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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY MARCH 4, 1913:
1 tLllfrl I l) I 1 1. 1 M 1G (JHXDI.G SUNDAYS)
i v jki. .M)jcnos TiMJi. Company.
tJ-'l- A LNSIA LtHLlM.. 1 JNNSYI-VAXIA AVEXUF,
I i.t.i ;. .Mhuscj, l'rcs H.
J rnl . Walker. Treasurer and
"K .AI. .Sl SI"NIA stf-"U .
Entered at tht PoJtofJlro at WaHlilncton.
Washington, I). C, Tucsdaj,
For the splendid, co'orful, beautiful, and unique
" pageant that they presented yesterday afternoon, the
leaders of the suffrage movement are entitled to
more than congratulations. They
when it comes to political demonstrations, the ladies,
though not so experienced in the business, know a
good many things very much vorth while, that the
men seem never to have thought about.
It was altogether a good thing for the suffrage
cause that the demonstration provided an impressive
'contrast of masculine inefficiency and feminine effi
ciency. The outrageous failure of the Police De
partment to do its duty properly, and the ill-mannered
exhibition of a jostling, boorish crowd of
roughs along the Avenue, provided a sombre back
ground against which the organization, earnestness
and determination of the women stood out in most
Whatever took place to mar the occasion was
testimonial to the incapacity or worse of the
"stronger" sex. Everything that helped to make the
occasion the sr,lendia success that it was, testified to
the real strength and capability of the "weaker" sex.
PRESIDENT WILSON'S INAUGURAL.
President Wilson's inaugural address has the
merit of brevity. It is brief enough to be read by all
newspaper readers and this is a distinct advantage
over most inaugural addresses.
What Mr. Wilson says in this first message to the
people of America, is not startlingly definite. For
the most part it breathes of reform. A note of uplift
pervades the entire effort. It is much the sort of
utterance we frequently get from the pulpits of the
country. In a definite way it specifies the tariff as
chief of the iniquities and crimes of a benighted
system. The President, further blames our money
system and our wastefulness as a nation. The ad
dress does not make it clear how these iniquities
are to be overcome. The outworking of reforms will
naturally be a development, and in the absence of a
positive, clear cut knowledge of how they can be
effected, the indefinite treatment of the subjects is
commendable in our new Executive.
Save for its brevity, however, there is nothing
striking about the message. It says nothing to give
courage and confidence to industry and finance. It
lays-down no lines for constructive statesmanship.
It has no note ringing with the dominancy of genuine
leadership. On the- other hand, the message is not
seriously disturbing. What Mr. Wilson said con
cerning the tariff he has said before, and it does not
foreshadow more drastic legislation against it than
we had a right to expect, when we elected him Presi
dent All in all the message does not reveal very
. clearly what the outworking of the Wilson Adminis
tration will be, other than in uplift and reform.
PARTY PLEDGES ON CANAL TOLLS.
The new Democratic Congress will be confronted
by the alternative of rejecting the party platform
pledge in favor of exempting American coastwise
ships from Panama canal tolls or of flying in the
face of everwhelming public opinion. The situation
"illustrates as few other things have done the folly of
delegating to a few shirtsleeved men the duty of
hatching a platform overnight in the stress of a
national nominating convention.
When this platform was hurriedly read in the
convention at midnight and rushed through without
a dissenting vote, the question of canal tolls was not
seriously considered. A provision for exempting
coastwise ships had been inserted in the canal bill
and passed. It was defended as a form of subsidy
which would stimulate American shipping greatly.
But now from one end of the country to the other
there is a chorus of opinion that a blunder has been
committed, that transportation of coastwise commerce
by way of the canal is so much cheaper than railroad
service across the continent that a subsidy in the
form of exemption from tolls will go into the pockets
of the steamship combine without lowering rates to
the public, and that the deficit in the cost of main
taining the canal must come from the purse of the
But if exemption can be defended from the Dem
ocratic platform as a text, so can anti-exemption.
Separated from the exemption plank by only two
sentences is a declaration against "bounties or sub
sidies from the public treasury" for ships. Can
there be any doubt that remission of canal tolls is
a subsidy, especially since Secretary Knox has ad
vanced that plea in his communication to the British
government? The platform, therefore, may be a
real refuge for Democratic statesmen who are try
ing to get on the right side, as well as a defense for
those on the other side.
THE PROGRESSIVES IN 1913.
