THE ANACONDA STANDARD: SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 6, 1910. i ! j LI " songs of love and romance to Nora. f I I f 1 -F ' V Then there is little Mollr, . the child f H I 74 rft that Larry loves most. She has a his'- ' Mv I - jfi ?I"Vi tary and Larry is ever trying to find I I -if J I M it .- the evidence that shall clear hla sis-- I I VHSr I 1 Ink ? ; ter's name and Molly's parentage of i M m t rhi . - 'I Jill 1 - VI 'r w S V-r J : Grace Moore, of course, has a' sweet- I I I II A Iftu VR'' iW 7 12b ' -'l'i heart, Gerald O'Brien, -who has just I 1 lilt fA &tl'A & ilS. - 4 if returned from America at the time the i ll'ffaW X'Im$ll If It i IfrV - Play opens. Then there is Michael f if ifl fffMil lhrCCXr!k 'ViM ' " O'Brien (magistrate), Gerald's father. I Sills 'lM m . I a St V IrWllW'V - and Barry McCool. a character of the U I 1(7 l 1X71 I 1 iff imlY village and desperately in love with II III if f WVf'l lr if If iUu - the 'Wdy, Mrs. O'Malley. 3 ' II II III AW' I T m It AMJ!fsl vv With these characters the author 1 "I I I VHl 1 l T& 'I 1Vto has woven a story, of interest that 1 b fi ' I I IwVI VlnU holds attention until the last curtain. I l!liS v I ir WVl MllM I lorry's love-making with Nora; how I 1 i ll II I -n il IMhVK1 I- Desmond Moorejseapes the gallows 1 liif llf 1 ' ' WVl I 1 II I--"": UmUTll !' and .his sister escapes the wb and " I iPff "' ' ' ll I U ) I , .1 "traps set- and spread for her; how I II I HSfL I I .... vU 11 III "I Squire Carlton, attempted to .murder 0 if 1 1 H li,'iW r WW II I Larry and Gerald and did throw Re- f II-' WW , I Iran over th cliff anil hnw T.nrrv I lA lff(Piy- h' 'Wf I fur scenic or thTWrtS? li '"VW , 7 X . : ;. Glen," the "Ruined Abbey," the lakes II It( ' l-l - 'I J- - . - Y . "of T-rnTarnpv and TtArriAnl rwlv r4- if J!i' lT -tfa$?fl "The Writing on the Wall," Olga Ji V-- fiW4Kal Nethersole's latest American drama, i"if V VSjWvMI "Tat the Broadway theater i'eb. Ti anr I 0 rjes vJVt, r HSOJ 23- This production marks an epoch i . rL ACaTVJln her artistic career, as it is the first "a"F fc. t HE tJ WWWMfAl IUL.II..HII II .1 I IN .I.IJI I COMING ATTRACTIONS J ..- - . ,, - lw , the band of bandits with whom her lover was associated finally decided that Belle must be their leader, and henceforth this erstwhile wife of the Knglish nobleman became a nightmare to- rthe" companies operating the stage lines between the gold camps. So daring did Belle become that the government was asked to aid in run ning down this gang of outlaws and a secret service agent was dispatched West. This officer was the English nobleman who, tiring of the nobilitv, became a detective. His stage was held up by Belle's gang and when the excitement was.at its height with Belle in-male attire- filling- the-air full of bullets, the secret service man blazed away and when the smoke of the fusillade had cleared the sleuth found that he had killed his own wife. ,. A stage coach feeling its way down the mountain side is one of the scemti features of this production. The lea'dor of the bandits also rides upon the stage on a cayuse. fourth Estate" Is forced to leave Chi cago it will begin a tour of the bigger cities or the mlddl West. Induced .by the phenomenal attendance in Chicago and in New York-, they arc arranging to play it in such cities as St. Louis, Minneapolis, St. Paul. Cincinnati, Mil waukee, Kansas City, Cleveland, JDe trolt. Pittsburg, usually one-we-ile stands at the most, for two or even three weeks, a length of engagement wnicn nerecorore not even "Ben-Hur or "The Merry Widow" have dared to attempt The cast will remain Intact, and it includes Pauline Frederick. Charles Waldron,- Alice- Fischer. Charles A Stevenson, Tom Findlay. Robert Mc Wade. Mary Marshall, Tom Hadaway, jr.. .Neil Moran and a dozen others; AT THE EMPIRE. The Empire theater will offer an extraordinary attraction this week, commencing with the performance Sunday afternoon, when the famous comical mule, Jasper, will appear in one of the funniest sketches ever written and presented by Clayton and Glenn. The act has attracted enormous crowds to the vaudeville houses in the East and in St. Paul and Minneapolis, it is said, Clayton and Glenn and the mule played to standing room only every night. TheRobinsons wilUpresent-a-muslcal act which Is said to be very clever and highly entertaining. "The Alderman's Daughter" is the title of a laughable sketch to. be "presented by Raymond and Smith. Both come here with lilgh reputations as singers and dancers and eomedains of much merits. Miss Freda Giroux will have a new Illustrated song, while, the moving pictures will be found to be both novel and interesting.