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'EVENING- LEDGER-PHIL'ADELPIIIA, "THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1DU.
s JOHN ERLEIGHh SCHOOLMASTER A GRIPPING STORY OF LOVE, MTSTERr ANP KIDNAPPING By CliAVEK M0HRI3 Author of "John Drtdon, Solicitor." inAttACTKna lit run aronr. Tim iiARcntoxnaa of wiHBERLBr I Anne J She naa seen a caov tor ecven veatt, The preaent tiKOUKKR file WIURRRLBV. Jier ton Ouv, aped IS, who la about to po to a puouc ,ORU ARTHUR tlKRIET, Ml unci, I OU cutting the important matter with Lady irimbertci; lie la the younger trethtr of the Icilt peer and Aetr-preeumpllve to the tint I.adu Wlmberlev la most ntulom or Ouv to po to tlarptree. which ( a smolltr onil sieunaer echool itii nuue CIO.TP IO IflB tyim- Jem' homeilonktilver. The neaamotier, ttOIIN KRLRtail, la a preM friend of 7ur uneiffrt nas jirncucaill monn ariircF. irrl Arthur Merit! vlelt Rrfelph and, In tf)( o Me prdlo ctratnet tlarptree, la orrallu Imvrnaed Kith krlelgh'a character. t telle the headmaster that It ianeceatarv that Ouv efiouM be veru carefully looked after a he euepecla that echemea ore afoot tor Minaprine; the boy. "It wchild be worth onto ens' tehlle lo pet rid of Mm,' he iaye One attempt hae alrtadu been made tiimic. cessfully at St. Pancraa Station. The head footman nt Monkullver It n ifetrefiv who hae been engaged to watch M (lull, though Lady Wlmberleu la Ignorant of thla fact. llrtctph promises to tools after Buy, "ae If he were his oion son." A war alr Ouu haa been at Uarplree, Hrleigh, on a visit to Lady Wlmberley, con- sfa,t,,m llmi list tsu ht Wo triohtened after he hae tpoktn. be. rouse of the social difference between th but Anne (iilrrrupfs film, and declares I iptt (in thai the. t. too. tovee him deeply. ... ... . Arrtilno nt the fc7iool he la Informed that V!t VPRT10AN la uniting to eee Mm The pott oi cnemttiry master at iiarpiree t-acant, and Vertlpan haa come In antwer td advertisements, Brleigh having found hie tcatlmonlale quite satisfactory. it transpires ifiar yernoan iiau ,nffic Srlelnh nil () stara ono. and wltneeted the latter strike and Kill a man named Itnehfard. Tnlhnt. an Innocent irtan. Wna arretted lor the crime, sent to pWeoii, ana died there. . . Vertlpan haa never given nrlclph ateni. tut the achoolmoatcr feara him. Erldph cannot, hoioetcr, uroe that Vorlloan la not fit to be a mailer at JIarptree, for he him eelf la no better. tie promisee to thlnli over the matter of Vrrtlpan'e appointment, but he knoxci In hla heart that he muet accept the man. tna, TRAYEIta, Krlrtph'a aleter, iltlta Ltidv tivimverlev. loord Arthur also meeta ner. !vennam, xne jootman-aeteciwe az jijonic (liver, tells Lord Arthur that he haa recoonlaed lira. Trovers aa a friend of SDIck Sterlet's, the man who la suspected BCf attempting to Kidnap young lyimDertrj, Lord Arthur tvtrea for Jlarker, prtvato KdVtecffLa he la emploirltig, to come to Mon moytiii iardlir ned h allvtr. He enji nareu believe that Mre. Travera la concern the pioiatagatnai XVImberlev. but the hot jitrettofhtna eue blffoil IMi iMtrfitn Ihnt h remembers tneetlna ptcion bit tailing that he rcmembert mretlni the woman at St. Pancraa when the kid- napping attempt uai made. ! x,ora irtnur returna to toion ana eon sulla Barker, a detective. Though the de tective la convinced that lire. Travera la mixed ud In Dtck ilcrlet'a echemea. Lord Arthur la not. lira. Trover visits Lord Arthur and asks him to atop the marriage fcetwren John Erleiah. her brother, and I.adu Anne. Lord 'Arthur is cominced of her Innocence, tut r jusca to interfere. John Srletoh telle Anne thai there la nomethtng about hie sister's life which he wthtnka ahe ought to know, lie aatia that mhla altter tcaa never married, and that mthe man who loved and left her wae killed ne oocb nor aau by whom. lnne listens, ana then declares tnat ir nalcea no difference to her love, and the mexpreatea aympathrj for ifra, Travera. b vrtetpn a to movea at ner gencroua Hindcrsfandfna that he eaye; "I really be- iteve that if I came to iou irltA some pnameui aiory of my own you toouia ror- nve me. Anne, would you fotoive met CIIAITEn VIII-CONTINOBD. ?"or half a mlnuto there wqb sllonco. rhen Anno Wlmborley looked up nt her Hover with a nmlle. 