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In Dumas' ever popular "Camllle"
NancA O' Nell finds . ample opportunity of displaying the emotional quality of her art, and that sho has that quality In tho high artistic aenso she proved last night to a crowded and discriminating house. Particularly forceful was she iu the in- Grand Opora-Houoe. The Theater Republics : Stock Company produced Sydney Rosenfeld's comedy of "His Absent Boy" last evening and it went off very briBkly, with nothing to mar or break the continuity of the fun with which It Is liberally sprinkled. Harry Corson Clarke as tho mipposltltlous parent of the missing offspring did his usually comic stunt In the situation* In which a vivid imagination Involved him. Helen Mac* Gregor assisted to sink him deeper In hli woes in the character of his wife. George De Long as Burney, Margaret Dale Owen ns -Mrs. Burney, . James- Keano as Jack Mnckaye, Virginia Brlssac as Ntta, Mabel Wcrne 'as Mrs. Mackaye and Edmund Brceae as Colonel Mdckaye were accom plices In the fun. Some or tho- beat work was done by Julia Walcott as Maggie, tho servant.; No one is expected to toko (inch a plot seriously. It m to laugh and the audience enjoyed what was offered Immensely. , ' ¦ '.' •'¦•*' Republic. Orpheum. Nat M. Wills, the Happy Tramp and the best all-round monologlst that has ever appeared In this city, is at the Orpheum this wet'k. He is the "headllner" of the Orpheum road show that appears annu ally at tho O'Farrell-street theater. He Is entitled to the place, most of his gags bring"" new and his manner of working them extremely good. Every other .turn on the programme is on a par with that of Wills. "Rudolph and Adolph," with their ex ceedingly laughable farce, are continuing to draw good houses at the California. The play abounds with ludicrous situa tions and one cannot help laughing at the California. -The farce comedy "Charley's Aunt" commenced a two weeks' holiday run at the Alcazar Theater- last night and from the hilarious reception accorded It crowd* fd houses can safely be predicted. Tho situations are so mirth-provoklng and come so naturally that one's risible facul ties are kept in full play from the rise to the fall of the curtain. The laughter last night was /Incessant and hearty. Frank Bacon as Lord Pan court Babber- Icy, who Impersonates Charley's aunt, was the center of attraction and gave an exceedingly clover and racy character izatlon of the part, keeping nicely within the bounds of propriety. He Is possessed of a rich fund of humor and understands how to use it. Ernest Hastings and Al bert Morrison as Jack Chesney and Charles Wykeham, the two undergradu ates, - were thoroughly enjoyable and helped materially in piling . up the fun. Henry flhumcr . aa - Colonol Sir Francis Chesney and Thomas Kolrns aa Stephen Spettigue were excellent. Miss Juliet Crosby as Kitty" Verdun was convincing and effective, while Agnes Ranken gave a very pleading portrayal of Amy Spetti gue. Miss Marie Howe was Donna Lucia and played the part with dignity and charm. Oza Waldrop ¦ was sweet and charming as Ella Delahay. Alcazar. A large and fashionable audience listened to the fine programme provided by Miss Lillle Lawlor last night at StHnway Hall. Tho singer was greeted with large enthu siasm, and showed herself to be an artist of distinction and with a charming voice. M:ss Lawlor has also an exceptionally handsome stage presence, and won all pnsent by her charm of manner. Her most successful number was the "Be loved. It Is Morn," by Florence Aylward. though she showed very happily her strong dramatic sense In the "Ballade du Doscspere." by Bomberg. Miss Lawlor was assisted by the Mlnettl quartet, which gave quartets by Dvorak and Tschalkowsky t most successfully. Fred Maurer accompanied with his usual am ple taste. The Lawlor 