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6 TOE 0MAIIA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 5, 1009. ,
What is Going on in
NCE again haa the worm turned;
thla tlma an actor lady of much
notoriety, and aom little note
takea hrr pen In hand am'
through the medium of a pop
ular magaslns exacerbates the
humble and possibly unnccraaary dramatic
critic by telling him he la: (a) Incompe
tent, often prejudiced, and never fair; (b)
that he la venal, aubaervient, and afraid
of hla job; (c) that he la employed by a
press that I notoriously corrupt and
whose standards of art are measured by
the dollar mark; and so on through a long
Hat of cateprorlral accusations. Cut moat
of all, this offended actor lady Inslsta that
the greatest of the dramatic critic's of
fenses la that he will not allow the actor
ladles or the actor gentlemen to have any
privacy In their llvfs. lie persists In
dragging them before tho public, espe
cially aa to their doings or undoings that
are not shown across the footllffhts. 8he
says If the press wonM only deal with
what takes place on tho stnjre and Ignored
completely what takes place off the stage,
all would be well, and If the critics would
not waste time In looking Into tr.e moraia
Of the drama, but would concern them
selves alone with "the one grcnt dramatic
purpose of the drama, which In to visual
ise the conflicts of tho l:U in soul, and
to eftablish the ultimate triumph of the
Ideals which It haa pictured," everything
would be Just as lovely. In tee course of
her general Indictment and argument In
support thereof she say;.: "1 -.vould only
point out that unless actors and actresses
are regarded by the Aineru an press with
the same degree of attuntlon shown to
their temporal frailties that Is shown them
by their Immediate friends, there will be
no clearer understanding In the public
mind of the differences be tween an actreBs
behind the footlights and an actress In
her private life."
In this latter sentence" dwells something
Of occasion for due reflection. It la pain
fully true that an Inordinate amount of
attention Is paid by the public presa of
America, and for that matter of some of
the other countries, to the private lives of
the folks of the theateis. And It Is
equally true that the great majority of the
actors and actresses of America suffer In
public estimation because of the private
lives of the few. The press Is not to blame
for this; It may be and likely la true that
a certain class of newspaper publications
give too much publicity to the scandalous
doings of those few members of the the
atrical profession who bring the rest of
the stage folks Into a bad light before the
public; but this same class of newspapers
also pursues anybody or anything that
savors of scandal, because they cater to
that element of the reading: puhllo that
prefers to have the malodorous events of
the day rather than the good. And, Just
aa the off-color play gets the biggest j
crowds, so do the off-color newspapers at
tract the most readers. This leavea the
conclusion on this point too obvious to re
quire debate. The manager, ' looking for
mere money, Is certain to point to his box
office receipts as Justification for offering
the play that decency condemns; and the
publisher, actuated by the same motive,
shields himself behind his enormous dally
sales when accused of catering to low and
vicious tastes. Some actors conduct them
selves off the stage In a way to bring dis
credit upon themselves, and there's the
trilogy complete. Manager, publisher and
actor aa a class condemned because of the
wrong doing of a few over whom the many
can exert but little if any control.
Dramatic criticism Tn America Is open to
the general objection, more or less hazily
expressed by the lady actor-writer, that It
Is free and easy, and often considered more
from the aspect of generosity to the criti
cised than from the standpoint of even
and unalloyed Justice. This phase of the
question Is not . always, nor even often,
taken Into consideration by the offended
player when he seeks revenge verbal or
otherwise upon the offending writer. It
may be said, and truthfully, that only a
very few American actors Or American
plays warrant serious attention from the
critics. For the most part they are r
viewed mainly with the ever present know!
edge that they are men or women working
for a living, and probably doing the beat
they can do to earn It. To these the critic
la ever generous; he may not be doing his
full duty to the public in thus tempering
his critical character towards common
place or even mediocre efforta on the stage,
and yet he Is supported by considerations
of juatlce that after all are the real basis
for worthy criticism. And with the highest
possible regard for the talents of the lady
actor In question and the hope that she
will endeavor so to conduct her private life
that It will occupy leas of space In the
public prints In the future than It haa In
the past, the subject will be laid over as
WOODWARD STOCK SKASOX PLANS
Eva Lang and Albert Horrltos to
Lead t'ontaay at Boyd.
