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"FILM D'ARr PLUS
Cinematograph Theatre Drafting
Full Houses in Paris.
Paris, -November 14-
Tfce society of the "Film dArt," founded under
the ausplct s of M Henri Lavedan. the late Vic
tozicn Sardou and other member* of the French
Academy, with the object of developing: and
making; popular the "'cinematographic theatre,"
brought out a few days ago half a dozen plays
specially written for this new kind of entertain
ment "The Cinematographic Theatre" has been
•pent . In the Salle Charras. and is drawing full
booses. The performance began with "L'Em
preinte.** a "cinematographic mimo-drame** In
three tableaus, the action of which turns upon
a sensational murder, and In which the assassin
Is 'eventually discovered by the traces of his
thumb and fingers en a cambric handkerchief
with -which the culprit had wiped his blood
stained hands after committing the crime.
Th* pantomime Is acted by eight actors and
actresses. Including Messrs. Max-Dearly. Severin
and Dieudcnne. Mile. Mlstinguette. and Napier
koffska, who rehearsed the drama before a pow
erful cinematograph objective, and the move
ments, gestures, expressions of eyes and coun
tenances of the players are reproduced with
moat striking effect. The impression upon the
eudlence is almost as vivid and lifelike as If the
actors and actresses themselves had been on the
artase. The drama presorts all the incidents of
the a*or..> side ■•: Paris, and brings out the pe
culiarly dramatic method* of French criminal
procedure, such as the "reconstltutlon** of the
crime and the "confrontations" of the accused
■•with his accusers.
We are first of all taken through the slums of
"Paris in company with a party of grand dukes
•id grand duchesses— it is the famous 'tournee
£es grand dues" — after which one of the gov
ernment detectives, tempted by the intoxication
of a pleasure-loving millionaire, robs and mur
ders his victim. The drama was written by M.
Feraai: . le Borne, who also composed a light
mc s descriptive musical accompaniment. , This
number was followed by the ballet of Gluck's
opera of "Aloeate." the music being played by
the orchestra, while upon the scene the leading
dancers of the Opera Comique, with figurantes,
end the whole corps de ballet, execute the dances.
jCeedless to scy, great pains had been previously
taken at the special maim to record all the
movements of the original artistes, including
iklUe. Rtgina Badet, Richaume and Dugue. An
other wallet, that of "Terpsicore," was given, and
the cinematographic doubles of Miles. Cleo de
Uerode and Trouhanowa were keenly applauded.
"The Bois Sacre," an unpublished poem by M.
Ednif! Rostand, was read by M. le Bargy, of
the Theatre Fra.nc.als, and Immediately after the
recitaJ the cinematographic phantoms of the
**premieres danseuses" and "figurantes" of the
Opera acted the poem— a delightful idyl of an
cient Groece — with pleasing effect. * The even-
Ing's entertainment came to an end with the
performance, on the cinematograph projection, of
an historical drama, "L'Assassinat dv Due de
Guise." written expressly fcr the cinematographic
stage by M. Henri Lavedan, of the French
Academy, with a musical accompaniment com
posed for it by M. Caniiile Salnt-Saens. The
actors who played this" drama — Messrs. I>e Bargy,
Albert Lambert, fils. and Miles. Gabrielle Ro
r ,ne end Berthe Boyy — had rehearsed before
the cinematograph apparatus of the "Film dArt,"
and their figures, projected on the screen, were
clean-cut end expressive, and moved about and
fot "through with their work" without any of
the disquieting trembling, shivering or jerkiness
that bo often destroys the effects of cinemato
The drarr.a is D three short acts. During each
"watt" a forecast cf the coming act, written
concise'y In about a hundred words, was cast
upon the screen In large, distinct letters, easily
legible from every part of the auditorium. The
tragedy of the assassination of the Due de Guise
Is presented by M. Lavedan in concise and rcpid
action- The duke tears himself from the arms
cf the beautiful Marquise de Nolrmoutier, who
has been secretly apprised of the King's project
by means of an anonymous letter The marquise
Ehow3 the letter to Guise. Instantly the con
tents cf the letter appear on a screen in char
acters that may easily be read by the audience.
A flash and a click of the cinematograph, and
the play continues. Guise scorns the warning
and proceeds to obey the summons to the King's
presenceL Another flash, and click, and the
tK-er.e changes to the Chateau de Blols. Henry
II is busy preparing for the assassination.
