The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on December 3, 1899 · Page 23
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J,.(JU4(,,.l.,!Jl..,JJI THE BB,OOKLYK DAILY EAGLE. STEW YORK, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1899. 23 SELECTING A CHURCH CHOIR. Signor Brocolini Points Out Some of the Difficulties Which Are Met With in the Committee Room of the Church How to Make Amateur Opera Successful. No. X. (Copyright, 1S99.) Chorus Choirs in Demand. I am occasionally asked which of the leading choirs la this borough I consider the best, and as a rule I refrain from giving my opinion. There arc several good ones and nasny poorer, ones in the city. It does not always follow that the highest priced choir is the best. E.ic - h soloist of a high priced quartet may be a finished solo singer, and yet the ensemble work of such a quartet may be and is frequently inferior to that of a quartet of lower paid soloists, which may be accounted for by the disinclination, sometimes on the part of the soloists, to submerge his or her individuality of voice to the requirements of perfect ensemble singing. It is a comparatively easy matter to get together a good choir, providing the church will pay for it. Some societies are willing to do so. Others are not. I refer more especially to churches which could afford to pay for a good choir, but won't. With very few exceptions they look upon a chclr as something that can really be done without, or at least a luxury that should not cost more than a few hundred dollars a year'. They hold that sacred worship is just as welcome to the Lord without what might be considered appropriate music as with it. That our Heavenly Father should be as well pleased with good music as with good preaching, or possibly better pleased with good music than with poor preaching, never probably enters the thought of the governing powers of the church. Up to a few years ago large chorus choirs - were rare in Brooklyn. I trust that I may not be accused of undue vanity if I say that the choir of the First Baptist Church, while that society was worshiping in the Academy of Music, several years ago, and' of which I had the honor to be the director, opened the eyes of those Interested in church music to the possibilities of a well trained chorus choir, and the demand for such choirs increased throughout the churches of tho city. The Eagle, on behalf of the churches and their choirs, also for sev eral years published the programmes of the "tiusic at tho evening services, and a healthy competition in good music was inaugurated, which benefited the churches largely in tho matter, of attendance at those services. Some churches that want chorus singers are not willing to pay for them; but organists and choir masters are expected to get them just the same, and they are either compelled to give up a portion of their own salaries to obtain desirable ones, or offer to teach singing or the piano for the services of others, or lose their positions if they fail in securing what the committee Itself can't get. jThis is whero the application of the Golden Rule don't count with the church. Hard - Worked Committees. When the time comes round to look up new singers, then the fun may be said to commence. The fact that the choir may have done good work and is improving every month, is of no consequence. The committee must have voice trials, and one or more members of the choir receive notice that their services will be dispensed with after the following April. The committee appoints an evening for trials of voices and invites a few friends to come to the entertainment. If the chairman of the committee is a prominent man; in the church and has given largely to the organ or choir fund, he runs the show by .tacit consent of the other two, who are mere figureheads. But occasionally Nos. 2 and 8 Insict on a voice in the arrangement; then the overture begins. Twenty or thirty sopranos have eung, for instance. The chairman likes Miss A.; No. 2 prefers MIsb B., and the discussion becomes warm. "Well, the fact is," says the chairman, "Miss A. is a friend of Deacon Silvergilt and le wants her to get the position; and I promised him - wo would arrange it that she ahould be engaged. You know, gentlemen, we can't afford to offend the deacon, for his is a liberal supporter of the church." "That is all very well, Mr. Chairman, but last year you had the tenor and the alto and agreed that this year I should