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THE TIVOLI, "THE GEISHA,"
"ROBIN HOOD" AND "SHALL WE FORGIVE HER?" I notice with regret that the Tivoll has been getting the cold shoulder all round lately. Stijce "The Geisha" noth ing seems to succeed there. Of course, at the present time the Tivoli is suffer ing from the Bostonians, an honorable ilon, but earlier productions— "The Pearl of Peking." for one— have been glittoringly good and have fallen on few ears. The piece that has been run ning the past week, "The Vice-Ad miral," a very model of German comic opera, has sone absolutely begging. I confess the performance left something to be desired, but there was a lot in it that was valuable; and one of those Ftunning finales should have been a feast in itself for anybody who cares tor. the unadulterated essence of the all but l-'si art of musical comic opera. " The <r-M?h;i" spoiled the Tivolite. Ever the run of that jolly Anglo-Japa ;n;isterpiece nothing else has been enough for him; he has used the llenciea of "The Geisha" as a club with which to smite the shortcomings ; of her successors. So the Tivoli man agement has been practically driven to r revival of the success of three months ago. I wish the enterprise joy. No one > shouted louder than I in acclaim of the Vreisha" production; the clinging jingle of the music and the lyrics, the ;-•:. -grace of the pictures and the general I work of the company prejudiced I rodigiously in favor of the little eld opera house around the corner. I # ; ied the adulatory adjective for all I worth that week, and gave the press agents a hard run in the race of praise; and I can row confess in mod esty that they were beaten at their own game. But doubtless they were handi capped by the truth. Nothing can be more painful to a press agent than for him to find that his rosiest flights of | fabrication are nothing stronger than ! mere fact. If local pride Is ever to b« considered In the theater we have an institution! to gloat over in the Tivoli, the ancestor j of cheap opera in America. The Tivoli i used to stand alone as the house that j ; gave the most for the least, but the J popularity of cheapness has spread, j Philadelphia and Boston now pride themselves on inexpensive music. The Castle Square Opera Company of Phil adelphia, an organization in direct model of our Tivoli, has established it self in New York, the home of the most expensive opera in the world. And this little company with its little prices has sriadly welcomed by the public and .-■fifes. Its performances are given ! space in the review columns of the;, .nietropolitan papers; the most : ian and De Reszke-fed critics ' ap.j.U.'. u •': the scheme; even when the Binders ippearfcd a week or two ago in rjae uncanny double bill of "Pinafore" ■alleria Rusticana" the critics! not indulge in coarse jeers. The j is generally a pretty safe place te visit, and one to be encouraged so ■•■•'long as it sticks to the present policy ,can and, as nearly as is possible, -^-gitimate performances. The town owes the Tivoli a debt for the first hearing of nearly all the later comic \ operas and many of the grand operas. No house in America has ever given -like performances of grand opera at a Kum within a dollar of the Tivoll's prices. I am told by Mr. Leahy that the coming serious season will be a record breaker in enterprise. Monto riari and Agostini, who were respon sible for almost every pleasurable rec ollection of the late Italian season at the California, are engaged to appear in "Manon Lescaut," the two "Bo hemes" CPuccini's and Leoncavallo's), and several other new operas that are now being arranged for. Although the Bostonians have ex perienced anything but pecuniary slights in the last two weeks, there has been a general complaint from the peo ple who have filled the Baldwin at every performance of "The Serenade" that that opera is a long fall short of "Robin Hood." So the good-natured Bostonians will revive "Robin Hood" to-morrow night; and the long line of ticket-Beekers that has strung from the box office since the opening of the seat sale definitely settles the commercial fortun-es of this revival. And it is not too optimistic, I think. In view of every previous performance of the work by these singers, to anticipate the artistic success as well. "Robin Hood" was built for the Bostonians, and