DOINGS AT.THEBUTTE THEATERS
S. Miller Kent, a Butte favorite, will be
seen at the Broadway, Sunday and Mon
day in "Fighting Bob."
It is the story of a man who loved
much, and who fought his way through ob
stacles to win the woman he adored.
She was a princess by hereditary right
on her father's side and had been born
in exile, reared and educated in a con
vent. Her father loved the South Amer
ican Republic Larento, that had shelt
ered him when he came from Europe an
adventurer. There he rose to the preai
dency and ruled wisely until a revolution
overthrew him and sent him among strang
era. On his death bed he made his daugh
ter take a solemn oath, that if ever
Larento called she would give up all,
sunder all ties and go; that she would
place that call before happiness, love, even
And while the girl grew to be a fair
woman, a master mind in treachery and
cunning was working against her hap
piness. It was the old Marshall Mendosa,
a past master in guile. He kept his eyes
fixed on the president's place and slowly
worked his way toward it. He formed an
alliance with the rascally Prince Konrad,
outlawed from his European house, a man
who sold his sword and those of his
treacherous comrades to the man who
paid highest. His reward was to be the
pIrincess' hand and in return Konrad was
to put himself and his associates at the
The marshal foresaw no difficulty. It
would be easy to entice the princess back
to Larento and once there, no help for
her, she should be given to Conrad.
But there was one flaw in all this well
laid plan. A man-Robert Rensaler-son
of a Larentian general who had died to
save his ftader during the revolution that
Robert Rensaler had met the princess
under romantic circumstances in Mexico,
and without knowing who she really was,
had followed her to Vera Crus on the very
night that the marshal had chosen to force
her to return to Larento.
Bullied by the marshal's agent, the prin
cess kept the vow and went with him, and
Robert Rensuler followed, because the old
fighting spirit of his father awoke in him.
The marshal was informed and decoyed
the princess to his castle while he waited
Konrad's coming. .But Robert Rensaler
came instead and a battle of wits ensued
between the two men, one fighting for the
woman he loved, the other struggling to
wreck her life.
It was a combat royal, one man's wit
pitted against the power and authority
of the marshal, and wit won-there in the
telegraph station above Cordova City
ahe marshal saw his own force conquered
and the woman he had plotted to ruin
saf& in the arms of the man who loved
The company is said to be capable and
the production elaborate.
"UNCLE JOSH SPRUCEBY"
Will Be Seen at the Grand in the Near
As a large audience was leaving a prom
inent New York theater recently a very
refined looking lady wps heard to remark
JULIA MARIE TAYLOR,
Princess Dulcina in S. Miller 'Kent's
"Fighting Bob Co." at the Broadway thea
to her escort, "That play is sweeter and
prettier than the clover blossoms down in
Clover Lane." The play she had just
witnessed was the more than interesting
pastoral play, "Uncle Josh Spruceby."
Could anything prettier be said of a
drama? Surely not, and the manager of the
company when told of the remark said that
he considered it the greatest compliment
ever paid to any play, and it would be the
headline for his handsomest announce
It is a pretty play and one to please all
classes. The comedy is comedy, and the
heart interest is of more than ordinary
By many of our best critics it has been
compared to "The Old Homestead." and
not without reason. We see all the beauty
and freshness of the green fields, and al
most imagine we inhale the fragrance of
the new mown hay, as we gaze with ad.
miring eyes on the elegant stage settings.
In this tale of farm life the audience
is introduced to country life as it really
:is with the joys and its sorro% s, its laugh
tor and. its tears. It is a playthat will
make you feel better after seeing and make
you glad you did not miss the perform.
ance, at the same time promising yourself
that you will surely see it again, The
company this season is one of the best
and no expense has been spared in the
"Uncle Josh" will come to the Grand
Opera House September s3.
NEW BILL AT EMPIRE
The hill to ,e put on at the New kni.
pire theater tomorrow afternoon is one
of unusual excellence and embraces sIev
eral vaudeville stars from the Keith cir
The headliner is the Great Bowman,
the ran of mystery, whose feats of weir,
and uncanny mast. have given him his
nan e. Bowman has never been seen here
in Butte, but his work Is highly spoken
of in the East.
The famous Jarretts, with their royal
marionetts, will also be a feature. They
are right from the East and a big card.
Barr & LaSalle, high class society
sketch artists, will be certain to catch on
here. Their work is clean and snappy
and of the sort to please.
Joseph C. Adamns, the old Butte boy
with the wonderful voice, has been re
engaged for another week. His many
friends in this city are flocking to the
New Empire to greet him.
