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jpwajssiBKw v 10 THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SUNDAY, MAY 31? 1914. i -J- en Some Left-Overs for the Theater Idlers By GARDNER MACK. The play of the bustle ami uasqtic pjrlod of dramatic HtJralii'e 1-as Ven formally transferred from the &age to the library liooksoelf. Nw York tossed 'A Scrap of Taper" r nchalantly Into the waste basket of r eatrical oblivion, where all good plays 5. whn they have rerved their turn i, the board. And V asbinlon did ? -netlilns of tha samo thm in the lalttr of "The Charity Ball." Clasjica u.iugh ooth of these may be, 19s amusement reeking puollc of today lia3 tj m nd on bomcthins else. Tiu aver age theatergoer is an opportunist of tho Tost intensive type and opportunists nave a haait of forgetting all ibout Jtsterdas. Styles change more rjuick ' In cverj-thing. Tne tty'e "I acting Tor which these two plays 3r wrlt .cn has been almost completely thanked. I"-da. the public waata a more timet rpeal And this is not a new UeIop tr.cnt of the drama either. S niton Strunsky in an article In the current number of the Atlantic Monthly points Mit that thi reason the Greeks surged nto the theaters lay largelj In ths im-t 'hat the plays shown dealt, with thmss hat everybody knew about. 'W hile hu man nature may Sherwin-Williams it--self In different colors nowadays. It Kill wants to seo the things it knows about. And It doesnt know anj thing at all about the stage mannerisms of thirty years ago. If the plays that have been mentioned should be re- amped to suit present day methods or put on as a person would put on a play of that period written today. It is likely that it would receive the sup port Us dramatic worta demands The passing of the old school of Dlay presentation has never been more ompletely, demonstrated than in Frank Keenan's sketch, "Vindication," pro Suced last week at Keith's. The very !act that Keenan produced a sketch at Keith's is significant of this. Keenan belongs to the type of artist who was Soomed to always get minor considera Jon because the class of characters he xcelled in presenting cannot be made "ho most Important figure in a play of egulax length without stretching dra matic conventions to the breaking ooint. He is what is known as a "char- j oomt. He is what is Known as a cnar- ""-" "r-""l.-rn rive an Imitation of acter" actor-though why that name . he undertook to gUe an "on should be selected for tH passes nnderCso wburiesque jP itandlng as all parts in plays call for he development of character. But ICeenan's art lay in sinking his Indi .iduallty Into a character that lifted a star lntw big situations. Frequently exc elling the star in the art of his in erpretatlon he was nevertheless Soomed to always be an "also ran" a the review of the play. In the minds f some of us casual theatergoers the Jevelopment of characters as actors of Ceenan's type develop them repre lents the most complete realization of he actor's art? Modern vaudeville has made It Tos ;ible for actors like Keenan to get their jest work before the public and has nabled the public to concentrate its mention on actors like Keenan. Tfcey tan develop a single character con sistently by subordinating everything lse to Its development. The fifteen ninutes of "Vindication" gave the au lience a complete example of Keenan s nork for the simple reason that It was lot compelled to divide Interest among i cast full of people. And In that re inect both the audience and the actor a ere gainers. indication" was a remarkable piece f dramatic literature if one might call t that because It contained at least ie sharp departure from convention, t was the story of an old Confederate soldier who was a very simple, direct jian. given to forceful utterance. And Si leaving nothing of the force of his stterance to the imagination, it de arted most sharply from the usual and tae ground for discussion. The old 'oldier used a very profane oath In , course of his plea for his son's ifc There was not a person in the idience who did not feel assured a man ' the type portrayed wcild have said tt what this man said on the occa ron he said it But when he actually COLUMBIA n effort has been made by the Co lumbia Players to present something mtlrcly out of the ordinary this week n Libertv Hall." Manager Berger las long had this piece in contcmpla jon but it has been only through an ppcal to the personal friendship of haries Frohman that he was able to rrure it at this time. The story is hat of two attractive young women, he daughters of Sir Norman Chllworth, t ho upon his death find