'Concert. terview with the father of Armand Duval in the third act, and in tne denouement of the ballroom scene In the fourth. On both occasions when the curtain was lowered It was raised again and again in response to the plaudits of the delighted audience. MUs O' Nell's support Is fairly good. The Armand of Edward J. Ratcllffe Is rather delicately Cockneyfled and so very different from the part as plaved and spoken by American actors that It Im parts a novel chill along with the thrill to the aitletlc nerves of the critic. His denunciation of Camllle at the close of the fourth act was his best bit of work and was an excellent background for Miss O'Neil's acting. Despite the fact that Fred J. Butler looked like a real one In the character of Monsieur Duval he carried oft the part creditably and con aclentlously. The play was staged with great care and scenery and costumes were true to chronology, so that the French atmosphere pervaded It all. Levl. and Robert Fischer Is stunning as Callahan. a ward politician. The piece Is excellently mounted, the first scene of the auction shop, with Its varied Junk, being highly realistic. The sale of seats is very large. » THERE was Just "Warflold" blaz ing over the Columbia's front door last night and indoors there was Just Warfleld. too. In "The Auctioneer." Twelve years a^o Dave— now David— Warfleld left his na tive city and he came bacK last night to a welcomo that shook the rafters. It mot him aa he first appeared, with a bunch of cotton umbrellas "to mix vlth the silk, ones" under one arm and a "second-handed" Easter lily under the other, coming flat-footed down tho worn stairs of the old auction shop on the East elde. But he could not be enticed Into a speech. The first act's end was another tumultuous moment, but not until the close of the second act. when the catcalls and whistling must have rather aston ished the sedate walls of the Columbia, did Mr. Warlleld respond to the noisy demand. The f p«?ech was as tasteful and perfect of Us kind as Warfleld'H Simon Levl— than which no more need be said. With a little catch In his breath and a little glance up to the right-hand box, where pretty Mrs. Warfleld— a little teary —was Rllttng. tho actor said: "This Is the night I have dreamed of for twelve years, ever sinco I left here. I have reached the height of my ambition, I'va come home a star. Your welcome has rather overwhelmed me, but I thank you, thank you for It with all my heart." Very truly has David Warfleld "come home a star." One could foresco it even from his method of coming home. Ho has not been preceded by the usual syrupy extracts from the "Arizona Kicker" and the "Mllpltas Mall." Neither has his shadow been ca3t by an autographed edl . tlon of "The Auctioneer." Neither again Is the Wardeld plcturo postal abroad in the land "ho that you can notice it." It Is by the sheer, subtle dominance of a per sonality at once tine and strong, of a keen intelligence, of a broad and tender sym pathy with his kind, that Warfleld marches straight to starhood. One hardly knows how much Belasco there Is in "The Auctioneer," a play credited to L«e Arthur and Charles Klein, but it fits the Warfleld personality to a" hair in Its chief role. Almost as little as the frame of a picture the rest of the play matters. H Is full of incident, much of It super fluous to the weaving of the story, yet »!i of touching new facets In the charac ter of the East Side auctioneer. Poverty, long years of it, courageously borne, then a sudden accession of wealth, and again a fall Into deepest penury is the story of Simon Ijevl. It is told by Wartleld with a flncsse, distinction, truth, pathos, humor, that make the picture stand out like a Dickens portrait. Your laugh is not well on your lips until he has you with that queer little strangle In your throat that would mean