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In the Realms of the Mimic World f Those to whom the drama in its best dress and its noblest aim appeals with 'success—for there are theater-goers I deaf to such appeals—will treasure the 'memory of the dramatic spectacle pre sented at the Metropolitan last week. !So much has been written and said 'about "Ben Hur" the play, as well as the book, that there is no longer any 'occasion to enter upon further discuss jion or analysis of the work. It is suf ficient to say that nobody who values 'and enjoys the presentation of a wor thy drama by worthy players, can fail [to admire this skillful adaptation of a remarkably strong story to the stage. ! Unlike many dramas of a highly Spectacular character, the opportunities [for acting are not all sacrificed to the 'scenery and set pieces, nor are per functory and conventional players en gaged to do the acting. Instead, the management has shown a proper ap preciation of the requirements of such .virile drama by engaging for the prin cipal roles trained artists, men and .women equipped with experience and talent. The result is a smooth, well consideredr intelligent, vigorous presen tation of the drama. 5 The most finished and effective piece HELEN BERTRAM BHf;. B& otwF) MKET- ■ ■ JiH -« ii jffini BralflM^P^^'^ "■' "*■' v '^S wsS H^^^HH Iv < -- &> '■' '■ Hr:,V^fl ■ham-. ■■; -.. ,s£S v ■ ■•■'■• ■:""■ ■■■■•A -.338889 ■ ■ -.-"'■ '■" —. v .■:;■.-'■-a ■•-■■:y^x^ '?;■■: -.' . ■ ■^• -,''■ W;- '^: ': , , -\ 2 '■ '■" -.^^ With the "Prince of Pilsen" at the Metropolitan. of acting was contributed by Dodson Mitchell, whose portrayal of the thrifty and venerable Simonides was a strik ingly lifelike and impressive character ization. ! But without further comment at this late day upon the general excellence of the acting, another meritorious and unusual feature in a performance of |this character was the shortness of ■the waits between the acts. The only interval that might be considered ap ipreciably long is that following the 'curtain which descends on the chariot race scone, and that was scarcely fif teen minutes. \ How expeditiously the play moves is shown by the fact that in spite of the prologue and six acts, some of them .embodying three scenes, the final cur tain falls at 11:10 p. m., just three hours ■and ten minutes after the beginning of the performance. ( The brief waits between acts accom plish two purposes. They not only relieve the tediousness and restlessness ,that attend protracted spells of inter mission, bat they tend to establish a 'closer connection between the incidents of the story—to promote the continuity 'of the theme, thus the interest awaken *ed at the outset is less liable to flag. I The spectacular drama of "Ben Hur" is a remarkable achievement from any and all points of view. I It will be a long while ere we shall look upon its like again. —Fred G. Hunt. l ] "THE PRINCE OF PILSEN." Latest Musical Comedy This Week's L Attraction at the Metropolitan. "' "The Prince of Pilsen," the newest of all the musical comedies now on the stage, will open a week's engagement at the Metropolitan Opera house to night. As it is New Year's week, in addition to the regular matinees on ((Wednesday and Saturday, there will be a special "Prince of Pilsen" matinee on 'New Year's day. "The Prince of Pil sen" is owned by Henry W. Savage, .who has produced the "Sultan of Sulu," "Kin:? Dodo" and "Peggy From Paris," 'and is the proprietor of the Castle Square Grand Opera company. (. "The Prince of Pilsen" is a musical comedy which is an attraction which should find favor with all lovers of I rtage disptay—bright costumes in end less numbers, a big and animated 'chorus, hard-working principals, broad 'comedy and effective ensembles. There jis a kaleidoscopic change of hues and tints and faces and forms as scene fol lows scene. The Heidel boys, the girls of the American cities, the seashell ! girls, the Vassar girls, the- butlers and maids, the jjolf girls, the bathing girls— change following change so rapidly that It geems as if the members of the chorus must be kept busy arraying themselves for each succeeding scene. | Many of the musical numbers, it is said, are of a kind that should meet I with favor with the masses. Among the numbers are "The Modern Pirate," "We Know It's Wrong to Flirt," "A 1 Season On Our Shore," "Keep It Dark," "The Field and the Foreut," "The ! 