THE BROOKLYN TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1903. 3 : ' ' T ft ; : w I Mid-Summer Occupations of Society Announcements suitable for this column are desired. Contributions moat reach thin office not later than Thursday night, to appear in the. current issue, and must be signed to receive attention. v v V Society on the South Shore of Long Island has been more than absorbed for the past three days with the events of the much discussed Fifty Shore Horse Show. While the uncertalrrwTather Interfered matertil'y with the brilliancy of the spectacle of Oak-wood Park, yet a generous complement of society folks were out In force to fulfill all previous1 prophecies concerning the interest fashion would take in the schedule.! event. i The 'men who Judged the finest speeimentj of hor$e flesh Long Island can produce, were M C. Gulliver, "Reginald V. Rives, Thomas A. Maltland. Robi-rt Maclny, K. T. H. Tal-tnadge, Robert L: Stevens, Hamilton L. Bushey, and Contain! H. Smith. Some of the exhibitors included Miss Grace Ellis, Harry T. Peters, Simon F. Rothschild, A. A. Ilousmfin, Jay F. Carlisle, W. G. Gilmore, George J. Weaver, Charles Frank Hubbs, Edward C. Ilium. A number of well-known society folk .if this borough were noticed among those assembled In the boxes. Including Commodore and Mrs. J. Adolph Mollenhauer, Mr. and Mrs. Willard L. Candee, William Dick, Mr. and Mrs. John Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. J. Richmond Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Coddington Guyon, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barber. Mr. end Mrs. Lewis Mills Glbb, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Low Plerrepont, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. O'Donohue; Mitfand Mrs. 'Simon F. Rothschild, Mr. ana" Mrs. George R. Turn-bulL Mr. and Mrs. George A. Ellis, jr., Mr. tnd Mrs. John Dunbar Adams, jr., Mr. and Mrs, Emll Frank, Mr. and' Mrs. George Herbert Potter. The subscribers for the boxes formulated a long list of men who have served their apprenticeship in matters pertaining to shows of this nature, both at the annual Horse Show In Manhattan and at the spiitMi display at the Riding and Driving Club in this borough. They included Charles Frank Hubbs, Allan Pinkerton, Thomas Adams, jr.; J. Adolph Mollenhauer,' Charles A. O'Donohue. George A. Ellis, John Glbb, Henry T. Mollenhauer, H. Rockwood Brlnckerhoff, J.Lorlmer Worden, Samuel T. Peters. Brad-lsh Johnson. H.- O. Havemeyer, Edward C. Blum, J. Richmond Gibb, Jay F. Carlisle, George J. Weaver, Harry T. McCoun, John F. Edwards, William F. Whgrton,' George S. Nichols, Frederick E. Ballard, Edward F. Hntton. Willard L. Candee. William MMER HMUSEMENTg) T Manhattan Beach. Klaw & Erlanger will begin a month's pinentatlon of their great production of the Prury Lane spectacle, "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," at the Manhattan Beach Theatre, Monday night. Ths is the most successful musical production ever seen in this country. The strong comic vein injected Into the piece by its American producers Is largely responsible for its wonderful success. American peopl enjoy fun, wit and humor and want them to predominate in a musical entertainment. In "The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," there Is something to laugh at almost continually. The comic Interest Is sustained by Harry Fulger, Joe Cawthorne, Will H. McCart. And John Hyama, all noted omedians. As the. "Reuben Band," Just preceding the great pallet, The Four Seasons, Messrs. Bulger, Cswthorne and McCart, with a snare and bass drum and a tin flute and many new jokes, are only "permitted to leave the stage after many recalls. There is romantic drama, comedy, musical specialties, ballet, processions artd a marvelous blending of darzllng color effects In scenery and costumes. A1 stronger response to the artistic In the American mind was never made than that In the ballet of "The Four Seasons," and In the wonderfully graceful gyrations of the flyi'hg Otigolatis. pyrotechnist Pain has Just passed through a Strenuous week and Is laying plans for seeral to come. The stupendous production with Its mobs and soldiery with the attendant pounds of powder burned nightly 1ft an affair costing considerable money to present. But Jupiter has been pretty kind of late and Pompeii falls with nightly reg-1 vi.rit. .nA (Wv f.r, B.,...i .HiKno I ( , .... , to the raudevllle part of the bill have been fcade and there are new set plece--nlghtly. Sir Thomas Lipton Is a favorite with the audiences. - 4 1 ' r ' Brighton Beach. At 3r!ghton Beach Music Hall, next week, the Hoosier Zouaves will furnish an insplr-Itinc movement to another fine vaudeville Ull. These soj&ves are enlisted men from. the State of Indiana, The perfection