A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
TWO GRAND PERFORMANCES
By the eminent artistes ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS AND LITTLE AMY LEE.
Liberal Prices for the Holidays
Parquette…$1.00 | Dress Circle…$0.50
Parquette Circle…75 | Family Circle and Gallery…25
Matinee prices, fifty and twenty-five cents.
TOYS FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
Thursday Matinee and Night,
Harry Watkins grand American drama, entitled PIONEER OF AMERICA; OR, THE MAID OF THE WAR PATH.
Jocko, the deformed…HARRY WATKINS
Isabel Carleton…ROSE WATKINS
Performance will commence with the petite comedy of IT TAKES TWO TO QUARREL.
Friday Evening—Grand Complimentary Benefit to ROSE WATKINS.
De24 GEORGE W. REED, Business Manager.
Mrs. Rose Watkins and Mr. Harry Watkins will appear at a merry Christmas and toy matinee to-day in their great American drama entitled the “Pioneers of America,” to which will be added other attractions. On Friday evening the old-time friends of Mrs. Watkins, those who knew her as Mrs. Charles Howard, when at the old Varieties she was for years the most popular actress ever in New Orleans permanently, will rally to assist at her benefit. It is well deserved, and should be a good one. In this connection the following correspondence will explain itself:
NEW ORLEANS, December 23, 1873.
Mrs. Rose Watkins:
DEAR MADAM—It is with unspeakable satisfaction that we, the undersigned, have witnessed your return to the scene of your many triumphs, for your name and fame are indissolubly connected with the Varieties Theatre as the greatest favorite that ever trod its boards.
In memory of “Auld lang syne,” and as a token of our personal esteem for you, both socially and professionally, we respectfully request your acceptance of a complimentary benefit, to take place at the Varieties Theatre, at such time as may be most convenient and agreeable to yourself.
With our best wishes for your success and prosperity in the future, we remain, very truly and sincerely, your friends,
Rigney, Thomas H. Hunt,
W.C. Lipscomb, S. Field, Jr.,
James G. Clark, C.H. Hyams,
F.F. Wilder, Charles T. Howard,
William Steven, F.B. Green,
T.W. McKenna, George W. Sizer
W.S. Bailey, R.M. Montgomery,
John Phelps, Julius Aront,
Christ, J.S. Meilleur,
Wolkart, Bernard Strauss,
George Norton, A.B. Cammuck,
J.C. Denis, Joseph F. Lovell,
A.J. Macauley, J.R. Hunt,
J.H. Burton, J.F. Schroeder,
Peter Labouisse, W.M. Owen,
E.A. Tyler, E.F. Brassier,
W. Simmons, H.O. Seixas,
F.Lonsdale, Dr. J.T. Scott,
S.H. Seranton, Robert Moore,
W.H. Hart, W.C. Tompkins.
NEW ORLEANS, December 24, 1873,
Messrs. E. Rigney, John Phelps, Thomas H. Hunt and others:
GENTLEMEN—As words can but poorly express my gratitude for the compliment you have so kindly tendered me, please excuse the brevity of my reply.
I deeply regret to see the dear old city, with which so many of my happiest moments are associated, under a cloud; but as every cloud has its silver lining, so do I feel assured that the Crescent City will yet emerge from her gloom, and rapidly revive her former prestige.
With your permission I will name Friday, December 26, as the occasion of your proffered benefit.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I remain yours and the public’s faithful servant,
ROSE HOWARD WATKINS.
New Orleans Republican (New Orleans, LA) December 25, 1873