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I AMUSEMENTS. U . Suit Lako theatro Wiilla Collier In I' "Tho Dictator," matlneo today, peril per-il formanco tonight. ,1 Grand theatre Ilchrs hand concert y tomorrow evening, ft J Utahna theatro "Thelina," niatlne I; today, performance tonight, j COMING ATTRACTION. l Salt l.ako theatre WresUIng inatc'.i h . February 27th; "Tho Silver Slipper," Kohruary 28-29; Joseph Murphy Utahna theatro Iteflncd vaudeville, 1 week beginning February 27tli. Early Ip tho week Mmo. Mantclll 'r camo to town and opened tho flood-a flood-a gntes or a magnificent voice to nn car-It car-It loss wilderness of empty chairs. Mmo. j Mantclll gnvo us gems from grand ) oporn and If anything Salt Lnkors t lovo It la grand opera. This must ho' j; so, hocauso Salt Lakers aro really loud I1 mouthed In shouting their musical , ' preferences from empty housetops, k; Oh, yes! Our peoplo can not enduro if ; tho cheap lyrics of musical comedies b or musical forces. They hMngor for L Grand Opora, with a big "G" and a I' largo "O." Ask Mmo. Mantolll's treasurer If It Is not so, and ho will j ' show you a monoy bag filled with hot : air. Salt Lako is certainly a rollglous lj town, and when grand opera comes ' along wo ail turn Christian Scientists , nnd glvo It tho nbsont treatment, il I.ocnl theatro-goers romcmhor how, h i Bomo years ago, Nanco O'Noll slipped fc. ! quietly Into Salt Lako and won It with ' hor tragic art. Sho was thon only a t; girl In years, but thero was maturity l In hor methods. Wo woro then told I ! to keep nn oyo on hor enrcer, to lis-' lis-' tn and wo would henr hor namo upon l tho Hps of fame. Of theso prophecies F! ' It can now bo written, "and It enmo to l pass." SInco wo saw hor, Nanco I O'Noll hns blazed hor way around tho 1 world. It was llko a dramatic trlum-i; trlum-i; phal mnrch, with "Wolcomo" written I over tho gates of a hundred cities. If Tho rovlowors ovorywhoro spilt lumln-n lumln-n ous ntljectlvos over hor art; they out-El out-El shono tho spangles on hor costumes, li In all lands this California girl was ( greeted, not as tho coming nctress, Ij but as ono who had already nnlvod. " It was onough to sot hor young head j spinning upon hor youthful shoulders, ft But, with a discretion beyond hor I years, bIio took tho triumphs not to j horscir. Only when tho actress- ab-' ab-' sorbed tho woman did sho fool froo to accept tho tributes of hor ndmlrors. Australia, Now Zealand, South Africa and India decked her brows with all tho Impulsiveness of tho tropics. In London sho met her supreme test and rose to it with all tho confidence that mnkes assuranco splendid with fulfillment. ful-fillment. Nanco O'Noll, In tho world's most critical city, heard tho same ap-plauso ap-plauso that filled her ears iw tho lands beyond tho sea. No other American actress had received re-ceived greater adulation from press and public than did sho In Jtho great metropolis. Having walked the primrose prim-rose path around tho globe, Nanco O'Noll lnnded In Boston only to hear again tho music of applause. Sho was treated llko a returned re-turned prodigal daughter, tho fatted calf was killed at tho boxofllco, night after night. When Intellectual Boston surrenders Itself to Idolatry, there Is no limit to Its hysteria, no bounds to Its excesses. Nanco O'Noll was placed upon a pedestal so high that her head struck tho stars. Boston Common was filled with enthusiasts worshipping a nowly-found tragic goddess. Hor sails filled with tho winds of adulation, Nance O'Nell floated Into Broadway upon a tldo of Boston popularity. popu-larity. Here ondeth her Journey through fairyland. Hero appearoth also tho hidden rocks In tho rainbow sea. Had Nnnco O'Noll gono to Now York first, instead of Boston, shu might have never awakened from hor dream. But, lnnsmtich ns Boston had been favored before Gothnm, every hammer In Manhattan joined tho anvil an-vil chorus. Alan Halo, Metcalf, Win-tor, Win-tor, Davlos nnd tho others saw a chnnco to hit Boston, through tho actress. ac-tress. They got busy, and with brutal hands plucked ovory foreign laurel from tho O'Nell brow. Thoy rushed at hor naked throat with butcher jyc,s- I5t tho arrow which Nanco O Noil shot at hor dofamers is tlppod with flro: "I must confess," sho said, that I speak in neither a foreign tongue nor in English with a dialect, and that I am under thirty years of ago. unsollod of tho divorce court. To ho young and unsonsatlonal Is, indeed, in-deed, to bo guilty. But I can't help Salt Lako was ono of tho first cities to acknowledge Nanco O'Noll and tho doubting Thomases of