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Metropolitan'' Ben Hur.''
Minneapolis is to again have an op
jortunity to see Klaw & Erlangcr^s
great speetaculai presentation of Gen
eral Wallace's Ben Hur. The play
is already familiar to the local theater
oers, as it has bcrn seen this citv
Wice befoie, but this time it comes
back greater and more massive than
ever. Everything is new. The scen
ery and costumes were never used until
the opening peifoimance in St. Paul
last Monday evening. The company is
also new, except thiee or four of the
principals, who have made distinct hits
and who have been retained on this ac
count. The organization has been pro
/nouneed by the pi ess of St. Paul super
ior to any of the other companies seen
there in the play. Numerous changes
have been made in the mechanical
equipmentespecially in the horse race
scene, which is much more effective
than ever before. The play is in' six
acts and eighteen scenes, and closely
follows General Wallace's story So
skillfully has the dramatist done his
work that it is difficult for the average
auditor to discern the few changes nec
essary in dramatization. The first
scene represents the Star of Bethlehem
in'd the Three Wise Men. Wierd
music is heard and the theme is heard
whenever any reference to the Naze
rene is made. No one will be seated
,vhile this scene is on. The next scene
(hows the palace of Hur in Jerusalem,
where the quarrel occurs between Ben
[ur and Massala. The next scene is
tid in' the interior of the Roman gtr
ey, with the rowers at work then
omes the meeting between Arrius and
Jen Hur and the wreck of the galley,
"he next scene presents the open sea,
nd the rescue of Arrius by Ben Hur.
'hen comes the Grove of Daphne, the
ileasure park of Antioch, where the
iallet is introduced. Ben' Hur again
"leets Massala and rescues the Egyptian
eiress from beneath the feet of the
Soman's horses. Ho also meets lldrim
nd arranges with the Arab for th^ use
his horses. Then comes the lake in
|e Orchard of Palms, probably the
lost beautiful scene e"\er presented on
hy stages The race is so familiar
iat it is pretty well understood by the
ublic Aft^r the race comes the Mount
t Oliver-scene afc'd the vision, proba
cy the most impressive stage picture*
rer presented. 0\er 340 people ap
2ar, and the Naz^renc is represented
ZJ\ awe-inspiring shaft of white
gbt^,,. All, told 400 people, twelve
METROPOLITANKlaw & Erlanger's spectacle, "Ben Hur."
All the week with matinees .Monday, Wednesday and Sat-
AUDITORIUMBanda Rossa in concerts, including musical
spectacle, Perosi's "Resurrection of Christ," all the week be-
ginning Monday evening, with matinees at 3 p.m.
BUOU"In Old Kentucky." All the week with matinees Sun-
day, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
ORPHEUMModern Vaudeville. All the .week, with daily
matinees. i
LYCEUMLow-Priced Vaudeville,
UNIQUEContinuous Vaudeville. Performances at 2, 3:30, 8
and 9:30. Amateur night Friday.
WONDERLANDOutdoor Amusement Park. Open from 1 to
11 p.m. Fireworks Tuesdays and Fridays.
DEWEYMay Howard's Burlesquers in burlesque and vaude-
ville. All the week with daily matinees. Ladies' perform-
ances Friday afternoon and evening.
Saturday Evening,
Attractions of Next Week
All the week with "daily
horses and a camel take part in the
production. So great has been the de- i
manu for seats that Manager Seott has
ananged to open the engagement with
a special Monday mitmee.
Bijou' 'In- Old Kntucky."
After having remained closed all
summer, the Bijou, resplendent in its
new decorations, and thoroly renovated
thruout, will reopen its doors Sunday af
ternoon. In Old Kentucky,'' the ever
welcome blnegrass drama, now on its.
thirteenth annual tour, will be the at
traction thruout fair week. 4. more
popular selection could not have been
Jacob Litt has established an enviable
record for this xla by keeping the cast
and production keyed up to the very
highest standard of excellence. This
year an exceptionally fine company has
been secured. The country has been ran
sacked for the funniest and cle\erest lit
tle pickaninnies obtainable, and this
feature will be better than ever.
In Old Kentucky'' has a sharp, in-
poitraval of -outWn hfeon^V.e\n er I
r__ -_-
can stne A special matinee will be
given on Monday, Labor Dav.
OrpheumModern Vaudeville.
