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cst includes:
Dan Daly
Pno WarriclJ
llljrd ilnim'i
I cc Harrison
1'rank Kljir
T A. McCorralck
. s. Lnvino
Randolph Curry
Som'l r slier
l.ouls Grauat
Amelia Summers lllc
.Marie I aurens
Jnncttc llngcard
Christine lllcsslng
Irene Hently
Nanette Nixon
llattie Mnoro
Kittle Laurence
I a Petite Adelaide
And Seventy Others!
EmbodWuj: Drama. Opera. Coined,
Uurlcsuuo and Vnudc lllo
Rolled Mo One
Amusing Mass!
New York Papers Said
UeraM An admirable successor to tLo "Pass
ing Stow "
orld Unquslionablj a bright, consistent
ana amusing burle&que.
Recorder A huge sut cess
sunHas all the elemoiHs of suct'e good
material, remarkably clot er -adore, and a
handsome stage seltinc;
I're3 It is an excellent diversion.
Times Fun and melody lu xdenly.
Advertiser It employs a host of funnmlters.
Mercury A feeling of nleasant anticipation
from the n-e of the curtain until tee final drop.
Next Week
Then' i no lellloK how man thousands
f people h.n e wished to know what Shakes
I'an is as Ins to Queen Elizabeth In tho
nudit-u e sc-ne which la represented on
iheciirininof the Academy of Mu-ic Maybe
he is expatiating on the beaut or the
Queen's red hair, or perhaps he Is luakini; a
pergonal complaint of what Rome cjnlcal
critic Mid about his "Porlm "
Portia has, liowevcr, survived the ordeal
of tin critics, her last reincarnation in
V aliinpt'iu beinc by and in Miss Nora
O Ilrlen This jouuk candidate Tor rame
in fch.' k-pc;irean roles has done no iolencc
tu our ideal or Portia in perhaps a majority
r respects, but there is one ratal (at
least at present) defeel in I'er Portia. It
Is Impossible as Us O'Brien now phrases
the sjieecheBof PortLiln the court scene, to
disabuse one's mind or the notion that
the Is saying pieces," on exhibition day
at a MjunR ladies' seminary. It Is not
t the Hie point that she says them well.
The aim-Mi lias not jet learned the art,
at Ii-n-i in this character, or remo lng JIUs
o Uriel) fnuii the stage ami substituting
the learned 5'ouns doctor or Belmont.
On itn other hand, it is just and pleasing
to tay that in the succeeding scene JIlss
O'Brien spoke lier lines and acted like a true
artist, ller Cnianthe WHSparllcularly good,
as was her Virginia. It may interest a
great many joung ladies who became in
terested in Miss O'Brien to be told thai
flu." won the. medal ror good scholarship
offered by Tone Leo XIII at a convent
The merits or the other leading cbarac
tirs in tho Hnnford Spencer combination
have already been rrecly commented on in
The Times. Selecting the most uniformly
excellent of llr. Hanford's sieeclics, it ivaa
his effort before the Syracusan senate in
'Damon and Pythias." Ills Sbjlock is
his own, but it apiejrcd to please the very
large audience on the opening night of the
"What's in n name" was solved by
people who heard the operatic niuslc or
Humpordlnck. St. Cecilia surely didn't
love him ror his name, but she gave blm
the girt or music with a rree bund. This
was thegencral Judgment or the people, who
love Uie new nod old on the lyric fctagc,
and who Justified their faith by their
norks nil last weet at Lafjjette Square
Opera House.
Or course "Hansel and Cretel" isonly one
or the world known "maerchen," which
are told so beautirully by Grimm, the demi
god or the nursery, but it was witnessed
by thousands who baeloug since ceased to
go to bed at sundown, cat only what Is
prescribed, or sleep better aftex dose
or paregoric.
jMr. Albaugh, perhaps,, did not fo intend
IU but it w nsa lucky accident that Washing
ton should have two weeks ir retrospec
tion into the slumberous romantic days or
childhood; and, by the way, how the gor
geous environment of his opera house helped
the Illusions of the two weeks In fairyland.
BtiJI, nil this did not prevent people rrom
expressing their surprise that a man named
Huniperdlnck could have written such
music as there is in "Hansel and Qretel."
