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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1907.
12 Coming Week In The Local Theaters Will Bring Some Superb Attractions 01IL AT JHE HYPERION TO OPEN WITH "ViRGINIUS"! "The Girls of Holland" Next Week "The Three of Us" Again Twice To-day. , Lovers of the higher drama are keenly interested this season In the ( great revival o James Sheridan Knowles' dranmtic masterpiece "Vir ginlus" by James O'Neill. Practically the play has of late years sunk Into oblivion and has never rtad a notable or worthy Interpretation since the days of Messrs. Forrest, Macready and McCullough. There has been an oc casional feeble attempt at "Vlrglnlus" ' but the same has met with a miser able failure. "Vlrglnlus" can be quoted in the eame category as "Shatcespeare" and as a famous tragedian once said' that "unless the classic drama is properly staged an dacted by true masters of histrionic art, Shkespeare spelled ruin.",- 1 All these embellshments added to the thespian's art have been put for ward to the pinnacle of perfection that will aid James O'Neill's production of "Vlrglnlus" In being a notable and memorable performance of Sheridan Knowles' famous clasic, and Mr. O'Neill feels assured and behaves that there are many, many admirers of dramatic art who will grasp the op portunity of upholding its true tradi tions, thereby rewarding his venture in remunerative as wen as an appre ciative manner. The present production was first given September 1G at the Lyric thea ter, New York, and continued for five weeks to enormous houses. The press as a unit were eloquent in their praise of Mr. O'Neill, his company and the entire production! , Mr. O'Neill will be the attraction at tha Hyperion with "Virginius' on Monday and "Monte Cristo" on Tues day, November 4 and G. "The Girls of Holland." The story of the comedy opera, "The Girls of Holland," to be seen at the Hyperion, Nov. 7 8 and 9, relates the love affairs of Alvarez, a Spanish cap tain, Jan, a young notary and Max 'of Holland, an embryonic physician. iThey are all lnpecunlous and are ar dently In love with Freda, Minna and Gretel, the three pretty nieces of Frau mm JAMES O'NEILL, Who Appears as Vlrgtnhis at the 1 Hyperion. Van Biere, the widow of an enormously wealthy brewer. The girls are at a conventschool in Liege and manage to meet and flirt with their lovers. One of these meetings is interrupted by tile appearance of Frau Van Biere on the scene, and she promptly proceeds to put afi end to their lovemaklng, saying her nieces shall never marry paupers, Max, who has discovered a bottle, said to contain a lifegiving elixir, says his discovery will make him famous and all of them rich. Frau Van Biere scoffs at this and says when he can give life to the statue in the city square she will believe him. She and her nieces re enter the convent. Max prepares to put tne elixir to the test and Ariella, a cousin ofMephisto appears. She prom ises to aid him to give life to the statue end disappears. Frau Van Bie.e and her nieces re-enter ori their way to Bruges. Max publicly dc:"c..i;3 he will give life to the statue. The widc.w says If he succeeds, bring the living slatue to Bruges before noon tht next day, and he and his friends shall inirry her nieces. Che says this bewise she h:U fallen In love with the smme. Max Is left alone with thj statue and Arlellai again appears. She says that the statue shail live, ha. that, as it was modeled in snow, it will became as cold as the artij winter. Wherever Lit tie Snowdror) gops he v.- '.1 congeal the atmosphere and -snow will fall. He will regard Max as his papa nnd never leave him until Max grauiijs his first wish. The people assemble. Max, attended by Ariella, gives life to Little Snow drop, the weather becomes bitterly cold, everybody is frozen and snow falls. Max tajtes Snowdrop to Bruges mnfl th( tvidnw Is about to keD her oath, whlen she feels the frost of Little iSnowdrop and learns that he cannot be ;parted from Max. She refa.ua to per mit her nieces to wed uni. 1 Max gets rid of the Snowdrop or succeeds in warming him up, Max and his friends vainly strive to warm Snowdrop and almost freeze in the attempt. Max tries to get rid of Snowdrop by getting him to wish for something, but Snowdrop refuses to be entranced. In despair, Max calls on Ariella who appears and says Snow drop's heart must te awakened. This ehe iroceeds to do. He then falls in, far ''--iWikt :r -':) v J i VERA MICHELENA, IN "THE GIRLS OF HOLLAND," . At the Hyperion. love with Freda, Max's love. Max re fuses to- grant his first wish and Snow drop becomes as hot as he was cold, burning them with his tremendous heart :. . -v In the end Ariella finally disposes of Snowdrop and all ends happily. V . "Three of Us." 