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THE -ASHINGTO TIMES. SUNDAY, JANUAEY 1, 1911.
NEW YEAR OUTLOOK
John Drew to Play at the
National in Maugham
OLD FAVORITES COMING
TO CAPITAL NEXT WEEK
"THE CITY" COMES
TO THE BELASCO
Ruth St. Denis at Columbia
Taylor Heads Chase's
May Irwin jn "Getting a Polish,"' to Be Seen at Belasco.
Montgomery and Stone at National, and "The Spend
, thrift" at the Columbia:
Washington Is faring well In theatri
cal offerings during the holiday season.
Last week the Capital greeted a new
star In the ranks of musical comedy j
headllners. In the premiere, or "Marriage
a la Carte." welcomed Helen "Ware upon
her first appearance here as -a. star In
the .stirring military drama, "The De
serters," and flocked to see the latest
edition of "The Follies."
This week's offerings bear no hint of
musical comedy, but give promise of a
new year's beginning that will bring
smiles to the faces of the men In the
John Drew Is coming to the .National
in V. Somerset's Maugham's latest ef
fort, 'Smith." The Belasco offers one
or the greatest of Clyde Fitch's plays,
" "The City," while the Columbia makes
Its bid with Ruth St. Denis in her new
repertoire of Egyptian dances in con
nection with the Russian Orchestra.
1 Belasco Attraction.
The Belasco attraction comes to the
Capital with a record of a year's suc
cessful run In New York, and with
many flattering press notices. The
theme of "The City" is a powerful one,
though It borders upon the morbid type.
The- central figure, that of the dope
hend, is portrayed by Tunly Marshall In !
a manner that has added much to this
actor's laurels during the past season.
The company which will present "The
City" in Washington Is said to be the
same one intact which gave the New
In the Frohman offering at the Na
tional, the central figure Is Thomas
Freeman, portrayed by John Drew,
who returns to England after eight
years of roughing It In Rhodesia. Dis
gusted with the shallowness of life as
he finds it in the bridge-playing set in
which his sister runs, he sets about
converting them, and succeeds in ac
complishing It before the play is over.
One of the most pleasing characters in
the play is "Smith," the parlor maid,
which Mary Boland Is said to interpret
most acceptably. While there Is sup
posed to be a lesson or a number of
lessons In the production, It Is said that
there Is no preaching In the lines, and
- -the means adopted of pointing the
moral are diverting and interesting.
At the Columbia.
The week's engagement of Ruth St.
Denis and AndreefTs Imperial Russian
Court Balalaika Orchestra, which Klaw
& Erlanger and Henry B Harris pre
sent. Is an innovation. Heretofore Mls3
St. Denis appearances in the Capital
have been limited to matinee engage
ments. This year she appears In four num
bers, which she endeavors to make
tvplcal of the times and customs of an
cient Egypt when the Pharaohs ruled
the land. Her Hindu dances, which she
appeared In last season, established her
as a favorite in Washington.
In connection with Miss St. Denis'
dancing, the Russian orchestra will be
heard. The program will be given over
largely to ioik songs. The balalaika
and the domra are the principal lnstru
ments'Msed, each of them having only
three strings. The program will be
changed for the latter half of the week.
Chases bill, headed by Eva Taylor,
promises to be more than ordinarily in
teresting. This famous little comedienne
Apparently there Is to be no let-up
in the excellent bill of fare tho theaters
are providing during tho holiday sea
son, for the future attractions are as
rich in promise as the present and im
mediate past are in reality.
Three established favorites are billed
for next week. "Getting a Polish," at
the Belasco; "The Old Town." at
the National, and "The Spendthrift," at
the Columbia, are a trio of attractions
that theater-goers will see the week of
Robert T. Haines heads the cast in
the play written by Porter Emerson
Browne, which Frederic Thompson
will present at the Columbia. "The
Spendthrift" met with the approval of
New Yorkers. It deals with one of the
greatest of American evils, extrava
gance, and has strong situations and
rich comedy. Miss Thais Magrane, the
young California actress, has the lead
ing female role.