themselves lenmless. Sir Norman had despised he plodding -old book-seller, William odraan, who happened to have mar-ic-d the bister of Sir Norman's wife, ut the latter's big heart extends to )J penniless girls a home in his hum i r quarters back of the book-shop, "l-ither comes a charming youn man, allulg himself Mr Owen, who in real y a cousin of great wealth. Hji has alien in love with Blanche and deter ines to win her" for himself alone." pietty love story with a happy de .uurnent follows and brings to a close nc of the prettiest of comedies Earl rown will be Mr. Owen, and Vio t Heming. Blanche Chilworth. The her members of the company are ally well cast. POU'S Porter Emerton Browne s intenit r.na'lv successful pla "The Spend- ift"" will be presented at Poll's eater tomorrow afternoon for the .rtt time at popular prices The play ih a gripping story of American life nd one that a. great many famous rii'f have proclaimed the greatest i.arii.an Hramn ppr written. Tho piHral" figure of this famous stage' tor . is Richard Ward, a man who. iorks hard, who has a natural inclln uon to live within his means, and who 0 t his home. His wife longs for janes and because of his love for ipr at J his efforts to provide her with 1 p plasurpg for which she craves, he t, kT't grinding and toiling under a r mtain of debt which finally toppples r-r on him and forces him Into bank- jpt The action of -The Spend- 1 nft begins in Rlclrd Ward's town f .se ii New York shifts to Mrs. " ard s boudoir in the fame mansion, nd ends in a New York boarding house 1 f months later The first two acts dll for elaborate stave hcttings and ... itiful furnishings There are eight n.pcrtant roles in the story, and their i i rpretatlon will make n severe test n the aetingrfibility of the Poll Play- Miss Jewel, of course, will be (n in the title role. Mr. Buhler will iKVt the character of Richard Ward. 1 hujband. CRANDALL'S Manager Guv Barrett announces an eptlonal bill, for Crandall's this peK Today's principal attraction is 'The Great Bullion Robbery." For .londa and Tuesda Hepworth's l uiorful production of Charles Reade's ook "The Cloister and the Hearth." i- Maid. Wife and Widow," is an to'inced as the main feature. The ipadllner for Thursday and Friday will Jubtire,'' by the Hepnorth Film oiipany The feature to be shown atuiday and Sunday will be "Love. k and Gasoline." a great Vltagraph omedl, with John Bunny. Wally Van nd Li han Walker The large entllat ug Fyftcm makes Crandall's Thater nr of t ic coolest of theaters in the U tj. said it there wa3 a shock. Keenan s development of the character vas one of tho most artistic things he has done Ncer forcing it. leading ghtl.v. te- bv step, to the climax, he brought oui the high- lights in the most skillful manner of the painter, ami gave a tpe to the stage that has often been at tempted, but seldom so adequately pre sented. Purely as an idler in the thea ter, th-j sketch and the actor seemed to me to be very much worth while If the management of the Columbia Theater doesn't keep Ea-l Brown r-up-plled with light comedy parts aurln-j the remainder of the artor'3 stay ni that theater, the patrons of the house nlll miss a frrcat deal of good work Brown had "the first part that came anywhere near fitting hl.m In Mrs Temple's Telegram," and his work fuliv Justified all the nice things that ha.? been said about him in New York and London and other places where he has made a name for himself. Some ipklin;; of the bent of the Brown talents was given In "When Buntv Pulls the Strings." whsre he made "Weellum a most delightful Individual. It remain ed for the character of the fictitious Mr Brown In last week's play to give nltn the opportunity he sought, however, and his work was a revelation to those vJio have only seen him in th-3 raoro serious roles he has had during the greater part of tho Columbia Players' season. In these days of record breaking, when everything that happens is Judged, not in accordance with ltse Immediate effect, but by comparison to similar events of the past, what sort of a. place should be given a man who leaped straight from burlesque to grand opera . From caricaturing Caruso to snSl?K Caruso's parts in competition with the great tenor and getting away with it handsomely? Such is the history or OrvIH6 Harrold. one of the tenors of the Aborn organization, who was the bright star of the Century Opera Company in New Tork last season, and was one of Hammersteln's mainstays at the Manhattan Opera House, and at his London opera house. In the old days Harrold chose to look upon Caruso as a great comedian one of the greatest, he