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HAS LOTS OF CHARM
,1nii,t Sanderson mill Kxccllent
i ntnpiiny in New London
Mil H'OHK IS MKLOIilfH'S
lli'ir ! KiirIIsIi Snap Factory
Wlio Loved nn Kinployee
h tin Thome.
sunshine Clrl" At Ihe Knlrkpf
wicker rairr. j
in' lb. ester Vernon Castle
. vi lU'lllilell Alan Mil. lie
h it luspph Ciwiborn
lni Tom t.ewl-
I , i V. Sublette I'uwell
I .1 Hot wit.
. . ...Itill.i Sanderson
t,pip Meri'ilew Klleen Kearney
,,. Ku D-veiipnit
. t . I'li'Mle Httpe
. . Flossie Desbon ,
lieauur U.imu-rh i
. . . . Itobrrt lllckpy
i iHtllPK O'Neill
. ItajmonJ Abater
r l!.tf bill n
. nrk audiences hip fortunate In
( us I. -union burlesque lifter It has
i .en through urlous processes tf ie-
. n It I" usually lone enough as it
y ,n i but It must be if tortuous
' when tt first springs from the
, . tl i - of tli syndicates tliHt put thee
( ,.v 'ngcther
i -e weti" fewer author", composers
i irtclsts than usual concerned In
creitlon of "The Sunshine Girl,"
u 'h Charles Krohtnan produced last
a t t the Knickerbocker Theatie.
. , .! lt.iletgh. who wrote "The Whip,"
mi' I'm' Kubens, who composed the
i,jM are responsible for this lutcst
,i mien of Cmlety Theatre musical
, ,i . which had one sure element of
v ,p in .lulla Sanderson as Its
I ,.r n.
, tins been the sunshine girl of the
v . ,rW public for u longer time than
t n l;rltlsh play could make her. Her
Ia.ii beauty Is as fresh us the sll
- sunlight of dawn and her smile
r r. is ntnshlne to the heart of every
,. v mortal who happens to oee It.
"to was certain to be enough
, r, ne In the new entertainment
niuv r the. poets and the composers
ii g- lo for It.
Tie smaller number of authors
n'i rtird to have an Inspiring effect.
The piece did not drag with anythlnK
i- the usual ltrltlsh slowness. Its
twn kept along rather briskly
ichoui the whole evening. It mlshl
. test have ben called swift, so con
i, was It to the usual tempo of the
" n London musical plays. It must
r. e ocen that the old horde of authors
i 1 t i interfere.
T ien Mr. Krohman had collected some
.ulotrs comedians to see that there
v.h no flagging. So thero was com
r ete success for "The Sunshine Girl,"
. omplete was It, In fact, that New
1 ""-i. audiences should be happy for
in., nv nights to come at the prospect of
i much bunshlne available for the
rre price of admission to the Knlcker
' ker Theatre.
In addition to Miss Sanderson, who
n rd gracefully with Alan Mudle.
was an Imported songstress In
n Kearney. The abundant physical
T.-allty of Eva Davenport lent Its
- -tan'lal support to the play, and
T-m Lewis, with some fun plainly wrlt
n m to suit his style, was an tin-t-
-'aKablv American addition to the
Then the sinuous Caatle, with
graceful wife, Irene; Joseph Caw-
rn with an extremely amusing
re "You Can"t Day Every Instru
wr)' ' and his Inseparable accordeon,
i "I the modish Alan Mudlc, were others
h" helped to win her success for "The
! .i-hlne Girl."
Mr. P.alelgh and Mr. Itubens'n plot
n erned a handsome young heir to a
ap and perfume factory, who dls
: 'Ml himtelf as a workman and fell
n" with the prettiest of his fellow
, nrets There Is a will which requires
this ),er shall lose the property,
"h passes Into the possession of his
'rMn-tmen if ho marries or becomes
r.-HKed So he allows his London friend
p as the owner, while the work
en. In 'he hope of aoqulrlng the fac-
, tui' forward (he beautiful Dora
! ' f ir him to fall In love with
f ' pint falls, however, as she
f vv 'nes the real heir. Trust Mr.
