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AT THE RICHMOND THEATRES THIS WEEK
I _ AT MJEMV or MUSIC .Vritneodny .VlRlit?Kred IVIblo. ?Trnvel Tt?IK-." I'n?_r JVIghf?W. II. Crnne, Ir "l-'ntlirr mid ttjr flafn.* **n?nrd:iy - Nlghl?.Inlm Orrw, Iti Klnrk Slrnw," IIIJOV TII1_.AT.IF-. ?*Mr?. \VIkh3 ot tlip Inlibnite I-ilch." tU Vi 1I1N TIIKATIW:. t niitlimotii. vnntlrvlllc. Klhlo'. TruTel Tolkn. At iho Academy-of Music, beglnnlns Wednc-.iday rflghtj March IV. and for tliree i lebdlftg frediiesday evenlngs, Fred Nlbfo, U.u Amerlcan humorl'st tourlst, viil give a BerleS of ztgzag Journeys around the wi rld, and "Talks of Travel in Dlstant Lands," graphl caliy lllustrated In color und lnotion iplctures. The aubjoct <>f Mr. Nlblo's flrst-talk-witl-bn Africa from the Cape to.L'alrt-. covering tlie entire terrltory ti.nt i.. lhctuded In the ltlnerary of c>_-President Koosevelt's proposed huntlng trip. Mr. >'lblo collected, dur lnp his ten months' stay in Africa, Trhat is .said to be tlie most remark? able lot of photographs. both in color and motlon nleturer, ever taken in tho wllds u? thal country. Tho audl en.-e i* taken Into tlie Interlor and allbwn and told In an Interesting man? ner the life and customs of the Zulus uid other tribes in marvolOUS, mys terious und wonderful motlon plctures, ?nni-shot, llashllght nnd panoramlc pljotogr-ipliic vlews, ull plctures hnv lug been taken by Mr. Mhio during his ten mon.!]..' stay awfty down on tlie other sldo of the world, graphi cally lllustratlng lils Interesting and djlBcrlptlve travel liik't. ?Plctorlally constde.|,l, Africa, from tbe Cape to Cuiro, '.urnlshes vastly more pictures ciuo subjeet mattei .nan any other country ln ,the world, the climatlc conditions of the country be? lng much' more fuvorable to photog raphy. Subsequent _.ip;:ag joumeys around tho world wlll Include Egypt, Russla and Italy. ?aj'inher nnd the noyn." At the Academy on Friday evening, March 19, Charles Frohman wlll pre eent W. II. Crane, for tho Iirst tlme in thls clty. in George Ade's suecessful comedy, "Father and tho Boys." No more welcome player comes to this city than Mr. Crane, and lio ls doubly welcome when he has some? thing to offer wliich thoroilghly ap? peals to his numerous admlrers, as happens ln the present lnstance, for SHI 5 c and 9c Per Copy. Ttemember. yon enn Iiny nt our irtore uny plece of nomilnr uim-.Ii tiulilUliod nt Ce per copy nuil Hc nor Dipy. -VHY r._Y MORE ELSE AMIEItEf - All of t!.? latest nnd most catchy popu'.ar air_. await your selpctlon. KVe Have ii.e Goodn We IdvertUe. -."H.W .." "Just Some One." "Daia it-s Won't Tell." ''Good Everilrig. ? ,-.-?.:,:.i , ' "ir.ai-K and Wh$te Rag," V.Mry Mary,'' "Moonbeams and' Dreams of You." "In Woodland," .'Tlonev J_and," "I.__.tle One, Good By." "I Used to R- Afrald to Go Home ln the Dark, Now I'm Afr&ld K Go at All." "LllttCS," "Build a Xest Bown In My Heart." "Mesbage wweet," "School Days," "It You were Only Here To-Nlght." "J Want Somo One tp Call Mo Dearle." "Honor Brlciit. I Love You Right." IJRpses Brlng Dreanvi of You," ?iPriUe of-tht. Pralrlea " Cable Piano Company, 213 East Broad Stre c For Those Who Write Upon Them. For Those Who Pay for Them. The orii-rit-.-il "vlslble" Ty pewrlteY tliat has led in all improve? ments, and that conUnuo tu load. ,Tney do not Ktve way to hard usage, und are the most duiable machines thal can bc bought, TWO STYLES OF K13YBOARDS. The "Bar Lock" Double Keyboard The Columbia No. 12 Single Keyboard. The ldea of the manufacturer has ever boen to bulld them to wrlte the easiesl and best and to last the longest, I/et us call upon you. Write for full information lo The Columbia Typewriter Mfg. Company, 712 East Main Street. ? L. W. RYLAND, Manager. & _) Imported Wrapper ? and Filler. The Best Ever for 5 Cents. : wc ^ 9 fi tum ng^B In \..? I nf .