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IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL NEWS OF THE THEATERS
HAMBERGER SISTERS GO EAST <*>♦€> '♦§> <H># Theater Party Is Given as a Farewell Miss Alvita Hamberger lo Study Voice Un der Master Two popular girls. Miss Ramona end Miss Alvita Hamberger. who will be greatly missed from the coming season's * gaieties. yesterday bade farewell to their friends and departed for New York. Miss Alvita will place herself im mediately under the tutelage of a celebrated vocal teacher and will de vote the next six months to the study of music* Although her voice possesses that dramatic quality ad mirably fitted for the operatic stage. Miss Hamberger, It is understood, has no ambition for a professional career but Is content to shine as a vocal light at home or ln the musical cir cles among her friends. Miss Ramona will spend the winter ln New Tork with her sister. A theater party ln compliment to Misses Hamberger was given Tues day rfight by A. C. Blumenthal, who Invited, to meet them Miss Dorothy Mann, Miss Ethel Gregg, Roy Ryone, Alfred J. Rich Jr., W. W. Kellogg, E L. Lomax Jr. and E>alton Mann. * * * Dr. Van Wyck Recovering Dr. Crittenden Van Wyck who re cently met with an accident in which he broke -a wrist, is convalescent. He returned several days ago to his home-in this city and next week will resume his practice. * * # Bmguieres Return Home After a six months' sojourn in Europe, where they visited princi pally along the Mediterranean coast, Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Brugulre and their little son Francis Jr. returned to San Francisco this morning, and have reopened their former apart ments at the Hotel Monroe. Since their arrival in the United States the early part of August, the Bruguieres have been visiting in Newport, where they were the guests of Mr. Bruguiere's brother, Louis UruiKuiere, who has an attractive borne in the fashionable seaport town. * * * Buy Home in Palo Alto Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rammage, who since their marriage have occu- pied an apartment in Jackson street. | have bought a home in Palo Alto, j where they will live in future. Their j new domicile is at Emerson and Churchill avenues, adjacent to the residence of Mrs. Rammage's mother, Mrs. Campbelf Bowie. * * * To Live in San Francisco Mr. and ' Mrs. Ashleigh Simpson, who have been living in Mill Valley since their marriage in the early summer, within the next two weeks will move to San Francisco, where they have rented an apartment ln Tarkin street. • * * ♦ . Make Round Trip to Panama Among the arrivals on the Colusa yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. Francis H. <;ra<?e and their son Francis Jr. --v. ho returned to San Francisco after making the round trip to Panama. While at Guatemala the little boy • ran a rusty nail into his foot, caus ing severe injury which has occa sioned hia parents much anxiety. Paris, Paul Verdier has returned to * ♦ * Paul Verdier Home After a delightful summer passed at his old home in the suburbs of Paris, Paul 'Verdier has returned to San Francisco. He has opened an apartment at the St. Francis Hotel, where he will be domiciled for the * * * Whites Return From Trip Mi and -Mrs. Ralston White re turned Tuesday to Mill Valley and liave f"eo»ened their home "The Gar den of Allah," where they will pass tlte winter. Recently the Whites en joyed a motor tour to points of inter ests in northern California. * * * Arrive in Banff Mrs. Adrian Yon Behrens and the Misses Ida and Josephine Ross have arrived in Banff, where they have Joined a party of English friends and together they will take a leisurely trip through Canada before sailing Xor Europe. This year instead of going imme- Miss Alvita Hamberger, who left for New York yesterday with her sister, Miss Ramona Hamberger, for an indefinite stay. diately to London, as has been their custom, Mrs. Yon Behrens and the Misses Ross will take a motor tour through France and Spain, and will return to England shortly before the Christmas holidays. * # * Season in Mill Valley Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dempsey and their two children. Miss Evelyn and Master Jack Dempsey, will remain throughout