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iENpiIISS ■ Attractions Thl»:WccU. ACADEMY OF MUSIC. TUESDAY EVENING.. . David Warficld, in "Tho Auctioneer." WEDNESDAY. MATINEE AND EVEN ,/. ING." *J3oysV N«w York Symphony Orchestra. THURSDAY.^ EVENING. "The Messenger Boy." FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS, .WITH SATURDAY MATINEE. "Arizona," . BIJOU THEATRE. pXTEEK BEGINNING TO-MORROW EVENING. MATINEES TUESDAY,' THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY. George -Monrue in the "Doings of Mrs. Dooley." "> Two stock companies, and former rivals clashed in the local theatrical firmament this week", when Giffen .met the Fawcett coterie of players. The former manager, ■whose name has been so closely identified -with summer dramatics hereabouts for several seasons, brought ; a reorganized company tc the -Academy. Thursday even- Ing in a revival of Ouida's romantic story "Under Two Flags.". At the same time George Fawcett, who also played an -en gagement here last spring with a stock company headed by Percy Ha swell, brought a new aggregation of actors and nctiesses to the Bijou in. a revival of the well-known drama "Jim the Penman." Both the "Flags" 2nd the "Perfman" had been seen here, so. there was practi cally, nothing new for the patrons of the drama to pass upon except the merits arid personnel of the two new companies. While the popular verdict was favorable to' both organizations,' there were very flagrant faults observable in the." work of the individual members in each so far as pertained to the conception given their, respective roles. In the first place the Giffcn road organization did not measure up to the summer. stock in its presenta-: tlon of "Under Two Flags." Miss La Verne while a loving Cigarette, was not a Jovable vivandiere. She was too old rot tie port, and lacked ..he v:vac:ty and sc*- Euousness necessary for its proper inter pretation. Her best work perhaps was done in the sand-storm scene • in the desert, while she. failed utterly to convince in her death scene;',, Tho new leading/'man. Walter Hale, ■whilo"he was in' 'many respects an ideal Bertie^" stumbled.' .'ln "his lines, and gave a performance" that.in many respects suf fered in comparison, with that of Bennett. The other members of the caste, while fairly good in. their., roles, also failed to keep'the -pace" sei',by the summer stock. 'allowances made. Allowances must." be' made for the fact that it was tl^e ;iirst night of a new rdmpany in a new, play, or at least new to th? cast. The same "consideration is due Fawcett 's players '-.who gave a better performance of "jjm'the Penman," than they did on the opening night. * VARIETY OF "ATTRACTIONS. This week promises} a variety of at tractions, and as variety is the spice of life, the existence of lovers of things theatric ought not to be "dull. . The only Dave Warfield, who has scored a tremendous hit in the metropolis and on the road in the Belasco version of "The Auctioneer," will be seen for the first time as a star n ere at the Academy Tuesday night. Warfield is conceded to be one of the very best Hebrew imper sonators before the public, and Richmond la.i ndeed fortunate to secure such an attraction. The Boys' Symphony Orches tra, the musical comedy "The Messenger Boy," and "Arizona." a play not new '"here, will also be seen at the Academy "while unctuous George Monroe will put in the week at the Bijou in his new musical comedy, "The Doings of Mrs. Dooley." ONLY DAVE WARFIELD. Warfield's appearance at the Academy next Tuesday evening in "The Auction eer," will be of particular interest because it will offer the people of Richmond some thing distinctly novel in the line of dra matic entertainment. In ySew of the reputation he made by his tour of last season including his phenomenally suc cessful season of four months at the Bijou Theatre, New York, it is scarcely necessary to speak praises of his "admir able work as Simon Levi. the -Hester- Btreet merchant 'who earns a fortune and moves into a fashionable uptown home on Ixixington avenue. If is enough' that "Warfield's triumph was the conspicuous feature of \ the early _ theatrical season along Broadway, and that, although new 83 a . star, his fame has been ' carried abroad by the excellence of his work. ,' The announcement that it: is David I Belasco's managerial hand which directs the . genius of Warfield is of particular , Importance. Indeed it was Mr. Belaseo's shrewd and unerring Judgment which sought Warfleld out, and which saw in him the possibilities of high, artistic ' achievement. Doubtless it will be discov-; •red that much of Warfieid's personal auccess-7-to say nothing of the correctness of the stage settings and effects— is due to the genius of this master. We are. told that in Warfleld- and "The Auctioneer,". Tre are to see something distinctly unique, for Mr. Belasco has apparently been- ex ceedingly careful to ; keep clear of the trodden path. r himself sets the pace. As every one knows him to be utterly unlike any other comedian; so Is "The Auction eer," the new play Mr. Belasco has chosen for him. absolutely different, from "any craraa" that' has ever been seen in this city. In his great successes on the vaude i vllle stage, Warfleld. achieved his fame through Tils skilful ana' laughable por . trayal of the eccentric Jew who inhabits the East Side. of cosmopolitan New York. As. a vaudeville creation this character : -was -utilized^ only; for creating laughter. But. with all his quaint ways. , his sharp . 