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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, .191.2.'
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BELASCO TO HAVE
"BUTTERFLY ON THE
WHEEL" THIS WEEK
Play Written By Member of
The attraction at the Bclasco Theater
for this week will bo the Messrs. Shu
bert and Lewis Waller production of
the dramatic success, "A Butterfly On
The Wheel," a play that was consid
ered one of the most moving and In
teresting of New York's dramatic offer
ings last season, and prior to that ran
for one year at the Qarrlck Theater,
The piece was written by Francis Nell
son, a. member of England's parliament,
and Edward Q. Hcmmerde, a king's
counsellor, and the knowledge of law
possessed by these, gentlemen undoubt
edly accounts for the convincing real
ism of the court scene and thrilling di
vorce trail of the third act, a scene to
which It Is said much of the popularity
of the play Is due.
The a'tory. In brief, concerns Peggy,
ithe butterfly wire of busy and trust
Jng George Admaaton, who, through
vanUy and her love, for conquest, ac
copU ihe love of Iloderlck Colllngwood,
,0- friend of the family. Though intend
ing no wrong doing, she, though Inno
cent becomes compromised, and dl
vorca proceeding follow. When grilled
urher husband' merciless counsel his
adroit cross-questioning makes It Im
possible for her to avoid tho appear
ance of guilt.
In vain she protosts her Innocence and
avers her love for her husband though
confessing the ardor of her admirer a
BUlt and hor ttnlpyment qf the same.
But In tho end the poor butterfly, hys
terical and weeping, and altogether
broken, pn tho wheel of the law, swoons
In the witness box.
Bat the drama ends happily, and It
fiaseen termed by the critical, realis
tic, sympathetic and belleveable.
The cast, which la Composed of the
principal artists of both the London
and the New York organlratlons. In
clude Winona Shannon, Amy Elstob,
Tllle Norwood, Charles Quartermalne,
JHvelyn Beerbohm, Itlchle Ling, Lucia
(Moore, and Herbert Budd.
Tho engagement will Include Wednes
day and Saturday matinees.
"The Gamblers," which comes to tho
Academy Theater next week, under the
auspices of tho Authors Producing Com
pany, tells the story of high finance,
,grart, and the eternal triangle, all of
Which Is, Interwoven with the dramatic
And Intensely gripping lite story of
Wilbur Emerson, a young stock
ibroker. Tito company includes Boyd
NoIan, Franklin George, William
.GrangcJV Henry Foreman, Tom Calla-
1 Jian, Luke Martin, Arthur Rankin, Eu
gene Foxcroft, Lola Dawnln, Grace
Spaeth, and Maude Dickenson.
Emerson, manager of a stock com-
r Panyi which his father founded, hav-
t Jng been Imbued with the spirit' of
gambling, has conflicted with tho law.
tnd la upon the point of being prose-
1'cutea Vf the Federar authorities. James
Barwln, who Is especially hostile to
Emerson, whom he suspects of being
In love with his wife, holds the papers
vhich will convict the young stock
Wilbur Emerson, determined to gain
possession of the papers at any haz
ard, lslts tho Darwin homo at night,
and Is surprised In his search for the
papers, by Mrs. Darwin, who places the
documents where neither Emerson nor
her husband can find them. Returning
to his home, Darwin discovers Emer
son, ana at once suspects an intrigue.
Wilbur Is finally arrested and In sent
lo prison, but the last scene shows Mrs
parwln waving him a good-hy and
promising to wait for him when his
mprtsonment Is over..
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Foolish admirers of other men's
ivlves have novcr been so ef
fectively and so laughably cured of
their Infatuation, It Is said, as In
he farce comedy which will be pro
rented o.t the Casino Theater .this
Jveek by I'apla Cremonest and com
pany, entitled 'Curing a Tenor."
El Brendel, another laufchmakcr, Is
promised In German dress and mon
fercl dialect In telling his own trou
bles, while the blackface realm will
pe Invaded bv Linden and Buckley,
musical, comedians, for their share
pi tho applause.
