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LATEST PII
Jual.tee Illuiiie.
T Il: " It:n. t. IuKtire liii
THE SUPREME COURT.
Rumors Regarding Possible Retirement
of Two of the Justices.
Th . r-mrui" court of the united States
fi, g."n"'raliy referred to as the gretest
jtWh- il iody in the world. Its members
fit m ti: - I eginnin,g of the government have
been s.l""te.l with regard to the important
otti .'e f. till, ard polities and other con
siderations have always been secondary
in th- , .-!- ti-n orfi mn. for positions oin
the .s:n: m.-il h" ' ' .
'i hu .nr t j"":1'm-ly r."ards all the tr.rlli
tionts i it lmav (-me d,:win to it. From its
b.-g.nong it ha.s b.n r conducted as to
g V'e , ih I taid,ini; with all classes at
ir"opie is a tIs hace beeni abi.v" the wias
p-r of snii-lal .n imany judici:l opinions
him," I...": harded." down: that are for the
r.sing g.-n ri t:is botl guiles in the inter
pt.taiti,n of liw ant models of judicial
derisl.'ns.
As comp","',l today tie coutn consists of
('hi"f Ju:ti". M.lvill. Weston Fuller. As
s .ciate" Ju.sti,s J..:mI Marshall Ha Ian. Da
uil Jos.aih Ireweer. Henry Iillings Brown.
E:daisrd l)ouglass WChite. Rufus W. Peek
hail J.s" ph M."l'nna. Oliver Wenilell
Holme' aini W'ilitm R. bay. Of these
members Ch:ef Justice Fuller and Asso
c:ate Just i. I.arlan have been entitled to
retire on full pay at any time in the past
two years. The re.7utrement necessary to
p^rmit a juntice of the Supreme Court of
the I'nited States to retire on full pay is
hat hI. s'ill have served on the court tor
a period of ten years and shall have reach
THE NATIONAL GUARD
Practical Instruction of Com
missioned Force.
OFFICERS WILL DRILL
PLANS FOR INCREASING REGI
MENTAL EFFICIENCY.
Regular Meetings at Headquarters
Secretary Taft on the Militia
Advance in Zeal.
TI." ,r:wtical instruction of the commis
sto,ned othe-rs of the National Guard of the
District oif Columbia In the revised infantry
drill regulations will be Inaugurated next
Mond'ay evening. AS heretofore announced.
in 'Th" Star. Unptain Muir of the War Di
partmnt general staff, who served as a
mnember of the board that prepared the
revisi in of the dirill regulations, kindly
e ins'ntid to lend all the assistance wIthin
his power to the. local brigade In Its efforts
to mast5- r the "new book." which has given
tie- majirity of company commanders a
great dleal of trouble. Advantage was
promuptly taken of Captain Muir's offer.
and a general iirder Issued from District
mniiltiai headaiuarters as follows:
*All mmmanissioned officers of the brigade
r:it espt. ially excused by the commanding
gerw-ral will asse mble in the drill bail of
:ine irt'" ilarket Armory. In dress un i
:am, wn side i a rms. at 8 o'clock p mn , in
ti :e fo.llowintg dates:
--laoi i y, I )ece mbeir 5. 194
"TuIsday ' ,c l'erembetr 13. 1904.
"'\Vednesdaiy. December 21. 1904.
"Th o t.rga nizaioins schedtuled to (trill on
the eveings in the- hail will be exercisi'd
ina Ihe mnunal of arms by the non-com
ma i itned ottleers. In the company rooms.
Will Have Assistance.
In lus~ work oif instructing the officers
C'aptain. MuIr will have the able assistanc'e
of Adjutanlt Gei neral Brett and Major
tiurarat. boith of whom have made a special
uidy of t he re-vised regulations, in con
a'' titon with whIch Cap)tain Muir is cton
,-dedi to lie an authoirity. The instruction
lihe gi've.n will cover as much itf the book
Spoessile,i .wginning with the i,rst page.
Thie requirement that side arms be worn
w:t inc~lutied in the ordt'r beca use Inst rue
i.ni will ii. given in handling the saber.
.w inst ruction is admitted to be very much
. .eded.d a far as a large number of the
liters of the brigade are concerned.
Regular Meetings at Headquarters.
