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CLEVER LOVE STORY
IN "REM WONEY"
New Appreciation of Old Say
ings Is Gained By Seeing
I Montgomery's Latest Play.
"Ready Money." .the satiric comedy
by James Montgomery, which H. H
Frazttwlll present here next week at
the Belasco Theater, deals with the
loves or a weauny society sin anu a
down-and-out young man. While an appealing-'story
Is Interwoven 1n the
amusing situation of this young man
who wants to get money so he can
properly marry the girl he loves, it Is
said that one has a new appreciation
of old sayings after seeing "Ready
Money." ,, , . '
These sayings are said to be the best
which have yet appeared on the sub
ject of love and money.
"Emotions are terribly expensive,
says the hero at one point.
Again he says "Health, friends, love
&nd rnonev all for one and one for all."
As the efforts ofthe hero to get money
lead him Into questionable situations,
his honestv being saved by the very
ludicrous Impossibility of these events,
the following lines have been written
by James Montgomery
Time Is money.
And. don't .you be forgetting It.
Always get as touch -"money as you can.
But don't get time for getting It.
Ravmond Hitchcock, who will appear
at the National Theater "riext "week, has
added mucS io his popularity as tt com--edlan
in his present vehicle, "The Red
Widow," which has enjoyed phenomenal
prosperity since it- was first produced.
His role of Cicero Hannibal Butts. In
which he hobnobs ,.-with Russian Ni
hilists, .especially-one alluring, jflimg
woman, is declared to fit him welt
Then, too, he has the assistance of a
large company 'who have all won 'their
spurs' in their respective, parts: among
the clever principals is Klora Zabelle.
tne'performance will also be enhanced
by a galaxy of talent. No doubt the
forthcoming engagement will establish
a record in this-clty.
The scenes of the play first take placs
in London, and then veer to St. Peters
burg. Russia. How Mr. Butts suc
ceeds In passing himself off for a
dangerous Nihilist, and how he was ap
pointed to kill the Czar and resigned
the commission are episodes which is
said to create typhoons of laughter.
Mr. Hitchcock Is supported by Flora
Zabelle and eighty others, who have all.
won honors lit their respective parts.
The diminutive but entertaining min
strel. George "Honey Boy" Evans, with
his famed band of strolling- minstrels
will come to the Columbia Theater next
week for his annual engagement in this
city. He is surrounded' by the .best,
balanced Tand of minstrel favorites even
he has ever assembled, all of whom he
has placwi in a setting of stage bril
liance which is little short of dazzling.
Aside from local admiration for theso
original- entertainers, their worth is at
tested by the fact that the Honey Boy
Mlnstrls is the only organization of Its
Wna which secures bookings In the im
portant theaters which book through the
efflces of Klaw & Erlangcr.
Ethel Baryinore and company. In a
limited engagement, by special ar
rangement wtlh Charles Frohman. will
be- presented for the- first jtlroe 1n po
lite vaudeville at Chase's next week, in
the' premiere Washington production
of "The Twelve Pound took;" her Em
pire Theater one-act t comedy success,
by the English dramatist. J. M. Barrce.
TJie adSed 'stellar comedy feature will
be .the song writers and 'comedians,
Kellar Macir and Frank Orth.-Jn "The
"Wrong Hero." A musical Innovation
of humor and harmony "will be ottered
;y "Those Four Entertainers."
,'ti artistic feature will 'be the vio
Uncello virtuoso. Ralph Smalley,. late
'cello soloist of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra. The Four Athletes, a
European posing novelty. Is Included.
'Earl Flynn ard Nettle McLaughlin
will offer a ringing and dancing num
ber. The Kinemacolor plioto-coraedy
wlll be "The Note In the Shirt." The
nip- organ rreltals nt 1:33 and 7:3)
9'ctock and Intermission, will attract
rnutc lovers. On Friday afternoon
February 7th. and Jlth. 'the vaudeville
matinees U1 tw omitted, ac the thea
ter ha been Vented for -grand opera at.
AVIth the coming of the Paul J.
Ralney African hunt pictures to the
Academy next week, theatergoers of
this ctly villi have an. opportunity of
seeing what is considered by the Amer
ican Geographical Society, and the
.American Institute of Natual History as
the most marvelous motion pictures
over taken. Probably more than In
any pictures of recent years. th?.
films, made by Mr. Ralney in th-
Jungles of Africa hac a genuine du- 1
cauonai vaiue. i ney bjouiu, i uio i .-.
prove more attractive to th average
teater-go'r and seeker after knowl- -Jgr.
than any book or play could
possibly hop- to accomplish.
