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over January, 1905,
in Local Display
in Foreign Display
in Real Estate and Land
VOLOTIE xxvmNO. 78.
"Aside from the moral effects of her
victory Japan appears to have gained
appreciably in sea power by the conflict.
Statistics are now at hand from which
the gain may be calculated. The Jap
anese government has given particulars
of the success of the operations in rais
ing Russian war vessels which were
sunk at Port Arthur and elsewhere
from which it appears that the island
empire has added over 100,000 tons to
her naval weight at the direct expense
of her late antagonist. The ships
raised and repaired represent quick and
cheaper building for the Japanese navy.
At Port Arthur alone, the Japanese
raised no fewer than four big battle
ships which they had sunk by the arti
fice of' throwing heavy shot upon them
over a range of hills. These vessels
were sunk close to shore and in compar
atively shallow water and were readily
raised and easily repaired. At Chem
ulpo the Japanese raised the cruiser
Variag, the American-built Eussian
ship, which was the first victim of the
war. They captured, without sinking,
in the Sea of Japan, two battleships.
But the Japanese did not get out of the
war unscathed. Their navy lost twelve
ships and the captures from the Rus
sians balance the account with 40,000
tons to spare.
But Japan is not content with this
gain and with the fact that the Eussian
navy was practically destroyed. She has
entered upon a liberal building pro
gram. She is building in English dock
yards two of the more formidable war
ships afloat, and at home is turning out
swarms of torpedo boats and destroyers.
The New York Tribune estimates "that
by the end of 1906 the Japanese Jiavy
will contain 118 modern ships with a
"weight of nearly 500,000 tons. These
addditions to her navy will make her. a
competitor with Germany and America
for third rank in the naval powers.
Evidently Japan is looking upon the
English alliance as a reserve force. She
expects to be prepared to meet any foe
without calling- ou her ally at the first.
This is a rather prouder attitude than
that adopted by England where it is
openly boasted that the Japanese army
makes India safe for ten years. ThV
British press affects to be shocked by
the report from Tokio that a minister
of state when interpellated on the sub
ject of England's army replied that
the mikado's government had not yet
made any representations to the ally* on
the subject, but would soon do so. The
British army is admittedly in a bad
state. It has been under investigation
practically since the Boer war and a
royal commission reported .in favor of
changing the whole system.- In order to
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I Japan's Naval Progress.
the army ou the clutches of poli-
of defense was formed
body ha become the buffer be-
tween the army and cabinet manage
merit. The premier is a member of the
J||f committee and would have the direction
jg, of the forces in case of war, but in time
of peace it is believed the committee
$ Circulation for the
month was as ^f
Watch It Grow.
prevents tinkering with the army by
subordinate secretaries. This commit
tee has worked hard to bring the army
up to a state of efficiency, but it is
compelled to admit today that it has
but one army corps out of six which it
can safely say is ready to proceed at
once to the field.
It is scarcely remarkable that Japan
should know what all Europe knows or
that she should be interested to learn
what her noble ally is going to do
about it. She reasonably expects *Erig
land to give as much attention to army
development as Japan is giving to
The iceman seems to cut some ice after
Hate Off to the Hat.
To the- Editor of The Journal.
Having been a constant reader of
your paper for the last few years, I
have of late noticed several times
when you have made mention of
Medicine Hat as the place where the
cold weather originates. Statements of
that kind do us a great injustice as,
with the exception of the southern
states, we have the balmiest weather
on the American continent. I am in
closing you a small poster, advertis
ing a ball game for Feb. 2, which I
think speaks for itself. This game
waB played before an audience of about
2,000 people, some of whom were in
their shirtsleeves, and only about half
of whom wore dvercoats, and light ones
at that. Hoping that in your future
thoughts of the Hat you may think
of our having played baseball on Feb.
