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WRHAT 1S COMING TO THE THEATERS OF BUTTE THE NEXT WEEK
FLORENCE ROBERITWILL DRAW AT HER REItRN ENGAGEMENT Tomorrow evenin the Broadway will be the Mecca of local playgoers whe the popular star, lorence Roberts, maLkes her appearance in the role of Zasa, of whiec this city has not ceased to talk since the brilliant actress last presented it here. Miss Roberts will appear here for three nights beginning to morrow, and besides present ing the celebrated Belasco drama, she will also appear in two new roles, one of the plays laing entirely new this city and the other familiar to but ew, saince it is years ago that it was lastu presenmted here. "The Lnwelcome Mrs. Hatch" is tle new play and in the title pert, Miss Roberts ta .aid to have scored the most dealded hit of her career, unless "Magla" be taen intn consideration, in whieb play the versa thl n actress has also made a powerful im. preasion. '"Magda" will be the bill on ttonlay and "The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch on Tuesday, the lest night of her limited return engagement. which will be her final appearance here for at least a year. Mrs. Fiske. the eminent artist, created the titular character in "The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch" which is a very asuessful drama from the pen of the wellmknown authoress. Mrs. Burton Harrison. It has been pronounced one of the best dramas of the' decade and ran for many -months in New York. Chicago and other large REst ern cities. At considerable expense Miss kolwrts has secured the Western rights to this play, and she is the first agres after Mrs. Fiske to appear in the name role. In the part of Mrs. Hatch the clever aetress is given a fine chance for heavy emotional, work, and it also allows her to picture the noble character of a woman in almost every line. There is an artistic something all through the piece. There are no Islse climaxes nor forced situations. The story, briefly told, relates that Mrs. Hatch, thrugh insane jealousy of her husband, writes himt a note caleglated to arouse the samne feeling in his breast with respect to her. It does so. but so far from bringing them together. as she had hoped, it shuts her out of his life, he using the note to ob tain a divorce. Then her long and finally' accomplished desire is to see her daughter ;l:,dlys, who has not been permitted to see her. Iut who has been taught to believe her (lead. The action of the play takes place a number of years after the unhappy sep aration. The famous Hermann Sudermann dra ma. ' Magda." is a classic of the modern stage well known by name at least to the average theatergoer. In the name role many an ambitious star has met her first fa'ilre. and few have successfully made permanent hits in its portrayal. It is at once the most difficult and complex char acter ever introduced into the drama, and well may the crown of conquest rest upon the head of the star who acceptably pre sents it. "Magda" suggests all that is imperious., regal and dignified, and possess ing a quality rare to woman-kind, self control. This heroine means reserve and repression. Fascinating ,n its pathos and all-powerful in its characterisations this drama is indeed a classic of stage litera ture. It is to Miss Roberts' credit that she is able to add this splendid play to her al ready extensive repertoire and this final engagement of the versatile artist will be a memorable one in the annals of local thes terdom, THE BOSTONIANS. Famous Company -.Is to Present "Robin Hood" Here Tonight. The Hostonians' scenic production of "Robin Hood." which comes to the Broad way theater this evening, is reported to hbe a splendid success. Messrs. Barnabee & ItMacDonald have engaged the finest com pany this season they have had in many years. while the chorus is without doubt a credit to this talented organization. The New York Herald said: "it seems like an entirely new 'Robin (lood' with its beautiful costumes and gorgeous stage settings. The exquisite melody and delightful comedy place it as the peer of American comic operas. There are roars of laughter in every line spoken by H. C. Barnabee as the sheriff of Not tingham,, and his partner, W. H. McDon aid. the original Little John, sings with fine fervor his tribute to 'Brown October Ale.' which wins encore after encore. Miss (;race \'an Studdiford ranks with the best prima donnas this country has produced, al, her share in the success of 'Robin Hood' is very important. Jolly Friar Tuck, in the person of George B. Frothingham. is as Uinctous as ever, lending merriment to every scene." Withal. New Yorkers say it is the best productiont "Robin Hood" has known. Singers They Have Made. The Bostonians, without intent, have given the L'nited States the most success ful lschool for operatic study that this country has ever had, and from its ranks have graduated an astonishing number of well-known singers. No other organisa tion hla.. done more, if as much, toward assisting American writers or opera. In the a1 years, dating from the founding of the hIostoi Ideals, these people have pro. duce'-d a long list of works