The author Is the same who wrote "A
Fool There Was," and in writing "The
Spendthrift" started out with the (pur
pose of making a bigger play than that
in which Robert Hllliard starred with
such success. How well he succeeded,
the Capital will have an opportunity of
deciding next week.
"Getting n Polish," the new farce com
edy in which May Irwin will appear, is
another production which comes to the
Capital with the stamp of Gotham's ap
proval upon it. This favorite of many
seasons scored a personal triumph when
the comedy was first put on, many of
the critics devoting much space to her
f'ood work in her new 'vehicle. "Getting
Polish" was written by Booth Tark
lngton and Harry .Leon Wilson, , and
Llebler & Co. have given It an excellent
setting. A number of well-known names
appear on the program in Miss Irwin's
Montgomery and Stone are coming
back to town with "Tho Old Town."
This pair ranks high among Washington
favorites, and any piece which afforded
them a chance to show their talents as
comedians, dancers, acrobats, or what
not, has always been acceptable. But
this versatile couple Is not all that "The
Old Town" boasts of. It succeeded In
pleasing the Capital when it appeared
here last season, and with the finish it
has received during its long run in New
York and Chicago should be even mora
finished and entertaining now.
At Chase's announcement is made of
a special program to celebrate Its
twelfth anniversary. The pre-eminent
feature on the bill will be Gus Edwards'
"Song Revue," with a company num
bering thlrty-flve. The .additional at
tractions will be headed by "Doc"
White, the famous White Box pitcher, in
his first appearance here.
Others on the bill are Agnes Scott and
.rieiiry neant, in "Jjniung:" Hilly Gas
ton and Minerva Coverdale, in "Nifty
Nonsense:" "The Three Nevarros," and
the Musical Lyres. "Riders of tho
Plains." a nlctorlal account nf the
Canadian mounted police, will conclude
"At Cripple Creek" is the offering at
the Academy nxt week. The scene of
the piece Isl. laid in the Rockies at the
time gold was discovered In that re
gion. The scenic effects are novel and
realistic and the company Is said to bo
equal to the demands made upon it.
Many Concert Attractions
Scheduled for Capital
Music lovers of the Capital have much
to look forward to for a number of con
certs that cover a wide range are sched
ule for tho near future.
Tho list includes the Crcatore Band,
Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Sym
phony, Mmc. Liza Lehmann, Nordlca,
and Schumann HelnckT
It is not a frequent happening for so
many important musical attractions to
be billed for Washington In so short
a space of time, but the opportunities
offered this month, doubtless, will be
taken advantage of to the fullest.
The saleof course tickets for
and her company will present a merry
farce, "Chums." This skit comes witli
enthusiastic comments from the press
wherever it has been presented. In ad
dition to this headliner. Amy Ricard and
Lester Lonergan will be seen In a spark
ling comedy. "An Idyl of Erin."
Other attractions on the holiday 1)111
are Gene Green, Tempest and Sunshine,
Sol Goldsmith and Guy Hoppe, the
Tasmanian-Van Dieman troupe of acro
bats, and Pope and Uno.
' The Statue Dog" and "The Fourfoot
ed Pest" are the motion pictures that
will conclude the performance.
Lovers of that type of melodrama
which, while full of thrills, is said to
hae much intrinsic merit, will find
their wants filled by the offering at the
Academy, "Through Death's "Valley,"
this week. The stor of this play Is
built about the long duel between the
Mormons and a young Westerner who
had scart regard for the teachings of
the elders. Mnnv thrlllinir situations are
colved, including the ratlesnake scene,
.ind the play 1." ?ald to retain interest
to the final curtain.
Kessner and Pinkie. Twpedy and Rob
erts, and half a score of other numbers.
On Snnda? night only the Joliet Peni
tentiary pictures, accompanied by a
lecture, will be shown.
The majority of showgocrs are always
glad to hear a 'good minstrel show is
coming to town.
