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'HE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING- MARCH:"' 1, 1913-
DRAMATC NEWS, Adelaide Thurston Monday At traction at (5 rand. 2 Twn GRAND OPERA HOUSE Shows ; " Every at30 The Most Wonderful and S and 9:00 Beautiful Motion Picture 4:00 p m' The Star Is Using "The Love Affair" for Vehicle. GREAT MOVING PICTURE REEL. 3Iana:er to the Cross" 3Iarcli 4, o and 6. Three Goods Shows From March 17 to Mareh 24. rom A r-r'C-r I tlie Mang H COMING ATTRACTIONS. At the Grand. Monday. Adelaide Thurston. March 4. 5 and 6. moving pictures "From the Manger to the Cross." March 6 and 7. moving pictures, "Satan." March 17, "The Shepherd of the Hills." March 21. "Naughty Marietta." March 22, the Rainy African Hunt Pictures. March 24. 2o and 26. "Every woman." Novelty. Vaudeville. Majestic. Moving pictures and entertainers. Adelaide Thurston in a New I'lay. An event that will interest Topeka and its inter-urban theatergoers is found in the announcement of ihe at traction that will occupy the stage of the Grand on Monday evening. On that occasion "that well-beloved actress, Adelaide Thurston, will make her reappearance as a star in a new play entitled "The Love Affair." a comedy written especial!- for Miss Thurston by Frederick Paulding. Adelaide Thurston has come to hold place in our affections a little closer than that created by her artistry. We have com' to look upon her, not only as a finished actress, but as a sincere friend. Miss Thurston has appeared 1 nere at enrerent times in "The Girl from Out Yonder" and "The Woman's Hour." The last named plav was from the Pen of Mr. Frederick Pauld ing, the author of "The Love Affair," her stellar vehicle this season. In "The Love Affair.1- Miss Thurs ton as a heroine who rejects the love of a poor suitor in favor of that of xn elderly millionaire, only to find that 1 cr affections are in the keeping of her discarded sweetheart, and in the emergency the girl accepts a position as stenographer to an old and very rich bachelor who. in dying, makes her the executrix and principal beneficiary f his immense fortune, a clause in the will being that she must live for a time in the neighborho.nl occupied by ti,e other heirs and be guided in the final appropriation of the property f the opinion she forms of their several characters, has a part thor oughly suited to her personality. Liv ing there under an assumed name she again meets her first love who has won a fortune for himself and again lays siege to her affections. It is around this brief story that Frederick Pauld ing has woven the plot of "The Love Affair." the playing of which is said to arouse the heartiest sort of laughter. Mr. Hop promises a most elaborate senie surrounding for "The Love Af fair" as well as a supporting company of rare excellence. From Manser to the Cross. The Springfield (111.) Register says: "From the Manger to the Cross." a portrayal of the life of Christ, is be ing shown at the Vaudette for three days. The first show- open to the pub- FILMS WILL SHOW STAGE'S BEST ART; FAMOUS ACTORS TO APPEAR IN "MOVIES IN NOTED PLAYS. t - - iiviJ 1 1 V-Vw -'Tv - I , , ill r i-'k (. left t tltMi Jfta Oreor. Hattla WlUluoa and Richard Carle la -Ta Girl fraa MMtmartnt1 aa Ila Naalawv Oottoaw Aaaaia ui Blbla liarka. Maude Adama. BUUa Burke. Rlcb- rd Curia. HaUi Wtlltams, I Nasirnova, Julia Baaeraon aad a idosan other tbeatrloal stars of tbx 'first magnitude in the "moviea!" A (ew years ago such a thine u ua-dreaued-of. but soon the patrons at movinc-picture tbeaters will have the pjeamre of seetnc Sbaaa famous actor . folic on the mcrrtag - picture screen, i A million dollar company haa Just lera formtKl in New Tork and nss soade arrangements with tha players mentioned to appear In their best known parts. ' Before the end of this month Maude Addams, supported by the same com pany seen with her this winter, will portray her Interpretation of "Peter Feb. At the same time Alia Nazl mova will pose for films in Hichens' "Bella Donna" and Ibsen's "The UoU'a House." and other plays. Bll lle Burke will be seen In "Laoye Matcnas." Tli Mind the Paint Girt" and In btex playa In which she s - i -,:''i-V!; '!''':. - r'i ':.yy V ' I I' . ..... .