it has fitted them closer than their cuticle, defying changes in the cast and' that familiarity of tune which so often breeds oblivion. Its popularity as a performance is unparalleled. The bumblest organ-grinder and the nickel tn-the-elot music box have long since -conje to regard its choicest melodies as unprofitable chestnuts; it would be worth the life of a concert-singer or a person in private life to sing "Promise Me" or "Brown October Ale." And yet the line lasts at the Baldwin box office, and we will all go and be crushed while we listen for the hundredth time to the tunes that have grown old young. There is an attraction in "Robin Hood" that Is Impertinently lasting. At the moment I have no Idea what it really is. Perhaps I will find out Monday night. The Columbia is in for another week of "Shall We Forgive Her?" and has my sympathies. The melodrama is un pardonable mush, and Marie Wain wripht would do herself prouder to be In vaudeville. ASHTON STEVENS. THE OUTER WORLD. News and Comment of Distant Piays and Players. Stanley Jones, the London corre- spondent of the New York Morning Telegram, authors the .statement that the engagement between Ethel Barry <more and Laurence Irving has been dared off. Credence will be given to this item, because Mr. Jones furnished his paper the information of the en gagement a day in advance of the dther London correspondents. The reasons given for the breaking off are to the effect that Miss Barrymore, al though declaring the greatest respect BY ASHTON STEVENS. for young Irving as a gentleman, dis covers that she does not care suffi ciently for him to become his wife. If all this be true it will be hard on somebody else besides Mr. Irving. As stated in these columns several weeks ago, an enterprising metropolitan vaudeville manager has been advertis ing Miss Barrymore's father, the de bonair Maurice, as "the father-in-law elect of a son of a British knight." However, Barrymore comes out of his vaudeville experience with a joke. The men who run continuous performance he calls the i-need-theerevery hour managers. George Bernard Shaw, the accom plished play assassin of the Saturday Review, did not receive the usual press invitation to the premiere of Pinero's "Trelawny of the Wells," and upon tel ephoning to the manager was told that "three lines of adverse criticism would be no use to the theater." However, Mr. Shaw attended the second night, and evidently enjoyed the piece, for he wrote that the manager's belief that The Saturday would attack it showed that the manager didn't know a good comedietta even when he saw it in his own theater. When Modjeska opened a fortnight's season at the Fifth Avenue Theater, New Tork, in "Marie Stuart" most of the critics gave their first night "prefer ences" to Charles Frohman's produc tion of a farce called "O Susannah!" But William Winter of the Tribune and Rankin Towse of the Evening Post devoted each a column to Modjeska, who, in their opinion, is still the great est actress in America and one of the greatest in the world. They note that her temperament has been somewhat softened by time, but .they are agreed fhat no other actress ever has played in the past or does play now Schil ler's Mary Stuart with the supurb identity that Modjeska gives the part. One of the topics of conversation between acts at the first night of "Mary Stuart," says the Commercial Advertiser, was the long acquaintance between Mme. Modjeska and her com- patriot, Sienkewicz, author of "Quo Vadis." The Polish novelist paid a visit to this country some twenty years ago, during Avhich he wro-te several short stories, all based oh his Amerir can impressions. It is said that he was interested in the celebrated Polish ac tress, and that it was her presence in California which drew him to the New World, and which resulted in his charming California tales, some of which have been published in English. Some of the gossips even went as far as to point out his feelings for Mme. Modjeska as the basic motive of his psychological novel "Without Dogma.'