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AFFAIRS OF THE WEEK IN THE PLAYHOUSES NEW PRODUCTIONS ??The Dragon's Claw"?"The Elder Son" fie Comes Up Smiling" News and Notes. it.? RECTOR TIRXBIT.I.. what should be an interesting sei of cucum v p?a,. "The Dragon's Claw," which Klaw _ Erlanger and j-jtary ni at the New Amsterdam to-morrow eveninjr. The scenes arc laid ?' time of the Boxer uprising, fourteen yeara ago, and know, the first time this particular war ha? been used by a liayvris cerna a captain of the United States artillery de? tailed or. legal on - rvicc. ?i*-* wife suddenly inherits a large fortune, and another man appear** ?>:i ?hi .cene. The possibilities of such a condition of afairs should lend themselves capitally to the playwright's craft, and Mr. Strong hH.*- ? " 'her of r?oi' );iays :o his credit. Henry Miller has the entire ?rod... ?::rectio*i and promises an elaborate scries of stage ovei one hundred. Some 01" the actors apnearing in I roles are Charles D. Waldron. Gladys Hanson, Frederic dc fierman. Paul Everton, Robert Peyton Gibbs, Ida Waterman, '? 1 Mortimer, Robert Conville and S. J. Warrington. a? a* * nit a policy o? reticence regartaing hi? forthcoming \ Bi&dy. We know this much, howeve": It ?a ?.ailed fid will cpen the Playhouse on Tuerday evening. "The Elder of "Les Petites," that ran for some time in Pari1-. It ?u ?*. tienne Nepoly and adapted by Frederick Fenn. who trans? ferred ' Kent, England. All of the parts will be playe?i by eludes Cynthia Brooke, Mona Hungorford, Irby . a Latham, Norman Trevor, Lumsden Hare, Eric I? a*. t* ac?late Douglas Fairbanks as a hobo! Ilia-?, ?a what he new play "He Comes Up Smiling," v.-h ich A. H. Woods will ? r,?- 0:1 Wednesday evening. Of course, he regenerate . and i the end. We arc even assured that during hi j days "on iipultusly clean that they call him "the watermelon." r despite the fate that made him a minister's son. After a - both ;. fortune and a girl and gives up the road forever. our hero clad in a neat and nobby dinner jac?:et, If you don't b' girl is Patricia Collingc, who played with Mr. Fairban!:* reten'.!; New Henrietta." Others in the cast arc William Morris, luard Durand, Kobert Cain, Kathryn Browne Decker, Eobert Sell* Horn. *?. r p. ." Oliver Morosco's new musical comedy for Pritti "iiietl to open at the Casino some time n?_;t week. After its ce out of town it was found to require several-alteration** ?ad cha metropolitan premi?re is given. Broadway and Panse de Fun- and Old st., will night. It wil! prh'ate reception on friends of the roduction, "Under the ?ring, all the secrete ??no n Neptune's realm will sc shi jal realities photo -raph? the Williamson ? lion in the ocean edition fitted at Nor po ibilitiea of the fillia, larine tnbe, an inven n one rcr.pect a huge ?..vint iransparent water? off Ka&sia- ere selected as offer , yf marine life and :imum of oh?.tacles. In ?; m, tang?? ,,iana" wili i? m pneumatic danc of a hard maple fcocin?, .??on .-?evcral thick -f fell ftllinf, B'vintr the Fame the floor rested upon >ns. The programme of concert novelties ?odj( ires includes the '?Howmr orgnniiation . and artists: i'r.ni. Society Orchestra; Tr?nk McKe re orchestra; lm I'.a'.alaika Orchestra; ?'ale. .Mart-oil,, ?albua, pinna donna col natnra: Mis Ann Clover Morgan and exhibition dancers; le ballet; Mist &U11? Mr. Le Roy Roberts, Mine Will .. Spaulding Hall, society fencei lovra dancing trio - nd Mr. Lambert. The Broad* a\ ?.os? Gardens Theatre ??d D?nso tlc 1'errette ii the idea of *?. George 1. Kerr. The idea met **& tatint favor with the clubwomen * Nev. York, who have lent it cordial jtorsenen) formation of the ?