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J.i PBWi A GREAT MYSTIC HAROLD MacGRATH CCbpyrlrht, 1014, far TUroM MeOrath.) White performing as strong man in a circus, Trainor, a rough- and-ready type of man, marries Mimi Keene, a tight-rope walker, known on the bills as Mimi La France, They hate a child. To get money for a home, Trainor turns mining prospector, and after eight months of hardship, makes a rich strike in gold ore. To protect his claim, Trainor has bank attorneys draw papers leaving the mine to his wife, and, in the event of her death, to his chitd. It is understood that his j wife's brother, Keene, shall never be able to touch the property. Before Trainor can write his wife of his good fortune, he is killed by an explosion. His min ing "pal," Donovan, sets out to find the circus with, which m Trainor's widow is travelling. uonovanpnas the circus and finds Mimi, her brother, Keene, and Zudora, Trainor and Mimi's dauahter. His news so affects Mimi that she falls from the tightrope and dies. Keene takes Zudora under his care and be comes a "mystic" under the name Hassam Ali. He grows greedy of gold. Meanwhile Zudora develops into an exceptionally beautiful young woman. CHAPTER I-fContlnueiU THE MTSTERY OF THE SPOTTED COLLAR. From her fifteenth birthday ,an- jnivcrsary up to her" eighteenth ! Zudora noted a subtle change in the manner of her uncle. He became coldly aloof, rarely touched her af fectionately, was moody and taciturn. 'Familiar as1hc was with all the para phernalia of the mystic, she still re tained unbounded faith in her uncle's powers. Indeed, he was a hypnotist of unusual power and was roughly skilled in the science of medicines. Zudora had practiced the former art until she was almost as proficient as her'master. It never occurred to her that her uncle's means of existence were unethical and generally those of a cheat. Famous actresses and so ciety women visited him, and not a few notable bankers and financiers came to him for advice. But the gen eral public held Hassam AH in toler ant contempt and the police with no little suspicion. The inner shrine of this equivocal temple was draped with black velvet, and there were secret doors about which even Zudora knew nothing. There was the inevitable dais, and before this a huge crystal globe in which Hassam AH saw the past and the future as revealed by its victim. It was easy to draw the past and it was not difficult to draw the future. The future in this globe was nearly .always what the victim wished. Hence ethe popularity of Hassam Ali, late of Mig-Wig, the UP IN the tree-top, high oh, bo . high lived a tiny little fairy named Mlg-wig. How he got that . funny name, nobody knew. And how he got up there in his queer home, '' nobody could tell, for he had been Inhere as long as anybody could re member. He was Just there, and Mlg- Iwlsr was his name that was all! What did he find to eat? Do you ask? Sunbeams! Tree-tops are the very finest places to catch sunbeams you can possibly imagine! And Bun beams are the very finest food tree ;top fairies can want, Perhaps you jhrould like to hear how he caught his dinner of sunbeams. Mlg-wlgr had a wonderful net made of the finest shadow, which he kept tucked under his left wing. Then Ewhen he began to feel hungry he hid behind the biggest leaf In the tip-top ef the tree, carefully unfurled his shadow net and waited for the sun beam he wanted to eaten. Usually he had not long to wait, for lUg-vHy chatti tlmn up and dawn tht htghtit brancha, tree tops are the places where the sunbeams first stop as they Journey to earth. Down to the earth carce the uasus pectins sunbeam, looking at the sights below, with never a. thought of da. sw. Then suddenly there wuld be a jrwifb. of the shadow net and the JjrJght sunbeam was gone! Of tuarw Wis-wig didn t eat all to swubeims Jer me, no1 No more f , as the birds eat all the, wuim on L- e&iui e ibs ftsMhuppef MS ait CHILDREN'S CORNER STORY tM m the Eclipse circus, faker and card sharp, chief of n band of most clever and ingenious criminals. And Zudora wandered in and out of this iniquitous maze as a wild dove might have flown over a pestilential swamp, untouched and unknowing. As the miser grew stronger in Has sam Ali the evil thought previously referred to became more and more in sistent. Zudora must die. When he faced this inevitability for the first time he was genuinely