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terview publishf ?j in an English
paper, is reported as saying "it
is the autteor and the manager
who are neglecting the public
p.nd not the public which is neglecting the
theater" that accounts for the falling
off in theatrical patjtpnage.
"The public wants real piays," says
Mr. Frohman. "not slaepy one-act plays
and an orchestra playing the worst se
lections fron\ popular musical comedies."
"Whether or not Mr. Frohman is cor
rect ought to be suscept?bie of proof
right here in Washington at the present
time with the stock companies. Both
companies, so far as their personnel is
concerned, *tand high in the favor of the
public Recently one company has been
playing ''the latest things released in
stock" ami the other sume of the "warm
favorites of days gone by."
Which have found the greater favor,
which secured the greater applause? The
answer should settle the question in a
degree at least.
Mr. Frohman also furnishes a clue to
some recent local criticism when 1m says:
"The moment the performer sets out de
liberately to act' he loses all natural
ness, and simply 'acts acting.' When
actors begin declaiming, waving their
expressions of doubt you and X have
heard today. The Irish Players by their
performances have proved conclusively
not merely that the intellectual life of
Ireland is reviving, but that it has re
vived. The splendid literary work with
which they have made us familiar, the
perfect art with which they have inter
preted it, justify not merely an ardent
hope, but a firm belief that Ireland In
the twentieth aentury is about to play a
part as important In strengthening Chris
tian civilization as she played in estab
lishing it from the fifth to the ninth
"Here we see her again, making
through her soiis and her daughters, con
tributions of measureless value?to the in
tellectual possessions of the world. I
doubt if anywhere on the face of the
globe?even In the Comedie Francaise
with its carefully selected and elabor
ately trained artists?performances could
be peen equal In merit to those you and
I have seen today."
?Blanche Bates, the Charles Frohman
star, lias her own ideas about the in
telligence and stupidity of modern play
"Every player." says Miss Bates, "has
an Instinctive pleasure in studying. In
the first act, the sort of audience to
which he is playing. No two audiences
are alike. For example, there is the
silly audence that Invariably laughs and
applauds at the wrong time and in the
wrong places. Then th^re is the cold
C?luibla Players,
arms like windmills, strutting from one i
piece ?f furniture to another, poising
themselves on one foot with the elbow
fixed on the mantelpieee"?and he m?ght
have added "making eyes and trying to
look pretty, man or woman"?"they are
'acting,' to be sure, and that is the worst
part of it."
Of course, none of ouy stock players does
this?and it Is pleasant to think they
are not going to do it?any more.
And now we are going to have some
thing real good, for George M. Cohan is
going to retire from the stage, "realize
his cherished aim of making a com
prehensive tour of the world, and de
vote his entire time to the writing of
plays, which will be produced exclu
sively at the Astor Theater, New York,
and the Cohan Grand Opera House, in
Chicago.*' Mr. Cohan has already made
into a play Earl Derr Bigger's novel,
"Seven Keys to Baldpate." and it will be
produced at the Astor Theater in Sep
tember, with Wallace Eddinger in the
leading role.
James, one of the willing workers of the
Columbia Players, is getting sour on na
tional holidays and other provocations to
extra matinees. He has always been a
rtrm adherent of the once-a-day perform
ance. and anything resembling a greater
1 leQuency always disturbs him.
Caught in a ruminant frame of mind
after the extra matinee the Fourth of
July, he observed about in this way: "It
ain't"?for~ his New England vernacular
will pursue him when he isn't watching?
"it ain't that a man can't get used to any
thing, and I suppose it is the same thing
with a woman?1 don't know. But these
two-a-days, like musical comedies by
stock companies, will get a man's goat
after a while.
"Like as not they can be compared to
the economical man's horse that had such
a food appetite be started to feed him on
saw dust, after putting green goggles on
him. 'It was just to All up the main part
of tba vacuum,' the man said, 'because I
,dld give him some oats. But just when I
had him buffaloed he laid down and died.'
"Moral. Ef you work 'em easy like you
can get almost anything out of man and
beast. But there'll come a time some
day ."
the embattled Irish Players returned tc
Ireland from America with the curse!
of thousands of their countrymen fol
lowing them across the water. True lov
ers of their art fought valiantly for them,
but their own countrymen .
Bourke Cockran, the New York orator
:s reported as saying, in an address made
after one of their recent performances,
the following:
"With all these elements of progress ir
Ireland, industrial, religious and na
tional.' conspicuous on every side, there
were many who doubted that the life ol
Ireland had actually revived, because evi
dences of an Intellectual revival seemed
still to be lacking. These doubters oould
not believe that national Ireland was
really alive, while intellectual Ireland
remained apparently torpid, inert, dead
'Where now,' they ask, is there even a
faint survival of that mighty eloquence
by which Edmund Burke raised a lan
guage?not his own. but an alien tongue?
to such majesty that English speech as
he exemplified it became in the opinior
of Lord Macaulay the most powerful ve
hicle ever used by man for the expres
sion of thought, save only that one in
which Demosthenes spoke and Homei
Aang? What sign is there in these days
W that forensic brilliancy with whicl
tHenry Grattan defended 'j forcefully the
claim of Ireland to independence thai
Although freedom has been denied hei
Ivy force, nobody has ever since sue
? ess fully questioned her right to it? What
hand now sweeps the harp of Thomas
Moore, making it swell once more witti
.the deathless tones of Ireland's ancient
"Tafsli. Sadies and gentlemen, an answer
1 ?omelets snd reassuring?to all IbsjM
audiences that nothing can thaw. And
there Is the discriminating audience with
powers of appraising th worth of a Play
er and a play, whose response always
arrives at exactly the psychological mo
"Mr. Jefferson, I believe, says in his
delightful autobiography that he often
found a sort of secret pleasure In pick
ing out a person in front and watching,
as opportunity offered, the effect of his
work upon that one person. He said It
taught him whether or not he was play
ing up to the usual right key. But per
sonally I think this a dangerous guide.