- mmenclng with wed nesdav even- Ing there : will bean entire-change of programme. ... - f ..... GREAT PL A V. "The Fourth Estate." the great news paper play by Joseph Medill Patterson and Harriet Ford, authors incidentally of "A Little Brother of - the Rich," has completed its fourth week at the Grand opera house. Chicago, and despite the nornMHis-eiHwds-4vho4javw4Xnesscc during that time, its last two weeks will see equally large audiences. No play in years has the thrill, the intensity, the big, bold, brutal laying bare of facts and conditions of American life which "The Fourth Estate" possesses. And In aH the -history oi- the theater tJiere , has never been u play which was staged with tho veal- "OXE OF THE BOYS." Miss Lulu Glaser made her appear ance at the Van Curler cpera house in Schenectady. Jan. 27, in a new comedy witn music, entitled "One of the Boys. with book by Rida Johnson Toung, author of "The Lottery Man," and music y w. A. sehroeder, a hitherto, un known composer. As usual. Miss Gla ser Is under the management of the Shuberts, who have surrounded her with a company of general excellence Mrs.. Young has written for Miss Glaser a part which suitt her better than any in vyhich she has ever been seen, and she has at the same time turned out a comedy with something more than a musical comedy basis. Miss Glaser plays the part of Cherry Winstona young girl who. comes into possession of a lumber carop in Mich igan. In the management of the plant she is assisted by three men, an Irish man, Scotchman and an American a sort of modernized idea of the three guardsmen. Wealthy relatives of the girl visit the camp and determine that she .must be educated. She is accord ingly sent to New York, where she enters a finishing school, agreeing-- to- go there, riowever, only on condition that ha Bh aU--he acmm panted hy . -1 he guardsmen. Much interest was dis played in the music by Mr, .Sdhroeder, who is said, to be a resident of Brook lyn and 1s barely past the age of .21, He has been composing for. about three years. . - The cast' seen In "support of Miss Glaser includes Jobyna Howland. Dor-ris Mitchell, Irene Frlzelle, Edith 9fn clair, A.lmanore Francis, Nanon Welch, iflwaroAi. ravor. ueorge m. urananv cfthtir CunpinghimTrJjouis-B. Foley... Charles Arling, Walter Lawrence, Will iam Glaser and Harold A. Robe. MABEL TALIAFERRO ELL). Some little time ago Frederick Thompson announced that when "Springtime" . was produced Miss Mabel Taliaferro, the youngest dra Broadway-theater Bernard Daly, In "Sweet Innisfallen," tonight; the Jef-fries-Gotch combination, Feb. 7; David Warfleld, Feb. 14, 15 and 16; "Stubborn Cinderella," Feb. 20; Olga Nethersole, In "The Writing on the Wall" and "Sapho," Feb. 23 and 23; "The Wolf," Feb. 27 and 28; Louis James March S and.T. s . . Majestic Vaudeville. Family theater Cornell Stock company. " ('. 4 U Kmplre Vaudeville. ' ' Margaret theater. Anaconda Bernard. Daly Feb. 7. rjriHE cry about the Increased cost I of living finds Its echo la the the I atrical business. . Some interest- ing facts upon the subject were contained in an address by Henry B Harris at a recent meeting of the Na tional Association of Theatrical Producing Managers of America. Mr. Harris said: . "Only a few days ago one of the most prominent dramatic writers of New . York. In his Sunday column, went into considerable length, to writing: of the advisability ot charging Z for orches-J tra chalw JnheNewJTork .. theaters, . when. 30 years ago the best seats in the ; theater could be had