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What the Theaters Are Offering This Week
The Week's Bills
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AN example of successful versa
tility In this age of specialism Id
presented In K. It. Sothern,
painter, poet, actor find dramatist.
What run he accomplished by one man,
comparatively young at that, whose
hunger for work Is only second to his
ability and ambition, appear* consid
erable viewed by the wide Hinge of his
accomplishment. The elder Sothern
construed (he bent of his son's taste
for painting, so he wan occupied out
side of his collegiate course with the
Fetching pad and pnlette. When he
had achieved the domineering age of
eighteen he lent a picture tn the Judges
of the Tloynl academy, London, for a
■eholnrshlp prize. That august body,
that has advanced a number of curi
osities In art and rejected others that
found fame elsewhere, turned down the
Snthern picture, whereupon he cast
aside his brush and pencils and set snil
for America and joined his father's
company. This was in 1879.
While the young man was laboriously
making his way as an notor he found
time to write his first piny. Ho not
only' wrote It, but designed the ad
vertising and noted the leading role.
This play was afterward presented
by Louis Harrison and John Oourley
In New York, under the name of "Do
mestic Earthquakes." In 1883 hfi wrote
another farce called "A Lock of Hair"
that was quite successful In England.
His last play on the emotional order
was written for his wife, Vlrglnln
Harned, and he Is at present engaged
upon a romantic poetic play.
His pen has been busy for several
years past, as the pages of many of
the best publications show. He has a
fine fancy and a grace In poesy that
has had an outlet In the Century and
similar magazines, and his fruitful
fancies and observations have found
play In short stories; while essays of a
philosophic character indicate a culti
vated, active mind. At a special mat
inee last season the entire program
was made up of selections from his
pen. On this occasion Cecilia Loftus
appeared in a monologue written for
the day and Margaret llllngton (now
Mrs. Daniel Frohman) rendered a dra
matization he made for her from Ste
phenson's "Markhelm. 1 '
Sothern In his literary style Is gentle,
forceful and poetic, as exhibited in
everything he writes, and in a sketch
of Joseph Jefferson he said: "The art
of Jeffemon does not strike you in the
face and demand your approval or
your life. It reaches out across the
footlights and puts its arms around
your neck, draws you closer to Us
heart and comforts you. What a gen
tle art the art of acting is when prac
ticed by gentlefolk."
While devoting his life to art in
all "its branches, Sothern has not let
his o>vii character become narrowed or
forgotten. He is beloved by his pro
fession, by whom he has bocoino known
as' a man of refinement and modesty.
Bernhardt Versus Duse
The Gil Bias of Paris announces that
a coolness has arisen between Sarah
Bernhardt and Eleanor Duse. and thus
accounts for It: When last Slgnora
Duse acted in Paris Madame Bernhardt
lent her her theater. But six months
ngo an Installment of Bernhardt's
memoirs appeared which contained
criticisms on Duse's art. When, ac
cordingly, Madame Kornhardt offered
her theater to the Italian actress,
Signora Duse wrote to ber:
"Never will I forget your hospitality.
You had accustomed me then to a
gentle Intimacy, which on my part had
become a deep and respectful affection.
Alas! why, oh, why, madame, can my
heart no longer now go out to yours?
I ennnot Ignore the opinion expressed
by you on my art. 1 can neither ignore
nor accept nor forget it, for one does
not wish to forget what sets vibrating
in one one's most fruitful energies.
On the other hand, the remembrance of
your artistic judgment on me must
not cause me to forget your early kind
ness towards me. I keep both the
memory of the one thing and the mem
ory of the other thing. I pray you to
remember on your part, madame, my
unlimited admiration for you and my
endless gratitude.— Kleanora Duse."
All of which means that Slgnora Duse
can no longer act In the Theater Sarah
Bernhardt because Madame Surah ad
versely criticised her acting.
Dr. MclvofTyndall's Lecture
Dr. Alexander J. Molvor-Tyndall.
with his wonderful insight Into meta
physics, his interesting personality,
and his international reputation as a
leader of advanced thought, is rapid
ly spreading the gospel of psychic,
science. Dr. Mclvor-Tyndall's avowed
object is to show that science and
religion are really on the most friend
ly terms, and! that the erstwhile mys
tical, .-may be made decidedly practi
cal, when we learn tho inner or "oc
cult" meaning of religious and mysti
cal postulates. "Kvfery human being
has the Inherent light and the power
to, be healthy, happy and successful"
1h the slogan of the psychic scientists.
