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THE MORNING JOURNAL-COUEIEE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1907.
-t 7 J.K-.HH' AT THE LOCAL-THEATERS : Tailor Shop3, no Fifth Aveoue t 1 i' i ; f i !! I- ! i I' HYPERION. Mrs, Flske Christines Matinee and -NiStit In "Rosnicrsholin." The sale of Feats for Mrs. Flske'8 en gagement at the Hyperion Christmas matinee and night opened yesterday. The occasion possesses especial import ance, as the two performances will hi Mrs. Fiske's first appearances in lb pen's 'Rosmersholm," the great drama upon sh? has been at work for several ; years. Associated with her will be the ' Manhattan company, for which some special engagements have been made In order that each of the exacting roles in(thls rjmarkable play should be in terpreted by an actor fitted for it by temperament and ability. Thr.e years "So, when Sirs. FLske produced "Ted da Gaoler," the cast was said to be a practically flawless one, and that for th i present pi ly is expected to surpass it. Its members will be Bruce McRae, George Arliss, Fuller Hellish, Robert Erunlng and Florence Montgomery. What It Looked Like. One of the members of Lillian Rus sell's company last year, a native Phil adelphiin, was intensely loyal to his home town. Miss Russell's tour ex tended from the lakes to the gulf and from the Atlantic to the Pacific coas-ts. When the train was crossing the Great Divide, a stop was made to per mit the passengers to enjoy the view. At their feet was a stream that divid t RELIABLE E FITTING t "Special Reductions" on Rugs an small lots o ;v Upholstery Fabrics. t 20 Per Cent. Discount on Oriental Eus ? N Best assortment of gift .M A 61'ffAfl im Vi r ,.4.-. Discount applies on all except the small mat sizes, which are net. Domestic Rugs f Arlington .;,7Vl;-Bagdad! .'v.v Saxony . Mcke Choice Gifts. f Big Line of Folding Screens, $ Tabourettes, India Seats. 9x12 $30.00 Smyrna Rugs, Balance of This Year, for $22.50. 1 Vieiei Shade Go. i OUR ! I f . 1 HOM t ;! 75-81 ORANGE STREET I M Open Saturday Evenings. -!' 1 Jhe great hit at Poll's made (his waefc by the "PIAN0PH1EKDS" is in no spall part due to the sweetness and power of the fine JEWETT PIMS played together on ths stage. A placard at the right of the stage reads wiil lis sold cixt wesk al bargain prices at STEINERT'S 777 Chapel St. zLLi'nlli.Jt IS 18 ", V'A, 51 r-j a ed, tho waters of one branch flowing toward the Pacific ocean and that of the other to the gulf. As far as the eye could see s-trotched the ranges of the backbone of the American Conti nent. Snow laded peaks towered above gloomy forests of pine. The sun shene with th: brilliancy of a diamond, pur ple showers law in the valley. No one in the part spoke for several minutes. The man from Philadelphia broke the silence. "Glorious," he gashed, "it looks just like a view of Fairmount Park from Lemon Hill." Miss Russell will appear at the Hy perion on Thursday, December 25 in a new comedy "Wildfire." NEW HAVEN. , "Happy Hoolifran-' Along AVitli Uhikey Dee Scores Another Great Hit. Happy Hooligan attended by a com pany of rollicking girls and his usual hard luck showed up at the New Ha ven theater last night before a good fized audience. He made a hit from the start and had the sympathy of all the ladies through his hair-breadth es capes and other adventures. It tvas our old friend "Hlnky Dee" which was the catch that caught, how ever. Hlnky was there with all the old verses and many new ones. Donald MaeGregor, a part taken by Joe J. Sul livan, sang the song and his poetic shape accompanied by a tenor squawk completed the delightful attraction. The automobile girls, were dear, the Japanese maidens dearer, but the drummer flrls were dearest- of ail. The way they hammered the drums was a caution and brought tears from the orchestra sitting just below. The