insists. And as Harrold was a mem ber of a burlesque company playing such houses as ine uajeij j ,'"'? "J; exhibition of a very wonaeriui tenor voice that finally caught the ear of Hammersteln and caused Harrold s en gagement by that impresario. In: Lon don Harrold made a wonderful success with grand opera, and this he repeated In New Tork last season. One of the most surprised persons in Washington last Tuesday morning v-as Izetta Jewell when she awoke to learn that she set a new artistic recordin the part of Mary Slade-"The Gov ernor's Lady." Miss Jewell is one of those rare personages among tne peo ple cf the stage who has no Illusions obout herself. She has tried to gauge her own possibilities, and heretofore his steered- her course entirely clear or tl.ose parts cuosuim ...-- - b-cause she did not believe they were in her line. Mary Slade Is a "charac ter" in every sense of the word. Ana .i.A a rtmnrt TrTin has made a T)C- cialty of that particular type of char acters to get very mucn ouj. ui iw ... Jewel" surprised her friends by taking the part, and though they were pre pared for a careful presentation of it by her, they did not expect her to do it so well that It cannot only be classed as one of the best. If not the very best, thing she has ever done here, but or a quality that compares most favorablj with the work of Emma Dunne, who was featured In the original Belasco production of the play, and about whose peculiar personality It was cut to fit When Miss Jewell assumed the oart she assumed It with some misgivings, so that the pleasure she gave those who saw her was shared by her after jho first performance, and her work during the remainder of the week, therefor", was even better than It had been the first night NATIONAL There has appeared to be no dimi nution In the enthusiasm with which Washington has received the members of the Aborn opera company as old favorites appear anil new faces arc seen. The attendance has Increased with every performance and the third week opens tomorrow night auspici ously with two operas of widely var ied character. The first half of the week will include four performances of Puccini's splendid "La Boheme," and the last four performances Degin ning Thursday night will bo occupied with FlotoWs charming "Martha." "La Boheme." with its quaint characters, its picturesque depiction of life in the Latin Quarter og Paris. "Martha' Is a verltahlo gold mine of charming melodies familiar to music loers. The cast of "La Boheme will Include Elena Kirmes. Johanna Kristoffy. Al bert Amadl. Walter Wheatley, James ... .. w..i1 TTmifmiin Pjllll fifll- J3lvt:il. .rtiw" ..-... ., azzl. Gladys Chandler and Mario Car- bonl. In ".Marina ine kuuc s" will appear with the addition of Louise Le Baron. KEITH'S Henry E. Dle. the American actor, whoso fame began with his appearance ir. E. E. Rise's production of "Evange line." as the hind-itrgs of the doncins heifer, will bo seen for the Ural time in high-class vaudeville at the li. V. Keith Theater this week Mr. Dixey's versatility is his mopi conspicuous tiait and this Is seen in his vaudeville med ium, "A Morio-Drama-Vaud-OIoguo." in which he travehtlea. other 8tar3 of the htugc. He can and" does King, whistle, dance, as well as act. Aiothrr on Hpicuous ipature will be the comedienne, Maud Lambert. lat of "0cr the Rivei" with Eddie Foy. and her c- cr ahhociate, Ernest Ball, the popul ir om joser of "Love Me and the Wmld 13 Mint." An act of ncor-fuilin' bin 1033 with Washington'ann is that i Lons. and Yosco. "The Harpist and th ding er" who will be s-oii for the lirat tiino In "Tho Sunny hona of Sunn Itaij " A martial, spectaculnr, Uie "ad ts do t5ascogne, a blackface hklt. "V il.lng a Quick Jump." by Hurtle llorr-ini and Bonnie Gaylord "Th- Two forning Girls." Twiblo, the -oiiortionlt, (Joiin loy and r-affery, the buffoons of the bumps, and the Inlands compl.-to the bill with the usual Jlrarst-Scll "news pictorial and the pip organ recitals. COSMOS With one of the best air cooling plants known to bclence. the Conraos theater this week will begin Its sum mer campaign fairly equipped for what ever hot weather may ome. Com mencing this week then will be a com plette change of bill each Thursday, thus making two complete shows for each week The first half of this week will find Perry's Mintotrol maids as the headliner. The company includes Josle Fljnn. Margaret Krause, Lottie Gardner Marva Rehn and others. Other attractions will include the fam ous Rianos Trio of aerial athlete-, Fa and Minn, with a repertoire of high class vaudeville songs. darccs and other specialties. Addington