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IN THE SOCIAL WHIRL NEWS OF THE THEATERS
DANCE AT CLIFF HOUSE Dolce Far Niente Club Session Mrs. Frederick V. Stott, who presides over an attractive home in Clay street- Maurice Sullivans Contemplate South Seas Tour —M.s, Butters Entertains —Social Notes of San Francisco y- The Dolce Far Niente club will meet . tonight for a Thanksgiving dance at j the Cliff house. Christmas greens and , berries will furnish a gay setting, and all of the latest dances will be intro duced into the evening's diversion. Some of the members are: Mr. and Mr*. Cart-j Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Friedlander Burr Mr. and Mrs. Harrj Mr. and Mra. Newtou fvndlPton Noastadter Mr and Mrs. Freder- Mr. and Mra. Raymond i<-k Palmer | Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James Mr. aud Mr*. W. L Mr. and Mra. Elgin Mr. aud Mrs. Felton Iff. Ss4 Mr?. William 1 Mr. "and Mrs. H. G. Lane* McGowan Mr. and Mrs. taMr. and Mrs. Stace? Greeoebanm Brown Mr. and Mrs. MeMlle Mr and Mra. John J. Scbweitaer Barrett Mr. aad Mrs. C. C. Mr. and Mra. Bertram Erta 1 Abramaon Mr. and Mrs. Rot Mr?. AbenroßiMe Blsbop Tbe Mlaaes Aberrrom- Mr. and Mrs. Freder-1 bie irk Brenuan * * » To Travel After Christmas * Although only Just returned from a six weeks' tour Of the east, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Sullivan (Gladys Wll -nni are again contemplating another trip, to be taken shortly after the Christmas holidays. Honolulu will be their destination, and it is more than probable that other points in the Ha waiian islands as well as Tahiti will be visited. The Islands' of thfe South seas are an old story to Mr. Sullivan, who has visited them many times both on pleasure and business, but, as it will te his wife's first trip, he is looking forward to this sojourn with in ly creased interest Mr. and Mrs. Sul livan will probably depart about January 14 and will not return to their Vallejo street residence until the latter part of March. * ♦ * Clovers Touring Europe After an automobile tour of the European continent, which they have been enjoying the last three months. Admiral and Mrs. Richardson Clover and their daughters, Miss Eudora and Miss Beatrice Clover, are back in Paris to remain until the close of the holiday season. They then plan to go around the world visiting the north ern countries of Africa, making a trip Into the Garden of Allah and travel ing through India, Abyssinia, China and Japan. They expect to reach Cali fornia about summer time, and will pass several months here at their country home in Napa. Immediataly after New Year the Closer* will depart for Cairo, where they will stay out the season. * * * Mrs, Butters Entertains Tn compliment to Miss Lois Crosby, Mrs. Harry Wllliar and Miss Violet Ruckley, Mra Charles Butters enter tained a party at the "The Dansant" ..t the St. Francis Monday afternoon. The affair was the first of any kind Mra. Butters has given since her re turn from Europe a month ago. Miss Dorothy Capwell and Miss Phyllis Capwell also entertained a group of friends at the matinee t dance. * * * Clapps Return Home Mrs. Edward B. Clapp and her daughter. Miss Edith Clapp, returned Sunday to California and are receiv ing- a cordial welcome from friends in all of the bay cities. Since early summer the Clapps have been in Eu rope and planned to remain a year, in which event they were to have been Joined in the spring by Pro fessor Clapp. Their plans changed, however, and the family is now es tablished for the winter in an at tractive home in Berkeley. While abroad Mrs. Clapp and Miss Edith visited for several weeks with Lieu tenant and Mrs. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennett (Miss Muriel Clapp) at their home in Ireland. * * * To Visit Fresno Mrs. Marie Butters Metcalf, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. St. George Holden at their home in Filbert Street tor the last three weeks, will depart soon for Fresno, where she will visit Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teague. Mrs. Teague was Miss Marguerite Butters of Pied mont and a bride of the summer. * * * Mrs, Lukens Home After a six weeks" sojourn in the Hawaiian islands, Mrs. Russell O. Lukens returned Friday, making the home trip on the Sierra. She will pass the remainder of the winter in San Francisco. * * » Arrives From Orient Lieutenant Grattan Dichman, U. S. N., has arrived from the orient, where he has been on duty for the last two years. Lieutenant Dichman is out on leave and has gone to St. Helena on a visit to his mother, Mrs. Bessie Dlch man. Mrs. Thurman Harrison Bane, wife of Captain Bane, TJ. 8. A., the for mer Miss Bessie Dichman, Is Lieuten ant Dichman's sister. * « * To Visit in Honolulu Mrs. Frederick Knight sailed a few days ago for Honolulu, where she will be the guest of her daughter. Mrs. Henry Gallllard Smart, for several weeks. Mr. Smart was suddenly called east owing to the serious illness of his father. » * » Returns to Bakersfield Mrs Ford Roper departed yester day for Bakersfield after an enjoy able visit with her daughter, Mrs. George Carr, at her home in Brod crick street. Mrs. Roper will spend tiv ensuing two months with an other daughter, Mrs. Landers, at her home in Bakersfield. * * * Informal Luncheon Mrs. Charles Gibson entertained a small group of friends Tuesday after noon at her home in Pierce street. * * * To Give Family Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Kent Weaver will be hosts at a family dinner tonight at their new home in Palm avenue. Members of the Weaver and Jones families will be entertained at the Thanksgiving feast. Mrs. Weaver, who is a bride of the year, was for merly Miss Gladys Jones at San Rafael. , THE SAN IMANCISCO CALL, TgURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1913 WHISPERING in the WINGS... Seat* are now on sale for the entire engagement of RobeTt Mantell at the Cort theater. During the second week Mr. Mantell will present one play not in his first week's repertoire, the "Louis XI" of Casimer Delavlgne. "Louis XI" will be offered Monday and Saturday nights. All of the plays of the first week's repertoire will be repeated except "Othello" and "Rich ard III." The order of the perform ances will be "Louis XI" Monday night. "Macbeth" Tuesday night, "The Merchant of Venice" Wednesday aft ernoon, "King Lear" Wednesday night, "Richelieu" Thursday night, "King John" Friday night, "Hamlet" Saturday afternoon and "Louis XI" Saturday night Owing to the fact that Mr. Mantell does not give Sunday performances. Doctor Eddy, the noted medium, will appear at the Cort theater next Sun day night and present some of his world famous spiritualistic phenom ena. * » * "Stop Thief," with its splendid cast, constant good humor and never flag ging Interest, is making things most enjoyable for those who visit the Columbia theater this week, where this successful farce is holding forth. The second and final week of the en gagement begins this Sunday night "Stop Thief" is identically the same story that ia carried out in "The Con spiracy" and "The Argyle Case." ex cept that the Cohan and Harris play has a veneer of comedy. • the others being pure melodrama. The situa tions in "Stop Thief" are excruciat ingly funny and the plot surrounds a bride and groom. * * * The original production of "The Last Days of Pompeii," now being pre sented at Grauman's Imperial theater, is packing the theater to the doors at every performance. Never has such a tremendous production been filmed. Commencing Sunday, and continu ing for one week only, the initial pre sentation of the fllmatlzed version of Jack London's famous novel, "The Sea Wolf," will be offered. Mr. Hobart Bosworth, one of America's foremost dramatic stars, will be seen in the role of Wolf Larsen, the brutal cap tain of the Ghost. One of the greatest scenes ever depicted on the screen is said to b th grat collision incidnt be tween the two ferry boats. In which hundreds of men and women are seen struggling in the water. "The Sea Wolf" is in eight parts. * * * A. Coccia s daring dramatic panto mime, "The Apple of aPris." with Mile. Minni Amato, a beautiful Pari sian actress In the title role, will head GOSSIP OF THE DRAWING ROOM Open Clay Street Home Mr. and Mrs. Frederick V. Stott have opened an attractive home