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SUNDAY THEATER OPENINGS
Belaaeo?-Too Maay Ilaabanda. ? cooxil; in three ict*. t* W. jj*0**"4 Maagham. iu<rd by Clifford Brooke. The ee? Victoria, fcfeete Wtawood. Dwin?* la manicun*). Beatrice Oilier. Tvk* <* ????>? PMihi Darling. Sire. Shuttleworth. Marguerite *t. John. L-fceetrr Patac. rrita WiUmne. U?i j PWerlck Lownde*. D. S. O.. iAwrrcce Oro* ?mt.c; Maj. William Ckrdrw. D S. O.. Kenneth Doaslas; Nannie (a none). Marion Bocklw; Mr. Raham, J. H. Brewer, Mi? MooUnoeeccy. FVwecce Bdnej; Boy. Richard Gray. Act I.? T*e Bedroom. (Afternoon). Act IL-Aeineiu art 1. (fiieuns) Act III.-Tbe drawing room. (The mcroin? after). The acta on of the ? an place at Victoria'# houee 10 London in tbe ?pna* of the present year. By EARLE DORSEY. The comedy which W. Somerset Maugham has Riven us in "Too Many Husbands" is of a puzzling type. It is predicated upon a theme of Ingenious novelty. It is ^ developed with a subtlety and a, naiTette that entrance, and it is ( keyed in a humor of rarity and height. With but one exception its cast displays intelligence and skill in its interpretation, and with but that same exception its characters are characters and not merely play era. For all these assets. "Too Many Husbands" gives one pause as to whether it offers a quality of } humor which will make it accept able to the masses. As a bit of playwriting. however, it is delightful, if not thorough. Based upon the theme that matri mony is a habit with man. it offers a problem in hymeneal adjustment that arises when a British major, given up as dead, unexpectedly re turns to find his wife remarried to his beat friend. The expected con flict of masculine forces is a?e7* in a startling manner. Neither hus band. it appears, will P"roit * ' sacrifice of renunciation that each offers. In fact, by the end of the second act. oof actually S"*P?C'* husband No. 1 of ulterior desiring to play Enoch Arden. nor does his friend and ' sincere in his desire to abdicate favor of husband No. 1. '' The groundwork of the first two acts, which pertinently demonstrate that matrimony is mostly habi with the male of the species is thoroughly sound and woman! ( in structure, and its development gives rise to some truly cha'",i'1K high comedy touches. 11 J" to get the proper giant within nine ty minutes after the final curt*' ? but the third art arouses su?P'cl?,| that Playwright Maugham, for aU his ability, sneaked out on the Jod and closed his thesis with a flourish that is more gaudy than convlnc 10Th,s third act forces the wife: in the case to choose between ?'? SETS- -our^r ^icn to marry an ^erly thi^ nd3 Rolls-Royce. The acu n perilously near to P>?h;?*?h final episode and the w is abrupt and somewhat hasty, we do not feel inclined l? ar"' |t noint the impression nevertheless persists that Mr. Maugham cove ed his third-act tracks with the p?pper of snappy d,alogue_ waves ofcdia,ogu e(ter. t:.cenCe which so thoroughly mtested ^ contain, such^tsof^p,gram understood: I want to ?e loved/' and ?Tew women have marred ?D. S O.-s in same war fancy 'a^rTts^'f comedy are developed .""?, 3 .*.;??? <? the blank which entitled him to freedom. The astute P-^P,'on ^ the other however. reveals the double cross. Another bit of real S.imor is developed through the in production of a prof.-ionald.vorce co-respondent, who whiles inofiminating liaison with card Vlcks. ever declining to permit^ r partner in "immorality ^ :;k;u^n"r-^ Many HUS b"St:; ^ellVVrnw^ha^- been ..at in the role of the flirtatious wife who flits from husband to husband, and in strict Justice, the choice is not altogether happy. |>ne ,dd. a touch of insincerity to her role which is accurate and con rw- ??- but ?*h#? evinces a discon ee?ins tendency to talk constantly ?t sTme peopl. in the middle of "h. sixth row and she ""'^ed out . of character persistently. Lawrence ioross^tn and Kenneth DougU?. the two shelved husbands, give "narart. rizafon* that are Pointed. ? accurate and tuoroughly int^llgen^ *??,. camo can bt* said for irriiz f^liams. as the third-hu.band-t^ h. Marguerite St John, the only -th.r character with a role of o Cortance. seemed a trifle heavy |r,t it was not much of a role, as (hosr* things po. WQn? s \* entertainment. Ttoo Many Husbands" i? bitter than the aver ,cr high comedy vehicle. The nian n, r in which it will Impress the * girat American masses, however, j. probiematii al " Poirn Tbe Holly