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\LJl^\ I t-r _-- i The engagement of Charles Froh ■nan's company In "Too Much Johnson" Hi the Metropolitan this week ought to fcrove a welcome attraction. "Too Much Johnson" is from the pen of "Win. Gillette- one of America's fore most aradnatists, whose clever work In "Held by the Enemy," "Wilkinson's Widows," and "The Private Secretary" jognised by all classes of theater goers. Briefly, "Too Much Johnson" is built around the clever prevaricating, abili ties of one Augustus Billings who im prt-.-sis his wife and mother-in-law with the idea that he owns a sugar plantation in Cuba, ami before he knows it they Save film on his way to the island to visit the place. Billings had a friend e&hebe, and he thought he could work Phings <af-i\ 1«\ just visiting' him, but the acquaintance lias sold his place to one Johnson, a burly, excitable Cuban, who -.* waiting for- the arrival of tlie steamer and his promised bride. The Billings family arrives, and John son is made to believe that the wife o? the prevaricator is his bride, whom he has never seen, ami insists on making love : • her. The real bride and her father arrive in the midst of this, and I :s. by some artistic lying-, passes off on the planter as poor rela tions and advises him to put them to frork. and he does bo, much to their disgust. There is a great deal of amusement created by the complica tions, ami Billings is kept busy lying Until he at last makes his escape with wi'V and wife's mother, as does the real bride-to-be ami a lover, leaving Johnson very wrathy and still unmar ried. There Is a great deal of this Johnson, and before the curtain finally drops Mr. Gillette's title becomes some what of a boomerang, the audience agreeing that there is really just a little too much Johnson. The company Mr. Frohman has se lected to enact "Too Much Johnson" is one of unusual excellence, and in cludes such well known and recognized artists as George Backus, Robert Wil- 6on, Hubert Fortier, Eugene Japson, Thomas Valentine, C. H. Goldworthy. Og-den Wight. Thomas Erison, Joseph Madden, Miss Maud Haslam. Miss Kate Meek and Miss Anna Belmont. The comedy will be presented here exactly as ii was during the run of a year in New York, with all the scenery, acces sories, etc. The sate of seats is al ready quite large. The engagement of "Too Much Johnson" opens tonight and continues during the entire week, with the usual Wednesday and Saturday matinees. * ♦ * • you us woman cut West entere 1 the vast army of chorus yirls about l<-ti years arc" declared W. H Batche lor. "She w?.s a sweet little thing lived well ar.d happily with her hus band, at the same time holding tight io the one solitary diamond she pos ffssfd—the one in her engagement ring. No one ever doubted the little woman's earnestness or her devotion to her employers. But she's still in the chor us, and she applied to me recently for a DOaiUoo in Francis Wilson's com pany, whereas the girl who stood be eldt her ten years ago is now a prima donna, because she had several hus b&iMs and lost several quarts of dia monds. Funny, isn't it?" * * ♦ Edwin Milton Royle's nrw comedy drama "Capt. Impudence." a romance of the Mexican War, will be put on et the American theater, New York, for an extended run. It will be under tlie management of W. M. Wilkison. who directed the tours of the late Alexander Balvini. Among the more prominent people who will be seen in the cast are McKee Rankin, Robert Paton Gibbs, Edwin M. Royle, Miss Selena Fetter Royle, Amelia Bingham end EHen Burg. • * • Charles Cushman, only brother of the late Charlotte Cushman, the great American actress, died in London re cently aged seventy-eight. • * * Fanny Davenport relates a gool story about Vaucauson, the celebrated me chanician, who constructed a duck that could walk, c-at and drink, and was all but nature Itself. It seems that he was asked by a prominent actress to make an asp that would prove effec tive in the famous death scene of "Cleopatra." "He produced a mechan ical asp." sayp Mips Davenport, "that ■was a marvel of ingenuity, and which seemed to be endowed