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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON,-SUNDAY JAOTAE.Y 16, 1898. 77 0T - ? 4-T- JULIA ARTHUR. I allty' a,ld Vyed it to perfection. She " afterward played ltose "Woodmere, in ..., . T,,, rf ,.. i "The Prodigal Daughter," Drusllla Ives Julia Arthur is one of the most thor- i in ..Tlje jjanvin" Girl " Vera in oughly individual of American actress- AIotlls and Constance' Belmot 4. in es. She is not only a beautiful woman, I ,.0ne Toucl of Nature. Then came of an unusual, almost Oriental. tpe. i hep engagement hl England. Whcre, in but she is a student and an artist. Her - slr llenry irvinj?, she found a master dramatic career began Avhen she was in symjmnv with an ner jdeais, anfj hardly more than a child, and she has , under Whom she won laurels in every never ceased, from that day to this, to p(t,.t wi,ci, .,ne undertook. She play- study, to observe, ana to strive tor ao- ( ed Sophia, in "Olivia," and Queen solute perfection in her art. Even . Annti to SIr Henry's Richard the III; wnen sne nas maae a uecaueu sua-e in a iole she does not rest on her laurels, as too many actresses are prone to do. She $" never satisfied until she has brought out all the possibilities of that role. She does not hesitate to employ new methods in the place of the hack neyed stage traditions. She will sacri fice, if necessary, theatrical effect to dramatic effect, momentary applause to true realism. She is entirely de voted to her art. Miss Arthur is Canadian by birth, her native place being Hamilton, Ontario. It is not generally known that Her real name is Lewis, and that when she went on the stage she took for her stage name the given name of her brother, Mr. Arthur Lewis, who is now her manager. She is of "Welsh and Irish parentage, and in her temperament original and each act is richly cos tumed, while the scenery, scenic and electrical effects are 'the most beautiful and costly in existence. The enter tainment embraces the best features of burlesque, comedy, vaudeville and -extravaganza. The specialties are all high class, new and funny. Prominent among them are Billy B. Van and Vevi Nobriga, and their Komedy Koons; Jere Mahoney, Flo Jansen, W. H. Smith, late of the original -Big Four: Martiere Sisters and Fields and Woolley. The closing burlesque. "The Hobo Prince' serves to Introduce the full strength of the company. In mediies, marches and popular songs. i the dreamy and intense idealty and fine sensitiveness of the Celt are blend ed with a practical cleverness which fully Tealizes an ideal once perceived. Her dark and sumptuous beauty is another heritage from her Celtic an cestors, and as now and then happens among the people of Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland, the raven hair, deep, lustrous eyes, and rich voice sug gest Uie orange-gardens of the South and the soft sun-heated winds of the East, rather than Canadian snowbanks she was the Rosamond of his "Becket," and during Ellen Terry's illness she ar- iPeared as Imogen in "Cymbeline." Seldom has a career of nine years fchown such a variety of woik, and creditable work as this. During all this time Mr. Arthur Lewis was quietly working toward his own end, that end being to occupy precisely the position which he now does his sister's manager and part ner. His faitli in her genius was un limited, and even in the early days of her dramatic success, he was laying plans for the time when lie should he able, as her manager, to help her real ize her ideals of dramatic art. lie has been engaged in several theatrical ven tures, but so quietly that his name ( nut. not oeen laminar to tne theatri cal -norld. The companionship be tween the brother and sister has been close and delightful, in spite of the exigencies of theatrical life, and Miss Arthur has always been influenced by her brother's advice in her work. Af ter her great success in "The Black Masque." in Xew York, she received many nattering offers from different manage! s, but refused to undertake a star role until the time when she should appear under her brnlur'5 direction. It was due to his advice Lafayette Square Opern 3Juti.se. Most people know that Klaw & Er langer'fa -Jack and the Beanstalk" is a potpourri of songs, dances, and jretty girls.