'American Girl," "Our Floral Queen," "Fall In," a 1 inging march and chorus, j Rnd an effective finale at the close of I each act. "The Message of the yio- let" is a pretty duet, "The Widow" is an effective trio, "Pictures in Smoke" is pleasing, and "The Tale of the Sea Shell" is a sweet duo with chorus. One of the hits of the performance is a topical song, "He Didn't Know What to Do," which tells the story of a man in many complicated situations in which he didn't know what to do. The numbers are all sung with dash and spirit, and every member of the company works from the minute the curtain rolls up to the close of the sec ond act. ' • "The Prince of Pilsen" is a musical comedy calling for a large cast. Filling important roles are Helen Bertram, Arthur Donaldson, Lillian Coleman, John W. Ransome, Harold Crane, Sher man Wade, Jeanette Bageard, Ada Browne, Anna Lichter and others —all well known on the mugic and comedy stage. Mr. Ransome is cast for the role of the Cincinnati brewer, who at home is an alderman and at Nice is a prince, who readily adapts himself to the con ditions which so unexpectedly arise. Arthur Donaldson is the real prince, and it is said he sings and acts the role in an admirable manner. Helen Ber tram, handsome and vivacious, has the role of the dashing widow, Mrs. Crock er, and sings in good voice and acts with grace. Sherman Wade has a good comedy part in Francois, the waiter. Miss Bageard sings and dances her self into favor as Mrs. Crocker's French maid. SPECTACLE AT THE GRAND. "The Evil Eye" Will Entertain It's Patrons This Week. Charles H. Yale and Sidney R. Ellis' big kaleidoscopic spectacle,' "The Evil Eye," which these managers describe in the alternative as the "funny freaks of Nid and the continued com ical contortions of Nod," will be the at traction at the Grand this week, begin ning tonight. The mechanical portion of "The Evil Eye" performance is the windmill with its lightning-like whirling of four ac robats in mid-air, the indescribable dis appearing rooms with all their funny incidents, the breakaway, Avhich gets rid of "The Evil Eye" in a unique manner, and many other, unusual and original ideas and tricks afford much entertainment. The cast contains some clever per formers, including the comedian, mim ic and dialectician, Richard T. Brown, the singing 1 comedienne, Miss Josie Sis son, Miss Helen Foy, The Troubadour Four, Nat Wixon, Harry Thornton, Burt Eaton, William Fuller, George Borani Herman, and the famous Brothers Kennard, the European pan tomimists, musicians, dancers and acro bats, whose impersonations of the mis chievous dumb boys, Nid and Nod, de light the spectators. A sterling feature is offered in the reappearance In this country, after two years' absence, of the Phasey troupe, which, during its sojourn in Europe has been augmented to double its orig inal size and now forms one of the largest and most expensive single fea tures ever brought to this country. It is under the direction of Alfred and Madam Phasey, who control a large school of dancing in England, and con sists of sixteen clever English girls, who excel in singing and dancing, and who offer as a finale to their act a full bo-ass band specialty. Armstrong's "Electric Ballet," which display has been greatly enlarged and improved upon by its inventor, P. C. Armstrong, by the addition of hundreds of extra lights and other electrical ef fects, is said to be remarkably ef fective. Still another feature has been provided in the engagement of the Troubador Four, a quartette of come dians and singers, consisting of Messrs. Nat Wixon, Harry Thornton, Burt