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THE STAGE I went late into the Columbia Theater the o her evening, which is an nnpar.ion able thing to do. B-'ing conscious of my ill-loins, I paused in the foyer to wait till the curtain went dowi, when a famihar voice struck my ear with aatonis ment. It was Maxine Elliott's diction ; tiiere \va3 no mistaking it. I jeered through the curtains, wondering how the fair divorcee had been spirited there. But no! Blanche Bates occupied the center of the stage, Blanche Bates in the corporeal presence, which philosophers say is a mere bubble, ami in this case it was more true than usual, for her underlying personality seemed to be that of Mesine Elliott. Miss Bates' mannerisms and gestures, which used to be quick and nervou?, had taken on the ruore plßcid and rum'iiant — if one may say it of a lady— mannerisms of Maxime Ellio.t ; her voice hed caujrht the inflections of Maxine Elliott's voice and her smootn, rather affected way of reeling off her sentences, with a little gasp here and there, as if to suggest an emotion which she was not quite capable of ex pressing. Strangest of all, in the interpre tation of her part, Miss Bates' mind seemed to be running in the Elliott chan nels. Blanche Bates may be an ardent wor- Fhijier at Maxine Elliott's shrine, and in her artless admiration have unconsciously mimicked the (ricks of her voice and man ner. If she has done it with malice afore thouzht she certainly deserves to be con gratulated on her remarkable success, but having established her ability to do this sort of thing, she should give it up as quickly as possible. Maxine Elliott her self bears unmistakable traces of having tried to copy Ada Rohan — mO3t of the Daly graduates are afflicted with the Kehan gasp — ana Miss Bates may be aim ing at tnirher game than the fair Maxine when she plays aia Elliott. She is bright and clever enough, though, to work out her own salvation and throw models to the winds. "The Railroad of Love" in which Blanche Bates and the other Frawleys were playing, is one of those idyllic comedies in which the characters live and move and have their being only to make love, or be made love to. There are a coup eof fathers, and a few relations thrown in. but the fathers have but a sinj.'l« thought — that of seeing ilieir cbililr n wed. They lie awake at night pondering on suitable mates for tueir offspring, and the sole topic of Conversation during their waking hours is ot wedding boils and marriage sett.e ments. Comedies from the German are apt to be that v:ay, particularly comedies where the Augustin Daly has had a linger in the pie. "Th • Railroad of Love" is as beautifully, wholly and absorbingly given up to Cupid and bis wiles as "Countess Gacki" is, and every one re members tnat "Gucki" begins, continues and enas in sffairs of the heart. It is just like devouring a feast of straw berries and whipped cream, to "assist. "as the French say, at one of these comedies. Life is depicted aa we ureamed of it at ] sweet sixlcen, but viewed in the light of i more mature judgment, I, for one, cannot i dispel a dire foreboding as to the future of i ihe characters, when thoy are all married arv.l done for. Wnat will they talk about? What will the fathers have to occupy | tbeir minds, when the love affairs of their , children no longer burden them? How i will the children while away the weary ! hours without tie assistance oi Cupid? ! In "The Railroad of Love," Cousin "Val" ' will no doubt have her hands full looking i after that butterfly lieutenant of hers. He ! is just the sort of man who would be "to i one thing constant never." "The Railroad of Love" just suits the Frawlpy company. They make love and are loved brightly, charmingly and con j vincingly. There is a perennial youthful ness about them — a sort of Men rany come and men may go, But we make love forever, Which charms afresh every time they do it. You could not imagine them loving !in the mad. misguided way in which j Romeo and .TuJiat loved, and suffered and ; died. The Frawley lovprs are wail bred, j polite and decorous, just as tender and j impassioned aa ths rules of etiquette will ! permit tin m to be, but quite incapable |of growing vulgarly despairing or ye ! hement. The Fraw'eys have had such j long practice in polite comedies of "The | Railroad of Love" sort that I believe they : could compile a valuable volume for tn i etiquette series on "How to Make Love j With Proiriety." To judge from the Tivoli programme, | one would say that the theater employed a modest and retiring Mahatma to write its music. No