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The Baldwin Theater auditorium had a
. double attraction for our citizens during ia^t
weei;. Tnedramaol political life was enacted
during the day by the Democratic convention
and hi Hi evening Charles Frobman's Empire
Mock Company gave in a mimic way phases In
sociology uudei tiie name of "Gudgeons."
There was about as much sincerity In one
drama as in the other. Simulation was the
chief characteristic or both.
Frolimau's actors enter upon the last week of
their engagement to-morrow with a three-act
comedy by Jerome K. Jerome and Eben Phil
pots, called -'The Councilor's Wife." This will
occupy Monday. Tuesday ana Wednesday
evenings ;tnd Saturday matinee. The rest of
the week will be filled with Sydney Grunuy's
"Sowing the Wind." already played by this
. company and already enjoying public favor to
the highest decree.
. The story of "The Councilor's Wife" deals
with the love of a hair-dozen young people and
the overshadowing villainy of a JYeKsiillliau
member of the London county Council, who
lias cheated his two wards out of their property
and brought '.hem to poverty. Cupid capers
throuirn the scenes iv a deliciouslv capricious
way, ami comes out of the ecstatic eutangle
"men ts with a sweet smile and a brilli.'iit vlc
tiuy. A buoyant creature of circumstances, ru
ex-Bkirping-io|>a dancer, helps Cupid in his
happy task, and there is a cheerful, kind
' heal led old bachelor who .sacrifices his own
tender feelings at aOl itical point to assist in
the development of the general Joyousness that
■ Ciowus the play.
As will be observed by the cast appended,
May Robson la not a "Siavy" in this comedy.
For three years she has been constantly identi
fied with "such parts, bur in the Jerome play
she will appear as a comely landlady of the
.English type— such a one. for example, as Mrs.
Lupin, the hostess of the Blue Dragon luu. de
scribed in "Martin Chuzzlewit." Dickens says
the hostess was just what- a landlady should
be— broad, buxom, comfortable and good-look
• Ing, wii a face of clear red and white, which,
by its jovial aspect, at once bore testimony to
her hearty participation in the good things of
the larder and cellar, and to their thriving aud
healthful Influences. * • • "She had a
blight black eye and jet black hair, was:
comely, dimpled, plump and as tight as a i
gooseberry." it will not cause .May Kobsou
much trouble iv the make-up to realize tills |
Ted Horton, »youne medical student in un
fortunate financial circumstances
JacK Medbury, a gooa-lcolcing, cureless young
artist ran Mills
■ Theodore Travers. a literary man. .Robert Erteiou
Ben Dlxon, a member of the County Council..
W. H. lliorupson
Adam Cherry, an elderly gentleman of senti
iiieut W. 11. Crompton
Potam Arthur Boy lan
•John, a servant Jo mi F. VV rut man
Nell; Horton, Ten's sister Mary Hampton
Mrs. Ben Dixon, 6 creature of circumstance!.. ,
, Viola Allen |
. Primrose Dean, a girl or 18, wiio loves Tea <
Isabel Irving i
Mrs. Wheedles May Robsou j J
Royle's " Friends." , 2
The dialogue of this play, which will be the ,
evening attraction at the California September |
10, is bright and sparkling. One is reminded i
of Dion Isoucic;iult iv his best vein and the 1
happiest days of his dramatic authorship. It (
was written by Edward Milton Royle, and may !
be called the first fruits of much positive talent
yet lying latent within him. An Eastern ex
change indorses "Friends" as th« work of a
young man, and says ie may be considered us a
very desirable anil worthy addition to the
dramatic literature of the American stage.
The play is a good one to catch public favor. '
It is worth a visit for refreshing comedy mixed :
with socl ty drama. "Friends" has won a vie- i '
i 'it in theatricals that is complete and over- '
whelming. Wherever it lias been played it has '
been a success. The story is not an uncommon l
one, bu: if ever it loses iv originality it gains
in the new way of handling.
Note.— Manager Friedlander of this theater
received word yesterday that all the parapher
nalia brought to America by La Cbevreusse,
the famous director of "Living Pictures." had
been shipped to him for use In exhibiting the
celebrated French, German, Italian and Ameri
can paintings and statues which have created
puch a sensation throughout the Eastern cities.
The i.rsi series will doubtless be ready and seen
following the performance of "Friends" every
evening and at the Saturday matiuee.
