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THE CITY
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with the proper credential* and more par
ticularly equipped with money with whlcn
to psv'hl, hills TUB HERALD.
* AT THE THEATERS
A ITIMTORnTM—Dark.
BEI.ASCO— "Billy."
ni'KKANK—"At the -White Horse Tavern"
GRAND— Midnight Marriage."
EOS ANGEEES—Vaudeville.
MAJESTIC—"The Second Mra. Tanqueray."
MASON —Dark.
OLYMPICMusicaI farce.
ORPHEUMVaudeville.
PRINCESS —Musical farce.
HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES
FOR SONS OF PATRIOTS
Military Organizations and Pa
triotic Societies Pay Trib
utes to Departed
Memorial services were held for the
departed members of the California
Sons of the Revoluton yesterday morn
ing at Christ Episcopal church.
The church, which was filled to its
utmost seating capacity, was given a
militant air by the national Hag draped
above the lecturn, while the colors
of the Seventh regiment, N. G. C, were
placed on either side of the center
steps to the chancel with the banners
of the Sons of the Revolution and the
colonial wars.
Among the organizations invited to
participate in the service were the So
cieties of the Colonial Wars, Loyal
Legion, Grand Army of the Republic
and the Spanish War Veterans.
The Rev. Baker P. Lee, rector of
the church, previous to his sermon
announced that an autograph copy of
the hymn "America," presented to the
Sons of the Revolution was hung in
the vestibule of the church. . This was
presented to the society by the Rev.
Francis S. Smith, when he was 78
years old, and only a month previous
to his sudden death in Boston.
Another feature of the service was
a corner in one of the rooms of the
church arranged with' mementoes of
Mr. Moore, whose death was one of
those commemorated with the service.
The Rev. Mr. Lee took for his text
the words "If a man die shall he live
again?" and said in part:
"This tremendous and important
question has been asked in all ages
from the time of Job to the present,
but to the minds of those who followed
the meek and lowly Jesus of Nazareth
there was no doubt of the immorality
of the soul. Socrates, Plato and
others had asked this question but had
found no answer. But those who now
followed the man of Galilee knew that
their souls were immortal and that
they shall live again.
"As the carpenter of Galilee said to
his disciplesfl "As I live ye shall live
also," so I say of those whose lives
and deaths we commemorate." And
then in the following order the Rev.
Mr. Lee-paid tribute to the following
members of the Sons of the Revolu
tion:
Franklin Walton Moore, born July
31, 1861, Issequena, county. Miss., died
July 21, 1909, on the Secre river, Hon
duras.
John Charles Fremont Hull, born
August 6, 1861, Morrow county, Ohio,
Died March 25, 1909, Los Angeles, Cal.
Brigadier General Edwin Byron At
wood, U. S. army, born March 18, 1842,
Portage county, Ohio, died August 8,
1909, Chicago, 111.
Brigadier General John Green Bal
lance, U. S. army, born May 9, 1853,
Peoria, 111., graduated from West
Point Military academy June, 1875,
died February 10, 1910, Miami, Florida.
Mr. Moore, who was on a mining
expedition in Honduras, was burled
ln a little Indian village on the Secre
river.
ALSACE AND LORRAINE
WANT A CONSTITUTION
Deputies Create Disturbance in
Local Parliament
BERLIN, July 24.— renewed ef
forts of the inhabitants of Alsace-Lor
raine to induce the imperial govern
ment to grant them a constitution led
to an exciting scene in the local parlia
ment at Strassburg. The business be
fore the' house was the question
whether three motions, signed by the
Democratic, Lorraine any Center par
ties, praying the government to take
into consideration the opinion of the
house in regard to tho constitutional
question should be introduced. The
government announced, through the
under secretary of state, that it must
regard the motions as an attempt to
Interfere with Imperial legislation, and
. must decline to participate In a dis
cussion on constitutional questions.
Should a resolution be accepted on the
subject of the reform of the franchise,
the government promised to forward it
to the imperial chancellor.