'I should always lovo you." sho said in low voice. jf'Then you would forgive" "I do not know. Jack dear. I liavo cut you up on a pedestal; I think wo ox- Bect ntore from thoso we love, don't you? Bven If one forgives more easily, ono feels tho greater pain. But why aro wo talklnc iltonsensc, Jack, and taking 11 so serl teusly?" Hit only occurred to me," he said with lugn: "l was wonucrlnc how a woman buld apt under tho circumstances. Thoy y women can forgive ahythliiK exceDt a Ban's lovo tot- another woman. I wonder Jthat Is true?" Somo women," sho replied, snealdntr ry slowly, "love only once In their lives, m, whatever happens, nothing can kill K love. It lives after death oven after honor. Dut It breaks the woman's lart," rhey sat In silence for nearly a minute, ay IVImberley, with her face pressed lnst her lover's hand, Erlelgh stroking r hair and gazing steadily nt the fire. n lUy Wlmberley rose to "her feet. Tm glad you've told me this. Jack," said gently. "I don't blame you for eplng It from me all this time, but I i glad you have told me." f'l ought to have told you before." he nurmured. fc"No, Jack dear, nlease do not sav that. But I am glad to think that nbw there re no secrets between us. Please tell out sister that I honor her, for making du tell me, and that her secret la safe 1th me, and that 7 want to sea as Kueh of her ns possible when we are jarrted." He stayed only a few minutes longer, id theu set out on his long walk back to farptree. r'Love lives after death." he said to Blmself, as he paused at the edge of the pre ana jooKea back at the lights or le bouse, "even after dishonor. But it leaks a woman's heart," CHAPTER IX. v Dick Merlet, a cheap cigar between his s, lounged back In a shabby, uncom- rtable armchair and stared gloomily at hideous oil painting on the wall nf tha Umal llttlu slttlnsr room fn Ttavatvntjir le was a man of 45. cleanshaven, thin. Hipped and dark-haired. lie was tall and broad-shouldered and Inclined to be stou Ills handsome face was hard and hag gard -with the excesses of an Ill-spent youth. Ills gray eyes were dull and bfoodshet, and the skin underneath them was creased and puffy His clothes were well cut. but very much the worse for wear. One of his boots, thrust out to ERA RTVllnw fn. n Am tkt am.il4 aha.1 Jin the grate, was patched He looked i'Hse a man -very down on hla luck. He was, as a matter of fact, on his beam ends. Fortune had proved very unkln.U to him during the last few months so unkind that he had found it necessary to .move into cheap lodgings and change his name. Ills two brothers had been more successful, but they had refused to give htai money to tide over a bad time. His outlopk on life was very black Indeed. Eiome. people who come down, in the World are likely tt prove harmless eneugh. The law seems specially do gn4 to keep such Unfortunate being UftUar control. The rich can do pretty vcsll as they like if they wish to wage ?w.r their fellow men. The poor ard JHBParatlvely helpless. The beggar oan siaaL but soon finds his viv int Mli, The financial magnate eaa bring into a thousand bouses, and in nine out or ten he is clever eiiourh to punishment Were are other, and Slek Meritt ana of thein. who irathAi mSr.r,th -- tte? wk downward, and sueh men are tefmtwa. indeed Often wean-Bplritsd. Mm awiuu-e the courage bom af despair. Vmn)X hunger and suffering qutik.e psir totOJtcu. The law. though, watefa. ! always, has no terSor them. Ceetaiojy Meriet. as he leaaed back la his etoalr. hi, eyes half closed. an4 a Html n bis sullen face, looked Hfce a who had the ejaity for doing vO rw "ins tnuiouirjujr jnaaacMIly he Md t Us end f hU tether The Wwy h Bd iu hi iKjket lv paaads Th t T w wp ua w ii tne Eaoaey he ted m taa rid WkJ? h Jai ! ww wmh t Uui lm slos euuid UU ! He iji rouud tiotu hi nui'. k . 