choose the soprano, and Miss B. Is a friend of my wife's elster and I want her engaged," is the reply of No. 2. "Say, No. 3, am I right or wrong?" No. 3 affirms that the terms of the arrangement were as stated the year previous and adds that he thinks Miss C. is a better 6inger than either of the others. But, as she has no "pull" in the church that he knows of, he feels in duty bound to stand by No. 2, notwithstanding Deacon Silvergilt, and Miss B. Is engaged. The above is not an imaginary picture, by any means, as most of those know who have had many dealings with church music committees. Occasionally the pastor's opinion is listened to, if ho be a man of gqod taste and knowledge in musical matters or if ho shows a preference, but as a rule the engagement of church singers is one of the most absurd spectacles that can be imagined and savors more of theatrical burlceque than of the act of a body of serious Christian church officials. This state of affairs does not, of course, obtain in the Roman Catholic Church, where the rector engages the singers, the result of Which Is that thooe who are competent and do their work conscientiously are liable to keep their positions for life, or until age renders them incapable. Hundreds of, fairly good church singers have come to New York and Brooklyn during the past ten years from other cities of the Union. The desire to get to New York for purposes of study or to procure a hearing be - loro Eastern audiences, has Induced singers to come here and accept even less salaries than they were receiving at their homes. Music committees have not been slow to reap the advantage of this desire on the part of euch singers, until it has become a byword among the church vocalists of Greater New - York that if you want to get a decent salary in a church, commensurate with your ability, you must go outside of New York and Brooklyn for it, and especially so as regards the latter borough. In the Borough of Manhattan there aro many churches where people of wealth worship, and who do not hesitate to put their hands in their pockets for the benefit of the choir, so that the best artists available may be engaged. Tho result of such liberality is that nearly all of the leading concert and oratorio soloists aro engaged in Manhattan, and from year to year in tho same churches. Here in Brooklyn, however, with the exception, perhaps, of one wealthy man,'who Is Interested in a church or the Heights, there aro none who are willing to add to the choir fund from their pocket as much as is required to engage high priced church soloists. For missions, church repairs, increaso of pastors' salaries yes, there are to be found liberal men, but for the choir fund no; they eeera to draw the line at that. Then there 1b the pastor who haB no music In his nature; whose world of music is the old hymns sung in a good, stentorian manner from the chest by the congregation. "Give us congregational music," he argues. "Let the people praise tho Lord, and not a lot of hirelings." Well, he's right enough from his standpoint, to be .sure. If there is a difference of opinion as to the pitch, in which ho himself may be a prumineni figure, it don't hurt him one bit. And if the steam - siren tenor of Deacon Dynamite should collide in a duet with Sister Hammerbard'o eross - cut soprano, a smile of calm delight will illumine his placid features. He may be a good preacher; If so, his congregation has something to be thankful for. 'If he Is not, they will have an oppor tunity to exercse patience and think of the words of the poet: Vhen the west with eveninc; glows. While the clouds arrayed In elory. Shine like distant Alps before me, Oft I ponder Is the region yonder TVhere the weary find repose? Engage Singers for Several Years. It Is an evil this annual changing of singers and organists. Churches don't change their pastors and sextons yearly why the choir? What respect can choir singers be expected to have for the church they sing in when they know that no matter how good and faithful may be their services, they are liable to be dismissed at the end of a year to make room for friends of members of the congregation? Could music committees be persuaded to engage singers for at least two years, or possibly three, they would have better choirs at a lesser outlay of money than under the present system. But if repairs to tho church edifice, or an increase to the salary of the pastor, or a larger donation to church missions