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Robert Downing and Eugenia Bull's engage
ment, just closed at the New California, has
been a satisfactory one, both to themselves and
tbe public. It is quite well known that
previous to tbe arrival of Mr. Downing
there was a disposition among our theater
goers, fostered by Injurious statements in the
Eastern press, to pooh-pooh his quaiiilesasa
clstrion, and io believe thai, at best, he w*s
frut an iictor In the "vealy" period of stage
life. His piesence and performance rapidly
changed this state of public feeling. Even the
most prejudiced now say, without reluctance,
•■Why, ihe man can act, after all." "The
Gladiatoi" and "lugomai" established Down-
Idc's light as a representative ol the heroic
school; his Citizen t-angfiold and David Gar
rick t:.\! v his position as a comedian on even a
firmer base than that ou which ho stood
as a ttagediau. Therefore Is Downing
an actor in the truest sense of
Hie lenii. lie is an ali-'round man, and
quite superior to the professors of tbe trousers
comedy, the men wnti one part, aud who are
conceded to U a part as a railroad-car Is to an
U "Li track. Away Ironi it they amount to no h
lag. Downing Is one of luose actors, too, of
high amlii: ion, in the same class with Vvarde.
Kreue, James and one or two others, to whom
the public Jook for (he preservation of the
baciPU ngut ol ar fiom extinction by the mul
tiplying vaudeville and variety shows of the
period. Well equipped, physicilly and men
taliy, there must be a bright luuie for this
young American actor. Iheie Is no doubt his
example aud caieer will stimulate those dis
|.»'M-a to a tlifatik-ai c ieer iv aim high, so that
whi cultivating a noble art th y may at lhe
6»ni time 'be :he means of elevating aud ni>
piovinKtlie lasteof the people aud the char
acter of our th- aleis.
Arthur Law's " The New Boy."
It Is many, mauy mouths since San Francisco
The New Boy.
ha« bad so bright and laughable a comedy at
one of her theaters as "Tte New Boy," Arthur
Law's latest creation. Is said to be, and which
Mr. 1 robman is to present at tbe New Callfor-
Dla for two weeks, beginning Monday night
next. Id New York ibe Standard Theat r has
been packed to tbe doors, as we read, ever
Bine*- tne play was first presented there. It
was everywhere pronounced a huge and un
qualified Miecesv Tbe British public, too, have
stamped "The New Foy" wl:h their approval,
as is attested by tbe fact that it has beeu run
ning for months past at tte Vaudeville Thea
ter, with Weedon Grossmlth, brother of tbe
Inimitable George, in tbe title role. Iv the far
away New South Wales, also, patrons of tbe
Lyceum Theater In Sydney are laugblng over
the antics of " Lhe New Boy."
Mr. Fro! man briugs an excellent company to
Ban Francisco to i leseut th ■ comedy, as he
rtgbtly cousldeis It one of bis most valuable
atti action*. "The New Boy," like many farci
cal comedies. Is in three acts, but unlike, per
haps, the majority of farces, it gets better as
the evenine wears along, and ibe third act is
the best of all, winding up wltb a grand ex
planation ot everything that' has seemed mys
tenou*, which is intensely funny in itself.
The part of Archibald Kennkk, alias Freddy
Boulder, who Is tbe "new boy," is a character
Dot common to the American stage. It is safe to
«*y that within a few yea is ■ Here will tie very
many miit lions of it. Archibald Kennies by
force of ciicumstances, It oblmed to att< nd Dr.
Candy's school, for boys, although he is lull 30
years old and a married man. Almost every
man has fer-en to school In his time, and nearly
every womfcD has had a brother or son who has
attended a boy's academy, therefore Utt urn
which "Freddy" leads at Dr. Candy's may be
easily imagined by every one. In the'tirst place
Dr. Cauuy puts tbe "new boy" in ibe regular
-cJaR«e«, aud be Is forced to occupy tbe same
dbrmitoiy with Bullock Major, ibe bully of
th- school. This means a good d al of fun for
Bulloclc, but torture In varying degrees for
Freddy, as tbe latter puts it, "Bullock Major
pttgbt to bare lived In the sixteenth century
when tbere was a premium offered to tbe In
ventor of novel methods of torture." Finally
Major induces his victim to enter a ueighbof
lng orchard and make aw y with some apples.
This leads to tbe 30-year-oid youngster's
arrest on a charge of tiieft, and in order to clear
Himself ne makes known His identity. Just
previous to this be "makes himself solid" wltu
Dr. Candy by saving inn; fiom a disastrous
financial deal witb one of the characters in the
play, Felix Roach. Dr. Candy foi gives him
after the astonishment of everybody in the ulay
at the <en*ation..l anuouncemen bas subMdeci.
Tbe company includes Fred Lone, C. 11.
Tiue«daie. O. E. Hallain, Heit Cootl, Chariest
Hioddait, J. Edwin Brown, Annie Alllston,
Grace, George aud Julia Ktugsley.
•« Ruy Bias."