Directly this declaration was made
the members of the government left
the house in a body, followed by iroh-
Ical cries from the remaining deputies
of "Adieu" and "Au revoir." The
spokesmen of the parltes then Intro
duced their motions and demanded
that the Inhabitants of Alsace-Lorraine
should be treated as other Germans
•and that they should be permitted to
elect their deputies by virtue of uni
versal suffrage. One deputy spoke in
favor of turning Alsace-Lorraine Into
a republic, and the representatives of
ail the parties deplored, the action of
the members of the government. After
much animated discussion all the mo
tions were accepted
Latest News and Notes in Realm of Politics
CRITICISE LISSNER
FOR PARTISANSHIP
Two Democratic Leaders De
clare Conspiracy Is on Foot
to Elect "Leaguers"
SIMONS ISSUES STATEMENT
Bell, Maguire and Lane Cited as
Pioneer Opponents of S. P.
Political Machine
Joseph Simons, president of the Si
mons Fruit company and member of
the Democratic executive ami steering
committees, yesterday Issued a state
ment to., the Good Government voters
of Los Angeles city and county, calling
attention to the vigorous battle waged
by the Democracy of this city In behalf
of better government and against the
Southern Pacific political machine.
Mr. Simons also criticises Meyer Liss
ner, one of the leaders of the Lincoln-
Roosevelt Republican league and Good
Government organization, and 'makes
a strenuous protest, with several other
Democratic leaders, at the statement of
Meyer Lissner that the voters of Cali
fornia now have their first opportunity
to vote against the Southern Paglfic
machine by voting for Hiram Johnson
for governor.
Mr. Simons accuses Mr. Lissner of
an attempt to defeat Thomas Lee
Woolwine, Democratic-Good Govern
ment candidate for district attorney,
against J. D. Fredericks, incumbent.
Mr. Simons declares that Lissner "Is
playing into the hands of Mr. Fred
ericks" and that he Is "absolutely
bossing the Lincoln-Roosevelt league"
and "attempting to boss the Good
Government organization."
Mr. Simons* statement follows:
SIMONS' STATEMENT
"I cannot let pass the statement In
the form of an Interview In your paper
of Friday morning by Meyer Lissner
of the executive committee of the Good
Government organization, the Good
Government fund and the Lincoln-
Roosevelt league to the effect that for
the first time ln thirty years the people
of California have a chance to vote
for an anti-railroad candidate for gov
ernor in the person of Hiram Johnson,
the Lincoln-Roosevelt candidate for
governor.
"Long before Mr. Lissner began to
take an active part In politics in Cali
fornia and Los Angeles, to-wit. In 1898,
the Democratic party put forward that
stalwart champion of antl-rallroadlsm,
James G. Magulre, as its candidate for
governor. James G. Magulre and Ste
phen White were the two leaders of
anti-machine politics in California at
the time when no man In the Republi
can party dared to raise his voice in
protest against machine domination in
the Republican party In this state.
"Mr. Magulre was defeated because
the Republicans ln this state were so
party-blind as to prefer a Republican
machine railroad push boss to a clean
Democrat who had enlisted himself on
the part of the people of this state to
preserve their rights and liberties.
THEN NOMINATED LANE'
"Four years later, In 1902, Just at the
time that Meyer Lissner was statis
tician for and a part of the machine he
now claims to be fighting— Mr.
Lissner will well remember the active
part he took as an employe of the
Republican county central committee
of Los Angeles county, which commit
tee was at that time the same as it
now is, controlled and owned by the
Southern Pacific political push—the
Democrats nominated Franklin K.
Lane as their candidate for governor.
No finer man ever became a candidate
for governor than Mr. Lane. And no
man more warmly espoused the cause
of the people as against the Southern
Pacific machine than Mr. Lane.
"But again the Republicans of the
type of Mr. Lissner were so partisan
blind that they preferred the Repub
lican named by the Republican ma
chine to that put forward by clean !
