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IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL - NEWS OF THE THEATERS
30 COUPLES DANCE
Castle Walk, Brazilian Tango, Inspiration Waltz
and Other Well Known Whirls to Be
1 Ddnlged In at Second Meeting
The second meeting of the Dancing
Club will take place tonight in Soro
eis hall in Sutter street. Miss Ger
trude Evans is director of the dances
and will lead the 30 couples through
the new steps of the Castle Walk.
Boston, Spanish and Brazilian tangos
and hesitation and inspiration
waltzes. Among the club members
Mr and Mrs. Joseph' I,eTen«eller
Kienilff Mr- and Mrs. F""ier
Mr. and Mt*. Gail- ick Meyer.
liard Stonev Ur. ami Mrs. A. B-
Mr. aDd Mr*. Ran- C. lMirmajm
dolpli V. Whiting Mr. ana Mrs. Mar
Mr. and Mr«. Ciustave 1 shall Hale
rmbeen -Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bostwlck
Punno Mr. and Mrs. i.eorge
Mr. and Mrs. Lewial Chare
P. Hobart iDt. and Mia. James
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Presaloy
Kiernlff Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Smith I Kugeier
«)'I!rleo i Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
Mi and Mrs. Sheldon Monsnnat
Potter Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Mi. and Mrs. James liaunan
The next meeting of the organiza
tion will be January 6
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Mrs. Seymour Gives Fete
Mrs. Walter Seymour presided over
m. luncheon in the grey room of the
Hotel Fairmont this afternoon.
The round table was adorned with
Christmas berries and ribbons in a
color scheme of red and green. During
the repast and afterward a musical
program was rendered by the Hono
lulu band. Mrs. George Howard. Mrs.
J. D. Peters. Mrs. Gailliard Stoney, j
Mrs. John J. Brice. Mrs. John McMul
lin. Mrs. EL Porter Ashe. Mrs. Norman
Mrs. Carter Pitkin Pomeroy,
Mrs. Charles Weller, Mrs. Robert Hays
Smith and Mrs. Eleanor Martin ac
cepted Mrs. Seymonr's hospitality.
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Mr. and Mrs. Roy Somers have
Issued invitations to a dance at their
new residence in Jackson street. Miss
Helen Stone, fiancee of Grayson
Hinckley, will be the complimented
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I Sojourning at Norfolk
Mrs. Charles Conway Hai tigan and
Mrs. Charles C. Norris and her son. !
her small daughter, Margaret, with !
Frank, are sojourning at Norfolk. Va.
where Lieutenant Hartigan. I. S. N., is
jiow on duty. Mrs. Norris has not
yet entirely recovered from her re
cent severe illness and is taking the
rest cure in the southern port. They
expect to remain in Norfolk for three
or four months.
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Re|oice in Son
From Peiham Manor, N. Y. comes
Word of the birth of a son to Mr. and
jfrs. William Jacques Adams. Mrs.
Adams was formerly Miss Violet Rey
nolds, daughter of Mrs. Mabel A. Rey
noids of New York. Mr. Adams is a
Caiifornian. He is the son of Dr.
William Lee Adams of Palo Alto and
grandson of Mrs. William Adams pf
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Miss NScoS to Be Quest
Mrs. Robert Hayes Smith will enter
tain for her sister, Miss Helen Nicol,
Thursday afternoon at the Francesca
tiub. A large number of the bride
elect's friends will be present at the
luncheon which will be among the
•martest affairs of the season.
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Depart for Portland
Goodbys were said Friday last, to
Captain and Mrs. Pierce Murphy who
I«-ft tiie Presidio, where they have
been stationed for some time, for
Portland. In the northern city they
will be the guests of the former's
father, Major Murphy, U. S. A., retired,
and Mrs. Murphy. Captain and Mrs.
Murphy will sail ln February for the
Philippine islands, where they will be
stationed for the next two years.
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In Los Angelies
The Duke and Duchess de Richelieu
did not go to New Orleans, on leaving
Ban Francisco, but instead enjoyed a
fortnight's sojourn at the Potter In
Santa Barbara. They departed yes
terday for Los Angeles, where they
will pass several days before pro
ceeding to New Orleans.