Sinter. In "Oh Lovk." _ for those who insist upon danc ing and song with their entertain ment and nowadays most every body does?the Dolly sisters in "Oh have an attraction that will thoroughly please from the opening Certain to the harmonious finale. Having stood the acid test of musical comedies?a prolonged run on Broadway?it returned to Poll's last night for a repeat visit, the more enjoyable since most of the audience were familiar with the 1 strains of "A Kiss for Wnderella. Tm Always Chasing Rainbows, ..An Old-fashioned Girl" and the fc ,,'ther whistly melodies with which it abounds. ^ ? . Ronka and Yanci Dolly con^rae Vwo excellent reasons why ?"",cal eOmedy has such a grip on theater *oers. The personification of grace and motion as dancers, they have soft and pleasing speaking voices with just enough of a foreign ac cent to be captivating. ?*Oh Look!" has another quality which is becoming rarer In girl and music shows?a consistent book with a plausible plot. The plot sprinkled evenly over the two acts is not too heavy to weary the proverbial tired business I man. It tells of the hopes of Stephen Baird centered in an Ari xor.a gold mine that assayed noth ing but prospects until the *boy miner with the unwelcome aid of a counterfeiter makes it yield pay dirt. Russell Mack was recruited from vaudeville to play Stephen Baird. a part which Harry Fox hitherto found congenial, and he fits in ex ceptionally well. The comedy of Stephen is subtle and frequently of a Cohanceque style, and Mack got his laughe without effort. As a dancing partner for Roxika?or was it Tanci?and in his vocal attempts he was thoroughly at home. Of the stars it can only be said they prove again why they are tne vegua as modem stage dancers. In tbe "Vamp, a Little Lady." number, there is a trace of a "shimmy," which only makes many wonder, why the "shimmy," even though Broadway likes it. A supporting cast uniformly good added to the enjoyment of the even ing. It included George Harcourt, Allen Mathes, Louis Haines. Hal Van Rensaller. Tom Hanlon, Mar garet Bierbower, William Wada worth, J. Arthur Young and John Keefe. The chorus both youthful and plea8ing to the eye also aided materially. Garrlek??fhe Cinderella Man.** The Garrick Players' final week opened last night with a pleasing and highly creditable rendition of Edward Childs Carpenter's whims ical romance, "The Cinderella Man." which delighted many a Washing ton audience during its original rani some three years ago. There an I several reasons why the play was I an admirable choice for the popular! playera' farewell, but the most ob vious is that a far search would have to be made for a man bettor fitted than Earle Foxe for the parti of Anthony Quintard, the strug-j gling young poet and lover who is the center of interest. I Every feminine frequenter of the Garrick has become acquainted with his happy aptitude for love making. and he( is further blessed 1 with a gift of humor of the re- | quisite delicacy. The character of Quintard is a quaint blend of sen- I timent and quiet comicality that | needs a subtle touch, but Foxe j meets the mark squarely, as he has! in nearly every test to which he | has been put this summer. Miss Doris Sheerin has had a number of minor parts with the Garrick company, and some have suspected that if put to a real te*t she would prove to be merely mightily good to look at. Last night, however, as the "fairy god mother" who visits the poet's garret through the window, she put all such doubters to shame. She was charmingly natural and wholly self-possessed, playing the delight ful love scenes with understanding and sincerity. Tony Hodg*? is another player who found a part exceptionally well suited to him, in Primrose, the broken old servant who helps the | "Great She Bear" in the lodging j house which the poet inhabits. L Monta Bell was wholly at ease in the part of Komney, the lawyer friend who devises and controls the romantic entente between the proud genius and the rich but lonely maiden. John Kline, as the wealthy papa, was real and forcible. Francis Ball is good as the , operatic composer who brings hap- j piness by accepting the poet's libretto. Miss Louise Gerard Hunt ington makes a formidable landlady. | known as the "Great She Bear." j John Hoffman. Albert Moore and. Joseph Clancy do well with minor j parts. "The Cinderella Man" is an exquis- | ite bit of sentimental comedy, replete with fascinating lines and situations, I and the Garrick production brings its fine qijalities well into the light. The company which has done so much to make a diverting summer in Wash ington deserves the final plaudits or crowded houses this week. The at tendance last night gave promise or a generous and hearty farewell from the Garrick patrons. 