BILLS OF THE WEEK
AT TH E METROPOLITAN
& First Half"The Suburban."
|sK Second HalfBlanche Walsh In "The
?} Daughter of Hamllcar."
AT THE BIJOU
"The Evil Eye."
AT THE LYCEUM
"The Still Alarm."
AT THE DEWEY
C. T. Dazey chose the greatest event
of the racing season for one of the sit
uations of his new play, "The Suburban,"
which will be seen at the Metropolitan
beginning to-morrow night for four nights
and Wednesday matinee. The play is in
four acts and eleven scenes, and more
than 200 persons are concerned in its
nroduction. Of these twenty make up
the dramatis personae, while the rest All
the stage in those scenes which call for
crowds of men and women, such as the
gambling house near Ne w York the gar
den party at Robert Gordon's summer
home, near the sea the paddock, and the
grandstand at Sheepshead Bay.
The story tells of the Gordon familyan
offshoot from the old Sootch olan settled
in America/and deals with the trials and
tribulations of Donald, son of a stern old
Sootoh father, who thinks the head of a
house holds absolute sway over the mem
bers of his family and who will brook no
interference. Donald, an only son, loves
and is loved by a little mountain maid he
has met in the far west and to whom he
was secretly married before the play be
gins. An evil-minded cousin, Sir Ralph
Gordon, head of the clan, poisons Don
ald's father against the lad and succeeds
in having him turned out. The anxie
ties, the troubles, the temptations which
befall Donald and his wife their ultimate
triumph and the happy ending of their
rough road through life make up the
story. Incidentally the fortunes of the
Gordon family hang on the result of the
Suburban handicap. The scene is thrilling
BLANCHE WALSH AS SALAMMBO IN "THE DAUGHTER OF HAMILGAR."
At the Metropolitan Jan. 8-9-10.
in Its realism. The actual scene, painted
by Ernest Albert from photographic stud
ies made at the track at Sheepshead Bay,
conveys a good idea of the sight presented
on Suburban day, when all Ne w Tork, in
its best bib and tucker is present to cheer
thfi favorites and ito Je Its money -on
some one of the fine animals that are to
contest for supremacy.
All the familiar Hgures are in evidence.
There are the bookmakers, touts, jockeys,
horsemen, spectators. These people give
life and movement to the scene while ten
thoroughbred horses add to the realism.
Arching their beautiful necks, they cur
vet and prance as they parade to the post,
while the crowd cheers its favorites. The
jockeys, in their bright colors, make the
scene gay. The owners watch anxiously
bettors are confident schemers and ln-
. trlguers fear the failure of their plans
the horses themselves are only anxious
- to be off. Then comes the startand the
. cry "They're off!" and the horses dash
by, the jockeys straining every nerve to
win. A thrill goes through the lookers-on
as the horses speed by they watch the
fight for position among the leaders
thousands of dollars are hazarded on the
result. Then comes the frenzy of excite
ment as the race nears its finish and the
supreme moment of triumph when the
winning horse pulls under the wire. These
are the things which Jacob Litt's players
- and his wonderful stage mob present in
Blanche Walsh In "The Daughter of Ham
Blanche Walsh, accompanied by Charles
Dalton, in Stanislaus Stange's powerful
romantic tragedy, "The Daughter of
Hamilcar," will be the attraction at the
Metropolitan for three nights and Satur
day matinee, commencing Thursday,
The play is founded on Flaubert's mas
terpiece, "Salammbo," and the title role
Is such as could be assumed by few
actresses as by Blanche Walsh. Not even
excepting the Sardou dramas in which
this beautiful and gifted actress has been
seen, has she found a character so well
suited to her temperament and dramatic
It has been the aim to repioduce the
barbaric splendor of Carthage of oldthat
Carthage which defied the armies of Rome
and ruled the world's commerce. The
lavish luxury of the priestly processions,
the costly ceremonials, the troops of sav
age warriors, the dancing and singing
girls, the hordes of slaves from all coun
tries in fact, the movement and color and
splendor of the African kingdom has been
reproduced as closely and as clearly as the
limits of the stage permit. Of the story
which irakes all this pageantry possible,
and which forms the basis of the produc
tion, it is said that it is a whirlwind of
passion and towers into the regions of
tragedy the torrid natures of Matho and
Salammbo and their consuming passion
sweeping the gamut of emotion.
