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JJVJi,xNiAU LJiiDliJiiK J'HILADELI'HIA, WJ&JDliiKJDAY, DJbJCJiiMBKK 28, 1914.
A GRIPPING STORY OF LOVE, MYSTERY ANP KIDNAPPING
By CLAVEB MORKIS
Author et "Jihn Btion, flalleltar."
mATixCTEna "757 the story
IMS HAtiomomaa or wtitBBithBr
(Anne). But not oten a wtaoio or teven
una TlJ nritlMl
P JMKOtBflS Of iVlUBERLKY, htr ton Ony,
K owf If, wA9 U oooiil lo po 16 a jiuoHe
tenooi. . ...
lORfl ARTHUR MKRtBT, hit nnttt.lt it;-
rutting tnt important miwar icmi. mi;
1FmlrIv. H l tn voungtr brother ej
tht talt veer and htlr-vreiumpllve to the
title. ... ... ,. i,....
r.nit,l XVImherttu ( moil mixtati or Guy
to co lo Jfarrtr. Mt it a imauer and
Vounger tcheol trultt elo to Hi mmeer
los fiom Mmli'er. TA hamoier,
IWOffW KIlLnlail. it a areai rifml Mri
' rrvtljk f .,..,, f,.lt., Nirf Irm
Britlph hat practically made 'Harpiree.
rt j,fcu lirt ((, Krteleh and. 111
all et hit ttrefudiet attaint! Harptree, It
ermatlu imvreteed with Erleigh't character,
the headmaster that tC .wewiru
that Otiv oW very carefully looked
after u fce.nwpMfs thai tthtmtf mrt afoot
for Mdnapptna Id Dot. "It jeoiiM nortfc
tome oneV While to pet rid of him' hi tayt.
fin. jm.( I,,, .it.-.,..!., hM ruaile ttnuue-
tetsfully at St. rancrat Station Tht head
footman at jronkel'ver it n detective. who
hat been enoaotd to watch . otiu, tnouon
La&U Wimorl!i it ipHoraiit or imt
. Brttiah tnmitet to tooli afttr C
1 he tcer hit own ton."
A unr alter Ouv hat (en. at Harttrit,
Krleiah. on a litit to Lain fVtmotrleii, con-
ft that h lovee htr.
lit it frightened after he har
out Anne interrupts Mm. and declare thai
it Anne interruptt htm. ana declare mai
iff. too, lone hfm dtevw.
Arriving at the tchool he informed that
Hit. TERTKfAN it waiting to ter Mm. The
pott of ehemlttrv natter at'llarstret It
t-aoant, and Verttaan hat com In dneteer
to adifrfOcmente, Eretoh havtnff found hit
tettimonlalt autte tatUfactorv. . . .
t Iraiurlre that Vertiitan had Unoxon
Brleioh tome to jeare apo, and iiteMeu
tht latter nfrlfce and Mlt a man tiamed
Jtochford. Talbot, on titnocent man. icae
arretted tor the crime, sent to prison, and
Vrflaa,i hn never otrill ErttiaU aioail.
ut the tchootmatter ear. Mm. rle(h
eanndt, however, urge that rertfDan t not
fit to ie a maeter at Uarptree, for he Mm
telf It no fteltcrj ., ,
lie vromltet to think over the inatttr 0
Verttffan appointment, out he knotct in hit
heart that lie mint accept the man.
Ulllt. TltAVEES. ErleigU't litter, litttt Ladv
Wlmoerltu.t Lord, ytrthur aha meet her.
Denham, the oolmnn-detecHixv at Jfonfc-
Hir, trlln Lord Arthur that he hat
recognited Mrt. Trovers at a friend of
Dick llerlet't, the man i(.ho It tutpeeled
tf attempting to fcldnap youno Wimberlev.
detective he It eniploiliio, to come, to Stow
ijora Htinnr tore jot jtarher. u pnimo
liter, lie can hardly utilieve
Trnr ! rArr.iii 7,1 ffiff nfofA aoatlttf
pteton ov toning that he remember meetliio
the tcoman at St. Panorat when the Kid
napping attempt was made.
iord Arthur returnt to town and con
cults Barker, a detective. Though the de
tecttee it convinced that. .Ur. Tracer It
tnized up in Dick iter left tchemet. Lord
Arthur t not.
ttrt. Traitrt lltltt Lord Arthur and atkt
him to eloy the marriage between John
Xrlelgh, her brother, and Lady Anne. Lord
Atthur It convinced of htr Innocence, out re
futet to Interfere,
iFimoericy, out oy eirencniene a
CHAPTErt VII CONTINUED.
m, QJHE walked slowly toward the door.