It is not by the 550,000 fund raised by the Massa
chusetts Progressives at their birthday dinner of
February 22 nor by the determination to add as much
more that the prospects of this party is to be gauged
or measured. It is by the spirit of the organization,
its steadfast devotion to the vital principles of social
welfare and its manifest ability to keep close to the
people. The solidity and generosity of the actual
financial support are material evidence to convince
the calculating politician of the resources which the
Progressive party has at its command. But it is the
extent to which the entire membership of the Pro
gressi s- party is ready to give to it and to work foi
source of the
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March 4, 1915.
have been done
any other city of
in this country.
know a few facts
antee order and
he was confident
after one on March
At any rate,
tence aroused very
H. TiUicriiipton. -
it, without regard to any personal benefit, which
stamps its great underlying strength. It is the en
thusiasm with which the rank and file are aligned in
the movement that is the great promise of its sure
and strong advance. The effort which has been made
and the endeavor that is planned is directly to secure
the human rights which were fundamentally at the
party's foundation. The program of
legislation for betterment of conditions as presented
furnish ample proof that what is
done is constantly and aggressively that which will
help the people and will meet their real needs.
A party made up direct from the people by per
sonal appeal, managed by the people, financed by the
mass of the people and determined to secure by law
social and industrial justice for the people has a
force which has by no means been fully reckoned
with. It must go forward. The showing of 1912
was remarkable. But with the cause, the organiza
tion, the spirit and the opportunity of 1913 promise
to make the demonstration in Massachusetts even
FAILURE OF THE POLICE
In the presence of the national gathering which
has come to Washington at this festival season, it is
a humiliating necessity which compels admission that
the police service of this city acquitted itself with
peculiar discredit yesterday.
The police arrangements for the splendid suffrage
pageant were inexcusably bad. The thing could not
so badly, we confidently believe, in
the first class, or of the second class,
The ladies who came as guests of Washington,
and who marched in the procession, are entitled to
about the situation as to policing.
When the request was first made for police pro
tection, Major Richard Sylvester, long Poo Bah of
police in this town, replied that he could not guar
protection if the ladies marched on
Pennsylvania avenue. It was never made clear why
that he could protect a parade on
March 4, but equally confident that he could not look
3. But that was his attitude.
Major Sylvester's plea of incompe
little sympathy, and the President
of the United States sent word to the suffragists that
if the Washington police could not assure order,
Federal troops would be assigned to the task. The
result of this proposal was that the Police "Depart
ment undertook it.
Undertook it, apparently, with no real purpose
of making good. The performance of yesterday was
a disgrace. Up about the Capitol, where the pageant
formed and started, arrangements were excellent.
Congress was there, watching the performance. And
so far as Congress could see, everything was ex
cellent. But as soon as the marchers had passed a few
squares down the Avenue, they were in an uncon
trolled mob of hoodlums. This mob found no police
to restrain it practically none and did as it
pleased. The women were hooted, jeered, and in
sulted. Ribald and obscene remarks were shouted
at them indiscriminately.
As the parade approached Newspaper Row the
short section of Pennsylvania Avenue marked by the
office buildings of the Post, the Star, and The Times
there seemed manifest effort to improve condi
tions. But it was too late. The surging crowds of
unrestrained hoodlums had broken the parade into
sections; they could not be forced together again
after they entered this new zone of safety; and the
whole affair broke into a pitiful demonstration of the
incapacity, not of the women who had staged the
magnificent spectacle, but of the local police estab
lishment. It will not do for the police and municipal au
thorities to plead that they had not sufficient force.
They knew how to get re-enforcements. When in
quiries were made about getting cavalrymen to assist
the police, it was explained that cavalrymen would
not be resigned unless their assistance was asked by
the District government or the police authority. It
j not asked.
Either the police authority did not care to give
good protection, or else it was not intelligent enough
to foresee that it had a real task to deal with.
We might accept the charitable theory of unin
telligence, were it not for the fact that utterly in
adequate re-enforcements had been requisitioned.
Boy Scouts were distributed along the line of march,
to make a pretense and they made a heroic effort,
it must be said at coping with the crowds. But the
same foresight that caused the Boy Scouts to be called
into service, might reasonably have understood that
this was not child's play. The cavalry finally had
to be called into service, and they .did excellent work.
It is inconceivable that they were not asked for in
time to make their services the guarantee of a well
organized and properly directed parade.
Tnis affair amounts to a scandal. In any other
American city, it would cause a police revolution.
It ought to cause one here. In New York the suf
fragists marched at night, on narrow and crowded
Fifth avenue; yet they were given perfect protection
and absolute security. It was the fault of absolutely
nobody but the police, that Washington did not do
as well yesterday.
This is not the time to discuss other instances
of the remissness of pur expensive police organiza
tion. That discussion will come in dye time, if
proper attention is given to the affair of yesterday.
There ought to be instant move for inquiry to place
the responsibility for what happened. Major Syl
vester's unwillingness, from the very beginning, to
allow the ladies to parade on Pennsylvania avenue,
points to him as the gentleman who has the chief
explaining to do.
In the realm of police authority, Major Sylvester
seems to entertain about the same sympathetic and
gallant attitude toward the ladies that Congressman
Heflin assumes toward suffrage. It does not occur
to us at the moment that the policing of this town
should be conducted by an officer who is unwilling
to protect women because they do not agree with
his precise views of public policy.
THIS & THAT
With SofHrlimcs m Itllie mfthr Other
POME: INAUGURATION DAY.
