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THE STAGE The din of the theatrical season in reases. Announcement follows an- nouncement. One of tbe Eastern dra matic writers alleges that the "hard times" are causing the managers and act ors to get in their work early. The ban ners handing on the outer walls tell which way the theatrical procession will move for many weeks to come. Actors who have good engagements are envied by those who have none, and there is a rush to get in early. This is the substance of what is told in a column perspiringly con tributed to an Eastern journal when every editorial-room was a "hot box" indeed, with a temperature crowding "100 degrees above." So be it, if this proves to be the general condition of affairs, while it may be bad for the Thespians, the manager will have no excuse for filling up his companies with a substratum of sawdust and red paint. The real, Simon pure actor ought to be found in abundance in the lesser number of companies to travel the cir cuits. The patron of the box office will revel in seeing the work brought upward to the standard fixed by the popular un derstanding of what nature and natural acting mean. What is bad for the actor may be good for the audience, if the man agers have a chance to take their pick of the talent. Probably, however, the East ern writer has overstated the case. All over the country the European operatic starß are coming in for a gentle "roast" for reasons heretofore alleged. The public will watch with much curi osity the outcome of the farce, which might fairly be entitled "Wanted: Every thing in Sight, or Nothing," according to one view or the case. But the more direct gaze of tbe public will be fixed on the local stages in the im mediate future. The attractions of a week are mentioned below. /U the Baldwin. The second and last week of "The Gay Parisians" is announced at the Baldwin. The hit the farce made can best be told by the enormous business it did and it looks as if the second week will be fully as large. The company is a remarkably good one and reflects credit upon Manager Charles Frohman. W. J. Ferguson, who made an impression a long while since as Mor timer, the valet in "Beau Brnmmell," is always a comedian of the first considera tion. In this play he is the gay Parisian who takes the other man's pretty wife out for the evening. His conception of the character of the man, momentarily prompted to do something risky in spite of his own inclination to be henpecked, to roll bacK twenty years of the past, eradi cate his wife, who is an old bore, and make a nisrnt of it, does not suggest a caricature, as is usual, but a real bit of amusing human nature. Mr. Ferguson keeps the humor of the situations ricely balanced between comedy and farce and hi* playing is very enjoyable throughout. As the wife, the personal attractions of such a player as Sadie Martinot are in keeping. Miss Martinot is well fitted to appear at the head of such a clever com pany of comedy artists. Her husband is forcibly presented by Charles Wells. The character of an old widower, who stutters whenever the weather is damp, and who besides has four young daughters dangling about him, is enacted by a capital peraonator of eccentric parts, James Bar rows, who should be recalled in the char acter of the old sergeant in "Shenandoah." In his way Mr. Barrows is quite as finished a comedian as Mr. Ferguson. He con tributes a great deal of humor to several situations in this play. It is he who holds the clew to all the complications that seem about to be revealed at the final climax; but a thunder-storm gives him impedi ment of speech at the critical moment. This is a neat bit of invention on the part of the playwrights. Mrs. E. J. Phillips does some excellent work as the wife of the advice-giver. Margaret Gordon plays the French servant with a captivating