Victor Hugo's "Buy Bias" Is likely to prove
tbe piece de resistance of Alexander Salvini's
engagenseut at tbe Baldwin, beginning uexi
week. It was by this picturesque drama
Charles Albert Fecluer first introduced him
self to the Brlti-u public at a French actor
speak log English, and afterward presented It
to au American audience at Nlblo's Garden,
Broadway. New York, on itn- 10th of Jiinuary,
1870. where eutboslasm ran riot in regard, to
Him. He subsequently gavel: at what is now
the Bush-sire t 1 heater in this city, but failed
to stir our public to the >ame depths as he had
done tbe New Yoiker*. Salviol is an actor of
tbe romantic veliool, ani iia* many of the traits
of the Auglo-Fiauco-i'iemoute-e- Teuton, as
Fechter lias been desciiued, ;tnd Horn him may
be expected slnitl r d'-ligutful nuances of
characte*nzatloa to those that marked
Hl| tliuitrlouj predecessor. Certain it Is
that Id "Kay Bias" lie is credited with !
giving a vivid picture of a magnificently
honorable but marvelously weak character.
w hen Kuy Bias stands in the presence of the
young unwediiea Queen of Spain, U was said <>£
Feebler that the air seemed enchanted, and
when she bent over liim, leaving Tier tender
touch upon I) is bloody lieari, he felt It was bet
ter so to die lhau to live apart from her. and
that dlie was worthy to be so died for. Salvlni
has grasped all the posslbiliti s of this iein<irk
able character. In it it seen the tuie timber of
which nobility Is made. It Is xpressed in the
Hue lie utters to his eueiny, Don Salluste: "I
w ear the lackey's jacket ; you have the lackey's
The first performance of the season will be
Dumas' "Three Guardsmen," with Salvlnl in
the role of d'Artagnan.
True to Nature.
One ol the best-acted characters, because true
to the situation, in Harvey's melodrama at Mo
rosco's Grand Opera-house last week was that
of Mb, Tredgold's colonial wife, as personated
by Miss Mlna Gleason. The startling business
of the part Is not so much to be considered as
the thoioufcbly"natuial way in which the dis
a: I'Oioied wife accepts .net lot wim a scoun
drelly husband la the African Boli'iiaes and
makes the most of It. There is a certain bur
diesse lv Meg's manner and In the way she
speaKs to her worthless spouse that show how
closely Miss Gleasou has cone Ived the
woman's character and the schooling she has
received in (he vicissitudes of colonial life.
While true to Tredgold, who picked her up
when a barmaid in the "pub." of an African
mining town, she does uot hesitate to give him
her opinion of his wot ih!es>ness, and at the,
same time, without knowing his previous his
tory, seeks to rouse htm Into something like
wholesome ex rilou, in ordei to impiove his
ciicuins ancei as well ax her own. Meg, in
Mh- Gleasoii's hands, is a true English colonial
woman of the inferior type— iu<le in speech and
caielesa in manner, but him to obstinacy when
si.c 1 1 11. Ks she is nth ; her betier nature, her
true womanliness, aiwayn revealiug itself when
suHeiiug claims her attenuou. Alo-t of the
color in he i-lay was deiivcd from Miss Giea- .
son's treatment of Mea Tredgold.
Different Conditions of .v.uscle.
Muoager Albeit Meyer of tbe \\ tgwam has
engaged tbe famous Russian equilibrist, Sadi
Aliarabi., for a short line. The f iiue of
this balancer depends on the prodigious
ftreue;h of his arms aud back. No matter
how slender, frail aud precarious tbe base on
which he iestß be is able by his extraordinary
muscular development to maintain himself In
almost any position, as firmly as if he were
pointed on a rock, ills i ertoi mancea iuciude
several feats whieb liave never beeu seen be-
Tore in this country. Iv addition to this wou
deilui liu*>ian there Is a long li-ii of attiao
lions inciudiiig one who may be called a nega
tive m .11 named Cappaliu, because he Is the
most Interesting when, he lias lied himself by
means of his flexible muscles and ligaments
into a bundle of "knots." Meyer manages to
maintain a steady public interest in the Wig
Glowing With Beauty. ■
A tortof enthusiasm like that which attended
Fauuy Kllsler's terpsicborean performance in
ber prime, when she visited tbe United States,
has been created by the premieres Mlie9.
Irmler and Bartho iv "Aladdin Jr.," Hender
son's great spectacular ex ravaeauza. The
acconuauj ing cut gives a quod idea of these
gracelul aitlsies. It would seem (rom all ac
counts that the possibilities of modern specta
cle nave culminated in "Aladdin Jr." Its
Frauleins Irmler and Bartho.
scenery Is a* magnificent as the fancy can Im
agine or the brush of the painter depict;
Us gardens are beauniul aud exuanslve; its
caves, by way of contrast, deep a:id eloomy In
their darkness. Women, beautiful as Hourls,
float across tbe stage In be mazes of tbe bal
let; klug* and princes arrayed line Solomon in
all bis glory, move In stately grandeur. No
terms of pr.ii-eare extravapont when applied
to this product of many hi ains and of Ibe high
est skill of tbe best mechanicians.
"A".anola" and "Mascot."
The Tlvoll management will present on Mod-
day. November 19, Lecoeq's charming opera, '
"Manola," which bat nor been heard In the )
past twelve years. It will be given for one
week only, and wilt be succeeded by "Mascot"
for one week, commencing November 26. g
Friday evening, November 30, Mrs. Ernestine
Kreling bas set aside for the benefit of Mis*
llllie Salinger wblcb will be tbe fourth year of |
ber engagement .at this house and will also be
the first benefit sir has had.
After "Mascot" will be presented, "Mikado,"
which will be the signal for the reappearance
of two favorites at this house. Miss Belle |
Tnorne and Miss Alice Gaillard.
It is the intention of the management to pre
sent several of the favorite operas for one week
no as to lmiii time for the reiieral of tbe great
Christmas | spectacle "Lalla ltcokb" which will
eclipse all other productions ever given at the
Tivoll. . . ->
Priori Plcratesd* CalaDazas'.. .... Ferris Hartman
Don Br&eelro ................... ....John J. Knffael
Jhigue .......Phil Brausou
Don Ue G0mez,...;.:......... 'ihoronsO. Leary
Crlstorl ......Fred Kav»nauith
Mano;a ;; ...;... Graele Planted
Beatrix. .........;.......Tiille Salinger
Sauchetta Mary P. Thomson
P«p1ta...... ;...., '.'........,... .... Alice Nelfsen
At the Macdonousjh.