One particular individual may happen
to be easily pleased at anything or every
thing. and his neighbor may be a sophis
ticated theatergoer who is never moved
to enthusiasm. I believe it best to play
to the audience en masse."
Michael Morton's delightful comedy,
"My Wife," one of the Empire Theater's
big successes, in which John Drew and
Billie Burke played the principal roles,
will be the offering of the Columbia
Players at the Columbia Theater this
week, with Mr. Van Buren and Miss
Helen Holmes In the Drew and Burke
characters. Gerald Everielgh and Trixie
Dupre. But two matinees will be given.
Thursday and Saturday.
Prior to the opening of the play, which
is in four acts, a wealthy relative di^s
and leaves her fortune to Trixie, coupled
with the condition, however, that she
shall marry when she reaches a certain
age. The will names Gerald Eversleigh
and Trixie's parents as executors, and as
Eversleigh stands high in the esteem of
the family, he virtually becomes one of
Trixie's guardians and as such is con
sulted on all matters affecting her wel
Trixie'a father. M. Dupre. finding that
his business will suffer seriously If cer
tain of her moneys which have been in
vested in It are withdrawn, decides It is
time for her to marry and even picks
out her future husband. But she thinks
she is already In love with the ypung
son of her father'* rival, Rene Flandres
by name, who has been packed up post
haste and sent to Morocco for a year,
which is past the time set for her mar
riage by the will.
In this predicamen* Trixie goes to
Eversletgh and Informs him he must help
her by marrying her and being only a
make-believe husband until Rene's re
turn, when she will procure a divorce
and marry him. Gerald reluctantly con
vents and a series of humorous Incidents
follow. The complications seem to in
crease when Gerald and Trixie fall In
love with each other, but Bene'# unex
pected return discloses that he. too, has
found another inamorata i? Morocco to
whom he is anxious to be united?and
*! all ends happily.
r The full company will take part in the
? I cast, and it is promised the gown* wllj
be a feature for feminine admiration.
The Poli Players this week will pre
sent George Bernard Shaw's great
play "Man and Superman." It was
played throughout this country by the
celebrated English actor, Robert Lo
raine. A New York critic described
i "Man and Superman" as "a character
j istic presentation of a half of th#
I truth to which the audience should add
I the conventional truth and then divide
| by two." it is a marvelous blend of
I satire and philosophy set forth in &
' farcical situation, which has been
laughted at on both sides of the At
The novelty of the plot is largely re
sponsible for the play's strong appeal.
It presents a hero who Is not mooning
over a peache$-and-creaip heroine, in
deed, his chief thought |s not to get
married at all. In tne first apt, when
he Instinctively perceives the black
shadow of matrimony falling serosa
his path, he immediately takes flight
from London to Surrey and then to
Spain. Instead of the conventional vil
lain it is the heroine who pursues him.
Even in the last act, when he is dis
covered with her in his arms, he still
protests that he is an unhappy man.
Love. Che "life force" as he puts it, is
stronger than he. Tt has conquered
him. But he wants his friends to un
derstand that he has no delusions !
about being "the happiest man in the
world." He asserts that he and his
sweetheart h?ve Just forsworn happi
ness, and pledged themselves to a life
time of responsibilities.
The interesting character of John
Tanner will be played by Edward
Mackay, while Jzetta Jewel will have
the role of Ann Whitefield.
Glen Echo Park.
Concerts by the Soldiers' Home Band,
under the direction of John 6. M. 55hn
merman, will be the special feature at
Glen Echo Park this afternoon and even
In*. Beginning Thursday night, there will
be a tireworks display similar to tiiat
given the Fourth of July, which will be
a weekly feature thereafter. Saturday
will be souvenir day for the children at
the park, when every little visitor will
be presented with a tiny pail and shovel.
Dvery evening free motion pictures are
Blown and a great many amusement de
vices are in operation, as well as dancing
in the pavilion. The ride along the Po
tomac to the park is an enjoyable one.
Chevy Chase Lake. %
The attractions at Chevy Chase today
will be the concerts given by a section
of the Marine Band In the evening. The
trolleys to the lake afford a pleasant ride
to warm evenings. Every night the band
concerts continue until 0 o clock, when
dancing begins in the pavilion, where the
privileges of the floor are permitted to
those only who comply with the order
against freak dancing. Motion pictures,
swings, a merry-go-round and bowling
alleys afford other diversions.
"Secret Service."
William Gillette's exciting drama of
ilvil wax times, "Secret Service," will be
he offering of the Columbia Players next
veek. Pew plays in which Mr. Gillette
las appeared have attained the success
iccorded this realistic drama. Its great
Tin was at the Garrick Theater. New
fork, following which it attained unusual
jopuiarity in London and later on the
?oad In this country.
<Mn. Wigg* of the Cabbage Patch."
The quaint, original "Mrs. Wiggs of the
Cabl/aga Patch" comes to Poll's next
week. It is a play crowded with heart
Interest and abounding lu American
types not to be forgotten. In the nine
years since it was llrst produced the
authoress of the novel, Mrs. Rice, and
its dramatist, Mrs. Plcxncr. have divid
ed In royalties about S3UO.UOO. and over
51,000,000 has been the share o? Us pro
ucer. The original scenery is promised
at 'Poll's and the company will he en
Bessie Clayton has been engaged for
"The Passing Show of 1?13."
