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Br JULIA CHANDLER MAM
Disappointment In the entertainment
presented last -week, at the Belaseo
Theater by William 'Morris waa made
ail the more poignant by the forerun-
Bins' announcement that Annette Keller
mann would furnish the principal part of
the bill a promise which proved fallacious
since Miss Kellerman appeared here In
only the last act of the half dozen
which comprised the hodge-podge ad
vertised under her name.
'The entertainment, the announcement
of which pricked public curiosity, turned
out to be a vaudeville performance pure
and simple, with some of the features
presented In other cities eliminated. The
Washington aggregation of acts did not
include "La Danse de lOpIum," the
main feature of a Chinatown scene laid
In New York, which furnished the Intro
ductory number of the Kellermann enter
tainment in its Baltimore presentation.
'The Rose of Mexico," a wordless
play In three scenes, written and staged
by Elgnor G. Molasso. with specially
arranged music based on Mexican melo
dies, furnished the opening number of
the entertainment here, with Mile.
"Maria Coria substituted for Mies Keller
mann In the title role. Except that It
pave Harry Mayo an opportunity to
charm his audience with his singularly
rich- barytone voice the act had little to
recommend It. The dancing was sue
gestlve to the point of licentiousness.
and the pantomimic presentation of the
story was not sufficiently clear to make
one sure just what It was all about any
Between "The Rose of Mexico" am
"Udlne (the "Idyll of Forest and
Stream." In which Miss Kellermann Is
featured) came Tom Terries and his
company In "Scrooge," the title role of
which Mr. Terrlss played with an
artistry sufficiently fine to make it the
distinctive feature cf the entertainment.
and a boisterous scene called "Morn
lng." a trite vaudeville act In which an
automobile breaks down with following
complications which appeal only to that
portion of the audience Interested In
With the Interjection of two violin
numbers, the dilemma of the English
motorists brought the clock around to
ten twenty-five when Miss Kellermann
appeared in the Manuel Klein "Idyll,"
which furnished ample opportunity for
the expoitation of her supple and grace
ful figure, and her remarkable aquatic
There Is no doubt that Miss Keller
mann Is clever, but her contribution to
the evening's entertainment proved too
short to justify the Inadequacy of the
supporting acts which help furnish a
composite entertainment which would
prove acceptable only at vaudeville
Such an aggregation as William Mor
ris is presenting under the Annette Kel
lermann name is certainly novelty in a
high standing home of legitimate drama.
'"The Rose Maid," which made Its
Washington debut at The Columbia The
ater last Monday night, was awarded
r-ere a repetition of Its New Tork suc
cess, and deservedly. Its combination of
tender sentiment mixed with scintillating
comedy, and delightfully lilting melodies
won unstinted applause from large au
diences throughout the week. The score
of the piece adds another laurel to the
crown of Bruno Granlchstaedten, the
.oungest oaf the Viennese music mon
archs who have made the world seem a
brighter place for their waltzes.
This latest production of Messrs. Werba
and Luescher is only rivaled by the phe
nominal success of "The Spring Maid"
The Week's Play Bills.
The Belaseo "A Butterfly on the
The Messrs Shubert and Lewis Waller
will present their company of distin
guished English plavers in "A Butterfly
on the Wheel," at the Belaseo Theater
this week, the remarkable play that sup
plemented Its London run of one year
by proving last season one of the posi
tive New York successes. It is a play
of graphic realism, thrilling heart in
terest and human appeal which, though
sensationally dramatic, jet is free from
the sordid crossness that marks much
of modern drama. Its scenes are set In
London and Paris and Its characters are
types of the social elect of the British
metropolis Edward G. Hemmerde, K.
