Boston Sunday Post (Newspaper) - January 27, 1907, Boston, Massachusetts
DRAMATIC PAGE OF THE BOSTON SUNDAY POST, JANUARY 27, 1007
here are a few expressions at random from the part and how they look and are pronounced in English:
“To do business—-Har-ra-wup.”
“Be on your guard—Ee-as-poo-noo-kaub.”
“Will hoax (or fool)—Tu shu-ah-van-turn.” v By the time six weeks had gone by a vocabulary of 300 or so words of the Ute language had been taken down, and there the work ceased, as it was more than sufficient to express all the English lines in the play in purest Ute. Anyone who knows anything at all of the Ute langugag« will have no difficulty in following the dialogue. In addition a pretty fair working system of the sign language was also procured and has be'en introduced in the play.
yet. The other day I was looking up the ages of some of the plays which might aptly t*3 termed ’America's standard successes,' and find that the biggest winners which have been presented, outside of pieces which have been used in stock, ire 'Old Homestead,’ 20 years; James O’Neil’s ‘Monte Cristo,’ 22 years; ‘In Old Kentucky,’ 14 years; Augustus Thomas’ ‘Arizoiia,’ !) years, and ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ r> years, which is after all the truo proof that the public likes them, and satisfying the likes of the great American public is the theatrical manager’s mission in life.”
Miss Eugenie Besserer, who appears in “How Hearts are Broken,” was formerly an instructoress in the art of fencing with foils, rapiers, broadsw’ords, etc., and it was while engaged in this profession that she acquired a knowledge of theatricals and her desire to become an actress, as she was frequently called upon by theatrical managers to assist in staging productions wherein sword duels formed important scenes. During her early youth Miss Besserer wag a protege of the famous fencing master, Professor Senae, and received her education as a fenceur under his tuition. In September, 1894, when a vacancy occurred, and upon Professor Senac’s recommendation, she secured the position as fencing mustier with the Berkely Ladies’ Athletic Club of New York city, possibly the most exclusive organization of its kind in the world, having a membersiiip comprised almost entirely of the ladies of New York’s upper 400. Miss Besserer continued at the Berkely Club for a period of four years, and to this day enjoys the distinguished acquaintance and friendship of many members of this smart social set.
Her proudest claim to distinction as an expert wlV> the foils occurred during the fencing tournament held at the Manhattan Athletic Club, New York city, in April, 1905, when she contested with and defeated Professor Jacoby and Dr. Thomas, two well-known masters, and in the finals she defeated Professor Van Schuick, at that time amateur fencing champion of America. In this series of contests Miss Besserer won, and still holds the gold medal offered by the-club.
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Professor George C. Marshall, the well-known theatrical teacher, says that he has met some queer propositions for stage honors, but the aspirant who called on him last week he thinks is entitled to first prize. She was of the fair, fat and 40 type, and gave the following reasons for wishing to join the professional ranks: “I’m from down in Maine, an’ I come to Boston to git a job at show actin’. Folks down our way who beard me sing an’ play on our melodc^n jest up an’ told me that I was a fool to slave the way that I’d been doin’ when I had sich talent. I’ve done the housework an’ the chores on our farm, helped the hired man, milked cows and made butter till I’m tired of it all. Now I’m agoln’ to see high life an* be somebody. I’ve been married three times: divorced two of the pesky critters, an’ the last one hain’t worth it. He’s the laziest ryan in our county, an’ all he's alookin’ for is some fool woman to cook his food, while he sits behind the atove a toastin’ ills shins. I jest thot it was time to git, so I skedaddled. As soon as I can sell the farm I won’t have nothin’ on my mind. Now, I’m sot on teamin' to jig. makin’ faces and cuttin’ up comical like, or do you think somethin’ sad would suit me better.”
Professor Marshall suggested a return to the tall timber.
ment is adding new and striking features every week, and is determined to keep the Unique in the front rank as a refined and enjoyable place of entertainment. The cosey auditorium, with the homelike atmosphere, is of itself most inviting to the ladies and the children.
at the Majestic Theatre tonight for the benefit of the North End Dispensary. At the head of the list will be found Holcomb, Curtis and company. They are supported by Frank Bush, the funny stoi y teller; Ellis Nowlin trio, eccentric comedy acrobats: Miss Grace Hazard, Rogers and Daly, Willie Weston, in character impersonations; Orville and Frank, the famous equilibrists, and the Majestiscope witli an enlivening set of views.
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The PALACE THEATRE will have
the effervescent, always acceptable "Bon Ton” company this week. The artistic and financial success of this light extravaganza has been something wonderful. As usual, the entertainment is divided into three parts; the first being a musical comedy bearing the title. “The Pousse Cafe.’’ Messrs. Weber and Rush have provided the best company of comedians obtainable for this class of entertainment, headed by the inimitable character comedian, Mr. Guy Rawson.