1 landlady, a tall, elderly woman with an angular face. "Beggln jour pardon, sir," sho said, V'What la It?" Jie muttered. She closed tho door, came forward and presented him with a tllrty envelope. "What's that?" he said, taking It from her hand. "A man left It for you, sir." "Any answer?'' "No, sir." "Then what nro jou waiting for?" "There's that matter of the bill, sir my Utile account." "Oh, your account, Mrs, Drnke yes, of course. I've run short of cheques I'll get a book In the morning." "You told me that three days ago, air," said the landlady BtlRlyt Merlet laughed. "DM I?" he sild pleasantly. "Well,. I forgot to write (to the bank till yesterday: but really, Mrs. Drnke, you don't think that I cannot pay you?" "Oh, no, sir, not for ono moment but still, Wo have to llvo hand to mouth, so to speak, and we can't wait long for our money.',' "How much Is Itr "Two pounds eleven shillings and three pence, sir." Merlet put his hand In his pocket and drew out somo money. He counted out the exact sum and handed It to the land lady. "I wanted this for something else," he said gently, "something I cannot very well pay by check, but you enn have it. I should hate to think I was keeping you short of cash." Ho smlted as he spoke, and, llko all the sterlets, no had a ery charming smllo. He seemed hardly like the sama innn who had beeh sitting In tho chair scowlltir at the hideous portrait of Mrs. Drake's father. This was one of his nssets, that ho could seem to be a very pleasant fel low Indeed. "Oh, thank you, sir," said ho landlady, beaming at him; "thank you- so much. sir. You have a kind henrt I do hope, sir, that It won't Inconvenience you." "Not a bit. Mrs. Drake. You'ro wel come. Can I have a little coal?" "Certainly, sir I'll send the girl up with It." Sho took her departure, and Dick Merlet muttorcd an oath. He felt, however, that he had acted wisely In parting with nearly half of his capital. Thero might come a tlpie when ho would wish to stand well In tho landlady's opinion, when It might be necessary to ask some little favor of her. Ho held up tho envelope between his finger and thumb and looked at It It wus addressed to "Mr. Jerrold" In a hand writing that might have been that of a bonrd schoolboy. Ho opened It and read the contents: "Your house Is watched already. You must bo careful. I wish to sea you to night. You must give them tho slip If possible, and come to 1G, Turl-street, Ful- hum, whoro I am stnylng over Christmas, .about 9 o'clock. My' pinto Is qulto safe, but take care y.ou are not followed. Give tho name of Carson." He read the letter through twice and placed It In tho fire. Then ho laughed and helped himself to another whisky-and-soda. He was glad that Vertlgan had come to town for the Christmas holi days. Vertlgan would have to lend htm money. lie left tho house at half-past S, and saw that the street was empty save for a shabbily dressed man who was lighting his pipe on tho other side of the road. He glanced at the fellow, took In every detail of his face and clothes, and then walked quickly away In tho direction of Wcstbourne-grove. The man mndo no attempt to follow. It wns evident that for the preeent the detective had no wish to nrouse his suspicions. When he reached the grove ho took a taxi and arrived at ISTurl-street, Ful ham, ns the clock ttruck 9. It was a small, neat house, just the sort of place whore a respectable schoolmaster who had not milch money .might have been ex pected to take lodgings. He rang at the door, gave his name as Mr. Carson, and was shown up Into a sitting room -pn the first floor. Vertlgan rose from a Ublo where he was having supper and shook hands with him. "So tho brutes have found me out) have they?" queried Merlet. "I'm afraid so. I have passed your house twice onco today and once yester da and each time there was the same man loitering In the street." "A short man in a shabby