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Gilbert and &lllvu "Pinafore."
The theatrical clock wai moved back
more than thirty icars last night at
Ihe Belasco Theater, -when "Pinafore."
which Is perhaps (he most spontaneous i
product of Gllbertian satire, and the
most characteristic example of Sulli
van's melodls felicity. was presented.
There was an Impressive array of "old-!
limers" present, and also, strange to say,
in Irapressrte array of "youngsters.
those to whom ullbert and Sullivan be
long not so much to the realm of dead
nnd forgotten things as to the realm of
things that never Were.
The line between so-called comic opera
and the audellle Is so thin In these
4js as to be almost nonexistent. The
Viennese school of composers and 11
hrettists Is almost alone In Its ad
herence to the elder opera comlque stan
dards. "Pinafore" belongs to a some-,
what archaic tjpe of operatic method
r.hich we would all wish Into being again
tf we could Even its more common-
place Wrtues, such as tho precise and
cleer blending of lyrics and score. Its
abundance of brilliant Interpretative mu
sic which Is neither barren ensemble;
nor meaningless "tunes," the literary
flavor of Its wit, have become utterly
Mrophled In the harum-scarum of pro
auction to-da.
In a word. "Pinafore" Is a delightful
blending of satirical flings and quiet.
loyous melody, which gains much in
meaning to the theatergoers of 'Wash
ington because It Is brilliantly and
.ltaclously performed at the Belasco.
Certainly no opera of the season, unless
It be "Baron Trenck,' has been sung
better Nor lias any piece been Inter
preted with more decisive, unerring ef
fectiveness. "Plnarore." in Its multi
tude of melodic shadings. In Us quaint
If rather out-moded satire on British
pomposltj. as Teealed in the admiralty
office of the 10's. requires "Interpreta
tion as tew of Its alleged progeny do.
De Wolf Hopper played Dick Deadeje
with all the wealth of grotesquerlo at
his command, heavily underscored the
burlesque of misanthropy, which fairly
romps In the lines, and arrived nearer
at his full stature as a comedian than
he has in many seasons No. he did
not sing, and his role Is not of the
monopolistic species known to stardom:
he has but a. few "little bits" to do,
but these he does supremely well. In--iudlng
a brand-new "blasphemous" cur-
sin speech, which is a gem
It was a delight to hear Viola Gillette
tfng the "Dear Little Buttercup" song.
known to even the tjro among theater
iroerg She sang it unctuously from the
Irst lilting strain to the last. Fay Tem
pleton, who placed Buttercup In the New
York revival Is not missed. And not for
a long time has any vocalist received a
more flattering recognition than did Eu
gene Cowles. cast as Bill Bobstay, when
be sang thoEe lines
II. h an Enslisbnus
For he btaitrtf has rt id it
VM it era!? to hi. milt.
That as is a Escfobmaii.
Knt in sirfta of all temptauoca
To belong to other cations,
H. remains an Encliabsian.
The suave and polished Dick Temple,
whom 'Washington saw a few weeks ago
In "Jaeinta " Is now playing the Right
Hon Sir Joseph Porter, JC C B , first
lord of the admiralty, and he scored
heavily In that facile jirinceps of all
topical ongs tn Engllsh-f T am the mon--areh
Of the sea. the rule of the Queen's
navee " Here is another familiar stanza
from the sparkling Gllbertian lyric:
tThfn 1 was a lid I arrred a Ira
JLs office bor In an attorney's Arm.
I cleaned tb windews and I swept th fleer
And I polished up toe handle of tn btz front door
1 rolisbed up that handle ao emrfdes
That now I am the ruler of the Queen saree'
George J MacFarlane sang the rol
of Capt. Corcoran In a manner which
left little to be desired, and Arthur Al
drldge's pleasingly saccharins tenor
was heard to good advantage in tho
role of Ralph Rackstraw. Elsa von
Bostel. as the captain's daughter. Jose
phine, was the only member of the cast
who was deficient vocally.
Every tnist and turn of the lyrics
could be followed because of the dis
tinctness and the precision with which
they were sung, and hardly a word of
the smooth and fluent lyrics was lost.
Hon many ljrlc writers of the present
day care for such a test The pungency
of the British satire on bureaucracy
was not lost, indeed. It seemed applica
ble to many conditions "in our midst,"
so to speak.
To sum up. all the vivacity and effer
vescent drollery of this comic opera
classic is retained in the present re
vival and It furnished one of the most
delightful entertainments of the sea
son A. M. J.
Six " ularnra of Handel's Manuscript
Given to British Mnaenm.
London, Feb 15 King George has Just
presented to the British Museum some
of Handel s most notoble compositions.