and Franks, the physical culture girls, and Paganlni, the master viollnUt. AT CAPITAL THEATERS - - a. if iwfiy? -M iiscNaHi HslLa'B&IB-k. BlllH iV. BbbHbHbfbH i'?z.srW & aTaTBTBBBtir -rpifc- BBBBK' l!r M BBBBBBBBBBBB' 2 .BBBbH - BbIH'; "- V H-K . JI I" t it" Ji& s II1SfS5S3B -t-t&zx-- PLAYS COMING NEXT WEEK One of the most delightful combina tions of the spring season of opera will be offered by the Aborns at the Na tional Theater next week. For the first half of the week the offering will be Gounod's masterpiece, "Faust" the popularity of which seems to grow greater and greater. For the four per formances theest of the week, the bill will be Donizetti's "Lucia dl Lammer moor." These operas will bring to Washington Salvatoro Sciarrettl, Or vllle Harrold, Edith Helena, Ivy Scott, Louise HaussniMi. Louise LcBaron, Al fred Kaufman and others. "Sunday" will be everyd-ty at the Columbia theater next week for the plav of that name has been selected by 'Managers Metzerott and Berger for presentation by the- Columbia Players. The comedy was one of the most successful cf the many timely pieces in which Charles Fiohrr.aii pre sentee! Ethel Barrymore durintr the past ten yea's. In the production at the Hudson Theater Miss Barrymnra had associated with her In the cast Bruce McRae. William Sat-ir-son. Ed gar Selwyn, Anita Roth and others The actlen of the piece carries the auditor from the wild cattle ranees of the Far West to th" refined and beautiful surroundings of a typical English home of quality Cosmo Hamilton's sensational play, "The Blindness of Virtue.' will be pre sented here lor tho first time at popu lar prices next Monday afternooh by As announced by Harry Crandall, les see of the Casino Theater, the feature nroduction this week will bo Jack Lon don's famous story "Tho Sea Wolf," In seven parts. The cast of characters In cludes Jfobart Boswortli, Herbert Raw- Itnpnn and Viola liarry on iaracii. captain of the Ghost, a Boaler bound for the waters of north. Japan. Ih noted even among sealers for his cruelty and wan ton disregard for others Humphrey Van Weyden is a gentleman of leisure. Van Weyden and Maud Brewster aro survivors of a shipwreck pW-ked up by the Ghost. With tho advent of Maud Brewster, Interest centers m tho love story which quickly develops, until, af ter many hardships. Wolf l.arsen Is at last laid J.o rest In the mightv seas and Van Weyden and Maud are happily pla'-ed In the library of their homo, whero Humphrey begins the book which tells of their experiences and of Wolf lirs-en's death The Casino M showing four performances eerv day. two In tho atternoon and two In the evening The Casino prices will br o ents In the afternoon and 5 and 10 rents in the evening. GLEN ECHO Clearly convinced that the dancing ex hibitions given by Lillian Tayler and her dancing partner, Howard Leslie Holt, arc entirely to the liking of Its patrons, the management announces that arrangements have been made to extend their engagement for another week. As a result there Is every indi cation that every night this week the big pavilion at Glen Echo will be pack ed. That the dance craze prevalent over the country Is Just as much in evidence in Washington as elsewhere Is clearly shown by the Immediate popu larity these clever dancers attained. Another of the free features that park patrons are commenting on erj favoi ably this e.ir Is the open-air pletures. This afternoon and tonight the special attraction will be the first of the series of Sunda concerts bv the Soldiers' Homo lluud led by John S. M Zimmer man. Willi real summer weather here special consideration is shown all-duy outlng parties and the kiddles especially find the park with its big playground a ciandy place to spend an afternoon. CASINO CONCERTS " (EErCHNlSoOD 5sscrcoHi --S&rvgb & "Z&to&P&A,. .'! ifSav &&$Ltsmz WfriM, J '.. i.f.,A ?& WOTO IZlLTTS-gkwZJU aCHGSXH JOLXS the Poll Players. The drama has been commended by the Rev. Dr. Parkhurst. the Rev. Madison C. Peters, and other famous clergymen as "the most power ful sermon on indiscretion through ig norance ever preached to American mothers and their daughters." Dr. Eliot, of Harvard University, also ex tolls the play. "The Blindness of Vir tue" tells tho story of the daughter of a rector of a small parish near Lon don. The girl's ignorance of life leads her Into a compromising situation, which her father misunderstands. Emma Carus, former star of "A Broadway Honeymoon," aided by Carl Randall, the dancing feature of the ,o, hit . will . .n tmrethor nt the n F. Keith Theater next week, head- Ing a bill of light attractions suitable for summertime. Miss Cams will s'ns! 