" The Great Metropolis."
Mr. Lawrence Hanley and Miss Edith Lam
mert having concluded an advantageous en
gagement at Morosco's rand Opera-house, the
stage Las been cleared for the production of the
grand American spectacular melodrama, in live
acts, called "The Great Metropolis," con
structed mainly by that intelligent and indus
trious playwright and manager, Mr. Ben Teal.
This gorgeous piece of spectacular ingenuity
bad its premier at the Alcazar several years
ago, when George Osbourne controlled
Jis fortunes. Tlie Sandy Hook life-saving
station scene in the present production Is prom
ised to be one of the most remarkable ever
seen on a local stage. Colonel Tom Andrews,
a very competent machinist, will show the
audience a model ship going to wreck in a
moiiu scene, which will occupy the whole of
the vast stage, in order. to achieve the proper
realistic effect. Such a tempest as lloiner de
scribes in the ritteeuth book of the Iliad will
be shown to spectators in the auditorium.
Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends
And sweli'd with tempests on the ship descends;
White are the 'leeks with foam; the winds aloud
Bowl o'er tee niasls and slog tlirougli every '
Pale, trembling, tired, the sailors freeze with
, And Instant death on every wave appears.
A melodrama like M The Gieat Metropolis" Is
just suited to a:h ater such as Morosco'E Grand.
It is a piece full o( much movement, and on the j
stage of the Opera-house there is plenty of '
room in which to turn.
.lark Holt Theodore Roberts
Walter Moworay t.. j. Hotaen
Will Webster, of the Sandy Hook Lire-saving
Station carl .Smith
Benjamin iiert, real estate agent and notary
public Charles W. Swain
' Harry Vanslttart. a gentleman of leisure. ..Leslie
Tbe l>oolr, a waif and astray Helen Henry I
Captain Carr, lighthouse-keeper •;..">
J. Harry Henri mo I
Da . the Indian scalper William Dale
Air. Holt. .lack's fattier .tame? Carden
Patrick Kelly, the rescued st-mnau..W. L. Uleason
Matthew Quinn, keeper of sailors' boarding
. house H. IS. Daubeslt
f>ed fattersi.u, a life-saver »l Felt
James wens, a servant. James Williams
Andrew Anderson, elevated station agent
Melt carr, of the lleutnouse Mlna '.icason
Mrs. Carr, mother of Nell s-ara Stevens
Gertrude Savermak, the betrayed one
Lucille La Verne
. Clara Maitiai.fi, Mr. Holt's ward.. ...Jessie Wyau
tine. Gertrude's Franco maid Ynez Deau
- Mrs. Opie, Clara's Aunt Luclnua Julia itUuo
Business at the Tivoli.
"lolanthe" aud tbe living pictures made a
pronounced hit at the Tivoli last week, filling
.the auditorium to most capacity every i
evening. The same programme will be given !
August. 27, with several new features added to \
the list. Any one who wishes to have a picture !
presented in this way can do so by banding the j
original to Stage Manager Nash In advance.
On September 3 Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pa
tleuce" and the living pictures will Depiesented !
. for one week, to be followed by the great mid- I
summer jipectaclc, "Don Juan Ad Lib," In •
which all the company will appear, and also i
San Francisco's popular soubiette, Gracie
Flalsted, who lias just reiurued from the Orient.
• "Don Juan" has been two months in prepara- I
tion, and the management intend to make its
production the conspicuous one of the season.
Charles Frohman's Stock Company, now play*
' Ing at the Baldwin, will i lay an engagement of ]
four nights and a Wednesday matinee at tbe i
Alacdonougli Theater, Oakland, beginning Sep- I
tember 10. The engagement was originally for
three nights only,' but in consequence of the
enormous success of the Johu Drew Company !
across the bay the Frotimac season was |
"changed to four nights and a matinee. This
goes to show that Oakland is rapidly coming to
me. front as a eood show town.
■ Tbe stock company will open with "Sowing
the Wind," whicn will al«o be the bill lor tbe
Wednesday matinee. 'Liberty Hall," •Gud
geons" and "The Councillor's Wife" will also
be given in the same splendid manner as pre
sented at the Baldwin.
The management announces that all orders
for seats, when accompanied by the jnoney,
will now be receiv o if sent through the mall.
