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Mondav, October 29, 1906.
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It K -1 1 1 It" I XTKHESTS
Thousands upon thousands of people
who seldom visit a playhouse are
crowding the Chicago Auditorium
nightly to see "Ben-Hur." The keen
Interest they manifest in its enactment
causes regret that more plays of this
character are not in existence. "Ben
Hur" with its lustrous Star of Bethle
hem, its camels and chariot st-eds, its
oriental trappery ami splendor of the
gorgeous cast is one of the most elab
orate spectacles ever staged, and yet
the appeal of General Wallace's re-ligio-hlstoric
romance is not to the eye
and the ear alone, but to the heart.
Through all the scenes of wondrous
beauty, through the vivid portrayal
of the exciting Incidents of the dawn
of Chrisianity, the plain, simple story
of "The Man of Calvary" Is brought
home with all-compelling force. The
Star of Bethlehem, the adoration of the
"Wise Men, the heart-throbbing tale
of the meeting of Christ with Ilur, the
greetings of the great multitude on the
Mount of Olives and the final miracle
of the cleansing of the lepers these
are some of the incidents of "Ben
Hur" which separate it from other
plays and make it in its grandeur
stand apart.
Special attention is being given to
the public of this vicinity who are de
sirous of witnessing this mighty play.
It is advisable to write well in ad
vance for seats so that desirable loca
tions may be secured. Mail orders
with remittances addressed to Mr. Mil
ward Adams, dlcertor Auditorium thea
ter, Chicago, will receive prompt at
tention. The scale of prices for night
performances and Saturday matinees
is $1.50 and $1.00 for the lower floor;
$1.00 and 75 cents for the balcony and
50 cents for the gallery. While at the
Wednesday matinee the entire lower
floor is $1.00; entire balcony, 75 cents,
gallery 50 cents. No performance of
"Ben-Hur" Is ever given on Sunday.
"Age cannot wither nor custom
stale" the attractions possessed by the
best of Swedish dialect plays, "Ole Ol
son." Year in and year out, for more
than a decade, "Ole" has been presented
to the theater-going public and Its
popularity has never waned. Other
Swedish characters have come upon
the scene, but none of them can vie
with "Olson" in the regard of the pub
lic and it stands unique in its JIne
like Hip Van Winkle and I'ncle Joshua
Whitcomb. "Ole" will be presented at
the Towle opera house, Sunday, Nov.
4, by the Northland singer, Ben
Hendricks, with his budget of new
songs and yodels. Mr. Hendricks
makes his Pinging a feature and those
who have heard him know that a thor
oughly clever and artistic performance
is assured. The company is the same
that has presented the play this season
in New York, Brooklyn, Boston, St.
Louis and other cities.
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Skating every might and Saturday and.
tamoay Afternoons
FRED HEINTZ, Proprietor
To the many personal friends, ac
quaintances and admirers of General
Lew Wallace, the announcement that
his autobiography has just been placed
on the market by Harper & Bros, will
be of Interest. With a dramatized ver
sion of his "The Prince of India" oc
cupying the attention of New York
and "Ben-Hur" that of Chicago at the
Auditorium theater, this interest is
accentuated. The last years of Gen
eral Wallace's many-sided career were
spant in the preparation of his re
markable story, under the old beech
tree at his home in Crawfordsville,
where "Ben-Hur" was written, the
General transcribed his career on the
diverse fields of arms, letters, politics
and diplomacy. The book is rich in
reminiscence, several chapters being
devoted to his literary labors, in which
he recounts how "Ben-Hui" the book
which has been read by an innumerable
company and the drama which has
been witnessed by more than five
million people came to be written and
later dramatized. The story is a force
ful presentation of the man himself,
an intensely individualistic character
and one of the most picturesque per
sonalities of our times.