Barton and Wiswell's "Down In Dixie"
Minstrels, headed by John Rucker, the
"Alabama Blossom," will appear at tho
rCew Howard Theater this week.
The costumes, scenery, electrical and
mechanical effects are said to be new
and attractive and the artists employed
head-liners in minstrelsy. Matinees
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
series of concerts at the New National
Theater by the New York Philharmonic
Orchestra will begin a week from to
morrow morning at the ticket office of
T. Arthur Hmun.
The concerts, of which there will be
three, are scheduled for Tuesday-afternoons,
January 24, February 28, and
March 28. For the first concert there Is
announced a special all-Wagner p:
Mme. Nordlca's concert tour, Is . ex
pected to return to the city within a
few days, when the final announcements
will be Issued and provision made "for
filling the mall orders for seats in tho
order of their receipt before the regular
Noxt Sunday afternoon the Creatore
Band will give two concerts at the
Columbia Theater. Tho first will take
place at 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon,
and will embrace an excellent program,
Including the march from "Tann
hauser," the overture from "William
Tell," the Second Hungarian Rhap
sody by Liszt, the miserere from "II
Trovatore," and many other interesting
For the evening concert, beginning at
8:20, an entire change of program win
be provided. Included therein will be
suclj numbers as the Coronation March
from "The Prophet," by Meyerbeer:
tho overtures from "Tannhauser" and
"Mlgnon," Mascagnl's intermezzo from
"L'Amlco Fritz." the finale of act three
from "La Gloconda," the prelude from
"TravJata," and other numbers.
gram, with,' Mme. Johanna
The coming appearance In concert on
January 23, ofthe celebrated contralto,
Ernestine Shumann-Helnk is announced.
Mme. Schumann-Heink has planned
the most extensive season of any she
has ever arranged.
The third Boston Symphony concert
will be given In the New National The
.ater on Tuesday afternoon, January 10.
at 4:30 o'clock.
This will bring again as soloist for
the second consecutive year the greatest
of Russian violinists, Mlscha Elman,
who is to play this time the Lalo Sym
phony Espagnole. The symphony will
be Beethoven's No. 7.
General interest Is being evidenced In
the forthcoming Nordlca concert at the
Columbia Theater Monday afternoon,
Seats will Drobably be Dlaced on sale
at T. Acthur Smith's ticket office a week
Frederick Shipman, wtio Is managing
GAYETY "Follies of New York
"Follies of New York and Paris."
headed by Charles Howard, will be tho
Gayety Theater attraction this week.
Mr. Howard shoulders the responsi
bility of making the audience laugh
on an iverage of about every three sec
onds. The vehicle, "Night Life in Two
Gay Cities," offers him all the oppor
tunities for continuous fun-making.
He Is supported by a number of clever
comedians and a strong chorus.
LYCEUM "The Brigadiers."
"The -Brigadiers" will be the attrac-J
tlon at the New Lyceum Theater this
week. "The Brigadiers" show Is said to j
improve with age, and this season's of- j
fering is said to be even superior to any
HTnnonT TfumMTl li SS stilled RS Q.TI
. .MnKtinn "Tho Olrl In the Bal- I
GRAND Vaudeville. .
A holiday bill Is offered at the Grand
this week which the management prom
ises will be one of the best this house
in ndditlon to Wolten and Vivian.
"That Variety Duo" and "The Davis
Brothers," the program memoes ieroy
and Paul, comedy Dar comeaiauo
Two Entertainments in One Program
KLAW & ERLANGER and IffiMlV
II. HARRIS I'reient
Ruth St. Denis
fiW Egyptian Dances !
