Newspaper Page Text
- * i
perhaps, tho best engraving in "Het Ta fereel." The portrait was drawn by Leon Schenk and engraved by Peter Schenk at Amsterdam. The flattering lines be neath it contrast sharply with the verses on other pages. The portrait was prob ably published first while Law was still in high repute as the Pierpont Morgan c ' The comedian who won fame In sever al of the late Charles Hoyt's successful comedies, and who Is now being featured In "The Liberty Belles," the musical comedy success to be presented at the Metropolitan to-morrow night. ft distinct novelty, both in story, scenes And characters. No production seen in New York has attracted more attention end comment and has been more highly praised for its genuine merit. The company is# strong in principals and talents, and is particularly noteworthy because of the large number of beautiful girls in the cast. These young women on Broadway In the past three years, and others who, while new to the stage, are their equals in personal attractiveness. Mr. Smith's comedy is the brightest he lias ever written. It bristles with novel ideas, comedy situations, specialty fea- Include all the noted stage beauties seen ture a dormitory in a young women's seminary, the the kitchen of the cooking school of "The Liberty Belles" and the veranda and grounds of a fashionable ho tel in Florida. While the story is almost entirely humorous, there is an interest ing sentimental interest carried by the MAP OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND ITS TERRITORY. THE THEATERS BILLS OF THE WEEK 5A.T THE METROPOLITAN First Half"Liberty Belles." Second Half"Bonnie Brier Bush." ^ T THE BIJOU West's Minstrels. AT THE LYCEUM- t'^Jj . "Coon Hollow." AJ.\_ I AT THE DEWEY Mpii]ffaT, il "Gay Morning Glories." ^r-Ei **The Liberty Belles." Klaw and Erlanger's Troubadours, in cluding Harry Gilfoil, after the most suc cessful four months' run ever scored at the Madison Square theater in New York city, will present their funny vehicle, Harry B. Smith's new musical comedy, "The Liberty Belles," for four nights and ("Wednesday matinee at the Metropolitan, starting to-morrow night. This piece is ^ "- \*^Sr s HARRY GILFOIL. SATURDAY EVENING, of Europe. Then it was "Master (MaitreJ John Law, Councillor of tho King and Controller General of the Finances." "Un- der the august and sage regency," adds the cringing -versifier, "of a Prince de voted to good faith, Law, learned in the art of managing finances, found also the art of Enriching both the subjects and the King." tures and brilliant musical numbers, the latter possessing great variety, being: the work of nine famous composers. The company numbers fifty. The prin cipal playeis are Harry Gilfoil, Harry Lin ton, John Gilroy, J. C. Marlowe, D. Mack Lumsden, L. D. Wharton, Nat K. Ca/- ferty, Edwaid Westcott, Violet Dale, Ka tie Rooney, Augusta Glose, Minnie Mc Bvoy. Lillian Austin, Joanne Palmer, Liz zie McCoy, Nellie McCoy, Jessie Rich mond, Cattherine Carr, Kitty Ardavani, Vivian Densmore, Florence Hubbard, Edith Darnell, Saide Dowling, Marie Graham, Lottie, Staveley, Abbie McLean, Martha Barosh, Ailga Craig, Maude Na pier, May Schmitt and Sonta Bernard. "The Liberty Belles" differ in construc tibn from other musical comedies in that it presents no chorus Mr. Smith elimi nated this time-honored feature on the assumption that the public would take - * _^ " * "- ^ '*' more interest In a smaller number of at tractive and talented young women hav ing something real to do, than in a larger number engaged In purely automatic cho rus work. In the first act Mr. Smith in troduces an especially clever thread of humor by contrasting the different tem peraments of young girls. The new piece is presented in three scenes, which pic- JJ Reuben Fox as Posty, Katherine Mulkins as Flora, at the Metropolitan the latter half of next week. four leading characters, Margery Lee, a stage-struck girl, and Dorothy Grey, her school chum, played by Miss Violet Dale and Miss Katie Rooney, engaged to Phil Fullerton, a Columbia junior, and Jack Everleigh, an Annapolis cadet, imperson ated by John Gilroy and Harry Linton. The action has its foundation in an esca pade on the part of thirty schoolgirls