2, I am'yours truly,
C. O. Brougham.
Medicine Hat, Feb. 3.
h.e Journal presents its "com
.pjdments and apologies. On Feb: 2 the
temperature at the Hat was 48, on the
3d it w&s 56 above, remember, above
zero. This shows that the game was
not only begun in summer weather but
that like all closely contested ball
games, it tended to raise the temper
We understand that Eskimo Bill,
clad in streamer of gauze with a,gir
dle of orange blossoms about his waist,
put some hot ones over the plate. Lem
onade was served at third base to all
players who reached there in an ex
hausted and overheated condition. The
fan butcher did a driving business in
the grandstand and sun umbrellas
were used so freely in the bleachers
that the thing became a scandal to
those in the back seats. Old Medicine
Hat himself umpired the game, and his
decisions were fair, except once when
he called three strikes on Circle City
Pete. This was attributed to^ the per
spiration getting in the old man's eyes.
The Nome Pet was on the slab for
Lethbridge, and the curves that he shot
over the plate caused the atmosphere
to fairly exude heat. It was, no fault
of the Pet that Lethbridge did not
win the game. Their defeat is directly,
attributable to two cases of sunstroke
in the outfield, which removed their
heaviest hitters from the game. The
Chicago Nationals are trying to secure
the Hat grounds for their spring prac
Miss Alice's Nicholas is being men
tioned for governor of Ohioas Nicho
The Packers' Palaver.
The puzzle in the packers' case is to
find out what all the row is over. The
packers are claiming, that Commission
er Garfield came to Chicago and wormed
his'wayjinto their confidence and their
bookkeeping department under pledge
not to reveal any of their secrets! Those
secrets afterwards came out
extent and the packers were indicted
by a. -federal grand jury. They have
come into court and set up the claim
that they cannot be punished even if
guilty, since they told on themselves
under a promise of immunity.
They have spent a week testifying to
the promises made by Mr. Garfield, but
there has not been a scintilla of evi
dence introduced to show that Mr. Gar
field broke any promise he may have
made. The -packers appear to assume
that the cat having gotten out of the
bag, Mr. Garfield must have let it out.
Attorney General Moody says his de
partment got no information from Mr
Garfield nor from,, the- department of
commerce and labor, nor from the pres
ident of the United States. It got its
own information in its own Way. There
fore he believes the packers must stand
or fall on their innocence or guilt irre
spective of what Mjy ^Garfield may have
secured in the way of inforniation.,
The doctrine set np by the packets
is a good deal like that of the man who
tells you a dark secret and then adds:.
"Now, if. this, ever -cojmess out I shall
know who told it." This has a ten
dency to make you feel queer, The
packers evidently intended to make Mr.
Garfield feel queer.' They told him a
be as near the point as the evidence the?
government produced before the' jfranal
jury, and then told him, "If this gets
out weijhall know you told it/ and will
claim immunity from prosecution." I
%ouldf pe -a good' thing? if every law
fere^akerv, could fortify himself- against
prosecution by telling somebody in con*
fidence about his crimes and then claim
imnfunity on the ground that ho told it
himself first. 7 7 7"-
Oi^ly twenty years ago the feature hi
the senate was Logan'^s, Speech on the ad
mission of Dakota. ^OT^f^-^l.'
Senator Patterson's Dilemma.
The question raised by Senator Pat
terson of Colorado whether the demo
cratic caucus, can control his vote on the
Santo Domingo treaty is interesting",
but it is difficult to see how the senate
can settle it for him. He went into the
democratic caucus at the beginning of
his term and accepted potluck with the
democrats on committee appointments^
On all party questions it was assumed
that he would votewith his colleague^
to uphold democratic principles. Now
the caucus has decided that opposition
to the San Domingo treaty is a demo
cratic principle and.it demands Sena
tor Patterson's vote.. The senator hap
pens to disagree from that conclusion.
He wants to vote for the treaty. There
is nothing in 'the situation, to' prevent
his voting for it. The only thing he
could lose by it would be standing in"
tne democratic caucus, and even there
it is a question whether the caucus
would attempt to punish him for giving
a fair, square vote according to, his
On the question whether the demo
cratic caucus has stated party principle,
Mr. Patterson has a good ease. There
is nothing in any democratic platform
which exactly covers the matter. The
last national platform declared for the
"maintenance of the Monroe doctrine
in its full integrity." This was a very
vague phrase and one about which Sen
ator Patterson reserves the right of
construction for himself. Senator RayS,
ner has delivered'a speech saying the
Santo Domingo treaty seeks to enforce
a Eoosevelt doctrine, but he is not the
The question whether there is a vio
lation of the Monroe doctrine in the
pending treaty.is not a party question
at all. The senatorial caucus has no
right to attempt to control any sena
tor's vote on that question. It is one
of foreign policy in which there is in
volved no question which has ever di
vided the republican and democratic
parties. The fact of the matter is that,
the treaty requiring a two-thi*ds vote
in the senate, it is an attractive pro
gram for the democratic minority to
beat it and then claim a victory over
Senator Patterson finds himself in
danger of being coerced into giving a
vote which goes against his conscience
merely to give his party an empty vic
tory. He does not like the situation.