Judging from the; sale of seats at tbe Mac
donougn, Oakland, the public are, hungry for
good legitimate plays. ' The promise is ful
filled by the engagement \ of i the ; young trage
dian, liobtrt Downing, who opens to-morrow
eyenioc in "The Gladiator"; JplaylnE Tuesday,
"David Garrlck" . and. "French Marriage"
Wednesday matinee, "lngoraar," ana Wedues
day evening, ''The Gladiator." Mr. Downing
has drawn very Urge and cordial audiences at
the California Theater. He Is support)* by
Eueeuie Blair, a lady greatly admired for her
talent and beauty.
The pleasing announcement Is made of popu
lar pi Ices, viz., eviMir.:s, 25 cents to $1;
matlne , 25, 50 and 75 cents.
Next, "lhe New Boy." followed by Alexan
der Salviul ana Thomas Keene.
Grover's Best.
Among the many pieces Leonard Grover Sr.
has contributed to the American stage, "Our
Boarding-house" Is, by a consensus of public
opinion, accorded the highest place on the list,
and It is worthy of remark that the first posi
tive recognition It ;eceived was at the Grand
Opera-house in this city when M. A. Kennedy
managed that theater and the late Mat Ling
bam was a member of his company. It is a
good many years ago since "Mat," as be was
familiarly called, created the character of the
Florettl, but he gave it such a stamn that the
Impression remain' deep lv the minds of mnny
to-day. By his manner of presenting the
gloomy and peculiar Italian, Lingbam made
Len Grover Jr. as Gillypod.
hlmse If famous In a single ntuht, and cave "Our
Hoarding-house" tbe leputatlou, as wide as
tbe cotiutry, for being the very best
American play of its time. Its great success
after being patented in Han Francisco was the
ocoaslon of Mr. Leonard (irover's elec lon as
piestdent of tbe American Dramatic Auihors'
Society, antong the membra of which were
KioiiMin Howard, Steele Mackaye. Hartley
Cami>bell, Fred Marsdeu, L'sZ'ran. and a host
of oibers, bright naim-s in dramatic literature.
The stockwell production of "Ou* Boarding
tiou<>e" will have aD exceptional cast, wtili the
author aud bis .son in the Jead.
Leonard ('.rover Jr Proressor Gtilypoa
Leonard Grover .. ...Colonel Elerator
■»r»ti Stevens Mrs. Dalrjrmpie
Mr* Fanny Young Mrs. Culyilte
May Noble Mrs. hligibie
iieit-n Foster Vane leatrice
Nellie Turing Annie CotTlile
I.ma Crrwi Hetty
Little Mildred Florence
rrancls Powers ....Horatcl
Waiter Hodges Walter Ualrymple
Clyde Hess t-.i gibJe
Cornel us Matin Dr. Sh outer
William UeVaul,.,.,. Dexter
George Herinance hardy tne Detective
•« Wonderland,"
A continuous performance show— a new fie
partuie Id ibe amusement world of Kan Fran
cisco—opened yeMereay In thr four-story brick
bnllcline, 729 Vaiket streei— tbe whole edifice
being devotea to It— to a large and very much
sati-lied attendance of the public. The 'Show"
includes a curio ball, an electric scenic thea
toi ium, a lecture ball, and a theater in its de
partments, ;md me entertainment embraces
ninth, mu«)c and novelty of the vaudeville
class, as well a* effects illusive, scientific and
apparently Miperna.ura! In ihelr nature. This
enterprise is promo ed by the Wonderland
AniHM tiif nt Conuiany, but Ita Immediate man
ugement Is in the hands of A. F. Turpln. as
sisted by Frank K. Clifton, both competent men
In Ibis line. Only 10 cents Is charged for ad
mission, and by tbe payment of a dime the
visitor may spend four or five hours taking in
all that is novel and curious iv the snows of
Haverly to the Front.
Ou Saturday night, November 24, the Alca
zar Theater will br reopeued as a perm vent
place of amusement by Colonel Jack Haverly
wi b his new Mastoaonic Operatic Minstrels.
Haverly's Minstrels have for years be n a
.nous hold word. No amusement organization
is better known, and It has made for the colonel
not one but several fortunes. The company,
as 11 will apt ear here, will oe the best and
strongest th t Mr. Haveily has organized for
yeai s. 1 here are nevernl additions and changes
since tbe last appearance In San Francisco. It
Is Colonel Haveily's Intention to depart from
what Is term d straight minstrelsy and pioduce
a nuniii.'i ol oieiaic burlesques, admitiiug of
instiuiueutal and vocal music as well as com
edy. The first, to be glveu for the opening
week, Is entitl-d "Bill Trovator." Tbe pi Ices
of admission will be a slroug bid for public
patroudKe. The best reserv d seat in the pai
quei will be only 50 cents and the balcony 25
cents. The company will be made up of elgnt
weii-known eomedlans, a double quartet, au
• xcellent orchestra, burlesque prlma donnas
and a grand chorus. A great uumber of
specialties are in the tepertolre.
Sunday, November 18.
The choir iirojjramme for Trinity Cburch to
day—Mr. Louis Schmidt, orgaulßt and musical
dnector— ls as follows:
Venue (doable chant) Boblmon
To Dtum In C with alto solo ........... Warren
Jubilate In a................... Buck
Offertory, —Lead. Kindly. Light" (solo and
cn0rng)...........-........... ..'.'.... ;...;;. Stalner
Kyrlo ana Gloria Tlbl (plain chant) ....... Anon
Organ p05t1ude....... :............. .Unllmant
Rubinstein Wasted Two Hours.
