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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; SUNDAY: DECEitfBER 7:
RIALTO THRILLED BY
Many Wounded By Her Telegraphed Reference to Groom As
Only Man She Ever Love-"The Misleading Lady
Gives Promise of Being a Loser.
COLLIER COMING TO
SOUVENIR POSTCARDS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT
M SPUG CRUSADE
Irnnorl Qnr.timont Snnipnir;
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Survive As Christmas Fav
orites, Despite Onslaughts.
By FLORENCE E. YODER.
pus or extravagant giver, card
ter or card lover, it is as difficult
escapo buying a picture post card
Clristmas time as it is to grow
i like a normal child and never have
o measles. There is always some one
1 r tvhom there is nothing so appro-
j ,ate as a. Christmas souvenir card.
in your soul you may hate the cus-
t m. canned sentiment may irritate
ju ad nauseum. but as surely as the
t me passes you will wander into some
op, a friend will inveigle you if -on
i o not succumb of your own accord,
-nd you will select with, what taste
ou can muster some inane expression
f tho season's greetings, with which
i "tag" a friend.
But If you should be one of the great
Majority who love the postal card and
ho deluge all their friends and ene-
des. whether they expect a return
ard or not. you haunt the post card
shons with the devotion of a lover.
There is the religious Christmas card
or Sunday school pupils, old, and very
rick persons. The extremes of age are
find of favoring one another with this
cclcs. Tho verso or prose card ex
pressing friendship in any degree
omes next. Great care should be11 ex-e-cised
in the choice of tills card, as
is apt often to result in cither hatred
f marriage. Although an open ex-
-ession of almost any sentiment is
ten fatal, conservative people will
Jte the most awful chances on cards
caring messages of sentiment. The
cture of the church steeple with
Season's Greetings" tersely stated, or
ho aforementioned religious style
one are safe. A. man can be judged
it only by tho company he keeps, but
the postal card he sends, fit is
irdly fair, however, to condemn him
u the Christmas effusion, for the mad-
?ss of choosing mounts to tho brain
id often has been known to cause
complete, however temporary, aber
ration of mind.
Pretty Cards Cheap.
Ten cents will purchase the prettiest
nd of a Christmas postal card, hand
aintcd, nnd more than often possess-
g real artistic value. Printed cards
re from 1 cent up to 10, and bear any
" nd of a message that the sender
i 'shea to convey.
Aside from the Ievs of this and
1 reten countries, the llrst souvenir
cards were marvels of art. A few of
them may be found now in small shops.
hero Their beauties blush unseen. The
iwer embossed card is one of these,
nd tho tinsel covered picture of the
church In the moonlight. Likewise was
the young bride standing behind her
seated husband a favorite.
But like the lace valentine, all these
have passed awav. and a series repre
senting every holiday or personal oc
asion for jubilation, has taken their
lace. These, for the most part are
iade in Germany, although thousands
f exceptionally artistic cards are now
lade in this country. A Detroit pub
snlns firm makes the best views, per
aps, of any which are sold. Pho
igraphers arc tent out all over the
juntry, the cards printed in Detroit
nd then sent out by the hundred
housands to the towns which they rep
osent. An idea of the enormity of the
ale of these views may be had when
t is known that one dealer in this city
'rders 500,000 views of Washington
luch are Invariably sold inside of
ree months. Of course, the fact that
Ms city ranks with New Tork and
iagara Falls as one of the greatest
ii venir selling districts in this coun
try, is to be taken into consideration.
View -Card a Story.
Tho view card is a whole story by
self, being the foundation stone for
ho operations of the post card fiend,
ho not only collects with the avidity
an ant, but wno showers others with
jvemrs of his journes.
Of J42S.173 cpent by this country on
oorted post s.rds alone, in 1312,
"30.791 worth enme from Germany.
