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HEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY JANUARY: 5 1907 4 t'XTl-KTAlXM-STS. Hyperion Thcnler. Two Performances To-Day and Two Special Performances To-Morrow of Oberainmergau. . On account of the Success of Mr. Ellsworth's pictorial reproduction of Oberammergau at the Hyperion thea ter this week Manager Gilfellon has ar ranged for two special performances to morrow, afternoon and evening, at popular prices. In addition to the reg ular entertainment Mr. Ellsworth will introduce over seventy more new. scenes, cathedral chimes, select orches tra, choir singers and new music. Over one hundred New Haven clergymen have visited the Hyperion this week during Mr. Ellsworth's engagement and have expressed themselves the same as the critics a success and is ona of those rare treats that one must see and hear to appreciate, as mere word fail to describe. Arrangements are being made for Mr. Ellsworth to givo his performance to-morrow morning at the penitentiary at Wethersfield for the benefit of the prisoners. Two performances will also be given to-day as well as to-morrow at the Hyperion. THE PLEIADES. That unique organization, "The Pit 1 ades," which comes to the Hyperion on Monday and Tuesday evenings, is the only company presenting four distinct bills in the course of an evening, each having Its own cast, which has been specially engaged for that one play. This Idea of HamlHon-VanHorn is an innovation in theatricals, and has prov ed to be a marked success. The bill is comprised of four plays. The first is a musical comedy of rollicking college life, entitled " "Jlomanee and Rarebit," the principals being Miss N.llie P.ruw stcr, Mrs. Rachel B.irr, cine of the best character women extant; Miss IV tie Stansfield, Maxwell Surgeant and Ben jamin F. Smith. There is also a chorus of twelve coll: Re boys and girls. , In "Jimmie Blake," a comedy playlet, which is the next offering, clever Miss Florence Breunan is cast as Jennie. This talented young woman will be re called as having made a distinct, per sonal triumph by her imitations of the noted feminine stars now playing in the United States. Detective Hartley is Jdayed by that excellent actor, Onirics Castleman, and the police sergeant is f ft t ',''& Y , x "'SO' i ' b f x iff'1 INEZ PLTTMMER IN ' ,. ' 'i " . v " ,Y; ' . I f ; 1 1 i V 1' i r 1)' ih! j: JiOBERT LORAINE IN 1 ; ''YYi?'Y':: ! in the hands of J.W. Hanley. "Jimmie Blake" is filled with witting lines, as tonishing situations, and the denoue ment is amazing. "Miss Mary" is the title of a roman tic play, a, gem in its way, which deals with life, the fre. unconventional ex istence of a Wyoming mining camp, to which comes a dainty, sweet school teacher direct from old No England. Th. iv is the natural clash of the two ideas of life. That well-known actor, Harry Leighton, is cast for the role of Bill, the stage driver; Miss Inez Plum mer, who succeeded Edna Wallace Hop per in the all-star cast of "The Heart of Maryland," and who for two years has been a member of the David Belas co forces, will be seen as Miss Mary. Miss Maud Ream Stover has the role of Mrs. Morton, keeper of the Red light. 'Priscilla of Plymouth" is the title of a charming and unusually tuneful comic operetta, which closes the varied entertainment of the evening. The two scenes show Boston Common and the home of Priscilla Mullins at Plymouth in 10-:?, witr eight maidens of that name seated at their spinning wheels. The story deals with the return to earth, in the. present century, of Captain Miles Stanuish, with the view of rehab ilitating himself in the eyes of posterity as a lover and to refute- the statement of the poet that he was too timid to do his own wooing. Herold T. Morey plays Stanifish, Miss Lillian M.' Dow sings the music of Priscilla. and Frederick W. Elliott is John Alden. The May flower double octette is comprised of the Mhsos West, rvelt, Tyree, Salter, Heed, Davis, Ireland, Maitland and eight, young men. ROBERT LORAINE IN "MAN AND SPERMAN." Bernard Shaw, the auilinr of "Man and Superman," has created some un usual jiumicters in this particular play. Charles Dillingham will present Robert Loraine for an i rigagenieiit here, at the Hyperion theater, on Wednesday even ing, when local theater-goers