KJ e came jorwaru ana openea it 101-
her. Then he closed It again.
, "Beforo you go," he said quietly,
'"'please tell me If this this obstaclo to
the marriage has anything to do with
your brother' personal character?"
"Nothing:," she replied. "It Is-thero
are .certain matters connected nlth ouv
'.., family I think Lady Wlmtterlcy ought to
l" know. I may tell her, It I have the
courage. If I have not, I Imptora you
' to do all In your power to break off
the engagement. Sooner or later Lady
5V!mberley will know" the truth. It Is
i. better that she should hear It now."
r' ' 'This matter you speak of, dtfos your
iJbrpther know of It?"
"Then he ought to tell the woman he
' has asked to be his wife. It Is a mat
ter between him and Lady AVImberley."
"Ho would keep tho, secret for an
other's sake. I can'r say any more.
Pleasa let mo go." "
i . Ho opened the door and accompanied
, her down to the street, where a taxlcab
, was watting for her. When she had
driven oft he made his woy upstairs
again and rang tho bell for Barker.
. "XVell, my lord," said tho detective, en
tering the room and closing the door be
hind him, "what docs she want?"
"I don't know. Barker T don't think
ahe known .herself. But I'm quite certain
of ono thing."
"What Is that, my lord?"
' "That Mrs. Travera is not engaged In
any scheme to harm my nephew."
"Why did sho come here, my lord?"
Slie came, Barker," said Lord Arthur,
peaking slowly, "on an. entirely private
i" "I beg your pardon, my lord," said
. Barker stiffly, "I think you rang for me,
," "Yes, I want you' to bring me up some
ijtea and pack my bag, I am going down
, to Harptrea tonight."
Mr. Barker bojved andook his de
parture, "J was afraid that would happen," the
. detective said to himself. ' "A -woman like
tf that can twist men round her llttlq fin-
ger. I've no doubt that Is what she camo
4?for to make a fool of him."
a. chapter vnr.
ip Tou look tired, Jack, dear," said Lady
' "I am a bit tired," Erlelgh replied.
'Jirrhero'B " ,ot t0 d0 JU8t """ I cn lftrl
yiy find time- to come up and see, you."
,-VI know, Jack; don't think I shall b
Ta If you don't com quite so ofteu aa
ilf-tu I sbotild like. I quite understand.
JNe,w tell me all about Guy."
' "Can I smoke?"
res, ot course, enaii i rt yu .
b ,1A AHM ,UMHt.. 1,11 K t -
m, uci, u.iia, ii iugQ & pipe.
il. 4 luny.
. He lit his pipe and leaned forwsr,).
trusting his elttawp on his knees and star
ving at Hie nre. ilia race seemed very
pale and thin and there was a hard look
about his mouth. He was like a man
,,who bM Bomethlng unpleasant to say
:nd who means td say It. Lady Wlrrw
Slerley regarded him anxiously.
1 cops uuy w not i." sua aia after
few rnoments of silence.
."IUT Oh, no-a bit ot a cojd. that's all.
'H pa in scnooi again tomorrow."
'Ton never told me b uu III, Jack,
hat was unkind ot you. You nroAnimi
o write lt anything was the matter with
it sena a wire.
a smuea aoatracteaiy. "I'm afraid.
ne, dear." ha said, "that I've been so
tea worried about other matters, and,
course, Guy Is not really ill-- "
Ha gets suoh terrible colds." Ladr
isberley faltered. "One sever knows.
don't think ha 1 very strong."