-Mr--. \_ Iir?_--.. rilF. CHARMING "MTTI.K WIBCSES," W'lirn-H. nf tlm < _.._!____;_? i'nlch." ut tlie 111 iou. _._-.* k of-Mnreh I.. ? both tho comedlan and Mr. Ade havo hlt the popular tasto very sciuarely with "Father and the Boys." Mr. Crane presented tho play to crOT_ded houses all of last season. It was' re? celved with hearty acclalm wherev.er glven. nnd it wountl ui> Its tour wlth a I four months' run at the Kmplre The? atre. New York. A record of **this klnd ls easy for Mr. Crane whon. as j now, he has the rlglit materlal. Ho j has served a long and honorable ap I prentlccship on tlio stage, he has pre MARCUS nn n.. lu Mystery nnd Sliudo _>grnpbs, at tbe l.ubin. sented no plays of questlonable char? acter, he has glven his pub'Ic flne pro ductlons of Shakespenre, Goldstnlth, and Sherldan, and ho has offered the best modern materlal procurable. In a word, ho has kept falth with the publlc, and by so dolng ho has won a large nnd loyal following. And thls following ls rcftdy to make itself felt when he come3 along wlth so gen uine a success as "Father and tho Boys," ln whleh he ls aft'orded oppor? tunity to display at their best his charming personallty and his rare art, both of whlch have been mel lowed by time, and were never so al luring as at present. Mr. Ade has iitted hlm remarkably well, and ln tho dolng of lt has covered hlmself with glory. In "Father and the Boys" Mr. Ado tells a jovial, wholesome, clean and boylBh story wlth the utmost splrlt and with racy, picturesquo dialogue. "Father and the Boys", wlll have a splendid scertlc equipment and Uie original company of players, includ? lng Mr. Crane, Margaret Dale, Vivlan Martln, Ivy Troutman, Isabelle Garri son, Forre3t Orr, Thomas Meighan, Joseph Whltlng, Dan Collyer, Fercy Brooko and otlrers. John Drciv, ln "Jack Straw." John Drew wlll be the attraction at the Academy on Saturday, March 20, in "Jack Straw," ihe comedy by W. Someisot Maugham, the new British dramatlsl. "Jack Straw" is tho llrst of the plays by Mr. Maugham to be pro duced ln thls country. It was followed by "I.ady Frederick," with Miss Kthel Bar'rymore in the tltle role, imd tliese two plays have stamped tho author ns one of the cleverest writers of light comedy ln tho language. "Jnck Stra.v" is a charming trille, full of the most ainusing sltuatlons, and told' in the cleverest and wittiesl dialogue. Thero ls a vein of satlr.e, too, that gives il. strength und purpose, and shows Mr. Maugham as a keen but klndly ob eerver of human nature. The central flguro In tho play ls an eccentrlc prlnce who Is dlscovercd ln the iirst act masqueradtng as a walter in a swagger London hotel. To as slst his friends, who, by tho way, have no idea he is a prince, play a joke on a snobbish lady, he agrees to im persopato a nobleman, and assumes the name and tltle of the Arehduke Sebasttan of Pomcrania. As such he is introduced to the snobbisl}. lady and promptly fall3 ln love wltli her pretty daughter. As a result, when the tlme comes for tlie denouement, the perpetrators of the Joke find themselves fooled as much as any one, for the princo makes known his real identity and provc-s his right to tlie royal title he has been hearlng. As may be imagined, the rolc of-the princo ls just the klnd that suits Mr. Drew, and lt ls said that he has never appeared to better advantage. Ho has an excellent company, too, Includlng Miss Rose Coghlan, as tho snobbish lady, Miss -Mary Boland, as her pret? ty daughter, Miss Adelalde Princo, Miss Grace Henderson, Edgar I... Davenport,- Frank Goldsmlth Mario Majeroni, E. Soldeno Powell and Ed win Nlcander. "Mr_. Wiggs of the Cnbbnge Patch." "0. I.ord, whatOver happens, keep me from gettin' sour." "1 put ull my troubles at the bot toui of my heart and set on tho lld and smile." "Wlienever you see anybody that's