'The Three of Us," which scored a success-last night, will be repeated to day, matinee and night. TWO WAYS TO CHANGE. How Connecticut May' Solve rroblem With a Rhoclo Island Counterpart. The problem how to procure a re form in our system of representation while the small towns control leglsla tlon(i even although a great majorlty of the -voters-of the State desire a return to representation according to population, is taken up again by the Bridgeport Farmer, which put the case about this way: Admitting that if the question of giving fair representa tion in the legislature was proposed it would be adopted by an overwhelm ing vote, an dassuming that any pro posal for -such a reform would, con solidate the . rural towns against it, what can be done'? Its answer is: This, which some day will be 'Hone. Dropping temporarily all political questions that now divide them the disfranchised Republicans and Demo crats of our manufacturing centers will unite for the recovery of their rights noW denied, Upon that supreme SCENE FROM "TEE At the ' lit I I a J r r 4 ' il ) I' : ' 1 1 't '1 hqK v h ft u k k if l f i - SV - ""Lt ' I , i ' If :' ; " uJzi' y J ' issue they will nominate an elect by a great majority a brave man as Gov ernor, pledged to give the people the opportunity to exercise their Indefeas ible right by electing delegates' to a really ' representative constitutional convention. When the proposed Con stitution prepared by that body shall have been submitted to the popular vote, and ratified by it as t would' be by an over-whelming' majority, It would be. the Constitution of Con necticut. That is "the way out," and as we see it, the only as well as the easiest way. Under the conditions named this may be the only answer, but it is at least possible that - the ' increasing consciousness of . the deplorable in justice of the present system may be fore long compel a change of attitude in the small towns themselves. Ev ery se'lflsh interest In these towns will oppose the change, but good citizen ship, will be for it, and if sufllelently aroused can have its way and compel a constitutional amendment in the or dinary course. ' If that is possible it Is the better way, but those, who feel this certainly regard that solution with hope -rather, than expectancy. Yet it Is worth . waiting for- if ever there shall he reasonable assurance of success. And as a stimulus to thought of the present situation we add by way of reminder the familar fact that a majority of the people of Connecti cut now elect twenty-two representa tives while the minority elect 233. Figures like those disclose a situation Incompatible with any theory of pop ular government. Hartford Times. LIFE OF AIT ACTRESS," New Haven. "WINE,VOMIftND SOKG" NEXT WEEK AT NEW HAVEN Two Performances To-day, Af ternoon and Evening, of "Around the Clock." "Wine, Woman and Song," Mortimer M. Thelse's great New Tork musical review success,- will be the attraction at the New Haven theater Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Nov. 4, 5 and 6, with matinee Wednesday. Thle is the' big musical satire that made the pronounced success of the New York theatrical season last year at the Circle theater where it ran to crowded houses for over 300 perform ances. 'While the piece has a well de fined story filled with amusing com plications and clever dialogue and ly rlos, it is the wonderful cast and the remarkable satirical caricatures of the principal stage stars In their most re cent successes that have stamped "Wine, Woman and Song" is being the pre-eminent novelty of the past dec ade. A superb cast selected by Mor timer M. Thelse will be seen here. Be sides the large company.of principals, the Broadway quartet, tire finest sing ing four in the country, and the fa mous lAmerican Pony ballet, and a large chorus of unusually pretty girls are included in the general ensemble. IA11 the original scenery and gorgeous costumes used in the New York pro duction will be seen here. Among the popular and well known , members of the company are Louis Auber, Meyer Harris, Sam Hearn, Ed. Lindeman, Mart Hog, Alfred Varsba, Marjorie Conboy,' Gertrude Fay, Alyce Gilrain and Ernest Storm. "Around tho Clock." There was a crowded house at the New Haven theater last night to'eee the newly, constructed melodious fri volity, "Around the Clock," presented by the premier funmakers, the Ritchie London Comedy company. 