John Erlelgh laughed a aeod-aatured.
genial laugh. 'Hrt as fit as a addle,"
said- Flea. asm. t worry about htm,
X. We we'r ot enough to worry
'Wahav enough to worry about?"
repeated meobantaaHy, "Jauk, dear,
b Utf tW WIAI
oJUug, Anne, I aieart-I have a
aeat ot worn just bow Badand
gs are not going very weU a the
W). Well. I'm not going f bother
niui wi, aiui. i eaiqe sa Hera 10
k to you about mx atotw.
four sinter. Jack? I hose she to Mat
i&ie-that Mwtistl HL"
m a ystjfday." h
In a bawl, avail voiaa. "Thr
samtttag taat U wtekvM ma to tail
WW nwathteg I av not told vnu
'aaatttajS which a)k thinks I ought to
av tula you when I aslwt you u
U pwd ata wwa4 ute d.y M
t hi tduv m . evifVasK:
"".""W a m M y va)it
ud ihsev a tofk f tw t m mm-
Ji 4. AjfcHi,, stB fl kf Aai.
- ! ib tarti,fua; j i
ft, And took tiotd ot one of hU hand.
"Jack, dear," ehe jald In a low voice,
"you don't want to tell hie this. I don't
wont lo hear It."
"I've sot to tell you. Grace InslaU on
It. If I don't keep tny promise to her,
she'll coma here herself. It's something
about draco about her past life"
"Oh, Jack, dear, what does It matter?"
"It might not matter," he continued,
If I woro marrying a woman without
hriPiiU.t himm Ami r vm, mmi rtf
I a errnat Mii.rnii w.MiM nf emlra. fAwl
It very deeply If you married Into a fam
ily that that had stain upon It. I didn't
see that so clearly till Grace made It
plain to me. But now I see that you
ought to know about a race."
Site looked up lit him and smiled. 'X
don't want to know about her. I know
that there Is no stain on the life of the
man I love"
He winced. "I have promised to tell
you," he continued. "When Grace was
very young- she was betrayed by a
scoundrel. She has never been married,
her son "
"Oh. Jack, dear," she Interrupted bii
tly, "how terrible for her. I am so sorry
for her poor thing. Is the man allveT"
"No," Erlelgh answered In a hard
voice. "He Ji-dead."
"What was his n.ime?" ehe asked, not
because oho wanted to know, but be
cause, she felt that sho must ear some
thing to show that shn was not ashamed
of discussing the matter.
"Itochford," he replied.
"Tnf fill nf lti mnnm aI T aI I1a,I,.
"Yos tho youngest Robert."
Her grip tightened on his hand and
sho looked up at him with horror In hef
"You mean," aho falteted, "the man
who was murdered by Harry Tnlbot?"
John Erlolgh hcaltated almost Imper
ceptiblybefore he replied.
"Yes," he satd In a hard voice. "Harry
Talbot that was the man, Tou know
"Very well-before the crash came.
Ills mother was nn old friend of my
father's. Wo iw a. good deal of tho
family when I was a girl. 3Iy father
always said that Harry, was Innocent,
but Harry's peoplo cast him off. I don't
know what 'happened to him. No one
over mentioned hie namo after that"
iuiiii .criuiKii um not. jook at tier as
she spoke. He stared straight In front
of him at tho nre. looking back lntotho
past. It was terrible to think that Harry
Tnlbot, the man ho had Injured, had
boen a friend of tho woman he loved.
It was oyen dangerous. Sho had now a
personal Interest In tho cruel tragedy.
Bhe 'Would ask questions, refer doubtless
to the subject again and again. Ho
wished hq hod never mentioned Talbot's
name he ought nover to have, mentioned
t Those who have a secret to guard
cannot bo too careful.
"I suppose." said Lady Wlmborley after
a pause, "you don't know what happened
"Went to tho bad, I believe. He Is
dead. He died a very short timo ago."
"Poor fellow," sho murmured, "poor
fellow; and to think that perhaps a little
help and sympathy "
"He would not take It from any one,"
Erlelgh broke In fiercely. "Those five
years It changes a man, you know; I
would have helped him If ho had allowed
mo to do so. Tho man ho killed was a
scoundre!-a bruto that was not fit to
live. Anner dear, I camq here to talk to
you about my sister."
"Yes. Jack, I know, but for the moment
I could not help thinking of poor Harry
Talbot such a Jolly young fellow he was,
full of spirits, jiot clevor, but a really
good sort. I can't believe1 ho was guilty."
