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MONDAY. OCT. 22, 1906.
THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES PAGE FIVE AT TUB GAHRICK. REPUBLICAN i r De Wolf Hopper with Marguerite Clark arid all the old favorites will come to the Garrick theater for two weeks beginning Sunday, Oct. 2S, in the great cmic opera success, "Happy land," and a sumptuous revival of the great success, . "Wang." Ilappyland can be considered a clas sic in the matter of thorough enter tainment. The story, particularly plausible for 1 5 i Positive A soda cracker should be the most nutri tious and wholesome of all foods made from wheat Comparative But ordinary soda crackers absorb moist ure, collect dust and become stale and soggy long before they reach your table. There is however, one Superlative soda cracker at once so pure, so clean, so crisp and nourishing that it stands alone in its supreme excellence the name is needa In a dust tight, moisture proof package. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY 1 THEATRICAL NOTES. "OUR XKW MIMSTER." Any stage character that would make more than a surface impression on an audience must In itself possess more than a. mere surface character. Pass ing plays teem with mere sketches of people, things of grease paint and cos tumes, with little of the mental or thinking1 side of the persons they are meant to represent. In strong contrast of this superficial characterization is the general run of people that Denman Thompson and George W. Ryer give us in their plays, "The Old Homestead" and "Our New Minister." The action of either of the plays is scarce under way before we begin to feel an intimate acquaintance with the people of the story, feel that we have known them a long time. Darius Startle, for instance, in "Our New Minister," has but a scene or two and at once we get at the inner most character of this bombastic yet timorous backwood's catcher of law breakers who is a coward at heart,' but would shine before his populace as a dare-devil extraordinary. The New York production is announced for re- , engagement here at the Towle Opera House on Friday, Oct. 26, with the or iginal company, including Joseph Con yers as the constable. IIEUDERT L. FLINT. Of all the hpynotists now upon the American stage Herbert L. Flint stands confessedly at the head. His native abilties in this direction are wonderful and show that he possesses occult powers of the highest type. He t?k?s a class of twenty from the audi ence, and in a very few moments he has them under perfect control, ready to obey his slightest wish. They will see things which he suggests with the reality of perfect vision as if they stood before the object. All sorts of hallucinations are experienced and all sorts of vagaries are exhibited, but the whole entertainment, while exhibiting all of the phenomena of hypnotism, is done without the slightest detriment to the subjects. They go through the most surprising feats and then awaken and enjoy the entertainment and laugh at their comrades, who are executing some ridiculous feat in their turn. We know of nothing that will compare in interest with the work of Dr. Flint. a comic opera, is immensely amusing, and beincr devoid of all slap stick and bombastic incongruities, sets a stand ard in the mater of later days opera. The late Frederick Rankin, certainly erected a theatrical monument for him self when he wrote it. The story is a mythical land of Elys ia where everyone is so happy that its king is bored to death, and is on the lookout for trouble. He finds if, for at the opening of the play the king of Altruria (which is the adjacent principality) demands for his daughter tiie hand of the king of Elysia's heir. As tin? interesting party happens to be a girl, who meets, promptly falls in love witn ti.e crown prince of Fcrtunia (another nearby kingdom) many com plications naturally ensue which give the king of Elysia all the excitement that he s.eks. Rank'n's scenes are never reminscent. his songs permit much in the way of personal accom plishment and his ensembles tell a story in an unusual fashion. Reginald DeKoven, his callaborator, who wrote Uobin Hood," also aimed high, with the result that melodies are captivat ing and interesting. The 'production it; beautiful in the extreme and absol utely perfect in the matter of detail, they are feasts for the eye. The large company conies in for its share of the general result and admiration, for it is not a case of simply "Girls," "Girls," "Girls," but a large aggregation of choral artists, who seem to consider their work of as much importance find who labor as hard and faithfully as does the star. Taken all together "Happylar.d" is one jingling ripple of genuine enjoy ment and the announcement that on the forthcoming visit la3t season this company, which practically remains in tact, will again portray their respective assignments, is welcome news indeed. During the latter part of the engage ment a gorgeous revival of that per ennial success, "Wang," will be given. "Wang" has probably outlived a large majority of the latter day operas, and I rightly too, for it permits of legitimate buffonery, in which Mr. Hopper excells. Then again, it is not a one part play, for others besides the star have almost attractive parts. I America's Greatest Orators and Statesmen, Will Discuss the Issues of the Campaign at 09 11 One of i innfii 7 it 5,3 tA II V f I M HQ HAMMOND, m i S m i fa w ill S Uso l AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M. SHARP. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE livery performance of the new and greater "Bcn-Hur," which whs success fully launched at the Chicago audi torium on the evening of Oct. 15, las be-n witnessed by several thousand people, and the present engagement bids fair to prove the most successful in the history of General Wallace's Biblical romance. As presented at the Auditorium tr is Foul-stirring drama is the most impressive demonstration of spectacle. It is the seeming culmina tion of all the possibilities of theatri cal mechanism and effects the final word in lighting, the management of strge crowds and the arrungement of stage illuicns. Because of the spa ciousness and character of the house, "Ben-Hur" at the Auditorium assumes a heightened dignity and religious at mosphere. Nowhere else is there so great an organ to lend the beauty of its tones to the magnificent musical settings that Edgar Stillman Kelley Jus given the Wallace play. And no where else could that great and thiill- ing chariot race be run with five four horse chariots. Before it was transformed into a play "Ben-Hur" claimed the critical atten tion of almost all the reading world, and the consensus of opinion was that in the elements of originality and pow er it excelled all other fiction in the re ligious field. Its dramatization has substantiated that opinion for al though now in its eighth season, the two thousandth performance of the drama on Monday, Oct, 22, while only drama on Monday Oct. 22 was witnessed by four thousand people (the capacity of the auditorium), while only two thousand were in attendance at the premier at the Broadway theater, New York, Nov. 29th. 1S99. Special attention ol those who intend witnessing "Ben-Hur" is called to 1he fact that at the evening performances the curtain is raised precisely at 8 o'clock and at the Wedensday and Sat urday matinee at 2 o'clock. The per formance begins with the beautiful prelude, "The Star of Bethlehem," and in order not to mar its awe-inspiring effect, late corners are not seated until the end of this scene. Subscribe for The Lake County Times, calibre. SHOW GIRL" GOOD ATTRACTION, B. C. Whitney's, "The Show Girl starring Hilda Thomas nnd Lou Hall, was the offering at Towle's last night. This is one of the best musical come dies seen here this season, and the au dience surely showed their approval ot it. If the patronage continues aa en couraging as last evening there Is no doubt but what Manager Towle will continue to book attractions of this I I I 1 I I l' 1 I I I I V 5 I I , J I I I I;!- r M.M U U Lb lTU Lb Lb i iTi) U fa IHJ f - i I i- 1 fJ n 3 I m Fl 0 P W fP ?. nic'MI' S3 Li LJ ..D LJ Li i -"1 rm Mi i LI3 Lly South IJIIIllClll reet o hone 1394 the very near futur mak6 m0ney Hammond Real Estate If you want 1uick returns on your money invest it in real estate in this city as this will be one of thelargest cities in Indiana in Just think what it will mean to you if you invest in Hammond Keal Estate at the present prices. This is y our opportunity to make a fortune Don't neglect it. I have some very good bargains in desirable property, a few of which I list below: 25 foot vacant lots near Pennsylvania depot, $75 to $125. 35 foot lot on Gostlin street, $300 25 foot lot on Sheffield Avenue, $200. 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