When Knbinstein was a student to NiJnS-NoT
gorod. and only 13 years of ace, be succeeded
in klvuil' a concert through the influence of the
Governor's sod. with whom lie was ou very in
timate terms. Rubinstein was then very poor,
and the cum which remained after paying ex
pense* of tbe ball, amouuting to 4 rubles and
75 kopeck*, was very acc-ptabl«. Tbls xuc
cess encouraged him to cive a second concert,
which mas only attracted the audleuce of one
pei'Boa, who Had paid for it restived seat In (He
front iow 75 kopecks. Kubinstein rewarded
bly sole auditor by playing brilliantly for two
hours, but did uot succeed In evoking the
siitlit m applause. He asked his audience if
bis playing did not deserve »oine encoui.ig •
mem. Tlie dilettaule leaned foi ward to caicb
the words, and Kublnstfln was stupefied to find
his listener was as deaf as a post. He only at
tended concerts to conceal his inlirmlty.
Has a Head for Figures.
Most of the performers who opened last Moa
day night at the Orpueum Mu<ic Hall are re
tained for tbe current week. In addition tbe
Heinhaus, the Calculator.
management announces several new act«, the
principal amouK them b Ing that of Heir F. A.
heinbaus, the lightning calculating mary I of
Europe. This gentleman, who has had a uni
versity educatiou and who is an accomplished
linguist as well as a mathematical wonder, ar
rived in the city during the week, being en
gaged by Manager Walter in Berlin, trom
which ciiy he has been bi ought direct at great
expense. His first exhibition in America will
be given at the Orpheum to-morrow night.
wten he will demonstrate, according to pro
gramme, his mai velous rowers of instantaneous
calculation. He can give the numbei of sec
ouds In any human age. Hated In years,
months, weeks, day*, minuies and second-, ou
the instant, and can name the d;.y of the we^-k
on wnich any date falls, either in past or fuiure
centuries or iv the present centuiy, as soon as
He can extract the square root of numbers
consisting of 8, 7 or 8 digits, or the cube root
of numbers of y dltilts, without placing a pencil
to paper, using his mind solely, and gives r lie
remainder in all cases iv wtiich ;he number
suggested has not a whole number for its roo .
He adds long lists of uumbeis of 3 or nioie
digits at a glance, and niultii lies numbeis or
4digi'BWith as great ease as the ordinai.v cal
culator multiplies 2 by 2. He is the latest ad
di lon to the long list or novelties already fur
nished at the Oipheum, and will doubles^
prove as great an attraction in the New World
as he has In the Old. ihe Oipheum's enter
prising manager certainly should meet with
the success merited iv this venture.
Twain's Funny Book.
"Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain, Is probably
the cause of more laughter than any Mher
work in the literature of humor. It has been
dramatized by Martin J. Dixon and will be put
on the Opera-house stage 10-morrow evening,
19th, with a compi'ien: cast, headed by the
author himself. None of the sensational or
funny features of this quaint story tits been
overlooked, and many new Incidents ar-j intro
duced. The result to the audience will be
either "that thrilling feellne" or spuMris of
ia lighter from beginning to the end. Some
very Mauling scenic ettccts are pres nted. The
movement of the play l>eglu« in Boggs' giocry-
Htore, which Tom Sawyer (Leslie) and Ills churn.
Huckleberry Finn (George W. Uyan), succeed
in wrecking. The real story opens in riie sec
ond act. with the ihhd scene laid In a grave
yard. Here Tom and Hucti witness the murder
of Doe Adams, who, with a couple of worthless
characters, is attempting to rob a grave,
at whicb the two boys had hoped
to cure some warts by the aid of a
dead cat end a bottle of stnmo water.
From tills somewha gruesome Incident the
play is evolved. An Innocent mm is accused
of the muruer and it is Tom Sawyer's evidence
that acquits him of the deed. A charming love
story is woven into.the play and worked by the
two Interesting scapegraces. All ends happily
after many very narrow escapes. During the
action of the play young Leslie will slue a new
comic song aud other specialties will bo intro
BEST Btu'jbs i "" M »'» n "• nirnn
Boggs, the grower}- — ....Martin H. DUon
Juage Sawyer, candidate for re-election..
■-1.....;-..,............... W. L. Oleaion
Tom Sawyer, his son ..*."..'..:..'..:..;.. Leslie
HuclcleDrrry Finn.;.... ' George W. Kjan
Philip Manning ;..H.' Coulter !• Tinker
Stamp Hawkins. .*.**.'..... ......... E. J. llolden
Policeman HcCormsek' Charles w. Swain
Doc Adam 5.;..'.'....... " .........J. Harry Ucnrimo
Prosecuting Attorney "" " ;".... James OardenJr.
Jessie Sawyer - •;.... Lucille La Verne
Mrs. Sawyer....... "" * ' „,... .;.Jnil»Bl*DC
Becky Stubbs '. ' „.;.... Hileu Henry
The British Contingent.
Foreign players who have achieved a reputa
tion In different ways are attracted by Hie news
of me revival of business in America, so we are
told, and are now making preparations (or a
winter wilb us. Mrs. Langtry has abandoned
ber sporting proclivities, turned Cupid out of
doors, and .returns to us presently wtib au
entire English company. The Jersey Lily may
be a bit faded, but she still has tb« grand air,
says Hillary Bell, and we shall be curious to
see whether her adventure* on the racing turf
have benefited her dramatic art. Mr. Wilson
Barrett comes to us wttli "The Manxman." a
drama which Is blchly spoken ot in England.
Slgnora Eleanora Duse Is now engaged in se
curing a divorce fiom her husband, the fortu
nate but ungrateful Theobald! Checctit. When
this little affair is settled signor.i Duse wiij
come to America. Her company Is already
engaged and we >nay be assured of eeuain of
die iinest enjoyments of tbe drama when tbe
gifted Italian arrives.