' Hunting big gam Tilth a camera has
been one of Mr. Ralney's hobbles for
wars, and when he plunged Into Africa
Tarith a moving picture operator. h
could hardly have expected to achieve
the results that will be shown at tlw
Academy Theater when these pictures
Hunting wild African game with a
moving picture machine is a sport for
the few, for It entails enormous -x-pn5
and countless dangers but
Ralncv Is a sportsman, not a shonman
The pictures will show th biggest and
wildest of African wild animals in tht-i.-
The Poll Players will offer George M
Cohan's "Get Rich Quick Walllngfor.l"
for the second week of Lie return en
gagement. The play achieved a t'
mendous success .In New York jiiht
after Its first performance on any stAt:n
in this city, and it Is now running in
London with the original east. The tltl"
rple will afford A. II Van Kurcn another
big acting opportunity, entirely dlffeier.t
from his Indiana lawytr Jn "Tim Jiu
From Home." As Walllngford, he v. Ill
be all bustle and cnthuMa-m
In th Frances Rlnp role of the "
nographer. Mies Maude Glioert will !
seen. This will be Miss Gilbert's nnal
appearance at leading woman wltn t.i
qompany. as Jtlss Izetta Jewel will ni
sum her position during the third wl
of the engagement
With the biggest rsist of principals
?een in burlesque this seaon. the Greal
Behman Show will be the attraction to
follow Rofc Sydell at the O&yety next
ek. Mr. Behman has secured as Ills
brightest burlesque staih this jcar Lew
Kelly, famous for his Impersonation of
the dope fiend, and the Watson Sister,
probably the best-known sister team In
the history of burlesque. Lon Hascall
will be an Important member of the
company and there will be seven other
featured entertainers. Tho production
Is said to be elaborate and the music
No attraction that has appeared at
the Lyceum Theater has clven better
satisfaction than Is promised b Blty
Watson's "Beef Trust Company," which
Is billed for next week. Billy Watson
Is the oriclnul Dutch dialect comedian
and his attraction this season excel In
witty talk, catch v songs, and e'ever
The opening scenes of the "Beef
Trust" production Icre laid In 'Rouse
meyef's -alley;" and promise to be a
medley of good music, rlnsery acta and
pretty girls. Friday night will again
"The- Country 8tore" in operation.
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THE ATRIC AL
David 'Torrance has succeeded Percy
Standing with Ethel Barrymore in vau
Eddie Foy and-the Seven Little Fojs
are promised as an early attraction nt
Susan Sheldon, Percy Standing and
Frank J. McCoy arc supporting Ethel
Barrymore in vaudeville.
Tho iVjIt Nvmnhs are a February
booking for Chahe's. They are said to
surpass the Kellcrmann diving feature:
At the close of their season ""till.
Rose Sydell. the I"our Ellsworths will
go to London to fill an cngegement at
Batley's Music Hall.
One or the Dlggesi ami esi oi mc ,
light opera companies no.- touring the
untrv will l.e the attraction at the
Columbia Thcatei during Inaugural
i-tl...l t) fitii... Ic rf.ttrirlA.1 In he
drawing the largest salary ever paid
a oratnatic Mur in vnucifvun-, aii -
audience? arc said to be correspond-
There will be no conceit at Poli's to-
nl;ht. .-is tlie theatei .is In the hands of
decorator, who are preparing for the
gala opening performance ui ui- i-"
Players tomorrow nlglit.
A movement Is on foot In local srhools
to accord Charles B- ITanford a rousing
reception on the occasion of the en
gagement of his all-itar company In
classic drama at the Columbia Theater.
The I'ounirv etorc. at the Lyceum,
remains popular with the pationn of
the playhouhc. The big hit last week
was a unique piesonl of. a fire Insur
d,.. n nniirv u .mcM of matches, a can
of gasolene, and u bundle of wood.
The rir.nularitv of George W. Barbler
and' rarne Thatcher in attested by the
numbei of appeals that have been d!- j
reeled to Managers Metzeiott and lar
ger, as'nliiz that they be brought back
for the coming summer at the Columbia
A. H. Van Ruren, leading man of the
Poll Playciv. is bewailHig the fact that
the -s-umnioiis for liH return to Wash
ington was sm sudden that lie was un
able to moto. down from N York
city, but had to leave his ar in the
Handsome frames of pictures shoe
ing the characters In the big New York
success. "The Yellow Jacket," havo
been placed In the lobby of the Colum
bia Theater, foreshadowing the earlv
engagement of that quaintly dramatic
offering at that house.
It Is estimated that "Within the
Law." at the Julian Elt nge Theater.
In New York, will net Manager A. 11.
