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flyflNINft LEPftEB-PHlLADELFHIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1914.
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A GREAT MYSTIC STORYj g
HAROLD MacGRAThIKL
, ! 1
PHOTOPLAYS
SYNOPSIS.
Zutata It lel nit crvhan at ad tarlv age.
HH- father it killed in a 0otd mint ht hat
dtteovertd. Half an hour after learning
I tht death of her hibim.1 Zudora't
mother i tight roj ioolhtr tcith a cir
tvttt tttttd with a vertigo, altt "x
U killed.
Zudora and tht fortune from tin mine,
tohleh groict to It worth ttt,tl9,oot, art
ttl In Me guardianship of Frank Ktent,
cirenu man, Zndora't mother't brother.
Sudora, pivittti promitt of gnat beauty,
rtaehtt Oie act of IB. Tht nnelt. who
hat eet hlmttlf up a a Hindu tnysllo and
it known im tfaiiam AH. decide In Mt
fried that Zudora mutt die befort tht tan
govt a cAane to come Into poeeeeewn of
ner money, to that it mow Be ten to mm,
tht tied of kin, and ht prevail upon tht
fir; la leait her money In Ma hands three
rear oncer anil tap notMno to any e
bout tA fortune. Jftuaam .4 If aeeian
i6laol to Ale eoAeme In the neraoif a
on Storm, a voung laHyrr, (of whom
udirn hat taken a fancv. and ht com
tnandt tht girl to put the man out 0 her
mind, Storm oomee to atk llattam Alt
for tht hand of hit niece. At lirtt tne
tryttat gatrr will not Helen la tht pro
fatal, out Zudora fnetele that If tht can
not marry Storm tht tolll marry no one.
"Well, loell." eaue llattam At' '" 1om
Make eucn n ttand, Vll eompromlee. Solve
tnv next twenty catet and ton can marry
Mm fnll 4m n afnntit MM nnjf ou ntUAt
3 fwionnce him,"
Suaora, Ming tne Knoioteaoe oainea
from yeori 0 association uAlh her uncle,
unravele a bar(na muitm dnd unnt her
first can a case In which John Storm It
faveo jrom oetng convwitn 0 a muracr
tnettgatrd by Has lam AH hlmttlf.
Two wttkt later a crowd of Illndut.
! atari in Oriental eoelumee, oall upon Hat
I earn AH and. throuah their leader. fWH
J not ht solve tht myitery 0 the "Sleeping
louse."" Theg Inform Mm that their re
' Kfftotit execitet ore interfered with By a
"god of tleev" who comet gtiicfcly and un
awares. ,li aoreet to go iirtti them. "I
null go, too " exclaims Zudora.
THEY -went away to get their wraps.
. Befprc going downstairs agnin Zu-
xlora fondled for a moment the carrier
feigeon which Storm had given her
(recently. John had one for himself.
tThe birds carried messages. Aside
rom its practicality it was very ro-
ftnantic and obviated the necessity of
trusting one's own secrets to the
telephone girls And Zudora was not
always sure that some one in the
Ijouse was not listening when she
iieiepnonea. as nassam ah never
Entered this' room of hers, she was
miitc confident that he knew nothing
"of the pigeons.
When they returned to the visitors
they, were greatly, astonished to learn
that they were to go blindfolded,
garbed in oriental costume. Hassam
h objected. Very well, then; the
Hindus declared that they would go
elsewhere for aid. They made this
decision unemotionally. Hassam Ali
bent his head to signify that if they
:00k that attitude he was ready to
Submit. '
Presently the procession filed out
into the street. They hurried along
for several blocks; then came a long '
automobile ride. Hassam Ali counted
the turns and felt quite assured m
the end that they were being drlycri in
circles and that the house of mystery '
was not so far away as it started. '
When the bandages werefmally taken
off Zudora found herself In a room
which might easily have been taken
bodily out of the Arabian Nights. It
was, indeed, like jome fabulous fairy
land; the Idols the sleeping 'people,
the strange sweet pdor which seemed
to permeate everything. She was hot
sure that she had ndt been trans
ported by some magic carpet to the
heart of the ancient city of Bagdad.