He feels with his finger and thumb the edges
cf the swords, which h* blesses with signs of
the cross. He gives minute Instructions to his
followers, and disappears behind the tapestry.
Another flash and dick. Guise appears with
haughty air, superbly costumed. As he is about
to cross the threshold of the King's apartment
be Is attacked from behind by eight assassins,
Trho stab him to death. The struggle Is long
and exciting. Guise tries to protect himself
•with the cushions bearing the royal arms, for
ills assailants have already seized his rapier.
After Guise's death. Henry II causes his valet
to hold a small mirror before his mouth to make
■jure that life is extinct. The valet then searches
the pockets Of Guise. The body Is lifted up and
carried down the famous circular stairway of
ths Chateau de Blcis, and taken to the guards'
room, where It Is thrown upon the large blazing
fire and corsumed. The dramatic effect of this
thrilling "visual recital*' is highly creditable to
II Henri Lavedan, and the symphonic music
•wr:t^r. by M. Salnt-Sa?ns to accompany it is
considered one of the master's happiest com
These p'ay3 are all given in simple black and
white tones. Colors were nevertheless produced
by the autochrome plates adopted by the society
cf the "Film dArt" but their application was
limited to views of Venice and pf the Orient.
As yet no means of applying colors to the cine
matograph comedies ar.d dramas has proved
satisfactory owing- to the rapidity of movement
cf the actors and the necessity of raying the
features with adequate clearness of line and
expression. This is the first serious perform
ance given by the Cinematographic Theatre. The
effort has been successful, especially during the
afternoon performances, when the auditorium
has been crowded with young persons of both
sexes. It is the intention of M. Henri Lavedan
and M. Le Bargy to apply clnematographio
methods i« plays of Shakespeare. Mollere and
Racine. The fxttcr.tion of the Parisian pub!lo
seems to have been attracted, and further devel
opments are awaited with Interest. C I. B.
MR. RUSSELL'S READINGS.
J. Townstnd Itussell will give two Illustrated
readings at Oera^/rie Lyceum, the first on Tuesday
night and the second on Wednesday night. His
•übject will bo Lr-ngfeliow's "Tales of a Wayside
Inn." Mr. Basse!! us<s one hundred and fifty paint-
Ing's. *-s;«!-cla!]y made for him, and the Mine num
ber of lantern s'.ldes. Ir-idental music will be pro
vided by an orchestra.
ELMENDORF TO LECTURE.
I%jl awealac at Carnegie Ha!! Dwlght I* Elmen
florf, ■with his illustrated lecture on "The Desert;
the Harder of Allah, " will virtually bring to a
clos*, l.is regular series of five travel talks with
which bo has Ix-pn suing »n* hall for the last four
Bui-Cay nigli's. Aa extra and epecial lecture, how
ever. o« "Yellowstone Park, the Wonderland of the
World," en Sunday evening. December 20. will give
him cno more opportunity to appear before a New
York amJ,enc6 b*foro his departure on a prolonged
•world '' ••->. This "round-the-world' Journey will
t*k« him to £jryp*-. India. Ceylon. Java. Borneo,
and poes'.bly China. Japan and Itussla, before he
will laatam ta Cfcraefi*. Hail agtaa n«xt 2s'«v«m-
WILLIAM GILLETTE AND CONSTANCE COLLIER* I N MR- BERNSTEIN'S DRAMA
OF -SAMSON," AT THE CRITERION THEATRE.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC.
"The Bed Miii" Is B*ill prosperous here. The en
ragerneot is drawing to a close. Afternoon per
formances are given on Wednesday and Saturday.
The sale of seats for the two performances on
Qirietmas Pay is said to be the "largest In the
history of tha Academy." Messrs. Montgomery and
Stone will positively close their engagement a week
from next Saturday, it Is announced. They will
then go to the Broadway Theatre, Brooklyn, for one
"The Man From Home" Is filling this playhouse
every night. The audiences carry away grateful
remembrance of Mr. Hodge's natural Impersona
tion of Daniel Vouchees Pike. Afternoon perform
ances are given or. Wednesday and Saturday.
There is no new word to be paid of "The Devil,"
except that It is still visible at the Belasco. It
will probably remain there until after the holi
days. The usual afternoon performances are given.
Announcement Is made that seats may be pur
chased row for the early days of the coming year.