Inauguration day is here;
It permeates the atmosphere;
I simply want to make it clear
Inauguration day is here.
And when inauguration's gone,
What will he left to kick upon?
And what will people write about
Who have to turn a column out?
Statistics show that there are almost
as many people flouting "Wilson, and
Marshall banners as there are selling
The sentiment of the crowd, in fact, is
all In favor of the "I-should-worry-everybody's-dolng-lt-
out - for - a - good
ttme" stuff. Which argues a State of
We have it from one high in author
ity, however, that Mr. Wilson is not
affecting one of the "I-shouId-worry"
Nowhere to be, at the instant of
telephoning this paragraph to the of
fice. Is Just at the edge of the crowd.
.ne and one-half 'miles from the spot
where Mr. Wilson is delivering the In
augaddress. This being the day on which Presi
dent, he was when this was w'ritten,
Taft's Initials cease to stand for White
House and mean nothing but William
Introducing, ladles and gentlemen,
ex-President-elect Woodrow Wilson!
The Weather: RAIN.
As we polka to press. Mr. Taft is in
the act of being cxed.
The so-called police are on the Job
Some of the special policemen don't
look especially special.
Mr. Wilson, permit us to present the
gentlemen of the Marine Band. The Mar
rine Band, Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson and
the ancient mariners are going to be
real chummy during the next four
years, and many a Ume and oft will
Woodrow come down stairs and enter the
blue room to the strains of the familiar,
to the Marine Band, Star-Spangled
Banner. Our heart goes, out to Mr.
Taft, and will the Tale Glee Club
Club please practice up on the S.-S. B?
Or elcbt, depending on your polltlci.
Were this any but lnaugday, we could
contrive to get a passable wheeze out
of the cord-ons of police and the miles
of rope they're guarding. But you've
no Idea how lnaugday dulls the intel
lect. Or perhaps you have.
One of the joys of Inaugtlme Is to
perch on high, and, gazing tranquilly
down, watch the seething multldue
seeth and seeth and seeth.
There being, discredit us no atom,
some self-starting, six-cylinder seethcrs
among said multitude.
The supply of living ex-Presidents has
this day been Increased 100 per cent, al
though some faceUous Individuals would
claim SO per cent as the figure.
But who. If any, knows how many
living ex-VIcc Presidents there are?
An oil portrait of Riley Marshall for the
first correct answer.
The visitors have gathered (verb In
transitive). The hotels have gathered
No. Inauga, It Isn't necessarily true
that fatigue uniforms are so called be
cause they make one tired. Guess
The New Tork "Sun," which up to
now we have considered a llnancial au
thority, has a unique conception of the
Inaugsltuatlou. As witness it's subhead.
It's a Way They Have.
G. S. K.: I note that the lunch-
room. In an excess of enthusiasm,
has covered up every wall prii-e-llst In
the place with an Amerli.an flas.
Care-free and not giving u hang, we
are larking through the Inaugcolumn
with an easv conscience, and letting
tomorrow take care of Itself Who ever
heard of March 5. anhoW
Today the short, fat man stands a
short, fat chance.
It's a sick wind that blow no decora
The Black Horse Cavalry hae soma
very fine brown horses.
Or it the Blni.lv Horse Culverj?
We hope the fireworks
Mr. Taft, when President. utd to
have four copies of The ' Times" de
livered at the White Hoti'e eery after
noon. Does Mr. Wilson, too. Intend to read
the column: a g
"Bought and Paid For" Stirs
Hearts of Those Who See
Play for First Time.
r Two phases of everjrday life, ono
which Intimately concerns a very rich
oung man, and the other that more
familiar type a very poor young" man.
so ingeniously coptrasted In dramatic
effect that It plays alternately on the
humor and then tugs at the heart
strings, Is presented In the remarkable
four-act drama, "Bought and Paid For,''
seen for the first time in Washington'
last night. ;
To say that "Bought and Paid For"
Is a. great play, th'at It Is out; of the
ordinary, "has the combined merits of
several other recent successes that have
preceded, anj the like Is putting it
mildly. "Bought and Paid For" Is In
tensely human. There Is Just enbagh
comedy in It, adroitly balanced with
tugs at the heart, to grip an audience
from the rise to the fall of the curtain.
The story unfolds -the marriage of a
millionaire to a girl who all her life
has been In humble circumstances. He
married her without wooing. The
couple are happy until It develops he is
a periodical drunkard. In one of his
drunken fits, he tells her he has bought
and paid for her. She Immediately be
gins to balance -the legality of her mar
riage against the morality and right of
It. The determination to leave him Is
inevitable. Both husband and wife
realize they love each other and perma
nent separation Is prevented by the
subterfuges. of a brother-in-law.
A secondary storv of love and waver
ing fortunes provides a vein of comedy
that Is rich and refreshing. Frequently
throughout the drama the activities of
greatest importance are woven about
Mr. and Mrs. James Gllley, the princi
pals in the secondary story.