tears if he did not have you chortling again the next second. The character Is painted in full light and shado and not a tint lost between. All the queer g-uHelessness and shrewd ness combined, the deep family affection, the childish delight . in splendor and flno courage In alllictlon that mark the poor Hebrew of Levl's class, are here in their fullness. By actor and author alike there is displayed a flno reserve in the treatment of the character. It is emi nently character art as opposed * to the Hebrew' caricature one is so Joylessly fa miliar with, and as such Is delightfully refreshing. Simon Lev! In now to the rtnge, but while thcro 1h a David War- Held he will always be most* welcome. Marie Eagan, of the rest of the cast, is a beautiful Hibernian lady, just as delicately . and I humorously handled I as is Warneld's Levl. No one else matters much to . the story, but Maria Davis Is sympathetic and very human as Mrs. THREE STARS OP THE THEATRICAL FIRMAMENT WHO ARE APPEARING NIGHTLY AT LOCAL PLAY HOUSES AND CONTRIBUTING LARGELY'TO THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE AMUSEMENT LOVING PUB LIC OF SAN FRANCISCO. Dean of Winchester. LONDON*. Dec 22.— Rev. Richard Wood Stevens, dean of Winchester. Is dead. .The children's class at Hinman's School of Dancing. 1412 Polk street,' between Pine and California, will give a party Saturday evening, December 27. " The hearts of young and old are being made glad this week at the Central with a goregous production of the extravagan za and Christmas pantomime, "Humpty Dumpty," which had a successful open- Ing last night at this popular playhouse. Not since tho old Woodward's Gardens days has this rendition of the histories handed down by Mother Goose been wit nessed on the stage here, and a large au dience was highly pleased at the wealth of beautiful scenery, electrical effects and bewildering transformation scenes which the management has been to a great expense to present. Central. "Jack and the Beanstalk," the TivoU's Christmas off ering, . was presented before a very large audience last night and every one of the hundred -musical and Jiumorous specialties was encored again and again. The piece Is crowded full of fun to begin with, and when Hartman, Webb, Cunning ham and Annie Myers have all joined in to help the thing along their hearers can n'ever so ¦ home with painless . sides. Th<^ songs are all new. The Jokes, of which there' are many, are fresh and local. The chorus Is excellent and unusually . full of life. The cow, whose career Is guided by Conlan. and Ryder, makes all manner of lun. Little Cecil Cowles sings a very pretty song, to follow which for encores she has two others. She sang all three last night and the audience quite enthu siastically and at length applauded for more. Others of the cast who did splen did work and added much to the general entertainment were Frances Gibson, Eu nice Oilman, Aimee . Leicester, Bertha. Davis, Joseph Fogerty, Thomas Nannery and Fred Kavanagh. Tivoll. Big Audience Greets Former San FrancisGanrr-^VHis Absent 3py'* Wins Quick Success at Republic— -"Charlie/s Aunt" at Alcazar Produces Mirth — Nance O'Neil Appears as Gamille at Grand DAVID WARFIELD AS SIMON LEVI GIVES GREAT CHARACTER SKETCH funny dialect jokes of the five clowns. The two. principal characters, Dan and Charles A. Mason, were applauded last night even' more liberally than they, were on their first appearance. The farce will undoubtedly continue to prove a great drawing card during the entire Christmas week. . . . ' . -. RAISES LICENSE ON SPECULATORS BOYS PLAY PART OF HIGHWAYMEN Theater Ticket Sellers Must Pay $300 a Month. Three Youngsters Hold Up Another in the Park. Board Directs Spring Val ley to Pile List of Its Expenditures, t , Frank Jacobs, a Chicago Lad, Is Knocked Down and Robbed of $5. Three small boys who are well known to the police enacted the role of footpads Ic Golden Gate Park Sunday afternoon in the most approved fashion, their victim being another small boy who was walking through the park with a boy friend. The footpads are Frank MuKaney. 