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EVEyiNO LRDGBR-PHILADlSLPni THUBBDAY, JANUABYU, 1018.
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Stars of Yesteryear?
tll.llMijilnhln'a fnlle mnlnl
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RRtr are evenly divided between, stars
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X complexion of things tan be dropped
ff of tlte Important consideration
.V... the stars of yesteryear? A
K8f see the week WW ,mve ""n n"
'tear none nl nil tint ft general survey
M(h-countr. such ss n critic of nnotli
vuv tins nuide " ,,,Bt fo,,p yen
-W tnm woip roaming nbrond, wlillo
t?y " more lhn" 3I Rra pUr8Ulng tl,e
sVrhs answer is "" " "
Bsi it waa In the old days. Just tlio
S.ii. In true. Today wo have well-
:VT...i rusts of plnyorn who would
"Jfiure HP ver well to the standards or
a! in hnlf dozen .vents ago. "The Hong
!TL." i.ncnrd In Philadelphia with
KnoteM W'l- n ""'-tle "lar;.ln.
Merits' of a 'R ,tu,t' n,,d w,th '
IMsM have put her nnmo In the bulbs
KiKJdnce. in New York It acquired
John Mason "" ,, ...............
(nufh unly two Beetles. Robert l-.dcson
now1 aharlns with" Charles Ulchmnn the
Inor honors of following the word
wltH after me ime i(i 1 1 ". i""j cni
RW The examples could he endlessly
g.Ultipllel.; ,. ,. ,,. . ,. ,
FA lUrieiu pi. !' ."-
."t-srv eood ense of the decline of the
tar t ii i iin"ii,aw,n "ti i"n .
Patriarch, hns Bono out at the head of
Mi own company. Heorgo in nan aeomeu
Skelr to do so nftcr his success In "The
nimblers": Gall Kane has 6very qunllfl-
intlon lor lemmine nuuum, n.ou vj
in with half a dozen others juat as
'ItMit In ihelr "bits," Rive a performance
which lor general iiiimn mm Diwcim-, a
2.M o. imliVldunl work, far outshines the
ifir-itrewn efforts that used to ho the
rule In the Amcrlcnn theatre. The "star
'i)iltra"Ja on t'ie decline. Vituperation
KtTtr It fB IlcUIKao ii.tiiis "
What Now York Is Koing
tAVInthron -mea' $10,000 prize piny,
idrtn of Karth." has had n roBpect
Mbut not ovcrenthualastlc reception In
Kjw York. No one hns roasteil Alice
Brown'a New Ilnclnnd drnmn, and no
WJ ha waxed eloquent over It. The
ftneral tone Is one of lecofrtilzlnR worthy
ilort. but not finding It very excltlnR.
Tbi lame cvenlnR John Drew rcap-
tfirtd at tho Krhplre In a revlvnl of
111 old success, "Jloscmnry." Tho Hun
W; "Mr. Drew never hnd a part that
nl(d htm better than Sir Jasper, oven
tn he acted It first. It suits him now
tttier than It over did. Miss Carlisle
tc!!scs much of the Rlrlish charm and
fragile beauty that Mnude Adams
brought to the part of tho heroine. In tho
"cut were Harry Hnrwood, who acted tho
imt role In the orlRlnal performance at
tb Empire Thcatro; Mrs. whlfTen, who
to ttie delight of her admirers lias not
itnek to her Intention of leaving the
ituje: Herbert Druce nnd Trnnk Thomas,
JrbO plaved the vouthful lover."
More War In Vaudeville
Comparatl e quiet has rclRncd In the
Jjriely theatres since the days of tho so
calfed "Advanced Vaudeville." which
Henri Klaw and Rrlancer nttemtited to
Mroduce to America. Now war Is on
Kiln. Morris I.oew, who Is what they
jiJI.a "magnatn" of "small time," or the
.tfry, very popular-priced variety, has
decided to Invnrln thn flelil nf l.llmi.
fflced entertainment which tho United
swung winces nava monopolized here
tofore. Mr. Loew hns rented the Now
Jerk Theatre In the llroadwav iiuirirt
fM' Hammerstcln'H Victoria nnd the
Pal!, Imt'A VIllArl nln.. RU. Y-I.l. , ..