C. and Francis Nellson, M. P., both em
inent Londoners, are the authors
The "butterflv" Is the wife of a man
too much engrossed In his business af
fairs. The wife, left too much to her
own devices, and thoughtless of possible
consequences, accepts another man s
adoration. Pleased with the experience
she unconsciously compromises herself
In many ways until finally her admirer,
believing his passion reciprocated, ar
ranges for a night together In a Paris
hotel. His boasts and bis conquest are
rewarded by a warning to the unsus
pecting husband. Appearances are so
overwhelmingly against the butterfly
that the husband sues for divorce, and
the wife, though Innocent, utterly falls
to prove herself so In the eyes of the
justice and the law. Yet the ending Is
a happy one for reconciliation follows
when the husband learns, through the
confession of one who knows the real
conditions, of his wife's innocence.
The cast, which Is composed of the
leading- artists from both the metropoli
tan productions, numbers Ellle Norwood,
Evelyn Beerbohm, Charles Quarter
malne. Winona Shannon, Richie Ling,
Amy Elstob. Lucia Moore, and Herbert
National "The Spring- Maid."
The National Theater will have a wel
come attraction this week when captivat
ing Christie Macdonald returns to Wash
ington for a week's engagement in that
most charming operetta from the Vien
nese, "The Spring Maid," which delight
ed local theater-goers last season and
proved one of the most notable attrac
tions of the year. Miss Macdonald's first
season on tour was a genuine triumph
everywhere, and has established her as
one of America's foremost prima donna
stars in comic opera.
."The Spring Maid" is one ot the few
latter-day operettas that deserve being
ranked with the master works of their
kind which have gone Deiore. in its set
ting, its music its action, and in its
every Dart, it Is eminently satisfying.
The story, which Is quite familiar by
this time, is briefly told: Prince Nepo
rnuk. great in name but poor in purse,
baa a daughter. Princes Bozena. whom
ho is anxious to marry to some titled
rentleman with money. On the way to
the festivities of Carlsbad Springs they
meet the Prince Aladar. who likes a
pretty face when Its possessor has no
blue blood In her veins. Of course the
prince. She falls in love Instead, and so
princess, else he would not nave spoken
Ms likes and dislikes .while In her pres
ence. What be says leads Bosena to 'Im
personate AnnsmlrL The Spring Maid"
t -Carlsbad, so as to get revenge on the
prince. She falls In If" Instead, and so
does tae pnnce. in n -user u wus
Mm that she -will never be his bride
until the spring runs dry. HJs case
seems .hopeless, but a way Is discovered
to manipulate the spring, ana an ends
The opera Is tun ot dainty melodies and
pretty songs, conspicuous anions; mens
are the seductive waltz song, "Day
Dreams." the pretty duet of 4 romance.
Two Little Love Bass," "The Fountain
WHAT THE WEEK OFFERS. .
Belaseo The Butterfly on the
National "The Spring Maid."
Columbia "The Man from
Chase's Polite vaudeville.
Academy The Gamblers."
Gayety "The Taxi Girls."
Lyceum The Whirl of Mirth."
Majestic Grieves' Musical
Garden Vaudeville and pic
tures. - .. -
In which Christie Mscdonald will play a
return engagement at the National The
ater this week.
The pathetic story of "The Littlest
Rebel" was retold last week at the,Na
tlonal Theater, when the title role lost
none of its Juliet JShelhy charm In the
liands of Boots Woorster. whose Incli
nation to lisp added just the right touch
to the character of. Vlrgie Cary, which
While we may doubt the wisdom of
plays bullded upon a theme which can
not fail to stir bitter memories which
were best forgotten, we cannot deny
the appeal of "The Littlest Rebel," Par
ticularly when Imbued with such
strength and fineness of characterization
as William Farnum brought last week
to therole of CoL Morrison, and such
charming naivete as Boots Woorster
brought to her Impersonation of Vlrgie,
the hapless little Soathern girl, whose
story has now become familiar to
Turning from an unusually Interesting
week In local theaters we enter an
other which promises a list of Important
productions, among which Is the first
Washington performance of "The But
terfly on the Wheel," which comes
from fair fortunes in London and New
York with the promise of being one
of the most pretentious offerings of
ashlngton's dramatic season.