'business methods,-- his ludicrous dialect, v and ;Wb shambling walk, Mr. .Belasco and » Mr.:*Warflelfl always maintained that the SCENE FROM THE Dpi NINGS OF MRS. DOOLEY. SCENE ACT I. MESSENGER BOY. East Side Hebrew had his human side as well as other folk. It is partially in ex emplification of this idea that.-The^Auc-, tionter'vwas written; but it was produced by David Belasco because he-recognized in Warfield that uncommon genius which, when given free scope on the stage, ;can compel not only laughter, but also tears ; =0 in "The Auctioneer," Warfield will give the character of Simon Levi just thp emallest flavoring of pathos-only enough to demonstrate that, with all his laugh able characteristics, he is, after all, hu man. The atmosphere, of "The Auction eer" is entirely consistent with the central, character, the scenes being, laid in fami liar localities of New York, such as. Five Points, Lexington avenue, Hester street, and the Sixth avenue, corner of Twenty third street. As a whole, the play is an actual picture of certain .phases of New York life, so . charmingly and humanly drawn as to appeal to every class of so ciety. Mr. ' Belasco has chosen an admir- KATHERINE KIDDER. able company to support- his star, and in every way the production is as perfect as possible. The same company that shared Warfield's success in New York will be seen in his support at the -Academy ox Music. ■ Marie Bates will portray, in her own in imitable fashion, .the : delightfully dron part of Mrs. Eagen. Vne others in : the cast include Marie Davis, Robert Fischer,' Stokes Sullivan, William Boag, . Eugene Canfield, Harry Rogers, Helena Phillips, Horace D. James, /Dallas Tyler, Sadie: Miner, '- Rachel McCausiand; . " Dorothy West Rogers, Herman Leclmer, and sev eral others. _ ..,. .'• '..'■ David, Belasco's eminent position as both author and manager, and the. fact that he has never yet offered, anything of secondary quality, is suffipient : evidence that Warfield's appearance at : the Acad emy will be one of the great events of the season. . .-• •. . . - ■• •• The English, musical comedy, "The Messenger Boy," will be the attraction at the Academy Thursday, October 30th: If a wealth of charming melodies, a story. riiTTfW •TP^T^^nfi^Jg rftli^^* I^l ■■ S^ l^fjfj^JL" yfriJ-itjl" * *. K5 i-/ "*** \"^^ "- -■■•■■■■ ■■■: <1 - 1.-'-".1 .-'-". ■■■■""■. ■v ■. .'■■ , mtin^^m ll Ma^Kmmmammtmmm»^m»_* lit ,'."?!*? full of -brightest, wit and humor, interpre ted-, by- one of the strongest organizations ever formed in tnis country, presented in a production ■ magnificently costumed and mounted, are' worthy ' of interest, : this at traction will be a greater treat to -the the atre' patrons of this ; city than, ..perhaps; almost any other -that will be seen here this season. -■. ' ' ■ "-.-..- " ■;■ ■ "The Messenger Boy"- is considered the greatest musical comedy . production ever made at the London : Gaiety Theatre. It certainly proved the most successful, and ran . for over two . years. . Nixon and Zim merman, who ; are responsible for the American production, have lavished mo ney on ■: it ," with ■■ a 1 prodigal hand, and the result is a presentation of the piece in tins country which more than rivals the famed magnificence of the original in London. The scenic effects and the costuming especially will be found dazzling in the extreme.. Nixon .and Zimmerman . have not only provided a most elaborate and costly stage equipment, : but they have ; also formed a remarkably strong -company, headed by Frank Deshon, who will play Tommy Bang, '-The; Messenger , Boy." The other important roles, will be played by such well known artists as Albert Froom,, Osborne Clemson, George Smith, Louis Franklin, Abner Symmons, Edwin O'Connor. Dan: L. Williams, ; Laura Clement, Mabel Nixon, Ida . Gabrielle, Caroline Locke, , and Lena. Francis. Be sides these artists many minor roles are played by actors and actresses of con spicuous ability. ' Six authors and composers are respon sible for "The Messenger Boy." The book is by James T. Tanner aria Alfred Mur ray, the lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, and the musical. numbers by Ivan Caryll and Lionel' Monkton. ■■■■'.