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IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL NEWS OF THE THEATERS
SOCIETY AWAITS THE DANSANT Cranes Will Lead the New Style Hop St. Francis Affair Tomorrow Afternoon to Open Winter Festivities 5 °.. Society is •going through the step 6 ;n- preparation for tomorrow's the \.dansa,nt, the first to be given this '"■'...ejaaJKj'nV and' which will be about the ■>"' jmast mode cf entertainment 0 .••.'.ivjth "wjiich'to relieve the tedium of •;t>u» .winter. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas ' ,'t?rajie," who Will lead in the amuse °merrf,. - issued invitations to it last week, . tomorrow will see the, bout'ton in readiness for the after _ :noon of fan. The affair will take . c X>lac"e" h?-the colonial ballroom of the , .SSi. FE&ncts. Upstairs in the balcony tables wiU be placed, different sizes 4 -f tables to accommodate parties, and • •'.oWnstairs also there will be a sim ° ". ■ The'-fipor center will be cleared for noon- at." intervals Mr. and Mrs. Crane ? : an-exhibition of the newest Elre/wll! join them on the floor, and .* si'er tabs* whq do not car* to partici pate there will be the pleasure of '■-'looking on, with the addition of tea and the chatter of friends to mako th& enjoyment perfect Among the de-Mrs! Frederick Mc- Mr*. William H. Tay-jMrs. Augustus Taylor lor Ji. J Mr*. Henry C.'arence Mrs. MOuntford Wilsont Breeden Mr*. Robin Ilayne 'Mrs. Sydney Cloman * * * Miss Carey to Visit Here c Miss Evelyn Carey has arrived from Portland and will by the guest of 8 Miss Beatrice Nickel for several months. Several affairs have already heen planned for her entertainment by the members of the younger set, among those who will be hostesses in her honor being Miss Helen Jones, Miss Sophie Beyland, Miss Marian Mrs. Proctor Recovering The friends of Mrs. Frank Proctor will rejoice in the news that she is rapidly recovering from the severe trouble she has had with her eyes for th last two months. She is with her motlter and Miss Clarissa Lohse at Pel Monte, but will return to her 1 rme ki Oakland shortly. Mr. and v~ Proctor and Mr and Mrs Mc -4 7rT&t W SLrT h tS TeekTat SU the resort' Mrs. Proctor was taken ill and fur thfe last seven weeks has been To Spend Winter in Oakland Mr. and Mrs. Puane Bliss will ar rive from Tahoe the last of the month p. , • bUfl the winter in Oakland. Mr*. Vi'iss's sisters, Miss Ruth and M:-s Jmiv Dunham, have been there several vvweks and have rented a -iiettv home ir. Berkeley not far from '. one -.recently leased by Mrs. Lang- Retnrn from Motor Tour Mr. and Mrs. Atholl Mcßean and Mr i-i.il Mrs. George 11. Lent have r> ■ turned from a three weeks' motor of the north. Mr. and Mrs. Lent | « established in their home | )_ p.-.;;;u-a:.ie while. Mr. and Mrs. rjsin hava returned to their home -::- * # To Spend Winter in City Mr and' Mrr. Ralph Bneyd-ICyn ecraley'' have taken an apartment at ' ; 1*55 Jones street, where they will be for the winter. Miss Daisy lamed' Saturday to *jan Francisco To Jr>in Mother in La\v in East Mrs. James K. Mofßt Jr. will leave California tomorrow for the east, where tho will join her mother in "imtr Mrs. James Moffitt, who has y?»■; \*. Xew York the last two Ifont&sJ She v.lll be on tho Atlantic coast four weeks or more and will bo accompanied home by the elder * # * At McCloud Country Club - tiVd "'lrs. Archie Prcctor and Mr. j has proved th*c sojourn that Ftoctor and Mr*. Havens have <ie.-i£c'3 tp prfj'.oru; their visit another voek and'will be again joined Satur d.rv\.b> .'heir husbands, whom busl i ■ ai-obliged to return here th!c morn- Rogrrjald Ferntlld is enjoying a short -"Stay in Mcnlb l'arlc as the «u*3fc-oJ Mfc, and Mrs. Talbot Walker, i | v iIL linger there another week - .fore ":< turning to his home in Santa % . al da*y« ry Vl-.t Jamee Cuh- j Miss Dorothy May, who has announced her engagement to Roger Lennon. night ago and shared in the pleas ures given for her. * * * Miss Foster to Enter School Miss Enid Foster will depart soon for Santa Barbara, where she will on ter Miss Gamble's school. Mr. and Mrs. Charles .lay Foster will not ac company