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BETSY ROSS HOUSE AND BOY SCOUT BORN THERE
'Charles Vexildomus Wcisgerber has the distinction of being the only child ever born in the house
snown nerc, ai .My Arcn street, where the hrst American flag was made.
IrtBoy Scout has tho unique honor of
pfeie only child born In tho historic
,S7ross House, 239 Arch street, wnero
fint American naff was maue.
SCharles Vexildomus 'Wolssorbcr,
Kton4-lass Scout or Troop i. un
35h5, 1904 foe was torn In a room on
lecond floor, above the famous cham-
tthero Betsy Ross, under the dl-
Sf of General Gcorso Washington,
(row'Itof anJ Rbort MorrlB, solved
ifJKfen stripes and stars of Old Glory
lOetner, His fatlier, Charles II,
iJjjSerlier painter of tho weir-known
lidBre," "The Blrth ot ur Nation's
ligJAchrlstened him Vexildomus, be
.iSSUie' was born In the homo of the
a3JRVc.xlIdomus Is a contraction of tho
afinjf'of "homo of tho flag;."
ex," as tho Boy Scout Is called by
jSomranlons, has spent his 12 years
njfnvoMi In tho historic atmosphero of
iMhgpOj where ho flrst saw the light.
nfuSjiM-,' ivho Is manager of tho Housa
nSTSffprniaer tmd corresponding secre
jolf the Amorlcan Flag House and
rfjyRoes Memorial' Association, an
tJutaUon whlcli Is preserving tho rello
fSrTi;k and wooi, Is an authority on
folates history. Small wonder,
it Vex early showed a strong-
for absorbing tho history of this
MtrjH Today ho Is a veritable storo
mjfToYlpatriotlsm and historic lnforma
5i9&T?lls makes him excellent Boy
Wtlinier, for, abovo all, a Boy Scout
Klta patriotic and loytal to his coun
vlfeA living history of tho American
s7d a shining examplo of patriot
a'Jtfhat he has been called by H.
fBirekejey, director of boys In the
wijVMtn's Christian Association, of
UtWV3C Is a member.
jTgjf joined Troop 7, Scoutmaster "Wlt-
laaBffCampbell. six months ago, and
uswjlils second-class scout requlre
SwKle Is now (studying- and propnr
Wtoelf to become a first-class scout.
5jjs an active part In the Hfo of the
ffffiind desplto the fact that he holds
twlQiia position, Is an enthusiastic
wand camper with his comrades. I
clMi3 an all-around American boy
1 accepts with modesty tho accident of
llrth In the Flag House. There is
WUIon that before the house became
MMjTent nationally a girl was born
WSJIs wall, but that she died soon
wffr. Vex knows this tradition,'
ffij&he knows exactly how tho colors
fturlflaK symbolize the three virtues
f.yMch It stands.
jiM.pupIl, in grade 6-B of the School
SES"ce of the School of Pedagogy,
MMa Hacjs streets, and plays soccer
fU. besides running on the Junior
"n of the Y. SI. C. A. "Base
oo tame," he. says. Although ho
thlatlo Inclinations, he has other
m(hments. He plays tho piano and
wOhtJies dancing lessons, and Is handy
SPS fools, especially In wood turn.
iff. -i? cholr by &' St. Mark's
B9m Episcopal- Church, 17th and
SnfttTeets, and has often appeared
jtwme.patrloUo celebrations in Phlla-
fpnd other cities.
Ms on bis worry-hls size. He Is
ffliK"'"- ' ba sure, but-the truth
& W-htCa short. Four feet seven
SaS U "9 can muster. And that la
ESsf, P a healthy boy whose
($ ambition In tn on. u mllt-
oar at West Point. Slje counts
5 Vex has another font tn trmwr
SS,if?vM. enter IIla mst imme
Sis H?" u a trlP t" "ie Panama
FsC:"' f-anama-Paclflo Exposition
.V 2"cp" wrocn a publishing
i'S?fPS. for next spring under
'ah.. VW- c A- hs spare
.ffllclta SUbscrlnlloni. o . nun.
;M soon as he signs 300 persons
pa packln? hla trunk- for the
SfPt from a letter from Gov-
Kgjr explains what the Qhjef Ex-
61. Pennsylvania thinks of the
?' D. Hart.
