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Is Hostess at
Madalaine Rcroe and Miss
Violet Henry. Who Make
Bow lo New York Soeiety
^jrs Pratt Entertains
?Christmas Eve Dance To Be
Given by Mrs. W. K. Van?
derbilt Jr. at N. Y. Home
Mrs. Martin Vogel gave the first of a
...,,,< of dances last nighl at the
Ritt-Carlton for her d?butant nieces.
?Kis? Madalaine Kercc, who iives with
Mr. and Mrs- Vogel at the Ritz, and
jjisa Violet Henry, of London, a niece
i dy Henry. The dancing took place
., the room and the guests
<rere rcc<rv:c.\ by Mrs. Vogel and her
two nieces, in the Rose Room, adjoin
-p There was general dancing
throughout the evening and supper
ns served at midnight.
.1?SS l/uuise ..i.- iiuiic, .?,i>^ tjyivm
Brown. Miss Heb n Outerbridge, Miss
iiss Alice O'Gorman,
Miss Kate S h i burg and Miss Leonore
:'__... .-.?' 1 r>? .????,' Q oi.../?^ rt^ *1.a
?icr-.rv. of London, a sister of the
Among the men present were the
Hen. Ewen E. I-'. Montague, Hamilton
Fish jr., Barnwell Elliott, William
Hamilton, Arthur Hornblow jr.. Cap
e, of the British Em
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Dance Given in Her Honor
Miss Madelaine Reece
A dance was given for her and Mis.9 Violet Henry last night at the Ritz
i Carlton by their aunt, Mrs. Martin Vogel.
? bassy; Lieutenant Stefano Avonzo, of
the Italian army; William Rhinelander
' Stewart jr., George T. Brokaw, Taihot
. Forbes, George Churchill. Winthrop
; Burr, William B. Saxe, Gilbert Demo
i rest and Samuel Tiza.
The engagement has been announced
: of Miss Lowrie Sage, daughter of Mr.
: and Mrs. Henry W. Sage, of Albany, to
; W. Allston Ffagg,/son of Mrs. John
: Turner Patterson, of 13 West Forty
? ninth Street.
A Russian bazaar ana th? dansant
i was given yesterday ard will be con
? tinued to-day at the llotel Plaza for
i the benefit of the American Centra!
! Committee for Russian Relief, o? which
the Princess Cantacuzene is the pres?
Mrs. Philip Kip Rhinelander. ?.Irs.
X. Thayer Kobb. Mrs. Newell Tiiton
and M nie. Iawolsky wtre in charge of
j the dansant, and assisting them were
Miss Adelaide Rhinelander, Miss Cor
; Delia Vanderbilt, Miss Katherine Post,
Miss Margaret and Miss Carrie Reick,
Miss Lucy Train, Miss Polly Brooks,
Miss Mary Lockwood and Miss Eunice
'James. The Balalaika Orchestra played
| during the afternoon and also furnished
the music for the dancing.
Russian articles of a useful and
ornamental nature were on sale.
Several Russian wolfhounds, with
baskets fastened to their backs, wan?
dered through the crowd gathering up
An unusually brilliant program was
given yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria,
?at Albert Morris Bagby's third musical
of the season. The artists were Miss
Emma Dr-stinova, Giovanni Martinelli,
of the Metropolitan Opera Company,
land Jacques Thebaud, violinist, in the
audience were Mrs. John R. Ogden,
Miss A. Ruth Ogden, Lord Queens-;
?borough, Mrs. S. Oliver Iselin, Mrs.
James Lenox Banks, Mrs. George G.
?De Witt, Mrs. Edson Bradley, Mrs.;
Richard Hunt, Mrs. William Curtis
Demorest, Mrs. J. Frederick Talcott,
Mrs. Frederick E. J??nnings, Mrs. Wiil
iam Douglas Sloane Mrs. Charles B. ?
Alexander, Mrs. Henry Fairfield Os-I
born, Mrs. Burke Roche, Mrs. John R.