Thej fill six volumes -and the rough
nature of the autograph manuscript, with
frequent interlinear corrections and blots,
Indkate the rapidity with which Handel
pursued his work. The manuscripts in-
i lude a portion of the Messiah." con'
talnlng some of the best known passages,
and the dead march In SauL"
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George Clans and JIls "HoneT Boy"
Minstrels. '
Mirth and melody reigned supreme at
the Columbia last night, where George
Evans and his Honey Boys offered a
minstrel show tho equal of which has
not been enjoved by a Monday night
audience for, lo, these many moons
Plenty of rood stories, most ot them
new and all told In the most approved
minstrel fashion of the period, many
funny songs by the numerous comedians.
and occasionally a sentimental oanao
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From the moment the curtain rose, dis
closing the conventional seml-clrcle of
smiling black faces and white shirt
bosoms, everything went with a snap and
a bang which would please even George
M Cohan, and every one worked as
though the fun were equally divided be
tween the entertainers and the enter
tamed. Pierce Keegan sang "Alexander's
Ragtime Band" as It should be sung,
with the entire company helping him
out on the chorus, and Vaughn Comfort's
excellent tenor won many encores for
him In "If I Had You." John King told
a few more yarns about his brother's
farm, which grows larger each season,
and. with the aid of the orchestra, told
all about what happened to him "Down
In Kokomo." Gllroore and Castle scored
In "That Peculiar Rag;" Mat Keefo con
tributed a touch of the oia-stie min-
trelsv with his yodellnc. and James
Meehan disclosed an unusual falsetto
voice In "There's Nothing Like a
Mother's Love."
Soft shoe dancing by Tommy Hyde in
a picturesque setting. "Moonlight on the
Bayou followed by a dancing carnival.
enenedtlM) second halfTand then George,
Evans made his appearance to deliver
one of those Inimitable monologues
which have made him famous. Getting
under way b announcing that ho would
sing a little ditty written by the Standard
Oil Company, and entitled "Praise John
from "Whom Oil Blessings Flow." Mr.
Evans expressed his Ideas on a variety
of subjects, ranging from the circus to
reciprocity, the only regret of the audi
ence being that he didn't have seventy
eight or thirty more to talk about. But
the Honey Boy came into ms "i
tle later on
r-hnrlea Crossman and his banjo
phlends twanged the strings In pleasing
fashion, and then came "ane uixie ier
by." a musical comedy In blackface, with
the book, lyrics, and music by Mr
Evans And as Mr. Evans wrote the
role of Snowflaka Lincoln Crump for per
sonal consumption, so to speak, he cet
talnly did "eat It up." Snowflake Is an
other one of those funny, band -legged
little negroes who gets into all sorts of
rrarjes and as promptly get out again.
played with all the Evans trade-marks
the aggravated strut, me cigar mat re
fuses to be smoked, the long and rauch-stepped-upon
feet, and the remarkable
trousers. To look at him Is to laugh,
and then to hear that almost grand opera
voice is a sure cure for the blues Charles
Milliard contributes an excellent female
Imnersonatlon. a la Julian Eltlnge, In his
Martha Jane Washington Bron, a
blackface society leader.
To anv one fond of fun and foolishness
In blackface. George Evans and his
"honey boys can be recommenced.
A brilliant success was scored at the
Cosmos Theater yesterday by "The Tern
pie of Music," presented by the WUlards.
This act bears the distinction ot being,
one of the leading beadllners to be seen
In Washington vaudeville this season. It
is full of grotesque and eerie melody
played on all manner of Instrumental con-
celts, the scenic effects are dazzling.
Every member of tho sextet Is a musi
cian to his flnser tips, fhe piece more
than made good on Its enthusiastic ad
vance notices.
Alt Camm and Thelra presented some
genuine novelties -In ventriloquism, and
thrlr comedy effects won the especial
favor of the huge audiences which as
sembled in tne piaynouse yesteraay.
"Mark" Cobden was a big winner with
his original work. "Left at the Post"
w the title ot the droll comedy sketch
presented by Miss Jacklln Bernay, aided
and assisted by Jack Irwin, Its humor
Is unforced and genuine; there Ja noth
ing hackneyed In the entlra piece. Rltch
son's trained dogs also served to furnish
some of the most original and clever
animal tricks of tho season, and won a
host of aomn-ers. .rauie a r, reeiwjr i e
vlew of current events completes the
bin. which Is certain to be. among the
most popular of the- season. V
Xbe Girls from Missouri."