Martin Harvey is going to revive "The
Only Way" in London.
Frits! Scheff its going west in her re
vival of "Mile. Modiste."
Late in the summer Ruth St. Dennis
will begin a tour of the world.
Helen Reimer will be in the cast of
Julian Kltinge's new play.
Andrew Mack's play, "The Way to
Kempare," is being used by stock com
Maude Adams is to close her season
in "Peter Pan" this month in Clinton,
Manager Thatcher of Poll's announces
"A Fool There Was" and "The Shep
herd King" for early production.
Amelia Bummers will appear in "The
Elixir of Youth," which John Cort is
to produce In Chicago early In August.
Henry W. Savage has acquired the
American rights to a Parisian comedy
success called "La Demoiselle du
John Miltern has been engaged by
David Belasco for the latter*s 'produc
tion of Rotond Mollneaux's play, "The
Man Inside.
Lizzie Goode, who has been absent
some time from the stage, will play
the feminine German character in
"Dinkelspiel's Christmas."
"Maud Muller." which was popular ten
or fifteen years ago, is scheduled among
the revivals to be made. It is founded
on the famous old poem.
Lyman H. Howe is booked for a series
of motion picture carnivals at the Co
lumbia Theater, beginning in August. I
John E. Henshaw and Grace Avery
are in vaudeville with a sketch called
"Stage Stuff."
Anne Meredith is to be the star of
Porter Emerson Brown's new play,
"What It Means to a Wuman."
Mabel Taliaferro is to become a stock
star in St. Louis and will appear in a
i number of her prominent successes.
j Blanche Bates is doing so well that
j her tour of the west will not end until
the last of this month.
Walker Whiteside is going to London
to consult with Henry Arthur Jones
about a new play of a modern cast.
Wagenhals & Kemper are to again
become producing managers-, and their
first offering will be a comedy called
"Pay Day."
The incidental music for the dramati
sation of "Evangeline," to be produced
by Arthur Hopkins, will be written by
William Furst.
Charles Hoyt's play. "A Contented
Woman." will be presented by the Co
lumbia Players folowing "Secret Serv
ice." July 21.
The Shakespeare Society of Wellesley
College has elected Julia Marlowe an
honorary member In recognition of her
services in the plays of Shakespeare.
Albert Spalding, the young American
violinist, has returned from a long tour
abroad, in the course of which he ap
peared in all the musical centers.
Edward Robins of last year's Colum
bia Players is playing leads with
Katherine Mac-Donald with the Bon
stelle Players at Shea's Theater,
Violet Heming, also of last year's
Columbia Players, has been playing
Lily Parradell in "The Mind the Paint
Girl," at Keith's Theater, Portland,
Jane Cowl may appear in the title role
of "Panthea." a play which has been
running in London. The role is that
of a young Russian political refugee of
more or less tropical emotions.
.Julian L'Eatrange, the English actor,
has been engaged by Harrison Grey
FIske for an Important role In a foreign
comedy which Mr. Fiske is to produce
early In the season.
When Cyril Maude comes to this
eountry his daughter Margery will be
his leading lady. At home that post
Is occupied by his wife, Winifred
Gus Thomas has gone to his country
home* at New Rochelle, to complete the
pfay he is writing for John Mason. He
has agreed to hand the manuscript to
Charles Frohman. Mr. Mason's man
ager, this yeek.
Charles Frohman announces In a tele
gram from London xthat he intends to
present John Drew with an American
company in "Much Ado About Nothing"
In England next spring. Mr. Drew will
play at Stratford-on-Avon during the
annual festival season.
A new soubrette has appeared in the
person of Anna Wilkes, who made a
personal hit in New York in the short
lived production called "The Gypsy."
Miss Wilkes was offered a part in "The
Purple Road," In which she has been
playing, and a future is predicted for
Ddwin H. Curtis, Poli's stage director,
has secured the original scenic models
from the American Play Company, New
York, for next week's production off
"Man and Superman."
Aubrey Bouclcault, the actor and
playwright, was taken suddenly ill in
New York while talking to gome
friends. He was removed to a hos
pital in an unconscious condition, but
is now reported to be improving.
Next season a famous English melo
drama called "Cheer, Boys. Cheer," will
be produced by the Shuberts on this
side. They will also produce here the
new Drury Lane Theater melodrama
entitled "Dreadnought."
Louise Drew, the daubhter of John
Drew, and Robert Kelly have been en
gaged for the cast to produce the farce
by Philip Bartho'.omae, called "Kiss Me
Quick." It will be produced in Boston
early in August.
Helen Hayes Brown, the juvenile star
of the Columbia Players, left Washington
the past week for a vacation on Long
Island. She was accompanied by her
Lois Ewell, whose brilliant perform-J
ance in the title role of "Thais" a few'
years apo with the Aborn English!
Grand Opera Company at the National
Theater in this city is not forgotten,
has been engaged as one of the prima
donnas of the Century Opera Company.
Miss Ewell is a southern girl, coming
from Tennessee.
Burton Holmes is in the Philippines
and has been covering the Moro coun
try under government protection, leav
ing there just a few days before the
severe insurrection broke out. Oscar
Bennet Depue is with him.
Alfred Holy of Vienna has been en
gaged to succeed Heinrlch Schuecker
as harpist for the Boston Symphony
Orchestra. Holy is said to be the fore
most harpist of Europe and a discov- !
ery of Dr. Muck. He was first harpist |
in the Imperial Opera of Vienna and in
the Vienna Philharmonic.