Mme. Liza Lehmann, who made suoh
a success here last winter on her first
appearance In this city., will give a re
cital of her works in a new program,
assisted by her European Quartet, Miss
Blanche Tomlln, soprano; Miss Palgrave
Turner, contralto; Hubert Elsdell. tenor,
and Jullen Heliry, baritone, at the Co
lumbia Theater, Friday afternoon, Janu
By special request the songs from
"Alice In Wonderland" will be given,
the other numbers being selections from
the "Golden Threshold," trio from "Bret
on Folk Songs," "The Nightingale." two
Seal Songs from Rudyard Kipling's
Jungle Book, "There's a Bird Beneath
Your Window." "If I Were a Bird I
Would Sing All Day," "Incident of the
French Camp," "Pearl and Song," and
Farnsworth Travel Talks.
F. Eugene Farnsworth, the artist
traveler, will begin a series of Friday
afternoon and Sunday evening travel
talks at the Columbia Theater Friday
afternoon, January 13, at 4:30 o'clock,
when his subject will be "Old Nurem
burg, Salzburg, and the Inn Valleys of
This lecture, as will be succeeding
ones, will be repeated the following Sun
day night at 8:30, and patrons are urged
to be In their seats before the appointed
On January 20 and 22 his subject
be "From the Dalmatian Coast to
Jajce," and on January 27 and 29, "So
cial Life on the Canal Zone." The sub
jects will be Illustrated with original
moving pictures and colored views.
The season sale of tickets for this en
eacement will begin at the box office
: . 4.
HAPPY NEW TEAR WEEK AT THE
NEW NATIONAL THEATER
The only theater In Washington offering exclusively American and foreign stars of first rank.
Popular Matinee New Year (Monday) and Saturday, 80c to S1.30.
CHARLES FROHMAN PRESENTS
In W. Somerset Maugham's Newest Comedy
By the Author of "Lady Frederick," "Mrs. Dot," "Jack Straw," e.
NEXT WEEK Wed. and Sat. Mats. SEAT SALE THURSDAY
CHARLES DILLINGHAM Presents
MONTGOMERY and. STONE
In George Ado's Mimical Comedy Mast
THE. OLD TOWN
In George Ado's Mimical Comedy Master Work
COMPANY OF 100 THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH PONY BALLET.
4 130 O'clock
GUSTAV MAULER, Conductor.
Series Tickets, 8.00, $5.00, $4.00, $2.50, $2.00, Noir Selling
AT T. ARTHUR SMITH'S. 1411 F St. N. W.
of the Columbia
"" srrfi itMriHisf iBiJifMi A Evenings, 25c, 35c, 50c
SPECIAL NEW YEAR MATINEE TOMORROW, ALL SEATS, 23c.
A. K. PEARSON Offers
A Reallntlc Story of the Early Days When the Mormons Ruled the
Land Between Utah and California.
Through Death Valley
The Acme of 11 Thrills. A Duel with n Real Rnttlesnake. An In
tensely Interesting Piny, Brimful of Startling Scenic Sensations.
NEXT WEEK . . AT CRIPPLE CREEK
TONIGHT fiRANDN CONCERT
MON. & SAT. MATS., 25c to $1.50
NIGHTS . . . 50c to $2.00
UDIES POP. MAT. WEDNESDAY
$1.00 75c 50c 25c
Last and Greatest Drama,
"Vf" The Most Sensational Play of the Century.
Original Company, Including TULLY MARSHALL.
Played One Whole Year In Nevr York At the Lyric Theater.
In a Farcical Comedy by Booth Tarklngton and Barry
"GETTING A POLISH"
(Llebler & Co, Managers.)
THE GARNER LECTURES
Janunry S. at 8 p. in "Studies of the Great Apes at Home."
January 10, at 4:30 p. m "Child Life of the Jungle Folk."
January 15, at 8 p. m "The Empire of Darkness."
PROF. RICHARD L. GARNER, the Renowned Traveler and Student of
Animal hpeech Introducing
ffCJTTSM"!? The Youngest Chimpanzee to be Educated
3 J "'-' Whose Feats .Are Almost Human.
PRICES 23c. 50c, 75c, $1. Seat Sale Wcdnesdny. ,,
WEEK OF JANUARY 10 MR. F. C. "WHITNEY ANNOUNCES
'The Chocolate Soldier"
WHb the Full Strength of the WHITNEY OPERA COMPANY.