1th the nlgfrcst average cost of a post
ird about 1 cent and the lovve&t aver-
cost abouc i -ent, a faint idea of
e number of cards brought in can be
One of the very latest stIes In C'hrlst-
i.is cards is made here in Washington
n tlio workshops of a prominent book-
llcr and stationer. Absolutely indi-
idual. made one at a Umo l hand.
nd with the name and sentiment
avily engraved, tnest, cards represent
i last word in the canned sentiment
no It is rca!l wrong to speak of
i.n all as being tpe cards, for in
ny cies. tho verse for tho cncnucd
iate is nWIo by the tender of the card
ni-.f Thee cards in certain tpes
re kept in stock, tho only change in
he engraving bt'ng In the name, but
lip individual oru"rs are Infinitely more
orsonnl Where other catds are made
y the hundreds, and tell for 2." cents a
indred these iiir.de by the throe-part
.ind process, cost $10' a hundred
The ta&te of Loth dealer and public
bettered every oay in the world by
he natural demand for artistic cards.
f is he assurance of every dea r
iat tho general tendenc- is toward a
h'gher degree of the artihtlc sense.
Biggest Salts Season.
Christmas is the biggest season of the
j car for the sale of the picture po-t
tard A blight attempt to investigate
the importation, manufacture, and sale
labbcrgasts even the Government. No
attempt is made to keep a record of the
.os cards mailed either at Chribtm.is
t me or at any other reason of the
ear lb. stles are as varied, its
phases as complex as life ittelf. The
ory or its growth and spread cotn
rarcn with nothing as well as the ball
on tree or the epidemic of a conta
Special regulations lor the size, print
ed matter and legitimacy were con
sidered, and then the Government
-ai-hed its hands of them. Their sale
. taken up bv drug stores, department
ore u id ad kinds of shops all over
Profits on wisely selected stocks are
normoua, but at the same time this
b.slncss has lured many into b.mk
t jptey Thousands of dollars invested
b perbons inexperienced in matters of
jt and racking a olscrimlnatlng taste,
have been lost, for not every peron
can choose the kind of card that will
'ell. to tho retailers, much less to the
general public. The picture pobt card
is the biggest little thing on the mar
ket tcaay. Where tho orders were ori
ginally for hundreds, hundred thou
sands are bought today, and, strange
as it may seem, their production ana
Mile has no way impaired the stationery
Cards of Recent Origin.
Like tho motion picture, tho picture
post card is a late nineteenth century
origin and conception, although there
may have been traces 'of its existence
many; years prior "to what an investl-
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Facsimilie of Second Postcard Ever
Printed, With Portrait of the Origi
nator. Almost an Exact Duplicate
of the First, Which Was Published
About Six Weeks Before.
gation has revealed as tho probable
Few great innovations break out In
only oiic place. Human beings are apt
to think of the samo things at the
same time, expressing their Ideas In
inventions, which are practically dupli
cates of one another, which coincidence
accounts in part for the ohscurity
which shrouds the origin of the picture
Emanuel Hermann, or . Vienna, is
claimed to have invented! it in 1S70, y.et
it is possible that at the .same Umo ho
had never heard of its' invention by a
Frenchman, in the same year.
There is another claim that aBunner
named Schwartz made the .first illus
trated card in 1870, using, card board
with a stamp and an addrSss on one
side, and making an original drawing
of himself and gun on the reverse.
Tho honor or Che blamo. as some
picture-ridden souls might call it, how
ever, seems ngntiy to go id ouu juii.
of whose card there Is a fac-simllo and
a written record, the Frenchman.
First Card Made In 1870.
Forty-three years ago.jin 1870, a well
meaning gentleman named Leon Bes-
nardeau. made a small souvenir print
on cardboard, to be given out to me
soldiers of the Camp de ConUe. Armee
of Brctagne. commemorating the war
of 1S70. This was the iirst souvenir
nir.tT- nnit rani, tlin insignificant little
piece of paper which started all of tfie
millions Hying Daci aim iwui ".- mv.
civilized world today. ugut men ""
there a national world-wide disease
was brought to life, which found its
way into every corner of the globen a
thoutand different forms.
As an Industry. ts educational value
is unparalleled, its effect upon numan
hotnira from an .artistic standpoint can
not be propcrlv gauged, and its proper
ties as a time saver iihu h"-
hold that will never be broken.