"ine wow was struck In anger," said
Erlelgh slowly. "Any man. however good
a chap, might have done the same. There
was no Intent to kill. That was allowed
for, but It was known that Talbot hated
Itochford that went, against him. Anne,
dear, my slater wished mo to tell you of
this tragedy in her life. And now that 1
hove told you I think ou will understand
what she has suffered all these years. I
make no excuse Tor her sin, Anne, but
she has paid heavily. Still, one can't go
against tho opinion of the world: tho
stain Is there and you, so pure, so spot
less, so proud of the honor of your
"Jack, dear." Lady Wlmberley Inter
rupted, "surely you do not think that I
am eo mean? You don't think that this
could make any difference to us? Why,
my dear man. I shall only be moro kind
to your sister try and bring a little
brightness Into her life."
He took hold of her hand, and bending
his head, kissed her reverently on the
"My dear one," he wh(speied,"of course
I know, that this would maka no differ
ence. "You are not the sort of woman to
trample on those who are down. I really
believe that If I came to you with soma
shameful story of my own, you would for
Ho spoke almost lightly, with a smile pn
his lips. But there was a hungry look
In hla eyes. Anne Wlmberley did not see
it. for her face was pressed against his
hand and she was gazing at the Ore. Sho
did not apeak. She did not know that
he was asking" a question that required
-Anne, aear, ne continued after at
pause, "I wonder If you would forgive
Copyrlsht, 191. by the Atelett Newspapers,
LUNCHEON EOE NATTJBAT.IST
Alfred &f, Collins About to Sail on
South American Hunt,
A farewell luncheon In honor of Al
fred M. Collins, of Bon Mawr. was
gtffU at the nittenbouso Club today by
Marshall E. SculL
The naturalist wilt sail from New York
eity Saturday for South America, where
he will spend several months hunting end
collecting in company with Lea Qarnett
Day and George K. Chorrie, naturalists
of New York, and Robert H. Becker,
ot the Field Museum of Chicago.
In UU and 1513 Mr. Collins and Mr.
Scull bunted bly game in Africa and
India, They devoted last year to an
expedition to tho Ardtio regions.
JEWS SEEK. 3FBA3JB;'S rKEBDOM
Will Present Petition In Hop of
Prominent Jews of this olty. under the
leadership of BanJamiu M. Colder, an at
torney In the, plttee of Attorney General
Bell, have organized to enlist oUizans of
Philadelphia, tn an effort to prevent the
execution tn Atlanta, Qa., ot Leo U.
Frank, oaavtated of the murder of Mary
rh.ey bava named a cqwbiJum t draw
up a pttUoa to bo seat to Governor
clater. ot aeorgta. Plans have bata made
for a mass meeting In the Academy of
Wiisls. and a committee- wUi ba sent to
Ataxia, to preeent a pUlen (a bthaU of
W03CAH DEM Ag ASE OF 117
iMvea Seventy Defendants, Having
Sttnrivtd All Bnr Ofctldran.
NSW YORK, p nun. Umh
KfiWoJcess died today at the, Harbun ham
at tb DugfetM ol rfl. at tttt ut
of U lean She was born tu k'ki,
Buasjs, and na ban at th hoa. tar
4ltm last tkra .
Jak bfw n tw4iHd' .t
C aetwoSr nad trtanl-art if,.Ji,feii-
Theatrical managers and film producers
are at It again. The former blame the
latter for the wane ot the theatre; the
latter blame the. former for the wane ot
popular stage stars. Writing la the Chi
cago Journal, O. L. Halt sas among
The makers and exhibitors of photo
plays, as they call thetn, have a great
advantage over tho producers of
drama and the legitimate exploiters of
histrionic talent You can draw crowds
to a ptoture shop to seo th flickering
likeness" of aJlnyer who has made
his fame on tho stage, but you can
not draw Into a regular theatre a
crowd to ao a performer who has
made hla fame In pictures,
Johti Bunny is, or was, the most
celebrated ot the comic pieture act
ors, but when he returned to the thea
tre a little while ago he qulcklj de
clined Into a low-price attraction It
Is ndt that Bunny Is less of a bore In
ntcturea than ho Is In the life. It Is
that he has been seen at every nnglo
for the tenth part of a dollar. The
theatre creates Bta'rs for the motion
picture Industry, but tho motion plc
turd Industry creates nothing for the
legitimate theatres, managers were
saying a few years ago that tho mo
tion picture theatro was a training
school which was preparing a now
publla for the standard theatre. They
noty know they wore, wrong.