She became childishly Inquisitive.
She moved about the recumbent fig
ures; and suddenly she cams upon
what looked for all Uhe world like
the sleeping beauty of the fairy tale.
The sleeping woman was beautiful in
the accepted sense of the Caucasian
race. Her skip was as light as Zu
dora's own, whicli generally wore a
slight tan, due to her out of door
habits. Near the young woman lay
the figure of a fine looking native.
Zudora surmised that these sleeping
peopJc had been in the midst of some
solemn ceremony, possibly a wedding,
when ovcrtakem The ensemble re
sembled nothing so much as a pre
arranged tableau such as she had often
played at school.
"Who Is this beautiful woman?"
asked Hassam Ali. as1 keenly interest
ed as Zudora.
"She is our ruler, our princess, Alii"
he murmured, darting toward Zudora,
who was noV stooping over the sleep
ing beauty. "The memsahib must not
touch!"
"But " began Zudora.
"The memsahib'a tpuch would de
file her," said the man stoically.
Meantime an idea had come to Has
sam Ali. He was beginning to schse
a peculiar heaviness about his eyes,
and he realized with alarm that this
mysterious sleep was overtaking him.
Quietly and unobserved he slipped
from the room and managed after
some difficulty and some explanations
to reach the street. Zudora was there
alone If she was clever enough she
might extricate herself; if not .
Well, that waa Hassam Ali's idea. .
(Continued Tomorrow,)
17 IrJi dm wM&68m
la I III IX WJ&ulw
q7?iq
Drama
ROSETTA BRICE
In "The Red Rose," Pen and
Pencil Club's "Night In Bohemia."
What's DoingTonight?'
h .. , vm 1
l
Council of Jetwleh Women, bropele College:
:1S p. m
KUropen war debate. Church of the Evangel,
Mtb and Tatker atreeta; 8 p. m. Free.
uramauca in aia or Northern Homo for
rliendleea Children. ItellAViiA.Rtmtfnrtl. R n m
Flontaley Quartet. Wltherapoon Hall: 8 pm.
Society of MunldDal Knalceare. 131T Soruea
atreetj 8 p. m
'iTaaeit rampaicn raeetlnj, Sherwood Fatk,
rtiu adu .nriaiian aireciii ci p. in. v Tea.
Ball, Motion Picture lsxnlbltora' Aaaoclatlon,
aortlculturol Hall: s p. m
Lecture, "fihakeineare's ldefltlam.1 Prof.
Stockton Aseon. Grlftlth Hull; 8 pm.
1 Oivra. 'Ijfthinerln Xfetronnlltun Onerft
Bouae: T'43 p m ,
p Anierl, an l'harraaceutlcal Aamclatlon, Tem-
pla Colleee Of Pharmacy, lSth and IluttonwooJ
atreta, Harry I). French lecturca.
Nomination of officers. Photoeranhlo Society.
FlflitV Feneom atreet.
I iCtura ,on "tvuigni mep," oy MTt. Anna
Btceee lllchardjon. at Aim nl Bulldlnr. Ken-
Ineeeth larael. Broad etreot and Montgomery
- eiue. jfee.
MUSIC
Flonzaleys Play Tonight
The Flpnialey Quartet, nth the per-
; gonnel which has become familiar to
' lover? o chamber music, will give their
nrsi 01 inree concerts or cnamDer muaia
tonight at Wttherspoon Hall, This ex
cellent organization has achieved a na
tion-wide repute alnoa the time Its mem-
!' bers eame here from the chateau of B.
j coppet In Switzerland. There has
been t senaatlqnal advertising, but a
strict adherence to the standards of art
Which were first chosen. Two, or at
most three, programs, with a maximum
ef ia numbers, are prepared for each
year, and the number of concerts which
are fflven Is strictly limited, so that
'Philadelphia Is fortunate in having the
present opportunity. Molfo Bettl, first
violin) Alfred i'ocnon, second violin)
-Uko Are. viola, and Iwan d'Archam-
beaU, 'cello, will play quartets by
Tachalkowaky and Haydn, ant) two
mQTfements- from the string quartet of
(Darius MUhaud.
