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iVl1 WEEK:' "THE MIRACLE MAN,'7 "COURAGE," SAM BERNARD, "GIRL OF GIILj
THE NEW WEEK
OAMllGK "Tho Miracle Man," with George Nash, Gall Kano, w, tr
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MKSIMtm mSKKIm ""f0 rSSWSHMKc vSS VS The Dramatic Telephone
BfeKl il J&E. PlfwSSr W S3 By Walter Prlchard Eaton
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rP TIIE past week brought nothing- new
Philadelphia theatres. It quite outdid
Itself with the nows that "K. & B." and
the Shuberts had beffun rehearsals of that
beatino comedy, "Tlie Lion and the
Lamb." The Peace of Broadway has
been signed and strife Is no more. The
Bhuberts have given up their seats by
"the open door." And America has a the
Btrtca.1 trust again.
It will probably be a mild little trust,
attending strictly to Its business of book-
ins Plays systematically and economically
over tho United States. One guarantee of
this Is memory. The fight of the Shu
berts for the Bmall producer won't be
soon forgotten- Another Is the fact that
the theatres of the country will oontlnue
to be divided between the two factions.
The effect of the merger will be to elim
inate a great many flrst-class playhouses
In the smaller dtles. Chicago and Boston
and St Louis settled their theatre ar
rangements on a senslbte basis last year.
Philadelphia's five remaining houses
snatch so well the playgolng population
that wiseacres ezpeot no alterations here.
The wastes and duplications of competi
tion elsewhere will be removed and book
tags more efficiently adjusted.
Jut to ths Theatrical Product
The results of the merger will be a, cer
tain addition of financial security.
"Whether this will bo. reflected in bet
ter plays la an open quiistlon. With the
Increasing risks of the past few years,
tho run of plays has suffered. The suc
cessful plays haven't taken on a lower
tone; "Within the Law" and "Kick In"
are monuments to popular taste far hand
somer than "Tho Girl tof the Golden
'TVest" and "Tho Palace of thi King."
But It has grown increasingly evident
that the subtler sort of play addressed to
a smaller audience hasn't been able to
worry along on a fair margin, as It used
to. A pretty big success has grown neces
sary In order to stave off ruin.
The Peace of Broadway nnd the sav
ings entailed by It will relax the strain
a iiuie. iut producing only the very
popular will still bo the safest course.
And It looks on the surface as If tho evo
lution of tho speculative touring system
will go on again along tho same lines as
New Plays for Philadelphia
After tho brief breathing spaco of this
barren week, productions como thick and
fast again. Even "futures" are plenty.
On January 18 Marie Tempest will begin
a week's engagement at the Lyric, acting
plays In which sha has been appearing
in New Tork. The first half of tho week
she will give Henry Arthur Jones' now
comedy, "Mary Goes Flrst,"'a little study
of tho wars over social precedence in tho
English "provinces." Tho rest of her
engagement will bo devoted to "Tho Mar
riage of Kitty," familiar enough here.
(In the American Magazine.)
The mlnuto the curtain rises and the
tharacters are disclosed tho poor au
thor has got to get out of sight and
let tho characters do all tho talking.
Now, people In dally life don't go
around as a rule telling who they nro
and all about themselves. They don't
have to. How, then, Is tho author go
ing to let you know what you must
know about these peoplo without mak
ing them net In a ridiculous manner?
Tho tolephono Is a beneficent Inven
tion, and It has be nod ted nobody so
much no the dramatist. Think how
few plays ot contemporary Ufa you
now see without a telephone on the
stage. Is It there to give a reallstla
touch? It is not. It Is there to help
the dramatist get his plot across; and
a very potent help It Is.
J. M. Barrio In his comical burlesque,
A Slice of Life," which Ethol Barry
more acted two or three winters ago,
made fun of this use of the telephone.
Each character, as he or she entered,
rang somebody up In order to an
nounce his or hor name for the benefit
of tho audience. "Is this you, father?"
asked Miss Barrymore In a languid
voice. "This Is your daughter, Mrs.
Hyphen-Brown you remember." Nono
of Mr. Barrle's characters, of course,
said any more, whlcfAwas what made
mSOSSX AOADEMT OF MUSIC
Kxqnlilte Color Views
and Motion fletora
NEXT FRI. iS- SAT. &
tlvnulD BOO, 75. t Aran. Sc
St Htppe'i. 1118 Chestnut St.
