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WHAT IS DUE AT THEATERS OF BUTTE NEXT WEEK
The joint appearance of Mr. Louis .lames and Frederick Warde tomorrow iSunday) evening at the Broadway 'Theater, once more calls attention to the Slhakl sparean productions of Managers VWagnhalo and Kemper which have be conimec almost an institution in this coun try, and are anticipated everywhere as ine o( the annual treats of the theatrical year. The play on this occasion will be "The ITcipet." which many concede to be the most faultlcss of the poet's works, and which so(me authorities claim is the last I'ay he wrote. "The Tempest" will be a relicf to those who have tired of the usual tr;,cdy revivals, and a delight to ;!lI. I, cause this exquisite comedy has only Ih.u pe~rsnted twice during the last so years, and will lie therefore more or less a novelty. Those who are unfamiliar with the play and would be told its story and plot in simple language, will pass a plearant half hour by reading the account of "The Tempest" in Charles Lamb's sto rine front Shakespeare. They will then learn that this beautiful comedy teaches all the domestic virtues in a manner that c,.mpets an absorbing interest and at the 'anme time enthralls and enchants the imagilnation. * In the character of Pros. perl, now to be assumed by Frederick Warde, is shown how easy it is to extract hlappiness from adversity, how silly it is to 1b revengeful and in spite of ingrati tud.e, how grand it is to always consider the happiness of others. Louis James will lie seen in the role of Caliban. a character ahich, by way of contrast. in his ugliness, his venla-ful nature and ignoble condition, shows the inevitable penalty of lasiness, unkindness and discontent. The inno. cent loves of Miranda and Ferdinand with their delightful wooing, the loyalty, truth anti faith of the fairy spirit Ariel, and the final conversion of Prospero's enemies to the religion of brotherly love and friend ship all impart an absorbing fascination, which, in reading, leaves but one regret, stil that is the seeming impossibility of being able to reproduce these poetic fairy like scenes on the stage. INEZL FORMAN is Featured With "The Burglar and the Waif." Commencing tomorrow's matinee at the G;rand Opera house. Charles T. Dazey's "The Burglar and the Wail" will be given. The play is an exceptionally strong one and bids fair to rival in popularity Mr. lDazey's "In old Kentucky" and " Ihe Su burban." The former of these two plays ran Jao nights in New %ork, and the lat ter made a great hit in Chicago at Mc Vicker's theater. The company is a strong one. headed by charming little lnez For man, who, as thie Waif, gives one of the brightest and mstt clever interpretations ever seen on the stage. "MAN FROM SWEDEN" Is to Hold Forth at the Grand Early in March. "The Man From Sweden" will be at the Grand opera house for three nights March 8, 9, to. T'he Seattle Daily Times says "Knute Erickson in the 'Man from Swe den.' opened to the second largest matinee of the season yesterday afternoon and to a capacity house last night at the Third avenue theater. Notwithstanding the worst .tormt of the season and the counter attractions, no desirable seats could be had for the performancee after 3 o'clock. "'The Man From Sweden' is not the strlnges.t play of the season. It shows evi deuce of hasty cotnstruction, but has many redeeming features. In the first place it is a pure and clean play, and contains enough pathos and heart interest to suit all lovers of the pathetic, but the predominating and most pleasing feature is the comedy ele mtent. "Knute Erickson is essentially a come. dian, and shows an amount of pathos in some scenes of the play not to be expected fromt an actor of his character. He is at all times perfectly natural and is without a doubt the best Swedish character deline. ator that has ever beetn seen in a drama. "'iis singing is sweet and his smile the most fetching of any actor since the days of Joe Emmett. His musical specialties are far above those usually heard on the stage. They are all artistic end well ren dered. Hiis supporting company Is all that could be desired. Individual mention is not necessary, as the actors have evidently all been selected especially for