No doubt the theme of Salammbo In
spired Mateerlinck's play, "Mona Van'na,"
the drama interdicted by the l.ondon play
censor. , Certain it, is that the central
figure in "The Daughter of Hamilcar" has
been the fountain from which poets and
painters, sculptors and writers of fiction
have derived inspiration for some df the
greatest works -of the age.
The eight scenes were painted by Logan
Reid, formerly soenic artist for the late
Augustin Daly, and by Joseph Physloc.
The costumes, which for variety and gor
geousness are said to eclipse anything
shown heretofore in a dramatic produc
tion, are from designs by Mme. Seidle of
the Metropolitan opera-house. Ne w York.
Henry K, Hadley, the well-known com
poser, has written the score. It includes
stately marches, priestly chants and mar
Miss Walsh is ably seconded by Charles
Dalton, the young heroic actor whose work
as Marcus Superbus In "The Sign of the
Cross" will be remembered. Other well
known players in prominent roles are
Hugo Toland, Robert Lowe, Jerome Har
rington, Harold Welch and Ina Brooks.
"The Evil Eye." - 1 -
The offering at the Bijou next week will
be "The Evil Eye" or the Further Funny
Breaks of Nid arid the Continued Comical
Contortions of Nod." A s both Nid and
Nod have proved.. the funniest ,of panto-
mime creations in former productions of
"The Evil Eye," it is easy to predict
that their "further and continued" com
icalities will be interesting to their army
A complete new production is promise-1
this season with new and sumptuous
scenery, brilliant costuming from designs
by Mcllvaine, unusual stage effects, great
mechanisms, elaborate properties and
other surprising features.
The mechanical portion of "The Evil
Eye" performance borders upon the mar
velous. There are the wonderful windmill
with its whirl of four acrobats in mid-
*&ir. the indescribable disappearing room
with all its funny incidents, the break
away which gets rid of "The Evil Eye"
in a unique manner, the marvelous bicycle
and many other unusual and original
ideas and tricks. The cast includes the
noted comedian and mimic, Richard T.
Brown the clever singing comedienne,
Miss Josie Sisson Miss Helen Foy, the
Troubadour Four, Nat Wixon, Harry
Thornton, Burt Eaton and William Fuller.
George Berahi Norman and the famous
brothers Kennard, the European panto
mlmists, musicians, dancers and specialty
acrobats whose successes as the mis
chievous dumb boys, Nid and Nod, have
identified them with these parts.
Another feature is offered in the re
appearance after two years' absence of
the great Phasey troupe, which consists
of sixteen pretty and clever English girls
who excel in singing and dancing and who
offer as a finale a full brass band spe
cialty. "The Still Alarm."
The coming week will be made a theatri
cal event of unusual importance at the
Lyceum. Commencing Sunday evening at
8:16, Manager Dick Ferris announces a
week's engagement, Including Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday matinees, of Jo
seph Arthur's stirring comedy drama,
"The Still Alarm." This well-known and
popular play illustrates forcibly the deep
interest playgoers take in the simple and
ordinary things of every-day life, when
presented in an attractive form. Few plays
have enjoyed such a prosperous career as
"The Still Alarm." Its sentiment, humor,
spirit and pathos, its realism and its sen-
, /.... ' THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. ,
sational scenes move the audience and fix
the attention from the rise to the fall of
the curtain. The Are engine scene will be
remembered as one of the most ingenious
stage effects ever put into a drama, and
it is reproduced in this play with most
minute details. **
The company is cast as follows: 'Will
D. Corbett, as the brave Jaok Manley
W m. H. Murdoch, as the villain, John
Bird, alias Gorman Ben Johnson will es
say the role of Doc Wilbur Herbert Bren
on, who created the part of Willie Manley
in the original production, will be seen in
that role G. C. Gunther plays Franklin
Fordham the character of Joe Jones, a
relic of volunteer days, is undertaken by
Robert Folsom, a new member of the Fer
ris company, and a local favorite, who
hails from the twin cities. Miss Grace
Hayward is cast in the role of- Cad Wil
bur Miss Maude Gilbert as Elinore Ford
ham, and Miss Dora Home as Mrs.. Manley,
mother of Jack. ' [
The third act is a feature in stage real
ism. It is laid in the central fire station,
where the Still,Alarni quartet will render
some good old songs. In this scene there
is a still alarm sent in," to which, the fire
men go. with full equipment, as regards
horses, engine, etc., which have been lent
to the Ferris company through the cour
tesy of Fire Chief Canterbury. The other
five scenes will be cared (or in the style
characteristic of all Ferris productions.
