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Feast of Musical Shows With One Heavy Drama Outlook for Next Week at Playhouses
IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL - NEWS OF THE THEATERS NEW INGENUE IS COMING • **M **♦ OPENS IN "MADAME X" Miss Frances Carson, who makes her initial appearance at Alcazar Monday Night Powerful French Drama, "Madame X," to Receive First Production in Stock at Local Playhouse With the production of "Madame X" at the Alcazar theater next week a new ingenue will make her bow to patrons of that playhouse. Miss Frances Carson is the little lady who succeeds Lois Meredith in that ca pacity. Miss Carson is by no means a Ftranger to San Francisco theater goers. She appeared laere but re cently in stock and was a decided favorite. Previous to that, she ap peared in a sketch which May Tully presented over the Orpheum circuit entitled "The Battle Cry of Freedom." As the weeping wife. Miss Carson was one of the the bill. WHISPERINGS in the WINGS... "Madame X" will be the Alcazar's "The Chocolate Soldier" is enjoy offerins next Monday night and ing its third season of unabated pop throughout the week, with Evelyn ularlty, and has broken the old rule Vaughan and Bert Lytell leading the that "familiarity breeds contempt." ■ tock company and a number of spe- This explains the coming of the ex cially engaged people. quisite opera bouffe that Oscar Straus Tills epoch making play, written by the brilliant Frenchman, Alexan der Bisson, was the sensation of Eu rope for more than two years, and then divided its first American sea son between New York and Chicago, where it was greeted by crowded audiences and credited with having maae a deeper impression than any dramatic offering produced during a Bcore of years. All who are conversant with Miss Vaugh&n's ability as an emotional actress predict that she will achieve a sweeping hit in the title part of "Madame X." Mr. Lytell also is sure to be effective, and the other players are all nicely placed. * # * A distinct and unusual filmatlzed feature is being offered at (irauman's Imperial theater this week in the pro duction based on the great ,<an Fran < ,> a earthquake and entitled "When the Eearth Trembled." Another big feature on the bill this week is "The Two Sergeants," a mod ern Damon and Pythias story, with Mr. A. Capossi, heralded as one of Eu rope's foremost actors. Commencing next Sunday, the emi nent romantic actor, Mr. James O'Neill, will appear as Edmond Dantes in "The Count of Monte Cristo." "Cupid's Syndicate," the headline of fering at the Empress theater this week, is without contradiction the best and snappiest musical comedy attraction ever presented at the popu lar vaudeville house. Ten Broadway favorites comprise the cast, in which Andrew Toombes is the featured comedian. Beginning next Sunday afternoon, the headline attraction will be a one act comedy entitled "In the Future, or in L 999." Derkin's dog and mon key show, called "Dogville On a Busy Day"; one of the most baffling illusions presented to vaudeville in some time, "The Spirit Paintings" of P. T. Selblt; Bay Belmont and Mattie Harl. in a charming musical enter ment; William Cahili, with humorous stories and songs of old Ireland; Pol lard, the talkative Juggler, and other features make up the rest of the bill. Her past experience and natural talents should make her a valuable and popular addition to the Alcazar stock company. Born in Philadelphia, Miss Carson began her stage career four years j ago as a member of an excellent stock i company in the Quaker city. She played many parts while with the 1 company and later went on tour with I various stars. I In making her bow to Alcazar pa trons next week Miss Carson will have a part that will allow her ample opportunity to display her histrionic J ability. and his associates fashioned from George Bernard Shaw's immortal romedy. "Arms and the Man," to the Jort theater for one week, beginning next Sunday night, with popular mat inees Wednesday and Saturday. The Anna Held all star variete jubilee will be seen for the last time Saturday ngiht. * * * Not in many years has Mr. Miller offered as delightful and thoroughly charming a performance as is given by himself and an exceedingly clever company in A. E. Thomas' '"The Rain bow," which is to be of a fortnight's duration at the Columbia theater. Miss Ruth Chatterton as the daugh ter, Louise dosser Hale, Muriel Hope, Ethel Martin, H. Conway