"The Girls from Missouri. with two
acts of musical nonsense, cpened a
week's engagement at the New Lyceum
yesterday and. pleased two lirge audi
ences. Tho name of the burlesque Is
"Models la. Carte., and lves 'Frank
MnniX' ann Fred Russell h chance as
Irish and Jew -comedlsns to reveal some1
funny stuff. Bobby Harrington ana Her
bert Terry were gooa. in xnei. respective
nartx. each having good song numbers.
Among the glrle. Eva Mull, as Billy
Wise. aDnears to be one oi tne text at
this place this season, her songs, "Peach
es ana " AWlllgmv- -in wio. nrei act, ana
Those Eyes" and 'Mvsterlous Rag" were
excentionally good. Margaret Clemmons
and Mildred Cecil were two other girls
who gave a good account or themselves.
There was no olio, but several specialties
were Introduced In the two acts which
made up for the lack or one. Among the
best of tnes were, tne -quince quartet."
Fred Russell In some parodies, and Bob
by Harriot-ton singing.
Pollto Vaudeville.
-Nat M. Wills, whom the publicity
man calls "Washington's own comic
genius." yesterday began his annual
fun carnival at 'Chase's, and, as usual,
attracted two largo audiences, which
got the full worth of fun for their
money. The "happy tramp" Is still tell
ing us about his trip to dear old Lun-
nun, doncnefknow. dui xnis wum ..
has put the coronation label on It and
otherwise revamped a lot of his old
humor that has tho power to get the
laughs across In quick-fire order.
He has also put some new language
In "Alexander's Ragtime Band' In. the
way of a .parody on a man who mar
ried a tattooed person who had "Cus
ter's last fight on her back."
La Tltcorob came through second
heat In the matter of applause. She Is
a singing equestrienne who plrouttes
and poses to the accompaniment of her
songs In a scene made beautiful by the
use of colored stereopttcon slides.
Henry Clivo Is a sterling entertainer
who has the faculty of burlesquing
magic and mystery with the able, as
sistance of Miss Mai (slang for Mary)
Sturgls Walker, who, with her eyes
closed, knows how to call figures and
attention to her own.
Rosalind Coghlan and company pre
sent a playlet. "The Obstinate Miss
rsrano.r" which has a touch of the
ten-twent'-thlrt melodrama to bolster
up a plot about a rorgea cnecx tor ..
The Rials opened the bill with some
clever tumbling feata which were ap
predated by the early comers, and Al
Brown and Gertie Moulton sang.
danced, and plajed the piano In i
pleasing manner.
The Five Nosses offer a de luxe selec
tlon of musical gems of everything
from "Old Kentucky Home" to the
latest ragtime hit. Thy photoplane
showing many interesting scenes, cuu
eludes the bilK
"Vanity Fair."
This week ushers In the two-act farce
at the Gayety entitled. "Suffering Suffra.
gettes." which Is the vehicle for plenty
of comedy work and catchy songs. The
show was a hit from the start, and a
large audience went away pleased at the
evening's entertainment. e
Pat White and Bob Van Oaten furnished
the comedy, their roles being that of es
caped convicts who pass themselves off
as members of the nobility Both White
and Van Osten have a humor that Is en
tirely original. The cast Is not large, but
what there Is or It Is sufficient Among
the women are Helen Newhouse andCella
Armstrong, both very dainty young
misses, whose work was a pleasure to
witness Rose Stevens was good as the
leader of tho suffragettes. Mrs. V. R. A.
Rlngmont. James M Bowman, as the
head of the United States Aviation Corps,
was excellent in his part
The olio was the very best, starting off
with the four Armstrongs, who gave a
good bicycle act. which was followed by
the Bowman brothers. In blsck face.
These two boys have a very entertaining
act and deserved all the applause tney
received. Then Pat White, with a few
absurdities, entertained a few minutes to
the merriment of his audience.
George Primrose and "Alethela,
Fighting for headline honors at the
Casino this week are Alethela, the Gre
cian telepathlst. and George Primrose.
the minstrel king of the world-wide fame,
who returns to Washington after an ab
sence of a "er. The overflow audi
ence that greeted him was greatly re
paid for Its attendance by the delight
ful act which the old-time minstrel
presented. HI graceful dancing, the
melody of bis Southern songs, and his
dancing boys. Murphy and West, was a
rare treat for the Caslnoltes.