This play has not been presented in this
city for ten years, but those fortunate
enough to have seen it remember what a
grand and thrilling production it was, and
it will certainly receive good treatment in
the hands of the Ferris company.
At the second souvenir matinee of the
Ferris company, at the Lyceum, Tuesday
afternoon, each lady present will be pre
sented with a beautiful mounted ivorytype
of Miss Grace Hayward. H e has hot for
gotten the children in the gallery, to whom
a sterling or gilt-mounled button photo
will be presented.
Rose Sydell's "London Belles," equipped
with novel, new and original features of
supreme merriment, a show that com
bines all the strongest and most delightful
elements of burlesque and first-class vau
deville will appear at the Dewey theater,
commencing with the matinee to-morrow,
and lovers of comedy, admirers of pretty
women, devotees ofv
simple, will -find plenty to amuse and in
terest them from the rising of the curtain
until the final fall. A n effervescent con
coction of hilarious merriment entitled
"Married Mashers," opens the bill, which
is a merry musical nielange, augmented by
twenty beautiful and well voiced choris
ters, ten versatile humorists and a wealth
of superb scenery, pretty stage settings
and sparkling music. The action is rapid
and the dialogue snappy. The vaudeville
talent is the best procurable for money
and taking specialties are contributed by
LaClair, the great comedy juggler Wash
burn and Grant, the society queens
A GROUP OF CHARACTERS IN "THE SUBURBAN."
At the Metropolitan To-morrow Night.
ILLUSTRATED BY LEVERING
GUY WETMORE CARRYL'S CLEVER TRAVESTIES ON GRIMM'S
FAIRY TALES PICTURED BY A FORMER MINNEAP-
"Grimm Tales Made Gay,*by Guy Wet
more Carryl, Wltht Gay Pictures by Albert
Levering," is the wording on the front' of
one of the funniest of this season's books.
This book is of especial interest in Min
neapolis because Mr.- Levering began his
artistic career here. H e was one of the
best of the many good architectural
draftsmen who have worked in the twin
cities. While doing his best work in
architecture he abandoned this work to do
newspaper illustrating. H e was a hard
worker and made rapid progress, study
ing in the night classes of Burt Harwood's
art school and doing a phenomenal
amount of work for his paper. From here
he went to the Chicago Tribune, and then
to the New York Journal, and after two
or three years newspaper work went to
Munich for two years' study abroad.
Mr. Levering's funny pictures in Har
pers' pubications, and in Life and Judge
have made him a reputation as one of the
leading humorous illustrators of this
The verse in "Grimm Tales Made Gay"
pleasure pure- and
Campbell and Weber, artists^ in dutch
Paul and Arthur, in high class musical
novelties Anderson and Wallace, travers
novelties Anderson and Wallace, travesty
artists Gilmore and Celeste, Ruth
beautiful and charming Rose Sydell.
V / FOOTMGHT FLASHES.
1 Daniel Sully will be seen at the Metropolitan
for half a week opening Jan. 22 in a new play,
"The Old Mill Stream."
Adelaide Thurston in her latest success, "At
Cozy Corners," will be seen at the Metropolitan
for half a week, beginning Jan. 11.
Underlined for Ferris productions are "Rip
Vun Winkle," "The Three Musketeers," "Belle
of Richmond," "Heart and Sword" apd "A Gild
David Belasco's war play, "The Heart of
Maryland," will open a week's engagement at
the Bijou on Jan. 25, with a number of promi
nent players in_ the cast.