I The really blr feature, of tho bill
will bo Ethel Clifford and her five
Blrls n an offering of music, dancing,
and comedy, with h series of novel
and beuutlful tableaux, In which
four handsome collie dogs will he
A laughing absurdity presented by
George Barry, Ethel Mildred and com
pany, entitled, "Tho Plumber's Mis
take," Is the funny feature of the Cos
tnos Theater bill thla week, which prom
ises offerings of unusual excellence In
Ihe tajoctta sextet, six melodious maids
Jn an eloborate musical number, and
the Four Harmony Boys, late of Dock
btadcr's Minstrels, In a miniature mln.
fetrcl show, Including songs, stories,
?okes, and sentimental quartets.
Further re-enforcing these attractions
corns Ursone, the harp virtuoso, and
D'Oata, In a musical act that will be
seen here for the first time.
. Vera Gunning, a woman parodist, will
furnish another novelty, and Goldrlck
hnd Mdore are musical comedians
whose number la said to be very enjoy-
The Paths, weekly review of current
world events leuds a list of film features.
The musical stock company under
the management of John Grieves will
open Its second week with the presen
tation of "The Sulu Sultan's Bride,"
jivlilch will be elaborately costumed
and staged, according to the promise
pf the management. In the cast will
hppear Elva Orleves, Frances Scott,
Nina Collins, Blllle Bowers, ltuss
Forth, Billy Stanford, und Ralph
Uarlo. There will bo a minstrel first
part, and an olio of live vaudeville
Today at 3 o'clock and this evening
nt 7.30 the management bus an
nounced a pair of. Sunday concerts,
nnd tho week opcliB with the matinee
tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
For Anotljer Company.
Lee Shubert has cabled Granville
Barker In London UBkliis whether it
will be possible to otganlzu another
tnmpito lo present "Fanny's I'll hi
I'Ki).' In Chicago, and for a tour of tho
Western cities, expressly stipulating,
however, thin the orgunlwulon must be
of equal merit to the company now
plating this griatest of nil tho Bernard
Shaw successes In Now York at Wil
liam Collier's Comedy Theater.
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Vienna ;Oflefett,r Starring
.Christie Macdonald, Is
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Werbe.aViLutscher will present their
delightful Viennese operetta, "The
Spring Maid," and Its captivating star,
Christie Macdonald, at the National
Theater, beginning tqmorrow night.
Since the opera was first Men here
last season. Its remarkable run of SCO
nights In New Tork has been further
emphasised by long run In Chicago,
Boston, Philadelphia, and other large
cities. lis exquisite melodies sjid the
romantto quality of Its story of love
and fun make It a tremendous vogue
everywhere, which has resulted In re
qusts for return engagements this sea
son that would not be denied.
Not since "Tho Merry Widow" has
there boon a musical production so
loudly heralded as "Tho Spring Maid,"
and never before has tho lively antici
pation of exquisite melody been so thor
oughly satisfied. Its gems of melody
"Day Dreams," the captivating waits
song, "Fountain Fay," and the pleasing
romance. "Two Little Love Bees" aro
numbers of the highest musical order,
and they are sung by Miss Macdonald
with a significance and beauty of Inter
pretation that demonstrate her skill a
on actress, as well as hor rare quality
as a .prima donna.
The production of "The Siring Maid"'
will be Identically the sama as It was
during Its New York run. In the cast
are Tom McNaughton, the funniest
comedian England has ever sent over
here; Miss Elglo Bowen, Tom Conkey,
Miss Graao Ady, John P. MacSweeney,
Miss Josephine Knspp, Charles W. Mey
ers, Charles Hart, and, twenty others.
There will be the same famous beauty
chorus and ballet of fifty and an aug
mented orchestra adequately to handle
tho tuneful score.
Changes His Post.
Edward H. Curtis, stage director of
tho Columbia Players, j,as severed his
connection wth the stock company In
Schnectady as the conditions were not
what he had antfclpatcd.