Manager O. D. Woodward of the Boyd
theater announces a special summer season
of stock Derforinancea bv the Woodward
Stork company, which long ago established
Itself with Omaha theatergoers. The open
ing bill will be "The Rose of the Rancho."
This play will be given for the first time In
Omaha at the opening performance at the
Boyd Sunday matinee, May 16. The piece
has just closed a specially successful en
! gagement at the Auditorium theater in
j Kansas City, where It was the greatest
! production of a long season made notable
by many of the best productions which
j Manager Woodward has ever made. Sev
I eral of these productions have - been se
j lected for the Omaha engagement, among
' them being "My Wife." "Sunday," "Merely
i Mary Ann," "The College Widow," "Brown
' of Harvard" and "The Marriage of William
! Ashe." These playa won notable exprea
1 alons of approval from the patrons of the
' Auditorium theater.
; Mr. Woodward announces that Miss Eva
i Lang, who Is a general favorite In Omaha,
will be the leading woman, and Mr. Albert
' Morrison, another favorite, will be the
leading man. Other members of a specially
competent company will be Frank Denl
thorne. Will Davla, Miss Marls Hudson,
Miss Henrietta Vadere, Mr. Frank Dudley.
Mr. Ervllle Alderson, Mr. George C. Pearce,
! Miss Cora Belle Bonnie and Mr. Charles
l L. IJndholm. almost all of whom have ap
peared In Omaha on numerous occasions,
I and most of whom have established them
j selves aa general favorites here.
I "The Rose of the Rancho" Is a powerful
' emotional and pictorial drama of ecuthm
I California by David Belaaco, telling an
Interesting story and enlivened with some
I of the most exquisite humor which Mr,
j Belaaco haa contributed to the literature
of the stage. The play is in three acts,
each strikingly different from the other
I and constituting a trio of beautiful stage
I pictures The play Is founded on incidents
; which occurred at the time California waa
cdd to the United States as a result of
tho Mexican war. It Is baaed on historical
, events and persona who actually lived and
i took part la them have been transferred to
' the stage by Mr. Belaaco. The keynote
' of the story Is the bitter prejudice of the
' fpan'sh cttlsens of Lower California, who
! had lived so long under the Mexican flag,
for the "gringoos," or Americana, who had
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In her new play, "Sham,". Henrietta
Crosman has scored one of the genuine
and most emphatic successes of (he season
In New York. The first presentation of
'Sham" In Manhattan was made March
27 and It haa been performed at Wallace's
nearly fifty times. Its reception by the
New York critics and the it.terest It has
aroused among all classes of play-goers
Indicates that it will be an Important fea
ture of Broadway's amusement program
for many weeks. In "Sham" Miss Cros
man appears aa Katherlne Van Riper, a
young' woman member of New . York's
exclusive social set. Upon the death of her
father she Is left with a finely assorted lot
of luxurious tastes and an Income of only
$J00 a month with which to gratify them.
To support the exalted social position
which belongs to one of her family she
becomes a society grafter and her resource
fulness tn obtaining the fineries which she
Just defeated them In a bloody war shortly
before the period of the plsy. The gov
ernment passed a law requiring the new
citizens to register their lands with this
government, but before peace waa finally
brought to the dreamy "land of tomorrow"'
a groat many regrettable crimes and op
pressions were committed by unscrupulous
Americans. A series of these spoliations
furniahes the basis fot the more dramatic
episodes of "The Roe of the Rancho."
Tho ftrct act takes place In the garden
of an old Spanish miaelon in San Juan.