-No man with an ounce of ^brains or a
spark of manhood would.
The Chicag^ Record-Herald reports a
scientist^-' saying the sun la shrinking.
Congress should Immediately pass a'law
prohibiting the sun from shrinking^ be
tween Nov. 1 and March 30. During
the other months It might be as well to*
let him retire a bit now. and.then.
New York's stock transfer law has r)ro-i
duced a revenue of ^4,1,32,000 in eight
months, about double the estimated Value
of the law. Yet stocks are being trans
ferred and the predicted wholesale de
sertion of New York as a gambling cen
ter has not happened.
Mr. Dalzell of Pennsylvaniaor, rather,
of the Pennsylvaniadoes not like the
way the house ran away from him the
other day. This will teach Mr. Dalzell
not to sleep at the switch when he has
important railroad interests intrusted to
The affairs of the fajnous 500 per cent
Franklin syndicate* for which a man
named Miller did time in Sing Sing, have
just been closed up legally, creditors get
ting 28 cents on the dollar. This was to
them like getting money from home.
General Nogi says that he alone Is re
sponsible for the failure of his flanking
movement at Mukden. Where is that
"subordinate" who misunderstands ord&rs
when great movements fail?
The first falling out between Spooner
and La Follette was not about a little
thing like the constitution of the United
States, but about a great big office at
Oconomowoc or Hurley.
The Chicago Tribune suggests stretch
ing chains across the boulevards to dis
courage chauffeurs. Festooning chains
around the chauffeurs is good also.
The New York supreme court has de
cided that he does not have to answer
in New York until it is first decided
whether he must answer in Missouri.
Ida Tarbell has made enough money
out of her knowledge of Standard Oil to
buy a farm in Connecticut. Possibly
Mr. Eockef eller is visiting there.
One of the ways to observe Lincoln
day, Feb. 12, should be to read the Get
tysburg address, the noblest oration ever
spoken on this continent.
Mr. Yerkes' death did not seem to
weigh any heavier. on the late Mrs.
Yerkes, now Mrs. Mizn&r, than it did on
The United States senate may soon be
struggling with a question as to whether
or no the democratic party is constitu
The last of the San Domingan rebel,
chiefs has surrendered. The new crop of
rebels will not ripen before March or
Overparticular New Yorkers_w,lsh to
remove Judge Deuel of Town Topics1
thevbenqh. Why not get- a new^bench?
TheT See America. First? convention
came off as Advertised. Have you seen
the Minnesota statehouse.
*The McCleary- Mli' j^ovided fdr%^%ual
tariff, and Germany says^bring on your
It^was so sudden it's no wonder Mrs.
Many "Familiar Faces'*- Might Well Be
Left at Home from Convention*8tate|
8hould Pay a Part of Delegates' Exi
penseaOffice of Clerk of the 8uprem
Court Not Such a Gold Mine as Repre-
sented. _.*M W
The Brown's Vailey -Tribune thinks the
popular subscription campaign fund woulu
be a good thing, even "If it resulted in
some of the "familiar faces" being left
at home from the state convention.
There Is no doubt about it, and when
the observation was made'in this column
it was not made as an .objection. It
goes without saying that a convention
would be better and more representative
with political aponges and grafters elim
"The men who are willing to defray
their own expenses," says the Tribune,
"and. if need be. contribute a little from
their means to help along a good move
for cleaner politics and better govern
ment, are the kind that are needed in
the coming state convention, even tho
some of the 'familiar faces' remain a*
But aren't a good many men of the
right sort kept away from state conven
tions by the expense? No delegate should
be beholden to any candidate or any cor
poration with ah ax to grind, but if we
had a state law granting six cents a
mile for railway fare to every, state con
vention delegate, wouldn't we have
more thoroly representative convention?