is contemplated, or some other cause demands a retrenchment in some particular direction, the choir appropriation is always the first to be attacked and cut down, no matter how small and inadequate it may already be. On the other hand, the members of the music committee can verv DroDerly say that as necessities may arise in the interim to compel the trustees to reduce the expenses of tho church. It would be inadvisable to make such engagements for more than a year. Amateur Opera. The question has been frequently asked why an amateur operatic organization should not be a success in Brooklyn. Many young singers are anxious to get an opportunity to appear on tho amateur stage, either as principals or in the chorus. There are no reasons why a strictly first class amateur opera company should not be a success, provided it is propeTly conducted. The great difficulty in making a success of an amateur organization is that there are too many officers and too many committees generally who don't know anything about the practical business side of a stage organization, and the needless expenses incurred, and the habit of engaging professionals or semi - professionals to sing leading roles, the high prices paid for costuming, properties, etc., generally brings tho organization to grief, sooner or later. Then there are the little differences of opinion between officials as to who should sing the leading roles Miss A or Miss B and these same officials are as likely as not totally ignorant of what constitutes an artistic singer. Then the organization becomes factional one party in the governing body opposes another in everything, dissatisfaction and resignations follow, tho subscribers drop out, the expenses of the performances exceed the receipts, the officers must go into their pockets to make good the deficiency, and if they don't do so creditors take more disagreeable steps to get their money. How to Make Amateur Opera Succeed. In a city as large as Brooklyn there is ample room for a first class amateur operatic organization. With the thousands of choir and amateur singers in the city a strong society could be supported, if managed in a practical manner by capable persons, and 'with a board of directors who are of the proper social and financial status to give the club a standing. Several church organizations in the city have on various occasions given light operas, sometimes at a gain, and occasionally at a loss. As a means of drawing young people into the church there is no question as to the efficacy of such entertainment, and the only difficulty that arises is the usual financial one. Churches need money and can't afford to back up losing entertainments. Therefore, I suggest to you, young singers, when you undertake to get up an operetta, get a practical man to count the cost for you, to run your stage, teach you to act and arrange JAMES WESTON" tho expenses. When you have the figures before you, get your subscriptions, and don't attempt to give the performance until the full amount of the expenses is subscribed for. Then allow at least 20 per cent, for defaulting subscribers, and you'll see your way pretty clearly, and . know how you are likely to come out. An amateur operatic association, properly managed, would make a good stepping stone to the professional stage for those who are equipped with voice and personal attractions; and not only would our best amateur and choir singers get an opportunity to sing operatic roles, but they would be taught to act and prepare themselves for the professional stage, if they so desired. Even tho members of the chorus would be taught how to act and move on the stage, and a high class school of light opera could thus be founded and made self supporting by moderate subscriptions for performances. A Hint to Composers. Before closing these talks, I would like to suggest to the writers and composers of cantatas, sacred and otherwise, to model their works so that they may be put upon the stage and sung and acted with scenery and in costume. Looking at the matter from a financial point of view (and I take It that every composer expects to reap something for the months of hard and unremitting work which he has given to his composition), there will be more money in it for the author or com poser if it Is put in such a shape so that it can be placed upon tile stage and sung by the choirs and church soloists, than can be got by merely selling the scores to choirs and societies