This is done to aeoommod te ihnsr who will t>e
unable to attend to* "penhis d.-tv of the sale of
seats, wlilcli will be Monday, September,"?.
Brandon 1 homas' Work.
"Charley's Aunt" is a Ira* faicc comedy, ac
cording to the opinions expressed in the East
ern press, aud for this reason, we presume, it
ha» achieved the great financial success
claimed for It, as well as the unanimous ap
proval of tran«montane critics. The play is
running with the most satisfactory results In
London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Russia, Italy,
Sweden, Jonannlsburg (tbe great mining city In
"OH, AUNTY! AUNTY!"
South Afiica) and Australia. It Is In Its second
year tn London, drawing blirger crowds than
I ever, and In that one pUce alone lias made its
author, Brandon Thomas, and ac or W. 11.
Penley, who bas tr;e title-role, independently
rich. * In on* week In New York Ibe Standard
Theater receipts were ovei $11,000 with this
tarce comedy. It ran for five moutbs in Boston,
and four mouths in Chicago, from which place
tt will be bought dir -ct to this city. The story
ot "Charley's Aunt" is simple, and told tn a
! straightforward way.
Two young fallows at college are In love with
two young ladles, whom they invite to ibeir
rooms for a lunch Iv ibe expectation that the
aunt of on- of ibe young men will be there to
m;ike eveiythlng perfectly proper. Tlie young
ladles arrive, but the aunt, who is a millionaire
Irani Braztl. "where the nuts come from." is
delayed. In their perplexitr the young men
select a chum wiio is good at amaieur theatri
cals to personate the aunt. He does tin* so
I comically that Hi' three acts of the play brim
over with the jolllesi farce comedy situations
aud tbe funniest lines. He wears a black silk
dress with splendid assumption of dignity and
carries It comfortably when nobody is looking.
so that his gray trousers beneatb show in a
Diirtii-stiirlng way. The father ot one ol the
collegians, tbe quaint guardlau or the two
pretty girls, and tbe real at;n* and her adopted
niece all get into the sentimental taocle that
tbe playniaker lias provided and before the
peifurmanca is over live pietty love stories are
begun and completed.
Prompt and Complimentary.
■William Greer Han lson of this city recently
finished and submitted to Mr. Frederick Warde
an Interesting drama, to wblcb be had given
considerable labor. On Monday last be re
ceived the following telegram:
White Lakk. Sullivan Oonnty, N. Y.,\
Aucnsf-84. 1894. J
WUUom Grerr BerrUtm, Bohemia* < hit>, San
Francisco: I accept •lluuuyinede" for a most
beautiful and effective play.
"Runnymeoe" strikes one as being a very
fetching title. It was the name of the meadow
(otiiei wl»e CouucH-Mi-ad) near hgham, Surrey,
where King John siuued the Magna Charta,
June IS, 1215. If was also the pen name over
which Beujaiuiu D'lm-upli sent liW coiilrlbu
tlous to tbe Louden Times during the earlier
years In bis career.
Albert Meyer's Wigwam Theater, corner of
Stockton and Geary stieets. will tbis week
boast of several new people, including a per
former named Shaw, dtiect from Koster &
I Bial's, New York; Cbarles H. Duncan, a
I favorite comedian and vocalist; Sparrow, the
clowu juggler; Miss Teddy Maynew, a serio
comic and parody singer; Hie Stanleys in "Mrs.
; O'Grady'.i Washday"; tlie Lucifrs, and many
others. Sparrow leads in an amusing panto
ii.me called "Humpty Duiupty la a Barber
The Russian Juvenile Violinist.
Costla Doomcbeff, the Russian boy violinist,
madeavrry deep Impression In the minds ot
our most cultured musicians by tlie two con
certs given at Metrouolliau Temple during tbe
week. The peiformanee of Tuesday's pro
gramme seemed to turn the musical world up
side down. That a boy of 13 could be i auked
witbSarasate, Wlihelmj, Mu>in aud others ap
peared absurd at the first blusb. yet many local
musicians ot eminent KtamJiug mentioned the
names of the above artists and tbn of the
yon ill in tbe same breath. Slgmund Beel said
ot linn. "I uou'i believe in boy prodigies, but
tbls one Is an exception," and John Marquarat
luta concert-master of tbe Vienna Prater Or
THE MORNING CALL, SAN FRANCISCO, SUNDAY, AUGUST 2fi, 1894.
cheUra. when asked what be tbougbt of tbe
boy's work, smd, "Well, be can do anything
wiiu the violin" .