If. -.Cvii Vv'jS .V ;":'' i 's j r 1 Raymond, Schuyler Parsons, William It. Nlven, Edward R. Ladew, Simon F. Rothschild, Juan M. Ceballos, Henry, O. Timmer-mann, Frederick G. Bourne, William Tyson Heyward. Albert Young, Charles Gulden, Frank D. Creamer, George M. Sidenberg, George H. Macy, Raymond S. White. Herman A. Scharmann, A. A. Housman, Millard M. Canda, Harry Guyon Barber, Frank S. Jones, George R. Turnbull, Joseph Ston-pani, Charles W. Penning. Edward Farrell. Frederick Lelghton Harris, J. Henry Dick, and Charles E. Coddlngton. Last night the judges at the show were entertained at dinner at the Orowac House, and to-night a special horse show ball will make the interior of the Penataquit-Corta-thlan Club house one of the gayest scenes of the season. Not to be outdone by the cottage colony of the South Shore the North Side residents have been formulating plans for a horse show on their own account. Arrange ments have now assumed ft more concrete form, and as made public by the men nt the committee including a hundred men otj the North Shore colony, will take place on October 2 and 3. Piping Rock has been se lected as the scene of the events. ThH show promises to he as rich In choice exhibits as any other on the Island. Southampton's two days' show, will take place on August 21 and 22. The entry of exhibits Is opened to all owners of line hoise-flesh on I-ong Island, and Is not. as in previous years, confined to residents of Suffo'.K County. Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Coddlngton Guyon, n 2! Adelphl street, are visiting Mrs. Guyon's sister, Mrs. Harry Barber, at her summer home, at Bay Shore. t Among the cottage colony at Babylon, L. I., are Mr. and Mrs. Wood, who make their home at tho Mansion House, during the winter season. In the heart of the Catsklll Mountains, at Sunset Park Inn, where summer visitors en-Joy out-of-door sports to the fullest extent, a number of Brooklynites are spending the last days of summer at this house at the head of the picturesque Kaaterskill Clove Among the most prominent are Mr. ani iMrs. H. M. Carleton. Miss Kate Carleton. Howard Carleton. Carleton Whiting. Henry B. Whiting, besides Judge and Mrs. William D. Dickey and Miss Dickey. Miss Isabelle Shields, of Brooklyn, 's among the most enthusiastic golfers who will take part in the tournament now in progress at Richfield Springs, for the Taller Cup. Mrs. Garner Fleming, of Rugby road. Flat-bush. Is at present visiting at the summer; arms, and precision of military movement whtch this fine body of men have attained are the prime factors in their success. Life on the Champs Elysee will furnish the motif far a richly costumed and very fetching act presented by Frank A. Keeney, and his company of farceurs, headed by Boice and Wilson. The ladies of the company are Mildred Hansen and Gertie De Milt. They are pretty, and have a number of changes of rather stunning gowns. Gol- man's cats and dogs will serve for a pleas- I ant contrast to the other acts. Two very j pretty girls, the Sisters Delmore, as Instru- i mertallsts and vocalists will make an lmpor- I taut numberof the programme, and Mont- j gomery & Pearl, black face comedians, are j well liked tej other localities, and make their first bid for popularity here. Lyons, the Juggler, and Hoey & Lee, the Hebrew comedians, will furnish amusement in their particular line. There will be some other good acts, and the American Vltagraph, with vltws of the James Gordon Bennett automobile race, which took place recently In Paris. Following are the programmes for the two concerts to-morrow at the Brighton Beach Hotel, by Slafer's Band: afternoon. March, Rellgioso, Onward Christian Soldiers. Chambers Overture, Phedre Massenet Excerpts from The Singing Girl Herbert Holy City Adams Valse, Blue Danube Strauss Cornet solo. Whirlwind Polka Levy Philip De Blassl, soloist. Medley Overture, Down on the Farm.. Clark Selection. Huguenots Meyerbeer March, In Old Alabama (Barn Dance) Cruger . . , . . l ,'. - . Triumph of Art. Fackeltanz Meyerbeer uverture, i-oet ana feasant suppe alse, W ine, Women and 8ong Strauss Sextette, from Lucia Donizetti Descriptive Fantasia (Slafer's version), A Day at Coilev Islnnd. IF.v rennp-ftt . Reminiscences of Bellini Godfrey -neuit-y uvprmre, riipuiar Aleioaies .MliiS Selection. The Rounders En-glander March, Just Remember 1 Love You. ..Evans Coney Island.. The ensuing week win be one oJV-speclal days at Rostock's. Monday will" be ehll- ofjdran'a day; Tuesday will be teachers' day; home of her sister, Mrs, J. P. McGaldin, "The Oaks," at Llttlo Silver, N. J. Frceport, L. I., notwithstanding the lateness of the season, continues to attract a bevy of summer visitors. Among those whb will remain In that locality for the remainder of the season are the Misses