When Aleko presents Alethela, the
mental marvel, psychic, and telepa
thlst. the spell of mystery is cast over
the audience, for Indeed she has an aet
of unusual qualities. Usually perform
ers of this kind resort to confederates,
use pads and other means of communi
cation. With Alethela all this Is ellm
On Friday Alethela will have a ladles
matinee to which men will not be ad
Laurie Ordway. the suffragette. Is
big scream. Pletro, billed as the :5,
CCO accordeon beauty, won favor with
his artistic rendition of popular and
classical music The, three St, Lows pre
sent sn unusual exhibition ot trapeze
work, ground and lofty tumbling, and
the comedian kept the house In a state of
" The attendance In every department of
the Arcade last night was fully up to
the usual Monday night numbers, al
though there was noted a slight Increase
In the roller skating rink, with the four
teen bowling alleys occupied all the even
ing with club scheduled games. The sci
entific wrestling tournament, announced
fof to-morrow night, and which s to be
so conducted, according to the assur
ances given by the Arcade management,
that ladles need not hesitate to attend,
promises to be ot unusisjl interest, ow
ing mainly to the superiority of some of
the contestants, notably. Br. a.' r. toi
ler, a graduate ot the University ot
Pennsylvania, recognized M "" most
scientific wrestler In this country, and
Hara Uykla." the champion Jlu-Jltsu
wrestler of Japan, along with several
others of superiority.
The ballroom will ba tenaerca to mo
patrons of the auditorium to-morrow
night, gentlemen accompanied by ladles,
for a dance without extra charge. These
courtesies will no doubt be generally
availed at and highly appreciated. The-
annual colonial dance will take place
In the ballroom 'Thursday night, and a
basket-ball game between Franklin and
Marshall College and Georgetown is on
tor Thursday night also.
"Mr Friend from Dixie."
At the Howard Theater last night to
a capacity house "My Friend from
Dixie." with J. Leubrle Hill In the lead
ing comedy role, supported by, a com
pany of forty singers and comedians,'
started on a week's engagement that
promises to be even a greater attendance
record-breaker than when the same com
edy company gave the Initial perform
ance of this great musical hit a year
This company of colored stars, mostly
girls, has some singers and dancers that
are without equal In their respective
spheres. Real ragtime muslo abounds
throughout the performance.
"His Secretary," by Mrs. Albert S.
Burleson, Presented at the
In the Interest of a campaign fund to
be used In sending woman suffrage
speakers to Ohio and Wisconsin, In
which States constitutional amendments
providing for the Initiative, referendum,
and recall are pending, a one-act humor
ous play, "His Secretary," written by
Mrs. Albert S Burleson, wife of Repre
sentative Burleson, of Texas, was pre
sented at the Plav house. 1111 N street
northwest, yesterday afternoon.
Women ot the Congressional set In
Washington were present, oswell as
men and women in official and social
circles It was the first play written by
Mrs. Burleson, an ardent sufrsgia',
which has been produced. It was the
second presentation of the play. Its pre
miere having been held at the Belasco
Theater several years ago, when a stock
company played It as a curtain raiser
There were two members of the cast
Charles F Weston, assistant chief of
the binding room ot the Government
Printing Office, who took the part of
"Congressman Marster." and Mrs. Maud
Howell Smith, who take the part ot his
wife, and also his secretary
Little Miss Rosle Berman sang "The
Harbor of Love" and her sister. Miss
Esther, gave an exhibition of fancy
dancing, dressed as an Indfan girl, and
singing '"Songs of the Nation" nnd "The
Ragtime Violin" Miss Helen Hannen
plaved several solos on the violin, while
Mrs Wyndham Rosser Rlker sang solos
translated .from tne Krencn. and ura.
Walter Oliver sang "Answer" and Tht
Vale of Dreams " Miss Dorothea Buett-
ner sang and danced. The accompanists
were Mrs. Edwin Kyselka and Mrs.
Robert T. Frallev
Among those present were Mrs. George
Sutherland, wife of Senator Sutherland,
of Utah. Mrs. John Sharp Williams, wife
of Senator Williams, of Mississippi,
Mrs. J U. Henderson. Mrs Dubois.
Mrs. Ebenexer J. Hill, wife or Repre
sentative Hill, of Connecticut: Mrs
Charles B. Wood. Mrs. O'Day. Mrs. Ru-
fus Hardy. Mrs. Robert Lee Henry. Mrs.
John N Gamer. Mrs Morris Sheppard.
Mrs Jack Beall, and Mrs. John
Southern Society Will Give Elabo
rate Dinner Thursday Night.
Final arrangements for the brilliant
banquet to be given by the Southern So
ciety of Washington, at the New Ra
leigh, Thursday night, were completed
last night at a meeting of the general
committee In the offices of the Southern
Commercial Congress, In the Southern
Building. Dr. Clarence J. Owens, chair
man of the committee, presided.