- Some more" definite inrormation, however, may be Interesting. The production is the apotheosis of the mod ern extravaganza. The plot is not its strong point, but that does not matter. The music, the ballets, and the cos tumes are enough. The melo dies are rhythmical and strongly marked, and the first chorus, for men's voices, Is especially so. It is sung by the' Forty Thieves, and is in six-eight time, allegro. After this comes a topi cal song by Sindbad, in two-four time, and then Jack appears with a song "I've Sold the Cow," in six-eight, with waltz refrain. -Little Miss Muffet and Sindbad then sing a duet which Is a line example of melodious polka, and another charming' duet of the first act Is "Love's Ecstacy," partly in .three four time, andante, with a good waltz melody for refrain. There Is a mixed chorus and a drinking song in act two, and in the third act comes a dainty ga votte. "Once There Lived a Pretty Maid," sung by Mary, the Contrary, (Miss Maud Hollins.) A catchy waltz melody, written for the words, "Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary," la given fjrst as a solo by Jack (Miss Leasing), and later taken up as a linale, with obligate for Jack. Two of the ballets are especially taking and pretty. One is the electrical ballet, "The Birth of the Fireily. The stage is at first in dense darkness. Then numberless little lights appear, in all possible colors, and develop gradually till the exquisite outlines of a bevy o beautiful girls are revealed, moving to the sound of music. The development continues till the dancers are a whirl ing maze of many-colored lights, daz zling, brilliant and exquisite in effect. The other ballet is the blackbird bal let, which comes about after this fashion: The forty thieves are the henchmen of a giant, and the giant an ticipates eating the four and twenty blackbirds which were baked in tlu pie. "When the pie is opened, however, four and twenty pretty -girls, dressed to resembled their feathered namesakes, appear, and proced to dance one of the most picturesque, dainty and fluttering dances ever seen on the sfage. It Is said, by the way. that be fore the youth and beauty of this or ganization was gotten together, Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger had gone through more trials and tribulations than the average manager ever dreamed of, for they had set their standard high, and it was not easy of attainment. There had to be over fifty young, pretty and slen- farce, with the right kind of people to sing the songs arat xkmhe specialties, and supply the vim and snap and sparkle which one associates with rau sical.comedy, is one of those things that cannot be spared from- life, and the work of Ward and Voices Is to be plac ed under that head. 'They will be promptly tin hand at the Columbia to morrow night. The usual matinees will be given Wednesday und Satur day. Grand Oneru House. "The Woman in Black," by H. Grat tan Donnelly, is the attraction at the Grand Opera House this, week, and is one of those New JVTork; melodramas which are so realistic that they are almost startling. One of the especially interesting scenes is on Broadway, op posite the Hoffman House, on the night of a big election, and will show election returns thrown by a steropticon up on a screen. There have been hypnotic plays, and there have been political plays, but this one is a combination of the two. "The Woman in Black" sup plies the hypnotic part of it, for the benefit of the politician who supplies the political part of it, and the combi nation is very exciting. The produc tion is by Jacob Litt, whose plays are always caiefully stagedand acted with spirit The scenic artist is John H. Young, of the Broadway Theater, New York. . Acndeuiy of aIuhIc. " William Barry is an old favorite among our comedians, and he will be at the Academy tomorrow night, and for five succeeding nights, In "The Rising Generation." Mr. Barry's name in this play is Martin McShane, and he is an Irishman, with a brogue and a dudeen. The Irishman lives in and about New York, where, after Ireland, his nation is most at home, and during the course of tho play he finds himself rich, and the fun begins. His attempts to adapt himself to his fortune are amusing, and several people, notably Miss Eva Vin cent as Johanna McShane; James H. Manning, Samuel Forrest and Joseph Davis help on the good work of making the evening entertaining. The musical numbers and specialties which Mr. Gill, the author, found he must have for the proper development of his idea, are all lively and up to date, and the scenery, which represents, among other things, Battery Paik and Herald Square, in Xew York, is realistic and attractive. Snubu Tonight. The only Sousa. in his concert at the Lafayette Square Theater tonight, will present one of the most captivating things ever written by him. called "Over the Footlights in Xew York." As may be seen from the synopsis', It is a melange of the music in vogue in New York at a favorable time for making such a. collection. It Is the cream of ail the -theaters, from grand .p-iM 'j vi . Jeville It is ! 