for $1.50. We have read much of late of the increased cost ,t Hying- expenses in New York city, and X desire to remind you that the Increased cost of living has found its parallel in the theaters, with the in-creased cost of production. Thirtx 'years ago, when J1.B0 was the ruling price for the best seats in. a first-class theater, the rentals of the theaters "wer considerably less than they ere today. Taking Wallack's as an example, SO years ago the rent of this theater was $15,000 a year; today the 'rent is $50,000. Thirty years ago a leading man of the very best caliber drew an immense salary when he got $76 a week. The leading comedian in a musical comedy at that time drew about $75 to $100 a, week; today he receives from $500 to $700 a week. Then 1 v - ) ': ! J thomusiclans in the orshestrareeelved $11.50 a week; today they receive $25 a week. A production that cost $5,000 in those days was a wonderful affair, wnilejoday $35000 to $50,000 is not an extraordinary occurrence, "Du Barry"" and "Ben Hurr" cost more than $100,-000. It cost $50 a week to light a house in those days, gas being the illumina tion; while today lighting up a theater entails an expenditure of $200 a week. t ... newspaper advertising 3 years ago was 15 cents a line; blllposting was a cent a sheet, while the latter la 4 cents a sheet today. Thirty years ago, if a roan spent $200 a week advertising his attraction, it was considered the height of extravagance: In these days $1,000 a week is not an unusual occurrence. 'Although the price of our best seats has increased 33 1-3 per cent, in 30 years, the cost ot productions in many instances has increased 200 per cent. Salaries have increased, on a general average, 100 per cent. Newspaper ad vertising has increased 200 per cent. and blllposting has increased 300 per cent. So, from these figures one can readily see that the theatriealman-H agers have in no way kept up with the general Increase in price of production, and the cost of maintenance of thea- ters, as shown by the figures, is only a slight increase in comparison to the price of our best orchestra seats." BERNARD DALY In "Sweet Innisfallen.' BERNARD DALY'S FLAY. "Sweet Innisfallen," at .the Broad way tonight, is a new Irish play of romance with the scenes in the islands of the lakes of Killamey. Nothing could be more romantic in situation and theme. The story is a series of complications caused by the villainy -of Squire Carlton. The first act shows the exterior or the mansion of Fairiawn," owned by tho Moores. Grace Moore and her brother, Desmond Moore. It appears that a Lord Ashton, of unsavory reputation, was killed by the discharge of his own gun while in the hands of Grace Moore. Lord Ashton had insulted her at an accidental meeting while he was out hunting. His rudeness caused Miss Moore to call for help, which brought her brother Desmond to. her rescue. During the personal encounter that followed between Lord Ashton and Desmond Moore, Lord Ashton having dropped his gun. Miss Moore picks it up. At that moment it Is discharged, causing the death of his lordship. Miss Moore supposes sho is guilty of murder, though not Intentional. Her brother assumes the responsibility and .ei,5lntobj!fi!I'- There was an unseen witness to tTrTsTragellyronriTylPs Regan, an ex-jockey and drunkard. He is dependent upon the bounty of Squire Carlton, who is a dissolute, un principled scoundrel, whose fortunes are at low ebb. Regan informs Carl ton that it was Miss Moore that fired the fatal shot. Carlton uses this knowledge to terrify Miss Moore and demands as the price of his eilence that she marry him and that he he come the master of Kalrlawn. Miss Moore is in despair, but spurns Cart ton, who proceeds to hunt down her orother. He succeeds in havinar him captured, tried and convicted, but Squire Carlton meets manv mlshaDs during the course of his persecution of Miss Moore. Carlton has a. past and Is never free from the personal interest shown him by Larry O'Connell. Larry is a happy-go-lucky laddie of the village of Innisfallen. None knew his antecedents, but he is beloved and