'The production Is replete with sen sational innovations, pretty girlswho can sing, dance and act; comedians with original ideas of humor and a carload of lavish scenic embellish ments. Those who. want only tjo best in the amusement' fine should turn out In force to welcome Billy Ritchie in his: world renowned creation of the 'drunk" in this delightful tolnedy. The performance will be repeated again 'to-day, matinee and night. THE WEST AND THE EAST. A Kansas Newspaper Tells How Con dltlons Have Changed. ' It. is true. thaC'f.atern mon?y for the consideration of a bonus in bonds or government lands financed many western rallroads.il It la also true that western grit, and muscle, and brain, and untold hardships and suffering are largely responsible . for western prosperity. Eastern capital would not have accomplished much1 had not western people given their lives, to developing this western countryi And now that prosperity has come, the West believes the hardships its people endured are entitled to due rewards just as much as $ eastern capital. Moreover, eastern capital that was wisely invested in the West has been getting pretty good returns, and the recent railroad reports do not show any falling off in dividends, notwith standing the fear expressed by such persons as the financial writer of the New York Sun. Passenger earnings are keeping up well, even under a two cent fare. , Whether there will be any falling off because of reductions in the freight rates has not yet been proved. , , It is undoubtedly true that ; things will be balanced in- time. Some east ern railroad magnates are asserting that no more railroads can be built If the people of the West are going to insist on such strict! regulation. They say It. "destroys confidence." But the railroads will be built in due time just the same. The West cannot ex pect eastern people to build Its rail roads unjes the East can make more money by so doing than in other lines of investment. If the East can get better returns by investing its capital elsewhere, the West has no right to ask It to build railroads out here. The West will want to build its own rail roads not many years hence. It has been only three or four years since western municipal bonds were sent East for buyers. Now they are all gobbled up right here. ' In the same way, railway stocks and bonds will soon be taken by western capital. The time will come when It will be a priv ilege to build railroads through these rich western regions. In fact, A. E. Stillwell Is right now building a great railway system with Western money. He Ton't have any Wall street money in It. When the Orient railroad Is completed from Kansas City to the western coast of Mexico it willd have been financed chiefly by the people of the middle West and those along its line. And Wall street, by the way, wil not be able to gamble with it. Financial and commercial condi tions in this nation are changing more than most people and particularly those of the East realize. Topeka State-Journal. SOCIALISTIC "BAPTISM." It Is reported from Australia that Tom .Mann, lately a London publican not of the clientele of St, Matthew who has since transferred the benefit of his light and leading to the Antipodes, has instituted a form of Socialistic "'baptism" in those parts. This rite consists in his mounting a platform, re ceiving babies into his arms and at taching to them scarlet rosettes inscrib ed with their names, their parents act ing as their sponsors in devoting them to a lifelong service to Socialism. London Academy. 4 f ' ? " I ' i V MISS INEZ CAMPBELL AS ETHEL BARRYMORE, In "Wine, Woman and Song" at the New Haven. . VALAR1E BEfiGERE AT POLI'S HEADLINER NEXT WEEK . Appears in "A Bowery Camille" -Fourteen Black Hus , sars Also Coming. Valarie Bergera and her selected company is announced ,hy Manager Poll as the headliner of the bill next week at this popular playhouse.' Miss Ber'gere is one of the foremost actress es 'on the vaudeville stage and is an accomplished and talented woman who has done much to put vaudeville upon the- high ;plane that it Is now enjoy ing. ..'; Her offering next week will be "A Bowery Camille" which was written I by Boy Falrchlld and gives special op- j portunlty-for Miss Bergere to display her talents. The sketch is a thorough ly enjoyable one, dealing with a rough subject, but handled in such a clever way that it is bound to be one of the striking hits of the excellent offerings which have been provided for the vau deville lovers next week. As an added attraction the Fourteen Black Hussars, the offering of Jesse L. Laskey, will hold an important place on the bill. . This aggregation ha just returned from a triumphal Euro pean tour. They played for weeks at the London Hippodrome and were an enormous hit. One of the features of their act will be the Bast Drum Trust. The olio will be attractive in every way with Quinian and Mack as the traveling dentists. The Avon Comedy Four, with Goodwin, Coleman, Smith n v, 4 -rtrtla tn ViaIm vtLnr eVtf "Tin VTT School Teacher." This act will eerve to provide melody and mirth in quan tities to suit. Hallen and Hayes, the eccentric com edian and dancers, Bob and his $1,000 