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Topics of Interest
Jt? 3 2 EDITED BY JULIA
HUMAN'S W0RK IN THBr
Each oft the Three Grjeat Parties Have Organ
ized tyrps of Women Earnestly Coroperdting
for the Election of Candidate They Favor. .
It Is all vefy wen In this year of grace.
but If It had happened a few decades or
so ago thai a woman's magazine had
conspicuously carried the picture or
Presidential candidate on Its OUe pace
the readies public would have been
avnava it (1i aeranara larlr Of Under
standing of the woman mind. And If Its
leading article had been a taia on mv
eminent, prepared by the same candidate
well, everybody would have thought the
publication had lost Its food magaiine
It-has been a bit sudden, this Introduc
tion of the feminine element in the na
tional campaign, and nobody knows Just
what the result win be or how much In
fluence the workers will manage to wield.
For not one of the great parties In this
three-eornored contest Is without Its or
ganized corps of women esmestly co
operating fop the election of the candi
date they favor, and they seem to be
pretty well matched In numbers and In
' We Don't Understand.
We that are on the Inside of the
woman activities do not quite under
stand the method of procedure, because
we think of the workers as voteless
themselves, still aiming to Influence the
election tide: and It seems ramer a ner
culean task. But we turn td the names
and the fame of the women concerned,
and we know that they are not the
superficial type willing to skim the sur
face and let it go at that.
They are women who sre accustomed
to see their activities count, who meas
ure their strength before they assume
to work, and who have the means to go
ahead. And so we cannot feel that their
energies will go entirely astray, though
we do think they might better be turned
In another channel, for the present at
Whatever else mav be said of the wom
en aligned In the national campaign. It
is apparent to every one who xouows
their work that they are going about
with a tactful, energetic way. But It is
practical politics they are adopting every
mlAute of the day. They speak, write,
raise money for expenses, and do all
that the legitimate campaigner ever does.
They come from the ranks of society.
avvav up at the very top: they are re
cruited from sociological fields: they drop
their noellat pens for the sharper po
litical points; they are busy everywnere.
Mn? Gertrude Atherton. the novelist.
who sometimes puts aside her clever
stories for a more pointed discussion of
real affairs, has better reason for her
political activities than hate most of the
wpmen workers. For she can address
her arguments and her appeols to the
women of her native State with the con
sciousness that she Is reaching voters.
And out In California, where women
have the vote, her vigorous pen Is ac
tive In behalf -of the candidate of her
But Miss Helen Varick Boswell. vote
less though she is. Is no novice in the
field of politics She Is quite at home In
the work of organizing, speaking, and
of campaigning, is counted an expert In
Industrial matters. Is tnteersted In wel
fare work, child labor, and the like, and
i practical and capable at every turn
And Miss Jane Addams e may think
she would do better to keep out of line
with the political end of tilings, but she
is Jane Addams and we know whither
her work tends.
A Lending; Spirit,
Then there is Mrs. J. Borden Harri
man. with all her wealth, her social pres
tige, and her efforts In behalf of Indus
trial workers and of legislation for the
better protection of women and children.
She Is a leading spirit In all her under
takings, so it Is natural that she should
have fallen In line as president of the
woman's club that Is out for the avowed
purpose of winning the fight for the
candidate It favors. She is earnest,
active, used to reaching out. and achiev
And so it runs. Some may think the
time is not vet ripe for the woman poli
tician and some may think the time
never will come when she will be an
ornament and a real help to practical
politics, but If we think at an we are
bound to admit that the women who
have entered the big game are women to
It is hard to see just how they can
accomplish very much In the way of
changing votes, but the caliber of the
women and the character of their work
In the past count for much and we can
afford to wait and see.
NAPKIN RINGS NO LONGER
GRACE THE DINNER TABLE
Napkin rings are out of date. The
time-honored circlets of silver. Ivory or
carved -nood will no longer grace the
tables of the truly up-to-date house
keeper. In their place has appeared the
daintiest of table accessories, the napkin
These dainty receptacles are made of
fine linen that matches the centerpieces
and dollies used elsewhere on the table.
They are decorated with embroidery.
of course, but here there Is opportunity
for more elaborate work, and different
work. If you choose. For example, a girl
can make her own napkin envelope, em
broidered with a pretty spray of her
favorite flowers and her monogram or
one Initial In one corner: and this Is
good plan, for then If she goes away
from home on a visit, it can be taken
along to be used by her hostess In place
of the usual ring.
When the envelopes are made to match
the centerpiece, one Is worked for each
member of the family, bearing his or
her Initial, and two or three extra ones
are made to be used by guests. But for
general use each member of the house
hold has his or her own. embroidered
especially for the iodvidual.
