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j:. gfg AMUSEMENTS ggg
' f Salt Lake Theatre. 'The Sho
Gun," matlneo today, performance to
A night.
W. i . Grand Theatre. "Knobs O Tennes
see," matinee today, performance to
. night.
i Coming Attractions.
I '
" Salt Lake Theatre. "Marriage of
. Kitty," "Under Southern Skies."
' i. i
' ,, 'The Sho Gun" is the attraction at
the Salt Lake theatre .today and to-
night. It is the Joint product of two
. men each of whom has gained eel-
hrlty In musical comedy. George Ado
: Is the author of the book and Gus
' Luders writes the music. Such a
combination should result in some
thing out of the ordinary, and, ac
cording to the eastern press, tho "Sho
Gun" Is a gun far and away above tho
old fashioned, muzzle loading musical
' Vft Play.
J The theme, of the "Sho Gun" ap-
t peals to the broad cheasted American
y by picturing him as "doing things" in
v Korea, and spreading Yankeelsm
among a people to whom breakfast
foods are unknown. Around the
mythical Island of Ka-Choo, sweeps a
' cyclone of Adelsm, said to be the
breeziest' kind of satire, repartee and
uproarious fun. In short, the comedy
is a satirical review of our trade
unionism, expansion and governmenta'
"- policy as applied to the gentle natives
dwelling in the bamboo Jungles.
George Ade Is said to have estab
I Ushed himself as a creator of mirth
in the "Sho Gun," while his partner,
Gus Luders, chimes musical bells bet
ter than ever before. From the
,' scenic viewpoint the "Sho Gun" re
, quires a costume and atmospheric
, elabpration that has tied up a mine
of money In showy dresses, gorgeous
stage settings and gilded trappings
bewildering to tho eyes, yet restful
withal, because the color scheme Is al
together artistic. Mr. Savage, the
manager, is noted for tho great care
ho bestows upon his casts and the
principals in tho "Sho Gun" are said
to be more than satisfying. Heading
tho company Is John E. Henshaw, a
comedian well known to Salt Lakers
as employing methods In keeping
'with the best traditions In fun mak-
. ing. Tho rough houso method of tear-
1 y lng an unwilling laugh from an audl-
y enco is not among tho Honshaw com-
1 edy resources. There are other ways
i to convulse tho ticket-buyers and
' Honshaw uses them with welcome
freedom. Assisting Mr. Henshaw in
his conspiracy against that tired feel
ing are Agnes Brown, William Wood
en, .Tom Leary, Isabello D'Armond,
Lawrence Coover and others. And wo
, all know what Mr. Savage does In tho
'& way of selecting a sightly chorus. Do
, wo not remember tho shapely girls
with youthful faces in the last Sav
ago production? You can bet your
pretty hosiery that we do. Well tho
. feminity In tho "Prince of Pllsen" is
j a comely guarantee that there Is a
pretty bunch of girls in the "Sho
Gun." What more can wo ask, my
front-row friends?
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' Sho was born "In Old Kentucky"
was Madge, and tho way sho won tho
horse raco was enough to win tho
sporting hearts of tho gallery. And
right hero be it recorded that tho Salt
' Lako gallery god Is decidedly mega
Oj phonic when ho shouts his approval.
This ho has repeatedly demonstrated
demonstrating again and again
whenever "Old Kentucky" gets be
hind tho footlights of tho Salt Lake
theatre. But to mo the Colonel and
his Juicy appetite for mint Juleps is
4 tho real wet goods In this horsy melo-
drama. A Kentucky show without a
thirsty colonel would bo a dry satlro
on a great commonwealth. And by
Henry Watterson let no playwriter of
tho future ignore tho fact!
In every Kentucky show give us
colonels never less than one and
make his liquid longing for "mint Ju
leps" a thing of Deauty and a Joy for
ever. So America Is to have, a great na
tional theatre after all! Thirty of tho
rich Now Yorkers have gone into their
cash registers and dug up ono hun
dred thousand apiece. Tho now the
atre Is a sure go this tlmo and no
mistake. Herr Conrled of tho Met
ropolitan opera houso has been silent
ly working on the scheme, whilo oth
ers were shouting and doing nothing.
Tho now houso will not bo a reality
for over a year, but it is coming Just
as fast as money can inako it. Tho
red Teutonic blood in Herr Conried's
veins has accomplished a theatric
wonder In giving to America a na
tional play house. 1st es nlcht so,
JX &
Those Jolly Grass Widows have
been making hay while the sun shono
on tho Lyric box ofllco. Judging by
the way the boys lined up at tho tick
et widow, the 'widows' left Salt Lako
with plenty of grass In their stock
ings. JX JX
That musically brilliant organiza
tion, tho Salt Lako Symphony orches
tra, will make Its reappearance next
month. This will be Joyful news to
those who worship at tho feet of Apol
lo. When It is remembered that this
is tho smallest city in America sup
porting a symprony orchestra, tho
musical Salt Laker should bo glad to
play a money tune on his cash regis
ter and proudly walk up to tho box of
fice. It Is about time for a reposeful
drama something bathed In sun,
shine, birds in tho trees and sweet
smiles on tho face of naturo to come
our way and carry us far from tho
thrills of melodrama and Jingles of
musical comedy. Wo of tho gallery
lovo our manly hero of course wo
do and wo of tho parquet llko tho
dressy show girls who doesn't? But
there comes a tide In tho affairs of
theatro goers which taken at tho floou
carries us too far away from tho
shoro lino of good old home-spun
drama. So why not rejoice that "Un
der Southern Skies" will soon bo at
the Salt Lake theatre? Tho play hab
won approval in tho cast as some
thing quite successful in winning back
our tired selves to a now and restful
kind of drama. Lottie Parker, whoso
" 'Way Down East" is a grateful mem
ory, Is tho author of "Under Southern
Skies" and should bo a guarantee that
this new story of tho southland is an
altogether charming play.