Aiitnnuncement hias also been made In
g.-neral orders that on and after December
1i..tteauarters will be openi on every sec
-d anId fourthi Monday evening of eacht
n:inth frim t8 to 10 o'clock until further
noIc. ThI'le commananding generalI and staff
u~ ill bei ptre sent for the purpose of transact
u.g iftornally any business or gIvIng any
:nformatIion that offikers rnay desire. Offi
.rs who may be inclined to call socially
w iL 1m cordially welcomed. UnIform will
:not bie required on the occasions of these
miietings at headiquarters. which give the
ifil-ers an opportunity to meet and confer
with the comimanding general. Important
matters relatIng to the welfare of the
command, as a rule, are discussed and an
.-xhange of views made possible, the result
living beneficial all around.
Marked activity Is notIceable throughout
the ciimmand in the matter of applying for
4rvice medals. Up to date, however, head
quoartiers ha.s received only t he applications
of a few officers of the general staff. The
other requests for decorations are slowly
piloting their way through military chan
n.els. It has been found necessary by corn
I'any and other commandIng officer, whose
ndorsements on the papers are essential
t* verIfy by an examination of the records
the statements regarding service made by
the. applicants. The medals of'Class A are
aeeure in the bIg safe at headquarters and
have been there for seversal months past.
but the medals of Class 3 have ndt yet
been ordered. They will make their ap
pearance, though. In du. season.
* Reginaental OSwas Aetir.
The officer, of the 2d Reinent,.have
Tet and appointed a committee to con
7TURES OF THE JUSTICES SUP]
Justiee 1'ec'kham. Justice McKenna.
laa. Chief Justice Fuller. Justice
ed the age of seventy years. This is the
some re.uhement that appli:es to any
United States judge. But this retirement
at any time cannot te forced.
Until these requirements are filled there
is no way for a judge to leave the court
except by resignation without pay. Some
years ago Associate Justice Hunt was
stricken with paralys's and rendered so
helpless that he could be of no further
service. He did not have the necessary re
quirements for retirement with pay, but
C. ngress provided special legislition 'by
which he was entitled to retire on the
same condit:ons as if he had served ten
years and reached the age of seventy.
Rumors are occasionally heard to the ef
fect that either Chief Justice Fuller or As
-oc?ati" Justice Harlan will retire to private
life. but no action has been taken by them
that seems to fulfill these predictions in the
t"ar future.
Chief Justice Fuller was born in Maine.
February 11. 18:3. It was only a few years
ago when the state of Maine could claim as
her children the chief justice of the United
States. the Speaker of the House of Repre
s.-'ntatives and the President pro tem. of
the tUnited States Senate. besides other men
eminent in public life. But these three great
positions, covering the entire legislative and
judicial branches of the government, were
at one time filled by men born in the state
of Maine.
The chief justice received his appointment
to office in 1888 at the hands of President
Cleveland. He was appointed as a citizen
of Illinois. He started his professional life
by studying law, then he edited a news
paper, and went back to law and mixed
liberally in politics.
sider and report upon a plan for the or
ganization of an officers' club, the object
of which shall be to promote the interests
of the _'d Regiment in every way. A plan
has been formulated to increase the effi
ciency of the 1st Regiment, and it will be
put in operation by the middle of this
month.
The steps taken In the two regiments,
as mentioned, were in pursuance of the
suggestions that recently emanated from
District militia headquartess, which were
published in full in The Star.
Secretary Taft on the Militia.
In his annual report, just made public,
Secretary of War Taft. referring to the
militia. says that it is gratifying to be
able to report that very satisfactory
progress has been made toward bringing
the organized militia of the several states
and territories to a condition equal to
that of the regular army, respecting arm
ament and equipment. Officers of both
services have cheerfully and effectively
co-operated in meeting the requirements
of the new law, both in letter and in
spirit, and their combined efforts to bring
the militia up to the high standard of the
army in discipline and instruction are
meeting with excellent results.
