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THE MORNINfl JOURNAL-COURIER, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1908.
News of the Local Theaters HYPERION. NEW HAVEN. "The Gay White Way" a Medley of Many Many Piece. If you want to know the plot of "The Gay White Way" draw a great ring around every play you've seen this season, from "The Doll's House" to "Twenty Days in the Shade," and then draw another circle, quite as big, around pretty nearly all the operas you've seen in all your life, from "The Mikado" to "Faust," and you'll know that of which "The Gay White Way" Is made the latest product from the ' pen of Sydney Rosenfeld and Ludwig Englander, which was disclosed at the . Hyperjon last night before a good eized audience that .liked everything. '.As for the music, it modulates, and all in One phrase,, from the Habenera of "Carmen" to "Bedelia," while the text begins with Ibsen and drifts on to the limit, Including Blue Jeans and the buzz-saw. Miss Blanche Ring, flanked on eith er side by Jefferson De Angelis and Alexander Carr these three head the . able, cast, and in the ranks is Maud It'mond, whose name ought to be printed in capital letters, too, for she is part of the life of the show, and a very large part at that. She can dance and sing, and do all the innu merable things that make such pieces as "The Gay White Way" "go," and the audience last night kept her at her stunts as long as she would be kept. Her taKe-orc or isazimova in the last act of the Doll's House was as good burlesque as anything Fay Templeton ever did, and she can sing a coon song with the unction of May Irwin. ' And De Angelis was funnier than ' in anything he has been in In years. Nobody knew what he was after, the plot . t?) seemed to be woven around him and his search for a pair of legs, those of his wife, and so it wasn't as .naughty as would appear on the face of it, but he was spontaneous and had his audience every minute. One or the biegest hits of the eVe ' nlng was Mr. Carr's take-off of Dave Warfleld in the auctioneer.' It was ) veil done even to the slow pathetic smile. The episode brought volleys of laughter and there was nothing of pa thos in it. Of course Blanche Ring wore lovely gowns, and of course she sang "Waltz me Around Again Willy," and of course the students, of whom many were present In the upper parts of the . TinfiDA atfnAnfitlli. ttamrr It with M oitrl luuao xi.ivliiiii,!) nuiifi .1 i.t.ii nil, milt of course all of the stars made speech es, made them in relays as it were. But Miss Ring really did more than sing. She does more In "The Gay White Way" than she ever did before In anything and her take-off of Mar garet Illlngton in a big scene from "The Thief" was an admirable bit of YmiMAMiiialncr nn4 If tthnn'ail that Ma lady ' is entitled to !be regarded some thing more than a mere vaudeville singer. Miss Laura Guerite as Anna Held looked and a.!ted the part well. All in all "Thn r.av White Wav" is' the most arrant nonsense ever, but it will malte you laugh and after all that is what It was meant for. Parts of it descend to the coarse hut this too, seems to be a quality that the musical c6medy of to-day can't quite steer away from. ! It will be repeated to-nifht. 'County Fair" With Neil Makes tirrat Hit. Rurgess An unusually large audience witness ed the performance list night and very person left the New Haven the ater convinced that, at lasl, a man has been discovered who understands wo men and ran truthfully interpret their every whim and fancy. Neil Burgess, as Miss Abigail Prue, a prim, prudish and practical old maid, was certainly fine. From first to last he had the audience laughing at his witticisms, Poor Miss Prue has the habit of saying the wrong word at the wrong time and, as a result, she on several occasions threw cold . water on Otis Tucker's whole efforts to propose to her. Otis