for recitation purposes. It will double the interest of the public in the work to see It on the stage, with the accessories of scen ery, costume and action, on account of the desire to watch the efforts of the solo singers and even the members of the chorus in the ensemble scenes, especially when they are friends, relatives or populaT artists. Passages that might be considered weak in a recitation will, perhaps, have an opposite effect with the action and scenic accessories. There have been many cantatas sacred and secular written during the past half century, that could be put on the stage and sung. A BEDROOM IN NEWSBOYS' HOME. little arranging by an expert stage manager! of the founders have long 6lnce gone over to and they might be mane tho sources of largo ; Income for deserving charities connected with j the church. i One of the finest dramatic compositions j among tho sacred works of tho great masters 1 is the oratorio of "Elijah." Should the day ever come when some wealthy devotee of the church .viil offer to back the production of i "Elijah" on the stage, one of the grandesi pictures of modern stage - craft will be exhibited to the public and an epoch in the history of oratorio will be recorded. J. .CLARK BROCOLINI. USEFUL TRADES FOR NEWSBOYS Chaplain Blake Decides to Build a Fine Industrial Home for Those Intrusted to His Care Success Attending the Present Mission, located on Poplar Street. Poplar street is one of tho thoroughfares in the lower section or the First Ward that tilt perceptibly as the pedestrian looks toward the Fulton Ferry. Like many other highways in early Brooklyn, all sorts of architecture meet tho eye in a casual glance.' The old wooden dwelling and the modern apartment house, or a costly, up - to - date structure, frequently stand side by side. It is as interesting a ward as the borough contains If, indeed, it is not more interesting than any of the others. It harbors the very rich and the very poor, the highly educated and the sadly deficient; It has palaces and cheap lodging houses; fine granite and asphalt pavements and rough, ancient cobbles. It commands a beautiful view of the East River, has public gardens at the termination of some streets and great stretches of big, blank warehouse walls, within which great Wealth in Imports is stored. Poplar street is narrow, with scant sidewalks and a roadway of cobbles. ' Nearly all Father Blake. the houses that face each other along its stretch are old. No. 7, a picture of which is here given, hes stood for fifty years. It Ib known officially among the charities of the borough as St. Vincent's Home for Boys. In the language of the people who help it and those who patronize it, It is plainly tho newsboys' home. While it shuts no door on any of the homeless, providing it has the accommodation, few seek the shelter of its walls or the hospitality of its board outside the young, orphaned, half clad, uncared for children who sell papers on the street corners. It Is their home, their school, their church, their their AND HIS SHIP. all, in the sense that another's home is to him. Bishop Lougnlin, the first Catholic Bishop of Long Island, was Its inspiration back in 1S68. Tho church had then fine orphanages, schools, etc., but no Institution distinctively fitted to harbor these waifs of the crowding city. In June of that year tho suggestion to establish a newsboys' home was proposed to the council of direction of St. Vincent de Paul' Society of the diocese, and met with favor. Plans were discussed and in 1S6D a charter under the general laws of the state was procured and twenty - six Incorporators named to guard the interests of the new charity as follows: The Right Rev. John Lough - lln, the Very Rev. John F. Turner, the Rev. Francis J. Freel, Richard Ternan, John Lane, Maurice Fitzgerald, Thomas Code. Thomas Johnson, Francis Curran, Thomas Horan, Matthew Boylan. Charles J. O'Reilly. Patrick H. Quinn, Thomas O'Brien, jr., Bernard Began, James K. O'Mahony, Charles McfJonnell, Thomas Halpln, Michael J. Lowrey, James Or - mond, Michael rhilbin, Michael Kirwin, John M. Farrell. William Orr, William. Brown, Thomas Farrell. They were a sturdy, earnest, industrious and unselfish corps of workers. Many of them have written their names for all time on the roster of the Catholic charitable of Brooklyn. They purchased the Poplar street site with a rear building fronting on Vine street, and there the work of uplifting physically and spiritually