You can obtain the pattern by open
ing an ordinary business envelope H
or 7 inches by 3H -inches wide. Cut the
linen according to this pattern and but
tonhole the edges, either straight or In
shallow sciUopa. Then stamp the de
sired design -on the plain portion of the
linen that corresponds to the aide of
the envelope which bears the address
when sending a letter. Tou can choose
a design of, flowers that . will allow a
blossom or a spray of leaves to be car
ried Jover on the flap, or that space may
be reserved for the monogram -or Initial
of the owner.
Another method of making the en
velope is to cijt .an oblong niece of
linen ".KftixSH Inches, scallop and but
tonhole the edges. From one end meas
ure H inches and fold the linen over
at; then from 'the other end measure
I inches and fold the goods over flat,
to Every Woman
This design represents a frock for a
very small child and Is made with pretty
yoke front and back.. The body of the
garment Is gathered to this yoke. The
short sleeves are finished with Insertion
and edging, and the frock may be made
with or without the ruffle. Lawn, dimity,
swiss. silk and cashmere are appropri
The pattern. No. StSZ. is cut in sizes
U to S years. Medium size will require
214 jards of 27-inch material or 1 7-1
yards of M-tnch fabric, with i yards of
Insertion and 4 yards of edging.
The above pattern can be obtained by
sending 10 cents to the Pattern Depart
ment of The Washington Herald.
WHITE BAGS STILL USED
White handbags with white costumes
are still the correct thing, but they are
not of the same materials as were those
carried with the midsummer lingerie
frock, and they are vastly more orna
mental. They are also more expensive, unless
you have the time and the skill to make
one for yourself of silk and beading.
The handsomest bags, whether of flat
envelope, round or square shape, mount
ed on silver or white composition frames,
are of bengallne encrusted with a design
done In crystal or pearl beads and fin
ished with bead fringe and silk cordage
Some of the bags do not show any of
their silk foundation, that being con
cealed by a background of clear crystal
beads against which la worked a design
In pearl beads.
Really stunning and not expensive (if
homemade) are the handbags of heavy
corded white silk elaborated with Berlin
cut-work These are fringed across the
bottom with silk threads heiivily knot
ted, scallop-edged on the flap and sus
pended from the wrist by a long and
heavy cordage in silk.
Coquillei De Champignons.
This is a delicious French dish, which,
translated, reads scalloped mushrooms.
Use one-half pound of fresh mushrooms.
Peel them; scrape and trim the stalks.
If the mushrooms are very large, cut
them In quarters. Throw them Into
boiling water for a few minutes, then
drain and throw Into cold water to
whiten them. Dry well. Saute In a
tablespoonful of hot butter for three
minutes: add. when almost done, one
teaspoonful of flour and one teaspoonful
of minced parsley. Stir, and In three
minutes add one cupful of broth, boiling
hot. Let all simmer very gently for
about ten minutes, then add a squeeze
of lemon juice, one-half teaspoonful of
salt and a dash of pepper. Remove
from the fire and stir in the yolk of an
egg beaten up with two teaspoonfuls of
wster or wine. Have the shells ready
greased, fill with the mixture; cover
the top thoroughly with fine bread
crumbs: dot with butter; place on a bak
ing sheet In a brisk oven until very hot
throughout, then serve.
Good for luncheon or supper with rolls
so that it will lay over the other fold
aa does the flap of the envelope. This
done, the embroidery is worked on the
outside of the flap and the ends of this
oblong envelope are caught together
with the buttonhole stitch or by narrow
ribbon run through small eyelets that
have previously been worked.
. Ribbon embroidery makes a delightful
adornment for these envelopes. It is so
easily and quickly accomplished that It
makes a favorite pastime for an after
noon. Pale blue, pink, or the shaded
ribbons that come for this purpose, and
that can be washed, with a skein or two
of wash silk floss, is all that Is re
quired for the working. A needle with
a large eye Is used, and work much the
same way as you would in ordinary em
broidery. . .
For this you have chosen a. floral de
sign. Place the needle in the material
at tne commencement or each petal and
sew the ribbon over tbe outline of the
petal without twisting it, The stitches
must almost be loops of ribbon, for the
effect win be entirely spoiled If the rib
bon is drawn in any way.
When the length of ribbon comes to an
end. secure It underneath with a few
stitches of fine white cotton; thread the
needle again and proceed aa before.
Greeji floss in varying .shades is used to
work the foliage and this should be done
in a solid satin stitch.. Choose am
flowers like forget-me-nots or tiny
daisies, ana -you win nave no trouble In
Of course, I think the very daintiest
table accessories are those embroidered
all In white mercerised thread that 'will
launder as weU as linen. Any design can
be done with this, 'either floral or a
small conventional pattern.
