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Metropolitan'The Royal Chef.
Henry Miller in 'Joseph Entangled.''
i For four nights and Wednesday mati
nee, beginning Sunday evening, Oct. 2,
the Metropolitan will have as its at
traction that musical comedy effer
vesenee "The Royal Chef," a musical
cocktail that demonstrated its fitness
as a public favorite by rurning six
months in Chi"igo. The cast that will
be seen her, as well as the production,
is the same that won unstinted applause
in the windy city. The humorous story
upon which the plot hinges is that of
the adventures of one Heinrich
Lemphauser, who, lured by the glowing
prospectus of a Cook's tour, takes this
means of escaping from the arduous
*bor entailed by a political campaign,
wheiein he was a candidate for alder
man. In his journey he lands on the
mythical island of Oolong-
Charles Frohman is to present Henry
Miller at the Metropolitan the last half
of next week, commencing Thursday
evening in a new comedy entitled,
"Joseph Entangled," written by Henry
Arthur Jones, the author of "The
Liars," "Whitewashing Julia and
other successful plays. The company
supporting Mr. Miller is of the highest
order of excellence and includes Miss
Hilda Spong, Miss Grace Heyer, Mrs.
Maggie Holloway Fisher, Miss Laura
Crews, John Glendenning, Frederick
Tiden, J. Hartley Manners, Stanley
'Dark, Walter Allen, Frederick Tyler,
Bertram Harrison and Frank Willard
The story of the play is as follows:
Sir Joseph Lacy finds himself in Lon
don, his man ill with the chickenpox
and dropped at a way station and his
luggage lost. He is passing the city
house of Hardolph Mayne, when he is
hailed by the butler. The butler hav
ing been previously employed in the
Lacy household, a conversation follows
BILLS OF THE WEEK.
At the Dewey The Bon Ton Burlesquers
In "The Royal Chef," at the Metropolitan Tomorrow Night.
and is im
pressed into the service of the ruler of
this island as the king's chef, notwith
standing Ms protestations and his ap
peal for release on the grounds of his
American citizenship. Submitting io
what seems to him the inevitable, he
commences his labors as the culinarv
expert of the royal kitchen. Having
been served with notice that unless his
dishes find favor with the regal palate,
he will lose his head, he endeavors to
placate the local sovereign with iokes
and songs to cover up his deficiencies
and ignorance of what can be evolve!
with pots and pans, spices and condi
ments. Needless to say, this furnishes
no end of humorouB situations, con
ducive to the best of good humor, and
in which any audience cau find
abundant food for merriment and laugh
ter. An exceptionally good cast of
principals and a beauty chorus of forty
assist materially in the production and
the mounting and costuming are lavish
in the extreme.
At the Metropolitan
First Halfa "The Royal Chef"
Ferris Players in "Th Woman in Black"
and the Lacy predicament is explained.
Whereupon the butler, declaring his
master and mistress away from home,
offers to put Sir Jiseph up for the night.
The wife of Hardolph Mayne was for
merly engaged to Sir Joseph. On this
particular night she returns suddenly
to town in an effort to prevent an in
discretion upon the part of a sister, and
instructs the servants not to mention
The following morning Sir Joseph
and Lady Verona meet at breakfast.
Before the meal is finished gossip
ing friends call, announce the pro
spective visit of Hardolph Mayne,
and refuse to believe the circumstances
of the breakfast to be as innocent as
the interested parties insist. The story
eventually reaches the ears of the hus
band, who is naturally outraged. It
is fed and fattened by the efforts of
the misunderstanding servants to shield
their mistress, and is approaching the
7Mibhc scandal and divorce stage, when
the husband overhears a conversation
between Sir Joseph and Lady Verona,
which sets his mind at rest, He begs
forgiveness, receives it, and a reason
able happiness o'erspreads the entan
gled ones, save in the case of Sir
Josephand he decides upon travel.
The comedy is in three acts and is said
to be the best Jones vein.
Bijou"The Two Little Waifs."
"The Two Little Waifs," Lincoln J.
Carter's popular melodrama, will be
seen at the Bijou the coming week, com
mencing with a matinee tomorrow after
non and including the usual We Tues
day and Saturday matinees.