The secoud concert, advertised for Friday,
was postponed till last evening owing to an
accident. There was a larger aitendauce than
on Tuesday. The "marvelous boy" cave a very
•elect programme, the selections being from
P.-.thoven. snrasate. Aivttcb. Werterllns,
Weiuiawsky, Pagauini, besides a mazurka com
posed by lilm«e!t. which evidenced considerable
skill, both in the writlßK and the plavinu'.
Doomcheff affects one as a musical eciype of
.Niceolo I'Hirniiin. of whom "*<* read thai h
studied at list wiibout assistance, and In his
twelfth year w«-nt to Parma from Genoa, wlirre
he was born in 1784, and surprised all wbo
Heard him. The gifted youth will give a iblid
concert «t the leniple this week.
A Blue Grass Play.
••In Old Kentucky" will soon be given at the
New California. It Is not by any means the
first horse-nhy ever seen on the American
stage; but It is probably the first one to present
a real hors-race. a genuine coutest between
Kentucky tuorougbbreds— types of the norse*
ih.it get bone from the ujnie, and i glossy coat
from tbe blue gr.iss pastures of "the Corn
Cracker State"— within the confines of a tbea-
IM*i walls. "The County Fair" gave Ibe public
the taste of a horserace, but It was a lame at
tempt beside that of the spirited dash stiown
"In Old Kentucky." In the play tirst named the
bor-et worked a treadmill, never moving from
one soot. In the latter they dash across the
stage at full speed, and tbe winner ts ridden by
I tbe pretty heroine, wbo is attired for the occa
' siou iv tlie natty costume ot a jockey.
New York a "Jay Town."
A Chicago exchange gets its work in on tbe
Empire City in tbe following caustic way:
"The'llst of actors wbo will no lougei risk i be
neglect of variety-crazed New York H growing
rapidly. Kicbaid MansOeld, the greatest artM
iv his line now before the American public, has
lnd enough of Gotham's indifference. Nat
Goodwin aud Sol Smith Russell will give Kos
tei & Blalville the go-by m the future. Julia
Marlowe finds no encouragement in that city,
which bad bestowed a uiggudly patronage
upon Edwin Booth before his death. Joseph
Jeffeisou meets wltb tieglect in the vaunted
metiopolis, and the nine story is repeated In a
minor d'eree In behalf of other Important,
thouub les* conspicuous, stars.
"During tbe summer that city, which usually
adopts a ton<» of anocant Insolence toward the
remainder of the country, has supported from
te i to fifteen variety sbows, with ber and rum
attachments ad libitum. It is not remarkable
that ibe' remainder of the countiy no l'-nger
chooses to take its artistic tip from New Toi k.
The apotbeosts ot rum and variety is coiitiu a
lo that city."
Russia and Spain.
Tbe Princess Lilly Dolgorouky from rugged
Russia and Pepita from sunny Andalusia will
be tbe principal attractions at the Orpheum
niu-K-nall, commencing Monday, the 27ib.
The Princess bas already electrified her audi
tors at this place of amusement, ber mastery of
the violin being brilliantly shown by beautiful
tour, admirable expression and wonderful exe
cution. She presented a plctuiesque appearance
tn the aualnt gala costume or a Russian pens
ant girl and fairly prepossessed tbe audienc*
before her treasured violin was called into
| requisition. She ts all that tbe advanced no
tices said about ber and more. She will play a
new series of selections this wee!;, which
promise refined pleasure tor those in attend
Tbe new people announced are: Senorlta
Pepita, Senor de Vlneente and Miss Alice
Barton. Pepita Is a bewitcbingly clever ex
ponent of Spanish and Mexif n dance.*, in
winch she will be assisted by Vincente. Miss
Barton is announced on tbe bill as an operatic
soprano. Tiie beH of last week's numbers are
held over for tbis week, after winch a grand
new bill will be offered.
The Slinkey Concert.
