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' 20 The Salt Xake TiummE: Sunday Mokning February 21, 1904:. f ,
Salt Lnke4 Theater "A Chlnero Hon
jmoon," Monday afternoon and evcn-
H1 lnff, Tuesday evening and "Wednesday
.afternoon and evening; Florcnco Rob
erts, in "The Frislcy Mrs. Johnson"
Hj Thursday afternoon and ovenlng, and in
"Zasa-" Saturday afternoon and evening.
Grand Theater Qu9 Sun Minstrels,
Monday afternoon and ovcning, Tuesday
HI evening- and Wednesday afternoon and
Hi evening-.
Hrf MA Chinese Honeymoon" will be at the
Kf Salt Lake Theater the first half of the
H' week, beginning with a Washington
Birthday matineo. This musical comc
Hj dy does not depend on one or two char-
Bj r.cters for its success, as tho company
H contains about twenty principals and
Hf, carries a very large chorus. The cos-
lumcs and Bcenery are said to be among
Hj the handsomest seen on the stage. The
H! music of "A Chinese Honeymoon" Is the
H-i v ork of Howard Talbot, and tho book
H) f.nd lyrics are from the pen of George
1 Dance. Among tho clever numbers arc
H "I Want to bo a Lldy," "Roly Poly,"
"The A La Girl," "Twlddlcdy Bits,"
j "The Official Mother-in-Law," "Tho
Leader of Frocks- and FvIIIb," "Bits
j From the Plays" and "There's a Little
j Street in Heaven That They Call
The company includes such people as
i John E. Henshawv Stella Tracey, Toby
Claude, the pocket edition comedienne;
l. H. Prince, W. H. Clarke, May Ten
Brocck, Edward Clark and Frances
Hh CnlghL. The book of the comedy is free
flj from suggestive lines, and the costumes
i'o not Include cither tights or short
HT Presses something unusual In musical
(omedics. Another feature is the grand
HT tnsemblc numbers, particularly the fl-
nale of thf first act, which Is tho wed
ing scene, and the finale of the second
j ;ct. "The Feast' of Lanterns." On this
"-cene over four hundred diminutive elcc
: trie lights arc used and the rear ground
shows several pagodas illuminated, af-
, fording a gorgeous sceno.
The Grand theater will have the Gue
i Sun American Minstrels the first half
"f tlr The show Is said to be an
Hj oxcellr::: ,.n the newspapers in towns
j where- It li?s appeared giving It high
praise. On critic, in treating it says:
'Those who saw the performance were
very favorably impressed and the audl
mce went away feeling entirely satls
Led. The first part of the show consist
ed of songs and dances. Handsome
-stage settings added a great deal to the
general appearance of the performance.
All of tho sinsers wero very good, but
peclal mention should be made of Wll
on N. Miller. He has a splendid basso
voice and his renditions of "The Scntl
nel Asleep," and "At the Bottom of the
Deep Blue Sea," wero loudly applauded,
James Barardl also made a good Impres
slon. About the best feature of the scc
i nd part Is the trick tumbling, barrel
jumping performance of ConnerB and
J Montrose, defying the law of gravita-
tion. Ah a whole, the entertainment
was a success."
The popular Florence Roberts comes
to the Salt Lake Theater for three
j nights and a matinee commencing
Thursday night In "The Frisky Mrs.
Johnson" and "Zaza." Miss Roberta Is
a pronounced favorite in this city and
always plays to big audiences. Miss
M, Roberts comes this season under pleas-
nt auspices. Her manuger, Frederic
Uclasco, has given her a supporting
ompany of fine quality. Among the
layers are Lucius Henderson, Frank
llolllns, William Yerance, Howard Scott
William Desmond, Herbert Farjeonj
Gregory Rodgers, Frank Woods, Albert
uuttringor and tho Misses Edith Angus
Fanny Young, Xlna Herbert, Louisa
Uoyce, LUliam Lamson, Virginia Bris
sac. Lillian Armsby, Marian Barhyte
tnd Ollle Cooper. i
"The Frisky Mrs. Johnson," which is
j "nnounced for Thur.?day and Friday
night, is a society drama with a story of
more interest and dramatic possibility
tan such plays usually have, and is full
r,f bright comedy. It relates to a wo
'nan who is willing to sacriflce her own
happiness to save her inarrled sister
rom the disgrace of divorce and scan-
l The scenes are full of color and the
t ostumes elaborate.