Woods JIW.00O this season. Of that
amount Julian Kltlnge, the star or "The
Fascinating Widow." receives a com
Maude G'Ibert makes lier debut In
skirts bcfoie a Washington audience
tomorrow night in "The Man From
Home" n Poll's. When Mis Gilbert
was seen Jit-rc. as leading vo:nan wjth
Guy Bates Post," last" year, she "played
Appearing This Week in
the part of a Western girl and wore
"The Woman qf It." a new comedy
by Frederick Loiihdale, opened last
week In New Yoik. at the Thirty-ninth
Street Theater, and gives evidence of
meeting approval. This same play en
Jojed a successful run in London. It Is
produced here under the management
of William A. Brady.
For the first time In several seusons,
Mrs.. Flake's supporting company has
no English actors In Its personnel. This
Is because her new, play, "The High
Road." Is ho dl.stlnctb American In
theme. local and atmosphere, that
American actors were deemed neces
sary' to preserve Its native favor.
Of the neverril lever characteriza
tions at the National Theater last
week, when "The Quaker Girl," was
preented, none stood yit more prom
inently than thai of .Miss Ruth LIo-jJ.
Um Ol.-ne. the French dancer Mils
Llo.d possesses h striking personally,
ind Jiows c id- nee of considerable
S. V. Poll paid Jl.000 for the right to
pioduce "The Man From Home" In
Washington this week This Is a rec
ord royalty pi ice for stock, with the
single exception of "Peter Pan," which
commanded the same figure, but which
Included the s rnic piodiictiou Mr.
Poli builds his own scenery for "The
Man From Horn' "
Unique souvenirs in the foim of jewel
cases were distributed to all the ladles
attending the I3th consecutive New
York performance in "Fannj's l-'list
Play," at William Collier's Theater,
New York, last Wednesday evening.
The audience was of such size as to
break tin- record of the comedy thea
ter for a Wednesday night perform
ance. "Romance, l,v Kdward Sheldon, will
Ije the next Important dramatic offer
ing tp Lc produced under the direction
of the Mcsmh Shuhort. and rehearsals
are already so far advanced that It will
be possible to Hiiiiourx the opening date
In the very near fututr. .Me. Sheldon will
be remembered as the author of "Sal
vation Nell." "The Nigger." and other
Willi the business management of
the coining conceits of the Chicago
Grand Opera Company with Tetrazzlnl
and Mai Garden, the .Minneapolis
Sjmphonv Oichej:tr. the phlharinon'c
Society of New Yolk, the l'liinzulev
Qualtette, Maihime Julia Culp ;md
others on his hands. T Aitlnu Smith
Is one of the busiest impresarios In the
The Foui Aimsttoiigs, who aie at the
Lyceum this week with the Follcs Her
gere. are Washlngton'nns and -clever
blejele rlde.j-s wlu won nii'Dy laurels
at the old bicycle track on the Conduit
road, and who also are well Known in
the amp.Urir bakehV.I league The
played on !le-Jinmplon baseball nine,
the t. and O. Stars, who once had their
field back of the old Baltimore and
The Gilbcit & Sullivan Opcia Com
panv. with its s.ai cast, which Includes
He Wolf Hopper. Blanche Nuffield. Ku
geiie c'owle.s, Gcoige. MacKailaiie, Knte
Condon. Arthur Aldrldge, Viola Gll
IcMc. Aithur '"uiinlnshum, Alice Brady
sin! Louis" Barthel. in a levival of
Gilbert A: Sullivan's beat coin'r operas.
-The Mikado." 'Pinafore." "Patience."
and "Thir Pirates of Penzance," will
ho a.vyashjnjjtqn attactlon of t,he. near
future. ' .--.-...- -.
Playhouses of the
NEWS OF MUSICAL WORLD
Ernest Schclling. the eminent pianist.
Is to be -heard In a piano recital in tho
Columbia Theater February It His
last appearance In Washington was
nlth the Boston Symphony Orchestra
three ears ago, when he played One of
his own compositions, and created en
thusiasm among- the music lovers of
Features of the orchestral concerts at.
the Cosmos Theater today, beginning at
T. o'clock and continuing until 10:30;
o'clock tonight, will be Conradl's over-t
ture. "Berlin in Smiles and Tears:"
the Walteufel Dolores" waltzes; Gott-i
sehalk'H meditation. "The Dying Poet:";
J Rosslnra"Innammatus," from -"Stabat
Mater; .selections irom- ine taics oi
Hoffmanr and Adams' "Llseldttf alt
Qe balIef-, ffr-ltH k
The Four Harmonists, the big-singing.
quartet which lately appeared hre wlta"
Primrose & Dockstadcr's minstrels, will
be the special feature of the Casino
concerts today, which begin at 3 o'clock
and nontlnue until 10-30 o'clock tonight.