with life. When the actress, who bad performed the part wretchedly, was about to raise the snake to her bosom, it ran out its fork ed tongrue and hissed. In the midst of the dead silence of expectancy that fell on the house a man in the orchestra re marked in very audible tones: 'I am of the same opinion as the serpent." " ♦ * • J. E. Dodson, who is to impersonate Cardinal Richelieu in the coming pro duction of "Under the Red Robe" at the Bmptre theater, relates an amus iiiK aneodote about a clergyman whom he heard at a parish church in Kent, while visiting a friend there. The clergyman was reading tne notices for the week, and ended by snying, "Then* will be a christening next Sunday at half-past ten." He then slowly walked t«) the puipit. Suddenly turning toward the congregation he remarked in point ed tones: "Is Mrs. Tomlinson there? Ah, yes; 1 see you. At half-pa»t ten, Mrs. Tomlinson. next Sunday. You will remember? A year ago you were late, 1 believe." • • ♦ "Black Patti's Troubadours" open a weeks engagement at the Grand to night. Among the season's novelties none have been accorded a heartier reception than this organization. The company contains, so it is said, several singers, dancers and comedians of pro nounced merits. Black Patti (M. Stesieretta Jones) who is the star of the company, is rec ognized the world over as the posses sor of a remarkable voice. She h-us won lyric triumphs on both sides of the water. The royalty of Europe and the common people of all nations have listened to her. Her support includes Hob Coles, who is noted as the clever est performer among the colored race, especially as a dancer, monologuist and impersonator of a "Weary Willy." Then there is Billy Johnson, a creator of coon songs, whose impersonations and dances are characteristic of his race; Goggin and Davis, a funny team of knockabout acrobats; Stella Wiley, tlie typical toug-h girl of "Avenue A;" Kingsbury and Cousins. EVeWolf sisters, duetists; May. Bohee, the Creole night ingale; Madame Cravatt Simpson, the contralto; C. L. Moore, the baritone, and Loyd G. Gibbs, the tenor singer who styles himself the "Black Jean De Hezke." In addition there is a cho rus of thirty girls with shapely forms and sweet voices, who are not the least interesting feature of the perform ance. The curtain rises on a sketch called "At Jolly Coney Island," showing the bowery of the famous resort, trans ferred to canvass by the well-known scenic artist, Harley Merry. The open ing- sketch is followed by a programme of specialties. The climax of the per formance is reached when Black Patti and the entire company appear in what is called a "kaleidoscope of opera." For forty minutes the company contrib utes selections from "Trovatore," "Car men," "Faust," "Bohemian Girl," "Grand Duchess," Cavaliera Rustica na," "Daughter of the Regiment" and "Tar and Tartar." The costumes worn in the operatic programme are said to GKOHGE HACK IS. In "Too Much Johnson." be picturesque, and the stage appoint ments elaborate. • * • The burlesque artiste. Corlnne, with a newly organized company of fifty people, will present "Hendrick Hudson Jr." at the Metropolitan opera house Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 13. • * * The attraction booked, for the Metro politan for January 14, 15 and 16 is an absolute novelty in the Schiller Vaude villes and the cinema tographe will be seen for the first time in this city. It is reported to be superior to the vita scope, idaloscope, magnascope or the biograph. The cinematographe has been running continuously in New York for over a year, and at the Schiller theater in Chicago for the past four months. • • • * "What is fame anyway?" said John H. Martin, who is in advance of Mark Twain r s "Puddin'head Wilson." "I was preparing for a week of one nig-ht stands up in New England. A local manager in one of the towns, who, by the way, is one of the leading citi zens of his town and a very nice man, owns the opei*a house. There are no theaters in one night stands; they are all grand opera houses or at least op era houses. Well, this man put a damper en my hopes that the magic name of Mark Twain, the great hu moriPt, might be of assistance in draw ing a house, when he said: 'What is this Pudding Head Wilson anyway? What's it like Is there plenty of singin' and dancin' in it? Will your funny man crack some jokes about folks In town here? If he does. I got some good ones, sure to make 'em laug-h! Who .wrote the play? 