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EVENISTGl LEPq&B-PHIfrADigLPHIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2G, 191.5.
n THETHEATRE I& i i Co-operative Playwriting iBy a Hundred Dramatists Tomorrow tho flocletr of American aiDnUfta imd Composer, 100 strong, yoaj lh composers, are going to write play An when they have jointly IrtKto. this theatrical monster they irfjl r ahead and do Ave more. ?njttui Thomas Is at tho bottom of Ulrlhl. vnth 'Wilson elected and no jdM lils fellow dramatists In tho so Selr1" New York rooms tomorrow and erDoeed to the business of sotting a plot. W member may submit any Idea ho tjtrmmi to have no ueo for. Then tho tatherinr will ballot on tho plots mib JStted and make BUgKestlons as to work er out the scenario. After that the mass Meeting adjourns In favor of flvo young irtunai,Bls o i'hici j-w.c. wuw uiiHiimiii fable ardor and thick thews, who will cot ISborate on the dialogue under Mr. Thom ? direction. kTi tifttn dickering with tho managers. faa! masterpiece will be returning roy w,,i -. thn flvo rounir s-entlemen and a iirfest per cent to the society, Tho ttorary erolutlon might bs kept up In Atflnltelr. of course. If tha supply of di recting" geniuses could hold out. 80 far. .. .& Hnmnrv nr Amini iSrtiitiatlsts can produce only four suo !. .nr to Augustus Thomas. They are ft t Rachael Crothers, Margaret Mayo, (CUnnlng Pollook and Edwin Milton KThe scheme has been triad at Harvard Ml.. Thnmnfi' nllffcresttnn find wniliw Pm. fwsor Baker's direction. The fact that m masterpiece has yet assailed Broad- fcoarie, but It Beems pretty safo to say tiat anyooay wno loons ior rent results jfom uch three-ringed circus methods Is iikclv to bo disappointed. Doubtless there are untried playwrights willing to "split the author's royalties "five ways." But the mind hesitates before the pros. ttct of Inducing even the most self- I'iscrlfldng hundred dramatists In the tirorla 10 givo up any pioi or laea inai b worth Its salt As for tho true val ,w of art-individual expression Is likely I to be tho least of these to go overboard 'M this wholesalo carnival of creation. feBtit Mr. Thomas has his eye on the TBiorlea as a place of last resort and he tolas an offer for the serial rights from we of tnoso wen-Known magazines, 'virions Sorts of Things Jf'Xnnetto Kellerman, who has given JJLtnerlai n, now reopoct for tho tomplo of Ifoa, moved up north this week with l'.Th Model Mold," In which tho dtvor JtnA dancer turns her talents to tho baser Usses 01 musical cameay. uut sno BtlU filYee. For ono act she is an artlst'o Bdel ror a Parisian dancing gin, in an other she Is tho dream vision of that Orl- Jintsl entertainer disporting herself De fers her master and varying tho custom er proceedings with an exhibition in tho pslics plunge. The third net Is back in Ma studio, whero everv onft in annltn iMsln and ready for finishing up the ar- bWj courtsmp ox nia model. Ann Cald n supplies book, Raymond Hubbell Basis, and the critics of Washington tare been reasonably satisfied with the 'performance. W$mX 'ijj MRS. ROESSING PREDICTS SUFFRAGE VICTORY IN FALL Believes Men of Pennsylvania Will Vindicate the Seven Years of Zealous Work of Advocates of the Cause. ELEANOR HENRY Coming to tho Forrest With Mario Cnhlll nnd Richard Cnrlo Last night for the third time this sea son the New York Symphony Society, led by Walter Damrosch, played at tho Academy. The assisting artist on this 00 casion was Josef Hofmann. Because this Is the final appearanco of the orchestra and the first appearance of the pianist In this year of musical grace, a separate consideration of their virtues becomes Imperative. The men of Pennsvlvnnln. ir mlnr (n vindicate tho Beven years' labor of tho suffragists of the State by giving them the voto next fall. Conditions are more propitious here than in any of the other Uustern States In which tho question of votes for women will como before the people this year and failure at the fall election would come as a distinct sur prise rather than a foreordained expecta tion. This Is the optimistic opinion of Mrs. Frank St. Itoesslng, president of tho Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Associa tion, who arrived In this city from liar rlsburg yesterday afternoon to partici pate In the Keystone State Bazaar, wear ing a smllo which had "Victory 1915" written all ovor It. "The campaign which we have been waging and which will culminate In a victory for Us In the fall," said she, "Is not an 11th hour one. It Is the result of a carefully mapped out plan and one which has extended ovor a long period of time seven years at least. And 1 want to say that the suffragists of this State aro not patient Jacobs. W