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- - Frank '■■ Daniels, under the ! manage
, ment vof Charles B. : Dillingham, will :, be
I Been tonight at the ' Metropolitan opera
r bouse ;in the successful two-act musical
:; comedy, "The Office • Boy." The en
• gagement will be for four nights only.
■ There ■ will be no matinee. Fromv re
. ports ; that have reached here ;itj is safe
|to say that this is \ perhaps the best .ye-:
that has yet been provided for
liierVd\splay3[U)f ■ the : comic abilities of
:' c this star. Z;;X~i ~; -. . r vV-^'^v^Y/'
: li-J^The^&fflcet Boy" played at the Vic
:toria theater,; New * York, ; for .' several
mornthw during I the ; early' part ,v of } last
Ywinter, where fit was one of the few
'successes' of the year. '•-.; Later It was
_ .Been for ; extended ■ engagements '. in ; Bos
ton, Philadelphia and Chicago. :It be-
its- second season at i'St. Louis,
. where \? it was ;an . important I world's
>fair attraction, and has since made': an
extended visit to the Pacific coast.'The
libretto is by the. prolific writer, Harry
B. Smith* ; and .'the:* music Is •by that
'. tuneful composer, .' Ludwlg .•Engiander.
• The -»• scenery, - which :Is described ras
artistic and : natural, but not glittering
; or;*gaTish(/ lis • from the brushes of : those
' clever v artists, Emons and j Unitt - and
'Joseph Physioc. It represents in the
.first act, the offices of a firm.- of well
tpsnownji divorce lawyers - : in |New- York,
and in- the second act the grounds of a
country villa; in connection with which .
•is a private race course. /• i
- The &twj.'. of •'the-, play shows the
Witty Frank Daniels In "The Office Boy" at the Metropolitan Tonight
disastrous consequences that follow
f^fse pride and the assumption of dig
nity and position that do not belong to
one. Frank Daniels Is only a $4 a
week of3«e boy, but he falls In love
Tvith a rich young lady, and when she
erne her father call on his employers on
a matter of business, his pride prompts
Bifft to pretend to be a member of the
firm, with .the result that his deception
gets him into all sorts of comic dlffl-
Clilties and embarrassing entangle
ments. The mortifying part of his
■ menial position and paltry emol
ument is that he has a cous
in," a celebrated jockey, who is paid
$3 7,000 for riding, a race horse.
The comparison between this large
amount and his trivial salary drives
the office boy to despair. During the
progress of the play he is mistaken for
fcis cousin and given a grand reception
Ixy" a fife and drum band and by the
guests of his sweetheart's father. His
desire to appear in an attractive light
before the young lady causes him to
again suppress the knowledge of his
seal status of life and assume to be the
daredevil jockey, his cousin,
adventures follow, and. to
Jlis- horror, the make-believe jockey is
fnade to ride a wild and almost un
w^nageable .race horse. In the end he
Is obliged to confess that he is merely
fin" office boy, and his truthfulness Is
rewarded by the hand of his lady love.
"The character of the jockey was de
signed with an especial view to fitting
Mr. Daniels' peculiarities, and the part
is said to be provided with an abun-
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♦ *^c Metropolitan Thursday Night i^i?tf^9
Jn the Id odd of Drama I '%
dance of witty dialogue, smart repartee
and very amufting incidental action.
Other characters have been allotted to
Sal lie Fisher, who plays the office boy's
sweetheart; Clara Belle Jerome, who
represents a dashing' French actress,
and Violet Halls, who enacts the role
of a flery and jealous Cuban senorita.
The male cast is also said to have been
well taken care of.
Ralph Stuart's production of "By
Right of Sword" comes to the Grand
opera house for one week, beginning
this afternoon. A likeness without be
ing a resemblance indicative of imita
tion is sure to be noted between it
and Sardou's celebrated "Diplomacy."
The atmosphere of both pieces la the
same, and Russian manners, Russian
intrigue, Russian secret societies fur
nish the backbone of the piece. But in
the modern play we see the brisk and
easy manners of a well to do American
against the severe etiquette of Russian
military society.
The hero of "By Right of Sword"
goes to Russia boldly declaring his in- i
tentlon to look for. trouble. He finds It
on the very threshold. A likeness be
tween him and the brother of the hero
ine, Olga, is for stage purposes suffi
cient to permit him to assume the
character and challenge her person
ators. At the same time he is com
pelled to assume all the debts Olga's
brother owes to society, and among
his burdens Is a woman, the wife of
an Important St. Petersburg function
ary, between whom and the absent
brother tender relations have existed.