- i-v wT Adelaide Tliui-ston, Attraction at lie was given yesterday when many people attended this beautiful produc tion. The undertaking to produce this great picture has been a hard one, but the Kalem company has manu factured, after great trouble, a most inspiring and wonderful work of art. The combining of master minds with the beautiful and inspiring effects which can be produced by the camera makes this picture one of the finest of its kind ever made. The subject has been handled with reverence, and one who has looked upon the picture cannot help but feel the solemnity of the situation and leaves the theater with the great story deeply impressed upon his mind. The scenes are laid among the ex act surroundings where Christ is sup posed to have spent hif life on earth, which lends greatly to the vividness of the story. The picture is handled in five reels, which cover thoroughly the interest ing incidents in the life of Christ. The first reel, "The Birth of Christ." includes the Annunciation, the vision of Joseph, the journey of the Wise Men from the East, and the Shep herds "watching their flocks by night." Xo attempt has been made to create the- illusion of angels w hich has been one of the things that made some of the other motion pictures bearing on the subject almost a sacrilege. The presence of the heavenly hosts is made known by a w hite light, which is extremely effective. Plight Into Kgypt. In the second reel, the flight into Egypt is depicted. Mary and the Child sleeping in the shadow of the Sphinx with Joseph watching near, is one of the strong scenes in - this part of the film. In the third reel, the boyhood of Christ is shown, and here the Holy Family returns to Galilee. Jesus, in the temple with the Wise Men. staged after Hoffman's famous picture, is the feature of the reel. The Last Supper. The next reel begins with John the Baptist "crying in the wilderness" and U 3 ' Iff MP' ?pp . f wmim Iff A 1 v 1 ylj. - . .. the Grand Next Monday Nislit. shows Christ beginning his work. The choosing of h's disciples, the miracle of changing the water into wine, and healing the sick, the resurrection of Lazarus, and of the widow's only son, the making whole of the -man sick with palsy" are among - the many scenes show-n in the last two reels. Then follows the portrayal of the Last .Supper, an almost exact repro duction of Leonardo di Vinci's famous painting of that subject. Gethsemane. the betrayal, the trial by Pilate, and the crucifixion are shown so realistic as to remain indelibly fixed in the mind. Xot the least attractive part of the films is the Biblical quotation pre ceding each change of subject. Care fully chosen, they add much to the pictures. This makes an excellent method of placing before children that which can never be so vividly described. This Biblical masterpiece will be shown at the Grand opera house three days, commencing on March 4. Patrons of the Grand theatre will have an opportunity of enjoying a genuine treat on next Friday and Sat urday, when an exceptionally fine se ries of moving pictures, entitled "Satan," will be. shown. The author of this play has taken for his theme the effect of the tempter-on human life from the very creation to the pres ent time. The story of the third part is laid in medieval times. Satan instructs a chemist how to manufacture liquor, so that he may use it as an aid in his efforts to destroy mankind. The fourth part of this series is a story of modern times. Satan, in the guise of a magnate, conspires with his associates to oppress the working class and secure legislation harmful to the workingman. Then, again donning the garb of a laboring man, he induces them to strike. A riot ensues and many are killed. Satan, glorifying in his triumph, calmly lights a cigar and smiles on all the woe he has caused. The producers of this masterpiece hs starred: Hattie Williams ar.u Richard Carle In "The Girl fro; Montmartre." William Gillette will pose lot films In "Secret Service" and "Sher lock Holmes." Julia Sanderson will act "The Sunshine Girl." John Drew and Edith Wynne Matthlson will ap pear, but It Is not yet known is what plays. In the casts surrounding the siart will be such artists as Eva Daven port. Tom Lewta. Alan Mudle. Ver non Caatle. Julian X.'suuse and others. A Reverent Moving Picture Five Reels Taken in Palestine and Egypt; by the Kalem Co. on the same ground where on was enacted the scenes told of in the Bible during the life of