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The summer stock season at the Grand
cpera house will be inaugurated this
evening, when the Percy Harwell com
pany will make its first appearance in
St. Paul. The Percy Haswell company
is a permanent ?to: k organization which
ha? been playing the past season in Bal
timore, Mel., and made such an enviable
reputation in the East that the manage
ment of the Grand arranged for a sum
mer season here.
The opening piay to be seen tonight Is
Wil'ium Gillette's fine comedy, "Because
She Loved Him So." which scored an
immense success when originally pro
duced in New York at the Madison
Square theater. Subsequently it was
used on the road, and has never known
a losing- week The play- is considered
one of the best and most entertaining
(O)nt(ii(s ever produced by a native
American playwright.
Miss Percy Haswell, the star of the
stock company, will make her first ap
pearance in St. Paul in a congenial role.
She will be seen as Gertrude West, a
ycrnk wife who objects when she finds
blonde hairs and perfume upon the coat
sleeve of her young husband. These
fon:li decorations have been placed
there by a design;] hussy of a servant
maid, who wishes an evening out and
knows that the only way to get it is to
Induce her master and mistress to quar
rel. The young wife, horrific.! at what
■he believes to be evidences of conjugal
infidelity, rushes lome to mother, and
the young husband follows to protest his
him ci nee. The young couple thus break
in upon the domestic peace and quiet of
a lovable old pair of parents Who have
never known a harsh word In more than
thirty years of married life. The old
pec pie, In order to show the young couple
the evils of domestic bickerings, plan a
meek quarrel, but this unforunately de
generates into a real quarrel. Before
things; are finally straightened out three
acts, of delicious comedy and hilarious
situations have been evolved.
Mr Frank Gilmore. the leading man of
the company, will appear as Oliver West,
the young husband. Alfred Hudson, the
well known comedian, will be the father,
;tiid Miss Alice Butler will be the mother.
The entire company will appear. There
will be matinees W«dnesday and Satur
day, and a special matinee Decoration
Hiss Percy Haswell, the star of the
lYrey Ha.swell company, has hud an his
oric career, of wnich many an actress
might be proud.
torn in Texas, after completing her
education in Washington, D. C, Miss
tlut-Vvell decided to give free expression
to her natural inclination and adopted
the stage as a profession. She made her
(it but in the admirable organization of
Augustin Daly, first supporting Miss Ada
Rehan in small roles. From time to
timfc Mr Daly shifted her to his operatic
oigsi.izatiori, and Miss Hasweli sang in
a nimluT of his operas, her best remem
bered success being as Mollie Seamore,
In "The Gflsna." Whilo on tcur in Amer
ica and England, Miss Hasweli was the
understudy for Miss Ada Rehan, and
;i times played her roles with the
Daly organization. She left the Daly
company to go with William H. Crane,
and was his leading lady for three sea
sons. In 1900 she played a spring engage-"
mtnt as leading lady of a stuck com
pany in Washington. Her hit was so
pronounced that the was led to seriously
consider an offer to remain in Washing
ton ar. entire season as a stock com pan j
star. This she subsequently did, but in
the meantime became leading lady witn
Otis Skinner for a New York run in
"Prince Otto." She then went to the La
fayette Square, In Washington, to finish
th'- season as leading lady of the stock
coirpany there. Hei success was again
so great that negotiations for her ap
pearance at the head of her own com
pany at Chase's Lyceum theater, Balti
ii: it. ensued, and she comes to St. Paul
direct from a season of thirty-five weeks
in that city.
Frank Gillmore. the leading man of the
Percy Hasweli company, is an English
actor and leading man of recognized
ability, who, after a series of successes
on the other side, first came to this coun
try in 1596 as leading man with John
Hare. In ISPS returned to play an im
portant role in Nat Goodwin's company.
He liked the country so well that he re
mained. Last year he was leading man
with Miss Minnie Maddern Fiske. He is
an actor of striking personality and artis
tic standards and has been a great fa
vorite in Baltimore.