Ea ton and William Fuller, in their latest comedy creation, "Odds and Ends from Here and There." New and attractive ballet divcrtis ments have been prepared, among which are the "Dance of the Tourists," "The Pierrots and Harlequins," "The International Ensemble," in which the entire company appears, and many other terpsichorean conceits. Catchy songs, pretty ballads, notably the love songs, "By Your Side" and "You and I," and lively choruses, have always been a strong feature with "The Evil Eye," and it is s&i4 the present THE ST. PAUI, GLOBE, SNUDAY. DECEMBER 28, 1902. season's production will prove no ex ception to the rule. BURLESQUERS AT THE STAR. Bowery Combination Will Play the Popular Vaudeville House. The all star combination of come dians, burlesquers, vaudevillians, ac robats and pretty girls from Gotham familiarly known as the Bowery Bur lesquers, will begin a week's engage ment at the Star theater, beginning with a matinee today. This show has established a trade mark which now presents sterling value in all that constitutes a high class performance and production of burlesque and vaudeville. Among the artists with this company this season is the Eretto family, six in number. They are the greatest among acrobats and equilibrists ever seen in this country and they are the most original and daring acrobats that have ever been imported from the continent of Europe. The well known team of entertain ers, Gilbert and Goldie, are also with the Bowery company, as are also the Farrell Taylor trio; Veloa, the young woman contotionists; Willie and Josie Barrows, coon shouters and buck and wing dancers; Miss Lizzie Freligh, dashing comedienne; Ben Jansen, Hebrew caricaturist; Miss Nelson, the red soubrette, and a chorus of very pretty "Geisha" girls frcm "Japan by Night." These girls were the chief attrac tion last summer at the Madison Square garden in New York. All their songs and musical numbers are new and original and beautifully costumed. This organization of talent is sur rounded and staged with all the neces sary scenery and is lighted by a my riad of electric lights. The stage pic tures are pleasing, bright and spec tacular; TRIBUTE TO JULIA MARLOWE., She Scores a Success in the Metropolis With Her New Play. Apropos of Julia Marlowe's produc tion of "The Cavalier," which she pre sented at the Criterion theater, New York city, last Monday evening, the Times pays the delightful actress this well merited tribute: To those who have watched Miss Mar lowe's progress from the earlier days when she shone —in Philadelphia and in Boston, if not on Broadway—as Viola and Rosalind and Juliet, her reappearance brings a mingling of regret and rejoicing —regret that those heroines of pure pas sion and poetry should know her no more, and rejoicing that, in whatever guise, we are permitted to delight in her. "The play last night at the Criterion theater was not a great work of dramatic art; but for va book play it had unusual vigor and coherency. What it lacked in wit, characterization and compelling dra matic movement it made up in scattered moments of expert stagecraft that kept one breathless, and most of all in the op portunity it offered Miss Marlowe to ex hibit to the full the loveliness of her per son and of her temperament, and the vigorous and the perfect moderation of her art. "It is often the duty of the conscien tious first-nighter to censure our emo tional uctresses for seeking to emphasize their effects by flying to extremes of ut terance —from hysterical glee to brazen and clanging passions—a method that is destructive of all light and shade, of all the exquisite colorings and modulations of emotion that alone succeed in keeping to what the first dramatic critics called the modesty, that is to say, the moderation, of nature. Miss Marlowe has moments of the lightest and the most girlish gayety, and moments of the intensest passion, and the effect of these is always enriched and glorified by the fact that she passes from one mood to another through the fluid va- THE BROTHERS KENNARD '■'■■■■■ 4"^ (^toy^ J^ gS^K-i^.