Jose Collins" interview on "suggestive
songs" lb haid to have brought about
their banishment from Keith's Theater
in Boston and an edict against them
from Martin Beck of the Orpheum
Arline Pretty will return to the Colum
bia Players, and be in the cast at the
Columbia Theater tomorrow evening
The Poll management has engaged the
live Finiey children and Patricia Falk
inau and Minnie Milne, who are said to
have been fyrmerly with the original
production of "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab
bage Patch," for the production by the
Poli Players next week.
Paris Now Has 27 Practition
ers Who Often Defend Wid
ows, Orphans and Needy.
Peculiar Story of Deception Played
First Upon Wife and Later at
Fiancee?Nominal Damages.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
PARIS, June 25. 1913. j
Paris now has twenty-seven lady ad
vocates. Tlie latest addition to th?s
feminine order of barristers is Mile.
Anne Kauffmann. who has just been
sworn in with the usual solemn rites j
at the first chamber of the court of
Paris. She had on a previous occasion
; obtained the academic palms. We do
not often hear of the lady advocates
pleading in the courts, but when they
do so it is usually in very deserving
cases, as official advocates designated
by the courts to take up the defense of
widows, orphans and the needy and
poor. Needless to say, too, that m
many instances they win their case.
We have lately heard a great deal
about persons having been divorced
without knowing It. The papers are
now speaking of "conscious divorce,'
and the story of one of these has just
been narrated before the six chambers.
The husband Is a dramatist, who for
the moment presides over the destinies
of a small theater. When he was con
nected with a big concern and occupied
himself with literature, he made the
acquaintance of a young woman en
gaged in business. A romance of love
followed. Tlie lovers lived together
and then decided to regularize their
union. But marriage brought worries
and the couple separated. They now
sought divorce. The husband accused
his wife of having deceived him with
his best friends.
Damages to the extent of 20 cents are
all that a lady in Paris is to get for be
iug twice deceived in life, first as a wife
and then as a fiancee. Her story is a
peculiar one. and gave rise to strange
comments a year ago. She was the wife
of a prosperous hairdresser In the boule
vards, but five years ago her husband
disappeared. She waited patiently for
his return, but at the end of that time
she was entitled to petition the courts
for a decree. This decree was duly
granted. The courts "declared" the
husband's absence, and. according to
law. she was entitled to marry again.
This is one of the rare cases in which a
woman apparently may marry twice
without being a widow or divorced.
Advanced Lover Cash.
The abandoned wife made the ac
quaintance of an Italian, to whom in
time she became engaged. In view of
their future marriage, tlje Italian ob
tained in advance certain sums of money
from her. and before long she had given
him 129.000. ^ ^
He put off the date of the marnage
from time to time, until she became sus
picious, and on Inquiry learned that he
was already married, and had a wife and
children in Italy.
She naturaily became exasperated and
reproached him bitterly. He soothed her
feelings by telling her that he expected
to obtain a divorce in a short time. She
believed him once more, and It was not
till she had made further advances of
money to him that she learned that there
was no divorce law in Italy. The Italian
this time had no further excuse to of
fer, and he followed her husband's ex
ample and disappeared.
Thus twice deserted and left, as It were,
in the lurch by husband and quasi-fiance.
the woman had only one recourse, and
that was to appeal to the courts. She
did so, and obtained a Judgment In her
favor The Italian was sentenced by de
fault to two years' imprisonment, $3CO
fine and to damages of 20 cents to be paid
to the abandoned lady.
It Is only fair to state that sh* did
not ask for greater damages, being ap
parently content with a nominal re
Bom an Stone Coffin Found.
Foreign CorresiHHuleuce of Tbc ?t?r.
LONDON, June 25, 1813.
A well preserved Homao stone coffin
containing bones has been exoavated at
Caerleon, Monmouthshire.
A varied concert program was given
recently at the Analostan Boat Club for
the benefit of the crew. The concert,
which was arranged by Charles Trow- j
bridge Tittmann, an enthusiastic oars
man, proved not only a financial success,
but also a most enjoyable affair. Mrs. i
Helen Donohue De Yo, Messrs. John I
Bowie, Calvert Bowie, William Clabaugh.
George O'Connor and Mr. Tittmann each
contributed to the pleasure of the occa- 1
sion. Mrs. De Yo sang the aria, "One
Fine Day." from "Madame Butterfly,"
"The Birthday," by Woodman, and "Will
o* the Wisp," by Spross, and being re- 1
peatedly recalled, gave, with delightful
intonation and rhythm, "Mammy's Lul
laby, ' by Harriet Ware; John Bowie was
also effective in the arias. "Cleilo e Mar."
from "La Gloconda," "In Vain, My Be
loved'.Lfr^m "Le Roi d'Ya." and the
song, To Be Near You," by Coote, givinx
for encore "Mollie Brannigan"; Mr. Titt
mann was heard to advantage in the
solos, Aprile, by Tosti; "The Monk."
by Meyerbeer, and "W^ho Is Sylvia?" by
Schubert, and George O'Connor scored an
unqualified success in several topical
songs. A male Quartet, composed of
Messrs. John and Calvert Bowie, Cla
baugh and Tittmann, sang "Sleep, Ken
tucky Babe," by Giebel, "Fishing." by
Parks, and "Lullaby," by Brahms, with
ine effect, the voices blending exception
ally well. Much of the success of the af
fair was due to the well rendered accom
paniments of Mrs. George T. Daltori. who
played for Mr. Bowie and Mr. Tittmann;
Byron Blodgett, who assisted Mrs. De Yo
and Matt Horn, who played for Mr!
O Connor.