Democracy,
Four years later the Democrats nor- j
mated that splendid type of manhood, .
Theodore A. Bell, their candidate for
governor and the Republicans put for- |
ward a creature named by Abe Ruef |
at Santa Cruz, James N. Giilett. Did (
the Republicans follow the advice of |
the Republican newspaper In this city, |
which advocated the election of The- j
odore A. Bell and advised the Republi
cans to vote for him as the one man to j
redeem the state from the grip of the j
Southern Pacific, or did they again. I
blindly partisan, vote for the railroad i
candidate for governor? They voted
for Giilett, of course.
"It's about time that Mr. Lissner
and Mr. Sttmson and their Lincoln- '
Roosvelt bosses, quit their crying and j
do something. .. *
MIST FORGET DIFFERENCES
"Before real reform can bo had in
this state men of the Lissner-Stlmson
type must foget that the war is
over and remember that there is some
good in a "Democrat. They must be
able to see farther than their noses,
so far as Republicanism Is concerned,
and not compromise with the enemy.
They must not do as they did two
years ago—go into a fight against the
Republican machine to lay down like
lambs if the machine beat them. •
"If I am not mistaken, it was A. J.
Wallace, floor leader of the ILlncoln-
Roosevelts at the last county conven
tion, and Meyer l.issrrt-r, who agreed to
abide by the result of the county con
vention and support the machine can
didates of that convention If the ma
chine won out, well knowing that the
machine would never carry out Its
own part of the pact.
"If these are the kind of men the
reform forces of this city, county and
state must follow—then me to the tall
timbers. ft .
"And the same game is undoubtedly
being played 'by these false Lincoln-
Roosevelt leaders in the .campaign.
Fortunately tho rank and file of the
Lincoln-Roosevelt league are onto the
game. They fully realize that this
time it is '• ar to the hilt.' They have
about discovered the tricks of their
false leaders and will not carry out
any pact which might be made with
Walter Parker and his machine sim
ilar to that of 1908. They will not
carry out the deal about to be made
to defeat Mr. Woolwine so Ahat Mr.
Fredericks might again be elected as
district attorney. To my certain knowl
edge the Lincoln-Roosevelt league, to
a man, would now be behind that lead
er of clean government ln Los Angeles
—Thomas Lee Woolwine—if unfair
and undue advantage had not been ta
ken of an unsuspecting executive com
mittee. ■■'■''• :;
"In conclusion, let me say to Mr.
Lissner and his fellow associates that
I have been on the side of clean poll-
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LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNING, JULY 25, 1910.
tics in Los Angeles county and in the
state of California for twenty years
past and that the Democratic party
had In that time always been the back
bone of clean government in tho po
litical history of this state find county.
The Republican party has during the
greater part of that time been In pow
er with the absolute authorlt - to re
deem and relieve the state and county
from the grasp of the Southern Pa
cific machine.' They have not done
so in that time. And still Republicans
go blindly along voting time and time
again for their ticket "straight," en
cumbered as it Is wholly with the men
nominated by the Southern Pacific
railroad machine. And now the cli
max Is capped by Mr. Lissner announc
ing that for the first time In thirty
years the people of California have the
chance to redeem the state from the
machine's grasp by voting for Mr.
Johnson as the Republican candidate.
"Let Mr. Lissner and his associates
also remember that I have not ob
served men In politics during the past
twenty years without making some
notes and data as to the part they
have taken In past political campaigns,
and perhaps at some future date I
will enlighten the unsuspecting public
as to what kind of leaders these so
called reform men are.
"JOSEPH SIMONS."
STATEMENT BY NORTON
Albert M. Norton, chairman of the
Los Angeles county Democratic com
mittee, also has criticised Mr. Llss
ner'g attitude in the matter of deal
ing with numerous problems that have
confronted the good government forces
since the inception of the 'present
campaign.
