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THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 6, 1910. .
HSHH L. Ml "Bli I, j " ' T ZT Ijj What Salt Lakers "Will Have Presenta P fr'&BE&S' In the Playhouses of Salt Lake Ii lj! ATTRACTIONS FOR WEEK. .L Melodrama. f SALT LAKE Tf IEATI3R "T ha T X Round VP." First tow nlslits. y beginning Monday evening, wltn 4. mntlnco Wednesday. f $ V .t. Comedy, V 4- COLONIAL THIiATER "Brew- v 4. star's Millions." All Uic week. Hnnlnp tonlRM. Matinees 4 Wednesday and Saturday, y t BUNGALOW THEATER-''- Bach- A. olor's Romance." All the week. T .;. lieclnnlns tonltfit. Matinees v . Wednesday and Saturday. J GRAND THEATER "A ,"thMn8 .j. Devotion." All the week. 1 G In- v nlnrr this n(ternoon. Matinoos v J- Wednesday and Saturday. y ' " 2. Vaudeville. -j 4- ORPHEUM THEATER Advanced -r I. vaudovllle. All Hie week. Matl- I- nees dally. T. 1' MISSION TnKATER-Imperial vau- i. dovlllo. All the- wcok. Matlncca f 4- dally. Concert. SALT LAKE Til EATER Tryln T JL Robertson, the Idaho boy master y i- on tho violin. Saturday afternoon f 4- and evening. j During tho past week Lhcro havo boon .1 number of rumors in circulation re garding probablo changes in the tlio litors oC Zion; that this ono had beon leased, that n change- would occur in this or in that ono, aud tho positive statement that tho Orphcum theater would build a now thoator on State Thoro wore rumors that tho Salt Lako theater might p:iss into other hands. Speaking on this subject, Manager George D. Pypcr put a quietus upon theso rumors by making a positive statement to Tho Tribuno on Friday ovoning. Said Mr. Pypor: "You can say for tho board o direc tors of tho Salt Lako Dramatic nBsocia iion and for rn.y80.lf as manager that the GK AVB'" H Ono of the besb-lmown directors and producers in tho theatrical profession, BVH has been secured by Theo. Lorch to r.tagc and produce all his plays at the Grand theater. i tho Colonial in a week since it was openctl. Tho Grand, loo. has had a record week. 1'or tho lirst time for many moons tho box oflieo was compelled to turn people aw.iv. tho house having been entirely sold oul. Mr. Lorch and his company aro popular wilh Grand pa trons. Maude Leono and her players havo nlso had a remarkable wook at the Buugalow. Thoro havo been capacity audiences nearly every performance Miss Leone is proving tho most popular actress that has appeared at the Bung alow and her company is an excop tionall.y good one. The 'Orphcum continues to bo a gold mine. Tho bill of tho past week has been an exceptional ono, tho best, in fact, for a number of -weeks. The Mission 1ms been dark, sinco Thursdav, duo to the fact that their now bilf was unable lo arrive, tied up by floods in Nevada. A production which, for various roa sons, ought to make a special appeal to Salt Lake Cilv audiences, will bo seen at the Salt Lake theater four nights and Wednesday matinee, beginning to morrow night. "whoa tho "Round Up' will be presented for the lirst timo in this city. "Tho Pound Up" has boon ono of the genuine successes of tho past season in Now York and tho character of the commendations given it havo been impressive. Tho play has boon called a melodrama, but it is said that tho authors havo shown that big, thrill ing melodrama need not bo marred by psncfloheroics and patent, sonlimcnt. Thus thoro aro indications that the play as a play will merit tho patronage of local theater-goers. Thoro aro othor reasons why tho engagement should bo out of the ordinary. Jlcnding tho big companv which has boon appearing in "Tho Pound Up" sinco tho original New York production was made is Maclyn Arbuckle. a player who Iuib won n moot generous measure of suc cess. The settings of the story of "Tho P-ouud Up" aro said lo bo most strik ing. A series of cpisodcB of western life, a3 they might really havo occurred ROYAL TEAOT, In "Browster's Millions," at tha Colonial theater all this week, beginning this, Sunday, evening. I Salt Lake thoator is neither for salt nor for lease. Tho association has con tracts with Klaw and Erlanger,, Charles Prohman and Al Hayman which will Tun for ten years yet. Wo shall con tinue to present the best that the gen tlemen named can secure. Later on wo