horrified. He was her uncle; her mother had been his sister; the girl was his flesh and blood. But the constant recurrence of an evil desire gradually lessens the abhorrence of it. Today in Hassam Ali's mind there remained no shreds of compunction, only a desire to ac complish the deed without in any manner directing suspicion toward him. So to this one object he now turned the brilliant powers of his ab normally evil mind. Zudora must die. But how? In a few days she would be 18. On that day she would become enormous ly rich. He must rid himself of her before she had time to appreciate what the power of money meant. But how? In what subtle, cunning man ner that would make it impossiGlc for the law to trace the deed to him? And there was another obstacle rising slowly but surely and formidably over the horizon. Love. Youth and the necessity of love, these menaced the plans of Hassam Ali. He had tol erated this keen-eyed, clean-lived young lawyer, John Storm, because he had in a way relieved him of the trial of finding entertainment for Zudora. The time had come for Storm to be sent about his business. One night, while he was dreaming over the past, marveling over the strange crust of cynicism which over lay his sense of moral obligation, Has sam saw his way. Zudora was inter ested in detective work and had often begged to be allowed to use her powers of logical deduction. Zudora should play the detective to her heart's content, and if she met with some terrible accident who would be the wiser? Twenty millions in goldl "Hi! idii lis hands opened and shut spas- ically. Indistinctly he heard a rustle of petticoats. He opened his eyes to find his niece at his feet. "Uncle, don't you know what day this is?" she asked. "Why, it is Wednesday." "Have you forgotten that this is my 18th birthday?" "Eighteenth birthday? Good heav ens, so it is, so it is!" Continued Tomorrow. Tree - top Fairy the insects! He only ate a few, the rest he played with and such fun as they had! Jilg-wig chased them up and down the highest branches. He flirted with them on the outmost tips of the twigs and he played with them around the big tree trunk. But for all his frolics with the cheerful sunbeams, Mig-wig was sometimes lonely, A tree-top Is a rather far-off place to live, you know! He wanted some real company, somebody he could talk to and play with. He thought about his lonesome ness so much that he didn't even play with the sunbeams any more. He just sat around and moped and wished, and moping and wishing are no more fun for a tree-top fairy than for you and me! ' Finally the sunbeams could stand it no longer; they wanted to know what the matter was, so they made bold to ask him. "What's the matter, Jlig-wlg?" they said, "don't you like to play with us any more?" "Yes, I like to play withyou," an swered Mlg-wig; "I like to play with you fairly well, but I want some other company, some really truly company," The sunbeams didn't know what to do about that. They could play with him themselves, but they didn't know how to get him other company, "Maybe we'd" better tell the west breezes," the sunbeams decided. So they did. "WanU some company, does he?" said the west. breezes when they heard about it; "well, we'll have to go and see him!" They blew up Into the tree top and found the lonesome Mig-wig. "We've come to play with you," they said, "now let's basin!" They playsd and played till sundown. Till .poor little, Mig-wig was so tired, be was glai td have them stop. "I believe after all," he decided aa he went to sleep, "my old playfellows were the best, VII play with them tomorrow." Bo he did. and he didn't fret for the breezes again. He lived happily with his sunbeam friends forever. Tomorrow Mr. Booster's Ambition. Morals Gommlsslan far Chicago CHICAGO, Dee. 1-A permaneat Meala Commission of tire memoeia. who will Inquire into tnuDeraUty la Chicago and report to the Chief of Police with sugges tions for unoi-uving condition, wu j UufUe Met night by tlie cm CotmeU SCHDMANN-HEINK ENTHUSIASTIC FOR RELIEF CAMPAIGN Concert for Benefit of Needy Promises to J3e Great Suc cess Noted Artists Lend Support. MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK The appearance tit Madam Schumann Helnk at the grand concert for the benefit of Ihe home relief, French, Ger man nnd Austrian Committees -of the Emergency Aid Committee nt the Metro politan Opera House on