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i'V K [Mg0 **v tFrorn Our New York Dramatic Oon» spondent.J AVID BELASCO has scored another success with "The /-1& MARIE DORO, WHO PL Ay. 5S v .*••?* ., .V Blanche Bates Scores In "The Fighting Hope,** Latest Belasco Produc tion—Story of the Emo- i tiona.1 Drama. », #2** Fighting Hope" at the Stuy vesant theater, Blanche Bates appearing in the stellar role. The author of the play la an un known personage to the eastern stage, William J. Hurlburt, and, while his production bears various amateurish touches, it must, as a whole, be classed as a decided hit. JuSt what portion of the success is due to Mr. Belasco it is of course difficult to state, but it may well be assumed that the "wizard" had as much to do with evolving a successful vehicle as tin credited au thor himself. Blanche Bates' Acting. "The Firming Hope" is well staged aa4 acted intelligently by a thoroughly capable company. Miss Bates is equipped with an emotional role that 1 v tfj 1 I 1 T* ».» A* i'V, Fargo OperahouA. When an audience is so captured with a player and play that there is no reaching for wraps and hats in order to make a quick run for the cars and always wait for all passengers at the close, that player and play have made an extraordinary hit and it Is safe to sav the whole city will be talk ing about them the next day. Such is the kind of impression that Max Fig man has made everywhere In the com edy success The Substitute in which he will be seen at the Fargo opera house this evening. There is never any rush after-Mr. Figman's perform ance. He holds his audiences by his art and his magnetism and they al ways leave with a desire for more. The Substitute approaches more near ly pure comedy than any play that has ever been written for years and it al ways has the philosophy of good na ture uppermost. The story is inter esting from start to finish, the dia logue wittv and the action full of snappy comedy and brisk. Mr. Fig- y 1/ *1 I. r.»., ./l. A* i'-.' rA„- w?- l- A 1 /,v tew m C~*i iw «W-* tbward the tatter part of the play gives her well devised opportunities to "tear up" the feelings of her auditors after her fashion in "The Darling of the Gods." Miss Bates has never done a better bit of acting than in her pres ent role. A Wife and Her Mission. Mr. Hurlburt's play tells a story of a woman whb has an unworthy hus band. Accused on a criminal charge, she believes him innocent and secures a position as a typewriter in order, as she hopes, to get evidence of the inno cence of her children's father. But her efforts do not turn out In the way the wife and mother expected. In stead she finds evidence that her hus band is a guilty man. Letter he con fronts her, accuses her of infidelity and other things. However, he is shot, and the wife is left to marry again and so I to mend a life that otherwise would have been hopeless. Probably there i were women in the audience who fer vently wished that the opportune shooting of husbands as occurring on I the stage might extend to real life. The One Big Fault. "The Fighting Hope" has one notice able fault—the necessary action is de layed. The playwright saves his fire until, In true Revolutionary style, he can see the whites of the last act's eyes. Of course a suspension of the culmination of a plot is necessary in a play as it is in a novel, but the delay of action must in a play, as in a book, be done skillfully, else the story palls on its followers and fails to hold inter est. "The Fighting Hope" does not sus tain the spectator's interest through its opening passages, but the undoubted' strength of the latter part in a meas ure atones for the defect that other wise might have proved fatal. Charles Richman, who once aspired to stardom, was effective in support of Miss Bates In a prominent role. "Prisoner of Zenda" Revived. James K. Hackett has put on a re vival of "The Prisoner of Zenda" at the Hackett theater. Mr. Hackett himself appears in the Rose dramatiza tion of Anthony Hope's novel, in which he scored a success years ago. Mr. Hackett's