'Taint one of Hoyt's. is it?' 'Oh, no.' I said, 'it's one of Mark Twain's storips, and it was made into a play by Frank Mayo.' 'Yes, yes, to be sure.' In a few minutes one of his fellow townsmen presented himself at the ticket window, and the local manager, I suppose desiring to impress upon me the fact that he was missing no opportunity to work up my at traction, said: 'Say, Bill, this Pud ding Head Wilson show's a good one. It's all rig-ht. It's one of Tom Paine's stories made into a play.' " • • • "The Fatal Card," under the direc tion of Charles Frohman. ran in New York for 200 nights and scored an un mistakable triumph. It will be pro duced in St. Paul soon. • • * Tne Knickerbocker management is fortunate in having so popular a come dian as John Hare to follow Mr. Tree says the New York Herald. Mr. Hare is now on his second visit to America, and a week from tomorrow night he THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, £§97. will begin his first engagement for the season — let us hope that* It may be iroperly designated, his annual en gagement—at the Knickerbocker. Qji this occasion he will be seen in a row entirely new to his New York admir ers, that of Mr. Spencer Jermyn, in Pinero's comedy, "The Hobby Horse," a play that shocked all England w>uyi it Was first Dfodpceif in London a oe» oade ago. But that was a long, long lime ago, and— well, theater-goers both of London and New York don t care quite so much for conventionality now as they did in 1886. They have seen— there's no use in itemizing what they've seen, but in t!he list you would undoubtedly find many situations much more unconventional than that of a poor young clergyman proposing mar riage to a young married woman with whom he has quite innocently fallen In ltve. That is the situation in "The Hobby Horse" that shocked the Lon doners. Just how New Yorkers will like the play remains to be seen, but it's safe to say they'll find no fault with that Incident as being beyond anything Ataey have heretofore wit nessed on the local stage. * * • "Humanity." the sensational melo drama, will be seen in this city at an early date. The old-fashioned English fox hunting scene, with its baying pack of thoroughbreds and its gay patrician crowd would l>e enough to carry the ■ ordinary melodrama, but Sutton Vane, the author, has thrown in a most ex citing broadsword combat in the midst of a battle in the Transvaal, a start ling bomb explosion and a whole string of exciting incidents. Manager Wili iam A. Brady has mounted the play. * • * "Eight Bells," that" nautical panto minic comedy, which the Brothers Byrne are responsible for, will follow Black Patti's Troubadours at the Grand. The new •'Eightjfoells" is said to show great impi^tvfW'nfcnt over its predecessor. It is not to the lines of the play, but to the clever gymnastic work of the brothers, who are the life of the performance, that its success is attributable. From the rise of the first to the fall of the last curtain, every body is working, and working hard. * • • The Manager— l wish I could attract more ladies to our matinees. The Merchant— Why don't you mark down the seats from $1 to 99 cents? * * * In speaking of his audience at Hooley's the other day, Mr. Sothern said: "There ts no audience in the world equal to an assem blage of Americans. They are the most po lite, as well as the most critical, in the world. In London the public ne\er hesitates to let an actor know what it thinks of him. I re call a personal incident that will illustrate this truth. Years ago I played a very small part In a drama called "Hope" at the Stand ard theater in London. One of my lines was: 'My God! I don't know how to act.' Well, sir, I had no sooner spoken these lines on thi first night than I was greeted with such a chorus of ohs and ahs