are not will ing to go back and wait and work an other seven years, and we simply won't take no for an answer this fall. "I have only Just como from Harris- burg, and ono thing I noticed Up there this time was the remarkablo difference In the attitude of the men whom wo ap proach now on the subject of suffrage. A cotiplo of years ego when a suffragist hovo In sight the politicians dodged be hind pillars, behind desks, anywhere thoy could hide. Now they receive us graciously nnd with courtesy. More over they are not only wilting to listen to us, but they oven meet ub half way. "Political leaders, particularly young ones who are establishing a foothold and wish to maintain It, am boglnnlng to realise that tln-y'vo got to recognize woman suffrage as an Issue which will become n fact In tho near futuro. "Only the other day 1 was talking with our bitterest opponent at Itarrisburg. YOU won't get It this time, Mrs. Boos slng,' he said, 'but wo can't put you off much tongeir flvo years at tho most, I should say.' "Now, I don't ogre with him at all about the 'tills time,," she said, smiling, "but I do think when a representative of the faction most bitterly opposed to our Interests admits that we are on ths brink of victory we have every right to feel encouraged." The granting of tha franchise to the women In 1W5 instead of making them wait a few additional years would be a piece of political strategy which many of the most brilliant men now In tho suffrage band wagon havo had the astute ness to recognize, according to Mrs, Roesstng, and for this reason tho adher ents of the cause aro growing dally mors numerous. SOCIETY OP LIBERAL STUDIES Dr. Edith H. Hnll Addresses Meeting In Girls' High School. The Philadelphia Society for the Pro motion of Liberal Studies will hold Its third meeting at the Philadelphia High Bchool for airls, 17th and Spring Garden streets, this evening. Dr, Edith H. Hall, of tho University Musoum, will give an Illustrated lecture on "The Palaces and Towns of Crete" at 5 o'clock. Supper in tho school dining room will follow. Tonight students of the Phlladelnhts High School for Girls, under tho direction of Miss Jcsslo E. Allen, will present two Latin plays, "A Roman School" and "A Romnn Wedding." Professor Charles Knapp, of Bernard College, will deliver nn address on "Liberal Studies," Tho meeting will closo with Latin songs by the students of tho high school. Advises Against Too Many Laws Luxury, which led to the development of German "kultur" and the overthrow of ueigium, win eventually result In ths same disastrous overthrow of representa tive government In this country. In ths opinion of Judge Kugonce C. BonnlwcU, of the Municipal Court. Judge Bonnlwell, In a criticism of German "kultur" last night at Oie February dinner of the City Buoinets Club at the Adslphia, made this prediction, and said American citizens should put their shoulders to the wheel to stop extravagance In lawmaking. HE PHOTOPLAY BOY SCOUTS ?Tbt first New York production of the rrtnlration known as the Modern Btoco tad under tho direction of Emanuel jRelcher, tho distinguished German actor, stb iia euuscnuors oniy Tntua pleasure, if the remarks of tho reviewers aro anv fcatx. It was "Elga," by Hauptmann, ther badly translated and too voclfer etaly aoted by John Blolr. Tho piece Is her poetry, a dream-tale of thn MMdln Are, with a sturdy knight brought low by fti Second Mrs. Tanquerny of tho pe riod; ana, with the translator missing the poetry, It might have been a grievous 4lDP0lntment to the subscribers If ired- twiff Reicher had not played Elga so well ma it tne scenery Had not struck a fresh Bote of Imagination. Personal Matters HTh handsome young lndy whose por itrilt adorns this department today and ho will be In town next week with "90 k me enaae," began her stage career ur tour years ago In one of Henry W. Bmge's companies. The second vear ahn tint In "The SDrlnir Mnlrt." tho fhlril tn kXouhlana Lou" nmi ".qwAthnrta Rhll.last year she was the prima donna Ittifh f'ThA nhninlnta OnlAt..! KThere are several interesting secrets Koafcted with H, Reeves-Smith, who jl!a Jerry so delightfully In "Peg o' Ur Heart." He Is no young leading man. Wt a father, a father of thrnn rinuoh- itrj who are already on the stage. One S 1 r2? nfiaas ft company In the Eng- Baa 'TjrOVinces." Thn nhi n.rat la Iihvfact that pTnotogrnphs "In tho nat- lrai wood," tho typewriter was about fU.dlck In spite of the fact that Mr. ffMVw-Smlth Is an actor of keen In-iWII&ence-aro nlmoat Impossible to find. tJfaty of flashlights "In character," but J mere portraits. Kefs Notes T?1 Y6' "m BeB one alteration In sw w the Shade," which comes to tha JfMt with Richard Carle and Marie vtnTU. Last week Miss Cahlll added a lgr called "if Bhe's Your Cousin, ShJ's ,r Niece." Monday Ralph Nairn will ,trtla a new "lyric," "Excuse Me, Pro- CSS0r. lit Bn Affart n aUnnr !!., Mnn gct between the rebellious spirit of the P3uem semlnnrv erffl aA it... Ai $ ,Ja unrelenting rule of the peda- 1 Edward Abeles. onn nt nti. Mri1f fan. 