Other extracts from Secretary Taft's
report follow:
"One of the most useful provisions of
the new militia act is contained In section
14. which makes it the duty of the Sec
retary of War to have inspections made
by regular army officers at least once a
year to determine whether the organized
militia is sufficiently armed, uniformed
and equiplped for active duty in the field
as to entitle It to the use of Its allotment
un.der section 1661, Revised Statutes, for
pay, subsistence and transportation while
encamped in actual field or camp service
for instruction'
'A special inspection of the entire or
ganized militia of the country was
promptly made after the passage of the
law. Among the Immediate results of the
special inspection were the disbandment
and muster out of many companies, the
recruitment of others, and the entire re
organization of the organizedl militia of
several states and territories. These
changes were made mainly with a view
to the betterment of the service and to
secure a larger attendance at drills, &c.
the~ extended territory over which some
'ompanies were scattered in the past hav'
ing precluded the assembling of a work
ing percentage of the normal strength of
the organizations."
Great Advance in Effieiency.
"The general results of the Inspections
which have been made under this order show
a great advance in zeal, efficiency, care of
arms, uniforms, etc.: also that both officers
and men have acquired a clearer compre
hension of their duty to the state and na
tional governments, They also show that
the militia is gradually being brought to
conform to the system of the United States
army with regard to military Instruction
and discipline,
"Of the 8,4T officers and 106,787 men com
posing the organised iltitia of the several
states and territories at the dates ef ~the
inspectIons, 6.915 officers (82 percent and
81.:85 men (78 per cent) were present at
those inspections,
"The strength of the organized militia of
the United States on October 1, 1904, includ
ing officers of every- -ank and grade, was
115.1137. consisting of 8,805~ officers and 107,
132 enlisted men.
"The military secretary reports that dur
ing the past year the organization and per
sonnel of the militia force have been greatly
improv'ed, and that individual members of
the Natidnal Guard have manifested an
increased interest in its advancement. Dis
cipllne has been more rigidly insisted upon
and the more uniform enforcement of local
laws requiring examinations as to physical
and mental fitness for warrant or commis
sion has resulted in the elimination of the
undesirable and incompetent and the sub
stitution in their stead of officer. and- men
whose fitness and enthusiasm have had a
good effect on the organisation
"While it is true that there appears to
Ihave been retrogression in some of the
states, a careful analysis of reports received
discloses conditions promising future- ad
vancement in efficiency and a general di.
position to abandon such custom, as have
been destructive of discipline and pron
ciency.
"The military secretary estimates. that
about 75 per cerit of the total steghof
the organised militia would r 104t a
call for .service. under~the feea -oeu
mnent gvr
"In addition to -Imeving the persong
of the organised militia, waising the stand
ard of its discipline and inceasing it~s .e
cisey. the new militia law has aroused tur
interest of the young men of the cntry I
military affairs and has increased their- in
clination for mitary mervic**"
IPrivate Riehard J. Downet' qaiMc
has been hono,abl diseliasgedL~
tEHE COURT.
Justice Day.
Srewer. Justice White.
Associate Justice Harlan, in length of
service, Is the senior member of the court.
He was appointed an associate justice in
18T7, after a life filled with activity. He
was a lawyer, soldier, politician and judge.
and having been born in Kentucky, and
taking part in the politics of that state as
a republican, he found it necessary to face
many scenes that tested his courage. Sin,.e
being on the bench he has never ceased to
take a lively interest in the affairs of the
ration. and has served almost continuously
as a member of the faculty of some law
school here, having been connected with
Columbian University for many years.
The establishment of the Supreme Court
of the United States has generally been
commented on by historians of the Ameri
can republic as the greatest achievement of
American statesmanship. That court was
made absolute in authority within its own
sphere. In many respects it outranks all
other judicial tribunals of the world, its
jurisdiction extending over sovereign states
as well as over the humblest individual. It
has the power to annul in effect the stat
utes of a state whenever they are directed
against the civil rights, the contracts, the
currency or the intercourse of the people.
This high court restricts congressional ac
tion to constitutional bounds. The posi
tions of the judges are secure against any
restriction. Once a justice of that court,
and no political or other power can reach a
member. In this respect it is far beyond
the highest court of England, and beyond
the highest courts of the states. Yet its
powers are strictly defined. Its decrees are
governed by the most scrupulous regard for
the law. It cannot interfere with local self
government except in clearly defined limits.
mission as commander of the naval bat
talion.
Private Frederick H. Yount has been
elected first lieutenant or Company B. 2d
Regiment.