The story deals with the separation
of man and wife bv the appearance on
the scene of a woman from the strcots,
who is the wife's twin sister. Thev are
as like as two peas," altho nuknown
to each other. The husband iatches
this woman with another man in his
garden, and concluding without further
evidence, but contrary to her protesta
tions of innocence, that it is his wife,
discards her He leaves IL a pa-wion,
ana falling overboard from a Stalen
Island ferryboat, is picked up by a ves
sel outward bound and becomes a
soldier in the Philippines, whence he re
turns sick and almost dead. Mean
while his wife merely exists in a garret,
on the scanty proceeds of her sewing,
and the earnings of her little boy, be
ing all the while besieged by the villain,
who is concerned in her domestic mis
fortunes. She remains true, however,
and with her two starving children
wanders in the streets, at last being
found where the snow is falling before
an illuminated church, with organ play
ing a soft anthem inside. Here there is
a joyful reunion after a long nightmare
The actress who plavs the dual role
or the wife of the adventuress does
STANLEY AND LOLITA LAMB.
"Two Little Waifs," at the Bijou Next Week.
Saturdayftevening ^^THE^MINNEAPQLIS JOURNAL.
The picture shows the house of E1I-
wm D. Fuller, 3417 Longfellow avenue
S, and the back yard of his home. It
is a fine suggestion of what can be ac
complished in the way of beautifying a
small piece of land. The lot is 44x125
and on it stands the house and shed, al
lowing sufficient space for a pretty
front and back yard. Several fine
trees surround the home, and beautiful
flower beds are laid out. One of the
attractive spots in the back yard is the
place which Mr. Fuller has arranged for
fish and lily ponds, in which he grows a
profusion of white, pink and blue water
lilies. One of the ponds is 4x6 and it is
filled with growing water hyacinths and
in the other, 6x8, the lilies bloom and
arrow lilies, parrot's feathers and water
some interesting bits of lightning
change work in costuming and facial
make-up and it requires the closest at
tention to discover that both roles are
played by the same person. Miss
Blanche Shirley, who is said to wear
some beautiful gowns, will be seen in
this character. The famous Lamb chil
dren, Stanley and Lolita, who play the
parts of the two little waifs, are very
clever and natural their pathetic
parts. The scenery is said to be much
above what is commonly seen and with
a variety of electrical and mechanical
effects, make a handsome stage setting,
there is a rich humor running all thru
the story, giving one a breathing spell
from the more serious tone of the plot.
Several good specialties are promised
and the play as a whole is full of life,
ginger and animation.
Lyceum"The Woman in Black."
"The Woman in Black," Grattan
Donnelly's comedy-drama, which is to
be produced at the Lyceum next week,
is an unusually interesting play dealing
with life in the heart of New York.
The play runs for the entire week, with
matinees on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday. The story deals with inter
esting phases of New York life, and
possesses a semi-political tinge in that
the two leading male characters are
engaged in a hot contest for a seat in
congress. They also have other inter
ests that clash, and a story of intense
interest is developed artfully. The
wierd effect of hypnotic influence is
shown with no little skill. Mansfield
the hero, is the political adversary of"
John Crane, an unscrupulous man who
is supposed to be a millionaire and who
desires to marry his niece, Stella, to his
son Jack, in order to control her for
The political battle ends in a very
spirited scene at the close of the third
act, which shows the crowd watching
the election returns come in. They are
flashed on a screen by a stereopticon
and the crowd watches the battle of
ballots and gives vent to its enthusiasm
in a characteristic way. The play is
full of exciting moments and abound"
in characteristic types readily recog
nized by those familiar with life in the
great city. The cast:
John Crane, au ambitious millionaire
A PLAIN BACKYARD TRANSFORMED
domestic... Laurett Alle
Maid to Madame Zenda Frankie Harrison
Madame Zenda Grace Hay ward
DeweyThe Bon Tons.
Good burlesque shows are numerous
this season. The whole tone of bur
lesque has been advanced, in obedi
ence to popular demand. Sensible and
up-to-date managers have come to the
conclusion that the old methods would
not dothat the public demanded a
radical change, and the wise ones have
made the change accordingly. The star
burlesque entertainments of the cur
rent season are as good to see, as amus
ing to hear, and as thoroly enjoyable
as the high-toned musical comedies or
the swell extravaganzas. Smut and
coarseness, an unpleasant feature of the
old-time shows, have been eradicated,
and the managers who persisted in send
ing out such shows have been driven
Foremost among the shows that flour
ish under the new order of things is
^'Rush's Bon Tons," a company which
is gaimngfame as the season advances.
The Bon Tons have every requisite for
a big and successful show. They have
the music, the dresses, the scenery, the
stagings, the comedians, and, above all,
the pretty women. Their entertain
ment is the best that time, money and
long stage training could provide, and
the most captious critics find nothing
wrong or offensive from one end to
the other of their program.