chic, and as a matter of fact, there is not a badiy piayed character in tbe entire piece. The last performance of "The Gay Pari sians" will be given next Sunday night, August 30. Galifomia Jheater. To-night at the California Theater the public will see the last performance of Chauncey Olcott's prosperous engagement at that popular theater. The bill for to night will be "The Minstrel of Clare," the same that has been entertaining audiences during the past week at that well-known playhouse. The performance is one that offers an unusual amount of enjoyment for lovers of this class of drama. After a closure of two weeks, beginning with to-morrow night the California The ater will offer a decidedly novel and suc cessful melodramatic production, "On the Bowery," which will bring out as the cen tral figure of many exciting and thrilling incidents the famous Steve Brodie. Be sides fioing that it sets forth an exciting sensational story and contains a number of most amusing character studies. Some of the scenes are not only very handsome but also quite different in de scription from any ever shown with any other piay. The saloon scene is unique by reason of the oeculiar decorations of Brodie's place on tbe Bowery. The Brook lyn bridge scene is a novelty. The spec tator seems to look along 800 feet of a northern driveway. This effect was ob tained by the scenic artist, John H. Young. The pier scene, with the ware house, watchbouse and shipping, also is quite unlike any stage wharf scene. The second act, which is almost as long as all trie other acts put together, is a series of laughable scenes in Steve Brodie's Bow ery refreshment resort. As many funny things as might occur in the real saloon in a month are compressed in this single act. The Columbia Jheater. "The Social Trust" will have its first production on any stage at the Columbia Theater to-morrow evening. "The Social Trust" is a new play written especially for the Frawley Company by the two well known authors, Hillary Bell and Ramsay Morris. It is a comedy-drama, the story of which is founded upon the incidents connected with the famous Cordage Trust. The play will have the advantage of inter pretation at the hands of the Frawley Company, including Wilton Lackaye, Mrs. Thorndyke Boucicault, Miss Blanche L. Bates and all of the important mem bers of the Frawley Company, including the reaDpearance of T. Daniel Frawley himself. For this production special scenery and stage effects have been got up, and it is not unlikely that following the present engagement the play will be taken to New York City for a run. The drama is replete with incidents. The main spring of action is the marriage of Frederick Brewster to Lillian Cornell. He is a New Yorker of social posi tiop and is the head of the Cordage Trust. He married Lillian because it is necessary to raise money to carry on his schemes, although he is in love with Mr?. Hallock, wife of the originator of the Cordage Trust, and Lillian is in love with Charteris King, a young author. The marriage is repugnant to Lillian, of course. Brewster's financial schemes fail and he tries to blackmail his wife. He has already risKed her dowry. There are striking scenes following which include a quarrel between the husband and wife over the refusal of the latter to attend Mrs. Hal lock's ball. The last act occurs in Brew ster's lihrary, at 1 a. m., directly after the ball. It shows his frantic endeavors to force money from Airs. Morton, his wife's aunt, through an attempt at blackmailing his wife's character. Mrs. Morton stands firm, refusing to believe ill of Lillian. Mrs. Nelson, ttie one person who can sustain his charge, and who knows that Lillian is innocent, although she unwittingly fell into the trap laid for her, is dragged into the scene. After much diplomatic hedging and equivocating she finally, when pinned down, utters