Corporal Thomas R. Puckett, Company B,
1st Regiment, has been honorably dis
charged because of removal from the Dis
trict of Columbia.
CHARCOAL BURNIlIG.
The Industry Has Been Hurt by Use
of Coal and Coke.
From Pearson's Magazine.
Time was when the entire annual yield of
many European forests was devoted to no
worthier purpose than the making of char
coal for use as fuel in iron or glass smelt
ing works. But nowadays good forest tim
ber can generally be put to better purpose,
and, although in some places charcoal burn
ing still flourishes on a large scale, the in
dustry, strangled by coal and bke. has
been steadily diminishing in Importance.
The best site for a kiln is one that has
been used before-the ground is thoroughly
dry and is covered with absorptive cha
coal dust.
The kiln usually consists of two tiers of
wood, one upon the other, placed as
straight up as possible, the smaller pieras
inside, the thicker pieces in the center and
the smaller pieces again toward the out
side. When two stories have been piled up
in this way more wood is laid horizontally
across the narrow top. This kiln is grad
ually shaped like a dome. All openings
are then carefully filled in, in order to pre
vent unnecessary drafts, and the whole is
made as firm as possible.
A passage is now constructed from the
outside of the kiln to the flue In the center,
or a log of wood which has been placed
previously in position is drawn from under
the bottom tier, leaving a hollow kindling
passage, in which, when the kiln is com
pleted, a torch may be inserted to set fire
to the shavings.
Now the important work of covering the
kiln is edinmenced. Supports of various
kinds are placed in position to save a col
lapse under the weight of the coverings, of
which there is both an inner and an outer.
The kiln is first tiled, as it were, with thin
sods, overlapping each other. Then the
outer covering is applied, consisting of
loamy forest soil and charcoal dust, well
mixed, and firm enough to exclude air and
retain the heat, and at the same time soft
enough to allow steam to escape, and to
yield without cracking, as the kiln gradual
ly sinks during the burning.
Nothing remains but to erect a wind
break, if necessary, before burning the
kiln.
Early in the morning, when the air is
still, a torch of pine is Inserted in the pas
sage before mentioned, and the flames seize
hold of the dry twigs and shavings in ,the
flue.
At first, when the dome becomes hot,
steam and thIck smoke Issue from the top;
if all is well, the smoke should give way
to flame, and a not unpleasant, pungent
odor sho.uld be noticeable. This is a sign
that car"onization is in progress. After a
few hours charcoal will form in the dome,.
which will gradually sink in.
Should the sinking be irregular, it is a
sign to the charcoal buriier that the kiln is
burning unevenly. There Is too much draft
from one quarter, or too little in another'
or some of the wood in the kiln is burning
quicker than other pieces. This state of
affairs must be remedied by boring draft
holes or applying water, as the case may
require.
On the second day after kindling, the
first vent-holes are made. These holes
bored through both coverings down to th
wood, in two rows to leeward, heln to regu
late the burning, and also give indication
when the carbonizing processLnears comple.
tion. At first, smoke and steam issue
through them-and after a while the smoke
turns blue, which is a sure and certain
sign thatt he charcoal is burning, and this,
of course, is the last thing the ebarcoal
burners desire. Thes holes must be ld
Immediately with soil or turf, and a fresh
row opened lower down the side.
Press the 14I5 ISdge .
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preszsre of the destitute .Ms hs sa
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The new play by. James K. Hackett, at
the New National, is likely to disappoint the
thieater-goer who retains a certain rever
ence for historic accuracy. The. authors
deal with Charles II as a young man and
instead of offering the customary plea to
forget the past, ask the audience to forget
the future. Charles is portrayed as a come
ly and highminded young man, who would
scarcely be deemed capable of inspiring the
censure which fell to that monarch's share.
The play abounds in beautiful speeches, but
lacks contrast, both pictorially and in
theme. There is nothing to suggest the regal
glories to which Charles is accustomed and
which makes therustic episode with which
the play deals refnarkable. The play, how
ever gives gir. iackett. congenial oppor
tunity for work bn the lines in which he
has hitherto provbd popularly acceptable.
The Columbia Thehter offered a return en
gagement of "The Red Feather." Miss Van
Studdiford is st#qiesque and tuneful as
ever.
The other theaters offered attractions,
some of which diPyeloped considerable merit,
although more wee remarkable for novelty.