from the gallery gods. The next night, when It came to the same scene, I said: 'My God, I don't know what to do,' and everything was all right. An American would never insult an actor in that way. If he does not like the piece he will get up and go out, but never will be Impolite. While an American audience is critical, It Is critical In a quiet way. "Certainly an actor should study the meth ods of other actors as far a* possible. The trouble with most young actors in this coun try Is that they do not go beyond themselves for ideas. No actor who depends on his own creative talent can improve. The students of painting, of sculpture, all study the work of those that are greater masters of their art. The man who wants to write in a pol ished manner will study the masters of dic tion. Why should not an actor do the same? 'Art is long and time is fleeting.' was the sage remark of the wise Hippocrates, and an actor will soon learn its truth. He should make himself familiar with the methods of the beat actors. Joseph Jefferson once said to me that all men are imitators to a greater or less degree. No man is too great to re ceive suggestions from another." .• • • It is a very gratifying sign of the tti n s that managers should deem it *o their ma terial advantage this season to cater so largely to the taste for Shakespearian dra ma, says the New York Herald. It is, indeed, but another evidence of the healthy evo^ lutlon of things theatric. The unwholesome atmosphere engendered by the problem play which overhung our playhouses last season has happily been dissipated. A welcome re action has set in. The public has had its surfeit of those stage pieces which find their motive in one phase or another of the social sin. At the same time, too, ihe trashy farce and weak comic operas wnMf were sought to be forced on theater patrons a year ago have received their conge. In place of the miasmatic play has come a lino of high class comedy and melodrama, while those who seek amusement in theatrical productions of a lighter vein will find the farces and comic operas now in vogue of more than pass ing merit. It is, however, the renewed interest in the Shakospeare drama that is, perhaps, most in dicative of the healthier tone of the papular taste. A year ago New York had a minimum of the Bard of Avon. So far this season we have had no less than four presentations from his works. Mr. Mansfield has been seen as Shylock and as Richard, while following her appearance In "As You Like It," Miss Rehan has during the week just closed es sayed with success the charming role of Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing," as presented by Mr. Daly's company. The flat tering result of Miss Rehan's histrionic ven ture should be highly encouraging to those members of the profession whom we shall soon see also impersonating Shakespearian heroes and heroine-s, for Mr. Tree will not leave us until he has again presented the melancholy Dane, while Miss Margaret Mather in a few weeks more will make her reappearance on the metropolitan stage in a revival of "Cymbeline" at Wallack's. Surely the voice of the croaker who la ments the degeneracy of the stage should be silenced in the presence of such facts. The future of the American stage is not, after all so hopelessly unpromising. • • • A New York manager, heretofore credited with ability and discretion, has shattered belief in his good judgment by refusing to admit to his theater the critic of an impor tant New York newspaper, says the Chicago Timee-Herald. The plea in extenuation of this action was that the crttic in quewtion had unjustly lampooned a play produced at his theater, and the reputation of the critic is such that there is probably some warrant for this plea. But if the manner of the criticism was rude and even boorish, as appears probable when we consider the source. It seems to be conceded that the ultimate verdict was just, which, after all, is the principal considera tion. It is the duty of the critic to inform the readers of his paper fully, fairly and honest ly in regard to the qualities of any new play. He acts in the capacity of