Contempt for Sons: Writers.
Mr. Ben Davies has a hearty con empt for
tbe words of a large number of tbe sentimental
songs that are suug nowadays. It is quite
painful, be declares, to note how many songs
that aie submitted to his approval are of the
"heart of my heart," "life of my life" and
"soul of my soul" oider. One song, be re
members, he ouce took at the lequ m of a pub
lisher. Tbe music was pretty, but the woids
were so bad that he only sang It once. He was
ashamed to stand up and utter such nonsense.
In some degree he thinks th« singers are re
sponsible for the existing state of ihln-gs as a
great many of them do uot really slug the
words at all. Even the great poets, like Ten
nyson, are not, in Mr. Davies' opinion, really
good sung wjiiers, as iliey generally employ
long and unsuitable words.
Smith has written some trumpet-toned lyrics
for his new opera, "Rob Roy," which may be
heard here shortly. The chorus with which the
Highlanders greet their chief is a good sample:
For '-The White and Ked" huzzah!
' "The White and Ked" for aye!
From crag and glen, come too illelandnien,
The Sassenach's had his any.
Tartan and targe to the (ore, lads:
King George shall come to grief:
Let claymores all be swift to strike
For bold Kob Roy, our chief.
March, march, Ettrick and Tevlotdale.
Why. my lads, dlna ye march forward in order
March, marcD, Fttrlck and TevioMale,
Ail the blue bonnets are over the border.
The last quatrain Is mainly taken, by the
way, from Sir Walter Scott's Jacobite poems
aiifnt the limes of Prince Charlie. Another
good example is the Jacobite war soug, of
which the following Is akt.nza:
Rob Koy and Loch lei—
Sods <»' Douglas, gone o' Wallace.
Let us a* unite!
Sons o' Bruce, our fathers call us
Now to rise lv might.
Nations nae malr cos.ll disdain us,
Tyrants shall nae laager chain us,
Scotland needs us,
Stuart leads us.
Forward for trie right !
All— Strike for fatherland aud lisrae!
Strike to end our Scotland* shame!
Strike for freedom and for fame,
For liberty and glory.
Personal and Other Jottings.
•M. B. Kinross, the well-known operatic con
duoior and vocalist, lias bean engaged ' Dy
Haverly's Minstrels as tbeir vocal director.
Tills engagement will at once place the quality
of the vocal d'-paitmeut and the burlesque
opera productions on a good plane.
J. P. Howe, formerly manager of Stockwell's
Theater, will fill a similar position at the Al
cazar during the Haverly minstrel season.
Dumas' play, "The Three Guardsmen," will
be Alexander Salvlni's opening piece at the
Baldwin on Monday. November 26.
Al Marks announces the appearance of
George Kennan and Max O'Kell In the near
Miss Caroline Scnlndler will give a grand
concert at Golden Gate Hall on Tuesday even
fug, December 14. Mrs. Carmichae'-Carr and
Sipmund Beel will assist. The names of other
popular artists will also appear on Hie pro
Young Salvlni. for whom we are waiting, con
templates making a tour of Europe under W.
M. Wilkinson and will i lay his roles la the
language of the country in which lie appears.
Sybil Sauuers-on is rapidly "falling Into fat"
and is reported a« already quite portly.
Miss Sadie F. TlhDey is arranging a concert
to take i lace at Maple Hall, Palace Hotel, on
Wednesday evening. December 12. Site will be
assisted by many !ucal artist*.
Sadie Maiunot and Max I- Hunan have made
a big hit in "The Passport" at the Park Tire
ate r, Philadelphia.
Felix Morris i* acting under the title" Behind
the Scene!)." Bouclcault's old comedy of "The
D butante."
l he Lambs' Club, New "York, has a clause in
its by-laws requ''*ilug members to refrain [rum
Hie society ol newspaper m-n "as they would
avoid a leper." The boot, however, is being
gradually tiansfened to the other leg. The
aversion to (lie player is on the part of the
uewsiaier men.
W. 8. Gilbert, the operatic librettist, charges
twenty guineas for an interview.
John Jack Is. making a name for hlmselt in
Philadelphia as a per»ouator of Falstatf.
Sir George Grove lias resigned pis position as
diiector of the Royal College of Music,
The production of H addon Chambers' "John
O'Dreams," at the Haymniket, London, No
vember 8. has caused considerable comment.
While me new play was received will) every
mat I; of approval by a critical audience, this
was more due. to the spleudid acting and stag
ing than to the merits of the i lay self. With
Its reclaimed courtesan, whose mother was a
courtesan before her, a* the heroine and an
opium-eating poet as the hero, the perform-
ance was not altogether pleasant In spite of
the art of Mr*, Patrick Campbell and Mr. Beer
loimiTiee. The Times in its critique draws
attention to the rapid progress of the passion
drama, and the freedom with which tfaefemuie
perdue and her Inteiests are now discuss' d on
the English stage.. ; . .
M. B. Curtis, recently arrested at I'aunton,
Macs., uud- ■ an execution for $1376, which
Duncan Harrison, bis manager, had obtained
against bim, took the poor debtor's oath and
was released. . ' , • _ .
' James O'Neill's tour through Canada and tbe
Northeast is described by thejN<*w -Dominion
. papers as a continuous ovation. The Chronicle
says this actor'tt Vlrginlus Is the most artistic
ever seen In Quebec. •»' < .
"It Is very ciuel," says Nat Goodwlo. "The
newspaper critics have been telling me tor
years thai Joseph Jeff rsou's mantle must tall
upon me, and 1 read riiat Sol Smitn Russell is
weaiiogall of Mr. Jefferson's clothes a« Dr.