Be sure to. pad the work well with
darning cotton, so that It will stand out
from the surface of -the linen In his
relief. - S
No matter in what way you do the
work, I am sure you will be dellarhted
with this very new device for hokUng
tne taoie napmn ana win indulge the
liking In many different forma,
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The most vital new production of the
sUU young dramatic season had Its ini
tial presentation' at the Columbia-Theater
last night where a brilliant audience
sat teas through Margaret Turnhull's
Here conflict between' church and SUte.
vlsusJtsaeVby a priest of the Roman
CathoUo Church and a prima donna.
the former characterization given by
Richard Bennett and the role of the
singer played by Edith Wynne Matthl
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The play tells the story of a man who,
while studying for the priesthood, met
the daughter of his' one-time music
teacher. He loves the girl and they be
come married in accordance with the
laws of the State. Both man and woman
are of exceptional mental attainments.
but she Is a pagan and he Is a Romanist,
which fact leads them Into dtssentlons.
and finally Into a bitter quarrel, attar
which they separate.
The first act begins the story ten years
after this parting, during which years
both man and woman have been made to
believe In the death of each other by tbe
man'a father, who is so much a part
of tbe mechanism of the church he typi
fies that the deception practiced by him
seems to him amply Justified by the fact
that be has given his son Felix to the
priesthood for' which he was intended.
WhUe the man Is engaged In following
his priestly duties his wife becomes a
noted prima donna. Their meeting after
the lapse of all these tears takes place
In the home of Mr. James O'Donnell
Klldean. the father, whose subtle lying
brings the soul of his son to the keenest
struggle that can come to man that be
tween the vows he has given his church
snd those he has given the woman he
loves. A child who was bom subsequent
to tbe separation doubles the bitterness
of the sacrifice of the man on the altar
of the priest; the unqualified sumblsslon
of the State to the church.
A minor story of similar significance,
the love of the Irish Catholic maid of
the Klldeen household for Wllhelm Holt
man, a German chauffeur, relieves the
tensity of stirring dramatic climaxes,
furnishing a comedy element bom of
Irish wit and quickness at repartee that
is delightful, despite the fsct that one Is
not allowed to forget that even these
minor characters are Introduced to cinch
the argument that a marriage of a Cath
olic and Protestart by civil law Is not
acknowledged by the church and in Its
illegitimacy can bring no happiness to
Miss Turnhull's drama deals with a
Question of absorbing public Interest In
a vital and compelling manner, not even
concealing the Iron hand by a velvet
glove: for she has msde the Instrument
of the church the father of Felx Kll
deen cruel, bigoted, snd uncompromis
ing; a character which last night proved
the versatility of Tim Murphy, for It Is
a far way from Mr. Murphy's delightful
performances In "The Texas Steer" and
"The Carpet Bagger" to his present Im
personation of James O'Donnell Klldeen
In "The Stronger Claim."
His characterization of the wealthy
Irishman, who, without a qualm, sacri
ficed the happiness of both his son and
daughter for the enrichment of his church,
was a finely drawn delineation, forming
an altogether new link In Mr. Murphy's
strong chain of character portrayals.
Felix Klldeen. the tortured priest, who
psssed through the vale of the shsdow of
death aa far as his heart was concerned
that his soul might triumph, that his
spiritual life might prove the stronger of
the two claims made upon his mentalltv.
was an emotional revelation in Richard
Bennett's hands last night, furnishing the
most forceful work of his successful ca
reer. Edith Wynne Matthison enacts the part
of the Drima donna, bringing- to It that
wonderful intellectual quality for which
her portrayals have become noted, and
imbuing the hours of her suffering con-,
fllct with the Church of Rome with an
emotion which spoke in her voice. !
oreama in ner ooay, ana icmpi in un
splendid eyes. Miss Matthison was the
personification of human sacrifice to
what the layman considers but an Idea,
and there was not an Instant of her
performance that her audience was not
held tense by the wonderful shading of
the genius which immortalized her In
the title role of "Ev erywoman." As a
reader. Miss Matthison has but one ri
val, Julia Marlowe. As an Intellectual
actress of tremendous emotional capa
bilities, she finds and Improves a mag
nificent opportunity in "The Stronger
This production had Its premiere last
night, with the Imprint of a most un
usual cast of players, even the less Im
portant roles being in the hands of actors
and acrtssea who have more than a na
Maggie, the Irish Catholic maid, who
also sacrifices her Protestant lover be
cause he will not accept her faith, was
handled with great finesse tfJV Margaret
O'Neill, while Robert Fischer furnished
riltohtftll rnntnRt In hia nnrtmval nt
I her German lover.