I., eiii m work out some such exciting
' 'lianiatic complication Who else,
i ae thought of suth a will In a
i a farce? The two acts end hap
! , ns musical plays did even before
" iialeUh took a hand In them, The
u 'tld not Mand In law, the sun-
if oil marries her lover and the em
I w of the factory receive the
I i -e i f an interest In the proflth ever
merlcanlzation of the text was
, ine, In that It made the humor
1 ; bensible, yet never Interfered
' - ' dainty London atmosphere of
1 in rfnrtnance. In thd song, "Who's
1 which was copied from the
' n ersiun, there were naturally
1 'n Presidential figures dancing
'i' uith ballet skirt" over their eve
it ,-ir. Then one Interpolated num-
'' 'I ' Hutler," seemed to be taken
( ti ti. .rye Cohan's musical play, "The
.v- ll. at owned Broadway." Hut
' if merit put Into "The Sunshine
' ' '"tigrd there since It helped the
'- t the new piece. And that was
'ii" which Incrcnsed throughout
i itoque dancing of the Cas
' ' .)- highly appreciated. Mrs.
' h'h quite the daintiest figure
- . . t.ie There were some strlk-
linens of youthful comeliness
: liiorus. There was of course
ii i o.st inning and the two back
t' . .iid.i showed the gowns and their
to the best advantage,
ii Cihcns'h music kept the actora
Mceis moving gracefully to quite
' ' i 'His jingle, so thero was nothing
" Hut might have made "The
'n Glil" any more charming.
OEORGE ADE'S 'PLAYLET.
"I""Uiib li l-'alhrr" U TnfBlr
Allnalra of I'lin.
I "1'p'Ulng ii lulhpr" M Ihe I'nlon
; hqiiurp Thralrr.
' I'll l,i ring .Mllion rnllntl;
Pill,' i Ins Dorothy Hope.
' Httliiuir. . . .(.'bitrlp Walton
UIIfh Clite Trenrll
' romedy playlet by (leor Ade
e-ill. i .Speakinir lo Father" had Its Ortt
Scene in New Music
public performance on nnv .aEe e(eidav
afternoon at II I' Kei'h I iiinti Sciu.ire
Theatre The piece pre-i'iited bv
Milton I'ollnek iitnl a ( uhlpiiiii nl three
and hollv in the desiv, I h piei
lakes e thiui t weiii i in in i in I'l.r ,
but into those tuetitv minute Mr e
has put a generous amount of humor
f.'iiruni ll' .on,iop,. fresh from i iiilpiip,
has engaged himself m i iin.'im fit A, , 111.7.
the only child of iitm , 1'irktimu. a
wenllhv pickle inanutu Hirer Hut Slnthrr
'ir pTiiill bus selected I'rof I 1 1 . ,111 i't
iigverated type of college Uoesor. as the
Father I'itkrriui decides to cue .MM'nai-r
a clmiiee to muke cood In ailNiim me Inm
l.'i.tNKi to see what he can do 111 bnsine-s.
.Siriiiopr induces linn in r.iie lli grub
stHketorj..oooHiid uh tlieniiuiev prompilv
buys Jkki.iioo north of sim k in Hie pickle
concern that ' rmhnr Im Mst ic eived
from her father as n hirilnla k'itt
I here was no question but thai th" audi
ence liked the piece ll was well acted.
NO SUPPORT FOR HAWTREY.
Plea tin Cornell y WrrrUed Im roiii
pnnr He'rnnil III ntluK.
( "The Old
l.uy Upton ....
.lab-i Vrnnamv . .
WlllUm llakp ...
Harr NIcoIp ...
Jlarlrk . ...
Kay I.oft . . . .
. 1 i.n'j. ("1 p
f' tC'ii" !'r.
F-piI, ri, k M m.li!il
.. V.''in Sk.pvorfh
. . A Mnr no
.W.l.,li, lla-'ir, v
I'a ii l'UkliiRt'Ui
l eri: KpppU
' II WI'.'lltlK
. Ill il Mntacil"
If ever the whole burden ot .1 phi
was borne by one pall of shoulders it
was last nlcht at the llarr Thettre.
when William H.iwtiev bv the lone ot
his own good acting and del.ghtful per
sonality saved "The ( lid PI tin. ' nomi
nated In the hill as 11 "whimsical com
edy." from complete failure
Kven .Mr. Hawtrey's capab!IItie. nota
ble as lliey ate, cannot quite c.nrv It to
success, but If a few of th" actors in the
cast tould !' submitted to the piuccM
of "throwing out." which th" w.-r- al
ways talking about, and the lest of them
could be Imbued with tile Idea that they
were playing " comedy the plav might
have a chance jet, and Mr Hawtrej s
Impersonation of th kindly old man who
Imagined h!mef a serond Faust pledged
to the powers of evil might be peipetu.
ated as long as It deserves to h.