Keamey, a young Amoiican official, has
been In the vicinity for a coupue of weeks
trying to suppress the lawless American
adventurers and to prevent crimes against
the stubborn and proud Mexican cltisens of
the country. Juanlta, the daughter of
Senora Ktnton, whose father was an Amer
ican, la betrothed by her mother to Don
Luis, a fop from Monterey, but Juanlta
has ftillen tn love with Kearney. Tho good
priest. Padre Antonio, takes the girl gently
to teak for opposing her mother's wishes
and both Don Lula and Kearney presa
tholr ault for the girl's hand. The whole
first act Is full of delightful comedy, clos
ing wtlh Juanlta throwing a geranium, a
symbol of love, to Kearney, and rejecting
the suit or Don Luis.
The second act opens with a fete In
honor of the bethrothal of Juanlta and
Don Louis. This stage picture Is beautiful
In the extreme and Is typical of the gor
geous kvnd of Mexico. Juanlta, however,
at a solemn moment of the ceremonies,
refuses to become bethrothed to Don LuIh
and declares her love for Kearney. At this
time Klncaid, an American adventurer who
seeks to get possession of the Kenton
ranch, appears to oust the people who
own It. Kearney comes with him to pro
tect Juanlta and her family, but the girl
believes he Is In league with the plunderers
and he Is unable to undeceive her while
Klncaid Is j resent. There Is a tremen
dously powc-' il scene, closing with Juanlta
i listen to Kearney's ex
i Is ' that he has sent a
lister the lands and save
them to the -that
nf.r.s. Klncaid, believing
on his side,, agrees to
!ng before drwlng the
e third act takes place
wait until n
on the housetop of the rancho, where the
membera of the family have taken refugo
from the drunken gang of Klncaid. Kear
ney Is anxiously awaiting the return of
his messenger with the register documents.
He appears at the critical moment and the
situation Is saved. Klncaid la outwitted and
Kearney and Juanlta are united, Don Luis
gracefully yielding to his rival.
Miss Eva Lung will be seen In the role
of Juanlta, Mr. Morrison will be the Kear
ney, Mr. Denlthorne will be Don Luis,
Mr. Davis will be Klncaid, Miss Hudson
will be the Benora Kenton, Mr. Llndholm
the priest, Mr. Dudley the Lieutenant
Harklns and Miss Vader the venerable
COMING TO THE till A II A TIIEATRKS
Attractions of Note to Be Ibtns at
"The Red Mill." by Charles Dillingham's
company, will be seen at Boyd's tonight
and Monday night, "The Red Mill" marks
the nineteenth compute music ul piny by
Victor Herbert, every one of . which has
scored an undeniable success and have
proved the vehicles for most of the dis
tinguished musical stars of the present
dsy. Henry Blossom, the author of the
book and lyrics, has already come to the
ont place as the American Gilbert, each
of his writings having, like Herbert,
proved Immensely successful. Messrs.
Blossom and Herbert have worked with
such intelligence that the former has suc
ceeded In telling the adventures of a frisky
pair of young Americana who are "doing"
Europe tor the first time, but who atrike a
snag In cne of the small villages of Hol
land ahen their money gives out, and ths
, . f
cannot afford without paying for them
marks her as a genius. Eventually there
comes Into her life a man who makes her
practices seem despicable, but by that
time her debts have grown Into a tidal
wave of responsibilities which threatens to
engulf her. Her victory over the conditions
thus created Is the climax to as Interesting
a story as haa been told on 'the stage In
a long while. Miss Crewman's perform
ance of Katherlne Van Riper Is unques
tlonably one of tho most notable triumphs
of her professional career. Her portrayal
emphasizes her right to be called the pre
mier of American comediennes. .
Miss Crosman la very well remembered
In Omaha, her father, Major Crosman,
having been atatloned here In connection
with the headquarters staff of the Depart
ment of the Missouri. She attended the
Omaha public schools, and many of her
former schoolmates still have their homes
moat amusing complications follow, which
lead them to assume all klnda of dlBgulaes.
The muslo of Herbert is of 'the whlstleablc
kind, and satisfied not only mulo lovers
alone, but the masses to whom song Is one
of the greatest delights.