Miss Celia Klldeen, the daughter whose
life was another sacrifice to the church
by her father, was capably handled by
Alice Johnson; who will be remembered
for her splendid portrayal of the countess
In The Man from Home.
Jimmy, the little son of the dominating
characters or the story, handled by Mas
ter Macomber, lacked that delightful
spontaneity which his lines conveyed snd
which he was Intended to portray,
"The Stronger Claim" Is artistically
mounted, and the gowns worn by Miss
Matthison. for which Lady Guff Gordon,
under the sobulquet ,o Lucille. Ltd.,
stands sponsor, are artistic marvels.
While advance announcements claimed
the production seen at the Columbia this
week aa Richard Bennett's first venture
into the producing field, several asser
tions were made to me yesterday that
Henry W. Savage Is responsible for the
presentation of the piece assertions
which were somewhat substantiated by
the fact that Mr. Ryan, from the Savage
forces, did the advance press work for
the production, and that Mr. T. Daniel
Frawley. general stage director, and Mr.
Jamea Shesgreen, general press repre
sentative for Mr. Savage, both came
down from New .York for the premiere.
JULIA CHAKDLEa 1IANZ.
A full measure of amusement contain
ing a considerable amount of pre-election
puns and (Jokes is comprised In
the bin at' Poll's this week, and the
audience 'entered into the spirit of the
occasion and enjoyed Itself ImmeneeV.
Mlddleton and SpeUmyer present "A
Texas Wooing." which gives both of
the -leading characters plenty of op
portunities to display their talents In
both tragic and comic lines. Charles B
Mlddleton possesses a splendid barytone
voice and his one song receives a num
ber of encores. Wounded Buffalo, a full
blood Indian, plays the vllllan role In an
acceptable manner. Leora SpeUmyer
makes a splendid partner for Mr. Middle
ton in his love seen. This part of
the bin Is excellent. ,.
Hugh Emmett and coinnanT- tin n
original Idea In their offering, which Is a
veatrlloqulsf specialty. Rapid-fire con
versation, fun Of UP-tO-date lokea. Cnrm
about fifteen minute of lauchter. Hn-v
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atv-hi, ratwwsin, who loasuaunce
sense, la one of-the hits of tbe evealng.l
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cannot but laugh, or at least feel fool
The -'Three Franks have a pleasing
number. Including dancing, funny falls,
and acrobatics. .They were well re
ceived. WIU Lacy does a number of
clever stunts on both bicycle and mono
cycle, which are skillfully executed.
Carter and Bolden do several songs and
dances with cleverness and grace.
Amine, a young lady, renders several
violin' solos with rare technique. The
motion pictures are new, and the Pathe
Weekly brings the audience In close as
sociation with the principal events of the
past week or so.
The ever-entrancing strains of the
Lehar waits again 'enchant; "Gypsy
Love" has come and conquered. .Re
vealed at the National last night, this
second of the Lehar operas to be heard
In Washington scored an unqualified
hit. Adapted from the German of Win
ner and Bodansky by the Indefatigable
Smiths, Harry B. and Robert B., given
a sumptuous production by A. It.
Woods, snd with the Lehsr score In
terpreted by a singing company of un
usual attainments, both In cast and
chorus, "Gypsy Love" more than sub
stantiates the many excellent reports
that have preceded It to Washington.
It Is true that the first act could be
changed to advantage, the action quick
ened and the dialogue brightened, but
one forgets such trifles In the glory of
the second act. The scene Is a cafe and
the stage a riot of color, ever changing.
ever wonderful, while the full beauty
of a score rich In harmony. In melodic
charm, now close to the narrow dividing
line separating grand opera from that
which the programme appropriately
designates as "romantic" now full of
tbe lilting lure of a Viennese waltz. Is
revealed. It la a score to delight In.
to hear not once, but many times, and
one In which each succeeding time to
find a new and keener joy.
And the story Is new, clean. Interesting,
and unusual. Zorlka, a Roumanian beau
ty. Is betrothed to Fedor, a young man
of her own rank. She becomes Infatuated
with Jozsl. a gypsy musician, and on the
eve of her wedding decides to cast her
lot with him She promises to leave with
him In the morning, and, on the advice
of her nurse, drinks of the water of a fa
mous spring that she may sleep and
dream of what the future holds for her.
The curtain drops as she falls asleep by
The second set, the palm garden of
a cafe In Budapest, Is played In an
unusual and an exceptionally beautiful
setting. There, In her dream. Zorlka
sees herself come with Jozsl, sees him
refuse to marry her, and finally leave
her for another, and there In a despair
ing effort to win him back, sings "The
Melody of Loe," a bewitching number
and one that will haunt you long after
you leave the theater.
