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Uespie the moments of dramaltic et and a noeia and engaging motion, the truth remains that the .,Any House." by Owen Davis and Ik Davis, N1de appaent upon stage in the Cart Theater, Is de by its etravaanlt feti . This mentamentality is plied a so unremitting muscle that it be obtrusive even to an audience as has been the Cort Theater through a protracted study of a' My Heart." in the advanced of the softer affytabilitie. %I, evening begins well Says the Play "The curtain will neitbar rise nor but one may tarry In this Street and the drasma that takes place within wafts of Sardus Summerfield's home." eye beholds a ety thoroughifare, as It sweeps the auditorium. There are houses. the central one of which that of the BummerfelId family. The *wtt drama of the byway enacts itself bu way of preface. The neighbors enter * @tr house. A newsboy bawls out his eastras." Then, one by one. persons Cbg the bell of the middle domicile and ar ushered thereinto by the maid. And esusently the walls of the house open a" we peek at the life of the family iait lives there. ummerleld. head of this household, Is a crabbed lawyer, who. since his wife's death, has been bitter with the world. lie has (regards Collaborator Owen) driven his elder daughter out into the aht and cut her off without a farthing besause she has had the impudence to $St his wishes and marry a certain John Wakefield. And even now he is pfaning similarly to dispoesess his Teunger daughter if she persists in per -mittng to continue the attentions of the young secretary. David Bradford. Sum Meleid broods and glowers through his days. His better self. dominant In the era of his wife's life, has now been thrust ftrmn him, exiled. And not merely In his dealings with his family and friends. but ft, too, it soon is to transpire. In his bnsas affairs. Corporation lawyer and counsel for the militant official of a railroad system in the hands of thieving directors. Summer GeM learns of the death of his client and. .Iultaneoiuslv. that the latter has in trusted to him valuable documents which are to be turned over to his hated son In-law, Wakefield. These documents will betray the ignomhiv and corruption of the heads of the system and will save the fortunes of the inventors. Come now to Summernleld the guilty fellows and seek to enlist his aid by appealing to his per sonal ambitions. The better self of the man is no more-and he surrenders him self and the promise of the tell-tale docu ments into their keeping. The men leave; the Tights are darkened; Summerlield sits at his desk-slone. thoightful. There is-he starts--come one other than him self in the room. H, looks :p. A figure resembling him stands before him. "Who are you?" he cries. "And what do you want here?" "I am your better Reif. come to warn you." replies the other. Pollows a Atruggle between the cor poration lawyer and this other and holier self. Rut 4unnertield is tirm. He will fight hi. life out to the bitter end. bitter ly The better self ,regards to Will Lv inton Comfort. Dr. Crane. et al.) be ceeches. pleads, entreats, supplifates and al, the rest c' the srronvma. Yet t, no purnose. Summerflld. wearied by the conflit that has ien gning on within hi. heart. Pinks into a 'hair. lie dozes. His e'de- daughter 1wife to the hated Wakefieldi enters and approaches him. BWlleving her father to he awake. she urges him to give over to her the precious documents whieh he holds in his hand. the docments whi -i !l help her hus band out of the sore predicament in which he has foini himelf. Over the sleeping mvan hovers the capital R better c-pita S a !f-and Summe-fleld hands over the paper. 