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Contest First halt of ink, Edxln Maro, In
-Puad-nhead wn-f .U.s alternoon. PMlhar-
monlc orchestra. ,
Grand-AH -week. "Brown1 In Town;" Fridar
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afternoon. Symphony orcnestra concert.
Auditorium All week. "Cyrano de Berserae."
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Orplieani-All week. Tauaerllle.
tallliss All week. "Alone In Creater New Tort."
Academy of Mimic Thursday evening. Fran
cois Voucher recital.
The announcement of the return to the
Coates the first halt of this week of Mark
Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson," after a
lapse of nearly a year, will awaken the In
terest oi our oest tneaicrgoers. "ruaan-
SKil ,"f5' ft fLJSi,eSSli. ftefHM
It has made it a fabcinating. good play. It number of features of merit, without boast
is unique, unhackneyed, possesses remark- "g of any one act which will complete
able value as a. native drama and is bound overshadow all the others. The aim has
to hold a superior place in the esteem and been to make each turn one- which wlu
affection of the theatergoing public Mark "11 a certain place in the bill, thus assur
Twaln's crisp humor, his ory mannerisms log an entertainment which will be pleas
and his delicate wit are reproduced In the ing from start to finish. First there will
play, along with the development of a como William H. Windom and his Black
strong olot, and the result is a wonder- stone quartette. Mr. Windom himself is
fullv forceful drama of culmlnativc and well known in Kansas City, as he has often
striking interest. There are many novel been here with some of the large minstrel
characters in "Pudd'nhead Wilson" char- companies, with which ho gained an en
acters which make you laugh and char- viable reputation as a singer. Although
actcrs which draw your deepest sympa- he has now got beyond that period in
thies and they are such as have not been which he could be referred to as a boy
seen on the Mage before. It is in tho hands singer, it Is said that his high tenor voice
of an excellent cast, with Mr. Edwin Mayo, still retains that wonderful purity which
son of the dramatist, in the title role, made It so pleasing. To make up a quar
and his support is composed mostly of the tetto Mr. Windom has chosen four real
same people seen in tne production -jpon darkles, who are said to sing In a manner
its last vitlt to this city. The impression which cannot fail to make them popular,
that this beautiful play made here before As tne costumes they use are those of the
btlll remains In the minds of the people, united States navy they never fail to
The company includes Ada Dwyer as Koxy. brlnff down the nouse wlth a budget of
FTank Campeau as Tom Driscoll, and i patrlotle selections. The acrobatic act of
fibc5s,.or ,lH? iA-Sff. w111 be seen by i the three Luklns has been given liberal
the following assignments: 1 .nt ., .. . .nt v na..rATv .iir
.David Wilson, -Tudd-nhead" Edwin Msyo 1
fh.nl.H Ifffllnh Itfin I
Ralph Dean i
York Driscoll, county lodge
Driscoll. county Judge Charles J. Edmonda
Ehrigcsn ....... Frank Campeau '
Howard Pembroke, a lawjer .Augustus Balfour
LueI Cappelo and Acgelo Cappelo, twins
John H. Brown and Louis Wasselt
Blake, county cheriS W. R. McKey
Swan.. 'William S. GUI
Campbell William Arthur
Judge BoWnsoa Edwin W. lewu
Deacon Jasper and Ephralm. slaves
Charles Chaeffer and W. Helaby
Roxr. Miss Ada Dwyer
Patsy Mason .-. Miss D. Delaro
Rover Miss Maribel Seymour
Hannah, slare Miss Eleanor LaSalla
The much talked ot farce, "Brown's in
I Town," will be the attraction at the
' Grand opera house during the week begin-
1 lilng with a matinee this! afternoon. This
Is tho tenth week ot Its existence, and
i wherever it has been seen it has been en
thusiastically received. But one more week
' will be played on the road and then the
I J farce will be taken to the metropolis for an
r extended engagement at the Bijou theater,
, ' following May Irwin's successful nineteen.
i weeks' run. The cast includes such clever
Jl actors as Edward S. Abeles, James O. Bar-
j rows, John Lancaster, Edward Poland, Alt
drew Lee, Anna Belmont, Kathryn Oster
man.'Josie Sadler and Belle Davis.
"Brown's In Town" deals with the humor
ous tribulations of Dick and Letty Pres
' ton, two young people who have been
' secretly married and are trying, to conceal
their secret from Dick's father. The lras
I table old gentleman has a decided aversion
! to marrlnm. nrobablv. as Dick says, "be
cause he has been there himself," and has
vowed that if Dick does marry before
Teaching the age of 23, he will cut him ift
-without a cent. Dick and Letty have taken
a cottage in a country place ten miles from
the city, and are living an ideal life amid
honeysuckles, cackling hens and Inquisitive
neighbors. Of course, the old gentleman
turns up. Young Preston Is living under
the name of Brown at the cottage, and the
elder Preston takes a friend of Dick's for
Brown and Letty for Mrs. Brown. The
young man has, however, arranged with
Susanne Dacre, a friend of Letty's to act
as Mrs. Brown. This eventually leads to
the discovery by the old gentleman that
there are two Mrs. .Browns, and the con
tradictory explanation that the young peo
ple give for the.unusual number of wives on
the part of the Imaginary Brown keep old
man Preston In a whirl of excitement and
recrimination for three acts. The cast:
Dick Precton Edward 8. Abeles
Abel Preston, his father....
Arthur HowarU. a dentist..
..James O. Barrows
John Lancaster
Worth Carew. a gentleman of leisure.. Edward Poland
Pollock, the gardener Andrew IjM
Suzanne Dacre. who knows a thing or two
Anna Belmont
Ittie, Dick's wife Kathryn Ostermaa
Freda Von Hollenbcck, a German heiress
Josle Sadler
Primrose, the "lady" cook, with & reputation..
Belle DaTla
Act I Morning. Complications much.
Act II Noon. Complications more.
Art III Night. Complications plenty.
Time One day. Place Honeysuckle.lodge.