"The Old Firm.'' which Is lo Ham and
Edwin d I'aulton has had a mule or less
checkered career and ha been floating
urouii'l the pln marts foi some eight or
ten years. It has been proluceil twice
before In this country, both her. and 111
Chicago, but on both occasions its III suc
cess was due to bad luck lathir limn to
the qualities of the play Itself In London
the hoodoo seemed lifted and U lan there
for pearlv two bundled nights
Now Mi. Hawtrey. looking for a suc
cessor to "Dear Old Hilly.'' which has
sened him so long and well, takes up tin
piece, gives It some new lines galvaulris
It with his own ilk-thle personality and
here It Is
The storj of the play Is of a d".ir old
crackbralned inventor whose lack of busi
ness ability has hrought him to niln and
made hint unable to enjoy the nun
which at least one of his Inventions, ,1
wonderful new de, might have hi ought
hlni. Dtlven to df speratloti, he calls 011
the powers of evil to conic to hl it lief
He Is promptly nnsueied by the appeal
ance of a bevhlskeid gentleman who
answered In a sketchy way to the gen
eially accepted description of the tleHs
The audience, of course, had been entlicly
picpaied for the appeaiance of the
whiskered one, and only waited for the
loudest clap of thundei to see him slip
into the room.
Fn'ler the dlieellon of this peison who
Is rcallv th" head of a great curpoiiitloti
taking over the Inventor and his Inven
tions, and so making him comfortable for
the rest of Ids dajs, the old gentleman
sees a ti aiisforinatlon effectid in his
household, rinnly convinced that he Is
Invincible because he is piotecteil by the
mighty power of the. devil, lie calls
on his guaidtan to ild him of Ills
enemies and to set his tlmuielnl at
falls right and Is more than ever con
vinced of the bond that binds lilm when,
from peitei.'tly natuial causes- that Is,
natutal for the theatre the mattciH all
adjust themselves. Duly when his friend,
the devil, bus helped hllll git lid of a
virago wlfo and ban betiotlied his daugh
ter to n most eligible young mini is his
mlstiiko hoi nu In upon him.
Tho story sounds tatlier slllj In the
telling, Just as ll was, It must be icgiet
fully recorded, lu the acting. Hut if the
other members of .Mr. Hawtrj's companj
could have been Induced to 1 1, id the
nriifframme. which distinctly set forth
that the play was a whimsical comcdj
'and then play II as such, Just as he did,
(the lesull might have been different. The
i!1 "'TJS. T, '
weie more laughs In 11 iniin 11 ine mst
half dozen Hioadway musical comedies
ail put togeincr.
Plav From London
MRS. LESLIE CARTER ACTS HERE.
she iicHr In "The second lr.
'I aniueril ' In Hllllj Strrrt.
Mi? Leslie Carter begrfti a limited en
uageiiient last night at the Thirty-ninth
Stieet Theatie, appealing In a revival of
The Second .Mrs Tiinqtier.iy," by Sir Ar
thm I'liioro. Mr". Caller has but latelj
.'ulili il the role of .Um. Toiiiiierui to her
lepertoite, ami last night she gae her
llrst portiaal of th p.nt hi this ilty Jt
.i.s a icniarkalili- p"tfonname Indeisl
Tne compai.y supporting -Mr Carter
lit, huh d Itiaiiilon Hurst, as the husband
Noun. in Tltarp, as ('it!ei flriuaiule ; Al
beit l'eirv. as Cnpf ArdnW : Hamilton
.Molt, as Mr ,nni Orrrijrd . Lion llrown,
as 1,'ni'Jon ,rtvnr. H G Thomas, as
Vim!, M iirjiut;, ; Mnude Hanafoid, as
.'Icon : Cora Adam, as Jfrs, Cortelov,
and Mabel .Uvlulule, as Lady Oncyed.
MORALITY PLAYF0R CHARITY.
nelioinl I be llreanier" Acted !
Muill'iiu s,,iirr oncer! Hall,
' Heboid the Preamer" morality plav.
was ailed h students of the (Iener.il
Tlienlogle.il S, mlnarv In the conceit ball
of M, oils, ,n square Harden last night
1-iM mcht's performance and two others
this afternoon and to-night are to be given
to raise moiic for the Catherine Lorlllarrt
Wolf' Ait Stuibnts Club and Grace
The plu, whli h was to a prologue and
live ait", depleted the life of Joseph and
his liiothei.s It was written by Mrs.
I'erej h-armer. an Hughs) woman, and
was pioduccil lu London by tie Molality
I'bn Sinltj lu No, ember under the title
"The InciniM. but Mr Deaimer
'banged the title because It had been
glleli to ,1 et llllUiteil plav h all Ameri
The inutHe l purely religious, aiming
at a simple exposition of the old Hebrew
stoiv A mM of sixty pi sons, all lima
teuis, gave 11 iiedltable perforniHiice.