challenge dog Tip, the foremost com edy acrobats and one of- the biggest novelty hits in vaudeville. Miss Elsie Boehm, the little girl with the big voice, which is a splendid bari tone one, will be a featur.e and the electrosraph will offer as a novelty "Nine Lives of a Cat" which closes the bill. Seats are now selling- for the first few perform? -"M next week. rnesion V" y Sunday Evening. Manarer fdihas received so many requests to repaat the Passion Play In the motion pictures that he will pre sent the $10,000 film again Sunday evening, Nov. 3. The story of the Passion Play is one that always arouses Interest and the good people of Oberainmergau who perform the play each year are vleit- ed by thousands of tourists.- The proceeds of the entertainment will be devoted to a charity fund, Seats will be 10 and 25 cents. Tickets are now on sale at the theater box office. PROMINENT PLACE. In engineering-works the electro magnet is taking !a very prominent place. This device dispenses with hooks, slings, and other lifting appar atus. By throwing a switch controlling the current the magnet Is energized and thereby attaches itself to the bars, castings, scrap or pig iron which it fs desired to lift. The magnet poles are shaped according to the nature of the material to be raised. For heavy rails theyare oblong and are slung from. Jhe crane hook by a short chain. Castings weighing over two tons are success fully handled by electro-magnets. An other use to which the electro-magnet Is put is in breaking old castings so that they may be melted land utilized To accomplish this the magnet is made to lift and drop a steel ball weighing from one to six tons. 4 V AUSTRIA'S PRESSING PROBLEMS. Dual Monarchy Sorely Beset Whether Emperor Dies or Lives. Whether the' life of Francis Joseph is, to be prolonged or not, the whole question of the relations of the com ponent parts of the Dual Monarchy to each other will shortly have to .be re considered, in dealing with the Aus trian problem as a whole, an answer must first be found to the question whether It would not be advisable to abolish entirely the Parliament In Vienna. !By the advocates of home tule for the Czechs the foundations of the Parliament are declared to be artificial and it is said to be now thoroughly dls: credited, They argue that It might with advantages be superseded .by an 1m porial council, comparatively small In numbers, composed of delegates select ed by the local Parliaments. This, it Is held, would strengthen the unity of the Dlre if at the same time the varioue countries in Cls-iLelthania were grant- ed a more extenslve autonomy than they at present enjoy. Those who hold to a policy of effective decentralization maintain that local liberties, unknown in any other European country, might be safely' granted lit Austria. It urged, with some obvious plausibility, that If the relations between the dom inlons of the House of lHapsburg were so altered as to content the Slav pop ulation the result would be that Aus tria would .become one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, country on the continent of Europe. Those who hold this view insist that she would then command the sympa thies of great portions of the Slav race beyond her borders, and that the vari ety of her social conditions would en able her statesmen to approach the economic problems which in the next BO years will press for solution all over Europe, with' an Independence and detachment of mind not likely to be found in other countries. Be this as It may, it is evident that some very mo mentous , issues depend on the policy which is' to guide the statesmanship of Vienna, whether Francis Joseph be spared to act the part of reconciler which he has so successfully filled, or whether his work is to devolve on a less capable successor. Journal of Commerce. w GOOD BUT BELATED. It looks as If at last the responsibili ty for those damning cocktails had been finally removed from Mr. Fair banks' shoulders. The persons who have .been conducting the unloading process might have saved themselves everaj disappointments and much needless trouble by a little foresight. If they had stopped to consider the very obvious fact that in the present state of the publlo mind, with the South literally running dry and new prohibition voters springing up on ev ery hand, no politiolan can anora to father suoh a debauching meal, they would have Immediately turned to oth er walks for a scapegoat aa they now have. An officious unmarried lady, a friend of Mrs. Fairbanks, has been found willing te assume all responsi bility. She slipped in surreptitiously, as woemn will, so the story goes, to have a last look at the table, and saw nothing to drink and no preparations in the shpe o glasses. Knowing that the Vice-President kept nothing