The musical s,aon is on in full sway
and the WashinGop Symphony Orchestra
is making an ehrngst bid for popular as
well as artistic fator. This organization
has developed .scleme which means in
defatigable effort on the part of both man
agement and pefformers. Besides the regu
lar symphony concerts there are Sunday
symphony concerts, Sunday popular con
certs and musical teas, the organiz.tion
occupying at one time or another three of
the city's theater.s. If Washington does not
become a great musical center, it will not
be for lack of Snergetic rndeavor on the
part of the Syrptohy Orc-estra.
'MRS. H. G. .I BERT.-The death of
"Old Mrs. Gilb.." as she was affection
ately called. lW was announced in The
Star yesterd * cause sincere regret to
all theaterg . r more than three score
years she h, ft nished the public with
impersonatio f11t were always artistic,
always consc t S and always satisfac
tory. To the p ent generation she was
known as th( Pt "old woman" on the
stage, and seine can hardly believe that
she was an effectve "leading lady.' and
that she had played Lady Macbeth to
Edwin Booth's Macbeth. Yet such was the
fact, and het((Arsatility was very great.
Her grace of movement on the stage was
due to her early trainting as a dancer, for
it was in that, d!_ty that she commenced
her career, and m fAtl she first gained
success In that capady in this country.
There is something e in her death,
jest as she rak ro ng- out her long
and honorable career . 'the head of her
own comyany, in a .p1Ay written espe
cially for her,.pnd bribging out [email protected] best
characteristics, named "Granny." She will
long be remembered as an actress of unusu
al attainments and as a woman of sterling
qualities. kindl, a6ectionate. She acquired
distinction in the support of such sterling
actors as Wm. E. Burton. Edwin Forrest and
Booth. The singular purity of her private
life was reflected in her stage work, and
endeared her tothe public. She had prob
ably a wider range of sincere personal
friendship than any actress.. Always
willing to help the young aspirant for stage
honors, charitable in unostentatious but
MRS. GILBERT.
effective bestowal, and of sincere Chris
tian life, Mrs. Gilbert's memory will be
revered not only by her associates in the
profession but by the public, who saw her
only from the front, but who knew of her
worth as a woman as well as of her great
skill aa an artist.
MISS BOWLEY-In Mr. Hacklett's play at
the National this week the ingenue's part,
that of a Puritani maiden, Is taken by Miss
Flora Juliet Bowley, a young woman well
known in this city, who Is just making her
debut on the professional stage, Last June
she was graduat4 from Smith College,
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A REMARKABLE BALLET EFFECT.
One of the most remarkable feats-ever per
formed by a woman in a theatrical produc
tion is the sensatlon of Klaw & Erlanger'
spectacle. "Mother Goose"-the flight from
the footlights to the back of the gallery and
return of the premiere of the Grigolati
flying ballet. At the conclusion of the u
ond act she comes upon the stage as if i n
response to an encore. her hands filled with
natural carnations. Suddenly she springs
irto the air and shoots clear across the
auditorium to the gallery, sixty-five feet
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THE FLYING FAIRY.
alove the heatds of the 'eople in the or
chestra stalls, who find themselves show
ered by fragrant pinks. Circling like a bird s
on the wing, she flies back to the footlights. t
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SELASCO IN BALTIMORE.-DavId Be- n
lasco, despite all efforts of his rivals in
business to prevent the appearance there of h
Mrs. Leslie Carter in his new play, "Adrea," n
today consummated a deal which opens ti
Baltimore not only to Mrs. Carter but in a
fact to all of Belasco's attractions. Con- c
tracts were signed this afternoon between p
Mr. Belasco and Manager Ulrich of the t
Lyric Theater whereby Mrs. Carter will be n
seen in her new play. "Adrea," at the t4
Lyric during the week of January 2, fol- e
lowing her opening week at Convention a
Hall, Washington. It has been Mr. Be- 2
lasco's custom to produce Mrs. Carter's
new plays first In Washington and Balti
more, and then to take them to his own
New York theater for a year's run.
A SEVERE ORDEAL.-Richard Mans
field's production of "King Richard III" on
the last Monday of his recently completed r
Boston season was a notable example that j
all's well that ends well. It was the climax |
of a series of productions whIch he had r
compassed while acting and training his s
company, and the comprehensive effort Ixad r
entailed dally all-day rehearsals, while giv- t
ing public performances at night. Mr.
