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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, TUESDAY DECEMBER 9. 1913.
AT- THE, THEATERS LAST NIGHT-
"floucnt anil Paid For.'
he spectacle of a pretty and virtuous
woman holding her self-respect abovo
tverythlng else she possesses Is always
en appealing sight, and one which wins
our applause whether we meet It in life
cr watch it across the footlights, which
accounts for the enthusiastic reception
given the return engagement of George
Broadhurst's American domestic drama,
"Bought and Paid For." at the Belasco
Theater last night
When a successful New Tork financier,
one Robert Stafford, confesses his love
for a little telephone girl of more than
the average refinement, and declares to
her that he Is confident of winning her
love after their marriage, since she Is
not sure of It before, one feels sure that
ho can, and is In so May surprised that
he does. The g.rl is given every luxury
-I nealth and position, but her happiness
Is marred bv her huKh.ir.d, Tvnicm
for wine. Returning home one night
maudlin and brutalized by drink he de
mands absolute, possession of her. as of
nis otner chattels "bought and paid
In a revulsion of delicato pride and self
respect the young wife refuses to be de
rraded, and is conquc-ed by force. The
following morning when he comes to
her, penitent and ashamed, she asks him
to promise to forsake the one barrier to
meir happiness, which promise he refuses
to make with the result that the girl
leaves mm as empty-handed as she came,
going back to earning her living In a de
partment store at $7 per week.
In the end they are reunited, partially
inrough the power of love and loneli
ness, and partially by the Intervention of
mo gin 8 sister and brother-in-law, who
have suffered material loss through the
separation, and thus one passes through
a domestic tangle of great dramatic in
tensity to a most happy and satisfying
Aside from Its problematic appeal
"Bought and raid For' has a persistent
comedy element, which is delightfully
refreshing, nicely balancing the tense
ness of the more serious situations.
Miss Helen Macbeth has this season
the role of Virginia Blaine, the telephone
girl, a characterization which she
achieved last evening with that direct
ness and simplicity which are the ear
marks of technical smoothness and the
chief elements of winsomeness and
charm. She was convincing in her stand
for the maintenance of her self-respect,
and deserves especial praise for the sup
pressed intensltv with which she handled
the melodramatic parting scene of the
Frank Mils Impersonated Robert Stam
ford, the millionaire husband and occa
sional drunkard, with consistency and
irlllty, winning ones pity for his one
weakness and admiration for his strength
of character, which made it possible for
him to eventuall) overcome it
The persistent comedy element was
made irresistible by Francis X. Coulan,
as James Glllev, the pin-head stripping
clerk, aid Marion Lord, the older and
less refined sister of Mrs. Robert Staf
ford Both were admirable, as were also
Marie Hard!, as milady's French maid.
and Makoto Inokjchl as Oku, a Japa
nese servant, each introducing a variety
of strongly differentiated modern char
William A Brady has set the present
production of the Broadhurst serio-comic
play with the same lavlshness which
environed it when it was presented here
at the Belasco Theater last season, with
lulia Dean in the heroine part.
JULIA CHANDLER MANZ.
"Hit- tnuntr Ihairmnn."
George Ade's quaint and unctious
humor appears at Its ver best in "The
Countv Chairman No other current
comedy has treated with so sweet and
deft a toucli the lighter aspects of Ameri
can lllage life and no other has ap
proached it in the human truth of its
picture Of rural politic The play calls
for more than ordinarv skill from a
large cast of actors, as the least tendenc
to exaggeration In an of the characters
spoils the peculiar charm of Mr Ade s
By the Host exacting standards the
Poll production merits the highest praise.
The plajcrs have seized upon the juicy
parts cxpertlv and with relish, and. as
Mr Roberts said in his curtain srwech,
(mplunentlns the management It Is ei
traordinar that so tine a general effect
should be reached with a few rehearsals.