The psycnlc science lectures are given
every Sunday afternoon In Blanchard
hall. For the summer, plans are on
foot to bring to Los Angeles- many
weir Juiown teachers und speukers
along various' "new thought" lines. Vat
the remaining two Sundays In this
month, Dr. Mdvor-Tyndall will bo the
speaker at Blanchard hall, his sub
ject of this afternoon helng "I am the
Resurrection and the Life," explaining,
from the viewpoint of psychic science,
the eeoterlo meaning of Jesu»' word*.
[ . . . A. . . . T
JULIA. MARLOWE, MASON
LOUISE BROWNELL, BURBANK
Next Sunday afternoon the subject
will be "The Lost Soul."
New London Play
"The Hird at the Neck" is the curi
ous title of a new piece tried In London
recently 'by Mr. and Mrs. Kondal.
Lord Wrcxford and Mr. and Mrs. Des
mond have been captured by brigands,
and one of the men is to die because
ransom has not arrived. -
Wrexford, secretly lover of Mrs. Des
mond, resolves to sacrifice himself, and
induces Pcsinond, in the absence of a
regular priest, to-confess and shiivo
him. After the' confession jj Desmond,
enraged, refuses absolution, but relents
when the brigands announce their in
tention of shooting both.
Then the ransom arrives und they are
saved, but . Mrs. Desmond, who is
aware of her lover's confession, is in
despair. So she willfully draws the
tire of the brigands and is killed. It is
an exceedingly far fetched story, but
the Kendals are said to have done very
Cecilia Loftus, who closed her tour
In "The Serlo-Comlu Governess" some
weeks ago, has reappeared in vaude
ville, presenting the "Imitations for
which she Is famous. These engage
ments will not Interfere with Miss
Loftus' purpose to lour again next
season in a new play.
Pauline Hall has written tho libretto
for a musical review. "Frußzled, Fren
zied Fancies," that will be produced by
George W.Lederer about July 1. The
principal character will be drawn on
lines Himllar to Gilbert and Sulllvan'3
Bunthorne In lolanthe. The famous
bat dinner, the Hyde fancy dress hall,
with the Madame Rejane episode,' and
the orchid and violet fads of the Equit
able Life Insurance head, are the fea
LOS ANUKLES HERALD SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT.
FANNIE YANTIB, BELASCO
RICHARD BUHLER, GRAND
E. H. BOTHERN, MASON
tines of the book. Maurice Levl will
write the music for It.
Jeßse Lynch Williams, the author t>f
"The Stolen Story," the "Princeton
Storleß" arid others, Id the latest re
cruit to the ranks of American play
wrights. Mr. Williams 1 first offering
to tlie stage will bo produced curly next
season by Henry W. Huvuge anil be
culled "The Stolen Story," but will no',
be, h dratuutlzution of Ills inagassinn
story of the Hume name, The big Bcene
of the play will represent the Interior
of a New York news))uper office at
the hour of boliir to press. Muny of
the characters will represent newspaper
Sarah Bernhardt will make a final
tour of America next souson. That
It Is to be her last Is agreed In a con
tract she made by cable with Ham
S. Bhubert. Madame Beruhardt will
arrive In New York late in October,
and will begin her New York engage
nient probably at ■ the. Lyrlo theater.'
November 1. After two weeks here
Bhe will visit Ohlcugo, St. Louis and
other western cities and then return
to Paris, All the appearunces will l>o
In standard lilays, and will Include
"Camllle," "Frou Frnu" and "Article
Forty-seven," as well as two new
plays. Tlit! organisation will Include
many noted players who have long sup
ported Madame ' Uernhardt and othfi'3
who will be recruited in Paris.
"Alice Blt-by-the-Flre." the latest
play written by J. M. Hunie, was pro
duced at the Duke of York's theuter,
London, April 5. It Is described as a
clever and amusing burlesque satirizing
the problem play, play writing and tho
management of parents by twentieth
century children. Kllen Terry iippeured
In the title role, which is peculiarly
stilted to her. She played with the
force and. charm of twenty years ago.