-: .•.:-:■>;■:■ : :■■.-:•:■" ■'■'■'W^BSS^^^^K''^-'- JBBIB9I^S^^ v^b!-/' * ; ' ; ■■"■"■ ■■ ■ .1 K^^Kv; ■ ■' ■ T ■■■■ ■ '; i; ■■■■■: ■: ■■■ '" ■ . ■■■:■■. ■■ . ■■■■■■■ ■ ' ■■.. il With "T& Evil Eye" at the Grand. V--- ■-. • --^-—'.-;. i: "- i-.',.'.-■•-• •'-■_-■*'" ." ■ "• >"-7. riety of moods-that mark the transitions i of -emotion, in real life. : The result of: this is an effect of palpitating woman hood, of noble and ■ ingenuous ; emotion, a -thing ' that, while its dynamics ■: are no less powerful -than the dynamics of hor ror and hysteria, brings with- it that sense of poetical-human feeling which" alone can justify the strongest appeals.to our emo tions. —In her power of emotional utter ance Miss Marlowe belongs to the -■ school headed- by - Mrs. Leslie Carter. In the truthfulness and the refinement of her art she belongs to the school graced by. Miss Maud Adams and Miss Russell." ■• ..;. ;..>; r • COMING ATTRACTIONS. "■ • ■'■"■ " - . -./. ---"^ •■ ••■- : _;■/■■■ --■ .;" ■' Blanche Walsh as Salammbo in "The ' Daughter of Hamilcar," will be seen at the Metropolitan 7 for an engagement of four nights and Wednesday matinee, beginning Sunday,c.: Jan. -V 4. "The Daughter of Hamilcar" is said to be a' strong-' drama. Miss -Walsh; is sur rounded by a capable company .number ing § sixty | people,' •'- including ?v; Charles ' Dalton,"- Jerome ' Harington, Hugo Tol land and Robert Lowe.'"The production •is :: under the ; management / of.Wagen hals & Kemper.- The action of the play is laid in ancient Carthage, 7- a;; city, whose pomp and splendor is a matter of history, r The palaces and temples of its , Gods arid: the f barbaric splendor of Its costumes and jewels are said to be represented in lavish fashion. . ' - ;'.\ •■■■?-:'■■■■; •.„*.--■• .:.;::-■ .;;-;.:■ The Metropolitan attractions for the month of January include Primrose & Dockstader's Minstrels, Adelaide Thurston in "At Cozy Corners," Daniel Sully in his new play, "By the Old Mill Stream," Charles B. Hanford in "The Taming of the Shrew,"' and the big comic ojpera success,. "Sain Toy." • • • McVicker's theater, Chicago, has had innumerable successes since it came under the management of Jacob Litt, but none of them compares with Mr. Litt's newest melodrama, "The Suburb- an," in point of cthe; bigness of its tri umph. Not even tb,e wonderful runs of "Sporting Life," f "The- Great Ruby," "Hearts Are Trfcmps,." "Shenancloah," "Quo Vadis," "The Price of Peace," "Way Down Eaßt" or "Lovers' Lane" has rivaled "The Suburban" in the amount of money whfch the attraction has drawn. The receipts have simply been tremendous, the play having drawn something lihfe $160,000 in the fifteen weeks it has* been playing at the Chicago house. This record is phe nomenal when it is remembered that "The Suburban" was a summer pro duction. In the short tour which "The Suburban" is making, it will be seen in Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapo lis, St. Paul, and other cities near Chi cago. It will be seen at the Metropoli tan in this city for three nights and matinee, beginning Thursday, Jan. 8. * * * ; 'Jus Hill's: aggregation" of midgets - and giants, "The Royal Lilliputians,'.' are this year I presenting ■ a new musical.: concoc tion, entitled "In Posterland," and:this new vehicle :. is said to bo , far i superior jto any of their previous offerings. The Lil liputians are announced for a week's en gagement at : the Grand early in January. !.;'r~"V. -~ti* ~ ~>T:'-'i■• * ■■-■'* '-"."_• j«V ;.■•:"»'*!>"'■'."" =■" '.•'.