There will be too new pictures in the
art gallery and on the whole the new
bill, to begin, at the matinee tomorrow
afternoon, will be the best yet.
In "The Vniegar Buyer" Will Be Here
Wherever Ezra Kendall has appeared
in his new three act license for laughter,
"The Vinegar Buyer." hie rcceptions have
been very demo:tstrative, andl his success
as a star of the first magnitude is :,
sured. The clever cormedi:an, with hii
Kendallesque pl:iy. comlles Ic the lr:trl
way theater for two ni.ghts next Satur
"The Vinegar Buyer" is aidl to be a
droll and wholesome comedy with a laugh
in every line, and tntlike mantty stars Mr.
Kendall does not monopolize the center
of the stage during the entire evening.
He has an excellent collection of assist
ants and they all have something to do
to make "The Vinegar Buyer" interest
Ing and funny. The play does not boast
of much of a plot. It is simply a li
cense to laugh and ote laugh follows
another so closely that the plot is almost
lost in the merriment.
Joe Miller, an eccnt-ic village char
acter, is engaged to buy vinegar for an
Indianapolis concernt. In giving him a
letter of introducti.n a mistake is made,
and a letter from an uncle of a pretty
girl to a young tian in love with the
girl is the one Miller receives, and in
trying to follow those instructions the
humorous situations are furnished. The
two love affairs are unfolded, one between
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Mildred Arlington, the daughter of a rich
but blind widow, and Walter Talbot, a
Bascomb Corners' youth. The other passes
between the blind widow, whoa eight is
finally restored, and the irresatiubla Jee
Several years ago, before Sars Ken.
dall was the Ezra Kendull he is today,
he played in a very small town in Iowa.
He expected a very important letter from
home at this particular town and Im
mediately upon his arrival he went to the
postoffice to inquire for it. "No letters
here for you," said the postmaster, who
was also a justice of the peace. "They
ought to have been here yesterday," said
Mr. Kendall. "Couldn't have got here
yesterday, as Old Brown, who carries the
mail, was drunk and didn't go over to
Losco after it." And how about today?
"Well, he's sober enough today, but his
old woman has cut her foot." "But there i
will be mail tomorrow?" queried Mr.
Kmidall. "Skassely, sir, we don't have
no mail on Thursdays." "Then how about
the next day?" "Fridays is sort of oft
days with the Lasco postmaster, and he
generally goes fishing. If he don't he
sends the boy over. I never count on it,
however." "You seem to have a ver
slipshod way of running postal affairs
out in this country," said Mr. Kendall,
as he turned away. "Wall, I dunno but
we have," he admitted as he looked at the
comedian over the tops of his spectacles;
"but as long as nobody but Uncle Bill
Simpson ever gets any mail, and that's
only a circular about how to kill cock
roaches, we kinder take things easy and
let the United States run along, without
bustin' her biter."
Is Put on at the Grand, Showing the
Great Fire Scene.
The chief feature of the Lincoln J.
Carter melodrama, "Down Mobile," which
was presented at the Grand last night, is
the great fire scene in the third act.
It is remarkably well done, easily the
best scene ever seen on the Butte stage.
With startling and realistic fidelity a cot
ton warehouse is destroyed by filaIes in
view of the audience.
It is not the only feature of the play,
however. The plot is an interesting one,
perhaps not entirely new, of a wrongful
claimant for an estate obtaining the prop
erty, $o the distress and ruin of the lovely
heroine. But before the curtain rings
down on the fifth net all complications
have been straightened out and virtue and
The play proved extremely popular with
the fair sized audience which witnessed
it. The work of Maude C;rnher, who is
cast as the heroine, was especially pleasing.
And Margaret Anglin Are Coming to
Probably one of the most important
organizations to visit the Pacific coast is
that of Henry Miller and Margaret Ang
lin, under the direction of Charles 11.
Dillingtham and now playing a phcnomen
ally successful engagement in San Fran
cisco, where the receipts last week
amounted to over $i1,ooo with "The
The popularity of these two stars has
been won by them by hard and con
scientious work, the result of which they
are now reaping. A company of supreme
excellence has been brought front the
East to support them, and the entire or
ganization is earning for itself much flat
Upon the conclusion of their stay In
Saq Francisco Henry Miller and Mar
garet Anglin are to make an extended
coast tour, reaching this city on October
16, 17, 19o3.