'X&Xzw x"- zwur '.': jty-g ; 'S;f I CBB"B"B"B"B"B"BB-fc? ": "1 AZaBm bbbh'bwbbV v BBRK?il2?v II 1 1 1 bIbIbIbIbIbIbIV 'WXiV flalBhBl. Ill NS&5 ? MP d!tti.-3 and Mr. Randall will interpo-; one s own home, the record is illtis ljt.. mmlprn hocIoIv and Russian whirl." tratcd by an attractive book. As the wind dances. The English vocal i)' 'SSiJttl a long aDsence. oiepp. wwuiu ". King will reappear after a long inter-1 val in their latest hit and Mane and! Jllliy nan will uuer a at-i;im. ", Tl nlt 'Tlio fMrriis iz.i iirnr i-niir"fi . and diverting rcatures win uo juh. Nash and company in "Her First Case ;" Irene and "iioDDie omun, jo lando Brothers. Charles Thomson, the ltoarst-Sol c news pictorial, ana me pipe organ recitalB. With open doors, fans blowing, through the auditorium, making the temperaturo from twenty to thirty degrees cooler than outdoors, the B. F. Keith Theater today will give concerts at S and S p. m. Tho bill will be composed or all tho stars and l i v (kr-Aaf lit 1 f - tirrtn n nnnnlot-' t'i-iri-1 ! k Ujp ,,rinc,pal attractions In Ing Frank Keenan and company In "Vindication": Prince Floro the chim panzee comedian: the Great Asahl troupe cf Japanese conjurors. Cleo Gascolgnc, the littlest grand opera prima donna; the Threo Ellisons, and other regular and added numbers. Two numbers, tho march and air de ballet from Massenet's "Scenes Plttor esque;" Suppe's ovorturc, "Morning. Noon and Night." "Threo Dances,' from German's "Henry VIII." the Wallace overture, "Lurllne:" the Rachmaninoff "Prelude." and Curti's valso lente, "Maeswar," will be selections Included In the elaborate orchestral program featured at the Cosmos Theater con certs today from 3 to 10 3) p. m. Others will Include Zlehrers "The Kiss Waltz." Osborne's characteristic. "American Tango." Friedman's "I'aprikana March," and Grady's "Uncle Sail's Mono Bags." "DisraelF'in London. When George Arlls.s arrives In London this weeK a proposal will bo made to him to appear Ir the till- rolo of tho tw-lco postponed London production of .. .r f.L.i.-'a niftr..fll " lillf Itnlimn -.fJlJIM II. I .- --.-..---... - .........u be mad- to stage the firrMntroments can play lmmcdlatfly for a summer run. it will be ImposMUie mr .n .w -. ii e-ou-hldcr tho offer tli-i fifth American sea son In "Dliraell" begins on Labor Dav Ho will visit tho South and the I'aeilic oast, and parts of Canada, all of whicli Is territory In whlrli "Disraeli has not yet been .icen Revives Prince of Pilsen. Henry W. Savage has arranged to send "Tho Prince of Pilsen" oi tour acnln John W Ransone. who created ?ho role of Hans Wagner, the Cincinnati brewer, wll' be In the east Chesapeake Beach Opeji. Chesapeake Beach report ..pencil for the season esterday n "''" r"" Htr'ucted .luring the winter to permit the landing of the steamer Dreamland, adds to the fishing and crabbing facilities. THIS WEEK BBBBBBBBBBBw A iL.-' ' " ,JMmL I nBBBK- " ' ' bIbBbI HbbbV. 1bbbbH WALLIE VAN, At Crandall's Theater. Canned Travelogues Put On the Amusement Menu Following the very profitable exam plo of grand opera stirs .v.id other stige celebrities, tho IravvMecturen hhvo tcvun to hai their -.Urattd --- -;.- --- --. ..j.iib n-w Jiumction to tn talKin-i machine. !'C " M f tiiwj tr.vt-: .-c.irJs . :!1 A u.. in Berlin," pr ?! and le- ' ! l-y E. M. N--vim.i "tne .r.irl talk man," has proved an lMtanUa.eous success. To complete the illusion of voice of tho lecturer describes the fa- " " ha, merely to turn the --- "- " .- . ., ...u me scene Derore his eyes. Mr. .Newman i planning to make a complete library nt travel records covering every part - of the world. Three Prima Donnas Sing The Part of "Antonia" Tlie Aborn Company completed a record last night by presenting three "Antonlas" in four performances of "Tho Tales of Hoffmann" during tho week. Eileen Castles sang the part last night, following similar performances Thursday and Friday by Bertha Shalck and I.cna Mason. Miss Castles gavo a very lino Interpretation of the character her singing being fully up to the Aborn standard, and her acting even better than Is expected In the prima donna of an opera company. "Drahma" at the Pen. Application was rnado son time ag to V. Ray Comstock for an inmate of Ajburn penitentiary for two plajkts requiring male tiiaracttrs only, to be produced by an d"-prisc4.er cast on Memorial Day. ilolorool: l.iinr. le-cmii-ir.eiHe-d "Fear" and "Tho Hur.l Man." two distinctly n-isculme play. l.ut ir.Gru-ly clean, -jo scripts and part.