The performance of Theodore Roberts
as Jim Hackler is in Itself sufficient to
draw to Poll's Theater this week ever
seeker for what is truly notable In the
plaers" art In addition the character
ork of Richard Buhler, Stanley James,
William D Corbett, C XV. Vance. Louise
Kent. Helen Tracj, and Gertrude Bond
hill is cf more than usual interest. Miss
Jewel, too, contributing her sweet per
Fonalit) in the role of the heroine.
"llir Mu-pherd of the Hill,."
The simple love storv of the mountains
of Missouri "The Shepherd of the Hills,"
Ironi Harold Bell Wrights novel of that
name, is repeated with quaint charm In
i delightful and wholesome manner at
tin cademv Ibis vvck
The shepherd is a cjltured stranger
v ho comes Into th hilis. glad to escape
from the on.tniionalities to which he
hi hn accustomed He accepts the oc
rupatioi of sliceptcnder but soon be-rtinn-K
s'lrpbcd of a human flock, the
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big-hearted mountaineers end their fam
ilies. Among' his devoted followers are
Old Matt and Young Mat, the gianU of
the hills; Sammy Lane, glorious In the
beauty of young womanhod, and poor
Fete, a child of nature.
Kay Brown, as Preach! n' Bill, has a
part that calls for real acting, and he
responds to the call in more than ade
quate shape. Despite the roughness of
his character, his striking philosophy Is
thoroughly enjoyed. It Is Preachln" Bill
who kills Wash Glbbs, the leader of the
lawless element In the community, but
he does it In self-defense and In doing so
brings relief to the people of the Orarks.
Miss Jean Ward, as Sammy Lane, Is the
heroine and her sympathetic portrayal
Is convincing. Harry Nelson In the title
role, gives a finished, well-balanced por
trajal. The stage settings are realistic, the
beauty of the Ozark mountain region
lending itself to the effective stage pictures.
Conn ii In ''Broadway Jones."
Whether as Broadway Jones or In any
other disguise George M. Cohan is "ail
to the mustard" Walking or talking,
sitting or standing up, drunk or sober
this, of course, applicable only to what
ever role he ma assume In the depths
of despair or on the top wave of hilarity,
author or actor, or both In one, he Is an
unfailing source of enjoyment to all who
come under the spell of his genial humor.
It's as contagious as the measles, you
cannot escape it. In truth, he may
soliloquize: "I lauga and the world
laughs with me, I weep, and It laughs
still more." At the National Theater
last night, where his latest creation.
"Broadway Jones," had Its first produc
tion In this city, an audience wnicn
crowded the house laughed and shouted
and aDDlauded from the moment when
Jones enters In a highly lneDriate con
ditlon. to the last when he leaves witn
the girl he loves tucked under his arm.
There Is an excuse of a plot in "uroaa-
way Jones." It Is all about a young
fellow who has run through one fortune
and finds himself "dead broke," even t"
the point of engaging himself to a ricn
w 'dow old enough to be his grandmother,
wnen another fortune comes to him in
the shape of a chewing gum factory and
business worth any amount of monev.
The trust has been trying for years to
gather In this business which Jones'
undo has bequeathed to mm ana ju
at the moment when Jones Is down It
the dumps the trust's agent comes with
an offer of more than a million. Of
course, Jones agrees to make the deal,
but is saved from consummating it by
his friend. Robert Wallace, who tells
him that the plant Is worth a great deal
mere. Josle Richards, who has really
been the business manager of the coit.
cern, appeals to Jones not to sell at all.
because to do so would throw hundreds
of people out of emplojment and rum
the whole town Jones heeds tier plead
ing, falls In love with her, and all goes
As usual. Mr Cohan has surrounded
himself with a company, every one of
whore members fits Into the respective
parts like the proverbial paper on the
wall Ada GUman, as Mrs. GIrard. the
wealth, superannuated widow. Is In
looks and action a regular "scream
George Parsons Is admirable as Robert
Wallace. Edith Luckett, who is always
sure of a hearty welcome In the city
of her birth, where she also entered upon
her "stage tarer, save a ery attractive
Interpretation to the part of Josle, the
level-headed little business manager.