Drexel, Mrs. J. J. Wysong, Mrs. John ?
Clinton Gray, Mrs. John E, Alexandre,:
Mrs. Elisha Dyer, Mrs. Arthur B.
Twombly, Mrs. Williarn G. Rockefeller,!
Mrs. J. Robert McKee, Mrs. Charles S.
Whitman, Mrs. Arthur J. Cumnock and'
Mrs. Warren Delano.
Mrs. Herbert L. Pratt, of 1027 Fifth
Avenue, gave a small luncheon yester?
day for her daughter, Miss Helen Pratt
Mrs. Joseph Baker Bourne, of 76
East Eightieth Street, gave a luncheon
for thirty-four guests yesterday at the
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Thome, of 558 '
Madison Avenue, announce the engage?
ment of their daughter, Miss Ann A. '
Thorne, to Robert R. Titus, of New!
York. Miss Thorne is one of the first !
of this year's d?butantes to become en
paged. Mr. Titus is a graduate of
Yaie, class '14. No date has been set l
for the wedding. ,
Announcement has been made of the i
engagement of Miss Aude Oddie
Banks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. I
Fisher Banks, of The Cedars, N'ew |
Hamburg, N. Y? to Frank Chester
Tenney, of Duluth, Mirn. Miss Banks
is n niece of Mrs. James Lenox Banks,
of this city. Mr. Tenney is a graduate
of Harvard, class '07. He served in ;
Fiance with the 103d Trench Mortar ;
Battery of the 2Sth Division, and re-,
turned last March as captain in the ;
Coast Artillery Corps.
Mrs. Bemon S. Prentice will give a
dance at the N'ew Sherry's, 1 West
Thirty-third Street, this evening.
Mrs. R. Burnham Moffnt will give !
another of her series of December re- t
cptions to-day at her home, 12 East
Sixty-sixth Street, for her daughter, !
Miss Elizabeth Barclay Moffat. j
Mr. and Mrs. R. Penn Smith jr. are ;
roce; ; congratulations on the birth ;
of a daughter on Saturday at their j
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home, 134 East Seventieth Street. This
is their second child, the first ouo also
j being a girl. Mrs. Smith, who was Miss
I Carol Harriman, is a daughter of Mrs.
j E. Henry Harriman.
I Mrs. Zoheth S. Freeman gives a re
I ception this afternoon at her home, 39
j West Fifty-fifth Street, for her daugh
: trr. Miss Laura Freeman.
I Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt jr. will
| give a dance at her home, 006 Fifth
I Avenue, on Christmas night.
Mrs. James Colby Colgate gave a re
, ception yesterday afternoon at her
j home, 270 Park Avenue, for Henri
j Bach, who for some time was president
i of the Mission Populaire Evangelique
Mrs. Lucy Work Hewitt returned
I yesterday to her home, 11 Lexington
i Avenue, from Newburgh, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis L. Clark had as
their guests at the opera last night
I Mr. and Mrs. William G. McAdoo, Dr.
j and Mrs. Preston P. Satterwhite and
Kitty Gordon Returns
To Stage From Movies
Appears With Her at
After three years' absence froi.i
New York and a round of motion
picture studio work in California,
Kitty Gordon made her appearanco at
the Palace Theater yesterday in a
cycle of songs and dances, She met
with an enthusiastic reception and
introduced to New York a miniatura
Kitty Gordon in the person of he'
seventeen-year-old daughter. Vert
Beresford. Her gowns were y.s
spectacular as ever, her back ?>-i
beautiful arid her songs as catching.
Vera, who clos^ly resembles riec
mother, danced gracefully and took
part in aii amusing act, "The Sur?
prise," put on by Jack Wilson. It
was a skit on the taking of moving
pictures, in which Miss Gordon and
.Tack Wilson were extremely funny.
Assisting the famous beauty in her act
were Lester Sheehan, Kinnev ami
Corinne, Clarence Senna and Joseph
"Flashes" was ft lightning revue of
fads and fashions with D02
a s.Ver, the protean artist, and a. cast ?