The Butterfly on the Wheel" Is not a
spectacular musical production, as many
have surmised from Its unusual title.
but a most serious drama of English so
ciety Hf. The play Is the combined
work of a King's counselor at the Eng
lish bar. Edward G. Hemmerde by
name, and Mr. Francli Nellson, a mem
ber of Parliament, who was formerly
An English society woman is the
Butterfly," and the law which proves
her guilty when she Is Innocent Is the
wheel," the Intention sting to Illus
trate the temptations and pleasures of
"plaving with fire." as well as the
tragic punishment which more often
than otherwise overtakes the foolhardy.
ine aivorce scene in the third act
where 'Peggy" is heckled by her hus
band's lawyers until she falls fainting
on the witness stand la the basis of
much of the fame of the production.
The remarkable technlcque which Is
said to be employed In working up this
crucial scene Is attributed to Mr. Hem
irerde's experience as a lawyer, com
bined with the. knowledge Mr. Neilsen
acquired, during1 his stage career.
The piece comes to the Belaseo The
ater this week under the personal su
pervision of Lewis Waller, who made
the production one of the greatest Of
the New York successes last winter)
Fay." and "How I Love a Prettv Face."
Miss Macdonald wilf-have In her sup
port the company which has been asso
ciated with the opera ever since Its New
xork run. Tom McNaughton. an ex
ceedingly funny English comedian, will
again be seen as Roland, the actor.
There will be an augmented orchestra
to giv e adequate expression to the charm
ing music, and the chorus and ballet la
of unusual number and of striking per
National Elmendorf Lectnre.
The second Illustrated travel talk In
Dwlght ElmendoiTs Interesting course
on American subjects will be given at
the National Theater Thursday after
noon. The subject, 'The Grand Canton
of the Colorado River," is a cleft in the
earth's surface 6,000 to 7,000 feet deep,
ten to twenty miles long, filled with
hundreds of peaks taller than any
mountains east of the Rockies, and all
ablaze with such color as no European
landscape ever knew.
By the means of wonderfully colored
pictures and an occasional bit of helpful
comment Mr. Elmendorf will conduct
his hearers to the very brink of the
Bright Angel trail and will leave them
there gating at such scenes as have
heretofb been known only In the mem
ory of ,iose who have been privileged
to see for themselves. The lectures to
follow will be "The Great Southwest,"
"The Pacific Coast," and "Yellowstone
Colombia "The Man front Home."
William Hodge, who has been starring
for Ave seasons In "The Man from
Home," the comedy by Booth Tarklng
ton and Harry Leon Wilson, will be
seen again at the Columbia Theater this
The play has been extolled both by
dramatic and literary critics as one of
the best examples of American comedy
yei proaucea Dy nauve playwrights.
in -The Man from Home ' an under
lying lesson or ethical import Is taught;
it Is not obtruded, but Is rather "arniwrf"
by the auditor as he gives himself up to
the enjoyment of rich humor and in-
oiaeni. Tne country lawyer from In-
aiansT'nas mmself mixed up In the
schemes of- a group of mercenary ad
venturers, temporarily sojourning In
Sorrenton. Italy, bent on selling In mar
riage a wealthy American rlrl t
impecunious and worthless English title
inai iney may all come in for a share
01 me money, is a strange figure In such
surroundings. But he meets th'eaa ad.
venturers at their own game-and beats
them In the end, and he does it in such
a cool and clever fashion, with such
kindly good sense and wisdom that In
tne end he wrlns a reward so big that
no nimseu naa not dared to hope for.
one critic- has called Mr. Hodge's
work a complete revelation of common
sense triumphant, enthroned in every
act and scene that plain, homely sense
ur nita .uncom was loved.
Chase's Polite VandevUle.