The parts of the tluee archangels,
if 11 met, '!(' 1. 1 anil Itiiphn'l, in the pro
logue, weie taken bj the Itev Irwin St C
Tucker, the Itev ,1 H Itandotph Hay and
the Hey Motion C Stuiic. recent gradu
ates (,f tic s.. mlti.it v All of the other
m. ile p. nt wet., taken bv students now
attending the pemlnaiy
Music lias, d upon Hebrew and oilerit.il
melodic and iiuuposed b Frank (iavln
was played bv Mbeit Mills, Mrs. Pouglas
Itoss and others at the haip Mls F'hoetie
Arlelgh The pu was staged In Hep
(llil Illi! lie lililne"
Miop I 11 1 11 mi
will' ll has been
-o long at the Knickerbocker The- I
att,., was l,st niKht transfer, ed 10 the
N w AniAteril.im. where
It will be on view
Tne east Is un-
fot .1 long tune ti mi'
changed and Hie l autiftil costumes as
much of a delight to the , ie as ever.
iw.iuh ..icioijie i a- louu.ai as nerore
and w ith his a-.n, l.iti pla the musical
fan. w.th in til 1 111 1 11. 1 enthusiasm
linli.i In Vpn W inter liurdrii short.
Nl w ll'isx ,'eh ;i he nen Winter
(linden musical production The Honey
moon Lspies-. ' wltli ( in by Deslys, A I ,olou.
Vila Lewis, fanny llrice, Vainel Dollv, Mel-
III Kills, Hairy Km and Harry Plleer, was
given for tlie nisi tune to-night betore a
cronded lioiisn at the Hyperion Theatie
I he book is bv Joseph W Herbert and
Harold Mteridge -lean Si hwarU Is the
composer and N'ed Wayburn Is the pro
ducer. Hi" lloiievinoon Kvpress' after
aiiotner pel lormance lieie will bo ro New
Vork. wlii'ie It will open at the Winter
(arileii on I luirntay night
I'lnjs anil l'lner.
(in in count of a previous bookuii at the
nrnegie Lyceum, tlie Klnetiiucolor pictures
will be seen there for f ll" IIIHtlnee only
to-day On nil other days, including Sun
day, these pictures will be seen twice daily,
Frank Spealght will give Ihe first of his
Dickens recitals this afternoon at the
Hudson I heal re.
The pKUh New Yolk performance of
William Collier III "Never May Die" will be
given at Hut Forly-eighlh Street 'Iheatnt
on Saturday alleinoon
For the cast of " I he Children of To-day,"
a satirical comedy dninin by Clara Llpninn
and Satiilel Shlpm.ni, Cohan A Harris have
engaged James II llnidhurv, (ieorgn Pro
ber!, John lllnes, Milllcenl Kvans, Ciirmen
Nesvllle, Isabel (iaiilson and Jeannetle
1 '00 k.
WIFE SUES WOMAN FOR $50,000.
Mrs. Citing Accuses "Veil Hillings"
of He11nllnK llnslmnd's l.ove.
Ml- A11I1111 (iridium Kiting of Wuvnu
avenue, Tuxedo I'ark, filed suit in. the
.supreme Court yesterday lo recover lo,ooo
1 rni n a woman described in ilm papers as
"Nell Hillllii!." Who was sened Willi the
papers at .1:111', cst l lfiy-sUlh street
Mis l.liuig ii leg.'s that Hi., affections of
her tiushntid have been nll"totlei by Nell
Itlllloi's. She savs she wiim IUIiili IiaoiiIIi
I !'. W, Sli.' ays she a . mini hipp ,y
lh (l,,r lllBmm( (, lfl MMr,.,, mi:, the
deli'iidiiut entii ed lilm nwav slid has since
BERGSON FILLS HALL
AT FIRST LECTURE
ii the trustees' loniii In the Lou l.lliniiv
I " tin lilt lo (Set In lor""'1 "fl"'' " '''"' ""' N"" eenmoin
' """" Ml '.III Uoo.llill.lHe ..se,te.l Iir II.IK.otl
Hiiiii, I'll MmviiiiIioi- ill
(Ill I IlllOfOpiiei 111
I'l.KA HK -MAN'S SI'IKIT
J'liilooiliy. Like All. Should
Millie l' I'eel Life More
Intensely, lie Siiys.
l''ie hundred women ami men. the
women outtiutilheilng the men about
ten lo one, who went jesterday aftei- 1
noon In the tain ami slush to Columbia
I'nlM'islly, heard the first of six lec
tures In Kieiich by the philosopher, I'rof.
