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,'· ý. ' ý :? 'ar~~wew srr.r·r· O*MINO ATTRACTIONSI June 11--Blanche Bates. J~tie it--"The Man From Home." June 1--Maud Adams. June 14--Margaret ilington. July l--Helen Ware. The dMamatle critic of the ann Weran esoo Sulletln recently had the follow. Ing to say Ooncernilng William Htodge and his play, "The Man From home," In which he is soon to appear at the Harnots theater here: "George Ade is a good friend of mine and with him I studied 'The Man from Kokomo, Indiany,' on his native heath." And that's why William Itodge's characterisation of "The Man From Home," that opened at the c"'rt last night, was the true type of that irre pressible, liberty loving typical Yan. kee for whom there's but one flag the Stars and Stripes-and to whom foreigners are. all right, but they're foreign. Hodge told me all ahout his expe riences getting the right angle on the Kokomoite in 8an Jose tile oIther day while seated comfortably at table aft er the performance there. With such a great student of hu man nature as George Ade for his mentor, he said, and with all the pop ulation of Indiana to draw on for hlis models or types, is it a wonder that as Daniel Voorheis Pike, in the big Tarkington-Wilson show, William Hodge is the very life itself of theu quiet, deep-thinking Hoosier to whonm European aristocracy is a joke. But nevertheless whether from life of from ideal, from study or from imaginatioP, ,WVilliam Hodge's man from home is a character that will live as long as the memory of the player remains. The story of the play is very simple and concerns the visit of a Kokomo lawyer to Sorrento, Italy, to take charge of his ward and prevent her from buyinlg Into an unscrupulous English family and finally wins the girl himself by his simple American honor which he pits against foreign title and Intrigue. 2Now with all that grand chance for spread eagtelam, shouting the Star Spangled Banner, the great opportu nlity for raising of the Stars and Stripes and "if you please, your kind applause," Hiodge. ambles through the play with eyes closed and voice low. ered and a twang such as is heard only in that section of our glorious country called "the middle wetl," It's the "got dinged," "by hcck" of the way down east, it's not the low lopin loco lingo of the far we~t, it'sa the easy droning drawl of the Hoosler who, although brought up in the small town of Kokomo, has even there found the chance to study life, for his knowledge of 'the ways of the world are all based on hlas ketn oltservationl of life "at homr," "OLLVER TWIST" Liebler & Co.'s centenary revival of "Oliver Twlit," which with Nat (', Goodwin, t'instanae (Collier. Lyn iHard ing. Marki ]ir,) and ia numhber oif oth er stars and near-stars, will be bIefor,e the public in a very short time, marks a return on the part of that produe ing firm to a ptractice that was once a regular parilt of th annual program- the spring "all-star" revival. Scarcely Old Croesus Had Nothing on These I At the top: Rose Melville as 8i! Hopkines Maude Adams and Laura Nelson Halt; at bottom, Ethel Barry. more. In hl day (C't1ov1,a was reckoned as a very good money ,maker. In fact, he was the leading captain of finance of his time. It he were llv ing today, however, the chances arn that the story of how some of our actresses are .aking money wouldl cause him to turn green with envy. For instance, how would It make him feel to know that when RosJ '.elville, whose "ilis Hopkins" has been traveling the circuit for thirteenn 'years, bade farewell to the stage the other day a)e carried with her a cool $100,000? What emotions would he ex praesoe when told that the first year AMaude Adams starred In "The IWttle M s4ater," she receivea a bonus of $50, 000 from rohrnan in addition to a bilg S1 Wh4twould he ear when tol4 ,IEml r Irrroe and Laura Nei. en'` ;thave made small fortunes in S year? Juit Marlowe has always been a had this firm began Its activities whet this