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VALESKA SURATT IS COMING TO TOWN
Will Reveal Herself at the Cort in "The Kiss Waltz"
FOR NEXT WEEK
The Quaker Girl," Very
Much Paree, Is Another
Play With Plenty of
Valcska Suratt. one of the most dis
cussed of players on the American
stage, will reveal herself at the fcort
theater next Sunday night in '"The
Klsg Waltz.' Miss Suratt was here
seven years ago with "Billy" Gould at
the Orpheum. but that was, as ehe
says, before she "amounted to any
thing." Ziehrer, who wrote "M'lle
Mischief* for Fritzi Scheff. is responsi*
»:e for the musical score of "The Kiss
"Waltz, - ' the American adaptation of
the book Uv*e been made by Edgar
Smith and i ark Swan. A big com
pany of singers, dancers and musical
comedy specialists assist the star In
the brillia.it piece.
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Though the title doesn't suggest it.
"The Quaker Girl" is quite Parisian.
To judge frjm the mine of the musical
comedy that comes to the Columbia
next Monday night, one would not ex
pect a play of dancing, comedy, hafnd
aome gowns and a fancy dress ball in
a gay Parisian salon. However., that
is whaf'The Quaker Girl" is promised
to provide local theater-goers.
A Quaker girl is introduced to life
as Paris lives it. Her beloved is Tony
Chute, who, among other accomplish
ments, teacbes her to dance, to the
great scandal of her stern ancestry.
Tony is impersonated by Victor Mor
ley, and Prudence, the Quaker girl, is
played and sung and danced by Xatalie
A personage of much consequence in
"The Quaker Girl" company is Mrs.
Mclntee, whose fabulous fame rests on
the fact that she has a family of 50
girls. That is to say she "mothers"
50 girls, the members of "The Quaker
Girl'" chorus, whose dresses she mends
and whose wardrobe—six gowns for
each girl—it is her duty to keep spick
and span. She carries her sewing ma
chine from town to town and is the
court of last appeal in all matters
touching the happiness and welfare of
her unusual and feminine family.
Lola Fisher, since her Alcazar en
gagement, has had but little chance
to disclose her gifts as ingenue. Most
of the parts falling to her care have
been character roles. However, next
week, "The Witching Hour," she
will appfcar as "the sweet yotfng thing"
in August Thomas' masterpiece. The
principal roles will be assumed by the
new co-stars, Orrin Johnson and Mar
guerite Leslie. The play was written
six years ago for John Mason, and it
has only recently been released for
Marion Littlefields Florentine sing
ers will head the Orpheum bill next
Sunday afternoon. They will be
heard in selections from grand opera
as well as Italian folk songs and pop
Adrienne Augarde, a favorite come
dienne from London music halls, will
appear in a one act comedy. "A Mat
ter of Duty," which tells the story of
an encounter between a young bride
and custom house officials. Ed Mor
ton, formerly a sergeant of police in
Philadelphia but now a vaudeville
star, will make his first local appear
ance in a comedy act which includes
some music of his own composition.
The "flying" Martins will complete the
list of new comers.
Xext week will conclude the en
gagements of Harry Gilfoil, George
Felix and the Barry girls, Al Raynos
trained bulldogs, and pretty Ethel
# * #
Gerville-Reache. who will be remem
bered for the delightful concerts she
gave in this city two years ago, comes
again under Will Greenbaums man
agement and will be heard next Sun
day afternoon at Scottish Rite audi
torium. Among the numbers to be
Fung at that time by the French con
tralto will be an aria from Massenet's
last opera, "Roma; , Gyula Ormay, a
local pianist of great ability, will be
Hip accompanist. .The contralto's final
concert will be given Sunday afternoon.
December 8. when an entirely different
program will be presented.
The fourth symphony concert under
Henry Hartley's direction will be played
at the Cort theater - tomorrow after
noon. T The soloist of the occasion will
be Tina Lerner, pianist, who is noted
for her ■ artistry as well as her beauty.