a deliberate lie and saves Lillian. Almost at the same mo ment Hallock discovers a note written by his wife to Brewster, and mad with jeal ousy and rage he shoots the latter dead. Qrarvd Opera-|louse. The attraction at Morosco's Grand Opera-house during the coming week will be "A Nutmeg Match." This is a charac ter stody of rural life in Connecticut. There are striking incidents in the four acts, which include an attempted murder by means of a piledriver which is averted by the opportune arrival of the heroine. A piledriver, operated by a regular steam engine, is on the stage. The play has been produced in this City before, so that the story is familiar to all theater-goers. The author is William Haworth, who wrote "The Ensign." The stars of the cast will be Lottie Williams, soubrette; Edward J. Heron, low comedian.' The Grand Opera house has been doing a fine business dur ing the past week. In "A Nutmeg Match" Lottie Williams takes the role ol Cinders, and Mr. Heron will be George Washing ton Littleoales. JiVoli Opera-House. The eighth week of tne season of Eng lish and Italian grand opera at the Tivoli Opera-house will be devoted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings to elaborate presentations of Verdi's lyric drama in four acts founded upon the younger Dumas' celebrated story, "La Dame anx Camellias," well known in English as the emotional story and drama of "Camille." Jn the role of Violetta Valery Mme. Natali scored a great THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1890. triumph both in Europe and this country. Bhe has fully recovered the use of her splendid voice and will doubtless duplicate her great success in "11 Trovatorc." Signor Michelena will sine his favorite role of Alfred Gerrnont; Signor Maurice de Vries, the noble role of Georges Germont, his father. The remaining roles will be in eood nands. On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings Mascagni's celebrated drama in two acts, "Cavalleria Rusticana," will be rendered, preceded by the balcony and marriage scenes from "Romeo and Jnliet.' ' The cast from "Cavaileria Rusticana" will include Nina Bertini Humphreys as San- tuzza. Martin Pache as Turridu, Bernice Holmes as Mamma Lucia, and John J. Raffael as Alfio, the carrier. This will be preceded by the balcony and marriage scenes of "Romeo and Juliet," with Signor Fernando Micheienaas Romeo and Signor Abramoff as Friar Lawrence, and Nina Bertini Humphreys as Juliet. For the ninth week, by special request, "Rigo letto" will be given with Signor M. de Vries as the jester; also Verdi's historical opera "Ernani." Great preparations are being made for a scenic revival of Verdi's "Aida." y\t the Orpheum. Another great bill of vaudeville stars and novelties is announced at the Orpheum for this week. It is some time since a ma gician has been seen in the Orpheum or in the City, for that matter. One of the most clever of such on the vaudeville stage has been secured. Albini was seen -here years ago and was counted as exceptionally clever at that time. He has just com pleted a tour of the world and he returns loaded with paraphernalia, ideas and won ders. Mr. Albini is tne inventor of all the tricks that he performs. Newspapers and magazines have given a great deal of space to accounts of the mysteries of In dia, occultism, hypnotism and the mar vels of magic. Albini devotes his time to the marvels of magic and East Indian mysteries and gives a most pleasing enter tainment. Richard Pitrot, an excellent mimic, will appear in impersonations. He is a wonder ful facial artist. It is expected that he will make even a bigger hit this time at I the Orpheum than he did a few years ago lat the Bush-street Theater. Miss Nellie ! Maeuire will appear in character songs. | Favor dfc Sinclair, who made such a hit last j week, have some new things to tell and sing