has known Abigail Prue all his life time and has courted her as many as fourteen years. This courtship furnish es a good deal of fun and laughter for poor Otis is bashful and has a hard time getting up courage. Miss Abigail Prue owns a farm up in northern Ver mont. The farm has become mortgag ed and the mortgage is owned by. Solon Hammerhead, one of those typical church deacons, who are veritable misers and take great pleasure in driv ing a debtor to the wall. Solon, thinking that he has Abigail Prue in a tight fix, propdses to her and tells her that if she accepts him for a husband he will cancel the mort gage and all will be happy. Maid and all, as she is, Abigail remains true to her lover, Otis Tucker. This angers Solon Hammerhead and he, being tn village constable, takes particular pleasure in threatening to arrest as thieves two young people whom Abigail has adopted. One of these, a little girl, Taggs by name, sent away up to the country from New York city, wins the heart of the audience just as she won old Miss Abigail's heart, and, when later on at the instigation of Solon Hammerland the little girl is accused of theft, everybody feels that she is in nocent, and is relieved when Otis Tuc ker proves her innocence. The other young person is a youth of sixteen years who has just finished a term in prison and Is anxious to start out in life anew. He meets with noth ing but rebuffs on every side and fin ally lands up in Abigail Prue's farm. There he sera Taggs whom he knew in the city. She persuades Miss Prue to give him work and a chance to bury his past misfortune. Tim, the Tanner, as ho Is called, works hard and wins the kind Miss Prue's love. He turns out later on to be the brother of Sally Greenway, a girl on the farm, who has long been longing for her lost brother. It is Tim's idea which brings happiness to all In the play. He con ceives the idea of racing "Cold Molas ses," Abigail Prue's old horse, in the county race. After some scheming he gets the horse in trim unknown to Miss Prue, and wins the race at the fair. The first prize Is $3,000 and easily covers the mortgage. . The climax comes when Abigail is told this after the race, which she was at tending with tKls Tucker, and Is fur ther intensified by her acceptance of Otis as her mate for life. From be ginning to end the performance Is ex cellent. Special credit, of course, Is due to Nell Burgess, whose imperson ation was beyond criticism. Ably sec onded by Hartley McCullom as Otis Tucker, and Mr. Kelley as Solon Hammerland, the balance of the cast was perfect. Little Annie Blankey as Taggs va.i fine, and showed remark able ability. The pleasure of the whole was further increased by sev eral excellent selections by the Coun ty Fair quartet. For a true picture of country life and two hours of side- splititng laughter don t fail to see "The County P'air." Neil Burgess will be seen again to night at. the New Haven theater where he is filling a, week's engagement pre senting the typical picture of country life "The County Fair." Attention is called to the matinees to be given on Wednesdav. Friday and Saturday this week. These matinees are given es pecially for the women and children, and suburban patrons who cannot at tend the evening performances. The prices at the matinees: The entire house will be reserved at 25 cents and 50 cents. The prices at night will be the regular popular prices. Seats can be ordered. by mall or 'phone 605. It will be well to secure seats In ad S POLI'S. Those Soldier Hoys In Blue are Sure to Please You. I " of all makes 11P CORN SYRUP . . An everyday sweet for all people, 1 Wfpfffi In air-tight tins, 10c, 25c, 50c. I if. RA am mnm CORN PRODUCTS "Of Remington, Quality" is the highest claim thatcan be made for any; typewriter Remington Typewriter Company; Let the New Haven Grays look to their laurels, for "Our Boys in Blue" seventeen