Tales about the vast revenue deriveu
from the office of clerk of the supreme
court are misleading, according to the
information on file. Instead of an in
come of $10,000 a year or more, the
clerk only gets $4,500 to $4,600 a year
over the expenses 'of the office. The
sworn statement of Da.r P. Reese cover
ing the years 1&95 to 1898 inclusive
showed his net receipts averaged just
$4,604.64 during the four-year period. A
yearltgo the-lower house of the legis
lature appointed a committee to investi
gate fee offices, and C. A. Pldgeon made
a full statement before that committee.
It showed net receipts for the year 1903
amounting to, $4,594.55, and for 1904 they
were $4,561.73.. The net revenue from
regular office fees in 1903 was $4,162.10.
In addition, $648.67 was received from
the West Publishing company for copies,
-end this Was divided, the clerk getting
two-thirds and his. deputy one-third. In
1904 the net receipts from the office were
$4,154.86, and the receipts for copies, as
stated, were $610.30,, divided in the same
The Thief River Falls Press says:
It begins to look as tho the political situation
in this end of the state might shape itself so ss
to put Senator A. D. Stephens of Crookston into
the field as a gubernatbrial candidate. There is
no more popular man .In the state than Andy
Stephens, and should he decide to heed the voice
of the people who are clamoring for his candi
dacy, he will certainly go to the state conven
tion with a solid delegation from the north end.
Joel' P. Heatwole is knocking Jacobson
hard in the St. Paul letter to the North
field News. Must foe" getting ready to
manage Jacobson's pre-convention cam
paign. -rCharles B. Cheney.
The Iroquois Fire.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Please state the .date of the Iroquois
theater fire in Chicago. J. S. A.
Red Wing, Feb. 4. y.
The Iroquois theater burned Dec.
Chicago r"Was. aAother^ referendum com
ing. This "one in April. It ^concerns the
old subject which.., has been so often set
tled in Chicago^-the municipalizing of
the street railways. This one is to be a
vote on issuing $75,000,000 Mueller cer
tificates to buy the roads. It will prob
ably be supported by a majority and then
the question will be whether the city can
sell the certificates. This will entail lit
igation as to their constitutionality, and
after that the question whether the trac
tion companies' are obliged to take them
in .exchange for their property will,
J. H. Wilbur, recently appointed to the
New York school board by Mayor Mc
Clellan, is opposed to all fads. He wants
German and French removed from the
curriculum and music and manual train
ing are anathema. Mr. Wilbur and an
other recently-appointed member, Dr.
McDonald, will work actively to depose
Williston, N. D., will vote on the 20th
inst. on a proposition to issue bonds' for
the installation of a waterworks system.
The district attorney having, reported
that the city of Boston has paid extrava
gant sums for work that was never done
on the Fenway sewer, experts come for
ward and testify that the sewer should
never have been undertaken. Boston is
now even with Chicago, which lost
$5,000,000 on contract work on water
Los Angeles is about to undertake^ a
stupendous engineering task in adding to
its water supply the Owens river. The
Owens river happens to be 300 miles dis
tant from the city, but this makes no dif
ference, as the city proposes to capture
its waters and carry them in conduits
thru mountains and across plains. The
work will take eight years and cost
St. Louis has installed a complete light
ing plant in the basdment of the city hall
to light that building and several others.
It claims now that this plant manufac
tures light at a cost of 1.56 cents per
kilowatt hour, against 13 cents which the
private plant formerly, charged, and 7%
cents offered after the city threatened to
build. The plant cost $40,000 and is up
Chicago is still warring over the Dal
rymple report. No sooner had a major
ity of the aldermen passed a resolution
asking him to send it to them, since the
mayor would not publish it, than one of
the aldermen wrote a scorching letter to
Dalrymple asking him not to send it. In
his letter Alderman Edgar made many
Serious charges against his colleagues,
which they are going to ask the grand
jury to investigate. Among other inter
esting items in his letter was this classi
fication of the Chicago aldermen:
Notorious corruptionists (railroads)... 11
Hbnest opponents of'municipal- owner-
Corporation agents, lawyers and hire
Renegades pledged to municipal own
ership, but traitors 12
Consistent municipal ownership advo
[1 likes t' go t' praters
An' hear urn sing an' pray
.'Bout waitin' ones in* golden stairs
Not rery far away.
