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Pageant of the Seven Seas Arouses Much Social Interest | " >• I*4 —**■ >*• * The "Pageant of the Seven Seas." a Stupendous performance which will be given In December as a benefit for the Seamen's Institute, is arousing the in terest of society and club men and •women, and already the various groups have begun the rehearsals for their episodes.. December 2, 3 and 4, after noons and evenings, are the dates now definitely set for the performance. Teh Seamen's, Institute is the local home for safrprS- and seafaring men from all over the world, and is a non sectarian institution- which has for years beenkt?pt up .by'the English speaking peorple of the community. In the last year .the institute has become Inadequate to the increased number of men who have sought its friendly •shelter. In view of this tact., and in anticipation of the greater .increase which will roli©W the opening of the Panama canal, the pageant benefit was projected to obtain funds to build a more commodious home. Recently the institute has been handed over to the care of the Ameri can mission, and it devolves upon the people of California to maintain and carry on this valuable and much heeded organization. It is a charity that should appeal to every resident of San Francisco, including the for eign population, for the sailors of every nation "iftH be made welcome, end will be cared for in illness and assisted In every way possible. A special effort will be made to inter est the young sailors. Mr. Harsh* Of the exposition is much interested in the progress and aim of the pageant. Pageantry now occupies a large place among the entertainments of the English summer season, and is becoming more and more interesting to Americans. It is a comparatively new idea and dates from the year 1905, when Messrs. Louis and Parker produced at the little town of Sher bourne In Dorset a play which at tracted the attention of all England. Since then there have been many such pageants. At Warwick the play was given: in the grounds of Warwick castle, where Pageant Queen Eliza beth spoke the actual words on the actual spot upon which the original queen uttered them more than 300 years ago; at Dore, Warwick, Win chester and York Messrs. Louis and Parker directed very beautiful and impressive pageants, while Frank Lascalie presided over of Ox ford, Quebec and Bath. In the .English towns noblemen and their ladles, archbishops, mayors and other persons of the highest po sitions in the community take the principal parts, and thereby lend the pageant an importance which it could gain in no other way. The entertainment has enlisted the assistance of prominent men and •women from all walks of life, and so ciety women especially are taking a lively interest. More than 1,000 per sona will take part, and these are being coached by Garnet Holme. There will b» six "episodes" to de pict the maritime achievements of popular heroes since the beginning of history. The episodes will be "Jason and the Golden Fleece," "Co lumbus at the Court of Ferdinand and Isabella," "Drake at the Court of Elizabeth."* "Magellan Rounding tbe Horn," "John Paul Jones at the Court of Marie Antoinette" and "Peary at the Pole" The scene of Jason and the Argo nauts has been written by Mrs. Ber tha Newberry, the Carmel writer, who made so great a success last year with "The Toad." Mrs. Grace Mc- Gowan Cooke, the novelist, contrib utes the Columbus scene, and Gu> Moyston, author of many recent dra matic successes, the Magellan episode. H. M. Rideout, a Boston writer, who Is sojourning in California prior to a long trip in Europe, has written the episode of Drake, and Sidney Coe Hcward, a young writer of great ability and promise, that of John Paul Jones. All the books are the result of careful study of times and inci dents by the authors, and are marked by literary quality. They will be assembled into a booklet which will be seld during the pageant for the guidance of the spectator and v/hich will bo a fine souvenir of the occa sion. .*.".. .." ''I The Pau-l 'Jrines episode is the one in Which society is taking an especial in terest. Mrs. Charles O. Alexander, Mrs. William Geer Hitchcock and Mrs. "Willam Hinckley Taylor are directing this scene, and fncident to lt will be a number of attractive tableaux, notably that of the manteaux blancs (court ladies) and of the American republi cans at the French court. In the man teaux blanxs group, which is being chaperoned by Mrs. Gteorge Kelham and Mrs. Cuyler Lee, are the follow ing f Mesdames Agnes Leonard, Max Rothschild and Kenneth Mac Dos. aid; Misses Marian Newhall, Genevieve King, Agnes Tillman, Louise Janip, Marian Zelle, Fernada Pratt, Harriet Alexander, Qorennab de Pue, Merritt Reid, Constance D-tvls and Enid Wat kins. .» In the American republican group are Misses Buth Zelle, Beatrice Nickel, Gertrude Hopkins, Helen Keeney- Genevieve tiothin, Gertrude O'Brien, Elizabeth Oyster, Helen Garritt, Elva de Pue and Edith