"Laugh and the world laughs with
you" at Chase's this week, for Kate
Ellnore comes to town. For years en
joying an enviable and distinct place
In vaudeville. Miss Ellnore last season
passed into the n domain as the fea
tured comedienne In "Naughty 'Mari
etta." Returning now to i vaudeville -she
Is assisted by smiling and suave Sam
Williams, the Broadway music-hall co
median. In the 'perpetration of her ab
surdity, "The Hunter and the Hunter-'
ess," tne last wore in travesty non
The extra added attraction will be the
American premiere of the Parisian ate
lier 'art novelty. "My Lady's Fans."
which attained a phenomenal run at the
Chatelet Theater, Paris. It presents nv
beautiful Parisian poseuses as living em
bodiments of the artistic subjects of a
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Third in order will be the Broadway
terpslcnorean extravaganza, 'The Top
o" tie World Dancers" and "The Collie
Ballet." with Harry AIL Vivian EarL
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tropolitan comediennes, comedians, and
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listed this week. He will be assisted by
Octavia Ellis. Cora Proctor, and O. U.
Smith, In giving the merry little sketch,
Fresh from New York success. "Lads
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of the season here. Robinson Newbold.
late of. 'The Yankee Consul," and Marie
Louise Cribbln, the prima donna of
"Neptune's Daughter," at the New
York Hlpprodrome, will give their ar
rangement of songs, dances, and tra
vesties, following the path of Bayes and
Norworth. , .
Ben Beyer and brother will be seen In
eccentric comedy. The Animated Week
ly subjects will conclude the bill.
A large and popular programme will be
given at the pipe organ recitals at every
For the second week of the vaudeville
season at Polls the management an
nounces a programme of unusual com
edy value, the headline feature being the
minstrel team of Ward and .Curran, the
leadlns member of which has 'been on
the stage for nearly- half a century.
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patrons for ten years In "The Terrible
Judge" Messrs. ward and Curran win
present ,a new' act to the Washington
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supplementary attraction. Herr Franco
Is bringing to the Capital his entire
company of trained dogs, baboons, and
monkeys after a successful engagement
at Hammersteln's Victoria Theater, New
Felix Adler, the monologue humorist.
Is said to be at bis best In his talkfest
called 'The Plain CIdthes Man." He Is
also a nimble dancer. The premier duo
will be seen In a singing and dancing
number. The Zola sisters will present a
spirited dancing specialty. Clark and
Verdi will Introduce an amusing Italian
travesty, and the Langdons will complete
the list with an automobile skit. The
Poll photoplays will open and close the
Academy "The Gamblers."
The stamp of approval which has been
placed 6n Charles Klein's play, "The
Gamblers," which comes to the New
Academy Theater this week under the
direction of the Authors' Producing
Company, Is resultant of the record
breaking run of the play at Maxlne El
liott's Theater, New York, and its sub
sequent successful tour of the country
The story deals with gamblers, who
do things and accomplish or fall In their
endeavors through Individual weakness
or strength, environment, conditions and
even chance. A son, Intrusted by his
father with the management of an old
established bank, finding himself balked
by richer financiers in1 his well-lald-out
plans for enlarging business opportuni
ties, risks not only his father's good
name, but by skillful representation
brings weaker associates to his point
of 'view that eventually calls down upon
them the iron hand of the Federal gov
ernment. Then the weakness at tti mi'. fllMw.
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Information that will convict them. To
save his father the son takes upon him
self the entire , responsibility for what
ever technical crime against the banking
laws may have been committed. The
prosecuting attorney uses jealousy ot his
wife, ambition for advanced DOlltlcal ap
pointment, bribery, condonation of of
fenses to gain evidence from a co-conspirator
to convict the criminal, while
the attorney's wife tries to aid old
friends, save a former lover's good name
and bring her husband to be merciful In
the discharge of his duties, and, fail
ing In these efforts, leaves him and waits
until the man she really loves serves his
prison sentence and expiates his trans
gressions ot the hanking laws.