A salta likes go t' prayers \r
the"little corner cnurcb,
"^ABJ see their faces as they sqjiares
-"-SI^J&J With Godan' Satan in the lurch".
$**An onot when I's a hoy
I went up front t* kneel .Vs
VJ,. Fer my girt come With joy
Vr V- in her face, an' didn't feel'V,"-1
1 Holdln an*' 'nen, I gum,
me on my haunches
Wile "Pink"in31141 mitIIhI seen hum..
Metropolitan"The Serlo-Comlo Girl."
In spite of the best efforts of an able
and hard-working company to make
something of the piece, "The Serio-Comic
Girl," at the Metropolitan%for -the. first
half of this week, falls below the. stand
ard of the theater. Once a failure, al
ways a failure, is a truth that has' been
proved on the stage and "The. Serio
comic Girl" is no exception. Cecelia
Loftus failed to make, a go of the comedy
from which the present one has been
taken, and it is wondered that Frank
Howe, Jr., had the nerve to send out a
company in face of the fact that such an
able comedienne as Miss Loftus could do
nothjng with the. piece.
"The Serio-Comic Governess" was the
title of the original' comic opera, as it is
rated. Since Miss Loftus gave it up an
effort has been made to Improve it. The
result has been the interpolation of sev
eral coon songs and other incongruities,
that make it a most peculiar conglomer
ation of-Irish, English, American and
nameless ideas. No doubt it is better
than when it_was -perpetrated upon Miss
Loftus,-but still it seems a shame to see
such able persons as Richard F. Carroll
and Nellie Beaumont and the ambitious
company that supports them, wasting
their talent on "The Serio-Comic Girl."
L1U& DCCU UC1 UUU1*
in which Mr Carroll iproductioncen^thes
tral figure. He is an excellent comedian
and but- for- -his -droll-work, an audience
might well have grounds for demanding
the return of admission -fees. Miss Beau
mont seizes, every one of the few oppor
tunities that the lines give her for plead
ing work, and deserves praise for her sin
cere effort to manufacture cause for ap
preciation. The same energetic spirit is
prominent in the entire, company, and
with a better piece they might stand high
in the opinion of both critics and theater
The original idea, which is credited^
the irony of the wordto Israel Zangwill,
is not a bad one, and might provide a
nucl&us for an entertaining piece. There
is a semblance of a plotprobably more
than in the average comic opera. The
piece has a villain and a true lover who
throws said villain thru a door.
One of the novel features, and which in
dicates that the chorus has ability de
serving of better material, Is the "Som
brero" song in_the last act. The lasso
work is a new feature, and the man who
gave birth \o that idea deserves half the
scanty praise Israel Zangwill may obtain
from the piece. There are. several other
good songs, evidently hurled into "The
Serio-Comic Girl" in an effort to brighten
it, as carelessly as oil would be poured
upon smoldering embers to produce a
blaze, E. C. H.
Auditorium"The Heart of Maryland."
"The Heart of Maryland" is the sec
ond of the Belasco plays which Minne
apolis theatergoers are privileged to see
this winter. It is many a year since
Maryland Calvert first swung out from
the belfry of the* old southern church to
save the life of her lover, but her story
still holds a strong heart interest. Bel
asco has been prodigal with the emotions
in it for the love of a man for a woman,
father for son, sister for brother, loyalty,
ambition, revenge are all spun into the
tangled web that shows here and there a
Belasco touch to lift it out of the rank
of war dramas, for the story is only the
old, old tale of the struggle between a
girl's loyalty and love. The climaxes are
almost strained in their intensity, but life
moved at a fearful pace ip Maryland
during the civil war, and each day had
its shadow as well as its sunshine.
The Maryland Calvert of Miss Odette
Tyler is strongly reminiscent of Mrs.