The Royal Vendes Artillery band, which
will appear here next Tuesday, May 4, at
Boyd's theater, Is an organization twenty-
six strong, under the able leadership of
Director John Ekblad. It Is on exceptional
favor for a regimental band of the Swed
lull army to obtain a leave of absence long
enough to Insure for it an American tour.
The SwedlBh government Is also very care
ful to secure in advance every possible
guarantee that the tour, when decided on.
will be successful In every detail. The
regimental musicians are soldiers of the
regular army, and anything to Injure their
prestige or success Is by the government
considered as Incompatible with the dignity
of the army. But the music that such an
organization as the Royal Vendes Artillery
band renders Is well worth going to hear,
even If a double amount of restrictions
and precautions than those actually taken
were to be enforced. The military music
of Sweden Is world famous for Its excel
lency, and the Vendee band has also won
much glory for its string band music-
John Drew, who will be seen at the Boyd
theater on Friday and Saturday evenings
and Saturday matinee, brings with him this
time one of the best comedies that haa
been presented this season. "Jack Straws"
that's the title of the new piece was de
scribed by a London critic as "light as a
feather and saucy as a sparrow," and that
fits it exactly. Because Its hero assumes
a title to woo the girl he loves, some per
sons have noted Its resemblance to "The
Lady of Lyons," but the resemblance ends
right there, and for up-to-date theater
goers. Mr. Maugham has treated his theme
In a far more entertaining way than Bui
wer did. This Is tr.e flist of Mr. Maugham's
plays that was presented In America, and
j everyone who has seen It Is anxious to
! see more of them. His plot In this piece
Is extremely simple, but he presents It so
whimsically that the audience quite loses
sight of the fact that It isn't a much
deeper and more Involved story. The dia
logue Is always witty and clever and at
the same time It Is entirely natural. The
situations are most amusing and there Is a
vein of kindly satire that adds greatly to
Its Interest. Above all. It Is a splendid
evening's entertainment, and that Is what
most people go to the theater for. The
role of the hero, an eccentric Poraperanlan
prince who ia discovered first as a waiter
in a swagger London hotel disguised in a
false beard and who afterward assumes
his own, rightful name and title to woo
the. young woman he has fallen In love
with. Is one that might have been written
expressly for Mr. Drew, so well does it suit
htm. There Is a fine part, too. for Miss
Rose Coghlan. a sort of modern Mrs.
Mulaprop, and she makes ths most of her
opportunities In It. Miss Mary Boland,
Miss Adelaide Prince, MUs Grace Hender
son. Frank Goldsmith. Edgar L Daven
port, Mario Majuronl, E. Boldence Powell
and Edwin Nlcander go to complete one
of the best casta seen here in a long time.
The snnouneement that Mme. Kenny
Llpsin, the great Yiddish actress, would
play a return date at Boyd's May and 10
should be welcome news to her great num
ber of admirers In this city. She has
since seen here last December engaged an
ei.tlrcly nw company, which Is much
stronger than her former cast. She will
present two plays on this visit On Sun
day evening. May I. "Her Past." by Z.
Llbln, will be the bill, and on Monday
evening, Msy 10, "Ths Power of Love,"
by L. Coorin. Both of these plays were
written especially for this great artut, and
scored a tremendous success when pre
sented by ber for nearly a year at the
World Briefly Told
Thalia theater tn New York City. Beats
for thla engagement will go on sale on
Thursday, May C
When the dramatlo editor of the N I
York Herald wrote, over twenty years aji,
the line, "Blue Jeans will never wear out,'
he was applying It to Joseph Arthur's fa
mous pastoral drama, "Blue Jeans," which
Is to open a week's engagement at the Bur-
wood theater starting this afternoon. That
he wrote truly la shown by the continued
interest In this drama, which was the first
to Introduce a real sawmill on the stage.
The plot Is laid back In Indiana In the
little village of Rising Sun. Much of the
action haa to do with the local political
strife between Perry Bascom (to be played
by Mr. Gray) and Ben Boone (Mr. Todd).