"Jots of America,
5""- cannot too highly com.
B - ?oy eeouta of America.
""cuniiioq or ma mti anni
the t,auIa of Qettysburg, I
r i.uihc( with the hoys, and
'the nurnosien nt rhi ....I.
Rtei4 to Inspire In them not
F" vainoiic sense of their
?'h Government, b encour-
- wi.ior cuiienanip in every
' ay best wishes for success
m work you are doing.
very truly yours.
"John K. TBN8R.
By Scow Trre erplld
vtw r. uviww n.
Owen, chief police surgeon. In room 030,
City Hall, Tuesday night. Nino doctors
volunteered their services as Instructors
In response to Doctor Owen's call.
Tho pupils, all of whom are flrst-clnsa
scouts, will learn how to glvo relief in
emergencies to persons needing medical
attention. They will bo shown how to
set fractured limbs and bandngo wounds,
how to treat frost bite, hemorrhages and
coma, and what to do If called upon to
counteract tho effects of various poisons.
They will recelvo Instruction in the treat
ment of shocks, asphyxia from smoko and
Illuminating gas, foreign bodies In tho
eyo, car, throat or air passages, con
vulsions, burns and scaldB, electric
shocks, sunstroko and lightning stroko,
and sprains and dislocations. A lecturo
on camp sanitation will conclude the
To obtain Individual Instruction tho
pupils were divided Into classes of about
ten, and a doctor was assigned to each
group. Tho classes, which were formed
as far as possible In neighborhood
groups, will report to tholr teachers once
a week for a lecturo and demonstration
In flrst-nid methods. The course of study
will cover ton weeks. Tho students who
successfully complete the course will be
presented with certificates by the Tied
Cross Society in Washington, and will
bo eligible 'to tako tho Boy Scout test for
the flrst-ald merit badge.
Five police surgeons aro Included In
tho corps of Instructors, so that tho Boy
Scouts will learn many of tho methods
employed by the police In dealing with
emergency cases. Doctor Owen, who
himself lectures occasionally to scout
mnsters, has outlined tho course for the
scouts. The doctors who havo assumed
chargo of the classes are Dr. Clinton G.
Do Foney, police surgeon of the 6th dis
trict: Dr. Henry A. "Weyant, of tho 10th
district; Dr. William Ellis, of tho 2Sth
district; Dr Frank Hancock, of.the 29th
district; Dr. J. Paul Frantz, of the 31st
district; Dr. W. M. Hlnkle, 1323 North
13th street; Dr. Nathaniel GInsburg, sur
geon In the Jewish Hospital, and Doctors
Bernstein and Krause, residents In the
Tho Boy Scout movement has spread
over the whole world. ' Even in the
North Sea, now dangerously strewn with
(loudly mines, hearts are beating for the
Dr. Charles D. Hart, chairman of the
Executive Scout Council, has received a
letter from Lieutenant Henry Howard, of
H. M. S. Nottingham, British North Sea
fleet, dated December 23, In which the
Boy Scouts nro praised by tho naval of
ficer. The Nottingham is one of the ships
patrolling the North Sea. In part the
VI am sure myself that some day Bnden
Powell will have a very line bronze
statue put up to him. He certainly has
dono more for the manhood of England
and, incidentally, all English-speaking
people, than any one else, I don't won
der that you are Interested In scouting."
General Baden Powell Is tho founder of
the Boy Scout movement, and Is more
noted for that feat than for the high
position he attained In the British army.
A record for economlo .and yet sub
stantial menus was established by the
first patrol of Troop 23, S2d Btreet and
Cedar avenue, In a three days' stay at
the Wayne Log- Cabin, Delaware County,
last week. Twelvo Boy Scouts spent a
little less than five cents per meal for
eight meals eaten at the camp and
wholesome meals they wore, except per
haps the next to last one, which is de
scribed as being "rather meager." But
none of the campers lost weight and
they assailed the "hunters stew" with
true campers' appetites on the night they
Tho eight meals were calculated care
fully by Scoutmaster Hubert L. Ruther
ford, who divided the provisions Into 12
eoual nackages to bo carried by tho
scouts. He also officiated as cook. Be
ginning with Thursday at noon the
menus In detail were:
Lunch Salmon, stewed corn, peas,
bread, butter, cocoa.