the newsbey began. It was bard work, the work of the volunteer. It was a combination or clergy and laity that taught the word of God, tho rule in arithmetic and the page in history, and both asked for the contributions that fed and housed their young charges. These mea realized that idleness and bad company are prolific sources of evil to tho poor boys of great cities and that St. Vincent's Home, by holding out a helping hand to this clasis, was filling a long felt want. They knew they could rescue the poor boy, sorely tempted by his surroundings, from a life of shame. And they did, but performed the task in a quiet, unostentatious way. Many the majority, out their memories are green behind them. The home has fought its way from ISM to the present, caring, as best it could, for those claiming its friendship and protection. When Bishop Loughlin made his first move, he planned .'or that immediate tituf. Increasing years and the great growth of population have demanded a bigger home and greater accommodations. Bishop McDonnell sees this as plainly as Bishop Loughlin saw the necessity of tho home before it was established. He lias made the more, which Is likely to re - Pgp suit In great things for the church, charity in the general sense and particularly tho material and spiritual welfare of the newsboys themselves. Within the past year tho Bishop, realizing the importance of the work, sent to St. Vincent's Home a resident chaplain in the person of the Rev. W. L. Blake. Father Blake is a young man well fitted for the work, with just the temperament to engage the attention of hlB charges and the sure. Indefatigable industry and dovotion that made Father Drumgoole in Manhattan one of the foremost philanthropists of bis time. It is Father NEWSBOYS' HOME DINNER. Blake's desire to build an industrial school for the newsboys where they can be taught useful trades and be equipped with the means of a livelihood when they approach their majority and take other burdens on their shoulders. Already he has collected the nucleus of the necessary funds and is working hard in all sorts of weather to realize tho remainder. Out of the successes scored by other men In his profession he takes his inspiration. He realizes, too, that it was the Brooklyn home, with its thirty years of good work behind it, that furnished the idea to similar thriving institutions in other cities. "These homeless wanderers," says Father Blake, "are alway with us; their number increases - day by day. They fill our streets and lodging houses, where they live in an atmosphere of immorality and intemperance and blasphemy. Hundreds of them are forced, on cold winter nights, to seek refuge in barrels and boxes under the Brooklyn Bridge everywhere and anywhere that affords a shelter to their poorly clad and half starved bodies. 13 It not a Godllko charity to save and care for such boys? Is It not a charity, think you, dear to the tender heart of our Divine Lord, who loved tho poor so much? Is it not charity that must appeal to every true Christian heart? Let any city boast of her culture, her Intellectual activity, her colleges, academies, literary societies, her champions of advanced thought and patrons of higher education, all of which are good and commendable; but until she realizes the necessity of providing for her poor and homeless waifs she cannot lay claim to tho title of a true Christian city, nor can her people say they aro following in the footsteps of Him who said: 'It is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.' Why should we wonder at the increase of crime among tho children of tho poor, if these same children are allowed to drift aimlessly about upon the troubled waters of tho stormy sea of life, no star of hope to guldo them or hand outstretched to welcome them, no voice to tell them of the God whom they have forgotten, the God whom perhaps they never knew? Should we be astonished, therefore, when we behold along tho 3hores of the same sea of life the wreck and ruin of so many young and tender souls souls made to the image and likeness of a triune God, souls that might have been saved by the exercise of a little Christian charity?" Newsboys do not rush. into friendships with those older than themselves, even when the latter como as shepherds to the scattered flocks. They have a deal of distrust in their natures that It takes time and patience to overcome. Father Blake has been to them a shepherd. He has gone into the