--.-.-b ,..w luatt U1UIIC, IIIQ JVVIlIt in
WMtl have coma back with tho nn-
Muncement of a rmtmlnr-tirlceri flrnli
W-compete with Marcus I-oow In tho
ffiUei outilde of New York. They nro nl
mdy beginning tho building of large
itohomeB in Hoston and Frovldence. It
Ural be a, merry war. It muy profit the
WKer nnd It mm not.
JM XV Imitators Union
i. ...t w ai.vii tu inu loiiuwins
h iB Hrld.
j- gjel Httrymore.
n -urore-ntorsf. M Cohiin.
NHrlUon from this ll.t 1 rermltted.
godless to say, the Harvard Lamnoon.
."DlCh fltPnlahau 1.A l .. ...1...J . ,
,!?Kln,r when "Tho Hello f Bond
Ti.iT . wa " Boton recently.
Just the way she does hers.
Rt-t Bwet Idea In eccontrlo advertla-
-" mo announcement that an Eng-
manager with Interests In America Is
uin- complete, plionographlo records of
Production nnnTi.cn nnri nll
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Kdlth T.ll.(.. . . .
lft : ,"'lu i" io nava a new piece
SSi . -1 Crothe. "who wrote "Tho
jgjt of raddy Whack." lately seen at
H18. s a very bad story about some
Sf peopie aruj prooaDiy you
it" n(t read it at alUbut If you
J, you wera wfcrn.641
UtlAn a !. !. it. -u . !...
rgw ronco upon a ilme" you can poa-
T1 trtCfl fn ihak. i-ktwtaf wa Vilr mnA
iTw?1 and vev old.
j' vr Boms of the alrle disobeyed
i timii ana asked questions about
Waif rkl tho tatriu from
' IVHU. IIM1AMS) ilaisia m .
d Mem, up (A eAlmney
JKf that didn't ooncern them at
" mey comd va asked all
-WW m wuhtd about hir qwn
' &tlt to aak nUdlttoia about
"Of OIS& Hint la iuil.tH Ihi
. TWr thlTfla. It fllSlfir 44n n avarl
i j-UiuaU yoj, oow wair," Wi$
Coming to the Garrick with Lew
the Walnut It Is called "Mother Ca
rey's Chickens," and will come out of
rehearsal about February.
ApKI.ri(!-"TliB rtfllo of nonrt Siret," with
Sam Ilernnnl, ''The Olrl from Kay-s." r
vnmp'ii. Mr. Ilcrnnni la Just n- amuslnir us
ner In hi- Impemonntlon of "I'lKiry" iW-jti-nhflmfr,
the iloftnenholmor s 00
IlhOAl)--"Jerrr." with Miss mills Burke. A
oometly by Catherine Chl-holm Cu-hlnu. Miss
llurke capturea a huahand In eight costumes.
Amu-InK . q in
FOIil.li"9r-"The Clin of Olrls," with Nkti'ue
Alt. A now mtiRlcal coinoJy. with a pleaalnc
score by Oresto Vessella, tho Atlanllc City
bomlmaatsr. Tho libretto, unfortunately, la
ilenflly tlult "
GAItHK'K "The Mlrado Man." ulth Oenriro
Nash. W. II. Thomp-on nml (Jail Kans
(Icorse Cohan s con-edy-drnmn of tho crooks
who try to exploit a patriarchal healer and
ppd on cnnerts. A Bkllftll handling of a
difficult eilbjcct . C.15
KFlTira-Mr. nnd Mrs rarter de Haven
"On tho School Playitround": Ilonney and
Ilent and a variegated bill of more than
ttminl merit 2 00 .VOO
J.rnry,-(ouraae ' . The first production 'of
an Enpfllahman'a may aralnst war V nne
splrlted play with a atnrtllnaly dramntlo
WAI.NI'T-"A Fnol. Tlla Monv and a Olrl."
with fiap Wjirdard Lucy Daly. A musical
comely exploiting Mr. Ward's pcrennl.11
WHAT'S DOING TONIGHT
T'arado anl moss-meetlnjr for transit rrn
gram. Academy of Mualo, 7 .10 o'clock Fre
!.'Xnn Memorial Ilrldae Committee, Tlourao.
8:,0 o clock,
Philadelphia Club of Printing House Crafts
men's dinner, Continental Hotel: S o'clock.
Slngla Tax Hocloly. annual meeting, 1503
Walnut street; M o clock,
I'cnnsylvnnla Women's Press Association,
Hotel Adelphla: S o'clock.
Northwestern General Hospital J0H class
comnlsncement. Union Methodist Uplscopal
Church: 8 o'clock.