Two duos of farcurs, a trio of mar
velous French aciobats and a dog and
pony show are among the fe^tmes vrith
which the Orpheum will nik its bid
for potronage state fair week. It will
be_ a v/eek of mirth and melody with
mirth piedomiaating. Hcadktg this
bill will be Bert Leslie and Robert L.
Dailey, who made thousands laug'i
while stsrring in "Paris by Night"
and "The Fortune Hunters Their I
i MAY, HOWAR D, ....,_
pines with Her Burlesque Company to the Dewey "next week.
tense story, with consistent characters Rav Bailey. They achieved ^their first
and a clean plot, marked contrasts, a fame by their marvelous poetic "cak e-
strong r?cing feature, comedy and pa- i walk" when that terpsichorean exer-
thos deftly interwoven, and an ab'in
dance of dramatic episodes and stirring
clmia-xes. The plot is laid in the blue
grass region of Kentucky, and presents
as its chief figure a simple, warmheart
ed mountain girl, who has lo^ ed above
her station, but with the sincerity which products of the Parisian high school of
brings her out triumphantafter sho
has defeated the plots of villainy. A
double interest is created, involving the
contention between 11 hrLo and the
max who thinks hjnWelf wronged* on the
one hand., .ind the hero and the villain,
on the oxhei. The plav admit* ed to
be perhaps the in"st vtviu and tirthful
me on tn Ameni- ,lnT1f :_,'
said to
acrobatics., Head-to-head and hand-to
hand bala%ing while standing three
men high. walking up and downstairs
"Peronal series which opened
season, is the kino
drom contribution. I is called "An
Adventurous Automobile Trip."
latest offering, "Going Abroad," is drome''s contributi
said fairly to scintilate with wit. Rob-
The event of the coming week in the
amusement world will be the opening
of the Lyceum as a popular-priced vau
deville house. The first performance
will be^given Monday night, and one of
the banner bills of the new manage
ment's long list of attractions has been
selected for the occasion.
Mayor Jones will deliver an address
of welcome, and give official sanction to
the launching oi the new venture. A
fine audience will b,e present- /and a
notible performance will make the oe
cpsion memorable* In his remarks.
Mayor Jones will "ring out the old
and ring in the new," for all thiii'gs
are to bechrnged at the Lyceum* The
familiar faces of stock company play
ers are to be seen 'no more and in their
places will come new acquaintances,
new figures in an endless variety of en
tertainment comprehended in the word
Thu3 every week, patrons of the Ly
ceum will see a new set of entertainers,
comprising eight distinct acts at each
-performance. Everything will be new,
as the bookings for the important vau
deville houses of the country, which are
in the Lvceum's circuit have never
been available in this citv nntil now.
"Zutka," the London Hippodrome's
twentieth century mvstery, will head
the big bill of fair week. This extraordi
nary act deals with a strange* life-size
figure which is placed in a receptacle
too small to accommodate a child^
body. The mystery is how the pupxe or
doll, if not instinct with lif ey can per
form a number of astounding tricks.
Seven other ambitious ac^s including!
the refined urdsical tturttf oi Luce and
Luce, the songs of Gertrude Morton,
the eccentric monolog of Billy l?aun and
the singing and dancing turn of Javois
and Tudo, will be presented.
The Bill is replete with novelty afcHl
concludes with a fine set of motion
pie- tures\^
UniqueContinuous Vau^evillef
The Unique theater offers a strong
bill for state fair week. As this thea
ter presents ietmtinupus vjujdeviller it
will be particularly attractive to vis-
Entertainer at the Orpheum Next Week.
ert Dailey is brother to "Pete," come
dian and monologist. The headlmers
will be assisted by William Mowry and
Maud Emery.
Another famous pair of mirth
mekers will be David Genrao and Miss
eise had it3 greatest vogue. A Cigar
ette Case'' is the skit in which they
now appear. Nat Crane plays "The
Smile that Won't Come Off,''
be a very pleosmg part.
The De Koe trip are the greatest
itors for the reason-*that they can drop
in any time and see much or little for
a yjry reasonable price of admission.
The "bill is headed by the Zimmermans,
who appear in a comedy sketch. Then
there will be H. V. and Bessie Lee,
who present a series ^of
which come under*"1
while playing musical instruments in I briskly, pauses bfit a moment and then
this position, and dozens of similar shoots out into the *air. He generally
feats are in this unequalcd trio's rep
ertory. The Sheep Dog and Pony
show is a circus in vaudeville, as the
the of
magic.'' Some of the other enter
tainers are Tuesa, a vocalist on the sou
brette order, who appears several
changes of costume James H. Max
well, a monolog comedian Black and.