The third act finds Zorlka awakening
from her dream just as Josst homes for
her. She spurns him, snd he loses no
time In msklng himself content with
lima, a joung widow whose admirer
he had ben Zorlka gives herself to
Fedor. snd tho several other characters
assort themselves for eternal happiness
snd the final curtain.
A brief outline of the story can give no
Idea of the many factors which combine
to make "Gypsy Love" a octl and a
visual delight. In the second act there Is
a stirring ensemble number, superbly
sung. Then there is a "Baby Duet," in
which Ra)mond Crane and Mona Des
mond, assisted by four joungsters of ten
der ears, scored an emphatic hit. There
Is a duet. "When I'm Waiting With Tou."
admirably sung by Leols Lucey, who,
lima, dlsplavs a pleasing soprano, and Phil
Branson, remembered with the ADorn
uui tne success oi tne evening ana oi
' Gypsy Love" Is Phvllls Partington
Miss Partington Is a find, and an un-
usual one. She has beaut, tempera-.
ment. an exquisite soprano of remark-
able range and clarltv. Her Xnrika is,
able range and clarltv. tier Annua is,h ,.. taken a friendly interest
a dellgnt to the eye and a veruame
treat to the car. It is to be hoped that
we shall see her manv times in the fu
ture, for her star i In the ascendant.
Playing opposite Miss Partington Is Ar
thur Albro, a tempestuous tenor, whose
voice is far superior to his acting and
who meets the heavy vocal demands
made upon him as Jozsl successfully.
Harry Hermsen offers a Teutlnlc touch
of comedy as MIkel, a cafe proprietor.
THE NEW LYCEUM.
The New Lvceum has the "Pacemak
ers" a an attraction for this week, and
a merry pace of fun they are setting. If
the two performances of vesterday can
be taken as an indication Uw Hilton
Is chief comedian, in the part of Abra
ham Intcbinski, a financier. Harry P.
Kelly, aa a "hard guv" and film-tlam"
artist. Is also very good The chorus s
especially good and well costumed.
The first act Is laid in a seminary, and
May Yulr and Margie Catlln, as two
wealthy Inmates of the seminary, cause
a lot of fun In their attempts to enjoy
life without tbe principal catching them.
Bert Lewis, as a prince in disguise in
search of his sweetheart. loses a garter,
which Is the Insignia of his rank, and
causes most of the trouble In his search
for it. Billy Mosses', as the prince's
valet, with the assistance of Abraham
and Bunk get Into the girl's dormitory
In search of the garter, when they are
caught, causing a lot of complications,
and making the girls run away from
school and try to join a circus, where
the second act takes place. Between
the first and second acts a singing and
dancing act la given by the "Four Danc
ing Harmonists," which was well re
ceived by tbe audience.
Amont the song hits of the show Is
"Sumurun," by Miss Catlln: "Every
Road Leads Me Back to You." by Miss
Yuir: "How Do You Know, by Hilton
and chorus. Hilton and Lewis in their
talking-singing specialty in the second
act were good. The dancing of Lew Hil
ton was especially good.
The management announces mat it
will give complete election returns from
the stage to-night.
CASINO THEATEE. .
A wonderful man-monkey is No-Ko-
MIs. the headline feature of the Casino
Theater bill this week. Besides doing al
most even thing In the way ot acro
batics Including roller skating, feats on
the flying rings, and such things, he
plats the banjo and the musical bells.
The act is both Interesting and amusing,
especially to the children.
Other features include i&ian ana
Deralda, artists with the violin, 'cello,
and piano. In splendidly played selec
tions of tbe higher and better sort: the
Nelson-Kearns company. In a very
laughable playlet entitled "Needham
Needs 'Em," which concerns the mis
fortunes of a teacher of the drama and
his only pair of trousrs; the Flying
Weratx. In a greatly Improved aerial act
that Is thrilling, difficult, and danger
ous; Adeline Denette, a pretty girl who
both sings and dances prettily, and
'Happy" John Lewis, in a tramp oner-
In of .sonars, dances, and laughable
Jokes. The new' motion pictures are also
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The presentation of sociological prob
lems by means of the drama la nofspe-
ctally a distinguishing feature or the
present stage productions. -Authors of
all time and of all nations have chosen
this medium to set forth their views
and opinions on those questions of their
day which to them seemed to call for
serious consideration, and could best be
brought home to the people In visual
ized form. I .
No generation but has thus had the
mirror held up to nature, and our own
Is no exception to, the rule. l We have
had brought before us dramas dealing
with vice and virtue from every con
ceivable angle. The gamut of tbe ten
commandments has been run by modern
dramatists to make the stage an en
gine for moral uplift.