From being a means of presenting
pictures of scenes of all parts of the
world and of all manner of industries,
the picture post card "is claimed by
many dealers of experience to have
been the natural forerunner of the
moving picture. It surely paved the
v.av for It as far as arousing interest
goes, and is even at this period a mor
powtrful and penetrating power for
Golden Wedding Day
Surounded by nve sons and daughters,
ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Richard lawrenson, the
second oldest employe of the Postofflco
Department, and Caroline E. L,awren
son will celebrate their Jlftioth wedding
anniversary tomorrow, at their home,
10ai K street northwest.
Caroline E. Brown and Richard S.
Lawienbon were married December S.
1S63, at McKondree Methodist Episcopal
Church, by the Rev. William Mitchell.
Mr. Lawrenson entered the employ of
the Washington city postoftlce in lvK,
and four years later became identified
with the Postoflico Department, lie
was a member of the I'ostoftice Guards
in 1S(. When a boy. Mr. I,auron.on
lived on the -pot whrie- the present
I'ostoKH-o building i.- loratcd and from
.If windows, of hi, ho:,,; I.
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chanan along "
then muddy Pcnn
renson has a record of never
r ,.r (tvrant in Ollfe ID"
lPln- late for work except in one 1n-luSr-c.1
ind then hi iardlnei of ten
minutes seemod providential, for 11
v his rc from " exp'jsion of ga.
Shirt Mled one and J'V"" M'
low clerks and Postmaster Bow en.
Stocking Is No Place
For Purse .Sylvester
Major Richard SyU ester. Superinten
dent of Police, doesn't bellevo a wom
an's stocking Ik a safe place for hereto
carry her money when miomuhk
"It is too easy for the money to wear
a hole in the stocking." says Major
SvIvestiT "There have been any num
ber of womon who put their money In
their stockings for safekeeping and
then lost It the first time they Went
Tho major added that the safest place
for a woman to carry her money was
in a good purse. "Then let her maUo
sure that she keeps her hand on the
purFO. and docen't lay it down on the
counter in a store," he concluded.
Wed in Show Window
And Get 300 Presents
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. Dec. 7. Loo al
ways finds a way. so when nineteen-year-old
Lulu Taft and her fiance, Leon
Hackett, read an "ad" asking for a
couple to be married Jn the front win
dow of a local store as a feature of
merchants' week, they ncccpted Its
terms. ' , ,
Nono or tho siinngneid ministers
would officiate, so a preacher was
nrousht from out of town. Five thou-
H.ind aw tho ceremony performed in
the window and the couple received 300'
presents, valued at f(00. , . .
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ly Good Art Work.
Dramatic Editor Washington Time?: "
Dear Madame: The play at the Acad
emy Theater this week is advertised.
as taken from a book by Virginia r
Brooks, I think. I haic asked several 1
leading book stores, but tlicy claim
thero is no such book, but that the
play was taken from another book un
der a different title. Coald you kindly
ascertain the name of the book from
which the play was taken, if ou
please, and answer In your paper, and
oblige, yours respectfully, B. II.
Washington, D. C, Dec. S. IMi
This department Is advised by Man
ager Woolfolk of the Academy Thea
ter that the story, 'Uttlo Lost Sister,"
was first published as a serial and was
printed daily in tho Chicago American
during the month uf March' of tho
present year. Afterward it was made
into book form by the author, Mrs.
Charlc3 Washburn, who used tho pen
name of Virginia Brooks. The old
Issue of tho book has leon recalled.
It has been rewritten by E. 13. Rosp,
and is now in the hands of tho pub
lishers. Dramatic Editor Washington Timtv
My Dear Miss Murdock: 1 would
like to know if thero have been any
plays written concerning the war of
lSli If there have, I wish vou would
be kind enough to let me have their
names and also tho authors of them.
Thanking you In advance for any In
formation you may be able to give
me, 1 am.
Yours very trul.
WALTER W. STEPHEN.".
So far as the memory of tho oldest
theat r goer in Washington can rec-i'l.
no play pertaining to the war of H12
i-as boon presented. I havo consulted
other authorities from out of town, and
tholr answer is the sanio.
.My dear Miss Murdock: There has
been a plaw righting eon'est at 1'uli
Theater hIhcc last April and as we all
depend on vou for our thrator news
we would like to know who won Mil
prlt LOl'ISi: V. B.
jilfon Gardner, of the Washington
branch of the Drama League. Frank P.