Leslie in a novel comedy act: the Fay
sisters, "The Matinee Girls," in songs
and dances. Harold 'Bec-kro will fur
bish the illustrated songs feature and
will present a new, ballad entitled
Gliding Down the, Waters of the Old
Mississipp." There will be motion
pictures as usual.
The entertainers for the past week
hold over Sunday and it can be said
of them as a whole that they present
one of the mast satisfactory entertain
ments of the Wtnc* season.
DeweyMay "&QWZT&. Burlesquers.
/fter 'three' /years May Howard,
styled the quoen, of burlesque, will
W MinneapaAyat another visit. Miss
Howard comes to the Dewey theater
^statf fair wTSelc, Commencing^ With "the
matinee tomorrow, lsta spe,caal &ttrac
ti^ai. Her company"^"a clever one and
eaip|i aaidle&iss W^ft h#s been carried
oijMtOj mafcp tflre^fVforniance a "top
''nor?hek*""',*Among# tne vaudeville acts
are the Craigs, aOlainty? pVir^of mu-
jficaV artists. La-#ele ancf-3rftnt ex-
?ponj| rfts vf physical culture Russel and
.Loe&c, singers and dancers. As an
[Added feature, Riga's art studies wity
fsClose the olio.i
The entire eolffp&ny of forty peoplfe
will be seen in. a musical satire en
titled "MUe. FiFi," It is decidedly
worth while seeing, as it is replete
with catchy niusic, ^gorgeous scenery
and twenty-five shpw girls in ijfteen
changes of "wardrobe-. The comedians
are Edward Moriis and Dan Gallagher.
WonderlandStat Fair Week.
Wonderland will present for state
fair week several features in the, "way
of free aets. Peter Lind, the high
diver ^Who makes a plunge from a
height- of 100 fee^ijlto the lagoon, is to
be retained. He makes an exceedingly
graceful dive. I& ascends his ladder
starts head downward, turns a somer
sault during his descent, and hits the
water feet first. Sometimes, however,
and eqnines do everything ever he varies his a* so that he makes the
n_r mi
donei in a circus out, and "King" is
a real mind-reading dognTwi
A new feature will be the "singing
Dortraits" of Miss Linden Beckwith.
In artistic costuming and lighting ef
fects and perfect vocalisni, it is said to
be sensationally exceptional. Bertie
Fowler is "the merry monolog maid,"
seen here last season, whose clever
stories and damtv imitations make her
popular. Talbot and Rogers are sing
ers and conversational comedians.
An original comedy in animated pic
tures, heralded as the equal of the fa-
descentt headfiistt thee entiree distance..
deseen headfiis th entir distance
I is a sensational feat that always
wins hearty applause.
The other attractions will include a
sensational slide~Tor life by a woman
who, suspended tS$i-her- hair, will make
a terrifically swift journey down a
cable across the*gfounds-from a height
of over one hundred feet, and an aerial
casting act. Dajly concerts by the
Journal Cadet .feiind will be another
pleasing feature, And there will be elab
orate* displays oSB a?ain 's fireworks Tues
day and Fridayi 'nights. They will in
clude a number" of set pieees, among
them a pyrotechnic representation of
Governor Johnson^
Wonderland* should prove an attrac
tion to state fajjftvisitors as strong -as
the fair itse^f.-vjlis the most notable
amusement enterprise ever undertaken
in the northwest and has necessitated
a big expenditure *of money to provide
some of the features that have made
such resorts as Luna park at Co-
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ney island, famous. Wonderland nas
twenty odd features, which include a
scenic railway, an airship swing, shoot
the chutes, the o\d mill, etc. The park
is brilliantly illuminated atr night, 25,000
incandescent lights, 50 arc lights and a
searchlight, presenting a brilliant spec
tacle. The park has .the capacity for
entertaining 50,000 people a day and
has established itself in the esteeem of
the people of Minneapolis and St, Paul
as a resort conducted on a high plane,
with no objectionable features and the
very best ot order maintained at all
vl Metropolitan.
Robert B. Mantel!, the eminent tragedian and
Shaksperian actor, supported by a company ot
excellence, will present a repertory of standard
successes the week of Sept. 11. William A.
Brady has provided sumptuous scenic produc
tions Mr. Mantell's repertory will Include
"Richard III." "Hamlet," "Bichelleu," and
other well-known plays. The engagement will
be for one week.