Wingfield, Charier Hammond, Robert Stowe Gill and others comprise a supporting company of unusual ability. Matinees during the engagement of Mr. Miller are given on Wednesday and Satur day. Julian Eltlnge on Sunday night No vember 16, will again present "The Fascinating Widow." * * * Trie six musical Cuttys, whose claim to be the world's greatest musical family has never been disputed, will be the headline attraction at the Or pheum next week. Joe Welch, the eminent character comedian, will appear in "A Stuly From Life." S. Miller Kent will present a unique comedy playlet entitled "The Real Q," the Raffles of Vaudevlile. , The Three Collegians, genuine col lege men, will introduce a bit of col lege life railed "The Rehearsal." lege men. in "The Rehearsal," Fred Warren and Effie Conley with a sing ing, dancing and piano playing ac*s< and Ralph Smalley, cello soloist, are other new acts. Returns to San Rafael Mrs. Hugh B. Jones has returned to her home 1n San Rafael, after a visit of several days as the guest of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Weaver, at their home in Palm avenue. DEBUTANTE GUEST AT T. AND C. CLUB Miss Helen Wallach. debutante daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Wallach, was made the guest of honor at a luncheon over which Mrs. Charles L Buckingham presided yes terday afternoon. The luncheon was held at the Town and Country club, and the buds of this winter and some of those of last season were bidden to the affair. The luncheon was the first entertainment that Mrs. Buckingham has given since her return from her honeymoon trip. Among those pres ent were Miss Hellen Wallach, Miss Louise Wallach, Mrs. Ward Mallliard, Miss Ruth Zelle, Miss Elizabeth Oys ter, Miss Leslie Page, Miss Marion Dickson, Miss Ruth Winslow, Miss Marie Louise Black. Miss Rebecca Sbreve and Miss Dora W:iin. Bride Elect Entertained Mtss Helen Nicol. whose marriage with Lieut. Joseph le Roy Nielson will be celebrated after the first of the year, was the complimented guest at a tea over which Miss Lois and Miss Ruth Brown presided \ es>terday after noon. The affair was held at the res idence of Mr. and Mrs. Colvln Brown iI H atMHI ■ ri— w ■■■ I A I b j Even at these Greatly Reduced fTtt tf*lfTllfl ■■111 HH9PjBSK fl tl jTjl Iwj fll I ihOrOI I rPflllPrices-We want to HURRY I,L. Jl^l^rTTT^Wnir.lV.l.l 81 i ll MT I nllr> LIUCI ul Ul Cllll out the merchandise. llr.ltir.Hii i llm I iillri Mm m Oon-tWa,tuntil the last Minute m Some off the Best Bargains off this HURRY OUT Sale Are Articles We Only Have One or 1 Two of a Kind Lefft—Not Enough to Advertise—COME—Look the Entire 6 Floors Through I JSSTm % will give away absolutely free B "'^"'-mI library I* \fc An Ele 9 an. Regular S5O Bed T£ II Mf Large | ff Davenport Friday Morning BOOK base U_ _ II lu ::jr: ,:: ;:;r J\i PINK SALE i I The First 300 People Who Enter Our Doors After Store Opens at 9 ™™™, \2™™ s L[/ (!^m Bl v n.. mum me \ h TAGS W I A. M. Will Each Receive a Ticket. You Don't Need to Buy a Cent's Hlirn ,ft„t on nr i«Sf;fr IS SaTeWc- 5 ° N EVERY ARTICLE * We Want to Reward the Early Ones. jj [s^ e Price j3v RI ' PEDESTAL ' I EVEN IF YOU LIVE 100 MILES FROM SAN FRANCISCO—YOUR RAILROAD FARE WOULD BE INSIGNIFICANT COMPARED WITH THESE GREAT SAVINGS I No Charge Orders j£ for I™PI I P H PI or Shipping 1 jJi !■ L§ Lj j | is§ j"j;W I §i J A >roni P I Orders Day Received I 40 to 52 O'Farrell Street Just a Few Steps From Market Street. San Francisco | Lieut. Hodson to Sail for Orient Next Week LIEUTENANT M ERR ITT HUDSON,I. S. X., attached to the collier Jupiter, has been ordered aouth until next Wednes day, when the ship will sail for an indefinite stay In the orient. During her husband's absence, Mrs, Hodson, formerly Mlaa Edith Jones, will visit Mr. aad Mrs. Hugh B. Jones at San Rafael. in Pacific avenue, which was deco rated with autumn* foliage. Miss Linda Bryan assisted the hostesses and their honor guest in receiving. Some of those who called during the afternoon were: Miss Dorothy Deane, Miss Eileen Code, Miss Doris Kilgariff, Miss Doro thy Capwell, Miss Alwysse Warner, Miss Bockman, Miss Marie Whiting, Miss Kate Grunsky and Miss Clothilde Grunsky. Conclude Visit at San Diego Mr. and Mrs. Boswell King have returned to their home in San Mateo, after a visit of several weeks in San Diego, where they were the guests of Mrs. King's cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sefton. Mrs. Sefton