Mrs. Helen F. Cohan Is a most lovable
Mrs Spottswood, and finds a splendid
counterpart In Jerrj J. Cohan in the rolo
of Judge Spottswood Mary Murphy as
Clara Spottswood. sweet sixteen and very
frnd of chocolates and Ice cream soda,
made quite a hit and Daniels Burns, as
bam, w as a typical boy In knickerbockers,
who is sure he has brains and its not
afraid to avow it M J Sullivan h
capital as Rankin. Jones' servant Clar
ence Heritage as Peter Pembroke
Fletcher Harvey as Grover Wallace, and
John Fenton as Hlgglns. who knows he
has a "rotten" temper, complete the
Golden Crook. Barltftqnrrs.
An excellent performance b an all-star
cast was the verdict of the first nlghters
who greeted tha Golden Crook Bur
Iesquers at the opening of their week's
engagement at the Gaiety last night.
From the headllners down to the mem
bers of the chours the cast Is one of ex
ceptional abilit It would be a difficult
task to determine who contributes the
most to the performance.
Frank A Burt and Frank Dodson. in
the title roles, are two comedians who
are never at a loss to provoke a hearty
laugh The most of the fun Is the result
of their efforts. Maude Rockwell, be
sides possessing a winning personality,
has a voice far above the average heard
in burlesque houses, and was forced to
repond to a number of well merited en-
chores. Florence ernon and Marie
Golden contribute their full share toward
making the show a "winner."
An olio equal to many bills presented
at the higher-priced vaudeville houses
is presented in addition to the regular
performance Jack Strouse. Flora Ver
non, MaUde Rockwell, Frank Dodson. and
the Hippodrome Four all scored heavily
In their specialties.
The scenery of the production Is by
far the most elaborate seen at the Gayety
this season The chorus is unusually
large. Is well drilled, and displays man
fetching gowns to good advantage.
There are several members in it with
voices and ability meriting a part In the
The how Is a decided relief, coming
as It does after a long string of the
usual cut-and-drled burlesque. From the
time the curtain rises until Its final fall
the performance Is one continuous change
of scenery, gowns, and principals. It
Is full of catchy songs, pleasing person
alities, and plenty of wholesome fun.
B. F. KEITH'S.
Two packed houses yesterday and last
night .at B. F. Keith's vaudeville castle
handed down the popular erdlct to Jack
Wilson, assisted by Ada Lane and Jack
Boyle, in a side-splitting twenty-minute
"lmpromtu revue," as they call it The
popular comedian, however, was closely
pursued for first honors, for seven other
good acts complete a bill par excellence.
It's a tosj-up for second choice between
B. A. Rolfe's presentation of Ralph Lynn
In "The Purple Lady," a condensed musi
cal comedy, and Miss Louisa Galloway
and company In a comedy of home life,
entitled "The Little Mother"
From where wo sat Miss Galloway's
splendid portrayal of a parent with an
everlasting refusal to believe her son's
guilt, made a distinct Impression. John
A. Butler, as the son, gives Miss Gallo
way excellent support. Ralph Lynn, the
star of the Rolfe offering. Is a laugh
producer of the first rank The act Is well
DeLasso brothers, gjmnasts. perform
many thrillers ' on the horizontal bars
and were accorded merited applause. Ger
trude Vanderbllt and George Moore lived
up to their reputations as dandy dancers
and singers. Josephine Dunfee, a charm
ing prima donna, has a beautiful voice
of wide range.
Alberta Moore and Myrtle Toung, two
clever joung girls, who open tne dim,
know how to entertain In the way vaude
ville natrons want to be entertained Ed
die Lovr and Jannette Wilbur show their
prowess on the filing rings. The I'athe
moving pictures depict recent events
After one performance yesterday after
noon, "Woodland Memories.' advertised
as the chief feature of the Cosmos bill
this week, was replaced for last night's
performances with the Rough Riders
Band, with Its martial and classic music
and patriotic tableaus. It will be re
placed for the remainder of the week
with a musical comed. "Fun On the
Briny Deep." by a company of ten, most
of them girls.