It Is expt-cted that "A Gentleman From Missis
sippi" will occupy the stage of the Bijou long
after the arrival of 1909. Afternoon performances
will he given en Christmas Day; also on New
The 100 th performance will occur to-morrow night
Souvenirs wlli be distributed to the women In tha
Tho Sicilian Players will close their engagement
here on Saturday night. '*M&lia" will be the bill
this week. Beginning a *eek from to-morrow nigl'it,
Joseph O'Mara, an Irish singer, who achieved fame
In gTand opera, w!U occupy the stage of the
Broadway Theatre. Mr. O'Mara will appear In a
play with music entliUd "Peggy Marhree." He
has been enthusiastically received In other parts
of the country, and undoubtedly a generous wel
come Is in store lor him when he comes to the
This Is the last week of Miss Glaser-s engage
ment here in "Mile. Mischief." She will be at the
Grand Opera House next week. Eddie Foy, in
•Mr. Hamlet of Broadway." will be the next at
"The Queen c: the Moulin Rouge" is the bill
tiere. The first performance was given last Mon
day night. Miss Flora Parker. Mlbs Berta Mills,
Carter De Haven. Miss Visia Adams end Richard
y. Carroll are in the cast.
Arthur Bourchier. the English actor, haa ar
ranged with Charles FTohman to produce "Sam
son" In London. He will use the version in which
Mr. Gillette Is appearing at the Criterion. The in
dications are that that drama will occupy the stage
of the Criterion during the remainder of the sea
son. There is only one afternoon performance each
week, and that occurs on Saturday.
William Faversham begins to-morrow night the
seventh week of his engagement at Daly's Theatre
In "The World and His Wife." Before he quits
this stage It is Mr. Faversham's Intention to pre
sent several new plays. Afternoon performances
are given on Wednesday and Saturday.
Mr. Drew will close his successful engagement
here on Saturday night. Miss Adams will follow
him at the Empire, presenting on a week from
Wednesday night J. M. Barrle's play of "What
Every Woman Knows." Her engagement will
laet eight weeks. The Bale of seats will begin on
Appearing at th* Ernpirt* Theatre with John Draw In 'Jack
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 18. ggP&
DE WOLF HOPPER IN THE NURSERY BCENE FROM "THE PIED PIPER." NOW
AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE.
Mr. Forbe.s's amusing comedy of "The Trax'ellng
Salesman" Is filling this little playhouse at wary
performance. The mirth here i? wholesome. Frank
J. Mclntyre and Gertrude Coghlan are the leaders
In the merriment. There is no present tndlca ion of
a change of bill at the Gaiety for several months
to come, a sure sign that "The Traveling Sales
man" is profitable for tdl concerned In it.
Mr. Coliier is still to be seen here In the comedy
of "The Patriot," ar.rl those who wish to laugh are
advised to go to the Garrlck. Th^ usual afiernoon
performances are given.
"Mary Jane's Pa." in which Mr. Dlxey is acting;
at the Garden Theatre. Is one of those simple
plays that are especially enjoyable at this seaso^
It has had a measure of success until now. and
the Indications are that it will continue successful.
The usual afternoon performances are given.
"Th? Last Effort," a merry farce that was pre
sented for the first time here last Thursday, will be
the bill this week. The management announces
that alternate performances of "Cinderella" and
"The Sleeping Beauty" will be given here each af
ternoon during the holiday season, beginning
Thursday. December 24.
NEW GERMAN THEATRE.
TSSth street an.i Kadi wo avenue.)
This is to be known hi "Hauptmann W- ek" at
the New German Theatre. On Thursday t:iat au
thor's poetic drama r >f "Hannale's Asoe'isi' n" will
be presented. Martha Spier, Ferdlnund Ste I. Hed
wlg: Relcher and Hekiri^h Mariow will impersonate
the chief characters. On Saturday afternoon the
members of the stock company established here
will give readings from a number of poetical works
by Karl Hauptmann, brother of the dramatist To
morrow night "Two Crests" will be the bill, and on
Tuesday and Wednesday Sudarmann's "I)a_i Gliiclt
lm Winkel" will be ofrers»l.
,ce N e FROM -th* •n»"«« w Y.Y i M T^ H^ NMie " US9ELL " ACT '
Popular Interest In Mrs. Flskfs performance in
"Salvntlon Nell" at this playhouse shows no signs
of abating. There are those who believe the char
acter of Nell to be a lovely me. and the same
persons say that the entire production is a strong
incentive to righteous living. However tastes and
opinions may differ, it Is a fact that Mrs. Flake's
engagement here is prosperous. Two afternoon
performances are given each week.
HERALD SQUARE THEATRE.
