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The Augusta herald. (Augusta, Ga.) 1890-1908, October 16, 1898, Image 3

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r - '■’ v’JL . C-—, - . •«*X<.,'- > r/^jti#^ THE GOTHAM STAGE # AN VIEWED BY ARTHUR CRISPIN. 1 fir afiin igflil MM | | ffe* % %mr% feinc t'NMNrH^M ***#l# fcif- ti ¥l)d MSf If* * |jt •(IM’tllM. * t»« #lfe** " @ * r * NNfUii *„4 Uunf-f « %f| |m> imi 4w»M |||* | HM If * i» it* #. % - %h» liirt MW4mMI *# ** <MM# fMl# ftk MMMKf p TVm !*!**“* 9 irtft* uf-rn ffe#*- ff %'■•!## !►*••**• n , ii. mukalMl ««# ir r-rtutfcrfil ,1 t || r tlf|p |Hi* yimlM d IMT • «l ~i#|| ||v* ftirr nr|if~**T lo HtpWii Mm f * ?*•■■■«*■• <*■ fm ]■ I’lirliiß) M4K p* |h HMhM **»|*f»| ••♦♦fMlmi «**ly %%« nffe#* •w#t*f§%# ilflttft, «IM* %** *i * f | ( amsfnfiK I*4 MMM** ■ j infrit tis id* Mw of ISM# Ch iw A* n*uil. Mm Irwin Id ff Hu romfttr H r 49 ftalif** ?• . r ' - V " \ \\\vuw V \ X y Ace A TKIO OF SirCCESHFT’L STARS. John O. Hpai ks, is of courw east for the role of a prosperous and shrewd Irishman. who is able to outwit every* body but the star. and that riaturalty would never do. Irnaclo Martlnettt. al ways a capable actor, la well fitted with the role of an anarchist, who. to prove the depth of hts devotion for on# of the gentler sex, declares in an Impassioned manner that he would even go to work for her. The women, who in an Irwin farce are usually simply backgrounds for the star, are all pretty and arc, be sides, able to act. Mmej Pllar-Morln plays a Japanese girl In English with a very slight French accent. This lady, who has no j superior In the world as a pantomimic artiste and who w ill be remembered as j the original ex|H>nent of the title role of “L'Knfant Prodisue” in this city at Paly's theater, is absolutely wasted In “Kate Kip, Buyer." Indeed her little specialty, which might be well received in an entertainment of a different na- j ture, scarcely “gets a hand.” The au- | thor of the play, <Jlcn MecDonough. , seems to have once more struck his gait as a writer of farce. I had a talk the other day with Mr. /Ibert Mellon. the secretary of the .Times R. Waite Amusement company, spent the theory that the repertory end J.icnl stock companies will shortly cease to exist as Influential phases of the snuiscmtnt catering business of the country. Of eours - this Is the opinion of s nicely any one except the few- man agers who find that these organizations are interfering with their buccaneering practice of sending bad plays out with poor casts, but the papers have given go much space to the subject lately that the views of "the other side.” so to speak, ought to he of interest. Mr. Xlellen informs me that the Waite company has b.en organized with a capital of *200,000 and that it is its pur pos' to put on *the toad a number of companies in addition to those which are now successfully touring the coun ts v. Only the best of the metropolitan bits will bo presented, and as the prices will continue Ut he from 10 to "0 cents 5 and the companies arc to be made up, pa at present, of capable .actor* he be lieve# that the success hitherto achieved v.ill be as a drop in the bucket to that ? which the future holds. A nha=e of the Waite company which will be a novelty is the Installation in 4 fVMMfpiNM ••wM *■■■* •#*•**>*» *ll** * ***’ •*wl IfMm if 1 # t ! * |p# •##*#** #* ip# w * • _ Rt lf>-»» la if)* %i *r* I Id# i f ||, i«4ti ifp ddmm - ip# Yd# !•#•# tflP HfiMtlM® I****** ** HP4W#p I I j ! thi* arrangement there will lie -*evera ; weeks devoted to tho rehearsal of earn I play Instead of one week only. »* >•" ,h --| rule at present with local stock organt | ration*, unit the production* will of ne j rcKrtty t..