' Splendid Cast for
"Lohengrin" Tonight
"Ivoherirrln," Wagnerian favorite even
amDns those who do not like or say they
do not understand Wagner, will be sung
tonight at the Metropolitan Opera House
by a brilliant group of singers. General
Manager Oattl-Caaaxzo, of th Metro
politan Opera Company, referred to the
opera recently as "the most popular of
the master's works," and asked. "Where
can you find a better cast than that
whiah will present the opera to Phila
delphia, operagoera on, Tuesday eve
ning;" Where, Indetdr Mine. Gadski as
Bias, ia granted supremacy In the part.
Mr. TJrlus, who was heard here, as Tris
tan, has made a success of his Lohen
grin in New York, and the other stars
are well known. Arthur Mlddleton.
something or a newoemer. Is tq sing the
Herald His press netleea credit htm
with a, voice which filled the few York
houae. Other critlea ear he filled It
With pleasure
The oast In detail is as follows:
IittrrU ,.Jafe umim
yon yrtfeaat .......Jetejuui Oaijltl
Frl4rtch toa Telnmasa t... . .oaa Dortta
"" . '.-. rgrt wttiuuir
r Keerufaf dtr KoeaU . .AMhujr Mlillaioio
1 jrr. Mtawt
K -
entaatlacha Bdla JuUua
Bwge4Uw Adolx Rihrmaaa,
sMaUuaabjta Loulaa
sarcc; uinoie x$mtr.
Qk, .R&tfea Vaa
. . . AWted Ilerte
and wa8 capably acted. Kathryn Stevens
played Barbara and put Into tho part
the sest and dash conventionally nasn.
elated, with far-Western -, heroines.-.
Thi.u. poi.i;.. Ji j..' ' r.
w....va ., ujuuuiis' iiayou auo iee; tne
visionary, dnd Thomas Colmesnll Worth,
Barbara's foster-fnther.- OtherB In the
cast are Edwjn Weaver, Blosser Jen
nings and Lee D. Ellsworth.
Houdini Makes
a New Escape
Houdlnl, his feet securely imprisoned In
a square wooden stock, waa submerged
yesterday nt Keith's Chestnut Street
Theatre In an alf-tlght tank filled with
water. Ho was plunged Into the aqueous
"torture cell'' head downward. Then tho
tank was sheathed in a sheet Irqn
grating. Through a plate glass window
In tho front of the tank you could see
the famous mystlfler In hla watery prison.
Curtains were drawn about the tank, and
lo! after sevoral ienao moments, Houdlnl,
wet and dripping, leaped before the audience.
Of course, everybody wonders how he
does It. Simply a trick, doctarea Houdlnl.
Even more marvelous is the East Indian
needle trick. Houdlnl takes two packages
01 neeaies na Places tnahi In his mouth.
You can sea them on his tongue. He then
takes Into hla mouth some thread, drinks
a glass of water, and draws" the thread
from his lips, nil the needles strung
therton. Houdlnl V? 6pe of the world's
greatest mystlflera, and hi latest feats
are equal to any that he has done before.
Bessto wypn Is the greatest popular
hit, Judging 'by encores, on this week's
hill. Mies Wynn Is dainty and charmlns",
and possesses n voice of rare sweetness.
