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THE" WASHnrSTOT H1SALD, STHTDAT, TAVVAET 1, lfll.
PLAYERS WHO WlLL ENTERTAIN LOCAL THEATERGOERS THIS WEEK
THE AASHINGTpN HERALD
PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEK.
The Colombia r.
The Cosmos. ............
The Majestic .'.
The Avenue Grand.......
The Howard . .
Roth St. Deads
. . .Through Death Valley"
. . . . Vaudeville aad Pictures
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. . . .Vaudeville aad Pictures
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srT was a great and notable holiday week at all the local theaters, and If only
W patronage would stay up to something- like the mark that last week set. It
1 night well be said that Washington is one or the best show towns in
the country. Certainly there are few cities in America that are more fa
vored In the matter of high -class attractions than Washington, and it is not
too much to say that the theater-goer in this city has a much greater and
varied theatrical bill of fare than is ofTcred anywhere, not excluding New York.
We have here more "first nights" than New Yo-.k, and, of course, wc get some
plays that are doomed to failure, just as we get the first glimpse of such suc
cesses as "Get Rich Quick wainngtora. rne LJitie Jjamosei." and "The Havoc,
which New York has not seen yet. and this week "Marriage a la Carte," which
is destined to "be one of the big successes of tb season. Nor has this embar
rassment of amusement riches been confined to the three leading theaters
which, however, have had a better line of attractions than for many a long
season it has extended to the popular-priced houses, especially to vaudeville,
which seems to get a firmer grasp on the affections of the public each year.
In spite of its two performances a day all through this week, there was not a
performance at Chase's last week that did not test its seating capacity, and
rightly, for it presented one of the merriest bills of the season.
THE most notable thing about the presentation of "Marriage a la Carte"
in which there were many notable things was the sudden leap Into
prominence of the leading performer. Miss Emmy Wehlen, than whom
no more delightful comedienne has flashed across the theatrical hori
zon for a long time. She has been endowed by the gods with youth, beauty,
grace, and skill. She has a fascinating personality, a voice that is charming,
grace that is alluring, and. above and beyond-all these, she has the ability to act.
She has a tremendous lot to do in this the first production that introduces her
to the American public, but she carries it off with a freshness and vivacity
that is wondeful. It has been years since a girl so gifted has been before the
American public. A curious thing about Miss Wehlen's triumph was that It
was witnessed by several New York producers and managers; one man who
makes a specialty of musical shows went to see her three times during?!??
week, and in conversation he raved about her. thinking, doubtless, what a
fortune is in store for the lucky manager who has a long-time contract with
her. Of course, we do not meato to say that Miss Wehlen is the "whole show"
far from that for "Marriage a la Carte" comes nearer to being the ideal
musical comedy than any we have seen for years. It tells a consistent and hu
morous story; it is filled with excellent, if light, music: it is far better dressed
than the average entertainment of its kind, and. above it all, there is an air of
wholesomeness, spontaneity, and gayety that makes for clean, good fun. Much,
too, of the fine success of the piece is due to the excellent manner in which it is
staged; that is, the way in which the stage business is arranged, the thorough
drill and discipline under which the chorus and principals move harmoniously,
making perfect pictures. A curious feature of this part of the show was the
scenery, built on the other side, is designed for a large stage. It would have
fit perfectly on the stage of the Belasco Theater, but the stage manager pur
posely drew it in and made the sets smaller, giving the stage people much less
room than they might have had to "work in. fof'the reason that the piece goes
into the Casino to-morrow night, and the Casino's stage is so small that if the
entire company had got used, through this week, to working on a large stage,
they would have probably all gone to pieces on the opening night in New York.
It is seldom that a musical comedy has been so universally approved as
"Marriage a la Carte," and it left here with every one wishing it a long run
and a big success.
AS a people we can certainly do graceful things, even at the theater,
spontaneously, and a conspicuous example of this was seen at the
Belasco Thursday night. President Taft had taken his box for that
occasion, and the box opposite him was taken by the younger members
of the Taft family, who gave a theater party. It is the custom when the Pres
ident honors the theater with his presence to hold the curtain until he arrives.
On Thursday lie had a dinner from which he could not get away early, and
was thoughtful enough to telephone to the management of the Belasco, tell
ing them he would be a little late, and begging them not to wait. So the 'per
formance went on. It chanced that President Taft and his friends arrived when
the male chorus was on the stage, clad in their handsome "Hussar uniforms.