'aza," one of the most fascinating
anQ powerful emotional dramas and a
riumph of acting In Miss Roberts'3
nands, will be the bill for the Saturday
'natlnee and night
"The Silver Slipper," John C. Fisher's
musical comedy, will be the attraction
ct the Salt Lake Theater for three nights
Hl """d a Saturday matinee, commenclnc
Thursdny, March 3rd. It is one of the
best on the road.
"Sandy Bottom" is booked at tho
Grand theater for March 7th, 8th. 9th.
The melodrama "Circumstantial Evi-dr-nce"
comes to the Grand theater
March 10th, Hth, and 12th.
Mrs, FIske's appearance at the Grand
floater in March Is looked forward to
with very great interest by theater
goers. planch Walsh Is soon to appear at the
Salt Lake Theater in her strong play.
Although Mllllo James, daughter of
Louis James, the actor, looks young
nough to play the part of "Sarah
rewe," the fourteen-year-old heroine
of Frances Hodgt-On Burnett's play,
' The Little Princess," she was married
few days ago to Edward Stachelberg,
: he millionaire cigar manufacturer, Tho
urido's family was represented at the
weddlnc by, th brother, Leavltt James,
0 0' Public Bye ;
Florence Hoborts as Zaza.
and her half-sister, Gertrude Slaughter,
daughter of Mario WainwrlghL
Charming Pollock's New Play.
Dealing with the dramatisation of
"The Pit," by Channing Pollock, a son
of Salt Lake, William Bullock, the critic
of tho New York Press, thinks he sees
somo imperfections in the promising
young playwright's work, and thus
speaks of them:
Channing Pollock would satisfy much
curiosity by telling where he obtained I
his Ideas of Chicago society folk. Of all
the frumpish lot, proud of affected supe
riority over the mob, take these persons
who gather in the lobby of the Auditori
um theater. Was it "Hlnky Dink" filled
Mr. Pollock with false notions? Hardly I
That's not Dink's way, for this varie
gated beer seller of South Clark street
would curb his wrath in tho presence
of women and, above all, would not pick
a light in a crowd at the opera.
William A. Brady ought to take a
smart switch and lay It heavily across
Mr. Channlng'a back, for he Is too prom
ising a youth to be allowed, to fall into
the evil ways of the average plaj-wrlght.
Such men and women as Mr. Pollock
parades to our view in the first act of
"Tho Pit" are totally impossible even
In Chicago. Tho wonder is that a pal
pable libel on persons of education and
refinement would be applauded in the
Windy City. Love is an uncertain thing,
to bo sure, but no one save Mr. Pollouk
would have favored one young woman
with two proposals of marriage in two
minutes in an entrance to a theater.
What a procession of "real society la
dles" has passed in studied array before
uh since last September! Let us see:
We have had the "flower" of English no
bility and even have seen the fussy ways
of the wives and daughters of the pros
perous London business man. You re
member how Charles Hawtrey, as the
very precise and polite Lord Strathpe
fer, strayed accidentally Into the Tld
marsh parlor, where tho Bodflshes and
the Dltchwaters. the Gllwattles and the
Pofileys, all good old English stock,
were, and filled the vacant chair of "The
Man From Blanklty'G." The shadow of
tho sbclety humbug rested on this emi
nently respectable British family. Din
ner had to be Just so; Dawes, employed
as a Butler for the ono evening, was or
dered about as If ho were a household
fixture; Jane's cap was set at such and
such an angle, and. Hannah had to go on
tiptoe when close to these would-be so
ciety lights.
There Is no foolish Imitation In "The
Admirable Crlchton," for here arc live
lords, live honorables and live ladles, all
of whom are so high above the ordinary
throng that life is simply a- beastly drag
because there Is no one to ape. The
same atmosphere pervades "The Young
er Mrs. Parling," and too much of Up
per Ten boredom In "The Whitewashing
of Julia" condemned the play to failure.
And think of that man Zangjvill! After
his fall from Ideality one is bound to
pardon the slip made by Pollock. When
C. D. Scbettler, the 'Cellist, Who Has Just Returned From a Year's Study
in Berlin. .
Zongwlll came to dramatize his charm
ing llttlo story, "Merely Mary Ann," he
did not feel easy until ho. hud created
six solid feminine supports to British
r.riflocracy, sot them in a drawing-room,
wound them up, touched a button and
started them off together In a chatter
ing contest. This eoclety element was
not as conspicuous in "Her Own Way,"
ond for once Gua Thomas, In "The Other
Girl," took more Interest In spikc-tall3
and low-cut gownn than Clyde Fitch.