their daughter south, but will re:,ia;n in their home, I a Ha iti's. Aikins Home Again Mrs. lironti M. Aikins has returned to her home in Broadway after a 10 days' visit with fricsds in Los An- Ccr.clud': Sojourn in Country Mrs. '£.. Norwood and Mr. and Mrs. William Breeze have returned to their home in Green street after a delight ful summer passed in Talo Aito. * «• Engagement Announced at Tea At a brilliant reception given in the St. Francis Saturday by her mother, Mrs. Margaret C. May. Miss Dorothy Josephine May announced her engage ment to Roger Lcnnon. a well known business man of this city. The news was conveyed by means of tiny cards which were handed to each guest as she entered the room. Mr. Lcnnon is a member of the firm of the late William fluff. His parents formerly resided at Gilroy, but of recent years have made their home here. All plans in regard to the marriage are Mrs. John Baker Jr., the former Miss Alice May, shared with her sis ter in the honors of the afternoon. Mr.:. Baker has recently returned on a visit to hex old home from Chi cago, where she has resided since Assisting Mrs. May and her daugh- Mrs. Alfred Roncorlerii tfiae Lucille \Zng Mrs. T. .T, Oswley. jlllss Brum BsIMMH Mr*. Howard Bletliea 'Ml s Anita viahaven October 20, has chosen as her attend ants Miss Elizabeth Erieo as maid of honor and as bridesmaids Miss Helen Johnson, Miss Laura Curry. Miss Helen Wright and Miss Madge Wilson. The weddlac be hUa in St Luke's chv.v '.i and will be a brilliant affair. Mr. and Mr:-. Howard Burns Rector are lejMciuf in 13« ao.ve.it of a little THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1913. ley yesterday. Mrs. Rector was former ly Miss Gladys Brigham, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brigham of Los Gatos and a sister of Mrs. Eugene C. Johnson. Reopen Jackson Street Residence Mr. and Mrs. William Tubbs have returned from Del Monte, where they have passed the greater part of the summer, and are again domiciled In their home in Jackson street. Entertain Weekend Party Major and Mrs. Joseph Knowlton entertained a weekend party at their home Jn Fort Barry, several guests crossing from this city to attend it. Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Rees and their daughter. Miss Dorothy Rees, were among others who enjoyed their * * -s Will Depart for New York San Francisco society bade a re gretful goodby to Mrs. Jamos Cun ningham and her daughters. Miss Sara and Miss Elizabeth Cunning ham, who today departed for their home in New York, after a summer spent at their country seat in Wood side. During their sojourn here the Cunninghams have participated In the social affairs for the younger set and have also entertained extensively In their country home. *• .■ * # Dr. Schultz Back From East Dr. Frank Schultz of Washington, D. C, has arrived in San Francisco and has joined Mrs. Schultz at her apartments in the Hotel Victoria. Visiting in City her home In Jackson street. Waiter in Hospital, Clerk in Jail-Row Over Love of Woman Carl Jones Tries to Convince Tom Fox Girl Likes Him Best— Eeats Rival With Club Following a heated argument over the affections of a woman, Car! Jones, clerk at the Hotel Statler. 1.14 Ellis street, attacked Thomas Fox. a waiter employed by the Bay City restaurant, early this morning in tbe hotel. With ii hoavy club l;e beat Fox into un consciousness and the latter was taken to the central emergen-y hos- Jones was arrested by Policeman Frank I'uramlngs and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. WHISPERING in the WINGS... Eleanor Gates, the author of "The Poor Little Rich Girl" and of a new play that is soon to be produced in New York, is a proud and haughty playwright these days. Miss Gates hesitates at nothing for the sake of realism. Recently she found herself in need of a clearer idea of how the business end of a police station is conducted. She went to a precinct in her neigh borhood and presented herself to the braided officer in charge. But from this dignitary the dramatist received scant courtesy. Piqued, Miss Gates ssougth the police commissioner and obtained a permit to pry Into the