will be given the opportunity of seeing this fa mous comedy for the. first time. Mr. Loraine is the only. stir and his com pany the only company appealing in this play; therefore, local theater-goers will see the original production and nearly all of the original New York company. Mr. Loraine's present associates are t. " x" V v i j "THE PEIADES,' , ,.v '"h' 'i 1 4 "MAN AND SUPERMAN," Miss Drina De Wolfe, Miss Nellie Thome, Miss Lola Frances Clark, Miss Sallie Williams, James D. Beveridge, Louis Hassen, Miss Martha Evans, Mortimer Weldon, Donald Maclaren and Frank Craven. Those who have seen Mr. Loraine in the part of John Tanner, the leading character, give him the highest possible praise for the ex cellency of his dramatic art. Viewed from the great volume of matter that has been written about "Man and Superman," it is undoubted ly a play of gr?at merit and one worthy of consideration by those who patronize theaters. New Ilnrcn Theatre. "As pure as a flower, as rich as a field of golden grain, and as true to nature as a hollyhock on a country roadside," is what a leading daily re eerily said of the great New England play, "Quincy Adams Sawyer," which concludes its week's engagement at the New Haven theater with the matinee and night performances to-diy at -the regular popular prices. "THE CURSE OF DRINK," . At the New Haven theater Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, nights, Janu ary 7, 8 and 9, and at . the matinee Wednesday, Chesles E. Blaney will pre sent his latest and most wonderful dramatic offering, "The Curse of rink." This drama has attracted much favorable consideration, by rea son of its strong story, sensational scenic investiture and wonderful hu man interest. Many strong. scenes have been witnessed on the stage, but for startling realism, that in "The Curse of Drink," showing Mr. P. Aug. An derson, the drunken engineer, suffering from delirium tremens, will stand ab- soluieiy alone. There have been many railroad plays with engines amd either railroad effects, but nothing to coni I?iro with the scene in the fourth act, showing a full-Hissed locomotive run ning at full speed, an1 the rescue by Harry Rand, fireman of "751," of his sweeheart, who has been. drugReti and placed upon the tracks by Sam Handy, the villain. Another scene of extraor dinary dramatic, strength is. that in Niekelseooper's barrel house, where -Sam Handy meets Peggy Edwards, the girl whom he has mined. The scene where the girl, -legraded. through dri-.lk, offers a ring, her only keepsake and remembrance of her mother, for rum, teaches a strong lesson and brings out the evil of drink as no play heretofore if 11 ' TliEMiU'W ffli has done. There is a strong love. Inter est in the drama, and the comedy ele ment has by no means been neglect ed. . "PHANTOM DETECTIVE." In the "Phantom Detective," a melo drama of mystery, music,' sensation) and a story of wel' defined heart in terest, Rzwland & Clifford have scor ed the biggest kind cf a hit .with this new production. The Interest is never permitted to lag, thrilling climaxes crowd each other from start to finish, and intermingled with jovial comedy, musical numbers, and a' nonpareil scen ic environment, has made the "Phan tom Detective" on of the genuine the atrical surprises of the season. The or iginal company and entire production intact, including the ages of real lions will be seen in 'this ity at the New Haven theater January 10, 11 and 12, with matinee Saturday. ' ni.kn Tlicnfer, Offered for next week at the Bijou is Miss Viola Allen's great success. "In the Palace of the King." The play is yY'-Y: ; ' 'y Y : :' '.. t.-Y:' - YY. x . f .'iSS l-Y YYYY f ' f - '"I r---. -.-. H pi ji' yiw , y, f- t j If '. ',''-,' .' 1 -tftt.- i. f. '! t I , " .'--.' . ..-v-'. 