Her repertoire ranges from "Madame
Buttertiy" to popular, old time and ehlU
dren'a aonge. Fred J. Ardath and o ca
pable company produced "Hiram," a rural
farce, and kept the audience convulsed
with laughtor by their antics, An espe
daily appealing and welt acted sketch Is
"His Wife' Mother." given by JSmfciett1
Devqy the author, and his company. A,
young couple,-after -year of happiness,
begin to quarrel, and the wife's mother,
of course. Is accused by the husband for
causing all the trouble. Mother proves a
good sport, however, and embarks on a
second romance of her own, when all ends
happily and everybody dances the tango.
Other features On the bill are Doc O'Nell,
who amuses with recitations and songs;
the Primrose Four, a singing quartet; the
Pederaen Brothers, aerial acrobats! Lew
and MoUe Hunting, singers and dancers,
and Luplta Ferea, who ia dainty and ex
pert as she treads the high wires.
Tho third episode of Zudora, "The Myt
tory of the Dutch Chccso Maker," waa
shqwn at varloun local photoplay houses
yesterday, nnd nlll bo repeated during
tho course of thtf week. Again tho hand
of the mystic detective, Hnssnm All, Ib
turned nalnst John storm, BWecthcart
of Ijls' niece, Zudora, who, unknown to
herself, on her 18th birthday becomes heir
to the great Zudora mine.
Tho picture begins by showing John
Storm In the store of tho Dutch cheese
'makor' who 1ms nskrd tno younit lawyer
to draw up hla will for him. After their
conversation Is completed, the old man
gives his counsellor a piece of cheese
03 a present and Storm goes out the
door with It tucked carelessly under hla
arm, and, ns luck would have It, going
down the stops ho drops It. Quick with
suspicion mid on the alert for any chance.
Hassum All, who has como up ibohlnd
him, stoops and picks up the cheese.
A minute later the mystic is approached
by n miserably clothed, old, long bearded
tramp, who asks his aid In marketing
some diamonds, Hassam Ml learns from
this old man that he manufactures dia
monds that aro seemingly as wonderful
as nature's own. Hassam All glvps tho
old man his card, and learns that his
plant Is In tho cellar of this very build
ing and directly under the shop of tho
Dutch cheese maker They go down and
examine It, and the Inventor, flinging
carbon In a lilaBt furnace, caUBes an ex
plosion that produces a diamond. This
diamond Hassam All takes to a Jowelere,
and learning that It Is genuine becomes
greatly excited.
When ho returns to tho Inventor's, how
ever, ho learns that the old man Is being
systematically robbed, and that his sus
picions have centred on the mystic as
the only man who has been in t)ie un
derground quarters. The two men cllpch,
but Hassam All subdues his frailer op
ponent and then ,convlnccs him that he
has taken nothing, and that they must
try to apprehend tho thief, Thoy set a,
trap In the hope of doing this, and Has
ham All goes homo, where ho opens his
package dropped by Btorm and to his
intense astonishment and glee discovers
that tho cheese Is full of diamonds. When
his niece says that alio Is going to make
this mystery the third of her 20 cases,
her undo laughs to himself. He has
promised her that If she solves 20 cosea
for him, ho will give his permission to
her man-lane with Storm, but ho- feels
confident that this time she Is going to
fall.
Making careful Inquiries of nil con
cerned, from the little daughter of the
Dutch oheese maker, who Is now In prison,
to Storm himself, Zudora finally goes
down the rickety stairs Into the dusty
cellar pccupled by the diamond Inventor.
Thinking that at last the thief who ha3
robbed htm bo systematically of his gems
is about to fnll Into his clutches, the old
man rUBhes at her In his fury and sho Is
only saved by the arrival of Hassam All.
While the mystio does not raise his hand
to help her, the old man stops at sight of
him and Zudora gets a chance to explain.
Just by chance, when they free her, she
escapes putting her foot In a great man
trap set on tho floor, but, aa she leans
aok against tho wall, gasping fantly. tho
solution of tho whoje mystery suddenly
occurs to her.
Bhe has heard, between the walls, tho
scamper of hurrying feet, and she im
mediately goes and looks Into one of the
oreat cheese vats. There she finds two
mice. Their noses ore sticky with cheese,)
and one glance at them convinces suaora.