annuial event was instituted. It 1111i the first of a long iaries of mien orable revivals was staged, that o "The Musketeers," with James O'Neill Blanche Rtaies, Margaret Anglin, Wil ton Iackeye, $. Miller Kent, Edmunr Breese, Henry. Lea and many other notables in the ceremony. It 1901 fol followed Browning's "In a Balcony,' with Illeanor Rabson, Mrs. LI Maymi and Otis Skinner as its interpreters The next season, J. 8heridan Knowles "The Hunchback," was given, with Vi ola Allen, Ilben Plynptnn, Auhre: Boucicault and Jameson Lee Dinney an its leading players. By this time the Liebler & Co. spring revival had be, come a feature of each dramatic sea* son. In 1903 Kyrle Bellew, Bher Plympton, WV. Hf. Thompson. John W Kollard, 0Idwin Arden, Frank (I Bangs, Mrs. W. '. Jones, Ada Dwyer, Edmund lrrepse, George Clarke and W. J. Ferguson. In c"'njunction with several other managers, Llahler & Co. revived "the Two Orphans" in 1904, with Clara Morris. Kyrle Bellew, James O'Neill. iraoce (George, (Tharles Warner. Margaret lltlngton, I4. M. Holland, Elltit Pr'otnr )Otls, Frederick Perry. Annie Irish and Jameson 'Lee Pinney. This revival proved so prof italhl. that th.ilhr & cn, sent it on tour for an entlr'e season, retainlng Misses Morris, (I'George and Otis, and Messrs. O'Noill nudtl Finney In the cast, and adding Mrs. I'lMoyne, Laou Is James, J. . i).dsnn. lBijou Pernan des and arash Trunx, In 1905 this firm nttemptdcl two more fine revivals, on,' of "H" lStoolps to i'onquer," with +E'lenor Itohon, Kyrie Belleow, Louis Jnmes, Isabel Irving,. J. Dodson, Sidney Drew, Mrs. ('alvert and Prank Mills in the leading roles, and one of "London Assurance." with Hlls Jeffreys, Ebien Plympton, W. H. Thompson, James N,111, Joseph Whee lock. Jr.. Murray ('arson, Ben Web ster. Ill'rhertl Hslath and Ida Conquest as the fentured players. Since thait time, I1hiler & CO. had ippiar, atly n I ndloneld the laudable pralsctlice' of reviving hl fvr favorites for a short leriod with the best talent avaanhlksis, though Ino other lmanagers have, friomlhne, 'I.ne t is, attemptesd similar lproducttions. If the forthconm-. ing production or "',nliver Twist" suc eeids in restoring this old practice, It will be doubly w',lh'oile for that reaan. THE PLAYWRIGHT "Tin years ago," says Miss Oladys I'lnger, the playwright, "Sir Arthur l'ineri, gavet m(e s a rule for success. fuil pinywriting that I should never writ,' ab.out anything that I did not antually lknow. It has taken me' ten ye'ars fully to maslmilato that advice." T'hererin, probably. lies the real clue to tihe sIIT'e'a of Iins'r nas a play wright tIail Miss l'nger's success as we'll. lIlth writers, each upon vastly 'liffierient plllan's of proinlnenene and succes',, .but e"ach engines of industry In the sain, c.raft. have contracts ex tnding ove.r nsany years to ciome for Ilays yet to be duelhvsred to ('harles i"s'mnran. IBoth have' aichieved success in th(se fle , or glretll diffiiultit s. E'lr Artlhur Pinero, rie, to his present emi. inelslle amonllg i:nglish playwrights from the' lsssitilon of iall obscure s'itor in Sir ItI'nry Jrvisg's company. l Miss Itn ;ar courallrtineusly went to Lsindon and u'arved oult a nslllne for herself, first, as a skliful adapter of French plays iand thesn ais atn expert playwright on money maker herself and she has been the salv.ation of Mr. Buthern. Before they joined fortunes he went along on a wobbling 'keel, Sometimes he prospered, sometimes 11l lucE overtookl him. But sines she bee'ame his aasociate the $othern-Marlowe combination ha tu bee one ft the 5 ~FZ AAW y . i :Y Y: ý rfýý' ý } f:. ," .