acting has not suffered through his temporary absence from the stage. He played the leading rol£ oven better than when he originally gave It. His voice showed especial Improve ment as regards flexibility. The romantic drama won a host of idmirers in the past and is again win ning encouraging support. The supporting company proved de* cidedly capable. Brigham Royce a* Duke Wolfgang, afterward Black Ml* i chael Arthur Hoops as the Earl of Rassendyl, afterward Captain Hent* zau Carl Ahrendt as Colonel Sapt, Miss Mabel Roebuck as the Princess Flavia and Miss Nina Morris as An- man has achieved a notable triumph with the play and the most positive proof of his success is that he is mak ing a lot of money with it. o o o The current theatrical season is one remarkably free of real dramatic suc cess, in fact the positive "hits" might easily be counted upon the fingers of one hand, but even of this limited number there is one standing out dominant as'the season's absolute sen sation, Paid in Full, by Eugene Wal ter, now in its second year at the Astor theatre, New York. The play was also seen in Chicago for five months at the Grand operahouse, and its reception there was equal to that given it in New York. Paid In Full will be seen at the Fargo operahouse on Monday night, with a special company under the di rection of Wagenhals and Kemper. When presented in New York and Chi cago the play was acclaimed by all the critics of both these cities as the most daring and original conception v:.| pawtKMMdl U i v TJ-i_^-L-ru-u-i.i-ni-i-i.ii..-»nr^MLiu'uii.iu'iiil«'iiViiii*»rri*inrLrr:i-,ri~,Lr* oi 'i "'J V fI v- ZS'Z!8C'.'» J#' J- aw®'. V? ./ -V i "i V ,r w, jr TO Vi V'- xiMirtniiinuiiiiiiiiinuiuuiiiiiiininnmiiiHiniiuiiiJ^&linniw^ v. ^mlfLlliiiljirNHtirniUiiMiiiliiinuiitwTri/hiiiuliH11"* years. Mr. Walter had a story to tell and he told It with frankness and directness which won for him a tri umph. Paid in Full is In four acts, treating in a remarkably daring and original fashion of a great issue in the moral life of our country today. It is a real flesh and blood play and has won the unending esteem of all New York and Chlacgo playgoers. A dis tinguished cast and a perfectly flaw less production will be seen in this city, and the indications are that Paid In Full will be greeted here by a bril liant and appreciative audience. O O O In selecting players for the principal female role in Eugene Walter's Paid In Full, Wagenhals & Kemper experi enced a great deal of difficulty in se curing actresses capable of properly portraying Emma Brooks, the heroine of the play. Miss Sara Perry, in whose keeping has been placed this role in the pres ent company. Ms a young actress who ha«? achieved remarkable success in her chosen calling in a comparatively short .length of time. After a brief ap prenticeship with a stock company, Miss Perry was taken under the man agerial wing of Mr. Charles Frohman, who later entrusted her with promi nent roles in M'illiam Gillette, Maude Adsma, and Ethel Barrymore's com panies. Thinking that .possibly a season or s^o under some oth^r management might prove advantageous, the young woman sought an engagement with Webler & Oo., who gave her the lead* ing role In Cape Cod ^"Iks. This. Mfss I TItE FARGO FOHTTM AND DAILY REPUBIKJAK, SATTJBDAY iVlHITO, OCTOBER 10, lWf. TLA V NEtOS and HE .."i'i" -Jk A"'15 I v F' -A i $ tolnette de Mauban were especially I (Mrs. Faversham) opened in Washing- i known as a stage writer, III (Mo author, commendable. ton in "The World and His Wife" at Mr. Faversham in the role of a young William Faversham and Julie Opp I thfe Belasco theater. C. F. Nirdlinger, un- man found considerable favor. The Max Figman in The Substitute. and Intelligence Which she had shown while with Mr. Frohman's forces. Wagenhals & Kemper after seeing this performance decided that she would be an admirable Emma Brooks for Paid in Full, and immediately be gan negotiations for her services with favorable results. Frederick Warde, who hflts abandon ed the stage for the Shakesperian lecture platform, commences his third lecture season on Monday, Oct. 5, at Helena, Arkansas. Mr. Warde is publishing his lectures In book form, the first issue of which Will' be ready about Jan. 1. The Alaskan, John Cort's big oper atic success, revamped and cast with some, clever people, commences a sec ond tour at Benton Harbor today. The Alaskan goes into the StudeBaker theater at Chicago for a run early in the spring, but will be seen again in Fargo on Its return east from the coast. 