More, draniatie editor the Washington
Post, and icdwin Curtis, stage director of
the Poll Players, form the C'tinmltteo
which is Just now busilv engaged In
reading the ::oo or more plays that have
ben submitted. Every play is being
i.irelully gnen a careful reading b
each of the three Judges, and beeauso
of the unexpectedly large number of
entries the decision of tho Judges will
be delajed. A prixe of $."00 lias been
offered the author of the winning
manuscript and the play will be pro
duced by the Poli Company.
"The Whip" At Baltimore.
Tomorrow the Diury Ine melodrama,
"Tho Whip." will be seen at the Now
Academy of Music, Baltimore. Tho
event is of interest In that It marks
the first successful attempt In years to
revive a foim of entertainment melo
drama that languished into obscurity;
also in that the presentation comes as
the most lavish and spectacular effort
in the history of melodrama. The pro
duction of "The Whip" Is a heavy
undertaking from a scenic standpoint,
since it takes five cars to transport tho
scenery, not to mention the company
or the dogs and horses that participate.
Drew in Double Bill.
When John Drew appears hoic Christ
mas week at the New National he hIII
be seen In a double bill of exceptional
interest. In J. M. Barrie's new play,
"The Will," he will portray three of
the seven ages of man. "Tho Will"
shows three different epochs in a man's
life and three dlffcient temperamental
moods of the man who desired to make
a will and changed his mind and his
bequests on each occasion. "The Will"
Is 3ald to be one of tho most original
works that has yet come from the pni-
Hue pen of J. M. Barrle. Mr. Drew will
I also appear on the same evening in
"Tha'Tyranny of Tears," the comedy
by. C. Haddon Chambers.
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At Top is Shown the Host Recent of Simple Individual Cards of Greeting,
The Two Following Beneath Being Those of tbe Present Season. .At
Bottom is Shown a Fine Example of Krt Work in Souvenir Car&s, Show
ing Wonderful Growth of Artistry Since the Florid and Outrageous
Color Schemes of Earlier Days.
TO BE HEARD HERE
The Philadelphia Orchestra, with Leo
pold Slokowskl as conductor, will give
Its first concert of tho season at the
New National Theater, on December 16-
At tho opening concert, the soloist
will be Josef liofmann, whoso brilliant
genius hap established him in tho fore
front of tho worjd's great musicians.
For tho other two concerts the soloists
will be Florence lllnklc, soprano, and
Mischa Hlman, violinist.
Unusual interest centers about the ap
pearance of Leopold Stokowskl as con
ductor. Both, hero and abroad, he has
made an enviable reputation, and his
long experience here and In Euiopo lias
given him a unique reputation as a
leader, who is in sympathy with all of
the various schools of music of tho
The .Motet Choral Society will give its
tlrst concert of the seapon Wednesday
afternoon at tho Columbia Theater un
der tho direction of Otto T. Simon. As
is tho usual custom, Christmas music
will predominate in the program, which
bids fair to bo the most interesting the
organization has ever presented.
Tin- iirncr.im will bo as follows:
Two Motets (seventeenth century)
t'rut lllxiis" (Motet In six pans), ioiii;
"Mi-encordla Domini" (Motet In eight
Three Choruses of Spring "Spring s
Enchantment," Bantock; "The Evening
Star" (words by Thomas Campbell),
f'oleridge. Taylor: "Hark. How the
Birds!" (Madrigal in six parts). Lahec.
Solos for Contralto "Klogle" CeIlo
accompaniment Ernest Lent). Masse
net . "Wandering in the Woods, ' Grieg,
Mr. Morgan Bradford. "
Solos for Tenor "Sylvclin," Sinning;
Contemplation," Frankc-Harllng. Mrs.
Chorus (In eight parts) "Tho Tgor"
(words bv William Blake). Bantock.
Three nioruses of Christmas "There
Shall a Star Come Forth" (Christus),
Mendelssohn; "Tho Sleep or the Child
Jefuc" Garvcrt: "Stllle. Nacht. Iloillgo
N.uht" (arranged by Daniroscli). Bari
tone solo by Mr. John watcis.