■. ft""' The January bookings at the Grand also include a visit of David Belasco's stirring war drama, "The Heart of Maryland," Which is now enjoying its fifth consecutive season. Arthur C. Alston's "At the Old Cross Roads," which created so favorable an impression on the occasion of its visit to this playhouse last season, is announced to be seen here in the near future. . "Yon Yonson," James A. Home's robust drama, "Hearts of Oak." and Wiliam A. Brady's production of "Lover's Lane" are scheduled for appearance at the Grand during the next two months. DRAMATIC GOSSIP. "Way Down East" will be presented in Australia this summer by a cast the members of which will be picked from the three companies now playing the pas toral in America. There was a rumor out last week that Richard Mansfield and* his new manager. Lyman B. Glover, had quarreled, and were about to separate. The report was denied by both. The .rumor recalls a Nat Goodwin story that is apropos. Goodwin was frequently the- victim of Glover's se vere criticism when he visited Chicago, where the latter was the recognized dean of the critical guild there. It is- said when a friend imparted the news to Nat that Glover had joined the Mansfield forc es as the manager of- that star, he sol emnly raised his hand in the air, a la Monte Cristo. and exclaimed: "I'm even at last." There is a play introduced in the East last week that got an unconscious laugh. In the action a father is attempting to reform the wayward f son, and it must have been pretty bad,* for when the son replied, "There's no use trying to reform me, I'm on the' downward path, and am going down to the corner to get drunk," a yell came from the audience, and about fifty voices cried, "Wait a minute, we would like to go with you." * * * "The Girl and the Judge," which had the longest run of any play in Ivew York last season, will 'be the vehicle in which Miss Grantly will star the coming season. She will bring the entire Lyceum theater production with her to all the cities she visits in her febming tour this season. * * * "Miss Petticoats," a novel by Dwight Tilton, is the latest publication to be dramatized. The work is being done by Mr; Tilton, in collaboration with George T. Richardson, the dramatic editor of the Boston Traveller, and the play is. to have a production this spring. Preparations for Miss :Marie Cahill's starring tour in "Nancy Brown," under the management of D. V; Arthur, are well under way. George H. Broadhurst and Frederick Ranken have completed the book, and several composers have finished the musical numbers. The company will begin rehearsing in a week, and the tour will open on the road, coming to the New York Bijou theater early in Feb ruary. • • * Charles Frohman is arranging the fol lowing new productions for New York: Clyde Fitch's latest play, -The Girl With the Green Eyes," with Clara Bloodgood; "The Unforseen," a new play by Robert Marshall, author of "Second In Com mand," etc., with Charles Richman ana Margaret Anglin; Madeline Lucette Ry- Jty's lew play for Annie Russell, fit' led "Mice and Men," and Stephen Phillips • iJlyss;i." in wlrch over 200 peopie will appear. • • • Richard HardingDa^ris' new play, which Henry Miller is to produce, has been named "The Taming of Helen,' though it is taken from his novel, "Captain Mack lin." Jessie MillTSartU the leading lady, nearly broke up the rehearsals last week by refusing to play her part, owing to the fact that one scene requires her to appear disguised as a boy. After a con sultation, a costume of lose-fitting trous ers, with other masculine attire,- was ar ranged as a compromise, and Miss Miii ward will join the ranks of actresses in boy parts this season. • * ** • Charles Frohman is hastening arrange ments to provide a play for Miss Maude Adams, who expects to reappear on the stage before the Ist :of February. Ever since her return fronx Europe Miss Ad ams has been living: .entirely under the care of her physician with the most grat ifying results. Hen coadltion is now much better than it has been at any time with in the last three yeaj3- m The Bostonians opera company may sail for Australia in four weeks. The re newed success this justly famed organiza tion has made this season, which has con tinued since the revival of "Robin Hood at the New York Academy of Music, has interested managers considerably, and ne gotiations have been started that will mean a tour of the English