^ARIZONA.": ■ At 'the Academy.' of --Music,'; on Friday and Saturday next; .with special matinee on Saturday, theatre-goers will have -'an opportunity to witness;: Kirk LaShelle's beautiful." production-- of 'Augustus: Tho mas's Comedy' drama, "Arizona." Since this play was produced, four -seasons ago,, is has; without doubt, made : one of the most pronounced," artistic, and : financial successes of this decade. ; In < the short time- which "Arizona" .has, been before the public,- it has played in more cities of • the Union than • any. other . play , now ; upon ' the ■ American i stage. .The author, Mr Thomas, 1 - has. given to the stage many ; successful pieces, but he has^ admitted himself . that". is the premier, ef fort of his career. - "Arizona" is a -true story of - American . \Ute, embodying the characteristic. phases of a class of people never before introduced; to the American public. It abounds •in • thrilling situations, not -of the melo-dramatic' type, but t :of the kind -which holds .the. audience spell bound: It is full of pathetic, love passages which bring tears to tho eyes of the most hardened theatre-goers, only to be -re lieved the next moment by, the unctuous humor supplied by ..Mr. Thomas's comedy efforts," which have, been pronounced by both press and public to be unexcelled. . "DOINGS OF MRS." DOOLET.". The new musical comedy." -"The _ Doings of " : Mrs. ■'- Dooley," tin" which: the noted comedy star, Geof ge "W. Monroe, will r ap pear at the Bijou, beginning next Mon day, .is replete _witli clever and catchy musical numbers, 'which are bound "\ to make a .popular - h it: - A feature of this production, is a singing chorus ; of -. twenty, and the company's vocal ensemble num bering as many more} able: singers among its principals as .well,- is sure to give ; it distinction along musical lines. , No less than twelve C musical numbers,'- "especially •written -and staged, for this .production, are to be found interwoven with the, clever comedy. V^; George;., W. £ has/ the assistance ,- of the ' entire 'company., in ; the choruses : of his ■ songs, r which include ithe following: "I'm so Fat. I'm Healthy," "Riding ■ the . Horse Dried ■ Her Clothes . 0n,".- and '.'John Would Never jDp That." I Other ; sentimental .ballads, k as well as comic - songs, axej; to be * found: / The company, includee" ,the Mieses Melbane . aad Ffankel, high-class sirigera, /graduates of the ; New' England" Conservatory of Music, who are specially featured.' > ' ;: ! "-.'■Arthur ■ PryorV the: famous : . trombonist \ of Sousa's band, - has/ composed a march j for hie friend; .George" B. r Reno, .who directs the i tour ; of George W. Monroe: in '-The Doings : of . Mrs. jjooley," \vliich is ;to >be neard here- ■ " ;^: :■:'<- ' " ' '■'::' "airs'." Dooley's • March" :.- is "effectively scored '■ with counterpoint; Irish 'melodies runnirig^roughfit^lnja;popular:yet;mu^ sical\ manner, j and | invariably,; makes \ a ] hit Prybr t isl said to have caught ■ the 'Sousa swing in i this i composition. > "FIDDJUE-DEE-DEE." - ' A second triumphal tour of "Fiddle- Dee-Dee" is'now;undcrj; i way/iaiid,thia/ex cellent i musical : extrayaganzaj^will jtb«Xseen atl theTßl joul sobnS Of l all ; the \ productions of this nature that went out last.soa spn^npn?! fared f so iweliyas's^Flddle^pee? Dee," and, ln every, city where it appeared people :have»beeri i requestirig | the • manage!: ment;tos;brlrigiltl-bac!c ajpiin/^VFlddle^ Ce^-£)9*" '■■ 1b - undw' > th.B XMunsxcnio&t of THE GEEaIeXPOOTNT OF STEENtTOUS 00HEDY-*».«.«a« the ' THE GEi-Ai x-^r New Mußica i rarce Comedy. . . '-..:'/■ ■■.■•. ■■ ■ . ■ ■ ■ '■ ■■ '/'''■-'■'■■ '■ '-■' '" "'''" .' flft Afl '■■'■ ■ '"■ -"'' "■ ■"■ ffa ■■■■.■"■'-■ '^l ■ ' ''■ .: ■'■ :'■ . — — ' : - Music That Everybody Will Ungh, ftp -Every body Will Be Whistling. Be Laughing With You. -^-^Z-^r^T Bright Specialties : — ■ • Up-to-Date Fads. 40 People to Evolve This v; : ;; : ■•; ;; ;.; ... t::. ,r;;;:: ■ Pleasantry. It's a Laughing Show. the Shea: Amusement Company of Buffa^ 10, where It ran for twenty week S] during Pan-American: Exposition, following -Ua ; record of five months at Weber & Fields SSdW Music Hall. For^ this season , the company has been entirely : recostum ed, all of thevscenery is new^ and.the production is much better and brighter ■■ than ever before. ■'•'.'■ " , j Rice and ; Gady, who take the parts . of j the two Germans who are doing Paris have won their way to the front lin a .re- t markably short Uime. The , original lines : . for these parts, are very runny, but Rice and Gady have- improved upon them, >. and with. their ready wit ' change thenval- c most daily. JOHN W. AVERT. J ■"•■ --' ;■ .'■• . •' • ■ — ' •- >'•' ■ ' t '.. ■ : • . ■-. . : '- - • \ " '. .T. ~ ■ ■ -- ■ ''-"., 2 '. The new comedy by J.; ML. Barri-e which Charles. Frohman. will- shortly. produce at i the DuKe of York Theater, London, ;is en- ' titled '"The . Admirable Crichton. — v :; ; -./ c The company presenting "The Princess - Chic," headed by J oseph Miron and Chris tine Hudson, is meeung with great^ suc cess in Ohio and Indiana, writes-Manager ( John P. Slocum. '^ „-,/-,* Txrv.ii- i Apropos of the fact ; that Fred C. Whit ney is to exploit Walker \> hiteside, in "Richelieu," iirsf in New, York and then an tn-e road later in the season, that mau ager says: "1 believe New York city^wUl support any great actor in a.P%.