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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOUHNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY' APRIL (? 1907 ENTERTAINMENTS, ' nyperlou Theater. A new play, which is said to be buiit upon a distinctly novel theme but con cerning which the author modestly de clines to allow any particulars given out pending the first performance, will be seen at the Hyperion theater for the first three nights of the coming week. "The 'Primrose Path" will serve to introduce .Miss Margaret Wycherly, who will portray the principal role of "Joan," a Devonshire lass. Miss uy cherly was last seen here in "Cashcl Byron's Profession," last season. Since that time this talented young actress has made a big success all over the country In her protean sketch "In Self Defer ee." In this sketch the rrclress trayed six widely different female char acters, as well as that of a French chauffeur. This sketch .'which was also written by Bayard Veiller, the author of "Tho Primrose Path," was the hit of last season's vaudeville success and was received with acclamation in .all the metropolitan cities of the country. Speaking in the New York Tele graph a few rays ago concerning his play Bayard Veiller said: "Of course we believe that we have achieved some thing in 'The Primrose Path.' We have striven hard for over two years on the ' play. We have received the commenda- . tions of many of the best critics who ihave read the -play. We have offer from all the managers for tho play and. yet I still hesitate to ask the public to be lieve that I have a success. "When we open In New Haven, after Ihave been 1 able to feel the pulse of my audience I will be able t say whether the theme I 'have taken up is one that means a (financial success. I am very thankful , tq my friends for all the kind things ' MS- t 'MAfRGAUST WYCHEiRLY that they have had to say for my play as they have, seen it in rehearsals. No bettor city could have been selected to open the production. The people of Wew Haven are highly intelligent and If we get by there then I shall be more than satisfied. It is ct my special re quest that all particulars regarding the play are withheld pending the opening performance." Such modesty on the part of one in terested in the theatrical field Is quite unusual. The ordinary method is to in flate, and exaggerate oftimes without reason and Inevitably produces disaster. The stand taken by Mr. Veiller will no " doubt tend muoh to the enhancement of of his success, in the event .that It comes, as is often the case where the blatant trumpet is laid aside for earn est and conscientious endeavor. In Margaret Wycherly, the Shuberts have obtained a new star whose ability as en emotional actress is without ques tion. Brought up in the highest school of dramatic art, a pupil of both Ben Greet and Richard Marpfleld, she can Indeed claim to know her profession. Though still well under thirty, this young woman has played inany -parts In many companies. Two years aso she produced with her own company "Yeats" .plays, scoring a most artistic success in both Boston and New York for several months. "The Pr: nrose Path" has been written e:-peci; !'y for Miss Wycherly and for the English actress Miss: Lena Ashwell, of whom she in a prototype. The latter t. re garded as the finest English sped king actress of the emotional type on the stage to-day and many predict that she will yet bo distanced by her American rival. lAn excellent company will support Miss Wycherly Including Sheldon Lew Is, who during the past reason has made a big .impression as the leading nr.an of the New Haven theater in Chi cago. Ralph Lewis, Sarah Whiteford, Charles Sinclair, and Edna Barbour are tall prominent members. The following 5s a copy of the cast and synopsis of the scenes, this being offered in stead f the usual forecast of the play. "THE SXOW MAX." A new musical comedy by Stanislaus Stango and Reginald deKoven entitled "The Snow Man" comes to the Hy perion the last three days of the week. It is a Shubcrt production having been staged by H. Burnside. The piece is in three acts and has a cast of 72 peo ple. The scenes are laid in Flanders t the time of the Spanish evacuation, 1CST. Treatment of study and music contain elements of decided novelty. Some of the principals who will ap pear in the production and the char acters which they will impersonate are Willie Edouin, the English comedian, has