For instance, a mother told a Utile
girl between the acts that nn English
prince wanted to marry one of two Spanish
princesses whom he had never seen, one of
whom was named Blanea and the other
llracca. He didn't like tho queer name
t'racca, so he bent Tor Blanea, who turned
out tu lie as' ugly as all of the sins ror
liiddou bv the Ten Commandments, and
so he was obliged to send ror Cracca, who
was as beautiful as nil American ueauiy
rose. "Hut joo 'spose," said the irre
uressible Lrltle as Uie curtain went up
again, "that he woulda had her for la wife
if her name was uracca liuniperuintki
"A lliik White flag," at the New Na
tional Theater, has now become nn old
friend, and It was a satisfaction to note that
Charley Stanley and Lloyd Wilson also
came back. The new people-are also very
acceptable and rill the gaps completely.
There is nothing new to bo said about "A
lliik White Flag," except one thing, which
tt was Impossible to say last year, and that
Is, that it Is better this year than it -was
last year.
Nor is Uicre aaythlnc except what la
Opera House.
At N. Y.
Chicago Papers Said
Herald Enough happy fpecUltlM to derelep
a merry evening
Tribune Like n .nhlor' dlBner savory,
tootbKiiiic. fciwrklliij;, temptlaff.
Inter Ocean I'lonty of Isdllldual ability;
brilliant with bits
Chronicle Jlonoy has been spent with reck
less pr -digality upon It
Nevis The ilgurantees are wondorfully at
tractive: costumes rkh and harmonious
Journal Rollicking drollery, fun and music
Record Unusually cood singing, blight cos
tumes, effective dancing,
Mai! lull of llfo and so.
Even Evening anil Saturday Matinee
De Koven and Smith's
The Original Cast:
Juliette Corden,
Lizzie Mncnichol,
Annie O'KccFc,
William Pruette,
William McLaughlin,
Joseph Sheelian,
Harry Parhcr, -""'
John Hell,
Richard Carroll.
Musical Director Charles Wernljr.
Chorus or 75. Complete Orchestra.
Prices SI. 50, SI, BOc and 25c.
Completo production as presented In New
York 25J performances.
Next Week Nat C Goodwin.
good to be said about Chauncey Olcott,
who has successfully made a departure in
so-called Irish plays. TI.c Irish Americans
owe llr. Olcolt a vole of thanks ror put
ting on the stage an Irish hero who is not
a burfoon, or a. character otherwise Im
possible of comprehension as a tjpe or
any country, l'eggy, and Korah, and Kath
leen llavournecn have had a hard lime
during the past quarter or a century being
made love to by freaks orliuman nature
who drove cabs. Jaunting cars, smoked
dudeens, and spoke the most remarkable
dialect, to say nothing or wearing corduroy
pants amputated at the knee to be sure that
Uiey were fresh from the Irish-type foundry.
It is well that llr. Olcolt Is pushed aloDg.
The bill at Kcrnan'a was one like Torlck,
"of Infinite Jest." The stars were the
midgets, ot whom there lias been said a
good deal. They are bonafide heroes rrom
the land of the dwarrs and other nebulous
regions. They made a hit, and every time
they did It one or-the other of them was
knockeddown. As boxersand heavy-weight
liricrsthey were Immense. TheTnll Included
acrobatic feats, Irish comedy, operatic
sketches, ventriloquism and n closing lit
tle sketch called. "The Coquette" by Thos.
All around, the week was a great success
t the box orrico and every place else, one
ct proving the other without argument.
Marie Jansen's Gowns in "The
Merr3' Countess."
"Honour" Gives Way to "Sins
of the Ni-rht" Gossip of -
the Rial to.
New Vork, Nov. 20, J BUS. "The Merry
Countess" at the Garrick Is about ns dull
and phlegiiulic .1 pcrsotuge as 1 h.n e been
privileged to see ror wiine time. Mane
Jansen tries to be merry unit tclntillate
as the star, but her efforts are In vain.
Although Mhe doesn't know how to sing
she does know how In dress. She wears
five lieniitlful gowns. When .Miss J.uiseu
decided to follow singing as a prorcssiou
she missed her calling. Even what vice
she onginailv possessed 1h ji.ifll.iUy gone
and her upper tones are painful, in order
to appear merry as the Counlcss, phe tings
four or me songs mid often getb off tho
key by way or -variation. The. cfrect ou
the audience Is depressing.
Hi r skin 1 s the color or it In y nil v. a ml as
she doesn't use much make up, htr nock,
hands and armvl'-'ve Ihe appearance or a
nnsliwoiuuu who has Just left a tub of
steaming hot suds.
The farce makes an attempt at belts
naughty and succeeds 111 being vulgar.