Running back to tho cupboard where tho
diamonds are kept she pushes her arm
in and smilingly Walts her chance. Prea
ently she hears the mice enter. Soon her
hand closes round one of them, and ehe
brings the little pet out and holds him
up with a diamond firmly atuck to the
oheesq on the end of his noae. This ex
plains how the diamonds got Into the
cheese, and. the cheesemoker, when he ia
released from Jail, promises In future to
restrict the nativities of his pets. Once
more John Storm Is cleared by the wit
of hla sweetheart, and .once more the evil
designs of Hassam All are frustrated.
HOW MOVIES ARE TAKEN".
The followers of motion pictures who
attend the Pen and Pencil Club's annual
"NlsUt In Bohemia" at the Bellevue.
Stratford Hotel Thursday night will see
probably for the first lime Just now mo
tipn pictures are taken. Four I.ubln fa
vorites, Ilosetta Brlce, Peter Lang, Jack
Delson and Arthur Mathews, will appear
In an original playlet, "The Red Label,"
which presents In an amusing way a scene
In a studio while a film Is being made.
The playlet was written by W. Barren
Lewis, a Philadelphia newspaperman.
The sketch shows a moving picture
studio set complete, and the' action de
tails the rehearsals by the actors, Miss
Brlce and Mr. DeUon, under the direc
tion of Peter Lang, who plays the moving
picture director- Mr. Mathews will turn
the CAmcra and take the picture.
"Pinafore" Revived;
Satire on All Navie
"H. M. (8. Plnnfere," a musical farci
by Gilbert and Sullivan, opened nt thr
Forrest Theatre last night. "I'lnatoif'
Is a trenchant satire on the Incmclrnr
of 'the navy.
Thus might one begin n review of t
premier opening of n new'mtialcal comcii
In which dtlcttnnlam. Inefficiency nm
Junkctlsnt fn our water defense wei
satirised, Nevertheless, while "Pinafore
had Its premiere when most of us were
children, It Is n. musical fntco which still
bears a serious message for us toda
At least T. IX, ccrtnlnly thinks so. oven
ns some navnl experts who have recently
been outspoken.
Musical comedies nro like orchid1" or
tho nlght'bAomlng ccrcus, or tho beauti
ful moth, so vjvldly described by Mctchnl
koff, which lives for a brilliant night and
Is then no more. '"Pinafore" Is a musical
comedy that has as witness tho perform
ance at the Forrest last night lusted
"Pinafore" preserves tho quality of Irri
mortnl youth. It Is Ilka spring, It re
turns again and again It Is ns rejuve
nescent, as refreshing, tin florescent as
ever. Why? Its wit Is perennial, Its themo
forever germane, Navies, orhae, W
oVof be Inefficient, nt least according t
critical experts; admirals and captain
pcrhnnn as r-ver unfnmlllar with the
trade n they wcro when tho Roman fleet
was benton in tho time of HerncleU.f
when tho Spanish Armada wns destroy"
or when Sir Joseph Porter knew all nbr
sailors' cblnforts, It 1b a pity Gilbert ni
Sullivan had no knowledge of the Qerm
submarine V-9.
Wo are tempted to write a dlgnlft
scholastic, conntruotlvo criticism '
"Pinafore." It might be helpful to tho
managers, the authors and tho public.
Unfortunately, In this enne. as In the
case of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Shakes-
pearo nnd others, Bitch criticism might
fall only on the unheeding ears of an
uninterested public. Wo can, therefore,
only express admiration for the Immor
tal operetta as It was revived last night
and give a boost.
The Now York Hippodrome production
of "Pinafore" Is the most claborato and
spectacular of all tho many productions.
Therefore It Is conspicuously unique.