He issued a statement yesterday say
ing:
"Good government can never be es
tablished ln Los Angeles, and suc
cessfully maintained, on a partiasn |
basis. Good government, clean poll- ,
tics, honesty and efficiency in adminis- :
trative offices, can only result from an j
unbiased non-partisan concentration of :
public determination. The non
partisan spirit Is the only spirit with
which the good government citizens
of Los Angeles can accomplish their
desired reforms. When any one man,
or any set of men, try to cram a
partisan ticket down the throats of
the voters, they are not true to good
government principles, and are resort
ing to the same old-time bossism and
bulldozing tactics that we are now
concentrating to defeat.
"The Lincoln-Roosevelt league of
Los Angeles, dominated and controlled
practically by two men—Meyer Liss
ner and one A. E. Dickson— started
in to 'clean out the courthouse,' and
made a loud noise about 'better govern
ment' and the application of civil ser
vice rules (Inactivity in politics) to the
city and county administrative of
fices. They then wound up by indors
ing many of the courthouse Incum
bents, including several out-and-out
machine men, and are now attempting
to have the Good Government (non
partisan) organization of this city
composed of and financed by Demo
crats and Republicans alike—give its
blanket Indorsement to the L.-R. lea
gue ticket.
KEEPING EYES OPEN
"We have been keeping an eye on
the manipulations of the Lincoln-
Roosevelt league, and we questioned
its sincerity when it refused to agree
to support the man who did so much
to oust our previous corrupt adminis
tration and to elect the present admin
istration—Thomas Lee Woolwine.
"We were suspicious when men like
Lissner, Dickson and A. M. Dunn at
tempted to put through a pre
primary indorsement of both tickets,
for this closes the avenue to
the third (non-partisan,),- ticket
after the primaries, and so will
mean the election of a straight-out I
Republican ticket.
"Whatever may be the effect of
these manipulations, the good govern
ment forces of this city will be urged
not to vote a straight ticket, but., to
THINK. Let the people of Los An
geles county do their own thinking,
and not leave it to the bosses. We
don't need bosses. One boss Is as bad
as another. One political machine is
as bad as another. Brand Whltlock,
mayor of Toledo, Ohio, a noted re
former lawyer and author, says:
" "Grafters get into legislative bodies
because the voters are stupefied by
partisanship, because they get into
a frame of mind in which they al
ways vote the party ticket no matter
who is on It, and when they do this
It is very easy for the boss, who al
ways, of course, represents some pub
lic service corporation, or some im
mense private Interests, to nominate
men who will represent those Inter
ests instead of the people."
"The Good Government organiza
tion already has been used in the In
terest of the Lincoln-Roosevelt league
to such an extent that the two organ
izations have become confused in the
minds of the public, and many persons
in the city and county have been led
to believe that the league and the
Good Government organization are one
and the same.
"The league boosters have been de- |
claring Hiram Johnson to be 'the good :
government candidate for governor,"
and many persons think he is the only ]
man in the contest who is opposed to :
the machine, whereas Bell, the Demo- j
cratic candidate for governor, also be
came famous four years ago for his
vigorous denunciations of the South
ern Pacific, and for his fearless cam
paign for election on an- anti-machine
platform, even though at that time
ft seemed to spell political suicide
for him and his followers; is not even
mentioned as a candidate by these
so-called good government Republi
can." ft •
LOCAL OPTION MAY SPLIT |
NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS
Senator Brown Will Be Tempor
ary Chairman of State
Convention
(Continued from Pane One)
of the administration and those who
approve the action of the insurgents.
• Practically the only contest of any
importance Is over the party's atti
tude on the liquor question. Indica
tions from two-thirds of the county
conventions in the state are that
slightly less than half of the dele
gates will bo instructed to support a
straight county option plank. The only
other possibility on this line would be
the compromise plank which the lead
ers are favoring. This would pro
vide for referring the question of coun
ty option back to the legislative dis
tricts and having the governor pledged
to sign a county option bill if one
should be passed.
There is some possibility of an ob
jection to a sweeping indorsement on
the part of the convention of the
party's action in 1908, but .the indica
tions-are that President Taft will re
ceive a hearty indorsement for the
work he has done as president and
for the stand he has taken regarding
legislation. .:/;;,: .