highways and byways in the night time to round them up and take them to a shelter where they can find food and a bod. He spends his nights in teaching them and his days in providing for them and engaging the services of others to help along their knowledge, and appreciation of good forms of entertainment. He gives them good advice, sets them straight on a wholesome life's course, saves their earnings and helps them to positions. He fosterB ability wherever he discovers it. One of his charges is a clever model maker. He never knew it until Father Blake saw his capacity and provided him with material and tools. In the picture accompanying this article he Uewsboys' Home. stands beside his creation, a model of Dewey's flagship Olympla. And a beautiful model It is, 3G2 parts flouring in its construction. The most minute details of the modern man - of - war have been scrupulously provided and Father Blake, as well as the boy, is proud ot toe periormancc. He holds It out to the friends of the home as an illustration of the great good an industrial home would accomplish. He believes his corps contains geniuses and that with a little training they could be made to command good incomes and to become self - supporting. The industrial idea ho firmly holds to be the solution of the problem he has been delegated to solve and which will form his life's work. He has a great ambition to see the day when the St. Vincent's Visitor, the organ of the home, will be absolutely a joint work of himself and the boys. They are as eager for the accomplishment of that ambition as ho is. They want an industrial school and they will hall with pleasure the day when Father Blake presents It to thum. Life In the Institution Is very agreeable to the boys. Their sleeping quarters are cozy, and always in fine order. After their dinner in tho evening, which, by tho way, is their principal mea!, they furnish their own diversion until the time arrives for the holding of the classes for Instruction. They aro apt scholars. They are not ashamed to ask questions and they demand full information in an answer. They have their gala days, as do other people. Their Christmas dinner is to them a great feast. Dcsidu a wealth of good things they have visitors and nn entertainment and live at peace with themselves and tho rest of tho world. The time seems to have come when this charity is about to make a distinct step forward. That step will be the building of its industrial kcIjoo!. OF COURSE. Little Dick Uncle Richard, what is bric - a - brac? Uncle Ricnard Bric - a - brac Is anything you knock over and break when you aro feeling for matches in the dark. Puck. w h J? L CATHOLIC CHURCH NEWS. Tho attention' of the Catholics of the city will be taken up with the mission services that are to be commenced In all the churches to - day, and there will be no dlvcriion until the close of the exercises. Friday next will be the feast of the Immaculate Conception and will be a holy day of obligation. On that day Bishop .McDonnell will officiate at the Pro - Cathedral, on Jay street - Tho mass will be celebrated at 11 o'clock and a plenary indulgence will be granted to all those who attend and comply with the necessary regulations. The exposition of the blessed Eacrament will take place in the chapel of the Monastery of the Precious Elood, 212 Putnam avenue, to - day. The blessed sacrament will be exposed for adoration all day. , On Friday the feast of the Immaculate Conception, special devotions will also be held. In the afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock, a sermon will bo preached by the Rev. David Merrick, S. J. The Champlain Assembly (Catholic Summer School) extension course of lessons began on Monday, November 21. with the biological class, under Dr. James J. Walsh, in the Do La Salle Institute, 108 West Fifty - ninth street. Tho literature class opened at Boland Trade School, Fifty - first street and Madison avenue, on Tuesday, under A. I. DuPont Coleman, M. D. Unfortunately, Mr. Coleman is obliged to retire temporarily on account of his health. His place will bo taken by Henry Austin Adams, A. M. The annual dinner of St. Francis Xavier College Alumni Association will be held at tho Hotel Savoy, Manhattan, Monday evening. Henry Austin Adams, M. A., will lecture In the lower church of the Holy Rosary Parish, on Wednesday evening, December 27. Tho subject Is "Cranks." The lecture will be given under the auspices of the Columbian