Other attractions will include the Semi-'
nary Girls, the Strolling Players, In new
selections; Eleanor Waring. Zetland
.Hunts the mute pianist and cartoonist,
and several other acts in new offerings.
The regular meeting of the Students'
Club was held last Friday evening In
the recital hall of the Washington Col
lego of Music before a large and cn-
ih...t..tln -.naiAtice Tlintn uhn narti-
cipated in the program were Misses Mil-'
itr 'roan. iias.sie, imk, v-urn, r.u.v,
Slirevc. lvupfer. Tuckey, W'inslow,
Markc. liarks, Glaser. Morrell, DrexcU
lus. MacElwee. Gerhardt. Prlmm. Mrs.
Thompson and Mr. Leonard and Mr.
The Motet Choral Society, directed bj
Otto T. Simon, has In active rehearsal
for its next concert "The Crusaders."
by Niels Gudc, the Danish composer.
Glide was a pupil of Mendelssohn, and
his music shows the Influence of this
master as well a the distinctive ca
dence of the Scandanlvan folk song. It
l.s a descriptive and dramatic work in
three parts for mixed chorus and so
loists, and In text Is similar to Wag
ner's Tannhauser. It was brought out
in England at the Birmingham festival
in 1V76. and was also given at the- Pea
bodv Conservatory In IJaltlmotr under
Mr. Simon's direction a number of
years ago. All applications for mem
bership In the .Motet Choir should bo
made to Miss Jane Stler. ZZX It stnt
T. Arthur Smith, who is managing the
local-engagement of the Minneapolis
Svmphonv" Orchcstia. the urgatiizntlo.i
from the West which las: season de
scended upon this cit.v and wrote one of
its most brilliant musical pages. Is it)
receipt ' of a communication from Di
rector Kmil Oberhiiffer. advising him
that Maude Klotz will he the tololst on
the occasion of the coming concert 1
the orchestra at the New National Tlie
ter. Thursday afternoon. February .0.
nt 4:30 o'clock. Miss Klotz may readily
prove to be another find foii tho Wash
ington public, as the papers of tho
West and even many of the more staid
publications of New York and othe?
cltin. pronounce her to be one of Amer
ica's greatest sopranos.
Manv thcaleigoers who attended the.
premlei performance 'f "The. .Sunshine
Girl" last week were mstlned as to the
Identity "f the charming girl whose
song. "Here's To Lovc" was so rte
lichtfullv tendered, and who was the
recipient of a great .leal of applause.
She Is Miss ltutli Thorp, a niece of Ii.
anil Mrs Clarence Ilerschel. She has
appeared in man of the most success
ful of the recent llpht operas and musi
cal comedies, and her last engagement
was as prima duma with Damrosch's
op," a. "The Dove f Peace" When
thai Attraction closed recently. slie-te-cainc
Identified with the production In
which she appeared in Washintgon last
week. Though her name did not appear
upon the program, her -r.ork w "r,
Mich e-v-cellejiic that she von unstinted
prals- from all who honnl her.
The appearance of the Philadelphia Or
chestra under the direction of Lcoixlld
Stokowski at the New National The
ater on Thur3da afternoon. Fcbrunry
1' is already nroualng the greatest ,n
terest lu the musical and social world.
In .':-.l ion to the hi.IIM bo list,
ulilch li eludes Mrs. Tim. Mrs Leltcr.
Mr Revb.rr. Miv llltl. Mrs. Law
rence Townsenl. and .Madame I-.. Ilave
nlth. and the patroness I at which rei
i.sents musical and soda: and diplo
matic Wnsblnptoii. thcic has been a
"real desire to hcai the tnlented voung
?oniluitor of the Philadelphia Orchestra
who lias had the createst success of
any conductor I" vcar In taking up
the work In Philadelphia, and abov.
all. there Is a great Interest tu hear lh)
orchestra as it has been remade bv
llm..Jn.adlltlpn,tO Ysayc., An extreme
ly Impreislvt program has bn ar
ranged, and Ysayc, with the co-operation
of Mr. Stokowskl. will Interpret
two very notable concertos for the vlo
llnistlc. Vlottl being the first violin
compoasr who wrote in the modern
manner for violin and orchestra, while
the concluding .concerto will be a com
position by one of the greatest of mod
ern writers, Saiut-Saens, whose- B
minor concerto was composed In 1SS0.
over 100 years after Vlottl's composition
was first heard. Saint-Saens -wrote his
concerto for the great violinist, Sara
sate, but no one Intcrpretsthls number
is Ysaye does. It may also be said
.hat It has become the fashion to re
vive the Vlottl concerto, and some of
the most prominent violinists who have
been touring America and Europe this
year have made It a feature of their
programs, but all of them acknowledge
that In Interpreting the antiquated
music of Vlottl. Ysaye excclls them all.