Irene Vanbrugh as her daughter was
no lens successful. The play nag pre
ceded by a curtain- raiser, also by Mr.
PAUL CONCHAS, ORPHEUM
Barrle, a one-net fantasy, "Pantaloon,"
a | trine partly in dumb show. The
audience included Anthony Hope, Louis
Parker and Sir Philip Burne-Jones, be
sides many well-known 'actors and ac
H. B. Irving made his debut April 4
in "Hamlet" at the Adelphl theater
In London. A majority of the critics
said that he won a brilliant triumph,
making hfm worthy to be placed umong
the best half-dozen of modern "Ham
lets." He gave a refined and highly
finished performance, entirely free from
mannerisms. Miss Brayton was hardly
less applauded as Ophelia, especially
for her noting In trie earlier scenes.
The house was crowded and the, audi
ence enthusiastically applauded the
performance. Both the leading actors
were repeatedly % recalled. Oscar Asch2
as Claudius and the remainder of the
company were much praised. ,
Ethel Barrymore . will play a two
weeks' engagement in Ibsen's;," A Doll's
House," at ;the' Lyceum' theater, New
York,' beginning May 1. '■ Bruce Meßae
wlll'""appea*r; in, the"! role". ' of - Norah's
husband.' ■ ••■ V
Ida, Conquest- Is to play the leading
feminine j roles In : the William': Farnum
stock company at the Park theater,
Buffalo, succeeding Percy Haswell. Sh-'
will join the company on May 1. Miss
Haswell will close with the Farnum
company the week of April. 24 In
"Romeo and Juliet." .
"The Speclrophone." a dramatiza
tion of the humorous stories which
have been appearing in the Her
ald from the pen of John. Kend
rlck Bangs, will be seen on the
stage early next season In a musical
production now being planned by
Henry W. Savage. Tho music will be
written by Kmanuel Klein and the lib
retto furnished by Mr. Bangs, the first
original libretto by him. The produc
tion will be well mounted and promises
to be something unique. The plot of
"The Spectrophone" is founded on tho
invention of a scientist, which enables
him to see as far into the future as
he desires, and which annihilates space
and time. The comedy of the piece is
developed In the contrast between tho
men and women of the present day and
what their natural development will be
if tendencies of the twentieth century
continue. It will be a satire on so
ciety, art, politics and social life of
Ellanettu Harrison's Bult for . $5000
alleged to be duo on a play called
"The Stage of Life" against B. 11.
Sothern was dismissed by Judge Walter
Evans in the United States district
court in Louisville, Ky., March 31, by
his sustaining the motion of the de
fendant, based on the ground of failure
to make the requisite deposit for costs.
In the petition it was alleged that Mr.
Sothern contracted to buy the play,
but the defendant filed an answer
denying this. *
Dorothy Donnelly has boen engag.nl
for the leading woman's role In "Tho
Proud Laird," which Harrison Giey
Flske will produce In the Manhattan
theater. The cast will Include H, Has
sard Short, Thomas 11. Thome, Ida
Vernon and Belle Holm.
Virginia Hurned has been engaged by
W. A. Brady to play tho title role in
the forthcoming revival of "Trilby,"
which will bo. presented at the New
Amsterdam theater May 8. The com
pany will Include nearly all the play
ers seen In the Dv Mauiier drama,
when it was tirst presented In New
York years ago. Wilton Lackaye will
be seen again as Svengali, and the role
of Taffy will be played by Burr Meln
tosh, who originated the part here.
Mr. Plnero's "Wife Without a Smile"
Ib to be played in Italy. There, pos
sibly, the humor of it may be better
Arrangements have just been com
pleted for a lecture to be given in
Simpson Auditorium by Charles M.
llutileld, the rainmaker who la prepar
ing a lecture on "Artificial Attraction
and Moisture Laden Atmosphere; or
How . 1 Produce K*in." • This will be
given Friday evening, May 12. It has
been ■ a general desire on the part of
many to hear and meet Mr. Hatfleld,
and a committee from the Los Angeles
Fellowship have consequently arranged
for the lecture above mentioned. Mr.
Hatfleld has spent seven years In the
study of meteorology. He claims that
he can produce rain any. season of th'- 1
year nt will, and as. perhaps, no one
subject Is of more intoreTt to the peo
ple of Southern Ciillfornia than that of
sufficient moisture to produce crops
there doubtless will be a large number
of people present to hear the lecture.