by native au thors, and they still are looking for more. More than anybody else they are respon sible for the present-day fame of Reginald De Koven and Harry B. Smith; but, on the other hand, it may be said that Messrs. De Koven and Smith have materially aided the Bostonians, for operas like "Robin Hood" are not found every day nor every year. The Bostonians are partial to fresh young voices; they have faith in youth and its ambitions. This year they have at least three new singers who give promise of a* Ib .. . _ - SCENt #ROM "tHE qJNWEdOME -MRi. fflATy$. Popular Emotional Actress Is to Open at tie Broad way Theater Tomorrow. taining .ore than ordinary distinction. They are Miu Olive Celete Moore, who is singein Alan--Deae; Alien C. Hinckle), a worthy suoeeosor to Epne Cowles, and W. C. Wooden, tenor. The most promi nent of the new Bosteodans is Grace Van FLORENCE Rourk rS. Studdiford, the prima donna, one of the most beautiful singers this great organisz tion has known-who is sure to become a grand opera artiste of the front rank. Glancing backward over the years dating from the organisation of the Boston Ideals in 8t79, one fnds the names of Marie Stone. Adelaide Phillips, Mathilde Phillips, Jesale Bartlett Davis, Camille d'Arvillc, ouise La Blache, Helen 'Bertram and Patmah Diard. But these were stars he fore they joined the Bostoniana. However, among those who have graduated from tht ranks of the Bostonians to positions a stars are Mary Beebe, who will be remem bered only by the older theater-goers; Ger aldine Ulsmer, who subsequentiy was sue cessful in London: Isabelle McCulloltg I - - Zelia De Lussan, whom this country heard last as Carmen in the Grau company's production of that opeir three seasons ago; Juliette Cordon, Agnes Huntington, whose name is a reminder of "Fatinitas;" Fan nie Rice. Charlotte Maconda. who entered grand opera: Flora Finlayson, who died in San Francisco several years ago; Maud Ulmer. Margaret Reid. Eloise Morgan, iertha Waltsinger, who has been here in opera many times in recent years; Ililda c'lark of Leavenworth, Kas.. Edith Yer rington, who sang here first in "Jack and the Ileanstalk," and subsequently in Marcia Van Burgomaster;" G;race Cameron, one of the flostonian beauties; Marcia Van Dresser, who deserted opera for the drama; Ielle Ilarper, the chorus girl with the I irlla Fox curl, who is to sing in a new Iopera this season : Caroline Hamilton, \dt'le Rafter, G;racc Reals, who was a membe'lr of Iloward (;ould's "Prisoner of /etda" company, and the well-known prima donna, Alice Nielson. Miss Niel on, has been singing abroad, don't you know. has been favored by royalty and now is preparing for grand opera. A worthy list of clever people, o.nd one of which the Bostonians feel ,roud. (;eraldine Ulmner shared soprann roles with Miss Marie Stone (Mrs. W. H. t;,cl)ionaldl). Afterwards 7.elia lDe I.ussan was etlngaged, and the gossips say she was it pIart rlpnttsihle for the disruption of the Ilerals. After leaving the Ideals Miss I'lmer joined the company of D'Oyly Sartse at the Savoy in I.ondon, and created all of thet leading soprano roles in the iltert & Sullivan operas written after her .t rival. Early in the '#os she was married to Ivan C:aryll, the composer. ()f tlhe men among the liostonians. less 'ca. hbe saidl than of the women. Messrs. Itarnathee. McDonald and Frothingham, all ruiginals, are still in evidence and may .ltpeak for themselves. Tom Karl and FItwin Iloff are teaching in New York lity. Eugene Cowles is devoting his time to "iogiig in concert. At.mtng the operas that the Bostonians have pIrodluced are DIe Koven & Smith's "tlo,lin Hood." "Maid Marian," "l)on SQnixotte." "The Regum.n." "l'he War I itne \\'Wlding," "The Poacher.s "The i, :lllata." "Prince Ananins." "The Maid ot I'lymouth," "riThe Knickerbockers," "The \ .e'rty" and "The Serenade," all of them of 11homtte ittanufacture. "The Regumu" was the lirst of the 1)eKnven & Smith operas. :,il they had to pay to produce it. In the dl,ys of the Boston Ideals the repertoire -ihltudld "Pinafore." "Era D)iavalo," "The Ilth,emian Girl," "The Musketeers" and "tAI JIinitza." "CAPTAIN JINKS," With Elizabeth Kennedy, Ia Coming to the Broadway. "('aptain Jinks of the horse Marines." with I'lizabeth Kennedy in the role of the cha:rming prima donna. whose love story i. maICe thlie theme of Clyde Fitch's whim sical comedy, will e tlhe attraction at Suniiton's lriladw.iy next Friday and Sat urdlay nighlts iitld a special Satllurday mati nee. The pla;y hl;,% the ftlattcring record of a ruln of over zo0 niights at the (tarrick theater, New York. Mr. litlch's delighlt ful presenltation of New York life, when the nliddle-aged Ipeole ofr today were young, will le given by a distiiyguished company, headed by Miss Kennedy, as Mlnme. Trcntoni. Mr. liitchi' comedy hadi lots to commecnd it to tie public taste, and the success was a Comlplecte and 'lany-sided one. T'he sparkling humor of the lines. the dainty love story running through "she, play alnd the attractive pie. tares ob,'New York s~riety in the diays of 'the chignon, the Grecian beid and tile 'bustle all appealed to approval and nmet with it. The first act of "C:aplain Jinlks" shows a steamler dlock, where reporters are awaiting to interview a cclchrated prilma donna, Mine. 