*lte Thcatr;- Corporation, lor its cre ^00- The latter has expended $2-5, ** >* the improvement of the property. '.* Pr??id*nt of the corporation is Dr. *ti\?n Shalltnberger. George P. w vice-pre.ident and general min tl-RRENT ATTRACTIONS. 13H PK0D1?AL HUSBAND;' an in ? I teresting vehicle for John Drew, with a good cast, at the Empire. "THE STORY OF THE ROSARY,- a war drama full of thrills, with Alfred Paumier and Walter Howard. At the Manhattan Opera House. i "INNOCENT." a second edition of | "The Yampire," well acted and prosent ; ed in a novel manner at the Eltinge ? Theatre. ? - "IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE,-1 a jolly lavcc of advertising, love and soap, well played at George M. Cohan's Theatre. "THE BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE," a charming comedy, with Ann Murdock, Mr.-. Whifl'en, Charles Cherry and Er 1 nest Lawford, at the Lyceum. "THE WARS OF THE WORLD." ? gigantic, spectacular production, well ?presented at the Hippodrome. "THE GIRL FROM UTAH,-' a eharm ing musical comedy, with Julia Sander | son. Donatd Brian and Joseph Caw thorn. At the Knickerbocker. "THE PASSING SHOW OF 1911." fine biggest and best of ail the sommer shows presented at the Winter tiarden. ? "THE DUMMY," a jolly detectire comedy ?hat is as much fun for little i folks as it is for grown-up?. At the ' Hudson. "THE THIRD PARTV." it riotoaa, 'meny farce, with iwo excellent come? dians Taylor Holme? and Walter Jones?now playing at the Thirty-ninth Street Theatre. _ "UNDER COVER," a rattling good I melodrama. *vith William Courenay and a good ca**. At the tort. "ON TRIAL," an extremely interest ,' ing and novel play, by Elmer Reizen I stein, presented with an excellent cast . at the Candler. _ "THE HIGH COST OF LOVING," a good vehicle for Lew Fields, rather I German, but very funny. At the Re I public. _ "PEG 0' MY HEART," the popular , piny which ran so long lest season st j the i on. Now playing at the Bronn Ojieii House. Elsa Rya.i is now i'cg. "TWIN BEDS, ' a bright farce, with cle?. er characterizations. At the Fulton THE YELLOW TICKET." with Jo?e pliine Victor, will play a week at the Grand Opera House before starting on tour. "WITHIN THE LAW." Bayard Veil? ler'? successful play, will be the at? traction for the ?veek at the Standard Theatre. "PEG V MV HEART." with another new i'eg, is playing a limited engage? ment at the Lyric. The new star is Dons Moore. "MISS DAISY." a pleasing and at? tractive musical comedy, rather un? usual in its form, at the Shubert. "THE-MODERN GIRL," a new com edy drama, at the Comedy. Sec review on Mondcy. ? - FEATURE FILMS. The \ itagrsph Theatre, New York' City, ha.? provided an interesting pro gramme, which includes the two Broad way star features. "411," a three-par1 ??elective drama, ?ml "The Win? k itoim Widow," a comedy in four parts, thai introduce! Cissy Kit;;-geralil. hei famous wini; and s -'ai CMt, The daily ?eleases are still a feature of the Vita graph Theatre piogramme. while Or? ganist Frank R. White offers a inu granime of popular and classic selec? tions. Over two hundred presentations of the d'Annunzio spectacle, "Cabiria." have now been given on Broadway, and the picture's popularity is increasing steady at the Globe Theatre. By ar? rangement with the management "Cabiria'' is to help the funds of the American Red Cross. Jack London'? ?'Burning JDajligbi" is ; the offering at the Strand this Meek. It il full of action and excitement. This week'.