She will present Tsch%ikowsky's- con
certo, the orchestra under Hadley play
ing the full instrumental score. »:; Bee
thoven's ■ fifth symphony will be '■?'-:. pre
sented as the first orchestral | number
of j the program and the concluding of
fering will be ; the overture from
For the popular concert to be given
next Sunday afternoon the following
program has been arranged:
Mendelssohn Orerture. "Rny Bias"
Grlpg "Heert Wounds." "L*st Spring"
(For string orchestra.)
T. ; «7r "Lipbestraum"
R. Straus* Tone poem,
"Death and Transfiguration"
The end of "In Dutch" is not in sight
at the 'Savoy theater. Kolb and Dill
wfll retain the piece Indefinitely, if the
present business keeps up, and there
arc no indications at the box office of
* waning public interest. Chief in the
ass:.«:ance of Kolb and Dill to their
continued popularity is Maude Lillian
Berri, whose genial manner and infec
tious good humor are allied with rare
gifts of vocal expressiveness. Her in
terpolated Bongs win many encores.
The Kolb and Dill chorus is a bundle
of beauty and vivacity.
For its headline attraction the Em
press promises next Sunday afternoon
Paul Spadoni, a Herculean juggler,
who tosses cannon balls and dallies
with heavy ordnance. He ts assisted
by a grotesque comedian. The three
Rpa brothers will be seen in athletic
feats; George Garden will play on
an eight foot xylophone; Billy Wells
will f?ive a humorous monologue; Van
and Carrie Avery will proffer a brief
comedy, with music, "The Night Por
ter": Doro Lyon's "harmony belles and
beaux" will appear in a musical re
view; a singing trio will offer melo
dious eelectkme and new motion pic
tures will conclude the program.
Pantages will make a strong , *>id for
popularity next ■week, beginning With
matinee Sunday, when the head
line feature of the new bill will be a
Prominent stage folk are men
tioned in mid Week theatrical gossip.
motion picture reproduction of the Lieb
ler company's beautiful production of
"The Garden of Allah." This is said
to be the greatest achievement in the
motion picture art. "Stage Door John
nies." a lively musical comedy in min
iature, will be an added attraction, and
the Arlington quartet, Howard's ani
mals, Al Carlton, the "skinny guy"; the
Mabelle Fonda troupe of juggling boys
and girls and De Kolb and girls in an
equilibristic act will complete what
promises to be an excellent bill.
* * *
The one act comedy in which Ad
rienne Augarde will appear nfrxt Sun
day afternoon at the Orpheum was
written for her by Mrs. Burton, wife of
Prof. Richard Burton of the University
of Minnesota, who is one of America's
distinguished poets. t
Art Hlekman, who goes to Sacra
mento early in December to assume the
management of the Diepenbrock thea
ter, wants to correct the* impression
made by a recent announcement. The
theater has been taken over not by
Archie but by Bert Levey, who adds it
to his extending chain of three a day
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Special matinees will be played at all
of the theaters today.
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Dustin Farnum's engagement at the
Columbia closes with the performance
of "The Littlest Rebel" next Sunday
* * *
Burr Mclntosh will offer his "Plain
Talk" on the wonders of California, il
lustrated with 400 colored views, for
the benefit of the Sunshine and Flower
league in the colonial ballroom of the
St. Francis hotel next Saturday even
* * *■
The last performance* of "The But
terfly on the Wheel" will be given at
the Cort theater next Saturday night.
TAXI DRIVER BEATEN
BY WILD PASSENGER
Man Representing Himself aa Army
Officer Doe* Queer "Seoutine"
In Early Morning
W. H. Whlttaker, a taxicab man of
lu6 Thrift street, had a harrowing ex
perience with a passenger early yester
day morning who either was insane
or intoxicated. After riding for an
hour, the passenger lured Whittaker
into the grounds at Fort Mason and
beat him severely. The taxicab man
was forced to run for his life.