Unusual interest has been aroused by the
announcement that "Cyrano de Bergerac"
is. to be given at the Auditorium this week
by the Woodward stock company. "The
advance sale is said to be larger than for
any other bill the company has given, that
for the earlier part of the week being eo
active as to insure a packed theater for the
first performances. As. the play is a long
one. the performances will begin at 8 sharp
in the evening and at 2 In the afternoon. In
order that the audiences may be dismissed,
aooui me usual time.
The wonderful popularity of "Cyrano" as
a literary work and as a stage production
has not been equaled either in Europe or in
this country In many years. Mr. Mans
field's presentation is the most success
ful offering this great actor has ever made.
For these reasons the opportunity "to see
the heroic comedy given by a company of
such general excellence as the Woodward
organization, and at such a low scale of
prices as prevail at the Auditorium, Is one
that should meet with very general ap
preciation among the theatergoers of this
city. The play Is one that should be read
or seen several times in order to grasp
the poetic beauty and remarkable ensemble,
both in lines and situations. Regardless of
future opportunities that may be afforded
to see special productions of the play, the
performances by the Woodward company
will not only afford a novel entertainment,
but will serve to make the public acquaint
ed with the leading subject of the hour in
the dramatic and literary world.
Rostand has idealized the historical char
acter of Cyrano very considerably. The
uyrano oi tne piay is as Keen ot wit, as
fine of intellect and as nolile in self-sacrifice
as he is ready and skilled in swords
manship. A soldier and a poet, but disfig
ured by an ungainly nose, he realizes the
hopelessness of his love for his cousin,
Jtoiine, who loves beauty us well as elo
quence. He finds In Christian de Neurel
lette, whom Roxane loves at sight, a per
fect complement to himself. Christian has
the personal beauty, Cyranohas the power
or expression. They combine their pow
ers to deceive Roxane, and win her for
Christian. Although Cyrano, in the bal
cony scene, acts as Christian's proxy. Rox
ane believes that she is being wooed by
Christian, and readily yields to the pas
sionate and poetic fervor of the wooer.
Then comes the betrothal kiss, which poor
Cyrano must fee enjoyed by Christian,
and then the wedding.
The marriage has just been concluded
when Christian and Cyrano, both of the
same regiment of Ga&cony cadets, are or
dered Immediately to the wars. In camp
CVranO. tO keen Un till dA,'mtirm i.T-lfftc
V1II1SU.UI liners. una many more or tnenr
than Christian suppobes and risks his life
dally to get them through the lines and
past them. Christian Is killed in battle
and it is not until fourteen years later
that Roxane, who has meantime lived iu
conventual retirement, learns the truth.
This is revealed when Cyrano, who has
been mortally wounded by an assassin,
asks her to read the favorite letter from
her huband- He takes the letter from
her hand, and, although It is too dark to see
Its page, he leads every line correctly.
Cyrano will be played by Mr. Wilson
Enos, a member of the Woodward Com
pany, who has made a particularly faor
able impression here, and Roxane will be
enacted by Miss Bertha Crelghton, who
should find In this picturesque Idealist a
role particularly suitable to her personality
and her talents.
There are more .than fifty speaking parts
In lha nlay.
The Drlncloal members of the rt n
n rollowh.
Comte De Guiche. Mr. Walter D. Creene
S0!1?.?? "" M?rvJ,l5,.F- DaT,
tr 5."nV;V mJ -.MI"J?u
Cyranode Bergerac......... M "aEnoa
& rn-dV-caste.:j;iour.v.r.Mcr,cn
Itagueneau Mr. Will Davis
Llgnlere". Mr. Charles Johnson
First marquis Mr. Robert Folsom
Second marquis ..Mr. F. L. Woodward
Third marquis Mr. Will Ellis
Montfieney Mr. Frank Linden
Xlelrose ..Mr. Thomas Kinney
Jodelet Mr. Harry Bereatord
Spanish oBccr Mr. DeWItt Clinton
F'ntlnel Mr. John Edwards
Capuchin monk Mr. Frank Llndon
Roxane ....Miss Bertha Crelghton
Duenna. T, Mlts Gertrude Berkley
Use Miss Lettle Allen
Orange girl Mies Union
Plaaauln Miss Clumbere
Champag jllss Merchant
Sister Claire Miss Lettle Allen
.F'"-t actress Miss Inei Macauley
Second actress Miss Blanche noardman
actreM MUs Waace
First page Miss Inez Macauler
' Second page ..Miss Emma Dunn
Thlrd ,; siiss Kate Moore
Fourth page ..Miss Jessie Atkin
i-lower gin miss jackson
Act I A -performance at the Hotel de Bourgogne.
Act 11 The Bakery ot Poets.
Act III The Kiss.
Act IV The Cadets of Gascogne. .
Act V Cyrano's Gazette.
It Is promised that the bill at the Or-
pheum for the week which begins with the
matinee this afternoon will contain a large
ESTE,"" V5" "S'" ,,' l,r llinnev
and brilliancy
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llcult testta wiui u- uuaii iuu unmuuw
wnicn ana raucn to ine eueci. -" u
Jordan, travesty artists, are said to le
genuinely amusing, while Mclntyre and
Peak are two girls who can look pretty,
play the banjo well and Impersonate char
acters In a taking way. A new act here
will be that of Mazus and Mazet. who
make a good deal of fun as the brakeman
and the tramp. There will -be matinees
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Mons. and Mme. Rofix, who made such a
decided hit during the week which has
just closed, have been re-engaged for an
other week by Manager Lehman. No more
wonderful feats of strength and endurance
have been seen here than those in which
Mons. Rofix balances on his chin a can
non, which he fires, and a piano, at which
a woman is seated and upon which she
The attraction for this week at the Gil
lies opera house, beginning with a matinee
this afternoon, is the spectacular scenic
melodrama, "Alone in Greater New York."
