Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on November 9, 1913 · Page 16
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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 16

Decatur, Illinois
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Sunday, November 9, 1913
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JUL : " ! ! n I I 1 :!f: 16 THE DECATUR DAILY HERALD. The Red Canary" Remarkable Play Decatur Sees a Better Show Than Chicago, and Ahead of Gotham. With a, tempting- melody weaving Its way through: catching comedy, spritely dancing, and all that goes with the "real thing'' in musical comedy, Decatur audiences, such as they were, enjoyed what few would doubt was the best that has been in Decatur for years. "The Red Canary" conjures up in the minds of the one who took advan tage of the opportunity, a dream of scenery, thrilling costumes, the most extreme, but yet in taste with the rest, and voices that one feels fortunate in hearing even one at a time. Is Growing Better. Turn, for a moment from the glamour of the play, to the business end and anyone will admit that the appearance of "The Red Canary" here goes down in the history of the Powers as unique in more particulars than one. It is a credit to Manager Konan's efforts in booking. Instead of "trying it on the dog" the show was taken directly Into Chicago, where it was put on at the Studebaker by the ilackay Production company. There it was received with open arms, but the producers realized that in th vernacular of the stage it was a little "light" ; for the more critical New York theater-goers. Leaving Chicago the last act, where it was believed the weak-Ttess lay, was made over at Blooming-tcn. Songs were introduced, especially "Champaign" which made it infinitely more the play. From there it came to Decatur. Here it was evident that we had an offering which instead of being on the down-grade of the road show, with the big-city bookings behind, was ; working upward, improving, even in the fast-flying moments between a : matinee and'riight. More Comedy Offered. The last act was strengthened fur- ; ther by the introduction of the "Panama Canal" business, in which T. Roy Barnes, a comer in the world "of the star comedians, sells the canal to his uncle for the price of a taxi-bill of 'some 480 francs. In. the afternoon the chauffeur appears in a pirate's betyd. . By evening, . the. producers believe he will be improved by a more genteel appearance especially when in the dis- . guise of a descendant of De Lesseps. -who sells the -canal, though unknown '.to himself, for a taxi fare. Una Abarbanell, chic, bird-voiced, with quality written into every step o' her dancing, is a little French and German girl, we hazard a guess from Alsace, perhaps, who is a star in her . own modest way, little given to adding worries to her manager's own troubles, and a winner in her part. T. Roy Barnes, 'kidnaped from vandeville causes the current issue of "Variety" to remark that "Mr. Barnes blossomed out as a full-fledged comedian and will have to be reckoned with in the future." An Accomplished Musician. Mana Zucca. who, by the way. carries her own name, though it is stagey enough, to be sure, la a fascinating little salesgirl, later rival for the baron's hand with the star, and ; withal a remarkable actress. Playing the part of Lois, principal saleslady, she is in the leading list of singers, -and is credited with being a remarkable pianist, with some gifts as, a com- v poser, though this is an accompMsh- ment she does not use in the play. ' Dancer Wealthy St. Louisan. A startling feature of the second act is the dance by a St. Louis girl, who in private life is the wife of her part- ,ner, Mr. Beck, and is known on the stage as Miss Francis. The dance if remarkable or its daring, grace and beauty, and she has before her an ovation when she reaches her home city She is said to be the daughter of a very well-to-do St. Louis, doctor. Gustave Donnet. scarf merchant in Paris, John Hendricks' role, is a part which is carried remarkably with his magnificent tenor captivating the house. A half dozen other principals are hard to overlook in passing the compliments. A well-defined plot runs through the action, starting at the Donnet scarf shop, the first scene in which Jane. American buyer, has just met by chance in a taxi. Hunter Upjohn, an American mixer. She is being urged to marry the baron. The proprietor of the Garden of Birds brings to Donnet a blue bird which causes his patrons to tall in love, spoiling his business. It solves the problem In colors which Donnet has" long puzzled over. But in a. moment of anger over the spell it cast over her, Jane dyes it red, "The Red Canary." In the second act Jane tests the baron's pledge to. renounce his gay life by appearing in the Garden of Birds. She finds him continuing his parties. ' She appears as a cabaret Einger and when he makes love to her, reveals her identity, and turns to her American of the taxf. Dazzling Effects. The second scene, in which the Garden of Birds is portrayed, is