Friday, promises to be one of the big nodal events of the pre-Chrlstmns season. Fifteen prominent bax-holtlerR at the opera house arn re serving their bote, and many other so ciety leaders have purchased seats. Madame Schnmann-Helnk soys she It delighted to have an opportunity to sing In Philadelphia for charity's salte. Bolides thp renowned contralto, Leopold Godowskl, the famous Polish violinist, and Alfred Cornfcld. the young Philadelphia violinist, who Is well 'known lo music lovers here, arc Included In the program. The following box-holdera on an nounced today: Mrs. B. T. Stotcsbnry. Mrs. John Con verse, Mrs CliHilcs Frazer, Mis. J. Ber tram Llpplncolt, Airs. Harry Thayer, Mrs. Athur Thomson, Mrs. Andrew Wheeler, Mrs. Barclay H. U'orburton. Mrs, Aituro do Heeren. Mrs. A. K. Fischer, Mrs. Arthur Muilrn. Mis. Horace K. Smith, Mrs. William Warden. Jr.. Mrs. John H. Dever. Mrs. Walter Thomson, Mrs. Ottn T. Mallcry, Mrs. Khrllch, Mr. Clark Thomson and Mr. W. Blabon. Many other well-known society people will attend The sale of seots Is said to bo most gratifying. "FEAST OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS" TONIGHT TO AID ART SCHOOL Bellevue-Stratford Will Be Scene of Costume Ball, Pageant and Fantasy of Rare Brilliancy. The ballroom of the Dellevue-Stratford tonight will be the scene of the "Feust of the Cherry Blossoms," which Is the form tho annual costume ball, pageant and fantasy. In aid of llio Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, will takrf this year. The affair, the fifth to be given for the benefit of tho Institu tion, has been arranged by many fash ionable women of Philadelphia. The Plays nnd Players will also take part. They will present "The Flower of Yed do," by Victor Mnpea. The Institution's need of funds over came sympathy for the war situation. For a while the managers of the Insti tution had hoped, In view of the onxlety over the European war. that the affair might be omitted; but the fact that the school Is suppoited by Individual sub scriptions, which augment small appro priations from the city and State, led them to decide to hold the event this season. Mrs. Jones Wlster Is chairman of the associate committee of women in charge of the ball. Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson is secretary and Mrs. C. l.elnnd Harrison treasurer. Other members of the com mittee Include: Mrs. A. J. Drel Bid- Mrs. George O Meade die Larga Mlas Harriet nianchard lira. Joseph 1-eldy Mrs. Samuel T. Bodlne Mrs. J. Ilcrtram Up Mr. K. H. Haard plncott Howia Mrs. John W Pepper Mrs. J. Oardnar Cas- Mrs. Rll Kirk Price tatt Mrs. Win. Rill Scull Mrs. C. Howard Clark Mrs. W. Yorke Sit Mrs. Henry Ilrlnton venson Coia Mra. Kdnanl T Stotes- Mrs Wm. Stnitoera bury. ., Ellis Mra. James F. Bulll Mra. Charles W. Henry .van , Mrs. Samuel F. Hous- Mra. Charlemagne ton. Tower Mrs. Itsnrr LaBarre Mra. Alexander Van Jayne ' Rensselaer Mra. Arthur H. Lea Mrs. S. Trice Wetb erlll ELOPING DAUGHTER IGNORED IN R, R. MAGNATE'S WILL Luculs Tuttle Never Forgave 3ln "vTho Married Chauffeur. BOSTON, Dec, 2 Lucius Tuttle. former president of the Boston and Maine Rail road, who died at his home in Brookllne last night, never forgave his daughter, Mrs. David R Brown, for eloping with his chauffeur In 1913. jlrs. Brown, who lives on St Mary's street. Brookllne. almost within a stone's throw of the paternal home, says sbwdld not know of her father's death until she beard of it from sources outside the fam ily. The marriage of Mrs. Brown was rmt recognized bjf Mr- Tuttle, and during his last Illness no word about his daugh ter came from him. After the death of her first husband, Reuben Foster, Jr. & Baltimore lavfTr. sle returned to live at hom. She ami Brown were married by tbe Rev. Cort laod JJ.yers and so. notujad the family frm Twk Btaob. Pr. Oterga W MU'er, of DayUua, Mr TuttU'a otter son-in-law. said t4ft' tbat the retire una had never asfesd about Mrs. Blown from the date of her learritge- OKEGON BASS Jin Kim PENALTY SALJEM. Ore , Ut. I -The amendment tp abolish capital punishment Id Oregon was adopted b a malurliy af l."7 aeiord uig tu the 'Blclal anniiuacemeiii The aUniMUke vi hus i,M a4 U uSUv IW.SHi. 1 if nL s MEicilsf8Slil!P ft! 11 I I li jy JgS35rVM-'5 1u AtniLPIII Today." by George liroadhurst and Vbraham Schemer. A wife, excellently plnjed hy Ethel Valentine, sees luxury by 'Mm easiest way" and Is