costumes of the company are artistic and ihe music good. F. H. Graham in tl:e part of the Widow Johnson has one of the best songs. "Trading Smiles," which last night was given many times. Large audi ences should attend the performances to-day and tomorrow, afternoon and evening. "The Cat ancll tl:c Fiddle." "The Cat and the Fiddle," a dramati zation' of the fTiry tales of our child hood, set to music, will be presented at the New Haven theater Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this week and at the matinee Saturday. Very few people know that all or nearly all of the Mother Goose rhymes, Including the celebrated and familiar legend of "The Cat and the Fiddle," were not originally written to amuse the little ones and woo the sand man. They wire first published as entries and lampoons on royalty, nobility and the foremost men and women of England. "High diddle-diddle, the Cat's in the Fiddle" was a thrust at the gaiety, of Queen Elizabeth's , court. It was one round of dancing and feasting and nterry-maklng, generally at the ex pense of the courtiers, who were sa telites of -the "Virgin Queen,' and a number of there noble gallants ruined themselves with their extravagance to please their sovereign. Even In those days many of the people looked as kance at all this needless and foolish extravagance and revel, and some looked upon dancing as the Invention pf the devil the cat being then con sidered the especial creature of witch craft and evil, and hence as belonging directly to the devil. '"The Cow Jump ed Over the Moon" was intended as a direct thrust at Queen Elizabeth her self and her vaulting ambition and vanity. These quaint bits of history in connection with our, old childhood rhymes are interesting reading and it will seem a surprise to many of our readers that before r -toons were ever dreamed of these n'mes filled their places. But there is no political iig nlficance in tne coming production of "The Cat and the Fiddle." POLI'S. Bill for Christmas Week Is Far Above the Average in livery Number. "How is Pell's this week?" asks the Inquisitive theatergoer. "What did you say?" returns the one who has been. "I asked you if the bill at Foil's this week is a good one." And the reply is, "Yea, verily." It is fortunate, In deed, to have an excellent program in vaudeville for Christmas week. To begin with, the English musical ssketch artists set a standard that bids well for the. rest of the performance. Along come . Marron and Heins who have a clever two men minstrelsy skit. They give many an occasion for bois terous or jovial laughter. Most artistic of all, and well handled, too, is the one act play, entitled "The Counsel for tne Defense," It length palls on some in the audience, but the action and acting are far above that usually offered here. As Counsellor fis a Holiday Gonsession these - i -k wit The Whirlwind Finish. Finds us amply prepared to serve you fully and well. In every line splendid assortments of desirable and handsome holiday gifts that combine good taste and good judgment are at your service. Bath Robes, Neckwear, Gloves, ! Jewelry, Etc. C54 Chapel St. MEN'S IPPAKEL Furnishings Clothing Hat Shots Brooks, Mr. Bobyns presents an excel lent character study. In "the act dainty" Elsie Faye Is applauded to her great satisfaction, and in response she condescends to smile and kick once more, while her two clog dancers do some clever tap ping. This act serves to properly in troduce the featured "Pianophiends" who gaily dash about In pairs, sing sweetly and play pianos with great abandon. There is no fall of interest during the act a pretty gai! here and ; a handsome chap there serving to keep alive the admiring wonder of an en thralled audience. For pure foolish fun of a harmless, agreeable sort, Murphy, Nichols and two, run off a laughable numher ap pearing as actors