* eorre*i>onfllnsly Improved. Waite ha* already made a fortune In ! the presentation of opera and drama at cheap prices In moat of the smaller ep ic*. and as he I* an exceptional.y sh.ewd man It I* more than probable that there i« somethin* in this latest development of hi* pet hobby. At any rate, there are several imitator* already In the held, which would seem to Indicate that there arc those who are ot the opinion that I "repertory" ami "stock - ’ are very far | from being dead issues. Henry Arthur Jones, perhaps the most crafty of tho British playwrights from the standpoint of stage effect*, after an absence of a couple of year* Is again prominently represented at the Empire theater In thl* city, where John Brew. Is presenting his latest satirical comedy. ■ The Liars." The Empire has always been a lucky house for Jones, and some of his work has there received better treatment than, in the opinion of many cood Judges. It deserved. If there is the slight st excuse for a probl( m, J nea is certain to ram one into his play. All sorts of questions which are supposed to he tabooed in polite society are more or less boldly treated by this shrewd stage purveyor, who realizes that thee are certain people who seem to Imagine that patronage of plays in which pro scribed subjects are introduced is an eVidenee of "knowing the world." Th y like to he considered "blase,” and there in. aside from the undoubted ability of Mr. Jones in a certain line, will be found the secret of the greater portion of the success which has come to him since he adopted play carpentry as a profession. The "problem” in "The Liars” ap pears to be the cjuestion of the extent of the culpability of a wife and her lover, who have not actually become outlaws from society simply because the opnor tunitv has not presented Itself. They ere not ashamed of their conduct, or, rather, misconduct'and only regret that circumstances have conspired to keep them ostensibly respectable in spite of themselves. As in all of Jorup’ plays, the dialogue In "The Liars" Is snappy and bright. There are numerous epi grammatic retorts In which the ele- THE AVOUSTA SXJISriDA.Y HERALD. i mint i*t nmriwn «# •» pvt*rnA*m %•» I f f |v >*«** yD-ia ’ Inn «mi M g ( m t Mtut## if * > " rt! 9n til# Wr . r i4 MM J J.vfc* Iwvt It «4 »H«# •## |» tftftftM# <4 «§«*«# ftNlI IlMit. M* «• ; k-r* Hi )IN> ttMt «ill |>D«>l>»N #M»# of the type of "Tbe Ltor* ’ and The Conqueror*" It I* idle to expect man ager* to pn-sent those which uP(k-»I to the better tide of human n*tur« ex riuatvet}’. The recent scenic revival of Bronson Howard’* "Hhanandoah." which by the way, Is playing to enormous receipt* in nearly every city visited, hu* served once more to call attention to a young actress who Is certain to make her mark In the theatrical world. Thai she has not already done so In most em phatic manner Is » mutter of surprise to those who take pleasure In watching the careen* of promising beginners. Not that Miss Mary Hampton, the lady In question. Is a beginner. Hhc hu* had a long and varied stage egperleoce, but I «h„ has also been unfortunate in not having been given the opportunity to shine In the only held from which it | seems to be the genetal impression that ' stars can properly come—the city of ! New York. I saw Miss Hampton in I Viola Allen's part In "Sowing the Wind” a couple of years ago, and, while she did ! not in any sense imitate the original, nhe gave a performance which for strength and "ctegr-cut-nees” of Inter pretation was really remarkable. It was then predicted that It would be ; only a matter of a short time before ! Miss Hampton would be a member of m i&l \ MARY HAMPTON. ! one of the prominent stock companies ; of this city. Indeed when Miss Allen withdrew from the Empire theater to enter the stellar firmament it is prob able that nine out of every ten critics ; in this city thought that her successor would be Miss Hampton. Instead, Mr. Charles Frohman saw fit to go to Lon don after Miss Jessie Milward, the lady ; who was so long associated in melo TrMtn ppdlMPidW •*# Hi*# W# j •#9 w #«a|p##%»# Id id# •mHjd dJJJMIiIIJ ♦mHM timrr *•*»*♦ Ilf Id# wM #f#lH#4 ; Ye# tl# i #4ii #•>«r i «| Ml# 4d#i» ft## j id# 'idMifiii 1 # Iff### im# |# llP#* <!