At 4r15 o'clock Whittaker met Po
liceman John C. Vann and told his
experiences. He says he met the man
at the ferry building. He was ordered
to drive to Fort Mason. The man
awakened a private and represented
himself as "Lieutenant Shirley." He
said he wished a detachment of men
to move furniture in the morning to the
transport dock at the foot of Laguna
Whittaker's passenger then re-en
tered the machine and told the driver
to take him to the transport Thomas,
lying off Laguna street. The man
then ordered Whittaker to drive him
back to Port Mason. As they neared
the gates of the fort Whittaker was
told to turn off his lights and make
as little noise as possible, so as not
to awaken the outpost. He called
upon the driver to follow him. The
two went to a building, where the
passenger looked through a window,
declaring that the man he was looking
for was in the house. As Whittaker
came toward him the unknown passen
ger turned upon him*and knocked him
to the ground, giving him a cruel beat
Policeman Vaan has communicated
with Alcatraz island »nd learned yes
terday that a discharged military pris
oner fit* the description of the mys
terious passenK<>r. A warrant for the
arrest of John Doc- was issued on a
charge of assault to do bodily harm.
,-■ ;THE: SAN^FRAffCISCO^C^^
KEEPING THE FAMILY
TH E next best thing to enjoying Thanks
giving Dinner with the folks back
home is to hear their voices, to chat
with them, to get the home news right from
their lips. Many of us cannot get home to
sit down to the plentiful Thanksgiving Din
ner that is both a dinner and h family re
union. The stress of business or social
affairs will not permit us to make the trip.
Our voices, however, can travel home in
stantly by telephone, and we can talk to
all the family, recognizing their voices and
their laughter. It relieves the
ment of not being present in person.
And we can do this regardless of whether
the folks are 100 or 1,000 miles away, for
the Long Distance Lines of the Bell Tele
phone System reach everywhere.
By the way, have you a Telephone in your home?
®THE PACIFIC TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY >«Rf
CABINET MEN URGE FUNDS
MacVcaeh nnd Wilson Tell Democrats
What Government ZVeeds
"WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.—Two cabi
net members journeyed to the capitol
today to tell the democrats of the house
appropriations committee what will be
necessary in the way of money for the
conduct of the government departments
next year. Secretary MacVeagh and
Secretary Wilson'appeared before the
sub-committee framing the legislative,
executive and judicial appropriation bill
to explain the needs of their depart
OFFER UP THANKS
Joint Services to Be Held by
Temple Emanu-El and
Joint Thanksgiving services will be
i held this morning at ]1 o'clock by
Temple Emanu-El, the First Congrega
tional church and the Mission Congre
gational church. The three congrega
tions will meet in the Firet Congrega
tional church, corner of Post and Ma
son streets. The sermon will be
preached by Rabbi Martin A. Meyer of
Temple Emanu-El, whose subject will
jbe '"Good vs. Goods." Rev. George
• Laughton and Rev. Charles F. Aked,
rectors of the two Congregational
churihes, will conduct the. devotional
services. Samuel D. Mayer and the
choir of the First Congregational
church will provide the musical fea
tures of the services.
At 9:30 a. m. today Thanksgiving
mass, fully choral, will be celebrated
in the Episcopal Church of the Advent,
2fil Fell street. Rev. Charles X.
Lathrop will preach the sermon. The
music will be Agutter's "Missa de
Sancto Amphibalo in G."
The regular annual Thanksgiving
service of the First Baptist church, Oc
tavia and Market streets, will be held
this morning at 11 o'clock. The ser
mon will be delivered by the pastor,
Rev. George E. Burlingame, whose
theme will be "A Trinity of Blessings."
The chorus choir of the church will
furnish the music, with Mrs. Irene
Williams as soloist. The offering of
the day will be devoted to the Chil
dren's Home society of California. All
are invited to the services, which will
fall within the one hour, from 11
o'clock to noon.