-: vere 'icwardcd tj tho applicant thiough Warden Rattlgan. vvlu readily gave Ills consent to the arran-.iin.iit. The cop biguco will play -Mr lillnn .s part, and will stage tho production!. Yh re lease of tho pieces for such use Is not designed as a corrc-Uor of criminal mind, but merely as a dlvcraluu lor the confined. Alice Brady in New Play. Alice Brady made her appearanco In the first production of "Sylvia Runs Away" In Boston last week The pro duction was onl a tiout and will bo put on next season b "Papa" W. A. Brady. "Papa," by the wa. does not think Alice quite old enough or ex-nerlene-eil enough to be announced bold- ' s a star, lie Intends , that she shall appear next season in vjiiue-ri iui-- 3u... van revivals and an emotional part or two. In addition to "Sylvia." To Show Sunday Games. A contruct has Just been closed by Manager Fred V. Berger under the terms of which all Sunday games plaed by tho Nationals will be reproduced In the Columbia Theater upon tho latest and most Improved scoreboard. The first Sunday game is seiicduled tor a week from today witii the St. Louis club. Gretchen Hood Coming. Washington is to have aiotlt.i o"'i tunlty lo hear Its own 'prima donna, Giete-hen Hood. Next week brings her to the Capital under the aiMni-s of the Aburnr, after her most jeccful lie mlcr In Pittsburgh. GOSSIP OF THE THEATERS Andrew Mack's success, "Tom Moore,' Is underlined for nroduction by the Co lumbia Players week after next. EHz Gergerly has been engaged for the title role in the second company of ".?ari," to be sent out next season. Douglas Lloyd, late of tho "Omar, tho Tentmakep" company, sailed for Eng land last week, where he will Msa the summer.' Louise Sylvester will be starred, un der the management of Julius Kahn. In Phillr- Bartholomae's "Kiss Me Quick." In which Helen Lowell was seen latt season. Etbel Jackson, who was the original Merry Widow In this country, has as sumed Ivy 'Troutman's role In "A Pair of Sixes" at the Longacrc. Six companies of "Too Many Cooks'" will be sent out by .William A. Brally next season. The original company will i remain In New York. Laura Burt and her husband. Henry Stanford, will sail for 'London on June C Mr. Stanford has met with marked success this season in Sir Jerry in j "Peg o' My Heart" Company A, which ! hn originated. Julia Dean is reported to be consid ering giving up her summer vacation In order to accept a very promising offer with a stock company. "The Follies of 19H" opened their season at Atlantic City last Tuesday night. There isn't much said of it except that it is a typical Zlcgfeld pro duction. Percy Haswcll, well known here for her work In stock companies, and dur ing the regular season, begins a sum mer season at Toronto this week with "The Charm of IsobeL" Hans Robert, the well known Wash ington actor, has arranged to open a vaudeville tour In "A Daddy By Ex press" next week at Mb Vernon, N. Y. Claude Oilllngwater, who appeared here recently at Keith's In a remark able sketch of his own. has closed a contract to take his act to the Western circuits for the coming season. Edith Helena, a prime favorite with Wnshlneton music lovers, is underlined to appear with the Aborn organization . i TMaMnvial In T.-n!ll." nrT "'FrlUst' at the National in "Lucia" and "Faust" next week. Zellah Covington, the authoress or the sketch Julia Nash, will produce at Keith's next week, "Her First Case," has also written several others suc cessful vaudeville aci-j. Eugenia Blair, whom every Washing tonlan regards as a neighbor, has writ ten another dramatic vaudeville sketch In which she will open her season in Chicago tomorrow night. Julia Marlowe has so far recovered her health that she was able to make the rounds of the New Ydrk theaters last week, and appeared to be In the best of spirits, even if a bit pale. Molly Pearson, the Bunty with the original company of Scotch players, has announced her Intention of going into vaudeville In a one-act piece, in which she appears as a Japanese girl. Truly Shattuck has been divorced by her husband on the ground of deser tion. She went to Europe Just before the decree was granted, to fill vaude ville engagements. llazic Daly, formerly the wife of Arnold Daly, has married Frank Craven, author and star of "Too Many Crooks." The wedding- took place at the home of Leo Deltrlchsteln. at Stam ford, Conn.. May 8. Henry E. Dlxey. who appears here this week at- Keith's in a "mono-etc," hab accepted a regular sketch by Edgar Allen Woolf, and will open with It shortly with Marie Nordstrom. The sketch Is said to have a most unusual setting. Charles Thomson, the English jug gler, who has been doing all sorts of things to astonish other audiences on the Keith