Hem! Ilcrgson. Ilundleds mole could
not get Into the lecture hull. There were
all sorts In the audience distinguished
professors 11 mi edltois, well dresed
women Hiid overihessed women.
The nuilleme wa- apparently intensely
Interested In what the I'reiich philoso
pher hud lo s.is and In the manner In
which he said II
The frail, thin, small slMl man with
sunken cheeks was somewhat nenous
as he faced his llrst American audience.
I'ellmps he whs not jet slitllclently
lested from his voyage across the At
lantic Hut as he proceeded with Ills
lectttte 011 "Spirituality and Liberty" ho
grew eloquent, aroused his audience and
made a profound Impression.
I'rof lleissoti commenced by thank
ing tile department of philosophy of
Columbia I'niveislly for Inviting him to
America, lie said that he felt sine that
Columbia could hae found a better
qualified lecturer, but he added that they
could hardly rind one who would appre
ciate mote the honor and the nppoi
tunlty than hv did, and that they could
find none who was a greater admirer uf
American philosophy and psychologj-.
"If Arnetlta had produced only Will
iam James she would have made a sulll
clently great contribution to the world
lu the domain, of philosophy and psy
chology," said I'rof. Ilcrgson. "lie may
be said to have brought philosophy from
heaven to earth. In this respect J.tmea
may be compared to Socrates, He
brought philosophy closer to life." He
"Imagine that you are listening 10 a
drama. You feel a 11 Increased sense of
reality. Through the Interpretation of
the drama you feel life more Intensely.
The same Is true when you "listen to good
music. Philosophy might to do the same.
It should muko iih feel an increased
sense of reality, of vltulltj.
"Art shows us things us they leally
are. I'hllorophy should An the same.
In other words, philosophy ought to be
a direct and Intimate perception of real-
Itj One of tlie functions of philosophy
Is to show us that In our ordinary life
we are half asleep to things as they
are," said I'rof, llergson,
He then analyzed the two methods of
philosophy-. The llrst, the abstract
method, which proceeds b- general
ization, which embraces everything,
hence nothing. Is merely a structure of
concepts and necessarily results In seep,
tlclsm. This method, Itergson ald,
ehould be rejected.
The sevond method, which he advo
cated, proceeds to the concrete. Hy
proceeding to the concrete we arrive at
the ego, and as we go furtliei we come
to personally, lo Impulse, which Is the
source of everything within us.
This method is objected to because
It Is regarded ao difficult and Is lelleved
to lead to mj'ailcK'm, Hut, according to
I'rof. Bergson, Intuition Is very near
to scientific method, though somewhat
different. Science studies everything
from the exterior, whereas philosophy
studies everything from the Interior.
Prof Hergson then discussed the
problem of the spirit. Hy our spirit, he
said, we mean Intellectuality and will.
Which Is the more Important? Will,
he said You cannot make j'ourself
will by your intellectuality Will cre
To a representative of Tim ff.v Prof.
"I have no system of philosophy. 1
have no simple set of rules from which
I could evolve my philosophy. Tn
philosophy there ure sllfferent problems
and eacli problem must be solved by
special methods. The methods em
ployed In soiling one problem will not
do when joii attempt to solve another
problem. There must i)P n nt,n- answer
to every new question
"Intuition Is not all guesswork.
Many mistakes hae been made by
those who h.uo spoken of my theory
of 'Intuition' as guesswoik. I belle v
1 " ' necear to be Impregnated with
the subject If we would find a solution
1 to ll We must constantly learn. We
I must become sl idents again. We must
.s;ar. ,i1H ...l.iecl anew '
In connection with I'rof Bergson's
reference to art, tlie following pas
sages from his little volume on "Laugh
tcr," dealing with the function of art,
are particularly Interesting:
"What Is the object of art'.' If reality
struck our senses and our conscious
ness directly. If we could enter Into
Immediate communication with tilings
and with each other, I believe that art
would he useless, or rather that we
would all be artists, for our souls would
then vibrate continuously In unison
"Our eves, aided by our memory,
would cut out tn space and tlx In time
Inimitable pictures. Our glance would
seine In passing, sculptured In Ihe living
marble of the human body, hits of stat
uary as beautiful as those of antiquity.