George Fawcett, director and manager
of the Percy Haswell company, is one
of the best known actors in the East, es
pecially in Baltimore and Washington,
where he lived for many years. Mr. Faw
cett was leading man with the elder 3al
vini, and has appeared in a number of
New York first productions. He was wi .1
Maude Adams, nlaying Bob Dow in "The
Little Minister." Last season he scored
a hit in "Caleb West," but his finest
and most recent triumph was as Gov.
Lyons in the well-remembered produc
tion. 'Tnleavened Bread."
Miss Laura McGilvray.who plays prom
inent feminine roles, is a very clever
actress who has been of late years in
the companies of John Hare (both in this
country and in England), Mrs. FisKe,
Richard Mansfield and Charles Frohman.
Miss McGilvray -is one of the most pop
ular r>-«-ibers of the Percy Haswell com
Frederick Lewis,who will play many im
portant roles, is a young actor of whom
great things are predicted. Last season
David Belasco selected him to play tho
leading role, Col. Allan Kendrick. in Be
lasco's "The Heart of Maryland," and
Mr. Lewis acquitted himself with distinc
tion. Before Uuu he was a great fa
vorite in stock companies in Rochester
and Buffalo. He made a splendid suc
cess in Baltimore.
Miss Agnes Everett, who plays char
acter parts and "heavy" roles, was last
season a prominent member of the "Ben
Hui" company which played in Boston
most of the year. She is an excellent
actress, whose career justifies tue *--'-•-■»
that she will also be a great favorite. She
has a splendid contralto voice and uspt
it whenever opportunity offers in Uie va
rious productions.
Alfred Hudson has probably had more
experience than any other member of the
I ercy Haswell company. He was eleven
years -with the celebrated Boston Mu
seum Stock company, and for the past
ten years has been principal comedian
and l character actor with the late Sol
Smith Russell. He will have some splen
did roles and his career gives assur-
Puzzle Picture
Find the man who likes
ance that he will play them in an admir
able manner.
Miss Alice Butler, who plays character
and straight roles, has been for three
years one of the most popular members
of the well known Pittsburg Stock com
pany. She is a great favorite there, and
last spring, When she returned after a
temporary absence, the management fea
tured her on all the billboards. She may
easily be 'expected to duplicate her Pitts
burg and Baltimore hits in t.as city.
Lloyd Carleton. who will handle com
edy roles and play occasional character
parts in the Percy Haswell company, has
been for four years with Maude Adams,
playing in "The Little Minister" and
"L'Aiglon." Last spring he created one
of the strongest roles in- the Chicago pro-
duction of "Lorna Doone." He is a very
accomplished and experienced actor and
is also the stage manager of the com
Austin Webb, a clever young juvenile
man, has been for four years a stock
actor in various organizations in the
West. He is a very capable actor, hav
ing had much experience in stock work,
and if he duplicates here the hit. he made
in Baltimore, it will only be another
case of history repeating itself.
Frank Craven is a youthful but v
talented actor, who comes of a theatrical
family. Mr. Craven is "especially clever
in light comedy roles, and as he has been
quite a favorite in Baltimore, he will un
doubtedly succeed well in St. Paul
Regan Hughson is a clever juvenile
man, who is a popular member of the
PercyHaswell comn-- i n Baltimore he
was in a fair way to become quite a mati
nee favorite, but Mr. Hughston prefers
to win recognition by merit alone He
has acted with Belasco's companies for
three seasons.
Miss Viola Burton is the pretty and at
tractive ingenue of the Percy Haswell
company. She has been upon the stage
only two seasons. Last season in Balti
more she became very popular and was
quite a favorite.
Alfred Hudson Jr. is the son of his es
teemed sire. Young Hudson is a Child of
the stage. He made his debut as the kid
in the barrel in "A Poor Relation" with
Sol Smith Russell. Since then Ire has
been acting in various companies
Alfred Smith is the assistant stage
manager of the Percy Haswell company
and one of its most useful and important
members. He is also an actor of more
than ordinary ability. H» has been with
the Percy ±iaswell company all the past
season and has acted many roles.