ý;Vý' ý< . Ear idi, 4 Q.. v ý E~ii. ",· E j si ;i· % y. i3r All actresses and actors have a cer tain coterie of devotees who admire them in their professional capacity, but there are comparatively few of these admirers whi bhrcome acquainted with them socially; this applies more pertinently to stars In whom the pub lic at large is always interested and with whom it feels a peculiarly inti mate assooiation, although the idols of their devotion are rarely seen at closer range than Is measured by that almost unsurmountable barrier, the footlights. If one such devotee was called upon to explain the reasons of his particular interest for one star heer own account. Abroad people school themselves for success at the hazardous art of playwrighting, takl ing just as mulch pains, laboring, con triving, surviving ewucess as well as failure, ais would a crandidate for ul tinlte sullcet.s at painting or sculp ture, In America, on the other hand, the prevalling notion is that one may turn eaally from writing novels or short stories to writing plays; in fart, umany believe that the only requisites for tlrning mediocre novelist into a playwright alre a pot of paste and a pair of eclassors. But name any for eign playwright of first-class standing and you name a erman who has devot greatest money makers that the stage of anly conttry has ever known. It Is a conservative estlimate to put the yearly profit of Miss Marlowe and Mr. iothern at $1.0,000 each. 1Hllle Hurke couldn't make money any fa.ter If she had a private mint all her own. Whe was successful froll the firnt and now in nllne places mrt of ten where she appaurs, the wot'kly receipts are merely regulated by the size of the house. Viola Allen, too, has piled tP a tlaggering hbank roll. In her slngle handed Khakespearean ventures-"A Winter's Tale" and "Twelfth NIKht" she earned for herself $30,000 a sea son. No mean achievement, when It's remonVbered that Shakespeare is sup. posed to spell ruin, None of thase stars has made more for horself than has Anna Held. When she freed herself from Flo Ziegfeld the other day Ihe did1't have to ask for alimony, She had a million dollars * In her own right. She will add to It many thousands next year, for sbe's going to pliy In vaudeville. IIaesUe OCartert ha also noade a bfll Ilant finanoltl suco.s, :'So have Frances, Starr And Blagohe Sates, above another, he might find himself facing an unanswerable problem. The Inflection of volce, the grace of ges ture, the dignity of poise, the beauty of face, the charam of personality-all these might be enumerated without reaching the one inspiring cause. For there is something that shines through and illuminates all such ma terial virtue-an Indefinable essence of character, of goodness of heart, of generous impulse, of wholesome thought, which for want of a better term, we define as "magnetism," but which is neither more or less than the expression of outward manifestation of the player's spiritual self. These opinions ae inspired by the enthusiasm, *bordering on tenderness and solicitude, with which all who are ed years of his life to writing so that ultimately he can play-write. Miss Gladys Unger, for example, began playwriting at the exalted age of 11, writing a short, elaborate pantomine, which, needless to say. was never pro duced. Then .eymour Hicks produced her one-act play , called "lcdmund Keane." The year after Miss Unger's first full play, "Mr. $heridan," was iput on at the lGarrick. After that, working every morning, writing out everything in longhand, until there ac cumulated it vast amount of unpub lished manuscripts, the young woman, realizing that there was no royal road to success in playwriting, forced her self upon the attentions of Charles I"rohman, for whom she subsequently adapted "Love Watches," "Inconstant G(eorge," '"Decoirating Clementine," anfl "The Marionettes." That done Miss Unger was in a position to turn to original work. JOHN BARRYMORE That individual starring tour prom. Iced John Barrymore by the Liebler ('o. Is about to eventuate. Several weeoks ago W. J. lIurlbut, author of "l'he 'ighting ii pe,." brought to the office of (leorge 4' Tyler, head of the firm, the manuecrillt of a new comedy in three arts. The author read It aloud and Mr. Tyler promptly slgned a ('ntrat' to prhoduce it this season. The principal character was peculiar ly suited to the personality of Mr. Barrymore, and Mr. Tyler determined that as soon as the young actor was at liberty the production should be made. Mr. Barrymore is now able to give sufficient time to the new play, and accordingly rehearsals will begin today at the Century theater. Arnold IDaly has been engaged to stage the comedy, which has been named "Halt a Husband." JUNE'S THEATRICAL CHRONOLOGY 1.