speaking world. If it is possible to cancel all dates of the present season after Vancouver, where the Bostoniana appeal- Jan. 8, the complete company wHI sail on the fol lowing day for Brisbane, Queensland. The Australian tour will include the cities of Melbourne, Sidney, Adelaide and Bris bane; then will come a New Zealand tour, covering Auckland, _ Wellington, Christ church and Dunedin. A Tasmanian tour will follow on the return to Melbourne, which will take in Hobart and Launces ton. Then the company will sail for the Philippines, Hongkong and India. A South African tour is also being negotiat ed, with London and the British prov inces to follow. Miss Millie James, the diminutive and clever daughter of Louis James, who ap peared in St. Paul in "Lovers' Lane" last season, is to star under the management of Charles B. Dillingham, who is Miss Julia Marlowe's manager, in a play being written by Paul Kester. It is said Mr. Dillingham has had a play in mind for Miss James ever since he saw her clever work in "Lovers' Lane." • • a .;'-■ Few of the people who stop In the foyer of Daly's, ■ in ■. New - York - city, to ' admire' Sir Joshua - Reynolds' - portrait of i his old actor-friend, David Garrick, -realize just how much. it -is sought for. t Although the original'price is said to have been about $5,000, y Daniel " Frohman' has been ■ offered I on several occasions recently as much as $7,000 and $8,000. V ;.,_ - • . .. * * * Almost nightly there has been a con test between Richard Mansfield's endur ance and that of the audience in the Her ald Square theater. The first night of "Julius Caesar," the actors and the ac tor-manager took all of the curtain calls offered, but since then Arthur Forrest is the only one who has been before the cur tain and he has been allowed to appear only twice. The audience, especially the gallery god portion, has desired to get Mr. Mansfield out. He has refused to ap pear, and frequently the curtain has risen for a new scene while the calls for him were being continued. * * * friends. In an old suit of black clothes the trousers bagged at the knees, a weather-stained hat of last season's buy- Ing, and with a bandage on a slight wound In his right hand, his appearance is a striking contrast with that of the the atergoers. * • • In the opinion of: Grace . Kimball, there • should be some law to prevent chorus girls from stealing . the names of players ; who have become well known. § Every - one re members how annoyed S Francis Wilson was when a chorus girl ■ commenced : to call herself "Frances" Wilson. Then there - was : a girl named . Maggie O'Brien who | changed . her name to . Zaza ! Belasco. Also, a chorus girl has recently . been dis covered in New York who calls herself Marie • Cahill. after the prima donna of that name. Now Miss Kimball. who won her • reputation 'as ' leading lady with E. H. Sothern : and Henry Miller, is . much ■ annoyed because of the * antics ! of a . Chi cago girl of the chorus .who apparently bears the same name, possibly with every justification, but nevertheless under an noying, circumstances. This Grace Kim ball of the - chorus is the young woman from whose silken slipper the Grand Duke Boris drank champagne last August. Now an enterprising Chicago concern ■ has is sued a large advertising card showing Grace Kimball posing in a flashy costume . and''exhibiting a pair of pink satin slip pers. ' - • '-■■ _. . . . , v*V * * * William A. Brady was the first of the managers to see the farcical possibility of newspaper caricatures. Since he intro duced Foxy Grandpa to the stage theater goers have been called upon to meet Hap py Hooligan. Gloomy Gus, Alphonse and Gaston, Mrs. Katzenjammer. Buster Brown, Sunny Jim and the habitants of Spotless Town. * * * The New York theatrical managers, in cluding Al Hayman, Charles Frohman, Klaw & Erlanger, Frank Sanger. Charles Burnham and Daniel Frohman, have de cided to organize a benefit, to take place at the Knickerbocker theater, New York city, the second Tuesday in