'.hat included Polly Walker, and Bui,
and Jack Pearson. The scene was ;
laid in and around Grand Central ?
Station. All the glories of costuming ?
did not go to the women. Doc Baker
outdid the girls with his frivolous fads,
and the speed with which he got out j
of one costume and into another was
The Ramsdells and Deyo presenfnd
a reries of danco novelties, including
a lively up-to-date jazz fox trot and j
an old-fashioned toe poika.
Anna Wheaton, musical comedy star,
and Harry Carroll, populur young
composer, appear together again this \
week after working separately for .
some time past.
Ben Bernie made a hit with his ;
violin and his patter. Brendel and
Burt appeared in a light sketc!.. ,
"Waiting for Her." A Charlie Chap- ;
lin picture completed the bill.
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Madison Square Garden Is
Filled for Opening Here
of Religious Spcetacle
With a Chorus of 3,000
Spirit of Church Upheld
; One of Queerest First Nights
in Theatrical History Has
New Type of Audience
It is a long way from the Christmas
j cantata they used to give, in the Sun?
day school of tho church bnck home to
"The? Wayfarer." which was offered as
a church entertainment in Madison
Square Garden last night. The differ?
ence was as great probably as, say,
j that between the morality plays of
? early England and the Passion Play at
"The Wayfarer" is intended to bo
the answer of the Church to the charge
j that the war just closed is proof that
I the Church has failed in the world's
\ hour of need. First produced last
j summer at the Methodist convention
, in Columbus, Ohio, it has been brought
to Now York in much the same form,
and is being produced under the au?
spices of the Interchurch World Move?
ment. Briefly, the Wayfarer is a com?
posite picture of you and 1 and the
rest of us, heart sick and weary over
the years of bloodshed and pillage. He
asks himself if the great cataclysm
! predicted in Revelation m not at hand,
if tho war is not a symbol of the ap?
proaching "end of the world.'' The
. Wayfarer's sick fancy is encouraged
; by Despair, who leads him to a battle?
field in Flanders, shows him a violated
village and urges him to forsake all
faith. Bui before Wayfarer can yield
Understanding comes and offers to
? prove to him that Christ is a living
; force in the world.
Faith Shown Triumphant
Follows then a series of episodes,
beginning with the rivers of Babylon,
where the chosen people, suffering un?
der the rule of the oppressors, see
their faith ??-. warded by renewed hupe
in the coming of the .Messiah. Next
the Wayfarer- is exalted .by the birth
of Christ and the demonstration of
his power through the healing or* the
blind and the lame, only to fall again
into the clutches of Despair when
Jesus is crusified. Then come the
Resurrection and the final episode that
depicts the nations of the world as
sembling their flags under the banner
of tin- Lor i.
1 he producers of "The Wayfarer"
frankly admit that it is neither
drama, pageant nor opera. Xeither do
they claim any great amount of origi?
nality for it, having borrowed freely
from drama, pageant and opera with
the sole purpose of tolling a story.
As a whole they have told the story
? well. Few spectacles seen further up
: town where the lights are brighter can
I compare with "The Wayfarer" in the
magnificence of the scenery, the bril?
liance and the beauty of the lighting
effects and the richness of the cos- ,
turning, it is a hardened sinner in?
deed who cannot feel the urge of such
music as "Holy Night," Verdi's
"Fraise Ye." the "Hallelujah Chorus"1
and similar selections. Nor was all
of the music borrowed, several of the
selections being the creditable work
i?!' Henry Hadley, under whose direc?
tion, by the way, a large orchestra
played magnificently. The immense
?chorus, said to contain ''.i?QO voices,
probably will improve with a little :
| more practice.
Queer First Nighl
The principal spoken parts wore by
Walter Hampden as the Wayfarer,
?Blanche Yurka as Understanding, and]
J. Harry Irvine. Not a great deal of
opportunity was given them, and Madi?
son Square Garden i.s not adapted for
?dramatic reading. Of the soloists, Theo
Karle sang with splendid effect.