'J <;*yrtj The SightM^n." James Cooper's well-known com pany "The Sightseers" opened its <?ngagement yesterday at the Gayety Theater to the a R. o. sign. Coopers rollicking farce in two acts and nine scenes entitled "Wait a Minute" presents a wealth of popular songs, breezy dialogue, and an abundance of charming girls that put plenty of jazxy mirth into the catchy numbers. Thir^ talented company punched across the latest Broadway musical hits so rapidly that they easily live up to their slogan of "a live wire every sec ond." The chief comedy role is handled by Gus Fay who needs no further introduction to followers of bur lesque. Fay is ably assisted by Johnny Walker, his name being true to the part he takes of a "drunkard" who is always stumb bling into trouble only to tumble out again with luck all his way. Walker could only improve his part by making it a reality in bone-dry Washington. The straight part is well handled by Richard Clay, while Fred Nolan, Gene I,ord and Jimmy] Holly also present comedy and spe-i cialties that are exceptionally' clever. Miss Kathryn Dickay heads the feminine array of this plotless ve hicle, and although her voice is somewhat above the ordinary for burlesque, it is her magnetic per sonality that favored the audience, j Flo Davis, as the Manhattan Girl; Delia Clark, as the Siren, and Emily Dyer as the "Chew-Gum" stenographer, furnished many of the brilliant song numbers and lend to top-out the success of the production. Some of the up-to-the minute songs were. "Far Away from j Old Broadway." "Wiggle. Wig-Wag-1 ging Around." "Records," "High j Brown Baby." "Love Me All the | Time" and 'When the Parson Makos j You Mine." I,yeeum?"The Kreneh Frolic*." When Virgil Bennett books 'The French Frolics." as the fastest show | on earth, he did not do justice to the i production. In proclaiming it to be three times leaders of the Ameri-I can burlesque wheel, this week's at traction at the Lyceum Theater is simply takincr what's coming to them, and not handing out any press agented boost, as the pro duction fit * and figures 111 every, way. shape and form, with the best of musical shows that have been seen this season. For a gingery. I girlie show with plenty of jazz i mixed in with mirth, melody and music, best tells the review, of this excellent production, as nothing has been overlooked or overplayed. As an enemy to Mr. Gloom it is a top runner with "a little bit of joy." j It is a plotless farce, in which' Harry Fields and Walter "Finne-j pan" Parker, who need no intro duction to local burlesque patrons, carry the comedy roles. Neither have been seen before to such a wonderful advantage as their efforts far surpass anything that has been seen to date on this circuit. Their Hebrew and Irish dialect never! breaks, while their jim-jam-jazz! skits cannot be improved upon. ! They are ably assisted by Bobbv ] BurcTi. in straight roles, and Billy Gray and Hal Shermann. who are| the fall guys in the "yes-man" stunts. Miss Lena Daley, who leads thej feminine contingent, can easily be heralded as the star of the wheel, although ehe la not gifted with a wonderful voice sbe has a person ality that punches across her raggy numbere. while Gladys Jackson and Lillian Bernard also contribute se lections that immediately catch their audiences. The chorus is a well drilled one. that is good to lo?k at and can both sing and dapcct Among the numbers that meet with approval were "Eyes Have Told Me So." "High Brown Babies Ball," "Hot-Dog Ball," "Some Hoofing," "What Do You Love" and "Street | Car Rag." I/oew's Palace?Charon Ray In "The 1 Kfgg Crate Wallop.