Stage settings' have become during the
past years mbre and more realistic, mam
moth and spectacular. There have been
movements toward tho more simple, the
primitive. Yet tho major movement tho
motif of the modern thoatrlcal symphony
has outsounded the minor notes of Ben
Greet, Benson, tho Little Thcatro nnd
Gordon Cratg. When the Shuberts put
"Pinafore" on at the Hippodrome, New
York, somewhat more than a year ago,
they decided to have a ship floating on
the stage. Jt must float In real water.
Real sailors must climb real masts. Real
boats must throng about the Bhlp.
Adapted to the limited scale of the For
rest stago, tho "real thing" was put on
THEATRICAL UAEDBKER
AnBLPHI "Tedat." by Oeors-e Breadhorat
and Abranarn Fehomer A wire, iieelientlir
played by Whel Valentine, eeeka luxury by
me tnni( nay anu it Kiuea oy ner nus-
DnoAD-"Th Pecret.'
annien or umvin ueiaero. a
inlne Jealouty, In which dabrletle Jn))elot,
hv ffenfi fWn4lr.
lelaaco, A etUdy of fem-
mrokmi TVia&iJBIBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
KrejHF SSBKVBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBHK
RkiH&mJ iKiaBHBBBBBBBBVBBBBBW
the heroine, eeeka to destroy oeoola'a hntitit
new Fram-ps Starr prpres hereelf nn
aetreei of exceptional talents In an unpleas
ant role
FoniiRRT Nevr Terk Hippodrome kirodiietlon
of 'Pinafore." The moat elaborately ataaed
rr-diirtlni 1 e the (tllhert and Butllvnn Mri
t'on ' Oi 'in "to'l ' M""t,iv
uiaea.
Maya
I ...1 a nouuim (topes from a "torture
Into specff obout It, reudy to nrquleffes
In the aepartureif from It that ilfu'sr
twisia make n&essarr, but genuinely
pained by the discovery that hltt inentnl
flhd moral poturlngs don't work L!k
many another Liberal, he feels vaguely
the altruistic sentlmnnt that "the" con
dition Of the poor leaves rmich to be de
sired," and when he finds hlnuelf In per
sonal difficulties about it, he fall baek
characteristically on calling jhe poof
"Iheir own enemies. If they would only
ttUsl us" B. Iden Payne carried the
'n on. if i7nZat TTaiJi.n. v.Zl nmn through In a decidedly humorous.
ofneaM,,uhmrr.0.VpC,"feBali.U9,n,r hough effective key, while Dallas Ander,
uu gave 1110 raKian son mucn more ai-
Uhilnitlr. in nddltlutt An
'Tr.K Til PA Tit K "Tli. i
t hh Oaleteotthy A, fine, mavltiK
Excellently
,ni . 1 .
: ' bv
human
drama, allowing the bltterneea of one man'a
urn ana tne fatuity or another.
n-ted
YItlO-"IIIh Jlnka." muetcal comedy, with
mkik m- into HAuerDacn ana rmialo by Jlu
tfllnli Yrtml. atarrlne flteUtt Malhewr. A
rnlltrklnr evenlnt't entertainment, full ef fun
nttn eon
hook by
Itih
IflcK
rl kr
v AT.Ntrrv-VThe Wlnnlne of .tlarhnrft Worth,"
r'ramatteatlon of Harold Bell Wright's popti-
lie novel.
ADELE ARDSLEY
"High Jinks" Lyric.
last night with a mimic ship, real watery
real sailors, real et cetera.
"Pinafore" Is one of the Jos that have
lasted, and so few Joys last. In the acting
of Ji comedy of such precedents more
dopends upon tho actors than In a new
operetta by Ivan Caryll or Victor Her
bert Stage traditions are rigid and pre
scribe a certain make-up, certain busi
ness, almost certain tones of voice In the
portrayal of established characters. Dick
Deadeye, for Instance, stands out as the
shining comedy character of musical
farce of two decades. Remembering
De Wolf Hopper's famous characteriza
tion, wo find the role loses none of Its
grotesquerio as played by Al Hart. Hop
per played havoo with the original lines.