NOTED DEMOCRAT
IS HERE ON TOUR
Congressman Lloyd, Head of
National Democratic Com
mittee, Is Visitor
DISCUSSES THE SITUATION
Declares Theodore Bell Made a
Splendid Record While in
Congress
> (Continued from Face One)
ocrats and Republicans that it will I
be Democratic. The greatest gain, he ,
said, will be made In Mississippi val- I
ley states, and Democratic leaders are j
expecting much . additional support
from the northeast. Mr. Lloyd be- I
lieves that the greatest gain shown i
by any one state will be evidenced in j
Missouri.
The Republican "insurgency" move
ment in the east will lend a decided I
Impetus to Democracy in coming cam- j
paigns, declares Mr. Lloyd. Combined
witn the general dissatisfaction with
the high cost of living which is now |
prevalent, the Influence of "insur- ]
gency" will work wonders in the way |
Of Democratic gains, he says. "The in- j
surgents are impressing : upon the I
minds of the people the evil of high |
prices of commodities and the evils j
of Cannonlsm. This will result in the !
reception by the people of Democratic I
teachings, and will create a wonder- '
ful enlargement in Democratic ranks." j
Mr. Lloyd served one term in con- |
gress with former Congressman Bell, j
who Is a Democratic candidate for !
governor of this state. "Mr: Bell is j
a bright, intelligent man," he declared. |
"In the two years that he was there he ]
made for himself as good a record as \
has been made by any man in a sim
ilar length of time. He has been a
personal friend of mine and I have at
all times been deeply impressed with
his. integrity, his ability and his de
votion to his work. His excellence as
the presiding officer of the Denver
convention created national commen
dation."
The brilliancy of the Democratic out
look ln the southern part of Califor
nia is the subject of comment all over
the state, says Mr. Lloyd. He talked
recently with Chairman^ De Witt and
Secretary Murray of the Democratic
state central committee and he quotes
them as saying that Los Angeles coun
ty has the best organization In the
state.
MISSOURI FOR FOLK
He feels that Missouri will solidly
support Folk for the presidency and
If the good government movement pre
vails he prophesies that Folk will lead
the race between aspirants for the
nomination. ,
Mr. Lloyd will greet Democracy at
the Angelus hotel this morning from
10 to 12 o'clock. He has also extended
a cordial Invitation to former Mlssou
rlans to meet him at that time. At
noon today he will lunch with the
steering committee. This afternoon
Mr. Lloyd and his party will enjoy an
automobile ride through the principal
streets of Los Angeles and several of
the beach towns will be visited.
An Informal dinner has been planned
for Mr. Lloyd nt Levy's cafe this even
ing at 7 o'clock. Short addresses will
be made by T. E. Gibbon, Tim Spel
lacy, Charles Wellborn, George S. Pat
ten, Martin Bekins. Lorln A. Handley
will preside. Mr. Lloyd has also been
prevailed upon to make a short talk.
Local Democratic conditions will be
discussed.
With Mr. Lloyd on his trip are his
wife, his daughter, Ethel Lloyd, and
his son, Thomas Lloyd. The party will
leave at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning
over the Santa Fe for New Mexico.
After a short stay in New Mexico they
will go to Kansas City.
SKETCH OF CAREER
Congressman Lloyd, whose home Is
in Shelby Mo., was born In Can
ton, Mo., August 28, 1857. His father
was Jere L. Lyod, well known in the
pioneer annals of the "show me" state.
After graduating from Christian uni
versity in 1878 and teaching school for
some ' time Congressman Lloyd was
admitted to the bar In 1882. He prac
ticed law in Montieello for two years,
then went to Shelbyvllle, where he has
been actively engaged In practice and
in political life ever since.