eyes, ears and brains for thousands who wish to know whether the play is worthy their attention. His relation to the manager is purely exter nal and accidental. It is based upon mutual respect when there is any warrant for that sentiment, and extends to a fixed desire to promote any worthy effort in which the man ager may be engaged. But It is no part of the critic's function to "make the worse appear the better reason" in order to serve the financial interests of the iranager. His only hope of commanding re spect lies in a fair, unprejudiced and judicial treatment of the performances he is called upon to review. Human nature is weak, and he may now and then permit sympathy to run away with his judgment to the extent of giving the benefit to the doubt, but beyond this it would be impossible for any .honest man to go. As for maliciously lampooning respectable and worthy efforts, this is a practice absolutely Inconceivable in any ex cept those disreputable newspapers wiiose opinions are always for sale to the highest bidder. In the New York instance which inspires these comments the newspaper in question is above all suspicion, and the critic, however unfortunate his manner, has never been con sidered either ignorant or eerrupt. It would appear, therefore, that the manager who im posed the ipenalty of expulsion upon him for uttering unfavorable views has arsumed an absolutely untenable position. In effect, if not in fact, he asserts that no writer who dares utter opinions antagonistic to his own shall, or at least should, be per mitted to criticise the plays produced in his theater. If this Is his theory in regard to one critic, it must logically be the principle gov erning his relations to all the critics. Obviously this establishes an arrogant and insufferable censorship certain to react upon a.ny man foolish enough to Insist upon it. As between the manager whose financial in'pr etts are so deeply involved that he can scarcely be considered an unprejudiced judge ofartifit'c values and the critic who is abso lutely independent of all influences save the desire to be fair and truthful, the people at large will be likely to pin their faith to the latter. Thus if a press censorship is t6 be estab lished by any man or combination of men en gaged in Iheatrlcal management, arrange ments for digging its grave might just as well be made at once. Such a scheme must "dj.. aborning." It i: foolish, illogical and un business like, and in the present inatanrv evidently springs from that arrogance en gendered by a combination of New York man agers designed to control the entire theatr: cal interests of this country. The three tali ors of Tooley street may b# regarded as th-> prototype of this undertaking. ffIUSIG Of THE WEEK CARL, HALIR, THE GKfflfcMAN VIOLIN IST, MILL, MrF, IIKAH1) IN ST. PAIL. SOMETHING ASOUT THE MAN. HIS PERFORMANCES IW THE EAST HAVK OCCASIONED MICH FA \ «»HA ui,i-; CRITICISM. ■ EL iii PROF. SKI HK NT'S CONCERT TODAY. Preparation* for the concert Which Hicliurd gallon la Looking After— Musical NoU-i. Carl Halir, pronounced as though it were spelled Holleer, with the accent on the last syllable, the German violin -Ist, will make "his only appearance in St. Paul at Conover music hall next Tues day evening. The event will be a notable one in musical circles, and especially among violinists, who have long been waiting for an opportunity to hear the man who has, figuratively speaking, all Germany at his feet. While altmst nothing has been done to bring the noted violinist before the public, pave his own performances, yet he has won an enviable position during the two months that he has been In this coun try, and he hae been gladly welcomed as a virtuoso of the first rank. Halir is a notable man in many re- < VHI H4T.IR CAUL H.UJH, The German Violinist. spects. In the first place he Is a man of noble presence. With the strength of a giant he combines the tenderness of the child. His fine brown eyes twinkle with merriment and beam en one from under the broad benevolent brow, but one would dread to men the same eyes when blazing with a sense of wrong offered a dependent being, a