composer's name is given on the programme except Lorraine's for that graceful music of the baliet suite. Yes! it mint be a Ma hatma who composed the rest of "Jack and the Beanstalk," and he writes charm ing music— bright, catchy and tuneful, and yet *iot popular enough to be vulgar or trivial. It does not matter to the pub lic how he gets bis inspirations, but my own opinion i 3 that he keeps up occult re lations with such masters of operetta as Offenbach, Franz yon Suppe, Audran, Jotiarm Straus;-, etc. Some of these mas ters are living and come have joined the i. reat majority, but that does not make any difference; the Tivoli's Mahalrua gets out on the astral plane, meets them all, discusses the newest things in comic opera, and comes home laden with bright and up-tc-date inspirations for the Tivoli's | next extravaganza. I have not heard Uie latest effusions of Strauss, Audran, etc., but judging from their earlier operettas they are not doing much bettor work than the Tivoii'3 Mxhatma. It was natural that Delia Fox's operas should fail a little flat compared with "B.ibes in the Wood," the music of "Little Trooper" for instance almost dc scived the fate, and if you compare the music of "Jack and the Beanstalk" with the music in "The Brownies" — well ! as Mra. Mslftpxop classically observes, "Ca THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1896. parisons are odorous." The long and the suortof the matter is that the Mahatma at the Tivoli lia-* spoilt us by pampering us on suoh bright, sparkling music, that we have grown too exacting in our comic opera tastes. It is years since I saw a ballet d'action, but an irrepressible longing to Dehold one seized me alter spend ing the other evening at the Or pbeutn, and finding that more by good luck than by good mana™<-in»nt Ctustnv Walter nas all the materials to hand for giving, not the "Excelsior" of "La Mula aetia," but one of the many pretty baiiets d'action that tell their stories by panto mime, without spectacular effects. If Adrien Kiralfy is not unworthy of his Drothers he knows a thing or two about putting on such productions, and the ac complished Phoires are equal to all the requirements of the- pantomime business. .As for the Orpheum coryphees, they are Retting very nicely broken into dancing, and if only a few tucks conld be taken out of the Orpheum s!a.:e to lensthen it Gus tav Walter might fairly dazzle the San Francisco public with a ballet-pantomime such as no manager would risk the cost of bringing across the continent. It is by a mere chance that all the materials are here, and I fear they will not be utilized, but as they say in "Patience": "Such an opportunity may not occur again." Marie Evelyn. Qreen-Room Qossip. Among the many would-be artists who tormen:ed Gustave Walter tor engage ments on the Orpheum Circuit while he was in New Yortc was a typical "leg it" of the kind more often pictured in the comic papers than seen in real life. He followed the vaudeville manager about, and one day cornered him in a restaurant where theat rical people are wont to congregate. He stated hia business, and Walter replied: 'Lets me see vat you can do; if you makes me laagb I gives you an encageruent." Forthwith the actor mounted a round table and started to give "bits" from "Romeo and Juliet.'' In his enthusiasm he overstepped the center point of the table and came tumbling down, table and all. Mr. Walter laughed, but the actor is stll waiting to be booked on the Orpheum. Circuit. They were young, they wore new clothes and had other characteristics that bespoke the wedding tour. They entered the lobby of tha Murray Hill Theater on Monday night. Without unlinking arms the happy pair walked up to the box-office. Ho asked: "Ii Mr. Myles playing in the 'Maccaroon?" The treasurer was abont to reply when tiio blushing bride exclaimed: "Why. Edward, you mean Andrew My;es in 'Macxerel.' " •'No, Kitty," he corrected, ••you area little mixed. It's — it's— it's — " "It's Andrew Mack in 'Myles Aroon,'" ventured the treasurer as ha laid down two cardboards and said, "Two dollars, please." Baldwin Theater. "Palmer Cox's Brownies" has but eight nights and. tnrec matinees more at the Baldwin Theater. Many amusing local isms have been interpolated during the past week, and for the remaining perform ances will be materially added to. "The Bro wines" will close each evening, as usual with the aerial ballet, which has be come one of the most applauded of the many interesting features of the perform ance. Little Gertie Carlisle, at the request of many of her admirers, will render at every performance commencing with this pvenir.g's, her popular number, "Ben Boit." O'i Monday, January 4, Denman Thomp son's favorite play, "The Old Homestead," comes to the Baldwin. The company will biin« tiie original old Homestead Double Quartet and a choir of twenty selected voices. Qrarxd Opera-j-louse A war drama, "Acrois the Potomac," replaces "She" a: Momsco's Grand Opera house on Monday night. It is the work of Augustus Pitou and Colonel Edward Aifnend. Colonel Alfriend is a Union K>ldi«t <vho pays due homage to the cour age and sincerity of the Southern soldier*. In fact, while the hero is a M-*ssachii!