the winter in Mill Valley, where they have obtained a cottage. Mr. and Mrs. James Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Coleridge Ertz will also con tinue to live in the pretty suburb throughout the gay season. * * * Stork Visits De Laveagas Mr. and Mra. Edward J. De Lave aga are receiving the congratulations of their friends on the birth of a son August 27. This is the fourth child in the family, the others being Mlghel, Eduardo and Lucia. Mr. and Mrs. De Laveaga and their family and the former's father Mlghel De Laveaga returned a fortnight ago from "Bien Venida," their country estate in Contra Costa county. They are occupying their new home in West Clay Tark. * * * Visiting Mrs. Detrick Miss Helen Bowie has been spend ing the last week as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Bowie Detrick, at her home In Jackson street. * »; ' m To Return to Presidio A host of friends are waiting to i welcome Captain and Mrs. John Burke ! Murphy and their little daughter. Miss Virginia Murphy, who will re turn to San Francisco shortly to make their home at Fort Mason. The Murphys have lived in Califor nia teh last three years and their re turn will be the occasion of rejoicing and entertainment ln both army and civilian circles. With good wishes there will be congratulations for Cap tain Murphy, who has been detailed as aid de camp to General Murray, IT, 9. A., Captain Herbert Brees is the other aid. Captain and Mrs. Murphy have been THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1913. stationed at Fort Columbia, Wash, since the latter part of May. # * # Gunn-Hood Wedding Surprise The marriage of Miss Gertrude Hood of Santa Rosa and Kenneth Gunn of San Rafael, which was cele brated ln this city last evening, has come as a complete surprise to a wide circle of friends, who had not been apprised of their engagement. The marriage was celebrated with out any ostentation at the Church of the Advent, Rev. Dr. Lathrop officiat ing, and was witnessed only by the members of the two families, and Harry Evans, a close friend of the groom. the party enjoyed a dinner at the St. Francis hotel. Mrs. Gunn is the daughter of Mrs. Laura S. Hood of Santa Rosa and is a sister of Charles Hood. She Is a relative of Judge and Mrs. W. W. Morrow of San Rafael and of Mrs. Henry Roosevelt, who arrived last Saturday from the Philippines. The bride, of the petite, blonde type of beauty, has enjoyed a wide degree of popularity with Santa Rosa's younger set, with whott activ ities she has been Identified. Mr. Gunn is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gunn of San Rafael and is a brother of Dudley and Russell Gunn. James O'Brien Gunn Is his uncle and his cousins are Mrs. Charles Woods of Redwood City, Edward, George and Eckel Gunn. The engagement had been known for some time by the two families, but owing to their extreme youth the public announcement was with held. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gunn had planned to take a European tour in the near future. They were to have been accompanied by their sons. The marriage of Kenneth Gunn and M,lsß Hood will probably change their plans. Mr. and Mrs. Gunn left last evening on their honeymoon. On their re turn they will live in San Francisco. * * * Mrs. Fitch to Give Luncheon Mrs. Robert Newell Fitch will be the hostess at an informal luncheon at her home in Lyon street next Thurs day in compliment to Mies Muriel WHISPERINGS in the WINGS... WALTER ANTHONY They say on Broadawy that if any actor at all is working it is Edwin Stevens. He is the most versatile of men, his stage talents running from tragedy to comedy, back through burlesque and musical comedy and thence on to the tricks of the sleight of hand performer. Lately, however, Stevens has stuck closely to his vaudeville work and has developed several acts of real artistic merit, such for instance, as his delineation of Dickens' characters, in which, with Tina Marshall, he has more than once been seen over the Orpheum circuit. He is shortly to arrive again with tiny Tina in an entirely new offering, "The Troubles of R. and J." ♦ * # When you go to the Columbia do not overlook the two very ample squaws who encourage and abet their Indian friends when the