5 otn id a, of course, and nobqdy,else would ever have combined these se,ecticns in just tho sparkling and tunt'ful wuy tlnu he has. It will do much to make the twelfth annual to4yr of ;3aush and his band a grand success'. The following is the program for tonight's concert: Mr. John Philip SouWi..l Conductor Mis. ilaim Kcusc levies... Soprano Miss Jennie Hoyle VluliniHte PKOGltAM:. J. Overture. "Carnevul 'Itomaln".. Berlioz 2. Hallet Suite, "Love A lovu Magic" (new) Lassen 3. Divertimento. "The Feast of the Lautcms" (new) ...3 Glover 4. Soprano t-olo, "Linda .di Chamotrtiix," Donizetti Miss Maude Hoeee Davies. and decides finally to reveal the con spiracy to her compatriots. Then she wlBhes she had not, and stands be tween him and their bayonets, and that is the end of it. The play is adapt ed from the German. Frankly, It Is not ode of the plays over which the public Is likely to go wild, even with Miss Mar lowe as the Countess. Somebody might feel Inclined to ask what earthly chance the "Heart of Chicago" would have in the heart of New York, and at first thought it real ly seems very much like the cardiac organ of the Bruce carried into the thicK of the battle by that faithful Scotchman of his. But the play really had a crowded house, and though it is claimed that it is full of "heart interest" that phrase has been overworled It has some ef fective scenery and is keeping five com panies busy in this country and Eng land. During this month a new play by Paul Kester, o "Gypsy,r fame, Is to be produced. Mr. Kester Is a very young man to have done so much successful work as he has, and his book, "Tales of the Real Gypsy," gave the Impres sion of a good deal of reserved power which would be likely to show itself at some time. The play is called "What Dreams May Come," which is rather a piquant" and interesting title. More will be heard of It in course of time. Next week grand opera begins in New York, and it will be about equally interesting to society people, who con sider It a season for social display, and for musical people, Av.ho regard it as a feast of the gods. Melbaand Nordica will be upon the stage, and during the fifteen evenings and five matinees of the season nearly all the great operatic compositions will be sung. The operas to be performed are: "Faust," "Romeo et Juliette," "Les Huguenots," "Travi ata," "Cavallerla Rusticana," "Ma non," "Rigoletto." "Carmen," "Lo hengrin," "Tannhaeuser," "Die Meis tersinger," "Tristan und Isolde," "Das Rheingold," "Siegfried" and "Die Goet terdaemmerung." It Is a glorious program, and the big Metropolitan Opera House will be packed with beatified people. By the way, there Is a little story floating about town, concerning a member of the Vanderbilt family, who was asked how much it cost him to take his wife and daughters to grand opera. He said he never had counted it up exactly, but their gowns cost $20,000, and then he be lieved there was a trifle for the box. IMPOIITAXT MUSICAL EVENT. A. Serien of Concerts By Prominent ArtiNt Arranged for February Washington is slowly but surely tak ing its place in the foremost rank of American artistic centers. Up to a few years ago its political and social aspect had been of overwhelming importance, and art and music were- more or Ies3 neglected or passed over. Now, howev er, through the, untiring efforts, of a comparatively small band of interested and enthusiastic workers, we have en joyed grand opera; it is true,- at rather large prices, but that can only be reme died by time, and a fair number of de lightful concerts and recitals by the greatest artists of the world. This leads up quite naturaly to a series of con certs announced to be given at Itausch er's In February under the direction of that indefatigable, manager, Mrs. Eer man, of New York. These concerts will include such artists as Mr. Walter Damrosch, Mme. Gadski, Mr. David Bisphum. Mr. and Mrs. Henschel. Henri Marteau, and Theodor BJornsten, and It ! is hoped the mere mention of these ! names will be sufficient to insure the success of so deserving an effort. The concerts are under the patronage of the Cabinet ladies, ambassadresses and leading society women of Wash ington. . A list of the patronesses, which follows, will give a fair indica tion, of the magnitude of the enterprise. Tfckets of admission can be had from the patronesses only. Lady I'atincefote, Mrf. Illtt, T&dfSt Somont AN OFFBH or jtAn SeZODERMA. SOAP ByMail v OK EXPRESS. Your Druggist should have both. Foiling to get them, send 75 cents for Sozodont or Sl.00 for froth cash or stamps to the Proprietors Hall & Ruckcl P.O.Box 247, New York City lORfion: 46 Holfaorn Viaduct, E. C. Mrs. Hobart. Mrs. Harlan, Mrs. Gray, Airf. I'ecknam, MrM. Fuller. MrH Alger, airs. iOUge, Mra. Boanliiian. Mrs. "Westinirliouse. ilru. uarneyr Mrn. tteed. Mm. Miles. Mrs. Sternberg, Mrn. Hammond, Mr. Bid (He, MrH. U. S. Grant, Mr. Ward, MrH. MoKeever, Mrs. Weeks. Mra. Livingston Hunt, THE STORY OP "A LADY OP QUALITY." or the given fields of Ireland, or any j that i,he went to England, her object other Noithern land. Her talent de veloped early, her first public appear ance being at the ago of eleven, in an amateur performance of "The Honey moon," in which she took the part of Zamora, and in "The Merchant of Venice," as Portia. When she was thirteen she decided to apply for a fessional engagement, and recited be fore