This production, while new fo Kansas City,
Is one of the melodramatic successes of the
season and is constructed along the lines
that should insure the greatest degree cf
popularity with Gllliss audiences. The story
is said to'be replete with interest, the ac
tion refreshingly brisk and the scenic and
mechanical effects striking. Dorothy
Lewis, the little comedienne, carries the
leading role of Tiny, a jolly, big-hearted
child of the New York slums. Her sup
port Is also said to be exceptionally cap
able. The more noteworthy stage settings
Include a great elevated railroad scene,
showing a full-sized Third Avenue train
running at full speed; a realistic scene de
pleting the landing of the big Fall river
steamer Pilgrim, warping, Into her North
rlvef pier; a thrilling "breakaway" ware
house explosion and a beautiful reproduc
tion of Brooklyn bridge. The following is
tho cast:
Tiny Traddles, a waif of the metropolis
- . Dorothy Lewis
Sharkey, a tenderloin politician Lew A. Warner
Jamea Haywood, a man with a past..w. c. Chapman
Frank Walnright, a man with a future
, Robert Leeland
Jack Hansen, a man on the bum Ned O. Ilisley
Terry, a hustling newsboy J. F. Murphy
Judge Cornell, a man with old fogy Ideas
Wiliard Munro
Otto Krouse, a chusdlce of der bease.... Frank Conger
John Dldlemeyer. a rank importor... George Llngard
Officer Allright, a civil service product.. Walter riod
Crips, a sidewalk orator Lee GroT
Carrie Cornell, a new girl Blanche Warren
coiner -rraaoiea, a -ornDie nexampie.. Laura Winston
Francesca, a dago belle Marie Bouton
The fourth concert by the Symphony or
chestra will be given, at the Grand opera
house next Friday afternoon. The orches
tral numoers win inciuae jjeetnoven's
Pastoral" ss-mphonv. which Is Derhaos
the most unconventional ot all the Bee
thoven symphonies and yet is one of the
most beautiful. Its sentimental suggestion
being dominant in proportion to its lack of
accepted form. Mendelssohn's "Midsum
mer Night" overture, and the "Carmen"
suite are both exceedingly attractive num
bers. Mr. Walther will play the' DeBerlot
scene ae uanet. xniB win oe jur. wal
ther! first appearance here with the Sym
phony orchestra. The sale of seats for the
concert will open to-morrow morning at
the Burlington ticket office. The full pro
gramme will be as follows:
Overture, "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendels
sohn). Symphony No. 6 (Beethoven), allegro, andante, al
legro, allegro, allegretto.
Scene de Ballet (DeBerlot), Mr. Walther.
"Venetian Serenade" (Valie de Paz), "Sous la
Balcon" (Wuerst). for string orchestra.
Suite, "Carmen" (Bizet), prelude, Aragonalse, in
termezzo, "Lea Dragons d'AlcoIa;" finale, "Les
The third of the series of excellent re
citals by Mr. Francois "Boucher will be
given at the Academy of Music Thursday
evening of this week. A very high class
programme has been 'announced. Mr.
Boucher's numbers will Include Tartlnl's
sonata. "The Devil's Trill:" Vleuxtcmps'
concerto. No. 5, and the same composer's
"Fantasle Apasslonata," together with
lighter numbers, including one ot his own
composition. The Tartinl number is some
thing of a novelty. Tartinl dreamed one
night that the devil sat at the foot of his
bed. and played for him the most extraor
dinary music he had ever heard. On
waking he at once wrote this beautiful
sonata, trying to reproduce the music
heard in his dream.
The soloist will be Mrs. Mary Burnett,
contralto, who will be heard in three num
bers. The programmo follows:
Sonata. "The Devil's Trill," largetto, tempo glusto.
Snale (Tartinl),
"Midsummer Dreams" (D'Hardeiot), Mra. Burnett.
Concerto No. S. with Cadenza (Vleuxtemps),
Song. "Three Roses Red" (Norris), Mrs. Burnett.
(a) "Twilight" (Massenet), (b) Romance (Boucher),
(c) Value Caprice (Wienlawskl).
Hindoo Song (Bemberg). Mrs. Burnett).
Fantalsle Apasslonata (Vleuxtemps).
The third in the series of organ concerts
by Edward Krelser, In the Grand Avenue
Methodist Episcopal church, will be given
next Thursday evening. These recitals are
attracting a growing number of lovera of
organ music, and ore proving of unusual
Interest to musical people generally. The
programmes include many new organ works
by modern composers of all schools and are
maintaining (he high standard Mr. Krelser
has ever held to. Mr. Krelser will be as
sisted by the Lohengrin Ladles' quartette,
an organization composed of Miss Elizabeth
May. Miss Josephine Hopkins, Miss Annie
Foster and Miss Alma Crooker. These
young ladles wero heard recently, and it is
iminirfl xwhlfi fa nf timteiinl ,-J, !
saia oo very creauaDie worn, xne pro
Suite. "Gothlque" (Boellmann), (a) "Introduc
tion," choral, (b) "Minuet Gothlque," (c) "Prayer in
Notre Dame," (d) "Toccata."
Pastorale In C (Letnare).
Quartette. "Welcome Primrose" (Plnsutl).
(a) Cantlblle (Boss!). b) Choral (Boss!).
Double Tsema Varle (Rousseau).
Quartette, "Annie Laurie" (Buck).
(a) Romance, D flat (Lemare), (b) "The Carillons
of Dunkernue" (Carter).
Quartette, "I Would That My Love" (MendeUsohn).
Soldiers' Chorus, "Faust" (Gounod).
Among the numbers to be given at the
seventh Philharmonic orchestra concert at
the Coates opera house this afternoon will
be Haydn's "Farewell" symphony, the first
symphonic work taken up by this orches
tra in some time, and as It Is one of the
most attractive of the Haydn compositions
It should prove a pleasing Innovation for
Tho-S -m nicn h. on ,-. nn.n. i... f;
tne patrons or tnese aunaay concerts.
carl Busch of one of Dubois' compositions.
Indeed the whole programme seems to be
one of the best yet announced by the or-
chestra, and its numbers are effectively ar-
ranged? The soloist will be Mr. Silas R.
&? LbLJxleU!2"y
" t. liVW,. -"- yiv-
gramme follows
"Overture Comlque" (Keler-Bela).