strong, have come to Poll's with a mighty good performance of the real thing in drill. Of course, Ola triory waves triumphantly over the scene, aniLthe waves dash up off shore while clouds fly r,ast and the moon slowly climbs the sky. This Is to say that the scenery Itself is worth men tioning In this, one of the star acts at l on s this week. Precision is one of the chief parts of the performance. Never one of the guns falls to the ground a second ahead or behind an other, and on double quick time tin sol aicr boys do some phenomenal drilling. A gatling gun booms. There Is sunrise and moonrlse, and blowing ut ans sinking of a warship. This act thrills the girls who like anything In army blue, and It Is easy to supposo that when Willie sees It he will come home and march up and down the kitchen with a truly martial air. Miss May Ward and her eight Dres den dolls make up another of the fea ture acts that Fcrve to make this week's bill at Poll's one of the best In some six weeks. Those lovely dolis arc so arranged as regards me boxes as to make those sitting in' the front seats the envy of all eyes. Their new songs combined with a medley of Old Mln strrlsy and Plantation dances Is t tempting enough statement. This com. blned with good looks and nil the ac companiments of feminine grace makes It imperative that everyone go to Poll's tnls week. Rare humor well dished up Is the work or Thomas J. Ryan and Mary Kiclitleld In their latest one-act com edy,, called "Mike Haggerty's Daugh ter, mis name suggests enough to snow the flavor of the piece. hat is called the sweetest singing quartet In vaudeville, the Big City quartet, certainly makes one big hit ineir encores are clever. .The Old Oaken Bucket skit Is carried out filled with hearty applause. There Is noth ing wrong with the singing, either. It win be enough to, show the quality of the bill to Just mention the other entertainers who are worthy of a par o n ..1. ll ' ''" m if hii ineir own. i nere are (ilibort and Katen, the Hebrew ter tamers, wnat more need be said? Paul Klelst Is a spectacular nnveltv whose music would snotno the savage neast or a gallery god. For a fellow who slugs coon songs In a style all his' own, It behooves (he curious to sit In the lovely plush chairs and gaze down towards the footlights where Tom Moore Is warbling arid expressing his vivid Individuality, and captivating personality. 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A trial treatment will be sent you at once bv mall, in plain, sealed wrapper, without a cent' of expense to you, if you send your name and ad dress to Pyramid Drug Co.. 140 Pyra mid Building, Marshall, Mich. After you receive the sample, you can get a regular size package of Pyramid Pile Cure at your druggist's for 60 rents, or if tie hasn't it, send us the money and we will send It to you. . ' afternoon and evening, during the re mainder of the week. Be sure and vote for play given by the Stock company which you would like to have repeated. Seats on sale for any performance during the entire week. Silt. KELSEY AS LIONEL. New Haven Singer Who Has Been Altogether Too Modest. George R. Kclsey, the tenor of the Morris Steinert Grand Opera company, Is a New Haven singer who has b?en all too modest of his talents, and his appearance as lined in "Martha," the - UEOHGE K. KELSEY, Wlitt Aours as Lionel In "Martha.' BIJOU. Miss Gertrude Slilpman Splendid In Double Hole In Nrnnjr Drama. Cast of Characters. Lord Walter Huntington Burt King KkH of Chandos .....Robert Iee Allen Clarence St. Clair Paul Anderson Frank Horton Charles Kennedy John Henry Wilklns ..George Clennett Mrs. Montrose .'FMIth Crollus Alice St. Clair Elizabeth Rathburn Florence Nightingale Fletcher ' May Ahbev Utile One Baby Marlon and Gertrude Shiftman as Qurnna Montrose Mile Rene. Synopsis. Act I. Cottage of Mrs. Montrose, on the Hudson. lAets II and