9 X ". . '1- .', ... ..'' :.Ut' ..' Wtti. U'A V- ') : .. .. JBkOS f the dramatization of the novel by F. Marion Crawford, and is the same ver sion as that in -which Miss Allen achieved such a triumph. The piece is to be given an elaborate scenic pro dution, elaborately and orrectly cos tumed and presented with an augment ed cast. There have been several additions madoto the Bijou forces during the last two weeks, and these new members wifl appear In next week's play. They come here with high recommendations and will doubtless prove to be great fa vorite.v In presenting this play, Dh'ector Mc G ill has cast Gertrude Shipman in the role of Dona Delores de Mendez, the same -character in which Miss Allen appeared. It is a character of great strength and in it Miss Shipman will be seen to advantage. The other char acters of the play are cast as follows: Lawrence B. McGill, Prince Don John of Austria; William F. Canflold, King Phillip II. of Spain; Lucius Fairchild, the -court jester; Victor Brow ne, the cardinal; Harry Langdon, Captain de Mondoza; Hargaret Hagen, Inez de Mendez, a blind girl; Dorothy Lamb, Princess of Eloli. The play is an six acts and will be given exactly as it was produced dur ing its notable tour with Miss Allen. The story of the play is loo well known to need any lengthy rehearsal of it. The prince wants , to marry Delores, but the king also wants her. The king i tries to make the king jealous ef the cardinal, and in an altercation between 'them the cardinal steps between the king and prince in time to receive a stab thrust from the king which was Intended for the prince. The king, places the blame of the stabbing on Prne John, but Delores was present, at the time, am! threatens to cause an up rising in the .'dngdom by exposing the king unless Tit releases Don John, who , I :,v SCENE IN ' THE C has been cast into prison. The final act portrays the king giving his consent to the inarrlase of Delores and the, prince. "THE BELLE OF RICHMOND." The final performances of the Belle of Richmr.nd will b" given this after noon and eveVdng with the . usual souvenir matin this afternoon. roll' New Thcatrr. Will II. Thompson and company, In "For Love's Sweet Sake," Is still crowding Poll's this week. His offer ing is one of the beit seen here this season. Empir? Comedy Four, Simon, Gardner and company, Byers and Her- iA : its ,'.vv j 3 -t . V, '"Si. DI5PLAW HIS 10l)j POWERb' man and many others contribute to a fine entertainment. Edward Davis nnd his company, in the powerful one-act playlet entitled "The I'nniaskin'g," is to be the feature of the Poll bill next week, with such excellent supporting talent as Al H. Weston and company, in the farce, "The New Reporter," and Julia Red mond and company, in "To Much Mar ried." . The olio will have a select series of good vaudeville numbers. "I'm very sorry, but I can't pay that bill to-day. You see the butcher has just, bten her?, nnd" "Yes," said the grocer, "I just met him and he said you put him off be cause you had to pay me. Here's my bill." Milwaukee Sentinel. Colored cadgtr Will you please gi me something to eat? Housewife (threateningly)- I'll fetch my 'usband if ! Colored cadger Madam, pray do not trouble. My race has given up canni balism for generations! Punch. FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Books Addel to January 2 1907 Fic tion. Mears, M. The Breath of the Run ners; M463.1. Payne, V. When Love Speaks; P291.4. Rideout, H. M. Beached Keels; R431.1. iHoach, A. M. Some Successful (Mar riages; R55.1. Non-Fiction. Beard, C. A. Introduction to the Eng lish Historians;- 942 Bll. Brown, C. R. The Main Points; 230 BM. . , ' ' . Butler, E. P. Pigs is Pigs; S174 B75. Causal, II. J. S. Glues and Cements; 668 C3. Congo Free State, Committee to In vestigate. The Congo;, a Report; 9875 C Crawford, M. C. Little Journeys 'In Old New England; 920074 CI. Curtis, N. M. From Bull Run to Chancellorsville; 3737 C40. ' . Dole, C. F. The Hope of Immortali ty; 218 D3.' Dole, C. F. The SSplrit of Democra cy; 3218 D. English Hymnal, With Tunes; 245 E. Howells, W. iD. Certain Delightful English Towns; 9142 H2S. Jaures, J. L. Studies in Socialism; 335 J. Knox, G. W. The Spirit of the Ori ent; ?15 KS. . Kobbe, G. How to Appreciate Music; 7S0 K5. . Le Bras, A. The Land of Pardons; 91441 L. Lydekker, R. - SSir William Flower; B F665 A. Mann, T. Tristan; C Novellen. (Ger man); S33 M312 T. it t':Y'?r& -i w VRSE OF DRINK," ' Moore, J. ' B. Digest of International Law. 8 v.; 341 M3. Morgan, C. L. Psychology for Teach ers. New Eiltlon; 150 MS. .Morse, EE. S. Mars and its Mystery; 5234 M. . OOberholtzer, E. P. The Literary History of Philadelphia; 8109 O. - Paul, II. W. History of Modern England. 5 v.; 94208 P3. . Paul, II. W. Stray Leaves; 82489 P21. Pennell, E. R. Charles Godfrey Le land. 2 v.; B 1.535 A. :' Riseberry, Earl of. Lord Randolph Churchill; B C473 B. iKiwell, Q. W. E. Social Silhouettes; S34S9 R3. Saintsbttry, G. E. B. Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, v. 1-2; 8214 SSS3. Sellstedt, L. G. From Forecastle to Academy; B Se453 A. Shoomakcr, M. M. Winged Wheels in France; 9144 -SI 2. Stevens, .1.?., comp. Anthology of Australian Verse; 82108 S15. ' Stoddard,' D. L. The Bteei SSquare Pocket-Book; 694 SB. Towards a Social Policy; Suggestions for Constructive Reform; 304 T. . . Whiting, L. 1 The Land of Enchant ment; Pike's Peak to Pacific; 9187 W8. Juvenile. Dugan, C. A. The King's Jester and Other Short. Plays; j 793 D7. . Froehlleh, H. B., and Snow, B. B. Text Books of Art Education, 1-6; J 740. Gibson, C. C. In Eastern Wonder l;nds; j P15 G6. Loring, J, A. Young Folk'' Nature Field Book; j 5904 L26. Lounshury, A. Wild Flower Book for Young People; j 582 L. Macleod, M. Book of King Arthur;' From Morte Darthur; j M22 B. -Old Mother Goose's Nursery Songs' J S98 (.113. . ' Pyle, K. Nancy Rutlege; j P991 N. Tomlihson,' E. T. The Young ' Ran sers; j T59 Y; Wade, M. H. Old Colony Dys; j 97.2 W5. A SOCI'ETY OF BROKEN IDOLS. George W. Perkins' complaint against the activity of the Iconsielasts and George B. C.Ttelyou's warm defence of Anthony Comstock suggests the or ganization of a League of the Down trodden, tho idea being that 'all public Idols mdre or less .fractured by des tructive criticism, are eligible to mem bership. The object of such a .sociatv is ap parent. When the public prints will refuse to say a kind word fcr a trustee who has treated the wid'ows' and or phans' funds like his own, or for a re ceiver of tainted campaign moneys, or for a meddler with art that does not look clean to the eye, it is the duty of the Leage of the Downtrodden to sup ply the deficiency. When the hammer of condemnation falls en a conspicuous public character, then all the victims of the iconoclasts can sather up the broken pieces and sing the praises of the particular Idol who is receiving the blows of the iconoclastic knocker. While of course, there is a natural freemasonry among the down and out, the uplift would gain almost lrresia- tible force, if properly organized and intelligently directed by those most interested in its success. When the League, of the Downtrqdden is in full working- order it will not be necessary for District Attorney Jerome to vite his own defence. If Cortelyou can give Comstock a clean bill of health why should not Bellamy Storer eulo gize Poultney Bigelow, and Cassie Chadwick testify to the upright hon esty of John D. Roeke.feller. If Per kins' testimonial for commercial integ rity is good, may not Charley Murphy write a sweeping endorsement ct Hen dricks as a fine type of the disinterest ed and alert public officer? If exvSen ator Burton is eligible to such a bril liant society he might rehabilitate those two other victims of a ruthless' tconoSlasm, Piatt and Depew. -. : . ' The League of the Downtrodden could start off with a large, distin guished and influential charter mem-; bership. Against a persistent and ac tive organization working energetically for the restoration of all its individual idols of the iconoclasts who generally have no selfish interest in such a con troversy could make but feeble strug gle.1. Armed with the official weapons of government which are in the pos session of some of the most eligible candidates for membership in the so ciety we have suggested the League of the Downtrodden would become a power to be reckoned with. 'Even in foreign countries, where some of the wealthiest targets of the idol smash ers have, sought refuge the : leauge would not be without influence. New Tork Press. The board of examiners of engineers has granted a license to Charles J. Clark of 246 Russell street, he having passed his examination. t FARMING ON CITY LOTS. OOne of the most sensible notions of the philanthropists has had a tryout this year which promises several good results for the future city dweller who cannot manage Is get back to the soil In tho usual, manner. The notion referred to Is the cultiva tion of the vacant lots which are more or lesa plentiful in all towns. In Phil adelphia Help Yourself societies were formed for the purpose, of arranging the matter. According to Maxwell's Talisman, more