Ill one scene the Countess changes her en
tire costume liehlnd a serf en, while a male
admirer hands her plain pins, hair puis,
and I1.11 pins from the dressing cuse, all the
time irjlng to gel a peep of Ins Inamorata
as she appears in dishabille.
iriie had sat in the audience 011 Ihe open
ing night he would have nucoisJed. The
property man had placed the dressing case
at inch an (ingle that the mirror
reflected the fair Marie bihlnd the scrim,
and the audience kiih treated to it display
or unmentionables which were not down
on the programme.
The first act Is "On the lie.ich al Tro'i
1 lilt' and iiiiinv nreltv and shapely women
are sem inilry land liaihlng suits which
water would ruin.
Miss Jansen appears In white and idle
green. Maud Granger, ns n widow of
questionable uge, looks the part. the
evidently knows no more nliout Ihe secret
of perpetual youth than ou or I do. Her
tlressi", are suitable but look as though
they have seen better days and after a
long and peaceful siesta in some storage
trunk, have been yanked out. retou.hed,
and put into serv lie again. Miss Jansen's
new mid cosily appdrel shows them up.
One of the star's gowns wiikh may I
properlv termed a "dream," consists or
iiinarv" colored chiffon and huge blue
luiheior's buttons. The dress is very ftill
and Huffy and Ihe large jellow hat unil
parasol are decorated amply with blue
riowers. Another gown, which, to lie
particularly ifremlnate, I shall call n "con
feition," is made or lavender satin. The
short skirt is rull and the front is covered
with white applique embroidery in sllk
and spangles. The iMidlce Is Aery low
cut and finished with a wide rail or
spangled white lace.
And last, but not least, comes what may
suitably be ilescrllieil as a "creutlou."
It Is an evening dress or pink and white.
The eight or tcn-ynrds-wlde skirt Is or
stand-aloneable white satin, brocaded with
pink riowtrs. The wolst is made almost
entlrelror pink (hiffou with narrow bands
over the shoulders and large puffs at Ihe
ellxiws. It'sa beauty.
The rmure success ,r The Merry
Countes.s" depends largely upon the female
contingency or New Vork. It now re
muiiis to be seen whether handsome gowns
will save a dull piece or not. I should say
At Daly's this week Mile. Jane May Is
apiiertring" in a pantomime entilled "Mile,
l'ygmalion." Mile. May is a talented
woman and It is to lie heped Hint she will
mi-et witti success. I riroppeiMn to see
"Hansel and Oretel" again one night
last week, and was much amused at wliat
seemed to please the audience most. The
cast had been changed and Ihe two leadmg
parts are now sung In a most satisfactory
nianner by v.eiue rirani uiiu aesse- iiuumi.
As I said before, the music Is delightful,
and charming ducts ami solos were iwsscd
by without a bitit or applause. Finally tho
1UI1 does a song and dance and ends It by
prancing around the stage straddle or u
broomstick. That brought the house
down, and the rirst and only encore or the
evening was demanded.
Two week3 ago it was hard to tell just
who would come out ahead as the possessor
of the play called "Houour." In ract,
numerous people insisted upon licing "Hon
ourable." After much litigation and
free newspaper advertising. J. M. Hill
won the race, ami produied It at the Stand
ard last week. It existed Justsix days.
If jou have tears, prepare to shed them
now. "Honour" gave way to "Sins or the
Night." "Frailty thy name is"-play-wrlght.
Nellie Mcllenry Is "biking" at the Grand
Opera House this week as "The ISicyilc
Girl." Her blcjclo Is not "made ror
two." ror she Is an Independtnt, up-to-date
girl, who can "paddle her own"
bike. However, West-sldcrs like her, and
the business is good.
"The 1'rlsoner of Zcnda" will be suc
ceeded at the Lyceum Theater, November
2G by ttie Lyceum Theater Stock Company
in "The Home Secretary." by K. C. Car
ton. Love, polities, and society arc tho
principal themes or the play. Notwith.
standing the gossip or last season. Isabel
Irving continues ns, the leading actress of
this organization.
Manager Ilosenquest has resumed, regular
dramatic performances at the Fourteenth
Street Theater, opening Monday night
witli the ".Merry World." Georgo Monroe
rollows next Monday In "A Happy Little
W. II. Crane begins his annual engage
ment at the Firth Avenue January 20. in a
new comedy written ror liim by Franklin
Fyles, called "Tho Governor or Ken
tucky." tucky." . , ,
"The Stag Tarty ," a musical comedy by
Faul Potter and "Bill" Nye, is to be pro
duced at the Garden Theater, DccemberlC,
by A. M. Taliner.
There promises to no a row neiwcvu ai.
