even at
tempted by the greatest sopranoss. This
was particularly noticeable in Davids
La Ferle du Bresil," in the celebrated
cadenza of which Nina David takes the
high El in alt with perfect ease that
would aeceive one into believing It a
much lower note. The D was sustain
prl with remarkable freedom and ab
sence of effort and was as clear and
as sweet as a bird note.
Madame David has a register unus
ual in a soprano, taking G below to
In alt. a register of three octaves.
Aside from coloratura work Madarno
David has in her repertoire many fa
miliar ballads, whose simplicity is t
factor, the difficulty of which can not
be met with any success by many of
the world's greatest singers. The so
prano voice is usually described as cold,
pure and crystal in its timbere. Ma
dame David's voice has the same qual
itv from the B below to G below.
Let it not be understood that Nina
David is a sineer by chance, iar from
it. She was the pupil of Murio Celli
and kinswoman to the celebrated ie-
lecian David, from which branch of her
familv doubtless comes her musical
rdiilitv. She is very prepossessing in
her aDnearance. being rather petite.
litr speaking vplce is soft, well modul
ated and musical.
When Madame Patti's present tour
ends there will be a. vacancy on tha
r--r- t- Etr-f-e that will bo keerly felt.
it Is the purpose 01 Mr, Grau to
have Nina David step In and follow
in her footsteps.
So thore is a peculiar fitness In Ma
dame David being called the successor
of Adehna Patti.
AmulDg Anecdott of the Players)
and the Managers.
Mme. Schumann-Heink is above all
things the typical German mother. The
strength and sentiment of her "operatic
aliasses" (as she terms them) find
abundant outlet in her well-trained
family. But there is one element in
marriage which is her bete noire wed
ding for money or for a title. A bit
of repartee which is characteristic of
her is echoed through musical circles.
An acquaintance married a member
of the nobility for advancement, and
madame was discussing the event.
"Was there any sentiment In it?"
"No, madame, I understand not," ob
served a mutual friend.
"Well, what did she do such a rash
thing for?"
"She got what she's been wishing for
all her life. He made her a lady." The
friend eyed the singer subtly.
"Ah! I hadn't thought of that. He
has truly accomplished much!"
Richard Le Gallienne has no great
love for the typical English girl. In
his picturesque, vivid way he described
her one night at the Lamb's club in
New York. Finally he said:
"I was walking down an English
lane with an English girl on an August
afternoon. The sun shone through a
soft haze, and in the green fields many
white lambs played.
y 'Is it any wonder, I said, that poets
from time immemorial have made the
lamb the emblem of innocence?'
"The young girl smiled radiantly.
" 'Lambs,' she said, 'are indeed de
lightful animals, especially with mint
sauce.' "
Ethel Barrymore, at a reception in
Philadelphia, talked about small au
diences. "Sir Henry Irving," she said, "once
described to me the smallest audience
on record. It consisted of one man.
The play, nevertheless, went on in the
provincial theater, where this one-man
audience was gathered.
"But the -manager, between the acts,
peeped out from behind the curtain,
and saw that the house was empty.
"Where is the audience?" he said
anxiously to the usher.
" 'He has gone out, sir," the usher an
swered, 'to get some beer.'
" 'Will he return?" asked the man
ager. " 'Positively. He expresses himself
as well pleased with the production.'
" 'Ah,' said the manager, with a look
of relief, 'then let the performance
proceed.' "
Lawrence D'Orsay has a reputation
for absentmindedness. That it is de
served was proved the other dary on an
elevated train. The actor was ridine
down town on his way to appear in a
matinee performance. As he was gaz
ing abstractedly out of the window
two young women, sitting across the
car, kept up a lively flow of conver
sation. "And have you heard from Sarah?"
asked- one of them.
D'Orsay, recalling in the midst of
his dav dream that one of his cues in
"The Earl of Pawtucket" was "And
have you heard from Sarah?" straight
ened uo in his seat and said:
"Aw, yes; I have a telegram from
Sarah. Sarah's bettah."
Whereat the other passengers, espe
cially the two young women, stared at
him curiously.
Both Richard Mansfield and Joseph
Jefferson paint, not alone their faces,
but squares of canvas as well. And
both relate many experiences which
their palettes, brushes and talents bring
Very recently a long haired youth
with a sketch portfolio cornered Mr.
Mansfield with no loophole to escape.
"Here is a work of art by me," said
he, "Take a look at It an old tumbled
down cottage on the hill. Now give
me your opinion of it.