Batlue UIiJIJaxJIjijU Market
Capacity 'twKTs Street
S8U0 tr, ,erp, helowCOth
Hon., Tuei . Wed
SONQ AND DANCB
Thur , S"r! , flat.
SCOTT & WILSON
CyBcrtolettc & Co.
Willie Hale & Bro.
DAILY nt 2
10c 15o. tOo
nnd a plajlet by Harold Chapln called
"Tho Dumb and tho Blind."
On February 8 tho Lyric will display Its
third Winter Garden show this season,
"Dancing Around," with the evcr-nmus-Ing
Al Jolson in the lead
Emma Trentlnl's engagement ends with
next Saturday. During tho coming week
thore v. Ill bo an extra matinee of "The
Peasant Girl" at the Lyric on Wednes
day, when Louise Torko will sing Miss
Trontinl's part. The rest of the cast will
Plays by Shaw are getting surprisingly
common In the American theatre. Re
vivals, like the Little Theatre's, of
"Arms and the Man," crop up every year,
and hardly a season goes by without a
new piece Last winter brought "Fanny's
Concluded on Pare rive
UUJ VfAHHVT. SU A Walnut BU.
OTOHTfl ZSs, BOO. TSa, IL00
Tom, and Than. Mat 23a and BOa
Bat. Mat Sc Wo, TBo
. tqox ma Mujosr akd
lunitkt, Ctuuucrr Utcett
U"" " J
MtTodyJ to T
Jfext Vfk "COtM
Broad Bt, and Montgomery Av.
gEP. O. WIXON.mRDHNOEH.Oen Mr.
H BART McIlUail Prutnts
"THE SONG DOCTORS"
8 Philadelphia Boys and a Irl 8
Nlkko Troupg Clark &McCnllooth
FlUalmmomc; Cameron Walter Wallers
Nwat Laughing- Motion Plcluf
"Tho Road to Tomorrow"
A Delightful Fairyland Playlet,
ttiiS5 3000 SEATS ft g?g
Academy of Music
3IQNDAY EVG., JANUARY 25TTI
Proceed to the Clttzeae' Permanent niu
OonualttM, for tb; UnMU, pi i) iuftario un
mpIoyd of Philadelphia
UZIltlvrvuilAti Ui'EKA JIOU8Q
J FRANKLIN & GIRARD AVE.
Matinee Daily Except Friday
NKXT WEEK nnST TIME IN "STOCK"
A llnu'lj I'Uiy, Trntllne to lliuone uud
"l lunalilrr tiiut l lie in.
grfut moral," I-enter Pol
uimitu out a
tttr, X'ollce Cn.
OHKil.NAI. CAIIAUET HCENB
y Jf8j3?&Kffii NIGHTS, 8 P. M , S5o TO J1.00.
n: Mi - fmiP
MRS. CAItTEIt DeHAVEN
Tht Aristocrat! of VauttvtUt
Mr. and Mrs.
In "Tht Utuher," A Flirtation
In Four Bcnti.
Spain1! Foremoit Oanciri,
The On-Man Rand
5 Marvelous Manchurians
Btnaatlonal Chlnfan Athlon
McMahon and Chappelle
"IIOW HUBBY MISSED THE TltAIN"
"Tho Haunted natal"
An International FaTorlto.
H. Bart McHugh
Philadelphia Jurtnll Artliti
In "Kti DaW norlr.
MI8S MAHION BENT
The Universal Favortttt
Twanty Minutes of Pat
BEATS ALWAYS X WEEK IN ATtVAnnw.
I1C1.H. ITILillKKT B3BBI KHT , nAGE 3186.
Matrooolltan Oimwh Com!
U MjwlM." Btrartts A
i Win iIiao, Ilua Moroit,
.a rimca Broii;. PlslBrea,
l 4uo r
j-. Company, New To
JAM 12. AT 8 -" .u.Mvau
Double Followed Pnn-lLaccr Almnwi. Doe-
B1U by HSan.va u romlK.
Duthaoe, Ma It (aid JIM. Oaruao, BotuT
Aioato. Taul- Conductor, Mr PoUcco.