They were in the middle of one of the big numbers, but almost by Instinct, it
seemed, they stopped singing as the President appeared, and at once the leader
of the orchestra changed the strain to "The Star Spangled Banner." The large
audience stood, both in courtesy to the President and In honor to the patriotic
song, and the male chorus, composed entirely of Englishmen, marched to the
footlights, drew their swords, saluted, and broke out into the words of "Oh,
say, can you see." singing them with as much fervor as if the song embodied
their own patriotic ideas. It was a thrilling and impressive spectacle. Through
it all the President stood erect and looking very serious which in itself is un
accustomed and as the song ended and the toy soldiers restored their swords
to their scabbards, he involuntarily raised his hand In salute before taking his
seat. Then the opera went on.
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THOSE of us who went to the Columbia to see Helen Ware in "The De
serters" were bitterly disappointed at the paucity of opportunity given
to this clever actress. The play, written by Robert Peyton Carter and
Anna Alice Chapin, although some New York newspaper called it "the
best military play since 'Arizona" proved to be a thing of "shreds and patches,"
an impossible play from any standpoint. It tells a clumsy story and tells it
most clumsily. As drama, it was puerile, for the whole story was really told
in the first tableau. To those who loved the clever work Helen Ware did in
"The Third Degree." it was rather painful to see her in that grotesque dancing
hall scene in San Francisco, painted and short-skirted, and the picture of friv
olityto say nothing worse. We are glad to be able to record that Miss Ware
herself recognizes the weakness of the play, and is already arranging to se
cure another vehicle. A curious feature of the engagement during the week
was a revival of the interest in the Columbia Stock Company, because of the
fact that Mr. Orme Caldara. the leading man. is the husband of Miss Julia Dean,
who was the stock company's leading lady last summer. Another local fa
vorite, long a resident of Washington, who was in the company was Miss Lotta
AT the National "The Follies of 1910" drew large houses all during the
week, and there were various opinions as to the merits of the piece
When one said that it was typically a Ziegfeld show, that-was about
all that cquld be said. Popular music of the tinkly kind a host of girls
in bizarre costumes: tome comedy along familiar lines, and a clever negro per
formerthese made up an entertainment that seems to please Of course
the show was well put on. Florenz Ziegfeld. jr.. attends to that himself and
whatever opinion one may hold as to his dramatic ethics, there can be no
question as to his eye for artistic effects.
AND the coming week is to be crammed full of good things. John Drew.
the greatest actor of his school in America, comes to the National in
a play that has made a big success. The Belasco presents "The City "
the last and the greatest work of Clyde Fitch. At the Columbia comes
the great combination of Ruth St. Denis and the Russian Orchestra, while
Chase s has a special New Year's bill that will set the pace for polite vaude
ville for the rest of the year. It is a great variety that is offered, and theater
goers should have a treat.
THE WEEK'S PLAYBILLS.
National John Drew In 'Smith.
Beginning with a holiday matinee to
morrow at the New National Theater,
Charles Frohman will present John DYew,
and the" medium for that popular actor's
Ruth St. Dennis t-
the campaign manager that In event of
fa successful issue he be pledged a re
sponsible political position. The cam
paign manager refuses to take notice.
A Story from Chase's,
Famous as the birthplace of Laurence
Sterne, the man who is said to have
written the greatest line in English liter
ature, Clonmel, Ireland, is noteworthy
.valso as being the scene of "An Idyl of
Erin," which will be played at Chase's
this week, and also of a murder verdict
typically Irish. The story of the verdict
is" told by Mr. Lonergan, who. with Miss
Amy Ricard. will play the little Irish
bit of blarney and song. Mr. Lonergan
is a native of Clonmel, although there Is
nothing of the brogue to betray his Celtic
origin. There was a trial of an Irishman
charged with( murder at Clonmel. and, the
defendant pleaded guilty of striking the
deceased over the head with his shilialah.
i He protcsed that, though he struck in
anger, he bad no Intention to kill his an
cient adversary. He had done no more
than had been done to him many times
before, and that he had done to others
many times. It was a fight at a fair, and
everybody had mixed in. according to the
Irish custom, and he guessed every man's
bead there had been thumped more than
oace He threw himself on the mercy of
the court and the case was"given Into
!rf.-'the bands of the Irish Jiry. They re
S&k -mateed out only a few 'minutes, and. to
W,'tMiafltOBishment of the Judge, defendant.
oU spectators, returned a verdict of
the fact that T. Arthur Smith will prob
ably handle' the sale, the -mail orders
nave Deen unprecedented!'. large. In ac
cordance with previous practice, these
orders will be filled in the order In which
they, are received nrior to niacin e- the
rest of the seats on general sale. Mr.