The big structure was filled, and it
probably was the queerest first night:
that N'ew York ever saw. The hardened j
theater goer was conspicuous by his
absence; it wa-; a church congregation
that filled the chair \
There was one innovation, by the
war, that might be adopted with good
results farther up town. When it was
announced that the curtain would go
up at ? o'clock it seems that it did not
mean 8:30, or even 8:15, with the re?
sult that a large part of tho audience
missed the first scene.
The engagement of "The Wayfarer"
is for five weeks.
St. John Ervine Play
On East-West Bill
Interesting Variety in Bill of
One-Act Plays at Garden
It la amateur effort that keeps the
one-act play alive, and with so little
encouragement to exist the wonder is
that so many excellent ones continuo
to be written. The East-West Players,
an amateur organization, servo the one
act play in Monday night performances
at tho Garden Theater. The present
bill contains two of fine dramatic
quality. One is by St. John Ervine,
j author of "John Ferguson," entitled
I "Tho Magnanimous Lover" and the
other is "The Little Stone House," a
play of Russian Life by George Cald?
These North of Ireland characters of
Ervine's are solidly conceived. They
can bear being turned about. Their
harshness, their angularity, their spare
ness, makes for as definite character in
profile as in full face. In "The Mag?
nanimous Lover" Henry Hinds, an in?
tensely respectable young man, has re?
turnee! to his nativo town to make an
honest woman of Maggie Gather, whom
he had wronged and left ten years ago.
He has in the meantime gone to Liv
l erpool, become a prosperous shopkeep?
er and found religion. It is necessary
to complete his salvation that he
should marry Maggie. Maggie has all
these years borne scorn with a high
head, and when she hears out his rea?
sons for returning to her she con?
temptuously rejects him. The smug,
hypocritical young man is excellently
played by Allen Naglel. And tho sturdy
girl is vividly portrayed by Jane Man?
i "The Little Stone House" Is a trag
! edy of a peasant woman who has con
? secrated her life to erecting a shrine
for her murdered son. Ho returns, a
hunted convict. Ho was not murdered
?-ho was the murderer. And to be
free to erect, her shrine, tho woman
I turns her son over to those who arc
| hunting him.
No little theater hilt but has its bur
I den of fantasy to carry, and this has
j one in tho shape of a piece called "The
Love Lotion." This and an undistin
j guinshed satire entitled "Ruby Red,"
! complete the bill.
| "La Juive" Is Repeated
At Metropolitan Opera
?Third Presentation Another
Opportunity for Caruso
"La Juive" received its third presen
! tation last night at the Metropolitan,
?with the same east, as on'the two pre?
vious occasions. It has been evident
from the size of the audiences that
this revival is to be one f,c the-greatest
popular successes Mr. Gatti-Casazza has
secured in recent years. Mr. Caruso
has found in ? eazur one of the su?
preme performances of his carrer, and
in lesser degree Miss Ponselle, Mr.
Harrold, Mr. Rothier and Mr. Chalmers
are worthy of warm commendation,
while it goes without saying that Mr.
Bodanzky gives of his best. Mr.
Urban's scenic investiture is rich to a
degree, though the why of the stirring
of the boiling oil is as yet unanswered.
"Pirates of Penzance"
Piayed at Park Theater
Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of
Penzance" is the attraction of the week
ar the Park Theatre. The first agree?
able surprise last night was contrib?
uted by Mr. Campbell, who se imed
more at ease as Frederic, the piral is'
apprentice and the slave to duty than
in any part lie has played recently.
Nature has not given him a beutiful
voice, but this fact does not necessarily
account for being a poor actor. A.S
Frederic, however, he managed to im?
part a semblance of character to the
young man which was not. at all out of
Mr. Motilan was perhaps a trifle too
exaggerated in his clowning during the
famous "animal, vegetable, mineral"
number, which would have been more
effective had there been more pre.
and less informality in the behavior
of all who took part. Miss Irene!