For the week of Jan. 11, the Ferris Stock com
pany will produce the great success, "Woman
Against Woman." This play has been enjoying
great success in all of the stock houses of the
The Primrose & Dockstader Minstrels open a
half week engagement at the Metropolitan Jan.
15. From curtain rise to finale, one continuous
round of effervescent merriment and fun greets
the theater-going epicure. k
Charles B. Hanford will appear at the Met
ropolitan for half a week commencing Jan. 18,
In productions of "The Taming of the Shrew"
and "Much Ado About Nothing." Mr. Han
ford has long been identified with Saksperlan
Among the clever people who ' support the
comedians, Williams and Walker, in their latesr
musical comedy, "In Dahomey," are Lottie Wil
liams, ^.da Overton Walker, Fred Douglas,
George Catlin, Jesse A. Shipp and a chorus of
pretty girls. It is underlined at the JJijou.
Among the attractions at the Bijou will be "At
the Old Cross Roads," a story of life in the
sunny south. The company includes Estha Wil
liams, Jane Corcoran,' Mary Rose, Mrs. Charles
G. Craig, Louise Vallontine, Edwin Walter,
J. J. Plerson, Thomas Ince, F. Mostyn Kelly,
Maurice. Hedges and others-of equal note.
Following "The F.vil EjV," Robert B. Mantell.
seupported by a select company, will be seen at
tho Bijou. Mr. Mantell stands to-day in Amer
ica almost alone as a romantic actor: Mr^. Man
tell will Include in liis repertory here "The Dag
ger and the Cross," "The Face in the Moon
light," "Monbars" and "The Lady of Lyons."
Among the attractions booked for early ap
pearance at the Metropolitan are The Bos
tonians in "Maid Marian," and "Robin Hood,"
the musical comedy "San Toy," Walker White
side in repertory including "Richard lit.'"
"The Merchant of Venice," and -"Hamlet," and
David Warfleld in his great success, "She
One of the most natural scenes ever placed
upon. the stage- is the one showing, the black
smith shop in full operation In "Kerry Gow,"
which Joseph Murphy presents at the Bijou
soon. 'The actor makes a horseshoe from its
crude state to its completion in full view" of
the audience. .Mr. Murphy will also present
"Replete with regal refulgence, redolent with
charming maidens, sidereal in cast, redundant in
scenic boauty. sublimely wonderful in mechanical
surprises, primordial in every feature," is the
modest way in which - the advance man speaks
of the Boyol Lilliputians, who are aj*tfng the
coming attractions at the' Bijou in their new
musical spectacular extravaganza, "In Poster-
land," which introduces some dozen clever midg
uts, four giants and some-half dozen ordinary
sized people In the cast, besides a chorus of
is collected from Harpers', The Century,
Life, The Smart Set, The Saturday
Evening Post and the London Tatler.
There is also much new matter, and the
pictures, which form quite their share of
the book, are all brand new and highly
original. For instance, note the illustra
tion for the lines:
This act seemed to madden
The mind of Aladdin,
But, 'spite of his impotent wrath,
His manor-house vanished,
To nothingness banished,
And while he was taking a bath.
It Is doubtful if Grimm would recognize
this modernization of his tales, but they
are extremey refreshing to modern people.
The poet tells how Little Red Riding
Hood came to be eaten. H e portrays her
as a precocious child, who:
For obedience was effusively thanked,
And for anything else she was carefully spanked.
It thus isn't strange
.That Red Riding Hood's range
Of rlrtues BO steadily grew
That soon she won prizes
Of different slses,
And golden encoasflMRt too.
At eleren this lass
Had a Sunday school class,
At twelve wrote a volume of verse,
At thirteen was yearning
For glory and learning
To be a professional nurse.
To glorious height-
The young paragon might '
Have grown if not nipped In the bud.
After describing the fate of Red Riding
Hood with the w.olf Mr. Carryl draws the
And yet it was better,
I fear, he should get her
Just think what she might have become!
For an infant so keen,
Might In futre have been
A woman of awful renown,
Who carried on fights
For feminine rights
As the mare of an Arkansas town,
She might have continued the crime of her
And come to write verse for the Big Maga
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