A grand operatic concert win be given by
Miss Lillian Slinkey at Metropoliian Halloo
Thursday evening next, assisted by several
Miss Lillian Slinkey.
eminent local magician*. It Is the young lady's
nose 10 proc *-<l to Europe as soon as pos
sible after me affair, wim-ii will be In ibe nature
o( a concert d'auteu, and place Herself In Hie
bands of competent Instructors to qualify for
the lyric stage. -. ■*.■--/
ANew York paper that Is mncb esteemed for
tbe brightness ot its discourse on common
place topics devoted an unusually wtse para
graph to tbe profession of the actor recently.
It took tbe ground tbat more than half of the
recognized players of the countiy are not
equipped with that momentous necessity, intel
ligence. It contended that ibe average actor
was u«t a student, either of men. of books or of
himself. As a result, he ceases to be of money
value when the public itres of tne bit of natural
mimlciy mat makes the "bit" that brings the
actor into ibe prominence tbat entitles nlm to
any son of recogui ion. It Is alamemable fact
tbat nine-tenths of tbe actors whom you meat
In these days will at once set up a conversation
about themselves even on the beels of an in
Mme. Wagner and Nordica.
Mine. Coslma Wagner, widow of trie com
poser, is not popular and puts on airs to such
a degree, accoidiug to the Philadelphia City
Itrm, tnat she is called "The Queen of Bay
reutb." Her temper, not the sweetest at any
time, bas become unbearable, and tiie outlook
Is that tbe annual Wagnertao festival will soou
come to an end for lack of support.
She said to several musical critics wbo came
from Berlin and Dresden 10 write about the
performances at the recent festival for the
newspapers they represen > d:
"1 must insist upon seeing your articles be
fore they appear in print. My husband bas
been abused and misiepicseuied long enough
by Hi*- newspapers. If you do not consent to
Uiis arraucemeut I lefuse to admit you to tue
or course, they refused and laughed at Mme.
Wagner and the result was not very good for
••The yueeu of Bayreutu."
Mme. v a-nci -ecins to be particularly fond
of saying ciisagreeab c things.
A Irieud writine to me from Bayreuth arter
the performance or "Lohengrin," In which Nor
dica achieved such a brilliant success and was
cheered enthusiastically by tbe audience, says:
"I learn that Mme. VSagner remained to Nor
dica the day after her great success In 'Lohen*
Kiln,' ' I he public is easily pieast-d, Mme. Noi
dica, which Is fortunate for you. As for myself
1 am more critical, ami I tell you frankly that,
while your peiformanee had inauy creditable
qualities. I never expect to hear Elsa sung as
It should be.' "
Mme. Nontlca bowed aud said nothing.
Mine. Wagner continued:
"if I engage you to sine at tbe next festival
you must permit me to make a number ot sug
gestions which 1 deslie yon to cany out. I
think I can greatly improve your Elsh."
And all thi« iv the face of the Insbest com
pliments from the musicians, the most enthusi
astic approval on tlie pan of tbe audience amt
Ibe most flattering compliments trom the critics.
Nordica merely smiled aud said:
"Tlunk you, Mme. Wagner; but mv engage
ments will prevent my siuglng at the next Bay
A Conflict of \\ its.
Miss Emily Rigl bas been tbe subject of a
good many siorle*, but the one tbat follows is
Seveial years ago Miss Rid was playing
through the country iv a company in which
handsome Bob Hilllard was an important per
sonage. It was not long before Miss IJlgl bad
fallen out wltb tbe actor. She lost no oppor
tunity to say a cutting thing to him, but on two
occasions, at least, Hllllaid cut back. These
two occasions were close together. It hap
pened that In a small Southern city it was nec
essity tnat a sheet should be strung up In the
middle of one of tbe dressing-rooms lo order to
enlarge the accommodations. The fates and
the staze-man acer so fixed It tbat Mr. Milliard
and Miss Kigl got this room. For lifteen min
utes no word was spoken. Then Miss Kiel,
betwe-n dabs ot grease paint, called through
"Mr. Hiiliard !" she shouted sharply.
"What Is it, Emily?" the good-natured Hil
"You are not an actor, i>ir," Miss Rigl began.
"You are on the stage only because you are
Miss Rii»i expected io hearths body of her
enemy fall to the floor a corpse. But Iv less
than thirty seconds his voice floated tnrough the
sheet with much merriment tn it.
••Well, Km'ly." said Mr. Hiiliard, -'1 never
heard that of you."
