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I II tOith the First Wight er. n H J I Attractions for the week of September 14th. E! IS J ' Salt Lalce Tneatr0 Monday, Tuesday and Wed- H 1 1 T nesday, and Wednesday matinee, "The Burgomas- 4 If ter'" Friday and Saturday and Saturday 'matinee, H I "The Prince of Pilsen." B (' ij This afternoon and night Kllery's Royal Ital- B I 1 I - lan bPnd' f 1 k ' ( ij ill ' "THE BURGOMASTER." fl j m h Pixley and Luders' greatest musical comedy B p 1 1 im success, "The Burgomaster," with a big company H ' ! 1 1 1 I ' sxy PePle now production and new cos-H cos-H I t r 1 x tumes, will be the attraction at the Salt Lake m ' I ijl ' Theatre Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and H 1 : n'l i Wednesday matinee. H ' I J 1 Chicago has been the home of "The Burgo- m J lit master," but when the present company played M 1 1 1 ' there this summer, the papers unanimously de- M I 'A'' ! clared that the production was the best in every M I ! I way that had ever been given of the great light M !1 r opera. Frank Pixley and Gustave Luders had m "''if li but one object in writing "The Burgomaster." B J II Pixley wrote words that made the public laugh. M 1 jjl J 1 Luders wrote music to set the feet a-dancing m ")Tf and to make one whistle. M 1 1 a I ! The company this year includes such well H j ! known people as Ruth White in her original role ! ft"? of "Willie," Oscar L. Figman as the Burgomas- I ! j! ter, Tromas Ricketts, William Riley Hatch, , ' fi Charles Sharp, R. J. Moye, George McKissock, I i it Helen Dexter, Harriet Sheldon, Louise Brackett ' 1 I f 1 ' and Josephine Ditt. m, !. ifffl s . The sale of seats for "The Burgomaster" is B ! I Vrn " now open- H. p ' ' E I H j I PRINCE OF FILSEN. B f iff " -Smart," and is Picturesque and-Bcautlful as H I ill! I Design Can Make It. B (pi If i j Chicago has just had its second run of Henry B i! Ii( I W" SavaSe's "Prince of PllseD," and came near B , li1;! breaking its own record of last season at the B if (Ji N ' Studebaker, which was the best record that thea- B il jf1?! tre can boast. The second Wednesday matinee B ; j ! H i- ' of this engagement was the largest in receipts H i Hi 'If the Studebaker ever had. In a word, Chicago B ' !. If fl went fairly wild over the "Prince of Pllsen." The iffffl ! fPJi American said of it: "Smart! Smart as money B i IH1 I and millinery and picturesque designing can B , f I make it, is 'The Prince of Pilsen;' an old favorite iffl fff v. I n a ne"w frock. The Prince is back with his in- IfB ' ! iiil il ! ,imitable, Irresistible smile, and his 'Were you effer B y ij 1 1 -in Tointcinnetti?' The famous query got a recep- B Ij f ff , J tion as cordial and definite as though it were part B if Hi , of the cast; it made, as it vere, an entrance, and B Ljfrf If af ter it came the audience settled comfortably, as ifffi' i""il In 'an auflience oes when the star comes on at last. iffffl' 111 US M I CAs a sPectacle 'Tne Prince of Pilsen' is charm- ffffs iff! Ill ' ingly fresh and gay, and as an entertainment it is B jit I J )the same swift, tuneful, amusing whirl of girls, B hi calculated to set lightly on a good dinner, fitting B ,i I J inicely between cafe noir and broiled lobster. The B til 1 ij! t prima donne, in their new costumes, are as chic B lip' and dainty asvso many Paris dolls fresh from the B j fl tissue paper wrappings and such admirable foils B, ijffl j 'for each other that surely there should be no jeal- B f 5 J I busies in the ranks. Trixie Friganza is a happy B j n l j ' departure from last season, for she brings mag- B 5 If "netism, verve, youth and good looks with a tal- B ! U : ent for wearing her gowns to the part of the. fffffi !' t'lJffl sophisticated widow, Mrs. Madison Crocker. To, j la jm jH her brunette brilliancy the blonde delicacy of pret- fffffl 1 f 'If m " ty BImira Forrest is a safe contrast, and the in- H P , ,' t n genue sweetness of Ruth Peebles completes an H 'K, Uo attractive feminine trio. Idalene Cotton, who is' " ' 1 11 i clever enough to know the value of being differ- I, flUff 1 ent' looJce1 as lf shQ might have been done by ktjj!'i " Beardsley or Chery. With new business and a ht a bewildering variety of costumes, the chorus was ffffffiBiSxw ' like a peppermint stick to a boy a long delight There are in this season's "Prince" two unique features to remark, the bathing girls and the desire