* Topical Review contains the second instalment o*- battl.- .-scenes taken on tlie European battlefields. Some new and extremely interesting "Scientla" and tj-avel pictures and a selected comedy n.ake un the pictuie programme. Tue txcciient ?oiiteit or? chestra has been enlarged, u number j of soloists having been added. The ' vocal soloist* for the week are Marion Reiner, soprano: Caroline Casaels, I contralto; Thornton D. Urquhart, tenor, and W. Edward Johnson, bary? tone. M?sica! director, Carl Edouarde. Henrietta Crosrr.an made her first 1 appearance in motion pictures in "The Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch," produced by I the Famous Players Film Company, of | which Adolph Zukor is president. The liIm production, in four reel?, was re leased to ?he picture theatre?, through? out the country last week. FOY AT IT AGAIN. Unsubdued by the slings and arrwwi of outrageous criticism which ?na?le a mess of his Hamlet, Kddie i'oy is still determined to squeeze Shakespeare in'o l;ia repertory. He is going to include the Melancholy Jaques "Seven Ages o? Mi.ii" from "As You Like It" It h I randerille act at the Colonial with one of tue little Foys for eve?ry age. Whet her or not Koy waa contemplating .?-hakespcarean *:.peririi?-iits when he arranged to ha\e a family <jf exactly -even children esnnot be .?.??teii. out it lemain.? a itriet and acenrate i'act ?lut ?very one o' the litt'e Koy.- haj a sepa? rate anal diatinct ase all except Made? line, who ha- three ftgea. Whet. ?sl:e.| about this natter recently Madeline remail'.eil thai hei ..tage age ?.va i twelve, her right age ten ?-:.d her i h:. 1 Ktnl a,?e seven. At any rate, Eddie Foy i? about to do the ?Seven ?Ages t, i:h the Seren Foys, and at present Wilting he is pontive that his kinship v.iti. Edwin Booth, after whom he haj so consistently and conscientiously tried to model his stage effort?, will at '*?t bt recognized. LOVE INSURANCE." Klaw Si Erlanger have made arrange? ments to peoduce at an early date "Love Insurance," from the book of the aame name by Earl Derr Biggers. The dramatic version has been made by A. E. Thomas, who has written sev? eral plays, notably "The Rainbow." in which Henry Miller appeared. Since the succesa of "Seven Keys to Bald pate" there has been much interest in I the next work of Mr. Biggers to reach 1 th* ??Mis, - IN VAUDEVILLE Sylvester Schaffer?Conroy and Le ? ? maire?Good Bills Promised at Other Theatres. Sylvester Schaffet- reu.am" the <.?i I'ne:- at the I'alace. The fact that th Palace with iti great capacity turn av.a* lie. ?ile a; every performauc? fourteen times a .?.eel: evidence tha as a bo:; ofHce attraction SchalTer sur Bernhardt, After seeing hi crowded hour of marvellous person* .-leu:?????'i'ifi. i-, Iiorseasaa. rau siciaii, artist, stroug man, prestidla! tator, acrobat, animal trainer, mark? rai and comedian at the Palace, on? underetnds, hi* European popularity N'at If. Will will He this week's Amer ?can headliner. He hai' ? new mono logue. The featured musical act wil be that of Cecil Lean and Cloe May ..el?1. Lean has ?tarred in twelve mu s lea I comedies, and ha? himself writte i ar.d corapOsed loin* muc'cal play*. Wit M ?si? Meyfteld be present? eight aanai ial r.unbers. Sam and Kitty Mortoi ; v ho maintain the traditions of oidtim ' variety, ".ill i,re-?ei.t *'Bac!< to Wher They Started," which shows th* earl ideal ? f long and ?lance and comed; l?o a Welch ?nil George Crouch vi he ?"