about. Mr. Favor will, however, con tinue to sing "Girl Wanted," the song that has won him so many encores. The bill will also include Mildred Howard, the ! Trilby dancer; Sydney de Gray, Herr j Techow's trained cats, the Nelson Sisters j and others, including Biondi, who remains j for one week more, but this will positively [be his. last appearance fri this City. He l has been one of the greatest drawing cards that the Orpheum has ever had. The new Wein-Stube open? this week, and promises | to be popular as an annex to the Orpheum. Matinees on every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. J\t the Alcazar. The Alcazar Theater, under the new management of Belasco, Doane & Jordan, opens to the public Monday, August 31. The opening production will be Nat Good win's laughable comedy, "Turned Up." The cast, with the exception of the lead ing man, is as follows: Amy Lee, Adele Belgarde, Miss May Buckley, Miss F. M. Bates, Mrs. Henry Vanderhoff, Hattie Foley, Rosella La Faille, Frank Doane. J. B. Polk, F. B. Clayton, Richardson Cotton, Carl Smith, W. A. Belasco. At the GKutes. Every novelty obtainable is constantly presented at the Chutes on Haight street and the grounds are full of life every after j noon and evening. The scenic railway, trolley, chutes, merry-go-round and other I nerve-freshening devices are constantly in i operation. "Joe Storms," the only orang | outang in America, will be seen for the | last time here to-day. At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon Emil Markeberg, who is without doubt the most daring aeronaut on earth, will make an other balloon ascension and parachute drop. Last Sunday he went up with bis I balloon on fire, effected a safe landing and I helped extinguish his blazing airship when it got back to the ground. Performances are given at the Casino every evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The bill for the ensuing week will include the De Fiilipis, whirl wind dancers; a Japanese conjurer and a troupe of Japanese acrobats, Grace Le« nore, a girl cornetist, and vocalists and character impersonators. Notes From fi\\ Quarters. Maggie Cline will bring out her new piece, "On Broadway," for a tour of the coast. "The Prisoner of Zenda" will make its first tour of the country this coming sea son. It will be seen at the Baldwin Octo ber 5. Jumes K. Hackett and Isabel Irv ing are in the cast. "The Foundling," with Cissy Fitzgerald at the head of the company, will come to the coast this season. There is to be a regular performance of ,"The Gay Parisians" at the Baldwin Thea ter to-night (Sunday). "The Gay Parisians," under the title of "A Night Out," still continues to crowd the Vaudeville Theater, London. Miss Rose Adler will be tendered a fare well testimonial on August 15, prior toner departure for the Berlin Operatic School. Georgia Cay van has begun rehearsals at Palmer's Theater in New York City for her starring tour, which begins on Octo ber 3. The great Lyceum Theater success, "The Wife," will be the next play at the Columbia Theater, to follow "The Social Trust." The most elaborate preparations are being made scenically for "The Social Trust," which is to be given for the first time upon the stage at the Columbia Theater. "Trilby" is still booming in Australia. Jennie Reiffarth's Madame Vinard is pro nounced the best of old-woman acting that has been seen on the Australian stage in a long time. A large number of tickets are being dis posed of by Court Golden State No. 22, F. of A., for their benefit nights, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next, at tha Columbia Theater. The entire tour of "Chimmie Fadden" will be under the management of Messrs. Fried lander, Gottlob & Co., of the Colum bia Theater. There is considerable inter est manifested in its performance here. E. M. and Joseph Holland entertained Henry Guy Carleton