Bandman. who at once engaged her for three sears. She was given at lirst a small part months Avas leading lady of the com pany, to the utter astonishment of peo ple who did not know her. She played soine extraordinary roles for so young u girl, and showed even then the care- If being to perfect herself moie fully in ner an. Then Mr. Lewis quietly gained pos session of the manuscript of "A Lady of Quality," while some of the most in fluential managers in New York weie trying to secuie it. He went to dig land and secured the release of his sis ter from Irving's company, and the two planned the drama, detail by detail, engaged actors, and made all the pren- but Within four arations for a production which should be artistically periect. Lntu the fire in Detroit, however, the magnificence of the scenery and costumes was not generally known. The play had not been exploited as a twenty-thousand-dollar affair, because the object of the twenty thousand dollars was to form a suitable background for the actors. It is nevertheless true that Mr. Arthur Lewis has spared no pains to have every scene and every costume artis tic and beautiful. The rest of Miss Arthur's career has been told in the daily papers of the last few- months. "A Lady of Quality" achieved an instant and brilliant New York success, and the New Yoik man ager was very reluctant to Iosp 't, and so were the company to go. But i. titer places 'refused to allow any change cf contract, and so the New York en gagement was terminated considerably sooner than was in any way profitable. Mix tide Ilolliiis, in "Jack and uciiiNtmi,-." the ful, painstaking work, the fire and emotional power, which have marked lier later years. During her girlhood she played in "The Two Orphans," "Woman Against Woman," "Captain Swift," "The Col leen Bawn," "Arra-na-Pogue." "Jim, the Penman, "The Private Secretary,' Bijou. At the Bijou Theater this week Fred erick Hallen, late of the farce comedy starring team, Hallen and - Hart, and Miss Mollie Fuller, the well-known comedienne, will present their new mu sical comedy sketch, "A Fair Ex change." This is their first appear ance in vaudeville, and Manager Grieves has taken a. long step forward in securing such an attraction at the regular "prices of admission. Several other high-class teams also appear in the bill. Ramza and Arno, two of Ros ter & Bial's European importations, with their burlesque donkey Blondin will make their initial bow to a Wash ington audience. Mrs. Kaltie Stewart, the champion feminine boxer of the norm, m conjunction with Tommy Gil der girls in the cast, and the hunting of this game was an arduous and pains taking business. But the thing was done. Some idea of the task may be obtained from the fact that before the eight pretty maids who accompany Mistress Mary could be assembled for business, over one hundred applica tions had been made. Besides the chorus and the leading characters, there will be seen Jack and Jill, Jack Horner. Red Riding Hood, and Mary ivith her little lamb, Miss Muffet, and nearly every other dear familiar friend of one's childhood, walking about, as Chimmie Fadden would say, "on top er de stage." 5. (nl Ride of the ValteTrie1; IVnirnpr tb) Cossack Duncclucw) TbcliaKorf 0. rfecomi Hungarian niiapsdy....,,.Lr-7.t 7. (a) Intermezzo; "Luve in Idle ness" (new) ,.... ..i .'.Macbeth (ti) March, "flie Starh and Stripes Forever" Sousa 8. Violonsolo."ltoii(ioCapriccioso,"St.baeu8 MKs Jennie Hoyle. 9. Sketch. "Over the Footlights in New York" (new) Sousa Fadcrew-hki at Carnegie Hall; "El Capitan," at the Broadway Theater; "Lucia," at th& Metropolitan Opera House; "The Belle of Kew York," at the Casino: "The Girl From Paris," at the Herald Square Theater: "Anvil Cho ius," at the Academy oT MuMc, and Sou-a's Band at Manhattan Beach. Mr. E. H. Reynolds General Manager Mr. Frank Clirhtlaner.. ..Assistant Manager Mr.Gco.FrecerickHlnton..Bi.MueM Manager ON THE STAGE IN GOTHAM TOWN. aim a gooa many oilier popular plays, i len. the well-known n-i,t.aii:;"' .T " Tmr? IVimnrlv elofnh -...211 she made hor fust nr-mi bit in "T1,Q i .. ,17; ' a,n.,K"' "'" "e a cnar- Then, while she was still a young girl. iai Kreui irn. in Tie nnioctin :..w.. n . Black Masque." The leading dramatic ntowXhTr . ",f ,SM Jen" critc of New York at Hint timp hnn. " ";r,.:. -"". m appear . -- . - ...., i- ,,. -, i-riii making. Danny and Marti pened to be in the housp and lWor ' "" T. ",tvii " ""-" """Peculiar lun- the audience had finished their first Collins, i nrtmfrk trntM4-., AHJl j .