will build a lobby about the theater, but tho inlorior will not be dismantled and little if anv change will be made in it owing to the i'acfc that its acoustics are perfect and any change might destroy this." This means that tho famousold .playhouse will continue as it has. Next Tuesday will be the forty-second anni versary sinco tho first play was pre sented in this theater. It is one of four playhousos in the United States that ha'o stood theso many years. Tho pieces presented were tho "Pride of the Mar ket" and "State Secrets." Tt may be that in "The Pound Up," which will bo presented at tho thoator on Tuesday, a roforenco may be made to tho anniver sary of tho birth of the old theater. At tho Colouial tho engagement of Mjix Figman during the past week in "Mary Jane's Pa," was a record week for tins popular playhouse, more peo ple' attending the nine performances 1 than ever passed through the gati-s of are said to be set forth, with ono or two rlimaxos of a truly thrilling character, lu i ho third act an entire baud of In dians aro seen riding horseback ulong a narrow cliff edge and the act ends with a battle scene which is said to bo tho most realistic picturo over shown on the stage. Thcao aro tho big epi sodes in a story which is described as a real romance, with incidental comedy of tho most natural kind. Mr. Ar buckle as "Slim" Hoover is said to have a role which is far better suited to his style than tho leading rolo in "Tho County Chairman," in which he was last seen hero. The cast includes besides Maclyn Arbuckle, Albert Phil lips, Joseph "M. Lothinn. Sidney Gush ing, Elmer Grandin, "William Conklin, S. L. Pichardson. James Asburu, Jacques Martin, Ogden Crane, Fred R. Stanton, "Texas" Coopor, Grace Ben ham, Mario Taylor and Paula Gloy. A maliueo will be given on Wednesday. Beginning with a mitnee tod.13' Tho odoro Lorch, Miss Cecil Fay and their strong supporting company will offer theater-goers of Salt Lake at tho Grand theater the great drama containing heart absorbing inlorest from the rise of the curtain until its final drop on tho last act. "A Father's Devotion" will be the offering and promises to more than please tho patrons of tho Grand. The play has been staged and will be 'produced tinder tho personal supervision of George L. Graves, who is known ns one of the best and most efficient stago directors in the business, this fact alone boing enough to guarantee a first-class production. The scenes of this great drama aro laid in Knglund with tho exception of the first act. which shows a western mining enmn in tho Pising Sun mining district. All characters in this act are of a decidedly western typo, most prominent among them being Dick Forrester, who leads a double- life, and whose truo numo is Marble. Ho has a daughter whom he lovc3 wilh a fond devotion, by tho name of Margaret. Dick Forrester is kuown in tho neigh borhood as an all around tough and crook, making saloons his headquarters. During one of his drunken brawls he kills a man by tho name of Dutch Fin ucgan, wliich arouses tho vigilance com mittee, and they order Dick to leave the camp. This ho refuses to do. He is seized by the-angry mob and is about to meet with a lynching when Gerald Austin, who is in love with Dick For rester's dnughtnr. comes upou the scene and effects Forrester's cscapo. Ever grateful for savin" his life. Dick For rester taJ:cs a card from his pocket, and tearing it in two, givos one part to Gerald Austin, telling him that i thnv ever should meet and ho uo-dd need THE EIGHT GEISHA GIRLS. "Who will "Do at U10 Orphcum all week, beginning Snnflay matinee. a friend ho would give Mm his luro if necessary. Ho then escapes bv mount ing the top of a coach of a passenger train. This train sceno Las been made very realistic bv means of stage mech anism. Dick Forrester goeo back to England, where ho continues his drink ing and debauchery, and whero ho en ters into a compact Avith threo others to thieve and plunder. Dick Forrester and Dixon commit robbery, and in tho raid tho old man is killed. Suspicion points to his son. who goos away and conceals rimsclf in an old barn. While thus concealed the robbers como to the barn and divide tho spoils, and acci dentally discover Gerald