'regairs again t, (1wen,. Awakin. .mmerneld s or.e more his old grouch self fn', -ap'tal. tl% thme>. He rants and 'ellowy To the devIl with every one and everything' Re will not permit h:, heart to get the better of him. He will to on as before. Bit th" vision. the apparition of the capital t better c-pita! S self has gnawed at his well being. In alarm, he summons his old fien. t r. Haset t. and seek !is advice. "There.*' ,a,, tie d wtor. pointn: to the door of' the deal wife', room, a room that Summertald h.-a not itered since his mate passed away. "there is a room fill of memories. a room that entain, ',our btter self. G o into it again and all will change. You will be a tenderer and a happie- man.' Bit Summerfle:d says nay. Yet. when gon has the medico. the felow reflects. His better self has confronted him again, has dared him to erter 1h, room. And presently, with defanit stride, enter it he does. The to Summerlelds. Jekyll and Hyde. here night things out. Hyde tri uniphs untl Jekyll points out a shawl upon whih i> d.eased had been labor ing when death ,laimed her. Hyde takes it in 1,s hand. and his ey es moisten. And. seeing the light, he staggers back across the threshold into the other room and fnrg'ves ei erybody in sight just as a newsbov Is heard calling out, in the st-ef'. the tilings o peace in Europe. % highly sentimental stru-tire. as you will observ. And one the philosophy of which Is debatable. The play mantiu W ript is, in spots. adrnitly managed and. as has been said. presents moments of Interest, and-to boot-the basic notion of the exh'bit is of more originality than one usually encounters in the playhousts of Broadwa-. Tet the persistently "up Ifting* oualitv- of the work drowns out what there might otherwise be of thesis melodv. The diffIculty of the average man lanrd it was evidently the intention of the authors to dramatize the average house in the aversge street) Is quite the reverse of that shewn in "Any Htouse. It is a man's Impulse to habitual kind ness that In general works him utlmately ill. EdwIn Arden plays Summerfleid ina monotonous manner, and William B. Mack recites the role of the Better Self in Inappositely funereal tones. The star. direction of Robert Milton, indeed. i decidedly faulty. This director has caused the manuscript to be interpreted In th. wrong tempo, has stressed unnecessarily the dolorous note, has staged the play almost entirely about the desk at whi'eh the immobile Summerfield sits. There is altogether too little movement, to' small a measure of tightness. Nor has the lighting been sadroitly msnaged. The artificial stratagem of dimming the lamps every time the apparition is due to ap pear deletes these scenes of much of their effectiveness. Frank Oinore gives a good account of the physician: Mltor MASS MEETING NtORMAN ANGELL On WThe Daingers of iaeesspiete Pre-eee Teday at 5:30 Pet~s Theater. Caes gdwad Kestisg 'G "Gamaet Maensetwre of Ar--- - "' Wha Tes Sews Roenvd 5L*-ls etsasFlea Ausie of Win's Peso Pasty. PIANO-PLAYING CONE0 TeeLr ESeinaMefr he thsee best asadua parenanesafKaamass gn, "The Spiams OLD EASOWIC TEMPLE. Mas6 fl et 4,6g P. K. York Footlights Pille is a weeden secretary; Hayward Gln, the WakeIeld; James Seeley a quissical railroad president: Jay Wilson a comedy relief broker. Of the ladies, Katherine Emmett is the only one who reads her ima3 with any degree of 0 M viction and manner. As Use younger daughter. Edith Luckett is quite bad and. as the sister of Summerfied. Louise Gal loway is even more so. The turning stage is used to a nice effect In the quick manipulation of the two soones in the final act, though It were advisable