At the Hlncs benefit performance at
the National Theater Thursday after
noon. Miss Mabel Roberts, soprano, in
both of her appearances, gave a splen
did promise of adding another name
to the list of-famous Southern singers.
Combining a charming personality and
a graceful presence with a beautiful
voice, which is full, clear, and excep
tionally sweet, she at once captivated
her audience. Her first selection, tho
Aria from Herodlade. "II Est Doux. II
Est Bon" (Massenet), showed the su
perior training of the young artist, and
her sympathetie appreciation of the
spirit of classical music.
The more florid passages of the aria
gave her the best opportunity for dis
playing these qualities, and she was
quick to take advantage of the possi
bilities of her selection.
In her second appearance on the pro
gram she showed her complete adapta
bility to the varied demands of concert
work. The "Chanson Triste" (Zlm
balfst) and "Yesterday and Today"
(Spross), she delightfully Interpreted,
and the rendition of these ballades
again revealed In marked degti-c tho
beautiful qualities of her voice.
Those who have found occasion, to
regret their failure to hear some of tho
musicians whom T. Arthur Smith has
presented to the Washington public
during the present season, will find
their remorse accentuated If they fall
to hear Madame Julia Culp at the Co
lumbia Theater TuesdAj afternoon at
Although she has but recently landed
on theftt shores, and but few are'fa'rnll
lar with her except'onal pbw-ers. to- the
member's of the "Dlplomntfp Coiiw, par
ticularly the European embassies, she
is known as probably the greatest of
the lieder singers, not even excepting
During the lust few jears she has
developed into a vocal phenomenon She
's possessed of a forte such as l.s com
mon only to dramatic singers, and has
a pianissimo mi .beautiful as almost to
For the Tuesday concert shq will be
heard In spmo of the compositions nf
Schubert. Brahms, Tchalkowsky. Lowe,
and Liszt, which w-'II afford her ample
opuortunltles to .display her remarka
Mme. Namara-Toye the ouiig to
prauo. arid Mr. Xaver Schurvyenka, the
composer a.id planl5T:"Wlll appear here
In Joint recital. In the fourth subscri
tion concert of the series, under Mi. s
Crytier's management, at the Columbia
Theater, Friday, February 7, at 1 W
o'clock. Mme. Namara-Tov s th
daughter of W. A. Binks. of las An
qe'es. heid of the Fruit trust. Sln
inherits her remarkable voice from her
mother, who vas known before i.ei
inarrlase as 'he "Forest 'ity Night
ingnle. ' Reports from Europe Im'l
Mine. Namitxa-Too as the greatest
young singer of the age Her voice .
of a rich warm tone, very hrilliallt
And flexible. During tlie i'bsI winter
rj.ro id, no salo.i was complete without
Mine "NaiiiHia-Toyp sue has refused
many offers with the pieat European
opera bouses to devote her talent l'ir
Ing the coming seuson exclusively to.
Concert woik ret in the sf"vp in which
W is reneraily given,. -hut In a more
operatic wav that Is. '-giving i-iogranis
in a crcat measure drawn from 'i-r
extensive rvpeitirfre' of the standard
and ii-odern French -ind Ita'lrin operas.
To tlie army of piano stinlcnLs :u-d
Plan-, teachers li. Amoilca too -visit
of Xaver Scharvvenks Is douhlv
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computer-pianist is ever able to help
tlie perplexed to grasp the meaning or
the much .ihiisetl word i"tcrpreta
tJon " He is inted with the few c-ta
ersatlle pianoforte virtuoso. When
Scliar-Aenka llaK Beethoven, one gen
the genuine Teutonic ,itnioplieie wi'li
Its depth and reliosnection. -when he
l.v8 Chopin, he is himself, a true o i
nf Poland, the land of romance W h-M
Sclia-we-ik-i perfoims a St Saeirc con
certo, all the cle-smice and prace of tin
Trlllc diH-inle an- revea'ed No one
evei lies lutes to .i..i"it the Sc.i.i'-weli!c-i
leiulitloiis as .mvth , bin ai -he.itir.