Acting Is Excellent,
As Virginia Blaine, the telephone
girl, and Robert Stafford, the million
aire, Julia Dean and Charles Rich
man offer the most thoroughly con
vincing characterizations they have
ever submitted for the Capital's ap
proval. Miss Dean, whom Washing
ton looks upon almost with a feeling
of proprietorship, portrays the har
assed 'wife with sympathy and discre
tion, sharing with Mr. Rlchman the
credit for an unusually rational and
human third act..
Mr. Rlchman's, second act drunken
scene was a particularly adept, bit of
acting. Agnes De Lane and William
Harrgan.,Mrs. and Mr. Gllley, respec
tively, fill the comedy roles with tre
mendous success. Their performances
are on the -high level maintained by
the remainder of the cast.
, With a 111. of seven numbers, the
management or cnase s, nome oi pome
vaudevrfle,,! hasarranged for inaugural
visitors o program filled with features
of a high order. Standing room was at
a premium at the opening performances,
and this will probably be the rule for
the entire weei$. '
The"feature ofnlhe bill Is John F.
Conroy., billed y the. world's greatest
life-saver, 'Who has' rescued 137 persons
from drowning and has been awarded
medals by Andrew Carnegie, the Massa
chusetts Humane Society, Congress,
and the hero emblem of the U. S. V.
L.-S. Corps. Assisted by two beauti
fully formed women, Mr. Conroy opens
hlsiact.with a--number of artistic poses,
closing this part of his program with
an exhibition' of his wonderful physical
development. This Is followed with a
handsomely staged diving act. In which
the three artists show Just how easily
It Is done. Washington has seen sev
eral diving acts, but the Conroy act,
which 'Is devoted entirely to diving. Is
The Jonly Duo give a performance of
perch and hand-balancing which Is a
thriller, and held the audience spell
bound. Nonette, a vlollnlste of excep
tional merit, gives several classical se
lections, which she follows with the
latest rag-time numbers. She has a
delightful voice, which she uses to ad
vantage. The "Lawn Party" Is a sketch pre
senting a company of Juveniles, headed
'by William J. Dooley, the various mem
bers of which give imitations of the
leading actors and actresses of the day.
Plenty of comedy Is Injected by Dooley
as the sheriff.
Lora, the girl In the parrot, gives a
clever exhibition of psychic phenome
non. Gordon and Marx, with their
frightful butchery of the English lan
guage, and the same old pitcher of beer,
keep the audience convulsed for about
twenty-two minutes. Louise Stlckney's
dogs and a pony, with a comedian as
sistant, opens the bill and gives It a
The Klncmacolor pictures present a
dramatic story. "The Pearls of the Ma
donna." The plpo organ recitals pre
vious to performances and at Intermis
sions attract many to the promenade
"Where the Trail Divides.'' tho
three-act drama In which Iiobcrl lido
son starred two jears atro. Is the
Academy bill this week The scene
Is laid in the West, and the play
tells th stoiy of an Indian's mis
take In marrying white ulrl It Is
after four months of married life that
tho coupl realize that the mnrrlao
Is a mistake, that there Is some
iiil.ilo intangible barrier wnlch
.-.tandi, between the inturnuirriiKo of j
I.andor, the Indian, thnn leav.s his
wife to marry tho man she xliould
have mairleil at tlrst The Indian and
his bride "f a tpw months have
le.tched thf pl.icf nlrri' the trail di
vide", and there Is no use In attcmiit
liiK to kindle oe w li re love was
not destined to lie kindl -d
Jlunv of the arguments tixuallv .ul
vnnced against the liiterniitrrl.ige of
Ihe races is embodied In tile ilrimn,
.ind several -enes verve to aeeentunte
the boasted stoicism of the Ited Itace.
IT.irl Koss appearw as Ma-Wa-Cha-Sa
known is How Lnndnr. the role
foi merly played lv Mr ndeson. aril
acts the part acceplalilv Hess Lan
dor the Kirl. Is vivified b Hdlth Mao
Hamilton, who acquits hijiself cred
Itablv. The other members of the
cast "do ther share lowaid making
the production a success
Can't Talk to Mother.
NEW YORK, .Manh -(As an Infant.
Frnncls Szatnol. aped tlilt t-en. was
placed In an Institution lie has Just
returned there, because lie cannot speak
Lithuanian and his mother doesn't un
Georgetown Aluminus Dies.
Vincent Levins fan oil aced thlrtv
four. formerly of WashlnRton. and Rimt
uate of tbe 1P01 class or tJeorKetown
I'nlvers ty, died at Buffalo 'esterdav.
after lingering Illness. Interment will
be Thursday morning at Pateraon.