We would hear singing In the depths
of our soul like music, sometimes gay,
more often plaintive, always original,
the uninterrupted melody of our Inte-
"All this around us, all this Is In
us, and yet nothing of all this is per
ceived hy us distinctly, Hetwcen nature
and us -What do I say? between us
and our own consciousness, a veil Inter
poses, a thick veil for the common man,
a thin veil, almost transparent, for the
artist and the poet. What fairy has
woven this veil','
"Art Is only a more direct vision of
reality. One might sa without In the
least playing upon the sense of words,
that realism Is In the work when Ideal
Ism Is In Iho soul, and that It Is by forca
of Ideality alone that one can regain
contact with reality."
I'rof. Hergson will deliver his second
lecture at Columbia this afternoon,
DEGREE GIVEN BERGSON.
t'liluaibla Trustee Honor Ihp lall
1 Ina; Phlloaophrr.
jlenrl Hergton was honored vrstrrdav
J by toe trut teH of Columbia University,
who loiifcrieil upon lilm the liniioial'V
degree uf io lor of letters Jil't befote lie
went to the leituii' hull.
Iir lletKson. tiibeil In ariiili tne rip iiliil
gown Mini iiemiunaiileil b lii'iin I" ,1 I!.
I Womlbt lilge, head of tin Columbia giailu
lite si'liiml of philosophy, mid the ineinbiis
of the faculty uf Hint school, iie!iilil. il
""' 'I'Htee anil I'ri siiletit Nicholas.
i.Mutrl,J Itutlcr cmfeitMl tl It nn.
I The tlllsto-s nciepteil ll ptoiosal flonl
i the iioi I nun tit of the Ncthei lauds, nn-
I'.ti'il tlllollgll th" lllltcll .Minister III
WiishliiKtnii, to esiabllsh a Queen Wll
lii'lllllll.l lei tUle.-ii on the Hutch luiiuuage
ami llliiatiiie. It Is pmliable that the
Mtsi h i u I '. will lie kIM'H at the opfiihifi
of the iic'iileinle ear li"M fall, when It Is
exp'lleil that ninliej to ilefniv their f
ielie Hill lime bell il in Iiliil b ll gift.
BIG SLIM NABBED,
JERSEY POLICE SAY
!el Third Snspecl in Sliootinir
of Coiiroy by Mis I nke in
'I lie Jersey City police yosienlav iiuule
a second idlest for the iissmill on I liouuis
Coiiroy. who was sliol on Saturday liy
gunmen who were, living to get Thomas
lluike. Tim prfoner says he is John
llyun, ,11:' Second avenue, Jersey City,
but the police snv lie is llig Slim, who
escaped with Kid Dynamite. Hyaii was
urresti'd on desci iption ami will be put
in the lineup this muiiiiiig,
Peter P. Murphy, the business repre
seulat.ve of Local -HKtA of the Inter
national I'nlon of Steel Worheis, failed
to appear before the eecuu e council of
the local last night, n 111 t so did John W.
Hurke. Murphv was to lie tried on
(lunges which yvere brought b Hurke,
as a result of which, lluike alleges,
Mutphy hired three gunmen, Krnest
Wlldhnher, Kid Dynamite and Hlg Slim
to Injure Hurke on Saturday night In
stead of hurting Htiil.c the three men
shot Thomas Comoy, who went to
County's condition is tlll critical The
three bullets which enteied Ills abdo
men have been icmowd, but It is not
thought he will live
The charges in the union suainst
Murphv were to be threshed out last
night in the union's offices In the
Temple Har Hulldlng. Court street,
Hrooklyn. (leneral President .Michael
Comford said the charges against
.Murphy ate live weeks old and that
others than Hurke have complained
about Murphy's methods. Murphy Is
charged with conduct "unbecoming 11
business representative "
Murphy, wlio was ai rested on Sun
day charged with conspiring with the
three gunmen to assault Hurke, yester
day furnished S J...0i hail. Ho will be
arraigned In Jersey City this morning.
"Hurke Isn't the man those Hovverj
gunmen weie after." sa.id Murphy
"The man they wanted is me. I'm
afraid of them. If I hud wanted to
have Hurke done up I could have beaten
him up myself"
Kid Dynamite has not yet Wn found
by the police. WUdhaher was arrested
MORGENTHAU NOT OPPOSED.
sraalar llak Mmllb Denies Hp Pro-
tested to U'lUnn.
Washington. Feb S. Senator Hoke
Smith of Georgia denied to-day that he
had interposed any objection or adverse
crlrUjIsni of any kind to the suggestion of
lleniv Morgenthat! of New York for Sec
retary of the Tieusurj In President-elect
His denial was called forth by a story
published this morning In which he was
represented as having voiced a protest
against the possible selection of Mi. M01
genthnu by (!ov Wilson
"I have never given to anv one." said
Senator Smith, "anv Information about the
interview which I b.ol with (iov. Wilson
and I do not think it pioMr to discuss
anything that Muk place win, lion ever,
make this exception and sav unqualifiedly
that I said nothing bv way of objection or
adverse criticism of an kind to .Mr. Ilenty
NO APPEAL FOR JACK JOHNSON.