circuit, will try his hand on a Washington crowd at Keith'a next week. Arthur Ritchie, stare director of the Columbia Players, has Joined thfblack hand society not the Italian organiza tion, but the group ,f actor folk in Washington who have purchased auto mobiles and are trying, not to say soil ing, their hands keeping them in trim themselves. Sir Johnston Forbes' Robertson and Lady Gertrude are reported to have ar rived safely home after their American tour. The actor-baronet has announced that he did not complete his tour of the AMUSEMENTS THE GREATEST THE By the Author of NEXT WEEK The Mont Srnnatlnnal Piny l-er Staged. tiii-: ui.iV-ess oi-' a utTL'i:.'' GLEN ADMISSION ALWAYS FREE 3:30 5:30 TODAY FOUR BIG "POP" CONCERTS BY THE NATION'S GREATEST MUSICAL ORGANIZATION SOLDIERS' HOME BAND IVrn.mnllT Directed liy John H. M. 7.lmmermann. FREE OPEN AIR MOVIES Tonight and Ktrry .Night During -ranon at Si30. Play Ground, Boating, Picnic Groves 50 AMUSEMENTS Mnrllng Tomorr.m Mclal Hc-cngogcmrni ... ...- .-.."-. . . r.-....r howard-HOLT & TAYLOR-""-1 In Wonderful Kxhllilllunx of Modern Uancra llr-.ltnll.in ud One Step at M-Ml Tango nVul llUe nt mir. nl the l.nrgct and Uct l'a.lllon for . : PROPER MODERN DANCING WITHIN EASY REACH OF . United States this year, and will re- lurn in uie tail 10 inatue me iuv. the Vestern and Pacific coast cities. George C Tyler, managing director for the Liebler Company, has been spending several weeks In Sicily with Robert Hlchens. the author of "Tae Garden of Allah." An enormous stage has, been prepared for the St- Louis Pageant and Has que. It covers 126,000 square feet, will accommodate 7.500 performers at one time, and Is surrounded by an amphi theater seating 4S,000 people. Nat M. Wills, tho hobo comedian, who. If It isn't already well known, was born and brought up In Washington. will make his annual appearance nereiers, at Keith's during the ek of june 15 at the head of a big bill. Emma Carus, who appears at Keith's next week, denies emphatically that she's Irish. She Is a patriotic . Ger man. This "year she has a partner In her sketch In the Der.?-Vl Of Carl Randall, formerly of the Pavlowa- Mordkin combination. Speed might be essential to good worlc in farce, hut John Kline, of the Co lumbia Players, has been taught that it does not always pay ii appuea iu ether purposes. A Washington police' man was Instructor when Kline ex ceeded the legal limit with his automo bile last week. The first" lesson cost $10. Eddie Talbert, 'assistant treasurer of thea Columbia Theater, nas aevejopea Into a ball player of more than ordi nary prowess. His hitting has been a. feature of the games between 'the theatrical teams that have been played on thp White' Lot recently. Elsie Janla was honored In London yesterday by a reception given by the Dramatists' Committee of the London Lyceum Club. Among those who greet ed the little American star were- Sir George and Lady Alexander. Sir Charles Wyndham. Marie Lohr and other Eng lish notables of the theatrical profes sion. The opening of the Aborn Opera Com pany In Brooklyn was made a notaable event and the productions were very kindly dealt with by the reviewers. "Rlgoletto" was the bill for the first week with Edith Helena, an old Wash ington favorite to be seen here later, Orville Harrold, Gulseppe Plcco, Her bert Watrous and Jerome Uhl In the leading parts. Jack Norworth and his new family will keep house In England this sum mer. The pretty cottage belonging to Tom Terries In a London 3uburb has been leased for the season and a but-. Icr. a bath tub, hot and cold water, an Ice chest, and other modern im provements, unknown to England, have been Installed. La Lillian Taylor, the little dancing specialist who is doing all the modern dances at Glen Echo, has a peculiar trait she won't dance in public In Washington. She's a Washington girl and she says as this cltyMs her home' that she couldn't UilnK of being a pro fessional within the city limits so she does her dances Just on the other side Of the pistrlct line. Within a week of the time that Cyril Maude stepped off the steamer on his return from his very successful Ameri can tour, he opened the London run of "Grumpy" at the Xew Theater, using the same supporting company that .vas seen In the piece throughout Its Ions New York run. The newspapers were unq-iallfled In their praise, of the play and the star's performance. Frances NetIson.t .former leading lady at the Poll players, here, has achieved a great success as leading ladv of the Royal Stock Company In New York city. Critics compared her work In the production of "Bella Donna." last