in Clay street where they will be domi ciled for the winter. Since their re turn from the east they have been the guests of Mrs. Stott's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tlrey ta Ford, at their Clay street residence. * » * Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. Eugene de Sabla have announced the engagement of their daughter. Miss Vera de Sabla, to Herbert Payne. The bride-elect is a sister of Mra Clement Tobin and of Miss Leontine de Sabla. Mrs. Herbert Jones and the Misses Marie and Elena Brewer and Ferdinand Theriot are her cousins. Miss de Sabla Is Identi fied with the peninsula set and is a member of the Buriingame and San Mateo country clubs. Mr. Payne is the second son of the late Theodore and of Mrs. Payne of Menlo Park, and a brother of Clarence and Arthur Payne. He belongs to the Menlo. Buriingame and San Mateo polo clubs and to the University club of this city. No definite plans have been made for the wedding but it will probably be celebrated In April at the beautiful de Sabla home in El Cerrlto. Transbay Social Happenings With the home of the bride gayly decorated in the green and red of the holidays, the wedding of Miss Edith A. Birkholm and Thomas W. Bewley was held in Alameda this aft ernoon. Mrs. Cecil Bust (Laura Birkholm) attended the bride; Fred erick E. Bewley, a brother of the groom, acted as groomsman. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. L Mears. After a two weeks' honey moon in the southern part of the state the couple will make their homo in Alameda. * * # Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pell Cook will entertain 200 guests with a dancing party Saturday night at the Home club in honor of the eighteenth birthday of their daughter. Miss Elisabeth Cook. * * « The harvest luncheon to be given tomorrow afternoon by the Oakland New Century club is to be an elab orate affair of more than 100 covers. After luncheon the women will visit the exhibit of home products to be given by Mrs. W. B. Wilkins of the California Home Industry league. One and two minute toasts will be given by guests, and songs and Jin gles will conclude the program. * » * Invitations for two affairs at th* home of Mrs. Henry Dleckmann have ,been received. She will, eatartaia the new show at the Pantages next Sunday. The Frnech company em braces IS pantomimtsts, and during the action of the wordless tragedy in troduces "the dance of the roses." Miss Lauri Ordway, an English act ress, who won distinction through her activity in the woman suffrage movement in London, will be the added attraction- The bill will num ber eight acts in aIL The five Ptri scoffls, a troupe of clever Jugglers, are creating a hit on this week's bill. The laughing honor *of the show are car ried away by Cunningham and Rose, a pair of really laughable comedians. * * * Certain conditions of modern Amer ican life are daringly exposed in Paul Armstrong's latest play, "The Escape," which is to be presented for the first time in San Francisco next Monday evening and throughout the week at the Alcazar, with Evelyn Vaughan and Bert Lytell leading the cast It is the staged story of a young girl's escape from squalid living with her family in a New York tenement to adopt an existence of sinful ease as the mis tress of a politician, whose, employ ment she had entered as a stenogra pher. Miss Vaughan will be seen as the girl who escaped and Mr. Lytell as a physician who piloted her to true womanhood, with all the Other char acters appropriately bestowed. # * » The regular Thursday matinee of "The Candy Shop" at the Gaiety will take care of the big crowd expected on the afternoon of Thanksgiving day. P.ver since the announcement that the run of this wonderful success was limited to a few weeks more there has been a tremendous rush of business. It seems quite evident that no theater goer in San Francisco is going to allow himself or herself to be the one exception in the hundreds of thou sands who will have seen "The Candy Shop" ere it leaves the Gaiety for its Los Angeles engagement. The Empress bill this week offers an abundance of stellar novelty attrac tions. The leading number is the