** Julien Josepbsen, the author of several former photoplay successes entrusted to the interpretative skil* of Charlcj> Ray, has given the screen I another hit in "The Egg Crate Wal lop/* the newest Ray .vehicle, which had its first showings in Washing- J ton yesterday at the Palace where I it will be the attraction for the full I week. Ray's quest for realism in his I photoplay work has risen to start- j ling heights in "The Egg Crate Wallop," which is aptly termed a "picture with a punch that goes j right to the heart." The story; pivots about a four-round-bout with 1 four-ounce gloves that is about the fastest, snappiest little pugilistic co that the lover of photoplay will see j in months to come, and if it warms' the cockles of the masculine heart, j there's a barrel of romance behind that bout that brings a smile' and a j happy tear or so. Ray assumes the role of a small j town expressman's assistant, who is in love with his boss' daughter. A| city slicker appears on the scene i and shortly thereafter, a tidy sum or money entrusted to the express-1 man disappears. The assistant is j believed guilty, but his determina tion to stand and face the music is j dissipated when he sees his sweet heart's father?his boss?handling! one of the tattered bills that com-j prised the bundle of missing kale. | He leaves, heartbroken, for parts j unknown, drifts into the fight gamo] and comes face to face in the jing iwith the same city slicker who de- ? nounces him as a thief at the end of ? the battle which the hero's egg-J I crate wallop wins, thereby acquir-i j ir.g the purse. The punch that wins \ | the prize also forces conclusions] with the villain who proves to be j the real thief. The tangled skein of i [the expressman's helper's love affair I Is unravelled and all ends happily. | Ray is supported by a splendid j least that includes Colleen Moor?*, j 'Jack Connolly, J. P. Lockney, j [George Williams and others. The' 'extra added attraction of the pro-' j gram is "Fatty" Arbuckle's newest! I comedy picture. "Bark Stae*\- j I which sent Palace audiences into' I gales of laughter yesterday. Di- ] rector Gannon, of the Palaco svm 1 phony orchestra. offers Mozart's! !"I>on Juan" as the overture selec tion. OundnirN Metropolitan?"Lord im<l Lady AIgy.** Preserving all of the delightfully j romantic qualities of the origini?% 1 | stage play, accentuating i>'- dra- i matic interest of its skillfully con | ceived counterplot and immeasur ably enhancing the effectiveness of: | a particularly colorful background I of spectacle, the film version of R. I C. Carton's brilliant study of Eng land's sporty aristocracy, "Ix>rd and I Lady Algy," yesterday won the un stinted approval of capacity audi ences at Crandall's Metropolitan Theater. | While many dazzling high lights | are afforded the picture in tbe per feet visualiiation of a thrilling fox hunt, the gorgeous costume ball in the town house of Brabazon Tud way, the soap king, and the running of the English Derby, the cla??ic of the turf in Britain, the c^ief charm of the photodrama rests in its faithful depiction of the near ftchism in the lives of Lord Algy and, his farsighted Lady. The story o j the young nobleman, who fell v?c-, i tim to the fascination of the tracics and the hazards of play on tne > horses, finally risking all be ownea. ! and more, on the enances of bi*. 1 entry. Dewdrop. in the Derby, and | of Lady Algy's amiable separation ' from her plunging .pouse In order to cure him permanently or ms master vice, is familiar to pay heed to the best In the theater. The progress of the fJlailyl 01 the Lord and Lady is exceptionally well reflected upon the screen, ana by her complete grasp of the true i character of Lady Algy. Noaml Childers lends the climax of the celluloid version of the play, w&ere* (In she wins a fortune and Lord Algy loses his, a forcefulness that it would not possess marred by the ineptness of a leA heroine. In the other of the two title roles Tom Moore offers one of the most facile, and certainly the most distinguished impersonations] of his stellar career. The production throughout is one | that points to painstaking effort o? the part of the producers to] catch the spirit of the orignal work.1 and vary the succession of stage 1 1 scenes onlv by the addition of re markable f**ats of stagecraft abso lutely impossible of accomplishment on the articulate stage. The picturization of the race scene Is the finest example of spirted ac tion the screen has known, and the fox hunt affords incidents in the story that are only slightly less; stirring. Kate lister. Alec B cis, William Burres. and a host of Other able players add distinction to the ensemble, and the photos-1 raphy stamps the offering as su perfine. , The subsidiary features which ar of more than ordinary merit con ? Of "Vamps and Variety the latest two-reel starring vehicle for Montgomery and Rock, the mw. recent issue of the news overture. selections from Herbert's "The Trima Donna' ar.d | symphonic .orchestral accompani ment. Moore'. Hlal.o?"Her Kingdom of Dreams." Featuring Anita Stewart and All Star CmMt. In the advance notices announc ing the presentation of "Her King dom of !