Oermau Hud Crosi benefit, "Lleb Vater
land." Metropolitan Opera House; 8 o'clock,
Knelsi Quartet, Wltherspoon Hall; 8:15
lecture, "Modern Steels and Their Hejt
Treatment," Itobert R. Abbott. Franklin In
stitute; 8 o'clock,
Lyceum Institute concert, ICencsoth Israel
alumnt building: 8:1.1 o'clock
Homeopathic Medical Society, Hahnemann
College: H:H0 o'clock.
I-iOcture, "Hadlum ahd Its Hays." Prof. Iter
ate O Itlchards. West Branch Y. M. C. A.; 8
American Philosophical Society, 101 South
Eth street. 8 o'clock
"Hilly" Sunday revival sermon, tabernacle.
Vino and 10th streets.
Manayunk Hoard of Trade. Free
Commercial Exchange directors. Bourse.
Ijuicaster Avenue and B2d Street Ilusiness
Men, Ijinsdowne avenue and f3d street, p'reo,
Haddington Board of Trade, Ulrard avenue
and 00th street, lee.
Jxmon Improvement Ixague, Broad stmt
and Wlndrlm avenue. Free.
Oermantown Improvement Association. Free
Kaltenborn Quartet, Drexel Institute, con
the nueon bravely, "for J &n'i ha.ro other
fnlrlws leanilnff to be so curious; I think
I will shut you up In the trunks of 'these
big old trees.'.' ,
Ho tfho waved her wand and the med
dlesome fairies vanished; tent by manic
Into the big tree trunks.
And the blsr old forest, once so full of
stir and fairy laughter, was still; the sun
beams which flickered through the leaves
looked In vain for their fairy playmates.
Years went by In the silent forest, the
old frees died and fell to the ground.
The litter of years burled them deep
and the chemistry of time changed tho
old tree trunks to coal. The fairies
burled with them grew dark and dingy
Then, one day came tlm miners with
their lamps and picks and shovels.
"What's that noise J heart" whispered
"X don't know, but I'm just going to
'Walt and see," said another, "for If I
ever get safely out of tiere, I'll never
no, neVer ask another question "
go they "watched and waited and be
hold I The coal was taken out and put
n oars, Then an engine came and pulled
the cars to a city where the coal was
dumped by a factory.
"fTow our time has come," whispered,
b. fairy. '"I feel euro we will soon be
And sure enough 1
For the coal wa slhoveled Into a fur
nace and the hot names Jerked the fairies
from their long, tiresome prison and
tossed them up the chimney to freedom-
But were those bad falrUs grateful?
Alas, not Vor Instead of floating thank
fully up to the sky wnere the raia could,
wash them clean, they settled 4own,
down, down on the town.
And the women's white clothes and the
men's snow collars showed tta grimy
marks of smoke fairy ftngera and nvary
body wished, there was no aucjj mag a
For you . fchoso naughty fairies tin
tiadn t Uaroed to let other PsA alon.
Apropos of the playing tonight of
fichoenberg's sextet nnd the reception
which tho composer's work has received
from tho critics both here And abroad, the
following, ndnptrd from the drsmttlln
columns of this paper, Is Innocently
The Music Lover's Omar
The ernwd no question makes of eyes end noes.
Hut hero or there, as strikes Its fancy, koc.
Hut the brave miisle cricket on the altle.
He knows nlotit It alii he knows, he knows.
Much has been written about Bchoen
berK, but there Is llttlo available material
on the sextet, and the sextet Is, by the
way, a work which calls for little ad
vance notice. The composer himself Is an
Interesting person, and the following e
cerpts from a letter concerning him nro
lntdrestlng enough. Tho queer thing Is
that tho letter wub written by n musle
critic, who so far forgets the ethics of
his profession Ihnt he actually writes mil
sla criticisms as If music were Interesting
to human beings. The letter was written
to an unmusical person who asked sim
ply "Who is Hchoonberg?"
flchoenberg was a perfectly good and won
derfully talented conuxrtr, with a taim
for writing terribly complex orohertral
scores In an Idiom not a bit adancd be
yond that of StraiiM, He spent all his
time writing the Ourrelloder,'1 a long and
hentttlful choral work, and since he was
putting note on imper for tit hours a day,
didn't he murti tlmo left to earn money.
He and his wife reelly stoned In a cellar
room II had that from a friend). He lost
courage and couldn't flnlMi the "Onr
rHIeder' snd holrdy nould play his stuff.