killed by her hus bsnrt. rtftOAO "The Secret " bv Henri Dernsleln, adapted bv David Helasco A study of fem inine Jealousy In which Qabrlelli .tanhelet. the heroin, seeks lo destroy people'a happi ness Frarcea Starr provea herself an aetrese nf exceptional talents In an unpleas ant roll1 FonnnST "The Queen or the Movies." a kaleidoscopic muslial cwnedy. replete lth stIikIiih" dances and catchy, funny snnas. Frank Moulan appears aa a screamingly ttinpv reform professor, and May I?e SSousa a fnaclnsMns: ' movie" iren. flAMlICK 'Potash nnd Perlmuttar," drama tisation n' Ihe famous storlea bv MontaRue nMss. one nf the most capltallv amusing plays -,f oan. human appealing to all KKITH'S Nlhfl llnrrs-more In a playlet. "Drifted Aptr ' the theme of which Is the old one. archaically treated, of the estranged husband and ulfe reunited through the mem nrv of n dead child MTTI.K THEA'rnn Hlndle Wakes ' bv !nn1 llniiRhton First production In this clly of nlav which rrested a sensation in Tendon V srlrt having been compromised refMses to mam thus challenging the old code And asserting the Independence of the new feminism splendidly ncted. f.YMC H'gh links." musical comedy, with hook bv otto Ilauerbach and musle by rtu dolph Frlml. etarrtnij Stella Mayhew. A rolllckl.ig evening a entertainment, full of fun nnd song WAT.NIT "The l.lttle Lost Sister." drama tlrr.tlen of novel by Virginia Ilrooks. Theatrical Outlook Promising, Says Brady Iteturnlng lo New York the other day from an extensive trip. William A Brady, tho producer, declared that the North west and Middle West tingle with busi ness optimism. From his observations, Mr. , Brail v said he looked for a leaping revival in business ond a boom In theat ricals As a result, he, announced he would put on an unprecedented number of new productions after the first of the i-ear. "As an Indication of my own faith In better times," said Mr. Brady, "I will pro duce a new play by William J. Hurlbtirt wllh Grace George In tho leading role. 1 have arranged with Harrison Grey Flake for the engagement of Mmc. I.ydls. Lopoukowa In her new play, which has been viewed with exceptional favor else where and for which I anticipate a cordial reception. "Itchearsals will begin almost Imme diately of a new and unusual drama by Wayne Bryan Corlock, called 'Jim's Woman.' In which Dustln Farnum Is to drlglnatc tho leading role. A little later on I shall produce 'The Decent Thing to Do,' by Charles Kennedy; 'What Will John Soy?' by Edith Orr; a new comedy by Frank Craven, and a new play by Owen Davis. My two New York thea tres, tho Playhouse and the 48th Street Theatre, are fully provided for, whllo tho big production of 'Life' In all likelihood will remain at the Manhattan Opera Mouse until the end of the sea son. This condition In my affairs leaves me free to take advantage of the period of prosperity, which I believe will be greater than any we have ever seen and which I fully expect will continue for years to come." Along the Pacific coast, according to reports, tho theatrlcnl business is boom ing. The tour of the "Cablrla" moving pictures brought to Its home oftlce JM.OOO In IS weeks. "The Bird of Paradise" drew WW In one week at I.os Angeles. "The' Whip" and "The Girl on the Train" are filling houses along the coast, and In San Francisco Gertrude Hoffman Is turn ing people away. Flashes From the "Stars" Ian Maclaren, who plays Nat Jeffcote In "Hlndle Wakes," will have an equally fine role as Jones, In "The Silver Box," by John Galsworthy, the coming attraction at the diminutive plaj house. On Christmas eve Henry Arthur Jones' new play, "The f.le," will be produced at the Harris Theatie. New York. Margaret llllnglon will plav the leading role, and the other parts will he taken bv C. Aubrey Smith, a. W. Anson, Alfred Bishop, Violet Hemlng and others. Al Jolscn wants a new chorus written fcVr the English comic song "Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers," which he sings In "Dancing Around" at the New York Winter Garden, and for the success ful writer he will give a box for the per formance. The words of the present chorus tangle Mr. Jolson's tongue, as may be judged from the present chorus, which runs: Sister Susie's sewing shirts for soldiers; Such skill at sewing shirts our shy young sister Susie shows. Some soldiers send epistles, say they'd rather sleep' In thistles Than wear the saucy, soft, short