"The Forbidden Land," a comic opera of
which much has been written, comes for the
week beginning Sept. 17. Guy F. Steely has
taken Tibet as the scene, and out of the opera
tic forbidden land come laughter and merri
ment, beautiful music and riotous spectacular
effects. The score is by Frederic Chapin. The
cast is headed by Edward Garvie.
Among other early bookings at the Metropoli
tan are William Morris in "Mrs. Temple's Tele-
gram," half week Sept. 24 Alice Fischer in
"Tie School for Husbands" half week Sept. 28,
while Augustus Thomas' comedy "Mrs. Lef
fingwell's Boots," and Ezra Kendall in his new
plav "The Barnstormer" -will divide the week
of Oct. 1.
The appearance of Emma Eames in November
will be a musical event of much interest. She
will bring a first-class concert company.
Harrison Grey Fiske, the husband and man
ager of Mrs. Fiske and manager of the Man
hattan theater, has about decided on the pro
duction of two new plays "this season in addi
tion to "Mary and John," which is to open the
Manhattan theater season, and "What Will Pep
ple Say," the new Rupert Hughes play written
for Mrs Fiske. This will mean two additional
flrst-class attractions for the Auditorium.1*
The present arrangement for the appearance
here ot Mm Leslie Carter call for four per
formances of her last season's success, "Adrea,"
which lan all last season at the Belasco theater,
but efforts are being made to make the engage
ment cover a full week and-thereby bring about
the presentation of some of Mrs. Carter's earlier
"San Toy," the dainty Chinese-English mu
sical comedy will be seen early in October.
Rehearsals, of "Mary and John," the comedy
by Edith Ellis Baker have been In progress
since Aug. 21 and the new play is" said to gfve
excellent piwmise. The cast is a notable one,
Including John Mason, William B. Mack, Flora
Fail child Amy Ricard, Vivian Holt, Ida
Thomas* and Mrs Annie Yeamans, one of the
giand old woman of the American stage.
and John*' is an Auditorium booking.
When "Fantana" is presented here the com
pany now appearing at the Lyric theater. New
Yoik, will be seen. The organization is headed
bv Jefferson De Angelis, whose comic drollery
has made him a favoiite of the first rank.
The "Kilties," Canada's famous band, will be
seen early in October for matinee and evening
conceits, during which they will render the
"Roial Command Programs," which were played
for the edification of King Edward and his suite
diiring the "Kilties" recent tour of Great
One of the big successes of Webtfr and Fields
New York Music hall was "Hoity Toity/" The
otly authorized company producing
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-nill p'resent "Hoity Toity" following "lb Old
Kentucky." The book and lyrics are by Edgar
Smith, the music by John Stromberg and the
original and intricate stage ouslness by Julian
In "Her First False Step" are shown a
realistic bank robbery scene, a dfiring race for
lite in East river and the successful rescue of
.i child from a den of African lions.
"Queen of the White Slaves," a stirring
melodiama. will soon be seen again.
David Higgins in. "His Last Dollar" is among
the Bijou bookings. He is a prime favorite wltn
local patrons.
Many new musical and comedy numbers and
a large chorus have been added to "The Street
Singei," the musical diama. Florence- Bindley
appears again as La ella Violetta, the street
Jce Welch, the Hebrew impersonator, is sure
to lecfeive a stirring welcome when he appears
bere in his new play entitled "The Peddler."
lor the week of Sept. 10 are Mme. De Serris'
living pictures, aft .artistic European act, for
which fifteen Parisian models pose Macy and
Hall in &i-sketch caUed-"The Timelv Awaken
ing" the Messenger Boys' Trio, excellent sing
cis and comedians the Wilton- Brothers, hori
zontal bar experts Hal Merritt, monologist and
cartoonist Kherns and Cole, in "The Baron,"
a musical piece and Sansome and Delilah, as
tonishing exhibitors of musical stiength.
"Picks" Sensitive
To Northern Cold
Traveling Avith a band of pickannin
Tries may seem an easy thing, but it has
its drawbacks. The several managers
who have in turn had charge of the
!i In
Old Kentucky" company tell marvelous
stories of happenings en tour. One of
the features of the performance is the
"Woodlawn Wangdoodles,'' a band of
pickanninnies, who play in the second
act. These boys have been the source
of much profanity on the part of the
managers, as well as infinite amusement
to the publicY T-ke ^climate is never
warm enough for them-, and whenever
they can get together they pile up in a
heap, the under boy being the happiest
of the group because he is the warmest.