B. Curtis and Kudolph Aronson over "Gen
tleman Joe." I have seen the contract
which calls ror its production at the Bijou,
Junuary . aud I also know that Minnie
I'almerin "The SchoolUirl" Is bonked at the
same theater lor the same date. In order
to save trpublc I should advise Aronson to
give a continuous pirionnaiice, oeuiuiiiK
at noon with Minnie, to berollowed.in the
evenln? by Curtis.
The regular season at Dnly's Theater be
gins Tuesday, November 20. with tbestock
company, headed by Ada Itehan, in "The
School ror scanuai. 1111s win umuKumie
Mr. Daly's twenty-seventh year as a niet
.nnniiHn nmnnenr. "Georirp Clarke, the
lUlivutui. .....i..-, v - n - '
stage manager and leading actor of the
companv, has been wiia nmi iroui lueoimi.
Manager Augustus Fltou starts the tour
of his "Mine. Sans Geue" company next
nnnn in H i n TV n n nt coo . innmint from tills
city to the Golden Gate direct. There is
no truth In the rumor tnut ue contemplates
organising a number two company to ap
pear in Sardou's play.
I happened to notice a short paragraph
In the Garrick Theater programme the
other evening, which referred to the tour
of Kichard Mansfield. The words "Mr.
Man3field" occurred six times in eight lines.
Next season Maggie Cllneis to blossom
out ns a star in a piece called "On Broad
way," in which she will probably "throw
down McCloskey" at every performance.
Harry Williams, who manages "On the
Bowery," Is to direefhertour.
"Fete" Daly is turning away people every
night at the Bijou. As a "night clerk"
"Fete" 13 a success.
Manager Wilkinson writes me that Alex
ander 8al fin's tour ot New England is ex
ceedingly profitable and that in his case
the cry of "hard times" does not apply.
In "The Privateer," which Lewis Morri
son produces next fall he will be seen as
Jacques Morlane, a sort ot Kip Van Winkle
character. One of the realistic efrects
will be a huge -vessel carrying one hundred
and fifty men on an open sea.
lti :
Canary and Lederer'a second annual re
view "The Merry Worttj.tjcomes this week
to tho Grand Opera lliuse.and will be seen
every nlfeht, with Wednesday, Saturday
and an extra turkey JiUiy mnllnce. It is
called by the milliliters (he successor or
"Thol'assing Show," hufwhilelt resembles
the latter in Its general scope, it Is some
what different In the fact that there was a
slight vein of plot running all through
the rirst review, while in "The Mirry
World" there Is nothing of this kind.
Each one or -the features Is nbsolntely
dlstluct from all that has preceded and
from what Is to follow Each scene and
situation is ealil-lo rurnUll J1s owi amuse
ment. It contains burlesques or the most
successful ilrntnn's mid comic operas' orihev
llicalri.al seasoti. nnd.Jinltiilloiisof the
aclors. anil iktresses who-'liavc'won the
greatest uiuouiil..or popular favor.It t.
filled with pretty iiiunic Aud lively inci
dents, nndshas the iflv-.iii!nge-r a mosU
elaborate stage setting and n thoroughly
competent 'cast, vhicrr includes a number
or former stars .?--,
Tfib pUy'fiioITides travesties of Fanlou s
highly sue ces-ful Napoleonic pi y "Madame
Sans Gene," The Musqucradcrs." "Trilby"
anil other dramatic, successes II has also
.1 comic opera with nn original plot, com
pounded villi the leading characters from
"The Little Trooper," "Madeline," "Rob
Ito'," ""The Devil's Deputy," "Tzigane,"
"Dr Syntax," "ltol.in Hood" and songs
modeled 011 the lle of every popular com
poser. ' - - . .
In the cast are such well-known names
as Dan Duly, Dan Warfleld, Lee Hnrrisorr,
Louis GariiQt, Amelia Summerville, Marjg
Laurens and inany'otliirs
The Thanksgiving week attraction at the
Academy of Music, will lw May Irwin, In
her new rnrre-ciminly." Tlie Widow Jones,"
by John' J. McNally, which ootnes to Wash
ington fresh from a phenomenally sunessful
two moiiths'run at the Bijou Theater, New
York. Miss Irwin Is now in the ranks of the
stars, and Judging, by. the clever work she
has frequently given the public In the
past, there Is no real reason why she should
not liavo been there long ago. That she will
lie wnnnly welcomed at the Academy there
is no dOubt. for she has a tremendous rol
lowing or well-wl'hers In thls'city, and a
heavy advance sale indicates that they will
be out In full rorce.