'Jjyj. n to tear himself away from . mms ana wont every night In a regu M.tteatre over e. piece called "The Mem gtwoum Book," by Jules Eckert Good sum. KWlltn "TortftV" flnr nm it,. 1ll,t If ffK,? drama ln 'yi'ldlBh by A. S. Hchomer. ivmi er.play by M". Schomer, "The Green 'SJ'f. h" Just been produced at irtSik onash-e'ky Theatre In New York mJ such success that Its advertising gaounces seats eight weeks In advance. T,? h rspertory for the twq weeks --,..... a u VIIBUntlilDUL dL L11D JT A lUt -Monday, "ICing John' --""". ."ww"-V fm2?..and Julleti" Wednesday evening, ISS. "Ishelleu"! Saturday matinee, "Tho r5.mf .ot Venlce." and Saturday even- I ..ji "'yuoru in." uecona week Monday B., lrday eyenlngB and Saturday Si 7u,lua Caesar"; Tuesday, iffi., Ci Wednesday matinee, "Mac SSJ Wednesday evening. 'The Mer- toi kJi "nlce"j Thursday, "Jlamlet," HS Mday. "Klnir John." Tho Orchestra A Judgment based on the three con certs led here by Mr. Damrosoh Is neo essarlly limited, but tho general line of development can be easily traood. The first concert, at which Mr. Rlccardo Mar tin sang, was, oxoept for his singing, very very bod. The second concert, bringing Miss Maggie Toyte, was a workaday per formance, undistinguished, but not un bearable. Tho concert last night was fnulty, but it was ln two oeparato In stances graced with positive Inspiration, and, since this is proalsely the quality whloh Mr. Damrosch and his men have previously lacked, the year may be put down as a period of achievement for them. It would be a dlro disastrous thing If Mr. Damrosoh were persuaded, by any praise, that his orchestra Is good. It Is not. Ragged playing, weakness of tone, dulness of spirit prevail ln nil the choirs and prevail against the virtuosity of a few of his musicians. And the efforts of Mr. Damrosch, strenuous as they may be, cannot overcome these defects. Mr. Dam rosch Is a versatile and appreciative musician; he has to his credit discoveries and exploitations of no mean merit. But he has still to make of his now happily endowed orchestra an Instrument of plcaBure. Tho (first) Brahms symphony, hailed as "at last a tenth" by von Bulow, was played last night to display all the vir tues and almost all the vices of tho band. The first movement was Incoherent oven ln Brahms. The finale, which made one wonder why von Bulow had not said "at last the ninth," was run through with more gusto than discrimination, an un meaning medloy of sound. Between these stood the grace of tho third movement, and the exquisite tenderness of the second. It was In this last, as later tn tho Lirghetto of the Chopin concerto, that Mr. Damrosch's concertraaster and Mr. Bar ren:, always excellent musicians, found themselves not alone In playing great music greatly. And It Is noticeable that ln these movements Mr. Damrosch, too, found It possible to woo from his orchestra. a fineness of production without the ex cessive endeavors he generally devotes to his work. Mr. Hofmann It Is said that de Pachmann once cried out, after he had finished playing a Chopin composition. "There! You hear? That Is a great genius attempting tho Im possible!" I do not know If tho story Is true, but certainly It Is not hard to understand the despair, and the exulta tion, of genius In tho presence of the work of that pale youth to whom the whole world .was a sounding vision of passion and of pain. To that work Mr. Hofmann last night addressed himself In a spirit of love and reverence; out of It he could create again Its sacred and sen tlmpntnl beauty. It Is Impossible, with the memory of hlB playing still fresh, to consider the meth ods by which Mr. Hofmann achieves his Illusion. Memories of other concerts sug gest his delicacy of touch, his fine rhythmlo sense, his unerring accent, and the clean, clear expression of the muslo he Is playing. But for Chopin these things became forgotten trifles beside the elo quence of utterance, and tne oeptn or poetic feeling which the pianist gave In service to the composer of his choice. Magnificent In the tragic majesty of the first movement, lovely beyond all telling ln the Romanze and Larghetto, and en dowed with a pathetic bravery In the Rondo, the Chopin concerto as he played It, seemed tho exfoliation of twin souls the composer's and his own. It Is Idle to speak of the function of music. It Is the tragic muse of art, and our vain words are always petty and