Ills Men for llall la lllsnilasnl hy the
Washington. Feb. 3 The right of Jack
Johnson, the negro pugilist, to appeal to
the Supreme Couit fioni the decision of
tne Feiieral Cin t. In Chicago refusing 111 m
hall uniler a white slave Indictment was
denied to-dy b the Supreme Court of
uie c-niteit .--tates
The court dismissed Johnson's appeal
without passing on the validity of the
Mann "white slave" Ian, under which tlie
pugilist was irulliteil. The court held th.u
Johnson had been admitted to $30,0iiu ball
after tlie appeal was taken, and that as
he had secured relief It was not neiessaij
to pass upon the motion The dueislon
leaves Johnson facing trial 111 on ball,
but with the "white .slave law still under
attack in the high iiitirt
TWO NEW SENATORS SWORN IN.
Welili nf Trnneaaee anil shepnaril of
Trias, Both llemoerala,
W.vsuimit(i, Feb :t Two new senators
were sworn In lo-dav I'rof W I! Webb
of llelle buckle, I enu . was sworn In as a
Senator from Tennessee, succeeding Senator
Newell Saunders, appointed to Hie vacancy
occasioned to the death of Senator i'nvloi
Mr Webb is a Democrat
Itepiesentatlve Morns Sheppa.nl was
sworn in tn till out the unexpired term of
Senator JosephW HnlleynfTetH" Hesuc
reeded senator It. ,M Johnston, who served
by appolntmenr for a few days only
Serious Trouble llelneen Vencunela
anil Colombia llrporled,
Wasiiinoton, Feb, 3. A recrudescence
of the century old boundary dispute
between Venezuela and Colombia has
resulted recently In a number of clashes
on Ihe frontiers of the two republics,
(according to despatches to the State
Department, It Is nt expected war
imerlfRiis In Honduras .Safe,
Wasiiinoton, Feb. 3. Assurances
have been received at the State I.
parlment from Consuls in Honduras
that Messrs. Schaeffer and Pullet to of
the Central American Commercial Com
pany are safe and well. They had not
been heard from hy frlemls In this
country since December 1.
pi York Sehoola Win at SbooUna.
Washington, Feb. 3. Tlie illlo team
of Morris High School, New York, Is In
a triple tie with teams fiom high schools
of Iowa City, la., and Dceilng, Me., ac
cording to iiniiouncenient of Ihe fourth
weak of the Intcrscliolastlc matches made
by the National Hoard for the Promotion
of ttllle Practice. In the last week De
Witt Clinton at New York defeated Haiti
mote Polytechnic, Morris of New Vork
won from Hiookllne, Mass., and Stuyvc-
sant of New York won from Western of
FOLKS ASKS ADOPTION
OF MOVIE ORDINANCE
Alileriiiiin Sitys His Utiles Woiiltl
llnve Prevented I'linie in
Wli Icli Two Died.
I'm OI'KleiAliS HbA.MKh
liiif Police. Fire mid License e
luirltiieiifs All Deny
ilie panic In the Houston street moving
picture show on .Sunday night which led
to the death of two 11 ml the Injuries uf
scores led Alderman Folks to announce
yesterday that he would bring up his!
ordinance for the regulation of moving I
picture shows before Ihe Aldermen lo-day j
This time the ordinance will be with-,
out Iho censorship clause. It was this 1
clause that caused Mayor (iaynor toj
vein tbe original 1'olkH ordinance.
ihe Alderman went to the scene of
Sunday's disaster mid after looking over
the place said: 1
Ihe oidliinuie I dten' piovided 1 lint h II
new moving picture 1 heal res should be on
the siileu.ill, level and that no lien license
should be Issued without 11 Ihmough rein
spxllnn ot each plai e willi a vlen lo I11
siiiiiur the sulci y of patrons
lleiuspe, Hon of Mich 11 plnie as the
lloilsiou slleel theatte lertultilv would
have biouirlii objection to tli.it long tllgln
if lllllleen steps, half of them woollen,
lending to ihe entrance to llieplaie. I'niler
tlie oidlmiiice I drew moving piclute shows
were ulloued lo have a iiipacllv ol 1:00
without coming under the provision of ihe
general theatre Isw, piovided they elimi
nated stages, sienery, ciirtulus, dressing
loniiis and tlie othet usual tie hniittls
I tiller enisling (iniditloiis if thev hale
a 1 .1 iai i t v ol rnoie than .'too lliey must be
governed by the theatie laws, and these
make It so expensive It is practically pin
hibltoty 'Unit's what the thealrii.il tiu-ts
want they don't want their piitioti.iKe
endangered by Hie glowing public demand
for picttne shows "
investigation into the pauic in the
Houston Street Hippodrome, was
begun in xevetal city departments
yesterday As usual after such a calam
ity thero was prompt shifting of responsi
bility, promis of reforms and state
ments by ofllciuls blaming their colleagues
111 other departments.