No phase of the eternal question of
the brotherhood of man has been over
looked. The relation and interrelation of
famUes and members of families have
been exploited until one had almost come
to think that no, new viewpoint could
be discovered. The seamy side of life
has been unblushlngly held up to the
public gaze In the most unalluring forms.
and morality as well as Immorality have
been discussed on the stage with the
It appears, however, that the last word
has not yet been spoken, for In "Kind
ling." which had Its premiere In Wash
ington nt the Belssco Theater last night,
Mr. Charles Kenyon offers for our con
templation the question how far parental
foresight must be held responsible for
the physical aa well as moral welfare
of children, and whether this foresight
must not be exercised even in the pre
To what extent sre father and mother
accountable for the conditions under
which their offspring sees the light? In
what degree Is society to be held to
reckoning for creating or Ignoring or tol
erating these conditions. If they In any
way tend to restrict the normal, physical
mental, or moral development of the
child? The story of Mr. Kenyon's pro
duction sets out the question: the answer
must be given according to the viewpoint
of the Individual.
Maggie and Helnrich Schultz are doml
died In a typical New York tenement
house, the owner of which is Mrs. Burke
Smlth. a nealthy woman. ho In a per
fectly fashionable way goes In for 1m
proving" the moral condition of tenement
dwellers. Heinle has frequently expati
ated to his wife upon the wrong of par
ents setting children into the world un
der conditions unfavorable to the proper
physical growth of the offfpring. The
time comes when Maggie Is to become a
mother. She Is affrighted by the sickly
and stunted appearance of the children
she sees about her, and horrified by the
thought that her baby Is condemned to
She even fears to make known her con
dition to her husband because of his re
peatedly expressed views on the subject.
Then one day Mrs Bates, a kind-hearted
Irish woman, llvlnz: In the same tene
ment, tells her about friends In Woming
whose children thrhe in the fine climate
of that State, and hoi tha government
generously gives to any one that wants
It some hundred acres or lano. iree m.
-nt. Mnirrln becomes obsessed with the
thought that Wyoming Is the place where
her tmbv must be born, and her one
hurnlnr Hesire Is to get the hundred dol
lars which she finds are required for her
and her husband's Journey to that far-off
Enter the tempter In the guise of
Steve Dates, the good-for-nothing son of
the old Irish woman. Mrs uurKe-sroun
has offered Maggie work in her home.
Helnrich wants Maggie to go to work In
' , fori or v Steve persuades Magglo to
, -. ,h. former offer, robs the house.
land gives her a diamond brooch aa her
snRre f the swag.
Maggie pawns the jewel and tells
n,inrch that she has obtained the
mney toT the journey to Wyoming
Pnm Alice. Mrs Burke-Smith's daughter.
- hn has tnken a friendly interest in
hr. Maczie entangles herself in all
kinds of stories she tells her husband
and finallv confeses that she has stolen
the brooch, seeking to Justify hen act
by what she regards as the wrong to
her unborn child, resulting from the cir
cumstances under which it will have to
l,e brought into the world. Detectives
are on Maggie's track, and she is about
to he taken to prlon when her friend
Alice comes to her aid by telling that
no brooch has been stolen irom ner
and exhibits the Jewel pinned to her
rnriuiirf- At this moment her mother
appears and owns that she is a selfish
old unniHTi. declines to prosecute Maggie.
and Heinle and Maggie make ready for
Wjomlng. the necessary railroad tickets
having been provided by Alice
ExreDtinr the somewhat problematical.
because startling sudden conversation
of wrnrdlv Mrs. Burke-Smith to an al
most saintly state of mind, the play Is
well constructed and moves without
train from one situation to the other,
There is not, as in many plajs of slmi
lar character, too much "preaching." but
the action Is brisk and the dialogue
holds the hearer's attention. Margaret
Illington finds in the part of Maggie
onnortunitles for the creation of a per
sonality as clear cut as a cameo. Espe
cially forceful was her -denunciation of
the condition surrounding her snd her
unborn child, and her poignant expres
sion of grief and lndignattonTllled many
an eye with tears. Byron Beasley gave
a SDlendld characterization of Heinle,
and fully shared with the star the hon
ors of the evening. Ida Lewis wss ex
cellent as Mrs. Bates; Sidney Martlneau
waa a most captivating Alice, and Flor
ence Robinson a very convincing Mrs.
Burke-Smith. Malcolm Duncan contrib
uted a fine portrait of the degenerate
Steve Bates, and Frank S. Camp was
effective In tbe small part of a deteo
tlve. THE GAYETY.
"The Ginger Girls."