created the role of Prof. Maximil lian Hooker, whose "bug" is germ kill ing. Years ago this gentleman was seen in this country in "Oxygen" with Lydia Thompson and in "Dreams, or Fun in a Photograph Gallery," and as Snags in "A Bunch of Keys." He also made the Twiddle Punch of "Florodo ra." famous in England and has created a series of comedy roles which have become very popular in America dur ing tho past few years. Freda, the prima donna role, has been originated by Ida Hawley, soprano. The character is that of a demure con vent girl. Miss Hawley began her ca reer under the late Augustin Daly's management. She has played in reper toire with Fritzy Seheff, and had the prima donna roles in "The Ttunaw.iy Girls," "The Geisha," "Three Little Maids," and "The Pearl and ths rump kin." The comedy role of General Grossman of the Flemish anny is in the citable hands of William P.laisdell, who has created many similar comedy char acter roles in the past. IAriell.1, the female devil character, is interpreted by Vera Michelena, the yeun. California woman who has sung the prima donna roles in "The Tan- k " r t 1 ! AT THE HYPERION. kce Consul" and "The T wrists." She li the daughter of Fernando Miobelena, for years the leading tenor with Emma Abbott. She is making the hit. of her c.ireer a-s the female Mephtstoplmles. O'thcr principal roles are in the hands of Henry Vpgel, Harry Fa Weigh, Albert Parr, Edward Martindale, John Dud ley, Charles Dungan, Flavia Are.iro, Leona Watson and Phyllis Partington. There are twenty odd musical num bers rendered in the course of the play all written in Mr. deKoven's best mood, and eieh of the musical numhers has an intimate association with the course of the quaint story told by the book. ,etv llnvcn Tiicntrc. Tlic New Haven theater was crowded again last night to see the successful western play, "The Gambler of the West.''- The play affords ail of the typical i, characters of the early west, including Tenderfoot Sal, proprietress - of tiie "Palace of Mh-th;" Dan Reardon, keep er of the Aurora barr Dusty Kate, the bron: ho buster: Big Smith, .the slane drive:-; Kansis Joe, Mouthey and other cowboys; Bildget Farley, an Irish wid ow who docs washing fur the camp with : a big gun in iter belt; Black Panther : and Red Fox, Indian chiefs; Sunset and Temema, squaws, and last, but not least, Boston Jake, a Jew from the east who is constantly wishing he was back , in Elizabeth, N. J. I The performance will be given again to-d:iy, matinee and night. GAY 'NEW YORK. If you want a good, hearty laugh visit the Neiv Haven theater next ! Monday, Tuesday rind - Wednesday nighls and follow Herman Rci-ultz, a j fashionable 1 idles' tailor, through t lie i maze of mishaps which follow his ill advised trip during wit'ey's absence into the whirl of Gay New York. That per son who couldn't sympathize with the disti acted German as troubles pour in upon him in an uninterrupted stream for two and a half hours and couldn't laugh at the kaleidoscope of funny sit . utions should visit a physician. "Gay I New York" is a musical comedy with a plot, or rather several plots, creating three laughs a minute throughout the performance. Harry Emerson, the well-known Ger man comedian, takes the part of Schultz, and gets ail spattered up as each new chunk of trouble splashes into the calm of his home life. He is supported by an able company, includ ing Liliian Hoerlein, Edward B. Adams, Oilie Omega, Harry Scott, Florence ! VERA MICHELENA IX "THE SNOW MAN" AT THE HYPERION. Clements, M.igda H. Foy, Violet Rio, Klchaid Jtertlelt and James Devine. T! e play is well staged, the scenes are pretty and the music catchy. A well drilled a:id ft tchingly-dressed cha.usof thiny peopl.' make up the balance of this pieisinj performance. The:e will be a ;uat!r.c3 Wednesday. Rejular j popular prices, j MILD it ED HOLLAND. The coming of Mildr d H olland to the New Haven theater on Friday night. April 12, In her ne,v picturesque drama, "A Paradise of Lies," 'will be a tt.eat rical and soriol event in thl i tity. Aside from her work as an artist of intense power, Miss Holland's terson- I ality makes her almost a. universal , friend of each one of her auditor , fh has ihat magnetism of manner, tint delicious melody of voice, tile indescrib ! able though, subtle power, whio.i. irre i sistibly draws the individual toward I her and makes one participate In the ! joys or sorrows which the actress is portraying. EDNA AV ALL ACE HOPPER. For any woman who wishes to see what the summer will bring fort;, in 'the most exclusive styles, the hats and gowns to be worn by Edna Wallace Hopper in "The Whit? 