de-sire to puncture the Cleveland boom. The costumes cos-tumes of the bathing girls are well, at least frank and obviously designed to comply with the Mis-sourian's Mis-sourian's request, 'Show me.' " t tin i2 SOUTHERN CARNIVAL COMPANY. The Southern Carnival Company, with "Ten Big Free Attractions, Fifteen High-class Moral Shows. Ten Superb Special Features. The Great Roman "Stadium." Skilled Trade Contests. Ride the Camels, Ferris Wheel, Steam Gondolas, "Barrel "Bar-rel of Love," Eet., Etc. A Prodigious aggregation of multifarious and moral amusement for the masses," will be the big attraction at the Salt Palace all next week, and from the press accounts received from other cities, the show is all that Charlie Doyle, the genial "advance" claims for it. The big fall festival will close the season at the popular Palace, and the week promises to be a gay one indeed. The accompanying illustration shows the entrance en-trance to "Dreamland," the big feature personally arranged by J. K. Fenn, business manager of the aggregation. It is simply a phenominal feat of modern scientific scien-tific invention, but a truly startling and supernatural supernat-ural phantom. The subject of the performance, a woman in white, is hypnotized and while in that state, defies all laws of gravitat Ion, assuming positions posi-tions in mid-air to the amazement of the audience as a hoop is passed over the subject at any time during the performance. The Boise Idaho Statesman States-man says that the Carnival is fully up to represen tations, clean and satisfactory. The Statesman says in part: "The most perplexing part of it all was the multiplicity of the shows. No sooner did a patron pat-ron get comfortably settled in one of he tents and begin to enjoy things than something broke out in another, and nervous prostration was imminent. im-minent. Not that the arrangement of the programme pro-gramme was at fault, the carnival is merely larger larg-er than the people bargained for, and to be enjoyed en-joyed should be taken on the installment plan." v i5w (5w The wild animal show is sure to be popular. Josephine, the dancing bear, is a small circus in herself. The happy family, made up of several bears, a dog and a hyena, are frisked about by a shapely young lady who whips them through their tricks with as much unconcera as the average aver-age woman would exhibit in dusting a room. The boxing kangaroo screeches like a policeman's whistle. He is short on leading but his rushes suggest sug-gest the palmy days of Tom Sharky. The performing per-forming leopards move about graceCully and noiselessly under the direction of a fearless little girl. w O1 t Naturally the outdoor attractions, the apparatus appara-tus for which was always in view, created the most interest. After seeing Matt Gay plunge from a scaffolding 100 feet hfqh into a tank of water four feet and a half in depth, nobody felt like taking a tapeline and measuring the height of the ladders. Those who saw the act were quite satisfied, and those who saw it at too close range got a shower bath without extra charge. Some called it daring, others foolhardy, but nobody who has seen it once will be likely to miss seeing it again unless their nerves are shaky. & & & WEBER AND FIELDS STAR COLLIER. "Personal" is the Weber and Fields production in which William Collier will be starred this season. The opening performance occurred at the New National theatre, in Rochester, N. Y. Mr. Collier Is shown as a newspaper reporter. In "Personal" he is Jack Heritage, assigned by his city edicor to investigate a personal advertisement advertise-ment asking for the whereabouts of the heir to a large fortune. In obtaining the story, Heritage finds that he is the sought for son. Then begins a career n which many social complications arise. He is made a silent partner in the firm; falls in love with the daughter of 1 his partner and proceeds to upset many domestic arrangements. These include the marriage of the elder daughter to a count, whom she does not love, and the jilting gf a doctor, whom she does love. In breaking off the marriage between the count and the elder daughter, Heritage starts the rumor that the firm in which he is the junior partner Is hopelessly involved. This precipitates a failure and the family moves to Colorado, where in the third act, they are living on a ranch. Heritage, who has been sent forth to seek his fortune, joins the family there. Matters are smoothed over, the several love entanglements straightened out and everybody is happy at the end. Among Mr. Collier's support In "Personal" are Louise Allen Collier,' Mazie Courtland and Nanette Na-nette Comstock. 