Gayety "Taxi Girls."
"Taxi Girls," an aggregation of mirth
provokers, will entertain the patrons ot
the Gayety this week.
The offering of "Taxi Girls" is a double
one. It not only consists of the custo
mary two-act burletta. but It embodies
at the same time an exceptional vaude
ville bill. The Farrell Tavlor trio ap
pears In a funny musical comedy skit
entitled "The Minstrel Man": Mark
Wooley and Harry Woods will amuse
with their interpretation of "German
Scientists and Hebrew Comedians'
Ward and Bohlman, the two college
chaps, will rattle off some of their new
witty dialogue; Primrose Semon, the lit
tle wildfire. Is to warble some new char
acter ditties, while the Mortn sisters are
to appear as dancing sparklets, and Ida
Bayton In a combination song and violin
The burlesque Itself Is called 'In
Mexico." The locale gives splendid op
portunities for the display of typical and
characteristic settings as well as for
It is an affair of Incessant fun with an
array of twenty-tour pretty girls, who
will be seen to advantage in a score ot
None, of th nonsensical sketches offered
in higher grade vaudeville Is said to be
more laughable than the farcical absurd
ity, "The Plumber's Mistake." presented
by George Barry, Ethel Mildred, and
company as one of the funmaklng acts
cf this week's bill at the Cosmos Thea
The Melodie Bextet, a dainty half
dozen maids of melody In a musical of
fering that requires the whole stage for
Its production, and the Cullen brothers,
whirlwind dancers, in a terpslcnorean
Another act of excellence Is promised
In Ursone, the harp virtuoso, and D'Osta.
Vera Gonnlng, a novelty In vaudeville,
will Introduce clever parodies, and Gold
rick and Moore, musical comedians, a
number which is said to be quite enjov-
able. The famous Pathe weekly review
of world events leads the list of film
Lyensa "The Whirl of Mirth."
Charles Danlelr "Whirl of Mirth" Is
announced as this week's attraction at
the Lyceum Theater.
The programme opens with a musical
comedy entitled "Cartoon Land." Inci
dentally Introducing the entire, company
of fifty people. There then follows a se
ries of vaudeville acts, among which may
be mentioned Tlossie McCloud,v of rag
time fame; Mayo and Vernon, delinea
tors ot up-to-date comedy; Dairy and
Young, "hand balancers: Ross and Rosa.
tne ueorgw twins: George Tooack.
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Clair; not forgetting Eddie B. Collins,
the comedian, who stars throughout the
The singing spectacle. "Rubbing It In,"
which closes the show, is said to be a
thoroughly complete offering. "The
WhlU of Mirth" is up to date from every
point of view presenting a programme
that Is new, refreshing, and full of ex
clusive features from start to finish.
The Plavograph will reproduce the
world's series games preceding the reg
Caalno Vnndev Hie.
Genuine laughter Is aimed at In three
of the offerings of the Casino Theater
this week, and hearty applause is said
to have greeted them elsewhere. Paola
Cremonesi and company will present a
farce comedy entitled "Curing a Tenor."
In which a sensible wife, with the assist
ance of her husband, effectively dulls the
ardent admiration of a foolish Interloper
In a way that drives him Into hvstertcs
and an audience Into a laughing mood.
El BrendeL another funmaker. wins his
way with the methods of a German
comedian, a laughable dialect, and
ridiculous nonsense, while Linden and
Buckley enter the blackface field as mu
sical comedians to excite the risibilities.
The really big feature of the bill will
be Ethel Clifford and her five girls in an
offering of music, dancing, and comedy,
with a series of novel and beautiful
dogs will be featured, while Mile. Paula
will be s'en 'a a novelty aerial gymnast.
and Windrow and Reynard as exponents
of polite entertainment In humorous
singing and eccentric dancing.
This Is to be a week of variety and
novelty In vaudeville at the Garden.