'Chrysanthe j mum" will furnish a sure object les , son. In this musical play, wh eh will I be seen at tie New Haven theater, I where it will play two performances on Saturday afternoon anS evening, April IP), Miss Hopper will wear a mornipg gown, an afternoon gown and an even ing gown, all of which were made by Mis. Osborn, tho well-known Fifth ave nue modiste, who sets the pace in New York for all her high-class sister seam stresses. 1 To favor Miss Hoprer, Mrs. Osborn has anticipated her own trade, and the costumes, wr.ieh cmb llish the cute lit tle actress in "The White Chrysanthe t mum" foreshadow the fashions atNew i port during the foithcoming season. PoSI's Ntt Tfcsiiler. But a few more opportunities remain to see Robert Ililliard and 'his com pany in "The Man Who Won this Pool, which . is the best dramatic; sketch seen in vaudeville this season. The Kita Banai troupe of Japanese ac robats and equilibrists are wonders. The olio is excellent throughout. : , . -, , 'iff . - ' 'A, V,. . H 'Yhils ' v ' . 2 I 'i i ' . ' , " J , f, M i. i. C,i i , JB t nijim TIicntr. The great Clyde Fitch success, "The Moth and the Flame," is to he played all the ensuing week at the Bijou by the Stock company. The original ver sion, as played by Herbert Kelcy and Miss Effio Shannon, has been secured, and an elaborate production is assured. Special efforts have bom made to have the scenery of this play the most com plete in every respect of any of the sea- son's productions at this popular the a.er. The story of the play opens at a par ty given at tho beautiful home of Mr. ani Mrs. Walton. It is a chil dren's party, participated In only by grown people, who are dressed as youngsters. In the midst of the festlv- .... . .I.-,f .f "iff,' SCENE IN GAY NEW YORK, AT THE NEW HAVEN ities, the host seeking the seclusion of bis own room ends his life. The terri ble news is broken to the widow, and the. heart broken woman with her daughter brave it out as best they can until the guests . have left, all unsus pecting of the awful tragedy which has occurred beneath the roof where they have been eatertalnei. A man named Fletcher, who is In love with Marion Walton, the daugh ter, furnishes the widow and her daughter with funds sent them through a brother of .M'rs. Walton. The, Wal ton's do not suspect who their benefac tor is. Fletcher finally wins the heart and hand of the girl he loves, and the day is set for the we ..ding.. The second act is the church scene, and here the guests gather for the wedding ceremony. As it is about to take place a young woman, enters the church with her child, and accuses the prospective bridegroom of being her be itrayer. Fletcher denies this and his affianced wife believes him until he, in a fit of passion, strikes the -woman, when his bride-to-be denounces him in abhorrence. . ' In the third act Fletcher still con tinues his attentions to Marlon, but she refuses them, and acting the part of the good Samaritan finally brings about the marriage of Fletcher to the wom an he betrayed, and she marries Doug las Rhodes, who through all tho play is a rival suitor for her hand. Grace Franklyn Lynch is to play the part of Marion Walton and William F. Canfiel:! will be seen in the role of Fletcher, 'the character played by Mr. Kelcy in the original production. Cam eron Clemens is cast as Douglas Rhodes and tDorothy Lamb, as the woman who was wronged by Fletcher. The remainder of the company is well cast. "WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES." This afternoon and evening there will be the final performance in the week's production of the famous Rroadhurst comedy, "What Happened to Jones.'