MATtY PICICFOIID SPEAKS.
Mary Plckford, who, It has been gen
erally rumored, contemplated leaving tho
Famous Players Film Company, in whose
productions she has exclusively appeared
for tho last two years, has denied the
truth of these reports. Following Is Miss
"I am very thankful for the numerous
and flattering offers rocently extended to
me, but I sincerely believe that I cannot
conscientiously consider any othor course
than to remain with tho Famous Players
Film Company. The high artistic stand
ard of this company and Us constant
efforts to elevate and dignity the motion
picture place It conspicuously In a po
sition of being the most serious film
producing company In the world. I owe
tho public, who havo supported and en
couraged mo throughout my career, care
ful consideration of this Important point,
and I feel that In extending my affiliation
with the Famous Tlayers I con best re
pay. In some small measure the thought-
'ful regard that the public has so often
demonstrated for tho higher element or
LASKY ENOAPCS LOUIS MANN.
Samuel Goldfish announces that an ar
rangement has boon entered Into between
Louis Mnnn and the Jesse L. Lasky Fea
ture PlayCompay by which Mr. Mann
will make his first appearance In moWng
pictures under tho direction of Mr. Lasky.
This contract calls for Mr. Mann to star
In a screen version ot "Elevating a Hus
band." SOME ORIGINAL IDEAS.
In tho Chicago Trlbuno photoplay con
testa the original Ideas oro pouring in.
Also it Is receiving many original names.
"Dirty Katie Crovln, the Biggest Liar
in tho World."
"Love and Leprosy."
"When Lydla's Lover Went to tho
"On the Trail of the Human Hound."
"His Fairy and thn Thorn."
"Tho Chlropraotlo Clinic."
DOCTOR SHAW COMINfc HOME
National President of Suffragists to
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of
the National Woman Suffrage Associa
tion, will leave her office In New York
tomorrow for Molan, Fa her homo
town, where she will spend the holldajs,
enjoying a regular old-fashioned home
cooked turkey dinner.
Although Doctor Shaw never loses an
opportunity to refer to Moylan as her
home, this will be tho first opportunity
ahe has had to spend a. real vacation
there In more than two years. Sho has
paid flying vitlts on various occasions
during that time, but she has made ar
rangements to have the present excursion
last an entire, week,
AI0H MAN'S ESTATE SHRINKS
Rutherford left Isa Than $2,000,
OOO, Instead of ?7j'000,000.
NEW YORK, Dec. 35.-The estate ot
Henry Rutherford, who died on February
25, 1913, amounted to tt,027,K0 Instead ot
7,O00.O00, as previously estimated, accord
ing to an appraisal filed with the State
An item of $75,000 which Is not listed
as tazabls in New York, Is now deposited
with tha State of Pennsylvania, pending
a decision as to whether realty in that
State which Mr. Rutherford inherited be
tore hla death from a sister, Mrs. Jdhet
R. Marshal), can be taxed by the Penn
Mrs. Mary O. Nicholson, of Philadel
phia, receives an annuity ot I120O. The
residue will be divided among S3 rela
tives. MABBIED AT ELKTON
Pennsylvania Couples Visit Iffaiy
,, land's Gretna Qrctm.
ELKTON, Md., Dec. -The following
Pennsylvania, couples were married here
Frank Spencer Holllngsworth, Jr., and
Marguerite T. Sillier: Henry Manning and
Ivy Manning, Charles E. Vaughan and
Florence K. BcheiUer, and Arthur I
Lamb and Mildred E. Branson, all Vt
Philadelphia; Albert O. Frltslnger and
Elizabeth M. Hetntxetman, of Elarlngton,
and Paul P. Magoffin and Edith Jane
Young, Chevy Chase,
DBIVER BITTEN BY H0ESB
Frederick Brown, 3 years old, 3864 Bo
dine Btreet, was bitten on tho right hand
when he attempted to fasten a shoe on
a horae today. Vha animal was attached
to a coal dragon in oh&rgo of Brown.