cru,de when we attempt to speak of It. But of Us wonders, at least, we know this. That It can affect us as tragedy affects, In the catharsis of pity and terror. It can make us forget our days of small things; It can make us remember the future. So, as much for the visions It can destroy, as for the visions It can create, Mr. Hof mann' s playing Is unique and wonderful In our experience. WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT i PROTECT US By EAGLE SCOUT HENRY E. KNOWLTON Aeststant 8ooutmntr Bryn Miwt Troop 1 and x-nuaaeipma 1TX)0P a. You are wnlklng along a path In the country and see a snake. A wave of dis gust and hatred surges over you, and you plok up the nearest weapon stick or stone and kill the snake. Scouts, in do ing this you are doing as much harm as if you were killing a robin or a chloka dee. There are but four spades of poisonous Bnakea In the United States, of which two tho water moccasin and the coral snake aro not known north of the Dis mal Swamp of Virginia. Of tho other two, the rattlesnake needs no descrip tion. Everybody recognizes It at once by the horny appendage or rattle on Its tall, The copperhead, once seen, Is never mistaken. It grows to a length of about four feet and has a head somewhat broader at tho base than that of a harm less snake, colored like a bright, new copper cent. This Is what gives It Its name. The body Is a trifle darker than Its head, and has large diamond-shaped markings of a rusty black down the back. These two snakes, the only two ln this vicinity which aro harmful to man, have two characteristics which distinguish them at a glance from the harmless snakes a "pit" In the head halfway be tween the eye and the nostril, and tho eyes, which are elliptical, like those of a cat. Tho eyes of harmless snakes are perfectly round. All other snakes are of Incalculable value to the farmer and to mankind lit general. The king snake Is the deadly enemy of all poisonous snakes, killlnb and eating thorn wncrever he comes across them. The blacksnake lives almost en tirely on field mice, house mice, rats and English sparrows all pests. The water Bnnke, thought by many to be tho deadly water moccasin. Is harmless and lives on fish, frogB and tadpoleB. The garter snake and other small ground Bnakea ltvo on In sects, maggots, larvae and files. True, a snake will bite when cornered; but will not any animal defend Itself when attacked? When we see a bird defending Its nest we admire Its pluck; but when wo seo a snnke defending itself we think of its defense only as an evidence of its vlclousncss. It strikes and bites, but Us bite Is almost harmless; It Is often so weak that It fails to penetrate the skin. The snake asks only to be left ln peace. AV111 you ruthlessly and needlessly kill one of your best friends, the enemy of some of our worst pests, the next time you meet him ln the country? Overcome the Innate horror of the snake which Is common to every one and consider him not as a loathsome, crawling thing, but as a living, breathing creature. You vio late the Blxth point of our laws as much by killing a harmless snake as you do by killing a robin or a chickadee. The harm less snake pleads with you not for respect or love, but for a square deal. Scouts, will you give It to him? Troop 46 Reorganizes The older member of Troop 43, Scout master Morgan, have formed a senior council to allow the registration of younger boys who aro Joining In large numbers. A library has been founded In the troop headquarters, the Temple Lutheran Church, CM and Race streets, and photo and wireless clubs have been formed. The wireless club members are Scouts Fries, Patdhs, Keller, A. Spaeth and C. Spaeth, while Scouts Wllley, Sherry, Schaefer, A, Spaeth, C. Spaeth and Nichols form the photo club. Scouts Cope, C, Spaeth, Shaefer, Hess and Buhl are Btudylng under Reginald Hickman, merit badge examiner, for the mining merit badge. The troop will be the guests of the Onegwey Camp of Campflre Girls on treasure hunt out Darby Creek from Eagle Hotel Saturday. Curley patrol de cided to organize a track team at the last meeting. Patrol Leader Helms and Assistant Patrol Leader Jones made sftort talks. THIS DEPARTMENT IS PUB LISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY Iboi scour 'nihiho I -v1 r"' ; A Itefltlpfla M natr A ?0fen Cnrt 1. vim,,. ... ., -rr- - ww uiiiiiiu nm unw rniiHiiTHi Srfi. 'at'B Going On," as a "nut ffi&!?a UBht( the Particular variety fflff ?IScnt' POJycarpelUuy one-seeded ,fiw an 1 1 f v,00iy Pericarp developing iu:WVhe ches?nutrUa " " Bya and Players Present Plays KMya which have never been seen atfilfc.? .ihl8 cltr Vre Presented last 1SI,. 