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Miss Winslow Returns
Miss Ruth Winslow has returned to
her home in this city after a sojourn
in Los Angeles, whither she went to
be one of the receiving party at the
debut, of Miss Daphne Drake. Miss
Drake was formally presented at a
reception and dance by her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. James Calhoun Drake,
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Prospective Bride Feted
Captain and Mrs. John Burke
Murphy entertained Miss Sadie Mur
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j ray and her fiance. Lieutenant Conger
; Pratt, at a theater and supper last
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank King returned
Sunday from New York, where they
j spent their honeymoon. Mrs. King
j was formerly Miss Edwina Hammond.
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Home From Europe
Mrs. Laura Wright has returned
| from Europe, where she has been
j sojourning for several months, and is
again established at her home ln this
city. Mrs. Wright is in constant at
tendance at the bedside of her father,
C. W. Clarke, Who Is seriously 111 at
his home in Presidio terrace.
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Card Parties at Club
Mrs. H. H. A. Miller was hostess at
a bridge party tliis afternoon at the
Francisca club and will again enter
j tain tomorrow.
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Departs for New York
Miss Gladys Sullivan departed yes
terday, for New York on her way to
Europe, where, in France, she will join
her brother. Noel Sullivan, who is
t pursuing his musical studies abroad.
j Miss Sullivan expects to be away six
j months or more.
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To Give Dinner
In compliment to Miss Helen Stone,
j Miss Lillian Van Vorst will entertain
at dinner Friday night. Later the
entire party will attend the Christ-
I mas dance over which Miss Jennie
Stone will preside at the Fairmont.
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j Up From Burlingame
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clarence
i Broeden have come up from Burlin
j game and are spending a few days at
I the Ililierest as the guests of Mrs.
[ Breeden's mother. Mrs. Emma Butler.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Scott are
enjoying a short stay in the city and
are guests at the St. Francis.
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Mrs. Allen Hostess
Mrs. Frank Howard Allen will en
tertain at a small tea Friday after
noon at her Washington street resir
(lence in honor of Mrs. Joseph Raas
and her two daughters. Miss Joel Raas
and Miss Marguerita Raas.
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Depart for Philadelphia
Mrs. J. M. Masten and Miss Eugenia
I Masten. accompanied by Stewart Mas-
I ten, departed yesterday for the east.
They will first fro to Philadelphia,
wiiere Kendall Masten is attending
the University of Pennsylvania, and
later the entire party will visit New
York to spend the holidays. Clyde
Payne, who is also a student at Penn
sylvania, and Miss Helen Hughson,
who is attending school ln New York,
will join the Masten party over the
holiday period. Mrs. Masten and
Mi.-s Eugenia will return to their
home in tins city in six weeks' time,
but Stewart will remain in the east
and will enter the- University of Penn
sylvania after the New Year.
MRS. ROBERT HUGHES TO
APPEAR IN CONCERT HERE
Mrs. Robert M. Hughes, an Oakland
pinniste, will be heard this evening at
the concert to be given in the St.
Francis hotel by Arthur Hadley,
'cellist, and Clarence Whitehill. bary
tone. She will be heard again at a
recital ln Sorosis hall December 18.
Mrs. Hughes is well known in mu
sical circles and is the accompanist
for the Orpheus, the Cecilia and the
'The Common Law' Scores;
Chambers' Play at Savoy
After nine weeks spent in exploit
ing: the art of the movies, the Savoy
theater last night returned to its.'
fold with a corking: good four act
drama, •'The Common Law," adapted
from Robert W. Chambers' novel of
"The Common Law" Is a play with
a punch; the morals stick out at every
turn, and the artist's life of New
York Is truly portrayed.
A capacity house greeted the excel
lent company last evening and the
players were well receiv#d. Virginia
Berry has the role of Valeric West,
the unsophisticated artist's model, and
she carries the role well. The story
centers' about her, about how she se
cures employment at the studio of
Louis Neville, impersonated by George
Kelly, and about the manner in which
she offers to give herself up to the
man she loves without the formality
of marriage because she is afraid to
THE SAiS PKAMGJ.SCO .PALL, AND .POST, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1913
Capable Support of Cast
Lends Power to Art of Dis
"A pilgrimage in five parts" is
what Edward Sheldon styles his play,
"The High Road," with which Mrs.
