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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, March 22, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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22, 1913-
GRAND Tai2 Mon. Mch 24
GRAND .D Mar. 27-28 jgft
Charles L. Gaskell, Presents
In the $150,000 Production
EYerywoinan Three Nights
Jfext Week at Grand.
It Is a Henry Sayage Produc
tion of High Class.
Helen Gardner in Films as
Excuse Me, a Ripping Farce,
xt Saturday.
At the Grand.
Tonight Rainey African hunt pic
tures. Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday
"Kvery woman."
Thursday and Friday Helen Gard
ner in "Cleopatra."
Saturday "Kxcuse Me."
April 1 "The Modern Eve."
April 4. Maude Adams in "Peter
At the Auditorium.
March 29 John McCormack, Park
hurst concert series.
At the Novelty.
At the Majestic.
Feature -motion pictures.
Next week is the first week this sea
son to have a booking every day at
the Grand. Henry W. Savage's won
derful production of "Everywoman"
will appear the first three nights, to
be immediately followed by Helen
Gardner in the photoplay. "Cleopatra."
"Excuse Me," which concludes the
busy seven days, is booked for Satur
day. The next number on the Parkhurst
concert series is John McCormack,
who will sing Saturday night. March
29, at the Auditorium. He has ap
parently reached perfection in opera
and concert alike, has sung with Mel
ba and Tetrazzini. and fills capacity
houses from Xew York to San Fran
cisco. Maude Adams in Barrie's fairy play.
"Peter Pan." is the most notable book
ing Mr. Crawford has secured for the
spring season at the Grand. She ap
pears in Topeka as the boy who never
grew up on April 4. An "S. R. O."
sign will creak in the winds five min
utes after the doors were opened.
The Paul J. Rainey African hunt
pictures, to be shown at the Grand to
night, represent a year of labor and
an expenditure of a quarter million ,
dollars. Mr. Rainey, who is a mil- !
lionaire sportsman from Cleveland, j
mzo, unueriuuK ium uig gxine- nuiii lk.
first merely from the point of sport.
He was the first African big game
hunter to provide that the wonderful
scenes he saw and the strange experi
ences he passed through should be
t- preserved for the delectation of the
, American public through the medium
of motion pictures, colored slide and
..lecturer. Accompanying his expedi
tion was a large corps of expert pho
tographers and motion picture camera
operators. Whenever there was a
hunt to.be undertaken, or a dangerous
trip into the Jungles, these intrepid
men of the camera and film were in
the forefront.
The Rainey expedition consisted of
30 white men, 300 black men, 135
camels, 40 horses, 60 dogs, 54 oxen
and 150 sheep on the hoof. Mr.
Rainey, Professor Heller of the Smith
sonian institute, and their personal
retinues, met Mr. Allen Black of Aus
tralia and Mr. Augustus Outran of the
Transvaal at Port Said, and while
traveling to Mombassa completed their
Undoubtedly the largest traveling
organization of the theatrical world is
Henry W. Savage's production of the
dramatic spectacle, "Everywoman,"
which he will offer at the Grand for
three days, commencing Monday night,
with a matinee on Wednesday. "Every
woman" is a combination of drama
opera, musical comedy, and requires,
all told, more than one hundred and
fifty people to give the performance.
In addition to this large company of
musical and dramatic people there is
a symphony orchestra of superb qual
. Ity with the organization to render
the impressive score, which was com
posed by George Whitefield. dean of
the Xew England Conservatory of
Music. "Everywoman" was produced
in London at the historic Drury Lane
theater in September and made an as
tonishing success. The English found
It as the Americans had done, a high
moral lesson, pleasing alike to all
classes, and furnishing at the same
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John McCormiek. Irish tenor, who conies to the Auditorium
Under the direction of the P arkhurst Concert Series.
March 29,
time amusement and entertainment.
Many people seldom found in the the
ater have gone there to see "Every
woman," and have found it an inspi
ration and instruction. Ministers have
told their congregations to witness it
and editors have written their readers
advising it as a timely lesson. Elbert
Hubbard, editor of the Philistine, said:
"The memory of my visit to the the
ater to see 'Everywoman' remains as
a great white light in my life's little
The motion pictures presenting
Helen Gardner in the dramatic spec
tacle of "Cleopatra" will be seen at the
Grand Thursday and Friday of next
week. The scenery and costumes
briner out the Oriental splendor and
luxury of Egyptian life at that period.