Now York will yet be converted. Sho Is still In her twenties and, can afford to wait. One of theso days sho will shake the Manhattan Man-hattan applo tree and fill her histrionic histri-onic apron with red-cheeked pippins. Now, mind what I say! William and Joseph Jefferson woro hero in that splendid old comedy, "The Rivals." Tho play is certainly good, oven If tho two Jeffersons aro not so good as their father. William and Joseph Jefferson Inherited In-herited tho namo of their father, but tho dramatic stork was less kind to them than to the elder Jefferson. At tho matinee today and perform ance tonight, you will have a chance to seo and hear a wonderfully clover comedian Willie Collier. Invest your monoy and draw a laugh dividend. dt & Last Sunday night Held's band played two new caprices that took tho houso by tho ears. If there is any now music flying In tho air, Mr. Held Is sure to get It on tho end of his baton. So, at the last concert, "Zenith" "Zen-ith" and "Pro Yalonslo" were tossed out by the band to tho delight cf the . JOE MURPHY, at Salt Lake Theatre Morch 3 and 4 largo audience always partial to catchy, snappy music. If Mr. Held does not glvo programmes containing more classical numbers, tho blamo does not attach to him if, indeed, there is any blamo In tho matter. A conductor who would fnil to consult tho temperament of his auditors would soon find himself without an audience to consult. Herein lies ono of Mr. Held's secrets of success. Lovers of high class music may regret this, but their solicitude applies moro to theoretical theo-retical than actual conditions. Mr. Held Is quite right in keeping his eyo on tho boxofllco. Tho flddlor has to bo paid, and, at tho Grand, ho Is paid by those whoso cars delight In catchy, swinging music. nTho selectIons from the tuneful Chaperoncs" received any quantity of applause. Lltoff's "Maximilian Robesplor-o " aescrlptlvo of tho French roolutlo rather too sombro and thunderous bo popular, though It has moments tho playing of tho Marseillaise when a Frenchman might grab a trl-color flag and march B up tho aisle shouting. Tho "Hunting H Scene," played with dash and spirit, H was ono of the most popular mcmbcrj H Ur. Zimmerman's cornet solo from Schubert's serenade was In every way H i gem. The euphonium solo. "Asleep wB In the Deep," stirred the appreciative H depths of the audience. H Mr. Walter Aylett's vocal sotos, ac- H "ompanled by Mrs. De Lory, proved B to bo Tyrolean warblo songs agrceaDi) Wt out of tne ordinary. I Tho concert concluded with Tllzer's "Blue Bell," played by request. M For Hold's- concert tomorrow even- tl lng an attractive program has been arranged. Mr. Schuster will render a M violin solo, also Mr. Sims upon the -1 clarinet. Miss C. Elmer, a San Fran- M cIsco girl, Is tho vocal soloist. Prof. M Youngdale, who Is making a reputa- tion as a composer of marches, has jfl a new offering for tomorrow evening, f J 'The Bell of Panama." Ill Joel Priest seerns awfully concerned IB est moro than 4318 people crowd Into IB .ho Tabernacle to hear Conried's Ger- IB man canaries. Now, friend Joel, don't IB worry yourself about tho Tabernacle IB being over-crowded. II Ten-and-twonty cent melodrama has I reached Salt Lako! Tho heart of the IB gallery boy beateth with joy'long do- IB fcrred. The novel-reading girl Is IS stirred to tho depths of her soul her l hero has arrived and from hencerortn II will bo Johnny-on-tiro-Spot. A con- II gested box-olllco, a crowded auditor- II lum, a thousand applaudors, have been i tho nightly record of tho now Utahna , Stock company in its initial appear- anco in "Tholma." If thero bo any H doubting Thomases in ZIon, who are K skeptical as to Mr. Gourley's dramatic H policy, a glance at tho week's tally- B shoots will convert them that melo- m drama is not dead, nor does it oven sleep. Tho Utahna company makes no g pretension to great dramatic mem, i but, what is moro to tho point, value i received" Is written over the cast irora i top to bottom. Any patron of tne Utahna will hold up his tlckot ana t swear that It is so if ho doosn t tne curtain should bo rung down on nw conscience. The foot-lights are not ior him. a.q "Tholma," tho Norwegian P"11"33' is played satisfactorily by Miss EU' Gresham, who lights up an otherwise sombro part with bright touches oi personal graco and sweetness, bae the leading lady of the company- 7 I! Her methods Indicate versatility Ei mi in future roles promise 11 reeablc surprises. Mr. George If Krd as the English baronet, II thouch ' somewhat unguarded In " II his cestures, nils the exacting role of 9M a British