at Quisett, Cape Cod, last week, where they listened to "Two Men of Business," the new play which Mr. Carleton has writteu for them. A special department of instruction in operatic acting will be added to the Co lumbia Theater School of Dramatic Art, and Professor Roeckel and Cantor Stark are mentioned in connection with the corps of instructors. Sutton Vane's great play "Homanity," "The Cotton King" and "Old Glory," a comedy-drama new to the coast, will all be presented here by William A. Brady, in cluding Joseph Grismer and Phoebe Davies, at the Columbia Theater. Robert Hilliard will not present his new comedy, "The Mummy," at the outset of his season, but will produce it some time along in the early part of next year. He will open his season in his great success, "Lost — Twenty-four Hours." The interest in New York regarding the early appearance of the Mapleson Opera Company in that city is said to be most unusual. The colonel has secured an array of taJent for his company and the reper toire which he intends to present will con tain some decided novelties. Thirteen young ladies and gentlemen of the Columbia Theater School of Dramatic Art assisted in the performance of the "Masqueraders' 1 last week with Charles Frohman's Empire Theater Stock Com pany. One oi the graduates, James Keane, played a small part effectively. The companw that will present Scott Marble's comedy - drama "Tennessee's Pardner" next season, includes Harry Mainhall, Charles B. Hawkins, Esther Williams, Jane Emerson and other players of <qual prominence. Arthur C. Alston will manage the tour and T. J. Meyers will be the representative. Chauncey Olcott will begin a three nights' engagement at the Macdonough Theater in Oakland, presenting "Mavour neen" on Monday evening, "The Irish Artist" on Tuesday night and the "Min strel of Clare" on Wednesday. Seats are now on sale at popular prices. The Re liance Club of Oakland will attend the first performance of "Mavourneen." The English version of Sardou'a Na poleonic play, "Madame Sans Gene," will be presented for tbe first time in this City at the Baldwin Monday evening, August 31. Aside from Napoleon the chief figure is Catherine Hubscher, the laundry girl who married Lefebre and snared with him his honors when he became Marshal of France and Duke of Dantzig. The scene NEW TO-DAY- AMUSEMENTS. AL HAYMAN & CO.'S THEATERS. ■ ■ ■-.■■■■■ ■ . . ..'-.■■■ i Baldwin sunday included. TO=NIQHT! THIS SUNDAY NIGHT ! AND EVERY EVENING NEXT WEEK! • - Enormous Success Here of the Latest Laughing Success, "THE GAY PARISIANS!" ' . '..-.' "Uproariously funny."— Chronicle. I "New and piquant. I .'— Examiner. '- "Won the tribute of a night of laughter."— Cam.;. "Full of life and vim."— Post. -"Made a positive hit."— Keport. "Keeps the au- dience laugbinar irom the opening to the close."— Bulletin. v '■;■ MATINEE SATURDAY. LAST TIME SUNDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 80. EXtra THE GREATEST PRODUCTION OF THE AGE, SARDOU'S MASTERPIECE, Aug. 31, Madame Sans Gene. mTTTTi. rH>Tr^TlVr A T NEW YORK CAST, KATHRYNKIDDER in the Title Role. 1 XI VJ V/JtiUjr xx J-J -Gorgeous Scenery, Costumes and Accessories. NO INCREASE IN PRICES! ; The sale of Seats for this notable engagement will.begin at the Box-office of ! the BALDWIN : 1 HEAT -X, : THURSDAY, AUGtST ;[ 87 Those living out of the city can engage Seats by letter or telegram. All orders will be numbered upon receipt and the local ion of Seats will be issued in keeping with th<> number the order bears. "■ ■' ~—m^^^^^m—mmm^m—m—mmm ' . I . ATTH . 1 TO-NIGHT! I chauncey California last time 1 OLCOTT. combdv. r^ ma - The Minstrel of Clare! Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, This Theater Will Close for Two Weeks. Monday, Sept. 7 ;:...-.. STEVE BROPIK in.:..... .....: ■ : . ..ON TH BOWERY., ■ MOROSCO'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE. J -'•-:'• ■ '•-. - • .