1* >vars of as«»; John Wadleigh. IX and Solly Blaok nian. 10. They appeared before Police Judtre Kritz yesterday and the cases were continued till this morning to see if Mul lan«-y'« parents will consent to having him sent to the Whittier Reform School. Frank Jacobs. 10 years of age. who came from Chicago on a visit to his un cle, who lives at 1170 McAllister street, •was walking in the park gunday after noon with Frank Fllttner. a smaller boy, when Mullaney. Wadleigh and Blackman, who were riding bicycles, stopped them find Mullaney asked Jacobs for a dime. Jacobs pulled some money out of his pocket to hand Mullaney a dime, and Mullaney noticed a live-dollar gold piece amonc the silver. Mullaney promptly knocked Jacobs down and held his cap oner his face to prevent him from caillng for help, while one of the other boys took ine five-dollar gold piece from him. The trio of footpads then jumped on their wheels and rode away. When Jacobs returned to his uncle's buttse he told him of the robbery and the i.ncle notified the police. Policeman W. D. Scott, who is attached to the Boys' and Girls* Aid Society, was detailed on the case, and about midnight he found the trio in a restaurant at Third and Ste vcrson streets. He took them to the City J'rison and booked them for a public in stitution. They admitted taking the gold piece from Jacobs, and said that after taking the bicycles back to Fourth street they had a dinner in a restaurant and vent out to the Chutes. Returning from the Chutes they went to the restaurant a i Third and Stevenson streets and had ji;st finished" supper when Scott appeared. They have- l»et?n several times sent to the Boy*.' and Girls' Aid Society, but have sucreeJed in making their escape each time. Purse- Pleasing Prices Tn chatelaintss. wrist bags, pocketbooks. in every known leather. Traveling rolls, valises, suit cases, in the Leather Goods Department. Sanborn. Vail & Co., 741 Market street. Open evenings. • The ordinance prohibiting the sale of theater or opera tickets at any place ex cept the office of the management of the theater and nxlng the license for ticket IK-ddlers at $300 per month was passed to print yesterday by the Board of Su pervisors. The ordinance was introduced at the re quest of the Allied Theatrical Managers ot this city, who declare that the busi ness of ticket speculating has grown to alarming proportions, much to the in convenience of the public, which is over charged for the tickets it buys. Charles Ackerman, representing the. pe titioners, said that ticket speculators are not engaged in a legitimate business, as they obstruct the sidewalks and Inter cept theater-goers who are on the way to buy tickets at the office. Ackerman said it was the duty of the Supervisors to protect the public, for if the license was not increased It would result in the raising of prices at the theaters in or der to drive the speculators out of busi- Attorney W\ P. Johnson, representing the speculators, argued that their busi ness was a convenience to the public, and referred to a petition signed by flfty thiee citizens that the license be not in creased. Johnson claimed that the Su pervisors had not the power to impose a prohibitive license on any business. Supervisor Curtis held that ticket spec ulating was an evil, and should be abated. "If a license of J300 monthly is not suf ficient to abolish the practice." said Cur tis, "then we should make it 5500 or S10O0 per month. It is not right that men who have built up a legitimate business should bo hampered by speculators to the detri ment of that business." Brandenstein held that men who had hundreds of thousands of dollars invest ed in the amusement business were en titled to the benefit of a burdensome II ccwe on ticket speculators. "Ticket speculating is an illegitimate business." said Brandenstein, "and an increased license will correct the evil and should be imposed." The Spring Valley Water Works was duected by the board to furnish a de tailed statement of its operating expenses for the year commencing July 1, 1901, and ending June 30. 