The second portion of the programme is devoted to vaudeville, and is headed by the six Darlings, the Monte Carlo girls, direct from Europe, this being their first appearance in America, and various other top-notch vaudeville artists. The second satire, or third part of the entertainment, is entitled “A Girl From Mars,” in which Guy Rawson and Frances Claire never fail to capture their audience, and it is a constant roar of laughter all the time tlds clever pair holds the stage. There are no waits in tlie action, no stops in the rapid succession of comedy situations.
IN THE MUSICAL WORLD
The fourth in the series of entertainments of the Boston Lyceum course, to be given on Monday evening, Jan. 28. in Tremont Temple, is attracting much attention because of the established reputation of the singers and the charucter of the programme. The singers are Mme. Charlotte Maconda of New York and the “Vagabondias” of this city, a male quartet, with Harold Tripp and John Daniels, tenors: Stephen Townsend, baritone. and Leverett B. Merrill, bass. Mr. Carl M. Lamson will be at the piano. Mme. Maconda, the soprano, is well known throughout this country. She has sung here on three occasions witli the Handel and Hadyn Society, and was soloist at the Maine festival of 1904.
Mr. Rudolph Qanz, the Swiss pianist, announces a recital at Steinert Hall on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. ¡5, when he will present a most interesting programme.
Mile. Sehnitzer will give her third and last recital in this city at Jordan Hail next Saturday afternoon. Her programme promises much that is enjoyable.
CITY POINT CATHOLIC ASS'N TO DANCE IN COPLEY HALL
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An excellent charity concert has been arranged for the theatregoing public of Boston at the Bowdoin Square Theatre this evening. Madge Fox, Lew Hawkins, Robinson and Grant, Lawson and Namon, DeVeau Twins and Harrington are the head-liners. They are followed by a host of others.
Next Thursday evening is the date set for the second of the series of Jordan Hall orchestral concerts to «be given by the new orchestra, of which Mr. Wallace Goodrich is the conductor. The performance will begin at 8:15. The soloist on this occasion will be Ralph Osborne, the baritone. Mr. Osborne has not yet been heard in Boston as a soloist, although lie sang a part in the production of the Converse opera, “The Pipe of Desire,” last year. His debut in this, his native city, will be watched with much interest. The most interesting number on the programme will be the three movements from Cesar Franck’s symphonic poem, “Psyche.” The first of these. “Le Som-meil dc Psyche,” was played for the first time last year by the conservatory orchestra, and outside of that limited audience has not been heard in Boston. The second movement has never been played in America. It is ‘ Psyche Enlevee par les Zephirs.’ The last movement, “Psyche et Eros,” was playéd here for the first time last fall by d’Indy.
The programme will open with the prelude to Humperdinck’s dainty fairy opera. “Hansel and Gretel,” and close wifh Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.”
At the Orpheum this evening the last appearances for the season will be made by the 12 Tennessee ’ Students and the company of English artists, appearing in “Three of a Kind,” Jack Lorimer, Eph Thompson’s elephants and all the other artists and organizations included in last week's bill.
At AUSTIN a STONE'S MUSEUM
the triumph of the season is the convention of colossal girls. Many nations are represented in this unique and fascinating gathering of large ladies, an unprecedented number even for the museum.
Topics of absorbing interest to large women will be discussed this week. Tomorrow the question will be: “Should a
lady weighing over 300 pounds wear shirtwaists?”
There will be other attractions also in the curio hall, including Ottura, the Japanese lady magician; Braddon and Gibson. the wild Western cowgirls; James Irwin, the upside-down athlete; Till’s marionettes and Trixie and her den of snakes.
In the theatre tlie* merry Minstrel Maids and a corps of clever comedians will hold forth, presenting a new list of the latest songs, lively dances and fun of the funniest sort. Tn vaudeville will be Joe Maxwell in pictured songs; Lavlne and Alma, in acrobatic comedy; Byron and Blanche,
In a new drawing room sketch; King and Hasloop, in comedy, and new motion pictures.
At the THEATRE COMIQUE the
coming week the patrons are- promised some pleasant surprises. The feature will be “Trial Marriages,” which gives a bachelor’s experiences. An amusing number is entitled “The Mechanical Statue” and shows the numerous tricks an ingenious servant perpetrates at his master’s expense. “The Charmer” presents the wonderful hypnotic powers of the human mind.
The illustrated songs will be sung by May Vincent, Grace Mordaunt, Harry Downing, Thomas Bullock, John Beasley Rnd Frank Cohan. The instrumental numbers will be given by Helen Qualey, Another one of those delightfully enter-
Harry Russell. W. O. Johnson and M. des taining concerts for which the Columbia
Riveres. The usual Sunday concert will Theatre is famous will be given at that
ac given tonight, beginning at 7 o'clock, playhouse this evening, a bill of 10 acts
-being engaged. The box offleo will be
At the UNIQUE THEATRE the opened this afternoon at 2 o’cloi k. second week of the new system of com- ■ * * * *
plete daily changes of programme has 1 Comedy looms large in the programme
♦»mphasized its popularity. Th# manage- which has been arranged for the concert
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For the concert, at the Globe tonight, Holcomb, Curtis and company will offer their latest comedy, “The Night School”; Eddie Girard and Jessie Gardner will present “Dooley and the Diamond”; the Ellis Nowlin trio, three eccentric comedy athletes; Rogers and Deelev in “The Singer and His Valet’; Willie Weston, character impersonations; Orville and Frank, equilibrists; the Baileys, colored entertainers; Montgomery, May and Pearsall in a sketch; the Globoscope. and as a big extra feature, Frank Bush, the famous entertainer, constitute the bill.