The play Introduces many typical Indiana
characters, also the Rising Bun Roarers, a
rural brass band of campaign times. The
return from the barbecue with the steam
ing, roasted carcass fit June's pet bullock,
is also a novel scene. Matinees will be
given today, Tuesday, Thursday alnd Satur
day, To follow "Blue Jeans" the Burwood com
pany will present "The Girl From Out
Yonder," which will be found to be of
absorbing Interest from the first line spoken
to the final curtain. It Is touchlngly full
of homely pathos and effective climaxes.
The Manhattan company In support of
Mrs. Flske, who comes to the Burwood
theater May 17, Is and 19 tn "Salvation
Nell," numbers more than fifty people. In
cluded among whom are Ho brook Bllnn,
Mary Madison, Hope Latham, Qllda Vareal
In fact, the original company direct from
the Hackett theater. New York City. '
On May SO, a and It "The Blue Mouse"
will be presented by Sam 8. and Lee Shu
bert'a company. Just now tt Is enlnvlnr
an exceedingly prosperous two weeks' en
gagement at the Shubert theater in Kan
"The Patriot," a one-aot opera founded
on an Incident 'n the Ufa of George Wash
ington, will be one of the features of the
bill which opens at the Orpheum this aft
ernoon. It is the Joint work of Messrs.
Stange and Edwards, who colaborated on
"Dolly Varden," and will serve to Intro
duce Miss Helena Frederick, a singer who
has been associated with the foremost com
panies and who is said to likewise possess
hlstoranio talents. The company carried
Is a large one and the production complete
In every detail. "At the Sound of the
Gong." with Us realistic match, has
proven one of the biggest acts ever seen
In the vaudeville houses. Tom Wilson ap
pears in the role of the hero, a gentle
man pugilist Seldom's "Venus" repre
sents the highest development In the art
oX "living statuary." Among the groups
posed are "Sampson Bound" and "The
Fountain." Agnes Mahr, the dancer. Is as
sisted in her specialty, called "The Amer
ican Tommy Atkins," by her sister Flora.
"The Mississippi Mock Bird," as John Kel
ler Is called, will render the whistling spe
cially which has won him no little suocesa
The Sisters Milch were formerly with
Chevalier Emanuel's Symphony orchestra
and later with the Thomas orchestra of
Chicago. Miss Arma is a violinist and
Mies Margaret a pianist and vocalist. Ven
triloquism Is the act of Vernon, who ma
nipulates a whole family of dummies.
Far out of the ordinary will be the organ
recital of Mr. Archey Olbson at the First
Baptist church Tuesday evening. May 11.
Mr. Gibson kindly consented, upon request
of Mr. George A. JoBlyn, to tender thla re
cital, the entire proceeds of which will go
to the building fund of the Child Saving
Institute. Mr. Gibson Is a fellow of the
American Guild of Organists and organist
and choirmaster of the Fifth Avenue Brick
church of New York City. He is regarded
as the most brilliant of organlete, having
great facility of expression. His bands are
wonderful, capable of the most extraordi
nary digital expanalon, covering an octave
and a fifth. He produces most marvelous
effect and is regarded by competent critics
as a master of hi art.
Lath gossip from stageland
Intimate Chat Aboet . Well Know.
Actors ass Authors.
"The Servant in the House." In Its Swed
Li?.V.er,,on' tr'"'Jfi by Miss Htlda hm
uon atChhieRed U! roPM Produc.
wSSk s" VhnBka Ueifr, Stockholm, a
H?Hi ' . Th, c,,t '"eluded the noted
Swedish actor, Bvenberg. who Is credited
,hih t re,t uce" n tno part of Robert
Said A. L. Erlanger on hla return from
th.aUts J !",1W atK'ut twenty differed
tneaters while I was away and without ex.
ceptlon every popular song i the plaja i
r''"6,"?. TL- " American' Cat'-
wJr?. j i . c lu c"ange even the tunes.
