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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.
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
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
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
rSiEOIANDEA 6OTTl()BaC*utwi»«nM4«j»
.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, - •
In Jacob Lilt's Production of the New Drama
A stirring play of human Interest adequately
staged and acted.
March: Primrose & West's Minstrels.
ffijieiANOU fiotuoe ac? ussus »««««• .
:■ Presenting -
»-^^» " ROBIN HOOD." <s*?-*
By - De Koven and Smith.
R. E. PEART la , final lecture. Talk j Upon
Klondike. ; ; —
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
alcazar7 8
To-Morrow, jJfejfc?
Monday, jjm^Wk
raise m&>
\ \\X P *&m^U.\
■ - . ' - " 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,
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
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
Now that canned "Carmen" and
tinned "Camille" have proved so suc
cessful in the continuous performances,
Matinee To-Day, SUNDAY, Feb. 27.
Parquet (any seat), 2oc; Balcony, 10c; Chil-
dren, 10c, any part.
Week Commencing Monday, Feb. 28,
WHITNEY BROS.. Novelty . Musical Art-
iste; DRAWEE, the Modern Juggler; JOE
and NELLIE DONER. Comedians; SMART
and WILLIAMS, Ebony Comedy; FILSON
DAY and the Biograph.
Walter Morosco Sole Lessee and Manager.
Last Two Performances of "THE LAST
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
Explosion wreck scene In mid-ocean; sensa-
tional collapse of the suspension bridge.
Evening prices. 10c, 25c, COc. Matinees Sat-
urday and Sunday.
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
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
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
Mrs. Ebnbstine Krelixg. Proprietor & Manager
The yice=Adniiral!
TO-MORROW EVENING^ requested revival of
- The brilliant - Japanese . musical comedy.
Popular prices 1 ;. ........ .'.... ...'..•.-... .25 and 500
r . SEATS :' NOW ON SALE. „ .' x. -
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 :
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
"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
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."
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
To Be Run at
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.
But One Week Longer.
A jreat Vaudeville bill In the Fres Theater.
10c to all, including Vaudeville; children, 6o«
burnt cork and vaudeville entertain
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."
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."
"Saved From the Sea," a sensational
natutical melodrama of the English
persuasion, will be the production at
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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.
RACING pom MONDAY, "Feb. 21, to
■ SATURDAY, March 5, inclusive.
Flye or More Races Daily, Rain or SMns.
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. • ■-« --■ «
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. ■
-• ■- ■- :■ ..-■■.-. ;"..-. ... - :-. .■ •■ ... . . ...
V ■/: - ; ; DURING MARCH.
. Dates, place, , etc.. .In later announcement*
direction; Henry WoKeoha.

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