1902; for the year end ing December 31. 1902. and for the six months ending December SI, 1902. The statements must include the amounts of salaries or wages of each of its em ployes, the amount paid for advertising and to whom, the amount paid for coun sel fees and to whom, and the amount paid for commissions and to whom. Child Stealer Is Held. Frank Parkes was held to answer be fore the Superior Court by Police Judge <"abaniss yesterday on a charge of child stealing in MOOO bonds or $2000 cash. Parkes left the city on December 9 with Tessie Norton, daughter of Malachi Nor ton. S-Cl Twenty-second street, and took her to Stockton and then to BakersSeld, where he was arrested. More coffee is used in the United States than in any other country, the annual consumption being not far from 450,000,000 pounds, for which American importers pay about $90,000,000 to the growers. Quality, Styles and Prices Satisfy. Good values in every department. Leather goods, pictures and frames, sta tionery, statuary*, clocks and fancy goods our specialties. Sanborn. Vail & Co., 741 Market street. Open evenings. • An Acceptable Gift For the family is an inexpensive little home at beautiful Monte Rio Park. Call at 833 Hay ward building for particulars. * The surplus products of Missouri mar keted in Y.'fi. as compared with the pre vious year, ehow an increase of over J3.000.000. the aggregate value of last year's production being S13S.U70.289. j'BE SAK I B A X CISCO CALL, ; TTJESDA^, DECEMBER 23, 1902. 7 ADVERTISEMENTS. For Stomach Disorders Cout and i> vspepsla, m Broi4w»y, K. T. Bctt NATURAL" Alkaline Water Market Street. NearJClghth. I Phone South (CX ¦ TO-NIOHT— ETCKY EVG AT 8. " : . J". MATINEES SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. ¦ §SXfiA KATIiritS XXAJ AJTO HZV YZAS'8 DAY. .The ' Comical* Extra vajanx* and Pantomime. . ¦' HUMPTY DUMPTY The creitest ipecUcular pro- duction ever aive'n in the his- tory of this city. Bee our gor- ' ceooa transformation, "The Oood Child's rhream."- G*««t ?•pecUltlea.' tunny trksk «ce»ee, our funny clowns, etc. .. •: ;• bLlPCC EVENINGS* »Oc to JMte. V SPECIAL MATINIES ONLYaext W«dne«- day and Friday af ternooiw. 5?*?rl»5 ro^f J .pcctacular burle«<rae of "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA." Over 150 clever children to the production. Prleee. 10c. ISo. 28e only. : -: ' ¦ tl VOLISSSS EVERY EVENING AT 8 SHARP! MATINEES'CHRISTMAS DAY AND SATUR- '. DAT AT 2. - -.-;. "BRUXIANT AND BREEZY" la the holiday Spectacular Extravaganza. : ,The Newest ot the New. Jack and the Beanstalk HEAR the New S<m»«. tho Torfcal Hit« an4: the Funny Joke*. .• t SEE the Comedy Cow, the glne i Scenery, and Rosa's Traneformatloti, "THE ¦ -. - " BIRTH OP THE ROSE." . :. Be* Prof. Bothwell Brown©'; BaJltta. • \\i j POPULAR PRICES— 25c. 80c, ISo. . ¦ Telephone Bush 9. . SPECIAL MATINEE CHRISTMAS. v . ORPHEUM ROAD SHOW! Nat M. Wills; Long and Ctotton; Baw- son and June; Mignonette Koktn; Oaletti'a Monkey Actors; Th« Me- lani Trio; 5 Frere* .de T^uca, and; special engagement of Sexvais !»•' Boy, Mile. Talma and Leon Basco. Reserved Seats. 25c: Balcony, 10c; Box Beat* and Opera Chairs. Me. .