XuT2!. 'ff' 5 different,"
cept to put the real authors' and I com
posers' names on the programs. As for
these musical plays themselves? they we?I
mainly those for which we havo bee
paying royalties for several years peat to
Jonn J. McNally. Our niiuirari
buy foreign musical plays, protect them
and pay royalty on them ' hot hL
ours piratically and resent the fact that
propriauon." " rUl'" mmn thelr
Miss May de Souaa. who has bsen a pon
tilar musical comedy performer In both
London and Paris since she took her de
parture from her native shores three years
ago, w II sail from England early ne"
to iMnd the summer with her pi
rents In Chicago.
rfr(2lC?,i,",n ?rln 3onn threatens the
dramatic for the operatio field, end with
if.fi. tnd l1 vle-w n" ha be coaxing his
singing voice for some years. Evidently
a. 1?lrlr O'rmined 9 Mlow In thi
Alloc Nielsen course, fo, when a New
York manager offered him the leading role
In an Important producUon scheduled for
next sesson ke was firm In his refusal Hs
could not even be tempted. "It s opera or
bust." he is said to have declared.
Miss Bertha Kallch has severed her con
nection with Harrison Grey Flske and
next season under ths management of tht
BhuberU, will appesr in an emotlonsl role
" amarlcan drama by an unnamed
Mra Flske. then playing In Boston, and
Miss Lotta Crabtree went out to Harvard
university one dsy last week and had aft
ernoon tea with the editors of the Harvard
Advocate. It all happened quietly and only
the Inner circles at college were honored
with Invitations to the reception. W. O
Tlnckom-Kernandes. assisted bv Edward
Sheldon, the Itu graduate who wrote
f'3alvallon Nell," received the guests. -
Fred O Latham, atage director for
Charles Dillingham, la tstlng applicants
for chorus positions In "The Candy 8hop,"
dlsoovered a young man possessed of s
phenomsnslly high tenor voire. As just
such a voire wss needed In the new pro.
ductlon, Latham was all eagerness to csp
ture the prize, snd. reaching for a con
tract, he began to fill eot the document,
"What Is your nams?" was the first
"P Mcrsrthy." the mn replied.
"McCarthy" seemed tn indies' whit the
"P." stood for, serf T.tham filled In the
na-e "Patrick McCarthy."
When the tenor exam'nerl the contract a
pussled look nverapresd his rmintensncs
i-a tvn sils:
"You've made mistake, sir. My name
Is Plantagenet McCarthy."
Francis Wilson made Ms how as actor
and plavwrigtit during his Bsltlmore en
gagement laat wwek. when he "tried out"
at a matinee performance a little thin of
Ma own called "The Bachelor's Babv."
The role he fashioned for himself Is that
of Tom Beaeh. grouehv bachelor, who
has come to believe that children In a
household are a source of tremendous an
noyance. This view keeps him from mar
riage. In the midst of his perplexities be
finds himself the sole guardian of a 6year
.id niece, who mistakes him for her father,
. i twin brother. If. after further pe-rform-
.cea, the verdict is favorable, Mr. Wilson
... use the piece next season.
' The theaters hsve a great attraction for
the present princess of Wales, and once she
Was referred to by King Edward aa "our
musical and dramatic critic." It Is largely
upon her report that other membera of the
royal family decide whether to vlalt a
certain" play or not and particularly la thla
the case with the king and queen.
Joe Weber's faith In "Th Climax" has
been rewarded, for thla new play by Ed
ward Locke, produced as a matinee offer
ing at the Weber theater, has succeeded
to such an extent that It will become a
full grown evening attraction at the New
Yprk Majectlc, beginning tomorrow night.