They are still here — the ever popular "Three
Twins." Miss McCoy has been slightly ill for sev
eral days, but will return to tha cast to-morrow
night. That musical comedy has had a long and
prosperous career at the Herald Square.
Miss Ethel Barrymore is in the miust of a pros
perous season at the Hudson Theaire. where her
acting In "Lady Frederick" Is delighting large
audiences. Afternoon performar.res are given on
Wednesday and Saturday. L, Frank Haum will
give a series of "fairylogues" at this theatre for
the next three weeks. They will be given on
Monday. Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Mr.
BaunVs chats will be illustrated. It aril] be recalled
that he Is the author of "The Wlzar.l of Oz," and
It is his intention to Introduce some pictures of that
mirthful country of his imagination.
This Is the third week Of tftaa BcbefTa appear
ance here In the mirthful musical comMy of "The
Prima Donna." She has been successful here from
the first. The usual afternoon performances are
"Via Wireteea." n. good melodrama with many
thrills, Is still the bill at the Liberty. The advance
sale of seats, it is announced, assures a long run
for that piece. There are afternoon performances
on "Wednesday and Saturday.
"The Bluo Mouse," to all appearances, will have
a long run at the Lyric Three "road" companies
Actir^a at the Lyrio Theatre, In The Blue Mourn."
have been organized to present that farce In other
cities. Mabel Barrlson, James Lee Flnney, Harry
Conor, Charles Irtckeon. Jane Laurel and Alfred
Hickman are In the company.
Miss Burke and "Love Watches", fill the Lyceum
Theatre at every performance. Afternoon perform
ances ere given on Thursday and Saturday. That
actress Is now in the fourth month of her engage
ment In thia delightful comedy. On January 4
souvenirs will be distributed.
De Wolf Hopper, in "The Pled Piper." is the bill
here. It la a pretty holiday spectacle. Every
yengster in town should be taken to it. After
noon performances are riven on Wednesday and
Saturday. The price of admission for the afternoon
ranges from 25 cents to SI.
NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE.
Master Gabriel, who la Uttle Nemo in the pro
duction of that name at this playhouse, will give a
reception at the close of the performance on
Wednesday afternoon. AH the youngsters in at
tendance will have an opportunity to meet this
diminutive player. Souvenir postcards will be dis
NEW YORK THEATRE.
Ann* Held and her company of merrymakers in
-Miss Innocence" are filling the New York at every
performance. The advance aalo of seats is said to
b«> unusually lar?;e. Performances are given on
Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
This will be the last week of "The Servant in the
Houae" at the Savoy Theatre. The announcement
Is made that Wiltoa Lackaye will shortly begin an
engagement here in a new drama. There will te
the usual afternoon performances this week.
Five afternoon performances of "The Fighting
Hope" are announced for the holiday season. The
first will be given on Christmas Day, which falls
on Friday, and the second on the following day.
During the week beginning December 28 afternoon
performances will be given on Thursday. Friday
und Saturday. Seats for these performances may
be purchased now.
Miss Cahlll Is neartag the end of her second
month at this playhouse in the musical play of
"The Boys and Betty. " There is nothing here to
offend, nothing that leaves a bad taste In the
mouth. It is a wholesome musical piece, and It
gives real pleasure. The usual afternoon per
formances are announced for the holiday season,
Miss Russell, in "The Stronger Sex." Is "till
visible here. There Bl no complaint of lack of ap
preciation of her acting in that drama. There are
ifternoon performances on Wednesday and Satur
WEST END THEATRE.
John Mason, in "The w'itchini? Hour," will ba the
bi'.l this week at the West End. Mr Mason was
seen here In the early part of th* season. There
■w'.ll be tb.3 usual afternoon performances.
With Its nov°l cirrus acts, a new Impetus haa
been given to the prosperity of the season at the
Hippodrome. Plvery performance is one of crowds,
and never before has a bill at the big playhouse
delighted such large audiences. Not only Is the
m-w circus one of novelties, but it Is unique In the
feature that never before were so riany attractive
women seen together in circus aet3. The threo
Athletas. whose feats of strength are amazing, aro
particularly attractive. The Plssiutls' riding act Is
amusing ar.d presents two graceful women. Tba
musical elephants have mada a tremendous hit, as
has also Loyal's riding dog. Tha big spectacle of
"Sporting Days" is as attractive as ever, with Ita
realistic scenes showing the nation's favorite
games. The Ballet of Blrdland is still tha talk of
the town. *
Bha> will appear at tha Lib arty Theatr* In "Tlc«t.»