The Master Car x
Simultaneous with out removal
1837 CHESTNUT STREET
we aimouace the arrival of be
FIAT LIGHT "30," $3750
"Tha Popular Motor Car of CaatinitlU fiwf
- FIAT MOTQE COMPANY QFrM-
JrMftWfigmJ ft tffiffljjlff EST V. iiaC SwMaWigBttaiWIaBaia
At the Walnut next week.
Death of the Dollar Theatre
Philadelphia saw John Mason and
"Drugged" at prices; Boston, the same.
But when Owen Dals' melodrama de
scended on New York It changed Its
name and, Ha prices. The manager, A. If,
Woods, took a llttte-uscd theatre, the
Now York, nnd announced a whole series
of pieces to follow Mr. Mason in "Big
Jim Garrltty" at II a seat for the best.
Large crowds, attracted by a big suc
cess, were to pay for a tlrst-class -fconi-pau
and leave something besides, But
"Big Jim Garrlttv" Is no more, and Mr.
Mason Is decorating "The Song of Songs"
nt two per.
There Is no denying that n "dollar the
atre" It a possible thing. And It Is Just
08 sure that no Bcondnuy mnuager and
no Broadway playhouse Is going to
achieve It. A well-filled nudltorium at 1
for tho highest will bring In plenty of
moitoy to cover any reasonably good cast.
But a half-tilted theatre means a loss,
and even tho biggest successes at a 1
scale enn't pay for nil the failures that
an American manager expects to suffer
In his scarcli for the perfect box-office
No American drama costs JJ a seat to
produce and manage. But no manager
can produce plays ot tho first class with
companies of tho first class at any lower
scale without a deficit at the end of tho
year, unlcst all hla playa are big suc
cesses, wnen tno tncatre-goer pays V.
to sco "t'otash and Perlmutter" he Is
paying part of that money Into the de
funct treasury of "Drugged." He Is pay
ing for the privilege that other playgoers
enjoyed of seeing a failure and not foot
ing tnc puis tor it.
Tho renl trouble nlth the hlsh cost ot
amusement in America is Just ther. Hlg
risks means big losses, nnd such a gamble
means the production, on the average, of
only tho most' generally popular sort ot
Dranmtlzinrr the Kaiser
The war playlets of London ate pietty
much all of n kind. Even J. M. Barrio
could nnd nothing but the obvious conflict
of Kaiser nnd Kuller to trot out. Occa
sionally, however, there Is one with some
sldo element of the dramatic that carries
It. A London crltlo thus records "Tho
War Lord's Dream," produced at one of
the muslo halls:
"Tho curtain rises upon the Emperor's
tent nt midnight, nitli trees In dark,
silliouet ngalnst a dark blue sky, the'
shadows of scudding clouds upon the tent
top nnd tho booming of heavy artillery
In the distance.
"Tho war lord Is discovered poring over
a map and surrounded by his general
staff, "when a dispatch bearer entem with
news ot a disastrous German defeat His
Imperial Majesty evidently known no
such thing as defeat, for ho Immediately
sends for ono of his telegraphic staff, to
whom he translates the unwelcome news
Into n story of brilliant German suc
cess, "After which, dismissing his officers, he
Is Mupposed to fall asleep In order to re
relvo another decidedly unwelcome vis
itor This is none other than the war
lord's ally. King Death, who comes to
congratulate him upon the rich harvest
he Is sending pell-mell to his grisly do
mains, nnd, Incidentally, to Inform him
that when his (the war lord's) time comes
his bones will bear no Imperial dts-
CHESTNUT ST. OPERA HOUSE
Rome ot World's Greatiet Photpolaya
Af t. 1 to B. 10 AlSi-. Evs.7to1l. 10, 15, Sio
POSITIVELY LAST WEEK
Twice Pally Afternoon 3.30. Krc. 8.30.
Preceded by Kyton Comedy Picture.
Beginning Monday Afternoon. Dec. S3.