the charao. ters. At the Union Family. "The Black Crook," a perennial spectac ular favorite, will be on at the Union Fam ily theater next week, starting with tomor row matinee. Manager Onken has pre pared special scenery and costumes for the production. which will be greatly aug. riented by gorgeous light effects. A quarter of a century ego when the "Black Crook" turned the heads of the New York City swells, it was not possible to produce the light effects at the old Niblo's Gardens that will Ie seeq at the little Family theater next week. lbe "l'!aek Crook" affords great scope for tne scenic artist, the costume and the "calcium" or electric light man, besides giving great opportunity for effective caryphic work. After a week's bard train ing for this production Manager Onken does not 'hesitate to tell the people that the "Black Crook" at the Union Family ,next week will far excel any of his pre vious excellent elforts to entertain the peo ple of Butte. Amoing the vaudeville features will be new turns by established favorites and the initroduction of Wise & Milton, first ap pearance inl Butte, in "The Hitndoo and the Coon," a really clever sketch. "Reaping the Harvest."" After considerable dickering and corre spondentce. Manager Marks of the Grand opera house takes pleasure to announce that he has secured the big and original astertn production of "Reaping the Har vest" for an engagement of three nights, commencing TRursday, March sth, with a special matinee next Saturday. The company is a large and capable one and the management assures a first-class pro duction of this strong melodramatic suc cess. NEW YORK LETTER COR.SII'PONDENCE 01 THE AtBOCIATF.D PRES,. New York, Feb. a3.--Heinrich Con tied of the Irving Place theater was the successful man in the race for the place of hinpressario to the Metropolitanm opera house mtnde vacant by the rlhciement of Maurice t;rau. This brings into the liJd of grand opera a nett but not unknown FREDERICK WARDE AS PROS PERO IN "THE TEMPEST." or unexpected figure. Her Conuricd's success at the Irving Place, the foremost (;erman theater outside of Germany awl Austria, has been won by a combined artistic sense and business ability ratrely found in one man anld absolutely necessary in the man who would succeed in a; im. portant and exacting a position as that at the Metropolitan. The nearest approach Conried has madle to producing grand opera was 3S years ago, when he brought forward many of the most famous light musical works of Strauss, Milloecker, Suppe and Otfelhbach. lBut the fame of his thorouglhly scholarly amounting and performance of classic dramas in the German language at the Irving Place and his intimate knowledge of the musical masterpieces and require: mcents stamp hint as one well qualified to take the place of (;rau. Conried is, first of all, an art lover. The commercial side of a theatrical or operatic enterprise does not weigh heavily with him when the question of securing the most perfect effects are concerned. He is satisfied with inodest returns if his ideals are realised. In this respect he differs essentially from Grau who was out first and fore most for all the dollars he could get. Under the newcomer, then, we should en joy more worthy representations of the musical masterpieces. The Metropolitan has been given to Couried for five years, INEZ FORMAN, AT THE GRAND TOMORROW. thus practically placing Grau on the shelf permanently. He had hoped to take up the reins. again at the end of a year's rest, but no one could be found who would undertake the manifold responsibilities of grand operatic management Kith its pos sibility of a loss of $ oo,ooo or more on the prospect of only one season. ('onried was selected after a stiff c,,nttst with Walter DUamrosch of this city. George II. Wilson of Pittsburg and M. Charley of the French opera in New Orleans put in bids, but were never seriously consid ered. The man whom the place was seeking was Henry W\. Savage, of the Castle Square Opera company, but his comic opera interests would not permit him to listen to the overtures of the Metropolitan Real Estate and Opera comn pany. Lols Fuller. La I.oic Fqller, who has been a phe. nomenal two-weeks' success at Hyde & Behman's in Brooklyn, has been re-en gaged