Edw. F. Eush, the manager of the
Bon Tons, which will play at the Dewey
theater for one week, beginning mati
nee tomorrow, has collected an excep
tionally strong array of comedians and
coryphees, specialty stars and. hilarious
sketch teams. Both the vaudeville and
burlesque departments are well looked
after. In the variety olio, every turn
of the star pattern, will he Williams
and Adams, Monte Carlo Ethiopian
millionaires Fields and Cook, German
comedians the three Livingstons, mar
velous acrobats the Simpsons, premier
Ellwin D. Fuller of Longfellow Avenue South Is His Own Gardener and Ha sAc-
complished Wonders in i Few Seasons' Work,
poppies raise their beautifully colored
blossoms above the water. In these
aquariums are sixty goldfish and frogs
and toads also claim the watery home as
Mr. Fuller has also two aquariums in
his house, and he never changes the
water in summer and in winter, as the
plants and the tadpoles purify the wa
ter sufficiently. Every fall the fish
from out-of-doors are removed into the
indoor acquariums. where they live thru
the winter. The lilies and other pond
plants are taken up and stored in the
cellar until spring, while the costly
perennials are properly covered and
In a strip of ground 20x31 and along
the walk and fence is one splendid mass
musical artists Grace Leonard, come
The burlesques presented are two
"Parisian Jamboree" and A Wild
Night," written by Sol Fields. Both
skits are replete with fun and frolic
and are guaranteed to keep the audi
ence in a hubbub of laughter.
William A Biadv's production of "The Pit,"
which pioved the most substantial hit of last
seison in Chicago and New "ioik. will be of
feied at the Metropolitan for the half-week
commenting Oct. 9, with Wilton Lackaye in
the leading role
The new Glen Macdonough comedy, "Bird
Cei or, which,9m^tuous*rivatl tooted a big hi in Chicago,h will
be given production a* the Metropolitan for
half a week, beginning Obt 18.
Simon Iirant/er, a district "boss" Ben Johnson
Trank Mansfleld, a joung American Lewis Stone
John Crane. Jr r-onj Jack" .Leslie Moroseo
Dan O'Hura, the Piide of the Bowerj
Tuffer, a politicil worker Charles Bmnham
Swanzy, a ardheeler Ernest Fisher
Joe, a wnitei Oscar Gley Buggs
Jimp, a waif Harray Cour
Mile, lluby. Queelns of the Vaudevilles
INTO 3s\ SPOT OP RARE BEAUTY
wolf Hopper ia, the Wle^w-le. is scheduled for
appeaience at the MetrcrpU!4tan for- four nights
and matinee, starting Oct 18.
One of the most popular comedians in this
country is Arthur Dunn, who is this season
iUn ing rn the big musical extravaganza. The
Kunawajs," -nbich comes to the Metiopolttan
for the half-week, opening Oct. 20. Mr. Dunn
appears as a jockey, a role *hat fits him ad
mirably owing to his diminutive statute.
William Morrisstarrin for a longa time leading man
of the famou1s8 Empire Theater Stock company in
in new comedy by
Fiank Wyatt, entitled "Who's Brown?" and is
bool.ed at the Metropolitan for the half-week
commencing Oct. 23.
The company which Rich & Harris will send
heie to the Metropolitan for the half week be
ginning Oct. 27, to support Blanche Ring in
With the Bon Tons, at the Dewey Next
"Vivian's Papas," includes all the principals
that were members of the cast during the mn
of 101 nights at Power's theater. Chicago
The November bookings at the Metropolitan
include Henry W. Savage's production of the
latest Pixlej-Luders success, "Woodland", Vera
Michelena in "The Jewel of Asia", "Babes in
Toyland", Kyrle Bellew in "Raffles" Walker
Whiteside in a new play called "Da-vid Gar
rick's Love" "The Wizard of Oz", Edward
Moigan and Janet Waldorf in "The Eternal
City", Piank Daniels in "The Office Boj"
Ezra Kendall in his latest successful play,
"Weatherbeaten Benson," and "Florodora."
Among the plays to be produced at the Ly
ceum by Manager Ferris in the near future aie
"righting Bob," "Alice of Old Vinceni.es,"
"When Knighthood Was in Flower," "Charlie's
Aunt," "Are You a Mason?" and "Audrey
Among the coming attractions at the Bijou
a genuine novelty is Charles A Tayloi's "Queen
of the Highway," a melodrama dealing with
frontier life before the Indian, the scout, the
unegade and the bandit had passed away. It
comes the week of Oct. 9.
Blaney's best American melodrama, "Across
the Pacific" will be seen at the Bijou soon.