Hill, of tnls borough, who, during the winter, make their home at the Mansion. House, on Hicks street. At Ocean Grove, N. J., the summer colony have beep Interested in the recent thirty-fourth celebration, on August 1, of Its establishment and the presence of the Sunshltfe Society, for Its annual meeting has been the magnet which has drawn together a number of club women. Mrs. Cynthia West-over Alden, the President-General, presided at the opening meeting In the absence ot the local President, Mrs. M. L. Wyman, and after an address of welcome by Bishop FtU-geraUl. Chaplain R. W. Springer. V. S. A., ami Mrs. R. H. Carr, of this borough, made Interesting addresses. Other Brooklynites noticed here are: Theodore S. Henderson, Miss Beulah Dunning. William B. Dunning, Miss Jeanle Ethel Dunning. Miss Lillian Forbes, -Marcus W. Llttell, J. C. Alley, Mr. and Mrs. David F. Wells, Miss Marjory Wells, Miss Ruth Wells. Allen Wells and Kenneth Wells. At Belmar. another favorite resort on the Jersey couet, are Mrs. G. C. Roy,. Miss Jen nie Cllne and Miss Alice S. Clarke,, all ot this borough, who are stopping at the Carleton House. Mrs. J. J. C. Humbert, of Madison. N. -T., formerly of Clermont avenue, this borou.'.i, left on Wednesday. August ,i, with her family for Nantasket Reach. Mass., where they will spend the month of August. Later 1b the month they will be joined by Mr. Humbert, who will remain with them afew days. r Mr. and ,Mrs. Sturgis Coffin and Miss Natalie Coffin, who spent the early summer nt Cold Spring Harbor. L. I., will spend August and September at Round Top. Keene Heigbt in the White Mountains. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Alden, Mrs. K. R. Marsden and Miss K. P. Marsden, of Brooklyn.' are stopping atj the Gramercy at Bethlehem. N. H.; also Mrs. P. Lambert and Conrad Lambert. On August 5, Wednesday, Henry Murray Dater. of Clermont avenue, left town en route for Redding. Conn., where he will spend a few days superintending the construction of a log 0abln on a site recently acquired for a camp. Mr. Dater will be the guest of Frederick Driggs, of Manhattan, at his camp at Redding Ridge, about two mil;-s from Mr. Dater's location. Mr. Driggs was the first to settle In camp life in that locality and a colony Is now establlshedVn the banks of a picturesque stream, which they have stocked with trout and created excellent sport for themselves. Mr. Dater was formerly Commodore of the Brooklyn Canoe Club, in which he takes an active interest, and Is also a member of the Crescent Club. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Chapman, of Fifth avenue, Manhattan. former residents of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be given over to the special entertainment of postal employees, policemen, firemen and the families of those public attaches. Saturday will be orphans' day. The great animal exposition turns into Its fourth month at the seaside on Monday, with fresh additions to Its zoological novelties in a pelican from the Euphrates; a bob-tailed lynx from Paraguay; an aoudad mouflon from the northern plateaus of Siberia and a laughing Jackass from Australia. The big week at Luna Park has passed off well, and the nightly crowds have been even greater than usual. Many of the vau- ,15?'''t; BRIGHTON BEACH MUSIC HALL. devllle acts will be held over for next week. Tlie receipts have been something enormous so far. and It Is expected that the management will close their season early in October with several hundred thousand dollars profits. There will he many changes during the winter. Additions and subtractions will be made and although the topography of the place will remain the same. It will be even mbre alluring next season. Rockaway Beach. At Morrison's Theatre. Rocjtaway Beach, next week the bill will Include Imro Pot, Mead and Bennett. Laclede and Raymonl. Mclntyre and Heath. Lottie Gilson. and the vltagraph. This Is a diverse and intertainlng offering. 7 Eden Musee. As a great many country visitors to the Eden Musee have not seen the cinemato graph pictures of the coronation of King Edward, these pictures have been put on the screen again. They have had the nio.it phenomenal run of any pictures ever shown. Theje will be the usual Sunday afternoon nd evening concerts. The Pope lying in atate is still the feature in the wax wo-k exhibition. DRAMATIC AND MUSICAL NOTES. The steernge deck of the Kaiser Wllhclm der Grosse will be one of the scenic novel ties In "Rachel Goldstein." In which Louise Beaton will essay (he stellar role. The Isaac Pnyton Stock Company is still playing the Long Island circuit. They re-porMlne business at Bayshore, Sayvllle and Patchogue. Miss Johnstone Bennett has been engaged by Llebler A Co.. to play the part of Dixie Merryall, in Edward Harrlgan'a new