- '■'.:'■'-[■ \ The Handsomest Family Theater la America.' :■: ' . ; ; :, WAX.TER MOROSCO i..;..'. •."..:;.....■...:•.•'.'•"• '•.••'• ...■.':':';'.~'.-:v:".r. "..■•;.■.'... '..; : .;801e Lessee and Manager .. TO-NIGHT PERFORMANCE OF , JAMES M. BROPHY in "THE ENSIGN." NE32CT WEEK "!' ' MONDAY, : AUQUST 24, .:-,..'; :•.'■•-■•"; T"WO STARS ! : ' - LOTTIE WILLIAMS, ED. D. HERON, " SOUBRETTS, v ..--[.*< ... WW COMEDIAN, . • . '."."' In the Intensely Funnir Comedy Drama, ■:■':, :'-;',; /^ . • : ,'■ A NUTMEG MATCH ■■■■"• A Study of Connecticut Farm Life by Wm. Haworth, Author of "The Ensign." . Wonderful Scenic Kffccts! Amusing Situations 1 A Thrilling Piledriver Scene I j •~ ''-.*:! New Songs! Sew Specialties!; New Dances! ; ONLY THE^usuAiJ ; POPULAR PRICES. i I of the prologue is in Catherine's laundry in Paris during the French revoiuiion. The street without is filled with skurrying soldiers and revolutionists. Catnerine is engaged to Lefebre, who is a sergeant in the nrmy, and one of her customers is Na poleon, who is obliged to ask Catherine for credit. Nineteeiryears elapse between the first art, and Napoleon is then at the height of his power. His sisters become angry at Mme. Lefebre and ti e Empe ror orders her husband to divorce her. She pleads ncr own cause so weil that she secures a high p ace in Napoleon's favor. Kathryn K.idaer essays the part of Cathe rine Hubscher and Augustus Cook is the Napoleon. The<.;>sland thestajre settings are the same as in v:" original production. The popular tragedian, Frederick Warde, goes East this week and will commence his next season at Richmond, Va., on the 21st of September. He intends to make "King Lear" the principal play of his repertoire, and will present it on a most elaborate scale, entirely in Keeping with his usual manner of giving com Dlete pro ductions. Later in the season he will bring out for the first time his new romantic play entitled, "The Rise of Iskander." The dramatic recital given at San Lean dro by Miss Retena Helen Owens, assisted by Mrs. Eva Wren, Edward Thornton and Miss A. Mabel Hassey, was a success of great merit. Miss Owens won the audi- i ence by her natural grace and manner. Her ability as a dramatic reader was shown in her rendition of "Hagar" by Nicholson. Her other numbers, including Merrill's "Soul of the Violin," wer.; well received. Tne musical numbers given were good. In relating her experiences with Euro pean audiences, Mme. Bloomfield Zeisler says: "Those ol the far north and the far south are warm, appreciative and demonstrative. In the midiile portion of the country they are calm and temperate. But everywhere they are more demon strative than American audiences. It, is harder to make a big success in America than tnere. If people are acknowledged here, they are sure of it there." Sydney Chidley of Morosco's Grand Opera-house, the corresponding secretary for California of the Protective Alliance of Scenic Painters, has received intimation from the president of the alliance that the National Alliance of Theatrical Siage Em ployes have passed at their convention at Detroit a resolution that after the first of January next no scenery will be handled unless painted by a member of the al liance. IN FRUITVALE, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lawlor Pleasantly Entertain Their Friends. A large number oi friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. £. J. Lawlor of Fruitvale assem bled at Foresters' Hall Saturday, August 1, for the purpose of spending a social evening. Dancing, singing and games of various kinds were indulged in until midnight, when the guests retired to tne residence of the hosts to partake of a bountiful supper. The following excellent programme was one of the features of the evening: Jo«eph i Hanson, singing: and recitations; Ed Fisber I and