gray over coat with a black Oeard7" "Yes, that's the fellowr our friend Barkor, I expect. Well, I have some Im portant news for you. Sit down and have a drink. Had your food, I expect?" Merlet did not answer. He seated him self at tho table and mixed himself a whlsky-and-soda. Good news?" he queried, when he had satisfied his thirst. I'Wn nWncthnr hut lnnklncr nt 1t frnm one point of view " "Got to the poln," Interrupted Merlet savagely. "I'll be Judge whether 1'a good or bad." "Well, it's fairly startling, anyway, I've just heard that an attempt waa made to kidnap young 'Wlmberley last June," v "Last June?" echoed Merlet, "My dear Vertlgan some one haa been having a game with you." "It's the sort of game that can't go on: I've only Just heard of It. Mrs, Travers got a hint of it from her brother, and found a chance of having a chat with the boy. She got the whole story from him under oath of secrecy, as he didn't want it to reach the ears pf his mother. I'll tell you Just what happened," (CONTJfnjED SATUUDAT) CopyrlsM, 1014, by thi Associated Hmptpwi, Limited. CHILDREN'S CORNER The Christmas Star 'rpWAfl the night before Christmas and X s-ll through the house, not a creature was stirring because everybody had gone to bed tired and happy. The presents were all wrapped up, the tree was trimmed, the turkey was stuffed and everything was ready for the Christ mas fun. In the ,dusky quiet of the living room the tree, with all Its finery, stood straight anS talL On It were old balls and new balls, red beads asd blue, beads and all tha pretty trimmings of a gay Christmas tree. "My! but It does Uti good to get out of that stuffy box and take a full breath," aid a big red ball on the tre.e, "I thought it would never conn ChrUU mas again," added a b)g green ball, "I get so hot and tired lying a, whole year in that old closet, and pg jn,rfMty sure that I have soma causa In my threat thk very ltel" "Ok, jrsu'rt M 1t-eveM,' " remarked a bread w ball jvi tain, "l do wish t had sotM really ged eewpaayr "You have," said a voice light above blm, "I'm vary aristocratic I'm aa aero- putne sum of gia aad una." iwj, enviwat 'kn. aefOBtaaa? ' uknl th u Nd .e ltu feet Ci4. Wts a awa .. Mir'Wmr -fiwt ju- kA? Xbs ' I Bins J0S1E ST... . CvC76 A CHARMING J&&& iVTA w ins! U' t Jul profile. Mvsor WL 1 v J Xfri It I fTW i v-v CAftRjEJ ' ft i j . VRbkW i fa. rfER- , 9 fi A 'A ' I A THE DRAMA French Players Delight in "L'Abbe Constantin" The inconsequential adventures of tho Abbe Canstantln wcro tho material for a rare afternoon's entertainment In the play made from Ludovlc Halcvy's book and played yesterday afternoon at the Llttlo Theatre under tho auspices of the French Drama Society of New York. This Is tho company of players at whose head stands Mme Yorska, and It was a pity that she did not appear In the cast. The play was delightful nnd acting made the play. For It Is tho thinnest of light comedies, the least witty of parlor dramas, tho fullest of dramatic stuffs In Itself. Tho company yeBterday afternoon know how to play It to make It actually Interesting. An American woman buys an estate; her daughter falls In love with a soldier. A rich widow falls In lovo with the daughter or rathcrwlth her dot for her son. All onds happfty. Tho Intrigue, usu ally so refined in French plays. Is ns simple as the Abbe himself. He is a flower that blooms In the spring, but tho play would not bn half so nice without him. There Is a duel nnd thero aro many misunderstandings; there are those lovely things which the French call peripetles Incidents, accidents, quips anu inconse qucntlalltles. There la evo,n a Jeune tllle singing "Juanlta." To say more about the play is to rewrite its dialogue. And yet. such Is the quiet skill of these French players, they took this material and made a play out of It which amused and Interested. Thero was hardly nny at tempt at superficial characterization. Tho players did a rare thing in actually trying to discover wnai ineir