than a thousand families in this one city earned last summer about as good wages working small alloitments of land as the average laborer earns working under a bo-ps fully twice as long hours. As an Instance, one fam ily consisting of a mother and three children under fourteen made applica tion for a garden in tne spring of 1904. They were wholly lacking in knowl edge of garden work, and the mother was In very poor1 health. But what they lost in produce the first season by reason of these facts they gained in health, pleasure ftnd experience. Feel ing fully repaid for time and labor spent In the garden,-' they were riot only ready and willing when the season of 190S opened, but anxious to enter upon the -work on their little farm, which was scarcely half an acre In size. ' Besides supplying themselves with fresh vegetables during the summer months and putting' by for winter twelve bushels of potatoes, fifteen quart jars of totnatbes; seven jars of beetf, ten quart jars of string beans, eight quart jars of lima beans, six pint Jars cf oorn and six quart jars of peas, they sold-in the neighborhood produce to the value of $112.07.'' It is safe to say that' they realized fully three hundred dollars. 1 . If improvement ln health. increase of strength and value of ,. 'knowledge gained be added, this sum should be fully doubled and they didn't' earn a cent less when they worked daily on account of the garden. They simply added three hundred' dollars to their yearly income. ' Tho editor of the Talisman thinks that waste land ought to be had for the mere asking, as it is yitlding the present owners nothing except an in crease in value and will continue to yield them nothing until labor is set to wwk upon it. It will be needed for building operations some day, but in tho meantime why not. set the poor unemployed city dwellers to work upon it and let them have wnat they make? Old men past work in the shops, but still compelled to be bread winners, find such work well, within their pow ers, while half grown boys and girls too frail for. the strenuous life In the shop and factory, find jn these fields the pure air, the warm sun and the quietude coupled with light manual ef fort that are so needful in the building of physical, moral and mental man hood and womanhood. Parks This umbrella I anv carrying is a present. Marks Who to? Boston Transcript. "John D. ought not to "be criticised." "Why not?" . "Hasn't he always been faithful to his trust?" Life. ' ABOUT AUTOMOBILES; ALCOHOL 'I EST BF.1WEEX SEW l OBK AtiD PHILADELPHIA. First' Iload Tost of Any Mngnltuila With Denatured Alcohol Made on Jiinimry the First nt Xew York. The first road. test of any magnitude with an ; automobile, using denatured alcohol as fuel was begun in' New York city on January 1 by Joseph Tracy, driving t.he golden Dragon, tho brass runabout of the 'Drogon .Auto- ' (mobile company -of Philadelphia, which., was exhibited at . the . show of the Automobile dub of ' America in Grand Central palace. The test is fro-m New York to .Philadelphia and return, and it is the intention to keep x careful and complete record of tho trip in order to- secure date concerning the value of alcohol for use in auto mobiles. The trip also signalizes the removal of the internal revenue tax from denatured alcohol used for com mercial purposes. The only change ' necessitated in the car for the trip was the fitting of a icarbureter de signed fcr alcohol. - , Apropos the statement which ema nated from the headquarters of the A. L. A. M. to the effect that there would soon be a decision in the faimous Sel den patent suit between the Ford Mo tor company and the A. L. A. M., Henry Ford says: "Yes, undoubtedly there will be a decision within a few months in time, perhaps, to settle question of one show . or two in New York next year. Inasmuch as we are confident of winning, I think I may say, on behalf of the indenendents, that we will not bar from the big show those misguided concerns, which, in their greed for monopoly, , allowed themselves to be drawn into a deal whl-h has compelled them to pay a royalty on their own output and at the same time give the Fordv company a decldQd advantage over them. What a-tion the A. C. A. may take in this matter, .of course, we cannot foresee. But while realizing fully the