4rl tnembe'' ot the Plays and 'iifttt playroom, south ftiS.00," y Harold Brlghouse, lv its first presentation ln this ua -just as Well," a 30th romance, tiv T TTapt!u Hfnn. & the OthAP ftffArlnc Th. nl.M trtjtpa under the direction of Dan- "- and Mlaa Itoiimmiil HavI ?. aPerins In tha cast were "" ora, I Bennstt Coles- mwu swumgtr Mrs. Waiter MISS iftPfre.A. T? .-t-.fwu... .4T. ft Hkt a4 ehrt p. Mitchell. mm' Sunday revival, tabrrnacle. tresis; T:30 o'clock. Free. University of Pennsylvania dinner, Aatipma iioieis 0..111 . uruo AnInhla Hotel: (1..10 o'clock. Society dinner, 4delphla Hotel; 10th an Vine cUu of 1019 8.30 ft' i-li"!'- Beta TbeU PW dinner, Adelphta Hetel: T o'clock Korweirian CpaiuU' dinner, AdelpbU Hotel) 8 o'clock. . . . . , ., . , . . . , . Wluar ninni, auhpiik jioivi; v 10 1 ociiKK. Jiooi einoker. )ort Morris Club. ctreet. Bio q-cwck. Sympottum on 1ZS North 18th 'Animal BxpertmenUttoo In Advancing Practical Science." Society ot Normal avd Patboloelcal Physlolory. Lecture lloom I), new iieuicai Laooratoriei. univer sity of Pennsylvania; 8:IB o'clock. Free. Jljetlng 0! PhtUdelBhla Society tor Wberal Studies, OlrU HUb. School. Spring Garden and lTth street: 8 o'clock. Free ,.., students. Merlon Cricket Club. 8, o'clock. , Ectur on "PhlllBplnes.'r by Arthur Stanley Hints. Drexel Institute' 8 o clock. Free, nfnner. Princeton Club ot Philadelphia. Bel. Uvua-Stratlord. 8 o'clock. Play. 'J' ha Barleycorn." Bryn Mawr Tbea- '.hiMHnn t PalntlnVK P!tli flith ft CUUUWIUVM . ..-..-. V pw.av .. Frank Club, 8 o'j?5fi. iieAun oar, ikl :iaa1fnir from "1'IQUWICIC Bn.uiBht. Wltherenwu Hall. S o'cloc: Plays and Players. New Century tr.....an Ruff.,? Bai... t3vr Aanturv Club. .".. -v." irr..rr t." a rr-jzr.z i.. muiivrou.i' Banquet. Committee ot TO fort T o'ciwlt Aui'ia:v of the la Art," juu; b er4 iiarty aoa daaK&AaMurfsan Col nSSomUw'', tie NBrmaadlilT o'clock Stoasf. f tMIiwai But Hetl. 1 o'ttes. .ur Hwbr. a- 11610 l BlttCASOUM New Troop Forms A new troop under Scoutmaster Morris was formed at St. Luke's Methodist Epis copal Church, Broad and Jackson streets, Wednesday evening. Deputy Scout Com missioner Patton addressed the meeting. Fifteen new scouts were enrolled. City Cooking Tests Cooking tests for all Scouts of the city will be conducted by Deputy Scout Com missioner Patton at Seven Springs, on Cobb's Creek, tomorrow afternoon. The applicants will assemble at the 60th street terminal at 2:30 p. m. Pass Seamanship Test Scouts Harry Yoder, Troop 8. and C. D. Smith and Schaefer, Troop it, passed tho seamanship test yesterday given by Captain Charles Longstreth, chairman of the Nautical Committee and scoutmaster of Nautical Troop 118. Deputy Commissioner Patton, will ad dress the Scouts of Troop at their an niversary celebration at 6th and Bain bridge streets tomorrow evening. Second Colored Troop George S. Dayton, scoutmaster of Troop SO, will speak at a meeting of the boya ItESOBTS Atlantic City. N. J. Zxdln hi hlasi moderata-rat hotel. All RPMARLE Virginia Ave., near Bca, ALOE AtiKl-li cap. 350- Bteaja heat. el. vator, sun parlors, prt Mine, to-i excel. table, evil dinners, orchestra. beal- ua nrkty. 1 n us mr. iwoiuw J P. CO. of the Wlssahlckon School Club, where a Boy Scout troop Is to be formed. It will be tho second colored troop ln the city. Troop 109 being the pioneer colored troop in Philadelphia. Troop 43 Troop (3 entertained Troop 00 at Its headqnarters, the Port Richmond Metho dist Episcopal Church, Friday evening. The Scouts of Troop 43, with Scoutmaster Burnwood, Assistant Scoutmasters Mln nlch, McCoombs, Williams and Barlow And the IB-piece flfe-and-drum corps at their head, escorted their guests to the church. The program Included prayer by Scoutmaster Arksn, welcome by Mr, Mlnnlch, drill under Mr. McCoombs, Il lustration of the 12 principles of Soout law under Mr. Bumwood's leadership, address by Chaplain Welch, of the a. A. H. ; .bandaging exhibition by Soout Gilbert .Peterson, march under Mr, Williams ana music by the band and the church trio. Coffee and hardtaok were served around the campflre ln the basement by Mr, and Mrs. Barlow, and Mr. McQowan, of the G. A. It., related stories of camp life. Troop 72 Troop T2s two picked messengers for the Indian hunt near Haddonfleld on Washington's Birthday Jesse Whltmer and Edward Dolboy escaped capture by the Indians, but were unable to deliver their messages, Dolbey made four Indians prisoners. Patrol Leaders Dolbey and John Earl, of the btcyole patrol, rode IS miles out the Media pike Saturday. The entire troop Is preparing to take a second trip to Camp Morrell at Torresdale. Troop 28 Gives Photoplay A moving-picture show was given by Troop 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ed street and Cedar avenue, last night. Four members