Williams, as Isabel, deepened the pleas?
ant impression she made last wees', and
Miss Caldwell was her usual joyous
Miss Norton Weds To-day
In St. Bartholomew's Chapel this
afternoon Miss Rose Howard N >rton,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Skeffington
Sanxay Norton, of 10 East Sixty-th rd
Street, will be married to Enos "?".
Curtir?. The matron of honor will be
Mr.-;. George Seule, sister of the bride.
Miss Ethel Norton, also a sister, and
Miss Helen Curtin, sister of the bride- ;
groom, will bo the bridesmaids. Ern?
est W. Curtin, brother of the bride- :
groom, will be best man. and the
ushers will be S. S. Norton jr., William
Hanway, Ernest Wettlaufer, James
Meckley PotH, Francis D. Gilbert and
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To Be a Stirring
Play at Cort
Drama by John Drinkwater
Is Never Dull and Often
Profoundly Moving in
Retelling of Great Events
A chronicler.Leonard Mudie
I Stone, a farmer.Thomas Irwin
Cuffney, a storekeeper.Thomas J. Keogh
I Susan, maid In Lincoln home.Florence ?Johns
'Mrs. Lincoln.Winifred Hanley
' Mr. Lincoln.Frank McGlynn
?Tucker, chairman of delegation .Forrest Davis
I Hind, a delegate.Thomas Vaiden
i Price, a delegate.Duncan Cherry
Mclntoeh, a delegate?.Penwood Batkins
! White, of the Southern Commission....
I Seward.John S. O'Brien
! Jennings, of the Southern Commission.
William R. Randall
I Hawkins, first clerk.Conrad Cantzen
j Hay.Paul Byron
i Messenger.J. Philip Jerome
?Saim?n Chase.Frank B. Jamiaon
Montgomery Blair.Ernest Bostwick
I Simon Cameron.Herbert Curtis
', Caleb Smith.Joseph Reed
Burnet Hook.William A. Norton
! Gideon Welles.Alfred Moore
Mr?. Goliath Blow.Mary Home Morrison
] Mr?. Otherly.Jennie A. Eustace
I William Custis.Charles S. Gilpin
Stanton .David Landau
: Genera] Grant.Albert Phillips
Aide to General Grant.George Williams
Dennis, an orderly.Charles P. Bat03
1 William Scott.Raymond Hackett
General Meado.Frank Ginter
j General Lee.James Durkin
John Wilkes Booth.J. Paul Jones
Doctor .Charles Brill
By Heywood Broun
John Drinkwater's "Abraham Lin
j coin" ia un interesting use of magnift
; cent material. It provides a truly stir
! ring evening in the theater. Naturally,
; Mr. Drinkwater has not given the com
i plete Lincoln. As a matter of fact, he
I ha? made no such attempt. In an au
: tlior's note he explains:
"The story of the American Civil
War and that of Lincoln's personal ca?
reer have been told exhaustively and
, exactly. My purpose has been to select
from these in such a way as to give, if
I may be, heightened significance to a cer
] tain strain in Lincoln's character and
; to certain movements and tendencies
' in the human mind that he led and di?
rected. 1 have not attempted to state
everything, but to state something with
It seems to us that Mr. Drinkwater
has fulfilled his purpose admirably.
Naturally he has not written the per?
fect or even the great Lincoln play.
Such a work must contain Lincoln com?
pleto and unexpurgated. Drinkwater
in his play tells us of Lincoln the aus?
tere and patient idealist. Of course.
there was son-e such strain in Lincoln,
but it was compromised and curiously
mingled with the crackerbox story
teuer, the shrewd and practical politi?
cian, the coarse and kindly humanist
of a rude countryside. Tins lias been
largely left out by Drinkwater. His
Lincoln wotild not only have n?j desire
to tell a bread anecdote, he would not
even know one. He wotild be much
more inclined to make hi.s point in
some less specific way. There is even
a hint of the platitudinous about him.