III. Reception Room In the Legation at Paris. Six years later. Act. IV. Same as Art 1. The story of "Her Double Life" has already been outlined faithfully In the columns of th Journal-Courier and those who witnessed the first produc tions by the Bi,ou Stock company yes terday realire the truth of the state ment that It Is a strong drama full of heart interest and with Just enough comedy In the lines of one or two of the parts to ease the strain. Miss Gertrude Fhlpman In the double role of Quenna Montrose and Mile. Rene Fhowed wonderful versatility in- her acting and brought a strong personali ty to bear upon the difficult task of making each a very appealing charac ter. Her climax scene In the third act when she faints backward Into the arms of her secretary Mr. Charles Kennedy was an exceptional piece of acting. I There Is if particular attraction j about the very wee part taken by "Lit- 1 Maw Tar mmi E ijwImh 14 ck.itbk ntrTrr, Hew Hnca, Ct. S2 PEARL STREET, Hanford, Ik opera to be sitnj by t:ie company at the. Hyperion on March . 2 and 3, is a matter of much musical moment. It has been many many years since among New Haven. singers, there has been such a. tenor voice as. Mr. Kel Sey's. H Is a voice absolutely fitted for operatic work and were Its owner so Inclined he could reach a very high place Indeed on the operatic stage. It Is a voice big In range and mellow even In Its high notes. Then, too, lie has that Indescrlhable something which for want of a better expression we call a "sympathetic quality," and which In a tenor voice Is rare Indeed. Mr. Krlsey has studied much and has appeared with great success In several light op eras which have been given by local singers. That Max Dessauer, the mus ical conductor of the company, founded by Mr. Steinert, was fortunate enough to secure him for their premier pro duction ef grand opera was a great stroke of luck for he Is eminently fitted for the part In voice, bearing and per sonality. Mr. Kclsey Is a son of Mrs. Israel A. Kelsey of West Haven, and resides there with his mother. His murrlag. to Miss May Bradley, who sings the leading soprano role In "Martha," is to take place some time -this spring. Interest In the efforts of these am bitious young singers is keen, and the demand for tickets Increases steadily The box nfflre sale at the Hyperion wlil open on Friday, and until then seats may he obtained at the store of M Stcinert's Sons In Chapel street. The Success Sale Offers Won derful Bargains for Tuesday Read carefully each item and note the exceptional money sav- I To Secure These Bargains You Must Cut Out the Coupon and Present at the Counter Where Bargain is Advertised Present This Coupon at Counter Merry Widow Waltz and I Love You So for 1c The famoui Merry Widow Waltz and the lone I Love You So, each at-- - Present This Coupon at Counter 50c Boston String Bags at 29c each The newest idea in hand bags, in all 00? T the most desirable shades at Mf 7. Present This Coupon at Counter Children's $5 Winter Coats for 1.98 Choice of our best children's $5 f AO winter coats, about 50 in the lot ll y 0 Present This Coupon at Counter ! Ladies' 25c Lisle Thread Hosiery at 15c a pair Extra nualitv fine lisle thread leamleit 1 1 hosiery, velvet finish, worth 25c a pair--13 Present This Coupon at Counter $1.25 16-button Length Silb Gloves at 79c a pair 16-button length silk gloves, double Q tipped fingers, black, white and ta t Present This Coupon at Counter Ladies' 12'zc Fine Batiste Handkerchiefs for 4c These are regular 12c fine batiste hand-jl 1 kerchiefs, hemstitched, handworked initial-Tf Present Thia Coupon at Counter Our Regular 26c Coffee atWcalb Fine blended coffee, excellent drink- 1 Q . ;ng quality, worth 26c a lb., at JL O Present This Coupon at Counter Genuine Mennens Talcum Powder at He a box This is a wonderful bargain, the gen uine Men nen't talcum powder, a