Supper Fried ham, baked beans, bread,
butter, cocoa, coffee, cake, oranges.
Breakfast Flapjacks, maple syrup,
fried mush, bread, butter, milk.
Lunch Baked beans, stewed corn, peas,
bread, butter, cocoa, oranges.
Supper-Salmon, peas, fried mush,
bread, butter, cocoa, coffee, marshmal-
BreoJofaet Bacon, .flapjacks, maple
syrup, bread, butter, milk, cocoa.
LunchBaked -beans, bread, butter,
SupperHunter's stew, fried mush,
bread, butter, cocoa.
This record has been commended at
Boy Scout headquarters as a model one
of economy and wholesomeness. The aj.
pearanoe of coffee on the bill of fare
was due to, the appearanoa of Deputy
Scout Commissioner Patton who. as
guest, was privileged to drink that bey.
eraga and who. Incidentally, made a, solid
attack; on the limited store pf provisions.
Besides tlw cents for food, each boy
Was assessed M cents carfare, making a
total peto of 75 ceats eh F the
three day' camp.
.. -io twihind the wall of th
Easter PsalteaUary weblas with I
Interest tho activities of tho Boy Scouts.
In a recent lssuo of tho Umpire, tho
prison weekly, written and edited exclu
sively by tho prisoners, an editorial com
ments on the success of the $J0.O0O Boy
Scout campaign. Coming from the cells
of men who, as boys, had no opportunity
for Boy Scout training, the editorial, and
particularly tho concluding sentence, Is a
fitting tribute to "the llttlo fellows," to
whom tho convicts recently presented a
large wooden Boy Scout emblem, care
fully carved and nnlntod In the correct
colors: Tho editorial follows:
"Never within the recollection of tho
'oldest Inhabitant' has tho public been
called on to subscrlbo to a greater num
ber of charities, or a greater variety of
'funds' than havo tho people of Phila
delphia within the past six weeks. In
the faco of tho many appeals, It appeared
to be a hazardous Undertaking for the
Boy Scouts to attempt to raise $50,000 In
thrco days. Is 'giving' Just a habit to be
formed llko any other, or do people grow
weary of 'coughing up' 7 These were the
questions to too answered In the result
of tho venturo of the Boy Scouts. And
they wero nnswered. Tho success of tho
venture establishes the fact that 'giving
is a habit, for these little fellows made a
'whirlwind' campaign of three days' dura
tion, during which they scooped In nearly
$CO,000. This movement was not a charita
ble one by a long shot, but an economlo
measure for the conservation of the coun
try's principal asset Its future citizens."
Troop 23, Scoutmaster Hubert L. Ruth
erford, ontertalned 60 visiting- Boy Scouts
from neighboring troops Tuesday night at
Its meeting room, 52d street and Cedar
avenue. Troop M, Scoutmaster Ilosen
baum. attended In a body, and members
of Troops 123. 57 and 62 wero present The
evening was spent In exhibitions of signal
ing, scout games and dress inspection
of Troops 61 and 23.
WILMINGTON'S STREET PLANS
Councllmen Decide to Float $400,-
OOO for Improvements.
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 8. As tho
members of City Council virtually have
decided to ask for a loan of $100,000 for
street paving and sewer work, It Is ex
pected that tho most elaborate; system
of street paving which has been mapped
out In Wilmington for several years will
be considered at a meeting of the Council
next Wednesday night.
Each member of Council will come to
the meeting with a list of the streets
In his ward which he considers should
recelvo attention, and the members ot
the Street and Bewer Department will
submit their opinions on what ought to
be done. The loan will then be asked.
SUES BBOKEE, TOR $4,000,000
Plaintiff Alleges Loss for Failure to
Sell Bonds of 1805.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. Harry L. Horton,
who retired a year ago ns head of the
Stock Exchange firm of II. L. Horton &
Co., was sued In the Supreme Court yes
terday for Jl,0OO,O0O by Rowland N. Haz
ard, former member of the drug firm of
Caswell, Hazard & Co., and later presi
dent of tho American Trust Company.