Indeed, we have a well-defined suspi?
cion that if one were to pull the beard
from Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln
he would find Woodrow Wilson. This
need not be a monstrous perversion.
for if Woodrow Wilson were indeed
such a man a3 Drinkwater imagines
him t i be t?tere would be a consider?
able field of common resemblance be?
tween him anil Lincoln.
In such places as Drinkwater has
departed from history, even to the ex?
tent of inventing a fictitious character
for the Cabinet, he has exercised a
wise dramatic prerogative in almost
every case. Moreover, we found none
of the rampant Anglicisms i:i the play
which we had expected. They must be
few. We noticed none. In the scene
in which Lincoln announce-; to his
Cabinet his intention of signing the >
emancipation proclamation Drinkwater '
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Fifth Avenue at52*Street
In square and fancy cut diamonds
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would do better to stick more closely
to history, since it is more dramatic
and interesting than his version. As a
matter of fact, tho reading from Ar
temus Ward puzzled and shocked all
the Cabinet members, and it came as a
complete surprise to them when Lin?
coln suddenly pulled the proclamation
out of his hij?h hat and read it. They
had expected no such move at that
Drinkwater's "Lincoln" falls into the
form of a chronicle play of six episodes
which are not closely connected. It
seems to us a felicitous method for
telling the Lincoln story. Not all the
episodes are of even merit, but none is
dull and at best they are profoundly
moving. The Lincoln of Frank Mc
Glynn seems to us an exceedingly suc?
cessful portrait. The actor has suc?
ceeded not only in making Lincoln a
figure of dignity, but, with not much
help from the author, he has managed
to squeeze in a twinkle or two. The
Seward of John S. O'Brien is admi?
rable, as is the Burnet Hook of William
A. Norton. Jennie A. Eustace does ad?
mirably in the small r?le of Mrs.
j Otherly and the William Custis of
Charles S. Gilpin is also moving and
Lester Lonergan, who staged the
play, has done an exceptionally fine
piece of work, and Livingston Platt has
managed to make the piay a pictorial
pleasure and inspiration throughout.
William Harris jr. presents the play,
and naturally he also deserves praise.
Life is beginning to be more important
than ever, now that it is creeping bit
by bit into the theater.
The Sia?e Door
"The Isle of Surprise," a melo-farce
produced by the Triangle Club, of
Frinceton University, will be presented
at the Waldorf Thursday evening by
! the college players. This is the first
; Triangle show on a pre-war time basis
! since 1915. The farce is entirely an
| undergraduate work. It is an attempt
? at the Gilbert-Sullivan type. The
? music is by Erdman Harris, "20.
Al .Toison, in the Winter Garden's
i Oriental travesty, "Sinbad," will re?
turn to greater New York Monday
? night at the Crescent Theater, Brook
: lyn, as the first attraction for this
j theater under the Shubert management.
Jean Newcombe has been added to
; the cast of Victor Herbert's new musi
j cal play. "My Golden. Girl." the first
' performance of which will occur in
: Stamford on Friday night.
The Jewish Art Theater announces
i the withdrawal of Enianuel Reicher
I from active direction and the engage
! ment of Ossip Dynow.
At the Columbia Theater last nig?it
j the new bill for the week was "The
I Million DoiL'.r Dolls," a burlesque in
two acts with many vaudeville special
i ties. In the company are'several weil
i known entertainers, including Cliff
j Bragdon, Scottie Friedell, Nat Morton,
j Morrell Osborn. Ede Mae, Norma
j Barry, Loretta Anearn, a beauty chorus
and a double male quartet.
Georgia Lucile Mooser, daughter of
? George Mooser. who will present "For?
bidden" at the Manhattan Opera House
Saturday night, came all the way front
Hong Kong to play the role of
Wanda. Miss Mooser, who is only
twelve years old, spoke i'hinese and
Japanese fluently when she was three
years old, and before she was seven
she had made six round trips across
the Pacific. Last season she starred
through tbe Orient as Pinkie, In "The
John Charles Thoma3 announce? that
the musical scholarship which he rs
j centiy offered has been won by Jules
! Dick Kane, a young artist with a
studio at 98 Greenwich Avenue. Mr.