Donald Freeze, organist and choir di
hfft \ ! Luther Memorial Church,
. u week for a two-month
axation, to be spent mostly among rela
tives and friends in northern Wisconsin.
Samuel Leech will substitute for him at
the organ and Miss Margaret Paine, bo
prano, will render solo numbers each i
S?i!-V \Te x111 absence of the quartet,
which has disbanded for the summer.
This quartet will be reorganized In the
tall, when the personnel will be as fol
lows: Miss Paine, soprano; Miss Jo
sephine Mack, contralto; Mr. Beall, ten
or; Joseph Scofield, bass.
Halstead P. Hoover of the music
faculty of the public schools presided at
a recital Wednesday evening at the Fos
W", ,rfcita' hall, presenting Herbert F.
Aldridge, Robert A. Jonscher and Hart^d
P * 'n a program of songs from the
modern composers. Mr. Hoover was as
sisted by Miss Marion 8t. John Nichols
in playing the accompaniments to the fol
lowing selections; Duet, "Full Flows the
River, from Gaul's "Joan of Arc,"
Messrs. Aldridge and Jonscher; solos.
At Parting, by Troward, and "Rose of
My Heart," by Lohr. Mr. Davis; "(5ray
Johnson, and Tome to
Me, by Denza, Mr. Aldriuge: "Romany
Songs ? by Lohr (a), "The Wind on the
Hearth ; (b), "Mirl Dye"; (c), "Where
My Caravan Has Rested," and (d), "The
Magpie Is a Gipsy Bird," Mr. Jonscher;
Memories, ' by Cadman; "For You
Alone," by Henry E. Geehl, Mr. Davis;
Mon Desir. by Ethelbert Nevin: "At
pawning" and "The Moon Drops Low,"
both by Cadman, and "Iniretus," by
Bruno Huhn, Mr. Aldridge; "The Magic
Song," by Meyer-Helmund, and "O Come
With Me in the Summer Night," by Van
der Stucken, Mr. .Jonscher,; "Look Down,
Dear Eyes," by Fisher, and "Come to tho
Garden, Loye," by Salter, Mr. Davis
duet, "Passage Bird's Farewell," by Eu
gene Nildach, Mr. Davis and Mr. Jon
Miss Marguerite Allen will substitute
at the organ of the First Congrega
tional Church todaj', and the music
at the morning service will include the
organ prelude, "Meditation." by Kinder:
anthem, "The King of Love, Mv Shep
herd Is"; offertory sola. "The Ninety
tii'st Psalm," by MacDermid; postludo,
"Hallelujah Chorus" from the Messiah,
by ilaendel.
The preliminary program at the tent
service of the Church of the Covenant
this evening will be given by Charles
D, Church, beginning at 7:45, bis se- i
lections including "My Task," by Ash- I
ford; Ninety-first Psalm, by MacDer- i
mid; "Father, Thou Knowest," by
Tracy, and "Come Unto Me," by Coenen. !
The annual concert by students of
the Mendelssohn School of Music at
tracted a capacity audience recently at
tho Church of Our Father. All the
young pianists showed intelligence and
good technique in their work, but the
honQrs of the occasion fell to Augusta
Braun, twelve years of age, whose ren
dition of the allegro movement of
Beethoven's Sonata in C minor was
worthy of a much more mature pianist.
The program included also Liszt's sym
phonic poem for two pianos. "Les Pre
ludes." rendered by Miss Grace Gil
christ and Emile Foss Christiani; "Al
bum Leaf," for violin and piano,
Messrs. Miles Kern and Everet Kern;
nocturne in E fiat by Christiani, Miss
Maria Stoll; "Valse Brllliante," by
Chopin, Miss Cecil Davis; "Evening
Star Song" from Tannhauser, Miss Mil
dred Huguely; "An Important Event,"
by Schumann, Miss Freida Beyer; so
nata by Diabelli, for pianos and strings,
Misses Elizabeth Allison, Mildred Hu
guely, Freida Beyer and Augusta
Braun, pianos; Messrs. Valentine Hess,
Ludwig Hammell, Miles Kern and John
Lyons, violins; piano etude by Kohler,
Miss Edith Mary Davis; Etude, by Hel
ler, Miss Mary Roselle; "La Pastorale,"
by Burgumuller, Miss Anna Deane;
"Moment Musical," by Schuhert, Everet
Kern; Rondo, by Kuhlau, MisB Katy
Frank; Polonaise In A major, by Cho
pin, Miss Eva M. Frank; "igoletto," by
Verdi-Liszt, Miss Viola Measer; "Coro
nation March," by Meyerbeer. Misses
Davis. Gilchrist, Measer and Mr. Chris
Prize winners at the annual concert by
pupils of Mrs. M. R. Waldecker were
announced as follows: Diplomas and
first honors, Isabelle Crosby and Rosily
Krlck; first honor, Gertrude Bakersmith;
diploma and first gold medal. Miss Irene
Cole; first gold metral. Miss Sarah
Buchalter; gold medal, Gertrude Bornet;
first silver medals, Frances Sylvester
and Ruth Sykes; second silver medals.