Manager Tom Moore has put forth ex
tra efforts to assemble the following
feature nil or six acts:
Van Dyck and Henderson, big hits
at Hammersteln's. In New York, will be
seen In selections of grand opera and
ragtime; Dainty Daisy Cameron, come
dienne, will be a feature of the bill.
In a clever sketch. Fannie Brook and
company will tell how "His Wife Came
Back," and the Four Musical Rosars
have an act that is unusuaL Hlckey and
rveison, comedy acrobats, are an Inclu
sion. In rich native costumes the Bulgarian
Duo Will offer a variety of native Bul
garian songs and dances.
An added attraction for Tuesday and
Wednesday will be the feature photo
play, "La Tosca," with Sarah Bernhardt
hardt in the title role.
On Wednesday night an array of local
amateur aspirants for vaudeville honors
will appear, and on Friday night there
will be a dancing contest for waltz, two
step, c., with a silver loving cup award
ed the winner.
The week's , attraction at the Majestic
Theater will be the John Grieves Musical
Stock Company. In 'The Sulu Sultan's
Brides." beginning with the usual Mon
All of the principal performers who
contributed to last week's success will
be In this week's production. Including
Elva Grieves, the charming young co
medienne; Nina Collins, the young Wash
ington soprano, and Frances Scott, whose
dancing and singing made such an im
pression last week.
The male members of this company ot
funmakers Include Russ Forth. Ralnh
! Earle, and the old favorite. John Grieves
and Billy Ssaford. The rhnrns'WTnaiW
up of forty girls, whose stasias; as4
dancing has proven a pleasant surprise.
There Is a fine olio, and at the daily
matinees, as wen tm evening perform
ances smoking is allowed. One of the
features of this season of musical stock
at the Majestic U the orchestra.
A 'The CelanUI.
This week at the Colonial Theater, on
the 'Avenue, a magnificent three-reel
motion picture of "Monte Crista" wffl
be the stellar feature. More than
people are in the cast.
This masterpiece wss produced to
California, where the sunlight .conditions
are most advantageous: and where gen
erous nature has been sbly seconded by
extraordinary effort upon the part of
the scenic artists to make the Interior
environment as rich and elaborate as
the great theme suggests in Its massive
and palatial structures. Upwards of
OO.OWhaTe been expended In costumes
and properties to mske the pageant por
tion a rich as taste and well-directed
liberality can set forth to make a mlmlo
.silent show magnificent.
xnose who recall the Immortal ro
mance of the elder Dumas will remem
ber the situations ss surprising as the
personalities Involved are pronounced;
with duality of carrying power In the
realm of startling realism.
IHTEEESTrjro FOLK AT
CHASE'S THIS WEES
The present time of falling leaves Is
also conspicuous for star players falling
out of the C ranks Into the twlce-a-day
fold. Robinson Newbold and Marie
Louise Grlbben are among the most re
cent desertions and will be seen at
Chase's this week.
Mr. Newbold is t exceedingly amus
ing eccentric comedian with a gift of
mimicry that is amazing. He was last
season the principal comedian of Lulu
Glasers company, sharing the honors
with that star. For three years he was
with Viola Allen In The Christian."
"The Eternal City." and "Twelfth
Night." and later seasons were spent
with "A Chinese Honeymoon," the
Rogers Brothers. Alice Fischer. Paula
Edwards, "At the Waldorf." and others.
Miss Grlbben, a very attractive) youns
woman with a beautiful soprano voice,
was last season prima donna of "Nep
tune's Daughter." the big New York
Hippodrome production. Among her pre
vious successes were "Miss Hook of
Holland." "A Chinese Honeymoon."
"The Prince of Pllsen." and others. In
a unique arrangement of songs and Imi
tations of stage favorites these talented
players have been scoring- big successes
CHRISTIE MACDOKAID WAUTS
HQKE FOR ACTORS' FETS
Miss Christie Macdonald. the gracious
and brilliant little star of the Vlenns
operetta "The Spring Maid" has a- new
humanitarian project, which she means
to put In force very shortly. It Is noth
Jng more or less than a winter refuge
for pets of stage people.