The suit is based on allegations th,at
Hazard deposited with Horton a Jl.000,000
Issue of Mexican bonds which were Issued
In 186S by General Benito Juarez to finance
the revolution against Emperor Maximil
ian. Hazard eaya that Horton refused to
consent to the sale of the bonds to the
London Commercial Banking Company of
South America for 14,000.000 and for that
reason the plaintiff has been damaged In
that amount It Is alleged that the com
pany offering to buy the bonds has among
Its directors Colonel Felix Diaz and Jose
Ranches Juarez, grandson of the Mexican
CANADIAN TRADE GROWS
Car and Foundry Company "Will Open
LONDON, Jan. 8. The Honorable
Nathaniel Curry, president of tho
Canadian Car and Foundry Company,
Limited, who haa been spending some
time here, is arranging for the opening
Of tt London office for the handling of
the growing trade of his company with
South Africa, India, Australia and the
BABY SAVING SHOy IN STORE
The baby-saving exhibition of the Child
Federation opened today in the Snellen
burg store. It will continue until Feb
ruary 1. Scientific methods of caring for
bable4 will be demonstrated to mothers.
The exhibition was recently held at 10th
and Reed streets, and 15,000 mothers at
tended and witnessed the demonstrations.
Whitman Favors Death Penalty
ALBANY. N. Y-, Jan, 8.-.Governor Whit
man said yesterday he Is opposed to leg
islation designed to abolish capital pun
ishment Th,e Governor's statement has
the eCfeet Of eUntr the fate of Police
I4qtensst Charles F. Becker.
RAISED IN STATE
Exhibitors Say Growth of
Business and Refinement
of Public Taste Involves
It may coma to pass thnt before long
you will havo to pay 10 cents to sco tho
"movies" around tho corner from your
home, for thero Is a strong Bcntlment
among film exhibitors that the tlmo has
como to Increaso tho prlco of admission.
So strong Is this sentiment that when tho
Stato's exhibitors moot In llarrlsburg, nt
tho end of this monlh, tho matter will bo
put Into concrete form,
Thero nro moiy reasons why this rad
ical ch.ingo Is Imminent. To begin at tho
beginning, the E-cent showhouso In which
tho motion picture first saw tho light of
day nnd night was usually a store con
verted by tho Installation of scats and a
screen, Tho rent wHb negligible nnd tho
expenses for films ranged from $2 to 13
for each picture. But ns tho business grew
nnd developed nnd tho putfila's taste be
came more exacting, reel theatres were
erected nnd film producers spent thou
sands of dollars In filming a play. Tho
consequence was that the producers had
to raise tho rates of rental to from J15 to
J150 a night for a film.
For a long tlmo the cheaper houses
linve stood this drain, but tho times have
been so bad and tho Btcndlly Increasing
cost of houso maintenance tins mounted
so high that exhibitors declare now that
an Increase In prices Is unavoidable.
The Lubln Manufacturing Company
has spent ns much ns $75,000 for ono film
piny ot twenty episodes. This means that
It must got back $37EO for each episode.
And this docs not Include the cost of
mnrkotlng nnd advertising, but solely
production expenses. "Zudora" charged
JM a night; "Tho Spoilers" twice ns much.
As a consequence, exhibitors will bo
forced to raise their admission prices.
But this is not the only complaint of
tho exhibitors. Tho censor laws of tho
State nro declared to be onerous nnd un
just. It is asserted that tho Federal
Government will not permit n picture of a
cancelled postage stamp to bo thrown on
tho screen, for It Is against tho law to
reproduco a stamp or bank note In any
shnpo or form.
Another complaint Is the order recently
Issued by J. Louis Brcltlnger, tho chief
censor, that no "six shoot" posters will
be allowed in front of photo playhouses.
From an artistic viewpoint, the exhibitors
admit, this Is Justified, but they assort
that business Is bnd enough as it Is,
without the forced hiding ot attractions
under a bushel.
"The situation In the photoplay world
fa o. bit chaotic." said J. J. McCarthy,
manager of tho Chestnut Street Opera
House, whore Hall Calne's "The Chris
tian" Is packing tho house. "Tho ex
hibitor Is not making tho money tho pub
lic Imagines. Wo have to pay the piper.