V. Is* Rigl paused for breath.
'•Say." she called, as soon as she recovered.
"Yes, Km'ly," said tue cheery Mr. Hilllard.
"Dim'i call nic Em'ly!" Ml«* Rigl snapped.
"All right, Em'ly," said "Handsome Bob";
"what is if.'"
"Why. 1 never heard of you two years ago."
"\\> differ atrain," sang out the actor. "I've
beaid ol you. I'm sure, for the past forty years i
that 1 know ot."
And the next night Miss Rigl dressed on the
other elde of the theater.
The Grand's New Actress.
Miss Mlna Gleason, an Easteru Juvenile lady
of much reputation beyond the mountains,
will make her first bow to a San Francisco
audience at Morosco's Grand Opera-fcouse to
morrow evening as Nell Carr In "Tbe Great
Metropolis." Miss Gieason nas been on tbe
Amencau stage since childhood, aud. Judging
by the portrait given herewith, bas developed
into a lady attractive as well by her personal
charms as bei artistic ability. At the bedu-
Miss Mina Gleason.
nl ng or her caiei«r Miss Gleason did the roies
of the Duke ol Yoikand Prince Anuur wiiu
hdwln Forrest. She started well Id tUe dra
matic school, and her studies during subse
quent years have been guided on the best lines
tor acquiring correct stage methods. The lady
will no doubt prove a gr< at acquisition to Mr.
"The World Moves."
Heading the correspondence of the New
York Dramatic Mirror from Kerne nue is led
to think of the "Passion Play" episode of dooi
old Salmi Morse in this city, aucl the persecu
tion to which be aud his players were subjected
on account of It. "Chi l»tus," says the corre.
spondent, "is becoming quite a common subject
for Italian dramatists to treat. Calvi was the
first to begin the series with his "Mary of
Macdala," a beautiful play, which even ihe
Vatican allowea. Theu followed Bovio's "Christ
at the Purlin Festival," which was written be
fore Caivl's "Mary ot Magdala," but appeared
twelve years later. Now comes Uovean'4
"Christ," wiitten thirty y«;ar.s ago, aud which
might never havr seen ihe footlights but for me
success of Bovio's piece. In Bovio's play, how
• ver, Cbrlst does not apDearon t tie stage. Only
l>ts voice is heard, and in Calvl'* "Mary of
Magdala" Christ Is neither seen nor heard." In
(iove.-iu's play, which has so recently appeared
tn Turiu, Chnst Is both teeu and Heard. He
nils the tttage from beginning 10 end, perform
miracle* and discusses religious subjects wttn
the high pileits. Maiy of Magdala and Pilate's
wife join toe people in their ardent love for
Jesus. The Apostles have minor parts. All
the characters are well treated, but the lan
guage is monotonous. Nevertheless the play
is a success. In moral sentiment the world
moves, it would. appear, but that it Is in the
right dliection is not so plain to some people as
it may be to others.
If Madeline Pollard proves to be a good
actress she will probably make something of a
succeis of her venture, but sbe is badly iiandi
capp*d Id her start on the career that an East
ern manager bas mapped oat for her. It Miss
Pollard or her manager Imagines for au Instant
that she will have the American public at net
f> et because she happens to be the unfoi innate
creature of the Breckinrldge scandal, tney will
wind up tii» season well bloated with wisdom.
The lime has gone by wiien divorce courts aud
open scandals are valuable as cdvertuenienti
to people of Hie stage. They don't always
keeuthe public away fiom au actress, for, after
all. the individual of Ile>h and blood is given
little consideration by the ordinary theater
goer, but scandal ha* been known to hurt some
of the best professional careers, and It has
never been known to help one, particularly In
• be numerous eases In which tbe body and sou 1
of the "career" was the scandal Itself.— St.
Personal and Other Jottings.
Charles oilman's stock company will play
four nights and a matinee Instead of Hire", as
oiiginally Intended, at the Macdonough, Oak
land, beginning September 10.
A comic vocal sketch, entitled "A Pair of
Beats," by George Adam, was sung last week
by Vizard and Keirns at the Wigwam will
great effect. They are two clever young come
Contracts have been made whereby Mr.
Charles H. Pratt will bring the Marie bast a
Tavary Grand*. English Opera Company In all
its magnitude here during the season. ■ As tnls
will be the only crand opera organization to
tour the United States during the coming year
the event will be of no little importance. Xav
ary Is a Russian pinna donna.