™* , has stood the test of years. ; The old pia\s , must:submit to the pruning process, how-, i ever. JJong; tedious speeches must ere re- : duced in length, and tne plays require ex-. . cellence in cast, xostumes and scenery. . Chan'es Frohman has arranged to have E. H; So them play an extended engage- . ment covering over • three months .this season at the Garden Theater. Mr. Sotli j crn expects to fill in his time with runs .; of both "Hamlef and "If I Were King. . j In order to arrange this lengthy engage- \ ment at the Garden Theater, Mr. Sothern , will now follow instead of preceding E. S., ' Willard ,at that house,: which will place • the beginning of his engagement later in the season than was originally planned. "Quincy Adams Sawyer. is following up its New "York, Boston : and Buffalo suc cesses wherever it goes. It: is; said that ; when Manager Atkinson received a tele- ; gram at his Boston office stating tht re- ■ •ceipts of one performance at Lockport, N. V., he remarked 'that they: must have ' sold standing room on th-e sidewalk and seats in the skylight circle on the roof in order to get so much money in the house. The Brooklyn and Philadelphia .engage ments are in January and February. Basil Hood and Edward German, .the ; librettist and co-composer of Jefferson de Angelis' "The Emerald . Isle," are making rapid progress with their: new opera for the London Savoy, where "The -Isle.; first saw the footlights. The plot has been sketched out in full detail, .and many of the lyrics have already been handed over to Mr German, who is also far advanced wii.i his portion of th-e work. To the au thor's way of thinking.- plot and lyrics constitute the more difficult features of the piece.. These completed, he turns, easily and with no sense of effort to the writing of the dialogue. The story : of _the new opera is entirely modern, although it contains, too, a certain element of fan tasy." ■■ - . ■ - •-■ •- ' ' ■ Weed on Grossmith. the English come dian ' who has opened the new Princess Theater, in New York, occupies a unique place in 'British -society. .'.'The Grossmiths are a theatrical family, having been iden tified , with dramatic • art in Great Britain for several generations. Weedon . Gros smiin-and his brother ..Georg-e are per-, sonal friends of King Edward. They were, guests at Sandringhara" when .the King was the Prince of Wales,: and their ;inti- : macy has not lessened since he asc"ended the throne: There are a few other: actors In England who likewise enjoy friendship with royalty, but none "to such a degree as. do the Grossmiths. - „: It is harcily necessary to say that The Eternal City'Ms not in any sense a reflec tion^ on the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Hall Came has not used a single Incident that has not historical-: justifica tion, .and th'e-Pope. who. is the one en tirely "sympathetic"- character ,of the drama, : has . had many precedents ! in real lifein the fact of beginning his life as a man of the world and- ending it -within the Church. The novel and the' drama both picture the purely fictional Pontiff as a man of honor and integrity,- sinned against rather than sinning in his early life, and both" Mr. Came and the Liebler Company properly resent these facts be ing, misunderstood;- "The Eternal pity": is, by' th\? way. playing to- very satisfac tory r business~at every performance. ■ y . In "Sherlock liolmes," theplay v select ed for the tour of Herbert Kelcey and Effie • Shannon, . : the part of Sherlock Holmes requires the Incessant smoking of ciga rs. Unfortunately, Mr.': Kelcey. : has ever been a confirmed hater: of tne weed, and.' until . hfe was forcibly ■•: confronted with the situation, had not given .it a thought. Things were too - far - advanced torecede. so he 'proceeded to investigate: the position: by. ''tackling" a cigar. ; : The first - attempt was well nigh disastrous, th\s second but little better, and bfifore he hadconqirered his aversion: to the habit he suffered •; agonies of nausea; He had: about concluded .to retire when: a' friend in^the tobacco trade : suggested a : cigar "of such mildness and -flavor that the actor was able toY use it. Vlt is really not a cigar, but a stage "property," but •it answers the purpose .and has saved the Kelcey-Shannon tour.v ■' • • ~. ' " "William ..Young, who has be'en" in poor ; riealth for some, time past, ; is saidito have recovered "and to beat work on;a ; .new play; c "Ganelon." S a play ;by Mr; Young, has been" purchased by ; Forbes Robertson and Gertrude Elliott for. production in j London.'- ■:•-•-■•, ■:■■-:. '/*: ;" - : 1 Mrs. Lily Langtry. and J.