"Verv nice, indeed. In fact, I'd like
to suggest a good title for that paint
ing," said the actor.
"Delighted, vvnat title wouia you
I'd call it 'Home. mere is no
place like It."
Underground Theaters.
that all theatres should be built under
ground, one ot tne reasons ne sivea
for belief in this curious theory is that
t i of (ir-c thara wnnlfl ho Tin
air to feed the flames. The flames
would, or course, DOtn ai ana. riem
such aSr as there was, and then what
of the unfortunate playgoers? Even
playgoers must breathe. His idea,
however, that it is better for a crowd
to have to run upstairs than down is
certainly sound.
Origin of the "Tip."
Theatre programmes sometimes con
tain an intimation that no tips must
be given to ushers or other employes
for services rendered. The word "tip"
is said to have originated in the device
of a certain restaurant keeper, who
had a small box fastened uo just in
side of the door, with a slit in the toe
and bearing the legend, "To insure
promptness," the initials of which spell
the now universal open sesame to
good service.
Shakespeare in Turkey.
Occasionally Shakespeare is played
in Turkey, but always with modifica
tions suited to the Sultan's taste. One
of the latest given at ConstantinoDle
was "Othello." Alterations began with
the title, which was changed to "Jeal
ousy." In the text Othello was not
allowed to go to Cyprus. A hidden
political significance was detected in
the suggestion. The island was chang
ed to Corfu. The "Merchant of Ven
ice" is banned altogether as likely to
stir up hatred against the Jews.
Offerings for the Topeka, Playgoers
Next Week.
"Peck's Bad Boy" tonight.
"Hearts of Oak" Tuesday.
"The Silver Slipper" Saturday.
Anna Eva Fay all week.
That Bad Boy of Peck's will come to
the Crawford tonight and furnish a
whole lot of fun. The play out this
season has been somewhat changed
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question arises in the family
every day. Let us answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre
pared ia two minutes. No boiling 1 no
baking! add boiling- water and set to
eooL Flavors: Lemon, Orange, Rasp
berry and Strawberry. Get a package
your grocers to-day. 19 cts.
Commencing Monday, February 1 5.
Special Engagement
If there
on earth
want to
and ask
Miss Fay
Unfolding the Mysteries of the Mind.
POPULAR PRICES io, ao. 30, 5oc
riatlnees Wednesday and Friday.
Exclusively for Ladies.
Best Seats 35 cents.
8:15 TONIGHT 8:15
Applause! Laughter!! Screams!!!
The Musical Farce Comedy.
Nirht: Ko tl.BO. Box: S2. Mat.:
25o Jl.
Tuesday Night, Feb. 16.
James A. Heme's Great Play,
Rugrged as New England.
Prices: 15, 25, 33, 50, 75c Seats Sat.
from the old one which is so well
known by the introduction of new
characters, , one of which Is "Happy
When James A. Heme's famous
comedy-drama, "Hearts of Oak," was
first produced, nearly three decades
agt, it was said by many that the
playwright was ahead of the times, and
that a play without a villain could not
succeed. In a single year this play
made a hundred thousand dollars and
it was known as a record breaker
from Maine to California. It was
"Hearts of Oak" also that carried the
first comp'ete scenic equipment ever
used for such purposes in America, and
it was "Hearts of Oak" that introduc
ed the first real rain storm on the
"The Silver Slipper," which scored so
heavily when In New York all last sea
son, will be the attraction at Crawford
on Saturday afternoon and night.
In "The Silver Slipper:"
The whirlwind-like "Champagne
Iance" is said to be the most sensa
tional novelty in the dancing line of
all musical comedies. Manager Fisher
has gone to great expense to have a
unique set of new dresses made for the
six young women who appear in the
dance. Dressed entirely in black with
embroidered skirts, the dancers present
a flash so dazzling as can only be
equalled by calcium rays. The com
pany ia headed by Sam Collins, Ann
Tyrell, Donald Brine, W. G. Stewart,
Ben Lodge, Frances Gordon, Carolyn
Gordon, Laura Clement and Alice Les
sing. "When Anna Eva Fay was here two
years ago, she puzzled and mystified all
who saw her. Her great performance
of "Somnolency" is the most inter
esting and unexplainable mystery on
the stage today. If there is anything
on earth you want to know, ask Miss
Fay. She will be at Crawford's all
next week, except Tuesday and Satur
day, with matinees exclusively for la
dles on Wednesday and Friday. Pop
ular prices will prevail.
Theatrical Notes.