"CanUlene Nuptlale" (Dubois-Busch). .
Bass solo, (a) "Am Mer" (F. Schubert); (b) "Th
Two Grenadiers" (R. Schumann). Silas R. 31111a.
"Farewell" symphony (J. Haydn).
Egyptian March (J. Strauss).
Indian Dance.(SchuItz-Benthen).
Quartette for four 'cellos (G. Payne). Messrs. Appy,
Stubcnrauch and Major and Miss Borigbt.
Wedding procession from "Feramora" A. Rubin
Theater Xalsances.
The following letter Is an appropriate
scoring of 111 bred people who insist upon
disturbing their more considerate neigh
bors in the theater:
Kansas City. Feb. 1, 1S99.
Dramatic Editor of The Journal.
Permit me. while still writhing from the
agony inflicted by idiotic disturbers of har
mony, to vent my feelings. At the Coates
last evening I was flanked on both sides
and in the rear by the most aggravating
specimens of the theater nuisance that it
has been my misfortune to encounter. The
experience, unfortunately, is not a new
one. You can put theatergoers under un
dying obligations by hammering through
tho thick skulls ot ill bred people that
"there are others" whose tastes and com
forts are entitled to consideration. These
people, male and female, are simply ignor
ant and unfortunate ini the lack ot proper
bringing up.
On one side of me was a young man with
his best girl. Absolute silence reigned be
tween them while the curtain remained
down, but while it was up the young man s
tongue worked until It rattled. Tne plot
of tho opera, the personal characteristics
of the singers and their comparative abil
ities were explained with the gusto usual
with the ignoramus. Behind me were a
young man and two women who ate cakes
from a paper bag through the whole even
ing. The man got his feet far enough un
der mv chair to dislodge my hat twice and
t kmi" in hnld it the rest of the evening.
Ti.o wr.mpti scored the basso every time
he had a solo, and laughed heartily when
he picked up a slipper and passed it to the
back of the stage. The jokes of the come
dians were all laughed at before they were
uttered, making It Impossible for others to
hear what the jokes were. Three young
men standing In the rear aisle talked so
loud that every word was distinctly heard
eight rows away, and the ushers t.ald not
a word. This is not overdrawn, but a cor
rect statement, and much more mildly
drawn than circumstances would warrant.
Respectfully. E. R. CRUTCHER.
Unfortunately, many of these annoy
ances and disturbances are such as can
not be remedied by rigid house regula
tions. They are matters of breeding. It
It a pity, however, that the disappearance
of the obstructlvehat can not be followed
by the eradication of the many other an
noyances that detract so mightily from the
enjoyment of a play or an opera. There
are men and women who use the per
formance merely as a subject of conversa
tion; there are others who make It the
occasion to display their wonderful wisdom
upon artistic subjects, and In nearly every
such case the talkers do not e-en try to
express themselves In whispers, but abso
lutely disregard the rights of others by
speaking loud enough to be heard for sev
eral rows around. Still others chew gum
or tobacco with a swish that is intoler
ably aggravating because of its insistence.
While there Is no direct way ot reaching
many of these nuisances, such protests as
the one published herewith ought to have
some effect.
I noticed In a foreign paper devoted to
fashionable gossip that by a singular coinci
dence In the year 1S33 two men died who
"had wrapped their lives" in that of the
lovely nightingale. Adellna
Some of Pattl, and flitted after her all
over the world, in tpite of an
Pattl's aristocratic and impertinent
husband to begin with, and of
Romances. a beloved anu jealous tenor
later on, says the London cor
respondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Adellna, the coquette and petulant liule
marquise, though she entertained no tender
feelings for either, would not allow anyone
to rob her ot their exclusive attention, and
would snub mercilessly any lady who for
a moment would seem to distract them
from their faithful and constant admira
tion, even though it might chance to be a
royal highness. According to this story.
In the winter ot" 1SCS tho lUarqulse de Caux
had sent out Invitations for a musical -at
home in her hotel in the Champs Elysees.
The Princess of Wales, who was then In
Paris, having manifested her desire to be
present at the reception, the diva at once
arranged a magnincent fete In her honor.
The princess arrived, radiant with beauty,
in a dress of pink faille covered with gar
lands of natural roses of all colors, a small
and fetching chapeau ot the same flowera
was coquettlshly placed on her hair, and
she wore a dog collar made of a black vel
vet ribbon studded with diamonds, which
rendered her sweet face more dazzling
than ever.
At the sight of her. Adclina's old ad
mirer, the Marquis de Chavanat, received
something like an electric shock, and, leav
ing the back of his lady love's armchair,
he slyly joined his friend, the Marquis de
Caux. who had the nrincess on his arm.
and did his very best to attract her atten
tion. He was superb and very witty, so
he soon succeeded in ills endeavor, and
pleased the princess so well that when, a
moment later, someone came to speak a
few words to the Marquis de Caux, she
simply said: "Do not let me monopolize
you completely, marquis. I see you are
wanted." Then, turning her pretty face
toward "M. do Chavanat. she added, smil
ing: "Will you allow me?" and took his
arm. a favor which made the elderly cour
tier tremble with joyous pride. Very soon
it was evident he had made the conquest
of the princess, and the little court anec
dotes of the marquis amused her visibly
as she sat with him In one of the little
boudoirs on which opened the fete gallery,
when suddenly the fair Adellna, who had
been watching them for a moment, crossed
the drawing room, walked straight to tho
divan where they were seated, and, put
ting her hand on M. de Chavanat's shoul
der, said curtly: "I want you, please."
The marquis turned as pale as If death
itself had touched the sleeve ot his. coat;
but he did not move. Adellna stamped her
foot. "You know," she, said, "It is only
you who can turn the pages of my songs
for me. Her royal highness will let you
go. I am sure." Tho princess got up and
nobody knows what would have happened
but for the Marquis de Caux. who guessed
at once what his flighty -diva was about,
and fled to the rescue with the good grace
and the address of the perfect courtier he
was. In spite ot this nasty trick and of
many others. M. de Chavanat never lost
his adoration for Adellna; he followed her
everywhere with the consent of the mar
quis, her husband, who, by his situation
at the Tullcrles, was prevented from es
corting his wife in the various capitals.