Guards. Forty hours' devotion will he held in St. James' Pro - Cathedral, on Jay street, to - day. On Sunday next th devotion will Be held in the Church of the Star of the Sea. Court and Luqueer streets, and tho Convent of Mercy, Willoughby and Classon av ,nues. THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION. Tho candidate Madam, I enter your house with clean hands. The housewife Did you wipe your feet? Judge. IN KANSAS. Tourist Any curiosities around jere? Resident Yes; you'll find a non - partisan farmer up tho road. Puck. ' AMUSEMENTS. MONDAY x thursdm Saturday POPlflAa PLAYS AT POPlI.AIt PIIICES. COMMESCISti MONDAY MATINEE DEC. I The Greatest American Play Ever Written. GILLETTE'S SERVIC PRESENTED WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL SCE.VERV AMI EFKKCT. A PHENOMENAL CAST. - oncen rasg MLLE. MAItZELLA. 3 fil l'I'A NOS Zl FAI.iiK A: SEMON. W1!,1,S & I.mtBT'l'O. A. C. DUNCAN. MOREI.LO TIIOI'PK. ANNIE KI3XWICK. nol'MAN A - ADKI.I.K. EIox Office Ojmmim To - diiy. at '2 I. ."!. Next Wcelt HANLO.VH Sl I'Efl Il.. DrlRfts Avenue, Ilroaliv:iy. THe Streator Xounvcs, Mr. & Mr. Mark Mur:liy J:iN. .1. Mnron. 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Brooklyn Saengerbund LOUIS KOKMMEN1CH Conductor GRAND CONCERT MONT AUK THEATER, SUNDAY, DECEMIiEH ;t. IS!)!), AT M:M '. M. KoliMstH: Mnrtliu Huruck"!', Hoprnnri; Mr. "WiH - lnm Durtr - li - :. tonor; Mr. Cintav Ilolrn, harts, :m,i Mr Rk - luirtl HnrrK'SfUr - t. piaiK,. ;rand ('Hours of 120. OIU.IIKSTKA OP 4.1. AIlMl.?I'i.V, toe. RESERVED SE. - .T. - ' 7?c. A.VD SI FOR SALE AT THE IlOX OFFICE, SriOKlNG CONCERTS. ii.ixche5ti:;i's CRACK UR JACKS. TO - MOHXOW. AT 2 AND S V. M. For otlic - r nl vertlnemeiWn nixler thin clnMsillcation set Ina. - x, lUMt page, I IDA FULLFH Boston Symphony Orchestra, STAR I AMUSEMENTS. j PiiJI mm Wm matinees JO! M H H l WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY ONLY. m A E3AGN!FiCENT AFaD QAZZUftG REVIVAL OF EDWARD WEBB as iLI GREAT CAST A A GRAND ENLARGED ORCKESTRA. Choice Seats Reserved in Orchestra, Balcony and Gallery, at sfi Baiance of the House COL. SSPiW'S THE ELITR TIIEATHU OF liUOOKLA W. ISAI1I3I. SI.W HOYT, JMUil'UIKTOU. AdiniH.iion a:il ."( ccula Kcncrvcd Seat, KvimiIjikn :i5c, SOc. 7!ii - ., .51.00. Reserved Sent.M.i! in'eK.;t.c.,. - JOc.,7.'e.,.,iU OXK WJSEK. Beginning R30NSSAY, DEC. 4 I AT I TV KKsrB ISADKL, SIXX HOYT Ann nun vex tlie Annual K:ii?aemeiit of And His Company in the New Comedy ! KKAL CRAAE PLAY." BY illCHAEL, MORTON. BIHECT FROM HIS IIIUItl.Y SCCCE5S - Fl'L EXc;AOKMKXT AT V.'AI. LACK'S THHATEK. XI5W VOiiK. Ef you duzi't lanrii nt leistst every oMicr riiiiititt yon woulc! lxtter Kce your fisniily ji3iyxief:in." II'r:iaS. iiXT WKF.K - MATIXEHS 1VKH. & SAT. LOUIS and In Their Comedy Hit. THE mi m THE BfiRBaGKS. ii us lit mv, II h tit vrfsi ICem - i - vf - d Unit Sitle, Ttirniluy .1!i:r n ; ian - . 1 ricijci EATER POPULAR WITH THE PEOPLE. BALCONY., - ORCHESTRA - n. CHAIRS. 0C.!cHAlR5, oySL' TO - A;oJ!RV XI. - ,I!T. MATS. TI'BS. ANT SAT. Second and Last Week of HrooiOyn'ri K;i f - rit. - r. .in - '.l ian mk1 the; Wori'l'ri Sv;. '( - t S. im - r, l.V HI. - - liK. - T PLAY. ATM LOME, f.y All u'li;:! J 'i lou. ,M;:n:i Hear Oicott's New Songs, Ji THE GUNNER'S MATE MANHATTAN AMUSEMENTS. AMERICAN !M) ST. AM) nth in:. CAHTI.F. S1. O PICK A CO. ro - ii)i::iov ni;i:t. ;i: k vt imh p.;,;: u j.r Kntiiv K!r. - 1 rl ,,f II ' I ! . , . - a'a FSDELS I - '.,l!,iV. - l I,, - :,i.'i,v.,L nr.i USTBCANA si'.vt; i liSiiiAsn. Kr, n - M ;..M - m Unit ;:nt,',.'.! T!.,lrn - . Nlvcn, X, , . ; ... Il.r. - h. - iM. phwr:,: T.i'.x Ki.l - r. M - rt - ns. !,!!(,!. i,.., 'l.irl - ., iiKKiT six;i; iwiuis ; s;o. Errn8 25c 50c 75c LOO Mnts. v..,i. ,ic sa: ., u a:, - 1 . 1 (IO Itc. m.iih. :!. - . N(.xf I ii . "I ii - - - - . II Tn.vnt',.r.. w. ,. Mat. k jv.,. . , I'."""'" I: .Inli' - i, Tim., Kri.i'ariiii'n. .Sal. Mat. w "L',: I A: Kv - ., 1884. 1899. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF THE DRAMATIC ARTS EMPIRE THEATER DRAMATIC SCHOOL, kp.n:;" h. saikikxt. phxsitknt. A i , r; ; ". ! .1 '. iriiii.lim ::.! :r, c - :i:. :l - n v.lih Mr. r;:.u.'!.' - :s ui - manv ! - ;.),! Tlscm - r ana tl :ivc'i:.. - . :i.p.ii:i"r. Al l iy to U - - m IK. K. I". STi:!'!!I"NS ..V. , ,ir.,.s.. H;; ii. i ::.! Mnnancr. . Mi SIC A I, WiT Sill IliTV. f si: i:tsi SKAKON. KI'.ANIC I.' A : '.!!'. '. - ;! !irrtir CIIOKIS (; MXTV .VltTISTS. S w. ri - .s i.y ii. ikni;uu. - . SClli iiliicTH'S, i nlon Square. C f ive Concerts for Young Ciiiidren A I .'