--ILotta's debut in New York, at Niblo's saloon, 1865. .--A. M. Palmer became manager of Union Square theater, New York. 8.-"For Fair Virginia" acted first time in New York, Minor's Fifth Ave. nue theater, 1896. 4-"Lost in New YorkS" first "tank" play ever seen at y Broadway theater, 1888, Bijou theater, New York. 5.-"Queen Mab" acted first time in America. Union square theater, New York, 1878. 6,--Thomas Burke died, 1835, In Bal timore, Md. 7.-John Brougham died, 1880, 8.-"The Lottery of ife" presented first time, 1868, at Waliaok'se theater, New York. 8.-"'R aglan's Way" p8oduaed first time in New York, Un44 LSquare thea tar, '1890. 410.-"A Night's Prolit" acted fir. with her in what would seem a strict business assooiation speak of Blanche Bates. This is true of every one iden titlfied with the Belasco management, from D. B.-which Indicates Mr. oel aeoo himself. by those who are Inti mately in touch with him, down to the smallest office boy or the humblest stage hand. It is their privilege tq know closely that of which the pub lice can feel only the influence. Ask any of them, and he will tell you that greatt "as the fair young star is as an artist, she is even greater in every quality of true womanhood. The af fection which the entire staff feels for Blanche Bates is almost sacred in its unswwbrving devotion, and one and £11 are ready to work day and night that any play which may present her as time in New York. Union Square thea ter, 1891. 11.-.Charles Fisher, actor, died, 1891. 12.-'The Blue Stocking," a spusical comedy, first acted in New York, 1812, at the Park theater. 18.-Anna Cora Mowat's debut on the stage, Park theater,' New York, 1845, as Pauline, in "The Lady of Lyons." 14.-"Tho Love of His Life" produced Union Square theater, New York, 1880. 15.-Neil Warner died, 1901. 16.-"Clarises Harlowe" produced first time, Tripler hall, New York, 185.. 17.-Louis Aldrich died, 1901, 18.-"Loraine" acted first time, at Palmer's theater, New York, 1890. 19.--Hallam and Henry produced "Love in a Village, 1788, New York. 20.-Phyllis Rtankln made her debut on the stage, Palmer's theater, New York, 1890. 21.-Fanny illsler took her farewell of the stage at Vienna, Austria, 1863. 22.-Imre Kiralfy's spectacle, "The Fall of Babylon," produced at St. George, Staten Island (N. Y.), 1887. 28.--M.e. Albanl's first appearance in America, in Iosina's opera, "La Cenerentola," at the old Broadway theater, New York, 1853. 24.-Charles Dillon died, 1881. 25.-"The Grateful Ward" produced at the Southwark theater, Philadel phia, 1787. 26.--Abert Frederioks died, 1901. 27.-Sidney Alport, 0English theatri cal manager, died 1906. 28.-Otis Skinner born, 1868. 29.-"Robinson Crusoe," produced at the John Street theater, New York, 1879. 30.--Daniel Wilmarth Waller made his Amer an debut at the old Broad way theater, New York, 1851, as "Ham" let." PLAYS AND PLAYERS A play to be produced early next season Is called "The New 8ix." Gabriel d'Annunalo and Mascagni are collaborating on a tragic opera. Billie Burke will have the principal part in Pinero's new comedy, '1M4nd the Paint Girl." rWlnohell Smith has written a new comedy for Julian Zitinge to be used by him next season. When "Passersby" is .sent on tour again Charles Cherry will probably be at the head of the company. Pred Niblo and his talented wife, Josephine Cohen, are about to make a tour a, Austrails, to last a year, Digby Bell I playing a vaudevillle sketch by George Y. Robart, entitled "1t Mappened in Topeka," thiS sum mear, Charles 'rohman has aoqui1je the rights to a Pa e-ian