Helen Gardner has all the grace of the
queen which she represents. The pic
tures are an education along historic
Xew York is laughing yet at "Ex
cuse Me," the Rupert Hughes farce
that ran all last season and last sum
mer and for several weeks this season
at the Gaiety theater, a total run of j
nine months on Broadway. .Say "Ex
cuse Me" to anybody in Xew York and
you'll send that person into peals of
laughter. It doesn't matter for what
reason you say "Excuse Me," it's al
ways a laugh, even when it's an apol
ogy, for the expression suggests the
farce, and even a hint of the play pro
duces howls of glee. Therefore, pre
pare for the laugh of your lives at the
Grand on March 29. "Excuse Me" Is
a comedy on a railroad train. All the
action is on an overland express run
ning across the continent. The scenes
are in the cars and the characters are
the passengers and the train crew.
More things happen on this trip than
one could imagine and everything is a
laugh. It is laughter every mile and
e'ery minute of the way. Those who
miss "Excuse Me" will have to say
"excuse me" when asked about their
failure to enjoy the jolliest, merriest,
cleverest and best farce ever. You
really ought to laugh, you know. It
does a heap of good. See "Excuse Me"
and laugh all the way from Chicago to
A striking and oddly attractive
dancing number will be introduced by
Donald Brian during his visit in
Charles Frohman's elaborate produc
tion of "The Siren." The old-fashioned
polka forms the basis for this dance.
Right at present the reigning terpsi
chorean sensation in Berlin, Vienna
and other cities of the European conti
nent is the polka brought up to date.
It has been predicted that the famous
standby, the waltz, is due to be again
supplanted for a time and that the
polka will accomplish this step just as
did the two-step some few years back.
The polka that Brian has schemed
is the manner in which it is pre
sented. Brian first, dances the num
ber" with a girl in a modern evening
gown. As the pair exit, the stage is
darkened and into an amber spot light
whirls a young woman garbed in
the hoops and crinoline of the '60's,
when this polka was truly tne rage.
After she has danced for a time Brian
enters the spot light with her and for
an encore repeats with the two girls
and their contrasting costumes.
Brvan wrote the lyrics and the mu
sic for this number himself, but con
fesses that he got his idea for the odd
costuming effect from witnessing a
performance of "Milestones, tne
reigning dramatic hit of Xew York
and London.
Direct from a run of two hundred
and fiftv performances in Chicago,
Mort H. Singer's successful Berlin
musical comedy, "A Modern Eve,"
will come to the Grand for an engage
ment of one night on Tuesday, April
1. The play has made some sensation
as a musical comedy and includes the
following tunes. "Goodbye. Every
body." "Is the Girl You Married Still
the Girl You Love?", "You're Such a
Lonesome Moon Tonight," "Rita, My
Margarita." "Every Day Is Christmas
When You're Married," and "Hello
A musical comedy produced by Co
han and Harris, with Raymond Hitch
cock as the star, is bound to be a live
ly entertainment. It is further prom
ised that the production of "The Red
Widow," which is to be seen at the
Grand this spring, will overshadow in
beauty and lavishness any musical
play that we have had for some time.
Mr. Hitchcock has been surrounded
by a large company, including Flora
Zabelle and a special orchestra. The
first act of the play takes place at
the Alcazar music hall. London. The
second and third acts are laid at til.
Petersburg, Russia, and has afforded
ample opportunity for scenic effects
and dressmaking exhibits. The book
is brimful of comedy and the music
is said to be melodious.
The Novelty bill for next week con
sists of acts different from any that
have been shown this season. The
Musical Bells, billing themselves as a
"novelty musical act," carry their own
special setting and lighting effects. It
is a distinct novelty in itself. Harry
Bestry, the dancing Beau Briimmel, is
said to be excellent. Whitney's oper
atic dolls, which have been in great
demand this season with vaudeville
managers, have been engaged. Rice
and Cady, two German comedians and
fun-makers, will be presented. The
three Elliotts, a -comedy acrobatic act,
The story of the most remarkable woman in history
Perfectly portrayed by the most accomplished artist
ever seen in Motion Pictures.