.iei'.fliM.KNoliil lull. ? "i'ii a'v'k" i i ili'i'i'osi i'!":i'ir'.M'Vi " SCl'll HliVci'jrs a:s I r.i. M;.mve. 3 liVWVV tVV iVVVVVVWWvV Pith Avr iiATlii v " K j .win i: y . ivi.::. - m - i - . - .k I - u I HTM V. ON :l. MRS. FmKE ANI HKit A! MlTJAl'.r.!' "MI'ANV IX AMUSEMENTS. ES CADEAUX ERfSEtiBE CHORUS OF 50 VOICES. Reserved at SOc. and 75c. . AI. Ilayintin and Onn'l Fruluna'a, Prciprictora. V AdniiKisSou 'S nail 40e. IIi - b. Sent, Kre.. 5U. 75r.. SI. Sl.50 S - Ki. Seat, Mm., - J.5c.t SOi - ., 75c, SI. ONE WEEK, t S'Jrr'iw DEC 4 t Wednesday MATINIiEH Saturday 8 b.'.. - . ..a AS "JOSHUA WK3TCOR8B," In a Xi'W IVod udinu of II n Renowned , l)omeMti - Di - ain.t. Depirtinu: Furin litu ' in New i'.iila nd. Kutitiffl Entire New Scenery and & ?' Effects. A ftflost Excelient Cast of 'c Characters. t NEXT WEEK, NEXT WEEK, It j A The New Farcical Comedy, j A STRANSSR f KI I.TOX STREET !M IIROAUWAY. IfeAY I.eonc.rfl Crover, Jr., & Co .53i.iiie Carroll nnd j MAUAl i Artilir. Crawford, (C!(CKRTS( lilnnelie Itlnpr. f TO - IJ y tj Tlie IeoilieoM, B., ' Midtsit'y xtiiri Carlisle, 3: , B el2ie Scymonr, 3 UT"i i8 Joli ii Leolalr, ' - J The Mil inunrapb. .vs.vt ivi - :r:i - : mat. sinx.. Tiicii.. and sat. l.H.M A lillBHV uikI WILLIAM FIUEXD I T'r. - y.Titl. - .i. - "Mr:. lirunr.V Barninr. s - iY a ci, - u:k. Ti... Tu - .. l.iirii Makers. ! SAM COLLINS JIIXXIE CLINK ! and Ii VS - I'l S. 1 K.'ini.'U.s liiirl - Mine Srrtr. T H ) V ( 7. I, (. "ii.. lir' - .lt V'T.T ri ir.riui.t. TI1K (,(ILI)l:. TRIO. Nov - ! S:::. - :u: .iiiri I i: cj nt; Act. JOS. AIIKI.1IAX. XyiojibTiist I'.rr Kx' vil. nco. .Mil. A XI) .11 KS. ST! AUT IJAKKOW, Pnn - 1. innk. - - ;n:,l S!:r..!..w Plct nr - s. KLKIST HUOTHKHS. Mi!sic;i! Nr - . - Ul, - .' , - tri'l Hlrtrk Art. A.V.NA I.LOYU, Th. - Vila! . - ,:irk. THIiATER. KiHMERIA' CRITERION. Fulton Street, Near Grand Avenue. Matinees Wed, and Sat., 20c. and 30c. WEEK DEC. Overwhelming Success FRANK CAMPBELLS Semi - Military Play, 9P Mr. kfcc - nihrrr 11. fnatiLirntlon or Stock Co. nr. - Hwi' - K Mr. - ic hall, ursnwicK av aii'l HlftlilniKl l.oulevai - 1 - MiaMrel. vaujevllle ana l.urloiue KVKitY K Ii.N ! N G ATfc'.la. Sacred r,.nrrta FI'NDAV .U - TriRNff )X AND EX'E.N" - IN'.i. ' s. IJKROBR. Manager. EXCTJHSIONS. California Inilppsn'lent ticket? provltltQg alt tr;iv.'lirif urul hotol cxpena - - fl:i - f.stlUi! - il trains, with dining cars. Choice f ruiHi?. - . Tickets cukI tii return fnr nin miiTithB ?srt .N' tours by variable routes. lulirUUC lmhi.MnK H'ly Lanfl. Northern Ai'ricii. N'nrth Cap;. - , th.i Continent. 'Ii - ' - :,! I'.rltain . i ii L.i:it x.xpoi - iuun can ua i"kt;tfi provMr for superior ac - l. - i'lii.: - 1. Th r I ; J Ti - urs In Janimrv and Fphrtiarw r lUrllJcl Wlnz an tot uminy by .Jiffcrent n.ut' - s,, Koy "VW - st or Ha - v;in:i hp - (it!"n;il. Tickets aro pood to return until May ?,:. U...n! A visit to Ilii'.vnil, our now po - fllaWull Ko - M - .n. which ha io;n truly called th - Ivart of the Purine. Is one oC tli - ni' - Ht 'IvllKiitful imaKinabl'. A week will ba i1.. If! to til.; v..irnnu trip. Uovirn Mp - - tnl vc - Htlbtik - d train, with ain - iVlCAlLU iMK' - car s - rvu - o. Interpreter, etc.. offer unusual fnclHtles for travellnc leisurely runl with evi - ry rk - Kret - of comfort, and eii. - ible the pa! - ner t o visit i winy places of plct - iin - v;ur :.::il historic interest that would othnrwiso in. - ii - ' - .v.: ',!! n ne - cmnt of the lack of aultablo l; :! mti n::il."lati'iiir'. Paris Exposition Ta'pSS! fiiffo. but also hotsl m .'"iiniO'iat'.oMv with b' iii'l. udnih uleny to the Ex - pn. - jlt,..!i. r;:1'.wa:' tratiHiiortation. transfers In Paris. ; - lj;tnse' ini; r.Ova:m;:;e.H, r - tc.. no that the vla - ir..i - inay have every n. - 'i - ilml expense covered, atul kii' - w m ;h!v:iii'j irccls!.';y wl:at tlm entire trip la Railroad and l - 'WIhrS Steamship Tickets "uVVuT,!!: , i - hip tickets to nil p:.rt - . iT t!:e W';rM. and other nee.iful Informa. - t:. ;i. wit! he f'irnir - he - 1 on uppilr - atlon. Parlor f i in' - ' ii r a 1 1 ' I stafi'ro. rn accommoflattons ro i .!. 1'rivat" r;.ru rt:rril:h - .! on sljnrt notice. r!re':,.;u : apt iteation. Stain li;fo: - m.i t lo;i dp3leJL RAYMOND & WHITCOV1B, I Hioii Siiuure New York. For other nrtvertlNemcntis tinder tfcIS c!n? itlcut ion hoc Index, last pagfll ii .iieM ior reaciunfr them. ft & PricS Higher. Higher. J

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