there for a fortnight in May, irn mtediattly following which she will start on a South American tour to last through the summer. Iler manager, Robelrt (;ran, h:as completed arrangements utnder terms of which she is to open in lHuenns Ayres :lbout the middle of June at the head of a vaudeville company, hich will include Sala \';cco and Kawakami. the fIamous Japanese actors. Miss Fuller has danlced in every conti nent except the Southerl one of this hem istphere, and in almost every civilized Innd. She will not be satihlied until she has attempted to conquer the entire world of pIlaygoers. She broutght with her from Paris recently several new fire dances which are about the most interesting of their class. She goes to South America under the direction of Fau tine l)e Rosa, the leading itmpressariu of that part of the world. lie gives Mis% Fuller the same termns made to Bernhardt, (ooquelitt and Rejanuo during their entglagctents under his direction. Leavitt Ready. M. B1. l.eavitt is ready to set sail for Capetown with his mystery show, and is only awaiting the arrival of the steamer Norman Prince on March 16. This will be one of the maoat ambitious troupes wJhich ever went direct to South Africa from New York. Leavir t a few days ago signed Pilar-Morin, the pantomilmist, to head the aggregation. One of her prin cipal acts will be a new arrangement of "Carmen" without words. I.eavitt is also negotiating with David Il.asco for per mission to do a version of "The Darling of the Gods" down these with 1'ilar Morin in the role now played by Blanche Bates, It will be remtembered that the pantomimist succeeded Miss Hates in that other Japanese play, "Mine. Ilutterfly," and made as great a success as the lielasco ace tress. Weber & Fields. (ine of the surprises of the week was when Weber & Fields outbid Stair & Havlin at the last moment and secured. the new West End theater from "Bim the Button Man." They were not considered ill the race at all. The fight was thought to be only bietween the big and little ayndi cate 'headed by Klaw & Erlanger and Stair & Havlin. There be wise ones now whor say that Weber & Fields were acting for Klaw & Erlanger. They say proof of this will come next year when the bookings for the new season are revealed. Weber & Ficlds and Klaw & Erlanger once were ens mies, but several months age they patched utp their ditTerences. The assertion iat the dialect comedians bought the house as a home for a company headed by Willie Collier is not generally credited, ao the location is too far from Broadway. "Resurrection" a Big Hit. Tolatoi's "Resurrection" Indeed seems the dramatic sensation of the year-even matre so than "The Darling of the Gods" and "Mary of Magdala." The production of the play made, with Blanche Walsh in the role of lasltora, under the direction of \Vagenh.ils & Kemper and, t(scar Ilamn rnerstrit,. at the Victori.t theater is one of lth most perfrct ever seen here. Several of the scenes are revelations of realistic power, one of a prison interior showing a gatheriing of the oil-scourin :s of the shltuns of the big cities. It ,is on iaccotlunt of this that the morality of the play will be at tacked. Atnother very strong scene is that of the trial at which Matsltva is sentenced to Silberia for killing a mast in a brothel. 'I he moral lessIon of the play, however, as taught by l;Malova's ultimate regeneration or "Resurrection," is very powerful. Mirs Valsh's acting of the leading role is stuperb and ishe is well supported by a Iig cast, of which tile principals are Joseph Ilaworth. Sydney Ilhrlwrt, lingo Toland, lliverly Siltgreraves. Ilattie Russel, Laura .imnden and Mrs. Ilenry van D)er Hoff. I'ndouhtetlly the angnlest woman in all New York this past week has been Miss Amelia itigham,. to whose production of "'lhe Frisky Mrs. Johnson" the critics gave a sotund drullbbing. Miss Ilingham is uised to s.tccess and pleasant words, and,. P.uteerIlly speaking. she has deserved both. In the opinion of the dramatic writers " Ilhe Frisky Mrs. Johnson" did not frisk, :ld thereby caused a repetition of the timer-orn question: What's in a name? VWll, this much was in Miss flinghamn's miiuhl, and she felt obliged to express it: The New York critics had been most un just. To this end she invited