Austin, tho son whom thoy take and bind hand and foot and condemn him to death and Dick Forrester is selected as the man to per form tho t.erriblo deed. Ho is about to do his sworn dutv when ho discovers a card in the nockcts of his victim which ho recognizes as tho ono givon Jo a friend who bad once saved his life. ITcro follows somo very dramatic work which will give Mr. Lorch every oppor tunity to show his versatility as an act or. There will .bo matinees" Wednesday and Saturday. A real Japancs act, with Japanese actors and .Tapaneso music on Japanese instruments, with a setting of Japa nese sconery, will bo tho fcaturo of tho now bill that opens at tho Orphouiu called "Tho Eight Geisha Girls." This oclqt of boauties from tho land of tho Mik'ado sing, danco and othcrwiso en tertain in the manner of tho geishas, who aro tho trained eutortainors of Japan. Thoir posturo dancing is de scriptive of .lapaucso poems and stories. Somo of tho dnucing is intended lo bo and is of humorous character. Other dances doal with historical episodes. Theso are danced to tho accompjiniment of descriptivo vorses chanted by chor isters to the music of samisens, which are tho Japanese equivalent of tho banjo. This act was imported from Japan lor this tour and has proven an unquali fied success everywhere Tho act is novel and distinctly pleasing to every audionco. Brown, Harris and Brown havo kept audiences in ovory Orplwuui in a con dition of laughtor with their raolango of f'jn called "Just to Laugh, That 'a All." Hnrry Brown is an exceptionally olovor comedian; Miss Yiola Harris wears handsome gDwna aud her sing ing is of a quality to groatly lwlp the act. Elbert Brown renders "Wait Till tho Sun Shines, Nellio" and "Jcssa miuo, two very tuneful numbers. J. Francis Dooley and Miss Corinmo Saylcs havo a sketch which they call "Pavement Pntter." It is a dialoguo with musical setting that serves to givo an opportunity for the oxtrcmoly good comedy work of tho learn. Both Mr. Dooley and Miss Sayloa have been a nronouncod hit olsowhore. The PorH.ind Orcgonian said of tho Orphcum bill last week: "After viewing tho cntiro bill at tho Orphoum, which us a wholo strikes a rattling good aycrago, any jury would unanimously ' aivard tho bolls, bluo ribbons and bouquets to ono Jimmio Lucas, who comcdes via tho singing route, and to J. Francis Dooley and his vost pocket assistant, Corinno Savlos. whoso act is n wholo show in itself." Jean Clermont's burlesque circus comes on tho stage in a circus wagon, drawn bv a mulo. Then tho dogs, ponies and roosters aro unloaded and tho tent pitched in regulation stylo, after which tho show begins. T ho ponies do military drilling and other tricks, whilo tho dogs and roosters havo a variod entertainment. One French poodlo plays on tho piano and a fox terrier barks tho "Merry ; Widow" waltz and believes in his music enough to try to danco to it. Madamo Panita, tho fluto virtuoso, is another importation from Europe, brought to this country for tho Or phcum circuit. Madamo Panita has made- a tremendous success everywhere. .linimy Lucas, already mentioned in tho Oro'gonian oxcorpt, is also on tho bill with a singing and dancing turn. Lucas last season was co-star in "Tho Golden Girl," but returned to vaudc villo this year, lie is a famous song writor, his most celebrated success bo ing "I Love Mv Wife, but Oh, You Kul." Douglas and Douglas have an enter taining sketch which they call "Tho Clown and tho Girl," from the roles assumed by tho two members of tho team. Thoy nlso carry a dog wliich figures in tlio tumbling" aud is said to bo a remarkablo canino acrobat. Thoro will bo new orchestral selections and new kinodromo picturos. That tho people of Salt Lako City take kindly to high-class vaudeville at moderate prices has been amply proven at tho Mission theater. Each week's bill has been a little bit better than tho one proceeding it. with the result that tho patronago of tho popular Third South street house has become more liberal than over. For tho week com-liKMH-iug Thursday afternoon next Man ager Clark will offer what is promised as ono of the best, if not tho best, bill that the honso has .vet offered. Every act on tho bill comes well recommended nnd