Stanley James, of Columbia
1 "' ; .Players, Also on,
A siege ot laughter wltltset in this
week at Chase's, and the van of the
fun-provoking forces will be led by
"the funniest woman on ,the, , stogo,"
Kate Ellnore, last season tho comedy
hit of "Naughty Marietta," and for
years before that one of the greatest
laughing attractions In vaudeville. M!i
Ellnoro Is assisted by' 8am Williams,
and together they will vrter "The Hun
ter and the Hunter-ess," In whlah.tho
garrulous and gesticulating comodltnn.3,
with gloved and elongated arm, Is seen,
It Is averred. In her funniest attitude
and merriest moods.
Next In importance will be tho Amer
ican premiere of the Parisian speller
art novelty, "My Lady's Fans," which
attained a phenomenal run at the
Chatelet Theatre, Paris. Jt presents
five beautiful Parisian poseuers as liv
ing embodiments of the artistic Dub
Jcct of a number of tho decorative fart
paintings of the noted painter, Julian
Dove. Third will be. tho extravaganza,
"Tho Top O" Th' World Dancers" and
"The Collie Ballet," and a store of
dancers in "Kris Krlngle's Dream."
Stanley James, formerly of the Co
lumbia Players, this city, Is another
eminent vaudeville recruit enlisted this
week. He will bo Assisted by Octivla
Ellis', Cora Proctor, and O. U. Smith,
In the merry little sketch, "Blxhy's
Baby." Fresh irom a New York suc
cess come "Lads O' Melodle." Robln-
eoi New bold, latv of "The Yankee Con
sul," and Marie Lonlsc Grlbbtn 'will
Five their arrangement of song,
dunces, and travesties.
Ben Beyer and brother In a rapid
flra eccentric comedy will also be seen.
The Animated Weekly and a large
ana popular program ax ine pipe otkuii
recitals at every performance will doie
the weeks "ill.
Makes Many Changes.
Fanny St. Clair, the soMbrotte of the
"Whirl of Mirth" company at the Ly
ceum this week, make eyentccn com
plete changes of costume at each per
formance. Ono of them, it Is claimed.
Is made In exactly thirty seconds.
ft! AT I O IU A I AIA THIS WEfiiC
HI M II VllML MATS. WED. AND SAfo
Tti only theater In tWaihlnstm offering eialuiively American snd 'fertlgn stars' vt Jth
first rink: ' - r t . V
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Most Welcome Return of the Supreme Triumph of .Comic .Opera
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' "ELV& G&1EVE.& JWauDE DicKERScar
WILLIAM HODGE IN
AT THE COLUMBIA
An American Play With All
Scenes Laid in
William Hodge, comes to tho Columbia
Thuator this week In "Tho Man From
Home," a play that proved Its enter
taining quulltlcs and gained a large
measure of approval when It was first
seen here some time ago. Now, as then,
Mr. Hodge Is enacting tho rolo of Dan
iel Voorhees Plko, tho Indiana country
law j or, In which he. has been appearing
for nearly five years
Booth Tarklngton and Harry Leon
Wilson pursued the paradoxical plan of
writing a purely American drama with
all ltg scenes laid In Italy In this play.
Given an American girl of great wealth,
placed by circumstances In the midst of
ft circle of Impecunious foreigners, titled
and willing to exchange a title for
money by way of tho marriage route,
and then havo this girl' guardian, a
country town lawyer, appear on the
scene to outwit the adventurers and
save the young girl from them and from
herself, and there Is tho basis of the
story In which heart Interest is deftly
commingled with humor and dramatic
A company of even excellence aids In
presenting the play. Gertrude Hltx, a
young leading woman who has devel
oped rapidly and who Is accounted one
of the most beautiful women on tho
stage, has the role of the Indiana heir
ess. Ida Vernon, long a notable figure
In the best work of tho American stage,
has been a member of the cast from the
? lay's first performance, as has also
larry Harmon, the Russian refugee of
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AT POLI'S THEATER
Veteran Minstrels Will Pre
sent "The Stage Door
No comedy team, boforo tho American
public today has a more venerablo rec
ord than 'Wurd and Currah, who will be
tho headline feature for tho second
week of tho audoIUe season at Poll's,
tho first performance beln,: tomorrow
afternoon. This week they will present
on entirely new travesty called "The
Stage Door Tender," In 'which Mr. Ward
Is said to have tho blggeesl oppor
tunities of his career as a character
Del Franco, tho famous animal train
er, who comes to Washington after a
successful engagement nt Hammer
stein's Victoria Theater, New York, will
be the supplementary feature or tho bill.