DO Y'W h(MV
APPEAR AS ELORIA
Elabdrate Setting to Be Shown
at Grand Opera Offering at
"Tosca," -with 4 Mary 3arden in the
title jole.Jwilllethe first of the offer
ings of thV'Chictgb Grand .Qpora. Com
pany at Chase'SnThfater JfTifay after-
noon, nt 2 q'cJock,;und aaconsexiucnco
it seems to .beiajiningtno jrreaiesr.
attention at '-the,, present tlmji. ft
will bo the "offering for the fo'lpwlnc
Friday afternoon, but seats .-for the, per
formance, as for the one of tjio current
week, t will be placed ,on. sale by T.
Arthur Smith tomorrow jnprxiln pjonipt
ly at &2b o'clock. For bothvOf. the per
formances the' complete productions -will
be brought fromhlcago with Jts tons
oi scenery ana properties, -ana nunareas
of employes "including' an orchestra of
seventy" musicians. 'under the leadership
of Ettorc Peroslo, and a chorus of
eighty voices. ..
The stage will be under the direction
of Fernand Almanz. Theatricalism of
temperament, jiylth a biting 'philosophy
and a sense ircif, humor unusual jlfor ono
electing to bo a. ptlmk dopba, lists' made
Mary Garden' -one o'f the "nfbst pic
turesque and potential personages of tho
time. It was only.lasnnonth that she
revealed .for the first, time her promised
Impersonation of Florla Tosca, for the
surprise and evident edification of an
Immense audience that completely filled
the Chicago Auditorium,
It "provejl to "be the most sensational
morsel advanced -since the frisking
revel after the call of the catnip in
"Salome." In casting about for new
worlds to conquer, it was natural that
this daring: and dashing genius should
have bee-n attracted by the masterful
melodrama-of Viqtorien Sardou. and as
his 'tragedy of "Tosca" had been cet
to music she swept down upon it is
something to be realistically regal
"anlzed will all the storm bells of
-passion rinclnir in unison.
Almost equally well adapted for the
role of Barone Scaxpla is Mario Sara
marco, who aside from Mary Garden
herself, claimed the major portion of
tho Interest on the occasion of the orig
inal performance- Jn the cast will .also
be found Arlstodemo Glorglnl, in the
role of Mario Cavaradossl; Leon Cam
pagnola. as Cctare Angelottl: Vlttono
Trevlsan. as II Sagrestano: Emlllo
Venturlnl, as Spoletta; Nlcolo Fossetta
ns Solar-one; tranK treiscn as uh
Carcerlere: and Minnie Egener, as Un
Pastore. . .
The production will be one or tne
most complete etr presented In this
cltv ns Andrpos Dinuel. general man
ager of the Chicago Grand Opera Com
pany, lias given nis personal aueuuvii
to the development of Washington as a
field of operatic endeavor, and Is giv
ing the city tho very best of which hhi
company is capable.
Sirs"' Helen Danohue DeYo", the artistic
soprano or "this city, will be the soloist
with the Washington Symphonj- Orches
tra at the Columbia Theater the after
noon or February 11. The unusual
beauty of the work of this vocalist is
well known to the musicians of Wash
ington. Mrs. DeYo has held the posi
tion of soprano soloist In several
churches In this city. Her personality
Is a particularly magnetic one, .and her
-olee Is or jnumaic wanmii, km"..v
sympathy and alluring color. Mrs. DeYo
.. nn ot much because of tho
waiting audience In front but rather
... .i. ,. inv nf it. Her powerful
and clear soprano voice will be heard
.. . - - ... ni" -Vli' fArflnn. uv-
in ine scviiu " ."
a novelty entitled "Suite Charr.cter-
,istlquc.""by A. Tregjna. will M iniro;
!duced by the orchestra under the direc-
i r""i-iliiHaii Hammer This com-
position Is notCd for Its exquisite tono
coloring anu "- . ,ri:
addition to the repertoire of the orches
tra Mendelssohn's symphony No. 3,
better Jwown as the "Scotch" sym
phony, will be the opening number.
surprise of Mx Features.
7 -llagnlHeent -AthleleH In Mir
rrlxInK Vrntn , at .itrencth and
Vjgintv. lJJe f the nincllBis
Bros.'" Clrcim. First Time In
In tbe Ao-ve-1 Mirprlsc I'licjlct.
"The Girl Who Dropped In"
"i-i Vllnstrrl JonKtres.
V l.ittlr Surprise in InKc-up ami
t liarH;r, l nngrs.
