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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
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• - 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
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combdv. r^ ma - The Minstrel of Clare!
Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, This Theater Will Close for Two Weeks.
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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
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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.
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circus this company has heretofore transported, . Yours ver,- truly, C, F. SMURR,
General Freight Agent, Southern Pacific Company.- •
v -; ; " '■'■- " : " ■' •" ""•■;• •': " :; " J
BEYOND ALL COMPARISON THE LARG-
EST SHOW EVER ORGANIZED!
IT A BIG CIRCUSES A
until I Hilliuo ■
S^^»-^^^lo'si^^r^%^^^Ssi?St» :a *^ Astounding, Bewildering and Inexplicable Me-
V IK^^vMP^''^BStxt^aKbX'iXw^3^i[ ' teoric Surprises— A dozen Sterling Acts
fe^jf^^a^^^'^^fe^^^^^^^^ x so ° -ALL STAR ARTIST^!- ■ 300
fyLJj I^' ' yWjJtf^ /^rsEar»_r ZJiSFI?^ j--> he only lad - v clowns and ring mistresses, intro-
YjFjK*^^~' "iK^C&E^LiW H^KQNRwi^B ducins all new, exclusive features. Imperial
[gfrgg^— — ~^ c lJ a^C^ J^Stv B*§3w ( ?SP?l& Roman Hippodrome, Races and Gala Day Sports.
P -^r^*^ ir^^ B «TSS=»-*i.*'/?^^•s'JmC^Bi ''• vrlt-EJ-A. 1 JCJO 1 MALE AND FEMALK
' \«s- — —-rsTrtS" ' M > *?tecTr- s ». ! ' F%& '•SyZAZfInSA V.T 1 1 XU^rV 1 XLiO i. MALE AND FEMALE
°-* 7 *'''~°"~'~v3'i!ui\o'> * r .-vS£mXVM± equestriennes; MIDAIR ORIGINALI-
- I—^*i r— ;... .- . — ~>-w nil ■mm i— TIKSj ATHLETES, ACROBATB AND GEN-
ERA I, PERFORMERS. Greatest clowns. AerFal Sensations! 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. ■ . .

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