The second lecture In the series by
Rev. J. M. A. Spence of Green Bay,
Wis., which was postponed, will be
given this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sub
ject, "Objections to Socialism.'' Mr.
Spence is a magnetic speaker and a
deep student of economic subjects.
The joint debate which is to be given
by the law department of the Univer
sity of Southern- California and th-2
young men's club of the Los Angeles
Fellowship will take place early in
May. . "Female Suffrage"' is to be the
subject, ■ the affirmative by the Young
Men's club and the. negative by the
MASON -OPERA HOUSE— (Advance
Announcement). In the Sothern-Mar
lowe combination, which will appear
at the M^son opera house this week.
Charles Frohman may claim to have
the most important and expensive
theatrical undertaking ever organized
in this countny. No other two players
i:i the country can so thoroughly meet
the requirements of the Shakespear
ean classic drama. E. H. Sothern and
Julia Marlowe have every attribute es
sential as Benedick and Beatrice,
Hamlet and Ophelia and Komeo and
Juliet. The company in the support
of these co-stars selected by Mr. Froh
man from his large corps are fully ade
quate to meet the critical test that
they will have to undergo, while we
are assured that the scenic investi
ture and accessories are the most
sumptuous that have ever been seen
upon any stage. The repertoire will be
presented as follows: Monday and
Tuesday evening, "Much Ado About
Nothing;" Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, "Hamlet;" Friday and Sat
urday and Saturday matinee, "Itomeo
BELASCO THEATER — (Advance
Announcement). For the week begin
ning Monday evening the Belasco stock
company will give an elaborate pro
duction of the Hall Ualne masterpiece,
"The Eternal City." This will be the
first opportunity the theater-goers
have had to witness this remarkable
drama, which was made famous in the
east by Viola Allen. It will be given
here just as It was given in New York
Rf> the contract provides that It must
Yet complete In every detail. The
mounting will be probably more elab
orate than anything ever given on the
Kelasco stage and extra rehearsals
have been held to perfect the piece. It
will give excellent opportunity for each
member of the large cast. Amelia
(Gardner will be especially well suited
in the role created by Miss Allen. Jo
seph C.albralth, Thomas Oberle, Rich
ard Vivian, George, Barnum, Marie
Howe and Fannie Yantls are names
which guarantee the excellence of the
acting. The opening performance will
also mark the Helasco debut of Miss
Margaret Lungham, an eastern actress
of considerable reputation.
onPHEUM — (Advance Announce
ment). Paul Conchas, who will head
the new bill at the Orpheiim Monday
night, has the reputation of being the
greatest and strongest juggler in the
world. His specialty is handling heavy
cannon balls, Krupp shells, and bal
ancing cannons, wheels and all, on his
chin, Wlnona Shannon, a sister of
raffle Shannon, will be seen in "His
Long Lost Child," a cleverly written
sketch in which Miss Shannon dors
pome excellent work in the role of LU
Brannlganof'Avehue A. Jack Mason's
Society Belles, five young women who
are pretty and clever, will be seen In
one of the beat ensemble nets which
has ever been presented at the Or
pheum. These young women come
from the rank* of comic opera, and
they sin;* and dance with characteris
tic dash. Professor Rugg's liquid air
demonstrations, Boniface and Waltz*
Inger In a new skit, "The Woman Who
Hesitates Is Won;" Knight Brothers
and Mlrk Hawtelle in new dances;
Cooper nnd Rlhlnaon, tre colored come
dians. In "Looking for Hannah," and
new motion pictures complete the bill.
GRAND OPKRA HOUSR— (Advance
Announcement). "For His Brother's
Crime" will be seen at the Grand this
week, commencing Sunday matinee.
This Is a sensational melodrama and
In It there are opportunities for the
Ulrlch stock company to still further
demonstrate Its versatility. Richard
Huhler will be the center of attraction
In tho dunl part of the twin brothers,'
one of whom commits a crime and the
other assumes the responsibilities.
There are several most unusual scenes
in the piece, notably one where the
hero of the story holds up a broken
bridge on his shoulders while a run
away team crosses, dragging a car
riage in which the heroine Is riding.