woman or a child. His temperament is essentially finely balanced. He Is sensitive and impres sionable, broad of comprehension, quick of intellect and of fine artistic percep tion. What greater combination could be found, when coupled with an exact ear and perfect time, for the forming of a great musician? And, truly, Halir is a great musician, and not only that but a great mpn-as- well. Hallr's performances in New York, Boston and other cities of the East have won for- him. the plaudits alike of audiences and critics. In the one place he appeared with that veteran conductor, Antoii Seidl, and his fam ous orchestra,- and. .at the other with Emil Paur and the Boston Symphony orchestra. It is interesting to note how the papers sppke of Halir's perform ances. In New York, the Commercial Advertiser said: "As for Carl' HaHr, he is more than a mere master of the violin. He is a genius and possesses the power to hold his audiences' isßeilbound by the rare tones which he brings from the strings of his instrument. Several times last right the music simply melted away and every man and woman in the audi ence was leaning forward as if to oatch a few additional notes, which were aa soft as they were sweet." What was said in New York was re peated in Boston, and in Brooklyn in varying degrees of intensity. The man was e\ cry where recognized as a master and as an artist. He seems to have appealed to audiences and to critics first for the intelligent sincerity which characterizes his interpretation, and after that for the virility of his work, implying all that that term means. Technique is passed over In almost contempt, for audiences had no thought nor time for technique when, to the accompaniment of the greatest orchestras in America, the masterful Halir played that masterpiece of the violin literature of today, the Beetfho ven concerto. It was grandly done, and the matter of technique was insig nificant. There had to be technique or there could not ffave b>en performance so satisfying and complete. The fifth concert of the season by Seibert's orchestra.* will take place in Conover musicJialljthis afternoon. The programme is as follows: Part 1— 1. March— La Vlrtorleuse Ganne 2. Overture— Concert (first time). .. .Jadassohn 3. a ('zardas fron» Ballet "Coppelia". .Delibrs b Scene de Ballet (new) Czibulka 4. Harltone Solo— "itg. Anguish the Avengeth" MeyeYbeer Mr. H. Aronson. Part 2— 5. Violin Solo— a Nocturno ifirsi time) Muehle-nbruoh b Mazourka Caprice Musin D. .Muehlenbrueh. fl. Rhapsadie No. 2 Liszt 7. Valse Suite— Souvenir dp Baden- Baden Bousquet The Norwegian Dramatic club, which was organized a short time ago, will give a musicdl and theatrical enter tainment at Mozart hall tonight. This organization tneludes the most gifted and experienced Norwegian amateurs of the city, and the large and varied programme will therefore be rendered la a most acceptable inanmer. One of thf- numbers is the "Nansen March." dedicated to the arctic explorer, Dr. Frithjof Nftasen. It was composed by w Kt. Paul lady. Mrs. Carola Foss-Chris topherten, and will on thif occasion be introduced to the public by the .com poser In person. The "Fvam" double quartette, composed of ladies and gen tlemen with trained voices, will also make their first public appearance on this evening 1 . A translation of the pro gramme, which will be mainly execut-*" ed ]t\ the Norwegian language is given below! "Kajjtus ou Parade"— Euterpean Mandolin Club Prologue ..P. Hailing "The Prisoner and the Judge" (a short farce) Duet from "Gluntorne" — Messrs. Ij. Brockman and Th. Chrlstophersen. "Aane's," death from Ibsen's drama, "Peer Gynt" Nansen March- Mrs. C*xolo Fo«s-Chr!stophersen. "A Schoolboy in a Pinch" (a snort farce) "Forget Me Not" P. A. Askiing "Fnam" Double Quartette. "Cavallerlchock" (comedy iln one act.) • * * A delightful musical evening was given in the parlors of the Ryan hotel Friday evening by Mrs. Ella Lfarmber son and Miss Louise Reed. The event was given as a farewell for Miss Reed, who leaves for Central America this evening. There were about fifty of the musicians of the city present, in cluding Prof, and Mrs. Titcomb, Mrs. Russell R. Dorr, Mr. and Mrs. Krieger, the Misses Krieger, Mrs. Pino, Mrs. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Walt, Mr. and Mrs. Cook, Mr. and Miss Braden, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Leavitt, the Misses Nabersburg and Mr. and Mrs. Reed, of Anoka. During the evening a number of vocal and instrumental selections were rendered by the guests, the pro gramme being of an impromptu nature. Prof. Colville entertained the company with the Vulcan's Song and responded to an enoore. Upon request Miss Flor ence Pace sang "Ecstacy," by Miss Beach, with which she had delighted the Schubert club Wednesday after noon, and as an encore gave "To Thee," by Hardelot. Misses Reed and Pac^ sang a duet, by Rossini, an^.Miss Reed gave a vocal solo. Miss Wilson beautifully rendered a piano selection from Wagner and was heartily encored. Mr. Ju&so'k read from : Field's and Riley's poems and Mr. Van Vleck and others, in a male quartette, gave some pleasing »numbers. Prof. Titcomb and Mrs. Detzer played a piano duet. After light refreshments the gathering re- i'Ui ' solved itself into a social for the rest ! of the evening. O'MALLEV ON HAH.. Chicago Alderman Charged With Murder Releaeed From Custody. CHICAGO, Jan. 2.— AldT Thomas J. O'Malley, under indictment, charged with the murder of Gus Collander, in a raid on a polling booth, election night, was admitted to bail today in the sum of $25,000. A sharp controversy took place between State's Attorney Deneen and Attorney Forest, who represented ! O'Malley, which wrs ended by State's | Attorney Deneen agreeing to admit i the prisoner to bail. Mr. Deneen stat ed that if the habeas corpus proceed- ! ir.gs were begun, he would be compelled ' to expose his evidence, and this he would not do. He then created a sen sation by declaring he would ask the I hearing of the case today, before Judge \ Sears. This was vigorously opposed by Attorney Forest, who asked a contin uance. When the case was called later j before Judge Sears, he refused to grant a continuance, whereupon Aittornev Forest withdrew from the case. A motion for a change of venue will be heard tomorrow. AMUSEMENTS. .-.METROPOLITAN.-. L. N. SCOTT. Makaoeb. Week Commeueing Sunday, Jan'j- Q Matinees Wednesday and Saturday. O A Laughing Triumph, TOO MUCH JOHNSON, By William Gillette, Author of "The Professor," "Held by the Enemy," "The Private Secretary." "Mr. Wilkinson's Wid ows, ••Senret Service.' etc. Manaßement CHARLES FROHMAN, Presented here in the same brilliant man ner that characterized its ruu for au entire year in New York City, with the principal members of the original cast, and mounted with the original scenery and effects. Prices sc, 50c. 75c and $1.',0. f66IwVERHALLf WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, ft 1. 1. E. HID, I hi. p. ft SUBJECT: < 1 5 Years in the j British Parliament, ft PRICES 600 AND 75c. $ .wi ie Bo o ;Sc ope " 8 Moii<iay at c ° nover & \ Tuesday Even ing Jan. Ji h., f HERR CARL HALIR V The Great German Violinist, SCATS NOW SELLING. GSESBERT G^MOERTd y Today, a p. ni. (SuiKlny. Jan 3t, M £ GQNOVER HALL. g fIIQT'J-" rri)f D - M"hlenliruch. Violin. < OUIUIOIO -Mr. H. Aronwir. Baritone. ►) ss i-^jl .Orrhe.-trn. AcllD I^slOll 3;h" |^ GRAND! | WEEK COMMENCING TONIGHT. I fi Wednesday IWATIMEES Saturday | jg THE SEASON'S BIG NOVELTY, THE PHENOMENALSUCCESS, V 3 THE STANDARD OF MERIT. » BLACK PATH'S S S FIFTY TROUBADOURS. > JOHN J. NOLAN and RUDOLPH VOELCKEL, Sole Props, and Mngrs. > POSITIVELY THE GREATEST COLORED SHOW ON EARTH. \ So proclaimed by the press and public of New York, Chicag-o, Phila- M delphia, Boston, Buffalo, Washington and Cincinnati, where their per- A formances given at the leading theaters attracted immense audiences V and scored G THE HIT OF THE SEASON. U A revelation of comedy, burlesque, vaudeville and opera, embodying > "coon songs," "cake walks," "buck dances" and inspiring- grand and \J comic opera melodies by the most talented and versatile singers dancers U and comedians of the Sunny South, headed by X THE GREATEST SiN*** OF HER RACE, BLACK PATTI, (MINE, SISSIERETTA JONES) Whose