Donedin troupe, one of the greatest quartets of equilibrists, wire walkers and bicyclists in vaudeville. The Les ter trio is the special feature. They offer a furiously funny farce called "The Bathroom Mystery." Five other very good attractions complete the bill. Beginning next Sunday after noon Sullivan & Considlne will offer a triple headline bill to Empress pat rons, including the Five Old Veterans Boys in Blue in "Campfire Frolics"; "Behind the Footlights." a playlet, and the Franconia Opera company in "An Idyll of Venice.'" Conclude Visit in Benicia Rev. and Mrs. Webster Lortng Clarke have returned from their home in Benicia, khere they enjoyed a brief visit. * * * Guest of Mother Mrs. Joseph Gyle is the truest of her mother, Mrs. Katherine Coombs, at her home in Laguna street, and will re main in San Francisco several days longer. Mr. Gyle has gone up to the mines, where he will be detained until next week, when he will Join his wife here and accompany her to their home in Corning. Mrs. Gyle was made the guest of honor at a small tea over which Frederick Malcolm Eaton pre sided Tuesday. The affair was held at her attractive home in Sutter street. Mrs. Gyle was Miss Muriel Coombs until her marriage a few weeks ago. * # » To Spend Winter in South Mrs. John Metcalfe and Miss Edith Metcalfe have gone to Los Angeles, where they will spend the winter. Sojourning in Auburn Mrs. Edward Alexander Palmer has gone to Auburn, where she is enjoy ing a few days' visit with Mr. Palmer, who is engaged there on an Import ant construction work. Mr. Palmer will remain in Auburn several weeks. Friday and Saturday afternoons of next week. The guests have been asked to enjoy bridge and tea on both occasions. A dinner part in honor of Miss Helen Nicol, who will be a bride of the late winter will be given Decem ber 4 by Miss Helen Bon. A score of the younger girls and men will be guests and informal dancing will fol low the dinner. * # # Mrs. Charles Mills Gayley will give an elaborate dinner party preceding the second dance of the Berkeley as sembly next Wednesday. The dance will be one of the brilliant social events of the holiday season and many dinner parties are planned to precede it. * • » Mrs. Samuel Johnson Taylor Jr. of Alameda will entertain with a tea Tuesday in honor of Miss Helen Run yon of Mill Valley, whose marriage to Amos Elliot will take place the fol lowing day. # # » Mrs. Waldeck Biers is asking her friends to a concert at the Hotel Shat tuck Wednesday. Hother Wlsmer. the violinist, will play several selec tions and Miss aenie Oeekie will ac company both the hostess and Mr. .Wlsmer. "MACBETH" REVEALS ARTISTRY OF NOTED ACTOR; "Richelieu" Is Pleasing With Subtle Humor at the Cort Matinee Advancing Age of Mantell Ap parent in Scene of "Macbeth" Fertility and force grow with the aging Mantell. Mantell. as Victor Hugh said of Shakespeare, is a sawer of wonders; at every turn an image, at every turn a contrast Macbeth, last night wan a new turn and was doubly tragic, for it told the tale that Father Time has placed a finger on the last of the old school of Shakespearean actors. More fertile and more forceful is Mantell's interpretation of Macbeth this season, but in the final scene a more vital force than mummery is seen in the weakness of the king. Mantell has molded Macbeth into a less brutish character than early crit ics of the bard would have him. Covetousness leading to crime and madness, not by the brutal cold force that Hugo attributes, but more from weakness and fearful temptation marks Mantell's part Less brute than weakling; more victim than designer. Mantell's Macbeth is an unconscious energy rushing on to evil, blind crime and unweighed murder. Thais Lawton is a new Lady Mac befti not unsexed. The vital force ot woman predominates her, despite her art. Her own struggle to rise to the part adds wonderfully to the peculiar role. In the first two acts her woman ly weakness appeals as almost too weak for the part, but the wrecked spirit In the fifth act raises her to a scale fit to support the wonderful Mantell. As Macduff, Fritz Leiber gains a de parture from the roles of the three plays previous