Sbipman Is expected to, return to the
city within the next few dava. whm full
details respecting the engagement Trill
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by what process of logic or common
sense they had found the man not guilty
of.,eI.tner murder or manslaughter...
"Well, yur honor," cams the "reply.
"Didn't the coroner tistify fliat the de
caysed had a thin skull?"
"He did." the Jurist acknowledged.
"Will," responded the foreman, with an
air of profound conviction, "we raysoned
that any mon that ud go to the fair at
Clonmel wid a thin skull was a fool and
ought to get it broke."
Mmc. Lillian Nordica will open her
concert lour, under the management of
Frederick Shlpman. in this city at the
Columbia Theater two weeks from to
morrow afternoon, January IK. The event
may be rightfully regarded as one of su
preme musical , Importance, as is being,,
attested by the unprecedented demand
for reservations. Although the regular
sale will not open for a week yet, an
comedy called "Smith." The new play
is by W. Somerset Maugham, author of j
L,aay ireaencK, "jacK Straw," and
others. In Mr. Drew's supporting com
pany are Mary Boland, Isabel Irving,
Sibyl Thorndike. Jane Laurel, Morton Sel
ten, Hassard Short, and Louis Casson.
The principal character in "Smith" Is
Thomas Freeman, who has been rough
ing it in Rhodesia for eight years and
who comes back to England to visit his
sister, Mrs. Dallas Baker. She is mar
ried to a middle-aged man, but is enter
taining at her home a young man. Algy
Peppercorn, whose duties are to go shop
ping with her and escort her to the the
ater and restaurants in her husband's ab
sence. In return for this attention he
gets his meals free at the Baker's flat.
The sister is also surrounded by a bridge
playing coterie, among whom are Emily
Chapman, a spinster of thirty, who jilted
Freeman when he lost his money, and
Mrs. Otto Rosenberg, the wife of a rich
old German and mother of a baby whom
she does not care for. In this fashionable
crowd Freeman discovers a fresh-faced,
fresh-minded girl. Smith, the parlor
maid. One of his reasons for coming back
to London was to choose a wife to re
turn to Africa with him, and he selects
Smith as the fittest among all those he
has met. He does not pretend to love
her, but he proposes to her. She, how
ever, is of a romantic disposition, and
does not care to marry for no other
reasons than health and wholesome-
mindedness. Meanwhile, Miss Chapman
discovers that Freeman Is wealthy again
and tries to win him back, only to reject
him again when he proposes. The cli
max of his disgust for the falsity of life
he has found comes during one of his
sister's bridge parties, to TrlHch Mrs. Ro
senberg has been Invited. Shortly before
her arrival a message Is received stat
ing that hr baby IS seriously ill. The
bridge players do not think it worth while
to distress her with the news, and keep
the message from her until the end of
the game, when another arrives announc
ing the child's death. Freemen then
takes up the task of converting his bis
ter and her friends, and succeeds by the
end of the play.
to his father that Hancock will be taken
care of. Rand cannot comply with the
request, declaring that he would sooner
retire from the race. Hannock's de
mands now become impossible, and Rand,
as a last resort, orders him from his
home. Han nock tells him that he docs
not have to leave, being, as tho drug
crazed youth expresses it, "one of the
family." Pressed for a meaning, he says
that he and Cicely Rand, the younger of
the two daughters, were married only
that morning. Rand endeavors to re
monstrate with him, offering a large sum
of money if he will quietly withdraw and
leave New York and Cicely behind him.
Hannock jeers at the suggestion. There
remains but one thing to do. Rand ap
parently sees his duty and in a moment
of anger tells Hannock that he has mar
ried his own half-sister and threatens
to reveal the truth to her. He rings for
the girl to be brought Into the room.