Leslie Carter. Miss Tyler has not the
warm, vivid personality of Mrs. Carter,
but she gave an attractive picture off the
southern girl who was ready to sacrifice
her lover for her country, and then
turned traitor to her country to save her
lover. Her defense of her brother, who
was shot as a spy, her horror and re
morseful fear when she learns that she
has failed to clear his name and has im
plicated in his guilt the man she, loves
rang'truer thru Miss Tyler's art than did
the great scene in the old church when
she would have killed the man who con
demned her Jover to be hung as a spy,
aids the lover 'to escape and then darts
away to muffle, with her body, the great
bell whose peal sends warning to all the
country side of the, escape of a union
John E. Kellerd gave a' splendid draw
ing of Colonel Thorpe, the man who is
false to both armies..\ TJje hard,, selfish
ambition, the unscrupulous, heartless
bending of everything to gratify a malig
riant revenge* were portrayed In a man
ner that was forceful thru its restraint.
The General Kendrick of R. D. MacLean.
the father who condemns his son to an
Ignominious death, was an excellent piece
of work, and Orrin Johnson made of
Allan Kendrick, the union officer, a
yery pleasing hero, whose love for Mary
land Calvert entangled him in a net
quickly woven by the resourceful Thorpe.
Wallace Eddinger as Lieutenant Telfair,
was the typical southerner, courteous and
brave, while his sweetheart, Nancy Mc
Nair, was a most impetuous young wom
an, according to Miss Inez Plummer.
Regan Hughston presented two widely
different pictures, and did them both well,
that of Llody Calvert, in. the secret ser
vice, and the old sexton of the old church.
The others in the cast were quite satis
factory, and the stage settings were
charming. Tbe orchestra added to the
war time atmosphere with a program of
war,songs v". \'J.-" ^'ywit- '-F R...fl^.
Lyceum"The Cipher Code."
A somewhat complicated but intensely
interesting plot artistically unfolded, fas
inafes atten&hi ana^furriish&Or'eal en
ioyment to the auditor at the Lyceum
theater this week. In "The Cipher Code"
Ralph Stuart has chosen to present a
comedy-drama of more than ordinary
worth. Written by Charles Klein, author
of the "Music Master" and "The Lion
and the Mouse," this week's Lyceum pro
duction shows the touch of a master
hand both in line and story. It abounds
in dramatic situations, bristles with
action, and the author's brain chiiiren
think, and talk and move thru the intri
cacies of the story with a genuine nat
uralness that makes a complete illusiorf
and compels admiration. Thru and
around and above the rest moves a
love motif, beautiful and predominant.
The story revolves, around- the plot to
"bull" the stock market by the
use of a forged statement of the
president of the United States. The
scene is laid in Washington and the char
acters are men and women prominent in
social,, business and official life of the
capital city. The predominating influ
ence is that of James Kelso, the clever
gentleman adventurer who instigates, and
with perfect precision carries out criminal
schemes, but who in the last analysis
spurns the cowardly baseness of his con
federates who would implicate an inno
cent man to save themselves, and rises to
a height of unselfishness that few of the
plodders in the "straight and narrow
path*' ever reach. The intricacies of the
plot prevent its being detailed here, and
the weakness of the playfrom the stock
company house point of viewis that it
requires- a little too careful attention. Its
intensity, 'however, seems to counterbal
ance this, and the Lyceum audiences so
far have demonstrated their power of
concentration. The play is produced in
the carefully artistic and thoro fashion
that-have made Mr. Stuart's previous ef
forts here the subject of so much favor
As James Kelso, Mr. Stuart essays a
role different in conception and inter
pretation from those in which he has
hitherto pleased Lycjeum patrons. His
forcefully artistic and repressed methods
are, however, no less effective as the
Washington swindler than they have been
in the more romantic characters- that he
makes a specialty.
Lewis Stone plays a more important
part than in past productions, and he
does an exceptionally consistent and
strong piece of work. Charles A. Lind
holm blusters enough as the admiral.
William C. Dowlan. a new man, strug
gles successfully with an ungrateful part.
Luke Conness, as usual, is a convincing
trouble maker. Charles Rowan is better
than usual, probably because he plays
the part of an Englishman, and the other
men are acceptable.
Henriette Browne plays a sentimental
part with enthusiasm. Mabel Wright is
sweetly entertaining in--an ingenue role,
and Laura Lang looks stunning and
pleases as Gwendolen Mahew. Nellie.
Jamar plays her first speaking part with
the Stuart company, and her work is
promising. "_M. E. H.