play, "Under Cover," she entering upon rehearsals with the company yesterday. The Fulton Street Payton Theatre will not open for the season until October 5, after ex tensive alterations, whictAwlll materially Increase the seating capacity. Mr. Payton will head a comedy company there. A new farce entitled "Vivian's Papas." written by Leo Dlrtrichstein for John C Rice .and Thomas A. Wise, will ha first presentation at the Garrick Theatre, went rrom Aionaay nignt. The bill as announced for next wcef tn the Floating Rodf Garden 'Grand Republic Includes Mitchell and Cain. Glleon and Coun tess, Bessie Clifford and Harvey Elsie, Tom Kelly. Jack Walsh and Stella Tobin. Mr. and Mrs. . Fred G. Andrew, genera manager and press representative ot the Brooklyn, are also visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Driggs at Redding. In addition to the cottage colony at Bay Shore, a number of residents from this borough are located at the hotels in anticipation of the horse show of th present week. At the Prospect Hofise are Charles R. Balrd, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Steele, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Brownell, Thomas J. Washbourne and family and George B. Lyons. Mr. and Mrs. J. Montgomery Douglass are spending a few weeks at the Wiltshire, at AtLantic City, N. J. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ocean avenue, Flatbush, left town on Wednesday, B. Brown, of 543 and their family, August 5. Tor tie Fort Griswold House, New London, Conn , for the remainder of the season. ' Another well-known Flatbush family, whose summer plans have been pleasingly varied, are Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Van Ness, of Ocean avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Van Ness have just returned from a month's fishing trip at Lake Sunepee. N. H., where the sport was of the best and some of the best catches of the season were made by them. i Visitors In the Adlrondacks, at Loon Lake, Include Mr. and Mis. J. Henry Dick, tf South Nlnttwstreet. this borough, who have temporarily deserted their summer home at Islip, L. I. 0 Mr. and Mrs. Howard Clark and their &on, Howard Clark, jr.. ot Second street, are spending the summer In Plckford's camp at Rangeley Lake, Maine. litv A recent addition to the summer colony at Far Rockaway are Mr. and Mrs. Wllllum N. Stebbins, of 347 Adelphl street, who, with their three daughters, have taken a house there for the remainder of the season. Dr. and Mrs. George Esslg, of Bedford avenue, are spending the month of August at Chestertown in the Adlrondacks. - The notable society event of the week lies In the announcement of the engagement of Miss Jessie Campbell Moore and Colby Mitchell Chester, jr.. a son of Rear Admiral Chester, U. 8. N., of Washington, D. C. Miss Moore has been a leader In the younger set In society Bince her debut. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arthur Moore of Eighth avenue, who for the past two seasons has occupied an apartment In the Renaissance on Forty-third street, Manhattan. The Moores' country home is at Belle Haven, Greenwich, Conn. Among the throng of Americans dally seen in Paris are many residents of this borough, among whom are the Rev. Roland S. Dawson, pastor of the Alnslie Street Presbyter-Ian Church; the Rev. Francis E. McConnell, pastor of the New York Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church;,Gardlner D. Matthews, of the firm of A. D. Matthews' Sons; Mrs. Frances Southmayd, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Schoonmaker, Mr. and Mrs. J. Dixon Roman, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Meglll and Alfred MeglU and Mrs. Parker P. Simmons. Dr. William L. Felter. School, Is also In Pari; of the Girls High . and is leading a Payton enterprises, have returned to Brooklyn from Denver, Col., where they went at the close of last season to spend their vacation among the Rocky Mountains. Managers Wagenhflls and Kemper announce that they have arranged for Blanche Walsh's engagement In New York, in a new play, beginning early In February. Until that time she will be seen on tour In the principal cities with Tolstoy's "Resurrection." George Ade has completed his new comedy drama, "The County Chairman," and turn'd It over to Henry W. Savage. It will shortly be put into rehearsal. The cast has practi cally been completed, the recent engage-i ments Including Rose Beaudet and Eaiie Browne. Next Saturday- night at the Majestic Theatre will be a great night for old Ireland, and for "The Wizard of Oz." On this gala occasion Sir Thomas Lipton and two hundred members of the Larchmont Yacht Club will visit the green-and-gold playhouse on the Circle. Some unusual proceedings will mark-the Irish knight's visit. The first Important production