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The Orpheum's declaration a few
-, eks ago that the latter half of the
:',12-1913 season would see the great
(.-t galaxy of vaudeville acts ever pre.
seited in the history of modern vaude
: ;I is being fulfilled. Again next
.. e k there will be a banner bill, one
perfect in every detail, and admitting
oi no room for improvement.
G,,orge Beban and his associate
i t :vers will present a little character
,tudy by Mr. Beban called "The Sign
'.t the Rose,; which has been classed
ky the ablest critics as the best one
act playlet vaudeville has seen in
many years. It tells of a "black-hand"
plot, and is an impressive and absorb
ing study of high and low types of
life in a great city. After its tour of
the Orpheum circuit the' little playlet
will be sent to London for a long run.
Mr. Beban is the well-known character
acter who formerly played with Weber
and Fields and other Broadway pro
As sparkling as her eyes and as win
some as her manner are the songs in
the repertoire of Nellie Nichols.
Novelty to the fullest extent of the
word is promised in Leonard Gautier's
animated toy shop. It will be a de
light to the children, and will appeal
to the grown-ups, both because of its
oddity and general excellence.
SAdele Ferguson and Edna Northlane
represent two distinct types of femi
nine loveliness. Miss Ferguson in a
male impersonation is especially capa
ble, while Miss Northlane is a piano
soloist of accomplishment.
"You Can't Do It." The expression
is the title of the humorous monologue
Billy Wells delivers. His talks are of
things historical and political. Per.
haps you can't do it-but one thing is
certain: Billy K. Wells can make you
Williams and Warner are a team of
Frenchmen who have invented a num
ber of musical instruments and a great
number of new tunny stunts.
It won't do to miss the Orpheum's
show next week.
New Orleans Hive No. 5, Ladles of
the Maocabees, held quite an interest
ing review Monday, Feb. 17th, all ofl
cers in their respective seats and a
large membership present. lAdy Lutz,
a member of Chickasha Hive No. 30 of
Oklahoma and a former resident of
Algiers, was a visitor at the meeting
anj gave a good talk on the good of
the order. After the meeting the la
dies, on the invitation of Lady Teems,
enjoyed choice refreshments. Thanks
to Lady Teems; we wish her many
more anniversaries of her birth.
Owing to Telane Tent removing
from their present quarters, New Or
leans Hive will hold their next review
at the home of the Commander, Lady
J. G. Skinner, 322 Lomus street, on
Monday, March 3rd, when the hall
committee will report on a place
where they will hold their regular
S"Th.el T o Nm On
COMING-Watch for Iats
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The famous operatic star, Fritzi
Scheff, will make her reappearance at
the Tulane Theatre next Monday eve
ning in her latest success, "The Love
Wager," a new Hungarian opera with
picturesque scenes, delightful music,
a company of sterling merit, and a
large end attractive chorus. The new
musical play is said to be the best
medium this charming artiste has had
in years, giving her splendid oppor
The story is from an Hungarian
farce, and, the libretto has been writ
ten by Edith Ellis; Cary Duncan pro
vided the lyrics, and the composer is
Charles J. Hambitzer, a musician
whose exceptional talents were dis
covered and vo-ched for by Miss
Scheff herself. "The Love Wager"
gets its title from the plot, which deals
with a wager made by Mitzi (Fritzi
Scheff), as the fascinating and mis
chevous child of an Hungarian widow,
that she will give a handsome lieu
tenant one kiss for each of her three
elder sisters if he succeeds in marry
ing them off. He agrees to find hus
bands for all of them, and by a series
of incidents succeeds in making three
of his friends propose in succession.
' lnis makes Mitzi the eldest unmarried
daughter, as she,wants to be, for ac
cording to Hungarian custom only the
eldest unmarried daaghter can receive
marriage proposals. But when the
lieutenant comes to collect his three
kisses there is an unexpected misun
derstanding, but ultimately, of course,
he gets the three kisses as well as the
charming Mitzi.
The cast provided by Mr. Gaites is
unusually strong in vocal abilities, and
is headed by George Anderson, who
last season was the leading baritone
with Miss Scheff. Other supporting
Miss Scheff are Charles H. Gallagher,
Harry Stone, Frederick Howard, Myr
tle Jersey, Jack Henderson, Harry Ed
wards, Mildred Rogers, Tena Rasbano,
Inez Bauer, Cecil Renard, Lea Mas
cagni and others, including a chorus
of fifty.
A special return engagement of Paul
J. Rainey's African Hunt Pictures will
be the attraction at the Tulane follow
nag the engagement of Miss Pritul
Schef. Monday night, March 3rd, a
beneft performance for the Play
pounds' fund will be given.
B'Revelatioa" or "The Woman of Mys
tery," ne of the strongest plays writ
ten In recent yeJw, has been secured
by Mr., srauch for next week at the
Lyric Theatre, because it is exception
ally strong and has made a wonderful
record wherever paesented.
The story deals with a woman with a
past, whso as reformed and lived very
happily ntil the day she dreaded and
..pected comes and all her hopes are
blasted, for a time, but the rift in the
cloud comes and In the end she goes to
a monastery to spend her declining
years as a nun in repentance.
The Minister of Police has a beauti
fal daughter, wh o sought after by
three men, one of wham is favored by
her family and herself and aocepted as
her Intended husband. His mother as
dempanies him to the oAcial residence
to be formally presnted and It is here
that the trouble commences.