Mansfield had given "Ivan the Terrible," |'i
Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" and |
"Brummel' in the brief compass of the ~
week before, and he came to the theater on r
Monday night to play "King Richard III,,
after two solid days antd nights of rehear
sal, against the orders of his physician and
the advice of his managers. The house had
been sold out in anticipation of the event
promised. The curtain rose half an hour
late, owing to difficulties in manipulating ~
the extensive new scenery for the first k
time. The star soon made his entrance, but d
was visibly suffering from nervous exhaus
tion. "He had got only half through his
opening speech." said the Transcript, "when
he suddenly stopped, and with the words 'I
cannot go on. I am worn out and sick,' he
rose and left the stage and the curtain
fell." After a brief wait he returned and
the play p)roceeded to its conclusion.
"Carmen" by Student.
A performance of "Carmen" was given
at the Columbia Theater yesterday after
noon under the auspices of the operatic
department of the -Washington College of
Music. The cast and chorus were. drilled
by Thomas Evans Greene, who deservs
signal credit for the result. The work of
the chorus was especially good, the fresh
young voices giving full effect to the beau
tiful music of the score. The female
chorus far outran'ked the male contingent,
but that is usually the case. The cast was
noticeable in respect of the ezcellent work
of Miss Buckler, who in the title role dis
Played a temperament in harmony with the
character, and who sang the difficult music
with good expression. Mr. Stevens, the
Don Jose, sang with spirit, and, so far as
his voice was concerned, excelled seome pro
fessionals who have been heard in the part.
Mr. Schaeffer, the Escumlillo, was laboring
under a bad cold, laut he sang the "Tore
ador" song in such a manner as to win
an emphatic encore. .Miss Arts, the Mi
caela, was afflicted with stage fright, but
she was encouraged by an enoore for her
solo in the third act and a beautiful
bunch of flowers. Biset's music .is extreme
ly "dUftcult even for professionas, and it of
was remarkable that the quintet in the is
second act was so well sung. Frasquita tt
and Mercedes were well taken, the fortner ti
having an exceptionaily clear soprano. The L
aeoaswpeaiinent was by the Was1.tnea a
vml~ y Orche.tra, under the batom er p1
Mr. although there were at 3t
timpa s i Sf between pa end. su
sta===, the Asst was not wih h -e
eho.The e*rtem A the eat e act
eMt.e andr was unda- the uai
e namsame e Miss Katte V. Wiespa,
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iows the force and precision of a man.
r. de Koven's usual short talk to the audi
Wce, a feature which has won the frendly
terest of the audiences as nothing else
tuld. will be supplemented by hs an
nuncement of the name of the winner of
te first cash prize offered for the most
titable and popular program. He will
so direct attent:on to the slips for the
request" numbers desired by the audience.
nother feature that last season .quick.y
ained a permanent and profitable patron
ge for the orchestra. The box office w:it
e open at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Chase's. and
ie complete program will be as follows:
verture. "Light Cavalry"..............Sul p
|ntre act. "Rosemunde..........Schubert
lano solo, Scherzo......................Littolf
(Fraulein Ella Stark.)
azurka, Russe..........................Ganne
election. "Faust" ......................Gounod
uite, "Dornroschen".......... Tschaikowsky
a. Panorama.
b. Puss in Boots and the White Cat.
c. Waltz.
[inuet. Celebre!.....................Boccherlni
'Ia no solos
Ballade. A flat major .................Chopin
Paganiti. study..........................Liszt
Spanish Caprice.................Moszkowski
(Fraulein Ella Stark.)
ritermezzo waltz. "Naila"............Delibes
uite Peer Gynt
a. Asas Death.
1). In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Grieg
Next week at the Lafayette Square Opera
louse. at 4:3' o'clock Friday afternoon,
he next symphony concert by the Wash
;gton Symphony Orchestra. Reg'nald de t
:oven. conductor. will take place. The dis
inguished soloist of the occ ision will be
ir. David BisFJtam. the American bari
one. lis eminence in concert work. es
ecia:ly with the symphony orchestras, is
cell known to music lover:4 and the general
ublic. Mr. Bispham will give three se
retions:
'Wotan's Farewell" (Walkure)......Wagner
Non piu Andrai" (Marriage of Figaro)
Mozart
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes"
Old English
The prices for the reserved seats will
ange from $2 to 50 cents.