A raid on the Broadway pluyhoupes
would rovcal enough fanciful oarls and
knights to start an American edition of
Budke's Peerage. Impecunious noble
men would be discovered In almot every
comic opera; in almost every comedy
some sons of their fathers would be
found. So, after all, small blame be
longs to Mr. Pollock. He was not of
ferod tho temptation of fingering a cor
net by Frank Norrls, but he found Just
as much pleasure In making playthings
of our Chicago relations.
"Tho Pit" camo to town with trum
pets sounding. Mr. Brady Is an astute
manager, and when the world does not
know that this Irishman Is alive ho will
bo dead. Three months ago he started
to bombard New York editors with pa
per pellets, made from clippings lauda
tory of the play. The manager Is
worthy of success, and he seems to have
achieved It In "Tho Pit." Mr. Brady
smlleB when asked what ho thinks of the
piny as a play, and always replies.
"What do you think of the pit scene?"
In truth, we are strongly Impressed
with it. Any one who has looked down
from tho narrow galler' of the Board
of Trade in Chicago on the wheat and
corn pits In action receives an impres
sion that a stage plcturo is not likely to
eclipse. And, of course, Mr. Brady doe3
not imagine tho auditors will be de
ceived into thinking thr.t clothes arc
rent into shreds in the real pit, nlthough
this exaggeration is forgiven by the
pointed significance in the coat pocket of
one of the bears, torn and pulled Inside
"The Pit" is a really interesting pro
duction, and Wilton Lackayo acts the
part of Curtis Jadwln with commenda
ble breeziness and Individuality. The
actor returns to tho city with a new am
bition. He deHlres to preach a sermon
to all men who love and yet leave their
wives to loneliness. The subject of Mr.
Lnckaye'o text Is tho tall and statuesque
Laura Dearborn. There has been much
discussion about this girl as Mr. Norrls
drew her In his took, and doubtless the
personal interest with which Jane Oakcr
invests her will revivo argument.
Matineo Idols and Their Families.
It will no doubt surprise many of the
girls who a few years ago wore wor
shiping Mr. Robert Hllliard as the most
popular of the matinee idols to learn
that his son has just graduated with
high honors from the Annapolis Naval
Academy. The women havo for a long
time been trying to learn how so many
actresses succeed in looking as young at
(0 or 45 as they did at 20, and to them it
will not appear astonishing that May
Irwin has a son at Annapolis who will
graduate next year. Lillian Russell and
Mrs. Langtry, as everybodj- knows, are
mothers-in-law, while Sarah Bernhardt
and Ellen Terry have been grandmoth
ers for lo theas many years. It would
not be likely to give anybody much of a
surprise if Julia Marlowe and Maxlne
Elliott were to announco tomorrow that
their daughters or sons were engaged,
for wc are accustomed to thinking of
even our most frollcksome soubrettcs as
being old enough to have grown-up chil
dren. But when it becomes known that the
handsome actors who recolvc dainty
notes by the bushel have sons who are
compelled to shave at least once a day
our fair ladies can hardly help being
shocked. It was reported not long ago
that Mr. Henry Miller, another gentle
man who draws well at matinees, had
Just started one of his adult sons In
business. Mr. Sothem. Mr. Skinner, and
the" rest of the gentlemen who are so
charming in the estimation of the girls,
have managed thus far to keep their big
boys in the background, but lot the la-
1 Mara4fc& and Wednes- Begin'gMon. "qjC
J lllgniS day Matinee FEBRUARY 4
I Vp Monday Nigbt, Wednesday Matinee, jri
w Richard III. Taming of the Shrewi
pSSillllpl Tuesday Night, Wednesday Night, j
1 KM Richard HI. The Merchant of Venice!
B3(ij;3Rs Under the Management of F. LAWRENCE WALKER, i ?foSl
SlBBp CHARLES W. MEAKIN. Business Manage)
I FREE LIST ENTIRELY suspended during this ongagoment Car
rlages may be ordered at 10:45. 4 (1)
! Mr. Hanford as Richard III. PRICES 25c to $1.50; matinee, 25c to 75c. Sale begins Feb. 27. i s!bi
1 m.mi mm Jip ij,j.ujjnf7irsawjJMiiM.i t, 'm1 'I' 11 ' 1 ' " 1 1 ' " ' ' " ' " f.'f'imwMiiiJj ' ' ' 1 " ' d UTTFIiBlMj ifi
dies prepare for the worst. It would be
i unfair to expect the ambitious and wor- I
thy sons of our matinee idols to remain
in hiding- forever Chicago Record-Herald.