Few epigrams of the stage have attained the
wide publicity accorded to the famous saying of
Rose MelviUe in her comedy drama of rural
life, "Sis Hopkins," to be seen soon at the
Bijou. In the second act Miss Melville says to
the villain of the piece: "You can't never make
I'uthin' doin' for nobody for nuthin'."
Margaret Miles, a niece of General Miles, is
one of the principal figurantes with the Nat M.
Mills' organisation in "A Son of Rest," under
lined for early appearance at the Bijou.
Among the attractions scheduled for appear
ance at the Bijou are "Her First False Step,"
"Hearts Adrift," Ralph Stuart in "The"* Right
of Sword," Keller, the magician, and "Wedded
But No Wife."
Cheap Bates to the South.
The Wisconsin Central will, on Oct.
11th and Nov. 15th, sell round-trip tick
ets to all points in Alabama, Florida,
.Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, North and South Carolina, Ten
nessee and Virginia, at less than
one fare for the round trip. For full
information, call on or address V. C.
Eussell. 230 Nicollet aewiiue. Tele
phone, N. W., 355 C./356.
1 rt rg
of flowers, glorious in their profuse col-
oringsGerman iris, moccasin plants,
pitcher plants, fleur de lis, hydrangeas,
sweet peas, catalpa trees, roses, honey
suckle, goldenglows, asters and cosmos
make a picture of ever-changing color
resembling a rich oriental carpet. All
the work was done by Mr. Fuller, and
three years ago there was not a single
flower in the garden. What Mr. Fuller
has so successfully accomplished can
be done by many others, for the scope
for experimenting on these subjects is
unlimited. Home gardening has its re
wards, and the pleasures derived fro
an abundant flowerbed
compensation for the possible diseour
agemants which the home gardener is
bound to encounter.
G. L. MOREILL.
A Modern Sacrifice."
"Mr. Morrill, I've got to kill
I looked into the face of this modern
Abraham. He was not intoxicated or
"I've come to Minneapolis and want
a flat, but they won't rent one because
of my 4-year-old boy, tho he is as quiet
and gentlemanly as some boys three
times as old."
Poor father! Kept out of Minne
apolis where he could be-* a financial
help. Poor mother! Deprived of city
advantages she has longed tor. Poor
little boy! Whose education is to be
neglected at an age when most needed.
Were it a joke 1 could say, "Minne
apolis will go democratic, for no man
with Eoosevelt's idea of children can
live here." But seriously, shall Min*
neapolis resemble Paris with its child
less curse? Is childhood a necessary
evil to be minimized and ostracized!
Is the music of boyish laughter to be
banished from compartment hall and
down-town street? Shall selfish, mar
ried souls say, I am glad I have no
babies tagging after me?" Shall own
ers of flats forget their childhood, and*
the sacrifice of others who endured
their noise, dirty hands and muddy
If such a new king has arisen who
knows not Joseph, let the motto, "God
Bless Our Home," be changed to, "God
Bless Our Flat,'' and be understood aa
referring to the child-hating owner and
In marked contrast to this Minne
apolis spirit is the feeling I found in a
recent visit to Alton, 111., where my old.
friend is building a "Stork's Boost,"
and has offered a prize for the first
child born under his roof.
I was in this same city my father
had a minister's blessing of a small
salary and big family." There were
eight of usnone too many for land
lord or parents. How dark it was that
night when I locked the door on the
brother who had unlocked it for .me
so many times, because the stars looked
down on his new-made grave.
"Do not sin against the child." No
child, no home. No home, no heaven
but an earthly existence where hu
manity's face instead* of being suffused
by sympathy is furrowed by the hard
lines of selfishness.
"O, the days gone by! O, the days gone
The music of the laughing lips, the lustre
of the eye,
The childish faith in fairies, and Alad
din's magic ring
The simple, soul-reposing, glad belief in
When life -was like a story, holding
neither sob nor sigh,
In the golden, olden glory of the day*
Heaven is not a childless flat. He
whose birth dignified womanhood, whose
work ennobled manhood, whose miracle
gladdened Canna's wedding feast, loved
"Suffer little children to come unto
Me, and forbid them not for of such is
the kingdom of heaven."
Through co California Without Change.
Via the Minneapolis & St. Louis Eail
road. Personally conducted tourist cars
to San Francisco and Los Angeles each
Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday
car leaves St. Paul 9:00 a.m., running
by the way of Kansas City and the
opula Santa Fe System through New
and Arizona, arriving Los An
geles Sunday morning. Thursday car
leaves St. Paul $:00 p.m., running by
the way of Omaha, Colorado Springs
and the famous ScenicN,Boute'' to Og
den, thence Southern Pacific, arriving
Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
Before purchasing your tickets, call
on or address J. G. Eickel, City' Tick
et Agent, 424 Nicollet Ave.