Hart follows tho librettist, and Is ns sldo
spllttlngty funny an Hopper. Marie
Horgan recrented the ever delightful
Little Buttercup, with her basket,
and loses not a whit when we recall
Christine. Nlelson. Herbert Salinger Is a
perfect admiral, but Vernon Dalhart. as
Ralph Rackstraw, proved Inefficient, both
as a singer and actor. In such a product
ion we were surprised at-the Josephine.
Uubv Cutter Savage probably has an
"xcellent voice, only she can't express It
She "flats" constantly.
"The Silver JBox"
There were two young men out ef -work.1
Thoy drank. And In the grip of drink
hey stole One stole a pdrso from a
woman, the other stole n silver cigarette
iiox But onlv one of them-thc than who
did not steal from the woman went to
Inlt That Is tho story of "The Silver
Ilox "
And yet, that Is hardly more than a
Mnt of tho play that tho company at tle
i.lttlo Theatre acted so well last night.
The substnnco of "Tho 'silver B6x," tho
icnsou John Galsworthy wrote It, the
dea that animates the narrative arid
makes It fine, moving, human' drama, lies'
Ha.l,ln.l 1A, ..nil.... ........ 'l.ji ...
' .j,t,u utuk ijuiiuu cuun mrce-irageay
The man of the cigarette box was a poor
nun Tho fellow who stole a. girl's purso
to score her off" waa the son of a mem-,
her or Parliament, a rich man as Eng
lishmen go. The whole play carries with
all Mr. Galsworthy's mordant Irony that
0110 fact of our not too dlscornlng Justice.
And, of course, it carries something 'be
hind that fnof tho world of those two
men and whnt It did to them. Jones, the
poor man, was cruel, even violent, to his
wife though be took the theft pn h'lmnelf
quickly .enough when .alio wns wrested
for It, But It was months of begging for
work and months of not getting It, while
his children suffered, that made htm so.,
"When he's. In Work," Bhe said, "he be
haves himself much better." As for tho
othor fellow, ''It's another kind of being
out of work sets him to drink." The bit
terness of one man's life, tho fatuous
futility of the other's, stand baldly forth.
Behind the narrative and the Idea of
the play stand tho people themselves,
diameters out of everyday England arid'
with everyday American counterparts.'
They make the life from which tho story
springs quite as much as they make the
story Itself.
There Is the rich boy's mother, a cool,
class-centred moos of unconscious selfish-'
ness. played with Just the proper well
bred certitude by Ida Hamilton. There
Is the boy's father, a Liberal politician,
conscientious, but unseeing, devoted to
"principle," making whole breakfasts
tentlon than ho deserves from tho re
viewer. The Joneses man and wife deserve A
paragraph to themselves And yet, for
all Mr, Maclaren's good acting nnd Ada
Barton's competence, they itre very
blank, Inexpressive and, therefor truo
figures of modern misery, She Is ac
quiescent In all things, "long-suffering,
God-forsaken.'" He Is ns deildedty vio
lent and quite ns Inconclusive. He can
only seek work, beg work, rail at Vie In
justice of tho refusal) nnd then get the
Job of holding a Pt dog outside a shop
and tho satisfaction of reflecting on ther
"tons 0' meat had gone to tho makln' of
him' Small wonder at his bitter, spite
ful theft!
A piny like this Is eomohlng more than
good drama, on a night of driving,
chilling fain that shrouds a city In the
drab color of its stums, It puils one's
comfortable well-fed .theatre thoughts
back With a snap to the cruel realities of
life. They stare out of newspaper,, paxes
that toll of hungering children, worklets
fathers (and the forgivable misery 01
theft. They speak tho hundreds et
"Silver Box" tragedies that the winter
holds for Philadelphia.
UNIVERSITY CONCERT: TONtQH$ .
