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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1912.
"THE ROSE 110" '
WINS HEARTS OF
Dainty Light Opera Most
Charming Seen Here
l ' for Months.
Of the sparkto and potent witchery ot
"The Itoae Maid'' there can bo no two
oplnlona. It atole Into town last night
cojrly masquerading as a twin (liter
of "The Spring Maid," but a brief touch
of Its melodic beauty and delicate ro
mantic charm dispels the Idea that it
need remain In the eclipsing shadow ot
tho other for a moment. It Is the moot
charming light opera that Washington
has seen- In many a month and a big
audlenco at tho Columbia last evening
liberally evinced Its enjoyment.
This dainty Berlin piece trips lightly
from dreamy, languorous waltses to
clever, scintillating fun of the Broad
way typo, and la as replete .with desir
able citizens of the feminine persuasion1
as the most hardened! first nlgnter could
wish. It Invites comparison with many
a famed success of, "the past decade,
and In Its score. Its comedy, and en
semble effect It leaves the auditor with
the rare and satisfying sensation of
having basked In the radiant light of
genuine opera comlque Instead of the
spurious products which flourish llko
tho green bey tree.
Journey into Fairyland.
"The Ilose, Maid" la a little Journey
Into fairyland, trimmed with sweet melo
dies and djlnty young women, with a
plot which narrowly avoids the pitfall of
saccharine sentimentality, with really
effective comedy breaking through the
enveloping languor of romance when
the hase threatens to become heavy and
costuming and equipment, all of the
standard to which metropolitan audi
ences are accustomed.
The cast presents few names that
Hash familiarly across the great white
way, but among others la the Veteran
of many a hard-fought operatic field,
II. E. Graham, In a ' typical Graham
part and at tho Graham best Ills song,
The Happy Family," was the most
popular of the evening. The operetta
bears the distinction of being uncom
monly woll sung by a cast which Is
never allowed to slut1 any of the deli
cate nuances of the music, but Is held
to Its task every moment by the skill
ful baton ot DeWItt Coolman. Miss
Juliette DIka, also a metropolitan fa
vorite. Is seen In a characteristic Pari
sian role, and the long and charm
ing line of girls Is headed by a de
mure and rather clever finger. Miss"
Dorothy Maynard, who was as vocally
adequate as she Is pulchrltudlnously
satisfying. The dominant melodic motif
Is "Hoses Bloom For Lovers," which
Miss Maynard sings with grace and
Comedians Are Clever,
Miss Edith Decker disclosed a crys
talline soprano In the role of the Prin
cess Hilda, and Arthur Clough, alter-'
natlng with Vincent Sullivan In the
part of the Duke ot Dorchester, sang
the romantic lead extremely well last
evening.' Two comedians, whose metier
has hitherto been somewhat dif
ferent are Rd Gallagher and Al Shean,
but they fell Into "The Itose Maid" pic
ture with ease and dispensed rare and
excellent comedy throughout the even
ing. This brings us to the chorus girls.
really bewitching bevy who sing and
dance with some of the demure refine
ment which Broadway musical comedy
has all but eliminated from oilr stage.
The score Is tuneful and richly melod
ious without an echo of ragtime or
Cheap Interpolation In It. The piece Is
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"Widow" school need not be expected
here for many weeks to come.
The bill ot burlesque at the Oayety
yesterday was given by that entertain
ing galaxy of comedians and singer
known aa "The Social Maids," headed
by the clever comedian, George Stone,
and the captivating comedienne, Jennie
Austin. They ore supported by a rap
able company, every member of which
contributed an unusual amount ot good
singing and clever dancing.
The Ilurtlg play this year la known
as "The Boys From Home," and la In
two acta, the first scene Is Isld In Vene
zuela, while the second act takes place
on board an American war vessel. The
stage settings and costumes are unusual
ly elaborate, and the entire show goes'
wun a aasn ana vim.
Stone Is assisted by Billy Baker, Wil
bur Dobbs. Jimmy Connor, and A. Ray
cob. Supporting Jennie Austin In num
erous song numbers are Etta Plllard,
May Williams, and Josle Klne. . .