Mr. I.itfs New Play Proving; a Win-
ner at McVicker'd, Chicago.
"What is the use of going to England
to get Drury Lane melodramas when I
can get a much better article right here
at home?"
So Jacob Litt has oeen quoted the last
week in connection with his mammoth
production of "The Suburban," the great
racing drama by C. T. Dazey, author
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of "In Old Kentucky." "The Suburban"
is now running at McVicker's theater,
Chicago, where Mr. Litt has produced
most of. the Drury Lane melodramas of
recent years, and it is generally conceded
that ' The Suburban" puts even the best
of the Drury Lane productions far in the
shade. Mr. Dazey and Mr. Litt, invad
ing, the field in which Drury Lane tradi
tions have long reigned supreme, have
actually.-.produced\something even more
stupendous and thrilling than the cele
brated English home of the picturesque
and the spectacular. : ..,.,,
+ The success of the piece since its in
itial presentation some weeks ago at Mc-
Vicker has been unparalleled, and "The
Suburban" seems to be .in for a run
which will last not only through the hot
weather in Chicago, but far into the
regular season. Every big Drury Lane
melodrama, from "The Great Ruby" to
The Prince of Peace," has been out
done in this mammoth production, aif 1
it is not only a cause for congratula
tion for that reason, but also because
it is thoroughly American in every way
and is the product of Americans in its
entirety.. The success of "The i Subur
ban unquestionably sounds the death
n*i f£ r rhe importation of tany more
of the English Drury Lane successes for
the cost of transportation of scenery' and
paraphernalia from that country to the
United States is so great that even the
in 3roads an° returns must -suffer heavy
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Mr. Litt, without going to any such
heavy expense by importing, foreign pro
ductions, is ; therefore in a position to
reap the best possible results from such
a solid and substantial success as "The
Suburban." Besides, the venture will
prove doubly satisfying to the public at
large, since it will know that it
is witnessing a production -of a new
Play by an American author—a fact of
great significance when one considers
the enormous number of English plays"
..imported into this country.
Will Present Two of Their Best
Plays at the Metropolitan.
N. C. Goodwin and Miss Maxine Elliott
are booked to appear at the Metropol
itan June 2. 3 and 4, when they will be
e, n in *, wo of their greatest American
and London successes, cevoting part of
their stay to the presentation of Henry
'•wvT o Smd's • charming love comedy,
When We Were Twenty-One," and the
balance-of their time- to Madelane Lu
cette A Ryley's delightful love romance
An ; American Citizen." ' -
Play-goers- on the Atlantic and play
goers on the , Pacific have both ex
pressed their approbation regarding
bat h G ™WOrP ro, dUCtions ' in each of which
achie^V £oodwin and Miss Elliott have
achieved the successes of their career.
Company of Burlesqners Who Are
Said to Be Among: the Best. "
+ 00™," 16110'"5 Sunday^ matinee and night
the Miss New-. York Jr. Burlesquers will
be the attraction at the Star theater The
company is under the personal direction
or Joseph s Oppenheimer,; - and !as he has:
always brought.good: shows to this city
whenever he has played here, his name
■5. a 0 S^rF of the company being
4 "Sir. Thomas' Reception"#nd "Loop the
Loop are the titles of the two burlettas ,'
and in producing them, .Mr Oppenheimer
has spared no expense to make | them
grand, scenic and electrical presentations.
The comedy in both is excellent, while
all the latest New York musical suc
cesses, such a "Tell Me. Pretty Maiden"
and Rosie Posie.' are.introduced. Many
pretty women win .. be seen clothed in
gorgeous costumes, j Altogether, they are
magnificent. B The olio is one that i can
be compared with any contained in a
burlesque;, show this season, for many
•well known vaudeville; artists are con
nected with the organization. W ■ *
Florence-Beach, introducing all the lat
est and popular ballads and coon songs,
opens it. and is followed in rotation by
"The Three Connolly Sisters" in - their
refined singing and dancing ■ specialty.