-;. COLUMBIA IEAD1S8 THIAT32 EVERY NIGHT. INCLUDING SUNDAY. ; MATIXEE SATURDAY. EXTRA MATINEES •'?, - —CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S-— First Appearance Here of DAVID .. -.. v WARFIELD THE AUCTIONEER; Original New York Company and PtodactJom, . D.rectton p^H) BELASCO, GRANDS GRAND HOLIDAY MATINEE CHRISTJtA*. CSUAl* BATURDAT MATINEE. ¦ Another Unqaallfled Success. The Youn« American Tra«edlenne. m MISS NANCE O'NBIL, la Dumaa* Strong Play, "OAMILLB." 1 DresV Circle. Me ud 60c Box&aU. 73c U and II SO. * • '?& NEXT -WEEK— NANCE CNEH*' la "THX JEWESS." * / ALCAZAR™^ TO-NlOHT AND ALI» WSXX, 3— MATINEES— 3, s CHRISTMAS. SATURDAY ANP BUNDAT. A NIGHT OF TERROR FOR THE BLUES. CHARLEY'S AUNT... The Funniest of all Farces. „* PDIfEC. Nights.... v .. 15c. »c.JKc. Me. 75« rKltCM Matinees... 15c. 23c 83c. BOo SeaU SelMnj for all Performances. :: ' ; SCHUTES! High-Class Specialties In the Theater EVERY ATTBRNOON AND EVKNlNO, A TWO POUND BABY BORN DEe: I, Now in the Infant Incubator. • -.- ' . ¦- — '— - ' ¦¦ PRESENTS FOR ALL THE CHILDREN - CHRISTMAS DAY;. , The Chutes Phono Is Para: 23. ' • ' : . ; ; A. 3 TO ONE SHOT!^l THREE GREAT COMEDIANS— KOLB AN© DILL AND BERNARD. - , - Worth Ten Times Our Prices. Night. 25c. BOc, "3c: Saturday. Sunday and Holiday Mat- lae«s 25c And 60c; Children at Matinees. 100 and 23c ¦¦¦¦••-.: .-¦.¦- - - .• , And that* Is Amber. Evans. ElmerJHoo>L Emerson. VIdot and th» excellent Wlafleld Blake *»»<* Harry Hennsea. •* — » vr. . , Bee pur Greatest Bttrlesqu*. ; .. ¦ [THE GEEZER See Prof. BothweU Browne's Ballet. *y : Tuesday Afternoon. Deoember SO— Zeck ¦.' - Symphon/ Concert. " — .. -vlw. .'.: ; ::?'¦: Racing Ip^L^Racini! ' bySBT ytSSX OAT. RAPT OH ttXSt*> ;' v New California Jockey Club Ingleside Track mX OB MORS XIACU DAH.T. : ' Races start at 3 p. a. thar*. ¦' ¦'^'•Iv'-r Trkta mm TkM ut Ttwam4 Mmti at 1:15 ft. m. and Iutm Um track laun«dt«taty after W# »M» r—.\ V$^.* ."3t?.st Reached by street ears from aay part of Ue .- . ¦ .;¦¦.¦ ¦ an. ,^ .... , j ?¦•v-v- i ' THOMAS H. WILIJAMS. Prestdeal U. ' ' ' W£»Ct W.;TRKAT.:Secr«Ufy.V ¦' t" , Weak Men and Woemm; 8HOULD USEDAMIANA BITTERS,' THB Ureat Mexican Remedy: « gives health »n< strength *o> sexwat organs. Depot. »M Ma* hot. Weir Gi f iifli Beauty and Grace Face to Face I When the Nicest One you know gets a dainty dressing table. 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Vose 1 PIANOS Artistic Musical Durable 60,000 in use • 20O0 sold on the Pacific Coast »* Curtaz* «*• SOLE AGENTS OLDEST AND STRONGEST HOUSE ON THE PACIFIC COA8T 16 to 20 O'Farrell St. (Curtaz Building) Pianos sold on any reasonable terms to responsible parties. We can sell a b: tter piano for less money (quality considered) to responsible parties than any house on the coast • PafarA Desirable location. laiaWv wuarpasMd cuisine, anequaled tervice ana n fin modern conveniences UIIU are the attributes that ~ 4 have made these two llTAilii hotels poputa "bb Ul allU tourists and traveler* t . tf vho visit San Fraa- Hotels "*¦-. | HOITT'S SCHOOL tmi+i-'a For ****' Menlo Park, prepares nOUl O foriny university or for business. Cj.1,,.,.1 Spring term will begin Jan. 6, '03. oCnOQI ira q. HOITT, Ph. P.. Principal. AMtrSEMEHTS. - THEATRE «* REPUBLIC- Phone South 26. 4 . g A LAUGHING TRIUMPH. .'jUMaMT" HIS ABSENT BOY SPECIAL MATINEB CHRISTMAS. 2Kr» BVRM TUB NAME |j ¦l^k MAKES YOU 8MICE. JfiW Tf MP$O*and&A:>(hCJ| ¦ 1J- The Funniest Ever. *i>8 H ' The Noted Comedian, I HARRY BERESFORD. I '¦% The Wrong- Mr. Wright. J MECHANICS? PAVILION THOROUGHLY HEATED. . ELLERY!S ' ; v<.-- ROYAL ."¦ :•.:' Italian Band ,¦'¦'. :::•; !¦ mV.'-T?, -' V'.-i '.¦•fT^n> ' ¦- " TO-NIGHT— NATIONAL GUARD NIGHT. ) v ¦¦••¦• '.fJEMnpa." ""La-Boheme." i"Cmtmnu". -¦ . h v TO-MORROW— XMA8 EVK. Poet . and Peasant, King: Dodo.- La FUle du Regiment, American Fantasle. ¦"-. - V SPECIAL CHRISTMAS* MATINEE. ' . POPULAR PRICES. « Evening*— 50c, . 75c. . ; ; Matinees— Kc, 50c Reserved 8eats at Sherman. Clay & Co.'». lrt£LPfort/temm& HOUSEWIFE WT--1 |ifBi£y EXTRACT gk g\ VIJHY_