un der the leadership of Margery and Doro thy, who indulge in a midnight supper. They are serenaded by Jack and Phil, who enter disguised as burglars, and cre ate a commotion. This brings Mrs. Dr. Sprowl into the room. The boys are ar rested as burglars. It then develops that Jack and Dorothy have "been secretly mar ried for a week. Notified that they will be formally expelled the next day, the girls disappear from the school in the nfght. In this act the young women ap pear in all soi ts of dishabille, but there is not an incident or feature that can possi bly give offense. In the second act, Margery and Dorothy are endeavoring to earn a living by run ning a cooking fachool. Here Mr. Smith presents several comical situations, which he cleverly complicates by introdu cing two eccentric characters, Hiram Ketcham, a sea captain, uncle of Jack, and Jasper Pennyfeather, an inventor, the uncle of Dorothy. These old men enter tain exactly opposite views on matrimony, which results in a comical climax w,hich translates the story and principals to a hotel in Florida, where the fun continues until the tangle is finally straightened out. The two eccentric uncles are played by Harry Gilfoil and J. C. Marlowe, two of the cleverest artists in their line of work on the stage. A large number of clever specialties and entertaining musical numbers are intro duced. Miss Dale gives imitations of well known players, while Mr. Gilfoil is able to introduce his various imitations in a naiuraL way. J. H. Stoddart IK "The Ronnie Brier Bush." , Of all the book plays done in New York the jpast three yearsand that compre hends the period of the book plays' dom inancethe adaptation of "Tbe^ Bonnie Brie* Bush^' with' the veteran actoi^ J^ H. Stodplart a star, seems to have been re ceived by metropolitan critics and the public with the greatest measure "of fa vor. The dramatization of Ian MacLar en's Scottish stories is accredited to James MacAxthur, an editor of The Book man, and Augustus Thomas, the bril liant author of "Alabama," "Arizona," "On the Quiet" .and "In Mizzoura." Mr. Stoddart, who begins a stellar career at a time of life when most actqrs are ttvmk mg of retiring, made the most notable in dividual impression of last season on Min neapolis. His characterization of Lachlan Camp bell, the hard, dour Presbyterian High lander, who learns the lesson of love by bitter experience, has evoked spontaneous commendation which has exhausted al most the critics' category of adjectives. The clergy of New York and the literary folk have contributed their indorsement in such terms as find infrequent expres sion from their conservative pens. "The Bonnie Brier Bush," at the emi of the month at the Theater Republic, was ac knowledged the most successful dramatic offering of an autumn which had been rich in theatrical successes. Now Mr. Stoddart returns to 'the Metropolitan for five performances, beginning with a mati nee Thanksgiving Day. He will be sup ported by all the originals of the New York cast and the production promised is said to be the finest bit of stage illustra tion that Joseph Physiocs has achieved In his long career as a scenic artist. The cast includes: Charles MacDonald, Thom as P. Jackson, Al Phillips, Russell Bas sett, J. H. Stoddart, Katherine Mulkins, Augustine Duncan, Bessie Baldwin, Reu ben Fax, James Anderson, Gertrude Rob inson, Edith Tiliaferre, Adelaide Cum ming, Helen Holmes, R. C. Easton, Wil liam Hall, Lawrence Maxwell and M. D. Stepner. West's Minstrels at the Bijou. That minstrelsy has lost none of its at tractiveness and general drawing qualities with the public, has been amply demon strated this season by the phenomenal success of the tour of the William H. West Big Minstrel Jubilee, which will appear at the Bijou Thanksgiving week, commencing to-morrow afternoon. William H. West, whose company con tinues under his name, has always been considered the most prolific and 'enter prising of minstrel producers. It was his pride'and boast that his organization was the most complete and perfect with which his name had ever been connected, and the fact that this company has this sea. son broken all minstrel records deman-j strates that the public is in accord