* Modjeska's two weeks' engagement at the Fifth Avenue was in all so success ful that she will play a return season next month. After two disastrous seasons as a star Wilton Lackaye is "at leisure" for the lack of a play good enough to war rant him in continuing his season. It is said that he is contemplating ap pearing next season in a dramatization of Lever's "Charles O'Malley." In the meantime he has just declined an offer of $1000 for twelve weeks to appear in a fifteen minute sketch at Proctor's vaudeville house. _^_ A rumor has arrived to the effect that Mr. Lackaye has Joined genius with McKee Rankin, Nance O'Neil and others of the Park Stock Company at AMUSEMENTS. rSiEOIANDEA 6OTTl()BaC*utwi»«nM4«j» TO-NIGHT— LAST TIME. BLACK PATTI TROUBADOURS! CONCLUDES TO - NIGHT— CAKE WALK .contest for ; gold . medal and championship of the world— to all comers. ?£crfumM7, cTfilatiz ATRIEDIANOER GOTttOB a C»u»»ri *»«*■*•««» ' To-Night, Sunday, and All Next Week. , The Accomplished Actress, - • —MARIE WAINWRIGHT— — In Jacob Lilt's Production of the New Drama "SHALL WE FORGIVE HER." A stirring play of human Interest adequately staged and acted. March: Primrose & West's Minstrels. ffijieiANOU fiotuoe ac? ussus »««««• . BEGINNING TO-MORROW (MONDAY). . THE FAMOUS ORIGINAL BOSTOMANS. :■ Presenting - »-^^» " ROBIN HOOD." <s*?-* By - De Koven and Smith. THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING— LIEUTENANT R. E. PEART la , final lecture. Talk j Upon Klondike. ; ; — THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1898. Philadelphia. A revival of "Trilby" is threatened, with MJss O'Neill— a Cali fornia girl, by the way, who has made quite a little name for herself under Rankin's tutelage— in the title part The Rev. John Talbot Smith, a Ro man Catholic priest, who is understood to be, in his clerical associations, very close to Archbishop Corrigan, has writ ten a play entitled "The Black Cardi nal," which is to be produced by Frank B. Murtha shortly at a prominent New York theater. Of course, "The Black Cardinal" is not the first play ever written by a priest, but it will be particularly Inter esting to note just now, when much that is presented on the stage is found offensive, even by the lay mind, exact ly what kind of a drama meets with the approval of the church— and whether the public will take to it. Father Smith's contribution to the stage is a historical romance, and its plot is founded on the struggle between Napoleon I and Pope Pius VII, a strug gle full of interest and teeming with dramatic incidents. The student of his tory will recall that Napoleon at one time imprisoned the Pope and carried off with him to Paris a large number of the cardinals. Among these latter was Cardinal Consalvi, a renowned dip lomat, who had been Pius' secretary of state. Later on, when the Emperor di vorced Josephine and married Marie Louise of Austria, thirteen of the car dinals, headed by Consalvi, refused to attend the wedding ceremony on the ground that Josephine's divorce was not valid. As a punishmr-nt for his boldness In thus' defying the Emperor, Consalvi was exiled to Lyons and for bidden to wear the red robrs of nls of fice. Hence the title of the play. Miss Elizabeth Robins, an American actress, who in London has become fa mously identified with Ibsen's plays, has Just arrived In New York, where she will engage a .company of her own and produce plays, by Ibsen, Echegaray and other dramatists who are known by most of the New York" critics only to be misunderstood. Miss Robins was one of the pioneer Ibsen missionaries of London, where she is regarded as one of the best of modern actresses. She is a native of Louisville. Ky. Her last appearance in this country was AMUSEMENTS.'-' , alcazar7 8 "CHARLEY'S AUNT!" LEAVES YOU TOrNIGHT (SUNDAY). V ' To-Morrow, jJfejfc? Monday, jjm^Wk raise m&> \ \\X P *&m^U.\ JIIUIIIUi §Sp&^ * ■ - . ' - " S^^^' r ' :-' -■ The European and American success. Prices, 15c, 25c, 35c and 50c. - All new scenery and effects. HI VIVTPTA Corner of Mtson and \JL,imFIA -Eddy- Sifts. :.