A lecture and a concert will i given to- .
nlqht under the ausplccs'Of the University 1
Extension Boolety. In Griffith Halt Pro
feasor Axson wilt apeak on ','Shakea ,
peare'S' Idealism.'' and the pionxaler
Quartet-' will rendom progranvat Wittier- f,
spoon' Hall, n
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f f.tnii it 'Ohera. I Home of World's
Chestnut SbtVmii,)) nreatMlFhotftDlnya
Afta., 1 to 0, 10 45 lBe.'KVxs., T to 11, JO.lB.tSs
THE Sf U1LHKS
Twice bally. Aftefrnootu, I ISO.. Kte., 818ft,
rrrceded by dally chanx flrat ran pictures.
COMINGca'vsTHE christian
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The House that Heppe built
t'faaait.u.iMcvriiCr -" a
"One Price" since 1881
h i-h WTHi'MTTHrm
Founded 1865
TT P ' PIANOLA-P1ANOS .?$S$ vsSTm ssrl
IP HEPPE PIANOS f r--B!-i:i AT- PLAYER.PIANOS" W -
Barbara Worth at Walnut
"T Wtnaiat- of Bartwjra Worth," w
4tima.U.rHa of Harold BeU Wright's
PfpiHr lioyei. o(MBd at the Waloit
laj moht. The nlav, tollowi&ar tk
wWaiy rtw atvry, Ht latmtmi lo tb Wm
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Hgljciay Gift Suggestions
, .ferJiJjP3 Greeting Carda
. .' Caleadsr that are Different
Statjqnery parked Wih MonoErar3
Calllnf Cards, Leather Table Tnrowj
Desk Seta in Metal and in Leather
j4i o ytwsual VaUte and DiUmtion
" E, 4, WRIGHT
So, elf 1 Engraver and Sutioner
1218 WMnut St iVt (H. ;w Hotel Annex)
Fmht ufc CAjttt Sirtst
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Christmas Gifts Supreme
Gifts that last for -many Christmases
Hit
Pianola
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Pianos
$550 to $2100
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Player-Pianos
,' $395 and $450
PHB&s
$275ta.$7-00
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Surely nothing more truly represents the true, happy, joyous Christ
mas spirit than music. It is not a Christmas without a tree and music, ,
Surely then a musical Christmas gift, such as a beautiful piano or
jJiuyci-jJiUHU, ia uuuuijf ajpiuJiiaic,
And in buyinpr pianos and player-pianos, set the best. Buy of a rein
able, old-established house; buy where yon know you arc getting 'standard, '' M
: value at fixed and unvariable prices; buy where only the begt is soldt V. .
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We ask you only to remember these things about Heppe's:
In Pianos We have served the most musical people, in Philadelphia
for a half century at prices absolutely fixgdf$? tame to everybody.'- W -
guarantee every instrument we sell, We offer you a most" Complete Ifttp W;J
etyles and prices with terms to suit every home. Our line ijisludel the.ianjpU
Heppe three-sounding-board pianos., the H. C. Schpmackep, the magnificent -
Weber and other makes. Our "oneprlce" rule obliges us to make our prices
lower than other stores.
In Player-Pianos We sell none but "Aeolian-made" instruments. ,W
have the genuine Pianola the original player, mechanism 4a SueJi mfces $5
' the Stefnway, Wheelock, Stroud and the celetjrttfed Weber; "Wllila we hav?, ;
Aelln Flayer-rianos at $395 and ?45U. These, great mstrtimtnts ftre sold ix
fixed prices all ovar the United States. Tf-VQU can find gny be(tr valiig,
anywhere, wje will refund every dollar you pay us' withiri-thirty &ys after
pvirthase. No other house dare makfe such an offer.
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Write fdr 4a(aloguea,
Settbmgjot Car any of our1rutruments rnsy Ue by cash, charge account,
or our rental payment plan, by which all rent applies to your purchase
C.-J. HEPPE & SON
Ut7-lU QH3S6TNUT STREKT
SIXTH AND TH0OGH STRW

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