Dougla. Douglas and their dog open
the bill with a novel acrobatic act, and
Garden and Gerrish make good in an of
fering of songs, dances, and comedy In
terpolations, while the bulling give
high-class offering with their banjos The
hit of the bill, however. Is the clever
little corned v. with a dramatic thrill.
Dinner for Four, ' which Is presented bj
William Lampe and his company
The nine Spanish War veterans who
compose the Hough Riders' Band made
a telling hit jesterday at all tne per
formances at the Casino with their
martial and classical music and their pa
triotic tableau. "The Spirit of T6." W II
son and Bondy have a good comedy I
Marlon and Hoore have a plonologuel
that Is both laughable for Its comedj
and en lovable for Its musical features.
Walter Milton proved himself a doctor
for the "blues with his anecdotes and I
parodies Jack Hendley and company I
present an amusing farce. The added I
feature last night, the surprise party.
nlso created merriment and made some
folk happy with its gifts
The added feature tonight and tomor-l
row night will be tho Country Store,
Thursdaj night, the prize dancing con
tests, Friday night, the amateurs, and
Friday afternoon at 4 o clock, the chil
dren's Christmas Store
CLINIC AUXILIARY MEETS.
Mrs. John Hayes Ifnmmnnd Presides
at eslon nf DonrU.
Mrs. John Hays Hammond )esterdaj
presided at a meeting of tho Board of
Women's Clinic Auxiliary, 716 Thir
teenth street northwest. The formal
opening of the clinic will be held to
morrow. Mrs. Hammond hopes that
the big cities of the country will see
the peculiar needs for which this clinic
is designed and that they will pattern
after the Washington Institution
The report of Dr. Elnora Folkmar,
the superintendent, shows that the
clinic has cared for 106 patients In the
ten weeks of Its existence. Other re
ports showed that the Institution has
taken In $1,600 In memberships, has
received $300 In Rifts, and has pledges
of J100 more. Mrs Hammond pre
sented the board with a gavel carved
from the wood of a cedar which stood
before her home on Lookout Hill,
GUNMAN SUSPECT HELD.
Police ThlnU (itorgp Davis, a fgrro,
Held Up Grocers.
Believed to be tho man who held up
and roDbed two grocers last week, the
police estcrday arrested George Davis,
negro, twenty-two years old. giving his
address at Z3S',4 Eleventh street north
Davis was taken In custody by Sergt
Bean and Policemen Sweeney, Holmes,
and O'Dea. of the Eighth precinct.
Samuel McDevitt. of 1(C0 GIrard street
northwest, held np In his store Thurs
day night and robbed of $73 In cash and
J15 In checks, went to tho Eighth precinct
station and identified Davis as the man
who robbed him Solomon Desklns, who
was held up at bis store Saturday night
at Eighth and L streets northeast, and
robbed of $17. also Identified Davis as
the man who took his money.
Davis; who Is being held for "investl
gaUon," denies any knowledge of the
two hold-up jobs.
BISCEIMINATION IS CHARGED.
After several hours of debate, the Cen
tred Labor Union last night voted to In
vestigate the rates of the Potomac Elec
tric Power Company as the result of the
claim that that company discriminates
In Its charges. This acUon was taken
upon motion of John Lorch, president of
the engineers' union.
Mr. Lorch declared that the electric
light company furnishes some contractors
with light at a rate of 1 3-10 per kilowatt
hour, while to the ordinary consumer
the rate Is 13 cents. Mr. Lorch did not
cite the names of any of the alleged
Finally the matter was referred to the
committee on legislation with instructions
to Investigate and to call upon either
Congress or the Public Utilities Commis
sion to conduct a rigid Investigation.
Six to Join Chamber at Commerce.