I .. r r i i
Billie Burke Scores
, InBinefo giay,
OUITE the most serious thing
Bllllc Burke ever attempted I
"The 'Mind the Paint1 Girl"
which she ' ptajed " before
a crowded house last night In
the National Theater,- and in
which she will be seen throughout the
remainder of the week. When one
thinks of Blllle. Burke, one's mind con
jures up something fluffy and pink and
white and sweet, something that appeals
to the eje as welj asr the tastif, like
the meringue on fop of a strawberry
parfalt. She Is so altogether sweet and
captivating that one asks for nothing
else, being thoroughly satisfied with her
saucy little ways, the music rn ner voice,
and her pleasing 'personality.
But now this Is 'changed. Blllle Burke
has emerged from the state of being' a
fluttering young butterfly 'person, and
has become a serious and painstaking
actress. 'She rises to the occasion In a
manner that Is surprising to those who
have watched her dramatic career close
ly.. I didn't believe she had It in he'r,
I am free to confess. .
The play Is one that suits her to the
ground. It Is Interesting, and has sev
eral novel situations, and the happy
finish which tells the audience that they
"lived happily ever after," pleases.
Story of the Play
In Which She Stars.
Billy Burke impersonates Lily Parra
dell, a London musical comedy star.
Her father kept a green grocer's shop
before he failed then died, leaving Lily
to make a living -for nerself and her
mother by pasting gilt strips on. passo
partout pictures". The girl practically
grew up in the streets, until she learned
how to dance, and was given a place
In the chorus. Their sne was given
the song "Mind the Paint," and she
sang It so well that all London came
to know her as "The Mind -the Paint
Girl" at the time the curtain goes up
on the first act.
Now she Is a star and a -young lord Is
iii love with her. and this love affair
forms the nucleus of the plot. Lily
lives In a -luxurious house in Blooms
bury, with her true type of stage
mother, and a host of male and female
friends are constantly calling; upon her.
bringing flowers and gifts. They all
like Lll, because she Is a good sort?
nothing Immoral about her, though she
Is surrounded by the sort of life that
might have caused almost any girl to
stray from the narrow path of virtue.
Everybody believed in Lll, and her
hous4! was the rendezvous .of them all.
These admirers are arawn with Pi
nero's usual skill. There Is an old
chap whom Lily calls uncle.. He admits
that he Is married, but that his wife
leaves the drama to him. It Is he who
brings young Lord Farncombe to meet
Lily, and of course there Is lpve at
'first sight. There Is a tremendously
grouchy old captain hanging around LMI
who has always wanted to marry her,
and who brings her home from the the
ater every night; ,
Second Act Supper
Rather Gay Affair.
The second act shows a supper given
in honor of LH's birthday, which takes
place ln the' -foyer of ' the music hall
after the audience bad departed. The
Gloomy Gus of a captain has not been
invited, because his presence would
have been In the nature of a kill-Joy,
but he disguises himself as a waiter,
and attends the affair anyway.
The supper is a .rather gay affair,
where all of the men are typical round-
By Louis JosepTi Vance
Synopsis of Preceding Chapters.
Hug-h ilorton Whlt&ker. a yoane law
yer, has teen doomed by specialists to
an early death. He goea to a hotel, de
termined to end hla Ufa. and there Ana
an unknown girl who 1 about to commit
ulell beeaiue ihe baa been deserted oy
a man ho ran off with her to be mar
ried, but who disappeared Juit after taey
started. Whltaker offers to marry the
ghVMary Ladlilaa, to protect ber good
name." and they are married a Mr. and
Mr. Morten. Immediately after the cere
mony they go separate ways.
By a curlom twist of fate Whltaker
regains hla health, but Is reported drown
ed In tha South aea. After six pros
perous yeara In Australia he returns to
New lork Just In time to attend the
farewell performance of 8ara Law, a
prominent theatrical star, who la leaving
the atage to become the wife of Carter
Drummnnd, Whttaker's lawyer. In tha
mldet of tho play the great actress
recognlxea Whltaker as her supposedly
dead husband and the curtain Is hastily
rung down. Drummond la reported to
have leaped .to his death from High
A retired detective named Ember cames
to Whltaker with the abounding nes
that ha knows the whole story, la In
love with Whttaker's wife, and. further
more, that he has seen Drummond since
hie reported suicide Whltaker Is as
saulted In his rooms, and limber take
him to his bungalow on Long Island
and leaves him.
Whltaker makes the acquaintance of a
young lady who lives next door by foi
lowing" her to a beach, where he ha a
fight with a man who Is spying on the
lsdy and whom he mistake for Drum
mond Whltaker twists his ankle, and the
voung lady helps him home. Ember re
turns, with no trace of Drummond. Dur
ing the night some one enters the hduse
and stealthily makes fur Whltaker's door.
CHAPTER XII. (Continued.)
Moonshine and Candle-Light.
LEAPING from a sitting position
with a bound that was little less
than a flight throuKh the air, the
Chinaman caught him half way.
Then followed a bhriek, a heavy fall
that shook the bungalow, the report cf
a revolver, sounds of scuffling.