Beat Now on Sale. 1100 Chtitnut St.
Crow KPy. Theatre
VAUDHVHiLB AND PICTtmES
Dally at , lpe &.. I. and 9.10a, iSo. 50.
LaatVrla. Eveaftj. at STJS re'rJ-iei"'-22i'?y.
loot. 1lay is Wedaal&v. ik AdADEMY Saaw at Ueppe's, Ilia Ch.tn
Riilie HurlrA J" PHILADELPHIA Tonight at 8.15
, n , iiiKr " rwtruwmh. .,. otar4t
rx - ji. . ,.- v'w fw lMatr muxeir. Boloi
5 ?Z .ei5J niMnmv gATd.M Ma :""W
'iS, waHli" T " Trocacera Burlesquw;
VmiA BH BHOWN AT
DTII & MARKET BTREETS
rWeek coAunenclaji Mondays-
In Conlunetlon With Varied
The Blat Laurh In Vaodavtlle
(,-oatiuuoue 11 a. u. to 11
VISITORS TO NEW YORK SHOULD NOT PAIL TO VIBIT
B. F. KEITH'S PALACE THEATRE tftli Street and Broadwa
WONDERFUL BH0W8 IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL IIOUgB IN THE WOnLD J
11 TO 11
tbib STANLEY Ui,rk,t Bt
aeTkHI8 David B
"The Girl of the Golden West
Next WfcFlorenoe Reed in tf&e Dacclntf Qlj;
DO YOU KNOW
WHAT A WOMAN
u TfisTWHi J8 m$im$
m javte r ietiy VT iffi
i3 rtOUilN is M w
HI fBnJI III imi ll r mmi
AT DOOR. Higgtj
Week COMMENCING MONDAY
"HEAPS OF HIURITY"
jrreseatea oy lANorOK, LUCIEB
B lie "little LoajrhloadM"
BERNARD and SOARTH
Seats (or Eienlnic Ptrrorasanc Mar
NEXTWEBII aSATS NOWMLLDJa
A New UiMwal Comedy
THE GIRL OF GIRLS
Br OntUt Yeeeella and Sdward Paultea
IM I CASINO
TMKATRK MaUnee DaHy
LOWBOH aAprPY OWLS
GARRICKLast Mat. and Evg.
POTASH &i PERLMUTTER
NEXT WEEK-SEATS NOW BELLINa
GEO M. COHAN?S Z3?T
, Comedy Crajna
THE MIRACLE MAN
wonaiis nrst miriuuu imrt iii uiureTui innip uj rncy numor d.uT'1
ill. .. Umh.i wt n.nAlra M.hn nHatvtnt 4n nvnmlf n mniitnl k .t.u - . hall.l
thought Mr. Cohan rotalned his earlier vlrtu ..'"l
with a band of crooks
verts. Critics havo
in f1im. A fnrtnlffht onlv.
LITTLE THEATRE "Courage," with Mrs. Jay's excellent company,
time on any bIhro. It deals
howlnir tho trncedv and
LlUe," a tehee little play" by Harold Brlghouso, completes tho hill.
.1.. !.. A r Dtnliarrlanri ntl TTnivllall rlft VWT.trll f. til-rifllrtAft 1 . ' "B
p."" " " '" "L1"";. rj .".:r."?u". '; ",';.r"""",,?r' 'or ,
iia ivii.ii mo muBviii. wuiimut. jii mi nntaim.i.1. '
inlnprv of war and bellttllnt? Itn irti-5 u"if0 tv
FOMiEBT "The Qtrl of Qlrls," with Natallo Alt Aloxandor Clark, Ben 1r.,i?
and a large cast. A musical comcay icaiuring tno mtiBio of Create VtsiitL1
Atlnntla City bandmaster. The book, by Edward Paulton, Is cnnrAJ.i!'1
efforts of a young Amerloan In Paris to becomo a writer of librettos Sj
ii, naniKia n tlm ilntielnir craze. Ono week only. ' 't
ytnnr.l'lf? "Th Tlello of IJond Stfc6t." wltli Bam Bernard. Mollln wu. ,-
Covcrdalo and Sammy Loo. An elaborate, rowrltton revival of Mr, n
nirvf nnnntar mnalpiil comedv of some years ago. ."The Rich Mr. iin,.ri
The book Is by Owen Hall and Ilnrold Attcrldgol the muslo by Ivan cnt
Lionel Mbnckton. Sir. uomara piays t-iggy as oi ota. two weeks oslt?