gentleman with the convic- " iB Hon of Its social Importance and IB makes love liko a drawing room hero. II if i understand the inclinations of . IH Lh Lake matinee girls, I should say IB Mr Melford's tall and slender form IB Is already an object of favorable con- B cern Mr. Luke Cosgrove, the sturdy B old Viking, father of "Thelmn," does B somo convincing and virile acting, ln- I dicating familiarity with a character 3 widely varying in emotional moods. H Frank Clayton as the scheming Lon- H nox is clearly in sympathy with his part There is studied method in his H badness, and, in fact, his interpreta- H tion of the part Is refined, polished H cusscdncss none of the rant and H bluster that spoils the usual stage vil-lain. vil-lain. Mr. Joseph Boson carries the light and illppant stylo demanded by his part. Miss Nellie Breyer Is mak-ing mak-ing a mighty hit as Britta, the servant girl. She Is the storm-laugh-center of the play. Miss Laura Bell, tall and stately, In her fashionable gowns, is a costumlc picture which all of us men Bl frame with our eyes and keep on fram-lng, fram-lng, because, being mere men, tho , optic thirst will not be satisfied. Cruel, HJ cruel Mis3 Bell! I hope you are only HI a play coquette! Miss Nellie Bow- HI ring assumes the double roles of the . Hj bag, Louisa, and the dancer, Violet HJ Vere, with far from equal merit. As HJ the witch, she is too uncanny to be Hj real. As Violet Vere, however, she is H Parisian from heels to head-piece. H Her cigarette smoking smoky rings H on pink fingers her careless abandon H and reckless gaiety, form a tenderloin atmosphere that almost breathes wita finished art. Mr. O. P. Jonasson in B the part of Sigurd, the dwarf, Is quite fl satisfactory. E'dward Messell as Loro if Winsleigh and Edwin Johnson as the man servant, do well In their small (1 parts. 9 Now, while sufficiently praising tho .1 work of the Utahna company, I have M had in mind tho fact that an "all-star cnst" is quite beyond the capacity of M tho Utahna boxofllce. That Mr. Gour- JT ley is making good his promise to give Pi dramatic value for money receivou, IM will not bo denied by any ticket-buyer Ijfj with a conscience. However, tho IB members of tho stock company should not carelessly rest upon their laurels. I have a big stick up my sleeve and shall not hesitate to lay it over tho back of any actor or actress should ho or she unhappily force mo to severe measures. So there! I Next week tho Utahna theatre re- turns to vaudeville. Tho bill Is one of tho best yet given, says Mr. Gour- 'ay. Among the headllners aro the I Grcat Arabs- Sam anl Kel- I 'y, Fyno and Doudy, tho Falrchllds 1 and now moving pictures. ; x Next Monday night, at tho Salt Lake I n, ,ro' something now in athletics ,Vi t, ,,Eiven t0 ,ocal sportsmen. Ed-I Ed-I 110 "oblnson and an unknown Jap will be i seen in a wrestling match, tho former for-mer using tho well known catch-as-catch-can method, while tho llttlo " im sll0WS tho tricks of jiu-! jiu-! ,Tho sports of tho town are di-(i di-(i n t n Plnln as to tho merits of n? rnJ? fchools f wrestling. A bet winVT 8 up botween tho men, tho th.P Tml,st tak0 tw falls out of S'aSTUB Pr0llmlnarlca havo noxtK qI? vSomaay ovenlnE tnirti ? A?,Ivor SIPPer" is tho at-m?.K at-m?.K at thQ Salt Lak0 thcatr0- This .ofnl? MCOme,dy had beon seen here Btm f' th0 elided youth of the town n memberlng tho famous "Cham-?epBt0 "Cham-?epBt0 danco" Elaborate scenic of-"cis, of-"cis, new and gorgeous costumes, tuneful music, dances full of the poetry of motion, aro only a partial list of tho features promised. The chorus is said to bo larger ami proi tier than ever a bunch of Clndorellas each with tiny silver slippers of her own. In March, tho great Drury Lane-spectacle, Lane-spectacle, "Mother Goose," will mako the eyes of Salt Lake fairly dizzy with color and motion. Mr. Briant S. Young, well known m local literary circles, has written f drama entitled "Taps and Reveille." Tho story of tho play deals with incidents inci-dents of tho civil war. Those- who havo read the manuscript havo beon agreeably surprised at tho amount of dramatic ability displayed by Mr. Young. It Is described as being strong In dramatic situation, spirited and stirring dialogue bolUtlng a military mili-tary atmosphere, while, in pleasing contrast to tho general virility of tho story, run tho gentle threads of a tender ten-der lovo story. Mr. Young's many friends await with impatience tho production pro-duction of tho play. H & Tho well known actor, Joseph Murphy, Mur-phy, is booked at the Salt Lake theatre the-atre for March 3-4. HARRY LB GRANDE.