H. Jane Cook and Florence Maitland;
third silver medal, Julia Leiry; fourth
silver medal. Minnie Schbenthal. At
the close of the distribution of prizes
Isaac Gans, in behalf of the pupils, pre
sented Mrs. Waldecker with a silver
sugar and cream set sb a mark of their
The junior and intermediate classes of
j the Virgil Clavier School gave their
closing recital *or the season, when they
were heard in the following program:
"Marche Mllitalre," by Schubert. Ger
trude Rosinski and Helen Latterner;
"The Cuokoo," Helen Marbut; "Slumber
Song" and "By the Spring." Agnes
Stitt: "Valse Lent" and "By the Mill,"
Ethel Trenary; "Hunting Song." Kath
erjne Kernan; "Valse" and "Goblin's
Frolic," Josephine McLane; "Pavane"
Mery Alice Newton; Beethoven's
"Minuet." Kathryn Beck; "Elfin Dance"
and "Cavalier's Song." Helen Latterner
"Gypsy Rondo," Gertrude Rosinski-'
"Second Valse," Margaret Barnes;
"Minuetto." by Schubert. Margaret
Granger; twelve variations on a Russian
dance tune, by Beethoven, Hazel Har
vey. Members of the junior class re
ceiving prizes for good work during the
year were Helen Marbut, Kathryn Beck
and Josephine McLane. Kathryn Beck
Is promoted to the Intermediate class a1
gold medal was awarded to Hazel Har-i
vey, and Margaret Granger was given
honorable mention- |
An appreciative audience gathered at
the Washimfton Club to listen to the
pupils of Miss Marie McCotjrt in their
second public recital. The students were
assisted by Mrs. Ruby Pother, soprano,
vho contributed two songs by MacDowell
An ambitious program from the classics
was given by the young pianists, among
whom were De Mova King. Helen Sebas
tian, Assunta Sari, Marguerite McDon
ough, Mary Renn; Ruth King, Katherine
Bromley, Lillian Lewis, Thomas Brom
ley. Mary Mannlx, Elsie Huckins Ida
Baggett, Margaret Mannlx and lima
G. Melville Ashtpn of New York city,
formerly organist of the First Presbyte
rian Church of Princeton, N- J., has been
engaged for a similar position at the
First Church of Clirigt (Scientist), this
city, snd has already assumed his new
duties. Mr. Ashton comes of a musical
family and Is a cousin of the late Edward
MacDowell. He has been a student under
Samuel P. Warren, organist of Grace
Church, New York city, and later at the
Leschetizky School in Berlin.
An enjoyable musical evening was ar
ranged for the guests of Fnlton B. Karr
Monday, in which Jhe following members
of bfs class participated: Miss Monette
Hallam. Miss Mary Hartley, Paul Hallam.
Miss Civs Ledeux and Master Grantly
Birch. The program was pleasantly va
ried by vocal numbers by Francis P.
Heartsil! and Mrs. Heartsill. violin selec
tions by Ryall G. Aibtivson and humor
Uus readings by Joseph Hartley.
Pupils of Mrs. Grace Dufour Brown
gave their annual recital at the Temple
Baptist Church, and were assisted by
Miss Blanche Prescott and Miss Helen H.
Henry, sopranos; Miss Sybil Sipher. man
dolinist; Mrs. Edna MoskowKz and Don
ald Libbey, guitarists. Miss Prescott
sang "Springtime," by Becker, and "I
Love You Truly." by Carrie Jacobs Bond,
accompanied by Miss Evelyn Prescott;
Miss Sipher gave a solo, "Valse Im
promptu," by Abt. with guitar accom
paniment by Mrs. Moskowitz; Miss
Henry was heard in an original composi
tion, "One Hour of Joy." Other numbers
of special interest were a piano quartet
with strings. "The Awakening of the
Birds." by Lange, rendered by Gladys
Pugh, Mary Pugh, Evelyn Prescott,
Serena Pugh, Miss Sipher, Mrs. Mosko
witz and Mr. Libbey; piano solo. "Druid's
Prayer," Miss Angelina Matamoros;
"Short and Sweet, Ruth Nicholson;
"Robin's Lullaby," Ruth King; "Indian
Moccasin Dance," Master Cooper Rhodes;
piano sextet. "Bella Bocca." Misses
Louise Lewis, Virginia Lane, Miriam
Rhodes, Sophia Hanleln. Mrs. Mae P.
Crown and Mrs- Lillian Webb; solos, "Va
cation March." Master Hal Mercalf;
"Morning Prayer," Miss Lillian Lewis;
trio march, Misses Ruth Nicholson. An
gelina Matamoros and Ruth King: "Doro
thy," Miss Evelyn Prescott; duet, "Mar
sellatse," Misses Lewis; "Mimosa Waltz"
Miss Virginia Lane; "Dgeria," Miss Nena
| Pryor; "Narcissus" and "Gondoliers,"
[ Miss Louise Lewis; "Spring Song," by
Mendelssohn. Miss Ruth B. Kihg.
An attractive program of piano num
bers was rendered at Carroll Institute
Hall recently by pupils of Miss Agnea
Clarke. The efforts of the students
met with appreciation at the hands of
the listeners and included compositions
by Raff Godard. Weber. Schumann. Men
delssohn and Liszt, and among those par
ticipating were Misses Pear. Shreve
Mary Howser, Frances Burgess. Sarah
Becker, Loriaine Taylor. Myrtle Schmidt,
Edna Mavars, Emily ' Horning, Helen
Wilson, Loretta Goheen, Emma Birch,
Elsie Taylor, Mary Hickey, Lorraine
Ryon, Ethel Weber, Marian Sweeney and
Masters Francis King, Chauncey Slmer
ing, Norman Hepburn, Robeit Schmidt.
Ellmore Johannes, Bob Slattery and Mrs.