There is a well-balanced vaudeville bill,
full of dash and interest, at the Unique
theater this week.
The strength of the bill lies in its nov
elty with the Tennessee trio in the lead,
introducing a variety of new dancing
features and comedy juggling turns. The
young men are natural comedians and
their success Is in a large measure due1
'to this fact. They also introduce several
novel acrobatic. stupts in their numbeiv
making the act a whole circus by Itself.
Miss Evilla Sanford presents a musical
novelty act thdt is far above the average
and her act is entirely too short. She
plays the most difficult instruments with
ease, and her selections show excellent
Miss Eva Lumpkin sings the illustrated
song this week and Burt White has a
monolog that takes well. His jokes are
.new enough, but some of them need a
diagram. Annie Leslie Williams has an
unusually pretty, number in her German
singing turn. Bu'dworth and Wells- Jiave
a -riew-veH5ion'f-"Dn" Jekyll and' Mr.
Hyde" that has good points. Hansdn an
Drew have an extra number in a skit
called "The Village Bill Poster."
The moving pictures are of .the. usual
The sale of seats for "The College Wid-
ow,"' for three nights and matinee, open
ing Thursday evening, indicates remark
able interest in the engagement at tho
Metropolitan of this highly successful
comedy. Ade seems certainly to have
struck the bull's eye of popular approval
in this good-natured satire of American
college life, and Henry W. Savage is
sending a well-nigh perfect cast, as well
as a production of rare beauty and good
The engagement of "Little Johnny
Jones" at the Metropolitan for the half
week beginning next Sunday evening,
bids fair to be a record breaker in point
of attendance. This in view of the large
number of seat orders that have been
received by Manager Scott from out of
town parties who intend seeing this phe
nomenal musical success. The original
production comes here direct from its
New York triumphs.
The tradition that the marriage of op
posites is the ideal basis for wedded bliss
is dissipated in the dramatization of Mrs.
Ward's novel, "The Marriage of William
Ashe," which Grace George is to present
at the Metropolitan the last half of next
week. Lady Kitty's follies wreck her
husband's career and destroy his home.
Why she acts as she does is one of the
unsolved problems of the eternal femin
ine. How she accomplishes her ends
gives Grace George the opportunity of
displaying her great ability in the. pre
sentation of dramatic incidents and ks an.
analyst of complex character.
Joseph Santley, the boy actor. Is play
ing to good business at the Bijou with
his melodrama, "A Runaway Boy," and
there is always "something doing" for the
young star from the rise of the curtain
until the final fall. A popular-priced
mafTnee will be given tomorrow at 2:3Q%
"In New York Town," Hurtig and Sea
mon's new musical. oddity, will be seen
at the Bijou next week. It is one of
those breezy and effervescent musical ab
surdities, full of action from start to fin
ish, never lagging in action for a moment,
full of pretty and catchy music, attract
ive and shapely show and chorus girls,
handsome costumes and stage settings,
electrical effects, ensemble and group
ings of striking pictures. Among the
principal favorites in the large cast are:
Cliff Gordon, an entertaining German
monolog comedian Charles Howard,
leading comedian, late of Ward .nd
Vokes 1'eddy Burns, another droll come
dian Charles Nevins. Ida Emerson. Vin
nie Henshaw. Georgia Fransioli, Lillian
Shaw. Clara and Jennie Austin and six
Miss Eloise Wtllard, of Murphy Is
Willard. presenting "The Phrenologisj"
at the Orpheum theater this week, weara
a dress that Cleopatra would probably
have given numerous pots of gold for
did the fair Cleo live in this age. The
dress is heavily spangled in various
shades of blue, many of the' spangles
being cup-shaped like tiny reflector^,
while others are cut in crescent form
and hang in spirals which give a veritable
rainbow effect every time the wearer
stirs. Miss Willard goes in heavily for
gowns, having almost enough to stock an
extravaganza company, and has likewise
the reputation of being the handsomest
gowned woman in vaudeville.
The four Piccolo Midgets, the biggest
little men of their profession, will be the
headliners nn the Orpheum bill for next
week. The midgets are both comedians
and remarkable gymnasts.
Into the Charnel Hall of Fame
The Dead alone should go
Then write not. there the Living BUB(
Of Edgar Allen Poe.