But M. de Chavanat was far from rich,
and the little diva would unconsciously
drag him into all sorts of expenses which
were far above his means. His embar
rassment was great. Suddenly a good idea
struck him and he started on a mysterious
expedition, from which he came back one
day triumphant. He had found a source
of lucre and the means of doing things in
the best style. One of the first firms of
tho champagne district had entered into
an arrangement with him to provide him
with an excellent wine, which he would
sell under the name of Champagne Pattl
everywhere they went. The speculation
proved very successful. The posters an
nouncing to the people the "Barbier de Se
vlle" or "Lucia dl Lammermoor." with
the incomparable Pattl, were always stuck
against the walls under the announcement
of the not less incomparable champagne of
the same name, and the profits. In Russia
especially, were considerable.
M. de Chavanat almost died with grief
when, at St. Petersburg, he one day dis
covered the love of Juliet for Romeo, alias
NIcollnl. It was an unexpected blow, as
for many years Adellna had refused flatly
to play with "M. Nicolas." whom she con
stantly snubbed. However, as the Marquis
used to say, sighing deeply: "Woman's
heart is an abyss of insolvable mystery."
and her divorce was the great sorrow of his
life. Happily, he did not live to see the
triumph of the good-looking and happy
man of to-day. for ho died last summer, at
the age of S7. in the house of an old friend,
where he had his room full of portraits and
photos of his idol, and a host ot souvenirs
of all kinds.
Another devoted admirer of Adellna who
also died in 1S9S was an artist, Cottrano,
who had followed her to Paris from Naples,
where he left, for her sake, family, wife,
situation and ail he possessed In the world
Rut the violent Neanolltian was sooner
cured of his love than his elegant rival, it
seems. He had succeeded in getting a good
living by writing the musical paragraphs In
the Gazette des Etrangers, and. thanks to
his wit and his originality, was received
everywhere. The brilliant Adellna well
knew how to make use of her enamored
Cottrano. who became her factotum, her
humble slave, her trumpeter, and seemed
never to, be tired of his dally sacrifice on
the altar of his goddess, when suddenly he
disappeared without the slightest warning.
He had simply parked up his belongings
and gone" back to Naples, where he started
a music shop, which his eldest son now
manages with great success, his father
having died irr the spring of this year.
It may be Interesting to those who do
not know the facts that Cyrano de Ber
gerac, like D'Artagnan. Is a historical char
acter, who actually lived, moved and had a
being. Perhaps, too, his Uv
n,, ing character fitted closer to
the text of the play than did
Real the real D'Artagnan to the
character made by Dumas.
Cyrano. Savlnien-Cyrano de Bergerac
" was born in Ferigord, and was
therefore a Gascon. He was born in 1620
and died in 1633 in Paris. He was not a
very prepossessing character, however, for
a hero, except In his bravery, for in his
early youth he was chiefly remarkable for
his cruelty, for he maimed children and
committed many extravagant acts. He be
came a comic author after he had attained
his majority, and was quite famous during
his life. It was a fact that he had an
enormous nose, and It was this nose that
brought him Into trouble, for he would
fight anyone who seemed to notice It. He
was a member of the famous regiment as
In the play, and the scene with the actor
actually occurred, we arc Informed by his
tory. The battle with the hundred cut
throats is also historical, and. according to
history. De Bergerac killed nine of them
with his own sword and put the rest to
flight. He 'was really wounded at Arras
In 1611. and In 1643, as the play relates, he
received a severe blow on the head, but he
did not die from it at once, surviving tho
injury fourteen months, but finally suc
cumbing. The love scene and plot in the
play are all Imaginative. Cyrano de Ber
gerac was the author of "Agrippine. Widow
of Germanicus." which was played in 1633,
and "The Pedant Deceived," which was
produced the following year. In the latter
play he showed tendencies toward his ag
nostic belief, which threw him into disgrace
for some time. ,
Grandfather was down from Isabella
county to visit his son and was Included
among those of the family who went to
see Mansfield in his star engagement, says
a Cincinnati paper.
"Well, dad, what did you think of him?"
asked the son when they were home again.
"He's a smart feller. There's no gittin
'round that, but afore I'd appear in public
with that there noso of hls'n I'd have the
durned thing op'rated on."
There was such a crowd at the matineo
on Saturday In the Metropolitan opera
house. New York, that actually it was im
possible to close the doors leading from
the foyer to the auditorium, so great was
the crush of standers within. Every seat
was sold and the standing room was
borne twenty young women who were
rtandlng during "Lohengrin" fell In a dead
faint before the performance was over and
were carried out Into the lobbies and wait
ing rooms by the ushers.
At one time no less than four young wom
en were "laid out" on the benches in the
Thirty-ninth street lobby, two collapsed
matrons were reposing on the main floor,
while others were distributed in the various
ante-rooms, being fanned into consciousness
by female friends.
Emma Eames' gowns are all uesigned by
her husband, Julian Story, the artist. He
dreams over these symphonies that she
wears with such grace, and drapes her
statcliness in lines that make her look like
a goddess.
It must be awfully nice to have an artist
right in the family like that. That is it
he doesn't ask her to pose for all his"
pictures. I knew one artist who thinks
nothing of running homo to ask his wife
if she'd mind standing an hour and a half
on one foot while he does a sketch of
Then she has to go around half the time
wearing a sheet while he does classic
things for the magazines. You drop in to
see her of an afternoon and she comes out
npologlzlng for having nothing on but a
Turkish towel and a pair of slippers.
Of course it is delightfully unconvention
al, but It must be embarrassing at time3.
Dramatic Mirror.
This week will mark the beginning of
the second year of the Orpheum as a vaude-'
vllle theater. It was on February 6 ot last
year that the curtain rolled up for the
llrst time on the first perform
One Year ance ever Riven in a high class
vaudeville theater in Kansas
at the City. During the year the
. change which has taken place
Orpheum. j,as been notable. for In that
time the public has been ed
ucated up to the idea that a thoroughly re
fined and entertaining programme can bo
found in houses of this class, as well as
In the theaters presenting regular com
panies and standard attractions.