The hit ot the show Is the Social
Maids, Texas Tommy Octet, headed by
George Stone, and Etta Plllard. present
Ins a clever dancing specialty. Two
capacity houses yesterday accorded the
company a warm welcome.
JoseDh K. Watson and Will H. Cohan
aro the "big guns" at the New Lyceum
this week, where -they. are featured In a
two-act comedy entitled "A Marriage of
convenience. iner are amy assistea
by Miss Fay Odell, Irving Hay, and
Watson and Cohan, playing the parts
of Brushky and Rushky, two American
Jews ar.d soldiers ot fortune In a Mex
ican revolution, soon "warmed' up to
the audience, and the fun was on. The
entire show centers about these two
comedians, and tils' large audience
which attended Inst nlrht reallv was
given a treat. ;
watson and Cohan sang some songs
r.ew to Washington, and, Judging from
the encores ther twrAlvi.fi following
each, large crowds can be expected dur
ing tho rest of the week. There Js one
thing the New Lyceum patrons demand
and that Is snappy songs and Jokes, and
Watson and Cohan delivered the goods
In blc; packages along this line.
a. Aiarriage ot convenience" is a
BtOr" WherA A fvtran htnaa l lft n
large eatate by her father, but this she
ooen not get until sne nas married an
American. Brushkv unit TtiinhW i
candidates for the heiress' hand In mar
riage, and she finally marries Itushky,
In hopes that he soon will be killed' In
the revolution to which he consented to
be one ot its generals. Plenty ofcom-
JL. " lmca m ne piay.
There Is a chorus of about twenty-five
girls, all fairly good looking and well
'A Fool Them Win" lti tnr nt
passion and power, captivated a largo
audience last night at the Academy.
William L. Gibson, the husband, and
Elsie Jane Wilson, the woman, shared
equal honors. Miss Wilson Is a young
Australian actress, making her first
tour of this country with the company,
and has the principal feminine charac
ter role. Her acting In the last scene
of the third act demonstrated her abil
ity In the difficult role of the Vampire.
Applause was showered on William L.
Gibson, , the husband, who headed the
roupe. his acting throughout the per
ormance of the character nnrt wit
marked by forccfulness, despite his
Another stellar role was portrayed
with effect by Miss Agnes Mapes, the
wife. Rupert Julian, tho friend, from
the first curtain rise merited the ap
preciation lot the audience.
Marion irreaenc, trie sister, did not
come up to the standard set by the
other principals. Her voice, being de
cidedly weak, -at times was scarcely
Agatha Frederic, the child: contributed
a pleasing counteracting effect of the
seriousness of the play by her childish
questions and pranks. In the company
were also Charles Ellwood. the secre
tary: Walter B. Woodaall, Edward
uiare, ana otners.
you only knew
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William Farnum, in Broth
er's Role, Ably Supported
by Little Miss Woorster.
Somebody once said that all la fair In
love and war. Bnt It la a. doubt of
this that makes tho plot of the stirring
play. "The Littlest Rebel," at the Na
tional, n which William Farnum, the
star, and Little Miss Boots Woorster,
the child who takes the title role, divide
"The Littlest Rebel" has been here
before, but that fact seems only to en
dear It the more to Washlngtonlans, It Is"
a drama unusual away from the gen
eral typo of war plays, and, as Its
scents are set near Richmond, Juat a
little moro than a hundred mllea away,
It seems almost local.
Love of the father for his little ohlld,
and the perils that he will face to see
her Is properly cared for In the baala
of the play. And tho pretty story Is
told with an admirable simplicity. The
theme Is like that of "The Rainbow,"
seen hero last week, but the plays, of
course, aro vastly different.
Started In Vaudeville.