>reams." the photodramatic version of Louise }'rovo"'" hrate.1 novel of the same name Which opened for a week's engage ment at Moore'. Rtalto Theater yes - terdav treat stress was lajd upon '.he Phrase, "the perfect Picture After viewing same one is ,?'<'ed ? admit that the picture is all the term conveys, and in man> points atronger phraseology might be used in all truth. . Headed bv Anita Stewart inthe featured role, a cast is ?uPPllc**? depict the various characters, which w.Vhuu. doubt is?perfect in e> particular? a gathering of noted stage and s.reen star.^hirh.Klhe finest aggregation of talent ington motion picture P?tr"n8 ***' had presented to them in many ! month. space does ?o ? ?? , ?tir complete listing of all or tnes ' twenty - more artist, with the va riotis characters they portray, b, ?or example you see Mahlon llamil \[Z "rank Currier. Spotti.woo Aitken. Kathlyn Williams. Thoma Holding. Anna Q. N"??>n. l.dwi Mclftm I Je??r?o n. Robert Thomas SanUchi, Herbert Prior. Tully Marshall. Wesley Barry I ?t?n^fany other" of similar high noted ability. the'r profe~"on Given an 0f these distinguished !??'ndila story of the calibre of tTlLK'ncdom ?f Dreim,. ' and one ?? led to expect much?you are not disappointed, for Marshall Neiian. Tf ?DlddCvPr?'"">,le f?r ,he djrectlon ... .i>*dd* konglegs.' has produced another work of art and added to his personal laurels. From the standpoint of beautiful settings, wonderful exteriors and perfect Photographic effects, coupled with a isual nation of the story whereby not one item of Its sweetness and beauty, the tense and thrilling sit uations In which it abounds or the appealing love story which weaves thioushout Its entire length, is lost. A?r. Neiian s most recent work is a masterpiece. a Great praise was heard on all rMcs last week of the exceptional musical setting given the main at traction by Mr. Breeskin. director Of the Rialto Symphony. This week thiVh be another hit, a score be^ r 1wo"derfu,l>' appropriate being rendered together with m 27' "Oberon." Selected ahor V'"" Weekly. Topical iJiffe?t and comedy complete a finely-balanced show. Lofvr*? Colombia?BrMlf Barr-lnr-ale In "Ilrr Parrkaur Prlcr.** All the vivid dramatic coloration of the Orient is backgrounded In the latest Bessie Barriscale success. Her Purchase Price." which open ed a four-day engagement at Ixiew's Columbia yesterday as the feature I or the program. "Her Purchase 1 rice is a story of intense dramatic and emotional appeal, barbaric In its richness and sweeping in its aoope It I, a story of great ro mantic depth and it incidentally raises the question of whether the woman of the East Is sold at a lower price than the woman of tte ?\ est. Miss Barriscale assumes the role of a girl Who is the sole survivor of a caravan massacre by Arabs hhe is brought up in slavery to an Arab sheik, sold at the market place as a punishment for a love affair with a young English nobleman Is | purchased by her lover and taken k.?'1"5 n. Coming in contact there With a new order of life and intrigue, she believes that her husband's financial condition re quires that she sell herself to an other nobleman, but before she can consummate the sacrifice, the be wl7;'d, m*n ,0 whom "he ofTers herself discovers her identity, con fers upon her a legacy left in trust kro i^r' 1 shP Hnd her h"?band arc happily reunited. ^?'7 J!arri?ca|e is capably sup Ported by a large and brilliant cast tha. includes Albert Roscoe. Joseph Nowen ~anina,Jrpv"yn' Wfdee?G?d MRU others. The story h, by ? I B. Havey and In summarising it Z'Ch" d'cidfd conclusion that M,ss Barriscale's latest effort * ?"" fu,|y up to the drama"' ,?f'r rT.V':OU" and . -- - - |." "vus ?*iioris far beyond the average In J settings"' 'nv","tur'- background |,h'V? ,h- 'xtra added attraction ... the Columbia program "Fatty" \r hlt?