ln trouble, it's Sunday for you right then. It's for you to remember: 'I was a stranger und you took me in." " ? From Iho philosopliy of Mrs. Wiggs. "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," wlth her sunjiy smile and her never falllng optimlsm, comes to tho Bijou all weok, boginnlng Monday, Hore is a play by Mrs. Annle Craw? ford Flo.ner, from tho stories Of her frlend and nelghbor, Mrs. Allce Hegan Rlce, which render Mrs. Wiggs, Mis' Huzy. Mrs. Elchorn, Mrs. Schultz, Lovey Mnry- Dittlu Tummyi Miss Lucy, Mr. Stubbins, Chrin Huzy, Billy Wiggs and the "jography" named children Asia, Europena and Australia, doubly dear to those who learned to lovo them in tho choery books, aud adda new and ubldlng types to tho mlnds of all who appreciate the boat In dra? matic urt. Mis' Huzy, tho gloomy splnsler, who hoco llfo through smok? ed glasnes, and Mr. Stubblns, ahlft less; and no'or-do-well, but a connois seur in home-cooking, emergo in the ! play from tho book more comlcal than j In their original envlronmenta. Opulent aa la Mrs. Wiggs ln char 1 acter lypes, lt has even been n>or? , rlrhly e_?at, and tho company ls ro nmrkable for its oxeollenco and , Strength, A.s a dramatic foroe, "Mrs. Wlggb" |a unlcjue ln Its daflance oi techniqu'e ln. play-bulldlng, and Hs ..':.._<_,- rollonce upon hoaxt tmerest pure r.nj slmplc. It ls a mlne ol truesl sciiimt-Bt. Tiia play op__ns ir Un W'issVs conaijo., wlth ihe. wed -1ns ot Mi.*' HMy to -Mr. StuhWh* MI H i.-?;,-? ims t-.-'i.-a ?"sJclied" on I'. risirimoi.j- hy lUrs. Wlgffa, trho ha-. --_.'<_?_ ir. t'ho wipn'triK ot* lha "pt-oim'i , ..1-i.u of BeK-dud J?BC?_l??i'r' h. l'i (.voiiTj^, wl-iiirt. la ptssedi -tult aa lha lirvd-eTji owa. Ut. Stulitilna ___g his llfo atireoled by flollctous pies and other cullnary dcllcaclcs. 'The sccoiu) act, that shows the extcrlor of Mrs. Wlggs's cottago, contalns many coml* cai scenes due to the fall from graoc by Mr. Stubblns. The thlrd nnd lasl act shows the return of Mr. Wiggs tc the bosom of his family. Ono upprc ture attractlona. Flrst and foromoni wlll bo tho great nrofon-rcunkto fitoc. Companj', prcsentlng a _aselnatln_ buriesquo of Salome. The numbei proml8fis to prove a rovelatlon to loca' amusement seekera. ' Marcus De R, a. ronowned mysterj workcr and shadowgraph artlst, vrW. oflfer a unlqiio number.that will mys tlfy evorybody. . Consor'a dog olrcua, a number that wlll appeal especially to the women and clilldren, wlll also be seen. ThU elever aggregatlon of educated dogi performs numerous feats that requlr? almost human reasonlng powor. That tho comedy portlon of the blll wlll not be neglocted ls assured when tho engagement of King and Mason, leaders of original comedy crcatlons, Is announeed ns an added feature. Tho Lubln wlll nlso. present Its usual quota of tho best ln life motlon plc tures, whlch wlll Include complete plc tui'o plays deplctlng wlth remarkable nccuracy hlstorlcal subjects that liave been selected wlth a vlew to lnstruct Ing as well as entcrtalnlng. Contln uous performances are 'glven dally from 2 to 11. OYMKHANAS POPULAR. F-qTuvitrlnn'j. Sport* Knjoyed by Man? at I'liit-iMirni. [Special to The Times-Dispatch.] FINKHURST, N. 0? March 13.?Th< second of the equestrlan gymkhanai waa enjoyed by the entlro village, the program characterlzed by snap and gc throughout. An even dozen rlders par tlclpated, prlzcs belng awarded for tht hlghest total number of polnts made durlng the afternoon, flrst and seconc ln each cvent, counting ten and flve respectively. Miss Grace Illgglns, -ot New York, and Mrs. John Phllli Sfusa won tho woman's pttzos, J. F Cassldy, of New York, and Dr. Myrot W. Marr, of Dorchester, leadlng tlu men ln a tle, Mr. Cassldy wlnnlng th< toss. Others who partlclpated wer? Mrs. Leonard Tufts. Miss LlUlan Hun gerford and Miss Graco I-tlgglns, botl