latter do their extraordinary and barbaric dance. After the wierd stoppings and gruntings and percussive music are over the squaws seat themselves with the air of washerwomen on a basket of clothes and then they watch the pretty little Castilian ladies who come forth to execute a real dance. One of the twain of aborigines looks on with undoubted, though slightly superior approval, while the other ex hibits her disapproval in plainest, though mute terms. To them It isn't real dancing at all, but some kind of calisthenics, I suppose, not to be tolerated as a serious dance. This entire second act, ln fact, is one of the most interesting and strangest ever staged. If David Be lasco had ever thought of it he would have written a play around, as he did around the fiesta scene in "The Rose of the Rancho," but even Belasco could not have imbued It with that spirit of real and not mock devotion that touches the heart of every be- holder of MeGroarty's "Mission Play." * * » Professional obituary writers are always burying two great masters, of whom one is Shakespeare and the other is Wagner. Not a season passes but what, with friendly tears, either or both of these twain are interred ln the dust of things forgot; but they don't stay put. it seems. With the advent of Margaret Anglln back in the ranks of Shakespearean players for the coming season. It Coombs, whose engagement to Joseph Gyle was recently announced. Miss Coombs was one of the attendants at the Fitch-Stafford marriage, which was an event of June. '• * * * Depart for San Diego Mrs. Oscar Beatty and her two children motored up from Woodside during the week and spent two or three days in the city. They departed yesterday for San Diego, where they will visit for several weeks. *• • t Entertains for Daughters Mr,-, clement Horst entertained at a matinee party recently in honor of her two daughters, Miss Hazel and Miss Helen Horst. Twelve guests en joyed her hospitality. OLIVERS DEPART ON RIVER CRUISER Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Oliver of Oak land and their children, with Mr. and Mrs. James Byers Black, formerly Miss Katherine McKlrath. left yester day on the Bonnie Doon, the Williams Letts Oliver yacht, for a short cruise up the Sacramento river. TJjey will be away from town over the weekend. Mrs. Frederick Vickery and Mrs. Roy Cowles will unite in entertaining the members of one of the smaller bridge clubs at an informal evening at cards, on September 18, at Mrs. Vlckery's Claremont home. Among those who will enjoy the evening are Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Vickery, Mr and Mrs Hoy Cowles, Mr. and Mrs. David Ollphant. Mr. and Mrs. Warren McKlbben. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Wells Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Firebaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baker, Miss Abbie Oll phant, Miss Katherine Culver, Miss Hope Matthews and several others. * * » Mrs. Moylan C. Fox Jr. was the guest of honor at a tea this after noon, at which Miss Grace Ewing en tertained 150 of the younger set. Until her marriage last August. Mrs. Fox was Miss Ktha Musser. She and her husband are in Oakland a few days before continuing their honeymoon to their new home In Ftah. Miss Ewing was assisted in receiv ing by her mother. Mrs. J. Carroll Ew ing, and sister, Miss Leila Ewing, and Mrs. O. C. Musser, Miss Phyllis Lov ell, Miss Lilla Lovell, Miss Mabel Ish, Miss Maurine Berry, Miss Helen Coo gan, Miss Dorothy Capwell, Miss Dor othy Mcßoyle, Miss Hazel Ingels. Miss Downey, Mrs. Neal Harris and Mrs. Carmen Ghirardelli. This evening Miss Dorothy Capwell will give a rag dance at her home, ln Kelton Court, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fox. # * * Miss Helen Beckwith is entertaining as her house guest Mrs. Leonard Hus sar, who, since her marriage of sev eral years ago, has made her home in the south. Mrs. Hussar was Miss Anna Bernays. * * * Miss Evelyn Kills has returned to town from the Vosemite valley, where she spent the latter part of August. The Ellis family recently purchased the Selwyn Eddy residence, ln Oak seems that the country is to be well supplied with performances of the bard's drama. I have probably over looked one or two actors