AT GRACE 9L E. CHURCH
At Grace Methodist Episcopal church,
Capp and Twenty-first streets, union
Thanksgiving services will be held
this morning at 10:30 o'clock. The
following is the order of «ervice:
Hymn. "Come. Te Ttiankful People. Raise";
prayer: anthem. "Te Deum" (Woodward": presi
dent's proclamation: chorus. "O Lord. How Mani
fold" (Simper); responsive Trading; "Gloria
Petri": scripture reading; offertory, soprano
solo. "Thanksgiving" hymn. Mrs.
Annie Hing Lemon; h.Tnin, "Swell the Anthem.
Raise the Song": sermon, by Rer. C. R. Carlos.
D P., of Howard Street Methodist Episcopal
church: hymn, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"; ben
Special music will be presented by
Grace church choir, under the direction
of Robert Husband, with T. K. Wittich
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES
Union Thanksgiving services will be
held in the First Presbyterian church,
Van Ness avenue and Sacramento
street, this morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Howe of Trinity Presby
terian church will preach. Rev. Wil
liam Rader of Calvary church and Rev.
Mr. Eakin of St. John's Presbyterian
church will assist.
Special music has been prepared by
Otto Flelssner, organist and choir
FOSTER MOTHER, SUED,
CHARGED WITH FRAUD
Adopted Sob Avrra Widow of Frank
Dunn Induced Htm to Sign
Deeda Losing 937,500
That Mrs. Pauline Dunn, widow of
Frank Dunn, a cafe man who was
killed in an automobile accident April
20, 1910, deceived her adopted son,
Frank Dunn, and defrauded him of half
of the $75,000 estate of his foster
father, is alleged in a suit filed yes
terday by the son against hie foster
Dunn alleges that after his father's
death he had supreme confidence in hie
mother and, at her solicitation, he
deeded to her his rights to the son's
share of the property. Later, Mrs.
Dunn obtained a distribution to her
by Judge Coffey of all the estate.
The son asks that his deeds be set
aside and also that other deeds of
Mrs. Dunn to Milton Bernard be va
cated on the ground that the transfer
was made to forestall him in an at
tempt to recover his share.
OroTllle Orange and Olive SHott
Visit Oroville's big exposition, De
cember 3 to 7. and see where Cali
fornia's earliest oranges and finest
olives grow. San Francisco day. Satur
day, December T. Special rates on all
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COMMENCING TOMORROW (FRIDAY)
GREAT TRIMMING SALE
ESPECIALLY INTERESTING TO
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LOT 2—TRIMMINGS SELLING UP TO I 00 YARD
$5.50 YARD . . )
LOT 3-TRIMMINGS SELLING UP TO f $3 5Q yARD
$12.50 YARD )
THESE GOODS ARE ALL THIS SEASON'S IMPORTED TRIM
MINGS AND CONSIST OF COLORED, BEADED BLACK AND
SILVER AND JET NOVELTIES.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
FOUR CORSET SPECIALS
LUXETTE CORSETS, REGULAR $5.00, SPECIAL $3.50
LUXETTE CORSETS, REGULAR $10.00, SPECIAL $5.00 >
LUXETTE CORSETS, REGULAR $12.50, SPECIAL $6.50
LUXETTE CORSETS, REGULAR $15.00, SPECIAL $7.50
THESE MODELS ARE SUITABLE FOR SLENDER, MEDIUM
AND STOUT FIGURES.
THE WHITE HOUSE
COVERING ALMOST THE ENTIRE FOURTH FLOOR
THE FINEST, BRIGHTEST AND BIGGEST TOY SHOP IN
SAN FRANCISCO FILLED WITH THE MOST MARVELOUS
COLLECTION OF PLAYTHINGS EVER EXHIBITED.
SANTA CLAUS visits the toy department every
DAY FROM 10:30 A. M. TO 12 M. AND 2 TO 4 IN THE
ON THE SECOND FLOOR
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LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF STYLES AND MATERIALS.
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THE COLLECTION OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS IS ESPECIALLY
LARGE AND COMPREHENSIVE. ANY BOOK NOT ON THE
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SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO FOREIGN LITERATURE.
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