NOTE: Orders for scats accompanied by remittance vrlll be received
nnd filed in order before the opening of Hie regular box office sale.
AND IN A SEPARATE PROGRAM
OTE The Orchestra Will Play One Program .Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday, and an Entirely Nevr One Thuntday, Friday, and Saturday.
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I if Attractions. v rvnltii.i -r si is fc
DAILY MATINEE. 3c ONLY. 1 WSni?
It-pvivoR -Jc SOe AND TSc X3?'
j 3 101 l's Merry Pace Regina W IX $&',
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J Seats on Sale Tuesday
Frederic Thompnon'n Greatest Production
With Entire New. York Hudson Theater CaVit
FRIDAY, JAN. 6
SRVTS NOW AT BOX OFFICE
PRICES: $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c
Miss Cryder Presents the
Famous English Composer
Assisted by Miss Blanch Tomlln, soprano; Mis Paigrave-Turner
contralto,: Mr. Hubert Elsdell, tenor; Mr. Julian Henry, baritone.
Mme. Liza Lehmann
SUNDAY, JAN. 8
AT 3:30 AND 8:20
And His Band of SO Musicians
PRICES: BIATINEE 50c, 75c, SI. Night 50c 75c, SI and SLK0.
COURSE SALE I
at the box office!
3 New Travel Talks,
Magnificent Slides and
The eminent Artlst-Trai eler
F. EUGENE FARNSWORTH
Will be presented in two courses
I three travel talks each.
Course tickets $2.50, $2, & $1X0.
v January 13 and 15
"OLD NUREMBURG, SALZBURG, THE INN VALLEYS OF TYROL,"
January 20 and 22.
"FROM THE DALMATIAN COAST TO JAJCE,"
January 27 and 20,
"SOCIAL LIFE ON THE CANAL ZONE."
The lirllllant American Come'
dlenne In the Merriest
Farce of Modern Times.
Supported by Her Own Su
perb Company, Including; Law
rence Grattan, II O. Stubbs.
and Kate McLaurln, Presenting
By Arrangement With
Charles Frohman After Several
Months' Run at the X Y Em
pire Theater "Scintillates
With Screams "
Sol Goldsmith & tuy Hoppe.
TTie Commercial Drummers.
A Ilroadway Success of the
Happiest. Tuneful Sort,
The Genial Kinging Comedian.
In "A Study In Song "
Tasmanian-Van Dieman Co.
FamniM Lady Arenlsts from Europe
Tempest & Sunshine I
COMTO OPERA FAVORITES. I
Pope and "Uno."
A Wonderful Telepathic Act,
Two Famous Players Fresh
From Record-breaking Metro
politan Triumphs In Vaude
ille AMY LESTER
Ricard & Lonergan
Formerly with "The College
Widow." Nance O'Nell, Mrs.
FIske, etc.. PrescntlriB
"AN IDYL OF ERIN."
The Wonderful "Daylight" Pic
tures. "The Statue Dog" and
The Four-Footed Pest."
GREATEST BILL EVER
GUS EDWARDS AND
HIS "SONG REVUE"
"DOC" WHITE. The
White Sox Star
Other Immense Hits. Buy Seat'
ALL THIS WEEK MATINEES DAILY
HURTIG & SEAMON (Ihc.) Present
A Scenic Marvel of Beauty
Of New York and Paris
HIGH LIFE IN TWO GAY CITIES
Next Week Fred Irwin's BIr !hoir
THE AVENUE GRANDE
WASHINGTON'S PAVORPrE FAMILY THEATER.
DELIGHTFULLY ENTERTAINING VAUDEVILLE, NEW AND
INTERESTING PICTURES. DONT "MISS THESE BIG
SHOWS. THEY WILL DRIVE CARE AWAY DUR
ING THE COMING YEAR.
WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 1011.
MON, TUES., WED.
LEROY & PAUL,
Comedy bar comedians.