-Hartl'ey Man ners have: collabpratc-1 on..a play named Virginia, that may be produced .during the actress',, three .weeks' .engagement -at the-- Garrick .Theater ■ in", January. ; Mr. Mahn'ers is a' member, of ■: Mrs. : Langtry.'c company. ~ Mrs. Langtry's "American -tour, by; the way; has been cut : to fifteen weeks. : "The'riew play by J: M; Barrie, to, be;pro-. duced shortly in .London, has; been ; named "The ;j Admirable- Crichton." v. : .. ■> ; : .^"SergeanU-KittyV, is .the title of a^new musicals comedy .that, ; it is. said, 'i will- bo this season by, George R. White.", The" libretto^is by ! James iHoran' and tue rmusiclbyxA;;Baldwin Sloane." ' :>,":"; ' 4. There | seems ; likely • toi be ay legal I coritro-" versy Jover 3 the rights -to Sarah\%Grand's fnovel;^"The : ;iHeavenly uTwins.'v.rbottt Charles Atkinson " and ; Joseph » Brooks : now^claiming .to have secured the dra imatio'rlghts.^v'V" .: : ;. ■■. : V'-:'.. ■:'■'= '. : : 'r_ : '.-■:;■■ •-.Blanche -Booth,- a niece of ;Edwin"3ooth. has ? drama tized | the - '.'Book of ; Job, " ; and ; 'Willa>giveSreadings* r from; it, /as well -as ?ShakespeaVe.:this season. ; Miss Booth ;has ?retired-from;the stage.*;";.- ;: s.:. \ ; ;.// -■'.■ "c .; i^Mad"elineK:Lucette,;Ryley.Ahas. entered in to i atcon tract : to \ write a^new^ play£ s.n-: nually : forl J. JE;; Dodson • and* Annie = Irlsh^ pvMargaret < Mayo &ls i engaged;:^ upon -a a* ; dramatization^ of SWilllara-; Stearns >Davis'; ! biblicar;storjVi"Belshazar.''«ci.The :playiwlll . •beispectacularVandiwill,"- it ls^sald/containi ' some Sofa thelrnosts gorgeous KandSpictur \ esque)biblical^stage ,pictures ; y'et; shown. sl^ fes Edward s $ new I drama? f Paul | and '■ f-Vlrginla?- is "to i be ; produced -next ] season .byj jWilbur v has j. also | secuted "an 1 option » upon * any \ plays!, written \ by S Mr. '■ ElsnerjdurlngJtheJriextlfive'yVars. ' . || Gertru de S^Ather ton iS. Is % In & Cppenhaereri;* : ■where s shef ia \ engaged j In her ibiographylof !Alexander'Hamnton'^^^^S 'iSJeanrfette^ GllderShas !§ brought -Rsuitßln: CincinnattHagairistf Socmanif Landti^ana 5 ;Hunt|:fori?l,2opildamageslfpr;;|failureltp T produce- her version ■' of "Quoj:Vaidis"Sint 'tlieimthMtera^ m sh« «l&unsith*^ba4^ coatr»«Ud to do. v , - '•-.-,'-. -.^r:> FLASHES H Eleanor Kent, . the prima donna. -ot^Os Klaw&Erlanger Opera Co^mpan> t m-Lne Billionaire/V:ls a pupil ; ot,Duveino>,^n Paris. She made ..her,, first-bow. to^ Sawyer," the publication of>>*ttieh pre ceded • the dramatization, byv about rtwo years, and the present. success- or .the: play become vail : the- more fe^esUng|to the I fact 'that the- Publishing^!, the, novel was -the .experiment of *a .-Beacon ;■ street young woman of Boston, Carro^.. Clark, who mado something like $t»0.000 in ■, one year out of the -venture. '-■■ :■■■■ ■;■■ Among -the I more promment players gaged . ;by /: George C. -Tyler.; to .support Ellanor Gibson ■ in ''Audrey/ at the Madi son. Square .Theatre ag b"^ later- on, .are Selene Johnson, Gertrude Gheen, Ada Dwyerl James. E v Wilson^ Lauren -Rees, Forrest Robinson, and -Frederick- Perry Louis ; Nethersole arrived f rom . ; Pans October ■ 20th, after an j absence of | ccv en months/, part of - which "mef^ jspjng travelling; in the Continent; with fniaftwln^ Sadie Martinot, who remains y.-m , Paris, for the present. Mr.: Nethersole has^come to arrange. Miss /Martinot' s. engagements for. the present- season.;-. He reports that; Olga Nethersole's;: toutfor England- , with ' 'Sappho 11 . ' is :; . meeting -'.with phenomenal success. She isito open in London early; in- January with: a. riewjproduction: _■ :-^ . Mrs.. Osborc's New , York;;: play-house finally' opened" October r 2lst, on. schedule time, and- it was discovered that a woman, can conduct .a theatre ;„ after all. V.-i-ne play-house ; Itself has been -very tastefully and " prettily decorated g in yellow, -gold,; and cerise, and with the' addition of new boxes, a new proscenium arch, and air ex-: tension stage, the -play-house, after all, 'is, a rear theatre. Certain; critics in the aud ience who looked for as serious unfolding of a ; dramatic, plot -quickly vifell byt-the wayside. 'The ; title of the musical com edy,' /'Tommy t ßot," is ■ well | chosen.; ; In every sense of the wordthe production and the performance are brisk, bright, and buoyant -There is almost' a super-; abundance of pretty girls, but that Is a fault that New -York is ready :to for-: give. . Miss Blanche Ring, .who, became the talk of the town last summer; through her singing of "The Good Old Summer Time"! in "The Defender," makes the most emphatic hit- in r "Tommy; Rot,, ; thanks alike to her persuasive personality and her undoubted theatrical instinct. She sings a song called "800, 800, Boo," quite as triumphantly as she did YThe Good Old Summer Time," and . her: parody, on Virginia Harned's "Iris" 'is thorough adroit. The Hengler ~ sisters dance : ever more lightly and gracefully than did :in "The Beauty and the.. Beast. V, DrinaDe "Wolfe, Evelyn .Florence Nesbil, Grayce Scott, Alfred ' Hickman, ' and Fletcher .Norton all contribute whatbase ball players .would call good team work. 1 "The Silver Slipper" opened at the Hy perion Theatre, 