"OVER NIAGARA FALLS"
Is Attraction Scheduled for the Grand,
"Over Niagara Falls," Rowland & Clif
ford's new sensational melodrama, will
be seen at the Grand Opera house Sun
day, Monday and Tuesday nights amnd
Sunday and Motnday matinee. It is
regarded. as the most successful of
the season's productions. It abounds
id sensational scenes, stirring climtaxes
and strong dramatic situations dear to the
hearts of all lovers of melodrama.
Its story is a pretty one, depicting the
love of Mildred, the ward of rascally old
Asa Phillips, for Gilbert tartlett, the
manly superintendent of Chautauqua park.
Gilbert has been reared an outcast, tun
aware of his parentage, and tt;is knowl
edge Phillips, w4ho commits his many
villainous deeds under the cloak of re
ligion, uses against him to cause his dis
In reality 'Phillip s i t Fartlett's father,
although the fact is not eugui:ant to
either of them. Mlle. Madeli;e, Gil
bert's mother, prior to her marriage with
Phillips, had been a circus performer.
l'hillips,tiring of her several years before
the opening of the play, bad attempted
her life, and thought himself successful.
She escaped, and believing her son Gil.
(urt to be dead, returned to her old pro.
DICK P. SUTTON, Manager
SATURDAYf SUNDAY NIGHTS
SEPTEMBER. 12 AND 13
THE FAMOUS CREATOR OF LAUGHS
EYOU ALL CNOW"
AS JOE MILLER
A Very Funny Three Act Play
Bv HeReIRT HALL WINSLOW
LIIILIR L CO., MANAGERS
150 MINUTES of VERY HEALTHY
AND REFRESHINC FUN !
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?
New York Production Brought Entire to Butte - The
Greatest Comedy of the Past Decade
$2, $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c, 25c
Box Office Will Open Thursday at io A. M.
fewsion. At the openilng of the play site
is at the Falls with the intention of going
over them in a ubarrel, thinking thus to
addt to her fame. Ott the eve of making
the delcent, 'Phillips, dliscovering her on
(I , t itlland, rhokes her into insensibility,
places her in her harsel and starts her
to what lhe conllider bsure death over
Sihe is rescued after making the death.
defying trip by Sher own son i;ilbert, in
a highly sensational scene. 'Phillips ha s
been seen on (;oat island by Old Starlilht,
Leading man with "Over Niagara Falls."
an Indian chief, who apprehends h!tn,
tears from him his cloak of religion and
shows him in iis true colors. A delight
ful cq.pedy vein is woven through the
play, ,The scenery is described as beitg
In "Over Niagara Falls,"
the most magnificent that ever claimed
the eye of beholder, A full view of the
Falls, with its world of water rolling and
tumbling into thunder and foam, being a
genuine triumph for the scenic artist and
Long List of Shows.
Luber and company announce a long
list of attractions. Among others may be
G RAND OPERA HOUSE
LICK P. SUTTON, Manager
t'he great scrlic mllrj dl a r.all eturns to Ilutte
ttl(nllgez r amtl brttll r thanll ever. SULrccn of last
year at the Iihadway thealer will be more
uttan repetaled at the Gllalnd.
Capable Company and Superb Scenery
Prices 25C, 5oc, 75c and $S.oo
September b, 7 and 8
With special matinee Sundny and a I.albr Day
matinee. A scctic Iriulnph, complclte, inspir.
An imperiouu, rushlling, roaring, resistless
tcrrent of aigihtl, acenes and sansations as
stupendous as majestic Niagara.
Special Labor Day Matinee
Regular Prices--asc to $s.oo. 25c
and soc at Matinees.
DICK P. SUTTON, MANAGER.
Sunday and Monday, Sept. 6 and 7. Third
annual tour of the romantic yotlng actor
S. MILLER KINT
Presenting his new comedy drama,
By Edward E. Rose. Management, Nathaniel
Roth. A carefully selected company and cae
tife scenic effects carried.
Prices asc to 5$.5o
NEW EMPIRE THEATER
DICK P. BUTTON Manager
jeginning Sunday Matinee, September 4.
in Vaudeville Bill
At the same popular prices.
All New faces
SE The Jarreta, with their royal mario.
nettes; the Wonderful Bowman, the
Man of Mystery; Barr and LaSalle, highlclase
scciety akftch artists. Their first time in
Butte. Re-engagement of Joseph C. Adams.
soo New Pictures
on the Vitascope.
ItUsual prices, too and soc, Performances
every day from a to 4 p. m, and from 8 to
II p. m,
mentioned Miss Eleanor Robson in Israel
Zangwill's "Merely Mary Antn," For later
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