Rose Kessner & Pinkie
Acrobatic dancing and
WAXTON & VIVIAN
That variety duo.
Three Davis Brothers
TWEEDY & ROBERTS
Comedy singing and yoddllng
SEYMOUR & DEPREE
The bounding Chinaman and
THUR, FRL, SAT.
Jeff & Malvern Healey
Comedy singing and talking,
WILKENS & WILKENS
Comedy.singlng and dancing.
GATES & BLAKE
IiAMONT & HDLHAM ,
Refined musical artists.
Matinees Dally 3fl5 p. m. Evenings 7tl5 p. m.
, SUNDAY NIGHT ONLY.
The Workings o The Great Joliet Penitentiary Throughout. Ac
companied By Lecture. Wonderful, Entertaining, Interesting.
THE AVENUE GRAND, 645-9 Pa. Ave. S. E.
Convenient To AH Car Lines.
. Tomorrow Matlneo
No Increase la Prices for
NEW YEAR'S MATINEE.
New and Novel.
3 MUSICAL BURLESQUES 2
A Score of Beautiful Women.
ESTEN BURLEIGH Presents
'Tire Girl m the Balloon"
Vaudeville's Latest Novelty.
She Files Over the Audience.
THE SEASON'S SENSATION.
Net Week Dreamland Bur-
Icsquers, vrlth Dave Marlon.
9th and Pa. Avt. N. W.
Something Doing sll the Time at
Commencing Tomorrow, Jan. S, 11
CHANGE OF POLICY
TWO SHOWS DAILY
Matluees. 2ilS. Evenings. 8:15.
THIS WEEK'S BIG SHOW
d High-Class Acts, With Refined
Pictures and Orchestra, Including
CLAY CLEMENT, JR, & CO.,
In a 'Great Westira Plajlet,
BARNOiN'S MINIATURE CIRCUS
Introducing the Smallest Horse
In the World.
Introducing Their Famous
ELECTRIC GLOW WORMS.
the arcade; z
BOWLING, and POOL
And many other attraction. Soe-
cini icatures every week. Watch I
i or announcements of
RACES and SPORTS
.Uoon Dances YVednpadsir nnTl
Saturday Evenings. Free ins true-j
tions in skating, Including alii
BRING THE FAMILY.
Extra Added Attraction!
Johnsen, Marvilli, and Hike
Introducing the Brainstorming
Automobile and MIKE, the
Funniest Donkey on Earth.
10c Matinees, AH Seats 10c v.
Evenings, Cetp Reserved Seats )
Orchestra, coupon reserved seats,
15c Orchestra Circle, coupon
reserved seats, lOcj Balcony, cou
pon reserved seats, 10c.
Seats Reserved One Week in Advance
Box Office opea 10 a. m. to 10 p.
ro. Telephone Main 5110.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
aiAA r-imuutiUi conductor.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON; JAN. 10-4:30
Seats on Sale at Droops, 13th & G.
NEW TA"M7TECt Bv th. navisona. Na'tr
X ti AS vUJ a nj(jcs Armory Mon.,
Jan. Matinee 2:S0 to 8. Evening, the ills-
Uttoo Danes, tiZQ to li
OH JOY! OH JOY!
T Street, Near Seventh
BARTON' & WISWELL present
THE DESTROYER OF BLUES,
The Alabama Blonsom, and the Real
DOWN IN DIXIE
America's Foremost Colored Organi
sation. Watch for the Big Street Parade.
Grand Band Concert at the Theater
I Prices! Night 25c, SOc, and
And Special New year
Matinee Monday v
Other Mallnces 25c and 50c.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Big Concert Sunday Night
NEXT WEEK Apache Kid, Sheriff
of Cheyenne Valley.
NORM & WASHINGTON STEAMBOAT CO.
Modern Steel Palace Steamers.
Old Pelat Comfort Norfolk
. And All .Points -South.
Leave Washington Dally 6 US' P. M.
City Ticket Office: Boad Buildiagi
Nevr York Ave. sad 14th St,