the amiisoment lovers of this city will havo no reason to regret having seen the bill. Tho hoayinor of the new bill will be tho Joo Boganny troupo, European artists, who present the "Lunatic Bakers." Tho press and public of Seat tle, where the number was recently pre sented, unito in declaring that it is "tho greatest comedy acrobatic net over seen in tho northwest under any management or diroction." Tho act is described as a scream from start lo finish and has won unstinted praise in overy city in which it has beon pre sented. A second headlincr on the bill js promised in A, W. Fremont and com pany wilh the dramatic ono-act play, ' ' The Way of the West. " Mr. Fremont appears in tho character of a Wolls Fargo express messenger, who is held up ny a robber, who is later run to earth in a houso in wliich the messenger and a woman passenger have taken rcfugo during a storm. Tho robbor is a brother of tho woman, but; slip does not recognize him. Tho play is full of tenso dramatic situations. Mr. Fro mont is supported by Claudo Chadon, "The Round Up" MACLYN AEBUCKLE, PAULA GLAY, As "Slim" Hoover. An Polly Hope. In "The Round Up," at the Salt Lako theater for four night3, beginning Monday, March 7. the robber, and Miss Mary Frey, sister of tho robber. Another strong featuro of the bill is promised in Sally Stcmbler, a well known and popular vaudeville star, who is tho possessor of an excellent voice, a magnetic, stago presence, in addition lo which sho is a good dresser. Miss Stcmbler will sing a number of songs in which she has mado a hit in every city in which sho has appeared.. A laugh a minuto. and then somo, is prom ised by Eddio Dolan, an eccentric come dian, who has been ono of tho features of tlio Sullivan and Considine circuit for tho last fow months. Edgar Bergor, European equilibrist, comes highly recommended nnd promises a number of new features in his act. Tho Mis sion orchestra in now selections and now moving pictures will go to make up tho bill. Ono of the most prominent theatrical offerings of tho season will bo tho ap pearance hero all this week at tho Colonial theater, beginning tonight with matinees Wednesday anu Saturday, of tho Cohan and Harris comedians, with Poyal Tracy in Frederic Thompson's massive production of the big Now York, London and Chicago success, "Brewster's Millions," a comedy which has achieved a remarkable bit on both sides of tho Atlantic, and which is now being presented in four languages. Besides its originality in construction, plot and story, it contains somo marvelous scene effects and is de scribed and commented upon as' ono of tho wittiest comedies presented in re cent years. Tho play is a stage ver sion of Gcorgo Barr McCutcbcon's live lv and successful book of that name. The storv is odd and tells of tho ef forts o'f Montgomery ("Monty'') Brcwstor to speud a million dollars left him by his grandfather, within a year, and to prosorve complete secrecy re garding his ultimate oojoct. Ho is not permitted to givo or gamblo it away, nor is ho permitted to endow any in stitution or orccfc any permanent me morial. This is mado a conditon un der which he inherits a fortuno seven times as vast from an uuelo who had conceived and nourished a bitter hatred for tho grandfather. The leading production at the Sbubcrt this week is an Edison subiect, "The Eleventh Hour." Two comedies are on the programme. Thoy aro "The Egg Trust" and "Pags, Old Iron." An industrial picturo is also on tho bill, that of animal farming and bird farming. Appropriate musical selections have been prepared by tho orchestra, and the illustrated .ballads are in tho hands of a popular and competent singer. At tho Elite theater this week an ex ceptionally strong bill is being present ed, two excellent feature subjects being included in the programme. "To Save Her Soul," a biograph drama, is one which deserves special mention, owing to tho impressive lesson it leaches. Au othor subject which will prove justly popular is an educational picture from the famous Urban-Eclipse studios, "From the Fighting Top of a Battle ship in Action." This picture lakes the audience right into the groat turret of a "Dreadnaught" with twin twelve inch quick-firing guns. Every detail can