-etts man, liis sweetheart is from Virginia and her noble young brother is in the Con federate army. There are to be some elaborate scenic effects, especially in the preat batjl; scene, in which an entire company of the First Regiment, N. G. C, will participate. Beautiml Cora Macey, wno played She during the past week, is cast lor the female spy and wears uieu'a clothes. TiVoli Opera-House. The holiday production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" at the Tivoli Opera-house has met with great success and wili be contin ued until further notice. The three grand ballets and tha artistic grouping of the coryphees under the direction of Mons. Kemonde have made qua- a hit, and so have the fancy steps of the male dancer, Henella. The specialties, the cow and all the other features o' "Jack and the Bean- Malk," are good, and Ferris Hart man, W. H. West, John J. Raffael, Rhys Thomas, Maurice Darcy, Fre»i Kavanagh. W. H. Took?r, Master Jack Robertson. Jo^ie In tropidi, Elvia Croi Seabrooke, Amie Suits, Anna Schnabel appear to advantage in me leading roles. A second edition is now in preparation, in which many new songs, dances and jokes will be introduced. Columbia Jheater. This is the farewell week of the Frawley company, and it will be celebrated by a triple bill. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, that comicaf comedy by Martha Morton, "His Wife's Father," will be performed. It has been in the Frawley repertoire only a few months, bat during that time it has proved a drawing card. On Thursday and Friday nights and at the Friday matinee, "The Great Unknown" will form the bill. This is an Auguatin Daly comedy which was successful daring the last Frawley season. "Men and Women/ one of tiie ocst of tbe De Mille and Belasco .plays, wH form the bill at the Saturday matinee and on Bnturday night, and it will serve rs the farewell perform* n-je on Sunday evening. The Frawley company will not return to the Columbia till next summer. .Shortly they will start on a tour of the East. On Wednesday night, the 30th inst, the Pacific Cinst Commercial Travelers' As sociniion wiii take a benefit at the Colum bia Theater. At the Orpheum. i i With new evolutions for the ballets and some changes in the vaudeville end of the programme, the bill at the Orpneum for this week promises to be even stronger than last. Kiralfy has been putting his coryphees through new marches, etc.. and the aerial ballet has some new light effects, while the human butterflies have learned new curves of ihght. Zazelle and Vernon, the funny acrobats of List week, are on the bill and Cash man and Holcomb have new songs. Cler inont's trained animals ara in the last week of their engagement. The Phoites and their clever pantomime play an im portant part in the holiday bill. T:.e Dunbar sisters remain. Abachi ana Ma-ana, two new-comers, are said to be about the best acrobats and tumbles that Guslar Walter has yet dis covered. Alcazar Theater. "The Cricket on tbe Hearth" will be withdrawn from the Alcazar after to-day, and to-morrow evening "Niobe," a three act comedy by Harry and Edward Poul ton, adapters of "Ermiuie," will be pre sented. The story was in some points sug gested by Anstey's extravagant and amus ing tale, "The Tinted Vanus." NioDe, a fTO.OOO statue, 2000 years oid, is sud denly brought to life at an evening recep tion given by a wealthy New York insur ance man, the electric wires usel in illu minating her with incande cent lisrhts effecting the marvelous reincarnation. Her garments, which are decidedly an tique in character, are replaced by a more modern costume, and sne is made one of the euests of the evening. Her manners and customs are those oi ancient Greece, and the complications arising from her being thrown En witii nineteenth century people provide the amusement. The cast wilt include Beatrice Lieb as Niobe and the other par. s will be played by George O'bourne, Hugo Toland, Fran cis Powers, Fi.i'ik Clayton, May Buckley, Maude Hine, Frances