"The Littlest Rebel" Is an expansion
ot a vaudeville sketch, which now con
stitutes the second act. Colonel Mor
rison, of the United States cavalry,
Played by Farnum, finds a rebel scout
hiding In the loft of a shack on a
plantation near Richmond. The appeal
of the "Littlest Rebel," the daughter ot
the rebel scout, and for whom he has
faced capture and almost death, wins
a pass for the scout from the Union
It Is this action that causes tho death
penalty to be Imposed upon the officer,
and the scout, who Is captured by a
personal enemy of Morrison. The pair
Is taken before General Grant, where a
plea for a pardon Is made. The General
steadfastly refuses to grant the pardon
until the "Littlest Rebel," the tiny
daughter of the scout, appeals to him.
The warrior finally relents, and all
Strong Child's Part.
There are a number of good scenes In
the play, notably the close of the last
act, the Incidents of which have Just
been related. A motherless child plead
ing with a hard-hearted general for her
father's life makes a beautiful picture
There Is a battle scene at the close
of the third act, which, unlike most
stage battles. Is quite realistic
This year William Farnum Is starring
alone In the play. In the role formally
played by his brother. Farnum Is an
actor of exceptional merit and plays the
part equally as well aa his brother,
who. nerhans. Is better known to thea
Vlrgle, the little girl. Is played by Miss
woorster. mo youngster is cnarmmg
and plays the part with the Intelligence
of a person much older than herself.
There are a few brlet moments, how
ever, when she Is self-conscious, a fault
common with most children on the
Miss Frances NewhaJl gives a. fair
Impersonation of a young southern maf
tron. and Sam J. Burton, as Uncle Hilly,
the faithful slave. Is very clever. Miss
Mamie Lincoln, as Sally Ann, the col
ored girl. Is good.
The play Is wall mounted.
Complete Line of
HEAD WEEK' BILL
AT CHASE THEATER
Mclntyre-and Heath Share
the Honors with Van
The management of Chase's new
home of polite vaudovlllc has provided
another excellent list of attractions for
this week's patrons, and headed by tl.o
deans of American minstrelsy, Mcln
tyro and Heath, provides a high urndu
class of entertainers. The black-face
comedians for Monday and Tuesday
performances of the week are present
ing their former success, "Walllnff nt
the Church." Of course, they sustain
their reputation of nearly forty years
Htandlng as Impersonators ot tho real
"darky" of the ante-bellum 4ty.
Ranklna- seconit on the hill as taken
from tne approval or their act us dem
onstrated by the applause of the audi
ences comu a us Van and Joo Schenck,
who are the best cabaret entertainers
seen at Chase's this season. They pre
sent ono of the liveliest, funniest, and
most entertaining repertoires of songs
heard for a long time, and they were
Edith Helena, nn operatic singer,
heard In Washington nn aeverni n.
caslons with high-class companies, gives
a delightful number of songs that were
appreciated by tne audience. Her open
ing number was the aria from "Mar
tha," and for an encoro she sang "The
Last Rose of summer" quite effectively.
This she followed with "Comln' Thro'
the Rye." To an Insistent encore Miss
Helena gave a vocal Imitation of a
violin, using an Instrument to further
carry out the deception.
Bert Levy, the celebrated New York
cartoonist Is another entertainer al
ways popular with Chase audiences.
Ills wonderful projecting caricature re
flector makes his work tar above the
plane of the ordinary acta of this kind.
Kleanore Irving and James McCormack
appear in a musical revue called "Flirt,
ology" along the lines of the Bayes
Norworth act that was very pleasing.
A novelty feature, and a decidedly
amusing number on the program Is the
Max Burlesque Circus, with dogs,
ponies, clowns, and all that goes to
make up the sawdust ringed show; even
Including the balky mule, furnished a
pleasing diversity. Feats of daring are
furnished by Claude Roode, one of the
aerial stars of the Rlngllng shows. The
animated photo-picture review gives tho
latest Important events In history, and
picture of Roosevelt, Wilson and Tatt
are shown, with the request that the
audience give Its approval of their re
spective candidates by applause. At
last night's performance the greeting
was about equal to the three party lead
ers. The organ recital at Intermission at
tracted a large portion of the audience
to the promenade lounge.
Lovers of skating were prominent
among the throng of visitors at the Ar
cade, Fourteenth street and Park road
northwest, last night.