One of the salttrs, an artist, recog
aims the woman who is posing as the
young man's aunt, but in reality is his
own mother. She likewise remembemr
the artist as on of her lovers In the
days o the past Per the at of her
son, his intended wife and their happi
eshe sheb gs him to keep quiet The
seenm Is o et Inten dramatic forte,
the fnle of whIeh Is a moms prnm
iea to he OSt.
everpthang sees along smoetily auto
the ether Now eo the yeo girl's
anud ms mah rmeihsem a.m
tuess _ . s f.* rtms ss stop
quiet and says he will tell all he knows
of her past life unless she makes her
son give up the girl. Enraged by his
threats the woman kills him.
Much after the fashion of "Madame
X," the mother refuses to tell why she
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murdered the mani bet Itl- apparent Gypame Stock Company will have ex
tht. her flaeee would ause harm to ellest roes.
ber sea; soe pekl d gives het r "e
Thorns sd Onrase Maooms," a
ass at a hesulrg the Mindter of
PUlse's ase. ae thea tels those ddi hll written comeed dra, I
heet her that the est of the time al.- drtwlas res andlemees dl week. It
letkt to bher m ife wl be spent ma a is alwb sure of a cordial prmies as
monastery where she will atone for her
past life in prayer and solitude.
Alice Delane will be cast as the mys
terious woman. which is one of the
most impotrant roles assigned to her.
All the other members of the Peruchi
Nearly every theatregoer in the city
knows that "The Rosary" was one of
the most talked about plays in the
popular priced houses last season.
This play struck a responsive chord in
the hearts of the people, with its many
human interest qualities, and proved
to be immensely popular. Owing to
its last season's success, "The Rosary"
is being repeated again this season by
the well-known producers, Rowland
and Clifford, and it comes to the ('res
cent for the week of February 23rd.
"The Rosary" tells a modest and
unassuming story of how the watch
ful and protective influence of a good
priest ultimately restored the happi
ness of a home that has been wrecked
by the evil plotting of one who covet
ed his neighbor's wife, and sought re
venge because his rival had won the
love of the woman to whom he had
paid suit in the days when she was
free to choose between them. In con
sistent action, the truth is made plain
that suspicion increasing to what
seems certainty of guilt, is easily en
dangering where even absolute inno
cence prevails, and the story's pro
gress makes plausible its culmination
in what seems irremediable disaster.
Equally plausible, however, is shown
the power of the influence of good
fighting against evil. The play's teach
ings throughout are uncompromising
for the right and are of the highest
Billy B. Van, the comedian, who has
won popularity here in past seasons,
will begin an engagement at the Cres
cent week of March 2nd, in the music
al comedy, "A Lucky Hoodoo. Feat
ured in the supporting company are
the fascinating and clever Beaumont
Sisters. As the property man in a
tneatre, Mr. Van is excrutiatingly fun
ny, while in the role of office boy In
the sanctum of a fortune teller in the
second act, he is a veritable "knock
out." A big beauty chorus of young
women will be a feature of the engage
ment. There are several popular
songs interpolated in "A Lucky Hoo
Al Wambsgans, the native-born wel
terweight boxer and former amateur
Ilightweight champion of the United
States, demonstrated to local fans on
Monday night at the Orleans Athletic
Club arena that he has retained much,
if not all, of the boxing ability that he
showed here during his amateur days
and, in addition, has added to his hit
ting ability, by outboxing, outfighting
and outclassing in every department
Charlie Pierson, styled 'The Fighting
Newsboy" .of Denver, in a ten-round
There was scarcely a moment in the
entire ten rounds that there was not
action, vivid and varied. Al, with his
quickness and cleverness, kept shoot
ing left Jsbs into the face of his op
ponent incessantly, while Pierson, un
able to get past the lightning volley
of rapid-fire punches, sought to over
come Wambsgais' advantage by ball
like rushes and wild swings. It was a
fighter agalnst a boxer, and the boxer
could fight, while the fighter failed to
show that he had great ability even
in this respect.
the story is a strong one and pathos
and humor are well blended.
Mr. Peruchi announces "Rock of
Ages" by the same author as "The
Rosary" and a play that Is declared to
be even stronger than the latter. It
is founded on the old revered hymn,
"An Orphan's Prayer," another strong
melodrama and "A Deserted Bride," by
request, will be played in the next few
weeks Other shows of equal strength
are premi-ad.
February 23
Matinees-- Wednesday and Saturday
"The Love Wager"
WEEK OF MAR('H P I ........ P aul I. .:Iil, 's Afri,',i Hllit ll.
Matinees-Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
"The Rosary"
WEEK OF .MARCH _ .........-................ A I.'CKY HlO)i)I jc
Orpheum Theater
PRICES ( Ni*h-10sc, 25c, SOc, 75c. Box S.. $1.oo00.
Afeltie-10c, 25c, SOc. Box Seert ?7c.
Ticket Office Open Daily from 10 a.m. to p.m.
LYRIC I Phone Main 1379
MArmBBs:-S".r M.f, Fr. rd s. eginnFeb 23
PRICES, 1Oc., 20c., 30c., SOc. Sun. Mat.
"Rock of Ages"
Nemo Theatre
Every Night--Prices 5 and 10 cents
SUNDAY - - - 10c for Adults.
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at Station A, New Orleans Post Office,
for the week ending Feb. 20, 1913:
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New Orlean
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