Newton and Miss Bouvier. Miss Rosella La Faille will make her reappearance as Caroline Dunn. /U the GKutes. R. M. Brown, a one-legged cyclist who is going around the world on his wheel, has been engaged by the Haight-street management and will coast down the chutes and will land in the lake on his bicycle this afternoon and evening. Km il Markeberg wili make a balloon ascension aud parachute drop at 4 o'clock, and Juies Korto, the wonderful equilibrist, will walk down the chutes on a globe aft ernoon and evening. The Animatoscope shows a number of new scenes and it is rapidly becoming one of the features of the grounds. The San Francisco and Oakland school children are availing themselves of the management's vacation invitation and pleasant days see the place'packed. Loie Fuller's Return. La Loie Fuller will produce a panto mime entitled a "Paris Tragedy," as a feature of her engagement of four nights at the California Theater, commencing Thursday evening. Tho dancer has re turned this way en route to Mexico, where she is to fill an engagement booked some months ago and which she is under contract to fill prior to Her departure to Cuina. La Loie intends to make the pan tomime the bill for her re-entree to the Parisian stage next year. It calls for no sciall amount of pantomimic talent and Miss Fuller ha? secured the service of one of the cleverest artists in this line to as- list her in this act. Besides the panto mime Miss Fuller will bring out new dances, including the "Chinese Lady," 'The Shadow Dance." etc. There will be two matinees, one on Fr:day (New Year's day) and another on Saturday. "Messiah" for Gharihj. A very successful performance of "The Messiah was given in the First M. E. Church, San Jose, last Monday and Tues day, for the benefit of the Associated Charities. A large audience was present, and the various numbers of Handel's masterpiece were received with unstinted applause. A large and efficient chorus of San Jose singers, conducted by James Hamilton Howe, rendered the choruses, and the solo artists were: Mme. Yda de Seminario, soprano; Mi-s Carrie Foster McCiellan, contralto; Mr. Frank Coffin, tenor; Mr. S. Homer Henley, basso; Pro fessor F. Loui King, organist; Miss Ada Churchili, pianist. Gircus Royal. At the horse show at the Circus Royal kicking, rearing and bucking horses con tinue to be trained in a manner which shows the power of man over the hors?, particularly of Professor Gieason, the King of Horse-tamers. Where They Laugh. There is generally some joke or point in a play whim the audience applauds more uproariously than all the other witticisms. It is not always the author's most cher ished joke, and it is very seldom the best bit oi dialogue in the play, but night after night the audience insists on hailing it with delight, for some mysterious reason which even the aclors themselves cannot explain. The following are the points where the biggest laugh comes in at some of the hol iday preparations: A"t the Baldwin— "The Brownies." The leader of the German band, com menting upon the eating oi roosters, says: "I never eat roosters! I fool him! I eat him when he is a egg." At the Tivoli— "Jack and the "Bean ttalk." The jealous queen finds the King at Mrs. Simpson's dairy, and, knowing him to b • a great flirt, the following conversa tion ensues: Qu?en In tropodl— Where is the milk maid you came to see? King llartuian (very absent-mindedly) — The milk is maue down at the pump, my dear. Dramatic Brevities. Walter Saniord is In London, using hli old plays. William Gillette is to supply Henry S. Dixie with a new play. Louis James has just finished a disastrous tour in the Sonth. There will be special New Year's day mati nees at tbe theaters. The ballet of "Cleopatra" will shortly be presented at the Tivoli. "My Friend from India" it to be produced in London on January lti. "Jack and the Beanstalk" was written and arranged by George £■ Lask. The Lyceum Company, with its entire new repertoire, will be one of the bummer attrac tions at the Baldwin. The receipts of the Coghlan benefit will be held in trust by Charles Frohman, Abe Hum mel and William Perzel. Nat Goodwin will play a New York engage ment after all. He will use hU new play, "An American Citizen." Modj:ska's coming tonr under the manage ment of Al Hayman & Co. will extenu over a period of but four weeks. i Joseph Hawor th will leave the cast of "Sue" and come direct West to join Mod jeska. He to to pay lead with the star. Annie Suits will shortly sing Lottie Collins' latest success, "I Went to Paris With Papa," in "Jack aud the Beanstalk." J. K. Em mett