From 1889 to 1893 Mr. Lloyd was
prosecuting attorney of Montieello. On
June 1, 1897, he was elected to con
gress to fill the vacancy caused by the
death of R. P. Giles. He was re-elect
ed to the Fifty-sixth congres and has
served continuously ever since, his
people having chosen him for six suc
cessive terms.
MINISTER FAVORS GIRL
* SCOUTS' ORGANIZATION
LONDON, July 24— Rev. H.
Gresford. Jones, vicar of Bradford,
wants a girl scout movement. He told
the royal commission on divorce that
in the present state of society the
country stood very much in need of a
code of propriety governing the action
of young women. He thought the boy
scouts movement founded by Gen. Sir
R. Baden-Powell was most effective*
Gen. Baden-Powell had for the first
time in .witness' knowledge set up
what ought to be the chivalrous action
of a boy, and if something of the same
kind could be done for girls we might
he able to introduce, through social or
religious means, a better ideal.
■ The Rev. J. Watts Ditchfleld, vicar
of St. James the Less, Bethnel Green,
London, in reply to a question regard
ing co-respondents, said he would not
go so fur as to say there should be
criminal punishment in all cases, but
there should be power- to inflict pun
ishment.
The bishops of St. Albans and Bir
mingham expressed the view that civil
marriages should in all cases be oblig
atory and the only kind of marriage
in the eye of the law, leaving it to the
Christian bodies to celebrate religious
rites for those who wished for them.
Mrs. Fawcett, president of the Na
tional Union of Woman Suffrage so
cieties, said men had helped to build
up a fairly high standard of domestic
scrupulous fidelity from wives. Wo
men should Imitate them in this and
demand a similar fidelity from their
husbands, both before and during mar
riage. They would thus be rendering
to the future the same service which
men through uncounted generations
had been bestowing on women.
'AT WHITE HORSE TAVERN'
MAKES SPRINKLER USEFUL
Theater's Fire Apparatus Plays
Prominent Part in Lively
Drama
When the fire regulation was passed
several years ago requiring theaters
to install automatic sprinkling appa- •
ratus over the stage the managers |
made remarks inwardly and wondered -
what the sun, moon and stars (also '
the milky way) they could ever use |
them for. Oliver Morosco has found i
the answer two successive weeks at I
the Burbank and has had real rain
storms to give his audiences that cool \
feeling in the first act and put them
in a sufficiently receptive condition to
enjoy the rest of the play. "Caught |
in the Rain" was the first of the Hat- j
field plays, and now comes "At the
White Horse Tavern," in which John !
Burton, Louise Royce and Ethel yon j
Waldron crowd together under a big
umbrella while the water pours down
in sheets. It is most realistic and cool- I
ing, thanks to the fire ordinance.
This moisture throws no wet blanket j
over the performance, as the facetious- |
ly disposed might feel called upon to |
remark. For a livelier sort of a piece i
would be difficult to imagine, It Is I
one of those "something doing" com- j
edies that have some substance to i
them. The mistake most writers of
comedy make is that they take no in
terest in the play outside of the parts .
where they make the laughs. But "At '
the White Horse Tavern" Is different. '
When it is not a comedy it Is a pretty j
little drama with half a dozen pretty j
little love stories running along in the
quiet spots. And then there are a |
dozen or more quaint, distinctive char- j
acters introduced, rome of which bring
smiles and some that queer feeling
that is half way to tears and yet is in
no way sad.
David Hartford is different from
anything he ever has done before as
the head waiter of the tavern, In love
with his young and pretty mistress.
His rolling German dialect completely
shrouds that brisk, snappy, thorough
ly American style of speech he usually
employs, and in the scenes where pa
thetic tenderness is called for he was
a great surprise by his convincing j
manner. One is not accustomed to
look for such unctuous lovemaking in I
the strenuous Hartford. Marjorie :
Rambeau has her first worthy part in
several weeks as Josepha, the young
widow, landlady of the summer hotel.
It is bright and full of life and com
edy, giving this clever young woman
room for her big talents again. The
most important role in the comedy,
however, is that of the wealthy manu
facturer, played by John Burton. It
Is full of good-natured ill humor, and
Burton gets laughs with every shift
in the wind.