Sh a eifer -Sisters
:i Dnlnlv Little Ulrllrs In n lr
iirllni:lv I lever .singing aud Ilnue-
Van and Vadetie
In be !ernin Uanrlng -vBtrr,"
n cl Tlint Is MirprNlngl.v I'onuy
'11,1,1 Novel cntrllonnlst.
liil Ttls Will He n Kent surprise
Contlniioim .'t In t(l:::n.
rtx llitiilc ricture.
r - -
kMcCaijiutq LectuEc -
On Timely Topics
Five 'jTraveLLectureoc-Luxe" com
prise IJor.atcCaln'rf bourses this 4 sea
son at the 'Columbia Theater on Xlvo
successive Sunday evpnlngjv jcojnmenc
Ing February janai tin? iltcccsslve
Monday af ternopns, commeficing Feb-ruacj-,21.
. The subjects; arc, "CaJiada and
the Canadian Rockies;"-' "TB,j Balkan
States;" "Turkey, Yesterday and To
day;'r -"France, JYom Paria.4o Monte
Carlo," and, "Tunis and the? Sahara," to
be given In the order nametH
Mr. McCain's trips for lecture ma
terial last spring- and summer carried
him over a vast amount of territory, as
may be well Imagined from the'dlversl
fled subjects.. After gathering a wealth
of material for his lecture on Canada
from coast to coast, he hurried to Eu
rope and down into the Near EasL. for
conditions as printed In the newspa
pers told him early In the summerthat
trouble would be brewing la the 'Bal
kans before many months..
He was right, and his lectures on the
Balkan states and Turkey are about as
timely as one mi,iht wish. A. falling for
romance took him to Tunis anil Ihrnn
down to Biskra, where he made his
headquarters for various trips into the
Sahara. He returned to this country
by way of southern France.
Blue Danube Waltz
In "Merry ,Countess"
"The Merry Countess." characterized
as. a whirl of color, .donee, and sons;
tinctured with the alchemy of melodic
and . tuneful music and distinguished
by its original east and ensemble, di
rect from r the .Casino Theater, New
York, comes far the Belasco following
"The Painted Woman."
The score qf this operetta, composed
fay Jobann Strauss nur "Die Flelder
'rnaus," more than " flortr ears aso
and still recognized ux the, realization
of genuine comic opera. Is piquant,
rhythmic and at times eloquent.
?traus was, without doubt, the waltz
king of his .generation .and is today
without a peer.
It wss Johann Strauss who competed
"The BeautifuI'Blue Danube." the most
ingratiating waltr measure that ever
"lnrtdenetl hearts. This fascinating
Snclody lsi incorporated in "The Merry
Countess," and it is consiaerea uiat
such e mlnenl tcrpslchorean. artists as
th Kpwlthdnr: Dollr Sisters. Martin
Brown, and Maurice .Farkoa, and Jose
Collins --will be seen in the production,
little assurance is neded that its Joys
will be ideally interpreted
NewYork Will Have
Arabian Nights' Ball
New York Is promised a sensational
treat February 11, when all the monkey
dinners, -dog luncheons, and similar so
ciety pranks of. the past, will be dis
counted, ty'an "Arabian Nights. Ball
and Turkey 'Trot Contest, .given under
the auspices of Andre' de .FoUquleres,
the distinguished Parisian, who came to
New York, to teach Americans how-to
Animals, always popular with New
York society, "will have1 a conspicuous
part In the proceedings. Sixteen cam
els, bearing beautiful girls, are down on
the program- to-execute a "deaert glide,"
Likewise tmenty-slx- Egyptian donkeys,
slmlUrfy laden, t wilj execute; the "Nile
fomrstep."' J.i Pephaiitr. 1 Uid other
strange creatures will participate, and
one number Is described as a sacred
dance, dating bck to the days of
Pharaoh, which will be presented fav'
maids from ancient Egypt. -
' Prizes, aggregating Jl.COO In gold, await
the successful JI.000 for the best cos
tumes, and $3,CG0 to be divided among
the winners of the turkey trot con
test. Nearly all the theatrical folk In
the metropolis have interested them
selves In the event. I
nn I n t A Teawrsw aad Fire Otkr Kigks vd Fes
KH AVI 1 1 Hbtwes Taesday, $thxhj, Friiay
UJufjllJ W i Sahday. T Stteikg, GaJaTaes
Dwarfing All Other New York Winter ,
Garden Co. Productions
MOST IHZAIinK ASD BAKOCailK OF ALL, AMKH1CAX E"TliK-
In the -Most Sumptuoun and Startling Great While Wyfcoe eer
BROADWAY TO PARIS
Stascd by Sf il Wejburn.
All These Headliners. Are-Along
JAMKS SIDRTO.V. N
fJKOHGt: AUbTIX MOOIIK,
THE CHARLES AI1ERX THOUPF.