Tho tasto of tho public becomes so supor
flno that pictures which In former days
drew crowds are now passed by as me
diocre. Prices of film rentals are going
up nil tho tlmo and the end Is not yet
In sight The best actors and actresses
on the speaking stages of all nations are
being Impressed Into tho servlco of tho
silent play, and, of course they demand
salaries commensurate with their reputa
tions. Theatre rentnls nre on the up
grade. There Is a new war tax. In fact
the exhibitor Is confronted with a seri
Mr. McCarthy declined to discuss tho
question of hugs posters, as ho does not
make uso of them. From another source
It was lenrnod that when the State ex
hibitors meet In Harrlsburg they will ask
tho Legislature to repeal the censor law
In Its entirety.
Of the Lubin Photoplayers.
Mme. Samaroff's Recital
If the succoss of the Pension Fund for
the Philadelphia Orchestra Is to be pre
dicted from the flrst effort made to
achieve It. It will be brilliant without
reservation. Artistically, and otherwise
the work of Mme. Olga Samaroff, who last
night devoted her talents to tho men
whom her husband leads each week-end
In the programs of the orchestra, wns
wholly satisfying. It ranged In the
course of the exacting program which the
pianist made for herself, through many
moods of excellence; Its total Impression
was a delight
From a somewhat prosaic reading of
Beethoven's second sonata, Mme. Sa
maroff went forward with Increasing In
tensity of power, and with a dazzling
brilliance of playing, through the deli
cate works of the 18th century, to Mac
Dowell, and finally, In triumph to Chopin
and Liszt She had for-Qraun and Benda
and Martini an unlmpassioncd lightness of
touch, for her second Beethoven number a
vigorous attack and a startling technical
control. To the shifting emotions of tho
MacDowell sonata, she responded with
a swift and unerring Intuition. There
were, Indeed, momenta when the musio
whlcli is Scored "tenderly, longingly and
yet with passion," seemed hardly to
Justify itself. But Into tt, as It was, Mme
Samaroff put all possible grace and
grandeur. Finally, In the group of shorter
studies, two by local composers, the
virtuosity which she commands, was
splendidly humanized by the richness ot
Bplrlt In which each separate composition
Fluidity and softness of line are rare
In Mme. Samaroff'B playing. Hers are
clear outlines, sharp and Incisive utter
ance and an unusual power of declama
tion. And yet now and again, the sing
ing of the piano was beautltuuy sustain
ed, and the gentleness of dlotlon was al
most tenderly marked. It Is good to find,
In a pianist of Mme. Samaroff's present
distinction, no sluggish contentment with
success, but an unremitting labor, an Im
passioned effort to enter and to conquer
new fields of musical feeling and expres
sion. With Mme. Samaroff's artlstto Bense
and her indefatigable devotion to her art,
it cannot be that that effort should fait
$1 45,000,000 FQRNAVY
Houso Committee Will Soon Report
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. The House
Committee on Naval Affairs la rapidly
completing work on the naval appropria
tion bill, which probably will be reported
to the House early next week.
The bill will carry total appropria
tion of about JH5,000,000, of which nearly
U00,000,000 will be for the support of the
regular naval establishment and the re
mainder for Increase of the navy.
Although the committee has not de
cided on a building program, It Is ex
pected that it will recommend two dread
noughts, six or eight destroyers, 13 or
15 submarines and possibly a hospital
MISS PUNCHEON TO SPEAK
Miss Katherlne E.' Puncheon, principal
of the Philadelphia High School for
Girls, will address the Hebrew Litera
ture Society, 810 Catharine street, to
night, on "Opportunities." The society
has arrange! for a series of talks by
the heads of the various high schools.
Dr. Lemuel Whttaker, principal of the
Southern High School for Boys, will ds
live; the eddresj on January 15,
It Is really no wonder that tho thea
tres nro complaining of tho competition
of the photoplay houses. Now It Is an
nounced that Florenco Keed, seon re
cently at tho Garrick Theatre In "Tho
Yellow Ticket," nt J2 a seat, will soon
appear on tho scrocn In Henry Arthur
Jones' best play, "Tho Dancing Girl,"
In which Sir Henry Bccrbohm Treo made
his greatest hit
Then, too, Edward Abolos will bo
filmed In Henry W. Savage's production
ot "Tho Million." George Bcban has
filmed his play, "Tho Italian"; David Bo
losco's "Tho Girl of the Golden West"
Is being shown at tho Stanley Theatro
this week; "Mrs. Wlggs of tho Cnbbago
Patch," "Tho Deep Purple," "My Friend
From India," "Tho District Attorney,"
"Tho Garden of Lies," and last, but not
IcnBt, "Tho Darling of the Goods," aro
nil In preparation.