that wins much for him, and praise should not be withheld from John Burke for his Banquo. The staging is deserving of a word. Not less wonderful than the wonders of Mantell's acting is his settings. That is to say that tn carrying such a repertoire it is only another evidence of Mantell's thoroughness that he should carry such a pile of scenery with him. Commercial Club Has New Campaign Plan J. E. Came, managing; director of the Commercial club; Frank W. Bil ger. campaign director, and former State Senator Frank W. Leavitt, as sistant campaign director of the 30 day membership canvass, now being conducted by the Commercial club for 400 new members, mapped out a plan today which is expected to result in a substantia] Increase of this organiza tion's roster. Beginning next week a feature of the daily luncheons being held will be short talks by the work ers on their experiences in securing new members. Hazel Dean, Model, Found by Brother NEW YORK. Nov. 27.—After a month of investigation by the author ities the mystery of Hazel Dean, the exceptionally pretty artists' model who was narrowly saved from suicide, has been solved. She is May Fltz gerald of Waco, Tex. Maurice R. Fitzgerald of that city recognized his sister from a photograph and rescrip tion published in a newspaper. Sierra Club Forms Conservation Society For the purpose of preserving the scenic charm of the hills back of Berkeley and Oakland, a large party of the Sierra club gathered this morn ing on Grizzly peak to organize the Contra Costa Conservation club. Har old French, prominent as a writer on outdoor subjects, addressed the party. ST. ANDREW'S SOCIETY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS T. C. Hunter was elected president of the St. Andrew's society and In stalled In office Monday. The other officers are: J. L MeNab and David Mowatt, flea presi dent!: Joseph H. Wtbater, treasurer; R. 11. Murray, recording* secretary: Jama* Loudon, assistant recording secretary; R 8. Colquhoun and J. McCnbttln, financial secretary and as sistant; Donald Mowatt, librarian; 3. C. Daw eon, George Rennet. 3. fl. Webater, 3. Mc- Laren and Joseph Black, truateaa; James Stewart. Davtf Tar lor and William Oilmour, members of rfce board of relief; I>r. W. F. McNutt. physician; Rev. W. K. Guthrie, chaplain. JUDGE GRAHAM HONORS ' MEMORY OF ATTQRNEY Judge Graham's department of the superior court took an adjournment yesterday in memory of the late attor ney, David S. Hirchberg of Alameda county, who died Friday. The motion was made by Attorney Otto Irving Wise and seconded by Attorney Emillo Lastreto. "49" NIGHT CELEBRATED BY UNION LEAGUE CLUB The third annual *"49 night" held St the Union League club last night was celebrated with a dinner and a vaudeville performance reminiscent of the scenes and life in the early his tory of California. RENDER SCOTCH SONGS A program of Scotch readings and songa will be held tomorrow evening at the Mission Baptist church. ST. ANDREWS- BANQUET The St. Andrew's society will hold its fifty-first annual banquet and ball Monday evening, at the Palace hotel. "Madame?" who comes to the Orpheum next week and whose identity has been a puzzle to theatergoers. binger Appears before hootlights Masked —Caused btir i East Because of Identity and Rich Quality of Voice Marie McFarland, the American nightingale, and Mme. ?, an operatic star of international renown, will be heard in a delightful program of songs selected from the most celebrated and popular numbers at the Orpheum, commencing Sunday. Miss McFarland, whose equal is rarely found in grand opera, is proving an immense sensa tion in vaudeville, and Mme. ?. whose identity is veiled by a mask, is equally APPEAL FOR DONATIONS An appeal for donations of funds, clothing and supplies has been issued by the Florence Crittenden home, 376 Twentieth avenue, a rescue home for girls and women. Eighty adults and children were cared fur during the last fiscal year. STATE POSITION OPEN Wanted —Assistant secretary of the state board of corrections. Job pays >I,SOO per annum, and competitive civil service examinations will be held December 13 in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento. TALKS