of the bicycle patrol, under Scoutmaster Rutherford, cycled more than 34 miles Saturday, from head quarters to Valley Green and return and then to Conshohoaken, Manayunk, Box borough and down Ridge avenue to the tabernacle. They cooked a pancake din ner ln Bowler's Woods. Besides the scout master. Patrol Leader Joseph Bourne, Assistant Patrol Leader John Wltherow and Scouts Edward Wood and Edward Marks made up the party. Scouts Prevent Burglary Boy Scouts overhearing three tramps planning a burglary, prevented the crime. It was only a play, given by Troop 86 at Its third annual entertainment at the Starr Garden Recreation Park, 6th and Lombard streets, Saturday evening. The "tramps" were Samuel Price, author of the play; Nathan Garten and Louis Flick. The "scout heroes" were Samuel Bchults, Michael Koplln, Joseph Gaev and Albert Levan, who were aided by Henry Cohen, Michael Barish, Morris Katz. William Uram, Michael Rosen, Israel Felnslngeiv Simon Schelkman and Simon Schultx. Benjamin Zimmerman took the part of Mr. Whltmore, Israel Flitter was direc tor of the play. Addresses by Deputy Scout Commis sioner Patton, Charles Edwin Fox, As sistant District Attorney, and Scoutmas ter Samuel G, Friedman were followed by a dance. The troop band furnished the music. Thompson Seton Out Ernest Thompson Seton, Chief Scout of tho Boy Scouts of America, Is no longer connected with the movement. The posi tion was abolished at the national meet ing held ln Washington, February 11. While no reastn for the action was given gut, it is understood that the author artist's position was abolished because he Is a British subject, and reverence for the united Btates flag Is one of the first principles of the Iloy Scouta of America. Scouts to Give Play "Between Two Foes," a Civil Wat drama ln four acts, will be given by a cast of 27 members of Troop 06 ln Rltten- nouse uau, osd Btreet and Haverford ave nuo, this evening, at 8 o'clock. Tho band of Troop 118 will furnish music. Scouts Herald, Yooum and Smith, of the Eagle Patrol, Troop E2, took a 16-mlle hike to Llanoroh by way of City Line ave nue February 14. They left Germantown at 8 a. m. and reached a strip of woods near Llaneroh about 11:80 a. m., when they cooked dinner. On the way thoy climbed to the highest point ln West Philadelphia and had a good view of the surrounding country. They passed tho timo on the hike by naming the different trees and automobiles encountered on tho way. County Scouts "Billy" Sunday exchanged compliments with 20 members of Norrlstown Troop 1 at Fort Mifflin on "Washington's Birth day. The scouts, under Assistant Scout master Stewart, hiked to the fort and there met tho evangelist and gave a scout yell for him. The scouts stood at guard at the revenue cutter when the Sunday party inspected the boat. Eighteen members of Troop 1, of North Wales, Pa., under Assistant Scoutmaster G. R. Oglesby, wero among tho oounty scouts to attend services ln the tabernacle Saturday. The CRoyersford troop is growing fast, with 18 members enrolled. Jersey Scouts Gloucester Troop 8 hiked to Haddonfleld on Washington's Birthday. Earl Browor has been elected troop scribe. The Beaver patrol of Atlantio City Troop 2 celebrated Its third anniversary on Washington's Birthday. In full uni form, ths scouts marched to the Massa chusetts School, where they raised and saluted the flag. They then visited the weather bureau and the flrehouse and as sisted in the firing of a salute to Wash ington at the Steel Pier, after which they attended patriotic exercises In the T. M. C. A. The patrol members are Patrol Leader John L. Stock nnd Scouts Wnyne Betts, Harold Isaacs, Edgar Gottlieb, Jo soph Sweeney. Albert NeobltL Charles Moody, Charles Reed, Sylvan Rico, Peter BUBh, William Brown, Albert Johnson and Ralph Hord. I' kflSsflHfiHsIBBSIBSIBBBH W ' "iQTllJafflHBMiMW scripts in the scenario contest for eftlleffe students Inaugurated by the Edison Com pany May 19, 1M4. Out of 847 scenarios submitted from ten college, only eight were found acceptable. The winrrlrtg one, "Jo ok Kennard, Coward," was written by William Marston, Harvard. The colleges competing wero the Uni versity of Pennsylvania, submitting 68, two of whloh were acceptable; Columbia University submitted 32, one of which was acceptable) Cornell University, 4S, two ftc ceptablo,' Harvard University, 62, threa acoopiaoie, ana tne rouowing none being acceptable: Yale, 48; Prlnooton, ; VnU verslty of Michigan, 43; University of Chicago, 12; University of California, 8, nnd University of "Wisconsin, 14. Answers to Correspondents Vltagraph Fan Donald Hall ln "Good by Bummer" nnd "The Crucible of Fate." Julia B. Gordon, Anita Stewart, B. It Llnooln and Harry Morey In "A Million Bid." L. O. M. Charlee Chaplin. Ben Turptn, Charles Stine, Leo White and Bobby Bolder were In "His New Job," L. C- rang Baggot and Leah Batrd played together when ifi rtalni with the "Imp." She bao returned to tS Vltarraph. A. JL nerbert lUwUnson with theltdM Company. Owen Moore and Borrortli now. KOSETTA BR1CE Of the Lubln Studios. Questions and Answers Ths Photoplay Editor of the Evntt nra LBDonn will bo pleased to answer questions relating to his department Queries will not bo answered by let ter. AH letters must be addressed to Photoplay Editor, Evening Lupann. Boy Scout to Become Poet? Inspired by the balmy airs of spring which he encountered on his 14-mlle hike test for the flrst-class scout badge. Scribe William Z. Porter, Troop 93, Is contem plating writing a poem on "Spring." Scout Porter and Scout David Rothfleld, of the same troop, passed their hike test Sunday by clipping off the required 11 miles between 83d and York streets and Indian Rook, along the Wlesafclckon. Porter describes the hike as follows: "Probably the most Interesting things we eaw wore the unmistakable elgns of spring. Had we desired, we could have easily counted a dozen couples enjoying the weather. Again, there were the nu merous horsemen, whose steeds seemed to recognize a relative In my companion, as did all the other animals we met with the exception of two little dogs, who absolutely refused to admit any kinship, at Oie Valley Green Hotel we stopped to dine, as did the ducks wading about near our bench. Probably they had had many better feeds, but they seemed to enjoy the banquet held for their benefit and ours. "We followed the river drive until we reached that magnificent Indian who watches, and watches tirelessly, day and night. We carefully Inspected him and made several efforts to get acquainted, but tie did not move an Inch. Most like ly he, too, saw the numerous signs of spring and, busily watching for her ar rival, was too occupied to see us." George W. Terwlllbrer, the LUbln writer and director, who is In Florida with a special company of Lubin players, headed by Orml Hawley and Earl Met calfe, got his entire company Into a moot unoxpented and nensatlonal situation this week, when he started to stage a photo play train robbery near Stuart. Fla., shortly after a real train robbery had token place there. The excitement Btarted when a large forco of deputy sheriffs nnd armed villagers mistook the Lubin "robbers" for tho gang they were hunt ing down and thought another train hold up was taking place. The real hold-up took place at 7 o'clock In the evening. Four men held up the Palm Beach Limited train. No. 83, a fast train which make few stops between Jacksonville and Miami. The only reason the train stopped at Stuart woo because of tho drawbridge across tho St. Lucie River. It was there the robbers climbed aboard and held up the passengers at the point of revolvers. The following morning Terwnilger ana his company, with a large number of "extras," left St Augustine ln a special train to film a train robbery for one of the pictures he Is making and the spot chosen for the "robbery" was the drawbridge near Stuart When the train reached the drawbridge Terwllliger Im mediately began rehearsing the company for tho scene. The "bandits"' leaped aboard the train, forced the engineer to stop and everyone on board was ordered to get out and "glvo over." The company was getting a lot of realism out of the rehearsals when some of the deputy sheriffs, who were hunting for the robbers of the night before, saw them. Then things started. Several shots wert' flrad, whether as a signal to other sheriffs or at the Lubin players has not been cleared up as yet, but from every direction armed man hunters carrying titles appeared. The Lublnltes knew noth ing of the robbery the night before and were stampeded. Some fled Into the train others stood still, frightened still, thinking they themselves were about to be held up by a band of Florida robbers. Three of the sheriffs grabbed two or the Lubin "robbers." Everyone talked, no one understood. Finally Terwllliger see ing a star on a pair of suspenders, seized tho wearer, and shouted "moving pic tures." Light then began to dawn on both sides. The sheriff explained to Ter wllliger and the latter explained to the sheriff. After the company had recovered from fright, rehearsals were resumed and the sheriff and his deputies, at their own re quest acted In the pictures and then re sumed their man hunt PRINCETON'S SONS TO VMAST Philadelphia Alumni Will Stnepct at Bollovue-Strmtford. More than 00 Princeton alumni freai Philadelphia and vicinity wilt imther. the Rose Room of the Bellerue-Stratforel tonight on the occasion of the 