. Tears on Tap,
"There Is just tills about crying at the
theater," said the average woman.
"You'll cry If you're In the mood for It,
and you won't If you're not no matter
how harrowing or non-harrowing the
play may be. Like most average women
I rarely cry, either at the theater or
anywhere, but I long ago discovered
that It depends entirely upon my mood
at tho time. I once went to a genuine
comedy and found the tears lining- my
eyes Just because I happened .to be blue
at the time, and I've been at many a
play with all the women round me mop
ping their eyes and drying their pocket
handkerchiefs on their fans, while I
being for some reason or other uplifted
eat there dry-eyed, almost smiling.
"No matter what my mood, however,
the thing sure to keep me from weeping
at the theater Is any emotional dl&play
on tho part of her who is with me. I
can attend the weeplest kind of a play
unmoved with my sister, for she starts
In way ahead of time, making me feel
more like laughing than crying, and then
when the true lachrymose opportunity
arrlves It finds mo pathos-proof. This
Is the only way by which I may make
myself Immune from weeplnfc at thea
ters upon all occasions." Philadelphia
Colored Irian's Pledge.
Louis James used to tell me of an old
colored man whom he had Induced to
sign tho temperance pledge.
"Moses," he paid to him some time
afterward, "I am glad to ie that you
are keeping the pledge."
"Oh. yes, sir," he responded; "but it
am mighty hard; might hard! I'se sore
ly tempted a hundred times a day! De
only way I dun keep from breakin it
when I want a drink Is to rermember
what tho good book says- 'E plurbus
ununV or 'Slop an' think ' "
Groat ArtiGts Coming.
Contracts have Just been closed by
the Philharmonic Guaranteeing associa
tion for the appearance In this city of
the two noted artists, Mme. Lillian
Blauvelt and Harold Bauer. Both art
ists will appear In this city during
March, Mine. Blauvelt on tho evening
of March 3rd. and Bauer on the evening
of March loth. The concerts are to be
given at the First Congregational
church, and" neediest to say a rare treat
Is in store for Salt Lake's mualc-Iovlng
public. Of Mr Bauer it Is said that ho
"Is one of the most Intelligent and in
tellectual piano virtuosos before the
public today; his conception Is broad,
his taste poetic ond cultured, hl3 touch
similar to ihat of Paderewskl (his
friend nnd teacher). He opened the sea
son in America ihls year as soloist with
the "Worcester festival, where ho electri
fied hla audiences by his beautiful play
ing." The Philharmonic Guaranteeing- asso
ciation is to be congratulated In its ef
forts to bring to Salt Lake the best mu
sical talent of the country.
Promising Young Pianist.
On Tuesday evening last the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. R. II. Browne was filled
with friends when Mrs. Graham F. Put
nam save a recital for her young- pupil.
Harold Browne. The programme in
cluded several difficult numbers, and all
were given In a manner which reflected
the greatest credit upon teacher and pu
pil Master Browne was assisted by
Ml.s Marjorle Brooks, whose violin se
lections, including a number from "II
Trovatore," "Traumerei" and "Ber
ceuse" elicited the heartiest applause
from the audience. The piano numbers
were as follows:
Sonata '. Mozart
Duet, ballet inualc. "Wedding March"
Mrs. Putnam and Harold Browne'
Romance .... Tchalkowskv
Waltz Lleuling-
Seronatn Ochmlcl
Pomponetty Durand
Kamniennol, "'Ostrow" Rubcnsteln
Famous Conductor in America.
Tomorrow Dr. Richard Strauss and
Frau Strauss de Anna are expected to
arrive in Xcw York from Berlin for a
two months' visit In this country. The
briefness of the stay is due lo the fact
that Dr. Strauss will conduct the Ba
varian musical festival, which will take
place at Regensburg on May !!2nd. This
will necessitate his sailing from New
York the first week In May in order lo
give him time to rehearse the great or
chestra which will appear upon that oc
casion. Speaking- of the coming of Dr.
Strauss to this country, the Philadel
phia Press says:
"The coming- of this most eminent of
living conductors and composers Is sec
ond to no event In the musical history
of this country, and the American pub
. lie will now havo the opportunity, rare-
ipMb" 1 m
Wh 1
Mme. Correlll, of the Stearns Conser
vatory of Berlin, and who is known
as the March esl of Germany, has
had as her pupils Miss Emma Lucy
Gates, Miss Emma Ramsey, Miss
Judith Anderson and "Walter Wallace.
ly given, of hearing and seeing a world
genlua In. the very morning glow of his
greatness! Heretofore it has been our
misfortune lo get them Just before their
sun roseor just after it sol. Now wc
may Judge for ourselves as to the power
of this revolutionist, who has thrown
so many, bombs Into the well-fortified
camps of modern music."