Perfect Photography, Costumes and Effect.
Acknowledged by the press and people as the most
stupdendous and beautiful pictures ever produced in
motion pictures.
0 Night 8:30 Lower Floor, 35c; Balcony
1 riCCS 25c; Children 15c. Reserved seats on
sale Tuesday. Matinee 2:30-Children 15c, Adults 25c
lit rmiTjiifrinii 'V-i- -at1--Tlirwril'fca-t-" -f-T Villi h-m" rtnifw
The Tremendous Dramatic Spectacle
Greatest of All Spectacular Productions!
150 People and Symphony Orchestra!
Nights 50c, 75c,$1.00,$1.50,$2.00
Matinee 25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50
Seats Now on Sale No Free List
Scene from the Cleopatra Films at the Grand Thursday and Friday Night.
is included in the bill. The manage
ment announces that on Monday night
election returns will be read from the
The Majestic will present an' entire
week of feature pictures. Though they
are an added expense the price will
not be raised. A program has been
specially selected from manufacturers
of the best pantomime plays and from
four to five reels will be shown each
The newest and biggest Xew York
success is Julia Sanderson In the
Sunshine Girl," recently imported
from the Gaiety theater in London.
The music has taken the big eastern
city by storm.
"Little Women." which has been all
season at Brady's playhouse in Xew
York, has completed its engagement
and been substituted by "The Painted
Women." "Little Women" is booked
for a western tour, including Kansas
City in its itinerary- The naive little
drama, derived from Miss Alcott's
simple plot, was one of the Xew York
surprises and has had a phenomenal
Alia Xazimova's tour is booked well
nto the summer, playing Los Angeles
July 5.
"If there are any large, soft, luxuri
ous seats in heaven the men who
planned and carried out this canal will
surely get them." writes Mabel Talia
ferro from Ancon, Central America.
"My jaws tighten at every lock I see
jaw lock, lock jaw (joke). But re
ally it's a wonderful sight. Panama
iteslf is the loveliest, Quaintest, fallmg-
to-pieces city, full of smells, orange-
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colored sunsets, drawn-work table
cloths, and almost overpowering heat."
Dramatic Mirror.
Preparations are now being definite
ly made for "Fanny's First Play" to
continue at William Collier's Comedy
theater far into the warm weather.
There has been practically no diminu
tion of patronage during Lent, which
is positively extraordinary for such an
offering. When Bernard Shaw's lat
est play makes its western tour, To
peka will be included in its route.
Margaret Illington has been selected
as the attraction that will occupy
the stage of the Cort theater,- Boston,
when John Cort's most easterly thea
ter is completed and ready for open
ing next season. Miss Illington . will
present for the first time in Boston
Charles Kenyon's drama, "Kindling,"
in which she has been starring suc
cessfully for two years under the man
agement of Edward J. Bowes. Miss
Illington is at present making a tour
of the south in the Kenyon play. Her
present season will not end until late
in May.
For today and tomorrow the Majes
tic theater will show another feature
three-reel picture, "The Marconi Op
erator," and in addition to this won
derful picture also will show a one
reel picture of Indians trailing the
white man in frontier days. Holmes
will smg that rag-time song, "Frankie
and Johnny." The ten-piece orches
tra will give its usual concert
The Minerva club will hold a meet
ing Monday of next week with Mr E
D. Clithero. 309 West Tenth avenue'.
. a. rowers will assist Mrs.
Clithero. The meeting was to have
been held at the home of Mrs G G
Moore, but as Mrs. Moore is ill the
meeting- place was changed.
Sorosis club will meet Saturdav.
March 29, with Mrs. W. A. McCarter,
at her home on College avenue. Mrs.
P. C Chamberlain will read a paper
on 'The Mystery of Sleep." and the
discussion will be led bv Mrs D H
Forbes and Dr. Harriet Adams
Fun Furnishing Pullman Carnival
Willis P. Sweatnam as the Porter
And the New York Gaiety Theater Company
Special Pullman Scenic Equipment
All Aboard for Reno
The Overland Limited to Unlimited Laughter
Night: Ore. $1.50: Ore. Clr. $1.00: Bal. 1st 5
rows, $1.00; next 3, 75c; Hear 50c. Gal. 25
Boxes $2.00.