For years Ml Macdonald. who is a
great lover or animals and an enthusias
tic member of the New York Bide-a-We
Society, has noted with positive grief the
neglect and suffering that pets of her
professional brothers and ssters are sub
jected to during their turns on the road.
In almost every case, the poor little crea
tures are left with disinterested servants
or careless hotel or boarding house peo
ple. Accustomed to every care while their
owners are with them, these little ani
mals suffer untold msery during their
absence. Miss Macdonald has a project
under way to establish her home for
pets somewhere in the theatrical .i!.t-j-
in New York. For a nominal sum th.v
will be housed comfortably and will be
under constant surveillance of attend
ants who really love them.
NOTED RUSSIA!! YIOITJIST
COMING TO THE COLUMBIA
The greatest of Russian violinists,
Efrem Zlmbalist. Is to be heard In con
cert at the Columbia Theater Wedneday
atternoon. uctober 31. at 4-30 o'clock.
Contracts providing for the appearance
were signed during the past week by
T. Arthur Smith, who has been negotiat
ing the date ever since the triumph
scored ? the great artist on the oc
casion of his previous appearance here
as the soloist with the Philharmonic So
ciety of New York last January. The
sensation he has created throuzhnm th
musical world has been so extraordinary
that the time now announced was the
first it was posible to award Washing
ton. Zlmbalist. who Is vounr. modest
and devoid of mannerisms, is a pupil df
Auer. He is a virtuoso of the first rank
who can stir feeling it is not given to
many to touch. His reception In this
country has rarely been equalled by any
artist, the musical critics In New York
and elsewhere praising his' work In the
most extravagant terms.
IDA VERNON ON THE STAGE
FOR FIFTY-FOUR YEARS
Ida Vernon, who has been a member of
"The Man from Home" company since
the opening performance of this play In
Louisville five jears ago. Is one of the
notable figures of American stage his
tory as well as one of the best of Ameri
can actresses. She has been on the
stage almost continuously for fifty-four
vears. having made her first appearance
when thirteen years of age In a "Mid
summer Night's Dream," in Boston, and
she celebrated her sixty-seventh birth
day In that city a few days ago.
Miss Vernon is a daughter of the
South and during the civil war spent
part of her time as a nurse In Con
federate hospitals and on the field. She
was engaged to be married to Edwin
Booth at the time of the great trage
dian's death. During her leisure mo
ments she Is now engaged la writing
for a prominent publishing firm a book
entitled. "My Life's Experience on the
Many of the older generation of the
atergoers will recall Ida Vernon as
"leading lady" In the Union Spuare
Stock Company, under the Shook and
Collier management, when her beauty
and her talent were "the toast of the
Well-known Washingtonians in
A new alliance ot Shakespearean stars
were consummated In New York October "
S. Mr. R. D. MacLean. Mr. Charles B.
Hanford, Miss Odette Tyler, and Miss
Marie Dorfnah have joined forces for
the production of several Shakespearean
plays. All are well known In Washing
ton and make their home here.
"Othello," with Mr. Hanford and Mr.
MacLean alternating the parts of Othello
and Iago; Miss Dorfnah, as Emilia, and
Miss Tyler, as Desdemona, will be one
of the features of the tour, which will
open Immediately after the election. The
company wilt organize and rehearse In
Washington. "Julius Caesar" and
"Romeo and Juliet" will also be pre
sented en tour.
Washlna-ton Grand Opera Chores.
The first meeting of the Washington
Grand Opera Chorus (reorganized). Di
rector De Cortes Wolfflnger. will be held
October 14, S o'clock p. m., at the Opera
Hall and Studio, 918 Fourteenth "Street
Northwest. Everybody Interested in the
future development of this organlxatlssi
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