comedy, entitled "The fear t peoise," whioh he 'will produce n. t enon, Charlesg WOlp neot aop will lhe bas be M' Ah lbu 'i A.trwe its star shall, for her sake, win suc The reasons for such an unusual at. trehment are simplicity tself. The qualities of a nature esentially fem Inide in its most beautiful sense are fortified by i generosity of heart and mind, a thoughtfulness of others, a cheerfulness under trying circumstano ces, and such broad virtues as belong rather to man than to woman. Never does Blanche Bates come to the thena ter, whether through the office or stage door, but that she has a bright smile and a cheery word for each of her "pals." Her moments of faut ftndlng or criticism are not recalled if, Inded, she has ever indulged her self ,in this woman's prerogative. It is the same among the friehds of her Jules Eckert Goodman has a new play called "iflsters of Fear," which is to be produced by W. A. Brady some time during the coming season. H. Cooper Cliffe, who made one of the hits of "Evorywoman," in the role of Nobody, Intends to spend his vaca tlon in his native country, England. It is reported that Sam Bernard has given up his contemplated trip to Lon don owing to the objection of his mother to his taking a sea voyage. The Shuberts next season will pro sent in Now York Michael laraday's recent ILondon success, "The Night birds." The English company will be brought over. It is annoutced that the "Pirates or Pinsance" 'will be revived by the Shuberts and WilliUa A. Brady this spring. The production will follow that of "Patience." Anna Fitahugh, who retired from the stage on her marriage, is reported to be singing in grand opera in Florence. Italy, where she made her debut as Elsa in "Lohengrin." A play by Hartley. Manner, called "The Money Moon," Is to be given a The dependability of Malthoid Roofing has been proven by special tests covering a period of .many years. A Iw Made in the largest factory in the ~g(" world-- it is absolutely m l right in every detail. aona.., It resists fire- is acid proof- water and weather proof- Keeps heat in the building in winter., 'Keeps it out in summer, Malthoid will last as long as the building it covers, It Is inexpensive easy to ly and your rooftroubles are over when Malthoid is lid. nlde ba T J Puw .f For C ' Sulno.mibw-s.. . n0VM~lommo qC. own sex. It is true among the wrgle ors on her farm in usintag, 'whsp she revels In the wholesomeness . Out door exercise, givel daily eafe to her flowers, horses Va dogs and, t fact, spends every hour in keeping on in timate terms With nature. When she is on the stage, therefore, how could it be possible to conceal the virtues that ara her true selt? They are there --they shine forth, they speak in spite of herselt. We eall it her "magnetism," and if, am In physical science it may be de sagd as "the, force or power of at trao.on." We are only too ready to accept the definition as entirely suit ed, to one of the meeost beleved.atars now claimed by the great American publie. trial by a stock company In Los An geles, with ILauretta Taylor and Rich ard Bennett In the leading roles. "General John Regan'" i the name of a new play which George C. Tyler, managing director of the Liebler Co., has Just bought In London. It Is said to be a delightful satire on life I rural Ireland. Among the new plays which Cohrn & Harris Intend to produce this year are "Broadway Jonesa," a comedy by iMr. Cohan; "The Other Man," a dr. ma by E. W. Presbrey; "Qtieed," with Brandon Tynan in the title role; "IBoom 44." a farce by Trances No0 strom; '"The Seven Little Widows," by itida Johnson Young: "The Klepto maniaes,". a farce by Carlyle .oore; "The Polish Wedding," a' musical fa2ce from the German, and "The Romantic Wife," adapted by Clare Kummer. Sliver money is returned if In serted by mistake In a Trinidad mn ventor's stamp vending machine, which retains without delivering stamps fraudulent metal disks if they are dropped Into it. / mmmmmmmm~ m n pmu smt ._.