1 New Haven; October^-Zlst." Edna Wallace Hopper, Cyril Scott." Sam Bernard, Daisy Greon, i and . Maid'a Viliars are among v the principals; "The Silver Slipper" is by the authors of . VFlorodoro,' and is under the. control of. Join C.Fish-. er, ; "Florodoro's" manager. ; "The Silver Slipper" has been -Americanized by. Clay. M. Greene, ; the Shepherd- of ■ the Lamb's Club, and when it is noted that. there are precisely two hundred .and thirty-one per sons employed in one" way or another in the production: it is ; easy ito gain some idea of ; its magnitude.. The reports from the. City of ..the Elms Indicate that it will be a greater- success even- than'."Floro dora." It begins a New York run at "the Broadway Theatre,". October 27th. '. ir , . One of the most gratifying spectacles on the American stage to-day is the very ex traordinary friendliness, not to say en thusiasm, .shown everywhere for., those sterling and veteran players, J. H. Stod dart and Mrs. G. H. Gilbert. The lattei just has had : a birthday that was brated charmingly in Annie Russell's comi panjvand Mr. Stoddart .is still -playing in the"<West; to remarkably fine business— t states "his manager, * Kirke : La "Shelle— in "The Bonnie Brier- Bush." "A" few~ nights ago in Salt Lake City his -performance of . Lachlan J Campbell in that | play/;: so stirred \ the . audience that | after | the last act it arose and save him. three rousing cheers.'- 7 ' ; ':~~~~ '- '-'■■.-" °;J '.-■ ■ -.- '''-.'■■ v: " : -'^: It has. been- suggested to Jules Murry that with such stars at his command. as Lewis Morrison, JRosc " Coghlan, Kathryn Kidder, . and Paul - Gilmore— all of whom are mow tGuring; at -the head of ;. their respective " companies Sunder'- his manage-; ment— it would be comparatively- easy for him: to sweep ; the': country, ''as'othe* ex pression: has it, with a spring tour , of an all-star cast. Mr. Murry is merely think ing"it-.over.: l ' :■ ,- : ' i r ■ ..;..;' "■•' :^:i-^ The wisdom of Fred .. G. Berger In se curing from Frank W. Sanger and .Wil liam -Greet the solerrights ' of ; "The Sign of; the> Cross"?and : and placing it ■ lnlnew territory In one . night | stands is becoming more and 'more apparent.:- It -has 'been de monstrated'-that ,the people in the small er towns : are as . anxious •- as ■ were ■ the ? in habitants; of v the larger . cities to view uhs.? standard?' drama from the pen of Wilson "Barrett; ; " . ; ' ; : ' /■ - : Henry, W. Savage and George Ade sail ed ;■ for .'Paris October : 21st, .for a-;six weeks' . stay/ . Mr. ; Ade has justt com pleted.-.. "Peggy : : From v Paris." "and' -has gone to - the ;; other : ; side to. secure locu.l color.': for "the:" production. ""';;' ■;■'-;'< • ■ ; W. V J. s Ferguson . and''* Roselle'; Kno tt ; are now- featured :b: by rAmeliavßlngham at ths head i of \ -'A . Modern- Magdalen, company. > 'David, G.- Proctor, who graduated "from the , Stanhope-Wheatcrof t Dramatic School only, a few days ago, was immediately; en gaged by' Frank McKeejfo support ; Mary Mannering. •; -; . > : .>.-:- . .* i Charles Frohmah " has arranged Ito have Mrs. Sarah .CoweirXeMoyne; follow jMrs; Campbell . at the Garden Theatre, j Mrs."; Le Moyne J will begin; her..-; engagement 5 there on! Monday. November jlOth,- appearing; in her ;: new > play, '"Among Those --Presentv' She .will ' remain^ for. three weeks. % - - -.-.- s alt;is.pleasanttonote ; that in. his current production ■, of j "Mr. 5 Pickwick" De r>Woif Hopper; is "stirring : strenuously/ to preserve a Dickehsesquelatraosphere-^that is: to say, :he< is '! encouraging •? the "members of "his support^ and ' incidentally! himself, 7 to'avoid horseplays and 3 clowning. -*. There -were k a number of years ;that;both De Wolf; '-Hop-' per-t and i-Nat « Goodwin v. used I to istand . m .their >; own Mights. in ..stepping : outside&the ; picture. ", and ;i t Vis k one ?of 3 the i best ? sign s of ".the ■ times j that j they; have 'both [ reforme d.: v Ten ■ 3*ears j ago v.who vwould ' : have? "prer dieted Goodwin :. is fShylock arid Hopper asyPlckwick?r : 4ry- ;^ "..■- ; >?--v>^: ' v \^,'> ixGenevieve V Hain 63*3 r "modern:^ soclely drama,u''Hearts--Aflame;"shas"fihiahed^lts remarkable . run % at -;n the V, Bijou Theatre; New .York,; giving : way. -to -J.?E: Dodson andf Annie Irish.- liManager^W.vN. Law rence fhas ; - booked -e the iplay ; for 'several weeks; in cities; in New York- State, New England;;; Canada:%and Jnearby^i withS? all ; thefiS principals *5 that >; scored " so ?1 heavily • throughou t sthe j metropolitan in« their iongmalgrplesSSFred^Grant^Young '■" for years ynclter.Soff;public| interest^ for ;_,.The;Sign: ofAtheCross/'vlslnowibuslness ( manager ; for/ Mrs. sHaihes's piece. '■ m , ; Hoch % the believes £ that ' if Everett VR. .Reynolds rr C an have ) a Interest Unptwoicomedians-^D'eVwblf^HoD^ perAandj?JeffersonvDe3'Ange«3^;thereilsino ireaspnfewhy^rftYagerjcannQtSdoralike^ ■Frphman.aand|ls|aboi|fe|tolsend-loutilsau rDaly^ In^the I title ? part*%^rhetiSthe|plece ; was origirsuily. produced /James SLea •ad atiyoM wte hjwMen ttet «hmur ii Ail 'the time the". Horse Show was - on, I r i^-as^a?trifle-6ff^and:"alth6aghtit"s^now;| 'over,;; I'm - still .a. '■[, little": junden;. My j ,be-j j t i soi bad;: corned to.f think ;, it. ' *over7^but il i-wasn'tf altogether,.'a^success. 