*»#«*# Id* MM# *stm i idm % p#pt- ' n imif i# ip d#i# # j tS r atff Ml Id* r> I | ,fi|* «t#w# ##n! •*■■*"» i* #•■»'**i*» #i#P#i M#m *4 id# |pp##pi tMt>"# il##i** In gaptlrprr# Wild atlMl r *p*##lP# n*#*# Td#f# i# • WhwM Ip •«v 4 d# I#* l p# wdil d# l# iPldlikfi pd#wt« ruimii *p imim d-AmwHi Alf lUrrn«P- fliaih# fNilMl • i|n th+ Mild Mm mm' riirr### op Id# r\»«4 dp# •Intfif l#drfi lid l*t##ld • #*#. mtn foreee was of th# opiuion tfigt Mis# Adams' lour would prove *“'<***- buy In a financial as well as In m ai-tipUc sense, hut no on# had the slightest idea that she would so completely tak-- th> country by storm. At one WsdflC'llV matinee at the Hollis Street theathr in Ration, she played to more tliun 11. MW. upii the takings for n week have seldom Ween less than *11.900. Iler receipts in Boston ware heavier than those of either Bernhardt or Irving, both of whom advanced the price* of admis sion. while Miss Adams did not. Mr Hay man further Informed m# that the profits on Miss Adants season In New York city last year were lu th • neighborhood of *175,000 These are ms figures, of course, not mine, hut she certainly was a phenomenal success and must have made a lot of money. And. when one stop# to think of It. this Is not so bad foi a girl who a little* more than half a dozen year* ago would probably have been delighted to accept an offer of a llfo position on the stage at very much less tliun SIOO h w-eek. It Is doubtful whether New York lias ever had a season In which there were So many early successes a* the present one. There has not yet been a single unqualified, failure in this city,and there have been many emphatic successes. In addition to "The Little Corporal," In which Francis Wilson is delighting large audiences at the Broadway theater, one of the moat notable hits Is Alice Niel sen. the newest comic operatic star, who Is doing splendidly ut Wallack's In "The Fortune Teller.” the book or which I* by Harry B. Smith, who Is also re sponsible for the Wilson piece. Mr. Frank L. Pet-ley, the manager of Miss Nielsen, declares that If he can make the necessary arrangements his star will not huve to leave New York this season, but as Miss Julia Arthur is to follow Miss Nielsen at Wallack'e and as the time at most of the other drsi class houses is fully booked It !» difficult to see how he can hope to ac complish this result. New York. Toole the Beat Oil«l*. Corrigan, the well known horseman, had a jockey of whom he was very careful. The boy fell ill, and Corrigan told him to go to hts own physician. Unfortunately the youngster l'orgot the address, hut determined to obey or ders. He scanned the "office hour" signs, observing some to bear the words “12 to 2,” others “2 to 4.” A third door was marked 'll to 1." “I guess those are the best odds on the street,” said the Jockey, "and I’ll try that fellow." Edna Wallace Hopper will star next season in a comic opera that is now be ing written for her. THE bOSTON TEAM: HOW IT WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Tilt tlfnfTn *» m| «•*• Ml #i #> —Mt HHn# it mmm it** in'mett—t #r-M > ittW 1 1* tmlitftl •tt t***t ats |«» fl#4 *"1(1 wttt |*InNNI, •# llttt It# •*# MMMMM t—• *th* Ha% * IHM *«t t ’f** t *»*N*'» r * “# —ts — 1 #■ ||MHtf f** *#l** p|M<tt TM» aaaaaM Mad Ma apa iM 4a*aa tot all IMr rlaMr Km M alavtral ta atlM rtwla*lh*r» Map* >M raaMtoat I Mat tfcr la a aaa as * atrHWlMralap tMr lna M a, |M ai t«at lw>4 attMta atpMt at Mart at tto praaiMal lan4 »to- IMr aattnaa Ira w Mrpaa to toll. I—rt paa* Ifcri*.* awaaprt) to pat tMr paaataat aaar fwa • to |HWlatnT»a hy IMr «•'!»