5 w to When the "Friend of the Family" company, which recently played here, left Weehaw-ken Weehaw-ken for their western tour some three weeks since, George Barnum, old campaigner though he is, found himself at the ferry house five minutes late. To have waited for another boat meant to miss the trajn. "Five dollars to get me over to that 3 o'clock trals." shouted the actor to a tug-boat captain who was fishing off the stern of his vessel. "Make it ten; they're biting good." Barnum made a mental observation about the noble-hearted mariner, but immediately accepted hs terms. "What are you in such a hurry to make that train fer?" asked the skipper with the privilege of his own deck. "I'm going away with a theatrical company," said jthe actor. "I am Mr. Barnum. If I don't get that 3 o'clock train I'll have to pay my own fare half across the country." "Suffering surf," cried the skipper, giving her an extra bell, "why don't you say you-were Mr ! Barnum. I took an elephant over for you several years ago." ' s w rTTT7, '" ' Some of Nordica's advice to beginners: "No woman should enter upon an operatic career unless she feels she bus within her the j power to conquer fate." "Ambition is a fearful master and tyrant, but I would not exchange it for another." "It takes patience and work to become an artist. ar-tist. It cannot be brought about in a day. To me, I will say frankly, all things come slowly, through toil and perseverance. I work when I do not want to. I shut my doors and dig into the bars. I dream of them." "When a girl, I acquired the habit of going to work ' against all Inclinations."- These extracts from Mme. Nordica's pen are Btrongly indicative of the metal of which she is made, and may be regarded re-garded as texts that she put into successful practice prac-tice before preaching them. Directly descended, on both sides, from" the best Puritan stock, the men for generations, fighters all, some in the cloth of the church, others in the uniform of the nation, Lillian Norton first joined the family circle cir-cle In the village of Farmington, Me., the youngest young-est of six children, all daughters. The father, Edwin, Ed-win, a farmer by vocation, had the mind and . heart of a poet and idealist. The mother, Amanda, Aman-da, was a woman of lofty ideals, wide resource, and sterling mental and moral characteristics. Both were musical, noted for their vocal accomplishments ac-complishments in the church choir and the "Old Folks' " Concerts, given in the village during the long winter evenings. Other nights saw the family fam-ily gathered about the mother at the piano in the old homestead, father and his brother with vio lins, the older children, cousins, and other relatives, rela-tives, singing lustily. And so little Lillian Norton's Nor-ton's earliest associations were closely identified with music. With such inheritance, and a record in development devel-opment and achievement unsurpassed Lillian Nordica today exemplifies th highest exponent of American genius and American womanhood, with no peer at home and no superior abroad, because of her rare and many sided art, her beautiful highly high-ly cultured voice, and her irresistible charm of manner and personality. 5 ,5 & The naming of plays is always a difficult task for dramatists, but it is curious that "London" should figure in so many titles. On Monday at Bat-ley Bat-ley a new melodrama was produced under the title, "The Fiends of London." Other "London" plays are "The Streets of London," "Alone In London,' "The Women of London," "The Worst Woman in London," "A London Actress," "London Day by Day," "London by Day and Night," "When London Lon-don Sleeps," "Midnight London," "In London Town," "London Pride," "The Tower of London," "Old London," "London Assurance," "A Lass of London," "How London Lives," "The Great World of London," "Outcast London," "A London Arab," "The Snares of London," "The Rich and Poor of London," "A London Fireman," "Below London Bridge," "A London Mystery," "Wrecked in London," Lon-don," "The Slums of London," "Saturday Night in London," and "The Shadows of London." Nearly all these dramas are now being toured.