The others are more or less acces
sory characters, but they are all Im
portant, adding to the wonderfully di
i versified coloring of the piece, the plot
being simply a chain upon which these
original creations are displayed. David
Laudau is brisk and youthful as the
clever attorney who first defeats the
manufacturer in a lawsuit and then
marries his daughter. Myrtle Vane is
the personification of joy as the young
woman in the case. Harmon Mac-
Gregor with a bald head, Ethel yon
Waldron with a lisp, Willis Marks,
Jack Belgrave, Dan Bruce, Cleo Mad
ison, Frederick Gilbert and ever so
many more contribute generously to
the fun.
• • •
Virginia Harned as Paula Tanqueray
is quite a revelation, not so much be
cause of her exceptionally forceful
1 acting, but because of the ease with
' which she put off the lightness of farce
I and assumed the deep emotions of a
problem drama. To see Miss Harned
in Pinero's "Second Mrs. Tanqueray"
is one of those experiences which make
the theater worth while. And Judg
ing from the manner in which last j
night's audience at the Majestic ac
cepted Miss Harned and her company,
the experience was fully appreciated.
The story of "The Second Mrs. Tan
queray" is too familiar to need repe
tition at this late day. Suffice it jp
,say that it tells of a woman "withra
past," the taint of which refuses to
be effaced. . Though the play Is an old
one it Is a good one, in fact one of
the strongest of Pinero's many suc
cesses. There Is" a certain absolute
truth about every situation which will
never allow the play to lose its hold
on the public.
Barring one little defect In Miss
Harned's delivery, her portrayal of
I the unhappy Paula is near perfection.
! Miss Harned has a vocal mannerism |
which she should eliminate, for the
sing-song delivery of sentences with j
an ever recurring falling inflection on !
the final word becomes tiresome be- j
fore the end of the act. But even this ,
defect could not seriously mar Miss j
Harned's portrayal as a whole. She i
gives her audience a keen Insight into ;
the soul -workings of a tainted woman
in a wonderful manner. Now she Is
light; then she is jealous; again is re
pentant, and yet 1 again she is seri
ously intentioned for good. Miss Har
ned shows exactly the multi-sided
character in actions and facial ex
pression and tells in just the manner
the dramatist must have intended that
the tainted woman experiences unhap
piness because she cannot efface ncr
taint. No matter what degree of so
called respectability a woman of that
character gains through marriage, she |
never gains her self-respect, which is ■
■ the one thing she seeks. In her cli- ;
I maxes Miss Harned is powerful and ;
I her acting goes right to tho heart ;
through the brain.
Of the others in the cast it may be
said that Howard Hickman as the be
sotted nobleman is excellent. William !
I Courtenay makes a good though not a
i great impression as Aubrey Tanque- '
ray. There seems to be a small ele
ment lacking in his portrayal, though |
iat times, and eapeciallly in the last I
I act, Courtenay gripped lite audience
i firmly. Bu characterization is virile
' and worthy of the company ho keeps. ;
l Benjamin Horning as Cayley Drum- j
mcl, the old friend of Aubrey Tan- j
queray, Is fair. Bessie Barriscale has
an excellent grasp, of the role of El
lean and gives one a clear Idea of the
character. Others in the cast are ac
ceptable.
• • •
In spite of the heat a crowded au
dience greeted the Girton company's
opening of "A Midnight Marriage."
"A Midnight Marriage" is from the
pen of Hal Reld, one of the best known
writers of melodrama, and it is a good
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. The story of the piece is one that
one reads very often In the daily pa
pers—that of a young New York bro
ker reared in luxury and with too
much money to spend and too much
time to waste, who, while on a spree,
marries a young and beautiful music
hall singer In the Bowery. He takes
her home, where his parents, aristo
crats, resent his action in refusing to
leave the girl, and turn them both
from their home.