"The Widow Jones" Usald lohavea very
runny liasls ror a plot, and to be rilled
with humorous eompllentlous, and the
requisite brlghl dialogue to give them frill
value. v
In Ihe supporting east are John C. nice,
Javques Kruger, Joseph M. Bpark, George
W.-Rirmmi, Roland Carter.Ada Lowls.Annc
Sutherland, Sully Cohen. Kathleen Warren.
Lillian IldTJler. Agnes Mlllon, Margery Teal
and others.
There will lw mathiees Wednesday, Thurs
day and Saturday. i
Tlie "Old Hoinestoad.'-wrlttcn and made
famous by Deniilait Thompson, will be seen
during this week at the Lafayette Square
Opera House. This Is ndt a new play to
Washington, In fact. It would be hard to
find a town or city In the United Slates
wlieretlthas not bi-en jirpjbicedbut people,
vvlil"go"l? seoirasTong an there are actors
to interpret Jlie.blniplerttiiry of New Kng-,
land country lire, which rt tens.
-"The piecerdocs not call. for any great
amount or histrionic worjli. but It I the
naturalness or It all tflat has placed the
seal or real success upon the play. The
characters are true to flrtfand the lieopln
representing them look as though they liad
Just come rroin some Nevv: L'ngland rami.
With nil Its quaintnfss -arid simplicity
thero Is a strong colorhigsthroughout the
play, which is brought uoro 'prominently
Into vlewjjy the quiet bjtfkground against
which It Is set.
One ot thp most picturesque and suc
ccssftil conne operas produced oin tbU con
tinent lir irftny jears Is Dc Koviii, and
Smltb's?"ltob Uoy," wj!ei, wilUNs pre
seated ift- the Whitney Opera Company nl
th? NNatlonnl Theater tmomivv ingm-
Jinny wasliingioiiians say mis luiieiui
StottMi opera during its run or 230 nights
in New York city, ami th,e who did not
will see it presented here In the same lavish
manner and rendered by the same artists
who have become so Identified with its
Although Mr. De Knven has written
many successful operas. It is doubtful lr
he ever introduced so many rich melodies
into one piece as he lias in "Kob Itoy."
Mr. Smith has told the story in a very
clever manner. The plot is based on Sir
Walter Scott's tale or the escapades" or
Prince Edward Stinrt, the Pretender,
and his faithtul follower, Rob Roy Mac
Gregor. In the cast nre two Washington people
whose names alone should be xiilflcient-tn
crowd the National every night this week.
They are Lizzie MacNichol and Mr. Wil
liam Prnette.
Managir Kernan's attraction for next
vviek""wlll lie the Tamous Rent. Santley
Burfci-quesina-Novclly Company. A satire
on the popular play ot "Trilby," entitled
Twin it. Pluli "'Will serve to introduce
tin- rull strength the company in their"'!
several specialties, intcrmixeu vviiu witty
dialogue. A newOmrlesquc from the pen
of Charles Loveuberg. entitled "Robin
Hood. Jr.," will conclude the programme.
An entirely new series or living pictures
culled from the finest works of art will
also be a feature. aThe costumes will excel
anything heretofore seen in this company,
ami the Met that Mr. Abe Leavltl. the able
manager or the organization, only engages
young and handsome as well as artistic
pcrformers, should be proof positive or a
high-class and 'pleasing perrormance.
Among the names appearing on the roster
are Collins and Collins. Carrie Scott, Les
lie nud Tenley. Lottie Klllott,. Van J-ear
and Barton, Winnie Mitchell and Marlon
There will lie matinees on Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
The coming viff lo this city ot tlie dis
tinguished brothers, lions. Bob and Air.
Talor is exciting much Interest among
theater-goers. Thesctwo Interesting broth
ers, who in 1860 crossed swords tor the
Governorship or Tennessee as the nominees
or Ihe Republican and Democratic parties
... . ... V . ......... In.- n t.n ..lltai.
or that state, are incc-u,j, ,w m i.uy....
an entertainment which is, without doubt,
the rirst or its kind. The style or "their
theme Is "Yankee Doodle and Dixie," and.
under this head these two brothers, while
perfectly fraternal, inslrjsentimeiits and
wits. , , , ,
It is nn entertalnmentjin which pecu
liarities and provIncTallsms of nil the
great sections or our country nre portrajed
Jn the most artistic stjMe. The Hon. Air
Taylor Is tne eulogist or'Tankee Doodle
and-the impersonator iof the indomitable
Yankee. ! . .. , ,
The ex-Governor nffirfSmtR the Dixie
side of the entertainment, and In his part
of the program he peppers and salts the
theme with his Inimitable anecdotes, songs,
and stories. They will appear at Melzer
ott's oiv Ieicnber. 2. ,., ukr
George Keogh. of the well-known tirm of
Keogh &-Davs, has-been taken tii Ihe Be le
vue Hotpltal, In Nevv York, to be treated
ror mental truublr-Overwork and business
car, together with ill health, have Im
paired his mind.