trusted by all. He has a quick wit and caustic tongue when aroused, as Soulre Carlton has reason to know, and their clashes are frequent. Of course. Lar ry has a sweetheart, an Irish IussIh Named Nora Shannon; they quarrel and make up often. Larry sings his 1 - A M . -' . -.ii , If r I r i, ' OLGA NETHERSOLE Who appears at the Broadway theater Feb. 22 and 23 in "The Writing on the Vvaii" and "Sapho." matlc star, would be rechristened and known in the future as "Nelf. In the" history of the stage there is no record of so sudden a change in the name of a player, particularly of one who has attained the success and popularity of miss xanaterro. "Springtime" opened and registered one of the biggest successes of the season in New York--suecess from ev ery standpoint but there was- a disappointment among the numerous clientele of the dainty little actress. Objections to her new name of "Nell" came from all sides, and queries from every quarter poured in asking why the name of Mabel Taliaferro had been discarded. Every post brought letters appealing to : her to resume her own ; name. "We cannot associate 'Nir with Mabel Taliaferro, whom we have known and loved since your child -hood,1 wroteone-of her correspond-' ents. - , ' "In all the years that I have watched your career and seen you come into your own aull-fledged star as Mabel Taliaferro I cannot associate' Nell with .the winsome and lovabh- little girl that I knew as Mabel. Why did you change it? Please "won't you go back to it?" wrote another." These numerous plaintive appeals have had their effect on the charming little actress and she and her husband, Manager Frederic Thompson, resolved to abandon the new name of Nell, end Mabel Taliaferro is now the star of Booth Tarkington and Harry Lyon Wilson's delightful play. "Springtime" is a play that deals with no psychological problems. It relates the str-ry of aiappychUdwho-laves-a nd-therr sorrows, and eventually is gladdened. And above it all Is the pungent atmosphere and blue skies of Louisiana, hineath which is Madeleine's (Mabel Taliaferro) dainty personality tripping through the story, as the flowers give forth their fragrance. "Spring-.ime" is a prose poem charmingly acted, and the audiences that jack the Liberty theater at every performance are jubilant that the little star's name is again changed to that by which every one knows her and loves her Mabel Taliaferro. m 1 a ( There's M. THEATERM Direction Considine & Sullivan W. J. Swarts Manager Week Commencing February 5 The Laughing Favorites FOSTER AND FOSTER j - - Mirth MelodySong MAZUZ AND MAZETTE Acrobatic Humorists Extraordinary : - NOODLES FAGAN ; Champion Newsboy of the World Mr. Fagan; the Boy With the National Air, Is the Only Newjboy ; Entertained by Royalty in Europe. . i . As Bright as a Poppy Field Under an Orient Sun, ; -A-' CAMILLE PERSONI AND JACK HALUDAY . Presenting the Japanese Comedietta WON BY WIRELESS i ' GEORGrANEtSON Charming Vocalist and Comedienne Late of ''Havana" LOUISE-STICKNEY'S DOG AND PONY NOVELTY A Delight for Young and Old MAJESTICSCOPE Pictures That Instruct and Entertain7 Two Shows Nightly, 7;3Q1 and 9 i Matinees Thursday, -Saturday and Sunday. Night Prices, 10c, 15c, 25c and 35c. Matinee Prices, 10c, 15c and 25k. time she has ever ... appeared in an American play. Not only Is tills an American play, telling the story of conditions and people existing in New York at the present time, but the author, William J. Hurlbut, is the rising young American dramatist who recently came into prominence by his boldness in laying bare the corruptness of a community that heretofore was iihldert-mtlef-tho guujc of Christianity.