of the season will be "A Princess of Kensington," at the Broadway Theatre. Monday. August 'il. Basil Hood has used "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as a theme for his story, and many amusing complications are played on certain mortal lovers as a result of the practical Jokes of the Immortal "Puck." The dramatic version of Rudyard Kipllns's "The Light that Failed." in which Klaw & Erlanger will present Forbes Robertson rnd Gertrude Elliott the coming season, supported by the original company that appeared with them In London. Is arranged In a prologue and three acts. The scene of the pro logue is a war correspondents' tent on the outskirts of the camp of the British Army In the Soudan; that of the first act. Malsle s studio In Pomona House, London, and the second, Dick's studio, Norfolk street, Stran 1. There are two scenes In the third, the Garden of Malsle s cottage at Vltry-sur-Marne, France, and, again, Dick's studio. The New York Theatrical Stock Exchang has taken a lease upon a large floor space at 1.440 Broadway. Manhattan, formerly oc cupied by the JSernandez & Paine Booking Agency, the George W. Lederer musical en terprises and the Rosenfeld typewriting bureau. It has been constituted the authorized representative of about sixty of the leading firms and corporations engaged In this line of business, and will be able to take an order for anything In the theatric.il line from a lithograph to a quarter million dollar theatre from the time the ground Is broken until the night of the opening production, and for that matter to completely equip that production. Corse Payton's Stock Company, David J. Ramage. manager, opened Its eeason at Springfield. Mass.. Monday. August 3, to the largest opening ever in the history of the Court Square Theatre. The engagement Is for two weeks, when the company starts on its travels and will be followed In Spring field by -the Lee Avenue Theatre Company, headed by Mr. and Mrs. Payton. who will also play two weeka prior to their opening for the season at their home theatre. Brook lyn, on Augunt 31, In "Captain Jinks." Mrs. T5tta Reed Payton will head tile Lee Avenue the coming season, all the reports to the contrary, notwithstanding. In spite of earnest efforts to Induce Henry (-lav Barnahee and William H. MacDonald to enter new fields Ipf endeavor, more or less foreign to their life work, these gentlemen will remain in comic opera. But the public does not know how near the operntlc stage came to losing these foremost representatives of It. For the Inducements financially, at least held forth were extremely alluring Thelate Major James B. Pond made many overtures to Mr. Barnabee to go on the lecture platform at an enormous weekly safary As for Mr. MncDonald, the highest salary ever known to have been-offered to a comic opera baritone from a vaudeville manager was laid at Mr. MacDonald's feet to be stepped upon with scorn. . Mrs. 8pooner, who, with her daughters and several of her company, are now on their Way to this country from Engwna, When thev have been spending tne summer, nu made her announcement for the coming season, which will be Inaugurated on Mon day, August 24. The opening Wit' will be "Nancy and Co.," a comedy which has as yet not been seen In stock. The first week in Sestember the bill will be "The- Fatal Card," which waa a most acceptable bill iwhen It was played by the Spooner Com party of touchera through Switzerland, Germany, Scotland and England. Among them are Miss Mary Vail, Miss Florence Vail, ot SO Monroe street; Miss Catherine Rlcker, Miss Lydla Nelson, Miss Emma May, Miss Emma Warner, Miss Lillian Warrajr, Mlsa Emma Slorn, Miss Ethel Dooley, Miss Grace Rich. Miss Mary Ketln, Miss Caroline Redmond, Miss A. Burrell, Miss Adele Van de Carr, Miss Katherine Spier, Miss Helen Fanning and Miss J. Gorenfio, Among the guests at Maple Lawn House, Carlo, Greene County, are Mrs. James H. Mcrklee, the Misses Carrlo B. and Maude Merklee, of 146 Nassau avenue, Mrs. James G. Sutphin. Miss Lucy M. Sutphln, James A. Sutphln, ""31 Macon street, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mlsa Lucy A. Finch, of East Nor- walk. Conn. Brooklyn people at "Mountalndalo, Sullivan County, gathered at the celebration of Brooklyn night on Monday at the Homestead House. An Invitation .was extended to Brooklyn guests at the Beechwood cottage, Lynch House. Andrews cottage and other boarding houses, and there was a large response. The flag of the old City of Brooklyn floated from the flagstaff on the lawn and over the entrance a banner was stretched bearing the words "Brooklyn Always Ahead." Evergreens, wild flowers and American flags formed the decorations on the piazzas and under the direction of Miss Eleanor Ker-nan were arranged in a manner that produced a