• taarptu «t II polaia ha*ta« ana M *anwa to tMa Ortalrr' IP atl4 Pal W P* apatoat <• to tram tot Ihr Raltlntotr alar Maatoa a tram ha* h»M tha pranant tor thrr» ira«.n» pift>>ua ta thto aa* ItoatiHi had tha aaa tha *a* ih» aamr aamtor of tlmra atnra ItPJ ah*»a Ha |.r»*r«i National Irapur aptoranant aaa tdpiKd Thu* thia yrar that* aaa a aort mt rahhrt hrtaaaa Ihrta fnr IMr famous trofhf TMr Port no tram did not atari nut vsfT brilliant I? tMla araann. and on April II an* attrhth on thr Itat. allh a rrrnrd of Ihrrr ««m« won and four Inat rr»m that point, hoartar. thry ! hr*an atradMjr to rllmh. a Ith varylnr I fortpnr. nrafrr and arum thr top of | thr Hat. On thr Ist of May lhr> had rrarhnd thr Brat .Itvlalon, lain* alxth. | with a (*rofd of ai« pamra w*n and Ayr : loat and a prfrntait’* of AU Cincinnati, thr i luh ahkh hadly | wanin'! ito* prnnanl Ihlr yrnr. »•» Irnd in* at thla ttmr. with Itoltlmorr arcood. Thr Qun n City tram ably drfrndrd Ita I position at thr tor Of thr hrap for thr *r.-airr !«rt of Ihi r.,ir..n l>ut at laat : sue. twilmf t. 4 th. ItirvltAblr attain of a ! long .era-on and of hrln* pltlrd against nama aontamm* pi* yora uho ioul.l la-t. trr aland thr racket. Ily the lat of .’uitr the atamlina of thr club* had greatly i hanerd. Clm-ltc nati a as »tlll in the lead, being ovrr pa point* ahead of ("let eland, which »■«» IN sc ond pla.t 4 . lwtat.m Mad rlamlmr-d In to thr third notch mure than lie point* behind thr h-jnl*r». Vhi'r ihe fourth FRANK G. SELEE. [President and manager of the Boston Baseball Club.J place was held by the ex-champion team from Baltimore. By the middle of the month the four leading teams were still holding the same positions, but the per centages were greatly changed. Cincin nati led, with .6U6 points; Cleveland and Boston were tied for second place, with .638, and Baltimore was fourth, with .581 points. When the first day of August roiled around, the four leading teams stood as follows: Cincinnati, won 40, lost 23, per centage ,635; Boston, won 38, lost 23, percentage .623; Cleveland, won 36, lest 24, percentage .600; Baltimore, won 34. lost 24, percentage .686. From May 13 uwHI tPaPaamPar Aaa If. IM* * "to' ato iiamlh IN’ IlUftl IMlia* |k • -e 4 A* . % li##— - iHIp UN* I« * ■** Mm# ih- ~ M || «Mm Dntti N rtftrtl mJhlkl«ME • ««w* •«'».#*** f * rN4*>»il In# M#C littH* *M frrmt thm 44 «*• •#*f «il IMr mm# Him 4#941w4 »h*m ««f <)v Dftt 4at Cliwiiuiattl |Mr OrtnM* a«4 rffilM s t»#r On thr Aral day of Prplemttar thr 1 thrr* Irndto* cluho »•** within A*r point* of each othrr. thr acara tr-tna at follow a Itoaton. tM. on. Cincinnati. .O Thry art* now on tha home stretch, and thr winner mrtnad ■ itain to tw oar of Them, though Cleve land with a atatf of M* *# *• |thr running The Itoaton tram aaa at 111 ahrad by a comfortable margin on tort. I. and the neat thrr* war* strung out somewhat by tht# time. Thry atood a* follow*: Boston ItaltMnoto. «•. Ctartnaall. IM. Cleveland, .IPS, l'al*a* lbr very on.-Heeled happened the pennant aaa safely Ib-aton aby thla time, a* only the lor* of nearly avery game on their part gad a corrrapoudlnp hunch of vlctorlra tqr Baltltnorr t'ould anatefc the leader ship from them. The un-gper ted did got happen, and the Bean Kgtrr* are again the winner* of the race. The champion* have won thatr well deserved laurel* by tb# strongest kind >4 away from home work during tha whole ». aaon and by playing consistent hall at all time* Thr tfrbdea were ‘ttph.-M In Utelr slept- by the offer of as.*## to lb»- play er* by tbelr mana* 4 *r and president. Kd Hanlon, and they would hove well deserved Ih< money hail they won. On the other hand, the Horton* had no auclt Incentive to Spur them on. hut the true Idea of sportsmanship I* *» deeply imbued In I hell hearts and tolttd* that "to win" is prize enough to make them fight to the last ditch. Boston this year hus a team that can hardly be excelled in individual players, and when their team work is taken Into consideration It is simply unapproach able. Tenney, Lowe. Collins and Long are individually and collectively the equal of any infield quartet ever pro duced. Captain Puffy is probably the most valuable left fielder now playitig: the game, and as a leader he is only second to Tebeau. Hamilton is one of the best base stealers and run getters in the business, and there are few bet ter fielders than Stahl. 