The membership committee of the
'Washington Chamber of Commerce, at
the meeting held at noon yesterday,
elected six members Judson C Wel-
llver. TV. F. Smith, C. B. Lyddane, G
Thomas Dunlou. George Pumphrer. and
MORE POOLS FAVORED.
Mld-Clty Cltlsens' Body llntlflrs Rn,
nlutlnu for SwJmmlnK Place,.
The Mld.Cltv Citizens' Association last
night at Its regular meeting, ratified the
resolution calling for the location of
swimming pools In different parts of the
city, and the correlation of recreation
bodies. The resolution was ratlaed by
Herbert J Brown, of the Tax Reform
League, appeared at the meeting and ex
plained the motives of the reform Ieacue.
William F. Peabodv. of the Street Safety
Association, spoke on street safety In the
wistnct He compared the death rate of
cities In this country with European
cities, and advised mere stringent traffic
rules for this city. A. J. Driscoll, presl
dent of the association, presided.
CHASE OUT ON BAIL;
Accused Embezzler of Y. M. C. A.
Fundi Discusses Case with
Released on SiMO ball. Charles N.
Chase, financial secretary of the Y. M.
C A. accused of having embezzled funds
of the association, will appear in the
I'nlted States branch of Police Court on
Tuesday, December 16. to answer to the
A preliminary hearing was scheduled
for yesterday, but upon request of John
E. Laskey, counsel for the defense, a
postponement was granted. Laskey ex
plained to Assistant District Attorney
Ralph Given he had just been retained as
counsel and desired more time to consider
On a cash bond, furnished by Georre
W. Ray, of Georgetown, Chase was re
leased. Secretaries C L. Johnson and
M. Chesley. of the Y M. C A . have
shown a friendly attitude toward Chase
nnd jesterday discussed the case with
In the meantime the force of auditors
emrloyed to examine Chase's books ex
pect to complete their work this after
noon Upon his release Chase denied
himself to newspaper men and went
Immediately to his home.
Del Ray Mrrrhnnt nlbed.
Charged with shipping uninspected
meat and foodstuffs Into the State of
Virginia from the District Jacob
Classman, forty years old. a merchant
of Del Ray. Va was arrested at Cen
ter Market yesterday hy Detective
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A Great Nnvr Absolutely Aeceuarr.
To the Editor Henceforth the Carib
bean will be tho storm center of world
politics as the Mediterranean has been
of the European, and as England has
been the dominating power In the Medi
terranean for her political life, so must
the United States be In the, Caribbean for
her own. And the Panama Canal will
be the pivot of the struggle. Involved
In it oil. In greater degree than ever be
fore, will be the Monroe doctrine. In
the numerous cases arising out of the
Monroe doctrine Is the danger of their
application and Its burden upon Ameri
ca. Every day new dangers -are seen.
But the Monroe doctrine cannot be
abandoned. It Is as vital today as it
wan at Its hlrth a century ago. It must
be maintained. The continued owner-
shin of the Panama Canal calls ior u;
demands It The Panama Canal Is the
strategical point of Its maintenance and
of American Drestige. The canal must
therefore, remain American. To that end
a treat navr Is absolutely necessary.
Auxiliary Is a great aerial fleet The
protection of the Panama Canal depends
upon it The Canal Zone should be
covered with aviation stations with air
ships abounding. Congress snould look
to their establishment encourage avia
tion, and -make the protection of the
Canal Zone secure through their agency.
Certainly, aerial navigation would bo of
Inestimable value for offensive aestruc
tlve operations against hostile fleets. The
fortification of the canal will do incqm-
plete without a great aerial fleet for
scouting and reconnaissance as well as
destructive operations. And back of It
all a great navy Is absolutely necessary.
ANDREW JORDAN GREEN.
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I noticed In a sister city folding stools.
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rot our progress along the lines cf
humanltarlanlsm retrograding? The
antiquated horse cars provided seats for
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Summer Resort Has Hit Fire.
Long Branch, N. J, Dec. 8 Fire broke
out In the West End Cottages, a popular
summer report, this afternoon and the
building was gutted. Loss JM,000
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