Daniel Sully and a party of professional
friend*, after spending a week or more at Lake
Hill, Ulster County. New YorK, will make a
tour through the Catskllls hunting, perhaps,
for the place where Washington Irving located
lti p when he took his twenty-year nap.
Perhaps the most original and Interesting en
tertainment yet. given in San Francisco will be
one to be presented at tbe California Theater
on Saturday evening. September I.' under the
auspices of ibe Mercantile Library Anxiliaiy,
wheu Mrs. Louise lltimphiey Smith, a charm
ing and accomplished lady, will give Robert
Browning's powerful dram i in three acts, en
titled. "A Blot on the 'Scutcheon.' " Mrs.
Smith will produce the play with appropriate
stage settings to each scene and have the as
sistance of a complete orchestra, who will ren
der appropriate orchestral number* accom
panying her during portions of the scenes.
Katie Emmett will be here during the latter
part of September.
The Belasco brothers are coming from New
York to ice bedside of their mother, wbo is
lying seriously ill in this city. '
Lawrence lianley will introduce "ThePlaver"
at Morosco's Grand Opera-bouse to-night— the
last of the engagement— with the third or jeal
ousy act.of •"Othello."
Professor D. w. Wormser, the expert zither
player, has returned to the city after an ex
tended summer vacation and resumed his
classes at his residence, 417 Hyde street.
The Music Teachers' Association or Califor
nia held an initial meeting at 26 Fan ell
stteet on Friday evemug last to discuss the by
laws and constitution. There were a large num
ber present. Henry Clay Wyshatn acted as sec
retary pro tern.
J. J. (lot lob, late manager of the California,
returned from the East on Wednesday last. He
comes back empty-banded, as he could find
nothing in the show line to pick up.
Louis Harrison, brother of the comedienne
Alice Harrison, will return to the stage this
Lottie Collins has recovered from her sprain,
and will be after the American dollars again
about the end ot this month. It is a question if
she catches on as she did in the first Instance.
Helen Dauvray'snew play, written by William
Dauvray. is called "That Sister of His." Mi«s
Dauvray Is the niece of M. H. de Young of this
' Hope Booth, a relative of i he grea.t Edwin,
did not api ear at the Garrick Theater after all.
She bad no money to pay the rent in advance,
and nobody was disposed to assist her, not
withstanding her distinguished professional
connection. A live dollar is belter than a dead
Charles A. Stevenson, husband of the well
known actress Miss Kate Claxton (named the
"tire queeu"). has determined to retire from the
stage. , In cases like Stevenson's 'tis a pitty
such a determination is not more general.
Coroett will appear in a new play about Jan
uary. 1805. The title will probably be "The
Naval Cadet," to play the leading character in
which the pugilist will have to "box the com
pass." One of the scenes will be a sensational
rescue in mid-ocean; another an episode In the
Quartter La in. Paris.
James O'Neill has a remarkable cane, given
him by John Macune, the theatrical mag
nate of the Noithwest, who is about equally
balanced between professional pride and
patriotism where Ireland is concerned. He
gave the stick to Mr. O'Neill during the actor's
late visit fo Butte, Mont. It has excellent like
nesses ot all the Irish Parliamentary leaders
carved In Us wood by a convict In the peniten
tiary at Helena.
M. Alvarez, the French tenor of the Covent
Garden season, received personally from the
Queen as a souvenir of bis two recent visits to
Windsor a cigarette case of hammered gold.
The front Is ornamented with the monogram
V. B. 1., mm mounted by a crown, the velvet
portion ot which is represented by rubies. At
the same time Mile. Calve received from the
Queen a fly formed of diamonds, and M. Flan
i con a cigarette-holder.
The three principal theaters of Mexico are
the Teairo Naciunsii In the City of Mexico, cap
able of seating 3000; the Teatro Calderon at
Guadalajara, which seats 2500, and the Teatro
Dllicencia at AguasCalieutes, accommodating
Mr. Dampier, although he has been on the
Australian *tae<* since 187:.', Is an old bugllsb
actor ana a footlights conn ade in their younger
days of Hemy living. He intends to bring out
a colonial lay in London this autumn call d
••Robbery Under Arms," a dramatization of
Rolf holdrehood's work.