of the rail-walking typcT in the Uncle Tom show. When La Maze Brothers as acrobats remind the audience that it la time to go home, the assemblage puts on coat and lint with the perfectly satisfied feeling of having spent a couple of hours watch ing something really good. EIJOU. "Blue Jeans" Has Successful Revival Splendid Comedy Drama. CAST' OF CHARACTERS. Perry Bascom ... .Mr. r.cgan Hughston Col.' Henry Clay Risencr, of Rising Sun Mr. George C( Pearce Ben Boone Mr. Lee Baker Jacob Tutewiler..Mr. Robert C. Turner Jim Tutevviier , Mr. Gordon Mende'ssohn Isaac Hanklns..Mr. Fraunie Fraunhotz Shrift Mr. Lynn Overman eth ..Mr. Overman Saminatha Hanklns.Miss Eftle Darling Cindy Tutewller .;...........,...,,.... . . Miss Cora Wltherspoon Nell Tutewller.. ..Miss Angela McCrtull Beellna Kicker ......... .. Miss McCaull Sue Eudaly Miss Margaret Nevlllw June Miss Jane Wheatley . Village Boys and Girls, the Town Bind, etc. SYNOPSU'. Act I. Tutewller'6 Farm, Rising Sun, Indiana Noon, month of June. Act II Perry Baseom's Farm two yearn later. . ' ' , J Act III Dining Room nt Perry Bas eom's three months later. Act IV Interior of Baseom's Mill. Act V Sitting Room at Tutawller's Home Christmas. The runl comedy-drama. Blue Jeans, had a successful revival at the Bijou theater last night, and In the' hands of the able stock company was given ev ery bit of heart stirring reality that could be drawn from its many human kllnes and scenes. Funny in the ex- trenip was the third act, where the friends from the country dine with' the newly wedded couple, and exciting to Intensity the mill scene where the body of the young husband is put on the carriage rind is almost lb the teeth of the great disc, when he is saved bv the woman who loves him. There is a happy ending which takes place on Christmas eve and all are reunited. The regular company Is assisted by several new actors for this production and it Is one of the most elaborate per formances ever set at the Bijou. This aternoon Santa Claus will be i resent, and will have his pack of gifts with him from which he will give etch child at the matinee some remembrance of the Christmas season. Every child who wishes, may shake hands with brand - new Shirts, Suspenders, Umbrellas, Hosiery, Etc. Y. STOKES 183 Broadway 39-41 Cortiandt Street Santa too, and wish him a Happy New Yea.'. Seats for the entire -week for sale at the box office. PIANO RECITAL. Successful Affair by Mrs. Idella Nichols Gardner's Pupils. A piano recital was given last even ing at West Haven by the pupils of on ch h , t ... tions played were compositions of Bee thoven, Mrs. Gardner contributing the sonata pathetfque. Miss Marguerite Graham read an essay on Beethoven and a general discussion followed. A Beethoven recital was arranged in view of the fact that the birthday of the s-CSt musician has just passed. He was oorn Dec. 17, 1770. After the re cital refreshments were served and a social time spent. WALLINGFORD. (Spi'clnl Joiirnnl-Courlrr yrvru Sersloe.) Wallingford, Dec. 23. At the last meeting the Simpson Hall, Miller & Co.'s Sick and Funeral Aid society elected the following officers: Presi dent, Andrew Miner; vice president, William J. Peers; secretary and col lector, Howard James; treasurer, W. H. Dunn; auditors, W. H. Smith, J. J. Norton, F. C. Wilson; trustees, H. Furniss, C. II. Tllbits and E. Galli ftan. , Depot Improenieiil9. This afternoon work was starred on the Installation of new steam heating plant for the local railroad depot. This station has always been heated by .a hot air furnace, . and the nev system will.be.. a decided improvement. The bkggage and ex press rooms which are separated from the main waiting room have been heated by stoves and steam heat is gartefully received by the employes using these rooms. It Is expected that the plant will be iri working order about February 