And tho end Is not yet In sight. Film
producers nro raking over tho ashes of
tho theatrical past In an effort to find
novelties and successes. Thero Is danger
In tho overproduction of dramatic suc
cesses, howover. Soon tho gooso which
Is laying golden eggs now will becomo
sterile, and then tho producers will havo
to fnll back upon tho dubious orlglnnls
of scenario writers.
A gentleman who has lots and lots of
Imagination has been sending word to his
Now York friends recently about a trip
ho nnd eomo of tho stars from the Ince
vlllo studios took two or three weeks
ago to a cavo in ono of tho Santa Ynez
Only over since their visit to that cave
Thomas II, Ince has been edified by
having his stars confess that lately they
havo had a subconscious feeling that
leads them to believe that once before,
back In tho Infinite azure of the past,
they played at Incovllle. Thnt cavo,
theso stars say, contains conclusive evi
dence that motion picture making Is not
a now industry, but was a fully developed
business proposition more than, any, 600.
000 years ago. Finally they succeeded In
piquing Mr. Ince's curiosity, and he vis
ited this studio In the earth.
Our writer friend writes that In one
corner of the cave the great director
found an exact replica of the modern mo
tion picture camera, only It wns petri
fied. Other grapevine specials from
Incevllle any that many othor relics of
tho prehistoric past tend to show that
oven tho motion picture mon of those
days know whoro to Iocato a movie plant
In the nearby mendow, Mr. Ince was
led to believe tho ancients quartered tho
Inmates of the company zoo, giant dino
saurs and brontosaurs and huge tusked,
monster sized pachyderms. Were these
animals used to carry olf the pretty
stara of aeons ago with their lovers,
whllo hairy paps pursued them on tho
backs of flying reptiles?,'
George W. Lederor, under whose man
agement many of the most celebrated
stars of the present day have appeared,
Including Lillian Russoll. Edna May, Sam
Bernard and David Warfleld, and who
produced "Madame Sherry," has entered
tho motion-picture field. His company has
Just flnlihcd a six-act version of "The
Fight," which wns written by Bayard
Velller and followed his other grent suc
cess, "Within the Law." Margaret TVy.
cherly, for whom Mr. Velller wrote tho
play, is featured In Herbert Hall Wln
slow's screen adaptation of the drama,
In conjunction with John E. Kellerd, the
ODDS AND ENDS.
Thomas Commerford'a erect military
bearing has lent a Toallstlc atmosphere
to the part he takes In Goorge Barr Mc
Cutcheon's "Graustnrk," which Is being
filmed by Essanay. As the fierce old war
rior, Count of Graustnrk, the uncle of
the Princess, he Is tho most erect char
acterization that It would bo possible to
Charles Patho Is In receipt of news from
the homo office In Paris stating that
Paul Capellanl, ono of. the leading men
in the French studio, has been killed In
an engagement In the present European
struggle. This is the second leading man
that the Patho company has lost recently,
Rene Alexander being the other. Both of
theso men were stars of the Comedle
Francalso and had a large following
both among the Btage and photoplay
Ruth Roland, well known as tho
"Kalem Girl." has signed a three-year
contract with tho Balboa Amusement
Producing Company, of Long Beach, Cal.,
and will be the star of one of the cor
poration's dramatic companies.
Thanhouser's Greatest Photoplay
Aik the manager ot your nearest photo.
pUy theatre to secure thin wonderful ius
cess. It Is tho biggest, most elaborate and
unique production over ottered-
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The Germantown Theatre
Germantowu Ave. and School Lane.
Today Mat, 1:30; Evgr, 7
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Direct from the Chestnut St. Opera House.
Home ot World's Greatest rhatonlaja
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A Vlhii DRAMATIZATION OF THE
AVOIU.D'S GHEATEST la VIS HTOHV
Twice Dallr Afternoon S:30. Kyenlnrs SiSO
1'receded by Keystone Comedr I'icturca
1IEATKK FEATDRES DAILY
ODAY CUCISE OF THE HELL SHIP,
Hear organ with wonderful human voice
BELVIDERE SSSSRiSi Today
nnRi: of the AI.I.KV
UNREST. OKOnOK ADK'S FAULK
MIDVALE THEATRE, Eat Falls
ZUDOUA. WHEN A WOMAN LOVES.