-■ Amerca's , Most ■ Beautiful Music r Hall. Great new bll of artists— CEClL MARION, SENORITA INEZ ," MLLE. ANTON LTTe! FRED BROWN, COUCH, - MILLER, PUNTA, and others. " MATINEE TO-DAY. < with the Booth and Barrett combina tion. Booth was one of her first theat rical advisers, and gave her strong en couragement. In London she acted with George Alexander and John Hare before taking up the new tendency. She succeeded in establishing an independ ent theater in London — the New Cen tury Theater— and her progress in New York will be watched with interest, as nearly all the. "popular" metropolitan critics are wildly opposed to Ibsenism. Forbes Robertson, whose Hamlet, according to the consensus of London criticism, is the best in the history of modern acting, will shortly make a tour of Germany, appearing with Mrs. Patrick Campbell and an English com pany in several of Shakespeare's plays. He will carry no scenery, as the Ger mans, who have long been reckoned among the most enthusiastic of Shake speareans, always keep their best theaters well equipped for productions of the bard. Mr. Robertson will include Maeterlinck in his repertory, using a translation of "Pelleas et Melisande," recently effected by Miss Laurence Alma Tadema and J. W. Mackail, a famous Latin scholar. The interest at taching to the appearance of Mrs. Campbell and Mr. Robertson in this beautiful little tragedy will be consider ably heightened by the fact that Hum perdinck is composing the incidental music for the production. Modern Eng lish drama will be represented by "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," which Mr. Robertson considers its masterpiece, Mrs. Campbell playing Paula, the part she created. From London comes the news that "The Cat and the Cherub," with Hol brook "Blinn in the principal part, has just celebrated its 100 th performance. Mr. Fernald has nearly completed an other play which young Blinn will pro duce in London whenever the run of the Chinese piece shall have come to an end. The relation between the actor and the critic is at best a delicate one, and the less social intercourse there is be tween them the easier it is for the critic to be fair with his readers. Miss Da venport's recent hospitable production of "Joan of Arc" in Boston is a good example of the point in question. She wanted the play judged by the best critics in the country, and several weeks in advance of the premiere she sent invitations to nearly all the big critics of the big cities. Acceptances were numerous, and a large wing of one of Boston's swellest hotels was re- quired for the entertainment of the critical guests. A midnight banquet was given an hour after the conclusion of the performance, and it is to be im agined that the good cheer nearly choked the visiting critics, for the play had been such an out and out failure that their telegraphic reviews had dealt with it in no gentle terms. If such an occasion should arise again perhaps it would be better to make it a Dutch treat. Now that canned "Carmen" and tinned "Camille" have proved so suc cessful in the continuous performances, AMUSEMENTS. Matinee To-Day, SUNDAY, Feb. 27. Parquet (any seat), 2oc; Balcony, 10c; Chil- dren, 10c, any part. Week Commencing Monday, Feb. 28, 8 -NEW VAUDFVILLE MAGNETS -8 WHITNEY BROS.. Novelty . Musical Art- iste; DRAWEE, the Modern Juggler; JOE and NELLIE DONER. Comedians; SMART and WILLIAMS, Ebony Comedy; FILSON and ERROL, LINA PANTZER. DAMM.-W TROUPE, MAUD BEALL PRICE. GEO. W. DAY and the Biograph. MOROSCO'S GRAND OPERA-HOUSE. Walter Morosco Sole Lessee and Manager. Last Two Performances of "THE LAST STROKE." Commencing To-morrow. Feb. SS, Fourth Week of the Talented Artnr. HARRY MA IN HALL. In the Initial Production of the Great Nau- tical Melodrama 'SAVED FROM THE SEA." Explosion wreck scene In mid-ocean; sensa- tional collapse of the suspension bridge. Evening prices. 10c, 25c, COc. Matinees Sat- urday and Sunday. ~SHERMAn7cLAY S CO.'S BALL. Piano Recital by MISS MARION BEAR. THURSDAY EVENING, March 3, 189$. Seats on sale at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s Acton Davies of the Evening Sun wants Miss Anna Held, who is said to be very hard pressed for a novelty, to treat the public to one of her condensed milk baths. Remarking on the crowd at the thea ters, its influence and taste. Fran cisque Sarcey says in Revue Bleue that neither the intrinsic merit of a play nor the intrinsic merit of the act ing is a considerable element in the im mediate success of the piece. It is true that good plays succeed even at the time; Corneille, Racine and Moliere were usually immediately successful, but excellence insures cmly a very mod erate success at first. Thomas Cor neille, the unknown brother of the fa mous Pierre, had a greater temporary success than his great brother. "Ari ane" was played oftener and attracted much larger crowds than "Les Horaces" or "Cinna." "At the theater the man of talent," says Sarcey. "de feats the