Matinee: Moor $1.00: Bal. 1st 8 rows 73c; rear
50c; Galley 25c. Boxes $l.oO:.
Parkhurst Concert Series
The cciebeated. baa4.uet acese Iron, il verj woman, the Savage production at the Grand vpcra bouse Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
The Monday Tourist club will meet
Monday of next week- with Mrs. W P
Snyder at her home in Mulvane street!
The regular lesson of the dav is on
India and Mrs. Wilmarth will have
an address on "The Pilgrims."
Mrs. Fannie Cooper Atkinson, presi
dent of the Kansas .State Federation
of Women's. Clubs, regarding the next
convention of the Federation, says:
- "The forthcoming convention of the
Kansas federation is of more than
usual interest because of the elec
tion of a new executive board. This
Is an important matter, since so
very much depends upon the ability,
tact, initiative and general club learn
ing possessed by the officers of the or
ganization. "It is the policy of the administra
tion to maintain a position of absolute
neutrality in the matter of the selec
tion of a board.
"The only candidates mentioned for
the presidency are Mrs. Grace L.
Snyder of Cawker City and Mrs. C.
B. Walker of Norton. These women
are both now serving the Federation
efficiently. Mrs. Walker as vice-president
of the state and Mrs. Snyder as
president of the Sixth district. They
are both good looking and well
grounded in club work, and being wo
men of high ideals will resort to
nothing unfair or unkind In their re
spective campaigns.
"Other candidates for offices have
not announced themselves, at least
the news has not reached the presi
dent's ear.
"We are going to have a splendid i
Auditorium, March 29
8 O'CIock P. M.
John M
Celebrated Irish Tenor
EDWIN SCHNEIDER, Pianist and Composer
and IDA D1VIN0FF, Violinist
Subscribers' Prices $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c
Non-Subscribers' Prices $2.00, $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c
Mail orders accompanied by, checker money order filled in order of
their receipt. Address Miss Jean Parkhurst, rare K. B. ;uild Music
Store. Public seat sale Monday, March 24. at 8:30 a. m.. at K. B.
Guild Music Co.
meeting and a harmonious election,
followed by the best two years in the
history of the federation."
Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead, chairman
of the peace and arbitration depart
ment of the National Council of Wo
men, has sent out a bulletin to the
members of the council, which is in
part as follows:
"The opening of 1913 finds the
struggle between reason and brute
force being waged more fiercely than
at any other time within the last gen
a fatnrtlins- outburst of mili
tarism is unsettling the minds of the
uninformed. It Is not generally known
that the United States is paying a
larger percentage of its annual ex
penditure in preparing for future
war than any other nation in ids
world but one. Germany, the most ex
posed to danger, and we. the least ex
fnmivn fops, are each paying
I 4 3 per cent of our national expendi
ture for future war. Germany has
some excuse. We have none.
"Every year the appalling number
of 600,000 American lives are lost
needlessly. The nation that is pro
tected by two oceans, that hasn't an
enemv in the world, that began every
foreign war it ever had, is now paying
4 3 per cent of its total revenue for fu
ture war. and yet allows 40 per cent, of
its annual death list result from pre
ventable causes needless fire and ac
cidents, typhoid, tuberculosis, foul
milk and the like.
"Women are asked to use all the
influence they have against the ex
penditure of the vast sums in prep
aration for war. Those who are in
terested may get literature on the
subject from the World Peace Foun
dation. 40 Mount Vernon street, Bos
ton. Mass. A pamphlet entitled 'Club
Women and the Peace Movement' Is1
particularly good on the subject."
Dally Matinees, 3 o'clock 10c
Nights 2 SIiowh 7:45, 9:15
A refined musical novelty art
arrying their own special
The Panclng Beau Brummel
Whitney's Operatic Dolls
WIk Iance and .Sing
Tlx- brilliant metropolitan come
dians Irr German character work
"Three elliots
Refined Comedy Acrobat
In Seelnff This Show You Will
See 5 Standard Act-S of the
Vaudeville World.
Will He Read Between Acts
Monday Night. ,

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