- - round of enthusiastic applause he de- ! S "hm ?"U rf."E be " viueu uiul ne naa uiscovered a. new star. The next morning there was a glowing tribute in his paper to the beauty, magnetism, and dramatic gen ius of the young actress, and it was not many weeks after that that she re ceived a tempting offer from A. M. Palmer, and played under him, the parts of Jeanne, in "A Broken Seal," Lotty Fletcher, in "Saints and Sin ners," and Lady Windermere, in "Lady "Windermere's Fan." Her next triumph came in the title role or Thom as Bailey Aldrich's play. "Mercedes." In this brief tragedy she found a char acter peculiarly suited to her person- several other people of ability Avill fill out a program second to none that the Bijou has given this season. The mat iness will be given daily, as usual. Kernnn Lyceum. Lovers of uurlesque and vaudeville entertainments ceitainly have a feast in store for them tliis week at Ker n.ins .Lyceum Theater, where Robie's Bohemian Burlesques will be the at traction. This organization will appear presenting "On Board the Yacht Bohe mia." Ever thing is entirely new and The Sacngcrbuiid. The attention of the public is called to the concert to be given tonight at the Columbia Theater by the United Singers of the Saengerbund and Arion Clubs, for the benefit of the German Orphan Asylum. A most attractive program lias fceen arranged, consisting of choruses by the United Singers, numbers by a picked orchestra of thirty pieces, and vocaLand instrumental so los by well-known artists. This con cert is especially interesting from the fact that it is the first occasion on which the Saengerbund and the Arion have joined hands, and because of the noble charily for which it is given it should receive the cordial support of everyone. The chorus will consist of seventq-five voices, and, with the or chestra, AviU be under the direction of Mr. Henry Xander, leader of the Saen gerbund. The soloists for the occasion are Mrs. Kittie Thompson Berry, so prano; Mrs. Ernest Lent, pianist, and Mr. Frederick H. Weber, of Balti more, tenor. The advance sale of seats has been a large one, and a house packed to the doors should be present. Columbia, Ward and Vokes have been touring the country for three years with that fun-making production, "A Run on the Bank," but this time they have some thing new. It is "The Governors," by "Happy" Ward and Fred. S. Gibbs. and deals Avith Western life, politicians, gold mining and woman's suffrage- -all very interesting subjects to the aver age person, and especially the average Washington person. There is a large company, and an amount of wardrobe and scenery seldom seen in anything so unpretentious as a farce comedy coirf pany. Lucy Daly, a little lady -who has been the unquestioned star of the New York Casino productions for several years; Margaret 'Daly Vokes, the ac complished "wife of Harry Vokes; John ny Page, a clever acrobatic comedian: Gus C. Weinberg., John Keefe, BTal S. Stephens, James Cherry and the Trou badour Four are among the people who assist in the entertainment. A musical New York, Jan. 13. One of the things over which this city has been excited lately is the simultaneous appearance of two Rosalinds during the same week. Julia Marlowe played the part at one theater and Ada Rehan at another. The two impersonations are as differ ent as any two things can be. They are no more alike than a big. sumptu ous, red garden rose is like a delicate ly tinted orchid, or the flavor of a Welsh rarebit like that of a bunch of hot-house grapes. Miss Rehan's Rosalind was lauded to the very clouds some yeais ago, and until Julia Marlowe appeared on the scene nobody else had any chauce to play the part. Miss Rehan's particu-, lar, pet, private success in the part is the way in which she says Shakes peare's funny things. They sound so spontaneous that one stops to think whether they are really in the original text, or merely an interpolation out of the overflowing, bubbling, buoyant good-nature of the player. Julia Marlowe's Rosalind is a dainty, sprite-like, picturesque little maiden, who has to trespass somewhat on the imagination of the audience when she declares that she is "more than com mon tall" it Is so very evident that she isn't. The charm of her render ing of the character lies in the airy, evenescent, poetic quality which she gives to it. She is full of life and inno cent fun. yet always girlishly sweet and simple, and the boy Ganymede is, as tehe imagines him, one of those mis chievous youths who are pnvilegeu characters, favorites with everybody, rather than a young man of "a swash ing and a martial outside." In her scene with Orlando .there is never the least touch of consciousness. Her maidenly fueling Is instinctive, hardly acknowledged even to herself, and when, in her. talk with him, she takes occasion tor wrap herself in her mantel so as to conceal her boy's dress, it is done so unobtrusively that only those in the audience who are on the lookout for artistic, effect would be likely to notice it. The ideal Rosalind 'nas hardly been seen in this decade. The combination of spirit, beauty and ,delicacv and the beauty must be of a peculiar style which are required for this part are rare. But now and 'then perhaps once in two or three generations the Rosa lind of Shakespeare appears, the Rosa lind