0 0 0 For ten seasons Miss Rose Melville hap been playing that delicate and de lightful comedy. Sis Hopkins, and never falls to attract large audiences. She Is one of the few actresses whose personality pleasurably affects the au dience One VIE WJ -T»€f' -'5 feels a real affection for her, or at least for thp character she represents. All theatre-goers will wel come the announcement that Sis Hop kins will he played at the Fargo opera house this month. The Qpamd Next Week. Th#»~e ml"-? vl l'i«'f i *i n i I y 4- jF-* i& v v-w* $• 5 V- 3 K i 'Sf BEAUTIFUL MARY MANNERING, STARRING IN "GLORIOUS BETSY." 0 r&'SZ 4# iv iTs- ,'X« '\ki' r* the week commencing Morday, Oct. 12, will miss a mighty goad show. The hit of the bill is no doubt the Colonial Quartette, though the other acts are close seconds. The quartette number opens with The Artist's Dream and Awakening. The curtain goes up showing an artist painting two life like pictures The pictures eventually come to life, and a quartette, attired in the powdered wigs, silks and laces* of colonial days, dance a stately mln net. The opening vocal number. Dreaming, Is but one of number of selections which will ,be rendered in sweet, sympathetic voices, with har mony and tone beyond criticism. There are three solos—contralto, so prano and bass. Then comes a treav in the way of grand opera selections. Margaret Newton & Co., will be seen in a romantic Swedish comedy, enti tied, The Story of a Rose. Miss New ton is backed by kindly criticisms and a good company. A treat is promised in the appear ance of Azalea Fontaine, a vocalist ami dancing contortionist. This act Is unique. Fan, fast and Turlous, will be pre sented bv Frank Merrltt. the Black Faced Comedian from Tennessee. Hf has many parodies on popular songs which are great hits and a line of jok^s which are true assassinators of melancholia. Malcolm Hanson from the Norma! school of Moorhead will be heacd In on a of tji* latest song successes. The pictures for his song are especially beautiful. 1 Prof. Rudd has some new music and the moving pictures will be very interesting. The Bijou Next Week. Still they come and as usual the top liners. The management of the cosy little house always stated nothing but the best for the feature and are usin* every effort to provide same as next week's bill will show. The special fea ture will be the Hazel Bros., comedy acrobats, and billed from New York to the coast as one of the best acrobatic acts in vaudeville. This clever team comes to our city with a big reputation DR. F„ E. BASYE O S E O A Established since May 10,1897, at 101 Eighth I fctieet fcouth, Fargo, h. D. Phone 8 d. AU curable Aiseascs fnrmttnllj' treated without drufl*. Moorhead Hospital W JOi- AD, MlN N Best hquipmant and Nurses. Accommodating all Physicians and Patients. PHONE ISO. 0. C. OAR ROW, Proprietor. Sunday Schools. Pomona, Cal., Oct. 10.—With many distinguished ministers and educators in attendance, the nineteenth annual Southern California State Sunday School convention was opened hejre this morning, beginning a session of v. IS %'T/i *L-': /"A play treats of the farreaching effects of slander on the fortunes of innocent people. The play violates a rule of modern three act production/ In that its cli max cones it tft« very «n4 act. Norris In a Failure. William Norris has taken a painful tumble in "Father and Son" at the Ma jestic theater. The play was an nounced for production and then P03^" poned. Now that it has been put on it seems strange that the postponement should not have lasted forever. Mr Norris is an excellent actor, one of the best in his field, but