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MVnft ftko I foik.»tn« (Ml of dualofon atlrfhl Ml IHa* | iM.mifnl arUI wirva l« tmlk-010 tlko l*lMjr* ful maiukrr of thr (trnmatlntr: Umlrta —I am Mir >‘«m air tin 4ull« I ,aj HrlPOnr rvrr atttnaa had. MndrrMfn Imlmr than thin ltol*rl«o of «ha I I* It? Mnairl*—Trlnno ifurloai**, Ob. ihMl'M a namr I aha It nrvrr funmtt BmhrpM Hawty lltrlrntn' So lam IlmtlH*—By Si. Crania. }ra! Wlwla ,irr ha rat ha ttaa not dull Ha oat* ibraalta -dfl— • Rodartvo- Tan. I>«(rl$ -IV* >.*n think K'll (all 'HI 1 r.-hat ha aald? ImdaHito—l lh<*ti*hl you worn b-fln- I ninM. Beatrix Sol I l:«r|rrtati Iraalxnadl —Thera la no ne-il. Beatrix—l ahttuld think tK»I. But f»ln in* from hint Iha murk of Iha w nrtla miindad atianxa. for hare "tut a "H<t mun of Ilk*' n'taidr. faroaloua. untatin'*. {atwlttiutlr, a ll|rr. I tvaa httrrtlaljf afraid of hint. . Ro4eri#o— A friald ? Beatrix —Httrrlbly afrtld' He never knatt ii. thoiixh for I tun look tierce, too. when I like. So I told him I hated hint. ItoUerlxo —Didn’t you? Beatrix—ln n woman'* word book “I hale von" often mean* "I like you." Itoderlxo—That'* worth reioambertn*. Reutrtx—Bo I t*oura<l torrent* of upon him. i Hoderlxo—-Did he »tH*ni frightened. I Beatrix—Not he. He atood like a rook, f loved him for It. I thought. Here la m man. Ho I bade him begone, rtoderlxo —Betauoe you loved him? Beatrix —Tteeau*a —dtccaUMe -because—* oh. you're a ho|tele*xly dull thins! Broad hnr*t. Hte flay weight. V * lieotge H. Broad hurst, who ha* won fame at; an author of farce, la an Eng lishman and hall* from the Utile town of Walsall. Staffordshire, where 111* axed parenta Ktlll resltle. He drifted Into the theatrical business through hi* brother Thomas, who was nn expert account ant and was enknaed by M. B. Leavitt to straighten up his book*. Leuvltt at that lime had several theaters and at tractions and quite a few lnex|*erlenced bookkeeper*. Ooorge became th- trea*- urer of the Windsor theuler. Chicago, and afterward the manager of the Bush Street theater, San Francisco, While there he met Bronson Howard, who first put the idea Into his head to write a play. His first was "The Speculator." which he gave to Joseph Brooks to read, with a view to getting William H, Crane to produce It. Brooks rejected It. but aft erward produced "The Fool of For tune." wiilelt was similar to "The Spec ulator.” Broadhurst, of course, does not accuse either Crane or Brooks of pilfering his play. Writing force Is very easy for Broad hurst. Be completed "What Happened to Jones" in 32 days. The Ideas and lin»s came to him so fast he worked about IS hours a day for fear h<- would lose them. Serious work Is mueh hard ,,,. for the author. He has been three years writing “The Last Chapter” and will not produce It until next season, as the company required to interpret it must bo a strong one. "Why Smith' Left Home” was written in San Fran cisco last winter. He considers that "Smith” and "Jones” have no merits as literary works. Broadhurst considers that there are but two things in writing farce. One is to make people laugh and the other to bring money Into the box olliee. He is always careful, however, never to touch upon anything suggestive. A Ifexv Pel ilia IJonna. A. new dramatic prima donna of dis tinction has been found in Georgette Le blanc, who succeeded Emma Calve in Massenet's "Sapho" at the Paris Op era Continue and achieved an instant and extraordinary success* on quite orig inal lines. .... .j.