cnaracicra wuuiu bo like In real life. They spoke like human beings and not llko actors, whh are often not human beings. They lounged and were norvoua and got ex cited and stumbled into awkward posi tions as most everybody (excepting ac tors) lounges and grows nervous and stumbles. Precisely they were not "rea listic" as that atyle Is known to the American stage, because they used very few little tricks, none of the touches of nature. They needed none, because they went to nature Itself. MM. Benedict, Ituben and Faure, and Mmes. Ileurvllle. Dlska and Patricia wera the chief figures. In the evening the same company played Brleux's "Blanchette." The Bandbox Opens The Bandbox opened Tuesday evening with the New lorn nay aciuih, iubwhn under Douglas 3. Wood's management, to give a new piece every month for four months, no matter what the box omce says. The verdict on the opening bill, "The Poor Little Thing," Is still In doubt. Jules Lemaltre wrote the original French comedy from which Jerome K. Jerome made the present piece. Le maltre'a long-departed prime saves him scoffed the golden ball, "You must be an old-tlmerl" "He s," explained the beads, "he'fl been In the family 17 years. And he oan't keep up to date because he's packed away In cotton all yerl" Then the beads very kindly explained to behlnd-the-ttmes o)d Santa all about aeroplanes and the Huropean war; about the high cost of living and the latest touring car models; and they had just begun on politics when the golden ball Interrupted by saying, "Oh, do atop chat tering and see how handsome these moon beams make me lookl" "l(oonbeams!" sniffed the glass and tinsel aeroplane disdainfully. "Where do you see moonbeams? Thoy are all in ray ttSgtBgi" "No, they're net!" said some gold beads, erojily. "Can't you, see thero on ust We're the handsomest omameM oa tl whole treat" Just then the old moon Utnself peeped through the tree and shed hU radlaaeo over it By that silvery light the quatrettac tree ornaments aw On their stJgsbneM they had failed to natiee be fore) "that at the very Up-top of th tr was a quiet sbtntog star. Th golden beads, the great ball, the aeroplane aad alt the gUttertsg trikW wr ashamed oi their boasting. They had torottn tha "T'-nrHr of the tree of th Christinas tima! la the aulat at tha MiilUht thy iUMmr4 that greater tha otd , ifih yr .. m ia "asaee W earth w4 oiats fr.jm tr,n chitptma Sti cWst, M.imm Jasnm Jvteo-, SOME IMPRESSIONS OP "SUZr'.AT THE ADELPHI Ij MISS COLUUS. LISTtniHG TO MR M'MAUGTlTOItJ LOVE' PEATS the Imputation of stealing from "The Concert." For "The Poor Little Thing" pictures a similar "maestro" and his "geese." with the difference that the present tlctlm of love's flickering flame Is an artist. Ho fastens his affections on one of his pupils, courts her, causes his wife nny amount of mental anguish nnd then sees tho young lady fall Into the arms of his son. Mr. Eric Blind does well enough by tho father; Beverley Slt graves, one of the rich ornaments of the New Theatre Company, outshines herself as the mother, while Janet Dunbar comes In for some praise aa the girl. The critics vary In their opinions, ns Is tho way of the breed. The reviewer of tho Times says: "This Is an amusing play, quietly humorous throughout. It would probably be more effective if, at Its climax. Mr. Jerome had not strayed from the paths of simple speech." The Sun remarks that "of -vitality be hind the footlights there Is not a trace." And the Tribune combines both varie ties of opinion by observing: "Mr. Jerome shows what a poor dramatic craftsman he Is by Introducing volumes of 'local color' In the most amateurish fashion." Sheldon Shocks Broadway "The Song of Songs" has reached New York, nnd even blase Broadway has ren dered the verdict Philadelphia gave on Edward Sheldon's variations of Suder matin's morry canticle. Even the ITerald, which ordinarily confines Itself to "re porting" a play, not reviewing it. was a bit disturbed. "Sensationally free and vulgar