In a word, by becoming tor the nonce
a true Russian, this young American
brings into the most amusing contrast
the different points of view held by
the two nations—the United Slates and
Russia. This contrast makes perfectly
natural comedy scenes, while the next
moment they are apt to be thrilled by
the dangers into which he is led by bis
chivalrous ■ protection of Olga.
The play gives a better idea of the
volcano on which Russian officials live
and seem to thrive. The action reaches
a climax in an attempted assassination
of the czar, and in this scene the de
votion of fanatics to the idea of regi
cide Is portrayed In no revolting way.
How the hero saves the c«ar incident
ally to his attempted rescue of Olga.
how the villain turns the accusation
of treason -upon him, and how both
maid and wan-are finally saved and
brought into each other's arms, needs
more than a brief outline to tell, re
quiring in fact all the resources of the
playwright's art
"By Right of Sword" is said to be
deftly and compactly written, its action
Is never confused and the characters
stand out like life.
Al Reeves' company will be this
week's attraction at the Star, -opening
with a matinee today. A"»<M?g the
artists are Andy Lewis, song writer
and burlesque producer, in a skit with
a capable company of players; special
engagement of the burlesquer. Miss
Louise Auber; first appearance of the
vaudeville duo, Devine and Wolley,
two girls who are pretty and can sing
and dance; Thatcher and Williams;
Cherry and Bates; California's coon
shouter. Miss Leah Roy; the Newell
sisters; Dan Gallagher and banjo king,
Al Reeves, equipped with dew songs
-and funny sayings.
Miss Nellie Emerson, Miss Annette
1 Meek, Miss Mac Grenler, Miss Vergle
Melville, Miss Grace Kavalaw, Mij>s
Florence Flay, Miss Lizzie Stewart,
Miss Eva Mauestellow, Miss Daisy
Gallagher, Miss Maude de Lisle, Miss
Eva Armstrong, Miss Fay Devello,
Miss Jane Parker, Miss Ollie Corday
and Miss Margie Hilton complete the
The production comes with new
scenery, electrical effects and ward
robe, introducing two new barlettas,
"O'Shannesey's Troubles" and the
Broadway success "Wirl-I Fun." A
special ladies' matinee will be given
After an absence of two years that
picturesque admixture of music and
merriment, pretty girls and funny
men, dazzling lights and picturesque
scenery designated, as "The Wizard of
Oz" will make Its reappearance at the
Metropolitan the latter half of this
week, beginning Thursday night.
The Wizard returns with the prestige
of a long and prosperous New York
engagement, a distinction It did not
enjoy upon its first engagement In this
,city. It is to be assumed that like
most musical extravaganzas, it has
been subjected to alterations, addi
tions and Improvements, during its ca
reer in the metropolis and other large
Its spectacular merit? w*re note
worthy, however, from the start. The
most striking feature in that respect
is the opening scene which represent*
the passing of a terrific cyclone over
the prairies of Kansas. This whirl
wind catches up the dramatis personae
Melodrama in Which Ralph Stuart Plays Leading Role at the Grand
At the Metropolitan Thursday Night
engaged in bueoMc vocations In the
harvest fields and transplants them
12,600 miles away In the picturesque
dominions of the Land of O*. Then
there is the remarkable transforma
tion scene, showing the field of Mush
ing popples that are withered and
blighted by the snow storm. The skill
ful and Ingenious working of the light
effects produces an astonishing illu
The Tin Woodman and the Scare
crow, the Comical Lion and the sWt
tlsh Cow still furnish the fun, and Lit
fle Dorothy sines and dances in the
same coquettish fashion.
Magician Kellar, whose forthcoming
engagement at the Grand Thanksgiv
ing week, following the engagement of
Ralph Stuart, is announced, never
claims to do impossible things, but
when you see some of his- new illusions
you will be ready to believe almost
anything ytra hear about him. In one
of them he has, apparently, succeeded
In suspending the law of gravitation,
and causes whatever he touches to lose
Its weight and float about, or remain
stationary in the air, wherever he wills
it. He places a plank In the air hori
zontally, and it stays there. Then he
hypnotizes a young lady and places
her in a reclining position upon the
plank and both remain. The effect is
startling, for the audience has pre
viously been thoroughly convinced that
he has had to resort to no such amateur
subterfuges as wires, mirrors or the
like, to attain the result. In Oriental
magic and iliusionary work Kellar will
this season present a dozen marvelous
new illusions, each of which Is. appar
ently, more inexplicable than its prede
cessor. Yet he tells you plainly that
everything he does Is the result of
trickery pure and simple.