At tho informal inuslcalo at tho resi
dence of Mrs. Franklin T Hone last
Sunday afternoon, an artistic program
was furnished by tho following local
musicians: Louis A. Potter. Jr., pianist;
Eugenie Do Giirrln, violinist, with Mar
guerite O'Toole as accompanist; Mrs.
Louis A. Potter, Jr., soprano; Mrs. Wer
ner Gibbs. soprano, with Marie Hansen
as accompanist: Mario McCourt,
pianist: and Felix Ganriglla, French
Tho Kebew Orchestra, tinder l he di
rection of II. W. ivelitr, piesentotl an
excellent program at tho second public
rehearsal of the season Monday night
in tho lecture room of tho Keller Me
mortal Church. Mrs. Amy Law Ormsby,
sonrano: 'Mips Man Clark Wlntakor.
contralto, and W. 11. Walton, trombon
ist, wero the soloist. Mrs. Ormsby's
"A Itlot of Boses" and "Why?" made
a favorable impression, whilo Miss
Whltnkcr'H renditions of "Dear -Love,
IJcinembcr Me," nnd "Dearest" wore
well received. The ducts. "Departure
nf Birds." and tho Barcarole, from
the "Tales of Hoffman." by Mrs. Orms-
by and Miss Whitakcr. were clianning,
especially the latter. In which a special
arrangement of strings was tisrtl with
pleasing cnect. tho gem ot me even-
I ing wus tho vombono solos oy Mr,
and "Am Mccr," his reading and tones
being delightful. Tho orchestra num
bers included: March, "Admiral Far
ragut;" overture. "Pique Dame;" waltz,
"Beautiful Spring;" selection from
"Madam Sherry." three melodies from
"Moon Moths," "Whispering Mowers,"
and a manuscript march, "Tho Com
missioners." by JJr. Eichner, which
made a decided hit. Mrs nvmm nnrf
Miss Bessie Humphreys wero the ac
At tho recent meeting of the piano
Teachcra' Association, W lllard Houc
was invited to explain more fully the
registration of music" teachers which
Johnt c. Freund. editor of Musical
America, of New York, is advocating.
Mr. Freund Is desirous of standardiz
ing tho music teachers of America to
put them on tho dignified plane now
occupied by lawyers, physicians, cte.
This must, of course, conio from some
acr. or legislation, but whether this
snouiu liO .national or State has not
So interested was the association In
tho movement that a motion was
passed instructing Willard Jlowo to ex
press the appreciation of tho associa
tion to Mr. Freund and to ascertain if
he would address the Washington pub
lic on this subject.
A partial list of the musical attrac
tions that nro to bo presented in W ash
ngton under tho local management of
T. Arthur Smith Is as follows-
December ic. 4:30 o'clock, Philadelphia
orchestra. Josef Hofmann. soloist Jan
uary 20, -1:30 o'clock. PlUIadelphi.i or
chestra, Florence Hinklc, soloist Jan
uary 31. 4:30 o'clock. Klonzalev quartet;
February 10. 4:30 o'clock, philharmonic
orchestra, Julia CuIp, soloist; Februarv
20. 4:30 o'clock, Melba; February Zi S-15
o'clock, Kubelik, February "l. " 4-3D
o'clock. Philadelphia orchestra, Mischa
Elman, soloist. March 3. 4:30 o'clock,
joint recital, Julia CuIp and Katharine
Goodson. Mnrcli in, 4 no o'clock, phil
harmonic orchestra. Alma Glutk. so
liBt; March 11, 4.3o o'clock. Flonzalei
A musical program ua.s given in the
Eastern High school last Tucsda
afternoon in which Sidney Llovil
Wrlghtson, Mrs. Ethel Holtzclaw Hau
ler and Mrs. John L. Downs appeared
The program was well ehosen and in
cluded .1 song cycle, including the songs
of Itoumania, sung b .Mr. Wrlghtson.
Mrs. Gawler's most ambitious number
was "Un Ilel Dl" from Madame itutter
ll. Mis. Downs contributed tho ac
companiments for both singers.
Tho Students club of the Washington
Conservatory of Musle met Frid.o
evening In the new rollogo recital hall,
when a progtam was presented bv Eva
Hanson. Virginia Ualrd. Genewew
Flood, Slvia Appleton, Leonila I.towl.