with, his opinion. Th first part is said to be* elaborate in its scenic investiture, white the costuming is in extremely good taste! with enough color and electrical effects to satisfy the most exacting taste for SCENE FROM THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH," THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. brilliancy and color. The traditional semi-circle is retained, but instead of the entire ensemble weaiing the burnt cork, only the end men fresco with this appli cation. The ends are four comedians of established reputation, principal among whom is our old friend, Billy Van, assisted in his gags and parodies by the eccentric comedian, John King funny Jules Ben nett and Frank Hammond. The singers, a very important feature of minstrelsy, have not been overlooked. With a desire to present new voices and new faces the management went as far as England to obtain some of the vocal ists, and have secured such a famous "EnsUsri termor as Clement Stevjait, lor tlve past three years the most famous minstrel and concert hall singer of that country. Mr. Stewart is making a tremendous hit this season with the West show. In ad dition, there will be heard the splendid barytone of Georgie Jones, a youth still in his teens, who is said to possess a highly cultivated and quite sensational voice. John Bell, handsome young tenor, will be heard for thfe first time. Bell is scoring a big hit this year singing a beautiful ballad entitled "Soldier Boy," which has scored one of the song hits of the year. A chorus of splendid voices as sisted by an orchestra of unusual merit will add great .attractiveness to the mus ical features of the program. The olio will introduce five acts of an interesting character, full of comedy. The Harrow 'trio will Introduce a comedy bi cycle turn entitled "A Night on the Board Walk " Ford brothers will introduce their wonderful hard shoe'dance McMahon and King, blackface artists, will sing and dance and tell some funny yarns in true negro fashion Billy yan will, as usual, convulse his heaTers with a story of his experiences, "mterspersea with'laughter provoking incidents, and the premier mus ical artists, Swift and ffiuber, conclude the bill. A A special holiday m|iinee will be sriven Thnaksgivmg d^'at 1 p.W * 'Roman*e\ C$0n Ho&ow For one week, commencing to-morrow eveniug, thjrt perns -MOCK company will proagce at^'%e X.yceuM ' RSmince of Coon Hollow, jfe play ne^r * to Minneapolis theater-goers, w.hieh has been on the road for eight successful seasons, yet never getting as fat W,est as this city. The story of "Coon Hollow" is laid among the mountains and glens of East Tennessee. The- typical-southerner is an interesting character, anJ in this play he is not overdrawn. To mirror nature per fectly, the piece will be produced with special scenery and mechanical effects A ateamttoat-race. on the Mississippi between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, with the boafs lighted and'under full head of steam, is one. The old wood landing on the river, where the colored boys and girls gather to see the boats pass, is given with moonlight effects, enlivened with dan cing and singing, is another. The epi sode of the burglary, and the cotton press in operation, give color to the word-paint ing. A view of "Coon Hollow" at night, With the moon rising over the grim hills, while a duel is enacted in this famous mountain glen, makes a hair-raising cli max. The company is strongly cast. Will D. Corbett plays Lem Stockwell. Herbert Brenon will be seen as Ralph Markham. Ben Johnson, a new member of this company, will characterize Uncle Maury. William H. Murdoch will be seen in the "heavy" of Tom East man (alias Fuller). The character of Sharpe will serve _to introduce another new member of the Ferris company, Miron Leffingwell. G. C. Gunther is cast as Uncle Remus. Miss Masie Cecil will be seen as Georgia. Miss Maude Gilbert will characterize Clyde Harrod, the mountain girl. Miss Dora Horn will assume the role of Jean Beehymer. There will be a troup of plantation singers and dancers as well as a negro quartet. The play is in four acts and five scenes, act I. showing Sulphur Springs retreat (door yard of Mrs. Beehymer act