-R^u'5,r* in..hiS ,a""t fomedv | added hits'compete (VandcIVs Hnlckerbo<*eTw??lx>r* and Lady Algy." < apacity audiences at CYandall's rov'rk Hrt>? ker Thea'<',? yesterday dls couof livi What manner the high eh '.2. i mav successfully be cheated of its exorbitant toils by viewing 'They Do It on IS a Witk," J one of the funniest film comedies ever presented, witb the Justly cele brated Hall room Boys featured In the stellar roles. The Boys, as will be remembered by all who recall the original newspaper comic cartoons, possess a positive taJent for keeping up appearances with nothing to keep them up witb. Their adventures ap- | peal quite as humorously to one sp<c- I tat or as to another because the pk> ; i tured stories of their perplexities pre sent the moat fruitful source of com edy upon the screen?the spectacle of ! two aspiring young men In distress. The things that annoy us are trans formed Into potent reasons for mirth when inflicted upon one whom we may observe casually. So "They Do I It on 18 a Week"* was greeted with i one continuous roar of laughter yes terday. Another diverting feature of the supplementary portions of the bill arranged for yesterday and today | at the Knickerbocker was found in the new issue of the picturixed cur rent events. Many of the news in cidents flashed upon the screen per tained to Washington particularly, and therefore centered the Interest of the audience with absolute | surety. The Knickerbocker's major pho- I I toplay offering for the first two | days of the week is Goldwyn's col- i orful and massive adaptation of R. C. Carton's brilliant stage play, j "L*ord and I^adv Algy." in which the i title roles are portrayed by Tom | Moore and Naomi Childers, and <?f I which a complete review will be found in connection with the Metro- j politan Theater, where this unusual i subject was also accorded flrst Washington presentations yester- J day. ! Moorr'a Strand?^Told In the Hill*," Fea taring Rabert Warwick. Surfeited as the majority of us are on plays the plots of which center on sex appeal, the horrible result? of cabaret life, war and the profiteers resulting therefrom, high society and | its inevitable double mode of living? j there seemingly being no moral so- I ciety people?it is a wonderful relief | to be presented with a regular all- j American, before the days of airplane I and auto. Western picture?a picture that every red-blooded American can i and will enjoy. Such a picture Is j I ' Told in the Hills." Robert War [ wick's latest Pararaount-Artcraft pro j ductlon. which opened at Moore's ( Strand Theater yesterday for show- j j ing the entire week. j The magnificent panorama of rue- | ged mountains and deep canyons that , forms the background for this excep- j tional release is in keeping with the powerful story that is revealed. To those in the audience who have j read Ma.rah Eliis Ryan's famous nov el it was a rare treat to see their j old favorites in action on the screen. | Others who met big-hearted 'Genesee I Jack" Stuart for the first time through Robert Warwick's superb In- | terpretation of the character were no j less enthusiastic. The exciting story of love and adventure that centers around "Genesee" was excellently in- ( terpreted by a fine cast, which in cludes such noted players as Ann lit tle, Wanda Hawley. Eileen Percy. Tom Forman and numerous others of similar ability. The story concerns the sacrifice of Jack Stuart, who kept a promise | made to his dying mother by marry ing the girl his younger brother? I t*harles? h^d wronged. Providing for her, he took up a claim In the moun tains of Montana among the Indians. There he meets Rachel Hardy, and they love each other at flrst sight. ; Oniv after Jack, wrongfully accused of theft, has saved the Uvea of his accusers by rescuing them from Im pending massacre, and had been al moj?t fatally wourxJH, wt* he afeu at last to clatrn his happire?s ?Told In the Hill*," a* stated, if like the breath of another ace?th? hard-fighting. great -hearted West ot 1880. Iu wonderful story, great caafl and the lavish scale on which it ti produced lift It far above the ordi nary Western photoplay. Maore'a (iirifa?*Tfcf N track Man.