When the Walter Orpheum company .took
charge of the theater which Is now the
Orpheum It had been so long devoted to
melodrama that those amusement lovers
who do not care for that form of play
bad ceased to consider it among the avail
able places of amusement. To turn the tide
of popular favor back to the theater was
no easy matter, especially as the class of
entertainment was something which was
new to the city, at least new as a steady
The opening week saw the presentation
of ono of the strongest musical attractions
which had ever appeared here, the Knab'en
Kapelle, or Boys' Hungarian band, which
remained for an engagement of three
weeks, and which so established ltseir in
popularity that it was later secured during
the summer as the big feature at Fair
mount park. The bringing of so expensive
an attraction to-.Kansas City was the best
evidence that the Orpheum company could
oner urn it aiu not intend to spare ex
pense to make Its house a favorite with the
people of the city.
Followinir the Hnncnrlnn hnnrt mma o
long list ot names ot artists who are prom
inent, not only on the vaudeville stage,
but on that where the legitimate drama
holds sway as well. Not from America
alone do these people come, but they are
sought and brought from every part of
the world. The public demands what is
novel, and in endeavoring to cater to this
taste there is no expense at which the Or
pheum company stops. It has frequently
been the case that acts which have creat
ed sensations in New York and the East
have been seen in Kansas City before the
East had had a view of them. This is
owing to the fact that the company oper
ating the chain of Orpheums. recognized
to-day as the strongest vaudeville com
bination in America, brings .the best art
ists to be found abroad direct to San
Francisco and they then appear here on
their way to the Eastern centers.
The importance of this circuit has In
creased materially during tho past year.
A theater in Omaha has been added to it,
and in a short time another one will be
opened in Denver, while still others will
bo placed In the list in the course of a
year. This-, In addition to the fact that
arrangements have been made with all the
leading vaudeville houses of Chicago, St.
Louis and Cincinnati gives the Orpheum
the choice of the most accomplished per
formers In all lines.
The list of actors who have appeared, at
the Orpheum since it was established would
be an Interesting one, showing as It does
the class of men and women who have
"gone Into vaudeville." Among tho promi
nent ones will be recalled Mr. and Mrs.
Edwin Milton Royle, Felix Morris. Bert
Coote and Julie KIngsley, Mr. and Mrs.
Sidney Drew. Mr. and Mrs. William
Robyns, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Dustan. Paul
ine Hall has come from the operatic stage;
and r.o lesa famous a vlollniste than Ca
milla Urso has played to enthusiastic au
diences at the Orpheum. In the line of
singers, dancers, acrobats, Jugglers, animal
trainers and monologulsts tho leaders have
appeared in the bills, and have presented
numberless acts which ha'e never been seen
here before.
In honor of the birthday of the Orpheum,
Which occurs to-morrow. Manager Lehman
has arranged a souvenir performance, and
he proposes to give to each person who oc
cupies a reserved seat to-morrow evening
a neat souvenir in commemoration of the
completion of the first year of the life of
the Orpheum In Kansas City.
When Otis Skinner played "Rosemary"
In Lynchburg, Va recently a clever
Semite offered to get up the programmes
for the local manager, and Otis has sent
me the result. On the flrsb page appears:
"Otis Skinner, hero for one night," and
"Harry S. Hirsch, the haberdasher, here
to stay." And the synopsis ot scenery Is
parodied to fit a new shirt which the hab
erdasher Is pushing. For instance: The
"Rosemary" synopsis reads, "Act IV. The
coffee house, fifty years later. Sir Jasper
remembers." Opposite it is this: "Act
IV. Franke's home, eighteen years later,
still wears, the shirt that made him con
tented." Imagine wearing one shirt eigh
teen years! That's for remembrance.
Mr. Charles F. Coghlan will come to
the Fifth Avenue theater on April 10, suc
ceeding Mrs. Fiske, and will produce his
new drama an orlclnal work, not hm-ed
upon the "Tale of Two Cities" (as has
Deen reporiea), or upon any otner novel or
piay. ine line or jur. (jognian-s drama
is "Citizen Pierre." The story is ono of
romantic and tragic interest. The central
character Is picturesque, powerful and pa
thetic, and is richly fraught with those
qualities of grace and tenderness with
which the acting of Mr. Coghlan is essen
tially harmonious. The local audience has
not been accustomed to think of Mr. Cogh
lan in association with dramas of a tragi
cal cast, but it is significant of his power
that one of tho greatest successes of his
dramatic career was gained in the part of
Conrad, In his own translation of "La
Morte Civile." produced some years ago
In London. Conrad, it will be remembered,
was first played In New York by the elder
Snlvinl, twenty-six years ago. New York
The presence of Sol Smith Russell in
town and the coming of William H. Crane
recall a compact made by those actors a
few seasons ago which goes in a great
measure to show that in the
How Russell former actor a good deal of
humor lurks beneath his usu
Boomed ally calm and placid "lirfacp
Crm, This is the way the story is
Crane- told by a gentleman who
vouches for Its truth. Both
of the actors already named happened on
one occasion to be playing in Washington
and both were booked in a number of
Southern cities. They met several times
during the week in Washington, and one
afternoon Mr. Russell told a story that
caused Mr. Crane to sadly shake his head
nnd exclaim that while the stae had
gained a good actor in his fellow Thespian
the business end of the profession had lost
a great agent.
"What is tho matter. Will." asked Mr.
Russell; "do you need a good agent."
"I do," answered the other, "and you
are the only man who can fill the bill."
"Well, I'll take the Job," answered Mr.
Russell. "I precede you just one week all
through the South. You agree to pay me
my salary and I'll promise to boom you as
you have never been boomed before in
these towns."
"Agreed," answered Crane.
A few nights later Mr. Russell appeared
in Richmond, and at the end of the second
act of his play he was vociferously called
before the curtain and a speech demanded.