of New York; F. B. Nonstrand, of Nct. York; H. TI. Klrkpatrlck, of Philadel phla. and Rlchard Southgate, qt Wor cester, Mass. Detalls of arrangementi were ln the hands of a commlttee, In? cludlng Messrs. John Phillp Sotisa Bruco S. Elwell, of Harvard, Mass. WILLIAM II. CRANE, ln "Father aud the Uoyu." ciates, after seeing "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch," the sentlment ot Abrahain Uncoln: "God mu3t have loved the common people, because he made so many of them." At tbc Lublu. The Lubln wlll offer for the week an extraordinary array of vaudevillo fea Converse Wurdeman, of " Milwaukee-, Miss Harriet Horton, of ' Williamsport, and Miss Ruby Sewall, of Kansas' Clty. Easily the novelty of the afternoon v.*as the "Somebody Else's Horse" race. ln whlch horses were exchanged by lot and ridden down tho course and back, the last to flnish wlnnlng, any horse comlng to a standstill durlng the raco belng disquallfted. The result of the JOHN inU-W ANI) JUHY BO_LAJIT?, |a "Jack Stwnrr."' MANEMV, ESKSS MGNI. 17 "THE AMERICAN HUMORIST TOURIST," WILL PRESENT A SERIES OF f ALKS IF TRAVE18 flBfl DB8TAWT LAD0D8 Tho Flrst of the Series wlll be a ZIG-ZAG JOURDOEV IWNNM AFIMM. - From the Cape to Calro, Oraphlcally Illustrated with Beautlful Colored Vlews and Llfe-LIko Motlon Plctures. "A TRULT REMARKABLE EXHIBITION OF 8UBJECTS HITHBRTO UNKNOWN." PRICES: 26c, 50c. 7Bc AND $1.00. SUBSEQUENT TALKS?"EGYPT," "RUSSIA. ' "ITALY." CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS liiii if iiii, as m I IN HIS TREMENDOUS LAUGHING SUCCESS. FATHER AMD THE BOY_ OEORGE ADE'B BEST AND FUNNIEST COMEDY. 100 KIOHTS AT THE EMPIRE THEATRE, NEW YORK. COMPLETE ORIGINAL CAST AND SCENERY, PRICE8: BOc, 76c, $1.00 AND $1.60. CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS 0U (TTi i IN HIS LATEST AND GAYEST COMEDY H1T, JACK STRA By W. SOMEBSET MAUGHAM. Author of "Lady Frederlck. PrioM SOc fto $1.50 ^y Mi m M fK\ ?1 SPECIAL MATINEE WEDNESDAY. ST. PATPvICKB DAY. USUAL MATINEE PRICES. "BHGGEST OFFER OF THE SEASON" The First Tlme at Popular Prlces. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SAYS: "You will learn the principles of solf-help and helpfulness lo wards others from 'Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch' just at. muin as from any formal treatist; on charlty." COMING WITH SMMLES FOR YOU ALL. LIEBLER & CO., Managers. A STAGE CLASSIC BY ALICE HEGAN RICE AND ANNTB CRAWFORD FLEXNER. -.VITH AN ADM1RABLE CAST OF' CHARACTER PLAYERS. "Mrs. Wiggs ts a dear. She is the most lovable personality to be seen on the London stage at the present moment. Tt is dlfllcult to convey In the printed llne even the vaguest ldea of the dellclous atmosphere. the humor, the charm, the humanity of Mrs. Wiggs."? DAILY MAIL, LONDON, ENG. SEATS NOW SELLING?NO ADVANCE IN PRICES. WU9DE8T ARB* ?F ATTRAOTMMIi , EVER SHOWN IN ANY VAUDEVILLE HOUSE IN RICHMOND, HEADED BY THE BRETON-RUNKLE STOCK COMPANY. Presentlng a fascinating burlesque of SALOMB: MARCUS DE R. in mystery and shadowgraph. work; CONSOR'S DOG CIRCUS. and other acts and features. Including the specially attractive Lubin Llfe-Motlon Plctures. Admlsslon, as usual, 10c; ladies and children at matinaes, 5c. Con tlnuous performances from 2 to II P. M.' No Intermlsslons. reversed order of thlngs was most amusing, and all sorts of tricks we^e resorted to delay the progress of the journey, some croBSing back and forth and others baoklng or slde-stepplng. Other events Included the lance and ring contest, a scarf race, rldden in couples. and a water-carrylng contest, in whlch partlcipants were sent down the track ' and back wlth a pall of water, the spllling of too much mean? ing dlsqualifleation. ha ..-m^k .??'..- ?? .-? S i * -???_.? '.'?.?.'?????:?:-,n &_* . -*<' *fr- :m rmoi) N1BLO IN AFH1CA. JivMtlemv Wcdncmda*.