January, in behalf of Georgia Cayvan, the actress, for many years the leading woman of the Ly ceum theater, who is now in a sanitarium at Flushing. N. Y. There is no woman in the profession who has aided various charities with her labors more than Miss Cayvan. She has appeared at every bene fit given in behalf of the actors' fund in New York during the past twelve or thir teen years, until she was stricken down by her present illness, and there is doubt less no actress for whom there will be a more quick and generous response in these sad days of her illness and retire ment. Box holders at the Metropolitan opera house and a select few of the outside pub lic are chuckling over the manner in which a certain man well known about town tried in vain to break into the mag ic circle. The man is wealthy, but hab itually appears in public accompanied by a young woman who is not received so cially outside of Martin's. It was largely to gratify her whim that the man under took to get a box at the opera this sea son. He could not understand the cold ness with which his proposition was re ceived, and as he is in a position to em phasize his displeasure, the authorities were obliged to tell him they would see what could be done. Finally he was no tified that only one box was available, and that only for every other perform ance. The price, the notice calmly said, would be $30,000. The man thought it over, and he is not a boxholder. * * * In pursuance of his policy of presenting a series of artistic plays, regardless of their commercial value, George Fawcett is now endeavoring to arrange for the presentation at Chase's theater, Balti more, and perhaps elsewhere, of George Bernard Shaw's drama. "Candida." Ne gotiations through Miss Elizabeth Mar bury, the American agent for Mr. Shaw, are now pending. Mr. Shaw has bery well denned ideas as to just how his plays shall be presented, and under what con ditions, so that his plays as a rule are to be found only in the library. With the exception of the two Shaw plays pro duced by Mansfield, none of his work has been presented in America. "Candida" LISSIE FRELEIGH SH^PB^B^»SSlKa:^Br^2»^^^SH»^B3^»^S»l^^i^BS«SSS^BSSß.BS«^.S..S.Sß^..™..^^S.^.S^^..^™^»^«*^™»»^«i B:.x ■ ■ 4. .- ■- .. x- •■'■- ■-■ 3.. - ■-■ -i n-„ . - - . -• i. '■ ■ -* -x * *"*-■-- -'"' ' * . .... "'". < '), . 'I .*•-• ■*• X. - X J',\' 7 *'' '"" '■'■■ -QW BBMI bkSsW *>. ' "■••■■ JB B^pHs'l - -" ... - <3»B BEBB^ragMtta "XX '- -X^ i 11 .' ' : ■"- '--x-r-S.}" ■•' " .'.'..:- --" 1 "^l; -I ■ r '- ' i""'- *'"i r* :-_-■:•. \'-;'.:■'.' ■■"' ' '.-;\ In Bowery Burlesquers at the Star. is the study of a young poet who falls in love with a ministef's wife. I •• * I Kirke La Shelle is busy over the forth coming production of "Checkers. Ihis popular little novel, which contains more tears and smiles than any publication of its size extant, has been dramatized by the author, Henry M. Blossom Jr and will have its opening performance in St. Louis, Mr. Blossom's native town, March 15, at the Century theater. • • * - The Bostonians caused quite a sensation METROPOLITAN B;: — .-- " r""~-"" ——L- N. SCOTT, Lessee and Manager.— —-' ■ ;.^" I TOW Ift WTi ALL THIS (Matinees - Wednesday; 1 New 1 I' 1 "';Vf 111 I L.V* I ..'■") WEEK ! Year's Day and Saturday. :> i ! ' ■'■ Henry W. Savage Presents the Newest Musical Comedy, THE ij& ' ' 'iwVw'lll I'lllll'"'."" : :iJ'''"WlVl'H»l|l-" '•"'* -L— ' ''ma^'' ''" '''"' ■■''" ''' '"'■ ' B9BBM**-!m2 S^'' .' " By Pixley and Luders, authors of "King Dodo." ' '^ 5 Months in Boston! 3 Months in Chicago! "; I 100 in the Cast 8 | |60 in th» Chorus ! [ A Galaxy of Gorgeously Gowned Girls ! : ; :: r 4 :: ;; A Radiant* Regiment* of; Real Singers. QpiPCQ Evenings and iNew Year's Matinse, $1. 50, $1, 75c, 500,250 I IIIUImU Wednesday and Saturday riatlnees..si.oo, 75c, 500,250 SllSlliiiAV i BA&I ; Jfi&l* T FOUR NIGHTS— v - ' 9Unllfll^ UAlli rfrlni Wednesday MATINEE ; r T ; ... The Greatest Dramatic Production of the Season, .