Lerov Mann. Miss upfer. .Miss iJi.ul
lej. Miss Briggs, Miss pecker. Miss
Smith. .Miss Long, Miss rnexilliis. Miss'
Perkins. Miss Gladding, Miss Re nobis.
Miss Morrell, Miss Uttus and Mi.
The eciiing rhoir of tho Chinch of
tho Covenant held its first social of the
season in the chapel of the church 011
Friday evening last. Musical selections
were rendered by Mrs. -.'thel Holtzclaw
Cawler. and Sydney l.loyd Wrlghtson.
who sang poems or Robeit Bi owning,
si-t to music, and the Ilev. Charles
Wood gave a lecture on Hrouning. At
t'lin close of tho program rcfres incuts
Acre fcici1, whllo operatic selections
ere played on ino .viciroia-
"A-Little Water on the Side'
Is Vehicle for Popular Come
dian This Season.
At the National Theater for tho week
beginning December 13 "villain .Collier
will be seen in his newest comedy "A
Little Water on the Side." Mr. Collier
is a comedian whose visits to Washing
ton aro always welcome, and since his
newest vehicle is the work of himself
and Grant Stewart, and since these col
laborators, wero also responsible for the
comedian's greatest success, "Caught In
the BAln," much may be expected ot
their newest effort
William Collier Is a funmaker of de
lightful methods, and his humor has
always been clean and free from coarse
ti. Tn "A T.lttln Water on the Side."
the comedian Is said to havo one of tho
host roles he has had in recent seasons.
Mr Collier s supporting company nas
been chosen by Charles Frohman, and
includes Paula Marr. William e.ouier.
1r.. Jessie Glendennlng. Dorothy Ungcr.
Hazel sexton, .Beatrice james, r.ieanor
Goodspeed, Grant Stewaru. cnari.es jjow
rrinrk. llenrv Weaver. Nicholas Judels.
John Adam. Edward Moore. William
Ward and James Hhceran. A. i.ituo
Water On the Side" is in three acts.
One of tho treats of the local theatri-'
cal season Is foreshadowed In the an
nouncement that "Within tho Law."
with Helen Waro in tho leading role of
Bayard Vclller's absorbing new play ot
medern American life, is to bo pre
sented at tho Belasco'next week.
This drama, which has been critically
commended as possessing tho most en
grossing human interest story given the
stage in a. decade, has for its central
character a pretty anu nuicK-wmeu
young woman who Is wrongly convicted
of stealing. She serves three years In
prison, comes out determined to "go
straight." is betrayed tlmo and time
again by the police, and finally is forced
to abandon the effort to honestly earn a
livelihood and live by her wits.
At last she revenges, herself upon tho
man who- sent her unjustly to prison by
luring his son into marriage. And then
she falls in Iovo-wlth him.
Gcorgo Kleine's photojjrama produc
tion of Bulwcr Lytton's idyllic lovo
Btory, "The La3t Days of Pompeii,"
which comes to the Columbia Theater
next week, is said to bo ono of the most
beautiful achievements of photography.
Mado in Italy, it bears the perceptible
Impress of tho true artistic spirit.
Tho spectator is introduced again to
Nydia. the blind flower girl: Glaucus,
tho handsomo Greek: lone. the. beauti
ful Athenian; Arccides, her brother;
Arbaces, the wicked Egyptian priest of
l3is, and nemesis of tho lovers; Straton
Ica and Burbo, the keepers of tho
taern; tho sorceress of Vesuvius, and
In fact, to all tho charactcrs.who served
tho brilliant Bulwcr Lytton to revive
the memories of ono of tho gayest
ancient cities of the world.
Poll's Theater announces for next
week a revival of "Elevating a Hus
band." tho comedy written by Clara
Lipman and Samuel Shlpman. in which
Louis Mann achieved ono of the "big
successes of his career.
The play telU tho story of a crude
and unlearned man of business whose
classical education Is limited to a mas
tery of tho box score and tho batting
an-J fielding averages of tho major
league ball players. The man in the
ca.S3 has made a hugo success as tho
proprietor of a string of C-cent stores.