Wlth A! Reeves at the Star This Week
■ Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger announce
the ; production of Harry B. Smith > and
Gus Kerker*s ■ spectacular, musical com
edy. -The Billionaire." at the Metropol
itan: next l Sunday/ night, with • Thomas
Q. •Seabrooke at the head of the or
ganization. This will *be * the ; • first
presentation of "The •*- Billionaire" ■* in
this city.'", The book was written. by
Harry ;B. Smith and "the music la by .
Gustav Kerker. '.^v-,-; rz=>'^ -;r;v: -•_• ;
' i Among those * who « will support Mr
Seabrookel will •" be •- Diamond - Dormer. -
Intrepid!. ' Helen Dexter, Lois ?
Swell,. Vesta Helen Carpenter.
Ethel Intropidi. , Bessie Kinseila,
Pauline Harrice. Harry ' •Macdonough.
Tony Hart. Walter Perclval, A. Sey
mour ' Brown; iT t Frederic ~- Scott, John
Steppling. Charles Halton. James Grant
and i Abraham! Friedland.
" The f story ?. is " novel and -I introduces
' John ' Doe. ; the billionaire, who»ls -at
.times i greatly.' Inconvenienced . in 7, trying •
to ■ dispose -of his em»fmm»B > maotne.**
However. ~*t hist :he Vfinally • finds an
opportunity in the , person . of • Pansy
Good, a ; Beautiful Western girl, , who is
in Paris taking music lessons and whp
has .- Just «been j requested ;to i. leave: her.
hotel on . account of the non-payment:
of her bill, r The billionaire starts in by
buying the hotel for : her ; and In : the '
end '- takes; her and a i party. ■of • friends
to • New • York, *. buys a theater, writes a
play and makes her a star, and in this
way Is able to dispose of not a, few at
his greenbacks." " ;; 7 . ♦-;
::'There • will 'be a chorus •of sixty. - A
special ..feature- will be the -orchestra,
under : the* direction of A~ M." Lang
•taff. •'- - - :-.-. - . .-.
. LJebkr & Co. will present another
one of their. big successes at the Met
ropolitan opera house for an engage
ment of three J nights and , two ' mati
nees, beginning with a matinee.
Thanksgiving day. "The Eternal
City" was seen here last season and
much admired.
Exra Kendall, who Is now playing at
the Grand opera house, Chicago, will
appear at the Metropolitan opera
house, this city, during the last days
of November, presenting his latest ve
hicle. "Weather Beaten Benson."
Walker Whiteside, a great local fa
vorite, will play his annual engagement
at the Metropolitan opera house the
first thrfe days in December, present
ing his latest effort, "David Garrick's
The popular comedienne. Miss Eva
Tanguay. who will be well remember
ed for her appearance here In "The
Chaperons," is being starred this year
In a new musical comedy, entitled "The
Sambo- Oirl." which was named after
her successful song of the past three
seasons. She will appear at the Met
ropolitan for an engagement of four
nights, beginning Dec. 4.
Uebler A Co. will present at the
Metropolitan opera house during the
early part of December the big revival
of "The Two Orphans' with an all-star
cast. This production has tested the
capacity of the theaters everywhere
The delightful rural comedy that baa
already played two successful en-
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Frank Daniels
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.York and 1 Month I 1" M*™* O'Hootey"
■ Each in Boston, - :| « A Maiden', HearV' P- '
* I*PhTf«*e4pW»y^ii rK^.: | "After Office Hours" ; ' * \
■ nut ■■lii«^"' 9"9'*''r' u-'''tt"'^-/ Prices—2sc, 50c. 75c. $1.00, $1.50. I
Q NIGHTS, Starting THURSDAY, NOV. 4 -7
Hamlin and Mitchell submit for your pleasure ; that masterpiece
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Sumptuous and portentous. Large company—mostly girls—ex
-,->- ...■.^^..^.l :'..;-^ travagantly costumed. ..V.O-
:. On account of length of performance curtain Vises evenings at
' : ■-■'" •■"' "' ' ." 8:00,' matinee at 2:00. -^ ; "'■ \ .
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'-- ;\*: * Prices—Nights. 25c t0i1.5». Matinee, 25c to $1.00.
Seat Sale Begins Tomorrow 9 a. m.