.' A spcciall bargain matinee this afternoon. THE AUTOMOBILE IN AMERICA. How its Trade Has Developed in the Last Twelve Years. A dozen years ago the horseless vehi - cle was as strange a sight in America as an airship is to-day. At that time there were only five automobiles in the United States, imported at fabulous prices. Even five years ago the Inven tion was regarded as a play toy for the amusement of a few millionaires. To-day there are over one hundred thousand machines in use in the United States, of which twenty-five thousand were new cars sold last year (1906). It is safe to say that fifty thousad more American automobiles will be pur chased in 1307. Cosumers will pay per haps seventy-fi've million dollars for these cars. Averaging the capacity of the more tha oe hundrei thousand cars 1 use in America this year at four pas sengers each, there will be nearly half a million people speeding over the country in automobiles. For the year ended June 30, 1905, 'there were six hun dred and fi.fty-three foreign automo biles imported "for consumption," ag gregating in value $2,297, 1C4. For the nine months including September, 1806, there were nine hundred: and twenty two machines imported, aggregating in value $3,113,045. In 1895 there was not a single factory in this country turn ing out cars for the market. Durig the year ended June 30, 1905, the exports aloe of American cars aggregated $2, 481,243. - This amounts to a revolution in pri vate transportation methods, and 'the mere extent of the revolution is a wit ness to the fact that the automobile bus in this short time become a prac tical vehicle for the average ma. 1 The amazig' growth of the industry in America during the past few years is no longer based upon a popular fad nor an evaescen; experiments to meet It, as was. more or less, the fl rut popularity of the horseless carriage here a iecade aga, which was given its impetus chiefly by the cheap steam runabout an unsatisfactory type. Ideed, it is oly with! .he past two or three years that the produelio of anythlg like per manent types and standardization of construction Is to be found in the American auiomob'le industry. What went before really amouted to experi mentation and learning the trade from tho oiler and more expert foreign man ufa Hirers. It is now quite possible to turn out good cars in this country, and our manufacturers, more and more of late, have , abandoned "freak" models, and instead of striving for "something new" have confined their attention to the superior construction of types that experience has proved to be servicea ble. The sido-entrance touring car, varying in soliilty of construction ac ecrdins to the power t.J be developed, has become tha standard to which air types are approximated. Harry B. Haines in the American Monthly Re view of Reviews. - Jt-j THEATER. GIANTS IN JELLY. Two models of huge cuttle fish have just been placed in the shell gallery of the Natural History Museum at South Kensington. One of these is that of an enormous octopus, measuring twenty fee; across the tentacles; the other Is that of a "squid," which from tho tip of the tall to the tip of the longest ten itacle measures forty feet! The trunk Itself is ten feet in length, the longest pair of tentacles thirty feet. Though both 'these models are of animals taken in American waters, specimens ar largs Or even larger, at least of the squid, have been taken off the coasts of these Islands, .Among the lower orders of the animal kingdom probably none can compare, in the matter of dlabollctl cunning and hideousness of form, with the 'cuttle fish; and1 in these models, which are of natural size, this hldeous ness is painfully obvious. London Graphic. A PLAIN SPOKEN POTENTATE. One great charm about the Amir In an Englishman's eyes is his way of dis pensing with the ridiculous and ful some expressions of flattery and hu mility which are necessary, according to 'the rules of the oast, in public con versation. When asked if he .had a good journey through the Khyber to Peshwar he should have replied; - "With tho prospect of the joy and fe licity of gazing upon the noble and he roic features of 'the brave and hand some representatives of the greatest kingdom of tho World, the stony roads appeared to me like beds of down, tha snow storms and blizzards like zeph yrs on a summer's eve and the misera ble desert like a garden of Paradise." But he said nothing of tho sort. What he did say was: "No; I did ,ot have a good journey. It pleased Allah to bestrew my path with every form of difficulty and annoyance, and i am glad it's over." London Standard, it , - .1 i i ' J-. J Vf 1 I' 1 n 'I - M I. MILDRED HOLLAND, AT THE THE MIAN W1ITH THE WOODSN HAT. A young Scotsman was shown into the offlco of h great, engineer at Bir mingham. He was wearing a hit of extraordinary shape,, and in his ner vousness at meeting the men of fame he let the hat slip. It fell with a hollow thud upon the floor. The engineer looked with astonishment at the thing. The owner picked it up and apologized for the