very pleasing effect. In the eve ning the house and., grounds were illumi nated with Chinese lanterns and at 9 o'clock there was a display of llreworks that added much to thp enthusiasm of the celebration. Tho arrangements were In charge of a committee of which Mis. John Erzlnger, of Park Circle, was Chairman, and the success which marked Brooklyn night, 1903, as the most noted in the history of Brooklyn nights nt the Homestead House, Is mainly due to her energy and determination to keep Brooklyn always ahead. Associated with Mrs. Erzlnger on the committee were Miss Eleanor Kcrnan, Miss Eva Bolnud, Miss Anna Partington, Miss May Boland, M. J. O'Karrell and Thomas N. Boyle. Among the guests the following Brooklynites were noticeable, Mr. and Mrs. John Erzlnger, Miss Georgette Erzlnger, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Boyle, Mrs. A. C. Duncan, Mrs. D. Falk, Miss Viola Falk, Mrs. F. G. Kernan, Miss Eleanor Kernan, Miss Genevieve Kernan, Miss Fannie Kernan, Misa Anna Partington, W. Fitzgerald, the Misses Waters, Mrs. F. D. Rouse, Mrs. M. Jeffrey, Miss Morothy Dunlop, Mr. and Mrs. ; C. Boland, Miss Eva Boland, Miss May Boland, Miss Helen Boland, Joseph Boland, Arthur Boland, M. J. O' Farrell, C. Adee, Miss T. Wllletts, Mrs. Smith and the Misses Smith, Miss K. Reholz, Mr. and Mrs. Davis. Miss Ada Gerrity, Miss Mabel Gerrlty, Miss Adell Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Mr. and Mrs Hutehlngson and the Misses' Hutehlngson, Frank Lawrence, Mrs. Levy C. Brown, Miss Tillie Levy, Miss Rae Levy and Samuel Levy. The young ladies of Spring Lake are getting up a one-act Japanese play by Miss Sophie Phillips, of Brooklyn, entitled "Prin- pany last season. September 8 week the offering will , be "The Masked Ball" after which will be presented "The Dancer and the Kins, ' a new play, "Led Astray" "D'Arcy of the Guards," "My Lord the Butler' and "The Banker's Daughter" In the order named. The policy that will be pursued at the Columbia Theatre this coming season will be entirely different than anything ever attempted In this borough. For the past two seasons the Columbia has been devoted to high-clasa dramatic stock, but the coming season, which commences August 29. will note the beginning of the flrs.t musical comedy stock theatre in Brooklyn,, with the Wells-Dunn-Harlan Musical Comedy Company, which Includes the well-known star comedlnn, Otis Harlan; Mary Marble, Little Chip, Tony Hart, Joe Hartly and a chorus of forty pretty show girls. Only the best of comedies and musical plays will be produced with special music especially written for this company. The theatre is being entirely renovated, and there will be a reception room done in blue and gold, with a string orchestra of six pieces, which will play all the latest music between the acts. The season I will open on Saturday matinee, August 29, witn that musical comedy, "By the Sad Sea Waves, srt prices the same as last season. The appearance of an American flag on the roof of Klaw & Erlanger's New Amsterdam Theatre last week marked the placing in position of the highest piece of iron work In the structure, which Jjj-eally two theaters, one on top of the other The force of men has been Increased to 1.400. and the progress made each day is prodigious. Work is being mainly concentrated on the lower theatre, or the New Amsterdam, the opening of which will be comparatively little delayed. The upper theatre will be given a distinctive name. The magnitude of this undertaking can be Judged from the cubic contents of the two theatres; which is given as 2.350,000 cubic feet. The"Mructure will tower about 190 feet above the sidewalk line when completed. It contains one of the largest single pieces of Iron ever put Into any structure In the world the main girder and support of the roof of the theatre, which is ninety feet In length, four teen feet In height, and weighs seventy tons. t Is so large and heavy that It could not be handled In one piece, and had to be assembled on a bridge structure of the height at which It rests. Three tons of rivets, each welded while red hot, were used In putting it together. There wlllrt be a column In the line of eight In either the lower or the upper theatre, yet the balconies will possess all the strength and solidity of a play house built with a forest of posts In the auditorium. Both the new play houses, when completed, will reveal many novel departures In the ar chitecture of theatres. BROOKLYN GIRL'S HIT. Misa Guasie Haig is One of the Prettiest Girls in "The Runaways." Miss Gfcissle Halg Is a young Brooklynlte who is attracting considerable attention in The Runaways" at the New York Casino. 