box 11 e I Present Thia Coupon at Counter White Ribbon Soap at 3 CaKes for 10c This famous laundry soap is never sold f Ai for less than 5c a cake, i HREE for 1 U Present This Coupon at Counter 19c Mercerized Daoasll NapHins for 9c each 20-inch fine mercerised damask napkini. A usually sold at 19c each, for- 4 thompsox-mii.es. so tip Que." and she knew her lines too Miss Edith Crnlius was the delightful mother and while lrr part was small she made much of It. To Miss May Abbey, Mr. Geore clennett and Mr. James lye Allen fell the task of easing up the tension now and then and they accomplished their purpose most suc cessfully.' Miss Etith Rathburn and Mr. Paul Anderson, as the scheming hrnther and sister did ample justice to their opportunities. Last, but by no j means least, Mr. Burt King, particu I larly in th second and third acts, play i ed the blind man to perfection. He ; was so natural as to be almost help less and make one want to lead him away. In the other tjo the first and fourth acts he gav . Miss Fhipman most excellent si'pport. Big houses will greet the players at each, performance, Wedding Solrmnlird at Home of Rev. Mr. Srovllle., Tlir; wedding of Miss Jennie Miles :o Mr. John Thompson was solemnised at the residence of the Rev. Charles 6. Scovllle of Trinity P. B. church at S o'clock Inst nlht Following the wed ding ceremony a -eception was hcli at the home of the bride. 337 Dlxwell v nue. The happy counie were the recip ients of man v useful and elegant pres ents. Miss Vlflhatisr was maid of honor, and Mr. William Mlls was best man. Following the reception Mr. and Mrs. Thompson left for a short wdding trip, which will be spent around Pttts flold. End the Berkshire Hills. Among those at the reception were th follow ing: May lowe. Eliiabeth Ferder. Mr. snd Mrs. S. H Williams. Mr. V. V.. Fisher and wife. EuRene W. pmlth and wife. nrac Schappe. Mr. and Mrs. Schoppe. Mr and Mrs. Fertman. Miss Ella Kllng. Mrs. Nellie TyW. Miss Lna Kellv, Miss Alice Maroony. Mrs. John Maroonv. Mr. John Maroony. Mrs. Kurman Romans. Mr. Furman Romans. Mr. Sarah C Brown. Mrs. Sarah Brown. Mrs. O. A. Richardson. Miss Mildred Richardson. Mr. and Mrs. John Tllimsn. Miss Para H. Miles, Miss tn Keller. Alice C. Maroony. Jnnie l Kiing. Mr. Klin and wife. Mrs ElVn flock. Mrs.- A. B. Hamilton. Mr. Wil liam Kline, Miss Frances Graves. Mr. TV S. Miles. W. E. Miles. James C Miles. Mr. Jan'ps Mnes. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Canir-. Anna Miles. Mrs. Banning. Mr. and Mrs. Brace. Mrs. May Schwab. Mr. Fred F Potter and wife. Mrs. K. F. Mallorv. F. VH'hsuer. Mr. sod Mrs. T. S. Waller. Mr. lit J. Mullen. Mr. C, V Kllng and' wife. Miss Hattle Cassidy. Mrs. Mullen, Mr. Arthur Mullen. Y, W. C. A. MUSICAL Splendid Program Arranged for the Entertainment . To-morrow. ' . LIST OF THE SELECTIONS Public Invited to Hear the, Concert by tiie Young 'Women Members. A musical recital l. to be held to morrow evening by the Young Wom en's Christian association at their house, Chapel and Brewery streets. The musical will start at 8:15 o'clock. Admission will be free and the public 1h cordially Invited to attend. The full program follows: "La Serenata" Schubert Vocal duet, Misses Williams 'and Ooode. . j . . . ; "Still Wle die Nacht" Bohm . . . . Vocal solo, Miss Brown "liegend" Paderewski ,, Piano solo Miss Marlon Clark... a. "Connalft-tu- le pays" "Mlgnon" Thomas b. "Stride, la Vampa" (Tmvatore) Verdi Vocal solo Miss Jetta Goode. "La Fileuse" '. . . .Raft Plnno solo Miss Clark. a. "To My First Love" lhr b. "You'd Retter Ask Me'...Lohr Vocal solos Miss Rrown. "On the Mwn-llt Stream". ... .Oeibel Vocal duet Miss Williams and Miss Onode. "Valse" E major ......... Moszkowskl Piano r olo Miss Clark. Selected. Vocal solo Miss Ooode. STKF',1. MIM.S WOI!,t AGAIX. Wheeling. W. Va., Feb. 24. The Belmont and the Bpnwood plants of the AVheellng Steel and Iron cdmpany, the Whlttaker mill and four mills of the Aetna Standard works of Martin's Ferry. - resumed work to-day. The resumption affects 2,00(1 men. . 