whose bright image was his fa vorite, tradition says, among all his dreams of fair women. Miss Marlowe's new play "The Count ess Valleska," has won some widely different opinions. It seems to be one of those plays which are liked or dts liked according to the mood of the critic. He may have eaten a late sup per the night before, -when he goes to criticise that play, and the play accord ingly suffers. He may have had some happy adventure with the lady of his heart or the editor of his copy; In that case everything is rose-colored. At any rate the play has to do with a struggle between love and patriotism, and it is one of those dramatic dramas of which we have had several lately. The Countess is of Polish birth. Her lover is a Prussian officer. As the French say, "Behold all!" The officer is involved in a conspiracy to murder Napoleon and the Countess finds this out. She has a stormy scene with him, The part of Clorinda Wiidairs, in "A Lady of Quality," is one of the most difficult ever staged. Clorinda is a girl who has been brought up as her father's companion, that father being one of the roistering, hard-riding, hard-drinking old blades of Queen Anne's time in England. She is a spirited, fearless, merry-hearted creature, full of life and freedom, and her father has brought her up in boy's clothes. At sixteen she bids farewell to her boyish girlhood and becomes the belle .of the county. While yet hardly more than a child she is wronged by a young villain, Sir John Oxon, under promise of marriage, and discovering his real character, she treats him with contempt. She is then wooed by a man to whom her whole heart goes out, who is in every way worthy of a woman's dev otion. On the very day of her betrothal to him Oxon return?, taunts her with the past, and begs her to marry him, threatening, if she does not. to tell her lover. She blindly strikes at him with a riding whip which lies on the table, the load ed handle strikes his temple, and he falls dead. Guests are momentarily expected, and she is forced to conceal his body beneath a divan, and receive the chattering and smiling- people with courtesy and calmness. She afterward confesses to her husband the truth, and endeavors with all her heart to make reparation for the evil she lias wrought. It will be easily seen that a charac ter such as this, daring, strong, excep tional, presents unusual obstacles to the actress who undertakes it, and would, in fact, be impossible to most women. In the first act Clorinda ap pears in boy's clothes at a feast given by her father to his friends, on her six teenth birthday. The chaplain of a neighboring castle, coming in with a message, takes her for a boy. In this scene the actress must out-Rosalind Rosalind; she must behave in -such a way as to make the chaplain's impres sion inevitable, yet never display traits which Avill make the after-development of her womanly character improbable. This Miss Arthur does, and at the end of this scene, disappearing from the room, she returns in the garb of a woman, and makes a picture never to be forgotten. The secdnd act takes place in the famous rose-garden, where Clorinda shows her contempt for the despicable character of Oxon. In the third and fourth acts the plot is de- eloped, and the climax is at the end of the fourth act, in which the murder oc curs. The fifth act is hardly more than an epilogue, and is very brief. In fact, the play might almost be call ed a prologue, three acts, and an epi logue. The modern plan of ending wth a strong scene was never employed by the old dramatists, who always brought their plays to a climax during the third or fourth act. and added an after- scene to pick up the scattered threads of the plot. That is the plan of this play, and it is not onlv made necessary by the action, but is effective as a relief from the intense emotional strain of the other scenes. The play has been dramatized by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett and Stephen Townsend, and was staged by Ir. Napie Lothian, jr.. who, until the retirement of Mary Anderson from the stage, was her stage director and as sisted in the production of "The Win ter's Tale," in which Miss xVnderson won her gieatest fame. The time of Queen Anne was one of gorgeous cos tumes, rich fabrics, and picturesque architec ure, and the c-s umas and fur nishings of the time have been repro duced with the utmost accuracy. The scene in the rose garden is particular ly exquisite in its effect, the molder ing dial, the terraces and the roses foiming a beautiful background for the figures which move """in the distance, and the action of Clorinda and Sir John Oxon In the foreground. The company includes many Aveil known actors. Mr. Edwin Arden, the leading man, was last season leading man for William H. Crane, and starred for several seasons in his own play "The Eagle's Nest." Mr. Scott Inglis was last season leading man for Pot ter and