The actor thanks the audience for us
applause nnd then said that the cheekiest
individuals ever placed upon this earth by
the Master of Destinies were theatrical
"Here In town," said he, "is the agent
for an actor named Crane. I guess .you've
all heard of him. That agent comes to me
this afternoon and asks that I take the
opportunity of telling you this evening that
Mr. Crane Is to appear In this theater next
week supported by a very excellent company
In a very delightful play. Think of that
for check! Now, I do not propose inform
ing you that Mr. Crane is due here this
night week, I think ho has a very charm
ing play, but nothing would Induce me to
ten you anytning ot tne Kinu.
Mr. Russell continued to repeat this
speech, nnd Mr. Crane wrote and asked
for his bill. Back came word that, he was
in Mr. Russell's debt to the extent of fl.OOO,
000. Mr. Crane promptly sent him the cur
rency in stage money and asked for a re
ceipt. He got it. a stage receipt, which is
a blank sheet of paper. And thus the com
pact ended. Chicago Times-Herald.
Miss Odette Tyler's appearance In Shake
spearean roles, though made after a pe
riod of studious retirement, offered some
thing or a contrast to her career in the
modern drama nnd she awaited the ver
dict after her first performance with anx
iety quite natural to an artist under such
circumstances. The congratulations of her
friends and associates did not wholly con
vince her of a success which In fact
amounted to nothing short of a triumph.
While the performance was being dis
cussed, the news came that a small fire
had broken out In the. hotel. Even a
small fire ia a matter for some excitement
but. Miss Tvler remained calm. "Are you
frightened?" Inquired Mr. MacLean. "Not
at all," was the answer. "To tell you the
truth, I would rather be burned to-night
than roasted to-morrow."
One of 'the methods by which J. J. Rosen
thal advertises the coming of "Brown's In
Town" consists of sending postal cards to
all the Browns In each city visited, con
taining on the reverse side a line or two
of matter designed to be particularly in
teresting to the various recipients. "Wher
ever we play," said the manager, "if there
is an important man named Brown, he al
most Invariably bestows presents of one
sort or another upon the members of the
company. In Dubuque there is a Mr.
Brown who Is a druggist, and he sent a
box of perfume to each of the ladles. In
Peoria the hotel proprietor wears the name
of Brown, and he wouldn't allow any of
the people to pay their bills. In Dayton
there Is a Brown Soap Company, and when
the company played there this letter met
Rosenthal: 'Your postal card notifying ua
that "Brown's In Town" received, and In
reply will say that we make his soap, and
for fear that he has none In stock with
him, we herewith present you. for him
nnd his company, and all other shows, the
best piece of soap on' the market. We
trust that the use of It may prove all our
assertions, and you may tell the company
that they can get It by applying at any
flrst-class establishment.'
"AH I need now," said Mr. Rosenthal.
"Is to find a few leading railroads officered
by members of the Brown family, and per
haps a printer or two, after which I con
run my company for next to nothing."
Speaking of "The Great Ruby" recalls the
fact that never In the history of Daly's
theater have such elaborate preparations
been made for the production of any play
as are now making at the
Dalv's playhouse on the corner of
' Broadway and Thirteenth
Big treet.
Most managers, when they
Melodrama. make an extravagant produc
tion, aspire tremendously high,
but Mr. Daly, although his aspirations are
still up to the top notch, is literally grovel
ing in the dirt of his own cellar to make
his production of "The Great Ruby" a suc
cess. Ifr"The Great Ruby" does score a
hit. It will be an actual three story suc
cess, for nearly three-quarters of the entire
stage has been torn up. and the excava
tions extend not only to the ground floor of
the building, but right on down Into the
cellar itself. And all this work for the
sake of one scene, mind you the mid-air
duel between the villain and the hero in
the car Of the balloon.
There hasn't been such a melodramatic
production seen on Broadway since Charles
Frohman produced "The Fatal Card" at
Wallack's, nd that production by compari
son was a mere trine. jsew. xorat oun. .
James O'Neill will appear in the spring at the
Broadway theater. New York, as D'Artagnan In Syd
ney Grundy's version of "The Three Musketeers,"
now being played by H. Beerbohm Tree at Her
Majesty's theater, London.
Joseph Haworth has commissioned Clifford H. Chase
to write a romantic play for him. Mr. Haworth ex
pects to remain with "The Christian" for another
season, but when that play'a popularity ends he will
probably be seen as a star.
"Aunt Louisa" Eldrldge. who haa been watching
the ever-Increasing army ot legitimate stars who are
going into vaudeville with much Interest, was cap
tured herself last week by the voracious F. F. Proc
tor, who Is always ready to pay the highest salaries
for the right people.
James' band will give Its sixth concert at the
Coates next Sunday, the numbers including the
overture to "Scmtramlde," Victor Herbert's "Bad
inage," selections from "The Fortune Teller," and
a new descriptive fantasle. "The Bombardment of
Santiago." by B.' L. James.
"Colinette," the play In which Julia Marlowe is to
appear at the Knickerbocker theater. New York, on
February 27, deals with French affairs at the time
of Napoleon's exlie to St. Helena in 1S15. Henry
Guy Carleton has made the adaptation ot Lenotre
and Martin's original work, which was presented at
the Odeon In Paris.
Mrs. Bertha Franklyn, of Kansas City, now a pu
pil in the Stanhope-Wheatcroft School of Acting,
New York, has made a decided hit in a little plar
called "Shadows," which was part of a triple bill
recently given by the school. The occasion merited
the attendance and the attention of New Tork'a
leading critics and Mrs. Franklyn received high
praise from several ot them.
A choral and slghtreading class will be formed at
the hall. :09 New York Life building, Monday even
ing. The rudiments of music, voice work In class,
and practical four part singing will be taught. As
experienced teacher will conduct.' All who desire to
enter should be present Monday. Upwards ot thirty
arc now enrolled and as this is something ot a
novelty in musical culture It should meet with suc
cess. "The Prisoner of Zenda," that wonderfully suc
cessful romantic play, which was produced more
than three jcars ago at the Lyceum theater. New
York, reaching the pinnacle ot success in that house,
will be presented at the Grand next week. The
company, under Daniel Frohman's management, is
headed by Howard Gould, whoso acting In the lead
ing role has been seen here, and Includes many of
the members of last season's cast, with Robert Con
seas, ot this city, ns Hentzau.