-i VI Ifl A Oeraantewn Are.
ilftttrlout Rose. Soinuiy'e Vacation.
MODERN DAN CINQ
llsdtra Da&CM The COBTISSOZ School.
1630 C&Ut&tt St. ytaniv Losiut 8183.
ii-ruTLf r ATDrcSfi m
WT HtAl K.LW ' m
The New Generation
in the Theatre
These aro new days Indeed In the
theatres, Llcblcr nnd Tyler and Flsko
aro out of It for tills year, at any rate.
Even Charles Frohmnn Is not tho figure
he was, He keeps his position In the
forefront ot producers only by Inde
fatigable, honest Industry, not suocesa.
Other men, younger men, carry off the
big honors nowadays. Cohan A Harris,
A. II. Woods, William A. Brady, tho
Shuberts, Selwyn & Co. they are tho
managers who score the big successes.
Somehow they seem closer to the now
temper In tho playgolng public.
Now playwrights, too, aro the order of
tho day. A correspondent of tho Dra
mntlc Mirror figures that nt tho time
he writes at least eight of tho nine
orlglnnl nntlvo plays In New Tork aro
by men new to tho game. A decade ago
American writers began to dominate the
theatre nt tho expense of the foreigners,
Now n new rnco of playwrights Is tak
ing tho places of the pioneers.
Perhaps the new plays don't seem so
ploosant, so comfortable, so dependable,
as the old. Perhaps you look back re
gretfully to the days when tho foreign
piny ruled tho American Btage. Yet,
though you sigh for a certain finish nnd
retlnemcnt now departed, you must realize
nnd nccept gladly tho fact that those now
plays and theso now playwrights are
making a very genuine attempt to got
closo to the real America. They nro crude,
perhaps, llko tho real Amorlca. But we
stand at beginnings, not conclusions.
Brightening Things TJp
Thore are subtleties In musical comedy
lots of them. And often they have to do
with that Uttlo-underBtood business, the
"producing" ot the show. "Suzl," at the
Adclphl, Is a case In point, and tho man
ager of another company, turned critic
for tho moment, furnishes tho data.
Half tho effect of the first act, ho
thinks, Is lost by mistakes of costumer
and scene painter. What should be Just
as amusing and light-hearted as the rest
of tho piece doesn't half live up to Its
opportunities. "Tho back dro:'a too dull,
too much night, too oppressive. It ought
to havo life and color or elso space ana
distance. And then they bring on their
chorus in high boots and long coats down
to tho knees Just ns It tho ro getting
ready for a rainstorm. It queors things."
After all. It's a big part theso pro
ducers play R. II. Burnsldc, Frank
Smlthson, Ned Wnyburn. The managors
know It. They know It too well most of
tho tlmo. They let tho "book" and evon
the music go hang. Which doesn't make
tho producer any less essential.
Brleux's "Maternity" Produced
Richard Bennett has added "Maternity"
to his early selection from Brleux's ftne
splrltcd dramas. Wednesday night Now
York or tho part of It that belonged to
the Purposo Play Society witnessed tho
play at tho Princess. Tho press gives It
honest, sincere consideration, more as a
preachment nbout evils now hedging ma
ternity than as a play. Hector Trumbull,
of the Tribune, writes truly nnd discern
ingly: "When he tears down tho screen that
keeps us from seeing such evils as are
displayed In 'Maternity' tho terrible cru
elty practiced by modern society in re
lation to tho unmarried mother, the awful
horror of largo families In poverty, the
menaco of alcoholism to the future gen
erationshe Is like our up-to-date 'ef
ficiency' man going through our social
fabric as one would make a tour of an
antiquated dwelling. Garbage heaps are
raked and exposed, dark closets are sud
denly lighted and 'open' plumbing Is of
fered In place of tho older hidden and
"This hopeful optimistic note is quite
singular In Brleux, for his works have
all the signs of a coldly scientific mind
Intent upon facts and ncccptlng the dra
matic values of his discoveries as a sec
ondary consideration. He cares nothing
at all for tho clever irony that shames
dignity while pretending to commend It.