Franco has a trcup of monkeys, ba
boons, and dogs, which are said to go a
long way toward proving his theory
that tho lower animals have reasoning
Additional attractions on the program
will bo tho Premier Duo. a dainty "girl"
act. with Instrumental and vocal music;
the Langdons. who offer a hilarious au
tomobile travesty; Felix Adlor, one of
the most successful monologlsts on the
vaudeville- stugo. who appears this sea
ion with a brand new lot of Jokes and
parodies which he delivers as a "Plain
Clothes Man:" the Italian acomedy team
cf Clark and Verdi, who appear as
street troubadours; the Zola Bisters, who
offer a dancing specialty In attractive
Ihe Poll photoplays will open and
close the entertainment.
Dpi A Cm TOMORROW NIGHT AND ALL WEEK
DLLttOlA pop.wd. Mat., 25o to $1. KMK,iSV..Sff
Leading artists Fi?a
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VW iL. VLsLr rsHkV
nn SPECIAL ACTS
UUi 80 SINGERS
I'resentlaa; Oaly IlUk-Claak Playa at Cut-lUte Prices.
Evenings: Best Seats 25c, 35c, SOc Ni Hlgfctr
THE AUTHORS' PRODUCING OOMPANT ANNOUNCES
- -FOR-THE FIRST TIME AT ABOVf3 PRICES
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"B Author of TIIK MUSIC MASTHIl," MT1IH l,IOf AND TUB
I Mousic," ..Till-: Mrr.n-DO-w i'.i.i.," ivrc
B NEXT WEEK - - HAPPY HOOLIGAN - - BEATS NOW
The Speediest of Speed Shows
Piloted Ily Those Mimical Chauffeurs,
THE FARRELL TAYLOR TRIO
And n brilliant supporting passenger list
Including; Wooley and Woods, Wnrd and
Doblman, Ida Dayton, the Morln Sisters, and
the Seinon Duo.
It's a Bully Ride for the Fare
NEXT WEEK-The Winning Widows
NEXT A RADII . OPERA
WEEK ADgjRn COMIQUE
1'reseD.tliiji the Most sumptuous staging Krr UUen
THE CHIMES OF NORMANDY
MCI1TS, 23o to 1.S0. WUDNESDAt AND SATUHDAY MAT., 'Me tu SI.
g CHAS. DANIELS
MM Offers His Own Bl Company X r . i
The THE WHIRL OF MIRTH Tl
Liveliest W1TH FDNNY FACE 1 ft . , o
Fi EDDIE B. COLLINS 8
1 1 iiim r inTnni Aiun" I I
And "RUBBING IT IN"
A WIItnT. nV T.AfTriTIQ
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EXTRA ATTRACTION '
The World's Series Games Will Be Shown on the Playo
graph Preceding: the Show at Exactly the Same Time as
Played on the llall Field.
NEXT WEEK MOULIN BOUGE COMPANY
jBIusic That Has ihe Joy of Sprn&ime in Every N6tet 'I
WERBA LUESCHEK Present .
IN TUB KVKU JOYOUS OrBnETTA
With the Contpsnr That Played 300 Mahts In New York, Intlat
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"Cprlni llald'' Beaatx Chorus of BO. Augmented Orfheetta.
Tkar. at 4tS r.tt.
THE GRAND CANYON
Oct. ,24. The Oreat SouthTreatf Oct. .11, The 1'scUe Coast I
Nov. 7, The Yellowstone Park.