WALNUT "A Fool, His Money and a Girl," with Hap Ward nnd Lucy r
musloat comedy by Joseph A. Mltcnen, wiui acoro oy iiooDy jones,.ln Tthliiil
half.ot tho old firm of Ward and Vokesdlsports hlmBolf na a tramp whdliinv
among other places, the Boardwalk nt Atlantic City. Ono week only,
BItOAD -"Jerry," with Mlsa Bllllo Burko,
Recording tho descent of an obstreper
ous young lady from Chicago upon a
quiet Philadelphia suburb. By -various
wiles. Including pink pajamas and man
nish riding breeches, sho wins a bash
ful husband from her aunt. Amusing.
LYRIC "Tho Peasant Girl," with Emma
Trentlnl and Clifton Crawford. A Con
tinental operottn, recording the capture
of a "milk-fed tenor" and "chlckon
hawk" by Miss Trentlnl. Tho muslo Is
oxcellont nnd Mr. Crawford moat
amusing. Last week.
KEITH'S Mr. and Mrs. Carter Do Havcri
In "Tho Mashor"; Pat Rooney and
Marlon Bent In song, danco and dia
logue; tho Marvelous Manchurians,
Chinese acrobats; Tim McMahon and
Edith Chapelle In "How Hubby
Missed the Train"; El Brendel and
Muriel Morgan In "On tho School
Playgrounds"; Lillian Herleln, prima
donna; the Hanlon Brothors in "Tho
Haunted Hotol"; Burns, Kilmer and
Grady, Eduardo and Ellsa Canslno,
Spanish dancers, and tho movies.
GRAND "Tho Song Doctors," with four
Philadelphia Blngers; "The Road to To
morrow," with Mario Ellne; the Nlkko
Troupe of Japaneso wire walkers.
Clark and McCollough In "Much Ado
About Nothing"; FItzsIramons and
Cameron In "Tho Billposter and tho
Girl"; Walter Walters, ventriloquist,
and moving pictures
GLOBE Lancton, Lucior & Co. in
"Heaps of Hilarity"; DeWitt, Burns
and Torrence In "Tho Awakening of
the Toys"; Mlnola Hurst and tho Llttlo-Laugh-Lnnder;
Moore, O'Brien nnd
Carmack: Billy Tult's Collegians; Ber
nard and Scarth; Harry Jolson, black
face, and tho Salombos
WILLIAM VENN Joslo Flynn and her
Ten Minstrel Misses; Henry Lewis In
"A Vaudovlllo Cocktail"! Rmtu n.Tlmt
In "Her Way"; Ruby RaymonTiM
Red Holder In song and flanct OK
ituHscu ana uaviB in "WflitA.-fe.SBS"
cd," nnd tho Cavnnna Duo, en-nuB'
OROBS KEYB (first half of wick-5-M S
Song and Danco Review"; JPotmJP11
& Co. In "A Mlstnko in IiSuW
Burko and Burko; Fred Webw w-B1'8
trlloqulBt; Brooks ana Harris InSfeoaE
and Sisters, cyclists. ,
AMERICAN "Little Lost Sister." SAo
i.- i.i . .-,- ' "e
t um tcaiuunt aLucK company Hfmrh
ward R. Roso's familiar play pf 'VjF
..... .." ... u.ubi iui uil Eff
time. Lately seen at the "W&inoi-
EMPIRE Charles Robinson's CuieaHali
TIaiiiiMa. A aaaiI.bI.ha M&.TriSV"
vmu..u. n ewu-o,n; uiniw-ij
cuiuouiana, Buigcra anci gins in lai
comedy ana vaudeville
BROAD "The Legend of Leonora" m
"xno Ladies HiiaKespearf,"
Maude Adams. Two typical BtttaWf-
plays. The first and mora subsUntkBA!
deals witn tno amazing mock trial
a lady who was supposed to lis
thrown a passenger out ot a rml-isaHir!
train because ho threatened her chtfi
health with open windows. Th tfcui
Is a Httlo burlesque of "The Tamlii
tho Shrow." At tho matinee 5tt
Adams will revlvo "Quality StrH
ono or tno earliest ana most can
ing of Barrio's comedies '4
FORRBBT "Tho Girl From Utah," -rl
Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian it!