bo closely inspected, so perfect is the photography. "A Daughter of the Sioux" and "Lifo Among tho Bandits of Itab'" conclude tho picture pro gramme. Bert Olin and Arthur Wake will have charge of tho musical end of tho performance, and the latter will sing some new songs in the spotlight. Two new illustrated ballads will complete ono of the best programmes of the sea son. The feature subject at the Luna the ater this week is an excellent subject from tho Pa tho Freres studio in Paris, and is taken from one of the most beau tiful short stories in literature. This production, "Tho Violin Maker of Cre mona." is a faithful reproduction from a littlo gem from the pen of Francoiso Coppee. Another subject sure to mako a hit is "The Newly Weds," a bio graph comedy. "An Eye for au Eve" is also included in the programme. The Luna orchestra will play some oxcellent seloctions, among which will bo the Boheminn Life Overture and selections from Victor Herbert's "Wonderland." At the Isis theater all this week is a film which will rank higher than most others, drawn from Biblical history, a beautiful hand .colored drama, "Joseph Sold by His Brethren." Three other films, "Life's Portrayals." "The Final Settlement" and an industrial picture of the mica mines in the Ullugura mountains are also on tho bill. Lew Halsott will sing two illustrated songs and Harry Wolff, leader of the Isis orchestra, promises some oxcellent mu sical numbers. At tho Bungalow this week "A Bachelor's Pomanco" will bo pro duced by tho Mack-Leo no plavcrs, be ginning Sunday night. This fa ono of tho most delightful of comedy dramas, carrying with it a touch of homo life, tho aadncsa nnd lonolinoon of celibacy, u wido Htrcnk of humor and allogothor full of Jifo. Tho leaning characters will be in the hnndu of Mr, Mack and Mitiit Leono, Mr. Mack being soon In a character entirely now to IiIh Salt Lako friends and a Nplcndid vehlolo for his clovorncBfl. Mias Lootie will bo cap tivating as ever, and hitu ample oppor tunity for a full display of hor nrllHllc abilities in catchy, Htriklng dinloguo and startling situations, such aa can bo entertainingly presented only by a woman o her beautj; and drama tic poise. The balance of tho iC"8l " eludes Irene Ontlrim Pearl Lthier, Mrs. Kiscadden, Messrs. Booth, Moore an Ronnie, and tho rehearsals havo found all ready for the opening Sundaj uigai. Locatza, tho talented professor nnd tragedian, will give an entertainment at the Salt Lako theater Tuesday e cu ing March .1.1. Ho will l)q assisted by capable people from this city where. Professor Lecatza is lrom the King's Dramatic college Athens, and comes highly recommended He wi I act and recite in both Greek and Eng lish. A play depicting lifo in the remote villages of China has been written In the Rev. JL J. Vyvcb.org. pastor nf the Reformed church at Hurley. . .. lor the purpose of bringing beforo clnircn members an idea of the conditions which foreign missionary work is do signed to alloviate. Tho play will bo staged by the young people of his own church in April and will bo later given in neighboring towns. The pastor playwright has spent much timo on it and savs thai it not only shows accu rately the costumes of the people, but conv'evs also a good idea of thPir man ner of thought and conversation. The Drama League, which is to have for its purpose the creation of an en ligbtoned slaving public throughout tho United States, will have its birth in the First Congregational church in Evanstou, 111., March 22. At tho meet ing it is expected there will assemble delegates from some 1G5 clubs and women's organizations throughout tho central west to discuss the best way in which to undertake the work in hand. Tho invitation sent out by the Drama club of Evanstou contains this statement of purpose for which tho loagno'is lo be formed: "In a nutshell, ihe gist of the matter is tho banding together in one delegated body of all tlio forces already working for the im provement of the drama." After be,ing dark for four days the Mission theater will most likely open MADAME SOHU3IANN-HEINK, 'K The world's foremost queen of song, at the Salt Lake thoator, MardMk again Monday afternoon. Saturday Manager Clark received a telegram stating