His Work Is rather with conditions of
society. Ho shows us sores that may be
healed and grievous hurts that may be
$10,000 for WhatP
WInthrop Ames' $10,000 prize play,
"Children of Earth," hns been produced
In New Haven, and so far as a review In
the Journal-Courier can Indicate, he mny
have bought a pig in a poke. Tho re
viewer hopes for success In New York
only If some drastto changes are made In
the opening acts.
Tho principal figure In Alice Brown's
play Is a fine-tempered New England
woman who haa sacrificed her whole life
to care for an undeserving father. When
love comes to her starved Impulses, she
fights it uown witn a truly New Eng
land devotion to obligations. Effle
Shannon plays the woman with distinct
success. Herbert ICelcey, A. E. Anson,
Cecil Yapp and Olive Wyndham complete
The reviewer of the Journal-Courier Is
unablo, he frankly confesses, to say If
Coming to the AdeJpht In "Tha
Belle of Bond Street."
the play Is good or bad. "The ploy haa
somo strong moments and mors weak
ones, but tho bnsla difficulty la lack of
motivation. Unless the author
can rewrlto the first two acts, making
logical sequence, giving sane reasons for
tho actions of tho characters and cutting
down tho complicated exposition, Mr.
Ames will lose money. Perhaps
I can sum up tho whole play best by say
ing that It Is rime (oven poetry at times)
Florenz Zlegfeld appears to havo built
his "Midnight Frolic" in tho Danso de
Follies a-top a New York theatre, much
on tho pattern of his other entertain
ments the feminine. Musical numbers
sung amidst the diners are alternated
with glass runways overhead for the
further display of the charms of tho
chorus. Tho one unusual touch is a
scenic background by Joseph Urban, the
Viennese. Tho Morning Tclograph de
scribes It ns "magnificent llko a
mass of entering crystal and swaying
Next week Baltimore soes a new play
and a new manager. Tho latter Is J.
Fred Zimmerman, Jr., hardly a stranger
to Philadelphia. The play Is "Inside tho
Line," by Earl Derr BIggers, who wrote
the novel, "Seven Keys to Baldpate." It
has to do with conditions in Europe and
some Americans caught there at the
ADELTOII "Susl," wim Joso .Collins and
Tom McNaughton and an excellent cast. A
mustral comedr ot Viennese orlsln. Mons
tuneful than clever, but well acted and
DllOAD "Jerry." with Miss Blllle Burke. A
comedy by Catherine Chlsholm Cushhia.
Miss Burke captures a husband In 8 cos
tumes. Amusing 8itS
KEITH'S Kitty Gordon, Marl Nordstrom.
Flo Irwin and Harry Breon n a dlversiaoi
and entertaining bill 2.-00, 8.00
OARUICK "Potash and Perlmutter." Mon
tague OUs' popular stories of the rlothlnc
trado mado over Into tho season's mot
heartily amuslne comedy 8:15
L,ITTf,E THEATRB-'Tlie Critic," Sheridan's
eatlro on things theatrical In his day and
oura. A very amusing- performance of this
truEtdv within a comedy 'J.S0
LYRIC "The Peasant Otrl," .with Qnma,
Trcntlnl and Clifton Crawford. A Contl
iiental operetta recording the capture of a
"milk-fed tenor" and "chicken hawk." hy
Mlsa TrentlrU. The muslo la excellent and
Mr. Crawford most amuslne ., 8:13
WAIiNUT-'The Heart of Paddy -Whack"
with Chauncey Olcott. An Irish play of sen
timent and song 8;OA
WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT
Sunday Revival, tabemacla; 7:80 o'clock.
Garden and Orchard Society, 1714 Chestnut
street; 8 o'clock.
Hall. Tyrone Men's Society, Mercantile Hall;
Jackran Day dinner, Democratlo club. Hotel
Adelphla: 7:30 o'clock.
Aero Club ot Pennsylvania annual rnetng.
Musicals, Oak Lane Baptist School, Oak
Lane end 12th street.
Hebrew Literary Society, address by Mlsa
Katherlne runoheon, 310 Catharine street.
Fcrty-nlnth Street Station Association, King
sesslng avenue and 4Jth street. Free.
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Subject to ahatio.
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