Cunningham -and Smith, assisted by Op
penheimer's "Zero" in their new presen
tation, "A Perfect Paradise.' Fred Wyk
off, monologist; the Dewitts. Lilian and
"Shorty, -in their clever sketch, and Prof.
Lawrence Crane in Ms wonderful feats
of magic. .
The New York Jr. will remain at the
Star theater one week, giving the usual
daily matinees. • , .■-_. - .
TMnt Play of Metropolitan Regmlup
Season Will Be "Brother Officer*."
~ The Frawley company, with Miss May
Buckley in a leading role, will close the
regular season at the, Metropolitan opera.
house in the three-act drama "Brother
Officers." This company was seen here
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early in the season and made a strong
impression. Miss Buckley is a warm fa
vorite with Sa. Paul play-goers, and they
will be glad to see her with such a sterl
ing organization as the Prawley com
Advice That Didn't Help.
When President Rtiosevelt was a school
boy he rose to speak one day at school,
and he rose with all confidence and be
"At midnig-ht. in his guarded tent,
The Turk lay dreaming of the hour
When Greece, her knees—'
Then his memory failed him, and he re
peated: "Greece, her knees"—in vain; his
memory stubbornly refused to work.
Once more he shouted desperately,
"Greece, her knees—." The old professor
looked over his spectacles and encourag
ingly remarked: "Greece her knees once
more, Theodore; perhaps she'll go then."
—New Orleans Picayune.
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She Will Appear With Miss New York Jr. Company at the Star.
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Ragged, Unshaven Hired Man Tarns
Out to Be a Rich Suitor '
in Disguise. •'
PARKERSBURG, W. Va. t May 24.—
Mias Laura B. Keller, of Montrose, a
girl of exceptional beauty and a village
belle, advertised in a matrimonial paper
for a correspondent, thinking to have
sport. Two of the replies interested her
and she began a correspondence with the
writers. Photographs were exchanged
and a meeting with the two suitors was
Prior to the meeting a tramp appeared
at the Keller home and procured employ
ment. He was ragged and unshaven, but
gave evidence of having seen better days
and was genteel in his deportment. He
fell in love with Miss Laura and in spite
of his being a tramp she returned his
love, although she told him she could
never think of marrying him.
On Saturday Henry Snodgrass, one of
h» unknown suitors, appeared and was
rejected. On Sunday Harry Williams, the
other man with whom she had corre
sponded, was to appear. But she waited
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all day and he failed to put in his ap
That evening the tramp spoke to her
of love and she told him she loevd him,
but could never marry a poor man.
•Throwing off his disguise Harry Willr
iairs, young, wealthy and dressed in the
height of fashion, stood before her. Miss
Keller was quite overcome at the de
nouement, but all obstacles having been
overcome she renewed her love vows and
they were married. Williams is said to
have wealth and social standing, stand
ing, but took the disguise of a tramp
to ascertain unsuspected, what manner of
girl Miss Keller v,as. Both were satisfied
and they are now on a honeymoon trip
Quiet and Mischief Identical.
Helen—l haven't heard Brother Johnny
for an hour. Go and tell him to stop at
;•:■ -■■y ■ _ . . riatinee Every Day Except Sunday.
Benefit for the
: Under the Auspices of the Newspapers of St. Paul.
I —Mallory Brothers & Brooks- . Musicians, Singers and Dancer s
2— Phyllis Allen '.". The Phenomenal Contralto
3 — Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Barry —
Comedy Act Entitled "A Skin Game"
Brannon & Martini —
Comedy Magic Act, "The Professor and His Assistant"
s—Montmartrois Trio —
4 Marius Delauer Baritone | Alice Debrimont.... Dramatic Soprano
Esther Debrimont Light Soprano
Singing Popular Opera Selections
Overture, Orchestra.
6 —Brackett & Gerard Descriptive and Illustrated Songs
7— Esmaralda*. Xylophone Soloist
— Onllaw Trio Dans Leurs Dernieres Creation-,
9— MR. EZRA KENDALL- America's Greatest Humorist
10- "The Bridegroom's Reverie"
• The Bride , Miss Drucie Delmore
" . The Maid . Miss Carolyn Delmore
The Groom Mr. Walter Caryll
Scene— home of the Bride on the evening of the Wedding. "Waiting for
the Bride." "A Cheerful Fireplace and a Good Cigar." "Memories of the Past."