TO CREDIT MEN "Freight Transportation and Tts Re lation to Credit." was the topic of a talk by F. F. Connor of the Pacific Mall Steamship company before the San Francisco credit men last evening. FAREWELL RECEPTION Members of the Wesley Methodist church will give a farewell reception tomorrow evening to Dr\Freeman D. Bovard, who leaves- for Philadelphia early in December. ( USE r YOUR ■> I S CREDIT / I NEW COATSiESUITS THAT WOMEN TAKE PRIDE IN We have for your inspection and approval, at prices ranging from $10 up, many of the most distinctive Suits and Coats of the season. IT PAYS TO BUY AT THE Upstairs Store Our easy payment system enables many women to have just the clothes they need whether they have the ready cash or not. Select the garment you desire and it is yours to wear after making a small initial payment. L HEILBRONER CO. Established 25 Years. 921 MARKET STREET 2d and 3d Floors—Next to L Hale Bros. a as successful. There is, of course, an interesting story accounting for the concealment of her features from public gaze by Mme. ?, but thi sis not the time to tell it. Suffice it to say that it is owing to no personal disfigurement. Other new acts are Billy Gould and Belle Ashlynjthe two Carletons, gym nasts, and Hyman Meyer, "The Man at the Piano"; John K. Hazzard, come dian and other. ARCHITECTS PASS EXAMS. Charles Johnson, E. L. Xorberg of Buriingame, H. Davis of Visalia, F. Stock of San Jose and F. Thompson of Eureka have passed the state ex aminations for architects and will receive certificates of practice. 2S Tfo*m& yea! Y«s! 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M jfi| gSS I j \ 111 ( / BJ SB . \ crotonwrt 4he toft day* ef jj\ J go on iht D«c«»»/3^ 9 Craftiness of Richelieu as Portrayed by Star Is Clever Acting At the matinee performance yester day at the Cort Robert Mantell played "Richelieu," In tbe role of the car dinal, Mantell was at his bast Here is a character portrayal that this actor seems to revel In_ Certainly he plays it with a humorous touch that lends- a humanxtess and at times pathos to the whole. The supporting company was at its best. Miss Genevieve Hamper as Julie was quite as sweet and oharm ing- as could be desired. Fritz was Adrian dv Mauprat, John Burke was Baradas and the others were ap propriately case Firemen's Annual Ball Water Proof Water proved no foe last night to the firemen's third annnai balL Despite the rain a happy throng gathered at the Auditorium. San Francisco liberally patronised the benefit for the widows and orphans of the San Francisco fire department Mayor Rolph and Mrs. Rolph led the grand march. Willis E. Gallatin Jr. was president of the committee of arrangements and Andrew J. Galla gher chairman of the honorary com mittee of the ball. U. S. CRUISER DENVER ARRIVES FROM CORINTO The United States cruiser Denver, Captain A. H. Robertaon, which haa been playing policeman at Corinto for more than a year, arrived from the south last night and. after giving all hands a few days liberty, will pro ceed to Mare island for a general overhauling. Captain Robertson re ports everything peaceful lb Nicar agua, where the United States is still maintaining, at Managua, a marine guard of 320 men. « WIRELESS WRECK HERO HONORED BY MONUMENT Wireless operators along; the Pacific coast are subscribing for a monu ment which will be erected to honor Lawrence A. Prudhout, hero of the recent Roaecrans wreck off the Ore gon coast, who went down With his ship after staying by the wire in the face of certain death. SKATERS PROMISED BIG TIME AT COLISEUM RINK Skaters will have a big time at the Coliseum rink tonight, where special features are promised, and one of the largest crowds of the season is ex pected. The races for the schoolboy championship will be continued on Saturday, with reduced prices to grammar school children. NUMBER OF BUYERS IN SAN FRANCISCO 550,000 While the census returns of San Francisco show 420.000 population, the average number of buyers is 560,000, according to data compiled by Prof. C. C. Parlln of the Curtis Publishing company. The figures were given in a talk by Parlln before the local ad. club last night.