Bellew: Mr. George Woodward was leading man for Stuart Robson for several years: Mr. Robert McWade won favorable remembrance in "Rip Van Winkle;" Mr. Joseph Allen Is from the Frohman company: Mr. Laurence Miller, from Olga Nethersole's compa ny: Miss Florence Conron was last year leading woman for Georgia Cayvan, ana Miss Ethel Knight Holllson was last year the heroine in "The Cher ry Pickers." One remark which is to be found In the notices of the advance man is es pecially worth remembering. People who oroe late will not be seated dur ing the fencing scene at the beginning of the first act. If more actors would make such a rule it would be a good thing. There is nothing much more provoking than to find, during the breathless pause before the entrance of the Star, an opaque human body obtruding itself between one's eyes and the stage. If people are not willing to take pains to be on time they should be willing to stand at the back of the theater until their entrance will dis turb no one. .Mrn. Tliomus Nelson MrH. Lutiuer, I age, Mr. Iloffman, Airs. Halliday, Mr. McKee, Mrn. Johnston, Mr. Bailey, Mrn. Leiter, MrH. B. II. Warner. Mra. Markay-Smilh, ilrH. Vt'ylie, .iirs. uaucurre. 31 rfl. uiover, Mr. G-o. W. CliUds, Airs. Bradley, Mr. Kfoulke. Mrn. RlrtianlEon, MrH.Slilfcoti Hutrhlns, Mr.Iercy Morgan, Mrs. McLanalun, Mrs. Story. M.v. Wolrolt, Airs. McMillan, Alrn. Stanley Mat- AIr. Perin lliew'H, ilr.s. Dean, Alrn. Whittimore, Mra. Alberthil, Alrn. Lowndea. Mre.aatterlee, Airs. Wadswortli, COMING TO THE THEATERS. - The attraction which is promised at the National one Aveek from tomorrow night is Frohman's "Never Again." The company is headed by E. M. Hol land, and Grace Kimball is the leading lady. The play was adapted from a French play, "Le True de Seraphin," which Mr. Frohman saAV in Paris. His alert mind at once percei'ed its pos sibilities; he secured it, had it render ed into English by Henry Guy Carle ton, and the outcome Avas "Ne-er Aeain." And never again, probably. will he make a better hit. The comedy , tt r has had a run of two hundred nights , $49a4$6S$-$4$4$$e$s&$9 in tne uarncK xneaier, ew iurh, aim j has since been on the road. 4 A i ii Where the famous Steinway i sold ' A Concert Accept our invitation to the daily recitals given on the ANGELUS ORCHESTRAL. The ANGELUS ORCHKS- L TKAL Ii, a small .self-ploying attachment that can be used with any llano. But te-Jdo it fc an organ r in its own right containing f' 2 full sets ot reeds of . octaves each. Th success Y' of thfc, Instrument has been marvelous. It rentiers the f most difficult music with a" i brilliancy and HnL-.Ii never r atl.ilned In thb waybefori. P Various combia.itiQn can be r obtained from the Angelas f Orchestral. The piano play- ' insr alone the oran playiuc f. alone piano and AioHn set V of reeds piano and voice f set of reeds' piano, violin f and voice set of reeds in ft combination. f' Hear it any day. Morning h' recitais, io to 12 ; atternoon recitals, 3 to 5. Em F. Droop & Sons? -Stelnway and other leading Pianos. 925 Pa, Ave, .... TT...L r .. , C.. ?r, I .AJlouier riuy t iuicc -n. juaubci m NeAV York." is on the way to us. ana will begin a week's engagement at the Lafayette Square Opera House Janu ary 24. When one thinks of the ex quisitely funny Ideas nich. the thought of a stranger in New York must hae called up in the mind of Mr. Hoyt, on--smiles and considers Avhich evening will be most convenient to go. -1 GaS Heating Stoves, $1.25 The biffcest barsain ever offered in Ga Heatins Stoves. We were only able to secure a f ew to eH at this price, o delay not. "Shannon, of the Sixth," is coming to the Academy January 31. The play was here last season, but it is said to haw been materially strengthened by some changes in the company. During the week of January 31 "A j Paris Model" Avill be here. Mile. Pilar Morin, Avho takes the leading role, is a FrenchAvoman, but the scene is laid in NeAV York. ,1 WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT CO., J 413 Tenth Street N. W. J Or Gas .pp. Ex., 1C1 X. Y Ave 0 Painless Dentistry, THEATRICAL NOTES- Tm&w Mr. Arthur Lewis, business manager for Julia Arthur, yesterday signed con- ( tracts whereby Miss Arthur will play ' three months in New York next sea son. It Avill be remembered that Miss Arthur Avas forced to leaA-e NeAV York this season on account of other con-" tracts which, had been maae ror ner. 5- nnwn nri Rntinc Wrb Is one of the highest arts of tfcatistn: One A WOMAN'S SMILES have far more charm when pretty teeth are exposed. And, as we've said before, pretty teeth are possible, for mod' ern dentistry makes this so. outside of that city. In April, at the close of the present season, it is the in tention of Miss Arthur to return to New York and take up the run of "A Lady of Quality" where its metropoli tan career had been cut short. If suc cessful, this Avill be the first time on record that a successful run