innermost secrets of the lockup, which were laid bare for her inspection. So now she proudly displays the permit to her friends, and she de clares that it will be framed and hung in the lobby of the theater when the play is produced. Mrs. Donaid McLean, one of the foremost clubwomen of.America, and honorary president general of the National society, Daughters of tl»* American Revolution, who is well known in San Francisco, writes that "Our American poet, springing from a race of American patriots. ORPHEUM AUDIENCE IS LAUGHED OUT It was a ' laughed dut" audienre that left the Orpheum yesterday after noon. An audience of intelligent San Franciscans whose motto is show us." They were shown what real comedy should he and not a man or woman in the big crowd seemed good for even one more chuckle. It all started when YViliam Bui ress arrived on the stage with his company in "The New Song Birds, featured as the head liner. It is a satire on grand opera, a satire such as George V. Hobart is famous for. Victor Herbert wrote the music good, lively, tuneful music througn effectiveness of real grand opera. And the way Burress and his company presented the play wil be remem bered by Orpheum goers. Burress assumed his original role of Oscar Hammershine. Every word and every- sentence he uttered brought down the house. His lines fairly bristle with witticisms and puns. He is ably supported by Ben Mosche, who takes the part of Gagagaguga/.i. This unpronounceable person is supposed to represent grand opera as iis , Tbe scene 'opens with the entrance of a Reporter Lady. She is looking for the unpronounceable one. She finds him, and by the aid of a few bright smiles induces him to bring forth his songbirds for her approval. "Gaggy." as he is called for short, complies and out comes Madame Tet tlezini, followed by Robinson Caruso and Peter Pantson. They emit car ols for the Reporter Lady, who is so pleased she immediately hunts up "Hammy." "Hammy," accepting the challenge, produces Madame Yellba, Alessandre and Edouard Delestcure. And that is a fair sample, only there was more of it. The audience almost refused to let "Hammy" and "Gabby" and company leave the stage. They got six cur tain calls. "Jimmy" Mullen and Alan Coogan ran a mighty close second for the favors in "Odd Nonsense." With songs, dances and plain cleverness the duo won tho heart of the audi ence. Mullen got laughs before he opened his mouth. He se«med the very soul of fun. Coogan Is exceed ingly classy as a dancer, and together they drove some of the audience into hysterics. They were finally per mitted to say farewell for the after noon. It was time, because laughter J. C. Nugent, in his original oddity, "The Regular," with Jule York, achieved a triumph as had been ex of night life along brilliant Broad way. Nugent is better even than he used to be, and that's saying a lot. Ho keeps his audience chuckling, and the chuckling frequently breaks into roars. The act finishes with a pathos that's relieving. The bill begins with Carl Rosini, decks of cards from his bald spot. Also he shows up San Francisco eggs by plucking a live rooster from a piece of hen fruit. His act took well. Lane and O'Donnell, in "The Lu natic Tumblers"; Carl MrCullotigh, "the Joy Germ," in some good na tured travesties on well known stage folk besides several fetching songs: moving pictures of tho recent golf tournament 'at Del Monte, and the two holdovers, "The Little Farisicnne." deserves all laurels which can crown his memory. To make even better known and more popular his ex quisite idyl of our own continent is a worthy undertaking. The charm and tender romance can .not be eclipsed. Oh, it is such a relief to me, an American woman, wife and mother, to know that I and my fam ily may hope to see on our stage a pure, not purient, presentation." Arthur Hopkins' production of 'Evangeline' opens in New York next * * * "Oh, Oh, Delphine," the big Klaw & Frlanger musical success, has started on Its western tour with the original cast identified with it during the sea son's run in New York last year. Be fore the tour ends every big city on the Pacific coast will be visited. There