shirts for soldiers sister Susie biwi. Whltford Kane, who has scored a suc cess as Christopher Hawthorn In "Hlndle JOHN McCORMACK Will be heard in recital this even ing at Academy of Music. JOHN McCOEMACK SINGS A novelty in program making la to be tried tAit tonight at John McCor mdck'B song recital. Instead of arrang ing a program In advance, the, singer has decided to let his audience make the program. Request for songs have been stnl to him and from these requests Mr. MtCermack will make a selection. He will thus be heard in a majority, per haps all. of the songs with which bis lume has been closely associated. Mr. McCormack has also a collection of Irish songs, aDd some ballads written espe cially for bis use by members of the younger group of Irish composers. Mr. McCormack will be assisted by Donald WcBeath, violinist, and Bdwln Schneider at the piano. Mr. UcBeuth, -who comes from Australia, is a "discovery" of Mr. iiiiwrmaek. and now a protege of PtUi KreWer. QHHiDKBN'S HOSPITAL OLINIC Owing to the uuiasd number ef chtl den brought to Mate in the Children's Homeopathic Howdtal. an adolUoaal cHalc will be held toda-y from it 3d a. ru to l p m This a tot sick children only It wtii be held hxaftr ever; Wednesday. Well i.hlld eo will canunue id be btouzht j to tb regular clinics, on Fridays. Q7?ie STELLA MAYHEW "High Jinks" Lyric. Wakes," at tho Little Theatre, Is almost the only character man who Includes a feminine role In the many striking mascu line roles which havo won his fame. His playing of the part of Mrs. Farrell, the charwoman. In "Press Cuttings," has been one of tho big hits of his career. Ho played It cVrlglnally for a Joke, but It proved to be ho excellent that he was kept on In Ihe part. Wlnthrop Ames has engaged Gllda Varesl for his forthcoming production of "Children of Earth." Other engagements are Herbert Kelcey, Erllo Shannon, Olive Wyndham, Cecil Yapp, Mrs. Kate Jepson and Frank Thomas. Preparations are under way for the regular production on tour of "In the Vanguard," written by Kathrlne Trosk. The sponsors are Jesse Bonslelle, Ber tram Harrison and Aaron Stern. The play Is a dramatic argument In. favor of. peace. It was originally produced at the Municipal Thoatre In Northampton, Mass , which !s presided over by Miss Bonstclle and Mr. Harrison. Annette Kellermann will shortly for sake fancy diving exhibitions, In which she has had a long and remunerative career, for the role of prima donna. Vic tor Herbert and Anne Caldwell ar at present engaged upon a musical comedy In which she Is to be starred. The ac tion of the plot, It Is said, will afford Miss Kellermann opportunities for her musical talent, which she abandoned for a swimming career. She received her musical Instruction from hor mother, who conducted n conservatory of music In Melbourne, Australia, many years ago. A new theatrical firm has been organ lied In Chicago. Tho members are Jack Lair, playwright and newspaper writer, and Jonn II. Itaferty, known as a war correspondent. Mr, Ilafcrty will act as general manager and Walter S. Duggan has been pppolnted as chief of the liter ary department. The Hrst enterprise of the partnership will be a tour through the Middle West of "Help Wanted," a plav by Mr. Lait. Tho rlghtB were pre sented to tho firm by Oliver Morusco. Emma Carus and Kitty Gordon, It is announced, have allied themselves with the I.alt-Haferty combination and will shortly appear In new productions Miss Gordon's medium is a comedy; Miss Carus will be given a musical play which Is booked for a summer run In Chicago. Kitty Gordon has received a letter from her husband, Captain Beresford, who Is at the front with General Smlth-Dorrlen, saying that he had never appreciated the comforts of everyday life until he had experienced war. "The humblest dresser with a small time act has a bed of roses compared to the existence of even the luckiest soldier," he writes. "It's a case of clenching the teeth and going through with It, no matter what hap pens. After a day or two In action one realizes everything that can happen and docBn't give a d other than to main tain one's morale and personal honor. As for life Itself, that's the cheapest thing hereabouts. Tell that pleasant door man at the Palace Theatro that I will bring him a Prussian helmet after the bally fuss Is over." THE KID'S CHRONICLE MB and my cuzzln Artie fownd a old messlnger boy