In speech," it says. "What seemed most to shock the audience was the lan guage, some of which Is not fit to print, nnd which seemed at times needlessly coarse." "Alas! Poor Hermann Sudermannl" snys the Tribune. "Ho has been butch ered to make a Broadway revel a White Light melodrama. Edward Sheldon and Al Woods have turned his stirring novel, 'Tho Song of Songs,' Into a play that will probably bring money In buckets to the box omce of the Eltlnge Theatre, but It will ndd very little lustre to the spark, of real dramatic artistry once shown by the young playwright." Irene Fenwlck comes In for the praise her impersonation of Lily Justly de- serves, while the newcomers to the east. John Mason as the Senator and Ernest Glendlnnlng as the poetlo law student, get the usual applause that their acting merits. "The Qlrl Jrom Utah" "When "Ben Hur's" four weeks are up on January 18, a musical comedy, with a variegated assortment of stars, Is com ing to the rorrest. It Is 'The Girl from Utah." Paul Ilubens' fable of Mormons, ycfting and old, charming and not. In Lon don. Julia Sanderson, prettiest and dain tiest of singing and dancing young ladles, will play the girl from Utah, while Don ald Brian, as hero, and Joseph Caw thorne, as oomedlan, attend to the mascu line side of the entertainment. Besides L these, Mr. Frobman has drafted that lady of the devastating, college-burlesque name, Queenle Vassar, who is much bet ter than l(e sounds. The musical com edy has already teen seen in New YoTk and Boston this season. Its reputation aa amusement is excellent. PHOTOPLAYS CHESTNUT ST. OPERA HOUSE House of World's dreatset Photpolavs Aits. 1 to 5. 10 415c. Brs.7toll, 10,15, Mo P081TIVBLX LABT WEEK THE SPOILERS Twlee Dally Afternoons 2 SO, Evf. .80, Preceded br Keretons Comedy Picture. Btilnolnr Monday Afternoon. Dee, 33. TUB CHICAGO TIIIBUNB'9 MOTION PICTURES OF THE EUROPEAN WAR TAKEN UNDBR DIRECTION OF THE BBIXUAKjQOVERNUKNT C&ing SsTba CHRISTIAN ir LOKIV'S y.VP IVNIOKEBBOOK - JJllh m 40th and MarVci Rl. ZUDORA Vg fflU BK SHOWN HERE MONDAY SOMERSET gffSSJgg ' oVi& "iMte MANHEIM Ssm&m an a Hils tf HI it. iWWAI .udosra Kroooti Scan t at PoauMWa wtttJTraaej X'.Msafesaaa WAidHMk Ht . VUKtS. SUJ, X, cm an TM Van, m,vhst't rAWUML. il. au ! Htutw a Broths Cw St- TODAY 9MIh. Oefcei. leaeesMi Oshsft. Tr-riiirtiiiii a Air Bt& 1 ' OtMHt Hii Ulaht Christmas Party at Templo Members of tho social workers depart ment of Temple University were hosts last night to BOO children nt their yearly Christmas party. Dr. Wllmer Krusen nctcd as Santa Claus and distributed presents from a huge tree. Store Opens 8:30 A. M. If -There Be Any Little Girl or Boy Father or Mother, Grandmother or Grand father, who does not believe there is to be any Christmas "this year, will that Kris Kringle is in the neighborhood and that he will not be forgotten if his nearest relation, teacher or friend will call at Kris Kringle's headquarters immediately. It will take a very little time of the man who wants to make somebody happy, and whatever is selected today will be whisked over even a long distance in a jiffy to where the children or the parents live. but we cannot turn Kris Kringle around this last day unless we receive a visit, telegram or letter, though thexe are lots of suitable and uncostly things ready. Dm$mher 24, I MUSIC CURRENT COMMENT The Opera Hepcrtolro The selection of operas with which the Metropolitan enriches this scant year lri Philadelphia has notably bettered within the last two weeks. Heaven-sent Mozart was sung this week; "Madama Butterfly" Is announced for Tuesday. But the re trospect of the four early weeks of the season Is not gratifying "Tosco," "Olo condn," "Lohengrin" and "Alda"' nnd leads to the question of blame. One flies out nt Institutions first In those merry reforming days; but Is tho Metropolitan nt fault? Tho year wilt press hard upon the management even In New York: obviously this Is no time for experiment. Nor Is it a time for edu cation. And