4 READ THE COURIER' . : , , CRITICISM, ON PAGE 4 OF THIS PAPER, 0F Neil Burgess AND HIS BIG REVIVAL The County Fair AT THE New Haven Theatre ALL THIS WEEK. MATINEES ; WEDNESDAY, - FRIDAY, SATURDAY. MATINEE PRICES, 25 CENTS, 50 CENTS, NO rllGHER. ENTERTAINMENTS. ; ; HYPERION THEATER, MONDAY, TUESDAY, March 2 & 3. Marlaee Tneadar. The Morrlg Srelnert Opera. Co. will give Flotow'i Grand Operas .' p MARTHA In four acts, with ballet, with a fine cast, large chorus and orchestra of for-, ty musicians, under the conductonhlp of Max Dessauer. Popular Prices: $1.50, $1, 75c 50c. Tickets on sale at The M. Steinert & Sons Co.,' 777 Chapel street. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. After that date at Hyperion theater. TOOD PASSES THROrGH. Vice President Percy R. Todd of the Bangor and Aroostook railroad and former vice president of the Xew Ha ven road, was In this city Sunday. He went on to New York, where he Is to transact some- business for his road. Mr. Todd met several old railroad friends on the local road while here and stated that he Is to return to Ban gor within the week. IBf THE GABLER i! POLI'S NEW THEATER the inmate of 45,000 HOMES. mrs. !owf-.u visrriMi here. Mrs. Hanna M. Powell frem New York is visiting at the home of her son, Henry rowell, at S17 State street on a three weeks' visit What Does it Mean? t It moans that 45.000 homes hare had the Gabler Piano in use for periods varylne from one to forty-nine years that the great majority i of those owners are people of sound judgment and fine musical taste- T It means that local owners of GaWer Pianos send their friends and J neighbors to us because they are satisfied with their Instrument satlg- fled with our sqiiare dealing. How much better It Is to buy a Gabler j than to buy some other that you can know but little about! The I Gabler is a piano of excellence and durability. Come and see them. I The M. Sorinenberg Piano Co. J 801 Chapel Street. !$ THURSDAY. FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Feb. 27, 28, 29 Matlneei Saturday. Henry B. Harris Presentg The Greatest 8ueeeM la-America, "THE I.IOIV and the MOUSE." ' By Charles Klelt Author of "The Mu sic Master." ' . With the original comedy and pro duetlon. ' - Regular Box 8ale Tuesday, February 26. Mail orders will be filled at once. Prices: $1.60, (1, 76c 60c 25c. , HYPERION THEATER. MONDAY and TUESDAY. FEB. 2-55. Blanche Alex Jefferson RING CARR DE ANOBMS In the World's Moet Colossal Review, "The Gay White Way." Prices: 60c. 7Bc, $1, $1.60, $2. Seat sale Friday. Carflnges at 11. " Mall or ders now with remittance. . HYPERION. ONB NIGHT ONt,T. Wednesday, February 3. After Two Years Sensational Succesa In New York. Sam 8. ft Iee Shubert (Inc.) Present! the Greatest Actress of the Tim MADAME NAE1MOVA (Pronounced Na-iee-mo-va) In Owen Johnson's Play "THE COMET" Prices: 60c, 75c. $1. $1.50. $t. Seat sale Monday. Carriages at 10:45. Bijou Theater. SYLVESTER K. POLI, Proprietor. ENTIRE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24. Dljoo Theater Stork Company, HER DOUBLE LIFE." Poll's Popular Prlcea: l)c 20e, 80c Ladies at matinees with children re ceive special attention. Souvenir mat inee Friday. Dally matlneea. Seats reserved in advance. TeL SOIL ONE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4TH THREE FEATURE BILL, 17 Boys In Blue 17 Ryan and Richfield. May Ward and 8 Dolls . 6 OTHER BIG STAR ACTS I Poll Popular Price Prevail. TeL 192 for Seats. ii HORSE SHOW AT Troup A Armory, Orange St. February 28-27, 8 P. M. Tickets 50c, $1.00, $1.50. POLO TONIGHT tlNew Britain vs. New Haven. GAME CALLED AT 8i P. M. Qnlnnlplae Rink (185 Grand Arenac). Prices 25c, 35o and 50c. Tickets on Sale at LanbeCa, 80 Chapel Street.