A Beautiful Niagara Picture.
There is nothing better to hang on
one's study wall than a fine picture of
some grand scene of nature. Niagara
Falls is probably the grandest sight on
earth, and one of the finest pictures of
the cataract is the water color of Chas.
Graham. This has been reproduced by
lithography in twelve colors, 15x24 in.,
on heavy plate paper and will be sent
to any postoffice in the world on re
ceipt of fifty cents, in stamps or sil
ver. O. W. Euggles, G. P. &
T. A.,Address, Michigan Central E. E Chicago.
When grapes nosw ripe in clusters load
are a generoum
*o. that characterize the goldenrod. Like
that plant, its leafage increases in area
SfMcial io The Journal..
Zumbrota, Minn., Oct. 1.Mr. and Mrs.
Stars! of this place celebrated their golden
wedding here Wednesday. Mr. Starz was born
Nov, 24, 1830, in Germany, and came to this
country at the age of 23 and settled in Ohio.
While there he married Rosina Bldmingmier on
Sept. 28, 1854. From Ohio Mr. and Mrs Starz
went to Milwaukee, where they lived two years.
In 1857 they came to Minnesota and homesteaded
The average age of the members of
the Morris (Minn.) Military band is
18. The band was organized but a
few months ago, and has since pur
cha ed uniforms, erected a bandstand,
and is paying an experienced band
leader almost without the assistance of
the citizens. Mr. Dorcy of Minneap
olis is instructor, and will make it one
of the representative band .organiza
tions of the state.
First EowBeginning at top, John
Olson, tuba Ernest Trieschel, slide
trombone: John Fowler, barytone
James 0,'Malley, barytone Morgan
WILD FLOWER OF THE WEEK
In autumn the asteT is seen on the
highway and by the brooks, thru the
meadows and prairies, and the abun
dance of its blossoms and the luxuri
ance of its coloring makes its coming
welcome. The Greeks called the flower
a starwort, and one of the Latin poets
sings of it thus:
"The Attic star, so named in Grecian
But called Amellus by the Mantheon
In meadows reigns near some cool
Or marshy vales where winding currents
Wreaths of this gilded flame
sheps- ththe habit
Mr. and Mrs. Stars of Zumbrota, Early Homesteaders in Minne
sota, Celebrate Their Golden Wedding.
Photo by A S. Williams. i
as the light becomes weaker. In tha
forests, where it commonly grows, it
pushes thru the underbrush with its
wandlike stem until it reaches light.
About two hundred species are known
and the flowers vary in tint from lav
ender to white and blue. Along the
seacoast grows the showy aster, a
flower of remarkable richness and
Around the aster cluster many super*
stitions. It was a favorite with the
Greek and Eoman for adorning the al
tars of the gods, and the herb itself
was consecrated to Juno. The German
fraulein read her fortune by the as.
ter quite as frequently as by the daisy,
and, like Marguerite in "Faust,'"
strips the flower of its petals with al
ternate declarations of "He loves me,
he loves me not." I was formerly
believed that the leaves, burned, would
drive away rheumatism, diseases of the
joints and snakes.
WEDDED FOR FIFTY YEARS,
op to 1899, when they moved to Zumbrota.
All of their children are livingBJ. H. Stan-*
John and Mrs. Henry Weiss,
MORRIS IS PROUD OF ITS NEW BAND
Mrs. Theo Thoreson and
Mr. and Mrs. Starz have fifteen grandchildren,
fourteen of whom were present at the celebra
tion, also two great-grandchildren.
Among out-of-town guests at the celebration
were Miss Clara Bennevitz of Warren, Mrs. T.
L. Bennevitz and J. C. Bennevlte of Minneapolis.
160 acres in Minneola township, where they lived
Montgomery, second Bb tenor Harry
Long, second Bb tenor Frank Powers,
first Bb clarionet.
Second EowFrank Haight, base
drum Louis Schumann, alto 'Paul
Eames, second Bb cornet Taylor Pen
nock, solo cornet August "Peterson,
Third RowJames Munro, snare
drum Tom Harris, first Bb cornet
Charles Falkins, Eb clarionet.
Fourth RowAlfred Watzke, solo
clarionet Clarence Bicknell, solo clari
onet Louis Schuman, snaredrum.
Not in PictureProfessor William
Dorcy, leader M. Moldrum, piccolo.