or com panies producing Shakespeare this season, but the list as far as it occurs to me this minute goes like this: Margaret Anglin, who is soon to be seen at the Columbia In a repertoire of Shakespeare. John Drew, who is playing "Much Ado About Nothing." Sothern and Marlowe, in repertoire. William Faversham, In repertoire. Forbes-Robertson. In "Hamlet." Robert Mantell, ln repertoire. Howard Kyle, ln repertoire. The Stratford players. The Coburn players. Ben Greets players. That makes 11 organizations devot ed- in part or entirely this season to the offering of the classic plays of William Shakespeare. I forgot to say that in this list Forbes-Robertson is also playing one of Shaw's dramatic pieces, "Caesar and Cleopatra." * * * While old favorites are appearing in new roles in Fred Belasco's offer ing of "Madame Sherry" at the Alca zar in this city, Percy Bronson and Winnie Baldwin are the Edward and Yvonne respectively In the Los An geles presentation of the Karl Moschna musical comedy. * * * The biggest success achieved during his last otherwise unprofitable season at the Columbia by Hackett was in "The Bishop's Candlesticks," a dram atization of the episode in "Les Mls erables" concerning the kindly cure and the desperate Valjean. Hackett is contemplating a tour ln vaudeville in this one act play. » * * Charles Muehlman, who sold his managerial Interests in the Savoy a few months ago. is now In New York preparing to take out one of Oliver Morosco's companies playing "Peg o' My Heart." Winthrop Ames, who should know, says: "The great trouble with the theatrical business Is a lack of good plays, and there is also a famine in good actors." land avenue, where they have been domiciled through the summer. * # * The wedding of Miss Winifred Mas tick and Ira Clerk will be arranged as one of the interesting events of the ratter part of the year. The betrothal was announced several months ago. Miss Mastlck belongs to a pioneer family ln Alameda. * * * Mrs. Samuel S. Shepard has opened her Adams Point home for the sea son. She returned a few days ago from Tahoe where she spent the late summer. NOTED AUTHORITY ON SPORTS CUES RHEUMATISM QUIETUS Joseph Murphy of The Call Knocks Out Old Lnemy With Akoz From a condition where he was forced to give up work and seek re lief at the springs because of a se vere attack of rheumatism, Joseph Murphy, of the Sporting Department of the San Francisco Call, and one of the best known handlcappers on the Coast, has fully regained his health through taking Akoz, the wonderful California medicinal mineral discov ered by J. D. Mackenzie. "I suffered for many months from inflammatory- rheumatism and tried many remedies, which failed to re lieve me," said Mr. Murphy, In dis cussing his case. "My physicians or dered me to the springs, and I spent a couple of months seeking relief. I returned to San Francisco after spending a month at one of the Springe and was somewhat discour aged, but hopeful that I would find a r< medy that would cure me. . "Fortunately, I was advised by a friend to try Akoz, which I did. 'I took it Internally, and, after a few days, I noticed a remarkable change in my condition. I continued taking it for about two weeks, when I con cluded that I was well. "Up to the time I took th*> remark able remedy I had been compelled to give up my work and the physicians seemed unable to give in- any relief. It is more than a year sine c I used Akoz and apparently the ailment has entirely left my system. "FrOHl my own experience with the wonderful curative powers of Akoz, I am only too glad to advise all per sons suffering from rheumatism to use Akoz and thus promptly end their distress." Akoz is equally effective in the treatment of stomach, kidney and | I ftjj all 11 ▼I•M W 4 w 1*1 1 ikii*|y-i The Leading- Playhouse—Geary and Mason, j Nightly. Inclnillng Ban.—Mat. Wed., Sat.. Sun. SECOND RIG WEEK of John Steven i MeGroarty'a Mannllleently Staged Pageant Drama, THE MISSION PLAY 100 People In the Great Fiesta Scene ; Spanish Songra and Dances THIRD WEEK BEGINS NEXT MONDAY ; Mn.tliie.