1. Ten radiators will be Installed. . Police Cases. Thomas and John Conroy and James Barry, who were arrested Saturday night by Officer; Hurley for loitering around the depot were up before Judge Phelps in the police court this morning at 9 o'clock. AH pleaded not guilty. Attorney Downes was their counsel. Officers Hurley and O'Reil ly, ' M. J. Leary and Charles Strong were witnesses for the state. John Conroy testified for the defense. Judge Phelps discharged the three, and dis allowed witnesses' and officers' fees. Polo Meeting. The managers of the Connecticut roller polo league held a meeting at the Hotel Breslln yesterday and a new league was formed with teams In Wallingford. Merlden, Bristol and An sonla. The schedule for this week is as follows; Christmas afternoon, An sonia at Merlden; Wallingford at Bris tol, evening, Bristol at Wallingford; Friday night, Meriden at Wallingford,1 Saturday night, Wallingford at Merl den, Ansonin at Bristol. The playing nights for the several teams as ai ranged will be; Meriden, Wednesday and Saturday; Walling ford, Monday and Friday; Bristol, Tuesday and Saturday; Ansonla, Tues day and Friday. Dr. A. F. Oilyard of New Haven has opened an office with George l eers on Wallace avenue. Quite a. large number from here at tended the opening of the new Poll theater at Meriden t,hls evening. Henry W. Davis of this place is a member ot the orchestra. The public library, day Christmas. will be closed all The young men of the T. A. B. de feated the old. men at basketball Sat urday by a score of 24 to 2. The thunder storm this afternoon set the bid weather prophets of Wal-' lingford to thinking. The II. L. Judd works will close to morrow night' until Monday, January 6, 1907. . Michael Bona, local agent of the Metropolitan Life Insurance company, has been transferred to Bridgeport. There was a large attendance at the distribution of turkeys and chickens by the Royal Arcanum bowling club at the Eintracht hall this evening. I Great preparations are being mala for the sunlight hop which will be I given by McWeeney and Kane at I Leighton's hall New Year's afternoon j commencing at 2 o'clock. A full or j'chestra has been engaged and the af- ' ! FOR XMAS DA if -wpii i j i - fm1 - y Our stocks this Christmas. In all kinds of meats and poultry also choice Minnesota venison, you have assurance of quality- glad to have you come and select, but it is not necessary. Tell us just what you want, and you get it. The same conditions attach to all kinds of vegetables ap propriate for the Christmas table, and quite a variety of fruits. If at the last moment you find yourself shy on anything overlooked, telephone before 10 a. m. Wednesday and we will try and deliver before noon just to accommodate.' i .. .. : ... . i V j ' -. II:-. - ; 5 It ' Telephone 1046. fair promises to be one of the social events of the season. Mrs. Samuel Hul'bard Is visiting rel atives at Wallingford; Vt. " ' .'. . Miss Grace Harwood left to-day to; a visit to Ghlcopee, Mass. ' There wjd be an election of officers to-morrow evening at the meeting of Owenoco tribe, No. 4 4, I. O. R. M in the Masonic hall. ' Miss Dorothy Mix will give a straw ride to a number of her young friends this week Thursday evening. . A number of the young people of the borough are planning a dance to be given In the Odd Fellows' hall New Year's eve. 1 . , A new series was. started In the state roller polo league last evening in ac cordance with the change in the league, resulting from the dropping of South Norwaik and New Haven, and practically the old New Haven tejjm under the name of Anso'nla met, defeat T . . . . .. V' 7S if . SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. No matter what you want in the fur line goods from stock, goods made to order, fur repairs or alterations we guarantee satisfaction. That means