Bertha Frawley. Gold medals for im
provement were awarded to Mlse Emily
Horning, Sarah Becker, Lorraine Taylor,
Loretta Goheen, Mrs. Frawley and
Master Francis King. Assisting the
students were Miss Freda Hauf and
Master Harry King, violinists; Master
Robert Schmidt and Miss Margaret
Clarke, and little Marie Hayes, whose
songs and dances were heartily ap
The offertory solo at Westminster
Memorial Presbyteiian Church this morn
ing will be an adaptation of sacred words
to the well known song, "I Hear You
Calling Me," sung by Elmo Jasper. Mrs.
Byram will be at the organ for the last
time this season, as she starts for the
Adirondacks tomorrow morning. She
will bo accompanied by Mrs. "William
Benham. formerly contralto soloist of St.
Margaret's Episcopal Church, who will
spend the summer with Mrs. Byram at
| Owl-y-out Lodge.
Pupils of Miss Marguerite Ison gave
their annual musical al her residence
studio Wednesday evening, when the fol
lowing program wss well rendered and
| well received: Duet. "Flying Doves," by
{Masters Uarry and Ronald MacNab;
solos, "At School March," Miss Carrie
Morns; "The Dancers," by Nellie Mc
Connell; "Morning Prayer," by Master
Harry MacNab; "Cupid's Dance," Miss
Gertrude Rose; "Second Valse," by Miss
Clara-. Kraus; "Les Pierrots," Master
Martin Gibson: "Tulip," Miss Louise
Freeman; "Little FairySchottische," Miss
Bertha Morris; "Springtime," Master
Ronald MacNab, and "Marie," Miss
Clara Kraus. ~
The third of a series of recitals by
pupils of Lewis Corning Atwater took
place recently at his residence studio.
Compositions by Chopin, Schumann,
Wagner and Liszt were presented by the
young pianists, among them Misses
Janet Little, Elizabeth Collison, Edith
Evans, Dorothy Terry, Florence Derrick,
Sadie Hart, Dorothy Lepper. Elizabeth
Johnston, Iriua Quackenbush. Agnes
Souder, Theodosla Walter, Cyrllle Ireton
and Lockle Kincer.
An interesting program was rendered
Monday evening at the Foster recital hall
by pupils of Miss Anna Isora Bingaman
The young pianists did creditable work,
the numbers worthy of special mention
being Mendelssohn's "Spring Song," play
ed by Rosemary Arnold, and "Gavotte,"
Haendel. by Master Reginald Newton.
Other numbers on the program were:
Duet, "Little Fairy." Ellwooa and Law
rence Vermillion; solos. "Spring Voices,"
Humphrey Walsh; "Hunting Song," and
"An Old Dance," George Reed; "Cour
age" and "Song of the Seashell," Merlin
Weirich; "Merry Bobolink" and "Robin's
Lullaby," Ellwood Vermillion; "The Fair"
and "By the Spring," Lawrence Vermil
lion; "Cuckoo Song'rand "Dorothy," Phebe
Fleming; "Pastorale" and "Heather
Rose," Phyllis Robinson; "Sonata," by
Mozart, Reginald Newton; "Mignonette"
and "Bluette," Grace Weber; "idilio" and
"Scarf Dance," Sarah Coopor; "Fresh
Life," Reginald Newton, and "Hunting
Song," by Mendelssohn, and "Les Syl
vian^," Rosemury Arnold.
Recent musical events of interest in
elude a piano recital at the Washington
Club by pupils of Miss Mary Tipton
Talbott. The program included both solo
and ensemble numbers, among them the
duet, "Gypsy Life," Misses Lydla Shephard
and Elizabeth Harr; "In the Month of
May," Miss Carolyn Louise Clapp; "The
Happy Hunter" and "Melody Waltz,"
Miss Marjorie Irene Wilbur: "The Mill,"
Miss Kathryn Louise Elliott; "Peasant's
Frolic," Miss Evelyn Berkeley; "Jap
anese Doll" and "The Hunter's Horn,"
Miss Lydla 8hepard; "Hunter's Chorus"
from "Der Frelschut*," Miss Natalie Gor
don and Miss Minnie Katharine Davis;
"March of Fingall's Men," Miss Eliza
beth Harr: "Joyous Peasant." by Schu
mann, "Soldiers are Coming," Miss Nata
lie Gordon; "Morning Song" and "The
Hunter's Song," Miss Minnie Katharine
Davis, and "On the Meadow," Miss Anna
Margaret Hane; "Romance Poetique"
aud "Song of Spring," Del Sullivan:
"Minuet" from Sonata, Op. 49, No. 2, by
Beethoven; "Fantasle," bv Mozart, and
"Norwegian." by Grieg. Miss Louise Car
man; "Slumber Song" and "Turkish
Rondo." by Mozait, Miss Elizabeth Ellis
Clapp; "Minuet" from Symphony In E
flat, by Mozart. Miss Elizabeth Ellis
Clapp and Miss Louise Carman.
Mrs. Myra Whitney-Hall presented her
piano pupils in their annual recital Tues
day evening at her new home, Brookland,
before a large audience. Mfss Lillian
Clienoweth, contralto, assisted with four
sqngs, and Mrs- c. V. Burnside gave sup
port in the brilliant Beethoven concerto
played by Mrs. Hall. At the close the
pfeplls presented Mrs. Hall with a bust
of Shakespeare.