Htrauss spnke of him nt a banquet and said
ho rnuld think scores that he (Strauss)
couldn't een road (a puro mschanlcn.1 com
plexity, not a harmonl.' on)! but that
didn't butter parsnips. So BCTioenberg de
cided. he'd as welt die for a sheep aff for
a lamb, and began writing the stuff he
wanted, never eipeotlng the ptlbl o to like
It, Then csme the three piano Pieces, the
"Pelleas" and .MeltaoJide,rnd the "Verk
lseite Naeht " The nrst quartet came a
little later alonr with the eocohd big group'
of songs The second quartet, the "Knm
tneii) mphenle ' the six orchestral pieces
snd the Pierrot songs came later. In the
"third period.' The "Pellraa" dales from
shout II (IV end en. I Mipvoae. does the
"Verklaerte Nocht." It was between the
second and third periods that Bchoenberg
wrrfte his "Harmonlelehre " Thn second
period piece were put on, a few 'Vienna
programs about 1908-0 and hooted pff. But
Bcheonfcerg got a tiny Job as teacher In a
muslo Softool about this time end that
watered his onions. Thsn his publisher,
the Universal Edition. Vienna, urged him
to flnlth the "Ourrellsder," whioh he did
in hl second manner. Incongruous "but in
teresting to the mind." And then said
publisher put up untold monels to hire no
orchestral Instruments and BOO or more
voices to perform It, with t,oen.,?'tfcol:
ducting. That was In the fall of lOli"
wns a huge success, and Behoenberars
"rep." was made
An Interesting recital was given last
night at Wltherspoon Hall by Mmo. Mes-sen-Stone,
contralto, and Attrello Glornl,
pianist. The recital was for the bepeflt
of the Settlement Muslo School, and was
rnthcr liberally pntronlzed.
.Mr. aiornl's manner at the piano Is en
tirely plenslng. Without any affectation,
and bo without superficial or meretricious
appeal, he directs himself to a complete
nnd accurate Interpretation of his music.
Lust night his musla Included three Cho
pin numbers, Liszt's "Variations on a
Thome by Bach," and In his third group
a mlnuett of his own. In the Chopin
"Scherzo" tho player's rhythmical sense
seemed faulty; In the Bach It asserted
Itself with greater accuracy and feeling,
it may be said that to play Bach one
muat havo a mind nnd a soul, and that to
piny a Liszt variation of Bach one must
have n soul on fire. Mr. Glornl's playing
remained peculiarly cerebral; but It was
so forceful, so splendidly resonant that It
Mmo. NleBsen-Stone sang In five lan
guages, and though the Russian alone was
In perfect accent, the others were so
clearly enunciated, yet without sacrifice
of melody, thnt this adventitious versatil
ity on tho singer's part wns an added
pleasure. In Wolfs "Im Herbat" Mme.
N'clssen-Stone failed vocally of her cli
max In "Meln Lleb 1st falsch," 'but re
covered with finely dramatic tones on her
lower register. So In Strauss' "Caeellle"
her voice which seemed merely capable
of uttering the higher notes, was capable
of expressing and Interpreting all that
came within her more legitimate range.
It seemed Mme, Nlessen-Stone's Intention
to display ns great a variety In Interpre
tation as In language, and the effort was
SUFFRAGISTS TO INSTRUCT
IN FARMING AT BAZAAR
Equal Franchise Society Will Have
Agricultural Booth nt Affair.
Elaborate preparations for a. farm and
garden booth, under tho auspices of the
Equal Franchise Society, at the Keystone
State Bazaar, to be held In this city, at
tho New Century Drawing Hooms, 121
South 12th street, on February 25 and 26,
are being made. Many prominent suf
fragists have consented to preside at this
booth and Impart their learning to pros
Mrs. O. Foulke. or 1024 Clinton street. Is
among those who will give Instruction.
She formerly operated a farm near West
Chester, and was so successful that she
was given recently an appointment' as In
structor at the State Agricultural School.
Special seedlngs and cuts from the
greenhouses on the farms of Mrs. Ho
ratio Gates Lloyd, at Haverford, and
Miss Fanny T. Cochran, at Westtown,
wilt be donated and sold at the booth.
Farm and garden Implements, as well
as accessories, will also be for sale.