"The Ginger Girls" are at the Gayety
this week with what Is probably the
best production seen In this popular
playhouse this season. The company
Is above the ordinary In every respect,
and there Is not a dull moment In the
two and a half hours of entertain
ment. " Ed Lee Wroth Is the bright star of
the performance and has able assistance
In his efforts to amuse. Frank Wake
field Is responsible for the book and
Mr. Wroth Is responsible for almost
everything else that happens during the
evening. His comedy Is clean cut and
to the Dolnt.
Frank Wakefield Is seen in his original
creation "Kid Wise, con man and tout,
and Is an excellent foil for Mr. Wrothe.
Henry P. Nelson, "'tis no Juice, 'tis
no Juice," Is responsible for many hear
ty laughs, and was cordially greeted
by his many friends. The female con
tingent Is very good, being led by Jane
LeBeau, who has a fine voice which
she uses to advantage. Miss LeBeau
has the song hit ot the evening. "My
.Seminole" and which was repeatedly en
cored. Margie Austin and Mabel Blake
in several song and dance numbers were
The singing hit of the performance is
the Alpine Quartette, Al Weston. Al
DwInnelL Gus Roeber. and Lew Elber;
sir. Weston, particularly, being the pos-
of a lyric tenor -voice seldom
oll heard in popular priced houses.
"TThe'ehorus Is pretty and contains sev-
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are buying to-day for new suits and coats which proves conclusively
the public's appreciation of our efforts to place before t.hem Just tha
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Dress Goods Store Street floor.
eral embryo stars, who will be seen to
a good advantage In the cabaret per
formance In conjunction with the regular
show on election night.
There Is vaudeville at Chase's this week
to please the most discerning. One can
see everything from a strong man to
song-and-dance act. If one Is suffering
from ennui and wants to kill an after
noon. Chase's Is the best place to go and
not think hard while being entertained.
Sam Chip and Mary Marble are billed
as tbe stars. They have a sketch called
"The Land of Dykes." It Is a typical
Marble-Chip act, full of foolish little
songs and clean humor. The couple are
assisted by John W. Dunne, Charlotte
Bert, and Emery Lanharr.
Although they are not billed as the
luminaries. Miss Briscoe, with her sing
ing act. and George Lyons and Bob
Tosco. "The Harpist and Singer." seemed
to please the most. It all depends upon
the point of view, but many In the audi
ence fancied Miss Briscoe's act as the
one thing on the bill that spelled class.
The reception Miss Briscoe received was
Lvons and Yosco seem favorites here.
Their appearance provoked continued ap
plause, and they got the real reception
of the performance. Their act consists
of playing a harp and mandolin and
some singing. They sing and play noth
ing except sentimental songs, but ever)
thing seems to strike a responsive chord
and makes their performance linger
after the moving pictures come on.
Seymour Felix and Amelia Calre have
an act called "In Search of a Put.'
These young persons have attempted
rather pretentious act. and "get by"
with It in rather good style. It Is the
longest act on the bill, which Is one
good thing that can be said for it- In
addition, it is doubtful whether sny one
could possibly work harder than this
couple. Their hard work gets the act
across the footlights and makes It an
A Strang man act Is "The Four Regals.'
It is better than moat of this kind, be
cause It resembles an act more than it
does a clinic.
Martini and Maxmlllan have a sketch
which micht be termed Just foolishness.
It Is possible because of the personality
of the players.
McMahon. Diamond, and Clemence do
a aeries of dancing and singing special
ties The set concludes with a scare
crow dance. The scarecrow, a young
woman, fell Into the orchestra pit yes
terday afternoon, which wss not on the
programme. She was not hurt, however,
and finished the dance In a whirl of
Of the moving pictures the West Point
Yale game was of most Interest to the
"Mntt nnd Jen.
Comedy galore. Interspersed with tun-
ful and catchy musical numbers, is in
cluded in "Mutt and Jeff." which is the
offering this week at the Academy. From
the beginning of the performance until
the finale the large audience last night
was kept in one continuous uproar
The plav lias a plot, but Mutt and Jeff.
plaved by Rich F. Freeman and Louis
Merkel. respectlv elv . have little to do with
It. The story concerns a young Ameri
can. Jack Weyler, who is heir to an es
tate In "Nickadora." an imaginary South
American country. Jack Wejler. who is
in love with Roena CIrrillo, daughter of
the President of "Nlckadora," is found to
be the object of the affection of Dorothy
Mead, the daughter of a wealthy Ameri
can, who Is jealous of Senorlta Roena, and
plans with the aid of her father's money
to win Jack from her.