JASIKS E. DUFn,
AAD A BOUQUET OF 100 FK.ICR.MT KOSEBipS A.VD SUIR.TTC
I.NG VIOLETS KROJI THE GREAT WHITE. WAY. "
PRICES Evenings, $2.00 to 50q Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday Matinees, Best Seats, $1.00. No Higher
Saturday Matinee Highest Price $1.50
Next Week Get Seats No w February 10
THE HIT OF CHICAGO, KV YhlK. LONDON.
II. 11. KRA7.EE PRESENTS JAMKS MO.VTUOMEKVS COMEIU,
HB Vcu Baprnvd to hp- clean broke
KQP A JT V m rfunn anil nut aud WKif one altonctl
Ijtrllil fl L " to buld ''0'mH J"i to "nash' to
H H people hu bad lieen pltylnsr jon anil
IIIIIIPU" B nr J"" ncre ,,,rn halted an n inllllounlrc.
ItHIIIN t aH ! "bra you really had only ST, cenb. In
V I H jour pocket xvliat nould 3011 dof
The nTer lll be mlshty InterCJitlnRly told. at the BcIbmcu next vreek.
NOTE The King and Queen of Englaad saw this merry coaedy
TWICE, and so liked it they later sent the Yonng Prince of Wales
EEK OK KEBRl RY 17, AV1LLI M A. BRADV. LttL, Preaentt
IRE PAINTED WOMAN
MK.Rlt RMt RV VRKItERlr ARNOI.ll KI.MMEK.
Pi'aMSMIOrTUlT Ml Cll TALKED OK VXD MOST CHARMING
SLstnaKfiAagMKIIIIKK OK MUSICAL COMEDVS KOIAL FAMILY
The Merry Countess
THE WISE WILL ORDER SEATS NOW.
! SZ- i .
Planning Tip flays
rr ti t- i . ,
The, ltorao,of the Payera'pb, of
Wahington,' "at i2W New York' avenue.
Is a boo hive of activity, with prepara
tions for the"tWo tausicjir plays which
the club will, shortly pVoducc.
The first plijC- "GraoSeind Runne,"
a musical farce in two acts, by Preston.
Gibson, with, music by Louis Iungerich
"3fatthews. which will be presented at
tho Playhouse for five performances,
beginning February 10, for the benefit
of local charities. Is inactlvcehcariial,
and 'Is jrapldiy bfi!-i TvbJppVtf into
shape. Rehearsals are being held every
afternoon and thrcendghts a Week, and
the enthusiasm and large attendance
on each occasion Is but an indication of
the club spirit which has placed thl
organization In the Important position
in local 'amateur theatricals which" it
now holds and which It has attained
in less thsji a year of existence. In
onler to prevent any. bitches In th
club's tlrst really pretentious produc
tion, every speaking part in ''Grabbc
and Runne'" has a thoroughly compe
tent understudy, who will be rehearsed
carefully, and wll thus be able to go
into tho- role at a moment's notice If
The production will be staged by P.
W. Evans, second. vlc president nf
tha Players' Club, ivho has put on iorc-i
of the most artistic 'successes given W
The' Players Club is also acftveV bv
work on "Decatur of Dakota' ar musi
cal comedy by Willard Holcemb.'the
scenes of which are laid at the United
States Naval Academy at ' Annapolis. .
during" Jone week, -
Frances Starr Returns
In "Case of Beckys ;
No event of the theatrical- seasoa )
will surpass in interest tho retHrn-tf
Frances Starr ih "Tho Case, of Beck-,"
February n, to tho NatlonatyThcatsrv
where this" powerful Belasco productioa
first starMd on Its career, and then
hurried away to other cities iefore
the Washington public fully realized
the greatness of the playor the mas
terly art or the clever Belasco -actress
"The Case of Becky."- a powerful
drama by Edward Locke, -aroused end
less discussion,- for Jts noyelty and
daring, as wen as by reason of Mr
flawless production. ' The Company
come almost direct from a veritable
triumph at the Belasco Theater, -Manhattan,
where reports tell us. MLss
Starr won the success of "jer'careet -a
success so postlve in fact, that hr
Iraperspnation' 'was declared- to- rank
among the greaX portraits-of the stage-
CUcaf Gra-rrd Oyera Gfaay
Twt Friday Afti
Feb. 7, CHCitock
Xa& AllrSlar Cwitj
Feb. 14, 2 O'CftjcIf
- And All-Star Cast
Tteketx, $C0O. S3LOO, S3.O0, VZ59, Z.9B.
Now Klllng at T. Arthur Smith's Agency,
in Sanders &. Stayman's. 1CI F t.
CORDELIA HA AG EU
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