the established fact Is that Philadelphia will not support novelties. Last year the Metropolitan, In the face of past experience, put on "Boris Cudo noff," tho herota masterpiece of Moui sorgsky; artistically It shared with Mon tcmetzi's "IAmore del tre Be" the eea son's Intelligent applause. It wns a fall ure here; that Is, It drew hnlf a house. With the expense of production reach IiiB tb nearly 10,000 a performance In Now York, and passing that mark for Philadelphia, there Is precious little room for blaming Mr. Gattl-Cnsnzzn, The blamo, If there Is nny, attaches closer nt homo and suggests a peculiarity In tho local musical composition that It Is a lover of symphonies, but not of opera.' Those npart who cannot afford opera, there are still a great number of music patrons who shy at opera because of the old tradition that It Is a torment to tho soul. Not even tho Century Compnny, which announces Its season, will holp them. But they should hao seen "The Mnglo Flute" last Tuesday, The Ring in New York The annual nfternoon ejele of Wag ner's Nlbelung cycle Is scheduled for January 2S, February i, nnd IS, at the Metropolitan In New York. For the cycle a parquet seat will cost but $15 making It almost worth while to travel to New York to hear It. Unless passenger fares rlso again. Orchestra's Christmas Program The program arranged by Mr. Stokow ski for the Christmas matinee andVSat urday night programs this week contain one number especially dedicated to this Benson of the year, and four others of great Interest. Tho Pastorale from Bach's Christmas Oratorio will begin the tuo programs. A Becond Bach number will be the triple concerto for piano, flute, violin and orchestra, with Harold Bauer nt the piano. Mozart's great "Jupiter" symphony, Franck'a Symphonic Variations for piano nnd orchestra, again with Mr. Bauer, and Grieg's "Sigurd Jorsalfar" sulto, will nil this particular rich schedule of music. SCHOOLS AND'COIVLEGES rillLADRLl'IIIA Iloth Sexes Prlvofp T cnn: Clvlt Service, Shorthand, rnvue ueaauua Uo()!Iplnri emii.u. UIm Muon. B!3 Lafayttt. Bids . Sth & Chut. Ires position whtre ability will count; com- WANAMAKER'S somebody let him We can keep Christmas secrets Sigmd) IBM PHOTOPLAYS MMWSmVi George Kleins announces the coming release of a film version of David Befas" co's "Madame Du Barry," with a cast remarkable for the number of legltlmale stars It contains. The title role will bs played by Mts. Leslie Carter. Blchard Thornton will be Louis XV; Hamilton Bevollc, Brlssac, nnd Campbell Oollan, Captain Du Barry. , May Itobson announces that alio Wilt enter the fltm business, to nppenr In her successes. "A Night Out," "The Ilejuve. nation of Aunt Mary" nnd others. She will Join the Famous Players' Company next summer In tho East, after complet ing her tour. ' Edward Abeles, acting the leading patt In "After Five" for tho Lmky Company, became stuck In the mud at San Pedro, Cat, tho other day, and it took two husky men with a rope to extricate th star player. They were at work near the beach on some mud flats, nnd Abeles stepped Into a mud hole, much to his discomfiture. t Edna Goodrich will play In a iblg" fea ture for tho Lasky Company. NEW L1GHTIUO SYSTEM. Arthur N. Smallwood, president and general manager of the Smallwood Film Corporation, has solved one of the big gest problems of fllmdom. Until a short tlmo ago one of tha biggest expenses a film producer had to cope with was that of a good studio In which to make tho necessary Interior sets for his photo plays. Today the Smallwood Film Cor poration dispenses with the use of a studio altogether, although their stories show a larger number of interiors than ever before. A new portable lighting system, which pan be carried about In two ordinary suitcases, has solved tho problem. IlESORTS POCONO MODWTAIK8. TA. TOBOGGANING at BUCK HILL IiMt Itecope ration Ilratlon TUB WINTER INN Duck Hill Falls. Pa, CUARLKBTON. S. O. 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