Of course throughout the story are
the necessary heavy man who wants
the hero to marry the singer and ln
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ths way get his fortune, but who him
self is in turn in love with the beauti
ful music hall singer, and the "heavy
woman, who is in love with the hero,
Jimmie Van Austin. Considerable
comedy is furnished throughout the
piece by several good characters, the
last act finishes with the usual for
giveness and triumph of the hi
While the villain "gets Ins."
Seenically the production is one "
the best that has been seen during tho
Girton company's stay at the '.rami
opera house. George "Webb Is cast
in the role of Jimmie Van Austin, the
young broker. Miss West's work as
Alice Alston is commendable through
out. Agnes Johns is this week play
ing a capital female "heavy.' One -1
the stars of the performance is Get
trude Claire with her characterization
of Bridget (.'Hooligan. . \
A clever song and dance specialty
was Introduced in the first act music
hall scene by Misses Hufford and
Burns. ' „ .
The principal big scene of the play
that of the subway explosion In the
third act—was realistically given and
received much applause. Next week
Manager Girton announces 'I he
Queen of the Highway'," with Neva
West in the role of Belle Diamond.
. « *
Sam Curtis, who originated the "kid"
acts in vaudeville, and who lor years!
has played nothing but parts of the I
school "trouble maker," with los com-i
pany of five will be the headllner : of
C . new Sullivan & Consldlne bill open
ing at the Los Angeles theater this
afternoon. They will present Mr. Cur
tis' o-lginal one-act farce entitled A
Session in School." Other exceptionally
attractive acts on the new bill will be
the six English juggling girls, "I'has
ma," the goddess of light; the Hold
worths In their musical act. the three
Nevarros, European equilibrists; Hav
erly and Wells in "Mr. Piker and Miss
Kidder," and new comedy motion pic
tures will complete the bill.
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The Shuberts' laughing success,
'•Billy." will have its first western pre
sentation tonight at the Belasco the
ater. In the Belasco performance
Richard Vivian will be seen in the
part created In New York by Sydney
Drew, that of Billy Hargraves, a
young football coach. The entire ac
tion of "Billy" happens on the steam-
ship Florida during a trip from New
York to the Bermudas.
see
With the intention of having the
coolest and most comfortable play
house in Lais Angeles, Manager Bov
ver of the Los Angeles theater yes
terday had sixteen 26-inch electric fans
installed, placing four on each side of
the lower floor and threo on each side
of the balcony.
* • *
Lewis S. Stone will start on a five
weeks' vacation this morning and will
not return to the Belasco-stage until
Monday night, September 12, when the
sixth anniversary of the playhouse
will be celebrated. The piece selected
for the occasion is Charming Pollock's
"Such a Little Queen," which has
never before been played anywhere in
the west. The Belasco production will
be under the direction of Pollock. The
presentation will introduce a new Be
lasco leading lady who will succeed
Miss Oakley.
« • •
"The Great John Ganton," which de
lighted local playgoers when given lr,
the Auditorium last winter by George
Pawcett, will have its Initial stock
production next week at the Belasco,
with William Yerance in- the Fawceti
role. "The Great John Ganton". is a
dramatic version of Arthur Jerome
Eddy's novel, "Ganton & C 0.," and
Mr. Eddy will be In attendance upon
all of the rehearsals of the play.
EXPLOSION OF BALLOON
INJURES MANY AUSTRIANS
VIENNA, July 24.—An army .officer
and a number of peasants have been
severely Injured by the explosion of
the Austrian military balloon Hun-
Maria, in the province of Neutra, Hun
gary. < ..";>
The balloons started from the Vienna
arsenal in the morning, and had a
slow, uneventful journey until Lieut.
Hoftstetter, who was In command, de.
elded to alight about 4 o'clock.
A large crowd of peasants assembled
to hold and pack the balloon, but as
it was being emptied of gas a violent
explosion occurred, which completely
wrecked the balloon. The officer and
peasants were enveloped in a sheet ot
flame. The accident is believed to have
been due to a peasant smoking a pipe.
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