marvelous voice and lyric triumphs are unparalleled. The most popular prima donna in the world with the people of all nations and all races. Countless millions in every part of civilization have been charmed J t>yire~r ph'ehonienal voice. H. R. H. the Prince of Wales, the j Duke of Cambridge and other members of the Royal Family ot England ; have honored her with with their distinguished patronage. Her first appearance in conjunction -with her own great com pany, which is also " without equal in the wide world. THREE HOURS OF MIRTH AND MELODY. Beginning- with the Merry Musical Skit, entitled AT JOLLY "GOON'MEY ISLAND. By 808 CILE and BILLY JOHNSON . CAST OF CHARACTERS. Rube Green, an Alabama Sport Mr. Henr\- Wise Willie Wayside, a tramp Mr. Bob Cole Jim Fliniflainmer, looking for the best of it. ) „.,, Silas Kalsimine./he red hot man [ Mr> 811 - V J ° hlls o» Rev. Sly, a reformer Mr . C. L. Moore Michael McSweeney, the pride of the force . .Mr. Charles Davis Teddy, the handsome waiter Mr. Edward Gog-gin A Cheeky, a newsboy Mr. Coley Grant < Prof. Knowitall, a museum barker Mr. Anthony Bird Q Wm. Jackson, a whistling c00n...'. Mr. C. J. Mahoney 2) > Sam Thomas, a cabman .^Tlr. James Jones < y Widow Dean, also a reformer Miss Nellie Richardson U U Liz Leary , the belle of Avenue A Miss Stella Wiley V Nancy, an adventuress Miss Mollie Dill V PLEASURE SEEKERS. ft Miss Camille Casselle, Miss Lena Wise, Miss Daisy Bellwood, £ " Sadie DeWolf, •' Maude Clifford, " Fannie Hill, j " Rosa DeWolf, " Lillian Daisy, " Ada Overton, " Lillie Harris, " Eva Swaiison, " Maggie Davis, Mr. Chas. Moore, Mr. Wm. Barnett, Mr. Chas. Francis, ; " B. Underwood, " John Kinsbury, " Sam Cousins, Mr. Jas. Richardson. During the action of the skit the following Musical Specialties will occur: Opening Chorus, "At Jolly Cooney Lsle" (original), Company; "Belle of Avenue A," Miss Stella Wiley;' "Song of the Bathers" (originali. Misses Wise, Bellwood, Davis and Johnson; Comic Song-, Bob Cole: "Black Four Hundred's Ball" (orig-inal).Billv Johnson; "Black Gal Mine," Henry Wise; Quintette Comique, "4-11-44" (original), Johnson, Cole, Henry Wise, Misses Dill and Overton: Chas. J. Mahoney, Double-ton Whistler; "Song- of the Bloomers" (original), Misses Wiley, Overton. Harris and Swanson; "Honey, Does You Love Your Little Man?" Colev Grant; "Old Kentucky Home." Mrs. Henry Wise; "Red Hots. Red Hots" (original), Billy Johnson; finale, "Down to Cooney Isle" (original), Com pany. _^__ #5 Intermission two minutes. A VAUDEVILLE OLIO, ft Sadie DE WOLF SISTERS-Rosa V j; g& VOCAL DUETTISTS. | | THE COMEDIAN AND AUTHOB, § 808 COLE, ' Assisted by MISS STELLA WILEY, In a Terpsictaorean Review. BILLY JOHNSON, - In his Latest Descriptive Songs.- 1. -The Baggujte Coach Ahead." 2, "Through the Stages of Life." In three Scenes. "aTspanish review." Conceived and arranged by Johnson and Cole. K. B— The audience is requested to note that during the maneuvers of the Toreßdo-s the following letters will be formed; T-RI-U-M-PH. LLOYD GIBBS. TBNOR SOLO. < TWO SONS FRvOM OLYMPIA, Si Ed-GOGGIN & DAVIS Chas. Q ARABIC ANTICS. £k ! THE OPERATIC KALEIDOSCOPE. Introducing the world-famou-! BLACK PATTI (Mmc, Sis^ieretta Jones), assisted by (amiie Casselle. contralto; Lloyd Gibb«. tenor: r. L, Moore, baritone, «nd a chorus of V tioVis- C volces ' P resentm K tb e following programme of grand and comic opera selec- tt "Cavalleria Rttsticana,"— lntermezzo— "Avc Maria" (Mascag-ni).. Chorus "Faust" — Kirmess Scene (Gounod) Chorus \ "The Bohemian Girl"— The Heart Bowed Down (Baife). '.'.". '.C.L. Moore 5f "Silent Heroes" C . L,. Moore and Chorus » "ILTrovalore" Verdi, "THE ANVIL CHORUS" Grand Aria BL^CK PVTTI A ' MUe « re " BLACK PATTI ." Tuoyd aibE < "The Daughter of the Regiment"— "Rataplan" V ' „ All £*??***£} Bill y Johnson and Chorus » * ..£ 1 v QUG€n J Cole) Llo > d G - Gibb! * and Chorus Sk i ..S fa ?" chess " The Sabre S °»fi:" (Offenbrch) Black Patti and Chorus 7 Tar and Tartar '-Medley of National Airs, Bla^k Patti and entire Com'y Q Chas Hoffman Musical Director ? Bob Cole Stage Manager H COMING-BROTHERS BYRNE In EIGHT BELLS. » iMUSIMENTS.