Thomas, who is singing in "Apple
: Blossoms" at the Globe, recently of?
fered to pay for a year's singing lessone
? for the most promising singer who ap?
plied, the scholarship to be awarded by
? Thomas, Adelin Ferm?n, head of the
j vocal department of the Peabody Con
i servatory of Music, and Manita Zueca,
| composer. Kane has a barytone voice.
He was recently discharged from the
! army, after serving as sergeant in?
i structor with the camouflage corps at
1 Camp Hancock, in Augusta, Ga. He ia
: a former student of the National
i Academy of Design and the Art Stu?
i dents' League.
"A Room at the Ritz," Charming Pol
; lock's new play, was presented at the
Globe Theater. Atlantic City, last night
, for the first time on any stage. Mary
? Ryan, Lowell Sherman and Lee Baker
head the cast. It will come to the Re
i public Theater next Monday evening
under the title of "The Sign on the
t "*?? "
"The Wedding in Goose Land," a
; Christmas offering, will be produced
' next week at the Strand Theater, under
the direction of Ad. Newberger. who
trained the juvenile cast. Mo'.lie Tesch
i r.er is the author. Twenty-eight
youngsters are in the company.
"On the Hiring Line." the last of
i the one-week engagements at the
Standard Theater, was presented last
j night. This comedy deals with the
j servant problem. The original Cri?
terion Theater cast is intact, includ
I ing Laura Hope Crews, Cyril Scott,
; Sidney Toler and Josephine Hall. Be
' ginning nev: week the Standard will
become a "legitimate" producing house,
i with John Cort'a presentation of Mme.
j Mimi Aguglia in "The Whirlwind,"
; Tuesday, December 23.
Yvonne Garrick, French actress, will
: be leading woman with Carlo Liten.
Belgian tragedian, in his season of
French drama at the Lenox Little
Theater, opening with "Le Cloitre"
Marie Nordstrom's engagement at
. the Coliseum, London, has been ex?
tended by .Sir Oswald Stoll from four
weeks to eight. She is appearing in
"Let's Pretend," by her sister, Fran?
ces. Site will return to America in
F. Ziegfeld jr. announces that, he
will build a theater for his wife, Billie
Burke, and name it for her.
David Bispbam has been engaged for
next week at the Capitol Theater. He
will sing "Ring; Out, Wild Bells," a
musical setting by Gounod for Tenny?
son's poem, and Kipling's equally cele?
brated, but altogether different "Danny
Deever." The principal offering will be
"A Christmas Phantasy." a scen-ic nov
| elty, introducing vocal and instru?
mental music, including the Russian
Cathedra! Quartet, which figured in
Arthur Hopkins's presentation of "Re?
demption." and "A Romany Yuletide."
with vocal and choreographic feature?.
Pearl Kogay will head the ballet.
Recollections of Men, Women and Events
During Eight Decades of American History
IJENRY WATTERSON is the last of the Titans of
* * individual journalism. For fifty years as editor
and owner of the Louisville Courier-Journal his un?
compromising Americanism, fearlessness and intimate
knowledge of our social and political history have made
him universally beloved, in "MARSE HENRY" we
follow him from the time he stood at Lincoln's elbow
during the inaugural address down through the eventful
years when, as a national figure, he was intimately asso?
ciated with great events and the careers of politicians
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and Wilson. Here, in truth, is a mirror of the social and
political life of the greater part of the 19th Century??
politicians, statesmen, society women, famous actors
and actresses, journalists, musicians, generals, crowned
heads, authors, artists, renowned hostelries and their
proprietors, theatrical producers?all figure in Colonel
Watterson's recollections. This book of happy memo?
ries will long be cherished, because in a lively and flavor
some way it commemorates a brilliant and eventful
epoch in American life.
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