the critics to i.1ll on her between the acts of the te.lcon performance. A few answered the mmullllons, somlle sent representatives, and mI;u.ny paid no heed to the call. To those i hr) did assnembthle Miss Bingham in most t igorous language denounced the criti c.suu that had appeared, and laid especial stress on the opinion of the Earl of lh ',,lyn, who is writing first night notices f.or the New York Ilerald under the nom ,it plume of "Junius." The earl, who lirst came into prominence by inventing i: system intended to break the bank at Monte Carlo. and who appeared here in tilhe ;nrriek theater in "'There's Many a Slip." hadl, so she sail, applied for a position in her company, and, failing to receive it. had taken pains to give her performnance an unfavorable criticism. Although it can't he said that the critics have be',n nloved to do aught but smile a:t Miss Iltingham's words the incident has arousedl mich comment in theatrical eir cles and has not injured the box oflice receipts. As a matter of plain truth. "The Frisky hlrs. Johnson." which is an adaptas tion by Clyde Fitch from the French comedy "Mme. Flirt." is the spiciest thine that has been presented to a New York public in Ilany years. It is absolutely raw In places. Georgia Cayvan III. By a stra:nge fatality the last act of M is' Alice (';ayvaln before her death was to senlld to Dlaniel Frohman a signed agreec :lent that the money raised for her sis ter's benefit at the present testimonial per formanlce shoull revert to the actor.' flunl after (Georgia ('yvan's earthly clletl'es had been attended tI,. Ilaniel Frohinatl and the nmanagers who had the Ibenefit in charge decided to devlote the siumt $1,~500--t, the uses of iGeorgia andll Alice ('ayvan andii their mnother, an ttiiiun over what remainediil to the actors' fund. 'To do tills legally it was tneclssa;ry to ge't the formal consenit of those totncernell, and it was this agrieemeint that AIhe C('ay van signed when she was. dying in IIto toll. Georgi ('Cayvanl, by the way, in hopelessly ill. The lower piortilit of her body is romipletely paralyzed, and for eight monlths this famoullls actries of the Lyceuml theater has not beenl able t,i leave lier bed. George Ade and Kendall. Ezra Kendlall, the comedian anid G(orge Ade, the author of "lablles ill Slangli" Iand "The Sultan of Sulu" happiielned to beI rid ing on the same train fromli Chicago to New York a few days igo, and they inl dillged in an exchange of humnor that has resulted in a ripple of imerrimenlit along the Rialto. In tile miorninig the two were amllong the pavssenlgers bent over tile wash biasins in the sleeping coach just as the train dashed around a sharp culrve. anld entered a tunnel. "Say, George, did your face slip just llen ?" asked Mr. Kendall. "Why, no, I've got the right face," re plied Mr. Ade. "Well, I haven't," anlswered Kendall, "I'm washing tile wrong face." "Make every mlan present pick out hlis own face," suggested Mr. Ade. "Well, here I am washing a face that's teen talking, and I haven't said a word," replied Kentdall. "Is this your face?" asked Ade, lilac Ing something in Kendall's hand. "No; that's the soap," replied Kendall. A long pause. "Say, George, it's all right," declarecd Kendall. "I've got imty face back. I ami glad of it, too. The one I was washing lneeded a shave. Rivalry Between Managers. The well-known rivalry between George W. Lecderer and Daniel V. Arthur took active form last Monday night when their two big musical comedy companies, "The Jewel of Asia" and "Nancy Brown" opened their local season at opposition moces. l.ederer's piece, with James T. 'owers and Blanche Ring in the leading roles, made its bow at the Criterion, and Arthur's "Nancy Brown," which introduced Marie Cahill as a star, was shown at the Btijou. Strantely enough both pieces were by Frederick Ranken, and be was in a cold perspiration trying to keep peace with the two managers and showing the same de gree of interest in each premier. Both productions caught on from the outset. usically "Napcy Brown" may.have some. thing the better of the argument, and Miss Cahill's artistic work was of the mas quality that has made her very popular li this city for several seasons. Lederer's piece is a typical one, bbhbling over