Mrs. Fiske has obtained the sole Eng
lish acting- rights to "Into the Great
Light," the first Ferious play by C. M. S.
MeClellan. Mr. McClellan ia responsible
for "The Belle of New York."
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett is fin
ishing a new plav. It is a dramatization
of The De 'VVilloughby Claim." and is
saiT to be a further testimonial of Mrs.
Burnett's ability as a playwright.
Franklin Fyles has regained his health
and during the week handed over a play
for Daniel Frohman. He is now at work
on a play for the Liebler company and
also one for Ralph Stuart.
The "Violet Bride" episode la to be dra
matized under the title of "If Women
Were Men," and will be presented in
New York. Miss Alma Powell will play
the leading role.
Julie Opp Joins her husband, William
FTersham, as leading lady la "lord ana
11 in
1 u
If yon
Miss Fay
yon will
regret it
mind an
open book
to her.
On Monday Evening one lady
admitted free with every paid
Sat. Mat. and Night, Feb. zo.
Stupendous $50,000 Production,
By Authors Florodora 125 Co.
Night: 25c,$1.50. Box: J2. Mat.: 25c. U.
David Harum, Feb. 25.
Mrs. Fiske, March 4.
Advance reservation now be
ing made.
. O. DeMoss.
Funeral Directors
and Embalmers.
511 Qulncy St
Both 'Phones 192,
Lady Algy" at Atlantic City and will con
tinue in the position for the remainder
of the season.
Marie Montague is the latest to sua
David Belasco for dramatic infringement.
She asserts that "Sweet Kitty Bellairs"
is "borrowed" almost bodily from a play
written by her called "Sweet Jasmine."
Henry Miller's 18-year-old son has gone
on the stage in opposition to his father's
wishes, It is said. The youth is playing
with Amelia Bingham's company unde
the name of Gilbert Heron.
Lillian Russell has decided to return to
the comic opera stage and will be among
next season's stars, appearing in a new
piece by Victor Herbert. It is said that
Miss Russell will finance the venture.
William Wood, at present business man
ager of the New York theater, has se
cured the road rights for "The Llttlo
Princess" from Charles B. Dillingham,
and will plare the piece at Atlantic City
for a summer's run.
Edward Mackay, who has been playing
in "A Japanese Nightingale," will create
the role of Jonathan in Wright Lori
mer's new Biblical play, "The Shepherd
King," which will be produced in New
York' in April.
Weber and Fields last Monday disposed
of "An English Daisy," now running in
New York, to Joseph Gates, and It is ex
pected that they will soon be entirely free
of all attractions but the one bearing
their names.
Charles Frohman has announced Jhat
he will establish a permanent musical
comedy stock company in New York
city, which will be headed by Sam Ber
nard and Hattie Williams, the principals
now appearing in "The Girl from itays."
While Weber and Fields and the Roger
Brothers are Dlavine in California the
stock company that has been presenting
the former's burlesque in San Francisco
lor the past three months will move on
to Honolulu and Australia.
When Fay Templeton makes her ap
pearance as the star in "Lady Teazle,"
the comic opera version of "The School
for Scandal," by Baldwin Sloane and
John Kendrick Bangs, it is more than
likely that Henry li. Dixey will be the
principal comedian.
William Walkley, the critic of the Lon
don Times, and Arthur Bourchier, the
London manager, have patched up their
quarrel, the latter making an apology to
the former in the different London daily
papers for refusing him admission to the
theater because of adverse criticisms.
One of the successes of the present sea
son in Paris is "Mile. Cotillon." which has
been secured by Minnie Seligman, who
obtained the rights through Elizabeth
Marbury. Cosmos Lennox ia to adapt it
to the English language, both for Miss
Seligman here and for the London pro
duction with Maud Jeffries in the title
The Initial production of 'Cinderella
and the Prince," by R. A. Barnet, au
thor of "1492," was given in Boston last
Monday night by the Cadets of that city
and another success is reported. The
piece is in three acts and five scenes and
is the tenth effort of Mr. Barnet. Already
Messrs Shubert. Rush and Weber have
secured all the rights to the play and an
early presentation by professionals ia
Nearly Forfeits His Life.
A runaway almost ending fatally start
ed a horrible ulcer en the leg of J. B.
Orner, Franklin Qrove, 111. For four
years it defied all doctors and all rem
edies. But Bucklen's Arnica Salve had
no trouble to cure him. Equally good for
Burns, Bruises, Skin Eruptions ana Piles.
o at Amel4 Drug Co., 21 North Ka&
saa aveau.

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