Whltaker, half dazed, found himself
standing ln the doorway, regardless c'f
his Injur j.
He recognized, as one who dreams,
and yet knows he dreams. Ember light
ing candles, calmK applying the flame
of a taper to one after another as he
made a round of the sconces. The
moonlight paled and the windows
turned black as the mellow radiance
brightened in the room
Then a sllRht movement In the shadow
cast by the table drew his attention to
file floor. Sum Fat was kneelinK there,
on all four nbove sometiilng that
breathed heavllv and struggled without
Whltaker's sleep-numbed faculties
cleared. He set a shoulder against the
casing of the door and bore the bal
ance of his weight upon the sound
"Ember!" he cried, "what in the name
of all things strange "
Ember threw him a flickering smile.
"Oh! there you arc." ne said, cheer
fullv. "I've got something interesting
.i ... ,.,i nm Fat" he stooped
and picked up an object from the floor,
which Whltaker saw to be a revolver
"you may let him up now. If vou think
he's safe." . . '
"Safe enousli," aim rui ror. , Li
ning. "Had plenty." . . ,.
He placcfl himself on suard by the
flForr an Instant his captive seemed
reluctant to rise Free he lay with
out moving, sewing his breath In
Breat. heaving sobs, only his eyes
ranged ecnselesslv from Ember's face
to WhltaUer's, and hack, agnin. and
his hands opened and closed convulsively.
rSays Jalif Murdoch
ers. and tho women comedy show- girls.
Tnere are one or two raw spots In this
act, and after much champagne has
been consumed., and.cayety Is at Its
height. It is not surprising that one of
the guests should stand on his head,
an a natural, result of . too much liquid
rfrc8hment, or that one of the John
nies should dance with a girl that has
fallen asleep. ,. . '
The real dramatic portion of the play
comes In the third act. when the dance
ils over, and a few of LIl's friends come
to her house, JU3& as the morning sun
streams In at the windows. All de
part save the yourig lord, who asks Lll
to become his wife' She refuses him.
telling him of her own early struggles,
and her rise from the humblest oC
' Then the captain enters. He has let
himself Into the house with the key
which Lll has given him to keep, so
that when he brings her at home at
night, she wilt not have to fumble In
her pocket for it. He thinks the worst
that can be thought of Lil's presence
alone with a young lord, and says the
worst, too, carried Into a rage by' his
ugly. Jealousy. Lily turns .on. him like
an alley cat. and lays him out in a
little scene that Is humanity 'dramatic.
She uses the low, abusive language of
the class from which she eprung. and
completes the- picture of the; character.
When it 'develops that the young
lord meant honorable marriage with
Lily, the captain sees his error, and in
art instant he is changed from a char
acter whom' the audience " could only
regard as disagreeable, to one of
melancholy dignity. ' He tells the
young lord how Lll has kent him
dangling after her, when he should
nave oeen making a- career lor mm
self. This-gDeech-makes -a Drofound
impression upon. Lily, She has already
reiusea trie lord, now sne accepts the
captain in a stormy fit of penitent
weeping, ana tne two men go out to
All 'Ends Lovely
In the Last Act;
In the last act they come back. The
captain has braced up, and has de
cided to go to South Africa, and make
a man of himself. Unterrifled by the
disclosure of Lily's commonness, and
her disposition, the lord again presses
Tils suit; and Lily accepts him. The
vulgar old motner who drops her h s.
tops off their happiness by the reflec
tion that the music hall Is certainly
doing its best to rejuvenate the Brit
The merits of the play He almost en
tirely in the' third act. The deeper
dramatic merits He almost entirely la
the character delineation of Lily: Miss
Burke looks the part of the young music
hall artist to perfection and she.slngsher
little songs with Just about the right
lack of vocal equipment. It's a pretty
little study she gives of the cockney
gutter child, grown, up into a dainty,
pretty young woman, with a thin veneer
of world-polish covering her real char
acter. She Is a lady in speech, dress,
and looks, yet there is entirely a clever
overlay, and here and there moods of
crusty temper break through. She has
charm, yet she is sad to contemplate,
and even -when her romance ends hap
pily, and the young lord Anally wins I
her. trie audience renects mat sne is a
selfish little minx, without the mental
caliber to stick to a generous impulse
over night, and they feel sorry for
the young lord and his future.
Not an easy part to play, yet Miss
Burkeplaya. it. with conviction that
leaves nothing tA.be. desired. The com
pany is a large- onei. .numbering almost
forty peopled The play has-been' staged
with the usual 'Frohman lavlshness. and
Miss Burke wears a number of beauti
ful and artistic gowns and negligees of
the true Billie Burke type of fluffiness
and laclness. ,
Ember strode to his side and stood
over him, balancing the revolver in
"Come." he said. lmpatlentlyt .."up
with youl" v
The man sat up as if galvanized by
fear, gpt more slowly to his knees,
and then.' grasplnr the edge of the
table, dragged himself laboriously to
a standing position. He passed a
hand uncertainly across his mouth,
brushed thet hair out of 'his, eyes and
tried to steady himself attempting to
Infuse defiance Into his-nir. 'even If
lie was cornered,- beaten and con
vinced of hls-helplessness.