At Chase's on Sunday evening. December
. next, the Washington Symphony Or
hestra will give its second Sunday sym
thony concert, with Da vid Bispham as
oloist. For this concert the prices of
he reserved seats will range from $2 to .AM
ents. as the concert is a replica of the
riday afternoon series at the Lafayette
quare Opera House. the only difference
eing that the orchestral and solo numbegs
re entirely different. Mr. Bispham's se
ections to be sung at Chase's are an
ounced as folows:
"The Palms," Faure; "Hark, Hark, the
.ark." Schubert; "Danny Deever" (with
iano), Damrosch; "Moorish Serenade," De
[oven; "Drink to Me Only with Thine
,yes" (with orchestra). Old English.
Next Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
se second promenade musical matinee by
ie Washington Symphony Orchestra will
e given at the Columbia Theater. This is 1
change in. the hour and day that will
ave an important bearing on the future
access of these attractive musical innova
ons. By advancing the matinees a day
irlier in the week there will in future be
o conflict with the companies that have
rranged to give Wednesday matinee per
>rmances. and by fixing 2:30 as the new
our for the opening of the concert the
ianagement has chosen the time when
tere is the greatest number of people upon
te streets down town. These promenade
atinees are intended to be inviting musi
il programs, calculated to tempt shoppers.
edestrians and visitors to turn aside for
ae time and get an invigorating touch of
musical refreshment. Added to these. t:e
smpting service of chocolate, sandwiches.
claires and other suitable things will prove
novel adjunct. The prices will be only
S and 50 cents for all reserved seats.
New National Theater.
Charles Frohman will bring William Fa
ersham and the new Arthur W. Pinero
lay, "Letty," to the National Theater
[onday evening. Mr. Faversham has the
le of Nevill Letchmere, who is the hero
f the play. Miss Charlotta Nilison, an
.merican actress, has been selected for the
art of Letty, and Miss JulIe Opp will be
een in the part of Hilda, a London dress
taker's assistant, who is described as a
rpical female cockne'y. Fritz Williams,
'hose acting is familiar, has a suitable role.
he London players, who have been brought
ver by Mr. Frohman especially for this
roduction are Arthur Playfair. Tom Ter
.ss and Ivo Dawson. The other members
f the cast are Frank Goldsmith, Sydney
[erbert. Wallace Widdecombe. Henri de
arfy, Albert Cowles, John C. Tremayne.
therine Florence, Olive Oliver, Margery
aylor and Mabel Snider.
The plot of "Letty" Is briefly as follows:
etty Shell Is a clerk In a "bueget shop"
ept by a vulgarian called Bernard Man
eville. She is not physically strong and be
.g a daughter of a solicitor and fairly wel
t
t
CARIMITA Nrr.r..
lucated, her acquaintances and surround- ,e
g disgust her continually. She beM.ve*
at she i, beloved in an honorable wy
ra dissolste gentlesnan of leisure, .
tenm.e uc. iiowever, is already murried
di ra i Ife tty's eua,
egr vlewants to wed her, het
a Watyrejects his etusasy usoeinLoa.
hen, hoee,she learns frsa Ieechine,
at c nnmet ofer her mnarriage cie de- h
1*t eu maneI.nawmia amed and he- I
si- b wif. hut at a suppe which he e
isamee ot hi lMana at tbsse
isbgmawae ar
ery happy and falriy prospereus in bM
se and that they have a ehild. Letchmere,
rho has caught a cold abroad, and Is dying
lowly of consumption comes to the "stu- "
lto" and J.etty tells him her prmsent con
entment is chiefly the result of the lesson
aught her by her n:trrow escape from his
utc les
Columbia Theater.
Next week brings that comic opera favo
te. "The Prince of Pilsen." to the Colum
la Theater for a return engagement. The
iece has enjoyed a degree of success both
t this country and abroad seldom attained
y any musical production. and some of
he most successful fntertainers hitherto
lentified with the pvie are to appear in
he cast next wfek. Jess Daaudy is to have
le part of the humorous brewer. Miss
imyra Forrest has a part in which she is
inspicuous both for comeliness and song.