- ?reek's ?lancer.-. Another dan? inir act is the Solti Duo. from Europi who will make their American debut a I tin Palace. Tl ?? famous marionette of H?rr Schichtl <?ii! he ?-own for th he Palace next reek. VICTOIIA. Cotosaal vaudeville n announced a Hammcrstein's Victoria Theatre r?> the weeii beginning September 14 Thi programme Includes Conroy and Le maire, in a new not: Pauline Hull, i;; ; ^ingiii'' act; Kathryn Ostenaan. aaaist ed by James Kyrle HacCurdy and ?Mu bel Wright, In a ne? act, "True t? Nature"; Claire Rochester, in bei Una week: Havemen, animal trainer; '?a! ; lagher and Carlin. In "The Battles o? ; Hay Rum"; McDevitt, Kelly an?! Lueey : in "The Piano Mo era a;id the Actress ; Minis Richards, the Paint;.- ?Snglisl Trio. ii. tonga and dances, and Freddi? Welsh, the lightweight champion. M.IIV.MBRA. The Alhambra elTera ? ??oo.i b:ll ?o? i the week beginning with Harry ?*'?> and Van sei Dolly i?? the po.,itirm ? lionui. other; are -i?'* Nine W ii Eiussars, a .^inginj: band; Sophye B-i it'd. Harry rJowaford and bis compini in "Twenty Odd Years"; Mrs. G - Hughes and her company In "Lady ('?<? lip"; Lou Auger; Tracy. Stone . m Spink; Artois and Knie-*'., aerob it! mu! ?y her novelties. ROYAL. The two it a is on the bill at ih' ?oyal Theatre are Harr) limp?', am Rooney and Bent. Others ;-.re Doll?. Connolly, ia new longs; "The ?Vlons Lisa," presented b) May Tally; Ed< wards Davis, with Uii ? ?Jule Power, in a ? omedy satire; lla'.vthot i.e .nul Ingli.---. lioeder's Invention, 'he Flying Mai fin?1 and Burn? and Lynn. COLONIAL. Two ?tars divide headline honors at the Colonial Theatic this week. They aie Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Poya and Grace La Eue. The f-Hv family lias practically a new act ?ind Grace La Rue brings a supply of the latest aonga. Other-, aie Alice Ria ami Bert French, in "The Dance of the Temptress"; Dainty Marie. Furle Reynolds and Nellie Denegan, Allen Diuehhii, Kdwin George, Genevi?ve Warner an?! the Magleys, whirlwind dane? AT LUXA, v l-1 um ?i! indications, ?he pro? gramme offeied by the management of i Luna for Mardi Gras week will be one oi' ununu?l interi-s-t. Trie programme : Monday afternoon will incluue toe tinging ?i the national ?irs by the children of the public schools at Conev Island, as I "II as the Sunday school children of this district, together with a ?atr raising feature. The committee ha* invited Mayor Mitchel and his eahfaet, as well as all the city oficiala and the Con-jressmen of the district t?) be present. At the Castle SW?iaei Houa- on Tuesday eveaiag rt fancy costutno ball will be given. Wednesdav evening a benefit dance will be held. At tue last meeting of the Mardi (Iras committee Mis*? Helen Fitzpatrick, one , of Luna's cashiers, and Amos Berit, i zan. also of Luna, ?rere ?elected to : carry out the title roles of Miss Co | lumbiu ?ad Uncle Sam. After the I parade each evening the couple will hold a teception in the Luna Park ! ballroom. JARDIN DE DANSE. Maurice and Florence Walton ex . hibit lia original dances each night at ?the Jardin de Danae, s? follows: Mau rice's Hesitation Walt-, Tango Ciuq-a Sept, Polka Argentine. Peric?n. One Step Eccentrique and Maurice's a-on derful Skating Waltz. Beatrice Allen end Lewia Sloden have added new dances to their repertoire. Leon Vo.i Dell and Edna Fenton have rejoined the exhibition dancers after a brief va? cation. Anna Laughlir. sings popular songs. DANSE UES FOLLIES. Ziegfeld Danse des