noise It had caused. It was of wood, he jrplalned. He had made It himself, turning It with his father's lathe. The engineer thought there must be something in a man who could think out and make such a' thing 'as this. He forthwith engaged him, kept an eye upon, him and gave him work of responsibility. The engineer ye 3 8 Boul ton; tho new man, : William Murdock. The man with' the wooden hat was sent away to Cornwall, and when he returned it was to light up his master's premises with ' gas. The mind which first practically applied the coal gvts to the purpose of lighting lived, inside that wooden hat. St. James Gazette. "Have you noticed that his automo bile emits a rapid succession of explo sive 'choos?' .'.'Yes, and It smokes as well as 'choos.' "Cleveland Plain Dealer. IT'S THE CIRCULATION. The strength and weakness of news paper aro found at the same point. It must circulate. 'Jfrtobftdy 'reads it thero Is no use publishing it, and, per contra, the -more people who read it the wider extends the field of lis opportun ity. But the effort t'o secure" this cir culation is , liable to, demoralize tho whole business rid destroy the influ ence for geod which' is rsppoed t) bo an underlying element 'of 'the pur pose of i!s publication for a newspaper which openly professed a disregard for decency and rn' indifferene'e to the general welfare would be its own 'un doing. Even the basest' pots as moral agents. -But whatever 'the professions, the real question' concerns their prac tices. It is a melancholy fact that the great majority of peoplo are tempted to read sensational ' stories, stories " tiiat are personal beyond what is commonly considered a fair field fof publication stories that get' thclr Interest from the suggestion or intimation of 'impropriety. It is a very virtuous and somewhat ex tsar i , i ; k 4 " - s . ' - I At- . 1 J ? v 'f; :X;-' -KHv';s4r :)sfe)e; MISS AUGUSTA CLOSE, AT A. .IT V -iu : ' ' . i ' ' , , , . f ' vf i i - 1 , i ', . r NEW HAVEN THEATER. ceptional person who will omit reading, not -aloud, -but by himself, a newspaper story for fear of finding there some thing of a questionable character. This isn't total depravity, it is merely hu man nature and natural curiosity. The newspaper that yields to that sort of publication is almost sure of large sales, and large sales' are what every publisher seeks, be his motives high or W. ' All newspapers, however do not yield, nor is yielding the 'only way to a large circulation, but it is generally consider ed to be the short-line route to the de sired result. The attitude of the com munity in the matter is the surprislns thing. There are very many adver tisers who consider nothing, but the number of copies sold. The news paper, as I have said, id a business en terprise. It could not live, without ad vertising, and it could not -get adver tising if it did not circulate. All thla 1j elementiry. The advertiser who sr.ys, "I pay so much a thousand for your circulation, no matter how you get 'it or where you- circulate,'' of fers a cash premium' .for" damoralisi-' tion. Sometimes he is, outside of his office, a. righteous person who deplorci deeply what he cslls the. degeneracy of the press and sees it in -many reason? f.-.r grave apprehension; but in his oiTtca In business hours : he passes his money over the counter to. fost&r and ' facilitats this deplorable dsreneracy ! in the hope of making a dollar cut of ' it The week spot in his 'reasoning is that ; all people are not alika. Ten thousand papers sold to chance custo mers Vim have practically - nothing in their pockets to buy good with do not offer the advertising opportunity ot eveii 1,000 papers that- go into the fa milies where things are bought and that are each read by half a dozen' peo ple in the course of the day. Many ad vertisers consider this and reckon tha nature of circulation to be as; much a matter of importanca as its volume; so there aro counterbalances and' com-pinsaticn-s. But it remains, true that a vast amount of advertising money ja spent each year simply on the number sold, all of which is an invitation to sell no matter how. Distribution is the thins, whoiher by coach or garbag's cart is immatsrlal. Meanwhile the general public looks on with a curious indl.lorcnca, wonders to what esrtent the!o-cil!ed "HcSnse of the press" will ruib and is prone to buy a copy just to sac 'IMHer Clark's Yale Lecture, - -S..e e-'V--e :.ife THE NEW HAVEN THEATER..