Among thesd will be tools of all descrip
tions, such as plows, rakes, hoes, shovels,
Watering cans, buckets, etc, There will
be hats and aprons for the ladles who de
sire to take up this line of work and re
main tidy at the same time, Miss M, N,
Stewart, of 1725 Fine street, will be In
charge of the sale of these, assisted by
Miss Emily Kalgn Smith, Miss Dorothy
Welsh, MUs Margaret Kuhl Kelly, Mrs.
R Talt Mch'enrle, Mrs, Morris Jastrow
and others, alt of whom are said to have
expert knowledge on gardening and farm
ing. Knelsel Quartet Plays Tonight
The Knelsel Quartet will give Its second
chamber muBlo concert tonight at Wlth
erspoon Hall under the auspices of the
University Extension Society, The week's
series of leotures and concerts under the
University Extension auspices will be
concluded Saturday afternoon In Asso
ciation Hall, Qermantown. when there
Will Da motion pictures and readings for
children by Mrs. Helen Wilson Clonlnger,
Quartet In Concert Tonight
The Kaltenborn Quartet, of New "york,
will be heard tonight at one of the series
of free publlo concerts at the Drexel
Institute, 3M and Chestnut streets. The
Kaltenborn Quartet consists of two vio
lins, a viola and violoncello, Gounod,
Beethoven and Schumann will be played.
Parade on Washing-ton's Birthday
Members of the Patriotic Order. Sons of
America, the Knights of Malta, the Loyal
Orange Institution, Knights of the Golden
Eagle and many Bible classes will march
In parade on Broad street on Washing
ton's Birthday If the preliminary plans
are carried through. Seventy-five men
representing fraternal orders have formed
a committee to plan for the celebration
of Washington's Birthday.
Amateurs to Present Comedy
The members of the Miss Gladys WIN
Hams Bible Class, of St. Paul's Protes
tant Episcopal Church, Chestnut HIU,
will present a comedy called ' Mr Bob"
tonight at St George's Protestant Episco
pal Church, Indiana avenue and livinj.
ton trst- tb proceeds of thn entai
talmnesi vfll b sflwa l V Uttt
Motion pictures In natural colors nro in
sight literally, A recently patented In
vention, which Is being financed by some
of tho best known nnd moat practical
men In the photoplay business, will soon
be at work, picturing plays nnd scenes
nnd reproducing them In the colors of
their actual being, The Invention con
sists of a machine which, It Is claimed,
will solve tho vexatious problem of re
producing plctnrm In natural colors. In
addition, It Is said that the films will be
absolutely fltckcrlcss, Edmond Lyale Is
Hut more Is claimed for the new Inven
tion, instead of being n camera that
shows llnea of definition or mere silhou
ettes on n screen the full dimensions nf
every plajcr are revenlcil with fidelity
nnd the perspective Is ns actual ns a
stage scene where actors apponr In per
son to piny their respective roles. In
other words, the Inventor snys that his
camera will produce a scene with all tho
color nnd animation and nppearanco of
the legitimate stago, Instead of showing
Of the Lubin Players.
a fllckorlng shadowgraph on a flat sur
face. This will give tho pictures actual
depth, as well as length and breadth.
Tho magic machine will be domon
started early tho coming spring.
A CO-OPEHATIVE HOUSE.
To Mllwnukee must go the distinction of
having the only co-opt ratlvo moving
plcturo theatre In America. The house Is
under the management of an Alderman
nnd Is conducted ns a neighborhood social
enterprise. What Is more remarkable Is
thnt the theatre Is n financial succesH.
Alderman James Hcffeman, of the 23d
Ward, Is the genius who hns promoted
tho scheme. Associated v.lth him as
amateur theatrical magnates ,are Ho of
Tho house Is known as the Grace
Theatre. It Is situated at N'atlonnl ave
nue intl 28th street. Mr. Heffernan Is
the active manager, and performs his
dutleB without recompense another
unique distinction for an Alderman. The
shareholders hold about J20 worth of stock
eooh. One of tho rules of tho theatre Is
that passes shall not be Issued to stock
holders or members of their families.
Two years ago theatrical men opened
the theatre with the financial assistance
of Mr. Heffernan and a few neighbors.
From the outset the theatro lost money.
When It was about to suspend Mr. Hef
fernan took charge. Invited tho neigh
bors to a free performance, and whon
they were onco Inside locked the doors
and spoke as follows:
"Boys, we must save this theatre. It
Is a nice little theatre for our family
use. I'm going to sell each of you two
shares of stock, and we'll put this thing
on a paying basis I'll run It for you."