The attraction which Manager Hudson will offer
at the Coates opera house the week of February
13 is a new organization that has attracted much
attention, formed by the union of Mr. R. D. Mac
Lean. Miss Odette T Ier and Mr. Charles B. Hanford.
The repertoire Includes "Rome and Juliet," "Julius
Caesar.'" "Othello," and the "Merchant ot Venice."
Thrco stars in four great plays represent a combina
tion of unusual interest and importance and tne
supporting company and the scenic accessories are
said to be fully In harmony wlih the personal
For his next attraction. Manager Buford announces
the Dorothy Morton opera company, headed by the
popular prima dnnna. Miss Dorothy Morton, In a
repertoire of comic operas. "Glrofle-Glrofla." the
charming comic opera bouffe, which will be the
opening bill, tells a romantic and tuneful tale of the
lotc Intricacies of the charming twin daughters of a
fiery Mouzouk and "a happy father." In this In
comparable light opera composition. Miss Dorothy
Morton will appear as the twin sisters, Glrofle-Glrona.
while Mr. Hubert Wllke is given a magnificent op
porunlty for the display of his very marked dramatic
abllltv. Edward Webb will be seen as Marascanl
and Ben Lodge as Don Bolero. A large and capable
chorus is promised.
Miss Mabelle Biggart. the well known writer and
dramatist ot New York, who Is spending a few
days in Kansas City., en route South, will give a
lecture recital on George Eliot. Including her famous
condensed dramatization of "Adam Bede" to the
extension class of the Kansas City Athenaeum In
the Pepper building, Monday evening, February 13,
to which the public Is Invited at a popular admis
sion. Miss Biggart la one of the foremost students
in America ot George Eliot. She presents his
ethical and spiritual sides of the great novel. As a
dramatization ft is In every way unique. Instructive
and attractive, and has passed the commendation of
such clubs as Sorosis, New York, and many well
known critics of America. Miss Biggart Is no
stranger to many Kansas City people and much
pleasure Is expected in this George Eliot evening.
Getting; on In College.
From Harper's Bazar.
"How Is Reuben doing at college. Uncle
Si?" asked a neighbor.
"Splendid," replied Uncle SI. "He's been
studyin' Scotch, and they do say he beats
"Yes. They call It by the name of golf
down to college. He addressed a ball the
other day at golf, an' as far as I can see
none o' the other dancers was in It."
Dipped Up.
From tho Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"I thought the landlady charged ex.tra for
food taken from the table?"
"She does."
"Then how does It happen she permits
the now boarder to carry away half his
soup in those Populist whiskers?"
Matinees Thursday and Saturday
J. J.
NEXT WEEK Daniel Frohman's "Prisoner of Zenda."
rionday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Feb. 6, 7 and 8.
Matinee 'Wednesday.
And a Splendid Company in
tlramntlntinn- vt fletlfrhtful
A pastoral comedy that has taken its place
among the classics. Enlivened with
Mark Twain's Witticisms.
Kansas City's
One Year of Great Success.
wn. h. w.NDon,
And His Famous Blactatone Quartette.
Acrobatic Marvels From Europe.
Especially Re-Engaged
Cleverest ot Travesty Artists.
The Bright Ituslcal Stars.
flAZUS and MAZbT,
The Brakeman and the Tramp.
America's Favorite Singing Comedian.
The Funny flan on the Wire.
Smartest of Juvenile Actors.
Matinees Sunday, Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday
25c to any part ol the house: Children. 10c Evening
prices Parquet. 25c and 50c: Dress Circle. 25c;
GallerjlOc. Order seats by telephone 69S.
New Auditorium.
TEL, S70,
Woodward & Burgess, Managers.
We otter I
first - class MATINEE
at half price TO-DAY,.
io, 20, as a o'Clock.
Cents. tmmmm
8 O'Clock.
The "Woodward Stock Company,
Commencing Sunday matinee. February 5. will pre
sent with all Its scenic effects and a lane cast ot IS
people Incident to lta production, tao bit ot two
Reproduced in all its Completeness.
In active preparation: The Great Farce
Comedy, Full of Laughs,
Matinee To-Day at 3:30.
To-Nlght at 8:15.
And All Week.
Wednesday and Saturday Matinees,
The Magnlllcent Scenic Spectacle.
Alone in Greater New York
Next Week Dorothy Morton Opera Company.
1221 Wlc Gee St..
Mrs, Longshore-Potta rVt. D.,
Lectures on "Health," to women, Mon
day, February G, at 3, free. Tuesday,
Feb. 7, at 3, "Maternity." Admission, 10
cents. Stereoptlcon illustrations.
Mrs. Dr. Potts treats women only. Resi
dence, Coates House. Hours 9 to 1 on Lec
ture days; other days. 9 to 4. Consultation
free. Remains until 6 p. m. of Sat., Feb. 11.
Washington Park.
The Immense Collection of
Farceurs in
In town
Edward S. Afceles
James O. Barrows
John Lancaster
Edward Poland
Anna Belmont
Kathryn Osterman
Josie Sadler
Belle Davis
Final week of the tour "Brown's
in Town": goes direct to the Bijou.
New York, for a three months" stay
- orchestra
JOHN BEHR. Conductor.
Fourth Concert. Friday, February 10, at
3:43 p. m., at
Admission. 73 cents; gallery. ,33 cents.
Reserved seats can be secured Monday.
February 6. at Burlington Route ticket
office. Holders of season reservations -srill
use coupons No. 4.
"Christian Science"
(Member of the Christian Science Board
of Lectureship.)
Second Church of Christ, Scientist.
Pepper Bid?., N". W. Cor. 9th and Locust.
Robert Wiziarde
Concert Baritone and Voice
Teacher. Each voice treat
ed as individual i
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The Finest
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