"Under Southern Skies" will bo
seen at tho Salt Lake theatre soon.
"Tho Marriage of Kitty," which wo
saw last year, Is a nearby attraction.
You remember how Kitty was mar
ried for convenience, tho husband and
wife living apart, but, in tho end,
each finding tho other so very ngroo
ablo, that they gradually fell Into lovo
and over after lived happily together.
Tho play Is full of innocent, laugh
able complications, and tho good na
ture with which husband and wife dis
cuss their prospective divorce is
something Joyously hilarious. But tho
divorce never takes place and Kitty
keeps her husband to the end of the
., 1
Salt Lako City, Utah, Nov. IB, l'JOG.
Editor Truth: Having Just returned
home, I concluded that a fow thoughts
and Impressions gained while on an
eight months' tour In tho oast would
bo of some Interest and might do
some Httlo good. I visited many of
the great cities In tho east and was
impressed by their magnlllconco In
size and structure and architectural
splendors. Now York City stands
alone In Its greatness and its gruii
deur. Hero can bo seen tho loftiest
and most subllmo things In human
life, and tho lowest and most de
praved. Tho rich seem to bo getting
richer and haughtier tho poor seem
to bo getting poorer and moro dis
contented. The words "master" and
"servant" are thoroughly dcilncd. If
ono wishes to study tho phases of hu
man life, stand for a whllo on Fifth
avenuo and watch tho rich In their
magnificent vehicles, with their lack
eys. The face of tho master is cold
and stern. Tho face of tho lackey is
dull and Ignorant. Tho actions of tho
haughty as they rido along seem to
convey tho thought: "I am greater
than thou; did you seo my dia
monds?" They llvo entirely from
without. Tho sunlight of fraternal
love, If they over had any, seems to
have been driven from their souls by
egotism and luxury. As Elbert Hub
bard says: "Pennies trying to bo halt
dollars." In conversation with a lady
in Chicago sho said to mo: "Tho em
ployer treats tho employee llko a dog.
The poor peoplo treat tho common
tradesmen as though thoy wero dogs.
There is no cheer, no sunshine, no
good morning."
The great cities, Now York, Buffalo,
Cleveland, Kansas City, Chicago, are
all growing very fast. The immensity
of the buildings that aro being erect
ed go beyond ono's conception unless
he Is on the ground to see them. Kan
sas City has contracts made for over j i
$20,000,000 in business structures ;
alone. In my estimation, Kansas City ml
Is destined to bo ono of tho greatest Wjv
cities In America; but with all this Jw
physical splendor and advancement, mm
there aro rumblings of discontent Bin
among tho masses of tho people. Tho dJC'j
exposures of so many thieves In high y I
places, men who woro tho Ideals in UAI
business, and oven in lines pertaining ll
to tho intellectual, liavo caused con- III
stornatlon amongst tho conservative, III
tho great middles class of our citizens. JSjl
Grafting, as It Is called, Is a Joke and Jill
a byword amongst thousands of poo- 1 II
pie ono meets on his travels. Tho j jl
burlcsquo on tho golden rulo in David IJI
Harum, cast an untold evil Influcnco Oil
throughout tho country, namoly, tho jjll
reversing of tho golden rulo, "Do him j
fust." This seems to bo applied and lvl
laughed at. Ill
What struck mo most particularly li
was tho rollglous llfo of tho people, rjl
or I might say, tho lack of it. Tho ,11
tldo of rollglous thought seems to bo II
ebbing and flowing, unstable. Tho II
old faiths aro giving way, or tho peo- I l
plo aro deserting thom for ovory cult ' jl
seemingly possible to the Imagination jl
of men. Thcro aro tho Hannlshltes, ; II
tho Lchltes, tho Spencerltcs and j I
scores of other Ites, with ovory Imag- I
inablo derivation of tho thought dc- , I
rived from Mrs. Eddy, or Christian vl
Science "Holy mothers," (?) "Holy vM
fathers" (?) aro as numerous as tho ;l
stars in tho bluo nbovo In tho largor
cities of tho cast, and each has a ml
following. Many of tho old tlmo jfl
churches on Sunday aro empty, but 1 1
tho places of tho now fads aro crowd- ' ,
ed. What is going to bo tho control- M
ling religious thought of tho futuro Is '3m
a mattor of conjecture, but at tho 1
prosest tlmo thcro Is unrest overy- p I
where. Tho eloquent speakers, such ijl
as Gonzalus and Mangcsarlan, tho Mc- '
Intyrcs and tho Elmer Goshens, nil l
have largo audiences. IH
I found in tho east very much pre- f'M
You could not wish to seo a Iner assortment of Desks, Book- H
cases and Library Chairs than aro now adorning our dlspluy
Nor could you wish for moro artistic designs, nor moro '
honest construction. If thero is anything lacking in your H
lirbary it can be easily supplied from our carefully solocted H
stock. ,H

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