Christ. Tuesday, PRICES: Lower him hiii have spared no pains or expense to follow carefully the plans of the auth or, and the result is an entertainment which can be appreciated- by all. Manager Crawford is really to be con gratulated on securing for his patrons a production which has been causing a sensation everywhere. The following is copied from the Evening: Telegraph. Philadelphia: Book-made plays, as a rule, are not the most satisfactory of theatrical of ferings, but the dramatization of Har old Bell Wright's novel. "The Shep herd of the Hills," presented under similar title at the Grand Opera house last evening for the first time in this city, found much favor with an au dience numerically large. The stage version is the work of the author and Klsbrey W. Reynolds, and they have succeeded in imparting to it much of the flavor of the Ozark mountains, so delightful in the story. To be sure, considerable "pounding" was neces sary at the beginning to get the idea of the story to those unfamiliar with it. This is always the case with plays made from books. The vast recesses of the Grand Opera house did not per mit of this colloquy being carried very far. and much of it was lost. But the hang of the pathetic tale was grasped later, and the interest once awakened, was maintained until the conclusion of the play. This attraction will appear at the Grand on March 17. "Naughty Marietta." a comic opera by Victor Herbert and Rida Johnson Young, produced tinder the personal management of Oscar Hammerstein and with a carefully selected company of sixty operatic celebrities recruited from his grand opera organizations, forms one of the most promising at tractions announced to visit this city. The star of the organization is Florence Webber, a little American girl, selected by Mr. Hammerstein from amongst the thousands of applicants famed in mus ical circles both in this country and in Europe. In the Paul J. Rainey African Hunt Pictures, that will be seen at the Grand on March 22 a number of facts not generally known concerning natural history are brought out. The work is under way. now that the modern morality play, "Everywom an." has scored such a success in Lon don, of having the piece translated in to German for an early production in Berlin and Vienna. "Everywoman" is now being played in Australia and Henry W. Savage expects soon to see it running simultaneously in six dif ferent countries. "Everywoman" will be offered here shortly with one of Mr. Savage's best companies headed by Adele Blood, a very beautiful young woman, who has made a great success in the title role. A Xovel Attraction. "The Red Widow." The ending of a play is the novel be ginning of that musical comedy "The Red Widow." which will be revealed at the Grand shortly. Is a work by Ren nold Wolf and Channing Pollock, who have built for Raymond Hitchcock out of unusual situations cleverly handled lines that linger In the memory of the fortunate individuals blessed with a sense of humor, and Russian scenes and incidents with a strong Broadway atmosphere. The curtain rises on the first act of "The Red Widow" just as the curtain on the stage falls. The audience that is paid to applaud the mimic players faces the audience that has paid to see them, and. Just as jji i fa mi 're'ni m, mnnra' hmT ij Wednesday, Thursday Every serious minded person should see the wonderful results achieved by the Kalem Com pany in the effort to faithfully portray the life of One who has meant so much to mankind. Children can be vividly impressed with the great lessons by this wonderful picture. Floor 35c. Balcony the real audience will do three hours later, the actor theater goers mingle the humming and whistling of the most tuneful air of the play they are sup posed to have seen, although they haven't with all kinds of opinions of the piece. Local demonstration of the excellent 1 quality of "Excuse me." a farce by Rupert Hughes, will be given by Henry , W. Savage at the Grand as an early ; booking with as brilliant a company of i comedians as ever has been assembled j in one organization. "Excuse Me" is! I laughter long and loud and all through ! ! three acts. Every man, woman and youth who sees "Excuse Me will be tied up in knots of merriment. Tha play is farce but it is not a knock- j about, horseplay hodgepodge of non sense. On the contrary its humor and comedy are clever, sane and plausible. There is a play in "Excuse mo.