Chaile* H. lloyt'a "A Trip to Chinatown"
will soon be seen at Toole's Theater. London,
produced by au American company under me
management of William Terris.
George B. Sims, before he learned the art of
constructing a play, studied carpentering and
construction in a wholesale furniture-shop.
From Lord DuQerin's delightful biography of
his mother we learn, what the world at large
had certainly lorgoiten— that Helen, Lady Duf
ferln. whose "Lament of the Irish Emigrant"
and whose stirring, tendei ballad beginning:
Ob. bay of Dublin, how my heart you're troubling
Your beauty haunts me like a fever dream,
Ate known the world around, was not only a
po- 1, but a dramatist, and a successful drama
tist. * • .
Charley Hoyt, the dramatist, is said to be lay-
Ing wires for a Congressional nomination on
tin- Democratic ticket in New Hampshire.
Musical farce-comedy, as it is known In the
United States, is fast getting its grip on ibe
Marie Mlllard, daughter of Harrison Mill ml.
the composer, who wrote the words and music
of "Vive I' America, Home of the Free," is In
Paris studying deml-seml-quavers under Mine.
Louise Beaudet, Bandroann's bete noir, will
replace Marie Tempest, the English singer. In
"Rob Roy," when that opera is produced at
the Herald-square Theater, New York.
'1 tinman M. Keenu has completed a tour of
Ireland, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Ger
many and France. Now be proposes to visit
Utopia in hopes of finding arguments sufficient
to convince the American people that the Gov
ernment's subvention ot theaters would be a
national blessing to this republic.
Mme. : Meiba, the Australian prima donna,
will arrive at New York September prox. for a
seven months' season.
Henry Abbey sailed for Europe on Wednes
day. Aueu.it 15. Abbey seems to spend most
of his time on the ci ry between New York and
Southampton. When not In one place or other,
you'll generally find him "half seas over" on
tbe way thither.
European Musical Items.
Translated from the Gazzetta Muttcale of Milan.
Rubinstein . Intend: to have a theater es
pecially built io represent his "Moses Christus."
"Paradise Lost" and the "Tower of Babel."
Dr. Helnrich Bulthaupt Is at tbe bead of a com
mittee in Bremen to conduct the enterprise.
A. Proust, minister of the Beaux Arts, In
Paris, has been appointed critic of music for
Kiizabetli Leslnger, one of tbe stars of tbe
operatic state in Berlin, has appeared for the
last time iv "Fretscbulz.'' tinperor William
bns decreed ber the title of singer of the Couit
Baroness Kotbscblld, who is well known as a
composer of melodies and romances, ba» wrli
ren the music for an operetta which will soou
beeiven In Vienna.
Tbe Fmperor of Russia has sent tbe Knleht's
Cro*s of the Order of St. Andrew to Massenet,
Edward t'ailleron and K. Bertrand.
A new opera-house lias been constructed in
Alexandria, Egypt, which will be opened in
Brellkopf and Ham I of Leipsic have pub
lished twelve letter* of Richard Wacner ad
dressed io August Roeck).
" Edgar Tine), the composer of the oratorio
•'FraucKeus," is writing a grand cboral work
called ••Goaqleva." which will be ready next
year. . • -
■ Professor J. F. Bridge recently gave a lecture
Id London on "Musical Gestures." -
The Richard Wagner Society met a short
lime ago tußayreuth to.conMder the question
of suuoresslug tbe Bayreuther Blatter, a
paper which Ims always lucKed subscribers and
readers. The society succeeded in getting a
subsidy of 3000 marks a year and the existence
of the paper is thus assured.
Dubut de Lalorest. the author of "Rabelais,"
has written the libretto lor a comic opera called
"La' Grande Mademoiselle." George Marty,
laureate of Academy of France lv Rome,
will compose me music.
Franz K:issell o' Cologne has composed mu
sic to the poem or Byron called •Cain." 1 his
symphony has been given with success at tbe
orchestral concerts in that city.
Siegfried Wagner led the musical festival
given in Bayreuih In honor of Liszt.
"Manon Lescaut," by Puccini, was enthusias
tically applauded la Venice recently when per
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For the First Time in This City a Three-Act Comedy Drama,
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43~Seats and boxes on sale at the box-office of
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COMMENCING MONDAY EVENING, AUG. 20.
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