Tho plan worked out successfully.
NEW LUBIN rtECIlUIT.
Gladys Hanson haa Joined the Lubtn
players and will be featured In Henry
Arthur Jones' "Tho Evangellat," which
the Lubln Company Is now making. Miss
Hanson's career has been a most In
teretlng one. Born In Atlanta, Go., her
ambition always was to go on the stage
and her parents, being liberal minded,
aided her In this ambition. Following
her debut In Atlanta, Miss Hanson went
to New York and received an Important
part In "Tha Spoilers," under the direc
tion of Daniel Frohman. Her next en
gagement was with D. H. Sothern.
Florence Reed was his leading woman
and Mlas Hanson played a heavy part.
Shortly after Joining the Southern com
pany Miss Reed was taken 111 and Miss
Hanson was made leading woman.
For two years Miss Hanson was with
Kyrle Bellew as his leading woman, play
ing In "The Builder of Bridges," "The
Scandal" and the revival of "Raffles."
She also played with Mrs. Flske In "The
Modern Marriage." Following- this she
played the leading female roles, under
David Belasco, In "The Woman" and
"The Governor's Lady."
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YES, HERODOTUS WAS
RIGHT, GIRLS! AIDA'S
OBESITY IS PROVED
Verdi's Heroine Was
Plumpest Girl From Kar
nak to Last Cataract Her
By EOnQE JADE
Reduce, If you feel that way, girls, but
see that nobody Is around scratching
on the dlshpan while you're smoothing
the Axmlnster, or maybe, In the year
6915, your picture will be In the archaeo
logical seotton of a museum and visitors
will give you the "ha, ha" on "free days."
Alda, who had an exclusive contract
advertising Ethiopia In Egypt more than
2000 years before Noah built the ark, had
the short end In her dicker with life,
nnd when they burled her alive with her
griefs Verdi had to go and dig tho last
named up for Oscar Hamtnerateln.
Alda was a nice girl She had the
plumpest figure of any damsel from
Knrnnk to tho last cataract; nnd that
was stylo, for In those days straight
fronts wore not affected by the best
people. Curves, wrinkles nnd even folds
of fnt were the open sesame to the favor
of tho Pharoahs. Alda wns Rood for
this, snd no one knew her secret Hhe
died with H and It rested with her for
centuries, but now they havo dug up
something else on Aldn.
It's a bronze bowl which the University
of Pennsylvania professors say Is nt leaRt
4000 years old. It gives the dusky princess
nway completely. It la decorated with a
sorlcs of pictures showing Alda's method
of putting on weight She Ib depicted
with n retinue of servants nnd ten cows.
As fast as the slaves can milk the short
hours Alda disposes of tho milk. Ton
empty bowls are at the ptinooss' feet
nnd she In the act of saying, "Fill 'em
The bowl was discovered by an expe
dition sent out by tho University of
Pennsylvania n few years ago. Since
then It had reposed In tho University
Museum, encrusted with the patina, or
deposit, which covered Alda's secret. To
day It was subjected to a cleaning pro
cess, and the authorities were amazed to
find tho picture story carefully engraved
Tho discovery removes somewhat of a
stain from the reputation of Herodotus,
the Father of History, who remarked
upon Alda's obesity, according to report.
In his writings. Modern savants believed
ho had been deceived, but tho new dis
covery bears out the truth of his report.
OF MR. LEDERER'S ROLES
This Being a Fact, Not a Fiction
When It comes to having a varied rep
ertoire of rolos, Internal Revenue Col
lector Lederer can vie with the most
versatile artistes. The Income tax law"
Is responsible for that. In his capacity
as Collector he recently filed with him
self, as Dispersing Agent for tho Gov
ernment, his personal return under that
law, and claimed, In tho former role,
certain exemptions against himself In the
latter. Then, as a Federal agent, he con
sidered the exemptions he had claimed
personally, and passed upon them, c
course, allowing them and deducting them
from himself, the Collector.
Mr. Lederer then drew a check In his
olllclal cnpaclty to himself as a private
person, paying to himself his salary, at
the samo time making a deduction from
himself for the amount due under the
tnx. Mr. Iederer,- the man, then paid to
Mr. Lederer, the official, that which was
due, drawing a check from himself to
himself as Collector. In the latter ca
pacity he received this from himself In
tho former. Then as agent, he made a
receipt for tho amount to himself as
payer, gave It to himself as a private
person, and received It from himself as
nn official person.