that the acts that should have reached this city last Wednesday night but wero held "by tho floods "on the Southern Pacific in Nevada, had reached Sacramento aud had been detoured via Portland and should reach this city Monday morning. This dispatch was later confirmed by one received at the local office of the Oregon Short Lino, which in substance Baid: "Acts for Mission theater, Salt Lake, should ar rive Monday morning." Encouraged by these two telograins, Manager Clark: stated Salurdaj- Afternoon that the first performance of what is promisod as the bost .bill yet offered at the popu lar Third South street house would open Moudaj" afternoon. The last lines that Eugene wrote for the Chicago Daily News, just a few weeks beforo his death, were about Dcnnian Thompson. They were just four lines in Thyme: God bless you. Dcnt..an Thompson, for the good y do our hearts, Wilh this music an' these memories o ' youth ; God bless ye for the faculty that tops all human arts, The good ol' Yankee faculty of truth. The New York Morning Telegraph, a journal of wide influence in tho theater nominates the following as high crimes and misdemeanors and suggests appro priate penalties for those who commit them: "The aclor who opens a valise on the stage, takes out woman's lingerie and then makes dreadful faces and tries to look like a hunted auimal, should bo hanged and quartered.. It's the oldest stuff on the stage. "'The vaudeville player who pleads wilh nn audience to either 'sing or whistle, boys,' should bo shot on tho spot. "Anv player who makes a miserable dog walk across the stage on his hind legs and then makes long and elaborate bows with a smirking and powdered mug should bo burned at the stake. "No matter how new the answer may bo to the question. 'Why does. a chickon cross the roadl' it is bound" to a drivel. "The vaudovillian who utters an idiotjsm and thou says to his partner: 'A littlo over their heads,' should bo loaded with chains and led to tho North river nnd hurled ovorboard. "The variety actor who starts off wilh theso words: 'Well - .Si'.1 from Now York, and I'll if I didn't spend H a wceWm everything,' ai10lli be giymj "Theso few remarks no JB men; women aro entitled to nX please." lu aoMtrf I'W not be .generally kJK tho library of the British wJB tains upward of GOO.OOo bound in 340 volumes. ThrrR volumes of London playbill, 'iB umes of provincial plavb lf volumes containing foroi&n i&P Geoffrey Abbotf of St.M Frenchman by. birth, introaoM England religious tragedies i scholars about 1110 1 C iM piece actod was called "Tli'n lurtW! St. Catharine." xuo-Mf Tho lirst protest against HidH of plays was in the year J.27K tho scholars of St.. Paul's echnH don, presented a petition to'KiB ard II., praying his majeatytoM somo persons from rcproBcntinJB ly the history of tho old tcaUrmaM In England among the flrt SH produced was "Piscntorj or-iH Caught," which was written'H Iloker. By some authoritiesiH lo havo been tho first comeK ever written in English, biH English comedy proper is goiH uowlcdged to have been "RiH Doister," by Nicholas UdaK Tho former is said to hnvlBj duccd in 1525. Another canB was "Grammer Gurlon's NccdH tcnbyBishop Still in loGG, uK The first Italian comcuyfjjH do's "Timonc," produced beH although a pastoral drama IjH Poliziana, entitled "Orfeo.'W pcarcd in 1472. 5K In the same year the firstHS comedy was written. The first patent to act plB granted by Queen Elizabeth iHj James Burbagc. tho father ofH tragedian, Richard Burbage.fHI in the Earl of Leicester's comjH Tho Theater Poyal. DniryJW built in 1662, and tho noted L! Inn Theater was erected iii.lTGSW Tho forthcoming production oh laud's "Chanticleer," in which-W characters are birds and fo'iM novelty to the stnge, for .in tfl teenth century "Aesop's GrowjB performed, in" which the actpB dressed as birds. . One of tho earliest mUS,aiJB was "Flora; or Hob in thoB was written bv Colley CibberiM duced in 1715. It was tafll Dogget's "The Country VJB duced to a farce, several aoB added, and this is tho first l?B have of anything like the nvasiii edy of today. TP MISS CECIL rAtKjjk Now playing with Mr. Tn0!4j tho Grand theater. She JJPoL favorite with theater-go narv among the talented womoup,g