Whltaker's Jaw dropped and his
eves widened wjth wonder and pity
He couldn't deny the man. yet he
found It hard to believe that this
quivering, shaken creature, with his
lean" and pasty face, and desperate,
glaring1 eye, this man ln rough,
stained, soiled and" shapeless gar
ments, could be Identified with the
well-set-up. prosperous and confident
man of affairs he remembered as
Drummond. And yet they -were one.
Appalllnz to contemplate the swift
devastating course of moral degen
eration, spreading like gangrene
through all the man's physical and
"Ta.se a tjood look." Ember advised
grimly. "How about that pet myth
thing now? What price the astute
sleuth eh Forhaps you'd like to
make a few more funnv cracks about
mv slmr! faith in hallucinations."
"Good Heavens'." said Whltaker lrt
a low voice, "unable to remove his
ga7e from Drummond.
"I had a notion he's been hanging
around," Ember went on. "I thought
I saw somebody hiding In the woods
this afternoon, and then I was sure I
saw him skulking around the edges of
the clearing after dinner. So I set Sum
Fat to watch, drove back to the village
to mislead him. left my car there and
walked back. And sure enough
Without comment Whltaker. unable
to stand any longer without discomfort,
hobbled to a chair and sat down.
"Well?" Drummond demanded harshly
In a quaverlne snarl. "Now that you've
sot me. what're you going to do with
There was a high, hjsterical note In
his voice that struck unpleasantly on
Kmber'js ear. He cocked' his head to one
side, studv inp the man Intently.
Drummond flung himself a step away
from the table, paused and again faced
his cantors with a braggart manner.
Well?" he cried again. "U ell?
Ember nodded toward W hitaker. Ask
him " he -mid briefly.
Whltaker shook his head It was
difficult to think how to dal with this
trapped animal, so wildlv different from
the cultivated gentleman he alwas hart
in mind when he thought of Drummond.
The futilltv of attempting to deal with
him according to any code recognized
by men of honor was wretchedly ap-
Drummoml." ha said slowly, "I vJsh
you hadn't done this thing."
Drummond laughed dlscordantlv.
"Keep vour meaty-mouthed compassion
for voiirself." he retorted, sneering.
"I'm no worse than you, only I got
caueht." , .
WhltaVer gave a gesture of despair
"If vou'd onlr ben content to keep
out of the way! If only you'd let me
alone" ' . ,,
"Tln you" let Sara'Law alone, d you
heirt" , , ,
'Surprised Whltaker paused before
renlvlng. "Please understand." he said
nuletlv. "that Mrs. Whltaker Is seeking
divorce from me. After that. If ' shcfToriely tramp through two miles of
lino nnv us for vou. I have no objec
tion to your marrvlng her. And as for
the, monev vou stole. I have said noth
ing about that Intend to sav nothing.
If vou'd had the sense to explain things
to me: if I could count on you to leave
me alone, and .not try -again to murder
Opera Favorite-ifr Capital, arid
Apparently' Loses Mone' of
Its Charm Witfi Agfc ' v
0 lt3Lthlrd appearance, in .yVahlngj
ton, the "Pink- ,Lady" .charmed a capa
city audience af'the .Columbia Teeaterj
last night, and' it seems as.lt Its-popularity
grows greater, like wine, with
age. The company Is the sarBeprc
tically as- that whlch-came before this
season, and It presented the" operaAwith.
taste and ability. t
Hazel Dawn, as Claudlne. the Pink
Lady, was her own attractive, self. Her
every appearance -was.greeted -witta'ap-plause.
and sho was valld"back'.repeat-
cdly to respond to encores: Frank
Lalor, .as Philippe- Dldonnler -was. as
amusing as ever., depicting the old an
tique dealer In embarrassing, positions
ihe, songs, which are familiar-now,,
lost none of their attraction-on account
of age. "The- Girl -of. thSasktche-?
wan," "Donny Did: Donny Didn't." "O.
So Gently." and the fKls Walt,';
gained as nucb applause, as they- ever
Jnd. which is saying a grcaUdesJ.
In spite o tnejnany attractlons-out-side,
the theater was filled to a,cspacity
poire. ' , i'
"Thr, Gamblers." as presented bt ths
last night, rI'nother,sUeces jyite
A. K. Van J'.urcn -playin4iie leadls
role and Ixctta JeweL supporting, Wm.ln
finished mannei. JTbe 'GAmoler-Jsitoa
well-known in Washington to ratutr an
explanation of the -plot, ..navlng feen
played here before thisi.seaseiM rt"
Jane Cowl and Otae Gaidars-?-- r
the entrgy characteristic? ot hltt'a&a
depicted most truly the' sptrltf of ro
bllpg whiclC pervades theMnoiwy' ssa-"
kets of -NewMforlc- 'As. Mrtc DatwiK
Izetta Jewel hasaiie"most ayMpsHsstic
part she has -played since sfte Jotrfsd Out
Poll comnany- " '
The roles for th remainder ot th
xNB.r.nnV TllarpA h AM tO Sfr SAfJl
member opportunity tdemptay ta best
that was in tnim, masjng me prsaur
tion of the play a- most haimohfous
whole. - " v '?'