GREEK CATHOLICS CELEBRATE
Pontifical Mass nt Cathedral In Ob
servance of New Tear.
Business today Is at a standstill among
members of the Ruthenlan Greek Catho
lic Church, who are celebrating their
New Year. The year was ushered In at
midnight with a pontifical mass In the
Cathedral of tha Immaculate Concep
tion, Franklin and Brown streets.
The ancient rite of blessing five loaves
of bread, several bushels of wheat and
urns of oil nnd wine was performed early
today by Bishop Ortynsky, bend of the
Greek Catholic Church In America.
Many little stores In the vicinity of
Brown and Tth streets, which are owned
by Ruthenlan Greeks, were closed today
because of the holiday. There was no
mummers' parade, but in different parts
of the city celebrations are going on.
Neutrality Meeting Here January 28
The first appearance of Dr. Martin O.
Brumbaugh at a public meeting as Gov
ernor of Pennsylvania will be made Jan
uary 23, when he will preside at a meet
ing of the American Neutrality League
In this city. The meeting Will have as
It subject preservation of strict neutrality
by the Unted States during the war
Speakers will Include Congressman Ste
phen G, Porter, of Allegheny County:
Congressman 'William A. Metx, New York,
and Congressman Henry Vollmer, Iowa.
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SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON
Antarctic explorer, who has re
turned after two years of hard
ship. He will lecturo in this city.
EXPLORER COMING HERE
Dr. Sir Douglas Mawson Will Lecture)
on Ill-fated Expedition.
Plilladelphlaiui Interested In polar ex
plorations nre awaiting the arrival of lir
Sir Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorer
and discoverer of "tho place where
storms are spawned," who will lecture
hero. Sir Douglas arrived In New York
yesterday to begin n speaking tour.
The sole survivor of an Antarctic ex
pedition In 1913, in whl oh Lieutenant B.
B. Nlnnee, of the British Navy, and Dr.
X. Mertz, Swiss ski champion, perished.
Sir Douglas wandered for 81 days alone.
One dog's ment furnished His food for
83 days, and during eight of these days
his last surviving companion also lived
on the dog's meat. In tho two years he
spent In tho Antarctic regions. Sir Doug
las said he discovered the breeding place
of the South American hurricanes In Ad
melle Land. The wind there blows 0
miles nn hour on the average, he tolls.
SYMPHONY CLUB TO PLAY
Fine Program Prepared for Lyceum
Slxty-flve members of the Philadelphia
Symphony Club will play tonight nt tho
meeting of tho Lyceum Institute In the
Alumni Building. Broad street and Co
In addition to the orchestral numbers
there will be four solos by Antonio Scar
dU7.lo. baritone; Miss Reba Stonger, 'cel
list; Herman Weinberg, violinist, and
Theodore Cella, harpist. Among the com
positions to be played tonight are selec
tions from the work of Bach, Meyerbeer,
Grieg, Maesenct nnd Vendlcatam.
The orchestra Is now at its best, nnd
each Individual musician has put forth
hts best effort to make the evening a
complnto success, not only for the orches
tra, but also for the Lycoum Institute.
The committee In charge nre Morton
Oppenhclmcr, Stanley Oppenhelmcr and
Rhea Olsho, chairman.
ORIENTALS' LOT DEBATED
Arts nnd Letters Society Discusses
United Stntes Policy.
"Resolved, That the United Slates
Government has been unjust In Its treat
ment of the Orientals In the West," waB
tho BUbicct of a debate and nn Interesting
feature of the 60th meeting of the Society
of ArtB nnd Letters In the New Century
Drawing Room, 121 South 12th street,
The entertainment consisted of two
piano boIos by Hnrry C. Hartmnnn, read
ings by Miss Clara Adams, songs by Miss
ICntherlne Teghtmaler, a reading try Dr.
Daniel Jianslleld Hoyt. a paper by Miss
Curtis Wnger-Smlth, song by IxjuIs C.
Shotrldge, a reading by Mrs. Robert C.
Goddos, Jr., nnd two cello numbers by
William A Schmidt
KILLED IN PALL DOWNSTAIRS
Attnck of Vertigo Fatal to Naval
A fall down stairs, said to have been
due to nn nttack of vertigo while alone
In his home at 2S23 Kast Clearfield'
street, caused the death of John Wil
liams, the head mechanic on tha steam
ship Great Northern, now nt Cramp's
shipyard. He was found a few minutes
after the accident by his daughter, who
had been called out on an errand, and
was taken to the Episcopal Hospital,
Where he died early today.