BURBANK THKATEn— (Advance
Announcement). "Out o? the Fold," to
be the attraction at the Burbank the
ater for the week beginning this after
noon, was first given to the American
theater-going public at the American
theater. New York, the early part
of the current year, and scored one of
tfie most emphatic successes In the his
tory of the big playhouse. The action
of. the piece Is supposed t6 take place
In a' small New England village, with
Its country schoolhouse, filled with
awkward boys and gingham-garbed
little girls, the village church with its
choir of singers, and, of course, the
dear country characters that are so
essential to the atmosphere of the
story. Langdon McCormlck. who .is
the author of the play, has woven his
■story with the utmoßf*sklll. His char
acters are living, breathing country
folk, devoid of those horseplay traits
that are so often attributed to them In
recent rural dramas.
FISCHER THEATER— (Advance An
nouncement). E. A. Fischer of Ban
Francisco has secured the property be
tween Spring and Main on the north
side of First street in the middle of the
block, and will open a burlesque : and
vaudeville theater there on the evening
of April 30. The policy of this theater
will in every way correspond with the
policy that made Fischer's theater. in
San Francisco such a phenomenal suc
cess. It is Mr. Fischer's intention to
put on a stock company. that will de
vote itself to little burlettas and local
musical skits.: First class vaudeville
features will also be Introduced. These
attractions will be of a high class order.
Mr. Fischer has surrounded himself
with an able executive staff, including
Harry James, who will lead the or
chestra and direct the shows. It was
Mr. Jones who did so much to make
Weber & Fields', burlesque so popular
on this coast. It was Mr. Fischer who
Introduced Kolb and Dill, Winfleld
Blake, Barney Bernard, Ben Dillon,
Maude Amber and a host of others to
the laughter loving public of this coast.
He expects to duplicate his San Fran
cisco success In Los Angeles. He has
great faith in the future of this city
and for that reason has invested in
this present enterprise.
ment). The royal artillery band of
Rome, the new organization secured in
New York by Assistant Manager Fer
guson of The Chutes, will commence'
its summer engagement at this after
noon's matinee. The new band will
number thirty-five men, including
some of the most eminent soloists in
Italy. Donatelll, who will direct them,
1h from the Royal Conservatoire of
Naples, and has been schooled under
the greatest directors in the world.
This afternoon's program . will open
with a new march, composed for the
occasion by Donatelli. Fllippo Cincl
cne, trombone soloist, Is originally from
the Municipal band of Naples. He is
a graduate of the Conservatory, and is
a thorough musician In every sense of
the word. Domenico Barilottl is the
solo trumpet, just from Italy and pos
sessed of a great reputation. Enldo
Barilottl, his brother, Is the baritone,
and has a reputation, It ia said, which
exceeds even that of the famous
Giuseppe Curtl. Nicola Zammlnl,
clarinet, received his training in the
Pianelli Abruzzl band, and has an in
ternational reputation, as he toured
the United States several times. To
day the numbers Include the "Lucia"
sextette, fantasia from "Alda," "Car
men," Flotow's "Martha." the Inflam
matiis from "Stabat Mater." played as
a solo by trumpeter Barilottl. and
other great numbers.
PRETTY PATTY'B PRANKS
Pretty ratty, tho but of h»r sexl
No dunxrra her brave soul onuld vex;
She Bought in their lair
Three wolves and a b-ar.
And Impulsively wrun« all their neekf.
Pretty Palty went out with her sun.
Determined to hunt up mm* fun;
She met a large moose.
Three elks and a gooa«.
And she ahot them all dead, every on*.
Pretty Patty one day, It Is «ald.
Went out for a walk dressed In red,
A mad bull rushed at her,,
Salil Patty, "No matter,"
And she cut oft the silly thing"* head.
Pretty Palty went walking on* day.
And an elej-hant blocked up her way;
Not disturbed tn th« least.
Bhe stepped over the beast, .
And she went on without further delay.
pretty Patty went out after dark.
And met a ferocious big shark;
A Una on the sand
Hhe drew with her hand.
And said, "Don't you dare croas that mark!"
Pretty Patty, the dear little pat.'
A big hippopotamus met;
. Pretty Patty In glee
Tossed him up in a tree;
, ,n,nk to U roosting gJJ-^