THE CHICAGO TltlBUNCS
MOTION PICTURES OF THE
TAKEN UNDER TTIRKCTION OP THE,
Coming SiSJjrB fheCHRISTIAN
KMAJtCtm I.OEH'8 T
Market and fClh Ht. v
Matinees all 8aU So except note.
Kvtulnra all Seat 10a excent lloie.
10 uls rcaiureii cnanje or mil moo,
.Vautfeitlle ami fbotoplan
Famom Taanhomcr Film
rASCJIALL, 71st and Woodland Ave.
Itldtllo ot the tireen Umbrella.
Trey o' Heart Keystono Other.
MANHEI1V1 SSS?L TODAY
ZtmOIlA KpUode No. S.
Political Feud Ifozan'a Annual Spree
- Kentone OTHER!.
BITS Kenfelnston Ave.
OVE WONUKBVDI. WOHT
Till: II EAT OP TUE YEAR
Keyttone Comedy and Other
WALTON raWsr3' Today
TUB LAND OP AKGADIA
O&aUmue How Jleroe Ars Mod.
to the qejj FIAT Sb
li POTT. tuHHMt
Unction, but will be Just a unattractive
and miserable looking ns those of any
Of his humblest victims.
"There Is a touch of grim humor In the
war lord's resentment and horror of such
socialistic) conditions prevailing beyond
the grave, as there Is also In his ques
tioning the right of King Death to be
seated In his Imperial presence. Finally,
after further congratulating the war lord
upon the atrocities committed by hla
soldlets upon old men, women and chll
tlren In such pt.tccs as IOuvnln and
Aerchot, and so on, the eerie visitor de
parts, and the curtain descends as the
Emperor calls frantically for his guards."
Watching the Wheels Go Round
Old as "flen-Hut" Is getting, the chariot
tace still grips Its audience. The clamor
ous beat of horses' hoofs, the surge and
Clatter of the chariots, the sense of
violent, destiucthe motion, takes hold
of een the cjnlc, who Is teady to be
a little skeptical of General Wallace's
pleasant old fable. Kvery year the Illu
sion of the race Is as effective ns before
and a wondering audience puzzles over
the mechanism or this glganlla treaamtu.
According to the management ot the
Forrest, 11 vo great cradles, 30 feet Itt
length and 14 feet wide, and which aro
movable back and forth on railways, Is
aupported by a bridge structure capable
of holding M tons. The tops of the
cradles are two IncheB above the level
of the stage. Each cradle beais the four
horses and the chariot ot oach contestant.
On each cradle theie are four runways
nnd treadmills Of hickory stats two inches
wide nnd coveted with rubber; thoy are
12 feet long and VA feet wldo. On each
of theso treadmills a horso Is secured
by steel cable traces, which hold him In
place and prevent him from moving for
ward off the runways. As each horse
gallops, the treadmill revolves under his
feet, thereby eliminating tne forward
pressure created by tho Impact of his
hoofs, which would force him ahead on
an Immovable surface. By this mechan
ical arrangement. Is possible for the
horses actually to gallop with all their
speed within the space of their own
In splto of the war, American plays
find audiences In England. "Tho New
Shylock," a comedy ot Ghetto life by
Herman Sheffauer, first produced In Man
chester by Miss Homlman, has moved
over to London for a run. Meanwhile the
Manchester Ttopertory Compnny has
tafcen up "The Poor Little Itlch Girl" as
a Christmas production.
Her other productions falling to touch
public Interest, Marie Tempest has fallen
back on the eternal "Marriage of Kitty"
to fill out her Now Torlt engagement.
"The Secret" appears to bo dolngVnone
too well on tour. David Belascol an
nounces that Miss Starr Is soon to be seen
In Now York as the heroine of a now
drama by Edward Knoblauch, tho young
Harvard man who wrote "Kismet."
Later she Is to appear In a piece by the
authors of "Grumpy."
Washington ts soon to see a new play
by Guy Bolton, called "Tho Fallen Idol"
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and boasting a cast headed by Bruce
MeRea and John Mlltern.
The Boston Transcript teams that out
of 818 theatres In Germany 108 are open
for the season, while 107 aro closed. Fully
000 actors are with the colors and as
many as 7000 lack regular employment.