no mortal^ c»ul^ make the play survive. Edgar Se.wy wrote the "drama." "A Gentleman From Mississippi^ Thomas A. Wise and Douglas air banks are seen in the principal roles of a new r'^y entitled "A Gentleman From Mississippi.'" They opened at the National theater in Washington. The play is pretty much of a comedy, with several well planned dramatic situations, and it presents side lights on social sad political life Washing ton. Gertie Millar's Success. Gertie Millar and "The Girls of Qot tenberg," from London, continue to crowd the big Knickerbocker theater to the doors. It is apparent that Miss Millar will be welcome to remain in New York 411 this year and that the ater goers during her stay will not soon tire of the jolly music, the songs and pretty little girls in Dutch military costumes that appear at intervals. Miss Millar herself has grown Into an enormous favorite during her stay. Her songs "Mr. Schneider" and "Berlin on the Spree" are enfbyed to the ut most, and Louise Dresser's, piquant song, "Queenie Was There With Her Hair In a Bftdd," is aiso one e* tfce hits of the show. New Play For Mme. Kalich. Harrison Grey Fiske has obtained for Mme. Bertha Kalich's use the coming season a play by Mme. Fred de Qresac, who has written it expressly for the actress. Mme. de Gresac made a careful study of Mme. Kalich's art last season, and she has created a role that is believed will give opportunity for the illustra tion of her powers. The scenes of the play are laid in Paris and Switzerland. The story is described as intensely in teresting. The chief role, which Mme. Kalich will originate, is that of a fas cinating. gifted and Impulsive woman who is swayed by the conflicting claims of love and an artistic career. The theme is neither tragic nor gloomy, but the interest Is serious. Unlike most modern French plays, it does not deal in any form with the sex problem or question of morals The fabric is dramatic, however, and i it develops scenes of emotional I .V)ontbs in York 1 "Snccess."—New York Herald. uSe»*oB's vkA best And."—Alan Dale, American. "Held andienee breat hless.Ets ning Journal. Exceptionalhr absorbing drama" -Times. "Big Dramatle hit." Acton Da vies, Sun. %£L V s *, ^Father and Son" mmm- A S E E N S A I S V S j§ f? I uv# 4 MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 which should be the means of crowd ing the house at every performance. As their line of work, while marvel ous to behold, Is also bubbling over with good comedy. The motion pic tures and illustrated songs will again At T#y«5 a. & flat Failure'- Faver- i •ham la "The World and His Wife.** fWitlk -1 -V" Julie Opp strength. The play contains a'great deal of comedy of character, the author having drawn some of her material from contemporary bohemian theat rical life in Paris. Mme. Kalich expresses her pleasure that she is at last to be seen 6n the American stage in a play that i* neither morbid nor srJoomy. M'INTYRE AND HEATrt Mclntyre and Heath will tour In a big musical comedy by H. A. Du Souchet entitled "The Steeplechasers." Messrs. Mclntyre and Heath will again "ppear surrounded by the usual lot of pretty girls and clever dancers. There also will be in the book a Serious vein which will give them the opportunity to show their ability as the best inter preters of the southern negro type on the American stage, not only in his lighter and farcical moods, but also i« his more serious moments. I J- f V V ]y IV ,, n -e? ".O .-/f EL.8IE WH-K* MMIH&ATH GOWM v GREATEST DRAMATIC SUCCESS IN TWENTY YEARS M'UJJLWIHIIIU frrtcea ti.&O, fi.OO* ifec, Mta. Ga Ilery 25c wmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Mouths 111 Chicago "Absorbing.'' urnsMaatif* I ribune. "Laughing win .• ich corned \mjf Leslie. New "Strikes hoam A. I. Hall, Jour ual. "TTinmphed." 'ercy Hamnoun t'ost. "Great."— Wh~ fen Mclntyre, A Srscan. demonstrate what hustling will do in securing another series of feature films better than ever, and brim full of good comedy and action. You can't go wrong if you attend any of tho per formances at the Bijou. In FilM. c.