"Old Love Letters." "The Smoke Plays Tricks and Paints Pictures." "The
Vision in the Chimney. " The Fading Landscape.
JUNE' 12, 3, A- —' —~-_
"When We Were Twenty-One"
arid "An American Citizen"
.', . June 5, 6, 7—The Frawiey Company in "Brother Officers."
Summer Stock Season
Introducing for the First Time in the Northwest, the
(Management George Fawcett).
The Ladies of the Company: MISS HASWELL, Miss Laura McCilvray,
Miss Agnes Everett, Miss Clara Irving, Miss Alice Butler, Miss Viola
Burton, Miss Maud Wilder.
The Gentlemen: Mr. Frank Gilmore, Mr. Frederick Lewis, Mr. Lloyd
Carleton, Mr. Regan Hughson. Mr. Alfred Hudson Jr., Mr. George
Fawcett, Mr. Alfred Hudson, Mr. Austin Webb, Mr. Frank Craven, Mr.
Alfred Smith.
Initiating the Summer Season with a Production of William Gillette Famous Comedy
Because She Loved Him So
With Miss Haswell as the Young Wife, Gertrude West.
ft F" —f" ft Matinees Apa
-NicMs7sc^suG s» ?SR
—- kUU—UUU Saturday L.UU
Special Matinee Decoration Day, 25c
Shakerpeare's Beautiful Comedy. * Mil SZsL-*r* 1 f-| IMGHT
A t>urst of sweet sound from the violin
As I trail the light bow o'er the quiver
ing strings,
And mingle the song of the happiest
With the )ow wailing cry of the lost
soul's complaint.
And oft creeping forth in some biir.ple
old air .
The strains to my ears some deep thren
ody bear,
And try as it seems in each sonowful
To impart to my mk.d some sad an
cient rune.
Then like light leaping forth from tome
dark awesome grotto
The music goes in a tempest staccato
And bounding and slurring in f-ome
happy reel
The hand whips the bow o'er the lin'-tlingj
And how the strings quiver from bridge
to the nut
As the bow travels down on the whis
pering gut,
Or winds o'er the fingerboard swinging
Shaking the air with music fantastic.
Then changing abrupt to a waltz soft
and slow
That sends one's mind back to times
long ago.
In short broken vistas, old happy days
And faces peep at me from over the
I see them again in enjoyment of life
When trouble was nothing and happiness
Then I think of their death and mem
ories surge.
And my hand ere I know it is playing
a* dirge.
But close on the trail of these lost day*
of yore
Comes the thought that the bow soon
shall raise them no more
That soon shall the present with o hir
ipasts lie -
And the music dies out with a quivering
i sigh.
-C. H. Creed Jr.
Matlnaes Daily. Eveni-.gs at 8:15 p.m.
Matinee Today—All Waek COOD
Miss New York Jr. r n ATS
Big Vaudeville Co. on*
"Bowery Burlesquers." 30c
Season of German Drama
Wednasiay.Jay 28, "GROSSTADTLUFT 1•
Prices. SI.OO, 75c. 50c.-25c.
1 TJ^Hi dC TdJJo**? o** 11/t'» sffia» uneefta'biuei
But now "n* Wi th thfe- ° Phyllis fair,
kZ-L, changed, where once i
Knew but ease
1 r'Tar2 r'd naught but Questionings and
Whatthme? Within that bless heart of
Thaaox^ P twinkle hath that soft
Va des[tn kS°me notlon d«th th brain
With which the love I offer thee to try?
Asui Phy!lls- kinaer «»■ I beg. to me!
strife heart With wonderin S and
Compel ;me not to ever title thee
life V m ° St uncetlain ttasc of
~H°r!^ ft^ endr'<* Ban 3in Woman's
Homo Companion.

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