-4fItpA u1vl,w.v 4j? tlrSv
vv. lj.uraneauu is nKtLvn.iiiiin.it "
Sliver weuuiufi'iii ,m,s....-. . ..k,.u.....1.
olis. They received presents and tele
grams, rroin rriends ail over the country.
During tlie afternoon Sir. and Mrs- Crane
held a reception, and Sir. Devere. or the
Crane company, presented the star with
a solid silver loving cup. The cup was in
scribed, "Presented to Mr. and Mrs. Crane
by the members or their company, No
vember 0, 1870-1803.'
Ttie American u"uiSihi.i '-"?'
Sir. Button Vane, author of "In ; Sight of St.
the first nou-rcsldcnt member to be ad
mitted. On Wednesday of last week Henry Irving
delivered an address on "Slacbeth" bdrorc
the students of Columbia CoUege and their
rriends. He said that the general opinion
regarding Maclieth was that the character
was that or a good man gone yrougunoer
theinnaenco oF his wire, while Shakespeare
had Intendcditto beono of Uie most bloody
miuded. hypocritical villain in his gallery
or portraits.
"The Capitol," oy Augustus Thomas, a
play dealing with Washington lire, tias
had quite a suit-essful run In New York
and has lately moved over into Brooklyn.
On account ot the novelty or Its theme
the play has aroused considerable Interest.
The plot is based on the supposed Influ
ence of the ltomaii Catholic Church in
politics, anil It is said Hint Mr. Thomas
Miss Marie Wnliiwrlgttt Is trrlisivn a new
malinger. Julian Magnus, who has di
rected Miss Waluwriglit's starring ven
tures for the last seven jears, will sever
Ills i-niiuoitlon w'ltli ihe company on De
cember T. and Mr. I'rederiik Meek will
pay salaries and collect flues after that
Thero was quite a long wait between the
ails during a recent performance ot "The
Wizard of Ihe Nile." It turned out that
Dorothy Morton, prima donna, had found
a strange eat in her dressing room, and
when she readied down lo pet It, the cat
bit her quite severely on the hand. A doc
tor was summoned, but It some time
before Miss Morton could go on.
"Christopher, Jr.," has had its day as
an attraction, and tomorrow night John
Drew will revive his List season's success,
"The Itatihle Shop," at the L'mpire Theater,
"e;w York.
Alter Christmas -The Gay Parisians"
will go to Chicago for an extended run and
then to London In ttiespring for an engage
ment at the Drury Jjme Theutre. Inis
sparkling farce has drawn sonic of the
largest crowds that ever entered Hoyt's
Mrs. Leslie Cafter, the heroine of "Tho
Heart of Maryland," lias a hobby that will
take rank even among the many curious
fads that her profissioiial sisters delight
In. Mrs. Carter treasures every shoe nud
slimier she has worn on the stage ns care
fully as u "stamp fiend" does his vuluable
collection. Hach of lie many parts she
has played jh represented In this truiikful
ot footwear, but tho Inx seat Is occupied
by a pair of black satin sllpiicrx In which
Mrs. Carter made her debut in "The U'gly
bquure lect or space.
Henrv Irving and Miss Terry will revive
"Faust" as a 'ihanksgiviug attraction at
Alibcy'ii '1 heater Mr. Irving, or course, as
Mephlstopheles, and Miss Terry as Mar
guerite. Some or the plays anil pl.ters entertain
ing New Yorkers this week are: Urand
iiieru at the Metropolitan Opera House;
Henry Irving mid Miss Terry lu "King Ar
thur" at Abbey's; John Drew in "Chris
topher. Jl.," at the i:mpire; Hoi hern in
"The Prisoner or Zcnda" at the Lyceum;
"The Shop Girl" at Palmer's; "Trilb"
at the Garden; "The Guy Parisian" at
Hoyt's; "The Heart or Marjlaud" al Hcr
nld Square: George IMn arils' companv In
"Ills Kxcellency" at the Hroailway; Nell
Hurgess in "The lear One" at the Star;
Frank DanKls In the "Wizard ot Ihe Nile"
at the Cnslno; Fanny Dav eiqioru In "Gls
monda" at the Fifth Avenue; "The Merry
Wnrtii" at the Fourteenth btreet Theater;
"The Sporting Duchess" at the Academy,
mid Lew Dnckstnder, with a new set of
songs, at Keith's.