with pretty girls and Broadway samedy san both pieces seem sure of loe seasons. Notes of Things DOamatlo. Charles Frobhman has gone e his an nual trip to Europe for stage novelties and to look after his Interets In the seven London theaters where be has attractions playing. He will be gone six months. Paul Potter, the playwright, accompanied him. Mme. Eugenia Mantelli, the grand opera contralto, nlw in vaudeville has secured r 6 I I ' i j·~ ~~ 4. MISS AMELIA BINGHAM. One of tihe stmmt iE'mqummi %otmimmai of th Ianiimgo iii MisIs. A mmailis 1Iinmglmaum, the mu~trema wvithI the mmmii iimmmlmlmmum mmigflm~mimm man mmlsmmgmmlllmmt. llgmiro. N4Imn las ono of thmm ftow *mimmm.Hmml ul urlti4M~aimmigo rs lam the miuamiry. Site hiasa KhmmmwmMfimlly jºrimmlimml two'( mat Clydem IIi lm-'s noam Ilm~~u iIam.p; iii Iflmmt vim ju~ii "limo C'limberma" mmmid "A Nlmamlarm IMmg.a.a mam.'' Shmm is mm.... ua~mgmm~gm' aim bmringing omit. mmmalhrr of Fitch'>m. imimml mml Imiow mamllal FIm rimkty rmm. .Johnsmon." HIiss. Ilimagln ma is maman m ama.. it4 of %mmraI imaim Ili, briny of l ay. aald fgmirm and am I m lm I901I1 Immmils maimli s13ismal mimmi nia rloa . "l'aquit:a," a new one act operl comique lby Arturo ltutziiol'eccia, anll will offer it oin the continuous circuits. It ia abaid to le a eari of its kind. E. II. Sothcern will lhavr anothllr pllay next year founitsl on the life of l;anoil,,l Villon, Ith vagaIhllod port. who is the hrc n of his proesat vehcle., "If I Were King." It will Iae wrilttlln bly tIhe aiuthor of tier let ter, "Just in Ihlunlhry Ml illa 'althy. Johnl it. Itl.gars, the maInaaagr whoI brouight Miannie l'almear andl Mary Aa.ir Is-lel int o famell, lhas ret ir ed Ii l it ti aill a ftr a;n ;aIene of nearly a year, beal 'ill ilprosecllttlig hi action for $'i.. a'l.ll gall . st Klaw & I.rlia.ger. liast spring Iloaers, was coimllmaittid to Iallvln tin tahe h lar,,e of i.:aaaity, and Iil has alway'i alnisted l that Klaw & I'.ihaagrr were hal, pilrsvtlllr,, Ie' was rela.,ed in :a week. N. (. tii,lnwil delligIhtied his wife, Max. ine liltl. lan.st week, lby presen.tinig It helr a alianaioil bhriiii l vaiiat,1 at $..,ia,. 'I hra dieaonis arel' Said to be t of the leaIt uaga:ility worn iy aib y iawomala ail ll( the stage.. GREENROOM GOSSIP. Martin I larvey, wil,) Ia beeiaan :laenaaun.edl was tooi ill to appeal:r in Iaiaaina;at i last week, nad a rale. t eo(rgge~ cancelflledI hates elsewhlaere. in alorder to fill the1 time with aher plrroduction of "Prtlty I'teggy." W. I.. Ablanigi, wiho pilays one ol, f thee principaal part. ill the support of ,liss Amelia itiighana ini '"lthe i'risi.y Mrs. Johnsona" at the l'rincers thelater, New J. .P· r. .J .... L.OUIS JAMES AS CALlS ASI IN "TKE TElMP.;T.M York, succeeded I. S. Willard as the principal delineator of villain characters in I.ondon, as soon as Mr. Willard came ite tour the United States. One of Mr. Aiiiingdl's pl i(i.pal hiit, was as Jimn in "Jim, the 'renIalo.'" "'Way )Down I.*est" has jlont closed its filth run ill I'l i.lIelplha toi the largest hltisiiine. ill the hiuty 11. the Park thra. Ilr. I uring every ,I ol I h ,lt, perform. a;Il the I rche lstra A a. ,I tll ,.lage and it pla t illed. with rtis chairs, while Ihousllaill.i wiser tues, II a.a\,:y lll.risng the 'ngaig.'iinit. ItI m.,4.n .oI thei presenItt bik. ilng. rani Ibe canes llcl '\';ay IDowni East" will reluril toI tihe I'ak i anothiler long Iit'i'ge lim ill. At the clo'e111 i hI, r ,::r.e;iniit lat Mon. ite'l niext Satiil.1 *,),lI Mi.. Patrick I a;tnpell will prai ,..ily It.,, her West. ern titor. It will ui,.l,,llih.,lly be the long rst uuanI l)oost conptll ltlle l. ever iuaLle Iby a foreignl ;1a.1 1 i. lit. rcountry. It aill intlihde. ill the pr.ril.l rities be tween 'llicsagr :a.i. h.I II. . lmi.;co, half a dnucs of thi leh-eling ,(i it,, of (:alifor. lia, then to the Nortliwt y t :l.ilg in I'i.t land, Vancouver, ltritil.1 ('olullbia, "Ta coma, Seattle; the(n ,ver the Northernl 'Pacific route, playing tlhe lilhf towns up to Minneapoli atndl St. l':;.:l. From there a long jump will .e lutade to New York 'state, where she will plly half ei dozen of the more important interior cities. Her engagement in this city will take place at the Broadway theater on Wed. nesday and Thursday, M;ay 6 and 7.