Joseph Cawthorno Paul Rubens' El
a Hsh musical comedy of Jlormoni;'uaWt
nnu young, in L.onaon, wen sunju;
acted. Producod In New York tui!
tms season. 1
LYRIC Mario Tempest, tho ciperlfti
Concluded on rartlh
CHESTNUT ST. Ee
AFTERNOONS 1 to 5-10c & 15c
HOME OF WORLD'S
GREATEST PHOTO 'LAW
"In comparing the photo-drnma with
the stage production, taking Into account
tho variety ot Incidents, the fidelity to
detail and the completeness ot the fllm
play, ono must hand the palm to the
movlnsr picture vorelon " Jilt. SMILKY,
"Eight reels of compelllns drama and
superb photography, to say nothtns ot
consistently exceptional acting on the
fiart ot a capable cast." Silt. KNAFr,
"There Is no question of the effective
ness of the piece in plioto-play There
Is much ot visual beauty In the pictures."
MIL TERMS, TELEGRAPH.
"It was Illco turning the pares of Hi!
caine'n ramoua novel uut vutn a STeiw
satisfaction of actually seeing the tf
and uomen tho author so graphlcall
arrlhpri im thftv pnnrt-d tho afffrcuEl
story" Jill. DIEtpiC. IIECOKU. JJ;
"It proven an exceptionally iiurui
lne fllm nln.v. fnllnwlni? the story U M
lated In the novel -rtlth greater partk
larlty than was possible In the draraitu
version " JIK. UUl'II, I'RESS. f
"All the Incident reproduced In am
detail, there being even more In tS
photoplay than there wai In the buii
version." 3IK. IIONTE, 1'UDUO US-
f jsr2riJ Ss
2ND BIG WEEK
Twice Daily, at 2.30 in the Afternoon, and 8.30 in the EveniM
Preceded by Keystone Comedy and Short Dramatic Pictures Jj
For Benefits at Lyrlo and Aflelphl Theatres, Apply Box Office or Phone Walnut 0TSMT-
A FITTT PUT Beginning: Monday Evening
l,V ,171 VF B7J.-L POP0LAII MAT. TIIUIISDAy. I1EBT SEATS
REGULUt JIATLNEE SATUIIDAY
MESSna. BIIUBEnT Present
AMERICA'fl TAVOniTH COMEDIAN
IN HIS GREAT LONDON AND NEW YOIJK JIUSICAL COMEDY HIJ
"THE BELLE OF BOND STREE
ORIGINAL, GORGEOUS, DAZZLING PRODUCTION
Notable Company ot Uuslcal Comedy Favorites. Including-
MOLUE KINO, inNEIlVA COVEIIDALE. FLORENCE NUGENT JEIlOltE. IUB0L
CBAHB, criUL C1IAWICK, BAltMY LEB. JERB MoAULIFFE, on4
A CHORUS OF WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL GIRLS
Mat. Today, 2:30; Tonight at 8??j
Beginning Monday Evening Poslthfla
Last Week! J
POPULAR MATINEE WEDNESDAY BEST SEATS 111
MISS LOUIE YORKE WILL SING THE TITLE ROLE
HHrmKnnr t !,,.
IN TnE DELIGHTFUC
THE QPEEN OF LIOITt OPERA
Tim KING OF COMEDIANS i
r a cm anfiiwTfa 'NATION TIUT MAKES EVERYBODY HAPPY m.S
LAST S TIMES LAST MATINEE 8ATOKQA4
DEQINNINO NTq JANUARY 18, FOR ONE WEBK ONU
MARIE TEMPEST S3F3l
wnw bt n umhau auwN8, and IUr Own Lon4o Ctrnpsny f
tt-2tt&2EZ2? "JMARY G 0 E S ,F 1 RSj
' uwmat aivxuur JOWJM- S4TIBH AL ' VJl
Kisaw --. "" . ;Z A COiiMST IN TltHWU AC10
SEATS ON SALB NSXT THURSDAY er AU PerfBrmince.
II, KE IPsSUIhI