to de vise eome way of dbminishing the noise attendant to its maneuvering: a bit af musik by the orchestra might. mayhap, do the trick. In conclusion. Robert H. Davis-If he will accept the humble suggestion of one who is at once critic and friend-should quickly bring himself to prevail upon his collaborator to extract from "Any House" a considerable measure of its present uplifting marmalades. There is some good-eome very good-material in the manuscript But this good material in currently washed out of sight by the tides of charleakleinism. Robert Davis is a man of amazing fecund mind. lie supplice three-quarters of the plots for all the stories and novelettes printed in all the brochures issued by the Munsey folk. And he has been supplying them for the last dozen years or more. Ie has furnished plots not only for thousands of magazine writers. but also for his own use in a play or two, a half dozen vaude ville sketches, several motion pictures and a stack of novels. It is, therefore. inconceivable that the fellow will not some day supply the stage with a smash ing thematic idea. But if Mr. Davis does not write the play himself, let us urge him by all means to seek out a collabora tor who shall present the Idea with a tonie dose of honesty and sincerity, side stepping valiantly all the sentimentali ties, all the petty trickeries of the Broad way masque-moeques. THEATRICAL BRIEFS. George Bernard Shaw's latest play, "Flaherty. V. C.," a skit on recruiting. was produced at the Abbey Theater, Dublin. and Immediately suppressed. Mrs. George ArIlss. who is so well re membered as the Lady Beaconsfield. wife of Disraeli. in Mr. Arliss' famous play of that name. will again be seen with her husband In "Paganinl" at the Na tional Theater tomorrow evening. "The Weavers" wIll be taken on the road for a short tour following the close of the engag-ment at the Garden Thea ter this week. A now comic opera. "The Road to Man dalay." is now In rehearsal at the Park 'heater, where it will have its New York premiere tomorrow evening. Washington is to be the first city this season to see Ethel Barrymore In "Our Mrs. McChesney" at the termination of her six months' run in that comedy at the Lyceum Theater in New York. Miss Berryrnore's local engagement appears at the National Theater the week of March 6. Julie Ierne. daughter of the late Jame% A. Herne of "Shore Aeres" fame, has written a play called "The Outsider." which will be presented tomorrow night at New Britain. Conn. General Manager Edward r. Albee,. of the Keith enterprises, spent Washing ton's Birthday and part of Wednesday in the city, visiting his sister, who re. rides here. "Kick In." which is to be seen at l'li's this week, was originally a one act vaudeville sketch which Willard Mack used as a curtain-raiser when he and his clever wife, Marjorie Rambeau, were appearing as stock stars in San Francisco. Oliver Morosco. sponsor for "So Long. Letty." announces another musical com edy production. It is ailed "Sweethearts and Wives." Aigustus Thomas, Earl 'Rrroll and Alfred G. Robyn are named as authors. Fi-ie Ferguson will. it is said, play Lady TeazIe in Beerbohm Tree's pro duction of "The School for Scandal." E. S. Willard left an estate valued at 371,445. By arrangement with Klaw & Erlanger, Sir Herbert Tree will open his Shakes pearean season at the New Amsterdam Theater. New York. The engagement will begin in March. The Charles Frohman Company has se icured from Harry James Smith the au AMUSEMIENTS, TAKE THIS TIP "UNDINE" Sin5 Reeb CASINOf THEATER Sun. Mon. Tues. "INSPIRA TION" ~OR m "NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER" maid. ad Gesems sa... . .;..hb 