-'Miss Nethersole has surrounded her self with an American cast. It had been her custom, until last season, to bringa. Jaige company of English players with her each year, but when she deckled to adopt an American drama she also made it a point to utilize only American artists, a combination that has been especially propitious. "The Writing on the Wall" deals with an ethical question of paramount Interest to every thinking American cltizenTand one that has never before been presented on any stage tenement house abuses and reforms. It affects every home in the land and thd, far-reaching effects of these conditions existing in every large city In the country is a question that must receive the public's serious consideration. "Tho Writing. aronspd unbounded interest nnrl I Nethersole will receive an enthusiastic reception from a large and fashionable audience.. Ism and the interesting mechanical effects which Liobler & Co. have given this. Of the splendid cast it is only necessary to quote the line from James O'Donnell Bennett's criticism, which says: "The acting is absolute perf-;cti'.n," cn enconium which, coming as It does from the erudite critic ot the Beeord-Herald. is praise, indeed. Liebler fc Co. are making every ef fort to extend the triumphant run at the Grand indefinitely, but when "The FAMILY THKATKR. , "The Queen of the Highway," which will be offered at the Family theater this afternoon by Harry Cornell and his company, is u sensational attraction in the melodramatic line. It is the story of a female stage robber, beautiful, daring and perfectly reckless. Belle Gold is a daredevil and the pride of the outlaws of the days of '49. Circus riding was too slow for Belle, so she bade good-bye to the sawdust empire, incidentally forgot sh.9 had a husband, a former English nobleman, and hied away to the haunts of western terrors with a stage robber with whom she became Infatuated. Belle could wield a sixshooter with skill that made the cowboy sick at heart and she could so deftly whirl a lariat that she could tie up an antelope in the folds of a sailor's knot and practically have the wild creature of the plains sufficiently bound for shipment. Belle's feats were so remarkable that Family Theater Week of Feb. 6, Opening With Matinee Today Greatest . of All Sensational Melodramas and a Thrilller o: Thrills. By the Cornell Company "Queen of the Highway" A stirrinjr story of western life, in which a woman is a leader of a gang of bandits and is killed by the husband whom she deserted, and who slays her in the belief that she is a man, he having fired the fatal shot In his capacity as a secret service agent. Stage coach and horses will be seen upon the stage in this premier attraction. NEXT WEEK "Reaping the Harvest" Lower floor 25c, balcony 10c. Matinees Saturdays and Sun- Hays. DEMAND FOR "ARTISTS." The demand for vaudeville "artists" ipr the legitimate stage was neve greater than now. The Shuberts, for instance, are said to have under contract as many players who rank as vaudeville headliners as either of the variety booking offices. Other firms likewise have drawn from the two-a-day stage for their leading support. Musical comedy, of course, is the branch which makes the greatest de mand upon the vaudeville stage, al though in one notable Instance that of Laurence Irving and Miss Mabel Hack ney the drama has profited to a con slderable extent. While Mr. Irving, the "son of his father," Is regarded in this country as a legitimate actor, he has practically forsaken this end of the business for the music halls, and it was while appearing in the vaudeville the ater of William Morris that the Shu berts placed him under contract for a tour in "The Affinity." Other headliners now in the legiti mate arc: George Monroe with "The Midnight Pons;" Post and Russell, Al Grady. Edward Lamar, Byron and Langdon and Kate Elimore with "Dick Whittington;" Cook and Lorenz with "The Mother of Girls;" Gaston, Green and Diamond with "The Rose of Al geria;" Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth a n d Stella MayheflrXTtri T1 Bachelors;" Marie Dressier. Mabel Barilson, - Edgar Atchison Ely with "Billy;" Walter Jones, Harry, Fisher, the Marvelous Millers and Linden Beckwith with 'The Midnight Sons;" Burrell Barbaretto with Marie Dressier; Emma Carus, Al Leach and Nellie Lynch with "The Jolly Bachelors;',' Charles and Nellie King with Louise Gunning. Alfred Latoll with "Mr. Hamlet of Broadway:" Eva Francis and Dorothy Jardon with Blanche Ring; Bobby Borth. YOCNGEST OF THEM. Marshal, Farnum, the