Just as Cicely enters Hannock pulls a
revolver from his coat (and shoots her
before Rand has had the opportunity of
speaking a word. There are three acts
n7hrif.ti. .t.?T Z !? " Band. Jr.,. tbaC -he. s the father of
authoritative statement Wbn made, 01 illegitimate -Doy,-; an isks that he
The Belasco "The City."
Clyde Fitch's last and most serious
play. "The City." after a year in New
York, will bo seen at the Belasco The
ater this week, beginning with a special
holiday matinee to-morrow. The Shu
berts have retained the original players.
Including Tully Marshall, which com
pany will be seen here.-
Mr. Fitch has gone to a small village
in the upper parr of New York State
for most of the characters in his play. t
George Rand, sr., a banker of Middle
burg. N. Y., Is the father of an Illegiti
mate son. Although he secures him em
ployment in various positions, the boy
prefers to live upon the bounty of his
father, realizing that he has some claim
upon him. without knowing the true ouse
of his hold. -His demands become soTre-
quent, however, thaf the banker- finally
refuses when he asks for Jl.OW. De
clining to give hfin'thfs sum, thei boy
threatens bis ownlife.u The, shock is too
much, for the financier .He is stricken
With apoplexy, and before; Jils death he
confesses to v his son", and? heir., George
be cared for. The family has long
desired to live inv jsew xorK. the only
obstacle being the objection of the
father. He now being removed by death,
the Rands lose no time hi taking up their
abode In a handsome residence in Fifth
The son engages in business, -having
as his secretary the illegitimate son,
George Frederick -Hancock. Eventually
he enters -State jmHtlcs aad J is about te
he nominated ., 'candidate 'tor-'gover
nor. riancocK, wbO'isadope-nend and a
The Columbia Ruth St. Denis
An entertainment which gives, prom
ise of providing tiie greatest novelties in
dancing and music will be the attraction
at the-CoIumbta Theater for the week be
ginning Monday evening, January 2,
when Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger and
Henry B. Harris will present Ruth St
Denls In her new series of ancient Egyp
tian dances, and as a separate part of
the entertainment W W. AndreefTs Im
perial Russian Court Balalaika Orches
tra. The ancient Egyptian dances In
which Miss St Denis is appearing this
season arc said to be as interesting and
as novel as were her offerings of last
year, but they arc more elaborate In
stage settings and require the services
of some fifty people. In addition to a
special theater orchestra of twenty mu
sicians to play the incidental music
written by Mr. Walter Meyrowltz. The
new dances are four in number, and
jHenry B. Harris, under whose direction
Miss St. Denis appears, has given them
elaborate settings. The first dance is
entitled "The Invocation to the Nile."
The scene Is on the binks of the Nile,
and illustrates the homage done the gods
of the country in ancient days, pleading
for the rise of the waters, that the fields
might receive .their beneficence and fill
The theme of the second dance Is "The
Feast of Eternity." This transpires In
the' banquet hall of the Palace of the
Pharaohs and the dance. Is called "The
Tambours." The third 'number Miss St
Denis calls "The Veil of Isls." It is the
sanctuary of the temple, and the dancer
appears as the goddess in her manifesta
tions as Neith, Hnthor, and Isls. She Is
seen first as the veiled one knowing the
rant, nresent. and future: then as the
goddess .of love and . music, and lastly
as Jsls lamenting Osiris, but finally tri
umphant over the power of the evil one.
The final numberis called" "The Festival
of Ra" and takes place on the sacred
plains of -Rat .In this number MIs3 St
Denis appears in "The Dance, of Day,"
typifying the rise , and fall of ancient
87Pt As a distinct parV'of the enter
tainment' W. VJl AndreefTs Imperial Rus
sian Court Balalaika Orchestra will ag
pear and once more music lovers in this
city will have an opportunity to hrar
what musicians claim to be, one of the
most remarkable organisations' ever
brought to this country. . 2
Chase's Pelite VTHe.
Chase's -this Week will be besieged by
even greater. multitudes of mirth seekers
than., crowded the Wgplayhouse io'the
doors last 'week. It U the resort of all
the world of fun-lovers at. the holiday
as the Jingle and Jollity of Its
for New Year's week Is always still bet
ter, as that week marks not only the last
week of the period of rejoicing, but also
seta the merry pace for the year Just
entered -upon. The'leading attraction will
be the comedienne, Eva Taylor, and her
company of comedy players in "Chums."