1 1 toDA1 . IM. FMITsTaseEE UltTIe thor of "Mrs. Bumpstead-LeIgh." the adge and came to this country with his American and English rights to a new sister and the late Lewis Waller when I comedy, entitled "SukI." they put on a repertoire of Shakespeare several years aso._ When Margaret illington reaches New Orleans with "The Lie." her engagement Announcement was made last week there will coincide with the Mardi Gras that Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger have ac Festival. quired a new melodrama by Bayard Vel icr. the author of "Within the lAw"* and "Alone at Last." Frans Lehar's new- other plays. Tt Is an yet unnamed. set operetta, is now in its fifth month at the Shubert Theater, New York, the The cast for "Nothing Put the Truth," cast including Marguerite Namar.. Letty which H. )I. rmses will produce. con Yorks, Beth Ludy, Roy Atwell, Harry ptilt nf t;eorgo Parsons. Fffingham Conor and John Charles Thomas. Pinto. Morgan Conan. Ned A. Sparks. Vdwin nifot. Elizabeth Neison. Maudn' Eugene Walter's dramatization of the Turner Gordon, Miriam Doyle. Emllyl Fox novel. "The Little Shepherd of Calloway, Mary harper and Eva rancls. Kingdom Come," Is soon to reach the stage. Jane (oal. after playing next season under the management of A. H. Woods Dion Titheradge, the juvenile of "ra- in "Common Clay" in Chicago, will be ganini," Is a brother of Madge Tither- starred In a play to be written for her. AMUSEENTS.AMUSUEMT. LOeernteasag & WorldA Fnrnnest sa mad at k phtopeyslA I Aerosa n 'lbs Nest selet L E Theoin eas for ''o g tu heTrth' Cisty of Sundgeaso. Efi1ngham Panti.Mora COoLU M BNIdA A.ld a dawiHt 1Ea3lb. et Nlipeo Iooiaj Coulsuot 3 P. 0. toi 1:3 P: N. I Pror Clialod 1iayo IAU Tkor~as" ALn Boinnwing TODAY at3 P. ex S WEEK And Conm anuinn t thf A.ntir H. W The Incomparble MARY PICKFORD In Her Greatest Photo play Triumph "POOR LITTLE Koo__ PEPPINA" Owing to the many repeated Th frst time that "Little requests which have been re- Mary" has appeared on the ceived for Mary Pikford s n a Italian role and Poor the frt seven-part produc tion in which thu supreme management has decided to f-- rit- has ever been pre. retain it for the entire week. seted. Symphony Orchestra of Commanding Excellence r 7 8. Z. PRED Q POLIE, uERER, Prop. Mgr. The Play That Thrilled Broadway for a Solid Year KICK IN A Comedy-Drama in Four Acts By WILLARD MACK with A. H. VAN BUREN MATINEE IAILY (",) 25c, EVENINIS, 25c, 50., 75. NEXT WEEK -.-.--.-.--.-."A TEXAS STEER" %lniln PARAMOUNT tICTUREb TODAY WILLI" "The Sign of The Cross" BLANCH SWEET in [n] THE RAGAMUFFIN -__ one of Mis.. Swees N Picture. - DUSTIN FARNUM in Wnd The Call of the Cumberlands Mr. Famn's Geaset 11 Scmess MARGUERITE CLARK [~~] M ETA GREEN .....~. - at t hy Ai il DY EDWARD KNONW.AUCN Author of klamet." -The Pas." d "My Lndyu Drea." With the Unm Gma~d ot nod Notablo P',doctim that Marked N3M Star's Semmatioma Eagement ot in Nighta at the Daiso. Theater, N. Y. Messes. uhebert Ofer Amrtems Noted Chars.ter Aetr Next uLOUIS _TH Week seats MANN BUBBLE NowASee Month at the Doet TheatoT RM YMATINEE. "Do You Believe In Fairies?" A aMdeaI Yta, Unader the Direette. of 21144 3awba. fet. Now gelfisf at 1731 Q ft. Phn X. 8025 Pie, 50e Ter. 1. G.50. S.F. KEITH'S "WHICR HE NATION'S GREATEST LAUG2H AT VAUDEVILLE." Tle Daily and Sunday. Mats., 25. Eve., 2k to 81.6. Bay Today Beglaning Tomorrow Matisse and Eadisg Neat Suaday Night. THE AMERICAN STAR WHO SHINES ALONR. Et-. IRENE E FRANKLIN Enteralmintgly Assisted by Mr. Barten Green at the Flase. Preeting-"CHARACTER TYPES IN SONG"-New Hits. In These ho Famuea "Red Mead" Artiste Is Umrtvaled. Eo Will M. Cresy & Bliamhe ayme 7: t, Xmulted Or1'al fARI~ TI E 'D,::'; .' CU. ANEARN MRE & MACK A.d I-vsny, ,i s Ja.. And tis Big Carndy ct, Ce Fritz & Lucle Bruch. Capt Gruher & Mile. Adelina's Oriental Arenie Revue. Wm. Ferry. The l'ipe Organ Recitalm. The 1'athe Pictorial. TODAY LILLIAN RUSSELL 'm:'s .. Kenneth Casey. Kramer & Morton t er Weddn Gown" Co.. and All Other lilts and Stars of L.abt 'A eek. NEXT R WEEK Mar. UTH ST. DENIS And Nor Wonderful Entourage of lawoers in Five Semmatiomal Spectacles that Have Created a Publie Fare". Positively Twiee Every Day. Ineluding Sunday. March 12. Superb Sup porting Bill. Buy Neata Now and Aield Disappelatament. Usual Priles. IS~~P N.U p . 5 P.MN. 111T~ SARDEN 5c BESSIE TODAY wtauc"'"' BARISCALE MON- GREEN SWAMP - TUES. _____________ 10. 2-MABEL NORMAND II "HE BIg & HE DIDN'T" jMAT ROBSON WED STRANGE CASE -'l*- ' OF MARY PAGE IuT OUT THUR. en i iLLedAA ILFRED FRI. TRIANGLE FILM PLAY LUCAS SAT. ACQUITTED H0. 2-FLOREICE LA BAlIE II "WHAT 10118 i11" '10STRAND ne MARIE TODAY T"ILUL'V OMANCE DORO MN TUES. wooD NYMPRI 10. 2-ARY IBER 1 "PERILS OF TIE PARK" HAROLD WED. LIFE'S BLIND IE' TH"R. ALLEY (r.J.) 10. 2-AHIA LITTLE 11 "IBBLE GRI5EI" ORRIN Ft.. THE PRICE OHSON SAT. OF POWER . 2-HIllEl sREEaWBsB IN "TM HAPPY M MSSEAER" NEW NATINAL NATigE I THIS m hl Wm a - hmm mK aw -m Nava ~ ~ ~ "a U.-yu- j self te bpe tomoe might of being a wwthe for tte Who am that ret Mutst. O~.Aie~I o3 tbest riumph t ii not. Veember In tiCSlo 33 agto prodS. AB -- ~ i~u-. p c-o relntt. bt s mwn o f the f j ~notable a:=pI~l tO the rule. Gathe opruiyo er to ran amea the ore *..o " of th. .anta e.perienoo aisdI alwaysmeol. of&u ie ap matter for regret. WMT A COMPANY OF GRAT DISTDICTION Have Ye. Got Yew Seats Yet? If Not, Get Them Early Temrrow! NEXT Dire Vi.. Six irinmp~ovt Wootba at the 09KATV XM~ . T. Lyumse Theater THRS. CHARLES FBO"RAN preseat ETHEL EARRYMORE OUR MRS. MoCHESNEY E LMENDORF THURSDAY ,. HOLLAND March 5. Awlimegidi Mareh IS, N.rtbern Italys March55 90 thr Ital ai Mely. swt. for alI' ,ATd e , .0. Mar- pHILHARMONIC ---- Mr. P~OCIETY oFrW 14.1 sU 41M ORCHESTRA JOSEF OTRAN Ty CONDUCTOR. Tleketap 4.50, I T5e. T. ARTHI R SMITH 1B00 G St. MOLD JOINT RECITAL ]AI BAU ER Friay,Muc 3dCA SLS Ptint. 4:0T eold' rtst. rfrees: 0.5, 4306 11.0. St.ll. Reaes SM. On onte at Dreep . 13th and G.. JOSEF TBESBAY, FEB. t HOFMANN SrIwassesso. MIDA . on IV3 PIANINT. T)r.e". 15thB so .. RED 4V ARCH IS. 44aV -RI- PE RDexee R010. . OR i a l .. 13th md G. The Show That Furnishes the Food For The Laughing Brain. FRED IRWIN'S MAJESTICS FLORENCE BENNETT Elmer Teuley, Paul Cunningham, R. Hilliard, John Sherry, Emanuel List, Jerry Manday, Virginia Irwin, 6 Xela Sisters. THE IRGHEST ZONE IN BURLESQUE Te Banz of Activity Commences at the Very Start NEXT WEEK--Bob Manchester's Big Show CRANDALL'S OPEN 11 A. M. TO 11 P. 1. Retere Engagement of a Powerful Feat.,.. Today FRANCES NELSON In "Love's Crucible" The Celeb ted Cha erter , N. GEORGE BEBAN I...n E.nt...I ..t..ple. . Nrmedy. Tues. "THE PAWN OF FATE" The Charing tar i an Expewition of the Tenth Wed. C- - t. MARY BOLAND In "THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS" Thu Return Esg.gemeat et D. W. ' AND Henry B, W all and Blanche Sweet FIn a ~aimt"" ' " ' Pe"-a ' r'll"T'' ' H " F* "The Avenging Conscience" I Englaudu Loeerest Leading Wmn Sat- Marguerite Leslie in "The Qestion" CRANDALL'S provide the Ids&] objective poit for the tred shopper Excellent Pictures, perfectly projected amidl at, atmos LADIES' phere of refinement MATINEES "igh-clara Photoplay a. Not -Movies. at CRANDALLs, JES111E L. LA&SKY PREENTS Celebrated Stage Star DUSTIN FARNUM In the thrilling dramatic success "THE SQUAW MAN"