But his wife is deeply pained because
he never even heard of Schopenhauer,
and is otherwise uncultured, not to say
"low-browed." Tho wlfo goes in for
tho uplift art and tho "high-brow"
road. Sho becomes Infatuated with an
artistic soul whose hair Is long and
black, but who Is four weeks behind on
his board bill. The, development of tho
story tells of the wife's efforts to ele
vate, tho rough diamond sho has mar
ried, and its disastrous result.
Comedy, music, and novelty will hold
undisputed sway at B. F. Keith's
theater next week. Belle Story, a
comedienne, who delightful voice en
gaging manner, and artistic method
have won success will bo the chief at-trs-ctlon.
Next in importanco will be
Edward Abele3 and Company in his
latest fane. A third. Harry Gilfoll. one
of Washington's talented native sons,
will offer as "The Baron," a new lino
of stoiles. eongs and whistling. Other
numbers will lo Prince Lai M011 Kim.
Chinese entertainer: Lola Merrill and
Frank Otto in the comedietta. "Her
Daddy's Friend;" "His Secretary." the
Congressional comedy by Mrs. A. S.
Burleson, tho wife of the present post
master general, tho Four Bards. Lo
Lotto, the roller skating Russian bear:
tho Patlic motion pictures of current In
ternational events, and the plpo organ
The Acadomv announces as its attrac
tion for the week of December 15 the
delightful and tuneful musical comedy.
'The Newly weds and Their Babv."
Thu plot has to do with tho famous
George McManus trio Lovey. Dovey,
and Snookmns and the comedy, whilo
uproariously funny, is wholesome. Tho
book is bv Aaron Hoffman and Seymour
West, anil the music and lyrics by
Messrs Brown and John W. Brattn.
Tho piece Is one of the greatest musical
comcdlis of tho present season, whilo
the cast and choius aro far above tho
Tho Rosalind Girls Company, with
Solhe Ward and Eddie Sw-artz in tho
leading roles, of the two-act musical
comedy burlesque entitled "Society a
la Carte" will be the attraction at the
Gajety Theater for next week. Many
scenes and a series of novel vaudeville
features, with a long list of songs and
dialogue, go to make up this new e-n-tertninment
bv Blutch Cooper and Tom
JURao, with songs and lyrics- by Billy
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NEW-YORK, Dec 7. Not since thoso
supposedly perennial honeymooners,
Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth, got di
vorced' in Chicago; has the Rlalto had
such a trill as when press dispatches the
other day announced the wedding out In
Add Arbor. Mich., of Eva Tanguay and
Johnny Ford, her leading man dancer.
Broadway simply would not believe It
until the female St. Vitus herself, wired:
'I have married Johnny Ford, the only
man I. ever loved."
There was a sting In the tag end of
that, telegram that found Its way to the
vanity centers of divers gentlemen on
Main street but like the giant that
Siegfried slew, in the excitement they
did not know they had been cut down
until they shook themselves afterward.
."Just stve an imitation of me." yelled
the cyclonic one. when friends asked
her how she liked being married. "I
don't care." she shrieked again, when
reminded that her nuptials "were not in
the least romantic. ' -
The fact is that "Eva and John walked
casually .across an alley, between
shows, from the stage vdoor to a cob
webby - 'squire's office and were
hitched. First off, Johnny, who admit
ted that it was -his second trip to the
altar, did not havea license, and when
the Justice asked for tho very necessary
document Ford said he didn't know
It was required. He hustled out after
the "papers,'' and Eva did a sneak' back
to the theater.
The second time it was harder work to
get tho blushing bride across the- alley.
There was a crowd by then," and Eva
did not relish publicity, so sho said. But
finally she was hoisted Into tho mar
riage shop again, and the 'squire said
they were married.
ir tvells. Lillian Fitzgerald is seen 'In
the leading feminine role. Tho support-J
Ing chorus consists or over tnuxy wen-,
trained singers, and dancers, numbering
ponies, mediums, and show girls.
Other members of the cast are Krry
D. Mack. Walter' Pearson. Ben Hilbert,
Mlna Schall. Jeannette Spellman, and
Miss Teyte Comes AtfS2i?