hat In the street to day, and we played messlnger boy, tak ing terns beelng the messlngir boy nnd dlffreut peepll for the messldges to be delivered to, like lord Kitchlnlr and Kernel Rooxvelt and our teetchlr Miss Klty, the telegram we sent to her bee lng, Pleere dismiss skool 4 hours erller today and moreovlr you got a mole awn yure chin, Wich she has. 1 no, I sed, 111 send a telegram to my sister Gladdls and you can ware the hat and dellvver it at our house. G, awl rite, sed Artie. And I rote awn a peece of paplr. Meet me by the fire plug, I am yure soul mate. You bettlr put it In a envelope, sed Artie, YVIch I did, going in the house and getting wun and rltelng awn It, Miss Gladdls Potts, and Artie took it and put the note In It and put awn the messlnger boy hat and rang our frunt doar bell, and I opened the doar, saying, Did you ring this bell, Wats the nalm, sed Artie. Potts, I said Thau rite, sed Artie And he handed me the envelope, and I looked at It and sed, Im not Miss Potts, Im Mr. Potts, you hold the envelope and keep yure hat awn and III call her. Wich I did, going up to the top of the stares and yelling, Gladdls. Gladdls, hars a mtsslnglr boy beer with a telegram for you. My goodnlss. well wy dont you bring It Up to me, sed Gladdls. I gese he wurt you to sin for It. 1 sed. And Gladdls calm running down awl excited, and It was so dark out iu the vesterbule ware Artie was that she thawt he was a reel messlngir bey awn akkount of his messlngir boy hat kumlng down ovlr his eers, and she took the en velope and went back to the end of the hall ware It was lighter, saying, Wy, this Is no telegram. And she opened it and red the note, saing. Meet me by the are plug, I am yure sent mate, well for merseys sakes watt. this. And she calm and epeaed the ftuat doar so she eood see the rltelng bettlr, waking the vesterbule so lite enyboddy oeo4 tee It was Artie lasted of a messlngir toy, and she Bvde a grab tor bltn and Artie dedged vuwtlr bar arm and rag out ef the frunt doar and I fcwick ran in tkw Prter and )umpd out ef tba window to the pay ment, ad GUddis was standing at the frunt doar mad as enything and Artie sed, Rnv a user ls,dy and then we both ran down the street sad enuund the cornlr afMng like thing as If it cm a arrW Jk B H4aia, wich was. SUPERB CAST HEARD IN "LA GIOCOHDA" Caruso and Associate Ar tists Win Ovation at the Metropolitan. The second performance of grand opera was held at tho Metropolitan last night. To welcome the ever-popular and ever wonderful Caruso, and the other stars liberally presented by the company, an audience of music-lovers gathered and filled the house. Women In lovely gowns were In the boxes and on the floor. Women, no less lovely, but In simpler modes were In the upper galleries; the percentage of men was notlcably greater ns one oproached the upper air The horseshoe shone and glittered even as It (ltd at the first performance, and the applause came heartily and frequently from all parts of the auditorium. The reannearonce of Caruso Is always an operatic event Last night the ama teur critics were In flna form. Passing out of the hous one heard such criti cisms as the following: "He's Just as fine as ever Isn't It wonderful?" This was in a feminine voice. "His voice Is get ting lower. He'll be a baritone soon " came In more serious tones. "He'll be lust as great when he's 89," said another. The general opinion was that Caruso Is old Caruso still, perhaps more so. So great was the enthusiasm of the even ing that even the Metropolitan's scenery came In for comment which was not un kind. Just why "La Gloconda" should have been chosen for presentation here, when the season la so woefully limited, was a mystery to many. It is not precisely a popular opera, but It Is familiar. It would not In Itself draw a crowd ns "II Trovatoro" might. Its one excuse for being Is that It affords excellent scope for no less than six artists of highest calibre. Obviously the Intent of the management was: to "draw" on the artists they cast for the parts. In this they succeeded. "La Gloconda" may be unworthy, but with Mines. Duchene, Motzenauer and Destlnn. with Caruso and Amato and de Seguroln. there was some excuse for giving It. For next week "Lohengrin" Is nnnounced, also with a splendid cast. It might not be unkind to suggest that "Martha," "Trovatore," "Travlata,"' "Tonnhaeuser" and "Thais'" should All nut tho