malignant object of this trust, based on and con cealed behind 'the ridiculous claims of Selden; and fully appreciating that the success of its plans w-ould have result ed in the annihilation of the Ford company, it has, by Its opposition however unwittingly boosted the 'Ford' to such an extent that we are 1 Willing to charge' off against our ad vertising account the -fifty thousand odd dollars It has cost up to contest this patent, and to retain our self-respect. We 'bear no ill will against, the members of the association as such. Their ' chagrin at having lent '. thel names to such a scheme is', In our opinion, a sufficient punishment for all past 'Offenses." ' . . ., With regard to the onfidept .' asser tions of the A. L. -A. M. that the deci sion in tho lower court will sustain Solden's basic, patent' claims! the fol lowing story that'went the rounds dur ing 'the New York show is Interesting. It having come, to the ears of mem bers of the, Ford company that certain gentlemen identified with, the A.; L, A. .01. were willing to wager ntjttswrni, at odds of four ,to one, tsat: the nrs, decision would he in faVor of that or-. . ganizatlon, a certified check for ten thousand dollars was, within half an hour, sent to the Hotel. Manhattan , whene, 'the report originated and re mained there sevesral days Without be ing covered, although' tho boastful gen tlemen were surely aware that it was theirs for the taking. ' ; The railroad associations have noti fied 'the American Motor league that reduced rates of fare will not be al lowed to persons who are not members of the organization :before the meetings for which the reduced rate has been granted. These rates' have no, refer ence to the automobile shows which occur during 'the same weeks, and the railroad assoiations will not' grant re- . duced rates in aid of any mercantile exbihit at which an admission fee is charged. This notice is pursuant to a recent decision of the interstate com merce commission. For the. New' York meeting (show week) 'all names must be on the roll before January 10. The A. M. L. is devoted to the work for better roads, erecting guide 'boards,, etc.., and any person of 'character may become a member by sending his or her name and. address with one year's dues (two dollars) to American Motor league, V'Yanderbilt -bullling, New York. . ., , . ' ' ',,'.','' ' The American Motor League has just, completed the appointment of one hundred and fifty official garages and , supply station's,1 and has sent out a ' certified list of these stations td1 each member. The list wilt foe revised and enlarged .from month to month. Each member of the A. M. L. is entitled to a discount of ten per cent, below 'regular, prices on all bills . for supplies,' when dealing at any official station. This 'discount is allowed to a menfber only upon his exhibiting to the proprietor an1 unexpired membership ticket and not otherwise, '" . What promises to 'be one of the most interesting! exhlbis at the Garden show will be the two booths of racing cars, alt of which attracted so' much attention at the last VVanderbllt race the 'Importers Salon, int., the foreign at Long Island.- Through the efforts of booth will be well filled with the win ning arraeq, Flat, Clement-Bayard and DeDie'trich. In the American booth Tracy's locomobile with LeBlon's Thomas Lyttle's Pope-Toledo, the Ap-' person and Matheson can be leisurely inspected. Through the courtesy of the Darracq company, a feature of-the for eign booth will be the exhibition. of the Vanderbil-t cup. the trophy which has been the incentive for. so many epoed contests. This will be the .first time that the cup has been n public exhibi tion at an automobile show and will undoubtedly attract considerable at tention. .' . . . . i ... ', . Another interesting exhibit will b the new detachable rims, which are the first made practical for touring cars, and are the result of Jenatzy' racing experience. They will be ex hibited on a sixty horse-power DeDlet rich. .. "You say you would not . think of touching a penny that did not belong to you?" said the magnate' questionr ing friend. "Certainly not,'' answered Mr. Dustin Stax. "You see. I've sot' the business of the country so system atized that every penny I touch legal ly belongs to me." 'Washington Star. .