youngest of the Farnum boys, who has always played "pretty" part, is doing his best work as the ugly, cowardly oily ) Traropa a-tn "The- irgtni&a. OLD IX SUCCESS. A dramatjo writer lately referred to Mrs. Young, whose play, "The Lottery Man, has achieved a great success in New York, as being a new writer for the stage. In point of fact, Mrs, Young has had nine pieces produced, all of which enjoyed considerable success. Her first play was the romantic drama, "Lord Byron," which was played eight years ago by James Young. Her next play, was "Brown of Harvard," which was one of the hits of 1905. Two years later Mary Mannerlng produced her comedy drama "Glorious Betsy,"' Dur- EMPIRE-TOEATER The House of Quality W. Q. Lingerman, Manager The Home of Polite and Refined Vaudeville. ' CHANGE OF BILL TWICE A WEEK ' .1 Programme for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday "Engagement "Extraordinary of : CLAYTON AND GLENN Introducing the Famous Comical Mule, Jasper, in the Comedy Creation, "The Toreador." THE ROBINSONS In a Great Musical Act. ' . RAYMOND AND SMITH In the Big Laughing Act, "The Alderman's Daughter." MISS FREDA GIROUX In New Illustrated Songs. MOVING PICTURES Of an Interesting and Novel Character.' New Attractions for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings. ' Continuous performances every evening, starting, at 7 o'clock. -Admission 15c cents. Matinees Saturday and Sunday, admission 10 cents. Children Saturday afternoon only 5 cents. ing the latter part of the same season Daniel Frohman made a production of her comedy, "The Boys of Company B." For the past two seasons Chaun-cey Olcott has appeared in Mrs. Young's romantic comedy, "Ragged Robin." Lulu Glaser will shortly be seen In Mrs. Young's musical comedy, "One of the Boys." Marshal, by the way, wears glasses and has a most studious air. Recently "The Virginian" played : in Philadelphia and some of the members of the company visited Girard college. There is a rule against admitting clergymen, and the overzealous gatemaa challenged Farnum, to the great amusement of his companions. ANOTHER DENIAL. The Shuberts again come forward with a denial tat Louise Gunning will be seen under any management other than their own. The Shuberts contract with the singer yet has a year to run. , cessful but for the fact that news of their unholy enterprise reached the ears of ; an alumnus, who promptly communicated with the dean, with the result that the matinee was masklesa as well as girlless. J'SEVBX DAYS." "Seven Days," the new comedy which Wagenhals & Kemper produced at the New York Astor theater In November, ia the season's success there. It'deate with many up-to-date que-tions, woman's rights, divorce, which Is settled by the divorcee's falling Jn love and being married -over again, a-dash of spiritualism, and a - burglar on the side, who hides throughout the play in many unexpected places, and finally assists in the denouement. "Seven Days" Is bound to make a sensation when it goes on tour. . - HER 1AST FAREWELL, ' Announcement Js made that Sarah Bernhardt will make another and last farewell tour of America, this time un der the direction of W. J. Connor and playing the syndicate houses. She will open in Detroit in the first week . of next November, and a few weeks later will play at the Broadway in Butte. No more Ice rinks for Sarah. . NOT APPROVED. Those who look after the welfare of the several hundred young girls at Smith college, Northampton, Mass., do not approve of "The Blue Mouse" as an entertainment faulted to younger minds. The students, however, were anxious to see the farce and arranged for a "masked matinee." Doubtless the conspirators would have been suc- CREATES IMPRESSION. "The City" evidently has created a profound impression not only In America, but many foreign countries. That this Is the case is proved by the fact that Elizabeth Marbury, the play-broker and agent for the Fitch estate, has received oilers from managers in practically every European country for the rights to the piece.
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