The rink, which has entered upon Its
third seaton, has been put in perfi'Ct
shape, a new maple floor and new
skates having been Installed and every
thing arranged to assure patrons the
best possible attention.
The general appearance of the hall
was a subject of general conversation
last night. Edward S. Whiting Is again
In .charge of the rink, and this fact In
Itself Is enough to assure a successful
season. From now on sessions will be
held e.very morning, afternoon, and
evening with a special procram tf
muslo each time.
Any Victor dealer in
any city in the world
will gladly play any
music you wish to hear.
$15 to $200
Victors, $10 to $100
Victor Talking Machine Company
Camden, N. J.
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Change From Drama Is Well
Received at Avenue
Poll's Ttvater changed from drama to
vaudeville last evening, and so far as
could be judged from attendance and
applause at the first performance, the
popularity of the playhouse will not
The headllner of the bill Is "A Night
In the Park," In which Harry Van, a
looao-Jolnted dancer, Ruth Lockwood, a
lively soubrettc, and the Electric City
Four share honors. In a tabloid mus
ical comedy there Is not much time
for elaboration of plot, and the danocs
and songs are the thing.
"Mysterious Edna" Is an aeroplane
less aviator, one of thoso "levltators."
The Illusion Is cleverly staged and
most Impressive. The Poll bill begins
with photoplays of tho best quality,
and this opening Is followed by a pair
who call themselves the Gagnoux. They
aro Jugglers who possess much skill
and who have thought out some novel
feats to do In the equilibrating line. ,
One, Pletro, comes forward with a
piano accordion, which Is an accordion
with A pianoforte keyboard. Senor
Pletro with a fairly attractive person
ality plays all kinds ot music on his
novel Instrument, Ills performance was
Bessie La Count Is a singing panto
mlmlst. She scored heavily with an
Imitation of a morning toilet, which was
quite amusing, and a slangy recitation
won mora violent plaudits.
Other numbers on the bill, which Is a
well-balanced one, are a singing turn
with a flavor of comedy by Eckoft and
Gordon, and a dancing offering by
Mortis and Kramer, This gives an
original Imitation of Alexander's famed
band as played by the Salvation Army.
Cosmos audiences were delighted yes
terday with the bill for this week. Per
haps the most striking offorin- is that
of the Four Grohlvlnls, acrobats, whose
work Is marvelous. The Three Romans,
musical artists, on the harp-guitar,
plano-itccordlon, and violin, present a
program of operatic gems, and Bel
torclly and Gllssando. eccentric Inter
national musical comlques. give a mu
sical travesty on strange aid unusual
Snowle Maybelle also has a novel of
fering. In which she tells some clever
stories of children and gives pleasing
Imitations of their voices. Mack 'and
Waters are entertaining with good sing
ing, comedy work, and laughable
Hart and Neale, In a song and dance
sister act, give some clever dance num
bers. The funeral ot the great Salva
tion Army leader. General Booth, la the
feature of the Pathe weekly review thla
week, which heads the motion picture
Alber's Great Polar Bear Act la the
headltner at tix Casino this .week, and
delighted the audience last evening with
some -wonderful acrobatic stunts. The
management announced that on ac
count of the great strain to the ani
mals, their act would appear only once
In the afternoon between the two per-
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Mahogany or oak
formances, but will appea'r twice each
Ruth Curtis, an advertised beauty who
measured up to her advertising, sang
several topical songs with good voice
and expression. Oenrre Mnor him a
Juggling act worthy 'of. attention, some-
or nis ieats oeing original and well
executed. Pearl and Roth have a musi
cal comedy skit, the music coming from
cigar boxes, broom handles and other
Improvised Instruments In addition to
tho piano and their voices.
Brown and Bartolettl have a song and
joke act that Is funny all the way
through. Wills snd Dwyer, German
comedians, did not arrive tn time for
the performance last evening but will
appear with their act the remainder of
the week. Motion pictures add to the
LAST OF THE SEASON
October 10, 1112.
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Inaugural Week of Hlch-Claaa Vaudertlle.
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