1j ;:.VV'f-Vi, ll if , ' ' ' .' - ' ' ',' .' ' V ' , . t I I mf mi.ai;F v ... I IVlV 1 Nil1! V XWM"' :Hii!l9k ijbu 4 ,V ' M "'" - A CHARMING BLACK FROCK. This dainty costume is of black silk muslin, dotted with pale green, and worn over slip of silk and chiffon to match. The lnsertlngs are black Brussels net, run with tiny velvet ribbon in lace design. The lining of this corsage is fitted and -boned. The parasol is of pale green silk, with ruches of same colored chiffon, and drop of lace run with velvet- The large black hat is of lac-3 and feathers. , cess Pinkey Panky Poo." Miss Phillips is directing the rehearsals, assisted by Miss Helen Kops. Some of those taking part are Mr.' Walderma Kops, Miss Bertha Well-house and Mr. Leonard Bleycr. Joseph Vollkomef, Jr., of 261 Rutledga street, accompanied by Mr. Francis B. Mul-leiu Is touring the great lakes froriv Buflalo to Duluth, Minn., on the American side and thence to Port Arthur. Miss Halg's type of pure blonde beauty stands out even in the bevy of pretty feminity which rrakes up the rank and file of the Broadway attraction. She was born in Brooklyn, educated at Packer's Institute, and made her debut two seasons since in the chorus of "Dolly Varden" at the Herald Square Theatre From that production she was transferred to "The Runaways." Miss Halg has a pleasing soprano voice, and ae one of the original Doll Varden girls, she expects to go to London In September, to support Miss Mabelle Gilman in Messrs. Shubert production of that tuneful. American light opera. Miss Haig makes her home with -her parents at 403 Union street, Brooklyn. DOINGS OF JHE WAR VETERANS Rankin Post, No. 10, which is famous for Its social affairs, as In gther respects, will hold Its annual seaside outing next Wednesday, August 12. The affair will be held at Feltman's Pavilion, Coney Island; a most al tractive seaside resort. 'Comrade James Reagan, a Civil War veteran, has been advanced to the rank of Colonel of the United States Army, and assigned to the command of the Ninth Regiment, stationed at Sackett' Harbor. Col. Reagan, who Is well-known tn Brooklyn, has been In the army since 1859, entering it as a boy. He worked his way up to the present rank. He was wounded In the Civil War, the Indian Wars, "(he Spanish War and again in the China campaign. Recently he has been In the recruiting service. Although one qf the senior officers of the regular Army, he Is less than 59 years old. having entered the service when only fourteen years of age. The Abel Smith-First Long Island Post will give a grand vaudeville entertainment and reception at Arlon Hall,,. on October 21. The entertainment will be furnished by professional vaudeville performers. The Mun-ro Dramatic Society has volunteered for the affair. The Arlon Quartet also has volunteered Its services. The annual entertainment of Mansfield Post will be held at the Monteverde Park, on Wednesday afternoon and evening. August 19. TJhe committee which planned the afi'air is arranging a programme of unusual interest. The Post will, as usual, treat the guests to an Army supper. Three veterans of the Civil War, Messrs. Cox, Marsh and Logls. will be mustered Into the G. A. R., by the Abel Smith-First Long Islnnd Post next Monday evening, at the Amphion rooms, Bedford avenue. The James H. Perry Post, No. 89. of the G. A. R.. held its annual outing and camp fire last Saturday, at Columhla Park. Richmond Hill. It was a pronounced social and financial success. The affair opened at 3 o'clock, in the afternoon. From that rhour until close to midnight there was a constant stream of people filing Into the park. The crowd numbered several thousands. An army supper was served at 6 o'clock and from that hour on until everybody had been fed. Dancing went on meanwhile. . There wese Interesting games and contests. One oC the exciting events was the drawing for three watches. - Ticket No. 27 drew one, but the person who won It did not appear to claim the prize. The holder of the picket may obtain the watch by applying at the post headquarters. Fraternity Hall, on Bedford avenue, near Myrtle. Every post In Kings Countff and several Queens County posts were represented at the outing. The Committee of Arrangements was complimented on the success of the affair. Among those who attended It were Commander William Busch and Past Commander C. Cohen, of L. M. Hamilton Post; Commander Andrew J. Lyons, of Thatford Post; Commander Theodore A. Joseph. Vice Commander C. F. Thompson, Junior Vice Commander John F. Maguire, Martin Bors, Richard Mathews, John S. Evans, Louis F. Sanger, C. H". Mason, William Allen, George H. Jackson, Commander William B. Price, of Post No. 4.15; Past Commander William A. Seward, of Warren Post. Perry Post held an encampment last Tuesday nlgheat Its headquarters, and fifty members answered roll call. On the following night the Camp Fire Committee met at the residence of Comrade Martin