Flske opened at the Columbia last
night for a two weeks' stay.
It Is a pilgrimage of a woman's life
and Mrs. Flske runs the gamut of
feminine emotions from 16 to 40.
Never at any point is there even
what might be termed a mildly "big"
scene. The play itself is largely
episodic in construction and pursues
the even tenor of its way, bat always
holds the interest.
Mrs. Flske's success in "The High
Road" is not acquired by emotion, for
she shows very little of that, but
rather by cool determination of mind.
It's almost like a demonstration of
mind over matter.
At the climax, where a specter of
her past has risen up and threatens
her future happiness, there was an en
tire absence of anything suggestive
of hysterical emotion upon which so
many •"big-" scenes are based. Mrs.
Flske simply faced the crisis with de
liberate calculation and by the very
force of her mind won.
The action concerns the story of
Mary Page, daughter of a hard fisted
farmer. She meets a rich, young art
ist and goes with him to New York.
For three years she is his mistrens,
surrounded by every luxury. Then
she awakens, and leaves to work in a
factory at $7 a week and help fight
the battle of the working girl.
Eighteen years later we see her a
successful author and head of the
Combined Women's Labor league. A
young lawyer who had known Mary
as a girl is now governor of the state.
Marry has lobbied a bill for an eight
hour working law for women, and tiie
governor is going to sign it. The
governor loves her and intends to
marry her, despite the story she tells
him of her past.
From here on the action grips, as
it shows the efforts of the governor's
enemies to defeat his election as pres
ident of the United States. They have
secured the evidence of Mary's one
misstep and are going to use it as a
weapon against her husband.
How she finally beats them by the
sheer force of her character Is a good
drama, admirably acted by Mrs. Fiske
and a most competent company of
players, including Eugene Ormonde,
I Arthur Byron, Aldrich Bowker and
To Dramatize Latest
Novel of London's
Jack London has joined with Eugene
Walter for th of a play
adapted from one of his most success
ful novels. "The Valley of the Moon."
Recognizing the fact that London's
works are invariably characterized by
an absolute knowledge of his subject
and good descriptive matter, Walter
a short time ago opened negotiations
with London to obtain the right for
stage productions of his works.
The result was a special trip made
by Walter from New York to close the
deal with London. "The Valley of the
Moon" is one of London's latest ef
In the contract Jack London retains
the exclusive rights to filmatize "The
Valley of the Moon," this portion of
the contract being particularly in
spoil Neville's chances for suceesf If
he married his model.
Comedy abounds In the dramatiza
tion of Chambers' novel. Renee Noel,
who took the role of Rita Tevls, won
her audience by her realistic manner
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Lower picture is Virginia Berry,
with "The Common Law" at
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the title role 'is about all that could
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early performances. It was noted that
lie led the applause vigorously after a
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Of four plays ready for production
under the direction of the Messrs.
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fourtli traces its origin to foreign
sources. There is significance and
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ment, for it goes far to prove the
ascendancy of the native dramatist,
and, considering the substance of the
juice that's enlightening and really
funny. Others who made good with
their roles last night were Adele Bel
garde, Jerome Storm, Ralph Bell,
Frank Wyman, Edmond Leow, David
Butler and J. Frank Burke.
three plays, it discloses the prefer
ence of playwright, producer and
public, all alike, for both comedies
and dramas that concern themselves
with American themes. AwoiTcan
characterization and American "at
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William A. Brady will shortly
send "Little Women" to the Cort.
This exquisite dramatization of
Louisa If. Alcotfs famous story has
proven a big success.
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tive most frequently applied to "Love
and Laughter"—the latest Oscar
Strauss operetta—or at least the
latest since "The Chocolate Soldier."
Charles Frohman is to bring out
"Ix>ve and Laughter" in America
some time between now and spring-
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