man of genius, although in the course of centuries the genius and and the man of mere talent are put in their proper places." What counts more than intrinsic merit, continues the French critic, is the conformity of the play with the turn of mind, the sentiment and taste of the crowd. At different times there are different kinds of plays which are popular. At a time when the classic tragedy was the only form acceptable, a poor play with that form would suc ceed better than a good play of diver gent form. No matter how much the tragedy bored, respect inclined the crowd to admiration, and they clapped their hands by tradition. The operetta began with master pieces of its kind, hut when the type once became popular anything of the kind would succeed. Good comedies, good vaudeville, given at that time would not succeed. "The crowd was like the man of whom La Bruyere speaks who appreciated and cultivated prunes exclusively, and prunes only of one species. He picked them devotedly from the tree and said, 'Taste that! What perfume! What meat! What taste! That is a prune, a real prune.' 'It is an operetta,' said the public, and ran to it as to a fire." Revolutions in public demand come, but no one knows how. Sarcey says that the skill of the actor does not count as much as the adapta tion of the actor to what the world be lieves beforehand to be good. A come dian who has failed for years, though an artist, suddenly educates the crowd to understand his quality, and when they learn it well they applaud every time he appears and anything which resembles him. "Mme. Bernhardt displayed a tender ness, eloquence and grace and evoked in this role of the blind, loving and suf fering woman an- emotion, a sympathy, which are. indescribable," says the Lon don Times of her part In d'Annunzio's tragedy, "La Ville Morte." The play, however, is said to be monotonous and morbid, with more talk than artion, a work that reads better than it plays! Being- without life, it seems insincere. It sometimes shakes the nerves, but AMUSEMENTS. TIVOLI OPERA^HOUsi? Mrs. Ebnbstine Krelixg. Proprietor & Manager TO-NIGHT— TIME. THE MUSICAL TRIUMPH. , The yice=Adniiral! TO-MORROW EVENING^ requested revival of V "THE GEISHA !" - The brilliant - Japanese . musical comedy. Popular prices 1 ;. ........ .'.... ...'..•.-... .25 and 500 r . SEATS :' NOW ON SALE. .' x. - MARENO, .THE VIOLIN VIRTUOSO. TWO RECITALS ONLY. SHERMAN-CLAY ~, HALL. •■ ; WEDNESDAY EVENING, March 2, 8:15 o'clock. -.- ■•;-■•• . SATURDAY AFTERNOON, March .5. 2:30 O'clock. -" ;,"-..--• "•: . .'■ ; ' \i .•'.." ".•""«■• .i : ; ■ Admission 50 cents, . Reserved Seats, . $1. - .-. Sale of J Beats ; commences • to-morrow >■■ (Mon- day) morning at Sherman, Clay & Co.'s, ■ cor- ner of gutter and Kearny streets. ■- -_-^^f : NOTARY PUBLIC. A. J. HENRY, NOTARY PUBLIC nQQ MARKET ' ST.. : - :1 OPP.0 PP. V: P ALACS OuO Hotel. Telephone (70. R«ald«no« DM | Valencia »trwt- ' XtlirpfeOMt "CburcJi" Ik .-■ ._ ■ -': .., - '.-.•- ■ ■ ■ - - .. -'i never moves the heart. There is a sig nal want of proportion, and the very setting of the dead and cursed city is out of harmony with the sonorous phrases which seem to be delivered by actors promenading on stilts. "The most convincing line I ever read on the subject of actors," says Jeff d'An gelis, "was writ in large red letters on the wall of a dressing room in a South ern California theater. It was this: "Aping the rich keeps actors poor.' " It is authentic news from Paris that Jean de Reszke has added to his reper tory "Trovatore" and "William Tell," and that he will sing in both operas when he reappears in America next season^ It is also said that Calve is studying the part of Lenora. This may result in a renascent boom for the de spised urn-pa school of opera. From Kansas City came the first news that Louis James. Mme. Rhea and j Frederick Warde will make a joint ! starring tour next season under the I name of the James-Rhea-Warde Com bination. Mr. James 1 present managers, Wagnhalse and Kemper, will conduct the tour. The plays selected are "Julius | Caesar," "Othello," "Macbeth," "Ham i let," "Much Ado" and "School for Scan | dal." Yvette Guilbert's success in Berlin has been so great that she now goes to Hamburg, Budapest and Vienna. "Madame Sans-Gene" is to be played In Madrid under the name of La Corte de Napoleon I. Duse has quarreled with