Pangloxs. It'atoobadl"
Thomas Q.6eabrooke Is calling aloud for a
playwright of numpiion and originality. All
tbe pieces submitted to him, lie say-, are com
monplace and oickentnu— old Ideas, old situa
tions, old language— nothing new. Much of It
Is impractical; mostly of It Is badly written and
ungrammattcal. There nev r was a Mine when
the playwright was wanted more than now. :•■■• •
The Stanford University Glee ami Mandolin
clubs will, in addition to me regular perform
ance of ' "The New Boy" at t lie California on
'Thanksgiving night, glv.- an interesting musi
cal programme of their own. - .■-■'>■■•>"•*.::
Thomas w. Keeoe will play "Richard III,"
"Merchant of Venice," "Lout* XI," "Othello,"
"Hamlet" ana "liicnelteu" when be come* to
tbe New California. ' • •
'Lewis Mori lson wants to get away from play-
Ins ."Faust," and will probably essay a new
play next season. He remarks tbat he Has ap
peared in Mepbisto so often tbat, as be explains
It, "he f els as thougb Ir, was second-natuie for
him to be the devil." His n> xt venture will be,
it is said, Vanderuecken in "The Flying Dutch
Lottie Collins' costumes this season are tbe
result of long summer consultations with the'
leading Pansiau modistes.
Tne holiday attraction at the California will
be Miss Sadie Aiartinot and Max Klgman In a
comedy called "The Passport," well spoken of
by the Eastern press.
Henry s. Alward, representing Mr. Frohman,
has ai lived here in advance of "The New-
Boy"— the New York success to be seen at the
California to-morrow niiibt.
Clyde Hess has r< sunied bis place in tbe pro
fession. He Is now a member of toe Stockwell
Aliei Eugene Cowles. the basso of tbe Bos
toulans. had suiik at the Gambol of the Lambs
Club, New Yoik. on a recent Sunday nlel:t,aud
the ceiling had almost been torn down because
of tbt) demonstration of ihe audience, a lay
men'ber came up to Cowles arid said: "lou
should go on the stave; there are lots there not
as good as you." Stch Is fame.
"It Is all very well to lalk of Shakespeare's
great work," said the dramatist to the Indi
anapolis Journal man, "but 1 don't see so much
in It. Wiiy, me in; n ju»t l>ad to use bis brains,
that's all. He didn't have no skirt-da ncers,
nor no sawmills, nor noihing ol that Mnd, so It
was either uiluk or lose his job. I don't
doubt tbat theie's half a dozen men could do
the same thing tight vow if tuey had to."
■J he new ci.mue for first nights ban beeu or
ganlzid in Paris and now offers its services to
managers and authors. The terms are 1000
francs for 50, 1400 francs for 75 aud 1700
fraucs for 100 claquers. These teims are ex
clusive of admittance and libretti.
ffhe proprleioisliip of "The *ostonlans" Is
now represented by Messrs. Barnabee and
MucDonald. Tom Karl has sold out all bis
righi. title and interest.
Ciiarles R. Pope, after a spell of diplomatic
life in tbe service of tbe United Stales as Con
sul in Torouto, C nada, has returned, to thea
trical management. He is engineering General
Gordon for a lecture season.
Manager Augustus Pltou has had ihe costly
scenery, costumes and furniture used in his
production of sardou's "Mine. San Gene" In
sured for £30,000. In taking this precaution
Pitou belies the title of his piav. which literally
translated is "Mrs. Don't Care."
It costs about $1000 to give an orchestral
coucerl in Loudou— ssoo for the players, $ 150
f oi the hall and attendance, $125 for adver
tising, $125 for a soloist (bete you can gel a
good soloist for $25), aud {100 for sundile*.
Miss Olga Neibei!tole made a decided hit as
Camille in New Yoik. Her first play, "Tbe
Transgressor," was decried by the critics.
Sometime witliin a year Zola is expected to
arrange his ••Fault of Abbe Mouret" for the
oprratlc stage, and Masseuet is to make the
■ Stuart Robson has produced a Dew comedy
In Chicago call- d -'The iut-rlopeis, or Tiie
Feel of Venus," Dy Adrian Baibus^e. French
plavwrleht and author. Particular attention is
paid to tills iModucttou, as It Is the tim time
Mr. Rouson lias goue to a Parisian workshop
for a play. ■'■'■ '■■.:,
Marie Burroughs lias made a success In
Philadelphia with Pinero's gieat play, "The
Profligate," at the Park Theater.
Mine. Melba will make a tour of Australia,
h'-v old home, next summer.
Duse, the Italian tragedienne, is organizing
another company lor an American lour.
European Musical Items.
1 rsnsiate I from the (inzzrtta Musicals of Milan.
Verdi received an ovation on his arrival in
Genoa from Paris lately. Several of the prin
cipal bands of the ciiy accompanied Ins car
riage from the station to bis residence, in the
Palazzo Dona.
Boiio's '•Meflstofele" obtained an Immense
success In Florence recently. \ . - •
>ordica sang Elsa In '-Lohengrin" and
"Aida" in Munich, emph sizing her success in
bay tenth, where she was undoubtedly the star.
Lill Lehmann's song recital was the great.
traction of the musical season in Dresden.
Emma Calve has been cncac> for eight rep
resentations at the Eoy.l Theater in Madrid.
The Choral Socieiy of the Conservatoiy of
Geneva will give the "Requiem," by Berlioz,
this winter. ■v-v~~
Puccini's '-Manon Lescaut" was given In St.
Peieinburc with the Russian text a short time
The four hundredth . anniversary of Hans
Sachs' birthday was generally celebrated
throughout Germany. In Nur mberjj a comedy
by It Genee. with Hans Sachs as the hero, wan
one of the features. Munich and Berlin made
also great demonstrations. . ' -
Tin; new theater built in Wiesbaden will be
known a* the Court Theater. Massenet's
"Werther" will Inaueurate it.