The program follows: "Fatlnitza
March," Misses Nieineyer, Remsberg,
Mitchell and Earl Mitchell; "Scotch Bag
pipes." Miss Rowan McHugh; "March of
the Recruits," Mies Lois Mitchell: "Com
ing of Spring," Miss Alice Harbaugh:
"In Poppy Land." Miss Marian Harrell;
"Joyful March." Misses Harrell, Har
baugh and Mitchell; "Valse Sempllce."
by Cooke, Earl Mitchell; "The Bird Cho
rus," Miss Laura Remsberg: Intermezzo,
Op. 8, No. 5. by von Wilm, Miss Gertrude
I Niemeyer; duet In E flat (A Dance), He
ber Brumbaugh and Mrs. Hall; songs,
"An Old Riddle," and "The Sweetest
Flower,' Miss Chenoweth; overture,
"Pique Dame,'' Miss Gove, Miss Swingle,
Robert Gooch and Mrs. Hall; Sarabande
(from D-mlnor suite), by Handel. Miss
Ernestine Niemeyer; "Paplllon," by
Grieg, Miss Mildred Ggve; "Roundelay."
by Schumann, Miss Gertrude Niemeyer;
"Shepherds AU and Maidens Fair," Rob
ert Gooch; "tfalon~Ktude,*' by Pirkhert,
for l?ft hand, Miss Gertrude Swingle;
songs, "Dear Heart" and "My Mammy's
Lullaby." Miss Chenowetfc; minuet, by
Tours, Misses Ernestine und Gertrude
Niemeyer; "By Moonlight," pilss
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Latest Danr?i. Argentine Taneo.
Belasco Theater top floor. Select. M. !Wg>-T.
Gove; "Nachstuck," Op. 2"}. No. 4, by
Schumann, Robert Gooch; Nocturne, Op.
32. No. 1, and Valse, No. 2. by Chopin.
Miss Gertrude Swingle; Concerto in G
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tral parts on second piano,' by Mrs. C.
V. Burnside.
Too Much Bustle in Life in
United States.
Charge Hade That Ifew Yorkers Do
Nof Snow How to live?Rest
less and Eager.
From the London Standard.
"Yes," the countess is absolutely right,"
said the Rev. Hugh B. Chapman of the
Chapel Royal Savoy, when his attention
was called to the remarks on America
made by the Countess Krasicka to New
York reporters on her return from Eu
rope, which were printed in yesterday's
"The countess says that New Yorkers
don't know how to live; that the average
American has no culture, and that the
statue of liberty did not thrill her one
bit. and she is right. My many visits to
the LTnited States have taught me that
there is something rostleess, feverish and
hard in American life that is absolutely
intolerable to a European of Teal culture.
Money dominates Aiperican life to the
point of absurdity, and a visitor is made
to feel that every one ts trying to 'do him
in the eye.' Americans really don't
know how to live. *How we envy you for
your taking life so quietly,' my good
American friends say to me when I visit
them. 'You don't seem to have any wor
ries at all!' And I reply that I'm content
because I don't want Anything. Calm
ness, carelessness?those are the great
virtues the American haven't got, and I
preached to them on the sub/ect.
"The countess says that she doesn't
love her own country, and that, I assure
you. Is because her countrymen don't
know how to take their amusements.
Gayety is inherent in European peoples
is natural to them.' The American, op the
other hand, says, 'Well, I've been slaving
here long enough. Now I'll knock off and
be gay for three months-' And forthwith
he labors at his pastime even as he did
at his roll-top desk. It is pitiful to watch
him trying to have a good time. He lands
In London, flits wildly and nervously
about, ever saying, nasally, 'I've got to
rush off some cablegrams.' or 'Say! fcow
can I take on Oxford. Canterbury and
Chester in one day?' or 'Hustle up. there'*
"As for being thrilled at the sight of
the statue of liberty?no, it never im
pressed me. much, either. Why celebrate
anything so obvious and matter of fact a?
liberty? The Etatue is an expression of
the same trait which lead^ Uje American
to boast of the number of polo ponies and
Italian paintings he possesses."
A somewhat different but equally eluci
dating opinion as to the "horridness" of
America was given to a representative by
Dr. Carl Hagen, an American livipg in
London. "Yes," ho lmltted, "America is
not the happy hr .ng ground for every
body. For won i of the leisure cla>s,
who prefer all t'-t picturesque and roman
tic refinements - at go with the enjoyment
of ancestral fonunes and ancient estates,
there is more to delight them in Europe
that there is in the new world, for the
tone of strenuousness In our lite reaches
to the women as well as to the men. In
no country is woman more the sceptered
queen of the horpe, with every good thing
lavished upon her, than she is with us?
with this difference: The American hus
band is apt to give his wife everything
but himself- He is too busy making
money for her to spend to associate much
with ner.
"After all," said Dr. Hagen, "I believe
the countess' remarks were simply a little
hoax on our rather offitdous newspaper
men. We Americans have a good deal of
national vanity, you know, ? and rather
like to have the incens# burned under our
noses. The countess had doubtl*pts been
through that ordeal of landing before, and
this time worked a Utile game on her tor
Mr. John Drew's and
Billie Burke's
Charming Comedy
4, Sit
Qrlers I
Bernard Shaw's Greatest
Beautiful Somen I r I'hofo of
one of the I'opular I'lajrm
gtvrn to raoh lady at Tkurk
4mi and Friday Matinem.
Thr SiryrlKf of thr Srama
"Mrs. Wiggs
of the
Cabbage Patch"
The Capital's Ideal Report
for Fun and Rest. Good! _
A Capital Idea!! ?
Cafes and Hotels.
AH Refreshments.
Moderate Prices
Free Carabet Shows Today.
Cool Sea Breezes.
Sandy Beaches
All Amusements.
Evening trains leave Beach
today at 6:oo, 8:30, 10:00
and 11 :oo.
Popular Base Ball
Scores by Innings g
Fares Washington to Bluemoat,
Leesburg, I'arby'.aji Spring*. fmvellrUle. A?ht?ui?
?Ud luteruirdltte Station*. .
From Washington, $1.00.
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