After the Immense success achieved dur
ing the laat two seanona by "Paid In Full"
that play Is to be given a brief ret. It not
only made Eugene Walter, the author,
famous, but It also established some In
teresting records. Five companies have
been playing it, a couple of thorn for two
years and the other three since last sum
mer. Seventy-eight consecutive weeks Is
the record of the original New York com
pany. Sixty-one weeka have gone to the
credit of the company which atarted in
Chicago, and the thrqc other organisations
have played over forty weeks apiece. In
cluding holidays, the total number of per
formances Is 2,121, and. at a mod pet esti
mate 1,800,000 people have seen the play. In
New York and Chicago It enjoys the dis
tinction of having been played longer than
any drama in the whole history of the
American stage. Beglnnlna, early in July,
the five Paid In Full companies will start
out again to cover the country from coast
to coast and from Canada to the gulf,
Anna Laughlin, the dainty comedienne,
who haa been appearing in vaudeville with
Joeeph Howard, Is to appear In a sketch
of her own accord shortly. It Is a new
playet, written by Harry Williams, with
Its scon lain in a fashionable millinery
"Peter Pan," J. M. Barrle's delightful
fantasy. Is to find its way Into the stock
houses, and is to be given its first produc
tion under theee auspices at Milwaukee
next month. Ever since Mr. Frohman has
signified his willingness to part with the
rights the stock managers have been an
xious to secure the play. But the royalty
for a single week Is almost prohibitive, and
the scenic production and light effects also
unusually expensive. The newly formed
stock managers' association, It Is reported,
will secure the Frohman setting, and then
send it around the various companies
within Its fold. In this way the expense of
the production could be prorated and the
outlay considerably reduced.
DAnmin1o'B new tragedy, "Phedra," haa
Just been produced at Lirlco theater, Milan,
Italy, and pronounced a failure.
The Bhuberts announce tht one of their
final tmrlng dramatic productions will be
"The Revellers," a new comedy of modern
city life, by Charles Rlchman. The piece
will open out of town, and will then go to
New York for a metropolitan engagement.
The Illinois child labor law will be re
snonslble for the whimsical picture of Do
fWolfo Hopper singing a cradle song to seven
girls between the ogres ot 16 no s. in me
production, as It has been given In other
cities, children have been used In theso
parts. The song Indicates that the Pled
Piper Is sending the children away to bed
and that ho will Join them there.
Louis James will make a big production
of "The School For Scandal" next season.
Mr. James playing Sir Peter Teazle and
Ajhle James Lady Teazle.
Frank Keenan, who has been appearing
under the Belasco banner for some seasons
and who was to have been atarred under
their direction next season, has left the
fold. The end came rather suddenly and
unexpectedly, though me severence of
their relationship was said to have been
mutual and very amicable. One of the
chief reasons assigned was that It did not
permit him to assume any outside 'engage
ments when not acting in one of the
Rose Stahl has Just produced "The
Chorus Lady" In London and has made an
emphatic hit. Several years ago ahe wae
alao very well received In the vaudeville
sketch upon which her successful play was
When Hattle Williams makes her debut
next season ss a comedienne without munlc
she will have the assistance of such ele
gant players as Frederick Perry, W. J.
Ferguson, Thomaa Holding, a young Eng
lish actor who Is to be her leading man;
J. J. Horwltz. Anne Sutherland, Marian
Abbott and Josephine Drake,
The cast of "The Midnight Sons," the
new Shubert summer musical production
by Raymond Hubbel and Glen McDonough,
which Is to be the warm weather offering
at the Broadway theater under the man
agement of Lew Fields, la now complete
and the company will aoon be ready for
the out-of-town opening. Prominent In the
cast are George Schiller, Harry Fisher,
Denman Maley, Frits Williams, Joseph
Ratllff, Lotta Faust, Msrian Stanley. Lin
den Beckwlth, George Monroe, Lillian Lee,
Taylor Holmes, Vernon Castle, Msrtln
Brown. Carrie Bowman and Gladys Moore.
The piece is In two acta and seven scenes
and will be poduced by Ned Waytmrn.