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JAMES M. PORTER,
President City Point Catholic Association,
ing State and city officials, including Mayor John F. Fitzgerald.
This society, since Father Butler has been at its head, has made rapid strides, so that today it ranks among the leading Catholic societies of the Greater Boston district.
On the general committee, who have the party in charge, are the following
Tlio Rev. Francis .1. Putter, chairman; otho T. O'Leary secretary: John A. McKenna. Lowell: Frank 1.. Hums, Lynn; the Iter. Michael J. Dotxljr. Cambridge; Stephen T. Ward. North Chelmsford; Miss Anna ('. Graves, Uoxbury; Mrs. Joseph T. Itrennan, Poston ; L. K, Murphy, Boston: Charles 11. Farrell, Boston: Miss Emma Cowan, Dorchester; E. 1*'.. Oaufrhan. East Cambridge; Timothy .McCarthy, Boston; John I. Fitzgerald. Boston: Martin King. West Quincy; Frank Btiahey. Hudson; Mrs. Catherine Ttliaon. Boston: Maurice DIneen. Malden; the Her.
John T. Mullen. Boston: Joseph T. Brennan, Boston; .MI«s Julia McCarthy. Boston: C. J. (To,vie/, Roxbnry: George Itosenburger. Cambridge: Thomas W. Ban, Cambridge: Fred Lyons. Roxbary: Miss A. Newman. East Cam
bridge: L. J. O'Neil. Boston; John F. Conaty, Taunton: Mrs. A. M. Cunnlff. Malden.
The members of the reception committee are: The Itev. Francis J. Butler, the Rev. Michael J. Doody. Maurice DIneen, Mrs. Catherine Tlllson. Miss Mary K. Owens. Miss Mary A. Mullen, Annie F. Sullivan. Miss Jennie Sennott. Miss .Mary E. Finn. Miss Emma A. Cowan, Mt<* Annie M. CuunllY. the Ilfm. Vugnstlm« Daley. William ¡fiiea. the Rev. John T. Mullen. John A. McKenna, Frank L. Burns, Otho T. O’Leary. Edwin Mulready. James 11. Conley. Joseph A. Sheehan. Jeremiah <!. I-'ennessey. Jeremiah J. Crowlc.v, John J. Leonard. James F. Dooley, the lion. John T. Shea. Patrick F. Sullivan.
Next. Tuesday afternoon, Fannie Bloomfield Zeislcr makes her reappearance in Steinert Hall with a programme of pianoforte music of much interest.
This evening at Keith's a concert will bo given the proceeds of which will go to the Woman’s Auxiliary of the British Charitable Society. Appearing on the programme will be “The Irish Queen,” Maggie Cline; Clayton White and Marie Stuart, in “Paris'; Mosher, Houghton and Mosher, in a bicycling act; Catherine Hayes and Sabel Johnson, in “A Dream of Baby Days”; the musical clown. Ferry Corwey, in a tuneful burlesque, Ziska and King, the magicians and eccentriques; Cook and Sylvia, in a turn with songs and most uncommor, dancing, and the kinetograph.
Andy Leonard, well known in Boston as the white coon, has been engaged as a special feature for the Sunday night concert at the Grand Opera House. The programme will consist of Miles brothers' moving pictures and illustrated .songs and will include a variety of the late comedy and sensational picture hits. Victor Lament and Mis« Louise Murray are to sing the illustrated songs.
OFFICIALS IN CHARGE OF THE “COLLEGE BALT
A meeting of the Young Men's Catholic Association will be held this afternoon at the association clubhouse, which will be addressed by Mayor Fitzgerald, and many of the filial arrangements made for the ball which is to be held on Monday, Feb. II. at Symphony Hall.
To the ladies’ committee no small degree of credit is due for their labors in perfecting the details. They have worked untiringly in this direction, A meeting of the ladies will be held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the parlors of the association building, 41 East Newton street. The reverend president of the association, the Rev. Thomas I. Gasson, S. J., will be present to meet the ladies for the first time since assuming that position.
Poole’s Boston Orchestra, that delighted the many thousand dancers at Wonderland ballroom last summer, lias been engaged for the coming season at the Nautical Garden ballroom. Revere Beach.
A TERM EXEMPLIFIED
“In Philadelphia the housewives are so neat that they scrub the public streets.”
“Well. well! I’ve often heard of seovv’.ng the neighborhood.”