Slack. Of the 12 young men who are to be the king's guards the following have been chosen: Carl Wolff, Gordon Tevis, Lansing Tevis, Frederick Till man and Ray Boweps. The Swiss guards must be more th&n sis feet Society News of the Week tall, must be shapely and good look ing. The episode of the Golden Fleece will be given under the direction of Mrs. William J. Drew and Mrs. D. E. F. Easton. That of Columbus at the Court of Ferdinand and Isabella will be staged by the employes of the Em porium, under the direction of Miss Lulu J. Blumberg, coached by Miss Lottita Corella, th,e store's director of education and fecreation. The Drake episode will be produced unaer tha direction of Mias juiliaa THE SAN FRANCISCO CALE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1913 Miss Enid Gregg and Miss Helen Petre, two of society's graceful dancers. From paintings by Walter Cox. "Wheeler, assisted hy Mrs. Edwin Stadtmuller and Mrs. Yard Hulen. Miss Helen W. Kimball will act the role of Queen Elizabeth, and her sis ter, Mrs. Daisy Kimball Adams, will be Elizabeth Sydenham. There will be 200 persons in each episode, with an especially selected orchestra for the incidental music, which will be a feature of each. Mrs. Percy Moore, Mrs. Edward J. rringle and Mrs. Richard Girvin are assisting: in the Paul Jones scene, and Mies Marion Walter la given the work of selecting the costumes. For the manteaux blancs Miss Walter has chosen white coats and green taffeta skirts. Miss Genevieve King is the presi dent of the committee In charge of tho general pageant. This commit tee has taken headquarters at room 016 of the St. Francis hotel. Miss Leslie Page is the secretary and the others are Mesdames William Hinck ley Taylor, William Geer Hitchcock, William J. Drew, Gaillard Stoney, John IL Robertson, Charles O. Alex ander, Jesse Ulienthal, Edwin Stadt muller, Yard Hulen, D. E. F. Easton, Marcel Cerf, Prentiss Cobb Hale and Richard Girvin. The patrons and patronesses of the event are: Mr. and Mrs. Edson Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Blandlng, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Bourn. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Boyd, Dr. and Mrs. Philip King Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Y. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. WUilam Denman, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin R. Dlmoad, Mr. and Mrs. J. Ath»'flrn Folger, Mrs. A. W. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Grant, Prof, and Mra, Charles Mills Gayley, Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. GcisUe, Mr. aad Mrs. Herbert Hoover, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Harris, Mrs. Frank C. Karens, Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, Mr. anil Mrs. George Hind. Mrs. H. F. Heller, Mr. and Mrs. Osgood Hooker. Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale, Mrs. William Hammond, Mr. and Mr*. Homer S. King. Mrs. John Kittle, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lent, Rev. and Mrs. J. O. Lin coln. Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Monteagle, gen eral and Mrs. Arthur Murray. Mrs. John F. Merrill. Mrs. C. C. Moore, Mlaa F-tbel Moor>>, Mrs. Eleanor Martin, Miss Martha McCondray, Mr. and Mrs. William Mao Newhall. Ri v. and Mrs. William Ford Nichols. Mr. and Mrs James Otis, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Oxnard, Mr. uwl Mrs. Carter P. Pemerov. Mr, mid Mrs. George Plnckaxd, Mayor aud Mra. James Bolpi, My. «a 4 Urs. Charles H. Risber, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rpqua. Lieutenant Commander Mr. and Mr*. David Belters, Mrs. Charles W. Bladt, Mr. and Mrs. Iludolph Spreckels, Mr. and Mrs, William Sprovla, Mrs. M. c. sioss, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steam, Mr. and Mrs. Fti Vi.Lk G. Sanborn, Mr. and Mrs. William Sesnon. Mrs. William S. Terls. Mr. and Mrs. James Ellis Tucker. Mr. uud Mrs. Mountfnrd Wilson, Mr. an.l Mrs. Chiirles Stetson Whee ler. Mrs. I. N. Walter and Mrs. George Wait tell. NOVEMBER O*PENS GAY SEASON FOR 1913-14 The dancing season will be ushered New York Nuptials Interest Local Society in this evening:, and a grayer, brighter or more colorful season has never dawned in San Francisco. It will be a night's revival of last week's fes tival, with an amusement provided for every age of society's elect. The youngsters who have not yec been in troduced to the full meaning of a social winter will enjoy their party tonight, when Mrs. Bowie Detrick will entertain at Scottish Rite hall. Their elders—and this includes elder brothers and sisters as well as parents and grandparents—will participate in the merry whirl tonight when the Neighbors' club * will hold its initial dance. There . will be four of these neighborly af- ] fairs this winter, and they will be given in Century club hall. The. patronesses are: Mrs. Andrew Carri gan, Mrs. Alpheus Bull, Mrs. James K. Wilson, Mrs. R. H. Postlethwahe and Mrs. E. D. Bullard. Unlike the balls of last year, the fancy dances will find their places on the program, as ■ well as the more prosaic waltz aj\d deux-temps, but there will be no com mon ragging. Society has elevated itself from this stage, and the rag has been succeeded by the more grace ful tangp, hesitation waltz, castle walk, and a thousand other intrica cies of the terpsichorean art. Some of those who will dance with the Neigh bors this evening are: . • . Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Woods, Mr, and Mrs. Hurcdd Casey, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Keyes, Mr. aud Mrs. Lathrop Ellinwood; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Newhall Jr., Mr, and Mrs. William Hurlburt Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. Fred- ~ crick tou Scbtader, Mr. and Mrs. Barnard famonvllle, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Eellam, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pfaff. Mr. ami Mrs. Franklin Harwood, Mr. and Mrs. Donxell Stoney, Mr. and Mrs. CalUard Stoney. Colonel and Mrs. Thomas Rees, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eomaine. Dr. and Mrs. Morton Gib bona, Mr. and Mrs. George Crothers, Mr. and Mrs. Aimer Newhall, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henderson, Miss Eva de Pue, Miss Correneh de Pue. Miss Hannah Dubois, Miss Madge Wilson. Miss Ruth Welsh. Miss Mabel Dodge, Miss Dorothy Rees, Miss Florence Stoney, Miss Elizabeth Bull. Mias Mfirrr...-t Kellogg, Miss Margaret Carrigan, Miss Vesta Re4d. Miss Mariau Huntington, Miss Helen Johnson, Miss Helen Wright. Miss Kate Stoney. Miss Flor ence Harrison. Miss Pierce, Hiss Mildred Lansing. Sherman Kimball, Dr. Van Wyck, John Young, Robert Porter, Lortng Rixfora. Cosmo Morgan, Maxwell McCullough, Sherwood Coffin. Otis McAllister. Philip Paschell, An drew Carrigan Jr.. Noble Hamilton, Harry . MiliT. James Sperry, Edward Harrison Jr . George Hole. Dr. E. K. Hopkins. Lyman Grimes, Dr. Loyell Clarence S, B. »• Nourse, Hansen Grubb. INFANT CHRISTENINGS A. IMPORTANT FUNCTION Two interesting events in the soW - cial life of the last fortnight have • • been the christening of two of San Francisco's future citisens, the infant - son of Lieutenant and Mrs. Maxwell Murray and the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Millen Griffith having been the beneficiaries of the sacred rites. The Murray baby was bap tized two weeks ago tomorrow, the afTair taking place in the home of his grandparents. General and Mrg. Arthur Murray, at Fort Mason. Rev. Edward Morgan, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal church, officiated at the service. The baby received the narn'e-. of Arthur Maxwell, after his grand father and father. Mrs. Henry Coh lisk Pratt, mother of Lieutenant Con--' --ger Pratt, whose engagement to Miss Sadie Murray was recently an-. °[■ nounced, is the baby's godmother, while General Murray and Arthur Hagen, the latter a» brother fn law of Mrs. Maxwell Murray, took upon themselves the spiritual obligations of godfathers. Ah informal tea fol lowed the baptism ceremony. Mrs. Murray was formerly .Misg Phyllis Howard of New York. Last Sunday the second christening was held, St. Luke's church in Van Ness avenue being the scene of the ( ceremony. Rev. Edward Morgan V again officiated, and the godparents wefe Miss Dora Winn and Miss Sara Coffin as godmothers, ar.d as god father, Norman McLaren, a brother of Mrs. Griffith, the baby was named after her mother, Constance Elizabeth, wfiich, for family use, however, will be shortened to Betty, a pretty old fashioned name now much in vogue for future San Franoisco belles. Mrs. Griffith was formerly Miss Con stance McLaren, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman McLaren of this city. , * * * » Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dutton have returned from a lengthy sojourn abroad and have settled In Berkel. . where they have an attractive home . Miss Marie and Miss Evelyn With row had Intended giving a large recep tion with which to compliment the travelers, but were" obliged to recall the invlations owing tc# the death of Mrs. Dutton's mother, Mrs* John Boggs. Mr. and Mrs. Dutton went abroad immediately after their mar riage, three years ago, and were on their homeward journey when Mrs. Boggs was stricken with paralysis and died before they readied New York. * * # Mr. and Mrs. Richard Flanders will return Monday to their home in the south after having passed a delight ful visit in San Francisco as the guests of Mrs. Flanders' parents. Dr. and Mrs. L. Bazet. ♦ « * Pictures are shown today of Miss Enid Gregg and Miss Helen Petre, both of whom have won fame as graceful exponents of the new dances. Miss Gregg is the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Gregg Jr.. and with her sister. Miss Ethel 4 Gregg, a debutante of last season, is * a regular attendant at les thes dan- M sants. Miss Petre also attends these matinee dances, where her Skill In ' the difficult steps attracts favorable comment.