-' At the Xovolty. Swain's trained rats and cats, a dis tinct novelty which has proven a tre mendous success everywhere, not only from these animals being trained to do most anything, but to see friends between rats and cats, will bo one of the acts chosen. Another act is the Lillian sisters, two dainty, pretty girls who are inimitable and outclass all others in neat singing and dancing. Vernon & t'o.. ventriloquists, will be presented on this bill together with Joe McGee. a reputable blackface co median with many a laugh under his belt and u late star with Neil O'Brien's big minstrel show Vonklein & Gibson who have been featured on the. Or pheum circuit and other large vaude ville tours, billing themselves as "sing ers, dancers and impersonators 4n vaudeville, with a bouquet of tinkel tunes." Now if this bill does not look good, what does? The management announces that this show has been es pecially selected for Topeka and such acts as usually prove popular in this city are included on this program. At the Majestic. The nictures at the Majestic the past week have proven very popular and another popular program nas nu selected for the coming week. The : r.hnnon1 rn i - n T A.T rTl day, Wednesday and Friday. It is I 1 9- IteM Scene From the Clanger to the Cross. t' Be Shown ul the Grand Three Nights Nest Week. 25c. Matinee-Children GRAND Monday, March 3 Francis X. Hope, Presents Adelaide Thurston In Her Newest and Brightest Comedy Success "THE LOVE AFFAIR" BY FREDERICK PAULDING DDI PCC. Boxes $2.00, Floor $1.50 -Balcony first 5 rows $1.00, next rixlCCj. 3 rows 75c Rear Balcony 50c Gallery 25c SEAT SALE NOW AT MAJESTIC THEATRE NO FREE LIST claimed the pictures shown there are brighter and clearer than any moving pictures shown in the west. Manager Crawford having been the recipient of important suggestions and appliances from Lyman H. Howe who plays his Irand Opera house twice every year. The Majestic affords not only comfort ability, but is especially well ventilated and the environments are ideal. The ten piece orchestra and the idea of j is a happy thought. The patrons, of this theater are assured of more than their money's worth. Ship's Lucky Coins It has long been a superstition among seafaring men that a coin should be placed beneath the main mast of a newly built ship for luck. It is considered preferable that the coin should be of gold, but fcllver will do. The coin should bear the date of the year wherein the ship is built; and before being placed beneath the mast it is carefully wrapped in cotton. Its resting place is the stepping of the mainmast Numismatists are aware of this practice, and the consequence Is that when an old ship is broken up, es pecially abroad, there is always u gathering of coin collectors desirous of obtaining the coin. It is said that one collector obtained in this way a specimen of the rare American dollar wJjli 4 it somas. Life Story of Jesus of Nazareth 5000 Feet Special music by 10 piece Orchestra in keeping with the sentiment of the picture. A photo graphic achieve ment such as has never been seen in Topeka before. hi 4f Sy 15c. Adults 25c. 3C THE NOVELTY LAST TIMK TONIGHT 'hi 5-Art Higlwst Salaried Show I'.ver lreeii-l. COMMKNCIXti MOXIKW THIS BIG VAUDEVILLE REVIEW SWAINS TRAINED RATS AND GATS On Friendly Terms Willi OtlM-r Too. LILLIAN SISTERS Oil. Such llcatittfiil frlie. niul Their Ac! Is Neut Singing; and laiiciiig. JOE M'GEE HlncU Face t'omcilian. The Iate F'eutnrefl Star Willi NKIL OBHIIOX'S MINSTKi;LS VGNKLEIN AND GIBSON Impersonators. Singers, IuiKcrs, ISntertainers. "A IMXill'.T OF TIXKKli TIN F.S" THK VKKY LATKST IX" .MOTTOX iHrro;KAinv of 1804. which has commanded a high premium for many years. It thus appears that, by reason of this old sea custom, many rare coins have been preserved. The only silver Scottish pennies, known as doits, that are known to exist , were, it Is said, found in some old Scottish ships. Harper's Weekly. Decay of Home. Our prominent publicists display such a tendency to ascribe Rome's fall to her failure to embrace whatever reform they happen td be particularly interested in at the moment that we shouldn't be surprised any day to hear some Impassioned orator announce significantly that Rome- never abolish- ' ed the roller towel. Ohio .State Journal.