II "Coon Hollow" gorge act II. is in two scenes, the first being the sitting-room of Mrs. Beehymer, the' second the Missis sippi river act IV., the Fuller cotton press. The usual matinees on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday will be given. "Gay Morning Glories." fhe Dewey theater will present this week Sam. A. Sorifoner's "Gay Morning Glories/' an organization well and favor ably known. This season Mr. Scrlbner has evolved numberless novelties, and in presenting the "Glories" has made every /effort to^be-original and not follow in the wake-of the* many shows of this class. In the two-aqt farce-there are many laugh able situations and it is different from the farces usually offered in this kind of a show, all coarseness being eliminated and replaced with bright, refreshing, clean comedy, catchm musical numbers well rendered by the Targe chorus. Due consideration has been g|ven in the se lection of the ladies forming the chorus, Defective Page 1Ve n 0* A MILLION AMERICAN BEAUTIES keep their blood pure, their complexion soft and clear, their breath sweet and their Tvhole bodies active and healthy with OASOARETS Candy Cathartic. The quick effects of OASOARETS as system cleaners and blood purifiers their promptness in curing pimples, boils, blotches, liver-spots, blackheads, and in sweetening1 tainted, breath, have become known through the kind "words of ladies who have tried them. Hence the sale of nearly A MILLION BOXES A MONTH. The quickest, surest, way to beauty is to cleanse the blood, for Beauty's Blood Deep. The first rule for purifying: the blood is to keep the bowels free, gently but positively. OASOARETS Candy Cathartic are the only medicine to do it. All druggists, 10c, 25o, 50c. Never sold in bulk. The genuine tablet stamped O O C , Sample and booklet free. Address Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New York. sa care being exercised that none above the age limit should be booked, and a fairer aggregation would be hard to find. Those comprising the vaudeville contingent are all stars in their particular lines, and among the names will be found Clifford and Burke, Cooper and Schall, Couture Brothers, Bijou Comedy Trio, Leslie Brothers, John and Lillian Hoover, Harry Hastings, Miss Viola Sheldon and Miss Dolly Jardon. In addition to the regular performances, there -will be a. grand holi day matinee Thanksgiving Day. The gorgeous costvmes shown, the dazzling electrical effects and the mag nificent scenery will prove a revela tion to all, together with the large chorus of beautiful young women, will make this production one worthy of particular in terest. F00TLIGHT FLASHES. Miss Percy Haswell and her company will present "A Royal Family" at the Metropolitan for the first half of the week commencing NOT. 30. This will be the first opportunity that local theater goers will have of seeing this unique and charming plaj, which for two seasons delighted New York theater goers. Adolph Pblllpp's copxpany ot German come dians, who lslte this city three years ago and left a pleasing impression, will play an engage ment of three nights and Saturday matinee at the Metropolitan, beginning Dec. 4. / Miss Mary Elizabeth Forbes is said to Hare niade a tremendous bit in the character of Bar bara Frietchie, in the famous war drama of the same name, in which Charles Astor Parker's dramatic organization wUl be seen at the Met lopolitan- Sunday evening, Dec. 7. "The Storks," heralded as something entirely different from anything appertaining to girls, music and fun seen here for some time, is the cheery announcement for the Metropolitan for three nights and Saturday matinee, commen cing Dec. 11. At the Metropolitan, for four nights and mati nee, beginning Sunday, Dec. 14, Herrmann the Great-will be the attraction. Herrmann is a %onderful prestidigitateur. who is rapidly ap proaching that stage of Ills art where there can be no improvement. Miss Grace Cameron, who established herself as a favorite with local theater goers in "Foxy Quiller" last season, is to be seen here as the star ot the Whitney opera company, which will present "A Noimandy Wedding" at th Metro politan for three nights and a matinee1,e starting Dec. 18. ..... Among