Prices, S1.00, TSr, and 00c. Seat now aelllns: for all lectures.
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Neat Week, Mntlates Wcdnesdar and Raturdar Seat Sale ThnradaV.
Cohan and Harris present
iiawtiioum: v. s. a. ,
A Comrily II y James Oernartl Faa'n, With a Cast of Unusual Kxcellenre.
WASniNQTON'S LEADING THEATRE
ALL THIS WE.OC
HATINEE5 TT1UR50AY5 AND SATURDAY '
The LJebler Co., Manasem
la the Success of the Ctnlnry
Br Boot Tarklnaton
and Barry Leon Wilson
THE LIEBLER CO..
Farewell Tour of
THE MAN FROM HOME
in This City
BASEBALL WORLD'S SERIES ROWER SCORE BOARD
Reserved Seats Helling 33c. '
next week Seats on Sale Tuesday, 8:30 a. m.
Maurice Campbell Presents America's Representative Comedienne,
IN 11 Ell GREATEST SUCCESS,
"THE REAL THING"
10 BIG FEATURES 10
WARD A CimitAN, the famous minstrel teapi,, with a record of
nearly forty years of funmaklng, in their latest farcical creation,
'Tho Stage Door Tender."
And including '
Ilel Prnncn's Animals, direct from a. sensatlohal success In New
York, Purls, and London. A wonderful troup ,nf trained baboons,
monkeys, and does.
Felix Adler, the Inlmltablo monolOBlst with a now line of Jokes.
nnd UArodles, which ho presents as "A Plain Clothes Man."
The Premier Ouo, In a dainty Instrumental and song act.
The LanKdons, two KlrlH and a man In a screamingly tunny au
tomobile skit which will delight tho man who Jumps out of thb way
of tho auto bb well as tho una who sits nt tire Wheel.
Clark and Verdi, Italian travesty artists
'tlir Zola Slaters, In a beautifully staged dancing spoclalty.
.Vn.'I the Poll Kind of fllckerlcss photoplays.
Dally Matinees, Including Monday,
20C ENTIRE LOWER FLOOR JJOC
I01IN GItIi:Vi;s, Slanacer.
"SMOKE IF YOU LIKE."
TOMORROW MAT. MONDW, OCl'UIIEH 14.
BIG MUSICAL STOGK COMPANY
Presenting; the Laughable Musical Abaurdlt),
The Sulu Sultan's Brides
Replete With Sonas, Dances, and IlrlaTht Comedy, With
ELVA GRIEVES NINA COLLINS FRANCES SCOTT
Comedienne. Prima Donna Soprano. Mnaliic; Soubrette.
RIjSS FORTH, RILI.Y BOWERS, HILLY STAMl-OItD, RALPH EARLE,
John Grieves' Famous "UuncU" of Choristers.
5-HIGH-CLASS VAUDEVILLE ACTS-5
AMA1EUR NIU1IT, FIIIDAY.
Matinee Bicry Uny at StilK and Every Night at 8il3.
- " PRICES, 10c, 15c, 25c
S CONCERTS TODAY,, AT 3 AND 7l30 V. M.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SEASON OF FIVE CONCERTS.
Tuesdays Nov. B, Dec. a. Jon. T,
Feb. 18, March IS.
NATIONAL 'IIII1.VIKE tiilO,
graaon aalo opens Wertneaday inornlns, Oc
tfber 16. Bruops Muric more, nth and a
ARCA0E SKATING RINK
14th St. nttd Park road.
3 Sessions Dally
Morning Afternoon N'nt.
STEAMER CHARLES MACALESTEJ
Two trip daily txcrpt Sunday (o
Uavlng 6vtntta ItrMt Whart at 10 a. m.
and J.JO p. m. nound tela to salt, We.
No Trips Like These
Old Point Comfort
MdDERN ,PALACK STEAMERS
Northland" nnd "Southland"
Ever) Dn In the lrar,
City Ticket Offlie, 731 ltith St. N. W
Norfolk & Washington