To the Columbia Play IhlPiaMi IB I Hti!
. i at Home.
The program which Is to-bo given in' i
the Columbia Theater by Maggie Teyte Wtttont IMMM or owMgtrotmm
on Tuesday afternoon will ;lnclude two, W ff ObVhST '
groups ot songs in costume-, Six French 'h "
soncs and four old English songs are
Included, as well as a group of live dc
Bussy numbers. The opening number
chosen by Miss Teyte is the aria, "Ml
Chiamamo Mlmi," from Puccini's. "La
Two concerts will bo given today at
B. F. Keith's theater, ono atS p. m. and
the other at 8:15 p. m. The attractions
will bo the stellar features constituting
the bill of the last week. Gus Edwards
and his company will give excerpts
from tho "The Song Itcvuo of 1313;"
Valerie Bergere and Company will offer
"Judgment" Bertee Beaumonto and
Jack Arnold In bits of musical comedy:
Johnny Cantwell and Ret Walker will
add secctlons from "Under tho Gay
White Way," Meredith and "Snoozer."
Doris Wison and sisters. Dot and Alma,
will Introduce their offering "Through
the Looking Glass;" Viollnsky. the ec
centric virtuoso of violin and piano; the
Army and Navy football game motion
pictures, and tho Pathe weekly review
are other inclusions.
Tti feature numbers ot the orches-
tmi nmsrmn-. at the Cosmos Theater
concerts today include Grieg's "Four
Northern Dances." urucnwaias "iiie
Trumpeter of tho Fort" overturn: Za
mecnlk's "La Pettit Coquette:" Bizet's
suite "PArlesIehno:" Massenet s "Hcr
od'as" (selection): Tschalkowsky's "Song
WUllOUl vvorua; ncii.-t.uuu V.""
Llncke's "Die Melstersingcr von Ber
lin Allen's Idll. "Sleepy Hollow."
selections from Victor IIcrDorls . 1 no
Fortune Teller," and others. Tho pro
gram of vocal and Instrumental special
ties in addition will be entirely new.
The second of a permanent scries of
concerts will take place this evening at
,s-3 o'cloik In the Arcade, when Bo
vello's or'Siestra, under the dldectlon of
John B. Bovcllo. will give a program
on which will appear a3 soloists. Miss
Viola Scblppert soprano: John J Mil
ler, cornetist and Adrienno Klrkaman
Wentz, -ontralto. Eight numbers In
cluding classicnl and popular songs and
Instrumental selections will be pre
sented. These concerts will be re
peated every Sunday evening.
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"Surely," gasped the unsophisticated
Tanguay, "surely this does not make
us man and wife?" The dancer said she
was thirty-three and 'never married be
fore. Johnny said he was thirty-two.
"The Tongues of Men." Henrietta
Cresman's new play, talked too much
and said too little. The play, after a
fortnight's run. closed this week at the
Karris, and the call-board conveyed no
Information to the company as to its
future destination. Too many words
and too little action was the trouble
with tho piece.
"Tho Misleading Lady," a conglomera
tion, by Charles Goddard and I'aul
Dickey, bids fair to keep up the Fulton's
reputation for hoodoos. It Is so hope
less that the critics and first-nighters
were for once agreed. Their verdict was
that tho piece could not last The mis
led playwrights violated all precedents
by mixing fantasma and melodrama.
The unexpected always happened. That
Is a good quality In a play so long as
the unexpected Is thrust In without
rhyme or reason, it Is inexcusable.
The "Misleading Lady," Is a would-be
actress who, to convince a manager that
she can play the lead in a new drama,
makes a man 'whom she cares nothing
for, propose to her. He is a "cave man"
with accessories. He will not take no
for an answer, but muffles the girl In
a rug and carries her off to his moun
tain bungalow In a high powered auto
mobile. There he chains her up with a
leash taken off his dog.
Comes a lunatic escaped from a near
by asylum who thinks he is Napoleon.
He Is supposed to furnish the comedy.
After a lot of unusual happenings 'that
make the audience expect that after
all the end .will be worth while, the mis
leading lady accepts the modem "cave
man" and the lunatic Is taken back to
the asyum. That's alL
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