HIPS FAIll TO Hl-si:
Norn O'llrlen'w lliMiiiirknlilo Sue-
ce.H Willi Sir. lliinford.
It was only natural that during thepnst
wctk local Interest should center at the
Academy, us Mr. Hunrord lias gathered
around him a supporting company Includ
ing many Washington bos whose aspira
tions lie ttageward. This encouragement
df home talent is much to be commended,
ami it-Is but fit ling that the Joung men who
have receivcsl their training And dramatic
education here should be associated with
a man like Sir. Ilaiifunl, w ho Is their rrlend
and counselor as will as iheir teacher.
The company Includes such well-known
Washington hoys as Bertram Temple, Rich
ard Huhler, Robert W. Smiley, Herbert
1'rtor. and others. Among these Sir. Huhler
especially has shown marked improvement
in his work since ohe was last seen here,
and as Lucius in "Vlrglnlus" he scored
quite a hit in the scene with Sir. Hanford.
Next to Sir. Hanford, the work or Miss
O'Brien In the leading feminine roles was
watched most closely by the -audience.
This charming young actress has made a
record Tor hersclt. lu JJie short time she
has lieeu on the stage which Is probably
unequaJcd In.tho theatrical annals ot this
'country. Tilts Is Miss O'Brien's rirst year
.on, the lwards; In ract, today she but com
pletes the rirst nine weeks ot her Tlrst
season, anil yet sne Is jointly starred witu
such well-known actors as Sir. Hanrord
and Sir. Silencer, and Is cast for the lead
ing parts in the "legitimate" reiiertoire.
A year ago Sliss O'Brien was a tihool girl
at Soretto Convent, near Niagara Palls, and
today she is successfully playing a series
ot parts that many an older and more
experienced actress has attempted dis
astrously. The transition rrom tlie frivolous school
girl lo the hard-working woman was rapid
and -complete, but it has left iliss O'Brien
a very simple, unaffected and nltogcltier
charming joung person. Sliss O'lirien made
her debut in Baltimore, which is her native
cilv, in a special performance i,r "Romeo
'and Juliet," in which Frederick Paulding
played Romeo and John T.Maione Jlercutlo.
It was Sliss O'Brien's rirst appearance on
aov stage, she never having even appeared
in amateur theatricals, and the ncct morn
ing thecrlticscamcout with nnavalinchcof
praise that would have turned the head or
in.miv- an older ncrsou. Instead, the young
.actTcss set herself to work by dllgient
study to perfect herself Tor a proiessionai
This she has secured with Sir. Hanrord,
and if her work in this city Is any criterion,
she has a very brilliant future before her.
As Is perhaps natural, Sliss O'Brien con
siders Juliet her favorite role, while Ilesde
mona and Portia claim her admiration.
ADA I-KM'IS A.ND Till: VV...
How tlie HovernueDeoniiieTooStroiiK
for Her.
Sliss Ada Lewis, who takes the part of
ttopuv .! nincmoAv Sunoi oicp-oi-dnoi
Jone's," is being quizzed unmercifully
on accoun t or a little Incident that happened
during a performance the other night in
Xew York.
Sliss Lewis Impersonates an innocent
country maid who Is sent to Vassar by her
parents, and returns to them an exponent
of the new woman, dressed in man's attire,
and with a well developed thirst for those
liquid refreshments that are supposed to
belong only to man's estate. During tho
second act or the play, the business calls Tor
her lo drink a glassorthatseductlve bever
age, a gin rizz.
JIISs irwill. tuc Sllir, in uei uc--ii i '
realistic, iuslsts that the rizz shall be mado
or real gin, and prepared with a real siphon
or Bcltzer. It must be said, in rairness to
Sliss Lewis, that in everyday life she does
not enjoy euch masculine decoctions. Night
after night she had protested against the
gin fizz and the cigarette, but Sliss Irwin
was inexorable.
It so happened that the other night the
bottlcof gin gave out.and the property man
failed to have it refilled. The only thing
to do was to use water asa substitute. and
the fizz was manufactured in this way.
After the performance Sliss Lewis went to
Miss Irwin, and said, hi the presence of sev
eral members of the company:
"Mav, this Is becoming really serious.
I positively cannot go through with that
scene anymore. Tonight that fizz was
stronger than ever, and combined with Ihe
cigarelte it made me so dizzy and hi fact I
was afraid It would be noticed in Mint."