*' AH fitmr Cast. Inaugurating what is staled lo b* the last week of showing In Washing ton. "The Miracle Man" opened at Moore's Garden Theater yesterday with Ita 121st consecutive perform ance. Hailed in advance by othet critics as one of the greatest motion pictures ever produced, which deci sion ha* not only been borne out but amplified in the part w^eks In thes* columns, this Para mount-Art craft ?u perproduction adapted from George M. Cohan's play that acored so em phatically on Hroadway some months ago, and which in turn was t?aaed on the famous novel by Frank L. Packard, has certainly acored one of the most astounding su'-cceset* this city has ever known?one might al most say. ever will know- as no pic ture in recent months has had much praise lavished upon it for the dramatic quality of its story, its keen characterization, and the beauty of its settings, both interior and exte rior. and its photojrraphy The central figure of the etory Is an old. white-haired patriarch who lives In the hills near the sea, and who has reputed power to heal the sick and crippled. Tom Parke and his band in their hiunt in New York underworld read of his miracle* and conceive the idea of capitalizing them for their own gain. So they go to the town where the old man liv*s and frame up a miracle for him. To their surprise, they discover that be really seems to posses the healing power accredited to him. Gradually, under the benetv^nt In fluence of their new environment, there in worked a transformation 4n the hearts of the crook* that make* i Rose, the gangster's beautiful d**c?? . the charming girl she is at heart: I that evolves a farm hand out of a dope fir-nd. and finally briuxs out the I better nature of even the hardwood, i sophisticated Tom Purke himself. In | the hands of such capable nrtiats Thomas Meighan. Betty < 'omptioij. Jo seph Dowllng, Klinor Fair and otbo^f of equal merit, this really powerful story becomes a vital, living thing and one of the greatest dramatic spectacles motion-picture patrons of this city have ever had. presented to them. steamer diarle* Macale?ter. - A pleasant a'temoon's pail on tfce j river was enjoyed yesterday by sev eral hundred excursionist* who tonk j advantage of the forty-mile trip mada I by the steamer Charles MacaWter. Among the points of present and his torical interest passed en route were the Government Arsenal. Alexandria. Fort Foote, Fort Washington. Fort j Hunt, Mount Vernon. Marshall HalL Camp Humphrey* and Indian Head. On week day* only the steamer is j making two trips daily to Mount Ver ! non. leaving at 10 a. m. and 2.3f? p. m.. while forty-mile moonlight trips a^e made every night, excepting Monday, j leaving the Seventh street wharf at :7 p. m. Egg Had Three Yolki. London.?A pullet at Broomfleld fKsscx) laid an egg with three sepa rate and complete yolks. English Peat Moon Bum. London.?For nearly a week a Are ha* ragred on the peat moors at Fin don. Kincardineshire. V *? ' / alA+miv J?ttS v-ocxxxVn. /?NO OPT1CIAK9 as.5^W%&Son IRTYONi YEARS OF SQUARE DEAUNCi /r he * ^?. j T R&H r"- >? 1/CrlJ |i ESTABLISHED 1888 FOUR GREAT ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS IN DIAMONDS AND WATCHES In this great Anniversary Sale we do not propose to indulge in self-exaltation because of our success and prosperity. Rather do we feel a sense of gratitude aad appreciatiom. for we owe all that we are to yon, oor Ivnt patron, and to show our appreciation we propose to give you during this sale the most wonderful values in Quality Diamonds and Watches ever offered in Washington. By Joining Our Thrift Club You Will Alio Reau the Benefit of Most Liberal Terms. Anniversary Special No. 1 Gentleman's 535 Hunting Case WATCH With Elgin Movement Fully Guaranteed Anniversary Price, $27.50 Join our Thrift Club and buy it for A WEEK FREE With this el egant watch we include free a hand some Walde mar vest chain and knife, worth $7.50. Anniversary Special No. 2 Gentlemen's 525 20-Year Guaranteed Open-Face WATCH Anniversary Price .50 Engraved or Plain Polished Case Join Our Thrift Club and buy it for A WEEK FAMILY With this hand some watch we in clude free this swell coat chain, as illustrated. Anniversary Special No. 3 Handsome 565 Grnlimr Blue White DIAMOND RING Anniversary Price, $50.00 Far Lady or Gentleman Choice of sixty setting* of 14-kt. gold. Exchange able at full value on larger stone. Join Our Christmas Thrift Club tf TMs (i your opportunity to own and enjoy a line dim?on*, and at tke umr time be saving money In a rood lnmtn?nu lor diamonds are advancing In value every day. OPTICIANS Anniversary Special No. 4 Lady's Beautiful 530 F3gin WRIST WATCH Anniversary Price, $25.00 Join onr Thrift Club and boy it for $1 WEEK FREE With this dainty Wrist Watch we include free this extra rib bon bracelet, as illustrated. - N! W _ Anniversary Specials Also at Our New Branch Store, 3123 M Street (Formerly Milton Baer's) fc&Son For the convenience of Oor Georgetown Patron* ?w bar- purrhaand the Jewdry buanaw of MILTON BAER 3123 M Street N. W.