will not be a second or third company of this popular McLellan-Caryll play, ami San Francisco will see precisely the same company and production that New York applauded for so many months. Hall Came, the novelist, is spending the season at Greeba castle, on the Isle of Man, where he will complete his dramatization of his new book, "The Woman Thou Gayest Me," which will be produced in America in the near future. with Valeric Serice, and Charles Del more and Ben Light, conclude, the bill. TUNEFUL "MARITANA" IS REVIVED AT TIVOLI i patriot, Jim Marshall, was discover ing gold in California, AY. Vincent I last night after a silence of 10 years. ! One is inclined to wonder at the Any person who can remember and Who doesn't know "Let Me Like a Soldier Fall." "Scenes That Are Iby Day," "Hear Me, Gentle Mari- They are as popular songs as "In the Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and as enduring as "The Heard Bowed j Down. j* urthermore, the opera is better constructed than "The Bohe mian Girl." The Tivoli company's production last night was delightful. Rena Vivien no was Maritana, and her clear voice made the old ballads ring true and pure and her charming per sonality carried the spirit of the melo dramatic opera splendidly. John R. Phillips was Don Caesar, and sang the j songs with a robust tenor that carried their dash and vim. Myrtle Dingwall plumpness, and Sarah Edwards was the grotesque old marchioness, and funny at it. The other parts were well sung and presented. Of course, like in any opera written In '48. there is a chorus of merry villagers and they are a pleasant looking chorus and sing quite as prettily as they look. •s- ft * "Miss Nobody From Starland" at Alcazar One of Ralph Herz' most success ful vehicles, "Miss Nobody From Star Tho bMOiajt Playhouse. <!pnry and Mason. i w<» Weeks, U(-ui"i'i«ii TONIGHT MATINEES WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY M \IUi.\HICT ANGLIN I:: Eliboroatn Shakespearean Revivals, week THE TAMING Of THE SHREW (With the Induction) MISS, ANGLIN as Katherine. Next Week—MlSS ANGLIN in ■Tr -.jiii. Nlahi" mi.l "As Yom Like II." S33BBIHHBS3i^EBkfIHBHIIw9uEBBSH^ Market it., opp. Mason st. CARTER THE, GREAT World Famous Illusionist. 1 Hurrlal Add™ Feature. RAUL PEREIRA SEXTET Vaß&etUle'a Artistic Musical Act. 6 Other Pantages Features "THE LURE" LURES FIRST NIGHTERS William Burress Satires Grand Opera Jule York, who is appearing at the Orpheum this week Beatrice j Prentice, leading woman in | "The Lure," at the Cort. land," will start a week's run this evening at the Alcazar with the star heading a company of about 50 peo ple, including the Alcazar players, a number of specially engaged artists and a dozen or so stately show girls. This musical offering is brimful of novelties in situation, song, dance and dialogue, and all the principal char acters will appear In specialties. Mr. Herz will give impersonations of fa mous actors. A revelation in scenery Is promised. There will be only one week of "Miss Nobody From Starland," which will be followed next week by "Our Wives," a comedy by Frank Mendal. CYVMtf«.VV »u.S~OCV,TC«vt- v>Q>N*\X MATINEE TODAY AND EVERY DAT A GREAT NEW SHOW WiriUM BURRESS and CO. in Victor Her bert and Oeo. V. Hobaxt's "Tbe New Song Birds"; J. C. NUGENT. Vaudeville's Foremost Author-Comedian in His Original Oddity. "The Regular"; JAMES ML'LLBN and ALAN 000- GAN In "Odd Nonsense"; CARL McCUL LOUGH, "The Joy Germ," presenting new "Footllght Impressions"; LANE and O'DON NBLL, Lunatic Tumblers; CARL ROSINI, as sisted by Mile. Margaret; DBLMOKE nnd LIGHT; GOLF TO U lUt AM EN T AT DEL MONTH, shown by Orpheum Motion Pictures; Last Week. "THE LITTLE PARISIENNE," with VALERIE SBRICB. Evening prices 10c. 2;">c, 60c. 75c; Box Seats $1. Matinee prices (except Sundays and Holi days) Lie. He, 60c. Phone Douglas 70. ALCAZAR E^l'ny, STARTivt; TONIGHT—ONE WEEK ONLY RALPH HERZ With tho Alcazar Company, Several Spediilly- Kngaged Artists nnd a Big Beauty Chorus In "MISS EE FROM STARLAND" SPECIALTIES (;\I,ORK lIOTHAYELL HIIOWMI'S BALLETS PRICES Night, 25c to |1; Mat.. 25c to 50c. SI AT. Till KSUAY. SATURDAY. SUNDAY. NEXT WEEK —Frank Mendel's Comedy Hit. "OUR WIVES" With MR. HEUZ and the Alcazar Players. Uddv St. near Market. Phone Sutter 4200. EVERY NIGHT—I WEEK OXLY | Elaborate Revival of j [m^anaJ ■Wallace's Honiantlc Opera Matinees Saturday and Sunday j Pop. Prices, 25c. 50c and 75c : Box Seats 11. Next Monday—"THFl .MASCOT" ' EMPRESS Greater S. & C. Vaudeville SAMMY WATSON'S FARMYARD INCLUDING Every Kind of Trained Animal DOROTHY ROGERS & CO. BABES A LA CARTE A Great Big Comedy Show! Prices—loc, 20c, 30c _^25L*k.