prominent attractions booked for an earlv appearance in this city are "The Prince of Pllsen," now running at the Studebaker, Chi cago "Ben Hnr," "The Suburban," Primrose * Dockstader's minstrels, and Mme. Eleanora Duse In repertory. Tn "Sergeant James," the attraction at the Bijou following the West Minstrels is promised a play ot exceptional human., interest of varied and interesting Hinracter tjpes and of pictorial effectiveness. The locale is Montana. In two cfetieB Immense cycloramtc scene cloths running in a semicircle around the stage from the pro Bcenium arch on one side to the proscenium arch on the other are used. Otis Skinner wu.1 brim his supejb production of "taaarre" to the Metropolitan lor three nights and a matinee, opening i'Mr. Jolly of .Toliet'r edy to be presented at the Bijou shortly. It is said' to teem with comedy hits. Ed ward Garvte heads the fun makers and he Is aWv accompanied by Miss Ada Deaves, John and Maude Allison and fhe Premier quartet. "The Fatal Wedding," by Theodore Kramer, is announced for early appearance at the Bijou. This successful play will be produced with 111" same scenic splendoi and cast that character. Ized its presentation in Slew York. "The EvU "Bye," a spectacular tiick and nift clianli-al production overflowing with comedy, Will soon be seen at the Bijou. THE CHILDREN ENJOY Life out of doors and out of the gam es which they play and the enjoy- ment which they receive and the efforts which they make, comes the greater part of that healthful development which is so essential to their happiness when grown. When a laxative- is needed the remedy which is given to them to cleanse and sweeten and strengthen the internal organs on which it acts, should be such as physicians would sanction, because its component parts are known to be wholesome and the remedy itself free from every objectionable quality. The one remedy which physicians and parents, well-informed, approve and recommend and which the little ones enjoy, because of its pleasant flavor, its gentle action and its beneficial effects, is Syrup pf Figsand for the same reason it is the only laxative which should* be nsed by fathers and mothers. v Syr up of Figs is the only remedy which acts gently, pleasantly and naturally without griping, irritating, or nauseating and which cleanses the system effectually, without producing th at constipated habit which results from the use^f the old-time cathartics and modern imitations, and against' which the children should be so carefully guarded. If you would have them grow to manhood and womanhood, strong, healthy and happy, do not give them medicines, when medicines are not needed, and when nature needs assistance in the way of a laxative, give them only the simple, pleasant and gentleSyrup of Figs. Its quality is due not only to the excellence of the combination of the laxative principles of plants with pleasant aromatic syrups and juices, but also to our original method of manufacture and as you value the health of the little ones, do not accept any of the substitutes which unscrupulous deal- ers sometimes offer to increase their profits. The genuine article may be bought anywhere of all reliable druggists at fifty cents per bottle. Please to remember, the full name of the Company CALIFORNIA FIG SYR.UP CO.- is printed on the front of every pack age. In order to get its beneficial effects it is al ways necessary to buy the genuine only. IDec.eS, s th new musical com- NOVEMBER 22, * 1902.^ a^cauto CANDY CATHARTIC I H EV WORK WHILE YOU SLEEP ANNUAL SALE 10.000.000 Greates tin fhe World ABSOLUT E SECURITY . Genuine must bearsignature oi ^^7^^ SE E CARI ES LITTLE LIVER PIIIS - ^ MINE WRAPPER wiL George Sidney is this season SHIrounded with Opening Sunday evening. Nov. SO, the Ferrli a splendid company and a chorns of forty beauti- I company at the Lyceum will give a grand mtti ful glrla in "Busy I?.y," the comedy he will I tray production, the great war play, "Sheas* wwent. _,- ^#^|doah.".^ - _, ^ \ Yety small amd as aaay - take aa sugar. '&.]Yunoy BARTERS fJTTLE IV E R FOR HEADACHE. FOR OiniNESS. FOR BIUOUSREW. FOR TORPiO LIVER. FOR CONSTIPATION. FOR SALLOW SKIN. FQRTHEC0MPLQ0M van PI P" a SEE 6EN0INB WRAPPER -Jt ssr M ) : .