d'Annunzlo about the excisions to be made in "The Dead City," so she has refused to play it in Milan this month, as intended. Jane Hading has canceled her con tract with Jhe Vaudeville and Gym nase theaters at Paris. Commenting on Barnum's circus, which did a phenomenal business in England, the critic of the London Sun writes: "One of the hardest things for the English public to understand about this show* is the perfectly fair treatment given in the matter of admission. Lon don audiences are so accustomed to pay extra fees for almost everything they see after gaining admission to the large exhibition that they scarcely re alize until after they have left the building that the shilling or two shil lings or more which they have paid for their admission ticket and reserved seat coupon before entering the doors has paid for a view of everything? Henry Irving has in preparation a play written in part by the clever young barrister who wrote "The Green Carnation." Bald Win. In the Bostonians* revival of "Robin Hood," which commences at the Bald win to-morrow night and lasts the week, Miss Nielsen, Miss Giusti and Mr. Philp will be heard for the first time here in the respective parts of Maid Marion, Annabelle and Robin Hood. The original members of the company will have their original parts, Jessie Bartlett Davis as Alan-a-Dale, Barnabee as the intrepid Sheriff of Nottingham, Cowles as Will Scarlet, Mac Donald as Little John and Froth ingham as Friar Tuck. Mr. Fitzgerald will be the Guy of Gisborne and Miss Josephine Bartlett the Dame Durden. The fourth and final week of the en gagement will give us practically the first production of the new opera of "Rip Van Winkle." Joseph Holland, at the head of a company which includes Gretchen Lyons, Joseph Kilgour, Winona Shan non and Charles Collins, follows the Bostonians in Mrs. Ryley's, "The Mys terious Mr. Bugle." Columbia. The second week of "Shall We For give Her?" will be followed by Prim rose and West's Minstrels. In the troupe are George Primrose, George Wilson, E. M. Hall (the celebrated banjoist), B. S. Carnes, Ernest Tenny,. Manuel Romain, W. H. Thompson, the Ben Mowatt trio, the Waterbury brothers and Tenny, the marvelous Seymours and other well-knoWn AMUSEMENTS. INTERSTATE COURSING CLUB OF CALIFORNIA. THIRD ANNUAL INCLOSED MEETING. To Be Run at UNION COURSING PARK 6ATURDAT AND SUNDAY, February 26 and 27, Commencing at 11 a. m. Take S. P. trains, leaving Third and Town- send streets— Saturday, 10:40, 11:30, 1:46. Sun- day, 10:15, 10:40, 11:30, 12:30. Trains leave Valencia and Twenty-fifth streets 5 minutes later, or take San Mateo electric cars. ADMISSION - - - 25c. CHIQUITA THE TINIEST TOT THAT EVER HAP- PENED. WILL BE AT THE. • CHUTES But One Week Longer. A jreat Vaudeville bill In the Fres Theater. 10c to all, including Vaudeville; children, 6o« burnt cork and vaudeville entertain ers. Tivoli. In the Tivoli's revival of "The Gei sha," which begins to-morrow night, the cast will be the same as in the first production. After the second run of "The Geisha" the Tivoli will revive several of the romantic and lighter grand operas and give the first pro duction here of the operetta, "Made laine, or the Magic Kiss." Alcazar. Says the press agent of the Alcazar in his own English: "Ludicrous farce after three weeks cf immense business gives way this wrek to a drama of the most peculiar type. It is neither comedy, emotional, sensational and much less melodrama tic; yet the essence of the four faces of the drama are blended into one intensely interesting story, dramati cally told. Misapprehended character, in other words false honor and false modesty are the singular elements which, when produced in London and New York, set the theater-goers of those head centers astir and the play 'False Shame,' so wonderfully well conceived by the great English writer, F. A. Marshall. So important were four of the leading roles considered by managers that Harry Montague, John Gilbert, Clara Morris and Fanny Davenport were included in the cast made up of some of the most able per formers that have done a dramatic turn. It is this play which has been In active preparation for several ■weeks, which will for the first time in its history be put on by stork at popular prices, or even played by a stock company, and to the Alcazar stock company both press and public will patiently