Joseph Dick man, duet ; R. and J. Hooper, I mandolin and guitar; Miss L. Christcnson, vocal solo; G. Lamb, vocal solo; Messrs. Steere, Lind, Colsting and Davidson, quartet. Amonij those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. i Riley, Mr. and Mrs. P. La Strange, Mr. and ] Mrs. J. McCormack, Mr. and Mrs. H. Broad- ! way, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. I Bassett; Messrs. T. R. Bassett, D. Riley, "C. ! Zimmerman, W. Barry, Joseph Maloney, F. j Hobson, G. Hofschnider, P. Blake, A. Turn- i bull. H. Koopraan. J. Low, S. McKinnon, G. j Gray, Harry Law. or, W. Fahrnam, T. Bridge; ; Miss Maggie Bussett, Miss Lettie Bishop, Miss Estella Ryder, Miss Loretta Ryder, Miss Lillian Riley, Miss Annie McCormack, Mlrs Lizzie Zimmerman, Miss Minnie Tietz, Miss Carrie Petersen, the Misse: Annie, Mamie and Susie i Broadway. Miss Hilda Bergquist, Miss Emma I Bishop, Miss Mamie Woods, Miss Maloney and others. Hill Taller Concert. MILL VALLEY, Cal.. Aug. 22. -There was a grand concert given here on Wednes day evening last for the benefit of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The programme was long and varied, and was followed by dancing, and lkht re freshments were served. The Bellevue Hall was crowded to excess. Miss Daisy Keane produced a well merned encore in a soprano solo. Mrs. J^ongstroth elicited much merriment by a recitation on negro mimicry. The whole affair was a financial and vocal success. Thomas Slater has a message for every man on page 32. Don't fan to read it. .. .^ — —^. —^ ... .. — NEW TO-DAT— AMUSEMENTS. San Francisco, GRAND OPHfTI *7 The flrBt visit to Central Park, OPENING, \Hrl A California of the IV omy Mery Aft. at 2. Thursday jl I I.j I. -II America talk. ly.oniy Mery Kve.ats. Even-g, KfMJL Li U I America talk. Misptaßy tie Largest Show on Earth! I v^^2 Biggest Menageries' y^^^^^v BASED ON MILLIONBI^^^ fc^^SHOWS UNlTED.^^ap^^Thousand Wondersl^^^J "The new aggregation one of the most powerful in the world."— New York Herald. • Earth's Greatest, Grandest and Most Stupendous Tented Exhibitions. Read what General Freight Agent C. F. Smurr of the Southern Pacific Railroad says " . . : r — . ■■■ "■ ■ — ~ — ~~ — ~~~ —^s . San Francisco, July 15, 1896. 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Presenting for the first time In this city the biggest and most extensive exhibit, of rare wild beasts. , , - . • 100— CHARIOTS, CAGES, OPEN DENS, AQUARIUMS, aviaries and pageant CARS— IOO Tne only. Educated Seals and Sea Lions! Pair .1 ' — — "" Of Giant Hippopotami! , Two-horned Rhinoceros! \vi s\3\ tf^\~?' v ' / f Ti/'^/A^. Enormous I'olar.Bear! Great Family of Lordly ■ : J& -CThSiudE®W. ' ''■ *jXst%tlH!rSim Lions! Royal Bengal Tigers ! Full Floe Kof Great \W' ,<l?T^.-S^^'t bfflcC lit I'xZr TL^ix , "fC^i Monster Menageries Combined— The largest o?^^^^^^ ;<^^3Sy^ l! ?^^^^^s^^^; wild animal exhibit on earth. 2— Double Herds of tJyivftwßi#Mfc '^B^^BBBItJIBI baby elephant in the world. Indisputably the big- Best and richest show ou earth, and the only great 'Swy^^SSi! &*?■%'ss^^Zrffl^ffe§oi?SSl'_^S[^3w§*' one— noted for its matchless magni;ude, magnifl- Y^j^^fflr^Tr^^jKjW^C^^^TlfT^r^ CT7I? The grand inaugural resplendent double YiW^^^^^^^9^^^^)f^^^^^vh^ OJCi JCJ street pageant at 10 a. m. THURSDAY. I fa>^a^^^^*^^ i^' ; ff^gaefe.-^.'^S^ag^-»«. September 3. - revealing a golden avalanche of wild beast wonders and spectacular splendors. Two complete performances daily at 2 and 8 p.m. .-■ Doors open an ho i r car ler. Twelve mammoth water- proof tents— seating capacity 15,000; 25 uniformed ushers;" numbered coupon actually reserved seats on sale at Pacific Music Company, 816 Market street. Special cheaD excursions -will be run on all lines of travel. . •"< -• ■•>'. :.■■■...-.■■-■ ; -^ --'■.■■ ..r -•. .