'lisawlots-offmen^^thjmuc^inore/Pon-; Ones : on^board than v I ■[ carried ,; and , ; theyr;iacked -■ that fagilltyAthatlmakes de-. ; ■ception possible. :l l - saw \ one fellow th . (■ ; a>beautifuK,Bluage.v It; was'-one :of;^hp se : '- heavy,": oppressive^ boys that you : L ha .ye ; i'to Jcarry 1 slowly arid -with care;: -His eyes were i tranxfixed on an invisible something r far ahead and he .was evidently v try trig. to, 1 get"^ there.' ■ Whether , he anchored safely •I<d6'nbtkhow, i but he. carried. his freight. ipast- the boxes with weighty .dignity.t and •looked ;, like a*,heavy thinker; on : a /busy ,lay. - Oh, but his was a p4pperoon! If. some one would only hang the weights on -me when I get a wooze oa, eyery ' thing would be O. K. • .;; But I always , want . 'to / shake -hands with every, stranger^l meet, buy" for the whole county, and make ■ a lot of^fuss wlth^my face. ; ;■ ;-.v \.> ~ Speaking about : buying, did you think 'youiwere at the: Waldorf, when you paid for your first drink at the Horse Show? •'I was expecting a -little something: to rat tle ; back, from .-'.the bill -I handed "vßllly 'Behind the Pine Board, but he said I was "still a f quarter ' shy. Wouldn't that loosen your/molars? - But even : at that, you had to wait your turn to:geta.chancetO; lay: your ■ coat ■ sleeves in the . drip. -That was a' busy corner those five days and many a man who went In just f^r a nip = came out with a lulu. Every time I started.to come' out I met some friend just going in. Once when I was edging -my .way out they [swung the r big gate back on me: and I : thonught I , was; for ■ the ; ' bye-by«s, ;.. l ws s ■ jnmmed : so hard against -the grand • stand 'that my eyeballs pushed my : specta cies ort". ■■.-.. . - , The second night,; l went out alone and Im.never doi t ; again, v I ; thought. rd'keep shy of the" tonic-throwers and go pleasr uring ■ around ..among tne boxes. 1 5 «H§| imyi mitt .through' the fence to shake hands .with a woman I knew, . bat she advanced her dainty tapering' fingers through an other, opening, and . while r was Sloping around on the -inside; for. the lost digiw some Lanky | Limpin came |up and; shooK the outstretched. - She didn't even • notice me after he came upland there I. stood like a pudgy Yak not ■ kriowins what", to do with myself.-: I pretended to get busy with my programme all of a sudden, :but I was so rattled just then than I .didn t know whether they were -having a county fair or a dog fight in the ring. \ -. Once I thought I saw a girl giving me some ocular favor, and in - fact she -| was directing her glances to me. but' I later leafned.that she "thought Iwas another fellow.- That's me! Always holding u^e bum beards. She told a : man that she thought I was the; rudest thing she , ever saw ; Why ? I suppose because I didn t take to the underbrush when I caught her looking at me. Well tnat maybe the pro per thing to do, but it's not Michael nor any other man in. Richmond so far as I ye been able to read. _ - After that I felt like a wet pelican and would have hiked for my. .cradle, couldn't get through the. push.. I got bot and Dan Daly can tell how well they "aSrle^^Slinger. who W been for several years writing remarkably im parUarandJcintillating theatricar reviews for Town Topics over the signature "The First Nighter." has resigned. Again Tt^is definitely -assured that "Peggy From Paris." the musical comedy George Ade and William Loraine/ are writing wilf be , produced just .after the first of the. year by. Henry, W.. Savage. That pro duction is ~ now occupying most of Mr., Savage's spare moments.. As - the _s°. s^ turning runs from the costumes of twenty years ago in one of the small towns id the West to a full . dress rehearsal of up-to-date comic opera of ? Present day there should be a variety of clothes worn by the members of the company. Eleanor Barry has scored .heavily _this season as -leading woman for -Stuart Rob son in his big production |of ; Shakes peare's '"The Comedy of Errors. Miss Barry appears as Adriana-ln the produc tion \ and her personal beauty and fin ished I acting everywhere : have P attracted the ; most' complimentary ■ mention.. ; Mrs.' Leslie Carter,; at. the;beautlful new Belasco Theatre, has' passed her thirty eighth week in New .York , as "Dv Barry. The strength and beauty of her, perform ance are. not to be surpassed, and she is still, "after a' full season: in ; New York, playing- to immense receipts. - On^ her personal tour Amelia Blnghara has been received with cordial favor throughout the South, and "A Modern Magdalen" has been accounted the best acting play since "Diplomacy"-" by the critics^on • this