A musical snout or laugnter quu.-n.-u uvi
protest, and it dawned upon the mind or
Sliss Lewis, nflcr a short explanation,
that the fizzes were on her.
Willi Mini til and Fldilli.
rr.r. .nnnrim, nf the T.IVlor brothers
before a New York audience rully justifies
their reputation as public entertainers.
Whether with mouth or riddle, ex-Gov.
Robert L. Taylor ot Tennessee, is easily
one ot the most accomplished performers
ot the world, and his distinguished Repub
lican brother, theex-Congressiftan, is hardly
his Inferior.
As a ragauini among politicians and a
Tatnek Henry among fiddlers, the ex
Governor is, undoubtedly, the most ad
mirable product ot the moonshine regions
ot his admirable State. , 41lll
It Is said on good authority that his ren
dition of the popular Smoky .Mountain aria,
"The Jay Ulrd Sat on a Swinging Limb,"
won him his first great triumph as- a
statesman. Thlsinaybecxaggeratcdpraise,
but It is certainly true that, whether as
fiddler, orator or patriot, he Is an un
qualified success and a credit to the
country of which his native moonlit mount
alns rorm so picturesque a. part. evv
York World.
Extra Matinee Thanksgiving Day.
(Prlcos same as at Night.)
Under the Management of RICH & HARRIS;
New Coined', New Songs, New Dances, New Specialties.
Company Includes:
Jacques Kruger,
Jos. M. Sparks.
Geo. W. Barnum,
Roland Carter.
Ada Lewis,
Anno Sutherland,
Sally Cohen,
Kathleen Warren,
They Will Create
JOHN W. AI.1SACGU, Jlfjimter.
PRICI.S, 25c. 50c, 75c, SI 00 on4 Si. SO.
Matinees .
Old Fashioned Songs
By the Double .Slalo Quartet.
Lafayette Square ?ioru5
Words and Musw hj Wlllard Spencer
Under dlrectlog of tt W. Truss & Co.
Slatlneea Wodnesdar and Saturday.
Sale of SeatsOpens Thursday
NO. 25. K. OF P.
For Benefit oF RelieF Fund.
Wednesday Evening,
November, 27, 1895.
Tickets Admtttlnc Gentleman anJ Ladies.
50 cents.
br a ilalo Quartet
Prices, 50c , 5c fl.
Scats now aelllns at Jietzerott'e.
One Week, Beginning
25, 50, 75 AND $1.00.
Supported by
And Her
fig Company oi Comedians
John J. McNnlly's
Latest, Funniest and Best
Farce Comedy.
Lillian Heckler,
Agnes Milton,
Mabel Power,
Marg-ry TeaU
a Vocal Epidemic.
. . . Lyceum Theater
Matinees Tuesday.Thursday
(Thanksgiving) and
"SoiD2tli!Dg You Don't Fee Every Day."
Kovelty and Burlesque Co.
. Proprietor and Manager
An t'p-to-dato Organization, composed abso
lQtcljot European and American .No Tel ties.
The Original Musical Burtetta,
A Satire on tha Topular riaf.
The Gorgeous New Burlesque,
Pretty GlrN. Beautiful Sconerj.
.Magnificent Costumes.
Llycly Dunces. Sparkling Music,
The Perfection of Art.
Next Week Reilly & Wood's Big SIiow.
JoGkey Club,
s. Commencing- on Nov. 6 the
first race will be called at 2 p. m.
sharp. Special train will leave
Penn. Depot at 1 p. m. Thi3
will be the only special Race
Train until further notice.
HENRY SCnuLTZE. rrusldent.
Sociabl The twelfth unnual donaUon
party and sociable under tlie auspices of
the Catholic Knlphts of America, for tho
benefit of St. Joseph's Hale Orphan Asy
lum, will take place THURSDAY EVEN
ING, Noembcr 2S, IbOS, at 8 o'clock. In
the Washington Xlght Infantry Armory,
Fifteenth btreet northwest; tickets. Do
cents. The Catholic KniRhts of America
again apiieal to the well known benevo
lence of the citizens of the District of Co
lumbia to aid lliem in assisting the sisters
In charce ot tt.c orphans to maintain- them
during the winter, thus securinfr to those
little ones a share ot the comforts ot life.
Tlie orphans of St. JoEeph's Asylum nre
chiefly depending on charity tor their mid-
IXjrt HO,J"v.o(..0
Corner nf 13tn and L sts. nw.
November 23 Fnun O-crord to London.
December -Holland.
December 0 Edinburgh Oil and New.
Season tlckcti, so cent; ningle admission,
2.1 cents. On Sale at iictzerotts. 1110 V
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