ADBT.I'HI Suil," Whh Jote . Collin and
Tom lloXAusnton srxl n excellent out. a
musical comedy ot Vlenneae origin. More
tuneful than brilliant, but well acted and
nhOAD-"Dlplomacy," with William Otllett.
Blench Btee, Marie Dora end a etronf
east Sardou'a famous old play "modemlteil"
by Mr. Gillette, and a rood deal lenithtned
end diluted, Good satins eotnptnrat.
FORRKST ''Ben-Hur." Th familiar p
iacl of the pereeeutefl Jew, from Lew
Waller' nare. Th chflttot re remain
It "bif scene."
OAItntCK "Potsali and Perlmutter," Men
tarne alias popular atorle ot th elethJit
trade made over Into tn atuon's moat
fiparttlr amuafng comedy,
KEITH'S Bele Clayton. Bam Chip n4
llary iMnrbla add a dleralfld bill. Well
above the averato of vaudeville entertain-
LTTTliB THKATRB'The CrIUe," Sheridan'
aatlre on thlnca theattleal tn hla day ana.
eatlre on thins theatrical tn hla day and
mir. A vry amualne performance of thla
tragedy within a comedy.
WAbN'l T- Tho Trnrtle,' by Rachel Uarjih.il
Annthr "white eluve" play of th familial
pattern, fitcond and last week;.
Chrlatma party for children. Tempi Untrar
ally. Broad and Dro-im atreet: T:80 o'clock.
Countv Medical Society. Coll et Phyil
clan, U2d ami fAidlon trt.
Market and 40th Streets Bualnen Man, T
South toth street. Free.
lOLLED IN A VLOVU MTX&
Man Torn to Pieces When Clothing Is
Caught in Machinery.
WEST CHESTER, Dec. t3,-Gorge
Webster, a miller, operating the Home
stead flouring mill, near Avondale, met a
terrible death yesterday while alone In
the establishment, being caught upon a
shaft and whirled until hts body was
literally torn to pieces.
It is believed the otothlng of the miller
was caught by a setscrew In the shaft
while he was working on the upper portion.
I XallLT t J will
Hollowell & Son
Christmas Hampers anc
BasKets 9f Mpt Hsuse
ana rancy Fruits
0 and upward
h!:C mm tM
b mm mmt m-mmt
10,000 GIFTS FOR
POOR CHILDREN ft
Headqu&rters at 008 Chest
nut St. Hive of Industry.
Womdn Volunteer Serv
ices in Work of Packing.
Ten thousand contrtbuttons and mora
Into the Santa Cttus storehouse, which
Old Krlts established at COS Chestnut
street under auspices of the Itintio
LEDOEn early in tho month, quantities of
dottles, toys and Christmas goodies cf all
descriptions have been pouring for tha
last few days. Children, not only In tha
city, but front all over this and neigh
boring States, have responded td th
movement, which alms to provide n
Merry Christmas tor all the poor, desti
tute kiddles who haven't the least ex
pectation of one.
From five to seven and then to ten.
thousand the number of donations leaped
with a rapidity that fairly be-wilderad
the Santa Onus lady In charge bf tha
"How am I going to get them all pack
ed for distribution early Christmas morn
ing?" aha asked herself wonderingly,
A member of tho Rotary Club, who had
stopped tn to leave a marvelous "box ot
toys, overheard the remark and promised
to Interest SS young women friend of
the organization, who will work all day
tomorrow wrapping the little wooly sheep,
the wonderful drums and horns, the dol
lies, ikates, forts, soldiers and ovarythllig
else the generous kids have sent.
In addition to these young -women, the
following friends of tho Santa Claus lady
have volunteered their services! Mtss
Emtly, Kathertno and Stytan Porter, Mist
Polly Graham, Miss Mary Hughes, Miss
Marjorle Persons, Miss Atetta Hopper,
Mrs. Robert Adams, Mrs. Leboutlller
Homer and Mrs. Thaw Mahton
Despite the great number of dpnatlons,
not all of tho visitors to the storehouse
havo been contributors. Testerday
cunning little fellow dropped In with tha
announcement that he'd like to pick out
ahead of time Just what lie wanted the
Banta Claus automobiles, loaned by the
PtJBUO Xisnann, and tho E,Vtmiino
LsDanit, to leave at his housa Christmas
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