Mr. E. H. Sothern, now playing In Bal
timore, haa denied to Messrs. Shubert that
there waa any truth whatsoever In the
story printed In the New York World In
timating that he would appear next sea
son under the management of the firm of
Klaw aV Erlanser. thua breaking his pres
ent relatione with Messrs. Shubert. This
statement waa not Incorporated Into the
Interview with Mr. Sothern, but appeared
as another of the famoua aeries of World
In his Interview ss printed In the World
Mr. Sothern said that he would manage
hla own affairs next season. Messrs. Shu
bert beg to call attention to the fact that
Mr. Sothern has managed his own sffalrs
for the last two vears: mat Ms relations
with Messrs. Shubert haa been that Mr.
Le Bhuhert has acted as business man
ager for Mr. Sothern's sffalrs snd Mr.
Rnthern has played exclusively In Shubert
thesters throughout the country. This ar
rangement will continue In force.
David Belasco seored a rolnt on Ms ron
frers rerentlv. The nera1nn wss th" f rt
performance In A-r!es of a new Pernnan
rnmertv ent'Hd. "Die Thur Ins Frele," t
the In-'ng Place theater. New York, ftt
iirnsuellv favornhle were the reviews the
followlnr mrn1nr that nearlv every men.
eger In the r.ltv hustled riout endeavoring
tn seeur th HhM to the nleo. Not so
Mr. Tarly Bird puen. for h had been
mmlr of tv f'rt 'ht B"dl""re. and
ten mnut efter th fs' f he final rur
ta'n he h been 'n nent'st'on with the
rTNr.ntt1v ef the ai'tvora. Oscar Blu-r-entv-sl
sni Outsv Ksdelhurg sre respon
sible f"r the new rnrnfoV snd they will be
renmbr,fl f th uthors of "At the
White Horse Tavern."
An actress In RelsTarle sccepterl the lesd.
leg purt In new sentimental T!av. "The
Flirt." Her htishnd. Toss Premwltch
whn vm nt In th plsv. killed her end
then Mmself. He left s lMr savin thst
he hsd slreadv warned her asa1nt anv
lrn realistic Performance whleh woulil goad
hit 1 to a desperate act. So much for
Song Recital of
FIRST DAP1IST CHURCH
Tuesday Evening, Ma'7 4.
Reserved Rents on Salt at Host's,
1818 Douglas Htreot.
Prices 7.V- and fl.(X)
AL'OCST M. BORGLVM
Assisted by pupils of
Mrs. Mabelle Crawford-Welpton and
Mlsa Anna Bishop
Wednesdsy Evening, May k.
Admission by Invitation.
Book bj Henry Blossom. Music by Victor Herbert.
Company of Sixty Including
"THE FAMOUS SIX DUTCH KIDDIES,"
And the Handsomest Array of Pretty Girls Ever Seen In
a Musical Flay.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY EVENINGS. SAT. MAT. Seat Sale Tomorriw
CHARLES FROHMAN Presents
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Exceptionally fine musical program every after
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Miss Blanche B. Mehaffey, the charming soprano
Blnger of Cincinnati, will sing every afternoon
and evening, accompanied by Green's Band.
This will be a show that will furnish both
entertainment and instruction for everybody.
Shows opens Thursday evening. May 6th, at 7.30,
by wireless message from President Taft through
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Adults 25 cents
Children . . . 1 .
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May 17, 18, 19 Mrs. Ptsks and ths Manhattan company in Salvation KsU."
May 30, 81, SS Sam S. and X.M Shub.rt's company ui "Ths Bin. Mousi
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"At tho Sound of tho
A Dramatlo Episode of ths Prlss
Ton Wilson and Cast of Twenty flu
Introducing' An Actual and Bsallstle
First Amsrlcan Appsarano of
Znoouparatil Bsprsssntatlon of tn
World's Plastlo Statuary.
Ths Amsrlcan "Tommy Atkins."
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THI AMXaUCAJT TZBTVOSOS
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Tho Misses Milch
Ylolltt, Piano and Tooal,
Taa Clsbiatsd TsatrUoalst
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8ololsts, soprsno, t.nor, contralto, hnaa,
In ths Messiah and Hiawatha's M'stfJlD
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