A theater will be added to the Conservatory
of Paris so as to afford the pupils who are
HtiiUylug for the opera a chance to become fa
miliar with the BtaK>* and a public audience.*
A German gives the following statistics: lie
counts that of ■ the "evenly lyric theaters In
Germany only seven or eight slugers (new
din tie is) a y< ai are engaged, while th re are
thlity candidates for these nlace*, graduates of
the conservatories of music. The best sinjjets
receive on th ave>age only 300 marks a month,
and i be concert singers (are even worse, many
having to pay (or the chance of singing in pub
Felix JVlott directed the Wagner festival in
Antwerp. Van Dvct>, the- tenor, was soloist..
sinclng from "Lohengrin," "PaiMfal," "Der
Wai .lire" and the "" ! a«ter Singers."
, Aibei lo Frsnchettl's "Clirlstoph r Columbus"
wax successiully represented In Trevlso lately,.
Miss Walker, an America) and a graduate of
the conservatory of Di Mden, has obtained a
success' in Dresden slnEing I lie "Arioso" from
the "Prophet," by Meyerbeer, and songs by
Grieg. '- •
A marline pin and halyard Dlock joined
with minute s rands of gold .!• an unique
but pretty arrangement in cuff links.
Burnt chamois bound with a floral de
sign in etched silver are among the dain
tiest boudoir photo brackets seen this
The fad tor antique pieces in jewelry Is
still rampant, in fact ninny odd designs
■W bein? reproduced but modernized to
suit varying fancies.
Jeweled scissor* may be strictly termed
a novelty. They are n'w made in silver
or -ilver gilt and in aid with enamel or in
crusted wilh precous stone*.
Hand mirrors of French bevel plate and
a comb and brush to match mounted in
pierced and rep usse silver are especially
at ractivr and in grpaf demand.
Ladies' fob chains of woven gold and
platifia, each alternate link set witb a
slottaf of turqu i«e aod brilliants, ar*
cuie production.' of the goldsmith's art
Large old-fashioned buckle's wrought in
gold or silver and embellished with pre
cious stones or enamel are now extensively
used us a decoration lor collarettes. -
Cameos surrounded with dfamo d=,
pearls or sappajres ars again seen in a
line of medallion* for late fashionable silk
girdles and in a line of brooch mountings.
Some ; pretentious but rather emidy
necklaces recently brougntout are mounted
with drop pear!«, sapphires and rubier.
Less gorgeous combinations and designs
are sought by conn"h*»"urs.
A seasonable design for a brooch is a
cluster of grapes loruied of richly tintaJ
pearls, caught up on two leaves of sreen
enamel. The piece can also ba worn as a
bust-clasp for evenirff;oilet9.
Toilet nnil manicure sets mounted in
ebony and decorated with a floral desL-u
in silver and silver gilt deposit are partic
ularly handsome. A line inlaid with
daisies and wild roses are in poDular
demand. ■
New lines of scarf snap catches are made
in stiver and gold and designed accurately
after birds, animals and fishes. In fact
the variety is so ereat It forms n complete
menagerie and aquarium. In each instance
the bill of the lird or jaws of the animal
forms a snap catch.
As the season for euchre and whist ai)
proaches, preUy revolving celluloid disks
mounted in bright cut silver are provided
with which to keep the various points in
the game. A winning hand of diamonds,
henits aad clubs inlaid with enamel is an
additional decoration.
Just in Time.
A husband who had been ont sbootlng, but
who had not been successful, rather than re
turn borne empty banded stepped Into a shop
jind purchased a hare. "There, my ducky"
be said to his wife on returning home, "you
see I am not so awkward witb the gun after
ail. "Let me see." "Isn't be a fine fellow?"
'•My dear," said the wife, as she cairled tne
animal to her nostrils and put It down with a
gilmace, "you were quite ilrlu tv killing him
to-day; to-morrow it would bave be< v too late."
— Fieucb exchange.
The White House in Washington covers
about one-third of an acre of ground, li
is built- of sandstone and painted white.
Less Time Required for the
Mastery of Chronic iv
Maladies. '■?'..?
* . ' ■ * * .
Tb« Public la Becoming . Quite ■ Gen- •.;
erally Convinced of th«; Superior .;•;.•
Practical Efficiency of the .• '. _.y : :
. , . O.opelaod Byst«m. - .-■.:.
People of a thoughtful turn of mind, Includ- :
Ing many public-spirited physicians,- are con- : y.'-
stantly referring to Drs. Copeland, Wlnn and .
Neai's inexpensive specialty system as : a wide ; :
and well-planned " benevolence, that is to say,
as a strictly humanitarian enterprise. Sued ».-.
reference, bowever, must be accepted Intelli- ..
gently and guardedly, or It becomes misleading.
Drs. Copeland, Winn and Neal treat all
chronic maladies at a never-d viatine fee" .rate. „
of $5 a month, including all the required medi-
cines. But a low fee In itself it no -more evi-
dence at essential humanity tbau a low price
for cheese or beans Is evidence of clear charity. ■
A medical system becomes benevolent- In scope
and operation only when it makes the saving of
human life and the alleviation of Lnman dlv
tress a more immediate purpose than pelf and
profit, just as bread becomes a charity wh .
offeied at a loss In times of • suffering . and
hunger. . . ' •• .'•'.'. '.'-.'