Concert at Grand.
Miss Agatha Berkhool, the gifted
young Utah singer, will be the soloist at
Held'a band concert at the Grand the
ater this evening-. Miss Berkhoel will
sing- the "Gavotto" from "Mlgnon" and
Salt Lake Theatrdl
GEORGE D. PYPER, Manager. j !lrtC
IWEBH'DHY Popular Matinee Wednesdaj
Messrs. Sam S. Shubert and Nixon & Zimmerman's gorgeously beautlftj 1'
presentation of tho International Musical Comedy Triumph, $lf4ate
Tho Merriest, Prettiest Millions have seen and eifl$U
and most tuneful play pA& Joyed it In America
on earth. and England.
Not a. vulgar line or suggestive costume In the production. f ,ori
! -125 times at the Casino Theater, New York City.
2 years In London and still running.
Tho BEST, largest and most expensive COMPANY IN AMERICA.
PRICES: Evenings and Matineo Monday, 50c to ?1.50. Wednesdauus'i
i Matinee, 25c to $1. Sale Friday. j-a!
- i ---ah
Thursday, Friday atid Saturday NiSl
plorence JlSrtj5p
And her superior company In two elaborate productions, on
jj Thursday and Friday, (pit
Saturday Matinee r FTS By David $
; and Night MkJLsk Belasq
tjim-.w.fiiwri.-.tBaLiTi?BTVi.-M--l .Tiv: it mi r-yi- j.v.iH-p-ivr.v.'jrj; i i Iniig
"The Summer Girl.' The full pro
gramme for the evening follows:
Overture, "'A -wakening of the Lion"
Caprices (a) "Scotch Wedding," imita
tion of the batfplpoi (new) Christem
(b) "Tho Dlrtls and the Brook".. .
Snxaphone solo (n) "You'll Remember
Me." (b) "Cricket on the Hearth"
Mr. Earl Mackey
Grand oporatlo selection from "Tho
Mocking Bird" Ruscufuld anil Sloan
Quartetti! (n) "l'rayer." from "Der
Frelschuts" Weber
(b) "The Watch on tho Rhine". Wllkelm
Messrs. Held. Zimmerman. Mackey and
Stevens .
Contralto solo (u) " 'Tls I." gavotte 1
from "Mlmion" Thamns
(b) "A Summer Girl Sargent
Miss Agatha Derkhool
Caprices (a) "I'atrol Coinhpie" (new)
. Linden
(hi "Tell Me. Pretty Mulden." from
Grand overture to Zuinpn llerold
Miss Berkhoel. Is a special attraction.
Orpheus Club Concert.
On Thursday evening:, at the Elks'
club the Orpheus club won new laurels
for itself on account of the very ex
cellent programme given under its au-
spites. The club was never in belter
oice, and every number given was a
gem. As?istlng tho club was some of
tho best of loeul talent, whose numbers
were alsu enthusiastically received.
Among the number were Miss Segild
Pedersen, Miss Emily Larson. ?.lia
Esther Allen. Wlllnrd Squires, Arthur
Pedersen and the Euterpe quartcilo
composed of the Mioses Marguerite
Harley, Lcland Clayton, Emily Larren
and Aura Rogers.
Praiso for Kiss Rnnisey.
That Miss Ramsey is being appreci
ated in the Pacillc Northwest, where she
In company with Miss Sands Is now giv
ing a series of concerts, is shown by the
following clipping- from a Raker City
(Or.) paper:
"Tho ear which understands, compre
hends and thoroughly' appreciates melo
dy in its higher ranges is not usually
attached to the cranium oC the ordinary
chaser after the elusive newspaper
Item, hence criticism, In an essence of
fineness, would be a waste of words
here in speaking of the concert Given
Inst evening at Ellis' opera-house by
Miso Emma Ramsey and her accom
panist, Miss Jennie Sands. She is a
young lady of musical attainment be
yond the ordinary. Sho has the dra-
(Contlnucd on Pago 21,)
prices i
Matinee Monday at 3 p in. and V j'
day at 3 p. in
Siron Purad- vt Noon, R Jfc
' !U&,
Special Attracticf f
if - iTE.
HeSd's Concert Bafei
25c. RESERVED SEATS- i dfi
A. S. zmiDZRMAN, MS(jJ&'t

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