has been j repeated in that city. 1 One of the prettiest of the remark ably pretty bunch of girls Avith "Jak and the Beanstalk" is a dark-eyed, dark-complexioned young miss who thinks the Cubans are too much pitied by a good deal, and who presumably hasn't an exalted opinion, of Miss Cis- neros. She is Senorita Rosita Adelaide 1 Eulalia RiA'era, daughter of Mariano j Riviera. Spanish A'ice-consui at St. Louis. Miss Annie Sutherland is resting in this city for a -few- weeks prior to the lesumption of her professional duties in the latter part of March. She Avill be the leading lady Avith Mr. Joseph Jefferson in his spring tour. Her many friends in this city Avill find her at the residence of relatives, No. 3W Sixth street southeast. or more missinz teeth can bs supplied with such genlns no one mould notice that tticy ?i ere cot the natural teeth. Wc charge So for each tooth. PAINLESS EXTRACTING. 50c To dem onstrate the fact that this work is abso lutely palates', we continue extracting teeth FREE OF CHARGE eiery Saturday from 10 to 12. Washington Dental Parlors, X. E. Cor. 7th ami E Sts. N. W. ilav Huiltiing, over A & F- Tea Store. Office rmurs b a. iu. to 5 p. ni.; Sun days 0 a. in. to - p. m. 3a5-tf,em Headquarters for Plants and Flowers. e have extra fine epecipiens or Cycla men, Azalfas. Oranges, I'ot'isettias, donate ami -single. -Vrdeoiaa. Palr.is and fernj. Including the famous BOSTON FEK.V.AThicj Hands io avcII in a Isouhc. You cannot fimj buch a collection cIseAvhere in the city. Wc arc feUIng them at midsummer pricw. j. it. iri:k:ijln, 012 13th St. X. W. dc23-Cf Do you know that yon can hrtre The Mornini;, Evening and SutHlay Times the only COMPLETE news pnKT published in "Washington served to a on by carrier for flffy centb a inonthv A Freakish Fraud on "Uncle ftiffl. (From the Baltimore Ncav?.i "Cash paid for old postal card- uncan celled," istneuninneannoimceinent through Avlnch an enterprising firm is builUtng up a profitable business. Two million of tliee bingly insignificant bits or VncIe Sam's pasteboard have, been reclaimed. Fonr hundred thousand liaA-e been found In Philadelphia, and now out or-the-Avay cor ners are being searched thruiiirhniit Balti more in the hopes of bringing to light un expected assets or this sort which had ben written or printed upon, whether one or both sides are Involved, provided they haVe never been run through the postoffice. About tAvo months ago a man in New' York discovered a preparation which ,avi11 remove ink Avithout leaving behind the slightest trace. The ide.v occurred to the New York man to clean the numberless &IH)IIed postal cards. He feared to latent his preparation, and if anyone cart find out its component parts- it may be frcely Ub3d. So great Is the secrecy preerA-ed that, thdugh noAv he has a factory employing tAventy-five hands in cleaning the cards that pour in, the Avork of making the wiution is done entirely at night. No employe is trusted Avith the formula, but the discoverer's tAvo tons Avork when the world sleeps to prepare tte Il'inhl necessary to keep the factory running the next day. A company Avas formed to collect cards OA'er the country. Its agents buy them, ship th;m to New York, where 23,000 are cleaned in one day, and shipped to head quarters in Philadelphia, Avhere they are printed or addressed for buslne&t houses. Printing is more asuty reiiwivod than writ ing, because in Avritingthe pen scratches. alloAving the Ink to be ahsorbed, Avhde type but spieads the ink uixiii the surface. Cleaning causes the card to swell some what, and after the bath it is passed betAveen hot rollers, which reduce it to Its original thickness and dry it at the tame time. Ao matter 7iote e!errRl hj your st9f, salvon, or I-Hitcli rcont is fitted p it trill nerer ahote f&r ichat it is north mwj it is lighted by eleetrieity lie furnish current. U S ELECTKIC LIGHTING- CO, 2L3 1 4th st. nw. Thonc, 1S77. ja2-t KTOtTET sample can or ' Government FitCK. Waterproof Belt Dressing" to in troduce lt Prevent.-, slipping prescrv es belt JOHN B. E3PY, 1010 Pa. At e. ja l.vtf We lead them all in style and prlci BHOOT. dol3-tf ,em TUB HATTER. B !R A? O STOKAiiEUO.. 10 to 18 BI D. (X Vf, it. n. $1 53 Dr mcntn. ACERBACH'S SAXONY WOOL German Hand-knit Si &X SI anU T' Jacket now half price 7th and H. Domestic Sewm; Machine and Pat tern Koomi. Chleiutrr'a KoslUh 2iaaaBC BraaiL P P wl W J& OrlelaalanJ Onlr Genuine. SAre. alwmjt rrllsole. uoi uk Druniit Sat Clttuvi Snji $k bu-i raoarf Brand uv KcU sad uoLi mt!la . ! -Itl bloa rUtton. Tke nnatlirrv Rtfrit dsaatmu mbnfTf Urns and imilatumt. AtDrati-, orrri44. " Relief for Tjulle. ia lit XT. tj retsra U-il 1t A,f.r.....I..l. 7 . 1. Oltcirfrrfhesfea.lCiMa!uB-.M- S4 3T!lXaoalDrjz'l- riIIjLAIl .FA. Do you Ijhoav that yon can buve Tli Morning, Evetiinsr und Suntta" Timet the only COMrLrTrE uuav pnpei published in Wrishlngtou hcr'-t'd to you by currier for ftftv eeul a month?