-—ak. LEADING THEATER, ) Market. H fl gjCTK H Phone Sutter 2460. IL. Wj THIS V. I'IK Mais Wed. .tiifl Sat. j First* Night* Audience Enthusiastically Approves of THE LIRE SEORGE SCARBOROUGH'S GREAT DRAMA ON THE WHITE SLAVE PROBLEM. ndorsed by the United States Department of Jltrlits and Satnrdaj Matinee. s«r to $1 M>. Beit Scats $1.00 at Wednesday Matinee. 9 Illusionist Mystifies at Pantages---Stringed Sextet Pleases Censored from the stage in New York, that grim drama, "The Lure." dealing with the white slave traffic, went with a vim at the Cort the ater last night. A typical San Fran cisco audience stamped the much discussed play with Its approval—■ evinced by repeated applause for tho members of the cast and for the sentiment expressed in the thrilling. About two-thirds of the men and women who attended last night seemed to be convinced that the por trayal of that most awful of all traffics —the white slave traffic —was sincere and truthful. They seemed faithful representation of what is going on now in every city in Aracr fectiveness. has proved to be the tre mendous hit of the season. Although dealing with a hideous subject, there is little of real indeli cacy in any of the three acts. True, the sordid interior of a house of the underworld is shown with startling reality; the "madam's" very gown seemed depraved; the "cadet." a crea ture one would involuntarily loathe and shrink from, but of indecency there is not a jot. The story of the play is simple. To earn money to send her dying mother to the country, the Rirl in nocently inquiries for work at the Scarlet house. She is brutally told how she can make the $100 necessary to insure her mother's life. In horror she shrinks away, and she would leave the place as she would a pesthole, when the madam. • with the cunning of a demon of darkness, persuades her that "it is the only way." Before she takes the fatal st*p she is rescued by a special government agent who later rounds up the white'slave gang and gives the audi ence the pleasure of seeing them on their way, handcuffed, to a federal prison. As the girl, Beatrice Prentice, tho leading woman, does a splendid piece of acting. She does not overdo her part. Her anguish is as good as the genuine could possibly be. She seems to feel her part, and she gets sympa thetic support. The leading aun, William J. Kelly, who first enacted "Ben Hur" on the coast, aroused err.Ttlon by his superb work. His performance is the finished product of a veteran a»'tor. As the doctor Adolph Link fur nishes the only touch of humor and gentleness found throughout the drama. He made his place secure in the hearts of the feminine con tingent when his lines led him to say that "if the women of this country wrote the laws, the white slaver would go to the electrio chair.' 1 "The Lure" was written by- George Scarborough. formerly a special secret service agent of the government, which, through Stanley j W. Finch, head of the federal bureau I for the suppression of the white slave traffic, has emphatically in- I dorsed the play. LURLINE BISH VXD I, ARK IN STREETS Ocean Water Baths SWIMMING AND TUB BATHS Salt water direct from tbe ocean. Open evseyr day and evening. Including Sundays and not Ida} a. from 0 a. vi. to 10 p. m. Spectators' gallery free. The Sanitary Baths Natatorlurii reserved Tnesday and Friday mornings from :» o'clock to noon (or womea onl.v. "FILTERED OCEAN WATER PLUNGE" COMFORTABLY HE ATE 3, CONSTANTLY CIRCULATING AND FILTERING. Hot Air Hair Dryers, Electric Curling Irons and Shampoo Room for Women Bathers Free BRANCH TUB BATHS. 2151 GEARY ST. 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