There 'wilfbe.no matinee -today oii ac
rnnnt of th. Ii-aufuraUoricereHJoeU.
but tonight the perfomacosstiwHlj-jBrt-cted
as usual. ' --
Featuring the Burke, brothers In a
two-act musical travesty "jirodactlon
entitled "The Maid-of Montesuma" ajid
"The Diamond Palace," Clark's "Runa
way Girls" Company, opened, .week's
three large. audiences; 1b addi
tion to tbe usual MoiidaF matinee and
evenincr nerformaaee. a. mldnlxat. afeo w
j was slven. which wm.$e repeated,-to-
John and, Charley Burke carry. eC the
honors of the performance -in weir
characteristic roles, and, they are ably
assisted by Joe Opp. Joe -Mack, James
Moraiu and-Anthony-Cortelli. jr
are such burlesque performers as Car
rie Bastedo, Anna Rose. Mile. SDbers,
Leslie Harcourt and "Bobble" Robin
son. The song hits include "Everyone
in Town Knows Mary," "Italy." and
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Drummond Interrupted with what was
little short of a shriek.
Ember motioned' to Sum Fat, who
quietly drew nearer.
"I swear I don't know whaj'to do
"Then shut up" -"TbatUI
be" about'' all, Ember-inUr-posed
quietly. At a 'glance from htm
Sum Fat closed in swiftly and, caught
and pinioned Drummond's anna from
behind. " v - v
A disgusting change took place In
Drummond." In an Instant he was strug
gling, screaming slavering; hssv. face
congested, eyes starting,' features work
ing wildly as he turned and twisted
in his efforts to free himself.
Sum Fat held him as he would have
held an unruly child. .Whltaker looked
away, feeling faint and sick. Ember
looked on with, shrewd and penetrating
interest, '.biding- the time wbstx m.
break ln Drummond's ravings would
let him be heard. When it came at
length, together with a gradual weak
ening of the man's struggles, the de
tective turned to Whltaker.
"Sorry." he said with a deprecatory
lift of his shoulders. "I didn't dare
take any further 'chances. He'd be.n
at your throat in another- minute. I
was watching: I could see him working-
himself -up to a, frenzy. If I hadn't
taken him in time there's no telling
what might not have happened."
"It isn't as if we had simply- an
everyday crook to deal with," Ember
went on. approaching the man. "He's
not to be trusted or reasoned with.
He's Just sort of a raving morphia
maniac; or I miss my- guess."
With a quick movement he caught
Drummond's left arm, pulled the
sleeve ot bis coat back to the elbow,
unbuttoned and turned back his cuff.
"H'm. yes." he continued, bending over
to Inspect the exposed forearm ln spite
of Drummond s efiorts to twist away.
"Deadly work of the busy little
needle. Good heavens he's fairly
riddled with punctures!"
"That explains." Whltaker muttered,
sickened. , .
"It explains a lot" Ember readjust
ed the sleeve and turned away. "And
it shows us our path of duty clear." he
continued. -despite Interruptions from
the maddened drug-flend. "I think a
nice little sojourn ln a sanatorium
"Right," Whltaker agreed, relieved.
"We'll see what a cure does for him
before we Indulge ln criminal proceed
ings, shall we?"
"By all means.'
"Good." Ember .glanced at his watch.
"I'll have to hurry-along now: must be
In town not later than 9 o'clock this
morning.' ril,t&ke -him with me. No.
don't worry. I cab. handle .him easily.
It's a bit. of a walktn the village, but
that will only help sober him up. I'll
be back tomorrow: meanwhile vou'll be
able to sleep soundly, unless "
He checked, frowning thoughtfully.
Ember Jerked his head to Indicate the
prisoner. "Of course, this isn't by any
chance the fellow ou mixed It ud with
over on the beach and so forth?"
"Nothing like him."
"Queer. I can't find any trace of him
the other one nor can I account for
him. He doesn't seem toifit liv any
where.' Koweyer"- his espress'.onJight
ened "1 dare say; yoa vrererlghli n"a
probably ohlr-sope;Ud!cv llght-ftagered
prowler. I'd keen mv' eyes open for
him, but I don't really believe you
need worry very much."
v itnm ten minutes he was off on his
woodland, and as many more'ot little
traveled country road, at deadsof night,
with a madman, In handcuffs for all
A Continuation nf STaU- StvryWUl
Be Found ln- Tomorrow's.
Issue ot Tke Tlsaes." ' " .
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