but buttermilk In his cellar, she was great ly exercised to find no provision for those guests who might not care for the latter beverage. So she immediate ly dissatched an automobile for a com plete set of cocktails. lr. Fairbanks was as much surprised and far more horrified than anybody else when he marched into the diningroom to find himself surrounded by the faint but penetrating aroma of 42 "Manhattans," and saw one of theae delectable things standing brazenly in front of each plate. His natural chivalry prevented him from at once telling the truth, continue the unloaders, and it has now leaked out purely by accident. This is a very good explanation, but much be la ted. New Tork Globe, , - : ' ,rr . . ' , - ' i fi ; ' , i , ' '.' ' - i "SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL" TO BE PUT ON AT tup Rimii Last Performan i ilO Undertow" This Afternoon and Evening. The period of nowderofl t els and laces and when society was" composed of the most flippant people , Imaginable, Is the period in mt,i,k ' set "The Schflol for Snoi.. Jill classic drama that tia iaAj name pt Richard Brlnsley Sheridan along side that of Shakesneare it i a play that has survived the years and still continues to be a modern play. oumteiy any omep' play, except possibly plays by Shakespeare. hnv been presented by more notable com panies than has "The School fnr . Scandal." It Is a standard play in every sense of the word and that has been played by more school and col- lege dramatic organizations than any other play ever written. The New Haven high school senior class is considering the offering of this play during the winter, the play, having been suggested by fthe faculty of the high school. In view of the large interest manifested by the pupils of the high school In the play Monday evening is to be known as "High School night," and every effort will be made by the management to give the utmost attention to high school pupils attending. A number of the high school teachers have signified their in tention of attending. State Director Esmelton has made elaborate preparations for the staging of the play and a most elaborate pro duction will be the result. Superb costumes,, absolutely , historically cor rect, have been secured for the pro duction, and it will be one of the best staged plays ever seen In this olty at' popular prices. The company has been augmented for the production. All the old favor ites will be seen in the piece and lit addition the management announce! the special engagement of , Mls Ivah ' M. Wills to play the famous role of. "Lady Teazle." Miss Wills Is .well I. known to metropolitan audiences and 1 her appearance here will be a feature, of the production. . The story of the 'play is typical of the days of wigs and laces. The lines are brilliant and overflowing with the richest repartee. The play is known j as a farcical run on a period of shami society, and as such It Is Indeed ai1 great success. j The story, briefly, concerns one Sir! Peter Teazle who having passed mid-i die life, marriee a young woman andj introduces her, among the most -flip-1 paTrt of society frosting. She naturally ! drifts Into the ways , of the set into! which she Is thrown with the result IVAH M. WILLS, In "The School for Scandal," at the, Bijou. that shortly her name is unpleasantly connected with that of another man. The great love of her, husband, how ever, saves her, but tne story is ae-- veloped by some extremely strong sit-. Uations. The screen1 scene in the1 fourth act is a very sensational cli max. This afternoon and evening the stock company will give the closing perfor mance in the week's production or The Undertow." ! A FINE EXAMPLE. Edmund Clarenca Stedman, who rev cently celebrated his seventy-fourth. hirthday, is a fine example of the grad uate from journalism Into the realmsi of higher literature. He began news-' paper work as editor of the Norwich (Conn.) Tribune, an4 left there to Join the etaff of the New York Tribune. H served during the war as correspond-; ent for the World, and at Its close en-1 tered the field of business. His '.first book, "Poems, Lyrics and Idyllic,", was published in 1860. EXTREME MEAStTRES. Soys the North, China Dally Newsr, "The people generally alarmed by tho! comet, which they assert prognostic cates impending evil, are. resorting to extreme measures sinking surface ! wells in their Held to water by hand,, and assembling in largo numbers in the cities to compel the magistrates toj worship at tho city shrines. The pre-' feet has issued a mandate forbidding; the slaughter of animals, for food, but hitherto there is no hint of an aatl-i foreisn outburst" , nrirm' ijnpBwjjjm,., nniaw. k If ' i 'I A f : t's i , V t f- k H V 1 M 1 j 1 s ' S ? ft yfc E ' x s ( " I "n - vi : '' ' " v 1 v. , f