season. But If the Metropolitan Is going to give Philadelphia casta Instead of great opera, they nre certainly doing It well. Last night's singing was almost miraculous. The high honors go to Mme. Matzenauer nnd to Mr. Amato: the highest to Mr. Caruso. Mme. Dentin n's soprano was excellent, to bo sure. But It lacked love liness of tone, nnd In dramatic quality, fell far short Indeed. In the easier cantablto passages, and particularly In the trio of the last net, Mme. Destlnn re deemed the undistinguished singing of the earlier acts. Her voice Is a pleasure to the ear, but one leaves It with affec tionate, not passionate, memories. Mmc. Matzenauer. In the heavy role of Laura, eang In a voice which was eloquent with feeling, exquisitely mod ulated, nnd well restrained. She, too, could not bear the added necessity of act ing In the third act, but her tones were never cloudy, her expression never at fault. Mme. Duchene sang the blind mother of the heroine with Impressive quiet, and In the first act threatened to dominate the play more than once. The men of the cast, however, took tliat part. From the first Mr. Amato's sinister, Iago-llke figure lowered over the scene. In spite of exaggerated facial ex pression, nnd a sort of truculent gesture, Mr. Amato supplied nne acting. His voice was superb. It had the powerful reson ance which was noted here when he sang with the Boston Symphony, and Its dra matic variations were both Intelligent and Imaginative. The quality of Imaginative sympathey which he possesses makes him the foremost baritone of the operatic stage. Mr. de Segurola was picturesque and austere enough. His voice was powerless In the first act. but acquired tone nnd color. Tho part Is ungracious, but Mr. de Segurola made Its "big scene" splendid. And to come to the 'star," the ad vertised and money-making star of the opera how superb, and superior Mr. Caruso really Is to his reputation! He acted last night, as he Is not supposed to be nble to act. There was not the trace of self-aggrandlxement In his work, hardly a shadow of the frivolity which once disgraced his parts. And his sing ing was of that order which makes com parison Idle and criticism vain. Let him sing and considerations of time and space vanish; there Is only the perfection of his voice. It Is an old story by now. But tho voice which has been called the greatest tenor of all time does not ap parently grow old. Today it calls out the some similes golden, and flute-like, and opulent with color. It Is a miracle, Mr. Polacco conducted vigorously and with notable solicitude for his singers. Fine as the orchestration of "La Glo conda" Is. the opera Is for the singers, and Mr. Polacco left it there. The or chestral triumph of the night came with "The Dance of the Hours," which has never been so exquisitely wrought as it was last night. The poetic quality of this Interlude Is far above that of the opera. And the performance of It was on the lofty level it demanded, REFORMS FOR SING SING New Warden Plans Changes for Benefit of Prisoners. OSSlNING. N. T.. Dec. 2.-Here are a few of the observations expressed pub licly by Thomas Mott Osborne on his first day as warden of Sing Sing prison. "The cells In the air-tier block must go. They are not fit habitations for pigs. They are damp and productive of dis ease, especially of tuberculosis, "The coffee Is the vilest stuff I ever tasted. I tried to drink some, but had to take cocoa. "There Is not work enough to go around. I think the beet way will be to put the men on two-hour shifts, and allow them opportunity for athletic ex ercise In addition, "I am going to allow the prisoners to talk. I think the polloy of silence is diabolical, It Is as bad as the dark cell treatment, which has been abolished at the demand of an outraged civilization. ''Before I leave the prison I hope to eeo capital punishment abolished." PHOTOPLAYS CHESTNUT ST. OPERA HOUSE Hume of World's Oreeteat Photoplays Afternoon 1 to B. 10 end 15c. Utrnlix 7 to 11, 10. IS end He. FOURTH CAPACITT WEEK THE SPOILERS Twice Dally. A(t. 2.30. Evenings 8:30. Prsccdtd by dally clianr flrat-RuB Picture LOEW'S KNICKERBOCKER 40TH AND HAHKKT BTS. Sacood Episode o( ZUDORA Tliubouiar'a areataat Photoplay WIL1, BB SHOWN HBBK WSD? yKJT HERE P1B9T litis TUKAThB TodayTtoUiien A1U heor uvea. l)atfl Frshsuut ircwl i.t Fatuous Player' lodltlon and Hia pSdi-a VU1 (I prU !. SOMERSET ins