A revolution occurs In the South Ameri
can republic and Roena. with the Nlcka
doran minister, who has been recalled, de
cides to sail for their country. Mutt and
Jeff hear of the trouble and determine to
seek their fortune In the revolution. The
party sails on the Insurgent. Mutt and
Jeff working their passage ss waiters.
During the vovage many peculiar inci
One Is a plan to prevent Jack Weyler
from reaching his destination until It Is
too late to file his claim to an estate to
which he is heir. The third act shows
the palace of the president and the end
of the revolution, which la won under the
leadership of Weyler. Mutt Is proclaimed
president, with his faithful ally. Jeff, as
vice president, and introduces more of
the cartoon character s comedy.
Richard F. Freeman, as Mutt, and
Louis Merkel. "as Jeff, furnish all that tha
part calls for In the way of producing
roar attar roar of laughter. Walter
Brower. who takes the part of Weyler. Is
very good. Charles S. Wlmsatt Is realis
tic and amusing In the character of the
race-track tout. Miss Augusta Lang, as
the daughter of the "Nlckadorian" presi
dent, pretty snd winning, plsys the part
exceptionally well. The dancing of Miss
Flora Russell deserved and received
The chorus Is good, the costumes are
splendid, and the whole performance
proves to be excellent, with Its original
and pretty music and variety of comedy.
Six entirely new acta to Washington,
all good and some of them exceptionally
so. constitute the Cosmos Theater bill
One of the most unique sketches that
has yet appeared in vaudeville is
"Christmas Eve on Blackwell's Island."
presented by Sydney Dean and company.
A Christmas hymn is sung as the rising
curtain discloses three convicts In prison
garb, each In his cell. Then follows a
series of songs snd clever repartee, the
curtain falling on a sentimental song by
Mr. Dean. Impressively sung. Big au
diences yesterday afternoon and last
evening applauded the act again and
Pankleb and company. 'The Plastic
Comlques." have a novel act in clay
modeling, blending artistic with humor
ous models; Le Brow. Crystal and com-
pany keep their audiences laughing con
tinually with a farce-comedietta. "A
Matrimonial Wager." whose name does
not begin to tell its funny story, and
Monsieur Herbert, a man with an Iron
tear, and Vera De Lone, a statuesaua
assistant, present an act of equlltbrtstlc
excellence and attractiveness. The Three
Troubadours a male trio, have a pleas
ing musical number. Miss Mae Francis,
a charming singer of new and pretty
songs, exploits some very handsome cos
tumes, and the famous Bathe Weakly
Review of current events of the world,
the leading film feature, presents a, re
markable ship fire scene.
Pletairea and Vanderllle.
As a special added attraction, the Gar
den Theater. In Ninth Street, will to-day
have a continuous vaudeville and feature
picture programme from noon until mid
night, and complete election returns will
be given at frequent intervals from 8
p. m. until midnight.
The feature picture will be an elaborate
three-reel production. The Mystery
Bridge of Notre Dame."
Other new scenic and comic pictures
will be shown.
An excellent vaudeville Mil of all near
acts will be given, and the augmented
Garden orchestra will render an enter
taining selection of popular sirs, mating
withal an Ideal entertainment for the dav
and evening at the low admission of 10'
"JULIUS CAESAR" A SUCCESS.
Pavrrmham f-nid' to Hare Made- His.
SixelU to The tVaaUnctco Hemld.
New Tork, Nov. 4. William Favershara
presented his widely heralded spectacular
production of "Julius Caesar" at the
Lyric Theater this evening, achieving not
only the greatest success of his career
as an actor-manager, but one of the
most gratifying triumphs of recent years.
Upon the American stage the presenta
tion la declared to be one of the very
finest Shakespearean revivals of modern
times, and the consensus of critical opin
ion as regards the acting was enthusi
astically favorable. The cast waa distinct
ly all star. Mr. Faversham selected the
part of Antony, and his Interpretation waa
acclaimed a noteworthy addition to
Shakespearean hlstrlonlsm. The production
was spectacular In the extreme." and It Is
doubtful If more brilliant or massive set
tings were ever displayed upon the local
stage than the seven scenes designed for
this production by the late Sir Alma
Following the local engagement. Mr.
Faversham will take the production in
tact upon a tour of the principal cities,
snd "Julius Caesar" will be seen 1n
Washington later In the season.
TO HOLD SPECIAL SERVICES.
Y. W. C. A. to Celebrate Week o
t ember lO with Religions Rites.
The week beginning November 19 will
be celebrated all over the world by
Young Men's and Young Women's
Christian Associations aa a week of
The T. W. C. A of this city Is plan
ning some special meetings during the
week and missionary speakers win be
provided for each Sunday meeting dur
ing the month
The local association boasts of 2,000
members and throughout the country
there are 2S.500 oung women allied
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