FARCES OLD AND MWI
Harry Conor Recalls Days of Hoyt*
—"Revival Here" He Say 9.
Harry Conor, who provides much of th* merri
ment in Th* H: .<* Mom" at th* Lyrio Theatr*.
has been connected with farcical slays for * quar
ter of a century. H* ma th* first actor la b* en
gaged by Charles H. Hoy*, and he remain*! uztskj
that author's mana:,*ment for eighteen years. H*
and Jam«» T. Powers s;.ar~l th^ honors of ta» "
Hoyt farces. It Is his opinion that ther* !« « T9m
vtval of Interest in the straight farce* and eom*
flies. Tti« long run of "Girl*" at Daiys and t!i»
popular Interest In 'The E'u© House" at laa Lyric
he believe* to be certain signs of a renewal O > th»
"laughing days" when Hoyt§ comical r»pr»s«aU
tions Tver* amusing the public. Between th* ««*
yesterday Hr. Conor tcok a chapter from th* pa»t
ard added to It a few reactions of fc!» own cob
e«min«; stage entertainment of th» present aa<s th«.
"I am not an old Bay yet. by any means." h« j^j^
•"and I feel much younger than I am. I h*, 4
played farca for I— >U >■■ years, for I bejaa "
young, and I have never acted IB anything: eiw.
For eighteen consecutive years I appeared l.i v.%
farce* of Charles H. Hoyt. a- unr!»r h'.* -.-,,..
i ment. I was the first man he engagM ..-..,
began producing bis pieces under h'.s o-rr. dlr^tloa.
and I was working- for him »h»n r.<» <U«Hi. Up ta
the time of Hoyts death It might almost b« say
that I knew ro other m iaa« The Hoyt farce*
war* different from the farces of to-lay. a:i<j per
haps still mor* different from Urn farce 3of th«
future. Many of them— ln fact, th* majority ec
them— were of purel> contemporary lnt»r«st. But
there wera others, DjM 'A Trip to Ch::iato-*B. 0
which could even now b* successfully actad. z^i
which should b« good for years to come. \\ Trij
to Chinatown.' by th« way. ran for TiS consecutlv*
performances, continuing- through an entire «uas
mer at th« Madison Square Theatre. Baal :»i th«
long run In this city and t .» equally long ro*4
tours. I made two trips to Australia, with thia fare*
and acted In it continually for ter> years.
"Mr. Hoyt usually wrote his farces with a> t».
tlrical Idea. For Instance, 'A Rag Baoy.- whtei
was the first pleca Hoy: produced MbbmU; *« i
satire on tha 'sporting Kan' and the drag szon.
business. In that piece everybody wiah».i to - sJiai»'
tha hand that shook tha hand of John L." Tba
'catch line' was 'Grab it quick:' When •..-, w%g
an * explosion in tha course of tha story th« oaly
thing uninjured was tha hand that air.ooic th« h«-(t
of John L.* "A Tin Soldier," la which I played for
a few week* before James T. Powers was '"nud.
was a satire on the imposition of plumbers a.-.i x
Texas Steer* on Ufa in Washington. a Tri'j t»
Chinatown.' the greatest of all, was a satlr* oa
those persons who think they arc dying when, as %
matter of fact, they are perfectly well My char
acter was that of Mr. Welandstrong, the :: j j: 1
man. I was supposed to have only two years to
live because the doctor had told ma ml The last
Hoyt piece In which I appeared waa 'A Sirar.gv !a
"Generally speaking, tha modem farce fcaj lass
bumping and falling. less high and lofty Ena
bling, so to speak. Also, many of the Hoyt piacaa,
especially the earlier ones, had a cumber of soap
Introduced Into them.' Th» scns3 were rjaj fey
the characters, and always had a bearing an the
incidents. This Idea has been expanded Into must,
cai comedy, and the far ■ - of to-iiay. except for a,
chance song in a scene, Is an entertainment witacut
music. 'A Texas Steer.' with Hal acaaa la «h>ck
the men from Texas all drew their guns and list
them off as they cried 'Hurah for literature r woali
be too riotous for Ideas to-day."
Mr. Conor loves to believe that It !a agaia tha
hour for laughter, and, not unnaturally, he tl-.tnae
there are many laughs la "The Blue Mouse."
