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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTTRAIr SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 19, 1903.
AT THE- EE 1 anas mm kJSN? COMIXG ATTRACTIONS. Tonight Uncle Tom's Cabin. "Wednesday The Merry Widow. Christmas "The Man of the Hour" (Matinee). Saturday George Sidney in "Bizzy Izzy's Boodle" (Matinee). At the Majestic. Vaudeville. At the Novelty. Vaudeville. At the Aurora. Moving Pictures. tTncle Tom's Cabin. Stetson's superb reproduction ot Uncle Tom's Cabin, the great drama that helped precipitate the civil war and which played an important parV in a period when American history was being made, will be seen at the Grand tonight. This production although it has played every city in America for years is still a strong drawing card ana the Stetson people have added many features which bring the play up to date. The Merry Widow. It has been said by all critics that the oftener we see and the more we familiarize ourselves with the libretto and music of "The Merry Widow" the greater becomes our gratitude that Viennese, not Parisians, created the characters of Sonia and Danilo In "The Merry Widow." If the difference In treatment is oc casioned by a difference in national temperament and characteristics, we earnestly trust that many other "Vien nese compositions may be produced in this country. Notwithstanding that the scene of this Viennese operetta, ''The Merry Widow," is laid in gi.- Paris, and one scene in particular, that at Maxim's, the delicacy of treatment simply wonderful, and after it is all over, we naturally ask Is it the com poser or Mr. Henry W. Savage who is responsible for it all. "The Merry Widow" comes to the Grand Wednesday. , The Man of the Hour. "The Man of the Hour." that sensa tional success among recent plays of American lite . and character, will be acted here, in the Grand, Christmas matinee and night, by ilham A Brady and Joseph R. Grismer's special cast. This marks the third yea .of this uncommon bit of dramatic composi tion, the work of Mr. George Broad hurst. Seats for the performances here will be ready next Wednesday. Georgo Sidney. George Sidney, the funny little com edian who has always been a welcome favorite here, will come to the Grand next Saturday matinee and night. He wiil be seen in a" new success, "Busy Jsy's Boodle." It Is a rolicking mu sical satire on the same lines as all of the Sidney show, but with distinct novelty as the reigning features. Corinno. . One of the Grand's early offerings will be Corinno in "Lola from Berlin," the McNally-Jeromo-Schwartz musi cal play which had its New York premiere in the Liberty theater early last .season under the Klaw arid Er langer management when it was one of tho big hits of the season. Kathryn Ostennan. "First, last and all the time, women do not jresn for men," says Kathryn Osterman, the delightful comedienne who will be seen soon in her . new comedy, "The Night of the Play.'" They -are dear things always, and know a lot. do men, but not about wo men's dress. How many a woman could a tale unfold -of appearing be fore her husband clad in the latest Parisian confection and asking his ap proval, to be told sweetly, "Dear, its charming, but then you always look lovely in evrything." Or perhaps this: "Yes, very, but where is that brown dress you used to wear? I always lov ed it so, the one with the pretty puff sleeves and the flounces? You have n't worn it for years, and it was so stunning!" Boston Ideal Company. People who delight in pleasant en tertainment, full of laughs and music, will be glad to hear that Manager Roy Crawford has secured for an extend ed engagement the famous Boston Ideal Opera company which opens at the Majestic theater next Monday matinee in the real comic opera, "La Mascotte." There is no question as to quality of the fun that this com pany is capable of furnishing, this is attested by the favorable comment of critics in all the large cities where the company has had numerous long rusn. At the Xovelty. The Christmas week bill provided at the Novelty theater beginning Monday matinee promises to be one of the strongest and most entertaining of the season. There will be five big acts in addition to the moving pictures and the illustrated song and the list of features contains some of the high class acts in : vaudeville. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. ! Bacon, who are declared to be the ! world's greatest banjolsts, will be one ', of the big attractions, introducing ' mirth and . melody and the famous ; "talking banjo" act. Bartino's troupe of wonderfully trained dogs will have a j prominent place on the Dill and Leone and Dale, a team of clever vaudeville performers, will present a comedy sketch that has broken records as a producer of mirth. Another number that should prove a great attraction will be the Berger sisters in a refined singing act and the Pederson brothers will offer a distinct novelty in their Europen comedy link act. Mr. P. B. Hamlin will sing illustrated ballads and the viascope will show an entirely new tenes 01 moving pictures. The two performances Monday night will be a benefit for the Christmas- fund of the Provident association and tickets for this occasion will be on sale in the various stores of the city and also by agents of the associa tion. These tickets may be exchanged for admission tickets at the box office Monday evening and no benefit tickets will be sold at the theater. Persons wishing to add to the Christmas fund of the Provident association are re quested to purchase their tickets at the various stores. The management of the Novelty an nounces that there will be no advance in prices for the holiday matinee Christmas day. A Convenienl Train. For Topeka people who desire a full business day in Kansas City is the Union Pacific No; 102 which leaves To peka every day at 6:50 a. m., arriv ing in Kansas City at 8l35 a. m. You can get breakfast in the diner on this train and dinner on No. 101 which leaves Kansas City at 6 p. m., reaching Topeka at 7:35 p. m. We have a few sets Roders' Bros.' Knives, Forks and Spoons; we wish' to close out at actual cost. Chas. Bennett, optician, 730 Kansas avenue. , M AJESTIC Theatre ENGAGEMENT EXTRAORDINARY .An Indefinite Season of Comic. Opera Commencing MATINEE MONDAY EG. 21 Change of OPERA EACH WEEK , ,At-7 4-',i; V V 'V . -aft-. Scene l"Vom Tio Merry Widow."-. Direct From the Importers RINGS $15.00 to $150.00 Artistic Hand-Painted China Plates $1. 00 to $3.0 Articles of Rich Cut Glass $1.50 to $15, Watches of the best known makes, Solid and Plated Silverwear, Ornamental & Reliable mantel Clocks. ' Latest Designs of Bracelets and Numerous Articles of Jewelry of . Reliable Makes OPEN EVENINGS R. H. MOREHOUSE Santa Fe Watch Inspector 510 EAST FOURTH STREET THE FAMOUS . Boston Ideal Opera Go. 22 - REAL OPERA SINGERS -22 OPENING BILL THt LAUGHING SUCCESS . EL-ria Mascotte"S- BURGESS BROS., Comedians Laura Moore, Soprano; Lillian Shattuck, Mezzo-Soprano; Ed. L. Weston, Tenor; Geo. Bryqn Bronte, Baritone. Ideal Beauty Chorus. Matinees 10c and 20c Evenings 15c, 25c, 35c G !. .It. .--.TOWWgCTK y s i y lit w o-t'. mvj mm UV OVELTY THEATE HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE MATINEE 2:30 EVENING 7:45 AND 9:15 0) JU 6 Christmas Week Bill Beginning Monday, Dec. 21 Mr.6 Mrs. Frederick. Bacon World's Greatest Banjoists ; BARTINO'S DOGS Troup of Wonderful Canines Xmasp Weekly) o.niM Opera House Attractions Wed. Dec, 23. Prices 50c to $2.50 ' STILL A FEW SEATS LEFT FOR THE nnrM mum (DIE LUSTIGE WITWE) Music by Franz Lehar if CHRISTMAS fdriedy 25 MATINEE AND NIGHT Wm. A. Brady and Joseph R. Grismer's Production nn Ann THE OF IE PI lit (rynfo) A STORY OF PRESENT DAY CONDITIONS By George Broadhurst Presented here with the great company as seen here last season. "The very best play I have ever seen. " President Roosevelt OI TfrC NIGHT 25c to $1.50 1 IX 1 JL-i MATINEE 25c to SI. 00 MATINEE AND NIGHT DEC. 26 PRICES Mat 25c50e Night 25c to $1.00 LEONE AND DALE Comedy Sketch BERGER SISTERS Refined Singing Act PEDERSON BROTHERS European Comedy Link Act P. B. HAMLIN Illustrated Ballads THE VIASCOPE! Latest Moving Picture."' ; Night Prices. XOc and 52 Oc CHRISM AS FUND BENEFIT The two performances Monday night, Dec 21, will be a benefit for the Christmas Fund of the Provident Association. " Tickets on sale by the Anc'a''io and in 'ocal st"rps -' ' ' NO MORE OPIUS1 I5IPORTS.1 New Bill Will Prevent Coast Bankers From losses. Washington, Dec. 19 A successful ef fort has been made seemingly to pre vent large losses to bankers 'who have loaned money on opium In warehouses in San Francisco and other ' ports, where opium has been imported, through the enactment of the bill rec ommended by the secretary of state