It was decided to change the banquet
hour from S to Z.30 o'clock. The reception
will be held from 7 until t JO o'clock, and
this will be followed immediately by the
banquet proper. Edward Warfled, for
mer govenor ot Maryland, has notified
the committee that he -will attend, to
gether with a large delegation from Baltimore.
Mrs. C D. Merwln. who will be the
hostes to Mrs. William Cummlngs Story
and a party of Daughters of the Confed
eracy from New York State, announced
that an Informal reception win be given
at Confederate Memorial Home Saturday
New Location, 1341 F St. N. W.
Every Trunk, .Bag, Suit Case in
the "Shop" Still Going at Exactly
Original Marked Tickets.
Everything Marked Plainly.
"We Have set the people of Washington
gossiping of the splendid bargains found
here. ' "Andf such good goods, too !" .
'TheTrunk and Leather Shop'
1305 F St. N. W.
.atsassn CssVXJsasasaav
T c T
1 Worth 25c
I i9c B
-Worth 50c 13
The 611181168, 32c
Worth to $2.00.
The Hair Brushes advertised and
offered at 32c are all sold a new
supply Avill be here in about four
Enough of other Brushes, Combs,
and Mirrors remain for to-day's dis
tribution. Perhaps The Herald reader is not
educated up to thus fact that these
periodical sales affordan umisual op
portunity only too quickly passing
Please note another great special
sale in about four mqnths from now,
when plenty of hair brushes will be
These Mirrors, 32c
Worth to $2.00. ,
Note that the smallest .Mirror is
wider than three 'Herald cafumns,
and, of course, much longer.
Note, too, that the boeled French
plate glass is without tiniest speck or
flaw. Overlook the scratch or harmful
blemish on the highly polished wooden
Remember that 3,211 .of such Mir
rors were distributed during the
memorable sale of last ear, and that
but few remain for the present sale.
Bath Brushes, 32c Nail Brushes, 10c Whisk Brooms, 8c
Standard at 75c.
Standard at 25c.
Standard at 50c
Bath Brushes, 16s Nail Brushes, 19c Hair Combs, 5c
Standard at 10c
Standard at 25c
Standard at 15c
Also a table full of "treasures" Toilet Articles at 10c for choice.
Sensation Sprung Sonne Snead
Hearing by Lynn Boyce.
Fort Worth, Feb. 19 The smoldtrlnr.
intense feellne at the Snead trial burst
like a volcano to-day when Lynn Boyce,
the )ouncest son ot Capt A. G. Boyce.
killed here January H by J. B. Snead.
made a desperate attempt to avenge him
self upon W. P. McLean, attorney for
the defense Boyce's mother was on the
stand. Most of the time, with eildent
effort, she controlled herself and an
sa ered all questions. In her testimony
she declared that Capt. Boyce. Instead of
leading a conspiracy to unite Albert O
Boyce. Jr., and Mrs. Lena Snead. made
continual and strenuous offers to sep
arate them. Attorney McLean charac
teristically had asked some pertinent
questions. Lynn Boyce. slttlnr fifteen
feet from the attome), was whittling a
stick with a knife
"Don't jou believe, Mrs. Boce." said
Attorney McLean, "that a man who has
disgraced another, run oer his father
snd mother, stealing another man's
it ire. and killing his little children,
should be placed In a sanatorium or pen
lien tlary''
He referred to Albert Bojce. The ques
tion was hardly out ot the lawyer's
mouth when the six-foot Panhandle cat
tleman, agile as a tiger, sprang over
chairs and men and made a grab for Mc
Lean. Six pairs of hands grabbed him.
hoeer. and after a struggle he desist
ed and sat down quietly.
J. R. Galtovrar Reliras.
J R. Galloway hM Just returned from
a very pleasant trip to Panama. Jamaica,
Cuba. New Orleans, and Florida. Mr
Galloway was accompanied by Samuel J.
Prescott. whom he left at Palm Beach.
Fla where Mrs. Prescott has gone to
Join him
One of. the Subjects Before East
Washington Cltlsens.
The subject of Increased wages for
per diem employes In the street clean
ing department was thoroughly dis
cussed, last night at the monthly meetlns
of the East Washington Cltlsens As
sociation. A resolution favoring a wage
of S a day was referred to the execu
te e committee with a suggestion to urge
steady employment for street laborers
at a fair rate of pay
A resolution was adopted fatorlng the
report of tho Senate District Committee
requiring the Commissioners to suggest
possible routes for new street railways.
The association Is opposed to the bill
requiring the real conslderaUon In deeds,
etc.. In the transf-r of real estate. The
association also volunteered to assist the
Northeast Washington Citizens' Associa
tion In an- effort to hate Bennlng road
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