-s Next Week--Tur-s, We*.; Sat.. Sun. > Tie. and Wed. Matinees at Special Prices j 25c to $1.00 1 CORT STARS ARE VERSATILE Two Players Come From the Ripples Of Musical Comedy WALTER ANTHONY Tbje relation between musical comedy and the "legit" Is closer than it seems, according to two of the principals in "Ready Money" at the cort. Both Nena Blake, who is the dimpling sweetheart of Stephen Baird (in the play, of course), and the impersonator of Stephen, lover of Miss Grace Tyler (In the play, of course) have come into the legitimate through the ripples of musical plays. Miss Blake was lured, from the ranks of the frivolous to play in "Ready Money," up to which time her abilities had been engaged in trip ping through "The Gingerbread Man" and later in "Coming Through the Rye." She acquired three things ln the latter work —a white horse of pure Arabian breed, William J. Brady's offer to go into the "legit" and a millionaire suitor. In fact, the suitor should come first, for it was he who gave her the white horse on which she rode for many months and on to many a The said millionaire stands impatiently ready, so report most reasonably says, to put a ring on pretty Nena's finger and lead her to the altar any day she nods her head in his direc tion, and he has been ever since ha saw her "Comln' Thro' the Rye." But Mr. Brady saw her, too, and heard her. He argued that she had too excellent a voice for musical comedy, that her singing qualifica tions rendered her ineligible to suc ceed where voices are so slightly de manded, and, tempted by the gold of his offer, we have with us today, as the after dinner speaker has It, Miss Nena Blake. Robert Ober's beginnings were yet more humble. The leading man in "Ready Money" used to be assistant tieasurer of a St. Louis theater. In any other business than the theat rical it appears that the man who handles the money first has a shade on the rest, but the assistant treas urer, cooped up in a box office, has no financial opportunities to speak of, and so when the chance came to Ober to step out he did —and stepped on the stage. The actor who was sup posed to play a small role in the theater where Ober worked left or was discharged, or something. Any how, Ober was given the opportunity to take his place, and he did. More over, he must have "made good," be cause his next role had more words in it and his next had more words and more coin—thus proving that silence isn't always golden. In the 11 years of Ober's career on the stage he has played everything from musical comedy to parts in Bernard Shaw's dramas. In this city he is best known for his work in three parts—Monty Brewster in "Brewster's Millions," the son ln ' Madame X," and Stephen Balrd in "Ready Money." Previous to his appearance in "Brewster's Millions" he scarcely left Broadway, where he was with Nat ■iu.Mll-.m— -„,.„„,,p - : *§l sssv*vi JOSEPH JII'RPHY, of the San Francisco Call. i bladder troubles, catarrh, eczema, i ulcers, piles and other ailments. For i sale by-all druggists.—Advertisement. ALCAZAR PHONK KKAIi NT 2 A CLEAN KNOCKOUT! Matinee Tomorrow and Sunday EXTRA MATINEE TIESDAY RALPH HERZ Assisted 1»y MAUDE AMBER, the AlriiEfir ComptDy, Specially Eatcaged Artists and Tuneful Chorus of Girls In "MADAME SHERRY" All the Song Hits. l p to Date Dance*, i isc to $1; Met., 2vc to 30c, Miss Nena Blake at the Cort, whose finger awaits a ring. Goodwin in "When We Were Twenty-, one"; with Fay Templeton and Victor Moore in Cohan's "Forty-five Minutes From Broadway"; with Arnold Daly for a season, playing important parts, and then he appeared in "Madame X," with which he came to the coast when Adeline Dunlap was the fea tured player. In this role he made a memorable impression here. TO DISCLSS HEALTH BOARD At the monthly meeting: of the Berkeley city council this evening the petition of v number of citizens that the board of health bo reorganized, so that laymen as well as different schools of medicine shall be repre sented In its membership, will be taken under consideration. Mayor Heywood's recommendation that the board be entirely abolished will also be discussed. AMUSEMENTS LEADING THEATER, M^aT\WM r «<> Mirket H ■ Ejjw I/« Phone Sutter 2460. B\J Ills WEEK w*-* AND NEXT Seat* NoW for Second Week. HOLIDAY MAT—ADMISSION DAY. Prita* BOe to Si.so. Mats. Wert, and Sat. BEST SKATS $1.00 AT WED. MAT. William A. Brady Ltd. 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