-:; •. ■ • ■ ■-■■--■■ - ■ The Big Show will exhibit at Redding August 24th, Chico 25th. Marysville 26th, Sacramento 27th, Napa 28:h. Santa Rosa 29:h. Oakland 31st, Salinas September Ist, San Jose 2d, Stockton 14th, Merced 15th, Fresno 16th. Hanford 17th, Tulare 18th,.Bakersfieldl9th. r Santa Barbara 21st, Los An- geles 22d and 23d, San Diego 24th, Riverside 25th, San Bernardino 26th. Cheap excursion rates from all 'points.' " ' •- - ■-■-■■■■--.. ■- ■:■■.■■■ ■;■• ■::■_■ . ■ : : . . ■. ■.- ■ . . .. ■. . _, . . - •_• 'fHICDLAnDLR.GOTTU)D« G>- u»ci* mo rwiAfitiWi •• • A.T LAST !i ■ MONDAY EyENINCKiAUQUST 84, FIRST PRODUCTION ON .ANY STAGE-— — . '.' '-■■<> The New Comedy-Drama . by Ramsay Morris and : Hillary Bell, " "THE SOCIAL TRUST" TO BE PRESENTED BY THE F*FLJ9LTVSrJL.^2'Y COMPANY WITH KNTI..E New Scenery, New Costumes, -New Stage Effects. . CAST OF CHARACTERS: Frederick Brewster Mr. Wilton Lackaye Lilian Cornell Mrs. Thorndyke-Bonclcault Daniel Ha110ck....... .....'....Mr. Maclyn Arbuckle Mrs. Bleecker Nelson .Miss Blanche L. Bates Charteris King......... Mr. Frank Worthing Mrs. Russell Cornell Miss Phosa McAllister Capt. -Beresford Wynne......... Mr. Tyrone Power Jars. William Morton Miss Madge Carr Cook Philip C0rne11........ .Mr. T. Daniel Frawley Mrs. Daniel Hallock... Miss Lansing. Rowan Edmund Brewster ...■.;. .........Mr. George Leslie Dora Sprague...; — Miss Hope Ross , OCR REGULAR POPULAR PRICES: Orchestra...... .'.....51 00 I Balcony ...25c and 500 Dress Circle ......:.." ......:;. '.:... 75c | Box and Loge Seats..:... .■ fi 00 THE CHUTES, CASINO ™?a™ OPEN TO-DAY FROM 10 A. M. TO 11 P. M. riONSTER NEW BALLOON! ASCENSION AND PARACHUTE DROP AT 4:30 P. M. BY fEmil Markeberg Tli© Hero of tla© Burning A irsliip I POSITIVELY LAST DAY OF "JOE," the Only Orang-Outang in America. ! Admission. 10 Cents. Children. Including Merry-Go-Round Ride, 5 Cents. 1 V 6L I OPERA-HOUSE tiiu- 4.KKJCSTXXK aKKLiNu. Proprietor &ai»u.*£*.- :. Season of Italian and English Grant! Opera Under Hie Direction of Mr. Gustav Hts ßiShi if) I TO-NIQHT D AST ; i TIME VtBDI'S POPULAR OPERA; •ML TROVATORE.' 5 —GREAT CAST Snpeib Scenery. Correct Costumes. — TO-MORROW EVENING r - ■•' v . Also Wednesday, Friday and Sunday,' "LA TRAVIATA.' 1 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, ••CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA" : And Balcony and Marriage Scenes from "ROMEO AND JULIET Popular Prices— 2sc and :50c. . O'FarreU street/: 1 Between Stockton nniPows' .... ■ Matinee To-Day i (Sunday), August 23. Parquet, . any seat, 1 25c: •' Balcony," any seat, 10c; -;i'\'.\ Children," 10c,' any, part..- ' r EDWARD FAVOR and EDITH SINCLAIR. SYDNEY DE GRAY.and MILDRKD HOWARD. .. Last Appearance of "* -7 — T.A:/ KENNEDY 2^— : ' Prior to His Departure tor Kurope. ':' LAST AIPEARAXCK-BLACK PATH. SUTRO BATHS. . Open Daily from 7 a. m. Until 11 p. m. ; .. Concert Every Afternoon and Kvening. ■■•■■ General Admission— Adults 10c, (.:nlldr«»n sc. T- •;; CAL. BASEBALL LEAGUE. \ SIXTEENTH AND FOLSOM STS. SAN FEANCISiO) vs. PERI AS. __l__:Oame; Called at 2:30 p. m.^--^— • ADMISSION 25 CENTS.: LADIES FBEJE L display: 1 PELECTRIC]4OTIY&POWER $ Transmitted fßo^ fbLSOM IYIIPT If Afl TO EXHIBIT yyil 1 fnlk to attend EXCURSION BATES. BRSgn DR. HALL'S nEIJVIGOKATOB HL^^W^a THIS. SECRP3T REMEDY stops £•**& ■ fi) S l losses in 24 hours. Restores a Manhood, Enlarges - Small ? Organs, THIS SECRET KEMEUY stop* all losses in 24 hours. Restores Manhood, Eularges Small Organs, HB r- BE cures Emissions, Impotency, Varlco- f7j|*j Pi^ cele, Uonorrhcßa, Gleet, Fits, Stric- EraH I* t tures, Blood Disease and all wasting K%3 ES ! effects of -elf Abuse or Excesses. Kg^faJgrg;^ Sent sealed, $2 per bottle, TURKU BOTTLES, $5: guaranteed -to cure any case. : DR. HALL'S MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 1 855 Broadway, Oakland, Cal. - All - private ; diseases - quickly cured. . ' Send for , free book. ■ . .