In her support are Lawrence Grattan,
formerly of "The Witching Hour;" Miss
Kate McLaurin, and H. O. Stubbs. The
supplementary leading offering will be
those two distinguished dramatic stars.
Amy Ricard and Lester Lonergan. in "An
Idyl of Erin." Miss Ricard won signal
success In "The Stubbornness of Geral-
dlne." "Girls," "Babes In Toyland," and
tho athletic girl in "The College
Widow," A hit of tho happiest sort Is
expected from that popular Broadway
wit. Gene Greene, who will contribute his
latest musical comedy gem, "A Study in
Song," In which merry yarns are set to
tuneful music. Charles Straight assists
Mr. Greene at the piano. A surprise
awaits the audience at the hands of Tem
pest and Sunshine. These are two cute,
-cunning, and coy misses from the ranks
of musical comedy, who will present a
plquante feature filled with dashing
dances and lively lilts. An instrumentally
mirthful interlude -will be furnished by
those two well-known humorists, Sol
Goldsmith and Guy Hoppe. whose act
"The Commercial Drummers," is nothing
but screams of fun from beginning to end.
The Tasmanlan-Van Dieman troupe,
which will be a splendid inclusion, is fa
mous throughout the length and breadth
of Europe, and thes six lady aerialists
and arenists give a pyramidan and re
volving apparatus act which wins loud
outbursts of applause. Pope and TJno,
the latter known as the "paradoxical
dog," will add their Interesting and
amusing number to the rest of the ex
ceptional features. The pictorial section
will contain a double series, "The Statue
Dog" and "The Four-footed Pest." Those
who went to Chase's last week and found
"standing room" only are advised to buy
scats early this week and avoid the dis
appointment awaiting the late comers.
Academy "Through Death Valley.'
One of the novel' melodramas of the
season is "Through Death Valley,"
which comes to the Academy this week.
opening with a special holiday matinee
to-morrow. The theme deals in a straight
forward, direct fashion with the Mor
mon question. The hero of the piece is
one Jim Barton, who Is unwilling to yield
to the demands of the ciders of the
Mormon Church. He is a prosperous
young miner, and in defending a young
woman from Noah ciaypoie and his vil
lainous son, becomes the object of the
Mormons' deadly hatred. A feud, or
perhaps it is better to call it a war of
extermination, breaks out. Claypolc
and his band of destroying Angels,
among whom are Rattlesnake Fete, a
bad Indian, attempt to capture Barton
and the young woman he loves and take
possession of a mine which the latter
has been working. Allied with Barton
is Gray Wolf, the type of Indian ""cele
brated in story by James Fenimore
Cooper. Rattlesnake Pete recalls a form
of torture that has long been popular
among his tribe, and he puts it Into exe
cution. Barton Is tied to a stake. To
another stake is fastened by rawhide a
vicious rattlesnake in such a position
that its head Is very near the In
tended victim's face. It Is a well
known fact that in damp weather
snakes stretch, and as a storm Is coming
up, Pete knows that in a few moments
Barton will be writhing in the agonies
of the rattlesnake's deadly poison. Fol
lowing the rumble of the thunder comes
the patter of rain. The snake now be
gins to show signs of anger. He darts
his head toward Barton's ,face. and the
latter struggles In a final desperate at
tempt to free himself. Just as the snake
Is about to fasten its fangs in Barton's
cheek there comes a vivid flash of light
ning, followed by a rifle shot The faith
ful Gray Wolf, skulking behind a rock.
has shot off the snake's head4, just in
time to save Bartolrfrom a hideous
full of bright lines and laughable situa
tions; Paris Green, the noted monologlst
from the ranks .of the minstrels, whose
stories are "something different;" NeU
Simpson, the singing comedienne, who
renders several character songs with ap
propriate changes of costume. The mo
tion picture plays will, as usual, be a
feature of the performances.
The Gayety Burlesque.
"Follies of New York, and Paris." a
bewildering maze of novel features.
will be at the Gayety Theater this
week. Charles Howard, by all means
one of the most versatile and enter
taining comedians. will exploit hi
larity in the highly successful musical
comedietta. "Night Life in Two Gay
Cities," which proved such a .aucce&a
since the opening of the season. The
company consists of fifty clever people
who have won their way through
stagcland. There are many enchant
ing Incidents in the comedietta, which
are enlivened by the appearance of the
famous "Scarecrow Girls," the "Eight
English Roses," and the "Parisian
ments. are also among the new features.