"Tha public,'* I think, "have coma -.a grow
weary of melodramatic pieces that expose soda!
and political evils. It Is laughing time aga^a. At
first my comrades In the profession were übtftU
of the effect of the present farce la whlsa I an
acting. They are now ready to confess that a
has made a hit, and M is popular because. I be
lieve, the public wants la laugh. And tt is vtlSssi
that the playgoers do not demand large casts aai
extravagant effects. "What they reqatra ars g»d
acting and comical situations. .;.:;
"Mr. Fitch has set th* pace In this rsrlTil of
farce. He is clever a: arranging situat'eas «s4
twisting lines, so as to be funny aai Crash. E»
avoids ai; the old phrases, and he knows Jait
how every line should be read to get the greater.
effect. Ha has a way cf making tlss subtle poles
of character reach over the footlights. His -sis*
tility makes It possible for him to write the ssrtoa
as well as the comic, and Mi remarkable Inslyi:
Into feminine character is an lm— .ens* advaztajs."
A strong bill has teen arranged for presectatlea
her* this -week. It will be headed by Alice Lloy<
who will return with her budget of code ditties
and new costumes. Henry Lee will give his brief
lecture entitled "A Day la Ireland with •"••
Croker.** Introducing some vitascopi? views of tit
Tammany politiciaa. An extra featuro will t« tl«
Kellino9. presenting a novel acrobatic specialty ta
which they wear the Venetian ccst^me and P*f>
form their feats surrounded by a scenic reprwea
tatlon of Venice Tha McNaughtcns. Blnns. B*a=«
and Blnns. Alclde Capita. Burrows. Laacaatsf
and company and Barry and Hatrers will *??«•*
The usual Sunday concerts wIU b<> given.
AMERICAN MUSIC HALL.
These performers will appear this ■•••■ at ••
American Music Hall: Emma Carus. '■»»■•
Hazard. "William Hoppe, Bamold'a dogs, the Bajpe
Sisters, the Davls-Gledhlll trio. Kay Beretls*
Foley Brothers and Blake's. Country Circus. Tit
bill is changed here every week a.-'. : Is «i«W"
entertaining. Two performances ar» glrea i*3*«
There will ba concerts to-day.
- COLONIAL THEATRE.
Clayton White and Marie Stuart. la Saasji *■
Hobart's one act comedy "Cherie." will lead ti»
performance at the Colonial- Carson and "W'isi*
in their amusing sketch, entitled "The DutdJ H
Egypt,*' Marcel's pictures. Jessie Preston. tUejß*
"Glasgow Lassie"; Ruth Allen and her "Los* 3
Johnnies"; the Exposition Four and th« 1 *
Frank group of acrobats will b* in Csa bill. *
eluding the vitagraph. There will ba concert! *>
"The Caliph's Wife" is M Intereatlai •arts**
pictures shown on the cinematograph at t* 19 ■■■
Musee. It depicts a. domestic tragedy. Karl £»•
possy and his Hungarian Gypsy orchestra. **■
his recently imported soloists, are a, featur* of .£*
winter garden. Extra features for the Girl** 3 * 1
holidays have been prepared and will fc» I" 21 *
next week. A special pantcraima «ntertate=«»
-will be added for the children.
LINCOLN SQUARE THEATRE.
Maude Odell and Vesta Victoria wl'.l Ue t5« <****
features cf the bill here for tha week b*'"**"
to-morrow afternoon. With them wiU •*'••*'
O. Knowlei. Miss" M lid Walsh. V.alter L * «^
the Finneys, Mile. Fat::: a MM Felix *~ a C«S«
and Maude and Sidney Wood. There will -• cc>
Kolntyre an.t Heath will head tha bill ** *
Victoria Theatre. William Haw trey wU »?P* lf
in a little play entitled "CompromlseO." : "-* f * »
the bill will be the Doherty Sisters, ■"« Flta •■*
cal Avoloa. Frozlnl. Lucy Waat a. Mr. ami ■*
"Jlmmie" Barry and the Kemps. Bessie "WJ*" 1
and other popular players will taka pa^t B f
THE FRIARS TO MR. HAWMERSTEIN- j|
Having called attention, ... public ■"'••* I ,' ;
merits of th« leading theatrical aaaaa**- * I<
Friars have now turned to the opera and •* is^ 1 |;
Oscar Hamm«rsteln for honors it tSeir **»■ I;
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Astor. A feature of the merriineat will *» • B> ** |
lesqua operetta. '. * i r
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Visitor (at Brltlah Munurnh- This l» ■
collection, but. I don't see any cats here. . 1
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curiosity? «• 1
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