Follies, in the Aerial Garden* atop the New Amster? dam Theatre, attracted many dancing parties during the la?t week. The pa irons aeem to have an amazing endur? ance, for aa soon as one hand stops playing the other starts up. and no? body .seems to rest. The sixteenth week begins on Monday. | AMONG THE Bl RI.ESOUERS. At the Columbia Theatre this week will be the 1914 edition mi the "Star and Gaiter" show, headed by Jack Co.i way and .Miss "BUIm" Hill. The pro? duction ia in two acts. N'ev costumes have been lupplied, the muaic Is the la'est work of B?oa?i?.vay's song writ? er--. In the ca ? are Jessie DcVVolfe, Mabie Kein. Cerise Cecil, Margie King. Edith Howard, Be sie Hawthorne. Lulu Welch, Phoebe Moni--, Moiti? and Nat - aii?- SfcAlperine, Grace Munroe, Evelyn. !?a?'i-. Catharine Howard, May Reed. Lionel Munroe and a large choru-?. Afternoon and evening Sunday concerts have been resumed ?I the Columbia. The Broadway Giria will be seen at the Murray Hill Theatre ?ins week, pre? ! senting a two-act burlesque. "A Day ? ??id a \isht." The second act will be preceded by an olio of vaudeville act? In the eempony are Maze! Crosby, Joe Morria, A! K. Hull nn?l Savo. known M the "Jumping Juggler." Sunday con? tinuous concern ".ill begin at this house to-day. BENEI1T AT BRAWNER. The benetit for 'he American Peal ? Cross Fund to be given at the B?wn*C Atop the Strand on Wednesday night | promises te add a goodly amou? the receipts of that organizado.i. Owing to the necessity of being i.?i Chicago on that date, the Crane i be nnaiile to appear ai this benefit, bu' \t their place will be several teams of dancers now appearing in Sew York. The programme will also ccntain .*<?.? eral surprises fron Broadway -hows. Kosittf-jMaiitilla and C. Balfour Lloyd will nut on the Ta-Ta?> and Do.?n't?. Huntirr ??nal Jack MeEnneaa will dai.ee La Furlana, tlie danre which was nai?. t< have been sanctioned by the Pop?. i h?* music played by Fred Quintrell and hie orchestra for this dance met composed by Anherl in l7_?. Th?s dansants will be resumed ?o ntorrov b.? given every day nom -I :o it: .M) p. in. under the direction o- Nora White, who was formerly at Rector's and the Paiai" de Dansa. MW YORK 'HEATRE. A siupiise. the e\act nature of which will be annoui.ced on .Monday, will ba? the feature ef the week's entertain? ment at the New York Theatre, in ad? dition to a Him productM.n of "The Man o( the Hour," with Robert Wa? ??. ick i and a four-reel pre? sentation of "A Venetian NighljP pro? duced by Mux Reinhart with Maria Carrai, the girl who portrayed the role ? of the nun in "The Miracle," as th?? star. The vaudeville feature to top the bil1 will occupy lorty minutes ot un? usual entertainment. "THE PINK NIGHTGOWN." Kitty Gordon will open her new comedy "The Pink Nightgown," by Kin y Pieli the Majestic. Chicago. Monday. The lead will be played by Harrison Hunter, who produces the 1 piece. This is the first time Miss Gor? don has ever appeared on the stage without doing any singing. PEARL ?.KiFIlTH. Peail Griffith, the attractive young ingenue, who has been playing for the n in..-? for the past season, is to ?tar in a new vaudeville sketch which is to be presented by Gardner and Rhodes. It is called "Little Mis.? Scandal," and Miss Griffith will play the role of a re ' porter. Associated with Miss Griffith is Lucille Singleton. B1LLIE BURKE IN "JERRY." Charles Frohman will present Miss ' Billie Burke in "Jerry," commencing , her new season at the Long Branch 1 Thestie, 1/ong Branch, on Fridaj