KnMb,tt i XRAPPBll BV TME CAifEKA ZUDORA Wffi OM, Wert AHfkeny ffft1g5l fee TkU Stuffier m Phasr HKATH OF THS 4.WIM 3V8 sriKtz or jrauh'sx PHOTO1Z1XPLAY6 Lrnrenr COL. JOSEPH W. SMILEY Director in the Lubln Company, ' and photoplay expert. That the educational pictures are grad ually coming to taka their place with those pictures classed aa entirely enter taining, or pleasure givtnr, Is rapidly be coming an established fnot If proof Is sought for this, every one will agree that If in New York city a leading theatre can devote one-thlrti of Its pro gram to educational pictures, the fact must be established, Educatlonallyl, the use of these pictures Is not Immediate; commercially, their profit Is more remote; ultimately both their uses and profits are permanent. Time with the consequent growth and accumulation of subjects will find them fulfilling all anticipations and expecta tions; for educational purposes they will soon be Indispensable; for theatrical pro grams they will also have a permanent place. It Is not very long since It was a common cry among exhibitors that the use of educatlonals adversely affected the receipts. It used to be a common excuse for Indifferent programs and the exclu sion of educatlonals that "w4 must give the people what they want." This Idea was combated at the time, contention being made that If the people were given that which they ought to have It would soon result In that same program becom ing that which they would demand. Ttr tures and people have grown together The people now are fairly well educated In klnematography, oven If they do only think It "a motion picture." Neither pic tures nor programs of five years ago would sumce today. There Is a definite moving picture culture being experienced wherever pictures nre habitually shown, and tho Inclusion of the educational pic ture Is largely responsible. May we pre dict that from this time on It will bo per manent and profitable In the theatre. FOREIGN VIEWS FAVORED. A survey of educational films of the scenic variety reveals a strange and sig nificant fact. It seems that pictures of foreign subjects are far more numerous than pictures of our own country. The beauty spots of Europe, Switzerland, for Instance, and Italy have been covered with thoroughness. The same holds true of France, Oermnny, Holland and the Scandinavian countries. The Idnemato graphlo records of the natural beauties of our own country. Its historic sites. many of them noted for their plcturcsque ness, 1st unique and extended trade, com merce and Industry are, comparatively speaking. Incomplete. It seems to us that inch pictures might be taken al small cost and would be reasonably sure r4 market. Any good high-school text book, t would make a first-class scenario. Teachers In the public schools remark frequently upon the Influence of the mo tion picture upon their pupils. They say that children who are regular patrons of the better class nf houses often are away ahead of their textbooks in such subjects as geography and history. Such children ask questions which show un usual quickness of perceptlori. If the purely Incidental educational values of the picture have this splendid result what may we not expect of a systematic course In educational pictures? Proofs of the value surrounds us on every side. Take the Klelne production, "Julius Caesar" No textbook, no, not even "The Commen taries" themselves, can give a more vivid picture of the Gallic wars than this was i.rnifM of historical films. The same holds true of all the other parts of "Julius Caesar," whether they relate to the life of the conqueror or the events In the his tory of Rome. "WOMEN AS CENSORS. Since the 1st of last July Detroit "has been without an official censor, ewing to the fact that the Board of Estimate would not make an allowance for the same In the appropriation asked by tho nolle department. The police depart ment has made no attempt, exoept in one or two cases, to pass or censor ui nj way picture films, although plain clothes men. as well as the regular policemen, have been expected to report any fllros which. In their opinion, were unfW to be on public exhibition. It Is a fact the po lice department received very few com plaints. At a meeting of a committee from, the Detroit ".Federation of Women's flub and secretary of the police department. George A. 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