was for mer!v Miss HOen Thomas HAPPENINGS IN CLUBDOM Bread making, which is considered almost a lost art, save professionally, will be revived during the next week by the members of the Corona club who-are holding a bread making con test as one of the features of their household economics program on Thursday, November 13. An exhibit of the "Bread of All Nations" is an nounced and all members of tiie club are invited to join. Miss Frances V. Meeker is chairman of the household economics section of the club, and the affair will be conducted under her auspices. * * » »w Club day was observed by the mem bers of Cap and Bells club this after noon at the club headquarters, 1509 Gough streeT, the program consisting of half an hour of music under the direction of Mrs. Josephine Swan White. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent by the members, who listened to the following: "A Dream of Love" (Granados), "A Basket of Roses" (F. C. Albera), Cap and Bells mandolin orchestra, G. C. Santisteban, director; vocal solo, Mrs. Signiund Klein; songs. "Si Tv M'Amais" (Denza), "When You Are Here, Love" (Vanuale), Miss Rosalie Harrison; songs, "Elegle (Mas H.net). "Serenade" (Gounod), Mrs. Edgar R. Barrow, Mrs. George Lynch, piano; Mrs. Ruth Henderson, violin. An advanced class for members wishing practice in conversation and the study of French literature will be begun tomorrow by the French section of the Cap and Bells club. The members of the class will be given new passwords each week. The first to arrive will start the ques tions which, if answered correctly, allows the second to enter and take her place, the second to arrive asking the passwords of the? third, and so on. Mrs. D. J. Patterson is chairman of the section. The Woman Voters' club will meet this evening in the ballroom of El Forrest apartments, when reports of committees will be heard on the vio lation of the city's statutes, also on, the present conditions in the Barbary coast dance halls and the beach re sorts. Judge Wiley F. Crist and John W. Sweeney will speak on the line of action to be taken in securing the en forcement of existing laws. Other matters of importance will be considered, and all social workers are Invited to be present. Y.W.C.A. Official Quest of Honor At Conference AT the residence of Mrs. Henry J. Crocker today ■ parlor conference will be held to meet Miss Helen Davia of New York, executive secre tary of the National Young Women's Christian association, who is on the coast to make nn inspection of this field. She will visit Loa Angeles before going home. Sympathy Extended Deep sympathy is being extended to the relatives of Mrs. W. B. Dun ning, who was overcome by heart dis ease and dropped dead in Oakland the early part of the week. Mrs. Dun ning was formerly Miss Helen Al drich, a member of one of Califor nia's most distinguished families. She was a sister of Mrs. Billy Barton (for merly Miss Annie Aldrich) and of Ma jor Dunning. U. S. A., who arrived with Mrs. Dunning from Washington, D. C yesterday. Mrs. Dunning leaves one child, Miss Helen Dunning, a beautiful young girl, who was to have made her debut this winter. Wil lard Barton was a nephew. MME. EAMES FETED AT LUNCHEON Mme. Emma Eames de Gogorza, for whom much entertainment has been given since her advent to California, was again feted at a luncheon this afternoon, over which Mrs. Frederick W. Sharon presided. The afTair was held in the gray room of the Fair mont, which was elaborately dec orated with a profusion of rare blos soms in varying shades of pink, com bined with fernery. Covers were laid for — Mra William BabeoekiMrs. George W. Kel- Mrs. Edward 0. Bey- bam l, r a Mrs. Samuel Knight Mrs. Charles Baldwin Mrs. ('. Frederick Kohl Mrs. Gordon Bianding Mr". Walter Martin Mlaa Lena Bianding Mlaa I.aura SdcKlnatty Mrs. William Bourn Mrs. George H. Men Mra. Bobert Coleman dell Jr. Mrs. Edith Coleman Mrs. Percy Moore Mrs. William H. Mrs. George Newhall Crocker Mrs. Robert Oxnard Mrs. Edward Eyre Mrs. George A. Pope Mra. James Folger Mrs. George Plnckard Mrs. James Flood lOnehesse de Richelieu Mias May Frledlander IMrs. James Roblßsos Mlaa Fanny Frledlander Mrs. Gram Selfridge Madame Emma Eames |Mrs. William Tevis de Gogorza |ilr*. Hamilton Wallaoa Mra. Joseph D. C.rsnt IHrs. Russell Wilson Mrs. Pijcweil Hewitt Mrs. Moantford Wilson Mrs. Hannah Xeil Ho-jUrs. Frederick W. Bart I Sharon Mrs. George Howard Vlrs. James Otis Mra. James N. Keeney'