quality, workmanship ancf price. j Guns and Ammunition. Full f Complete Line of Talking Machines Victor and Edison. October A List of Records Now Ready. All the leading makes cf Guns and Rifles. Including the Winchester, Marlln, Remington, Parker, Lefever, Baker, Ithaca, SteTens and other X well-known makes. !J E. BASSETT, T,,E sVh.. "KOAL" THE GREAT rf'TTrrrrlS HEAT tefi, ' ffl PRODUOER. m y ' : - ? TV always select are PARTICULARLY so for at the hands of the local team by a score of 6 to 2. The score: Wallingford -Ansonia; Walsh . .H. Warner First. Rush. Barry ,,.R. Warnei Second Rush. Daniels . . . . . .'. .'.H. Meserole , Center. Del Rofso D. Meserolo , , Halfback. Clahan Dupree Goal. . . Score WiUlirigfoid.. 6; Ansoni.i, 2; rushes, Wallingford 6, Ansonla 5. Ref eree. Sheehey. Tinier, Lockert; stops, Clahan 16, Dupree 24. 200 STRIKERS KILLED. Chilian Government urns Machine Guns on Laborers to Break Strike. Washington, Dec. 23. Two hundred striking laborers have ben killed at Iquloue, Chili, according to a dispatch received at the state department from the American representative of this government. They were part of a body of 10,000 laborers who had en tered the city from the interior, and who refused to return to their work In the nitrate industry. The government declared a state of siege and finally the laborers were fired on with machine guns. . . ... ukicsi E.siaDiisnca r urricr hi iev jnaven. JOHN WOLF, FURRIER. , 739 CHAPEL STREET Over Hul.'s Drug Store. Bassett's Gun Store. line ot Hunters' Coals and Boots. ' W. F. GILBERT & CO. 65 CHURCH, GPP. P. 0. ' s .1. Son 7-9 CHURCH Sr. ASYLUM CRUEITY DEFIED. Employes Say the Kindness Shown by . Them Verges on the MiL ; New York, JJec. 23. Testimony that there has , been no , mistreatment of patients at the Manhattan state hospi tal for the insane, was offered to-day before the state board of lunacy, now investigating conditions at the Ward's Island institution. Alt -previous hear ings several witnesses had testified re garding alleged brutal treatment of patients in the Institution. -J Three attendants and a physician were on the stand yesterday. One at tendant in particular emphatically de nied the stories of misconduct. He said he never heard of a patient beinj aousea. Nor had he taken any part in hangings or struck a patient. . ENTERTAINMENTS. HYPERION THEATER C hristina Matinee mid Nlgut. . MRS. PISKE, Presenting .Henrik Ibsen's Drama, "ROSMERSHOLM." Seat sale Monday. Prices Gnn tn it Carriages at 10:60. . . . . TUESDAY, DECEMBER 38. . Mr. Joseph Brooks Presents , . LILLIAN RUSSELL' "' IN :,! " ' "WILDFIR E." :' ' ! ' A New Rwcinff Comertv hv . , Genrgre Broadburitt nnd George V. Ho bort. Prices: J1.50. J1, 7Bc 50c., and 2Se. Seat sale Tuesday. Carriages at 10:45. G. B. RTIMNFT.I.r. Mnnno-o MONDAY, TUESDAY. VVEDNESD AT December 23, 24, 25. Holiday Matliiee Cbrlntmns nay; The Bltt New York Kiir-, "Happy HoUIKnn'(. Trip Around 1M World." I5,Xunnlest Sh0v n Earth. .. REGtLAR POPULAR PRICES. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAT. December 26, 27, 28. Matinee Snturdav. , The Great Production, ' ' "The Cat and the Fiddle." ' ' Two Cars Scenery. 6S PBOPLE 65 . REGULAR POPULAR PRICES. POLI'S NEW THEATER ENTIRE WEEK OF DECEMBER 23. Jesse L. Lasky Presents THE PIANOPHIEXDS. (The Swagger Musical Noveltv ) Matinees 2:15 . Evenings 8:15. 7 Other Big Attractions 7 Extra Added Attraction, "From Znsu to Vnolc Tom." POLI'S POPULAR PRICES. Bijou Theater. SYLVESTER Z. POLI, Proprietor. WEEK OF DECEMBER 23. Bijou Theater Stock Company "BLl'E JEANS." Poll's Popular Prices: 10c. 20c. 3fte. Special matinee Xmas Dav. Holiday prices. ' Special Children's Santa Clau matinee Tuesday. Seats reserved in advance. Tel. 5012. TO NIGHT Hartford vs. New Haven. GAME CALLED AT 8:30 P. M. Quinnipiac Rink (ISJj Grand Avenue), Prices 25c, 30c and 50c. 1 ! 1