week, favorably with that of Mme. Nazlmova In the same role. She was also highly praised for her acting in jraia in Full " which was given the week be fore, ir. n' nt tho fact that he Is required in vi tho loadlntr lady seven times mirnnneri to be a feat worth seeing Douglas Fairbanks could not make "All at Sea" a go In vaudeville, and has re placed It with "A Regular Business Man." in which he will complete his present contract. Patricia ColHnge is his leading lady, and he is supported al.o by Joseph Brophle and Isabel West. "All at Sea" Is being rewritten. Amelia Bingham appeared last week In "The Climbers" with" a stock com rany In New York under the managi ment of William Fox. Fox Is putt.n-j on a series of recognized stars In con Junction with stock productions of thclr famous successes. Robert Edeson. H. B Warner. Louise Gunning. Mar guerite Clark, and Edmund Breese are so-ne of those he has secured for the purpose. AMUSEMENTS AMERICAN DRAMA www "A I-'ool There AVni. ECHO 7:30 9:30 50 m .. m 41 w rl ,.... I 1. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL i - i i .-t-- Laurette Taylor Breaks Record for Long Runs . j When Laurette Taylor made her final bow- as Pec. Jn "Peg o" My Heart," at -I the Cort Theater, in New Tork. last night, and the show closed after sv- cnty-slx consecutive weeks, the actress broke all records for long runs by a single Individual at the samo playhouse. Plays have gone a bit longer than th 60S performances that were given of "Pes' For instance. Hoyt's "A Trip to Chinatown" had 600 performances to Its record when It "closed at the Maell son Square Theater; "Adols" was given 631 times at the BUou. But th casra , of each of these were changed from t-fio to time. Miss Taylor went clear ' through the record run of "Pes." Thi . nearest approach to her feat -was that of Maude A'dams. who played ,Lafv Babble In "The Little ..unisxer. J times at the Empire and Garrlclc XBe- AMUSEMENTS NATIONAL Prices, 2Sc, Sc, 78c, 91. Seats sellrag.al! performance. ABORN English Grand Opera Company WedncKlsy and Saturday Matinees" t 9Io-tu Tues Weil., and Wea". Mat "LA BOHEME" Taurx., FrL, Pat ad Sat. Mat. "MARTHA" Next Week "Fa-ast" "Lucia dl La-n-aeraoor.-' THEATRE PKIi THE , COLUMBIA PLAYERS IN Qarles Frokiai's N. Y. Eafffe Tkater Siccess ,25 50 75 Matt. Thm. 25 50 N.IW Orfcn SUNDAY MIIVSS B.FJSUHSS KEITH'S .MATS, 23c. EVE'S., 25c to 75e. 20 Degree Cooler Than Outdoor. THE EMINENT ACTOR 311. HIJNRY E. D I X E Y In Ills Triumph of Versatility -3Iono Drama Valid OIog-ue., A Series of Travesties of the Stage and IU Stars The Sparkling Comedienne and Use Cel ebrated Song Compor MAUD ERNEST LIMBERT BILL Featured with Foy Author of "In the In Over the Garden of My Rrver" Heart" The Sunny Sons of Sonnv Italy GEO. I ivjli LYONS I YOSCO "The Harpist and the Serenader." Cadets de Gascosne. Bertie Ilerron and Bonnie Gaylord. Twlsto. Gormley and Caffrey. The Inlands. Hearst Sells Nens rictorial. ripe Organ Re citals. i Today All week's Hits EXCURSIONS Concert Erery Erel Chevy Chase Lake By Large Section U.S. MAKING BAND Dancing. Merry-Go-Round and Other Amusements. Admission Free. . rEXTRA-Prof. RALPH GttJlORB ROBEY. of New York, formerly t Keith's, engaged to sire Instructions la All Ne-wr Pancesnlghtly:i DANCING SELECT DXCIt; SCHOOL. UMS" AND HALF. Maxlxe. llesltatlea. Tanxo. etc Belasco Theatre. 6th floor. Mala S-3-Y. Only one taught at a time. DOROTHY PEAKE ""EST hi dance class eery evening from S to 11. All dances taught; popular prices. J13 14th sL Main US7 1 DAVISON'S", Prof. & Mrs.irStuJIo. 119 th nw: Thorough, reliable teachers of all modern dances; prlv. any hour, class Tue. es. M.ttJL Ijirge ballroom cooled by electric fans. I MAKE you dance. L?t me teach you the new dances correctly before vacation time ou will know tne ngures uancea at -ari-i resorts. EHRMAN. N Y. Studio. 1MI cms II st N W Phone il. job. t NO BRANCH PLACES-PROF WTNDHAM. AS Uth nw. Hesitation Waltz. One-Step. Fish-talk. etc. Private and class. Mc; Main 0573, I MISSES REYNOLDS and MITCHELL, studio 13S Uth st N. W.. teaching all popular dances, prlv. Instruction any hour. N. rXt. MISSES CHAMBERLAIN AND CCBB'3 DANCING SCHOOL. 1C0 EYE ST. N. W. Ph Main S. Dance Every Monday evening. STUDIO HALL For rent for dances and receptions, etc. 1I1J Connecticut ae. N W Phone N 32. I ULOVEBS. 13 rnd ST N YV. Ph. W 11- I'rl. lessons any hour. UV. Flshwalk. oie- siep. Boston. Tango. Waltz. -step. Class & uance.Tuc.. Thurs.. Sat, eves .30c. Ladles fr. MODERN DANCING TAUGHT. Prlvat lessons. 76c per hoar 1017 10th it, X. VA Hals STSOf. fitatffrfr Liberty Hall it i r . A --' --.- '