Bora. The , comrade and his wife, who will attend the national encampment at San Franclaoo, entertained Sault Ste. Marie and Georgian Bay on the Canadian side. They expect to complete the circuit In about three weeks. Engagement Announced. Mrs. Helen M. Thursby, of ,160 South Fourth street, announces the engagement of her daughter, Gertrude L., to William B. Bryant, son of William C. Bryant, of 53K Bedford avenue. thd committee mofr hospitably. The committee wished the couple a pleasant trip and a safe return to Brooklyn, and also presented Perry Post badges to them to be worn at the Golden Gate. The Gettysburg excursion, which has been arranged by Past Commander William C. Plum, of Winchester Post, will leave Brooklyn on Saturday, September 5. It will reach the historic town on Saturday evening. The party will remain In Getysburg until Monday, September 7, when they will start for Pen Mar and Harper's Ferry; three hours will be allowed excursionists there. Bolivar Heights Is also on the Itinerary. The party will then leave for Washington. Information will be given by Mr. Plum, at 630 Myrtle ( avenue, or by David P. Watklns, 344 Fulton street. The State Convention of the Spanish War Veterans will 'be held at Rochester this month. Hubbell Command, of this borough, will be represented by William J. S. Dlneen, Past Captain Cllhton P. Hamilton, Joseph Desch, Henry E. Miller, Charles White, William J. Casey, John J. Bulck, Theodore J. G. Hale, and Capt. Joseph J. Crosier. It Is thought that Brooklyn will be accorded one of the corps offices In view of the strength of the organization in this borough. The U. 8. Grant Post Gettysburg excursion Is announced for September 17. The party will number about one hundred. James T. Burdlck, of Burtls Post, will leave for San Francisco to-day or to-morrow. James A Weaver, a veteran of the Civil War, died last Thursday, at Jils home, 22S Van Buren street. It Is reported the Abel Smith-First Long Island Post of the Grand A?rmy of the Republic will establish a branch of the Woman's Relief Corps In November. Past Department Commander Joseph W Kay, and George W. Thomas, who had In tended to go to the National Encampment of the G. A. R., at San Francisco, have been compelled to alter their plans at the last moment and remain in Brooklyn. There will be a re-unlon of the Union and Confederate veterans who took part In the historic struggle at Fort Fisher. Gen. Daniel E. Slckels denies the report that he Is a candidate for Commander-in-Chief of the G. A. R. Encampment No. 70, of the Union Veteran Legion, will hold aJlsh dinner at the Mc-Drnald Pavilion, "Bergen Point. Bayonne, N. J., on Thursday evening, August 29, in con-Junction with Encampments Nns. 3S and 81. Joseph W. Kay Is Colonel of Encampment No. 70 It meets every first and third Thursday of the month at the Johnston Building, Nevins street, near Flafbush avenue. Major General Nelson A. Miles, who Is a memher of the G. A. R., and a Past Department Commander, Is reported to be a candidate for the honor of Commander-in-Chief. He will probably attend the encampment. Gen. Miles belongs to Lafayette Tost, No. 140, of Manhattan. New York City. The annual National Encampment of I he Grnnd Army of the Republic will be held In San Francisco, during the week beginning August 17. The Department of New York will send about fifty delegates. It is entitled to fifty-eight. Including delegates elected at Niagara Falls last June, Past Department Commanders, who number nineteen, and Past Commanders-In-Chief. The Brooklyn delegates elected ot Niagara Falls are: Capt. James D. Bell. Charles A. Shaw, Thomas H. Klernan. Col. Harry W. Knight and James H. McKenna. Comrade Shaw is on the way 'to San Francisco; Col. M. J. Cunnings.' of the National Council of Administration, left a week ago, but he does not expect to reach "the Encampment City for a week to com as he Is stopping over at various points of-lnterest. He Is accompanied by his wife and Invalid daughter. Dr. James T. Burdlck, a delegate-alternate, is going to the Encampment. T. F. Donovan and George W. White, of Harry Lee Post; Martin Bors, of Perrjr Post, and his wife, will attend the Encampment! There are, as the Times has already announced, several candidates for the honor of Commander-in-Chief. Gen. John C. Black, ot Illinois, is oiy of them; he waa r.n unsuccessful candidate at the Washington Encampment last October. The New York State delegation Is under instructions to support him. Ex-Gov. Morgan G. Bulk-ley, of Connecticut, who once resided In Brooklyn, Is a candidate also. Major Austin S. iCushmnn, of East Orange," N. J., Is also said to be making", quiet canvass fer the place. Gen. NelsonA- Miles also Is raid to be willing to accept the honor.
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