> Vs"' BLANCHE WALSH ' . ■ "In- the Magnificent Spectacular Production of ?; - ■■'."f"V; '■""" THE DAUGHTER of HAMILCAB rfTilfl 3 Nights, Saturday Matinao IMM Q ti-& I Bmtm Gommanolng Thursday Ifffinia O •i JACOB LITT'S |^p Stupendous Production— intact from its great run of. 15 weeks at ;./ ._-.;-..•.' McVicker's Theatre, Chicago, whsre it played to crowded houses, ' The Suburban 200 PEOPLE 10 HORSES II SUMPTUOUS SCENES , THE MOST THRILLING RACE EVER STAGED 1 G itaiiiL A^*J& iwnl . TONIGHT JAC?BUTT > PRPRTHE?L.HATS t SMANAgER Week -S ..• :- -■ ■•■ -.:;-,;v--v-v--"<V*>-V-; ••■••. ■•:■■•:,■;.«;"■■.--- . -<-. ■.--.■•..■..' ' ••"'.- "'.:• ■V-"- .•..„'. :'-^S CHAS. H.YALE AND >r —- -7 holiday* reSTIVALREiIT SPECIAL MATINEE NEW YEAR'S DAY nR TURTHER |IID ANn ftOMICAL |108 ■^■•■'•■■■■■■^thfTUll^-- 1 gf |\|iD thf Lute OF Woo TL^'" '"'BEAKS- Hid THb uaperins : ■■OD. --• KM iiff 1™ :•;■ SCENICALLY bewildering. .' -■ • ' •"i- H H'Jl^^' "'■': -V- ELECTRICALLY MARVELOUS, '-- 'U:."-^l ----- -'--: -.^^^- ;;'4^ ; COMICALLY SIDE-SPLITTING, •■- ' ' ~'V-i? 1 ■: - # ; .ZZ ■■'■ MUSICALLY DELIGHTFUL, .. *s«***?Z&* . .■..-.,■:-,.-. - ... '; '>A: '- ■•>■.■■.:;•■ SPECTACULARLY DAZZLING, V ".'••, Vt^*? EVIL EYE ■.-,.■■.-■.• :■::•■, l; ...■■...■..,. ■■.:.,■;■,.■■■.:•■.- -. ,-.,- »:..' ...>-':.-■•••.■•■ ■■j%-/rjjsfe WZZV nC — IWR- ROBERT B. when playing In Salt Lake City by giving an impromptu concert in the Mormon Tabernacle. They had been specially in vited by the elders to hear an organ re cital, and the enormous building held a great crowd in their honor. The idea was suggested when the vox humani, or quartette of human voices, recently added to the Mormans' magnificent organ, was tried for the first time. The Bostomans thought it was a real quartette accom panied by the organ, and started in to do better, with their own fine quartette. Soon everyone felt like singing, and a programme was quickly arranged. It was such a brilliant success that the manage ment was approached to repeat the same to a paving audience, but the Bostomans "speeiai" was waiting to carry them to San Fiancisco, so that a profitable en gagement was lost. Lculs James ana Frederick TVardc are AMUSEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS. PEOPLE'S CHURCH GRAND OPENING CONCERT DE LUSSAN Th: riatchless Prlma Danna. ANQELO FRONANI The Eminent Pianist. HUSICAL EVENT OP THE YEAR. MONDAY NIGHT, JAN. 29. Seats Now Sailing at Dyer's—sl.so. $1.00. 50c STAR MATiNEE OA!LY< THEATRE EVENINGS AT 8:15 Matinee Tcday-AII Week gggfg bowery 10 BURLESQUES |2 Direct from Hurtz & Seamons' Music Hall, New York, CfintS NEXT WEEK. Vanity Fsir Co. making what can safely be called a tri umphal tour of the South, in Wagenhal3 and Kemper's gorgeous production of "The Tempest." The popular tragedians are attracting capacity audiences every where, and in almost every city people are turned away, unable to secure seats or standing room. The fame of the stars and the talented players supporting them naturally insures a large patronage, but the elaborate and costly nature of the production itself is probably a factor m the popular success which the rival or their unfamiliar comedy has attained, in spite of the very great expensa or their organization of nearly fifty people, thero has been an unusually large profit on ev ery week of the tour, which began Sept. 1. % g ; With five opera companies on the road and two more in the process of organiza- j tion Henry W. Savage and his genersil , manager, George A. Kingsbury, are pretty, i busy men. Mr. Savage spends considera- ] ble time in going about the country look- ] Ing after his organizations in person. ; while Mr. Kingsbury is practically located in charge of the New York office. • * • Amelia Bingham makes her second New York appearance in ''A Modern Magaalen when she begins a week's engagement at the Grand opera house Dec. 3d. Christ mas and New Year's weeks will be spent in Boston, and Miss Bingham wilk nu doubt, then start rehearsals for her New:! York opening of "The Frisky Mrs. John son," at the Princess thuater.