wealthy in scenery. The lighting effects are dazzling, especially the opening when blue-tinted birds fly over the screen of the Garden and the joy-seekers dance In the pale blue of the night. " , With the company and assisting in u Can Make No Mistake when you purchase Jewelry, Watches or Diamonds from us. If you want a square deal be sure to go to Decatur Jewelry Co. Jewelers and Opticians 159 N: Water St. . HER WEDDING CAPITAL SOCIETY EVENT ' MRS. HERBERT S. WOODS, Formerly Miss EJiih English Buck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colburn Field Buck, whose marr,iage to Herbert S. Woods Wednesday evening was one of the special society occasions in Springfield. Mrs. Woods is one of the most prominent young women in social and artistic circles of the state and has an enviable reputation as an aesthetic dancer. Mr. and Mrs. Woods will return within a few days from a short wedding trip to reside in Springfield. Mrs. Woods is well known in Decatur. improving the show for the New Tork appearance are J. W. Mackay. president of the corporation, J. C. Rigbv, general manaeer. Hniwlri nrih n.h has produced the catching- mo'lnriin and Frank KmiThsnn hv -h if staged. After a week in St. Louis, the iuulb lies east inrougn lxiuisville. Columbus, Buffalo, Toronto. Montreal, Boston and Xmv Vori-' hence it will appear in New York. THEATRICAL NOTES. Dr. Cook, north pole locator, has gone into vaudeville and is now appearing in Brooklyn. His act carries iive persons and runs 25 minutes. It is said that the members of the "Children of Today" company, in which Louis Mann is starring, received two weeks notice ' in Cincinnati last week, and the show will close on account ot poor business. Kitty Gordon's show "The Enchantress" has closed, while playing on the Pacifie coast. It is said Miss Gordon will return to vaudeville. Florence Holbrook lias secured an interlocutory degree of divorce Jrom her husband. Cecil Lean. They wer married in VJi'l. PLANS TO STUDY CO-OPtRATION President Fellows, of MiUikin, to Meet University of Cincinnati f Head. ' . KNOWS KIM PERSONALLY Much-Discussed Idea For Decatur School Being: Investigated By New Head. President G. E. Fellows of Millikin university left late Saturday night for Cincinnati on his. w-ay to Washington, D. C, where he will attend a convention of the National Association of State 'Cniversities on Monday and Tuesday. President Fellows will pass the latter part of the week in Cincinnati with President Dabney of the University' of Cincinnati, and will acquaint himself with the system of that institution whereby it co-operates with the various industries ' of the city. Dr. Fellows has been personally acquainted with President Dabney for "a number of years and he hopes to get a thorough knowledge of the Cincinnati system with a view of possible duplication at Millikin. Dr. Fellows expects to return the latter part of the week. school will meet six times during the vear in conference In the high school :.ju i. rr- ii studv of a profes sional book on teaching methods. Mr. Engleman has chosen me Elementary Standards" as the book to be studied this year. The date of the first 'meeting tvill be announced soon. In his third bulletin to the teachers t rartiriilarlv asked the teachers to look after the habits and language of the children in .xne" schools. He says that the spgech and habits of a child rest more or less with the teacher and she must be careful. Two other paragraphs from his bulletin which are of interest are as follows : Dental Inspection. "The initial step toward dental inspection of our public schools has just been taken. The credit belongs to the dentists of the city. Through the president of their association they have recently informed the superintendent that thev are ready to give free dental treatment to any child recommended for treatment by. Miss Trumble. "Co-operation with the home - and with private teachers is to be commended when children ask for the privilege of leaving school early to take piano, violin or other lessons. Occasionally It may be necessary even to excuse a child from a regularlesson in school for such a private lesson." T7.i.-i enheff hna tired of vaudeville and she has made the announcement that at the end of her present t"r she will return to light opera. She has made an offer of J10.000 to the composer who will write a musical vehicle that meets her annrovul. 1 " ' Sunday, Nov. 9, 1913. HIS AUTHORITY. Jim Jackson No( sah; yo' dor ketch dis coon wukkin' on a rainy ciy like dis. Square Hennery (astonished) Rainy? Jim Jackson Waal, ia"fg wot ue almanac says, an oat s 'rtiff foh m Puck. goon Try this.! 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The final episode showing the awful catastrophe yf the eruption of the mifihtv volcano Vesuvius, completely destroying the ceautiful bity of Pompeii is the most spectacular and awe inspiring production ever offered by any producer "TTiAf ii V if IHlSillm at 2:30 and 8:30 P. M. Four Days Commencing Sunday T latinee row 1L 1 V"i

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