The Cinquo trio of entertainers have a
new offering of comedy singing and talk
ing, and Downey and Ashton, a dainty
little "sister" team, should lighten up the
The I,yceum Burlesque.
"The Brigadiers." billed as the at
traction at the New Lyceum for this
week, offer a vaudeville contingent
that has every appearance of being well
above the average in point of merit.
Likewise, the comedy roles in the two
burlesques are in capable hands, and the
appearance of three principal women In
sures satisfaction in that department.
WiHlam McAvoy. Alf Bonner, William
Mausey, and Ali, Hunter and All are
the funmaker-ln-chlef with this organi
zation, and Anna Meek Bonner and Lil
lie Stevens, sustain the leading feminine
roles. These principals, supported as
they are by a good-looking and smooth
working chorus of twenty, are said to
offer an extremely pleasing evening's en
tertainment The scenic and costume
embellishments are promised to be all
that could be desired and the offering as
a whole one that is well worth while
. To-day the Virginia. Ninth street, be
tween F and G. is showing one of the
greatest photo plays yet produced, "The
Carmelite," a tale of Spanish love and
rivalry, intrigue, and sacrifice. The young
lover's betrayal and imprisonment the
despair of his sweetheart bis return, but
too late for the ceremony. Is shown that
makes her a nun forever. The picture
shows the beauty and solemnity of this
final act of renunciation, where the young
scnorlta takes the black veil and In a
striking manner reveals that she is no
longer to be counted of the living.
Barton and Wlswell's famous all-colored
Down in Dixie Minstrels lead all
similar organizations. The company will
I be this week's offering at the New How
ard Theater, with matinees Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. John
Rucker. known as the "Alabama blos
som," heads the troupe. He, has a style
all his own, and whereverhe lias aps
peared has intrenched himself as a fa
vorite'. The supposing cast numbers
forty and includes the Gold Seal Cornet
Band of twenty musicians and some able
negro funmakers. A street parade will
be held daily. Prominent among the
artists are Campbell and Warfield. Marsh,
Craig and Taylor, and John PampUn.
"The Stranger" Is a drama, full of
beautiful sentiment in which happiness
Is symbolized by the Old Stranger com
ing into the Home of Discontent and
working a miracle. This, with "Eldora.
the Fruit Girl." a story dealing with the
always interesting East Side element of
New York, together with the usual
double bill of comedy, constitutes the
usual Plaza value In picture plays.
Messrs. Harkins and Wallace will ren
der the latest songs. Attention Is called
to the regular Monday and Thursday
first-time piograpu days at the Plaza.
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
The third Boston Symphony concert will
be given in the New National Theater on
Tuesday afternoon, January 10. at 4:33
o'clock. This will bring again as soloist
for the second consecutive year the great
est of Russian violinists. Mischa Elman.
Curiously enough, he is to play this time
the Lalo. Symphony Espagnole. He was
announced to play it last year and the
programme so had it, but at the last mo
ment it was found impossible to have a
rehearsal of it and he played Dvorak's
"Concerto" instead. The Symphony will
be Beethoven's No. 7.
Beginning Monday, January 2. the
management has decided to change the
policy, playing two shows daily, matinee
at 2:15 and the evening performance
starting at 8:15, showing six high-class
acts and pictures, with a full orchestra.
Orchestra coupon reserved seats will be
15 cents; orchestra circle coupon seats
10 cents, and balcony coupon reserved
seats. 10 cents. Seats may be reserved
one week in advance.
An exta strong programme of six acts
has been booked for the opening week
of the new policy, the feature being
Clay Shannon and company, in a comedy
Western playlet entitled "The Outlaw;"
Johnson. Marvelle, and Mike, introducing
the "Original Brainstorm Automobile."
and "Mike," the funniest donkey on
earth; Barnon's miniature circus, an
added feature, introducing the smallest
horse in the world; Bartlett and Bon
neau. in a musical wooing; the Musi
cal Pierrots, refined instrumentalists. In
troducing their famous "electric glow
worms." and Frank Larkin. monologlst.
singer, and talker, concluding with the
popular majestograph, showing some of
the latest pictures.