circuit. Hiss Bingham's Since' first hearing of the virtues^ of Eipans Tabules, about two years ago, I have kept theni constantly on hand. They keep: the digestive or gans arid ; stomach in perfect condition and the breath wholesome, Xam loud in my praises. At Druggists The Five-cent;>packet is enough for an ordi nary occasion. The family bottle, GO cts., contains a supply for a year. tled:;up on tho\aide lines with a i ot o j Yadders who'tho>fsrh*''th€y belnngM t3t 3 jjjjj . judges' .nest and . every ,u*'m«» .they saw ta» bearer ,of the "blue ribbon Di"in~ across : to! the' winner, ; they opened their valves 0: i :hinE ; I'll bet":nbt. one of those moufeV" • lobsters ever I saw a", horse show bororV •Buii they. "-, were; there with th» roujji speech every "time, and always knew the best steppers at a glance. "I rieverjsaw so many :delic!ou3 hats bi my life. .i But .there were aome fanr.y \r^\. .ers,too.LOne -woman 'had a.llrl that IcokM ; like; a : harvesting*."machine, and when sh* ambled " about; the Prom eyerj bo^lr 5-^ "- to 1 ; dodge/. As -usual I was* a little s:o,v arid :got* my face- mixed up with a. lot of feathers^and lace and stuff. I cou?h«i and. choked, and made such "'a fu's that a red-headed policeman came around ,-ir.d told:me I'd have to behave myself or get out. "l : suppose this' wily Celt thought I .was haying a. great t.me. It made me f»?j like a* soggy cheroot-but to "have h!m cail me right before all those people, butrta not the boy: to start an argument with co? if I'ml normal. So I just stood ther* and :tobk on all his Chimmiefadden lingo out balking a, bit. -Every.'tlme hs'd start to go away, he'd think of something h9h 9 forgot to tell; me. and then I'd be up for another dissertation. If I would have had a. few, under my Tuxedo, I'll bet ther? • wbuld-have'been.some excitement orfths avenue. but I was his to soak that night. The first chance I got, I ducked for the door, ".but a friend from or.s of th» boxes called me; by name and foolishly- [ turned around. She leaned over the whit? raiP.and asked me ii I didn't think th-» last, jump the sorrel made was "Sn»." Itold her I'was afrakl it wenild b* eithes that or six months and that' 3 why I let him pack oh the contumely. I thought all the time, she meant ,>hat red-head?d ■policeman. "No wonder she looked *i n* queerly and then at her friends and th« some more at me. : I heg?.n to think everybody had It in for ra?-and was just about to butt for .the door whan ;h« Introduced me to her friends. I forsot that I. had on .that old allk ha: of mir.? and I began to' grope around the top of It for the crease. That's the trouble wfcea you' get used to" wearing one of tluwn mushy Fedoras. I must have looked U&a a chump chasing my mitt* all around ta'a top and sides of that beaver. Ir. a me-. ment'of despair I gripped it by the to? and lifted It off and a lot of bojacka back I of me gave me the oratund haw-haw. i By this time I was thoroughly to th* ! dizzy and couldn't think ot a thing to say I to 'those ladies to save my Ufa. Ev^rj I time I thought I had a word on tba way up they would all lean over to hear it. the crowd would slam ma up. against the box and shut off communication. I w,i3 forced to repeat thi3 spectacular turn several times, until I finally got ns limber as a piece of asparagus. At last ons of the ladies asked me if I was enjoy in? eh? show That was enough! She w,i3 kid ding me. I made a break for liberty and in" a: moment more was ou. in tha moon- No'more horse shows for Michael. I'm for the- corner grocery on a Saturday night" ' MIKE BLAHAK. other companies, In "A Modern Ma^da len— and "The Climbers." respectively, are also prospering, and the enterprises, of this clever actress-manager a^ divid ing attention in the provinces with oth^r s"fndard successes: Miss B ingharn p ays the Montauk Theatre. Brooklyn: fn-!> lem Opera-House. Manhattan, and Waah. lngton and Baltimore shortly. . Mrs Lily Langtry and Mr. J. HarJej Manners, a member or Mrs. j-'«r.g. !■ « company, have written a play aJted^BTrj ginia." which was produced succesaiul- Iv by Mrs." Langtry-'S; company in Eng land, and . whichnshe .wilL present fet&ta Garrick Theatre in New iork, In addition to "Mademoiselle Mars,*; during ncr thrc; weeks' engagement there. This engagu ment will . follow the run of Mar/ Man nering, in January.':—- EXCITEMENT IN PORTO RICO Two Republican*! v Shot— An Editoi Arrested for Alleged Libel. ■ SAN JUAN, PORTO RICO.. October :i- A state of political excitement yesterda} ended at- midnight with the shooting of two Republicans., The wounded men will recover. " '. ' . _ On' Thursday the editor of tno r»e..s was "-arrested, on the complaint of the Mayor, amid a great demonstration, oa the charge of libel, in publishing the text of the citizens' petition, presented to tn* Governor, asking that the Mayor Iw prosecuted for destroying the municipal records. Many of the signers of the pet!, tion; numbering 200. have be*n threatened in dodgers and letters.