Williams was a shipwright by trade
and had been employed at William
Cramp & Sons for SO years. He was 63
years old. A son and a daughter, with
whom he lived, survive him,
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CHANCES TO WIN IN
Competition Less Keen in
Winners to Sec Wonders
Enthusiasm for the contest being con
ducted by the Kvenino LHDdErt and the
Punt.to Lnuaen to decide upon W persons
to be taken free of charge to the Ifln-amn-Pnctrie
nnd Snn Diego Expositions Is
rapidly on the Incfcnse. Contestants Who
have been hard nt work for days getting
subscriptions to the two newspnpere say
they are Just beginning to realize" ths
size of the reward that Is to be given" the
Such n trip never before has been of
fered by a nowspaper. Tho M winners
will he taken to thn big expositions at
Snn Francisco nnd San Diego absolutely
free of charge. Vn route they will visit
tho natural beauty spots of the greAt
West, Including many points where the
avcrago tourist never stops. The best of
accommodations wilt bo provided for
them on trains and at the hotels, ahd It
will not cost tho CO tourists a cent.
All arrangements for the trip will be
made by representatives of the BvbniNU
Lbdour nnd 1'unt.lc Lkdokr tinder the
dlroction of the Contest Editor, who Is
In charge of tho competition, At present
he is being kept busy with a large corps
of assistants, handling the subscriptions
being sent In by tho contestants and re
cording the points to their credit.
An he has heretofore announced, there
Is no geographical limit to the contest
He also has pointed out tho golden op
portunities existing In the suburbs of this
city for contestants, all of which have not
been snapped up by any means. There
will be far less competition In such places
than In the city.
It costs nothing to enter this contest.
All you havo to do Is to nil out the blank
In the advertisement and mall it to the
Contest Kdltor, who will supply all In
formation. Now Is the tlmo to enter the
contest and get into the class of the lucky
flrty. A good start now will menn you
cannot be headed by some other con
testant. CONSUMER IS THE LOSER
WHILE COAL APPEAL PENDS
Old Uetnll Kates Will Stand Until
Decision Is Beached.
Should tho courts eventually decide
that the Public Service Commission acted
legally whon it ordered n reduction of
40 cents a ton on anthracite coal brought
to Philadelphia, this would mean In
creased profits to the coal dealers to
whom a big sum would bo refunded. Ac
cording to tho order of the Commission,
the decreased rates were to have gone
Into effect on Jnnuary 12. The appeal
to the Dauphin County courts supersedes
this order, but the railroads ore re
quired to keep a record of every ton of
coal shipped after that date.
If the decision of the court sustains the
CommlsBlon, the railroads will be re
quired to refund 40 cents on every ton
of coal hauled after January 12, Mean
while tho consumer will be obliged to
pnv the old rates.
Tho case probably will be carried to
the State Supremo Court, no matter what
tbe Dnuphln County court's decision mny
Ward W. Pierson, one of the nttornevs
who argued the caBe for the consumers
before the Commission, yesterday applied
10 me commission ror permission to ap
pear as a co-defendant In the ense when
It Is reopened. It Is understood the Com
mission will grant his request.
VESSEL GETS RECOP.D BATE
45 Cents Freight Each Pnld on 130,
000 Case3 of Oil.
All records for the coit of carrvlng oil
to the Orient In n sailing vessel wire
eclipsed this morning, when It was an
nounced that the Norwegian bark Perkeo
had been chartered to carry 150,000 cases
of petroleum from this port to Japan at
the rate of 45 cents per case.
This cargo brings the owners JIS.OOO, or
nearly as much ns the crnft Is worth
It was believed that the rate of 20 cents
a case, obtained by the bark Wlndrush
yesteny, was the high-water mark,
Shipping men say the 45-rent rate paid
tho Perkeo will be pasied In a few days.
Master Bakers Plan Exhibit
Detailed plans for the, annum lonven
tlon of the Master Rakers of Pennsyl
vania were discussed at n meeting nt CM
Vine street yesterday, nnd a new feature
In the form of an exhibition was decided
upon. Seventy-five master bakers from
all sections of the State were at the
meeting. F K. Schllckenmeyer, of this
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