Via Chicago, Milwaukee A
St. Paul
Colonist tickets, good in tourist
sleeping cars will be sold from Chi
cago to Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco,
Los Angeles and many other Pacific
coast points for $33. August 27 to
October 31 inclusive. Reduced rates to
hundreds of other points west and
northwest. Folder descriptive of
through train service and complete in
formation about routes will be sent on
request. E. G. HAYDEN,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
426 Superior Ave., N. W. Cleveland.
Change of Cars.
On Nov. 19 the Wabash, in connec
tion with the Iron Mountain T. & P.,
I. & G. N. and the National Lines of
Mexico, will resume its Mexican spec
ial service from Chicago to the City of
Mexico, leaving Chicago at 9:17 p. m.,
every Monday and Thursday. The
Mexican special consists of sleepers,
observation cars and dining cars. Oniy
three days on the road. Write for Il
lustrated printed matter and full in
formation. F. II. Tristram, A. G. P. A.,
97 Adams street, Chicago.
Have your prescriptions and family
receipts filled in our drug department,
by registered pharmacists. We use
only the very best grades of drugs and
chemicals and always fill them just as
your doctor wishes, at very reasonable
prices. Lion 'Store Drug Department.
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Every performance of the new and
greater "Ben-Hur," which whs success
fully launched at the Chicago audi
torium on the evening of Oct. 15, las
ben 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 tl is soul-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
str.ge crowds and the arrangement of
stage illusions. Because of tht spa
ciousness and character of the house,
"Ben-Hur" at the Auditorium assumes
a heightened dignity and religious at
mosphere. Nowhere el3e is there so
great an organ to lend the beauty of
its tones to the magnificent musical
settings that Edgar Stillman Kelley
has given the Wallace play. And no
where el3e could that great and thrill
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
substantitated that opinion for al
though now ia 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, 1899.
Special attention of those who intend
witnessing "Ben-Hur" is called to the
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 comers are not seated until
the end of this scene.
De Wolf Hopper with Marguerite
Clark and all the C-id favoiites will
come to the Garrick theater for two
weeks beginning Sunday, Oct. 2S, in
the great comic opera success, "Happy
land," and a sumptuous revival of the
great success, "Wang."
Happyland can be. considered a clas
sic in the matter of thorough enter
tainment. The story, particularly plausible for
a comic opera, is immensely amusing,
and being devoid of all slap stick and
bombastic incongruities, sets a stand
ard in the mater of later days opera.
Thn late Frederick Rankin, certainly
erected a theatrical monument for him
self when he wrote ic.
The story is a mythical land of Klys
ia where everyone is so happy that
its king is bored to death, and is on
the lookout tor trouble. He finds it;
for at the opening of the play the king
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Political Issues From a
of Altruria (which is the adjacent
principality) demands for his daughter
the hand of the king of Elysia's heir.
As this interesting party happens to be
a girl, who meets, promptly falls in
love with the crown prince of Fcrtunia
(another nearby kingdom) many com
plications naturally ensue which give
the king of Elysia all the excitement
that he seeks. Rankin's scenes are
never remlnscent. 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
"Robin Hood," also aimed high, with
the result that melodies are captivat
ing and interesting. The production
is beautiful in the extreme and absol
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nvited, Especially the
utely perfect in the matter of detail,
they are feasts for the eye. The large
company comes in for its share of the
general result and admiration, for it Is
not a case of simply "Girls," "Girls,"
"Girls," out a large aggregation of
choral artists, who seem to consider
their work of as much importance tnd
who labor as hard and faithfully as
does the star.
Taken all together "Happyland" is
one jingling ripple of genuine enjoy
ment and the announcement that on
the forthcoming visit last 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
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ennial success, "Wang," will be given.
"Wang" has probably outlived a large
majority of the latter day operas, and
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.
Does your sewing machine need re
pairs? If so, call up C. F. Miller, the
sewing machine expert, 211 East State
street, phone 2601. 10-16-lm
A Call for Help.
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ices," remarked the laundry maid to
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