There is a new band this season with
"In Old Kentucky," the old boys hav
ing grown so big they no longer come
under the caption of pickanninndes."
But the characteristics remain the
same. One of the duties of the band
& to parade, every day and to play for
an hour before the theater in the
evening. In the winter the little fel
lows manage to have their instruments
frozen tight most of the time, and are
continually running into the house
"list ter get the freeze out."
5Q. *A. Consadine, the present manager
Hells of many Interesting things that
occurred while the "picks" were un
der His charge. The frozen instrument
plot came to his notice when, the drum
major came up and remarked, just as
the band was ready to start on its
morning parade in Buffalo.
"Mistah Consadfrv?, we eyan't play
today, 'kase it's too col' for de boys
to blow. Dev-ho'ns jis' freeze so ha'd
dey cyan't play 'em."
"Oh, this is all nonsense," the man
ager answered. "Get them out,
"All right, boss, we gwine,. but
'tam't no use. tell ye, 'tain't no
use. Dem ho 'ns is froze tight.''
But the* procession started, and from
the mouths of the horr^ occasional
blasts emerged, but so feeble and So
veiled it was not music at all. Mr.
Consadine took the party into a saloon
to thaw out the Instruments and get
warm. There was a dive, "for the free
lunch counter, and after a few minutes
the onslaught of twenty "picks" left
npthtag hut empty dishes with parties
of dark-skinned youngsters fighting for
the morsels that were pushed out on the
counter by the first rush. Then there
was another sally into the street and
another attempt to play, with far great
er success.
A Chicago Comedy Triumph.
Chicago, Sept. 2."A comedy tri
umph" is what New .YorS called it,
and even if Gotham may have been a
little inclined to exaggerate the worth
of a really clever play in the midst
of a rather dull season, there is no
doubt that "The School for Hus
bands," by Stanislaus Stang.e-, to be
brought a Powers' theater tomorrow
evening, is a comedy^p% exceptional
P. G. Whitney continues to think so
well of it that' he decided that Alice
Fisher should open her season of 1905-
J906 with the play rather thftu take
the chance of finding another not suited
to her half so well. I is a piece of
jollity all thru, frankly intended to
amuse, and Alice Fisher has caught
the intent of the playwright full cen
ter, so to say
Any person with money in a^alvaglr
bank can double their income. Bead
advertisement in this paper of Sharood
Shoe Corporation, St. Paul, Minn.
If you want a hUrty-W job^of^or^
MtiS&g&A*.** *-^',^fei fi
O have such a double attraction at
one time as the Banda Rossa
with its superb record of past
successes, and the Besurrection of
Christ," the new oratorio by Father
Perosi, said to be the finest work by
any Italian cdmposer since "Cavalleria
Kusticana," seems almost too good to
be true. Yet such is the treat in store
for the Minneapolis public and for the
visitors from St. Paul and thruout the
state during fair week at the Audito
rium. It will be the first formal pre
sentation of the "Resurrection" in
In selecting Perosi's work, Sorrenti
no has made no mistake. It is a work
written out of a heart filled with love
and adoration. It is conceived upon a
plane as high and noble as that which
brought forth the "Messiah," the
Creation, "^and it is as intensely
anrd dramatiacl "Samso,n
"Parsif .a"s Indeed itanid 7
spoken of as leaving much the same
impression upon the mind of the listen
er as the great Wagnerian epic.
Perosi has followed the Biblical nar
rative as laid down in the twentieth
chapter of the gospel according to St.
John and the incidents follow in the se
quence there recorded. The music is
very beautiful, breathing wonder, anxi
ety, sorrow, astonishment and exaltation
in turn, while the angel chorus preced
ing the ascension music is exquisite in
its serene and almost divine beauty.
To illustrate this wonderful work,
which has caused such enthusiasm thru
out Italy, the Ansel Cook studios of
Chicago have been utilized. A number
of wonderfully fine paintings repre
senting Marv at the tomb, Mary and
the Angel, the Angels in* the %omb,
the meeting between the Savior and
Mary Magdalene, the meeting of the
Savior and the Disciples on the Road
to Emmaus. the Savior in the Multi
tude and the Ascension Scene, have
been prepared. As the music progresses,
these views, each 30x40 feet, with tha
wonderful eleetrie lighting effects, ats
dissolved one into another. The ef-

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