to prohibit the Importation of opium into this country. When the bill came up before the house committee on interstate and for eign commerce. Representative Know land of California, protested against its becoming effective upon its passage, as was provided in the original draft. The reasons he presented were sufficient to have the committee defer the bill to a subcommittee today for amendment so that it will become effective six months after passage. The reference of the bill to a subcommittee' will prevent Its be ing reported to the house until after the 14 members of the committee, who will go to Panama on a trip of inspec tion return on January 13. THREE JAPS RESCUED. Had Lived on a Reef In Pacific Since July. : THE GREATEST DESIRE of every family is to have a home of therr own. Not only the wife but the children will scrimp and save when they know the money thus saved nays for a home. We have the plan whereby the efforts of the family may be con centrated on the one point. OWNING YOUR HOME The Capitol Building and Loan. - ASSOCIATION 534 Kansas Arenue i One Day of Song and Frivolity IT r IN THL NEW fl)N AND MUSIC DISPLAY BUSY IZZY'S BOODLE" HALF A HUNDRED HELPERS rC FIRST PREMIUM OA SHOW girls : 20 CORKINQ SONQ HITS 20 Note The Show You All Liked Last Season Tonight Uncle Tom's Cabin BICYCLE FREE! BUY YOUR GAS LIGHTS MANTLES & GLOBES OF US Honolulu. Dec. 19. The schooner Flaurence "Ward, arrived here today with three Japanese sailors abroad whom the Wartl had-picked up from Hermes Reef, where they claim to have been marooned by the Japanese steamer Kehoo Maru. The rescued men state tat they were put ashore on the reef last July, the party in cluding a fourth member, who died from scurvy which broke out as a re sult of the poor food they were- forced to live ; upon. Throughout the long months of their captivity on the reef te men lived on fish and birds eggs and obtained their drinking water by means of a primitive apparatus with which they condensed the seawater. They make no statement as why they were put ashore on tbe reef. BURGIjARS' RARE FIND. Secure Twelve Trunks of Lace From House of Absent Owner. New York, Dec. 19. A case where a residence was completely ransacked by leisurely burglars during the absence of a family in Europe has just, come to the attention of the police. Even carpets and furniture were carted away by the thieves, not to mention bric-a-brac and other minor articles. Twelve trunks full of rare old laces which had been in the family for four generations were broken open and looted. ' The booty obtained all told Is valued at $15,000. The residence is question is that of Miss Elizabeth B. Estes in Brooklyn. The house is situated in one of the most populous sections of the city and is passed by several car lines. Miss Estes who will return the latter of this month, has not been advised of her loss. Bicycle to Be Given Away New Years H.. M. Cross Cycle Co. 810 Kansas Avenue Boon Vichy. Springs HIGH GRADE 2 GINGER ALE 85e doz. medium sized bottles One-cent per bottle refunded on all empties. Special price for orders of 100 bottles. BOON VICHY SPRINGS CO. Topeka, Kan.,. Ind. Phone- 1075 We furnish Instant erotsetlan In case of FIRE. BURGLARS, r SICKNES8. sid 1 t a n -y " SERVICE U 10 ilN3.- " Missouri & Kansas Telephone Co. J. L. EDDY Contractor and Builder Repairing and Jobbing. - Store Fronts, Shelving Counters, Hardwood Floors, Plain or Orna mental. Shnn IIP K-Vlntti St. ' L M. Penwell Undertaker and Erabalmer Sll Qatocy Stmt fcstfc Ptoses 133 AUDITORIUM A CHRISTMAS SEASON RENDITION OF , HANDEL'S GREAT ORATORIO The Me By The TopcKa Oratorio Society Wednesday, Dec. 30 Admission 25c The two prior public appearances of this newly organized society is a guarantee that this great masterpiece will be well , rendered. M. C. H0LMAN, W. F. R0EHR, Director. Organist, rdaV' Jan-1 SHUNG0PAVI Admi.sion 2 Cents . . : : fine celebrated Indian Magician, and Mme. Youna, the beautiful and talented-Japanese Juggler.. A"a'A l.1eJ":?Ln5,. -T fl SFfesUsBSj 4:3(1 A.M. 7:55 A.M. L4 j Is iifllMil If 5:O0A.M. 9:45 A.M. ' I'll f AySS- 1 8:00 A-M- 10:40 A.M. 1 KjraEtlTli! 2:10P.M. lI:20A3f. pJ J 1 K ClKJllii 3:25 P.M. :10P.M. j 1 j f JgS&te '1 7:25 P.M. 10:00 P.M. 11 I 1 -y Sy tili 7:55 P.M. 11:15 P.M V-,,, . V L.J LJ DOUBLE TRACK . NO STOPS FAST TIME. , Depot First and Kansas Avenue. Phono 334. Everybody Reads tbe State Journal n M