Now, the main characteristic of this, specialty :
system Is not simply thai Drs. Copeland, Wton -.
and Neat offer a low lee, but because for that
row tee they provide, a method, of treatment •_:
more Intelligent, etlectlve and successful than
any of the other live-fold or ten-fold more ex* '
pensive methods now in vocue. • .
bat is most excellent and admirable in the -
system U th.it It represents the Improved treat-
ment of chroulc maladies— * treatment that .
must in the nature of thluc be as applicable to
the Infirmities of the rich as to those of tbe
poor, because itch and poor are alike in dls-
rase, as they are alike In mortality. Thus the
wealthy classes, when in great sutlerlng or
great peril of life, from deadly waste or deadly
blight of catarrh or lung i rouble or kidney tils-
ease or other chronic malady, seek lhl> inex-
pensive system, not from any unwillingness to
pay like prices for au ending i,f their danger
| and distress, but because under this treatment,
though the fee were; but. a fr»rt lilnpr. they feel
that recovery Is more assured and more speedy
than by other methods, however i>iet<-mloiw
and expensive. They take the treatment for lit .
remedial efficiency, without any thoucht of the :
"merely nominal fee." Just as they buy a news-
paper lor good reading, wilhout auy thought of
the money It costs. ..■ '": . : ;. ■ :
But the Trip I) id Him No Good—
the Results of the Copeland:
';■'._•. ■'■■' '■" •' Treatment.. : .
Mr. A. Kiatm, a pioinlii'iit architect and
builder, retired, who lives at 5 Cheuery street,
"I suflereil for ten or live years from V
c.itarrh, and In. the t>n«t year or two it had be-
enme so bad that L.was "forced to retire from '
business.. It began In the ■ usnal . way. a bad .
cold that' would 'h.iiii! on in nine of all that I ..
did, Ir gradually grew worse until I could .
scarcely stand the suffering*. I gave up my. ..
business »nd took a trip to Europe, but had to .. -
come back without any benefit.-. I tried patent :
remedies but notutnc pave: me- any relict tmtll
I look treatment at the Coi>e!and Medical In-
stitute. ■ . . ;••' . - ■ ■: . • r /. ■; . ; ••" •
• • "After readinc of their success in so many .'■
cases I decided I would give their treatment a .
trial. The small ft>es could not lose me much- "
In case ot failure, but lam happy to say ii was .
nnt.a fallme. I beean io improve Mmost at -
once, mi now. feel a great deal belter than. I '
have for yea' «. I feel sure that I will soon be .
well as ever I was." . , . :' .
Another clergyman and a justly famous one
In the Baptist denomination,' lire U v. S. V.
Marsh, .iddalils testimony. Below Is given the
letter, dated October 22, 1804. received from
Mr. Marsh from the uu.-i's present home, ;
Monon^atiel-i City. Pa., where he Is pastor of
the Ffisi Baptist Church: \. .
■ It .fiord* me pleasure to L'fve my testimony
to th benefit I have received from your treat-
ment. .For a number of years I have suffered
from i throat affection. Last winter in along .
series of meetincs I talked with a severe cold,
and the.lriltnilon was not only Increased, bin
ex ended to my lube*, and I became so short
of breath thai I talked with difficulty, i was
subject to coughing and raisine »-very roorninz
: and often at other times. A frleud "<.lvi<» d me
to try trea ment with you. I did so, and have
been almost entirely relieved My voice I*
natural, and. I speak with as much ease as I ■■'
ever did. My experience with you has been
very satisfactory. Hoping you may be emi-
nently successful in ministering to the relief of
suiteiing humanity, 1 am, slucerely yours
•..-..- ... ;.. ' ■- S.V. itf AKBJJ.
The Treatment for All Chronic Dis-
eases Is Only $5 a Month, ;f,
■ : Medicines Included.
; Are you afflicted with DEAFNESS?
. Do you suiter from DYSFfcfSIA.?
. Have you severe BRONCHIAL trouble?
Are you a «ufferei from ASTHMA?
: ' Do you Miffer from RHEUMATISM?
Do you suffer frah> HEAHT troubles?
Do you suffer from LIVKK complaint?
. Do you suffer from NERVOUS "roubles?
Do you suffer from any CHRONIC DIS-
If you do, the only cost for ail treatment and
medicines is $5 a month, and no better treat-
ment is known than that of the Copeland sys-
tem. • • . ; .
Every mail brings additional proof of tbe suc-
cess of the home or mall treatment. ■ ..
• George W. Tungatedf Monrovia, Cat, writes:
Dear Doctors: My son. who bad <"> long
Buffered from chronic broncnlal catarrh, ha*
so far progressed under your admirable mall ...
treatment that, he will need no more mcdi- ••
cines. , I consider him entirely cured, thanks .
to you. Bavin* suffered so long I was afraid -.
that he could not be cured.. mid the improve- ..
ment being rather slow we b came discour- ■
aged, but acting on your advice we persevered, ..
and now r«M the benefit of that perseverance. .-.
as be is again well and hearty, without a trace
of his former trouble. We thank you sincerely,
and shall always recommend your treatment •
when and wherever we_have the opportunity.
If yon cannot come to the office write for •■
»«y|Hpt«m blanK. vj
$5 A kVIbNTH.
So fee larger than $5 a month asked for any
disease. Our motto Is: "A Low Fee. Quick
Cure. Mild arid rainless Treatment."
Tie Co jeW Medical Institute, ;
916 Market St, Next to Baldwin Hotel,
Over BeamJsh's.
A. C. WINN, M.D.
J. G. NEAL, M.D. •
. SPECIALTIES— Catarrh and all diseases of
the Eye, Ear, Throat and Lungs. Nervous
Disease!". Skin Diseases, Chronic Diseases.
Office Hours— 9 a. m. to Ip. m. 2to 5 p m v
7to 8:30 p. m. Sunday— lo a. m. to 2 p. m. ** ' "
- Catarrh troubles and kindred diseases treated
successfully by mall. Send 4 cents in stamps
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