4 SS&Nidb Sunday, November 2O || wft'SEfay
KLAW & ERLANGER w«i Pr «,ont
Thomas Q. Seabrooke ToT
In HARRY. B. SMITH and GUS KERKER'S Musical Novelty
-November. 24th—"The Eternal City." \-f
G*B^ m Matinee Today
JSrXjt'm.l^L.UP AT 2:30
I r<'^ „.:•■•■ -■ ; ■•-■■. MR. ~~ .■■:-. -:/a
Ralph Stuart
B .'-^ •*•»•>"■ — In the Season's Biggest Success -;^
g A Romantic Comedy-Drama by Mrs. Chas. Doremus Leonidas
B . - Westervelt in Collaboration With A. W. Marchmont
I Presented Here Just as in New York City* PRODUCTION
B Thanksgiving Week Special Matinee Thanksgiving Oay — The I
B Mystic Marvel of Modern; Magio
gagements in this city, "York State
Folks." is booked for a half week en
gagement a t the Metropolitan about
the middle of December.
The popular actor Mr. Tim Murphy
will play an engagement of three
nights and a matinee at the Metropoli
tan opera house, beginning Dec. 15,
and will appear In two new plays.
In "The Waifs' Paradise," booked for
an early engagement at the Graivd,
there is novelty of plot and the cli
maxes are said to be well worked out,
several of- the scenes being of a thrill
ing: character.
Selma Herman will soon appear at
the Grand in an emotional drama enti
tled, "Wedded but No Wife," which
1b said to give her ample opportunities.
James J. Corbett is coming to the
Grand soon with a production of the
comedy drama "Pals."
"The Curse of Drink." a melodrama,
is among the Grand bookings. A # big
production and a good company* are
"When the Moon Shines." "Broadway
in Dahomey," "A Rich Coon's Babe"
and "Me Am de Minstrel Man" are a
few of the very catchy songs sung by
Messrs. Williams and Walker in their
musical vehicle "In Dahomey" that is
coming to the Grant! this season.
May Irwin, who will be acting for us
as a star next week, had her training
in Daly's company, where in the early
days she was one of the liveliest and
most comical chambermaids. Even
then she was stout, but mere physical
difficulties did not count with the
strong willed manager. "Once," tells
Mrs. Gilbert, "I remember. Miss Irwin
in the character of an eavesdropping
jnaSd, had to lean against the cox-ridor
fide cf a door and then fall headlong
into :>te room when the door was sud
denly opened. She did it half heartily,
for it Is very difficult to make a spirit
ed tumble Just at rehearsal and the
'gcvernor' was on his feet In a mo
ment, showing her how it should be
dose. "It must be like that.' he said.
?!lZ Al Reeves' LADIES'
in ccvc^ MATINEE
on v •"f" Reserved
Z SHOW 10c
AC Central j Presbyterian Church,
Tuesday Evening, Nov. 15. "■■ .
Sine!* Admlsst-.n'-Tickets 50c:' Reserved Seats 75c. .
';.■*. . Tickets on sa'eat Dy»r & Bra. :.:' •
Under auspices of Eleanor Miller School of Oratory. ".
picking himself up and dusting him-.
self off. She- looked him up and down -
—he was; tall and slender, you know—
and answered saucily. 'I ;never"could
reach so:far;: I haven't the length, you
know.' 'Then : you must do it breadth
wise.' he. retorted, and > she had? the '
good sense and the .good fun : to ac
knowledge: • that: the ;. joke .-■ was turned •
on her, for even » then -she. was very
stout."- : % -.-.• ---"-■'.'■-.. <■-..■' :•■;.-'• ■-■:.: :. ■ .U
;• Richard - % Golden, with Nat Goodwin,
takes exception r to: an actor being call- 1 •
ed ; a veteran "because he has ~
been' thirty, or forty years on : the sta^e.'-:
*_."!/ don't v blame Goodwin .*: for ; taking^
exception .to - the ; remarks •■ of the Chi-.
cago scribe -who, upon the "occasion."of-~
Nat's v forty-seventh birthday, called;:
him a 'veteran,'" declares, Golden. "la•
the' actor's calling • one ~ never ; becomes •
a v veteran: the .^ real " elixir -of life la }
found iin i the i excitement of. first ; nights,. •
: new fields, ". travel and ; meeting the in-c:
terestng ■ people :of the iworld: I would I-''
t feel ashamed; of ; any slxty-flve-year-old 4'
: actor who 'could-not faithfully imper-

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