secured a divorce from Emily Lytton last week. Mr. Etnmett will continue his season to the continuous house. Lillian Nordica is said to have discovered a wonderful tenor in Chicago, whom she thinks, wi:h some schooling, will become famous. W. H. Crane will come here late in the sea son and proauce his entire repertoire, includ ing his latest success, "A Fool for Fortune." When Margaret Mather goes to Wallack's Theater Fhe promises a production of '•Cym beline" which, she declares, will compare with Henry Irving's in Londan. Tho Chicago press is very enthusiastic con cerning "The Prodigal Father." which is now on its way to the coast and will be seen at the Co.umbia Theater in January. Mrs. Langtry has a rival in the way of a rac ing actress. Mile. Marsy of the Comedie Fran chise, whose name figured so prominently in me Max Lebaudy cast-, was one of the chief NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS. .- ■ . ■ . ■ ■ ■ • SOMEIIII\G 3 W ODER THE SHUT . <11JEO OF DAACE I. A 1.01 1-: DEC. 31. "3fEW Oj%:\CTES'» OIVIiY FOUR NIGHTS. "UiEW DANCES" V L.OIE. •*I¥EW'l>AiyCES»f a TSWLW ke:*satio:y V ••THE CHINESE LADY." "NEW DANCES" A LALOIE I> A SEW ROLE ♦* A PARIS TRAGEDY" (Pantomime from the .French) LA LOIE'S POSITIVE GOOD.BY Management William A. Bradv Direction George M. Welty and Alt. EUinghouse CALIFORNIA THEATER, TIIURS. EVG., DEC.3I MATINEE NEW YEAR'S DAY ATI NEE SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 Popular Prices— Entire Dress Circle. 81 ; Entire Balcony. 50c and 75c. Seats Ready Tuesday Morning at the Itox-Oflice. BflLffilftlfegT^ I LAST PERFORM ISCES! wNrrnStn&k ' I LAST PERFORM IMES ! THIS (SUNDAY) NIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT NEXT WEEK. Farewell Performance Sunday Night, January 3. Matinees Wednesday, New Year's and Sa urday. O. B. JEFFERSON, KLjA.-W AND ANQBR'S THE GREAT BIG SUCCESS, p ct?r BROWNIES! THE FLYING BALLET ! This Much Discussed Feature Positively Presented in Every Performance. TELE rPTTPO"!*""*" GrJEt^USOiA,!* I3^.lXrX> THB OKIKNT.M. DANCING GIKI.B ! WANDERING MINSTKELS ! DISAPPEARING DEMONS AND OTHER GREAT NOVELTIES ! . /~1 XT' DTI"!? r* \DI TCT li 1 SAN FRANCISCO'S FAVORITE, IN HER WOSDEB- (jrHirvl liii \j AilJjlo-LJcj, plx rendition of --ben bolt r Secure Seats ' Now. Mnnd«V,J".4, D"rilT>a ' T^'-m-*- •*» F""^" p " "ThcQ'ri M^mr.c^ooH" COLUMBIA THEATER. FKiEDLANDhIt. GOTTLOB & C 0....... ..:.... .....Lessees and Managers. ' -- LAST PERFORMANCE OF— — Jkw*. "THE RAILROAD OP LOVE!" UQK >^ THEN COMTiS THE FAREWk.LL, WKKKI - ,' immt \ TUKN COM>:S THE FAREWr I.i. \V i- XX' GOOD-BY CXTIL NEXT SUMMER! fj JBSgK As COMMENCINQ MOND <±^r. DEO. as. j mtm/Bem \ ') \1 AT T N TTTh 1^ Friilay (Sew Year's) January 1. MTxBBBw V -' MAlliMl<riO. Siturd.»y January S. T>M THE FRAWLEY COMPANY jf|B^Q A Great Triple Bill By Unanimous Request. A^SH Monday Nitht I TT» W7"»f > T~» ,1 JHHHB - . ju sfi.iy M S iH His Wile S J H 3.tn2f AH Wednesday Night I ■*■•«& W lie O X U.IIICI . Tll^^fflß Wn Thur.-dar Night I «-r-rf /"» .TT f mm Am Inday N a h? c . c ::::::.::::::::! Ihe Great Unknown. mm bB Saturday Matinee If n « XVT ■A JHBI Satuiday Night lVl^n and Wompn i»L #Hfl Sunday (Farewell) Night.... IVICII ctllU W UlllCli. •*— ■■■mbJ^b. Jmmm January 4 >' i: JOSEPH am up nx. nnr^r% noAAJ O THIS afternoon AND TO-NIGHT. MOROSGO S ** P^onnance^ ... GRAND OPERA-HOUSE SHE I" WALTER MOROSCO...SoIe Lessee and Manager. WITH lIS SPLENDID SCENERY. 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There is already being manifested a decided interest in the series oi Lillian Xordica's ope ratic concerts to be rieUl pa the Baldwin Thea ter during tne week of January 18. The scenes in Otis f-'kinner's new romantic play, "A Soldier 61 Fortune." ore laid in Italy nt the beginning oi the sixteenth century, the time being the secon<l invasion oi that coun try by the armies of France. H. Beerbohm Tree's fcvenKall is strikingly original and forcible. He looks more like Dv Maurler's hypnotist musician .han any of the portraitures of tiie iuuaoua character yet seen in New York. A lady Has come forward to say that % work written by her suggested to Wilson Karrett the idea of !iis •'^isn of the Cross." Barrett dis misses the charge of plagiarism in a lofty, Marcus Superbus vein. Tne dramatist-novelise says he doesn't owe anything io anybody, he got his story entirely out of his own h.-a<l, ana then he goes on to s«y he aetnowledgei no indebtedness toanybodv except to Suetonius, Seneca, Tacitus and other classical authori. ties, "which are, of course, open to anybody.' 1 What a wonderful thing this letirn::i'-r i-!