47th an nual dinner of the Frtaoeton Club of Philadelphia. The speakers of tho evening win fee John Grler Hlbben, '82, president of the university: Bayard Henry, 78, president of the club, and John D. KTIpatrlok, 'K, of New York. It Is expected on announcement win be mode at the dinner of interest to all' Philadelphia Princeton men concerning a new clubhouse In this city. ElmendorTs Lecture Tonight There Is consolation for the stay-at-homes In the announcement that Dwlght Elmcndorf will act as guide ln a tour of "Control Europe" at tho Academy ot Muslo this evening and tomorrow after noon. Armed with a passport that ii good, ho will conduct hla hearers through Belgium, Germany and Austria-Hungary, and will point out to them many old landmarks that may be gone when the smoke of battlo clears away. THEATRICAL BAEDEKER ADJ-Xl'IH-"' o' My. Heart." with an ox crltcnt cast. Hartley Manners' somiiar and amuelnir comedy of the Impetuous young Irish girl and what she does to a sedate Knrllsa tuimly 8:13 r.HOAO "Pya-mallon." with Mra. Pat Carao bell, tho diatlnKUlshed Bnallsh actress. Ber nard Shaw turns a Cockney flower clrl Into the phonetic eaulvalent ot a duahess. A tills lmperronatlon in a fln comedy fl'i.i OaRIUCK "A Olrl or Toflnv." with Ann Mur- qock. ronor tinerson .urowne tens you to have a wiU ot your own or your relations will bo vary nasty to your ward. One weak only. Enourh , .81B LlTTUt "Hlch Man. Poor Man." with tha rjaldent eomoany. A comedy by porter Bmeraon Browne, which shows that Fifth . avenue Is luat as out of It tn Vermont as a chorus girl in Fifth avenue, Ingenious and Ingenuous s;3o LYHI': Danclna: Around." with A! Jolson. A Winter Garden show with a hussir herij who Is looklnx- for a beamy apot anil Anns a whole ballroomful. At Jolson convulsively ruin ths plot, a.t-i WALNUT "Tho Trail of tho pineeomo Pine." Kiiren; Walter's erteetlre dramatisation of John Fox, .Tr.'a tale at the Cumberland Oan Returning for a fortnight's stay ....8:13 Vnudeville KEITH'S Mrs. Leslie. Carter ln "Zaaa"t Waa Georgia Wood, comedian: Ulckel and Watson. the well-known team: OHnbe japs, armnnata: A.I. Morton, comedian: tiyona and Voaco. 1: Moore Denahy Iclans, Hazel Cox In sonas: Moore and :a Denany and Young, dancers: Cole am NIXON'S QKAND Willlarq J. Cooler In "Tha ona ana cnap- i.a..n i'ariv--: .-vicjuanon. uisnaond anri rh.n. low. In "The Scarecrow"; Devlne and Wil liams, In "The Traveling Salesman and tha remnle Drummer": Norcrois and Holda- .11. uiu .tutttvm i .unit. IN Ar.lB.'a niA.. wnrlh enmnnnv. ln "Tha Artlirs Weema. comedian, and lauah! ream": Walter Itlalta. and t) Phannill. Tfnw Iluhhv Mfsaail thn Train". m.i.k.I aiinn Tim McMahon and Ki Schwab's Home for a Setting Charles M. Schwab, the steel magnate, according to a general Idea has a white elephant on his hands. That Is the French chateau on Blverslde Drive, New York city, 'which the steel man built some years ago nnd never lives In be cause, people say, Mrs. Schwab doesn't like the place. The railings surrounding the house cost $100,000. The fate of the Chateau de Schwab has long been matter of conjecture. So far It hasn't figured ln pictures. Briton N. Busch, secretary and treasurer of the World Film Corpora tion, Is a personal friend of Mr. Sphwab, a fact which came to the notice of file highly Imaginative James Young, World Film director and husband of Clara Kimball Young, the World Film's bright particular star. "Hearts In Exile," the forthcoming Russian drama, which Mr. Young Is making with Miss Young as the heroine, demands some pretentious settings. When Young bethought himself of Mr, Busch's friendship for Mr, Schwab he didn't hesitate to suggest a loan of the great big French chateau ln New York city, which, with a fall of snow (to be waited for, of course) would make a BPlendtd set for "Hearts In Exile," a thing of simple arrangement between Busch and Schwab. College Scenario Contest After careful consideration Horace O. Plimpton, manager of the Edison studio, has decided upon the winning manu- ft pictures. is Train", via, Ah a. Norton and Nina Payne, slnrlns: snd danclnsr! Ileasl and Harriet, nempel.. In "When Wo Grow Up"; May Melville, dialect comedienne: Cralx and Wllllama, comedians: Will Morris. In "The Vagabond"; Peaes and Termini, afreet musicians. WILLIAM PKNN Hoyfa "A Dream of the Orlrnt." with Mme. Mabarenko and com pany; Eddie Carr and company. In "The New Office Hoy": Junle McCrea's "Coontown Dl vorcons." witn vauann uomiort ana John Klna: Harry Ereen. sop writer: Iiallen and Hunter, uov. tiovelty nrtli boy. alrl and violin; Kspey and FauL nrflata CHOBS 1CKYS (second halt ot week) Tha Eight 11 Musical Co-ede. 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