A New Lecturer.
Continuing the series of travel talks
which have become a feature of the en
tertainments presented at the Columbia
Theater, Manager Fred Berger will pre
sent for the first time in Washington Fri
day afternoon, January 13. the eminent
artist-traveler, F. Eugene FamswortA.
in a double course of three lectures each.
Mr. Farnsworth brings to his work a
pleasing personality, good voice, and a
mastery of the subjects of which ha
ttreats. He is the discoverer of a method
y which be is able to produce his mo
tion pictures In warm color tints, doing
entirely away with the objectionable
harsh lighting of the cold black and white
tones. The engagement will cover three
Friday afternoons at 4:30 and three Sun
day evenings at 8:30, when the Friday
subjects will be repeated. Beginning Jan
uary 13 and 15. he will tell of "Old Nu
remberg. Salzburg, and the Inn Valleys
of Tyrol;" and follow with "From the
Dalmatian Coast to Jajcc'on Januarys)
and 22. and "Social Life on Jthe Canal
Zone." January 27 and 29. Course tickets
for this engagement will be placed on.
sale at the box office of the theater to
A vaudeville bill of holiday attractive
ness has been engaged for the Casino
Theater this week the performances to
morrow being given continuously. The
specially engaged feature of 'the perform
ance will be the return of the Royal Ve
netian1 Band, which won such instant
favor at the same house earlier in the
season. This organisation Is composed of
twenty-four expert instrumental musi
cians, .or rather soloists, whose combined
work Is said, to equal that of much larger
bands. Their programme for' thta. return
visit will, ot course, be entirely different
from the previous one, and will consist
of selection from the grand operas and
BODUlar numbers. Neary aad Miller, a
cenpte of song and;.' dance comedlaaa
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their 'characteristic manner; Ostradb, the
circus" acrobat accomplishes 'apparently
To-day at the Alnambra Theater the
management has arranged quite a 'good
programme. The big feature will be
"The Yaqul Girl." a story of a Mexican
and an Indian girl who is tied to a wild
horse, but Is rescued by officers of the
law. "The Strangers," a strong temper
ance story. Is an attraction which teaches
a great moral. The performance will
close with a laughable comedy. To
day's performances will be from 3 p. m.
to 10:30 p. m.; week-days, 10 a. m. to
10:30 p. m. Entire change of pictures
Novelty is the, keynote of the Cosmos
show for this week, and several of the
specialties presented will be seen here
for the first time. Among these Is
Margo's Manikins, a genuine European
marionette show. "The Golden Mon
ster," an elaborate spectacular and
scenic production, featuring Don Fabyio,
ine man witnout none, wtu De an
other of the novel attractions. "Superba."
In a collection of beautiful, electrical
dances, aniirVposes, including the Jantous
The following programme will be pre
sented at the. popular Sunday night con
cert at ' the Academy: Clark brothers.
whistlers and imitators' Harry Lea, comia
songs and parodies; George Hammond,
monologue. All of" these features win be
thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend.
The usual popular Sunday- concert win
be given at the Casino Theater to-day.
with a programme whlchpromlss to be
unusually Interesting. Several of the en
tertainers have been held over from last
week's' most popular acta and will include
Leslie Thurston, the talented soloist or
the xylophone: Klllyon and Moore, the
singing comedians, with new songs and
funny conversation; Madge Anderson, the
singing comedienne: Nelson Waring, in
a monologue with unusual features;
JosepHtne Carmen, the grand opera so
prano, in selections from grand operas;
Mary Ward, the talented violinist who
comes direct from the American Music
Hall in New York, and an extra quantity
and quality ot motion picture plays.
A- specially engaged and Urge orches
tra will be a feature of the Cosmos
concert to-day. The programme win in
clude the "Orpheus" oveVture, Brahms'
Hungarian dances, "Mandollna Mexican
Serenade,"- Hoffmann's famous "Bar
carole," and popular numbers.
TJie, vaudeville specialties Include-'Mr.
andSMnt. Frank Wallace. In a comedy
sketch; the Musical Campbells; Jean Liv
ingston, English, comedienne; Aldert and
Bvaas, the minstrel boys; the Three
asercers. in. a-comeay singing, sxeicn.
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