Coroner Kelnberg, who is conducting
one investigation, issued a statement
placing the blame on those in charge
of the Mayor's license bureau Commis
sioner of Licenses Wallace said that his
department had not Issued the license.
As .1 matter of fact the license for the
Houston Street Hippodrome was issued
by Ihe Police Department on May I, ll.'
It was issued as a license for a theatre
seating not more than L'W persons He
fore the police issued the license they
received reports from representatives
of the Fire Department, the Hoard of
Water Supply. Gas and Klectricity and the
HulldiiiR Department. All of these re
ports stated that Ihe Hippodrome had
met with the requirements provided by
law and thereupon the license was issued,
and the police had nothing more to do
with the placo except to see that order
was preserved there
Coroner f'einberg examined many wit
nessesyesterday and none of them would
swear that there were more than 209
persons in Ihe place at the time Ihe cry
of "Fire'" was raised. This agrees with
the statements of Charles Stelner nnd
Abraham Mlnsky, proprietor of the
place, now in custody of counsel, who
said that tho house was not full when the
trampling began They told the Coroner
that they had complied with all the re
quirements of the law. that their aisles
were twelve feet wide and their exits even
wider, and that they kept the aisles clear
Witnesses, however, told newspaper
men shortly after the last ambulance had
left tho scene on Sunday night, that in
the crowd that fought around the vesti
bule of the old church in which the moving
picture show was situated there could
not have been less Uian 500 men, women
and children. These witnesses say that
there were many standing in the rear of
the place when the panic took place and
that many ran up the stoop from the
Coroner Kelnberg after his investiga
"Kvery man, woman and child who paid
their nickel admission knew Instinctively
that lliey were going into a fire! rap, and
in their inner consciousness all thai was
needed was Ihe faral cry of Fire' lo drive
them Into h panic with the resulting loss
of life nnd injury lo limb The old Lutheran
chinch leased hy Hie Hippodrome Com
paiiyls made entirely of wood that Is worm
eaten and worn away in a great many
places t was not necessary for short
circuited wires to siarl the fire, but a mere
dropping of s mnrf.-h In almost anv corner
of the building would do- so. I would
like to ask of those 'higher up' who have
to do with the moving picture legislation
whether they would let their wives or their
children enter such moving plctuie houses
as the Houston Hippodrome at any hour
of the day or night of the I wentieth century
In a letter on the subject which Fire
Commissioner Johnson sent to the Mayor
yesterday he says:
"The lire Department, when this theatre
had a concert license, played violations
upon it for overcrowding on April s, 10,
JO and May l and ll, mil, and the Cor
poration Counsel had a fine of 157.50 imposed
In each case. Hecent inspection showed
no excessive standees. Perhaps the acci
dent could have been avoided If the front
elts had been even with the street level
but that is doubtful
' There are now soo' of such places In
New York. Panics in them are likely ro
recur under Ihe same conditions, Fach
place has several audiences a night, and
ten minutes after a fire prevention inspec
tor visits them, in some cases, they are
overcrowded again 1'nder rhe present
situation the only corrective measures
are criminal prosecutions with severe
sentences .May I suggest lo your Honor
that the new Aldermanlc ordinance place
the entire responsibility for conditions
in moving picture shows, both as lo seat
ing capacity, exits and hyglenlo and moral
conditions, under one head, so that there
bn no duplication of inspections and there
shall bo but one responsibility?
While these statements were being
given out the Corp futility on Chrystle
street v;tn preparing for tho funeral
of their mother, Morguerita, who had
lien trampled to death on Sunday night.
At tho Morgue lay the body of another
woman who went to her death in the
panic nnd who has not as yet been identi
fied. Klevaled .Station at .INth Street.
The I'ublio Service Commission yesterday
adopted an order directing Ihe Inter
borough Itapld Transit Company to ton
siriicl a lien slallou on lliu Sl.vlh avenue
eievnicu luiuoau at 1 luriy-eigntli street,
andionut it Into operation before December
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