'he swing rhythms are to be linterpreted by
large and efficient ensemble, and th.
tage pictures are said to have gained
ALMfRA FOtREST
ather than lost in beauty since the earlier
erforrnaiawe of this popular piece.
Chase's.
The Metropolitan Grand Oplwr.t Quartet.
y special arrangement with r -t.ir t'on
eid of the Metropoli:an Opera ' rmp,iny of
ew York city. will be presented at Chase's
text week. The singers are ,'hcv. A. L.
luilc, tenor; S. E. Hartman. bs. an; Sig.
tora Virginia Novelli. sosrann, ,tni Miss
atherine Inez. contralto. Ch- v. i:uil!: Ia a
enor who has won diatinati' in up in Mis
:inction in the operatic iield. S. N. I irt
man has won fame with eI: ''ar f: s
3ompaany. aasd then in the' Grau G)pri am
pany he confirmed in thia country the !-i -
ering foreign opinion of him. aig"r Vir
tinia Novelli is credited wih a :eautifal
toprano v,dc. and Miss a':n,"rma lues
-anks high among American' contlc.ti:a.
rheir rendition of the voral m:aat rulecea
rromh the grand operas will lb ia. "git.-ned
.y hanc=oine costumes .and cen t: 'ettings.
Eitravagant comedy will furais'a a con
:rast to these artists and the --hif ixpo
tents will be Eddie Girard and J.ic Gard
ter, who will appear in "Douir; a.id the
)iamond," their latest ,ketch. Since the
ime of Chas. A. Hoyt the military has aert
he theme of many a burlesque, and Lart
3herman and Mabel De Forre. are said
o have developed a new satir- to which
hey have given tne name "The Storming
If Port Arthur." Chris Bruno and Mabel
tussel, recently in Savage's "Sh.-Gun'"
ompany. havc been won over to polite vau
leville and they give a muslreal c tn.dy
tumber. Mile. Cheater's famous .tatue
log will participate In numer 'us tableug
hat are r.aid to form the most novel act of
he kind ever witnessed. Adamini and Tay
or, as "the Wandering Minstrels," and
Wood Brothers, the aerial ring artists, will
,omplete the bill. The motion pictures wIlI
ihow the famous Luna Park spectacle,
'i're and Flames," reproducing the burn
ng of a city square, attended by the daring
work and heroic rescue by the are brigade.
Lafayette Theater.
"Girls Will Be Girls" is to play a return
ngagement at the Lafayette next week.
t is a little out of the ordinary for the
nanagement of a theater to play a return
rngagement with an attraction inside of a
nonth. but the patronage of the previous
>erformances appeared to abundantly jus
ify the departure. In "(irls Will Be Girls"
,illiam A. Brady stepped out of the beaten
rack of rural plays, and took for his ch:tr
teters the "way-backs'' o the old h.ay state.
LILLIAN BOYER.
ie selected a seminary town not far frota
3cston for his localIty, and surrounded am
id professor of dead languages with a
aevy of pretty girls. Mr. Leech is sup
orted by a company of fifty people, among
bern the "'Three Rosebuds." Some of the
itber people in the cast are Lillian Boyer,
lary Karr, Roma Snyder. Gladys Claire,
Thristine Cook, John McVelgh, Hubert
sorthell, Harry Davis and Winifred Young.
Acadewny of Kusic.
Lincoln J. Carter baa written a play d.
aicting frontier life, called "The Flaming
trrow" which comes to the Academy Mon
ay night. The company includes a band
if sixteen Indians, together with cow
toys, scouts and four bronchos. An Indiaa
and Is also with the company. The play
a picture of life on the frontier at one of
be fanmous government posts. The story of
he love et White Eagle for Mary Fremont,
aughter of the comm.ade of the poet, is
aunded on fact.
Kernan'a Theater.
Bob Mrancbester's Vanity Fair Big En
avaga=i Company comes to the Lyoeuma
sat week. The company this season is em
rely new, with the exception of the namne.
the eany number. thirty-ave.
Robert 'usairam anmoea .seiss et
iginalmms mflee= perOe#n=a= et Ibese,
m.dinn and other plays, to be give at
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