'ITrentoni, whom (olonel Mapleson has brought olver from her tri unlphb at I.a Scala and C'ovent G;arden to astonish the natives of America. Shie proves to hle an unspillioiled younllg girl, who, nevertheless, knows the tricks of lher trade so far as the relationls of celebrity to tiihe ilewspalpers, who canl givei her lore celebrity, are concerned. h \\ile lshe is sullduing the reporters' hearts she is ae icoted by three Inmenbers of the. period's jeutinese dorer, gorgeous iin their militia unifurms. One of thes.c evidleitly miakei an imlpression upon her, for she asks him to call upion her at her hotel, and he, on 'his part, falls dc.esperately in love with her. Improbahble? Noit if vol know young hearts. Blsides, does not Shakespeare say: "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight ?" At any rate, the fortunate young man, who is (Captain Jinks, pays his bet to a friend that he will win her, with a promise to pay, after the time-honored custom of the jeulesse doree, now as then,, and prosecutes his suit with such energy that a fortnight later, when we meet himn again in the second act, he proposes mar riage and is accepted. But that unlucky I. (). U. turns up to embarrass himt by making it appear that his courtship was intended to win the bet instead of the 'bride, anld lie is incontinently turnled out of doors. But that evening, after Mmle. 'lrerntoni's successful debut lie makes his way to her apartments and convinces her that he has been maligned; whereupon, the hair are reconciled and we leave them to their happy fate. l'he play is said to lie Mr. Fitch's brightest effort, both in dramatic construction and clever dialogue. FAMILY THEATER. There is every good reason to believe that the old, cosy and really popular playhouse, the Union Family theater, will hereafter have good entertainments at popular prices, ranging from 15 cents to so cents. Mr. Al Onken, the new man ager, has been a decided success for three years In Spokane in conducting a clean, up-to-date vaudeville comic opera and burlesque house. Mr. Onken is a strict Iausiness man. He is taking this week to renovate the house ani place in it an en tirely new set of scenery, made especially for the Union Family by a scenic artist of no mean ability. The Union Family theater opens Sunday night with an introductory vaude ville olio of an hour, followed by very bright operetta "burletta," omething on the order of "Mi ado." There are a6 people in the com any. The burlesques and the comic lperas will be produced by an exception RIly good stock company, the hill being changed weekly. There will be new faces eaeh week in the vaudeville. Manager Onken will make the Union family strictly a family theater, a resort for ladies and children, as well as for gentlemen,. Nothing that could possibly othend the most delicate sense of propriety will blie tolerated. The mnanager goes so far as not to tolerate oni the stage either the word "damn," inot evewn a very littlg danl,l, nor the word "hell," that has lost its terror in latter days for very many. There will ibe no matiiner Sunday, tile initial performance iaider Manager Onker Sccturrin. Sunday nitght. "STRATHMORE." seen in this city on Wednesday and Thurs day nights at the Broadway in the leading feminine character of the dramatic version of t)lida's fanlous novel "Strathmore," en titled Lord Strathanore. is one of the moat accomplished and fascinating actresses on the American stage: a lady pogsesMed of rare personal charms, alid alre.dyl well received by the public. She baa been compared' In 'hiet 'itiyle # RD STRATHMORE" AT BROADWAY. VIRGINIA DREW TRESCOTT IN "LO acting with Olga Nethersole, and in the rendition of the role of lady Vavasnur portrays a style of work which is decidedly unique, a gem in itsel. She is a stately woman, full of fire, portraying passion and pathos equally well, her very presence on the stage holding her audience throunghtlut the entire evening. Her costumes are said to be expensive SELZABETH KENNE D, IN "CAPTAIN JINKS" and gorgeous creations of the latest Pari ,ilan modes, and she has long been a cri terion for the devotees of fashion. Miss T'rescott has been surrounded by a com anIy of ladies and gentlemen, all of whom Ihave held leading positions in first-class companies, anid are experienced in their COLEMAN AND MAXt.- RIFLE AND Pi&TOL EXPERT TEAM AT.THE FAMILY. respective roles, each selected for the par. ticular character which they are to enact. Thle roduction has been l nagnificently staged, too, tapestry hangings of the draw ing-root and mnorningroonm scenest being espeLci. ' attractive. The entire produc tion isn oulrr the personal direction of Mr. I)avid l'rai'rll, who for years Ih:ts been connected with the leading theatricail corn panics of the Unitled Sates. The succesh of the dIramaticj versi,oas of ()uida's "Moth," and "',der Two Flags" Ihas been plienomena,. and this fa mous authoress makes a personal state. iment that "Strathmore" is considered Iby herself to be her greatest work.