wait to see what con ception that clever little company will give to the most difficult play they have ever had assigned to them." Morosco's. "Saved From the Sea," a sensational natutical melodrama of the English persuasion, will be the production at Morosco's. In the first act the good ship Ocean Waif plows the ocean main. A num ber of melodramatic scenes occur on deck, terminating in the blowing up of the vessel. As the hull disappears be neath the cruel waves the hero and he roine are discovered battling for life, but are rescued by ov a of the boats. In act two there is a sensational break away bridge scene and generous sprink ling of comedy. Later on there is in troduced a stone quarry, shrouded in fog, which lifting discloses a scene in waving corn fields. The story of the play has been cre ated from the strange circumstances surrounding the case of John Lee, who, having been condemned to death in the British courts, had his sentence com muted because three attempts to hang him proved unsuccessful, the gallows upon each occasion refusing to work. Harry Mainhall and a big cast will as sist the scene painters and stage me chanics to make the production a suc cess. OrpKeum. Comedy will predominate In the four new turns which will be added to the Orpheum bill this week. The Whitney Brothers will contribute a grotesque musical act; Smart and Williams will sing coon songs and execute coon com edy, and Joe and Nellie Doner will ap pear in a skit by the name of "An Es caped Lunatic." The serious relief to all this fun will be furnished by Drawee, the juggler. The hold-overs include Filson and Errol, who will reproduce their come diette, "Men vs. Women," in which they made their first appearance at the Orpheum over a year ago; Maud Beall Price, mimic and vocalist; George W. Day, monologue comedian; Lina Pant zer, wire artiste, and the Carl Damman troupe of acrobats. The biograph re mainß for another week, and among other views will show one of the United States battleship Maine. Galifomia. Black Patti's Troubadours close a three weeks' engagement with to night's performance. F. Marion Crawford, the novelist, is to appear at the California shortly in a series of three lectures, the subjects being "Pope Leo XIII in the Vatican," "Early Newspaper Experience of the Original Mr. Isaacs in India" and "Ital ian Home Life in the Middle Ages." Ghutes. This is the farewell week of Chlqulta at the Chutes. She has been a mag netic attraction for ma(ny weeks. A big variety show is offered in the Free Theater. Olympia. The new bill includes Julius Simons, a music-hall singer from London; Star key and Rathbun, horizontal barris ters; Arnold, aero-bat, and Cecilia Ma rion, balladist. p*eary Lecture. At the Baldwin to-night Lieutenant R. E. Peary will give another of his Illustrated talks on the frozen North. He intends to-night to make a special feature of the Klondiker's wardrobe by giving authoritative opinion on the sort of clothes and equipment required in and on the way to Dawson. j^lusical. At the next concert the Symphony Society will introduce its first soloist in the person of Henri Marteau, a young French violinist of international repu tation. Another violinist of local interest is young Marino, who left here several years ago to study under Ysaye. He will give a recital on Wednesday even ing at Sherman & Clay Hall. On Thursday evening at the same hall Miss Marion Bear, another native Just returned from European conserva tories, will give a piano recital. Miss Bear has been flatteringly recognized in Berlin and Dresden. | > ;:•; : ■ AMUSEMENTS. PACIFIC COAST JOCKEY CLUB • INGLESIDE TRACK. RACING pom MONDAY, "Feb. 21, to ■ SATURDAY, March 5, inclusive. Flye or More Races Daily, Rain or SMns. ; FIRST RACE AT 2 P. M. S. ;P.; P. R. B. Trains 1 1 and 1:15 P.M. Dally. Leave Third, street station, stopping -at Va- lencia . street.' 'Returning Immediately after the races. • ■-« --■ « • . i ELECTRIC , CAR LINES. Kearny street and Mission street cars every;, three minutes, direct to track ■without .change. - Fill more street cars transfer each way. : "■■■ S. N. ANDROUS, President. : : F. H. GREEN, Secretary. ■ COMING I MARTEAU -• ■- ■- :■ ..-■■.-. ;"..-. ... - :-. .■ •■ ... . . ... THE GREAT FRENCH VIOLINIST. V ■/: - ; ; DURING MARCH. . Dates, place, , etc.. .In later announcement* direction; Henry WoKeoha. 27